US Pat. No. 10,337,237

ACOUSTICAL SEAL SYSTEM FOR DOORS

DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC.,...

1. A door assembly adapted for sound absorption, comprising:a door pivotally supported on a wall to be positionable in an opened position and in a closed position;
a door frame including an upper member extending along an upper side of the door between the wall and the upper side of the door and further including a side member extending along an outer side of the door between the wall and the outer side of the door; and
an acoustical seal system including:
a first air passageway between the upper member of the door frame and the upper side of the door;
a second air passageway between the side member of the door frame and the outer side of the door;
a first housing in at least one of the upper member of the door frame and the upper side of the door, wherein the first housing includes a cavity in fluid communication with the first air passageway;
a second housing in at least one of the side member of the door frame and the outer side of the door, wherein the second housing includes a cavity in fluid communication with the second air passageway;
a first volume of sound absorbing material positioned in the cavity of the first housing; and
a second volume of sound absorbing material positioned in the cavity of the second housing,
wherein the cavities in the first and second housings each has a depth that is greater than 2 inches, and
wherein the second housing is provided in the door frame and the door assembly further comprises a third housing in the outer side of the door with a cavity containing sound absorbing material in fluid communication with the second air passageway.

US Pat. No. 10,337,236

AIRCRAFT WINDOW ASSEMBLY INCLUDING AN ELECTROMAGNETIC SHIELD, A CLOSING MEMBER INCLUDING AN ELECTROMAGNETIC SHIELDING PROPERTY, AND AN AIRCRAFT INCLUDING AN IMPROVED ELECTROMAGNETIC SHIELD

MITSUBISHI AIRCRAFT CORPO...

10. A closing member for closing an opening portion formed in an article, comprising:a closing member body including a closing panel, and an electromagnetic shield layer laminated on the closing panel;
a frame that is made of a conductive material, and that surrounds the closing member body;
an interposition member that is formed by using a rubber-based material combined with a conductive material that provides the interposition member with conductivity, the interposition member being at least partially held between the closing member body and the frame; and
a conductive layer that is located between the closing member body and the interposition member, and that brings the electromagnetic shield layer and the interposition member into conduction with each other, wherein the conductive layer has a surface resistivity of 0.5 ?/sq or lower,
wherein the frame includes a holding section that holds the closing member body via the interposition member from a side facing the electromagnetic shield layer,
at least a part of the conductive layer extends to a portion of the closing member body facing an extending part of the holding section,
the conductive layer extends about an entire perimeter of the closing member body,
wherein the closing member body has an inner surface, an outer surface, a side surface immediately adjacent the inner surface, and an outwardly facing surface that connects the side surface and with the outer surface,
wherein the interposition member has an inner portion that extends along the inner surface of the closing member body, a side portion that extends along the side surface of the closing member body, and an outwardly facing portion that extends along the outwardly facing surface of the closing member body,
the conductive layer extends along an interface between the outwardly facing portion of the interposition member and the outwardly facing surface of the closing member body,
the conductive layer extends along an interface between the side portion of the interposition member and the side surface of the closing member body, and
the conductive layer does not extend along an interface between inner portion of the interposition member and the inner surface of the closing member body.

US Pat. No. 10,337,215

MOTOR VEHICLE DOOR LOCK

Kiekert AG, Heiligenhaus...

1. A motor vehicle door latch comprising:a latch housing;
a switching nut that is pivotably disposed in the latch housing;
a locking lever that is moveable for locking and unlocking the motor vehicle door latch;
a transmission lever that is connected to the switching nut, the switching nut and the transmission lever being positionable for rotational movement in the latch housing;
a linear movement element connected between the transmission lever and the locking lever; and
a ball joint connection that connects the switching nut and the transmission lever by way of a ball-shaped head and a ball socket that receives the ball-shaped head, whereby rotational movement of the switching nut is transmitted to rotational movement of the transmission lever and the rotational movement of the transmission lever is transferred to linear movement of the linear movement element which engages the locking lever to pivot the locking lever,
wherein a rotational axis of the switching nut is deflectable at an angle relative to a rotational axis of the transmission lever.

US Pat. No. 10,337,214

ACTIVATION DEVICE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE LOCK

Kiekert AG, Heiligenhaus...

1. An activation device in a motor vehicle door latch for a door or a flap of a motor vehicle, the activation device comprising:an external activation lever;
an internal activation lever for opening of a locking mechanism;
a coupling lever which is configured to couple the external activation lever and the internal activation lever for opening the locking mechanism;
a control lever which controls coupling of the coupling lever dependent on the acceleration of the external activation lever; and
a spring fastened to the external activation lever that pivots the external activation lever,
wherein during normal acceleration of the external activation lever, the spring is configured to transfer a pivoting movement of the external activation lever onto the control lever for enabling coupling of the external activation lever and the internal activation lever, and
wherein during excessive acceleration of the external activation lever, an inertia of the control lever prevents the spring from transferring the pivoting movement from the external activation lever to the control lever for preventing coupling of the external activation lever and the internal activation lever.

US Pat. No. 10,337,206

HIDDEN-LOCK DOOR PANEL AND CONTAINING DEVICE HAVING THE SAME

DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC., ...

1. A hidden-lock door panel for use in a container, the door panel comprising:a door panel body including a hidden space;
a covering lid, the covering lid being disposed corresponding to the hidden space and slidably connected to the door panel body;
a first lock, the first lock being an electronic lock and disposed in the hidden space and covered by the covering lid, the first lock stopping or releasing a sliding movement of the covering lid; and
a second lock disposed in the hidden space and covered by the covering lid for unlocking or locking the door panel body with respect to the container,
wherein when the first lock is opened, the covering lid can be laterally pushed to slide, and the second lock hidden in the hidden space is thereby exposed.

US Pat. No. 10,337,150

GRAFTED CROSSLINKED CELLULOSE USED IN ABSORBENT ARTICLES

1. An absorbent article comprising a cellulosic material, the cellulosic material comprising a cellulose fiber and polymer chains composed of at least one monoethylenically unsaturated acid group-containing monomer; wherein the polymer chains composed of at least one monoethylenically unsaturated acid group-containing monomer are grafted to the cellulosic fiber; wherein, in one or more of the cellulose fiber, the polymer chains are intra-fiber crosslinked to the cellulose fiber; wherein the absorbent article comprises a distribution layer; wherein the distribution layer comprises at least 50% by weight of the cellulosic material; wherein, in the cellulosic material, the graft yield is from about 10% by weight to about 20% by weight; wherein, in the cellulosic material, the at least one monoethylenically unsaturated acid group-containing monomer includes acrylic acid;wherein the cellulosic material has a wet bulk at least about 6% greater than untreated cellulose fiber, the untreated cellulose fiber being the same cellulosic fiber as the cellulosic fiber used for making the cellulosic material; and
wherein the cellulosic material has a wet bulk of about 15.0-17.0 cm3/g.

US Pat. No. 10,337,121

SEPARATE VESSEL METAL SHIELDING METHOD FOR MAGNETIC FLUX IN DIRECTIONAL SOLIDIFICATION FURNACE

United Technologies Corpo...

1. A process for directional solidification of a cast part comprising:energizing a primary induction coil within a chamber having a mold containing a material;
generating an electromagnetic field with the primary induction coil within the chamber, wherein said electromagnetic field partially leaks through a susceptor coupled to said chamber between said primary induction coil and said mold;
controlling a component of a magnetic flux leakage with a shield material coupled to the mold; and
casting the material within the mold.

US Pat. No. 10,337,049

UNIVERSAL METHYLATION PROFILING METHODS

THE TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA ...

1. A method of determining whether a cytosine present at a predefined position within a single strand of a double-stranded DNA of known sequence is non-methylated comprising:a) contacting the double-stranded DNA with a CpG methyltransferase and an S-adenosylmethionine analog having the structure:

wherein R (1) is a chemical group capable of (i) being transferred from the S-adenosylmethionine analog by the CpG methyltransferase to the 5 carbon of each non-methylated cytosine within the double-stranded DNA and (ii) forming a covalent bond between the chemical group and the 5 carbon of each such non-methylated cytosine within the double-stranded DNA, thereby producing a derivative of the double stranded DNA and (2) has one of the following structures:

wherein each of R1, R2 and R3 is independently H, alkyl, aryl, C(O)NH2, C(O)R?, CN, NO2, or S(O)2NHR?;
wherein X is O or NR?;
wherein R? is H, alkyl or aryl; and
wherein n is an integer from 1 to 8;
b) photoirradiating the derivative of the double-stranded DNA at a wavelength greater than 330 nm up to 700 nm so as to photocatalytically convert each cytosine to which the chemical group R is covalently bound to a uracil analog;
c) separately obtaining the single strand from the photoirradiated derivative of the double-stranded DNA;
d) determining the sequence of the single strand ee obtained in step c); and
e) comparing the sequence of the single strand determined in step d) to the sequence of the single strand of the double-stranded DNA prior to performing steps a-d,
wherein the presence of a uracil analog at the predefined position within the single strand of the photoirradiated derivative of the double-stranded DNA indicates that the cytosine at that position in the single strand of the double stranded DNA of known sequence is non-methylated.

US Pat. No. 10,336,863

CURABLE COMPOSITION HAVING A SPECIAL CATALYST/SOFTNER SYSTEM

1. A curable composition consisting ofA) at least one polymer having at least one terminal group of the general formula (I)
-An-R—SiXYZ  (I),
in which
A is a divalent bonding group containing at least one heteroatom,
R is a divalent hydrocarbon residue having 1 to 12 carbon atoms, and
X, Y, Z are substituents on the Si atom and, mutually independently, are C1 to C8 alkyl, C1 to C8 alkoxy, or C1 to C8 acyloxy groups, where at least one of the residues X, Y, Z is a C1 to C8 alkoxy or C1 to C8 acyloxy group, and
n is 0 or 1;
B) at least one cyclic compound that contains at least one structural motif of formula (II)

as a constituent of the ring structure;
C) at least one cyclohexanedicarboxylic acid dialkyl ester in which the alkyl residues of the ester groups each, mutually independently, contain 1 to 20carbon atoms;
D) optionally one or more fillers;
E) optionally one or more plasticizers selected from the group consisting of a fatty acid ester, a dicarboxylic acid ester except for cyclohexanedicarboxylic acid dialkyl esters, an ester of OH-group-carrying or epoxidized fatty acids, a fat, a glycolic acid ester, a benzoic acid ester, a sulfonic acid ester, a trimellitic acid ester, an epoxidized plasticizer, a polyether plasticizer, a polystyrene, a hydrocarbon plasticizer, a chlorinated paraffin and mixtures thereof; and
F) optionally one or more adjuvants selected from the group consisting of reactive diluent, solvent, adhesion promoter, tackifier, antioxidant, drying agent, UV stabilizer, aging protection agent, rheological adjuvant, color pigment or color paste, fungicide and flame retardant.

US Pat. No. 10,336,779

GOLD(I) COMPLEXES, PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS THEREOF, AND METHODS OF TREATING CANCER

King Fahd University of P...

1. A gold(I) complex of formula (I):or a salt thereof, a tautomer thereof, a stereoisomer thereof, or a mixture thereof;wherein R1, R2, R3, and R4 are independently selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen, an optionally substituted alkyl, an optionally substituted cycloalkyl, an optionally substituted alkoxy, an optionally substituted aryl, an optionally substituted arylalkyl, an optionally substituted alkanoyl, an optionally substituted aroyl, a halogen, a cyano, and a nitro;
R5, R6, R7, R8, R9, R10, R11, and R12 are independently selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen, an optionally substituted alkyl, an optionally substituted cycloalkyl, an optionally substituted aryl, and an optionally substituted arylalkyl; and
X is an anion.

US Pat. No. 10,336,764

FULLERENE DERIVATIVE AND LUBRICANT

SHOWA DENKO K.K., Tokyo ...

1. A fullerene derivative comprising, in a molecule:a fullerene backbone; and
n pyrrolidine rings each being condensed to the fullerene backbone,
each of the pyrrolidine rings including one aryl group including m substituents each including a perfluoropolyether chain, “m” being an integer from 2 to 5 and “n” being an integer from 1 to 5.

US Pat. No. 10,336,740

NITROCATECHOL DERIVATIVES AS COMT INHIBITORS

1. A process for the preparation of compounds according to formula I,whereinR1 and R2 independently from each other represent hydrogen, optionally substituted lower alkanoyl or optionally substituted lower aroyl;
R3 represents a pyridine N-oxide group according to the formula A, B or C, which is connected as indicated by the unmarked bond:

comprising steps wherein a compound of formula IIA, IIB or IIC,
wherein R4, R5, R6 and R7 independently from each other represent hydrogen, C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-thioalkyl, C1-C6-alkoxy, C6-C12-aryloxy, a C6-C12-thioaryl group, C1-C6-alkanoyl, a C7-C13-aroyl group, amino, C1-C6-alkylamino, C1-C6-dialkylamino, C3-C12-cycloalkylamino, C3-C12-heterocycloalkylamino, C1-C6-alkylsulphonyl, C6-C12-arylsulphonyl, halogen, C1-C6-haloalkyl, trifluoromethyl, cyano, nitro or a heteroaryl group; or where two or more of residues R4, R5, R6 and R7 taken together represent aliphatic or heteroaliphatic rings or aromatic or heteroaromatic rings,is subjected to cyclisation with a compound of formula III,
wherein R8 and R9 independently from each other represent hydrogen or suitable protective groups for aromatic hydroxyl groups, under conditions suitable to produce oxadiazole derivatives of formula IVA, IVB or IVC,optionally followed by removal of the protecting groups R8 and or R9.

US Pat. No. 10,336,699

METHOD FOR SYNTHESIZING N,N'-BIS(2,2,6,6-TETRAMETHYL-4-PIPERIDYL)-1,3-BENZENEDICARBOXAMIDE

SUNSHOW (YANTAI) SPECIALT...

1. A method for synthesizing N,N?-bis(2,2,6,6-tetramethyl-4-piperidyl)-1,3-benzenedicarboxamide as shown in the following formula (III),
comprising the following specific steps that a compound of the following formula (I) and a compound of the following formula (II) react under stirring in an organic solvent in the presence of a solid supported catalyst, and after the completion of the reaction, a compound of the formula (III) is obtained by post-treatment,

wherein R1 and R2 are each the same or differently selected from C1-6 alkyl; and
wherein, the solid supported catalyst is prepared by a method comprising the following steps:
S1: treating a KIT-1 molecular sieve with 120° C. to 130° C. water vapor for 20 to 30 minutes, then naturally cooling to room temperature and thoroughly drying in vacuum to obtain a heat-treated molecular sieve;
S2: immersing the heat-treated molecular sieve in a nitric acid aqueous solution with a molar concentration of 0.5 to 0.7 mol/L for 2 to 3 hours and then thoroughly washing with deionized water and completely drying to obtain an acid-treated molecular sieve;
S3: preparing a nickel chloride aqueous solution with a molar concentration of 1.0 mol/L and a lanthanum trifluoromethanesulfonate aqueous solution with a molar concentration of 0.4 mol/L respectively;
S4: impregnating the acid-treated molecular sieve with the nickel chloride aqueous solution, enabling the mass ratio of adsorbed nickel ions to the heat-treated molecular sieve of Step 1 to be (0.05 to 0.08) to 1, and then completely drying to obtain a nickel ion supported molecular sieve; and
S5: impregnating the nickel ion supported molecular sieve with the lanthanum trifluoromethanesulfonate aqueous solution until the molar ratio of the adsorbed lanthanum ions to the adsorbed nickel ions in step S4 is (1.5 to 2.5) to 1, and then completely drying again to obtain the solid supported catalyst.

US Pat. No. 10,336,691

PESTICIDALLY ACTIVE OXIME AND HYDRAZONE DERIVATIVES

Syngenta Participations A...

1. A compound of formula (I)
wherein
Ar1 is phenyl which is unsubstituted or substituted by one to three substituents independently selected from C1-C6alkyl, C3-C6cycloalkyl, C1-C6haloalkyl, C3-C6halocycloalkyl, C1-C3haloalkyl-C3-C6cycloalkyl, C3-C6cycloalkoxy, halogen, C1-C6alkoxy and C1-C6haloalkoxy;
Ar2 is phenyl which is unsubstituted or substituted by one to three substituents independently selected from C1-C6alkyl, C2-C6alkenyl, C2-C6alkynyl, C3-C6cycloalkyl, C1-C6haloalkyl, C3-C6halocycloalkyl, C1-C3haloalkyl-C3-C6cycloalkyl, C3-C6cycloalkoxy, halogen, cyano, C1-C6alkoxy, C1-C6haloalkoxy and —S—C1-C6alkyl;
X1 is O or NR6;
X2 is a bond, —CH2— or —CH2CH2—;
W is O or NR2;
Y is oxygen or sulfur;
R1 is hydrogen or C1-C6alkyl;
R2 is selected from hydrogen, C1-C6alkyl and C1-C6haloalkyl;
R3 is selected from hydrogen, C1-C6alkyl and C1-C6haloalkyl;
R6 is hydrogen or C1-C6alkyl;
J is a group selected from J1?, J2?, J3?, J9 and J11:

wherein n is 0, 1 or 2, and R20 is independently selected from hydrogen, C3-C6halocycloalkyl and C1-C6haloalkoxy;
RY is C1-C6alkyl; or
J and RY together with the carbon atom to which they are attached form a bicyclic ring of formula

q is 1 or 2;
R16 and R17 are independently selected from hydrogen, C3-C6halocycloalkyl and C1-C6haloalkoxy;
or an agrochemically acceptable salt, stereoisomer, tautomer, N-oxide thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,336,686

FLUORINE ATOM-CONTAINING COMPOUND AND USE THEREOF

NISSAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRIE...

1. A fluorine atom-containing compound of formula (1) belowwherein Z is a group of any of formulas (2) to (7) beloweach R1 is independently a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group of 1 to 20 carbon atoms;each Ar is independently a group of any of formulas (8) to (11) below
R2 in formula (8) is a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group of 1 to 20 carbon atoms, an aryl group of 6 to 20 carbon atoms which may be substituted with a cyano group, a nitro group, a halogen atom, an alkyl group of 1 to 20 carbon atoms or a haloalkyl group of 1 to 20 carbon atoms, or a group of any of formulas (12) to (14) belowwherein D is a diarylamino group in which the aryl groups are each independently an aryl group of 6 to 20 carbon atoms; and R3 to R77 in formulas (8) to (14) are each independently a hydrogen atom, a cyano group, a nitro group, a halogen atom, an alkyl group of 1 to 20 carbon atoms or a haloalkyl group of 1 to 20 carbon atoms; andeach ArF is independently a fluoroaryl group of 6 to 20 carbon atoms which may be substituted with a cyano group, a chlorine atom, a bromine atom, an iodine atom, a nitro group, an alkyl group of 1 to 20 carbon atoms, a fluoroalkyl group of 1 to 20 carbon atoms or a fluoroalkoxy group of 1 to 20 carbon atoms; an aryl group of 6 to 20 carbon atoms which, along with being substituted with a fluoroalkyl group of 1 to 20 carbon atoms, a fluorocycloalkyl group of 3 to 20 carbon atoms, a fluorobicycloalkyl group of 4 to 20 carbon atoms, a fluoroalkenyl group of 2 to 20 carbon atoms or a fluoroalkynyl group of 2 to 20 carbon atoms, may also be substituted with a cyano group, a halogen atom or a fluoroalkoxy group of 1 to 20 carbon atoms; a phenyl group substituted with 1 to 3 trifluoromethyl groups; or a 4-ethoxy-3-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl group.

US Pat. No. 10,336,684

PHENYL-(AZA)CYCLOALKYL CARBOXYLIC ACID GPR120 MODULATORS

1. A compound of Formula (II):or a stereoisomer, a tautomer, a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, a polymorph, or a solvate thereof, wherein:L1 is independently selected from: (CH2)3-4, (CH2)2-3OCH2,


W is independently selected from: CH and N;
R2, at each occurrence, is independently selected from: halogen, C1-4 alkyl, and C1-4 alkoxy;
R3 is independently selected from: C1-4 haloalkoxy, Bn, and —(O)0-1—R5;
R4, at each occurrence, is independently selected from: halogen, and C1-4 alkyl;
R5 is independently selected from: phenyl, tetrahydropyranyl, oxadiazolyl, thiazolyl, pyridyl, and pyridazinyl; wherein each moiety is substituted with 0-2 Rc;
Rc, at each occurrence, is independently selected from: halogen, C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 alkoxy, C1-4 alkylthio, C1-4 haloalkyl, C1-4 haloalkoxy, CO2(C1-4 alkyl), and COPh; and
m is independently 0, 1, or 2.

US Pat. No. 10,336,683

PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION OF AN ANTIBODY-RIFAMYCIN CONJUGATE

Genentech, Inc., South S...

1. A semi-continuous loop process for the preparation of F-benzoxazinorifamycin I,
comprising:
(i) reacting rifamycin S II, and 2-amino-5-fluorobenzene-1,3-diol III in a batch reactor vessel to form I

wherein RIFA SV is formed as a by-product and delivered to a flow-reactor

(ii) one or more oxidants oxidizes the RIFA SV to form II in the flow-reactor, wherein the one or more oxidants are selected from 2,2,6,6-tetramethyl-1-piperidinyloxy (TEMPO), oxygen gas comprising about 5% to about 100% of the reaction gas phase, and benzoquinone; and
(iii) the II formed in the flow-reactor is delivered to the batch reactor vessel,
wherein the one or more oxidants and 2-amino-5-fluorobenzene-1,3-diol III are kept separate.

US Pat. No. 10,336,682

HYDROXYTYROSOL SHIKIMIC ACID ESTER FOR TREATING CARDIOVASCULAR DECEASES AND A METHOD OF PREPARING THE SAME

1. A compound having the following formula I:

US Pat. No. 10,336,678

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR PREPARING ?,?-UNSATURATED ACIDS

California Institute of T...

1. A method for preparing a compound of formula (I):
or a salt thereof,
comprising
treating a compound of formula (II):

or a salt thereof,
with a masked acyl cyanide (MAC) nucleophile and an iridium catalyst under alkylation conditions, to provide a compound of formula (Ia):

and
treating the compound of Formula (Ia) with an amine, an alcohol, or an acid in the presence of water, to provide the compound of Formula (I);
wherein, as valence and stability permit,
A1 is —OH or any protecting group;
X is OH, OR4, or NRaRb;
R1 and R2 are each independently substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, haloalkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aralkyl, cycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaralkyl, heteroaryl, (cycloalkyl)alkyl, cycloalkyl, (heterocycloalkyl)alkyl, or heterocycloalkyl;
R3 is substituted or unsubstituted alkyl;
R4 is substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, alkenyl, haloalkyl, (cycloalkyl)alkyl, or cycloalkyl; and
Ra and Rb are each independently hydrogen or substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aralkyl, cycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaralkyl, heteroaryl, (cycloalkyl)alkyl, cycloalkyl, (heterocycloalkyl)alkyl, or heterocycloalkyl; or
Ra and Rb, together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached, form a 5- or 6-membered heterocycloalkyl.

US Pat. No. 10,336,674

PROCESS AND SYSTEM FOR CHEMICAL SYNTHESIS

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAF...

1. A method for chemical synthesis, the method comprising:compressing gaseous starting materials to an operating pressure of at least 200 bar;
supplying the starting materials to a synthesis reactor;
removing a product mixture from the synthesis reactor in a liquid state;
at least partially converting the product mixture into a gaseous phase;
withdrawing mechanical energy from the at least partially gaseous product mixture by reducing a pressure of the product mixture; and
using the mechanical energy to compress the gaseous starting materials.

US Pat. No. 10,336,671

PROCESS FOR RECOVERING A METALLIC COMPONENT

SHELL OIL COMPANY, Houst...

1. A process for preparing glycols from a saccharide-containing feedstock comprising steps of:(i) providing a saccharide-containing feedstock, water and hydrogen to a reactor, wherein the reactor contains at least two active catalytic components, said active catalyst components comprising, as a first active catalyst component, one or more materials selected from transition metals from groups 8, 9 or 10 or compounds thereof, with catalytic hydrogenation capabilities; and, as a second active catalyst component, one or more homogeneous catalysts selected from tungsten, molybdenum, lanthanum, tin or compounds or complexes thereof;
(ii) withdrawing a reactor product stream from the reactor;
(iii) separating the reactor product stream into at least a glycol product stream and a hydrocarbon heavies stream, wherein the hydrocarbon heavies stream is at least partially recycled back to the reactor;
(iv) bleeding a hydrocarbon product stream from the hydrocarbon heavies stream as it is recycled to the reactor;
(v) subjecting the hydrocarbon product stream to a thermal oxidation at a temperature of from 300 to 750° C., thereby providing a solid residue; and
(vi) collecting the solid residue.

US Pat. No. 10,336,667

CATALYST FOR DEHYDROGENATING HYDROCARBONS

BASF SE, (DE)

1. A dehydrogenation catalyst comprisingat least one iron compound,
at least one potassium compound and
from 15 to 20% by weight, based on the total catalyst, of at least one cerium compound, calculated as CeO2,
wherein the at least one iron compound and the at least one potassium compound are at least partly present in the form of one or more K/Fe mixed oxide phases of the general formula
KxFeyOz,
where x is from 1 to 17; y is from 1 to 22 and z is from 2 to 34, where the catalyst comprises from 65 to 85% by weight, based on the total catalyst, of the one or more K/Fe mixed oxide phases.

US Pat. No. 10,336,664

METHOD OF MAKING VANADIUM CATALYST

King Fahd University of P...

1. A method for producing a cerium-modified vanadium catalyst, comprisinga support material comprising alumina modified by cerium, and
a catalytic material comprising one or more selected from the group consisting of V2O5, VO2, and V2O3 disposed on the support material,
wherein the catalyst comprises 1-15% of the one or more V2O5, VO2, and V2O3 and 0.05-1.0% of cerium by weight relative to the total weight of the catalyst,
wherein the method comprises:
mixing an aluminum salt or hydrate with a cerium salt or hydrate in a solvent to form an alumina precursor solution;
adding a base to and hydrolyzing the alumina precursor solution to form the support material comprising alumina modified by cerium;
mixing the support material with a solution comprising a vanadyl coordination complex or salt in toluene to form loaded catalyst precursors;
reducing the loaded catalyst precursors with H2 gas to form reduced catalyst precursors; and
oxidizing the reduced catalyst precursors with oxygen to form the catalyst.

US Pat. No. 10,336,662

AMMONIUM NITRATE PRILL HAVING A NON-HYGROSCOPIC SHELL

The United States of Amer...

1. An in-situ process for converting a prilled ammonium nitrate to a quantity of sealed prills, where the quantity of sealed prills are non-hygroscopic, comprising:drying the prilled ammonium nitrate under a vacuum and at an elevated temperature, over an extended time period, therein producing a quantity of dried prills;
selecting a desired shell weight percent, where the desired shell weight percent is a weight percentage of the quantity of dried prills;
preparing a first solution having a total first volume comprising a first reactant having a moiety with an affinity for ammonium nitrate and at least two epoxy groups, and a first dilution solvent having a partial first volume accounting for most of the total first volume, wherein the first dilution solvent is miscible with a nonpolar reaction diluent;
preparing a second solution having a total second volume comprising a second reactant having at least two nucleophilic groups, wherein each of said at least two nucleophilic group reacts with at least one epoxy group, and a second dilution solvent having a partial second volume that accounts for most of the total second volume, and wherein the second dilution solvent is miscible with the nonpolar reaction diluent;
adding to a reaction vessel a desired weight of the quantity of dried prills, a volume of the reaction diluent sufficient for covering the dried prills, and an inflow of a purge gas, which is a dry inert gas;
clearing the reaction vessel of any residual air, which contains moisture, by several repetitions of purging the vessel and vacuuming out the purge gas;
heating and gently moving the dried prills and the reaction diluent in the reaction vessel;
adding dropwise the first solution to the reaction vessel, wherein the first solution contains a weight quantity of the first reactant that is about a first half of a needed equivalents to form shells on the dried prills added to the reaction vessel, and wherein when added the first reactant migrates through the nonpolar reaction diluent to the dried prills;
adding dropwise the second solution to the reaction vessel, wherein the second solution contains a weight quantity of the second reactant that is about a second half of a needed equivalents to form shells on the dried prills added to the reaction vessel, wherein when added the second reactant reacts with the first reactant that has collected on the dried prills, therein beginning an in-situ formation of shells having a shape that is specific to an individual prill;
heating and gently mixing the reaction vessel at about 80° C. for multiple hours, maintaining a positive inert gas pressure, therein reacting in-situ the first reagent with the second reagent forming a plurality of highly crosslinked polymeric shells for individually encapsulating and sealing all of the dried prills, wherein the formed plurality of highly crosslinked polymeric shells have a cumulative weight based on the desired shell weight percent; and
using vacuum filtration for isolating the quantity of sealed dried prills, wherein the AN is not hygroscopic.

US Pat. No. 10,336,661

HIERARCHICAL SELF-ASSEMBLED ENERGETIC MATERIALS AND FORMATION METHODS

The Curators of the Unive...

1. An energetic nanocomposite comprising Al fuel nanoparticles and oxidizer nanoparticles covalently bonded to functionalized graphene sheets.

US Pat. No. 10,336,660

STABILIZED DCD AND/OR ALKYL THIOPHOSPHORIC TRIAMIDE SOLVENT SYSTEMS AND USE IN AGRICULTURAL APPLICATIONS

RHODIA OPERATIONS, Paris...

16. A stable liquid agricultural composition consisting ofbetween 45 and 55 wt. % N-(n-butyl)-thiophosphoric triamide (NBPT) as a urease inhibitor;
dimethyl sulfoxide, wherein at least 38 wt. % of the composition is dimethyl sulfoxide;
an amine stabilizer selected from the group consisting of 2-amino-2-methyl-1-propanol, 2-amino-1-butanol and mixtures thereof, wherein the amine stabilizer is present in an amount of from 4 wt % to 10 wt %, by weight of composition;
optionally, at least one nitrification inhibitor;
optionally, at least one co-solvent selected from the group consisting of:
(a) at least one dioxolane compound of formula (II.b):

wherein R6 and R7 individually comprises a hydrogen, an alkyl group, an alkenyl group, or a phenyl group, wherein n is an integer of from 1 to 10;
b) at least one compound of formula (III):
R3OOC-A-CONR4R5  (III),
wherein R3 comprises a C1-C36 alkyl group; wherein R4 and R5 individually comprise a C1-C36 alkyl group, wherein R4 and R5 can optionally together form a ring; and wherein A is a linear or a branched divalent C2-C12 alkyl group; and
c) a glycol, or glycol derivative, or combinations thereof; and
optionally, at least one dye;
optionally, an odor masking agent comprising at least one member selected from the group consisting of terpineol, 4-allylanisole, limonene4-(2,6,6-Trimethyl-2-cyclohexenyl)-3-buten-2-one, isoamyl butyrate, benzaldehyde, diethyl malonate, cyclohexyl acetate, anisole, mint, oil Japanese cherry, and ?-Ionone.

US Pat. No. 10,336,653

CHROMIUM OXIDE REFRACTORY OBJECT AND METHODS OF FORMING THEREOF

1. A refractory object comprising:a Cr2O3 content of at least about 80 wt. % of a total weight of the refractory object;
an Al2O3 content of at least about 0.7 wt. % and not greater than about 10.0 wt. % of the total weight of the refractory object;
a SiO2 content of at least about 0.3 wt. % and not greater than about 5.0 wt. % of the total weight of the refractory object;
a TiO2 content of at least about 1.8 wt. % and not greater than about 5.6 wt. % TiO2 of the total weight of the refractory object;
a ZrO2 content of not greater than about 7.5 wt. % of the total weight of the refractory object;
a ratio ROCAl2O3/ROCSiO2 of at least 1 and not greater than 6.5, wherein ROCAl2O3 represents a content of Al2O3 in wt. % of the total weight of the refractory object and ROCSiO2 represents a content of SiO2 in wt. % of the total weight of the refractory object; and
an MOR of at least about 47 MPa as measured at 1200° C.

US Pat. No. 10,336,650

ANTI-SOILING COMPOSITIONS FOR DRY AND WET SOIL

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. A coated article comprising a dried coating comprising:a first set of silica nanoparticles having an average diameter of less than 20 nm;
a second set of silica nanoparticles having an average diameter of 20 nm to 120 nm; and
a silane comprising at least one organic group bound to the silicon atom of the silane via a carbon atom,
wherein the organic group is substituted with both at least one (a) anionic group or the conjugate acid thereof, and at least one (b) cationic group or the conjugate base thereof,
wherein the dried coating has essentially no binders,
wherein the dried coating is hydrophilic, and
wherein the average surface roughness of the dried coating is from 5 nm to 100 nm over a 5 micron by 5 micron area.

US Pat. No. 10,336,559

CONVEYING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONSTRUCTING CONVEYING EQUIPMENT

KABUSHIKI KAISHA YASKAWA ...

1. A conveying system comprising:at least one guide unit constituting a conveying path; and
a carrier configured to move along the conveying path,
wherein the guide unit includes:
a traveling surface;
at least one guide rail arranged along the conveying path; and
a magnetic member containing a soft magnetic material and including a plurality of salient poles aligned along the conveying path,
the carrier includes:
at least one roller coming in contact with the guide rail from a side direction;
at least one wheel coming in contact with the traveling surface; and
a plurality of coils provided so as to overlap with the magnetic member in plan view and configured to generate thrust along the conveying path and attraction toward the magnetic member by generating a moving magnetic field acting on the magnetic member in accordance with supply of power.

US Pat. No. 10,336,527

SHOWER ENCLOSURE SYSTEM FOR ALIGNING LOWER AND UPPER ENCLOSURE MEMBERS

1. A shower wall system mounted to a wall frame, the wall frame having a plurality of studs extending vertically, the shower wall system comprising:a plurality of attachment pieces, each attachment piece attached to a stud in the wall frame, each attachment piece having a front planar portion, each attachment piece being vertically oriented to have a vertical length and attached to one stud, wherein the front planar portion of at least one attachment sleeve is a non-zero distance in front of a front side of its corresponding stud at a minimum of at least one point along the vertical length of the attachment sleeve and its corresponding stud such that the front planar portions of one or more of the attachment sleeves on the same wall frame are essentially co-planar and plumb;
a lower piece;
an upper piece, wherein at least one of the lower or upper pieces is attached to a plurality of attachment pieces on the wall frame and wherein the lower piece is aligned to the upper piece by a wall alignment assembly, wherein the wall alignment assembly comprises a first alignment member proximate the top portion of the lower piece that mates with a second alignment member near the bottom portion of the one upper piece, and wherein the first and second alignment members are configured to mate together in at least a partially interlocking manner, and wherein the plurality of attachment pieces are positioned relative to the wall frame so that the upper piece is aligned with the lower piece regardless of whether the wall frame studs are co-planar and plumb.

US Pat. No. 10,336,461

AIRCRAFT ENGINE AND ASSOCIATED METHOD FOR DRIVING THE FAN WITH THE LOW PRESSURE SHAFT DURING TAXI OPERATIONS

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. An aircraft engine of an aircraft comprising:a core gas turbine engine including a compressor, a combustor and a high pressure turbine connected to the compressor by a high pressure shaft, wherein the core gas turbine engine is responsive to one or more thrust levers during flight;
a fan assembly coupled to the core gas turbine engine; and
an electric taxi system coupled to the fan assembly, the electric taxi system comprising an energy storage device and a motor responsive to energy provided by the energy storage device, wherein the motor is coupled to the fan assembly and is configured to drive the fan assembly during a taxi operation, wherein the motor is also configured to operate as a generator during the taxi operation such that rotation of the fan assembly while the aircraft is taxiing recharges the energy storage device,
wherein the electric taxi system is responsive to a control actuated by a pilot to place the aircraft into a taxi mode of operation, wherein the electric taxi system further comprises a controller configured to cause the motor to drive the fan assembly and wherein the controller is responsive to the one or more thrust levers that are utilized both: (i) to drive the aircraft engine during flight and (ii) to operate the electric taxi system during the taxi operation without causing the high pressure shaft to be driven, and
wherein the controller is configured to interpret input from the one or more thrust levers differently depending upon whether the aircraft is in flight or in the taxi mode of operation.

US Pat. No. 10,336,459

CLAMPED SPLINES FOR AIRCRAFT ENGINE MOUNT ASSEMBLIES

Bell Helicopter Textron I...

1. An engine mount assembly for coupling an engine to an airframe, the engine mount assembly comprising:a torsion bar coupled between the engine and the airframe, the torsion bar including an external spline; and
a bell crank including a clamp forming an internal spline;
wherein the internal spline of the bell crank is adapted to mate with the external spline of the torsion bar to secure the bell crank to the torsion bar such that the bell crank rotates with the torsion bar responsive to movements of the engine.

US Pat. No. 10,336,458

AIRCRAFT ASSEMBLY COMPRISING A MOUNTING STRUT BUILT INTO THE NACELLE AND ARRANGED AT THE REAR SECTION OF THE FUSELAGE

AIRBUS OPERATIONS (S.A.S....

1. An assembly for an aircraft having a fuselage, the assembly comprising:a rear section of the aircraft;
an engine;
a nacelle;
a mounting strut for mounting the engine on the rear section; and
a mounting for mounting the engine on a rigid structure of the mounting strut,
wherein the mounting comprises two engine mounts to react axial thrust forces generated by the engine,
wherein the rigid structure comprises a first portion, partially enveloping the engine, and an external skin, which forms part of an external aerodynamic surface of the nacelle,
wherein the two engine mounts that react the axial thrust forces are arranged diametrically opposite each other and are attached to the first portion.

US Pat. No. 10,336,457

SEAT RAIL COVER FOR COVERING A SEAT RAIL IN A VEHICLE FLOOR AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A SEAT RAIL COVER

Airbus Operations GmbH, ...

1. A seat rail cover for covering a seat rail in a floor of a vehicle, wherein the seat rail cover comprises:a retaining section, which is configured to be introduced at least partially into a part of the seat rail; and
a cover section, which is configured, when the retaining section is introduced into the seat rail, to cover the seat rail,
wherein at least the cover section of the seat rail cover is formed in one piece by a 3D printing method, and
wherein at least one of a geometry of at least a visible part of the cover section in the installed state of the seat rail cover, a surface texture of at least the visible part of the cover section in the installed state of the seat rail cover, a color composition of at least the visible part of the cover section in the installed state of the seat rail cover, and a color pattern of at least the visible part of the cover section in the installed state of the seat rail cover is matched to at least one of a surface and a floor covering of a floor element next to the seat rail to which the seat rail cover is connectable, and,
wherein the cover section and retaining section are made from different materials.

US Pat. No. 10,336,426

OUTBOARD MOTOR

YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIK...

1. An outboard motor comprising:an outboard motor body including an engine;
a power source;
a trim-tilt device including a first electric motor electrically connected to the power source, the trim-tilt device tilting the outboard motor body in an up-and-down direction;
a steering device including a second electric motor electrically connected to the power source, the steering device turning the outboard motor body in a right-and-left direction;
a fuel pump electrically connected to the power source, the fuel pump supplying a fuel to the engine; and
a controller configured or programmed to limit an inrush current into the first electric motor using a pulse width modulation control for a predetermined period of time from a starting time point of an input current into the first electric motor; wherein
the controller is configured or programmed to perform the pulse width modulation control such that a peak of the input current becomes less than a predetermined value when the trim-tilt device and the steering device are simultaneously driven.

US Pat. No. 10,336,308

BRAKE DEVICE FOR VEHICLE

HYUNDAI MOBIS CO., LTD., ...

1. A brake device comprising:a master cylinder containing hydraulic fluid;
a master piston connected to a brake pedal and movable in the master cylinder along an axis, wherein the master piston comprises a piston head and a rod that connects the piston head and the brake pedal, wherein the piston head is configured to move from a first position and a second position along the axis for generating a hydraulic power for braking;
an annular ring arranged in the master cylinder and between the first position and the second position, the annular ring comprising a through-hole and an inner wall surrounding the through-hole, the annular ring being elastically deformable;
wherein, in response to an input on the brake pedal, the piston head is configured to move from the first position to the second position across the annular ring,
wherein the piston head is sized to contact the inner wall when passing through the annular ring such that the annular ring deforms elastically and provides a reaction force against movement of the piston head whereas the piston head does not contact the annular ring at the first and second positions.

US Pat. No. 10,336,281

AIRBAG APPARATUS

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

1. An airbag apparatus to be arranged along an angled portion of a side wall of a vehicle body panel, the angled portion including a lower surface extending in a substantially horizontal direction and facing downward and a side surface extending upward from the lower surface, the side surface having a locking portion capable of a temporary hanging of the airbag apparatus therefrom, the airbag apparatus comprising:an airbag that can be inflated and unfolded;
at least one fixing member that is directly fixed to an edge of the airbag and has a temporary fixing claw having a projecting portion which protrudes downward such that the projecting portion of the temporary fixing claw is capable of engagement with the locking portion of the side surface, thereby hanging the airbag apparatus therefrom; and
a protector that holds the airbag and has a contact portion, an upper edge portion of the contact portion extending in the substantially horizontal direction and being in direct contact with the lower surface of the angled portion of the vehicle body panel along the substantially horizontal direction when the airbag apparatus is hung on the angled portion, wherein
the contact portion includes
a base plate that is provided to extend from a main body of the protector generally in a vehicle width direction, and
a plurality of ribs that extend upward from the base plate, each of the plurality of ribs each having the upper edge portion which is in direct contact with the lower surface of the angled portion of the vehicle body panel when the airbag apparatus is hung on the angled surface.

US Pat. No. 10,336,279

BULKHEAD MOUNTED AIRBAG FOR FRONT SEATS

FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES,...

1. A vehicle comprising:a bulkhead;
an airbag inflatable to an inflated position;
the airbag including a forward-facing panel mounted to the bulkhead and a rearward-facing panel opposite the forward-facing panel;
the airbag in the inflated position having a left extension and a right extension extending from the rearward-facing panel, and an intermediate extension between and abutting the left and right extensions and extending from the rearward-facing panel farther than the left and right extensions.

US Pat. No. 10,336,181

GRILLE SHUTTER DEVICE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A grille shutter device comprising a fin unit including slat members inside an opening provided at a part of a decorative side of a vehicle front, the fin unit being configured to selectively assume a closed state and an open state, the closed state being a state where the slat members are each disposed so as to close the opening in a vehicle front view, the open state being a state where the slat members have been moved from respective positions in the closed state to a vehicle rear side of the opening and arrayed in a row substantially along a vehicle front-rear direction.

US Pat. No. 10,336,125

COMPOSITE LAMINATE ASSEMBLY USED TO FORM PLURAL INDIVIDUAL CARDS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Illinois Tool Works Inc.,...

1. A laminated core stock sheet for use in a composite laminate assembly for being separated into plural individual cards, the laminated core stock sheet comprising:a core substrate layer; and
an intermediate filmic layer coupled to the core substrate layer, the intermediate filmic layer including plural conductive bodies arranged in a repeating pattern and that provide at least one of a security feature, a decorative feature, or other functional feature of the individual cards, wherein the plural conductive bodies are spaced apart from each other within the intermediate filmic layer such that the plural conductive bodies prevent conduction of electrostatic discharge through the intermediate filmic layer and outside of the individual cards.

US Pat. No. 10,336,121

LENTICULAR PRINTED MATERIAL

FUJIFILM CORPORATION, To...

1. A lenticular printed material comprising:a lenticular lens in which a plurality of convex lenses each respectively having a semicylindrical surface are arranged in parallel;
a lenticular image which is disposed on a side opposite to the semicylindrical surface of the convex lens and includes character information to be displayed in a plurality of languages independently from each other; and
a white ink layer which is disposed on the lenticular image,
wherein the languages for displaying the character information are switched between one another according to an observation angle in a case where the lenticular image is observed through the lenticular lens.

US Pat. No. 10,336,120

RIGID PROTECTION COVER AND CLOSURE

1. A protective cover, comprising:an edge frame comprising a pull bar and a plurality of connector arms; and
a spine insert;
wherein each of said plurality of connector arms comprise a connector end;
wherein each connector end defines an extended aperture;
wherein each connector end comprises a pivot tab, a slide peg, a spring housing, and a spring band;
wherein said pivot tab is attached to said slide peg;
wherein said slide peg is inserted within said extended aperture;
wherein said spring housing is attached to one of said connector ends;
wherein said pivot tab is fastened to said spine insert.

US Pat. No. 10,336,117

IMAGE ERASING APPARATUS AND IMAGE ERASING METHOD

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. An image erasing apparatus, comprising:a sheet supply portion configured to supply a sheet;
an ejector from which the sheet is ejected;
a first conveying path from the sheet supply portion toward the ejector;
a reader arranged on the first conveying path and configured to read an image on the sheet;
a second conveying path that branches from the first conveying path at a downstream side of the reader and merges with the first conveying path at an upstream side of the reader;
an erasing unit arranged on the second conveying path and configured to erase the image on the sheet;
a switching portion arranged at the downstream side of the reader and configured to switch a conveyance path of the sheet toward the ejector or toward the erasing unit; and
a controller configured to control the switching portion to switch the conveying paths of the sheet and determine whether or not the sheet read by the reader is reusable.

US Pat. No. 10,336,115

TRANSFER SHEET

Dai Nippon Printing Co., ...

1. A transfer sheet comprising a substrate, and a releasing layer and a hot melt colored layer in this order on the substrate:the hot melt colored layer comprising, as a binder resin, a (meth)acrylic resin having a glass transition temperature of not less than 75° C., and a colorant,
wherein the releasing layer comprises a vinyl chloride-vinyl acetate resin, and
wherein the content of the vinyl chloride-vinyl acetate resin in the releasing layer is not less than 80% by mass.

US Pat. No. 10,336,113

THERMAL PRINTER, AND THERMAL PRINTER CONTROL METHOD

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A thermal printer, comprising:a communication section configured to receive print data;
a thermal line head configured to include a plurality of resistors and print an image based on the received print data on thermosensitive paper, the plurality of resistors being divided into at least a first unit and a second unit, each being able to be energized concurrently; and
an inspection section configured to perform inspection, with the plurality of resistors divided into the first and second units, to acquire a resistance value of each resistor belonging to the same unit on a unit-by-unit basis,
wherein, when the image is not being printed by the thermal line head, the inspection section inspects the resistors in the respective one of the first and second units,
wherein the inspection of the resistors is suspended on a basis of when the print data is received after the first unit has been inspected and before the second unit has not yet been inspected; and
wherein, after completion of the printing of the image by the thermal line head, the suspended inspection is resumed on the unit-by-unit basis from where suspended.

US Pat. No. 10,336,111

OPENING/CLOSING STRUCTURE OF OPENING/CLOSING COVER

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...

1. An opening/closing structure of a cover, comprising:a casing having an opening; and
a cover configured to be rotatable with respect to the casing to open/close the opening,
wherein one of the casing and the cover is provided with a shaft part having a shaft, and the other of the casing and the cover is provided with a receiving part having an insertion opening in which the shaft is inserted,
wherein one of the shaft part and the receiving part is provided with a protrusion on a part of an end surface in an axial direction, and the other of the shaft part and the receiving part is provided with a contact portion on a part of a facing surface which faces the end surface,
wherein the protrusion circumvents contacting the contact portion when the cover is in a closed state in which the cover closes the opening,
wherein, when the cover is in an open state in which the cover is opened, from the closed state, by a particular angle, the protrusion contacts the contact portion so as to be applied with a resistant force against rotation of the cover, and
wherein the protrusion protrudes in the axial direction and extends along a rotation direction of the cover.

US Pat. No. 10,336,110

LIQUID EJECTION APPARATUS AND CARTRIDGE

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A liquid ejection apparatus, assuming that three orthogonal directions thereof are an X direction, a Y direction, and a Z direction, and a positive Y direction and a negative Y direction respectively are a +Y direction and a ?Y direction, and a positive Z direction and a negative Z direction respectively are a +Z direction a ?Z direction, the apparatus comprising:a liquid ejection head having a nozzle group for ejecting liquid onto a medium;
a carriage that has a bottom formed parallel to the X direction and the Y direction and moves in the X direction;
a supply roller that is provided at a position closer to a side of the carriage in the ?Y direction than to a side thereof in the +Y direction, and conveys the medium in the +Y direction; and
a discharge roller that is provided at a position closer to the side of the carriage in the +Y direction than to the side thereof in the ?Y direction, and conveys the medium in the +Y direction,
wherein a plurality of cartridge slots configured to receive a corresponding number of cartridges, including at least three or more cartridges each having different ink types, are provided in the bottom of the carriage on a side in the +Z direction,
each of the plurality of cartridge slots are arranged relative to each other in the Y direction, and
the liquid ejection head is provided in the bottom of the carriage on a side in the ?Z direction, at a position between the supply roller and the discharge roller, the position being closer to the supply roller than to the discharge roller.

US Pat. No. 10,336,109

MEASURING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CALIBRATING PRINTING STATIONS

KHS GmbH, Dortmund (DE)

1. An apparatus comprising a measurement system for making measurements at a printing station that includes a print head that is adjustably held at a position at said printing station, said measurement system comprising a measurement device, a calculation unit, and an interface, wherein said measurement device is configured to detect measurement information relating to a position-modifiable component of said printing station during movement thereof, wherein said calculation unit is configured to receive said measurement information from said measurement device, wherein said calculation unit is further configured to determine actual-position data of said position-modifiable component from said measurement information received and to compare said actual-position data with predetermined reference-position data, and to determine calibration information based on said actual-position data and said reference-position data, and wherein said interface permits transfer of said calibration information.

US Pat. No. 10,336,107

IMAGE FORMATION APPARATUS

KONICA MINOLTA, INC., To...

1. An electrophotographic image formation apparatus capable of forming an image on a recording medium, comprising:a secondary transfer roller which transfers a toner image to the recording medium;
a first bent portion disposed upstream of the secondary transfer roller, as observed in a direction in which the recording medium is transported, and changing the direction in which the recording medium is transported;
a first swinging roller and a first deviation sensor disposed between the secondary transfer roller and the first bent portion;
a second bent portion disposed upstream of the first bent portion, as observed in the direction in which the recording medium is transported, and changing the direction in which the recording medium is transported;
a second swinging roller and a second deviation sensor disposed between the first bent portion and the second bent portion; and
a control unit which controls an amount of movement of the first swinging roller based on a first detected positional value of the recording medium sensed by the first deviation sensor and controls an amount of movement of the second swinging roller based on a second detected positional value of the recording medium sensed by the second deviation sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,336,106

PRINTING APPARATUS AND PRINTING METHOD

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A printing apparatus comprising:a transporting unit that transports a medium and that includes a medium support surface supporting the medium;
a printing unit that prints onto the medium;
a sensor that images the medium; and
a control unit that detects a displacement amount of the medium, which is an amount the medium is lifted from the medium support surface in an intersecting direction which extends along a thickness direction of the medium, based on a transport velocity which is acquired based on a plurality of images obtained by imaging the medium by the sensor at different times and that controls at least one of the transporting unit and the printing unit according to the displacement amount.

US Pat. No. 10,336,104

TAPE PRINTING APPARATUS

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A tape printing apparatus comprising:a cartridge mounting portion in which a tape cartridge is mounted, the tape cartridge including a first case that has a peripheral wall portion in which a hook projects from a tip end surface, and for which, on an outer peripheral surface of the peripheral wall portion, depths of recessed parts of a base-end-side part, which is a site that is further on a base end side than a base end portion of the hook, are different for a plurality of types of tape cartridge, and a second case that has a hook receiving portion with which the hook engages; and
a detection portion, an output of which changes depending on the depths of the recessed parts at the base-end-side part in a state in which a tape cartridge is mounted in the cartridge mounting portion.

US Pat. No. 10,336,101

DROPLET DISCHARGE APPARATUS

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A droplet discharge apparatus comprising:a head having nozzles capable of discharging droplets onto a medium;
a heater configured to heat the medium onto which the droplets are discharged from the head;
a blower fan configured to blow outside air from the outside to the inside of a casing that accommodates the head and the heater;
a temperature sensor configured to detect a temperature of outside air blown by the blower fan, and
a controller configured to cause the blower to reduce the volume of outside air blown into the casing if the temperature of outside air detected by the temperature sensor is less than a predetermined set temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,336,100

METHOD FOR FORMING AN IMAGE ON CORRUGATED CARDBOARD COMPRISING APPLYING A TREATMENT LIQUID, FIRST INK COMPOSITION, AND SECOND INK COMPOSITION

FUJIFILM CORPORATION, To...

1. An image forming method comprising:applying a treatment liquid containing at least one kind of acidic compound and having a pH of equal to or lower than 2 onto a corrugated cardboard substrate of 10?L*?90 on a CIELab color scale;
applying a first ink composition, which contains a coloring material and water and in which a total content of resin particles and wax particles is equal to or less than 2% by mass with respect to a total mass of the first ink composition, to a treatment liquid-applied surface of the corrugated cardboard substrate onto which the treatment liquid is applied by an ink jet method under a condition of an amount of a liquid droplet of equal to or greater than 10 picoliters; and
applying a second ink composition, which contains a resin, a wax, and water and in which a content of a coloring material is equal to or smaller than 0.5% by mass with respect to a total mass of the second ink composition, onto the first ink composition applied to the corrugated cardboard substrate; wherein
wax refers to a polymer compound having a melting point that is equal to or lower than 170° C., and resin refers to a polymer compound that does not have a melting point or has a melting point that is higher than 170° C.

US Pat. No. 10,336,099

FABRIC HOLDER, HEATER, AND IMAGE APPLIER

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...

1. A fabric holder comprising:a platen to hold a portion of a fabric to be printed;
a peripheral cover including a frame to sandwich the fabric between the platen and the frame,
the fabric holder being detachably attachable to a printer to perform printing on the fabric held by the fabric holder and a heating device that heats the fabric held by the fabric holder after the printer has performed printing on the fabric held by the fabric holder, and
the peripheral cover including a heat insulator having a thermal conductivity lower than a thermal conductivity of the peripheral cover.

US Pat. No. 10,336,096

PRINTING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD OF PRINTING APPARATUS, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A printing apparatus comprising:a thermal head that performs printing on a printing medium;
a head drive circuit that drives the thermal head; and
a processor configured to generate a control signal and print data and to supply the control signal and the print data to the head drive circuit,
wherein:
the thermal head has a plurality of heat generation elements whose temperatures are controlled by applying a voltage,
the head drive circuit controls application of a voltage to each of the plurality of heat generation elements according to drive data periodically supplied, the drive data including the control signal and the print data,
one period of the control signal includes a first voltage application control period and a second voltage application control period which are separated from each other,
the first voltage application control period is a period in which the printing is performed by controlling the application of a voltage,
the second voltage application control period is a period in which the printing is not performed and a temperature of the thermal head is adjusted by controlling the application of a voltage,
the head drive circuit drives the thermal head so that the printing is sequentially performed line by line on the printing medium by the thermal head based on the print data,
the first voltage application control period and the second voltage application control period are set within a period of one line cycle for the thermal head to print the one line on the printing medium,
the second voltage application control period is set to be a time which is shorter than the first voltage application control period, which is not zero time, and in which the printing is not performed
the processor generates the print data so that, in a period of the one line cycle corresponding to a first line scheduled to be printed by the thermal head and a period of the one line cycle corresponding to a second line scheduled to be printed immediately after the first line, in the case where a state of the application of a voltage to at least one specific heat generation element among the plurality of heat generation elements in the first voltage application control period satisfies a specific condition, the application of a voltage to the specific heat generation element is performed during the second voltage application control period in the period of the one line cycle corresponding to the first line,
the first voltage application control period includes a first period and a second period after the first period, and
the specific condition is that the application of a voltage to the specific heat generation element is performed in the first period during the first voltage application control period in the period of the one line cycle corresponding to the first line, the application of a voltage to the specific heat generation element is not performed in the second period, and the application of a voltage to the specific heat generation element is not performed during the first voltage application control period in the period of the one line cycle corresponding to the second line.

US Pat. No. 10,336,095

PRINTING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD OF PRINTING APPARATUS

SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION, ...

1. A printing apparatus comprising:a transport mechanism configured to transport a print medium in a transport direction;
a print head configured to print on the print medium;
a camera configured to capture an image of the print medium;
a light source configured to irradiate a capturing area of the camera with light at a predetermined angle with respect to a print surface of the print medium;
a carriage configured to mount the print head, the camera, and the light source; and
a processor configured to
acquire reflectance characteristic data representing a reflectance characteristic of irradiation light from the light source based on a captured image obtained by capturing an image of a test pattern by the camera, the test pattern being printed on the print medium by the print head,
determine a specific range of positions on the captured image, in a direction corresponding to the transport direction, in which a reflectance of the irradiation light is within a predetermined reflectance range based on the acquired reflectance characteristic data, and
acquire captured image data representing the captured image corresponding to the specific range of positions.

US Pat. No. 10,336,092

IMAGE FORMATION DEVICE

BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI K...

1. An image formation device comprising:a plurality of first nozzles arranged at an interval D [in] in a sub scan direction, and configured to eject a first ink;
a plurality of second nozzles arranged at the interval D [in] in the sub scan direction, and configured to eject a second ink;
a processor; and
a memory storing computer-readable instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to:
form an image of a resolution R [dpi], by relatively moving the first nozzles and the second nozzles in a main scan direction with respect to a print medium and causing the first ink and/or the second ink to be ejected, and relatively moving the first nozzles and the second nozzles in the sub scan direction with respect to the print medium, on the basis of print data, and
perform an ejection control, when printing of adjacent D×R pixels, which are a number D×R of pixels adjacent to each other in the sub scan direction, is performed by the first ink at a high density Ph [%] that is higher than a unit density Pu [%], which is a maximum density of the first ink able to be ejected at one time from the first nozzles that eject the first ink, with respect to a pixel array formed in the main scan direction corresponding to pixels that are scanned a plurality of times in the main scan direction within the adjacent D×R pixels, such that total densities of the second ink ejected onto each of the pixels in the pixel array by the plurality of times of scanning are, respectively, substantially the same as a maximum density of the second ink able to be ejected at one time from the second nozzles.

US Pat. No. 10,336,091

LIQUID DISCHARGE HEAD AND LIQUID DISCHARGE METHOD

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A liquid discharge head comprising:a substrate including at least one recording element disposed within the substrate, the at least one recording element configured to generate thermal energy used to discharge liquid;
a discharge orifice forming member including at least one discharge orifice configured to face the at least one recording element and to discharge the liquid;
a pressure chamber formed between the substrate and the discharge orifice member;
a first liquid channel formed between the substrate and the discharge orifice member configured to supply liquid to the pressure chamber;
a second liquid channel formed between the substrate and the discharge orifice member configured to recover liquid from the pressure chamber;
a liquid supply channel formed between the substrate and the discharge orifice member connected to the first liquid channel to supply liquid to the first liquid channel;
a liquid recovery channel formed between the substrate and the discharge orifice member connected to the second liquid channel to recover liquid from the second liquid channel; and
a control system configured to maintain (1) a pressure an inlet portion of the liquid supply channel, (2) a pressure at an outlet portion of the liquid recovery channel, and (3) a flow velocity of liquid within the pressure chamber,
wherein pressure at the inlet portion of the liquid supply channel is maintained higher than pressure at the outlet portion of the liquid recovery channel, and the flow velocity of the liquid within the pressure chamber is maintained between 3 to 140 mm/s.

US Pat. No. 10,336,090

CIRCULATION IN A FLUID EJECTION DEVICE

HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPME...

1. A fluid ejection device comprising:a discharge port;
an energy generating element to discharge liquid through the discharge port;
a first liquid supply on a first side of the discharge port;
a second liquid supply on a second side of the discharge port opposite the first side;
a first liquid flow path extending from the first liquid supply to the discharge port;
a second liquid flow path extending from the second liquid supply to the discharge port;
a fluid displacement actuator in the first liquid flow path; and
a second fluid displacement actuator in the first liquid flow path between the first liquid supply and the discharge port.

US Pat. No. 10,336,089

PRINTHEADS WITH SENSOR PLATE IMPEDANCE MEASUREMENT

HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPME...

1. A fluid ejection device comprising:a sensor plate located within a fluidic channel;
a source component to induce impedance across the sensor plate; and,
an output sample and hold element to measure an analog response in the sensor plate associated with a fluid movement event within the fluidic channel, the analog response indicating an impedance value across the sensor plate.

US Pat. No. 10,336,088

LIQUID EJECTION APPARATUS AND LIQUID EJECTION HEAD

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A liquid ejection apparatus comprising: a liquid storage configured to store a liquid; a liquid ejection head having an inlet port configured to feed the liquid fed from the liquid storage, an ejection port through which the liquid is ejected, and an intra-head flow path configured to feed the liquid from the inlet port to the ejection port; and a liquid delivery unit configured to feed the liquid from the liquid storage to the liquid ejection head, wherein a relation between an angular frequency ? of the liquid delivered from the liquid delivery unit, a coefficient of kinematic viscosity ? of the liquid, and an equivalent diameter (a) of at least a part of the intra-head flow path satisfies ?(?/2?)×a>1.

US Pat. No. 10,336,082

PRINTING APPARATUS AND PRINTING METHOD INCLUDING PENETRATION LIQUID

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A printing apparatus configured to perform printing on a sheet-like recording medium into which liquid can penetrate, the printing apparatus comprising:a discharge unit configured to discharge, onto one side of the recording medium, ink and penetration liquid, the penetration liquid promoting penetration of the ink through the recording medium to the other side of the recording medium;
a movement unit configured to move the discharge unit and the recording medium relative to each other when the printing is performed;
an adjustment unit configured to adjust a discharge amount of the penetration liquid discharged from the discharge unit onto the recording medium on the basis of at least a relative movement speed of the discharge unit to the recording medium; and
a storage unit configured to store:
a first calibration curve representing a relationship between a transport speed and a difference in density between one side and the other side of the recording medium on which the printing has been performed and
a second calibration curve representing a relationship of a mixing ratio of the ink and the penetration liquid when the printing was performed and the difference in density,
wherein the adjustment unit adjusts the discharge amount of the penetration liquid by using the first calibration curve and the second calibration curve.

US Pat. No. 10,336,081

METHOD OF MAINTAINING A FLUIDIC DISPENSING DEVICE

FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.,...

1. A method for maintaining a fluidic dispensing device, comprising:providing a fluidic dispensing device having a fluid reservoir containing fluid, the fluid reservoir being defined in part by a base wall, and having a stir bar located in the fluid reservoir, the stir bar being positioned adjacent to the base wall, and having a fluid ejection chip having a fluid ejection direction;
positioning the fluidic dispensing device at a predetermined orientation, wherein the fluid ejection direction is oriented in a range of upward vertical, plus or minus 90 degrees;
rotating the stir bar in a first rotational direction starting with a first rotational speed and increasing rotational velocity from the first rotational speed to a second rotational speed; and
after rotating the stir bar in the first rotational direction for a first period of time, then rotating the stir bar in a second rotational direction opposite to the first rotational direction,
wherein the stir bar is stopped, and then restarted, in accordance with a mixing frequency schedule, wherein the mixing frequency schedule provides for a rotation of the stir bar for a duration of two to ten seconds at a frequency of every two to four hours.

US Pat. No. 10,336,080

LIQUID SUPPLY APPARATUS AND PRINTING APPARATUS

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A printing apparatus comprising:a movable liquid ejection unit;
a liquid supply apparatus for supplying a liquid to a liquid ejection unit; and
a medium discharging unit,
wherein the liquid supply apparatus includes
a liquid tank that contains the liquid,
a connection channel member connected to the liquid tank, and
a buffer tank configured separately from the liquid tank, the buffer tank being connected to the liquid tank via the connection channel member, and being communicated with atmospheric air,
the liquid tank has a liquid storage chamber provided inside the liquid tank and a liquid inlet portion for injecting the liquid into the liquid storage chamber, the liquid inlet portion being closed using a cap when the liquid ejection unit executes liquid jet printing,
the buffer tank has a buffer chamber, with a bottom face of the buffer chamber being positioned at a position higher than a maximum liquid level of the liquid tank,
the liquid tank includes a plurality of the liquid storage chambers that are arranged in a first direction, the plurality of the liquid storage chambers containing a plurality of different types of liquid,
the buffer tank includes a plurality of the buffer chambers arranged in a second direction intersecting the first direction,
the medium discharging unit discharges, in the second direction, a printing medium printed onto by ejecting the liquid from the liquid ejection unit,
at least a portion of the liquid tank is positioned on the same side as the medium discharging unit relative to a movement region of the liquid ejection unit that moves in the first direction, and
at least a portion of the buffer tank is positioned on an opposite side to the medium discharging unit relative to the movement region.

US Pat. No. 10,336,078

RECORDING HEAD AND INKJET RECORDING APPARATUS INCLUDING SAME

KYOCERA Document Solution...

1. A recording head comprising an ink ejection surface where a plurality of ink ejection ports for ejecting ink onto a recording medium are disposed,wherein
a plurality of cleaning liquid supply ports for supplying a cleaning liquid are disposed on an upstream side with respect to the ink ejection ports in a wiping direction which is a direction in which a wiper wipes the ink ejection surface, and
the cleaning liquid supply ports each have a chamfer portion formed at a portion thereof that intersects a surface to be wiped by the wiper, the chamfer portion being R-shaped in section.

US Pat. No. 10,336,077

PRINT HEAD OR INK JET PRINTER WITH REDUCED SOLVENT CONSUMPTION

1. Print head of a binary continuous jet printer comprising:a cavity delimited by a first wall, a second wall facing the first wall, and side walls extending between the first wall and second wall,
a plurality of nozzles for producing a plurality of ink jets in said cavity,
at least one electrode for separating drops or sections of one or more of said ink jets intended for printing from drops or sections that do not serve for printing, the drops or sections starting separation at a point of separation along the one or more of said ink jets,
a slot, which passes through the second wall, open on the outside of the cavity and enabling the exit of drops or sections of ink intended for printing,
a gutter for recovering drops or sections not intended for printing,
at least a conduit for injecting gas into the cavity, and for making the gas circulate in a first direction toward the first wall and the nozzles, and then in a second direction toward the gutter,
wherein the drops or sections intended for printing follow a path that begins at the point of separation and extends downstream from the point of separation,
wherein the cavity comprises a planar sectional area parallel to the first wall, the gas circulating in the first direction and then the second direction through the planar sectional area without any dividing structure in the planar sectional area that is between each direction of the circulating gas; and
the path extends through the planar sectional area of the cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,336,076

LIQUID EJECTING APPARATUS

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A liquid ejecting apparatus comprising:a liquid ejecting unit that is configured to eject a first liquid and a second liquid onto a medium that is supported by a support member;
a first reception member configured to receive the first liquid ejected from the liquid ejecting unit;
a first sliding contact member configured to be in sliding contact with the first reception member;
a first collection unit that collects the first liquid that is collected from the first reception member by the first sliding contact member;
a second reception member configured to receive the second liquid ejected from the liquid ejecting unit;
a second sliding contact member configured to be in sliding contact with the second reception member; and
a second collection unit that collects the second liquid that is collected from the second reception member by the second sliding contact member wherein the support member is different from the first and second reception members.

US Pat. No. 10,336,075

INKJET HEAD ARRANGEMENT AND CONTROL OF LIQUID JETTING APPARATUS

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...

1. A liquid jetting apparatus configured to jet liquid onto a recording medium conveyed in a first direction, the liquid jetting apparatus comprising:a first head unit and a second head unit which are adjacent to each other in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction and which are arranged to partially overlap with each other in the first direction; and
a controller configured to control the first head unit and the second head unit,
wherein each of the first head unit and the second head unit includes a plurality of nozzle chips, each of the nozzle chips having a nozzle arrangement area in which nozzles are aligned in a third direction crossing both of the first and second directions,
the nozzle arrangement area of the first head unit and the nozzle arrangement area of the second head unit partially overlap with each other in the first direction in an overlapping area in the second direction,
in the overlapping area, the controller is configured to control the first head unit and the second head unit to jet the liquid from both of the nozzles included in the first head unit and the nozzles included in the second head unit, and
in the overlapping area, the controller is configured to control the first head unit and the second head unit to cause an amount of the liquid to be jetted per unit area of the recording medium to be smaller than that in a non-overlapping area in which the nozzle arrangement area of the first head unit and the nozzle arrangement area of the second head unit do not overlap with each other in the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,336,072

LIQUID EJECTION HEAD EJECTING LIQUID, LIQUID EJECTION APPARATUS, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING LIQUID EJECTION HEAD

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A liquid ejection head comprising:a recording element board including a first element and a second element that are used to perform recording, a first supply port that supplies liquid to the first element, and a second supply port that supplies liquid to the second element;
a supply member including a supply path through which liquid is supplied to the recording element board; and
a support member that supports the recording element board, and includes a first surface having a plurality of first openings that communicate with the first supply port and the second supply port, a second surface contacting the supply member and having a second opening that communicates with the supply path, and a flow path through which the plurality of first openings and the second opening communicate with each other, wherein
the support member includes a first beam that is provided between the plurality of first openings and extends from the first surface to middle of the flow path, and
in an arrangement direction of the plurality of first openings, a length of the second opening is shorter than a sum of lengths of the plurality of first openings and a length of the first beam on the first surface.

US Pat. No. 10,336,070

FLUID EJECTION DEVICE WITH A FLUID RECIRCULATION CHANNEL

HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPME...

1. A fluid ejection device, comprising:a fluid feed slot;
a plurality of fluid ejection chambers in fluid communication with the fluid feed slot;
a plurality of drop ejecting elements, wherein a drop ejecting element of the plurality of drop ejecting elements is positioned within each of the plurality of fluid ejection chambers;
a fluid circulation channel in fluid communication at a first end of the fluid circulation channel with the fluid feed slot and in fluid communication at multiple second ends of the fluid circulation channel with the plurality of fluid ejection chambers;
a fluid circulating element within the fluid circulation channel; and
a bubble dissipating structure positioned within the fluid circulation channel outside of the plurality of fluid ejection chambers.

US Pat. No. 10,336,068

LIQUID JETTING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF COPING WITH FLOATING OF MEDIUM

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A liquid jetting apparatus comprising:a medium feed unit that feeds a medium;
a medium transport unit that includes a medium support surface on which the medium fed by the medium feed unit is supported and transports the medium, which is fed by the medium feed unit, in a medium transport direction;
a liquid jet head that jets liquid to the medium transported by the medium transport unit;
a head moving unit that moves the liquid jet head between a liquid jet position where liquid is jetted to the medium and a retreat position which is more distant from the medium transport unit than the liquid jet position;
a liquid-drying processing section that performs drying processing on the medium to which the liquid jetted from the liquid jet head adheres and is disposed at a position on a downstream side of the liquid jet head in the medium transport direction;
a medium floating detection unit that is disposed at a position on an upstream side of the liquid jet head in the medium transport direction, and detects a floating of the medium indicating whether or not at least a part of the medium transported by the medium transport unit is away from the medium support surface by a distance equal to or longer than a predetermined distance;
a medium feed control unit that allows the medium feed unit to continue to feed the medium in a case in which the floating of the medium transported by the medium transport unit is detected by the medium floating detection unit;
a head movement control unit that allows the head moving unit to move the liquid jet head to the retreat position from the liquid jet position in a case in which the floating of the medium transported by the medium transport unit is detected by the medium floating detection unit; and
a liquid-drying processing control unit that switches the liquid-drying processing section to a liquid-drying processing-suppression state in which an intensity of drying processing is suppressed in comparison with that in a liquid-drying processing-performing state in which drying processing is performed on the medium, in a case in which the floating of the medium transported by the medium transport unit is detected by the medium floating detection unit.

US Pat. No. 10,336,067

LIQUID JET HEAD, LIQUID JET RECORDING DEVICE, AND LIQUID JET HEAD DRIVE METHOD

SII Printek Inc., Chiba-...

1. A liquid jet head comprising:a plurality of nozzles adapted to jet a liquid;
a piezoelectric actuator having a plurality of pressure chambers corresponding respectively to the nozzles and filled with the liquid, and adapted to vary a capacity of each of the pressure chambers; and
a control section adapted to apply a pulse signal to the piezoelectric actuator to thereby expand and contract the capacity of the pressure chamber so as to jet the liquid with which the pressure chamber is filled,
wherein the control section generates a drive waveform including a plurality of the pulse signals adapted to expand the capacity of the pressure chamber, and sets a single crest value of either of the pulse signals other than the pulse signal applied last to a different value from crest values of the other pulse signals in the drive waveform, the crest values of the other pulse signals being identical.

US Pat. No. 10,336,066

PRINTER AND CONTROL METHOD OF A PRINTER

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A printer comprising:a first printhead and a second printhead configured to eject ink to a print medium;
a conveyance mechanism configured to convey the print medium;
a camera configured to image the print medium;
a carriage configured to carry and move the first printhead, the second printhead, and the camera; and
a processor configured to
cause the first printhead to print a third mark,
cause the camera to image the third mark by the camera,
adjust deviation of at least driving the conveyance mechanism and the carriage based on a result of imaging the third mark,
cause the first printhead and the second printhead to print a first mark and a second mark, respectively,
cause the camera to image the first mark and the second mark, and
based on a result of imaging the first and second marks, adjust the ink ejection timing of the second printhead,
wherein the first printhead, the second printhead, and the camera are mounted on the carriage.

US Pat. No. 10,336,065

INKJET RECORDING APPARATUS CAPABLE OF CONFIRMING WITH USER WHETHER INK CHAMBERS HAVE BEEN REFILLED WITH INK

BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI K...

1. An inkjet recording apparatus comprising:a tank having:
a plurality of ink chambers each configured to store ink therein; and
a plurality of inlets provided in one-to-one correspondence with the plurality of ink chambers, ink being injected into each of the plurality of ink chambers through corresponding one of the plurality of inlets;
a recording head configured to eject the ink stored in each of the plurality of ink chambers to record an image on a sheet;
a display configured to display a screen;
an operation interface configured to receive a plurality of operations inputted by a user, the plurality of operations including a first operation, a second operation and a third operation, the operation interface being further configured to output operation signals in response to receptions of the plurality of operations;
a memory configured to store:
threshold values, each of the threshold values being set for each of the plurality of ink chambers;
count values, each of the count values being set for each of the plurality of ink chambers and updated in a direction approaching corresponding one of the threshold values in accordance with ejection of the ink stored in corresponding one of the plurality of ink chambers from the recording head; and
the operation signals outputted from the operation interface,
a controller configured to control the recording head and the display, the controller being configured to:
perform an inquiry process in which a displaying and receiving process is repeatedly performed for each of the plurality of ink chambers, wherein, in the displaying and receiving process, an inquiry screen targeting each of the plurality of ink chambers and including an inquiry to the user as to whether ink has been injected into a target ink chamber is displayed on the display, and an operation is received, through the operation interface, in response to the inquiry, the operation received in the displaying and receiving process being one of the first operation and the second operation;
perform an operation determination process to determine whether all of the operations received in the inquiry process are the first operations;
perform, in response to the determination in the operation determination process that all of the operations received in the inquiry process are the first operations, a confirmation process to display a confirmation screen on the display and to receive one of the first operation and the third operation through the operation interface, the confirmation screen prompting the user to input the third operation to confirm that ink has been injected into all of the plurality of ink chambers; and
initialize, in response to the receipt of the third operation in the confirmation process, the count values for all of the plurality of ink chambers.

US Pat. No. 10,336,064

DETECT CIRCUITS FOR PRINT HEADS

HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPME...

1. A print head comprising:a plurality of nozzles comprising respective heaters on the print head, each heater of the heaters to be driven by a respective firing pulse to form a bubble in a corresponding nozzle;
a first time repository on the print head to store a first time instant, and a second time repository on the print head to store a second time instant; and
a plurality of detect circuits provided onto the print head and coupled to corresponding nozzles of the plurality of nozzles,
wherein each respective detect circuit of the plurality of detect circuits is to detect a change in respective impedances for a respective nozzle at the first time instant and the second time instant, wherein the respective detect circuit comprises:
a first memory element to register a first test result obtained based on the impedance measured for the respective nozzle corresponding to the first time instant obtained from the first time repository; and
a second memory element to register a second test result obtained based on the impedance measured for the respective nozzle corresponding to the second time instant obtained from the second time repository, and
wherein the respective detect circuit is to indicate the respective nozzle to be functioning properly when the first test result has a first value and the second test result has a second value different from the first value.

US Pat. No. 10,336,063

LIQUID DISCHARGE APPARATUS, LIQUID DISCHARGE SYSTEM, AND LIQUID DISCHARGE METHOD

RICOH COMPANY, LTD., Tok...

1. A liquid discharge apparatus comprising:a plurality of heads disposed in a conveyance direction of a conveyed object to discharge liquids respectively onto the conveyed object;
at least one light source to irradiate the conveyed object with light having a high relative intensity in a range of wavelength in which a relative reflectance of the liquids is high, the light set to a frequency corresponding to a color spectrum off each of the liquids respectively discharged from the plurality of heads; and
a detector including at least one optical sensor configured to perform imaging of the conveyed object being irradiated by the at least one light source, to generate data,
the detector configured to generate a detection result based on the data, the detection result including at least one of a conveyance amount of the conveyed object and a conveyance speed of the conveyed object.

US Pat. No. 10,336,062

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PRECISION INKJET PRINTING

Board of Regents, The Uni...

1. A method for precision inkjet printing, comprising:determining an initial pressure waveform and an associated initial actuation parameter value;
based on the initial pressure waveform, actuating a print head to eject a lead droplet from a nozzle;
acquiring an image of the lead droplet;
processing the acquired image to estimate a volume of the lead droplet;
based on the estimated volume of the lead droplet and a target volume, determining an optimized pressure waveform that actuates the election of a subsequent droplet with the target volume; and
adjusting the initial actuation parameter value to an optimized actuation parameter value associated with the optimized pressure waveform by applying an automated tuning algorithm.

US Pat. No. 10,336,060

COATING FOR AQUEOUS INKJET TRANSFER

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. An aqueous ink transfer process comprising:coating the surface of an image transfer member (ITM) with a coating composition to a first thickness, the coating composition including a hydrophilic composition and a surfactant;
partially drying the coating composition to a reduced second thickness;
applying aqueous ink onto the coating composition;
swelling the coating composition by absorbing water from the ink;
partially drying the ink; and
transferring the ink onto a substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,336,055

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FABRICATING THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A method of additive manufacturing comprising:slicing a digital model of a three-dimensional object into a slice having a slice cross section and a slice thickness;
generating a build cross section from a copy of the slice cross section, the build cross section having an associated build thickness corresponding to the slice thickness;
adding to the build cross section a conformal lattice around the copy of the slice cross section;
adding to the build cross section a break line in the conformal lattice from an edge of the copy of the slice cross section to an edge of the build cross section; and
curing a portion of a photosensitive medium corresponding to the build cross section to produce a layer of a three-dimensional object, the cured portion having a thickness corresponding to the build thickness, the cured portion comprising a physical representation of at least one copy of the slice cross section and a portion of the conformal lattice.

US Pat. No. 10,336,053

CONTROL APPARATUS FOR THREE DIMENSIONAL OBJECT FABRICATION APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD FOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECT FABRICATION APPARATUS, AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECT FABRICATION SYSTEM

RICOH COMPANY, LTD., Tok...

1. A control method for controlling a three-dimensional object fabrication apparatus, the object fabrication apparatus including a storing unit configured to store powder; a supplying unit configured to supply the powder to the storing unit, in layer; and a discharge unit configured to discharge, onto the powder, a fabrication liquid for solidifying the powder, the control method comprising:controlling a total amount of the powder to be supplied from the supplying unit to the storing unit, to compensate for an amount of reduction in thickness of the layer after discharge of the fabrication liquid, based on fabrication data, indicating a shape of a three-dimensional object, and powder information, indicating a change in dimension of a layer of the powder due to permeation of the fabrication liquid, the controlling of the total amount of the powder to compensate for an amount of reduction in thickness of the layer after discharge of the fabrication liquid, including
calculating, based on the powder information, an actual thickness of the three-dimensional object, after reduction due to permeation of the fabrication liquid, and
adding a difference, between the thickness in design of the three-dimensional object and the actual thickness of the three-dimensional object, to the thickness in design of the three-dimensional object.

US Pat. No. 10,336,052

PHOTOCURABLE RESIN COMPOSITION FOR FORMING SUPPORT REGIONS

ISQUARED GmbH, Lengwil-O...

1. A photocurable resin composition for use in forming support regions when producing a photochemically fabricated 3D object by an inkjet method using a photocurable resin composition, wherein the photocurable resin composition, for forming said support regions, comprising, in proportions based on a total mass of the photocurable resin composition for forming said support regions each one of:(A) from 2 to 20 mass % of an N-hydroxyalkyl (meth)acrylamide (I) represented by the following general formula (I):

(where R1 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group and R2 represents a C2-4 straight-chain or branched alkylene group);
(B) from 2 to 20 mass % of (meth)acryloyl morpholine (II) represented by the following formula (II):

(where R3 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group);
(C) from 3 to 30 mass % of a (meth)acrylate compound containing at least one (meth)acryloyloxy group;
(D) from 40 to 90 mass % of a polyhydroxy compound having two or more hydroxyl groups; and
(E) from 0.1 to 5 mass % of a photo-radical polymerization initiator.

US Pat. No. 10,336,050

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR FABRICATING COMPONENTS

Thermwood Corporation, D...

1. An additive manufacturing method for fabricating a component having a surface substantially free of imperfections, the method comprising:providing a mold having a configuration corresponding to the component;
depositing a flowable material on at least one surface of the mold via a nozzle ahead of a roller to fabricate the component having the surface substantially free of imperfections; and
compressing the flowable material via the roller;
wherein the at least one surface includes a plurality of curves, and wherein the nozzle is configured for movement relative to the at least one surface such that a centerline of the nozzle remains perpendicular to a tangent plane for each curve of the plurality of curves, and wherein the roller rotates about the nozzle.

US Pat. No. 10,336,046

SELF-ADHERING TAPE COMPRISING MULTILAYERS OF POLYOLEFIN POLYMER MATERIALS AND METHOD

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. A self-adhering tape comprising:a polyolefin substrate layer having a first major surface and opposing major surface;
an adhesive layer disposed on the first major surface of the polyolefin substrate, an outer layer disposed on the opposing major surface of the polyolefin substrate, the outer layer and adhesive layer independently comprising a polymer comprising at least 50 wt-% of C2-C3 alkylene and at least 20 wt-% C4-C20 ?-olefin having a density less than 0.88 g/cc or 0.87 g/cc, wherein the adhesive layer and outer layer self-adheres such that the peel force to separate the adhesive layer from the outer layer ranges from 2 psi to 100 psi.

US Pat. No. 10,336,043

TRANSFER FILM, TRANSPARENT LAMINATE, METHOD FOR PRODUCING TRANSPARENT LAMINATE, CAPACITIVE INPUT DEVICE, AND IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE

FUJIFILM Corporation, Mi...

1. A transfer film comprising:a temporary support;
a first curable transparent resin layer; and
a second curable transparent resin layer disposed adjacent to the first curable transparent resin layer in this order,
wherein the thickness of the first curable transparent resin layer is equal to or greater than 1 ?m,
the second curable transparent resin layer includes 5% by mass to 95% by mass of a metal oxide particle with respect to the solid content of the second curable transparent resin layer, and
the first curable transparent resin layer does not include the metal oxide particle, or includes less amount of the metal oxide particle than the second curable transparent resin layer.

US Pat. No. 10,336,042

COMPOSITION, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR RIGIDITY TUNING WITH CONDUCTIVE THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMER

CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSIT...

1. A composite comprising:a conductive elastomer comprising an elastomer and a conductive filler,
wherein the conductive filler is disposed within the elastomer to provide electrical conductivity,
wherein the conductive elastomer exhibits a non-activated state at a first temperature and exhibits an activated state at a second temperature; and
an isolating elastomer sealing all surfaces of the conductive elastomer,
wherein the isolating elastomer is non-conductive.

US Pat. No. 10,336,037

GALVANIZED STEEL SHEET AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

1. A galvanized steel sheet, comprising:a steel sheet; and
a galvanizing layer which is formed on a surface of the steel sheet,
wherein the steel sheet includes as a chemical component, by mass %,
C: more than 0.100% to 0.500%,
Si: 0.0001% to less than 0.20%,
Mn: more than 0.20% to 0.5%,
Al: 3.0% to 10.0%,
N: 0.0030% to 0.0100%,
Ti: more than 0.100% to 1.000%,
P: 0.00001% to 0.0200%,
S: 0.00001% to 0.0100%, and
a remainder including Fe and impurities,
wherein a sum of a C content and a Ti content satisfies 0.200 a product of an Al content and an Si content satisfies Al×Si?0.8,
the galvanizing layer is a hot-dip galvannealing layer and includes as a chemical component, by mass %,
Fe: 7% to 15%,
Ni: 0.05% to 1.0%,
Al: 0.15% to 2.0%, and
a remainder including Zn and impurities, and
the galvanized steel sheet has a specific gravity of 5.5 to less than 7.5,
a CTS of the galvanized steel sheet evaluated in accordance with JIS Z 3137 with a spot welding under welding conditions, which are adjusted such that a nugget diameter is 5×?t mm at a sheet thickness of t mm, is 5 kN or higher, and
TS×? is 30000 MPa ·% or more, in which TS is defined as a tensile strength of the galvanized steel sheet and ? is defined as a hole expansion ratio of the galvanized steel sheet.

US Pat. No. 10,336,034

CARRIER-ATTACHED METAL FOIL

FREESIA MACROSS CORPORATI...

1. A carrier-attached metal foil comprising:an entirely flat plate-shaped carrier;
an entirely flat metal foil laminated on at least one of surfaces of the carrier; and
a pressure-sensitive adhesive provided at least between the carrier and the metal foil and at a periphery of the carrier surrounding a central region of the carrier and a periphery of the metal foil surrounding a central region of the metal foil, the pressure-sensitive adhesive fixing the periphery of the carrier and the periphery of the metal foil to each other with the pressure-sensitive adhesive in direct contact with both the carrier and the metal foil,
wherein the pressure-sensitive adhesive is not provided in the central region of the carrier such that the central region of the carrier and the central region of the metal foil remain in non-adhesive contact to each other, and
wherein the carrier and the metal foil are to be cut off at portions within the central region of the carrier and the central region of the metal foil, and
wherein the periphery of the carrier and the periphery of the metal foil are: cut off from the central region of the carrier and the central region of the metal foil; removed; and not used as a product.

US Pat. No. 10,336,032

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A PRINTING MATERIAL AND A DIRECTLY PRINTED DECORATIVE PANEL

1. Method for producing a printing substrate for direct printing onto a decorative panel, comprising the steps of:a) providing a plate-shaped carrier;
b) applying a resin layer onto the plate-shaped carrier;
c) applying a paper or non-woven fabric layer onto the plate-shaped carrier to form a layered structure; and
d) calendering the resulting layered structure at a temperature between ?40° C. and ?250° C.;
e) after said calendering, applying to the layered structure a resin which comprises between ?0.5 wt.-% and ?85 wt.-% of a solid material having a mean grain diameter d50 between ?0.1 ?m and ?120 ?m; and
f) performing a drying step on the resin applied in step (e) in which a surface temperature of ?75° C. and ?125° C. is generated.

US Pat. No. 10,336,030

EMBOSSED AND HOT-MELT LAMINATED MULTILAYER COMPOSITE FILM

Profol Kunststoffe GmbH, ...

1. A multi-layered composite film, comprising at least the following immediately consecutive and mutually bonded layers A-B-C:A: on a visible side, a polymer layer comprising 1 to 100% by weight of extrudable thermoplastic polyurethane-containing polymer and/or ionomer;
B: a tie layer comprising one or more modified plastics for the tie;
C: on a substrate side, a decorative layer;
characterised in that the layered composite of the layers A and B is coextruded and hot-melt laminated with the decorative layer at a temperature above the fusion temperature of the layered composite, while simultaneously one or more patterns is/are plastically embossed on the visible side of the multi-layered composite film in the same step; and
characterised in that an embossing depth index IP is at least 6.0 once the multi-layered composite film has cooled to room temperature, and the embossing depth index IP is dimensionless and defined as follows (all values being in micrometers):
IP=RZ(visible side)×1000/(RZ(substrate side)×thickness(A-B-C)).

US Pat. No. 10,336,029

METHOD OF FASTENING AN OBJECT TO A CONSTRUCTION ELEMENT

WOODWELDING AG, Stanssta...

1. A method of fastening an object to a lightweight building element, the method comprising the steps of:providing the lightweight building element element, being a planar structure with a first cover layer, a second cover layer, and a middle layer between the first and second cover layers, wherein a material density in the first and second cover layers is larger than in the middle layer, the first and second cover layers defining a first and second cover layer plane;
providing the object, the object comprising a first contact surface with a thermoplastic material, a second contact surface with thermoplastic material, and a coupling-in surface for coupling energy into the object;
positioning the object relative to the lightweight building element to bring the first contact surface in contact with the first cover layer and the second contact surface with the second cover layer,
coupling mechanical energy into the object and pressing the object against the lightweight building element to move the object substantially parallel to the first and second cover layer planes and to cause thermoplastic material of the object to become liquefied and to be pressed into the first and second cover layers, until the first contact surface lies against an inside of the first cover layer and the second contact surface lies against an inside of the second cover layer; and
allowing the liquefied thermoplastic material to re-solidify, whereby the liquefied and re-solidified thermoplastic material pressed into the first and second cover layers anchors the object with respect to the lightweight building element.

US Pat. No. 10,336,024

POLYVINYL ALCOHOL BASED POLARIZING FILM CONTAINING IODINE AND BORIC ACID

NITTO DENKO CORPORATION, ...

1. A polarizing film, comprising a polyvinyl alcohol-based resin film having a thickness of 7 ?m or less,wherein:
the polyvinyl alcohol-based resin film has an iodine concentration of 4.0 wt % to 6.0 wt %;
the polyvinyl alcohol-based resin film has a boric acid concentration of 17 wt % to 30 wt %; and
the polarizing film has a cross-linking index defined by the below-indicated equation of from 100 to 180:
(Cross-linking index) [(wt %)2]=(Iodine concentration in film) [wt %]×(Boric acid concentration in film) [wt %].

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. 10,336,004

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. 10,335,996

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. 10,335,992

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. 10,335,986

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. 10,335,981

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. 10,335,978

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. 10,335,969

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. 10,335,963

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. 10,335,960

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. 10,335,955

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. 10,335,950

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. 10,335,943

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. 10,335,941

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. 10,335,938

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. 10,335,933

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. 10,335,923

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. 10,335,919

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. 10,335,916

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. 10,335,914

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. 10,335,900

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. 10,335,887

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. 10,335,884

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. 10,335,882

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. 10,335,873

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. 10,335,862

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. 10,335,857

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. 10,335,848

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. 10,335,846

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. 10,335,843

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. 10,335,839

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. 10,335,834

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.