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Mechanical locking system for floor panels

Floor panels are shown, which are provided with a vertical locking system on short edges comprising a displaceable tongue that is displaced in one direction into a tongue groove during vertical displacement of two panels.. . ...

12/25/14 / #the invention relates to a support mount (10) for a windscreen wiper, said mount (10) comprising a body of longitudinal principal orientation (x), said body comprising first means designed to receive a curving vertebra (20) and second means designed to hold a deflector (30) of said wiper, characterized in that said second means comprise notches (50) making it easier for said vertebra to curve.
12/25/14 / #the invention relates to a support fitting (10) for a windscreen wiper, the said fitting (10) comprising a body with a longitudinal direction of extension (x), the said body comprising first means which are designed to receive a bending vertebra (20) and second means which define an open lower receptacle (13) for receipt of an upper heel for fitting of a wiping blade of the wiper, characterized in that the said second means comprise recesses (52) which facilitate the bending of the said vertebra (20).
12/25/14 / #the invention also relates to a windscreen wiper comprising such a mount (10).

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12/25/14 / #hybrid elastic cable comprising at least one elastic filament yarn (1) and at least one resistant filament yarn (2), the elastic filament yarn (1), at a maximum rate of elongation of the cable, is found to be wound in a helix around the resistant filament yarn (2) with a specific number of turns per linear metre of the cable ranging between nse−15% and nse+15%, nse being determined based on the following formula:

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12/25/14 / #a workpiece carrier assembly (11) including a workpiece carrier (12), said workpiece carrier assembly (11) being supported on a workpiece carrier support (1) for horizontal movement in a first direction in parallel with a horizontal z axis;

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12/25/14 / #a first tool carrier (21), supported on a tool carrier support (2) for horizontal movement in a second direction, said first tool carrier (21) being displaceable in said second direction between an operative position in which said first tool carrier (21) is facing said workpiece carrier assembly (11), and an inoperative position in which said first tool carrier (21) is not facing the workpiece carrier assembly (11).

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12/25/14 / #20140373507

Rocket engine with optimized fuel supply

A rocket engine comprises a prechamber and a combustion chamber, two respective feed pipes of the engine, and two turbopumps. The engine is a staged combustion engine. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373506

Reverse scissor thrist reverser for a turbine engine

A turbine engine system includes a nacelle and a thrust reverser. The nacelle includes a first portion and a second portion that are arranged along an axis. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373505

Multi-engine power plant having an emergency fluid injection system, and an aircraft

A power plant (10) having a first and second turboshaft engines (11, 16) and an emergency system (20) for injecting fluid into said engines (11, 16). First and second pressurization pipes (26, 28) connect a tank (21) to each gas generator of the engines. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373504

Gas turbine having an exhaust gas diffuser and supporting fins

A gas turbine having an exhaust gas diffuser connected to a turbine unit is provided, wherein the gas diffuser channel of the gas diffuser is delimited on the outside by a channel wall and has a plurality of hollow supporting fins extending inward for fastening a radial bearing of the gas turbine, wherein at least one blow-off line for blow-off air having at least one pipeline ends at the outlet side on the exhaust gas diffuser and the end of the exhaust gas diffuser on the inlet side is connected to a compressor of the gas turbine. In order to at least partially compensate for incorrect incident flow of the supporting fins, more particularly in partial load operation, the supporting fins have a hub on the inner end thereof, the axial end of said hub having additional openings for blowing out the blow-off air in the diffuser channel.. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373503

Method of finishing a blade

An automated technique for finishing gas turbine engine blades or vanes by generating a bespoke tooling path for each blade or vane. The bespoke tooling path is generated by scanning the aerofoil surface to generate a 3-d electronic representation of the surface. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373502

Hybrid elastic cable and process for manufacturing such a cable

The elastic filament yarn (1) moreover being also twisted about itself with a specific number of distinct turns about itself per linear metre of the cable ranging between nse and 3×nse, the distinct turns about itself of the elastic filament yarn (1) being wound in the opposite direction from that of the said helix.. . ...

12/25/14 / #20140373501

Crop processing and/or conveying element for a forage chopper

A crop processing and/or conveying element for a forage chopper has a body that can be mounted on a carrier that can be set in rotation and is furnished with a hard material layer that comes into contact with crop during operation. The hard material layer is connected in a form-fitting manner to the body.. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373500

Transfer pan and pickup assembly

A pickup for a combine-towed baler. In one embodiment, crop material such as the residue or material other than grain (mog) from the back of the combine is directly projected toward a target on a baler collection device. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373499

Door prop in a lawn mower

A mower for cutting grass includes a platform with a motor located thereon. A door on the platform has a first position blocking a discharge and a second door position away from the discharge. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373498

System for controlling mower drive wheels

A zero-turn-radius mower includes a chassis, a pair of drive wheels for supporting the chassis above a ground surface, an engine, and a pair of transmissions or other drive mechanism for driving the drive wheels. A manually-moveable brake lever enables an operator to selectively brake the drive wheels and a manually-moveable bypass lever enables the operator to selectively engage bypass functions of the transmissions. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373497

Robotic lawnmower

A lift detection arrangement (100, 200) in a robotic lawnmower for detecting a lift of a body (110, 210) relative a chassis (105, 205) of the robotic lawnmower is provided. The lift detection arrangement (100, 200) comprises a connection between the chassis (105, 205) and the body (110, 220). ...

12/25/14 / #20140373496

Harvesting machine comprising a servo-control means for the lifting height of a work tool

The present invention relates to a harvesting machine with an arm comprising a first part articulated to a chassis and a second part connected to the first part and carrying a work tool, with first and second devices used for adjusting a distance between the work tool and the chassis, between minimum and maximum values, and for displacing the work tool vertically between a work position and a raised position above the ground, and with servo-control means for positioning at least one of these first and second devices in accordance with a control setpoint which determines a target height of the work tool relative to the ground. According to the invention, the servo-control means makes it possible to raise the work tool to a height substantially equal to this target height, from two transverse positions located at a distance from the chassis between the minimum and maximum values.. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373495

Air filter, filter element and filter housing of an air filter

An air filter (10) includes an openable filter housing (12) and a filter element (18). The filter housing (12) includes an inlet (26) and an outlet. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373494

Air filter and inlet tube assembly

A filter assembly and filter element are provided. The filter assembly includes a housing with a filter element disposed therein. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373493

Attachable air filter for an air vent register

An attachable air vent filter assembly for attachment to an air vent register of a hvac system is disclosed comprising a filter housing having sidewalls and an open top, and the sidewalls being adapted to fit over the vent register. A removable filter carried within the housing having a filter medium for filtering air exiting from the vent register, and at least one air exit opening in the top of the housing for delivering air filtered by the filter medium directly into the interior space.. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373492

Dynamic particle separator

A dynamic particle separator is described for cyclone separation of sand from a gas stream in connection with petroleum related production of oil and gas, where the separator comprises a housing (14) containing as cyclone tank (4) that is equipped with an upper inlet opening (1) for the gas stream and an upper and a lower outlet opening (2,12) for export of gas and particles, respectively, from the tank (4). The cyclone tank (4) is formed, at least in an internal area around the inlet opening (1), with an upper and downwardly directed conical shape (4a) that increases in diameter, and where the upper conical shape (4a) thereafter has a transition into an inverse, lower conical shape (4b) that converges towards the lower outlet opening (12),. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373491

Diesel fuel and urea tank air breather filter

Provided is a filter that filters air flowing from the filter to a downstream component, while preventing fluid from flowing from the filter to the downstream component and preventing a substance, such as urea or fuel, entering the filter from the downstream component from degrading the filter element in the filter. The filter includes a filter element having an interior surface defining an inner chamber and a standpipe extending through the inner chamber and terminating at a point that allows air that flows from outside the filter element through the filter element and into the inner chamber to flow into the standpipe and out of the filter, while preventing fluid flowing from the opposite direction through the standpipe from entering the filter element.. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373490

Cyclone separator

A cyclone separator has a cyclone arrangement with individual cyclones each provided with a cell tube and guide device. The guide device causes a gas stream passing through the cell tube to rotate. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373489

Modular pulse jet fabric filter

A modular design for large pulse jet fabric filters (pjff) is divided into similar compartments, which are each “shop-fabricated” in quarter sections prior to delivery to the power plant site. The quarter sections of the compartments are modular and sized so that they can be fabricated at a shop located away from the power plant site and transported by truck over public roads to the power plant site. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373488

Method and apparatus for changing a strip of sealed bag precursors in to open bags

Methods for changing a strip of sealed bag precursors in to open bags are disclosed. The apparatus used in the method is referred to as a transforming machine and includes a separation station and may include a perforation station and a piercing station. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373487

Methods of transporting decarbonated liquid

A method of transporting a decarbonated beer base liquid may comprise packaging said decarbonated beer in package having a non-rigid wall defining an internal orifice wherein said decarbonated beer base liquid is hermetically sealed in said internal orifice. The method may further comprise stacking said packages in a geometrically efficient manner based on a flat-sided geometry of said package, and transporting said stacked packages. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373486

Carton, carton blank and method of forming a loaded carton

A carton for packaging articles comprising a first plurality of walls including a top wall, base wall, first side wall and second side wall forming a first tubular structure, each end of the first tubular structure being at least partially closed by one or more end closure panels, wherein the carton comprises an end pull device for withdrawing the carton from a display apparatus wherein the end pull device comprises a first recess struck from an end of the first side wall panel whereby facilitating access to an edge of a first end closure panel.. . ...

12/25/14 / #20140373485

Oxygen-absorbing resin composition and oxygen-absorbing multilayer body using same, and molded article and medical container using these

Provided is a novel oxygen-absorbing resin composition having excellent oxygen-absorbing performance and suppressing odor generation after absorption of oxygen even if a material responsive to a metal detector is not used. Further provided is an oxygen-absorbing resin composition having excellent oxygen-absorbing performance in a wide range of humidity conditions from low humidity to high humidity. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373484

Corona treated polyethylene films

A process for improving the sealing characteristics of corona treated polyolefin films through the use of a stabilizer system comprising i) 1,3,5-tris(4-tert-butyl-3-hydroxy-2,6-dimethyl benzyl)-1,3,5-triazine-2,4,6-(1h,3h,5h)-trione (cas registry number 040601-76-1) and ii) an organic phosphite or phosphonite.. . ...

12/25/14 / #20140373483

Packaging method and apparatus

An apparatus for wrapping a stack of objects vertical side faces and a horizontal top face has a unit for wrapping a film wrapper around the stack such that respective sections of the wrapper extend upward from each of the side faces. A first welder welds ends the film wrapper together at one of the side faces of the stack. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373482

Universal adaptor and methods for installing fenestration products

A universal adaptor may be used to secure a fenestration product to a structure having an opening. The universal adaptor may include an adaptor piece sized to be received on each periphery portion of the opening.. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373481

Lattice girder structure using innovative multiple joints for roof covering purposes

Roof truss system comprising tie rods, struts, knee rafters, and innovative connection joints to cover buildings, especially suitable for being implemented by plastic materials.. . ...

12/25/14 / #20140373480

Mechanical locking system for floor panels

Floor panels are shown, which are provided with a vertical locking system on short edges including a displaceable tongue that is displaced in one direction into a tongue groove during vertical displacement of two panels. Building panels provided with a locking system for vertical locking of a first and a second building panel by a vertical displacement of the panels relative each other, a displaceable tongue is in a sidewardly open displacement groove provided at an edge of a first panel, said tongue cooperates with a tongue groove provided at an adjacent edge of a second panel for locking the edge and the adjacent edge vertically.. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373479

Adjustable locator retaining wall block and mold apparatus

A system of retaining wall blocks, a method of assembling a retaining wall block assembly, and a mold for manufacturing retaining wall blocks having adjustable engagement configurations.. . ...

12/25/14 / #20140373477

Device for correction inconsistencies in walls or ceilings

Inconsistencies in walls or ceilings are formed when the walls and/or ceiling are out of level or square. This device compensates for the inconsistencies in walls and ceilings by providing a level and/or square surface to which wallboard or backer board may be attached.. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373476

Surface

The present invention relates to apparatus, methods and kits for reducing an impact from a fall and/or increasing the cushioning properties of a surface. Particularly, although not exclusively, the present invention relates to apparatus for reducing impact of a fall onto and/or increasing cushioning of a surface, wherein the apparatus comprises a first upper layer and a second layer, wherein the second layer is resilient and comprises at least one foam element and at least one inset region. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373475

Attachment assembly

An attachment assembly includes a molding, a support member, and a clip. The molding assembly includes a molding body and a molding protrusion extending from the molding body. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373474

Exterior finish system

Disclosed is an exterior finish system for building structures that includes a water pervious adhesive for securing an insulation layer to a water resistive barrier applied to a building wall substrate. Also disclosed is a building structure such as a building column or wall that includes the finish system and a method of using the finish system to assemble a building structure such as a column or wall.. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373473

Floor underlayment having self-sealing vapor barrier

A flooring material having a textile pad substructure with a density of greater than 10 pounds per cubic foot is provided. The textile pad has reinforcement and binding fibers. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373472

Floating sub-flooring system

A floating sub-floor system includes panel assemblies in which each panel assembly includes a surface panel and a base panel. A bottom side of the base panel includes a vent channel system which provides passageways for moisture to evaporate and/or flow under the sub-floor. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373471

Column assembly for use in building foundation systems and methods of assembling same

A column assembly for use in a building foundation system is described herein. The column assembly includes a height adjustment assembly for use in adjusting an overall length of the column assembly. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373470

Trim bead and stucco system including same

A trim bead for a building wall incorporates an outwardly extending flange portion to provide a mechanical key for a layer of exterior finishing coatings, such as stucco coatings. The trim bead may be used in stucco systems for exterior building walls that employ continuous thermal insulation over the building wall substrate.. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373469

Aboveground safety shelter

A mobile aboveground safety shelter to provide protection from dangerous events such as storms, tornadoes and similar occurrences is provided. The shelter includes a pallet and a room connected to the pallet. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373468

Expansion bracket, system, and method

An expansion bracket absorbs movement of a wall stud to prevent damage to a wall covering attached to the wall stud. The expansion bracket can include a main body having a main body flange, formed of a deformable material, and having a wall stud attachment end configured to attach to the wall stud via a wall stud attachment element. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373467

Roofing membranes with expandable graphite as flame retardant

A roofing membrane comprising at least one layer of a cured rubber and expandable graphite dispersed within the cured rubber.. . ...

12/25/14 / #20140373466

Shell extension for natural draft cooling tower

A system for increasing a cooling capacity of a cooling tower includes a shell extension and a tensioner. The shell extension is to extend a height of the cooling tower. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373465

Window reveal systems and methods

A window reveal kit can include a window, a first connector, and at least one reveal trim. The window has an outer side, an inner side, and a frame portion about a perimeter of the window. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373464

Movable channel reinforcement apparatus for window assemblies

Channel reinforcements configured to move between open and closed location along with a window sash are described herein. The channel reinforcements may provide reinforcement to window jambs proximate the latch bolts that extend into jamb channels in the window jambs. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373463

Support structures and methods of mounting loads on roofs

The invention provides a system for installing a roof penetrating structure to a metal roof, the system comprising: a) a rail and closure structure adapted to be supported by adjacent rib elevations of said roof; b) a skylight adapted to be supported on the rail and closure structure; and c) a support member for sealing a cut away portion of the rib structure to divert water away from the rail and closure structure.. . ...

12/25/14 / #20140373462

Prefabricated staircase and finishing arrangement and installation method therefor

A staircase of skeletal form is prefabricated and is provided with prefabricated decorative cladding finishing plates for the treads, the risers and the stringer boards, the plates being pre-drilled for ease of assembly, a plurality of finishing plates can be preassembled, or factory assembled, together before installation over a portion of the prefabricated staircase, and the installation method thereof.. . ...

12/25/14 / #20140373461

Post installation systems

Systems and methods relating to post or pole installation wherein a post-attachable member with outward projections is fastened to a post or pole prior to installation.. . ...

12/25/14 / #20140373460

Building system for skyscrapers

A building system for skyscrapers includes a plurality of first building stories, a second building story located above the first building stories, and a plurality of third building stories located above the second building story. The second building story has a plurality of horizontal steel beams, a plurality of first vertical steel columns and a plurality of second vertical steel columns. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373459

Modular construction block

A modular construction block comprises a masonry block shell including first and second opposing side walls, and an intermediate cross-web formed between the side walls. Each of the first and second side walls comprises first and second opposing end edges, a relatively thin wall section extending from the cross-web to the first end edge, and a relatively thick wall section extending from the cross-web to the second end edge. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373458

Liquid-metal-embrittlement resistant superabrasive compacts

A superabrasive compact (e.g., a polycrystalline diamond compact) including a substrate and at least one feature for reducing the susceptibility of the substrate to liquid metal embrittlement during brazing operations is disclosed. The superabrasive compact may include a region between the substrate and a superabrasive table in which residual tensile stresses are located. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373457

Sealing systems and associated devices for sealing loading dock doors and the like

Systems, devices and components for the sealing of doors, including overhead doors at loading docks, and associated methods of manufacture and use are disclosed herein. A door sealing system configured in accordance with one embodiment of the disclosure includes a seal extension having a body with a first edge and a second edge. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373456

Explosive breach training system

An explosive breach training system comprising a frame having a lock jamb with two opposing ends and an inner surface, two wide members connected to said opposing ends of said lock jamb, and a long member having ends connected to said wide members opposite of said lock jamb. The frame defines an interior space. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373455

Door for an appliance

A door includes a first door assembly, a second door assembly mounted to the first door assembly, a left hinge, and a right hinge. The first door assembly includes a first panel, a first brace, and a plurality of tabs that extend from the first brace. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373454

Power door opening/closing apparatus

A power door opening/closing apparatus includes: a first unit including the motor, a first unit case including the motor, a first transmission mechanism received in the first unit case, and a rotation sensor which is received within the first unit case, and which is one of electrical components; and a second unit which includes a second unit case connected to the first unit case by a fixing member, a second transmission mechanism rotatably received within the second unit case, and connected to the first transmission mechanism, and an output shaft connected to an output side of the second transmission mechanism, and arranged to transmit a rotation of the second transmission mechanism to the door, and which does not include an electrical component.. . ...

12/25/14 / #20140373453

Device for opening/closing wings in wing body vehicle

The present invention relates to a device for opening/closing wings in a wing body vehicle, and the device for opening/closing comprises: one pair of wings, which are installed so as to rotate with respect to a frame that is formed on an outer edge of a loading box; and the wing body vehicle comprising an opening/closing device for binding together lower ends of the wings and the frame, wherein the opening/closing device comprises a forward/reverse motor which is seated on the frame; an elevating plate, which is elevated and lowered vertically by driving the forward/reverse motor, for blocking a portion of lower end portions of the wings, a close button for elevating the elevating plate, and an open button for lowering the elevating plate. According to the present invention, an actuation button is operated when the wings are lowered thereby securely fixing the wings, and a user can solidly fix or release the wings by using the open button and the close button.. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373452

Lift and rotation mechanism for quick door-opening device

Disclosed is a lift and rotation mechanism for a quick door-opening device. The power-output end of a first motor of a lift component of the mechanism is connected to one end of a screw rod and the other end of the screw rod is connected to one end of a circular pipe; one end of a tubular body is provided with a connection component, with one end of a coupling component being connected to the connection component; the other end of the circular pipe is removably connected to a circular door by an annular connection; the output shaft of a second motor of a rotary component is removably connected to one end of a rotary shaft provided within a supporting seat removably connected to an end flange; and a circular disk is removably connected to the other end of the rotary shaft and is fixedly connected to the connection component.. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373451

Tilt-up door

A tilt-up door for a building having an opening, a pair of substantially vertically juxtaposed members, cam surfaces extending laterally from the vertical members at the upper portion and a door sized to span the opening. The door can be pivotally coupled to carriages arranged for vertical movement along the vertical members and can have cam followers extending laterally from the upper portion of the door to contact the cam surfaces. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373450

Latch mechanisms with rotating latch bolts and tilt window assemblies using same

An exemplary tilt latch mechanism including a latch bolt configured to rotate about a bolt axis to locate a portion of the latch bolt adjacent a portion of a latch, or jamb, channel for support is described herein. The latch bolt may include a foot portion configured to, e.g., distribute forces within the latch channel.. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373449

Pet door

A pet door connects to the door and to the door frame in both a closed and open position with an opening therein to allow the pet to leave and enter the residence at any time. The pet door also prevents the air-conditioned air from leaving the residence and insects and pests from entering while the door is in the open position.. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373448

Safety gate assembly

A safety gate is provided including a frame having two generally vertically extending pillars, each pillar having a substantially perpendicularly cross bar attached to it and extending horizontally at the bottom, and a hollow bar surrounding at least part of each cross bar. At least one of the cross bars is formed with an array of catches that cooperate with a uni-directional locking mechanism within the catched cross bar to permit linear motion of the catched cross bar within the surround bar in a single direction. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373447

Control system

The invention relates to a control system for driving a motorized closure element of a motor vehicle, wherein, in order to detect operator control events, at least one sensor control means and at least one elongate distance sensor which extends along a sensor extent are provided, wherein the sensor control means drives the associated distance sensor and/or evaluates the sensor signals from said distance sensor, and wherein the distance sensor detects a distance from a user. It is proposed that, with the control system installed, a vehicle component is arranged or can be arranged in or along the sensor extent, and that the distance sensor is designed such that it has a blind section in the region of the vehicle component, said blind section having no sensitivity or a lower level of sensitivity compared to that region of the distance sensor which adjoins the blind section.. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373446

Actuating method for adjusting a vehicle window adjustable by an actuating motor and actuating system for such a vehicle window

A servo system and an actuating method for adjusting a vehicle window that can be adjusted with a servomotor. For the sake of improved driving comfort, to permit adjustment of the vehicle window with a sensor, a measurement volume which adjoins the vehicle window in the passenger compartment of a vehicle is monitored for the presence of a body part of a vehicle occupant and/or the presence of a lighted cigarette. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373445

Rapid breeding of plants

Various embodiments disclosed herein include systems, methods, compositions, and products by process for rapid-breeding of plants. In certain embodiments, the systems and/or methods are at least partially automated.. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373444

Methods and apparatus for vertical hanging plant container

Methods and apparatus for vertical hanging plant container according to various aspects of the present invention comprise a container comprising a moisture impermeable reservoir and at least one breathable zone positioned above the reservoir. The reservoir may be disposed along a bottom section of the container to serve as a moisture storage region allowing moisture to be wicked upwards by the soil in the container. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373443

Plant cultivation bag structure

A plant cultivation bag structure, comprising: at least a thin main body, with its top portion provided with a hanging piece; and a plurality of bag bodies, arranged in partition on said thin main body, by means of thermal pressing, high frequency fusion, ultra-sonic fusion. Inside the bag body is provided with a receiving space, with its lower portion having at least a flow guiding hole. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373442

Method and means for improving plant productivity through enhancing insect pollination success in plant cultivation

The invention relates to the cultivation of insect (840) pollinated plants (710, 711) in a greenhouse (700, 701 and 802) environment. In more particular, the invention relates to a lighting device and a method of illumination designed to enhance insect pollination in plants, such as the tomato. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373441

Rotating disk atomizer with treatment fluid feed arrangement

A rotary atomizer is disclosed for the even distribution of a treatment fluid within a treatment chamber. The treatment fluid is delivered onto a rotating disk atomizer through multiple outlet ports. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373440

Leg support adapters having adjustable footpads for a tree stand and tree stands with adjustable footpads

The present invention is a leg support adapter for a tree stand comprising a hollow cylindrical body having a first able to receive a leg of a tree stand and the second end having an adapter positioned about perpendicular to said hollow body. The adapter has a central threaded aperture for receiving a threaded shaft having a handle on one end and a footpad affixed to the other end. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373439

Manually installed agricultural mulch, drip irrigation and row cover assembly

An agricultural system includes an irrigation system, a mulch system including mulch material, and indicia disposed on the mulch material for indicating locations on the mulch material. The indicia include burial indicia, conduit warning indicia and plant spacing indicia. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373438

Method for thinning fruit

The present invention relates to a method for thinning fruit by using the active substance metamitron and corresponding metamitron-containing fruit thinning formulations.. . ...

12/25/14 / #20140373437

Blossom thinning apparatus and method

What is provided is a thinning apparatus and method, comprising: a rod with a plurality of recesses spaced at multiple locations long its length and spaced at one or more positions around its perimeter, and an attachment end capable of removably attaching said rod to a handheld rotating power tool; and a plurality of flexible tubular members attached to said rod in said recesses; said rod is capable of being rotated by said rotating power tool about said perimeter; said flexible tubular members are capable of being placed in contact with one or more blossoms or green fruit and removing said one or more blossoms or green fruit by said contact during said rotation; and said apparatus is capable of being handheld, including during said rotation and said removal, and being manually maneuvered to multiple angles with respect to said one or more blossoms or green fruit during said rotation.. . ...

12/25/14 / #20140373436

Reformed coal production equipment

Reformed coal production equipment includes: a combustion furnace (124) for generating heated gas (11); a dry distillation gas supply pipe (101) for supplying dry distillation gas (14) generated at a dry distillation device to the combustion furnace; a vapor generator (125) to which a portion of the heated gas generated at the combustion furnace is supplied and which generates waste heat gas (13) by subjecting the heated gas to heat exchange; and a discharge pipe (52), a waste heat gas delivery pipe (54), a mixed gas delivery pipe (55), a blower (126), a mixed gas supply pipe (56), a mixed gas branching pipe (102), a flow rate adjustment valve (103), and a mixed gas communication pipe (104) supplying, to the dry distillation gas supply pipe, the waste heat gas and low-temperature heated gas (12) formed by indirectly heating dried coal by the heated gas at the dry distillation device (121).. . ...

12/25/14 / #20140373435

Reformed coal production equipment, and method for controlling same

Reformed coal production equipment includes: a combustion furnace (124) generating heated gas; dry distillation gas supply pipe (101) supplying dry distillation gas (14) generated at the inner cylinder (122) of a dry distillation device (121) to the combustion furnace; vapor generator (125) to which a portion of the heated gas (11) generated at the combustion furnace is supplied and which generates waste heat gas (13) by subjecting the heated gas to heat exchange; and discharge pipe (52), waste heat gas delivery pipe (53), mixed gas delivery pipe (55), blower (126), mixed gas supply pipe (56), mixed gas branching pipe (102), flow rate adjustment valve (103), and mixed gas allocation pipe (105) which supply and allocate, to the aforementioned inner cylinder, the waste heat gas and low-temperature heated gas (12) generated by indirectly heating dried coal (2) by the heated gas within the outer cylinder (123) of the dry distillation device.. . ...

12/25/14 / #20140373434

System oil composition for crosshead diesel engine

The present invention relates to a system oil composition for crosshead diesel engines, the system oil composition having excellent heat resistance and being effective for improvement of fuel efficiency. More specifically, the present invention relates to a system oil composition for crosshead diesel engines in which the system oil composition includes a mineral oil and/or a synthetic oil as a base oil (a) and has a kinematic viscosity of at least 35 mm2/s at 50° c., a high-shear viscosity of at most 45 mpa·s at 50° c., and a high-shear viscosity of at least 15 mpa·s at 70° c.. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373433

Additive mixture for the bactericidal and anticorrosive additization of fuels

An additive mixture for fuels including a) at least one n-formal, b) at least one antioxidant and c) at least one corrosion inhibitor. The additive mixture ensures that the additized fuels and lubricants have biocidal and corrosion-inhibiting additization, especially when they include proportions of renewable raw materials, such as biodiesel, and when they are in contact with copper-containing surfaces.. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373432

Direct method of producing fatty acid esters from microbial biomass

A method of producing fatty acid esters in situ from microbial biomass such as algae is provided by treating microbial biomass with a solution containing an alcohol and at least one α-hydroxysulfonic acid. Fatty acid ester can be directly recovered from the treated microbial biomass. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373431

Mosquito coil and holder system

Disclosed are holders for supporting a burnable substrate such as a mosquito coil. They have an ash tray, a mounting post coupled to the ash tray and moveable between a storage position wherein both an outward part and an inward part of the mounting post are adjacent the ash tray and an erected position where the mounting post is suitable to support the burnable substrate, and a locking bracket linked to the ash tray which is suitable to retain the mounting post in the erected position when that is desired. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373430

Pest electrocution device

Pest electrocution device, suitable to be mounted in a pipe (2) or conduit, wherein the electrocution device comprises a ramp (30) hingely attached to a chassis (10), which chassis has means to be fastened to said pipe or conduit, where said chassis further comprises a chassis arm (11), and a tunnel element (20), which tunnel element is pivotably fastened to said chassis arm, and where the tunnel element in a first position extends to an upper end of said ramp, such that a pest travelling up the ramp can enter the tunnel element at a first end, where activating means are provided inside the tunnel element, which activation means activate at least three electrodes (70, 71, 72) by supplying electrical current to said electrodes arranged as separate floor plates in the tunnel, such that after activation and a predetermined period of time, the tunnel element pivots the first end downwards into a second position, in which second position the electrocuted pest slides out of the tunnel element, after which the tunnel element is pivoted back in its first position.. . ...

12/25/14 / #20140373429

Ice fishing equipment carrier

An ice fishing equipment carrier is provided that comprises a rectangular frame having an open interior and open upper, a sled lower surface, a set of shoulder straps, and an extendable handle. The rectangular frame is comprised of a pair of sidewalls, an open forward and rear wall, an open interior volume and an enclosed base. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373428

Fish hook having non-planar prongs

A fish hook includes a shaft having a first end, and a first plurality of prongs attached to the shaft a first distance from the first end. The fish hook also includes a second plurality of prongs attached to the shaft at a second distance from the first end, wherein the second distance is longer than the first distance.. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373427

Fishing line guide and fishing rod with the same

A branching position having two supporting legs of a fishing rod guide having two supporting legs formed by three sets of fiber-reinforced resin layers disposed in a fishing rod is sealed by a thermoset resin member or a prepreg.. . ...

12/25/14 / #20140373426

Flashing fish lure

A flashing fish lure includes a bore to receive a glow stick. At least one water wheel on or in the body rotates as the body is pulled through water. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373425

System and method for controlling and displaying parameters during trawling

A system for control of trawling comprises two or more sensors for measuring trawl parameters during fishing, a processor unit for processing sensor data, a screen for displaying sensor data and/or processed sensor data. A method for control of trawling comprises measuring two or more trawl parameters during fishing, calculating the trawl parameters' deviation from desired value, and displaying the deviation on a screen.. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373424

Projectile-weapon reticle with holdover aiming features for multiple projectile velocities

A reticle of a projectile-weapon aiming system such as a riflescope includes first and second series of secondary aiming marks spaced apart below a primary aiming point, the first and second series providing holdover aiming points for regularly incrementing target distances for respective subsonic and supersonic .300 aac blackout ammunition, or other differing types of ammunition, without requiring adjustment of the optics or settings of the aiming system.. . ...

12/25/14 / #20140373423

Helmet mounting systems

Pivoting helmet mounts for an optical device are provided. In one aspect, a breakaway connector which is selectively configurable between breakaway and nonbreakaway configurations is provided. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373422

Stabilizing shooting rest apparatus and method

Disclosed herein is a stabilizing shooting rest that includes a base attachable to the belt of a wearer. The stabilizing shooting rest further includes a telescopic elongated member having a proximate end attached to the base and extending to a distal end, the telescopic elongated member attaching to the base such that the telescopic elongated member is movable about the base with at least two rotational degrees of freedom. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373421

Apparatus for loading cartridges into a firearm magazine

An apparatus for loading cartridges into a firearm magazine, including a funnel portion for intake of one or more cartridges, a guide box attached to the funnel portion, a cassette attached to the guide box, a slider attached to the cassette, and a magazine attached to the slider.. . ...

12/25/14 / #20140373420

Accessory mount for a firearm

A firearm accessory mount may include multiple rails, each configured to mechanically couple one or more firearm accessories. Each rail may further have first and second electrically powered rail terminals for providing power to the firearm accessories when coupled to the rails. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373419

Firearm hand guard

The present invention describes a firearm hand guard assembly attachable to a threaded firearm receiver wherein it surrounds the firearm barrel distally along the longitudinal axis of the barrel. The hand guard assembly is comprised of a threaded barrel nut component and a grip component configured such that when the hand guard assembly is attached to the firearm receiver, the sole direct contact between the firearm and the hand guard assembly is the contact between the barrel nut and the firearm receiver threads.. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373418

Firearm firing system

A firearm firing mechanism is so configured that a hammer is retaining by a front retaining block before pressing a trigger; pressing the trigger slightly at a first stage causes a main bar to bias a rear retaining block and the front retaining block backwardly at a relatively smaller angle to release the hammer in performing a single-shot action; pressing the trigger heavily at a second stage causes the main bar at a relatively longer distance so that the hammer is kept away from the front retaining block when it is returned, and the hammer is secured by the rear retaining block upon a backward displacement of a bolt and backward biasing of the hammer, and a linkage is forced to move the rear retaining block in releasing the hammer for firing when the bolt forward again, and a continuous multi-shot firing action is performed by means of repeating this operation. Thus, the invention enhances the operation convenience in achieving single-shot and multi-shot firing actions.. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373417

Firing mechanism for a sporting rifle

This comprises a trigger (5), a trigger safety catch (6), a pawl (18) with a piston locking tooth (23) counter-pawl (19) in simultaneous contact with the pawl (18) and trigger (5), with said counter-pawl (19) also being kinetically coupled to trigger (5), with the referred first section (19) locking pawl (18) movement and which frees said locking when the trigger (5) is moved.. . ...

12/25/14 / #20140373416

High capacity magazine efficient loader device and related method

A device and related method are disclosed for efficient loading of a spring powered magazine. The magazine body is configured with equal and opposite lateral channels extending from the magazine floor to near the magazine top. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373415

Ammunition magazine

An ammunition magazine including a housing having a base, a follower spring-biased in the housing against the base, a chain coupled to the follower for pulling the follower towards the base to permit loading of cartridges into the magazine, and a mechanism for collecting a loose portion of the chain mounted on the follower, the chain being coupled to the mechanism for collecting a loose portion of the chain, the mechanism being configured to collect a loose portion of the chain after the follower has been pulled towards the base.. . ...

12/25/14 / #20140373414

Frame bump offhand recoil grip

An offhand recoil grip is described. In one disclosed embodiment, a recoil grip has a mounting portion to connect to a grip mount of a handgun, the mounting portion further having an offset support portion extending from the mounting portion toward the top and front of the handgun, the offset support portion having a second planar surface offset from the first planar surface of the mounting portion to allow a slide to move between the recoil grip and a receiver of the handgun, and a lateral grip pad coupled to the offset support portion, the lateral grip pad extending laterally away from the grip mount of the handgun to provide a thumb contact point for a non-trigger hand to reduce recoil in a handgun when fired. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373413

Billboard with effective anti-reflection effect

An improved structure of billboard is provided with a transparent layer, an image layer, and a base layer wherein a protective film is disposed on the image layer. The protective film, being through the high-temperature and pressurized process, makes the image layer to be attached to the bottom surface of the transparent layer. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373412

Business card holder and dispenser

A business card holder includes a support for containing a number of business cards permitting vertical extraction of one card from the set by grasping the card along its narrower upper edge. The lower surface of the support is bevelled so as to cause the set of cards to be presented at the upper end of the support at differing heights for ease of extraction. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373411

Hooked material for conveying non-verbal spatial and directional messages

Hook material cut into shapes, symbols, letters or words that are attached to loop pile-type commercial grade carpeting to convey spatial and directional non-verbal messages are disclosed. The hook material adheres to the loop pile-type commercial carpet and has the ability to be changed at any time without the use of adhesives or chemicals. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373410

Modular changeable inserts for signs

A modular sign inserts system that comprises a back panel onto which at least two insert panels are adjacently arranged is provided. Each insert panel has a front side and a back side wherein the back side is placed onto the back panel and the front side displays information. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373409

Structured wrap and method of using same

A structured wrap includes an inner support member and a cover enclosing the support member. The wrap can be attached to a cylindrical, cubic, rectangular or similar object, such as a vehicle roof/luggage rack, rear spoiler or a standalone component, such as a fence or pole. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373408

Backpack-type large-scale promotional mannequin

The present invention relates to a mannequin, and, more specifically, relates to a large-scale promotional mannequin capable of being manipulated while moving carried on a person's shoulders like a backpack at, for example, various venues or on the streets for the purpose of advertising or promotion. The backpack-type large-scale promotional mannequin according to the present design comprises: a main mannequin body fitted with a blower operated by means of a battery on one side such that air can be injected therein in tube fashion; a support for supporting the main mannequin body from the bottom so as to allow same to be upright; and a backpack means for strapping, onto the shoulders, the main mannequin body supported upright by means of the support.. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373407

Self-contained variable display device for marking an article

A device for marking an article with a view to identifying same includes an information display area, a medium for storing the information to be displayed (26), a programmable clock (42), an electrical power supply system (44), a selection element (38, 40, 40a, 22b) for selecting information from the storage medium in order to display same in a display area and an element for attaching the device to the article or packaging thereof, wherein the selection element is enabled at one or more moments programmed into the programmable clock.. . ...

12/25/14 / #20140373406

Artificial fireplace

An artificial fireplace comprising a screen and a fuel bed portion. An optical element is provided which is configured to transpose an image of one of the screen and fuel bed to create the impression of a burning fire.. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373405

Display device

A display device for displaying information comprises a display body having a front side and rear side and comprising at least one cavity between them. The cavity is connected in a closed fluid circuit comprising supply fluid lines, return fluid lines and a fluid reservoir and the circuit is suitable to contain a coloured fluid. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373404

License plate bumper

The present invention relates to a structure for a license plate. Specifically, the present invention relates to a device for attaching a license plate to a vehicle. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373403

License plate wrap

A vehicle registration mounting assembly and method includes a vehicle having a bumper with an outer surface. A panel has a front side, a back side and a perimeter edge and the panel is elongated from a first side edge to a second side edge. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373402

Clothing steam ironing apparatus

An apparatus for steam ironing clothes is provided. The clothing steam ironing apparatus includes an ironing component with an ironing panel, steam ejection holes for ejecting steam to iron a clothing and air suction holes for generating a suck force on the clothing are provided in the ironing panel.. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373401

Quick-coupler

A quick-coupler for coupling a tool such as an excavator bucket, a clamshell grapple or demolition shears to a tool guide such as an excavator arm or the like, includes a coupling mount for receiving a first locking part and a locking mount for receiving a second locking part, wherein a securing element, which can be actuated by a pressure medium, is associated with the coupling mount for capturing and/or securing the first locking part and a locking element, which can be actuated by a pressure medium, is associated with the locking mount for locking the second locking part in the locking mount. The securing element of the coupling mount can likewise be actuated by the pressure circuit for actuating the locking element of the locking mount, wherein a time control device is provided for reducing the actuation pressure built up at the securing element within a specific time duration.. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373400

Wear pad assembly

The present disclosure relates to a wear pad assembly for mounting on a tool. The problem addressed is the mounting of the wear pad assembly such that it can be quickly attached to a tool in a non-permanent manner. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373399

Excavation system

An excavation system utilizes a vacuum truck having a vacuum system in combination with a small backhoe to which an excavator assembly is affixed to the backhoe extendable and articulating arm whereby manipulation of the excavator assembly can be controlled by an operator positioned in the backhoe operator cab. The vacuum assembly and the excavator assembly are operatively attached by an elongated, at least partially flexible vacuum hose operatively attached to the vacuum truck pump to permit material that is excavated to be transported from the excavator assembly to the vacuum assembly for storage or disposal.. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373398

Elastomeric plow edge

A plow edge having improved durability and performance is provided which can comprise an elastomeric material, for example, a styrene elastomeric material. The present disclosure provides a plow blade edge system for mounting to a mold board of a plow comprising an adapter blade, at least two elastomeric blade segments wherein each segment is selectively reversible to present first and second edges; a clamp bar wherein the clamp bar is mounted to the adapter blade with the at least two elastomeric blade segments secured therebetween; and, each of the at least two elastomeric blade segments secured selectively in a first orientation or a second orientation.. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373397

Plow for use with automobile

A personal use plow for pushing, but not limited to, snow and slush from ones driveway by most passenger automobiles and/or atv's that is attached using a unique strapping and cog bracing system. The plow is made of injected molded structural foam plastic and comes in 5 separate panels that can be easily assembled into a solid plow blade. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373396

Foldable shoe sole

A foldable shoe sole (1) includes an upper sole (11) and a lower sole (12) fixed to an underside of the upper sole (11). The lower sole (12) includes first, second, and third sheets (121, 122, 123). ...

12/25/14 / #20140373395

Solar powered l.c.d./l.e.d/o.l.e.d. footwear

Footwear 9, e.g. A trainer, comprises an upper 1 and a sole 2a, serves as a mounting means for a control panel with touchscreen capability 3, and qwerty keyboard 4, with a controller 3b under control panel 3, located in upper 1, and an l.c.d., l.e.d., or o.l.e.d. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373394

Sport footwear, particularly a ski boot or the like

A sport footwear, such as a ski boot, or similar sport footwear, includes at least a rigid shell (20), which has a front aperture (26), a front toe-box (24), and a front end portion (22) between the front aperture (26) and the toe-box (24) along a longitudinal axis (x) of development of the shell (20). The sport footwear (10) has a weakening notch (27) made through the front end portion (22) of the shell (20) and configured to allow a volumetric variation of the shell (20) at least in correspondence to the front end portion (22).. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373393

Ski boot and similar sport footwear

A sport footwear includes at least an upper part configured to act as an upper cuff and a lower part acting as a lower shell. The upper part has a pair of opposite and distanced lateral edges. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373392

Noise reducing footwear

The present invention is drawn generally to footwear, and more specifically, to footwear having reduced noise and impact characteristics. According to the invention noise generated by the impact of the footfall when in contact with hard floors is reduced by an outer sole with certain hardness and a sound reducing insole which comprising a material of high indentation forced deflection (ifd) weight having a minimum thickness of ¼ to a maximum ¾ inch, and an optimal thickness of about ½ inch. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373391

Therapeutic footwear

The present invention generally relates to therapeutic footwear such as sandals, conventional shoes, and corrective inserts that may be inserted into conventional shoes. Specifically, the therapeutic footwear may be used for maintaining, correcting, or repositioning the great toe to decrease pressure on the first metatarsal-phalangeal joint or bunion. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373390

Shoe, in particular sports shoe

A shoe, which has a shoe upper part and a sole connected to the shoe upper part. The shoe upper part and the sole are connected together by a connection element. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373389

Braided upper with overlays for article of footwear

An article of footwear includes a braided upper with overlay portions. The overlay portions may be applied to edges of the braided upper. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373388

Footwear device with upper support

A footwear device. The footwear device preferably encloses a foot of a wearer to augment the wearer's athletic performance by helping to prevent the wearer's susceptibility to injury. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373387

Heat treatment apparatus

A heat treatment apparatus performs a heat treatment on a plurality of target objects held by a holding unit while allowing an inert gas to flow upwardly in a vertical processing container with at least one heating unit provided in the vicinity of the processing container. The heat treatment apparatus includes: a main temperature control unit configured to control the heating unit; an inert gas passage through which the inert gas flows into the processing container; an inert gas heating unit installed in the inert gas passage and configured to heat the inert gas; a first temperature measuring unit installed in the inert gas heating unit; and a temperature controller configured to control the inert gas heating unit based on temperatures measured by the first temperature measuring unit.. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373386

Method for operating a tumble dryer

A method is provided for operating a laundry dryer having a rotatable drum for accommodating clothes to be dried and an apparatus for circulating drying air through the drum. The method comprises the steps of performing a drying cycle selected by a user, wherein the drying cycle comprises predetermined drum movements over time depending on the cycle selected, detecting values indicative of the temperature of the drying air exiting the drum, based on said detected values, determining that the clothes inside the drum are in tangling conditions and starting an untangling operation for untying the clothes inside the drum. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373385

Apparatus and method for dryer performance optimization system

A dryer performance optimization system comprising a dryer having an inner wall and being adapted to rotate at variable speeds and a variable frequency drive being adapted to vary the rotational speed of the dryer. The preferred system also comprises a baghouse having an inlet end being adapted to receive exhaust gas from the dryer and an outlet end and a controller being adapted to control the temperature of the exhaust gas from the dryer. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373384

Method of collapse-free drying of high aspect ratio structures

A method, for drying an etched layer with a plurality of structures with etched spaces between the plurality of structures is provided. A liquid is provided within the spaces on the etched layer. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373383

Rotary drum for use in a vacuum freeze-dryer

A rotary drum (302) for use within a vacuum chamber (212) in a vacuum freeze-dryer (204) for the bulkware production of freeze-dried particles is provided. The drum (302) is in open communication with the vacuum chamber (212) and comprises a main section (304) terminated by a front plate (306) and a rear plate (308), the rear plate (308) is adapted for connection with a rotary supporting shaft (312) for rotary support of the drum (302), and the rear plate (308) is permeable for sublimation vapor from freeze-drying the particles.. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373382

Using surface heat flux measurement to monitor and control a freeze drying process

A method of monitoring and controlling a freeze drying process in a freeze drying apparatus having walls, shelves and a number of vials or trays positioned on different areas of the shelves and containing product to be freeze dried. One or more vials or trays are selected that are representative of the positions of all of the vials or trays in different areas of the shelves. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373381

Rapid cleanout mixing drum with multiple functional zones

A horizontal rotating drum for mixing and drying treated seed with multiple functional zones separated by one or more dams that are attached to and rotate with the drum. The dam regulates the flow of seed through the drum's functional zones. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373380

Boxing glove drying and disinfecting device and method therefor

A boxing glove drying device has a body member. The body member has an open end and a closed end. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373379

Dryer with a waste heat recovery means

A dryer having a waste heat recovery device includes a cabinet, a drum rotatably mounted within the cabinet and having a front surface and a rear surface, an intake duct configured to provide an intake flow path through which air flows into the drum, an exhaust duct configured to exhaust air coming from the drum out of the cabinet, a heater configured to heat air flowing into the drum, and an ambient air duct configured to inhale air from outside the cabinet and supply the air from outside the cabinet into the drum. The waste heat recovery device includes an evaporation unit configured to absorb heat from air that is exhausted from the drum, a condenser unit configured to transfer heat absorbed from the evaporation unit to ambient air that flows into the ambient air duct, and a heat transfer medium configured to transfer heat between the evaporation unit and the condenser unit. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373378

Centrifugal machine for drying granular solid materials

The present invention relates to a centrifugal machine (1) for drying granular solid materials, comprising a hopper (2), a centrifuging mechanism (3), associated to the hopper (2), provided with a rotary helical device (6) enabling the transport of the granular solid materials. Said centrifuging mechanism (3) is also provided with a perforated rotary piece (7), surrounding the rotary helical device (6) configured to remove, by centrifugal force, free liquids adhered to the surface of the granular solid materials. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373377

Processing diameter measurement device with grinder measurement malfunction assessment function

An in-process diameter measuring apparatus equipped with a function of determining a measurement abnormality of a grinding machine is provided. The apparatus measures the diameter of a to-be-processed surface of a workpiece in the process of the workpiece. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373376

Object dimensioning apparatus, systems and related methods

Apparatus, methods and systems for obtaining one or more dimensions of an object employing, at least in part, touch sensors.. . ...

12/25/14 / #20140373375

Determining the offset of the head part of an orthopaedic joint prosthesis stem component

A method of determining the offset of the head part of an orthopaedic joint prosthesis stem component, relative to the neck of the stem part on which the head part can be fitted, involves obtaining a first and second images of the patient's joint on a non-coincident first and second planes. Template parts are fitted to the first and second images of the bone, which have markings on them which can be placed relative to the head part and the stem part respectively of the patient's bone, and scales for measuring first and second displacements which are the distances between the axis of the head part and the axis of the neck of the patient's bone measured in the first and second planes.. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373374

Device for fitting and determining the size of a patient interface

The present invention relates to a device for fitting and determining the size of a patient interface, said device (10) comprising a sizing gauge(12), wherein the shape of the gauge (12) is configured to replicate the shape of a contacting surface of a patient interface with the portion of a patient's face, and a support (14) including a grip (16) for holding the device (10) by hand during use, which support (14) is mechanically coupled to said gauge (12).. . ...

12/25/14 / #20140373373

Combination square with swivel head

A combination square for usage with a grooved blade, comprising: a straight component having a first straight edge and a second straight edge perpendicular to the first straight edge; an angled component having a third straight edge and an angled edge; a marked scale comprising degrees; a marker, wherein the square is configured to allow indication by the marker of angles on the scale; a slot configured to allow accommodating the blade; and a locking screw configured to allow clamping the combination square onto the blade at a desired position along the blade; wherein the angled component is rotatably connected to the straight component; and the square is further configured to allow measuring a center of a circle coupled to the second straight edge and the angled edge at a second end of range of motion of the rotation by the straight component relative to the angled component.. . ...

12/25/14 / #20140373372

Pivoting construction square and multipurpose measuring tool

A pivoting construction square is provided for measuring angles between adjacent planes, for drafting arcs or circles, and for quickly comparing measured angles to a roof pitch. The device comprises a first and second arm member pivotably attached to one another, wherein the outer ends thereof include apertures for accepting a writing utensil therein. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373371

Bubble level

A bubble type level for determining the orientation of a structure that includes first and second differently oriented bubble vials that are secured within the level body in a manner such that if either of the bubble vials become broken or otherwise damaged, it can be easily replaced and the level need not be discarded. The bubble type level of the invention also includes a novel thumb screw type connector mechanism that enables the level to be removably interconnected with the structures to be leveled, such as conduit. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373370

Laser surveying device

A laser surveying device includes a rotatable and tiltable laser head in a housing to rotate about a rotational axis set in a certain direction and project a laser beam around and a tilt angle detector to detect a tilt angle of the laser head relative to the housing. The tilt angle detector includes a pattern plate on which a certain pattern is formed, provided in one of the laser head and the housing, light receiving elements arranged in the other of the laser head and the housing at different positions opposite to positions of the pattern plate to receive light beams reflected by the pattern plate, and a determiner to determine a direction and an amount of tilt of the laser head on the basis of a light receiving amount of each of the light receiving elements.. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373369

Laser tracker with a target sensing unit for target tracking and orientation detection

Embodiments of the invention relates to a laser tracker for determining the position of an auxiliary measuring instrument that has a retroreflector and a multiplicity of target markings, and also for continuously tracking the auxiliary measuring instrument. The target markings may be arranged in a known fixed spatial distribution on the auxiliary measuring instrument and may be embodied to emit or reflect light beams. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373368

Eyeglass frame shape measuring apparatus

There is provided an eyeglass frame shape measuring apparatus includes an eyeglass frame holding unit which holds an eyeglass frame, and a measuring unit which measures a shape of a rim of the eyeglass frame by tracing a contour of the rim of the eyeglass frame. The measuring unit includes a tracing stylus which is inserted into a groove of the rim, a tracing stylus moving unit which moves the tracing stylus in a radial direction of the rim, and a rotating unit which rotates the tracing stylus moving unit about a first axis set to pass through an inside of the contour of the rim such that the tip of the tracing stylus traces the rim along the contour of the rim, and which is disposed on a rear side of the eyeglass frame held by the eyeglass frame holding unit.. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373367

Scalable ruler capable of creating size-adjustable circles, arcs, & curved shapes

A tool capable of creating and measuring circles and circular profiles of any size without the need for a pivoting center arm. Circle size can be selectively adjusted and held, and both the inside and outside of tool creates and measures circles of a near infinite number of size. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373366

Jigsaw

A jigsaw includes a main body having a grasping part configured to be grasped by a user, a blade projecting downwardly from a front part of the main body and configured to reciprocate up and down, and a base coupled to a lower part of the main body and configured to make contact with a workpiece. A rear end of a contact surface that is configured to make contact with the workpiece is located at a position that coincides with or is rearward of the rear end of the grasping part.. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373365

Keyhole saw blade or sabre saw blade for a power tool

A keyhole saw blade or sabre saw blade for a power tool comprises a base blade having a cutting edge and a securing shank designed as one piece with the base blade. At least one impression is formed into the base blade or the securing shank.. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373364

Utility knife

A utility knife including a handle having a slot that extends through a bottom side of the handle and a first blade holder that is pivotal with respect to the handle between an extended position where a blade is exposed and configured to cut a work-piece and a folded position where the blade is within the slot of the handle. The knife further includes a spare blade holder including a recess configured to receive a spare blade, and the spare blade holder is pivotal with respect to the handle between an open position where the recess is exposed to allow the spare blade to be removed from the spare blade holder and a closed position where the recess is within the slot of the handle to inhibit removal of the spare blade from the spare blade holder.. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373363

Utility knife

A utility knife including a housing and a blade carrier at least partially within the housing. The blade carrier is configured to receive a first blade in a first end of the blade carrier and a second blade in a second end of the blade carrier, and is movable within the housing between a first extended position, a retracted position, and a second extended position. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373362

Shaving blade assembly with a blade unit and a skin contact member

A shaving blade assembly including a blade unit and a skin contact member. A razor including a razor handle and such a shaving blade assembly. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373361

Shaving blade assembly with a blade unit and a skin contact member

A shaving blade assembly including a blade unit and a skin contact member. A razor including a razor handle and such a shaving blade assembly. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373360

Guardrail stanchion and system

A guardrail system (20) and method comprises utilizing at least one through-hole (577) of a poured concrete wall (520) of a structure (500) to affix a stanchion (22, 122, 222) to the wall inside a bay (530) of the structure. The stanchion allows for a guardrail (30) or a gate to be conveniently and securely positioned within the bay (530) without damage to the structure and without covering an edge (515, 525) of the structure (500). ...

12/25/14 / #20140373359

Connecting arrangement and also a method

A connecting arrangement for joining at least two components to form a structural assembly, near a wing of an aircraft, wherein at least one component is formed from a fibre composite plastic and at least one further component is formed from either a metal or a fibre composite plastic. A bushing is secured in a hole through the components. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373358

Method of manufacturing trailer from metal sheets

A method of manufacturing a trailer including a frame supporting a trailer bed and having rotatable wheels and a tongue for pivotal attachment to a land vehicle hitch. The method includes forming a plurality of structural members. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373357

Method for securing a structural system

A structural system and method of assembly comprising structural members with slots, and interior structural members. Specific structural members are sequentially interconnected in rigid alignment. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373356

Method of connecting jewelry components

Two plates, corresponding to the diameter of a length of riveting material being used, act as gauges and are placed separately on the top and bottom of at least one components to be made into a jewelry item. The length of material, such as a wire or tubing, is passed through holes in all the components, and the holes of the plates. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373355

Method for manufacturing fan rotor

An exemplary method for manufacturing a fan rotor includes the following steps. First, a discoid-shaped metal sheet is provided. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373354

Method for producing a turbine rotor of an exhaust gas turbocharger, and use of a turbine rotor

A method for producing a turbine rotor of an exhaust gas turbocharger, wherein the turbine rotor includes a turbine wheel with a hub and turbine blades that extend from the hub, and a shaft, includes the steps of: providing the turbine wheel and the shaft; forming a protective layer by applying or introducing a halogen on or in the surface of the turbine wheel and subsequently heat-treating the turbine wheel; and connecting the shaft to the hub of the turbine wheel after the protective coating is formed.. . ...

12/25/14 / #20140373353

Assembly method for a main rotor shaft and an installation tool thereto

The present invention relates to an installation tool for assembling a main rotor shaft unit and an assembly method thereof. The installation tool comprises a first element for supporting the generator end of the rotor shaft and a rotatable support plate is coupled to a second element of the installation tool via engaging coupling elements. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373352

Machine tool

The invention also relates to a method of machining a connecting rod using the machine tool.. . ...

12/25/14 / #20140373351

Process for producing forged product

A forging process is conducted in a temperature range of 350-600° c. On at least a portion that is required to have a fatigue strength in an intermediate forged product having a ferrite and pearlite texture obtained by conducting a hot forging on a steel in which n is not greater than an amount at which n is unavoidably dissolved as a solid, thereby improving strength of the portion that is required to have a fatigue strength. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373350

Method for the production of a circuit board involving the removal of a subregion thereof, and use of such a method

The invention relates to a method for producing a circuit board involving the removal of a subregion thereof. In said method, at least two layers or plies of the circuit board (1) are interconnected, the subregion (6) to be removed is prevented from being connected to an adjacent ply of the circuit board by providing a layer (7) of adhesion-preventing or bonding-preventing material, and peripheral zones (8) of the subregion (6) to be removed are separated from adjoining zones of the circuit board (1). ...

12/25/14 / #20140373349

Laser diode patterning of transparent conductive films

Methods of patterning metal nanowire containing transparent conductive films using laser diodes, where the films comprise a radiation absorbing substance, such as an infrared absorbing substance or an ultraviolet absorbing substance. The use of laser diodes can decrease the time and costs associated with patterning transparent conductive films comprising nanowires, such as silver nanowires.. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373348

Retrofit led billboard illumination system

A method for retrofitting a billboard system illuminated by an arc lamp which includes a reflector with reflector features and an output lens includes the steps of removing the lens from the arc lamp housing, mapping the light pattern output of the arc lamp, and then removing the arc lamp and reflector from the housing. Next, a plurality of leds is mounted on an led circuit board in a pattern so that light output by the leds replicates the light pattern of the arc lamp, including the reflected light. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373347

Method for manufacturing biosensor

Provided is a technique capable of easily manufacturing a biosensor in which each of an enzyme layer and a mediator layer contains a hydrophilic polymer having no double bond of oxygen atoms and thereby which can be stored for a long period. Since an enzyme layer and a mediator layer are formed together as a reaction layer, there is no need to individually form enzyme layer and mediator layer on a cover layer and an electrode layer, respectively, as in a conventional biosensor, and reaction layer can be easily formed. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373346

Electronic component mounting system and electronic component mounting method

An electronic component mounting system includes a screen printing device, an inspection device, an electronic component mounting device, a feedback part that generates, based on inspection data formed by the inspection device, first information about corrections on control parameters pertinent to positioning of a mask to a substrate in the screen printing device, and a feedforward part that generates, based on the inspection data, second information about corrections on electronic component mount coordinates in the electronic component mounting device. The feedback part generates the first information based on the first print displacement value. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373345

Vehicle vision system camera with coaxial cable connector

A system for assembling a camera for a vision system of a vehicle includes a circuit board having an imaging array sensor disposed thereat, with the circuit board having connector circuitry at a side thereof. A lens barrel is provided and the circuit board is attached at the lens barrel. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373344

Method and device for manufacturing film-wrapped electrical device

Provided is a method for manufacturing a film-wrapped electrical device, including: a first injection step of depressurizing, to a given pressure lower than atmospheric pressure, the inside of an injection chamber (2) in which a bag-shaped laminate film wrapping member (29) is placed, the laminate film wrapping member (29) having an opening portion (29a) and housing an electrode assembly (21′) including a positive electrode and a negative electrode stacked with a separator therebetween, and injecting part of a predetermined injection amount of an electrolyte solution (20) into the wrapping member (29) through the opening portion (29a); and a second injection step of, after the first injection step, pressurizing the inside of the injection chamber (2) to a pressure higher than the given pressure and injecting the rest of the predetermined injection amount of the electrolyte solution (20).. . ...

12/25/14 / #20140373343

Method of manufacturing electrode assembly

A method of manufacturing an electrode assembly includes a first step of forming one kind of a radical unit or at least two kinds of radical units having an alternately stacked structure of a same number of electrodes and separators; and a second step of forming a cell stack part by repeatedly stacking one kind of the radical units, or by stacking at least two kinds of the radical units. Edge of the separator is not joined with that of adjacent separator. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373342

Method for producing battery

According to one embodiment, a method for producing a battery, includes an injecting, a first sealing, a subjecting to processing including a charge, a releasing gas and a second sealing. In the injecting, an electrolytic solution is injected into a package member including an electrode through an injection port opened in the package member. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373341

Method for manufacturing laminated coil components

A method for manufacturing a laminated coil component having: a step of placing a first green sheet having pairs of bordering first and second areas; a step of placing a second green sheet having pairs of bordering third and fourth areas; and a step of staggering another second green sheet on the second green sheet. The first, second, third and fourth areas have identical rectangular shapes and have a first, second, third and fourth conductor, respectively. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373340

Non-grain-oriented higher-strength electrical strip with high polarisation and method for the production thereof

A higher-strength, non-grain-oriented electrical strip with high polarization, the electrical strip consisting of a steel alloy, wherein the limits of the following elements are maintained: mn between 0.35 mass % and 0.65 mass %, si between 2.0 mass % and 3.0 mass %, al between 0.8 mass % and 1.4 mass %, and p between 0.14 mass % and 0.24 mass %; and a method for the production thereof.. . ...

12/25/14 / #20140373339

Method for producing solar battery module, method for measuring output of solar cell, and device for measuring output of solar cell

A method for producing a solar battery module, which contains: arranging tab wire on an electrode of a solar cell via an adhesive; connecting the tab wire with a measuring device for measuring electrical characteristics of the solar cell, to measure electrical characteristics of the solar cell; judging a grade of the solar cell based on a result of the measurement; and modularizing the solar cells of the same grade.. . ...

12/25/14 / #20140373338

Dual screen folding display hinge

Dual screen display devices are disclosed. The device is able to be a mechanical hinge capable of joining multiple screens to form a single display or a substantially continuous display. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373337

Assembling apparatus and assembling method

An assembling apparatus configured to mount a first part on a second part having an engaged part extending in a first direction includes a holding part configured to hold the first part, an engaging part extending in the first direction and being configured to engage with the engaged part, a support part configured to support the holding part and the engaging part, a first mechanism configured to displace the support part in the first direction, and a second mechanism configured to allow a displacement of the support part in a plane intersecting with the first direction.. . ...

12/25/14 / #20140373336

Method for forming a seal between a fastener and associated sheathing board

Disclosed is a fastening system that is adapted for securing a sheathing board to an associated framing member. The system includes a feedband for retaining a series of fasteners and a powered drill for sequentially driving the fasteners. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373335

Apparatus and method for inserting angle plates and closing duct seams

An apparatus and method are described for automatically inserting angle plates into duct work and for seaming the duct work.. . ...

12/25/14 / #20140373334

Bond between components of a medical device

An elongated member and a method of manufacturing an elongated member may include first, second, and third elongated rod mandrels. The first, second, and third elongated rod mandrels may be fixed together at predetermined proximal and distal locations and at a ball tip. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373333

Manufacturing method for vehicle seat

A vehicle seat includes a base, a buckle mounted on the base, a mounting member used to mount the buckle on the base, and an intermediate member provided between the base and the buckle. The manufacturing method includes providing an assembled body formed by integrating the buckle, the mounting member, and the intermediate member, and mounting the buckle on the base by combining the assembled body with the base.. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373332

Manufacturing method for stage tube

A manufacturing method for a stage tube that has a first tubular segment and a second tubular segment bordering mutually having different diameters includes: taking a metal plate that has a first segment and a second segment bordering mutually and having a first width and a second width, respectively, the first width being defined between two first paired edges, and the two second width being defined between two second paired edges; forming the first and second segments so as to define a first edge interval; rolling up the first and second segments so that the two first paired edges are jointed together and form the first tubular segment, while the second segment is formed to define a second edge interval; and rolling up the second segment so that the two second paired edges are jointed and form the second tubular segment.. . ...

12/25/14 / #20140373331

Method of protecting a lens of a light

A method of protecting a lens of a light having a rear facing surface and a front face with a light display area, the front face having a shape defined by edges between the rear facing surface and the front face, the edges including at least a first edge, a second edge, and a pair of parallel edges between the first edge and the second edge, the method comprising: positioning a transparent portion of a cover over the light display area; and latching hooks, extended from the cover, around the first edge, the second edge, and the pair of parallel edges, to the rear facing surface to secure the cover to the front face.. . ...

12/25/14 / #20140373330

Method for producing a re-closable-container

A method for producing a re-closable container. The method includes sealing a lidding film (10) on the upper surface (6) of the peripheral flange (5) and on the upper surface (11) of the peripheral frame member (9). ...

12/25/14 / #20140373329

Quick-detach accessory base mount for an accessory rail

In some aspects a quick-detach (qd) accessory base mount includes a body. The body includes an accessory engagement interface configured to engage an accessory and a rail engagement interface defining a channel adapted to receive an accessory rail. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373328

Method of producing irradiation modules

Device for mounting flexible, profiled hollow cylinders onto cylindrical elements. Profiled hollow cylinders which are mounted onto a cylindrical element form excellent modules for irradiating fluid media with electromagnetic radiation.. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373327

Press-fit assembly apparatus

A press-fit assembly apparatus for pressing to join two frames includes a base, a moving mechanism, and a rolling-and-pressing device. The base is used for supporting the two frame stacked thereon. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373326

Tool for inserting or removing a tang-free wire thread insert, production method therefor and method for manually replacing an entraining blade of this tool

A tool for inserting or removing a tang-free wire thread insert is described, the entraining blade of which is manually fastenable and replaceable within the axial recess of the spindle body by means of a latching connection. In addition to the secure removal of wire thread inserts, this tool construction also ensures a quick replacement of worn entraining blades of the tool. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373325

Arrangement for forming a seal

The invention relates to an assembly for forming a seal between components (11, 33), which have sealing zones (37,51), said sealing zones facing each other in a functional position of the components. A sealing element (43, 57) is provided on the sealing zone (37, 51) of one component (11, 33) and a sealing surface (51) is provided on the sealing zone (37, 51) of the other component (11, 33) in order to form a radial seal, and the components (11, 33) can be brought into the functional position by a relative movement which is carried out in the axial direction, said sealing element (43, 57) sealingly interacting with the sealing surface (51) in said functional position. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373324

Ceramic electronic component and method of manufacturing the same

A ceramic electronic component includes a rectangular or substantially rectangular parallelepiped-shaped stack in which a ceramic layer and an internal electrode are alternately stacked and an external electrode provided on a portion of a surface of the stack and electrically connected to the internal electrode. The external electrode includes an inner external electrode covering a portion of the surface of the stack and including a mixture of a resin component and a metal component and an outer external electrode covering the inner external electrode and including a metal component. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373323

Electronic component manufacturing apparatus and electronic component manufacturing method

An electronic component manufacturing method includes the steps of preparing at least one electronic component chip having a first surface and a second surface opposite each other; holding the electronic component chip between a first plate and a second plate such that the first surface is in contact with a first elastic layer of the first plate and the second surface is in contact with a second elastic layer of the second plate; and turning the electronic component chip by relatively moving the first and second plates in a planar direction thereof using a planar movement mechanism and moving the first and second plates in accordance with a turning path of the electronic component chip using the planar movement mechanism and a vertical movement mechanism.. . ...

12/25/14 / #20140373322

Table and a method for needling a textile structure formed from an annular fiber preform, with radial offsetting of the needling head

A circular needling table for needling a textile structure made from an annular fiber preform, includes: a horizontal top on which an annular fiber preform is to be placed; a driver system constructed and arranged to drive the fiber preform in rotation about a vertical axis of rotation; and a needling device for needling the fiber preform, the device including a needling head extending over a predetermined angular sector of the table top and to be driven with vertical reciprocating motion relative to the table top, and a mover system constructed and arranged to move the needling head in a direction that is radial relative to the axis of rotation of the fiber preform.. . ...

12/25/14 / #20140373321

Accessory coupling structure

A coupling structure includes: a rod-shaped rod attached to a first end of an accessory; and a receiving portion attached to a second end of the accessory and an insertion hole portion, which receives the rod, and an accommodating portion. The receiving portion includes: a cylindrical slider into which at least a tip end portion of the rod is inserted and which is slidable and rotatable in the insertion hole and the accommodating portion; a guide groove configured to restrict the movement of the slider to switch the position of the slider to a first position or a second position; and a locking pin that inhibits the movement of the rod in the receiving portion in a pull-out direction when the slider is located at the first position and that allows the rod to move when the slider is located at the second position.. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373320

Safety carabiner comprising a double gate

A carabiner (1) is provided comprising a substantially c-frame (2) having a first end (3) and a second end (4), at least an internal gate (5) and an external gate (6). The frame (2) the internal gate (5) and the external gate (6) define a continuously enclosed inner region (8) in a closed configuration. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373319

Safety hook

A safety hook includes a hook body and a trigger unit. The hook body has an opening. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373318

Closing actuator for sheet material clamp

A closing actuator for a sheet material clamp has a first threaded orifice in a lower clamping jaw with a threaded interior wall, a second non-threaded orifice formed in an upper clamping jaw which has a retention groove formed around the non-threaded interior wall; and an actuating screw with a retention shoulder formed between the head and the threaded shank, such that the threaded shank mates with the threaded first orifice in the lower clamping jaw and the retention shoulder snaps into the retention groove, thereby capturing the actuating screw in the upper clamping jaw when threaded into the lower clamping jaw. The second orifice may be a slotted or oval shape to allow the actuating screw to pass through the upper jaw at an angle other than perpendicularly to the upper jaw as the jaws assume various angles of relationship to each other during clamp closing and opening.. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373317

Lock ring

A lock ring that has a first ring half, a second ring half and a latch assembly. The first ring half includes a nest opening on a front portion of the first ring half, a back end portion of the first ring portion hingedly connected to a back end portion of the second ring half. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373316

Omnidirectional gripping surface for sheet materials

A clamping device for attaching or holding a sheet material has an upper clamping surface on an upper jaw with a series of protuberances formed with at least a curved shape about a center of a sheet material clamp, and a lower clamping surface on a lower jaw member having a series of protuberances which mate with the upper clamping surface protuberances in a nesting manner, such that closing of the sheet material clamp brings the upper clamping surface and the lower clamping surfaces into a nesting juxtapositioned position, thereby capturing a sheet material between the surfaces using compression or crimping. The pattern of protuberances may be concentric circular protuberances, other closed geometric protuberances, or semi-circular with rounded or tapered ends to avoid presentation of a sharp edge to a clamped sheet material.. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373315

Locally reinforced aircraft structural component

An aircraft structural component comprising a panel element made of a fiber reinforced composite material and provided with an opening extending fully through the panel element. A reinforcing element made of a fiber reinforced composite material has an opening extending through the reinforcing element from a first surface to a second surface of the reinforcing element. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373314

Mat fastener

In a mat fastener for preventing a mat disposed on a carpet provided on a vehicle body panel from moving, a first fixing member is fixed to the carpet. A second fixing member is fixed to the mat. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373313

Device for anchoring a belt lock

A device for anchoring a belt buckle (10) comprises a fitting (12) including a first end portion (20) and a second end portion (22) as well as a central portion (18) provided between the two end portions (20, 22). The central portion (18) has an opening for fastening the fitting (12) in a way affixed to the vehicle by means of a screw (16). ...

12/25/14 / #20140373312

Highly flexible cable clamp

A highly flexible cable tie includes comprising a head portion and a tail portion, the tail portion having one end joined to the head portion, the head portion being provided with an opening for the passage of the tail portion and with an elastic locking tooth, the tail portion being linear in shape, with a generically rectangular cross section, and having on a wider side saw-tooth projections configured to engage the flexible locking tooth of the head portion and to prevent the tail portion from sliding out of the opening of the head portion, the clamp having at least one projection on the wall to which the flexible locking tooth is joined, the projection being configured to limit the bending of the flexible locking tooth toward the wall to which the elastic tooth is joined. The tail portion has no ribs, projections, or raised lateral edges beside the saw-tooth projections.. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373311

Hold down device for window covering looped operator

A hold down device is provided for continuous loop cords or bead chains in a window covering installation. The hold down device engages the cord or chain while the cord or chain is loosely suspended, and prevents operation by encountering the head rail if the cord or chain is operated. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373310

Clip

A clip includes a pair of end portions each having an arcuate portion. A pair of opposed gripping portions are each connected at each end to the pair of end portions. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373309

Blind hinge used for furniture

A blind hinge used for furniture, comprising a movable cup seat provided on the furniture door body, a regulating base provided on the main body of furniture, a rotary arm connected between the movable cup seat and the regulating base as well as an torsion spring designed to generate start-stop acting force on the movable cup seat at least, characterized in that wherein two torsion springs are respectively mounted on the notches on both sides at the bottom of the movable cup seat; the torsion spring at least comprises a first supporting leg with one end extending into the cup body of the movable cup seat and being connected with it as well as a second supporting leg with another end being extended into the cup body of movable cup seat and being connected with the rotary arm. . ...

12/25/14 / #20140373308

Cleaning device with aerodynamic oscillator

A cleaning device (1) for cleaning a carpet (70) having face yarns (74) that extend over a distance of several millimeters from a generally planar backing (72) to define a carpet surface (76), comprising: an oscillator unit (30), including: an oscillator (32); an oscillation space (34) defined by or accommodating at least part of the oscillator, and accessible through a jet opening (36) via which ambient fluid is alternatingly drawn into the oscillation space and expelled from the oscillation space during operation of the oscillator; a nozzle (10), including a carpet surface penetrator (14) that defines said jet opening; a support structure (12) configured to support the nozzle against the carpet, such that, in a supported condition of the nozzle against the carpet, the penetrator penetrates the carpet surface and the jet opening is disposed at least partially below the carpet surface.. . ...

12/25/14 / #20140373307

Cyclone vacuum cleaner and cyclone separation device

The present invention relates to a cyclone separation device for separating particles from air and a cyclone vacuum cleaner (80). It has the objective to reduce noise without impairing the dirt separation performance. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373306

Slide out drum with filter for a wet/dry vacuum appliance

A wet and dry vacuum cleaner system is disclosed, wherein the system includes a debris container having an inlet and outlet, a filter support having a filter and being adapted to situate at least a portion of the filter within the container and intermediate between the inlet and outlet, a vacuum unit adapted to be coupled to the container, and a housing. A wet/dry vacuum appliance system is also disclosed, which includes means for housing a vacuum unit, means for slidably receiving a debris container, and means for releasably holding the container in sealed engagement with the vacuum unit. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373305

Vacuum cleaner

A vacuum cleaner, in which a handle installed at a main body is rotated and is folded, and the direction and the length of the handle are adjusted according to a user's physical condition or a cleaning environment so that the vacuum cleaner can be conveniently used, the vacuum cleaner including: a main body; a first support part and a second support part that are installed at an outer side of the main body and are spaced apart from each other by a predetermined distance; and a handle combined between the first support part and the second support part, wherein one end of the handle is pivotably installed at the first support part, and the other end of the handle is detachably installed at the second support part.. . ...

12/25/14 / #20140373304

Base assembly for floor cleaner

The present invention relates to a base assembly for a floor cleaner configured to clean a floor through linear reciprocation movement of two rag attachment pads through which the two rag attachment pads come close to and go away from each other. More particularly, the present invention relates to a base assembly for a floor cleaner capable of simultaneously conducting cleaning and sterilization of a floor by injecting steam onto the rag attachment pads while the rag attachment pads are being reciprocally moved.. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373303

Padeye or tie-down cleaning system

A padeye cleaning system includes a housing having an outlet designed to be positioned in communication with the opening in a padeye cover with a media inlet for introducing a pressurized media flow into the housing and through both the housing and the opening in the padeye cover for releasing a pressurized media flow into the padeye receptacle. A media exhaust port is provided for removing the released media flow from the receptacle.. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373302

Automatic floor cleaner

An automatic floor cleaner includes a cover, a base plate, a motive assembly, a driving wheel assembly, and a flat bottom plate. In use, the flat bottom plate can be attached with a dust removal sheet to mop a floor surface. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373301

Wiper blade

A wiper strip is supported by at least one pair of auxiliary levers coupled to a pair of main levers having a pair of through-holes; a central cover coupled to the main lever is connected to a wiper arm and includes a pair of inner ribs extending in a longitudinal direction and having one upwardly extending end closer to the center of the wiper blade; a spacer clip is inserted between the main lever and the central cover and includes a pair of inner protrusions. As a lower portion of the spacer clip is located on the inner rib, the spacer clip is coupled to the central cover. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373300

Windscreen wiper

The invention also relates to a wiping system comprising such a wiper.. . ...

12/25/14 / #20140373299

Windscreen wiper

The invention also relates to a windscreen wiper comprising a fitting (10) of this type. The invention also relates to a wiping system comprising a wiper of this type.. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373298

Airfoil for hybrid wiper assembly

An airfoil for a hybrid wiper assembly includes an airfoil for a hybrid wiper assembly including a body extending longitudinally and having a spoiler that tapers outwardly from the body toward a terminal point to define a varying profile along a longitudinal curved surface thereof. The airfoil also includes a plurality of inwardly extending claws extending longitudinally and forming grooves between the body and the claws near each longitudinal end thereof and adapted to receive support structure of the hybrid wiper assembly.. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373297

Heating device intended for a windscreen wiper and windscreen wiper having such a heating device

Heating device (20) that is able to be mounted on a support frame of a windscreen wiper, the heating device (20) having a vertebra (24) that is able to be mounted longitudinally inside the housing in the support frame; at least one heating element (25) disposed on the vertebra (24); an electrical connector (26) comprising an electrical connection device; characterized in that the heating device (20) comprises an electrically conductive protruding element (28) in electrical contact with the heating element (25), and in that the heating device (20) is able to prevent the electrical connection device (27) from coming into contact with the heating element (25) before the vertebra (24) is in its final mounted position; and to bring the electrical connection device (27) and the protruding element (28) into contact when the vertebra (24) is in its final mounted position.. . ...

12/25/14 / #20140373296

Flat wiping cloth having an antimicrobial or antibacterial finish

The invention relates to a flat wiping cloth (3) to be arranged on a wiping cloth holder (1), comprising an elongate basic body (4), wherein an active substance that inhibits or suppresses the growth of bacteria and/or viruses is associated with the basic body (4), wherein fibres (5), yarns (6) or fringes (7) are associated with the basic body (4) and wherein the active substance is distributed within the material from which the fibres (5), yarns (6) or fringes (7) are produced and/or in a component of the basic body (4). The aim of the invention is to configure and modify a flat wiping cloth of the aforementioned type in such a way that the antimicrobially effective active substance remains in the flat wiping cloth as long as possible, wherein the flat wiping cloth picks up dirt particularly quickly from moist surfaces. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373295

Duster with interior sleeve

A duster including a sleeve and one or more fibrous bundles attached to the sleeve. The sleeve is constructed to include one or more channels within the interior of the sleeve for receiving prongs of a duster handle. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373294

Hair brush with movably mounted bristles

Hair brush with an array of bristles which are fastened on a flexible pad of bristles which yields during combing so that the position and/or location of the bristles is changed as a result, the bristles being composed of plastic, wherein the pad of bristle and the bristles are composed of a single piece and wherein the pad of bristles has the configuration of a flexible membrane.. . ...

12/25/14 / #20140373293

Toothbrush

A toothbrush has a handle assembly, a brush-head assembly and a transmitting assembly. The brush-head assembly is slidably mounted in the handle assembly and has a sliding shaft and a swing head. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373292

Amphiphile surface treatment for a cleaning pad for improved dust adhesion

A cleaning pad (28) is disclosed. The cleaning pad (28) includes a base sheet (202) bonded to a fiber mat (203) and exhibits improved debris retention when an additive that exhibits amphiphilic properties is applied to the pad (28). ...

12/25/14 / #20140373291

Brushhead for a power toothbrush with moving paddle members

A power toothbrush brushhead includes a neck portion which is attachable to a drive member of the power toothbrush which operates in a sweeping, i.e. Partially rotating, manner. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373290

Mouthpiece for cleaning teeth comprised of alternating layers of base and bristle components

The mouthpiece includes a plurality of individual thin layers of material forming a base or shell portion of the mouthpiece alternating with a plurality of individual bristle layers which are configured to the shape of bristles at the interior surfaces thereof. The base layers are comprised of a material which is sufficiently stiff to permit driving of the mouthpiece, while the bristle layers comprise material which is sufficiently flexible to produce an effective scrubbing action in operation without damage to the mouth tissues.. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373289

Substrate holding apparatus and substrate cleaning apparatus

A substrate holding apparatus capable of reducing an amount of deflection of a substrate, such as a wafer, is disclosed. The substrate holding apparatus includes: a plurality of chucks configured to hold a peripheral edge of a substrate; at least one support member disposed below the substrate; and an actuating device configured to bring the chucks into contact with the peripheral edge of the substrate while elevating the support member to bring the support member into contact with a lower surface of the substrate, and configured to move the chucks in a direction away from the peripheral edge of the substrate while lowering the support member to separate the support member away from the lower surface of the substrate.. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373288

Article of footwear having an upper with a matrix layer

Articles of footwear, including athletic footwear, include one or more of: (a) a sole structure; (b) an upper having lateral and medial side elements engaged with the sole structure, the upper made from a polymer matrix structure that extends through at least a heel region; (c) a size adjustment mechanism located at the heel region; (d) a heel tongue element located adjacent the size adjustment mechanism; (e) a shoe securing mechanism; (f) an instep tongue member; and/or (g) a bootie member located at least partially within the foot-receiving chamber. Methods of manufacturing such articles of footwear also are disclosed.. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373287

Dye material

The invention herein provides for an improved dye material composed of a dry particulate mixture of azo and phthalocyanine dyes for concrete surface applications.. . ...

12/25/14 / #20140373286

Oxidative dyeing composition

Present invention relates to an aqueous oxidizing composition with improved stability. The object of the present invention is an aqueous composition comprising at least one oxidizing agent, salicylic acid and/or its salts and either acetaminophen or oxyquinoline and/or its salts and having a ph between 1 and 5.. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373285

Lightening process using a composition rich in fatty substances and metal catalysts, and device suitable therefor

The present invention relates to a process for lightening keratin fibres, in particular human keratin fibres such as the hair, comprising the use of one or more metal catalysts chosen from transition metal salts and rare-earth metal salts, and mixtures thereof and a cosmetic composition (i) comprising at least 10% by weight of one or more fatty substances, one or more basifying agents and one or more oxidizing agents. The invention also relates to a multi-compartment device comprising the compositions used.. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373284

Washing machine appliance dispensing cup with pump

A fluid additive dispenser for a washing machine appliance is provided that includes a pump in the form of an aspirator to help remove one or more fluid additives from the dispenser for delivery into the wash chamber. A rinse for the fluid additive dispenser is also provided to help clean the dispenser as well as remove or prevent residue build-up from the fluid additives.. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373283

Mattress structure and hinge mechanism

A hinge mechanism and mattress for use with a child containment device. A first mattress panel is pivotally coupled to a second mattress panel by a hinge mechanism, and is thereby convertible between an expanded configuration and a collapsed configuration. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373282

Pocketed spring assembly comprising strings of springs having y-shaped seams separating adjacent pockets

A bedding or seating product comprises a pocketed spring assembly comprising a plurality of parallel strings of individually pocketed springs. The strings of springs may extend from head-to-foot or side-to-side of the product. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373281

Pocketed spring assembly comprising strings of springs having y-shaped seams and inserts

A bedding or seating product comprises a pocketed spring assembly comprising a plurality of parallel strings of individually pocketed springs. The product may have individual inserts between adjacent strings of springs. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373280

Pocketed spring assembly comprising strings of springs having y-shaped seams and inserts

A bedding or seating product comprises a pocketed spring assembly comprising a plurality of parallel strings of individually pocketed springs. The product may have individual inserts between adjacent strings of springs. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373279

Patient support cover

A cover for a mattress for supporting a patient is adapted to provide a generally smooth top surface over the mattress while still accommodating the movement of portions of the mattress or changes in thickness of the mattress, for example, when turning the patient.. . ...

12/25/14 / #20140373278

Head positioning aids for premature infants

A head positioning aid includes at least one head positioning assistor and at least one securing member. Some head positioning aids include positioning members secured to a headwear member. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373277

Filled bedding articles consisting of more than one filler

The present invention is directed to a bedding article which provides a structured construction for filling with filler material. Specifically, the present invention is directed to a bedding article that incorporates a number of pattern arrangements. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373276

Height adjustable encasement

The present invention is directed to a bedding article which provides a variable mattress encasement. In one particular embodiment of the present invention, the described mattress encasement provides an expansion portion that allows the mattress to expand from an initial height to an expanded height so as to incorporate a larger mattress volume.. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373275

Infant arm securing device

A method and device for securing arms an infant. The device includes a pouch having an open end and a closed end, the pouch configured to receive the infant through the open end, an elongate piece of material with vertical and horizontal axes, a right wing having a right fastener at a distal right end, the right fastener part disposed along the horizontal axis and on the back side of the material; a left wing having a left fastener part at a distal left end, the left fastener part disposed along the horizontal axis and on the front side of the material, the sleeve attaching component including a pair of sleeves symmetrically disposed about the vertical axis, the pair of sleeves including a right sleeve and a left sleeve, the sleeves disposed and configured to respectively retain right and left arms of the infant.. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373274

Cushion and method of use

A cushion for inserting in the legwell between individual seats in rows of seats, for example in a vehicle, is disclosed. The top of the cushion can act as a surface for a user to lie down. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373273

Sheet receiver for patient repositioning system

A sheet receiver for a patient repositioning system includes a housing adapted to be supported at a first end of a bed deck and a pulling device located primarily within an internal compartment of the housing. The housing has an access door adapted to open and to close so as to provide access to the internal compartment via an opening, and the housing also has an elongated slot extending along a first end thereof, and spaced from the opening. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373272

Sofa bed with facilitated opening, particularly with automatic actuation

A sofa bed (1a, 1b) with facilitated opening, particularly with automatic actuation, comprising a fixed framework (2) which defines a compartment (7) for accommodating a mattress (8) that can fold into at least four parts and is supported by at least four movable frames (9, 10, 11, 12), one for each one of the parts of the mattress (8), the first movable frame (9) being associated with the fixed framework (2); the four movable frames (9, 10, 11, 12) are mutually articulated sequentially with respect to each other to define a kinematic chain, with one degree of freedom, which can move between a closed configuration, in which the four movable frames (9, 10, 11, 12) are substantially mutually opposite in pairs so as to define a cage-like structure that encloses the mattress (8) folded into at least four parts, and an open configuration, in which the four movable frames (9, 10, 11, 12) are substantially mutually aligned to define a resting surface on which the unfolded mattress (8) lies; motor means (13) are also provided which are associated with the fixed framework (2) and are functionally connected to the four movable frames (9, 10, 11, 12) for their movement between the open configuration and the closed configuration, the motor means (13) comprising at least one linear actuator (18), which operates along a straight line of action (19) which is substantially parallel to the unfolding direction of the movable frames (9, 10, 11, 12), the linear actuator (18) being pivoted to the fixed frame (2) and being functionally associated with the movable frames (9, 10, 11, 12) by a plurality of levers (24, 26, 29, 32) which are interconnected and are associated with the movable frames (9, 10, 11, 12).. . ...

12/25/14 / #20140373271

Bottom plate structure for installing faucet

A bottom plate structure used for installing a faucet, includes: a bottom plate, with its center provided with an installation hole; an indent slot, formed around perimeter of surface of said bottom plate; and a filling strip, which is of a long strip shape, placed into said indent slot, to form integrally together through over-molding.. . ...

12/25/14 / #20140373270

Opening for a meatl faucet

An improved opening for a metal faucet has an outlet neck having an opening with an outer threaded section at an outer edge and a curved stopping ring at the opening, the stopping ring having a rounded surface at an inner edge. The improved opening for a metal faucet which does not have any sharp edge and provide smooth water flows.. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373269

Splash guard for sink

A splash guard includes a central base having a first linear margin and a second linear margin parallel to the first linear margin, a first wall connected to the central base along the first linear margin, the first wall having an upper portion extending upward from the central base to define a splash shield and having a lower portion extending downward from the central base to engage a host structure, and a second wall connected to the central base along the second linear margin, the second wall extending downward from the central base such that a channel for engaging a host structure is defined by the central base, the lower portion of the first wall, and the second wall.. . ...

12/25/14 / #20140373268

Outside shower assembly

Outside shower assemblies provided herein offer a sleek yet durable outside showers, that are easy, even for a novice and/or non-plumber, to attach in the spring and remove in fall and which hangs flush and securely to the wall. The assemblies comprise: a shower head; a shower valve; an assembly body having openings for the shower head and the shower valve; one or more pipes in fluid communication with the shower valve, each pipe having a fastener for connection to an external water source; and a mounting cleat on the assembly body, the mounting cleat having a contact surface. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373267

Shower curtain and attached shower curtain liner and clips

A shower curtain and series of clips or hooks integral therewith. The clips are single pre-fabricated members including a lower/shower curtain portion and upper/hanger portion. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373266

Automatic head care method and automatic head care system

An automatic head care system capable of reliably caring, such as kneading and washing, or massaging, an entire occipital region with the occipital region securely supported is realized. By a method using an automatic head care system including an occipital region care unit having an occipital region contact unit and a pair of care arms having head contact units, when the care arms care a head except for an occipital region, the occipital region contact unit of the occipital region care unit supports the occipital region, and when the occipital region care unit cares the occipital region, the head contact units of the care arms support the head.. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373265

Automatic head care system and automatic head care method

A person's head is safely and reliably arranged in a proper position inside a bowl of an automatic head care system. In the case where a person's head is supported by a head support and accommodated inside a bowl and then where a pair of arms swing in a forward and rearward direction of the head and rotate in a direction of approaching to or separating away from the head to care the head with a plurality of contacts provided at the arms, an angular position of the swinging of at least one of the arms is controlled so that the arms are arranged in a substantially horizontal direction and then, when a pushing force of the contacts detected by a pressure sensor in the arms arranged in the substantially horizontal direction has reached a first pressure, it is confirmed that the head has been inserted into the bowl.. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373264

Flushing device with odour extraction

A flushing device (1) comprises an extraction device (2) for extracting odours from a sanitary device such as a toilet bowl or a urinal, a cistern (3) for holding flushing water, a fill valve (4) for filling the cistern (3) and a flush unit (5) for providing flushing water, wherein the flush unit (5) comprises a flush valve (6) with an overflow pipe (7) and an actuator element (8) for operating the flush valve (6). The extractor unit comprises a fan (9) for extracting air through an air duct (10), which extends at least partially through the cistern (3), and a filter element (11) for filtering the air, wherein the filter element (11) represents the end of the air duct (10). ...

12/25/14 / #20140373263

Smart toilet systems and methods

A plumbing fixture includes a basin, a plumbing system configured to supply water to the basin, a processing circuit, and a housing containing the plumbing system and the processing circuit. The housing includes ports on the second face allowing access to a digital audio input, the plumbing fixture configured to output audio via a speaker based on the digital audio input. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373262

Tracking drain closure device that rotates between open and closed.

A drain closure device for a vessel such as a bathtub or sink is provided. The drain closure device comprises a stopper fitted with a sealing gasket and equipped with track followers on a vertical post capped with a horizontal stopper, plus a flanged pipe emanating from said stopper that fits to the drainage hole in a vessel. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373261

Decorative toilet bolt cover

A decorative toilet bolt cover is provided that allows users to customize an area of their bathroom that is ordinarily merely utilitarian and dull. Toilet bolts are used to secure toilets to the bathroom floor and are omnipresent, yet there are no options available to decorate these toilet bolts. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373260

Protective element for use in sport

A user wearable article of protective equipment for protecting a portion of a body of the user. The article of protective equipment generally conforms to the portion of the body of the user to be protected when worn by the user. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373259

Protective pad assembly

Protective pad assemblies, which are worn on knees, elbows, shins, hips, and shoulders, and combinations thereof, are disclosed. Garments that accommodate the protective pad assemblies are also disclosed.. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373258

Modular hat with removable face coverage

A modular hat system is disclosed, comprising at least a head covering unit, an ear covering unit that can be removably attached to the head covering unit, and a face covering unit that can be removably attached to either the head covering unit, the ear covering unit, or both. Other modules, such as a scarf, ski goggles, earphones, safety lights, and so on, may also be removably attached.. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373257

Layered protective structures

Protective structures that may be used in various protective gear items, such as helmets and the like. In some embodiments, the protective structure may comprise a layered structure having three distinct layers. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373256

Helmet pads

A head covering or helmet pads are removably attached to the outer surface of an existing sport's helmet. The pads are constructed to conform to the contours of the outer surface of the helmet. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373255

Support device

A support device for transferring at least part of the weight of an earring from an earlobe to a part of the ear that comprises cartilage, the device comprising a first portion (p1′) capable of being attached to the earlobe and a second portion (p2′) protruding from the first portion and capable of when the first portion is attached to the earlobe, extending from the earlobe to attach to the part of the ear comprising cartilage.. . ...

12/25/14 / #20140373254

Method of manufacturing nonslip member made of silicone resin, nonslip member manufactured in the same method, and quarter lining with nonslip member attached thereto

A surface of a nonslip member (1) made of a silicone resin is treated by combustion chemical vapor deposition (2). A two pack urethane-based primer (3) in the molten state is applied to the surface of the nonslip member (1) treated by combustion chemical vapor deposition (2). ...

12/25/14 / #20140373253

Trousers with integrated bowl

Trousers containing an integral lap-mounted bowl, plate, or cupholder, or fastenings for a removable bowl, plate, or drinking vessel to be temporarily affixed to the lap area.. . ...

12/25/14 / #20140373252

Pet hair collector

The present invention relates to pet hair collectors. In some embodiments, the present disclosure relates to a glove having a surface which, due to its specific manufacturing and curing process, provides a tacky surface and additionally develops an electrostatic charge during use that further serves to attract pet hair. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373251

Golf gloves

According to the various features characteristics and embodiments of the present invention which will become apparent as the description thereof proceeds, the present invention provides partially fingered gloves intended to increase the overall performance in sports activities including but limited to golf. Primarily because of its unique finger configurations, and/or grip enhancers, and/or apertures, the present invention makes a glove more operable in various sports activities, including for those who play golf using the conventional interlocking grip.. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373250

Glove with moisture abosrbent applicator layer

There are provided gloves comprising: a top glove portion and a bottom glove portion opposite to the top glove portion. At least one of the top glove portion and the bottom glove portion can be made of an impermeable material. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373249

Garment assembly with deployable seat

A garment assembly includes a garment and a seat. The seat includes a front surface, a rear surface, a first side surface and a second side surface and defines an aperture that extends through the seat from the first side surface to the second side surface. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373248

Thermal energy dissipating garment with scalloped vents

A thermal energy dissipating garment may include a first garment portion having a perimeter defined by at least a first side and a second garment portion having a perimeter defined by at least a vent side. The first garment portion and the second garment portion are discontinuously affixed to each other at defined intervals along a surface of each portion proximate to the first side and the vent side creating a vent seam having a plurality of ducts/scalloped vents for directing air towards a body of a wearer. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373247

Athletic grips

Implementations of an athletic grip are provided. In some implementations, a more durable and adjustable grip that may have a comparable break-in time as handmade grips made of athletic tape is provided. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373246

Article of clothing facilitating its own storage during use

The invention relates to an article of clothing that includes an article of clothing for at least partially covering a portion of the user's body. The article of clothing includes a band positioned in the extension of a portion of the clothing element and adapted to surround the waist or a limb of the user, the band being demarcated by at least one edge with adjustable perimeter, the band forming a wall of a housing surrounding the waist or a limb of the user, the housing being adapted to contain the folded clothing element and to keep it around the waist or a limb of the user.. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373245

Baby burp device

A baby burp device configured to drape over the shoulder of a user is provided. The single-use baby burp device includes a front portion, a rear portion, and a middle portion joining the front portion with the rear portion; wherein the front portion drapes over the chest, the middle portion drapes over the shoulder and the rear portion drapes over the back; wherein each of the front, middle and rear portions comprise a top layer having a top surface, wherein the top surface makes contact with a baby and wherein at least a portion of the top surface is water-proof or water-resistant; and a bottom layer attached to the top layer or a middle layer and having a bottom surface, wherein the bottom surface makes contact with the user; and an adhesive layer disposed on at least a portion of the bottom surface of at least one of the front portion, the rear portion, or the middle portion, wherein the adhesive layer makes contact with the user.. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373244

Hand pad for gripping a lifting device and other devices

A hand protective and padding device and athletic training system for gripping an exercise device, particularly a weight lifting bar, barbell or tension device. The system includes a protective pad covering the palm area and finger loops on the pad through which three fingers extend for an absolute hold between the hand pad and the user's hand. ...

12/25/14 / #20140373243

Garment system

Outerwear garment systems are disclosed having separate components that provide protection from environmental conditions and easy access to protective equipment and accessories for military and non-military uses.. . ...

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12/18/14 / #the present disclosure relates to a system for reducing fuel consumption in an excavator, and more particularly, to a system for reducing fuel consumption in an excavator, which may reduce fuel consumption when an excavator travels.
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12/18/14 / #clasp for a piece of jewellery or wristwatch, including a stretcher like structure with a first housing in which a first push-piece and a second push-piece are moveable on a first bearing surface against an elastic return means, and held by at least one closure plate able to occupy a closure position in a second housing.
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12/18/14 / #a windscreen wiper (2) fitted on said end portion (31) and comprising at least one ramp (10) that is able to channel a cleaning and/or deicing fluid; characterized in that said wiper system (1) comprises:

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12/18/14 / #a transporting pipe (5) for said fluid, which passes at least in part along said rod (30), said pipe (5) helping to channel said fluid towards said ramp (10);

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12/18/14 / #a free movement, arris protection, construction joint has a pair of arris protection members formed complementarily from strips of sheet with a continuous trapezium wave form. a divider one of the members is typically 100 mm deep for a nominal 0.1 m deep slab. the other one is typically 50 mm deep. the members are of steel plate.

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12/18/14 / #a driving arm (3) comprising a rod (30) extended by an end portion (31) that is able to be connected to a windscreen wiper (2);

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12/18/14 / #a connecting means (8) that helps to provide a removable connection between said pipe (5) and said ramp (10) and helping to channel said fluid from said pipe (5) towards said ramp (10);

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12/18/14 / #20140366520

Fluid controller with load sense and flow amplification

A fluid controller includes a valve housing having an inlet port, a return port, first and second control ports and a load sense port. The fluid controller further includes a fluid meter in selective fluid communication with the valve housing and a valve assembly adapted to provide selective fluid communication between the valve housing and the fluid meter. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366519

Hydraulic closed circuit system

A hydraulic closed circuit system using a single rod type hydraulic cylinder prevents hunting of a flushing valve due to a delay in response of the flushing valve and circuit pressure pulsations, thereby preventing a decreasein operability of the hydraulic cylinder. A single rod type hydraulic cylinder is connected to a hydraulic pump via two hydraulic lines. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366518

Hydraulic system of construction machine

The present disclosure relates to a hydraulic system of a construction machine. The hydraulic system of the construction machine includes: an electronic proportional pressure reducing valve configured to control a flow rate, to which a maximum pressure is input as a control current value, and which is set to a minimum flow rate; a gear pump configured to provide pilot operation oil to the epprv; a shuttle valve configured to compare a pressure of first pilot operation oil passing through the epprv and a pressure of a flow rate control signal, and output second pilot operation oil having the greater pressure; a hydraulic pump of which a swash plate angle is controlled by the second pilot operation oil; and a pump control device configured to control a pressure of the epprv to be decreased from a maximum pressure by a predetermined inclination when the flow rate control signal is generated.. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366517

System for reducing fuel consumption in excavator

A technical problem of the present disclosure, which will be achieved, is to provide a system for reducing fuel consumption in an excavator, which may reduce fuel consumption while improving traveling performance of an excavator.. . ...

12/18/14 / #20140366516

Engine apparatus

Provided is an engine apparatus that ensures highly accurate adjustment of the exhaust gas pressure of an exhaust manifold while providing an exhaust gas throttle device with a support structure of increased rigidity. The engine apparatus includes: an engine including the exhaust manifold; and the exhaust gas throttle device to adjust an exhaust gas pressure of the exhaust manifold. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366515

Enhanced diagnostic signal to detect pressure condition of a particulate filter

An exhaust gas treatment system includes a particulate filter to collect particulate matter from exhaust gas flowing therethrough. The particulate filter realizes a pressure thereacross in response to the exhaust gas flow. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366514

Premixer conduit for exhaust aftertreatment system

An exhaust aftertreatment system is disclosed. The exhaust aftertreatment system includes a premixer conduit that defines an exhaust flow path, a baffle disposed in the exhaust flow path, and a reductant injector in fluid communication with the exhaust flow path. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366513

Device for exhaust-gas purification and motor vehicle having the device

A device includes a pipeline section for an exhaust gas flow. The pipeline section has an inlet end, an outlet end, a rectilinear section and a protuberance having an opening for installing a metering device for a liquid additive (in particular urea/water solution) in the rectilinear section. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366512

Conveying unit for a liquid additive for exhaust gas after-treatment, tank for storing liquid additive, motor vehicle having the conveying unit and method for determining a liquid additive quantity in a tank

A conveying unit which can be mounted in a tank for conveying a liquid additive from the tank includes a filling level sensor which can emit and receive waves that are reflected back to the filling level sensor at a surface of liquid in the tank, so that a filling level measurement can be carried out by measuring the transit time of the waves. The conveying unit has at least one additional sensor device or sensor with which it is possible to determine if there is frozen additive in the tank. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366511

Control device for internal combustion engine

A control device for an internal combustion engine includes a scr system disposed in an exhaust passage and a particulate matter sensor disposed downstream of the scr system. The control device applies a particulate matter trapping voltage to the particulate matter sensor, and acquires an output of the particulate matter sensor at a first timing after the start of application of the particulate matter trapping voltage. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366510

Exhaust gas sampling device

An exhaust gas sampling device coupled to an aftertreatment system for treating exhaust gas flowing therethrough. The exhaust gas sampling device comprises an inlet passage, an outlet passage, a sensor passage, and a sensor. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366509

Method for operating an exhaust-gas treatment device having a heater and motor vehicle having the device

A method for operating an exhaust gas treatment device including an electric heater for heating an exhaust gas flow in the exhaust gas treatment device and/or a surface in the exhaust gas treatment device and a feed point for feeding an additive into the exhaust gas treatment device to impinge upon the electric heater, includes supplying additives to the feed point, determining an operational state of the exhaust gas treatment device, in which deposits can impinge upon the electric heater, using at least one state variable, determining a cycle frequency in dependence on the operating state when the operating state lies in a predetermined operating state range, and cyclically activating and deactivating the electric heater using the determined cycle frequency when the determined operating state lies in the predetermined operating state range. A motor vehicle having the exhaust-gas treatment device is also provided.. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366508

Water injection for catalyst oxygen reduction and temperature control during transient events

Methods and systems are provided for injecting water based on duration of cylinder deactivation, and exhaust catalyst temperature during an engine cylinder deactivation event so as to reduce an exhaust catalyst regeneration requirement following the cylinder deactivation, and to prevent catalyst degradation.. . ...

12/18/14 / #20140366507

Diesel engine with in-cylinder soot and nox control using water or aqueous injection

A method of controlling emissions in the exhaust gas of a diesel engine, the engine having one or more combustion cylinders that each generates a combustion jet having a soot region. A water injector is operable to inject a spray of water or aqueous solution into the combustion jet, specifically toward the area of highest soot concentration. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366506

System and method for a movable exhaust aftertreatment device in an internal combustion engine

The present application relates to an exhaust-gas aftertreatment device and to a method for exhaust-gas aftertreatment. According to one aspect of the present application, the exhaust-gas aftertreatment device has, in the exhaust manifold of the internal combustion engine, a filter passage with, for the exhaust-gas stream, a through-path that is variably adjustable over time during the operation of the exhaust-gas aftertreatment device.. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366505

Continuous ignition systems

A head assembly for an ignition system includes a head block and a plurality of igniters seated in the head block. The head block has an issue aperture and defines an issue axis, and is configured and adapted for sealably coupling with an igniter combustion chamber. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366504

Gasification furnace, gasification power plant, and method of preventing blockage of slag hole in gasification furnance

An object is to prevent blockage of a slag hole with char and slag, enabling stable operation of a gasification furnace. In a configuration in which a heat exchanger (20) is provided above a coal gasification portion (10), the diameters (d1, d3) of the slag hole (16) and the throat portion (17) are set to three times or more the pitch (st) of rows of heat exchange tubes (21). ...

12/18/14 / #20140366503

Spinning nozzle and spinning station of an air-jet spinning machine fitted therewith

The invention relates to a spinning nozzle for an air-jet spinning machine which is used for producing a thread (2) from a fiber sliver (3), wherein the spinning nozzle (1) has a base body (4) with an internal turbulence chamber (5), wherein the spinning nozzle (1) has an inlet opening (6) for the fiber sliver (3) which enters the turbulence chamber (5) in a transport direction when the air-jet spinning machine is operating, wherein a fiber guide channel (7) for guiding the fiber sliver (3) entering the inlet opening is provided between the inlet opening and the turbulence chamber (5), wherein the spinning nozzle (1) has a thread-forming element (8) which extends at least partially into the turbulence chamber (5) and has an inlet mouth (9) as well as an adjoining take-off channel (10) for the thread (2) in the transport direction, and wherein the spinning nozzle (1) has air nozzles (11) which are directed into the turbulence chamber (5) and which open out into the turbulence chamber (5) in the region of a wall (12) which encompasses the turbulence chamber (5). According to the invention, it is provided that, the spinning nozzle (1) has an extension piece (13) which is releasably fixed to the base body (4) in the region of the inlet opening (6), wherein the fiber guide channel (7) adjoining the inlet opening (6) is formed at least partially by a channel section (14) of the extension piece (13). ...

12/18/14 / #20140366502

Swath roller with controlled anchoring force

A swath roller apparatus is adapted to be attached to a swather, where the swather is operative to cut standing crop plants and lay cut plants in a swath as the swather moves along the ground in an operating travel direction. A drum is rotatably attached to an axle that is adapted to be movably attached to a rear portion of the swather such that the axle is oriented substantially horizontally and perpendicular to the operating travel direction, and such that the drum moves up and down and rolls along a top of the swath exerting a downward anchoring force on the swath. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366501

Electric power mower

An electric wheeled apparatus comprises a main body, at least one wheel supported by the main body in a rotatable manner; an electric motor configured to apply torque to the at least one wheel, a battery interface configured to removably receive at least one battery pack which is originally designed as a power source of an electric power tool, and an electric circuit unit configured to electrically connect the at least one battery pack attached to the battery interface with the electric motor.. . ...

12/18/14 / #20140366500

Rechopper

A rechopper for chopped crop includes first and second rollers having axially parallel rotational axes, peripheral surfaces disposed opposite one another delimiting a comminution gap and truncated-cone shaped sections. The truncated cone-shaped sections have a base surface (g, g′), a top surface (d, d′) and peripheral surfaces extending at a slant relative to the rotational axis of the respective roller. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366499

Chlorine bypass device

The present invention provides a chlorine bypass device which can cool exhaust gas quickly by mixing extracted exhaust gas with cooling air at high efficiency, thereby produce fine chloride dust, and increase dust recovery efficiency. In the present invention, a cooling pipe 21 adapted to cause cooling air to flow into an extraction pipe 20 adapted to extract part of exhaust gas from an exhaust gas pipe is formed by an annular revolving portion 22 and an introducing portion 23, the revolving portion 22 includes an inner pipe 24 and outer pipe 25 configured to be cylindrical in shape and adapted to surround an outer wall of the extraction pipe via a gap, the introducing portion 23 is defined by a reduced-diameter pipe 28 joined at a first end to the outer pipe of the revolving portion 22 and joined at a second end to the outer wall of the extraction pipe 20, the second end being reduced in diameter compared to the first end, a cooling air duct 27 from the blower is connected to the revolving portion 22 so as to introduce the cooling air in a circumferential direction of the revolving portion 22, and a flow inlet 29 adapted to cause the cooling air from the introducing portion 23 to flow into the extraction pipe is formed over an entire circumference of the outer wall of the extraction pipe 20.. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366498

Local air cleaning apparatus

A local air cleaning apparatus (1) is provided with push hoods (2, 3) having an air flow opening face (23) for blowing out a cleaned uniform air flow and a pair of guides (4, 5) provided on sides of the push hoods (2, 3) having the air flow opening faces (23), the guides (4, 5) extending from the sides thereof having the air flow opening faces (23) toward downstream sides of the uniform air flows to form opening faces (41, 51) at downstream-side end portions of the guides. The push hoods (2, 3) are arranged such that the respective air flow opening faces (23) are opposed to each other. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366497

Air filtration module for coated seed planters

An air filtration module has a filter cartridge that contains a filter media to filter out and contain current seed treatment products that contain neonicotinoids. The module takes the place of the porous seed container wall through which compressed air is discharged out the seed hopper air discharge chute. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366496

Filters, mounts and methods of mounting filters

A bracket to mount a filter in an exhaust hood includes clip portion, a restraint portion, and a support portion. The clip portion includes a first wall and a second wall that are substantially parallel to each other with a space formed therebetween. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366495

Cyclonic separating apparatus

A cyclonic separating apparatus comprising a first cyclonic separating unit and, downstream from the first cyclonic separating unit, a second cyclonic separating unit comprising a plurality of cyclones arranged fluidly in parallel about a first axis and a dust collector arranged to receive dust from each of the plurality of cyclones. Each of the plurality of cyclones in the second cyclonic separation unit comprise a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet, the plurality of cyclones being divided into at least a first set of cyclones and a second set of cyclones, the fluid inlets of the first set of cyclones arranged in a first group and the fluid inlets of the second set of cyclones arranged in a second group spaced along said axis from the first group. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366494

Filter with a replaceable filter insert

A fluid filter with a housing, a releasable cover, and a replaceable filter having a filter body and two end discs. The filter is plugged onto a housing pipe and a locking ring is guided on the pipe, preloaded in a push-out direction. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366493

Filter apparatus

A filter apparatus including: a casing including, in a sealed space provided therein, a fluid inflow chamber, a filtration chamber and a drain chamber; a filter element provided inside the filtration chamber to let a fluid pass therethrough from inside to outside to perform filtration; a backwash slide member movably provided inside the filter element and removing trapped matter adhering to an inner circumferential surface of the filter element by an inward flow generated by a difference in pressure inside and outside the filter element at the time of backwashing; a backwash pipe that lets the inward flow flow toward the drain chamber; an actuation cylinder that lets the fluid from the backwash pipe flow toward the drain chamber; and a fluid flowing unit allowing a fluid to flow, enabling a piston member to move inside the actuation cylinder.. . ...

12/18/14 / #20140366492

Aseptic distribution system method using refillable containers

The present invention is a marketing and distribution method for introducing and maintaining refillable containers for personal care products such as cosmetics, creams, lotions, and sprays. The refillable container is refilled at local refill stations at stores, kiosks, vending machines, and the like, to eliminate the need for new packaging with each purchase. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366491

Storage of ampoules containing pharmaceutical formulations using a sealed container comprising an oxygen scavenger

Ampoules made of plastics material and containing 0.5 to 5 ml of a pharmaceutical formulation are sealed, together with an oxygen scavenger, within a pouch.. . ...

12/18/14 / #20140366490

Funnel component and manufacturing method for manufacturing packaging container using funnel component

A funnel component is manufactured by the following processes: forming a first intermediate product that is tapered, by rolling the blank material; forming a second intermediate product by folding back and welding a narrow opening side portion of the first intermediate product; forming a third intermediate product having the side wall portion by folding the wide opening side portion of the second intermediate product back outward; forming a cylindrical discharge portion forming the narrow opening side portion, a first tapered portion that connects to the discharge portion and has a tapered shape, and a second tapered portion that has a tapered shape having a taper angle less than the first tapered portion, by performing a drawing process on the third intermediate product.. . ...

12/18/14 / #20140366489

Device and method for dispensing and packing solid substances

The invention relates to a device which accommodates a series of feeder units arranged for selectively discharging an amount of solid substances from one or more feeder units for packing. The device includes a holding device provided with an array of feeder positions arranged adjacently in a plane, a collection frame arranged below the holding device including a series of collection trays for capturing discharged solid substances from the feeder units and each collection tray includes an output opening, and a packing unit arranged below the collection frame for collecting the captured solid substances from the output opening of a tray and packing the substances. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366488

Device and method for shrinking a shrink film onto a stack of goods

The invention relates to a device for shrinking a shrink film (1) onto a stack of goods (2), wherein a shrink frame (3) is provided, which can be moved on the stack of goods and which surrounds the stack of goods while the shrink film is shrunk on. The shrink frame has a plurality of heating apparatuses distributed over the perimeter of the shrink frame for heating the shrink film for the shrinking process. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366487

Container sleeving method and device

The present invention relates to a container sleeving method for arranging sleeves around a plurality of containers, the method includes: transporting an array of containers past a sleeve discharge unit; arranging a sleeve of heat shrinkable foil around a container passing by the sleeve discharge unit by shooting the sleeve from the sleeve discharge unit towards the container; detecting whether the sleeve has been correctly arranged around the container; and, if the sleeve has not been arranged correctly around the container, continue transporting one or more containers along the sleeve discharge unit and discontinue shooting one or more sleeves towards the containers.. . ...

12/18/14 / #20140366486

Glove bag manifold for aseptic assembling of radiopharmaceutical filling units

This invention relates to the filling or dispensing of radiopharmaceuticals in sample vials. Radiopharmaceuticals must be dispensed in a cleanroom environment according to cgmp regulations. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366485

Skin antiseptic applicator and methods of making and using the same

The invention relates to applicators for applying a solution or other composition (e.g., an antiseptic composition) to skin of a patient. The applicator may include a container body having a proximal end, a distal end, and a frangible member disposed at the distal end of the body. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366484

Packaging in flexible material for food products to be consumed after heating in the oven

Packaging (10) in flexible material, comprising a supporting base (11) wherefrom two opposite side walls (12) rise up, each one sealed to a half-perimeter (13) of the base (11) and sealed one to the other along respective side edges (14) and along the upper edge with a head sealing (16), characterised in that in an intermediate area of the packaging (10) at least one continuous transverse sealing (17) is provided, suitable for dividing the interior of the packaging (10) into two separate chambers, a lower chamber (20) and an upper chamber (21), suitable for containing two different components of a product to be heated and brought into contact at the time of consumption, said transverse sealing (17) being such as to open when a certain pressure is reached in said lower chamber (20), thus forming a single chamber inside the packaging (10).. . ...

12/18/14 / #20140366483

Insulating container

The current invention relates to an insulating container comprising a vessel and a wrap, wherein the vessel comprises one or more protrusions matched to corresponding recesses, wherein the protrusions have a substantially consistent wall thickness, wherein the wrap and the protrusions cooperate to form one or more void spaces between the wall and the wrap, thereby providing insulating properties to the container.. . ...

12/18/14 / #20140366482

Anchor fastener repair system and method

The invention could be a repair system and method for re-securing doors to their respective door frames when a screw fastener that originally used to secure the door to the respective door frame no longer engages and secures to the screw fastener's original screw hole in the door or frame, comprising a fastener anchor comprising a double open-ended hollow cylinder having a threaded exterior side and a hollow interior, the hollow interior forming a threaded lengthwise center channel that is continuously connected to the two open ends, one open end being tapered while the remaining other open end being shaped to receive a portion of a rotating instrument; a securing fastener having a threaded portion that can removably engage the threaded lengthwise center channel; wherein the threaded exterior side is capable of engaging and securing to the respective screw hole after the screw hole has been enlarged.. . ...

12/18/14 / #20140366481

Automated construction machinery and method

An automated block or brick construction apparatus is provided by adapting a base transport assembly with a specialized working platform for brick, block and mortar. The working platform houses at least one robotic arm to accurately position mortar and block or brick in place on a wall construction. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366480

Thermal insulation products for insulating buildings and other enclosed environments

High-efficiency thermal insulation products and methods for use thereof for use in insulating buildings, residential homes, and other enclosed environments. In one arrangement, a thermal insulation product includes a substantially gas-impermeable envelope having first and second opposing surfaces and a sealed interior portion between the first and second opposing surfaces, a support material within the sealed interior portion of the gas-impermeable envelope, and at least about 2 grams of a liquid per liter of a total volume of the sealed interior portion within the sealed interior portion. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366479

Clamps for panels

The present application discloses improvements to support clamps for panels of glass and the like. An arrangement of two clamping halves (9000) each having a clamping surface (9001) and a locating component (9070) interlocking the two halves. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366478

Bridgelike support structure made of fireproof ceramic bricks

The invention relates to a bridge-like supporting structure made of fireproof ceramic stones, wherein two outer, end bearing stones have a largely horizontal step on the inner side of the outer, end bearing stones and a keystone arranged between the two bearing stones has at least one corresponding step on the two outer sides of the keystone. By means of said structure, thermal expansions can be better compensated.. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366477

Vertical joint system and associated surface covering system

A vertical joint system for substrates is formed with joints jm and jf which engaged by relative motion in a direction perpendicular to major surfaces and of the substrate. The joints are configured to enable relative rotation of up to 3 degrees (i.e. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366476

Mechanical locking of floor panels with a flexible bristle tongue

Floor panels which are provided with a mechanical locking system including a displaceable tongue in a displacement groove. The tongue is moulded and provided with bendable protrusions. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366475

Panel

A panel, with a horizontally and vertically active locking system, allows two of such floor panels to be connected to each other at their sides by providing one of these floor panels, by means of a downward movement, in the other panel. The vertically active locking element comprises a locking element in the form of an insert. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366474

Self supportive panel system

A self supporting panel system used to fabricate ceilings, floors, walls, or roofs. The panel system is assembled from a plurality of panels, each having a core that is sandwiched between opposing plate members. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366473

Fastening of a corrugated sheet in a roof construction or wall construction

A corrugated sheet in a roof construction or wall construction is fastened to an underlying support structure by a screw extending through the sheet or wall construction and into the support structure. The screw includes a head, a washer, and a threading. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366472

Movement joint

The wave form is comprised of flanges extending in the length of the joint and of webs angled to the flanges and the length of the joint. The flanges are spaced on opposite sides of a mid-plane of the joint. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366471

Concrete masonry unit blocks with dimensional lumber pockets and assemblies of blocks and lumber

Concrete masonry unit blocks with recesses providing pockets sized to receive dimensional lumber components, enabling easy design and fabrication of block and lumber assemblies, typically using construction adhesive to bond the blocks to each other. Various dimensions and shapes of blocks are possible, as well as numerous shapes and sizes of pocket-forming recesses in the blocks. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366470

Above-deck roof venting article

A roofing system and article for installation on a roof deck. The roofing article includes a body having an upper portion and an underside. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366469

Exterior mounted window treatment system and window assembly including the same

A window assembly includes a window frame and an exterior window treatment system mounted to the window frame. The exterior window treatment system has a treatment storage housing configured to receive an exterior window treatment movable between a stored position within the treatment storage housing and a deployed position extending from the treatment storage housing. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366468

Window system having flexible means for mounting

The window system has a substantially rectangular frame structure having four corner sections (1b) and being adapted to be installed in a roof structure and a bracket arrangement comprising a set of bracket units (6b), each bracket unit including a base element (10b) mounted at each corner section of the frame structure. Each bracket unit furthermore comprises at least one supplemental element (20b,40b) adapted to be detachably connected to said base element. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366467

Non-slip surfaces and methods for creating same

Disclosed are surface sections for creating a non-slip or minimal slippage surface. The surface section includes a plate, a plurality of plate apertures, at least one elevator, a plurality of pegs, and a plurality of couplers to couple the pegs to the plate. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366466

Solar energy collecting systems and methods

In accordance with various exemplary embodiments, solar energy shade structures and methods of design and revenue generation are disclosed. These systems comprise structures capable of supporting solar panel at heights greater than 18 feet above their mounting surface. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366465

Stand for supporting solar panels on a flat roof

A stand for supporting solar panels on a flat roof is disclosed. The stand has a foot part, which has a base plate for support on the flat roof, and a head part, which has a support area for solar panels, wherein the head part and the foot part are two separate parts. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366464

Roof integrated photovoltaic system

A roof integrated photovoltaic system includes a plurality of photovoltaic panels each having a right end, a left end, a front edge, and a back edge. A right end coupler is secured to the right ends of at least some of the photovoltaic panels and a left end coupler is secured to the left ends of at least some of the photovoltaic panels. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366463

Anchor pier for manufactured building

An anchor pier for supporting a manufactured building, in which the anchor pier includes having a shaft with a connector and a helical flight proximate a driving tip, with a brace member attached to the connector and to the manufactured building with a connector, to transfer loading between the manufactured building and the ground. A method of supporting a manufactured building is disclosed.. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366462

Storm shelters

The present disclosure describes and underground storm shelter that has a housing with at least one side wall and a floor, and the side wall and the floor create an interior cavity and an opening to the interior cavity. Further, the housing is supported by a frame coupled thereto. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366461

Precision height adjustable flooring substrate support sytem

A precision height and slope adjustable flooring substrate system for providing a truly planar array of fiber reinforced polymer structural panels so as to form a lightweight deck surface for the attachment of a surfacing material, such as a quarried stone, tile, concrete paver of the like to the top of the panel, providing a water proof stone deck surface that maintains the integrity of the underlying deck structure and can be precisely leveled without requiring substantial structural support. The system utilizes various interconnected plates, spacers, adapters and stanchions to achieve the correct height and slope compensation to achieve a truly horizontal, planar deck for the structural panel. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366460

Agricultural spray boom

An improved agricultural spray boom having a primary section, a secondary section and a break away section is provided. The primary section has a top extrusion having a web and two tubes, each tube having a heat sink and a wing. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366459

Personal storm shelter

A personal storm shelter has a cover, pillar support, and a tensioning device. When a locking lever is moved in a downward motion or into a closed position, it puts the tensioning device in tension and locks said cover portion to the ground by way of an anchoring support. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366458

Abrasive tools and methods of forming the same

An abrasive tool is provided that may include a body, which may include abrasive particles contained within a bond material. The abrasive particles may be a super abrasive material. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366457

Abrasive tools and methods of forming the same

An abrasive tool is provided that may include a body, which may include abrasive particles contained within a bond material. The abrasive particles may be a super abrasive material. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366456

Method for laser cutting polycrystalline diamond structures

Methods of laser cutting polycrystalline diamond tables and polycrystalline diamond compacts are disclosed. Laser cutting of the polycrystalline diamond table provides an alternative to electrical-discharge machining (“edm”), grinding with a diamond wheel, or lapping with a diamond wheel. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366455

Combined flood proof door and window

A flood proof door and window unit includes a sealing flange around at least a portion of the perimeter of the door. A flood proof window is positioned within a cut out formed in the door. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366454

Aircraft galley cart bay door

An aircraft galley cart bay door includes a door main structure having an inwardly facing peripheral inner edge with an inner surface, and a surface seal on the inner surface of the inwardly facing peripheral inner edge of the inner wall. A substantial majority of the main structure of the door is formed from a high strength molded carbon fiber composite material. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366453

Panel attachment system and a method of using the same

A panel attachment system comprises a panel and a casing. The panel has one fixed mount bracket, and at least one sliding mount bracket. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366452

Roof window with a covering fastening device

A roof window (1) comprising a frame (2) with a top member (5), a bottom member (6) and two side members (7, 8) defining a frame plane, and a sash (3) having a top member (9), a bottom member (10) and two side members (11, 12) defining a sash plane, the sash (3) being connected to the frame (2) by a pivot hinge (200) provided between the side members (7, 11; 8, 12) of the frame (2) and sash (3), respectively, the roof window (1) further comprising a covering (217, 201) and at least one fastening device (208, 209) for fastening the covering (217, 201) to the roof window (1). The at least one fastening device comprises a male (208) and a female (209) part arranged one on the covering (217, 201) and the other on the roof window (1) and adapted for mutual snap locking engagement.. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366451

Weatherstrip assembly having a removable retaining member

The subject invention provides for a weatherstrip assembly for sealing between a frame and a closure member of a vehicle. The assembly includes a trim portion having a body and a flange extending from the body. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366450

Opening and closing apparatus

An opening and closing apparatus includes: a drive unit provided in an opening and closing body which is openably and closeably attached to a main body, and opening and closing the opening and closing body with respect to the main body by driving the opening and closing body using electric power; a secondary energy storage device provided in the opening and closing body and electrically connected to the drive unit in such a manner that the secondary energy storage device can be inductively charged and can supply electric power to the drive unit; and an electric power receiving coil provided in the opening and closing body so as to be capable of facing an electric power transmitting coil which is provided on the main body, and is electrically connected to a primary energy storage device installed on the main body, and electrically connected to the secondary energy storage device.. . ...

12/18/14 / #20140366449

Door opening and closing apparatus

A door opening and closing apparatus including a lock mechanism that is configured to hold the door in a fully closed state, and that has an engaging member which engages with a lock member provided in the door when in the fully closed state. A link mechanism having a plurality of link members is configured to be able to undergo deformation into a linear state and a bent state, and restricts rotation of the engaging member by being brought into the linear state. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366448

Device for opening a panel, in particular a glass panel, on a sales counter

A device for opening a panel on a sales counter which includes a basic structure. The panel is arranged on the front side of the sales counter. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366447

Fluidized-bed gasification method and facility therefor

Provided are a fluidized-bed combustion furnace 1, a separator 8 for separation into bed material 11 and an exhaust gas, a fluidized-bed gasification furnace 40 into which the bed material 11 is introduced through a downcomer 46 and into which raw material is introduced, a circulation passage for circulating char and the bed material 11 to the combustion furnace 1, a dispersion section 43 extending along a width of a bed-material-introduction-side wall 41 of the gasification furnace 40 to receive the bed material 11 from the downcomer, fluidizing-gas introduction means 47 for blowing fluidizing gas into the dispersion section 43 to fluidize the bed material 11 in the section 43, and a supply section 48 for supplying the bed material 11 in the dispersion section 43 to the fluidized-bed gasification furnace 40 substantially evenly throughout the width on the bed-material-introduction side.. . ...

12/18/14 / #20140366446

Methods and systems for gas separation

Systems and methods for gas separation are disclosed. In one exemplary embodiment, a method for gas separation includes the steps of contacting a feed gas stream that includes a product gas and an impurity gas with a liquid-phase absorption solvent and absorbing the impurity gas and a portion of the product gas of the feed gas stream into the liquid-phase absorption solvent. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366445

Seed incubator

My invention, the “seed incubator” is a new and unique way of propagating seeds without the use of electricity or mechanical components. Gravity is used to create a micro climate within the growing chamber with the adjustment of air flow located at the top and mid section of the chamber. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366444

Propagation container for plants and propagation plate having several such propagation containers

The present disclosure relates to a propagation container comprising a circumferential wall, which bounds at least two cavities arranged next to one another, each cavity having a center longitudinal axis and the cavities being open to each other along part of the lateral circumferential surface thereof, wherein each cavity has an upper access opening and a bottom, between which upper access opening and bottom of each cavity run at least two retaining ribs that extend substantially vertically and are spaced from each other in the circumferential direction, which retaining ribs protrude radially from the circumferential wall into the associated cavity and define a cylindrical or conical frustrum-shaped accommodating opening centered at the center longitudinal axis of the associated cavity, and the mutual distance of the center longitudinal axes is dimensioned in such a way that the lateral circumferential surfaces of the accommodating openings touch or overlap.. . ...

12/18/14 / #20140366443

Method and apparatus for automated horticulture and agriculture

A method and system for continuous automated growing of plants utilizes production lines each comprising a number of growth sections, each growth section comprising multiple horizontal transport levels, each level of each section having a source of light and liquid nutrient, and plant growing trays which move horizontally into, along and out of each transport level; whereby each subsequent growth section has a greater length than the previous section to receive a greater number of growing trays than the previous section so that as plants grow, the number of plants per growing tray is decreased but the number of plants per growth section remains constant. A group of plants is thereby broken out into an ever greater number of trays as it proceeds through the growing sections from germination to harvest, with the ability to simultaneously start the growth cycle for additional crops.. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366442

Apparatus to cultivate plants

This disclosure teaches an apparatus for cultivating plants that reduces the amount of lost water and increases the amount of water in the soil.. . ...

12/18/14 / #20140366441

Vegetative propagation of soybean plants in a hydroponic environment

The present invention is directed to a method of clonally propagating crop plant material in a hydroponic environment. The methods are useful for evaluating transgenic crop plants following transformation or expanding the number of genetically identical plants and seed generated therefrom. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366440

Method for producing clone seedlings

A shoot of a plant is cultivated under the presence of glutathione, so that the shoot is rooted. It is possible to cultivate the shoot under the presence of glutathione by use of a rooting medium including glutathione or by contacting a solution including glutathione with the shoot. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366439

Apparatuses, systems and methods for enhancing plant growth

Nanoparticles (nps) may be used to transform the energy of harmful or less useful wavelengths into beneficial and more useful wavelengths of light for a multitude of purposes including, for example, promotion of photosynthesis, enhancing germination timing, enhancing bloom timing. In one embodiment, a greenhouse structure may include nanoparticles embedded in a glass or plastic panel, or may include nanoparticles disposed on a surface of such a panel, to alter the wavelength of available light to a desired wavelength in order to alter an event associated with plant life contained within the greenhouse structure. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366438

Irrigation device

An irrigation device having a flexible container for holding water while delivering the water directly into the soil with the irrigation device having a filler neck to facilitate filling and inhibit backflow therethrough with a cap that can quickly seal the filler neck after the irrigation device is filled and a handhold useable to hold the filler neck in an elevated condition during the filling and closing of the flexible container.. . ...

12/18/14 / #20140366437

Plant support assembly

A base component and a plurality of plant support components interconnect in various combinations to form an organically configured, size adjustable plant support structure for a growing plant. The base component with spaced root-like stakes planted in the soil supports multiple components each having a central vertical trunk-like structure and extending limb-like and branch-like supports forming a tree-like configuration. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366436

Pot-securing apparatus and method of use thereof

A pot support adapted to be secured on the ground for receiving and maintaining a pot therein in a desired position in respect with the ground is presented. The pot support comprising including a ground-securing member adapted to secure the pot support to the ground. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366435

Method and device for protecting tomato plants

A device for protecting a plant including: a caged frame, where the caged frame includes spikes; a series of horizontal rods extending across a back side and a front side of the frame; a series horizontal rods extending the sides of the frame; a vertical rods extending vertically up each of the frame; and a plastic wrap, where the wrap fits around the caged frame. The spikes provide a mechanism to penetrate the ground and to secure the frame around a plant. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366434

Apparatus and method for managing crop growth

Disclosed herein are an apparatus and method for managing the growth of crops by individually monitoring the growth state of crops produced in a greenhouse or plant factory. The crop growth management apparatus includes a weight measurement unit configured to measure the weight of a crop that is being grown using the tension of a support string connected to the crop, a crop growth and development management unit configured to determine whether or not the growth and development state of the crop or the weight of the crop is proper based on the measured weight of the crop, and an environment control unit configured to locally control a crop cultivation environment based on a result of the determination regarding whether or not the growth and development state of the crop or the weight of the crop is proper.. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366433

Coal deactivation treatment device

A coal deactivation treatment device for deactivating of coal by means of a treatment gas that is a mixture of air and nitrogen gas is provided with, among other things: a treatment column inside of which coal flows from the top to the bottom; treatment gas feed means, and the like, for feeding treatment gas to the inside of the treatment column; humidifying heaters for heating and humidifying the treatment gas such that the treatment gas fed to the inside of the treatment column can maintain a relative humidity of 35% or greater, even at 95° c.; a temperature sensor and a control device for adjusting the temperature inside the treatment column such that the inside of the treatment column is maintained at a relative humidity of 35% or greater and a temperature of 95° c. Or lower.. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366432

Process flow sheet for pre-treatment of high ash coal to produce clean coal

A process for treating coal to obtain lower ash content coal including: (i) pretreating high ash coal in a pretreatment unit with ultrasonic waves or microwaves, (ii) forming a slurry of coal fines in a solvent solution including n-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (nmp) and one of ethylenediamine (eda) or monoethanolamine (mea), (iii) maintaining said slurry in a refluxed condition at a temperature of about 170-190° c. For a period of about 15 minutes to 2 hours; (iv) separating the refluxed slurry into two parts consisting of extract and residue by coarse filtration, (v) recovering up to 85% of the solvent solution by evaporation of the extract to form a concentrated extract, (v) precipitating the coal by adding water to the concentrated extract, (vi) separating the coal from the water-extract solution by filtration, and (vii) recovering the rest of the solvent by distillation of the water-extract solution.. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366431

Method for reforming coal using palm residue

Provided is a method of economically modifying low rank coal (lrc) to be high grade coal having minimized water re-absorption and minimized spontaneous ignition possibility while saving energy by coating heavy oil directly on coal without using solvent oil. Provides is a method of modifying coal using palm oil residue, including milling the coal, homogenously mixing the palm oil residue with the milled coal, melting the palm oil residue mixed with the coal so as to be coated on a surface of the coal, and simultaneously drying moisture in the coal, cooling the dried coal, and briquetting the cooled coal.. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366430

Decorative candle and method

A decorative molded candle and method of making the candle is disclosed in which coloring agents are limited to the outer peripheral surface of the candle.. . ...

12/18/14 / #20140366429

Apparatus for pest control

The present invention relates to an apparatus for pest control; and to the use of said apparatus for pest control. The apparatus comprises a hollow station forming at least one entrance for the pests to be controlled; a pheromone of a pest to be controlled; and a contact pesticide for the pests to be controlled, said contact pesticide being provided inside said hollow station, and the hollow station being designed to prevent the pests from remaining within said hollow station without expenditure of energy.. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366428

Trap for flying insects, the use of said trap and corresponding manufacturing method

A method distinguishes electrical signals corresponding to an activation or deactivation of a single electrical power consuming device from an electrical signal that supplies electricity to multiple electrical power consuming devices has been developed. The method includes generating signatures corresponding to activation and deactivation of a plurality of electrical devices from a transformation of an electrical power signal using sparse deconvolution to cluster and then identify the activation and deactivation of one of the plurality of electrical devices.. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366427

Hose holder and method

Hose holder for a boat, or for another object upon which contact with a hose is undesirable, is a shaped rigid rod provided with a means for suspending the rod close to its midpoint, the shape created by bending each end of the rod into a helix. The rod is smaller in diameter than a common garden hose. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366426

Line light

A line light provides a disc shaped battery carrying, in electrical connectivity, two parallel electrically conductive tubes, one tube on each battery pole. A line tube is carried adjacent and parallel to one electrically conductive tube. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366425

Sight

A sight includes a power-changed unit and a bullet impact correction unit. The power-changed unit includes an outer barrel, a rotary frame disposed around the outer barrel, a frame screw disposed in the rotary frame, and a resilient member disposed between the outer barrel and the frame screw. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366424

Sight level for firearm

Disclosed herein are several embodiments of a level indicator for a firearm that is configured to be repositioned from a home position, generally above the barrel of the firearm, to an extended position, generally above and to the side of the barrel of the firearm. Several different mounting apparatuses are also disclosed, as well as variations of adjustment mechanisms.. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366423

Adjustable shooting rail device

An adjustable shooting rail device retrofittable to a conventional hunting stand or hunting blind. The device includes an adjustment mechanism having an actuator that is pivotally secured between a shooting rail and a vertical member of the hunting stand. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366422

Firearm safety system

A firearm safety system as well as a method associated with the firearm safety system capable of preventing a firearm from firing is described. By incorporating a control module into firearms, the presence by the firearm may be detected by a detecting device receiving signals sent by the control module. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366421

System and methods for firearm safety enhancement

The present invention relates to system and methods for providing enhanced firearm safety by utilizing an electronic firearm locking device present in the firearm, in communication with a mobile application of a wireless mobile communication device and a remote firearm management server that provides five levels of safety for selective and dynamic enabling and disabling of the firearm based on real time situations along with several value added features.. . ...

12/18/14 / #20140366420

Wireless safety trigger system and trigger assembly

A wireless network assembly incorporates a system that may involve an adapted trigger and wireless safety trigger assembly within firearms to add safety features; the scope and ideals include but are not limited to its intent to replace current triggers from manufactures and also be a separately sold weapons accessory; the communication system and methods used between and within wireless networks and newly designed and adapted trigger and wireless safety trigger assemblies, form the invention; the user may allow the wireless safety trigger to automatically disable the weapon when it receives a predetermined signal; the user may also allow the wireless safety trigger to automatically disable the weapon when it is no longer receiving a predetermined signal; the user may also predetermine a series of movements with the firearm to enable the weapon.. . ...

12/18/14 / #20140366419

Firearm locking assembly

A firearm locking assembly combines a firearm and a locked safety assembly and is configured to allow owner and deny non-owner use. The assembly allows owner unencumbered use without an alarm sounding. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366418

Trigger mechanism

A trigger mechanism includes a hammer, and a trigger disconnector assembly including a trigger body having a trigger nose, and a disconnector having a disconnector hook. A reset lever is mounted for movement between open and closed positions. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366417

Magazine shell of a universal magazine of multiple caliber compatibility for firearms

Various embodiments of a magazine for a firearm are described. In one aspect, a magazine for a firearm may include a magazine shell having a first end, a second end opposite the first end, and a plurality of sidewalls between the first end and the second end. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366416

Point of purchase display

A point of purchase display for coupling to a commercial product on display at a retail store. The point of purchase display includes a flexible and wrinkle-resistant sheet material having indicia displayed thereon and at least one coupling member for coupling the sheet material to the commercial product. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366415

Produce wash label

A dissolvable produce washing label includes a dissolvable facestock impregnated with a produce cleanser; an adhesive layer; and a coating to seal and protect from water and humidity. When rubbed and washed with water by the end user the top coating wears and breaks to expose the dissolvable substrate, thereby dissolving the facestock and releasing the produce wash.. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366414

Pad of labels having an accordion-like appearance for use on store shelves in a retail environment

A pad of labels and labels for use on store shelves in a retail environment. The pad of labels include labels with adhesive strips applied to a bottom surface of each label and a top laminate layer with a release coating applied to the top surface of each label. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366413

Pad of labels and labels for use on store shelves in a retail environment

A pad of labels and labels for use on store shelves in a retail environment. The pad of labels include labels with adhesive strips applied to a bottom surface of each label and a top laminate layer with a release coating applied to the top surface of each label. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366412

Page-turning device and document camera system

A page-turning device turning a page of a book includes a sticking part, an arm part and a first drive unit. The sticking part sticks to the page of the book being opened. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366411

Sign plate

A sign plate 1 includes a plate-shaped metal plate 2 having a a slot 23 which penetrates from the front surface 21 toward the back surface 22, an rfid inlay 3 arranged on the front surface 21 of the metal plate 2 so as to straddle the slot 23, and a retroreflective sheeting 4 arranged on the front surface 21 of the metal plate 2 and having a mirror reflective region 41 and a non-mirror reflective region 42. In a plan view of the retroreflective sheeting 4, the mirror reflective region 41 includes a plurality of mirror reflective regions which are formed as independent regions by being divided by the non-mirror reflective region 42, the slot 23 region overlaps the mirror reflective region 41 and the non-mirror reflective region 42, and the overlapping mirror reflective region 41 does not straddle the slot 23.. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366410

Pop-up greeting cards with confetti

An interactive electronic greeting card with pop up feature includes a three-sided pocket or cavity which houses various electronic and mechanical components and a pop up element. In a first position, the pop up element is substantially contained within the greeting card pocket or cavity. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366409

Ground engaging tools

A tooth for earthmoving and mining equipment, including a cutting tip; and a mounting portion rearward of the cutting tip, the mounting portion having ‘a cavity therein opening to the rear and including a cone portion extending forward from the rear opening and terminating in a beak portion. The cone portion being defined at least in part by spaced apart upper and lower faces and opposed spaced apart side faces, the upper and lower faces being joined to the side faces by curved corner faces and the opposed upper and lower faces converging towards each other and the opposed side faces converging towards each other away from the rear opening so that the curved comer faces diminish away from the rear opening. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366408

Tool retention system

A retention system is provided for use with a ground engaging tool. The tool retention system may have a generally c-shaped clamp configured to be disposed within an aperture of a work implement and to engage apertures in a tool adapter. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366407

Bucket for screening and crushing inert material having a balancing valve

A bucket (100) for screening and crushing inert material comprises an outer casing (1), a screening device (2) for screening the material which has to be crushed, a crushing unit (3) located in said casing (1) to crush the material and a detecting device (44) for detecting the angle of orientation (w) of the bucket (100) with respect to a reference surface (s), in which the screening device (2) and the crushing unit (3) are selectively operated, individually or in combination, according to the angle of orientation (w) of the bucket (100).. . ...

12/18/14 / #20140366406

Surface compliant front-pivoting wear shoes for snow pusher

A snow or material pushing device for plowing a surface including a moldboard with a scraper blade, and having side plates attached at either end. The side plates further include skid or wear shoes pivotally or rotationally affixed to the side plates to remain in full contact with the surface, thereby reducing the need to adjust and replace the scraper blade and wear shoes.. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366405

Soles for sports shoes

Improved soles and insoles for shoes, in particular sports shoes, are described. In an aspect, a sole for a shoe, in particular a sports shoe, with at least a first and a second surface region is provided. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366404

Soles for sports shoes

Improved soles and insoles for shoes, in particular sports shoes, are described. In an aspect, a sole for a shoe, in particular a sports shoe, with at least a first and a second surface region is provided. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366403

Soles for sports shoes

Improved soles and insoles for shoes, in particular sports shoes, are described. In an aspect, a sole for a shoe, in particular a sports shoe, with at least a first and a second surface region is provided. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366402

Sole plate assembly and method of making

An ultra-lightweight sole plate assembly can include a ground engaging outer shell, a structural component, and one or more cleat members. A method of making the outer shell includes thermoforming a foil material such as polyamide. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366401

Article of footwear with sole member

An article of footwear has a sole member with an exposed central torsion bar or rod connecting the heel region of the sole member to the forefoot region of the sole member. The torsion bar or rod may be supported at either end by sockets of the sole member. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366400

Shoe having a split welt

A shoe comprises a sole, an upper, and a welt. The upper is operatively secured to the sole. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366399

Contoured insoles for footwear

An insole assembly for use in footwear is provided. The insole assembly generally includes a full-length insole base made of a flexible and resilient material (e.g., resiliently compressible foam), and a heel cap made of a generally rigid material (e.g., a carbon fiber reinforced polymer) which is attached to the insole base and mimics the contours thereof to provide proper biomechanical support of the heel and arch areas of a foot in a particularly lightweight and sleek form factor.. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366398

Laundry treating appliance with fluffing-state detection

The invention relates to a method of determining a fluffing state of laundry based on a determined temperature indicative of the surface of the laundry.. . ...

12/18/14 / #20140366397

Clothes dryer

A clothes dryer configured to cause air to flow through a drying chamber, an exhaust passage (an air passage) 103 and a filter by a blower to dry clothes includes a heat pump installed in the exhaust passage (103) and having a heat exchanger (122) including a refrigerant pipe (132) and a pin, and a flow velocity sensor (107) of airflow having a hot thermistor (a heat generating body) 107a and a temperature compensation thermistor (a temperature detecting body) 107b and installed downstream from the heat exchanger (122), wherein the thermistors (107a and 107b) are disposed at a refrigerant pipe (132) of the heat exchanger (122) in parallel.. . ...

12/18/14 / #20140366396

Apparatus for manufacturing polishing pad and method of manufacturing polishing pad using the same

An apparatus for manufacturing a polishing pad includes a housing including a body, an interconnection portion, and a discharging portion, and a stirrer located in the housing, the stirrer mixing a polishing pad composition and a pore forming material with each other. A diameter of the discharging portion is in a range of about 9 mm to about 16 mm.. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366395

Door hardware locating tool

A door hardware locating tool includes a first side wall having a first side, a second side opposite, and a cavity defined between the first and second sides. The door hardware locating tool further includes a second side wall coupled to the first side wall and extending substantially parallel to the first side wall, a center wall disposed between the first and second side walls, a clamping mechanism operable to clamp a door between the first and second side walls, and an insert at least partially located within the cavity and translatable along the first side wall between a first position and a second position. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366394

System and method for determining vehicle door axis adjustment mount

A system for determining a vehicle door axis adjustment amount may include a plurality of first setting jigs fixed to a sealing flange of a vehicle body and configured to adjust a position of a door with respect to the vehicle body in a vehicle width direction, a second setting jig configured to support the door and adjust a position of the door with respect to the vehicle body in an up and down direction, and an eccentricity measurement bolt configured to temporarily assemble a door hinge bracket of a door hinge mounted on the vehicle body with the door and measure eccentricity with respect to a hinge bracket bolt hole formed in the door using a gauge.. . ...

12/18/14 / #20140366393

Compact 3d contact measuring device

The 3d contact measuring device senses work pieces in machine tools for adjusting the zero point of a numerically controlled machine tool or for positioning tasks. The device comprises a preferably elongated housing, a sensing arm projecting from the housing and bearing a sensing tip. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366392

System and method for measuring geometry of non-circular twisted strand during stranding process

A system (12) for measuring geometry of a non-circular twisted strand (10) during a stranding process, the system comprising: a pulley (14), for being rotated by linear displacement of the strand (10) induced by the stranding process; a first encoder (16), for measuring the rotation of the pulley (14), thereby measuring the linear displacement of the strand (10); at least one embracing element (36), for embracing a vertex (38) or another zone (48) of the strand (10), for being rotated perpendicular (60) to the longitudinal position (58) of the strand (10), the embracing obtained by the non-circular character of the strand (10) rather than by friction, thereby allowing sliding the at least one embracing element (36) therealong; and a second encoder (20), for measuring the rotation of the at least one embracing element (36), thereby measuring the twist character of the strand (10).. . ...

12/18/14 / #20140366391

Fluid or low friction permanent magnet compass

Low friction or nearly frictionless compasses are provided. One compass embodiment includes a housing having a wall forming a chamber, the housing having a closed end and an open end. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366390

Organizational device

An organizational device includes an organization and dispensing container that facilitates the organization and accessibility of beautification tools, cords, and accessories. The device includes a housing configured to store, dispense, and segregate the tools and accessories and electrical cords that join with the tools. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366389

Substrate specific cutting guide

A cutting guide for a saw, the guide comprising: (a) a guide including a follower path, the guide including a plurality of indicia each representative of a plurality of different substrates; (b) a follower repositionable with respect to the guide along the follower path and into alignment with at least one of the plurality of indicia; and, (c) a lock operatively coupled to the follower, the lock being repositionable between a locked position and an unlocked position, the locked position operative to retain the guide in a fixed position with respect to the follower, and the unlocked position operative to allow a relative position of the guide with respect to the follower to be changed.. . ...

12/18/14 / #20140366388

Recip blade

A recip blade has a blade body and a tang located at one end of the blade body. The blade body has a distal portion located on an opposite end of the blade body relative to the tang. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366387

Skinning knife with removable blade

A skinning knife includes a handle, a blade carrier coupled to the handle, the blade carrier including a mount having a mounting surface, a boss extending outward from the mounting surface, and a spring including a front portion, a middle portion, and a rear portion, the front portion secured to the mount, the middle portion bent outward from the front portion and the rear portion, and the rear portion including a free end of the spring movable relative to the mount, and a blade including a sharpened edge, a body, and a slot formed through the body, the slot includes a narrow portion and a wide portion, the narrow portion includes the front end of the slot and the wide portion includes the rear end of the slot. The blade is releaseably secured to the blade carrier by interaction between the boss and the spring of the blade carrier and the slot of the blade.. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366386

Cutting tool assembly for hvac vent opening and the like

A power cutting tool for automatically cutting out a vent opening in a substrate such as a floor and the like according to a prescribed pattern is disclosed. The power cutting tool includes a base assembly adapted for support on a surface of said substrate. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366385

Knife

The invention relates to a knife having a blade carrier (18) on which a blade (13) is mounted, wherein the blade carrier (18) is mounted by a handle (12) so as to be movable between a safety position in which the blade (13) is arranged in the housing (11) and a cutting position in which the blade (13) protrudes from the housing (11). A blade change is possible if the housing (11) is arranged in an open position relative to the handle (12). ...

12/18/14 / #20140366384

Sharpened edge spatula device

A sharpened edge spatula device facilitates food preparation and serving by providing a spatula device having a sharpened edge. The device includes a handle and a head coupled to and extending from the handle. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366383

Blower for circular saw

A saw may include a housing, a motor assembly, a fan and a baffle. The motor assembly may be disposed within the housing and may include a driveshaft that is rotatable relative to the housing. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366382

Apparatus for cutting corrugated pipes to length

An apparatus for cutting corrugated pipes to length includes a clamping device configured to act radially with respect to an axis so as to fix a corrugated pipe in a machining position. The apparatus also includes a cutting tool movable into an active position against the corrugated pipe in the machining position and configured to bring about a separation by moving the cutting tool and corrugated pipe relative to one another. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366381

Glide member comrising low to no hygroscopic components for use with a razor

Razors comprising a glide member comprising a low to nil level of hygroscopic components.. . ...

12/18/14 / #20140366380

Article for carrying a glide member for use with a razor

A razor having a removable carrier for attaching one or more glide members which fits between the razor handle and cartridge head.. . ...

12/18/14 / #20140366379

Outer ring for a shell-type radial needle bearing and manufacturing method thereof

An outer ring 6a for a shell-type radial needle bearing having a cylindrical shape with a bottom is achieved for which fatigue life of the bottom plate section 9a and the continuous section between the bottom plate section 9a and the cylindrical section 8a is improved, as well as the anti-corrosion characteristic of the outer ring 6a is improved and the outer ring 6a can be prevented from coming out of the bearing without an increase in cost. After obtaining an intermediate raw material 35 having a cylindrical section and a bottom plate section from a metal raw material, shot peening is performed on the intermediate material 35 to create residual compressive stress in the surface and surface layer section on the outer surface side of the cylindrical section 8a and the bottom plate section 9a such that the residual compressive stress in the surface layer section on the outer surface side is greater than the in the surface layer section on the inner surface side, and from the surface to a depth of 0.03 mm is 700 mpa to 1600 mpa.. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366378

Method and apparatus for manufacturing rolling-element bearing

A rolling-element bearing in which a rolling element is retained in each of retaining openings formed in a retainer and method for manufacturing the bearing are provided. Each retaining opening is defined by a pair of inner side faces facing each other, and a pair of inner end faces facing each other. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366377

Joint guarantee system for vehicle assembly and control method of the same

Disclosed is a joint guarantee system for vehicle assembly. The disclosed joint guarantee system for vehicle assembly manages a joining history of a joined component joined to a plurality of join points of a joining target, and includes: i) a tool detecting unit installed at a joining tool for joining the joined component to the joining target, and configured to detect movement displacements and angles of the joining tool for the join points based on a zero point of the joining tool; ii) a tool controller configured to receive a joining completion signal of the joining tool for each join point, and transmit a movement displacement value, an angle value, and a joint value for each join point of the joining tool detected by the tool detecting unit; and iii) a main controller configured to determine joining operation patterns for the join points based on the movement displacement value of the joining tool obtained from the tool controller.. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366376

Method of making a spring core for a bedding or seating product

Disclosed herein is a method of making a spring core (12) for a bedding or seating product (10). The spring core (12) has coil springs (26) having unknotted end turns (72, 74) made from high tensile strength wire. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366375

Heat exchanger tube and method for producing it

A heat exchanger tube with a tube axis and with a tube wall having a tube outside and a tube inside, axially parallel or helically encircling inner ribs, with a groove which lies in each case between adjacent inner ribs, being formed from the tube wall on the tube inside, the helix angle, measured with respect to the tube axis, of the inner ribs being smaller than or equal to 45°, the region of the inner ribs which is remote from the tube wall being deformed at regular intervals asymmetrically on one side essentially in the tube circumferential direction, the deformed material of the inner ribs forming protrusions above the groove, the protrusions extending in each case over a finite deformation zone along an inner rib, the markedness of the deformation changing continuously within the deformation zone.. . ...

12/18/14 / #20140366374

Method for closing cooling air bores

Disclosed is a method for the manufacture or repair of a blade of a turbomachine, which blade has cooling air bores. In a machining step the cooling air bores are temporarily closed for their protection, a dual-cure epoxy resin being used for closing.. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366373

Method for producing a hollow engine valve

The present invention provides a method for producing a hollow engine valve, with which the production process can be simplified and the processing precision can be improved. To this end, the present invention provides a method for producing a hollow engine valve (1) which is provided with a valve main body (10) in which a hollow hole (10c) is formed along a valve umbrella part (10a) and a hollow shaft part (10b), wherein a solid round bar (11) forming the material of the valve main body (10) is moulded to a semi-finished article (12) by means of a single hot-forging process, the semi-finished article (12) is subjected to rotary swaging whereby the semi-finished article (12) is moulded into a semi-finished article (13), the semi-finished article (13) is subjected to necking whereby the semi-finished article (13) is moulded into the valve main body (10) , and a shaft end sealing member (20) is joined to the end part of the hollow shaft part (10b) of the valve main body (10).. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366372

Method for manufacturing optical module

An optical module including a first optical coupler; a second optical coupler; a first optical waveguide; a second optical waveguide; a first electrode provided on the first optical waveguide; a second electrode provided on the second optical waveguide; a short electrode shorter than the first and second electrodes and provided on the second optical waveguide; and a first high-frequency connector and a second high-frequency connector; wherein, the short electrode provided on the second optical waveguide is coupled to the second high-frequency connector; and the first electrode provided on the first optical waveguide is coupled to the first high-frequency connector.. . ...

12/18/14 / #20140366371

Electrical plug-in device with closure device

A plug-in device system has a closure unit blocking access to a first plug-in device element, for example a socket. The closure unit includes a rotary bezel which is coupled via a coupling to at least one shutter such that the rotation of the bezel effects a movement of the shutter from a closed position in an open position. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366370

Electric wires setting method with jig

An electric wire setting method for setting a plurality of electric wires by using a jig in an electric wire holding part includes setting the electric wire holding part on a positioning platform of the jig, inserting the electric wires in gaps between guide protrusion pieces of the jig to guide the electric wires in electric wire retention grooves of the electric wire holding part, and folding a lower portion of the electric wire holding part toward an upper face of an upper holding portion of the electric wire holding part to sandwich the electric wires between the lower portion and the upper portion.. . ...

12/18/14 / #20140366369

Light emitting device, and method for manufacturing circuit board

A method for manufacturing a circuit board constituted by a light emitting device and a mounting board includes the steps of: conveying the light emitting device onto the mounting board in a state in which a top face is chucked by a nozzle so that the nozzle and an exposed part of a first terminal part of the light emitting device are in contact; and placing the light emitting device onto the mounting board so that the first terminal part and a wiring component are in contact in a state in which the top face is chucked by the nozzle.. . ...

12/18/14 / #20140366368

Method for manufacturing an improved overhead and underground cable lead-in cable for voice,data and video transmission services

A method of manufacturing an improved overhead or underground telephone lead-in cable for transmission services vvdl (voice, video, data and lead-in) that permits the connection of the users to the public telephone system with a high speed digital service link, besides the analog services required. The cable has at least one or a plurality of transmission circuits. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366367

Mounting apparatus for fan

A mounting apparatus includes a platform, a moving device, and a pressing device. The moving device includes a first moving member. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366366

Method for manufacturing battery terminal plate

A method of manufacturing a battery terminal plate includes primarily pressing a single processing material corresponding to a volume body into a semi-product having an asymmetric shape through a press cutting unit; gripping the semi-product and feeding the semi-product to a first processing unit by a pickup unit; asymmetrically pressing the semi-product by a first punch to primarily forge the semi-product into a volume body part and a plate part; pressing the semi-product located in the first processing unit by a second punch to secondarily forge the semi-product while forming a detailed structure at the volume body part and the plate part; pressing the semi-product with a pressure stronger than that in the second forging step by a third punch to tertiary forge the semi-product; and punching the semi-product by a cutting/trimming unit to removing the pickup gripping member and cutting an outer peripheral portion into a final product.. . ...

12/18/14 / #20140366365

Process for producing surface-mount inductor

Process for producing a surface-mount inductor. A forming die assembly comprises a lower die, a first upper die having three peripheral side surfaces and one opening, and a second upper die for closing the first upper die opening, thereby defining a cavity therein. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366364

Stationary induction electric apparatus and manufacturing method thereof

A stationary induction electric apparatus includes a porcelain tube, a connection conductor, a conductor, a casing, a lead, a terminal, a spacer, an electric connection member and a first and a second insulating medium. The connection conductor is disposed at one end of the porcelain tube. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366363

Carrier device for handling a lens

A carrier device (10) is for handling a lens (12) which is received therein and which has a lateral edge (21), in particular for handling an eyeglass lens (12) in a machining or finishing process. The carrier device (10) comprises a main body (14) and has a connecting member (24) for releasably connecting the main body (14) to the received lens (12). ...

12/18/14 / #20140366362

Method of manufacturing antimicrobial implants of polyetheretherketone

Methods of fabricating implantable medical devices, preferably with peek, having antimicrobial properties, are disclosed. The antimicrobial effect is produced by incorporating ceramic particles containing antimicrobial metal cations into molten peek resin, which is subsequently allowed to cool and set in its final shape achieved by injection molding, cutting and machining or other techniques.. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366361

Article for carrying a glide member for use with a razor

A razor having a removable carrier for attaching one or more glide members which fits between the razor handle and cartridge head.. . ...

12/18/14 / #20140366360

Installation fixture for elastomer bands and methods of using the same

A kit comprising an installation fixture, a plurality of mechanical fasteners and an embedding tool is provided which allows for an elastomer band to be disposed in a mounting groove around a semiconductor substrate support in a manner that relieves the internal stresses of the elastomer band, leading to an elastomer band with a longer operational lifetime. The installation fixture is secured to a substrate support with mechanical fasteners. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366359

Method and device for joining two metal strip ends

A method and a device are provided for joining the ends of strips with two or more surfaces arranged flat on top of each other, more particularly metal sheets that can be coiled, in order to draw these successively through a treatment or machining system. It is provided that the strip ends are joined by means of a plurality of eyelets arranged essentially transversally to the strip direction, wherein initially all holes are simultaneously punched in a first stroke and then all eyelets are pressed in a second stroke. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366358

Workpiece alignment device

An alignment device has a carriage, two rails on the carriage that are configured for a workpiece to pass therebetween, and a finger that protrudes a distance from the carriage. The finger is configured to be disposed on a carrier for the workpieces. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366357

Systems and methods for adaptable mounts for attachment to cylindrical surfaces

An adaptable mount that enables two devices, or one device, such as handheld electronics, tools, and other physical objects, and one surface to be securely connected. One embodiment enables this connection by use of a flexible appendage that wraps around either or both the surface and the device to secure them. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366356

Method for changing tools

A method for introducing tool sets into a thermoforming machine, in which the thermoforming machine has at least one work station for a tool set. The tool set, composed of an upper tool and a lower tool, is interconnected outside of the work station.. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366355

Pin extractor

A pin extractor is disclosed. The pin extractor can comprise a press to act against a clip securing a pin to be extracted. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366354

Servicing a nuclear reactor module

A system for servicing a nuclear reactor module comprises a crane operable to attach to the nuclear reactor module, wherein the crane includes provisions for routing signals from one or more sensors of the nuclear reactor module to one or more sensor receivers.. . ...

12/18/14 / #20140366353

Device for assembling railway wheel with brake discs

A device for assembling a railway wheel with brake discs, the brake discs arranged to face each other across a railway wheel web and a center-deviation prevention key penetrating the web, includes a disc support supporting an internal hole of one of the brake discs; a wheel support provided concentrically with the disc support within the disc support, and supporting a hub's bore of the railway wheel on the brake disc supported by the disc support; and a bolt support provided concentrically with the disc support and the wheel support outside of the disc support, and supporting the bolt to correspond to bolt holes formed in the brake discs and the web of the railway wheel. The disc support and the wheel support are individually rotatable about a railway wheel central axis. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366352

Loading jig apparatus commonly used for trunk lid and tail gate

A loading jig apparatus may include a jig frame, first moving units installed on the jig frame and moved in up and down directions, left and right directions, and front and rear directions by driving a drive motor, first support units installed at the first moving units respectively, and supporting both sides of the vehicle body panel, second support units installed on the jig frame to correspond to a front side of the vehicle body panel, and supporting the front side of the vehicle body panel, at least one second moving unit installed on the jig frame to correspond to a rear side of the vehicle body panel and moved in the up and down directions and the front and rear directions by driving a drive motor, and a third support unit installed on the second moving unit, and supporting the rear side of the vehicle body panel.. . ...

12/18/14 / #20140366351

Injector sleeve installation tool and removal tool kit

A tool for inserting and fastening a replacement injector sleeve in the cylinder head of a diesel engine. The tool is part of an injector sleeve tool kit which also includes an injector sleeve removal tool. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366350

Jig for manufacturing capacitor element and method for manufacturing capacitor element

A jig for manufacturing a capacitor element is provided in which the productive efficiency is excellent due to a larger number of anode bodies that can be processed, and an immersion position (height) of the anode body with respect to the processing liquid can be controlled with high accuracy. A jig 10 according to the invention includes a substrate 11, a plurality of beam members 8 arranged on at least one surface of the substrate in parallel to each other, and a plurality of conductive sockets 1 mounted on the beam member 8. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366349

Device for treating a thread

A device treats a thread with compressed air. To this end, the device has an intermingling device which is encapsulated in a housing with respect to the environment. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366348

Crimping apparatus

A crimping apparatus for crimping a filament bundle in a melt spinning process includes a conveyor nozzle and a stuffer box which is associated with the conveyor nozzle. For thermal processing, a processing unit, which includes a rotatable processing drum which, for guiding and temperature control of a thread plug, has a rotating drum wall, is disposed downstream of the stuffer box. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366347

Impregnated-yarn cloth and process for producing impregnated-yarn cloth

A process for producing an impregnated-yarn cloth which is woven fabric configured of impregnated yarns, which has satisfactory shaping properties and, despite this, has a fine texture of the reinforced fiber bundles, and which gives a molded object having excellent strength. The process for producing an impregnated-yarn cloth (1) is characterized by impregnating fiber bundles (2) with a thermoplastic resin (5) held in a molten state in a resin tank, while or after twisting the fiber bundles (2) at a rate of 20 twists/m or more and 700 twists/m or less, to form an impregnated yarn (3); and knitting or weaving the thus-formed impregnated yarns (3) to obtain the impregnated-yarn cloth (1).. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366346

Polyester fiber and lightweight woven nylon yarn blended process

A polyester fiber and lightweight woven nylon yarn blended process may include a lightweight weaving procedure, a secondary lightweight procedure, a dyeing procedure; and a water rinsing and drying procedure. In one embodiment, in the lightweight weaving procedure, a plurality of chemical monofilament fibers is twirled into bunched chemical monofilament fibers by a kneading process, the bunched chemical monofilament fibers and a woven complex yarn (polyester fiber and woven nylon yarn) are fed into a loom simultaneously, the loom is equipped with a fiber opening knife for performing a fiber opening process for the woven complex yarn, the fiber opening knife performs the fiber opening process to cut the woven complex yarn into a plurality of equal sized furcal structures longitudinally to cause wear and tear to achieve lightweight preliminarily, then the furcal structures and the bunched chemical monofilament fibers are undergone a knitting process to obtain a lightweight fabric;. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366345

Process for improving weavability of a yarn

A process for improving weavability of a yarn is described. The process has a step of application of a chitosan-containing reinforcement product and a later chitosan crosslinking step.. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366344

Reinforced fabric for substitution of vinyl and its manufacturing method

Provided are a reinforced fabric for substitution of vinyl and its manufacturing method which comprises a process (s1)) in which a hdpe and a uv reinforcing agent are mixed and liquefied and processed into a film; a thread manufacture process (s2); an elongation-cooling process (s3); a weaving process (s4); an original tissue recovery process; a ldpe-uv mixing liquid coating process; and a cutting or linking process (s7). The reinforced fabric for substitution of vinyl manufactured through the above described processes has an enhanced resistance with respect to durability and temperature and moisture, so the service life can be prolonged.. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366343

Drive device using needles to drive a helical fiber sheet for needling

A drive device for driving a helical fiber sheet for needling, the device including a needling table having a stationary top surface for receiving a helical fiber sheet for needling, a circular turntable positioned under the top surface of the needling table and having a plurality of drive needles vertically mounted thereon, the drive needles passing through the needling table and projecting relative to its top surface, the drive needles being positioned on at least one diameter of the turntable, and a drive system constructed and arranged to drive the turntable in rotation relative to the top surface of the needling table about a vertical axis.. . ...

12/18/14 / #20140366342

Body containment construction suitable for use within bio-cremation processes

Body containment constructions, materials, and methods of use for bio-cremation processes are disclosed. Preferably, the containment constructions of the present invention provide the functionality of liquid containment and also the functionality of body presentment for viewing purposes, if desired, in addition to bio-degradability. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366341

Self-tensioning girt

Described are self-tensioning girt assemblies with one or more straps that form loops that extend around opposing sides of an inflatable structure. The one or more strips are configured to apply multi-directional forces such that the girt assembly is self-tensioning. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366340

Shoe enabling the adjustment of the tension of shoelaces

The inventive concept relates to a shoe enabling the adjustment of the tension of shoelaces. The shoe includes a first shoelace engaging member including left and right shoelace engaging members and a second shoelace engaging member. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366339

Clasp for piece of jewellery or wristwatch

The clasp includes at least one resilient locking element for this closure plate, including a push-button, held in this stretcher like structure and arranged, in a compressed position, to permit the motion of the closure plate and, in a relaxed position, to immobilise this closure plate in the closure position via the cooperation of this push-button with a fourth housing comprised in the closure plate.. . ...

12/18/14 / #20140366338

Closure system

A closure or fastener is provided for apparel, shoes, equipment, and other applications. The closure may have a female component having a receiving area and a male component having a locking portion. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366337

Clamped type coupling element slide fastener with the structure impervious to fluid

The present invention relates to a clamped type coupling element slide fastener with the structure impervious to fluid, including a pair of support tapes, two rows of coupling elements respectively clamped at the inner edge of a first surface and a second surface of each of the support tapes, at least one surface of the top and bottom surfaces of the two rows of the coupling elements is formed with a groove; and an impervious elastomeric member. The impervious elastomeric member is filled in the groove of the two rows of the coupling elements thereby forming a covering layer, and the impervious elastomeric member is filled in a slit between the two rows of coupling elements and the pair of support tapes and in a slit formed on another surface of the two rows of the coupling elements thereby respectively forming a slit filling part and an extending part.. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366336

Waterproof dual-track zipper

A waterproof dual-track zipper includes two zipper tapes of the same structure, each zipper tape including a tape body, a mating strip integrally formed with one lateral side of the tape body and a sealing structure located on one side of the mating strip, the sealing structure including a male engaging member and a female engaging member, a first close-ft portion connected between the male and female engaging members and a second close-fit portion at an opposite lateral side of the male engaging member, and a zipper slider coupled between the two zipper tapes and movable to force the male engaging member of one zipper tape into engagement with the female engaging member of the other zipper tape and to abut the first and second close-fit portions of one zipper tape be against hook flanges of the female engaging member of the other zipper tape, achieving excellent waterproofing effects.. . ...

12/18/14 / #20140366335

Fasteners

Disclosed is a fastener to engage and hold a first member to a second member. Fastener has a clip member adapted to install into a first aperture on the first member, the clip member having, a main body and a clipping tongue biased away from the body to engage the aperture. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366334

Deck board fastener and arrangement

A fastening device includes a receptor portion having an angled through hole extending from a first surface of the receptor portion to a second surface of the receptor portion, wherein the angled through hole has an angled axis. The fastening device further includes a top portion having at least a first flange and a second flange extending generally outwardly from the receptor portion. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366333

Fastener to secure rebar rods and associated methods

A fastener for securing rebar rods that is a generally planar, elongated main body selectively deformed into a closed loop. The fastener can also include a head end integrally formed with the main body having a buckle and an opening. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366332

Upper die for button attachment

A button includes a button body that is placed over a first main surface of a sheet having the first main surface and a second main surface opposing to the first main surface, the button body having a hole over the first main surface; a fixing member including a base that is placed over the second main surface, and a shaft that projects from the base and passes through the hole from the second main surface towards the first main surface side, in which a distal portion of the shaft includes: a plate-like base portion provided over the button body and covering the hole; and a plurality of ribs integrally formed with the base portion and onto a surface of the base portion, and radially extending from a center to a circumference of the base portion.. . ...

12/18/14 / #20140366331

Bi-directional grip structure

A bi-directional grip structure and hand tool incorporating the same. The structure includes a base and first and second sets of protrusions. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366330

Hand stabilizer

A device is provided for stabilizing hands of a golfer or other user to facilitate holding or movement of a golf club or other implement by the hands. The device includes two gloves or other structures and a channel-containing arrangement to hold the implement. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366329

Trigger happy comfort grip

A grip for all casting type fishing rods is disclosed which has a resiliently flexible rubber hollow tubular shape (interior) with the ability to employ a variety of exterior surface textures, including knurls, ribs, waves, etc. The grip is shaped so that it provides a uniform fit over the hard plastic triggers of casting rods, the opening, regardless of its shape provides a suction-type grip onto the trigger once the grip is placed onto the trigger. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366328

Flexible cushion wrap

A flexible cushion wrap configured to at least partially surround an elongate member. The flexible cushion wrap can include a flexible panel having a first tapered end, a second end spaced from the first tapered end along a longitudinal direction, an upper surface, and an opposed lower surface. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366327

Replaceable grip and apparatus and method therefor

Disclosed are grips and apparatuses and methods of replacing or installing grips on the handle of an article, and in particular for use with golf clubs, fishing poles, bicycle handles, hand tools, etc. Embodiments may include a grip portion and an adaptor butt configured to secure the grip portion to the handle portion of an article.. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366326

Elastically deformable retaining hook for components to be mated together and method of assembling

An elastically deformable retaining hook for matable components includes a first component having a body portion extending from a first end to a second end. Also included is a second component extending from a first end to a second end. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366325

Durable low-vibration long arm hinge apparatus

Disclosed is a long arm quick release hinge comprised of a hinge cup pivotally connected to a hinge body with a hinge pin via a hinge arm and a link in a four-bar linkage arrangement. The link is a collection of plates with interlocking projections and indentions arranged adjacent to each other and separated by resilient shock absorbing spacers. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366324

Device for repairing hinge area of a door

A kit for repairing a damaged hinge portion of a door. A u-shaped bracket is mounted to the door. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366323

Biased hinge for equipoising support equipment

A support arm having a proximate support arm segment, a distal support arm segment, a hinge system; and at least one rotation limit stop secured to the hinge system to limit the extent of angular motion of the proximate support arm segment, the distal support arm segment or both, with respect to the hinge system. The rotation limit stop includes a first stop component and a second stop component slidable with respect to the first stop component. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366322

Hinge for furniture with a deactivatable decelerating device

A hinge (10) for mounting a door (14) on a piece of furniture, comprising a hinge arm (12) fixable to a fixed part (11) of the piece of furniture and a box (13) fixable to a door (14) of the piece of furniture, swingably connected to each other; connected to the box (13) there is a decelerating device (22) comprising an actuating element (24) movable along a decelerating stroke between an initial position and a final position, return spring means (25) loadable during the decelerating stroke from a released condition in a loaded condition, and deactivating means (39) for deactivating the decelerating device (22) and comprising a blocking member (39) acting on the return spring means (25) so as to block the same spring means (25).. . ...

12/18/14 / #20140366321

Hinge connector for foldable door

A hinge connector for a foldable door includes a board body, a protruding column and two flexible pivotal strips. The foldable door includes a plurality of door panels, and a longitudinal groove with an opening is disposed in each of two lateral sides of each door panel. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366320

Tool handle and method for making same

A tool apparatus comprises an operative member and a handle connected to the operative member. The handle comprises a core element having an elongated body, an outer surface and first and second ends opposite to each other. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366319

Door actuator

A door operator for operating a door includes a housing, an output shaft with a cam disc, an opening piston guided in the housing, which piston, on a first side, bears against the cam disc, an energy accumulator acting upon the opening piston for storing a closing energy for the door, and a damping piston guided in a cylindrically shaped hollow space of a cylinder element, and which piston, on a second side, bears against the cam disc, wherein the cylinder element is firmly connected to the opening piston.. . ...

12/18/14 / #20140366318

Multi-piece bushing, support assembly and method of supporting a shaft

A bushing is for supporting a movable cylindrical body within a housing, the housing having a central axis, an inner circumferential surface and an annular groove formed in the surface. The bushing includes a plurality of generally arcuate tube segments disposable within the groove and alignable circumferentially about the housing axis so as to form a generally tubular body configured to slidably support the cylindrical body. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366317

Surface maintenance vehicle with self-cleaning reservoir that captures hose runoff

Certain embodiments include a fluid recovery system. The fluid recovery system includes a vacuum system that applies a suction force on fluids on the floor surface to draw fluids to a fluid recovery tank. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366316

Vacuum cleaner

A vacuum cleaner including a multipurpose suction accessory which includes a cylindrical main body coupled to the handle pipe and including an introduction port formed on a lateral surface of the main body and a discharge port formed at one of both longitudinal end portions of the main body to communicate with the handle pipe, a cylindrical rotating body rotatably coupled to an outside of the main body and including a plurality of suction parts formed on a lateral surface of the rotating body and spaced a predetermined distance from each other in a circumferential direction, the suction ports being sequentially positioned to correspond to the introduction port of the main body by rotating the rotating body with respect to the main body, and a locker to restrict rotation of the rotating body with respect to the main body.. . ...

12/18/14 / #20140366315

Vacuum cleaner

A vacuum cleaner includes a main body including a fan motor to generate suction force, a suction unit connected to the main body to suction foreign matter from a surface to be cleaned in a state of contacting the surface, a dust collector separatably mounted to the main body to separate and collect foreign matter from air suctioned by the suction unit, and a wheel assembly to move the main body, wherein the main body is rotatable independently of the wheel assembly such that the main body rotates to change a movement direction thereof and the main body is moved in the changed direction by the wheel assembly.. . ...

12/18/14 / #20140366314

Configuration of a surface cleaning apparatus

A surface cleaning apparatus has a cyclone unit comprising at least one cyclone having a cyclone inlet positioned in the air flow passage. A generally linear air flow path is provided from the cyclone outlet to the suction motor.. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366313

Cyclonic surface cleaning apparatus

A surface cleaning apparatus, which in one embodiment is a hand held vacuum cleaner, comprises a cyclone and a suction motor wherein the cyclone air outlet and the suction motor inlet are positioned towards the same end of the surface cleaning apparatus whereby air exiting the cyclone travels laterally and then axially to the suction motor inlet. A surface cleaning apparatus comprises a cyclone and a suction motor wherein the suction motor is positioned rearward of the cyclone and the cyclone air outlet is positioned at a lower end of the cyclone whereby air exiting the cyclone travels laterally and then axially towards the suction motor inlet.. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366312

Cosmetic and grooming vacuum

A cosmetic and grooming vacuum is an apparatus that cleans and removes unwanted particulate from a user's face such as debris, hair, or makeup. The apparatus includes a casing, a vacuuming mechanism, a filtering container, an exhaust port, and a plurality of accessory nozzles. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366311

Cyclone dust collector and vacuum cleaner having the same

A cyclone dust collector includes a cyclone chamber to centrifugally separate dust by creating rotating airflow, and a ring-shaped indicator provided to the cyclone chamber to rotate due to the rotating airflow in the cyclone chamber. The indicator visualizes the rotating airflow by rotating when the rotating airflow is created. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366310

Upright vacuum cleaner

Several embodiments of an upright surface cleaning apparatus are disclosed. In some embodiments, the surface cleaning apparatus is an upright surface cleaning apparatus that is operable in a floor cleaning configuration and in two above floor cleaning configurations.. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366309

Configuration of a surface cleaning apparatus

A reconfigurable upright surface cleaning apparatus has a surface cleaning unit removably mounted to the floor cleaning unit. A straight air flow path is provided from the cyclone outlet to the pre-motor filter and from the pre-motor filter to the suction motor.. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366308

Shop vacuum cleaner accessory holder apron

A shop vacuum cleaner accessory holder apron includes a flexible main section and securing means. The flexible main section has a plurality of pouches and is sized to fit substantially around the body of a vacuum cleaner. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366307

Dry cleaning device

Disclosed is a dry cleaning device including a first cleaning unit that performs cleaning by generating a rotational air current inside a first housing having a first opening and by colliding cleaning media with a to-be-cleaned object that is attached to the first opening, the first cleaning unit being disposed at a first surface of the to-be-cleaned object; and a second cleaning unit that performs the cleaning by generating a second rotational air current inside a second housing having a second opening and by colliding second cleaning media with the to-be-cleaned object that is attached to the second opening, the second cleaning unit being disposed on a second surface of the to-be-cleaned object, so that the first opening and the second opening are facing each other, wherein the cleaning is performed from the first surface and second surfaces of the to-be-cleaned object.. . ...

12/18/14 / #20140366306

Vacuum cleaner

A vacuum cleaner that includes a suction source, a cleaner head, and a controller. The suction source includes an impeller and a first motor for driving the impeller, and the cleaner head includes an agitator and a second motor for driving the agitator. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366305

Chain cleaner for chain driven vehicle

A chain cleaner capable of cleaning dirt and debris from the roller chain of a chain driven vehicle is provided. The chain cleaner is a polymer sheet. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366304

Wiper blade device

The invention relates to a wiper device having at least one wiper unit (14a; 14b; 14c; 14d) arranged on a wiper arm (10a; 10b; 10c; 10d) and/or on a wiper blade (12a; 12b; 12c; 12d), the wiper unit comprising, in particular, a spoiler element (16a; 17a; 16b; 17b; 16c; 17c; 16d; 17d) and/or a wiper strip (18a; 18b; 18c; 18d) and/or a spring strip (20a; 20b; 20c; 20d). The wiper device comprises at least one adjustment unit (22a; 22b; 22c; 22d) for at least partially automatically adjusting at least one characteristic of the wiper unit (14a; 14b; 14c; 14d) depending on at least one parameter.. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366303

Assembly of an arm head and of an adapter for a windscreen wiper system, corresponding adapter and corresponding arm head and wiper system obtained

The invention relates to an assembly (22) of an arm head t and of an adapter (2) for a vehicle windscreen wiper system, the said adapter (2) being configured so that a connector of a wiper of the wiper system can be mounted rotatably on the said adapter (2) by means of at least one flexible tongue (2b) of the adapter able to establish a pivot connection with the said connector, the said assembly (22) being configured to immobilize the said tongue (2b) after mounting the wiper in the arm head t.. . ...

12/18/14 / #20140366302

Wiper blade assembly

A wiper blade assembly configured to facilitate coupling of a wiper arm and a connector member is provided to remove a space in which a u-shaped wiper arm moves forward or backward to couple with a connector member. The wiper blade assembly includes a wiper connector part. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366301

Wiper system for spraying a cleaning and/or deicing fluid from the region of a windscreen wiper

A retaining means (9) that is able to ensure fastening of said connecting means (8) to said rod (30).. . ...

12/18/14 / #20140366300

Cleaning arrangement for a nozzle of a vacuum cleaner

The present invention relates to a cleaning arrangement for a nozzle of a vacuum cleaner. The cleaning arrangement comprises a socket for receiving the vacuum cleaner nozzle and a cleaning member arranged in the socket for removing articles entangled to a rotatable member of the vacuum cleaner nozzle during rotation of the rotatable member.. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366299

Hanging towel with reinforcing stitches

A hanging towel is disclosed. The hanging towel comprises a towel with four generally perpendicular edges formed of a water-absorbing fabric. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366298

Paint brush with reinforced ferrule construction

A paint brush includes a handle having an attachment end and a grip end. The attachment end has an overall width larger than the grip end. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366297

Cleaning brush for a pool cleaning apparatus

An cleaning brush for a pool cleaning apparatus, the cleaning brush that includes: a central portion that has a longitudinal axis; a right handed fin that surrounds a first section of the central portion; a left handed fin that surrounds a second section of the central portion; first protuberances that are oriented in relation to the right handed fin; and second protuberances that are oriented in relation to the left handed fin.. . ...

12/18/14 / #20140366296

Glass wiper

The present invention provides a windows wiper, which comprises a base body with a transverse portion and a vertical portion, a wiping board, a bottom board fixed with a scraping bar; the middle portion of the wiping board is rotatably connected with a front end of the transverse portion through a shaft; the bottom board is disposed under the wiping board. The windows wiper of the present invention has the two functions of scraping and wiping. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366295

Polymer-containing articles of manufacture and methods for making same

Polymer-containing articles of manufacture that provide one or more superior properties, such as soil adsorption properties, mirror cleaning properties, and/or absorption properties, compared to known polymer-containing articles of manufacture, are provided.. . ...

12/18/14 / #20140366294

Bonded laminate cleaning implement

A laminate cleaning implement. The laminate cleaning implement has a backing sheet, a substrate, and a facing sheet. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366293

Laminate cleaning implement

A laminate cleaning implement with a facing sheet, a substrate, and optionally a backing sheet. The facing sheet, the substrate, and the optional backing sheet are mechanically intermeshed. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366292

Robot cleaner and control method thereof

A robot cleaner and a control method thereof may judge whether or not water is received in the robot cleaner performing wet cleaning. The robot cleaner includes a main body, moving units, a cleaning unit mounted on the main body and contacting a floor surface to perform cleaning, a water supply unit supplying water to the cleaning unit, and a sensing unit provided on at least a portion of the water supply unit to sense whether or not there is water within the water supply unit. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366291

Rotary sponge having an adjustable elongated handle

An automatically rotating sponge apparatus for facilitating reaching and cleaning in hard to reach places comprising an extendable rod having disposed at one end a rotating attaching member, a motor, and a switch for actuating the motor, wherein attaching member is configured to attach and hold a conventional sponge and the attaching member is connected to the motor such that it rotates about its center axis by the motor when the motor is actuated. In this manner, the rotating sponge apparatus allows a conventional sponge being held by the attaching member to be extended beyond arms reach the length of the extendable rod and automatically rotated to generate cleaning action friction.. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366290

Lighted vehicle wash component

A vehicle wash component includes a rotatable hub portion having an outer surface and an axis of rotation. The component includes a plurality of grooves formed in the outer surface of the rotatable hub with the plurality of grooves being spaced about the perimeter of the outer surface of the hub portion. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366289

Electric toothbrush

An electric toothbrush includes an inner case, made up of an inner case main body and a motor holder, mounted with various components including a motor; an outer case which interiorly accommodates the inner case and which acts as a portion the user grips with hand when brushing teeth; an eccentric shaft, configured by a shaft main body and an eccentric member, which center of gravity is arranged at a position shifted from a shaft center and which rotates by a drive force of the motor; and a vibration transmitting component for transmitting the vibration generated with the rotation of the eccentric shaft to a brush portion; where the vibration transmitting component is positioned with respect to the outer case by point contacting the inner wall surface of the outer case at a plurality of locations.. . ...

12/18/14 / #20140366288

Indicator system for replacement of a brush portion of a power skin brush

The skin brush appliance includes a handle member with a replaceable brushhead assembly. The replaceable brushhead assembly includes a bristle portion which becomes worn in use to the point where it must be replaced to maintain performance of the appliance. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366287

Lighted wash component with a slip ring connector

The lighted vehicle wash component includes a frame portion and a drive mechanism supported by the frame portion. The component also includes a rotatable hub portion supported by the frame portion. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366286

Surface cleaning appliance

A surface cleaning appliance having a cleaner head that includes an agitator and a motor for driving the agitator. The appliance includes a switch coupling the motor to a supply voltage, a voltage sensor for measuring the magnitude of the supply voltage, a current sensor for measuring the magnitude of current through the motor, and a controller configured to output a pwm signal for controlling the switch. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366285

Coloring composition for textile printing, textile printing method and fabrics

A coloring composition for textile printing including a dye represented by formula (x) and water are provided [in formula (x), each of x21 to x24 independently represents an oxygen atom or a sulfur atom; each of r21 to r24 represents an alkyl group, an aryl group, or a heteroaryl group; m represents a hydrogen atom, a metal element, a metal oxide, a metal hydroxide, or a metal halide; each of p1 to p4 independently represents an aromatic ring, and the aromatic ring may have a particular substituent; each of n21 to n24 independently represents from 0 to 4, and the sum of n21 to n24 is at least 1; provided that, the structure of formula (x) contains at least two ionic hydrophilic groups].. . ...

12/18/14 / #20140366284

Dye composition using a phenol-derived coupler in a medium rich in fatty substances, processes and devices

The present invention relates to a composition for dyeing keratin fibres, comprising: at least one fatty substance, at least one surfactant; at least one oxidation base, at least one coupler of formula (b3) below and also salts thereof, optical and geometrical isomers and tautomers thereof, and hydrates thereof: (b3) in which; r1, r3, r5 represent a hydrogen; a c1-c8 alkyl or alkenyl, —sr or —or; a (c1-c4)alkylcarbonyl; hydrocarbonyl; sulphonic or carboxylic acid; r2, r4 represent a hydrogen, a c1-c8 alkyl or alkenyl; —or′; two groups chosen from r1, r2, r3, r4, r5 and borne by adjacent carbon atoms may form, together with said carbon atoms, a ring or a heterocycle which is optionally substituted, and which is optionally interrupted with one or more carbonyl groups; at least one of the radicals r1, r3, r5 representing a hydrogen; at least one of the radicals r2 or r4 denoting a group —or′ with r′ representing a c1-c8 alkyl or alkenyl, it being possible for this radical to form, with the carbon atom bearing it, one of the neighbouring carbon atoms and its substituent, a heterocycle; at least one alkalinizing agent; the fatty substance content representing in total at least 25% by weight relative to the total weight of the composition. The present invention also relates to a process using this composition in the presence of at least one chemical oxidizing agent, and to multicompartment devices suitable for the implementation of the invention.. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366283

Washing machine to produce three-dimensional motion

A washing machine includes a main body defining an outer appearance, a tub disposed within the main body, a main drum rotatably mounted in the tub, a sub drum mounted in the main drum to be relatively rotatable with respect to the main drum, an outer shaft for rotating the main drum, an inner shaft for rotating the sub drum, being disposed inside the outer shaft, and a driving motor having a stator, an outer rotor connected to the inner shaft that is rotatable outside the stator, and an inner rotor connected to the outer shaft that is rotatable inside the stator, wherein the driving motor independently drives the main drum and the sub drum.. . ...

12/18/14 / #20140366282

Fabric softener compositions

Low-viscosity liquid fabric softening compositions are disclosed that comprise a fabric softener active system that contains at least one ammonium fabric softener compound and less than 8% added solvent. The fabric softening compositions have a dispersion parameter that is less than 100, provided the fabric softening active system has a viscosity of less than 2000 cp at 80° c. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366281

Granular laundry detergent

This relates to granular laundry detergent products characterized by efficient mass and volume compaction, fast dissolution or dispersion and enhanced suds profile, which are particularly useful for hand-washing fabric under suboptimal washing conditions.. . ...

12/18/14 / #20140366280

Fat-liquoring

The substituted acylaminopolyorganosiloxane (a) and compositions thereof, in the presence of non-ionic or/and anionic surfactants (b), can be used as fat liquoring agents for fat-liquoring of animal hides, skins or pelts.. . ...

12/18/14 / #20140366279

Hand tool

A hand tool is provided that is configured to provide ready access to individual tool members. In this regard, the hand tool may provide improved features for facilitating storage and operation of the tool members. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366278

Screwdriver

A screwdriver comprises a handle. A wire stripping component is arranged inside the handle; an opening corresponding to a working portion of the wire stripping component is provided on the handle. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366277

Pressure measurement systems and methods with moisture vapor control

In various embodiments, a support system includes a cover sheet with pressure-sensing mat.. . ...

12/18/14 / #20140366276

Baby bouncer with a width variable frame

A baby bouncer with a width variable frame is configured to have an erected configuration for use as a regular baby bouncer, and a folded configuration for reducing the width of the baby bouncer when being not in use. The frame of the baby bouncer includes at least a base frame, a pair of bouncing support rods and a baby carrier frame. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366275

A tie arrangement

A tie arrangement for use with a body support unit, the body support unit including a plurality of columns arranged substantially parallel to one another, each column including a plurality of fluid-tillable substantially spherical cells connected together, the tie arrangement including a tie member having at least one retention aperture configured to be releasably connected to a column at point of reduced diameter between two neighbouring cells.. . ...

12/18/14 / #20140366274

Therapeutic cushion systems and methods

Apparatus and methods for providing therapeutic treatment for symptoms associated with gerd and/or other digestive disorders and/or other medical conditions are described herein. In some embodiments, an apparatus includes a support element and a conformable riser element adjacent the support element. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366273

Pillow with integrated alarm system

Described is a pillow having an integrated alarm system that is wirelessly operable using an external electronic device, such as a smartphone, tablet computer, or other similar electronic devices. The pillow has a soft, cushioned body, preferably composed of foam, and the pillow has an interior cavity in which an alarm system is positioned. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366272

Field stretcher

A field stretcher comprising a subject transporting portion, the subject transporting portion comprising a region capable of forming a subject retaining compartment for retaining a subject positioned within the subject transporting portion, is disclosed and described. A method of transporting a subject generally horizontally, is provided, the method comprising providing a field stretcher comprising a subject transporting portion, positioning a subject in the subject transporting portion, and drawing at least a portion of the subject transporting portion about at least a portion of the subject.. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366271

Patient positioning system

A system and method are disclosed for positioning a patient on an operating table. The patient positioning system includes a positioning pad having a body formed from a compressible material including a slip-resistant surface, a first end and a second end. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366270

Elastic top sheet for a mattress

A top sheet having elastic around the foot end would be retained at the foot end beneath the mattress despite movement by the sleeper or sleepers, and would ensure that the sleeper's or sleepers' feet do not come uncovered.. . ...

12/18/14 / #20140366269

Ventilation and temperature adjustment opening for sleeping bags

A sleeping bag with one more ventilation/temperature adjustment openings. The sleeping bag includes a length and width and the one more ventilation/temperature adjustment openings extend along a length of the front or upper side of the sleeping bag. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366268

Integrated bed and trampoline apparatus

A bed and trampoline apparatus includes a frame having a pair of opposed upstanding side walls and a pair of upstanding end walls extending between opposed ends of the side walls, the side walls and the end walls collectively defining an interior area and an open top that provides access to the interior area. The side walls and end walls collectively include an inner surface that defines a channel extending thereabout. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366267

Motorized foldable bed frame assembly

A motorized foldable bed frame assembly configured to fold from an open co-planar assembly to a closed parallel assembly. An embodiment of the present disclosure is a dual-actuating adjustable bed frame that is collapsible and foldable for ease of shipping, and may be configured for use by extending pivoting frame sections and engaging collapsible support legs. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366266

Portable sink drain diverter

A portable sink drain water diverter for residential and commercial use, which is installable into a sink drain, enabling a user to be more efficient by filling a sink with water, without having to be concerned about water overflowing the sink and removing or doing multiple sink plug repositioning while washing. A portable sink water diverter enables people in the household and in commercial environments to wash dishes conveniently and efficiently. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366265

Sink drain hole structure

A sink drain hole structure, which can be more securely connected with a drain by a connector without loosening. The sink drain hole structure includes a sink main body formed of a rigid wall and a drain hole integrally formed with the sink main body. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366264

Systems and methods for controlling a plurality of touch-free devices in a coordinated manner

Exemplary embodiments of touch-free devices and systems comprising touch-free devices operating in a concerted effort are disclosed below. An exemplary touch-free device includes a spout, a processor, memory, an object sensor, a communication interface and logic stored on the memory. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366263

Sinks with concealable internals and spaces using the same

Sinks have a basin and associated lid to open and close the basin based on desired function. The lid is useable as a counter space and concealer for sink internals. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366262

Portable assembly for providing amenities

A portable assembly comprises a housing unit comprising a top, sides a bottom, a plurality of storage units, and a cover being operable for opening and closing above the top. A counter top is joined to the top. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366261

Safety grate cover for a swimming pool

A grate cover in combination with a swimming pool being installed in a recess in the top of a sump. The grate is formed of an upper and a lower section. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366260

Safety pool cover

A pool cover that is adapted to rest directly on the surface of the pool water is provided. The present pool cover consists of a series of planar panels composed of transparent, durable plastic material and a flotation portion disposed about the periphery of the panels. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366259

Water tank system for toilet

One embodiment of the present application relates to a water tank for a toilet. The water tank includes a first chamber comprising an orifice for connecting to a toilet bowl. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366258

Coupler for improved flow to an external drain

A bushing (58) has an entry portion (68) which is secured to a urinal housing (50) and an exit portion (70) which faces a drain pipe (54, 54a, 54b). The entry portion interior surface (74) is fittable about and sealingly grips the urinal exit tube (52). ...

12/18/14 / #20140366257

Splash shield for plunger

A splash shield for a plunger. The shield is capable of receiving a plunger. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366256

Flexible toilet seal adaptable to conduits of different size and related method

The present disclosure generally relates to a toilet seal that is adaptable to conduits of different size. In one embodiment, the seal includes an integral sealing element coupled to an end of the sleeve. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366255

Fold a seat

The present invention may be used in public a private restrooms as a barrier between the user and the toilet seat. The invention is designed with four layers so the user will have protection from germs that might be spread from one person to the next. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366254

Cycling suit with a seat pad and a method for making the same

A cycling suit (1) comprising a seat pad (2) in the crotch area, wherein the cycling suit comprises a plurality of fabric panels, which are associated along structural seams, and the seat pad is attached by means of a fabric panel (7) disposed to connect the rear part of said seat pad (2) to the suit (1), and said panel is fixed to the suit along lower back structural seams (8, 9) of the same; a corresponding method for manufacturing the cycling suit is also described.. . ...

12/18/14 / #20140366253

Helmet with visor

Helmet with visor having a shell structure shaped is to at least partly cover the user's head. The visor is hinged to the opposite sides of the shell and mobile with respect to the shell between a raised position and a lowered position where it provides a protective extension of the helmet at the eyes of the user. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366252

Helmet provided with an adjustable device for the helmet comfort liner

The present invention relates to a helmet 10 which comprises an impact absorbing liner 30 and a comfort liner 40. The comfort liner 40 in turn comprises at least one adjustable device 50 which during the normal use of the helmet 10 is positioned on the top of the head of the user. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366251

Ear guard

The invention provides an ear guard that protects both the inner and outer ear from exposure to chemicals and excess water when caring for the hair. The ear guard is fabricated of a durable yet pliable rubber or plastic material. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366250

Shielded secure pocket

A pocket incorporated into a garment or accessory provides shielding for wireless communication and other electronic devices and allows insertion and extraction of a wireless communication or other electronic device from the pocket in a simple and natural motion while avoiding compromise of the fit, appearance or function of the garment or accessory.. . ...

12/18/14 / #20140366249

Cover sleeve to transform emergency personal help button into clothing accessory

An elasticized styled cover sleeve covers and transforms any of a variety of personal emergency help buttons into a clothing accessory. Interchangeable differently styled cover sleeves enable matching the style of the transformed clothing accessory to a style of clothing worn by a user. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366248

Individual pant sleeve

An individual pant sleeve includes an individual pant leg having a top end and a bottom end. A first retainer mechanism may be attached to the top end. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366247

Boot holster adapted pants

A long leg pants construction defined by a heavy duty zipper disposed on the inner seam of at least one leg of said pants. Said zipper is configured to zip down from the knee area of the pant leg to and through the bottom of the pant leg. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366246

Cap with interchangeable emblems

The present invention relates to a cap with emblems that are removable and interchangeable including a related system as well as a sleeve for fitting over a portion of a cap with emblems that are removable and interchangeable.. . ...

12/18/14 / #20140366245

Headgear with routed cooling airflow

A headgear apparatus, which permits the flow of air through as conduit embedded within the interior of said apparatus. The device is a flexible comb-like arrangement, contoured to the general shape of a person's scalp. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366244

Method and apparatus for improved manual operations

The present invention can provide a glove system that mounts with a user's hand and facilitates efficient hand-actuated repetitive motions, such as sanding. A tool element removeably mounts with a glove, and provides for easy tool changes, while the mounting allows force to be transmitted from the hand to the tool without continued gripping or pinching by the user. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366243

Multi-part bow ties

Multi-part bow ties are described. Such bow ties include at least a proximal panel that can easily be detached from a distal panel. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366242

Method and apparatus for keeping a shirt collar aligned and secured, magnetically, against a shirt front, with a decorative collar link assembly

A method and apparatus for securing a shirt collar in a desired position and orientation, magnetically, against a shirt front, using a decorative collar link assembly. The decorative collar link apparatus is an assembly that includes a decorative cap assembled to a single base magnet thereby attachable to an outside surface of a shirt collar, aligned opposite a separate single magnet placed against the inside surface of a shirt, wherein the decorative collar link assembly on the outside of a shirt is magnetically attachable to the inside magnet through the shirt material, for securing the shirt collar in the selected position and orientation. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366241

Clothing

Clothing has a body including a front body and a back body, wherein a material constituting the front body and a material constituting the back body are the same, and a chest width of the back body is shorter than a chest width of the front body. The clothing guides a motion or state of the upper body of a wearer to a proper posture and improves motion followability and wearing comfort around scapulae.. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366240

Hooded garment

A garment is provided, having a hood for covering a head while exposing a face of a hooded user through a front periphery. The hood includes a collar portion which is circumferentially extending and is capable of wrapping about a neck of a user. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366239

Outdoor convertible garment

A convertible garment for outdoor usage is disclosed. The garment basically comprises a quilted jacket-like upper member having a hood and a quilted zip-off skirt member. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366238

Water-activated thermochromic materials

An article of clothing is coated or impregnated with a coating that contains thermochromic pigment. The pigment is constructed to change color when wet with water, and/or to provide a hyperthermic warning when a person wearing the clothing is over-warm.. ...

12/18/14 / #20140366237

Garment

A garment presently disclosed contains an open toe portion containing an upper edge and a lower edge, a heel portion coupled with the open toe portion by a tubular body portion, and a movable cover portion containing a first surface, a second surface disposed opposite the first surface, a first edge, a second edge disposed substantially parallel the first edge, a third edge disposed substantially perpendicular to the first edge and the second edge, and a fourth edge disposed substantially parallel the third edge, wherein the second edge of the movable cover portion is coupled with at least a portion of the lower or upper edge, wherein the third edge of the movable cover portion is coupled with at least a portion of the tubular body portion, wherein the fourth edge of the movable cover portion is coupled with at least a portion of the tubular body portion.. . ...

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Laptop sleeve apparatus

The present invention relates to a clear or otherwise transparent sleeve or pouch that is configured to hold a picture, calendar, reminder, or other cutout. Specifically, the invention relates to sleeve that can be reversibly affixed to the palm rest of a laptop computer.. ...

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12/11/14 / #there is provided a prefabricated window/door structure with interconnecting 45 degree joints where a horizontal bar has its both ends cut at an angle of 45 degrees and includes: a first connection space formed in the direction of the length of the horizontal bar so that the inner space of the horizontal bar is open to the outside, and a screw fastening part with a screw fastening groove protruding in the first connection space; a vertical bar has its both ends cut at an angle of 45 degrees to form a joint of 45 degrees when each of the ends of the vertical bar faces each of the ends of the horizontal bar and includes: a second connection space formed in the direction of the length of the vertical bar so that the inner space of the vertical bar is open to the outside, and a screw hole formed on a side wall in the second connection space, to be aligned with the screw fastening groove; and a support block includes: a first support part to be inserted into the first connection space of the horizontal bar and a second support part to be inserted into the second connection space of the vertical bar. the first support part includes a fastening part receiving channel formed to receive the screw fastening part when the first support part is inserted into the first connection space.

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12/11/14 / #the invention relates to a measuring and/or plotting and/or sighting instrument (1) comprising a first marker (8a), a second marker (8b), a third marker (8c) and a fourth marker (8d) linked together by a link element (10) allowing a relative displacement of the markers according to the following formula:

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12/11/14 / #an artificial predator will harvest chemical energy from the environment in which it lives by (eating) a target species. the target species is programmed into the robot. the robot uses neural nets (or similar system) for discerning what to target and what to ignore. then the robot can convert this food into energy. after this process is completed, the robot will continue to hunt and consume its target species.

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12/11/14 / #an artificial predator is a robotic system that does two tasks at the same time by eating

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12/11/14 / #a harvesting machine for picking up crop includes a container with a closable filler neck used to accommodate a fluid that is fed by at least one supply system to crop picked up by the harvesting machine. the container has at least one further, closable opening, through which at least one additional container is inserted into the container.

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12/11/14 / #20140360182

Method and system for binary flow turbine control

Methods and systems are provided for adjusting the opening of a scroll valve of a binary flow turbine. Scroll valve adjustments are used at different engine operating conditions to improve engine performance and boost response. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360181

Method and system for binary flow turbine control

Methods and systems are provided for adjusting the opening of a scroll valve of a binary flow turbine. Scroll valve adjustments are used at different engine operating conditions to improve engine performance and boost response. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360180

Method and system for binary flow turbine control

Methods and systems are provided for adjusting the opening of a scroll valve of a binary flow turbine. Scroll valve adjustments are used at different engine operating conditions to improve engine performance and boost response. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360179

Method and system for binary flow turbine control

Methods and systems are provided for adjusting the opening of a scroll valve of a binary flow turbine. Scroll valve adjustments are used at different engine operating conditions to improve engine performance and boost response. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360178

Method for determining wastegate valve lift

Various systems and methods for determining the lift of a wastegate valve are provided. For example, a method comprises determining a relation between an actuator position and a lift of a wastegate valve at engine start-up in a temperature range. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360177

Variable pedal feeling adjustment device

Disclosed is a variable pedal feeling adjustment device. A pedal simulator includes a simulator block formed with an oil hole connected to a master cylinder through a passage and a bore communicating with the oil hole, a damping housing slidably installed in the bore while being restricted in rotation, a first reaction unit provided in the bore and configured to provide reaction force by being pressurized by oil from the master cylinder, and a second reaction unit supported by the damping housing and configured to provide reaction force by being pressurized by the first reaction unit. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360176

Wave-powered electricity generator

This invention is a wave powered electricity-generating mechanism which utilizes the fluctuations of multiple pontoons and ratchets' direction control to integrate various gear speeds into a high speed in order to drive an electricity generator. There are low, medium, and high speed gear sets. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360175

Nozzle arrangement and motor vehicle drive train

Nozzle arrangement for fluid applications, in particular for a hydraulic circuit of a motor vehicle drive train. A nozzle body has a first longitudinal end and a second longitudinal end. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360174

Boom cylinder control circuit for construction machine

The present disclosure relates to a boom cylinder control circuit for a construction machine, and includes: a boom cylinder which has an ascending-side chamber and a descending-side chamber; a boom control unit which provides a working fluid to the boom cylinder; a boom operation part which is operated to drive the boom cylinder by providing a pilot working fluid to the boom control unit; a first floating valve which allows the descending-side chamber and the ascending-side chamber to selectively communicate with or be shut off from a first drain line; a second floating valve which is additionally provided in a flow path between the descending-side chamber, which is connected with the first drain line via the first floating valve, and the first drain line, allows the descending-side chamber to communicate with the first drain line, or shut off discharge of the working fluid from the descending-side chamber to the first drain line, and allows of a reverse flow; and a floating selection operation part which provides an operation signal so that the first floating valve and the second floating valve are switched in a direction in which the first floating valve and the second floating valve are communicated or shut off.. . ...

12/11/14 / #20140360173

Hydrostatic drive system

A hydrostatic drive system for a machine is provided. The hydrostatic drive system includes a first hydraulic circuit, and a second hydraulic circuit. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360172

Engine device

It is an object of the present invention to provide an engine device in which a support structure of an exhaust throttle device can be made as a high rigidity structure, and it is possible to prevent the exhaust throttle device from being heated by radiation heat from peripheries of the exhaust throttle device. The engine device of the invention includes an engine (1) having an exhaust manifold (7), and the exhaust throttle device (65) adjusts exhaust gas pressure of the exhaust manifold (7). ...

12/11/14 / #20140360171

Catalyst with improved hydrothermal stability

A catalyst for the treatment of exhaust gas emissions is disclosed. The catalyst can comprise ceria-alumina particles having a ceria phase present in a weight percent of the composite in the range of about 20% to about 80% on an oxide basis, an alkaline earth metal component supported on the ceria-alumina particles, wherein the ceo2 is present in the form of crystallites that are hydrothermally stable and have an average crystallite size less than 160 Å after aging at 950° c. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360170

Exhaust system of an internal combustion engine

An exhaust system (1) of an internal combustion engine includes an oxidation catalytic converter (2), a particle filter (3), an injector (4) for injecting a reducing agent, a static mixer-evaporator (5), an scr catalytic converter (6) and a housing (8). The oxidation catalytic converter is upstream of the particle filter and upstream of the scr catalytic converter. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360169

Post thermal control device for use with a nox slip catalyst

A system and method for treating diesel exhaust in a diesel exhaust system, and specifically for improved nox conversion efficiency during particulate filter regeneration, is disclosed. The exhaust gas treatment system includes a diesel oxidation catalyst (doc); a diesel particulate filter (dpf) fluidly coupled to the doc; a mixer fluidly coupled to the doc and dpf, a thermal control device (tcd) positioned after the dpf, a nox slip catalyst (nsc), at least one temperature sensor (ts), wherein the thermal control device reduces the temperature of the exhaust gas stream. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360168

System and method for sequential injection of reagent to reduce nox from combustion sources

In a large exhaust duct from a lean burn combustion source, such as a boiler, diesel engine or gas turbine, multiple injectors can be used to inject a reagent, such as an aqueous solution of urea or ammonia, into the exhaust for use in the catalytic reduction of nox in a process known in the art as selective catalytic reduction (scr). When operating at low injection rates, such as during low combustor loads, the injectors are operated individually for short periods of time in a sequential manner.. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360167

System and method for cooling of an aftertreatment module

A cooling system for an aftertreatment module located within an enclosure is provided. The cooling system includes an exhaust outlet line and a venturi arrangement provided in cooperation with the exhaust outlet line. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360166

Systems and methods for nox sensor diagnostics

Systems and methods are disclosed for diagnosing gain rationality of an nox sensor that is downstream of a selective catalytic reduction (scr) catalyst. Sensor diagnostics are performed while maintaining reductant dosing to the scr catalyst.. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360165

Selective catalytic reduction device monitoring system

A selective catalytic reduction (scr) device monitoring system includes an engine out nox monitoring module, an scr out nox monitoring module configured and disposed to monitor nox released from the scr device, and a nox storage model module operatively connected to the engine out nox module and the scr out nox monitoring module. The nox storage model module is configured and disposed to determine an amount of nox stored in the scr device. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360164

Diesel exhaust treatment systems and methods

Disclosed here are systems and methods including one or more fbcs and one or more suitable aftertreatment devices, including docs, dpfs, and suitable combinations thereof. The systems and methods disclosed may include selecting a suitable fbc for use with a fuel with a specified sulfur content. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360163

System and method for controlling an engine that includes low pressure egr

Methods and systems for operating an engine that includes a low pressure egr passage and a selective reduction catalyst are disclosed. In one example, an actuator is adjusted in response to a nox mass flow rate in the low pressure egr passage.. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360162

Voltage control system for heating a selective catalyst reduction device

An exhaust gas treatment system for an internal combustion engine is provided. The exhaust gas treatment system includes an electrically heated catalyst (“ehc”) device in fluid communication with an exhaust gas conduit, a generator, a selective catalytic reduction (“scr”) device, and a control module. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360161

Forced air circulation for an aftertreatment module

A cooling system for an aftertreatment module mounted within an enclosure is provided. The cooling system includes a source of forced air in fluid communication with the enclosure. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360160

Variable geometry turbine vane

Embodiments may provide variable geometry turbine, a nozzle vane for a variable geometry turbine, and a method. The variable geometry turbine that may include a turbine wheel and a plurality of adjustable vanes radially positioned around the turbine wheel. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360159

Precipitation cover for an exhaust system

An apparatus for an exhaust system, the apparatus comprising a precipitation cover adapted to be positioned at least partially downstream of a tailpipe, relative to a direction of an exhaust gas flow. The precipitation cover comprises a first cover end and a second cover end. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360158

Twin-door thrust reverser

A thrust reverser for aircraft turbojet engine nacelle includes at least one upstream door and a downstream door. The upstream and downstream doors move in concert between a direct jet position and a reverse jet position. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360157

Rocket vehicle with integrated attitude control and thrust vectoring

A rocket vehicle includes a controller that integrates operation of a variable-vector main thruster and attitude control thrusters. When the main thruster is firing and roll is commanded, the controller can provide roll moment by firing only a single attitude control thruster, while changing the thrust vector of the main thruster to offset any pitch/yaw moments induced by the firing of the single attitude control thruster. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360156

Asymmetric baseplate cooling with alternating swirl main burners

A combustor arrangement (10) including a pilot burner (22) having a pilot cone (62); a plurality of clockwise (130) main swirlers interposed among a plurality of counterclockwise (132) main swirlers and disposed concentrically about the pilot burner, and a base plate (40) transverse to the main swirlers inbound-zones (134) exist where adjacent portions (106) of adjacent flows (108) through main swirlers flow toward the pilot cone, and interposed between the inbound zones outbound zones (136) exist where adjacent portions of adjacent flows flow away from the pilot cone the arrangement is configured to preferentially deliver more cooling fluid to the inbound zones than the outbound zones.. . ...

12/11/14 / #20140360155

Microchannel systems and methods for cooling turbine components of a gas turbine engine

The present application and the resultant patent thus provide a microchannel system for cooling a hot gas path surface of a turbine. The microchannel system may include a turbine component having an outer surface extending along a hot gas path of the turbine, a microchannel defined within the turbine component and extending about the outer surface, and a number of pockets defined within the turbine component and positioned along the microchannel. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360154

Gas turbine plant having exhaust gas recirculation

The invention relates to a gas turbine plant, including a gas turbine device, which has a compressor and at least one burner and at least one gas turbine, a waste heat boiler assembly, which has a boiler inlet side connected to a turbine outlet and a first boiler outlet connected to a flue and a second boiler outlet, and an exhaust gas recirculation, which connects the second boiler outlet to a compressor inlet. A simplified structure can be achieved in that the waste heat boiler assembly has a first boiler exhaust gas path, which is connected to the boiler inlet side and leads to the first boiler outlet, and that the waste heat boiler assembly has a second boiler exhaust gas path, which is connected to the boiler inlet side and leads to the second boiler outlet separately from the first boiler exhaust gas path.. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360153

Gas turbine engine thermal management system

A gas turbine engine according to an exemplary embodiment of this disclosure, among other possible things includes a fan. A geared architecture is configured for driving the fan. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360152

Oil tank mount with yoke

An engine has an oil tank mounted to an engine wall with clevis ears formed on both the oil tank and a mount bracket. A link connects the mount bracket clevis ears to the oil tank clevis ears. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360151

Method for operating an open-end rotor spinning machine

A method for operating an open-end rotor spinning machine having a plurality of workstations, usually a large number, each including a spinning device with a rotor housing, to which negative pressure can be applied, in which a spinning rotor (23) revolves at a high rotational speed, to produce a yarn, as well as a winding device to produce a cross-wound bobbin (18), wherein the connection of the workstations to a central negative pressure supply can be selectively switched off. The application of negative pressure to the rotor housing is limited to the spinning devices which are producing yarn as well as the spinning devices which are repiecing.. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360150

Elastic dope dyed yarn composite of two colors and process of manufacturing same

An elastic dope dyed yarn composite of two colors and process of manufacturing same is provided. The elastic dope dyed yarn composite of two colors includes an sdy having fibers being dope dyed, a poy drawn from dope dyed synthetic materials; and an elastic yarn. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360149

Fore and aft tilt for corn header

A harvesting header and feederhouse for use with a crop harvesting machine has a feederhouse interface at a distal end of the feederhouse and a header frame providing structural support for the harvesting header. The header frame has a top beam, a bottom beam, and first and second vertical main structures connecting the top and bottom beams. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360148

Harvesting machine for picking up crop

The additional container is fillable with a fluid and has contents that can be mixed with the fluid present in the container.. . ...

12/11/14 / #20140360147

Filter element with high temperature polymer retaining straps and method of manufacture

A filter element includes a filtration media formed into a tubular configuration. The filtration media includes a plurality of circumferentially spaced apart pleats. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360146

Wet-laid dual-layer air filtration media including a large diameter synthetic polymeric fiber in a top layer thereof

A wet-laid dual-layer air filtration media having a thin, lightweight top layer and a bottom layer is provided. The novel media includes a large diameter synthetic polymeric fiber in the top layer that deforms plastically and retains cohesion as a single object, while minimizing use of frangible components that become airborne upon handling. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360145

Filter medium for filter, method for producing the same, and filter

Provided are a filter medium for a filter, which makes it possible to obtain a filter high in collection efficiency, low in pressure loss and long in filter lifetime, a method for producing the same, and a filter using the filter medium for a filter. A filter medium for a filter is used as a constituent member of a filter and composed of a wet type nonwoven fabric, wherein the filter medium for a filter has a multilayer structure of two or more layers, and there is no interface between the above-mentioned two layers.. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360144

Filter arrangements; housings; assemblies; and, methods

Air cleaner and preferred components for an air cleaner are provided. In certain arrangements, a band is permanently mounted to the media pack, surrounding the media. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360143

Canister woodworking filter cleaner

A cleaner for a canister woodworking filter of a dust collector includes a vibrating unit magnetically attached to the top of a canister woodworking filter. The vibrating unit may have a sufficiently compact profile (i.e., low height) to avoid interference with the existing handle. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360142

Adjustable halter

Animal control apparatuses are disclosed that allow for easy replacement of the releasable closure. In some cases the releasable closure includes a tri-fold design wherein elongated members with hook and loop fasteners fold over each other.. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360141

Packing station and multi-modal interface

Exemplary embodiments of the present application provide a packing system for an order fulfillment process. The packing system may include a scanner for scanning a barcode to retrieve a product identifier that is used to look up an order in a package database. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360140

Apparatus and method for placing bags over insertion tube in bale enveloping apparatus

An apparatus for placing preformed bags having an open end and a closed end over an insertion tube for inserting a bale therethrough and into the bag. A plurality of fingers are inserted into the bag open end and are extended for engaging the bag. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360139

Apparatus and method for opening bags in bale enveloping apparatus

An apparatus for separating the bag walls of preformed bags having an open end and a closed end for use in an apparatus for enveloping bales of material. The bag walls are initially adjacent one another. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360138

Apparatus and method for closing and sealing bags in bale enveloping apparatus

An apparatus for closing and sealing a preformed polypropylene bag after a bale has been inserted therein as the bale and bag traverse along a longitudinal line of travel. Left and right rotatable side flaps fold the left and right bag closure flaps onto the bale. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360137

Food product handling device, system, and related methods

A food product handling device is provided. The food product handling device can include a movable loading head having a plurality of rails and a vacuum system operatively associated with the head. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360136

Vertical packaging machine and method

Vertical packaging machine for packages such as boxes, bags and similar, comprising a closed path along which gripping means arc movable to grasp and carry the packages, means for feeding products to the machine and dosing means to direct a predetermined amount of product to said packages, characterized by further comprising at least one plurality of product feeding containers. The containers are disposed above a corresponding plurality of gripping means of the packages and are movable along one or more guides to follow at least part of the path of the gripping means and packages present on the gripping means. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360135

Bags, method of making bags and method of use thereof for enveloping rectangular bales

A continuous web of closed, preformed end-to-end bags for enclosing bales of material are made by forming an elongate sheet into a helix tube, flattening the tube into first and second elongate bag walls and securing the bag walls at closure seams located along the flattened helix tube. The helix tube is formed by nesting the elongate sheet side edges into u-shapes and sewing. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360134

Ferris-wheel type vacuum packaging system and method

A vacuum packaging system for vacuumizing and sealing unsealed packages including a plurality of vacuum chambers each linked with a respective platen assembly having a platen and conveyor, each chamber and assembly arranged to receive an unsealed package and perform a vacuum sealing operation on the package, characterized by a) a conveyor apparatus including an in-feed conveyor to load each platen conveyor with an unsealed package, and an out-feed conveyor to unload each vacuumized, sealed package from each platen conveyor; and b) a ferris wheel-type vacuum packaging apparatus including at least three radially arranged vacuum chambers each linked with a respective platen assembly, each chamber and platen assembly rotatable about a central horizontal axis disposed parallel to the linear path of the conveyor apparatus, the ferris wheel-type apparatus operable in a vertical plane of rotation disposed perpendicular to the linear path of the conveyor apparatus.. . ...

12/11/14 / #20140360133

Bag mouth opening device for continuously conveyed bags

A bag mouth opening device for continuously conveyed bags including suction cups (16, 17) continuously rotated in mutually opposite directions along substantially symmetrical elliptical moving paths (24, 25) on ether side of a conveying path (1) for bags. The time the suction cups take to make their single rotation along the moving paths matches the time a bag (20) takes to be conveyed for an inter-bag distance(s). ...

12/11/14 / #20140360132

Method and apparatus for forming delivery devices for oral intake of an agent

Provided are methods, systems and apparatuses for producing delivery devices, for example, for oral intake of an agent. In the broadest aspect, the method can include assembling one or more layers including one or more materials with an agent or an agent-releasing formulation to form an integrated, for example a laminated, device; folding the integrated delivery device to form a folded integrated delivery device; and at least partially enclosing the fold delivery device to a form suitable for oral delivery. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360131

Coiling pipes in spool form and tying said spool

Machine for coiling pipes (1) in the form of large-size heavy spools (5), comprising a reel rotating about a longitudinal axis (x-x) for coiling the pipes (1) fed to the reel in a feeding direction (y-y), the reel comprising: a first rotating half-reel (10); a second half-reel (20) coaxial with and arranged opposite the first half-reel (10) in the longitudinal direction (x-x); said first and second half-reels (10;20) being displaceable in both senses of the longitudinal direction (x-x) from a relative position where the two half-reels (10;20) are closed in contact with each other in the longitudinal direction (x-x) for coiling the spool (5), to a position where the two half-reels (10;20) are separated from each other for unloading the finished and tied spool (5); and an assembly for tying the spool (5) by means of a strap (2).. . ...

12/11/14 / #20140360130

Tile alignment and leveling device

A tile alignment and leveling device for aligning and leveling tiles as they are being secured to a substrate. The device includes a flexible member, a bottom plate, and an intermediate member. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360129

Device for introducing a force into tension members made of fiber-reinforced flat-strip plastic lamellas

The disclosure relates to a device for introducing a force into tension members made of fiber-reinforced flat-strip plastic lamellas, including at least one clamping element arranged on the tension member and having at least one surface in contact with the tension member. At least one sleeve is arranged around the clamping element and the tension member and exerts a clamping pressure onto the tension member via the clamping element. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360128

Wall attachment clip, wall panel system, and system and method for supporting wall panels

A clip for attaching and supporting wall panels to a building (such as for an exterior building envelope), a wall panel system, and systems and methods for supporting wall panels is provided. The clip includes a main body portion, a first extension portion, a second extension portion, and a face portion. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360127

Method for feed through construction

A method for creating a feed through construction barrier comprised of a collar defining the form factor of the barrier and a plurality of slidably connected and nested rods creating a continuous barrier conforming to the form factor of the collar. While the collar defines the form factor of the barrier, the slidable rods can be adjusted in their relative positions along the form factor to provide for a barrier that conforms to the contours of the application surface. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360126

Method for installing a flooring surface on a concrete slab or deck base coated with a sealing material

A method for installing a flooring surface on a concrete slab or deck base coated with a sealing material to seal the surface and limit the passage of moisture therethrough comprising pouring concrete to create a poured concrete slab or deck base or obtaining a pre-cast concrete slab or deck base, allowing the concrete slab or deck base to cure, cleaning the cured or partially cured concrete slab or deck base, testing the cured or partially cured concrete slab or deck base to determine at least one of its ph, relative humidity, and vapor emission level, applying a layer of a sealing material , curing the sealing material to form the coated, cured or partially cured concrete slab or deck base, and installing an athletic, commercial, or residential flooring surface on the coated, cured or partially cured concrete slab or deck base.. . ...

12/11/14 / #20140360125

Truss hinge with angular variability

A truss hinge that allows hinging between truss parts, and also allows configuration into a different size.. . ...

12/11/14 / #20140360124

Windows and doors assembly structure having a joint portion of 45 degrees

Accordingly, since the horizontal bar and the vertical bar are simply attached to and/or detached from each other, it is easy to install and repair the window/door. Further, since the thickness of the horizontal bar and the vertical bar is able to be minimized, the window/door is light in weight. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360123

Fastening system for connecting non-load bearing wall to truss

A fastener assembly for connecting a non-load bearing wall to a truss comprises a fastener with a sleeve retained on the fastener and axially displaceable along the fastener. The fastener has unthreaded shank portion and the sleeve is disposed about the unthreaded shank portion. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360122

Solid-wood rigid block assemblies

In some embodiments, a durable solid-wood door or other rigid block assembly includes two generally-planar, mutually-parallel solid-wood boards each having a plurality of mutually-parallel dovetail-connection channels running generally along an internal surface of each of the boards, and a solid-wood central keying structure disposed between the two solid-wood boards. The central keying structure includes a plurality of two-sided sliding dovetails keys sized to slide within the dovetail-connection channels to secure the two-mutually-parallel solid-wood boards to each other via sliding dovetail connections to the central keying structure. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360121

Panel-to-panel connections for stay-in-place liners used to repair structures

A stay-in-place lining is provided for lining a structure fabricated from concrete. The lining comprises a plurality of panels connectable via complementary connector components on their longitudinal edges. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360120

Multi-purpose transport and flooring structures, and associated methods of manufacture

A pallet cap for covering and connecting with at least one existing pallet includes a reinforced platform having a flat top surface and a bottom surface opposite the top surface. Four vertical, peripheral edges connect the top and bottom surfaces. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360119

Roof framing structure using triangular structural framing

A roof framing structure (20) is disclosed, and includes a plurality of primary supports (30) (e.g., rafters) that may be disposed in parallel relation and extend along the roof pitch (14). One or more secondary supports (40) extend between each adjacent pair of primary supports (30). ...

12/11/14 / #20140360118

Factory fabricated precompressed water and/or fire resistant tunnel expansion joint systems, and transitions

A fire and/or water resistant expansion joint system for installation between substrates of a tunnel. The system includes a coating applied at a predetermined thickness to the substrates and a fire and water resistant expansion joint. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360117

Flooring using pvc and method of constructing the flooring

The present invention relates to pvc resin flooring in which a tile is molded out of pvc, that is, vinyl chloride resin, and the four-sided edges of the tile are molded into curved surfaces. The pvc resin flooring constructed in a floor includes a resin tile configured to include a base layer and a surface layer, wherein the surface layer comprises a dimension stabilization layer, a balance layer, a printing layer, a transparent layer, and a protection layer sequentially stacked on a top surface of the base layer, the base layer and the surface layer are made of pvc resin and jointed, and the four-sided edges of the resin tile are molded into curved surfaces; and a grouting constructed in a gap between the resin tiles, wherein the resin tile is constructed by coating an adhesive on a construction floor, the resin tiles are spaced apart from one another at intervals, and construction is finished by filling the gap between the resin tiles with the grouting.. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360116

Concrete flooring

An improved concrete floor arrangement is formed from a single cast piece or alternatively a plurality smaller cast pieces linked together to form a floor surface. The floor is arranged in the form of a grid.. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360115

Adjustable head-of-wall insulation construction for use with wider wall configurations

A construction for insulating the head-of-wall joint between a wall and a floor or roof thereabove which utilizes an insulating gasket construction positionable between the ceiling track and the building structure thereabove. The insulating gasket member includes two l-shaped sections which includes co-operate to firestop both outwardly facing sides of a head-of-wall joint, but which can also be used singly. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360114

Utility trench system components

Component sets installed at selected intervals along the lengths of upwardly opening, just-below-floor-level utility trenches maintain a substantially parallel-extending relationship between opposed pairs of elongate, upstanding panels that form opposite sidewalls of the utility trench. The component sets each include a pair of elongate uprights of channel-shaped cross-section, and elongate connecting members that bridge between the paired uprights. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360113

Extra strength backing stud having notched flanges

Disclosed herein is an elongated c-shaped backing stud having a plurality of receiving notches positioned along its outer flanges. The backing stud is fastened to the studs of a sheet metal wall assembly by means of a plurality of fasteners, and such that the plurality of studs of the wall assembly abuts a planar web portion of the backing stud. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360112

Stair nosing assembly

An exemplary stair nosing assembly comprises an elongated base, a plate adhered to the base, and a cover temporarily covering the base and the plate. The base has at least one anchor portion extending downwardly from the upper portion for attaching to a lip of a tread pan and/or embedding in a concrete tread. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360111

Frame for supporting solar module

A frame for supporting a solar module is disclosed. The frame includes a bar base and a first support. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360110

Protective structure for tables and optical table comprising said protective structure

A protective structure for tables comprises an external frame placed around the table defining a security distance between the external frame and the table, and the protective structure further comprises protecting means including at least one beam blocker, said at least one beam blocker being preferably placed vertically on said external frame. The protective structure permits isolation of the optical table from vibrations, heat and/or air flow produced by other equipment used during the experiments.. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360109

Building envelope assembly including moisture transportation feature

A building envelope assembly including a first structural wall frame, a flexible sheet, a drain assembly, and a seal. The flexible sheet is disposed along a surface of the first structural wall frame. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360108

Seismic isolation mechanism

A seismic isolation mechanism 1 includes a seismic isolation apparatus 6 which is installed at one end 2 in a vertical direction v on a superstructure 3 and installed at another end 4 in the vertical direction v on a floor 5 serving as a foundation or a substructure to isolate the vibration of the superstructure 3 with respect to the floor 5; an attenuation damper 10 which is connected at one end 7 in the horizontal direction h to the superstructure 3 and connected at another end 8 in the horizontal direction h to a portion 9 of the seismic isolation apparatus 6 between the one end 2 and the other end 4 thereof to attenuate the vibration of the superstructure 3 with respect to the floor 5 as it is extended and contracted in the horizontal direction h; and an attenuation damper 13 which is connected at one end 11 in the horizontal direction h to the floor 5 and connected at another end 12 in the horizontal direction h to the portion 9 of the seismic isolation apparatus 6 to attenuate the vibration of the superstructure 3 with respect to the floor 5 as it is extended and contracted in the horizontal direction h.. . ...

12/11/14 / #20140360107

Apparatus for anchoring an irrigation tower

A remotely operable anchoring system for a mobile irrigation apparatus includes anchoring units mounted to irrigation towers. The anchoring units are remotely operable through a control module and have anchor members which, upon command, can be moved by the anchoring units from a retracted position to an extended position in which each anchor member penetrates and anchors itself into the soil beneath the irrigation tower. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360106

Wall straightening support assembly

A wall straightening support assembly having a floor bracket secured to a floor and a jack assembly secured to and extending between a pair of joists. A support member is positioned between a collapsing wall and both the jack assembly and the floor bracket such that the jack assembly applies selective force to the support member to push the wall back to straight.. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360105

Telescoping frame system for portable home or other structure

A wheel assembly for use with a telescoping frame, the wheel assembly comprising a top plate and a bottom plate through which a pin extends. The telescoping frame comprises at least one skid that extends longitudinally to term an underside of the non-telescoping frame. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360104

Stage having movable parts and advertising means

Stage having movable parts and advertising means. A method and apparatus is disclosed for the aim of enhancing the visual perception of attendees present to shows where the use of protective elements such as fences surrounding a stage, act as a physical obstacle between the show and the public during given moments such as in the initial presentation of contenders in a wrestling contest for instance, or at the winner proclamation act in the end of the session, when preferably the fence should be removed for the benefit of the show's visibility, effect that can be achieved by means of mechanical force applied over certain parts of the stage's sections such as the stage's fence or the stage's floor or even both simultaneously, to move them up and downwards or horizontally, providing at the same time the means for introducing advertising facilities through the use of the stage's movable structure for this goal.. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360103

Polycrystalline diamond compacts, cutting elements and earth-boring tools including such compacts, and methods of forming such compacts and earth-boring tools

Methods of forming a polycrystalline diamond compact for use in an earth-boring tool include forming a body of polycrystalline diamond material including a first material disposed in interstitial spaces between inter-bonded diamond crystals in the body, removing the first material from interstitial spaces in a portion of the body, selecting a second material promoting a higher rate of degradation of the polycrystalline diamond compact than the first material under similar elevated temperature conditions and providing the second material in interstitial spaces in the portion of the body. Methods of drilling include engaging at least one cutter with a formation and wearing a second region of polycrystalline diamond material comprising a second material faster than the first region of polycrystalline diamond material comprising a first material. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360102

Air spring counterbalance

Methods of operating a fluid-based spring counterbalance mechanism for a movable barrier are used to support a portion of the weight of the movable barrier. A jackshaft is configured to be operatively coupled to the movable barrier such that rotation of the jackshaft raises or lowers the movable barrier. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360101

Seal members for thin-panel swinging doors

A seal member (20) for selectively sealing the space between a thin swinging door panel (23l) and an adjacent structure (21l), includes: a u-shaped portion (33) adapted to embrace a marginal end portion of the panel adjacent the end face, having a web (34) arranged to face toward the panel end face, having a first and second legs (35, 37) extending away from the web; a boss or lug (53) extending outwardly from the u-shaped portion in a direction away from the proximate panel surface; a first seal lip (42) having proximal portion (43) extending outwardly from the boss or lug and away from the proximate leg, and a second seal lip (39) extending away from the web. The seal lips have a distal marginal end portions (41, 44) adapted to selectively engage portions of the adjacent structure when the door is moved to its closed position.. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360100

Seal profile of a door seal

A door seal for a doorway in a vehicle for public passenger transportation has at least one reinforcing element coated with an elastomer, the reinforcing element having a lesser elasticity in the longitudinal direction of the seal than in the transverse direction.. . ...

12/11/14 / #20140360099

Lavatory reconfiguration system

A method and apparatus for reconfiguring a lavatory area. An apparatus comprises a first lavatory area, a second lavatory area, a first door for the first lavatory area, and a second door for the second lavatory area. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360098

Method and apparatus for gasification

A gasification system includes a gasifier configured to gasify a feedstock and an oxidant to generate a producer gas, a steam generator configured to supply steam to the gasifier, and a combustion system configured to supply an exhaust gas to the steam generator to produce the steam. The system also includes an exhaust gas injection system located upstream of the gasifier and fluidly coupled to the gasifier. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360097

Planter box, multipurpose diacolation pipe and method for soil drainage and irrigation

A planter box for holding planting soil includes a box body having a bottom wall, a sidewall and an open top. An anti-clog drainage and irrigation pipe is mounted across and above the bottom wall. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360096

Method for controlling the planting of olive trees for the continuous mechanical harvesting of the olives

A method for controlling the planting of olive trees for the continuous mechanical harvesting of the olives using harvesting machines, the method having the following steps: planting parallel rows of olive tree saplings with a spacing between the tree trunks and a spacing between the rows; placing trellising on each row; placing divergent supports for each tree; attaching two divergent branches of each tree, which are arranged in a single vertical plane and in the vertical plane of the row to which said tree belongs, onto a pair of supports; removing other branches of said tree; adapting the shape of the foliage of the trees so as to impart a configuration flattened in alignment with the rows thereto; maintaining said configuration by periodically pruning the trees until the latter reach maturity and bear fruit; and removing the supports and the trellising when the trees are fully grown.. . ...

12/11/14 / #20140360095

Method for production of casing for cultivating mushrooms and/or plants

The aim of this invention is the development of an essentially new method for production of a casing layer (casing) intended for cultivation of mushrooms/plants and the use of appropriate equipment for this purpose. The invention allows the abandonment of raw materials with desired structure and enables making of preferred structure by using locally available low-quality raw materials, which is particularly relevant for countries having no raw materials suitable for the production of mushroom casing. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360094

Method of agglomerating fine particles using a concentrated water in oil emulsion

A method of agglomerating fine particles such as ultrafine coal in a benefication process, uses a water in oil emulsion to significantly reduce the amount of oil needed compared with known oil in water emulsions. A solution of oil and emulsifying agent is provided to which water is progressively added forming a concentrated water in oil emulsion with stabilized water drops (1) packed inside the oil solution phase (2). ...

12/11/14 / #20140360093

Procedure and equipment for the production of solid fuel from wastewater sludge

Process for the production of solid fuel from wastewater sludge, and equipment suitable for carrying out the production thereof.. . ...

12/11/14 / #20140360092

Artificial predator systems and subsystems

The robot would move through the ecosystem, whether it is natural or manmade. It can be trained to attack a specific target. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360091

Pest control devices, methods, and apparatus

Described are devices and methods for pest control, including devices useful to place pest control devices at locations of use such as at a crop (e.g., at a branch of a tree), certain embodiments of devices including a capsule and a tether that can become tangled or caught in a tree or other crop location.. . ...

12/11/14 / #20140360090

Floating fishing accessory with positional stabilization

Herein disclosed is a unique floating fishing accessory comprised of a rigid frame having commonly available tubular closed cell foam pool toys affixed thereto for floatation and further comprising a netted or perforated fish storage enclosure that doubles as a sea anchor so as to resist movement of the accessory under windy conditions.. . ...

12/11/14 / #20140360089

Ice fishing hole retaining device

A hole retaining device to preserve an ice fishing hole comprising a cylinder, where the cylinder extends between an open rim and a closed bottom, and where the cylinder houses a fire ignited to melt ice surround the hole retaining device; a handle attached to the rim, where the handle serves to lift the cylinder; and a bait container attached to the bottom of the cylinder, where the bait container houses bait for ice fishing. The hole retaining device features a tapered cylinder to easily remove the device from the fishing hole.. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360088

Fish shaped lure for trolling

Transfer sheets on which an image quite closely resembling an external appearance of a bait fish is color printed on the surface of a hologram sheet are adhered to back sides of bilaterally symmetrical body-half segments made of a flexible transparent thermoplastic resin in a state that the image can be viewed perspectively from the surface side. Only front head sides which occupy at least half in both the body-half segments are adhered and remaining rear end sides are kept open, by which a line equipped with a hook is guided out and wired to the front from the rear end sides via an interior hollow of a lure body.. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360087

Fishing lure

A fishing lure has at least one hook having a shank with opposite ends. A bend is at one end of the shank and a barb is at the end of the bend opposite the shank. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360086

Fishing rod holder

A fishing rod holder 10 includes a tubular receiver 18 for receiving a fishing rod and reel. The receiver 18 includes a longitudinal slot 26 extending downwardly from an open top 22 to intersect with a transverse slot 28. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360085

Fishing rod with spiral fishing line guides

Disclosed is an improved fishing rod adapted to increase the durability of the fishing rod and fishing line and to improve casting distance and accuracy. The fishing rod comprises an elongated cylindrical rod blank having a working end and a terminal end, wherein the working end is attached to a handle. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360084

Elasmobranch-repelling electropositive metals and methods of use

Devices and methods are disclosed for repelling elasmobranchs with electropositive metals, including apparatuses and methods for reducing by-catch in commercial fisheries and protecting humans from attacks by elasmobranchs.. . ...

12/11/14 / #20140360083

Apparatus and method for aiming point calculation

The present invention relates to target acquisition and related devices, and more particularly to telescopic gunsights and associated equipment used to achieve shooting accuracy at, for example, close ranges, medium ranges and extreme ranges at stationary and moving targets.. . ...

12/11/14 / #20140360082

Sight and dust cap thereof

A sight includes an objective barrel and a dust cap connected to the objective barrel. The dust cap includes a main body, a cover, a first flexible element, and a second flexible element, the cover is connected to the main body. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360081

Precision guided firearm with hybrid sensor fire control

A precision guided firearm (pgf) includes a trigger assembly and an optical device coupled to the trigger assembly. The optical device includes an optical sensor configured to capture video of a view area and includes at least one motion sensor. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360080

Shooting rest assembly

A shooting rest assembly is engageable with a stand for supporting a weapon in the stand. The shooting rest assembly includes a base having at least one clamp for coupling to the stand. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360079

Tactical rail engaging assembly

A tactical rail engaging assembly may include a securing base having opposed first and second lateral walls connected to opposed first and second end walls. A rail-receiving channel may be formed through a surface of the securing base. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360078

Firearm with a vertically filming camera

Assembly consisting of a firearm, in particular a hunting gun, and an image capturing device, for example a camera or a mobile phone, in particular a smartphone, fixed to the firearm, characterised in that the securing of the image capturing device to the firearm is performed such that the sighting axis of the image capturing device is inclined relative to the axis of the barrel at an angle of between 0° and 90°, strictly greater than 0°, and in particular 90°.. . ...

12/11/14 / #20140360077

Powered tactical rail (aka picatinny rail) system and method of using the same

A tactical rail incorporating integral conductive elements positioned in rail channels or grooves wherein the conductive elements are powered by a single battery. Accessory mounts incorporate conductive elements positioned to contact the conductive elements in the rail grooves thus receiving electric current from the conductive elements and delivering the same to the connected accessories. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360076

Bullpup stock kit for a rifle

The present invention provides for a stock kit that converts a conventional rifle, such as an sks, into bullpup configuration. The preferred embodiment of the provided stock kit does not require any permanent modification be made to the host firearm. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360075

Recoil pad mold

A recoil pad having a pad in which the elastomer contains a plurality of pockets having one or more pocket characteristics adjustable over the entirety or portions of the pad to achieve recoil pad characteristics which can be incrementally variably matched to the recoil energy characteristics and recoil energy transfer characteristics of a particular target stock.. . ...

12/11/14 / #20140360074

Buttstock assembly

A modular firearm comprising an adjustable modular buttstock assembly. The buttstock assembly can include a frame with a central opening. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360073

Methods and systems for enhancing firearm safety through wireless network monitoring

A firearm includes a firing mechanism and a sensor device. The sensor device includes a subscriber identity module configured to communicate with a server over a signaling channel of a wireless communications network. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360072

Precision guided firearm including an optical scope configured to determine timing of discharge

A precision guided firearm (pgf) includes a trigger assembly and an optical device coupled to the trigger assembly. The optical device is to predict a time when an aim point of the pgf is less than a programmable threshold distance from a selected location on a target and to control the trigger assembly to discharge the pgf at the time.. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360071

Firearm and a method for loading a firearm

A firearm 10 having a selectively movable slide portion 12 which includes at least one serrated radius or shoulder edge 14, 16 and which allows the firearm 10 to be selectively cycled by engaging the at least one serrated edge 14, 16 with a surface, such as table edge 32, thereby allowing for selective and relative movement between the frame 7 and the slide portion 12.. . ...

12/11/14 / #20140360070

Dart gun

A dart gun for medicating or tranquilizing animals, which includes a barrel and a breech plug, the barrel including a bore defining a longitudinal axis extending from a muzzle end to a breech end, and the breech end including a breech plug chamber and a notch. The breech plug is removably engageable with the breech plug chamber and includes a plug member, an extractor, and a baffle member. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360068

Safety frame and method for displaying art

A safety frame designed to go in high security environments (psychiatric wards, prisons, etc.) where framed art is desired for aesthetic reasons, but where there is potential for patients/inmates to hurt themselves or others if they are able to get pull a frame off the wall. The frame includes (a) molding strips joined to form a frame, the molding strips having a back surface and a front surface, with channels provided in front surface of the molding strips, the channels being wide enough to receive screws, and (b) cover strips adapted for being secured to the molding to cover and conceal the channels. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360067

Method and apparatus for influencing grocery shoppers to make healthy food purchase decisions

Disclosed is a structural element for displaying and enhancing the printed matter for display in the proximity of food items at the grocery store that associates the printed information with the food product by use of figures that represent the members of the family prominently displayed above the sign. It also relates the benefits and efficacy of consuming the food product and its components to the consumers age, physical condition and/or gender, in words, symbols or characterizations of people and color coding of the media. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360066

Deployable collapsible indoor-outdoor sign assembly

A collapsible and deployable indoor-outdoor sign assembly that can easily and quickly be installed, taken down, and transported, and still have excellent stability, strength, and longevity.. . ...

12/11/14 / #20140360065

Fold and play greeting card

A two dimensional die cut greeting card with sections of the greeting card die cut and creased so that they can be removed from the card without the need for scissors or other cutting tools and which can be assembled by folding and engaging the die cut sections without the need for tape, glue or other connectors into a three dimensional object. A two dimensional message delivery system is convertible into a three dimensional object.. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360064

Motorized foam greeting card

A greeting card which contains a foam body covered by a front and rear surface material and one or more cavities contained therein for accommodating components of a sound and motor module. The greeting card contains a mobile object, which in a preferred embodiment includes a bundle of individual fiber strands. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360063

Advertising calendar

An advertisement calendar includes a hanging mechanism and a plurality of calendar pages. Each calendar page includes a date indicating portion, an information publishing portion, and an advertisement portion. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360062

Mechanical system comprising a wear part and a support, and a bucket comprising at least one such mechanical system

A mechanical system includes a wear part and a support, belonging to the equipment of a construction machine. The support includes a base, a nose which extends from the base along a main axis, and to each side of the base, a housing for receiving a lug of the wear part. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360061

Wear assembly

A retaining assembly includes a fastener and a first retaining member carried by the fastener. The first retaining member may have a generally planar surface and a curved abutment surface extending from the generally planar surface to form a generally semi-circular end profile of the first retaining member. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360060

Wear member

A wear member including a body including a leg having an inner face and a first pocket formed in the inner face of the leg. A second pocket may be formed in the inner face of the leg and spaced apart from the first pocket by a passage extending between the first pocket and the second pocket in a direction parallel to a main axis of the body. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360059

Horizontal drilling attachment for excavators

The present invention provides an attachment apparatus for drilling that may be coupled to an excavator. The attachment apparatus generally has a base, a motor and one or more brackets, with the motor positioned in front of the base and the one or more brackets positioned behind the base. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360058

Pump apparatus and underwater trenching apparatus

A pump apparatus comprises a primary pump having a relatively low pressure fluid input and a relatively high pressure fluid output and means, associated with said primary pump fluid input, operable where the ambient pressure is insufficient substantially to prevent cavitation in the primary pump, to locally increase the pressure at said primary pump fluid input. . ...

12/11/14 / #20140360057

Three-stage snow thrower

A three-stage snow thrower having a housing, a power supply operatively connected to said housing, a longitudinal drive shaft extending from the power supply into the housing, and a lateral drive shaft extending rotatably attached to opposing side walls of the housing and being meshingly engaged with the longitudinal drive shaft within a gear assembly. The power supply drives the longitudinal drive shaft, thereby causing the longitudinal drive shaft to rotate, and at least a portion of such rotation is transferred to the lateral drive via a gear assembly. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360056

Railcar ballast distributing apparatus

This invention may comprise a railcar ballast distributing apparatus comprising a ballast railcar traveling in a direction of travel on a pair of railroad rails, a plow mechanism operatively attaching to a main bracket assembly attaching to the middle underside of the railcar, and being powered by a hydraulic system, the plow mechanism comprising: a spring box assembly mechanism operating a single plow blade assembly comprising: a pair of articulating and independently movable plow blades vertically and independently adaptable during contact against the pair of railroad rails and having a transport mode span and a separate deployed mode span, and a spring-loaded safety locking latch mechanism, the spring box assembly mechanism vertically deploying and retracting the pair of plow blades, which automatically and differentially change orientation when contacting the pair of railroad rails, and increase to the deployed mode span and decrease to the transport mode span.. . ...

12/11/14 / #20140360055

Kevlar shoe sole and heel

A sole for a shoe may include a top surface for the substantially solid sole, a bottom surface being opposed to the top surface, and a peripheral side surface connecting the top surface and the bottom surface. The sole may include kevlar.. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360054

Article for footwear that prevents a wearer's foot from slipping out of the footwear

An article for footwear that prevents a wearer's foot from slipping out of the footwear is disclosed herein. The footwear article of the present invention also provides aesthetic changes to the footwear to allow matching of different outfit and dress occasions. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360053

Non-slip therapeutic dog boots

A product for therapeutic, non-slip animal boots. The product includes boots of various materials molded into grids and shaped to cover an animal's paws, and a means of securing the boots to the animal's paws.. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360052

Article of footwear, elements thereof, and related methods of manufacturing

A shank for an article of footwear including a substantially planar base portion extending within a first plane in the longitudinal and lateral directions and a substantially planar ramp portion designed to absorb footwear loads in a vertical direction, the ramp portion extending, in an uncompressed state, within a second plane that is oblique to the first plane. The base portion and the ramp portion are arranged such that they do not overlap in the vertical direction. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360051

Boot handle storm cover

A boot has an upper, at least one slot extending through the upper, and means for closing the at least one slot to prevent the ingress of unwanted materials. The closing means may comprise a piece of material that overlaps and covers the at least one slot.. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360050

Footwear with internal harness

An article of footwear may include one or more harnesses to restrain a wearer foot from transverse movement within an upper during a rapid sideways maneuver. One harness may be located in a lateral forefoot region. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360049

Article with adjustable rearward covering portion

An article of footwear includes an upper with a forward covering portion and a rearward covering portion. The rearward covering portion can be adjusted between an open configuration for receiving a foot and a closed configuration for covering the foot. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360048

Article of footwear

An article of footwear may include a plurality of segments. Each of the plurality of segments may form a portion of a combined upper and sole structure. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360047

Automatic lacing system

An article of footwear with an automatic lacing system is disclosed. The automatic lacing system provides a set of straps that can be automatically opened and closed to switch between a loosened and tightened position of the upper. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360046

Contoured fluid-filled chamber with tensile structures

A fluid-filled chamber, which may be incorporated into articles of footwear and other products, may include an outer barrier, a first tensile structure, and a second tensile structure. Any of the first and second tensile structures may include one or more textile tensile members. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360045

Procedure and facility for grain moisture control

A facility for controlling the grain moisture provided with a grain storage silo conveniently installed on a hard flat floor and inside of which an elevated floor comprising air passageways is provided, determining an air chamber inside the silo and below the perforated floor, into which previously conditioned air is blown by an air heater, wherein the control of hot air blowing times is determined based on means of modeling and calculating on and off times applied through an electronic control means, with the ability to read and record manual input data entered by an operator and reading data from a temperature sensor in the air chamber, below the perforated floor, further aided with an ambient temperature and moisture sensor, thereby causing the application of different stages of drying, re-humidification and maintenance of the grain moisture.. . ...

12/11/14 / #20140360044

Thermal insulation products and production of thermal insulation products

Methods of making thermal insulation products that may be usable to provide insulation in high temperature applications. One method includes sealing a support material (e.g., a nanoporous core such as fumed silica, an aerogel powder, etc.) and at least one vapor within an interior portion of a substantially gas-impermeable envelope (e.g., a metallic and/or polymeric film), and then condensing at least a portion of the vapor after the sealing step to reduce the pressure within the gas-impermeable envelope from a first pressure before the condensing to a lower second pressure after the condensing. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360043

Washing drying rack

A washing drying rack includes a plurality of securing hangers disposed at set intervals either transversely or longitudinally on a drying rack frame; a plurality of free-moving hangers which are formed below the fixed hangers in a number corresponding therewith, are link-connected with the corresponding fixed hangers, and perform a swinging motion using the fixed hangers as pivot shafts; and a drive means which generates power for the free-moving-hanger swinging motion.. . ...

12/11/14 / #20140360042

Dishwasher comprising a fan receptacle

The present invention relates to a dishwasher (1) comprising a tub (2) wherein the items to be washed are placed, a body (4) having two side walls (3) that surround the tub (2), a fan receptacle (5) located between the tub (2) and the side wall (3), an air channel (8) located in the fan receptacle (5), having an inlet (6) that provides the humid air in the tub (2) to be received therein and an outlet (7) that provides the dehumidified air to be sent back to the tub (2), a fan (9) located in the fan receptacle (5), providing the humid air in the tub (2) to be sucked during the drying step, a hole (10) arranged on the fan receptacle (5), that allows the air received from the outer environment to enter into the air channel (8) and a guiding member (11).. . ...

12/11/14 / #20140360041

Substrate treating apparatus

A substrate treating apparatus includes a fluid supply unit to supply a fluid to a chamber. The substrate is dried in the chamber using the fluid in a supercritical state. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360040

Laundry dryer with accessible recirculation air filter

A laundry dryer is provided with an air recirculation channel which recirculates air from an air exhaust channel to an air supply channel. The air recirculation channel comprises a recirculation air filter which removes debris from the recirculated air before it is redirected to the air supply channel. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360039

Centrifuge

A centrifuge includes a centrifuging compartment, a supporting assembly adjacent to the centrifuging compartment, a rotation mechanism mounted on the supporting assembly, and a feeding frame positioned in the centrifuging compartment. The centrifuging compartment includes a housing defining a inlet on a top thereof and a sealing cover pivotably coupling to the housing to cover the inlet. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360038

Measuring and/or plotting and/or sighting instrument

Φ (being a constant number, notably Φ is equal or substantially equal to 1.5 or 1.6 or 1.62 or 1.618 or (1+√5)/2.. . ...

12/11/14 / #20140360037

Dendrometer

A dendrometer comprises a dendrometer band whose length is extendable for encircling a tree trunk. The dendrometer further comprises an elongated electronic component that is closely or contiguously attached to the dendrometer band for moving along with the dendrometer band in order to follow length extension of the dendrometer band. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360036

Device for measuring an internal or external profile of a tubular component

A device includes a first sensor for making a radial measurement of a tubular component and a support which can drive the first sensor in a circular trajectory in a predefined plane orthogonal to the principal axis of the component. The support includes a principal body that can be attached to the component by a releasable attachment mechanism and a rotary shaft onto which an arm carrying the first sensor is attached to allow displacement of the first sensor in a circular trajectory inside or about the component. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360035

Two-way roundness device

A two way roundness device can be configured as a device in which a tool, such as an indicator rotates or as a device in which the part to be measured or cut rotates. This ability to alternate between these two configurations is enabled by a combination of a rotating spindle assembly and a two-axis stage that can be oriented, in use, with the two-axis stage under the spindle assembly or with the two-axis stage on top of the spindle assembly.. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360034

Angularity gage

A device for measuring the normality of a hole in a work piece, especially in holes used in the building of aircraft. A probe fits within the hole to be measured and is fixed in the hole by contact at the upper end of the hole with a tapered portion of the probe, and at the lower end by a flared portion of the probe. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360033

Apparatus for adjusting foot structures, for design of a foot orthotic, and methods of use

An apparatus comprised of a plurality of engagement structures independently movable along a longitudinal axis to initially engage a mid-foot region of a foot is described. A center structure or a first set of engagement structures engage the foot in a mid-foot region, and one or more peripheral engagement structures engage the plantar surface in regions surrounding the mid-foot region independent from the structure(s) engaging the mid-foot region. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360032

Method for alignment of a vehicle and levelling bench arrangement

A method for alignment of a vehicle and a levelling bench arrangement in relation to one another is disclosed, wherein the levelling bench arrangement comprises a levelling bench (1), a support structure (3), a plurality of beams (5), and a plurality of fixture devices (7). According to the method the support structure is arranged on the levelling bench, at least some of the beams are locked to the support structure, at least some of the fixture devices are releasably mounted at the beams, a vehicle, which is to be repaired or inspected, is arranged above the levelling bench, the mounted fixture devices are aligned with respect to the vehicle by means of continuously moving the beams and the support structure in a horizontal plane so that the fixture devices will define certain specific reference points of the vehicle and the beams are releasably fastened to the levelling bench.. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360031

Survey device

A survey device may include a shaft portion having a longitudinal axis, a prism having a center point and being arranged near the top of the shaft portion and offset laterally relative to the longitudinal axis of the shaft portion, and a laser having a laser emission point in general alignment along the shaft portion with the center point of the prism.. . ...

12/11/14 / #20140360030

System and method for drafting garment patterns

Systems and methods are provided for designing garments from software templates and a software toolkit, drafting garment patterns from body photographs and garment style drawings, and for creating adjustable pattern style drawings and for drafting garment patterns from the pattern style drawings. The garment patterns are adjusted by measurements from two-dimensional images and body part circumferences of a three-dimensional body. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360029

Reciprocating saw

A reciprocating saw including an outer housing positioned along a longitudinal axis of the reciprocating saw. The reciprocating saw also includes a motor casing covering a portion of a motor, and a gear casing positioned within the outer housing and coupled to the motor casing. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360028

Depth indicator for circular saw

A circular saw includes a saw blade, a housing at least partially surrounding the saw blade, and a base assembly pivotably supporting the housing for adjusting a depth of cut of the saw blade. A scale is coupled to one of the housing and the base assembly for indicating the depth of cut. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360027

Hand-held power-tool footplate apparatus

A hand-held power-tool footplate apparatus for portable power tools includes at least one main body unit configured to be removably positioned on a power-tool housing of a portable power tool, at least one housing abutment configured to abut against the power-tool housing, and at least one clamping surface located on a side that faces away from the housing abutment of the main body unit. The main body unit has a multi-point position fixing unit which has at least two pivot locking stops that differ from each other and that are configured to pivot angle lock the main body unit.. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360026

Cutting head of a grass trimmer

A cutting head for use with a cutting tool, such as a grass trimmer. The cutting head has a housing, a line spool and a supporting cap. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360025

Scissors

A scissors including a first member formed from a first material, the first member including a first cutting edge and a first loop. The scissors further including a second member, the second member pivotally coupled to the first member at a pivot joint, the second member including a second cutting edge adjacent the first cutting edge and a second loop adjacent the first loop. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360024

Shears

A shears that includes a first cutting blade including a first aperture and a second cutting blade including a second aperture, the second cutting blade pivotally coupled to the first cutting blade at a pivot joint. The shears further includes a first handle operable to pivot the first cutting blade about the pivot joint and a second handle operable to pivot the second cutting blade about the pivot joint. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360023

Adjustment screw for folding knife safety devices

A folding knife has a handle portion and a safety liner with a spring biased portion that slides laterally lodging the end of the spring biased portion under the tang of the knife blade to hold the blade in a safe open position. An adjustment screw has an extended ball surface disposed in a sleeve extending through and attached to one side of the handle and the safety liner. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360022

Slicing apparatus and method of use thereof

A slicing apparatus comprises a housing and at least one filament with a first and second end. The at least one filament is pullable by a user. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360021

Razor components with novel coating

This invention relates to a novel application of liquid-infused surface materials (lism) to at least a portion of one or more surfaces of razor components (e.g., frame, housing, clips, blade supports, blade body, blade edge, lubricating bodies, guard, handle, grip, button). If applied to a skin contacting surface of a component, the one or more lism layers may generally be abrasion-resistant, long-lasting or non-erodible, desirably elevating shaving performance, such as glide, comfort, rinsing, and cleanliness, while also simplifying the manufacturing process.. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360020

Springs and methods of forming same

A seal includes a polymeric jacket defining a seal surface and an inner cavity extending within the polymeric jacket along a length of the polymeric jacket. The seal further includes a spring extending within the inner cavity and including a plurality of laser cut spring elements. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360019

Method for installing a monitoring device in a tyre for vehicle wheels

A method for installing a monitoring device in a tyre for vehicle wheels, includes: providing a monitoring device including: an electronic unit; a connecting member having an upper structure and a lower structure that, in cooperation, define a housing for the electronic unit, the lower structure including two base portions mutually separated by a separation region, each of the base portions having a respective base surface associable with an inner surface of a tyre. The method further includes providing a positioning device including two separate active portions, each having a main surface in the shape of which matches that of a respective portion of an outer surface of the monitoring device, the separate active portions being adapted to cooperate with at least the base portions; associating the positioning device with the monitoring device to keep the monitoring device in an installation condition in which the base portions are maintained at a given mutual distance by the active portions; fastening the base portions to the inner surface of the tyre; and removing the positioning device.. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360018

Method for manufacturing a gear

A method for manufacturing a gear includes forming a bi-material billet from a steel cylinder having a cylindrical wall, a first end closed with a first steel cap, and an open second end distal to the first end. The method includes disposing a core material other than steel into the steel cylinder, welding a second steel cap onto the steel cylinder to form the bi-material billet, and heating the cylindrical wall. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360017

Method for anticorrosion treatment of outer surface of heat exchange tube made of aluminum extrusion and method for producing heat exchanger

The anticorrosion treatment method of the invention is carried out on the outer surface of an aluminum extruded heat exchange tube which is formed of an al alloy containing mn 0.2 to 0.3 mass %, cu 0.05 mass % or less, and fe 0.2 mass % or less, and which has a wall thickness of 200 μm or less. The anticorrosion treatment method includes applying a specific dispersion of a flux powder and a zn powder onto the outer surface of the heat exchange tube, and vaporizing a liquid component of the dispersion, to thereby deposit the zn powder and the flux powder on the outer surface of the heat exchange tube, such that the zn powder deposition amount, the flux powder deposition amount, and the ratio of the flux powder deposition amount to the zn powder deposition amount are adjusted to specific values.. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360016

Method of manufacturing an exhaust gas carrying device and tool therefor

A method of manufacturing an exhaust gas carrying device, in particular an exhaust gas purification device, and a tool provided therefor include segment-like jaws that are used to deforma an outer housing. The jaws have indentations or projections adjacent to each other, and which are complementary to form a continuously surrounding indentation/projection. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360015

Method for lowering and raising a wind turbine blade

A method of lowering a wind turbine blade after removal from a wind turbine lowers the blade in a vertical position to a point near the ground, and rotates it to a horizontal position for emplacement on a cradle. A winch is situated in the nacelle of the wind turbine. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360014

Method for producing a built hollow valve of an internal combustion engine

A method for producing a hollow valve of an internal combustion engine may include providing a valve stem and a valve disc having a valve bottom and a valve cone; placing the valve bottom centrally in a mounting of an assembly device; holding the valve stem via a holding device; concentrically placing the valve stem onto the valve bottom and rotating the valve stem together with the valve bottom; welding the valve stem to the valve bottom; pushing the valve cone over the valve stem until the valve stem contacts the valve bottom; welding the valve cone together with the valve bottom; and welding the valve cone together with the valve stem.. . ...

12/11/14 / #20140360013

Integration of electronic chips onto a photonic chip

Methods, structures, apparatus, devices, and materials to facilitate the integration of electronic integrated circuits (chips) including drivers, amplifiers, microcontrollers, etc., onto/into photonic integrated circuits (chips) using recessed windows exhibiting controlled depths onto/into the photonic chip. The electronic chips are positioned into the recessed windows and electrical connections between the electronic chips and the photonic chip are achieved by flip-chip techniques with predefined traces at a bottom of the recessed windows or direct wire bonding. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360012

Method for manufacturing intraoral sensor

A method for manufacturing an intraoral sensor having improved airtightness within its package is provided. A method for manufacturing this intraoral sensor comprises a first step s1 of arranging the signal cable 2 in a first mold, then filling the first mold with a first resin, and heating the first mold, so as to mold the cable connection unit 14 having the jacket 2c of the signal cable 2 welded thereto; a second step s2 of preparing the joint 13; a third step s3 of arranging the cable connection unit 14 at a predetermined position in the joint 13 by using a second mold; and a fourth step s4 of resin-sealing the joint 13 and cable connection unit 14 onto each other.. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360011

Device for installing and uninstalling a vehicle battery

A device for installing and uninstalling a battery on an underside of an electric or hybrid vehicle, the underside of the vehicle lying within a first substantially horizontal plane. The device includes a lift table that vertically moves an engaging member capable of engaging with the underside of the vehicle. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360010

Battery system for electrical devices

A method for loading electrical vehicles with batteries may be provided. The battery system may comprise a battery container with an inlet channel for a serially inserting multiple batteries with substantially identical shape into the battery container, and a battery holder with a holding mechanism to selectively hold the inserted battery. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360009

Manufacturing device for field pole magnet body and manufacturing method for same

A manufacturing device for a field pole magnet body includes a reference jig having reference surfaces in the lengthwise direction, width direction, and thickness direction for positioning a plurality of cleaved and divided magnet fragments in an aligned state. The manufacturing device further includes a first pressing means that presses the plurality of magnet fragments to the thickness direction reference surface from the thickness direction of a magnet body to align them in the thickness direction, and a second pressing means that presses the plurality of magnet fragments to the width direction reference surface from the width direction of the magnet body to align them in the width direction. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360008

Method of forming a power tool

A method of manufacturing an armature for an electric motor, includes: placing a commutator and a lamination stack on an armature shaft, winding magnet wire in slots in the lamination stacks to form coils, attaching ends of the magnet wire to the commutator, and molding plastic around the magnet wire and around the shaft of the armature at ends of the lamination stack. A spinning inertia of the armature is adjusted by adjusting at least one of a mass of the plastic molded and a distribution of the plastic molded. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360007

Method and device for producing stator pole theeth that are wound and connected to one another

A method for producing stator pole teeth includes: arranging stator pole teeth to be wound in the form of a row, each of the stator pole teeth having at least one insulation body; winding one pole tooth or several pole teeth of the row of stator pole teeth; routing winding wire or winding wires out of a winding space in the pole teeth to the outside of the stator pole teeth into a laying space bounded on one side by insulation bodies of the pole teeth; and laying the winding wire or the winding wires in the laying space to connect individual pole teeth to one another. During laying of the winding wire or wires, the laying space is temporarily constricted such that the winding wires are forcibly automatically axially stacked in the laying space so as to avoid wire crossovers.. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360006

Method of dynamic balancing for magnetic levitation molecular pump (5)

A rotor dynamic balancing method for magnetic levitation molecular pump, includes the steps of: activating a force free control module after activating a motor of the magnetic levitation molecular pump; if the maximum radial vibration amplitude does not exceed ½ of a protective clearance during the acceleration of the rotor under the control of the force free control module, indicating that the force free control module is able to inhibit the co-frequency vibration of the rotor, so as to allow the rotational speed of the rotor to exceed its rigid critical rotational speed. Performing rotor dynamic balancing operation occurs at a high speed by an influence coefficient method. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360005

Multi-tool machining system

A multi-tool system uses precision alignment features to align and attach a group of rotary end mill tools to a gantry. Once attached, a bed with similarly positioned alignment features can be used to align and a number of substantially identical work pieces for fabrication with substantially identical features.. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360004

Self-restrained pipe joint method of assembly

A self-restrained pipe joint system and method of assembly to connect two lengths of pipe in a mechanical joint, which maximizes the advantages of both restrained push-on joints as well as mechanical joints, as are known commonly in the art. The invention has application to long-run pipe lengths as well as to appurtenances, including fittings and connections. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360003

Electromagnetic clamping method

An apparatus may comprise a permanent magnet unit, an end effector, and an electromagnetic clamping device. The end effector may be capable of performing workpiece operations. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360002

Method of forming pipe end structure

A method of forming a pipe end structure includes providing a pipe assembly including a metal pipe blank, a ridge, and a tubular fitting, and pressing an inner surface of the pipe blank outwardly. The ridge protrudes outward from an outer surface of the pipe blank. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360001

Integrally molded and firmly bonded substrate, without coming off, for container having 3d colored dazzling effect and produced by in-mold injection molding, and manufacturing method of the same

An integrally molded and firmly bonded substrate, without coming off, for container having 3d dazzling effect and produced by in-mold injection molding and a manufacturing method of the same are provided, in which aluminum plating operation is conducted on a film to form a reflective film, which is then firmly bonded with a base material, in liquid state having a temperature as high as 150° c.˜300° c., by the high adhesion of the base material produced in liquid state at high temperature, in turn a sheet-material processing operation is conducted. In this manner, adhesive and bonding layer (pet) is not needed for adhesion operation. ...

12/11/14 / #20140360000

Method of assembling a tensioned projection screen apparatus

A projection screen apparatus is disclosed for displaying an image projected by a projector. The projection screen apparatus includes a frame and a screen. ...

12/11/14 / #20140359999

Method for constructing cage body of tapered cage assembled in rigid-flexible manner

A method for constructing a cage body of a tapered cage assembled in a rigid-flexible manner includes steps as follows. A cage body of a tapered aquaculture cage is assembled by combining a rigid-structure copper alloy stretched mesh and a flexible synthetic fiber mesh. ...

12/11/14 / #20140359998

Modular datacenter element and modular datacenter cooling element

Methods for building a modular datacenter. At least two modular data center elements are built at a first location. ...

12/11/14 / #20140359997

Jack plate for an outboard motor

A jack plate for vertically raising and lowering an outboard motor mounted on a boat. The jack plate comprises a motor lift and a jack plate mounting assembly. ...

12/11/14 / #20140359996

Laminate peripheral clamping to control microelectronic module bsm warpage

A clamping apparatus and method for applying a force to a workpiece during processing includes a base defining a work area. The work area is configured to receive a joined structure including a substrate and a die. ...

12/11/14 / #20140359995

Constrained die adhesion cure process

A clamping apparatus applies a force to a workpeice during processing. The clamping apparatus includes a base defining a work area configured to receive a joined structure having multiple elements. ...

12/11/14 / #20140359994

System for measuring vehicle gap and step and control method thereof

Provided are a system and method for measuring a vehicle gap or step, where a vehicle body to which a hood, a door, and a trunk lid are assembled is seated on a carrier and moved along transfer lines. The system may be installed over the transfer lines and may include one or more door regulating units attached between the vehicle body and the door, upper rails in both sides above a workplace corresponding to the transfer lines, a moving frame movable below the upper rails, a forward/backward moving unit above the moving frame, a horizontal moving unit to move installation frames, a vertical moving unit in the installation frames to reciprocally move a sliding plate upwardly and downwardly, a measurement module movable and rotatable to measure the gap or the step, and an electronic tag on a roof of the vehicle body.. ...

12/11/14 / #20140359993

Syringe plunger driver system

A syringe plunger driver system capable of capturing syringes of widely varying sizes comprises a pair of asymmetric plunger retainer arms pivotally mounted to a plunger driver. The system includes a low profile driver having a length that exceeds its width so that it may be mounted adjacent control modules and other operational modules. ...

12/11/14 / #20140359992

Semi-automatic station for exchanging the traction battery of an electric or hybrid vehicle

The invention notably relates to a method and device allowing an operator to exchange a discharged traction battery (113) of an electric or hybrid vehicle (3) for a recharged traction battery (114). The device comprises a pit in which are located lifting means (21) for lifting the vehicle, which comprise means (219) for immobilizing the vehicle in a reference position with respect to the direction longitudinal to the vehicle (x) and means (219, 220, 221) for immobilizing the vehicle in a reference position with respect to the direction transverse to the vehicle (y). ...

12/11/14 / #20140359991

Uv lamp service life indicator device and method of using the same

A uv lamp service life indicator device includes an indicator member including a material that degrades at a rate sufficient to track a useful life of a uv lamp, where the indicator member indicates whether the uv lamp has come to an end of its service life. The indictor device can also include a reference component that indicates whether the uv lamp has come to an end of its service life.. ...

12/11/14 / #20140359990

Method and device for replacing objective parts

A method and a device for replacing objective parts, especially of a projection or illumination objective for microlithography in which an objective having an objective interior and objective parts provided therein is provided. At least one objective part is replaceably accommodated in the objective. ...

12/11/14 / #20140359989

Method of remanufacturing a sealing surface

A method of remanufacturing a seal surface includes forming a groove into a component surface at a location of a worn seal surface. A bead of new seal material may then be deposited in the groove by laser cladding. ...

12/11/14 / #20140359988

Hemming finishing pliers

Hemming finishing pliers press and thereby bring a folded portion of a panel into close contact with an inner surface side of the panel facing the folded portion, by a clamping action of first and second holding arms. A pressure receiving plate for supporting an outer surface of the panel is provided in a tip end portion of the first holding arm. ...

12/11/14 / #20140359987

Single-cylinder single-claw double-card punching machine

A single-cylinder single-claw double-card punching machine, including an air cylinder; the working end face of the air cylinder is connected to a connecting frame; a gantry moving frame is disposed in the middle of the lower part of the connecting frame in an interleaved manner; a piston rob of the air cylinder passes through the connecting frame to connect with the gantry moving frame; both sides of the connecting frame are provided with snap action moving device; a retaining clamp and a folding clamp are disposed at the bottom of the connecting frame; and a card-pushing sheet and a cutter are disposed under the gantry moving frame. The card punching speed of the single-cylinder single-claw double-card pneumatic punching machine is as high as 166 times per minute, with high efficiency and energy savings.. ...

12/11/14 / #20140359986

Fuel injector assembly apparatus and method

A fuel injector assembly tool includes a frame coupled to a gun body, and a push rod configured to traverse through the frame and the gun body, the gun body having a fixed handle and a trigger for causing distal movement of the push rod as the trigger moves towards the fixed handle. The tool further includes a pressure rod coupled to or forming a portion of the push rod, the pressure rod being arranged and constructed to apply pressure to a tip of a fuel injector to compress springs within the fuel injector and maintain internal alignment of fuel injector components. ...

12/11/14 / #20140359985

Ink-jet print head, ink-jet printer using the same and method for manufacturing ink-jet print head

According to one embodiment, an ink-jet print head comprises a support member including a flat portion with an ink supply aperture and an ink discharge aperture formed therein so as to circulate and supply ink, the flat portion including a recess, a base plate fitted in the recess of the support member, a nozzle plate laid over the base plate at a predetermined distance from the base plate and including a plurality of nozzles formed therein in a fixed direction, and an actuator disposed between the base plate and the nozzle plate and including a pressure chamber and a piezoelectric member, the pressure chamber being provided for each corresponding nozzle, and the piezoelectric member being provided to form a wall for the pressure chamber and configured to change capacity of the pressure chamber.. . ...

12/11/14 / #20140359984

Method of manufacturing liquid ejecting device

A liquid ejecting device is manufactured by bonding a wiring substrate to a liquid ejection head by means of an adhesive film. The liquid ejection head has a pressure chamber for ejecting liquid and an air chamber disposed adjacent to the pressure chamber with a wall of a piezoelectric body interposed therebetween. ...

12/11/14 / #20140359983

Burial capsule

A burial capsule usable with an inert gas for replacing air in the burial capsule, the burial capsule comprising a sealable shell defining a chamber therein and a shell outer surface, the shell defining a shell inlet and a shell outlet both extending therethrough between the shell outer surface and the chamber for respectively receiving the inert gas and releasing the air contained in the chamber to allow replacement of the air by the inert gas when the inert gas flows in the chamber through the shell inlet. The burial capsule also includes a first valve handle anchor mountable to the shell and a first handle mountable the first valve handle anchor. ...

12/11/14 / #20140359982

Container for cremated remains

A container for containing cremated remains is provided herein. The container provided herein is suitable for use as a clutch or point cover for a motorcycle.. ...

12/11/14 / #20140359981

Integrated closure device components and methods

According to an embodiment, a method of assembling a reel includes coupling a drive component with a tightening component and coupling the tightening component with a top end of a housing. A spool component is then inserted within a bottom end of the housing so that the spool component is positioned within the housing's interior region and faces a bottom surface of the drive component. ...

12/11/14 / #20140359980

Fastener for sheet objects

A fastener for sheet objects comprises first and second portions which are positioned or are positionable in an adjacent spaced relationship with respect to each other so as to define a sheet object receiving region therebetween, piercing means are provided which are movably mounted on the first portion, the piercing means being adapted so as to pierce, one or more sheet objects disposed within the sheet object receiving region when moved into an operative state in which the piercing means extends across the sheet object receiving region between the first and second portions. The fastener further comprises retaining means for retaining the piercing means in the operative position when moved thereto.. ...

12/11/14 / #20140359979

Method of manufacturing portion of slide fastener

A method of manufacturing a portion of a slide fastener. The method comprises providing a first tape having a first edge; providing the first tape with a row of coupling elements along the first edge of the first tape, the coupling elements being configured to interdigitate with a further row of coupling elements. ...

12/11/14 / #20140359978

Waterproof, anti-split, high transverse tensile strength double-layer zipper and its fabrication method

A waterproof, airtight, anti-slit, high transverse tensile strength double-layer zipper made by: stitching a continuous polyester chain to a middle part of a broad-width fabric tape and then separating the continuous polyester chain into left and right series of interlocking teeth after zipper chain tape dyeing and drying and gluing processes, and then folding up the zipper chain tape and stitching up the open side of the folded zipper chain tape so as to obtain a single-sided double-layer zipper chain tape, and then using a zipper slider to couple two single-sided double-layer zipper chain tapes, thereby obtaining a waterproof, airtight, anti-slit, high transverse tensile strength double-layer zipper. Alternatively, the continuous polyester chain can be stitched to the broad-width fabric tape near its one lateral side for making a high-strength double-layer zipper with less fabric consumption.. ...

12/11/14 / #20140359977

Locking assembly

A locking assembly (1) having a base (2); a pair of arms (4) extending longitudinally away from the base in opposing directions. Each arm has a proximal end engageable with the base and a distal end remote the base. ...

12/11/14 / #20140359976

Curtain pull bead fixing apparatus

The present invention discloses a curtain pull bead fixing apparatus, comprising a stationary seat, a bottom cover, a bead disk, a button, a spring, a main body, a slider and a front cover. One side of the stationary seat is assembled with the bottom cover, and the other side of the bottom cover is fixedly connected with the main body. ...

12/11/14 / #20140359975

Door arrester for vehicle doors of motor vehicles

A door arrester for vehicle doors of motor vehicles, comprising a retaining part for fastening to a door or door pillar and a housing. A door retaining bar passes through a through-opening in the housing in a longitudinally displaceable manner. ...

12/11/14 / #20140359974

Hinge device for the articulated attachment of a hood to a vehicle chassis

The present invention relates to a hinge device for the articulated attachment of a hood to a vehicle chassis, the device comprising a lower bar and an upper bar attached to one another in an articulated manner; a retaining mechanism which, in a retaining position (r), maintains the angle α formed by the lower and upper bars and fastens the assembly formed by said bars to a support body such that the device adopts a compact shape; and an actuator capable of moving the retaining mechanism to a release position (l), disabling the function of the mentioned retaining mechanism, the device being prepared for adopting at least two different collapsed shapes (a and b) without the actuator moving the retaining mechanism to its release position (l) depending on the location of the resultant of a vertical downward force (f) transmitted to the upper bar of the device, caused by hitting a pedestrian, for example.. . ...

12/11/14 / #20140359973

Blind hinge used for furniture

A blind hinge used for furniture, comprising a movable cup seat provided on the furniture door body, a regulating base provided on the main body of furniture, a rotary arm connected between the movable cup seat and the regulating base as well as an elastic element designed to generate start-stop acting force on the movable cup seat at least, characterized in that, the front of the rotary arm is designed as similar “”-shaped structure, the small end arm lever is hinged with the movable cup seat through pin shaft and forms an arc-shaped surface connected with the elastic element; the big end top surface is a plane; a bending part which is bent downwards on the rear end of the rotary arm is connected with the regulating base.. . ...

12/11/14 / #20140359972

Endoscope operation portion structure

An endoscope operation portion structure includes: a frame member inserted from an opening portion on an operation portion main body and arranged; a first fixing portion formed such that a length between a first apex protruded from one side of the frame member and a point on another side opposed to the first apex is longer than a long side of the opening portion; and a second fixing portion formed such that a length between a second apex protruded from the other side of the frame member and a point on the one side opposed to the second apex is longer than the long side of the opening portion, wherein the length between the first apex and the point on the other side and the length between the second apex and the point on the one side portion are shorter than a diagonal direction of the opening portion.. . ...

12/11/14 / #20140359971

Track for an adjustable blind assembly

A track for an adjustable blind assembly is disclosed. One described track for an adjustable blind assembly comprises a track comprising a base and a slot, the base comprising a flange portion and a brace portion, the flange portion extending from the base and securable to a spaced window pane by a window frame, and the slot extending from the base and comprising a channel for a sliding adjuster.. ...

12/11/14 / #20140359970

Caster wheel with parabolic tread-hub interface

A caster wheel assembly includes at least one hub that has an annularly dished concave region disposed between a pair of cylindrical lips about its outer periphery. An elastomeric tread has a convex inner periphery that seats in the concave region of the hub. ...

12/11/14 / #20140359969

Motor apparatus and cleaner having the same

A motor apparatus having a high efficiency and reducing manufacturing cost by using a cost effective ferrite permanent magnet includes a rotatable shaft, a fan connected to one side of the shaft to generate a flow of air, a stator including stator cores arranged in a circumferential direction, and a coil wound around the stator core, and a rotor disposed at an inside of the stator and provided in a form of a cylinder having a passage allowing the shaft to pass through the rotor includes a rotor core provided with a protrusion structure and one or more ferrite magnets coupled to the rotor core to provide a magnetic force. By using a ferrite magnet, when compared to a conventional universal motor, a superior efficiency is obtained, and when compared to a bldc motor using a nd magnet, a low cost bldc motor is implemented.. ...

12/11/14 / #20140359968

Actuator mechanism for a brushroll cleaner

A vacuum cleaner head having a housing, supports extending downward from the housing to a support point, a suction opening, an agitator chamber above and in fluid communication with the suction opening, an agitator with a spindle rotatably mounted to the housing and one or more agitating devices projecting from the spindle, a cleaning member movably mounted to the housing to move to a position where it engages the agitator to remove debris from the agitator during rotation of the agitator, and a pedal connected to the housing and movable to a position to place the cleaning member in the cleaning position. The pedal has an activation surface configured to receive an activation force from an operator, and the activation surface is configured such that application of the activation force on the pedal generates a moment force to bias the agitator away from the downward direction.. ...

12/11/14 / #20140359967

Vacuum cleaner

A vacuum cleaner includes a main body including a fan motor to generate suction force, a suction unit connected to the main body to suction foreign matter from a surface to be cleaned in a state of contacting the surface, a dust collector separatably mounted to the main body to separate and collect dust from air suctioned by the suction unit, and a wheel assembly to move the main body, wherein the wheel assembly includes frames provided at a lower part and left and right sides of the main body and wheels rotatably mounted to the frames provided at the left and right sides of the main body, each wheel having a negative camber angle.. . ...

12/11/14 / #20140359966

Dust collecting apparatus and vacuum cleaner having the same

A dust collecting apparatus in which, when a filter cover is attempted to be closed in a state in which the filter is not installed, the filter cover is prevented from closing by a simple configuration, and a vacuum cleaner having the same. The dust collecting apparatus includes a filter, a cover including a filter installation part in which the filter is installed and a catching rib which is provided at the filter installation part, and a filter cover which covers an upper portion of the cover, and the filter cover includes a closing prevention rib which is restricted by the catching rib so as to prevent the filter cover from closing when the filter is not installed.. ...

12/11/14 / #20140359965

Surface cleaning apparatus with hydrogen peroxide generator

A surface cleaning apparatus includes a housing with an on-board hydrogen peroxide generator which produces a hydrogen peroxide solution in situ from fluid stored within an on-board supply tank of the surface cleaning apparatus, and further delivers the generated hydrogen peroxide solution to a cleaning pad attached to the housing of the surface cleaning apparatus.. . ...

12/11/14 / #20140359964

Cabinet vacuum cleaner assembly

Disclosed is an improved cabinet vacuum cleaner assembly. Improvements include cabinet mounting, use of a double pole switch for switching auxiliary equipment. ...

12/11/14 / #20140359963

Flat wiper blade

A flat wiper blade may be provided that includes: a wiper strip 10 which wipes a wiping surface; a guide spring 30 which supports the wiper strip 10; a first spoiler 41 and a second spoiler 42 which are coupled to the guide spring 30 and include at least one catching part 45; and a seating part 100 which is coupled to the guide spring 30 in an attachable and removable manner. The seating part 100 includes at least one catching recess 145 which corresponds to the catching part 45. ...

12/11/14 / #20140359962

Windshield wiper/scraper

A windshield wiper apparatus comprising a frame, a flexible wiper element and at least one scraper element expanding the length of the frame.. . ...

12/11/14 / #20140359961

Hand-held cleaning device for smooth surfaces

The hand-held cleaning device, especially the hand-held cleaner for smooth surfaces, comprising a supporting unit, a wiper blade, a guiding device and a capture unit, wherein the wiper blade is fixed to the supporting unit, wherein the wiper blade at least in certain areas has a guiding element, which is designed for guiding fluid present at wiper blade in the direction of the guiding device, and wherein the guiding device is arranged adjacent to the wiper blade and is directly adjoining to the capture unit in order to transport the fluid from the wiper blade across the guiding element and the guiding device to the capture unit.. . ...

12/11/14 / #20140359960

All surface cleanroom mop

A cleanroom mop for cleaning all critical surfaces within a cleanroom. The cleanroom mop includes a mop head frame with at least one hollow area within the mop head frame that is accessible by at least one opening located on the top of the mop head frame, a handle attached to the mop head frame, and a mop head that is attachable to the mop head frame which has opposing sides and at least one snap fastener on each of the opposing sides where the snap fasteners can be snapped together to connect the opposing sides of the mop head.. ...

12/11/14 / #20140359959

Head for an oral care implement

A head for an oral-care implement has at least one tuft extending from a mounting surface of the head. The tuft comprises a first group of filaments having a first length and at least a second group of filaments having a second length wherein the first length is different from the second length. ...

12/11/14 / #20140359958

Head for an oral care implement

A head for an oral-care implement comprises at least two tufts extending from a mounting surface of the head. The tufts are inclined with respect to the mounting surface in at least two different directions. ...

12/11/14 / #20140359957

Head for an oral care implement

A head for an oral care implement has at least one tuft extending from a mounting surface of the head and having an outer lateral area. The tuft has a first group of filaments defining a first lateral area and at least a second group of filaments defining a second lateral area. ...

12/11/14 / #20140359956

Head for an oral care implement

A head for an oral care implement comprises a mounting surface and at least one tuft extending from the mounting surface. The tuft comprises a first group of filaments and at least a second group of filaments. ...

12/11/14 / #20140359955

Toothbrush

Provided is a toothbrush that has a handle, a head assembly and a gel. The head assembly is formed at an end of the handle and has a head plate, a tuft plate and a linker member. ...

12/11/14 / #20140359954

Sweeping machine for working ground surfaces, in particular lawns

A sweeping machine for working ground surfaces, in particular lawns comprises a machine frame adapted to be moved in the traveling direction, at least one wheel axle with at least one wheel, said wheel axle being supported in the machine frame transversely to the traveling direction, said wheel axle supporting the machine frame parallel to the ground surface, a least one sweeping element adapted to be driven for rotation about a sweeping element axis, said sweeping element axis extending substantially parallel to the ground surface, and said sweeping element is in contact with the ground surface when in an operating position. The sweeping machine of the invention provides that the sweeping element axis of the at least one sweeping element is adapted to be moved from a first operating position, assumed when travelling straight, to a second operating position, assumed when driving a curve, in which second position the sweeping element axis is in a position pivoted towards the inner side of the curve.. ...

12/11/14 / #20140359953

Traction jack

A vehicle traction jack that functions as a traction mat platform, ramp, and vehicle jack to assist a vehicle's tire when a tire is stuck in a rut, hole, or some sort of terrain or weather condition such as sand, gravel, dirt, mud, or snow is disclosed. The traction jack comprises a first plate and second plate, a hinge assembly, and a removable center jack mechanism. ...

12/11/14 / #20140359952

Footwear sole with leather fiber surface and method of making the same

A method of manufacturing a footwear sole includes providing a base sole, and performing an electrostatic flocking process to bond a leather material layer onto a portion of the base sole. The electrostatic flocking process includes the steps of applying an adhesive material to cover a surface of the base sole, providing a leather flock source, spraying electrically charged leather flock onto the adhesive covered surface of the base sole, and curing the base sole to bond the leather flock to the surface of the base sole. ...

12/11/14 / #20140359951

Novel oxidation dye precursors

An agent for oxidative coloring of keratin-containing fibers, in particular human hair, includes as oxidation dye precursor of the developer type at least one compound of formula (i).. . ...

12/11/14 / #20140359950

Dyeing of keratin fibers using indole analogue

The problem is to provide a means for effectively dyeing keratin fibers while retaining high safety. Provided are a dyeing method and a dyeing agent, which include a combination of an oxidation dyeing agent consisting of an indole analogue and a bilirubin oxidase derived from myrothecium verrucaria or bacillus subtilis.. ...

12/11/14 / #20140359949

Tire service hammer

A tire service hammer includes a handle portion and a head portion having a sledge portion, a wedge portion, and a body portion connecting the sledge portion and the wedge portion, wherein the wedge portion includes a bead breaking wedge and a hook extension. A method of manufacturing a tire service hammer includes providing a handle portion and providing a head portion that includes a sledge portion, a wedge portion, and a body portion connecting the sledge portion and the wedge portion, wherein the wedge portion includes a bead breaking wedge and a hook extension. ...

12/11/14 / #20140359948

Bedding for bed bug protection

A bedding arrangement includes a mattress and a bed covering. The bed covering includes a top component adapted to cover a top surface of the mattress and a drape coupled to a perimeter portion of the top component and arranged to extend downwardly along a side wall of the mattress.. ...

12/11/14 / #20140359947

"c" shaped, wedge, nursing pillow

“c” shaped, wedge, nursing pillow is disclosed. This nursing pillow combines the “c” shape for security; the wedge form to prevent acid reflux in infants; and firm foam to keep the baby's head at breast height and prevent back pain from slouching.. ...

12/11/14 / #20140359946

Foldable diaper changing station

A foldable diaper changing station basically comprising a main frame, a substantially “π” shaped primary supporting assembly, a secondary supporting assembly, a substantially “” shaped restraint assembly, and a pad/membrane. The primary supporting assembly pivotally connects with the main frame at its feet and the secondary supporting assembly at a position on its legs. ...

12/11/14 / #20140359945

Infant feeding pillow

Implementations of the present invention comprise infant feeding pillows having a main portion and a wedge portion. The top surface of the main portion can be configured to support at least the arm of a user and, optionally, at least a portion of the head of an infant. ...

12/11/14 / #20140359944

Universal positioning roll

An adjustable positioning roll including a support portion having a support side and a substantially flat base surface, and one or more separately formed base portions, or elevating portions, configured to have a substantially same length and width as the flat base surface, the one or more base portions being detachably coupled to the flat base surface of the support portion.. . ...

12/11/14 / #20140359943

Neck and head stability pillow

A neck and head stability pillow comprises flat bottom half cylinder fixed to a flat bottom half toroid and both components compose a single pillow. The flat bottom half cylinder fits directly below the neck providing an adequate support and stability to the cervical area. ...

12/11/14 / #20140359942

Mobile patient bed

A mobile patient bed includes a bench that may be moved vertically via a lifting mechanism. Vertical movement may be effected via a first, electric drive mechanism including a drive device that may be operated when connected to an energy supply. ...

12/11/14 / #20140359941

Surgical table

A surgical table including a central bottom portion is provided. The surgical table includes at least one first wheel adjacent a first end of the table, at least one second wheel adjacent a second end of the table, and a first stabilizing bar connected to the first wheel and the second wheel. ...

12/11/14 / #20140359940

Patient single surface system

This invention is directed towards a patient single surface system, ps3, which is a next generation system solution for patient accommodation, diagnosis, treatment, transfer and transport. Ps3 provides a single surface for the patient to remain on from the trauma site through diagnosis, treatment and convalescence. ...

12/11/14 / #20140359939

Multifunctional mattress systems

Embodiments of mattress systems comprise a mattress base, a multifunctional foam layer having a substantially planar top side and a non-planar bottom side contacting a top side of the mattress base, and wherein at least one air passage is present in spacing formed between the top side of the mattress base and the non-planar bottom side of the multifunctional foam layer, and a thermo-regulating gel layer affixed to at least a portion of the top side of the multifunctional foam layer.. . ...

12/11/14 / #20140359938

Child support unit for a play yard

A play yard system for infants or small children. They play yard includes a frame, and the system includes at least one child support unit for mounting to the frame of the play yard. ...

12/11/14 / #20140359937

Bedstead with adjustable height

A bedstead with adjustable height has a base, a passive frame and a connecting frame. The base connects with the passive frame through the lifting element, so that the height of the passive frame can be adjusted through the lifting element. ...

12/11/14 / #20140359936

Crib set with stationary and moveable crib

A crib set including a stationary and moveable crib is provided so as to form a respective upper and lower crib housed by a cabinet-like frame. The upper crib includes a foldable gate structure for allowing access to a child therein, while the lower crib is moveable relative to the frame so as to allow overhead access to a child using the crib.. ...

12/11/14 / #20140359935

Electronic faucet

An electronic faucet assembly includes a mixing valve and a user interface in communication with a controller. Input to the user interface illustratively causes the controller to operate in a flow control mode or a temperature control mode. ...

12/11/14 / #20140359934

Toilet module for a vehicle and a vehicle comprising a vehicle cabin and at least one toilet module

A toilet module for a vehicle is provided. The toilet module comprises a housing having a front wall, a first functional wall and at least one second functional wall, which enclose a floor surface on the underside of the housing, and a toilet unit. ...

12/11/14 / #20140359933

Bath safety rail

A bath safety rail for being engaged to and disengaged from a bath surface. The bath safety rail includes a base, a handle on the base, first and second suction cups opposing the handle, cam followers on the suction cups that extend into the base, and cams in the base to engage and draw up the cam followers and suction cups to thereby create suction. ...

12/11/14 / #20140359932

Inclined child bath support

An inclined bath support for a child in a bathtub comprising an inclined support, where the inclined support includes a top surface between two lateral surfaces; a seat positioned along the top surface; a top edge of the top surface, where the top edge is cushioned to support a neck of the child; a set of suction cups attached to a bottom surface of the inclined support, where the set of suction cups prevent the inclined support from sliding in the bathtub. The seat may be a raised cushion or a depressed groove to comfortably receive the child. ...

12/11/14 / #20140359931

Standalone hair washing sink

A hair washing sink assembly includes a plurality of hair washing stations, each hair washing station having a body extending from a ground surface of a building, and a corresponding receiving area at an upper portion of the body shaped to receive and support a head/neck of a user. Furthermore, each hair washing station is disposed directly above a water collection area at the ground surface, the water collection area including at least one drain.. ...

12/11/14 / #20140359930

Portable and collapsible pool chair

A collapsible portable pool chair is provided that can adapt to a pool wall and enable a user to be partially submerged while in a stable, upright position. The pool chair comprises a pool wall attachment assembly and a seat assembly pivotally connected to each other.. ...

12/11/14 / #20140359929

Urinal with hand washing functionality

The urinal incorporates hand washing functionality. Clean water is supplied from an array of holes or nozzles located in an overhang so that a user can wash their hands, and then the waste water is used to flush a urinal located below. ...

12/11/14 / #20140359928

Sheet catcher for toilets and methods therefor

An apparatus (100) for a toilet (600) is provided. The apparatus can include a rim engagement portion (101) and a sheet catcher (102) comprising one or more barbs (104,105,106). ...

12/11/14 / #20140359927

Mounting assembly for a toilet

A mounting assembly contains a plate including a first fringe, a second fringe, a third fringe, and a fourth fringe, wherein the first fringe has a first raised portion, and the second fringe has a semi-circular groove. The plate includes a plurality of first adjusting apertures and at least one pair of second adjusting aperture and at least one pair of third adjusting aperture. ...

12/11/14 / #20140359926

Cycling suit with a seat pad

A cycling suit (1) comprising a seat pad (2) in the crotch area, said seat pad (2) comprising a soft fabric piece (3) and a padding (4), said fabric piece having a multi-layered structure comprising at least a first layer (5) in contact with the skin and an outer layer (7) opposite to said first layer, wherein said outer layer is perforated.. . ...

12/11/14 / #20140359925

Cycling suit with a seat pad

A cycling suit (1) comprises a seat pad (2) located in a crotch area; the seat pad comprises a cover (3) and a padding (4); the cover (3) comprises three-layer structure with a first layer, an outer layer and an intermediate layer, and a front portion (5) of the cover is formed with an insert (10) of a single-layer skin contact textile.. . ...

12/11/14 / #20140359924

Head and neck protection apparatus

In certain variations, head and/or neck protection apparatus and methods are provided. A head and/or neck protection apparatus may include shoulder pads, a collar and/or a helmet. ...

12/11/14 / #20140359923

Swimming goggles

Swimming goggles include left and right frame bodies installed with lenses, a connecting element, and protective pads and head strap bases. The left and right frame bodies each has inner and outer peripheral faces. ...

12/11/14 / #20140359922

Eyeshield with swinging lens

At least certain embodiments describe an apparatus comprising a flip-to-wear eye shield designed for compact storage and ease of use, the eye shield dispensed in a compact, easy-to-assemble configuration, the eye shield including a protective lens and a frame coupled with the protective lens by one or more hinges, the one or more hinges configured to allow the protective lens to pivot with respect to the frame from a first substantially flat position to a second position assembled and ready for use.. . ...

12/11/14 / #20140359921

Quick release connector

The present invention is directed to an improved sports helmet including a quick release connector assembly for the faceguard that allows for rapid disconnection of the faceguard from the helmet shell. The connector includes a bracket, and a coupler mechanism featuring an elongated pin, a head component, a spring, a retractable engaging element and a washer. ...

12/11/14 / #20140359920

Apparatus for providing tension in garments and method of use

An apparatus, system and method for providing tension in garments for improving privacy control by the wearer. The apparatus incorporates materials having elastomeric properties which may be placed in proximity to a wearer's crotch during operation. ...

12/11/14 / #20140359919

Interchangeable fabric accessory and method of use

Interchangeable accessory for removable attachment to garments including attachment and interchangeable sections. The attachment section formed by an inner peripheral ring with interspersed inner and outer ridges, an outer peripheral ring with concavity at an inner-edge surface, and a gap between the outer peripheral ring and the inner peripheral ring for interference fitting. ...

12/11/14 / #20140359918

Hat with adjustable shading and related methods

Disclosed is an apparatus and related methods for adjustable shading.. . ...

12/11/14 / #20140359917

Headgear with fan assembly device

A headgear with fan assembly device includes a hat having a front side, a back side, an interior cavity and an aperture disposed along a top side thereof. An adjustable headband is disposed within the interior cavity, and a fan shroud for supporting a motor that is in communication with a central hub having a plurality of fan blades is disposed along the aperture, and in line with the central axis of the hat.. ...

12/11/14 / #20140359916

Versatile glove

In various embodiments, a glove enables one wearing the glove temporary unsheathed use of one or more of a thumb and an index finger of a hand of the wearer on which the glove is worn. A slide fastener may run along the glove between a distal portion of the glove's index finger-covering portion and a distal portion of the glove's thumb-covering portion. ...

12/11/14 / #20140359915

Skin care mask glove and mask sock

A skin care mask glove is disclosed. The skin care mask glove comprises a glove portion. ...

12/11/14 / #20140359914

Systems and methods for clothing indicating encoded regional association

This disclosure relates to systems and methods for providing encoded geographic association via an article of clothing. The clothing provides for an encoded logo which allows a viewer of the clothing to immediately identify the geographic region if they are familiar with that geographic region while at least partially concealing the specific geographic region from them if they are not.. ...

12/11/14 / #20140359913

Protective ice hockey sock

A protective article of clothing for preventing lacerations and blunt force injuries to a lower leg of an ice hockey player. The protective article of clothing comprises a sock element and a protective barrier element integrated within the sock element for protecting a back of the lower leg. ...

12/11/14 / #20140359912

Web and bladder suspension protection system

Lightweight and flexible personal protective padding systems for the protection of joints, bones and muscles, where one embodiment includes a hard outer shell structure as shielding, a gas filled compartment or bladder to stabilize the system and absorb and disperse impact energy and/or a web structure suspended across opposed peripheral edges of the outer shell and between the shell and user's body to absorb energy and to provide ventilation. Hybrid structures include both the bladder and web structure.. ...

12/11/14 / #20140359911

Versatile protective helmet applique assembly

The helmet appliqué assembly of the present invention permits a helmet wearer to upgrade the ballistic prevention capabilities of a traditional helmet quickly and efficiently. The helmet appliqué can be provided as part of a helmet appliqué system and/or assembly that includes internal-side connection means for attaching to a helmet and external-side connection means for receiving any of various external items such as identification tags, mounts and external equipment or attachments. ...

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12/04/14 / #wiping blade fixation means to maintain the wiping blade (5) of said wiper,

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12/04/14 / #the sanitary washing apparatus according to the invention comprises a cylinder, and a piston slider including a squirting port in a front end part and a second inflow port in a rear end part and internally including a flow channel connecting the squirting port with the second inflow port, the cylinder includes biasing means configured to reciprocably house the piston slider and to bias the piston slider backward, the rear end part of the piston slider includes a water pressure receiving part configured to receive water pressure of water flowing into the cylinder, and pressure of water flowing from the first inflow port into the cylinder is received by the water pressure receiving part of the piston slider so that the piston slider is advanced to a use position against biasing force of the biasing means.

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12/04/14 / #the present device for holding at least one longitudinal element of tube or cable bundle type on a support comprises a deformable collar (2) that is able to adopt an open position allowing the insertion of the longitudinal element and of the means (10, 11) for gripping the longitudinal element in the collar and for fixing the device onto the support.

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12/04/14 / #the invention relates to an exhaust gas treatment device for an exhaust system of a combustion engine, more preferably of a road vehicle, with a housing enveloping at least one interior space, and with at least one through-pipe penetrating the interior space without interruption and which at two fastening points distant from each other is connected to the housing in a fixed manner.

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12/04/14 / #the invention relates to a longitudinal substrate for wiper for motor vehicle, comprising:

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12/04/14 / #the invention relates to a household linen for a double bed with two elongated panels (2.3) that:

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12/04/14 / #characterized in that the longitudinal substrate comprises at least one holder (18; 23; 24; 29) configured to maintain at least one heating element (15) of the wiper.

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12/04/14 / #c. delivering the cold fluid resulting from step b) into the container using delivering means; and optionally

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12/04/14 / #b. cooling the finished single fluid or at least one finished fluid of the plurality of fluids to produce a cold fluid;

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12/04/14 / #are linked in at least one region, called the foot, (rp) intended to be located at the foot end of the bed,

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12/04/14 / #are free relative to each other on the major portion of their length up to a head edge (bt) located opposite the foot region (rp)

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12/04/14 / #and partly overlap at a central longitudinal region (rm) of the linen, so that the width (il) of the linen is less than the sum of the width (i p) of the two panels (2,3), the middle region extending between the foot region (rp) and the head edges (bt),

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12/04/14 / #according to the present invention, there is provided a seal step (st105) storing an electrode laminate in which a separator is disposed between a positive electrode and a negative electrode and an electrolyte within an exterior body constituted by a laminate film and sealing the exterior body; a pressure application step (st106) of applying a pressure to the exterior body in which the electrode laminate is stored by means of a flat plate press working or so forth; charge step (st102) of charging up to a full charge; a gas removal step (st107) of unsealing the exterior body and removing gas generated within the exterior body at the charge step; and a re-seal step (st108) of sealing the exterior body after the gas removal step.

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12/04/14 / #a. making the detergent composition in the form of a finished single fluid or a finished plurality of fluids;

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12/04/14 / #a process for packing a detergent composition in a container wherein the process comprises the steps of:

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12/04/14 / #a longitudinal guide (2; 25) to receive a spline (3) of said wiper, and

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12/04/14 / #20140352303

Waste heat recovery system with integrated hydrocarbon adsorber, and method thereof

A waste heat recovery system with an integrated hydrocarbon adsorber for a vehicle having an internal combustion engine that generates exhaust gas containing hydrocarbons, and a catalytic converter, includes an exhaust gas conduit, an exhaust gas heat exchanger, a heat exchanger bypass valve, a coolant circuit with a coolant bypass and a coolant bypass valve, and a controller. The exhaust gas heat exchanger includes at least one channel through which the exhaust gas is flowable, the channel having an interior surface coated with a hydrocarbon adsorbing material configured to adsorb hydrocarbons. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352302

Apparatus for generating superheated vapor using wave fin

An apparatus for generating superheated vapor using waste heat recovery. A housing has an inlet tank and an outlet tank at both ends. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352301

Motor vehicle with a couplable waste heat recovery system

A waste heat recovery system for a motor vehicle is disclosed. Waste heat generated by an internal combustion engine of a motor vehicle is recovered by a waste heat recovery system. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352300

Turbocharged engine employing cylinder deactivation

An engine assembly includes an intake assembly, a spark-ignited internal combustion engine, and an exhaust assembly, and a turbocharger. The internal combustion engine is coupled with the intake assembly and defines a plurality of cylinders that are configured to combust a fuel. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352299

Turbocharger assembly

A turbocharger assembly includes a compressor assembly, a turbine wheel, a shaft, a bearing assembly, and a cooling gas conduit. The compressor assembly includes a compressor impeller. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352298

Exhaust circulation apparatus for internal combustion engine

An exhaust circulation apparatus that can improve fuel combustion and suppress discharged nox by expanding an operating region in which homogeneous lean combustion is possible. The exhaust circulation apparatus includes a homogeneous lean combustion unit for performing homogeneous lean combustion in a predetermined lean-burn region, and an egr apparatus for performing egr that recirculates a portion of gas that flows through an exhaust system of the internal combustion engine to an intake system. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352297

Cylinder block arrangement with an exhaust gas system

An engine block arrangement includes an engine block and an exhaust gas system. The exhaust gas system, viewed in the flow direction of an exhaust gas flow, includes an exhaust gas turbocharger, an oxidation catalytic converter, a feed device for a urea-water solution, a particle filter, and an scr catalytic converter arranged one behind the other. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352296

Method and apparatus for operating an internal combustion engine

A method and apparatus for operating an internal combustion engine, in particular for commercial vehicles, having a fuel/air feed device and a downstream exhaust system, wherein, to achieve improved efficiency, the exhaust gas enthalpy in the exhaust gas flow of the internal combustion engine is used to operate a heat engine, in particular a stirling engine, which produces mechanical energy.. . ...

12/04/14 / #20140352295

Installation for storing thermal energy and method for the operation thereof

An installation for storing thermal energy is provided, comprising a heat accumulator and a cold accumulator. A method for charging and discharging said thermal accumulators is also provided. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352294

Cold wind generation from slag heat

The present invention describes a method for generating cold-air blast from slag heat, wherein the method comprises the following steps: a. Providing hot, granulated slag, b. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352293

Tether for submerged moving vehicle

The present invention relates to a tether for connecting a moving device submerged in liquid to a support structure, e.g. A submersible power plant comprising a stream-driven vehicle provided with at least one turbine for generation of electrical energy. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352292

Motion machine

A machine comprises a tank defining a liquid chamber for holding a liquid. A rotor is located in the liquid chamber and is mounted such that the rotor is able to rotate relative to the tank. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352291

Hydraulic torque converter with automatic regulator of dynamic liquid temperature

The hydraulic torque converter with a temperature automatic regulator of dynamic liquid includes hydraulic torque converter and radiator. A temperature control valve is also included to reflect the temperature of the dynamic liquid. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352290

Torsional vibration damping device

A torsional vibration damping device that can ensure a space for allowing a mass body to make reciprocating movements and can improve the vibration damping performance is provided. A torsional vibration damping device in which a mass body is attached to a rotating body by two support pins includes two first hollow portions which are formed in the rotating body at positions corresponding to the respective support pins and into which the respective support pins are inserted, and two second hollow portions which are formed in the mass body at positions opposed to the respective first hollow portions and into which the respective support pins are inserted. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352289

Position adjustment and position locking of a fluid operated actuator

A fluid operated actuator (103) is provided that includes an actuator housing (104) and a piston assembly (109) including a piston (106) and a piston rod (108) movable within the actuator housing (104). The fluid operated actuator (103) further includes a plurality of detents (210) unified with the piston rod (108) and a lock (209) configured to move between a first and a second position. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352288

Exhaust device for motorcycle

A collecting exhaust pipe has a contour body and partition wall members. The contour body has a pair of contour members connected with each other. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352287

Exhaust gas treatment device

For compensating thermally related expansion effects the through-pipe between the fastening points can comprise at least one expansion compensation section, in which a wall of the through-pipe comprises slits penetrating the wall alternating in circumferential direction and strips protruding relative to adjacent wall sections of the through-pipe.. . ...

12/04/14 / #20140352286

Exhaust gas heat recovery device

An exhaust gas heat recovery device of the present invention recovers heat of an exhaust gas from an internal combustion engine. The exhaust gas heat recovery device includes an exhaust pipe that leads the exhaust gas from an upstream side to a downstream side, a cylindrical shell that covers an outside of the exhaust pipe, and an exhaust gas heat recovery section that is interposed between the exhaust pipe and the cylindrical shell and that performs heat exchange between the exhaust gas and a heat exchange medium. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352285

Internal combustion engine

An internal combustion engine, in particular a large multi-fuel diesel internal combustion engine, and includes an scr catalytic converter that can be bypassed, and at least one control element for switching the flow in an exhaust gas line between a first position where the scr catalytic converter is active and a second position where the scr catalytic converter is bypassed, and at least one flow path bypassing the scr catalytic converter.. . ...

12/04/14 / #20140352284

Filter cartridge for a reducing agent delivery device and delivery device and motor vehicle having a filter cartridge

A filter cartridge for a delivery device for a reducing agent includes at least one filter wall and at least one supporting wall together forming an interior space. The at least one supporting wall has an outflow opening and a bypass opening. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352283

Control apparatus for an internal combustion engine

In a control apparatus for an internal combustion engine provided with an electrically heated catalyst which heats a catalyst having an ability to purify an exhaust gas by heat from a heat generation element which generates heat by the supply of electric power, provision is made for a decision unit that decides a restraint amount for energy inputted to the electrically heated catalyst through the exhaust gas so that a heat generation element internal temperature difference, which is a difference in temperature between predetermined portions in the heat generation element of the electrically heated catalyst at the time of cold starting of the internal combustion engine, falls within a predetermined temperature range; and a control unit that controls an operating state of the internal combustion engine according to the restraint amount for the input energy decided by the decision unit. With this construction, the occurrence of cracks inside the heat generation element of the electrically heated catalyst is suppressed.. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352282

Exhaust emission control device

An object is to reduce man-hours for evaluations of design, test, and the like for securing an exhaust gas purifier to an engine, while also making the exhaust gas purifier more compact. The exhaust gas purifier includes a plurality of filter bodies and to purify exhaust gas discharged from the engine, a purification casing including a plurality of purification cases that house the filter bodies, an exhaust gas pressure sensor to detect an exhaust gas pressure in the purification casing, and an exhaust gas temperature sensor to detect an exhaust gas temperature in the purification casing. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352281

Particulate filter device monitoring system for an internal combustion engine

A particulate filter device monitoring system for an internal combustion engine includes a particulate accumulation register configured to store an amount of particulate in a particulate filter. The particulate accumulation register includes a particulate accumulation trigger zone having a power limiting mode trigger. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352280

Air driven reductant dosing system

A dosing system for delivering reductant into an exhaust gas treatment system of an internal combustion engine using an air driven hydraulic pump, which includes a pressure pump tank and a liquid supply tank, for closed-loop controlling reductant pressure, and a three-stage pwm control method for dosing rate control. Reductant residue in the dosing system is purged by using compressed air, and when the air driven hydraulic pumps is positioned inside a reductant tank, heating means in the reductant tank can also be used for heating the air driven hydraulic pump. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352279

Exhaust gas treatment system with emission control during filter regeneration

An exhaust gas treatment system for an engine includes an exhaust gas inlet tube configured to receive an exhaust gas from the engine. A particulate filter, a heat exchange system and first and second selective catalytic reduction (scr) devices are in fluid communication with the exhaust gas inlet tube. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352278

Method and system for selectively enabling and disabling a diagnostic monitor of a selective-catalytic-reduction device

A vehicle that includes an engine, an exhaust system, and a controller, and a method are disclosed herein. The exhaust system includes a passage for directing the exhaust gas stream from the engine through the series of exhaust after-treatment devices, including a selective-catalytic reduction device and a diesel particulate filter (dpf). ...

12/04/14 / #20140352277

Exhaust system implementing active regeneration control

An exhaust system is disclosed for use with an engine. The exhaust system may have an exhaust duct, an aftertreatment component disposed within the exhaust duct, and a resistive grid disposed within the exhaust duct at a location upstream of the aftertreatment component. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352276

Dual-vortical-flow hybrid rocket engine

The present invention discloses a dual-vortical-flow hybrid rocket engine, including a main body and a nozzle communicating with an end of the main body. The main body includes a plurality of disk-like combustion chambers arranged longitudinally, and a central combustion chamber formed along the axial portion and communicating the disk-like combustion chambers. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352275

Inverted cap igniter tube

An igniter tube assembly includes an igniter, an igniter tower with a radially extending portion, a ferrule with a radially extending portion, and a retainer with a radially extending portion. The ferrule and retainer capture the radially extending portion of the igniter tower and sealing surface provides an area for the ferrule to interface with the igniter tower. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352274

Assembly method and assembly equipment for power transmission chain

Portions of a pair of first pin members, a pair of second pin members, and a pair of third pin members other than one end portions thereof are respectively inserted into and held in a pair of first holding holes, a pair of second holding holes and a pair of third holding holes that extend perpendicularly to reference surfaces that are top faces of first to third connected body assembly jigs. In this state, a single first link plate, a single second link plate and a third link plate are press-fitted onto the one end portions until the first to third link plates come into contact with the reference surfaces. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352273

Poly(ethyleneterephthalate) drawn fiber, poly(ethyleneterephthalate) tire-cord and manufacturing method thereof

The present invention relates to a poly(ethyleneterephthalate) drawn fiber, which is able to provide a poly(ethylene terephthalate) tire-cord showing superior strength and dimensional stability without a pci process after tire vulcanization, a poly(ethylene terephthalate) tire-cord and a manufacturing method thereof. The poly(ethyleneterephthalate) drawn fiber has a predetermined l/s value of 2.0 kg/% or more after heat treatment at a temperature of 180° c. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352272

Sugarcane harvester attachment

In one aspect, the disclosure provides a removable sugarcane harvester attachment including a coupler configured to couple the removable sugarcane harvester attachment to a machine. The removable sugarcane attachment includes at least one pair of counter-rotating row dividers; and at least one pair of counter-rotating base cutters located intermediate of the coupler and the at least one pair of counter-rotating row dividers.. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352271

Crankcase ventilation filter assembly; components; and methods

Crankcase ventilation filter arrangements and components therefore are described. Example arrangements are described. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352270

Gas-liquid separator

A gas-liquid separator applicable to a refrigeration system includes a cylindrical body, an inlet pipe fixedly connected to an upper end of the cylindrical body and an outlet pipe fixedly connected to a lower end of the cylindrical body, and further includes a gas guiding element, the gas guiding element further including a baffle, a flange located at one end of the baffle, and a bottom plate located at the other end of the baffle, the baffle being located above the outlet pipe and blocking a gas inlet of the outlet pipe; the flange being fixedly connected to an inner wall of the cylindrical body; and the bottom plate being fixedly connected to a side wall of a gas inlet end of the outlet pipe.. . ...

12/04/14 / #20140352269

Dust wash system with purge gas

A chute receives contaminant gas-laden dust from a dust collector. At least one gas injector provides an upward flow of purge gas in the chute to release contaminant gas entrained with the dust. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352268

Cyclonic particulate collection device

A lidded cylindrical container having an inlet duct having an intake for connecting to gas flow having particulate or liquid, and an outtake for directing the as flow downwardly and tangentially across a wail of the container. An outlet duct is integrally connected around the inlet duct and having an intake opening into the inside of the lidded cylindrical container and an outtake adapted to move the gas flow away from the particulate collection device leaving the particulate within the lidded cylindrical container. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352267

Device for securing a horse-riding saddle onto a horse

A device for securing a horse-riding saddle onto a horse, includes a strap (32) having at least one first textile part (34) with an elongation of 10% to 20%, the strap encircling the topline (20), flanks (24) and underline (26) of the torso of the horse, extending over the entire periphery of the torso of the horse, and an element for linking the saddle, which is connected to the first textile part (34).. . ...

12/04/14 / #20140352266

Tubular bag machine for filling a product

The invention relates to a tubular bag machine for filling a product into bags (9), comprising a vertical filling tube (2), a transverse sealing unit (3), a control unit (4) for controlling the tubular bag machine, and a sensor device (5) for detecting the product in the filling tube (2), which is designed to detect the product falling through the filling tube (2), wherein the sensor device (5) has a sensor (51) for emitting electromagnetic waves, and which is connected to the control unit (4), wherein the electromagnetic waves emitted by the sensor (51) remain in a detection space (e) which is confined to one region at the filling tube (2).. . ...

12/04/14 / #20140352265

Adjustable filling and sealing method and apparatus therefor

An assembly includes a support and drive assembly, a first structure and a second structure. The first structure is in operable communication with and supported by the support and drive assembly. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352264

Container with orientation sensor

A container or box may include a plurality of side panels, a bottom panel and a top panel. The panels are coupled together to form a box interior with a total interior volume vt. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352263

Hinged covering for adhesive surface

A wrapping material is provided comprising a plurality of wrapping units, each said wrapping unit having a leading edge at one of thereof and a tail edge at an opposing edge thereof, where each one of said plurality of wrapping units is serially connected to at least one other of said plurality of wrapping units at the corresponding leading edge, tail edge, or both. In a further embodiment, discrete adhesive areas are disposed on the first surface of said plurality of wrapping units. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352262

Method and device for handling bags combined into bundles

A method for handling bags (10), in particular wicketed bags, combined into bundles (13) and for feeding the bags (10) to a packaging machine (11), and a corresponding apparatus. In the method and apparatus, the bags (10) are supplied in a plurality of bundles (13) in a magazine (14) arranged upstream of the packaging machine (11); the bundles (13) are arranged on bag carriers (15) in each case such that the bag carriers (15) extend through suspension holes (12) of the bags (10); the bag carriers (15) with the bags (10) located thereon are fed from the magazine (14) to the packaging machine (11); and the bundles (13) are transferred from the bag carriers (15) directly to appropriately arranged receiving pins (28) of a cyclically driven conveying device (29) of the packaging machine (11) and are then filled in the packaging machine (11).. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352261

Machine and method for secondary packaging of articles

A side loading packaging machine for packaging articles in containers comprising: a section for forming containers starting from die-cuttings, comprising at least one feeding device, a loading section, a closing section, substantially aligned along a longitudinal axis of the machine; further comprising a conveyor equipped with transportation members configured to carry at least one of said containers each, wherein said conveyor comprises motor means arranged to drive the advance of said transportation members or groups thereof in an independent manner, and the machine operates with: a continuous formation of boxes, said feeding member working with a continuous movement and with a constant rate over time, and said transportation members advancing with a continuous movement at said forming section; and a static loading, said transportation members being stationary during the loading of articles into the containers.. . ...

12/04/14 / #20140352260

Detergent packing

D. Subjecting the filled container resulting from step c) to ambient temperature.. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352259

Method and apparatus for forming a flexible pouch with fitment

A method for forming a flexible pouch having a fitment, the method including the steps of sealing the bottom, top and one side of a material to form a pouch. The pouch is formed around a forming tube, leaving one side of the flexible pouch unsealed. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352258

Festooning device and method for packaging a continuous length of material into a container

A festooning device is provided for packaging a continuous length of a material or product in a container at high operating speeds, with little or no operator adjustment until the container is completely filled. The festooning device can include an articulated paddle that further increases the fill of product from edge to edge in the container. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352257

Advancing device for advancing a film web in a bag filling installation

The invention relates to an advancing device (10) for advancing a film web (200) in a bag filling installation (100, having a main advancing drive (20) with at least one driven main advancing roller (22) for advancing the film web (200), wherein for an adjustment of the tensile stress of the film web (200) in the transport direction (t) of the film web (200) an auxiliary advancing drive (30) is disposed before the main advancing drive (20) with at least one driven auxiliary advancing roller (32) for advancing the film web (200).. . ...

12/04/14 / #20140352256

Box closer

In one embodiment of the present invention, a box closer is provided comprising an elongated bar having a first and second end, a width, a thickness, and a length that is longer than the major width of the box, a first edge-stop attached in a fixed or removable manner at or near a first end of the bar, and a second edge-stop attached in a fixed or removable manner at or near the second end of the bar.. . ...

12/04/14 / #20140352255

Opening device for opening a bag section of a film web in a bag filling plant

The invention relates to an opening device (10) for opening a bag section (210) of a film web (200) in a bag filling plant (100) for filling in bulk goods, comprising a suction device (20) for suctioning the two sides (212, 214) of the bag section (200) with an articulately supported first suction cup (22) on the first side (212) of the bag section (210) and an articulately supported second suction cup (24) on the second side (214) of the bag section (200), with at least one of the suction cups (22, 24) being arranged acute-angled in reference to the respective side (212, 214) of the bag sections (200).. . ...

12/04/14 / #20140352254

Beverage capsule machine for making single use capsules

A beverage capsule machine for making single use capsules (1) for infusion beverages such as coffee, milk, chocolate, tea or combinations of these ingredients, comprises: a transport element (8) for transporting rigid containers (2) and being dosed in a loop around movement means (9), with a vertical axis (z9), for continuously moving the transport element (8); the element (8) being configured to define a plurality of pockets (10) for receiving the rigid containers (2) and arranged in succession, each having a respective vertical axis (z10); a plurality of stations which are positioned along a path (p) followed by the transport element (8) and which are configured for operating continuously in phase with the transport element (8) and comprising at least: a feeding station (11) for feeding the rigid containers (2) into the respective pockets (10) of the transport element (8); a dosing station (12) for dosing the infusion product into the rigid container (2); a closing station (13) where the open aperture (4) of the rigid container (2) is closed with a length of sheet (7); an outfeed station (14) for feeding out the capsules (1) made on the transport element (8).. . ...

12/04/14 / #20140352253

Ultrasonic sealing apparatus for use in bag filling and packaging machine

A horn and an anvil are moved toward and away from each other by axially reciprocating a driving rod and thereby reciprocatingly rotating a forked lever in a predetermined angle range. The horn and the anvil are moved toward and pressed against each other with a predetermined force with a bag mouth b held therebetween. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352252

Wall stud brace

An apparatus for reinforcing a plurality of parallel spaced apart structural members to each other comprises a rigid member having first and second ends and is sized to extend diagonally across the plurality of adjacent structural members. Each structural member extends between first and second ends and has first and second edges. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352251

Method for constructing building made of dried soil and temporary frame used in same

The technical features of the present invention are for a method for quickly and easily constructing a building made of soil such as a house or a retaining wall by means of a process of installing a temporary mold in a frame member made of a mesh, compacting pugging clay into the temporary mold in a bottom-up method by a mechanical extruder, and immediately removing the temporary mold and drying the pugging clay.. . ...

12/04/14 / #20140352250

Reinforcement bar fastener and tool

A reinforcement bar fastener and a tool for securing reinforcement bar members to together to form a metal mesh and a reinforcement bar tool for deforming the reinforcement bar fastener around the reinforcement bar members.. . ...

12/04/14 / #20140352249

Seismic separation clip for suspended ceiling grid systems

A clip is provided for connecting either main runners end-to-end, or for connecting cross tees to a main runner. The clip comprises a first vertical portion configured to lie along the vertical web of a t-shaped runner or cross tee that has a central discontinuity to define first and second segments, the discontinuity permitting the clip to fit over a two-way intersection of cross tees with a main runner. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352248

Floor covering with interlocking design

Surface coverings, such as floor coverings, with an interlocking design are described. Methods of making the surface coverings are further described. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352247

Framework serving as structural support and utility space

A framework for a building structure. The framework is constructed of two open-walled structures, an inner core structure and an outer core structure. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352246

Fiber pad flooring installation with low reflected sound pressure level

A flooring system as disclosed herein may include a subfloor, a top floor layer, and an underlayment material comprising a needlepunched fiber pad. The needlepunched fiber pad may include a plurality of layers that are needlepunched together to form the fiber pad. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352245

Abrading device and method of abrading a floor structure utilizing the same

An abrading device for abrading a floor structure comprises a first abrading assembly and a second abrading assembly. The first and second abrading assemblies each have a rotationally driven contact roll provided with a sleeve having a plurality of cutouts formed in a pattern thereon. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352244

Crown molding and deck material attachments

An attachment device has a first member and a second member. The first member connects to a wall or another structure and the second member connects to a component, such as a piece of molding or decking, to be mounted to the wall or the other structure. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352243

Self-aligning corner bead for fireproofing structural steel member and method of using same

A self-aligning corner bead for fireproofing structural steel, having a strip of welded wire fabric cut to the appropriate width for the fireproofing thickness and bent longitudinally to form an obtuse v-shaped device is disclosed. A plastic nosing is installed along one edge. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352242

Mounting system and method for mounting a dividing wall on a holding device, and device for dividing regions

An apparatus for dividing regions is described. The apparatus includes at least one glass dividing wall and at least one holding device. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352241

Dynamic concrete form

A dynamic concrete form includes a sleeve defining a passage extending between first and second open ends. A first attachment feature extends outwardly in a first direction from the sleeve at the first open end and a second attachment feature extends outwardly in a second direction that is opposite the first direction at the second open end. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352240

Window reveal systems and methods

A window reveal kit can include a window, a first connector, and at least one reveal trim. The window has an outer side, an inner side, and a frame portion about a perimeter of the window. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352239

Safety window for hurricane protection and crime prevention

Disclosed is a safety window for hurricane protection and crime prevention. According to an embodiment of the inventive concept, the safety window for hurricane protection and crime prevention includes: an external frame which has a window shape and is installed in a window frame of a wall of a building; an internal frame which is coupled to the external frame; and a protection screen which comprises a plurality of holes to prevent an outsider from trespassing but allow air to pass therethrough, couples with the external and internal frames, and protects a window.. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352238

Tactile embedment plate assembly with an alignment bracket

Tactile detection embedment plates used in pedestrian walkways releasably aligned by a bracket on at least one of the embedment plates. The bracket can be mated with a bracket on another plate engage a wedge or wedge parts for a releasable plate assembly connection.. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352237

Solar light (heat) absorption material and heat absorption/accumulation material and solar light (heat) absorption/control building component using the same

A solar light (heat) absorption material which has an excellent solar light (heat) absorbing ability and a simple structure, and may be used as a low-cost and high-performance heat absorption/accumulation material. Also, a solar light (heat) absorption/control building component including the solar light (heat) absorption material that allows for easy change of its solar light (heat) absorption/control ability. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352236

Adjustable solar panel cap and method of manufacturing same

A solar panel cap and light cap secured to a wall or parapet through the use of a fixed coping having two vertical supports on either side of a locking channel. The vertical supports are biased or resilient to secure the coping to the top of the parapet or wall. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352235

Post anchor apparatus

Herein described is a post anchor apparatus for erecting and anchoring posts in natural terrain. The apparatus of the present invention provides a convenient means of erecting a post in natural terrain while also providing improved strength, stability, and durability to the post. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352234

Mobile terminal booth

A mobile terminal booth which provides an area where a mobile terminal can be comfortably used is described. This mobile terminal booth is provided with a sound absorbing unit which is placed in a public place and partially partitions a space as viewed from the above where a user of a mobile terminal can have a telephone conversation. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352233

Rail mounting systems on roofs

The invention provides a system for installing a roof penetrating structure to a metal roof, the system comprising: a) a rail and closure structure adapted to be supported by adjacent rib elevations of said roof; b) a skylight adapted to be supported on the rail and closure structure; and c) a support member for sealing a cut away portion of the rib structure to divert water away from the rail and closure structure.. . ...

12/04/14 / #20140352232

Method and system for construction of a building

A method for providing at least a part of a building includes the steps of prefabricating a module by assembling four walls extending between a floor and a roof to form a rectangular cuboid shape; providing at least one compartment within the cuboid shape; providing waterproof layers on the interior walls and floor of the compartment for creating a wet area within the module; arranging technical installations within the cuboid shape; and providing interior equipment within the cuboid shape. The method further includes the steps of prefabricating a plurality of panels and slabs; and connecting these panels and slabs to a lateral side of the module for providing a further rectangular cuboid shape forming a panel-built room.. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352231

Truly modular building datacenter facility

A modular datacenter facility is constructed with a set of building modules of different types of functionality to form an entire datacenter facility having a standardized pre-approved architectural design and layout. All instances of a particular type of building module will have approximately a same floor plan and architectural design. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352230

Sliding door and pivoting door for demountable wall system

A demountable modular wall system including a series of individual wall panels that can be positioned adjacent to each other. The demountable system includes a doorway defined by a pair of spaced vertical posts and a horizontal header. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352229

Cross street transit and multimodal multi-level station and pedestrian-oriented interchange

A cross street station and interchange for use at the intersection of a local traffic artery with significant pedestrian-oriented improvements and features that runs between but not through two communities and a primary traffic artery that divides two dissimilar communities. It uses a variable bi-level regional mass transit platform for ticketed passengers lowered from the upper level of the cross street station and interchange to the street level and provide a platform level with the regional mass transit vehicle floor and a ramp to the height elevation of the sidewalk to disembark arriving regional mass transit passengers and allow for the boarding of the new mass transit passengers. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352228

Method of processing polycrystalline diamond material

A method of processing a polycrystalline diamond (pcd) material having a non-diamond phase comprising a diamond catalyst/solvent material comprises leaching an amount of the diamond catalyst/solvent from the pcd material by exposing at least a portion of the pcd material to a leaching mixture. The leaching mixture comprises hydrochloric acid and one or more additional mineral acids, the molar concentration of the hydrochloric acid being greater than the molar concentration of the one or more additional mineral acids in the leaching mixture.. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352227

Trailer door seal

A one-piece seal is used between the rear doors of a semi-trailer truck and the rear frame of the truck, the seal having a good compression set resistance. The seal is made from multiple extrusion members that are fused, welded, or otherwise integrally, monolithically connected at corner joints to form a central opening. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352226

Screening arrangement comprising means for mounting side rails and method of mounting such a screening arrangement

A screening arrangement (1) has a top element (4) including a cover and two side rails (8, 9). The top element (4) is provided with a top rail (440) forming the front side of the top element and being connected to the cover of the top element (4). ...

12/04/14 / #20140352225

Motor vehicle seal

The invention relates to a circumferential seal or/and covering on a door or/and opening flap of a vehicle body, comprising a flexible strand (2) having an elastomer material and an adhesive material layer (3) extending in the longitudinal direction of the strand and connecting the strand (2) to the vehicle body (1). According to the invention, the strand (2) can be torn off from the body (1), leaving behind a sufficiently smooth adhesive surface for adhering the body (1) to a replacement part strand.. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352224

Removable, changeable and replaceable double opening window

An easily removable, changeable and replaceable window for application on train carriages, passenger buses and other transport vehicles that consists of an assembly formed by a removable window frame and the corresponding rim thereof fixed on the chassis of the vehicle, said assembly being provided with a closing and opening device that may be actuated both from the inside and the outside, and therefore, enabling a glazed window to be released for safety reasons or to be released and changed for maintenance reasons, without losing time or functionality.. . ...

12/04/14 / #20140352223

Sealed lever latch

A sealed lever latch. It has a handle with a pivot end with a non-round bore passing therethrough, a housing having a well with a narrowed end with spaced apart sidewalls with holes, the narrowed end sized to receive the pivot end of the handle. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352222

Module unit for opening and closing of wings

A modular unit for opening and closing doors, in particular of motor vehicles, includes a first module which has at least one actuating unit and a second module which has at least one lock assembly. The first module and the second module are coupled together via a coupling member in order to actuate a lock of the lock assembly when the first module, in particular the actuating unit, is actuated in order to initiate the opening and/or closing procedure of the door. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352221

Opening and closing device

An opening and closing device includes a base plate rotatably supported by a stand to rotate between closed and open positions, a sliding plate slidably provided on the base plate to slide between first and second positions, an urging part to urge the sliding plate toward the second position, where the sliding plate projects from the base plate, a movement restriction mechanism including first and second members provided on one and the other, respectively, of the stand and the sliding plate, and configured to restrict the movements of the base plate and the sliding plate by the engagement of the first and second members when the base plate is at the closed position, and a moving and urging mechanism to move and urge the sliding plate toward the first position from the second position with the movement of the base plate from the open position to the closed position.. . ...

12/04/14 / #20140352220

Sliding door structure having sliding doors and pivoting doors

A sliding panel structure. The sliding panel structure includes a frame having an upper support track and a lower guide rail. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352219

Security insert panels for sliding glass doors and windows

Security insert panels for sliding glass doors and windows. The panels include rigid elements appropriately spaced to allow air ventilation and to prevent human entry. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352218

Joints for shutter frames and methods for forming same

A louvered shutter panel, such as for windows and doors, includes a pair of spaced-apart stiles, each stile having a longitudinally extending groove. The groove in each stile includes a first portion having a first cross-sectional shape and an adjacent second portion having a second cross-sectional shape. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352217

Frame with fasteners securing aligned members and methods for forming same

A frame assembly for windows and doors includes a pair of side members and a pair of generally parallel cross members, each extending along a unique member axis. The cross members include a first frame portion and a second frame portion that extend generally along the member axis and are connected by a camming fastener that draws together and secures the first and second frame portions. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352216

Vehicle doors closer and working unit for a vehicle doors closer

Disclosed is a vehicle doors closer comprising a working unit of a vehicle doors closer, comprising a housing, having at least two mounts with clamping holes; at least two guiding elements fixed within the housing; a movable rack with a lock plate, placed within the housing of the door closer so as to move along the guiding elements; an actuation mechanism, transmission element transmitting power from the actuation mechanism to the working unit, connected with one end to the movable rack with a lock plate of the working unit, and connected to the actuation mechanism with the other end; a state detector; a control unit; and a bracket placed on the car body.. . ...

12/04/14 / #20140352215

Modular gate system and installation method therefor

A modular gate system for a vehicle travel lane employs a plurality of various modules to control the traffic flow and to sense and monitor the vehicles traversing the travel lane. The power and communication for the modules are provided by power and communication lines which are carried in a conduit is mounted to the rail.. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352214

Gasifier having a slag breaker and method of operating the same

A gasifier comprises an internal chamber, a slag collection region, a slag passageway, a slag breaker, and an actuator. The internal chamber comprises a main combustion region that is configured and adapted to gasify fuel. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352213

Herbicidal compositions and methods

Described are preferred methods and compositions for controlling weeds in soil that involve the use of a bleaching herbicide such as fluridone in combination with at least one other additional selected herbicidal agent, which is preferably a ppo-inhibitor such as fomesafen or flumioxazin. Also described are safening effects of bleaching herbicidal agents such as fluridone on other herbicides, and of other herbicides on bleaching herbicidal agents.. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352212

Granular compositions and methods for drought mitigation

The present application relates to methods and compositions and compositions for watering plant roots, and more particularly, to water soluble granular compositions for application to grass and other root bearing plants, the granules including a wood, mineral and binder granule impregnated with a root watering composition having a humectant as its principle constituent, and methods of application and use of the granular compositions.. . ...

12/04/14 / #20140352211

Luminaire system, method, and apparatus for optimizing plant growth in a controlled farming environment technological field

A luminaire system, apparatus, and method of using thereof, is disclosed for optimizing plant growth in a controlled farming environment. Different types of plants have different light requirements, and different inputs to controlled farming environment have different costs. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352210

Ultrasonically enhanced seed germination system

The invention consists of a sonication and imbedding process for the uptake of water and/or other beneficial substances into a seed for the purposes of reducing the time needed for germination of a plant and the time needed for full maturity growth of the resultant plant. This invention teaches that ultrasound applied to the shell of a seed will develop micro-punctures which enable the faster absorption of water and other liquid nutrients into the seed structure. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352209

Plant support frame, plant support frame system, and use of a plant support frame and plant support frame system

A plant support frame for supporting plants, comprising a rod attachment for supporting flat holding elements adapted for receiving a vertically adjustable rod, said rod attachment comprising a substantially h-shaped attachment member having a first slot, a first recess and a first connecting web formed between the first slot and the first recess, wherein the first recess is laterally defined by two first substantially parallel limbs, wherein the first limbs are connected to each other by means of the first connecting web, and wherein the first slot and the first recess extend from the first connecting web in opposite directions; and a substantially u-shaped attachment member having a second recess and a second slot extending therefrom, wherein the second recess is laterally defined by two second substantially parallel limbs; wherein the h-shaped attachment member and the u-shaped attachment member are flat in shape; and wherein the h-shaped attachment member is adapted for attachment to a first end of the rod, and wherein the u-shaped attachment member is attached to the h-shaped attachment member in a crosswise manner relative to the h-shaped attachment member so that the first slot engages the second slot, wherein the two first limbs and the two second limbs form a first enclosure so that the rod can be firmly locked at its periphery in this first enclosure by the first and second limbs.. . ...

12/04/14 / #20140352208

Grass protector

A cover is provided for protecting grass from sun damage. The cover is perforated to allow an optimal amount of sunlight to reach the underlying grass, as well as allowing water to reach the grass. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352207

Process for dry cooling of coke with steam with subsequent use of the synthesis gas produced

A method for the dry quenching of coke using steam with subsequent use of the synthesis gas generated, the method involving the cyclic coking of coal to coke with the coke being sent to a quenching device after being discharged from the coke oven and steam being introduced into the quenching device for dry quenching, thus creating synthesis gas made up of carbon monoxide (co) and hydrogen (h2) via a water-gas reaction, and the synthesis gas produced being fed to a further application. This method allows the heat generated during coking to be used for the production of useful synthesis gas which, in turn, can be used for a further purpose or in the heating process, thus on the whole achieving an extremely even energy balance throughout the entire process.. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352206

Apparatus and methods for treating solids by electromagnetic radiation

Embodiments of the present invention are directed to methods and apparatus for subjecting coarsely divided solid material, such as solid fossil fuels, to microwave radiation using gravity feed through a chamber and protecting irradiating windows by placement outside the angle of repose.. . ...

12/04/14 / #20140352205

Refining processes for a renewable oil

The invention relates generally to methods of refining a renewable oil, such as a biofuel. In some embodiments, the invention relates to methods for the efficient removal of gums and waxes from a renewable oil.. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352204

Pyrolysis system and method for bio-oil component extraction

A system is described that includes a pyrolyzer and a primary condenser. The primary condenser is coupled to the pyrolyzer and includes an input to receive pyrolytic vapors from the pyrolyzer and a solvent. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352203

Novel environmentally-friendly high-energy alcohol-based industrial fuel and preparation method thereof

The industrial fuel comprises the following constituents by weight percent: 65%-70% of methanol, 10%-15% of sugar pressing waste liquid, 5%-8% of rosin water, 1%-3% of oxydol with 27.5% mass concentration, 1.5%-3% of xylene, 1%-3% of phytate, 1.5%-2% of benzotriazole, 3%-5% of acetone, 0.01%-0.05% of ferrocene, 0.1%-0.5% of lavender oil, and 1.5%-2% of rubber swelling inhibitor. The fuel of the invention is a renewable energy, can completely replace the diesel oil, natural gas, liquefied gas, coal and electricity in the industrial pyrolytical combustion field, can obtain the raw materials from various sources at a low cost, is efficient, environmentally-friendly and safe, saves energy, has a stable performance, and can effectively solve the difficult problems of industrial energy shortage and high pollution and cost, thus having significant social and economic benefits.. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352202

Method for prevention of biodeterioration of fuels

A method for preventing biodeterioration of fuel. The method reduces the microbial growth in fuel by administering an antimicrobial peptide (or efflux pump inhibitor) to a fuel phase of the fuel, an aqueous phase of the fuel, or both, which disrupts the cellular membrane (or the efflux pumps thereof) of microbes comprising the growth.. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352201

Modified flyswatter device

A fly swatter device to catch a plurality of bugs and insects that includes a traditional fly swatter that having an elongated handle with a distal end and a planar diagonal frame disposed on the distal end of the handle. A plurality of adhesive layers that are disposable and replaceable are disposed on the planar diagonal frame. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352200

Insect killing apparatus and method of construction

An insect killing apparatus is provided in the form of a compact fluorescent light. The light has a base that defines a compartment for a first electric circuit for applying current to fluorescent tubes of the light. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352199

Animal trap

Generally, an animal trap floatable in a body of water having an entry enclosure defining an entry opening having a trap door which by operation of a door latch including a door trip element and a door set element rotates about a door pivot axis between a set-closed condition and a tripped-open condition allowing an animal lured by a bait in a bait station to fall through a trap floor into an interior chamber defined by apertured walls of a container allowing serial capture of plurality of animals.. . ...

12/04/14 / #20140352198

System and method for maintaining the health of captive fish in a mobile environment

A system for maintaining the health of captive fish in a mobile environment, comprising a live well for containing fish in a fluid medium, a plurality of thermoelectric coolers affixed to the live well, and a thermometric rheostat for controlling a direct current applied to the thermoelectric coolers, and a method for maintaining a consistent temperature comprising the steps of setting an initial temperature, applying a current to thermoelectric coolers, reading a new temperature, and adjusting the current based at least in part on the new temperature reading.. . ...

12/04/14 / #20140352197

Fishing device

The instant application discloses, among other things, a fishing device comprising a head with an openable portion which may be capable of holding a whole or part of a fish body, or other form of bait. Openable portion may comprise a gripping means, for example, teeth, for fixedly attaching the bait to the device. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352196

Fishing rod holder

An improved fishing rod holder comprises: a vertical stake capable of inserting into the ground; a bracket connected substantially perpendicular to that stake; a plurality of prongs affixed to the bracket, at least one prong opening in a first direction and another prong opening in an opposite direction, said prongs adapted for holding a fishing rod. The holder further includes a magnetic connector affixed along the bracket and bobber element that has a magnetic head connect at one end, a fishing line guidance shaft at the opposite end and a signal bell adjacent the line guidance shaft.. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352195

Automatic setting of fish hooks using spring loaded fishing pole holder and related methods

Fishing pole holders are disclosed, which automatically set a hook in the mouth of a fish directly in response to a fish bite, without human intervention, which holders are mounted on any one of several stable supports for propping a fishing pole, with all holders, supports and accessories being placed in a kit comprising a portable container or carrying case.. . ...

12/04/14 / #20140352194

Wildlife capturing device

A fish capturing device is provided. The device includes a pair of cage members having a first position in which an opening is defined therebetween through which a fish may be passed and a second position in which each of the cage members are pivoted until the cage members are nested together to form an enclosure for enclosing a fish therein. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352193

Gun rest for game blind

A gun rest includes a support assembly adapted to hook over a window sill and brace against a wall of a game blind. A universal joint on the support assembly provides a mount for a gun support to hold a long firearm. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352192

Uniform rectilinear gun

This invention is a precision weapon that utilises solely as a projectile, a precision-ball made out of a suitable material namely solid c260 brass. It employs a smoothbore precision-barrel with a metal toothed rack/rail affixed along the northern hemisphere of the muzzle of the barrel that effectively converts some of the forward motion of the ball into rotational motion so that the ball is mechanically forced to rotate upwards/backwards at very high speed that can run into millions of rotations per minute, vastly improving it's ballistic coefficient and downrange accuracy. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352191

Redesigned ar-15 upper receiver

A redesigned upper receiver for the ar-15 upper receiver has a cylindrical housing, a barrel mount, and a stock mounting point. The barrel mount and the stock mounting point are positioned on opposite ends of the cylindrical housing. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352190

Folding firearm

Folding firearms have a first portion including a shoulder stock having a free end butt surface and a trigger assembly including a trigger lever, a second portion including a frame defining a bolt passage, a bolt received in the bolt passage, and a barrel connected to the frame, and the first portion and second portion being pivotally connected to each other to pivot about a pivot axis between an operating position in which the barrel extends in a first direction and the shoulder stock extends in an opposite direction, and a folded position in which the barrel and shoulder stock extend in a common direction. The pivot axis may be perpendicular to a bore axis defined by the barrel, and oriented parallel to a medial plane defined by the firearm, the medial plane being vertical during normal firearm operation.. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352189

Ammunition magazine

The present invention is an ammunition magazine, preferably made of a reinforced polymer, utilizing a structurally enhancing ridge, angular guide rails and a follower made to interface with said guide rails to reduce wobble. The preferred embodiment also features a protective cover that distributes forces from the spring to more structurally sound areas of the magazine, thus reducing feed end splay, and an ammunition indication system comprised of at least one window and a noticeable marker on the follower spring. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352188

Caseless projectile and launching system

A launcher system includes a launcher having a barrel adapted to receive a projectile and a charge of propellant and a velocity variator configured to shift relative to barrel to selectively vary a launch velocity of projectile from launcher. The velocity variator may be constituted by a collar selectively controlling the propellant gases vented out of projectile and into barrel and/or a sliding breech face behind which is an energy-absorbing plug.. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352187

Pistol with barrel locking device

A method of locking a barrel of a firearm with respect to a barrel slide is provided. The method including the steps of: movably mounting a barrel slide to a housing of the firearm; movably mounting a barrel to the barrel slide; movably mounting a pair of locking bodies in a transverse groove of a head of the barrel; and securing a locking block to the housing, wherein movement of the head of the barrel with respect to the locking block in a longitudinal direction causes the barrel to be locked to the barrel slide, wherein the pair of locking bodies engage recesses on the barrel slide when the barrel is locked to the barrel slide, wherein the locking block has two first wedge surfaces which are symmetrical about a longitudinal center plane and the locking bodies are elongated cylinders, the circumferential surface of which has two parallel planar guide surfaces resting in the transverse groove, a second wedge surface which faces the other locking body and interacts with the first wedge surfaces of the locking block, and an engagement surface which faces away from the other locking body in each case and is intended for engaging in the respective recess of the barrel slide when the barrel is locked to the barrel slide.. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352186

Date marking tag

A date marking tag has a circular substrate, the substrate having three marking areas respectively for year, month and day and having an adhesive agent on a back side of the substrate. The date marking tag can also have a laminate layer, the substrate made of a transparent film, and the laminate layer being a toner film with a dark colored side, the laminate layer corresponding to the back side. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352185

Information displays, systems and methods

An advertising and product information display device. The advertising and product information display device including a rotatable drum presenting a display surface, an elongate shaft coupled to the rotatable drum and extending along the longitudinal axis of the rotatable drum, and a weight component coupled to a portion of the rotatable drum to bias the rotatable drum to a preselected rest position when an external force is removed.. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352184

Support frame for canvas and the like

A novel display surface framing and support apparatus capable of temporarily or permanently securing canvas art and other substrates in a taunt manner without damaging the display surface. Upon assembly, the structural members join in a self-squaring fashion creating a square or rectangular frame. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352183

Clothes iron comprising a device for spraying droplets of liquid outside the surface covered by the sole plate

A clothes iron comprising a heated sole plate and a spray device for spraying water droplets of liquid on to a spray zone situated outside the surface covered by the sole plate wherein the clothes iron comprises applicator means extending outside the sole plate, wherein said applicator means comes into contact with the water droplets sprayed on the clothes to be ironed by said spray device before the sole plate reaches the spray zone while the clothes iron, resting on the sole plate thereof, is moved in translation toward the spray zone.. . ...

12/04/14 / #20140352182

Retainer systems for ground engaging tools

Disclosed are various exemplary embodiments of a retainer system for a ground engaging tool. In one exemplary embodiment, the retainer system may include a lock having a lock rotation axis and including an outer surface extending about the lock rotation axis. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352181

Retainer systems for ground engaging tools

Disclosed are various exemplary embodiments of a lock for a ground engaging tool. In one exemplary embodiment, the lock may include an upper portion having a tool interface configured to receive a tool for applying torque about a lock rotation axis, a lower portion including a base located opposite the tool interface along the lock rotation axis, and an insert layer positioned between the upper portion and lower portion. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352180

Retainer systems for ground engaging tools

Disclosed are various exemplary embodiments of a retainer system for a ground engaging tool. In one exemplary embodiment, the retainer system may include a lock having a c-shaped portion defining a lock slot between two circumferential ends for receiving a portion of a support member to be locked with the ground engaging tool. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352179

Method of knitting a knitted component for an article of footwear

An article of footwear incorporates a textile upper. The upper comprises a knitted component. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352178

Ventilated footwear

Embodiments of a ventilated footwear are generally described herein. The ventilated footwear generally includes a shoe and a sock insertable into the shoe. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352177

Device for creating smoke that emanates from an external foot covering

A device worn on a foot of an individual for creating smoke that emanates about the device as the individual walks or runs, the device having a tube with two end portions wherein one end portion is closed and the other end portion is open, an exhaust pipe having two end portions, one end portion is open and the other end portion is substantially closed and permits smoke to escape therefrom, the open end portion of the exhaust pipe connects to the open end portion of the tube, the exhaust pipe having an air chamber positioned at the open end portion of the exhaust pipe, an atomizer, a liquid cartridge and a battery, and an external foot covering that houses the tube and the exhaust pipe wherein the end portion of the exhaust pipe, which permits smoke to escape therefrom, protrudes outward from the exterior side of the shoe.. . ...

12/04/14 / #20140352176

Shoe cushion and shock absorbing shoe comprising same

Disclosed are a cushion for use in a shoe and a shock absorbing shoe having the cushion. The shock absorbing shoe includes: a sole having a lower surface thereof contacted with the ground; a cushion disposed above the sole; and an upper disposed above the cushion. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352175

Zori style shoes with bird in flight inserts

Zori style fashion shoes which hold a decorative insert. The zori straps are tubular in nature, with a transparent upper surface. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352174

Method and apparatus for one-piece footwear

Footwear construction of a type resembling a conventional sandal is formed completely from a single piece of a flexible material, wherein tabs extending from one side of the base, or sole portion, connect with symmetrically disposed tabs to form the uppers. The tab connections may be implemented by sewing, by hook and loop type devices, by hook and eye devices, by buttons and buttonholes, by snaps or adhesives or other fastening means, but in any case no additional parts are needed to fully express the present invention.. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352173

Method of knitting a knitted component for an article of footwear

An article of footwear incorporates a textile upper. The upper comprises a knitted component. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352172

Combination shoe insert and flat for a heeled shoe and method therefor

A combination insert-flat will allow a flat to be compressed to a thin insert which women will wear between their feet and heeled footwear discreetly and comfortably, wherein the flat will adjust to fit in the high heel. When a wearer of the high heeled footwear desires a change out of the high heels, the person will take off their high heels and conveniently remove the insert-flat at which point they will unfold the insert into a flat. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352171

Footwear including a removable and replaceable upper

An article of footwear including an outsole, a fabric upper and at least one connector including a first male member co-molded with the fabric upper and a second female member. The first member includes at least one rib and the second member includes at least one groove, where the at least one connector is secured to the outsole by inserting the second member in the outsole and engaging the at least one rib of the first member with the at least one groove of the second member.. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352170

Modern dance shoe

Embodiments relate generally to footwear for dancers performing modern dance. In particular, embodiments relate to modern dance footwear comprising an enclosed toe portion to surround the forefoot, and a form-fitting section to surround much of the hindfoot, having a heel strap. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352169

Device for controlling the temperature of objects

A temperature-controlling tunnel is accommodated in a housing and defines at least one tunnel portion, which comprises at least one air outlet and at least one air inlet. The tunnel portion is paired with a heater assembly in which a hot primary gas can be generated by means of a burner unit. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352168

Apparatus and system for manufacturing quality coal products

The present application discloses an apparatus for manufacturing high-quality coal products. In certain embodiments, the apparatus comprises a housing and a heat conducting mechanism disposed within the housing. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352167

Baby towel wrap

A towel wrap is provided that includes an absorbent cloth having a neck portion for securing the cloth around a neck of a user, and at least two corner portions, wherein each corner portion is moveable between a wiping configuration and a hood configuration. The neck portion includes two straps operatively engaging each other to hold the cloth on the user. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352166

Laundry dryer having a heat exchanger

A laundry dryer includes a body having air discharge openings in an upper region, a clothes drum disposed in the body, and a heat exchanger to condense process air from the drum. The heat exchanger is positioned in the body below the drum and has a cooling air outlet. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352165

Tape measure

A tape measure includes a housing arranged to substantially enclose an internal cavity, the housing defining a tape port, and a tape positioned partially within the housing, the tape including an end portion that extends through the tape port and out of the housing. A hook is coupled to the end portion and a finger guard assembly is coupled to the housing and spaced apart from the tape port. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352164

Tape measure with measurement indicia dial

A tape measure with a dial for storing a particular measurement value is provided. The present invention consists of a housing containing an extensible and retractable roll of measuring tape and a dial disposed on the outer face of the housing. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352163

Method of measuring flatness of chamfering table

A method of measuring a flatness of a chamfering table includes the steps of positioning a substrate on the chamfering table, chamfering an edge of the substrate a plurality of times with a chamfering wheel while varying a relative height of the chamfering wheel with respect to a height of the substrate, locating symmetric chamfered points where the chamfered edge is top-bottom symmetric, matching values of the relative height of the chamfering wheel to the found symmetric chamfered points, and obtaining the flatness of the chamfering table from the values of the relative height of the chamfering wheel that are matched to the symmetric chamfered points.. . ...

12/04/14 / #20140352162

Golf club gauge

In accordance with one embodiment, a golf club gauge includes a frame, a clamping means, and a hand-held electronic level which can be zeroed to establish a reference plane. The level is positioned relative to a reference surface of the frame and relative to a surface to be measured, and using information obtained in these two positions, the level is used to square a head in the frame and also to measure the head's loft, lie, and face angles. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352161

Laser level system

The present disclosure relates to a laser level system. The laser level system includes a laser level, a quick connect tool mounting bracket, and/or other components. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352160

Vegetation cutter

A vegetation cutter comprises: a frame rod having a longitudinal axis and a front end; a rotary cutter mounted on the front end of the frame rod; a drive motor for driving the rotary cutter; a grip disposed around the frame rod and having an external surface to be held by a user; a power switch trigger arranged on the grip for energizing the drive motor; and a safety lock mechanism for rendering the power switch trigger inoperative when the safety lock mechanism is in a lock position and for rendering the power switch trigger operative when the safety lock mechanism is in a release position. The safety lock mechanism includes a manipulating knob for selectively setting the safety lock mechanism in the lock position and in the release position. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352159

Linear drive system for hair clippers

A hair clipper has a base housing, a secondary housing cover, and a rotary motor or vibrator motor secured between the base housing and the housing cover. The rotary motor has a shaft and a cam secured to an end of the shaft, and the vibrator motor has a drive arm with a drive finger. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352158

Hair clipper comb with magnetic attachment

An attachment comb is provided for a hair clipper, and includes a comb body having a leading edge and an attachment edge, a blade-engaging surface and an opposite outer surface, and a plurality of teeth projecting from the leading edge. Sidewalls on the comb body project from the body, and at least one of the sidewalls defines a magnet opening. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352157

Utility cutter

A knife includes a handle that includes a gripping surface; a blade slide positioned in a recess of the handle that extends from an opening of the handle through a cavity within the handle; a blade coupled to the blade slide near a proximal end of the blade and extending through the recess and into the opening when the blade slide is in the retracted position; and a guide coupled to the blade near a distal end of the blade opposite the proximal end, the guide including a contoured surface configured to engage a workpiece to extend the blade slide a distance from the retracted position to an extended position such that the blade is extended from the opening of the handle, the blade slide biased to move from the extended position to the retracted position.. . ...

12/04/14 / #20140352156

Cutting hand tool

A cutting hand tool which allows easy cutting of thin materials, such as film, paper, packaging or other flexible materials even if the material is folded or stretchy such as shrink- or stretch-wrap, without requiring a strong force, while at the same time protecting the user from injuries. The cutting blade is placed in a recess to prevent accidents and can be rotated or laterally moved by activating a trigger so that an additional force can be applied to cut the material whenever this is required to continue the cutting motion, when the material is rolled over, folded, bunched or reinforced and therefore requires an additional cutting force.. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352155

Hand-held electric power tool with a suction adapter

A hand-held electric power tool having a tool that can be rotated around a rotational axis by the drive unit, having a protective cover that at least partially surrounds the tool, having an outlet opening that conveys out of the protective cover the material removed from the workpiece that is to be machined, and having a suction adapter that is connected to the protective cover and that has a connection section with a suction opening for connecting a suction device, the suction adapter having a guide device for guiding the material being removed, the guide device having an outlet opening that differs from the suction opening.. . ...

12/04/14 / #20140352154

Shaving razor demonstration apparatus and method

A shaving demonstration apparatus having a rotatable support surface. A drive unit is operatively connected to the rotatable support surface. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352153

Shaving head with doming control

A cutter unit (1) for a rotary shaver is formed by an outer cutting element or cap (2) which interacts with a rotating inner cutting element or cutter (4) to trap and cut hairs. The cap has an annular shaving track (8) of domed cross-section having slots (30) through which the hairs may protrude. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352152

Rotary electric shaver

In a rotary electric shaver according to the present invention, a plurality of blade units that include an outer blade having an annular shaving surface on an upper surface and an inner blade rotating in sliding contact with a lower surface of the outer blade are arranged in a head unit held by a main body so as to be tiltable. A main drive shaft outputting drive force of a motor accommodated in the main body and a rotary shaft of any one blade unit out of the plurality of blade units are connected by a movable joint, and a position of the movable joint serves as a tilting fulcrum for tilting the head unit.. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352151

System and method for mounting undercabinet ventilation hood

A method for installing a ventilation hood to an underside of a wall cabinet including providing a ventilation hood having a housing, a removable utility structure with an aligning mechanism and at least one hanger stud. The removable utility structure is placed proximate the wall cabinet in at least one measuring position, wherein the aligning mechanism of the removable utility structure locates anchorage points of the ventilation hood. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352150

Heat sink structure and manufacturing method thereof

A heat sink structure and a manufacturing method thereof. The heat sink includes a main body and multiple radiating fins each having a folded root section. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352149

Heat exchanger for electronic assemblies

A liquid-cooled heat exchanger for electronic assemblies and a method of making the heat exchanger. The exchanger has a solid metal body in the form of an elongated flat plate to which the electronic assembly can be mounted, or a number of such plates formed in an l- or u-shaped configuration to enclose two or more sides of the assembly. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352148

Method of ultrasonic inspection of as-cast titanium alloy articles

A method is provided of non-destructively inspecting titanium alloy articles in the as-cast condition using ultrasonic waves to detect internal flaws, comprising modification of grain structure in the as-solidified ingot structure by the addition of trace boron to various titanium alloys. The ability to ultrasonically inspect as-cast billets combined with improved hot workability provided by trace boron enhancement permits an economical method of manufacture of titanium alloy articles destined for high performance applications.. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352147

Method of modifying engine oil cooling system

A method of modifying the oil cooling system of a diesel engine includes the steps of removing the original equipment liquid-to-liquid heat exchanger and installing a manifold having a configuration adapted to match the mounting configuration of the oil passages of the original equipment liquid-to-liquid heat exchanger. The manifold has an oil outlet port directed to a remotely mounted oil cooler. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352146

Method of fabricating a turbine engine shaft

A method of fabricating a turbine engine shaft from a metal billet of generally cylindrical shape, the method including drilling the billet to form a through axial cylindrical bore therein, engaging a cylindrical insert in the bore, the insert being made of a material having yield stress close to that of the material of the billet so that the materials of the insert and of the billet have substantially the same behavior during forging, hot forging the billet to form a forged blank of length greater than that of the billet, withdrawing the insert, and machining the blank.. . ...

12/04/14 / #20140352145

Electrical power connector preparation method

An electrical power connector preparation method including employing a cold drawing technique to draw a metal round rod into a thin thickness conducting contact bar, stamping the thin thickness conducting contact bar to form a mating contact portion and a mounting portion, attaching the thin thickness conducting contact bar to a contact material strip, cutting off the thin thickness conducting contact bar, repeating the aforesaid steps to obtain a large amount of metal contacts at the contact material strip and then shaping the metal contacts, removing the shaped metal contacts from the contact materials trip and electroplating the shaped metal contacts, and then using an insert molding technique to mold electrically insulative terminal blocks on metal contacts so as to obtain electrical power connectors directly, or assembling electrically insulative terminal block and the respective metal contacts with one respective electrically insulative housing to form a respective electrical power connector.. . ...

12/04/14 / #20140352144

Methods for improving electrical isolation of patterned transparent conductive films

Claimed methods reduce leakage currents in transparent conductive films comprising conductive nanostructures without substantially impairing the films' optical properties or physical integrity. Imposition of electrical stimuli to separate conductive regions leads to reduced conductivity of the intervening lesser conductive regions.. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352143

Making display apparatus with pixel-obscuring micro-wires

A method of making a display apparatus with micro-wires includes providing an arrangement of pixels for a display and arranging substantially opaque micro-wires over the pixels so that the micro-wires occlude substantially equal amounts of light from each pixel.. . ...

12/04/14 / #20140352142

Wiring harness evaluation apparatus

A wiring harness evaluation apparatus includes a functional allocation means which allocates functions realized by a plurality of ecus installed in a vehicle to the ecus, a routing path setting means which sets a routing path of a wiring harness in conformity with the allocation by the functional allocation means, a component selection means which selects components for configuring the wiring harness in conformity with the routing path set by the routing path setting means, and an evaluation value calculation means which calculates an evaluation value for at least one of a total weight of the components, total cost of the components, and total length of electric wires configuring the wiring harness on the basis of information on the components selected by the component selection means.. . ...

12/04/14 / #20140352141

Bonding device

A boding device includes a light guiding part that guides laser beam oscillated from a laser oscillator, a bonding head that heats a chip with the laser beam, and a bonding head moving part that moves the bonding head between a supply position and a bonding position. The laser oscillator is separated from the bonding head. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352140

Production method for non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery

The number of times of the gas removal steps is small and an influence of gas on battery characteristics is suppressed.. . ...

12/04/14 / #20140352139

Power source encapsulation

A method comprising the steps of encapsulating a power source including a set of power terminals in a cover and sealing the power source including the set of power terminals within the cover and inserting a set of conductive contacts through the cover to contact the set of power terminals and provide conductive access to the set of power terminals of the power source from outside the cover without allowing exposure of the power source to an environment outside the cover.. . ...

12/04/14 / #20140352138

Battery pressing device and battery pressing method

A battery pressing device for pressing a battery cell, the battery cell including an external casing, an electrolyte, a battery element in which electrodes and a separator are arranged in layers in the external casing, electrode terminals extending out of the external casing from an end of the battery element, and an insulating member for preventing short-circuiting of the electrode terminals attached to the electrode terminals inside the external casing, the battery pressing device includes a pressing member configured to press the battery cell in a layering direction of the battery element over a region so as to avoid pressing the insulating member inside the external casing.. . ...

12/04/14 / #20140352137

Method for manufacturing an electromagnetic relay

A method for manufacturing an electromagnetic relay includes: forming an iron core that has an end face and a groove which goes across the end face; fitting a shading coil that is fitted in the groove; and fixing the shading coil to the iron core by applying caulking processing to a plurality of areas in the end face which sandwich the groove.. . ...

12/04/14 / #20140352136

Method for manufacturing a testing head of a non-destructive testing sensor based on eddy currents

A method for manufacturing a testing head of a non-destructive testing sensor based on eddy currents includes: optimizing a geometric design of coils of the testing head based on a criterion for minimizing an electromotive force induced in at least one coil having a receiving function and/or maximizing a variation, due to presence of a standard defect to be detected in a part to be inspected, of the induced electromotive force; optimizing the geometric design of the coils further based on at least one criterion for optimizing a further variation, due to a variation in distance between the testing head and the part to be inspected, of the induced electromotive force; optimizing geometric dimensions of each of the coils; and manufacturing the testing head in accordance with the geometric design of the coils carrying out the optimization.. . ...

12/04/14 / #20140352135

Circuit board structure with embedded fine-pitch wires and fabrication method thereof

A formation method of circuit board structure is disclosed. The formation method comprises: forming an intermediate substrate having interconnections therein and circuit patterns on both upper and lower surfaces, wherein the interconnections electrically connect the upper and lower circuit patterns; forming an upper dielectric layer overlying the upper circuit patterns, wherein the upper dielectric layer has a plurality of trenches therein; forming conductive wires in the trenches using e-less plating; and forming at least one protective layer overlying the conductive wires using a surface finishing process. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352134

Parametric approach to mask customization

A method of providing a semi-custom patient interface device is disclosed. The semi-custom patient interface device is based upon both generic facial parameters and the facial parameters of a specific individual.. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352133

Method and apparatus for mounting and demounting large wheels

Disclosed is an elongate arbor for mounting a wheel or wheel/tire combination onto an axle of a vehicle. One of the axle hub or the wheel bears threaded studs and the other bears tapped holes. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352132

System and method for mounting undercabinet ventilation hood

A ventilation hood is mounted to an underside of a cabinet, including a bottom panel and a lower support frame positioned above a cooking appliance, by first and second brackets secured below the cabinet at spaced positions aligned with outermost edge portions of the lower support frame and at least one fastener assembly secured to a front portion of the ventilation hood. Multiple embodiments are disclosed for the at least one fastener assembly, including tabs bent from a housing of the ventilation hood, feet threadably attached to the hood, mounting blocks including snap connectors, threaded fasteners, and pinned bolts.. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352131

Methods for crimping a polymeric stent onto a delivery balloon

A medical device-includes a polymer stent crimped to a catheter having an expansion balloon. The stent is crimped to the balloon by a process that includes heating the stent to a temperature below the polymer's glass transition temperature to improve stent retention without adversely affecting the mechanical characteristics of the stent when later deployed to support a body lumen.. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352130

Crimping machine and methods of making and using

Crimping machines, including constructions thereof and methods for their manufacture and use. The crimping machines include at least a first load-bearing component that comprises a plurality of load-bearing laminates that are assembled and secured together. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352129

Method of delivering a discrete cord to a transfer member

A method of delivering a discrete cord to a transfer member, wherein the method includes providing a supply path fluidly connected to a metered cord supply. The supply path comprises a fluid flow, a transfer member, and a cutting apparatus. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352128

Method of closing a bore

The invention relates to a method of closing a bore (3) in a metal sintered component (2), whereby, prior to sintering a preform (1) to obtain the sintered component (2) or before a step of calibrating the sintered component (2), a closing body (5) is pushed into the bore (3), and the closing body (3) has an external diameter that is either of an identical size to or at least partially larger than the internal diameter (9) of the bore (3).. . ...

12/04/14 / #20140352127

Removable lid for brewing cup

In an embodiment of the disclosed technology, a lid is used on a refillable and/or reusable brewing cup for brewing coffee or other (hot) drinks in a single or multi-cup brewing machine. Such a brewing cup allows one to add any coffee of one's choice, yet to use all the features of an automated single-cup brewing machine. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352126

Method for combining bearing and sleeve

A method for combining a sleeve and bearings, comprising the steps of: providing a base having a sleeve; disposing at least one bearing in the sleeve; and providing a laser beam to illuminate and melt a contact place between the perimeter of the bearing and the sleeve such that the bearing and the sleeve is combined firmly. Therefore, the effects of securing the bearings, reinforcing the structure thereof, and increasing the lifetimes of the bearings and the sleeve can be achieved.. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352125

Method and apparatus for retaining tablet computer

An apparatus comprising a base, an upright device having a top and a bottom, and a retaining device, for retaining a portable electronic device. The base may be attached to the upright device, at an angle. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352124

Tool and method for decoupling temporary pipes

A striking tool removing a collar from a temporary pipe is disclosed, the tool comprising a striking heed, a handle and a shaft connecting the striking head to the handle, the striking head including a semi-circular arc shaped plate having an inner radius “r” substantially equal to half of the outer diameter of the pipe, and a striking portion defined by an edge of the semi-circular arc shaped plate.. . ...

12/04/14 / #20140352123

Pipeline pig retrieval tool and method

A method of removing a pipeline pig from a pig trap barrel where the pig trap barrel has a danger region defined by a cone centered on an open end of the pig trap barrel, comprising operating a pig retrieval tool with a portion of the pig retrieval tool inside the pig trap barrel to retrieve the pig from the pig trap barrel while at least a handle part of the pig retrieval tool is outside the danger region. A pig retrieval tool. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352122

Method for maintaining and/or repairing the spout area of a metallurgical vessel

The invention relates to a method for maintaining and/or repairing the spout area (1) of a metallurgical vessel, wherein a substantially hollow-cylindrical sleeve (3) in a perforated brick (2) of the metallurgical vessel is removed. In order to allow the sleeve to be replaced quickly and simply in the event of wear, the method according to the invention has the following steps: a) introducing at least one radially extending slit (4) into the sleeve (3), whereby the sleeve (3) is interrupted at at least one circumferential point (5); b) reaching behind the sleeve (3) or segments (3′, 3″) thereof with a pulling tool (6); c) pulling the sleeve (3) or segments (3, 3″) thereof out of the perforated brick (2), and d) inserting a new sleeve (3) or a new brick material into the perforated brick (2).. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352121

Burial vault system and method

A concrete burial vault system having a layered construction of castable material encased in an inner liner and an outer casing of a thermoplastic polymer such as polypropylene utilizes the liner and casing as a mold for the concrete and enables monolithic molds with self-supporting securing tabs. This system allows the liner and casing to be manufactured at a central location and then transported to a plurality of use locations to be filled with concrete. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352120

Paper coffin

A paper coffin is an architecture made of corrugated cardboards, including a main body, a lid and two flat-panels. The structure of main body and lid are both identical, formed by folding a large cardboard and placing with two each long and short paperboards. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352119

Clasp for watch wristlet or belt

Clasp for a watch bracelet comprising a cover connected on a first side to a first bracelet strand and on a second side to a second bracelet strand, a connecting means being inserted between the second bracelet strand and the cover of the clasp, the connecting means comprising an end link sliding along a longitudinal direction of the clasp between a first position in which the end link is at least partially engaged in the cover of the clasp, and a second position in which the end link is disengaged from the cover of the link, the end link comprising a push-button which, when pressed, causes a toothed element to change from a first position, in which the toothed element is in mesh with a rack toothing integral with the cover of the clasp, to a second position, in which the toothed element is released from the engagement thereof with the rack toothing; the clasp being characterized in that the end link includes a housing in which there is arranged at least one spring, the spring being covered by the push-button.. . ...

12/04/14 / #20140352118

Device for assembling airbag cover

A device for assembling an airbag cover according to the present invention includes: a mounting plate; and an airbag cover which covers the mounting plate, in which a hook portion is formed on the airbag cover, a fastening unit into which the hook portion is inserted, and an insertion member, which pushes the hook portion toward the fastening unit after the hook portion is inserted into the fastening unit, are formed on the mounting plate, and as a result, the airbag cover may be securely assembled to the mounting plate.. . ...

12/04/14 / #20140352117

Cover-material fastening cord

A cover material fastening cord for fastening a cover material to a cushion material via a clip includes: an elongated tape portion whose first rim is connected to the cover material and whose second rim is connected to the clip; a plurality of block portions that are provided on a surface of the tape portion and has a thickness capable of being held by the clip in a thickness direction of the tape portion; and a flexible joint portion provided on the surface of the tape portion, the joint portion connecting adjacent ones of the block portions.. . ...

12/04/14 / #20140352116

Clamp

A clamp is described and which includes a moveable object engagement member having a distal end which is movable along a predetermined path of travel between an open and closed position; and a moveable force application assembly pivotally cooperating with the moveable object engagement member, and which is used to move the object engagement member along the predetermined path of travel between the opened and closed positions.. . ...

12/04/14 / #20140352115

Device for holding at least one longitudinal element of tube or cable bundle type on a support

The collar includes releasable means (17, 18) for temporarily immobilizing the collar in a closed position for holding the longitudinal element.. . ...

12/04/14 / #20140352114

Auxiliary handle and reciprocating power tool having the same

An effective technique for increasing performance of an auxiliary handle which is attached to a power tool is provided. The auxiliary handle has a grip part, a grip holding part, a mounting part and a support part. ...

12/04/14 / #20140352113

Planetary type dual-shaft hinge

A planetary type dual-shaft hinge includes a female shaft member, a male shaft set rotatably inserted through the female shaft member, and a transmission mechanism including a first transmission member and a second transmission member respectively affixed to the first shaft and the second shaft, and a link coupled between the first transmission member and the second transmission member. The two pivoting points between the link and the first and second transmission members are respectively deviated from the two connection points between the first and second transmission member and the first and second shaft, so that when the hinge is used in a flip-up electronic apparatus and the cover member of the electronic apparatus is opened from the base member thereof, the first shank can be turned about the second shaft, smoothening the relative movement between the cover member and the base member.. ...