US Pat. No. 10,794,688

OPTICAL INTERFERENCE MEASURING DEVICE

MITUTOYO CORPORATION, Ka...

1. An interferometric optical device for measuring a curved wall shape of a cylindrical object and comprising:an interferometric optical system that emits measurement light at an interior wall of the object, collects the light reflected by the object, and creates a composite wave that combines the reflected light and a reference light beam from a reference mirror, wherein the interferometric optical system includes:
a beam splitter that splits incident light into the reference light and the measurement light, and that outputs a composite wave that includes the recombined light beams that have separately traversed a reference light path or have been reflected from the object; and
a reference mirror provided on the reference light path and that reflects the reference light beam, wherein the reference mirror is tilted with respect to an optical axis of the reference light, with a direction parallel to the optical axis of the measurement light as an axis of inclination;
a rotation drive assembly that is connected to the interferometric optical system and that rotationally displaces the interferometric optical system centered about a rotation axis that coincides with a center axis of the cylindrical object;
a sensor that acquires a two-dimensional distribution of the intensity of the composite wave using a plurality of photoreceptor elements arrayed two-dimensionally; and
a computer comprising a processor and one or more memories that store a set of executable instructions such that the processor, when executing the set of executable instructions, causes the computer to compute the internal wall shape of the object based on the plurality of two-dimensional distributions acquired in a state where a rotation angle for the rotation drive assembly varies.

US Pat. No. 10,794,687

SHAPE MEASUREMENT SYSTEM AND SHAPE MEASUREMENT METHOD

Hitachi, Ltd., Tokyo (JP...

1. A shape measurement system which measures a shape of a measurement object, comprising:a light source;
an irradiating body which irradiates the measurement object with light from the light source;
an imaging body which captures images of the measurement object based on the light from the irradiating body with which the measurement object was irradiated;
a moving mechanism which causes the irradiating body and the imaging body to move along the measurement object; and
a processing unit which executes data processing for measuring the shape of the measurement object based on images of the measurement object,
wherein the imaging body incorporates an image of the measurement object at each predetermined timing upon moving along the measurement object, and
wherein processing unit:
determines a cross section shape of the measurement object and a moving mode of the moving mechanism moving the irradiating body and the imaging body based on images of the measurement object; and
measures the shape of the measurement object based on the cross section shape and the moving mode of the moving mechanism;
wherein the irradiating body irradiates the measurement object with a first laser beam and a second laser beam, and
wherein the processing unit:
determines the cross section shape from images of the measurement object based on the first laser beam; and
determines the moving mode of the moving mechanism from images of the measurement object based on the second laser beam.

US Pat. No. 10,794,686

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR MEASURING BELTS

Laitram, L.L.C., Harahan...

1. Apparatus for measuring belts, comprising:a first rangefinder making first distance measurements from the first rangefinder to a belt having a regularly spaced topographical feature and advancing at a belt speed in a direction of belt travel transverse to the distance between the first rangefinder and the belt;
a processor receiving the first distance measurements from the first rangefinder and producing a first profile record of a predetermined number of sequential first distance measurements and determining the occurrences of the regularly spaced topographical feature in the first profile record;
a second rangefinder making second distance measurements from the second rangefinder to the belt, wherein the second rangefinder is offset from the first rangefinder in the direction of belt travel by a separation distance;
wherein the processor receives the second distance measurements, produces a second profile record of a predetermined number of sequential second distance measurements, and determines the occurrences of the regularly spaced topographical features in the second profile record.

US Pat. No. 10,794,685

OPTICAL MEASUREMENT SYSTEM

OMRON Corporation, Kyoto...

1. An optical measurement system comprising:a light source;
an optical system disposed to face an irradiation light beam from the light source and configured to irradiate a measurement object with the irradiation light beam and to receive a reflected light beam from a measuring surface of the measurement object;
at least one spectroscope configured to separate the reflected light beams received by the optical system into wavelength components;
a light receiving unit in which a plurality of light receiving elements are arranged in a separation direction of the spectroscope;
a light guide unit configured to include a plurality of cores, to optically connect the light source and the optical system, and to optically connect the optical system and the spectroscope; and
a processing unit,
wherein the processing unit is configured to
calculate a distance between the optical system and the measurement object based on the reflected light beam for each of the reflected light beams corresponding to the cores,
compare a value indicating the distance with a threshold value for each of the reflected light beams,
calculate an average value of all the values indicating the distance when the values indicating the distance in the reflected light beams corresponding to all the cores are equal to or greater than the threshold value or the values indicating the distance are less than the threshold value, and
calculate an average value of the values indicating the distance which are equal to or greater than the threshold value or an average value of the values indicating the distance which are less than the threshold values when the values indicating the distance in the reflected light beams corresponding to some cores are equal to or greater than the threshold value and the values indicating the distance in the reflected light beams corresponding to the other cores are less than the threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,794,684

INTERFEROMETRIC TOUCH PROBE

QUALITY VISION INTERNATIO...

1. A touch probe for sensing the position of a surface, having:a housing;
a moving assembly supported within the housing and comprising a flexible reflective element, a spacer element, and a semitransparent element, wherein a reflective surface of the flexible reflective element and a surface of the semitransparent element opposing the reflective surface are separated by the spacer element in a first arrangement over a first area of the reflective surface when the flexible reflective element is in a first relatively non-flexed position, and wherein the moving assembly is movable in the housing from a rest location;
a stylus connected to the flexible reflective element, where the moving assembly and stylus are configured such that movement of the stylus responsive to a force on the stylus causes the flexible reflective element to flex and change distances, relative to the first relatively non-flexed position, between points on the reflective surface of the flexible reflective element and on the opposing surface of the semitransparent element over the first area of the reflective surface;
a coherent light source configured for providing coherent light incident upon the semitransparent element and directed through the semitransparent element towards the reflective surface of the flexible reflective element, whereby the coherent light is partially internally reflected from the opposing surface of the semitransparent element surface and partially transmitted through the semitransparent element to the reflective surface of the flexible reflective element, such that light reflected from the reflective surface can constructively or destructively interfere with the internally reflected light in the semitransparent element and create interference fringes over the first area dependent upon separation distances between the reflective surface of the reflective element and the opposing surface of the semitransparent element; and
a detector configured for sensing changes in interference fringes patterns over the first area in response to flexing of the flexible element and change in distances between points on the reflective surface of the flexible reflective element and on the opposing surface of the semitransparent element over the first area of the reflective surface.

US Pat. No. 10,794,683

DETERMINING MOVING PROPERTIES OF A TARGET IN AN EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT SOURCE

ASML Netherlands B.V., V...

1. A diagnostic apparatus comprising:a probe module configured to direct probe light toward a target trajectory of a target that is traveling toward a target space, the probe light having an extent that defines a probe distance DP along the target trajectory and the probe light interacting with a current target prior to the current target entering the target space; and
a detection module arranged relative to the probe module, the detection module including a plurality of detection apparatuses each configured to detect a plurality of two-dimensional representations of the current target, each two-dimensional representation of the current target being produced from the interaction between the probe light and the current target.

US Pat. No. 10,794,682

BALL SCREW WITH TILT DETECTOR

Industrial Technology Res...

1. A ball screw, comprising:a screw rod, wherein the screw rod has a first groove on an outer surface of the screw rod and is extended along a direction of an axis;
two screw nuts, wherein each of the two screw nuts has a second groove on an inner surface of the screw nut, the two screw nuts are installed on the screw rod such that the two screw nuts can move along the axis;
a channel formed by the first groove and the second groove,
a plurality of balls disposed in the channel; and
a tilt detector disposed between the two screw nuts to detect a tilt angle of the two screw nuts, comprising:
a force-receiving element comprising:
at least one ring-type structure having two planes, wherein a normal vector on a first sectional plane where the at least one ring-type structure is located is parallel to the direction of the axis, and the first sectional plane and the axis are intersected at a first intersection;
at least one first strain sensor; and
at least one second strain sensor,
wherein the two planes are parallel to each other and the two planes are respectively in contact with the two screw nuts, the at least one ring-type structure is a point-symmetric with respect to the first intersection.

US Pat. No. 10,794,681

LONG RANGE CAPACITIVE GAP MEASUREMENT IN A WAFER FORM SENSOR SYSTEM

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

1. A sensor wafer, comprising:a substrate, wherein the substrate comprises a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface;
a first conductive pad with a first surface area, wherein the first conductive pad has a surface that is substantially coplanar with the first surface of the substrate, and wherein an edge of the first conductive pad that faces an edge of the substrate has a curvature that matches a curvature of the substrate; and
a second conductive pad with a second surface area that is smaller than the first surface area, wherein the second conductive pad has a surface that is substantially coplanar with the first surface of the substrate, and wherein an edge of the second conductive pad that faces an edge of the substrate has a curvature that matches the curvature of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,794,680

DIFFERENTIAL MAGNETIC PROXIMITY SENSOR

STEMCO PRODUCTS, INC., M...

1. A distance measuring device comprising:a first sensing module having a first zero angle measurement axis point, a second sensing module having a second zero angle measurement axis point,
a reference device,
an evaluating module,
a horizontal base line connecting the first zero angle measurement axis point and the second zero angle measurement axis point,
wherein each one of the first and second sensing module is configured to detect the strength of a magnetic field in a first sensing direction and a second sensing direction,
wherein the reference device is movable with respect to the first sensing module and the second sensing module along a movement trajectory,
wherein the reference device is movable towards and away from the horizontal base line,
wherein the reference device emits a magnetic field detectable by the first and second sensing module,
wherein the first sensing module is configured to detect the magnetic field and to determine a first opening angle between the second sensing direction and the position of the reference device as a result of the detected magnetic field strength,
wherein the second sensing module is configured to detect the magnetic field and to determine a second opening angle between the second sensing direction and the position of the reference device,
wherein the second sensing direction of the first sensing module and/or of the second sensing module is inclined with respect to the movement trajectory at an angle between 1° and 89°,
wherein the second sensing direction of the first sensing module is parallel to the second sensing direction of the second sensing module,
wherein the evaluating module is configured to determine the distance between the horizontal base line and the reference device based on the first opening angle and the second opening angle.

US Pat. No. 10,794,679

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MEASURING GEOMETRIC PARAMETERS OF THROUGH HOLES

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A method of measuring geometric parameters of through holes in a substrate, comprising:positioning a camera comprising an image sensor and a lens having a depth of field greater than a thickness of the substrate at a measuring station, the image sensor having a pixel count of at least 10 megapixels and a pixel size of 1.7 microns or less;
positioning a select sub-volume of the substrate within a field of view of the camera and within the depth of field, wherein the select sub-volume has a front side, a back side, and at least one through hole,
the front side being positioned in opposing relation to the lens, and
the at least one through hole having a first side at the front side of the select sub-volume and a second side at the back side of the select sub-volume;
illuminating the select sub-volume by directing light from a light source comprising a telecentric illuminator at the back side of the select sub-volume, wherein the camera and light source are arranged on opposite sides of the substrate;
capturing an image of the select sub-volume on the image sensor; and
processing the image to measure at least a minimum transverse dimension of the through hole along a length of the through, the minimum transverse dimension of the through hole being disposed between the first side and the second side of the through hole.

US Pat. No. 10,794,678

APPARATUS FOR MEASURING THE ROUGHNESS OF A WORKPIECE SURFACE

Carl Zeiss Industrielle M...

1. An apparatus for measuring a surface of a workpiece, the apparatus comprising:a multi-link articulated arm; and
a roughness sensor carried by the multi-link articulated arm, the roughness sensor having a sensing element configured to be linearly displaceable relative to the multi-link articulated arm along an advance direction and to be elastically deflectable along a deflection direction,
the multi-link articulated arm comprising:
a coupling link configured to connect the multi-link articulated arm to a movable carrier of a coordinate measuring apparatus or of a robot;
a first arm portion arranged relative to the coupling link and configured to be rotatable by a first drive about a first axis of rotation;
a second arm portion configured to be rotatable by a second drive relative to the first arm portion about a second axis of rotation;
a third arm portion configured to be rotatable by a third drive relative to the second arm portion about a third axis of rotation, the third arm portion having the roughness sensor fastened thereto,
the second arm portion being arranged between the first arm portion and the third arm portion; and
the deflection direction being arranged parallel to the third axis of rotation while the sensing element is displaced linearly relative to the multi-link articulated arm along the advance direction.

US Pat. No. 10,794,677

RADIAL CONDUIT CUTTING SYSTEM

Otto Torpedo Company, Pl...

1. A metal magnalium thermite pellet for creating heated gas, said metal magnalium thermite pellet is insertable into a cutting apparatus and/or a high power igniter that releasably secures to the cutting apparatus, the cutting apparatus for radially projecting a flow of heated gas to cut from an internal surface through an external surface of a conduit, the conduit for oil, gas, mining, and underwater pressure sealed tool applications, said metal magnalium thermite pellet comprises:a metal magnalium thermite composition by weight consisting of:
between 1 to 44 percent magnalium alloy;
between 1 to 44 percent aluminum;
between 40 to 60 percent iron oxide; and
between 10 to 20 percent polytetrafluoroethylene.

US Pat. No. 10,794,676

AMMUNITION RELOADING DEVICE

1. An ammunition cartridge case reloading die comprising:a die body defined by an interior bore and a bore opening;
a retention cap attachable to the die body;
a cartridge case tool mounted to the retention cap in axial alignment with the interior bore, with a tip of the cartridge case tool being at a proscribed distance relative to the bore opening;
a centering shuttle in sliding engagement in the interior bore of the die body, the centering shuttle defining a shuttle bore through which the cartridge case tool passes and a reverse taper opening receptive to the ammunition cartridge case, the tip of the cartridge case tool further being positioned proximally to a narrowed portion of the reverse taper opening with the centering shuttle in full extension relative to the die body; and
a biasing element disposed within the interior bore between the centering shuttle and the retention cap, movement of the centering shuttle within the interior bore of the die body being dampened by the biasing element.

US Pat. No. 10,794,675

BIODEGRADABLE AMMUNITION FOR FIREARMS

1. Biodegradable non-lethal ammunition for firearms having a specific weight of 0.6-6 g/cm3 formed by:(i) a cartridge case comprising gas-forming means, wherein the wall thickness is comprised between 0.3 and 3 mm,
(ii) a case base and
(iii) a projectile, wherein the composition of said projectile comprises:
at least 30% of a bioplastic, of which at least 90% by weight is transformed into carbon dioxide, water, and biomass in less than six months according to standard ISO 14855 and
a mineral filler in proportions between 20% and 45% by weight with respect to the total weight of said bioplastic selected from the group of carbonates or mineral salts,
wherein said bioplastic is composed of polylactic acid (PLA) in proportions between 5% and 15% by weight with respect to the total weight of said bioplastic, and of a biodegradable elastomeric polymer in proportions between 50% and 75% by weight with respect to the total weight of said bioplastic, and
wherein the cartridge case and case base are made of a material comprising an elastomeric bioplastic of vegetable origin in proportions between 95% and 100% by weight with respect to the total weight of the material, plus a mineral filler in a maximum of 5% by weight with respect to the total weight of said material.

US Pat. No. 10,794,674

ELECTRIC TRACER MUNITION

BAE SYSTEMS PLC, London ...

1. A tracer bullet for selective activation, the tracer bullet comprising:an electronic tracer device including an electrical power source and an electronic emitter, whereupon selective activation of the electronic tracer device, said electronic emitter emits radiation;
a cavity capable of receiving said electronic tracer device, such that the electronic tracer device is entirely disposed within the cavity; and
an outer sheath and an inner core, wherein the outer sheath extends past an end portion of the inner core to create the cavity between an inner wall of the outer sheath and the end portion of the inner core.

US Pat. No. 10,794,673

VERY LOW POWER ACTUATION DEVICES

OMNITEK PARTNERS LLC, Ro...

1. A munition comprising:a control surface actuation device comprising:
an actuator comprising first and second pistons, each of the first and second pistons being movable between an extended and retracted position, the extended position resulting from an activation of each of the first and second pistons; and
a rotatable plate having more than two pockets, each pocket being engageable with a corresponding portion of a respective one of the first and second pistons, a distance between adjacent pockets of the more than two pockets being different than a distance between the portions of the first and second pistons, such that activation of the portion into a respective pocket rotates the plate; and
a control surface operatively connected to the plate such that rotation of the plate rotates the control surface.

US Pat. No. 10,794,672

LIGHTED NOCK

GSM, LLC, Houston, TX (U...

1. A lighted nock comprising:a nock body having a shaft extending from the nock body, the nock body forming a nock cavity, a light source positioned within the nock cavity, a ferrule forming a ferrule cavity and an inwardly extending ferrule ridge, a power source at least partially housed within the ferrule cavity and at least partially housed within the nock cavity, the shaft at least partially mounted within the ferrule cavity, an end portion of the shaft having an outwardly extending protrusion interfering with the inwardly extending ferrule ridge to fix a position of the shaft within the ferrule cavity, and a first bias element and a second bias element mounted between the light source and the power source, wherein movement of the shaft within the ferrule cavity operates the light source between an on condition and an off condition.

US Pat. No. 10,794,671

POLYMER-BASED CARTRIDGE CASING FOR SUBSONIC AMMUNITION

PCP Tactical, LLC, Vero ...

1. A high strength polymer-based blank cartridge comprising:a first end;
a neck disposed at the first end;
a shoulder disposed below the neck forming a bottleneck cartridge;
a second end opposite the first end;
an insert engaged to the second end;
a propellant chamber formed between the shoulder and the insert and having an unobstructed and a reduced volume;
an extension extending from the neck opposite the shoulder; and
a cap formed on the extension, partially sealing the propellant chamber,
the reduced volume is reduced in comparison to a propellant chamber of a standard cartridge.

US Pat. No. 10,794,670

INITIATION SYSTEM HAVING PLASTIC HOUSING, WHICH ENCAPSULATES AN INITIATOR, AND A LID THAT HERMETICALLY SEALS THE HOUSING

Reynolds Systems, Inc., ...

1. An initiation system comprising:a housing formed of a plastic material, the housing defining a cavity with an open end;
an exploding foil initiator assembly having an initiator chip, a flyer layer and a barrel, the initiator chip having an electrically conductive bridge and being at least partly encapsulated in the plastic material of the housing, the flyer layer having a first side, which faces the bridge, and a second side opposite the first side, the barrel being disposed between the second side of the flyer layer and an end of the cavity opposite the open end; and
a securing structure formed of metal and being partly encapsulated in the plastic material of the housing, the securing structure being disposed about the cavity and extending from the housing about a perimeter of the open end of the cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,794,669

HANDHELD PERSONAL SAFETY DEVICE

14. A method of using a wearable safety device comprising:placing a plurality of a user's fingers into openings of finger holders of a wearable safety device, wherein the wearable device comprises an elongate housing, a camera, and a dazzling light source, wherein the finger holders are connected to a long side of the elongate housing;
activating the camera and the dazzling light source;
directing the dazzling light and camera in a direction generally opposite to the plurality of finger holders; and
taking a picture with the camera in the same direction that the light source dazzles.

US Pat. No. 10,794,668

LIGHTING CONTROL

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A method of controlling at least one light source to generate glare towards at least one spectator area in a stadium comprising a plurality of spectator areas, the method comprising:receiving, from a sound transducer in the stadium, an audio signal,
analyzing, by a processor, the audio signal to recognize a specific sound or sound pattern indicative of unwanted behavior,
detecting, by the processor, based on said analysis, that at least one spectator is exhibiting unwanted behavior within a first spectator area;
determining, by a source localization module, a location of the first spectator area;
identifying, by the processor, a second spectator area as being a target of the unwanted behavior,
determining, by the processor, a line of sight between the first spectator area and the second spectator area; and
controlling at least one light source to increase an amount of glare along the determined line of sight thereby discouraging the at least one spectator from looking towards the second spectator area to discourage the unwanted behavior.

US Pat. No. 10,794,667

OPTICAL THERMAL PROFILE

ROLLS-ROYCE CORPORATION, ...

1. A system for thermal management of a directed energy weapon, the system comprising:a processor configured to:
identify a shot profile of the directed energy weapon, the shot profile comprising a plurality of planned energy emissions from a light-emitting diode (LED) of the directed energy weapon;
identify, prior to a start of a respective one of the planned energy emissions, a thermal profile associated with the respective one of the planned energy emissions, the thermal profile comprising a predetermined target temperature of the LED;
generate a plurality of cooling instructions prior to a performance of the shot profile by the directed energy weapon, each of the cooling instructions corresponding to the respective one of the planned energy emissions of the shot profile, a each of the cooling instructions configured to cause a cooling source to adjust a temperature of a cooling fluid to the predetermined target temperature of the thermal profile associated with the respective one of the planned energy emissions; and
cause the cooling fluid to be applied to the LED in accordance with each of the cooling instructions, wherein each of the cooling instructions is configured to cause the cooling source to adjust the temperature of the cooling fluid applied to the LED in accordance with a respective one of the cooling instructions prior to the start of the respective one of the planned energy emissions from the LED.

US Pat. No. 10,794,666

MINE SWEEPING VEHICLE

YEDITEPE UNIVERSITESI, I...

1. A mine sweeping vehicle, comprising:an arm mechanism;
a detector integrated to the arm mechanism and configured to scan an underground by an orbital movement;
at least one data recording element; wherein position information of a mine is provided by a positioning system, and detected by the detector, and the position information of the mine is delivered to a display element by the at least one data recording element;
a first fan assembly and at least one propeller, wherein the first fan assembly having at least one fan is configured to make the mine sweeping vehicle rise from a ground, and at least one propeller is configured to make the mine sweeping vehicle move in a movement direction; and
a second fan assembly having a plurality of fans, wherein the plurality of fans are positioned opposite to each other; and the second fan assembly is configured for a turning of the mine sweeping vehicle and preventing the mine sweeping vehicle from slipping sideways.

US Pat. No. 10,794,665

BALLISTICS RESISTANT HARD PLATE ARMOR

East West Consolidated, L...

1. A method of making a hard armor plate comprising:forming a first molded plate of a plurality of ballistic fibers comprising:
heating a plurality of unidirectional aramid layers at a temperature in the range of 150-200 degrees Celsius, applying pressure in the range of 4-10 MPa for 2-5 minutes, applying pressure in the range of 6 and 15 MPa for 10-20 minutes, applying pressure in the range of 15 and 25 MPa for 15-30 minutes, and forming a molded plate; and
applying coolant to the molded plate and applying pressure in the range of 15 and 20 MPa until the mold has a temperature in the range of 45-55 degrees Celsius;
forming a second molded plate of a plurality of ballistic fibers comprising
heating a plurality of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene layers at a temperature in the range of 120-150 degrees Celsius, applying pressure in the range of 4-10 MPa for 3-4 minutes, applying pressure in the range of 6-15 MPa for 10-20 minutes, applying pressure in the range of 12 and 25 MPa for 20-40 minutes, and forming a molded plate; and
introducing a coolant to the molded plate and applying a pressure in the range of 12-25 MPa until the molded plate has a temperature in the range of 50 Celsius;
adhering a layer of ceramic tiles to the second molded plate of a plurality of ballistic fibers with an adhesive; and
adhering the first molded plate of a plurality of ballistic fibers to the layer of ceramic tiles with an adhesive.

US Pat. No. 10,794,664

FIREARM SUPPORTING RATCHET BELT WITH ENHANCED STRENGTH AND ADJUSTABILITY

1. A ratchet belt worn by a user with enhanced strength and load-bearing capacity, the ratchet belt configured to support a plurality of firearms, tactical gear and equipment thereon and permit the user to move into one of a plurality of body positions, the ratchet belt comprising:a flexible strip comprising a first end and a second end, the first end of the flexible strip comprising a front edge extending in a first plane that is continuously connected to a pair of side corner edges, each side corner edge in the pair of side corner edges extending in a second plane that is oriented generally 45 degrees relative to the first plane, the flexible strip configured to support any number of the plurality of firearms, tactical gear and equipment thereon;
a ladder strap coupled to the flexible strip and comprising a plurality of teeth, the ladder strap comprising a first end aligned with the first end of the flexible strip and a second end coupled to an intermediate portion of the flexible strip; and
a ratchet assembly coupled to the second end of the flexible strip and comprising a crank arm rotatably mounted to a buckle, the crank arm configured to engage with one of the plurality of teeth on the ladder strap, the ratchet assembly comprising a release lever rotatably mounted to the buckle, wherein the release lever is configured to adjust to a locked position in contact with one of the plurality of teeth of the ladder strap to prevent slidable movement of the ladder strap relative to the buckle, wherein the release lever is configured to adjust to an unlocked position to permit slidable movement of the ladder strap relative to the buckle;
wherein the flexible strip is configured to be disposed around the user to permit the first end of the ladder strap to insert through the buckle of the ratchet assembly, wherein the crank arm is rotatably adjusted to engage with one of the plurality of teeth in the ladder strap to enable the flexible strip to conform to the user.

US Pat. No. 10,794,663

LASER INDUCED FRICTION SURFACE ON FIREARM

ZPE LICENSING INC., Teme...

1. A method for increasing a coefficient of friction of an external surface of a grip area or slide of a firearm, the method comprising the steps of:disposing a laser machine adjacent to a component of the firearm so that a laser beam of the laser machine is in a line of sight to the external surface of the grip area or slide of the firearm;
adjusting the laser machine so that the laser beam is capable of vaporizing the external surface of the grip area or slide of the firearm to create a kerf and dispose recast at the kerf to increase a roughness of the grip area or slide of the firearm;
applying the laser beam of the laser machine onto the external surface of the grip area or slide of the firearm with the adjusted laser machine to form the kerf and dispose the recast material at the kerf.

US Pat. No. 10,794,662

STOCK ASSEMBLY SYSTEMS WITH MATING INTERFACES

Strike Industries, Inc., ...

1. A stock assembly for adjusting a length of a firearm, comprising:a receiver extension having a connecting portion configured to attach to the firearm, the receiver extension further having a first interface protruding radially on a first side of the receiver extension; and
a stock having a second interface configured to mate with the first interface,
wherein the first interface of the receiver extension comprises a base portion having at least one position hole, a plurality of first edges, and a plurality of first grooves,
wherein the second interface of the stock comprises a slot portion having an adjustment pin configured to move between a first position and a second position, the second interface further comprises a plurality of second edges and a plurality of second grooves,
wherein the plurality of first edges of the first interface are in contact with the plurality of second grooves of the second interface and the plurality of first grooves of the first interface are in contact with the plurality of second edges of the second interface to mate the stock with the receiver extension,
wherein the base portion of the first interface is in contact with the slot portion of the second interface allowing the stock to slide along a horizontal axis of the receiver extension,
wherein the first position of the adjustment pin allows the stock to slide along the horizontal axis of the receiver extension to adjust the length of the firearm,
wherein the second position of the adjustment pin inserts the adjustment pin into the at least one position hole to lock the stock along the horizontal axis of the receiver extension to fix the length of the firearm, and
wherein, when the receiver extension and the stock assembled together with the first interface mated with the second interface, a second side of the receiver extension opposite the first side thereof is exposed and not covered by the stock.

US Pat. No. 10,794,661

COLLAPSIBLE BUTTSTOCK WITH AUTOMATIC DEPLOYMENT

Robert Irvin, Hilliard, ...

1. A collapsible buttstock with automatic deployment, comprising:a housing with a first opening configured to provide clearance for a buffer tube, a buffer tube traversing the housing longitudinally through the opening and attaching to a firearm;
two or more rods slidably coupled, via respective attachment members, to the housing through respective second openings in the housing, said two or more rods each comprising a hollow cavity configured to accommodate a biasing member for exerting a biasing force against the respective attachment member;
an operator support buttstock element coupled to an end of the two or more rods;
a locking element comprising two or more locking blocks each configured to engage a respective one of plural notches on the two or more rods for locking the two or more rods and the operator support buttstock element in place, each of the two or more locking blocks comprising a tapered surface; and
a release trigger with a contoured step configured to engage the tapered surfaces of the two or more locking blocks, wherein
when the release trigger is moved by an operator of the firearm, the contoured step engages the tapered surfaces to push the two or more locking blocks away from engagement with the respective notches on the two or more rods, thus allowing a biasing member in each rod to push the respective rod and the operator support buttstock element away from the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,794,660

REVERSE VELOCITY JET TAMPER DISRUPTER ENHANCER WITH MUZZLE BLAST SUPPRESSION

THE UNITED STATES OF AMER...

20. A fluid jet propellant driven disrupter comprising:a disrupter barrel having:
a breech end,
a muzzle end;
a barrel lumen extending between the breech end and the muzzle end,
an inner barrel surface that defines the barrel lumen; and
an outer barrel surface that opposably faces the inner barrel surface,
wherein at least a distal portion of the disrupter barrel comprises:
a suppressor chamber positioned between the inner and outer barrel surfaces;
a plurality of passages that connect the barrel lumen with the suppressor chamber, wherein the plurality of passages are sized to allow gas to move from the barrel lumen to the suppressor chamber and minimize liquid movement from the barrel lumen to the suppressor chamber;
wherein the outer barrel surface has a proximal region that is a continuous surface that radially isolates the disrupter barrel lumen from a surrounding environment and a distal region having one or more passages that fluidly connects the suppressor chamber to a surrounding environment, and wherein the distal region spans 50% or less of a longitudinal length of the barrel from the muzzle end.

US Pat. No. 10,794,659

BOWFISHING ARROW SLIDE

Crosman Corporation, Blo...

15. An apparatus for coupling an arrow to a bow, the apparatus comprising:a body including:
a first end; and
a second end;
a first opening disposed at the first end;
a second opening disposed at the second end;
a passageway disposed through the body between the first opening and the second opening, the passageway including:
a waist; and
sidewalls adjoined at least in part by corners, wherein at least a portion of the sidewalls taper inwards from the first opening to the waist, and the sidewalls are configured to engage a shaft of an arrow only at locations distant from the corners of the passageway.

US Pat. No. 10,794,658

AIMABLE DEVICE STOCK WITH MULTI-FUNCTION FORESTOCK

Crosman Corporation, Blo...

10. A stock for use with an aimable device comprising:a body mechanically associated with the aimable device and movable to determine an aiming axis for, the aimable device;
a shoulder mount positioned proximate to one end of the body;
a firing grip positioned apart from the shoulder mount along a length of the body;
a first support leg having a first mounting end and a first foot end;
a second support leg having a second mounting end and a second foot end;
at least one mounting pivotably joining the first mounting end and the second mounting end to the body with the first foot end and the second foot end pivotably movable between a first range of positions and a second range of positions;
wherein the first mounting end and second mounting end are within a first width when the first foot end and the second foot end are in the first range of positions, the first mounting end and second mounting end are within a second width when the first foot end and the second foot end are in the second range of positions and wherein the first width is smaller than the second width.

US Pat. No. 10,794,657

FLUID THROWING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR USE

17. A method of throwing fluid as part of a game, the method comprising the steps of:providing a toy apparatus for throwing liquid, the apparatus comprising:
a base a least a portion of which is made from substantially fluid-tight, flexible material capable of holding a liquid, the base having an outer periphery; and
a throwing handle attached to or near the periphery of the base to provide support for the base when containing a liquid, at least a portion of the throwing handle being flexible, the handle configured to permit a user to manipulate the base to capture and hold a liquid;
wherein the base is configured to form into a cup or scoop shape when it is at least partially filled with a liquid;
holding the handle and placing the base in a fluid reservoir;
causing fluid to flow onto the base;
lifting the handle so as to cause the base to form a scoop containing an amount of fluid;
swinging the base with the fluid inside the scoop and releasing the handle; and
causing the fluid to dispense from the base while in flight.

US Pat. No. 10,794,656

GUN TRANSPORT SYSTEM FOR UTILITY VEHICLE

VIALINK CORP, Fuquay Var...

1. A gun transport system for a utility vehicle, said gun transport system comprising:a first mounting bracket configured to be attached to a first sidewall of a vehicle bed;
a first frame section pivotally connected at a first end thereof to the first mounting bracket, said first frame section configured to mount a first gun case storing a gun;
a second mounting bracket configured to be attached to a second sidewall of a vehicle bed;
a second frame section pivotally connected at a first end thereof to the second mounting bracket, said second frame section being laterally offset from the first frame section and configured to mount a second gun case storing a gun; and
a pivot member pivotally connecting a second end of the first frame member to a second end of the second frame member to form a support frame for supporting the first and second gun cases.

US Pat. No. 10,794,655

BIPOD

WSM MANUFACTURING, LLC, ...

19. A firearm support comprising: a first leg portion having a first end and an opposed second end; the first end including a connection facility adapted to supportably connect to the firearm; a second leg portion telescopically connected to extend from the second end of the first leg portion and movable over a sequential range of positions between a retracted position, a fully extended position, a plurality of intermediate positions; and an escapement mechanism interconnecting the first and second elongated bodies, wherein the escapement mechanism includes an actuator having a first catch and a second catch, the actuator movable between a first position in which the first catch restrains the second leg portion and a second position in which the second catch restrains the second leg portion, and wherein the actuator is movable to a third position in which neither of the first and second catch restrains the second leg portion.

US Pat. No. 10,794,654

UNIVERSAL PINTLE MOUNT FOR A WEAPON

1. An apparatus for mounting a weapon to a support structure, the apparatus comprisinga pintle assembly configured to releasably couple the apparatus with the weapon, the pintle assembly including
a slide block;
a pintle coupled to the slide block;
a pintle lever with a handle and a rod rotatably coupled to the slide block; and
a clamp assembly configured to releasably couple the apparatus to the support structure, the clamp assembly including
a fixed jaw having a first end, a central section, and a second end, the second end forming at least one knuckle;
a moveable jaw having a first end and a second end, the second end forming a pin; and
a clamp lever that releasably couples the first end of the fixed jaw with the first end of the moveable jaw; wherein
the pin of the moveable jaw is rotatably coupled to the at least one knuckle of the fixed jaw;
the pintle lever is rotatably coupled to the fixed jaw of the clamp assembly; and
the pintle assembly and the clamp assembly are rotatably and releasably coupled to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,794,653

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR BARREL ATTACHMENT ASSEMBLIES FOR FIREARMS

AGENCY ARMS, LLC, Ventur...

1. A firearm assembly, comprising:a slide comprising a guide slot, wherein the guide slot comprises a cutout in an upper surface of the slide;
a compensator comprising a main body and an elongated guide beam, wherein the main body comprises a top portion, two side portions, and a bottom portion, wherein the elongated guide beam is configured to slide within the guide slot, and wherein the compensator is formed about a muzzle end of a firearm barrel; and
a discharge port disposed on the top portion of the main body.

US Pat. No. 10,794,652

INTEGRALLY SUPPRESSED HANDGUN

1. A method for converting an unsuppressed firearm to an integrally suppressed firearm comprising:providing a firearm having a first unsuppressed configuration with no muzzle blast reduction provisions, the unsuppressed firearm including a frame, a receiver supported by the frame, a barrel insert attached to the receiver, and a barrel shroud at least partially surrounding the barrel insert;
removing the barrel shroud from the barrel insert;
sliding a suppressor mounting adapter over the barrel insert;
securing the mounting adapter to the barrel insert; and
coupling a baffle assembly comprising a plurality of sound suppression baffles to the mounting adapter;
wherein the firearm has a second suppressed configuration operable to reduce muzzle blast;
wherein the securing step includes threadably engaging a muzzle cap with a front muzzle end of the barrel insert to engage an inwardly extending front annular protrusion of the mounting adapter with a rear end of the muzzle cap.

US Pat. No. 10,794,651

DUAL CONNECTOR FIREARM SUPPRESSOR

1. A firearm sound suppressor for use with a firearm, the firearm sound suppressor comprising:a housing having a first end and a second end opposite the first end;
a projectile passage extending between the first and second ends of the housing through which a projectile can pass along a projectile axis through the firearm suppressor;
gas baffling in the housing defining an entirety of gas baffling in the housing; and
gas flow passaging in the housing at least partially defined by the gas baffling, the gas flow passaging including a first portion and a second portion, the second portion being substantially symmetrical to the first portion by reflection of the second portion about a plane extending transverse to the projectile axis or by reflection of the second portion about the plane and rotation of at least a segment of the second portion about the projectile axis;
wherein the gas flow passaging is arranged to produce substantially the same gas flow profile of gas flowing away from the firearm through the gas flow passaging notwithstanding whether the first end of the housing or the second end of the housing is closer to the firearm when the firearm sound suppressor is connected to the firearm and the firearm is fired;
wherein the gas baffling includes a first baffle of the entirety of gas baffling in the housing closest to the first end of the housing and a second baffle of the entirety of gas baffling in the housing closest to the second end of the housing, and the gas flow passaging being at least partially defined by the first and second baffles.

US Pat. No. 10,794,650

COMPOSITE SPORTING EQUIPMENT

1. A sporting equipment, comprising:a harness configured to be worn on an upper body of a human, the harness having at least a front portion and a back portion and being fabricated from a plurality of fibers; and
a protective panel at least partially surrounded and supported by the harness, the protective panel being integrally formed from the plurality of fibers of the harness and configured to protect the human from an impact injury,
wherein the plurality of fibers are continuous from the harness into the protective panel, the plurality of fibers are at least partially coated with a first matrix in the harness and a second matrix in the protective panel, and the first and second matrixes are different.

US Pat. No. 10,794,649

HANDGUNS

COMATE ARMS, LLC, Orient...

1. A handgun comprising:a body with a trigger and a grip, the body further comprising at least one upper barrel and a lower barrel;
a firing pin mounted in the body and movable between different positions; and
a cylinder movably mounted to the body and comprising chambers aligned into an outer group that are positioned in proximity to an outer periphery of the cylinder and an inner group that are positioned radially inward from the outer group, each of the chambers sized to hold one round;
the cylinder is rotatable relative to the body to indexing positions that each comprise at least one of the chambers of the outer group being aligned with the at least one upper barrel and one of the chambers of the inner group being aligned with the lower barrel;
the firing pin is movable between the different positions to be positioned at at least one of the chambers of the inner and outer groups;
wherein the firing pin is movable between a first position at two of the chambers of the outer group and away from the chambers of the inner group, a second position at one of the chambers of the inner group and away from the chambers of the outer group, and a third position at at least one of the chambers of the outer group and one of the chambers of the inner group.

US Pat. No. 10,794,648

MAGAZINE RELEASE AND HOLDING APPARATUS FOR USE WITH FIREARMS

1. A magazine release and holding apparatus for a firearm, comprising:a magazine release slide to transfer a magazine holding element between a holding position and a release position, an end of the magazine release slide including one or more guide elements extending perpendicular to a longitudinal direction of the magazine release slide, the one or more guide elements comprising a neck portion having a first dimension and a head portion having a second dimension different than the first dimension; and
an operating handle including one or more counter guide recesses sized to receive the one or more guide elements and couple the operating handle to the magazine release slide, the one or more counter guide recesses comprising a neck recess sized to receive the neck portion and a head recess sized to receive the head portion, the operating handle projecting from a side of a handle piece of the firearm, wherein the operating handle is exchangeable and mountable to the magazine release slide by coupling or decoupling the operating handle and the magazine release slide.

US Pat. No. 10,794,647

BOLT CONVERSION APPARATUS FOR FIREARM AND UPPER RECEIVER FOR THE SAME

1. A bolt conversion apparatus for a firearm to be modified, the apparatus comprising:a bolt that is of a different type than a bolt for the firearm being modified, said bolt defining a longitudinal axis;
a bolt carrier body, in which the bolt resides, having a bore along the longitudinal axis;
a bolt carrier insert comprising a longitudinal bore, the bolt carrier insert attached to a rear of the bolt carrier body, the longitudinal bore coaxial with the bore of the bolt carrier body;
a sear plate comprising a notch, the sear plate attached to an underside of the bolt carrier body;
an installation rod,
a recoil spring;
a latch comprising a spring support post and a tail which selectively interacts with the bolt carrier insert and the sear plate respectively;
wherein the installation rod is first inserted through the spring support post of the latch and the recoil spring and then into the bores of the bolt carrier insert and bolt carrier body, the recoil spring compressed until the latch tail engages the sear plate notch, whereupon the installation rod may then be removed.

US Pat. No. 10,794,646

PISTOL WITH FRAME INSERT

FRANKLIN ARMORY HOLDINGS,...

1. A pistol comprising:a frame having a grip;
the frame having spaced apart upper sidewall portions having upper edges defining a slide interface plane;
the upper sidewall portions being planar elements each having inner faces facing each other and exterior faces facing away from each other;
each said upper sidewall portion defining a side opening adjacent to the slide interface plane and having a perimeter spaced apart from the slide interface plane;
the frame including a cutout extending between inner and outer walls of the frame, the cutout having a perimeter with forwardmost and rearwardmost surfaces, said forwardmost surface being forward of a forward magazine well wall, said rearwardmost surface being rearward of a rearward magazine wall;
a frame insert including pistol action components connected to the frame;
the frame insert having opposed insert sidewalls, each frame insert sidewall having a first portion forward of the side opening and between the inner faces of the upper sidewall portions, a second portion registered with and occupying a respective one of the side openings of the frame, and a third portion aft of the side opening and between the inner faces of the upper sidewall portions.

US Pat. No. 10,794,645

FIREARM END PLATE AND ANTI-LOOSE CASTLE NUT

Strike Industries, Inc., ...

1. An apparatus implementable on a firearm, comprising:a castle nut having a groove around an exterior circumference of the castle nut;
a receiver end plate having a through hole extending in a direction perpendicular to a longitudinal axis and along a horizontal plane of the firearm; and
a generally cylindrical-shaped securing device,
wherein, when a buffer tube is threaded onto a lower receiver of the firearm with the buffer tube traversing through the castle nut and the receiver end plate, the castle nut is configured to be screwed in a direction toward the lower receiver to fasten the receiver end plate against the lower receiver, and
wherein, when the receiver end plate is fastened against the lower receiver by the castle nut, the securing device is configured to be received in the through hole of the receiver end plate such that a portion of the securing device is horizontally received in the groove of the castle nut to prevent the castle nut to be loosened by being unscrewed in a direction away from the lower receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,794,644

DETECTING AND CORRECTING THERMAL STRESSES IN HEAT EXCHANGERS IN A PETROCHEMICAL PLANT OR REFINERY

UOP LLC, Des Plaines, IL...

1. A system comprising:a reactor;
a heater;
a heat exchanger;
a regenerator;
a separator;
one or more sensors associated with the heat exchanger;
a data collection platform comprising:
one or more processors of the data collection platform;
a communication interface of the data collection platform; and
memory storing executable instructions that, when executed, cause the data collection platform to:
receive, from the one or more sensors associated with the heat exchanger, sensor data comprising operation information associated with the heat exchanger;
correlate the sensor data from the one or more sensors with metadata comprising time data, the time data corresponding to the operation information associated with the heat exchanger; and
transmit the sensor data; and
a data analysis platform, comprising:
one or more processors of the data analysis platform;
a communication interface of the data analysis platform; and
memory storing executable instructions that, when executed, cause the data analysis platform to:
receive, from the data collection platform, the sensor data comprising the operation information associated with the heat exchanger;
analyze the sensor data to determine whether thermal stress is occurring within the heat exchanger;
based on determining that the thermal stress is occurring within the heat exchanger, determine a recommended adjustment to an operating condition of the heat exchanger to mitigate the thermal stress occurring within the heat exchanger; and
send a command configured to cause the recommended adjustment to the operating condition of the heat exchanger to mitigate the thermal stress occurring within the heat exchanger.

US Pat. No. 10,794,643

COOLING TOWER WIND WALL SYSTEM

BALTIMORE AIRCOIL COMPANY...

1. A cooling tower comprisinga heat exchange section having a bottom edge,
a fan for moving air through the heat exchange section,
a water distribution assembly to provide water onto and through the heat exchange section,
an air inlet section through which air is drawn into the cooling tower and the heat exchange section,
the air inlet section having outside edges and corners,
and a wall assembly in the air inlet section,
the wall assembly having an upper edge and extending from the corners of the air inlet section inwardly,
wherein the wall assembly is arranged in the air inlet section to form a wind relief gap between the upper edge of the wall assembly and the bottom edge of the heat exchange section, the wind relief gap having a size configured to allow at least a portion of wind entering the air inlet section to pass over the upper edge of the wall assembly without entering into the heat exchange section.

US Pat. No. 10,794,642

LOW TEMPERATURE SINTERING POROUS METAL FOAM LAYERS FOR ENHANCED COOLING AND PROCESSES FOR FORMING THEREOF

1. A heat transfer surface with a convective cooling layer comprising:a metal substrate; and
a porous metal foam layer comprising:
a plurality of first high melting temperature (HMT) particles coated with a plurality of second HMT particles, and a plurality of micro-channels, wherein:
the plurality of first HMT particles comprise a first HMT material and have an average particle diameter of from 6 ?m to 40 ?m; and
the plurality of second HMT particles comprise a second HMT material and have an average particle diameter of from 1 ?m to 5 ?m;
a first TLP intermetallic bond positioned between and TLP bonding together adjacent first HMT particles, second HMT particles, or both, to form the porous metal foam layer; and
a second TLP intermetallic bond positioned between a subset of the plurality of first HMT particles, a subset of the plurality of second HMT particles, or both, to the metal substrate such that the porous metal foam layer is TLP bonded to the metal substrate by the second TLP intermetallic bond;
wherein the plurality of micro-channels extend from an outer surface of the porous metal foam layer to the metal substrate for a cooling fluid to be wicked through the plurality of micro-channels to the surface of the metal substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,794,639

COOLING STRUCTURE AND MOUNTING STRUCTURE

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A cooling structure comprising:a plurality of heat radiation parts configured to cool a heat generating component;
a holding member configured to hold the plurality of heat radiation parts, wherein:
the heat radiation parts each include a base portion located on a side of the heat generating component and a fin portion extending from the base portion and radiating heat; and
the plurality of base portions abut on each other; and
a pressing member configured to press the base portion toward the heat generating component, wherein the pressing member includes a transforming member configured to transform in accordance with shapes of the plurality of heat radiation parts to be pressed and presses the base portions with the transforming member toward the heat generating component.

US Pat. No. 10,794,638

STRUCTURALLY SUPPORTED HEAT EXCHANGER

DANA CANADA CORPORATION, ...

1. A heat exchanger plat; comprising:a planar plate having an inlet and outlet proximate to a first edge of the heat exchanger plate and having a central rib extending along the length of the heat exchanger plate and separating the planar plate into an inlet side and an outlet side;
the heat exchanger plate having a plurality of ribs and a plurality of channels, with a base of the plurality of channels being in a plane different from the planar plate, the plurality of channels being in fluid communication from the inlet to the outlet permitting fluid flow from the inlet to the outlet; and
a protrusion coupled to the planar plate proximate to the first edge of the heat exchanger plate and extending away from an axis, with the heat exchanger plate being susceptible to bending about the axis and the axis extends in line with the central rib.

US Pat. No. 10,794,637

CIRCULAR HEATSINK

GE Aviation Systems LLC, ...

1. A turbine engine comprising;a cooling fan having a rotating shaft; and
a cooling fan controller mounted axially to the cooling fan, the cooling fan controller having:
a thermally conductive cylinder having an outer circumferential surface and an inner circumferential surface;
an emissive and convective surface area extending radially from the outer circumferential surface;
at least one thermally conductive ledge extending radially inwardly from the inner circumferential surface; and
a planar substrate having heat-generating electrical components for controlling the cooling fan and mounted to the at least one thermally conductive ledge within the thermally conductive cylinder;
wherein air flow from the cooling fan passes over the emissive and convective surface area and causes thermal conduction away from the heat-generating electrical components and through the at least one thermally conductive ledge, the thermally conductive cylinder, or the emissive and convective surface area.

US Pat. No. 10,794,636

HEAT EXCHANGER AND AIR CONDITIONER

DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD., ...

1. A heat exchanger comprising:flat multi-hole tubes that are disposed in line such that a direction intersecting an airflow direction is a longitudinal direction of each of the flat multi-hole tubes;
a header to which an end portion of each of the flat multi-hole tubes is connected;
fins that are joined to the flat multi-hole tubes; and
a partition disposed inside the header, wherein
the partition partitions a first side where the flat multi-hole tubes are connected and a second side opposite to the first side,
the partition comprises a concave-convex portion at the first side only on a downstream side in the airflow direction with respect to a center of the partition,
the concave-convex portion includes convex portions that project toward the flat multi-hole tubes and concave portions that are oppositely recessed,
the convex portions and the concave portions extend in a longitudinal direction of the header respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,794,635

HEAT PIPE

FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LT...

1. A heat pipe having a heat receiving portion that is configured to be thermally connected to a heat generating member so as to absorb heat from the heat generating member, the heat pipe comprising:a flat container having a tube shape of which both ends are sealed, the flat container having a pair of flat inner surfaces that oppose each other in a vertical direction in cross sections perpendicular to a lengthwise direction of the flat container;
a wick structure housed inside the flat container; and
a working fluid sealed inside the flat container,
wherein in at least one cross section of the flat container, the wick structure contacts both of the pair of flat inner surfaces of the flat container, and both side faces of the wick structure do not contact any of the inner surfaces of the flat container,
wherein the wick structure has a first wick part and a second wick part, respectively disposed in the lengthwise direction of the flat container, the second wick part being directly or indirectly connected to the first wick part and having a maximum width that is wider than a maximum width of the first wick part,
wherein the second wick part is disposed in the heat receiving portion of the heat pipe, and
wherein the maximum width of the first wick part is 45% to 65% of a maximum width of an inner space of the flat container, and the maximum width of the second wick part is 65% to 95% of the maximum width of the inner space of the flat container.

US Pat. No. 10,794,634

MICROCHANNEL HEAT EXCHANGER WITH AN INWARD GAS/LIQUID DISTRIBUTION STRUCTURE

TRANE AIR CONDITIONING SY...

1. A microchannel heat exchanger comprising:a plurality of flat tubes;
a refrigerant distribution structure; and
an outlet header,
wherein the plurality of flat tubes is arranged successively in a direction along a length of the microchannel heat exchanger,
each of the plurality of flat tubes includes microchannels, the plurality of flat tubes includes inlets and outlets, the inlets of the plurality of flat tubes are in fluid communication with the outlets of the plurality of flat tubes through the microchannels of the plurality of flat tubes,
the outlet header is in fluid communication with outlets of the plurality of flat tubes,
the plurality of flat tubes is divided into a first part of flat tubes and a second part of flat tubes, the first part of flat tubes is configured to be subject to a first wind field, the second part of flat tubes is configured to be subject to a second wind field,
the refrigerant distribution structure includes a first inlet header and a second inlet header, the first inlet header has a first end and a second end, the second inlet header has a first end and a second end, the first inlet header is in fluid communication with inlets of the first part of flat tubes, the second inlet header is in fluid communication with inlets of the second part of flat tubes; and
the refrigerant distribution structure further includes a first inlet connected to the first end of the first inlet header, a second inlet connected to the first end of the second inlet header, a first distributor, and a second distributor,
the first inlet of the refrigerant distribution structure is in fluid communication with the first inlet header and the first distributor,
the second inlet of the refrigerant distribution structure is in fluid communication with the second inlet header and the second distributor,
the first distributor and the second distributor are configured to control refrigerant flow independently,
the first distributor is different from the second distributor in order to locally control refrigerant flow corresponding to the first wind field of the first part of flat tubes and the second wind field of the second part of flat tubes, and
the first wind field is different from the second wind field,
wherein the first distributor is a distribution pipe, and the first distributor is located in the first inlet header,
wherein the refrigerant distribution structure further includes a partition in the first inlet header, the partition divides the first inlet header into a first part and a second part, the first distributor is located in the first part of the first inlet header, the second part of the first inlet header includes a plurality of distribution openings, the second inlet header includes a plurality of distribution openings, the first inlet header connects to the plurality of flat tubes, and the second distributor includes the plurality of distribution openings of the second part of the first inlet header and the plurality of distribution openings of the second inlet header,
wherein the refrigerant distribution structure further includes a connector, the second inlet header fixedly connects to the second part of the first inlet header via the connector, the connector includes a plurality of distribution openings, a size of each of the plurality of distribution openings of the second part of the first inlet header is larger than a size of each of the plurality of distribution openings of the connector, a size of each of the plurality of distribution openings of the second inlet header is larger than the size of each of the plurality of distribution openings of the connector, and the second distributor includes the plurality of distribution openings of the connector.

US Pat. No. 10,794,633

OVEN WITH INTERNAL VOC CATALYST

SST Systems, Inc., Sturg...

1. An industrial oven comprising:an oven chamber configured to receive a plurality of workpieces for drying or curing;
a heater box having a heating element therein operable to heat air for delivery to the oven chamber;
a circulation system operable to force hot air from the heater box into the oven chamber; and
a VOC oxidation catalyst provided in the circulation system, wherein the VOC oxidation catalyst is positioned at least partially within the oven chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,794,632

VENTED COVER PLATE FOR AN ARRAY OF SYRINGES

TOLMAR THERAPEUTICS, INC....

1. A cover plate adapted for communication with a plurality of delivery containers during a lyophilization process, the cover plate comprising:a base portion comprising a length and a width;
a plurality of protuberances extending from the base portion and distributed along at least one of the length and the width of the base portion;
each of the plurality of protuberances adapted to extend at least partially into a delivery container;
the cover plate further comprising a plurality of extensions in the form of posts or stand-off features spaced apart from the protuberances, and wherein the plurality of extensions are operable to provide a stand-off height and limit an amount, distance or extent in which the protuberances extend into delivery containers, and wherein free ends of the posts or stand-off features are operable to contact at least one of a rack and a tub and limit an amount, distance or extent in which the protuberances are allowed to extend into the delivery containers when the cover plate is applied or positioned on the delivery containers thus preventing the protuberances from fully extending into the delivery containers;
wherein at least one vent feature is provided by the stand-off height to allow at least one of a gas, a vapor, and a fluid to flow therethrough;
and wherein the cover plate substantially prevents the escape of a lyophilizate from delivery containers during a lyophilization process.

US Pat. No. 10,794,631

DRYER CONVEYOR BELT TRACKING SYSTEM

1. A conveyor belt tracking system for a dryer comprising:a web of a mesh material having a first lateral edge and a second lateral edge opposed to the first lateral edge, a length, and a generally flat surface, a strip of material is connected to the web along the length and proximal the first lateral edge, the strip having a pair of base flanges extending above the flat surface a first distance and a flanking a central peak extending above the flat surface by a second distance greater than the first distance; and
a first generally cylindrical roller having a circumference, a third lateral edge and a fourth lateral edge opposed to the third lateral edge, and a generally smooth surface, a three-tiered slot integral with the first generally cylindrical roller and extends about the circumference spaced axially inwardly from the third lateral edge and extends radially inwardly of the smooth surface and having a central deep track for receiving the central peak and two flanking shallow tracks for receiving the base flanges.

US Pat. No. 10,794,630

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR SEPARATING AIR BY CRYOGENIC DISTILLATION

1. A method for separating air by cryogenic distillation, the method comprising a normal mode and a start-up operation, wherein the normal operation comprises the steps of:i) cooling compressed and purified air in a heat exchanger, compressing a first part of the air in a cold compressor at an intermediate temperature of the heat exchanger and returning the first part of the air to the heat exchanger for further cooling and liquefaction within the heat exchanger to form liquid air, wherein the liquid air is sent from the heat exchanger to at least a first column of a double column, the double column comprising the first column and a second column, the second column operating at a lower pressure than the first column;
ii) sending oxygen and nitrogen enriched liquids from the first column to the second column, extracting an oxygen enriched fluid from the bottom of the second column, and extracting a nitrogen enriched fluid from the top of the second column and then heating the nitrogen enriched fluid in the heat exchanger; and
iii) withdrawing a second part of the air from the heat exchanger at an intermediate temperature thereof, expanding the second part of the air in a first turbine before sending to the first column;
wherein the start-up operation comprises the step of:
iv) sending the first part of the air from the cold compressor to a short-circuiting duct and then expanding the first part of the air to form an expanded fraction of boosted air;
v) sending the expanded fraction of boosted air to the system of columns for separation within,
wherein steps iv) and v) are conducted without the first part of the air or the expanded fraction of boosted air having been cooled in the main heat exchanger,
wherein there is a check valve disposed downstream of the heat exchanger, the check valve being in fluid communication with the heat exchanger, the short-circuiting duct, and the inlet of the first turbine, the check valve being configured to prevent the first part of the air from moving in the opposite direction to that of normal operation and from being introduced into the heat exchanger from the short-circuiting duct.

US Pat. No. 10,794,629

NEGATIVE PRESSURE SENSING FOR AN APPLIANCE DOOR CLOSURE

MIDEA GROUP CO., LTD., B...

1. A system for measuring and monitoring the closure of a refrigerated compartment of an appliance comprising:a controller having at least one input and at least one output for receiving and providing electrical signals to a plurality of electrical components of said appliance;
a pressure sensor for monitoring said compartment having an output representative of compartment pressure operatively coupled to an input of said controller;
said controller configured to;
monitor said pressure sensor output to detect the presence of a negative pressure pulse indicative of a compartment closure;
compare said negative pressure pulse magnitude to a target pressure pulse magnitude; and
generate an alert indicating an improper compartment closure based on said comparison.

US Pat. No. 10,794,628

REFRIGERATOR AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A refrigerator comprising:a body including a storage compartment;
a door that opens or closes the storage compartment and comprises a dispenser;
a water tank case disposed in the door;
a water tank separably mounted in the water tank case;
a water level sensor configured to sense a water level inside the water tank when the water tank is mounted in the water tank case; and
a water tank valve configured to supply water to the dispenser or the water tank,
wherein the water level sensor comprises:
a sensor provided to move in a first direction in contact with the water tank when the water tank is mounted to the water tank case; and
an elastic member that pressurizes the sensor in a second direction opposite to the first direction, and
wherein the water tank valve is configured to block water from being supplied to the water tank when the water level sensor senses that a certain amount of water is stored in the water tank.

US Pat. No. 10,794,627

DOOR MOUNT AND ADJUST SYSTEM

Electrolux Home Products,...

1. An assembly including:a closure configured to open and close an access opening of an enclosure, the closure including a closure inward surface provided with a closure inward surface seating site that is configured to engage an enclosure seating site at the access opening when the access opening is closed by the closure; and
at least one mounting bracket adjustably secured to the closure at the closure inward surface so as to be positionable at selected distances inwardly and outwardly of the closure inward surface, the at least one mounting bracket configured to have mounted thereto a system by which the closure is supported for travel along a path away from and toward the access opening upon the opening and closing, respectively, of the access opening by the closure,
wherein the at least one mounting bracket includes a mounting bracket first portion and a mounting bracket second portion that are both supported at the closure inward surface by a respective bracket adjusting arrangement that is configured to independently position each of the mounting bracket first portion and the mounting bracket second portion a selected distance from the closure inward surface,
whereby an attitude of the closure inward surface seating site in relation to the enclosure seating site is adjusted by independently positioning each of the mounting bracket first portion and the mounting bracket second portion at selected distances from the closure inward surface, so as to correct a misalignment of the closure inward surface seating site in relation to the enclosure seating site.

US Pat. No. 10,794,626

COOLED TABLE

ATTOCUBE SYSTEMS AG, Mun...

1. A table with a tabletop, comprising:a refrigerating machine, wherein at least one section of the tabletop is selectively cooled with the refrigerating machine via a thermal contact;
a first vacuum chamber that is selectively pumped out for thermally insulating the thermal contact from an environment of the table, and
a second vacuum chamber that is selectively pumped out, wherein the first and second vacuum chambers lie on opposite sides of the refrigerating machine with respect to a normal axis to a table surface of the tabletop.

US Pat. No. 10,794,625

COOLING APPARATUS AND COOLING METHOD

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A cooling apparatus, comprising:a heat insulator covering at least a part of a target object;
a supply pipe connected to a space between the heat insulator and the target object;
a coolant supply unit configured to supply a sublimable coolant powder to the supply pipe; and
a first gas jetting unit configured to jet gas to the supply pipe so that the coolant powder flows through the supply pipe.

US Pat. No. 10,794,624

PORTABLE FROZEN CONFECTION MACHINE

Snowie LLC, Sat Lake Cit...

1. A frozen confection machine comprising:a housing comprising a handle on the frozen confection machine,
a hopper portion that is configured for receiving ice therein,
a motor comprising a drive shaft disposed within the housing,
a blade configured to condition the ice, and
a spout configured for dispensing conditioned ice, wherein the spout includes an ice shaper disposed to surround the spout,
wherein the blade is disposed within the housing and further disposed between the hopper portion and the spout, and
wherein an opening of the ice shaper where conditioned ice is dispensed is angled to be pointed in a direction that is downward and away from the frozen confection machine.

US Pat. No. 10,794,623

HEATING CONTROL METHOD, DEVICE AND ICE MAKER

1. A heating control method, comprising:determining that an ice maker is in an ice-making operation state;
acquiring ambient parameter information of an ambient in which a target part of the ice maker is located, wherein the ambient parameter information comprises at least humidity;
determining a first on-off time ratio of a heater for heating the target part based on the ambient parameter information; and
heating the target part based on the first on-off time ratio;
the heating control method further comprising:
determining that the ice maker is in a non-ice-making operation state;
acquiring the ambient parameter information;
determining a second on-off time ratio of the heater for heating the target part based on the ambient parameter information, wherein the second on-off time ratio is less than the first on-off time ratio; and
heating the target part based on the second on-off time ratio.

US Pat. No. 10,794,622

REFRIGERATOR

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A refrigerator comprising:a body;
a door;
a storage compartment formed by the body and the door; and
an ice maker provided at the storage compartment, the ice maker comprising:
a supporting frame,
at least one ice making tray,
a water pocket configured to store water, mounted on the supporting frame, and rotatable from a first position on the supporting frame to a second position on the supporting frame so as to supply the water stored in the water pocket to the at least one ice making tray, and
a water supply guide mounted on the supporting frame and configured to guide the water supplied from the water pocket to the at least one ice making tray,
wherein the water pocket is configured to rotate relative to the water supply guide.

US Pat. No. 10,794,621

AIR CONDITONER AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING AN AIR CONDITIONER

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. An air conditioner, comprising:at least one outdoor unit; and
a plurality of indoor units;
wherein the at least one outdoor unit comprising:
a plurality of compressors;
an accumulator that recovers a liquid refrigerant contained in refrigerant flowing into the compressor;
an outdoor heat exchanger that performs heat exchange of air using the refrigerant;
an outdoor unit fan that supplies outside air to the outdoor heat exchanger and that discharges heat-exchanged air;
a refrigerant charging pipe connected to a refrigerant pipe and allowing additional refrigerant to be charged;
a refrigerant charging valve installed in the refrigerant charging pipe to open and close the refrigerant charging pipe; and
a controller configured to:
set an operation mode so as to operate in a cooling operation or a heating operation upon setting of a refrigerant charging mode,
set an operation frequency of the compressors in accordance with a load of the plurality of indoor units upon the setting of the refrigerant charging mode to allow the compressors to operate at the set operation frequency during refrigerant charging, and
calculate a present amount of refrigerant flowing between the indoor units and the at least one outdoor unit during refrigerant charging in order to stop the refrigerant charging when a reference value is reached,
wherein the controller receives information of the plurality of indoor units, a number of the outdoor units, and information about the compressors provided in the at least one outdoor unit, calculates an amount of refrigerant necessary for the plurality of indoor units to operate in all rooms based on capacity of the compressors, sets the operation frequency of the compressors for circulating the refrigerant in proportion to a capacity of the plurality of indoor units, a combination of the compressors, and the capacity of the compressors.

US Pat. No. 10,794,620

AIR-CONDITIONING APPARATUS

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. An air-conditioning apparatus comprising:a main circuit in which a compressor, a refrigerant-flow switching device, a load-side heat exchanger, a load-side expansion device, and at least three heat-source-side heat exchangers are connected by pipes to circulate refrigerant, the at least three heat-source-side heat exchangers including a first heat-source-side heat exchanger, a second heat-source-side heat exchanger and a third heat-source-side heat exchanger; and
a heat-exchanger flow-passage switching device configured to switch a refrigerant passage to be used, between a first series refrigerant passage and a parallel refrigerant passage in accordance with whether the at least three heat-source-side heat exchangers are used as condensers or evaporators,
the heat-exchanger flow-passage switching device being configured to switch the refrigerant passage to be used, to the first series refrigerant passage, in a case where the at least three heat-source-side heat exchangers are used as condensers, the first series refrigerant passage being provided as a refrigerant passage in which on an upstream side, the first heat-source-side heat exchanger and the second heat-source-side heat exchanger are connected parallel to each other, and on a downstream side, the third heat-source-side heat exchanger is connected in series to the first heat-source-side heat exchanger and the second heat-source-side heat exchanger,
the heat-exchanger flow-passage switching device being configured to switch the refrigerant passage to be used, to the parallel refrigerant passage, in a case where the at least three heat-source-side heat exchangers are used as the evaporators, the parallel refrigerant passage being provided as a refrigerant passage in which the first heat-source-side heat exchanger, the second heat-source-side heat exchanger and the third heat-source-side heat exchanger are connected parallel to each other,
the refrigerant-flow switching device including
a first four-way valve configured to allow or block flowing of the refrigerant discharged from the compressor to the first heat-source-side heat exchanger, and
a second four-way valve configured to allow the refrigerant discharged from the compressor to flow to the second heat-source-side heat exchanger or the load-side heat exchanger,
the first series refrigerant passage being provided as a refrigerant passage in which the first four-way valve is made to allow the refrigerant discharged from the compressor to flow to the first heat-source-side heat exchanger, and the second four-way valve is made to allow the refrigerant discharged from the compressor to flow to the second heat-source-side heat exchanger,
the parallel refrigerant passage being provided as a refrigerant passage in which the first four-way valve is made to block flowing of the refrigerant discharged from the compressor, and the second four-way valve is made to allow the refrigerant discharged from the compressor to flow to the load-side heat exchanger.

US Pat. No. 10,794,619

COMPRESSOR WITH MOTOR COOLING

DAIKIN APPLIED AMERICAS I...

1. A compressor comprising:a compression mechanism that compresses refrigerant when rotated;
a shaft rotatable about a rotation axis and attached to the compression mechanism to rotate a part of the compression mechanism, the shaft having a first portion and a second portion smaller than the first portion;
a motor arranged to rotate the shaft, the motor including a rotor mounted on the shaft and a stator disposed radially outwardly of the rotor to form a gap between the rotor and the stator; and
a cooling medium delivery structure including an inlet conduit located to supply a cooling medium to the motor and an outlet conduit located to discharge the cooling medium from the motor,
the shaft having an external shape different than an internal shape of the rotor to form at least one axial passageway between the shaft and the rotor along an axial length of the shaft at least as long as an axial length of the rotor, the at least one axial passageway extending along the first and second portions of the shaft, and the first portion being arranged axially adjacent the second portion so that the at least one axial passageway extends in series along the first portion and the second portion of the shaft, and
the inlet conduit being located to supply the cooling medium through the gap and the at least one axial passageway to cool the rotor, and the outlet conduit being located to discharge the cooling medium from the gap and the at least one axial passageway.

US Pat. No. 10,794,618

THERMOELECTRIC COOLING TANK SYSTEM AND METHODS

LVD Acquisition, LLC, Co...

1. A device for chilling liquid, the device comprising:a tank for receiving and selectively maintaining a volume of liquid within its interior;
an inlet for receiving the volume of liquid into the tank;
an outlet which permits for the liquid to be removed from the tank;
a baffle disposed within the tank such that a first side of the baffle assists in defining a first area within the tank interior for receiving the volume of liquid from the inlet and a second side of the baffle assists in defining a second area within the tank interior for holding at least some of the liquid before it is removed from the tank through the outlet;
at least one opening defined by at least part of the baffle and part of the interior of the tank body wherein said opening extends between the first area and the second area and permits for liquid to travel from the first area to the second area;
a plurality of cooling fins connected to the tank wherein each cooling fin extends into the interior of the tank and protrudes through the first side of the baffle to the second side of the baffle such that some of the fin extends into the first area of the tank interior and some of the fin extends into the second area of the tank interior; and
at least two thermoelectric chips in thermal connectivity with the cooling fins, such that at least one first thermoelectric chip is in connectivity with at least some of the cooling fins and at least one second thermoelectric chip is in connectivity with at least some of the cooling fins.

US Pat. No. 10,794,617

THERMAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

ROLLS-ROYCE plc, London ...

1. A thermal management system comprising:a first heat exchanger configured to exchange heat between a first component and a first working fluid;
a first working fluid compressor downstream in first working fluid flow of the first heat exchanger and configured to compress the first working fluid;
a second heat exchanger downstream in the first working fluid flow of the compressor and configured to exchange heat between the first working fluid and a second working fluid, wherein the compressor is between the first heat exchanger and the second heat exchanger in a direction of flow of the first working fluid flow;
an expander downstream in the first working fluid flow of the second heat exchanger, and configured to expand and cool the first working fluid and deliver cooled first working fluid to the first heat exchanger, wherein the second heat exchanger is between the compressor and the first heat exchanger in the direction of flow of the first working fluid flow;
a third heat exchanger upstream in second working fluid flow of the second heat exchanger, and configured to exchange heat between a second component and the second working fluid; and
a fourth heat exchanger downstream in the second working fluid flow of the second heat exchanger configured to exchange heat between the second working fluid and a third working fluid, wherein the second heat exchanger is between the third heat exchanger and the fourth heat exchanger such that the third heat exchanger, the second heat exchanger and the fourth heat exchanger are sequentially positioned in a direction of flow of the second working fluid flow.

US Pat. No. 10,794,616

HYBRID BRAYTON—GIFFORD-MCMAHON EXPANDER

SUMITOMO (SHI) CRYOGENIC ...

1. A hybrid expander for producing refrigeration at cryogenic temperatures, the hybrid expander operating with gas supplied from a compressor at a first pressure and returned to the compressor at a second pressure, the second pressure being lower than the first pressure, the hybrid expander comprising:a high pressure line connected to the compressor to supply the gas from the compressor at the first pressure;
a low pressure line connected to the compressor to return the gas to the compressor at the second pressure;
a Brayton expansion engine (BR) producing refrigeration at a first temperature, the Brayton expansion engine comprising:
a BR cylinder;
a BR piston reciprocating in the BR cylinder creating a BR cylinder cold displaced volume at a BR piston cold end;
a BR cold inlet valve connected to the high pressure line to draw gas from the high pressure line into the BR cylinder cold displaced volume;
a BR cold outlet valve connected to the low pressure line to return gas in the BR cylinder cold displaced volume to the low pressure line; and
a counterflow heat exchanger connected to the compressor through the high and low pressure lines at a BR warm end; and
a Gifford-McMahon expander (GM) producing refrigeration at a second temperature, the second temperature being colder than the first temperature, the Gifford-McMahon expander comprising:
a GM cylinder connected to the BR cylinder, wherein a diameter of the BR cylinder is greater than a diameter of the GM cylinder; and
a displacer having a displacer warm end in the BR cylinder cold displaced volume and a displacer cold end, the displacer attached to the BR piston cold end and reciprocating in the GM cylinder creating a GM cylinder cold displaced volume at the displacer cold end,
wherein gas flows between the BR cylinder cold displaced volume and the GM cylinder cold displaced volume through a regenerator, and the gas flows through the regenerator from the BR cylinder cold displaced volume to the GM cylinder cold displaced volume while the GM cylinder cold displaced volume is increasing, and from the GM cylinder cold displaced volume to the BR cylinder cold displaced volume while the GM cylinder cold displaced volume is decreasing, and
wherein the BR cold inlet valve draws the gas from the high pressure line into the GM cylinder cold displaced volume through the regenerator, and the BR cold outlet valve returns gas in the GM cylinder cold displaced volume to the low pressure line through the regenerator.

US Pat. No. 10,794,615

REFRIGERATION APPARATUS

Daikin Industries, Ltd., ...

1. A refrigeration apparatus comprising:a compressor that has a built-in motor having rotation thereof controlled by inverter control, the compressor being configured to compress refrigerant that flows through a refrigerant circuit;
an inverter controller that controls torque of the motor through the inverter control when operation frequency of the compressor is at least one value within a range of from 10 Hz to 40 Hz; and
a device controller that controls devices provided in the refrigerant circuit, such that
when at least the operation frequency is within the range of from 10 Hz to 40 Hz, torque of the motor is controlled, and when it is determined that a predetermined condition is satisfied, the controller changes the control of the devices provided in the refrigerant circuit from a first mode providing that refrigerant sucked into the compressor is placed in a dry vapor state to a second mode providing that refrigerant sucked into the compressor is placed in a wet vapor state, wherein
the predetermined condition is one condition selected from among:
a condensation temperature condition in which a condensation temperature of the refrigerant circuit is 45° C. or higher,
a high-pressure condition in which pressure on a high-pressure side of the refrigerant circuit is a predetermined pressure or more,
a pressure difference condition in which a difference in pressure between the high-pressure side and a low-pressure side of the refrigerant circuit is a predetermined difference or more, and
an outside temperature condition in which temperature of outside air that is heat exchanged with refrigerant that flows through the refrigerant circuit is a predetermined temperature or more.

US Pat. No. 10,794,614

THERMOSIPHON SYSTEM FOR HOT WATER HEATER

1. A thermosiphon sized and shaped for use in combination with a residential water heater having a tank with internal sidewalls defining an internal space of height H, the tank adapted to be filled with water for heating of the water, the tank having a top portion with (1) a cold water inlet of internal diameter DC and (2) a hot water outlet, said thermosiphon comprising:a multi-tubular structure disposed along a longitudinal axis and having an outer diameter DT, wherein said outer diameter DT is less than said diameter DC so that said multi-tubular structure is insertable through said cold water inlet into said tank, said multi-tubular structure including (a) a hot water tube extending between a siphon inlet and a siphon exit, said siphon exit adapted for discharge of water therefrom, and (b) a cold water tube, said cold water tube spaced outwardly from and situated longitudinally along at least a portion of said hot water tube, said cold water tube extending between a cold water inlet end having a cold water inlet, and a cold water output end which is open and adapted for discharge of water therefrom;
an external hot water tee, said external hot water tee having a hot water tee inlet fluidly attachable to said hot water outlet in said tank, a hot water tee outlet, and a hot water tee siphon outlet;
a transition tube, said transition tube having a hot water inlet configured to receive a supply of hot water from said hot water tee siphon outlet and direct the supply of hot water to said hot water tube, said transition tube comprising (1) an inlet flange fluidly sealed with respect to said hot water tee siphon outlet, (2) a bend portion, and (3) a transition tube outlet, said transition tube having interior sidewalls defining a hot water receiving passageway for receiving hot water from said hot water tee siphon outlet and delivering hot water to said hot water tube; and
wherein the hot water tube and the cold water tube of said multi-tubular structure form a pair of concentric tubes nested about said longitudinal axis, wherein said hot water tube provides a centrally located hot water passageway, and wherein said cold water tube is spaced outwardly from said hot water tube and provides an annular cold water passageway between an outer wall of said hot water tube and an inner wall of said cold water tube.

US Pat. No. 10,794,613

OVERFLOW PROTECTION AND MONITORING APPARATUS AND METHODS OF INSTALLING SAME

KEVIN MICHAEL MURPHY, LLC...

1. An overflow protection and monitoring apparatus for a drainage pan comprising:a drainage line;
a base, the base including an input port, a dry section, and a wet section, the input port capable of coupling to the drainage pan;
a base cover, the base cover removably coupled to the base, the base cover including a base cover output port capable of coupling to the drainage line;
a fluid displacement mechanism located in the wet section, the fluid displacement mechanism including a fluid displacement mechanism output port;
a fluid detection mechanism located in the wet section; and
a base attachment, the base attachment coupled to the fluid displacement mechanism output port and the base cover output port, the base attachment including an air relief port and back-flow preventer;
a control unit capable of energizing the fluid displacement mechanism upon receiving a signal from the fluid detection mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,794,612

HEAT SOURCE INTEGRATED AIR CONDITIONER

MOONMYUNG ACE CO., LTD, ...

1. A heat source integrated air conditioner, comprising:a main body having an inner portion divided into an inside and an outside;
a cooling tower and a compressor disposed outside the inner portion of the main body and connected to each other by a first pipe;
a heat exchanger disposed inside the inner portion of the body and connected to the compressor by a second pipe;
a gas burner formed at one side of the inside of the inner portion of the main body;
a first exhaust damper and a first outside air damper formed at an other side of the inside of the inner portion of the main body;
a second exhaust damper and a second outside air damper formed on the outside of the inner portion of the main body;
a control unit disposed outside the inner portion of the main body;
an air supply fan disposed between the gas burner and the heat exchanger;
a ventilation fan formed at an end portion of the other side of the inside of the inner portion of the main body;
wherein cooling water pumps are formed at the first pipe between the cooling tower and the compressor, and at the second pipe between the compressor and the heat exchanger; and
wherein
a flow rate control valve is installed between the compressor and the heat exchanger,
the control unit is formed to control the flow rate control valve,
the heat exchanger is disposed between the gas burner, the exhaust damper, and the outside air damper,
a filter is formed between the heat exchanger, and the exhaust damper and the outside air damper disposed inside the inner portion of the main body, and
a total heat exchanger is formed between the exhaust dampers and the outside air dampers.

US Pat. No. 10,794,611

REFRIGERATION CYCLE APPARATUS

Mitsubishi Electric Compa...

1. A refrigeration cycle apparatus comprising:a refrigeration cycle circuit including a plurality of load-side heat exchangers;
a plurality of indoor units accommodating the plurality of load-side heat exchangers; and
a controller configured to control the plurality of indoor units,
each of the plurality of indoor units including an air-sending fan,
at least one of the plurality of indoor units including a refrigerant detection sensor,
wherein the controller is configured such that when refrigerant is detected by the refrigerant detection sensor included in any one of the plurality of indoor units, the controller causes the air-sending fans included in all of the plurality of indoor units to operate,
wherein the controller includes a plurality of indoor unit controllers configured to control the plurality of indoor units,
wherein at least one of the plurality of indoor unit controllers includes a control substrate to which the refrigerant detection sensor is non-detachably connected and a nonvolatile computer memory that is provided on the control substrate,
wherein the nonvolatile computer memory includes a leakage history memory region configured to store one of first information indicating that there is no refrigerant leakage history and second information indicating that there is a refrigerant leakage history,
wherein the information stored in the leakage history memory region is changeable only in one direction from the first information to the second information, and
wherein the controller is configured such that when refrigerant is detected by the refrigerant detection sensor included in at least one of the plurality of indoor unit controllers, the controller is configured to change the information stored in the leakage history memory region of the indoor unit controller detecting the refrigerant from the first information to the second information.

US Pat. No. 10,794,610

INDOOR UNIT OF AIR-CONDITIONING APPARATUS HAVING AN INFRARED SENSOR

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. An indoor unit of an air-conditioning apparatus, the indoor unit comprising:a casing;
an infrared sensor disposed on the casing, the infrared sensor configured to detect infrared radiation emitted to an air-conditioned space; and
a controller to which the infrared sensor outputs a detection result,
the controller being configured to
convert the detection result of the infrared sensor into overall thermal image data representing a temperature distribution within an infrared detection range of the infrared sensor,
calculate, on a basis of the overall thermal image data, a floor area of the air-conditioned space,
obtain, on a basis of the overall thermal image data, floor thermal image data including a plurality of element data items each including coordinates within the floor area and a floor temperature within the floor area associated with the coordinates, and
determine, on a basis of the floor thermal image data, whether a floor heater in the air-conditioned space is in an on state, wherein
the controller is further configured to determine a heated region within the floor area heated by the floor heater on a basis of the floor thermal image data,
the floor thermal image data includes first temperature range element data items including element data items of the plurality of element data items each including floor temperature within a predetermined temperature range, and
the on state of the floor heater is determined when an area defined by the coordinates of the element data items included in the first temperature range element data items is greater than or equal to a first percentage of the floor area that is predetermined.

US Pat. No. 10,794,609

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PERSONALIZED HEATING, VENTILATION, AND AIR CONDITIONING

Mitsubishi Electric Resea...

1. A system for controlling an operation of a heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system for an occupant in an environment, the system including an input interface to receive data, and a memory having stored a personalized database, and a historical database, the historical database including a generic thermal comfort model learned from labeled data of other users, each instance of the labeled data is indicative of a thermal comfort level according to a thermal comfort scale of at least one other user in different conditions of at least one environment, the system comprising:a hardware processor is configured to
initialize a pre-train personalized thermal comfort (PPTC) model with the labeled data from the other users and a transfer active learning framework that utilizes the generic thermal comfort model for transfer learning while all labeled data from the occupant is assumed inaccessible or unknown, and store the PPTC model in the memory;
receive a sequence of unlabeled real-time data including measurements of biometric data of the occupant and measurements of environmental data in the environment the occupant is located;
calculate a disagreement score by identifying a distance between each unlabeled data point of the sequence of unlabeled real-time data and all data points in the labeled data from the occupant, storing the distances in a vector and sort from a smallest distance to a largest distance, choosing a K smallest distances for each unlabeled data point and obtain their labels from the historical database, predict a label for the unlabeled data point and then calculate the disagreement score using the labels from the historical database and predicted label for the unlabeled data point, using the PPTC model;
request the occupant to label an instance of unlabeled data, via a transmitter, when there is a disagreement between the labels of stored labeled data from the other users similar to the unlabeled real-time data and a predicted label for the unlabeled real-time data instance which exceeds a predetermined disagreement threshold,
receive a response to the labeling the instance of unlabeled data such that the labeling is indicative of a thermal comfort level of the occupant, and store the labeled instance of unlabeled data as personalized labeled data in the personalized database;
initiate active learning of the transfer active learning framework by training the PPCT model using different models of the stored labeled data from the occupant compared to the stored labeled data from the other users, and for each iteration during the initialization period, updates the personalized database with the personalized labeled data, and retrains the PPCT model using the historical database and the updated personalized database; and
a controller to control the HVAC system based on the retrained PPTC model.

US Pat. No. 10,794,608

AIR-CONDITIONING CONTROL EVALUATION APPARATUS, AIR-CONDITIONING CONTROL EVALUATION METHOD, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. An air-conditioning control evaluation apparatus that evaluates a plurality of controls for at least one air-conditioning related device disposed within a building, the air-conditioning control evaluation apparatus comprising:a storage unit to store
building information on a building that includes an area where the air-conditioning related device is disposed,
device information including characteristics of the air-conditioning related device,
observed data including
information on an operational state of the air-conditioning related device, and
information on temperatures of the area and outside air, or information on both temperatures and humidities of the area and outside air,
control information on an evaluated control to be executed for the air-conditioning related device,
a set of building models including a plurality of building models, the plurality of building models representing thermal characteristics of the building or both thermal characteristics and humidity characteristics of the building, and
a candidate-model selection criterion representing a correspondence between a building model, and items included in each of the building information, the device information, and the observed data;
a data evaluation unit to determine an item available as input data for the building model from among the items included in each of the building information, the device information, and the observed data, and identify a type of distribution of the observed data;
a candidate-model selection unit to select, based on the item available as the input data and the candidate-model selection criterion, a plurality of candidate building models from the set of building models;
a parameter estimation unit to determine a parameter estimation method in correspondence with the type of distribution, and calculate, in accordance with the parameter estimation method, an estimated value for a parameter included in the plurality of selected candidate building models;
a model evaluation unit to calculate a predetermined statistic on the plurality of selected candidate building models, and determine, based on the statistic and a residual calculated for each of the plurality of selected candidate building models, one building model from the plurality of selected candidate building models, the residual being a residual between estimated and observed values of temperature or a residual between estimated and observed values of both temperature and humidity; and
an air-conditioning control evaluation unit to calculate, by using the building model determined by the model evaluation unit, an energy-saving evaluation value and a comfort evaluation value for the air-conditioning related device that result if each of the plurality of evaluated controls is executed.

US Pat. No. 10,794,607

CONFIGURING FLOW PATHS OF AN HVAC SYSTEM

Trane International Inc.,...

1. A system, comprising:a processor;
a memory that stores instructions;
the instructions being executable by the processor to:
receive, from a resource provider, demand response data comprising a request that a resource consumption device of a heating, ventilation, or air conditioning (HVAC) system modify consumption of a resource according to a recommended value;
instruct the resource consumption device to update consumption of the resource from a previous value to the recommended value;
determine flow data indicative of a flow path of a ventilation system of the HVAC system, wherein the flow path is determined as a function of: change data representative of a change in output provided by the resource consumption device in response to changing consumption of the resource to the recommended value; zone data representative of physical zones of a structure serviced by the HVAC system; and priority data representative of priority values assigned to respective physical zones of the structure; wherein the change data is representative of a difference between a first output and a second output, wherein the first output is representative of the output provided by the resource consumption device when consuming the resource according to the recommended value, and wherein the second output is representative of the output provided by the resource consumption device when consuming the resource according to the previous value;
determine a normal flow path configured to transport, via the ventilation system, a normal output to a first group of the physical zones that were assigned a priority value that is greater than a defined threshold, wherein the normal output is determined to satisfy a set point criterion of the first group;
determine an excess flow path configured to transport, via the ventilation system, an excess output to a second group of the physical zones that were assigned a priority value that is less than the defined threshold, wherein the excess output is representative of a difference between the first output and the normal output;
update a configuration of a ventilation system of the HVAC system based on the normal flow path and/or the excess flow path.

US Pat. No. 10,794,606

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF DETECTION WITH ACTIVE INFRARED SENSORS

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method comprising:outputting infrared (IR) light from an IR light source of an active infrared (AIR) sensor;
receiving reflected IR light from an object in a room with a light sensor;
mapping, by the processor, features of the room based on the received reflected IR light to form a three dimensional map; and
determining, with a processor coupled to the light sensor, whether the object in the room is a person and has moved based on the received reflected IR light and based on the formed three dimensional map.

US Pat. No. 10,794,605

LABORATORY VENTILATION INTEGRATION

Siemens Schweiz AG, Zuri...

1. An integration system for laboratory ventilation, the system comprising:a heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system comprising a room controller and an HVAC exhaust damper responsive to the room controller;
a hood comprising a hood controller and a hood exhaust damper responsive to the hood controller; and
a communication link between the room controller and the hood controller;
wherein the room controller is configured to send a request for a change in an exhaust setpoint associated with a first air flow from the hood based on operation of the HVAC system and set the HVAC exhaust damper,
wherein the hood controller is configured to adjust the exhaust setpoint associated with a second air flow from the hood in response to the request and set the hood exhaust damper such that, during a first state, a total exhaust plus a transfer flow is less than a maximum cooling load of the HVAC system, and
wherein, during a second state, the room controller is configured to adjust the HVAC exhaust damper up to a first maximum in response to an increase in cooling demand and the hood controller is configured to increase air flow by the hood exhaust damper after the HVAC exhaust damper reaches the first maximum in response to a further increase in the cooling demand.

US Pat. No. 10,794,604

BUILDING COMFORT CONTROL DEVICES, METHODS, AND SYSTEMS

Honeywell International I...

1. A computing device for building comfort control operably coupled with a network that provides the computing device with comfort level feedback from each of a plurality of users, the computing device comprising:a memory; and
a processor configured to execute instructions to:
receive feedback from a plurality of users on a comfort level for an area of a building via the network;
generate a comfort model including a sensitivity level for each of the plurality of users based on the feedback, where the sensitivity level for a particular user is determined from the particular user's feedback, wherein the particular user's feedback includes a message received from the particular user via the network, wherein the message includes a description of their comfort level in response to a known change of an environmental condition, a location of the particular user when the particular user provided the feedback, and a timestamp indicating when the feedback was provided by the particular user, and wherein the sensitivity level of a particular user corresponds to a rate of change of the particular user's comfort feedback based on changes in the environmental conditions; and
adjust a number of settings of a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) unit for the area based on the comfort model including a weighted value based on the sensitivity level for those users among the plurality of users who are currently in the area.

US Pat. No. 10,794,603

INTELLIGENT PURIFIER LIGHT

RESILIENCE MAGNUM IP, LLC...

1. A purifier light bulb configured for installation in a light fixture, the purifier light bulb comprising:one or more instruments;
a memory that stores computer executable components; and
a processor that executes the computer executable components stored in the memory, wherein the computer executable components comprise:
an operation component that:
employs at least one instrument of the one or more instruments to monitor a contamination level of a contaminant in an environment in which purifier light is installed;
in response to a determination that the contamination level of the contaminant does not satisfy a defined cleanliness criterion, determines at least one action to perform to achieve at least one objective on the installation of the purifier light related to purification of the contaminant in the environment; and
executes the at least one action.

US Pat. No. 10,794,602

COOKING APPLIANCE

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A cooking appliance, comprising:a cabinet that defines an exterior of the cooking appliance;
a cooking unit located within the cabinet, the cooking unit being configured to perform cooking using a first heat source;
a drawer located under the cooking unit, the drawer being configured to perform cooking using a second heat source and to be inserted in and withdrawn from the cabinet;
a damping module configured to absorb a closing shock transmitted to the drawer during the insertion of the drawer into the cabinet from a preset insertion position to a fully inserted position;
a slider located at each of both lateral sides of the drawer;
a guide part located within the cabinet and configured to guide the slider to thereby allow sliding movement between the slider and the guide part; and
a link member located at the slider,
wherein the damping module comprises a holding member that is configured to selectively engage with the link member at the preset insertion position of the drawer and an elastic unit that is configured to move the drawer in a closing direction from the preset insertion position to the fully inserted position,
wherein the elastic unit comprises a second body and an elastic member accommodated in at least one portion of the second body,
wherein the second body defines a second guide slot that is located at a front end portion of the second body and that is configured to enable the link member to be selectively locked to or separated from the holding member,
wherein the holding member comprises a first locking portion and a second locking portion that are spaced apart from each other in a preset interval along a length direction of the holding member, and a second projection that is located at a front end of the first locking portion and that is configured to be selectively inserted into or withdrawn from the second guide slot,
wherein the link member comprises a third locking portion configured to engage between the first locking portion and the second locking portion at the preset insertion position of the drawer,
wherein the second projection is configured to be withdrawn from the second guide slot based on a rear end of the third locking portion of the link member pushing the second locking portion at the preset insertion position of the drawer,
wherein the rear end of the third locking portion defines a slit configured to receive the first locking portion to enable the first locking portion to be fitted into the slit along a length direction of the third locking portion, and
wherein the slit of the third locking portion and the first locking portion of the holding member are configured to, in an event when the second projection is separated from the second guide slot by an external shock, engage with each other as the drawer is pushed in the closing direction before the rear end of the third locking portion of the link member pushes the second locking portion at the preset insertion position of the drawer.

US Pat. No. 10,794,601

ADJUSTABLE CONVECTIVE HEAT CHAMBER APPARATUS AND METHOD OF USE

FastForm Research Ltd., ...

1. A heat chamber apparatus comprising:a base assembly having a first base enclosure, the first base enclosure comprising a first base bottom wall, opposite first base side walls connected with the first base bottom wall, and a first base end wall connected with the first base bottom wall and the opposite first base side walls, the base assembly further having a second base end wall opposite the first base end wall;
a lid assembly having a first lid enclosure configured for selective engagement with the first base enclosure, the first base and lid enclosures together selectively enclosing an interior space of the apparatus;
a rack assembly having a first rack positioned within the apparatus so as to separate the interior space into first and second sub-chambers, the first rack comprising a first rack plate positioned between the first and second sub-chambers, a first rack support for selective contact between the first rack plate and one or more of the first base bottom wall, the first base side wall, the first base end wall, and the second base end wall, and a first rack hinge formed on the first rack plate configured for selectively pivoting the first rack plate away from the first base bottom wall; and
a heater assembly positioned within the apparatus between the first base end wall and the first rack of the rack assembly such that an outlet of the heater assembly is in communication with the first sub-chamber, whereby clearance is provided between the rack assembly and the second base end wall opposite the heater assembly for passage therethrough of air from the first sub-chamber into the second sub-chamber such that warmed air selectively discharged from the heater assembly flows through the first sub-chamber in a first direction and returns through the second sub-chamber in an opposite second direction.

US Pat. No. 10,794,600

GLASS-CERAMIC WORKTOP

EUROKERA S.N.C., Chateau...

1. An article of furniture and/or appliance, the article comprising:at least one worktop formed from one substrate made of a monolithic glazing material made of glass-ceramic and having an area larger than 2 m2, said substrate having a lightness L* higher than 10, a light transmission TL lower than 50%, an opacity indicator higher than 90, and a haze higher than 15%;
at least one heating element;
at least one light source configured to signal one or more zones or one or more elements or displays of the substrate by projection from above the substrate, said light source being located plumb with the substrate such that the substrate acts as a screen; and
at least one communication interface, which communicates with at least one element of the worktop.

US Pat. No. 10,794,599

COOKING OVEN WITH MOUNTED CAMERA

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An oven comprising:a main body;
a cooking compartment provided in the main body and having a front surface thereof is opened, the cooking compartment having an opening;
a camera provided above the cooking compartment and configured to capture an inside of the cooking compartment through the opening;
a camera cooling fan disposed above the camera and configured to cool the camera by suctioning external air;
a first glass provided at the opening of the cooking compartment so that the camera captures the inside of the cooking compartment and configured to block transmission of heat in the cooking compartment to the camera;
a second glass provided between the camera and the first glass and configured to additionally block the transmission of heat to the camera; and
a glass holder provided under the camera so that the second glass is fixed to the glass holder.

US Pat. No. 10,794,598

OVEN

Souhel Khanania, Coppell...

1. An oven comprising:a first conveyor disposed in a first zone at least partially vertically below a first insulator, at least partially vertically above a second insulator, and at least partially between a first side insulator and an opposing second side insulator;
a second conveyor disposed at least partially vertically below the first conveyor and in a second zone at least partially vertically below the second insulator and at least partially vertically above a third insulator, wherein at least a portion of the second insulator is vertically above the third insulator;
a first heat source disposed above the first conveyor;
a second heat source disposed below the first conveyor;
a third heat source disposed above the second conveyor;
a fourth heat source disposed below the second conveyor;
one or more manifolds configured to provide at least combustion air to the first, second, third, and fourth heat sources; and
wherein the first conveyor moves foodstuff on the first conveyor from the first zone onto the second conveyor in the second zone, and wherein the first heat source is an infrared burner, and wherein the oven further comprises a mixer coupled to one of the one or more manifolds and the first heat source, the mixer further coupled to a fuel source and configured to provide a mixture of air received from one of the one or more manifolds and fuel received from the fuel source to the infrared burner.

US Pat. No. 10,794,597

KNOB ASSEMBLY WITH A DISPLAY DEVICE AND APPLIANCE HAVING THE SAME

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A knob assembly for an appliance, the knob assembly comprising:a knob configured to be arranged at a front panel of the appliance and to rotate about an axis;
a shaft configured to rotate based on rotation of the knob and to cause operation of the appliance;
a first rotation sensing part configured to sense rotation of the shaft;
a rotary member that is configured to rotate according to rotation of the shaft, and that comprises a first sensing target, wherein a position of the first sensing target changes based on rotation of the rotary member and the first rotation sensing part is further configured to sense at least one of the position or an amount of change of the position of the first sensing target;
a knob ring that is configured to be arranged at the front panel annularly around the knob, that is configured to rotate about the axis independently of rotation of the knob, and that comprises a display device configured to display information; and
a second rotation sensing part configured to sense rotation of the knob ring,
wherein the display device is configured to output a first result value indicating a rotation of the knob sensed by the first rotation sensing part, output a second result value indicating a rotation of the knob ring sensed by the second rotation sensing part, and alternate output of the first result value and output of the second result value.

US Pat. No. 10,794,596

DUAL FUEL NOZZLE WITH LIQUID FILMING ATOMIZATION FOR A GAS TURBINE ENGINE

Raytheon Technologies Cor...

1. A fuel nozzle for a combustor of a gas turbine engine comprising:an outer air swirler along a nozzle axis, said outer air swirler defines an outer annular air passage between an outer wall and an inner wall, said outer wall defines a convergent-divergent nozzle;
an inner air swirler along said nozzle axis to define an annular fuel gas passage around said nozzle axis between said outer air swirler and said inner air swirler, said annular fuel gas passage terminates with a multiple of skewed slots, oriented axially and upstream of the convergent-divergent nozzle, to direct a fuel gas and impart a swirl thereto;
an annular liquid passage surrounding a helical inflow vane and defined around said nozzle axis and within the inner air swirler; and
an air inflow tube with the helical inflow vane along said nozzle axis within said inner air swirler, said air inflow tube defines a central air passage.

US Pat. No. 10,794,595

STEPPED HEAT SHIELD FOR A TURBINE ENGINE COMBUSTOR

Raytheon Technologies Cor...

1. An assembly for a turbine engine, the assembly comprising:a combustor wall extending along an axial centerline, the combustor wall including a shell and a heat shield, and the combustor wall defining a quench aperture therethrough and defining a cavity between the shell and the heat shield;
the shell defining a first aperture through which air is directed into the cavity;
the heat shield including a rail that contacts the shell and that at least partially defines a second aperture configured to direct at least some of the air within the cavity out of the combustor wall and towards the quench aperture, wherein the second aperture comprises a slot which extends axially along the axial centerline through the rail, and the slot comprises a circumferentially elongated slot;
the heat shield including an upstream surface and a downstream surface that form a boundary of a combustion chamber;
an upstream edge of the downstream surface is radially displaced, in a direction towards the shell, from a downstream edge of the upstream surface;
wherein the heat shield includes a first panel adjacent a second panel;
the first panel includes the rail and the upstream surface, and the rail is at a downstream end of the first panel and is disposed upstream of the downstream edge of the upstream surface to define an open cavity at the downstream end of the first panel to direct the at least some of the air within the cavity out of the combustor wall and towards the quench aperture;
the second panel includes the downstream surface; and
the quench aperture extends through the second panel.

US Pat. No. 10,794,594

LIGHTER CASE

1. A lighter case comprising:a disc;
a first tube coupled to and extending perpendicularly from said disc, said first tube having a top, said top being open wherein said first tube is configured for inserting a lighter through said top, said first tube being sized such that an igniter of the lighter inserted into said first tube protrudes from said first tube; and
a lid is hingedly coupled to said first tube proximate to said top, said lid being configured for selectively coupling to said first tube such that said lid is positioned for selectively closing said top, said lid comprising:
a second tube having an upper end and a lower end, said upper end being closed, said lower end being open, said lower end being configured for selectively coupling to said first tube, and
a strap coupled to and extending between said second tube and said first tube, said strap being flexible such that said second tube is hingedly coupled to said first tube, said strap being positioned proximate to said lower end of said second tube and said top of said first tube wherein said second tube is positioned for pivoting relative to said first tube for positioning said second tube over the igniter of the lighter positioned in said first tube;
a first coupler coupled to said first tube proximate to said top, said first coupler comprising a first recess extending into an outer perimeter of said first tube adjacent to said top defining a tenon;
a second coupler coupled to said second tube proximate to said lower end, said second coupler being complementary to said first coupler wherein said second coupler is positioned for selectively coupling to said first coupler for coupling said second tube to said first tube for closing said top, said second coupler comprising a second recess extending into an inner perimeter of said second tube adjacent to said lower end defining a mortice wherein said mortice is positioned for inserting said tenon for frictionally coupling said second tube to said first tube;
a third recess extending arcuately from said first recess toward said disc, said third recess being opposingly positioned in said first tube relative to said strap wherein said third recess is configured for inserting a pry tool for prying said tenon from said mortice positioning said second tube for pivoting relative to said first tube for opening said top of said first tube.

US Pat. No. 10,794,593

VAPORIZATION PIPE FOR A KEROSENE LAMP

Po-Kai Tsao, New Taipei ...

1. A vaporization pipe for a kerosene lamp, the vaporization pipe comprising:an oil tube, a material of the oil tube including steel; the oil tube comprising:
a vaporization jet on a top portion of the oil tube;
a thermally conductive tube mounted in the oil tube and including an upper section and a lower section opposite each other; the upper section closer to the vaporization jet than the lower section; the thermally conductive tube comprising:
a first channel formed through the thermally conductive tube;
a plurality of first through holes formed through the upper section;
a plurality of second through holes formed through the lower section; and
a first passage formed between an inner wall of the oil tube and an outer wall of the thermally conductive tube.

US Pat. No. 10,794,592

INFRARED RAY GENERATION MESH

GRAND MATE CO., LTD., Ta...

1. An infrared ray generation mesh system, comprising:a burner;
a mesh body including a first surface and a second surface positioned back-to-back and a peripheral edge having a first part and a second part on opposite ends of the peripheral edge, the first and second surfaces being substantially smooth, the mesh body being bent or folded integrally to form a plurality of corrugations, each of the corrugations extending straight from the first part to the second part; and the mesh body being flame heated, by the burner, to thereby to generate the infrared rays and direct the rays onto to an object;
wherein the mesh body has a middle part and two side parts, the two side parts are located respectively on opposite sides of the middle part, the corrugations form a plurality of first crests on the first surface, and the corrugations form a plurality of second crests on the second surface; wherein the plurality of first crests and the plurality of second crests extend in a lengthwise direction, wherein the plurality of first crests and the plurality of second crests run parallel in a substantive orthogonal direction; and
wherein the distances from each of the plurality of first crests to both orthogonally adjacent crests of the plurality of corresponding one of the plurality of second crests on the middle part are larger than the distance from each of the plurality of first crests to both orthogonally adjacent crests of the plurality of second crests on each of the side parts, such that infrared rays emitted by the first surface of the mesh body result in a wider heating range of the system;
wherein the first crests are located on a first reference surface,
wherein the first reference surface is a curved surface, and
wherein the spacing along the first reference surface between two adjacent first crests increases from the middle part toward the side parts.

US Pat. No. 10,794,591

GAS INLET FIXTURE AND AIR SHUTTER

Weber-Stephen Products LL...

1. A burner assembly for a gas grill, comprising:at least one substantially hollow burner tube having an open end, a closed end and a length, the length of the burner tube having a series of gas outlet ports;
at least one gas control valve, the control valve having a neck and a gas nozzle at the end of the neck; and,
at least one gas inlet fixture, the gas inlet fixture including a face member and a generally rearwardly projecting skirt member which is generally perpendicular to the face, wherein the face has a central opening and a plurality of rearwardly projecting tabs extending from the face around the perimeter of the central opening, wherein the central opening of the face of the gas inlet fixture is inserted over the neck of the control valve and is slidably secured to the neck by the rearwardly projecting tabs.

US Pat. No. 10,794,590

BURNER SYSTEM HAVING A GAS DISTRIBUTION HUB AND ONE OR MORE BULLET-SHAPED GAS RELEASE NOZZLES

1. A burner system comprising:a gas hub to distribute gas to one more gas conduits; and
one or more gas release nozzles connected to said one or more gas conduits, said one or more gas release nozzles having a lower portion, intermediate portion and upper portion, said lower portion having a first gas channel therethrough, said intermediate portion and said upper portion having a second gas channel therethrough, said first gas channel and said second gas channel in communication with one other, said second gas channel having a smaller diameter than said first gas channel to compress gas as it passes through said intermediate portion and said upper portion, said upper portion including a tapered slot below and leading to an upper end of said second gas channel defining a flame exit opening, said flame exit opening defined by an elongated open slot with a center circular open portion which collectively permit passage of gas creating a flat flame when the gas exiting therethrough is ignited, said tapered slot decreasing a cross-section of said second gas channel.

US Pat. No. 10,794,589

LIQUID FUEL CARTRIDGE FOR A FUEL NOZZLE

General Electric Company,...

1. A liquid fuel cartridge for a gas turbine fuel nozzle comprising:a tube having an inlet end and an outlet end provided with one or more fuel exit orifices, wherein the inlet end is coupled to a source of a mixture of liquid fuel and water;
a homogenizer located within said tube, adjacent and upstream of said outlet end, said homogenizer formed by a substantially cylindrical body open at opposite ends, with a first row of circumferentially-spaced flanges projecting radially outwardly from said substantially cylindrical body and slots between the circumferentially-spaced flanges, and with radially-outer edges of said flanges engaged with an interior surface of said tube, wherein a length of the homogenizer is less than a length of the tube, and
a second row of circumferentially-spaced flanges projecting radially outwardly from said substantially cylindrical body with radially-outer edges of said second row of circumferentially spaced flanges engaged with said interior surface of said tube, and slots between the circumferentially-spaced flanges of the second row.

US Pat. No. 10,794,588

APPARATUSES FOR CONTROLLING HEAT FOR RAPID THERMAL PROCESSING OF CARBONACEOUS MATERIAL AND METHODS FOR THE SAME

Ensyn Renewables, Inc., ...

1. An apparatus for controlling heat for rapid thermal processing of carbonaceous material, comprising:i) an inorganic particle reheater configured to combust char with an oxygen-containing gas in a fluidized bubbling bed of inorganic particles; and
ii) an inorganic particle cooler configured to receive a stream of the inorganic particles from the inorganic particle reheater, the inorganic particle cooler comprising:
a) a vessel configured to provide a flow path for the stream of the inorganic particles from a vessel inlet to a vessel outlet;
b) a plurality of cooling tubes disposed in the vessel, at least one of the plurality of cooling tubes comprising:
I) an outer tube comprising an exterior, the exterior exposed to the flow path;
II) an inner tube concentrically disposed within the outer tube; and
III) an outer channel defined by an outer surface of the inner tube and an inner surface of said outer tube, the outer channel configured to receive a cooling medium, to bring the cooling medium into thermal communication with at least a first portion of the stream of the inorganic particles to form a heated cooling medium and a partially cooled at least a first portion of the stream of the inorganic particles, and to pass the heated cooling medium to an interior of the inner tube; and
c) an inlet to the outer channel adapted to receive a supply of the cooling medium.

US Pat. No. 10,794,587

SOLID FUEL BOILER BURNER

BTI GUMKOWSKI SP. Z O.O. ...

1. A solid fuel boiler burner apparatus comprising:a combustion chamber having aeration openings, the aeration openings adapted to supply air to a burning fuel;
a rotary worm feeder cooperative with said combustion chamber, said rotary worm feeder having an initial zone, said rotary worm feeder adapted to supply fuel to said combustion chamber, the initial zone of said rotary worm feeder located in a fuel feeder duct;
a casing having said combustion chamber mounted therein, said casing having primary air ducts and secondary air ducts, said casing being connected by hook catches to a gearwheel, the gearwheel being rotationally mounted between a pair of cage bearings positioned between a main plate and a compensating and pressure plate, said casing having openings for an inflow of air from a blower chamber through an adjustable screen, the adjustable screen controlling a ratio of primary air and secondary air respectively injected into the primary air ducts and the secondary air ducts by increasing or decreasing an area of the openings, said rotary worm feeder having an axially positioned aeration duct, the aeration duct having an inlet with openings positioned in the blower chamber and an outlet having openings in said combustion chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,794,586

COMMUNICATION CABLES WITH ILLUMINATION

SWISSCOM AG, Bern (CH)

1. A system comprising:a cable configured for supporting at least two separate functions, wherein:
the two separate functions comprising distribution of data and at least one other different function; and
the cable comprises an arrangement along at least a section of the cable, the arrangement configured for supporting the at least one other different function;
wherein:
the arrangement comprises an illumination arrangement;
the illumination arrangement comprises one or more light units;
the one or more light units are arranged along an internal component of the cable;
the cable comprises one or more external components, to the outside of the internal component, wherein the one or more external components are transparent at least in regions corresponding to the one or more light units;
the internal component comprises a conductor;
the one or more external components comprise a jacket and an insulation shield; and
the one or more light units are arranged between the jacket and the insulation shield along the conductor.

US Pat. No. 10,794,585

LIGHT SOURCE UNIT

LG INNOTEK CO., LTD., Se...

1. A sterilizing device, comprising:a first cover having an opening;
a second cover coupled to the first cover;
a circuit board disposed between the first cover and the second cover;
a light-emitting chip disposed on the circuit board, wherein the light-emitting chip is aligned with the opening;
a transparent window disposed on the light-emitting chip; and
a moisture-proof member covering at least a portion of an upper surface of the circuit board,
wherein the light-emitting chip emits a wavelength band of 100 nm to 280 nm,
wherein the transparent window is spaced apart from the light-emitting chip,
wherein the first cover includes a protrusion protruding toward the upper surface of the circuit board,
wherein the protrusion is disposed at a periphery of the opening of the first cover, and
wherein the moisture-proof member contacts an upper surface of the transparent window, the protrusion of the first cover and the upper surface of the circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,794,584

LUMINAIRE WITH THERMAL CONTROL

ABL IP Holding LLC, Atla...

1. A luminaire comprising:a housing comprising a first end and a second end opposite from the first end, wherein the housing defines a housing chamber; and
a spacer comprising a spacer rim and a spacer body, wherein the spacer body extends upwardly relative to the spacer rim, wherein the spacer rim extends radially outwards from the spacer body, wherein the spacer body defines a central passageway extending through the spacer body such that the spacer is hollow along a length of the spacer, wherein the spacer body defines a plurality of airflow apertures in fluid communication with the central passageway, and wherein the spacer comprises an end opposite from and spaced apart from the spacer rim, wherein the end is configured to support a light engine stalk offset from the spacer.

US Pat. No. 10,794,583

FLOODLIGHT HEAT TRANSFER SYSTEM

INSIGHT LIGHTING, INC., ...

1. A Light Emitting Diode (LED) light fixture comprising:a LED housing, comprising a plurality of cooling fins, the plurality of cooling fins comprising a first set of fins that originate at a face of the LED housing comprising a first predetermined length and a second set of fins that originate at the face of the LED housing comprising a second predetermined length, wherein the second predetermined length is longer than the first predetermined length;
a power supply housing, comprising an opening for the second set of fins; and
a space between the LED housing and the power supply housing.

US Pat. No. 10,794,582

LED LAMP INCLUDE FIRST HEAT DISSIPATING CHANNEL WITH INNER CHANNEL AND OUTER CHANNEL

JIAXING SUPER LIGHTING EL...

1. An LED (light emitting diode) lamp comprising:a lamp shell including a lamp head, a lamp neck and a sleeve, the lamp head connects to the lamp neck which connects to the sleeve;
a passive heat dissipating element having a heat sink connected to the lamp shell, wherein the heat sink comprises fins and a base, the sleeve of the lamp shell is located in the heat sink, the lamp neck projects from the heat sink, height of the lamp neck is at least 80% of height of the heat sink;
a power source having a first portion and a second portion, wherein the first portion of the power source is disposed in both the lamp neck and the lamp head of the lamp shell, and the second portion of the power source is disposed in the heat sink of the passive heat dissipating element;
a light emitting surface connected to the heat sink of the passive heat dissipating element and comprising LED chips electrically connected to the power source, wherein the light emitting surface and the heat sink are connected to form a heat transferring path from the LED chips to the passive heat dissipating element;
a first heat dissipating channel formed in a first chamber of the lamp shell for dissipating heat generated from the power source while the LED lamp is working, and the first chamber is located between bottom of the LED lamp and an upper portion of the lamp neck; and
a second heat dissipating channel formed in the heat sink and between the fins and the base of the heat sink for dissipating the heat generated from the LED chips and transferred to the heat sink;
wherein the first heat dissipating channel comprises a first end on the light emitting surface to allow air flowing from outside of the LED lamp into the first chamber, and a second end on the upper portion of the lamp neck of the lamp shell to allow air flowing from inside of the first chamber out to the LED lamp;
wherein the second heat dissipating channel comprises a third end on the light emitting surface to allow air flowing from outside of the LED lamp into the second heat dissipating channel, and flowing out from spaces between every adjacent two of the fins;
wherein a third aperture is located in a central region of the light emitting surface, and the third aperture forms an air intake of both the first heat dissipating channel and the second heat dissipating channel;
wherein a lateral outline of the LED lamp detours around the axis of the LED lamp 360 degrees to turn around to form a contour of the LED lamp, the outline includes an outline of the lamp neck and an outline of the heat sink, the outline of the lamp neck is a concave curve, the outline of the heat sink is a convex curve, the radius of curvature of the outline of the lamp neck is greater than the radius of curvature of the outline of the heat sink;
wherein the first heat dissipating channel includes an inner channel and an outer channel, the outer channel is formed between the electronic components on an edge of the power board and an inner wall of the first chamber of the lamp shell, the inner channel is formed in gaps between the electronic components, a transformer of the electronic components includes a core and coils, the core has a second chamber in which the coils are disposed, an opening is formed at a side of the second chamber in a radial direction to expose the coils, and the opening corresponds to the inner channel or the outer channel.

US Pat. No. 10,794,581

CONNECTOR SYSTEM FOR LIGHTING ASSEMBLY

1. A linear LED lamp comprising:an elongate body extending between spaced first and second ends and comprising an elongate heat sink formed of a heat dissipating material;
at least one LED emitter panel secured to the heat sink, each LED emitter panel comprising a circuit board containing LED emitters connected in a circuit for emitting and distributing light outwardly from the emitter panel in a light distribution pattern;
at least one electronic component mounted within the elongate body of the linear LED lamp, the at least one electronic component comprising a controller component comprising electronic control circuitry and/or a data communications component comprising electronic data communications circuitry;
a first end cap assembly at the first end of the body comprising a housing having a sidewall extending in a direction generally parallel to the length of the body and having first and second conductive power pins and a conductive grounding pin disposed within the housing, at least one of the conductive power pins adapted to provide power to the lamp and the conductive grounding pin electrically isolated from the conductive power pins and being connectable to a ground circuit, the pins each having an elongated engagement portion extending in a direction transverse to the length of the body and towards an opening defined in the sidewall without extending through the opening;
the opening sized to receive a leading end portion of a first support connector mounted on a support of a light fixture, the leading end portion having first and second power electrical terminals and a grounding electrical terminal disposed within corresponding first, second and third elongated receptacles in communication with first, second and third openings in a leading end face thereof;
the first and second conductive power pins configured to engage a respective one of the first and second power electrical terminals via the respective first and second openings, and the conductive grounding pin configured to engage the grounding electrical terminal via the third opening, as the first end cap assembly is moved relative to the first support connector from a position fully separated from the first support connector in a path that is transverse to the length of the body into an engaged position;
wherein the first end cap assembly is configured to be coupled to the first support connector as an incident of the first end cap assembly moving into the engaged position.

US Pat. No. 10,794,580

WATERPROOF LIGHTING FIXTURE WITH INTERCONNECTION PORTS

VM5 LIGHTING SOLUTIONS, L...

1. A linear lighting fixture, comprising:a main body having first side covers secured to opposite ends of the main body by at least one first locking element, the main body defining a main cavity with an opening;
a power supply contained in the main cavity;
a waterproof part coupled to the opening of the main cavity and includes a first sealing strip provided between the waterproof part and the main body;
a base coupled to the waterproof part opposite the main body, the base having second side covers secured to opposite ends of the base by at least one second locking element;
a translucent cover coupled to the base opposite the waterproof part, the translucent cover including a second sealing strip provided between the base and the translucent cover;
a lamp panel disposed on the base facing the translucent cover;
a quick plug port provided on one of the first side covers;
a first port and a second port are formed on the other of the first side covers, the first port electrically coupled to the power supply and the lamp panel by a first connector, and the second port is configured to be coupled to an external power supply or to a quick plug port of the other linear lighting fixture by a quick plug connector.

US Pat. No. 10,794,579

EDGE-LIT LIGHTING DEVICE

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. An edge-lit lighting fixture, comprising:a light emitting panel (LEP);
a first light emitting diode (LED) light source positioned proximal to a perimeter edge of the LEP and configured to emit a first light into the LEP through the perimeter edge, the first light having a first intensity level;
a second LED light source positioned proximal to the perimeter edge of the LEP and configured to emit a second light into the LEP through the perimeter edge, the second light having a second intensity level; and
a motion sensor positioned at a broad surface of the LEP to detect a motion in an area, wherein the first LED light source and the second LED light source are powered on based on the motion sensor and wherein the edge-lit lighting fixture is configured to provide an illumination light to illuminate the area through the broad surface of the LEP.

US Pat. No. 10,794,578

LIGHTING DEVICE OR LAMP WITH CONFIGURABLE BEAM ANGLE AND/OR PROFILE

Feit Electric Company, In...

1. A lighting device or lamp having two or more operating modes, the lighting device or lamp comprising:a housing having one or more light emitting diode (LED) packages mounted therein, at least a portion of the one or more LED packages being evenly distributed in a ring arrangement;
at least one secondary optic disc comprising a plurality of secondary optical elements, at least a portion of the plurality of secondary optical elements being evenly distributed in a ring arrangement; and
an axle, wherein the secondary optic disc is affixed to the axle such that rotation of the axle causes rotation of the secondary optical element;
wherein:
the secondary optical elements are comprised of two or more types of secondary optical elements, a first type of the two or more types of secondary optical elements having a first size, a second type of the two or more types of secondary optical elements having a second size, the first size being different from the second size,
an operating mode of the two or more operating modes corresponds to each of the one or more LED packages being aligned with a secondary optical element of a predetermined type,
the secondary optic disc is mounted to the housing so that the secondary optic disc is selectively rotatable with respect to the housing, and
each operating mode is defined by a beam angle and beam profile, the plurality of secondary optical elements of the at least one secondary optic disc are configured to define the beam angle and the beam profile of each operating mode, the beam profile describing the intensity of light at points along a diameter of a beam of light emitted by the lighting device or lamp in a plane that is transverse to a direction of propagation of the beam of light.

US Pat. No. 10,794,577

LED DOWNLIGHT APPARATUS

XIAMEN ECO LIGHTING CO. L...

1. A LED downlight apparatus, comprising:a light source plate mounted with a plurality of LED chips on a bottom side of the light source plate;
a heat sink comprising a heat contact part and a heat dissipating part, a bottom side of the heat contact part heat connected to a top side of the light source plate;
a reflective cup comprising a neck portion heat connected to the heat dissipation part and comprising an inner reflective surface surrounding the light source plate for reflecting a light emitting from the light source plate to predetermined directions;
a driver container comprising a driver circuit electrically connected to the plurality of LED chips via a conductor path through a passing hole of the heat sink for supplying a driving current to the plurality of LED chips on the light source plate, wherein the light source plate has a heat dissipating substrate for conducting heat of the plurality of LED chips to the heat sink; and
a shielding cover covering the light source plate, the light emitted from the plurality of LED modules passes through the shielding cover, wherein the shielding cover has a bottom lens for forming a light beam and a lateral wall of the shielding cover for passing light on the reflective cup forming a second luminous source, a surface of the reflective cup has a distance from the shielding cover.

US Pat. No. 10,794,576

SLIDE ADJUSTABLE HINGE AND LATCH SECUREMENT FOR A LIGHT EMITTING DIODE (LED) FIXTURE RETROFIT KIT

Universal Lighting Techno...

1. A hinge apparatus for securing to a slide of a retrofit kit, the slide comprising a portion of the retrofit fit configured to enable a sliding movement of the hinge apparatus there along, and to an opening of a fixture, the apparatus comprising:a hinge, the hinge configured to couple to the opening of the fixture;
a top section connected to the hinge;
a lower section connected to the top section and having a cavity formed therebetween, the cavity configured to be coupleable to the retrofit kit;
a hinge brake securement device rotatably coupled to the top section;
a neck extending outwardly from the hinge brake securement device;
a hinge brake coupled to the neck; and
a notch coupled to the hinge brake, the notch configured to be receivable at the slide of the retrofit kit.

US Pat. No. 10,794,575

EXTRUDED CHANNEL PLATE AS BASIS FOR INTEGRATED FUNCTIONS

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A horticulture construction comprising at least one multi-channel plate, the multi-channel plate comprising;a first channel having an optical function,
a second channel arranged parallel to the first channel, and
a light source configured to provide light source light to the first channel,
wherein the second channel encloses an elongated cavity for the passage of a fluid, the second channel further comprising openings for providing fluid to the horticulture; and
wherein the fluid is air.

US Pat. No. 10,794,574

FORCE-DRIVEN SOCKET FOR LIGHT BULB

Wintergreen Corporation, ...

1. A light socket for operative receipt of a light bulb having a threaded distal end wherein the bulb may be selectively screwed into the socket and force driven by distal axial forces into the socket, said socketing comprising:a proximal portion defining an open end configured for receipt of the light bulb, a distal bottom wall and a substantially cylindrical sidewall, said sidewall and said bottom wall defining a bulb receiving cavity and wherein said proximal portion is substantially continuous circumferentially around said proximal portion;
wherein said distal bottom wall comprises a contact for providing connectivity of the socket to a power source and said sidewall further comprises a neutral conductor on an inwardly facing surface thereof;
said sidewall inwardly facing surface defines a bulb interface comprising at least two flanges defining a threaded interface for cooperating with the threaded distal end of the light bulb, said at least two flanges being configured to and having tolerances for insertion of the light bulb by application of distal axial forces; and said sidewall inwardly facing surface below said proximal portion and further defines a bulb insertion channel having a first longitudinally extending channel having an inwardly facing opening, and said bulb interface inwardly facing surface further comprises a second perpendicularly extending channel extending transverse to said first channel, and said bulb insertion channel further comprises a third channel extending substantially longitudinally and extending distally from said second channel.

US Pat. No. 10,794,573

SURGE PROTECTED LUMINAIRE THAT SUPPRESSES PARASITIC CAPACITANCE

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A luminaire comprising:a housing having a metal section and incorporating an electrical component arrangement including a printed circuit board having a first major surface carrying at least one light engine and a second major surface opposite the first major surface;
a heatsink exposed within said metal section, the heatsink having a further major surface facing the second major surface;
an electrically insulating layer in between the further major surface and the second major surface and having a margin extending beyond each of the second major surface and the further major surface by a minimum width (W), said margin being separated from the metal section by an air gap having a minimum height (H); and
at least one electrically insulating fixing arrangement extending through the printed circuit board and the electrically insulating layer securing the printed circuit board to the metal section.

US Pat. No. 10,794,572

LED TROFFER FIXTURE HAVING A WIDE LENS

Ideal Industries Lighting...

1. A troffer light fixture, comprising:a housing;
a LED assembly positioned in the housing, the LED assembly comprising a first linear LED array comprising a plurality of first LEDs and a second linear LED array comprising a plurality of second LEDs;
a lens covering the first linear LED array and the second linear LED array; and
a reflector assembly extending between the first linear LED array and the second linear LED array, the reflector assembly comprising a first reflective surface reflecting light from the first linear LED array and a second reflective surface reflecting light from the second linear LED array.

US Pat. No. 10,794,571

DISTURBANCE SENSING SYSTEM FOR AN AUTOMATED MOVING-MIRROR LUMINAIRE

Robe Lighting s.r.o., Ro...

1. A luminaire comprising:a mirror configured to controllably deflect a light beam emitted from the luminaire;
a motion assembly comprising:
a motor mechanically coupled to the mirror and configured to rotate the mirror about a mirror axis of rotation, where a change in a rotational position of a shaft of the motor relative to a body of the motor causes an equal change in a rotational position of the mirror;
a magnet mounted directly to a shaft of the motor, a center of the magnet being aligned with a shaft axis of rotation of the shaft and a magnetic pole of the magnet being oriented orthogonally to the shaft axis of rotation;
a motion sensor system configured to produce an output signal representing an absolute rotational position of the magnet; and
a control system electrically coupled to the motor and the motion sensor, the control system configured to:
store an expected rotational position of the motor,
determine whether the output signal produced by the motion sensor matches the stored expected rotational position,
based on the determination that the output signal does not match the stored expected rotational position, cause the motor to rotate to a rotational position where the output signal produced by the motion sensor matches the stored expected rotational position,
receive a control signal indicating a desired mirror position of the mirror,
translate the desired mirror position into a desired rotational position of the motor,
cause the motor to move to the desired rotational position, and
store the desired rotational position as the stored expected rotational position.

US Pat. No. 10,794,569

WAVELENGTH CONVERSION MEMBER, LIGHT SOURCE AND LIGHTING DEVICE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A wavelength conversion member, comprising:a first matrix composed of inorganic material;
phosphor particles embedded in the first matrix;
first filler particles embedded in the first matrix; and
surface coating layers respectively covering surfaces of the phosphor particles, wherein
an average particle diameter of the first filler particles is equal to or greater than a peak wavelength of light fluorescently emitted from the phosphor particles, and
the wavelength conversion member satisfies relationships of |n3?n1|>|n1?n2| and |n4?n1|>|n1?n2| wherein n1 is a refractive index of the first matrix, n2 is a refractive index of the phosphor particles, n3 is a refractive index of the first filler particles, and n4 is a refractive index of the surface coating layers.

US Pat. No. 10,794,568

PLANT-GROWTH LAMINATED FILM AND PLANT-GROWTH ILLUMINATION APPARATUS

FUJIFILM Corporation, Mi...

1. A plant-growth laminated film comprising:a reflective-type linearly polarizing plate; and
a ?/4 plate that converts, into circularly polarized light, linearly polarized light provided by transmission through the reflective-type linearly polarizing plate,
wherein the ?/4 plate has an in-plane retardation of 165±40 nm at a wavelength of 660 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,794,567

OPTICAL SYSTEM FOR MANAGING LIGHT FROM A LIGHT EMITTING DIODE

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. An optic comprising:a rear surface;
a cavity that is formed in the rear surface and that is configured to receive light from a light source; and
a front surface that opposes the rear surface, that is configured to emit light processed by the optic, and that comprises a centrally disposed convex region,
wherein the front surface and the rear surface meet to form a rim that extends peripherally with respect to the cavity,
wherein the front surface further comprises a concave region that is disposed between the rim and the centrally disposed convex region and that extends peripherally about the centrally disposed convex region, and
wherein the centrally disposed convex region and the concave region form a continuous smooth surface.

US Pat. No. 10,794,566

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE AND SURFACE LIGHT SOURCE DEVICE

Enplas Corporation, Sait...

1. A light emitting device comprising:a light emitting element; and
a light flux controlling member configured to control a distribution of light emitted from the light emitting element, wherein:
the light flux controlling member includes:
an incidence surface composed of an internal surface of a recess formed on a rear side of the light flux controlling member to intersect a central axis of the light flux controlling member, the incidence surface being configured to allow incidence of the light emitted from the light emitting element,
an emission surface formed on a front side of the light flux controlling member to intersect the central axis, and configured to emit light incident on the incidence surface to outside of the light flux controlling member, and
a rear surface formed on the rear side of the light flux controlling member and extended in a radial direction from an opening edge part of the recess, the radial direction being a direction perpendicular to the central axis,
the light flux controlling member is disposed such that, in a cross section of the light emitting device including an optical axis of the light emitting element, light emitted at a minimum ?1=81° from a light emission center of the light emitting element is incident directly on the rear surface of the light flux controlling member from outside to enter the light flux controlling member, wherein ?1 is an angle of the light emitted from the light emission center as a base point with respect to the optical axis, the central axis of the light flux controlling member and the optical axis coinciding with each other, and
the emission surface is formed such that, in the cross section of the light emitting device including the optical axis of the light emitting element, a curve of a graph with an abscissa of ?1 and an ordinate of ?2 includes an inflection point, wherein the graph is obtained by plotting ?2 with respect to ?1 when ?1 is changed from 0° to 90°, ?2 being an angle between a line orthogonal to the optical axis and a tangent to the emission surface at a point P, the point P being an arrival point on the emission surface of light emitted from the light emission center of the light emitting element at angle ?1 with respect to the optical axis, a point of the emission surface corresponding to the inflection point existing between an outermost edge of the emission surface and the highest point of the emission surface.

US Pat. No. 10,794,565

DIELECTRIC COLLIMATOR WITH A REJECTING CENTER LENS

Signify Holding B.V., Ei...

1. A dielectric collimator comprising a center lens, the center lens comprising a light input surface and a light exit surface,the light exit surface being convex and substantially hemispherical, and
the light input surface comprising a central surface section forming a light transmitting portion of the center lens adapted for receiving incoming light and transmitting it to be emitted from the light exit surface, whereby the center lens serves as a normal refracting lens, and a peripherally extending, annular outer surface section being plane and adapted for redirecting incoming light in such a manner that the redirected light undergoes TIR at the light exit surface, whereby the center lens serves as a TIR reflecting lens, and is emitted back out of the light input surface.

US Pat. No. 10,794,564

BACK DOOR HANDLE DEVICE

TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD., ...

1. A back door handle device configured to be provided above a license plate of a back door of a vehicle and serve as both a license lamp configured to illuminate the license plate and a handle switch configured to unlock or lock the back door, the back door handle device comprising:a light emitting element that is configured to serve as a light source of the license lamp;
a switch that is configured to output a signal for unlocking or locking the back door;
a housing that houses the light emitting element and the switch; and
an outer cover that covers an outer side of the housing and includes an integrally molded article including:
a transparent portion formed of a material that transmits light emitted from the light emitting element; and
an elastic portion formed of a material having elasticity and covering an outer side of the transparent portion,
wherein the transparent portion includes a lens portion configured to extract light emitted from the light emitting element, and
wherein the elastic portion includes a switch cover portion that is a portion configured to be applied with a pushing force from an outside for outputting the signal from the switch.

US Pat. No. 10,794,563

ILLUMINATION DEVICE

Opple Lighting Co., Ltd.,...

1. An illumination device, comprising:a first lamp body;
a driving power supply component received in the first lamp body;
a connecting element assembled into the first lamp body, wherein the connecting element comprises a first connecting part;
a second lamp body connected to the connecting element that is rotatable with respect to the first lamp body, wherein the second lamp body comprises a second connecting part that is configured to connect the second lamp body with the connecting element, and the second connecting part is rotatable in a fixing groove disposed at a bottom of the first connecting part;
a light source component received in the second lamp body;
a second light distribution element received in the second lamp body that is configured to perform a secondary light distribution to a part of light emitted from the light source component;
a first light distribution element disposed on the first lamp body that is configured to perform a secondary light distribution to a second part of the light emitted from the light source component; and
a mounting part disposed inside the first lamp body, wherein the mounting part is provided with a first hole part connected with a second hole part, and an inner diameter of the second hole part is greater than an inner diameter of the first hole part.

US Pat. No. 10,794,562

VEHICLE OPTICAL SYSTEM AND VEHICLE LAMP USING THE SAME

SL Corporation, Daegu (K...

1. An optical system, comprising:a first lens having a first refractive index; and
a second lens disposed in front of the first lens, wherein the second lens has a concave incidence surface and a second refractive index,
wherein a curvature ratio between the first lens and the second lens is in a range of about 1.2 to 3.0, and
wherein the first refractive index of the first lens is greater than the second refractive index to increase an angular range of light that is received at the first lens and transmitted to the second lens to generate a beam with substantially parallel light rays.

US Pat. No. 10,794,561

VEHICLE LAMP

KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., ...

1. A vehicle lamp configured to selectively perform a low-beam irradiation and a high-beam irradiation, the vehicle lamp comprising:a projector lens;
a first light source disposed behind the projector lens and configured to emit light for forming a low-beam light distribution pattern;
a second light source disposed behind the projector lens and configured to emit light for forming an additional high-beam light distribution pattern; and
a metal base member on which the first light source and the second light source are disposed,
wherein the base member includes a first surface on which the first light source is disposed and a second surface on which the second light source is disposed,
wherein the second surface is an inclined surface inclined with respect to an optical axis of the projector lens such that an emission portion of the second light source disposed on the second surface faces obliquely forward and upward,
wherein a plurality of metal plate-shaped fins extending in a left-right direction of the lamp in length of the plurality of metal plate-shaped fins and an upper-lower direction of the lamp in width of the plurality of metal plate-shaped fins are arranged along a front-rear direction of the lamp in thickness of the plurality of metal plate-shaped fins on a first rear surface of the base member opposite to the first surface of the base member and a second rear surface of the base member opposite to the second surface of the base member,
wherein the second light source comprises a plurality of light emitting elements arranged in the left-right direction, and light emitted from the plurality of light emitting elements is incident on substantially the entire area of an incident surface of the projector lens,
wherein the plurality of metal plate-shaped fins include:
first metal plate-shaped fins protruding at edges of the first and second rear surfaces of the base member along the front-rear direction; and
second metal plate-shaped fins provided between the first metal plate-shaped fins along the front-rear direction and protruding from the first and second rear surfaces of the base member and
wherein a length of the first metal plate-shaped fins in the upper-lower direction of the lamp is longer than that of at least one of the second metal plate-shaped fins.

US Pat. No. 10,794,560

ILLUMINATION DEVICE

Tokyo Parts Industrial Co...

1. An illumination device, having:a case having an upper face opening and a lower face opening;
a lens body, which has an opening part on the lower side, and is fixed in the case;
a substrate, which is housed inside the lens body, and has an LED mounted on an upper surface thereof;
a stopper member, which is mounted on the inside of the lens body, and which supports the lower surface of the substrate; and
two lead wires, which are connected to the LED via the substrate, and which are led out of the case through the stopper member,
wherein: the case has a lead wire retainer on each of two mutually opposite outer surfaces;
the lens body has an illuminating part protruding upward;
the illuminating part protrudes to the outside of the case from the upper face opening; and
the two lead wires are retained by one of the two lead wire retainers.

US Pat. No. 10,794,559

VEHICLE LAMP AND VEHICLE HAVING THE SAME

KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., ...

1. A vehicle lamp comprising:a light source configured to emit light that forms first and second light distribution patterns on a road surface; and
a projection lens having an optical axis extending in a front and rear direction and through which the light from the light source passes,
wherein the light source and the projection lens are adjustable between a first configuration having a first distance between the light source and the projection lens, and a second configuration having a second distance between the light source and the projection lens,
wherein the first distance and the second distance are different,
wherein the light source and the projection lens form the first light distribution pattern on the road surface at a first position in the first configuration,
wherein the light source and the projection lens form the second light distribution pattern on the road surface at a second position in the second configuration,
wherein the first light distribution pattern is closer to the vehicle lamp than the second light distribution pattern,
wherein the first light distribution pattern is more defocused than the second light distribution pattern in the second configuration,
wherein the first distance is less than the second distance,
wherein the light source comprises first and second light emitting elements arranged in parallel along a vertical direction that are configured to be individually turned on and off, and
wherein the first light emitting element is turned on and the second light emitting element is turned off in the first configuration, and the first light emitting element is turned off and the second light emitting element is turned on in the second configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,794,558

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE

NICHIA CORPORATION, Anan...

1. A light emitting device comprising:a substrate;
a plurality of light emitting elements mounted on the substrate;
a plurality of wavelength conversion members, each containing phosphor particles and being disposed on a respective one of the light emitting elements, wherein a concentration of the phosphor particles in the wavelength conversion members located at both end portions of the substrate is lower than a concentration of the phosphor particles in the wavelength conversion members located at a central portion of the substrate; and
a plurality of light reflecting members disposed between adjacent ones of the wavelength conversion members to reflect light emitted from the light emitting elements;
wherein the wavelength conversion members and the light reflecting members are included in a collective body that has a curved upper surface having a concave shape.

US Pat. No. 10,794,557

DAYLIGHTING PANEL

BASF SE, (DE)

1. Daylight illumination system comprising a light transport tube (801) for horizontal integration into a building or vehicle, the light transport tube having a front end and a rear end, wherein the rear end is sealed, the inner walls including the rear end are equipped with a reflecting layer (808), and a side wall contains one or more openings each of which is sealed with a luminaire (807),characterized in that the reflecting layer (808) provides a reflectivity, averaged over all angles of incidence, polarizations and wavelengths from the visible range, of 96.5% or more, and the open front end is suitable for attaching to the inner side of a flat transparent facade element (800) of the building or wall element of the vehicle while in a horizontal position, or the front end is sealed to a transparent front plate (800) configured for integration into the building's façade or vehicle wall without protruding outwardly from the building's façade or vehicle wall and wherein the flat transparent façade element or wall element or front plate is oriented essentially parallel to the façade or wall.

US Pat. No. 10,794,556

ELECTRONIC LIGHTING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

1. An electronic lighting device for simulating a candle, comprising:an outer shell having a shape to resemble a candle;
a flame sheet including an upper section that is shaped to resemble a flame, the flame sheet having a magnetic element coupled thereto;
a core positioned inside the outer shell, the core including a top section that comprises a top collar having a through hole, the upper section of the flame sheet protruding above the top section of the core, the top collar formed as a step-like structure including a plurality of steps, each step forming a substantially concentric structure with respect to other step or steps positioned around the through hole, wherein a first radial extent of a first step that is positioned closer to the through hole is smaller than a second radial extent of a second step that is positioned further away from the through hole compared to the first step;
one or more light-emitting elements oriented at inclined angles with respect to the flame sheet and positioned to project light onto the upper portion of the flame sheet to simulate a candle flame;
a magnetic coil positioned within the core below the through hole of the core; and
a control circuitry comprising electronic components to control an operation of the one or more light emitting elements, the control circuitry further configured to supply an electric current that energizes the magnetic coil to produce a magnetic field that interacts with, and causes a movement of, the magnetic element to simulate an appearance of a real flame movement.

US Pat. No. 10,794,555

LED-BASED EMERGENCY LIGHTING EQUIPMENT AND METHODOLOGY

Hubbell Incorporated, Sh...

1. An emergency lighting system comprising:an AC-DC switch mode power converter;
a brown-out detection circuit for detecting a change in AC voltage and determining a brown-out state by reference to preset threshold values;
a rechargeable battery;
a charger circuit for charging said battery and operatively coupled to said AC-DC switch mode power converter;
at least one LED lighting source powered by said battery upon determination of said brown-out state; and
a microprocessor powered by said battery and executing a pulse charging algorithm to selectively change said battery power consumption levels and control said charger circuit for selectively charging said battery;
wherein said preset threshold values include a threshold voltage level and an internal brown-out threshold value, said AC voltage has a first nominal input voltage value or a second nominal input voltage value, and said brown-out detection circuit includes
a voltage sensing circuit sensing said AC voltage, said voltage sensing circuit including an output outputting a reference direct current (DC) voltage proportional said AC voltage,
a first circuit responsive to said output of said voltage sensing circuit, said first circuit including a first output outputting a first voltage value when said AC voltage is below said threshold voltage level and a second voltage value when said AC voltage is above said threshold level, and
a second circuit responsive to said first output of said first circuit, said second circuit including a second output outputting a second control signal indicative of said determination of said brown-out state based on said first or second voltage value output of said first circuit and said internal brown-out threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,794,554

MODULAR VAPOR-TIGHT LIGHT FIXTURE

MAXLITE, INC., West Cald...

1. A modular vapor-tight light fixture comprising:a first vapor-tight light module having:
a first channel housing having a first back panel;
a first lens secured to said first channel housing opposite said first back panel;
a first plurality of solid state light generating elements arranged between said first lens and said first channel housing;
a first end cap secured to a first end of said first channel housing; and,
a second end cap secured to a second end of said first channel housing,
wherein, said first channel housing including first and second rails on said first back panel which define respectively first and second mounting channels;
a second vapor-tight light module having:
a second channel housing having a second back panel;
a second lens secured to said second channel housing opposite said second back panel;
a second plurality of solid state light generating elements arranged between said second lens and said second channel housing;
a third end cap secured to a first end of said second channel housing; and,
a fourth end cap secured to a second end of said second channel housing,
wherein, said second channel housing including third and fourth rails on said second back panel which define respectively third and fourth mounting channels; and,a coupling for connecting said first and second vapor-tight light modules, said coupling having first, second, third, and fourth mounting strip portions configured such that, with said first end cap of said first vapor-tight light module being adjacent to said third end cap of said second vapor-tight light module, said first and second mounting strip portions are simultaneously received respectively in said first and second mounting channels at a first location along said first vapor-tight light module with said third and fourth mounting strip portions being simultaneously received respectively in said third and fourth mounting channels at a second location along said second vapor-tight light module,wherein at least one first connection wiring port is defined in said first back panel between the first and second rails in proximity to said first end, and at least one second connection wiring port is defined in said second back panel between the third and fourth rails in proximity to said third end, wherein, said coupling having a generally inverted U-shape with a top and first and second sides extending downwardly therefrom, and, wherein, with said coupling connecting said first and second vapor-tight light modules, said top is spaced from said first and second back panels to define a clearance to allow wiring to extend through said coupling between said at least one first connection wiring port and said at least one second connection wiring port, said top extending continuously between said first and second locations and across said first and third ends, wherein said clearance being open between said top and said first back panel adjacent said first location, and said clearance being open between said top and said back panel adjacent said second location.

US Pat. No. 10,794,553

FLEXIBLE LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE INCLUDING CONDUCTIVE FIBER

DAEGU GYEONGBUK INSTITUTE...

1. A flexible light-emitting device comprising:a light-emitting complex medium including a polymer matrix, and a nano light-emitting material dispersed therein, the light-emitting complex medium generating light via application of an electric field thereto;
a plurality of first fiber electrodes extending in a first direction and disposed within the light-emitting complex medium, wherein the plurality of first fiber electrodes are arranged along a first imaginary plane and are spaced apart from each other, wherein a first voltage is applied to the plurality of first fiber electrodes; and
a plurality of second fiber electrodes extending in the first direction and disposed within the light-emitting complex medium, wherein the plurality of first fiber electrodes are alternated with the plurality of second fiber electrodes, wherein a second voltage different from the first voltage is applied to the plurality of second fiber electrodes.

US Pat. No. 10,794,552

ILLUMINATING FLEXIBLE FLAT CABLE

DAYU OPTOELECTRONICS CO.,...

1. An illuminating flexible flat cable, comprising:a plurality of first cables, wherein each of said first cables comprises an electric conductive member and a light guiding member covering said electric conductive member, wherein one of said first cables is power first cable and said electric conductive member of said power first cable is adapted for being electrically connected with a first power source;
a plurality of light sources arranged corresponding to said plurality of first cables, wherein light emitted from said plurality of light sources is guided into said plurality of first cables and transmitted in said light guiding members while at least a portion of the light is projected through said light guiding members;
a first controller electrically connected with said plurality of light sources to control light emission of said plurality of light sources, wherein said first controller is electrically connected with said electric conductive member of said power first cable adapted for utilizing the first power source to supply power for said first controller and said plurality of light sources;
a first connector coupled with one end of each of said first cables and arranged adjacent to said first controller; and
a second connector coupled with another end of each of said first cables.

US Pat. No. 10,794,551

LIGHT SYSTEM AND METHOD OF POWERING THE SAME

CLARK EQUIPMENT COMPANY, ...

1. A light system comprising:a plurality of light towers including a first light tower and a second light tower, each of the first light tower and the second light tower comprising:
a light source operable to illuminate an area adjacent the respective one of the plurality of light towers;
a rechargeable battery operable to provide electrical power to the light source;
a control system programmed to control the flow of power to and from the rechargeable battery;
a power/network cord electrically connecting the first light tower to the second light tower;
a power source selectively operable to provide electrical power; and
a power recharge cord arranged to electrically connect the first light tower to the power source, the power recharge cord operable to provide electrical power from the power source to the first light tower and from the first light tower to the second light tower via the power/network cord,
wherein each control system is programmed to selectively activate the power source to initiate a recharge cycle for the respective rechargeable battery.

US Pat. No. 10,794,550

MULTI-DIRECTIONAL FLASHLIGHT

TRIPLELITE LLC, Ramona, ...

1. A lighting apparatus having a variable field of illumination comprising:a housing having a light housing disposed adjacent an axial end of the housing, wherein the light housing comprises an open end having a length as measured between opposed side edges of the open end that is greater than a width as measured between opposed upper and lower edges of the open end;
a transparent cover connected with the light housing open end; and
more than one light emitting elements disposed in the light housing, wherein one or more of the light emitting elements is placed at a center position between the light housing opposed side edges to direct light outwardly therefrom in a frontward direction, wherein one or more of the light emitting elements are placed away from the center position and near each of the light housing side edges to direct light in different sideward directions outwardly from the light housing, and wherein the lighting apparatus emits a field of illumination of at least 180 degrees as measured relative to an axis running parallel to the housing and through a center of the light housing.

US Pat. No. 10,794,549

MULTI-DIRECTIONAL LIGHT ASSEMBLY

TRIPLELITE LLC, Ramona, ...

1. A light assembly comprising:a housing comprising having an opening at an end of the housing and comprising more than one light emitting elements disposed therein, wherein the opening has a length extending between opposed opening side edges, has and a width that extends between opposed opening upper and lower edges, and wherein the opening length is sized greater than the opening width;
a transparent cover configured for fitment with the housing opening;
wherein at least one of the light emitting elements is positioned near a center of the housing opening to provide a frontward field of illumination emitting outwardly from the housing, and wherein one or more light emitting elements are positioned away from the center and near each side edge to provide sideward fields of illumination that emit light outwardly from the housing at a different angle than the frontward field of illumination to provide a multi-directional field of illumination outwardly from the housing that is greater than 90 degrees.

US Pat. No. 10,794,548

MULTI ORIENTED, POWER SOURCE AGNOSTIC REPLACEMENT FOR LIGHTING ASSEMBLY

SignlightsLED, LLC, Ande...

1. A lighting system for a sign comprising:a lighting assembly having a support structure, a cavity defined in the support structure, and an LED strip carried by said support structure;
an end cap assembly including a fixed cap and a rotatable cap attached to an end of the support structure;
an electrical connector included in said end cap engaging a light holder socket, wherein said light holder socket is connected to an external power supply and in electrical communication with said electrical connector;
a driver disposed in the cavity and in electrical communications with the LED strip and said electrical connector of said end cap;
wherein said lighting assembly is rotatable relative to said light holder socket and said driver is powered through said light holder socket.

US Pat. No. 10,794,547

DOWNLIGHT APPARATUS WITH REPLACEABLE RIM MODULE

XIAMENT ECO LIGHTING CO. ...

1. A downlight apparatus, comprising:an optoelectronic module, comprising a light source module, a back housing, and a front housing, wherein the light source module is disposed between the back housing and the front housing, and the light source driving board comprises LED modules and a driver; and
a rim module, having a central opening configured to accommodate the optoelectronic module;
wherein the central opening of the rim module comprises a circular inner flange, and when the optoelectronic module is inserted into the central opening of the rim module, the circular inner flange rests against and covers the peripheral of the front housing by engaging a tubular wall of the circular inner flange with a corresponding external surface of the front housing, and another type of the rim module with the same size of the circular inner flange is replaceable for constructing products for different standards.

US Pat. No. 10,794,546

LIGHT BULB APPARATUS

XIAMEN ECO LIGHTING CO. L...

1. A light bulb apparatus comprising:a plurality of LED modules;
a substrate comprising for mounting the plurality of LED modules, a first connection end and a second connection end, the first connection end and the second connection end being electrically connected to the plurality of LED modules;
a driver circuit board;
a wireless controller coupled the driver circuit board for connecting to an external device;
a lamp cap with a first electrode and a second electrode, wherein the first electrode is insulated from the second electrode, the driver circuit board is connected to the first electrode and the second electrode, the driver circuit board has pins plugging in the second connection end, the second connection end is disposed on the backside of the substrate, wherein the substrate is a metal disk with an insulation layer for installing a plug component with the second connection end at the back side of the substrate and with the LED modules at the front side of the substrate, wherein the driver plate is inserted into a groove of a plastic piece so as to align the pins plugging in the second connection end.

US Pat. No. 10,794,545

LED LIGHT BULB WITH SEGMENTED LED FILAMENT

ZHEJIANG SUPER LIGHTING E...

1. An LED light bulb, consisting of:a bulb shell, including a layer of luminescent material integrally formed in the material of the bulb shell;
a bulb base, connected with the bulb shell;
a stem with a stand extending to a center of the bulb shell, disposed in the bulb shell;
a flexible LED filament disposed in the bulb shell, at least a half of the flexible LED filament is around a center axis of the LED light bulb, where the center axis of the LED light bulb is coaxial with the axis of the stand, the flexible LED filament comprising:
a plurality of LED sections, each of the LED sections include at least two LED chips, and the LED chips in each of the LED sections are electrically connected to each other through a wire;
a plurality of conductive sections, located between two adjacent LED sections and electrically connected with the two adjacent LED sections, where the conductive section comprises a wavy convex structure, encirclingly disposed on a surface of the conductive section along the axial direction of the flexible LED filament;
two conductive electrodes, disposed on the flexible LED filament correspondingly and electrically connected to each of the LED sections;
a light conversion layer, covering the LED sections, the conductive sections and at least a part of each of the two conductive electrodes, such that each of the two electrodes is partially exposed respectively; and
two conductive supports, each of the two conductive supports connected with the stem and the flexible LED filament;
a driving circuit, electrically connected with both the two conductive supports and the bulb base; and
a plurality of supporting arms respectively comprising two ends, an end of each of the supporting arm is connected to the stem and another end of each of the supporting arm is connected to the flexible LED filament;
wherein anodes of LED sections are electrically connected together to serve as a first positive electrode P1 and/or a second positive electrode P2 of the flexible LED filament, cathodes of LED section serve as a first negative electrode N1 and/or a second negative electrode N2, respectively, where the positive electrode P1 and/or the second positive electrode P2, the first negative electrode N1 and/or the second negative electrode N2 are separately electrically connected to the driving circuit through the conductive supports.

US Pat. No. 10,794,544

LED LAMP

Consumer Lighting (US), L...

1. A LED lamp, comprising:a heat dissipating base;
an envelope with a bottom end coupled with the base, the envelope defining an interior between the base and the envelope;
a printed circuit board which is disposed in the interior, the printed circuit board being suitable for mounting a plurality of LED chips wherein:
the printed circuit board comprises a unitary sheet of flexible material which is shaped along a long axis into a linearly-extended, annular hollow structure comprising a plurality of flat, rectangular sides with a first end extended into the base, and
a mounting surface area of the printed circuit board is configured with a mounting area for the LED chips which is determined to dissipate the heat from the LED chips;
a thermally conductive supporting member which mechanically and thermally couples the first end of the printed circuit board with the base; and
the plurality of LED chips which are mounted on the printed circuit board in a plurality of columns distributed along the flat, rectangular sides, each column having two or more LED chips, wherein the plurality of LED chips are distributed substantially evenly both around an annular aspect and along the long axis of the printed circuit board;
wherein the annular unitary printed circuit board, the mounting area of the printed circuit board, the thermally conductive supporting member, the distribution of the LED chips, and the heat dissipating base provide for heat conduction from the LED lamp via the base, and
the printed circuit board, heat dissipating base, and thermally conductive supporting member function together to dissipate heat: (i) in lieu of a dedicated heat sink positioned on the printed circuit board and proximate to the LED chips;
and (ii) in lieu of an interior heat conducting gas.

US Pat. No. 10,794,543

SUBSTRATE FOR LED PACKAGING, LED PACKAGE, AND LED BULB

1. A substrate for LED packaging, wherein said substrate is shaped in a strip, at least one end of said substrate has an electrode lead-out wire, said electrode lead-out wire is connected with said substrate by connective components and/or connective materials; and said substrate has at least one strip-shaped opening disposed along the lengthwise direction of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,794,542

HIGH PRESSURE TANK STRUCTURE

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

1. A high pressure tank structure comprising:a high pressure tank configured to store a fluid on an inside of a resin-made liner covered with a reinforced layer, said tank having a cylindrical trunk section and two dome-like sections that are respectively formed on opposite sides of the trunk section in an axial direction;
a pair of pressure relief devices configured to reduce an internal pressure of the high pressure tank when heated to a certain activating temperature, with a respective one of said pressure relief devices disposed on each of the dome-like sections; and
a heat-resistant plate integrally attached to the high pressure tank and disposed facing the reinforced layer, the heat-resistant plate comprising a base portion which is configured to be positioned on a bottom surface side of the tank when mounted in a mounting body;
wherein the heat-resistant plate is attached to the tank in at least two places.

US Pat. No. 10,794,541

APPARATUS FOR FLEXIBLE, PROGRAMMED, CONTROLLED TRANSFER OF LIQUIDS IN MULTI-TANK SYSTEMS

CleanWorld, Gold River (...

1. A multi-tank liquid transfer system, the system comprising:a plurality of tanks storing at least one liquid medium and each having at least one tank output and at least one tank input; and
a plurality of skids coupled with the plurality of tanks, wherein each of the skids comprise:
a frame;
a pump having a pump input and a pump output;
a suction manifold coupled to the pump input and including at least one suction crossover port and a plurality of suction input ports that are each coupled to the tank output of one of the tanks; and
a pressure manifold coupled to the pump output and including at least one pressure crossover port and a plurality of pressure output ports that are each coupled to the tank input of one of the tanks;wherein the suction manifolds of each of the skids are coupled together via the suction crossover ports of one or more of the skids and the pressure manifolds of each of the skids are coupled together via the pressure crossover ports of one or more of the one or more of the skids.

US Pat. No. 10,794,540

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR APPLYING A FLUID TO AN OBJECT SURFACE

Marco Systemanalyse und E...

1. An apparatus for applying a fluid to an object surface, said apparatus comprising:a metering valve that is connectable to a fluid source and that is configured to open and close in response to control signals;
an actuator for moving the metering valve relative to the object surface in at least one spatial direction; and
an electronic control device that is in signal communication with the metering valve and the actuator and that is configured to move the metering valve along a predefined metering path and to open it once or a multiple of times within the metering path for a fluid dispensing,
wherein the electronic control device comprises means for a time synchronization of the movement of the actuator and of the opening and closing of the metering valve,
wherein the electronic control device comprises an actuator control device associated with the actuator and a metering valve control device associated with the metering valve that generate or receive respective single time signals; and wherein the electronic control device comprises a control computer superordinated to the actuator control device and the metering valve control device and that is configured to synchronize the single time signals,
wherein the superordinated control computer is configured to output a start signal for a simultaneous start of respective control programs in the actuator control device and in the metering valve control device after the synchronization of the single time signals, and
wherein the superordinated control computer is configured to leave the sequence of the control programs in the actuator control device and in the metering valve control device substantially uninfluenced after the output of the start signal.

US Pat. No. 10,794,539

SYSTEMS AND PROCESSES FOR RECOVERING A VAPOR FROM A VESSEL

SOFEC, INC., Houston, TX...

1. A system for recovering a gas from a vessel, comprising:a buoy floating in water, the buoy comprising a fluid swivel assembly coupled to the buoy, wherein the fluid swivel assembly comprises a first swivel section rotatably coupled to a second swivel section;
a first liquid transfer conduit;
a first gas transfer conduit;
a second liquid transfer conduit; and
a second gas transfer conduit, wherein:
the first swivel section and the second swivel section are configured to maintain fluid communication between the first liquid transfer conduit and the second liquid transfer conduit,
the first swivel section and the second swivel section are configured to maintain fluid communication between the first gas transfer conduit and the second gas transfer conduit,
the first gas transfer conduit and the second gas transfer conduit are configured to convey a gas from the vessel to a first pipeline end manifold in fluid communication with a gas transfer pipeline disposed at a first subsea location, and
the first liquid transfer conduit and the second liquid transfer conduit are configured to convey a liquid from a second pipeline end manifold in fluid communication with a liquid pipeline disposed at a second subsea location to the vessel.

US Pat. No. 10,794,538

PROCESS FOR REFILLING A GAS TANK AND GAS SUPPLY SYSTEM

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

1. A process for filling a gas tank made from a gas tank material with gas, the process comprising the steps:a) setting a nominal gas filling rate such that the gas tank is substantially completely filled within a predetermined filling time from a predetermined initial gas pressure value,
b) determining, assuming hot case tank conditions, a maximum mass-averaged gas filling temperature that will be reached at an end of a filling process, when filling the gas tank for the predetermined filling time with the nominal gas filling rate,
c) selecting a target gas filling temperature not greater than the maximum mass-averaged gas filling temperature,
d) cooling the gas to be supplied to the gas tank to the target gas filling temperature,
e) starting supply of gas to the gas tank,
f) determining an actual mass-averaged gas filling temperature of the gas supplied to the gas tank,
g) estimating an end-of-fill gas pressure from the actual mass-averaged gas filling temperature assuming cold case tank conditions, and
h) terminating the supply of gas to the gas tank when an actual pressure of the gas tank is equal to a lower of the end-of-fill gas pressure and a maximum final fill pressure.

US Pat. No. 10,794,537

SYSTEM FOR FILLING LPG VEHICLE WITH LPG USING AUXILIARY BOMBE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A system for filling a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) vehicle with an LPG fuel using an auxiliary bombe, the system comprising:a main bombe and the auxiliary bombe mounted in the LPG vehicle;
a fuel transfer line connected between the main bombe and the auxiliary bombe;
a first solenoid valve mounted on the fuel transfer line so as be openable or closable;
an heater mounted in the auxiliary bombe to increase a temperature in the auxiliary bombe while raising an internal pressure in the auxiliary bombe to retransfer the LPG fuel that was transferred from the main bombe to the auxiliary bombe back to the main bombe along the fuel transfer line; and
a controller that is configured to control opening or closing of the first solenoid valve.

US Pat. No. 10,794,536

VACUUM ACQUISITION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

CRYOGENIC FUELS INC., Su...

1. A system for acquiring a vacuum level in a space of a container, comprising:at least one roughing pump;
a turbo pump;
a cryogenic pump;
a vacuum manifold, wherein each of the at least one roughing pump, the turbo pump, and the cryogenic pump are fluidly coupled to the vacuum manifold by conduit, and wherein the vacuum manifold is fluidly coupled to the space of the container; and
a controller configured to control operations of the at least one roughing pump, the turbo pump, and the cryogenic pump, wherein the controller is configured to:
control the at least one roughing pump to evacuate the space;
initiate supplying a gas into the space to purge the space;
control the turbo pump to further evacuate the space; and
control the cryogenic pump to condense air in the space and remove water vapor from the air, wherein
the controller is further configured to operate each pump for a predetermined period of time and to determine a vacuum level of the space after each predetermined period of time for each of the roughing pump, the turbo pump, and the cryogenic pump;
an oven in which the container is placed during a vacuum acquisition process.

US Pat. No. 10,794,535

HIGH PRESSURE TANK

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

1. A high pressure tank comprising:a resin liner configured to be capable of containing a fluid;
a reinforced layer covering an outer surface of the liner; and
a cap including a supply/discharge hole configured to supply and discharge the fluid to and from the liner, wherein:
the cap includes a cylindrical protrusion having the supply/discharge hole formed therein; and
the high pressure tank further comprises:
a barrier layer covering an outer surface of the reinforced layer to block all or at least part of the fluid, the barrier layer including an opening configured to expose the protrusion, the barrier layer and the reinforced layer being formed by different materials from each other; and
an isolation wall member configured to accommodate the protrusion and the opening of the barrier layer in a closed space.

US Pat. No. 10,794,534

FILL TUBE

1. A fill tube apparatus for a vehicle tank hindered by obstructive vehicle components, wherein the fill tube apparatus comprises:an inner tube funnel element surrounded by an outer tube element,
wherein, dimensions of the outer tube element and the inner tube element are configured to integrate with a vehicle tank that is at least partially obstructed by one or more vehicle component;
wherein the inner tube funnel element comprises an inner wall portion, a mouth opening portion, a hollow shaft portion, a hollow stem portion, and a stem opening portion,
wherein the inner tube funnel element is configured with a hollow shaft portion connected to a hollow stem portion,
wherein the hollow shaft portion comprises a mouth opening portion with a first diameter BC and a stem-funnel intersection portion with a second diameter WX that is shorter than the first diameter BC and any other diameter within the hollow shaft portion,
wherein a decreasing diameter of the inner wall portion from the mouth opening portion to the stem-funnel intersection portion results in a gradual inward slope from the mouth opening portion to the hollow stem portion,
wherein an angle of the gradual inward slope is configured to generate a continuous flow of liquids with varying viscosities that flow against the gradual inward slope based on a low resistance of the angle of the gradual inward slope;
wherein the gradual inward slope seamlessly transitions into a stem inner wall portion WF that is perpendicular to the second diameter WX,
wherein the stem inner wall portion WF has a stem length that extends from the stem funnel intersection to the stem opening portion,
wherein the mouth opening portion is between 1 inch and 1.25 inch in diameter,
wherein the outer tube element comprises an outer wall portion comprising a base portion, a grip portion, a valley portion, and a threaded stem portion,
wherein the grip portion comprises a texturized imprint,
wherein the texturized imprint is an angled diagonal line indented within the grip portion of the outer wall portion, wherein a direction of the angled diagonal line enhances a grip of the fill tube apparatus based on a user hand dominance,
wherein the threaded stem portion comprises threaded grooves configured to interlock with a vehicle fill tank that is at least partially obstructed by one or more vehicle component,
wherein an O-ring element mounted onto a horizontal flat surface of a fifth sloped cylindrical portion of the fill tube apparatus,
wherein the O-ring element interfaces with a surface of the vehicle tank,
wherein an interface between the O-ring element and the vehicle tank is a tight seal that inhibits seepage from the interface.

US Pat. No. 10,794,533

VARIABLE-GEOMETRY MOUNTING BRACKET FOR A DIN RAIL

Phoenix Contact Developme...

1. A mounting bracket for attaching a component housing to a mounting rail, the mounting bracket comprising:a mounting clip and a base, the mounting clip comprising an attachment portion that attaches the component housing to the mounting clip;
the base comprising a first side, an opposite second side, and a latch on the second side, the latch being capable of attaching the base to the mounting rail;
the mounting clip being rotatably attached to the base on the first side of the base, the mounting clip being rotatable about an axis and axially movable with respect to the base parallel with the axis towards and away from the first side of the base, the mounting clip axially movable between a disengaged position spaced from the base and an engaged position adjacent to the base;
the mounting clip when in the disengaged position being rotatable about the axis to selectively orient the mounting clip in a selected angular position with respect to the base, the mounting clip when in the disengaged position being axially movable to the engaged position while maintaining the mounting clip in the selected angular position;
when the mounting clip is in the engaged position, the mounting clip and the base cooperatively resist rotation of the mounting clip to maintain the mounting clip in the selected angular position; and
the mounting clip comprising an “L” shaped bracket, the bracket comprising a first wall facing the base and a second wall extending transversely from the first wall, the second wall comprising the attachment portion of the mounting clip.

US Pat. No. 10,794,532

HYDRAULIC TRIPOD

Colorado Tripod Company, ...

1. A hydraulic tripod comprising:a head member having an article attachment member;
at least one hydraulic cylinder having an internal volume and at least one cylinder port extending through the at least one hydraulic cylinder, wherein the at least one cylinder port allows access to the internal volume;
an input device adjoined to the head member and in connection with the at least one hydraulic cylinder,
at least one leg having a leg proximal end, a leg distal end, and a central leg axis extending a length of the at least one leg, wherein the at least one leg is hingedly adjoined to the head member;
at least one leg section arranged within the at least one leg, the at least one leg section having a section proximal end, a section distal end, and a central leg section axis extending a length of the at least one leg section, wherein the central leg section axis is offset from the central leg axis;
a hose channel existing between an internal surface of the at least one leg and an external surface of the at least one leg section;
at least one slave cartridge having at least one piston port in fluid connection with the at least one cylinder port;
a hose adjoined to the at least one cylinder port and the at least one piston port;
at least one brake pad attached to the at least one slave cartridge; and,
a first mode of operation configured to enable a user to manually engage the input device to manipulate a characteristic of the at least one hydraulic cylinder in fluid connection to the at least one slave cartridge thereby moving the at least one brake pad away from the at least one leg section.

US Pat. No. 10,794,531

TRIPOD FOOT

The Vitec Group PLC, Ric...

1. A leg with a foot, the foot having a base portion, a stretchable handle made from a resilient material, and a rigid, securing member centrally deployed with respect to the handle, the handle being pivotally attached to the base portion at a first end and including a gripping portion at a second end, the gripping portion shaped for a person to grip between their finger and thumb, the handle being movable between a first position in which the foot is removable from the leg and a second position in which an end of the securing member closest to the base portion is secured within a securing recess in a leg portion whereby the foot is secured to the leg, wherein the securing member has a leg receiving recess for receiving an edge of the leg, the securing member pivotable on the edge when the handle is in the first position, wherein the securing member extends away from the gripping portion of the handle and is attached within a securing member receiving aperture of the handle, in a direction distal to the end of the securing member which is secured in use to the securing recess.

US Pat. No. 10,794,530

ROTATING MODULE

SYNCMOLD ENTERPRISE CORP....

1. A rotating module being disposed on an upright and connected to a holder for supporting a display, the rotating module comprising:at least one rubbing element including at least one arcuate arm and a connecting portion, wherein the arcuate arm forms a pivoting space, an opening being connected to the pivoting space, and an inner surface adjacent to the pivoting space, wherein the connecting portion is connected to the upright; and
a mandrel including a pivoting part and at least one fixing part, wherein the pivoting part passes through the arcuate arm and contacts with the inner surface, and the at least one fixing part is connected to the holder;
wherein the pivoting part of the mandrel and the arcuate arm are assembled with interference fit for the display pivotably stopping at any angle;
wherein a tilt angle of the display is capable of being changed by a force applied to the display when an extending direction of the mandrel is perpendicular to the upright, and the display stops at any tilt angle with respect to the upright when the force is removed; wherein a swivel angle of the display is capable of being changed by a force applied to the display when the extending direction of the mandrel is parallel to the upright, and the display stops at any swivel angle with respect to the upright when the force is removed.

US Pat. No. 10,794,529

GAS CYLINDER QUICK RELEASE DEVICE

1. A device comprising:an upper bearing plate;
a lower annular collar arranged below the upper bearing plate on an axis common to the upper bearing plate and the lower annular collar; and
a handle which is mounted to move between a first position and a second position, wherein movement of the handle from the first position to the second position imparts axial displacement of the upper bearing plate and the lower annular collar away from each other along the axis;
wherein the lower annular collar moves downward along the axis when the lower annular collar is axially displaced away from the upper bearing plate.

US Pat. No. 10,794,528

INSULATION PRODUCT WITH INWARD CURLING CLOSURE FLAP

Johns Manville, Denver, ...

1. A method of manufacturing a laminate, the method comprising:providing an inner layer comprising a foil or metallized polymeric sheet material, the inner layer comprising:
a length,
a width,
a first face, and
a second face, wherein the length and width form an area that define the first face and the second face;
positioning an outer layer such that the outer layer is coextensive with the second face, wherein the outer layer comprises a polymeric sheet material, and wherein the outer layer comprises a closure flap;
positioning an intermediate layer between the inner layer and the outer layer, wherein the intermediate layer provides reinforcement for the laminate;
compressing the inner layer, the intermediate layer, and the outer layer together using a plurality of rollers to form a single multilayered laminate;
applying a first tension to the inner layer and the intermediate layer as the inner layer and the intermediate layer enter an opposing pair of the plurality of rollers and applying a second tension to the outer layer that is less than the first tension as the outer layer enters the opposing pair of the plurality of rollers; and
maintaining the first tension and the second tension during lamination of the inner layer, the intermediate layer, and the outer layer.

US Pat. No. 10,794,526

SOUND ABSORBER FOR VACUUM GRIPPERS

DEUTSCHES INSTITUT FUR LE...

1. A sound absorber comprising a housing with an inlet, at least one outlet being open to the environment, which is formed by at least one through hole of at least one elastic tube of the housing, wherein the elastic tube is open at both of its ends, its terminal openings are covered by the housing and at least one of its ends is mounted shiftably at the housing, and wherein the inlet is connectable with an exhaust gas line of a suction gripper.

US Pat. No. 10,794,525

FLUID TRANSFER ASSEMBLY

SAINT-GOBAIN PERFORMANCE ...

1. A leak-proof fluid transfer assembly comprising:a thermoplastic tube;
a thermoset tube;
a connector coupling the thermoplastic tube and the thermoset tube, wherein the connector comprises a plurality of barbs adapted to grip an inner diameter of the thermoplastic tube,
wherein the fluid transfer assembly is adapted to maintain a substantially leak-proof fluid connection between the thermoplastic tube and the thermoset tube after autoclave sterilization, wherein at least one of the plurality of barbs includes one or more bumps, and wherein the connector comprises a first coupling structure on an outer diameter of the thermoplastic tube and a second coupling structure on an outer diameter of the thermoset tube, wherein at least one of the first coupling structure of the second coupling structure comprises polyvinylidene difluoride (PFDF).

US Pat. No. 10,794,524

PIPE COUPLING ASSEMBLY

Keith R. Bunn, Sr., Gran...

1. A pipe coupling assembly comprising:a socket comprising:
a sleeve portion including an exterior surface and an interior surface defining an interior of the socket;
a rim defining an opening into the interior of the sleeve portion;
a rim sealing surface surrounding the rim, the rim sealing surface adapted to form a liquid-tight seal wherein the rim is angled inward toward the opening; and
at least one socket sealing surface disposed in the interior surface of the sleeve portion and adapted to form a liquid-tight seal; and
a locking ring adapted to receive the socket, the locking ring comprising a first end and a second end connected by a body portion having an interior surface, the first end having a flange adapted to engage and compress the rim sealing surface when the locking ring is mounted and locked onto the socket wherein the compressed rim sealing surface and the at least one socket sealing surface provide at least two liquid-tight seals around an end portion of a pipe inserted into the socket.

US Pat. No. 10,794,523

LASER INDUCED SEALING OF CONCENTRICALLY LAYERED MATERIALS

WilMarc Holdings, LLC, F...

1. A connection comprising:a first conduit having opposing first conduit external and internal surfaces, said first conduit internal surface defining a first conduit passageway;
a second conduit concentrically disposed about said first conduit, said second conduit having opposing second conduit external and internal surfaces, said second conduit internal surface defining a second conduit passageway;
said first and second conduits formed from corresponding first and second materials selected from the group consisting of: a thermoplastic elastomer, polypropylene, polypropylene derivatives, polyethylene, polyethylene derivatives, polyolefin elastomer, polyvinylidene fluoride, polycarbonate, and acrylonitrile butadiene styrene; and
a seal between said first and second conduits, said seal formed from fused first and second materials;
wherein said seal provides a fluid-tight engagement between said first and second conduits; and
wherein said seal forms a recess which inwardly extends from said second conduit external surface.

US Pat. No. 10,794,522

FLEXIBLE DOUBLE WALLED HOSE CONNECTION

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A fluid system comprising:a plurality of conduits configured to transport a fluid;
a first conduit including;
a rigid first ferrule having an outer portion and an inner portion;
a rigid second ferrule having an outer portion an inner portion;
a flexible inner hose, configured to receive the fluid, having 1) a first end disposed between a first surface on the inner portion of the first ferrule and a first inner swage ring wherein the first inner swage ring is swaged to secure the first end of the flexible inner hose to the first ferrule and 2) a second end disposed between a first surface on the inner portion of the second ferrule and a second inner swage ring wherein the second inner swage ring is swaged to secure the second end of the flexible inner hose to the second ferrule; and
a flexible outer wall, surrounding the flexible inner hose; the first inner swage ring and the second inner swage ring, having 1) a first end disposed between a second surface on the outer portion of the first ferrule and a first outer swage ring and 2) a second end disposed between a second surface on the outer portion of the second ferrule and a second outer swage ring, wherein the flexible outer wall comprises:
a first flexible outer hose, wherein the first outer swage ring is swaged to secure the first flexible outer hose to the first ferrule;
a rigid support sleeve; wherein the rigid support sleeve surrounds the flexible inner hose between the first inner swage ring and the second inner swage ring; and
a second flexible outer hose, wherein the rigid support sleeve is disposed between the first flexible outer hose and the second flexible outer hose, and wherein the second outer swage ring is swaged to secure the second flexible outer hose to the second ferrule.

US Pat. No. 10,794,521

FAUCET WITH INTEGRATED PUSH-TO-CONNECT FITTING

Reliance Worldwide Corpor...

1. A valve assembly comprising:a body having a first end and a second end, the body including:
a connector portion positioned at the first end;
a nozzle portion positioned at the second end, the nozzle portion defining a fluid outlet; and
an intermediate portion connecting the connector portion to the nozzle portion;
wherein the connector portion includes:
an inner peripheral wall having a first exterior surface, the inner peripheral wall including a first portion and a second portion, the first exterior surface having a first outer diameter in the first portion and a second outer diameter in the second portion greater than the first outer diameter such that an interface between the first portion and the second portion defines a stepped profile along the first exterior surface, wherein the second portion has a crimped end that defines a fluid inlet proximate the first end; and
an outer peripheral wall extending from the inner peripheral wall toward the first end and at least partly around the crimped end of the second portion of the inner peripheral wall, the outer peripheral wall having a second exterior surface with a third outer diameter greater than the second outer diameter such that a space is formed between the second portion of the inner peripheral wall and the outer peripheral wall; and
wherein the connector portion, the intermediate portion, and the nozzle portion cooperatively define a fluid flow path extending from the fluid inlet to the fluid outlet;
a seal disposed within the second portion of the inner peripheral wall and positioned in the stepped profile at the interface between the first portion and the second portion;
a push-to-connect fitting disposed within the second portion of the inner peripheral wall and extending through the fluid inlet, wherein the push-to-connect fitting is held within the inner peripheral wall by the crimped end of the second portion of the inner peripheral wall; and
a stopper assembly coupled to the body along the intermediate portion, the stopper assembly configured to facilitate selectively restricting a flow of fluid along the fluid flow path.

US Pat. No. 10,794,520

FLUID SUPPLY APPARATUS

TATSUNO CORPORATION, Tok...

1. A fluid supply apparatus for transporting fluid from a hydrogen dispenser while measuring and controlling a flow rate of the fluid, the fluid apparatus comprising:a hose introduced from the hydrogen dispenser and having a nozzle at an end thereof; and
a signal line along the hose, wherein said signal line is detachable and includes a detachable portion as a separable portion, the detachable portion being provided with a locking mechanism which includes:
a signal line holding member having a first convex portion mounted thereto; and
a lock releasing member having a second convex portion mounted thereto for facilitating the release of the detachable portion of the locking mechanism by contacting the first convex portion.

US Pat. No. 10,794,519

ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURED GAS DISTRIBUTION MANIFOLD

Lam Research Corporation,...

1. An apparatus comprising:a manifold constructed by additive manufacturing, the manifold including:
a mixing chamber; and
portions of a plurality of flow paths, each flow path including:
a first fluid flow component interface including a first fluid flow component interface inlet and a first fluid flow component interface outlet;
a second fluid flow component interface including a second fluid flow component interface inlet and a second fluid flow component interface outlet;
a first tubular passage fluidically connecting the mixing chamber with the first fluid flow component interface outlet of that flow path; and
a second tubular passage fluidically connecting the first fluid flow component interface inlet of that flow path with the second fluid flow component interface outlet of that flow path, wherein:
each first tubular passage has a first inner diameter and a first outer diameter,
each second tubular passage has a second inner diameter and a second outer diameter,
the first fluid flow component interface, the second fluid flow component interface, the first tubular passage, and the second tubular passage of each flow path are a unitary body,
each first fluid component interface is fluidically interposed between the first tubular passage of that flow path and the second tubular passage of that flow path, and
for at least one flow path, the second tubular passage has one or more bends with a bend radius less than ten times the second outside diameter of the second tubular passage.

US Pat. No. 10,794,518

PROFILE CLAMP HAVING SEALING ELEMENT

NORMA Germany GmbH, Main...

1. Profile clamp comprising a clamp band having two tensioning jaws which are connected to one another via a tensioning device, wherein the clamp band has two band halves which are flexibly connected to one another via a connecting portion, and wherein an annular sealing element is arranged in the clamp band, which sealing element has an outer circumferential surface, wherein the sealing element has at least one clip element, wherein the at least one clip element encompasses the clamp band adjacent to the connecting portion, wherein at least one lug is provided on a radially inner edge, which at least one lug extends substantially in an axial direction.

US Pat. No. 10,794,517

SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR EXPANSION COUPLING FOR PIPES WITH SHEATHED GROOVES

NORTH AMERICAN PIPE CORPO...

1. A pipe system, comprising:a coupling having an axis, axial ends, an interior and an axial-facing portion in the interior;
at least two pipes configured to be inserted into different axial ends of the coupling and secured therein with retainers, the axial-facing portion of the coupling is configured to substantially remain in contact with only one of the pipes, and another one of the pipes does not axially abut, either directly or indirectly, any axial-facing portion of the coupling in the installed position other than through a respective retaining ring, such that said another one of the pipes only radially abuts the coupling with respect to the axis; and
each pipe comprises a pipe retainer groove, a band groove axially adjacent to and radially shallower than the pipe retainer groove, and a band configured to be mounted in and axially movable relative to the band groove.

US Pat. No. 10,794,516

ASSEMBLY FOR CONNECTING A LINE

1. An assembly for connecting a line, comprising:a connector for detachable connection of a line,
a line that can be connected to the connector,
an intermediate element for connection to the connector and the line,
a groove in a radially outer surface of the line;
wherein the intermediate element is secured on the line in such a manner that it separates the line and the connector from one another when both the line and the intermediate element are positioned at least partially around the connector
further wherein, a portion of the intermediate element is defined along a radially inner portion of the line and the intermediate element has a ridge defined along the groove on the radially outer surface of the line;
further wherein, the intermediate element penetrates the line in a radial direction.

US Pat. No. 10,794,515

VALVE OR PIPE DISCHARGE WITH VELOCITY REDUCTION DISCHARGE PLATE

1. A discharge for a fluid system comprising an inlet and an outlet in which a fluid flows from the discharge inlet to the discharge outlet, the discharge inlet having a inlet cross-sectional area, the discharge outlet having a plate, the plate having a plurality of radially extending ribs, the radially extending ribs being equiangularly spaced about a center axis of the plate, the radially extending ribs defining a plurality of radially extending slots between the equiangularly spaced apart ribs, the radially extending ribs being dimensioned such that a sum of an area of all of the radially extending slots is greater than the discharge inlet cross-sectional area, the fluid flowing through the plate slots from the discharge outlet and having a discharge coefficient of greater than 0.4.

US Pat. No. 10,794,514

SECURITY BLOW OUT PROOF VALVE ASSEMBLY

The Ford Meter Box Compan...

1. A valve assembly comprising:a valve member having a passage disposed there through;
a valve body that contains the valve member;
wherein the valve body has a first side and a second side;
wherein the valve member located in the valve body is selectively movable relative to the valve body;
wherein movement of the valve member to a first location positions the passage of the valve member in fluid communication with both the first side and the second side of the valve body;
wherein movement of the valve member to a second location positions the passage of the valve member so the passage is not in fluid communication with both the first side and the second side of the valve body;
a valve stem that engages the valve member and is movable therewith;
wherein the valve stem includes an at least one surface;
a head located on the valve stem and is selectively movable therewith;
wherein the head is movable relative to the valve stem such that the head is selectively engagable with the at least one surface of the valve stem;
wherein when the head is engaged with the at least one surface of the valve stem movement of the head moves the valve stem such that the valve stem moves the valve member between the first and second locations within the valve body;
wherein when the head is not engaged with the at least one surface of the valve stem, movement of the head is relative to the valve stem and the valve stem does not move the valve member;
a lock that selectively engages the valve stem;
wherein when the lock is engaged to the valve stem the lock limits movement of the head to the extent that the head cannot engage the at least one surface on the valve stem which prevents the head from moving the valve stem to move the valve member;
wherein when the lock is not engaged to the valve stem the lock does not limit movement of the head such that the head is selectively engageable with the at least one surface on the valve stem such that movement of the head moves the valve stem such that the valve stem moves the valve member; and
a detent located adjacent the head;
wherein the head includes a first cavity, a second cavity, and a third cavity such that the detent is sized to be selectively received in the first cavity, the second cavity, and the third cavity;
wherein when the detent is located in the first cavity, the head is held such that the valve member is positioned at the first location within the valve body;
wherein when the detent is located in the second cavity, the head is held such that the valve member is positioned at the second location within the valve body; and
wherein when the detent is located in the third cavity, the head is movable such that the valve member is movable between the first and second locations within the valve body.

US Pat. No. 10,794,513

OVERLOAD PROTECTION VALVE

Loon LLC, Mountain View,...

1. A system comprising an overload protection valve, the valve including:an outer housing having an end wall;
a cam arranged at least partially within the outer housing, wherein the cam includes a plurality of grooves on an interior surface of the cam;
an inner slide including a side wall, a shelf area, an internal barrier, an inlet and an outlet, each of the inlet and outlet including an opening through the side wall, the inlet and the outlet being separated by the internal barrier; and
an overload spring arranged between the end wall and the shelf area configured to define a load on the valve which will cause the valve to open, and wherein the cam is configured such that when the valve is closed, applying the load on the valve will cause the cam to rotate in order to allow the openings of the inlet and outlet to be in fluid communication with one another and open the valve.

US Pat. No. 10,794,512

ELECTRICALLY-DRIVEN FLOW RATE CONTROL VALVE

Kobe Steel, Ltd., Hyogo ...

1. An electrically-driven flow rate control valve comprising:a casing including a first fluid chamber, a second fluid chamber, a fluid-chamber communication port for causing the first fluid chamber and the second fluid chamber to communicate with each other, and a cylinder portion, wherein a reception port capable of receiving a fluid from an outside of the casing into the first fluid chamber and a discharge port capable of discharging the fluid from the second fluid chamber to the outside of the casing are formed on the casing;
an electric motor;
a main valve body which is stored in the cylinder portion so as to be movable between a main-valve-body open position and a main-valve-body sealing position along a predetermined axial direction, forms a back pressure chamber which the fluid can enter into/exit from between the main valve body and the cylinder portion, and includes a main-valve-body distal end portion capable of sealing the fluid-chamber communication port and a main-valve-body base end portion facing the back pressure chamber on an opposite side of the main-valve-body distal end portion in the axial direction, wherein the main-valve-body distal end portion opens the fluid-chamber communication port, thereby permitting communication of the fluid between the first fluid chamber and the second fluid chamber when the main valve body is arranged at the main-valve-body open position, and the main-valve-body distal end portion seals the fluid-chamber communication port, thereby shutting off the communication of the fluid between the first fluid chamber and the second fluid chamber when the main valve body is arranged at the main-valve-body sealing position;
a communication path capable of causing the first fluid chamber the back pressure chamber to communicate with each other;
a flow-rate regulating mechanism, which is arranged in the communication path, and regulates a flow rate of the fluid so as to reduce the flow rate of the fluid flowing from the first fluid chamber toward the back pressure chamber; and
a sub valve body, which is stored in the back pressure chamber, includes a sub-valve-body flow path communicating with the outside of the casing and a sub-valve-body communication port causing the back pressure chamber and the sub-valve-body flow path to communicate with each other, receives a driving force generated by the electric motor, thereby being capable of relatively moving along the axial direction with respect to the main valve body between a sub-valve-body open position and a sub-valve-body sealing position, opens the sub-valve-body communication port, thereby permitting the fluid in the back pressure chamber to be discharged via the sub-valve-body flow path to the outside of the casing when the sub valve body is arranged at the sub-valve-body open position, and seals the sub-valve-body communication port, thereby shutting off the communication of the fluid between the back pressure chamber and the sub-valve-body flow path when the sub valve body is arranged at the sub-valve-body sealing position,
wherein the main valve body has such a shape as satisfying a relationship of AS

US Pat. No. 10,794,511

PRESSURE INDEPENDENT CONTROL VALVE WITH AN ELECTRONIC CONTROL SYSTEM

Griswold Controls, LLC, ...

1. A flow control valve comprising:a main valve having an inlet and an outlet, said main valve comprising:
a disk having an inlet side and an outlet side, and characterized by a longitudinal axis passing through the inlet side and the outlet side, said disk having an inlet aperture on the inlet side, and an outlet aperture on the outlet side, and a bore extending from the inlet aperture to the outlet aperture;
a closing element disposed in opposition to the inlet aperture and translatable into and out of occlusive relationship with the inlet aperture, with said inlet aperture serving as a seating element for the closing element; and
an operating chamber disposed within the bore, with a diaphragm comprising a first portion of the operating chamber and supporting the closing element, said diaphragm being extensible toward the inlet aperture; and
a pilot valve disposed within the disk, with a high-pressure inlet open to the inlet side of disk, said high pressure inlet in fluid communication, through the pilot valve, with the operating chamber, said pilot valve being operable to control flow of fluid from the inlet side of the disk to the operating chamber;
wherein the disk further comprises a cylindrical main body defining the bore, a first plate disposed over the inlet side of the valve, a second plate proximate the outlet aperture and comprising a second portion of the operating chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,794,510

ELECTROHYDRAULIC COUNTERBALANCE AND PRESSURE RELIEF VALVE

Sun Hydraulics, LLC, Sar...

1. A valve comprising:a housing having a pilot port on an exterior peripheral surface of the housing;
a piston axially movable within a sleeve disposed in the housing, wherein the sleeve defines a first port and a second port, and wherein the piston defines a cavity therein;
a pilot pin received at, and axially movable in, the cavity of the piston, wherein the piston forms a pilot seat at which the pilot pin is seated when the valve is in a closed state; and
a solenoid actuator comprising a solenoid coil, an armature, and a solenoid spring, wherein the solenoid spring applies a biasing force on the pilot pin in a distal direction to seat the pilot pin at the pilot seat,
wherein when pressurized fluid is received at the first port, the pressurized fluid applies a first force on the pilot pin in a proximal direction opposite the distal direction, and when a pilot pressure fluid signal is received through the pilot port of the housing, the pilot pressure fluid signal applies a second force on the pilot pin in the proximal direction, such that when the first force and the second force overcome the biasing force of the solenoid spring, the pilot pin moves axially in the proximal direction off the pilot seat, thereby causing the piston to follow the pilot pin in the proximal direction allowing flow from the first port to the second port, and
wherein when an electric signal is provided to the solenoid coil, the armature applies a third force on the solenoid spring in the proximal direction, thereby reducing the biasing force that the solenoid spring applies on the pilot pin.