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12/27/12 / #20120324902

Method of maintaining surface-related properties of gas turbine combustor components

The present invention provides a drain system for a walk-in bathtub. The drain system includes a conventional drain opening in the bottom of the walk-in bathtub and a second drain opening in the side of the foot well of the bathtub. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A method and coating for maintaining surface-related properties of a gas turbine combustor component having a wall formed of a nickel-base alloy containing a gamma prime precipitate strengthening phase, interior and exterior surfaces defined by the wall, and at least one hole in the wall that fluidically connects the interior and exterior surfaces of the combustor component. A diffusion coating composition is applied at least within the hole, and then heated to form a diffusion aluminide coating in at least an in-wall surface region of the wall that surrounds and defines the hole. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324901

Tandem fan-turbine rotor for a tip turbine engine

A tandem fan-turbine rotor assembly for a tip turbine engine includes a hollow fan blade rotor and a solid fan blade rotor. The hollow fan blade rotor includes a first fan blade rotor hub, hollow fan blades, and an inducer. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324900

Phase and amplitude matched fuel injector

A fuel injector for a turbine engine may include a body member disposed about a longitudinal axis, and a barrel member located radially outwardly from the body member. The fuel injector may also include an annular passageway extending between the body member and the barrel member from a first end to a second end. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324899

Oil bypass channel deaerator for a geared turbofan engine

An assembly includes a gas turbine engine, a compartment wall, and a gutter system. The gas turbine engine has a spool connected to a fan shaft via a gear system. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324898

Combustor assembly for use in a turbine engine and methods of assembling same

A combustor assembly for use with a turbine engine that includes a rotor assembly. The combustor assembly includes a casing that includes a plenum and a combustor liner that is spaced a distance from the plenum and that defines a combustion chamber therein. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324897

Methods and systems for transferring heat from a transition nozzle

Methods and systems are provided for transferring heat from a transition nozzle. The transition nozzle includes a transition portion, a nozzle portion integrally formed with the transition portion, and at least one surface feature configured to transfer heat away from the transition portion and/or the nozzle portion. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324896

Premixer fuel nozzle for gas turbine engine

In an embodiment, a system includes a turbine fuel nozzle having a hub with an axis, a shroud surrounding the hub along the axis, an air flow path between the hub and the shroud, and a fuel flow path. The turbine fuel nozzle also includes a swirl vane extending between the hub and the shroud in a radial direction relative to the axis. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324895

Fuel supply device of gas turbine engine

A fuel supply device of a gas turbine engine is provided. The fuel supply device includes a fuel divider which divides fuel supplied from a collecting fuel passage to feed the fuel to a pilot fuel passage and to a main fuel passage. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324894

Strain tolerant combustor panel for gas turbine engine

A combustor component of a gas turbine engine includes a substrate with a cold side, a central core section and a hot side, the cold side and the hot side have a porosity different than the central core section.. . ...

12/27/12 / #20120324893

Coal-fired power plant, and method for operating coal-fired power plant

Accordingly, even when a recovery heat quantity of the heat recovery device installed on a gas duct is changed due to deterioration with age of a boiler, a reduction in plant reliability and plant efficiency can be suppressed.. . ...

12/27/12 / #20120324892

Power system driven by a low-temperature heat source

A power system driven by a low-temperature heat source includes a power cycling unit and a heat pump unit. The power cycling unit includes a turbine, a condenser, a pump, a first heat exchanger, and a second heat exchanger. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324891

Method and apparatus for recovering heat and converting it into mechanical power in a drive system for motor vehicles

A method and an apparatus recover heat and convert the heat into mechanical power in a drive system for motor vehicles. A working medium carried in a working medium circuit is evaporated by an evaporator integrated into the working medium circuit by waste heat from an internal combustion engine. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324890

Adsorbing heat exchangers

The present invention generally relates to power generation systems configured to absorb and capture a component, such as carbon dioxide, in a flue gas for later sequestration or utilization, wherein heat generated in the sorption process is captured for use in the power generation system. In some examples, the heat of sorption is used to preheat fluids in one or more systems of the power generation system to reduce the heating load on the subsystem. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324889

Advanced uniflow rankine engine and methods of use thereof

An advanced uniflow rankine engine (“aure”) that is effective and thermodynamically efficient at higher speeds (e.g., 400-1800 rpm) and has low torque output. This allows the aure to be compact of size without the need for a massive foundation found in prior art steam engines. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324888

Cushion-shaped concentrator

The invention relates to a cushion-shaped concentrator (1) for concentrating electromagnetic radiation, in particular solar radiation (s), in an absorber (2), comprising a transparent membrane (3) that faces the incoming radiation during operation and a reflector membrane (4) which reflects the incident radiation in the direction of the absorber (2). In order to create a simply designed, low-cost cushion-shaped concentrator (1), by means of which the electromagnetic radiation can be concentrated at high efficiency in an absorber (2), the transparent membrane (3) and the reflector membrane (4) form an outer casing (5) for a chamber (6) filled with a gas at overpressure, wherein tension elements (7) are arranged between the transparent membrane (3) and the reflector membrane (4), said tension elements (7) producing constrictions (e) on the reflector membrane (4) that separate concavely curved sections (a) of the reflector membrane (4).. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324887

Multi-stage solar power device

A multi-stage solar power device includes a light-permeable base plate, a plurality of light-condensing plates, a heat-conducting tube, at least one gas turbine, a gas inlet tube and a gas outlet tube. The light-condensing plates include a plurality of arcs with different length. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324886

Liquid ring rotating casing steam turbine and method of use thereof

A rotating liquid ring rotating casing gas turbine (10) has at least one liquid ring rotating casing (13) having an eccentrically mounted impeller (11) adapted to rotate within a surrounding liquid ring (14) so as to form chambers (15) of successively increasing volume between adjacent vanes of the impeller. A working fluid formed by high pressure gas is injected into the impeller where the chambers are narrow via a fluid inlet (19) within a static axial bore (23) of the impeller so as to rotate the impeller and in so doing the gas expands isentropically. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324885

Geothermal power plant utilizing hot geothermal fluid in a cascade heat recovery apparatus

A geothermal power system includes a steam turbine and a closed loop working fluid system having a preheater, a vaporizer, a superheater, an expander, a condenser, and a pump and a working fluid disposed to pass sequentially through the preheater, vaporizer, superheater, expander, condenser, and pump. Geothermal fluid is separated into a steam stream and a brine stream. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324884

Drive with an internal combustion engine and an expansion machine with gas return

A drive for a vehicle includes an internal combustion engine having a combustion chamber delimited by a cylinder and a piston, a compressed gas store connectable with the combustion chamber for storing a gas compressed in the combustion chamber, a separate expansion machine for expanding compressed gas from the combustion chamber or from the compressed gas store by performing mechanical work, and devices for supplying gas from the expansion machine into the combustion chamber or into an intake passage of the internal combustion engine. The drive may, alternatively or in addition, also include devices for heating the compressed gas from the combustion chamber or from the compressed gas store before the compressed gas enters into the expansion machine.. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324883

Master cylinder device

A master cylinder device includes: a first pressurizing piston including a main body portion which defines a first pressurizing chamber for pressurizing a brake fluid, and a flange portion which is formed around an outer circumference of the main body portion and in front of which there is defined an opposing chamber; and an input piston which can be shrunk by operating a brake pedal. The master cylinder device further includes an electromagnetic open/close valve for making the opposing chamber and the inter-piston chamber communicate with a reservoir, and an electromagnetic open/close valve for prohibiting the shrink of the input piston. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324882

Electric booster and brake device using the same

[means for resolution] an electric booster 3 includes an electric motor 9; a power piston 14 that receives impelling force generated by rotation of the electric motor 9; a power piston support member 19 that supports the power piston 14; an input shaft 22; an input receiving member 21 that receives input from the input shaft 22 and that is provided so as to be relatively moveable with respect to the power piston support member 19; an output shaft 23; reaction disc 24, formed from a viscoelastic material, that receives reaction force from the output shaft 23; and a spacing member 25 that is connected to the input receiving member 21 and that is disposed with a predetermined gap α between it and the reaction disc 24.. . ...

12/27/12 / #20120324881

Mounting structure for boosters and booster assembly for vehicles having the same

Disclosed herein are a mounting structure for boosters and a booster assembly for vehicles having the same. The mounting structure for boosters to mount a booster provided with a casing formed by hermetically connecting a front cell and a rear cell includes a front bolt passing through the front cell, the inside of the front bolt being hollow, a tube having a cylindrical shape, the inside of which is hollow in the lengthwise direction, and provided with a front part being opposite the front bolt to communicate with the hollow of the front bolt and a rear part crossing the casing to pass through the rear cell, a support washer installed on the tube and connected to the rear portion of the front bolt to surround the outer circumferential surface of the rear portion of the front bolt, and a sealing member provided between the tube and the support washer.. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324880

Electric-hydraulic hybrid driver

The present invention provides an apparatus for electrically and hydraulically driving a hydraulic cylinder, including a hydraulic pump rotatable in opposite directions, an electric motor for driving the hydraulic pump, a reservoir tank containing hydraulic fluid therein, and a servo-valve. The hydraulic cylinder makes fluid-communication at a head-sided hydraulic chamber with a first port of the hydraulic pump, and makes fluid-communication at a rod-sided hydraulic chamber with a second port of the hydraulic pump. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324879

Hydraulic hybrid vehicle with safe and efficient hydrostatic operation

A shut off valve is configured to shut off flow from the high pressure fluid line to the high pressure accumulator in a series hydraulic hybrid vehicle in order to quickly raise system pressure in the high pressure fluid line and enable additional torque output from the hydraulic motor for vehicle propulsion. A pressure relief valve is further provided to vent excess flow from the high pressure line to the high pressure accumulator as needed to avoid exceeding a maximum desired system pressure in the high pressure fluid line, thereby providing for safe and efficient hydrostatic operation in the vehicle.. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324878

Hydraulic drive system and diagnostic control strategy for improved operation

A method and apparatus are provided for hydraulic fluid supply between a hydraulic pump and a hydraulic drive unit, switching hydraulic fluid flow direction to the hydraulic drive unit or stopping hydraulic fluid flow to the hydraulic drive unit when measured hydraulic fluid pressure crosses a predetermined pressure threshold value. The method further comprises calculating an amount of mechanical work done by the hydraulic drive unit and warning an operator or limiting hydraulic fluid flow rate to the hydraulic drive unit when the calculated mechanical work for the drive cycle is less than an expected amount of mechanical work. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324877

System for driving a boom of a hybrid excavator and a control method thereof

Disclosed are a system for driving a boom of a hybrid excavator, and a method for controlling same. The disclosed system comprises: an electric motor operating by means of a motor or generator; a capacitor for storing electricity generated by the electric motor; a hydraulic pump motor driven by the electric motor to supply working oil to a boom; a boom control valve having a closed circuit for selectively connecting/disconnecting a discharge line and an inlet line of the hydraulic pump motor to/from a head or a load of the boom; a main pump driven by a driving source arranged separately from the motor so as to supply working oil to a bucket, driving motor, or arm; a boom-assisting valve, which connects a discharge line of the main pump to the discharge line of the hydraulic pump motor, such that working oil discharged from the main pump and the hydraulic pump motor can be combined; and a control unit for controlling the electric motor, the hydraulic pump motor, and the boom control valve. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324876

Subsea accumulator system

Embodiments of a subsea accumulator system are disclosed. The system includes a subsea skid structure, a pre-charged fluid accumulator mounted in the subsea skid structure and fluidly coupled to a flowline in the skid structure, and a subsea device coupled to the flowline to receive hydraulic fluid power from the pre-charged fluid accumulator. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324875

Optimized system response with multiple commands

A method and system for operating a machine having first and second movable elements, first and second hydromechanical movers for moving the first and second movable elements, respectively, and first and second hydraulic pumps linked to the first and second hydromechanical movers, respectively. Movement requests for moving the first and second movable elements are processed such that the movement command to the second hydromechanical mover is reduced by a variable amount based on the magnitude of the first movement request. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324874

Independent supply and exhaust metering within a valve casting

The present disclosure provides a hydraulic system for controlling a load. The system includes a housing defining an inlet, a first port, and a second port. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324873

Automatic transmission hydraulic accumulator

A hydraulic accumulator system for providing pressurized oil to a transmission in a vehicle. The system includes a transmission oil storage chamber to store oil at a predetermined level; and a hydraulic accumulator mounted in the oil storage chamber and including an accumulator piston mounted below the level of oil, separating an accumulator oil area from a remainder of the oil storage area and movable to increase and decrease the oil in the accumulator oil area, and a spring biasing the piston toward the accumulator oil area. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324872

Exhaust system

Embodiments of the invention are directed to an exhaust system for a combustion engine with a bent pipe section conducting an exhaust gas flow. The exhaust system further includes an injector for introducing a liquid reduction agent into the exhaust gas flow, which is connected to the pipe section via a connecting pipe so that the injector can introduce the reduction agent through the connecting pipe into an introduction region of the pipe section into the exhaust gas flow. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324871

System of treating exhaust gas of engine

In order to relief a sudden change of engine sound during the transition to recovery control of a particulate removing filter or during returning from the recovery control, a system of treating exhaust gas of an engine includes an exhaust-gas particulate removing filter in an exhaust path, closes down the opening of an inlet throttle valve or an exhaust throttle valve to a recovery opening smaller than a normal opening during recovery of the particulate removing filter, and returns the opening from the recovery opening to the normal opening after the recovery of the particulate removing filter. The opening of the inlet throttle valve or the exhaust throttle valve during the closing process from the normal opening to the recovery opening and during the returning process from the recovery opening to the normal opening is changed at a gradually decreasing or gradually increasing rate of change of the opening.. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324870

Control device for internal combustion engine

A control device for an internal combustion engine is mounted on a vehicle, and includes an engine, a catalyst and a control unit. The engine is a bifuel engine using gas fuel and liquid fuel as its fuel source. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324869

Catalyst degradation detection apparatus

A catalyst degradation detection apparatus includes: calculation means for calculating, as an oxygen storage amount of a catalyst, an amount of oxygen stored into or desorbed from the catalyst during a period from when a change that corresponds to a change in an air/fuel ratio occurs in the signal of a pre-catalyst sensor to when the signal of a post-catalyst sensor reaches a criterion value regarding the change in the air/fuel ratio; catalyst degradation determination means for determining of degradation of the catalyst on the basis of the oxygen storage amount; and correction means for correcting the oxygen storage amount calculated for use for determining of degradation of the catalyst more to a decrease side as a measured responsiveness of the post-catalyst sensor becomes more deteriorated relative to a reference value.. . ...

12/27/12 / #20120324868

Method for converting constituent gases in an internal combustion engine exhaust gas mixture and a vehicle incorporating the same

A vehicle includes an internal combustion engine operatively disposed therein. The engine generates exhaust gases. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324867

Control of emissions

A diesel engine aftertreatment system comprises a diesel engine having an exhaust manifold and a filter substrate in direct connection with the exhaust manifold without any intervening catalyst, wherein the filter substrate comprises on its inlet side an scr catalyst incorporating a non-coking molecular sieve.. . ...

12/27/12 / #20120324866

Method for operating a delivery device for a reducing agent and delivery device for a reducing agent

A method for operating a delivery device for delivering a reducing agent from a reducing agent tank into an exhaust treatment device of an internal combustion engine of a motor vehicle, includes at least intermittently carrying out a ventilation process of the delivery device during operation of the internal combustion engine. A registration of a ventilation process first occurs. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324865

Method for regulating a pump of an scr system

A method for regulating a motor-driven pump of an scr system, the pump delivering a pressure, being subjected to a hydraulic torque in relation to this pressure and also to a resistive torque and being driven by an electric motor including coils supplied with a current and developing a torque in relation to this current, according to which to regulate the pump, use is made of a mechanism to measure the current in the coils of the motor, of a regulator of overall current consumed by the motor, and of a model of the relation between the current and the pressure using an estimate of part of the resistive torque, namely the dry frictions, obtained by rotating the pump under no-load conditions at different speeds and by measuring the associated current.. . ...

12/27/12 / #20120324864

System and methods for controlling air fuel ratio

Methods and system for controlling air-fuel ratios in an internal combustion engine are disclosed. One embodiment comprises, adjusting a sensor calibration correction value of an exhaust sensor upstream of a catalyst based on an exhaust sensor downstream of the catalyst. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324863

Cooling scheme for an increased gas turbine efficiency

A burner for a combustion chamber of a turbine, with an injection device for the introduction of at least one gaseous and/or liquid fuel into the burner is proposed. The injection device has at least one body arranged in the burner with at least two nozzles for introducing the at least one fuel into the burner, the body being configured with a streamlined cross-sectional profile which extends with a longitudinal direction perpendicularly or at an inclination to a main flow direction prevailing in the burner. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324862

Systems and methods for steam turbine wheel space cooling

The present application provides a steam turbine system. The steam turbine system may include a high pressure section, an intermediate pressure section, a shaft packing location positioned between the high pressure section and the intermediate pressure section, a source of steam, and a cooling system. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324861

Compression installation

A compressor plant with at least one gas turbine having a gas turbine compressor and with a steam turbine is disclosed, wherein a steam generation plant which is assigned to the gas turbine is operated with exhaust gases of the gas turbine, such that the steam generated in the steam generation plant drives the stream turbine. There is assigned at least one additional compressor for compressing a process medium. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324860

Gas turbine engine and pulse detonation combustion system

One embodiment of the present invention is a unique pulse detonation combustion system. Another embodiment is a unique gas turbine engine. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324859

Heat exchanger

A heat exchanger is provided for warming fuel prior to introduction of the fuel to an engine, the heat exchanger including: a fuel inlet and a fuel outlet; a heat exchange matrix having heat transfer components past which the fuel flows between said inlet and said outlet and which are arranged to be heated; and swirl inducing means arranged between said inlet and said matrix arranged to cause fuel from said inlet to swirl prior to entering said matrix. By causing the fuel to swirl prior to entering the heat exchange matrix, entrained ice in the fuel can be caused to concentrate at an outer region of the heat exchanger thereby allowing fuel to continue to flow through the heat exchanger to the engine even when ice is present in the fuel.. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324858

Cable protection system and method of reducing an initial stress on a cable

A method of reducing an initial stress on a cable includes stretching the cable to a first length to thereby define the initial stress. The cable has a central longitudinal axis, and includes a plurality of wires each twisted around the axis and formed from a shape memory alloy transitionable in response to a signal between a first state wherein each of the wires has a first temperature-dependent length, and a second state wherein each of the wires has a second temperature-dependent length that is less than the first. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324857

Method and system for manufacturing cable bead

A method and system for manufacturing high-quality cable beads with efficiency. The method includes the steps of arranging a plurality of carriages carrying a core and a reel wound with a wire around a reel revolving means having at least two arms, attaching the core to a core rotating means for rotating the core in a circumferential direction by holding it with one of the arms and positioning the reel on one side of the core by holding it with the other of the arms, manufacturing a cable bead by revolving the reel by holding it alternately with each of the two arms, and returning the cable bead and the reel to the carriage using the two arms. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324856

Mulching lawn mower rear discharge pathway and shield

Disclosed is a rear discharge lawn mower assembly having a rearwardly-directing mower deck, a plurality of cutting blades, and rear housing and clippings pathway adapted to direct clippings through the rear of the mower assembly while shrouding the rear drive elements and tires of the mower from flying debris. The rear housing comprises an enclosed volume that shrouds the axle and rear drive elements of the mower, while further providing a pair of downwardly suspended tire shields and a rear access panel for allowing access into the housing for mower maintenance purposes. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324855

Draper assembly with rollers for a flexible draper header

A harvesting machine includes a harvesting header with a header frame, a flexible cutterbar assembly attached to the header frame along the length thereof and configured to cut a crop, and a flexible draper assembly positioned behind the cutterbar assembly to permit the draper assembly to flex with the cutterbar assembly and operable to receive severed crop material from the cutterbar assembly. The draper assembly includes fore-and-aft extending rollers and an endless flexible belt entrained around the rollers.. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324854

Self-leveling four-bar linkage for suspending a header of an agricultural implement

A suspension system for agricultural implements having at least one floating head using a four-bar linkage and permitting the floating head to accommodate variations in ground surface elevation in a lateral or transverse direction. By permitting the floating head to float, a more consistent cutting height is realized when ground surface elevation varies in a transverse direction. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324853

Method and device for harvesting threshed crops

The invention relates to a method and device for harvesting threshed crops. The device according to the invention for harvesting threshed crops includes a threshing assembly (3) arranged downstream of the cutting assembly (2) of a combine harvester (1) for separating the grain-chaff mixture (12) from the straw, a chaffing device (4) arranged downstream of the threshing assembly (3) for separating the total straw fraction into a first and a second straw fraction (5.1, 5.2), a comminution device (8) arranged downstream of the chaffing device (5) for comminuting the second straw fraction (5.2), and a blower (10) having a suction pipe (9) for drawing in and mixing the grain-chaff mixture (12) and the second straw fraction (5.2) to form a mixture (18) of grain, chaff, and second straw fraction and for conveying the mixture (18) into a silo (14).. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324852

Prevention of face-plugging on aftertreatment devices in exhaust

An inlet face for an aftertreatment device that prevents and/or eliminates face-plugging for a passageway where the inlet face is disposed. The inlet face includes a particular end surface disposed on an outer surface at the end of a substrate. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324851

Filter element with guide shaft

A filter element for insertion into a housing of a ventilation unit or air conditioner, comprising a bellows with folds and a front side, which can face a wall of the housing, wherein the folds on the front side define fold cross-sectional surfaces, wherein to the front side at least one guiding slot is assigned and wherein a fold cross-sectional surface has a geometry in the area of a guiding slot that is different from the fold cross-sectional surface of a multiplicity of folds, is, in view of the task of providing an efficient filter element which, after problem-free manufacture is equipped with guiding slots into which guide pins can be inserted, characterized in that a multiplicity of regular fold walls is provided, wherein each two flanking walls flank the guiding slot.. . ...

12/27/12 / #20120324850

Air filter element with covered terminal disks

In order to provide a seal function and a protection of the sealing surfaces for an air filter element (10) comprising a cylindrical tubular filter bellows (11) that is closed off at the end faces by a terminal disk (20, 20′), respectively, which each have at least one annular seal (22) or an annular seal section of a sealing member, the annular seal (22) is covered by a manually removable cover ring and/or a cover disk (30′).. . ...

12/27/12 / #20120324849

Filter element for fluid filtration, in particular for intake air of internal combustion engines

A filter element (1) for fluid filtration has a hollow-cylindrical filter medium (2) folded in a star shape, an outlet-side end plate (3) and a second end plate (4), a hollow-cylindrical supporting mesh (5) disposed in the interior (6) of the filter medium, wherein at the outlet-side end of the filter element, the supporting mesh has a connecting region (11) in which the supporting mesh (5) is provided with a coupling element (7). In the connecting region (7) the supporting mesh (5) includes a radially outwardly projecting collar (8) protruding beyond the outlet-side end face (9) of the filter medium. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324848

Filter unit

A filter unit for removing particles from an air or gas flow, comprising a filter body having a front side, a rear side, and an edge side between the front side and the rear side, and an edge strip arranged on the edge side, which edge strip extends at least the height of the edge side and at least the length of the edge side, wherein the edge strip comprises a foamed thermoplastic material, which is molded to the edge side of the filter body such that the edge strip thereby is formed and fastened directly to the edge side of the filter body, and such that the edge is embedded in the edge strip.. . ...

12/27/12 / #20120324847

Support bracket assembly and interlocking ceramic tile system

The present disclosure relates to a support bracket assembly and multiple support bracket assemblies supporting a series of interlocking ceramic elements. The interlocking ceramic elements form a cylindrical structure that is an important component of a cyclone separator. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324846

Water separating container for a motor vehicle

A water separating container for a motor vehicle is provided. An air stream sucked in from outside the vehicle passes through the water separating container, which separates water present in the air stream. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324845

Filter assembly for use in a baghouse

A filtration system is provided. The filtration system includes a flexible attachment portion, the attachment portion configured to couple the bag filter to a tube sheet, an adapter ring attached to the attachment portion, and a bag filter attached to the adapter ring.. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324844

Filter assembly for use in a baghouse

A filtration system for use in a turbine flow path is provided. The filtration system includes a cartridge filter and an attachment portion coupled to the cartridge filter, the attachment portion configured to couple the cartridge filter to a tube sheet, such that the tube sheet is secured within an annular cavity defined between a first flange and a second flange extending from the attachment portion.. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324843

Inlet air pulse filtration system

The present application provides an inlet air pulse filtration system. The inlet air pulse filtration system may include an inlet filter house and a number of pulse filters positioned therein. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324842

Filter

A filter bag is longitudinally formed with at least a portion of the filter bag formed in a frusto-conical shape. The filter bag has a plurality of radially extending members that form a propeller shaped cross-section. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324841

Abnormality determination apparatus for particulate filter

An abnormality determination apparatus includes a particulate filter provided in the exhaust passage of an internal combustion engine that collects particulate matter in the exhaust gas discharged from the internal combustion engine, a particulate matter deposition amount detection device provided downstream of the particulate filter, and a abnormality determination portion. The particulate matter deposition amount detection device includes a detecting element that detects the particular matter that flows toward the particulate matter deposition amount detection device and that is not trapped by the particulate filter, and then outputs a value corresponding to a deposition amount deposited the particulate matter on the detecting element. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324840

Packaging arrangement with transport device

The invention is related to a packaging arrangement, comprising a transport device for transporting products in a first position oriented in a production direction, and for selectively rotating the products into a different position relative to the production direction.. . ...

12/27/12 / #20120324839

Automated syringe filler and loading apparatus

An automated cap extractor/installer is disclosed comprising a cap access space, a rack and modified pinion, a solenoid actuator and a position sensor. The modified pinion has a flat surface with two edges and the flat surface can be positioned proximate to the cap access space. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324838

Container closure tool

A hand-held closure tool for closing a container. Based on the design of the inventive closure tool, a pair of wheels provides two points of contact between the closure tool and the container peripheral flange. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324837

Handtool for closing foil food containers and method of use thereof

A handheld lid-closing tool and method of use thereof for closing a foil food container having a food-receiving compartment with a ledge extending around the periphery and a flexible flange extending around the peripheral edge of the ledge. The flange is reversibly foldable over a lid removably placed over the food-receiving compartment and the ledge. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324836

Method of application of closure liner in hot fill packages

A method of applying a liner to a container mouth in a hot-fill operation, said method comprising the steps of: placing the liner over a mouth sealing surface of the container; heating the liner by induction or conduction; and cooling the liner immediately thereafter while biasing the liner against the mouth sealing surface for a sufficient length of time to permit curing and sealing of the liner to the mouth sealing surface.. . ...

12/27/12 / #20120324835

Method and sealing station for sealing packaging units

The invention relates to a method for sealing at least a packaging unit by means of a sealing tool lower part carrying the packaging unit, a sealing tool upper part, and a sealing plate. The sealing tool lower part is configured to perform a lifting movement by means of a drive. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324834

Packaging material

A decorative packaging material comprising a plurality of flexible strips of material integrally interconnected to one another. The strips of material may be interconnected via a border portion, and the decorative packaging material may be disposed in a container.. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324833

Apparatus and method for packaging articles

A method and a folding element is also provided.. . ...

12/27/12 / #20120324832

Method of overpacking a package using an overpack salvage drum

A method of packing a package in an overpack salvage drum that includes a drum body for holding the package to be overpacked, a lid adapted to be rotatably threaded onto the drum body to seal the package held in the drum body therein, and a clip adapted to be operatively associated with the lid before the lid is rotatably threaded onto the drum body. The method includes placing the package into a drum body, operatively associating a clip to a lid that is adapted to be rotatably threaded onto the drum body, and rotatably threading the lid with the clip operatively associated therewith onto the drum body to seal the package therein, wherein the clip is adapted to break in preference to the lid and the drum body when the seal between the lid and the drum body is first compromised.. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324831

Method for wrapping a floral grouping

A method for wrapping a floral grouping having a bloom end and a stem end is disclosed. A wrapper is formed from a sheet of material or bag which is wrapped about at least a portion of the stem end of the floral grouping. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324830

Wrapper for wrapping round bales of crop material

A wrapper for wrapping round bales of crop material includes a frame, a wrapping table pivotable between a wrapping position and a bale release position, a wrapping device, and an unloading device. The unloading device has an unloading arm movable between a receiving position and a release position, and a ground support movable between a lifted position and a support position, wherein the wrapper comprises a first actuator to move the unloading arm from the receiving position to the release position. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324829

Medicine dispensing apparatus

A medicine guide assembly is disposed between paired adjacent medicine feeder storage units. Each medicine guide assembly guides the medicines, which have been ejected from the medicine feeders included in the paired medicine feeder storage units, to an outlet port located downward. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324828

Powder removal device of medicine dispenser

A dispenser feeds tablets from a storing section to a packaging section. A tablet-adhered powder removal device is provided in a preparation section between the storing section and the packaging section. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324827

Bracing system for reinforcing beams

A bracing system and method of its installation are provided. The bracing system includes a set of support panels and a set of crossover panels. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324826

Post casing

A casing member for assembly with an opposed identical casing member to encase a post includes an elongate body portion having spaced apart first and second side edges extending lengthwise of the body portion. First and second connectors are adjacent the first and second side edges respectively, and extend lengthwise therealong. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324825

Anchor bolt template

A reusable anchor bolt template facilitates positioning of anchor bolts in anchoring material such as concrete, for subsequent mounting of a vertical structure, such as a light pole or the like. The anchor bolt template comprises a template body which defines a plurality of bolt-receiving channels within which the anchor bolts are respectfully positioned. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324824

Low-cost redeployable protective shelter

A protective shelter is presented. The protective shelter includes a substantially cylindrical wall member defining a shelter interior. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324823

Operating method of a factory for the molding manufacture of precast concrete voussoirs for the construction of wind generator support towers

An operating method of a factory for the molding manufacture of precast concrete voussoirs intended for the construction of wind generator support towers by placing the factory in a place of origin in a disassembled state in initial units that are smaller than the voussoirs to be manufactured, taking the initial units to a building site close to the point of delivery of the voussoirs to be manufactured, assembling the factory at the building site starting from the initial units, manufacturing the pertinent voussoirs by means of the factory in the assembled state, disassembling the factory at the building site until the factory is in a disassembled state in final units that are smaller than the manufactured voussoirs, and taking the final units to a place of destination leaving the building site in basically the same conditions as before assembling the factory at the building site.. . ...

12/27/12 / #20120324822

Prefabricated removable molding system

A pre-fabricated decorative moulding system which can be temporary, semi permanent or permanent, requiring no tools other than a tape measure or rule and a pencil or pen to install. An embodiment could be made of wood, plastic, or any material suitable for moulding, wainscot or appliqués. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324821

Stud bracket for temporary wall

An expandable stud bracket for attachment to a 2×4, 2×6, or 4×4 board for construction of a temporary structure of support is disclosed. An embodiment of the bracket includes a receiving portion for securing the bracket to a stud, an adjustable portion opposite the receiving portion and having an extendable rod, an engagement plate attached to an end of the rod and an anchor attached to an end of the rod opposite the engagement plate and for limiting extension of the rod from the bracket, and a locking mechanism attached to the rod for preventing retraction. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324820

Modular building blocks with interlocking reinforcement rods

A modular building block comprises a first load-bearing surface having a key. There is a recess in the key. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324819

Building element and method

A formed building element or “log” comprising a top filler section and a bottom filler section affixed on opposite sides of a center reinforcement member. The center reinforcement member may be a steel or metal rod or tube. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324818

Building system for forming a wooden panel into a powder coated wall structure

A method of assembling a powder coated wall frame supporting a wooden panel therein, by: (1) powder coating various metal members; (2) connecting top and side metal members together to form a frame having an open bottom; (3) inserting a wooden panel into the open bottom of the frame; and then (4) connecting a bottom metal member onto the side members, thereby sealing the wooden panel within the metal frame structure.. . ...

12/27/12 / #20120324817

Transition molding and installation methods therefor

The invention is a joint cover assembly and related method for covering a gap adjacent an edge of a panel that covers a sub-surface. The assembly includes a molding having a foot, a first arm, and a second arm. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324816

Easy-to-lay floor board

Aspects relate to improved floor boards. Certain embodiments may be laid and fixed without the need for fixing with adhesive or nails. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324815

Construction panels

A structural construction panel of the invention has an outer fiber-reinforced polymeric layer, and an inner fiber-reinforced polymeric layer. Thermally insulating foam generally occupies space which is not otherwise occupied between the inner and outer layers. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324814

Exterior wall finishing arrangement

A finishing arrangement for an exterior wall of a building includes a weather or water barrier against at least the exterior of the wall; an outer hardboard panel; an insulating foam panel between the weather or water barrier and the outer hardboard panel, the insulating foam panel attached to the outer hardboard panel and having drainage channels therein; and a drainage guide that extends from the weather or water barrier to at least the outer hardboard panel, for guiding moisture away from the wall.. . ...

12/27/12 / #20120324813

Tower foundation system and method for providing such system

The present invention relates to a tower foundation system (30) comprising a foundation (32) for a bottom section (36) of a tower, which bottom section (36) is to be connected to the upper part of the foundation (32), wherein the bottom section (36) is cast into the foundation (32) with an ultra high performance grout (42).. . ...

12/27/12 / #20120324812

Cornerbead structure

A cornerbead for installation at a drywall outside corner includes a substrate forming a nose and first and second elongated flanges. Each flange has an inner edge and an opposing outer edge and joins an opposing side of the nose at the flange's respective inner edge. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324811

Reinforced concrete partition body

Provided is a reinforced concrete partitioning structure that can exhibit electromagnetic shield function against an electromagnetic wave at target frequency. It includes an rc wall to attenuate an electromagnetic wave at target frequency propagating from an inner space to an outer space, a concrete portion having a thickness in a direction from the inner space to the outer space, and a front reinforcing bar lattice which forms a reinforcing bar plane in lattice at a position along the thickness of the concrete portion. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324810

Modified glazing assembly for rough openings

A modified flexible sealing membrane is provided for sealing the gap between the frame of an industrial window and the rough opening in which the window is received (“building gap”). The membrane is formed from a flexible sheet defining an integral projection for receipt in an adaptor connected to the window frame. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324809

Insulated roof window

A roof window frame comprising at least four elongate frame members joined about their ends forming a quadrangular shaped frame defining a central aperture. Each frame member has a main aperture facing surface and a main roof facing surface, the two main surfaces facing in opposite directions with the thickness of the frame member being defined between these main surfaces. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324808

Bearing frame for an electrically active panel such as photovoltaic panel

Supporting frame for an electrically active panel comprising a peripheral structure for receiving an electrically active panel, the peripheral structure including an internal electrical connector for connection to an electrically active panel carried by the frame, at least one first external electrical connector for connection to a first means external to the frame, and an electrical link for electrically linking at least the internal electrical connector to at least the first external electrical connector, the electrical linking link extending along the peripheral structure so as to be concealed by the peripheral structure, the peripheral structure comprising a hollow portion in which the electrical link is received. The peripheral structure is a framework consisting of tubular uprights, the internal electrical connector and external electrical connector extending through a wall of the uprights on which they are disposed and the electrical link extending inside the tubular uprights.. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324807

Shingle inserts and method for eliminating and preventing growth of algae, moss, or lichens on a roof

A shingle insert and method for eliminating and preventing growths on a shingled roof in which a porous copper mesh is installed with an upper edge beneath a course of shingles with the remaining portions of the insert exposed. A confined space is defined beneath a lengthwise hump in the exposed copper strip portions which is filled with a growth toxic material, in solid or granular form which releases a substance toxic to the growths when rainwater runoff passes into the confined space and material and thereafter flows out down the roof.. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324806

High r-value, removable and transparent window insulation panels

The structures and preparations of high r-value, low-cost, light-weight, durable, removable, and transparent window insulation panels are disclosed. The panels are made of spaced and parallel double or multiple layers of transparent plastic sheets, air-tightly mounted on to a frame of plastic, wood, aluminum or other materials. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324805

Adhesiveless decorative floor tile

A decorative floor tile including at least one decorative layer and a backing layer having an array of resilient annular projections. Each annular projection includes a concave top surface, an outside wall surface, and an inside wall surface. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324804

Systems, methods and articles for restraint

The present invention comprises methods and articles for restraint. A plurality of panels may be assembled to form a structure. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324803

Method and device for watering a hanging or potted plant

A rainwater catching and plant watering device includes a collecting member forming a rainwater holding area, the collecting member configured to be attached to a portion of a building from which rainwater will flow. There is at least one opening in the collecting member for receiving rainwater flowing from the building. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324802

Modular roof system for a building

A modular roof system for a building and method for installing the modular roof system includes roofing modules (m) which are designed to be arranged alongside each other substantially with continuity on a supporting structure (c, t). Each roofing module (m) includes a supporting base (20; 120) which is designed to receive at least one functional element of the roofing and rests on the support structure (c, t) in an installation condition, and a top covering part (22; 122) supported on the base (20; 120). ...

12/27/12 / #20120324801

Thermally stable polycrystalline diamond

The present disclosure provides compositions and methods directed to polycrystalline diamond materials. In one embodiment, a polycrystalline diamond material can comprise sintered polycrystalline diamond and a binder alloy, where the binder alloy is a liquid at a sintering temperature of the polycrystalline diamond, forms an intermetallic compound at a low temperature below the sintering temperature, and is substantially all intermetallic phase.. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324800

Method for producing abrasive grains, method for producing slurry, and method for producing polishing liquid

In the production method for abrasive grains according to the invention, an aqueous solution of a salt of a tetravalent metal element is mixed with an alkali solution, under conditions such that a prescribed parameter is 5.00 or greater, to obtain abrasive grains including a hydroxide of the tetravalent metal element.. . ...

12/27/12 / #20120324799

Coated particles and related methods

Coated particles comprise a core particle comprising a superhard material and having an average diameter of between 1 μm and 500 μm. A coating material is adhered to and covers at least a portion of an outer surface of the core particle, the coating material comprising an amine terminated group. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324798

Corner pad for a door assembly

A door assembly for disposition in a building includes a vertical member, a weather strip adjacent the vertical member, and a door selectively moveable to be adjacent the weather strip. A threshold extends below the door and the vertical member extends upwardly from a lower end and a corner pad is mounted to the lower end. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324797

Seal for automotive vehicle door

The vent openings (15) of the sealing section (6) are provided only in the part of the strip (4) which is to be applied to the aforesaid second lateral portion (3d) of the strip (4).. . ...

12/27/12 / #20120324796

Safety gate

A safety gate has two frame assemblies, a shaft fixing assembly and a stretcher assembly. A relative distance between the two frame assemblies is fixed by the shaft fixing assembly first. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324795

Hinge assembly having an up stop damping mechanism for rotatably supporting a decklid of a vehicle

A hinge assembly for rotatably supporting a decklid relative to a body of a vehicle includes a damping mechanism for damping movement of the decklid relative to the body. The damping mechanism includes a damping clip attached to a bracket of the hinge assembly, and a damping bumper attached to a hinge box of the hinge assembly. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324794

Magnetic-push slide cover driving device

A magnetic-push slide cover driving device includes a slide seat having at least one slide guide section, a base seat connected on the slide guide section and reciprocally slidable along the slide guide section, at least one middle magnetic body disposed at a middle section of the base seat, and two movable members respectively pivotally disposed at middle sections of two sides of the slide seat. The movable members respectively have two opposite sides. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324793

Vehicle compartment closure apparatus

A vehicle compartment closure apparatus is provided. The closure apparatus includes a frame member and a door. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324792

Safety gate

A safety gate, in particular for children or pets, is provided that includes a frame which can be stationarily positioned, the frame having a lower base and two side parts protruding upwards from the base, a door member being hinged to the frame, the door member being swivable about a pivot axis, and a lock, the door member and the frame being realeasably interconnectable with each other by means of the lock, wherein the lock comprises an actuation member for an at least partial releasing of the lock, wherein the actuation member is arranged stationarily at one of the side parts of the frame.. . ...

12/27/12 / #20120324791

System and method for sensing a gate obstruction

A system and method for detecting an object or obstruction in the path of a moveable barrier or automatic gate and allowing a coupled controller to determine corrective action prior to the moveable barrier coming in physical contact with such object or obstruction. A plurality of sensors in a physical array is used to detect such objects in the path of a barrier as it moves from closed to open and vice versa. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324790

Method and apparatus to transport solids

A method of operating a gasification facility includes channeling a conveying fluid at a first temperature through at least one first steam heating device to increase the temperature of the conveying fluid to a second predetermined temperature. The method also includes channeling the conveying fluid at the second predetermined temperature through a second steam heating device to increase the temperature of the conveying fluid to a third predetermined temperature. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324789

Hydroponics applications and ancillary modifications to a polyphasic pressurized homogenizer

Ancillary embodiments and modifications to a homogenizer unit (“pph”), and methods of use directed to hydroponics. The apparatus includes a homogenizer body, one or more nutrient stream inlets, one or more water inlets, a mixing zone where the water stream is commingled with the nutrient stream, and a venturi within the body immediately downstream from the mixing zone such that the commingled streams are pulled into the venturi resulting in homogenization. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324788

Plant cultivating apparatas

There is provided a plant cultivating apparatus for saving space in an early stage of growth of plants, increases an amount of plants cultivated per unit space to achieve higher space efficiency, and which provides an optimum environment corresponding to the growth of the plants. The plant cultivating apparatus comprises a plurality of cultivation tray storage shelves arrayed in a plurality of tiers and a plurality of rows, each of the plurality of cultivation tray storage shelves being able to store a cultivation tray capable of cultivating a plurality of plant stocks, a cultivation tray transferring mechanism for moving the cultivation tray, and a handling mechanism capable of gripping and moving the plurality of plant stocks individually from the cultivation tray.. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324787

Apparatus and method for cultivating one or more plants

The present invention relates to an apparatus for cultivating one or more plants, wherein the apparatus has at least one first chamber and at least one second chamber which are separated from one another by at least one first partition wall, wherein the inner spaces of the first and second chambers communicate by one or more communication openings in the first partition wall, and wherein the apparatus has at least one adjustment device which is arranged and designed so that a change in the position and/or a change in the shape of the first partition wall takes place on an actuation of the adjustment device.. . ...

12/27/12 / #20120324786

Low-profile seed handling system with separate seed bins and turret seed feeder

A low-profile particulate handling assembly is provided for use in conjunction with a downstream treating device, such as a seed treater unit. The assembly includes a plurality of juxtaposed particulate bins and a surmounting turret assembly designed to successively deliver particulates to the bins. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324785

Pyrolysis of biomass

A method of treating biomass material, particularly plant-derived biomass material, to produce pyrolysis thereof, comprising subjecting the biomass material to radio frequency electromagnetic radiation, e.g. Microwave radiation, while the material is being agitated, under suitable conditions to produce a desired degree of pyrolysis.. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324784

Tailored oils produced from recombinant heterotrophic microorganisms

Methods and compositions for the production of oil, fuels, oleochemicals, and other compounds in recombinant microorganisms are provided, including oil-bearing microorganisms and methods of low cost cultivation of such microorganisms. Microalgal cells containing exogenous genes encoding, for example, a lipase, a sucrose transporter, a sucrose invertase, a fructokinase, a polysaccharide-degrading enzyme, a keto acyl-acp synthase enzyme, a fatty acyl-acp thioesterase, a fatty acyl-coa/aldehyde reductase, a fatty acyl-coa reductase, a fatty aldehyde reductase, a fatty aldehyde decarbonylase, and/or an acyl carrier protein are useful in manufacturing transportation fuels such as renewable diesel, biodiesel, and renewable jet fuel, as well as oleochemicals such as functional fluids, surfactants, soaps and lubricants.. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324783

Jatropha hybrids through female only trait

Jatropha curcas plants can be produced that are characterized by an inflorescence with female-only (fo) flowers. Such plants are especially useful for interplanting in order to obtain commercial scale production of new j curcas hybrids derived from the seeds of the fo-type plant.. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324782

Rodent bait station

An embodiment of a bait station comprises a rotatable lid and air-tight bait compartments. An additional compartment also contains bait and is accessible to rodents as they enter the station. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324781

Bed bug and roach trap

The present invention relates generally to traps for bed bugs and roaches. Bed bug infestations have taken a dramatic upturn in the last several years and roaches are among the oldest surviving creatures on earth. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324780

Insect monitoring system

Generally, an insect monitor which delivers an insect attractant in the form of one or more gases proximate an enclosure in concentration effective to attract insects to an insect trap within the enclosure to monitor an area for insects. Specifically, an insect monitor which delivers a mixture of gases produced from a fermentation broth in a vessel proximate an enclosure to attract insects to an insect trap within the enclosure to monitor an area for insects.. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324779

Window fly trap

This invention relates to fly traps and specifically a window mounted fly trap which allows flies to enter from below or above and which has an internal barrier to prevent passage upward or downward through the trap. A window mounted fly trap comprising: (a) a frame for mounting to a window surface by detachable window mounting means; (b) a resilient cover having a non-adhesive first surface facing to the exterior of the frame and an adhesive second fly capture surface within the interior of the frame; said frame and cover defining therein a fly capture chamber; (c) the capture chamber having at least one ingress slot for permitting flies to enter the chamber; (d) wherein the flies walking on the surface of said window are permitted to enter the capture chamber and whereby the flies, when attempting to fly, contact the fly capture adhesive and are captured by said capture surface.. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324778

Lure

A lure of the present invention includes a body, a sinker moving spatial portion provided inside the body and extending in an anteroposterior direction of the body, a spherical sinker accommodated in the sinker moving spatial portion to be movable along the sinker moving spatial portion in the anteroposterior direction of the body, and a retainer provided at a front side of the sinker moving spatial portion and can retain the spherical sinker due to magnetic force thereof. A partition is provided between the front portion of the sinker moving spatial portion and the retainer, and the partition has an inclined surface portion that is gradually reduced in thickness from the sinker moving spatial portion toward the retainer. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324777

Hunting decoy

A hunting decoy that simulates a life-sized herd of deer includes a decoy image element that is supported during use by a support system having a central suspension support and peripheral stabilizing supports. Both the support system and the decoy image element can be collapsed for transport and storage.. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324776

Alignment device for mounting optical sight

The invention comprises a ring alignment bar, a mount extension rod, a bore rod, a lower connector block, a vertical connector rod, an upper connector block, and a bore extension rod. The ring alignment bar is installed in the rings of a telescopic sight mount on a firearm to bring the rings into concentric alignment with each other. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324775

Drop-in handguard system

A handguard system for use with a firearm including a tubular body assembly having a rearward end and a forward end, a top handguard portion and a bottom handguard portion. The bottom handguard portion includes a forward tubular portion, a gap extending from the rearward end to the forward tubular portion, a first groove formed in an inner surface thereof and spaced forwardly from the rearward end for receiving tines of a barrel nut therein, and a second groove parallel to the first groove. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324774

Obturator for firearms

An obturator (100) for firearms comprises: a structure (101); a closing head (102), in particular a rotary one, arranged at an end (103) of the cylindrical structure (101); at least a resting surface (104) defined on the closing head (102) to engage the bottom (f) of at least one cartridge (c); at least one through channel (105) extending longitudinally through the cylindrical structure (101) for operatively engaging at least one striker of the firearm. The obturator comprises deformation means (108) associated with the closing head (102) to at least partially deform a firing capsule (109) and/or a bottom of a cartridge (c) loaded on the firearm.. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324773

Wristbands with interchangeable layers allowing sizing by end user

A wearable band with an adjustable size or length. The band includes a first band element and a second band element with a planar body extending from a first to a second end. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324772

Led light fixture with press-fit fixture housing heat sink

An led light fixture. A fixture housing includes a socket-receiving cutout section. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324771

Display device for transportation vehicle

Disclosed is a displayed device having a top and bottom elongate rail and a display module for displaying alpha numeric information to passengers on a mass transit vehicle. The display modules may be mounted along a top and bottom edge directly to the top and bottom elongate rails. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324770

Snap n' stretch stretcher bar with connecting segments

Disclosed is a stretcher bar frame and canvas fastening system specifically designed for artists. The stretcher bar framing system consists of side bar, corner, and connecting segments that snap fit and interlock for quick and easy assembly and disassembly. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324769

Fabric press

An apparatus to press the collar of a shirt may include a base member with a first press surface, where the base is configured in the shape of a u and a lid member including a second press surface, where the lid member is configured generally in the shape of a u, where the lid member is hingedly attached to the base member, and wherein the second press surface is substantially complementary to the first press surface. In an open position, the first press surface is configured to receive a turndown style collar of shirt and in the closed position, the second press surface is configured to fit over and press the turndown style collar of the shirt. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324768

Steam iron

A steam iron (500) comprises a housing (520) that includes a water tank (580), a steam chamber (600) and a pressure equalization conduit (760). The housing (520) includes an airing means (660). ...

12/27/12 / #20120324767

Hydraulic suspension hitch system

The present disclosure provides a hitch suspension system that reduces a transfer of energy (e.g., provides a smoother ride) between two bodies hitched together, such as between a towing vehicle and a towed vehicle/trailer. In an embodiment, the suspension system includes a hydraulic cylinder with an extendable rod in fluid communication with a fluid pump. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324766

Protective shoe cover with pass-through heel and traction sole

Footwear covers are disclosed that enable the wearer to wear his or her own shoes and keep them protected from inclement weather. The protectors comprise a body member, where the body member comprises an open top portion, a foot portion, a heel portion, and a sole portion. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324765

Shoe converters

A shoe converter comprising: an elongated tubular body; an upper opening of said elongated tubular body to receive a leg; a lower portion of said elongated tubular body covering a shoe; a fastening means attached to said lower portion on each side of said shoe; and a strap to connect said fastening means under said shoe wherein said elongated tubular body changes the appearance of said shoe and said lower portion is secured against said shoe by said fastening means and said strap.. . ...

12/27/12 / #20120324764

Shoes with replaceable design pieces and illumination

The invention describes a safety replaceable heel mechanism that is used to adjust the height of women's shoes. The mechanism comprises a shoe sole, a removable heel comprising a heel connector and an interchangeable heel, and a locking key to securely connect the removable heel to the shoe sole. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324763

Shoe sole orthotic structures and computer controlled compartments

This invention relates generally to footwear with a shoe sole, including at least one insertable midsole orthotic. The insertable midsole orthotic is removably inserted within the shoe upper, the sides of which hold it in position. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324762

Athletic shoe

An athletic shoe is disclosed having a two component traction system. The traction system includes an upper and an outsole. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324761

Article of footwear with a cavity viewing system

A sole structure for an article of footwear and a method of making the sole structure is disclosed. The sole structure can include an outsole and a midsole. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324760

Footwear with heel based arcuate panel-shaped impact absorbing resilient concealed tongue

Footwear includes an arcuate, resilient, panel-shaped tongue concealed in the heel to absorb impact forces and facilitate the natural rolling contact of an individuals foot when the individual is walking or running.. . ...

12/27/12 / #20120324759

Soccer shoe component or insert made of one material and/or a composite and/or laminate of one or more materials for enhancing the performance of the soccer shoe

A soccer shoe absorbs and stores energy from the foot at foot-strike and return some of this energy to the object being struck. The shoe may also cushion the foot, leg and body; provide foot stability and motion control; reduce fatigue; extend the float time of a runner and increase the jump height of the wearer. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324758

Footwear pressure elimination & dipersibility systematic

Pain caused by plantar fasciitis is usually accompanied by heel pain and arch pain or forefoot regions are possibly most painful when you first attempt to stand or walk. There are also many other painful conditions of the feet that could be cause from the foot discomfort in footwear composition or technical designed. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324757

Method for drying a substrate

A method for drying workpieces includes immersing the workpieces in a liquid bath, raising the workpieces with a first holder until a central opening of the workpieces is visible above liquid surface, then using a dry second holder rod inserted through said central opening to continue raising process. Due to this, a drying portion of the workpiece is not held by a wet holding mechanism.. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324756

Device for drying bulk goods

The invention relates to a device for drying bulk goods, in particular solids, such as granular materials, powders, grains, films, shreds, or the like, preferably plastic granular material. In order to dry the exhaust air flow (5) exiting the drying silo (9), the drying silo (9), through which an air flow flows, is connected by means of a process fan (11) to a wheel drier (1) that contains a drying or adsorbing agent and that has a rotatable drum (2) having radial cells (21). ...

12/27/12 / #20120324755

Combination hair-hand dryer assembly, and blow drying method

A combination dryer assembly enables a user to selectively dry articles either in a hand-held, dynamic drying mode or an assembly-held, static drying mode. The dryer assembly incorporates a blow dryer apparatus, and a blow dryer retainer assembly. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324754

Mobile surface drying apparatus

A mobile surface drying apparatus includes a vacuum fan, a blower fan, a vacuum and blower assembly and tubing. The vacuum and blower assembly includes a vacuum head powered by the vacuum fan and a blower head positioned next to the vacuum head and powered by the blower fan. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324753

Method for controlling a laundry treatment apparatus according to target relative humidity

A control method of a laundry treatment apparatus configures to supply steam and/or heated air to an accommodating space accommodating laundry therein is disclosed. The method includes a water supplying step (s100) supplying water to a steam generating device configured to supply steam, a preheating step (s120), a steam supplying/applying a predetermined motion to the laundry step (s140) heating the water to supply steam to the accommodating space and applying a motion to the laundry for a predetermined time period simultaneously, a cooling step (s160) cooling the accommodating space, and a drying step setting a target relative humidity according to a selected course and supplying heated air to the accommodating space (s180).. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324752

Bag drying and storage device

A bag drying and storage device includes a base member and a plurality of arched upward protrusions secured thereto. A bag or similar item is placed on a pair of the protrusions and the arched shape allows air to circulate within each bag and decrease a drying time. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324751

Fish measurement device

A fish measurement device is disclosed formed as an elongated rectangular substrate with ruler type markings for measuring the length of a fish. An important aspect of the invention is that the substrate is formed from a flexible resilient material that allows the device to folded or rolled up into a relatively compact volume. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324750

Structure for protecting scale graduations

In a structure for protecting scale graduations, in which a graduation unit formed on a scale base is protected by a scale cover arranged on the top surface side of the graduation unit, a space between the scale base and the scale cover along the entire lateral periphery of the graduation unit is sealed using an adhesive agent mixed with a powder material such as a glass powder for blocking penetration of graduations-deteriorating components, to form a periphery adhesive layer. The scale cover may be supported on the scale base by a height regulating unit provided along the periphery of the graduation unit, so that variations in encoder output due to unevenness in thickness of the adhesive agent for joining the scale cover with the graduation unit can be prevented.. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324749

Method and apparatus for measuring spaces with limited access

A method and apparatus for measuring a space between parts having restricted access is disclosed. An apparatus may comprise an elongate member, a flange, and a measurement system. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324748

Railroad switch signaling device

An apparatus for indicating the position of a point detector bar having an outer surface and linked to a moveable point associated with a fixed rail utilizing a probe. The probe is moveable to contact and ride on the outer surface of the point detector bar. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324747

Method for checking the diameter of a cylindrical part in orbital motion

A method for checking the diameter of a cylindrical part, such as a crankpin of a crankshaft, in orbital motion in a numerical control grinding machine, by means of a checking apparatus with a vee-shaped reference device for cooperating with the crankpin, a support device movably carrying the vee-shaped reference device, and a measuring device movable with the vee-shaped reference device. The vee-shaped reference device is brought, from a rest position, into contact with the crankpin, and the contact, that defines a checking condition, is maintained by gravity during the orbital motion of the crankpin.. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324746

Dual-globe apparatus

The dual-globe apparatus utilizes at least one indicator on a tool. The indicator comprises an outer vessel buoyantly supported within an inner vessel. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324745

Hand saw

A hand saw that includes a saw blade and a handle assembly having a clamp member movable between a clamped position and a released position. In the clamped position the clamp member exerts a clamping force on a top edge of the saw blade within a slot of the handle assembly to couple the saw blade to the handle assembly and to retain a tang of the saw blade within the slot. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324744

Reciprocating tool

An arcuate action tool attachment is adapted to receive an input and to convert that input into reciprocating output motion along an arcuate path. The tool may be adapted to be combined with an existing linear reciprocating device or a rotary device, or the tool may comprise a single unit including a linear reciprocating device or a rotary device. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324743

Battery driven electric tool

A balanced electric power tool (100, 700) is provided. The electric power tool (100, 700) may include a tool body (102, 702) and one or more working implements coupled to the tool body (102, 702). ...

12/27/12 / #20120324742

Power tool unit with adjustable working element

The power tool also includes an adjustment mechanism that allows the working element of the power tool to be adjusted to an angle relative to the base plate that is different from the angle of the handle relative to the base plate.. . ...

12/27/12 / #20120324741

Training cutlery

The training cutlery of the present invention comprises of a handle and three indentations placed in said handle for finger placement. For a fork or spoon, the first indentation is located at the left side of the handle and is configured to receive a thumb. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324740

Knife block

A knife storage block comprising a housing block having one or more apertures for accommodating a knife blade, and a security means. The security means is able to adopt a first, opened position in which knives can be removed from the housing block, and a second, closed position in which knives cannot be removed from the housing block. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324739

Powered drywall tape cutter

A power cutter tool for applying drywall tape or plastic drywall trim product that contains a powered blade that can cut the tape or trim material by simply pressing a trigger. The cutter can be powered by a spring or springs, a motor, hydraulically or by any other means. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324738

Pocketknife with an assisted opening and closing mechanism

A pocketknife has a handle, a blade, an assistant assembly and a locking assembly. The handle has a cavity defined in the handle. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324737

Razor cartridge with skin contact element

A razor cartridge has a housing, a guard located at a front of the housing and a cap located at a rear of the housing. A skin contact element is disposed in the housing partway between the guard and the cap. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324736

Hair removal device comprising erodable moisturizer comprising an anti-irritation agent

A razor cartridge is provided comprising a housing having a base which is connectable to a handle, two or more blades, whose tips are aligned in a cutting plane to cut in a cutting direction, and a moisturizing block disposed before and/or after the blades in the cutting direction, the moisturizing block having a skin-contacting surface, wherein: the moisturizing block comprises at least 50% lipophilic materials by weight of the moisturizing block; and from about from about 0.01% to 5% of an anti-irritation agent comprising a pyrithione, a polyvalent metal salt of pyrithione, and a mixture thereof, such as zinc pyrithione.. . ...

12/27/12 / #20120324735

Hair removal device comprising erodable moisturizer

(b) the skin-contacting surface slopes away from the blades towards the base.. . ...

12/27/12 / #20120324734

One piece pump with hinge

This invention relates to a novel one-piece pump or fluid dispensing apparatus having at least one hinge. The hinge allows for a streamlined manufacturing process which provides increased cost effectiveness. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324733

Shaving assembly

A shaving assembly having plural independent flexibly mounted cartridges. The assembly comprises a cartridge support including two flexible cross members at opposing ends of a bridge member each at one of a pair of attachment points. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324732

Electric shaver

Hair lifting frames are provided in a range between a top of a first outer blade located on one side in the traveling direction and a top of a second outer blade located on the other side in the traveling direction in the use of a shaver main body (an electric shaver). Accordingly, the hair lifting frames can efficiently lift body hair up, and at the same time, an influence (damage) on a skin surface can be prevented.. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324731

Method and system for making dental restorations

A system for making a dental restoration, comprising a 3d digitizer for producing a 3d model digital representation of a dental restoration model, a computer in communication with the 3d digitizer and capable of creating a dental restoration milling trajectory for a selected block of given dimension and given dental restoration material, based on the 3d model, and a laser milling apparatus in communication with the computer and capable of laser milling the dental restoration from the selected block positioned therein using the milling trajectory created by the computer. The laser milling apparatus includes one or more sensor for continuously monitoring the laser milling of the selected block and to provide feedback to the computer such that the milling trajectory is continuously adjusted by the computer using the feedback from the one or more sensor.. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324730

Composite material wheel rim structure

A composite material wheel rim structure includes an inner rim surface and a rigid inner lining material encased by the inner rim surface to form an integrated composite structure capable of sustaining the drilling of spaced threaded holes of desired orientations and diameters for threaded engagement with corresponding attachment caps of wheel spokes so that the tightness of each spoke may be varied by the depth. The cap is threaded into the threaded hole.. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324729

Machining method and machining apparatus of valve holes of cylinder head, and clamp device

Two cylinder heads (3, 3) are disposed side by side. Upper side intake valve holes (34a, 34c, 34e, 34g) of one of the cylinder heads (3) and upper side exhaust valve holes (35a, 35c, 35e, 35g) of the other of the cylinder heads (3) are simultaneously machined by a multi-spindle head (24) integrally including intake side tools (26a to 26d) and exhaust side tools (28a to 28d). ...

12/27/12 / #20120324728

Method of producing a proximal connector end of an implantable lead

A connector for an implantable medical lead that is electrically and mechanically connectable to an implantable medical device, has a connector pin made of a first conducting material. A tubular insulator made of an insulating material concentrically surrounds at least a portion of the pin. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324727

Crimp connection to aluminum cable

A method to electrically and mechanically connect at least one wire conductor to a terminal includes the steps of cutting and stripping a portion of an insulation outer layer along an end section of the at least one wire conductor to expose a lead of the at least one wire conductor. A further step includes applying a bonding process to the exposed lead to break down oxides disposed on the lead. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324726

Method of manufacturing wire harness

A method of manufacturing a wire harness including a plurality of wires and a connector with a housing. The method includes arranging the plurality of wires in an insertion hole of an airtight block of the housing to have a gap between the plurality of wires and an inner surface of the insertion hole, supplying a molten resin having a fluidity into the gap through a flow channel in communication with the gap, and solidifying the molten resin inside the space to resin-seal the gap between the insertion hole and the plurality of wires. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324725

Component mounting device and component mounting method

When performing the device type changing operation with the change of the board type to undergo mounting, the component mounting device, which has a first mounting lane and a second mounting lane and which is structured so as to be able to select either an independent mounting mode or an alternate mounting mode, moves a mounting head of the mounting lane to and thereafter positions and fixes to a previously-set predetermined withdraw position [p] where entry of a portion of a body of an operator by way of an opening (19) formed in a protective cover (18a) can be prevented and where safety of the operator is not impaired even if a mounting head of a mounting lane on the other side has undergone collision.. . ...

12/27/12 / #20120324724

Method for making phase change memory

A method for making phase change memory is provided. The method includes following steps. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324723

Method of manufacturing coreless substrate

The present invention has been made in an effort to provide a method of manufacturing a coreless substrate that forms an opening by patterning a dry film for forming the opening onto one surface of a carrier, separating the carrier from the substrate, and removing only the dry film for forming the opening. In the present invention, since the pad can be exposed by removing only the dry film for forming the opening, a process time for forming the opening can be reduced and since a process is simple, a cost is saved.. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324722

Disassembly device

A disassembling device includes a plate, a number of suction cups, a number of fasteners, and a number of rods. The suction cups and the fasteners are respectively disposed at opposite sides of the plate to the fasteners. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324721

Vacuum-sealing-type flexible-film primary battery and method of manufacturing the same

A method of manufacturing a flexible-film primary battery includes forming a first conductive carbon layer on a surface-treated inner surface of a first pouch film to form a positive electrode collector, and forming a positive electrode layer on the first conductive carbon layer to form a positive electrode plate. A second conductive carbon layer is formed on a surface-treated inner surface of a second pouch film to form a negative electrode collector, and a negative electrode layer is formed on the second conductive carbon layer to form a negative electrode plate. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324720

Magnetic head manufacturing method

A magnetic head manufacturing method is provided. The method includes a wafer process, a rowbar process for slicing a bar-shaped rowbar from a wafer passing through the wafer process, and performing lapping, air bearing surface (abs) formation, cleaning, and carbon protective film deposition processes on the rowbar, a write pole test process for measuring an effective track width of the magnetic heads in the bar-shaped rowbar by using a magnetic force microscope (mfm), a scanning hall probe microscope (shpm), or a scanning magneto resistance effect microscope (smrm), a read element test process for measuring electromagnetic conversion characteristics of each of read elements within the bar-shaped rowbar, a slider process for dividing up each of the magnetic heads and machining the bar-shaped rowbar into individual chip shape sliders, and a head gimbal assembly (hga) process.. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324719

Method of manufacturing laminated core

A method including: a first step of preheating a rotor core body 12; a second step of attaching a cull plate 21 onto a surface of the body 12 removed from a preheating device 20; a third step of placing the body 12 in a resin-sealing mold 19; a fourth step of heating and liquefying resin 15 in resin reservoir pots 29 by the mold 19; a fifth step of extruding the liquefied resin 15 into plural magnet insertion holes 13 and curing the resin 15; and a sixth step of ejecting a laminated rotor core 10 from the mold 19 and detaching the plate 21, wherein the second step of attaching the plate 21 and the sixth step of detaching the plate 21 are performed at a same station 22, and the plate 21 detached at the sixth step is used as the plate 21 at the second step.. . ...

12/27/12 / #20120324718

Technique of fixing a permanent magnet in rotor

A technique for fixing permanent magnets of a drive motor rotor for a vehicle may include inserting permanent magnets into a plurality of permanent magnet insertion holes that are formed at a predetermined distance from each other in a circumferential direction of a rotor core, applying magnetic force to the rotor core with a magnetic force generator, such that the magnetic force is formed in an axial or a radial direction of the rotor core to instantly fix the position of the permanent magnets, and adding a fixation material to the permanent magnet insertion holes to fix the permanent magnets.. . ...

12/27/12 / #20120324717

Method and apparatus for making a stator for an electric machine and electric machine stator with high fill factor

A method (20) is described for making a stator (1) of an electric machine, the stator comprising a stator core (2), the stator core comprising a main body and a plurality of slots (8) which are axially extended inside the main body and are adapted to receive bar conductors. (5, 5′, 5″) of a bar stator winding. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324716

Method for wrapping insulating tape on electrodynamic machine insulated coils

Electrodynamic machine conductive coils, such as those found in ac induction motors are wrapped with insulating tape layers. A tape pair having pre-set laterally overlapping (i) coupled first and second tape ribbons is wrapped about at least a portion of an electrodynamic machine conductive coil. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324715

Method for controlling gap in circuit breaker

Disclosed is a method for controlling a gap in a circuit breaker, the circuit breaker configured to interrupt a circuit by separating a movable contactor from a fixed contactor as a cross bar is pressed to be rotated by a pressing member due to bending of a bimetal, the method including: a gap forming step of bending the bimetal by apply of a set current, in a state where the pressing member is coupled to a coupling hole so as to be freely-movable, the coupling hole formed at an upper part of the bimetal; and a gap fixing step of interrupting the set current when a prescribed time has lapsed, and of welding the pressing member to the bimetal.. . ...

12/27/12 / #20120324714

Solid-state imaging device and camera system

A method for manufacturing a solid-state imaging device including the steps of providing a pixel array including pixel circuits arranged in a matrix; and a pixel drive unit configured to drive the pixel array to perform a reset of the pixel array, a signal storage, and an output operation. The pixel drive unit includes a pixel reset control portion to supply a signal for resetting a pixel to the pixel circuits of a plurality of rows. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324713

Method for cold loading an articles

A method of loading an article, such as a self-expanding stent, into a structure, such as a delivery catheter, including the steps of chilling the article to a predetermined temperature, reducing article size a predetermined amount, inserting fluid into the article, whereby the fluid forms a substantially solid plug with respect to the article, and moving the frozen article. Also provided is an apparatus for loading an article into a structure including: an article size reduction element, a chiller connected to the size reduction element, a cold source communicatively connected to the chiller, and a fluid supply communicatively connected to the size reduction element.. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324712

Method for holding parts in a transfer position

A method for holding a plastic fastener on a holding device in a position for transfer to an assembly tool, the method comprising the steps of: locating the fastening element in proximity to the holding device and oriented so that a thin wall on the fastener is aligned with the axis of a projecting needle on the holding device; pressing the fastening element and the holding device together; piercing the thin wall with the projecting needle; forming an opening through the thin wall; and frictionally engaging the needle with the thin wall edge that defines the opening to thereby hold the fastener on the holding device in the transfer position.. . ...

12/27/12 / #20120324711

Method and a device for titling

The present disclosure provides a method and a device for titling, which can achieve automatic correction when deviation occurs between a real titling position of a product to be titled and a preset titling position, so as to avoid an id shift phenomenon, and thus ensure accuracy of titling positions and improve titling efficiency. The titling method provided in the present disclosure comprises: determining a real titling position of a product to be titled; comparing the real titling position with a preset titling position; and titling the product to be titled in accordance with the comparison result.. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324710

Garment fastener

A garment fastener including a first clip with two jaws being resiliently biased toward each other and openable to receive a first portion of a garment grippingly therein, and a second clip having a second set of two jaws being resiliently biased toward each other and openable to receive a second portion of the garment grippingly therein. The invention also includes a central ring, at least one releasable coupler coupled to the first clip and formed and dimensioned to releasably couple the first clip to the central ring. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324709

Two-piece handle design for pressure cooker

An improved pressure cooker design including a two-piece handle utilizing a common connection point to a cover to increase resistance to damage due to over tightening of connecting screws while simultaneously allowing the use of a conventional handle size with a reduction in overall packaging size. The two-piece handle design includes a cover base portion and a cover grip portion wherein a pair of nuts are mounted within the cover base portion to receive coupling screws at both ends of the nuts for joining the cover and the cover grip portion to the cover base portion. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324708

Method and system for a modular connector

It is provided a plugging port for connecting an element to a receiving port of an article in a releasable manner. The plugging port includes a flat portion projected from a body part of the element, two thickened guiding portions, and an elongated boss structure projecting from the flat portion. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324707

Pivot joint assembly

A pivot joint assembly has a first part with a hole. A pivot pin passes through the hole. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324706

Harness

A harness device and method are provided. The device includes a strap having first and second opposite ends. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324705

Generating channel letters using profiles

Forming a channel letter box using a profile, including: determining an incision position on one surface of the profile where at least one surface incision is to be made; surface incising at the determined position; folding the profile at the incision position to form the channel letter box, wherein the profile comprises at least one protruding rib on one surface of the profile; and cutting and attaching a top plate to the channel letter box, wherein a thickness of the top plate is substantially close to a distance from the top of the profile to the top of a top rib of the at least one rib.. . ...

12/27/12 / #20120324704

Hand machine tool

The invention relates to a hand machine tool comprising an intermediate flange, particularly for receiving transmission elements. The flange has at least one base body having at least one bearing point. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324703

Graphene nanoplatelet metal matrix

A metal matrix composite is disclosed that includes graphene nanoplatelets dispersed in a metal matrix. The composite provides for improved thermal conductivity. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324702

Ball joint assembly for attaching cutting unit to yoke

A ball joint assembly for attaching a cutting unit to a yoke includes a two piece ball positioned around the yoke, and a ball housing attached to the end of a lift arm and mounted over the two piece ball and securing the two piece ball to the yoke. The ball housing may have stops limiting angular movement of the two piece ball and the yoke with respect to the ball housing.. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324701

Method for a ladder with a ladder leveler

A method for setting a ladder in place includes the steps of leaning a top edge of the ladder against a work surface and swivel shoes on the bottom end of each leg of the ladder onto ground, positioning the ladder until a bubble of a rung of the ladder indicates a level reading. The method also includes the steps of sliding a rectangular closed box section metal leg having a cap which acts as a stop in an upper housing portion, the upper housing portion has two holes side by side, and a lower housing portion spaced apart from the upper housing portion of a housing of the leg attached to a rail of the ladder and inserting a holder through a hole of the two holes of the upper housing portion and a hole of two rows of holes which are set side by side but offset vertically from each other and extend through the leg.. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324700

Method of using a bag-in-box container system

A method of employing a bag-in-box container system in a dispensing machine includes placing a box in a first orientation, inserting a bag in the box, and closing the box with a portion of a dispensing end of the bag protruding through an opening in a first wall of the box. The first wall is a top surface of the box in the first orientation. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324699

Integrated fastening system

A method for reinforcing, baffling or sealing a vehicle structure by providing a sealing body with an integrated fastening tab.. . ...

12/27/12 / #20120324698

Tire cavity cover and method of protecting

A tire cavity cover to seal the cavity formed between the pair of beads of a tire including a cover member configured to be inserted approximate the beads of the tire, the cover member further comprising a pair of coupling members configured to each receive one of the beads of the tire and, thus such apparatus, functions to eliminates the need (time and effort) for cleaning and significantly reduces tire and tire bead deterioration caused by damaging agents, reduce the time spent cleaning road debris from within the tire cavity and on the tire bead, and protect the bead of the tire and sidewall from damage.. . ...

12/27/12 / #20120324697

Non-slip spacer support system

A non-slip removable spacer for holding a workpiece in place relative to a work surface when interposed therebetween without permanent bonding therebetween. The spacer has a core with generally planar surfaces, with a pair elastomeric coverings applied to the surfaces. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324696

Sheaths used with polymer scaffold

A medical device includes a polymer scaffold crimped to a catheter having an expansion balloon. A sheath pair is placed over the crimped scaffold after crimping to reduce recoil of the crimped polymer scaffold and maintain scaffold-balloon engagement relied on to hold the scaffold to the balloon when the scaffold is being delivered to a target in a body. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324695

Extension tooling apparatus

An extension tooling apparatus can include a delivery portion and a control portion. The delivery portion can include a base element mountable to a fixed surface, an arm pivotably coupled to the base element, and a tool attachment coupled to a tool end of the arm. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324694

Captive fastener assembly and machine using same

A machine includes a threaded fastener connected to, and positioned adjacent, a maintenance feature. A removable cover blocks access to the maintenance feature and includes a captive fastener assembly. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324693

Automated assembly apparatus and method of assembling components by using automated assembly apparatus

While a second component is brought into contact with a first component, the first component and the second component are rotated with respect to each other around a specific rotation axis, and rotation of the first component and the second component is stopped when a moment created around the rotation axis exceeds a predetermined threshold.. . ...

12/27/12 / #20120324692

Dual path gas distribution device

An apparatus for deploying two fluids separately into a reaction chamber is provided. The apparatus includes a first distribution network that is formed on a plate having a distribution face and a dispensing face. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324691

Counter sprocket installation and removal tool

A counter sprocket rotational movement limiting device for installing and removing the fasteners of counter sprockets on motorcycles, comprising of a profile which will engage the teeth of the sprocket and a protruding arm or set of arms configured to come to rest on the top and or bottom of the swingarm, limiting the rotational movement of the counter sprocket.. . ...

12/27/12 / #20120324690

Rivet guide head

A rivet guide head that guides a rivet during a rivet machine drive stroke is provided. The rivet guide head includes a rivet guide body having a rivet guide surface defined along a rivet guide bore having a guide bore axis. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324689

Installation tool for helical threaded insert

An installation tool for helical threaded insert includes a driving section, a series of driving shafts and a series of head tubes. When a user wants to rebuild a broken screw hole, the user can choose one driving shaft and head tube with suitable size for rebuilding the broken screw hole. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324688

Pipe assembling device

A simple, compact, lightweight, and inexpensive pipe assembling device (1) for welding and affixing connection flanges (3, 4) to both ends of a connection pipe (2) with high reproducible accuracy on the basis of electronic data for manufacturing design pipes, the connection pipe (2) comprising a straight pipe or a bent pipe for conveying fluid such as gas or running water. The pipe assembling device comprises a pair of left and right, the first and second flange positioning mechanisms (5, 6), at least one of which can move on a horizontal plane so as to approach and separate from each other in the direction in which the pair is separated from each other. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324687

Resilient ring-shaped clip installation method and apparatus

Disclosed herein is an installation method and apparatus for installing a resilient ring-shaped clip into engagement with a recess of a recipient channel. The apparatus generally comprises a clip delivery structure having a delivery channel formed therein and comprising an input for receiving the clip, a converging portion for radially biasing the clip, and an output for delivering the radially biased clip to the recipient channel. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324686

Buckle

A buckle has a pair of side frame portions; first and second crossbars extending between the pair of side frame portions; a fastening portion disposed on at least one portion of the buckle for fastening a belt-like body. The fastening portion includes a clamping member rotatably supported in the side frame portions, and sandwiching the belt-like body between a free end portion and the first crossbar in a rotating position wherein the free end portion is most closely contacting with the first crossbar from the front surface side of the buckle; and holding devices generating an elastic deformation against a rotation in the clamping member relative to the rotation of the clamping member in a direction of separating the free end portion from the first crossbar.. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324685

Seatbelt buckle apparatus

A seat belt buckle device in which the jumping or roll-over height of a counterweight is decreased allowing the seat belt buckle device to be reduced in size. The seat belt buckle device includes an outer case into which a tongue plate is inserted, a latch member that latches the tongue plate, a slideable release button, and a counterweight that resists sliding of the release button. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324684

Snap hook devices

Snap hooks, particularly snap hooks with a screw lock for mountaineering and climbing are provided. Such snap hooks may include a ring which has a straight side, interrupted by an opening defined by first and second ends, in which said opening is closed by a spring closing element which has an open position and a closed position, said snap hook comprising a separation lever dividing the space enclosed by the ring in two separate areas wherein that said lever is independent from said closing element, and wherein said closing element and said separating lever are hinged to the same hinge.. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324683

Locking mechanism

A locking mechanism for joining an elongate member to an assembly may include a frame, clamp, actuator and link between the clamp and actuator. Stop surfaces on the clamp and actuator cooperate to secure the elongate member. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324682

Clamp

A clamp is for clamping a first member to a second member. The clamp comprises a lever that is rotatably coupled to the first member and a plunger. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324681

Method of forming a clamping ring and a clamping ring

A pipe from a plastic material having memory properties is extruded. The extruded pipe is cut to form a pipe part (7). ...

12/27/12 / #20120324680

Water repellent slider cap for zippers

Water repellent slider caps and zipper structures. Certain embodiments provide a male slider cap that receives a slider to thereby reduce the amount of water introduced around the perimeter of the slider. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324679

Compostable tie

A tie composed of a compostable material can include an elongated strip having a head end and tail end with a body between the head end and the tail end. The tail end can be received in the head end to form a loop with the tie. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324678

Tie holder

The invention is a tie holder comprising an elongate connecting member (22) for connection to a shirt (14) of a person wearing the tie, a first holding member (20) that can be connected to a tie (10), and a second holding member (18) connected to the connecting member (22). In this case, the two holding members (18, 20) can be connected to one another through magnetic force.. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324677

Processing line of bast fiber

A processing line of bast fiber is provided. The processing line is comprised of various devices for carding, cutting, degumming, high temperature washing, separating and water washing, softening, drying, batching and applying oil, permeating and reconditioning, stretching-breaking carding, and combing and sorting. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324676

Nestable tool handle

A handle assembly is disclosed for tools such as shovels and the like having a primary handle and an auxiliary handle. The primary handle includes first and second legs, each of which has a first end that is securable to a tool head such that the first and second legs extend outwardly from the tool head in generally parallel relation to one another. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324675

Multi-directional hinge mechanism

A multi-directional hinge mechanism includes a pair of first rotating assemblies, a second rotating assembly and a connecting member, and is capable of functioning on two perpendicularly-opposed axes.. . ...

12/27/12 / #20120324674

Nozzle assembly with one piece body

A nozzle assembly for a floor care appliance includes a one-piece body. The one-piece body has a first face and a second face that is opposed to the first face. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324673

Device for guiding air in a suction system for a rotary electrical machine

The invention relates to a guidance device (10) of a suction system, said suction system being designed to suck up the dust generated by a brush (1) rubbing against a rotary element (2) in a rotary electrical machine, the guidance device (10) being designed in such a way as to concentrate a stream of air (f) generated by the suction system, near the end of the brush that is in contact with the rotary element (2). The guidance device defines at least one suction chamber (12) shaped so that it opens towards the rotary element, said at least one chamber having walls extending in a longitudinal direction so that said assembly is shaped so as to surround part of a brush near said end. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324672

Vehicle wiper blade including active material de-icer

A wiper assembly includes a wiper blade having a length and an active material actuator provided along a portion of the length of the wiper blade and coupled thereto. The active material actuator is configured to impart a degree of motion to a portion of the wiper blade in response to an electrical actuation signal.. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324671

Enhanced vehicle wiper blade using active materials

A vehicle wiper assembly includes a wiper blade having a length, and an active material disposed along the length of the wiper blade and coupled thereto. The active material includes a shape memory alloy material with a crystallographic phase that is changeable between austenite and martensite, and is elastically deformable and operatively applies a spring force against a portion of the wiper blade when the crystallographic phase is martensite.. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324670

Cat's claw golf tool with tread cleaning

A golf tool for cleaning a cleat or spike may include a top surface, a pair of opposing side surfaces connected to the top surface, a bottom surface opposing the top surface, a front surface connecting to the top surface, the bottom surface and the side surfaces, and a back surface connecting to the top surface, the bottom surface and the side surfaces. The bottom surface may be connected to at least three cleaning fingers to simultaneously clean three cleats of a golf shoe. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324669

Cementitious surface finishing tool system

A modular tool for imparting profile characteristics into fluent cementitious material. The tool has an elongated base forming a permanently fixed blade, and at least one handle. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324668

Orthodontic toothbrush

An orthodontic toothbrush comprising a handle, an attached head, and a plurality of bristles. The bristles define at least one well having the shorter length bristles at the center or bottom of the well and relatively longer length bristles bordering the wells. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324667

Rotatable vehicle doormat device and system

A rotatable vehicle doormat and system includes a generally planar mat having a plurality of protrusions and openings for removing dirt and debris from a user and depositing the same on the ground. The mat is rotatable from an extended position for use, and a retracted position when the device is not in use. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324666

Grip for hair styling device

A grip for a hair styling instrument is described. The grip includes an opening that allows the grip to be moved onto a handle of a hair styling instrument and coupled to the handle during use. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324665

Implement for engaging planar surfaces while effecting translation movements on those surfaces

The implement has a head interconnected to a handle. The head has a projecting insertion element which extends backwardly. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324664

Flexible toothbrush with rigid handle support

The current invention relates to a flexible toothbrush with a rigid handle support that is also compact in size and shape and can be safely used by prison inmates. In order to allow for adequate handle length and still allow for the required radial, axial, and rotational direction flexibility, there needs to be in place on or more structural units within the elongated body and handle portions of the toothbrush that also provide enough support and rigidity in the longitudinal direction so that the user can accomplish the task with the same feel and ability accomplished with conventional toothbrushes that possess rigid thermoplastic or thermoset handles. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324663

Light pack for a paintbrush

There is disclosed a light pack for a paintbrush having a detachable bristle portion, characterized by one or more lights disposed adjacent to at least one side of the handle and aimed to emit light at an angle toward the edge when the bristles are bent when n object is painted. In an embodiment, the paintbrush comprises a handle having a gripping end and a bristle end, and a plurality of bristles having an edge to contact an object being painted, characterized in that the light pack is adapted to be positioned relative to the handle such that one or more lights in the light pack are aimed to emit light at an angle toward the edge when the bristles are bent when an object is painted.. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324662

Cleaning system with attachable dispenser

A cleaning system includes a cleaning implement having a handle and an attachable fluid dispenser that can be secured to the handle of the cleaning implement. A support can be located on the handle, and the support has a section that extends away from the handle. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324661

Cleaning article comprising melamine foam sponge

A cleaning article comprising a melamine foam which comprises a cleaning fluid. Also disclosed a methods for the manufacture of said cleaning articles, and methods for their use in the treatment of hard surfaces.. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324660

Pipeline pig brush

A pipeline pig brush and method of assembly of the pipeline pig brush is provided. The pipeline pig brush has a body with a plurality of recesses provided in an outer surface. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324659

Hair extraction apparatus

A hair extraction apparatus for easy removal of hair and other debris from a brush. The apparatus comprises a base for overlaying bristles of the brush. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324658

Composite shoe upper and method of making same

A bonded mesh composite panel of an upper includes a substrate layer formed from a substrate material, a mesh material layer and one or more skin material layers. The mesh composite can be fabricated by first arranging panels of substrate, mesh and skin layer material into an assembly corresponding to the locations of those panels in a completed upper. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324657

Footwear and method of making thereof

Footwear includes an upper, a sole, and a thread. The upper has upper holes around the upper peripheral. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324656

Method for manufacturing detachable zipper shoe

Method for manufacturing detachable zipper shoe comprises steps of: i. Preparing cardboards: 1) structuring a shoe last, 2) making cardboards, and 3) drawing arrays of marks; ii. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324655

Product for pre-treatment and laundering of stained fabric

A product for pre-treatment and laundering of fabric having a stained portion. The product comprising a pourable aqueous detergent composition and a dispensing cap. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324654

Method and apparatus for controlling motor, washing machine, and method of controlling the washing machine

A method and apparatus for controlling a motor, a washing machine, and a method of controlling the washing machine that efficiently calculate an amount of laundry within a drum are provided. The method of controlling a washing machine that calculates an amount of laundry housed within a drum rotating by a motor, the method includes: accelerating the drum from a first rotation speed to a second rotation speed by enabling the motor to apply torque to the drum in a predetermined direction and decelerating the drum from the second rotation speed to the first rotation speed by enabling the motor to apply torque to the drum in an opposite direction; and calculating the laundry amount from the sum of currents applied to the motor at the accelerating of the drum.. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324653

Product for pre-treatment and laundering of stained fabric

A product for pre-treatment and laundering of fabric having a stained portion. The product comprising a pourable aqueous detergent composition and a dispensing cap. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324652

Solid concentrated fabric softener composition

A solid fabric softening composition is disclosed which includes a quaternary ammonium fabric softening compound which is stabilized to form a solid with a mixture of a water soluble organic salt and a medium to long chain carboxylic acid. This stabilizing combination has been shown to effectively form a solid quaternary ammonium based fabric softening composition with up to as much as 70% by weight of quaternary ammonium compound. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324651

Pad, in particular for use in the nursing care and hospital sector

A pad, in particular for use in the nursing care and hospital sector, has an elastic spacer textile, which is surrounded by an elastic foam body, a separating layer being arranged between the foam body and the spacer textile. The pad can be produced with any desired outer contour by foaming the foam body onto the spacer textile, an uncontrolled penetration of the foam body into the spacer textile and an undesired increase in the compression hardness connected therewith being avoided by the separating layer. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324650

Limb positioner

The invention features devices for positioning and supporting the limb (e.g., an arm or leg) of a patient. The devices provide adjustable support for, e.g., the upper and lower leg. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324649

Automated anti-snoring bed system

The present invention is to provide an automated anti-snoring bed system, which includes a bed designed to support a user lying thereon and internally provided with a driving device, a sensing device able to send out a detection signal toward the user's chest at regular intervals of time and receive a reflected signal returning from the user in response to the detection signal, and a control device. When the sensing device determines that the user is snoring according to the reflected signal, the sensing device sends out a control command to the control device and the control device then drives the driving device to change the configuration of the bed to a mode for stopping the user from snoring. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324648

Body section imaging apparatus

There are provided a gantry with an opening having a central axis inclined so that the opening is directed obliquely downward, a chair disposed obliquely below the gantry, and having an inclined surface for supporting a patient m so that the central axis of the opening and a body axis a of the patient m become parallel, and a chair moving mechanism for driving at least one of the gantry and the chair to insert the patient m into the opening parallel to the central axis of the opening of the gantry. Thus, images can be picked up of the patient m in a comfortable position safely and efficiently.. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324647

Bed cover system

Disclosed is a bed sheet and blanket system and method including a fitted foundation and a selectively detachable connecting sheet or blanket. Embodiments of the invention include a second connecting sheet or blanket disposed above or on top of the first connecting sheet or blanket. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324646

Drawstring fitted sheet

A drawstring secured fitted sheet where the corners are fashioned to avoid binding the string. It has a hem that holds the drawstring that is fabricated separately to allow that the edges of the sheet can be curved. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324645

Yoga mat incorporating non-slip positioning pads

A yoga mat defined by an upper surface and a lower substrate contacting surface, and a peripheral edging, the upper surface having positioned thereon a plurality of textured non-slip positioning pads in parallel relationship, transverse to the longitudinal axis of the mat and extending laterally across the width of the mat or portion thereof, in raised relationship to the upper surface of the yoga mat providing comfortable non-slip tactile contact with the bare hands and bare feet of a yoga practitioner performing certain yoga positions.. . ...

12/27/12 / #20120324643

Portable emergency unit

A portable emergency unit comprises an eyewash and shower station coupled to a chassis. A water tank and a pump are coupled to the chassis and are in fluid communication with the eyewash and shower station so that the pump is operable to supply water from the water tank to the eyewash and shower station when the eyewash and shower station is activated. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324642

Cushion system for a washing/bathing tub

A method for providing a cushion and tub assembly is provided and comprises obtaining a cushion with magnets within the cushion. The method also comprises obtaining a metallic member, the metallic member magnetically attracting to the magnets in the cushion. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324641

Submersible swimming pool deck

A retrofit, submersible swimming pool deck deployable in existing swimming pools without altering the pool infrastructure. The submersible deck includes: (a) a panel, which is configured to be moved reversibly between a lowered state that is substantially parallel to a floor of the swimming pool and a raised state that is substantially flat and horizontal; and (b) at least one motor, operationally coupled to the panel, wherein the motor is configured to effect the reversible movement of the panel between the lowered state and the raised state.. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324640

Biodegradable toiletry apparatus and method

Presently disclosed is a seat cover including a sheet of biodegradable material wound about itself so as to define a hollow core, the hollow core having an interior perimeter sufficiently large so as to fully encompass a toilet seat about a trans-axial perimeter thereof when inserted thereover. Also disclosed is a seat cover including a plurality of biodegradable balls connectedly associated with a substrate, wherein the substrate has substantially the shape of a toilet seat. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324639

Toilet cleaning pad and splash guard

A combination toilet cleaning and splash preventing device includes a sheet of biodegradable material which may be laminated for floating at least temporarily on the surface of the water in a toilet bowl and a pocket in the sheet of material for receiving a portion of the hand of a user, whereby the device can be used to wipe a toilet and/or seat before being placed on the water in the bowl to reduce or prevent splashing.. . ...

12/27/12 / #20120324638

Sports goggle

An interchangeable lens assembly including a first lens, a lens bracket coupled to the first lens, and at least one connection portion disposed around at least a portion of a perimeter of the lens bracket. A goggle including a goggle frame and at least one coupling point disposed on the goggle frame and adapted to couple to the at least one connection portion on the lens bracket. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324637

Aquatic eye cover apparatus and method

An eye cover for use in an aquatic environment is provided. In certain embodiments, the eye cover comprises an elastic headband configured to be worn around a wearer's head and configured in use to cover or surround the wearer's eyes. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324636

Ear protector

A flexible ear protector for protecting the outer ear from heat, chemicals, or sharp objects, using a curling iron, hot comb, blow dryer, scissors, to style hair having a body portion, a front opening for receiving a human ear, a proximate opening, a distal opening, a cavity for receiving a human ear, and a reinforced perimeter for exerting force upon the body portion thereby returning the body portion from a second position to a first position.. . ...

12/27/12 / #20120324635

Goggles with ear warming means

An ear protection device made of thermally insulating fabric for fastening to goggles for winter sport use. The device includes two downward extensions of fabric disposed to overlie the wearer's ears. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324634

Natural fiber impact attenuation system

A natural fiber impact attenuation system capable of protecting a user engaged in a professional, recreational, or competitive activity is disclosed. The system may be constructed partly or entirely of biodegradable natural fiber materials such as cork in an agglomerated or non-agglomerated form. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324633

Method of manufacturing absorbent articles, apparatus for manufacturing absorbent articles and disposable pant

A method of manufacturing absorbent articles (9) includes feeding a longitudinal web (1) of web material having openings (16) such that spaced apart, opposing margins (18) of web material are formed between the respective opening and opposing longitudinal edges of the web material; carrying out a folding action (20) of folding the web about itself along its longitudinal direction; carrying out a second (30) folding action of folding at least a portion of the web along its longitudinal direction; after the second folding action, forming a joint (46) in the web, the joint being formed at least in a part of the region in which the opposing margins have been brought together by the second folding action; finally separating (8) the web through the joint to separate an individual absorbent article from the end of the web.. . ...

12/27/12 / #20120324632

Undergarment

An undergarment designed for both men and women includes two strap portions connected by a crotch panel. A set of fasteners disposed on a set of ends of each of the strap portions enable the fastening together of the two strap portions to form a single strip that encircles the waist of a wearer. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324631

Bra strap covering device

The invention relates to a covering device for attachment around a bra-strap wherein the covering device has three panels, wherein the panels are substantially the same length as the strap length and at least as wide as the strap width, where the two side panels having complementary pairs of fastening devices to secure the side panels around the bra-strap, thereby securing the bra-strap between the panels.. . ...

12/27/12 / #20120324630

Lift support garment system

A garment system enabling helpers or care givers to provide physical assistance to elderly or handicapped persons and the like. The garment system includes a pair of pants, front straps, back straps, side support straps and an inner lining attached to the interior of said pants.. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324629

Clothing such as shorts

The invention provides clothing such as shorts which is capable of fitting excellently to the lower region of the hips of a person and certainly preventing hip hemlines thereof from rising. The clothing includes a stretchable front covering portion 11 and a stretchable back covering portion 12, and a gusset portion 13 disposed between an inner-crotch front portion 16 at the lower end of the front covering portion 11 and an inner-crotch back portion 17 at the lower end of the back covering portion 12 and covering the crotch of the person. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324628

Universal confined seat barrier

The invention is a universal flexible barrier that is first put on the child, and then, when the child is in a confined seat—such as a shopping cart seat, a car seat, a booster seat, a high chair, or even a stroller—the barrier is mushroomed outward from the child to cover the edges of the confined seat. In this manner, the child is protected from the dirt and germs of previous children that might have used the seat, protected from the dirt and germs of adults who may have previously handled the seat, and/or protected from the harsh cleaning solutions often used to clean the seat.. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324627

Head garment

A head garment is provided that has a head band and at least one hair holding component. The head band is formed from an piece of material that is folded over on itself to provide inner and outer layers and a bottom edge. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324626

Ear muff

An ear muff is provided and includes a mounting having at least an end portion to which a support element for a loudspeaker is associated. The support element is configured as a single body with the end portion of the mounting.. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324625

Reusable strapless lace masquerade

The present invention provides a reusable masquerade formed of delicate or fragile material that can be retained to skin surface without straps/bands through a backing and adhesive. Suitable delicate materials may include lace, embroidery, brocade, crochet, netting, fishnet, mesh, tissue paper, sequins, beads, and filigree. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324624

Scarf with hood

A scarf made from a loop of clothing material forms a channel between a front opening and a rear opening. The fastening device secures together opposing portions of a rear perimeter of the loop of clothing thereby reducing a size of the rear opening relative to a size of the front opening and forming a hood within a portion of the channel forward of the fastening device.. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324623

Glove having region of both high coefficient of friction and high permeability to ambient air

A hand covering. The hand covering has at least a portion of a gripping region comprising a first material having a first air permeability and a first coefficient of friction when gripping an article, the first material defining openings therein, other regions of the hand covering except the gripping region comprising a second material having a second coefficient of friction when gripping the same article and a second air permeability lower than the first air permeability, wherein the second air permeability lower than the first air permeability allows a user's perspiration to be more easily removed through the gripping region than through the other regions, wherein the first coefficient of friction is greater than the second coefficient of friction, and wherein the openings in the first material occupy between about 20% and 60% of an area of the first material.. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324622

Golf training device and method therefor

A golf training device has a substantially rigid, sleeve-type member. The substantially rigid, sleeve-type member is configured to be secured over a forefinger of a user's lower hand and a palm area of the user's lower hand directly below the forefinger. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324621

Clamp assembly and apparel containing same

This invention relates to a clamp assembly useful for attaching together two items of clothing, a garment comprising the clamp assembly, and a process for attaching two items of clothing; the clamp assembly including a circular band and a tubular resilient cover having a hollow body, and wherein the clamp is positioned in the hollow and is encased on all sides by the resilient cover.. . ...

12/27/12 / #20120324620

Device, system and method for multi-layered weatherproof touchscreen glove

An electronic touchscreen operative glove, providing a conductive path from the skin to the exterior of the glove, so one need not remove the present glove to operate a touchscreen. The conductive path can be provided from the skin to one or more conductive panels on the tips of one or more finger and/or thumb of the glove. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324619

Moisture activated phantom imaging process and product

Moisture activated invisible stencil technology is created by applying a moisture blocking agent in accordance with an artwork is applied to a base substrate. The base substrate is preferably fabricated of a moisture absorbing material. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324618

Garment including an abrasion resistant fabric

An abrasion-resistant garment may include a first fabric layer with a first recovery property and a first direction, and a second fabric layer with a second recovery property and a second direction. The first recovery property is greater than the second recovery property. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324617

Garment construction

A garment is constructed of a plurality of interchangeable panels. A mirror pair of side panels is selectively attached to a center panel by various attachment means, e.g., a zipper. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324616

Shape changing material

An apparatus may be configured with one or more sensors arranged to detect a first shape-related parameter, one or more control elements arranged to provide a force, and circuitry operably connected to the one or more sensors and the one or more control elements to determine the force provided to the one or more control elements.. . ...

12/27/12 / #20120324615

Sleeves for wear with sleeveless or short sleeved garment or bra with sleeves

A sleeve garment provides sleeves that are worn with a sleeveless dress or top. The sleeve garment includes sleeves and side panels attached to the sleeves. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324614

Disposible protective shield for human body part

The shield is formed of a single thin (approximately 2 mils thick) flexible sheet, which may be made of polyurethane. The sheet has a surface and a peripheral edge. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324613

Wetsuit water catch device

A wetsuit has a plurality of pieces of material that are stitched or glued together to form the wetsuit, a drag-creating section provided on one of the pieces of material. The drag-creating section has a base, and a plurality of water catch devices, each water catch device having a flap piece, with a cavity defined between each flap piece and the base of the piece of material and an opening that leads to the cavity. ...

12/27/12 / #20120324612

Removable jacket sleeves for body armor

A separating garment system has two sleeves and a chest piece and collar that can be opened. The chest piece having a front and a back and having a length in the front and the back such that the chest piece extends downward on a wearer so as to cover no more than a chest of a wearer. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317984

Cell structure thermal barrier coating

. . A rotatable banner support assembly comprises upper and lower plates spaced by at least one spacing fastener and each defining a passage for circumscribing a support member, a plurality of brackets mounted on one of the upper and lower plates to frictionally engage the support member at least one of the brackets being radially adjustable, and a rotatable annular disc disposed between the upper and lower plates and circumscribing the at least one spacing fastener, the rotatable disc configured to retain a banner arm.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A combustor component of a gas turbine engine includes a thermal barrier coating on a substrate, the thermal barrier coating defines a multiple of cells.. . ...

12/20/12 / #20120317983

Systems and methods extracting useable energy from low temperature sources

Simple thermodynamic cycles, methods and apparatus for implementing the cycles are disclosed, where the method and system involve once or twice enriching an upcoming basic solution stream, where the systems and methods utilize relatively low temperature external heat source streams, especially low temperature geothermal sources.. . ...

12/20/12 / #20120317982

Vapour power plant with hermetic turbogenerator

The vapour power plant with hermetic turbogenerator is claimed, such plant provided with the main thermal cycle that works with the low boiling point fluid, and characterized by an additional, internal working fluid cycle that serves to lubricate the slide bearings contained in said hermetic turbogenerator, said additional working fluid cycle consisting of the slide bearings supplying piping connected to the main working fluid cycle at the main cycle pump outlet, of the slide bearings housing, of the return piping that directs the main portion of the working fluid liquid from said slide bearing housing to the working fluid buffer container, and of the emergency slide bearings supply piping that connects said working fluid buffer container, through the emergency slide bearing supply pump, with said slide bearings supply piping, whereby non-return valves are provided before connection point of said slide bearings supply piping and said emergency slide bearings supply piping.. . ...

12/20/12 / #20120317981

Heat recovery steam generator, method for retrofitting a heat recovery steam generator and related process for generating power

A solar receiver (9) is integrated with a heat recovery steam generator (1) to provide additional heat input to the same and increase the steam output. According to embodiments of the invention, a solar heater provides re-heating of a portion of exhaust gases of the hrsg, or a portion of the feedwater is evaporated totally or partially in a solar evaporator, obtaining a steam flow. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317980

Universal heat engine

A universal heat engine is disclosed for converting energy from an input heat source to an output. The universal heat engine comprises a heat engine section and an output section. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317979

Arrangement of two independently operated turbochargers for a combustion engine, and method of operating the two turbochargers

A combustion engine includes two turbochargers which operate independently from one another. Each of the turbochargers is supplied with air via a clean-air pipe with the assistance of a clean-air filter. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317978

Valve stop for engine with exhaust gas recirculation

A butterfly valve includes a body with a bore through which exhaust gas may flow and a valve member rotatably mounted within the bore for restricting flow through the bore. A stop extends into the bore to limit movement of the valve member and prevent the valve member from rotating to a closed position. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317977

Vehicle control system

A method is provided for controlling an engine having an intake manifold and an outlet control device coupled to the manifold for controlling flow exiting the manifold and entering at least one cylinder of the engine. The engine further includes an inlet control device for controlling flow entering the manifold. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317976

Exhaust gas turbocharger for an internal combustion engine having a fresh gas supply device and a corresponding arrangement

An exhaust gas turbocharger for an internal combustion machine, in particular a diesel engine, having an unburnt mixture supply device, includes at least one compressor; at least one exhaust gas turbine; a turbocharger shaft by which the compressor and the exhaust gas turbine are rotationally fixedly coupled; and an energy store for increasing a mass moment of inertia. The energy store is rotationally fixedly coupled to the at least one compressor and the at least one exhaust gas turbine by the turbocharger shaft. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317975

Turbocharger

Turbocharger provided with a bypass valve device comprising a valve element having a shaft movably connected to a valve element support, with a spindle between the valve element support and an adjusting lever extending transversely to the spindle, and an adjusting lever actuating element pivotably connected to the adjusting lever; an annular spring element is provided in at least one of a first position between the valve element and the valve element support and a second position between the adjusting lever and the adjusting lever actuating element, the spring element comprising at least one annular spring steel disc with a bead being configured and dimensioned so as to minimize play between the valve element and its support or between the adjusting lever and its actuating element.. . ...

12/20/12 / #20120317974

Method and system for determining conditions of an air filter

A method for operating a turbocharger wastegate is disclosed. In one example, the wastegate is operated to provide a state of an engine air intake system air filter. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317973

Asymmetrical combined cycle power plant

A combined cycle power plant includes a first engine, a second engine, a first heat recovery steam generator, a second heat recovery steam generator, and a steam turbine. The second engine is relatively more productive but less efficient than the first engine. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317972

Two cycles heat engine

A thermal engine with a heated external chamber capable of generating highly compressed fluid, releasing work energy when injected into a cylinder of an engine equipped with a one cycle cam shaft, thus producing power on every one half revolution of the crank shaft. The exhaust stroke is utilized to pressurize the fluid in the system by forcing the spent fluid into a manifold, pressurized fluid is prevented from returning to the engine by a one way gate valve. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317971

Thermal pendular engine

The engine consists of two sealed containers joined by a near horizontally orientated pipe mounted at a point along its length upon a shaft assembly within which is housed an axle about which the device is free to oscillate, and so constructed as to interact with an attuned complementary pendulum. When a temperature differential exists between the two containers, either by means of heating one container (hot leg) and/or cooling the other (cold leg), the consequent increase in pressure in the hot leg forces a quantity of the encased working fluid along the pipe to the cold leg, thereby creating a weight imbalance and changing the device's planar orientation. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317970

Wave power plant

The present invention relates to a plant for recovery and conversion of kinetic energy in bodies of water to mechanical or electrical energy. The plant comprises a float (3), a pump, a weight (10), one or more buoyancy regulators (11), an accumulator tank (14) and a turbine (15), where the pump is composed of a double-acting cylinder pump (6, 7), where a stationary outer sleeve (7) is connected with a water anchor (8), to which a water anchor (8) a weight (10) and the buoyancy regulator(s) (11) are connected, where a movable inner sleeve (6) is connected to the float (3), in order thereby to provide a relative movement between the stationary sleeve (7) and the movable inner sleeve (6) when the float (3) is moved in the bodies of water, where the float (3) is connected via mooring lines (4) with a moored surface buoy (2), so that the float (3) is arranged with a long side against incoming waves (5).. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317969

Hydraulic pressure controller for continuously variable transmission

Disclosed is a hydraulic control device for a continuously variable transmission which changes the transmission gear ratio by changing the hydraulic pressure (pin, pout) supplied to hydraulic pressure chambers (134, 154) for pulleys in the continuously variable transmission via control valves (217, 218) is changed. In this hydraulic control device, line pressure regulation hydraulic pressure (psrv) which corresponds to the magnitudes of the oil pressure (pin, pout) supplied to the hydraulic pressure chambers (134, 154) is introduced into a regulator valve (212), and line pressure (p1) which is input into the control valves (217, 218) according to the magnitudes of the oil pressure (pin, pout) is subjected to feedback regulation. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317968

Dump truck

A dump truck includes: an oil-cooling center brake; a first hydraulic pump supplying cooling oil to the center brake; a second hydraulic pump supplying cooling oil to the center brake in addition to the cooling oil from the first hydraulic pump; a hydraulic motor driving the second hydraulic pump; a third hydraulic pump supplying hydraulic oil to the hydraulic motor; an open/close valve letting the hydraulic oil bypass the hydraulic motor; and a controller controlling a bypass flow amount at the open/close valve. A capacity of the first hydraulic pump corresponds to a flow amount of the cooling oil required to lubricate a transmission. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317967

Accessory drive for hybrid vehicles

A vehicle includes an internal combustion engine, a first hydraulic pump/motor coupled with the internal combustion engine, and a second hydraulic pump/motor is coupled with at least one driven wheel of the vehicle. A clutch establishes a driving connection between the first hydraulic pump/motor and the internal combustion engine, and selectively interrupts the driving connection when disengaged. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317966

Hydraulic arrangement

A hydraulic arrangement includes at least one pressure unit connected to a hydraulic machine that is operable as a pump and a safety device for the pressure unit. The safety device includes pressure sensors configured to detect a pressure in the pressure unit and an electronic control unit that is connected to the pressure sensors. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317965

Automated hydraulic power system and a method of operating an automated hydraulic power system

The present a hydraulic system and a method for operating a hydraulic system that includes an engine, at least one hydraulic pump, a pump box interposed between the engine and the at least one hydraulic pump, at least one hydraulic clutch pack interposed between the pump box and the at least one hydraulic pump, at least one valve, a hydraulic fluid reservoir, a clutch actuation pump, and one or more electronics. The at least one hydraulic clutch pack selectively transmits torque to the at least one hydraulic pump. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317964

Hydrostatic circuits with variable charge and variable flushing systems

A closed hydrostatic circuit with variable charge and variable flushing systems is disclosed. A variable displacement charge pump is configured to supply charge fluid and pilot control fluid to the hydrostatic circuit. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317963

Reducing agent injection nozzle and nitrogen oxide purification system with reducing agent injection nozzle

A reducing agent injection nozzle includes a nozzle body, the lower end portion of the nozzle body is provided with flat opening surfaces which are inclined so as to face different directions, the opening surfaces of the lower end portion of the nozzle body are each provided with a pair of injection apertures which are opened to the opening surfaces, and the pair of injection apertures are formed so that aqueous urea solutions respectively injected from the injection apertures collide with each other.. . ...

12/20/12 / #20120317962

Dosing module for dosing an urea based reducing agent into a gas exhaust stream

The present invention relates to a dosing module (1) for dosing an urea-based reducing agent into a exhaust gas stream of combustion engine and addressed to an after-treatment system, (30) e.g. Scr or scrt system. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317961

Exhaust device

An exhaust device includes: an exhaust manifold, an upstream-side cone of a catalyst, an exhaust gas sensor, an outer shell, and a sensor chamber. Between the upstream-side cone and the outer shell, an inflow channel is formed. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317960

Catalyst degradation detection device

A catalyst degradation detection device, determines whether a three-way catalyst has degraded on the basis of the maximum value of the amount of oxygen stored by the catalyst. When determining whether the three-way catalyst has degraded, the amount of stored oxygen is calculated, and the responsiveness of change in the output signal of an oxygen sensor to oxygen concentration change in catalyst-downstream exhaust is measured. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317959

Diagnostic system and method for an oxygen sensor positioned downstream from a catalytic converter

A system according to the principles of the present disclosure includes a diagnostic execution module and a diagnostic disabling module. The diagnostic execution module diagnoses a fault in at least one of an oxygen sensor and a catalytic converter based on input received from the oxygen sensor. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317958

Method of operating a motor vehicle with two turbochargers

In a method of operating a motor vehicle, a temperature is measured of a charge-air flow in flow direction of the charge air downstream of a compressor impeller of each of two turbochargers, and a difference between the temperature of the charge air downstream of the compressor impeller of one of the turbochargers and the temperature of the charge air downstream of the compressor impeller of the other one of the turbochargers is determined. The presence of a difference in the temperatures for the turbochargers is an indication that one of the turbochargers operates at a higher rotational speed so as to allow initiation of preventive measures in order to avoid damage as a result of excessive rotational speed.. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317957

Aircraft powerplant

A gas turbine engine system is disclosed which includes a core passage and a bypass passage which can be configured as a fan bypass duct or a third stream bypass duct. The core passage and bypass passage are routed to flow through a nozzle before exiting overboard an aircraft. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317956

Constant volume combustion chamber

A constant volume combustion chamber, combustor, and method for constant volume combustion involve combusting a fuel in a chamber sealed by a pintle having a conical portion fitted into a conical nozzle throat and pulling the pintle away from the nozzle throat to allow combustion products to exhaust through a nozzle outlet. The shapes and surfaces of the pintle and nozzle throat provide for sealing the chamber at high pressures while resisting surface wear. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317955

Surge margin control

A gas turbine engine control system comprising a variable stator vane schedule for normal operation of the gas turbine engine. The system is configured to generate an arm signal indicating potential shaft break. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317954

Glove rake

A glove rake having a palm section, a knuckle section, and finger elements extending from the knuckle section. Each finger element is independently secured to a rake element having a lower section into which the finger element is positioned and an elongated rake section rigidly secured and extending from the lower section. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317953

Flexible platform joined to a conveyor belt for a combine harvester

A flexible platform jointed to a conveyor belt for a combined harvesting, chopping and spinning machine includes a central assembly of parallel augers and an oblique auger on each side of the assembly.. . ...

12/20/12 / #20120317952

Apparatus for harvesting agricultural row crops

An apparatus for harvesting agricultural row crops having stalks, comprising a frame having a front portion and a rear portion, the frame configured for traversing along a field of row crops; a hollow arm mounted adjacent an upper section of the front portion of the frame, the hollow arm comprising a first section disposed along an incline formed by the upper section of the front portion of the frame and the ground, the first section having a first end and a second end; an inlet positioned adjacent the first end of the first section of the hollow arm, the inlet for receiving stalks of row crops; means for cutting stalks of row crops, the means for cutting stalks mounted within the first section of the hollow arm; means for engaging and conveying the stalks along the hollow arm; and a biased guide assembly for accommodating stalks of varied diameters.. . ...

12/20/12 / #20120317951

Agricultural harvester with automatic header coupling

The present invention is related an agricultural machine of the combine harvester type. The machine comprises a feeder (1) and a detachable header (2), the feeder comprising at least one or more rotatable cams (15) and hooks (16), rotatable around a common axis (14), the cams being arranged to gradually lower the distance between the feeder and the header, by rotating the cams (15) away from the header, the hooks being arranged to grip a bar or pin (18) located on the header as the cams are being rotated away from the header, thereby securing the header to the feeder. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317950

Electric lawn mowers

An electric lawn mower may include a mower body including an electric motor, a cutting blade rotatably driven by the electric motor for mowing a lawn, and a battery mount configured to hold a battery where the electric motor is driven by electric power from the battery, and the battery is mountable on the battery mount at a mount position where the battery is positioned higher than the electric motor and rearward of an axis of the electric motor.. . ...

12/20/12 / #20120317949

Electric lawn mowers

An electric lawn mower may include a switch assembly including a first switch, a second switch and a main switch. When the main switch is turned on an electric motor is started. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317948

Electric lawn mowers

An electric lawn mower may include a mower body including an electric motor, a cutting blade rotatably driven by the electric motor for mowing a lawn, a battery mount configured to hold a battery, and a lock including a key and a key receiver for locking and unlocking the electric motor. The key receiver may be spaced from the battery mount and when the key is inserted into the key receiver, the electric motor may be unlocked for operation.. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317947

Ceramic honeycomb structure and its production method

A ceramic honeycomb structure having a large number of flow paths partitioned by porous cell walls, the cell walls meeting the conditions; (a) the cell walls having porosity of 55-80%, (b) the cell walls having a median pore diameter d50 (measured by mercury porosimetry) of 5-27 μm, (c) pores open on cell wall surfaces having an opening area ratio of 20% or more, (d) pores open on cell wall surfaces having a median opening diameter d50 (determined from equivalent circle diameters on an area basis) of 10-45 μm, (e) the density of pores open on cell wall surfaces having equivalent circle diameters of 10 μm or more and less than 40 μm being 350/mm2 or more, (f) the maximum inclination of a curve of a cumulative pore volume relative to a pore diameter (determined from a pore distribution measured by mercury porosimetry) being 1.6 or more, and (g) a ratio d50/d50 of the median pore diameter d50 to the median opening diameter d50 being 0.65 or less.. . ...

12/20/12 / #20120317946

Exhaust gas purification filter

An exhaust gas purification filter 100 includes: a honeycomb structure 10 having partition walls 12, plugging portions 13, and a surface trapping layer 14 having an average pore size of 0.1 μm or more and 5 μm or less, a porosity of 50% or more and 80% or less, and a thickness of 1 μm or more and 50 μm or less. The partition walls 12 have a thickness of 0.05 mm or more and 0.18 mm or less and an average pore size of 10 or more and 18 μm or less, and the proportion of the volume of the pores having a size of twice the average pore size or more in the entire pore volume in a pore size distribution of the partition walls 12 is 5% or more and 40% or less.. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317945

Exhaust gas purification filter

An exhaust gas purification filter 100 includes: a honeycomb structure 10 having porous ceramic partition walls 12 separating and forming a plurality of cells 11 functioning as exhaust gas passages and extending from one end portion 15a to the other end portion 15b, and plugging portions 13 disposed in one side open end portions of predetermined cells 11a and in the other side open end portions of the other cells 11b. The partition walls 12 have a thickness of 0.05 mm or more and 0.18 mm or less and an average pore size of 10 μm or more and 18 μm or less and the proportion of the volume of the pores having a size of twice the average pore size or more in the entire pore volume in a pore size distribution of the partition walls 12 measured by mercury porosimetry is 5% or more and 40% or less.. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317944

Framed air filter and method of making

A framed air filter and method of making. The framed air filter includes a non-self-supporting air filter media with a generally rectangular perimeter with four major edges, a support frame comprised of four support frame portions each portion being mounted on one of the four major edges of the non-self-supporting air filter media, and a support grill that is attached to each of the four portions of the support frame but that is not integral with any portion of the support frame.. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317943

Filter element and housing for a filter element

A filter element (30) for insertion into a housing (10) with a detachable cover (12) has a tubular support structure (22) at which a filter medium (21) is disposed. A front side of the support structure (22) has a coupling section (23; 25) coupled with a clamping device (30; 40) clamping the filter element (20) between a housing body (11) and cover (12). ...

12/20/12 / #20120317942

Honeycomb structure

Connected through-holes are formed by making at least one of the following connection patterns: the connection between a through-hole having an irregular cross-section and an outside through-hole, the through-holes sharing the inner tube, the connection between a through-hole having an irregular cross-section and another through-hole having an irregular cross-section, the through-holes sharing an inside cell partitioning wall, and the connection between a through-hole having an irregular cross-section and an inside through-hole, the through-holes sharing an inside cell partitioning wall.. . ...

12/20/12 / #20120317941

Filter system using plastic frames along structural wall of animal confinement building

A filter assembly including a rectangular inlet frame having a rectangular inlet opening to receive a primary filter and optional a prefilter. The filter assembly may include a rectangular outlet frame and a housing body that is collapsible to have a flattened shipping state and an erect state. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317940

Non v-bank filter for animal confinement facility

A non-v bank filter for an animal confinement application such as for filtering out the porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (prrsv) is provided. The filter may be a deep pleat of synthetic filter media with at least a merv 14 rating and efficiency sufficient to filter out the prrsv in high air flow applications. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317939

Air filter element, filter housing and filter arrangement

An air filter element (10) with a cylindrical central pipe (11) is provided wherein at one end of the central tube (11) a device (18) for transmission of torque from a tool to the air filter element (10) is provided and at the other end of the central tube (11) a fastening device (14) for detachably mounting the filter element (10) in a cylindrical support body (21) by means of an insertion/rotation movement is provided.. . ...

12/20/12 / #20120317938

Replacement cartridge filter with pleated filter media, automatic filter media advance and wireless communications

A replacement filter deployed within a flow channel with a housing having a first frame member and a second frame member that are detachable with an exposure slot formed within the housing. A filter media storage area is within the housing, having unexposed, folded, pleated filter media stored therein. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317937

Suction unit of a vehicle's air conditioning system

A suction unit of a vehicle's air conditioning system has an air flow canal (16), which features a suction opening (18) for fresh air as well as a fan housing (28), which possesses an air inlet (29) and an air outlet (31). The air outlet ending (33) of a water separation chamber (42) is directly limited by an air filter (34), which is positioned upstream from the fan housing (28).. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317936

Method and machine for filling a flexible pouch having a fitment

A machine for filling a flexible pouch having a fitment assembly, a gripper and a filler. The fitment assembly having a tap and a fitment mounted to the pouch body. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317935

Device to aid in the recycling of plastic bags by inserting them into used consumer liquid products containers for compact storage and transport

A device for inserting plastic bags into empty consumer product's container, such as soda bottles in which to bottle a is secured to the base b of the device, a small chamber c is secured to the top of the bottle. A wadded-up plastic bag is placed into the chamber. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317934

Packing device of tofu

A tofu packing apparatus for packing plural tofu blocks in individual packs for sales includes a conveyor for conveying the plural tofu blocks cut to a predetermined size and arrayed at predetermined intervals, and a paired grasp plates be driven in the direction to approach each other. The tofu blocks cut to a predetermined size are grasped with the paired grasp plates, moved to predetermined positions above packaging packs conveyed to predetermined positions with the packaging pack conveyance apparatus, and dropped and packed in the packaging packs through release of grasp by the paired grasp plates. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317933

Latch mechanism for front opening lid

A latch with a handle that is elastically biased in the closed position. The latch is attached to the lid via a handle, and when the handle is disengaged from the lid, the latch can be rotated away from the lid. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317932

Packaging apparatus and method

A method and apparatus are shown for securing a top for a cardboard carton where the carton has a bottom wall and integral sidewalls, an initially open interior and initially open top flaps with outwardly extending ears. The top flaps are folded to a carton closing position which closes off the initially open interior of the cardboard carton. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317931

Packaging apparatus and method

A method and apparatus are shown for securing a top for a cardboard carton where the carton has a bottom wall and integral sidewalls defining an initially open interior and initially open top flaps with outwardly extending ears, the initially open top flaps being integrally formed with a first pair of opposing sidewalls of the carton. The top flaps are folded to a carton closing position which closes off the initially open interior of the cardboard carton. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317930

Apparatus and methods for inserting food products into packages

Apparatus and methods for inserting food products into packages are disclosed, and in particular apparatus and methods for inserting generally thin or planar food products from a stack of such food products into a package. A stacker assembly includes a pusher mechanism for advancing a bottommost food product or products from the stack toward an opening or edge disposed above a package so that the food product or products can fall into the package.. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317929

Cell tray, use thereof and method for handling containers

The present invention provides a novel cell tray for transporting a plurality of containers in a diagonal loading pattern and a method for handling containers. The cell tray includes a rectangular frame and a loading surface which is defined by the frame and is configured to support container bottoms in a number of bottle positions such that a number of bottle positions is arranged to accommodate a different number of containers on the tray in a loading pattern. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317928

Multiple-opening container and method

A multiple-opening container is configured to facilitate the simultaneous opening of two or more material containing compartments, thus allowing for the material contents within the multiple containing compartments to be suitably mixed upon pouring into another container. As a result of the simultaneous opening and pouring ability facilitated by the multiple-opening container, the time for mixing of multiple materials, such as beverages, fluids, powders or other like contents, can be suitably reduced. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317927

Vacuum tray-filling

An apparatus for lifting a predetermined number of solid medicants from a supply location and depositing them in a packaging container comprised of one or more cavities in a predetermined orientation using a pressure differential across the medicants may include a head assembly including at least one of a substantially sealed enclosure or a hollow chamber having a plurality of apertures providing fluid communication between the at least one of the substantially sealed enclosure or the hollow chamber and the ambient air, the plurality of apertures spatially arranged to correspond with a plurality of cavities of a packaging container, the head assembly including a port having a coupling communicating with the at least one of the substantially sealed enclosure or the hollow chamber. The apparatus may also include a vacuum source in communication with said coupling at least one of directly or via a flexible tube.. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317926

Process and apparatus for packaging bags

A method for packaging bags includes providing a plurality of bags arranged in a stack; moving the stack of bags to a tube; rotating the stack of bags to form a rolled set of bags; and moving the rolled set of bags into a packaging container. A system for carrying out the method includes a plate having an open gap sized to support the stack of bags over the open gap; a tube having a longitudinal slot oriented to receive the stack of bags; a finger arrangement to move the stack of bags into the tube and then rotate the stack into a rolled set; and a push member to move the rolled set of bags into a packaging container.. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317925

Apparatus for nesting containers

Another objective of the invention is to accumulate a predetermined number of bottles in rows to be bundled by establishing a first barrier to retain the bottles on the conveyor and using second barrier to control the number of rows to be included in the bundle.. . ...

12/20/12 / #20120317924

Aseptic packaging installation having aseptic buffer zones

An aseptic packaging installation in individual containers, comprising a stand on which there is mounted an enclosure (3) that has a floor (4) with an overhead ceiling (6) and that receives at least one rotatable platform (7) in a packaging zone (z1) subjected to a sterile laminar stream flowing vertically from the ceiling of the packaging zone at a rate that is adapted to establish in the packaging zone a first pressure (p1) that is greater than the surrounding pressure, the installation being characterized in that the enclosure is provided with laminar stream exhaust means for removing the laminar stream from the packaging zone via a buffer zone extending between the packaging zone and the floor.. . ...

12/20/12 / #20120317923

Structural insulated building panel

A structural insulated panel is composed of a structural member in a corrugated form and a cohering, insulating filler material. The structural member has a plurality of front surfaces spaced laterally apart from each other and a plurality of back surfaces spaced laterally apart from each other and spaced apart in depth from the front surfaces. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317922

Ecological greening wall and construction method thereof

An ecological greening wall and a construction method thereof are provided. The ecological greening wall comprises a plurality of fixed poles (2) arranged at intervals on the ground (1), and a reinforcement (3) with openings is fixedly connected between the fixed poles (2) and arranged along the fixed poles (2) in a vertical direction. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317921

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. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317920

System of tying, cleaning and re-cementing masonry using port anchors

A port anchor system and method for anchoring and cementing adjacent and often separated leaves (layered structures) of masonry. The method and various embodiments have the capability of being used for anchoring, cleaning and flushing of old mortar, and injecting grout into internal masonry voids, thereby tying and re-cementing or cementing the masonry mass back together. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317919

Building structures and construction methods

A system including a column (12), a first connecting element (30) extending from the column (12), a beam (14), and a second connecting element (70). The beam includes a base wall (42) at least partially defining a cavity (40) and a cutout (48) in the base wall (42) that is configured to receive the column (12) and that is configured with respect to the first connecting element (30). ...

12/20/12 / #20120317918

Connection of metal segments of a tower

A method for connecting metal segments of a tower includes connecting at least two metal segments of the tower by the use of connecting elements. A paste is provided between the tower segments for filling at least a part of a gap between the segments. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317917

Support structure and system providing element protection

A structural support system with a means for capturing and channeling elements originating from an exterior surface is disclosed. More specifically, the support system not only creates a dry area under a deck but is also a load bearing component of the deck. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317916

Flooring material and a rotational body used therewith

Provided are a flooring material and a rotational body used therewith which are adapted to improve quality reliability in flooring materials by stably providing not only a fastening force in the horizontal direction but also a fastening force in the vertical direction when flooring panels are assembled with each other, thereby facilitating assembly of the flooring panels and strengthening the joining force due to assembly. To this end, the flooring material according to one embodiment of the present invention is a flooring material formed by assembling a plurality of flooring panels together, comprising: a recessed part which is formed at one end of a flooring panel; a tongue part which is formed so as to assemble in the recessed part at one end of another flooring panel; an accommodating recess which is formed in the recessed part; and a rotational body which is accommodated so as to be able to rotate in the accommodating recess and secures the tongue part by being rotated in one direction when the tongue part is assembled in the recessed part, and releases the tongue part from the secured state by being rotated in the opposite direction when the tongue part is separated from the recessed part.. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317915

Self-hanging notched ceiling tile

A ceiling tile with two pairs of outer straight opposing edges for a suspended ceiling having a grid with an opening with two pairs of near-horizontal opposing flanges on which the outer edges of the tile are supported. Two opposing notches on one of the pair of edges receive and rest upon one of the pairs of opposing flanges to vertically hang the ceiling tile.. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317914

Continuous thermal insulation and fire protective composite placed on thermo-grid designed for wind load transfer

The present invention relates to construction materials and more specifically, to a continuous composite exterior insulation system and cladding used in the construction of building walls and structure, to control heat transfer, rain-water penetration, air and water vapor transmission while providing fire protection to a building enclosure. This invention relates to a thermal upgrade of existing and new buildings. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317913

Grooved tiles, grooved tile assemblies and related methods

Grooved tiles, grooved tile assemblies, methods of manufacturing grooved tiles, and methods of forming grooved tile assemblies are disclosed. The tiles of the present invention include grooves or recesses in the top surface that form one or more complete patterns and/or partial patterns, and that may intersect with one or more edges of the tile. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317912

Decorative concrete and method of installing the same

A decorative concrete product and method of making the same is provided. The concrete surface carries a unique textural and visual decorative pattern that is troweled over the uncured surface. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317911

Board assembly

A floor board assembly convenient to lay is characterized in that, in one embodiment, it comprises a frame, a filler board and an upper material with the frame and filler board affixed to the underside of the upper material. The frame includes latch tongues that extend outwardly from the lower side edges of the frame, and the tongues have locking projections that fit into recesses arranged just inside the periphery of the underside of the frame. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317910

Casing for openings of buildings with enhanced thermal insulation capacity

A casing (1; 50) for openings of buildings with enhanced thermal insulation capacity comprising a first tubular section (2; 51) which is fixed to the perimetrical wall delimiting the opening, and a second tubular section bar (3; 52), cooperating with the first section bar (2; 51) in order to hermetically close the opening and capable of supporting one or more front panels (4, 5) of interface between the inner environment and the outer environment of the building. At least one of the first section bar (2; 51) and the second section bar (3; 52) presents a plurality of through openings (6; 53) which create within at least one of the tubular section bars (2, 3; 51, 52) a continuous flow of circulating air which, due to the temperature difference between the inner environment and the outer environment, forms a natural thermal barrier in any astronomical season.. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317909

Rain screen siding system

A rain-screen siding system for buildings, including clips to support siding boards parallel with a flat surface of a building wall structure but spaced apart from the building wall to allow air to circulate between the building wall structure and the siding boards. The clips include paired, opposed channels and the siding boards have tongues that fit into the channels. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317908

Panel connector

Described is a building connecting apparatus for receiving structural members including frames and panels. The apparatus includes a main body having a central opening for receiving an extension member attached to a slot plate. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317907

Log with thermal break

A log for a log home has a plurality of pockets formed within the body of the log. The pockets are filled with foam to enhance the thermal rating of the log. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317906

Modular slab and modular surface system

A removable modular slab for use in the construction industry includes upper, lower, and first and second opposing end surfaces, and a conduit extending from the upper surface to an end surface. The slab is abuttable with a second removable modular slab, having: (i) a conduit extending from the upper surface to an end surface, and/or (ii) a cavity extending from an end surface into the slab, whereby the conduits mate to form an elongate conduit through the two slabs. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317905

Load-bearing member with hollow fastener

A load-bearing member such as a beam, column, girder or post comprises an elongated body defining a rigid structure for bearing a load. A hollow fastener extends through the body from a first side of the body to a second side of the body. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317904

Wall panel and method

The disclosure provides a system and method for constructing support structures in buildings or other projects, which can support molds for use when pouring reinforced concrete slabs. The disclosed structures can accommodate more than one molds stacked vertically one over the other, and can remain in place to define walls or other separators in the completed structure. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317903

Solar control double glass

A solar control double glass which is capable of preventing occurrence of dew condensation is provided. The solar control double glass comprises two glass plates (a), (b) superposed through a spacer 24 therebetween, a gap between the two glass plates forming a hollow layer 20, wherein an adhesive resin layer 18 and a heat-ray absorption layer 14 comprising a tungsten compound are provided on a surface on the hollow layer 20 side of the glass plate (a) 11 in this order, and a heat-ray reflection layer 16 is provided on a surface on the hollow layer 20 side of the glass plate (b) 12.. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317902

Modular wall system

A modular wall system for a building structure that includes a plurality of pre-fabricated wall sections that are attachable to each other to form the foundation for the building structure. Each wall section forms the entire length of a wall of the foundation. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317901

Photovoltaic roofing systems and methods for installing them

The present invention relates to photovoltaic roofing systems in which photovoltaic elements are disposed upon roofing elements such as shingles, tiles, shakes or slates. For example, in one embodiment, the present invention provides a photovoltaic roofing system comprising: a first plurality of horizontally-arranged roofing elements; a bus bar batten system extending across the headlap regions of the first plurality of roofing elements, the bus bar batten system comprising one or more rigid supports and an electrical interconnection system; a first plurality of photovoltaic elements, each disposed on a butt region of one of the first plurality of roofing elements, each operatively engaged with the electrical interconnection system of the bus bar batten system; and a second plurality of horizontally-arranged roofing elements disposed on the roof deck and covering the bus bar batten system and the headlap regions of the first plurality of horizontally-arranged roofing elements.. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317900

Multi-functional photovoltaic skylight and/or methods of making the same

Certain examples relate to improved solar photovoltaic systems, and/or methods of making the same. Certain improved building-integrated photovoltaic systems may include concentrated photovoltaic skylights having a cylindrical lens array. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317899

Modular wall system

A moveable and demountable wall panel system for defining an office space with a plurality of wall panels disposable in a substantially upright manner between a floor and a ceiling each having respectively a series of uppermost and lowermost deviations. The system includes at least one prefabricated frameless panel, the top edge of each panel being provided with a ceiling track configured for being removably insertable into a corresponding ceiling rail. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317898

Foldable structure

A foldable structure is adjustable between a folded condition for storage and shipping, and an unfolded condition for occupation by one or more users. The foldable structure may be substantially prefabricated at a manufacturing facility, transitioned into its folded condition, and placed into a shipping container for shipping to a destination site. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317897

Pivoting shelters

A pivoting shelter comprises a support member, such as a support post, and a pivot affixed to the support member. The pivoting shelter has a shelter member attached to the pivot such that the shelter member is capable of rotating relative to the support member about a rotational axis. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317896

Structural barrier system

An environmental barrier composition and method of use for forming a structural barrier system to seal structural openings such as doors and windows is provided. The composition includes a liquid rosin that is silyl-terminated polyether, a filler material, and a curing catalyst. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317895

Modular wall system

A wall panel of a moveable and demountable frameless wall panel system that is secured between a floor of a room and a ceiling rail secured to a ceiling of the room. The wall panel includes a frameless panel, an upper clamp assembly, a ceiling track configured to be removably inserted into the ceiling ran, a lower clamp assembly, a first height adjustment mechanism secured to the lower clamp assembly, a second height adjustment mechanism, and a bottom floor channel receiving the first height and second height adjustment mechanisms.. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317894

Modular wall system

A moveable and demountable wall panel system for defining an office space with a plurality of wall panels disposable in a substantially upright manner between a floor and a ceiling each having respectively a series of uppermost and lowermost deviations. The system includes at least one prefabricated frameless panel, the top edge of each panel being provided with a ceiling track configured for being removably insertable into a corresponding ceiling rail. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317893

Security systems and methods of using same

Described herein are security systems for both preventing intrusion by an unwanted party and detecting or locating where the attempted intrusion has occurred. The security systems in a broad aspect comprise a wall, at least one elongated coupling member attachable to the wall, at least one partitioning member that is at least partially transparent, at least one proximity sensor system associated with at least one of the elongated coupling member or at least one partitioning member; and at least one light associated with the proximity sensor system that is activatable by the proximity sensor system.. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317892

Sheathing edge protector and roof safety anchor assembly incorporating the same

A roof safety anchor assembly for securing a safety lanyard to a roof truss. The assembly includes an anchor plate secured to the roof truss, an edge protector secured to an edge of a sheet of sheathing attached to the roof truss; and a choke cable secured to the anchor plate at a first end and to the lanyard and passing over the protector therebetween. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317891

Molded sectioned riser and locking cover

A cover for a structure may include a plate including upper and lower surfaces. A rim portion of the lower surface may be configured to contact an edge of the structure. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317890

Seating system

An example of the disclosed seating system includes a plurality of seating risers configured to telescope relative to one another, and at least one of the seating risers is a powered seating riser configured to deploy and retract the seating risers. Further included is a control pendant. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317889

Motion simulator theater with suspended seating

A motion simulator theater equipped with a passenger carrying apparatus. Passengers move into a boarding space where they board the passenger carrying apparatus, while the passenger carrying apparatus is in a first or boarding position. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317888

Active/adaptive building structural components

A building, comprises at least a first wall including a plurality of first members each having a fixed length and a plurality of second members each having a variable length, the first members and the second members being coupled in a lattice structure. The second members are configured to lengthen or shorten in response to structural strain or pressure caused by thermal cycling of the building.. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317887

Device for closing an opening in a chamber wall

Device for closing an opening in a chamber wall of a low-pressure chamber or vacuum chamber, which has at least one movably mounted closure element (1), at least one main body (2) with a through-opening (3) and at least one seat (4), which surrounds the through-opening (3), wherein the through-opening (3) can be made congruent or is congruent with the opening in the chamber wall, and wherein the device has at least one open position of the closure element (1), in which the through-opening (3) is exposed by the closure element (1), and at least one closed position of the closure element (1), in which the through-opening (3) is completely closed using the closure element (1), and has at least one elastic seal (5) with at least one inflatable chamber (6), wherein, in the closed position, the seal (5) is arranged between the closure element (1) and the seat (4) and the closure element (1) is sealed with respect to the seat (4) and wherein the elastic seal (5) has in addition to the inflatable chamber (6) at least one safety chamber (7) for receiving a fluid from the inflatable chamber (6) in the event of a leak in the inflatable chamber (6).. . ...

12/20/12 / #20120317886

Cover module

A cover module is provided, including a main body, a rotary nub, a cam connected to the rotary nub, and at least a slider. The rotary nub and the cam are pivotally disposed on a first side and a second side of the main body, respectively, wherein the second side is opposite to the first side. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317885

Sealing device and corresponding assembly

The invention relates to a sealing device which includes: a base body (30) suitable for sealing an opening (8), movable between an open position and a closed position; a thrust element (34) having first (36) and second (38) ends, and a tight configuration and a slack configuration, the first end (36) of the thrust element being connected to the base body (30). The sealing device also includes a linking element (42) connected to the base body (30) and connected to the second end (38) of the thrust element. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317884

Set-up station door apparatus for a machine tool

The present invention relates to a set-up station door apparatus for a machine tool, including: safety guard protecting a multi-pallet system of a machine tool; door member that consists of a first door member and second door member and can move between a first position where a set up station is closed and a second position where the set-up station is opened in a direction that each side of the first door member and the second door member moves away from and close to each other, respectively; a door support member that is disposed at a side of the safety guard adjacent to the door member and guides the movement of the door member by being combined with the door member; and a door guide member that is disposed at the door member and guides movement of the door member by being combined with the door support member.. . ...

12/20/12 / #20120317883

Door opening and closing device

Provided is a door opening and closing device wherein the device width can be made small and wherein the movement of a retraction arm can be stabilized. In a body case (102) which is slender and extends in one direction, there is provided an arm block (121) for a retraction arm (104) which rotates from the open state to the closed state. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317882

Grain bin lid assembly

A bin lid assembly includes a lid member arranged to span across an opening in the roof of a grain storage bin. The lid member is supported by a hinge which is biased towards a closed position extending forwardly across the bin opening from an open position extending rearwardly. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317881

Composting garden pot

This new composting opaque garden pot (1) of chosen shape, size, and material has at least two removable partitions (2) with multiple root holes (3) covered by a sliding plate (4) forming plant and composting chambers. The plant chamber has a side excess water drain hole (6); an inside plant stem support tube insert (7) and filled with garden soil (11). ...

12/20/12 / #20120317880

Seed-borne, soil amendment method and composition

A material for assisting in at least one of germination, protection, hydration, and thriving of seeds and the plants originating therefrom treats a seed with a tackifier or binder, such as corn syrup or the like, which secures a layer of hydrating polymer particles thereto. Nutrients, protectants, and the like may be absorbed in the polymer before or after coating of a seed thereby. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317879

Watering systems, platforms for watering systems, greenhouses with watering systems, and methods of watering

Platforms, watering systems, greenhouses with watering systems, and methods of watering plants.. . ...

12/20/12 / #20120317878

Method for producing fuel briquettes from high moisture fine coal or blends of high moisture fine coal and biomass

An apparatus and method are provided for producing fuel briquettes from high moisture fine coal. The apparatus includes a coal fine pelletizer, a pellet dryer and a fuel briquette former all provided in-line for the efficient production of fuel briquettes. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317877

Process for biodiesel production from a yeast strain

Disclosed herein are methods and compositions related to the production and extraction of oils and biodiesel from noleaginous yeast, such as a new yeast isolate of the genus pichia. Also disclosed herein are methods for providing fermentation conditions for the production of yeast in high density using inexpensive raw materials including crude glycerol and corn steep liquor.. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317876

No-sulfur fuel lubricity additive

Reacting an alkylene carbonate, such as ethylene carbonate, with dimer acid in the presence of a catalyst, such as a tertiary amine catalyst, gives a dimer acid diester having essentially no sulfur, and thus may be added to ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel downstream of a refinery. The diester enhances the lubricity properties of hydrocarbon fuels, increases their service life and fuel efficiency. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317875

Systems and methods for processing glycerol

Systems and methods for processing glycerol into one or more products are provided. In at least one specific embodiment, the method can include decreasing a ph of a mixture comprising glycerol and fatty acids to produce an emulsion comprising a glycerol-rich portion and a fatty acids-rich portion. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317874

Nitrogen free deposit control fuel additives

The present invention provides a nitrogen-free fuel detergent additive, fuel additive compositions containing the same, and fuel compositions containing the same, for use in internal combustion engines, where the additive is the reaction product of (i) hydrocarbyl phenol, cresol or similar material and (ii) a aldehyde, in the presence of an optional catalyst, wherein the additive provides acceptable engine deposit control that is comparable and/or better than the deposit control provided by nitrogen-containing fuel additives.. . ...

12/20/12 / #20120317873

Hydrothermal hydrocatalytic treatment of biomass

A method of hydrothermal hydrocatalytic treating biomass is provided. Lignocellulosic biomass is treated with a digestive solvent to form a pretreated biomass containing soluble carbohydrates. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317872

Process to produce biofuels from biomass

Biofuels can be produced by: (i) providing a biomass containing celluloses, hemicelluloses, lignin, nitrogen compounds and sulfur compounds; (ii) contacting the biomass with a digestive solvent to form a pretreated biomass containing carbohydrates; (iii) contacting the pretreated biomass with hydrogen in the presence of a supported hydrogenolysis catalyst containing (a) sulfur, (b) mo or w, and (c) co and/or ni incorporated into a suitable support to form a plurality of oxygenated intermediates, and (vi) processing at least a portion of the oxygenated intermediates to form a liquid fuel.. . ...

12/20/12 / #20120317871

Methods and apparatuses for forming low-metal biomass-derived pyrolysis oil

Embodiments of methods and apparatuses for forming a low-metal biomass-derived pyrolysis oil are provided. The method comprises the steps of filtering a biomass-derived pyrolysis oil with a high flux rate filter arrangement having a flux rate of about 10 l/m2/hr or greater to form a low-solids biomass-derived pyrolysis oil. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317870

Method and apparatus for use in the extermination of bed bug infestations

The invention disclosed is a mobile apparatus for use in the extermination of household pests, particularly bed bugs, found upon furniture, furnishings, and personal effects (“infested items”), whereby the infested items may be removed from their usual household environment (i.e., removal of a bed from an infested bedroom, etc.) and placed within the apparatus that then increases the temperature of the infest items to a degree lethal to the respective pest sought to be eradicated.. . ...

12/20/12 / #20120317869

Flying insect attraction station

A flying insect station for attracting and killing insects on the exterior and interior of a structure is disclosed. The flying insect station includes features for attracting and killing files within a shortened window of time, preferably within one hour. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317868

Flying insect attraction station

A flying insect station for attracting and killing insects on the exterior and interior of a structure is disclosed. The flying insect station includes features for attracting and killing files within a shortened window of time, preferably within one hour. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317867

Bait dispenser

A bait dispenser for use by an angler and comprising a container into which bait can be loaded, the container attachable to a line and arranged to open upon impact with the water, the container comprising two container parts (10, 11) hinged together at a rear end thereof, a spring (15) arranged for urging the dispenser open and a stop member (19) arranged for limiting the opening of the two container parts.. . ...

12/20/12 / #20120317866

Line cutter for fishing rods

An improved line cutter for fishing rods is provided, comprising a reel seat having a base, wherein the base includes a trigger extending from the base. A slot is formed into the trigger, wherein the slot is adapted to accept a portion of fishing line. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317865

Reverse gear box device

A reverse gear box device is disclosed that provides an ergonomic fit while making it easy to access a drag lever. The reverse gear box device is configured to fit ergonomically in the hand of a user, allowing for secure and comfortable grip of the gear box device, regardless of whether the drag lever is located in an engagement position or a maximum drag position. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317864

Fishing system to attract fish

A motion system for fishing lures provides vibration, buzz and hum to a conventional fishing lure or that is integrated to an interior portion of a fishing lure. The motion system enables the lure to give of signals and/or vibrations like a wounded fish may give off, without the fisherperson moving the lure. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317863

Animal scent lure systems and devices

Animal scent lure systems and devices are provided in which scent element holder devices are employed to removably secure a scent element to an animal decoy, for example, to attract wild animals such as deer. For example, an animal lure device includes a scent element holder device for removably holding an animal scent element. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317862

Adjustable base for an optic

A gun sight base which is designed to allow the user to quickly adjust the elevation of the attached gun sight as a means to affect the trajectory of a projectile discharged from the host firearm. Provided is a removable, pre-calibrated adjustment cam which is in operational contact with the attached gun sight. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317861

Sight mount for antique rifles

A sight mount for mounting an optical sight to the tang of an antique rifle or replica without undesirable modification to the rifle is provided. The sight mount includes a tang mount porting having first and second tang mounting openings positioned to cooperate with spaced fasteners extending through a top side of the tang of the rifle, a scope mount portion configured to detachably receive in a mounting relation thereto a sight and position the sight at a spaced location above and generally parallel to the barrel of the rifle when the tang mount portion is mounted to the tang of the rifle, and a vertical plate portion joining together said tang mount portion and said scope mount portion.. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317860

Locking front sight for a firearm and firearm with locking front sight

A front sight for a weapon, the front sight having: a mounting block; a tower pivotally mounted to the mounting block for movement between a first position and a second position; a first locking mechanism comprising a plurality of spring biased members for retaining the tower in the first position and the second position, the plurality of spring biased members being configured to allow movement of the tower between the first position and the second position in response to a force applied to the tower; and a second locking mechanism configured to lock the tower in the second position, wherein the second locking mechanism must be manually released before the tower can be moved from the second position to the first position.. . ...

12/20/12 / #20120317859

Firearm including improved hand guard

A firearm includes a receiver and a barrel connected to the receiver. A hand guard extends from the receiver and defines a hand guard bore. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317858

Hand gun

A changeover system is provided for a hand gun comprising at least two different barrels, able to be applied exchangeably on a first grip piece of a weapon, for bullets of different caliber, with at least two different magazines for cartridges of different caliber able to be applied exchangeably on a first grip piece of a weapon. Such a system has at least a second grip piece of the same weapon type, provided for a smaller caliber, on which at least one security arrangement against interchange is provided, which prevents the application of a barrel and/or of a magazine of a larger caliber on the grip piece provided for a smaller caliber. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317857

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. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317856

Caliber conversion for pistol

A robust and convenient caliber conversion kit is described, for example, for the higher-caliber glock® semi-automatic pistol. The caliber conversion kit has an internalized spent round extractor for more reliability. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317855

Accessory for weapon muzzle

A weapon accessory in the likeness of a human, animal, mythical, or other creature, or a part of the creature, has a longitudinal passageway adapted to allow a projectile to exit the muzzle through the accessory. The projectile passageway opens through a mouth, eye, nose/nostril, or ear structure. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317854

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. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317853

Accessory for weapon muzzle

A weapon accessory in the likeness of a human, animal, mythical, or other creature, or a part of the creature, has a longitudinal passageway adapted to allow a projectile to exit the muzzle through the invented device. The projectile passageway opens through a mouth, eye, nose/nostril, or ear structure. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317851

Signboard and signboard system for display behind vehicle windshield

The present disclosure relates to a sign adapted for display in a vehicle. More particularly, the present disclosure relates to a signboard that may be hung behind a vehicle's windshield to display various pre-selected or selected information, such as removable information that may easily revised as well as more permanent information that may be pre-printed on the signboard. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317850

Flap sensor activated greeting cards

The interactive flap sensor activated greeting card of the present invention contains an audio module and a series of “window flaps” across the inside of the greeting card. When the greeting card is opened, a short audio prompt instructs the user to open a series of flaps inside the card to hear further audio messages or sound clips that correlate with the art work inside the card. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317849

Display card and package film thereof

A display card and a package film thereof are provided. The display card comprises a package film, a second protection layer, a pattern and a flexible display device. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317848

Ripper boot including a male carrier and a replaceable female tooth

The present invention relates to an improved ripper boot. In particular, the invention relates to a ripper boot having a male carrier portion for engaging a replaceable female tooth or cap having a high tensile tip. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317847

Dragline bucket, rigging and system

A dragline bucket includes a bottom wall, a pair of sidewalls and a rear wall that collectively define a cavity. The sidewalls each have a large downward taper of at least about 7 degrees in at least its forward area. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317846

All-terrain vehicle

Embodiments of an all-terrain vehicle for ski track setting, military applications, gardening, etc are described herein which include a rear section having a power train and a first set of drive wheels coupled to the power train so as to be driven thereby, a front section having a drive train and a second set of wheels coupled to the drive train so as to be driven thereby; and a universal coupler that attaches the front and rear sections together and that allows free controlled movement therebetween. The drive train of the front section is coupled to the power train so as to be driven thereby. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317845

Pressure relief system for footwear

A shoe having a last which includes a shape and volume that reflects the thickness of an internal sock liner, and a shoe interior made specifically for inclusion of the sock liner. The sock liner itself includes an anatomically shaped foot bed surface with a cupped heel, contoured arch, radiused forepart and beveled toe area. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317844

Outsole with pods and grooves

An outsole designed to enable stability when standing, facilitate sole flexibility and encourage unhindered natural foot motion between the foot and the ground, the outsole including a top face and a bottom face, the bottom face having a plurality of anatomically placed pods for engaging directly with a walking surface, and a plurality of contact points forming a stable platform for the wearer while standing, the top face including a flex groove matrix having a first plurality of grooves which extend transversely across the top face from the inside of the foot to the outside of the foot and intersect with at least some of a second plurality of grooves which extend longitudinally at least partially across the top face from heel to toe.. . ...

12/20/12 / #20120317843

Shoe sole system providing a negative ion environment

This invention includes embodiments which disclose a shoe sole base system wherein there are a plurality of magnets embedded within a shoe base and a plurality of spheres containing tourmaline, also embedded within the shoe base. In further embodiments, the angle of the magnetic axis of each of the plurality of magnets to other magnets in the plurality of magnets is random in both two and in three dimensions and/or the spheres containing tourmaline may emit negative ions and/or far infrared rays.. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317842

Protective cover for hockey skate boot

A protective cover fits over the top of a hockey skate boot. The cover has a vertically-split heel that is contiguous with an open bottom, and includes enough flexibility and tension that the cover can be flexed open diagonally from the split heel to fit over the top of the hockey skate boot, and then released to substantially conform to the instep, sides, ankles, and a portion of the heel in a tensioned fit. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317841

Athletic performance shoes

An athletic shoe includes an outsole, a midsole, an insole, a bootie, a cage surrounding the upper front of the bootie, a tongue, a quarter, a heel counter and wings. The bootie can have one, two, three, four or five individual toe sections which allow the toes of the foot to move independently. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317840

Footwear assemblies with enhanced traction and associated methods of use and manufacture

A footwear assembly having a dual density outsole with lugs and non-retractable studs in the lugs. Peripheral lugs are spaced apart from the outsole's longitudinal axis and central lugs are disposed adjacent to the longitudinal axis between the peripheral lugs. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317839

Rapid-entry shoe

A rapid-entry shoe allows the shoe to be rapidly entered and readied for wearing by the user. The shoe may be any of a wide variety of shoe types, including shoes of a wide variety of styles and functions. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317838

Orthotic for use in footwear

An orthotic is disclosed. The orthotic has a convex element that has a periphery. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317837

Self sealing vulcanized system for waterproof coupling of uppers to outsoles

Embodiments herein relate to the field of waterproofing, and, more specifically, to waterproof footwear and methods of waterproofing a stitch line in footwear. In various embodiments, methods are provided for waterproofing a seam in an article of footwear by positioning an uncured rubber tape between the layers to be stitched, stitching the seam through the uncured rubber tape, and at least partially curing the rubber tape.. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317836

Method for assembling a tongue for an article of footwear

An article of footwear includes a tongue. The tongue includes a top layer and a bottom layer. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317835

Shoe

A shoe with a curved rocker bottom sole member with an h-shaped pad that is decoupled from the sole member. The shoe promotes a mid-foot region footstrike and a more even distribution of pressure.. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317834

Bowling sandal

A bowling sandal does not completely encase a bowler's foot, allowing their feet to breathe while bowling. The bowling sandal can be made from a bowling shoe sole along with binding straps to secure the shoe onto the foot. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317833

Method for removing sulfur compounds in castable

A situation where sulfur compounds originating from a castable are mixed into synthesis gas produced by way of a reforming reaction and the mixed sulfur compounds are separated and collected with carbon dioxide and further fed into a reformer to thereby degrade the reforming catalyst of the reformer by sulfur poisoning is avoided. Purge gas that is steam or steam-containing gas is made to flow into the piping to be used for a synthesis gas production apparatus and dried out to remove the sulfur compounds contained in the castable prior to the start-up of operation of the synthesis gas production apparatus, in order to prevent the sulfur compounds from being released by hot synthesis gas.. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317832

Energy efficient cycle for clothes dryer

Energy efficiencies are achieved in a dryer or washer/dryer by selectively varying temperature ranges, time periods, heater power levels, and air flow rates. Efficiency improvements on the order of 16% were obtained over typical constant power, constant temperature, timed drying cycles by varying one or more of these parameters. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317831

Compressor dehydration via sorbent technology

Methods of removing moisture from a compressor using a sorbent technology are provided. A dehydration device incorporating the sorbent technology is disposed in a system that contains a hygroscopic fluid. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317830

Hood assembly for controllably cooling extruded section members of aluminium and other metal materials at an output of an extruding line therefor.

An improved hood assembly for controllably cooling extruded section members of aluminium and other metal materials at an output of an extruding line therefor, characterized in that said hood assembly comprises a plurality of air delivery spouts inclined according to angles varying from 20° to 60° with respect to a sliding longitudinal direction of said section member through said cooling line.. . ...

12/20/12 / #20120317829

Hair dryer system

A housing is provided in a generally rectilinear configuration. The housing has input and output openings. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317828

Tape-measure device having an l-shaped pivotable end piece having a slot for guiding a tool

A tape-measure device having elements for measuring and/or marking/cutting an object, includes a tape, a shell (3) with a reel, an opening (5) enabling the tape (2) to pass through the shell wall, an end piece (6) attached to the distal end of the tape, a stop button (7) for the reel for blocking the tape or for enabling the rolling/unrolling of the tape. The elements include a guide shoulder (8) formed on the shell, a guide opening (9) at the end piece for the removable insertion of the end of a marking/cutting tool, and a sliding surface (60) for the end piece for translatably engaging the surface of the object to mark/cut the object using one of the surfaces thereof when the guide shoulder is simultaneously slid along an edge of the object and the end piece of the tape against the surface of the object to be marked/cut.. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317827

Measuring tool and measuring method thereof

A measuring tool includes a tool body and a first measuring unit. The first measuring unit includes a first probe, a first measuring meter, and a first zero button. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317826

Measurement method and apparatus

A method of operating coordinate positioning apparatus having a measurement probe includes taking a first part in a series of parts, at least a first reference geometrical property associated with one or more features of the first part being known and using the coordinate positioning apparatus to measure the one or more features of the first part and determining a first measured geometrical property corresponding to the first reference geometrical property. A first property correction value is then determined describing a difference between the first reference and the first measured geometrical properties. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317825

Direction determining method and apparatus using a triaxial electronic compass

A method of determining a direction of a triaxial electronic compass oriented in a specific direction by using the triaxial electronic compass and an inclination sensor, the method includes obtaining an elevation angle of the specific direction from the inclination sensor to switch a selection of two output values from the three output values to another selection of two output values therefrom; determining a geomagnetic aspect from the two output values; obtaining a rotational angle about an axis extending in the specific direction from the inclination sensor; calculating a deviation angle of the direction of the triaxial electronic compass which is caused by the selection switching, in accordance with the elevation angle, the geomagnetic aspect and the rotational angle; and correcting the direction of the triaxial electronic compass in accordance with the deviation angle.. . ...

12/20/12 / #20120317824

Laser square

A square includes a laser indicator and comprises a two-part body with a channel running between them defining a pair of perpendicular arms. The channel holds a cavity for a battery or other portable power source as part of an electrical circuit. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317823

Power saw tool

A power saw tool including a housing, a motor, and a reciprocating shaft. A blade clamp assembly is mounted to the reciprocating shaft and adapted for gripping a saw blade. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317822

Cutting edge structure for cutting tool, and cutting tool with cutting edge structure

A cutting edge structure for a cutting tool including: a base member having first and second surfaces intersecting each other; and a cutting edge member supported by the base member and having higher hardness than the base member. The cutting edge member includes a coating formed by generating electric discharge between the second surface and a discharge electrode and by depositing a constituent material of the discharge electrode or a reacted substance of the constituent material on the second surface, the discharge electrode being formed by molding powder of metal, powder of a metal compound, powder of a ceramic, or powder of a mixture thereof. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317821

Power tool

A power tool is provided with a first unit, a second unit rotatable with respect to the first unit, a lock operation member and a lock cooperative switch. The lock operation member is configured to be operated by the user between a lock position and an unlock position, and configured to prevent rotation of the first and second units at the lock position and allow the rotation between the first and second units at the unlock position. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317820

Safety locking mechanism for a utility knife

A safety mechanism for a utility knife is provided to prevent more than one retraction of the blade shield for each trigger actuation. A separable linkage extends between an actuator and a strut, and has a seat member and a deflecting member that are linked together when the actuator is not depressed and the strut is in the safety position blocking the retraction of the shield. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317819

Identification tag with breakaway tool

An identification tag having one or more breakaway tools that may be utilized by uncoupling, or otherwise breaking the tool or tools away from the identification tag to expose a working edge or point for example. Generally includes identification information on the tag along with one or more relatively flat tool including but not limited to one or more knives, saws, screwdrivers, pry bars, can openers, bottle openers, chisels, awls, ice picks, sharpeners or any other relatively flat tool with a working edge or point or any combination thereof.. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317818

Razor cartridge with skin contact element

A razor cartridge comprising a housing; a guard located at the front of the housing; a cap located at the rear of the housing; two or more blades disposed in the housing between the guard and the cap; a skin contact element extending across the housing between two of said blades; and a plurality of projections extending from a base of said skin contact element, each having a skin contacting surface, the projections being spaced along the length of the skin contact element, wherein there is a pitch of up to 2 mm between adjacent projections and the skin contacting surface has a width extending for up to 35% of the pitch.. . ...

12/20/12 / #20120317817

Electric shaver with imaging capability

System and method for improving the shaving experience by providing improved visibility of the skin shaving area. A digital camera is integrated with the electric shaver for close image capturing of shaving area, and displaying it on a display unit. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317816

Pivoting resilient skin contacting member for razor cartridges

A shaving system with a handle having an enlarged proximal end portion and a housing spaced apart from the enlarged proximal end portion of the handle. The housing has a front face, at least one blade and a cap behind the at least one blade. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317815

Electric shaver

Second hair lifting frames provided on the rear side in the traveling direction is arranged closer to a top than first hair lifting frames provided on the front side in the traveling direction. Accordingly, the differences in hair lifting ability between the first hair lifting frames and the second hair lifting frames can be reduced so as to lift body hair up more efficiently.. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317814

Method of manufacturing a roller bearing seal

A method of manufacturing bearing seal for use in a roller bearing is provided. A steel coil of a preselected width is fed into a ring rolling machine to form a closed coil ring. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317813

Dental implant and method for manufacturing dental implant

In a method for manufacturing a dental implant including an abutment, the abutment is manufactured through steps including a titanium molded body production step for molding a titanium molded body composition to obtain a titanium molded body having one of male and female thread portions, a ceramic molded body production step for molding a ceramic molded body composition to obtain a ceramic molded body having the other thread portion which makes thread coupling with the one thread portion, an assembling step for assembling the titanium molded body and the ceramic molded body together so that the one thread portion makes thread coupling with the other thread portion, to obtain an assembled body, a degreasing step for degreasing the assembled body, and a sintering step for sintering the assembled body thus degreased.. . ...

12/20/12 / #20120317812

Randomized chain sprocket and method for making a sprocket

A randomized chain sprocket has a set of four tooth gaps having three different tooth gap radial locations, two different link angles, and a chain with constant link pitch.. . ...

12/20/12 / #20120317811

Method for manufacturing heat dissipating apparatus

An exemplary method for manufacturing a heat dissipation apparatus includes, firstly, providing a fin assembly including a stack of fins spaced from each other. Each fin defines a through hole therein, and includes a collar formed at an edge of the through hole. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317810

Method for making a metal reinforcement for the blade of a turbine engine

A method for making a metal reinforcement for the leading edge or trailing edge of the blade of a turbine engine that includes making a metal insert defining the base of the metal reinforcement; positioning the metal insert at the end of a blank of a shaping tool, the blank repeating the shape of the turbine-engine blade; shaping a planar metal sheet on the metal insert and the blank of the shaping tool using a superplastic hot-shaping method.. . ...

12/20/12 / #20120317809

Method of repairing a turbine nozzle segment in a turbine engine

A method for repairing a turbine nozzle having at least one vane disposed between an inner and an outer band. Embodiments of the method can comprise separating the inner band from the outer band and securing a replacement part to the inner band. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317808

Method and apparatus to repair a turbomachine rotor wheel

A method of repairing a turbomachine rotor wheel including a first outer circumferential edge extending to a second outer circumferential edge through a circumferential surface, a dovetail interface extending across the outer circumferential surface between the first and second outer circumferential edges, and a bucket mounted to the dovetail interface includes identifying a defect on one of the first and second outer circumferential edges of the rotor wheel adjacent the bucket, securing the bucket in the dovetail interface to substantially constrain axial movement, and removing a portion of the one of the first and second outer circumferential edges to remove the defect.. . ...

12/20/12 / #20120317807

Method of setting lash in a cam phaser

A method of setting lash in a cam phaser includes rotating a stator having a lobe in a first direction so that the lobe contacts a motion limiter pin disposed within a first hole in a rotor, causing the compression of a spring until a motion limiter lock pin enters a groove on the motion limiter pin and contacts a wall at one end of the groove. The rotor is then rotated in conjunction with the stator in the first direction until a rotor locking pin that is disposed within a second hole in the rotor engages a lock pin seat on a cover at one end of the seat. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317806

Method for forming package substrate

A method of making a package substrate includes steps of forming a plurality of trenches on a first surface of a metal plate, placing insulation material in the trenches, removing metal plate material under the second surface of the metal plate, and exposing the insulation material in the trenches from substrate. The resulting substrate body includes a conductive portion made of the metal plate, and an insulation portion made of the insulation material. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317805

Printed circuit board having aluminum traces with a solderable layer of material applied thereto

A method is provided for producing a printed circuit board. The method includes the step of providing an insulating substrate having a layer of aluminum material applied to the substrate. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317804

Electronic component mounting device and an operation performing method for mounting electronic components

It is intended to provide an electronic component mounting device and an operation performing method for mounting electronic components so that both the operation quality and the productivity can be improved. Height precision division information that divide the height precision required for up and down movements of operating heads into the first division which indicates a normal height precision and the second division which indicates that a high height precision is required based on the type of electronic components are stored as operation data beforehand. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317803

Component mounting device and component mounting method

In a component mounting device (1) which includes a first mounting lane (l1) and a second mounting lane (l2) and for which an independence mounting mode and an alternation mounting mode are selectable, a first limited movable area (r1a) and a first limited movable area (r1 b) in which the movements in the horizontal direction of a first mounting head (13a) and a second mounting head (13b) of the mounting lanes are permitted in the independence mounting mode, are set as areas different from second limited movable areas in the alternation mounting mode, to prevent the mounting head of the mounting lane which is continuously operating from entering into the area of the mounting lanes for which the device type changing operation is being performed.. . ...

12/20/12 / #20120317802

Electronic component mounting apparatus and electronic component mounting method

It is an object to provide an electronic component mounting apparatus and an electronic component mounting method that make it possible to assure stable pickup operation even when a dimensional error attributable to a difference in production lot exists in electronic components or carrier tapes. During electronic component mounting adopting a tape splicing technique for splicing a carrier tape 15 already loaded on a tape feeder to a newly loaded carrier tape 15a, when an optical sensor 30 has detected a joint j between the already-loaded carrier tape 15 and the newly-loaded carrier tape 15a, a height measurement device 12 performs measurement of a component pickup height targeted for components p housed in the carrier tape 15a in connection with the tape feeder for which the joint j has been detected. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317801

Reusable electronic circuit assembling and testing system and uses thereof

A reusable electronic circuit assembling system facilitates assembly and testing of electronic circuits. The system has at least one baseboard and one or more assembling blocks magnetically or mechanically attached to the baseboard. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317800

Method of making a coaxial cable including tubular bimetallic inner layer with folded over edge portions

A method for making a coaxial cable including an inner conductor, an outer conductor, and a dielectric material layer therebetween may include forming the inner conductor by at least forming a bimetallic strip into a tubular bimetallic layer having a pair of longitudinal edge portions at a longitudinal seam. The bimetallic strip may include an inner metal layer and an outer metal layer bonded thereto and coextensive therewith. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317799

Method and device for removal of vertical manway cover

A lift for maneuvering a heavy manway cover, the lift including a wheeled base and a generally horizontal arm connectable to the cover. A pair of spaced lifts connecting the arm to the base and a shaft rotatably held within the arm. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317798

Component mounting device

An electric power supplying circuit (52) which supplies electric power to a front mounting head moving mechanism driving part (45a) and a rear mounting head moving mechanism driving part (45b) has a first electric power supply interrupting part (53) which, when a front carriage connection switch (71a) is operated when a front carriage (19a) that is attached to a base (11) is detached from the base (11), only interrupts the electric power supply to the front mounting head moving mechanism driving part (45a), and a second electric power supply interrupting part (54) which, when a rear carriage connection switch (71b) is operated when a rear carriage (19b) that is attached to the base (11) is detached from the base (11), only interrupts the electric power supply to the rear mounting head moving mechanism driving part (45b).. . ...

12/20/12 / #20120317797

Method of forming solid state electrolyte having high lithium ion conduction and battery incorporating same

A method for making ion conducting films includes the use of primary inorganic chemicals, which are preferably water soluble; formulating the solution with appropriate solvent, preferably deionized water; and spray depositing the solid electrolyte matrix on a heated substrate, preferably at 100 to 400° c. Using a spray deposition system. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317796

Drying process for cost effective production of li-accumulators

A method for manufacturing (large format) lithium battery packs, comprising the steps of providing one or more electrochemical cells, entering the one or more electrochemical cells into a pouch, partly sealing the pouch with the one or more electrochemical cells, entering the pouch with the one or more electrochemical cells into a drying oven, resting the pouch in the drying oven for a defined time, removing the pouch from the drying oven, transferring the dried pouches to an electrolyte filling station, filling the pouch with electrolyte and sealing the pouch wherein the manufacturing steps are performed under a normal manufacturing environment conditions, and only selected critical manufacturing steps are performed under dry room conditions.. . ...

12/20/12 / #20120317795

Method for producing a gradient coil assembly and winding mandrel

A method for producing a gradient coil assembly for a magnetic resonance imaging system includes applying a number of primary gradient coils and a number of secondary gradient coils to a winding mandrel to form the gradient coil assembly. A control coil arrangement is associated with the winding mandrel. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317794

Method for manufacturing disk drive device and disk drive device manufactured by same

A method for manufacturing a disk drive device includes (a) assembling a sub assembly by assembling a bearing unit and a rotating body to a fixed body in a clean room, the rotating body being supported by the bearing unit in a freely rotatable manner to the fixed body, (b) cleaning the sub assembly by spraying a mixture of a cleaning liquid and a first gas to at least either one of the fixed body and the rotating body; and (c) enclosing the sub assembly using an enclosing member.. . ...

12/20/12 / #20120317793

Method of forming antenna by sputtering and lithography

A method of forming an antenna includes molding a supporting body, sputtering a conductive layer onto the supporting body, and defining a pattern of the antenna on the conductive layer. The step of molding the supporting body includes molding the supporting body having a non-planar surface. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317792

Speaker manufacturing method

Provided is a method of manufacturing a loudspeaker including assembling a magnetic circuit and a frame. In the step of assembling the magnetic circuit and the frame, parallelism between a plate and a damper attachment portion of the frame is ensured by bringing an upper portion of the plate and the damper attachment portion of the frame into contact with a jig. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317791

Fabrication of a high performance neutron detector with near zero gamma cross talk

A fabrication method is provided for making a high efficiency neutron detector using a scintillator medium coupled with fiber optic light guides. The light guides provide light pulses to photo sensor and thereby to high speed analog to digital conversion and digital electronics that perform digital pulse shape discrimination for near zero gamma cross talk.. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317790

Tool and method for mechanical roughening

A device which processes a cylinder bore of a combustion engine in one working stroke prepares the cylinder bore for a subsequent thermal coating.. . ...

12/20/12 / #20120317789

Threaded flanged bushing for fastening applications

A fastening system includes a first material having a first hole, a second material having a second hole, a bushing, and a threaded bolt. The bushing is located in the second hole and has a first end abutting the first material and a flanged second for securing the bushing to the second material. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317788

Coupling arrangement and method for mounting a body to a surface

An arrangement for fastening a body to a surface, the body having a bore defined there through, includes, but is not limited to, a fitting configured for attachment to the surface. The fitting has a first flange and a second flange spaced apart from the first flange. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317787

Modular nut plates with closed nut assemblies

A nut plate assembly includes a nut retainer and a bushing for expanding a tubular body of the retainer. The retainer assembly is used to cold work an opening of a workpiece in order to fix the nut retainer assembly relative to the workpiece. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317786

Method and apparatus for joining multiple components

A method of joining multiple components includes stacking the components vertically. Each component includes two opposite substantially planar surfaces that are arranged in a column when the components are stacked. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317785

Temporary beveled clamping surface casing alignment tool (cat)

An alignment tool affords a safe and economical way to install surface casing, eliminating the need to align or delay the installation in speedhead or multibowl well drilling applications. The alignment tool includes two split halves that may clamp onto an existing surface casing. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317784

Two-piece protective carrying case

A carrying case for a portable device is disclosed. Generally speaking, the protective case for a portable device comprises a first body section and a second body section, each having a back surface and upturned sides, and a rim affixed to an edge of the upturned sides of the body sections, the rim defining an open area. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317783

Method for swaging components

A method for practicing a swaging operation is described. A swaging apparatus comprises a housing, a holding unit, and a moveable member. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317782

Process for the production of a panel for the acoustic treatment incorporating the frost treatment function with hot air

A process for the production of an acoustic treatment panel that can be connected at a surface of an aircraft, in particular at a leading edge such as an air intake of an aircraft nacelle, whereby the panel includes an acoustically resistive layer (24), at least one alveolar structure (26), and a reflective layer (28), and channels (30) placed between the alveolar structure and the acoustically resistive layer, each channel being bordered by a wall (32), the process including deforming a layer so as to produce furrows at one of its surfaces, flattening and making integral the deformed layer (34) with the acoustically resistive layer so as to border the channels, and removing material in such a way as to eliminate at least a portion of the thickness of the deformed layer (34) in which the furrows are formed between the channels, prior to the assembly of the alveolar structure.. . ...

12/20/12 / #20120317781

Tarp and ballast system

An improved tarp and ballast system that includes a plurality of panels attached to one another along the lengths thereof, wherein the lengths of the panels correspond to the length of the tarp. The tarp also includes chain pockets located at the sides of the tarp which run the length of the tarp and have chains secured therein. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317780

Method and apparatus for connecting the fire extinguishing system of a mobile unit to an external medium source

Method for joining the extinguishing system of a mobile unit (1), such as of a vehicle, a carriage connected to a vehicle, a railway vehicle or its carriage, such as a train or train carriage, to an external medium source, in which method a connecting part (7) is arranged in the extinguishing system of the mobile unit, and a counterpart (71) is outside the mobile unit, which parts are connected to each other. The counterpart (71) is arranged in a movable means (70), which is moved between at least one first position, a standby position, and one second position, a connection position, in which case the coupling is automatically formed between the connecting part (7) and the counterpart (71).. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317779

Protective case for physically securing a portable electronic device

In some embodiments of the invention, a security apparatus for a portable electronic device is provided. The security apparatus may include a plurality of shell portions, each shaped to wrap around part of a perimeter of the portable electronic device. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317778

Unitary safety scaffolding and method for one individual to install the same

A scaffold assembly permits a single individual to install the assembly on an open stud wall. The assembly includes a horizontally oriented walkway supporting member, a vertically oriented rail support member, and a support unit extending from the walkway supporting member to the ground. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317777

Method of assembling a modular commercial unit

A method of constructing a modular, commercial unit includes arranging components of said commercial unit in separate modules, each of the separate modules having a frame assembly. The modules are then transported to a predetermined location where certain of said separate modules are connected together, via the frame assemblies, to form an operation superstructure. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317776

Method for mounting a portable device

A method of mounting a hand-held portable telephone or other normally hand-held portable device, wherein the method includes: mounting a body of a portable device holder on a mounting surface external of the portable device holder with a base surface thereof facing substantially away from the mounting surface; rotating opposing arms apart around a central post interior of the body, whereby substantially upright opposing fingers adjacent to ends of the arms are rotated apart; inserting a portable device between the rotated apart opposing fingers; and resiliently urging together the rotated apart opposing arms, whereby opposing fingers are urged into compressive contact with the portable device.. . ...

12/20/12 / #20120317775

Tool remover

An apparatus and method for removing a shaft of a tool from a retainer. The apparatus comprises a first plate having a bore therethrough oriented to be parallel with an axis of the tool, a second annular u-shaped plate sized to bear against a first surface of the retainer and at least one connector extending between the first and second plates. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317774

Support for a metal coil and apparatuses comprising such a support

The invention relates to a support for metal coils (1, 11, 31), wherein a metal coil (1, 11, 31) substantially has a circular circumference as viewed in cross section and the support comprises at least three support points (2, 2′, 12, 32), which are arranged in such a manner as to make contact with the metal coil (1, 11, 31) in the circumferential direction of the metal coil (1, 11, 31) when the metal coil (1, 11, 31) is laid on the support. The support permits particularly secure storage and/or transportation.. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317773

Dynamic real-time boresighting system and method

Disclosed is a dynamic real-time boresighting system and method. In one embodiment, the method includes obtaining a mapping function by associating deflection and rotation data of strategically located at least two sensors with sensor deflection data, real-time or static sensor readings from at least two sensors which are strategically located on the component in the aircraft or the land vehicle, while the aircraft or the land vehicle is moving or static respectively and determining an alignment of the component by comparing the real-time or static sensor readings obtained from the strategically located at least two sensors with the obtained mapping function.. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317772

System and method for adjusting a shroud block in a casing

A system and method for adjusting a shroud block in a casing are disclosed. The system includes a crane, an engagement device mounted to the shroud block, and a hoist connecting the engagement device and the crane. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317771

Apparatus and method for servicing dynamoelectric machine components in-situ

An apparatus and method are provided for servicing a dynamoelectric machine component. The apparatus includes a tool delivery mechanism adapted for delivering a tool to a desired location in the dynamoelectric machine, and a tool support fixture adapted to be secured onto the body of the dynamoelectric machine, where the tool support fixture can be used for supporting and adjusting the tool delivery mechanism. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317770

Method of converting a non-rechargeable flashlight to a rechargeable flashlight

A method for converting a non-rechargeable flashlight to a rechargeable flashlight (100) enables economical and environmentally friendly retrofitting of non-rechargeable flashlights. The method includes removing an original tail cap from the flashlight (100); placing a rechargeable battery (300) into a housing (110) of the flashlight (100); and replacing the original tail cap with a replacement tail cap (305), wherein the replacement tail cap (305) comprises circuitry (320) for receiving electrical power from a recharging base station for recharging the rechargeable battery (300).. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317769

Steering box mounting method

A method for converting the drive side of a vehicle. The method includes the step of mounting the steering box at (i) a horizontal angle of between 5 and 25 degrees and (ii) a vertical angle of 15 to 35 degrees relative to the straight portion of the vehicle chassis rails.. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317768

Lateral pin extraction tool and lateral pin extraction tool set for working machine bucket

A lateral pin extraction tool for extracting a lateral pin fitted into respective lateral holes penetrating a plurality of adapters and a plurality of points, respectively, in a working machine bucket, comprising: an extraction butting element, the distal end thereof being butted against the end part of the lateral pin fitted into the lateral hole while, under the striking force, being inserted into the lateral hole for extracting the lateral pin fitted into the lateral hole; and a striking block element integrally provided at the proximal end of the extraction butting element for receiving the striking force to transmit it to the extraction butting element; and a shank element for grip equipped with a slip prevention part integrally mounted to the striking block element, the protrusion length of the extraction butting element from the striking block element being set at any length of extra long, long, medium, and short.. . ...

12/20/12 / #20120317767

Die for rivet machine

A rivet machine is provided. The rivet machine employs a die including a die body that has an inner wall with a pair of retaining ribs or projections extending inwardly therefrom. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317766

Rivet machine

A fastener machine is provided. In another aspect, a rivet machine employs a rivet feeding mechanism. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317765

Commemorative urn display device

An urn display device for commemorating and honoring a deceased individual. The device features an urn body formed of substantially transparent material. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317764

Hoop earring closure construction and method of making

A novel bracket assembly for a hinge bar for a hoop type earring in which the pivot pin is integrally formed with a bracket formed of hollow tubing. Hollow tubing is used to form the hinge bar as well.. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317763

Driving device for belt axle of winch

The present invention discloses a driving device for a belt axle of a winch, which addresses the problems existing in conventional winches, for example the driving devices being out of work attributing to wearing of the unidirectional teeth on the fixed base and rotary body of the winch. The rotary cylinder of the driving device of the invention is provided with insertion holes into which a crow bar can be inserted. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317762

Safety carabiner

The safety carabiner includes a body including a central portion extended at the ends thereof by a first hook-shaped branch provided with a retaining portion and a second branch, respectively, the first branch having a retaining portion, and a closing finger pivotably mounted on the second branch of the body around a pivot axis, between closed and open positions of the carabiner; where retaining portion includes a slender end portion that is generally tapered seen from the side and the retaining portion is configured so that, when the carabiner extends substantially perpendicular to said flat support, and the first and second branches of the carabiner are bearing on said flat support, the free end of the end portion forms the bearing zone of the first branch on said flat support.. . ...

12/20/12 / #20120317761

Safety carabiner

The carabiner includes a body delimiting a basic frame, a closing finger pivotably mounted on the body between closed and open positions of the basic frame, locking means movably mounted on the closing finger between locked and unlocked positions of the closing finger, and actuating means arranged to move the locking means between the locked and unlocked positions thereof, where the actuating means include a handling member connected to the locking means and movably mounted on a portion of the carabiner body opposite the closing finger, between a first position in which the locking means are in the locked position and a second position in which the locking means are in the unlocked position, the handling member being arranged so that moving the latter between the first and second positions thereof causes the locking means to move between the locked and unlocked positions thereof.. . ...

12/20/12 / #20120317760

Button fastener, method for forming button fastener, eyelet, and method for forming eyelet

A button fastener made of metal for fastening a button such as a male snap button or a decorative button to a cloth, includes a plate-like base and a cylindrical post projecting from a center area of the base. The upper end face of the post is open as a top opening, and the lower end face of the post is open in the center area of the base as a bottom opening. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317759

Self-aligning ratcheting clasp

A clasp comprising a securing rail and a clasp body. The securing rail comprises an elongate rail comprising a rail top, a pair of opposing clasping flanges extending lengthwise of the rail and a plurality of locking teeth spaced and extending lengthwise of the rail. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317758

Modular clamp assembly with multiple tool attachments

A clamp assembly including: a clamp frame including a first portion including a first opening which accepts a fastener, and a second portion interposed between the first portion and a third portion, wherein the third portion includes a second opening and a third opening, each of which accepts a fastener, a threaded rod disposed through the first portion of the clamp frame; and a clamp pad on an inner end of the clamp rod.. . ...

12/20/12 / #20120317757

Serviceable snap-in fastener

A one piece snap-in retainer of multi-shot molded construction adapted to separate along a molded-in fracture line upon application of axial tensioning force. The retainer includes a base clip portion of molded polymer with a proximal barrel segment and a distal snap-in element projecting outwardly away from the barrel segment. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317756

Invisible zipper with rectangular positioning unit

An invisible zipper with a rectangular positioning unit includes two strips, teeth, a slide and a rectangular positioning unit. The two strips are sewed to an opening. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317755

Cord gripping mechanism and method

A gripping device for gripping a cable, comprising: a first jaw comprising a first gripping element; a second jaw comprising a first gripping element; at least one fastener for fastening the first and second jaws to each other; and wherein at least one of the first and second gripping elements comprises a configuration that makes at least two points of contact with the cable. A system for gripping a cable, comprising: a gripping device fastened to a support structure, wherein the gripping device comprises: a first jaw comprising a first gripping element; a second jaw comprising a first gripping element; at least one fastener for fastening the first and second jaws to each other; and wherein at least one of the first and second gripping elements comprises a configuration that makes at least two points of contact with the cable.. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317754

Safety cord connector for window blind

A safety cord connector for a window blind includes a first half shell and a second half shell combined with the first half shell in such a way that a positioning protrusion extending from an inner surface of the second half shell is inserted into a positioning notch formed on an inner surface of the first half shell so as hold the first and second half shells together. When an external force exceeding the engaging force between the positioning protrusion and the positioning notch exerts between the first and second half shells, the positioning protrusion will separate away from the positioning notch to enable the combined first and second half shells to be split from each other so as to enhance safety in use.. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317753

Band clamp with redundant load path

Techniques for detachably joining a first component and a second component includes a band clamp, a tensioning device, a plurality of shoes, and a plurality of brackets. The band clamp is configured to cause the plurality of shoes to engage an abutting cylindrical flange of each of the first component and the second component and to provide a sufficient clamping pressure to join the first component with the second component. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317752

Furniture castor or the like with blocking means

A castor with combined blocking includes a casing 10, a wheel 12, 14 mounted to rotate relative to the casing about an axis 18, a swivel 20 of axis 22 mounted to pivot relative to the casing, the axis being perpendicular to the axis, blocking elements 100 for blocking the swivel, control elements 102 for actuating the blocking elements, blocking elements 200 for blocking the wheel, control elements 202 for actuating the blocking elements 200, and elements 300 for coupling the control elements 102, 202 in such a manner that when the blocking elements 100 are actuated alone by the control elements 102, the blocking elements 200 are not actuated, and when the blocking elements 200 are actuated by the second control elements, the first blocking elements 202 are also actuated by the first control elements 102. The castor is applicable for hospital use, such hospital beds or the like.. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317751

Hinge mechanism, and monitor opening and closing mechanism

A plate spring 40 is subjected to folding at a fold portion 41 to form integrally a plate spring portion 42 and a stress relief portion 43m and a distal end of a rotary shaft 30 is secured to a caulking hole of the stress relief portion 43 by caulking.. . ...

12/20/12 / #20120317750

Tool and method for cleaning surfaces subsea

The invention provides a tool (4) for cleaning surfaces subsea, comprising a body having a cleaning face (11) for holding against and preferably also moving along the surface to be cleaned, the face has a shape convex or corresponding to the surface to be cleaned, and a means for distance control of the cleaning face of the body such that a gap is provided between said face and the surface (3) to be cleaned when the tool is in operation, and/or openings or channels are arranged for allowing surrounding water to flow in towards the centre of the cleaning face. Further, the cleaning face comprises a suction outlet for water, debris and contamination, in operation the outlet (13) is connected to a suction device (17) so that water, debris and contamination is drawn into the outlet for transport to further treatment.. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317749

Floor care apparatus equipped with brush assembly

A floor care apparatus includes a vacuum cleaning unit having a suction generator and a dirt collection vessel. The floor care apparatus also includes a wand assembly having a wand element and a flexible hose. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317748

Vacuum cleaner

A vacuum cleaner (1) comprises an inlet (13), an outlet, a fan (14) for creating a flow of air through the vacuum cleaner (1) by drawing air to be cleaned through the inlet (13) into the vacuum cleaner (1) and by exhausting air through the outlet outwardly of the vacuum cleaner (1) and a separator (15, 41). The separator (15, 41) is rotatably arranged around an rotation axis (21), for creating, during use, a column of rotating air to separate at least a portion of the airborne particles (10) from the flow of air. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317747

Novel vacuum carts for hospital cleaning

A mobile vacuum cart system for use in hospital environments is described. The cart is capable of meeting requirements of ulpa certification, thereby improving air quality and reducing the risk of healthcare-associated infections.. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317746

Floor cleaning machine

A floor cleaning machine has a housing and a movable hood that covers over vacuum and liquid hoses of the machine that are visible in prior art floor cleaning machines. The vacuum and liquid hoses are each pivotally connected to a wall of the machine housing and are also pivotally connected to a transparent dome provided on the hood. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317745

Autonomous cleaning device

A blade assembly of an autonomous cleaning device. The blade assembly includes a blade having a first part fixed to the main body and a second part extended from the first part toward a floor and a support member having at least a portion disposed adjacent to the second part of the blade to restrict movement of the second part of the blade to within a predetermined range.. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317744

Robotic vacuum

An autonomous coverage robot includes a chassis having forward and rearward portions. A drive system is mounted to the chassis and configured to maneuver the robot over a cleaning surface. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317743

Battery powered cordless cleaning system

A cordless, battery-powered system of cleaning products. The system of cleaning products includes devices such as upright vacuums (e.g., a stick vacuum, a lightweight upright vacuum, etc.), a hand-held vacuum, a carpet-cleaner, a canister vacuum, and the like. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317742

Method and apparatus for particulate removal from moving paper webs

An apparatus for removing particulate-carrying air from a moving web. The moving web has a first side and a second side. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317741

Wiper blade of flat beam construction

The invention is based on a wiper blade (10) of flat beam construction having a support element in the form of at least one pre-bent spring rail (16) to which is fastened, in the central region, a connecting element (20) for articulatedly connecting to a wiper arm, wherein the connecting element (20) has two side walls (22) with open guide profiles (28), facing toward one another, for the spring rail (16), the side walls (22) are connected to one another by means of transversely running parts (24), and the connecting element (20) is fixed relative to the spring rail (16) in the longitudinal direction by means of a fixing element (40), wherein the fixing element (40) engages into cutouts (34) on the outer longitudinal sides of the spring rail (16). It is proposed that the fixing element (40) has a u-shaped cross-sectional profile with two side walls (42) which are connected to one another by means of a base (44) and which are sunk into recesses (30) on the inner sides of the side walls (22) of the connecting element (20), wherein the base (44) of the fixing element (40) runs parallel to the base (24) of the connecting element (20), and lugs (52) are connected to the side walls (42) of the fixing element (40) as an elongation of the side walls (42) toward the spring rail (16), which lugs (52) engage into the cutouts (34) of the spring rail (16) through openings (38) in the base (24) of the connecting element (20).. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317740

Windshield wiper assembling structure for preventing loose attachment of driven wiper arm

A windshield wiper assembling structure for preventing loose attachment of a driven wiper arm assembles the driven wiper arm having a hook arm on a windshield wiper fixing stage. The windshield wiper assembling structure includes an assembling stage and a positioning stage. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317739

Windshield wiper device

The invention relates to a windshield wiper device (100) comprising a wiper shaft bearing (110) for mounting a wiper shaft (140), wherein the wiper shaft bearing (110) has a first axial section (210) and a second axial section (220) connected to the first in a force-fit manner, and the first axial section (210) is designed to be telescopically inserted into the second axial section (220).. . ...

12/20/12 / #20120317738

Brush head and method and tool for producing same

A brush head, particularly a toothbrush head, may have a plurality of cleaning elements, in particular bristle tufts, which are anchored by an end section in a brush carrier, wherein the cleaning elements may be cast with positive engagement in blind-hole shaped retaining recesses. For producing such a brush head different cleaning elements, such as bristle tufts may be fused by heat and may be placed in a mold cavity to be over-molded.. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317737

Brush head and method and tool for producing same

A brush head, particularly a toothbrush head, may have a plurality of cleaning elements, in particular bristle tufts, which are anchored by an end section in a brush carrier, wherein the cleaning elements may be cast with positive engagement in blind-hole shaped retaining recesses. For producing such a brush head different cleaning elements may be placed successively or simultaneously in different mold cavities and may be over-molded using different plastic materials from which injection-molding sections of the bristle carrier are formed in the process. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317736

Liquid cleaning and/or cleansing composition

The present invention relates to a liquid, cleaning and/or cleansing composition comprising biodegradable abrasive cleaning particles.. . ...

12/20/12 / #20120317735

Liquid cleaning and/or cleansing composition

The present invention relates to a liquid, cleaning and/or cleansing composition comprising biodegradable abrasive cleaning particles.. . ...

12/20/12 / #20120317734

Thickened hair colors

Described herein are beneficial hair color mixes comprising lightly- to moderately-crosslinked pvp. The color mix may be derived from one, two, or more parts, and the color mix exhibits satisfactory viscosity, stability, and formulation compatibility.. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317733

Enzymatic peracid generation for use in hair care products

Disclosed herein are compositions and methods to treat hair with a peracid-based benefit agent. The peracid benefit agent can be used for hair bleaching, hair weakening, hair removal, hair waiving, hair straightening or any combination thereof. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317732

Non-aqueous stable composition for delivering substrates for a depilatory product using peracids

Disclosed herein are compositions and methods for delivering substrates for a depilatory product using an enzymatically generated peracid. More specifically, a two component system is provided comprising (a) a first non-aqueous composition comprising a solid source of peroxygen, an ester substrate, and an optional organic cosolvent and (b) an aqueous component having a ph of at least 4 comprising an enzyme catalyst having perhydrolytic activity and a buffer. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317731

Aqueous stable composition for delivering substrates for a depilatory product using peracetic acid

Disclosed herein are compositions and methods for delivering substrates for a depilatory product using an enzymatically-generated peracid. More specifically, a ph stabilized two component system is provided comprising (a) a first aqueous composition comprising hydrogen peroxide and at least one carboxylic acid ester substrate; wherein the ph of the first aqueous composition is 4.0 or less and (b) a second aqueous component comprising an enzyme catalyst having perhydrolytic activity and a buffer, wherein the ph of the second aqueous composition is at least 5.0; wherein the first and second aqueous compositions remain separated until use. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317730

Laundry treating appliance with biofilm treating cycle

A laundry treating appliance having a rotatable treating chamber and configured to determine the presence of an over-sudsing condition.. . ...

12/20/12 / #20120317729

Clothes treatment apparatus and control method thereof

A clothes treatment apparatus (100) and a control method thereof are disclosed. The clothes treatment apparatus (100) includes a cabinet (1) closed by a door (3) and an accommodation space (2) provided in the cabinet (1), consisting for example of a first accommodation space (21) and a second accommodation space (23), wherein a 5t mechanism chamber (25) is provided. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317728

Soft lock wire twisting pliers

A plier having a wire twisting mechanism mounted on one handle with the opposing handle providing a multi tooth lock bar. A slide lock which actuates a spring retractable lock pawl is mounted on the twisting mechanism support. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317727

Air mattress

The air mattress has a plurality of air cell groups, each of which constituted by a plurality of bladder-shaped cells and lined up with respect to the lengthwise direction of the air mattress; an air supply/release pump; an air tube linking the bladder-shaped cells and the air supply/release pump in an independent first system for each of the air cell groups and an independent second system for each of specific bladder-shaped cells out of the plurality of air cell groups; and a pressure sensor for measuring the pressure within the bladder-shaped cells for each of the first and second systems. One or a plurality of specific air cell groups is constituted by an upper section, a middle section, and a lower section of bladder-shaped cells lined up in the lengthwise direction of the air mattress; the pressure in the lower section bladder-shaped cells is controlled by the first system and the pressure in the middle section bladder-shaped cells is controlled by the second system; and the upper section bladder-shaped cells communicate with the middle section bladder-shaped cells.. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317726

Hospital bed obstacle detection apparatus

A hospital bed obstacle detection device and related method for detecting an obstacle between first and second components of a hospital bed is provided.. . ...

12/20/12 / #20120317725

Senior friendly shower carrier

There is disclosed a senior-friendly shower carrier comprising a bed; a housing part comprising a second housing, a first housing coupled to a lower portion of the bed to elevate to an upper portion of the second housing and a third housing that elevates to a lower portion of the second housing; a first elevating module comprising a driving motor having a shaft provided therein, a fixing part, a power transmitting part which transmits a rotational force of the shaft to the fixing part, and a moving part which elevates the first housing upwardly, moving along the rotation of the fixing part upwardly and downwardly; and a second elevating module comprising a driving motor having a shaft provided therein, a fixing part, a power transmitting part which transmits a rotational force of the shaft to the fixing part, and a moving part which elevates the third housing downwardly.. . ...

12/20/12 / #20120317724

Patient support table, medical apparatus with a patient support table, and method for operating a patient support table

A patient support table has a patient support plate adjustable along at least one axis to support a patient thereon, and at least one touch-sensitive input device, wherein sweeping over or marking a segment of the at least one touch-sensitive input device by a user is translated into an adjustment of the patient support plate along the at least one axis. A medical apparatus includes such a patient support table, and in a method to adjust the patient support plate of the patient support table, appropriate interaction of a user with the touch-sensitive input device effects the adjustment of the support plate along the at least one axis.. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317723

Bed sheet

A bed sheet to cover a mattress may include a top sheet to cooperate with the substantially the top surface of the mattress, and a connector sheet to cooperate with the top sheet to stabilize the top sheet with respect to the mattress. The connector sheet and the top sheet may define an aperture to cooperation with a bottom corner of the mattress. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317722

Changing table cover

A changing table cover is made from a material that forms a pocket, closed around a portion of its periphery and open around enough of the remaining periphery to accept one of any typical target changing tables. Part of the open peripheral edges optionally have disengageable fasteners. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317721

Crib liner

A crib liner and method of lining an infant crib are provided that greatly reduce the risk of an infant injury resulting from an infant's arm or legs extending through the slats or rails or a crib. The crib liner is provided with a plurality of panels that can have a perforated section and a cushioned section. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317720

Medical air mattress

A medical air mattress has a mattress body and an upper bedspread. The mattress body is formed by multiple air cells including independent air cells parallelly arranged as an air cell row. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317719

Apparatus and method for an exercise mat

The present disclosure describes an apparatus and method for an exercise mat that includes a first side and an opposed second side. The first side and second side are connected by at least one side edge. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317718

Shoulder warming sleeping bag extension

One embodiment of a sleeping bag extension piece or elongated sleeping bag with sufficient length beyond a traditional sleeping bag to rest upon the sleep surface above the user's shoulder line creating a natural body heat seal and restricting air flow between the sleeping bag top and sleep surface above the shoulder line, and having a separation to allow a user's head to protrude.. . ...

12/20/12 / #20120317717

Foldable tent-cot

A foldable tent-cot includes two elongated rods each having a pair of connecting rods pivotally connected to each other. The foldable tent-cot also includes a pair of outer x-shaped support racks pivotally connected to outer ends of opposing elongated rods and a central x-shaped support rack pivotally connected to central portions of opposing elongated rods. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317716

Self-deployable cot

A self-deployable device for a child (1), comprising an arcuate structure (110, 120) adapted to support at least one flexible material wall (20) defining a space for receiving a child and at least four stiffener bars (201, 201′) for countering pressing down on the arcuate structure. For at least one of said bars, only one end (211, 211′) of the two ends of the bar is fastened to the arcuate structure by a fixed connection so that said bar may remain connected to the arcuate structure when said structure goes from the folded state to the deployed state and/or vice-versa.. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317715

Patient lifting device

An open base patient lifting machine has generally upwardly extending first and second masts. There is a space between the lower end portion of the second mast. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317714

Device and method for the lateral positioning of persons

The invention relates to a lateral positioning device for the variable lateral positioning of a recumbent person (6), having the following features: at least one actuator (4, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96) acting on a resting surface (5) for the person (6), wherein, by means of the actuator (4, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96), the angle (αl, αr) between the transverse axis (q) of the resting surface (5) and the horizontal (h) can be varied, at least one sensor (7, 9) having an output signal which represents the respective angle (αl, αr) between the transverse axis (q) and the horizontal (h), and at least one electronic control device (11) which is connected to the sensor (7, 9) and the actuator (4, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97) and is equipped i) to determine an actual inclined position from the output signal of the sensor (7, 9), ii) to adjust the angle (αl, αr) between the transverse axis (q) of the resting surface (5) and the horizontal (h) by actuating the actuator such that the actual inclined position is set to a predetermined target inclined position. The invention further relates to a method for the variable lateral positioning of a recumbent person.. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317713

Device to help nurse and move immobile patients in bed

An apparatus for nursing immobile patients in bed includes a base, a sheet and a control unit. Both the base and sheet components include magnetic elements. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317712

Multifunctional furniture

A multifunctional furniture includes a stationary seat frame, a supporting frame, a back frame pivotally connected to the stationary seat frame to move between a sitting mode and a bedding mode, and a leg frame arrangement, which is provided underneath the stationary seat frame, the back frame and the supporting frame. When the back frame is in the sitting mode, the back frame is pivotally extended from the leg frame arrangement to form a predetermined angle of inclination with respect to the stationary seat frame while the leg frame arrangement is arranged to support the stationary seat frame, wherein when the back frame is in the bedding mode, the back frame is pivotally moved to align with the seat frame to form a sleeping area, while the leg frame arrangement is operated to provide extensive support to both the back frame, the stationary seat frame and the supporting frame.. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317711

Light system for demarcating a field in a swimming pool, for example a water polo field

A light demarcation system applicable to a predefined area of any water surface, such are being delimited by a bottom portion and by a pair of longitudinal walls and a pair of transverse walls of a length suitable for defining a water polo field, wherein the pair of transverse walls have a length smaller than the pair of longitudinal walls. The light demarcation system comprises one or more light profiles, each made up of a plurality of sequentially arranged light elements, in predefined positions inside and/or outside of the water polo field, and an electronic control system operatively connected by wireless or wired connectors to the light profiles for management of the operation of the light profiles.. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317710

Water-saving toilet

A water-saving toilet contains a base including a cavity, an outlet, a u-shaped tube, a cushion, a stopping member, and a flush button; the stopping member including an inlet pipe to connect with a first flow pipe and a second flow pipe, the first and the second flow pipes respectively including a plurality of outflow holes; wherein lengths of the first and the second flow pipes are equal when flushing the water, the water flows from the stopping member to the cavity via a first predetermined section of the first flow pipe without the outflow holes, and on a second predetermined section of the second flow pipe relative to a third predetermined section of the first flow pipe with the outflow holes is not provided with the outflow holes.. . ...

12/20/12 / #20120317709

Retrofit automatic toilet flush apparatus

An automatic flush apparatus for converting a manual flush toilet to an automatic flush toilet, and including a sensor for being mounted on an exterior wall of a tank of the toilet for detecting a condition predetermined to initiate a flush operation of the toilet. A signal transmitter conveys a signal indicating the occurrence of the condition, and a motor is provided for being positioned in the tank for receiving an electric current indicative of the condition from the signal transmitter. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317708

Hinge assembly for a toilet seat

A hinge assembly for a toilet seat, the hinge assembly comprising a hinge post for pivotally supporting the toilet seat on a toilet bowl, and a bolt embedded in the hinge post and configured to extend through an opening in the toilet bowl, the bolt having thereon a plurality of projections extending into the hinge post to distribute to the hinge post forces applied to the bolt.. . ...

12/20/12 / #20120317707

Trap assembly for a hybrid wall urinal and associated methods

A trap for positioning within a wall urinal includes a housing having an open top end and an open bottom end coupled to a drainage pipe. The trap includes a top that includes an upper surface with a center portion having at least one drainage opening extending therethrough. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317706

Ballistic and impact protective military helmet assembly

A helmet assembly is provided including a front mount configured to attach to the front of the helmet above a brim of the helmet, a mandible for protecting a portion of the user's face, a lower edge rim mounting portion such as a halo attached along the lower edge of the helmet for securing the mandible to a helmet and providing power and data conduits. The front mount provides a center top mounting arrangement that operatively connects a center top location of the face shield to a center front mount on the helmet the mount provides frontal bracket portions for mounting accessories. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317705

Modular sports helmet

The present disclosure provides a modular helmet comprising a shell, an energy-absorbing layer, and at least one energy-absorbing panel or other modular element, which is removably attached to the helmet. For example, in accordance with an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure, an improved football helmet comprises an outer shell with six apertures, an inner, energy-absorbing layer, a face mask, and six modular panels, each of which sits inside an aperture and is releasably attached to the outer shell.. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317704

Natural fiber helmet

A natural fiber helmet capable of protecting a user engaged in a professional, recreational or competitive activity is disclosed. The protective fiber helmet may be constructed of wood, bamboo, or similar material. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317703

Duty belt buckle

A duty belt buckle for securing a duty belt around the waist of a user. A duty belt buckle is fixed to one end of a duty belt and employs a mating element that engages with an attachment member on the distal end of the duty belt. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317702

Slidably adjustable magnetic catch for garment

A magnetic catch for a garment having which allows adjustment of the garment proximate a magnetically coupled first catch part and a second catch part without release of the magnetic catch.. . ...

12/20/12 / #20120317701

Attachable pocket and method of attachment utilizing a continuous backing structure

Disclosed is an adhesable garment pocket and method of attachment that is adapted to create a secure connection with a target garment, provide a securable pocket enclosure and further a novel connection means that contemplates several ornamental designs and configurations. The garment pocket comprises coextensive adhesive backing surface that is preferably enlarged with respect to the pocket, wherein a pocket flap is connected to the backing surface along three of its sides. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317700

Pair of pants and method for donning and removing a pair of pants

A pair of pants that allows a wearer to easily don and remove the pair of pants while the wearer wears other articles of clothing, apparel or footwear (such as shorts, gym shoes, golf shorts or boots), a cast, a leg brace or the like. The pair of pants has a waistband that encircles a waist of the wearer of the pair of pants, a first leg having a first inner leg seam and a first outside leg opening, a second leg having a second inner leg seam and a second outside leg opening, a crotch seam between the first and second legs, the pair of pants being made of a fabric that is slidably supported on the waistband, at least a portion of the pair of pants enabling the fabric to slidably move on the waistband to enable the wearer to increase a size of at least one of the first outside leg opening or the second outside leg opening to facilitate the easy donning and removal of the pants. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317699

Foldable rain hat

The invention discloses a foldable rain hat for keeping hair dry. The rain hat includes a body having a rim, the rim defining the opening of a bowl for placing on the top of a user's head. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317698

Convertible headgear

Headgear that can be converted into another object, comprising a figurine provided with a hollow base which, in at least one configuration, defines an object including a volume for receiving an element. In a second configuration, the hollow base can be turned partially inside out to form a second object including another reception volume and, in a third configuration, the hollow base can be turned fully inside out to form a third object.. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317697

Golf glove

A golf glove consisting of only a golf grip comprising a two finger sleeve arrangement composed of leather, synthetic leather or fabric material in a configuration to be worn on one hand with the first sleeve adapted to cover at least a portion of the pinky finger in one hand and with the second sleeve being attached to the first sleeve and adapted to cover at least a portion of the adjacent ring finger in the same hand and with the remainder of the golf glove having all or substantially all of the palm of the hand uncovered. The golf grip should be worn on the hand which grips a lower portion of the golf club with respect to the relative position of the other hand on the upper portion of golf club.. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317696

Wearable article for holding a container

A wearable article for covering at least a portion of a user's hand, such article including a first section partially surrounding the hand by connecting at least a portion of the palm to at least a portion of the back of the hand, the first section passing via a zone joining the thumb and index finger of the hand, and via the edge of the hand; a second section connected to the first section so as to form an opening for passage of the thumb, and at least one mechanism for fastening a container on the first section. The fastening mechanism comprises a fastener connected to a section so that it is capable of partially surrounding the container in order to press a portion of the container against the first section. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317695

Pants-type wearing article

A pants-type wearing article including a connecting member by the intermediary of which respective lateral regions of front and rear waist regions are connected together. In a pants-type wearing article, a lateral region of a front waist region and a lateral region of a rear waist region are connected to each other by the intermediary of a sheet-like connecting member. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317694

Waterproof cloak

A waterproof garment in the form of a cloak is disclosed. The cloak includes an outer layer and an inner layer, each made of a suitable fabric. ...

12/20/12 / #20120317693

Heat resistant glove with therapeutic relief/support

A heat resistant wrist support glove reliably provides therapeutic relief/support when handling hot objects or tools. The heat resistant glove comprises an inner member composed of an elastic material having a wrist supporting portion, a palm supporting portion, and at least one shallow opening adapted for passage of a user's fingers. ...

12/13/12 / #20120312046

Air conditioner with a cooling module

Pyrolyzing gasification system and method of use including primary combustion of non-uniform solid fuels such as biomass and solid wastes within a refractory lined gasifier, secondary combustion of primary combustion gas within a staged, cyclonic, refractory lined oxidizer, and heat energy recovery from the oxidized flue gas within an indirect air-to-air all-ceramic heat exchanger or external combustion engine. Primary combustion occurs at low substoichoimetric air percentages of 10-30 percent and at temperatures below 1000 degrees f. . . . . . . . . . . An air conditioner includes a compressor, a condenser, an expansion device, and an evaporator. The air conditioner further includes an electric unit including electric components to operate the air conditioner. ...

12/13/12 / #20120312045

Water supply apparatus

Disclosed herein is a water supply apparatus which may include an outdoor unit installed outdoors, and a cascade unit to receive refrigerant from the outdoor unit and generate hot water of a first temperature and/or hot water of a second temperature higher than the first temperature. The water supply apparatus may generate hot water of the first temperature, hot water of the second temperature higher than the first temperature and/or cold water.. ...

12/13/12 / #20120312044

Thermal recycling system

A thermal recovery system includes one or more thermal transfer tanks having a medium for facilitating heat transfer from the refrigerant conduit of a conventional air conditioning system to one or both of a fresh water line carrying fresh water to a user and a circulated water line circulating water.. . ...

12/13/12 / #20120312043

Heat pump and control method thereof

A heat pump that uses solar heat as an evaporation heat source of a refrigerant. The heat pump includes a solar heat collector, a compressor to compress a refrigerant, a first heat exchanger to condense the refrigerant compressed by the compressor and to perform heat exchange between the condensed refrigerant and water, a second heat exchanger to perform heat exchange between the refrigerant having passed through the first heat exchanger and heat collected by the solar heat collector, a third heat exchanger to perform heat exchange between the refrigerant having passed through the first heat exchanger and external air, and a first flow channel switching valve to allow the refrigerant having passed through the first heat exchanger to selectively flow to the second heat exchanger or the third heat exchanger therethrough.. ...

12/13/12 / #20120312042

Heat pump boiler and control method for the same

Disclosed are a heat pump boiler and a control method for the same. The heat pump boiler includes an outdoor unit having an outdoor-unit heat-exchanger, a water pipe including a water-feed pipe and a water-return pipe connected to the outdoor unit to feed water to the outdoor unit or to return low-temperature or medium-temperature water produced in the outdoor unit to an external location, heat exchangers connected to the water pipe to produce medium-temperature or high-temperature water, a variable-capacity compressor connected to the heat exchangers, a buffer tank connected to the water pipe, and an externally-wound heat exchanger to collect waste heat radiated from the compressor. ...

12/13/12 / #20120312041

Suction compressor temperature regulator device for transcritical and subcritical r-744 compressors

A suction compressor temperature regulator device, for use with at least one compressor of a r-744 refrigeration system, includes a heating mechanism located upstream of the at least one compressor of the refrigeration system, in a suction line thereof, for locally controlling the temperature of a r-744 fluid of the refrigeration system. The heating mechanism is typically in a form of a heat exchanger connected to the suction line and using a heating fluid to transfer heat therefrom to the r-744 fluid at the heat exchanger.. ...

12/13/12 / #20120312040

Air conditioner in electric vehicle

The present invention relates to an air conditioner in an electric vehicle, and more particularly to an air conditioner in an electric vehicle, which can make continuous heating operation even in defrosting operation, can enhance heating efficiency and performance even in the defrosting operation, and can recover heat discharged from various components of the electric vehicle even in the defrosting operation for preventing liquid refrigerant from being introduced to a compressor.. . ...

12/13/12 / #20120312039

Window air conditioner

Technologies are generally described for a window and a method for cooling a room including a window. In some examples, the window may include a first pane and a second pane spaced from and in optical communication with the first pane defining a generator chamber. ...

12/13/12 / #20120312038

Refrigeration system and methods for refrigeration

A refrigeration system includes: a compressor arrangement for compressing gaseous refrigerant from a first pressure to a second pressure, wherein the second pressure comprises a condensing pressure; a plurality of condenser evaporator systems, wherein each condenser evaporator system comprises: (1) a condenser for receiving gaseous refrigerant at a condensing pressure and condensing the refrigerant to a liquid refrigerant; (2) a controlled pressure receiver for holding the liquid refrigerant from the condenser; and (3) an evaporator for evaporating liquid refrigerant from the controlled pressure receiver to form gaseous refrigerant; a first gaseous refrigerant feed line for feeding the gaseous refrigerant at the second pressure from the compressor arrangement to the plurality of condenser evaporator systems; and a second gaseous refrigerant feed line for feeding gaseous refrigerant from the plurality of condenser evaporator systems to the compressor arrangement.. . ...

12/13/12 / #20120312037

Vapor cycle system with de-superheater

A vapor cycle system comprises a compressor for compressing a coolant to form a superheated vapor, a de-superheater for cooling the superheated vapor to form a reduced temperature vapor by exchanging heat with a cooling fluid flow, a condenser for condensing the reduced temperature vapor to form a condensed liquid by exchanging heat with the cooling fluid flow, and an evaporator for evaporating the condensed liquid. The de-superheater is located downstream of the condenser in the cooling fluid flow, and a temperature of the cooling fluid flow is higher at the de-superheater than at the condenser.. ...

12/13/12 / #20120312036

Temperature control system with refrigerant recovery arrangement

A temperature control system includes a compressor, a condenser, an evaporator, a receiver, and an accumulator. A valve is positioned between the evaporator and the receiver. ...

12/13/12 / #20120312035

Air conditioning system

An air conditioning system (10) using a refrigerant fluid (102) and a cooling liquid, the air conditioning system (10) comprising: a first compartment (22) defining a first air inlet (31) and a first air outlet (33) and a first ventilator (28) for creating a first air flow (35) through the first compartment (22) from the first air inlet (31) to the first air outlet (33); a first heat exchange unit (16) provided in the first compartment (22) for allowing heat exchange between the refrigerant fluid (102) and the first air flow (35) when the refrigerant fluid (102) is circulated through the first heat exchange unit (16); a second heat exchange unit (14) also provided in the first compartment (22) for allowing heat exchange between the refrigerant fluid (102) and the first air flow (35) when the refrigerant fluid (102) is circulated through the second heat exchange unit (14), the second heat exchange unit (14) being provided downstream from the first heat exchange unit (16) relatively to the first air flow (35), the second heat exchange unit (14) being in fluid communication with the first heat exchange unit (16) for allowing circulation of the refrigerant fluid (102) from the second heat exchange unit (14) to the first heat exchange unit (16). The second heat exchange unit (14) is a desuperheater in which the refrigerant fluid (102) is cooled down by the first air flow (35) while remaining gaseous and the first heat exchange unit (16) is a condenser in which the refrigerant fluid (102) condenses when cooled by the first air flow (35).. ...

12/13/12 / #20120312034

Refrigerating cycle apparatus and method for operating the same

A refrigerating cycle apparatus and a method of operating the same are provided. For a refrigerating cycle having a plurality of compressors connected in series for multi-stage compression, an inner space of each compressor and a pipe of the refrigerating cycle may be connected via an oil collection pipe, and oil may be discharged into the refrigerating cycle by pressure reversal during a pressure balancing operation, so as to allow the discharged oil to be collected into a high-stage compressor or a low-stage compressor. ...

12/13/12 / #20120312033

Condenser evaporator system (ces) for decentralized condenser refrigeration system

A condenser evaporator system includes: a condenser constructed for condensing a gaseous refrigerant from the source of compressed gaseous refrigerant; a controlled pressure receiver for holding liquid refrigerant; a first liquid refrigerant feed line for conveying liquid refrigerant from the condenser to the controlled pressure receiver; an evaporator for evaporating liquid refrigerant; and a second liquid refrigerant feed line for conveying liquid refrigerant from the controlled pressure receiver to the evaporator. The condenser evaporator system can be provided as multiple condenser evaporator systems operating from a source of compressed gaseous refrigerant.. ...

12/13/12 / #20120312032

Cryopump and cryogenic refrigerator

A refrigerator includes two displacers which are longitudinally adjacent to each other and the high temperature displacer includes a main compartment and an auxiliary compartment for a regenerator material. A direct passage for operating gas is formed between the two displacers. ...

12/13/12 / #20120312031

Cooler for temperature sensitive items

A carrier for thermally sensitive items such as medications, biological tissue and the like comprises a cooling chamber for receiving items to be cooled and a thermoelectric heat transfer module using the peltier effect to cool the chamber. To maximize the time the cooling chamber remains in a cooled state when the heat transfer module is deenergized, a polymer gel is confined in conductive heat transfer relationship with the cooling chamber wall to provide a “volume of cold” surrounding the cooling chamber. ...

12/13/12 / #20120312030

Thermoelectric cooling system for a food and beverage compartment

A thermoelectric cooling system includes a thermoelectric device that transfers heat from a cold side to a hot side via a peltier effect, an air heat exchanger that transfers heat from air to the cold side, and a heat sink that transfers heat from the hot side to a fluid coolant. The system also includes a temperature sensor that measures a temperature of air, and a controller that controls a flow of electrical power to the thermoelectric device according to a temperature measurement. ...

12/13/12 / #20120312029

Thermoelectric heat exchanger

A thermoelectric heat exchanger for heating or cooling a medium, that includes at least one first tube for carrying a first medium and at least one second tube for carrying the first medium. The second tube being arranged substantially parallel to the first tube. ...

12/13/12 / #20120312028

Methods for laser cooling of fluorescent materials

Methods for cooling fluorescent material are provided. A first method includes providing a sample of the material having an elongated direction of light propagation, exhibiting fluorescence at a mean fluorescence wavelength and capable of emitting superradiant pulses with a formation delay time. ...

12/13/12 / #20120312027

Flow discharge device

A bleed flow discharge device (136) adapted to discharge a bleed fluid flow into a main fluid flow, wherein the bleed flow discharge device comprises an outer wall (135) defining a passage (137) for the bleed fluid flow, the outer wall comprising a wave-shaped edge (139) where the bleed fluid flow meets the main fluid flow.. . ...

12/13/12 / #20120312025

Method and systems for adaptive ignition energy

A method and systems for an engine igniter excitation system includes an energy storage device, a first adaptive comparator configured to control the storage of an amount of energy in the energy storage device wherein the amount of energy is determined using at least one of an environmental parameter of the engine and a process parameter of the engine. The system also includes a second adaptive comparator communicatively coupled to the energy storage device wherein the second adaptive comparator is configured to control a rate of energy delivery to the energy storage device using at least one of an environmental parameter of the engine and a process parameter of the engine. ...

12/13/12 / #20120312024

Late lean injection with adjustable air splits

A gas turbine engine is provided and includes a combustor having a first interior in which a first fuel is combustible, a turbine into which products of at least the combustion of the first fuel are receivable, a transition zone, including a second interior in which a second fuel and the products of the combustion of the first fuel are combustible, a plurality of fuel injectors which are configured to supply the second fuel to the second interior in any one of a single axial stage, multiple axial stages, a single axial circumferential stage and multiple axial circumferential stages, a compressor, by which air is supplied to the first and second interiors for the combustion therein, and a control system configured to control relative amounts of the air to the first and second interiors and relative amounts of the first and second fuels supplied to the first and second interiors.. . ...

12/13/12 / #20120312023

Thermal management systems and methods for auxiliary power units

An auxiliary power unit (apu) is provided and configured to be mounted in an apu compartment that defines an inlet opening. The apu includes a power section having components lubricated with oil; an intake duct coupled to the inlet opening and the power section and configured to direct a first portion of air flow through the inlet opening into the power section; an oil cooler coupled to the power section and configured to cool the oil of the power unit; a cooling duct coupled to the oil cooler and the intake opening; an inlet door mounted at the inlet opening and configured to open and close the inlet opening, the inlet door further configured to be positioned in at least a first open position and a second open position; and a thermal management system configured to adjust the inlet door between the first open position and the second open position based on one or more operating temperatures within the apu.. ...

12/13/12 / #20120312022

Coalescing filter

A fuel system comprising a liquid fuel tank, an engine, and a coalescing filter adapted to separate water from fuel, the filter having an inlet fluidically connected to the fuel tank, a first outlet fluidically connected to a fuel feed system for the engine, and a second outlet fluidically connected to the fuel tank, wherein the coalescing filter is adapted to discharge fuel filtrate from the second outlet and filtrand from the first outlet. Also, a method of removing water or ice from a fuel tank, the method comprising directing a flow of fuel from a fuel tank to a coalescing filter adapted to separate water from fuel, discharging filtrand from a first outlet of the coalescing filter to a fuel feed system for consumption by an engine, and discharging fuel filtrate from a second outlet of the coalescing filter and returning the fuel filtrate to the fuel tank.. ...

12/13/12 / #20120312021

Power generation apparatus

A power generation apparatus that suppress cavitation includes a first on/off valve provided between a steam generator and an expander in a circulating channel; a bypass channel connected between an area between the steam generator and the first on/off valve and an area between the expander and a condenser; a second on/off valve provided in the bypass channel; a third on/off valve provided between a pump and the steam generator; and a controller. When stopping the pump, the controller outputs a control signal that stops the pump, a control signal that closes the first on/off valve, a control signal that opens the second on/off valve, and a control signal that closes the third on/off valve. ...

12/13/12 / #20120312020

Regeneration of capture medium

An apparatus and method for the regeneration of captured gas rich capture medium such as an absorption solution and the recovery of absorbed gas therefrom, an apparatus and method for the removal and recovery of a target gas from a gas stream, and the use of the same for post combustion carbon capture on a thermal power plant are described. The apparatus and method make use of a regenerative heating process. ...

12/13/12 / #20120312019

Process and apparatus for heating feedwater in a heat recovery steam generator

A feedwater heater (14) in a heat recovery steam generator (a,b) lies within a flow of hot exhaust gas. The feedwater heater (14) converts subcooled feedwater into saturated feedwater water, the temperature of which is only lightly above the acid dew point temperature of the exhaust gas so that corrosive acids do not condense on coils (18) of the feedwater heater (14). ...

12/13/12 / #20120312018

Green smr to refuel hrsg duct burners

An energy generation system including a primer mover producing a power output, and a combustion product outlet stream; and a steam generator wherein a water inlet stream and the combustion product outlet stream exchange heat to produce at least one steam outlet stream is provided. The steam generator further comprises at least one set of supplemental burners situated in the path of the combustion product outlet stream, and a hydrogen fuel inlet stream at least a portion of which is combusted in at least one of the supplemental burners or the prime mover.. ...

12/13/12 / #20120312017

Stirling engine systems, apparatus and methods

Systems, methods, and apparatus relating to the use of stirling engine technology to convert heat, such as from solar radiation, to mechanical work or electricity. Apparatus, systems, components, and methods relating to energy converting apparatus are described herein. ...

12/13/12 / #20120312016

Geothermal energy method and apparatus

A deep well geothermal system where the bottom pressure exceeds the critical pressure for a working fluid (for water, approximately 3200 psi) at a place where the well bottom temperature is above the critical temperature of the working fluid (for water approximately 374 degrees c.). For water, this depth would typically be around 7442 feet. ...

12/13/12 / #20120312015

Thermoelectric hydrogen hybrid car

A thermoelectric hydrogen hybrid vehicle for use with fossil fuel, the thermoelectric hydrogen hybrid vehicle has a closed loop steam engine. The steam engine's boiler is a high temperature electrolysis unit. ...

12/13/12 / #20120312014

Spark ignition-type internal combustion engine

A spark ignition-type internal combustion wherein a first mechanical compression ratio control and a second mechanical compression ratio control are alternatively carried out, the first mechanical compression ratio control makes the mechanical compression ratio in the low engine load side operation area higher than that in the high engine load side operation area to increase the expansion ratio in the low engine load side operation area, the second mechanical ratio control makes the expansion ratio in the low engine load side operation area lower than that in the low engine load side operation area made by the first mechanical compression ratio control and a boost pressure control increases the boost pressure like a step change when the engine load becomes a set engine load in the low engine load side operation area or higher, is provided. The set engine load of the boost pressure control when the second mechanical compression ratio control is carried out is set higher than that when the first mechanical compression ratio control is carried out.. ...

12/13/12 / #20120312013

System, method, and device for locomotive exhaust gas recirculation cooling and catalyst heating

A method of heating an engine exhaust gas of an engine, including flowing a first exhaust gas at a first temperature within and along internal flow channels of a catalyst brick, and flowing a second exhaust gas at a second, different, temperature around an exterior of the catalyst brick. Heat may be transferred between the gases and the catalyst brick to achieve various operations.. ...

12/13/12 / #20120312012

Multistage charging system for an internal combustion engine

In a multi-stage charging group for receiving an operating fluid of an internal combustion engine which includes a first and a second turbocharger with a first and, respectively, a second turbine arranged in a common support housing, a bypass guide structure is provided in the support housing for guiding the operating fluid around the first turbine, which guide structure is formed at least partially by the support housing and a housing section of the first turbine.. . ...

12/13/12 / #20120312011

Turbine housing and method for directing exhaust

In one exemplary embodiment of the invention, a turbine housing for a forced induction system of an internal combustion engine is provided, the turbine housing including a turbine inlet passage in fluid communication with a turbine volute configured to house a turbine wheel, the turbine inlet passage configured to direct an exhaust gas flow from an exhaust manifold to the turbine wheel. The housing also includes a turbine outlet passage in fluid communication with the turbine volute, the turbine outlet passage configured to direct the exhaust gas flow to a catalytic converter coupled to the turbine outlet passage, wherein the turbine outlet passage comprises a cone shaped passage.. ...

12/13/12 / #20120312010

Waste gate valve device

A waste gate valve device in which a waste gate valve 100 is fully closed when a valve body of the waste gate valve 100 moves from an exhaust outlet passage 18s side toward an exhaust bypass passage 5 side and touches a seat face 12a of a valve seat part 12, wherein the valve body of the waste gate valve is provided with a protrusion 2 of a prescribed height on a touching side where the valve body of the waste gate valve touches the seat face 12a, the protrusion being configured so as to reduce an exhaust gas passage area of the exhaust gas.. . ...

12/13/12 / #20120312009

Expander lubrication in vapour power systems

A vapour power generating system including a closed circuit for a working fluid, and includes a heat exchanger assembly for heating the fluid under pressure with heat from the source, a separator for separating the vapour phase of the heated fluid from the liquid phase thereof, an expander for expanding the vapour to generate power, a condenser for condensing the outlet fluid from the expander, a feed pump for returning condensed fluid from the condenser to the heater and a return path for returning the liquid phase from the separator to the heater. The liquid phase of the working fluid contains a lubricant which lubricant is soluble or miscible in the liquid phase and a bearing supply path is arranged to deliver liquid phase pressurised by the feed pump to at least one bearing for a rotary element of the expander.. ...

12/13/12 / #20120312008

Hydraulic generator

The invention relates to a hydraulic generator formed by a set of different specific chains which are coordinated and complement one another such as to allow floats to enter a tank and to force said floats along a predetermined path, in order to make maximum use of the upward force thereof. A first chain neutralizes the internal hydraulic pressure on the front of the floats, allowing the floats to be introduced at the bottom of the tank. ...

12/13/12 / #20120312007

Control system for hybrid construction machine

A control system for construction machine includes a pair of first and second main pumps which are variable-displacement pumps, first and second circuit systems connected to the first and second main pumps and including a plurality of control valves, main switching valves provided between the first and second circuit systems and the first and second main pumps, a hydraulic motor for power generation connected to the first and second main pumps via the main switching valves, a generator coupled to the hydraulic motor for power generation, and a battery for storing power generated by the generator. When at least the main switching valve connected to one circuit system is at a position to cause one main pump connected thereto to communicate with the hydraulic motor for power generation, the main switching valve connected to the other circuit system causes the other main pump to communicate with the other circuit system.. ...

12/13/12 / #20120312006

Control system for hybrid construction machine

A control system for hybrid construction machine includes an engine, a main pump to be driven by the engine, a rotary shaft linking an assist pump, a regenerative hydraulic motor and a motor generator, and a clutch for linking the engine and the rotary shaft.. . ...

12/13/12 / #20120312005

Self-pumping hydropneumatic piston-cylinder unit with adjustable level position

Self-pumping hydropneumatic piston-cylinder unit comprising a working cylinder in which a piston rod with a piston is guided so as to be axially movable, wherein the working cylinder carries a hollow pump rod aligned in the longitudinal axis of the piston-cylinder unit, wherein a radial control bore in the pump rod cooperates with a pump sleeve on the piston rod side, wherein the pump rod and the pump sleeve are connected to a fluid reservoir and form a pumping device by which a determined level position is automatically adjusted, wherein the pump sleeve is controllable by an actuator to adjust the determined level position, characterized in that the axial position of the pump sleeve relative to the control bore is adjustable by means of the actuator.. . ...

12/13/12 / #20120312004

Emission-free devices and method for performing mechanical work and for generating electrical and thermal energy

A device (1) for performing mechanical work and/or producing electrical or thermal energy, the energy necessary for operation is obtained from the oxidation of carbonaceous fuels (20) into carbon dioxide (24) and water (23). The device comprises means (14) for compression and/or condensation of the exhaust gas (21), and storage means (15) for receiving the compressed and/or condensed exhaust gas (21).. ...

12/13/12 / #20120312003

Method for actuating a hydraulically movable working element of a working equipment, and a working equipment

The invention relates to a method and to a working equipment for actuating a hydraulically movable working element (24), which is provided on a main body (14) of a working equipment (11), comprising at least one main cylinder (19) and at least one additional cylinder (28), which are supplied with pressure medium to generate a pivoting movement, wherein the pivoting movement in the rapid motion mode is actuated in a first working pressure range of the hydraulic control device (32), the pivoting movement in a working motion mode is actuated in a second working pressure range, which is higher than the first working pressure range, the pivoting movement in the heavy load motion mode is actuated in a third working pressure range, which is higher than the first and second working pressure ranges, and the pivoting movement of the working element (24) in the operating modes of rapid motion, working motion or heavy load motion is actuated in accordance with the prevailing working pressure. (see fig. ...

12/13/12 / #20120312002

Internal combustion engine having an interference reducing exhaust manifold

An engine having a cylinder head including an exhaust manifold at least partially integrated therein, the exhaust manifold including an inner separating wall fluidly dividing two merged exhaust lines, each merged exhaust line in fluidic communication with a different pair of adjacent cylinders, and an outer separating wall fluidly dividing a first exhaust line in direct fluidic communication with a first cylinder and a second exhaust line in direct communication with a second cylinder, a lateral width of the inner separating wall greater than the outer separating wall, the lateral axis perpendicular to a longitudinal axis traversing centerlines of each cylinder.. . ...

12/13/12 / #20120312001

Low pressure egr system and examining method for efficiency of low egr cooler

A low pressure exhaust gas recirculation (egr) cooler efficiency diagnosis method for an egr system includes measuring speed and load of an engine, setting a difference threshold between model temperature and detected temperature downstream of the low pressure egr cooler according to speed and load of the engine, measuring a pressure difference between upstream and downstream sides of the egr valve, calculating a mass flow rate of an exhaust gas passing through the low pressure egr cooler based on the measured pressure difference, calculating the efficiency of the low pressure egr cooler based on the calculated mass flow rate, calculating the model temperature downstream of the low pressure egr cooler based on the calculated efficiency, and comparing the model temperature downstream of the low pressure egr cooler with the detected temperature downstream of the low pressure egr cooler. A low pressure egr system is also disclosed.. ...

12/13/12 / #20120312000

Exhaust gas treatment device for diesel engine

An exhaust gas treatment device for a diesel engine capable of starting the generation of a combustible gas is provided. The device includes a combustible gas generator. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311999

Device for providing a liquid reducing agent and motor vehicle having the device

A device for providing a liquid reducing agent includes a reducing agent tank for storing a reducing agent. The reducing agent tank has a tank bottom including a separate chamber. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311998

System and method for determining an ammonia generation rate in a three-way catalyst

A system according to the principles of the present disclosure includes a rate determination module, a storage level determination module, and an air/fuel ratio control module. The rate determination module determines an ammonia generation rate in a three-way catalyst based on a reaction efficiency and a reactant level. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311997

Nox removal system for biogas engines at anaerobic digestion facilities

Provided herein are methods, devices and systems comprising a reactor that is operatively connected to: (a) a biogas production unit for converting waste to a biogas stream; and (b) an engine that utilizes the biogas stream from the biogas producing unit to produce energy and an engine exhaust.. . ...

12/13/12 / #20120311996

Filtering method and filter for a nox sensor of an exhaust gas system

Embodiments for determining nh3 slip past a catalyst are provided. In one example, a filtering method for a nox sensor of an exhaust gas system having an scr catalytic converter comprises determining nox concentration upstream of the catalytic converter, measuring nox concentration downstream of the catalytic converter, modeling nox conversion, modeling nh3 slip behavior, calculating a nox error of the nox modeling, calculating an nh3 error of the nh3 modeling, assigning data of the nox sensor as nh3 measured values when a ratio of the nox error to the nh3 error is greater than an upper threshold value, and assigning data of the nox sensor as nox measured values when the ratio of the nox error to the nh3 error is smaller than a lower threshold value. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311995

Nox adsorber catalyst condition evaluation apparatus and associated methods

According to one embodiment, an apparatus for evaluating the condition of a nox adsorber catalyst (nac) of an internal combustion engine system includes a rich condition timing module, nac outlet lambda module, and nac condition module. The rich condition timing module is configured to accumulate the total time during which exhaust gas exiting the nac has a lambda value less than 1.0. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311994

Particulate filter monitoring methods and systems

A method of monitoring regeneration of a particulate filter is provided. The method includes evaluating whether a regeneration event is based on a fixed threshold condition; selectively setting a pass or fail status based on the evaluating; and generating a message indicating the pass or fail status.. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311993

Multi-pulse rocket motor and pulse unit thereof

A pulse unit of a multi-pulse rocket motor has: a propellant in an internal-burning type or internal-end-burning type shape that is loaded within a motor case; an igniter arranged at an end surface of the propellant; a barrier membrane arranged to cover a whole of an initial burning surface of the propellant and the igniter; a forward joint arranged at a forward end of the motor case; and a rearward joint arranged at a rearward end of the motor case. The forward joint is formed so as to be connectable with the rearward joint of another pulse unit. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311992

Hall thruster, cosmonautic vehicle, and propulsion method

In a hall thruster 10, an acceleration channel 12 ionizes propellant flowing into an annular discharge space 11 to generate ions, and accelerates and discharges the generated ions. A distributor 37 supplies propellant from a plurality of holes 13 arranged azimuthally, via an anode 14 penetrating to the discharge space 11 of the acceleration channel 12, to the discharge space 11 of the acceleration channel 12, an amount of the propellant varying according to positions of the plurality of holes 13, thereby generating a plurality of regions, between adjacent ones of which the mass flow rate of the propellant is different, azimuthally in the discharge space 11 of the acceleration channel 12. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311991

Biofilter assemblies for biomass gasification systems

Biomass gasification systems including a biofilter assembly adapted to be disposed within a filter unit of a biomass gasification system are provided. The biofilter assemblies may be adapted to filter particulate matter from a producer gas flowing through the filter unit while allowing a remainder of the producer gas to pass through the biofilter assembly. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311990

Systems and methods for tool-less retractable storage of lengths of cable chain

Devices and systems for tool-less assembly of cable chains that are capable of being retractably stored. The device comprises a first contact element, a second contact element, and a lengthwise member. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311989

Decoring mechanism with mechanized harvester

A mechanical harvester for harvesting produce with a core planted in a field is provided. The mechanical harvester includes a chassis, a positioning apparatus, a decoring device, and a transport assembly. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311988

Laminated knifeback

A sickle bar assembly employs a plurality of laminated strips that are secured and that may be stacked vertically upon each other in abutting relation to form a sickle bar. The individual sickle sections are secured to the sickle bar in side-by-side relation. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311987

Shield apparatus for agricultural implement header

A shield apparatus is mounted on the header of an agricultural implement which includes a rotatable collecting member to direct collected material rearwardly towards a rear discharge opening. The shield apparatus includes a panel member and a mounting bracket assembly which supports the panel member above the rear discharge opening of the header spanning in a lateral direction transversely to the forward working direction such that the panel member extends from a rear edge rearward of the collecting member to a front edge which is spaced forward and upwardly in relation to the rear edge. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311986

Leaf-net

A device to make the chore of raking and disposal of leaves easier. This is a specifically designed net comprised of a strong biodegradable material or a nylon type material with a drawstring embroidering the net. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311985

Process for producing an aluminum titanate-based ceramics

The present invention is a process for producing an aluminum titanate-based ceramics comprising a step of firing a starting material mixture containing a titanium source powder, an aluminum source powder, and a copper source.. . ...

12/13/12 / #20120311984

Exhaust gas purification device

A exhaust gas purification device is structured such that it is possible to improve an assembling work ability or a maintenance work ability of gas purifying bodies or exhaust gas purifying cases. In an exhaust gas purification device provided with gas purifying bodies which purify an exhaust gas discharged by an engine, and a gas purifying housing which is provided with the gas purifying bodies therein, the exhaust gas purification device is structured such that a support bracket which supports the gas purifying housing is provided, a bolt hole is formed in the support bracket, an insertion guide is formed in the support bracket, and an attaching bolt is engaged with and disengaged from the bolt hole via the insertion guide.. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311983

Fluted filter with axial seal

A filter element includes a filter media pack and an axial seal member configured to axially seal against a filter housing. The axial seal member may be supported by and attached to the filter media pack by a media pack seal member. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311982

Holding sealing material, exhaust gas purifying apparatus, and method for manufacturing exhaust gas purifying apparatus

A holding sealing material includes a plurality of mats and at least one belt-shaped body. The plurality of mats include inorganic fibers and are layered. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311981

Air filter device

An air filter device includes an air filter medium, a base including a surrounding wall that has first and second ends and that defines a receiving space, and a loop-shaped retainer that engages removably the second end of the surrounding wall. The receiving space of the base is open at the first and second ends of the surrounding wall, and the air filter medium is placed removably in the receiving space. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311980

Filter arrangement; sealing system; and methods

A filter pack includes a filter construction and a sealing system for sealing the construction within a duct or housing. The filter construction has first and second opposite flow faces and is configured for a straight-through flow. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311979

Cyclone construction for a surface cleaning apparatus

A cyclone for a surface cleaning apparatus has spaced apart and opposed first and second cyclone chamber end walls and a cyclone chamber sidewall extending therebetween. At least one of the first cyclone chamber end wall and the second cyclone chamber end wall is openable so as to provide access to the cyclone chamber. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311978

Collapsible and/or assembled filter housing and filter used therewith

A filter assembly including a rectangular inlet frame having a rectangular inlet opening, a rectangular outlet frame, a housing body being collapsible to have a flattened shipping state and an erect state, the collapsible housing body in the erect state being rectangular and interposed between the rectangular inlet frame and the rectangular outlet frame in an assembled state, and at least one filter having filter media installed in the rectangular inlet opening in generally sealing relation thereto and projecting from the inlet frame toward the outlet frame in the assembled state.. . ...

12/13/12 / #20120311977

Media for hot gas filtration

A filter fabric having improved filtering properties for hot gas filtration containing a nonwoven aramid mat the mat has a basis weight of at least 9.7 ounces per square yard (330 grams per square meter) and is characterized by a pore size distribution in which the number of pores in a given range as measured by astm f316-03 test method is plotted against pore size. In a preferred embodiment, the percentage of pores having a size in between 10 and 26 microns is greater than 50% while the percentage of pores having a size of greater than 50 microns is less than 0.5%.. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311976

Horse training halter

The horse halter includes a noseband and chin strap each connected at both their ends. A poll strap and throat strap are each connected at both their ends. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311975

Form-fill-seal machine

A form-fill-seal machine includes a vertical sealing mechanism, a first film detection sensor, and a controller. The vertical sealing mechanism has a horn, an anvil, and an ultrasonic transmitter. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311974

Waste disposal device including a diaphragm for twisting a flexible tubing dispensed from a cartridge

A waste disposal device includes a housing and a diaphragm having a plurality of slits. The diaphragm is positioned in the housing to hold a flexible tubing while the flexible tubing is being twisted to encapsulate a waste package that has been inserted into the flexible tubing.. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311973

Continuous filling device

Filling device (1) for filling packagings with counted bulk goods, comprising a dispenser (74) having several dispensing units (33) provided with a counter for counted dispensation of the bulk goods to the packagings and a conveying device (73) for transport of the packagings with respect to the dispensing units, wherein the conveying device is provided with several consecutive transport wheels (5) and a transport wheel drive for mutual opposite rotation of the immediately consecutive transport wheels, wherein the transport wheels each have a first axis of rotation and several packaging holders spread around the circumference, wherein the transport wheels with the axes of rotation parallel to each other and at the location of the packaging holders (51) are positioned in each other's vicinity for the transfer of packagings between packaging holders at a mutual transfer position between the immediately consecutive transport wheels during the opposite rotation for obtaining a meandering conveyance path of the packagings with respect to the dispensing units, which path is constituted of opposite arch segments.. . ...

12/13/12 / #20120311972

Disposable container for absorbing oils, fats and greases

A disposable container for receiving and containing used oil, fat and grease. The disposable container is comprised substantially of biodegradable materials and utilizes a lightweight oil absorbing material. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311971

System and method for creating high gloss plastic items via the use of styrenic copolymers as a coextruded layer

The present techniques provide multi-layer plastic structures and methods for making such. The multi-layer plastic structures include an inner surface made from a polyolefin resin, and resistant to environmental stress cracking, and an outer surface that includes a styrenic copolymer. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311970

Wrapper for wrapping bales of crop material

A wrapper for wrapping bales of crop material includes a frame, a wrapping table, a wrapping device, and a loading device. The loading device includes a pivotable loading structure, and at least one actuator to move the loading structure between a pick-up position and a release position, wherein the loading structure comprises two loading arms between which the bale can be arranged. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311969

Target supply unit of extreme ultraviolet light source apparatus and method of manufacturing the same

In a target supply unit of an extreme ultraviolet light source apparatus for generating extreme ultraviolet light by applying a laser beam to a target material to turn the target material into plasma, clogging of a target nozzle for supplying the target material to a laser beam application point is suppressed. The target supply unit includes: a target container for accommodating the target material; a target nozzle for injecting the target material supplied from the target container; and a reducing gas supply unit for supplying a reducing gas into the target container. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311968

Plant preservation systems

The invention relates to orthogonal pairs of trnas and aminoacyl-trna synthetase that can incorporate the unnatural amino acid phenylselenocysteine into proteins produced in eubacterial host cells such as e. Coli. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311967

Opening device for outer wrapping and method for forming

Provided is a tamper proof outer wrapping with a reinforced tear zone. The reinforced tear zone includes a tear tape affixed between two layers of the wrapping material. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311966

Pressure sealing method for headspace modification

A container cap (80) positioned within a sealing chamber (84) has an openable aperture to allow the increase in pressure in the container headspace (231) before the aperture is resealed. In alternative embodiments the container (1) may include vacuum compensation panels (801, 802,803, 804) in its sidewall and/or base.. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311965

Blade with side teeth for opening/holding/closing pleated bags and method for opening/closing the mouth of bags by means of said blade

Blade for opening bags (1;2) with pleats (1a,2a), comprising a flat body (10) with a bottom edge (11) and a top part (12) suitable for stable engagement with associated operating means, and a tooth (20) substantially extending in the vertical direction (z-z) and connected to the body (10) along the top edge (10c) of each lateral side (10b) of the body (10), a cavity (22) which extends in the vertical direction (z-z) and is of suitable width in the longitudinal direction (x-x) being formed between each tooth (20) and the corresponding side (10b).. . ...

12/13/12 / #20120311964

Rotating multi-clipper packaging systems

Apparatus, systems, devices, methods and computer program products configured to provide one or more of the following: improved rotary table or platform packaging systems, improved adhesive (glue) based film seal systems, and/or easier loading or releasing mounting systems of horns, forming collars and/or sprockets.. . ...

12/13/12 / #20120311963

Cap fastening apparatus

In a cap fastening apparatus 10 in which a rotation of a motor 20 is transmitted to a chuck 50 while being decelerated by a speed reducer 40, and a cap 1 gripped by the chuck 50 is threadably attached to a bottle 2, a torque limiter apparatus 30 is interposed between the motor 20 and the speed reducer 40, the torque limiter apparatus 30 disconnecting a transmission of a rotation from the motor 20 to the chuck 50 at a time when a rotational resistance of the chuck 50 becomes larger than a set torque.. . ...

12/13/12 / #20120311962

Monitoring device for container processing systems

An apparatus for handling containers with a plurality of handling units for handling the containers, which handling units contain at least one filling device for filling the containers with a flowable medium, a closure device disposed downstream in a transport direction of the containers for closing the filled containers with closures, and with a labelling device for labelling the containers, and with a transport device for transporting the containers. The apparatus has at least one information output device, which is configured in such a way that it outputs information about the occurrence of malfunctions of the apparatus, wherein the information output device has at least one first information output element, which outputs a first information item about a specific malfunction in such a way that the first information item can be perceived in a first region and a second information output element which outputs a second information item about the same malfunction in such a way that the second information item can be perceived in a second region, wherein the first region and the second region are at least partially different.. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311961

Wrapper for wrapping round bales of crop material

A wrapper for wrapping bales, in particular round bales of crop material, includes a frame, a wrapping table to support the bale during wrapping, a wrapping device to wrap wrapping material about the bale. In particular, the wrapper has at least two lateral guiding elements arranged to enclose a bale supported on the wrapping table to limit lateral movement of the bale. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311960

Apparatus and method for packaging articles into flexible bags

An apparatus for the packaging of articles into flexible plastic bags supplies a continuous web formed by two flat superimposed layers to a fill-in station and the web is cut transversally to form web lengths of the desired length. The upper edges of the web lengths are grasped and spread apart to introduce articles, while contemporaneously the presence/absence of such edges is detected to automatically allow or inhibit the operation of the apparatus, respectively.. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311959

Half shell element for the production of a hollow body

The invention concerns a half shell element (10) for the production of a hollow body with an identical further half shell element (10), with at least one guide (20 . . ...

12/13/12 / #20120311958

Insulation art

A manufacture for insulating a wall, said manufacture includes: an insulation board, and visual artwork on a surface of said insulation board.. . ...

12/13/12 / #20120311957

Anchoring method for external bonding and reinforcing technique with prestressed fiber cloth

An anchoring method for external bonding and reinforcing technique with prestressed fiber cloth mainly involves the following steps: stretching fiber cloth (1) on the surface of a reinforced member (2) firstly, and then bonding the prestressed fiber cloth (1) and the reinforced member (2) as a whole with resin. In addition, certain measures of installing a steel plate (5) for anchoring and using an anchor device (7) are applied to the anchorage end of the prestressed fiber cloth (1) on the end of the reinforced member (2). ...

12/13/12 / #20120311956

Grating systems incorporating decorative articles

A grating system includes at least one pocket for supporting a decorative element within the grating system. The decorative element can be a brick and the pocket includes a size and shape configured to house the brick in close fitting relation while the upper surface of the brick is generally aligned with the upper surface of the grating system.. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311955

Construction panel and related methods

A construction panel for use in erecting structures comprises a pair of vertical support members and at least one lower horizontal member, extending between lower ends of the vertical support members. At least one header member extends between upper ends of the pair of vertical support members. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311954

Self-mounting modular structure, for constituting protected environments

A self-mounting modular structure comprises profiled peripheral columns (1, t) which exhibit upper overlapped and spaced fulcrums (2, 2′), wherein the rear portions of two series of crosspieces (3, 3′) engage, the front ends whereof connect to upper (4) and lower (41) fulcrums of the central support rack (5) of a control unit (6) the stem whereof (7) connects, through a coaxial joint (8) and movable radial levers (9), to the front extensions (3″) of the lower crosspieces (31). In feedback, the stem (7) rises and pushes the columns (1, t) outwards, which move on standard or roller tracked wheels (11), causing the lifting in the middle and “at the ceiling” of the crosspieces (3, 3′), located within the same columns. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311953

Energy and weight efficient building block, manufacturing and application process thereof

The subject matter of the invention is an energy and weight efficient building block that has a prismatic body made form a post-hardening material (1). The invention is characterized in that a flexible static insert structure (2) is placed inside the body. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311952

Decking or flooring system, and components therefor

A connector for a pair of decking boards, having grooves or recesses in their side walls, laid end-to end, has at least one connector member with parallel side edges arranged for “wedging-type” engagement with the grooves or recesses across the joint between the adjacent ends of a pair of the decking boards. A bridging member extends substantially from the connector member, optionally interconnects a pair of the connector members, and is received in rebates in the adjacent ends of the pair of decking boards at the joint. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311951

Fastening plate assembly

A roofing system includes a construction board positioned over a roof deck and a plurality of fastening plates positioned on a top surface of the construction board. At least one connector extends between two of the plurality of fastening plates and is positioned on the top surface of the construction board. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311950

Deck assembly module for a steel framed building

A deck assembly module is disclosed. The deck assembly module can be installed into the steel frame of a steel framed building. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311949

Thermal insulated building wall construction method

A thermal insulated building element is constructed together with connecting elements, and is suitable for making a building system quickly, and is also suitable for housing and extract fastening of any reinforcement. The thermal insulated element has polystyrene elements with a loadboarding part containing a metal framework between the polystyrene elements said loadbearing part is filled with concrete in-site, furthermore has connecting elements joining the polystyrene elements. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311948

Tower construction and a method for erecting the tower construction

A concrete tower construction has a foundation and a plurality of prefabricated concrete tower elements, each having an outside, an inside, a material thickness provided there between, and top and bottom surfaces. The tower elements have hollow centers and are arranged one tower element on top of another, forming a column on top of the foundation. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311947

Expansion anchor

An expansion anchor 10 comprising a bolt 12 having a head 14 and a threaded stem 16. The stem 16 extends from the head 14 about a generally longitudinal axis. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311946

Variable width module office furniture partition

A modular office partition that can be joined together to form dividing wall structures in which the partition has a skeleton frame with opposed faces covered by a plurality of covers with each cover being removably coupled to the frame in either a remote position or in a proximate position such that the partition will have a first width when the covers are connected to the frame in the proximate position and a second width greater than the first width when the covers are connected to the frame in the remote position. Preferably, the covers are removably mounted to the frame via cover retaining clips with the clips being removable from the frame and the clips being provided as wider and narrower clips so as to mount each cover in either the remote position or the proximate position.. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311945

Precast composite structural floor system

A precast composite flooring system utilizes girders and floor panels having steel lower structures placed in tension and concrete upper structures places in compression. Openings through a stem wall allow ducts, pipes, and conduits to be run therethrough. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311944

Anchor for metal door frames and process of fabricating same

An anchor for supporting a metal door frame component from buckling or bending upon tightening of a fastener attaching the door frame component to a wall is disclosed having a hollow intermediate portion, a base portion located on one end of said intermediate portion and having a hole defined therein aligned with said intermediate portion, and a pair of opposed flanges extending outward from the other end of said intermediate portion. An automated process for fabricating such anchors in a punch press is also disclosed.. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311943

Building block, system and method

A block system includes a main block that has the lift and alignment devices positioned to overlie a longitudinal axis that intersects a center of gravity of the main block, and has a defined distance from the lift and alignment devices to a front surface of the main block. The block system further includes extended blocks that each has the lift and alignment devices positioned not to overlie a longitudinal axis that intersects a center of gravity of the extended block, but has the same defined distance from the lift and alignment devices to a front face of the extended block that exists on the main block. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311942

Roofing trim strips and multi-piece roofing trim strip products

A roofing trim strip and multi-piece trim strip product is provided. There is shown a roofing trim strip base that may be applied to a suitable roofing surface, such as a thermoplastic membrane roof. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311941

Systems and methods for providing rounded vault forming structures

Rounded vault forming structures and the systems and methods for making the same are disclosed. Such structures include a monolithic building having one or more arches, one or more integrated hip structures, and a non-circular outer circumferential shaped base. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311940

Convertible hard side shelter

A hard side shelter is convertible between transport and deployed modes. When in the transport mode, the shelter has an envelope identical to an iso-cargo container. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311939

Freestanding building module that is portable and foldable and can be inter-connected for vertical and horizontal expansion

The present invention relates to a freestanding architectonic and constructive proposal, produced in the manufacturing facilities, which starting from an interconnectable basic model it can be assembled and reassembled according to specific requirements. Depending on the amount and shapes, it can scale up into horizontal, vertical or both complex architectonic structures. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311938

Building communities, and communities so built

Methods of providing a habitable community having usable habitation facilities, and electric and water utilities, including providing a community construction service pack and corresponding community construction services by which such service pack is rapidly installed at a location in need of such rapidly-built community. Such rapidly-built community may be used e.g. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311937

Electrified lockable double sided storage cabinet

A storage cabinet with two electrified back-to back, separated compartments extending through an office partition with a first compartment open to a first side of the partition and another, second compartment open to a second side of the partition, and with one lockable door on each side of the partition to close the compartment opening on that side. The electrified back to back compartments have a depth less than the side to side depth of the cabinet and, preferably have a cavity intermediate the two compartments via which electrical power is directed to an electrical outlet in each compartment.. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311936

Seating system

An example of the disclosed seating system includes a plurality of seating risers configured to telescope relative to one another. A roller guide assembly guides movement of the risers, and a lock assembly locks a lower level riser relative to a higher level riser when in a deployed position.. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311935

Abrasive articles, method for their preparation and method of their use

Abrasive articles containing solid abrasive particles (a) selected from the group consisting of inorganic particles, organic particles and inorganic-organic hybrid particles (a1) having an average primary particle size of from 1 to 500 nm as determined by laser light diffraction and having electron donor groups (a2) chemically bonded to their surface are provided. The said solid abrasive particles (a) are distributed throughout or on top of or throughout and on top of a solid matrix (b). ...

12/13/12 / #20120311934

Draft guard

A draft guard balancer is provided that attaches to, or is otherwise mechanically coupled to, or an integral part of, an existing balance shoe or balancer for a fenestration product such as a double hung window. The draft guard balancer creates a weatherstop along the track of the fenestration product that resists air, water, dirt, dust, pollen, and insects from entering the track and then the building. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311933

Anomaly detection of radiological signatures

Described herein is a method for determining the presence or absence of anomalous radioactive materials in a target in a detection zone. In the method, a target gamma ray spectrum is obtained from the target and a target data set is prepared from the target gamma ray spectrum. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311932

Glovebox safety apparatus and system

A preferred system for ensuring the safety of a glovebox can include a glovebox configured for handling a sensitive material and comprising a pair of ports adjacent to a working cavity; a pair of gloves connected to the pair of ports and extending into the working cavity; and a plug removably connectable to one of the pair of ports. In preferred variations, the plug can include a protective material, a removable handle, and a shielding cavity. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311931

Tunable catalytic gasifiers and related methods

The present disclosure provides tunable catalytic gasifier systems suitable for gasifying coal, biomass, and other fuel sources. The gasifier reactors of the disclosed systems may be heated by, e.g., a catalytic tube or other jacket that generates heat by catalytically combusting syngas, which syngas may be syngas produced by the gasifier system.. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311930

Gasification

A method for the gasification of solid fuel to produce combustible effluent, comprising the steps of: partially oxidising a biomass fuel in a first oxidation zone to produce char; reducing the char in a reduction zone to form ash; further oxidising any char residue in the ash in a second oxidation zone; and extracting the combustible effluent produced in the above steps, by a discharge pipe wherein in the first oxidation zone the gas flow is in the same direction as fuel flow and in the second oxidation zone the gas flow is in the opposite direction to the fuel flow.. . ...

12/13/12 / #20120311929

Apparatus and method for cultivating one or more plants

The present invention relates to an apparatus for cultivating one or more plants, wherein the apparatus has at least one first chamber and at least one second chamber which are separated from one another by at least one first partition wall, wherein the inner spaces of the first chamber and of the second chamber are connected by one or more connection openings in the first partition wall, and wherein the first partition wall is made movable and/or is arranged so that the size of the first chamber and/or of the second chamber is changeable.. . ...

12/13/12 / #20120311928

Container for growing plant

A container for growing plant includes a main body, a seed coating and at least a seed. The main body is composed of a biodegradable plastic material and has a seed portion. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311927

Method and apparatus for landscape edging

A landscape edging system has edging strip material with ends having a laterally extending projection and adapted for overlapping relation when assembled and having end edges disposed in edge to edge relation. A stake clip member is mounted to each of the laterally extending projections and defines a stake receptacle. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311926

Plant air purification enclosure apparatus and method

A plant air purifying enclosure, or “pape,” contained within an unconditioned space, either within or outside a building, containing therein a plant air purifier, which is used to purify air using plants and microbes growing therein. The pape enclosure itself receives poor indoor quality air from within structure where the pape is located or from a structure close by along with thermal energy which keeps the plant air purifier enclosure at a suitable temperature for the plants and air cleaning microbes within the air purifier. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311925

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. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311924

Methods of improving combustion of solid fuels

A method comprising applying a chemical change reagent to coal prior to combustion of the coal is provided. In some instances, the chemical change reagent can include an effective amount of a material to reduce nox emissions, sox emissions, or both from combustion of the coal.. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311923

Gasohol fuel composition for internal combustion engines

The present invention relates to a gasohol fuel composition that prevents corrosion of the metallurgies involved in fuel storage tanks, vehicle fuel tanks, fuel distribution systems, and transportation systems. The novel gasohol fuel composition comprises of a major portion of an alcohol blended gasoline fuel and a minor portion of a corrosion inhibitor formulation, wherein the corrosion inhibitor formulation comprises of (i) a reaction product of (a) a monosaturated fatty acid; and (b) an azomethine compound derived from a condensation reaction between a carbonyl compound and an amine compound; (ii) a fatty acid oil or ester selected from a group comprising of castor oil, palm oil, soyabean oil, and methyl soya ester; (iii) a dispersing agent, the dispersing agent being a sulfonate compound; and (iv) a viscosity reducing agent selected from a group comprising of ethanol, isopropanol, and propargyl alcohol.. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311922

Corrosion and microbial control in hydrocarbonaceous compositions

Wherein r1, r2, r3, r4, and r5 are as defined herein. The additives improve the corrosion resistance of the compositions and, when the composition is biodiesel, also improve microbial resistance. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311921

Kinetic non-adhesive pest control amusement devices and methods

A note pad is attached to a device having a handle and a base. Kinetic force is applied through the device to stun or crush a target pest between a top sheet of the note pad and a wall or floor. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311920

Method of treating articles with carbon dioxide

The present disclosure relates to treating articles suspected of being infested with bed bugs using carbon dioxide.. . ...

12/13/12 / #20120311919

Flying pest trap

Disclosed embodiments are directed towards providing a flying pest trap. Exemplary embodiments may include a bowl having an “island” feature positioned such that a “moat” is created within the bowl. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311918

Method for pest control

A method of controlling rats and the like by magnetically attaching a pest control device to a dumpster.. . ...

12/13/12 / #20120311917

Angling lure

An angling lure includes a rigid head having a rear surface. A body is provided, the front end of which is configured to come into contact with the aforementioned rear face, so as to form a lure having the shape of a fishing bait. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311916

Line guide

A tubular line guide ring apparatus that is mountable to a line guide support and line guide ring of a fishing rod and that is capable of flexing to accommodate a range of line angles during casting, retrieval and fish fighting operations.. . ...

12/13/12 / #20120311915

Quick release fly reel adapter

An apparatus for coupling a fishing rod to a reel comprises a rod mount for attachment to a reel seat of a fishing pole and a first body defining a first attachment portion. A reel mount includes a rod seat for attachment to a fishing reel and a second body having a second attachment portion configured to be selectively and releasably attached to the first attachment portion of the first body. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311914

Rod and reel leash system

The present invention relates to a rod and reel leash system wherein a restraint line is attached to the rod and reel that comprises a variable drag which increases as the restraint line is taken from the spool so that the chance of a sudden stop at the end of the line is reduced along with a reduction in the chance of, breaking the fishing line or damaging the rod and reel.. . ...

12/13/12 / #20120311913

Rifle scope with integrated laser sight

A telescopic sighting device includes a tubular scope, an objective lens, an ocular assembly, and a laser locator. The objective lens is mounted at a bell portion of the tubular scope for focusing light at a focal point in the body portion of the tubular scope. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311912

Foldably segmented weapon sight

A weapon sight removably mountable on a weapon provides a plurality of weapon sight segments coupled in end to end linear relation including a front weapon sight segment configured to receive a front sight and a rear weapon sight segment configured to receive a rear sight which disposes the front sight at a fixed distance from the rear sight allowing alignment of the front sight with the rear sight to aim the weapon at a target.. . ...

12/13/12 / #20120311911

Quick release ammunition connector assembly

An apparatus for holding a plurality of ammunition magazines in a stacked arrangement. The apparatus is configured to allow a magazine not in use in the stack to be disconnected from the stack while allowing a magazine engaged in the weapon to remain in place. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311910

Rail mount and handgrip modification system

A rail mount and handgrip modification system for attaching a rail mount in a non-traditional location. The rail mount modification system has a base bracket sized to fit over the barrel of a kalashnikov-family rifle. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311909

Multiple rail sighting device

A sighting device for a firearm accessory includes a first coupling member, a second coupling member, and a multiple rail arrangement. The first coupling member is supported on an upper half portion of the firearm accessory. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311908

Barrel mounting and retention mechanism

A barrel mounting and retention device for attaching a barrel to a receiver of a firearm. The barrel mounting and retention device can include a barrel extension disposed at a proximal end of the barrel, with an annular collar extending from the barrel extension and defining a first clamp face. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311907

Reciprocating gun stock with shrouded lock switch

A sliding stock and interface system for a semi-automatic firearm. The sliding stock includes a handle in the form of a shoulder stock and integral pistol grip and finger rest. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311906

Insert grips for firearm

An insert grip is used in cooperation with a firearm handguard having a plurality of regularly spaced holes therethrough. The insert grip includes a plurality of tubular flexible inserts, each having a tubular body extending through one of the openings. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311905

Double-sided printed picture and frame utilizing edge folding

A creased and perforated printable sheet is used with methods to produce framed printed pictures. The sheet comprises a flat sheet of media having a first side, a second side opposite the first side, and sheet edges between the first side and the second side. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311904

Photo-frame back-part with guide holes

The present invention relates to a back-part of a photo-frame having at least one guide hole (10), and one hanger component located exactly above said guide hole (10).. . ...

12/13/12 / #20120311903

Tradeshow display system

A variety of configurations are disclosed for modular tradeshow display systems that can be assembled without the use of tools or other specialized machinery.. . ...

12/13/12 / #20120311902

Tradeshow display system

A variety of configurations are disclosed for modular tradeshow display systems that can be assembled without the use of tools or other specialized machinery.. . ...

12/13/12 / #20120311901

Demountable display assembly

A substrate member has a back surface and a front surface; the back surface including fastening means to enable the releasable attachment inside said recess of the substrate member to the frame. The front surface forms a display surface capable of holding an image.. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311900

Scroll system and method

A scroll system and method. The scroll system includes a core that has two end walls that are preferably disc-shaped. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311899

Hanging placard with pouch and related method of manufacturing

A hanging placard assembly with a pouch and a related method of manufacturing are provided. The hanging placard has a base layer and a pouch formed thereon by securing a film to selected locations on the base. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311898

Labeling device

A labeling device that can be attached to an article and subsequently modified by separating at least a portion of the device to be located within the article to provide information regarding the contents of an article.. . ...

12/13/12 / #20120311897

Three dimensional illuminated greeting cards

A three-dimensional illuminated greeting card which combines a unique card construction having a 3d pop-out structure with one or more lights contained therein. The 3d pop-out structure forms an internal cavity in which illumination means and other electronic components are contained. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311896

Excavation tooth assembly

A lock for an excavation tooth assembly, the lock comprising: a body; first and second engaging portions mounted to the body and movable between respective first and second positions; wherein the engaging portions being interdependent so that movement of at least one of the first and second engaging portions causes a corresponding movement of the other of the first and second engaging portions.. . ...

12/13/12 / #20120311895

Excavation tooth assembly

An excavation tooth lock assembly to lock a first tooth member to a second tooth member, the first tooth member having a body that incorporates a socket which is configured to receive a nose portion of the second tooth member, a locking space provided when the second tooth member is received in the first tooth member, wherein the lock assembly comprises a lock which is configured to be inserted into the locking space in an operative position to lock the first tooth member to the second tooth member, and inter-engaging elements disposed on the lock and one or both of the first and second tooth members, the elements configured to engage to releaseably retain the lock within the locking space in its operative position.. . ...

12/13/12 / #20120311894

Earth shaping apparatus for ditching and leveling

An earth shaping apparatus is described that allows a ditch to be excavated and the surrounding area leveled in a single pass. The earth shaping apparatus has a leveling blade with an elongated lower contacting edge that is adapted to be moved in a ditching direction. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311893

Plow blade wing

A wing extension for a plow blade is disclosed which comprises an extension plow blade having a plow surface for plowing a desired material; and mounting means for pivotally mounting the extension plow blade to an existing plow blade. The extension plow blade is pivotable from a first use position in alignment with the existing plow blade to a second rearwardly deflected position on contact with an immovable object. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311892

Upper structure for footwear and footwear comprising the same

A present invention shaft arrangement for footwear comprises a shaft bottom having a water vapor permeable installation sole and having a shaft bottom functional layer laminate and a shaft region having an outer material ply and having a shaft functional layer laminate. The sole sided shaft end region is connected to the shaft bottom, and the shaft bottom functional layer laminate has a two-ply configuration.. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311891

Arch support independent of footwear

This device elevates the midsection of the foot when shoeless, addressing congenital flatness, or lapsing or pronation in the arch. The device, which can be constructed of various materials, does not support the metatarsus or heel, and is attached to the foot by lateral straps or stretchable bands, either singular or in two pieces closed by a snap, buckle, velcro or similar fastener, and adding a heel or, ankle strap or band if greater stability is desired. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311890

Footwear with improved upper

An article of footwear including a sole assembly and an upper, the upper including a flexible envelope, the boot extending lengthwise from a rear end to a front end, widthwise between a lateral side and a medial side, and height-wise from the sole assembly to an upper end, the boot including a stiffener located in the area of the rear end. The boot includes a reinforcement which is at least partially superimposed onto the stiffener.. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311889

Snap sandals

An apparatus for sandals with interchangeable upper section consists of an upper portion, a sole, and a securing system. The upper portion is the only interchangeable component, and users can interchange different upper portions with one specific sole. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311888

Studded footwear

A shoe stud and receptacle, the shoe stud including a ground-engaging part and the two components are adapted to be secured together by a multi-start threaded connection comprising a screw-threaded spigot on one of the two components adapted to be inserted with rotation into a screw-threaded socket on the other component, and a locking means of the components which is arranged to become interengaged to resist unscrewing of the assembly, the locking means comprising a primary locking means and at least one secondary locking member, the primary locking means comprising a ring of posts extending axially from one of the components and a ring of teeth on the other component, the posts engaging between the teeth, and wherein the or each secondary locking member is adapted to engage with a post to maintain the interengagement of the primary locking means.. . ...

12/13/12 / #20120311887

Therapeutic shoe sole and methods of manufacturing the same

A therapeutic shoe sole includes an outsole, a medial and a lateral support, an energy return strip, and a midsole. The energy return strip includes carbon fiber and glass fiber layers laminated together and, may also include multiple sections with varying thickness and compositions. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311886

Strap pads for flip-flops

A strap pad provides a modification to open type shoes known as flip-flops, sandals, or any footwear that incorporate a strap to hold a foot to the sole of a shoe. As the strap stretches and/or the sole compresses from use, the foot fits loosely between the strap and the sole of the shoe. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311885

Thermal footwear system

The thermal footwear system includes an energy storage section adapted to store electrical energy and an energy release section electrically coupled to the energy storage section, configured to receive electrical energy from the energy storage section and utilize the electrical energy for production of thermal energy without requiring the use of energy overhead elements which cause expenditure of energy for other than heat generation. The thermal footwear system also provides for an energy storage section and a self-regulating energy release section printed on a substrate that can be physically separate and still remain electrically coupled. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311884

Apparatus and methods for separating volatiles from particulates

Apparatus and methods for separating volatiles from particulates are provided. The apparatus includes a separator having an internal volume and a fluid discharge outlet, a particulate discharge outlet, a particulate inlet, and a fluid inlet disposed on the separator and in fluid communication with the internal volume. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311883

Tower grain dryer

A rotatable grain tower mounted on a stationary base. The base includes an opening for the removal of grain from a grain plenum in the tower. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311882

Airflow concentrator for electric hairdryer

An airflow concentrator for electric hairdryer includes a airflow divider connected with the electric hairdryer, an airflow generated by the electric hairdryer is divided and deflected in the airflow divider, and then flowed out of the airflow divider, two connecters connected with the airflow divider respectively, and two airflow nozzles connected with the two connecters respectively, wherein the airflow flowed out from the airflow divider is deflected in the airflow nozzles, and then flowed out of the airflow nozzles.. . ...

12/13/12 / #20120311881

Drying pad

A drying pad includes a flexibly bendable pad body, an air-blowing device and an ultraviolet sterilization device. The pad body is sheet-shaped. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311880

Measuring device system

A measuring device system that provides the functions of a plurality of different measuring tools. The system has a triangular measurement member having printed indicia thereon and a first elongated slot extending along one side of the triangle and a second elongated slot extending along a second side of the triangle. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311879

Mesmetru

This invention called mesmetru pertains to the field of forensic technique of measuring incriminating objects and evidence and consists of three groups of identical blades, printed with metric measurement units, joined together in the 0 common point of each unit, forming a unitary measurement unit that can help us make the measurement of the three sides of any object: length, width and height through a single use of the measurement unit and take a single photograph that highlights the sizes of the three sides.. . ...

12/13/12 / #20120311878

Apparatus for aligning and leveling a server rack rail

An apparatus for aligning a rail in a computer server rack has a laser transmitter for generating a laser dot. The apparatus has a prism for converting the laser dot into a laser line. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311877

Marking gauge

Technologies are generally described for a marking gauge. In some examples, the marking gauge includes a scribing bar and a marking pin disposed at a fixed location in the scribing bar. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311876

Cutting element

A cutting element adapted for use with an oscillating power tool having an output shaft that makes an oscillating movement about its own axis. The cutting element has a longitudinally extending main body, a mounting hole and a cutting portion for acting upon a workpiece to be processed. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311875

Twine cutter for a bale processor

A twine cutting apparatus for a bale processor has a guide extending along a length of a floor of the bale chamber, and a knife engaged in the guide and configured such that the knife can slide along the length of the drum and such that a cutting edge of the knife contacts twine wrapped around an outer surface of the drum. A rigid handle is attached at a knife end thereof to the knife and is configured to be gripped by an operator at a grip end thereof outside the bale chamber. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311874

Hand-held food cutter with shape imparting device

A device for cutting food into bite-sized portions includes a first component that includes a base section having a plurality of individual, separate food-receiving slots that are defined by a plurality of walls and are open at both ends thereof. At least some of the walls have arcuate shaped bottom edges. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311873

Combustion engine powered working machine

A portable, hand-held, combustion engine powered working machine, e.g. A power cutter, chain saw or trimmer, comprising: a tool unit including a working tool; a machine unit (104) including an internal combustion engine (204) with a crankshaft (304); an assembly for supplying cleaned air and fuel to the engine, having an upstream air inlet; a fan housing (404) located in an outer end of said tool unit and having an air inlet for ambient air; a fan wheel (302) arranged in the fan housing (404); the fan wheel (302) driven by the crankshaft (304) to supply cooling air, sucked in through the air inlet to cool the engine (204); a combustion air duct (406) having a combustion air intake opening (408) located radially outside of the fan wheel (302) leads the combustion air to the assembly for supplying cleaned air and fuel to the engine via a possible air filter (402). ...

12/13/12 / #20120311872

Labor-saving horticultural scissors

A labor-saving horticultural scissors has a first blade and a second blade. Both blades are respectively disposed with a cutting section and a transmission section. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311871

Vibrator motor

A vibrator motor in a hair clipper has a stationary piece and a moving piece. The stationary piece has a primary leg and at least one secondary leg. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311870

Retractable utility knife

A retractable knife includes a handle and a utility blade having a first side and a second side. The retractable knife further includes a blade holder comprising a first plate and a second plate configured to cover at least a portion of said first and second sides of said utility blade, and for supporting said utility blade. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311869

Cutter

A cutter formed by detachably attaching a replaceable blade to a cutter body. The cutter body can include a main body block and slide block. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311868

Feedback spoon with wireless connectivity

Embodiments of the disclosed technology comprise a gripping spoon or other utensil with an electrode on each of the working portion and the handle. Upon making contact with each electrode, a positive reward is given in the form of a light or sound (such as music) either on the spoon itself or on a separate device which receives a transmission indicating that the circuit has been completed. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311867

Adjustable seal trimmer and method of use thereof

A support member having an inner sleeve portion and an outer sleeve portion defining a cavity therebetween, and a length guide portion variably disposed within the cavity of the support member is provided. Moreover, an inner sleeve portion insertable within the port seal for preventing deformation of the seal under a force of a cutting blade, an outer sleeve portion configured to radially surround a port seal, a bottom surface portion connecting the outer sleeve portion to the inner sleeve portion, wherein the bottom surface portion includes a plurality of openings, a plurality of axial fingers configured to extend from the bottom surface portion through the plurality of openings, wherein an extension of the plurality of axial fingers determines a length of a port seal is also provided. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311866

Cable-ripping tool

A tool includes a spool, and a clamping assembly. The clamping assembly can include clamping members that are moveable relative to each other to clamp onto a clamped member between the two clamping members. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311865

Mineral blade and razor for use with same

Disclosed is a razor blade having a mineral blade with a mineral cutting edge, with the mineral cutting edge having a radius of less than about 20 nanometers and an angle of about 40-50 degrees and wherein the mineral blade is coated in an adhesion promoter and an outer layer and a method of making the razor blade. Also disclosed is a razor having a mineral blade, and a method of making the razor.. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311864

Hairdressing razor, razor and razor head

A hairdressing razor (1) for cutting hair, in particular hair on the head, having an elongated handle (2) and a cutting head (3) joined to the handle (2), wherein at least one blade holder for at least one blade (5) is provided in the cutting head (3). In order to achieve an improved cutting result and a longer blade service life, the invention provides for the longitudinal axis (y) of the blade (5) to be arranged at an angle to the longitudinal axis (x) of the cutting head (3).. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311863

Shaving device

A shaving device (1, 21) comprises a handle (2) provided with a reservoir (6) for holding a fluid, a treatment device (4, 24) provided with at least one shaver element (5), which treatment device (4, 24) is pivotable with respect to the handle (2), and a fluid channel (7) extending from the reservoir (6) to an outlet opening (8, 28) at least near the treatment device (4, 24). At least a part of the fluid channel (7) is elastically deformable from a closed position, in which the passage through the fluid channel (7) is closed off, to an opened position, in which the passage through the fluid channel (7) is opened by pivoting the handle (2) with respect to the treatment device (4, 24) from a rest position to an activated position, and vice versa.. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311862

Device and method for securing a watch element with adjustable angular orientation

Device for securing a first element of a watch 1 having a first threaded portion 11 to a second watch element 2 including a second threaded portion 22, including an intermediate element 3 for the angular orientation of the first element 1 relative to the second element 2. The intermediate element 3 includes a third threaded portion 31, arranged for cooperating with the first threaded portion 11 of the first element 1, and a fourth threaded portion 32, arranged to cooperate with the second threaded portion 22 of the second element 2. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311861

Manufacturing method of roller used for manufacturing patterned retardation film

A manufacturing method of a roller used for manufacturing a patterned retardation film is provided. The manufacturing method includes the following steps. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311860

Method and set of tools for inserting ferrite members onto electrical filter connectors

A method for the insertion of ferrite members onto pins acting as the contacts of an electrical filter connector. The ferrite members are oriented to a desired orientation by a known method. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311859

Method for producing a nickel strip

The invention relates to a method for producing a nickel strip from a plurality of at least substantially complete cathode plates, in which the plates are hot-rolled individually in a single layer/in a single ply before or after being joined to form a strip, wherein before the hot rolling the starting material of the plates has a minimum nickel content which can be determined in particular by optical emission spectral analysis, and a maximum content of trace elements, as follows (see table a).. . ...

12/13/12 / #20120311858

Apparatus for conditioning semiconductor chips and test method using the apparatus

The present invention provides a device for conditioning semiconductor chips and a corresponding test method. The device comprises a chip temperature control means for receiving a semiconductor chip or a plurality of semiconductor chips and comprises a base body which can be flushed with a fluid for temperature control and which comprises a corresponding number of recesses which extend from a front face to a rear face of the base body; a corresponding number of chip bonding pedestals which are inserted, in thermal contact with the base body, into the recesses which comprise a chip receiving region on the front face and a wiring means on the inside which is constructed for supplying electrical signals from and/or to the semiconductor chip inserted in the respective chip receiving region; and a motherboard attached to the rear face in such a way that the wiring means of the chip bonding pedestals is electrically connected to a wiring means of the motherboard.. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311857

Method for contacting a lighting device, tool for performing the method and connection element for attachment on a lighting device

A method for contacting a lighting device is provided, wherein the lighting device has a circuit board which is covered at least partly by a sealing compound layer; wherein the lighting device can be separated at a separating point into two lighting device sections and each of the lighting device sections has at least one electrical contact. The method may include: removing at least the sealing compound layer on both sides of the separation point so that the contacts remain covered by a thinner, remaining sealing compound layer; separating the lighting device at the separation point; attaching a connection element at least to the remaining sealing compound layer of at least one of the lighting device sections, wherein the connection element has at least one contacting element, which contacts a respective contact covered by the remaining sealing compound layer after a separation or penetration of the remaining sealing compound layer;. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311856

Substrate for mounting light-emitting element and method for producing same

Disclosed is a method for producing a substrate for mounting a light-emitting element, whereby a substrate for mounting a light-emitting element such that power can be supplied via a columnar metal body even if the side surfaces of the columnar metal body do not have pads can be produced by means of a low-cost and easy step that does not involve lamination of a metal foil, plating, or the like. Further disclosed are a substrate for mounting a light-emitting element and a light-emitting element package. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311855

Apparatus for restricting moisture ingress

Apparatus and methods to protect circuitry from moisture ingress, e.g., using a metallic structure as part of a moisture ingress barrier.. . ...

12/13/12 / #20120311854

Component mounting device and a device type changing method in the component mounting device

In an operation performing step which performs operations associated with the device type changing by operating operation switches such as a “file operation” (35e) which are displayed by selecting a “device type changing” (33c) which is displayed in an operation screen (30) on an operation panel, when a non-object mounting lane except an operation object performs operation actions, the inputting of the operations with the operation switches is permitted and the inputting of the operations with a lane specifying switch (36) is prohibited so that a second mounting lane (l2) which is producing will not become an object of the inputting of operations.. . ...

12/13/12 / #20120311853

Extraction system for a mineral cutter pick

A system for extraction of a mineral cutter pick (1), and optionally any interposed sleeve (19), the pick (1) comprises an elongate shank (4) extending from an enlarged head (2), has a piston (12) coaxial with the shank (4), with one end face (16) of the piston (12) subjectable to hydraulic pressure fluid, and with another, opposite end face (15) of the piston (12) capable of engaging an end face (5) of the shank (4), a sealing ring (14) to prevent passage of hydraulic fluid being carried by the piston (12), whereby axial movement of the piston (12), under hydraulic pressure, in turn axially displaces the pick (1), whilst further movement of the piston (12) results in extraction, if required, of sleeve (19).. . ...

12/13/12 / #20120311852

Manufacturing method of negative electrode plate for non-aqueous secondary battery and manufacturing method of non-aqueous secondary battery

In a method of manufacturing a negative electrode plate for a non-aqueous secondary battery by coating an electrode mixture containing at least a negative electrode active material and a binder to a current collector and drying the electrode mixture which is coated, the method including an inspection step of measuring, after the coating and drying, a reflectance of a coating surface of the negative electrode plate to thereby determine the quality of the negative electrode plate, during the inspection process, if the reflectance of the coating surface of the negative electrode plate falls within a range of 15 to 35% when an incident angle and a light receiving angle each fall within the range of 80° to 90°, the negative electrode plate is determined to be excellent.. . ...

12/13/12 / #20120311851

Method of making a circuit interrupting device

A circuit interrupting device is manufacturable in a number of different configurations providing current path options, conductor connectivity options and sensing options. The device may include a configurable solid insulation housing into which various operable components are installed. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311850

Method of detecting rotational angle or method of winding for synchronizing device windings

A resolver (100) used for a rotational angle detecting device is provided with a stator (200) which is formed with a plurality of annularly-linked stator teeth (210) and a rotor (300) which is rotatably provided with respect to the stator (200). A group of output windings which have output windings connected in series in order to obtain an output signal corresponding to the rotational angle of the rotor (300) are wound about the stator teeth (210). ...

12/13/12 / #20120311849

Manufacturing method of a heat conductive device for a light-emitting diode

A manufacturing method of heat conductive device for an led has steps of forming a heat sink and an engagement recess in the heat sink by cold forge, punching a heat-conducting disc to form an led carrier having a mounting portion and a heat-conducting wall formed around the mounting portion, soldering multiple leds on the led carrier, and heating the heat sink to thermally expand the heat sink and assembling the led carrier and the heat sink so that the heat-conducting wall is assembled with the engagement recess and further chilling the heat sink to thermally retract and tightly hold the led carrier. The manufacturing method increases contact area and reduces air gaps between the led carrier and the heat sink to effectively enhance the heat-conducting efficiency of the led carrier so that the leds are operated at a suitable operating temperature to secure a prolonged life duration.. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311848

Substrate frame suction apparatus and control method for the same

In one embodiment, a substrate frame suction apparatus includes a body having at least one top-side opened chamber, a suction plate to cover a top of the at least one chamber, and a pressure adjustment device connected to the at least one chamber and configured to adjust a pressure in the at least one chamber.. . ...

12/13/12 / #20120311847

Miter joint bracket and method of using

A miter joint bracket and method of using comprised of a base-plate having an oblate-hexagonal shape, a flat-roofed dome rising vertically from the base-plate, apertures drilled into the dome's flat roof to accommodate fasteners drilled or nailed through the apertures and into both sides of the miter joint of the frame to which the bracket is attached. The upper edges of the miter joint are drawn up into the space underneath the dome which pulls the upper edges slightly apart but forces the lower edges of the miter joint closer together thereby creating a tighter and more aesthetically appealing joint on the view-side of the shutter or frame to which the bracket is attached.. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311846

Method and apparatus for attaching components having dissimilar rates of thermal expansion

An example mounting assembly includes a fastener receivable within an aperture of a component. A felt metal gasket separates the fastener from the component.. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311845

Caulking-fastened component, method of fastening the caulking-fastened component, and method of manufacturing the caulking-fastened component

An annular caulking-fastened component to be fastened to a counterpart component by caulking includes a notch formed in an inner peripheral edge portion at one end side in a center axis direction, the notch being to be fixed to the counterpart component by caulking; and at least one of an inner-peripheral stepped portion formed between an inner peripheral surface and the inner peripheral edge portion and outward from the inner peripheral surface in a radial direction and an end-face stepped portion formed between an end face at one end side in the center axis direction and the inner peripheral edge portion and from the end face toward the other end side in the center axis direction.. . ...

12/13/12 / #20120311844

Vibrational catheter devices and methods for making same

A vibrational catheter for disrupting obstructions in lumens such as blood vessels includes an elongate flexible catheter body having a proximal end, a distal end and at least one lumen extending longitudinally therethrough, a vibrational transmission member extending longitudinally through the lumen of the catheter body and having a proximal end and a distal end, and a transition connector attached to the proximal end of the vibrational transmission member for coupling the transmission member with a vibrational energy source. The transition connector includes a bore into which the proximal end of the vibrational transmission member extends. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311843

Apparatus and method for mounting wheels

Magnesium or aluminum wheels may be conveniently mounted on a vehicle by using a wheel guide for attaching the wheel to a vehicle. The guide may include a hollow cylindrical stud attachment portion having an outside diameter approximately equal to a diameter of aligning portions of wheel nuts. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311842

Coal nozzle tip shroud

An outer shroud for a solid fuel nozzle tip includes: an top shell portion and a bottom shell portion, each portion fabricated from a preform produced from a single sheet of flat stock and each shell portion including a forward area and a backward area and outlet sidewalls, wherein a right outlet sidewall and a left outlet sidewall are each separated from the forward area by a rounded corner; and a left inlet sidewall and a right inlet sidewall coupled to the top shell portion and the bottom shell portion. . ...

12/13/12 / #20120311841

Method and assembly for attaching components

An example adjustable linking member of a mounting assembly includes a first attachment portion and a second attachment portion. The first attachment portion connects a linking member to a first component. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311840

Elastomeric force mitigating joint

The technology disclosed provides a joint for connecting carrier units together so as to dissipate and absorb axial forces experienced by the carrier units. The joint may be comprised of a joint housing and an elastomeric insert. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311839

Medical needle removal and storage device

An apparatus for removing a needle from a needle holder, including a grasping unit for selectively grasping the needle; a receiving unit for receiving the needle holder, displaceably disposed relative to the grasping unit; a biasing member biasing the receiving unit in a first direction; and separating means for separating the entire needle from the needle holder. Preferably, the needle is heated to melt, soften, or otherwise weaken a material and/or adhesive connecting the needle with the needle holder. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311838

Sealing plug removal apparatus

Apparatus for removing a sealing plug from a bore, the sealing plug has an outer sleeve and an inner stem retained within the outer sleeve, the removal taking place after a suitable hole has been drilled part-way into the stem, the removal apparatus hasa tapered punch for forcible insertion into the hole in the stem to create an interference fit between the punch and the stem and thereafter driving the stem out of the sleeve whilst also retaining the stem on the punch by virtue of the interference fit, and sleeve-engaging portion engagable with the sleeve after the punch has removed the stem from the sleeve, the sleeve-engaging portion and the punch being thereafter removable from the bore to remove both the sleeve and the stem from the bore whilst the sleeve and the stem are both retained on the appropriate parts of the apparatus.. . ...

12/13/12 / #20120311837

Mounting mechanism for touch screen

A mounting mechanism for mounting a touch screen to a housing includes a positioning module, a cover and a press module. The positioning module includes a base board and a positioning portion used to position the housing. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311836

Die extractor

A die extractor is used for pulling a workpiece out of a mold assembly, and includes a screw, a connection assembly and a nut assembly. The shaft defines a screw hole at one end of the shaft and an external screw thread. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311835

Gas turbine systems involving rotor bayonet coverplates and tools for installing such coverplates

Gas turbine engine systems involving rotor bayonet coverplates and tools for installing such coverplates are provided. In this regard, a representative turbine assembly for a gas turbine engine includes: a turbine disk operative to mount a set of turbine blades; and a coverplate having an annular main body portion and a spaced annular arrangement of tabs extending radially inwardly from the main body portion with open-ended gaps being located between the tabs, the tabs being operative to secure an inner diameter of the coverplate to the turbine disk.. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311834

Valve lifter guide and method of forming same

A method of molding a valve lifter guide includes determining a flow path of injected material in the mold cavity by including a thin walled section in the formed guide. A leading edge of the material flow path forms a dam when crossing a thin walled section in the mold cavity to change a direction of a portion of the leading edge of the material flow path, until the leading edge meets a trailing edge of the material. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311833

Socket, and capacitor element producing jig using socket

The present invention provides a socket by which a capacitor element can be produced without causing contamination of chemical conversion treatment liquid or semiconductor layer forming liquid even if the chemical conversion treatment liquid or the semiconductor layer forming liquid has a corrosive property, and a lead wire of a positive electrode can be stably retained even if diameters of the lead wires are difference. The socket (1) of the present invention is provided with a conductive socket body portion (2) having an insertion port, a resin insulation portion (5) covering a part of the socket body portion (2) so as not to close an insertion port (37), and a resin coating portion (3) coating at least the insertion portion (37) of the socket body portion (2).. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311832

Chemical preservation of corpses

Embodiments of the invention generally relate to methods, systems, and apparatus for the chemical preservation of dead bodies. While pumping embalming fluid in to the corpse, waste fluids such as blood may simultaneously be pumped out of the corpse to facilitate better distribution of embalming fluid and drainage of the waste fluids.. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311831

Fastening arrangement

A fastening arrangement comprises a first fastening member connected to a first strap and a second fastening member connected to a second strap. The first fastening member includes a first surface comprising at least one first interlocking member. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311830

Hook fastener with spring closure

A hook fastener having a closure for closing a hook mouth. A keeper selectively prevents opening of the closure and includes a body having a base and a hook extending from the base to define a gap. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311829

Removable fastener clip

A fastener clip comprises a prong clip that is operable to engage a carrier. The prong clip has a prong base on one end and a prong with a hook, at the other end of the prong clip. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311828

Waterproof zipper and manufacturing method therefor

In one aspect, the present invention is directed to a waterproof zipper (2) comprising: joining teeth (6), each consolidated by a consolidating block (24) and contactably grasping the tape (4) of the zipper (2), separating the tape (4) from the opposite tape of said zipper; and a soft seal (8), wrapping and expanding (towards 48) each of the two tapes (4) beyond the joining line (78) of the tapes (4); thereby applying pressure between the soft seals (8) at the joining line (78), resulting in tight sealing of the two soft seals (8).. . ...

12/13/12 / #20120311827

Apparatus for an attachment and carrying mechanism for electronic memory, data, or game cards or cartridges

An apparatus that attaches to electronic cartridges, cards, disks, or data or memory cards, such as those used in electronic game machines or consoles, digital cameras, and other electronic devices, to provide an attachment point which facilitates attaching or securing the card or cartridge (or multiple cards) to the included split {key} ring or a separate holding or carrying device (such as a clip, cable, strap, or hook), and which provides an improved location for handling the electronic card, particularly when inserting or removing the card from an electronic device. Examples of electronic cards include, but are not limited to: nintendo ds™ and gameboy™ game cartridges, and digital memory cards, such as compact flash (cf) memory cards. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311826

Hold open stabilizer

A simple apparatus to be affixed to a traditional expandable file jacket which when properly so affixed holds open said jacket so as to allow easy one hand insertion and removal of documents and other materials into and out of said jacket. Also, the said apparatus so affixed to a plurality of said jackets arranged so as to form a system of said easy to use said jackets.. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311825

Vehicle enclosure and method and system of installation

A vehicle enclosure (14) and method and system of installation using an adhesive-backed attachment device (1) having a base (4) with an adhesive backing (10) and a stud (12) or a socket (2) that engages a conventional a conventional snap (8). The adhesive-backed attachment device is preferably flexible so that it may be attached to uneven surfaces of a vehicle, such as a golf cart (15). ...

12/13/12 / #20120311824

Adjustable holding device and associated adjustable connection mechanism

The present technology provides an adjustable holding device comprising an elongate cord which may be elastomeric. The holding device further comprises a first connection mechanism that is operatively connected to the elongate cord. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311823

Length-adjustable cable tie capable of eliminating the waste thereof

Disclosed is a cable tie used for the purpose of tying and arranging cables, and it is formed of a belt part 310 which is stored in the shape of a reel 370 at usual time and is unwound for tying cables when needed, and engaging head parts 320 and 420 fixing and preventing the belt part, which has tied the cables, from loosening. The present invention makes it possible to conveniently arrange the cables without using a special tool, and over consumption of the belt part can be prevented as compared to a conventional cable tie 100 in which the leftovers of the belt part 130 after it is cut are discarded. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311822

Solute crystallizing apparatus

A solute crystallizing apparatus utilizing a solution having solute and a first solvent. A mixing unit for combining the solution and a second solvent which lowers the solubility of the solute. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311821

Caster system equipped with hand-operated brakes

Hand-operated brakes caster system is easy to use, compact, lightweight, low-cost. A fork supports a rotating wheel via an axle. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311820

Knob and process of manufacturing same

A knob and process of manufacturing same is provided. The knob includes a knob portion formed of plastic; and a shank portion comprising a first hollow cylindrical member including an annular flange extending outward at one end, and a second hollow cylindrical member including an annular flange extending outward at one end, the annular flange of the first hollow cylindrical member being disposed in alignment with the annular flange of the second hollow cylindrical member. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311819

Retaining device for vehicle door

A vehicle door locking apparatus is equipped with a movable wedge, a fixed wedge, and an elastic member. The movable wedge is movable in the open/close direction of the vehicle door towards the vehicle body opening. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311818

Piece of furniture and device for a piece of furniture

The invention proposes a device for a piece of furniture, which comprises a furniture part accommodated in a movable manner on a basic furniture structure, for defining a stop position of the furniture part, having an adjustment unit, which has an adjustable stop and which bounds a furniture-part closing movement which can be executed during normal operation. According to the invention, the adjustment unit comprises a stop part which can be deflected resiliently out of a starting position, wherein the stop position is determined by the extent of deflection in a fixed deflecting position of the stop part.. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311817

Door closer, particularly for glass doors

A door closer for doors, particularly glass doors, which are supported by a stationary support structure (s) and are movable between an open door position and a closed door position. The door closer comprises a box-like body (10) and a pin (20) reciprocally rotatably coupled to rotate around a first axis (x) between the open door position and the closed door position. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311816

Positionable hinge

A positionable hinge includes a first section and a second section. The first section includes a first leaf and a first hinge barrel secured thereto. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311815

Collapsible detail attachment for use with public vacuum cleaners

A vacuum cleaner detail attachment comprised of two attachably connected parts, a base and a tube. The base is flexible, with a plurality of support pegs, a lip around the inner edge and a hole for allowing the insertion of a tube. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311814

Wet/dry, non-porous bag/bagless vacuum assembly with steam and variable speed settable vacuum motor control with no loss of suction

A cyclone vacuum cleaner includes two suction fan stages, three stages of separation, plus a hepa filter and allows capturing of wet or dry material in bag-less or bagged configuration in non-porous paper or plastic bags as well as ordinary garbage bags with pull tie tops for removal, with no suction loss. A steam generator may be added to provide substitute working vacuum fluid to the normal air for dirt pickup. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311813

Robotic vacuum

An autonomous mobile robot comprise: a chassis having a drive system in communication with a control system; a cleaning head assembly having a lower cage and mounted to the chassis; a debris collection bin mounted to the chassis; a vacuum airway having a vacuum inlet and an airway outlet positioned adjacent the debris collection bin, and configured to deliver debris from the cleaning head assembly to a debris collection bin, the vacuum airway extending between the cleaning assembly and debris collection bin and being in fluid communication with an impeller disposed within the debris collection bin; and a cleaning head module connected to the chassis and having a front roller including a front shape-changing resilient tube and an adjacent rear roller including a rear shape-changing resilient tube rotatably opposing therewith beneath the vacuum inlet.. . ...

12/13/12 / #20120311812

Vacuum cleaner using an intelligent power network

A vacuum cleaner to perform a plurality of cleaning functions includes a main body including a suction motor, a nozzle to suction air and foreign material by using a suction power generated by the suction motor, and a handle disposed between the nozzle and the main body to be gripped by a user. A communication unit receives power information from an external, and a power management unit receives the power information from the communication unit. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311811

Wet/dry vacuum appliance, dust filtration attachment therefore, and methods of use

A wet/dry vacuum assembly is described which includes a powerhead assembly capable of removable attachment to the open upper end of a container, the powerhead assembly including a housing, a motor, a fan, and air inlet, and an air exhaust port; and, a container having an open upper end, a closed lower end, and at least one sidewall there between, the container including a continuous handle member for carrying the container in a suspended position. Also described are water filter attachments having particle diffusing means formed therein, for use with the wet/dry to vacuum assembly for use in dust control when the vacuum assembly is used for vacuuming up fine particulate dust, such as dust generated from sanding drywall joint compound.. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311810

Autonomous coverage robot

A surface treatment robot including a robot body, a differential drive system mounted on the robot body and configured to maneuver the robot over a cleaning surface, a liquid applicator carried by the robot body, and a collection assembly carried by the robot body and configured to remove waste from the cleaning surface. The robot body has a forward portion and a rear portion, with the forward portion preceding the rear portion as the robot moves in a forward direction over the cleaning surface. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311809

Wiper blade, in particular for windows of motor vehicles, and method for producing a wiper blade

The invention relates to a wiper blade (10) and to a method for producing a wiper blade (10), in particular for windows of motor vehicles, having a supporting element (12) supporting an elastic wiper strip (14) and at least one spring-loaded spring rail (38) having a connecting device (15) that can connect to a wiper arm (16) directly or by means of an adapter, and that is welded to the at least one spring rail (38) of the supporting element (12). The invention proposes that the connecting device (15) comprises at least one energy directing element (46) on the leg (36) including at least one spring rail (38), said element directing the welding energy to a defined point between the spring rail (38) and the connecting piece (15).. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311808

Windshield wiper with even pressing force

A windshield wiper (1) with an even pressing force is connected to a driving arm (2) and includes a primary wiper frame (10), two auxiliary wiper frames (20), connecting frames (30), and a wiper blade (40). The primary wiper frame (10) includes a fixing base (11) connected to the driving arm (2). ...

12/13/12 / #20120311807

Wiper blade

The invention is based on a wiper blade (12) with an elongate, spring-elastic carrying element (36) which is precurved in a concave fashion with respect to a vehicle window (22) and has two spring rails (52, 66) which run parallel to one another in a plane, and having a wiper strip (24) which is held with a web (34) of its head strip (30) between the spring rails (52, 66) via the carrier element (36), said spring rails (52, 66) being inserted in longitudinal grooves (32) on both sides of the web (34), wherein the wiper strip (24) is secured in the longitudinal direction (20) relative to the carrier element (36) at least close to one of the ends of said wiper strip (24). It is proposed that the spring rails (52, 66) have, at the longitudinal sides facing one another in their end regions, clips (60, 74) with cutters (62, 76) which, in the mounted state, cut into adjoining walls of the longitudinal grooves (32).. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311806

Circular liquid wiper device for a floor cleaning machine

The invention relates to a liquid wiper device formed of a circular obstacle and intended for a floor cleaning machine that operates with liquid and has a scrubbing-brush that is rotatably driven around a vertical shaft by a motor and arranged and intended for the scrubbing of floors and similar surfaces. According to the invention, the devfice is formed of ring pieces that are inter-connectable into a ring shape and have wiper strips carried thereby. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311805

Cleaning sheet and cleaning tool

A cleaning sheet and a cleaning tool which have improved usability. The cleaning sheet is attachable to a cleaning-sheet mounting member. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311804

Hand-mounted cleaning tool

The invention seeks to provide a hand-mounted cleaning tool comprising a palm portion and a finger-covering portion, wherein the finger-covering portion is provided with a scouring surface on a back side thereof.. . ...

12/13/12 / #20120311803

Cleaning sheet

Provided is a cleaning sheet in which a plurality of fiber bound materials produced by bundling a plurality of fibers is joined on a base sheet, and at least two adjacent bound fiber materials have respectively different length in the longitudinal direction of the fibers and different density, to constitute a cleaning portion and which can sufficiently wipe off even relatively large dirt particles.. . ...

12/13/12 / #20120311802

Vacuum cleaner multi-directional brushroll/agitator

A vacuum cleaner brushroll/agitator assembly that sweeps carpets/rugs from two opposing directions during vacuum operation. This dual sweeping motion is accomplished by assembling smaller brushroll sections onto a center axle to equal the length and size of the traditional, one-piece brushroll. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311801

Antibacterial brush

The invention refers to an antimicrobial brush, preferably an antibacterial toothbrush provided with silver thread that, when connected to a power supply, it emits silver ions having antimicrobial effect.. . ...

12/13/12 / #20120311800

Lint and fuzz balls remover

A lint and fuzz ball removing device is disclosed comprising at least one blade attached to an easily grasped and maneuvered body allowing for the quick removal and or detangling of lint, hair and pill balls. The blade surface is entirely covered with particle removing hooks or finger-like projections, including a plurality of flat surfaces, and edges of the blade, allowing for the quick and easy removal of lint, hair, fuzz and pill balls of any shape and size, across broad surfaces or hard to reach areas of clothing and fabric.. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311799

Cleaning apparatus

The invention relates to an apparatus for cleaning surfaces, having a cleaning head which includes at least one base part and at least one brush arrangement, in particular a cylindrical brush roller, attached to the base part; and a fluid drive for the brush arrangement which is at least partly integrated into the base part and which is designed to convert the flow energy of a fluid supplied to the base part under pressure into a cleaning movement of the brush arrangement.. . ...

12/13/12 / #20120311798

Aqueous sizing compositions for shading in size press applications

The instant invention relates to liquid sizing compositions comprising shading dyestfuffs, derivatives of diaminostilbene, binders, protective polymers, and optionally divalent metal salts which can be used for the optical brightening of substrates, including substrates suitable for high quality ink jet printing.. . ...

12/13/12 / #20120311797

Dyeing method and dyeing apparatus

A dyeing method in which a transparent resin body having a surface applied with a dye is heated to fix the dye to the transparent resin body comprises a heating step of irradiating a laser beam having a wavelength less likely to be absorbed by the dye toward the transparent resin body applied with the dye on the surface while relatively scanning the laser beam with respect to the transparent resin body to heat a to-be-dyed region of the transparent resin body to fix the dye, wherein the laser beam is irradiation to heat by changing a laser beam irradiating condition with respect to a portion of the transparent resin body to be heated so that a heating temperature on the transparent resin body by irradiation of the laser beam is substantially equal throughout an entire area of the to-be-dyed region.. . ...

12/13/12 / #20120311796

Apparatus and method for production of natural dye

The invention relates to an apparatus and method for production of natural dye from skin of fruits using submerged membrane water extractor system. The process uses an ultrafiltration submerged membrane and nanofiltration cross flow membrane. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311795

Fibre and particulate processing

The invention relates to a system and method for processing of fibres and particulates such as wool, wherein material is placed within a receptacle configured to allow the ingress and egress of treatment fluid, conveyed to a treatment fluid application area, treated with a treatment fluid, and conveyed from the treatment fluid application area.. . ...

12/13/12 / #20120311794

Washing appliance and methods of operating

An appliance for washing objects is configured to dispense a first fluid, or hot wash fluid, into a wash zone to at least a first level. The appliance is further configured to dispense a second fluid into the wash zone, wherein the first fluid and the second fluid form a fluid mixture that reaches a fill level and has a mixture temperature that is less than the temperature of the first fluid. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311793

Multi-purpose tool

In one form, a tool may include a handle, a head and a connection feature. The head may have a planar lower surface and at least one side face inclined at an acute included angle relative to the lower surface. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311792

Breathable infant bedding

The breathable bedding described here serves to protect an infant from suffocating due to close contact with bedding. The breathable bedding includes one or more breathable bedding elements, which are made of a material that allows air to pass through it freely, is flexible, yet has sufficient stiffness to hold a three-dimensional shape. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311791

Innerspring mattress system

There is disclosed a mattress comprising a first border member configured to define an upper periphery of the mattress and a second border member configured to define a lower periphery of the mattress. At least two spring assemblies are positioned within the first and second border members so as to extend between the first and second border members. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311790

Air mattress with internal pump

The air mattress with an internal pump has a plurality of air cell groups lined up in the lengthwise direction of the air mattress. Each of air cell groups has a plurality of bladder-shaped cells lined up in the lengthwise direction of the air mattress. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311789

Air mattress, air mattress manufacturing device and method

Disclosed are an air mattress and an air mattress manufacturing device and method, which can reduce manufacturing costs, enhance the rigidity of the bottom plate, and shorten and automate the manufacturing process. The air mattress of the present invention comprises: a cushion portion, which has multiple air sacs, and which is formed from a first resin composition made from a mixture of a synthetic resin and a plasticizer, so as to have elasticity and flexibility; and a bottom plate, which is coupled with the cushion portion, and which is formed from a second resin composition made from a mixture of a synthetic resin, a plasticizer having less than or equal to 50% of the plasticizer mixed into the first resin composition, and a rigid material for enhancing the rigidity of the air mattress, and thus the manufacturing costs and the rigidity thereof can be enhanced.. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311788

Diaper change kit

The present disclosure relates to change/travel kits and systems for absorbent articles and/or garments. A change kit for single and/or emergency use includes a change pad with single change accessories having a fully unrolled/unfolded condition defining an outer perimeter and a fully folded/rolled condition; a pouch secured to the outer perimeter of the change pad, the pouch defining a cavity that is sized to receive the change pad when the change pad is in the fully folded/rolled condition, the pouch being invertible to an inverted condition; wherein, when the change pad is in the fully folded/rolled condition, the pouch is everted from the inverted condition to completely receive the change pad within the cavity of the pouch; and an absorbent article retained in the pouch and that is compressed by hand upon folding/rolling of the change pad from the fully unrolled/unfolded condition to the fully rolled/folded condition.. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311787

Method and system of changing flow characteristics of a support

The present invention provides a method and system for customization of flow characteristics of a support using permanent and controlled evacuation of interstitial gas during the manufacturing process. The flow characteristics can be customized to provide a stiffer or less stiff support by a comparative degree. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311786

Equipment holder

A person-support apparatus comprises a frame a deck, and an equipment support. The deck is movably coupled to the frame and configured to support a person thereon. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311785

Protective barrier for a zipper assembly

Protective assemblies for zippers described may include a protective barrier for preventing migration of particles and/or organisms between opposite surfaces of the barrier. When a zipper assembly is brought to a closed position, a zipper slider may form a connection with the barrier resulting in an obstruction to block infiltration of small particles or organisms (e.g., bed bugs, allergens, dust mites, small particles, etc.). ...

12/13/12 / #20120311784

Spring mattress having a heating function

The present invention is directed to a mattress which includes a heating unit in an enclosed space thereof to quickly heat the enclosed interior space of the mattress to a certain temperature and replacement main parts that are assembled in a separable box form to facilitate the maintenance service.. . ...

12/13/12 / #20120311783

Medical air mattress

A medical air mattress has a mattress body, a lower bedspread, an upper bedspread and a guardrail unit. The mattress body is formed by multiple air cells parallel arranged in an air cell row. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311782

Self-deployable cot

A self-deployable device (1) for a child, comprising an arcuate structure (110, 120) capable of supporting in the deployed state at least one wall (20) made of flexible material defining a space for receiving a child, and at least one stiffener bar (200, 201) to withstand bearing against the arcuate structure. Just one (210, 211) of the two ends of the bar is secured to the arcuate structure by a fixed connection, such that said bar is able to remain connected to the arcuate structure when said structure passes from the folded-up state to the deployed state and/or vice versa.. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311781

System and method for patient turning and repositioning with simultaneous off-loading of the bony prominences

The present invention relates to a system and method for sacral and trochanteric support and off-loading. The system provides a ultra low pressure plenum and a positioner. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311780

Clamping device, systems, and methods

A clamping device for mounting a sink to a counter, includes a clamp having a clamp body and a binding tab, a binding post for insertion through a first opening in the clamp body and into a hole in a surface of the sink adjacent to a clamped article, the clamp and binding tab connected to the post and extending away therefrom at least partially over an edge of the clamped article, and a clamp screw for insertion through a second opening in the clamp body and against a solid portion of the binding tab interposed between the clamp screw and the edge of the clamped article.. . ...

12/13/12 / #20120311779

Child bathing apparatus

An improved bath apparatus providing 360 degree protection during bathing, is comfortable, easier and safer to use than conventional bathing apparatus, and is collapsible for storage and support. The apparatus includes a protective seat having plural protruding foam members in a radial pattern that when placed in a sink or other bathing basin, extend up the walls of the sink or basin and form a bowl shaped protective padding that provides 360 degree protection for the child. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311778

Combination bed and bathtub

The present invention is a combination bed and bathtub that includes a mattress with a left portion and a right portion and a bathtub with a bottom disposed below the mattress, where the left portion and the right portion are separated to utilize the bathtub. There is also a sponge pad disposed on the bottom of the bathtub and an electrically powered device to separate and retract the left portion and the right portion. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311777

System and method for multifunctional magnetic coupling jet

An apparatus including a motor assembly having a motor. A jet assembly coupled to the motor assembly having an inlet and outlet aperture. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311776

Swimming pool lane line support apparatus

A swimming pool lane line support apparatus includes a first end portion, defining a first guide member, a second end portion, defining a second guide member, and a central portion including a smooth, curved surface. The first guide member, second guide member and curved surface define a lane line channel adapted to support and contain a swimming pool lane line. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311775

Part of toilet bowl for removing foul odor of excrement

A toilet odor removing device is provided a valve including a spring biased plunger and a water chamber disposed around the plunger; an odor rejection and overflow assembly mounted downstream of the valve and communicating therewith; and a blower mounted downstream of the odor rejection and overflow assembly and communicating therewith. In response to an activation of the blower and sucking odor into the plunger, the plunger slides to increase a volume of the water chamber with the odor being prevented from passing through the odor rejection and overflow assembly.. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311774

Umpire chest protector

An umpire chest protector for use in a baseball game is disclosed to include a body member, a sternum plate, first left and right side plates, second left and right side plates, two shoulder plates, a shoulder strap assembly and a rear padding system. The rear padding system has an air channel defined therein, saving material, reducing the weight and enhancing wearing comfort. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311773

Braided goggle strap

The present invention is directed to a braided goggle strap for use with a pair of swimming goggles. The braided goggle strap includes a plurality of resilient bands that are braided together to form a flat, braided goggle strap having superior mechanical properties that provides even stress distribution and minimal sinusoidal stress when worn by a user. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311772

Safety hat system

A safety hat for use by construction workers is disclosed. The safety hat is fabricated from a hard plastic type material or other equivalent impact resistant materials. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311771

Pant-type wearing article

A pant-type wearing article comprises a front panel, a rear panel and a central panel. The front panel cooperates with the rear panel to form a waist region. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311770

Disposable wearing article

A disposable wearing article has a skin-contactable sheet moveable relative to a chassis. The chassis includes an inner sheet, an outer sheet and a liquid-absorbent panel interposed between these inner and outer sheets. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311769

Lining for a padding device for sports

A lining for a padding device for sports includes a buffer pad having outer and inner surfaces. A plurality of slots extends from the outer surface through the inner surface. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311768

Sock with pairing device

A sock includes a tube of material having a closed end and an open end, a tunnel formed in the tube of material, a fastener located in the tunnel, and an access opening to access the fastener in the tunnel, wherein when worn, most of the fastener is located in the tunnel.. . ...

12/13/12 / #20120311767

Sanitary mitt to prevent the spread of germs through vehicle hand grips and method of use thereof

A disposable sanitary mitt for use to grip a support structure on public transportation vehicles to prevent the spread of germs, having a pair of complimentary planar, plastic sheets which are sealed together along a portion of the periphery and unsealed along the remaining periphery, to define an opening having a thumb receiving portion and a separate finger receiving portion. The opening is accessible by the unsealed portion of the periphery to allow a wearer to insert a hand in the opening, with the wearer's thumb in the thumb receiving portion and the wearer's fingers in the finger receiving portion and grip the support structure on the public transportation vehicle with the sanitary mitt covering the wear's hand to maintain balance while the sanitary mitt resists the spread of germs.. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311766

Mittens wearable with the fingers and thumb either exposed or covered

A mitten is constructed of two fabric sleeves sewn together about the perimeter of respective outer ends, one sleeve drawn into the other to be coextensive and nested together, with a thumb hole on one side of the sleeves adjacent a respective outer end. Insertion of a wearer's hand into an inner sleeve allows the fingers of the wearer to protrude through an opening defined by the perimeter of the sleeve ends and the thumb to protrude out through the thumb opening. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311765

Soft and elastic jacket

A soft and elastic jacket is provided. No less than 70 percent of the body circumference of the soft and elastic jacket is composed of an elastic weft knitted fabric, when the soft and elastic jacket is in a motionless state without being worn. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311764

Garment with protective flap

A garment for a person may include a protective flap extending from the back side of the garment. When the protective flap is folded and the free end of the flap attached to the body of the garment, a protective pocket is formed into which the wearer's lower extremities may be inserted for warmth, support, or impact protection. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311763

Outerwear garment wrap

Disclosed is a wearable blanket having arm extensions, a hooded region and a body structure that forms a wearable outerwear blanket for cold and wet conditions. The blanket comprises an outer layer and an inner layer, wherein the outer layer comprises a waterproof and wind-breaking covering that is adapted to prevent water and wind penetration. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311762

Infant swaddling arrangement

The present invention discloses an infant swaddling arrangement including an infant receiving portion and a blanket portion. The infant receiving portion may be a pocket or a bodysuit. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311761

Wearable safety/carrying device

A wearable carrying device for a cell phone or similar object is easily worn and includes various safety advantages for the wearer. An elongated band has opposed ends and opposed sides and a pocket is attached to the band. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311760

Shoulder stabilization shirt

An upper-body stabilization garment includes a front portion to contact a front upper-body region of a subject, and a rear portion to contact a rear upper-body region of the subject. A first plurality of elastomeric strips extending diagonally relative to each other across the front portion, and a second plurality of elastomeric strips extending diagonally relative to each other across the rear portion. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311759

Insulated medical scrub garment

Disclosed is a medical scrub garment having an interior liner adapted to provide increased warmth and comfort for a user. The scrub garment is one that is provided in long pants, short and long tops and other assorted styles, while the interior of the garment includes a fleece, cotton or woolen material that provides increased warmth, softness and comfort for the user while wearing the garment. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311758

Garment having elasticized waistband with pocket

A garment is provided that has a waistband, and a segment of fabric connected to the waistband. The waistband and the segment of fabric are connected to form a pocket. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311757

Lower back spinal support

The lower back spinal support is a back support device worn by people laying down all types of flooring to support your upper torso, consisting of a wearable aluminum alloy breast plate padded in a form cushion, with an aluminum cylindrical telescopic swivel leg for height adjustment (which locks into place) and adjustable neck and back straps.. . ...

12/13/12 / #20120311756

Orthopedic aid

An orthopedic aid formed by shin shell positioned upon an underlying pad which extends beyond the shell to the knee joint and an anti-slip member is positioned upon the shell which is held in place on the shin.. . ...

12/13/12 / #20120311755

Padding system

A padding system may be advantageously modular in terms of size and shape, easily removable and replaceable, and comfortable and secure while maintaining an aesthetically neat and trim look. In one embodiment, the padding system includes an inner pad coupled to an outer shell with a portion of an apparel article positioned between, the apparel may include openings to allow a direct connection between the inner pad and outer shell or fasteners may be attached to the apparel for removably engaging with one or both of the inner pad and outer shell. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311754

Glove with index finger grip and impact guard

A glove has a top panel and a bottom panel that together form a main glove body. Fingers, including an index finger and other fingers, extend from the main glove body, each of the fingers having a top side and a bottom side corresponding with the top panel and bottom panels of the main glove body. ...

12/13/12 / #20120311753

Electrostatic dissipative garment with interchangeable elastic bands

An electrostatic discharge (esd) garment having a pair of sleeves (10) which provides elastic contact between the wrists of a wearer and said sleeves (10), wherein each of said sleeves (10) comprising of a pair of attachment means (12) provided on the sleeve in such a manner that it creates a space gap (14) provided in between the attachment means (12) for receiving an elastic wrist band (11) looped thereon to enable the formation of a pocket when said sleeve (10) is folded with proper alignment to enable said first attachment means (12a) attached and hold together with said second matching attachment means (12b).. . ...

12/13/12 / #20120311752

Head suspension having ransition arms and rear support

A head suspension includes a headband portion having a length and two transition arms. Each transition arm is coupled to the headband portion and extends away from the headband portion length at an angle greater than zero degrees. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304641

Control apparatus for internal combustion engine equipped with turbocharger

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . A control apparatus for an internal combustion engine includes a turbocharger; an exhaust gas purifying catalyst which is arranged at a section downstream of a turbine in the exhaust passage; and a low pressure egr passage which connects a section downstream of the exhaust gas purifying device in the exhaust passage and a section upstream of a compressor in the intake passage. The compressor is provided with a movable vane mechanism capable of varying throttled quantity of a flow passage of intake gas by moving diffuser vanes. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304640

Exhaust gas recirculation system for an internal combustion engine

An exhaust gas recirculation device for an internal combustion engine having a supercharger has an intake air passage that intakes intake air for the internal combustion engine, an exhaust passage that carries away exhaust air from the internal combustion engine, an exhaust gas recirculation passage connected to the intake air passage, and an exhaust gas recirculation valve interposed within the exhaust gas recirculation passage. The exhaust gas recirculation passage recirculates a part of the exhaust gas based on an openness of the exhaust gas recirculation valve to control an amount of exhaust recirculation introduced into the intake air passage. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304639

Lean burn active ignition engine with aftertreatment system and method

An engine system including a lean burn active ignition engine and aftertreatment system, and a method for operating such a system, are disclosed. In a representative embodiment, the lean burn active ignition engine includes an engine block including plural cylinders, an intake manifold adapted to provide charge air to the cylinders, an exhaust manifold, an active ignition source; and fuel and air handling systems that provide fuel/charge air mixture such that an air-to-fuel ratio of the mixed charge air and fuel in each of the engine cylinders is substantially greater than a stoichiometric quantity to achieve a lean burn condition. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304638

Temperature differential engine device

A temperature differential engine device includes a low-boiling-point medium steam turbine (1), a heat absorber (2), a thermal-insulating type low-temperature countercurrent heat exchanger (3), a circulating pump (4), and a refrigerating system (5) which are interconnected to constitute a closed circulating system filled with low-boiling-point medium fluid. The low-boiling-point medium steam turbine (1) and the heat absorber (2) constitute a low-density-medium heat-absorbing working system, and the circulating pump (4) and the refrigerating system (5) constitute a high-density-medium refrigerating-circulating system. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304637

Hydraulic apparatus

A closed-loop hydraulic apparatus 200 for converting wave energy comprises a pump 201 for pumping a fluid through the apparatus 200. The pump 201 includes a body 202 defining a chamber 203, and a piston 207 that partitions the chamber 203 into a working side 208 and a blind side 209. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304636

Hydraulic fan circuit

A hydraulic fan circuit includes a primary pump, a motor fluidly connected to the primary pump, and a fan operably connected to and driven by the motor. The circuit also includes a supply passage extending from the primary pump to the motor, a return passage extending from the motor to the primary pump, and a pressure limiting valve configured to selectively reduce pressure of a flow of pilot fluid directed to the primary pump. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304635

Engine control device

A first target engine speed is set in response to a command value commanded by a command unit. A second target engine speed equal to or lower than the first target engine speed is set based on the first target engine speed. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304634

Engine control device

A first target engine speed is set in response to a command value commanded by a command unit and a second target engine speed lower than the first target engine speed is set based on the first target engine speed. A reduction range from the first target engine speed to the second target engine speed is set according to a type of a hydraulic actuator operated by an operation lever or a combination of plural hydraulic actuators operated by an operation lever.. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304633

Intensifier of hydraulic power with rely with maintenance of the reached position and force

The invention relates to a linear hydraulic actuator which incorporates inside it a piston which can be reciprocally actuated by means of a distributor and a feedback positioning and reversing device. If during its uniform linear travel the actuator meets a resistance or an obstacle, actuating the double-action piston reciprocally will enable the actuator to continue its stroke with intermittent motion and multiplied force without the mobile part of the actuator moving back from the previously reached position and until the obstacle has been overcome.. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304632

Oil jet for increased efficiency

Applications include, but are not limited to, timed application of said oil jet to assist in compression and exhaust strokes. Stead-state and/or timed application to rotating parts, including flywheel, alternator, transmission parts and other rotating parts to provide continuous additional force to assist in overcoming mechanical, frictional and other losses within the system.. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304631

Hydraulic fluid system

A hydraulic fluid system for a mobile machine includes a closed loop hydraulic fan circuit. The hydraulic fan circuit includes a primary pump, a motor fluidly connected to the primary pump, and a fan driven by the motor. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304630

Control system for construction machine

A control system for construction machine includes a main pump; a circuit system including operation valves; a boom cylinder being connected to a specific operation valve; one passage allowing communication between the specific operation valve and a piston-side chamber; another passage allowing communication between the specific operation valve and a rod-side chamber; a hydraulic motor rotating by the action of return oil from the piston-side chamber; a generator generating power by a rotational force of the hydraulic motor; a battery storing power generated by the generator; and a valve mechanism being provided in the one passage communicating with the piston-side chamber, introducing the return oil from the piston-side chamber at the time of descent as a regeneration flow to the hydraulic motor and introducing the return oil as a recovery flow to the rod-side chamber if necessary by causing the return oil to flow into the other passage.. . ...

12/06/12 / #20120304629

Adsorption unit and absorption muffler of an intake manifold of an internal combustion engine

An adsorption unit for combustion gas of an internal combustion engine has an adsorption housing having a chamber section with an inner wall. An adsorption element disposed in the adsorption housing is made of a gas-permeable adsorption medium that is formed to a hollow body and encloses an interior of the adsorption element. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304628

Exhaust system mixing device

A mixing device comprises a circular disc of fin sections positioned so as to create openings in the inner and outer regions of the mixing device that generate oppositely rotating flows of exhaust gas. Each fin section may be identical, and may be created by a stamping process. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304627

Electronically heated hydrocarbon (hc) adsorber

An exhaust gas treatment system is provided, having an internal combustion engine, an exhaust gas conduit, an electrically heated catalyst (“ehc”) device, an oxidization catalyst (“oc”) device, an oc temperature sensor, a hydrocarbon (“hc”) adsorber, and a control module. The hydrocarbon supply is selectively activated for delivery of a hydrocarbon and formation of an exhaust gas and hydrocarbon mixture therein. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304626

Method for determining an amount of liquid removed from a tank and reducing agent supply device for a motor vehicle

A method for determining an amount of liquid removed from a tank per unit time includes discontinuously feeding the liquid to exhaust gas of an internal combustion engine by at least feeding the liquid through an injection line into the exhaust gas, measuring pressures simultaneously at least at two points in the injection line and determining an amount of liquid fed in per unit time from the measured pressures. The amount of liquid removed between a first point in time and a second point in time is further derived by integrating the amounts of liquid removed per unit time over a period of time from the first point in time to the second point in time. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304625

Exhaust device of outboard motor

A water jacket is attached to an exhaust manifold connected to an exhaust port to annularly cover an outer side of an exhaust channel in the exhaust manifold. An engine cooling coolant is made to flow as a cooling medium of the water jacket of the exhaust manifold. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304624

Non-stoichiometric perovskite oxide oxidation catalyst for oxidizing no to no2

A non-stoichiometric perovskite oxide having the general chemical formula laxmnoy, in which the molar ratio of lanthanum to manganese (“x”) ranges from 0.85 to 0.95, can be used in particle form as an oxidation catalyst to oxidize no to no2 in an exhaust aftertreatment system for a hydrocarbon-fueled engine. The oxygen content (“y”) fluctuates with variations in the molar ratio of lanthanum to manganese but generally falls somewhere in the range of 3.0 to 3.30. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304623

Exhaust gas aftertreatment device and method for a gasoline engine

Embodiments for an exhaust gas aftertreatment device are provided. In one example, an exhaust gas aftertreatment device for a gasoline engine comprises a filter body with porous filter walls through which exhaust gas flows to remove soot, the porous filter walls containing a first catalyst material and having a coating of a second catalyst material on partial areas of the filter walls. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304622

Method of using a regenerative brake system for heating a motor vehicle catalytic converter and powering other electrical accessories

A method for a motor vehicle includes using a regenerative brake system that produces electric current as a result of application of said regenerative brakes and sending at least a fraction of the electric current directly to an electrical accessory of the vehicle and bypassing the battery. One electrical accessory may be an electrically heated catalytic converter.. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304621

Clamping system and method for thrust reverser attachment

A method and system suitable facilitating the connection and disconnection of a thrust reverser assembly to a fan case of a nacelle of a gas turbine engine. The method and system entail operating a clamping system to simultaneously engage and disengage flanges associated with the fan case and flanges associated with the fixed structure of the thrust reverser assembly. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304620

Catalyst, gas generator, and thruster with improved thermal capability and corrosion resistance

A catalyst includes a carrier of essentially hafnia, up to an equal part zirconia, and optionally additional stabilizers, upon the surface of which is deposited an active metal suitable to promote the reaction of propellants to be used in gas generators and thrusters.. . ...

12/06/12 / #20120304619

Engine for thrust or shaft output and corresponding operating method

An engine and a method of operating the engine are provided. The engine includes a gas turbine and fan that rotate together to provide an exhaust gas flow stream, which flows over a free turbine that is connected to a power take-off. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304618

Method and apparatus for small satellite propulsion

In a propulsion system, an electrohydrodynamic (ehd) body force is used to control the flow of a propellant through a micro channel, expansion slot, plenum chamber, or other flow region and thereby increase the specific impulse created by a propulsion system. In an embodiment, a plurality of electrodes are arranged and powered to create a plasma discharge, which can impart an ehd body force to a fluid. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304617

Combined cycle powered railway locomotive

A combined cycle power plant for a railway locomotive is disclosed. In one embodiment, the power plant comprises two prime movers operating independently of one another. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304616

Component for a line routing system including at least one line routing device, as well as a corresponding line routing device and line routing system

A component for a line routing system including at least one line routing device having at least one section of the surface of the component that is flocked. The component of line routing device is at least one of a chain link, a chain link plate of a chain link, a transverse web of a chain link, a cover of a chain link, a dividing web of a chain link, a guide element, a housing, a line, and a hose.. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304615

Process of making a fire resistant thread

A method for producing a fire resistant thread comprising the steps of: unwinding a first yarn being a fire resistant polymer from a first spool onto a first pirn; unwinding a second yarn being a synthetic and/or natural yarn from a second spool onto a second pirn; unwinding a third yarn being a synthetic and/or natural yarn from a third spool onto a third pirn; unwinding the first yarn, the second yarn and the third yarn from the first pirn, the second pirn and the third pirn; twisting the first yarn, the second yarn and the third yarn each in a first direction; twisting the first yarn, the second yarn and the third yarn together in a second direction to form a three-ply thread; coating the three-ply thread with a bonding agent in order to form the fire resistant thread; and collecting the fire resistant thread.. . ...

12/06/12 / #20120304614

Wrapped yarns for use in ropes having predetermined surface characteristics

A blended yarn comprises a plurality of first fibers and a plurality of second fibers. A coefficient of friction of the second fibers is greater than a coefficient of friction of the first fibers. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304613

Split fiber producing devices and methods for the production of microfibers and nanofibers

Described herein are apparatuses and methods of creating fibers, such as microfibers and nanofibers. The methods discussed herein employ centrifugal forces to transform material into fibers. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304612

Intermeshed feeding system for round balers

An improved crop pickup apparatus for a round baler in which the pickup apparatus substantially wider than the bale chamber inlet opening. The pickup apparatus includes a transversely aligned, overshot crop feed rotor positioned longitudinally between the forwardly disposed pickup tine reel and the rearwardly disposed floor roll. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304611

Cam shield for a rotary reel

A cam shield for a rotary reel of a crop harvesting header disposed adjacent to a tine bar of a rotary reel and mounted for movement along a cam in a generally constant angular relationship thereto for deflecting crop material from a cam region forward of a cutter bar and below the cam during rotation of the reel.. . ...

12/06/12 / #20120304610

Cut sight gauge

The present invention relates to the field of corn field production equipment used for detasseling operations. More specifically, the present invention is a cut sight gauge for providing an integrated means of monitoring the height of cutters and tassel pullers on corn crop cutting machines. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304609

Z-filter media pack arrangement; and, methods

Z-filter media pack arrangements and methods for providing them are described. The preferred arrangements have a cured-in-place jacket around an outside of a coiled z-filter media combination. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304608

Air treatment device

An air treatment device for a commercial vehicle includes a housing set up for connecting to an air dryer device by way of a bayonet fitting. A retaining device that is or can be mounted on the housing for retaining the bayonet fitting is provided on the housing.. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304607

Air cleaner for motor vehicles operating in extreme weather conditions

A motor-vehicle air cleaner comprises the filter assembly, an air-cleaner housing configured to fittably and removably accommodate the filter assembly and to enclose the main filter and the auxiliary filter separately when the filter assembly is accommodated in the air-cleaner housing. The motor-vehicle air cleaner further comprises a flow restrictor configured to restrict air flow to the auxiliary filter.. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304606

Dual storage dust collector

A dual storage dust collector for a vacuum cleaner has a hopper for receiving the dust from the vacuum and a dump tank for receiving the dust from the hopper. A valve between the hopper and the dump tank is operable whether or not the vacuum is running. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304605

Catch box

A catch box may include two air intake sections of an air intake system, wherein the catch box is embodied as water separator at the same time.. . ...

12/06/12 / #20120304604

Building air filtration system

An air filter system and an air filter therefor are provided for use in a building with first and second zones separated by a wall-door system having a wall with a door therein. The gap between the door edges and the door frame and the door threshold region has an air flow permitting region in at least a portion of the gap. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304603

Low elongation structures for hot gas filtration

Structures containing a fiber mat inserted into a high modulus scrim of minimum basis weight 35 gsm. The structures have reduced tensile elongation at 50 n per 5 cm fabric strip in md under iso 9073-3 standard norm. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304602

Waved filter media and elements

Various high performance, high efficiency filter media are provided that are cost effective and easy to manufacture. In particular, various filter media are provided having at least one layer with a waved configuration that results in an increased surface area, thereby enhancing various properties of the filter media. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304601

Self-adjusting saddle pad

The present application relates generally to an apparatus to be used as a saddle pad for laying on the back of a riding or pack animal to reduce pressure point, irritation, and injury. More particularly, the present application relates to a saddle pad that has self-adjusting features that can compensate for wide variances in the contours of an animal's back as well as various saddle configurations, and thus, can reduce the discomfort an animal that is associated with a saddle or weight load. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304600

Containment device and method of use

A flexible, portable, storable, tamper-evident, containment device comprising a substrate, a transparent laminate, and a liner is used to identify, preserve, and protect medications, specimens, samples, small parts, and other objects. The laminate is bound or fixed to a side of the substrate and extends beyond the substrate. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304599

Flexible supercapacitor and preparation method thereof

A flexible supercapacitor and a preparation method thereof are provided. The flexible supercapacitor includes a polymer-based solid electrolyte layer, two active layers respectively disposed on opposite surfaces of the polymer-based solid electrolyte layer, and two electron conducting layers disposed on outer exposed surfaces of the two active layers.. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304598

Slot gripper

A slot gripper for removing twistlocks from container fittings or for inserting twistlocks into container fittings, comprising a twistlock receptacle, arranged in a receptacle plate and a tool that locks and unlocks twistlocks arranged in the twistlock receptacle by rotating, is characterized by two clamping jaws extending in the receptacle parallel to the receptacle plate and arranged opposite each other. A first pin extends from the receptacle plate at a right angle at the edge of the receptacle, a second pin is arranged on side of the first pin opposite the receptacle and extends from the receptacle plate at a right angle, and a rope guiding element extends from the receptacle plate at a right angle at the edge of the receptacle. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304597

Universal container capper/decapper

A universal container capper/decapper includes a capper/decapper assembly, and an axial actuator. The capper/decapper assembly comprises a capper/decapper housing, and at least one gripper arm. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304596

Medicine dispensing apparatus

A medicine dispensing apparatus fills a vial having a polygonal cross-sectional shape with medicines to dispense the medicines. The apparatus contains a stocker, a first vial transporting unit, a vial orienting unit, a labeling unit, a second vial transporting unit, a medicine filling unit, and a vial discharging window. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304595

Methods and devices for controlling air inside a closed container

A system having a sealed container capable of storing an oxygen-degradable product and an air control device attached to the container, where the air control device includes an activation device; at least one air control valve to allow air to flow out of the container, at least one pressure relief valve, an at least one air flow device comprising a vacuum pump, at least one filtration device and at least one controller and where the air control device is designed to securely attach to the container.. . ...

12/06/12 / #20120304594

Machine for filling bottles with solid forms of pharmaceutical products, in particular capsules, pills, pastilles, and/or tablets

A machine for filling bottles with solid forms of pharmaceutical products is provided with a plurality of discharge ducts, each of which feeds a plurality of the solid forms from a containing tank into a corresponding bottle and cooperates with a deviating device, which is movable between a first operating position, in which the deviating device is arranged so as to allow the solid forms to be fed along the discharge duct and into the bottle, and a second operating position, in which the deviating device is arranged so as to prevent the solid forms from being fed along the discharge duct and into the bottle.. . ...

12/06/12 / #20120304593

Flat roof support structure

A flat roof support structure includes a plurality of vertical columns, an elongated generally horizontally oriented beam associated with and positioned atop each vertical column, and attachment structure fixing the upper end of each vertical column to a mounting area of the associated elongated beam. The attachment structure includes u-shaped attachment members affixed to opposed sides of the vertical columns at the upper end of each column with the attachment members opening in an outwardly directed orientation parallel to the associated elongated beam. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304592

Decking member

A decking member can have a plurality of panels each with first and second side supports. The plurality of panels can each have a plurality of slots and optional hooks. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304591

Spacer systems for insulated glass (ig) units, and/or methods of making the same

Certain example embodiments relate to improved spacers for insulated glass units. Certain example embodiments relate to corrugated spacers that extend around a periphery of an ig unit. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304590

Set of panels comprising retaining profiles with a separate clip and method for inserting the clip

The invention relates to a set of panels, preferably of floor panels, consisting of a first panel and at least a second panel with, in each case, a top side and an underside, wherein the first panel comprises at an edge a first retaining profile with a hook directed towards the top side, the second panel comprises at an edge a second retaining profile with a hook directed towards the underside, the first retaining profile and the second retaining profile can be connected by a relative movement directed perpendicular to a plane of laying, and wherein a separate clip is provided, which comprises a clip head, a clip body and a clip base. Moreover, the invention relates to a method for inserting the clip into a retaining profile.. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304589

Double-duty, hold-down system

A method for securing a building to a foundation provides hold-down units that perform double-duty by acting as a compressive load on a floor immediately therebelow due to the force of a seat or base portion thereof. Meanwhile, a flange portion of each hold-down device extends upward to fasten to the upright members in an upper floor applying tension thereto. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304588

Method for erecting a wind turbine tower

The present invention concerns a wind turbine (1) including at least one tower (2), at least one base foundation (3), at least one nacelle (10) and at least one propeller (4). The propeller via its rotation turns at least one essentially horizontal axel that drives at least one generator. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304587

Fastening device

A fasting device that fastens a supporting member such as a foundation plate (42) to a connecting member such as a pillar (51) is composed of a bearing body (11), shock absorbing bodies (38), anchoring implements (55), etc. The bearing body (11) is disposed at the center of a space (s) where the supporting member and the connecting member face each other, and comprises a basic plate (12) which is in surface contact with the supporting member, a mounting plate (14) which is in surface contact with the connecting member, and connecting sections which connect both of these plates. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304586

Bond beam rebar positioner

A bond beam rebar positioner including a center segment having an undulating form positioned between first and second legs, each of the legs including a first segment arranged perpendicular to a notional straight line longitudinally bisecting the curves of the center segment, a second segment perpendicular to the first segment, parallel to the straight line, and in a direction away from the center segment, and a third segment perpendicular to the second segment, coplanar with the second segment, and perpendicular to a common plane of the center, first and second segments.. . ...

12/06/12 / #20120304585

Vision panel assembly mounted in a twin sheet door or window and method of installation

The invention relates to vision panel assembly for a twin sheet door/window and a method of installation. The vision panel assembly comprises of a frame, brackets, a vision panel and securing means for fastening the vision panel assembly. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304584

Architectured reinforcement structure

This invention presents a modified reinforced concrete structure, which has a steel structure composed of a beam steel box unit, column steel box unit, and beam-column joint steel box unit with lap jointing reinforced steels. The side plate and/or end plate of the steel box has through holes for concrete flowing therebetween. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304583

Metal stud roof deflection clip

An improved deflection clip for connecting metal stud walls to a structural building member, which accommodates relative compensating vertical movement, is disclosed. Some embodiments of the present invention allow for the deflection mounting clip to be set into place by metal barbs, eliminating the need for screwing the stud to the ceiling track runner, then subsequently removing the screws when the wallboard is installed. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304582

Pool liner retaining system

A pool liner retaining system having a pool wall structure that includes a plurality of interlocking panels and methods of constructing a pool wall structure using such interlocking panels are disclosed.. . ...

12/06/12 / #20120304581

Press-fitted decoration tiles

The present disclosure relates to press-fitted decoration tiles installed as finishing materials on an indoor floor surface of a building, an apartment and/or a house is disclosed, wherein a coupling force among decoration tiles is excellent through mutually press-fitted plurality of decoration tiles to prevent the decoration tiles from being distanced and disengaged and to free from adhesive harmful to human body, the press-fitted decoration tiles including a groove unit formed at each one lengthwise marginal circumference and one cross-wise marginal circumference of the rectangular decoration tile, and a lug unit formed at each other lengthwise marginal circumference and other cross-wise marginal circumference of the rectangular decoration tile that face the each one lengthwise marginal circumference and one cross-wise marginal circumference of the rectangular decoration tile.. . ...

12/06/12 / #20120304580

Magnetic tiles

This invention offers a kind of magnetic material, which especially refers to wall tiles and floor tiles. This invention contains a building material(1) and at least a magnetic body(3). ...

12/06/12 / #20120304579

Removable mid-section production floorboard

A removable flooring system includes modular floorboard panels having one or more latches, placed on longitudinal support structures having mating locking disks, so that the floorboard panels can be readily secured to the longitudinal support structure. In one embodiment, the floorboard panel comprises a top skin, a frame, and a bottom skin. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304578

Edge assemblies for slate and tile roofs

An integral roof and gable edge assembly includes a metal or plastic sheet formed with positioning surfaces to facilitate slate tile installation by relatively unskilled roofers. The roof and gable assemblies include one or more hooks for holding one or more slate, ceramic or other similar roofing tiles in fixed position along the eaves and/or gables of a roof. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304577

Expandable crack inhibitors and methods of using the same

One or more crack inhibitors can be installed to improve fatigue performance by producing stress states that prevent or inhibit crack initiation. Crack inhibitors can also prevent or retard crack growth. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304576

Dual seal tubular anchor for cavity walls

An anchoring system for cavity walls is disclosed. The system includes a stud-type wall anchor and a wire formative veneer tie. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304575

Process for making cylindrical bodies

A ceiling panel assembly for being secured to, and for concealing, a suspended inverted t-shaped, longitudinally extending main runner having a vertically disposed web, a horizontally disposed flange divided by the web to equal flange portions, and a protuberance at a terminal end of each of the flange portions, which comprises: a main section with a first and second lateral edge and visible panel sections and two support sections laterally extending in opposite directions, which are disposed above the main section. The two support sections releasably contact two adjacent and laterally spaced main runners, respectively, and one of the sections is adapted to multi-directionally stiffen a corresponding main runner.. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304574

Open web grid runner

A suspended ceiling grid runner comprising separate parallel upper and lower chords, a plurality of identical web plates fixed between the chords and the plates having a height less than the height of the grid runner and a width, the chords being made of roll-formed sheet metal strips and symmetrical about a vertical plane, the chordal strips each having marginal sections folded parallel to one another and on opposite sides of the vertical plane, the web plates including vertical slots for receiving connectors of cross runners, the web plates being spaced at regular centers along the grid runner with a distance that is a small fraction of the nominal length of the grid runner, the gaps between adjacent web plates being longer than the height of the grid runner.. . ...

12/06/12 / #20120304573

Universal architectural system

A wall panel system may comprise a plurality of panels which may be mounted to a wall. The panels have panel clips attached to the backside thereof. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304572

Recessed reveal wall panel system

An eco-friendly wall panel system may comprise a plurality of panels, horizontal joints and panel clips which are all fabricated from the same sheet of material. For example, the panels may initially be fabricated from the phenolic sheets. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304571

Connector for boardwalk system

A boardwalk system including a first component having a pre-formed recess and a second component having a pre-formed recess. The system further includes a connector configured to be positioned in the recesses of the first and second components to connect the first and second components such that the connector limits the movement of first component away from the second component.. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304570

Anchor system of a concrete wall formwork

A locking device 21 for an anchor bar 2 of an anchor system of a concrete wall formwork has an annular sealing element 15 for sealing off an anchor penetration hole 13 in the formwork facing 7 and a threaded nut element 24 for threading the anchor bar 2 into a threaded nut thread of the threaded nut element. A tubular guiding device 45 is flush with the threaded nut thread of the threaded nut element 24 on the end of the threaded nut element 24 to be located at the concrete formwork side. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304569

Reinforced structural member and frame structures

Disclosed are frame members and mullions for a window frame that comprise a reinforcing member that is surrounded by an outer plastic layer. The outer plastic layer is held securely to the reinforcing member as a result of a waist banding effect that comprises an inward force created by the outer plastic layer as it cools and contracts around the reinforcing member. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304568

Wainscot wall panel system

The wainscot wall panel system may comprise a plurality of panels which are mounted to a wall. The plurality of panels are mounted to the wall with a plurality of horizontal joints including but not limited to a bottom edge joint and a top edge joint and one or more intermediate or middle horizontal joints. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304567

Roof vent

A roof vent for ventilation of a roof, the roof vent adapted to be placed on the pitch of the roof, not the ridgeline. The roof vent has a flat or tabular floor and a base attached to the floor. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304566

Floor tiles with hybrid interlocking system

A floor tile system for protecting a substrate is described. The system includes two tiles or mats that interlock with one another along numerous axes to provide a tight, high-strength seam. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304565

Apparatuses and methods for an improved lath, vapor control layer and rain screen assembly

An improved lath and rain screen assembly for fastening to an exterior building surface or the like is provided. The lath and rain screen assembly comprises a rain screen configured to encourage ventilation and drying, and a lath configured to receive at least a portion of a first mortar layer. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304564

System for anchoring precast concrete wall columns to foundations

A wall structure system may utilize precast concrete columns and panels. Each concrete column may be secured to an in-situ concrete footing by a threaded anchor bolt imbedded in the footing. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304563

Space light steel frame concrete building and construction method thereof

A spatial light steel frame concrete building and a method for constructing the same are provided. The building comprises: a wall spatial light steel frame; a floor slab spatial light steel frame connected to the wall spatial light steel frame to form a building unit spatial light steel frame; and concrete poured in the building unit spatial light steel frame. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304562

Architectonic spacer building system

The architectonic spacer building system is a simplified prefabrication assembly using industrialised building system concept. The architectonic spacer building system for skeleton construction includes a spacer (2, 4, 6, 8, 10) having a predetermined shape for use in constructing modular form of building components, including a modular floor joist assembly (18), corner and crisscross junctions assembly (17, 19). ...

12/06/12 / #20120304561

Integral catwalk support

A structural support system for a bin structure. The structural support system comprises at least two parallel and spaced apart support columns. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304560

Kit for producing a stair case

A kit for assembling to produce a staircase, the kit comprising: a pair of star supports (12); a plurality of treads (16); a plurality of risers (18); a plurality of tread supports (14) for supporting treads when the staircase is assembled; and means defining the correct position of the plurality of tread supports on the stair supports to produce a staircase to a given specification.. . ...

12/06/12 / #20120304559

Roof structure, clamp for solar cell module, and method for mounting solar cell module

It is an object to develop a roof structure having high water interception, being safe from rain leakage, and ensuring a certain level of mounting strength even in the case of a broken roof member. Solar cell modules are mounted on a roof structure with slate tiles via eaves-side mounting brackets and intermediate mounting brackets. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304558

Loading bay

This loading bay comprises a hinged ramp to form a passage between the warehouse and the container of the truck, a lateral and upper shelter, a hinged platform, located at a level below the hinged ramp and associated with actuating means, movable frontal stops, assembled on the front end of the platform and that form contact means for the trailer or container of the truck when it is approaching the loading bay, means for detecting the position of the frontal stops that activate the luminous signal means to issue different luminous messages depending on the movement of the frontal stops and longitudinal movement means of the frontal stops to move them away from the container of the truck once it is stationary in the loading bay.. . ...

12/06/12 / #20120304557

Expansion joint system

A cover plate system for a gap (15) between two structural members (10, 20) is provided. The system includes an elongated cover (30) that extends across the gap (15) from a first structural member (10) to a second, spaced-apart structural member (20). ...

12/06/12 / #20120304556

Roof clamp

Roof clamps and methods of securing roof clamps are provided. The roof clamps include a saddle, a wedge, and a securing member. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304555

Side wall support pier and method for foundation of manufactured building

An apparatus for supporting a lateral portion of a manufactured building having a support beam, comprising a ground member for being received on a ground surface and a joist bracket attached to at least one joist in a lateral portion of the manufactured building. A pivotably attached joist tube disposed in a first position between the ground member and the joist bracket is longitudinally movable to a second position for bearing forcibly therebetween and thereby supporting the lateral portion of the manufactured building. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304554

Collar for a concrete lifting anchor

A collar for a concrete component lifting anchor including an attachment portion for attaching the collar to the lifting anchor, and an abutment portion adapted to provide a clutch abutment surface for limiting rotation of a clutch relative to the lifting anchor.. . ...

12/06/12 / #20120304553

Drilling rig system with self-elevating drill floor

A transportable drilling rig having a self-elevating drill floor includes a base structure comprising multiple base towers that can be transported to a wellsite and positioned around an intended wellbore location. A horizontal base frame is installed between lower regions of the towers to form a stable rig base structure, and a drill floor can then be constructed over the base frame and between the base towers. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304552

Carport structure and method of construction therefor

The present disclosure relates to a modular carport structure comprising one upright member (2), a cantilever roof structure (3) designed to be supported by this upright member (2), and star-like connecting means (4) designed to support and connect the cantilever roof structure (3) to the upright member (2).. . ...

12/06/12 / #20120304551

Rotatable hunting blind

A hunting blind rotates 360 degrees to provide a hunter with unobstructed views. A rotatable enclosure rotates atop a base that is affixed to the ground for stability. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304550

Elevator door frame

An elevator shaft closure, which separates an elevator shaft of a building from a story of the building, has a door frame. An elevator control arrangement is arranged in a chamber of the door frame, wherein the elevator control arrangement includes an elevator control unit and at least one electronic power unit for operation of an elevator motor.. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304549

Handmade structure system

A system of prefabricated modular components, designed to fit and connect together using no tools other than human hands, allowing persons with little or no construction experience to assemble floored/partitioned/roofed structures of variable shape and surface area. Flooring panels are inserted and secured into flooring frames that have been inserted and secured into frame connectors. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304548

Seating system

An example of the disclosed seating system includes a plurality of seating risers configured to telescope relative to one another. At least one of the seating risers is a powered seating riser having a drive system.. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304547

Superhard construction

The present disclosure generally relates to constructions including a body of polycrystalline diamond (pcd) material attached to a substrate.. . ...

12/06/12 / #20120304546

Method and apparatus for making a fixed abrasive wire

A method and apparatus for making a fixed abrasive grain wire includes, at first, inserting a wire through a sleeve that includes at least one aperture defined therein. Then, both of the wire and the sleeve are located in electroplating or electro-less plating liquid that includes abrasive grains blended therein. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304545

Nano-diamond dispersion solution and method for preparing same

The present invention relates to a nano-diamond dispersion solution and a method of preparing the same. The method of preparing a nano-diamond dispersion solution comprises the following steps: providing a nano-diamond aggregation; mixing the nano-diamond aggregation with a metal hydroxide solution and stirring the mixture such that the nano-diamond aggregation is separated, to obtain a mixture solution; stabilizing the mixture solution such that the mixture solution is separated into a supernatant and precipitates; and extracting the supernatant and precipitates.. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304544

Cubic boron nitride sintered body and coated cubic boron nitride sintered body and preparation processes thereof

A cubic boron nitride sintered body is excellent in wear resistance. The cubic boron nitride sintered body has about 30 to about 70% by volume of cubic boron nitride; and as the reminder, a binder phase having at least one selected from an oxide, carbide, nitride and boride of ti, al, zr, y, ce, mg or ca and mutual solid solutions thereof; and inevitable impurities, wherein the cubic boron nitride sintered body contains α-type al2o3, zrb2, zro2 and zro, and when an x-ray diffraction intensity of a (110) plane of α-type al2o3 is represented by ia, an x-ray diffraction intensity of a (101) plane of zrb2 is represented by izb, and an x-ray diffraction intensity of a (111) plane of zro is represented by izo, (izb/ia) which shows a ratio of izb based on ia satisfies 0.13≦(izb/ia)≦0.30, and (izo/ia) which shows a ratio of izo based on ia satisfies 0.05≦(izo/ia)≦0.20.. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304543

Movable barrier seal assembly

A seal assembly for an upward acting door that is positionable between an open and closed position. The seal assembly contains a base member having a first and second flexible sealing member extending therefrom for sealing engagement with the door. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304542

Door lock retainer

A door lock retainer may include a door-latch-mechanism frame, a retainer, and a door-lock cylinder. The door-latch-mechanism frame may support a linkage and include a landing surface. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304541

Methods, apparatuses, and systems for controlling lateral displacement of a movable partition

Apparatuses, methods and systems for directionally controlling a movable partition are provided. In one embodiment, an apparatus for controlling lateral displacement of a movable partition includes a bracket, a roller assembly, a first attachment bracket, and a second attachment bracket. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304540

System and process for gasifying biomass

Disclosed area process and a system for gasifying biomass to obtain a combustible gas for combustion in an engine. Further, a method and a purification system for removing tar components from a combustible gas having a temperature above its dew-point are disclosed.. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304539

Production of a mixture of hydrogen and natural gas

The present subject matter relates to a process of reforming a natural gas stream by steam. The reforming is carried out at a temperature within a predetermined range to form a substantially carbon monoxide free product mixture of hydrogen and natural gas. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304538

Configuration of contacting zones in vapor-liquid contacting apparatuses

Vapor-liquid contacting apparatuses comprising a primary contacting zone and a secondary contacting zone are disclosed. A representative secondary contacting zone is a secondary absorption zone, such as a finishing zone for subsequent contacting of the vapor effluent from the primary contacting zone to further remove impurities and achieve a desired purity of purified gas exiting the secondary absorption zone. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304537

Coal decomposition method and equipment in cycle heating gas style

The invention discloses a coal decomposition method and equipment in cycle heating gas style. The coal decomposition equipment can avoid introducing impurity, ensure a pure decomposed gas and keep continuous heating without extrinsic heat source, which includes an airtight kiln body with coal inlet and coal outlet; a facility for impelling and decomposing coal set in the kiln body; a coal decomposed gas collecting pipe set in one end of the airtight kiln body, and a high temperature gas input pipe set in the other end of the airtight kiln body; wherein the coal decomposed gas collecting pipe is connected with a post-processing facility and communicates with the high temperature gas input pipe through a circle pipe, and the circle pipe and/or the high temperature gas input pipe comprises a heating device.. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304536

Systems and methods for producing engineered fuel feed stocks from waste material

Systems and methods for producing engineered fuels from solid waste material are described herein. In some embodiments, a method includes receiving a waste stream at a multi-material processing platform and separating the waste stream to remove non-processable waste and marketable recyclables. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304535

Systems and methods for producing engineered fuel feed stocks from waste material

Systems and methods for producing engineered fuels from solid waste material are described herein. In some embodiments, a method includes receiving a waste stream at a multi-material processing platform and separating the waste stream to remove non-processable waste and marketable recyclables. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304534

Charcoal having encapsulated igniter material

The properties of charcoal can be improved by providing microcapsules containing an ignitable material on or within the charcoal. The microcapsules can be made of polyacrylate and the ignitable material includes hydrocarbons such as a paraffin combination, alcohols, and combinations.. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304533

Compact fire log

A fire log has one or several longitudinal incisions, which penetrate the log but do not reach the side surface and intersect in the log's midsection. A lower part of the log has at least one air duct from the side surface to the log's midsection in case the log is set on a surface which obstructs airflow to the log's lower part. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304532

Multifunctional cooling additives for middle distillates, having an improved flow capability

The present invention relates to cooling additives for middle distillates, containing a) at least one polyester of formula (a1) wherein one of the radicals r1 to r4 represents a linear c16-c40 alkyl or alkenyl radical and the remainder of the radicals r1 to r4 represent, independently of one another, hydrogen or an alkyl radical having 1 to 3 c atoms, r5 is a c—c bond or an alkylene radical having 1 to 6 c atoms, r16 is a hydrocarbon group having 2 to 10 carbon atoms, n is an integer from 1 to 100, m is an integer from 3 to 250, p is 0 or 1, and q is 0 or 1, b) at least one copolymer of ethylene and of at least one ethylenically unsaturated ester, the copolymer having a melt viscosity, measured at 140 deg c, of at most 5000 mpas, and c) at least one organic solvent.. . ...

12/06/12 / #20120304531

Liquid fuel compositions

Fuelling such liquid fuel composition in an internal combustion engine improves the fuel economy performance of an internal combustion engine.. . ...

12/06/12 / #20120304530

Bio-oil upgrading process

A method for upgrading pyrolysis oil into a hydrocarbon fuel involves obtaining a quantity of pyrolysis oil, separating the pyrolysis oil into an organic phase and an aqueous phase, and then upgrading the organic phase into a hydrocarbon fuel by reacting the organic phase with hydrogen gas using a catalyst. The catalyst used in the reaction includes a support material, an active metal and a zirconia promoter material. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304529

Temperature-optimized conversion of lignocellulosic biomass

A process is disclosed for converting lignocellulosic material to liquid fuels. In the process the cellulose is dissolved in an ionic liquid. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304528

Packaged terminal climate unit for pest control

In certain embodiments, a packaged terminal device for killing pests in an affected area includes a housing configured to be positioned at least partially within an affected area, a fan positioned within the housing, and one or more heating elements positioned within the housing. The fan is operable to draw a flow of air from the affected area into the housing. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304527

Apparatus, method and kit for extermination of pests

An apparatus, method and kit for the extermination of pests, including animal pests such as vermin. The invention relates generally to a spring-less extermination apparatus which kills pests with stretchable rings.. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304526

Kinetic non-adhesive pest control tools and techniques

A note pad is attached to a device having a handle and a base. Kinetic force is applied through the device to stun or crush a target pest between a top sheet of the note pad and a wall or floor. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304525

Versatile fishing strike indicator

A strike indicator has a hollow plastic spherical body with an opening through which water can flow into the body to weight the body for spin cast fishing and out of which water can be removed from the body for fly cast fishing. An easily manipulable thumbscrew can engage the opening to selectively block the opening while trapping a fishing line between a grommet on the thumbscrew and the spherical body to hold the strike indicator onto the fishing line.. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304524

Lure

The invention relates to fishing, in particular, artificial baits, namely, the oscillating lures, and can be used by amateur fishermen while fishing. The lure comprises the elongated body with a weight, an opening for attaching a fishing line and at least one hook. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304523

Fish lure

A fishing lure is made of a heat-moldable material. A person can warm the lure and then form the lure to have a desired shape. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304522

Pole for use to pull in a jug or noodle while fishing

A pole with a device on one end thereof is adapted to hook or grab a line that is attached to a jug or noodle to allow the user to pull in the jug or noodle without having to lean over the side of a boat and physically grab the jug or noodle from the water. The pole of the present invention will allow all anglers, including the young, elderly and others, to enjoy the fun, action and excitement of jug fishing without the fear of losing one's balance when retrieving the jug or noodle.. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304521

Decoy reflection and shadow

An artificial reflection or dark shadow to be used in avian or animal attracting activities is disclosed. The artificial reflection or shadow may be used by itself or attached as to a floating waterfowl decoy which simulates the colored reflection off of the water or the dark shadow as a live bird would have. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304520

Precision rifle chassis system

A rifle assembly includes a central chassis having a vertically aligned opening and a pair of slots extending from the sidewalls into the opening. An action has a pair of projections engageable with the at slots in the chassis and is removably securable within the chassis. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304519

Breech plug

A muzzle loading firearm has a barrel with a bore on a bore axis, and has a muzzle end and a breech end. A frame is connected to the barrel, and has a breech face. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304518

Firearm with enhanced recoil and control characteristics

The invention comprises improved designs in a recoil control device comprising a bolt and slider for use in a variety of firearms. In one embodiment, the bolt and slider are articulated so that the displacement of the bolt results in a force component accompanying the slider as it moves along a slider path that traverses a line formed by a linear firing axis of the barrel of the firearm. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304517

Nameplate attachment structure, camera platform apparatus, and camera apparatus

A nameplate attachment structure enables a nameplate to be attached in at least two variations of postures to a chassis outer surface of an apparatus, the nameplate being formed of an elastic body, the nameplate including: a shaft projected on a rear surface of an indication surface and having a distal end including a locking stop; and at least two engagement pieces respectively having hook projections, the chassis outer surface including: a support hole through which the shaft is inserted; and at least two engagement holes engageable with the engagement pieces. When the shaft is inserted through the support hole, the locking stop restricts movement of the nameplate in a direction in which the shaft extends, and when the engagement pieces are inserted through the engagement holes, the hook projections are engaged with the engagement holes so that the nameplate is attached to the chassis outer surface.. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304516

Support mechanism with mounting member rotatingly received in support seat

A support mechanism includes a hinge assembly, a hollow support seat, a positioning member and a mounting member. The support seat includes a plurality of restricting portions and a plurality of support portions corresponding to the restricting portions, the restricting portions and the support portions cooperatively defining a receiving space therebetween. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304515

Tradeshow display system

A variety of configurations are disclosed for modular tradeshow display systems that can be assembled without the use of tools or other specialized machinery.. . ...

12/06/12 / #20120304514

Multi-sheet advertising system

A point of purchase signage system for application upon a point of purchase unit includes a multiple sheet package having multiple distinct graphics for selective display at the point of purchase. The signage system may employ one or more packages in combination to involve a variety of advertising schemes. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304513

Illuminated device

An illuminating device is provided, including a first informational block and a second informational block. The first informational block may include an informational communication. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304512

Advanced photoluminescent components and formulation/fabrication methods for production thereof

A photoluminescent device and a photoluminescent exit sign. The photoluminescent device includes a polymer matrix having a light-emitting exterior surface for emission of photoluminescent light therefrom. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304511

Method and image for representing wine

The invention discloses an image for representing a wine, which includes an image that includes at least one illustration of an item, and each item indicating at least one charactenstic of the wine. The image is adapted to be provided in printed, electronic and/for digital format. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304510

Motion greeting cards

The present invention and related disclosure describes greeting cards with moving elements or devices which are operable to create motion in connection with some portion of the greeting card. The greeting card may include a multi-panel greeting card body or a three-dimensional foam greeting card body. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304509

Three dimensional foam greeting card

Three-dimensional lightweight foam greeting cards are described herein having a foam body with a perimeter wall that extends between two spaced apart parallel pieces of planar sheet material such as heavy gauge paper, cardboard, or other such material. The greeting cards have a partially hollowed foam body or one or more cavities in the foam body concealed in the front and back by the planar sheet material which may be pre-cut in the shape of the foam body are decorated consistent with the design of the foam body. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304508

A wear member assembly

A wear member assembly for a lip of an earth excavating device comprises a first wear member, a second wear member and a retaining pin. The first wear member is mounted to the lip. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304507

Structure of bucket tooth for construction tools

An improved structure of bucket tooth for construction tools includes an adapter and a bucket tooth mounted on the adapter. The adapter has an accommodating room and a fixing section. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304506

Mounting of wear members

An excavator tooth assembly comprises a first wear member and a second wear member. The second wear member is releasably mountable on the first wear member. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304505

Retrofitted excavator tooth attachment

An excavator implement attachment system can include a tooth having a pocket formed therein, an insert received in a recess formed in an adaptor nose and a threaded fastener which releasably secures the tooth on the nose, the fastener having a helical thread formed thereon which is eccentric relative to a fastener body. A tooth can include a pocket with at least one side wall which has an insert-receiving recess and generally planar insert-engaging interface surfaces formed therein, with one interface surface resisting rotation of the tooth about a longitudinal axis in one direction, and another interface surface resisting rotation of the tooth about the longitudinal axis in an opposite direction. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304504

Stud

According to the present invention there is provided a stud 1 which is suitable for securing to a shoe, the stud 1 comprising, a base member 3; a securing means 5 which extends from the base member 3, which is suitable for securing the stud 1 to a shoe; and a stud-body 7 which extends from the base member 3, wherein the stud-body 7 has a tapered profile and wherein the stud-body 7 is configured to comprise at least eight sides 9 to optimise the rotatability and gripping ability of the stud.. . ...

12/06/12 / #20120304503

Outer sole of a climbing shoe

Outer sole of a climbing shoe made of a flexible natural or synthetic rubber material having the general appearance of a smooth surface, the outer sole including at least in the zone located in its front portion, grooves produced by etching.. . ...

12/06/12 / #20120304502

Air pedipad

The invention provides a foot covering to protect one's feet from the surface contamination of public floors. The air pedipad is a one size fits all adhesive pad which adheres to one's skin or sock. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304501

Article of footwear with support columns having portions with different resiliencies and method of making same

An article of footwear includes an upper; a midsole positioned beneath the upper and including a plurality of support members, at least one support member being formed of a lower portion formed of a first material, and an upper portion positioned above the lower portion and formed of a second material, the second material having a higher resiliency than that of the first material.. . ...

12/06/12 / #20120304500

Magnetic shoe insert system

This invention includes embodiments which disclose a magnetic sole insert system wherein there are a plurality of magnets embedded within a shoe insert base and wherein the angle of the magnetic axis of each of the plurality of magnets to other magnets in the plurality of magnets is random in both two and in three dimensions.. . ...

12/06/12 / #20120304499

Transferable, independently attachable, self supporting footwear wrap for stylish decoration

A footwear wrap for decorative attachment to footwear and the wearer's leg without the need for any fasteners fixed to the footwear. A fabric strap has a central fastener, such as a buttonhole, which permits a central portion of the strap to be secured to a footwear component. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304498

Interchangeable insert system for footwear

An insert system for an article of footwear includes an outer assembly, a first insert assembly and a second insert assembly. The outer assembly is configured to interchangeably receive the first insert assembly and the second insert assembly. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304497

Closure systems for articles of footwear

An article of footwear including heel portion movable relative to the forefoot portion from a first articulated configuration to a second articulated configuration is provided. An articulation assembly having a forefoot articulation member and a heel articulation member is also provided. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304496

Automatic girth adjustable shoes

Shoe constructions which automatically adjust the effective girth of a shoe to enable the shoe to change in girth throughout a day in accordance with changes in a wearer's foot, including along the upper and lower side edges of the ball, waist, and instep of the wearer.. . ...

12/06/12 / #20120304495

Footwear having a sole assembly with a concave chassis for a welt construction and associated methods

Footwear assemblies with a light weight sole assembly securely attached to an upper and associated methods are described herein. In one embodiment, a footwear assembly includes an upper connected to a light weight sole assembly, wherein the sole assembly has a durable outsole securely attached to a lightweight midsole, and a lightweight cradle style chassis is attached to the midsole. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304494

Aluminum shoe outer sole and heel

An aluminum shoe. An aluminum outer sole has a top side, a bottom side and at least two bends to follow the contour of a wearer's foot. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304493

Fashion shoe having a removable insole and footbed cover

The present invention generally provides a woman's fashion shoe with a removable insole fitted inside a sleeve so as to appear as part of the shoe. The sleeve both conceals the insole and holds it in place. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304492

Last, method for manufacturing the last and footwear made from the last

Provided are a last for making an article of footwear, an article of footwear that is made from the last and a method for manufacturing the last. The last has dimensions defined by a last length, a joint girth, an instep girth and a heel breadth. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304491

Heel counter structure for a shoe

The heel counter structure includes a sole plate provided at least at the heel region of the shoe and having a peripheral portion. The peripheral portion is upraised along the heel region of the shoe so as to enclose the lower portion of the heel portion of the foot of the wearer. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304490

Orthotic insert and method of making the same

The present invention provides orthotic inserts which are designed to accommodate a wide range of individuals in ready-made shoes. The orthotic inserts are compatible with a variety of shoe sizes and styles and provide a cost efficient alternative to custom made orthotics. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304489

Footwear promoting natural motion

A shoe is designed to enable unhindered natural foot motion between the foot and the ground. The shoe is constructed with a cupped heel, a contoured arch, a radiused forepart and neutral heel/forefoot position to create a foot bed that anatomically cradles a wearer's foot. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304488

Method and facility for drying slurry-like materials, in particular sludge from wastewater treatment plants

The invention relates to a method for drying slurry-like materials, in particular sludge from wastewater treatment plants, including two drying stages, namely: a first indirect drying stage (2), supplied with hot fluid, which receives sludge having an entry dryness se, and outputs sludge having an intermediate dryness si and water steam, which is channelled towards a condenser (8) in which a heating fluid, in particular water, is reheated and, in turn, heats a heating gas for a second drying stage (6); and a step (5) of forming strings of sludge at the exit from the first stage; the second stage (6) of drying the strings of sludge using gas at least partially heated by the heat extracted from the condenser, said second stage outputting a slurry having a final dryness sf; the intermediate dryness si is controlled according to the measured entry dryness se and the desired exit dryness sf, for minimum consumption of the total energy used for drying, the flow rate, pressure and/or temperature of the hot fluid (3) supplying the first drying stage (2) being adjusted accordingly.. . ...

12/06/12 / #20120304487

Clothes dryer apparatus with improved lint removal system

A method and apparatus for removing lint from air that is discharged from a clothes dryer uses a lint filtration housing mounted on the frame of the clothes dryer, the filtration housing having an interior that contains a filter for removing lint from the dryer exhaust air flow stream. The housing provides an influent fitting for transmitting heating exhaust air from the drying chamber to the housing interior. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304486

Drying silicon particles and recovering solvent

Apparatus to dry milled silicon particles has solvent spray nozzles, solvent drainage, gas inlet, and gas exhaust. This drying can occur, for example, following an acid etch and a deionized water rinse. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304485

Substrate processing method, substrate processing apparatus, and storage medium

A substrate processing method and apparatus which can remove an anti-drying liquid, which has entered a three-dimensional pattern with recessed portions formed in a substrate, in a relatively short time. The substrate processing method includes the steps of: carrying a substrate, having a three-dimensional pattern formed in a surface, into a processing container, said pattern being covered with an anti-drying liquid that has entered the recessed portions of the pattern; heating the substrate and supplying a pressurizing gas or a fluid in a high-pressure state into the processing container, thereby forming a high-pressure atmosphere in the processing container before the anti-drying liquid vaporizes to such an extent as to cause pattern collapse and bringing the anti-drying liquid into a high-pressure state while keeping the liquid in the recessed portions of the pattern; and thereafter discharging a fluid in a high-pressure state or a gaseous state from the processing container.. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304484

Method for vacuum concentration

Vacuum concentrator, comprising a vacuum chamber with a closure which may be sealed in an airtight manner, a centrifuge rotor arranged in the vacuum chamber with at least one receiver for at least one vessel for samples to be dried, a drive motor arranged outside the vacuum chamber for driving the centrifuge rotor, a vacuum pump connected to the vacuum chamber, a tempering device associated with the vacuum chamber for tempering the at least one sample in the vacuum chamber, a pressure sensor associated with the vacuum chamber for detecting the pressure inside the vacuum chamber and an electrical control and evaluating device which is connected to the drive motor, the vacuum pump, the tempering device and the pressure sensor, for detecting the end point of the vacuum concentration by means of the pressures detected by the pressure sensor in the vacuum chamber and terminating the vacuum concentration when the end point is determined.. . ...

12/06/12 / #20120304483

Substrate freeze dry apparatus and method

An apparatus for freeze drying a substrate is provided. A chamber for receiving a substrate is provided. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304482

Method for drying flexible tubular casings by microwaves

The present disclosure relates to a method for drying flexible tubular casings by microwaves, in particular for drying coated or uncoated food casings, and also to the use of microwaves for drying such casings. In addition, the invention relates to an integrated system for producing and drying flexible tubular casings by microwaves.. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304481

Apparatus for flat drying garments

An apparatus includes a canister having a front panel. The front panel has a slit extending across a width of the panel. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304480

Oxidation furnace

An oxidation furnace for the oxidative treatment of fibres, especially for producing carbon fibres, which, comprises a process chamber arranged inside a housing, a blowing device for hot air, at least one suction device arranged in an end region of the process chamber, at least one ventilator that circulates the hot air through the blowing device, the process chamber and the suction device, and at least one heating device arranged in the flow path of the hot circulated air. The suction device is formed from a plurality of vertically interspaced suction boxes. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304479

Oxidation furnace

An oxidation furnace for the oxidative treatment of fibres, which, comprises a process chamber arranged inside a housing, a blowing device arranged in the centre of the process chamber, a suction device arranged in the two opposite end regions of the process chamber, at least one ventilator that circulates the hot air through the blowing device, the process chamber and the suction devices, and at least one heating device arranged in the flow path of the hot circulated air. The blowing device comprises a plurality of vertically interspaced blowing boxes comprising an inlet, and, on opposite sides, outlets for the hot air. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304478

Method for calculating error compensation value of machine

When calculating a compensation value for a geometric error, a first index representing an order of connection of drive axes in a machine and a second index representing an order of connection of the drive axes including the geometric error are obtained. Then, a first vector is obtained by performing a matrix operation of a reference vector according to information on the connection in the first index, and a second vector is obtained by performing the matrix operation of the reference vector according to information on the connection in the second index. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304477

Counterbore hole chamfer depth measuring apparatus and method

A measuring apparatus for measuring a counterbore hole chamfer depth of a workpiece, includes a positioning member having a guiding hole aligned with the counterbore hole of the workpiece, a support member having a receiving hole aligned with the guiding hole, and a measuring device supported by the support member. The measuring device includes a gauge, a retractable pole connected to the gauge and extending into the receiving hole, and a measuring head portion connected to the retractable pole and movably received in the guiding hole. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304476

Measuring device for determining a leg-and-foot length for measurement of stockings, in particular medical compression stockings

Measuring device for determining a leg length for measurement of stockings, in particular medical compression stockings, comprising a base plate with a foot-receiving surface and, arranged vertically thereon, a measurement board, wherein the measurement board (6), which can be mounted releasably on the base plate (2), is composed of a plurality of releasably connectable board sections (6a, 6b, 6c, 6d).. . ...

12/06/12 / #20120304475

Resolver type skew sensor with gimbal attachment

A disclosed sensor assembly for detecting movement and a position of a wing flap includes a sensing device that generates a signal corresponding to a position of the flap. The sensor assembly includes a linkage that is attached to the movable flap for mechanically communicating movement of the flap to the sensing device. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304474

Splitting implement

A splitting implement comprises a first head member, a second head member attached thereto, and a handle on which the first head member is disposed. The first head member is configured for splitting a surface or an object, and the second head member may be similarly configured, except that the second head member is of such dimensions that it does not strike the object or surface until after the first head member strikes the object or surface. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304473

Bolt cutters with breakdown handles

A collapsible bolt cutter includes compound levers a first lever of which includes elongate handles and a second lever of which includes cutting jaws for transmitting a force applied to the handles to the cutting jaws with a mechanical advantage when the handles are urged to move towards each other. The handles are each split along their length to form free handle portions articulated to the second levers. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304472

Multi-angle hand held cutting tool

A hand tool for use with a cutting blade having two parallel cutting edges provides for selective locking of a handle portion relative to a tool holding portion in two positions which are mirror images of each other, thereby allowing for use of both opposed parallel cutting edges of the cutting blade without the need for removal and re-positioning of the cutting blade in the tool holding portion.. . ...

12/06/12 / #20120304471

Utilty knife

The utility knife device generally comprises a sheath, covering a portion of the user's hand and a blade housing which attach together at a connection point. The blade housing is made up of a casing which preferably encloses the user's index finger, a blade housed within the casing and a trigger which extends out of the casing and manipulates the blade. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304470

Cantilever spring assist knife

A folding tool includes a handle and an implement pivotally coupled to the handle. The implement is adapted to travel between a closed position and an open position. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304469

Interlocking double throwing knife

An interlocking double throwing knife comprises: a first opposable throwing knife having a first blade and a first handle attached to the first blade, where the first handle has a first receptacle for housing another blade; and a second opposable throwing knife having a second blade and a second handle attached to the second blade, where the second handle has a second receptacle for housing another blade. The first opposable throwing knife and the second opposable throwing knife interlock by simultaneously inserting the first blade into the second receptacle and the second blade into the first receptacle such that the first blade and the second blade are sheathed within opposing knife handles.. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304468

Centerless saw device

The present invention generally pertains to a saw device. More particularly, the present invention relates to a handheld centerless saw. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304467

Razor blade cartridge with canted blades

Provided is a cartridge for a razor for holding one or more razor blades in a canted orientation including a metal piece formed from sheet metal bent along two or more bend lines running parallel to a longitudinal axis of the metal piece to form a curved top portion, a flat center section, and a curved bottom portion. The cartridge further includes slotted openings cut in linear parallel alignment in the longitudinal direction of the center section of the metal piece and having a sharpened edge such that a razor blade having a first and a second sharpened cutting edge is formed between each set of slotted openings, wherein the slotted openings are canted with respect to the longitudinal axis of the metal piece thereby forming a plurality of canted razor blades. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304466

Anti-vibration bar clamping tool

An automated tool and method for spacing a gap between the anti-vibration bars and the flow tubing in the bend region of a tube bundle of a u-tube steam generator, prior to welding, during manufacture. The tool comprises two toggle clamp elements attached to a scissors assembly, which are actuated by a linear drive motor in line with a force gauge, and coupled to a distance measuring device. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304465

Apparatus and a method of shaping an edge of an aerofoil

An apparatus for shaping an edge of an aerofoil comprising a brush and the brush comprises a plurality of bristles extending substantially parallel to each other. A motor rotates the brush about an axis. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304464

Method for manufacturing hollow engine valve

A method for manufacturing a hollow engine valve includes inserting a half-finished hollow shaft section in sequence into die holes which have different hole shapes, and sequentially drawing so as to reduce the outer diameter and the inner diameter of the hollow shaft section and stretch its length in stages. The half-finished product is subjected to heat treatment so that the hardness thereof is lower than or equal to a predetermined level. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304463

Surface ablation process with electrode cooling methods

A bipolar electrode assembly includes a substrate having proximal and distal ends and supports first electrode and second electrodes. The first and second electrodes are disposed in an interwoven configuration across the surface of the substrate from the proximal to distal ends. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304462

Method for winding wire of electrical connector

The present invention relates to a method for winding wires of electrical connector, which includes adopting a unique process to wind wires around a ring body, wherein first and second wire groups each including four different color wires are respectively wound around upper and lower half portions of the ring body and respectively forming first and second input terminal wires and first and second output terminal wires. The first and second input terminal wires are twisted with corresponding ones to thereby achieve reduction of reluctance and better application to high frequency signals.. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304461

Device for crimping electric wire terminal

A terminal crimping device where an electric wire is moved from a wire stripping section to a terminal crimping section, with both ends of the wire held by two wire holding hands of a wire conveying hand, and is subjected to terminal crimping processing by terminal crimping pressing devices. The terminal crimping device has the second wire conveying hand for conveying the wire at the terminal crimping section. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304460

Module manufacturing method

In a method for manufacturing a module, a substrate is placed above a resin bath while a electronic component is directed downward. In addition, a resin thrown into the resin bath is softened until it becomes flowable. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304459

Component mounting apparatus and method for photographing component

There is provided a component mounting apparatus, which includes: a nozzle which sucks a component; a nozzle supporting member, on which the nozzle is installed, which moves in a vertical direction with respect to an upper surface of a substrate on which the component sucked at the nozzle is mounted; an optical system which captures an image of a leading edge portion of the nozzle where the component is sucked in a component mounting operation, from a side direction, such that an optical axis of the optical system is inclined at a predetermined angle with respect to a sucking surface of the nozzle; and an analyzer which analyzes the image of the leading edge portion to determine whether a sucking state of the component sucked by the nozzle is normal or abnormal.. . ...

12/06/12 / #20120304458

Method for manufacturing multilayer printed wiring board

A method for manufacturing a printed wiring board includes preparing a core substrate having first and second surfaces, forming a penetrating hole from the first surface toward the second surface of the substrate, forming first conductor on the first surface of the substrate, forming second conductor on the second surface of the substrate, and filling conductive material in the hole such that through-hole conductor connecting the first and second conductors is formed. The forming of the hole includes forming a first opening portion on the first-surface side of the substrate, a second opening portion from the bottom of the first portion toward the second surface, and a third opening portion from the bottom of the second portion toward the second surface, and the forming of the hole satisfies x2<x3≦x1 where x1, x2 and x3 represent the diameters of the first, second and third portions.. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304457

Mounting apparatus for circuit board

A mounting apparatus includes a bottom panel, a first mounting member, and a second mounting member. The bottom panel includes a top surface and a bottom surface. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304456

Solder ball pattern forming

A ball grid array presentment apparatus and associated method are provided. The apparatus has a stationary guard defining a first passage. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304455

Mass storage device for a computer system and method therefor

A method and mass storage device that combine multiple solid state drives (ssds) to a single volume. The device includes a carrier board and at least two solid state drives having power and data connections to the carrier board. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304454

Process for fabricating a magnetic pole and shields

A process for fabricating a magnetic recording transducer for use in a data storage system comprises providing a substrate, an underlayer and a first nonmagnetic intermediate layer deposited to a first thickness on and in contact with the underlayer, performing a first scanning polishing on a first section of the first intermediate layer to planarize the first section of the first intermediate layer to a second thickness, providing a main pole in the planarized first section of the first intermediate layer, providing a first pattern of photoresist on and in contact with the first section of the first intermediate layer, the pattern comprising an aperture to define a side shield trench, performing a wet etch to remove at least a portion of the first intermediate layer thereby exposing at least one of the plurality of main pole sides, and depositing side shield material in the side shield trench.. . ...

12/06/12 / #20120304453

Method of manufacturing permanent-magnet synchronous motor

In a combination of, for example, a rotor having eight magnetic poles and a stator having twelve slots and pulsating components of permeance, which generate a sinusoidal cogging torque having maxima of the same number as the number of poles of the rotor, pressurizing parts arranged in predetermined positions, applying a force at an outer periphery of the stator and directed inwardly cancels the pulsating components of the cogging torque.. . ...

12/06/12 / #20120304452

Method of making a dual port pressure sensor

A method of forming a dual port pressure sensor includes forming a first opening and a second opening in a flag of a lead frame. An encapsulant is molded to hold the lead frame in which the encapsulant is over a top of the flag and a bottom of the flag is uncovered by the encapsulant. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304451

Method for surface treating a golf club head

A method for surface treating a golf club head, includes: (a) forming a depression unit in the golf club head, the depression unit being indented inwardly from an outer surface of the golf club head, the outer surface being divided into a working area and a non-working area, the depression unit being formed in the working area; (b) filling the depression unit with a shielding material and covering the non-working area with a covering material; and (c) sandblasting the golf club head after step (b) and removing subsequently the shielding material from the depression unit and the covering material from the non-working area so as to form the working area into sandblasted and non-sandblasted regions that differ in gloss intensity.. . ...

12/06/12 / #20120304450

Method for producing a coated extension guide

A method for producing a coated pull-out guide for baking ovens, the pull-out guide including a guide rail and at least one of a middle rail and a running rail displaceably supported by rolling elements on the guide rail. The rolling elements are guided along tracks on one or more of the guide rail, middle rail and running rail. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304449

Component with a passageway made by three-dimensional printing

A component is provided that includes at least one passageway. In another aspect, a component, such as a lamp or a vehicular washer jet, is made of layers of material, a light curable material and/or multiple built-up materials. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304448

Process for producing components having regions of differing ductility

The invention relates to a process for producing sheet steel components having regions of differing ductility, in which either a sheet metal plate composed of a hardenable steel alloy is used to produce a component by deep-drawing and the deep-drawn component is then at least partially austenitized by a heat treatment and subsequently quench hardened in a die or the plate is at least partially austenitized by a heat treatment and shaped in the hot state, and is quench hardened during or after this, with the sheet metal plate having a zinc-based cathodic corrosion protection coating, characterized in that in regions of a desired higher ductility of the component, at least one additional sheet is attached to the plate, situated so that during the heat treatment, the plate is heated to a lesser degree there than in the remaining region.. . ...

12/06/12 / #20120304447

Bend limiting stiffener and related methods

A bend restrictor device includes at least two bend limiter units coupled together and having at least one stiffness ring disposed therebetween.. . ...

12/06/12 / #20120304446

Integrated vehicle part delivery and build system

A device and method for assembling parts, products or machines in a random build order that integrates or combines the delivery of loose components to be assembled on a carriage that itself supports the device being assembled along an assembly line path of travel. The loose parts onboard the carriage that also supports the device being progressively assembled substantially improves the logistics in an assembly plant and efficiency in building the part, product or device, for example a vehicle sheet metal body.. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304445

Blow molded energy absorber and systems and methods of making and using the same

In one embodiment, a vehicle energy absorber system, comprises: blow molded crush lobes that are open on one side, wherein the energy absorber comprises fillets having a fillet radius of less than 20 mm and a thickness of less than or equal to 1.5 mm; a bumper beam adjacent the open side; and a fascia, wherein the energy absorber is located between the fascia and the bumper beam. In one embodiment, a method for making a blow molded energy absorber comprises: introducing a molten plastic to a first mold cavity; introducing gas into the plastic to conform the plastic to the interior of the first mold cavity and form a first preform; and separating the first preform along a centerline thereof to form open, first preform portions having first crush lobes.. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304444

Artificial intervertebral disc

The present invention is directed to the field of prosthetic devices. More particularly, one embodiment of the present invention is directed to an artificial disc that can be used as a replacement for an intervertebral disc (e.g., a human intervertebral lumbar disc, a human intervertebral cervical disc and/or a human intervertebral thoracic disc).. ...

12/06/12 / #20120304443

Near ridged beam to column connector system

A method of manufacturing near-rigid connections between beams and columns or posts for use in pallet racking, shelving, channel and z shaped beam to column or post web connections wherein the connectors may be formed from the beam material itself and which may include tangs, teeth, hooks, tines, rivets or