US Pat. No. 10,138,667

SPRING AND/OR DAMPING ELEMENT

HAHN GASFEDERN GMBH, Aic...

1. A damper element for damping a translational movement of a component and for causing the component to stop at a stop position, the damper element comprising a housing, a carrier displaceably supported in the housing for movement in a translational direction, and a damper part for damping the translational movement, wherein the damper part has a first end connected to the housing and a second end pivotably connected to the carrier, wherein the carrier is pivotable about a pivot axis perpendicular to the translation direction between a first position and a second position, wherein the damper element further includes at least one leaf spring connected to bias the carrier toward the first position, and wherein the carrier includes at least one actuating pin configured to deform the at least one spring when the carrier pivots from the first position to the second position.

US Pat. No. 10,138,663

LOCKING DEVICE FOR A TONER CONTAINER AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS HAVING THE LOCKING DEVICE

KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTION...

1. A locking device comprising:a locking cover that is opened and closed when a toner container for receiving toner to be replenished to a development device for developing a toner image is attached to and detached from an image forming apparatus body;
an engagement part that is engaged with the locking cover when the locking cover is in a closed state;
a tension member that pulls the engagement part from a prescribed direction, thereby allowing the engagement part to be engaged with the locking cover;
a movement part that moves the engagement part in an opposite direction of the prescribed direction, thereby releasing an engagement state between the engagement part and the locking cover; and
a mounting member that is mountable at the image forming apparatus body at two postures, and limits movement of the movement part to the opposite direction so as to maintain the engagement state when the mounting member is mounted at one posture while permitting the movement of the movement part in the opposite direction so as to allow the engagement state to be releasable when the mounting member is mounted at a remaining one posture.

US Pat. No. 10,138,661

INGRESS AND EGRESS AID THROUGH CHECK STRAP LATCH

FCA US LLC, Auburn Hills...

1. A vehicle comprising:a vehicle body;
a door rotatably supported by said vehicle body and rotatable relative to the vehicle body along a path between an open state and a closed state;
an interior door handle operatively associated with an interior of the door and actuable to unlatch the door to an unlatched state permitting the door to rotate from the closed state toward the open state;
a check strap extending between said vehicle body and said door and operable to restrict rotation of said door relative to the vehicle body;
a locking mechanism operable between a locked state, engaging said check strap to restrict rotation of said door relative to said vehicle body when said door is rotated between said closed state and said open state, and an unlocked state, disengaged from said check strap to permit rotation of said door relative to said vehicle body;
an assist handle moveable between a non-actuated state and a deployed state, said locking mechanism movable from said unlocked state to said locked state upon movement of said assist handle from said non-actuated state to said deployed state; and
wherein said assist handle is moveable from said non-actuated state to said deployed state to move said locking mechanism from said unlocked state to said locked state at any position of the door along the path the door travels between the closed state and the open state.

US Pat. No. 10,138,660

MULTIPLE POINT DOOR LOCKING SYSTEM

Hanchett Entry Systems, I...

1. A door lock system, comprising:a) a frame having a first side and a second side opposite said first side;
b) a deadbolt and a door latch connected to said frame configured to move between retracted and extended positions;
c) a first rotary control connected to said frame, said first rotary control having a first axis of rotation and configured to control deadbolt movement between extended and retracted positions via a primary cam mechanism rotatable about a second axis of rotation off-spaced from said first axis of rotation and acted upon by said first rotary control, wherein said primary cam mechanism includes a split two piece cam having first and second pieces each separately rotatable about said second axis of rotation, wherein said first piece includes a first actuating arm, and wherein said second piece includes a second actuating arm;
d) a second rotary control having a third axis of rotation off-spaced from said first and second axes of rotation and configured to control latch movement between extended and retracted positions; and
e) a link configured to positively move said deadbolt to said retracted position in response to operation of said second rotary control when said latch is moved toward said retracted position by said second rotary control, as effected via a rotary input to said second rotary control from one of said first or second sides of said frame,
wherein, upon rotary input to said second rotary control, said link is configured to move along a linear path normal to said movement of said deadbolt and said door latch and to contact said primary cam mechanism upon said link movement to affect movement of said deadbolt between said retracted and said extended positions.

US Pat. No. 10,138,655

KEY COVER

David Frank Borenstein, ...

1. A cover for a key, comprising:a first wall, wherein the first wall defines a first cavity extending partially from an exterior surface of the first wall to an opposite interior surface of the first wall;
a metallic plate embedded in the first wall and positioned at least partially within the first cavity;
a first magnet inserted in the first cavity and fixedly attached to the metallic plate;
a second wall opposite to the first wall; and
an outer wall extending between the first wall and the second wall, the outer wall defining a pair of slots extending therethrough, the slots being positioned opposite to each other on the outer wall, wherein the slots are sized to interlock with lateral bow tips of an SC1 key and wherein the slots are rectangular slits,
wherein the first wall, the second wall, and the outer wall define a closed chamber for receiving a bow of the key and an opening to the chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,138,652

FOLDABLE TENT RACK

XIAMEN ROADZUP OUTDOOR PR...

1. A tent rack, comprising:a first support stand including a first connecting base; two first stand poles; and two second stand poles; and
a second support stand 50 including a third stand pole; a second connecting base; and one second stand pole of the two second stand poles,
wherein each first stand pole of the two first stand poles has a first end that is rotatably connected to the first connecting base so that the two first stand poles are rotatable between a folded position and an unfolded position,
wherein each first stand pole of the two first stand poles is rotatably connected to and coupled with one second stand pole of the two second stand poles to form a scissor-type structure, and
wherein the first support stand with the two first stand poles unfolded has an arch shape and the two second stand poles are separated from one another
wherein one second stand pole of the two second stand poles and the third stand pole have respective first ends, and the first end of the third stand pole and the first end of the one second stand pole are rotatably connected by the second connecting base,
wherein the third stand pole and the one second stand pole are rotatable between an unfolded position and a folded position,
wherein the third stand pole is rotatably connected to and coupled with a fourth stand pole to form a scissor-type structure, and
wherein the second support stand, the third stand pole, and the one second stand pole in the unfolded position form an arch shape and one first stand pole of the two first stand poles and the fourth stand pole are separated from one another.

US Pat. No. 10,138,646

SUBMERGED ROBOT WITH LEARNING CAPABILITIES

MAYTRONICS LTD., Kibbutz...

1. A suction-powered pool cleaning robot comprising: a fluid outlet, adapted for connection to a suction hose; a fluid inlet, with a fluid path between the fluid inlet and the fluid outlet; a turbine at least partially disposed within the fluid path so as to extract energy from flow of fluid through the fluid path; an electrical generator for providing power thereto and adapted to be driven by the turbine; a sensor arranged to generate rotation information indicative of a speed of rotation of the turbine; and an electronic controller that is arranged to control an operation of the suction-powered pool cleaning robot in response to at least the rotation information; wherein the electronic controller is arranged to trigger a rotation of the suction-powered pool cleaning robot if the rotation information indicates that the suction-powered pool cleaning robot attempts to climb a wall of the pool.

US Pat. No. 10,138,643

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REMOVING STANDING WATER FROM A COVER

Cover-Pools Incorporated,...

1. A system for removing standing water from a pool/spa cover, the system comprisinga diaphragm pump mounted in a remote location relative to the pool/spa cover of a pool/spa;
one or more weights coupled to the pool/spa cover to create a depression into which standing water will accumulate; and
at least one hose having a first end and a second end, the first end coupled to an inlet in the diaphragm pump and the second end configured to be received in the depression in the pool/spa cover; and
a drain coupled to the diaphragm pump via a fluid conduit,
wherein:
the remote location is a roller mechanism housing or a recess in a pool deck, and
the drain is located at and discharges at the remote location to remove the standing water from the pool/spa cover and away from the pool/spa.

US Pat. No. 10,138,641

METHOD FOR RESTORING A STRUCTURE HAVING A CRACK BY FOLLOWING A CURVE REPRESENTING THE SEPARATION OF THE EDGES OF THE CRACK

ARMAN INNOVATIONS S.A., ...

1. A method for closing at least one crack appearing on a structure resting on settled soil, the at least one crack resulting from settling of the soil comprising:a preliminary step of consolidating a deep soil by a technique applied to a deep layer Z2 situated at a depth of between 2 B and 8 B, B being the width of said structure, said suitable technique including, in said deep layer Z2, at least one of a jet grouting, an injection of microcement, and an injection of an expanding material,
a main step of lifting a base of the cracked structure by means of injection of a reinforcement substance into foundation soil of the structure applied to a foundation layer situated on the surface and extending over a depth of between 0 and 2 B, said injection being made in line with said at least one crack in a primary drilling hole, the method comprising simultaneously with the injection, acquiring in real time a curve revealing edges of the at least one crack being brought together, stopping the injection as soon as an abrupt reduction in slope in absolute value is detected on the curve.

US Pat. No. 10,138,640

ADJUSTABLE CONCRETE FORM

1. A method for use of an adjustable form unit comprising:assembling an adjustable form unit; the adjustable form unit including at least:
at least two elongated form parts which are structurally configured for being attachable lengthwise relative to each other in multiple infinitesimal length adjustable dispositions relative to each other within the maximum length of the two elongated forms and/or at multiple angle dispositions; with one or multiple anchor points; in one or both of infinitely or infinitesimally adjustable lengths relative to each other along the lengths thereof;
the structural configuration including at least:
a first one of the at least one of the at least two elongated form parts having a single elongated slot disposed therein defined lengthwise relative thereto and another one of the at least two elongated form parts having one or more bolt holes disposed therein to provide for connection of the at least two elongated form parts together; and,
one or more of: a connection device, bolt or screw for holding the at least two elongated form parts in operative disposition relative to each other;
wherein the single elongated slot disposed in the first elongated form part and the plurality of bolt holes disposed in the second of the elongated form parts and the one or more of connection devices, bolts and screws coact to provide for connection of the parts together in one or both of infinitely or infinitesimally adjustable lengths relative to each other along and anywhere in the entire length of the single elongated slot; the one or more of the connection devices, bolts and screws are configured to be disposed simultaneously inserted in and through both the single elongated slot and the one or more bolt holes to effectuate the connection of the at least two elongated form parts to each other; and
the two or more elongated parts being adapted to be connected in an alternative angular disposition relative to each other, and in anchored position relative to a substrate, support structure, floor or wall;
disposing the adjustable form unit in the creation of an overall structure form for the creation of the ultimate structure;
creating the ultimate structure.

US Pat. No. 10,138,638

DECK COVERING SYSTEM

1. A deck covering system comprising:a deck covering configured to cover an existing building deck, the deck covering being substantially continuous across a surface, wherein the deck covering comprises a base layer, and a plurality of elongate panels on a top of the base layer, each of the plurality of elongate panels spaced apart from the other of the plurality of elongate panels forming a spacing between each of the plurality of elongate panels; and
a drainage channel insert connected to at least two edges of the base layer, the drainage channel insert allowing fluid drainage away from the deck covering, and connected to the at least two edges of the base layer such that the spacing between each elongate panel is in communication with the drainage channel;
a coping, the coping being an elongate panel connected to the drainage channel insert on an opposite side to the drainage channel insert and base layer connection, and the coping configured to connect to the building deck about a perimeter of the building deck, the coping having a downwardly extending portion configured to fit over an edge of the building deck.

US Pat. No. 10,138,637

FLOOR COVERING AND LOCKING SYSTEMS

VALINGE INNOVATION AB, V...

1. A method for producing a building panel having a horizontal plane which is parallel with a front side surface of the building panel, wherein the method comprises:displacing the building panel in a feeding direction relative a tool set and a pressure shoe, via a chain and a belt,
pressing on a rear side of the building panel via the pressure shoe,
forming an edge portion of the building panel via a first tool of the tool set, when the building panel is displaced relative the tool set,
forming a guiding surface in the building panel via a second tool of the tool set, and
guiding the building panel via a guiding device of the pressure shoe which cooperates with the guiding surface.

US Pat. No. 10,138,636

MECHANICAL LOCKING SYSTEM FOR FLOOR PANELS

VALINGE INNOVATION AB, V...

1. A set of essentially identical floor panels provided with a mechanical locking system comprising a flexible tongue, which is arranged in a displacement groove at a first edge of a first panel, and a tongue groove at a second edge of an adjacent second panel, the flexible tongue is configured to cooperate with the tongue groove for locking of the first and the second edge in a vertical direction,wherein:
the flexible tongue comprises a sliding surface and a locking surface,
the displacement groove comprises at least two cavities, each comprising upper, inner and lower cavity walls and a horizontal opening, wherein a portion of the displacement groove provided between said at least two cavities is configured to cooperate with a portion of the flexible tongue during locking,
the second floor panel comprises at least two protrusions, each comprising a sliding edge which is configured to cooperate with the sliding surface during locking and to press and bend a flexible tongue section into the at least two cavities, and
the flexible tongue section is configured to move back outwardly in a final stage of the locking such that the locking surface is inserted into the tongue groove.

US Pat. No. 10,138,633

SELF-ADHERING UNDERLAYMENT SHEETS TO FORM WATERPROOFING JOINTS, RELATED BUILDING ASSEMBLIES AND METHODS

Gardner-Gibson, Inc., Ta...

1. A building underlayment sheet comprising: an underlayment lamina having a top surface and a bottom surface, wherein the bottom surface includes an interior portion and a selvage portion that extends from the interior portion of the bottom surface to a terminal distal edge of the sheet, wherein the interior portion of the bottom surface bears a self adhesive layer, and the selvage portion of the bottom surface bears a bonding composition that is capable of bonding to a top surface of a second underlayment lamina to form a full lap joint.

US Pat. No. 10,138,631

ROOFING SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Spray Tech Industries, LL...

1. A roofing system, comprising:a first shingle layer comprising a first plurality of shingles;
a second shingle layer comprising a second plurality of shingles wherein each of the second plurality of shingles has a portion of which that overlays a portion of one the first plurality of shingles;
a first shingle in the first shingle layer, the first shingle having a single first rectangular channel and a single first rectangular protrusion in an upward-facing surface and the first rectangular-channel is contiguous with the first rectangular protrusion, the first rectangular channel and the first rectangular protrusion formed on an interlocking end of the first shingle, the first shingle comprising a slot that traverses the first shingle and the slot is configured to traverse the shingle underneath the first rectangular channel;
a second shingle in the second shingle layer, the second shingle having a single second rectangular channel and a single second rectangular protrusion in a downward-facing surface and the second rectangular channel is contiguous with the second rectangular protrusion such that the first rectangular channel is configured for receiving the second rectangular protrusion and the second rectangular channel is configured for receiving the first rectangular protrusion wherein the first rectangular protrusion is dimensioned such that it extends a distance above an upward surface of the second shingle,
wherein when interlocking the first shingle and the second shingle, a fastener is inserted through the first shingle, the second shingle, a nail strip inserted within the slot, another portion of the second shingle, and through a roofing substrate, and wherein the first shingle is flush with the second shingle so that such at a bottom of the first shingle and the bottom of the second shingle are fully attached to the roofing substrate and no opening exist between the shingles and the roofing substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,138,630

CONCRETE SHEARWALL AND ASSEMBLIES THEREOF, AND RELATED METHODS

1. A shearwall assembly comprising:a floor;
a first concrete column and a second concrete column extending upwardly from the floor with a first column face of the first column facing a second column face of the second column, a first protrusion and second protrusion extending from the first column face and the second column face, respectively, and;
a first column capital and a second column capital arranged at upper ends of the first and second columns, respectively;
a pair of horizontal slab panels positioned between the first and second precast concrete columns, each of the pair of horizontal slab panels extending in a length direction between first and second panel ends and in a height direction between upper and lower panel edges,
the first and second panel ends of each of the pair of horizontal slab panels extending toward the first and second column faces, respectively, and abutting opposite sides of the first and second protrusions,
end gaps being defined between adjacent ones of the first and second column faces and the first and second panel ends, and lower edge gaps being defined between the lower edges and the floor,
the upper edges extending up to the first and second column capitals, and each of the pair of horizontal slab panels having roughened inner faces; and
poured concrete at a volume formed between the pair of horizontal slab panels and the first and second precast concrete columns and filling the end gaps and lower edge gaps;
wherein a respective horizontal reinforcement extends from the first and second protrusions; and
wherein a plurality of trusses extend from the roughened inner faces of the pair of horizontal slab panels such that the horizontal reinforcements extending from the first and second protrusions are fitted between the respective trusses within the volume embedded in the poured concrete.

US Pat. No. 10,138,629

FACADE ASSEMBLY, BUILDING STRUCTURE, AND METHOD FOR MOUNTING THE FACADE ASSEMBLY

HILTI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT,...

1. A facade assembly for a building, comprising:at least one facade element, configured to be fastened to a wall or an inter-story ceiling of the building,
at least one fire-protection element, configured to be mounted between the facade element and the wall or the inter-story ceiling, and
a protective layer which covers the fire. protection element at least partly,
wherein the fire-protection element comprises an insulating layer and at least one self-supporting angle profile with two flanges disposed at an angle relative to one another,
wherein one of the flanges of the angle profile is fastened to the facade element and the other flange of the angle profile bears on the insulating layer, and
wherein the protective layer comprises an elastic material.

US Pat. No. 10,138,625

WATER RUNOFF TREATMENT APPARATUS

1. A water runoff treatment apparatus, comprising:(a) a membrane comprising one or of more layers defining a thickness of said membrane, a first exterior surface of said membrane positioned in contact with a surface of an upper layer of a soil structure, and an aperture formed through a thickness of said membrane, said aperture aligned with a vertical well provided in the soil structure;
(b) an elongated member mounted vertically, during use of said apparatus, through said aperture in said membrane and positioned within the vertical well, said elongated member comprising:
i. a hollow interior,
ii. a first open end positioned above an opposite second exterior surface of said membrane,
iii. a second open end positioned within an interior soil layer of said soil structure and sized and shaped to expel treated water runoff therefrom, and
iv. at least one opening formed through a wall thickness of said elongated member in a portion thereof extending above said opposite second exterior surface of said membrane and in an open communication with said hollow interior;
(c) a filtration member comprising:
i. a center bore sized and shaped for mounting said filtration member on an exterior surface of said elongated member for a linear reciprocal movement due to levels of the water runoff accumulating above said opposite second exterior surface of said membrane or the surface of the upper layer of the soil structure,
ii. a first hollow chamber including intake openings formed through a wall thickness of said filtration member in said first hollow chamber,
iii. a second hollow chamber in fluid communication with said first hollow chamber said second hollow chamber including, discharge openings in said second hollow chamber in fluid communication with said at least one opening in said elongated member during said linear reciprocal movement,
iv. an air chamber provided below said second hollow chamber during use of said apparatus,
v. an adjustable buoyancy counter weight disposed on an exterior surface of said filtration member below said air chamber,
vi. a filtering medium positioned in said second hollow chamber configured and operable to at least separate contaminant(s) from the water runoff received through said intake openings prior to discharging the filtered water runoff through said discharged openings into said hollow interior of said elongated member, and
vii. said filtration member being sized and shaped to cover said at least one opening formed through a wall thickness of said elongated member during said linear reciprocal movement;
(d) a trash rack comprising a bottom wall positioned in a contact with said opposite surface of said membrane, a peripheral side wall upstanding on said bottom wall and openings formed through a thickness of said peripheral side wall; and
(e) a barrier positioned adjacent and/or on said peripheral side wall of said trash rack, said barrier configured to reduce flow of the water and/or absorb a portion of the contaminant(s) prior to the water entering said filtration member.

US Pat. No. 10,138,307

ANTIMICROBIAL POLYMER

1. A composition consisting essentially of an antimicrobial polymer obtainable by polymerizing a monomer, whereby the monomer is represented by the structural formulas IIa to IIc or mixtures thereof,
wherein the residue R is ethyl, propyl, butyl, pentyl, hexyl and heptyl, cyclopropyl, cyclobutyl, cyclopentyl or cyclohexyl isopropyl, sec-butyl, iso-butyl, tert-butyl, 2-pentyl (sec. pentyl), 3-pentyl, 2-methyl-butyl, 3-methyl-butyl (isopentyl), 3-methyl-but-2-yl, 2-methylbut-2-yl, 2,2-dimethylpropyl (neopentyl), 2-methylpentyl, 3-methylpentyl, 2,3-dimethylbutyl, 2,2-dimethylbutyl (neohexyl) or 3-ethylpentyl,
wherein the antimicrobial polymer's glass temperature is 60° C. to 200° C., and
wherein the composition is a thermoplastic.

US Pat. No. 10,138,059

INTEGRATED SUPPLY CHAIN BUILDING

1. A multi-storey warehouse comprising:a warehouse building,
a plurality of floor levels within the warehouse building,
an inclined ramp arrangement connecting the floor levels with a ground level, the ramp arrangement being adapted to be used by a ramp vehicle,
at least one automated storage and retrieval system within the warehouse building, the automated storage and retrieval system comprising two adjacent rows of multi-storey pallet racks which are separated by an aisle, the pallet racks and the aisle essentially being arranged along a straight line, wherein a first end of the automated storage and retrieval system is provided adjacent to a side of the floor levels, and
at least one handling device, the handling device being located in the area of the aisle; the handling device comprising a floor rail supporting a lower cart, a top rail above the multi-storey pallet racks supporting an upper cart, and an aisle vehicle;
the aisle vehicle comprising:
the lower cart,
the upper cart,
an upper platform rotatably connected to the upper cart, the upper platform configured to rotate about a vertical axis,
a lower platform rotatably connected to the lower cart, the lower platform configured to rotate about the vertical axis,
at least one vertical beam extending between the upper cart and the lower cart, and
a pallet load pick/place unit;
wherein the handling device serves the multi-storey pallet racks.

US Pat. No. 10,138,058

WASTE CONTAINER TRANSPORT DEVICE

GREAT DAY, INC., Tallula...

1. An apparatus for transporting a waste container, the apparatus comprising:a base member;
a latch housing connected to the base member;
a cantilever arm hingedly connected to the base member and adapted to be coupled to the waste container, wherein, when the cantilever arm is coupled to the waste container, the cantilever arm is adapted to pivot about the base member between a loading configuration and a transporting configuration; and
a latch hingedly connected to the cantilever arm and adapted to slidingly engage the latch housing and pivot about the cantilever arm when the cantilever arm is pivoted about the base member, the latch being actuatable between a latched configuration and an unlatched configuration;
wherein, when the cantilever arm is in the loading configuration, the waste container is adapted to be coupled to the cantilever arm while the waste container is situated on a surface location;
wherein, when the cantilever arm is in the transporting configuration, the waste container is elevated above the surface location by the cantilever arm; and
wherein the latch housing comprises:
a guide plate connected to the base member;
a slot formed through the guide plate and defining first and second end portions; and
a notch formed through the guide plate at the first end portion of the slot, the notch extending downwardly from the slot.

US Pat. No. 10,138,057

GARBAGE CAN LID HAVING GARBAGE COMPRESSING MECHANISM AND GARBAGE CAN INCLUDING THE SAME

Michael Shek, San Mateo,...

1. A garbage can lid having garbage compressing mechanism, including:a main body, adapted for being disposed on a can above a can opening of the can, the main body being formed with an opening;
a pivoting lid, pivotally disposed on the main body to selectively close the opening, the pivoting lid being formed with a through hole;
a pressing pad, arranged below the pivoting lid, a face of the pressing pad facing the pivoting lid having a connecting portion which positionally corresponds to the through hole;
a restoring element, associating the pivoting lid and the pressing pad so that the
pressing pad tends to move toward the pivoting lid;
a pressing rod, the pressing rod having a pressing element and an engaging portion at two opposite ends thereof, the engaging portion being able to be inserted through the through hole of the pivoting lid to be detachably engaged with the connecting portion of the pressing pad so as to push the pressing pad downward;
wherein a top of the pivoting lid is recessedly formed with a receiving room, the through hole is formed on a bottom of the receiving room, a top lid is disposed on the pivoting lid to selectively cover the receiving room, the pressing rod includes four rod segments which are pivotally linked one by one so that the pressing rod is foldable to be received in the receiving room, a restriction structure is arranged between any two adjacent rod segments, the restriction structure includes a restriction notch and a restriction protrusion which has an inclined top face, the restriction notch is formed on one of the two adjacent rod segments, the restriction protrusion is formed on an outer surface of the other one of the two adjacent rod segments, the restriction protrusion is covered by its adjacent rod segment and the restriction notch and the restriction protrusion are staggered from each other when the two adjacent rod segments are aligned, the restriction protrusion is received in the restriction notch to prohibit the two adjacent rod segments from pivoting with respect to each other when the two adjacent rod segments are substantially perpendicular to each other, the pressing element is pivotally disposed on a free end of the most distal rod segment, the restriction structures allow the four rod segments to pivot to form a rectangular frame, the rectangular fame is able to be received in the receiving room.

US Pat. No. 10,138,056

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR SECURING BAGS WITHIN A CONTAINER

1. A securing device for securing trash bags entirely within a trash receptacle comprising:a belt member for securing a trash bag within the trash receptacle and configured to conform to an inner wall of the trash receptacle at a top of the trash receptacle and to clamp a top portion of the trash bag between the belt member and the inner wall of the trash receptacle without the top portion of the trash bag extending over the top of the trash receptacle;
at least one resilient member coupled to the belt member at a first end of the at least one resilient member and operably configured to couple to the inner wall of the trash receptacle, below the belt member, at a second end of the at least one resilient member, the at least one resilient member biasing the belt member against the inner wall of the trash receptacle to clamp the trash bag, without any other external forces, against the inner wall between the belt member and the inner wall.

US Pat. No. 10,138,055

CHUTE SYSTEM FOR WASTE AND OTHER MATERIALS

1. A chute system for a building, the chute system including:an inlet, through which an item is received;
a chute, coupled to the inlet;
a door located between the inlet and the chute to seal the inlet;
a venturi vent in the chute on an outer side of the door; and
an outlet hood, coupled to the chute, configured to fit over an opening of a receptacle into which the item is to be received, the outlet hood provided with an outlet opening in communication with the chute and a multi-fit bristle sealing surface on an underside of the hood configured to form a bristle seal with an opening of a receptacle into which the item is to be received, the multi-fit sealing surface configured to enable a seal to be formed with different receptacles having different sized or shaped openings, the bristle seal spacing an underside of the outlet hood from the opening of the receptacle.

US Pat. No. 10,138,053

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR LINING PROCESS TANKS

21. A method of providing a tank liner that includes a shell and a plurality of sheets defining an internal volume usable for storage of materials, the method comprising infusing extrusion weld material within a first gap defined by and/or adjacent at least one wall of the shell and within a second gap along an interface between a pair of adjacent sheets of the plurality of sheets, whereby the pair of adjacent sheets are joined by the extrusion weld material infused within the second gap.

US Pat. No. 10,138,052

FLOATING ROOF TANK HAVING SUPPORT STRUCTURES FOR PROTECTING THE PERIPHERAL SEAL

Vertical Tank, Inc., Bak...

1. A floating roof tank comprising:a tank having a tank interior surface and a tank interior space, said tank interior space capable of storing a fluid;
a floating roof disposed within said tank interior space wherein said floating roof floats on said fluid and wherein said floating roof has a first guide collar and a second guide collar;
at least one seal extending between said floating roof and said interior surface of said tank wall, establishing a seal therebetween;
a first guide post disposed within said tank interior space and passed through said first guide collar and a second guide post disposed within said tank interior space and passed through said second guide collar wherein said floating roof can move with respect to said first guide post and said second guide post along said first guide collar and said second guide collar; and
at least one locking mechanism configured to lock the floating roof to said locking mechanism such that the floating roof is supported by said first and second guide posts and said first and second guide collars when said tank is in a position other than vertical.

US Pat. No. 10,138,051

GLOVE AND HAND PRODUCT CADDY ASSEMBLY

1. A glove and product holding assembly comprising:a housing having a bottom wall and a perimeter wall being attached to and extending upwardly therefrom;
a pair of posts, each of said posts being attached to and extending upwardly from said housing, each of said posts having a bottom end and a top end; and
a pair of glove engagement members, each of said top ends having one of said glove engagement members attached thereto, each of said glove engagement members including five protruding members, each of said protruding members being configured to be extended into one of a plurality of finger sleeves; and
a pair of receivers being attached to said housing, each of said receivers extending outwardly from an exterior side of said perimeter wall wherein said pair of receivers is positioned outside of said housing, each of said bottom ends being threadably coupled to one of said receivers wherein said pair of posts are positioned to extend upwardly outside of said housing.

US Pat. No. 10,138,050

DISPENSING VALVE INCORPORATING A METERING VALVE

Summit Packaging Systems,...

1. A dispensing valve comprising a metering valve for use in a pressurized aerosol application, the dispensing valve comprising:a mounting cup supporting a gasket, and an opening extending through both the mounting cup and the gasket to facilitate receiving a valve stem;
a valve housing defining a cavity, the valve housing being captively retained by the mounting cup, with the gasket sandwiched between the valve housing and the mounting cup, a valve body being accommodated within the valve cavity, and a spring being accommodated within the cavity and biasing the valve body against the gasket into a closed position for preventing flow through the dispensing valve;
a lower portion of the valve housing comprising a passage which facilitates communication between the product to be dispensed and the cavity of the valve housing;
the valve stem being coupled to the valve body, and the valve stem extending out through the opening formed in the gasket and the opening formed in the mounting cup;
an actuator being supported adjacent a free end of the valve stem to facilitate dispensing product to be dispensed through the dispensing valve; and
the metering valve comprising:
a metering chamber delimited by a metering valve seat and a stop, and a metering member being movable, within the metering chamber, between the stop and the valve seat to facilitate dispensing a predetermined quantity of the product to be dispensed, and, following priming of the metering valve, a predetermined quantity of the product being dispensed from the metering chamber each time that the metering valve is actuated; and
the metering valve seat comprising at least one micro vent formed therein to facilitate supplying unpressurized external air to the metering valve seat and breaking a seal formed by surface tension of the product to be dispensed and thereby releasing the metering member from its sealing engagement with the metering valve seat so that the metering member can move from the metering valve seat back into engagement with the stop for another dispensing cycle.

US Pat. No. 10,138,049

FLEXIBLE CONTAINERS HAVING FLEXIBLE VALVES

7. A non-durable flexible stand-up container comprising:at least one product volume made from one or more layers of a flexible material and containing a fluent product;
a nonstructural panel, made from one or more layers of a flexible material, defined by a plurality of expanded structural support volumes, and overlaying the product volume;
at least one flexible valve having a flow path for dispensing the fluent product from the product volume, wherein:
the flow path is formed between a first, relatively flat flexible material overlapping a second, relatively flat flexible material;
the flexible valve is closed when a pressure inside of the product volume is below a critical pressure;
the flexible valve automatically opens when a squeeze force applied to the nonstructural panel causes the pressure inside of the product volume to exceed the critical pressure;
wherein the flexible valve further comprises tension-inducing elements;
wherein at least one of the tension-inducing elements is an expandable volume;
wherein the tension-inducing elements comprise a first expandable volume and a second expandable volume opposed from one another and defining the flow path therebetween;
wherein at least one of the expandable volumes is located adjacent to at least one of the expanded structural support volumes; and
wherein at least one of the tension-inducing elements is in fluid communication with one or more of the expanded structural support volumes.

US Pat. No. 10,138,048

SOFT-SIDED INSULATED CONTAINER WITH LID FITTING

CALIFORNIA INNOVATIONS IN...

1. A soft-sided insulated container having:a soft-sided insulated body and a top;
said body defining an insulated chamber therewithin;
said top defining a first closure member of said container and being hingedly movable relative to said body between an open position and a closed position;
said top including a first rigid member, said first rigid member defining a first work surface upon which to rest objects;
said container having a second rigid member, said second rigid member being mounted to said body adjacent to said top;
said second rigid member being movable between a deployed position and a retracted position; and
in said deployed position, said second rigid member defining a second work surface upon which to rest objects.

US Pat. No. 10,138,047

SPIGOT AND SPIGOT GUARD FOR AN INSULATING CONTAINER

YETI Coolers, LLC, Austi...

1. An insulating container, comprising:a base including:
a sidewall structure having a plurality of sides;
a bottom portion connected to a first end of each side of the plurality of sides of the sidewall structure; and
an opening formed at a second end of each side of the plurality of sides of the sidewall structure, opposite the first end of each side of the plurality of sides of the sidewall structure, the opening being configured to allow access to an interior void of the insulating container formed by the sidewall structure and the bottom portion;
a spigot extending through a first side of the sidewall structure, the spigot configured to dispense fluid stored in the interior void, the spigot further including:
a spigot body including a spout for dispensing the fluid; and
an insulating container mount configured to secure the insulating container, wherein the mount is secured to a platform, and wherein the insulating container mount is configured to allow access to the interior void when the insulating container is secured to the mount, the container mount further including:
a plurality of anchor points and a mount plate, wherein the anchor points and the mount plate are configured to receive the insulating container.

US Pat. No. 10,138,046

NEGATIVE PRESSURE STORAGE CONTAINER

Shin Hung Yih Technology ...

1. A negative pressure storage container, comprising:a container body comprising a storage chamber with an open side and an anti-slip pad mounted on a bottom surface thereof;
a container cover covering said container body, said container cover comprising an outer cover member, an inner cover member and an inner plastic cushion member, said outer cover member and said inner cover member being fastened together, said inner cover member being made of a plastic material and having a top side thereof fastened to said outer cover member and an opposing bottom side thereof fastened to said inner plastic cushion member, said inner cover member comprising a suction hole located on a bottom wall thereof, said inner plastic cushion member comprising a suction through hole, which is disposed in communication with the inside space of said container body after said container cover is covered on said container body;
a rotary device rotatably connected to said outer cover member of said container cover, said rotary device comprising an inner shaft fixedly fastened to a bottom end thereof and a gear portion located at a distal end of said inner shaft and suspending inside said outer cover member and adapted for driving a gear transmission mechanism;
a gear transmission mechanism mounted at said bottom wall of said inner cover member of said container cover, said gear transmission mechanism comprising a transmission gear set, an eccentric wheel and a link, said transmission gear set comprises a driving gear meshed with said gear portion of said inner shaft of said rotary device and drivable by said rotary device to rotate said eccentric wheel, said eccentric wheel being eccentrically and pivotally connected to one end of said link, said link having an opposite end thereof pivotally connected to a reciprocating piston of a vacuum pump;
a vacuum pump mounted at said bottom wall of said inner cover member of said container cover and disposed in communication with said suction hole of said inner cover member, said vacuum pump comprising a reciprocating piston drivable by said gear transmission mechanism to reciprocate and to further draw air out of said container body; and
a balance spring mounted between said reciprocating piston and said vacuum pump;
wherein when said rotary device is rotated by an external force, said gear portion of said inner shaft is forced to rotate said driving gear and then said transmission gear set of said gear transmission mechanism, causing said eccentric wheel to move said link and to further reciprocate said reciprocating piston in drawing air out of said container body, and thus, a negative pressure is created in said container body; when the negative pressure in said container body reaches a predetermined level, said bottom wall of said plastic inner cover member of said container cover is forced to curve in direction toward the inside of said container body, and thus, said transmission gear set of said gear transmission mechanism is moved with the deformed said bottom wall of said inner cover member toward the inside of said container body to disengage said driving gear from said gear portion of said inner shaft of said rotary device, enabling said rotary device to run idle.

US Pat. No. 10,138,045

ENCASEMENT PROTECTIVE APPARATUS

1. An encasement protective apparatus for an article, said apparatus comprising:(a) a flexible surrounding sidewall that is substantially fluid tight about a longitudinal axis, wherein said surrounding sidewall has a substantially fluid tight first end portion and an opposing substantially fluid tight second end portion wherein said longitudinal axis spanning therebetween, said surrounding sidewall also having a substantially fluid tight first margin portion and an opposing substantially fluid tight second margin portion, wherein said first and second margin portions are substantially parallel to said longitudinal axis, said surrounding sidewall also having an outer surface portion that is adjacent to an external environment and an inner surface portion that defines a primary interior formed by said surrounding sidewall, said first and second end portions, and said first and second margins, said primary interior forms a rectangular prism being omnidirectionally equally symmetric in dimension parallel to said longitudinal axis, wherein said outer surface portion is attached at said first and second end portions forming a pocket that the article is disposed within, wherein said first and second margin portions at said outer surface portion are removably engagable to one another and define a first aperture opening, thereby said pocket defining a secondary interior, further a second aperture is disposed therethrough said surrounding sidewall allowing fluid communication from said primary interior into the external environment, wherein said primary interior can have a portion of a fluid evacuated therethrough said second aperture into the external environment; and
(b) a plurality of compressible particulate items loosely disposed within said primary interior, wherein operationally when said primary interior has a portion of the fluid evacuated therethrough said second aperture, said apparatus is in an evacuated state being defined as when said compressible particulate items are substantially in contact with one another and also substantially immovable relative to one another, this results in said surrounding sidewall becoming rigidified to provide a rigid shell that partially encompasses the article to protect the article, further said compressible particulate items are relatively movable and loose to one another being defined as an un-evacuated state when said primary interior is un-evacuated therethrough said second aperture thereby placing said apparatus into said un-evacuated state allowing said surrounding sidewall to be pliable, facilitating the article to be taken from the pocket or disposed within the pocket therethrough said first aperture, further operationally said primary interior that forms said rectangular prism being omnidirectionally equally symmetric in dimension parallel to said longitudinal axis results in a symmetrical shrinkage of said flexible surrounding sidewall in going from said un-evacuated state to said evacuated state due to said compressible particulate items being dispersed symmetrically within said primary interior.

US Pat. No. 10,138,044

AIRTIGHT SHEATH FOR PACKING A BOTTLE

10. An airtight sheath for packing a bottle, the airtight sheath made of at least two outer films heat-sealed together and comprising:a first buffering unit comprising a plurality of first air columns, and two distal heat-sealing sides being heat-sealed to terminate two opposite sides of the first buffering unit;
a second buffering unit comprising a plurality of second air columns, two opposite sides of the second buffering unit being heat-sealed with the two distal heat-sealing sides of the first buffering unit;
a bottom unit comprising a plurality of bottom air columns connected with ends of the plurality of first air columns and second air columns, the bottom unit and the first and second buffering units cooperatively forming a packing space for packing the bottle therein, each of the bottom air columns having at least a sealing node being heat-sealed, the sealing nodes being arranged in alignment with each other, two recessed sealing lines respectively formed at and bending inwardly from opposite end portions of the bottom unit and connecting the distal heat-sealing sides, the sealing nodes and the recessed sealing lines cooperatively enabling the bottom air columns to bend toward the packing space when being inflated; and
a cover extending from one end of the first buffering unit opposite to the bottom unit and disposed within the packing space, the cover and the first buffering unit cooperatively forming an insertion slot communicating with the packing space for buckling and enveloping a neck portion of the bottle.

US Pat. No. 10,138,043

FITMENT FOR A FLEXIBLE CONTAINER

AptarGroup, Inc., Crysta...

1. A fitment for use with a flexible, collapsible container having an opening to the container interior, said fitment comprising:a, an elongate body for being sealed at the opening of a flexible, collapsible container, said body having
i. an inner end,
ii. an outer end,
iii. a height defined between said inner end and said outer end,
iv. an access passage extending between said inner end and said outer end for communicating with the container interior, and
v. a sealing portion for being attached to the container interior, said sealing portion having a major dimension generally oriented transversely of said height; and
b. a pour lip that
i. extends from said outer end of said body,
ii. projects laterally relative to said access passage, and
iii. defines a pour path;
wherein said body includes a base that defines said sealing portion having said major dimension and a neck that
i. projects from said base to define a portion of said access passage, and
ii. defines said outer end, and said pour lip extends from said neck and projects laterally from said neck relative to said access passage, a portion of said outer end defined by said neck has a peripheral surface oriented laterally of said access passage, said peripheral surface sloping in the general direction of said major dimension of said body sealing portion, said peripheral surface having a maximum height relative to said base at a location distal to said pour lip, and said peripheral surface having a minimum height relative to said base at a location proximal and adjacent to said pour lip.

US Pat. No. 10,138,042

CONTACT LENS DISPENSING CONTAINER

Optic 18 Limited, Loughb...

1. A contact lens dispensing container comprising:an upwardly opening receptacle configured to receive a single contact lens and storage solution;
a peripheral flange providing a planar engagement surface surrounding the receptacle;
a peelable cover sheet securable to the engagement surface to seal the receptacle, the peelable cover peelable from the engagement surface to allow removal of the contact lens from the receptacle;
an applicator comprising a handle, the handle having a first end and a second end, the handle being pivotably mounted on the flange and having a carrier located at the first end of the handle and a hand grip located at the second end of the handle, the handle and the hand grip forming a continuous member pivotable at the second end of the handle relative to the flange; and
the applicator being moveable between a stowed position and a deployed position, wherein in the stowed position the carrier is received in the receptacle with the handle not extending above the engagement surface, and in the deployed position the hand grip is rotated in relation to the flange causing the handle to be raised so that the carrier is located above the engagement surface to facilitate direct application of the contact lens from the carrier onto a wearer's eye without need for manual contact.

US Pat. No. 10,138,041

PACKAGE FOR LAUNDRY SCENT ADDITIVE

1. A package comprising;a container, said container having an open end and containing a particulate laundry scent additive, said particulate laundry scent additive comprising perfume;
a dosing cup comprising a closed end, a peripheral rim, and a wall extending from said closed end to said peripheral rim to define a dosing volume, wherein said dosing cup comprises a vent opening in said closed end or in said wall, wherein said vent opening is sized and dimensioned to retain said particulate laundry scent additive; and
a shrink sleeve wrapping around said container and at least a portion of said wall of said dosing cup thereby providing a mechanism of engagement between said dosing cup and said container;
wherein said package further comprises a closure engaged with said open end of said container.

US Pat. No. 10,138,040

TOOL HOLDER PREVENTING BEING DISMANTLED FROM A TOOL

Hong Ann Tool Industries ...

1. A tool holder comprising:a first holding member having first and second ends and first and second sides extending between the first and second ends thereof, with the first holding member including at least one restraining protrusion adjacent to the first side of the first holding member and having a fixed end fixed to the first holding member and a free end opposite the fixed end, with the at least one restraining protrusion including a first edge thereof defining a first restraining side with a first hooking structure having a first height and a second edge thereof opposite the first edge defining a second restraining side, with the first hooking structure including at least one first tooth; and
a second holding member incorporable with the first holding member to form a holding space, with the second holding member having first and second ends and first and second sides extending between the first and second ends of the second holding member, with the second holding member including at least one catching slot adapted to engage with the at least one restraining protrusion, with the at least one catching slot including a first edge thereof including a first limiting structure having a second height and a second edge thereof opposite the first edge of the at least one catching slot and including a second limiting structure, with the second limiting structure extending from the second edge of the at least one catching slot having a free end spaced from the second edge of the at least one catching slot, with the second limiting structure being cuttable from the second edge of the at least one catching slot, with the first limiting structure including a ridge; wherein the first and second holding members in a first arrangement include:
the holding space formed therebetween with the first and second holding members prevented from being separated from one another,
the first sides of the first and second holding members connected together and the second sides of the first and second holding members connected together,
the first and second holding members include the ridge engaging with the at least one first tooth,
the at least one restraining protrusion engaging in the at least one catching slot,
the first hooking structure engaging with the first limiting structure,
the second restraining side and the second limiting structure having a gap tolerance therebetween not greater than the first and second heights,
the free end spaced from the second edge of the at least one catching slot with the gap tolerance, and
the first hooking structure of the at least one restraining protrusion disengaging from the first limiting structure when the second limiting structure is cut from the at least one catching slot.

US Pat. No. 10,138,039

TWIST-TIE DISPENSER REFILL

Twist-Ease, Inc., Crysta...

1. A base for a twist-tie dispenser refill, the base comprising:a base portion and a rear portion, the base portion being generally U-shaped and forming an opening configured to receive a twist-tie cluster and the rear portion extending from the generally U-shaped base portion;
at least one mounting member protruding from the rear portion, the at least one mounting member configured for mounting the base to a fixture, wherein the at least one mounting member defines a hook configuration with a stop portion and a vertical retention portion, the at least one mounting member configured to receive a mounting structure of the fixture in the form of a rod.

US Pat. No. 10,138,037

CLOSURE FOR A PACKAGE

Closure Systems Internati...

1. A closure comprising:a polymeric top wall portion;
a polymeric liner;
a polymeric disc, the polymeric disc being located between the polymeric top wall portion and the polymeric liner; and
a polymeric annular skirt portion depending from the polymeric top wall portion, the annular skirt portion including: (1) an internal thread formation for mating engagement with an external thread formation of a container, (2) an internal bead to assist in positioning the polymeric liner and the polymeric disc, and (3) an internal prying projection to assist in removing the closure from the container, the internal prying projection being located adjacent to or contacting the internal bead, the internal prying projection extending farther inwardly toward a center of the closure than the internal bead,
wherein at least a portion of each of the internal bead and internal prying projection is located between the polymeric liner and the internal thread formation.

US Pat. No. 10,138,036

BEVERAGE CONTAINER SOUND DEVICE

1. A noise producing beverage container comprising:a container having a surface which includes an opening initially sealed with a tongue in the surface opening;
a pull tab disposed on the surface adjacent the tongue; and
a sound making device having a reed, the sound making device attached to the interior of the container adjacent the sealed opening, the tongue movable upon rotating the pull tab to contact the sound making device;
wherein the sealed opening is initially in a closed position and upon opening the sealed opening the tongue contacts a free end of the reed, bends the reed and releases the reed, the reed producing a percussion sound upon release.

US Pat. No. 10,138,035

TAMPER EVIDENT FLIP-TOP CLOSURE, METHOD AND TOOL FOR MAKING THE SAME

1. A closure for a container comprising:a base having a cylindrical shape with at least one recessed area along a top perimeter of the base and a retaining ring near a bottom of the base;
a lid having an upper surface and a lower surface, and configured to close over and open off of the base; and
at least one tab having an inner surface and an outer surface, the at least one tab extending from the lower surface of the lid and comprising a lip portion configured to fold back onto the at least one tab through contact with the base and lock with the base, when the lid is closed over the base, the at least one tab configured to detach from the lid when upward movement of the at least one tab is prevented by the base as the lid is opened from the base after the lid is closed over the base, and a portion of the outer surface of the at least one tab being visible through the at least one recessed area after the lid is closed over the base and remaining partially visible through the at least one recessed area after the at least one tab has detached from the lid,
wherein the base further comprises at least one undercut region disposed surrounding the at least one recessed area and in which the at least one tab is disposed when the lid is closed over the base.

US Pat. No. 10,138,034

SINGULAR CAP COMPOUND VENTED NURSING AND RELATED BOTTLE

1. A double vented container for use for holding a liquid, and for dispensing of the same, said container having a body portion, a neck portion, the neck portion having integral threads, a collar provided for the container, and having internal threads capable of engagement with the neck portion of said container, said container having a spout extending upwardly from the collar for use for dispensing of any liquid contained therein, a double vent operatively associated and assembled with the collar, said collar having an upper surface, a vent port provided therethrough, and an integral vent tube extending from the interior of the collar, and into the said container, and communicating with the vent port, said vent tube having a passage therethrough and in communication with the vent port of said collar, a separate reservoir, said reservoir having an integral reservoir tube extending downwardly therefrom, the upper surface of the reservoir is a separable cap, which may be secured onto or removed from the upper edge of the reservoir, during assembly and prepared for sealed reception of the vent tube therethrough, said separable cap having said aperture provided therethrough and provided for pressure fitting and sealing of said vent tube therethrough during assembly for usage, when the reservoir and separable cap are pressure fitted and sealed onto the vent tube, such that when the container holding a liquid is inverted, liquid may be dispensed from its spout, while atmospheric air may be double vented through the vent tube and said reservoir and reservoir tube into the interior of the container to prevent the generation of any vacuum therein during dispensing of its contained liquid.

US Pat. No. 10,137,990

ARMREST TABLE

LIQ MENG CORP., Taipei (...

1. An armrest table comprising:an armrest casing having
an inner space; and
a front opening communicating with the inner space of the armrest casing;
a frontward-moving stand front and rear movably mounted in the armrest casing, capable of moving out of the front opening of the armrest casing, and having
an inner space; and
a top opening communicating with the inner space of the frontward-moving stand;
at least one table panel up and down moveably mounted in the frontward-moving stand, and capable of moving out of the top opening of the frontward-moving stand;
wherein when the at least one table panel is moved to a highest position of its movement route, the at least one table panel is rotatable to be horizontal;
wherein when the at least one table panel is moved to a lowest position of its movement route, the frontward-moving stand and the at least one table panel are capable of being received in the armrest casing;
a frontward-moving power device mounted in the armrest casing, connected to the frontward-moving stand, and capable of moving the frontward-moving stand front and rear;
a control panel mounted on the armrest casing; and
a control system electrically connected to the control panel and the frontward-moving power device, such that the control panel controls a movement and a position of the frontward-moving stand by the frontward-moving power device.

US Pat. No. 10,137,679

MATERIAL DEPOSITION SYSTEM FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

Raytheon Company, Waltha...

1. A material deposition system for additive manufacturing comprising:an extruder having:
two or more input ports for receiving two or more feed materials,
a mixing chamber for receiving the two or more feed materials supplied from the two or more input ports,
a mixing device for mixing the two or more feed materials in the mixing chamber to create a blended deposition material, and
an extrusion port for extruding the blended deposition material;
two or more actuators, each of the two or more actuators being configured to independently feed a respective one of the two or more feed materials at a feed rate toward the mixing chamber;
a measuring device configured to measure the viscosity and/or other rheological properties of the blended deposition material in the mixing chamber; and
a controller operatively coupled to the measuring device and operatively coupled to the two or more actuators;
wherein the controller is configured to receive information from the measuring device corresponding to the measured viscosity and/or other rheological properties of the blended deposition material in the mixing chamber; and
wherein the controller is configured to adjust the respective feed rates of the two or more actuators independently of one another in response to the information received from the measuring device corresponding to the measured viscosity and/or other rheological properties of the blended deposition material in the mixing chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,137,677

CELLULOSE FILM PRESSURE SENSITIVE ADHESIVE SUBSTRATES FOR HIGH TEMPERATURE PRINTING

POLYMERIC CONVERTING LLC,...

1. A method of printing a single ply transparent or pigmented cellulose film having a top surface and a bottom surface in a high temperature printer:said method comprising:
(a) coating said bottom surface of said single ply transparent or pigmented cellulose film with a layer of pressure sensitive adhesive and coating said top surface of said single ply transparent or pigmented cellulose film with a functional top coating while controlling the moisture content of the single ply transparent or pigmented cellulose film at between 4.5 and 6.5 wt % water, based on the weight of the single ply transparent or pigmented cellulose film;
(b) laminating a lay flat liner onto said layer of pressure sensitive adhesive to form a laminated single ply transparent or pigmented cellulose film; and
(c) passing said laminated single ply transparent or pigmented cellulose film through a laser printer to affix printed indicia to said laminated single ply transparent or pigmented cellulose film.

US Pat. No. 10,137,674

ELASTOMERIC LAMINATE WITH ACTIVATION THICKNESS

1. A method for forming an elastomeric laminate comprising the steps of:providing a first coverstock material;
SELF'ing the first coverstock material to create a pre-SELFed coverstock layer having a primary activation pattern comprising SELF-specific land areas and deformed areas;
providing an elastomeric layer; and
joining the elastomeric layer at zero strain to the pre-SELFed layer in a relaxed state wherein the deformed areas exist, such that the elastomeric layer and pre-SELFed coverstock layer are joined at one or more bonding sites.

US Pat. No. 10,137,672

LAMINATION DEVICE AND METHOD

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A lamination device comprising:a jig configured to accommodate a window having a curved surface;
a transfer member configured to allow a film to be attached to the window to be spaced from the jig;
a roller unit configured to press a surface of the transfer member to which the film is not attached and attaching the film to the window;
a driver connected to the roller unit and configured to move the roller unit along the curved surface of the window by rotating with respect to a fixed rotational center; and
a pressing unit connected to the driver and the roller unit and configured to press the roller unit.

US Pat. No. 10,137,671

FLEXIBLE FILM COMPOSITION FOR HEAT SEALS AND CONTAINER WITH SAME

Dow Global Technologies L...

1. A flexible container comprising:a first film and a second film, each film comprising a heat sealable flexible film structure comprising:
a seal layer (A) consisting of (i) from 35 to 80 percent by weight of the layer (A) of a propylene based plastomer or elastomer (“PBPE”) and (ii) from 20 to 65 percent by weight of layer (A) of a low density polyethylene having a melt index from 0.2 g/10 min to 50 g/10 min and a density in the range of from 0.915 g/cm3 to 0.935 g/cm3;
a base layer (B) comprising an ethylene-based polymer selected from the group consisting of high density polyethylene (HDPE), linear low density polyethylene, (LLDPE), low density polyethylene (LDPE) and combinations thereof; and
an outermost layer (C) comprising a material having a melting point greater than 140° C.;
wherein the films are arranged such that the layer (A) of each film is in contact with each other and the second film is superimposed on the first film to form a common peripheral edge; and
a heat seal is located along at least a portion of the common peripheral edge;
a hard seal wherein opposing layers (B) are in contact with each other; and
a frangible seal wherein opposing layers (A) are in contact with each other.

US Pat. No. 10,137,669

VEHICLE INTERIOR MATERIAL AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR

LG HAUSYS, LTD., Seoul (...

1. A vehicle interior material comprising:coating layers formed on both surfaces of a veneer layer, wherein the coating layers are formed from water-dispersible polyurethane dispersion or water-dispersible acrylic polyurethane dispersion, wherein
the water-dispersible polyurethane dispersion or the water-dispersible acrylic polyurethane dispersion comprises a solid content of 10% to 40% by weight,
the water-dispersible polyurethane dispersion or the water-dispersible acrylic polyurethane dispersion further comprises a silica compound, and
the water-dispersible polyurethane dispersion or the water-dispersible acrylic polyurethane dispersion comprises 5 to 30 parts by weight of the silica compound with respect to 100 parts by weight of the solid content of the dispersion;
a back layer on the coating layer of one surface of the veneer layer, and
a front layer on the coating layer of the other surface of the veneer layer,
wherein each of the front layer and the back layer comprises one or more thermoplastic resins, and wherein a thickness of the coating layers is 5 ?m to 50 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,137,665

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING LAMINATE, AND LAMINATE

TOKYO OHKA KOGYO CO., LTD...

1. A laminate comprising a flat film and a support film, wherein:the flat film has a thickness of 1000 nm or less, and does not have through-pores with an opening diameter of 1 nm or more;
the support film is a porous film having a surface roughness of 100 nm or less;
a plurality of openings in the main surface of the support film have an average diameter below 1000 nm; and
the main surface of the support film has an opening ratio of 40 area % or less.

US Pat. No. 10,137,664

COMPOSITE MATERIAL STRUCTURE, AIRCRAFT WING AND AIRCRAFT FUSELAGE PROVIDED WITH SAME, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING COMPOSITE MATERIAL STRUCTURE

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A composite material structure, comprising a fiber-reinforced plastic composite material extending in one direction, wherein the one direction is 0°, and having a plurality of holes defined at intervals in a row in the one direction, that is subjected to a tensile load or a compressive load in the one direction, wherein:a peripheral region around the holes includes a first area obtained by bending a composite material reinforced using continuous fibers made even in a longitudinal direction so that a center line of a width of the composite material weaves between adjacent holes and zigzags in the one direction;
a tensile rigidity and/or compressive rigidity in the one direction of the peripheral region is lower than a tensile rigidity and/or compressive rigidity in the one direction of another region that surrounds the peripheral region;
the first area includes at least two parallel parts, wherein a first parallel part is positioned on a side and in contact with a hole of the plurality and is connected to a second parallel part on a side and in contact with an adjacent hole of the plurality by a slanted part disposed between the hole and the adjacent hole, such that first parallel part on the side of the hole and the second parallel part on the side of the adjacent hole are on opposite sides; and
wherein the parallel part comprises the continuous fibers oriented in a 0° direction, is parallel to a first diameter of its corresponding hole, and includes an extension line of a second diameter of its corresponding hole that is oriented in a ±90° direction, wherein a portion of the parallel part has a length equal to or greater than the first diameter of its corresponding hole.

US Pat. No. 10,137,661

MICRORELIEF STRUCTURAL BODY, DECORATIVE SHEET, DECORATIVE RESIN MOLDED BODY, METHOD FOR PRODUCING MICRORELIEF STRUCTURAL BODY, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING DECORATIVE RESIN MOLDED BODY

Mitsubishi Chemical Corpo...

1. A structural body comprising a base material, and a microrelief structural layer having a microrelief structure,the microrelief structural layer being laminated on the base material as a surface layer of the structural body, and
the microrelief structural layer having at least one physical property selected from the group consisting of the following (A) and (B):
(A) the elastic modulus at 25° C. is 50 MPa or more, and the elastic modulus at 80° C. is 30 MPa or less; and
(B) the tensile elongation at break at 80° C. is from 20% to 100%,wherein:the microrelief structural layer contains a cured product obtained by curing a curable composition,
the curable composition includes at least one monomer selected from the group consisting of a monomer having one radical-polymerizable double bond (X), a monomer having two radical-polymerizable double bonds (Y), and a monomer having three or more radical-polymerizable double bonds (Z), in an amount of from 70 parts by mass to 100 parts by mass relative to 100 parts by mass of the curable components in the curable composition,
the mass average molecular weight of the monomer having two radical-polymerizable double bonds (Y) is from 600 to 8000, and
the value obtained by dividing the mass average molecular weight of the monomer having three or more radical-polymerizable double bonds (Z) by the number of groups having polymerizable double bonds is from 300 to 1000.

US Pat. No. 10,137,659

FLOORBOARD AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THEREOF

VALINGE INNOVATION AB, V...

1. Floorboards configured to make a floating floor, the floorboards comprising a surface layer and a core, the floorboards are mechanically lockable and which along edge portions of the floorboards have pairs of opposing connectors configured for locking similar, adjoining ones of the floorboards to each other both vertically and horizontally, wherein the surface layer comprises flexible resilient fibers, and wherein a thickness of the surface layer is equal or larger than 0.5 times a thickness of the core.

US Pat. No. 10,137,656

CARTON FEEDER SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SIMULTANEOUSLY FEEDING A PLURALITY OF CARTONS TO A CONVEYOR TRACK USING A PLURALITY OF PICK-UP HEADS

Norden Machinery AB, Kal...

1. A carton feeding system for feeding a plurality of cartons to a conveyor track, comprising:a plurality of feeding devices, where each feeding device comprises:
a pick-up head with a plurality of vacuum cups each having a front, the front of the plurality of vacuum cups defining a holding plane, the pick-up head being moveable between:
a pick-up position (P1) in which the holding plane of the pick-up head is positioned parallel to a folded carton blank that is to be picked up, and
an insertion position (P2) in which the carton blank is oriented for insertion into the conveyor track, and
an erecting finger having a bearing surface and pivotally suspended at the pick-up head, wherein the erecting finger is pivotal with respect to the holding plane of the pick-up head between:
a first position in which the bearing surface of the erecting finger is substantially parallel to the holding plane when the pick-up head is in the pick-up position (P1) such that the erecting finger supports the folded carton blank received on the holding plane of the pick-up head, and
a second position in which the bearing surface is transverse to the holding plane of the pick-up head when the pick-up head is in the insertion position (P2) to engage the carton blank and at least partially open the carton blank and align the erecting finger with the conveyor for insertion of the carton into the conveyor, wherein the pick-up head and the erecting finger are released from the carton blank at the insertion position (P2) when the carton is inserted into the conveyor;
wherein at least two of feeding devices of the plurality of feeding devices are operable in parallel to insert and release at least two cartons simultaneously at respective ones of the insertion positions (P2) located along the conveyor track.

US Pat. No. 10,137,653

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MANUFACTURING A GREEN TIRE

Compagnie Generale Des Et...

1. A method for manufacturing a green tire by winding a carcass reinforcement ply (N) onto a cylindrical rotary tire-building drum having a circular section of which the generatrix is rectilinear, on which an inner rubber layer (G) is laid and defines a first laying surface, on which a number of profiled elements (P) that are axially spaced, with respect to a rotation axis of said tire-building drum, apart one from one another and have a given thickness are laid, wherein said inner rubber layer (G) and said profiled elements (P) define a second laying surface that defines a meridian line (M) having a curved profile on which said carcass reinforcement ply (N) is wound, comprising:grasping a front edge (Nav) of the carcass reinforcement ply (N) with the aid of a transport device having a chassis that supports a transverse row of gripping pads disposed along a line parallel to said front edge,
transferring the carcass reinforcement ply (N), with the aid of said transport device, between a supply station and said tire-building drum,
laying the front edge (Nav) of said ply on the second laying surface,
withdrawing said transport device,
applying an applicator roller having a deformable profile to the front edge (Nav) of said carcass reinforcement ply, and exerting a pressure in the radial direction, with respect to the tire-building drum, across the width of said carcass reinforcement ply corresponding to the points at which the carcass reinforcement ply is brought into contact with said second laying surface, and rotating said tire-building drum,
wherein after the step of grasping the front edge (Nav) of the carcass reinforcement ply (N) and prior to the step of laying the front edge (Nav) of the carcass reinforcement ply (N) on the second laying surface, moving at least one of the gripping pads relative to at least one other of the gripping pads such that the transverse row of gripping pads is adjusted from a first configuration in which all of the gripping pads are located in a single plane while grasping the front edge (Nav) of the carcass reinforcement ply (N) to a second configuration in which said at least one gripping pad is vertically offset with respect to said at least one other gripping pad so as to impart in said carcass reinforcement ply (N) a non-planar profile which follows the contour of the meridian line (M) by displacing an articulating support carrying the at least one of the gripping pads into contact with a profiled bar that has a profile corresponding to that of the meridian line to as to impart the row of gripping pads with the second configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,137,652

METHOD OF HOSE CONSTRUCTION

7. A method of hose construction comprising:providing a hose former having a surface;
providing a sacrificial layer on the surface of the hose former;
constructing a hose on the sacrificial layer;
forcing pressurized fluid between the sacrificial layer and the hose former to separate the hose former from the sacrificial layer;
removing the hose former from the sacrificial layer; and
separating the sacrificial layer from the hose, wherein the step of separating the sacrificial layer from the hose comprises collapsing the sacrificial layer under atmospheric pressure.

US Pat. No. 10,137,651

HEATING SYSTEM FOR COMPOSITE REWORK OF AIRCRAFT

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. An apparatus that comprises:a frame;
an attachment system configured such that in operation, the attachment system attaches the frame to a surface of a composite structure;
a laser unit directly connected to the frame, such that the laser unit comprises a number of laser beams directed to; a first mirror, a second mirror, and a scanning lens, mounted within the frame, such that the laser unit comprises a laser source within the laser unit;
a vacuum bag that comprises a transparency for the number of laser beams with a vacuum applied to the vacuum bag;
a controller that comprises a rework module specially programmed to:
receive rework information and data, for each portion, of a composite patch, that comprises at least: a depth and a number of plies in layers of a composite material removed to form a scarf in the composite structure, boundary conditions of the scarf, an optical absorption factor of a resin in a composite patch for the scarf, the transparency of the vacuum bag, a pressure within the vacuum bag,
identify a heating cycle and a cooling cycle for each portion;
generate commands, based upon a simulation that comprises at least one of: a finite analysis and an analytical analysis of the rework information and the data, to select, for each portion, a wavelength and an intensity required for each laser beam, in the number of laser beams, for a period of time needed to respectively raise each portion to a desired temperature range; and
transmit the wavelength and the intensity required for each laser beam to pass through the vacuum bag with a vacuum applied to the vacuum bag and cause the desired temperature range in each portion, within the vacuum bag, for each step needed to cure the composite patch on the composite structure, such that the number of laser beams respectively heat each portion of the composite patch to the desired temperature range; and
an image sensor configured to confirm: an amount of curing of each portion of the composite patch, and a compliance of the laser beam with the commands, the controller configured to receive data from the image sensor and adjust commands based upon the data.

US Pat. No. 10,137,650

FILAMENT WINDING APPARATUS

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

1. A filament winding apparatus comprising:a fiber supplier that supplies a fiber toward a liner having a cylindrical section;
a winder that rotates the liner along a circumferential direction of the cylindrical section to wind the fiber around the liner;
a tension adjuster that adjusts tension of the fiber supplied to the liner; and
a controller that controls an action of the filament winding apparatus,
wherein the controller includes
a tension amplitude estimator that estimates a tension amplitude that is a fluctuation width of the tension of the fiber wound around the liner based on an amount of circumferential swing of the liner rotated by the winder,
a waveform generator that generates a temporary tension waveform that relates a rotation phase of the liner rotated by the winder to the tension of the fiber wound around the liner based on the estimated tension amplitude and predetermined set tension of the fiber to be wound around the liner, and
a tension controller that controls the tension adjuster in such a way that an adjusted tension waveform that relates the rotation phase of the liner to the tension of the fiber adjusted by the tension adjuster has a phase opposite to a phase of the temporary tension waveform.

US Pat. No. 10,137,648

MATERIAL PLACEMENT SYSTEM

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A method for placing material for a composite part, the method comprising:positioning a roller relative to a material delivery structure in which the roller is associated with an end of the material delivery structure;
moving the material delivery structure relative to a mold;
moving a plurality of lengths of material towards the roller; and
placing the plurality of lengths of material on the mold with the roller;
wherein the roller has an axis of rotation configured to move over a curved path between a first position and a second position relative to the material delivery structure; wherein the material delivery structure has a first guide on a first side of the material delivery structure in which the first guide is configured to guide a first number of lengths of material in the plurality of lengths of material to the roller and a second guide on a second side of the material delivery structure in which the second guide is configured to guide a second number of lengths of material in the plurality of lengths of material to the roller.

US Pat. No. 10,137,647

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MANUFACTURING THREE-DIMENSIONAL FIBER FABRICS AND COMPONENT PREFORMS MADE OF FIBRES IN TWO STEPS

COMPOSITENCE GMBH, Leonb...

1. A method for manufacturing a three-dimensional fiber fabric or a three-dimensional component preform, comprising:forming an overall convex body by sequentially laying sets of fibers on an overall convex surface of a workpiece carrier such that the sets of fibers extend from a first edge region of the overall convex surface to a second edge region of the overall convex surface,
subsequently clamping the first and second edge regions of the overall convex body on the surface of the workpiece carrier by clamping each of the first and second edge regions between a clamping device and the workpiece carrier, and
subsequently reshaping a to-be-reshaped region, which lies between the first and second edge regions of the overall convex body, into a reshaped region having at least one concave section by using a re-molding tool having a movable part that presses the to-be-reshaped region to form the reshaped region,
wherein the reshaped region has a surface area that is greater than the surface area of the to-be-reshaped region and/or
at least the segment of a fiber that forms the reshaped region of the body has a length that is greater than the length of the segment of the same fiber that forms the to-be-reshaped region of the overall convex body and/or
in a cross-sectional view, the path of a surface of the to-be-reshaped region is represented by a first line, and in the cross-sectional view, the path of the same surface of the reshaped region is represented by a second line, the first line being shorter than the second line.

US Pat. No. 10,137,646

PREPARING A POLYGON MESH FOR PRINTING

Whispering Gibbon Limited...

1. A computer-implemented method of preparing a polygon mesh for printing by a process of additive manufacturing, comprising the steps of:receiving a model of an object to be printed in the form of a polygon mesh;
converting the polygon mesh into a signed distance field comprising voxels identified as interior or exterior to the object, including the steps of creating a plurality of layered depth images of the model, and writing to the distance field using said layered depth images,
said conversion including resolving degeneracies in the model so that the signed distance field defines an outer surface that is an orientable manifold, in that pixels in said layered depth images that have inconsistencies are not written to the distance field, and pixels are considered inconsistent if a polygon of one orientation does not have a corresponding polygon of an opposing orientation; and
converting the signed distance field to a format that facilitates additive manufacturing of the object.

US Pat. No. 10,137,643

MODEL-BASED PROCESS SIMULATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

ASML NETHERLANDS B.V., V...

1. A method comprising:obtaining a sensitivity model that comprises a plurality of sensitivity values and/or functions, each sensitivity value and/or function specifies a prediction, for a different lithographic apparatus setting for one lithographic apparatus, of an amount of a difference in an imaging result attributable to an amount of a difference in the lithographic apparatus setting;
generating, by a hardware computer, a simulated substrate contour using one or more of the sensitivity values and/or functions of the sensitivity model; and
storing in a non-transitory computer-readable medium and/or providing to a lithographic apparatus, data and/or instructions based on the simulated substrate contour,
where the data and/or instructions, or a derivative thereof, are configured to guide design, control and/or modification of an aspect of a physical process of manufacturing devices and/or an aspect of a physical object or apparatus for use in the process of manufacturing devices.

US Pat. No. 10,137,641

THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECT AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THEREOF

GUANGZHOU LITE-ON MOBILE ...

1. A method of manufacturing a three-dimensional object, comprising:providing a carrier which has a predetermined surface, the predetermined surface including a first surface, a second surface, and a third surface; and
driving a discharging head to move on a work track and conduct a three-dimensional spread corresponding to the first surface, the second surface, and the third surface, wherein the predetermined surface and the work track have an identical spacing therebetween;
wherein the discharging head moves relative to the first surface using a first movement speed and conducts the three-dimensional spread, the discharging head moves relative to the second surface using a second movement speed and conducts the three-dimensional spread, the discharging head moves relative to the third surface using a third movement speed and conducts the three-dimensional spread, the first movement speed is identical to the third movement speed, and the second movement speed is different from the first and third movement speeds.

US Pat. No. 10,137,639

METHOD OF FABRICATING AN ULTRASONICALLY WELDED MAT UNIT

1. A method comprising:forming a first layer of a floor mat unit from non-vinyl nontoxic thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) material;
forming a second layer of the floor mat unit from the non-vinyl nontoxic TPE material;
curing, at least partially, the first and second layers;
adjoining the first layer in direct contact with the second layer at a plurality of intersecting welding contact points; and
welding the first and second layers together without any material to bond the first and second layers together other than the non-vinyl nontoxic TPE material.

US Pat. No. 10,137,632

METHOD OF REMOVING SUPPORT STRUCTURE USING INTEGRATED FLUID PATHS

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A method of manufacturing a three-dimensional object:operating a first ejector of a three-dimensional object printer to eject a first material towards a platen to form an object;
operating a second ejector of the three-dimensional object printer to eject a second material towards the platen to form 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 support portion and contact a portion of the support material that formed the support;
connecting a fluid source to one end of the at least one fluid path of the support and operating an actuator to pump fluid from the fluid source through the at least one fluid path to enable fluid to flow through the at least one fluid path to contact the support material and exit from another end of the at least one fluid path to remove at least an inner portion of the support from the object; and
operating the actuator to periodically reverse a flow direction of the fluid through the at least one fluid path.

US Pat. No. 10,137,631

DEVICE, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR FUSED DEPOSITION MODELING

1. A method for fused deposition modelling, comprising;configuring, using processing circuitry, a separation distance between a nozzle and an ultrasonic hammer;
depositing, using the nozzle, a material on a substrate at a first predetermined temperature;
moving, using the processing circuitry, the nozzle and the ultrasonic hammer at a predetermined speed in a predetermined pattern to create an object; and
hammering the deposited material using the ultrasonic hammer to compress the deposited material, wherein the deposited material is at a second predetermined temperature, and
wherein the configuring the separation distance between the nozzle and the ultrasonic hammer includes determining, using the processing circuitry, the separation distance so that the material changes in temperature from the first predetermined temperature when the material is deposited to the second predetermined temperature when the ultrasonic hammer is to compress the deposited material.

US Pat. No. 10,137,630

CONTROL METHOD OF EMBOSSING APPARATUS

Graphtec Corporation, Ka...

1. A control method of an embossing apparatus, comprising:moving a cutting tool including a blade to a position facing a predetermined first target position of a medium to be processed, by controlling an operation of a first driving device configured to move, in a first direction, a support member on which the medium to be processed is adhered, and an operation of a second driving device configured to move the cutting tool and an embossing tool which recesses the medium to be processed by pressing, in a second direction parallel to a major surface of the support member and different from the first direction;
controlling an operation of a first pressing device configured to move the cutting tool in a third direction perpendicular to the major surface of the support member, thereby sticking the blade into the first target position of the medium to be processed, and stopping the blade in a state in which a blade edge is positioned between upper and lower surfaces of the medium to be processed;
forming a cut line on a boundary between a non-processing portion where embossing is not performed and an embossing portion by moving the support member in the first direction by the first driving device, and moving the cutting tool in the second direction by the second driving device, in the state in which the blade is stuck in the medium to be processed;
moving the cutting tool to a position where the blade is pulled out from the medium to be processed, by controlling the operation of the first pressing device;
moving the embossing tool to a position facing a second target position along the cut line of the medium to be processed, by controlling the operations of the first driving device and the second driving device;
controlling an operation of a second pressing device configured to move the embossing tool in the third direction, thereby pressing the embossing tool against the second target position, and forming a recess in the medium to be processed; and
forming on the medium to be processed, after forming the cut line, an embossed portion formed of a continuous recess extending along the cut line and breaking the medium to be processed on the cut line, by moving the support member in the first direction by the first driving device, and moving the embossing tool in the second direction by the second driving device, in the state in which the embossing tool is pressing the medium to be processed.

US Pat. No. 10,137,629

BLOWN FILM INSTALLATION, METHOD FOR PRODUCING A BLOWN FILM STRIP AND FILM PRODUCED THEREWITH

1. A blown film installation (1) with an annular nozzle for extruding a film tube, with a tube formation area for longitudinal and transverse stretching of the film tube, with a cooling means for the film tube moving in the machine direction, with a collapsing section of the film tube into a double layer film strip and with a pair of haul-off rollers beyond the cooling means for hauling off the film tube, wherein a processing roller line (8) for longitudinal stretching of the double layer film strip is disposed beyond the pair of haul-off rollers (2) in the machine direction,wherein
the machine direction is oriented vertically from the bottom up and the processing roller line (8) is disposed above the pair of haul-off rollers, wherein a heating means is provided for the double layer film strip (23); and
wherein a reversing unit (20) is provided above the processing roller line (8).

US Pat. No. 10,137,627

UNIT FOR PROCESSING BLANKS PROVIDED WITH AN OPTICAL CONFINEMENT SECTION HAVING CONVERGENT WALLS

SIDEL PARTICIPATIONS, Oc...

1. Unit (1) for processing hollow-body blanks (2) of plastic material, which comprises a chamber (6) in which the blanks (2) advance by following a predetermined pathway (T), this chamber (6) being delimited on both sides of the pathway (T) by two lateral walls (3, 4) having opposing inner faces (5), this chamber (6) comprising a main section (9) in which at least one of the walls (3, 4) is provided with numerous sources (10) of electromagnetic radiation, the lateral walls (3, 4) defining between themselves, at at least one end of the chamber, an opening (8) for the passage of the blanks (2), this chamber (6) further comprising at least one optical confinement section (12), which extends between the main section (9) and the opening (8), and in which the inner faces (5) of the lateral walls (3, 4) are optically reflective and converging in the direction of the opening (8),wherein the chamber (6) comprises an absorption section (18), which extends between the optical confinement section (12) and the opening (8), and in which the inner faces (5) of the lateral walls (3, 4) are optically absorbent.

US Pat. No. 10,137,626

PET BLOW MOULDING MACHINES

1. A method for controlling a preform for stretch blow molding a container with an integrally formed handle, said preform comprising a body portion and said integrally formed handle, said preform transferred from a preform supply source to a blow molding tool for blowing said container, said method including the steps of:a. passing said preform through a preform handle orienting apparatus;
b. transferring said preform to a preform transportation system;
c. transferring said preform from said transportation system to said blow molding tool;
d. maintaining orientation of said preform handle imposed by said handle orienting apparatus during said transfer to said preform transportation system and said transfer to said blow molding tool;
e. setting heat outputs of individual preform heating elements to deliver a required distribution of heat density to said body portion of said preform,
f. rotating said preform during transport along said transportation system past an array of the preform heating elements; and
g. shielding said integrally formed handle from excessive exposure to heating from said heating elements.

US Pat. No. 10,137,624

METHOD TO DIRECT COMPOUND EXTRUDED STRUCTURE FOR THE PRODUCTION OF IRRADIATION CROSSLINKED POLYPROPYLENE FOAM

TORAY PLASTICS (AMERICA),...

1. A method of manufacturing an extruded structure, comprising:introducing resin into a feeder of an extruder;
injecting a liquid crosslinking agent into the extruder using an injector at a location downstream of the feeder within 4 to 8 screw diameters of an axial length of the extruder;
introducing a chemical blowing agent into the extruder at a location downstream of the location where the liquid crosslinking agent is injected into the extruder; and
extruding a structure from the extruder.

US Pat. No. 10,137,622

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INJECTION MOLDING OF PLASTIC MATERIALS

INGLASS S.p.A., Orbassan...

1. An apparatus for injection molding of plastic material into a mold cavity, comprising a distributor of fluid plastic material under pressure connected to at least one injector including a valve pin displaceable between a closed position and an open position, wherein the valve pin is controllably operated by an electric rotary actuator, said apparatus being configured to detect a value of the torque developed by the electric rotary actuator at least when the valve pin is in a path from said closed position to said open position, and to employ the detected torque value to pilot a molding process.

US Pat. No. 10,137,616

FABRICATING LIGHTWEIGHT SKIN SYSTEMS FOR LARGE SCALE ROBOTIC CHARACTERS

DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC.,...

1. A method of texturing cellular foam material, comprising:providing a sheet of cellular foam material as input to a laser cutter;
first controlling the laser cutter to make a first pass over a surface of the sheet cutting a first layer of a texture pattern; and
second controlling the laser cutter to make a second pass over the surface of the sheet cutting a second layer of the texture pattern, wherein the second layer overlaps the first layer and wherein the laser cutter has a first resolution setting defining a first dots per inch (DPI) value for the laser cutter during the first controlling and a second resolution setting defining a second dots per inch (DPI) value for the laser cutter during the second controlling that is greater than the first DPI value defined by the first resolution setting, whereby the laser cutter concentrates more heat energy in the cellular foam material during the second controlling than in the first controlling to provide a deeper cut on the surface of the sheet during the second controlling.

US Pat. No. 10,137,615

METHOD FOR FORMING MOTOR VEHICLE SEAT UPHOSLTERY

1. A method of forming a cover element for upholstery of an element of a motor vehicle seat, comprising at least one layer of foam and a cap comprising at least a covering material, wherein the forming of the cover element comprises the steps of:placing said cap against a matrix defining the visible shape of the cover element, with the covering material on a side of the matrix;
maintaining the cap pressed against the matrix by suction;
placing said at least one layer of foam against a back of said covering material; and
applying a forming punch defining a rear surface of the cover element;
wherein a foam thickness of the at least one layer of foam is obtained by spraying foam on a substrate supported by a suction plate.

US Pat. No. 10,137,614

SHEET MANUFACTURING APPARATUS

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A sheet manufacturing apparatus configured to manufacture a sheet by heating and pressurizing a material containing a fiber and an additive agent, the apparatus comprising:a supplying opening configured to supply an additive agent in air;
a first tank configured to communicate with the supplying opening and store the additive agent, the first tank including
a first photoelectric detector configured to detect an absence of the additive agent in the first tank,
a second photoelectric detector configured to detect that an amount of the additive agent in the first tank reaches an upper limit, and
a third photoelectric detector disposed between the first photoelectric detector and the second photoelectric detector in a vertical direction and configured to detect the amount of the additive agent in the first tank and; and
a second tank configured to communicate with the first tank and store the additive agent, the second tank being detachably attached to the sheet manufacturing apparatus, the second tank including a screw feeder configured to transport the additive agent from the second tank to the first tank, the screw feeder being configured to commence to transport the additive agent from the second tank to the first tank in response to the third photoelectric detector detecting the amount of the additive agent in the first tank,
the second tank including an opening through which the second tank is configured to communicate with the first tank and including a valve slidable relative to the opening of the second tank between an opening position at which the valve opens the opening of the second tank and a closing position at which the valve closes the opening of the second tank.

US Pat. No. 10,137,613

APPARATUS FOR MANUFACTURING THIN-WALLED BODIES OF REVOLUTION

1. An apparatus for manufacturing thin-walled bodies of revolution comprises a heatable expander which is mounted rotatably about a longitudinal axis, and a feeder for supplying mouldable material, said feeder being mounted above the expander so as to be movable therealong, wherein a lower part of the feeder is heatable, the expander is hollow with a reflective internal surface, and a heater of the expander is in the form of a laser, the radiation of which is transported into the expander.

US Pat. No. 10,137,611

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING MOLDED ARTICLE USING FOOD WASTE

1. A method for manufacturing a molded article using food waste, comprising:(s1) a step wherein food waste is collected;
(s2) a step wherein with respect to 1 g of the food waste, 0.01 to 0.5 g of deodorizing agent, 0.01 to 0.5 g of sterilizing agent and 0.01 to 0.5 g of natural antiseptic are added to form a first mixture;
(s3) a step wherein the first mixture is dried using a drier of above 15° C. and a heating film;
(s4) a step wherein the particles of the food waste are sorted out to remove impurities;
(s5) a step wherein the sorted particles of step s4 are crushed into sizes of 0.01 mm to 1 mm to form a crushed powder;
(s6) a first mixing step wherein a binding agent containing a food additive is mixed and pasted with the crushed powder to form a second mixture;
(s7) a second mixing step wherein purified water and an aromatic agent are mixed and pasted with the second mixture manufactured in the first mixing step to form a third mixture;
(s8) a step wherein the third mixture is poured into a mold and is compressed and molded, thus manufacturing the molded article;
(s9) a drying step wherein the molded article which was manufactured in such a way that it had been compressed and molded is dried;
(s10) a polishing step wherein the molded article is polished using a polishing agent;
(s11) a step wherein at least one small cube is manufactured and is marked with a number and is colored, wherein the surface of each small cube is marked with a number or is colored so as to engage or attach each cube, which is manufactured through the polishing step in the step s10; and
(s12) a step wherein an expandable large cube is manufactured, wherein the expandable large cube is manufactured in such a way to attach the at least one small cube, which is manufactured in the step s11 and is colored and marked with a number, to each side of another small cube which is manufactured in the step s11 and is colored and marked with a number.

US Pat. No. 10,137,610

POST-MOLD COOLING METHOD AND APPARATUS WITH CYCLONE COOLING EFFECT

YUDO VALUEPRO LAB CANADA ...

1. A method for post-molding cooling a molded article, the method comprising:providing cooling fluid at an open end of the molded article;
helically directing the cooling fluid in the molded article such that at least a portion of a concave interior surface of the molded article acts as a curved surface relative to a direction of flow of the cooling fluid to create turbulent flow of the cooling fluid against the concave interior surface of the molded article along a length of the concave interior surface from the open end of the molded article toward a closed end of the molded article; and
venting cooling fluid out of the open end of the molded article.

US Pat. No. 10,137,608

FILM-STRETCHING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF PRODUCING FILM

SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY...

1. A method of producing a film having a porous structure, the film being configured to be used as separator for a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery, the method comprising:a film stretching step of stretching a film by use of a film-stretching apparatus which includes a stretching furnace having (i) an entrance through which the film is transferred into the stretching furnace and (ii) an exit through which the film is transferred out of the stretching furnace; and
a transfer step of holding, on the outside of the stretching furnace, both sides of the film with use of chucks and transferring the film into the stretching furnace through the entrance,
wherein, in the film stretching step, an airflow in the entrance is controlled so as to be directed toward an outside of the stretching furnace, the airflow containing a plasticizing agent volatilized from the film,
wherein, in the transfer step, while the chucks are moving outside of the stretching furnace, a temperature of the chucks is kept at not lower than 90° C. and not higher than 150° C.,
wherein the stretching furnace is divided, along a direction in which the film is transferred, into a plurality of air amount control zones, one of the plurality of air amount control zones being a zone connected to the entrance,
wherein the method further comprises independently controlling an amount of air in each of the plurality of air amount control zones,
wherein the plurality of air amount control zones include at least a pre-heating chamber and a stretching chamber,
wherein each of the pre-heating chamber and the stretching chamber supplies and discharges air, and
wherein a pressure in at least the zone connected to the entrance is controlled so as to be a positive pressure, and wherein the produced film has the porous structure.

US Pat. No. 10,137,607

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR CURING COMPOSITE NACELLE STRUCTURE

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. An apparatus for curing a composite structure, comprising:an enclosure comprising a top plate, a base, and an outer wall disposed between said top plate and said base, said outer wall having a closed contour;
an inner wall disposed between said top plate and said base and surrounded by said outer wall, said inner wall having a closed contour, wherein surfaces of said inner and outer walls, said top plate, and said base define a ring-shaped cure volume; and
a hollow tool made of metal or composite material, said hollow tool comprising a surface having a closed contour and embedded heating elements, wherein said hollow tool surrounds said inner wall and is surrounded by said outer wall.

US Pat. No. 10,137,606

MOLDING APPARATUS WITH HYDROPHOBIC PROPERTIES AND METHOD

1. A molding apparatus for a one step forming and filling process of a plastic container from a preform comprising a mold having an inner surface and means for filling liquid product in the preform, the inner surface of the mold having hydrophobic properties, and the hydrophobic properties of the mold being non-transient.

US Pat. No. 10,137,605

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AFFIXING REFERENCE DOTS WITH RESPECT TO MODELING IMPRESSION MATERIALS

United Technologies Corpo...

1. An optical data acquisition system for capturing non-line of sight features within a workpiece comprising:a light projector for projecting a plurality of reference dots on a workpiece with non-line of sight features;
a digital camera at a first location to capture the size and orientation of the reference dots;
a digital camera at a second location to capture the size and orientation of the reference dots;
a control subsystem configured to merge images taken by the cameras for triangulation and generation of a three-dimensional relationship and location of the dots;
a turntable for placing the workpiece with non-line of sight features,
an additively manufactured holder configured to be at least partially received within the non-line of sight feature of the workpiece,
wherein the holder comprises:
a handle portion;
an anchor portion opposite the handle portion; and
a float portion to at least partially support the handle portion with respect to the surface of a liquid modeling impression material within the non-line of sight feature of the workpiece.

US Pat. No. 10,137,604

MOLD FOR CREATING NEGATIVE DRAFT SURFACES IN MOLDED ITEMS AND METHOD OF MOLDING

1. A method for molding a bathtub including at least one negative draft angle encroachment within said bathtub, said method comprising the steps of:(a) substantially covering the molding surfaces of a one-piece bathtub mold with a material to be molded while said material to be molded is in substantially fluid form, wherein said mold comprises a sump, walls extending beyond said sump, and at least one encroachment, wherein said sump comprises a sump front wall and a sump hack wall, and wherein said mold forms said sump front wall to reflect a negative draft angle of approximately 10 degrees and forms said sump back wall to reflect a negative draft angle of a magnitude not greater than the magnitude of the draft angle of said sump front wall, said encroachment comprises at least one of one or more shelves and one or more seats, and wherein at least one said encroachment reflects a draft angle that is negative with respect to a direction of pull parallel to the plane defined by said rear wall;
(b) allowing said material to harden to substantially solid form such that at least a portion of said material is molded into a bathtub; and
(c) removing said material from said mold by one or more of:
a) pulling;
(b) tilting; or
(c) liftingwithout breaking said mold or said material.

US Pat. No. 10,137,603

VACUUM CARRIER MODULE, METHOD OF USING AND PROCESS OF MAKING THE SAME

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A method of using a vacuum carrier module, the method comprising:planarizing a gel film by flowing an alignment material through a hole in a substrate to contact a first surface of the gel film, wherein the gel film is adhered to an edge region of the substrate;
positioning at least one chip on a second surface of the gel film opposite the first surface;
encasing the at least one chip in a molding material; and
after encasing the at least one chip, applying a vacuum to the first surface of the gel film.

US Pat. No. 10,137,602

FABRICATING A ROBOTICS SKIN SYSTEM USING A MOLD CORE OR TOOL DEFINING AN INVERSE OF AN EXTERIOR SURFACE TOPOGRAPHY

DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC.,...

1. A method for fabricating an artificial skin system, comprising:from data storage, accessing a digital three dimensional (3D) model of an object, wherein the digital 3D model defines a topography of an exterior surface of the object;
processing the digital 3D model to generate a 3D model of a core, wherein the processing comprises defining an exterior surface of the core with a topography that is an inverse copy of the topography of the exterior surface of the object;
fabricating the core based on the 3D model of the core, whereby the core has an exterior surface corresponding to the exterior surface of the core in the 3D model;
coating the exterior surface of the fabricated core with skin-forming material in liquid form; and
after the skin-forming material has hardened, removing the hardened skin-forming material from the fabricated core including turning the hardened skin-forming material inside out to orient portions of the hardened skin-forming material abutting the exterior surface of the fabricated core to face outward to provide an exterior surface of an artificial skin free of seam lines.

US Pat. No. 10,137,600

TWIN-SCREW EXTRUDING KNEADER AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING ELECTRODE MIXTURE USING THE SAME

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A twin-screw extruding kneader which conveys and kneads predetermined materials to produce a paste, comprising:a hollow housing;
two rotational shafts arranged parallel to each other at a predetermined interval inside the housing; and
a plurality of paddles arranged around each of the rotational shafts, which knead the materials supplied to the inside of the housing, wherein
a stiffly kneading zone for kneading the materials with a solid content higher than a final solid content, and a diluting zone for diluting the materials having passed through the stiffly kneading zone to adjust the solid content of the materials to the final solid content are provided inside the housing, and
a paddle length L1, a clearance C1, a paddle length L2 and a clearance C2 are set to satisfy conditional expression (1):
(L1/C1)/(L2/C2)?1.4  (1),
wherein, in the conditional expression (1):
the paddle length L1 is a sum of thicknesses of all the paddles arranged in the stiffly kneading zone,
out of the plurality of paddles arranged around the rotational shaft, the clearance C1 is a smallest gap width between an outer circumferential surface of the paddle arranged in the stiffly kneading zone and an inner circumferential surface of the housing,
the paddle length L2 is a sum of thicknesses of all the paddles arranged in the diluting zone, and
out of the plurality of paddles arranged around the rotational shaft, the clearance C2 is a smallest gap width between the outer circumferential surface of the paddle arranged in the diluting zone and the inner circumferential surface of the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,137,599

EXTRUDATE TRANSPORT APPARATUS HAVING A FREE FLOATING ROLLER ASSEMBLY

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A method for orienting sections of a green ceramic extrudate, comprising:applying a reference mark to a green ceramic extrudate as the extrudate exits an extrusion apparatus onto an extrudate support channel;
contacting a surface of the green ceramic extrudate with a contact roller comprising a contact roller axis substantially perpendicular to a predetermined extrudate axis along the extrudate support channel, wherein the contact roller is rotatably mounted to a free floating roller assembly having a predetermined effective weight, wherein the free floating roller assembly exerts a constant contact force to the surface of the green ceramic extrudate;
selectively reorienting the contact roller angularly with respect to the predetermined extrudate axis while maintaining the constant contact force;
cutting the extrudate to form an extrudate segment;
floatingly supporting the extrudate segment on an air bearing;
taking an optical reading of the reference mark on the cut section of the floatingly supported extrudate;
transferring the extrudate segment from the extrudate support channel via frictional force to a dryer tray; and
imaging an end of the extrudate segment on the dryer tray and comparing the image with a target range for alignment.

US Pat. No. 10,137,598

FORMLINER AND METHOD OF USE

1. Formliners comprising at least two formliners configured to form a corner in curable material when the at least two formliners are assembled together, the formliners comprising:a first formliner comprising:
a cell comprising a recessed portion, wherein at least a part of the recessed portion is configured contact the curable material;
a boundary side extending along at least a part of the cell of the first formliner, the boundary side connected to the cell at a predetermined angle relative to the recessed portion of the cell of the first formliner, the predetermined angle corresponding to a desired angle of the corner when forming the corner in the curable material; and
a rib extending along at least a part of the cell of the first formliner toward the boundary side, the rib of the first formliner comprising an exterior surface forming an exterior cross-sectional profile, wherein at least a portion of the exterior surface is configured to contact the curable material; and
a second formliner comprising:
a cell comprising a recessed portion; and
a rib extending along at least a part of the cell of the second formliner, the rib of the second formliner comprising an opening having a cross-sectional profile corresponding to the exterior cross-sectional profile of the rib of the first formliner when the second formliner is positioned at the predetermined angle relative to the first formliner,
wherein the first formliner is configured to be assembled with the second formliner at the predetermined angle to form the corner in the curable material with the desired angle by mating the opening of the rib of the second formliner with exterior surface of the rib of the first formliner with the boundary side of the first formliner contacting the recessed portion of the cell of the second formliner along the predetermined angle relative to the recessed portion of the cell of the first formliner to minimize visible seams in the curable material.

US Pat. No. 10,137,594

SINGLE STEP CREOSOTE/BORATE WOOD TREATMENT

Stella-Jones Inc., Saint...

1. A wood treatment composition comprising:(1) at least about 3% w/w of a reaction product of C2-C6 monoalkanolamine and boric acid; and 2) at least about 90% w/w creosote; wherein the reaction product comprises a C2-C6 monoalkanolamine ester of boric acid; and the composition is greater than 98% free of water and is a homogeneous mixture.

US Pat. No. 10,137,593

MITER BOX

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. A miter box comprising front and rear opposing surfaces, two opposing lateral surfaces, and an upper surface, wherein one lateral surface includes in a first direction, a through opening having a closed contour and a shape adapted to the cross-section of an element to be cut, the miter box further comprising a slot defining a cut line entirely crossing the opening,characterized in that a rear surface of the miter box comprises a first slot opening and a protruding rib, approximately vertical, for aiding positioning of the box for angle cuts, wherein the slot follows a plane forming a non-perpendicular angle with the first direction, and wherein the protruding rib is arranged offset from the first slot opening and in a middle of a projection of the slot on the rear surface.

US Pat. No. 10,137,592

OSCILLATING MULTI-TOOL SYSTEM

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A power tool comprising:a housing;
a motor disposed within the housing;
a tool holder driven about an output axis by the motor, the tool holder having a locating feature projecting from a surface of the tool holder, wherein the locating feature includes a tapered portion becoming narrower in a direction away from the surface of the tool holder;
an output element for performing an operation on a workpiece, the output element having an aperture for receiving the locating feature of the tool holder to mate with the tool holder, wherein the output element includes a first face that faces the surface of the tool holder when the locating feature is received by the aperture and a second face generally opposite the first face;
a rotatable flange for transferring a clamping force for urging the output element towards the tool holder, wherein the flange includes a tab projecting from the flange for finger-tightening the flange, wherein the tab is operatively coupled to rotate the flange and the flange rotates to apply the clamping force; and
a biasing member providing the clamping force toollessly;
wherein a gap is defined between the surface of the tool holder and the first face when the tapered portion of the locating feature is fully received in the aperture.

US Pat. No. 10,137,591

TOOLING AND A METHOD FOR WEAKENING AN OUTLINE IN A THIN PLASTICS CARD

IDEMIA FRANCE, Colombes ...

1. A method, comprising:weakening a first outline in a thin plastic card, wherein weakening the first outline comprises:
a first go punching step by means of a first go punch presenting a solid shape substantially identical to the first outline and suitable for punching the thin plastic card along a go direction against a first die presenting a first hollow shape substantially identical to the first outline and in alignment with the first go punch;
receiving a first material pushed by the first go punch into the first hollow shape of the first die; and
a first return punching step by means of a first return punch presenting a solid shape substantially identical to the first outline in alignment with the first go punch and suitable for punching the first material along a return direction opposite to the go direction; and
weakening a second outline in the thin plastic card, wherein weakening the second outline comprises:
a second go punching step by means of a second go punch presenting a solid shape substantially identical to the second outline and suitable for punching the thin plastic card in a second go direction against a second die presenting a second hollow shape substantially identical to the second outline and in alignment with the second go punch;
receiving a second material pushed by the second punch into the second hollow shape of the second die; and
a second return punching step by means of a second return punch presenting a solid shape substantially identical to the second outline in alignment with the second go punch and suitable for punching the second material along a second return direction opposite to the second go direction.

US Pat. No. 10,137,589

MACHINE AND METHOD FOR REDUCING PARTS OF TIRES TO PIECES AT THE END OF LIFE

Compagnie Generale Des Et...

1. A machine for cutting a part of a tire down into pieces, comprising:a frame;
a tire support for supporting said part of the tire;
a supplying device for supplying said part of the tire, said supplying device being configured to feed said part to a cutting station;
a cutting device, disposed at said cutting station, for cutting said part so as to cut the part down into pieces, the cutting device comprising a first blade and a second blade, at least one of said first and second blades being pivotable in a hinged manner with respect to the other of said first and second blades at a fulcrum and defining a cutting plane, said first blade and second blade being shaped such that the cutting of said part of the tire starts at a distal end part of the blades with respect to the fulcrum;
wherein at least one of the first and second blades has a concave shape and cooperates with the other of the first and second blades to keep said part of the tire to be cut inside of the blades; and
wherein the supplying device includes a movable unit which can pivot about a vertical axis in a hinged manner between a first position for supplying a cap of the tire to the cutting station and a second position for supplying a sidewall of the tire to the cutting station;
wherein the movable unit includes rotatable drive members that rotate about a central axis thereof and that feed said part to the cutting device, wherein in the first position the central axis of the drive members is substantially parallel to a vertical plane of movement of said cutting plane and in the second position the central axis of the drive members is in an inclined position with respect to the vertical plane of movement of said cutting plane.

US Pat. No. 10,137,588

UTILITY CUTTER

1. A utility cutter, comprising:a handle that comprises a gripping surface;
one or more blades configured to extend from the handle, the blade comprising a cutting portion which includes one or more cutting edges and a non-cutting portion including a thickness; and
a guide including a guide length in a direction substantially parallel with the non-cutting portion of the one or more blades and a guide width in a direction substantially transverse the guide length; the guide attached directly and fixedly to the blade independent of engaging contact between the guide and the handle, the guide positioned in an attaching position on the one or more blades to expose at least a portion of the cutting portion and cover at least a portion of the non-cutting portion, the guide comprising a contoured surface that comprises at least one pointed edge to pierce through a corrugated material, the guide further comprising a first ramped side and a second ramped side, the first and second ramped sides directly adjacent the at least one pointed edge, the ramped sides transition to a widening of the guide, and the guide width at the attaching portion is greater than the thickness of the non-cutting portion of the blade; and,
the utility cutter further comprising a cut-away region ahead of the one or more cutting edges of the blade configured to accept a bunched portion of a workpiece.

US Pat. No. 10,137,586

DUAL STROKE RAZOR SYSTEM

1. A razor comprising:a one-piece base body comprising:
a first outwardly extending lateral part having opposite first and second surfaces;
a second outwardly extending lateral part opposite the first lateral part, the second lateral part having opposite first and second surfaces;
a projection part extending outwardly from and in between the first and second lateral parts, the projection part having a first projection part surface, a second projection part surface opposite the first projection part surface, and an end;
the first projection part surface and the first surface of the first lateral part together defining a first semi-circular finger receiving surface;
the second projection part surface and the first surface of the second lateral part together defining a second semi-circular finger receiving surface;
a grip part having a first flat surface and a second flat surface, the grip part extending outwardly opposite the projection part so that a portion of the first flat surface is coincident with a portion of the second surface of the first lateral part and a portion of the second flat surface is coincident with a portion of the second surface of the second lateral part; and
a head with an operation face on the end of the projection part so that the operational face faces away from the first and second lateral parts and the grip part, the operational face including at least one first blade located closer to the first semi-circular finger receiving surface than to the second semi-circular finger receiving surface, at least one second blade located closer to the second semi-circular finger receiving surface than to the first semi-circular finger receiving surface, and a sliding surface between the at least one first blade and the at least one second blade.

US Pat. No. 10,137,585

RAZOR ASSEMBLY

1. A razor assembly being configured to be removably positioned in a palm thereby facilitating a razor to shave hair, said assembly comprising:a grip being configured to be positioned in a palm of a hand thereby facilitating said grip to inhibit symptoms of tendonitis, said grip including a panel having a first surface, a second surface and a peripheral edge extending therebetween, said peripheral edge having a first lateral side and a second lateral side, said panel being concavely arcuate between said first lateral side and said second lateral side wherein said panel is configured to conform to a palm of a hand; and
a blade unit being removably coupled to said grip wherein said blade unit is configured to shave hair, said blade unit including a frame, said frame having a pair of first members extending between each of a pair of second members, a plurality of blades being coupled between each of said second members, said plurality of blades being arranged to include a first set of blades and a second set of blades, said first set of blades and said second set of blades each being positioned on opposite sides of a center of said frame, each blade of said first set of blades and said second set of blades having a cutting edge directed towards said center of said frame.

US Pat. No. 10,137,583

RAZOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF USING SAME

IRVING BARBER COMPANY LLC...

1. A razor device for supporting a razor blade, comprising:a blade support member having a recess formed therein;
a handle member coupled with the blade support member and rotatable relative to the blade support member;
and a cover member coupleable with the blade support member;
wherein:
the razor blade is removably supportable between the blade support member and the cover member;
the recess is sized such that, when the cover member is operably coupled with the blade support member, a perimeter edge of the cover member is either substantially aligned with a perimeter of the recess or within the perimeter of the recess; and
the cover member is coupleable adjacent to the recess.

US Pat. No. 10,137,582

FLUX BRIDGE FOR PIVOT MOTORS

Wahl Clipper Corporation,...

1. A pivot motor comprising,a stator and a plastic armature spaced from the stator by an air gap,
the plastic armature having a magnetic assembly and a pair of opposed openings for first and second springs on a first end, a drive arm on an opposite second end, and a pivot between the first end and the second end,
the magnetic assembly having first and second permanent magnets each having an outer face that is exposed to the stator, the first magnet and the second magnet being oriented at an oblique angle with respect to each other,
the magnetic assembly further having a flux bridge located on an inner face of the first and second permanent magnets that is opposite to the outer face,
the flux bridge occupying the space between the inner faces of the first and second magnets, the flux bridge having a first surface adjacent the first permanent magnet, a second surface adjacent the second permanent magnet, and a back surface between the first and second surfaces,
wherein the plastic armature further includes an orifice that holds only the flux bridge, and an alignment skeleton outside of the orifice that sets the first and second permanent magnets in the armature.

US Pat. No. 10,137,581

DRIVE FOR A HAIR CUTTING APPARATUS

Andis Company, Sturtevan...

1. A hair grooming device comprising:a yoke assembly that includes a slot that is configured to receive an eccentric drive, and a biased tension arm having a finger at one end, the finger includes a groove, the tension arm configured to engage a blade assembly;
a support assembly coupled to the yoke assembly, the support assembly includes a first arm spaced apart from a second arm, the first and second arms being respectively coupled to the yoke assembly, the yoke assembly being positioned between the first and second arms,
wherein the blade assembly includes a first blade and a second blade, the first blade is configured to reciprocate with respect to the second blade, the tension arm is biased into engagement with the first blade, and the groove is configured to receive a portion of the first blade.

US Pat. No. 10,137,580

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ROBOTIC ARM GUARD ASSEMBLIES

Honda Motor Co., Ltd., T...

1. A robotic system comprising:a robotic arm assembly comprising a robotic arm and an end effector coupled to said robotic arm, wherein said end effector is configured to selectively couple to a moveable object;
a guard assembly that is selectively moveable between an open configuration and a closed configuration and comprising a plurality of guard petals, each guard petal of said plurality of guard petals selectively moveable between a retracted configuration and an extended configuration and comprising:
a flexible support structure; and
a fluid bladder coupled to said flexible support structure, wherein said fluid bladder is selectively filled with a fluid to change said fluid bladder between a relaxed configuration and an expanded configuration, wherein said fluid bladder is configured to wrap said flexible support structure around at least a portion of the moveable object when said guard petal is in the extended configuration and said fluid bladder is in the expanded configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,137,578

JOINT STRUCTURE, HAND DEVICE, ROBOT ARM AND ROBOT

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

1. A joint structure comprising:a base; and
a link that is movable with respect to the base, and to which a load is applied from an object,
wherein the link includes: a first link member that is movable with respect to the base; a second link member that is movable with respect to the first link member, and to which a load is applied from the object; an elastic member that is provided between the first link member and the second link member; a drive mechanism that transmits a drive force to the first link member; and an engagement mechanism provided between the base and the second link member,
the elastic member biases the second link member in a direction opposite to a direction in Which a load is applied to the second link member from the object so that a position of the second link member with respect to the first link member is maintained at a predetermined position, and
the engagement mechanism engages the base with the second link member to fix the base to the second link member when the load is applied to the second link member from the object so that the position of the second link member with respect to the first link member is moved from the predetermined position against a biasing force of the elastic member.

US Pat. No. 10,137,577

CABLE-DRIVEN PARARELL ROBOT CAPABLE OF CHANGING WORKSPACE

Industry Foundation of Ch...

1. A cable-driven parallel robot capable of changing a workspace, the cable-driven parallel robot comprising:an installation frame having
an upper frame defining an upper workspace, and
side frames defining side workspaces;
a plurality of driving units respectively provided on respective sides of the installation frame, each of the driving units generating forward and reverse rotational power;
a plurality of cables installed through the driving units, each of the cables being wound or unwound by the power of its associated driving unit;
a plurality of end effectors separated from each other and configured to separably couple to one another by a coupling means, wherein each of the end effectors is connected to two cables of the plurality of cables; and
module-direction changing standby stations provided on sides of the upper frame, wherein each of the module-direction changing standby stations is provided at a middle portion of the sides of the upper frame.

US Pat. No. 10,137,575

SYNTHETIC REPRESENTATION OF A SURGICAL ROBOT

Intuitive Surgical Operat...

7. A robotic surgical system, comprising:a robotic arm assembly coupled to a tool having an end effector;
an image capture device disposed relative to the tool so as to capture video images of the end effector;
an input device operatively coupled to the robotic arm for commanding the robotic arm to move the tool;
a tool tracking component configured to track movement of the tool;
a display; and
a processor programmed to:
receive tool tracking information from the tool tracking component;
receive video information derived from video images of the end effector which have been captured by the image capture device;
receive tool related information; and
cause the tool related information and the video information to be displayed on the display so that the tool information is continuously collocated with the video information during movement of the tool by using the tool tracking information.

US Pat. No. 10,137,573

CLEANING ROBOT FOR RECYCLING EQUIPMENT

CP Manufacturing, Inc., ...

1. A self-cleaning apparatus for sorting a mixture of materials, the apparatus comprising:a material sorter for sorting material, wherein a portion of the material enters the sorter and travels along the sorter in a travel direction, the material sorter further comprises a plurality of rotors adjacent to each other, wherein the rotors are configured with spacing there between;
a multi-axis arm adjacent to the material sorter, wherein the multi-axis arm is constructed to move an end of the multi-axis arm in at least three linear directions, each of which is orthogonal to the other directions;
a cutter connected to the end of the multi-axis arm; and
a sensor for detecting a location where material has accumulated around one of the plurality of rotors;
a processor connected to the sensor, the multi-axis arm, and the cutter, wherein the sorter has a sorting surface, the sensor placed on one side of the sorting surface and a light place on the opposite site of the sorting surface, wherein the processor performs the following steps;
illuminating the light;
detecting the luminance at a plurality of locations where material has accumulated;
determining an occlusion measure based on the detected luminance and a default luminance
ranking the plurality of locations based on the occlusion measure; and
directing the multi-axis arm to position the cutter adjacent to a first location within the plurality based on the ranking;
actuating the cutter to dislodge the accumulation from the material sorter at the first location;
directing the multi-axis arm to position the cutter adjacent to a second location within the plurality based on the ranking;
actuating the cutter to dislodge the accumulation from the material sorter at the second location.

US Pat. No. 10,137,572

GLASS CLEANING ROBOT OUTAGE EMERGENCY PROCESSING METHOD

Ecovacs Robotics Co., Ltd...

1. A glass cleaning robot outage emergency processing method comprising:Step 100: a glass cleaning robot (1) operates in an external power supply power-on mode, and is automatically switched to a built-in battery power-on mode when an external power supply suddenly suffers outage;
Step 110: the glass cleaning robot (1) determines whether its walking direction is a vertically downward direction;
Step 120: if a result of the determination of Step 110 is YES, Step 200 starts, and if the result of the determination is NO, the control unit controls a walking mechanism of the glass cleaning robot (1) to act so as to rotate a machine body of the glass cleaning robot (1), and Step 110 is performed again after the rotation; and
Step 200: a control unit controls the glass cleaning robot (1) to walk downward in response to the glass cleaning robot (1) being automatically switched to the built-in battery power-on mode, wherein Step 200 occurs in response to Steps 100, 110 and 120,
wherein Steps 110 and 120 are performed between Steps 100 and 200, and wherein Step 120 occurs after Step 110.

US Pat. No. 10,137,570

LINK-TYPE TRANSFER ROBOT

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADV...

1. A link-type transfer robot comprising:a hand portion to hold a work, the hand portion being linearly moveable;
a transfer arm to hold the hand portion;
a support member with a fixed position;
a first link member, one end portion of which is rotatably linked to the support member and another end portion of which is rotatably linked to the transfer arm; and
a second link member, one end portion of which is rotatably linked to the support member at a position different from the one end portion of the first link member and another end portion of which is rotatably linked to the transfer arm at a position different from the other end portion of the first link member,
wherein the first link member, the second link member, the support member and the transfer arm constitute a parallel link,
a rotating shaft rotated by a rotational driving source provided at the one end portion of the first link member of the parallel link, and the hand portion is linearly moveable with respect to the transfer arm by using a rotational driving force transmitted from the rotating shaft to the other end portion of the first link member of the parallel link, and
the transfer arm is moveable by rotating/driving the first link member or the second link member with respect to the support member.

US Pat. No. 10,137,569

MULTI-ARTICULATED MANIPULATOR

NIPPON THOMPSON CO., LTD....

1. A multi-articulated manipulator comprising:a plurality of hollow outer shells,
grasping members comprising a pair of claw members, and
a plurality of power-transmission shafts to actuate the plurality of outer shells and the grasping members,
wherein the plurality of outer shells comprise a foremost outer shell having a first end and a second end, the second end connected to the grasping members and a basement outer shell articulatedly connected to the first end of the foremost outer shell,
wherein the plurality of power-transmission shafts are inserted in the basement outer shell and the foremost outer shell, and comprising a pair of claw power-transmission shafts operated independently from each other to actuate the pair of claw members of the grasping members, and
wherein the claw members are configured to be operated independently from each other by respective independent operation of each of the claw power-transmission shafts around a first fulcrum pin defining a first fulcrum and fastened to the second end of the foremost outer shell in a first diametrical direction with respect to the second end of the foremost outer shell, and
further comprising a first spring having a first end and a second end, the first end connected to a first one of the claw members and a second end connected to a second one of the claw members, the first spring extending around the first fulcrum to energize a tensile force to urge the claw members towards a closed position.

US Pat. No. 10,137,567

INVENTORY ROBOT

1. A robot for tracking or locating objects within an area comprising:a camera configured to detect image data of a plurality of objects within the area;
a memory configured to store an identifier and an object location for an object of the plurality of objects; and
a robot controller coupled to the camera and the memory and configured to:
determine that the object among the plurality of objects is to be tracked based on a manipulation of the object or a request to manipulate the object,
associate the object with the identifier
determine a current location of the object based on the image data, and
update, using the identifier and in the memory, the object location for the object to include the current location to keep track of the object.

US Pat. No. 10,137,566

AUTOMATED GUIDED VEHICLE (AGV) WITH BATCH PICKING ROBOTIC ARM

Bastian Solutions, LLC, ...

1. A system, comprising:an automated guided vehicle (AGV);
a loading table on the AGV, wherein the loading table includes at least one conveyor;
a plurality of storage containers arranged on the conveyor;
a gantry moveably coupled to the AGV, wherein the gantry spans over the storage containers on the conveyor;
a robotic arm mounted to the gantry at a position above the storage containers on the conveyor, wherein the robotic arm is configured to pick from and/or put into the storage containers on the conveyor one or more items at a time when the conveyor is stationary;
a gantry drive system configured to move the gantry relative to the loading table to facilitate servicing of the storage containers on the conveyor by the robotic arm when the conveyor is stationary; and
wherein the conveyor is configured to move to discharge the storage containers from the AGV.

US Pat. No. 10,137,565

ERGONOMIC HANDLE AND STRUCTURES OPERABLE IN CONJUNCTION THEREWITH

1. A handle, comprising:a grip having a top end, a bottom end, a first side, a second side opposite said first side, a third side, and a fourth, combining to form an entire outer surface of the grip, wherein said first, second, third, and fourth sides extend between said top end and said bottom end;
wherein the first side comprises a convex curvature, originating from the top end and extending across a horizontal midpoint of the grip, the convex curvature transitioning to a concave curvature prior to a vertical midpoint of the grip, the concave curvature then transitioning to a second convex curvature that extends across the horizontal midpoint of the grip at the bottom end; and
wherein said horizontal midpoint comprises a center line between said first side and said second side and said vertical midpoint comprises a center line between said top end and said bottom end;
wherein said horizontal midpoint center line is orthogonal to said vertical midpoint center line; and
wherein at least one of said third or fourth side comprises an indented region having a length along a plane between the top end and the bottom end of the grip and having a width of the indented region along a plane between the first side and the second side of the grip, and wherein the horizontal midpoint center line runs along the length of the indented region and substantially through a center of the width of the indented region in at least one of the third and fourth side.

US Pat. No. 10,137,564

HANDLE FOR A TOOL OR LIKE IMPLEMENT

THE MAZZTECH GROUP, LLC, ...

1. A tool, comprising:a handle having an interior cavity therein;
a cylindrical grip disposed on the handle at a middle position and mechanically coupled to a rod, wherein the cylindrical grip moves laterally on the handle;
the rod being disposed within the interior cavity of the handle, wherein the rod is movable with respect to the interior cavity of the handle by movements of the cylindrical grip translated into movements of the rod to deploy and retract a first end of the rod with respect to an end of the handle that is fixed to a tool element;
the rod comprising a substantially uniform rod having a element disposed thereon and located proximate to a second end of the rod; and
a spring positioned about the rod and secured in place by the element, the spring extending between the element and the second end of the rod;
the tool element being attached to the end of the handle in a fixed position, wherein the tool element is not attached to the cylindrical grip or the rod;
wherein the tool is configured to deploy the rod by moving the cylindrical grip along the handle and towards the tool element, compressing the spring against the element;
whereby the first end of the rod extends beyond the end of the tool element to allow the rod be pushed into the earth to secure the tool in an upright position.

US Pat. No. 10,137,563

JEWELERS' INTERCHANGEABLE TOOL HEAD SET

1. A tool comprising:a handle and a plurality of interchangeable tool heads;
wherein the tool is adapted for use in making jewelry;
wherein the plurality of interchangeable tool heads comprises a collection of individual tool heads;
wherein each individual tool head is optionally mounted on the handle;
wherein the handle further comprises a spring loaded connector;
wherein the spring loaded connector attaches in a removable manner a first individual tool head selected from the plurality of interchangeable tool heads to the handle;
wherein the handle comprises of a first lever, a second lever, a pivot, a plurality of docking ports, a retaining space, and a retaining structure;
wherein the first lever is further defined with a first working end;
wherein the second lever is further defined with a second working end;
wherein each of the plurality of docking ports is a right cylindrical cavity;
wherein each of the plurality of docking ports is further formed with a first opening and a bottom;
wherein the plurality of docking ports further comprises a first docking port and a second docking port;
wherein the first docking port is formed in the first working end;
wherein the second docking port is formed in the second working end;
wherein a lever selected from the group consisting of the first lever and the second lever further comprises the spring loaded connector;
wherein the spring loaded connector further comprises a retaining space and a retaining structure;
wherein the retaining space further comprises a second opening;
wherein the retaining space opens into the docking port of the lever associated with the spring loaded connector using a third opening;
wherein the retaining structure is positioned in the retaining space;
wherein the retaining structure further comprises a release button, a cantilever, and a locking tab;
wherein the release button is further formed with a spring channel;
wherein the release button is further defined with a first end and a second end;
wherein the release button is a cylindrical structure that is designed to fit into the second opening such that the first end of the release button will project beyond the lever associated with the spring loaded connector;
wherein the cantilever is a shaft that projects away from the second end of the release button at an angle perpendicular to the center axis of the release button;
wherein the cantilever is further defined with a second free end;
wherein the locking tab projects perpendicularly away from the second free end of the cantilever;
wherein the locking tab is positioned such that the locking tab projects into the docking port of the lever associated with the spring loaded connector;
wherein a spring channel is a cavity that is sized to receive a spring;
wherein the spring is inserted in the spring cavity;
wherein the spring is a helical compression spring.

US Pat. No. 10,137,562

REAR HANDLE

1. A power tool comprising:a housing;
a handle having two ends, the first end being moveably mounted to the housing via a first mounting assembly, the second end being moveably mounted to the housing via a second mounting assembly; and
a biasing mechanism connected between the housing and the handle;
wherein the first mounting assembly comprises a passageway defined within the handle and a rod having a first end, a second end, and a shaft with a longitudinal axis, the second end of the rod and at least a portion of the shaft being located in and axially slidable within the passageway to enable the end of the handle to move towards or away from the housing; and
wherein the housing comprises a chamber having an entrance formed within a wall of the housing, and the first end of the rod comprises a T-shaped portion having two arms projecting sideways from the first end of the rod, wherein the entrance is rectangular-shaped having short sides and long sides on a plane perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the shaft, the entrance having a width along its long sides that is greater than a width of the T-shaped portion in the direction perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the shaft, and the entrance is sized to receive the T-shaped portion along the longitudinal axis of the shaft, the T-shaped portion being received within the chamber through the entrance and making a bayonet connection with the wall of the housing around the short sides of the entrance within the chamber by rotation of the rod to secure the rod to the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,137,561

ELECTRICAL CONNECTION BOX

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. An electrical connection box comprising:a housing that accommodates an electronic component;
a tool that detaches the electronic component from the housing; and
a tool holding portion that is formed on a forming face of the housing and detachably holds the tool, wherein
the tool includes
a main body in which a holding hole is formed, and
a pinching portion that protrudes from the main body and pinches the electronic component,
the tool holding portion includes
a holding main body that is formed to protrude from the forming face and holds the main body by being inserted into the holding hole,
a rotation regulating portion that protrudes from the forming face and is formed to be separated from the holding main body, and regulates rotation of the pinching portion in a holding state in which the tool is held by the tool holding portion,
a first connection portion that protrudes from the forming face and extends from and is connected to each of the holding main body and the rotation regulating portion, and
a protrusion that is formed to protrude from the forming face on an opposite side from a side of the rotation regulating portion with the holding main body interposed therebetween, and
the protrusion is formed to face an opposite side from a side of the pinching portion with the holding hole interposed therebetween in the main body in an insertion direction in the holding state, and
the protrusion comes into contact with the main body in a state in which the pinching portion is positioned in a pulling direction corresponding to an opposite direction of the insertion direction compared to a position of the main body from the holding state.

US Pat. No. 10,137,560

JEWELRY MANDREL PLIERS AND METHOD OF USING SAME

Wubbers, LLC, South Lake...

1. A pair of mandrel pliers for forming a material during the manufacture of jewelry, the pair of mandrel pliers comprising:a first member forming a first handle, wherein the first member has a first proximate end and a first distal end;
a second member forming a second handle, wherein the second member has a second proximate end and a second distal end, and wherein the first member and the second member are pivotably joined at a central connection point;
a first mandrel jaw pivotably fastened to the first member at the first distal end, and wherein the first mandrel jaw is slidably engaged to a second rail housed between opposing sidewalls of the second member at a position between the second proximate end and the second distal end;
a second mandrel jaw pivotably fastened to the second member at the second distal end, and wherein the second mandrel jaw is slidably engaged to a first rail housed between opposing sidewalls of the first member at a position between the first proximate end and the first distal end; and
wherein the first mandrel jaw and the second mandrel jaw are capable of securely gripping the material at a location between the first mandrel jaw and the second mandrel jaw upon an application of a squeezing force to the first handle and the second handle, and wherein the first mandrel jaw and the second mandrel jaw are parallel to each other upon the application of the squeezing force
the pair of mandrel pliers further comprising an adjustment screw that controls a width of a gap between the first mandrel jaw and the second mandrel jaw when the mandrel pliers are in a closed configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,137,559

PLIERS

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A pliers comprising:a first member including a first head and a first handle having a recessed area with a non-circular cross-sectional shape and an exposed end portion adjacent the recessed area, the recessed area bounded by a forward lip and a rear lip, the forward lip having a cross-sectional area not greater than a cross-sectional area of a portion of the first handle adjacent the forward lip and opposite the recessed area;
a first grip positioned on the recessed area of the first handle;
a second member pivotally coupled to the first member, the second member including a second head and a second handle having a recessed area with a non-circular cross-sectional shape and an exposed end portion adjacent the recessed area, the recessed area bounded by a forward lip and a rear lip, the forward lip having a cross-sectional area not greater than a cross-sectional area of a portion of the second handle adjacent the forward lip and opposite the recessed area; and
a second grip positioned on the recessed area of the second handle,
wherein the end portions of the first and second handles are made of metal.

US Pat. No. 10,137,558

METHOD OF MAKING A COATED ABRASIVE ARTICLE

3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES ...

1. A method of making a patterned abrasive layer on a resin coated backing comprising the steps of:providing a production tool having a dispensing surface with cavities, each cavity having a cavity longitudinal axis perpendicular to the dispensing surface and a depth, D, along the cavity longitudinal axis;
selecting elongated abrasive particles having a length, L, along a longitudinal particle axis greater than a width, W, along a transverse axis perpendicular to the longitudinal particle axis, wherein the depth, D, of the cavities is between 0.5L to 2L;
supplying an excess of the elongated abrasive particles to the dispensing surface such that more elongated abrasive particles are provided than the number of cavities;
filling a majority of the cavities in the dispensing surface with an elongated abrasive particle disposed in an individual cavity such that the longitudinal particle axis is parallel to the longitudinal cavity;
removing a remaining fraction of the excess elongated abrasive particles not disposed within a cavity after the filling step from the dispensing surface;
aligning the resin coated backing with the dispensing surface with the resin layer facing the dispensing surface;
transferring the elongated abrasive particles in the cavities to the resin coated backing and attaching the elongated abrasive particles to the resin layer; and
removing the production tool to expose the patterned abrasive layer on the resin coated backing.

US Pat. No. 10,137,557

HIGH-DENSITY POLYCRYSTALLINE DIAMOND

Diamond Innovations, Inc....

1. A method of making a superabrasive compact, comprising: providing a plurality of superabrasive particles;subjecting the plurality of superabrasive particles to a first elevated temperature and pressure;
pressing the plurality of superabrasive particles into a pill under the first elevated temperature and pressure;
providing a substrate attached to the pill; and
subjecting the substrate and the pill to a second elevated temperature and pressure suitable for producing the superabrasive compact wherein the first elevated temperature is higher than the second elevated temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,137,556

SHAPED ABRASIVE PARTICLES WITH LOW ROUNDNESS FACTOR

3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES ...

1. Shaped abrasive particles comprising alpha alumina made from a dispersion of aluminum oxide monohydrate and having a cross-sectional shape along a longitudinal axis of the shaped abrasive particles, the cross-sectional shape comprising a noncircular cross-sectional plane, the shaped abrasive particles comprising an Average Roundness Factor of between about 15% to 0% for the transverse cut, C, of the cross-sectional shape along the longitudinal axis, the shaped abrasive particles comprising an average tip radius of a cross-section of a first and a second face separated by a thickness t ranging from about 25 ?m to about 500 ?m and the average tip radius is less than 75 microns, and wherein the shaped abrasive particles exhibit a better cut rate during grinding than corresponding shaped abrasive particles having a higher Average Roundness Factor.

US Pat. No. 10,137,555

WORKPIECE MACHINING METHOD

THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO, ...

1. A method of machining a workpiece with a machine tool, comprising:retaining a tool on a spindle;
rotating the spindle at a target rotational speed; and
relatively moving the workpiece and the tool at a target moving speed to a target moving position in a cutting feed direction, wherein:
a rotational speed of the spindle is varied in a waveform having a predetermined amplitude and continuously changing in a periodic or non-periodic manner with respect to the target rotational speed; and
a relative moving speed between the tool and the workpiece is continuously varied in synchronization with the variation of the rotational speed of the spindle such that a ratio of the rotational speed of the spindle to the relative moving speed is not constant, at least in a predetermined time zone including a point where the rotational speed of the spindle reaches a maximal value and a predetermined time zone including a point where the rotational speed of the spindle reaches a minimal value.

US Pat. No. 10,137,554

HAND-HELD BELT SANDER

Techway Industrial Co., L...

1. A hand-held belt sander comprising:a casing including a head and a handgrip that is connected to said head, said head including a mounting seat that surrounds an axis and that has an open end;
an arm having
a sleeve segment that is mounted to said mounting seat and that is rotatable about the axis, and
an arm body that extends from said sleeve segment and that is transverse to the axis;
a sanding unit including
a drive member that is disposed in said head,
a driving roller that is driven rotatably by said drive member and that protrudes from said open end of said mounting seat,
a driven roller that is rotatably disposed at a distal end of said arm body of said arm, and
a sanding belt that is trained on said driving roller and said driven roller;
a retaining unit having
an annular groove that is formed in said mounting seat, and that opens away from the axis, and
a plurality of protrusions that are disposed on said sleeve segment of said arm, and that engage said annular groove so as to prevent separation of said arm from said head along the axis; and
a positioning unit including a plurality of spaced-apart engaging grooves that are arranged along an imaginary circle which surrounds the axis and that are formed in one of said mounting seat and said sleeve segment, and an engaging member that is disposed on the other one of said mounting seat and said sleeve segment, and that is operable to removably engage one of said engaging grooves;
wherein, when said engaging member engages the one of said engaging grooves, said arm is positioned relative to said head at an operating position;
wherein, when said engaging member is disengaged from the one of said engaging grooves, said arm is rotatable about the axis relative to said head;
wherein said positioning unit further includes a receiving groove that is formed at a side of said engaging grooves and that is disposed on the imaginary circle, said engaging member being operable to removably engage said receiving groove so as to position said arm relative to said head at a collapsed position, where said arm extends substantially parallel to said handgrip;
wherein said drive member is a motor;
wherein said sanding unit further includes a battery that is disposed in said handgrip, and a switch circuit that is electrically connected to said battery and said drive member, and that includes a controller and a safety switch, said safety switch including an actuator that is disposed in said arm, and a sensor that is disposed in said handgrip; and
wherein, when said arm is at the collapsed position and said actuator is sensed by said sensor, said switch circuit generates a control signal, and said controller cuts off power supplied by said battery to said drive member in response to said control signal.

US Pat. No. 10,137,553

ABRASIVE BELT GRINDING CENTER APPLICABLE TO GRINDING AND POLISHING OF WHOLE PROFILE OF BLISK

CHONGQING UNIVERSITY, Ch...

1. An abrasive belt grinding center applicable to grinding and polishing of a whole profile of a blisk, comprising a bed and a grinding head mechanism, wherein an index plate holder is arranged at a middle of an upper surface of the bed, and a numerical control index plate is mounted at a top end of the index plate holder, and a grinding robot is provided at a rear of the numerical control index plate;a Y-axis ram is provided at each of a left side and a right side of the index plate holder, a Y-axis screw rod is rotatably supported on each of the Y-axis ram, and the Y-axis screw rod at the left side and the Y-axis screw rod at the right side are splayed apart; one end of each of the Y-axis screw rods is coaxially connected to a respective Y-axis motor through a respective coupler, and a Y-axis screw rod nut seat threadedly mated with each of the Y-axis screw rods is fixed to a bottom side of a respective Y-axis sliding saddle;
an X-axis screw rod is rotatably supported on each of the Y-axis sliding saddle, and is perpendicular to the respective Y-axis screw rod, one end of the X-axis screw rod is connected to an X-axis motor through a coupler, and an X-axis screw rod nut seat threadedly mated with the X-axis screw rod is fixed to a bottom side of an X-axis sliding saddle;
a C-axis arc-shaped rack is mounted on an upper surface of the X-axis sliding saddle, a center of the C-axis arc-shaped rack is close to an axis of the numerical control index plate, a C-axis straight tooth cylindrical gear engaged with the C-axis arc-shaped rack is mounted on an output shaft of a C-axis driving right-angle reduction motor, and the C-axis driving right-angle reduction motor is mounted on an upper surface of a C-axis sliding saddle;
a pillar mounting support is provided on the upper surface of the C-axis sliding saddle, and a pillar is fixedly mounted on an upper surface of the pillar mounting support, a Z-axis screw rod is rotatably supported on a lateral side of the pillar, an upper end of the Z-axis screw rod is coaxially connected to a Z-axis motor through a coupler, the Z-axis motor is fixed to a top end of the pillar, and a Z-axis screw rod nut seat threadedly mated with the Z-axis screw rod is fixed to a back side of a Z-axis sliding saddle;
a B-axis arc-shaped rack is mounted on a front side of the Z-axis sliding saddle, a center of the B-axis arc-shaped rack coincides with a center of a contact wheel of the respective grinding head mechanism, and a B-axis straight tooth cylindrical gear engaged with the B-axis arc-shaped rack is mounted on an output shaft of a B-axis driving right-angle reduction motor, and the B-axis driving right-angle reduction motor is mounted on a front side of a B-axis sliding saddle; and
a housing is provided on the front side of the B-axis sliding saddle, and a drum is mounted in a mounting hole of the housing by a bearing; the grinding head mechanism is mounted on the drum, and the contact wheel of the grinding head mechanism is toward the axis of the numerical control index plate, a synchronous driven pulley is coaxially fixed to the drum and is connected to a synchronous driving pulley by a synchronous belt, the synchronous driving pulley is sleeved on an output shaft of a grinding head rotation driving motor, and the grinding head rotation driving motor is mounted on the B-axis sliding saddle.

US Pat. No. 10,137,552

POLISHING APPARATUS

EBARA CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. A polishing method comprising:rotating a substrate;
supporting a first surface of the substrate by directing a jet of liquid to the first surface of the substrate; and
polishing a second surface of the substrate with a polishing tool, the second surface being an opposite side of the substrate from the first surface.

US Pat. No. 10,137,551

SANDING APPARATUS

1. A vacuum sanding apparatus for sanding a drywall seam and vacuuming resulting sanding dust, the vacuum sanding apparatus comprising:a sanding assembly, the sanding assembly including a motor for driving a sanding roller about a drive axis for sanding a target surface;
a handle for maneuvering the sanding assembly in sanding the target surface;
a vacuuming mechanism including a vacuum channel structure that defines a vacuum channel fluidly connecting a vacuum nozzle of the channel structure and a vacuum generator, the vacuum nozzle disposed near the sanding roller for capturing sanding dust resulting from sanding the target surface;
a pair of guide structures attached to the sanding assembly for guiding a sanding depth of sanding the target surface; and
a pair of shroud structures configured to springingly retract upon being forced against the target surface during sanding, the shroud structures extending from the sanding assembly to trap sanding dust between the shroud structures during sanding.

US Pat. No. 10,137,550

DEVICE FOR STRIKING A TOOL SHANK AND METHOD OF REDUCING MACHINE TOOL RUN-OUT THEREWITH

1. A device for striking a tool shank, comprising:a tip configured to contact the shank;
a plunger configured to be retracted a pullback distance from the tip and to exert a force on the tip proportional to the pullback distance when released; and
a control mechanism configured to control the pullback distance.

US Pat. No. 10,137,549

MILLING CUTTER WITH LUBRICATION CONDUITS

DECATUR DIAMOND, LLC, De...

1. A lubricant distribution device configured to be coupled to a rotating cutting tool having a plurality of circumferentially spaced cutting surfaces, the lubricant distribution device comprising:a main body having a manifold conduit extending along a central rotational axis of the main body; and
a plurality of lubricant distributing conduits configured to convey a lubricant therethrough, the plurality of lubricant distributing conduits formed in the main body and extending radially outwardly from the manifold conduit, each of the lubricant distributing conduits including an inlet fluidly coupling each of the lubricant distributing conduits to the manifold conduit and an outlet disposed adjacent a corresponding one of the circumferentially spaced cutting surfaces of the cutting tool, wherein each of the lubricant distributing conduits includes a transitional portion wherein a direction of flow of the lubricant changes from flowing parallel to the central rotational axis of the main body to flowing radially outwardly away from the central rotational axis of the main body, wherein each of the transitional portions is arcuate in shape and curves around an axis arranged perpendicular to the central rotational axis of the main body.

US Pat. No. 10,137,546

SWITCHABLE GEAR DRIVE FOR A HANDHELD POWER TOOL

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, Stutt...

1. A switchable gear drive for a handheld power tool, comprising:at least two gears configured to be engaged via an axially adjustable switching member, the switching member being held in a locked position by a retaining element fixed in a housing in a first gear, and being held in an unlocked position with the retaining element in a second gear; and
a spindle for driving a tool which is drivable by an axially spring-loaded gear wheel supported in the housing;
wherein the gear wheel is axially supported on the retaining element on a side facing a distal end of the spindle, and wherein the retaining element is a circumferential, closed retaining ring,
wherein the retaining ring is accommodated in a first housing component of the handheld power tool such that it is held in a form-fitting manner in both axially directions,
wherein an inner wall of the first housing component includes at least one circumferential groove for axially accommodating a radially protruding locking element on the outer circumference of the retaining ring in a form-fit manner, and wherein the circumferential groove is connected to an axial groove in the inner wall of the first housing component,
wherein at least one of:
form fit elements situated on the inner circumference of the retaining ring are distributed over more than half the inner circumference;
radially protruding locking elements situated on the outer circumference of the retaining ring are distributed over more than half the outer circumference; or
more than two radially protruding locking elements are situated on the outer circumference of the retaining ring.

US Pat. No. 10,137,545

TOOL CHANGING SYSTEM AND METHOD

DMG MORI SEIKI CO., LTD.,...

1. A method for changing tools on a machine, the method comprising:transporting, by a tool transporter, one of the tools from a tool loading station or a tool magazine to a tool transfer position from which the one of the tools is retrieved by a tool changer;
holding, by the tool transporter, the one of the tools at the tool transfer position from which the one of the tools is retrieved by the tool changer during an automatic tool change process when the tool transporter is positioned at the tool transfer position;
holding, by a tool holder instead of the tool transporter, the one of the tools at the tool transfer position from which the one of the tools is retrieved by the tool changer during the automatic tool change process when the tool transporter is not positioned at the tool transfer position; and
providing, by the tool changer, the one of the tools to a tool change position of the machine during the automatic tool change process, wherein
a longitudinal axis of the one of the tools when the one of the tools is held by the tool transporter is parallel to the longitudinal axis of the one of the tools when the one of the tools is located at the tool change position,
the tool transfer position when the one of the tools is transferred from the tool transporter to the tool holder is a same location with respect to the machine as is the tool transfer position when the one of the tools is transferred from the tool holder to the tool changer such that the location of the tool transfer position is static,
the tool transporter and the tool holder are configured to hold a same portion of the one of the tools, and
the tool transporter moves away from the tool transfer position before the tool holder holds the one of the tools.

US Pat. No. 10,137,544

METHOD OF ASSEMBLING COMPONENTS

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A method of assembling a detail to a flexible member, comprising the steps of:positioning a detail against a plurality of reader pogos of a dimensional reader;
axially displacing the plurality of reader pogos to substantially conform to a detail contour in response to positioning the detail against the plurality of reader pogos;
recording reader pogo position data representing the detail contour;
clamping a flexible member against a plurality of positioning pogos of a positioning fixture physically separated from the dimensional reader;
axially displacing the plurality of positioning pogos complementary to the reader pogo position data;
deflecting, using the plurality of positioning pogos, the flexible member into a contour corresponding to the reader pogo position data; and
assembling the detail to the flexible member.

US Pat. No. 10,137,543

METHOD OF MINIMIZING STACKING ELEMENT DISTORTIONS IN OPTICAL ASSEMBLIES

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A method of assembling a compound optic including a plurality of stacking elements for spacing, aligning, and retaining optical elements comprising steps of:measuring stacking faces of a plurality of stacking elements that include optic holders,
extracting surface errors that can be represented by mathematical approximations from the measurements of the stacking faces,
relatively positioning the stacking elements including the optic holders in relative orientations that enhance complementarity between the surface errors of mating stacking faces based on the surface errors extracted from the measurements of the stacking faces, and
securing combinations of relatively oriented stacking elements together based on the relatively positioning of the stacking elements to control stress or strain.

US Pat. No. 10,137,542

WIND TURBINE ROTOR BLADE COMPONENTS AND MACHINE FOR MAKING SAME

SENVION GMBH, Hamburg (D...

1. A method for making, storing, dispensing, tapering, cutting and assembling one or more preform layers of material to form a structural element for a wind turbine blade comprising the steps of:(a) providing a preform layer of material of certain length dimensions and certain width dimensions, the preform layer of material including multiple elongate strength rods arranged longitudinally and parallel relative to one another and parallel to the length dimension in a single layer, each strength rod being disposed adjacent to and spaced from at least one adjacent strength rod;
each strength rod including multiple, collimated structural fibers fixed in a solidified matrix resin;
the preform layer including at least one carrier layer to which the multiple strength rods are joined by an adhesive;
wherein the carrier layer spaces adjacent strength rods a fixed distance apart to facilitate the flow of liquid bonding resin between adjacent strength rods of the preform layer to its joined carrier layer, the carrier layer further being of a permeable material suitable to facilitate the flow of liquid bonding resin through the carrier layer;
(b) receiving coiled lengths of the preform layer of material provided from step (a);
(c) dispensing lengths of the preform layer of material;
(d) partially grinding through portions across the width of the preform layer of material at predetermined lengths along the length of the preform layer of material, the partial grinding forming a V-shape across the width of the preform layer of material;
(e) cutting the grinded portions of material at the vertex of the V-shape to produce cut preform layers of predetermined lengths;
(f) stacking each length of cut preform layer with one or more other preform layers;
(g) causing liquid bonding resin to flow between adjacent strength rods and through the carrier layer to which the strength rods are joined and to adjacent stacked preform layers; and,
(h) solidifying the liquid bonding resin to fix the stacked preform layers to form a structural element for a wind turbine blade.

US Pat. No. 10,137,541

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING BEARING RING MEMBER

NSK Ltd., Tokyo (JP)

1. A manufacturing method for a bearing ring member having a raceway surface formed around at least one of an outer-circumferential surface and inner-circumferential surface, the method comprising performing a forging process on a metal raw material, whereinthe metal raw material is configured as a solid columnar member or as a tubular member;
the metal raw material comprises: a first metal part and a second metal part, the second metal part being made of a metal material different from a metal material of the first metal part and press-fitted to a circumferential surface of the first metal part or embedded within the first metal part, or being made of a metal material obtained by use of a modifying process performed on the metal material of the first metal part; and
the second metal part is provided only in an axial portion of the metal raw material which flows to a portion where metal characteristics or processing characteristics of the metal material of the second metal part are required in use of or at processing of the bearing ring member.

US Pat. No. 10,137,540

DEVICE FOR COATING TURBINE COMPONENTS

General Electric Company,...

1. A coating device, comprising:electro-spark deposition (ESD) equipment including a power supply and an ESD torch electrically connected to the ESD equipment, the ESD torch including:
an inert gas source;
a vibration source;
a housing defining a cavity;
a spring positioned within the housing cavity and operably coupled to the vibration source to create a linear vibration in a controlled direction along an axis of the housing cavity;
an electrode disk holder contained within the housing cavity defining a disk holder cavity and formed from a conductive material, the electrode disk holder operably coupled to the vibration source;
an electrode disk including a conductive material, the electrode disk at least partially disposed within the electrode disk holder cavity and removably attached to the electrode disk holder by a pin, the electrode disk operably coupled with the electrode disk holder;
a torch cup extended from the housing and encloses the electrode disk; and
an inert gas lens surrounding the spring and at least a portion of the electrode disk holder within the housing cavity so at least a portion of the housing cavity defining an inert gas cavity between the electrode disk holder and the torch cup;
wherein during operation of the coating device, the vibration source linearly vibrates the electrode disk holder and the electrode disk along the axis, creating an air gap between the electrode disk and a surface of the work piece;
wherein in response to the housing following a contour of the work piece surface, the electrode disk rolls along the work piece surface; and
wherein the inert gas source is configured to provide the inert gas to the housing cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,137,539

WELDING CLAMPING DEVICE

CRRC QINGDAO SIFANG CO., ...

1. A welding clamping device, comprising a base plate and two positioning sliding blocks; wherein each of the positioning sliding blocks comprises a sliding seat and a cam, each sliding seat comprises a support plate, and two cam holders arranged opposite to each other and fixed at two ends of the support plate of the each sliding seat; each cam is rotatably installed, via its own respective camshaft, between the two cam holders of its respective positioning sliding block, and each cam is configured to press fit a respective work piece to be welded; the base plate is provided with a slide slot, and the two positioning sliding blocks are slidably installed in the slide slot.

US Pat. No. 10,137,537

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING CHEMICALS AT HIGH TEMPERATURE

Frederick M. Mako, Fairf...

1. A method for forming an assembly comprising the steps of:placing a first tube of silicon carbide or mullite or superalloy adjacent a second tube of silicon carbide or mullite or tungsten; and bonding with a helium leak tight seal the first and second tubes together, wherein the helium leak tight seal maintains its integrity at a temperature of greater than 1100 ° C., wherein the placing step includes applying a mixture of between 30 wt % (weight percent or percent by mass) and 80 wt % alumina-silicate and between 20 wt % and 70 wt % magnesia-silicate in powder form to a 100% weight between the first and second tubes; or a mixture of between 80-10 wt % 80/20 nickel chromium alloy and 20-90 wt % copper of ?99.99% purity together to form a 100% weight.

US Pat. No. 10,137,533

MULTI-FUNCTIONAL APPARATUS FOR TESTING AND ETCHING SUBSTRATE AND SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A method for manufacturing an organic light-emitting apparatus, the method comprising:injecting a substrate through a chamber body of a multi-functional apparatus for testing and etching the substrate, the chamber body having an entrance in one of its sides and an exit in another one of its sides, wherein the injecting of the substrate into the chamber body is through the entrance of the chamber body;
transferring the injected substrate in a direction from the entrance to the exit utilizing a transfer unit disposed inside of the chamber body;
etching a part of the substrate disposed on the transfer unit utilizing a laser etching unit disposed above the transfer unit;
testing the substrate disposed on the transfer unit utilizing a testing unit; and
ejecting the substrate from the chamber body through the exit of the chamber body.

US Pat. No. 10,137,532

SUBSTRATE CUTTING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING DISPLAY APPARATUS BY USING A SUBSTRATE CUTTING APPARATUS

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A method of manufacturing a display apparatus, the method comprising:cutting a substrate by irradiating the substrate with a laser beam, the substrate comprising a first plurality of layers and a second plurality of layers, and a plurality of display units for displaying images,
wherein the cutting the substrate comprises:
irradiating a region of the substrate with an infrared wavelength laser beam to cut the first plurality of layers; and
irradiating the region of the substrate with a short pulse laser beam after the complete cut of the first plurality of layers, the short pulse laser beam having a visible wavelength of approximately 515 nm with a pulse in a picosecond range, to cut the second plurality of layers.

US Pat. No. 10,137,531

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR SEPARATING AN EDGE PORTION OF A WORKPIECE USING A LASER

TRUMPF Laser- und Systemt...

1. A method for cutting off an edge portion of a workpiece, the method comprising:applying a laser to the workpiece to form at least a plurality of individual severing cuts in the edge portion such that the edge portion is cut off from the workpiece, the plurality of individual severing cuts being arranged together along the edge portion,
wherein applying the laser to the workpiece to form the plurality of individual severing cuts comprises, for each individual severing cut of the plurality of individual severing cuts:
translating a laser cutting head and/or the workpiece relative to one another to form a first portion of the individual severing cut extending along a first direction;
altering a translation direction of the laser cutting head and/or the workpiece to form a second portion of the individual severing cut extending along a second different direction toward the edge of the workpiece;
detecting, at an end of the individual severing cut, an edge of the workpiece, wherein the translation of the laser cutting head or the workpiece continues at least until the edge is detected; and
after detecting the edge of the workpiece, translating the laser cutting head and/or workpiece relative to one another to a start position for a next individual severing cut, wherein the start position of the next individual severing cut occurs at a position on the workpiece where the individual severing cut changes from extending along the first direction to extending along the second direction.

US Pat. No. 10,137,530

LASER WELD METHOD AND WELD STRUCTURE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A laser welding method comprising:forming a melted section in which plural metallic workpieces within a weld region are melted by projecting a first laser beam onto said weld region with parts of the workpieces being set as the weld region when the workpieces are welded; and
projecting a second laser beam while the melted section is being solidified or after a solidified section in which the melted section is solidified is formed such that the second laser beam circles around a center of the melted section or the solidified section from an irradiation start position deviated from said center toward said center or such that the second laser beam is focused to the center of the melted section or the solidified section from an irradiation start region that includes the center and a periphery thereof,
wherein
the melted section including the center is progressed to solidify, or the solidified section is re-melted and a re-melted section is progressed to solidify while projecting the second laser beam; and
a solidification rate of at least the center of the melted section or the re-melted section is lowered by the projection of the second laser beam.

US Pat. No. 10,137,527

LASER-BASED MODIFICATION OF TRANSPARENT MATERIALS

IMRA America, Inc., Ann ...

1. A method for laser-based material processing of a material, the method comprising:generating a first series of laser pulses, each pulse of said first series having a pulse width of at least about 1 ns;
generating a second series of laser pulses, each pulse of said second series having an ultrashort pulse width;
setting a relative temporal spacing between a pulse of said first series with an ultrashort pulse of said second series such that one or more of said ultrashort pulses facilitates material modification of said material with a combination of said first series of pulses and said second series of laser pulses;
focusing and delivering said first series of pulses and said second series of pulses to said material along a common propagation direction,
wherein substantially no material modification occurs with said first laser pulse series alone, and substantially more material modification occurs with said combination of first series and second series than with either individual pulse series.

US Pat. No. 10,137,526

LASER MACHINING DEVICE

SHIMADZU CORPORATION, Ky...

1. A laser machining device, to machine a machining target subject by irradiating the converged laser beam output from each laser diode of a plurality of laser diodes connected in series, comprising:a machining laser beam output-power driving circuit that outputs a machining laser beam by driving said plurality of laser diodes;
a guide light output-power driving circuit that outputs a guide light by driving at least one partial laser diode of said plurality of laser diodes;
a selection means to select said guide light output-power driving circuit on determining the position and to select said machining laser beam output-power driving circuit on laser machining; and
a setup value comparison circuit to control an electric current to be below an electric current setup value to output the guide light, wherein the electric current flowing through said partial laser diode is not higher than a predetermined value.

US Pat. No. 10,137,525

FRICTION WELDING SYSTEM

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A method for friction welding, the method comprising:positioning metallic components such that welding surfaces of the metallic components contact each other, wherein a metallic component in the metallic components has a relief feature adjacent to a welding surface for a first metallic component;
moving the welding surfaces relative to each other while the welding surfaces are in contact such that solid-state joining of the metallic components at the welding surfaces occurs to form a structure, wherein the relief feature causes a material from at least one of the metallic components to form with respect to the relief feature in a manner that enables performing an additional solid-state joining operation with the structure at a subsequent welding surface on the structure without removing flash;
wherein the metallic components comprise the first metallic component and a second metallic component;
wherein the relief feature comprises a cut-away portion of an edge of the second metallic component, the cut-away portion comprising a notch having no more than two planar surfaces, wherein one of the two planar surfaces is approximately perpendicular to a surface of the first metallic component and a second planar surface is approximately parallel to the surface of the first metallic component; and
machining the structure when joining operations are completed for the structure, wherein the flash is removed from the structure by:
forming a group of holes in the structure, and
machining the flash through the group of holes.

US Pat. No. 10,137,523

RESISTANCE WELDING METHOD AND CONDUCTOR UNIT

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. A resistance welding method of welding two objects together comprising the steps of:clamping the two objects between a pair of electrodes; and
applying a welding current between the pair of the electrodes on a condition that the two objects are pressed to bring the two objects toward each other,
heating a contacting surface between the two objects,
wherein one of the two objects includes a core member and a plated layer, which coats the core member and has a melting point lower than that of a coating layer that is a metal constituting an outer surface of the core member,
wherein the two objects are clamped between the pair of the electrodes and the contacting surface is allowed to generate heat to melt the plated layer, and to weld the coating layer of said one of the two objects and a base member of another of the two objects together,
wherein the core member includes a core wire and the coating layer, which coats the core wire, the core wire having a round shape in section and being made of a material having a melting point higher than that of the coating layer and also being made of a material having mechanical strength higher than that of the coating layer, and
wherein the coating layer is made of a metal which forms no intermetallic compound between the metal constituting the coating layer and the base member when the coating layer and a the base member are welded or the coating layer is made by a method in which the intermetallic compound is not produced when the coating layer joins the base member.

US Pat. No. 10,137,522

ADAPTIVE PLASMA CUTTING SYSTEM AND METHOD

LINCOLN GLOBAL, INC., Ci...

1. A plasma cutting system, comprising:a gas flow control system having at least one gas flow valve which controls the flow a gas through said gas flow control system, and a first gas pressure detection device which detects a first location pressure of said gas downstream of said at least one gas flow valve;
a cutting torch assembly coupled to said gas flow control system to receive said gas, where said cutting torch assembly comprises a second gas pressure detection device which detects a second location pressure of said gas downstream of said first gas pressure detection device;
a gas line located between the first gas pressure detection device and the second gas pressure detection device, wherein said gas is supplied to the cutting torch assembly from the gas flow control system through the gas line;
a power supply operatively connected to said cutting torch assembly to provide a cutting current amperage to the cutting torch assembly; and
a controller operatively coupled to each of said first and second gas pressure detection devices, to said at least one gas flow valve, and to said power supply, where said controller controls an operation of said at least one gas flow valve based on gas pressure feedback signals from each of said first and second gas pressure detection devices to provide a desired pressure level of said gas at said cutting torch assembly,
wherein said desired pressure level is determined by said controller based on at least one of a condition of said plasma cutting system and a parameter of a cutting operation,
wherein said gas is either a plasma gas or a shield gas,
wherein said controller dynamically changes said desired pressure level during the cutting operation, based on a detected gas flow profile for said plasma cutting system determined by said controller using said first and second gas pressure detection devices, in timed coordination with changes to the cutting current amperage by said controller, and
wherein said detected gas flow profile models pressure change time lags within the plasma cutting system.

US Pat. No. 10,137,521

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SUBMERGED ARC WELDING

ESAB AB, Gotenborg (SE)

1. A method for submerged arc welding, comprising:guiding a first hot wire towards a work piece and transferring current to said first hot wire for arc generation to create a weld puddle;
guiding a cold wire at a variable feed speed towards said weld puddle, wherein the cold wire is configured such that no arc is generated between the cold wire and the work piece;
continuously measuring, during a welding phase, at least a first active welding parameter related to said first hot wire, wherein the at least a first active welding parameter is continuously adapted to existing welding conditions;
continuously determining different target values for the variable feed speed of the cold wire based on different values of the at least a first active welding parameter, wherein a different value of the at least a first active welding parameter results in determination of a different target value for the variable feed speed of the cold wire; and
adjusting the variable feed speed of the cold wire to the different target values.

US Pat. No. 10,137,518

SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE, ELECTRONIC DEVICE, AND SOLDER MOUNTING METHOD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A semiconductor package comprising: a first substrate over which a semiconductor chip is mounted; a second substrate disposed so as to face the first substrate and including a first through-hole through which a pin penetrates and a second through-hole which the pin does not penetrate; wherein the second substrate is formed from a one piece construction; a first solder ball which is formed between the first substrate and the first through-hole and covers an upper end of the pin that protrudes from an upper surface of the second substrate; wherein a most bottom end of the pin does not extend beyond a bottom surface of the second substrate when the pin is fitted within the first through-hole; and a second solder ball which is formed between the first substrate and the second through-hole, the second through-hole is provided under a center part of the first substrate in which the semiconductor chip is mounted and the first through-hole is provided under a peripheral part of the first substrate in which the semiconductor chip is not mounted, solder is provided at a first part which is between a conductive film disposed on an inner sidewall of the first through-hole and the pin and a space is formed at a second part which is between the conductive film and the pin and is adjacent to the upper surface of the second substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,137,517

NICKEL-BASED BRAZING FOIL AND PROCESS FOR BRAZING

1. An amorphous, ductile Ni-based brazing foil having a composition consisting essentially ofNirestCraBbPcSidCeXfYg
wherein a, b, c, d, e, f, and g are numbers such that 16 atomic percent?a?30 atomic percent; 0.5 atomic percent?b?14 atomic percent; 2 atomic percent?c?20 atomic percent; 0 atomic percent?d?14 atomic percent; 0 atomic percent?e?5 atomic percent; 0 atomic percentb>c/15; wherein 10 atomic percent?b+c+d?25 atomic percent, wherein X is one or more of the elements Mo, Nb, Ta, W and Cu; and wherein Y is one or both of the elements Fe and Co,
and wherein the foil varies in thickness from a mean thickness of the foil in a variation of less than 25% over a length of 200 m, the foil has a width B of 0.5 mm?B?300 mm, and the brazing foil is at least 50% amorphous.

US Pat. No. 10,137,515

METHOD FOR MACHINING A CASING OF AN AIRCRAFT TURBOSHAFT ENGINE AND SCRAPER TOOL FOR IMPLEMENTING SAID METHOD

SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES, ...

1. A scraper tool for deburring an edge of an aircraft turboshaft engine casing, the scraper tool being mountable in a milling device, the scraper tool comprising:a body including, on a first end, a connector to connect to the milling device and, on a second end, a deburring module comprising a turning lathe platelet including at least one cutting edge to deburr the casing edge, said turning lathe platelet being indexable about a first rotation axis;
wherein the deburring module comprises a guide to maintain contact with the casing edge to adjust the turning lathe platelet to variations in a height of the casing edge along an axial direction of the casing, said at least one cutting edge being maintained in contact with the casing edge without indexing of the turning lathe platelet about the first rotation axis when the at least one cutting edge is deburring the casing edge, and
the deburring module further comprises a connecting pole having a longitudinal axis, the connecting pole and the longitudinal axis thereof extending from the deburring module into the connector, the turning lathe platelet being mounted to the connecting pole, and a plate rotationally mounted about said connecting pole, the guide being arranged on said plate, and the plate having an axis of rotation that is oriented so as to be coincidental with the longitudinal axis of the connecting pole, and
the connector inhibits a transfer of rotation of the milling device to the turning lathe platelet when the at least one cutting edge is deburring the casing edge.

US Pat. No. 10,137,513

DECK FASTENER REMOVAL TOOL

1. A tool for mounting a cutting device for cutting fasteners flush with a joist of known width, comprising:an extended handle;
a caddy attached to a distal end of said handle, said caddy further comprising,
two elongate side rails having a separation width sufficient to accommodate the width of said joist,
two inverted substantially U-shaped supports each having a closed end, and an open end joined on opposing sides to a respective side rail,
a truss joined to and spanning the U-shaped supports, and
at least one inwardly projecting leveling member protruding inwardly between said side rails, and
a holster for supporting a cutting tool having a cutting blade, the cooperative arrangement of said at least one leveling member, said two side rails, and said holster maintaining said cutting blade on a plane with a top of said joist when said joist is received between said two elongate side rails.

US Pat. No. 10,137,512

GROOVE CUTTING TOOL

General Electric Technolo...

1. A groove cutting tool comprising:a body; and
a holder slidably mounted within the body, the holder having:
a first end;
a blade mounted at the first end;
a second end, distal, in a slidable direction of the holder, from the first end;
a drive pinion, located towards the second end, configured to be in rotational communication with the blade; and
wherein the groove cutting tool further includes:
a shaft mounted to and extending perpendicular from the blade;
a bearing mounted on the shaft;
an output pinion with a cavity, wherein the shaft extends into the cavity and is fixed to the output pinion within the cavity; and
a portion of the holder extends into the cavity such that the bearing is fixed between the portion and the shaft within the cavity so as to enable rotation relative to the holder, as a unit, of the shaft, the output pinion and the blade.

US Pat. No. 10,137,508

MINIATURIZED DEBURRING AND/OR CHAMFERING TOOL WITH INTERNAL COOLING

Heule Werkzeug AG, Balga...

1. Miniaturized deburring and/or chamfering tool with a cylindrical guide sleeve in which a blade holder base body is arranged in an exchangeable manner, which has at least one receiving slot for receiving and guiding a blade arranged there, which is leaf-shaped and designed so that it can bend along its longitudinal axis, and which, at its free front end, has a cutting head with a deburring or chamfering blade arranged there, the leaf-shaped blade configured to permit movement of the cutting head generally radially relative to a longitudinal axis of the tool out of the slot to an extended deburring/chamfering position and into the slot to a retracted non-deburring/chamfering position, wherein an internal cooling of the blade and removal of shavings from the blade are achieved by coolant flowing around the blade in the receiving slot on at least two facing sides.

US Pat. No. 10,137,506

DRILLING TOOL

1. A manual drilling tool for drilling one or more coupled elements, comprising:an engagement chuck adapted to be tightened in the spindle of a tool machine to drag said tool in rotation;
a point body with tool diameter having at least four helical grooves developing longitudinally on the point body and defining at least two primary cutters and at least two secondary cutters; said two primary cutters forming a tip angle said secondary cutters having a discharge surface; said discharge surface being shaped so as to create an interruption between the secondary cutters and the primary cutters by contributing to reduce the operator's effort, to reduce the temperature and to promote the discharge of the worked material, wherein said point body is formed by a substantially cylindrical first portion and a substantially conical second portion with taper towards the end of the tool,which manual drilling tool provides three different coning angles defined as angles formed by tangents to outer profiles of the cutters with an axis of main extension of the drilling tool, wherein said primary and secondary cutters form:a coning angle comprised in a range between 2 and 10 degrees for a length of a first cutter tract comprised between 6 and 14 mm starting from the distal end of the drilling tool;
a coning angle comprised in a range between 1 and 7 degrees for a length of a second cutter tract comprised between 2 and 9 mm starting from the above-mentioned first cutter tract; and
a coning angle comprised in a range between 0 and 6 degrees for a length of a third cutter tract comprised between 2 and 9 mm starting from the above-mentioned second tract.

US Pat. No. 10,137,505

SURFACE-COATED CUTTING TOOL AND METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME

SUMITOMO ELECTRIC HARDMET...

1. A surface-coated cutting tool comprising a base material and a coating formed on said base material,said coating including a hard layer,
said hard layer including a plurality of crystal grains having a sodium chloride-type crystal structure, wherein
when crystal orientation of each of said plurality of crystal grains is analyzed using an electron backscatter diffraction system for a cross section of said hard layer that is parallel to a normal direction of a surface of said base material to measure an angle of intersection between a normal direction to (001) plane that is a crystal plane of said crystal grain and the normal direction to the surface of said base material, a proportion A of said crystal grains having said angle of intersection of 0 degree or more to less than 20 degrees is 50% or more,
boundaries of said crystal grains include CSL boundaries and general boundaries,
the length of ?3 grain boundaries of said CSL boundaries is 50% or more of the length of ?3-29 grain boundaries that is a total of respective lengths of ?3 grain boundaries, ?7 grain boundaries, ?11 grain boundaries, ?17 grain boundaries, ?19 grain boundaries, ?21 grain boundaries, ?23 grain boundaries, and ?29 grain boundaries included in said CSL boundaries and is 1% or more and 30% or less of the total length of all boundaries that is a sum of the length of said ?3-29 grain boundaries and the length of said general boundaries,
said crystal grain has a layered structure in which a first layer composed of nitride or carbonitride of AlxTi1-x and a second layer composed of nitride or carbonitride of AlyTi1-y (where x?y) are alternately stacked, and
a total thickness of said first layer and said second layer adjacent to each other is 3 nm or more and 30 nm or less,
when the composition of the first layer is nitride, the composition of the second layer is also nitride, and
when the composition of the first layer is carbonitride, the composition of the second layer is also carbonitride.

US Pat. No. 10,137,503

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRODUCTION OF UNIFORMLY SIZED NANOPARTICLES

ATTOSTAT, INC., Salt Lak...

1. A stable nanoparticle composition comprising:a polar liquid selected from the group consisting of deionized water, alcohol, and a solution thereof; and
metal nanoparticles that are nonionic and have a mean diameter less than 35 nm and a ? potential greater than ±20 mV so as to remain dispersed in the polar liquid without a surfactant, wherein at least 99% of the metal nanoparticles have diameters within ±3 nm of the mean diameter,
wherein the metal nanoparticles are selected from the group consisting of silver, gold, copper, platinum, and an alloy of silver and gold,
wherein the nanoparticle composition is substantially free of metal ions from the metal nanoparticles.

US Pat. No. 10,137,502

NEAR NET SHAPE COMBUSTION DRIVEN COMPACTION PROCESS AND REFRACTORY COMPOSITE MATERIAL FOR HIGH TEMPERATURE APPLICATIONS

Utron Kinetics, LLC, Man...

1. A process of producing refractory near net shape rhenium composite components with a combustion driven compaction process, comprising:providing a chamber,
providing a cavity,
providing rhenium containing powder and hafnium powder, wherein the rhenium containing powder have a mesh size between ?200 and ?635,
providing a male die adjacent the cavity,
providing a piston in contact with the male die,
providing a gas supply,
filling the chamber with a mixture of compressed natural gas and air, moving the piston and moving the male die into the cavity, and closing the gas supply,
combusting the gas, causing the pressure in the chamber to rise and exert force on the piston,
compressing the powder mixture into a refractory near net shape rhenium containing component,
wherein the refractory near net shape rhenium composite component contains less than 50 wt % rhenium and 1-5 wt % hafnium.

US Pat. No. 10,137,501

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING MICROPORE FILTER

PURERON JAPAN CO., LTD., ...

1. A method for manufacturing a micropore filter comprising:a step of treating stainless steel particles having particle diameters in a range of 3 to 60 ?m in a bead mill using zirconia beads to prepare powder having a flakiness expressed by a ratio of a thickness with respect to a long diameter (thickness/long diameter) in a range of 0.03 to 0.4;
a step of pickling the powder to remove zirconia adhered to a surface of the powder due to treatment in the bead mill;
a step of applying a load of 10 to 15 kN to 0.5 to 1.0 g of the powder after the pickling, thus compacting the powder to obtain a compact body having a columnar shape;
a step of keeping the compact body in a vacuum atmosphere in a range of 10?5 to 10?3 Pa at a temperature in a range of 1000 to 1300° C. for 1 to 3 hours, thus firing the compact body to obtain a sintered body; and
a step of pressing the sintered body into a pipe having an inner diameter in a range of 0.90 to 0.99 times of an outer diameter of the sintered body, and extruding the sintered body.

US Pat. No. 10,137,500

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A COMPONENT

ROLLS-ROYCE plc, London ...

1. A method of manufacturing a component using electron beam melting comprising:providing a powder layer;
selectively melting at least a part of the powder layer so as to generate a solid layer of the component using a first electron beam;
identifying any defects in the solid layer by scanning the solid layer using a second electron beam;
removing any identified defects in the solid layer by using the first electron beam to re-melt at least a part of the solid layer; and then
repeating the steps of providing the powder layer, selectively melting at least a part of the powder layer, identifying any defects in the solid layer, and removing any identified defects at least once so as to build up a shape corresponding to the component, wherein
the power of the second electron beam is lower than the power of the first electron beam.

US Pat. No. 10,137,499

METHOD AND ASSEMBLY FOR FORMING COMPONENTS HAVING AN INTERNAL PASSAGE DEFINED THEREIN

General Electric Company,...

1. A method of forming a component having an internal passage defined therein, said method comprising:positioning a jacketed core with respect to a mold, wherein the jacketed core includes:
a hollow structure consisting of a first material that is metallic, wherein the hollow structure includes an interior portion; and
an inner core disposed within the hollow structure, the inner core defining an inner core cross-sectional perimeter contacting substantially an entirety of the interior portion of the hollow structure;
introducing a component material in a molten state into a cavity of the mold, such that a portion of the jacketed core is submerged, and such that the component material in the molten state contacts the first material along substantially an entire outer perimeter of the submerged portion of the jacketed core; and
cooling the component material in the cavity to form the component, wherein the inner core cross-sectional perimeter defines a cross-sectional perimeter of the internal passage within the component.

US Pat. No. 10,137,498

HIGH-PRESSURE DIE CASTING APPARATUS AND METHOD

Magna International Inc.,...

3. A die apparatus for die casting, comprising:a first die half having a first molding surface;
a second die half having a second molding surface facing said first molding surface to present a mold cavity therebetween;
a shot sleeve extending through said first die half toward said first molding surface;
said shot sleeve including a side wall presenting a fluid opening for conveying fluid,
said side wall extending to a partial end wall, the partial end wall defining at least one wall opening for allowing fluid to flow from said fluid opening toward said mold cavity;
a plunger disposed in said shot sleeve for pressing fluid through said at least one wall opening; and
a material separator disposed along one of said molding surfaces and movable relative to said molding surface,
wherein said first die half comprises a block of material disposed in a fixed position relative to said second die half;
said first molding surface includes a contour for shaping the fluid;
said first die half includes a first back surface facing opposite said first molding surface and a sleeve opening extending continuously from said first back surface to said first molding surface;
said sleeve opening includes at least one die opening extending toward said first molding first, each of said die openings being axially aligned with one of said wall openings for conveying fluid from said fluid opening of said shot sleeve toward said first molding surface;
said first die half includes a support ledge disposed parallel to said first molding surface and defining said at least one die opening and spacing said shot sleeve from said first molding surface;
said first die half defines a material separator opening along said first molding surface for receiving said material separator;
said material separator is movable in a direction perpendicular to said first molding surface;
said side wall of said shot sleeve extends along a center axis from a first end to a second end and circumferentially around said center axis to form said fluid passage;
said fluid passage presents a cross-sectional area extending perpendicular to said center axis and parallel to said first molding surface;
said first end of said shot sleeve is open and receives said plunger;
said partial end wall of said shot sleeve is disposed in a fixed position and stationary relative to said side wall of said shot sleeve and said first molding surface;
said partial end wall of said first die presents a cross-sectional area extending perpendicular to said center axis and parallel to said first molding surface, and said cross-sectional area of said partial end wall is greater than or equal to one third of said cross-sectional area of said fluid passage, and said partial end wall is disposed along one side of said shot sleeve;
each of said wall openings of said shot sleeve presents a cross-section area extending perpendicular to said center axis and parallel to said first molding surface, said cross-sectional area of each wall opening is less than said cross-sectional area of said axially aligned die opening, and said cross-sectional area of each wall opening increases in a direction moving toward said axially aligned die opening;
said side wall of said shot sleeve defines a pouring hole disposed on a side of said shot sleeve opposite said partial end wall for receiving the fluid;
said plunger includes a plunger head presenting a cross-sectional area approximately equal to said cross-sectional area of said fluid passage of said shot sleeve;
said plunger head includes a serrated surface facing said second die half for engaging material contained in said shot sleeve;
at least one hold pin is received in said second die half and extends upwardly from said second molding surface, each of said hold pins is axially aligned with one of said die openings and one of said wall openings;
said second die half comprises a block of material aligned with and movable relative to said first die half;
said second molding surface presents a contour for shaping said fluid;
said second die half includes a second back surface facing opposite said second molding surface; and
said second die half defines at least one hold pin opening along said second molding surface, and each hold pin opening receives one of said hold pins.

US Pat. No. 10,137,497

CASTING DIE

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

1. A casting die comprising:a base;
a lower mold arranged on the base;
a horizontal sliding mold which is provided so as to be capable of moving on the lower mold and which has a surface shape corresponding to at least a part of a side face shape of a product to be casted; and
an upper mold which is provided so as to be capable of moving up and down with respect to the lower mold and which has a surface shape corresponding to an upper face shape of the product; wherein,
the lower mold is configured by a lower mold body and a lower mold stage which supports the lower mold body from below,
the lower mold body has a positioning part which abuts the horizontal sliding mold at a mold-closing position of the horizontal sliding mold, and has a surface shape corresponding to a lower face shape of the product,
a guide member is mounted on the lower mold stage so as to freely move in an up and down direction with respect to the lower mold stage,
the horizontal sliding mold is configured to slide on the guide member and the lower mold body, and
the guide member is provided with a locking part configured to lock with a lateral edge part of the lower mold body when the lower mold body is separated upward with respect to the lower mold stage, so that the lower mold body and the guide member are separated upward together.

US Pat. No. 10,137,495

MACHINE FOR FORMING METAL BARS

IKOI S.P.A., Cassola (VI...

1. A method for forming a precious metal ingot having specified dimensions and weight from solid precious metal powder, grits or swarf of various sizes, the specified dimensions of said precious metal ingot includes a dimensionally specified ingot upper limit, said method employing a machine including an ingot mold and a cover for closing said ingot mold, said ingot mold having an interior comprising a first lower volume configured to the specified dimensions of the precious metal ingot, a second upper volume configured to facilitate depositing into said ingot mold of an amount of said solid precious metal powder, grits or swarf of various sizes to form said precious metal ingot, and an upper end comprising an upper abutting edge of said ingot mold, said cover comprising an upper portion and a lower portion, said upper portion including a rim adapted to engage the upper abutting edge of said ingot mold to close and hermetically seal said ingot mold when said precious metal ingot has been formed in said ingot mold first lower volume, said lower portion configured to project into the interior of said ingot mold so as to rest on said amount of solid precious metal powder, grits or swarf ov various sizes deposited in said ingot mold to form said precious metal ingot, said cover lower portion having a dimension such that on engagement of said cover upper portion rim with the ingot mold upper abutting edge, the cover lower portion delineates an upper limit to the ingot mold first lower volume corresponding to the precious metal ingot dimensionally specified upper limit, said method comprising the steps of:a) depositing into said ingot mold through said second upper volume thereof said amount of solid precious metal powder, grits or swarf of various sizes to form said precious metal ingot;
b) positioning said ingot mold cover for closing said ingot mold such that the cover lower portion projects into the interior of said ingot mold so as to rest on said amount of precious metal powder, grits or swarf of various sizes deposited in said ingot mold, and the cover upper portion rim remains raised with respect to the upper abutting edge of said ingot mold;
c) compacting said solid precious metal powder, grits or swarf of various sizes deposited in said ingot mold by compressing the same during a melting step by the resting of said ingot mold cover on said solid precious metal powder, grits or swarf; and
d) progressively lowering said ingot mold cover during the compacting and compressing of said solid precious metal powder, grits or swarf during said melting step until the cover upper portion rim engages the upper abutting edge of said ingot mold closing and hermetically sealing said ingot mold whereby, because of said cover lower portion dimension, the cover lower portion delineates the ingot mold first lower volume upper limit corresponding to the dimensionally specified upper limit of said precious metal ingot.

US Pat. No. 10,137,494

METHOD FOR OBTAINING A FOUNDRY BODY FROM A GRANULAR MIXTURE COMPRISING A MODIFIED POLYCONDENSED RESIN AND A FORMALDEHYDE SCAVENGER

HUTTENES ALBERTUS FRANCE,...

1. Method for producing a foundry body, comprising at least the following successive steps:preparing a granular mixture, comprising, in % weight with respect to the total weight of the mixture:
a—at least 90%, by weight of grains, said grains being mainly composed of at least one mineral oxide, and at least 80% of said grains having a size from 10 to 3000 ?m,
b—0.3 to 3%, by weight of at least one resin polycondensed with formaldehyde and/or its derivatives, the percentage being calculated in dry resin solids,
c—0.001 to 3%, by weight of at least one curing agent, the percentage being calculated in dry curing agent solids,
d—0.003 to 1%, by weight of at least one formaldehyde scavenger compound, and
f—0.2 to 3%, by weight of water;
placing said granular mixture in contact with at least one surface of a forming tool, and
blowing at least one gas stream into the granular mixture at a temperature of 50° C. to 380° C., for a duration comprised from 1 to 300 seconds, in order to ensure at least partial curing of said mixture,
wherein said at least one resin has undergone a chemical reaction between a first element chosen from urea and its derivatives, melamine, benzoguanamine, glycoluril, and a second element chosen from formaldehyde and/or its derivatives,
wherein the polycondensed resin (component b—) of said granular mixture is modified by the presence of a component e—in the mixture, at a content from 0.003% to 1.5%, by weight with respect to the total weight of the mixture, said component e—being at least one resin,
wherein said at least one resin comprises tannins; and
wherein the foundry body disintegrates 50% or less after 20 minutes at 450° C.

US Pat. No. 10,137,493

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING METAL CONTAINER WITH LINING

Silgan Containers LLC, W...

1. A method of lining a metal container with a film, the container including a cylindrical sidewall open at a first end and closed with an end joined to the sidewall at a second end, the cylindrical sidewall and the end defining an interior surface, the method comprising:locating the film at the first end;
engaging the film with a mandrel; and
moving the mandrel into the container to displace the film from the first end into contact with the interior surfaces of the cylindrical sidewall and the end.

US Pat. No. 10,137,492

METHOD FOR CONNECTING A FIRST COMPONENT TO A SECOND COMPONENT

JOHNSON CONTROLS GMBH, B...

1. A method for connecting a first component to a second component, the method comprising the steps of:providing the first component with a deformation region;
at least partially heating the deformation region;
providing an inner die with an optical component for plastic deformation;
plastically deforming the first component in the deformation region to connect the first component to the second component; and
directing light for heating the first component onto the deformation region by way of the optical component of the inner die for the step of at least partially heating the deformation region or for the step of plastically deforming the first component or for both the steps of heating the deformation region and plastically deforming the first component.

US Pat. No. 10,137,491

FORMING DEVICE AND FORMING METHOD

SUMITOMO HEAVY INDUSTRIES...

1. A forming device configured to form a metal pipe having a pipe part and a flange part, the forming device comprising:a pair of a first die and a second die;
a driving mechanism configured to move at least one of the first die and the second die in a direction in which the dies are approached together;
a gas supply part configured to supply a first gas and a second gas into a metal pipe material held and heated between the first die and the second die; and
a controller configured to control driving of the driving mechanism and gas supply of the gas supply part,
wherein the first die and the second die configure a first cavity part for forming the pipe part and a second cavity part, communicating with the first cavity part, for forming the flange part, and
the controller is configured to:
cause the gas supply part to supply a first gas into the metal pipe material during a first supply time, such that a part of the metal pipe material is expanded in the second cavity part;
drive the driving mechanism such that the expanded part of the metal pipe material is pressed by the first die and the second die and the flange part is formed; and
cause the gas supply part to supply a second gas into the metal pipe material during a second supply time, after the formation of the flange part such that the pipe part is formed in the first cavity part, and
wherein the second supply time is longer than the first supply time.

US Pat. No. 10,137,488

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR LEVELING A METAL PLATE

Allor Manufacturing Inc.,...

1. A device configured to level a metal plate fabricated from high-strength metal material, the device comprising:a frame;
a leveling station including one pair of upper rollers and a corresponding one pair of lower rollers rotatably disposed on the frame in a parallel arrangement in a lateral direction and defining a serpentine path that is disposed in a longitudinal direction that is associated with a direction of travel for the metal plate; and
wherein each one of the one pair of upper rollers includes a cylindrical outer peripheral surface that extends in the lateral direction and radially surrounds an upper axis of rotation;
wherein each one of the one pair of lower rollers includes a cylindrical outer peripheral surface that extends in the lateral direction and radially surrounds a lower axis of rotation;
wherein the radii of each one of the one pair of upper rollers and the radii of each one of the one pair of lower rollers are equivalent;
wherein the upper axes of rotation are offset in the longitudinal direction from the lower axes of rotation such that a longitudinal spacing is defined between the axes of rotation of contiguous ones of the one pair of upper rollers and the one pair of lower rollers;
wherein a plunge depth is defined as a difference in an elevation direction between a first elevation associated with a top-dead-center point of each one of the one pair of lower rollers and a second elevation that is associated with a bottom-dead-center point of each one of the one pair of upper rollers;
wherein the magnitude of the plunge depth associated with each one of the one pair of upper rollers and one of the one pair of lower rollers that is longitudinally disposed between the one pair of upper rollers is equal to the magnitude of the plunge depth associated with each one of the one pair of lower rollers and one of the one pair of upper rollers that is longitudinally disposed between the one pair of lower rollers;
wherein the serpentine path is defined between the outer peripheral surfaces of contiguous ones of the one pair of upper rollers and the one pair of lower rollers;
wherein the longitudinal spacing of each one of the one pair of upper rollers and each one of the one pair of lower rollers is equal to achieve the equal plastification on the first and second sides of the metal plate;
wherein the longitudinal spacing and the plunge depth are configured such that the one pair of upper rollers and the one of the one pair of lower rollers that is longitudinally disposed between the one pair of upper rollers imparts a first bend radius on the metal plate in a first orientation and the one pair of lower rollers and the one of the pair of upper rollers that is longitudinally disposed between the one pair of lower rollers subsequently imparts a second bend radius on the metal plate in a second orientation that is opposed to the first orientation as the metal plate moves through the serpentine path as the metal plate bends about a portion of the outer peripheral surfaces of each one of the one pair of upper rollers and each one of the one pair of lower rollers to subject the metal plate to plastic deformation corresponding to the portion of the respective outer peripheral surfaces of each one of the one pair of upper rollers and each one of the one pair of lower rollers to provide equal plastification on both sides of the metal plate;
wherein the magnitude of the first bend radius and the magnitude of the second bend radius is selected such that a magnitude of plastification of the metal plate that is greater than 70% is achieved once the metal plate moves along the serpentine path past the two upper rollers and the two lower rollers; and
wherein the magnitude of the first bend radius is equivalent to the magnitude of the second bend radius; and
wherein there is a quantity of not more than the one pair of upper rollers and a quantity of not more than the one pair of lower rollers to achieve equal plastification on both sides of the metal plate.

US Pat. No. 10,137,487

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING BLADE

1. An apparatus for manufacturing a blade, the apparatus comprising:an arm module including a pressing unit pivoting around a first shaft;
a molding module including a molding die, wherein the molding die is pressed by the pressing unit and a bulk metallic glass (BMG) is pressed to be molded to a blade in the molding die; and
a drawing module pulling an end portion of the BMG exposed to the outside of the molding die to form an edge of the blade,
wherein the drawing module includes a pair of drawing tools pulling one end portion of the BMG in two directions so as to generate a necking due to a plastic deformation of the BMG, and
wherein the pair of drawing tools pull the one end portion of the BMG in the two directions positioned to be coplanar with a direction in which the blade extends and forming a predetermined angle with respect to the direction in which the blade extends.

US Pat. No. 10,137,486

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR THERMAL TREATMENT OF CONTAMINATED MATERIAL

CHEVRON U.S.A. INC., San...

1. A method for treating porous media containing an undesired organic substance, comprising:a. providing a volume containing the porous media and the undesired organic substance;
b. adding a microwave absorber to the volume to thereby form a volume of a mixture to accelerate microwave heating of the volume of the mixture;
c. subjecting a portion of the volume of the mixture to microwave irradiation to heat the portion of the volume of the mixture to a combustion temperature of from 150° C. to 1200° C.;
d. initiating smoldering combustion in the portion of the volume of the mixture;
e. terminating the microwave irradiation once the smoldering combustion in the portion of the volume of the mixture is initiated;
f. initiating a flow of an oxidizer gas through the portion of the volume of the mixture once the smoldering combustion in the portion of the volume of the mixture is initiated and controlling the flow at a rate such that a self-sustaining smoldering combustion front is formed that moves through remaining additional portions of the volume of the mixture; and
g. continuing the flow of the oxidizer gas until a target amount of the undesired organic substance in the volume of the mixture reaches a destructive temperature and is thereby destroyed.

US Pat. No. 10,137,485

INTEGRATED WORKPIECE POSITIONING SYSTEM WITH INTEGRAL FUME EXTRACTION SYSTEM

LINCOLN GLOBAL, INC., Ci...

8. The system of claim 7, wherein the manifold is located below the work surface and the duct extends horizontally toward the manifold, each extraction port including a flexible seal extending outward therefrom to sealingly engage the duct when aligned therewith.

US Pat. No. 10,137,484

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PASSIVATION OF REMOTE SYSTEMS BY CHEMICAL DISPLACEMENT THROUGH PRE-CHARGED CONDUITS

ExxonMobil Upstream Resea...

1. A system for displacing fluids from a fluid handling system that is comprised of at least one structure requiring displacement, the system for displacing fluids comprising:i) a plurality of storage conduits, each storage conduit having an outlet and an inlet valve proximate an inlet;
ii) an outlet manifold having a plurality of inlets, one for each outlet of the plurality of storage conduits, and a manifold outlet spaced from the plurality of inlets;
iii) an outlet valve proximate the manifold outlet and connected to a flow line in fluid communication with an inlet of the at least one structure to be displaced;
iv) an inlet manifold having an inlet and a plurality of outlets, each of the plurality of outlets in fluid communication with an associated inlet valve of one of the plurality of storage conduits;
v) a displacement fluid inlet manifold inlet valve having an inlet in fluid communication with a source of a displacement fluid and an outlet in fluid communication with the inlet manifold;
vi) a treatment fluid inlet manifold inlet valve having an inlet in fluid communication with a source of a treatment fluid and an outlet in fluid communication with the inlet manifold;
vii) a barrier fluid inlet manifold inlet valve having an inlet in fluid communication with a source of a barrier fluid and an outlet in fluid communication with the inlet manifold; and
viii) at least three drivers for transferring fluids into and out of the plurality of storage conduits and in fluid communication with the inlet manifold;
wherein the at least three drivers include a first driver to transfer displacement fluid, a second driver to transfer treatment fluid, and a third driver to transfer barrier fluid into the storage conduits to selective recharge the storage conduits.

US Pat. No. 10,137,482

STRIPPING DEVICE AND DISPLAY SUBSTRATE PRODUCTION LINE

BOE Technology Group Co.,...

1. A stripping device, comprising a stripping chamber and a cleaning chamber, wherein,a stripping liquid having a set temperature is provided within the stripping chamber,
the stripping device further comprises a liquid jet component, the liquid jet component comprises a liquid supplying pipeline and a liquid jet head, the liquid supplying pipeline is configured to supply a cleaning liquid to the liquid jet head, the liquid jet head is configured to output the cleaning liquid, the liquid supplying pipeline is arranged in the stripping chamber, and the stripping liquid heats the cleaning liquid in the liquid supplying pipeline as the cleaning liquid flows through the liquid supplying pipeline arranged in the stripping chamber,
the cleaning chamber is provided outside of, and communicated with, the stripping chamber, and
in a direction from the stripping chamber to the cleaning chamber, the liquid supplying pipeline continuously extends from a first end of the stripping chamber to a second end, which is connected with the cleaning chamber and opposite to the first end, of the stripping chamber without disconnecting at a center portion of the stripping chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,137,481

METHODS OF REMOVING PARTICLES FROM OVER SEMICONDUCTOR SUBSTRATES

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method of removing particles from over a surface of a semiconductor substrate, the method comprising:flowing a liquid in parallel with and across a horizontal surface of the substrate and the particles, the liquid having thickness over the substrate, the substrate having an undulating topography and the particles being less than 100 nm in cross-sectional diameter, a first region of the thickness being near the substrate and comprising particles, a second region of the thickness being further from the substrate than the first region and having more flow than the first region;
while the liquid is flowing, imparting an electric field across at least a region of the surface from electrodes spaced apart from one another and configured to form an electric field across at least the first region of the substrate; and
inducing movement of the particles from the first region to the second region using the electric field, wherein
the electric field is provided for a duration;
the electric field is maintained with an alternating current for part of the duration; and
the electric field is maintained with a direct current for another part of the duration.

US Pat. No. 10,137,480

METHOD FOR TREATING A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORA...

1. A method of treating a sensor array, the sensor array including a plurality of sensors and an isolation structure, a sensor of the plurality of sensors having a sensor pad exposed at a surface of the sensor array, wherein the exposed surface of the sensor pad defines a bottom surface of the isolation structure, the method comprising:exposing the exposed surface of the sensor pad to a non-aqueous organo-silicon solution including an organo-silicon compound and a first non-aqueous carrier;
applying an acid solution including an organic acid and a second non-aqueous carrier to the exposed surface of the sensor pad; and
rinsing the acid solution from the exposed surface of the sensor pad.

US Pat. No. 10,137,477

MODULAR ASSEMBLY FOR MULTIDIMENSIONAL TRANSDUCER ARRAYS

Siemens Medical Solutions...

1. A multidimensional transducer array system, the system comprising:first and second modules, each of the first and second modules comprising:
an adaptor having first and second planar surfaces oriented about 90 degrees relative to each other, the first planar surface connected with the multidimensional transducer array;
conductors in the adaptor, separate ones of the conductors electrically connected with separate elements of the multidimensional transducer array;
a printed circuit board having a top surface connected with the second planar surface of the adaptor, the conductors electrically connected with the printed circuit board; and
an integrated circuit connected with the printed circuit board such that signals on the conductors are provided at the integrated circuit;
the first module stacked with the second module such that the adaptors are in contact with each other and the adaptors are in contact with different parts of the multidimensional transducer array.