US Pat. No. 10,336,023

METHOD FOR CREATING PATTERNS

1. A method for creating patterns in a layer to be etched, starting from a stack comprising at least the layer to be etched and a masking layer on top of the layer to be etched, the masking layer having at least one pattern, the method comprising:a) modifying at least one zone of the layer to be etched via ion implantation vertically in line with said at least one pattern of said masking layer;
b) at least one sequence of b1) and b2):
b1) enlarging said at least one pattern of said masking layer, said masking layer having been preserved after the modification in order to carry out the enlargement, the enlarging being carried out in such a way as to enlarge said at least one pattern in a plane in which the layer to be etched mainly extends;
b2) modifying at least one zone of the layer to be etched via ion implantation vertically in line with the at least one enlarged pattern of said masking layer, the implantation being carried out over a depth less than the implantation depth of the preceding modification; and
c) removing the modified zones, the removal comprising etching the modified zones selectively with respect to the non-modified zones of the layer to be etched, said etching being wet etching,
wherein the masking layer is a hard mask or the stack comprises a buffer layer positioned between the masking layer and the layer to be etched and covering the layer to be etched during the implantation.

US Pat. No. 10,336,021

IMAGING LENS ELEMENT, CAMERA MODULE, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

LARGAN PRECISION CO., LTD...

1. An imaging lens element, comprising:an optical effective section having an optical axis;
an outer diameter surface surrounding the optical effective section;
at least two cut traces, wherein each of the cut traces is shrunk from an outer diameter reference plane of the outer diameter surface toward a center of the imaging lens element; and
at least two clearance surfaces connected between each of the cut traces and the outer diameter surface, respectively;
wherein at least one of the cut traces comprises a first surface, and a curvature center of the first surface is closer to the center of the imaging lens element than the first surface to the center of the imaging lens element thereto;
wherein each of the cut traces has a surface center, a first connecting line is defined between the surface center of one of the cut traces and the optical axis, a second connecting line is defined between the surface center of another of the cut traces and the optical axis, each of the first connecting line and the second connecting line is perpendicular to the optical axis, an angle between the first connecting line and the second connecting line is ?1, a curvature radius of the first surface is r, a curvature radius of the outer diameter surface is R, and the following conditions are satisfied:
0.60 90 degrees

US Pat. No. 10,336,020

HEAT DISPERSION DEVICE AND REPAIR AND JOINING METHODS

MITSUBISHI AIRCRAFT CORPO...

1. A heating apparatus for heating an object that comprises:a heater mat;
a heat dispersion device comprising a bag with a fluid sealed inside of the bag;
an internal heat source inside the bag which heats the fluid; and
a flow forcing part which forces the fluid to flow,
wherein the heat dispersion device is disposed on a surface of the heater mat.

US Pat. No. 10,336,019

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ON-AIRCRAFT COMPOSITE REPAIR USING DOUBLE VACUUM DEBULKING

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A system for repairing a site on a parent structure, comprising:an outer bagging film sealed to the parent structure along a first perimeter that surrounds the site to form a chamber;
a strongback support tool that is disposed between said outer bagging film and the parent structure;
a solid standoff spacer that contacts said strongback support tool along a perimeter thereof and spaces said strongback support tool from the parent structure to form a portion of said chamber that is bounded by the strongback support tool, the spacer and the parent structure;
a first vacuum probe installed in an aperture in said outer bagging film for evacuating said chamber when said first vacuum probe is coupled to a vacuum source; and
a heat blanket overlying the site.

US Pat. No. 10,336,017

MICROWIRE ARRAY DEVICES AND METHODS FOR FABRICATING POLYMERIC SHEETS CONTAINING MICROWIRES

Boeing Company, the, Chi...

1. A method for fabricating polymeric sheets containing microwires comprising:providing a plurality of microwires, individual microwires of the plurality being attached at an end to a substrate, having been grown on the substrate, having an independent length, being approximately perpendicular to the substrate, and containing magnetic ferrite;
encapsulating at least a portion of individual lengths of the microwires in a non-conductive polymeric sheet while the microwires are attached to the substrate;
detaching the microwires from the substrate without removing the microwires from the polymeric sheet, the detaching forming a separated polymeric sheet containing the detached microwires and individual detached microwires of the plurality of microwires being approximately perpendicular to the separated polymeric sheet.

US Pat. No. 10,336,016

EXTRUDER AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING HIGH FIBER DENSITY RESIN STRUCTURES

Ticona LLC, Florence, KY...

1. A tape comprising a thermoplastic resin and a plurality of generally unidirectional continuous fibers embedded in the thermoplastic resin to form a single layer of fiber reinforced thermoplastic material, wherein the fibers are disposed in the single layer of fiber reinforced thermoplastic material to form a first resin rich portion, a second resin rich portion, and a fiber rich portion disposed between the first resin rich portion and the second resin rich portion, the first resin rich portion defining a first outer surface of the fiber reinforced thermoplastic material and the second resin rich portion defining an opposing second outer surface of the fiber reinforced thermoplastic material, the first resin rich portion, the second resin rich portion, and the fiber rich portion each including the identical thermoplastic resin which defines and extends between the first outer surface and the opposing second outer surface, wherein the first resin rich portion and second resin rich portion are each between 5% and one-third of a height of the tape and each comprises at least 75% thermoplastic resin by volume, and wherein the tape having the fiber reinforced thermoplastic material has a void fraction of approximately 3% or less, the tape formed by a process comprising:flowing a thermoplastic resin through a manifold assembly of a die, the manifold assembly comprising a plurality of branched runners;
coating at least one fiber roving with the resin;
traversing the coated roving through an impregnation zone of the die to impregnate the roving with the resin; and
drawing the impregnated roving through a faceplate spaced apart from a downstream side of the die.

US Pat. No. 10,336,015

ARRANGEMENT AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A COMPOSITE MATERIAL COMPONENT

Airbus Operations GmbH, ...

1. An arrangement for producing a composite material component, the arrangement comprising:a bagging configured to seal a receiving space for receiving a semi-finished part against the ambient atmosphere, wherein the bagging is a thermoformed bagging having a shape which, at least in sections, corresponds to a shape of the semi-finished part and which comprises an air-tight outer layer comprising a first material and an inner separation layer comprising a second material, the inner separation layer being configured to allow the bagging to be separated from the composite material component made from the semi-finished part, wherein the first material is different from the second material,
a vacuum source connected to the receiving space and configured to generate a reduced pressure within the receiving space, and
a curing apparatus adapted to cure a thermoset plastic material which is at least one of contained in at least one element of the semi-finished part or is injected into the receiving space when the semi-finished part is sealed within the receiving space by the bagging.

US Pat. No. 10,336,014

DOUBLE DIAPHRAGM VACUUM BAGGING ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF USE

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. A method for vacuum bag molding a composite component in a vacuum bagging diaphragm assembly, comprising the steps of:positioning a composite laminate material between a first sheet comprising a first material and a second sheet comprising a second material wherein the second material has a modulus of elasticity greater than a modulus of elasticity of the first material;
positioning the second material of the second sheet in overlying relationship to a three dimensional forming tool with the second material positioned between the three dimensional forming tool and the composite laminate material, wherein:
the second sheet further comprises a portion of the second sheet constructed of a third material;
the modulus of elasticity of the second material is greater than a modulus of elasticity of the third material;
the second material of the second sheet is positioned in a central portion of the second sheet;
the third material of the second sheet is secured to and positioned about a perimeter of the second material of the second sheet and is secured to a frame; and
lowering the frame toward a support surface, wherein:
the support surface is associated with the frame and the support surface provides support for the three dimensional forming tool; and
a first side of the second material of the second sheet is positioned in contact with the three dimensional forming tool.

US Pat. No. 10,336,013

LARGE SCALE SMART SUSCEPTOR HEATER BLANKETS REQUIRING MULTI ZONE CONTROL

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. An apparatus for processing an article through application of heat, comprising:a first smart susceptor heater blanket comprising a first wire ribbon, wherein:
the first wire ribbon comprises a plurality of first wire assemblies;
each first wire assembly is adjacent to at least one other first wire assembly;
each first wire assembly comprises a litz wire and a susceptor wire wrapped around the litz wire to form a plurality of susceptor windings;
the first wire ribbon serpentines across the first smart susceptor heater blanket; and
the first wire ribbon is configured such that a current flow through each first wire assembly is in a direction opposite to a current flow through one or more adjacent first wire assemblies; and
a second smart susceptor heater blanket comprising a second wire ribbon, wherein:
the second wire ribbon comprises a plurality of second wire assemblies;
each second wire assembly is adjacent to at least one other second wire assembly;
each second wire assembly comprises a litz wire and a susceptor wire wrapped around the litz wire to form a plurality of susceptor windings;
the second wire ribbon serpentines across the second smart susceptor heater blanket; and
the second wire ribbon is configured such that a current flow through each second wire assembly is in a direction opposite to a current flow through one or more adjacent second wire assemblies,
wherein one of the first wire assemblies of the first wire ribbon is positioned adjacent to one of the second wire assemblies of the second wire ribbon and is configured such that a flow of current therethrough is in direction that is opposite to a flow of current through the second wire assembly positioned adjacent thereto.

US Pat. No. 10,336,012

METHOD FOR FORMING OF A TUBULAR SEMI-FINISHED PRODUCT FROM FIBRE-REINFORCED PLASTIC MATERIAL

FiberCore IP B.V., Rotte...

1. A method for producing a profiled semi-finished plastic product from web material, comprising:providing a plurality of webs of material;
continuously and simultaneously feeding the plurality of webs of material to and along a plurality of shaping pieces arranged next to each other, having a greatest transverse dimension which is smaller than a width of the plurality of webs of material;
folding each of the plurality of webs of material around a shaping piece to form a body and an edge strip which projects transversely with respect to the body;
causing the edge strip of each of the plurality of webs of material to at least partly cover each other;
impregnating the plurality of webs of material with folded-over edge strips covering each other with a hardenable means;
causing the hardenable means to harden to form a profiled semi-finished plastic product, in such a manner that hollow or open spaces remain, each defined between two neighbouring bodies and edge strips in the profiled semi-finished plastic product.

US Pat. No. 10,336,011

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A SANDWICH COMPONENT AND SANDWICH COMPONENT

Daimler AG, Stuttgart (D...

1. A method for producing a sandwich component, comprising the steps of:providing a foamed core layer made from a foamed polyethylene terephthalate plastic and having a first melting temperature, and a cover layer which includes reinforcing fibers and polypropylene plastic fibers having a second melting temperature, wherein the first melting temperature is higher than the second melting temperature;
arranging the foamed core layer on the cover layer to form a multilayer composite;
heating the multilayer composite and/or a semi-finished product produced from the multilayer composite in a heating device of a finishing device to a temperature which is lower than the first melting temperature and higher than the second melting temperature; and
forming the heated multilayer composite and/or the semi-finished product in a forming tool of the finishing device to produce the sandwich component.

US Pat. No. 10,336,010

RESIN BODY AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF RESIN BODY

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A resin body comprising:a core member including an internal structure and a planar structure covering the internal structure, wherein the internal structure is comprised of metal and the planar structure is comprised of resin; and
a resin face material containing resin and joined so as to cover a surface of the planar structure on an opposite side to a side where the planar structure covers the internal structure:
wherein the planar structure has an uneven portion on a surface thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,336,009

THREE-DIMENSIONAL MODELING APPARATUS, THREE-DIMENSIONAL MODELING METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A three-dimensional modeling apparatus for modeling an object by discharging droplets, the three-dimensional modeling apparatus comprising:a plurality of droplet discharging units configured to individually discharge droplets;
a supporting unit that supports a structure made of the droplets;
a scan unit configured to move the plurality of droplet discharging units relative to the supporting unit in a first direction intersecting a discharging direction of the droplets, and in a second direction intersecting the discharging direction of the droplets and the first direction;
a colorimeter that measures a color of a targeted object arranged on the supporting unit; and
a control unit that controls the droplet discharging units, the supporting unit, and the scan unit to form a model based on a predetermined data for the model, and form the object based on object data that indicates a shape and a color of the object after forming the model,
wherein the control unit includes:
a model forming unit that forms the model by discharging droplets having a single predetermined color from the plurality of droplet discharging units based on the same reference signal;
a colorimetry unit that causes the colorimeter to measure a color of the model to perform colorimetry of the model and specifies a first portion of the model and a second portion of the model that has the color with a higher density than the first portion;
an adjustment unit that adjusts at least one of the liquid amount of droplets per unit area to be discharged from, among the plurality of droplet discharging units, a first type droplet discharging unit that formed the first portion, and the liquid amount of droplets per unit area to be discharged from, among the plurality of droplet discharging units, a second type droplet discharging unit that formed the second portion, by converting, based on measurement result of measuring the color of the model, a gradation value of density for the droplets that is designated by the object data, such that a difference in density of colors to be reproduced by the first type and the second type droplet discharging units decreases, the adjustment unit multiplying the gradation value by a coefficient to convert the gradation value based on the measurement result; and
a modeling unit that generates, from the object data and the gradation value that has been converted, cross sectional data that indicates a shape of a cross section of the object and color of the periphery of the cross section after the colorimetry unit causes the colorimeter to measure the color of the model to perform the colorimetry of the model, and models the object by repeating processing for discharging droplets from the plurality of droplet discharging units based on the cross sectional data and forming a plate-like structure for the object to newly form the plate-like structure for the object on a plate-like structure that has already been formed.

US Pat. No. 10,336,007

SENSOR FUSION FOR POWDER BED MANUFACTURING PROCESS CONTROL

United Technologies Corpo...

1. A method for additive manufacturing a component, the method comprising:forming a first layer of the component by sintering at least a portion of a first bed of metal powder;
collecting first physical property data of the first layer with a first sensor;
collecting second physical property data of the first layer with a second sensor;
forming a second layer of the component by sintering at least a portion of a second bed of metal powder disposed proximate the first layer;
collecting first physical property data of the second layer with the first sensor;
collecting second physical property data of the second layer with the second sensor;
aggregating the first physical property data of the first layer and the first physical property data of the second layer of the component to calculate a first submodel of the first and second layers;
aggregating the second physical property data of the first layer and the second physical property data of the second layer of the component to calculate a second submodel of the first and second layers; and
calculating a model based on the first submodel and the second submodel from which to determine a potential defect in the component; and
wherein the first sensor is a high speed camera and the first physical property data is an intensity of a heat source that forms the first layer and the second layer, and
wherein the second sensor comprises an ultrasonic emitter and ultrasonic receiver and the second physical property data comprises a density of the first bed of metal powder and a density of the second bed of metal powder.

US Pat. No. 10,336,005

MANUFACTURING APPARATUS OF DISPLAY DEVICE

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A manufacturing apparatus of a display device, the manufacturing apparatus comprising:a first jig configured to hold a first member;
a second jig located under the first jig and coupled to or separated from the first jig such that the first member is locatable between the first jig and the second jig; and
fixing parts located at both ends of the second jig and configured to hold a second member between the first member and the second jig, the second jig comprising:
a pad; and
a stage located under the pad and provided with a groove formed therethrough, the groove having an area smaller than an area of the pad when viewed in a plan view, wherein a portion of the pad facing the stage is configured to be within the groove.

US Pat. No. 10,336,004

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR STITCHING TOGETHER LEADING END AND TRAILING END OF A TIRE COMPONENT

VMI HOLLAND B.V., (NL)

1. An apparatus for stitching a leading end of a tire component to a trailing end of the same or another tire component along a splice line above a working surface, which working surface is arranged to support the respective one or two tire components, wherein the apparatus comprises a separator for in a separation position separating the leading end and the trailing end from the working surface to form a separation space, wherein the apparatus comprises a stitcher unit with a stitcher foot that is arranged to support the leading end and the trailing end at the splice line from the separation space and a stitcher head that is arranged for stitching the leading end and the trailing end on the stitcher foot from outside the separation space, wherein the stitcher unit comprises a stitcher drive for driving the stitcher unit in a stitching direction along the splice line while the stitcher unit stitches the leading end to the trailing end and a separator drive that is coupled to the separator for retracting the separator in the stitching direction parallel to the splice line, wherein the apparatus further comprises a control unit that is operationally connected to and arranged to control the separator drive and the stitcher drive simultaneously such that, during the stitching, the separator is retracted in the stitching direction ahead of the stitcher unit.

US Pat. No. 10,336,003

METHOD AND DEVICES TO MINIMIZE WORK-PIECE DISTORTION DUE TO ADHERING STRESSES AND CHANGES IN INTERNAL STRESSES

1. A method of holding a work-piece on an adhesive fixture, comprising:providing a fixture having a fixture base and a plurality of fixing surfaces each capable of displacing relative to the fixture base, the fixture including a plurality of fixture elements each defining one of the fixing surfaces, each of the fixture elements being capable of displacing relative to the fixture base with prescribed degrees of freedom, the fixture further including a clamping system operable to selectively disengage so as to release displacement of each of the fixture elements relative to the fixture base or engage so as to stop displacement of each of the fixture elements relative to the fixture base, the fixture further having a suspension for each fixture element operable to support each fixture element in a nominal pose, wherein when the clamping system is disengaged, gravitational forces acting on the fixture elements are countered by the suspensions;
adjoining adhesive to at least one of the fixing surfaces of the fixture elements;
adhering the adhesive to the at least one fixing surface and to a work-piece to create an adhesive joint between the at least one fixing surface and the work-piece to restrain the work-piece during a manufacturing process; and
disengaging the clamping system such that the fixture elements are displaceable;
allowing each of the fixture elements to displace as the work-piece and adhesive joint obtain an equilibrium shape to reduce strain energy, wherein displacement of the fixing surfaces reducing stresses within the adhesive joint; and
engaging the clamping system to stop the motion freedom of the fixture elements after the work-piece and adhesive joint have obtained their equilibrium shape;
whereby the work-piece is allowed to obtain an equilibrium shape closer to a free state without rupturing the adhesive joint or substantially reducing its holding strength.

US Pat. No. 10,336,002

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HIGH SPEED PLASTIC STRAPPING WELDING

Pavlo Barlasov, Palo Alt...

1. The method comprising:placing a first portion of plastic in contact with a second portion of plastic;
turning a motor shaft in a first direction which releases a lock and allows an upper link to pivot, so that another side of the upper link pushes down on a vertical link, pushing down a gripper that engages with an upper strap under a force of a main spring, such that when the first portion of plastic is in contact with the gripper, the first portion of plastic is between the gripper and the second portion of plastic;
as a result of turning the motor shaft in the first direction, the motor shaft engaging an eccentric shaft in a first configuration in which a rotating axis of the eccentric shaft is coaxial with an eccentric axis of an eccentric bushing creating a non-eccentric neutral position of the eccentric bushing; and
the non-eccentric neutral position of the eccentric bushing causing a vertical link to be engaged with the eccentric bushing in a non-oscillatory neutral position of the vertical link, causing the gripper to exert a force, resulting from the main spring, on the first portion of plastic, holding the first portion of plastic in place on the second portion of plastic aligned in a neutral position.

US Pat. No. 10,336,001

END EFFECTOR FOR WOUND CLOSURE DEVICE

Ethicon, Inc., Somervill...

18. A composite suture device, comprising:(a) an elongated suture body defining a longitudinal axis, wherein the elongated suture body has a first thickness; and
(b) a fixation tab attached to the elongated suture body, wherein the fixation tab comprises:
(i) a first layer integrally attached to the elongated suture body and having the first thickness, and
(ii) a second layer securely fastened to the first layer and having a second thickness;
wherein the first and second layers extend laterally relative to the longitudinal axis such that the fixation tab is wider than the elongated suture body, wherein the central axis of the elongated suture body passes through the center of the first layer, wherein one end of the elongated suture body is directly attached to the fixation tab and an opposing end of the elongated suture body is free, wherein a maximum thickness of the composite suture device is the sum of the first and second thicknesses.

US Pat. No. 10,335,999

HEAD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTINUOUSLY MANUFACTURING COMPOSITE HOLLOW STRUCTURE

1. A head for a manufacturing system, comprising:a housing configured to receive a liquid matrix and at least one continuous fiber and to discharge a composite tubular structure made from the at least one continuous fiber and the liquid matrix;
a nozzle operatively coupled to the head and configured to deposit a material layer onto an internal surface of the composite tubular structure as the composite tubular structure is discharging from the housing;
a squeegee associated with the nozzle and configured to wipe over the material layer; and
a UV light operatively connected to the housing and configured to cure the liquid matrix in the composite tubular structure during discharge and prior to deposition of the material layer.

US Pat. No. 10,335,997

METHOD OF STABILIZING A PHOTOHARDENING INHIBITOR-PERMEABLE FILM IN THE MANUFACTURE OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS

Global Filtration Systems...

1. A method of making a three-dimensional object by sequentially forming cross-sections of the object on a build platform defining a build envelope having a build envelope area by solidifying a photohardenable material in a volume of the photohardenable material, wherein as each of the cross-sections of the object is formed, the cross-section being formed forms a currently formed object surface and is attached to a previously formed object surface formed by a previously formed one of the cross-sections of the object, and wherein the volume of the photohardenable material is contained in a container having a bottom defined by a photohardening inhibitor delivery device comprising:a photohardening inhibitor reservoir comprising an inlet channel in fluid communication with a continuous chamber by way of a conduit, the continuous chamber having an open top, a plurality of supports within the continuous chamber, wherein the continuous chamber has an open area that is not occupied by any of the supports, wherein the open area is 50 to 99 percent of the continuous chamber area, and wherein the reservoir is an integral unitary structure of a base, the inlet channel, the conduit, and the supports, with the base and supports defining said open area, the channel and the conduit being defined within the body of the base and spaced apart from the continuous chamber and supports along a build axis, and the channel extending to an outer surface of the reservoir distinct from the open top; and
a flexible film that is permeable to the photohardening inhibitor and is attached to the photohardening inhibitor reservoir, the flexible film having a first side that faces the continuous chamber and a second side that faces away from the continuous chamber, wherein the flexible film encloses the open top of the continuous chamber, wherein each of the supports in the continuous chamber is attached to the film, and wherein the photohardenable material is in contact with the flexible film at an interface of the flexible film with the photohardenable material,the method comprising:supplying the photohardening inhibitor through the continuous chamber and to the flexible film such that the photohardening inhibitor permeates the flexible film;
immersing into the volume of the photohardenable material the previously formed object surface formed by previously solidifying the photohardenable material in the container such that the previously formed object surface is spaced apart from the flexible film; and
supplying solidification energy to the photohardenable material in a pattern corresponding to one of said cross-sections of the three-dimensional object through the flexible film to form a currently formed object surface from solidified photohardenable material, wherein the currently formed object surface is attached to the previously formed object surface and is spaced apart from the flexible film, and wherein during the step of supplying solidification energy, the photohardening inhibitor prevents the photohardenable material from solidifying within a zone of non-solidification that includes the interface of the flexible film with the photohardenable material.

US Pat. No. 10,335,996

USING DEPTH IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECT PRINTING TO FORM COLORS THAT CHANGE WITH VIEWING AND ILLUMINATION ANGLES

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A three-dimensionally printed object comprising:a plurality of different material regions that define a first surface region of the three-dimensionally printed object, the plurality of different material regions including:
a first subset of material regions, each material region in the first subset of material regions having a respective color, the first subset of material regions including at least a first material region having a first color; and
a second subset of material regions, each material region in the second subset of material regions having a respective color, the second subset of material regions including at least a second material region having a second color that is different from the first color,
wherein the plurality of the different material regions overlap each other by different amounts along different directions to enable (i) different proportions of light from the plurality of different material regions to be visible to an observer viewing the first surface region of the three-dimensionally printed object from at least one of different view directions, different view angles, and with illumination lighting the first surface region at different angles, and (ii) a coloration of the first surface region of the three-dimensionally printed object to be altered based on the proportions of light from the plurality of different material regions visible to an observer, such that:
the first subset of material regions form an image in the first surface region over at least one of a first view direction, a first view angle range, and a first illumination angle range; and
the second subset of material regions modifies the image formed in the first surface region by the first subset of material regions over at least one of a second view direction, a second view angle range, and a second illumination angle range.

US Pat. No. 10,335,995

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMPENSATING FOR DISSIMILAR SHRINKAGE RATES IN DIFFERENT MATERIALS USED TO FORM A THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTED OBJECT DURING ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. An additive manufacturing system comprising:a first ejector head having a plurality of ejectors pneumatically connected to a source of a first material;
a second ejector head having a plurality of ejectors pneumatically connected to a source of a second material; and
a controller operatively connected to the first ejector head and the second ejector head, the controller is configured to:
modify object image data that has been rendered into layers, the modification of the object image data is for the object image data corresponding to the second material only in one layer in an object being made with reference to a difference between a volumetric reduction of the first material and a volumetric reduction of the second material so data values corresponding to the second material are distributed in a pattern having voids at predetermined locations that enable drops of the second material to spread into the voids so a height of the second material in the one layer is equal to a height of the first material after the one layer is cured, dried, or sintered, the volumetric reduction of the first material being greater than the volumetric reduction of the second material; operate the ejectors in the first ejector head using unmodified object image data corresponding to the first material in the one layer to eject drops of the first material in the one layer according to a first pattern to form a portion of the one layer in the object; and
operate the ejectors in the second ejector head using the modified object image data corresponding to the second material in the one layer to eject drops of the second material in the one layer according to the second pattern having the voids at the predetermined locations to form another portion of the layer in the object, the first pattern being different than the second pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,335,993

MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR FORMING A CONTAINER FROM A PREFORM WITH A HANDLE NOTCH

DT Inventions, Houston, ...

1. A method for forming a container, comprising:heating a preform having a first handle attachment notch and a second handle attachment notch in a first oven;
stretching the preform to move the second handle attachment notch away from the first handle attachment notch;
closing a first mold having a first mold recess and a second mold having a second mold recess around the preform; and
blowing air into the preform,
wherein, during the heating, the stretching, the closing, and the blowing, the first and second handle attachment notches do not have a handle disposed thereon.

US Pat. No. 10,335,992

BLOW-MOLDING METHOD FOR CONTAINER WITH HANDLE AND BLOW-MOLDING EQUIPMENT

NISSEI ASB MACHINE CO., L...

1. A blow molding method comprising:holding a plurality of preforms and a plurality of handles using a blow transfer jigs in a non-contact state so that one handle is situated between two preforms that are adjacent to each other in a transfer direction, and simultaneously transferring the plurality of preforms and the plurality of handles into a space between a pair of blow cavity molds in an open state;
clamping the pair of blow cavity molds to position the plurality of preforms and the plurality of handles inside the pair of blow cavity molds; and
blow-molding each of the plurality of preforms into a container inside the pair of blow cavity molds to integrate each of the plurality of the handles with the container.

US Pat. No. 10,335,991

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OPERATION OF MULTI-NOZZLE EXTRUSION PRINTHEADS IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECT PRINTERS

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A three-dimensional object printer comprising:a support member;
a printhead including a plurality of nozzles configured to extrude an extrusion material to form at least one layer of a three-dimensional object;
a plurality of passageways connecting the plurality of nozzles to a chamber in the printhead in a one-to-one correspondence between the passageways and the nozzles, the chamber in the printhead being at a pressure that enables the extrusion material to flow from the chamber in the printhead through the passageways to the plurality of nozzles;
a plurality of valves, each valve having a member positioned within one of the passageways in a one-to-one correspondence, the members of the valves being configured to move between a first position at which the corresponding nozzle is open and a second position at which the corresponding nozzle is closed, a direction of the member movement is perpendicular to the flow of the extrusion material through the passageways to the nozzles;
at least one actuator configured to generate relative movement between the printhead and the support member;
a Z angle actuator operatively connected to the printhead, the Z angle actuator being configured to rotate the printhead about a Z-axis that is perpendicular to and extends through the printhead and the support member to alter a cross-process distance between nozzles in the printhead;
a memory configured to store image data corresponding to a plurality of layers for the three-dimensional printed object; and
a controller operatively connected to the printhead, the at least one actuator, the Z angle actuator, and the memory, the controller being configured to:
operate the at least one actuator to generate relative movement between the printhead including the plurality of nozzles and an image receiving surface formed on the support member along a path corresponding to an outline of a predetermined region of the image receiving surface with reference to the image data stored for one of the layers of the three-dimensional printed object;
operate each valve to move the members of the valves within the passageways between the chamber in the printhead and the nozzles between the first position and a second position;
operate at least one valve to activate the corresponding at least one nozzle in the plurality of nozzles in the printhead to extrude a pattern of an extrusion material on the image receiving surface corresponding to the outline;
operate the at least one actuator to generate relative movement between the printhead and the image receiving surface along a plurality of paths corresponding to a plurality of swaths, at least one of the paths being curved to form at least one curved swath, within the pattern of the extrusion material corresponding to the outline of the predetermined region formed with the extrusion material on the image receiving surface, the at least one actuator being operated with reference to the image data for the one layer of the three-dimensional printed object;
operate the Z angle actuator to rotate the printhead about the Z-axis prior to operating the at least one actuator to generate the relative movement to set the cross-process distance between nozzles in the printhead to a predetermined distance that is maintained during the relative movement of the printhead and the image receiving surface;
identify the at least one curved path for movement of the printhead that is used to form the corresponding at least one curved swath with an arrangement of extrusion material extruded from a first nozzle and a second nozzle in the printhead with reference to the image data for the one layer of the three-dimensional object; and
operate the at least one actuator to move the printhead along the plurality of paths including the at least one curved path while operating the plurality of valves to activate more than one nozzle in the printhead simultaneously to extrude a plurality of patterns of the extrusion material on the image receiving surface that correspond to the plurality of swaths to substantially fill the predetermined region formed within the outline of the predetermined region, the operation of the plurality of valves including operating the valve corresponding to the first nozzle in the printhead to form a first arrangement of extruded material along the at least one curved path and operating the valve corresponding to the second nozzle in the printhead to form a second arrangement of extrusion material along the at least once curved path by activating and deactivating the valve corresponding to the second nozzle with reference to a ratio of a length of the first arrangement to a length of the second arrangement to enable the second arrangement of extruded material to have a same height and density as the first arrangement of extruded material.

US Pat. No. 10,335,990

COMPOSITE FLOOR AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

ZHEJIANG KINGDOM PLASTICS...

1. A manufacturing method of a composite floor, comprising following steps:S1: respectively mixing raw materials of a stone-plastic layer and raw materials of a stone-plastic foaming layer;
S2: preheating the mixed raw materials of the stone-plastic foaming layer through a plurality of heating zones, temperature of the plurality of heating zones being first reduced and then increased in sequence, a final temperature being 160-190° C.; and simultaneously preheating the mixed raw materials of the stone-plastic layer through a plurality of heating zones, temperature of the plurality of heating zones being first reduced and then increased in sequence, and a final temperature being 160-190° C.;
S3: extruding the preheated raw materials of the stone-plastic foaming layer into a layer, and extruding the preheated raw materials of the stone-plastic layer into two layers, namely a first stone-plastic layer and a second stone-plastic layer, the first stone-plastic layer being extruded on the stone-plastic foaming layer, the second stone-plastic layer being extruded beneath the stone-plastic foaming layer, and the first stone-plastic layer, the stone-plastic foaming layer and the second stone-plastic layer forming a coextrusion layer semi-finished product; and
S4: moving the coextrusion layer semi-finished product to be between a pair of oppositely-arranged pressing rollers for compression moulding, a temperature of the pressing rollers ranging from 180° C. to 210° C., and a space between the pair of pressing rollers being 0.7 mm-1.3 mm subtracted from a thickness of the coextrusion layer semi-finished product;
wherein the preheating process of the raw materials of the stone-plastic foaming layer goes through five heating zones in sequence, temperature of the five heating zones being as below, respectively: a first zone 175-205° C., a second zone 170-205° C., a third zone 155-185° C., a fourth zone 150-180° C., and a fifth zone 160-190° C.; and the preheating process of the raw materials of the stone-plastic layer goes through five heating zones in sequence, temperature of the five heating zones being as below, respectively: a first zone 175-205° C., a second zone 170-205° C., a third zone 155-185° C., a fourth zone 150-180° C., and a fifth zone 160-190° C.

US Pat. No. 10,335,989

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING BEARING CAGE

NSK LTD., Tokyo (JP)

1. A method for manufacturing a bearing cage molded by injecting a melted resin into a cavity from a plurality of resin injection gates provided at a peripheral portion of a substantially annular cavity formed in a mold, wherein,the bearing cage includes
a substantially annular base portion,
a plurality and an even number of pillars projecting in an axial direction from an axial lateral surface of the base portion at a predetermined interval in a circumferential direction, and
pockets whose number is equal to a number of the pillars formed by mutually facing surfaces of a pair of adjacent pillars and the axial lateral surface of the base portion,
the resin injection gates are provided in half of a plurality of the pillars respectively,
the pillar provided with the resin injection gate and the pillar not provided with the resin injection gate are arranged alternately in the circumferential direction,
a cross-sectional area of one resin injection gate is larger than cross-sectional areas of the other resin injection gates among a plurality of the resin injection gates,
a resin reservoir capable of storing the melted resin is provided in:
(a) the pillar radially facing the pillar provided with the resin injection gate having a cross-sectional area larger than those of the other resin injection gates among a plurality of the pillars not provided with the resin injection gate; or
(b) the pillar in the vicinity of the pillar facing the pillar provided with the resin injection gate having a cross-sectional area larger than those of the other resin injection gates among the plurality of the pillars not provided with the resin injection gate, and
a cross-sectional area of a communicating portion of the resin reservoir which communicates with the pillar is smaller than the smallest of cross-sectional areas of a plurality of the resin injection gates.

US Pat. No. 10,335,988

INJECTION MOLD WITH A TRANSFER LOADER AND ASSOCIATED INJECTION METHOD

JP GROSFILLEY, Martignat...

1. An injection mold comprising:at least one first station for the injection of a first portion of the part,
at least one second station for the injection of a second portion of the part,
a first loader including at least one first molding cavity, said first loader being movable at least in rotation between the first station and a first transfer and/or assembly area,
a second loader including at least one first molding cavity, said second loader being movable at least in rotation between the second station and a second transfer and/or assembly area,
wherein the injection mold comprises at least one transfer loader, movable at least in rotation between the first transfer and/or assembly area and the second transfer and/or assembly area, said transfer loader being configured to transfer the first portion of the part from the first loader on the second loader and/or said transfer loader being configured to transfer the second portion of the part from the second loader on the first loader.

US Pat. No. 10,335,987

MULTILAYER BODY AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

1. A method for producing a multilayer body, with the steps:providing a carrier ply, on which at least one illuminant is arranged;
applying a first optical auxiliary layer to a side of the carrier ply opposite the at least one illuminant, the first optical auxiliary layer having at least one aperture;
providing a decorative ply over the first optical auxiliary layer, the decorative ply having at least one aperture aligned with the at least one aperture of the first optical auxiliary layer;
injection-molding a plastic ply onto the carrier ply and/or the decorative ply in an injection-molding tool; and
applying a second optical auxiliary layer to a side of the plastic ply opposite the first optical auxiliary layer.

US Pat. No. 10,335,986

REFLECTIVE DISPLAY DEVICE, INJECTION MOLD, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING REFLECTIVE DISPLAY DEVICE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A reflective display device comprising:a substrate that has an upper side surface, a right side surface and a left side surface each including a surface of arithmetic average roughness of at least 5 ?m, and that is formed by injection-molding cycloolefin-based resin; and
a vapor-deposited film for a half mirror formed of SiOx, where x is 1 or more and 2 or less, formed on a display surface of the substrate, the display surface being a first surface,
wherein, when viewed from the display surface side, two corner portions on an upper side of the substrate each has a curved portion of a radius of at least 1 mm,
wherein, when viewed from the display surface side, two corner portions on a lower side of the substrate each has an edge portion, and
wherein, when viewed from the upper side surface, the right side surface and the left side surface, an area of a first surface side portion is larger than an area of a second surface side portion with respect to a parting line for an injection molding as a boundary, the second surface side portion being on an opposite side of the first surface side portion with respect to the parting line, and the substrate includes a level difference portion where the second surface side portion is formed recessed with respect to the first surface side portion with the parting line as the boundary.

US Pat. No. 10,335,985

MOLDED POCKET IN TRANSACTION CARD CONSTRUCTION

Capital One Services, LLC...

1. A method of manufacturing a transaction card, the method comprising:forming a transaction card frame within a mold, wherein the mold comprises a pin configured to release the transaction card from the mold;
extending the pin into at least one recessed portion of the transaction card frame, wherein the at least one recessed portion of the transaction card frame is configured for affixing one or more electronic components; and
releasing the transaction card frame from the mold.

US Pat. No. 10,335,984

IMPRINT APPARATUS AND ARTICLE MANUFACTURING METHOD

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An imprint apparatus for contacting a resin applied to a substrate with a mold to perform patterning on the substrate, the imprint apparatus comprising:a substrate holding unit for holding the substrate,
wherein the substrate holding unit comprises a plurality of holding areas arranged in a predetermined direction,
the plurality of holding areas has a different width dimension in the predetermined direction respectively based on positions in the predetermined direction, and
a surface area ratio of a surface area of a widest area of the plurality of holding areas and a surface area of a narrowest area of the plurality of holding areas is within a range of 0.8 to 1.2.

US Pat. No. 10,335,982

BEAD IMMOBILISATION METHOD AND BEAD ARRAYS MADE THEREBY

SWINBURNE UNIVERSITY OF T...

1. A bead immobilization method, comprising: receiving at least one bead in at least one well in a casting surface, and casting a casting material over the casting surface to form a reverse casting in which the at least one bead is cast onto at least one post upstanding from a surface of the reverse casting.

US Pat. No. 10,335,981

DISPLAY APPARATUS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A display apparatus, comprising:a first substrate comprising a display panel in which a display region and a peripheral region are defined, wherein the peripheral region surrounds the display region;
a second substrate disposed opposite the first substrate such that a first space is formed between the first substrate and the second substrate;
a first member disposed at a bottom surface of the second substrate corresponding to the peripheral region of the first substrate;
a second member which surrounds the first substrate, the second substrate, and the first member, the second member being in direct contact with opposing side portions of the second substrate, the second member being spaced apart from opposing portions of the first substrate such that a second space is formed between the first substrate and the second member; and
a resin layer disposed at the first space and the second space, the resin layer being in direct contact with an upper surface and opposing side portions of the first substrate, a lower surface of the second substrate, and a first surface of the second member.

US Pat. No. 10,335,980

DUST SUCTION DRILL AND DUST SUCTION UNIT

KABUSHIKI KAISHA MIYANAGA...

1. A dust suction drill comprising:a drill tip with cutting edge portions formed on a distal end of the drill tip;
a shaft joined to the drill tip and configured to rotate about an axis line; and
a dust suction passage for sucking dust that is generated when the cutting edge portions rotate, the dust suction passage being formed inside the shaft, wherein
the dust suction passage is formed extending substantially parallel to the axis line;
the cutting edge portions and the drill tip are made of a metal and integrally formed together,
the cutting edge portions are provided on a distal end surface of the drill tip and spaced apart from each other in a circumferential direction,
cutting edges, each of which is formed by a joint ridge between a rake face and a relief face of a corresponding one of the cutting edge portions, are arranged radially, and at a center of the drill tip, form a chisel point, which is a pointed end, and
a dust suction hole, which communicates with the dust suction passage, is formed in the rake face or the relief face closely to the chisel point, or formed over the joint ridge between the rake face and the relief face closely to the chisel point; and further including
an auxiliary passage, which communicates with the dust suction passage and in which a removal member for pushing dust out of the dust suction passage is insertable, is formed in the shaft; and
an auxiliary passage closing cover that is attached to the shaft, the auxiliary passage closing cover being configured to rotate about the axis line and switch a state of the auxiliary passage between a closed state and an open state by rotating about the axis line.

US Pat. No. 10,335,979

MACHINING FEATURES IN A CERAMIC COMPONENT FOR USE IN AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

APPLE INC., Cupertino, C...

1. A method for manufacturing a ceramic component for a portable electronic device, comprising:forming a green body from a ceramic powder comprising zirconium dioxide by heating the ceramic powder to a temperature that is below 700° C.;
partially sintering the green body at a temperature between 700 and 1200° C. to form a partially sintered body having a hardness of less than 1000 HV on a Vickers Hardness scale;
machining the partially sintered body to define a hole in a surface of the partially sintered body; and
sintering the partially sintered body to form the ceramic component, wherein the hole defined by the ceramic component has a diameter of 1 mm or less and a dimensional tolerance of +/?0.05 mm or less.

US Pat. No. 10,335,978

FABRICATION OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL STRUCTURES USING REFLOWED MOLDING

Honeywell International I...

1. A method of fabricating one or more three-dimensional (3D) structures, the method comprising:forming a patterned area in a handle wafer;
bonding a mold wafer over the patterned area to produce one or more sealed cavities having a first pressure in the handle wafer;
heating the mold wafer past a softening point of the mold wafer at a second pressure different from the first pressure to create a differential pressure across the mold wafer over the one or more sealed cavities;
cooling the mold wafer to harden the mold wafer into one or more 3D shapes over the one or more sealed cavities;
depositing one or more materials on an outer surface of the mold wafer over the one or more 3D shapes to form a structure layer having one or more 3D structures that conform to the hardened one or more 3D shapes of the mold wafer, wherein the structure layer is formed without reflowing the deposited one or more materials;
bonding the one or more 3D structures to a device wafer; and
removing the handle wafer to expose the one or more 3D structures on the device wafer.

US Pat. No. 10,335,972

TABLE SAWS

SawStop Holding LLC, Tua...

1. A table saw comprising:a table;
a housing supporting the table;
a circular blade;
a motor that spins the blade;
electronics that detect contact between the blade and a person;
a safety system that stops or retracts the blade when contact between the blade and a person is detected;
a first switch that is switchable between an “on” position and an “off” position to start and stop the motor; and
a second switch to bypass the safety system, where the second switch is moveable from a first position to a second position, and where the second switch does not stay in the second position unless held in that position by a user;
where switching the first switch to the “on” position while the user is holding the second switch in the second position bypasses the safety system and starts the motor, but switching the first switch to the “on” position after the user moved the second switch to the second position and then released the second switch does not bypass the safety system.

US Pat. No. 10,335,971

APPARATUS FOR DIVERTING SOLID FOOD PIECES SUSPENDED IN A FLOWING LIQUID

Vanmark Equipment LLC, C...

1. A distributor for guiding solid food pieces suspended in a working liquid to one or both of at least first and second destinations, the distributor comprising:(a) a tapered entry conduit having a first end and an opposite, larger second end connected by a central longitudinal conduit axis;
(b) a cylindrical drum to which the second end of the tapered entry conduit is mounted, the drum having opposing first and second longitudinal ends connected by a central longitudinal drum axis, the conduit axis being substantially perpendicular to, and radially spaced from, the drum axis, wherein a floor of the tapered entry conduit is aligned along a tangent to a drum sidewall;
(c) a first conical outlet having:
(i) a larger end of the first conical outlet having a first diameter, the larger end of the first conical outlet attached to the first longitudinal end of the drum; and
(ii) a smaller end of the first conical outlet with a diameter that is smaller than the first diameter, the smaller end of the first conical outlet attached to a first outlet tube extending to the first destination; and
(d) a second conical outlet having:
(i) a larger end of the second conical outlet having a second diameter, the larger end of the second conical outlet attached to the second longitudinal end of the drum; and
(ii) a smaller end of the second conical outlet with a diameter that is smaller than the second diameter, the smaller end of the second conical outlet attached to a second outlet tube extending to the second destination;
wherein an axis of the first conical outlet is coaxial with an axis of the second conical outlet, and the conical outlet axes are spaced radially from the drum axis.

US Pat. No. 10,335,970

RAZOR WITH DETACHABLE REPLACEMENT BLADE

1. A razor comprising a holder and a blade cartridge that has a skin contacting surface, wherein the holder comprises a head portion for detachably holding the blade cartridge, and the holder includes a grip portion, an upper end of the grip portion being continuous with the head portion,the head portion comprising:
an annular portion;
a socket portion arranged within an inner circumference of the annular portion; and
an elastic plate arranged between an outer circumference of the socket portion and the inner circumference of the annular portion so that the elastic plate elastically supports the socket portion,
the blade cartridge comprising:
a blade assembly having a plurality of blades;
a coupler projection extending from the blade assembly in an opposite direction from the skin contacting surface of the blade cartridge;
a guide portion included in the coupler projection of the blade cartridge; and
a manipulation portion formed at an end of the guide portion, wherein
the socket portion has a coupler hole extending therethrough along a front-rear axis,
the coupler hole opens at an insertion/ejection opening in front of the elastic plate and a manipulation opening behind the elastic plate, both the coupler hole and the manipulation opening are aligned to each other along the front-rear axis,
the coupler projection is configured to be detachably coupled to the coupler hole through the insertion/ejection opening,
the manipulation portion has a pusher surface and is configured to extend through the socket portion of the holder to expose the pusher surface behind the elastic plate via the manipulation opening, when the coupler projection is coupled into the coupler hole, and the manipulation portion is operable with a single-stage manipulation by pushing the pusher surface with one finger of a hand that holds the grip portion from a rearward of the holder when removing the blade cartridge from the insertion/ejection opening of the socket portion.

US Pat. No. 10,335,969

SHAVING CARTRIDGE WITH ENHANCED RINSING

1. A razor cartridge, comprising:a cartridge body including an elongate opening having a total area, and further comprising;
first and second trapezoidal chutes formed by a surface of the cartridge body, first and second side walls, a respective outer wall and a vertical wall separating first and second volumes defined by the first and second trapezoidal chutes, each trapezoidal chute having a fluid inlet and an fluid outlet, the fluid outlets coinciding with a portion of the elongate opening, and a an area of the fluid inlet of the first and second trapezoidal chutes exceeds an area of a corresponding one of the fluid outlets;
a plurality of blades arranged longitudinally within the elongate opening; and
wherein the first and second trapezoidal chutes are on opposite ends of the cartridge body.

US Pat. No. 10,335,968

RAZOR HEAD

XIANGRONG REN, Wenzhou (...

1. A razor head, comprising:a head frame having a front frame wall, a rear frame wall and a side frame wall, the front frame wall and the rear frame wall arranged in a lengthwise direction of the head frame, with a determined spacing, and integrated together by means of the side frame wall;
a razor blade arranged along a lengthwise direction of the head frame and between the front frame wall and the rear frame wall, and adapted to assemble on the side frame wall, with a cutting edge of the razor blade facing the front frame wall;
an independent trimming unit arranged along the lengthwise direction of the head frame and adapted to assemble on the side frame wall, with a receiving groove being defined by the trimming unit and the rear frame wall and arranged along the lengthwise direction of the head frame; and
a lubricating strip arranged along the lengthwise direction of the head frame and inserted into the receiving groove, and the lubricating strip being clamped by the trimming unit and the rear frame wall;
wherein a receiving cavity is defined by the front frame wall, the rear frame wall and the side frame wall to accommodate the razor blade, a resilient leg is extended from the side frame wall and toward the receiving cavity, and the razor blade is limited by the resilient leg once the razor blade moves along a first direction and is assembled on the resilient leg.

US Pat. No. 10,335,967

SHAVER WITH LIGHT SOURCE

Braun GMBH, Kronberg (DE...

1. An electrically operable shaver with an elongate shaver handle housing defining a longitudinal axis, a shaver head moveable with respect to the shaver handle housing comprising at least one short-hair cutter unit and at least one long-hair trimmer unit, an additional long-hair trimmer unit disposed on the shaver handle housing, which is movable substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis between a retracted idle position and an extended operating position and at least one light source, wherein, the light source is movable substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis between a retracted position and an extended position and the light source is mounted on or integrated in the additional long-hair trimmer unit and wherein the shaver head is angled relative to longitudinal axis.

US Pat. No. 10,335,966

CLIPPERS FOR NOSE AND EAR HAIRS

1. A motorized clipper for trimming hairs which grow in the nose and ear cavities of users, which comprises:a handle defining a central longitudinal axis; and
a shaving head mounted to said handle and configured for insertion within a nose or an ear cavity of a user, said shaving head including a pair of moving blades and a stationary blade, said stationary blade having slots for the penetration of the hairs on a front face and on a side face thereof as viewed in a direction of introduction of said shaver head into a cavity to be trimmed, said stationary blade also includes slots for the penetration of hairs on a rear face thereof also allowing cutting of hairs upon a withdrawal of said shaving head from the cavity to be trimmed,
wherein said side face defines a cylindrical wall having a constant diameter extending along said central longitudinal axis; and wherein said front face and wherein said rear face each contiguously extend from said cylindrical wall of said side face and taper radially inwardly relative to said central longitudinal axis.

US Pat. No. 10,335,965

KNIFE HAVING AN RFID TRANSPONDER ARRANGED ON THE TANG

21. A knife comprising:a knife blade having a tang;
an RFID transponder which is fixed to the tang; and
a knife handle which surrounds the tang and the RFID transponder;
wherein the knife blade is produced from steel metal;
wherein the RFID transponder has an antenna and at least a portion of the antenna of the RFID transponder is constructed in a planar manner and is arranged parallel with a planar lateral face of the tang;
wherein the at least one planar portion of the antenna which is arranged parallel with the planar lateral face of the tang is arranged in front of the planar lateral face with a spacing of a maximum of 2 mm;
wherein the antenna of the RFID transponder has two mutually galvanically separated antenna portions, and only one of the antenna portions is galvanically connected to the tang, and wherein the antenna portions have a different capacitance and/or inductivity.

US Pat. No. 10,335,964

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING ROBOT

DENSO WAVE INCORPORATED, ...

1. A robot control system comprising:a distance measuring unit configured to measure a distance from an operating region of a robot main body to a person who is approaching the region;
an information acquisition unit configured to acquire, by a wirelessly transmitted signal, information necessary to acquire a safety skill level of the person, which is stored in a recording medium possessed by the person; and
a control device configured to control operation of the robot main body and acquiring the distance and the information from the distance measuring unit and the information acquisition unit, wherein
the control device is configured to classify the distance into a short distance, which is a distance within the operating region, a long distance, which is a distance that exceeds a movable region of the robot main body, and an intermediate distance, which is a distance between the short distance and the long distance,
in a case in which the distance belongs to the long distance, the control device operates the robot main body without deceleration,
in a case in which the distance belongs to the short distance, the control device stops the operation of the robot main body,
in a case in which the distance belongs to the intermediate distance and the safety skill level indicates an expert, the control device operates the robot main body without deceleration,
in a case in which the distance belongs to the intermediate distance and the safety skill level indicates a beginner, the control device operates the robot main body in a decelerated state such that the person takes action to ensure their own safety, and
in a case in which the distance belongs to the intermediate distance and the safety skill level is not acquired, the control device stops the operation of the robot main body.

US Pat. No. 10,335,963

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An information processing apparatus comprising:a data holding unit configured to hold information on a shape of a target object;
an approximate position-orientation obtaining unit configured to obtain an approximate position-orientation of the target object;
a positional information obtaining unit configured to obtain positional information of the target object by measuring the target object by a noncontact sensor;
a contact position information obtaining unit configured to obtain positional information of contact positions touched by a contact sensor when the contact sensor is brought into contact with the target object;
an obtaining unit configured to obtain first accuracy information indicating accuracy of the positional information of the target object obtained by the positional information obtaining unit and second accuracy information indicating accuracy of the positional information of the contact positions obtained by the contact position obtaining unit; and
a position-orientation obtaining unit configured to obtain a position-orientation of the target object by associating the shape information of the target object held in the data holding unit with at least one of the positional information of the target object and the positional information of the contact positions in accordance with the approximate position-orientation, the first accuracy information, and the second accuracy information.

US Pat. No. 10,335,962

COMPREHENSIVE FAULT DETECTION AND DIAGNOSIS OF ROBOTS

KNOWLEDGE INITIATIVES LLC...

1. A computer-implemented method for detecting and diagnosing fault of a robot, comprising:(a) mechanically moving a robotic component of the robot from a first position to a second position within an environment for operation of the robot, and collecting sensor data from a plurality of sensors during the operation;
(b) performing, with aid of one or more processors, simulation of the robot based at least in part on one or more control signals as input to simulation models of the robot to generate an output of the simulation models, wherein the one or more control signals control the operation of the robot;
(c) determining continuously in real-time, with aid of the one or more processors, discrepancy measurements between (i) the sensor data and (ii) the output of the simulation models, wherein the output of the simulation models and the discrepancy measurements are updated in real-time during the movement of the robotic component from the first position to the second position, and wherein the discrepancy measurements beyond a pre-determined threshold are indicative of physical fault; and
(d) performing a diagnosis exercise based at least in part on the discrepancy measurements to identify a cause of the physical fault, the diagnosis exercise comprising pre-determined robotic operations or randomly generated robotic operations, wherein the diagnosis exercise comprises mechanical movement of the robot.

US Pat. No. 10,335,960

KEY FOR ACTUATING A PLURALITY OF HUMANOID ROBOT MECHANISMS

SOFTBANK ROBOTICS EUROPE,...

1. An equipment item comprising:a key comprising two slender fingers of axes substantially parallel one another, the fingers of the key comprise, at their end, a bevel;
a humanoid-type robot comprising several mechanisms that can be actuated from outside the robot, one of the mechanisms is a removable outer shell, and
a clip that is configured to hold the removable outer shell against the robot, the clip comprises a lateral deformable element and an axial deformable element, wherein
each of the mechanisms comprises a connection interface into which the key can be inserted, the connection interface of each of the mechanisms being configured such that the insertion of the key actuates the mechanism, the connection interface of each of the mechanisms comprises two tubular orifices of axes substantially parallel to one another, configured to allow the simultaneous insertion of the two fingers of the key into the two orifices to actuate the mechanism,
the fingers and the orifices being configured symmetrically such that each finger can be inserted into one or other of the two orifices, and
the connection interface of the shell is configured such that upon the insertion of the key into the connection interface of the shell, the bevel of the fingers displaces the lateral deformable element then the axial deformable element of the clip, releasing the shell from the robot.

US Pat. No. 10,335,957

MAGNETICALLY ACTIVATED TOOL CHANGER

ATI Industrial Automation...

1. A robotic tool changer, comprising:a tool unit operative to connect to a robotic tool; and
a master unit operative to connect to a robotic arm, wherein the master unit includes:
a housing;
a piston disposed at least partially within the housing and configured to place the master unit in one of a coupled state and a decoupled state, wherein the coupled state is associated with the master unit being securely coupled to the tool unit and the decoupled state is associated with the master unit being decoupled from the tool unit;
wherein the master unit is operative to assume the coupled state in response to altering an orientation of magnetic fields, by circumferentially moving a first magnetic member at least partially about the piston axis between a first radial position and a second radial position, to provide a first magnetic force that moves the piston to the coupled state and holds it there; and
wherein the master unit is operative to assume the decoupled state in response to altering an orientation of the magnetic fields to provide a second magnetic force that moves the piston to the decoupled state;
a first magnetic member projecting a plurality of magnetic fields over different surface areas of the first magnetic member, the magnetic fields having a same orientation or at least two of the magnetic fields having opposite orientation, the first magnetic member operative to circumferentially move at least partially about the piston axis between a first radial position and a second radial position.

US Pat. No. 10,335,955

PROXIMITY SENSOR ARRANGEMENT

ABB SCHWEIZ AG, Baden (C...

1. A proximity sensor arrangement comprising:a substrate;
a circuit board carrying contact surfaces which are mounted on a surface of the substrate; and
at least one support which carries contact surfaces complementary to the contact surfaces of the circuit board, and at least one proximity sensor, the proximity sensor comprising a measuring electrode and a shield electrode extending between the measuring electrode and the surface,
wherein the substrate and support are configured for being plug-connected in a plugging direction running parallel to the surface of the substrate, and wherein plug connecting said substrate and support is configured to bring the contact surfaces of the circuit board and of the support into contact.

US Pat. No. 10,335,951

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, ROBOT CONTROL APPARATUS, AND ROBOT SYSTEM

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An information processing apparatus, comprising:one or more processors; and
a memory coupled to the one or more processors, the memory having stored thereon instructions which, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the information processing apparatus to:
acquire surface position information on an object based on image information of the object captured by a camera;
decide a measurement position for measuring the object based on the acquired surface position information;
control a robot to contact the object at the decided measurement position and measure contact position information when the robot contacts with the object at the decided measurement position;
create map information indicative of spatial position information on the object based on the measured contact position information; and
recognize a position and orientation of the object based on the created map information to control the robot to grasp the object.

US Pat. No. 10,335,950

ROBOT CONTROL APPARATUS AND ROBOT CONTROL METHOD

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A robot control apparatus comprising:a storage unit that stores an operating program and a kinematic parameter used in a formula representing a relationship between displacement of each drive axis of a robot and a position and an orientation of a leading end of the robot; and
a drive unit that operates the drive axis of the robot based on the operating program and the kinematic parameter stored in the storage unit,
wherein, in order for the leading end of the robot to assume a position and an orientation at the time of teaching even when the kinematic parameter has been updated after teaching of the operating program and when the drive axis is operated by executing the operating program using the present kinematic parameter,
the storage unit stores the kinematic parameter before updating,
the drive unit corrects position data of at least one teaching point in the operating program based on the kinematic parameter before updating, stored in the storage unit, and the present kinematic parameter, and
the drive unit corrects position data of at least one teaching point of the operating program taught before updating of the kinematic parameter, the position data being corrected by using a difference between an angle of the drive axis at which the same position and orientation of the leading end of the robot as those at the time of teaching are realized by using the kinematic parameter before updating and an angle of the drive axis at which the same position and orientation of the leading end of the robot as those at the time of teaching are realized by using the present kinematic parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,335,949

SYSTEM FOR OPERATING MOBILE ROBOT BASED ON COMPLEX MAP INFORMATION AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF

1. A mobile robot comprising:a memory; and
a controller,
wherein the controller selects cleaning area information stored in the memory, recognizes a position of the mobile robot within a cleaning area, and causes the mobile robot to clean the cleaning area based on the selected cleaning area information and the recognized position using feature point maps including feature point information for the cleaning area,
wherein the controller obtains images of the cleaning area while the mobile robot moves from a first position to a second position within the cleaning area, and extracts feature point information from the obtained images to configure a temporary feature point map,
wherein the controller calculates odometry information using inertia information obtained during the movement of the mobile robot from the first position to the second position, and predicts a movement point based on the calculated odometry information,
wherein the controller compares the temporary feature point map with feature point maps associated with the predicted movement point and a vicinity of the predicted movement point without comparing the temporary feature point map with all feature point maps which constitute a loaded composite of cleaning area information, and
wherein the controller determines, based on the comparison of the temporary feature point map with the feature point maps associated with the predicted movement point and a vicinity of the predicted movement point, a position having a highest matching rate as the second position.

US Pat. No. 10,335,948

ABNORMALITY DETERMINING DEVICE AND ABNORMALITY DETERMINING METHOD

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. An abnormality determining device that determines abnormality of a reduction gear of a motor for a robot including: a jointed arm having a joint rotating in a pitch direction that is driven by the motor via the reduction gear, and a balancer provided to the joint, the balancer being configured to generate a balancing force for balancing a gravitational moment acting on the joint, the abnormality determining device comprising:a processor programmed to:
detect a current value which is a value of a drive current of the motor;
group time-series current values detected in time series at a predetermined time interval of greater than 10 ms, to calculate a variance value of the current values of each group, and to calculate a variance ratio of each group by dividing the variance value of the current values of a corresponding group by a variance value of a reference current value of the motor when the reduction gear is new;
detect a rotational angular velocity of the motor;
detect a rotation angle of the motor;
determine that the reduction gear is abnormal when the calculated variance ratio is equal to or greater than a threshold value;
calculate a variation of rotational angular velocities corresponding to the current values of the motor in the groups based on the detected rotational angular velocity of the motor;
extract groups in which a calculated variation of the rotational angular velocities of the motor is equal to or less than a predetermined variation from the groups;
extract groups in which all the rotation angles corresponding to the current values belonging to each group are within a predetermined angle range centered on a neutral rotation angle at which the gravitational moment balances with the balancing force;
calculate an abnormality ratio which is a ratio of a number of groups in which the variance ratio is equal to or greater than the threshold value to a number of groups using only the variance ratios of the extracted groups;
determine that the reduction gear is abnormal when the calculated abnormality ratio is equal to or greater than a predetermined ratio; and
when it is determined that the reduction gear is abnormal, issue a report that the reduction gear is abnormal.

US Pat. No. 10,335,947

ROBOTIC SYSTEM WITH PIECE-LOSS MANAGEMENT MECHANISM

MUJIN, Inc., Tokyo (JP)

19. A tangible, non-transient computer-readable medium having processor instructions stored thereon that, when executed by a robotic system via one or more processors thereof, cause the robotic system to:calculate a base motion plan, wherein the base motion plan includes a first set of actuator commands, actuator settings, or a combination thereof, that is configured to operate a robotic arm and a gripper to transfer a target object from a start location to a task location;
receive a contact measure while executing the base motion plan, wherein the contact measure represents an amount of grip of the gripper on the target object measured by a contact sensor;
determine that the contact measure fails to satisfy a threshold;
track a progress of executing the base motion plan, wherein the progress is associated with a horizontal transfer of the target object; and
selectively generate a second set of actuator commands, actuator settings, or a combination thereof based on the determination and the progress for operating the robotic arm, the gripper, or a combination thereof to deviate from the base motion plan and execute one or more response actions not included in the base motion plan.

US Pat. No. 10,335,946

COMPOSITIONAL IMPEDANCE PROGRAMMING FOR ROBOTS

Massachusetts Institute o...

1. A robot control system comprising:a plurality of impedance modules, each of the impedance modules defining one or more mechanical impedance parameters; and
an impedance controller implemented in a processor and configured to:
generate a composite robot control law based on at least some of the plurality of impedance modules;
receive an actual robot configuration and an actual robot configuration-space velocity;
generate an actuator torque using the composite robot control law, the actual configuration of a robot and the actual configuration-space velocity of the robot; and
control actuators of the robot according the actuator torque;
wherein:
a first one of the plurality of impedance modules defines an impedance control law for an end-effector of the robot;
a second one of the plurality of impedance modules drives the robot to a selected base configuration; and
a third one of the plurality of impedance modules defines an impedance control law for a joint of the robot.

US Pat. No. 10,335,944

ROBOT WRIST STRUCTURE

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A robot wrist structure comprising:a first wrist element cantilevered so as to be rotatable about a first axis;
a second wrist element cantilevered by the first wrist element so as to be rotatable about a second axis that intersects the first axis;
a third wrist element cantilevered by the second wrist element so as to be rotatable about a third axis that intersects the second axis;
two drive motors disposed in the first wrist element, the two drive motors being configured to drive the second wrist element and the third wrist element, respectively; and
two gear sets that reduce speeds of rotation of the drive motors,
wherein one of the gear sets includes a driven-side large-diameter gear that rotates the second wrist element and another of the gear sets includes a driven-side small-diameter gear that rotates the third wrist element, where the driven-side large-diameter gear and the driven-side small-diameter gear are coaxially arranged so as to be rotatable about the second axis,
and
the second wrist element includes a first housing that is fixed to the driven-side large-diameter gear and a second housing that rotatably supports the third wrist element, wherein
a shaft that is supported so as to be rotatable about the second axis and has one end fixed to the driven-side small-diameter gear and the other end fixed to a drive-side bevel gear is accommodated in the first housing;
the drive-side bevel gear is meshed with a driven-side bevel gear fixed to the third wrist element;
the first housing has a flange face;
the flange face is disposed at a position displaced to a side on which the driven-side small-diameter gear is located, and about an entire circumference of the drive-side bevel gear;
the second housing is fixed to the flange face;
the first housing includes a cylinder inner face set back from the flange face and whose center lies on the second axis and which is adjacent to the flange face, and the first housing is gradually decreased in height in a stepwise manner in a radial direction between an unner surface of the first housing and the flange face, wherein the flange face is the most radial outward surface relative to the second axis;
the second housing includes a fitting face that is formed of a protruding cylinder face,
wherein the drive-side bevel gear is meshed with the driven-side bevel gear by fitting and fastening the cylinder inner face to the fitting face to bring the second housing in close contact with the first housing.

US Pat. No. 10,335,943

ROBOT ARM MECHANISM

Life Robotics Inc., Toky...

1. A robot arm mechanism including a plurality of joints, whereinthe plurality of joints include a first joint, a second joint, a third joint, a fourth joint, a fifth joint and a sixth joint,
the first joint is a rotational joint that rotates on a first axis,
the second joint is a rotational joint that rotates on a second axis,
the third joint is a linear motion joint that moves along a third axis,
the second axis is perpendicular to the first axis and is a first distance away from the first axis, and
the third axis is perpendicular to the second axis and is a second distance away from the second axis,
the fourth joint is a rotational joint that rotates on a fourth axis that substantially matches the third axis,
the fifth joint is a rotational joint that rotates on a fifth axis perpendicular to the fourth axis,
the sixth joint is a rotational joint that rotates on a sixth axis perpendicular to the fourth axis and the fifth axis, and
the first to sixth joints are arranged in order from the base,
wherein the first distance is different from the second distance,
wherein a distance between the fifth axis and the sixth axis is different from a difference between the first distance and the second distance, and
wherein the robot arm mechanism prevents or eliminates singular point postures.

US Pat. No. 10,335,942

SIMULTANEOUS PIVOTING AND TRANSLATION OF ROBOT ARM OF STORAGE LIBRARY

ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORP...

6. A method of operating a media element storage library, comprising:positioning a first robot arm of a first robotic assembly at a first position along an x-axis and a first position along a z-axis so as to face a first storage array of the media element storage library;
moving a second robot arm of a second robotic assembly from a second position along the x-axis to a third position along the x-axis, wherein the first position along the x-axis is between the second and third positions along the x-axis, and wherein the second robot arm remains in the first position along the z-axis during the moving, wherein the second robot arm remains facing a second storage array of the media element storage library during the moving, wherein the second storage array faces the first storage array;
first rotating the first robot arm about a first pivot axis from a first rotational position adjacent the first storage array to a second rotational position adjacent the second storage array; and
first translating the first pivot axis towards the second storage array in direct response to and simultaneously with the first rotating step.

US Pat. No. 10,335,941

MARKING TEMPLATE TOOL

1. A tool for inscribing markings onto a medium, comprising:a circular body, the circular body having a mounting hole in a center of the circular body, and at least one slit extending in a line that intersects the center toward an outer edge of the circular body; and
a plurality of drawing holes in a face of the circular body, each drawing hole a different predetermined radial distance from the mounting hole;
wherein the at least one slit has a guide line inscribed on a side of the slit, the guide line aligning the side of the slit for marking a line using the slit, the alignment line positioned on the edge of the slit at which a line is to be drawn.

US Pat. No. 10,335,940

PREP TOOL

THE SHERWIN WILLIAMS COMP...

1. A tool, comprising:a unitary plate having a first end, a second end opposite thereto, a length between the first end and the second end, and a thickness, the first end forming a front end of a blade portion and the second end forming a rear end of a tang portion;
the blade portion including a rear end opposite the front end of the blade portion;
the tang portion include a front end opposite the rear end of the tang portion;
a hilt member that receives the unitary plate and is located at a position on the unitary plate that transitions from the rear end of the blade portion to the front end of the tang portion, wherein the hilt member includes a front rim, a through passage that is configured to receive the unitary plate such that the front rim abuts the rear end of the blade portion, a ridge proximate to the front rim, the ridge surrounds the through passage, and one or more additional ridges proximate to the ridge in which the additional ridges are lengthwise from the ridge to a tab on the hilt member, wherein the tab includes a notch;
the tang portion includes a first hole proximate to the front end of the tang portion, a second hole proximate to the rear end of the tang portion, a slot positioned in between the first hole and the second hole, a rivet hole proximate to the rear end of the tang portion, and at least one barb on each side of the tang portion in between the second hole and the rivet hole;
a body that extends from the front rim to the rear end of the tang portion, wherein the body is integrated to the tang portion through at least one of the slot or the second hole;
the body includes a first aligned hole that aligns with the first hole and a second aligned hole that aligns with the rivet hole;
a rear rim formed on the body at a location between the second hole and the rivet hole;
a pin inserted through the first hole and the first aligned hole to secure the tang portion to the body;
an overlay on the body that extends from the front rim to the rear rim; and
a hammerhead cap coupled to an end of the body that includes a rivet inserted through the rivet hole and the second aligned hole to fasten the hammerhead cap to the body in contact with the rear rim.

US Pat. No. 10,335,939

LUBRICATION SYSTEM FOR HYDRAULIC HAMMER

Caterpillar Inc., Deerfi...

1. A lubrication system for a hydraulic hammer, the lubrication system comprising:a housing defining a first chamber and a second chamber, the first chamber extending from a first end to a second end distal to the first end;
a reservoir containing a lubricant coupled proximal to the first end of the first chamber to supply the lubricant to the first chamber;
a control valve disposed proximal to the first end of the first chamber and fluidly communicated with the first chamber, the control valve being moveable from a closed position to an open position against a biasing force of a resilient member to allow a flow of the lubricant to a plurality of components disposed downstream of the control valve; and
a piston disposed within the first chamber and moveable between a first position and a second position, the second position of the piston corresponding to a peak of a compression stroke of the piston toward the first end of the first chamber, the piston including:
a first end facing toward the control valve, the first end of the piston defining a cavity; and
a second end opposite to the first end and facing toward the second chamber, the second chamber adapted to receive a hydraulic fluid therein to move the piston from the first position to the second position,
wherein in the second position, when the lubricant is received within the first chamber in the first position of the piston, a pressure of the lubricant causes movement of the control valve from the closed position to the open position to allow flow of the lubricant to the plurality of components, and
wherein in the second position, when the first chamber is filled with air in the first position of the piston, the cavity defined at the first end of the piston maintains pressure of the air less than the biasing force of the resilient member to keep the control valve in the closed position.

US Pat. No. 10,335,938

CUSHION DEVICE FOR CYLINDER OF PNEUMATIC TOOL

1. A cushion device for a cylinder of a pneumatic tool, and the pneumatic tool comprising:a body including a grip and a fitting sleeve fitted with the grip, the fitting sleeve having a chamber defined therein, a closing element formed on a first end thereof, and an opening formed on a second end thereof, the closing element having an accommodation trough defined on a first side thereof facing the opening;
a cylinder slidably fitted in the chamber of the fitting sleeve, and a part of the cylinder extending out of the fitting sleeve from the opening of the chamber, the cylinder including a room formed therein and an abutting portion adjacent to the closing element of the chamber of the fitting sleeve;
a valve unit mounted between the room and the abutting portion of the cylinder;
a piston member accommodated in the room of the cylinder and sliding forward and backward along a movement axis;
a cushion washer being flexible and mounted in the chamber of the fitting sleeve, and the cushion washer abutting against the closing element of the chamber of the fitting sleeve and the pressing face of the abutting portion of the cylinder, wherein the cushion washer includes at least one open segment arranged on at least one end thereof corresponding to the closing element, the at least one open segment has the at least one air groove, and each of the at least one air groove having a mouth parallel to the movement axis of the piston member, the cushion washer also includes a raised close segment formed on a second end thereof and corresponding to the pressing face; and
at least one spring fixed in the chamber of the fitting sleeve and housed in the accommodation trough of the closing element, wherein the at least one spring is pressed by the cushion washer to distort.

US Pat. No. 10,335,936

FIRING CONTROL DEVICE FOR A PNEUMATIC TOOL

Basso Industry Corp., Ta...

1. A firing control device adapted for use in a pneumatic tool, the pneumatic tool including a casing that defines a main chamber and an operating chamber therein, a safety member that is movably mounted to the casing, a trigger assembly that is pivotally mounted to the casing, and a valve rod that is movable relative to the casing, when both of the safety member and the trigger assembly are depressed, the valve rod being activated for preventing fluid communication between the main chamber and the operating chamber and for releasing the pressure in the operating chamber so as to fire a fastener, said firing control device comprising:a flow path unit adapted to be connected to the main chamber, the operating chamber and the outside of the pneumatic tool;
a conditioning valve assembly including a conditioning valve that is movably disposed in said flow path unit and that removably blocks fluid communication between the main chamber and the operating chamber via said flow path unit; and
a switch valve assembly including a switch valve that is movably disposed in said flow path unit, said switch valve being activated upon the depression of the trigger assembly to prevent fluid communication between said flow path unit and the outside, and to permit the pressure in the casing to move said conditioning valve, said conditioning valve being moved to permit the fluid communication between the main chamber and the operating chamber via said flow path unit when said switch valve is continuously activated by a predetermined time period, so that the fluid communication between the main chamber and the operating chamber is maintained upon the activation of the valve rod, and the fastener is prevented from being fired.

US Pat. No. 10,335,934

TOOL HAVING DUAL FLEX HEADS

Walter R. Tucker Enterpri...

1. A tool having dual flex heads comprising:a handle portion having a first U-shaped female member at a first end of said handle portion and a second U-shaped female member at a second end of said handle portion and said first and second U-shaped female members are adapted to receive a male member of a first flex head and a male member of a second flex head,
said first flex head having a ratchet head and connected to said first end of said handle portion and said second flex head having a bit driver head and connected to said second end of said handle portion wherein said first flex head and said second flex head are adapted to rotate 180 degrees about said handle portion,
said first flex head and said second flex head each further comprising a locking member to hold said first flex head and said second flex head in a plurality of different locked positions,
said first flex head including a reversible switch for allowing reversible rotation of said ratchet head and said second flex head including a reversible switch for allowing reversible rotation of said bit driver head,
wherein said ratchet head is ¼ inch and said bit driver head is ¼ inch, and
wherein said ratchet head includes a cover having a knurled portion adapted for rotating said ratchet head and said bit driver head includes a cover having a knurled portion adapted for rotating said bit driver head.

US Pat. No. 10,335,933

ADJUSTABLE SOCKET WRENCH

1. An adjustable wrench, said adjustable wrench comprising:a wrench casing that forms an orbital cavity said orbital cavity comprising a pocket with a curved or rounded lower interior surface;
a drive head positioned in said orbital cavity such that a portion of said drive head is concentric to said curved or rounded lower interior surface of said orbital cavity formed in said wrench casing;
a drive gear;
a pawl gear;
an axis pin bushing;
at least one drive head axis pin that connects said drive head to said axis pin bushing such that said drive head can rotate about a first axis with respect to said wrench casing;
at least one drive gear axis pin that is mounted in a hole in said drive gear that connects said drive gear to said axis pin bushing such that said drive head can rotate about a second axis with respect to said wrench casing; and
a retaining plate that holds said drive head in said orbital cavity in said wrench casing.

US Pat. No. 10,335,932

BRAKING STRUCTURE OF RATCHET WRENCH

1. A braking structure of a ratchet wrench comprising:a wrench head, having an operating portion, a rear end of the wrench head being a head pivoting portion, a peripheral of the head pivoting portion having a plurality of urging grooves;
a wrench handle, a front end of the wrench handle having a handle pivoting portion that is pivotally connected with the head pivoting portion, the handle pivoting portion having a pivoting room, an acting through hole being at a rear end of the pivoting room and extending toward the wrench handle, a positioning device adjacent to a rear end of the handle pivoting portion and having an acting slot extending along an axial direction of the wrench handle and having no connection with the rear end of the pivoting room, an accommodating hole being in the acting slot and being perpendicular to an extension direction of the wrench handle, an urging hole being in the acting slot and located between the rear end of the pivoting room and the accommodating hole, a spring is in the urging hole, an urging ball being on a top of the spring, wherein the accommodating hole has an axial direction perpendicular to and connected with the acting through hole, the accommodating hole has a narrow shape in a plane parallel to a plane of the wrench handle, and a length of the narrow shape extending in the axial direction of the wrench handle is larger than a length of the narrow shape extending in a vertical axial direction of the wrench handle;
an urging device, having an urging rod, wherein a diameter of the urging rod is less than a diameter of the acting through hole and a front end of the urging rod is an urging head that has a rotating slot configured to engagingly receive a flathead screwdriver; and
an operation device, having a pushing member that has an inserting rod, the inserting rod having a positioning through hole that is perpendicular to an axial direction of the inserting rod, wherein the diameter of the inserting rod is less than the length of the accommodating hole and the positioning through hole corresponds to the acting through hole, wherein the positioning through hole is a threaded hole,
wherein the pushing member is disposed in the acting slot, the inserting rod is inserted into the accommodating hole, and the urging rod is through the acting through hole, continuously a threaded section of the urging rod is fixed in the positioning through hole for tight connection of the urging rod and the positioning through hole, and the urging rod is against to one of the urging grooves;
when the pushing member is located ahead, the inserting rod is against to the accommodating hole, therefore the urging head of the urging rod protrudes out of the acting through hole in order to urge the urging grooves, so that the wrench head is positioned so as to proceed rotation operations by means of fitting pieces of the operation portion;
when the wrench head is going to lift and bend, the pushing member is moved backward so as to move the inserting rod and the urging rod, hence, the urging head of the urging rod takes off from one of the urging grooves, so that the angle of lifting and bending the wrench head is controlled, on the contrary, the pushing member is pushed forwardly to let the urging head of the urging rod be against to one of the urging grooves.

US Pat. No. 10,335,931

IMPACT ROTATION TOOL

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. An impact rotation tool comprising:a motor that serves as a rotation drive source;
an impact mechanism including an output shaft, which is rotatable by the motor, and an anvil, which is rotatable integrally with the output shaft, wherein the impact mechanism applies a striking impact to the anvil when the motor outputs rotation;
a housing that covers the motor and the impact mechanism;
a motor seat fastened to the motor to hold the motor in the housing; and
a vibration reducer arranged between the housing and the motor seat to reduce striking vibration transmitted to the motor, wherein:
the motor seat includes an annular body and two engagement portions, wherein the two engagement portions extend radially outward from two radially opposite sides of the body;
the vibration reducer includes two motor vibration rubber guards, wherein each of the motor vibration rubber guards covers a corresponding one of the engagement portions from a radially outer side;
each of the engagement portions includes contact surfaces which contact the housing in a rotation direction of the motor; and
each of the motor vibration rubber guards includes slits that expose the contact surfaces of the corresponding engagement portion in the rotation direction of the motor.

US Pat. No. 10,335,930

SHAFT RATCHET RELEASE AND SEALING MECHANISM

Lomak Industrial Company ...

1. A torque wrench having a feature for permanently discontinuing ability to transmit torque, comprising:a handle;
an output shaft coupled to, and driven by rotation of, the handle, the output shaft having an axis of rotation about which the output shaft rotates when the handle rotates;
a torque control responsive to torques imposed on the output shaft from the handle, wherein the torque control comprises a torque responsive clutch which automatically disengages the output shaft from the handle upon attainment of a predetermined torque, wherein the torque responsive clutch is contained entirely within the handle, wherein the torque responsive clutch comprises opposed cams, wherein
the opposed cams interfit with one another in a torque transmitting mode when transmitting torque and
the opposed cams separate from one another in a released mode when not transmitting torque, and
a first spring urging the opposed cams towards one another;
a unidirectional ratchet selectively enabling the output shaft to rotate relative to the handle in a first direction when the handle is turned in the first direction about the axis of rotation and constraining the output shaft against rotating relative to the handle when the handle is turned in a second direction about the axis of rotation opposite the first direction, wherein the unidirectional ratchet is supported on and at least partially contained within the rotational coupling, wherein the unidirectional ratchet
has teeth projecting radially outwardly relative to the axis of rotation;
the teeth of the unidirectional ratchet engage corresponding grooves in the rotational coupling;
a push rod operable to advance along the rotational axis within the handle, contact the unidirectional ratchet, and displace the unidirectional ratchet axially out of engagement with the rotational coupling, wherein the push rod has threading, wherein said handle includes a threaded inhibiting member matingly compatible with the threading of the push rod, wherein the push rod is initially threaded to the threaded inhibiting member of the handle, and progressively unthreads from the threaded inhibiting member with each usage of the torque wrench;
a second spring urging the push rod towards the unidirectional ratchet, whereby when the push rod is fully unthreaded from the threaded inhibiting member, the second spring urges the push rod against the unidirectional ratchet such that the unidirectional ratchet is disengaged from the rotational coupling by displacing the teeth of the unidirectional ratchet axially out of engagement with the grooves of the rotational coupling; and
a disengagement feature which becomes operable to permanently disconnect the handle from the output shaft, wherein the disengagement feature displaces the teeth of the unidirectional ratchet axially out of engagement with the corresponding grooves of the rotational coupling, thereby enabling the output shaft to rotate freely relative to the handle.

US Pat. No. 10,335,929

TOOL WITH A RATCHET MECHANISM

Stanley Chiro Internation...

1. A tool with a bistable ratchet mechanism, comprising:a body (1) having a first chamber (11), a second chamber (12) adjacent to the first chamber (11) and a third chamber (13) connecting the first and second chambers to one another;
a driving member (2), being rotatably retained in the first chamber (11), and having a first pawl portion (21) arranged around an external portion of the driving member (2);
a stopping member (3), provided in the third chamber and having a second pawl portion (31) arranged on a first face, and arranged so that the second pawl portion (31) engages with the first pawl portion (21), the stopping member (3) further having a recess (32) in a second face of the stopping member (3), opposite the second pawl portion (31);
a switching member (4), rotatably provided in the second chamber and comprising a rotating member (41), the rotating member being radially provided a hole (44) the rotating member (41) being further radially provided with a dial member (43) for manipulating the rotating member (41); and
an elastic abutting assembly (5), comprising an elastic member (51) and an abutting block (52), the elastic member (51) in contact with a first end of the abutting block, the first end of the abutting block (52) and the elastic member (51) being received in the hole (44), and the elastic member (51) biasing the abutting block (52) toward the a recess (32) the stopping member (3), to bias the stopping member (3) into contact with the driving member (2); wherein
the mechanism is configurable in a position of unstable equilibrium, a first position of stable equilibrium or a second position of equilibrium, and is configured to transition between the stable and unstable equilibrium positions via non-equilibrium positions by rotating the switching member (4); wherein:
the position of unstable equilibrium corresponds to a neutral position in which the driving (2) member is rotatable in two directions relative to the body (1);
in the first stable equilibrium position the stopping member (3) contacts a first internal wall of the body (1) and prevents the driving member (2) from rotating in a first direction relative to the body (1); and
in the second stable equilibrium position the stopping member (3) contacts a second internal wall of the body (1) and prevents the driving member (2) from rotating in a second direction relative to the body (1), the second direction being opposite to the first direction; and wherein
positions between the stable and unstable equilibria are non-equilibrium positions because a force biasing the abutting block (52) is incompletely cancelled by the reaction force (71) acting on the abutting block (52) from the stopping member (3), the resultant force further biasing the stopping (3) member towards an internal wall of the body (1).

US Pat. No. 10,335,928

QUIET WRENCH

HANGZHOU GREAT STAR TOOLS...

1. A one-way clutch comprising:a first surface;
a second surface;
said first surface and said second surface being cylindrically curved surfaces, said second surface being located inside said first surface;
one or more wedge member(s), arranged between said first surface and said second surface; and
a distance between said first surface and said second surface varying along the radial direction of the first surface, so that said wedge member(s) can prevent the rotation of said first surface relative to said second surface in a predetermined direction;
wherein said wedge member is cylindrical structure or spherical structure;
wherein said wedge member is at said first stop position by a pre-tightening force applied to said second surface and said predetermined direction is clockwise direction; said wedge member is at said second stop position by a pre-tightening force and said predetermined direction is counter-clockwise direction;
said one-way clutch further comprises a reversing apparatus for moving said wedge member between a first stop position and a second stop position, and a holding frame, said wedge member is mounted on the holding frame; wherein
said reversing apparatus comprises a knob and a reversing shaft, said knob being mounted on one end of the reversing shaft, said knob being fixedly connected to said holding frame, said reversing shaft and said torque output member being coaxial;
said reversing apparatus also comprises two beads in the opposite recesses on the side facing the torque output member of the knob.

US Pat. No. 10,335,923

CENTRIFUGAL BLADE LOCK AND RELEASE DEVICE FOR A BLAST WHEEL MACHINE

WHEELABRATOR GROUP, INC.,...

1. A centrifugal blast wheel machine comprising:a wheel assembly including a blast wheel and a plurality of blades configured to throw blast media introduced into the blast wheel against a work piece;
an impeller positioned about an axis of the blast wheel, the impeller having a media inlet at one end adapted to receive blast media and a plurality of impeller media outlets constructed and arranged to allow egress of blast media upon rotation of the impeller;
a motor coupled to the impeller to drive the rotation of the impeller and the wheel assembly; and
a control cage surrounding the impeller and secured to the blast wheel, the control cage including a cylindrical body defining an interior chamber, the cylindrical body having an opening formed therein to allow the egress of blast media from the interior chamber,
wherein each blade includes a main body portion having a first side, a second side, and a first end, the first side including a first rail portion that extends along a length of the first side, the first rail portion having a thickness greater than a thickness of the main body portion, the second side including a second rail portion that extends along a length of the second side, the second rail portion having a thickness greater than a thickness of the main body portion, the first rail portion of the blade having a first locking member positioned on an outside surface of the first rail portion adjacent the first end of the main body portion of the blade, the second rail portion of the blade having a second locking member positioned on an outside surface of the second rail portion adjacent the first end of the main body portion of the blade, the first rail portion further having a first raised contact surface that is configured to engage a surface of a seat of the blast wheel, the first raised contact surface extending beyond a surface of the first rail portion, the second rail portion further having a second raised contact surface that is configured to engage another surface of the seat of the blast wheel, the second raised contact surface extending beyond a surface of the second rail portion, the blade further including a positioning knob located on the first raised contact surface to prevent the blade from inadvertently being removed from the seat, the knob being positioned within a recess formed in the first raised contact surface in which a portion of the knob extends slightly beyond the first raised contact surface.

US Pat. No. 10,335,922

NON-CONDUCTIVE SUBSTRATE WITH TRACKS FORMED BY SAND BLASTING

DIRECTOR GENERAL, CENTRE ...

1. A method for forming track(s) on a non-conductive substrate, said method comprising the following steps:forming a layer of coating material on an operative face of said non-conductive substrate;
disposing a stencil on said layer of coating material thereby covering a selected portion of said layer of coating material while leaving exposed a portion of said layer of coating material corresponding to a pattern to be formed thereby forming an assembly of said non-conductive substrate, said layer of coating material and said stencil;
eroding said exposed portion of said layer of coating material by propelling an abrasive material using a blasting gun towards said assembly on said operative face; and
separating said stencil from said abraded assembly;wherein said abrasive material is a mixture of alumina and glass, wherein said glass comprises Bi2O3, V2O5, P2O5 and SiO2 so that the shrinkage and coefficient of thermal expansion of said mixture of alumina and glass is compatible with that of said non-conductive substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,335,921

CONTINUOUS SHOT PEENING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR COIL SPRING

DAEWON APPLIED ENG. CO., ...

1. A continuous shot peening apparatus for a coil spring, the apparatus comprising:a shot peening device (SP) configured to perform shot peening processing of the coil spring (CS); and
a mounting part (10) in which the coil spring (CS) is mounted,
wherein the mounting part (10) comprises: a shot peening housing module (CM) is located at a shot peening position; and a preparation housing module (CC) is located at a preparing position and having substantially the same structure as the shot peening housing module (CM),
wherein the shot peening housing module (CM) and the preparation housing module (CC) are arranged in parallel to each other in a first direction,
wherein the shot peening housing module (CM) includes:
a first shot peening housing (C1);
a central shot peening housing (C2) receiving the coil spring (CS);
a second shot peening housing (C3) having substantially the same structure as the first shot peening housing (C1) and arranged symmetrical to the first shot peening housing (C1) with respect to the central shot peening housing (C2), wherein the first shot peening housing (C1), the central shot peening housing (C2), and the second shot peening housing (C3) are arranged in a second direction and coupled to each other to form the shot peening housing module (CM), wherein the second direction is perpendicular to the first direction;
a first holding unit (100) disposed in the central shot peening housing (C2) and configured to hold a first end of the coil spring (CS);
a first driving unit (200) provided in the first shot peening housing (C1), coupled to the first holding unit (100), and rotating and revolving the first holding unit (100):
a second holding unit (100) disposed in the central shot peening housing (C2), having substantially the same structure as the first holding unit (100), arranged symmetrical to the first holding unit (100) with respect to the coil spring (CS), and configured to hold a second end of the coil spring (CS); and
a second driving unit (200) provided in the second shot peening housing (C3), having substantially the same structure as the first driving unit (200), arranged symmetrical to the first driving unit (200) with respect to the central shot peening housing (C2), coupled to the second holding unit (100), and rotating and revolving the second holding unit (100),
wherein the preparation housing module (CC) comprises:
a first preparation housing (C1);
a central preparation housing (C2); and
a second preparation housing (C3) having substantially the same structure as the first preparation housing (C1) and arranged symmetrical to the first preparation housing (C1) with respect to the central preparation housing (C2), wherein the first preparation housing (C1), the central preparation housing (C2), and the second preparation housing (C3) are arranged in the second direction and coupled to each other to form the preparation housing module (CM),
wherein the first driving unit (200) comprises a first driving shaft (S2), a first driving actuator (M2), a first rotation unit (GU), and a first revolution unit (500),
wherein the first driving shaft (S2) is configured to be rotated by the first driving actuator (M2),
wherein the first rotation unit (GU) interworks with the first driving shaft (S2) to rotate the first holding unit (100),
wherein the first revolution unit (500) interworks with the first driving shaft (S2) and the first holding unit (100) to revolve the first holding unit (100).

US Pat. No. 10,335,920

MULTIPLE NOZZLE SLURRY DISPENSE SCHEME

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

12. An apparatus, comprising:a slurry dispensing arm configured to provide slurry in one direction through the slurry dispensing arm from a base of the slurry dispensing arm toward a distal end of the slurry dispensing arm without returning slurry from the distal end of the slurry dispensing arm back through the base of the slurry dispensing arm;
multiple nozzles formed on the slurry dispensing arm, wherein the slurry dispensing arm is configured to be used in a polishing process to polish a wafer that has a wafer radius and a percentage of a combined length of the multiple nozzles of the slurry dispensing arm over the wafer radius ranges from 20% to 70%, wherein a slurry outlet for each of the nozzles is disposed at a top surface of the slurry dispensing arm, wherein each of the multiple nozzles is disposed nearer to the distal end of the slurry dispensing arm than the base of the slurry dispensing arm; and
a polishing pad,
wherein the slurry dispensing arm is configured to provide slurry to the multiple nozzles and the multiple nozzles are configured to dispense the slurry in an upward direction away from the polishing pad and flowing onto the polishing pad,
wherein the slurry dispensing arm is positioned above the polishing pad on a side opposite to a wafer holder,
wherein the slurry is dispensed on the polishing pad on the side opposite to the wafer holder, and
wherein the apparatus is configured to rotate the polishing pad to spread the slurry located at an inner portion of the polishing pad.

US Pat. No. 10,335,919

SPECIMEN MOVER AND A METHOD OF PLACING SPECIMENS IN A SPECIMEN MOVER

STRUERS APS, Ballerup (D...

18. A method of placing specimens in a specimen mover comprising a thrust housing and a specimen mover plate or cage, where said thrust housing and said specimen mover plate or cage are disposed essentially coaxially on a driveshaft protruding from a drive housing, comprising:moving the thrust housing along the driveshaft protruding from the drive housing to increase a distance in-between the thrust housing and the specimen mover plate or cage,
placing one or more specimens in slots configured for receiving specimens in the specimen mover plate or cage, and
moving the thrust housing towards the specimen mover plate or cage to apply load or force on the specimens.

US Pat. No. 10,335,918

WORKPIECE PROCESSING APPARATUS

SHIN-ETSU HANDOTAI CO., L...

1. A workpiece processing apparatus comprising:a center drum that is rotatable around a rotation axis and has at least one first groove on the peripheral surface, each first groove being formed in the axial direction;
a carrier having a holding hole to insert and hold a workpiece to be processed;
an upper turn table and a lower turn table that are rotatable around the rotation axis in a state in which the carrier holding the workpiece is interposed;
at least one hook, each hook being fitted in the internal circumference of the upper turn table, with the tip of each hook being inserted into the first groove and movable along the first groove; wherein
the center drum has at least one second groove on the peripheral surface, each second groove being formed in the axial direction; and
the second groove has a length different from that of the first groove and has a supporting surface to support the hook from below at a position above a position where the upper turn table processes the workpiece.

US Pat. No. 10,335,916

METHOD FOR FORMING A WORKPIECE

SAINT-GOBAIN ABRASIVES, I...

1. A method of forming a workpiece comprising:removing material while rotating a workpiece having a machinability rating of not greater than a machinability rating of Inconel 718 at a specific grinding energy of not greater than about 7 Hp/in3 min (about 19 J/mm3) for a material removal rate of at least about 2.5 in3/min·in, by moving multiple grinding wheels relative to the rotating workpiece in sequence at different locations on the rotating workpiece and oriented at different angles relative to a lateral reference plane of the rotating workpiece,
wherein each of the multiple grinding wheels forms a distinct complex surface feature of a complex shape of the workpiece.

US Pat. No. 10,335,915

KITS AND METHODS FOR INSTALLING A LIGHT SOURCE ON A TOOL REST

1. A method of installing a light source onto a tool rest having a front side and a back side, the method comprising the steps of:drilling a hole through the tool rest, including drilling a small diameter hole through the tool rest and a large diameter hole as a countersink on the back side of the tool rest, and installing a male connector to the power cord in the countersink,
measuring a length of a horizontal member of the tool rest,
cutting one or more strips of an array of LED lights from a roll of LED strip tape, threading the power cord through the hole, applying a sealing compound to fix the power cord in place in the hole,
connecting a power cord to an end of one strip,
mounting a light source onto the front side of the tool rest by mounting the strips onto the tool rest,
inserting a power cord through the hole in the tool rest so the power cord extends from the light source on the front side to the back side; and
connecting the strips to a power source.

US Pat. No. 10,335,914

METHOD FOR DETERMINING A POSITION OF A WORK PIECE IN A MACHINE TOOL

1. A method for determining a position of a work piece and/or a tool in a machine tool, the method comprising:clamping a work piece at the machine tool;
subsequently inserting the tool into a rotatable spindle shaft directly or via a tool holder;
rotating the spindle shaft;
applying an electrical voltage between the work piece and the tool;
displacing the tool and the work piece with respect to one another;
if a contact occurs between the tool and the work piece, determining a change in the applied voltage or a resulting current flow through the work piece and the tool; and
determining and recording the respective position of the work piece and/or the tool for controlling and/or regulating the machining of the work piece,
wherein determining the respective position of the work piece and/or the tool is made at surfaces of the work piece, which have been machined with a previously used tool, in an environment of a residual material machining to be performed with the tool,
wherein the residual material machining is aligned with the tool by contacting the work piece at the surface machined with the previously used tool.

US Pat. No. 10,335,913

TEMPERATURE CONTROL SYSTEM FOR MACHINE TOOL

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A temperature control system for a machine tool for controlling an ambient temperature of the machine tool provided in a room interior, the system comprising:a cover surrounding the machine tool;
a first temperature control device configured to control a temperature of gas supplied to a gas bearing possessed by the machine tool;
a second temperature control device configured to control a temperature of the room interior and having a state notification function of issuing a notification of an operation state of the second temperature control device to outside;
a gas supply controller capable of supplying the gas bearing and an interior space of the cover with the gas whose temperature has been controlled by the first temperature control device; and
a gas supply control section configured to perform gas supply control of the gas supply section so that gas is distributed to both of the gas bearing and the interior space, when receiving the notification that the operation state is abnormal.

US Pat. No. 10,335,912

RADIATING STRUCTURE FOR MAIN SPINDLE IN MACHINING APPARATUS

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A radiating structure for a main spindle in a machining apparatus, the radiating structure comprising:a drive key fixing member having a drive key configured to prevent a phase shift in a rotation direction of a tool holder arising from rotation of the main spindle when
the drive key fixing member is fixed to a distal end of the main spindle, and
a tapered portion of the tool holder is detachably mounted into a tapered bore formed at the distal end of the main spindle so that the drive key is fit into a key groove formed in the tool holder; and
a radiating member configured to exchange heat with an ambient atmosphere as the drive key fixing member rotates together with the rotation of the main spindle, wherein
the drive key fixing member has an annular hub which has, along an axial direction of the main spindle, a front end and a rear end,
the drive key has
a first portion that extends from the front end of the annular hub forward along the axial direction of the main spindle, and
a second portion that extends from a front end of the first portion, inwardly in a radial direction of the main spindle,
the radiating member extends from an outer circumferential surface of the annular hub outwardly in the radial direction of the main spindle and has a front side facing toward the drive key in the axial direction of the main spindle,
the radiating member includes a plurality of grooves formed on the front side for increasing an area of contact with the atmosphere and agitating the atmosphere,
the radiating member is integral with the drive key fixing member,
the radiating member is of a same material as the drive key fixing member, and
the radiating member and the drive key fixing member are part of a unitary body of said material.

US Pat. No. 10,335,907

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INSTALLING PIERCE NUTS

REO Hydro-Pierce, Inc., ...

1. A method of installing pierce nuts into a solid metal workpiece wherein the pierce nut has a nut body, a pilot collar on one surface and an axial bore through the body of the pilot collar, the method comprising the steps of:a. placing a pierce nut in a punch in an initial position so that the nut is aligned with but out of contact with an installation location in a workpiece;
b. using a gag bar to drive a slug kicker pin through the nut bore while continuing to hold the nut in an out-of-contact position;
c. driving the punch and the kicker pin toward the workpiece until the pilot collar and the slug kicker pin extend though the workpiece so as to install the pilot collar into the workpiece, forming a slug from the workpiece and separating the slug from the workpiece using the kicker pin and, thereafter,
d. withdrawing the punch and the kicker pin from the installed nut to allow another nut to be put into said initial position.

US Pat. No. 10,335,904

DEVICE FOR MANUFACTURING AN ASSEMBLED CAMSHAFT

1. A device for machining the running surface of at least one cam disc for an assembled camshaft, the at least one cam disc having a cam-disc recess and is shrinkable onto a corresponding shaft to form the assembled camshaft, the device comprising:a clamping device on which the at least one cam disc with the cam-disc recess is clampable so that a tension force acts on a recess wall region of the cam disc recess, the tension force corresponding to at least one of a state of stresses and a deformation state of the recess wall region when the at least one cam disc is shrunk onto the corresponding shaft, wherein the clamping device comprises a tension tube onto which the at least one cam disc can be pushed by the cam-disc recess, the tension tube being configured to be expandable outward at least in a region assigned to the cam-disc recess by a corresponding application of force to exert a defined tension force on the recess wall region; and
two male cones actuatable in opposite directions within the tension rod and interacting with female cones of the tension tube.

US Pat. No. 10,335,902

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ARRESTING CRACK PROPAGATION

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A system for arresting propagation of an incident crack through a transparent material, the system comprising:a laser assembly configured to selectively provide a pulsed laser beam;
an optical assembly coupled to the laser assembly, the optical assembly being configured to cause the pulsed laser beam to converge at a focal line, the optical assembly being adjustable such that each focal line is characterized by a dimensional parameter and disposed at a position relative to the optical assembly;
a workpiece holder configured to hold the transparent material at a position relative to the optical assembly, the workpiece holder or the optical assembly being configured to provide a relative motion between the transparent material and the optical assembly; and
a controller coupled to the laser assembly, the optical assembly or the workpiece holder, the controller being configured to execute instructions representing a predetermined pattern, the controller being configured to select the dimensional parameter for each pulsed laser beam, the controller being further configured to select the relative motion such that a plurality of the pulsed laser beam forms a plurality of defects corresponding to the predetermined pattern within the transparent material, each defect of the plurality of defects being substantially generated by induced absorption;
wherein the predetermined pattern is designed to arrest an incident crack that propagates through the transparent material.

US Pat. No. 10,335,900

PROTECTIVE SHIELD FOR LIQUID GUIDED LASER CUTTING TOOLS

General Electric Company,...

1. A shield comprising:a rigid body with a target facing surface;
wherein the rigid body defines a through hole with a diameter that accommodates a liquid guided laser path and the rigid body has a thickness that defines a length of the liquid guided laser path through the rigid body;
wherein the thickness of the rigid body is at least twice the diameter of the through hole;
whereby the rigid body is positioned in the liquid guided laser path of a liquid guided laser system between a discharge nozzle of the liquid guided laser system and a target; and
wherein the shield is removably connected to a nozzle cap that separates the shield from the discharge nozzle of the liquid guided laser system while maintaining the position of the shield relative to the liquid guided laser path.

US Pat. No. 10,335,899

CROSS JET LASER WELDING NOZZLE

PRIMA POWER LASERDYNE, C...

1. A nozzle for a laser welding system that directs a laser beam along an optical axis through an optic onto a work piece, said nozzle comprising:a first gas directing section that upon receiving a single airflow simultaneously directs both a first portion of said airflow through said laser beam in a direction substantially perpendicular to said optical axis of said laser beam and a second portion of said single airflow through cooling passages in said nozzle and outwardly through exhaust holes adjacent said work piece; and
a second gas directing section that directs a process gas flow through a passageway in said nozzle to a process gas reservoir concentric with said laser beam and out an output end of said nozzle, said process gas filling the pathway of said laser beam.

US Pat. No. 10,335,898

LASER PROCESSING APPARATUS CAPABLE OF RETRACTING PROCESSING NOZZLE UPON POWER FAILURE

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A laser processing apparatus comprising:a processing nozzle configured to irradiate a workpiece with laser beam;
a driving mechanism configured to move said processing nozzle and said workpiece relative to each other;
a gap sensor configured to detect a gap between said processing nozzle and said workpiece;
a gap control section configured to refer to a measured value detected by said gap sensor and calculate a manipulating variable used for controlling said driving mechanism so as to maintain said gap during execution of laser processing at a first dimension;
a power monitoring section configured to monitor electric power supplied from a power supply and send an abnormality detection signal to said gap control section when an abnormality occurs in the electric power; and
a control action switching section configured to switch a control action of said gap control section so as to increase said gap from said first dimension when said abnormality detection signal is sent to said gap control section during execution of laser processing,
wherein said control action switching section includes an information selecting section configured to select, as feedback information to be referred to by said gap control section, either one of said measured value detected by said gap sensor and a command value for a nozzle retraction, the command value being previously determined to be smaller than said first dimension, and wherein,
when said abnormality detection signal is sent to said gap control section during execution of laser processing, said information selecting section selects said command value instead of said measured value, and said gap control section calculates said manipulating variable by referring to said command value.

US Pat. No. 10,335,896

BORESIGHTING A LASER TO AN IMAGING SENSOR SYSTEMS AND METHODS

FLIR Systems, Inc., Wils...

1. An apparatus for use in boresighting a light source emitting a laser beam at a first wavelength to an imaging sensor having a detectable waveband, the apparatus comprising:a catadioptric element configured to transmit and focus the laser beam onto a location in a focal plane;
a target object positioned substantially at the focal plane and configured to emit, from a spot corresponding to the location of the focused laser beam, light having a second wavelength within the detectable waveband of the imaging sensor in response to receiving the laser beam having the first wavelength; and
wherein the catadioptric element is further configured as a collimating mirror to reflect the emitted light from the spot on the target object into a collimated emitted light having the second wavelength to be detected by the imaging sensor for indicating the location of the focused laser beam.

US Pat. No. 10,335,893

TIP DRESSER BLADE

Semtorq, Inc., Twinsburg...

1. A tip dresser blade comprisinga body of M2 steel hardened to a Rockwell C hardness in the range of 63 to 66, inclusive, by double tempering;
the body being ground to provide a geometry having
a first drill point angle in the range of 0 degrees to 35 degrees, inclusive;
a first relief angle in the range of 0 degrees to 35 degrees, inclusive;
a first chip breaker diameter in the range of 9.00 mm to 13.00 mm, inclusive;
a second chip breaker diameter in the range of 13.00 mm to 17.00 mm, inclusive;
a first relief dimension in the range of 7.00 mm to 12.00 mm, inclusive;
a second relief angle in the range of 2 degrees to 85 degrees, inclusive;
a first groove depth in the range of 0.20 mm to 0.40 mm, inclusive;
a first groove angle in the range of 2 degrees to 85 degrees, inclusive;
a first groove radius in the range of 0.177 mm to 0.203 mm, inclusive;
a first chip cutter in the range of 10.010 mm to 0.350 mm, inclusive;
a second chip cutter in the range of 2 0.010 mm to 0.500 mm, inclusive;
a third chip cutter in the range of 0.010 mm to 0.450 mm, inclusive;
a first chip cutter radius in the range of 0.010 mm to 0.025 mm, inclusive;
a third chip breaker diameter in the range of 11.00 mm to 15.00 mm, inclusive;
a first groove turn angle in the range of 0 degrees to 35 degrees, inclusive;
a first stage one turn angle in the range of 0 degrees to 35 degrees, inclusive;
a first tip angle in the range of 0 degrees to 35 degrees, inclusive; and
a first groove tip angle in the range of 0 degrees to 35 degrees, inclusive.

US Pat. No. 10,335,891

WELD FACE DESIGN FOR SPOT WELDING

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A welding electrode comprising:a cylindrical body of the welding electrode, which welding electrode forms resistance spot welds in a metal workpiece stack-up, the cylindrical body defining a hollow recess at a first end and having a circumference at a second end; a weld face supported on the second end of the cylindrical body, the weld face having a circumference and a center, the center of the weld face being raised above the circumference of the weld face to a height of about 0.5% to about 15% of a diameter of the circumference of the weld face; and wherein the weld face includes a plurality of circular ridges that project outwardly from a base surface, the plurality of circular ridges comprising a first circular ridge that surrounds the center of the weld face, a second circular ridge radially outwardly spaced from the first circular ridge, and a third circular ridge radially outwardly spaced from the second circular ridge, wherein each of the first, second, and third circular ridges is blunted and has a closed circumference, and wherein the base surface of the weld face comprises a central base surface portion located inside the first circular ridge, and wherein the central base surface portion is spaced below a ridge height of the first circular ridge.

US Pat. No. 10,335,887

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PLASMA CUTTING HOLES AND CONTOURS IN WORKPIECES

LINCOLN GLOBAL, INC., Sa...

1. A plasma arc torch system configured to cut contours and holes of different shapes and sizes in workpieces of different thicknesses and material types, the plasma arc torch system comprising:a plasma arc torch which receives a plasma arc current and generates a plasma arc to cut a workpiece; and
a computer numerical controller configured to:
select a piercing location in the workpiece with said plasma arc torch;
select, from a plurality of lead in cutting geometries, a first lead in geometry used to lead in to hole geometries and a second lead in geometry used to lead in to contour geometries,
select, from a plurality of geometry cutting speeds, a geometry cutting speed based on at least a thickness of said workpiece; and
select, from a plurality of lead out cutting geometries, a first lead out geometry when leading out from hole geometries and a second lead out geometry when leading out from contour geometries,
wherein for said first lead out geometry, after said plasma arc torch reaches a lead in point from said first lead in geometry, said computer numerical controller maintains said plasma arc on said plasma arc torch for an overburn distance past said lead in point and moves said plasma arc along a perimeter of said hole geometry past said lead in point, and wherein after said overburn distance said plasma arc current is turned off to said plasma arc torch and said plasma arc torch is moved along said perimeter until said plasma arc is fully extinguished, and
wherein for said second lead out geometry, after said plasma torch reaches a lead in point for said contour geometry, said computer numerical controller maintains said plasma arc on said plasma arc torch for a tail out portion which extends from said lead in point, where said tail out portion is cut at an angle relative to a line coincident with the perimeter of the contour at said lead in point at the conclusion of the creation of the perimeter and said angle is in the range of 20 to 40 degrees.

US Pat. No. 10,335,885

STUD WELDING GUN SET UP TEACHING TOOL

1. A teaching tool for providing a dimensional set up of a stud-welding gun, the teaching tool comprising:a main body defining a first surface and a second surface;
a shaft configured to be received within a collet of the stud-welding gun, the shaft being integrally formed as a one-piece component with the main body and extending a distance from the first surface of the main body;
a first bore defined in a center of the main body and extending from a first end of the main body, opposite the shaft, and continuing through to an end of the shaft;
a movable stem having a cylindrical shape and received in the first bore defined in the main body, the movable stem defining a second bore opposite from an end of the moveable stem defining a third surface;
a biasing spring disposed in the first bore of the main body and in the second bore of the movable stem, the biasing spring being engaged with the movable stem to normally bias the movable stem in a direction opposite from the shaft; and
an attachment pin to couple the movable stem to the main body,
wherein a first distance between the first surface and the second surface defines a distance representative of a predetermined probe set up dimension, and a second distance between the first surface and the third surface defines a distance representative of a minimum weld set up dimension.

US Pat. No. 10,335,884

CLADDING STRIP FEEDERS HAVING ADJUSTABLE STRIP GUIDE BEARINGS AND STRIP CLADDING SYSTEMS WITH CLADDING STRIP FEEDERS HAVING ADJUSTABLE STRIP GUIDE BEARINGS

Illinois Tool Works, Inc....

1. A strip feeder for a strip cladding system, comprising:a drive roller to advance a cladding strip along a strip feed path through contact plates;
a first guide rail having a first slot extending across an entirety of the strip feed path;
a first adjustable bearing and a second adjustable bearing located within the first slot, the first adjustable bearing and the second adjustable bearing capable of being secured at positions within the first slot using corresponding first and second strip width adjusters;
a second guide rail having a second slot extending across an entirety of the strip feed path and positioned at a different location than the first guide rail along the strip feed path; and
a third adjustable bearing and a fourth adjustable bearing located within the second slot, the third adjustable bearing and the fourth adjustable bearing capable of being secured at positions within the second slot using corresponding third and fourth strip width adjusters, the first, second, third, and fourth strip width adjusters to, when secured, define a location and a width of an effective strip feed path.

US Pat. No. 10,335,883

GRAVITY-BASED WELD TRAVEL SPEED SENSING SYSTEM AND METHOD

Illinois Tool Works Inc.,...

1. A welding system, comprising:an orientation sensor associated with a welding torch, wherein the orientation sensor is configured to sense a welding torch orientation relative to a direction of gravity; and
one or more processors communicatively coupled to the orientation sensor and configured to:
determine an angular position of the welding torch relative to a pipe based at least in part on the welding torch orientation sensed by the orientation sensor and a radius of the pipe; and
determine an angular travel distance travelled by the welding torch from an initial position to the angular position based at least in part on the radius of the pipe, wherein the angular travel distance comprises a distance traveled along at least a portion of a circumference of the pipe.

US Pat. No. 10,335,882

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ATTACHING INTERCONNECTOR OF SOLAR CELL PANEL

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. An apparatus for attaching an interconnector of a solar cell panel, the apparatus comprising:a working table;
a jig fixing a plurality of interconnectors at a first position spaced apart from the working table, wherein the jig includes a first fixing part to fix one side of the plurality of interconnectors and a second fixing part to fix an opposite side of the plurality of interconnectors;
a cutter cutting the plurality of interconnectors fixed to the jig to form an interconnector-jig coupling at a second position spaced apart from the working table, wherein the interconnector-jig coupling is transported from the first position to the working table; and
a heat source to attach the plurality of interconnectors and the solar cell to each other by applying heat to the plurality of interconnectors and the solar cell, which are thereby fixed to each other,
wherein the jig is separated from the plurality of interconnectors prior to passing through the heat source,
wherein each of the first fixing part and the second fixing part includes a first part comprising a first clamp and a movable second part comprising a second clamp.

US Pat. No. 10,335,878

NI—TI—CR NEAR TERNARY EUTECTIC ALLOY FOR GAS TURBINE COMPONENT REPAIR

SIEMENS ENERGY, INC., Or...

1. A method for repairing or joining a gas turbine component comprising:a) cleaning the area of said component to be repaired and filling said area to be repaired with a mixture of filler material and base material;
wherein said filler material has a melting temperature less than the solution heat treatment temperature of said base material; and
wherein said mixture contains relative fractions of said filler material and said base material so that full homogenization is achieved after heat treatment of said component;
b) solution heat treating said component and said mixture above the melting point of said filler material achieving thereby fusion and homogenization, wherein said filler is a ternary eutectic alloy comprising Ni, Ti, Cr, and wherein no boron is present in said alloy, wherein said filler has Ni in 60%, Ti in 20% and Cr in 20% by weight.

US Pat. No. 10,335,877

MULTILAYER BRAZE TAPE

Rolls-Royce Corporation, ...

1. A method comprising:positioning a multilayer braze tape at a joint between a first part comprising a ceramic or ceramic matrix composite (CMC) and a second part comprising at least one of a ceramic, a CMC, a metal, or an alloy, wherein the joint is defined by a first joint surface of the first part and a second joint surface of the second part, and wherein the multilayer braze tape comprises:
at least one layer comprising a silicon metal- or silicon alloy-containing braze material; and
at least one layer comprising a reinforcement material;
applying pressure to compress the multilayer braze tape between the first joint surface of the first part and the second joint surface of the second part; and
heating the multilayer braze tape to melt the silicon metal or the silicon alloy in the silicon metal- or silicon alloy-containing braze material and join the first part and the second part without introducing molten material from outside the joint during the brazing technique.

US Pat. No. 10,335,876

GRINDING MACHINE WITH PIVOTABLE TOOL SPINDLE

KLINGELNBERG AG, (CH)

1. A grinding machine comprising:a pivotable tool spindle defining a tool spindle axis, and
a workpiece spindle defining a workpiece spindle axis and adapted to receive a gearwheel workpiece and to rotationally drive the gearwheel workpiece about the workpiece spindle axis,
wherein
the grinding machine further comprises a pivoting table defining a pivot axis,
the tool spindle is configured to receive a grinding tool and to rotationally drive the grinding tool about the tool spindle axis,
the tool spindle with a received grinding tool is pivotable about the pivot axis, and
the pivot axis is offset laterally relative to the workpiece spindle axis and does not intersect the workpiece spindle axis, and
the grinding machine further comprises a shift axis member (i) configured to transversely displace the tool spindle and a grinding tool received thereby in a vertical plane perpendicular to the pivot axis and (ii) supported by the pivoting table, wherein the shift axis member, the tool spindle and a grinding tool received thereby collectively define a movable center of mass located at or near the pivot axis.

US Pat. No. 10,335,875

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR DICING COMPONENTS FROM A SHEET OF COPPER ALLOY

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A saw blade for dicing a sheet of copper alloy to form individual resistors, the sheet of copper alloy having a thickness of less than 0.3 mm, the saw blade comprising:a ring having a first side, a second side, and a circumferential surface, the thickness of the ring between the first side and the second side is less than 0.6 mm; and
a plurality of teeth located on the circumferential surface, each of the teeth having a maximum thickness of 0.6 mm.

US Pat. No. 10,335,874

RECIPROCATING TOOL

KOKI HOLDINGS CO., LTD., ...

1. A reciprocating tool for moving a tip tool in a reciprocating direction to achieve a cutting action, comprising:a housing accommodating:
a motor;
a power transmission member, driven by the motor, revolving around a rotation axis crossing the reciprocating direction;
a plunger extending in the reciprocating direction, one end of the plunger holding the tip tool;
a connector coupling the power transmission member to another end of the plunger and converting a revolving motion of the power transmission member into a reciprocating motion of the plunger holding the tip tool in the reciprocating direction, the connector having a support member protruding from the connector in a direction perpendicular to the reciprocating direction;
a guide member fixed to the housing and extending along the reciprocating direction, wherein
the support member of the connector slidably and rockably engages with the guide member so that the guide member guides a movement of the connector to convert the revolving motion of the power transmission member into the reciprocating motion of the plunger, and
the connector supports the plunger to allow the plunger to move together with the connector.

US Pat. No. 10,335,873

PORTABLE MITER SAW ACCESSORY

1. An alignment device attached to a miter saw, the alignment device comprising:a first plate member having a first planar portion and a first connection portion, the first planar portion having a plurality of holes therethrough;
a second plate member removably attached to the first plate member, the second plate member having a second planar portion and a second connection portion, the second planar portion having at least two holes therethrough;
a wing secured to the first planar portion of the first plate member, the wing having a work surface parallel with the first planar portion, the wing having a bottom surface opposite the work surface, parallel with the work surface, the bottom surface attached to and supported by the first planar portion, wherein
the at least two holes are adapted to secure the second plate member to the miter saw;
the work surface of the wing configured to be flush with a table of the miter saw; and
the first plate member having a first plate member width and a first plate member length greater than a second plate member width and a second plate member length of the second plate member, wherein
the wing and the first plate member are square shape with a corner removed, the removed corner of the wing adapted to allow the miter saw to make 45 degree angle cuts.

US Pat. No. 10,335,871

REPLACEABLE FACE-MILLING HEAD WITH INTEGRALLY FORMED THREADED SHANK-CONNECTOR

Iscar, Ltd., Tefen (IL)

1. A replaceable face-milling head configured for rotating about a central rotation axis AR defining opposite axially forward and rearward directions DF, DR and opposite rotational preceding and succeeding directions DP, DS, the preceding direction DP being the cutting direction, the face-milling head comprising:a head rear face, a head front face and a head peripheral surface extending from the head rear face to the head front face;
a shank-connector portion formed with external threading and extending forward from the head rear face;
a cutting portion integrally formed with the shank-connector portion and extending forward from the shank-connector portion to the head front face, the cutting portion comprising a rearwardly facing cutting portion annular surface surrounding the shank-connector, the annular surface located at an intersection where the cutting portion and the shank-connector meet;
a cutting portion length LC measurable parallel to the central rotation axis AR, from the intersection to the head front face; and
a perpendicular plane PP adjacent the front face and extending perpendicular to the central rotation axis AR;the cutting portion comprising:a plurality of integrally formed teeth, each of the teeth comprising a primary cutting edge at the head front face;
a plurality of flutes alternating with the plurality of teeth; and
a cutting portion diameter DE;characterized in that a length-diameter ratio LDR defined as the cutting portion length LC divided by the cutting portion diameter DE fulfills the condition: 0.3?LDR?1.00.

US Pat. No. 10,335,870

ROTARY CUTTER FOR MACHINING MATERIALS

NEW TECH CUTTING TOOLS, I...

1. An endmill for cutting a workpiece, said endmill comprising:a body, said body comprising a shank portion having a lower end, and a cutting portion, said cutting portion comprising (a) flutes extending upward along said body from a lower flute end, said flutes comprising a leading edge land portion having a flute cutting edge, and at least one margin relief portion, (b) a face portion, said face portion comprising a plurality of face cutting edge portions, and a downwardly and inwardly sloping first dish portion adjacent each face cutting edge portion, said first dish portion sloping inwardly at an angle in a range of from about five point five (5.5) degrees to about twenty five (25) degrees; and
(c) corner blend portions extending from flute cutting edge to said face cutting edge portions.

US Pat. No. 10,335,869

DEVICE FOR MACHINING A PLANAR WORKPIECE AND CORRESPONDING METHOD

1. A device for machining a flat workpiece, which comprises:a machine stand which includes a support surface for a flat workpiece, wherein the support surface has at least one counterholder which serves as a vibration damper which acts in a direction perpendicular to the support surface, the counterholder having at least one brush element with a plurality of bristles, wherein ends of the bristles of the brush element form the front face of the counterholder on which the workpiece can be placed,
a hold-down unit for pressing the workpiece against the support surface, and
a processing head which can be moved relative to the support surface for the machining of the workpiece,
wherein the brush element is formed by at least one brush strip having a length that is substantially greater than a width perpendicular to the length, wherein the bristles extend perpendicularly to the length and to the width;
a holding rail on the machine stand; and
the hold-down unit being arranged on the holding rail.

US Pat. No. 10,335,868

PNEUMATIC MILLING WHEEL CAP SECTION BURR DEVICE

CITIC DICASTAL CO., LTD, ...

1. A pneumatic milling wheel cap section burr device, comprising: a frame, bearing seats, bearings, a rotating table, a servo motor, a coupling, clamping guide rails, a left sliding table, a right sliding table, a gear rack, a clamping cylinder, rotating drive motors, clamping wheels, a wheel feeding roller bed, a turnover roller bed, a wheel discharge roller bed, a lifting cylinder, guide posts, guide sleeves, a lifting table, adjusting guide rails, an adjusting slide block, an adjusting cylinder, a connecting rod, a turnover platform, feeding guide rails, a feeding platform, a feeding cylinder, an air compressor and a pneumatic milling cutter, wherein the servo motor drives the rotating table to turn over 90 degrees, and a clamped wheel is configured to turn over 90 degrees, so that the wheel is upright; the lifting cylinder drives the lifting table to move up and down to adjust a height of the pneumatic milling cutter, thereby meeting a requirement for removing burrs from wheels having different cap section diameters; and the adjusting cylinder adjusts the angle of the turnover platform to adjust a contact angle between the pneumatic milling cutter and a cap section edge, thereby meeting the requirement for removing burrs from various cap section chamfers.

US Pat. No. 10,335,866

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A ROTARY TOOL AND ROTARY TOOL

KENNAMETAL INC., Latrobe...

1. A rotary tool comprising:a base body extending in a longitudinal direction from a shank end to a front end opposite the shank end, the base body having at least one flute,
the at least one flute being formed by a first partial flute having a first helix angle and a second partial flute having a second helix angle,
wherein the first partial flute and the second partial flute together form a flute;
wherein the first helix angle differs from the second helix angle so that the flute expands in the longitudinal direction;
wherein the first partial flute and the second partial flute are ground to the same flute depth; and
wherein the first partial flute and the second partial flute coincide at the front end opposite the shank end.

US Pat. No. 10,335,864

CLAMPING APPARATUS

Westinghouse Electric Ger...

1. Clamping apparatus for fixing in a recess of a component and for holding a workpiece carrier against the component, the clamping apparatus comprising:a housing for attachment to the workpiece carrier;
a clamping sleeve for insertion into the recess, the clamping sleeve being connected to the housing;
a clamping mandrel at least partially disposed inside the clamping sleeve, the clamping mandrel being movable relative to the clamping sleeve between a release position and a clamp position, wherein when the clamping sleeve is inserted into the recess and the clamping mandrel is in the clamp position, the clamping sleeve is braced within the recess by a holding force so as to be in a clamped position, and wherein when the clamping sleeve is in the clamped position, the housing is movable relative to the clamping mandrel;
a first connection for supplying a first pressure medium that moves the clamping mandrel to the clamp position, wherein the holding force is determined by the pressure of the first pressure medium; and
a second connection for supplying a second pressure medium that moves the housing relative to the clamping mandrel when the clamping sleeve is in the clamped position, wherein when the housing is attached to the workpiece carrier, the movement of the housing relative to the clamping mandrel causes the housing to move the workpiece carrier into contact with the component and apply a bearing force thereagainst, and wherein the bearing force is determined by the pressure of the second pressure medium; and
regulating devices for controlling the pressures of the first and second pressure mediums such that the holding force is greater than the bearing force.

US Pat. No. 10,335,863

MACHINE TOOL

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A machine tool comprising:a column which includes a feed drive for causing movement along an axis that is extended in an up/down direction;
a spindle head which is movably supported by the column for movement in the up/down direction;
a spindle which is provided in the spindle head and which is extended in the up/down direction;
a draw bar which is movably provided within the spindle for movement in the up/down direction, which drawbar is relatively moved upward with respect to the spindle so as to clamp, in cooperation with the spindle, a tool to a lower end portion of the spindle and which drawbar is relatively moved downward with respect to the spindle so as to release the tool from the lower end portion;
a biasing portion which biases the draw bar upward; and
a cam mechanism provided to the column, which cam mechanism includes a cam and includes an arm which is turnably supported by the spindle head, and one end of the arm slides on a cam surface of the cam such that an other end of the arm pushes down the draw bar,
wherein the machine tool further includes:
a measurement portion which measures, with a distance sensor provided in the spindle head, a position of the draw bar in the up/down direction;
a storage portion which stores a relationship between a position of the spindle head and a position of the draw bar when the draw bar is normal; and
an abnormality determination portion which determines an abnormality in the cam mechanism based on the position of the draw bar measured with the measurement portion and based on the relationship stored in the storage portion,
wherein the cam surface includes an inclination surface that is inclined towards a tip side of the spindle head as the inclination surface is extended upward, and the cam surface further includes a flat surface that is extended in the up/down direction and that is formed sequentially above and continuously with the inclination surface, and
wherein a controlling portion is configured so that the measurement portion measures, after the one end of the arm reaches the flat surface of the cam surface, the position of the draw bar in the up/down direction.

US Pat. No. 10,335,862

TOOL BODY AND A TURNING TOOL FOR GROOVING OPERATIONS

SANDVIK INTELLECTUAL PROP...

1. A tool body for a turning tool configured for grooving operations, the tool body comprising:a fitting member arranged to fix the tool body to a machine, the fitting member extending along a longitudinal first axis;
upper and lower clamping members, each of the members having respective inner seating surfaces facing one another and separated by an intermediate gap in which an elongated cutting insert is insertable, the cutting insert having a rake face on an upper side and a bottom side facing the inner seating surface of the lower clamping member, wherein a major part of said lower inner seating surface extends along a second axis perpendicular to the longitudinal first axis, wherein said upper and lower clamping members are configured to be movable toward one another by a tightening device in order to secure the cutting insert in the intermediate gap between the inner seating surfaces, wherein the fitting member and the clamping members are integrally formed in a unitary piece; and
a hinge joint formed between the upper and lower clamping members, at least one of the upper and lower clamping members being movable with respect to the other by turning around an axis of rotation of the hinge joint, wherein the axis of rotation of the hinge joint extends perpendicularly to the second axis along which the major part of the lower inner seating surface extends.

US Pat. No. 10,335,861

DOUBLE-SIDED, INDEXABLE TURNING INSERT AND TURNING TOOL

SECO TOOLS AB, Fagersta ...

1. A double-sided turning insert comprising:a square basic shape with first and second major surfaces;
a side surface disposed between the first and second major surfaces;
exactly four cutting edges proximate exactly four respective chipbreaker structures, wherein each cutting edge of the exactly four cutting edges and a respective chipbreaker structure of each of the exactly four cutting edges is located at corner portions of the turning insert and spaced from another cutting edge of the exactly four cutting edges;
exactly two of the exactly four cutting edges are diagonally opposed and located on each major surface, wherein the major surfaces are identical but rotated 90 degrees relative to each other,
wherein the first major surface includes a first support surface and the second major surface includes a second support surface, the first support surface and the second support surface extending to the side surface; and
wherein a plane of the first major surface contains the first support surface and a plane of the second major surface contains the second support surface, the exactly four cutting edges are recessed relative to the respective plane of the first and second major surfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,335,860

MACHINE TOOL

STAR MICRONICS CO., LTD.,...

1. A machine tool comprising:a headstock provided with a main spindle for gripping a workpiece;
a rail extended along a main spindle axis;
a first bearing fixed to the headstock and guided on the rail;
a second bearing fixed to the headstock and guided on the rail, the second bearing being provided in a location spaced apart from a front end of the first bearing;
a supporting bed;
a guide bush; and
a guide,
wherein the guide bush and the guide are removably mounted on the supporting bed in an alternative way,
wherein, in a guide-bush mode in which the guide bush is mounted on the supporting bed, the guide bush slidably supports the workpiece on a front side of the main spindle, and, in a non-guide-bush mode in which the guide is mounted on the supporting bed instead of the guide bush, the guide movably supports the headstock in a direction of the main spindle axis; and
wherein, the rail includes a portion that provides a larger amount of play on the second bearing in the non-guide-bush mode compared with the amount of play in the guide-bush mode only by moving the headstock toward the supporting bed, and into the rail portion that provides the larger amount of play on the second bearing, when the guide-bush mode is switched to the non guide-bush mode.

US Pat. No. 10,335,858

METHOD OF MAKING AND USING A FUNCTIONALLY GRADIENT COMPOSITE TOOL

BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPAN...

1. A method of making a composite downhole article, comprising:forming at least one removable core member comprising a first metallic material that is removable in a wellbore fluid at a first removal rate; and
disposing at least one outer member on the core member, the outer member comprising a second material that is removable in the wellbore fluid at a second removal rate, wherein the removable core member has a composition gradient or a density gradient, or a combination thereof, and wherein the first removal rate is greater than the second removal rate,
wherein forming the removable core member comprises establishing the composition gradient or the density gradient, or a combination thereof, of the first material from an outer portion proximate the outer member toward an inner portion away from the outer member, and
the composite downhole article comprises a selectively removeable or reconfigurable downhole article that is selectively removable or reconfigurable from a wellbore using the wellbore fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,335,857

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING GAS TURBINE ENGINE COMPONENT FROM A MOLYBDENUM-RICH ALLOY

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

1. A method for manufacturing a gas turbine engine component from a molybdenum-rich alloy, the method comprising the steps of:providing a molybdenum powder of at least 50% molybdenum by weight;
compacting the molybdenum powder to provide a density that is at least 75% of a finished part;
extruding the compacted molybdenum powder to provide a first shape, wherein the extrusion step is performed using forces around 5000 tons/ft2 (480 MPa) and under temperatures in a range of 2500-4000° F. (1370-2200° C.);
machining the first shape to a second shape;
hot isothermal forging the second shape to provide a third shape using forces around 5000 tons/ft2 (480 MPa) and under temperatures in a range of 2500-4000° F. (1370-2200° C.); and
applying a finishing process to the third shape to provide the finished part.

US Pat. No. 10,335,854

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING THREE-DIMENSIONAL WORK PIECES

SLM SOLUTIONS GROUP AG, ...

1. Method for producing three-dimensional work pieces, the method comprising the following steps:supplying gas to a process chamber accommodating a carrier and a powder application device,
applying a layer of raw material powder onto the carrier by the powder application device,
selectively irradiating electromagnetic or particle radiation onto the raw material powder applied onto the carrier by an irradiation device,
discharging gas containing particulate impurities from the process chamber,
filtering the particulate impurities from the discharged gas, and
controlling the operation of the irradiation device by a control unit such that a radiation beam emitted by at least one radiation source of the irradiation device is guided over the layer of raw material powder applied onto the carrier according to a radiation pattern containing a plurality of scan vectors;
detecting an actual flow rate of a gas stream flowing through the process chamber,
comparing the detected actual flow rate with a predetermined set flow rate; and
controlling a conveying device which is operated so as to discharge the gas containing particulate impurities from the process chamber in dependence on the result of the comparison between the detected actual flow rate and the predetermined set flow rate such that the detected actual flow rate converges to the predetermined set flow rate,
wherein the scan vectors, in at least a section of the radiation pattern, extend substantially parallel to each other, and
wherein at least every other scan vector of the substantially parallel scan vectors extends at an angle between 0° and 90° or between 270° and 360° with respect to a direction of flow of a gas stream flowing through the process chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,335,853

METHOD AND ASSEMBLY FOR FORMING COMPONENTS USING A JACKETED CORE

General Electric Company,...

1. A method of forming a component having an outer wall of a predetermined thickness, said method comprising:introducing a component material in a molten state into a mold assembly, the mold assembly including a jacketed core positioned with respect to a mold, wherein the mold includes an interior wall that defines a mold cavity within the mold, and the jacketed core includes:
a jacket that includes an outer wall; and
a core positioned interiorly of the jacket outer wall, wherein the jacket separates the core having a perimeter from the mold interior wall by the predetermined thickness; and
cooling the component material to form the component, wherein the perimeter and the interior wall cooperate to define the outer wall of the component therebetween, wherein said jacket outer wall comprises at least one stand-off structure that extends from a first end to a second end, wherein one of said first and second ends is coupled against said core perimeter and another of said first and second ends is coupled against said mold interior wall.

US Pat. No. 10,335,852

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MOULDING METAL PARTS

AMPO S. COOP, Gipuzkoa (...

1. A method for moulding metal parts, the method comprising the steps of:a) making a polystyrene model of a metal part;
b) impregnating the polystyrene model with a liquid zirconium sand and binder mixture;
c) coating the polystyrene model with zirconium sand;
d) introducing the polystyrene model in a drying oven for about thirty minutes at 30° C.;
e) applying a liquid layer of a silica and silicon dioxide binder mixture to the polystyrene model;
f) coating the polystyrene model with kaolin;
g) introducing the polystyrene model in a drying oven for about 45 minutes at 50° C.;
h) repeating steps f) and g) until the polystyrene model obtains a ceramic thickness of between 10 and 15 millimeters;
i) introducing the polystyrene model in a high-temperature oven for about an hour at a temperature of 1050° C. until the polystyrene becomes volatile and a ceramic mould (7) is obtained;
j) attaching the mould (7) to a die (5) inside the latter and adding hardened sand (6); and
k) attaching the die (5) to a structure or base (4), and attaching the structure or base to a centrifuging machine and casting a molten material.

US Pat. No. 10,335,851

SAND CORE TO ELIMINATE DEGENERATED SKIN

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

13. A method of forming a sand casting apparatus, the method comprising:forming a sand casting base from a base sand mixture comprising a sand material and a binder material; and
forming an outer layer on the sand casting base, the outer layer comprising silicon, magnesium, calcium, zirconium, manganese, carbon, aluminum, and iron.

US Pat. No. 10,335,850

LIGHT WEIGHT HOUSING FOR INTERNAL COMPONENT AND METHOD OF MAKING

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

17. A method of making a light weight component, comprising:forming a plurality of metallic foam core segments;
applying a metallic shell to a discrete surface of at least one of the plurality of metallic foam core segments;
assembling the plurality of metallic foam core segments into a desired configuration;
applying an external metallic shell to an exterior surface of the metallic foam core segments after they have been placed into the desired configuration;
introducing an acid into an internal cavity defined by the external metallic shell;
dissolving the metallic foam core; and
removing the dissolved metallic foam core from the internal cavity, wherein the metallic shell and the external metallic shell are resistant to the acid.

US Pat. No. 10,335,849

FULL AUTOMATIC WIRELESS MOULD CHANGING VEHICLE AND SYSTEM FOR PRESS

1. A full-automatic wireless die change cart for a press, comprising:an upper working table and a lower working table which are connected together up and down by means of driving devices,
wherein the lower working table is driven by a driving device I to move back and forth with respect to an axis of the die change cart, while the upper working table is driven by a driving device II to move rightwards or leftwards with respect to the axis of the die change cart;
wherein baffles, die lifting arms, and guide rails, all in parallel to one another, are disposed in order from outside to inside at two opposite ends of the upper working table, and push-and-pull devices, baffles, and fixed supporting plate assemblies are disposed in order from outside to inside at the other two ends perpendicular to said two ends,
wherein the baffles, the die lifting arms, the guide rails, the push-and-pull devices, and the fixed supporting plate assemblies at the opposite ends are pairwise symmetric about center lines of the upper working table; and the baffles, the die lifting arms, the push-and-pull devices, the guide rails and the fixed supporting plate assemblies are capable of moving up and down when driven by respective driving devices III;up-and-down motion of the upper working table and the lower working table is controlled by two-way oil cylinders, and proximity switches are mounted on the upper working table to control a distance of extension or retraction,wherein two ends of the baffles are connected to oil cylinders that control the baffles to rise and fall, and a distance of rising or falling is controlled by means of proximity switches;
wherein at least some of the oil cylinders are two-way oil cylinders and are mounted at lower ends of the push-and-pull devices, and proximity switches for controlling the rising and falling of the push-and-pull devices are mounted on the upper working table;
wherein at least some of the oil cylinders are two-way oil cylinders and are mounted at two ends of the die lifting arms, and fixed to the upper working table, and proximity switches for controlling the rising and falling of the die lifting arms are mounted on the upper working table.

US Pat. No. 10,335,848

PRESS-MOLDED ARTICLE MANUFACTURING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CHANGING PRESS MOLDS AND GRIPPERS

1. A method for exchanging press molds and grippers in an automatic press-molded article manufacturing system using a double robot line for a tandem press line, the method comprising the steps of:receiving, from a controller, an exchange signal to change a first press mold and a first gripper;
stopping a gripping task for carrying a raw material and a pressing process performed on a first raw material according to the exchange signal;
automatically changing the first gripper to a second gripper;
automatically changing the first press mold to a second press mold simultaneously with changing the first gripper to the second gripper;
transferring a second raw material using the second gripper; and
performing a pressing process on the second raw material using the second press mold, wherein the system includes a first press, a second press positioned behind the first press, and a third press positioned behind the second press, wherein the steps by the second press are performed independently from the steps by the first press, and the steps by the third press are performed independently from the steps by the first press and the steps by the second press, and wherein the pressing processes, the step of changing the first press mold to the second press mold, and the step of changing the first gripper to the second gripper are continuously performed through the first press, the second press, and the third press, wherein the step of changing the first gripper to the second gripper includes the steps of:
moving down a robot safety door attached to a rotating table with the second gripper;
moving a raw material supply robot with the first gripper to the rotating table;
attaching the first gripper to the rotating table and then removing the first gripper from the raw material supply robot;
after attaching the second gripper to the raw material supply robot, disconnecting the second gripper from the rotating table;
moving the raw material supply robot with the second gripper to a position for the gripping task; and
moving up the robot safety door.

US Pat. No. 10,335,847

BULK TEXTURED MATERIAL SHEETING

GRIPMETAL LIMITED, Dubli...

1. A process for making bulk textured material sheeting, comprising:a) feeding a continuous supply of material sheeting to a texturing apparatus; and
b) repeatedly impacting the sheeting with toothed knives of the texturing apparatus, each knife creating a row of raised and pointed structures on the sheeting to texture the sheeting;
wherein step b) comprises actuating a first one of the knives downward and across the sheeting, and actuating a second one of the knives downward and across the sheeting in an opposing direction;
wherein each pointed structure has a finished height of between 150% to 300% of a thickness of the sheeting; and
wherein in step b), the sheeting is not perforated.

US Pat. No. 10,335,846

MANUFACTURING METHOD AND MANUFACTURING DEVICE OF SHEARED COMPONENTS

1. A method of manufacturing a plurality of sheared components by performing a shearing a plurality of times by using a punch and a die with respect to a workpiece of which a Vicker's hardness is equal to or greater than 0.3 times and less than 1.0 times the lower one of the Vicker's hardness of the punch and the Vicker's hardness of the die, the method comprising:fixing the workpiece to the die, and
performing a shearing process a plurality of times, wherein the shearing process includes punching the workpiece by bringing the punch and the die relatively close to each other a plurality of times to produce a sheared component,
wherein,
the punch includes a first tip end surface which opposes the workpiece, and a first cutting edge having a first retracting surface which retracts from the first tip end surface considering an approaching direction to the die as a standard; and
the die includes a second tip end surface which opposes the workpiece, and a second cutting edge having a second retracting surface which retracts from the second tip end surface considering an approaching direction to the punch as a standard,
wherein the first retracting surface in a case of being viewed on a section perpendicular to the first tip end surface, is a curved surface having a curvature that is equal to or greater than Rmin (mm) defined by a following Equation 1 and that is equal to or less than Rmax (mm) defined by a following Equation 2, or a chamfer having an inclination angle of 45° with respect to a tangent of the first tip end surface, and having a width dimension that is equal to or greater than ?min (mm) defined by a following Equation 3 and that is equal to or less than ?max (mm) defined by a following Equation 4, and
wherein the second retracting surface in a case of being viewed on a section perpendicular to the second tip end surface, is a curved surface having a curvature that is equal to or greater than Rmin (mm) defined by the following Equation 1 and that is equal to or less than Rmax (mm) defined by the following Equation 2, or a chamfer having an inclination angle of 45° with respect to a tangent of the second tip end surface, and having a width dimension that is equal to or greater than ?min (mm) defined by the following Equation 3 and that is equal to or less than ?max (mm) defined by the following Equation 4
Rmin=(0.9+0.2e?0.08c)(0.3571x2?0.2595x+0.0965)  (Equation 1)
Rmax=(0.9+0.2e?0.08c)(?9.1856x4+25.17x3?24.95x2+11.054x?1.5824)   (Equation 2)
?min=0.0222e2.0833x(0.9+0.1e?0.07c)  (Equation 3)
?max=(0.9+0.1e?0.07c)(?0.3274x2+0.9768x?0.1457)  (Equation 4)
here, e is a base of a natural logarithms, c (mm) indicates a clearance between an inner surface of the die and an outer surface of the punch, and x of the punch is a hardness ratio obtained by dividing the Vicker's hardness of the workpiece by the Vicker's hardness of the punch, x of the die is a hardness ratio obtained by dividing the Vicker's hardness of the workpiece by the Vicker's hardness of the die, and satisfies 0.3?x<1.0.

US Pat. No. 10,335,845

HOT-STAMPING FURNACE AND METHOD OF HOT STAMPING

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A hot-stamping furnace comprising:a housing defining a heating chamber having at least one partition dividing the heating chamber into at least first and second zones configured to have different temperatures, wherein the at least one partition defines a slot extending between the first and second zones such that a blank is receivable in the heating chamber with portions of the blank disposed in both the first and second zones, and wherein the heating chamber includes an opening;
a door movably mounted on the housing to extend over only a portion of the opening when in a closed position; and
a detachable panel extending from an edge of the door such that the panel extends over a portion of the opening that the door does not extend over.

US Pat. No. 10,335,844

FOLDING DEVICE FOR FORMING A CORRUGATION IN A METAL SHEET AND METHOD FOR USING A FOLDING DEVICE

GAZTRANSPORT ET TECHNIGAZ...

16. A method of using a bending device to form a corrugation (2) in a metal sheet (1) intended for the construction of an airtight membrane of a fluid storage tank, the bending device comprising:a lower frame (9);
a lower die having a first and a second die element (14, 15), each having a bearing surface (16) for the metal sheet (1) and a concave half-impression, the first and second die elements (14, 15) each being mounted so as to slide on the lower frame (9) in a direction x, so as to be able to slide between a far position and a near position, the half-impressions of the first and second die elements (14, 15) together defining an impression (13) corresponding to the shape of the corrugation being formed when the first and second die elements (14, 15) are in their near position, said first and second die elements (14, 15) being returned to their far position by a first return unit (27);
an upper punch (11), arranged above the lower die, comprising a lower end provided with a head (12) having a shape complementary to that of the impression (13), said upper punch being able to move vertically with respect to the lower frame (9) between a position of rest and a bending position in which the head (12) of said upper punch (11) is engaged inside the impression (13) of the lower die so as to press on the metal sheet (1); and
a first and a second side clamp (17, 18), extending on either side of the upper punch (11), above the lower die, respectively facing the first and the second die elements (14, 15), said first and second side clamps (17, 18) being mounted able to slide in the direction x between a near position and a far position and being returned to their far position by a second return unit; the first and the second side clamps (17, 18) being able to move vertically with respect to the lower frame (9) between a released position and a clamping position in which the first and the second side clamps (17, 18) are respectively brought near the bearing surface (16) of the first die element (14) and that of the second die element (15) so as to clamp the metal sheet (1) against the bearing surface of the first and the second die elements (14, 15);
said method involving:
the positioning of a metal sheet (1) to bear against the bearing surfaces (16) of the first and second die elements (14, 15);
the movement of the first and second side clamps (17, 18) into their clamping position in which the first and the second side clamps (17, 18) force the metal sheet (1) respectively against the bearing surface of the first die element (14) and the second die element (15);
the movement of the upper punch (11) into its bending position in which the head (12) of the upper punch (11) presses the metal sheet (1) inside the impression (13) of the lower die so as to form a corrugation (2), said movement of the upper punch from its position of rest into its bending position resulting in a bending of the metal sheet such that the metal sheet transmits a traction force in the direction x to the die elements (14, 15) and to the side clamps (17, 18) and thus moves the die elements (14, 15) and the side clamps (17, 18) into their near position.

US Pat. No. 10,335,843

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING BENT MEMBER, AND HOT-BENDING APPARATUS FOR STEEL MATERIAL

1. A method for manufacturing a bent member, the method comprising:feeding an elongated steel material in a longitudinal direction with one end portion of the steel material as a head;
performing high-frequency induction heating to one portion of the steel material in the longitudinal direction by being supplied high-frequency power to form a high-temperature portion;
bending the steel material by applying a bending moment in an arbitrary direction to the high-temperature portion to form a bent portion, the bending comprising:
forming the bent portion having a ratio R/W which is equal to or lower than a predetermined value, where the ratio R/W is a ratio obtained by dividing a bending radius R [mm] of the bent portion on a centroid line of the steel material by a dimension W [mm] in a bend direction in a cross-section of the steel material orthogonal to the centroid line;
slowing down a feeding speed (V1) of the steel material, where the V1 is the feeding speed of the steel material while forming the bent portion having the ratio R/W which is more than the predetermined value;
reducing the high-frequency power (Q1) supplied while forming the high-temperature portion, where the Q1 is the high-frequency power supplied while forming the bent portion having the ratio R/W which is more than the predetermined value; and
injecting a cooling medium to the bent portion to cool the bent portion, and
the feeding of the elongated steel material, the performing of high-frequency induction heating, the bending of the steel material and the injecting of a cooling medium occurs as the steel material is moving.

US Pat. No. 10,335,842

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING DATA ON A WORK PIECE

1. A method for encoding data on a work piece, the method comprising:engraving a concave circular feature on the work piece;
engraving a plurality of ring lands on the work piece within the concave circular feature;
wherein the plurality of ring lands are arranged in a pattern according to a data encoding schema.

US Pat. No. 10,335,839

COMPONENT CONNECTOR SERVICER

Lockheed Martin Corporati...

1. A system, comprising:a connector service holder, comprising:
a body comprising a front end and a back end positioned apart from the front end;
a channel within the body and configured to hold at least a portion of a service unit, the channel comprising:
a front opening positioned proximate to the front end of the body, wherein the front opening is configured to allow at least a portion of the service unit, or at least a portion of a connector, to pass through the front opening; and
a back opening positioned proximate to the back end of the body, wherein the back opening is configured to allow at least a portion of a pushrod to pass through the back opening;
a guiderail extending along at least a portion of the channel and configured to couple with the pushrod;
an adapter configured to couple with at least a portion of the service unit and at least a portion of the body;
pushrod stabilizer opening configured to allow at least a portion of the pushrod to pass through the pushrod stabilizer opening;
the pushrod comprising:
a pushrod body;
a pushrod head coupled to the pushrod body; and
a pushrod guiderail mate coupled to the pushrod, wherein the pushrod guiderail mate is configured to couple with the guiderail; and
at least one of a guide hole and a guide pin positioned on the body and configured to align the connector service holder with a connector by coupling the at least one of a guide hole and a guide pin with a corresponding object;
the service unit, comprising at least one of a cleaning unit and an inspection unit held, at least partially, in the channel and coupled to the adapter; and
a tool coupled to the connector service holder, the tool comprising:
a first interface configured to couple to the connector service holder; and
a second interface configured to couple to another object;
wherein the tool is configured to align the connector service holder with a connector by coupling the second interface to the other object.

US Pat. No. 10,335,838

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR HIGH SPEED FOD DETECTION

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. A system for detection of foreign object debris material on a surface, the system comprising:a thermal excitation source configured to direct infrared radiation across the surface;
an infrared camera configured to scan the surface and output a first signal proportional to emitted infrared radiation emitted by at least one of the surface and a first type of foreign object debris material, the emitted infrared radiation responsive to the infrared radiation from the thermal excitation source;
a controller coupled to the thermal excitation source and to the infrared camera, the controller configured to compare the first signal from the infrared camera with a first threshold to detect presence of the first type of foreign object debris material; and
a controllable nozzle coupled to a high pressure gas source and coupled to the controller, wherein the controller, in response to detection of the first type of foreign object debris material on the surface, directs gas through the controllable nozzle at the first type of foreign object debris material.

US Pat. No. 10,335,837

SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS

SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd....

1. A substrate processing apparatus for processing a substrate by ejecting a processing liquid, comprising:an ejection part that ejects a processing liquid toward said substrate;
supply piping having one end connected to a processing-liquid supply part via a first filter and the other end connected to said ejection part, said processing-liquid supply part supplying said processing liquid, and said first filter removing particles; and
an air-bubble capturing part that is inserted at a position between said first filter and said ejection part in said supply piping and captures air bubbles generated in said processing liquid by passing through said first filter,
wherein pressure loss caused by said air-bubble capturing part is approximately equal to or smaller than pressure loss caused by said first filter,
said air-bubble capturing part includes a second filter,
said air-bubble capturing part being configured to capture air bubbles generated until said processing liquid that has passed through said first filter reaches said air-bubble capturing part,
said first filter and said second filter are directly connected to each other through said supply piping,
the pressure loss of said second filter of said air-bubble capturing part is smaller than that of said first filter,
a distance from said air-bubble capturing part to said ejection part in said supply piping is shorter than a distance from a pressure source to said air-bubble capturing part in said supply piping, said pressure source applying pressure to said processing liquid,
said air-bubble capturing part includes a deaerating mechanism that releases air bubbles to the outside, and
between said air-bubble capturing part and said ejection part in said supply piping, no valve is provided for opening or closing said flow path of said supply piping.

US Pat. No. 10,335,836

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TREATING SUBSTRATE

SEMES CO., LTD., Chungch...

1. A method for treating a substrate with a treatment liquid, wherein the substrate is treated while a supply location at which the treatment liquid is supplied onto the substrate that is rotated is moved in an outward direction from a central area of the substrate towards a peripheral area of the substrate or in an inward direction from a peripheral area of the substrate towards a central area of the substrate a plurality of times to form a plurality of outward and inward movements of the supply location, and wherein movement distances of the plurality of outward and inward movements of the supply location become shorter as a number of the outward and inward movements of the supply location increases.

US Pat. No. 10,335,834

WASTE STORAGE DEVICE AND CORRESPONDING SORTING METHOD

UZER, Paris (FR)

1. A waste storage device comprising:at least two compartments suitable for storing waste;
an acquisition unit that acquires at least one characteristic of waste that is to be stored in said waste storage device;
a processor unit that obtains first data identifying said waste from said at least one characteristic;
a communications unit that sends the first data to a server that is remote from the waste storage device and for receiving, in response to said sending, second data; and
an advice supply unit that delivers sorting advice to a user, the sorting advice being obtained from said second data, said sorting advice serving to identify at least one compartment of said at least two compartments in which at least a portion of said waste should be stored,
the sorting advice comprising at least a first identifier of a first compartment among the at least two compartments of the waste storage device and a second identifier of a second compartment among the at least two compartments of the waste storage device that is distinct from said first compartment,
the sorting advice comprising a first instruction identifying a first portion of the waste in association with the first identifier, and a second instruction identifying a second portion of the waste in association with the second identifier.

US Pat. No. 10,335,832

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CLASSIFYING AND DEDUSTING GRANULAR POLYSILICON

WACKER CHEMIE AG, Munich...

1. A method for classifying and dedusting granular polysilicon, comprising:feeding granular polysilicon into a screening plant, screening the granular polysilicon into two or more fractions of different sizes by means of one or more screen surfaces of a screening plant, wherein a throwing motion of the granular polysilicon in the screening plant removes adhering dust particles from the granular polysilicon, and withdrawing the removed dust particles from the screening plant by means of a gas flow supplied to the screening plant, wherein the screening plant is of gas-tight design, and supply and takeoff of gas are effected such that the screening plant is at a positive pressure compared to the pressure of the surroundings, the screening plant comprising a lid and a bottom, and wherein injection of a gas stream is effected at the lid of the screening plant during the screening process, thereby transporting the dust particles in cocurrent flow with the granular polysilicon to a discharge at the bottom of the screening plant, removing the dust particles at the bottom of the screening plant, and collecting at least one fraction of granular polysilicon.

US Pat. No. 10,335,831

SIEVE CLEANERS, SIEVE UNIT, AND METHODS

1. A brushless sieve cleaner for cleaning a sieving surface of a sieve box, said sieve box comprising the sieving surface and a sieve floor, the sieve cleaner comprising:a wobble foot extending along a main axis of the brushless sieve cleaner and configured such that the wobble foot can be positioned on the sieve floor and the brushless sieve cleaner can be tilted around about the wobble foot; and
at least one cleaning element with a cleaning region, which comprises no brushes or bristles, and the, or each, cleaning region having a plurality of cleaning surfaces for cleaning the sieving surface;
wherein each individual one of the plurality of cleaning surfaces is configured and arranged so as to be capable of making contact with the sieving surface along at least a line of contact, whereby upon rotation of the brushless sieve cleaner about the main axis, each cleaning surface sweeps out a planar region,
and each of the plurality of cleaning surfaces is separated from each neighboring cleaning surface by a slot formed in the cleaning region, wherein each slot extends in a slot direction which is at an angle to a radial direction with respect to the main axis which is in a range of 30° to 60°.

US Pat. No. 10,335,830

ULTRASONIC PROBE

Toshiba Medical Systems C...

1. An ultrasonic probe comprising:a plurality of piezoelectric elements configured to transmit and receive ultrasonic waves;
a flexible printed circuit located on a rear surface side of the piezoelectric elements and electrically connected to the piezoelectric elements;
one of an air gap layer located on a rear surface side of the flexible printed circuit and having air gaps, and a resin layer obtained by filling the air gap layer with a resin and located on the rear surface side of the flexible printed circuit;
a plurality of first conductive members electrically connected to the piezoelectric elements, respectively, and disposed on the rear surface of side of the flexible printed circuit, wherein
the plurality of piezoelectric elements are arranged on the printed circuit board with gaps therebetween, and
each of the plurality of first conductive members is disposed at a position corresponding to one of the gaps.

US Pat. No. 10,335,829

DEVICE FOR GENERATING MECHANICAL VIBRATIONS

1. A mechanical-vibration-generating-device for generating a mechanical vibration, the mechanical vibration having a vibrationl direction, the mechanical-vibration-generating-device comprising:rigid bushings comprising at least a beginning rigid bushing and an end rigid bushing,
at least one axial piezoelectric stack positioned between the beginning rigid bushing and the end rigid bushing, the at least one axial piezoelectric stack having an imaginary axis;
the imaginary axis being aligned with the vibration direction,
a coupling for interconnecting the beginning rigid bushing and the end rigid bushing in the direction of the imaginary axis of the piezoelectric stack,
the rigid bushings and the piezoelectric stack defining a common internal channel,
the rigid bushings defining a first connective passage and a second connective passage, the first connective passage and the second connective passage providing a fluid path between the common internal channel and an ambient environment,
the first connective passage having a first valve and the second connective passage having a second valve,
the first valve being configured as an inlet valve and the second valve being configured as an outlet valve,
the at least one axial piezoelectric stack being configured in response to being supplied with electrical voltage, to change its thickness that causes alternate decrease and increase in volume of the fluid in the common internal channel,
the inlet valve and outlet valve being configured, in response to decrease and increase in volume of the fluid in the common internal channel, alternately opening and closing due to pressure difference in the common internal channel and ambient environment, and provide cooling fluid movement through the common internal channel in one direction.

US Pat. No. 10,335,828

VIBRATION MOTOR

AAC TECHNOLOGIES PTE. LTD...

1. A vibration motor, comprising:a shell providing an accommodating space; and
a vibrating system elastically suspended and accommodated in the accommodating space, the vibrating system comprising a magnet assembly and a coil assembly arranged opposite to each other, the magnet assembly driving the coil assembly to vibrate, meanwhile, the coil assembly driving the magnet assembly to vibrate;
wherein the coil assembly comprises a first mass member, a coil unit with a lead wire, and a first circuit board connected to the lead wire; the coil unit and the first circuit board are fixed to the first mass member, the vibration motor further comprises a second circuit board fixed to the shell, and a twist wire unit connected between the first circuit board and the second circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,335,827

ULTRASONIC TRANSDUCER DEVICE WITH THROUGH-SUBSTRATE VIA

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A transducer device, comprising:a substrate having a first side and a second side opposite the first side;
a transducer cell, including:
a dielectric layer over the first side of the substrate, the dielectric layer having a first region and a second region thinner than and laterally surrounded by the first region to define a cavity;
a membrane layer enclosing the cavity and including a movable membrane over the second region of the dielectric layer; and
a through-substrate via (TSV) penetrating the substrate, the dielectric layer, and the membrane layer.

US Pat. No. 10,335,826

APPLYING FLUID TO A SUBSTRATE

HP SCITEX LTD., Netanya ...

1. A method of applying fluid in a desired pattern to a substrate, comprising:determining the desired pattern of fluid to be applied to the substrate;
controlling a first array of fluid applicators that extends across a width of a path of the substrate to apply fluid to the substrate to form a first portion of the pattern, wherein an applicator of the first array of fluid applicators spans a section of the substrate that includes portions of the substrate both in and out of the pattern, and wherein the controlling includes controlling the first array of fluid applicators to cause the applicator to not apply fluid to the section of the substrate; and
controlling a second fluid applicator to apply fluid to the portions of the substrate that the applicator of the first array of fluid applicators was not controlled to apply fluid during application of the fluid to form the first portion of the pattern, the second fluid applicator being separately movable from the first array of fluid applicators.

US Pat. No. 10,335,825

PAINT ROLLER

1. A paint roller sleeve assembly, comprising:(a) a hollow cylindrical core in the form of a resiliently compressible tube having a length and a cylindrical tube wall, the cylindrical tube wall defining a continuous slit extending longitudinally over all of said length, and the cylindrical core being free from structures extending inwardly from the wall;
(b) a flexible tubular outer cover surrounding the cylindrical core and kept tight thereon by elastic expansive force exerted outwardly by the cylindrical core, the outer cover having a flexible paint-carrying pile layer and a flexible backing layer;
(c) the thus assembled cylindrical core and flexible tubular outer cover defining an unobstructed cylindrical interior space and being configured so that the assembled cylindrical core and flexible tubular outer cover can be mounted on a conventional sleeve support portion of a conventional paint roller handle, in place of a conventional paint roller sleeve; and
(d) wherein the cylindrical core is sufficiently elastic to be resiliently and temporarily reduced in diameter by a great enough distance to relax outward pressure of the cylindrical core against an interior of the flexible tubular outer cover and thus to enable the outer cover to be slid longitudinally along and removed from the cylindrical core and similarly to be replaced onto the cylindrical core without damage to the flexible tubular outer cover when the paint roller sleeve assembly is separate and apart from and not mounted on a sleeve support portion of a paint roller handle.

US Pat. No. 10,335,824

GLUE APPLICATION ROLLER FOR USE IN A GLUING ASSEMBLY EQUIPPED WITH AT LEAST ONE SCOOPING ROLLER

MUELLER MARTINI HOLDING A...

1. A glue application roller for use in a gluing assembly equipped with at least one scooping roller, the glue application roller comprising:a glue roller body that is provided with a central hole to receive a drive shaft, the glue roller body having at least two parts including:
a base that is operatively connected to the drive shaft by a non-positive fit, and
an outer ring that is configured with at least one cavity, the base and the outer ring being coupled to each other by at least one force-locking connection,
wherein, on at least one side of the glue roller body, there are flow-conduits that ensure that compressed air and/or another gaseous or liquid medium is fed into or discharged from the cavity so as to effectuate a change in a circumferential contour of the cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,335,823

APPARATUSES FOR APPLYING GLUTINOUS SUBSTANCES TO SEAMS

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. An applicator for applying a glutinous substance to a seam between a first part and a second part, the applicator comprising:a roller, comprising a first lateral surface, a second lateral surface opposite of the first lateral surface, and a circumferential surface, separating the first lateral surface and the second lateral surface; and
a housing, comprising a delivery port, a scraper, and a shaper;
and wherein:
the roller is coupled to the housing and is rotatable relative to the housing about an axis;
the housing at least partially encloses the circumferential surface of the roller;
the circumferential surface of the roller is fluidly communicatively coupled with the delivery port;
the first lateral surface and the second lateral surface are isolated from the delivery port;
an intersection of the circumferential surface of the roller and any virtual plane, containing the axis, is a non-linear segment;
the scraper is geometrically complementary at least with the non-linear segment of the circumferential surface of the roller; and
the shaper is fluidically communicatively coupled with the scraper.

US Pat. No. 10,335,822

SHOWERHEAD DIRECTIONAL CONTROL APPARATUS

1. A showerhead directional control apparatus for use by physically challenged individuals while seated on a shower or tub seat comprising:a mounting section including a coupling for operably connecting the mounting section to a showerhead assembly,
a handle section pivotally connected to the mounting section, the handle section being pivotable with respect to the mounting section between a nonuse position and at least one use position in which the angle of the showerhead upon a water supply pipe can be varied by a shower occupant seated upon the shower or tub seat by exerting a lateral or up and down force upon the handle section,
the pivot of the handle section to the mounting section being through a horizontal pivot enabling the handle section to be moved into said nonuse position out of the way of a shower occupant using the shower in a stand-up shower mode, and
a rod member mounted within a channel in the handle section and being slidable within the channel such that an end of the rod member can extend out of an end of the channel into a corresponding recess in the mounting section in order to secure the handle section against pivoting with respect to the mounting section.

US Pat. No. 10,335,821

ACCESSIBLE HOUSING DEVICE

1. A pop up sprinkler housing for seating over a pop up sprinkler assembly, said housing comprising:a housing body having a sidewall with a top rim and a bottom rim, said bottom rim including openings extending upwardly from said bottom rim a distance such that said housing body can be seated over and straddle at least one water feed line located in said openings; said housing having an interior cavity that a human can reach into said housing and access a sprinkler located therein, without having to dig up the ground around the sprinkler;
a removable housing cover at the top of said housing, said housing cover having a perimeter sidewall having spaced top and bottom rims; said housing cover defining an opening and including a plurality of separate resiliently flexible fingers projecting inwardly from said sidewall in a plane located between said top and bottom rims; said perimeter sidewall above said fingers comprising a retainer lip for a safety cover, and said perimeter sidewall below said fingers defining a bottom lip for embracing said top rim of said housing; said resilient fingers extending inwardly to inner ends spaced from one another and leaving an opening between said inner ends of said fingers which is smaller than a circumferential dimension of the sprinkler assembly for which said housing is intended to be used, such that when said housing is seated over an upright pop up sprinkler assembly, said fingers engage, flex out of the way and resiliently press against the upright sprinkler assembly, whereby said housing can be positioned over pop up sprinklers having differing diameters;
a donut shaped safety cover having an inner wall defining a central opening for accommodating a pop up sprinkler projecting there through, an outer perimeter wall and a top wall joining said inner and outer walls, and interior structure between said inner and outer walls which seat within said retainer lip of said housing cover, whereby said safety cover covers said top rim of said housing cover, and is securely supported against shifting and canting with respect to said sprinkler housing and a sprinkler housed therein.

US Pat. No. 10,335,820

PAINTING METHOD AND PAINTING FACILITY

Taikisha Ltd., Tokyo (JP...

1. A painting facility, comprising:a preceding painting area equipped with a preceding sprayer for effecting a preceding painting operation on a painting object by paint spraying;
a preceding painting robot as a part of a painting robot having an arm leading end portion and while effecting the preceding painting operation on the painting object, displacing the painting object relative to the preceding sprayer by an action of the preceding painting robot, keeping the painting object connected to the arm leading end portion of the preceding painting robot;
a subsequent painting area equipped with a subsequent sprayer for effecting a subsequent painting operation on the painting object by paint spraying;
a subsequent painting robot as a part of the painting robot having an arm leading end portion and, which, while effecting the subsequent painting operation on the painting object, displaces the painting object relative to the subsequent sprayer by an action of the subsequent painting robot, while keeping the painting object connected to the arm leading end portion of the subsequent painting robot;
a holder via which the painting object is connected to the arm leading end portion of each of the preceding painting robot and the subsequent painting robot;
a transfer section located near the preceding painting area and the subsequent painting area; and
a controller for causing the preceding painting robot and the subsequent painting robot respectively to act automatically in accordance with a preset operational program;
wherein, after completion of the preceding painting operation in the preceding painting area, the controller causes the painting object connected to the arm leading end portion of the preceding painting robot via the holder to be held to the transfer section by an action of the preceding painting robot with the holder, and connection between the arm leading end portion of the preceding painting robot and the holder is released, while keeping connection between the painting object and the holder, and
wherein subsequently, while the arm leading end portion of the preceding painting robot is retracted from the transfer section, by an action of the subsequent painting robot, the controller causes the arm leading end portion of the subsequent painting robot, while keeping the connection thereof to the painting object, to be connected to the holder, which is being held to the transfer section, such that the painting object is shifted to the subsequent painting operation in the subsequent painting area in succession.

US Pat. No. 10,335,819

VISUAL PERFORMANCE INFORMATION OF AN EJECTION DEVICE

HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPME...

1. A print cartridge, comprising:a housing;
an ejection device mounted to the housing, the ejection device to dispense a composition;
an array mounted to the housing and comprising a visible marker, the visible marker to store information regarding performance of the ejection device; and
a circuit coupled to the ejection device, the circuit to:
measure performance of the ejection device and create information regarding the measured performance of the ejection device; and
actuate the visible marker to store the information regarding the measured performance of the ejection device in the visible marker, the visual marker having a physical characteristic to be changed in response to the actuation by the circuit, the changed physical characteristic persistently storing, in the visible marker, the information regarding the measured performance and being visually perceptible from outside the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,335,818

DUAL DISPENSER

APTAR FRANCE SAS, Le Neu...

1. A dual dispenser comprising two pumps that are associated respectively with two different fluid reservoirs, and a dispenser head, the dispenser head including an outlet channel that forms a dispenser orifice, the outlet channel being fed with the fluids coming from both pumps;wherein:
the two pumps include respective actuator rods that are movable axially over strokes of different lengths, namely a first actuator rod having a long stroke, and a second actuator rod having a short stroke; and
the dispenser head includes a pivot member that forms two bearing elements that are constrained to move together, so as to move both actuator rods simultaneously over an axial height that corresponds to the short stroke, with one bearing element then continuing movement so as to terminate the long stroke by pivoting and turning the pivot member about the bearing element that is blocked in position as a result of the second actuator rod already being fully depressed.

US Pat. No. 10,335,817

SYSTEM FOR SPRAYING A DISPENSABLE MATERIAL AND METHODS RELATING THERETO

1. A system for spraying a material, comprising:a nozzle;
a disposable single piece housing having a reservoir therewithin for holding a material, a mixing chamber, and a discharge tube extending from the mixing chamber and providing an outlet;
an actuator; and
an attachment mechanism configured to couple the single piece housing to a container configured to hold a solvent to be mixed with the material.

US Pat. No. 10,335,816

ALL PLASTIC WATER RESISTANT PUMP

1. A hand operated dispensing pump made from all plastic materials, for dispensing fluid from a container, comprising:an actuator, a chaplet, a stem, a piston, a pump body, a check valve, and an elastic polymer spring;
the actuator including a flow passage having an inlet and an outlet;
the stem including a flow passage having an inlet and an outlet;
the pump body formed as a hollow, cylindrical body, having an open upper end, a fluid inlet at a lower end, and an interior volume therebetween;
the check valve formed integrally with the pump body and disposed at the lower end and above the fluid inlet of the pump body;
the stem configured such that the piston is attached to the inlet of the stem;
the piston configured to be slidable downwardly on the stem to close the inlet of the flow passage of the stem and configured to be slidable upwardly on the stem to open the inlet of the flow passage of the stem;
the chaplet configured to be disposed within the open upper end of the pump body;
the stem configured to be disposed via guide means within the chaplet;
the piston configured to slidably engage an interior cylindrical wall of the pump body and seal against the interior wall of the pump body;
the flow passage of the actuator configured to be in fluid communication with the flow passage of the stem, the flow passage of the stem configured to be in fluid communication with the interior volume of the pump body, the interior volume of the pump body configured to be in fluid communication with a product to be dispensed;
the elastic polymer spring configured to drive the actuator to a rest position;
wherein, upon a down-stroke of the actuator, the check valve closes the fluid inlet of the pump body and the piston slides upwardly and sealing on the stem opening the inlet of the flow passage of the stem; and
wherein, upon an up-stroke of the actuator, the check valve opens the fluid inlet of the pump body and the piston slides downwardly on the stem closing the inlet of the flow passage of the stem.

US Pat. No. 10,335,814

FLUID APPLICATION SYSTEM

1. A fluid application system, comprising:a first container;
a second container including:
a reservoir holding a non-pressurized product; and
a valve assembly that includes a product intake conduit and a spring biased valve stem, wherein the valve stem is at least one of an upwardly extending conduit or reciprocating conduit, which is in fluid communication with the product intake conduit, and the valve stem includes an inlet end disposed to receive the non-pressurized product from the second container and an outlet end that provides an outlet from the second container; and
a sprayer housing that receives fluid from the first container, that operatively engages with and disengages from the second container, and that receives the non-pressurized product from the second container when engaged with the second container,
wherein the sprayer housing includes an inlet port to receive the fluid from the first container, an inlet passageway to receive the non-pressurized product from the second container, and a mixing chamber in fluid communication with the inlet port and the inlet passageway, and
wherein the inlet passageway is configured to receive and surround the outlet end of the valve stem as the sprayer housing engages the valve assembly, to receive the non-pressurized product.

US Pat. No. 10,335,813

PUSH-TYPE NOZZLE ASSEMBLY

Derjin (Jiangsu) Plastic ...

1. A push-type nozzle assembly comprising:a cylinder being a tubular cylinder and having a recess and a passage formed in a bottom thereof;
a check valve located in the recess, an entrance formed between the check valve and the recess, the check valve capable of opening and closing the entrance;
a plunger being a hollow plunger and having a first insertion and a second insertion, the second insertion extending through the passage via the check valve, the first insertion located above the check valve;
a piston being a hollow piston and located in the cylinder, the piston including a piston rod and a piston head that is integrally connected to the piston rod, the piston head located corresponding to the first insertion, the piston head being reciprocally movable along an inner periphery of the cylinder, when the piston head moves to the first insertion, the first insertion seals a bottom end of the piston rod;
a spring mounted to the piston rod so as to create a spring force;
a rotating member mounted to an upper portion of the cylinder and adapted to be connected with a bottle;
a locking member being a hollow member and inserted into the cylinder;
an upper push rod having an upper tube and a bottom tube which is larger than the upper tube, the bottom tube extending through the locking member, a top end of the spring located in the bottom tube, a bottom end of the spring located in an inner bottom of the locking member, the upper tube mounted to a top end of the piston rod;
a suction valve extending through the upper tube and located in the top end of the piston rod, a top end of the suction valve located above the upper tube, and
a push head including an inner chamber, an outer chamber and a nozzle which communicates with the inner chamber, the inner chamber including a first locking portion formed therein, a preset distance formed between the first locking portion aid a top end of the inner chamber, the outer chamber having a second locking portion, the upper tube having a third locking portion formed on an outer surface thereof, the first and third locking portions being locked to each other, the locking member having a fourth locking portion formed on an outer surface thereof, the second and fourth locking portions being locked to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,335,811

TWO-PHASE FLOW NOZZLE

MORIZANE TRANSPORTATION C...

1. A two-phase fluid spraying nozzle comprising; a liquid nozzle having a first liquid passage and a liquid spraying exit having a diameter of ?A and injecting liquid from the first liquid passage, a circular recess having a diameter of ?B and which is provided at a top end of said liquid nozzle so that the liquid spraying exit comes to be lower than a top surface of said liquid nozzle, and a gas nozzle having a plurality of gas exiting gaps at a gas exit feeding compressed gas for atomizing the compressed gas from the gas exit; wherein ?A is smaller than ?B; wherein a plurality of extrusions, which are composed integrally on an upper surface at an end of said liquid nozzle and each of the plurality of extrusions having a pair of sidewalls, contact the lower surface of said gas nozzle, and are circumferentially spaced from each other so that said gas exiting gaps of the gas exit are formed by the upper surface of the liquid nozzle, the lower surface of the gas nozzle, and respective sidewalls of the plurality of extrusions; wherein the compressed gas exiting from said gas exiting gaps flows into the circular recess and becomes turbulent flow which thereby impinges on a liquid flow from the liquid spraying exit so as to make a mist therefrom; wherein the top surface of the liquid nozzle and the plurality of extrusions are perpendicular with the first liquid passage.

US Pat. No. 10,335,809

ROTATING PROJECTOR AND METHOD FOR SPRAYING A COATING PRODUCT

SAMES KREMLIN, Meylan (F...

1. A rotating projector for a coating product, comprising:a spraying bowl of the coating product having at least one circular spraying edge,
a turbine for driving the spraying bowl around a rotational axis,
a body that defines the rotational axis and which comprises primary openings arranged on a primary contour surrounding the rotational axis,
wherein
each primary opening is intended for injecting a primary air jet in a primary direction having, with respect to the rotational axis, an axial component and an orthoradial component which are not equal to zero, the primary direction has a radial component which is not equal to zero and which is centrifugal with respect to the rotational axis,
at a location along the rotational axis of the spraying bowl where the primary air jet crosses the at least one circular spraying edge of the spraying bowl, the primary air jet is at a radial distance from the rotational axis that is greater than the radius of the at least one circular spraying edge for expanding a jet width of the coating product being projected,
the body comprises secondary openings arranged on a secondary contour surrounding the rotational axis, each secondary opening being intended for ejecting a secondary air jet in a secondary direction having, with respect to the rotational axis, an axial component and a centripetal radial component which are not equal to zero, such that the secondary jet hits an external surface of the spraying bowl,
the primary and secondary contours of the primary and secondary openings coincide with a circle centered about the rotational axis, and
the primary direction forms, in a plane radial with respect to the rotational axis, a diverging angle between 3° and 12°.

US Pat. No. 10,335,808

FLOW CONTROL DEVICES AND RELATED SYSTEMS

Elliptic Works, LLC, Sou...

1. A flow control device, comprising:a body having an inner surface, an outer surface opposed to the inner surface, a first elliptical opening, a second elliptical opening spaced from the first elliptical opening along a first linear axis, the inner surface defining a passage that extends from the first elliptical opening to the second elliptical opening along the first linear axis, the passage defining an elliptical shape, the outer surface of the body further defining an inlet port disposed between the first elliptical opening and the second elliptical opening, and an elliptical shaped constriction in the passage disposed between the first elliptical opening and the second elliptical opening; and
a nozzle disposed in the inlet port so as to extend into the passage along a second linear axis that is angularly offset with respect to the first linear axis, the nozzle defining an exit port disposed in the passage the exit port being substantially perpendicular to the first linear axis, wherein the nozzle is configured to direct a flow of fluid from the inlet port through the exit port toward the second elliptical opening of the body along the first linear axis.

US Pat. No. 10,335,806

FLUID EJECTION DEVICE

FICO TRANSPAR, S.A., Bar...

1. A fluid-ejection device (100) comprising:a first member (110) having an inlet suitable for being connected to a source of fluid (120);
a second member (130) that can be moved relative to the first member (110); and
a control member (150) arranged to be at least in:
a first condition, in which the control member (150) is at least substantially inside the second member (130) preventing the flow of fluid through the second member (130) to define a first stroke (S1) of the second member (130) where no discharge of fluid is allowed out of the device (100);
a second condition, in which the control member (150) is at least substantially outside the second member (130) allowing the flow of fluid through the second member (130) to define a second stroke (S2) of the second member (130) along which discharge of fluid is allowed out of the device (100); and
a seal between the first member and the second member and attached to the second member, wherein the seal includes a one-way valve that allows the fluid supplied by the source of fluid to enter therein,
and wherein the second member is driven to move relative to the first member by pressurized fluid that pushes against the seal when supplied to the first member.

US Pat. No. 10,335,805

NOZZLE ARRANGEMENT AND DISPENSING HEAD

APTAR DORTMUND GMBH, Dor...

1. A nozzle arrangement for atomization of a fluid, wherein the nozzle arrangement has a channel for the fluid,wherein the channel has a first channel portion and a second channel portion that connects to the first channel portion in the direction of flow of the fluid,
wherein the first channel portion converges in the direction of flow of the fluid,
wherein the second channel portion is elongate and/or slot-like in cross section and bordered by two elongate side surfaces and two short leg surfaces,
wherein the leg surfaces are inclined relative to the direction of flow or a longitudinal axis of the channel, and/or wherein the second channel portion is embodied as a trapezoidal prism, with the side surfaces being arranged so as to be at least substantially parallel to one another, and
wherein a longitudinal extension of a flow cross section of the first channel portion that is the smallest and/or that is adjacent to the second channel portion is transverse to the longitudinal extension of a flow cross section of the second channel portion that is the smallest and/or that is adjacent to the first channel portion.

US Pat. No. 10,335,804

CENTRIFUGE WITH DAMPING ELEMENTS

1. A centrifuge (10), comprising:a rotor (12) for receiving containers with material to be centrifuged;
a drive shaft (14);
said rotor 12 is supported on said drive shaft;
a motor (18) drives said drive shaft (14),
said motor includes a rotational axis Y and a motor housing;
a bearing unit (30) with damping elements (36);
each damping element has a spring axis (36a);
a support element (54) for securing said motor (18) in said centrifuge via said bearing unit (30);
said spring axes (36a) of said damping elements (36) are placed at an acute angle ? to said rotational axis Y of said motor (18);
said bearing unit (30) comprises a plurality of struts (34);
each of said plurality of struts is connected to a respective one of said damping elements (36);
each of said struts (34) being positioned and arranged such that they are concentrically aligned with a respective one of said respective spring axis;
said motor (18) includes mounting feet (20) projecting from said motor housing (24); and,
said mounting feet (20) being mounted around said motor housing (24) uniformly spaced from each other and connecting said motor (18) to said bearing unit (30).

US Pat. No. 10,335,803

MODULAR CENTRIFUGE DEVICES AND METHODS

Sisu Global Health, Inc.,...

1. A centrifuge device for separating fluid samples, comprising:a base;
a rotatable sample carrier having a holder configured to securably hold a sample container, the rotatable sample carrier being enclosed in the base;
an input shaft coupled to the rotatable sample carrier such that the rotatable sample carrier is configured to rotate in unison with the input shaft;
a power assembly selectively coupled to the input shaft, the power assembly extending upward from the base, the input shaft extending from the power assembly; and
a power input device selectively coupled to the input shaft,
wherein the power input device is selected from a manual power input device or an electric power device, the electric power device comprising an electric motor,
wherein the centrifuge device is configured to switch between manual power and electric power via user toggling of the selected power input device coupled to the input shaft to move the input shaft to thereby rotate the rotatable sample carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,335,802

CENTRIFUGE AND SEGMENT HOLDER

Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A method of processing blood samples in a centrifuge, the centrifuge comprising a cup configured to house a blood bag system to be rotated by the centrifuge, said blood bag system comprising a bag capable of housing blood comprised of a plurality of blood components, and a tube connected to the bag, the method comprisingintroducing blood into the tube,
forming the tube into a plurality of tube segments separated by sealing portions, each tube segment having a length,
folding the tube at said sealing portions,
holding the plurality of tube segments with said lengths aligned in a parallel state,
inserting the tube segments into a tube segment holding section in said cup,
holding said lengths of said tube segments in a direction in which a centrifugal force acts during centrifugal processing or a direction inclined with respect to the direction in which the centrifugal force acts, and
separating blood in said tube segments into blood components by centrifugation.

US Pat. No. 10,335,801

LIGHT AND AIR FILTRATION UNIT WITH OZONE CATALYTIC OXIDATION

1. A light and air filtration unit with ozone catalytic oxidation, the unit comprising:a main housing comprising an upper tubular portion and a lower tubular portion connected to a lower side of the upper tubular portion, the lower tubular portion being formed therearound with a plurality of main housing air vents;
a hollow cylindrical catalytic filter disposed around the main housing air vents;
a hollow cylindrical high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter disposed around the hollow cylindrical catalytic filter;
at least one ozone generator disposed on an outer side of the HEPA filter;
an electric fan mounted within the upper tubular portion;
a light source provided on a lower side of the main housing;
a main control unit mounted within the lower tubular portion, the main control unit being electrically connected to the at least one ozone generator, the fan and the light source;
a lamp shade defining an outer casing, the outer casing comprising a top wall disposed above the upper tubular portion and formed with a plurality of air exhaust holes, a side wall surrounding and spaced apart from the HEPA filter and the light source, and a bottom opening; and
an annular air channel formed between the side wall of the outer casing and the HEPA filter;
wherein the fan draws air into the unit through the bottom opening and out of the unit through the air exhaust holes.

US Pat. No. 10,335,800

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A MINERAL MATERIAL PROCESSING PLANT AND A MINERAL MATERIAL PROCESSING PLANT

Metso Minerals, Inc., He...

1. A method for controlling a mineral material processing plant, characterized in that the method comprises:recognizing a change of amount and/or quality of material arriving to be processed;
in response to the recognized change of amount and/or quality of the material arriving to be processed, recognizing the load of a motor;
in response to the recognized load of the motor, increasing or decreasing the running speed of the motor of the mineral material processing plant while the operating speed of a crusher of the mineral material processing plant is held unchanged; and
as the operating speed of the crusher is held unchanged, the operating speed of at least one conveyor of mineral material changes in response to the increasing or decreasing of the running speed of the motor.

US Pat. No. 10,335,799

WATER JET SPLITTING CHAMBER FOR WASTE TIRES

Ecofortune Renewable Ener...

1. A water jet splitting chamber for waste tires comprising:a chamber body comprising:
a retaining wall located in the chamber body, wherein an inner space in the chamber body is divided into a splitting space and an actuator space which are isolated from each other by the retaining wall; and
an entrance disposed in a front side of the chamber body and communicating with the splitting space;
a water jet module mounted in the splitting space and comprising:
a slide seat being elongated, horizontally mounted on one of multiple interior walls of the chamber body, and located at a side of the splitting space; and
at least one water jet seat mounted on the slide seat, linearly moveable along a mounting direction of the slide seat, and comprising multiple water jet heads;
an actuator mounted in the actuator space of the chamber body and comprising:
a motor located in the actuator space; and
multiple linking rods driven by the motor and extending into the splitting space, with extending directions of the multiple linking rods being along the mounting direction of the slide seat, and with the multiple water jet heads of the at least one water jet seat facing toward the linking rods; and
a dust collection module communicating with the splitting space, located outside the splitting space, and comprising:
a collection cover connected with the retaining wall, with the retaining wall further comprising multiple channels communicating between the collection cover and the splitting space; and
a blower connected with the collection cover and located outside the chamber body.

US Pat. No. 10,335,798

CUTTER ASSEMBLY FOR GRINDING AND CRUSHING MACHINES WITH REPLACEABLE CUTTING EDGES

Gil Fredsall, Whitehall,...

1. A cutter assembly for mounting to one or more hammers of a rotor assembly for a grinding machine, the cutter assembly comprising:a base mounted to a hammer of a rotor assembly, the base having a truncated pyramid key extending upwardly and inwardly at a first angle from a surface of the base and a first center bore through the base, the truncated pyramid key surrounding the first center bore;
a tip mount having a truncated pyramid keyway extending upwardly and inwardly at a second angle from a lower surface into a body of the tip mount, the truncated pyramid keyway configured to mate with the truncated pyramid key of the base, a second center bore through the body of the tip mount, and a first recess in the body, the first recess being concentric with the second center bore, the truncated pyramid keyway surrounding the second center bore;
at least one cutting edge releasably secured to one end of the tip mount;
a wedge releasably secured to the tip mount further securing the at least one cutting edge mounted thereon;
a truncated pyramid arrangement formed by the truncated pyramid key of the base being received within the truncated pyramid keyway of the tip mount, the truncated pyramid arrangement configured to distribute vertical forces and horizontal forces that impart a sheering force; and
a first fastener extending through the first center bore and the second center bore, the first fastener being received by the hammer to secure the base and tip mount to the hammer, the first fastener having a head being received within the first recess.

US Pat. No. 10,335,797

HEAVY DUTY DRIVE ARRANGEMENT AND MILL

1. A mill comprising a milling table supported by at least one axial bearing and having a ring gear affixed to the milling table, the mill further comprising a heavy duty drive arrangement, the heavy duty drive arrangement comprising:a motor having a rotor axis, said motor driving a pinion; and
a first sequence comprising:
a first spur gear comprising a first gear wheel meshing with said pinion driven by the motor, said first gear wheel having an axis which is parallel to the rotor axis of the motor such that the axis of the first gear wheel diverges from the rotor axis by less than 5 degrees;
a second spur gear comprising a gear wheel, said gear wheel of the second spur gear having an axis which is parallel to the rotor axis of the motor such that the axis of the gear wheel of the second spur gear diverges from the rotor axis by less than 5 degrees;
a dynamic coupling comprising an input side wheel and an output side wheel; the input side wheel being dynamically coupled to the output side wheel via a resilient element; the resilient element comprising an elastic or fluidic material; the dynamic coupling being positioned between the first spur gear and the second spur gear; the input side wheel being driven by the first spur gear and the output side wheel driving the second spur gear; and,
drive pinion meshing with the ring gear and being coupled to the gear wheel of the second spur gear and having an axis of rotation which is parallel to the rotor axis such that the axis of the drive pinion diverges from the rotor axis by less than 5 degrees.

US Pat. No. 10,335,796

SIZING SCREENS FOR COMMINUTING MACHINES

Vermeer Manufacturing Com...

1. A screen for use with a grinder comprising:an arcuate body defining a center axis having a screening region extending along an upstream-to-downstream circumferential dimension from an upstream boundary to a downstream boundary and extending along a cross-dimension from a first side boundary to a second side boundary, the screening region defining a plurality of apertures, the apertures being arranged in tracks that extend parallel to the upstream-to-downstream dimension of the screening region;
each aperture defining a parallelogram having one pair of edges extending parallel to the upstream-to-downstream dimension of the screening region, each aperture also having a second pair of edges that are angled relative to the upstream-to-downstream dimension of the screening region, each aperture defining a downstream corner that is located farther downstream along the upstream-to-downstream dimension than any other portion of the aperture, the downstream corner having a radius.

US Pat. No. 10,335,794

DEVICE, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COOLING A REAGENT COMPARTMENT

STRATEC SE, Birkenfeld (...

11. A method for cooling a reagent compartment, wherein the method comprises the steps of:a. providing a device for cooling a reagent compartment comprising:
i. a housing with a first side for attachment to the reagent compartment, and a second side away from the reagent compartment opposite to the first side, a cooling unit with at least one cooling element with a warm upper side and a cold lower side, that is equipped with a cold side heat exchanger, wherein the cooling element is arranged close to the second side so that the cooling unit is maximally separated from the reagent compartment, said cooling unit, at least one first fan, a at least one cold air channel and at least one cold air opening at the first side of the housing for circulating cold air between the at least one cooling element and the reagent compartment in a closed system, wherein the at least one first fan is arranged within the at least one cold air channel between the at least one cold air outlet and the cold lower side of the cooling element; and
ii. at the first side of the housing at least one warm air inlet channel arranged below and separated from the at least one cold air channel for taking up warm air from the compartment and guiding it to the cold lower side of the at least one cooling element;
b. running the at least one fan for warm air circulation and the at least one fan for cold air circulation, so that cold air circulates from the cold lower side of the at least one cooling element into the reagent compartment and the warm air coming from the compartment is circulated to the cold lower side of the at least one cooling element.

US Pat. No. 10,335,793

CONNECTOR FOR FLUID CHROMATOGRAPHY

1. A connector for fluid chromatography having a female assembly including a receiving member being designed and configured to receive, and releasably interlock with, a male assembly, the male assembly comprising:a force-transmitting member for exerting axial pressurization;
a capillary conduit slidably accommodated in a passage in the force-transmitting member for transmitting chromatography fluid;
a sealing gasket surrounding a front end of the capillary conduit, the sealing gasket having a rearward facing surface located such as to directly contact a forward facing surface of the force-transmitting member for being subjected to axial pressurization thereby; and
a jacket surrounding the sealing gasket for providing axial guidance and alignment thereto.

US Pat. No. 10,335,792

REAGENT BOTTLE CAP, SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HANDLING CLOSURE CAPS AND LIKE

THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC ...

1. A system comprising:a bottle with a mouth;
a removable cap, the cap comprising a flexible body extending into the mouth of the bottle and having an inner recess, and a collar extending externally over the mouth of the bottle;
a gripper, the gripper comprising a mounting cone configured to fit within the inner recess of the body of the cap and a rim configured to extend over the collar of the cap, the rim comprising an attaching surface for the cap; and
a vacuum line within the mounting cone,
wherein, when the mounting cone is inserted into the recess of the body of the cap and the rim is extended over the collar, a vacuum is applied to the cap, the vacuum being sufficient to cause the flexible body to move inwards thereby moving the collar toward the attaching surface, facilitating detachment of the cap from the bottle.

US Pat. No. 10,335,791

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR SAMPLE ANALYSIS

Abbott Laboratories, Abb...

1. A method for sealing an array of wells having an aqueous fluid disposed therein by disposing a layer of immiscible fluid over the array of wells, the method comprising:actuating movement of a droplet of aqueous fluid towards a droplet of immiscible fluid by using digital microfluidics (DMF) electrodes such that the two droplets contact each other thereby forming a biphasic droplet comprising an aqueous phase formed by the droplet of aqueous fluid and a non-aqueous phase formed by the droplet of immiscible fluid;
actuating movement of the aqueous phase of the biphasic droplet by using DMF electrodes thereby pulling the non-aqueous phase present in the biphasic droplet towards an array of wells;
contacting the array of wells with the aqueous phase of the biphasic droplet by actuating movement of the aqueous phase of the biphasic droplet over the array of wells by using DMF electrodes; and
contacting the array of wells with the non-aqueous phase of the biphasic droplet by actuating movement of the aqueous phase of the biphasic droplet to a position adjacent the array of wells by using DMF electrodes such that the non-aqueous phase is pulled over the array of wells,
wherein contacting the array of wells with the non-aqueous phase of the biphasic droplet covers the array of wells with the immiscible fluid thereby sealing the array of wells.

US Pat. No. 10,335,790

MICRO-FLUIDIC SYSTEM USING MICRO-APERTURES FOR HIGH THROUGHPUT DETECTION OF CELLS

Purdue Research Foundatio...

1. A system for isolating target entities from a fluid, the system comprising:(a) a plurality of magnetic beads, wherein each of the magnetic beads is capable of binding to a target entity when the magnetic beads are added to a fluid containing the target entities, and wherein the magnetic beads are smaller than the target entities;
(b) a detector component comprising:
a body defining a reservoir; and
a plate separating the reservoir into a first chamber and a second chamber, wherein the plate defines a plurality of openings therethrough, wherein each opening is sized to permit passage of the magnetic beads and to prevent passage of the target entities, and wherein the body comprises a first inlet to the first chamber and a first outlet from the first chamber; and
(c) a magnet affixed to or supported relative to an outer surface of the detector component and arranged so that the second chamber and the plate are situated between the magnet and the first chamber, wherein the magnet generates a magnetic force at a surface of the plate facing the first chamber sufficient (i) to attract at least some of the magnetic beads not bound to a target entity through the openings in the plate from the first chamber into the second chamber and (ii) to attract and hold at least some of the target entities bound to the magnetic beads against the surface of the plate such that the target entities are not dislodged from the surface when fluid flows through the first chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,335,789

MAGNETIC SEPARATION FILTERS FOR MICROFLUIDIC DEVICES

The Trustees of the Unive...

1. A flexible magnetic separation device, comprising:a flexible membrane defining a first surface, a second surface, and a thickness between the first and second surfaces;
a layer of magnetically soft material disposed atop the first surface of the flexible membrane; and
a passivation layer disposed atop the layer of magnetically soft material,
a plurality of pores extending through the layer of magnetically soft material, through the passivation layer, and through the flexible membrane,
wherein the pores have an average diameter ranging from about 100 nm to 100 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,335,788

REMOVING BUBBLES IN A MICROFLUIDIC DEVICE

Emulate, Inc., Boston, M...

1. A method of reducing bubble volume, comprising:a) providing a microfluidic device comprising a microchannel, said microchannel comprises living cells attached thereto;
b) flowing fluid at a flow rate through said microchannel over said cells;
c) detecting a bubble, said bubble having a volume; and
d) reducing said bubble volume with pressure without stopping said flowing of said fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,335,787

SPECIMEN ACCEPTANCE DEVICES AND ATTACHABLE DISPOSABLE ASSAY CARTRIDGES

The General Hospital Corp...

1. An apparatus comprising:a device for storing a liquid sample, wherein the device comprises a sample acceptance well, a plurality of storage chambers, and one or more fluidic channels fluidly coupling the sample acceptance well to the plurality of storage chambers,
wherein the device comprises at least one permeable membrane through which gasses, but not liquids, from one or more storage chambers of the plurality of storage chambers are allowed to pass,
wherein a first storage chamber of the plurality of storage chambers comprises an anti-coagulant or a clot activator, and
wherein at least one of the fluidic channels of the device comprises a plasma or serum separation filter upstream of a second storage chamber; and
a well plate comprising a plate and a plurality of wells formed in the well plate,
wherein the device and the well plate are configured to be attached to one another, wherein the sample acceptance well, the plurality of storage chambers and the one or more fluidic channels of the device are fluidly isolated from the plurality of wells.