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12/26/13 / #20130340436

Gas fuel turbine engine for reduced oscillations

. . . . . . A gas fuel turbine engine may include a gaseous pilot fuel supply, a first main fuel supply, and a second main fuel supply. The first main fuel supply may provide gaseous fuel to a first plurality of fuel injectors, and the second main fuel supply may provide gaseous fuel to a second plurality of fuel injectors. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340435

Gas turbine engine aft spool bearing arrangement and hub wall configuration

An example gas turbine engine includes a turbine and first and second spools coaxial with one another. The first spool is arranged within the second spool and extends between forward and aft ends. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340434

Hybrid thermal cycle with independent refrigeration loop

Work is produced from heat in a continuous cycle. A flow of first working fluid is provided to a high pressure boiler to produce a flow of first working fluid vapor. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340433

Transient liquid pressure power generation systems and associated devices and methods

A transient liquid pressure power generation system and associated devices and methods is disclosed. The system can include a liquid source and a transient pressure drive device fluidly coupled to the liquid source to receive liquid from the liquid source. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340432

Liquid metal thermal storage system and method

Embodiments of the invention relate to systems and methods for storing thermal energy from working fluid heated by a high-temperature heat source and retrieving the thermal energy. The heated working fluid is in thermal communication with heat exchanger elements that can efficiently store thermal energy by, for example, phase change in one or more metal alloys.. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340431

Method and apparatus for collecting solar thermal energy

An energy conversion system includes a heat to power conversion unit to convert thermal energy of a high temperature fluid into electricity. A space heating element is connected to a heated fluid storage unit to provide heating. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340430

Systems and methods for a hydraulically actuated engine valve

Various methods and systems are provided for controlling a hydraulically actuated engine valve. In one example, a system includes a hydraulically actuated engine valve and an engine having a first hydraulic system. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340429

Turbocharger control

A turbocharger system comprises: a turbocharger having a rotatable shaft arranged to be driven by exhaust gases from an associated engine and coupled to a turbocharger electrical machine; and a controller configured to switch the turbocharger electrical machine between a first mode in which electrical energy is drawn from the turbocharger electrical machine acting as a generator and a second mode in which energy is provided to the turbocharger electrical machine to act as a motor. The controller may be configured to switch between the first mode and the second mode based upon the power factor for the electrical energy generated by or supplied to at least one of: the turbocharger electrical machine; and an engine electrical machine coupled to the associated engine.. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340428

Variable flow valve for turbochargers

A variable flow valve with position feedback is disclosed. The variable flow valve includes a housing having an inlet port and a discharge port and one or more control ports, and also includes a piston connected to a primary valve to open and close fluid communication between an inlet port and a discharge port of the housing. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340427

Engine including low pressure egr system and internal egr

An engine assembly may include an engine structure, an exhaust system, an intake system, a valvetrain assembly and an exhaust gas recirculation system. The engine structure may define a combustion chamber and intake and exhaust ports in communication with the combustion chamber. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340426

Exhaust-gas turbocharger having a water-cooled turbine housing with an integrated electric wastegate actuator

An exhaust-gas turbocharger includes a turbine housing and a wastegate which is disposed in the turbine housing. The turbine housing is water-cooled. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340425

Turbocharger with flexible installation

One embodiment is an apparatus including a bearing housing mechanically coupled to a compressor housing on a first side and to a turbine housing on a second side. The compressor housing has a compressor outlet and the turbine housing has a fluid outlet. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340424

Control of exhaust flow in an engine including a particulate filter

Methods and systems for controlling operation of exhaust of an engine including a particulate filter are provided. One example method includes generating vacuum during engine operation, and storing the vacuum. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340423

Control apparatus for internal combustion engine

An object of this invention is to accurately control an exhaust air-fuel ratio, even when a wgv (waste gate valve) is operating. An ecu 60 is equipped with a turbine passing path constant at that corresponds to a time required for exhaust gas to flow to an air-fuel ratio sensor 56 via a turbine 36a of a turbosupercharger 36, and a bypass path constant ab that corresponds to a time required for exhaust gas to flow to the air-fuel ratio sensor 56 via a bypass passage 38. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340422

Vehicle-body attachment structure for electric brake actuator

A structure for attaching a motor cylinder device to the body of the vehicle, said vehicle brake system including: an input device via which an operator inputs brake operations; and a motor cylinder device that generates hydraulic brake pressure on the basis of electrical signals based on said brake operations. Said motor cylinder device has: an electric motor that operates on the basis of electrical signals; a driving-force transmission unit that transmits driving force from the electric motor; and a cylinder mechanism that applies pressure to a brake fluid by moving a piston axially by means of the driving force transmitted by the driving-force transmission unit. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340421

Device for transferring a hydraulic working pressure in a pressure fluid for actuating hydraulic units of deep-sea systems

The invention relates to a device for transferring a hydraulic working pressure in a pressure fluid for pressure actuating hydraulic units of deep sea systems, in particular deepwater wells, wherein a first pressure chamber (19) for the pressure fluid, a displaceable piston arrangement (9, 11, 13) for changing the volume of said pressure chamber (19), and at least one second pressure chamber (21) are present in a cylinder arrangement (1), wherein the surrounding pressure of the deep sea can be applied to the second pressure chamber for a displacement of the piston arrangement (9, 11, 13) generating the working pressure in the first pressure chamber (19), characterized in that a pressure accumulator (37) is associated with the cylinder arrangement (1), the displaceable separating element (41) of said pressure accumulator separating a chamber (45) connected to the seawater from an actuating chamber (43), which contains an actuating fluid and is connected to the second pressure chamber (21) in order to apply the deep sea pressure to said second pressure chamber by means of the actuating fluid.. . ...

12/26/13 / #20130340420

Systems and methods for optimizing thermal efficiency of a compressed air energy storage system

Systems, methods and devices for optimizing thermal efficiency within a gas compression system are described herein. In some embodiments, a device can include a first hydraulic cylinder, a second hydraulic cylinder, and a hydraulic actuator. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340419

Air handling system

An air handling system comprising an air guide in the form of a convergent divergent shroud and/or diffuser defining a path along which air can flow, such as to generate one or more regions of reduced pressure and/or increased mass flow rate of air within the guide in response to the passage of air through the guide, and a manifold extending from the guide and having an inlet and an exhaust, the exhaust being in fluid communication with the one or more regions of reduced pressure and/or increased mass flow rate and the inlet being in fluid communication with an interior of an air handling unit such as a condenser or air conditioning unit.. . ...

12/26/13 / #20130340418

Energy storage cylinder and control system for a moving structural member

An energy storage system is disclosed for use in a hydraulic system for moving a structural member such as a boom assembly. The system features at least one work cylinder and an additional energy storage cylinder that assists in raising and lowering functions by storing and withdrawing pressurized fluid from an accumulator. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340417

Exhaust system for an agricultural vehicle

An exhaust system for an agricultural vehicle is provided that includes a mixer configured to receive a spray of diesel exhaust fluid along a longitudinal axis of the mixer and an exhaust flow along a direction cross-wise to the longitudinal axis of the mixer. Additionally, the mixer is configured to mix the diesel exhaust fluid with the exhaust gas. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340416

Particulate matter processing apparatus

Aggregation of particulate matter is facilitated. Provision is made for an electrode that is arranged in an exhaust passage of an internal combustion engine with a voltage to be applied thereto being able to be changed, a detection device that detects an electric current passing through the electrode, a determination device that determines whether a pulse current has been generated in the electric current detected by the detection device, and a control device that reduces the voltage to be applied more than that at this time in cases where a determination has been made by the determination device that a pulse current has been generated.. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340415

Particulate matter processing apparatus (as amended)

An excessively large electric current is suppressed from flowing to an electrode. A particulate matter processing apparatus in which a processing part with an electrode installed therein is arranged in an exhaust passage of an internal combustion engine, wherein particulate matter is caused to aggregate by generating a potential difference between the electrode and the processing part, is provided with a power supply that is connected to the electrode and applies a voltage thereto, a current detection device that detects an electric current which passes through the electrode, an air fuel ratio detection device that detects or estimates an air fuel ratio of an exhaust gas which flows through the exhaust passage, and a voltage control device that makes the voltage applied to the electrode from the power supply smaller in cases where the air fuel ratio detected by the air fuel ratio detection device is a rich air fuel ratio, than in cases where it is a stoichiometric air fuel ratio or a lean air fuel ratio.. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340414

Oxidation catalyst for a lean burn internal combustion engine

An apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a lean-burn internal combustion engine, engine management means and an exhaust system for treating exhaust gas of the engine. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340413

Exhaust system including nox reduction catalyst and egr circuit

An exhaust system for a vehicular lean burn internal combustion engine that emits oxides of nitrogen (nox) and particulate matter (pm) is disclosed. The system comprises a nox reduction catalyst for reducing nox in the presence of a reductant, means for introducing reductant into a flowing exhaust gas and a source of hydrocarbon reductant, a nitrogenous reductant, and/or hydrogen, a filter for removing pm from exhaust gas flowing in the exhaust system and a low pressure exhaust gas recirculation (egr) circuit for connecting the exhaust system downstream of the filter to an air intake of the engine. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340412

Exhaust purifier of an internal combustion engine

An exhaust purifier purifies an exhaust gas of an internal combustion engine used in an exhaust purification system that has an addition unit and a catalyst. The addition unit, disposed in an exhaust pipe of the exhaust purification system, adds an additive agent to the exhaust pipe, and the catalyst, disposed on a downstream side of the addition unit in the exhaust pipe, purifies the exhaust gas with the additive agent added by the addition unit and stored therein. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340411

Apparatus, system, and method for diverting fluid

A pump component is removed from a port of a suction-side fluid cavity of a high-pressure fluid pump. The pump component performs a pump function for the high-pressure fluid pump. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340410

Control apparatus for an internal combustion engine

An embodiment (control apparatus) for an internal combustion engine according to the present invention determines, based on an output value of the downstream air-fuel ratio sensor disposed downstream of a three-way catalyst, determines which air-fuel ratio request, a rich request or a lean request, is occurring. The control apparatus sets a target upstream air-fuel ratio to a target rich air-fuel ratio when the rich request is occurring, and sets the target upstream air-fuel ratio to a target lean air-fuel ratio when the lean request is occurring. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340409

Method for heating a delivery system and motor vehicle having a delivery system

A method for heating a delivery system providing reducing agent to an exhaust gas treatment device of an internal combustion engine having electrical components, includes determining a temperature in the delivery system, determining thermal energy required for error-free operation of the delivery system in a time interval, and introducing the required thermal energy into the delivery system by operating the electrical components within the time interval. The electrical components are activated at a time offset of at least 30 seconds. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340408

Technique to diagnose and control ammonia generation from a twc for passive ammonia scr operation

A method for controlling ammonia generation in an exhaust gas feedstream output from an internal combustion engine equipped with an exhaust aftertreatment system having a first aftertreatment device includes executing an ammonia generation cycle to generate ammonia on the first aftertreatment device. The ammonia generation cycle includes monitoring an air-fuel ratio in the exhaust gas feedstream at a first location in the exhaust aftertreatment system, and monitoring an air-fuel ratio in the exhaust gas feedstream at a second location in the exhaust aftertreatment system. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340407

Clustered, fixed cant, throttleable rocket assembly

A clustered, fixed cant, throttleable rocket assembly is used to propel and a steer a vessel in terrestrial or extraterrestrial applications. The fixed cant of each of at least three individual rockets in the cluster provides the steering input to the overall assembly. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340406

Fan stagger angle for geared gas turbine engine

A gas turbine engine includes a spool, a turbine coupled with the spool, a propulsor coupled to be rotated about an axis by the turbine through the spool and a gear assembly coupled between the propulsor and the spool such that rotation of the spool results in rotation of the propulsor at a different speed than the spool. The propulsor includes a hub and a row of propulsor blades that extends from the hub. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340405

Combined cycle power plant

A combined cycle power plant with a gas and steam turbine system arranged on a single shaft and integrated with a cogeneration plant having a heat consumer such as a district heating system or industrial plant, including one or more steam extractions at an intermediate-pressure steam turbine that are arranged at the upper casing half-shell of the turbine and extraction steam lines that lead the extracted steam to heat exchangers of the cogeneration plant. The steam extraction outlets are arranged either singly at or near the uppermost point of the casing or in pairs to either side of the uppermost point of the casing. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340404

Hot egr driven by turbomachinery

In one embodiment, a system includes a turbine combustor of a turbine system with the turbine combustor at least partially enclosed within a compressor discharge casing. The turbine system also includes an exhaust gas recovery system that includes an exhaust gas recirculation duct. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340403

Erosion and corrosion resistant coatings for exhaust gas recirculation based gas turbines

A compressor blade for use in a compressor section of a gas turbine engine, comprising: a martensitic stainless steel compressor blade and an abrasive coating having an anodic component. The compressor blade has a blade portion, a dovetail portion and a platform portion intermediate the blade portion and the dovetail portion, the blade portion terminating in a tip opposite the dovetail portion. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340402

Snapping unit for heads of harvesting machines

Snapping unit for heads of harvesting machines, including a pair of counter-rotating snapping rolls and a support and motion transmitting unit with which the snapping rolls are associated so as to cooperate with each other when placed into rotation around their longitudinal axis, each snapping roll including a body where a cylindrical rear portion and a frustoconical front portion are defined, the side wall of the body being provided on its outer surface with longitudinal helical grooves defining helical protrusions ending in corresponding helical ridges capable of penetrating the groove defined between the helical ridges of the adjacent roll during rotation of the two snapping rolls, wherein the helical grooves and, correspondingly, the helical protrusions and the respective helical ridges have a pitch at least equal to the total length of the corresponding roll and extend on at least part of the frustoconical portion.. . ...

12/26/13 / #20130340401

Modular electric disc cutterbar and controller

An electric motor-driven rotary disc cutter module for use in a cutterbar in an agricultural harvester. In one embodiment, each rotary disc module includes an electric motor driver for the rotary cutterhead. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340400

Magnetic attachment for box fan filter

An air filter attachment apparatus for temporarily attaching a furnace-type air filter to a face of a box fan with a ferromagnetic box frame. The attachment apparatus comprises a plurality of magnetic flaps secured to respective top and side edges of the air filter, either directly or via a filter-receiving frame. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340399

Filter device having an annular filter element

A filter device includes a lid (6) configured for detachable mounting to a filter housing, an annular filter element (2) mounted to the lid (6), a closure part (13) embodied as a separate component from the filter element and the lid (6) with the closure part (13) detachably secured to at least one of the lid (6) and the filter element (2).. . ...

12/26/13 / #20130340398

Fiber webs including synthetic fibers

Filter media suitable for various applications and related components, systems, and methods associated therewith are described. The filter media may include a fiber web having a mixture comprising non-fibrillated synthetic fibers and fibrillated fibers, such as lyocell. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340397

Paper sheet processing apparatus

According to one embodiment, a paper sheet processing apparatus includes a supply unit, a pick-up mechanism, an inspection device, a stacking device, and a wrapping device configured to wind a band around a stacked paper sheet bundle and wrap the stacked paper sheet bundle. The wrapping device includes a clamp mechanism configured to curve the stacked paper sheet bundle by pressing both side portions of the stacked paper sheet bundle, a band winding device configured to wind a wrapper band around the curved stacked paper sheet bundle, and a heater configured to heat-seal an end of the wrapper band. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340396

Sealing device for a tray sealer

A sealing device for sealing trays, the sealing device having a sealing-tool lower part and a sealing-tool upper part. The sealing-tool lower part includes a tray holder. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340395

System and software of enhanced pharmaceutical operations in long-term care facilities and related methods

A system, software and related methods of enhanced pharmaceutical operations in long term care facilities are provided. An embodiment of a system includes a long-term care facility pharmacy group management server, long-term care facility pharmacy management software associated with the long-term care facility pharmacy group management server to manage pharmacological operations in a plurality of long-term care facilities, a plurality of pharmaceutical storage and electronic dispensing carts each positioned in a long-term care facility remote from the long-term care facility pharmacy group management server and in communication therewith, a remote pharmacy group server in communication with the long-term care facility pharmacy group management server, and a plurality of pharmaceutical prescription document processors each positioned in a long-term care facility and in communication with the remote pharmacy group server or the long-term care facility pharmacy group management server.. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340394

Sterilization wraps and methods for sterilizing articles

There is provided an improved sterilization wrap and a method for using the improved sterilization wrap to sterilize an article. The wrap is made of at least one sheet, and preferably two sheets, of sterilization material and in some embodiments, includes an additional sheet which may be made of an absorbent material. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340393

Apparatus and method to fully automatically open crates for agricultural products

Method and apparatus for opening pairs of opposed reclined walls of a plurality of crates, comprises carrying a first stack to a first working station, raising opposed walls of the upper crate by rotation with respect to the bottom plane, raising the other two front walls by rotation, blocking at least one of the side walls to an adjacent side wall, horizontally transferring the open crate into a position where it is lowered onto an adjacent second stack opened crates.. . ...

12/26/13 / #20130340392

Supply group of a packing band from reels, with an automatic change of the reel, for object-packing machines

A supply group of a packing band from reels, with an automatic change of the reel for an object-packing machine, includes a supply conveyor along which the packing band runs, a device for transversally cutting the band located at a start of the supply conveyor, a device for supporting one reel of the band of slim packing material and a device for supporting a second reel of band of slim packing material. The group includes a first entry conveyor of the first band from the first reel to the supply conveyor, a second entrance conveyor of the second band from the second reel to the supply conveyor, a device for advancing for introducing or extracting the front end of the first band to or from the supply conveyor, and a device for advancing for introducing or extracting a front end of the second band into or from the supply conveyor.. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340391

Automated solid pharmaceutical product packaging machine

A fully automated pharmaceutical product packaging machine is capable of selectively depositing one or more different solid pharmaceutical products into an individual cavity for each of a plurality of individual patient product package cavities. The system employs a plurality of solid pharmaceutical product dispensing canisters which are capable of selectively dispensing a pre-designated number of solid pharmaceutical products. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340390

Methods and apparatus for automated filling of packagings with medications

Methods for filling packagings with at least one medication includes receiving filling instructions for an order and operating an automated packaging station to fill a plurality of packagings making up an order. Operating the automated packaging station includes positioning a plurality of cassettes containing the medications needed for the order onto a feeder base at a single filling location, and moving each of the plurality of packagings to the filling location. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340389

Storage bag having an identification feature

A storage bag includes an upper layer and a lower layer. The lower layer is bonded to the upper layer. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340388

Bags partially filled with stimuli-responsive highly absorbent superabsorbent polymers for water management and replacement of dams and canals

Stimuli-responsive highly absorbent superabsorbent polymers (saps) are used to harness water to augment water supply and solve water crisis rain water, dew or sea water is harnessed in fabric-based sachets or bags partially filled with the polymers. The hydrated polymers are used to store water in warehouses for an extended period of time and the invention may obviate the need to construct controversial huge dams and canals or drill wells. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340387

Capsule holder for preparing a beverage

The capsule holder intended to be used with a capsule for preparing a beverage, for example coffee, comprises at least one receptacle for containing a capsule, said capsule holder being moved in relation to the capsule in order to move it into said receptacle by way of actuator means, said actuator means comprising weakening means that are able to limit the forces to which said actuator means can be subjected.. . ...

12/26/13 / #20130340386

Wrapping device

The invention relates to a wrapping device for enveloping or packing in particular agricultural crop bales, including a wrapping floor for receiving and rotating the pressed crop bale and a guide frame for at least one wrapping material carrier for wrapping the bale on the wrapping floor with wrapping material in the form of webs, wherein the guide frame is height adjustable, in order to set the center of the wrapping material approximately at the location of the center of the crop bale to be wrapped. In order to be able to adapt wrapping devices having a guide frame to bales of different bale diameters, the guide frame should be pivotable about a horizontal axle which is situated parallel to the axis of rotation of the crop bale.. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340385

Modular structural composite beam

A modular fibre reinforced plastic flange for a structural composite beam which comprises a body formed of a plurality of elongate elements arranged in an array, wherein the dimensions of the body are substantially determined by the number and arrangement of the elongate elements in the array, and a skin member at least partially surrounding the array. Also, a structural composite beam comprising the modular fibre reinforced plastic flange and a shear web connected to the skin member of the modular flange. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340384

Modular structural composite beam

A modular fibre reinforced plastic flange for a structural composite beam which comprises a body formed of a plurality of elongate elements arranged in an array, wherein the dimensions of the body are substantially determined by the number and arrangement of the elongate elements in the array, and a skin member at least partially surrounding the array. Also, a structural composite beam comprising the modular fibre reinforced plastic flange and a shear web connected to the skin member of the modular flange. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340383

Deformable energy-absorbing utility pole

The present invention relates to an energy-absorbing deformable utility pole that comprises a hollow pole, and an insert placed within the pole. The insert is positioned in an area of the pole that is most affected by an impacting vehicle and the length of the insert is such that it substantially includes the affected area of the pole. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340382

Weldless building structures

A building structure including a first building member and a second building member may be connected by a plurality of fasteners, each fastener having a head, a threaded portion having a through hardness of between hrb 70 and hrc 40, a thread-forming portion of at least hrc 50 hardness enabling the fastener to form threads in at least the second steel building member, and a fluted lead portion of at least hrc 50 hardness with a nominal diameter between 70 and 95% of major diameter, such that the fastener is capable of providing a ratio of strip torque to thread-forming torque of at least 3.0 and a ratio of strip torque to drive torque greater than 6.0 when the second steel building member having a thickness of 0.25 inch and the fluted lead portion having at least one diameter within nominal diameter between 80 and 98% of major diameter.. . ...

12/26/13 / #20130340381

Anchor for solar module

An anchor for mounting one or more solar modules to a roof is disclosed. The anchor can comprise a clamp body comprising a central surface and a first arm extending from the central surface. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340380

Anchor for solar module

An anchor for mounting one or more solar modules to a roof is disclosed. The anchor can comprise a clamp body comprising a central surface and a first arm extending from the central surface. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340379

Anchor for solar module

An anchor for mounting one or more solar modules to a roof is disclosed. The anchor can comprise a clamp body comprising a central surface and a first arm extending from the central surface. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340378

Anchor with angular adjustment

A wall anchor for use in an insulated cavity wall has an elongated body extending from a driven end to a driving end. The driven end is adapted to be mounted on an inner wythe of a cavity wall structure. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340377

Hidden decking fastener

A hidden fastener for use in assembling a decking structure by attaching a series of grooved deck planks to underlying joists is disclosed. The fastener is configured with a horizontal body between a leading arm and trailing leg. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340376

Shock-absorbing coupling for floating structures

The coupling includes first gripping members which are connected, facing on one and the same level on corresponding mounting bodies, to respective structures, and second gripping members mounted so as to slide vertically on the first gripping members in order to secure pneumatic covers in two diametrically opposed regions thereof with the collaboration of threaded rods. The gripping members and provide retention walls that extend towards the mounting bodies by means of horizontal retention flanges. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340375

Multi-piece hanger for a post-to-beam connection

A post member includes a side surface, and a beam member includes a side surface and an underside edge surface. The beam member is attached to the post member using a multi-piece hanger including a first l-shaped bracket with a first mounting flange attached to the side surface of the post member, and a second l-shaped bracket with a second mounting flange attached to the side surface of the beam member. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340374

Pergola structure

A pergola structure (10), comprising: at least one horizontal rafter (28), comprising a plurality of tilted notches (22) at the top (32) thereof; and a plurality of parallel horizontal purlins (34), each inserted into the tilted notches (22) from above, thereby each of the purlins (34) is disposed at two sides (12a, 12b) of the rafter (28), providing a firm roof, while allowing flow of air and light therethrough.. . ...

12/26/13 / #20130340373

Low weight, compactly deployable support structure

Deployable support structures include a six-bar linkage structure as a lateral facet of a truncated pyramid. The six-bar linkage structure comprises six articulated struts, each coupled to two others by a revolute joint to form a closed loop. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340372

Wall block, corner, and wall body

The present invention provides a wall block. The wall block (1) comprises a first wall (11), a second wall (12), a third wall (13) and a rib (14), wherein the first wall (11) is in parallel with the second wall (12), the third wall (13) is securely connected between the two walls, at the two respective ends of the two walls; the rib (14) is connected fixedly between the first wall (11) and the second wall (12), and forms a hollow portion (17) with the third wall (13). ...

12/26/13 / #20130340371

Winged anchor and spiked spacer for veneer wall tie connection system and method

An anchor includes a barrel having a bore extending therethrough. First and second wings extend laterally from the barrel. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340370

Pressure resisting barrier walls

A pressure resisting barrier wall resistant to accidental explosions and fires or hydrostatic pressure comprising a corrugated wall member (100) having a series of side by side corrugation which viewed in transverse section each comprise spaced first and second base portions (102, 102′) by a polygonal arch having at least three sides (106, 106′, 108, 108′) within said archacurved or polygonal arch reinforcement wall (124, 124′, 124″, 125) springing from side portions of said polygonal arch.. . ...

12/26/13 / #20130340369

Wall insulation system with blocks having angled sides

Wall systems and methods for making such wall systems are disclosed herein. According to one embodiment, a wall system comprises a plurality of vertically displaced horizontal support members, and a wall panel having at least one inwardly-extending ridge. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340368

Use of polyolefin membranes being coated by non-reactive hotmelt adhesives for sealing

The invention relates to a process for sealing an above-ground or underground construction. In particular it involves the use of non-reactive hot melt adhesives and flexible polyolefin films. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340367

Tiled transition bracketing

The present disclosure includes various brackets and systems for forming tiled transitions between surfaces. One bracket embodiment for forming a tiled transition between a first surface and a second surface forming an inside corner includes a first base portion securable to the first surface, a second base portion securable to the second surface, a receiving slot angled with respect to the first and second surfaces for receiving a tile strip to form the tiled transition, and a channel for receiving a filler material adjacent to the receiving slot.. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340366

Ratcheting take-up device

A ratcheting take-up device that compensates for imperfect alignment in a tie rod continuity system in the frame of a building wall. The upper ends of the tie rods are tightly clamped within the take-up device by domed segments inserted in a bowl-shaped housing. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340365

Tetrahedral tube reinforcement of concrete

A weight reduced and strength enhanced concrete structure in which at least one tubular reinforcing core is embedded in a solid concrete matrix. Each core is a chain of integrally interconnected hollow tetrahedra. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340364

Floor panel with integrated cable channel

A floor panel for a floor of a passenger cabin of a mobile platform is provided, which comprises a base body with an integrated cable channel and a cover element covering the cable channel. The base body is realized in the form of a sandwich component including two honeycomb structures, between which the cable channel is arranged. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340363

Hidden rail type window and door system

That is, the present invention is to provide a window/door system having a hidden rail structure, wherein the rail structure is detachably installed at a substructure positioned where a window/door frame is to be installed, thereby making it very easy to replace and to maintain/repair the rail. Since the window/door system having a hidden rail structure according to the present invention also hides the rail so as not to be visible to the outside when a window/door is opened/closed by a sliding motion and the top of the hidden rail structure is processed so as to be flat, it not only provides a neat appearance but also makes it easy to clean. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340362

Unit skylight system

An improved skylight system comprises a unitary light transmitting skylight lens having a main lens body, an outwardly projecting horizontal support flange, a surrounding downwardly and outwardly extending skirt panel, and a horizontal lower attachment lip extending from the skirt panel. The attachment lip is held in a channel formed by an upper hold-down flange and a cooperating lower flange of a mounting frame. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340361

Data centre

A data centre (100) includes at least one rack room (in for example module 140) having a floor and a plurality of rack storage areas on the floor, each rack storage area being arranged to accommodate a plurality of racks (143) in which a plurality of rack-mountable electronic components may be housed, one or more controllable air circulation systems (in for example module 122), one or more cold aisles (144) in the rack room, each cold aisle being adjacent to a rack storage area, and one or more hot aisles (145) in the rack room, each hot aisle being adjacent to a rack storage area. There may be a large air duct, in the form of a personnel corridor (123), for transporting, under the control of the one or more air circulation systems, cooling air, above the floor, to the one or more cold aisles. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340360

Self-centering damper

A self-centering damper has an elongated damping body and at least one returning device. The elongated damping body has at least one elongated-sheet shape first wing plate and a supporting element connected to and extending from the first wing plate. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340359

System and method for structural restraint against seismic and storm damage

A system for structural restraint of structures against seismic and storm damage comprises a plurality of structural framing components; a plurality of structural sheathing components; a plurality of structural fasteners; one or more structural foundations; and a structural bonding agent applied to the interior and exterior to prevent failure of structural fasteners.. . ...

12/26/13 / #20130340358

Leveler for solar module array

A leveler for a solar module can include a base, a rotatable adjuster, and a follower. The rotatable adjuster can be mounted to the base with a swaging process, or other techniques. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340357

Method and apparatus for attaching temporary lifting members to an existing lifting anchor

A hoisting assembly for precast concrete structures is provided. A shackle is joined to an embedded anchor member by a pin or bolt, and the shackle is provided with load bearing members to accommodate various loads in a manner that reduces risk of damage to concrete and provides for a more efficient anchor.. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340356

Brace support mast assembly for a transportable rig

A mast assembly for a transportable rig which accommodates the height of wellhead equipment such as bop and/or valve stacks and permits orientation of a top drive rotor in the mast directly over the wellhead as the top drive moves up and down in the mast. In one embodiment, the mast contains a base portion that supports a moveable portion of the mast assembly. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340355

Mast and guy wire systems for use with long lateral completion systems and method

A completion system and method adapted for use in wells having long lateral boreholes includes a mast assembly, a pipe handling mechanism, a pipe arm, a pipe tub, a pump/pit combination skid, a rig carrier, and a control system. The mast assembly can extend in a generally vertical direction, e.g., perpendicular to the rig carrier and/or the earth's surface, such that the rig can be placed directly adjacent to a wellbore, and the top drive or a similar drive system can be engaged with and move along the mast while remaining above the wellbore.. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340354

Decorative wall inset

A decorative weather-tight inset to position against a wall for providing aesthetics, covering holes or irregular surfaces, and creating storage space. The inset includes a flange around the perimeter to elevate the inset above the wall. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340353

Safety hatch system and egress method

In one embodiment, an electronically controlled hatch system for safe ingress, egress, hazard detection, and methods thereof are provided to reduce or eliminate hazards to personnel, including protection of people above and below a scuttle hatch, access port, skylight or elevated deck. Said hatch system reduces the risk of falls while ascending or descending a ladder through an access port. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340352

Methods and systems for removing diamond-diamond bonding catalysts from polycrystalline diamond

Methods for removing, or leaching, cobalt or other diamond-diamond bonding catalysts from polycrystalline diamond compacts (pdcs) or other structures formed from polycrystalline diamond include leaching under conditions that simulate use of pdcs in a hot hole drilling environment. A leaching agent may be formulated, when used under appropriate conditions, to remove or substantially remove cobalt or another catalyst from polycrystalline diamond without dissolving, degrading or otherwise attacking a substrate that supports or carries the polycrystalline diamond. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340351

Method for manufacturing polishing pad

A method for manufacturing a polishing pad, which may be laminated, with a small number of manufacturing steps, high productivity and no peeling between a polishing layer and a cushion layer includes preparing a cell-dispersed urethane composition by a mechanical foaming method; continuously discharging the cell-dispersed urethane composition onto a face material, while feeding the face material; laminating another face material on the cell-dispersed urethane composition; curing the cell-dispersed urethane composition, while controlling its thickness to be uniform, so that a polishing layer including a polyurethane foam is formed; cutting the polishing layer parallel to the face into two pieces so that two long polishing layers each including the polishing layer and the face material are simultaneously formed; and cutting the long polishing layers to produce the polishing pad.. . ...

12/26/13 / #20130340350

Security door system

A revolving security door includes a drum defining a secure zone between door openings controlled by a revolving door disposed within the drum and wherein light curtain sensors and active infrared sensors may detect an intruder moving from a non-secure side of the doorway to the secure side and detect objects left behind in a secure zone. Methods of operation prevent persons or objects from passing from the non-secure side to the secure side of the doorway.. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340349

Static air dam

The static air dam includes at least one mounting feature, which is preferably at least one hole or slot to allow a fastener, such as a screw, bolt, rivet, weld, or other similar attachment devices, to secure the air dam to a wall of a jamb channel. Air passage through the jamb channel is prohibited or at least substantially inhibited by the static air dam that is designed to approximate the size and dimensions of the cross section of the jamb channel. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340348

Glass run and method of assembling door glass on glass run

A glass run includes a forked outer lip, wherein: one interval between a base root and an intermediate part of the inner lip is swelled and curved toward an inner-cabin side wall side and another interval between the intermediate part and a top end is swelled and curved toward an outer-cabin side wall side; a displacement point is on the connecting wall side compared with a top end of the outer-attaching lip of the outer lip; and the door glass abuts the inner lip and slidably moves toward the top end side and an outer-cabin side surface of the door glass abuts the outer-attaching lip and the inner-attaching lip while an inner-cabin side surface of the door glass abuts the inner lip.. . ...

12/26/13 / #20130340347

Vehicle window assembly with lift plate

A window assembly for a vehicle includes a glass assembly, a lift plate, and an actuator mechanism coupled with the glass assembly by the lift plate. The glass assembly has an aperture formed therethrough, and the actuator mechanism moves the glass assembly by applying a load at the aperture. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340346

Opening/closing apparatus with lock

Provided is an opening/closing apparatus with a lock capable of performing the opening/closing and closed lock of a sliding door by a single actuator and arbitrarily setting the timing of a lock operation. In the opening/closing apparatus with a lock, an electric motor is driven and the drive force of the electric motor is input to the sun gear of a planetary gear mechanism and output from the internal gear or the carrier. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340345

Tilt-up door

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

12/26/13 / #20130340344

Caution and warning barrier system for danger of electrical arcing

A caution and barrier system for danger of electrical arcing is disclosed. The caution and barrier system includes at least two elongate arms that attach to respective sides of a piece of equipment. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340343

Door closer system

A door closer system is provided that includes a motor, a spring, a reduction gear set, and a rack and a pinion mechanism. The spring and pinion may be coupled to the rack, and the pinion may be selectively coupled to the gear set. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340342

Apparatus for moving a furniture part which is held in a movable manner, and furniture

An apparatus for moving a furniture part in a movable manner on a furniture body, having a drive unit, a control unit, and a sensor device which interacts with the control unit, wherein the movable furniture part can be moved in an opening direction and a closing direction in a driven manner relative to the furniture body. The drive unit is coupled to the movable furniture part and drives the movable furniture part in a drive mode of the drive unit. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340341

Open-close member control apparatus and method for controlling open-close member

An open-close member control apparatus is to prevent a foreign matter from being trapped to a window glass serving as an open-close member that is driven to open by manipulation of a manipulation switch. When a trapping detection section determines that the foreign matter is trapped to the window glass, power supply to a driving device is stopped to stop opening of the window glass. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340340

Water blocking board apparatus

Provided is a water blocking board apparatus which can improve reliability of the operation of a water blocking board, the apparatus having: a water blocking board configured to ascend from a road surface to block water; a water blocking board accommodating pit formed under the road surface so as to accommodate the board; a water collecting pit configured to let water to flow thereinto upon flooding; a water collecting bucket which accumulates water having flown into the water collecting pit and is configured to descend in the water collecting pit by the weight of the accumulated water; and a transmission mechanism which connects the board and the bucket and converts a descending force of the bucket into an ascending force of the board, at least one of the mechanism and the bucket being provided with a device for inhibiting inclination of the bucket.. . ...

12/26/13 / #20130340339

Gasifying apparatus with variable gasifier and used as both power generator and combustion boiler, and method of driving the same

A gasifying apparatus including a variable gasifier and used as both a power generator and a combustion boiler and a method of driving the same are disclosed. A combustion boiler and a generator engine, driven with synthesis gas, are associated with a single gasifier, and the gasifying apparatus produces synthesis gas proper to a technical field of the gasifier by selectively applying an upflow gasifier and a downflow gasifier according to the technical field of the gasifier.. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340338

Hydroponic device for liquid supply

The present invention is to provide a hydroponic device for liquid supply, which includes a plate, a bottle and a pump. The plate has an open space for filing liquid therein, and a diversion panel is mounted in the open space to separate a first flume, a second flume and a connection set. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340337

Plant develop rack

A plant develop rack includes a base, plural soil packages, a water supply device, and a water collecting tank. Plural rack units are disposed on the base and are arranged vertically. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340336

Method of accelerating the growth and development of trees and shrubs via enhanced root development

A method and container for developing seedlings includes germinating the seeds and air pruning the seedlings to a depth of about 3 inches.. . ...

12/26/13 / #20130340335

Universal luminous flower pot base

A universal luminous flower pot base is disclosed, which comprises a base body, a luminous component and a power supply, wherein a flower pot tray and a luminous component mounting groove are arranged on the base body, the luminous component is mounted in the luminous component mounting groove of the base body, and the power supply is mounted on the base body and electrically connected with the luminous component. The flower pot base not only can obtain the positive effect of a luminous flower pot, but is also convenient for replacement and maintenance owing to strong universality, thus the flower pot base is applicable for wide use.. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340334

Plant growing device

A plant growing device includes an envelope made of a vacuum formed film and having substantially planar first and second walls interconnected by a surrounding wall. A plant growing medium is enclosed by the envelope. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340333

Product intended to be added to crop irrigation water

The present invention relates to a product intended to be added to crop or plantation irrigation water, comprising a composition containing one or more water-soluble polymers and an effervescent system, wherein the composition is in the form of a powder, and in particular a powder of individualized particles, said composition being confined in a water-soluble film.. . ...

12/26/13 / #20130340332

Decorative yard ornaments as planters for flower beds and the yard

An ornamental planter device that is used for decorating lawns and gardens. In various embodiments, it includes a colorful flower, bird and insect, each fastened on the end of a stake. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340331

Bag constructed of weed suppression material for packaging ground cover material

A bag constructed of a weed suppression material for packaging a ground cover material. When the bag is in a closed configuration, the bag serves as a container for shipping, handling, and storage of the ground cover material. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340330

Collapsible shade for lawn cultivation

A collapsible shade for lawn cultivation is mesh fabric sheet that is supported above an area of grass or other vegetation by a plurality of stakes. The mesh fabric sheet is made of a meshed, knitted or woven material that reduces penetration across the mesh fabric sheet by sunlight and moisture, providing a moist, cool environment for the vegetation below. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340329

Harvesting device, grow space, grow system and method

The present invention relates to a harvesting device for facilitating harvesting of crops growing on a substrate or soil, the device comprising:—a harvesting conveyer comprising crop receiving members suitable for simple manual placing of the crops therein, wherein the conveyor is adapted to discharge the crops from a location within reach of the harvesting location,—transport means for transporting the harvesting conveyer relative to the substrate or the soil, wherein—the harvesting device is suitable for simultaneously harvesting from at least two seed-beds.. . ...

12/26/13 / #20130340328

Method of separating and de-watering fine particles

A process for cleaning and dewatering hydrophobic particulate materials is presented. The process is performed in two steps: 1) agglomeration of the hydrophobic particles in a first hydrophobic liquid/aqueous mixture; followed by 2) dispersion of the agglomerates in a second hydrophobic liquid to release the water trapped within the agglomerates along with the entrained hydrophilic particles.. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340327

Process for preparing unsaturated compounds

Aspects of the present invention relate to processes for preparing compositions comprising unsaturated compounds, wherein (a) one or more unsaturated monocarboxylic acids having 10-24 carbon atoms or esters of these monocarboxylic acids and (b) one or more unsaturated dicarboxylic acids having 4 to 20 carbon atoms or esters thereof are subjected to a tandem isomerization/metathesis reaction in the presence of a palladium catalyst and of a ruthenium catalyst, with the proviso that the palladium catalysts used are compounds which contain at least one structural element pd—p(r1r2r3) where the r1-r3 radicals each independently have 2-10 carbon atoms, each of which may be aliphatic, alicyclic, aromatic or heterocyclic, with the proviso at least one of the r1-r3 radicals contains a beta-hydrogen, the palladium catalyst being used as such or generated in situ, with the proviso the process is performed in the absence of substances having a pka of 3 or less.. . ...

12/26/13 / #20130340326

Gemini surfactants, process of manufacture and use as multifunctional corrosion inhibitors

Gemini surfactants of bis-n-alkyl polyether, bis-n-alkenyl polyether, bis-n-cycloalkyl polyether, bis-n-aryl polyether bis-beta or alpha-amino acids or their salts, are produced for use as multifunctional corrosion inhibitors, which protect and prevent corrosion of ferrous metals exposed to acidic, basic and neutral liquids when transporting or storing crude oil and liquid fuels. The surfactants are also used to inhibit corrosion of equipment and pipes used in cooling systems in petroleum and petrochemical equipment. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340325

Charged block co-polymers as pour point depressants

Fouling components within a fluid may be prevented from accumulating when an additive contacts the fluid, e.g. By coating the wellbore with the additive prior to the production of the fluid or adding the additive directly to a produced fluid, etc. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340324

Fuel system

A fuel system (10) comprising a fluid blender (14) in fluid communication with a source of a first fuel composition and a source of a second fuel composition via at least one inlet (32, 34). The blender (14) is operable to receive at least the first fuel composition and/or second fuel composition via the at least one inlet (32, 34), and output a resultant fuel composition comprising the received fuel compositions via at least one outlet (36). ...

12/26/13 / #20130340323

Novel fuel compositions and methods for making same

This invention relates to low sulfur marine/bunker fuel compositions and methods of making same. Contrary to conventional marine/bunker fuel compositions/methods, the inventive lower sulfur compositions/methods focus on use of mostly uncracked components, such as (cat feed) hydrotreated gasoils, and/or can also have reduced contents of residual components.. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340322

Enhanced methods of synthetic chemical and fuel production through integrated processing and emission recovery

The process described in this embodiment relates to the field of synthetic fuel and synthetic chemical production through co-processing methods such as pyrolysis, combustion, gasification, distillation, catalytic synthesis, methanol synthesis, hydro-treatment, and hydrogenation, cavitation, bioreaction, and water treatment. The inventions described herein relates to synthetic hydrocarbons derived from various carbonaceous materials such as biomass, solid municipal waste and coal which can be converted into typical industrial products and various unique synthetic fuels. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340321

Insect bait station

Flexible insect bait stations and methods for manufacturing the same are provided. In accordance with an exemplary embodiment, an insect bait station is in the form of an elongated strip comprising a container defining a chamber for holding insect bait, the container comprising a base having a bottom wall, and peripheral side walls, wherein the base is constructed of a flexible material providing for mounting the bait station on irregular surfaces.. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340320

Method amd device for attracting and baiting termites

A kit of termite detector units may be used by a homeowner or a business owner in a commercial environment to form an effective protective barrier or boundary around the property with the “x”s illustrating typical placement positions detector units. The units are placed in locations where termites might be anticipated and typically the units can be placed at two to five meter spacings, although in some cases they may be spaced even further apart. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340319

Method and apparatus for capturing and time-sorting insects

A method and apparatus for capturing and time-sorting insects is provided. The apparatus comprises a receiving unit configured to serve as an entrance for the one or more insects; and facilitate trapping of the one or more insects. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340318

Fish basket cover and assembly

The present invention provides a lid or cover which is dimensioned to fit properly over the open end of the fish basket, accommodating the integral handles. The lid or cover also provides means for stacking baskets one atop the other and provides supplemental drainage from one basket into the other. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340317

Tackle box with rod holder

A tackle box with a rod holder for use during fishing activities is provided herein. The rod holder is detachably attached to the tackle box. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340316

Float line having a clutched braking capability

Integrated float line assemblies having braking capability and methods for forming same are disclosed. The integrated float line assembly includes a braided portion slidably captured between the two ends of a float line, wherein the float line can slide along an interior hollow of the braided portion and be selectively braked by engaging the braided portion. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340315

Deer rubbing post

A rubbing post attracts deer, which like to rub on the rubbing post. The rubbing post includes a support portion and an upper portion. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340314

Methods of manufacturing firearms and firearms components comprising bonded multi-metallic materials

Methods for manufacturing firearms and firearm components from bonded multi-metallic base materials comprising at least two dissimilar metallic materials having different properties, such as weight, density, wear resistance, durability, hardness, and the like, bonded to one another are provided. The bonded multi-metallic materials may be explosively bonded multi-metallic materials. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340313

Firearm sound suppressor

The present invention is for a firearm sound suppressor which is attached to the barrel of a firearm to reduce the noise and flash generated by the firearm. The firearm sound suppressor improves the dissipation of heat and provides a breach head on the end thereof for use as a ramming and breaching instrument.. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340312

Adjustable pistol grip for firearms

An adjustable pistol grip for improving the accuracy of detachable pistol grip firearms, including rifles, improves the ergonomics for the trigger and pistol grip. The pistol grip is user-adjustable and useable for a larger range of hand sizes. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340311

Tactical apparatus and method for mounting a multi-cartridge firing electric discharge weapon

Embodiments include an apparatus having a frame, at least one handle, a control housing, and a mounting plate wherein a plurality of firing cartridges from a multi-cartridge electric discharge weapon may mounted on the mounting plate, permitting an available multi-cartridge electric discharge weapon to be converted from a fixed or vehicle mounted position to a hand-carried position where it may be carried, aimed, and fired as a conventional weapon. Certain embodiments disclose a rail system permitting handles and accessories to be mounted thereupon and used in conjunction with the mounted electric discharge weapon. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340310

Firearm safety device and method of using same

A method for disabling a firing chamber of a firearm which comprises the steps of inserting a first end of an elongate body into a firing chamber through a port of a firing chamber, wherein the elongate body comprises a smooth continuous external surface extending radially about a length of the elongate body from the first end toward a second end of the elongate body. Also, positioning the first end of the elongate body in alignment with a barrel of the firearm bending the elongate body and positioning the second end of the elongate body and a grasping member connected to the elongate body outside of the port. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340309

Firing mechanism for a firearm

A firing mechanism for a firearm is provided for reducing maximum trigger pull weight attributable to a sear and for reducing trigger pre-travel and over-travel distances. By this, the likelihood of sear flutter phenomena is greatly reduced while also decreasing or maintaining maximum trigger pull weight. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340308

Adhesive interlocking mounting track

An adhesive interlocking mounting track for removably securing a sheet of semi-rigid or rigid material to a building structure. The mounting track is comprised of a base member and a locking member that snap together. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340307

Plurality of sport team tiles

The present invention is a plurality of sport team tiles. The sport team tiles include a college sports team tile, a professional football franchise team tile and a professional basketball franchise team tile. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340306

Method and apparatus for wrapping train with advertisement including electroluminescent lighting

An example includes printing a graphic on a vinyl billboard sign and defining a translucent portion of the vinyl billboard sign, disposing adhesive on one of the vinyl billboard sign and a target surface, overlaying the translucent portion of the vinyl billboard sign with at least one planar electroluminescent lamp unit, overlaying the electroluminescent lamp unit with the target surface; attaching a power bus to the at least one planar electroluminescent lamp, connecting the lamp unit to a source of power, wherein the source of power comprises a power source, and the power bus includes a plurality of individual power lines to carry power to the at least one lamp unit and switching the power source to control illumination of the at least one planar electroluminescent lamp unit to shine through the vinyl billboard sign.. . ...

12/26/13 / #20130340305

Tracking and monitoring of animals with combined wireless technology and geofencing

A networked cattle tracking system may track cattle using a base station, smart tags for cattle, and a mobile device. Tags are placed on each animal within a group of cattle. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340304

Self-contained bistable information display with mechanical activation

A self-powered, self-contained, signage device includes a bistable display with its state-change power received from an actuator handle or pushbutton attached to a mechanically activated generator integral to the display. The device may be integrated into actuating members for various equipment types thereby providing a highly visible status indication of equipment operations.. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340303

Carpet board assembly

A portable assembly for shop-at-home services includes a rigid substrate with a plurality of flooring samples of the same style removably arranged on the rigid substrate. The rigid substrate includes an upper left corner and a lower right corner. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340302

Apparatus for securing photographs within a display board

A display board formed from a single mat, having tabs formed by placing cuts within the mat; the tabs serving to hold display items such as photographs. The display items loaded from the front of the display board, allowing the user to view the placement and location of the display items as they are being organized.. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340301

Ironing board comprising one leg composed of two parts connected to one another by a joint

Ironing board consisting of a top supported by at least one leg with two sections connected to one another by hinge; said hinge allows lower segment of leg to pivot between an unfolded position, in which said lower segment forms an extension of upper segment of leg, and a folded position, in which lower segment is folded in the direction of upper segment, wherein said hinge contains a mechanism to lock the lower segment in an unfolded position and at least one unlocking button to deactivate the locking mechanism to allow lower segment to rotate into the folded position.. . ...

12/26/13 / #20130340300

Latch for use in a latch system of an excavating machine bucket

A rolled latch for excavator buckets that increases duration and facilitates maintenance work since it is changed instead of requiring weld fill, and includes three primary parts: a nucleus, a top lid and a bottom lid. The parts are manufactured of rolled steel. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340299

Dynamic dampening of wire rope

A machine includes a base, a main housing that is freely rotatable and supported on the base. The main housing includes a generally horizontal surface. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340298

Dredging head apparatus

In embodiments of the invention, a wheeled dredging head is configured to operate in a stand-alone condition, with the addition of a water jet assembly, and/or with the addition of an adapter at an intake of the dredging head. In one embodiment, the adapter is configured to vacuum the floor of a body of water. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340297

System and method to excavate using vacuum excavator

A system and method to excavate using a vacuum hose is disclosed. The system includes a suction wand handle, where a first end of the suction wand handle is adapted to be secured to a suction hose and a first and second grip project from opposing sides of the suction wand handle are adapted for a user to grasp. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340296

Article of footwear with flexible reinforcing plate

A sole structure for an article of footwear is disclosed. The sole structure includes a reinforcing plate. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340295

Sole structure for article of footwear

A sole structure for an article of footwear includes an outer fabric layer and an inner chassis that is more rigid than the fabric layer. The fabric layer includes a plurality of fabric protrusions and the inner chassis includes a plurality of chassis protrusions that correspond to the fabric protrusions. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340294

Versatile legwear

Legwear having a panel 40 that includes a top edge 44, a bottom edge 46 and side edges 48 and 50 that are located between the top edge and the bottom edge. The side edges 48 and 50 have a curvature such that the side edges are furthest apart adjacent the top edge and the bottom edge and are spaced closest together between the midpoints of the side edges, said curvature aiding in securely maintaining the legwear on the user. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340293

Shock-absorbing walk-aiding shoe

A shock-absorbing walk-aiding shoe includes a shoe main body, at least one elastic extensible belt and at least one connection member fixedly disposed on the elastic extensible belt. By means of the connection member fixedly disposed on the elastic extensible belt, the elastic extensible belt is fastened between an upper face of the shoe main body and a heel. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340292

Cycling shoe

A cycling shoe can include a hook, or other device on the shoe which can be used together with another device, such as with a rubber band, to position the shoes on a bicycle in a desired position. The shoes can be clipped into pedals on the bicycle, and the hook and rubber band can be used to position the shoes and crank arms of the bicycle in the position desired by the user. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340291

Article of footwear with flexible reinforcing plate

A sole structure for an article of footwear is disclosed. The sole structure includes a reinforcing plate. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340290

Shoe, in particular sports shoe, and method for producing a shoe

The invention relates to a shoe (1), especially a sport shoe, with a sole (2) and a shoe upper (3) which is connected with the sole (2). To obtain a specific light shoe the invention proposes that the sole (2) comprises: a base body (12) in accordance with form of the sole (2), wherein the base body (12) comprises a plurality of reinforcement fibers (13), which are integrated into a plastic or resin matrix (14) and a plurality of outer sole elements (15), wherein the outer sole elements (15) are fixed material-bonded at the base body (12). ...

12/26/13 / #20130340289

Shoe having an improved upper

Shoe (1) including an outer sole assembly (2) and an upper (3), the shoe (1) extending lengthwise from a rear end (4) to a front end (5), widthwise between a lateral side (6) and a medial side (7), and height-wise from the sole assembly (2) to an upper end (12), the upper end (12) demarcating a rear opening (13), the upper (3) including a first envelope (14). The first envelope (14) includes a rear portion (20), which itself includes a lateral wall (21), a rear wall (22) and a medial wall (23), the rear portion (20) being porous or having low resistance to the passage of a fluid. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340288

Footwear insole

Embodiments provide an insole having a multilayered construction with openings and ribs sized, shaped, and positioned to provide desired areas of stiffness and flexibility. The multi-layered construction may include a chassis defining a support member opening and a support member covering the opening and positioned between the chassis and a cushioning layer. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340287

Wearable exercise apparatuses

An exercise apparatus includes a pair of apparatuses wearable on feet of a user. Each apparatus is configurable between expanded configurations and compressed configurations to simulate a selected motion when the user wearing the pair of apparatuses travels by foot. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340286

Shoe with exchangeable upper

An article of footwear comprising a sole constructed for receiving a foot having a toe section and an ankle section with at least two loops fixedly attached to the toe section; an interchangeable upper, or several interchangeable uppers, having loops for securing the upper to the loops of the sole of the footwear; such uppers and soles attached by specialized clips adapted to facilitate a wide variety of advantages.. . ...

12/26/13 / #20130340285

Customizable replacement strap converter system for flip flop sandals

A customizable replacement strap converter system for flip flop sandals provides the ability to create a customized strap arrangement for a pair of flip flop sandals. Converter pegs are inserted into a stock sandal sole after the stock strap arrangement has been removed, providing a number of cord loops through which a plurality of straps may be threaded. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340284

Article of footwear with multi-layered support assembly

An article of footwear including an upper and a sole assembly secured to the upper and including a support assembly having an upper member and a lower member spaced from the upper member. A first layer is positioned beneath and in contact with the upper member and has a wave shaped profile with a plurality of first wave crests and first wave troughs. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340283

Footwear incorporating looped tensile strand elements

A tensile strand element for an article of footwear is disclosed. The tensile strand element includes one or more tensile strands secured at their endpoints between the sole and upper of an article of footwear, creating one or more looped portions. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340282

Insole topper pad for wearing shoes sockless

The present invention is an insole topper pad adapted to provide an absorbent perspiration barrier between the bottom surface of the bare human foot and the top surface of a shoe's insole or footbed. The insole topper pad enables a user to easily transition from going barefoot to wearing shoes in a sockless manner, while further retaining a relatively hygienic environment within the shoe. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340281

Flexible midfoot orthotic shoe insert

A preformed orthotic is provided. The orthotic may include a lateral contour zone disposed on the lateral side of the orthotic which slopes upwardly in a medial direction at an angle of about one to fifteen degrees, a medial contour zone adjacent the lateral contour zone which slopes upwardly in a medial direction at an angle of about fifteen to forty degrees, and a medial wing disposed adjacent the medial contour zone which extends upwardly from the medial contour zone at an angle of about twenty-five to seventy-five degrees. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340280

Foam for footwear midsole and the like

Embodiments herein provide high performance foam formulations and processing methods that address issues with traditional ethylene vinyl acetate (eva) foams. In various embodiments, when used in midsoles, the high performance foam formulations may provide superior impact energy absorption per given load during compression, improved energy recovery during expansion, and reduced compression set over repeated impact cycles. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340279

Contoured fluid-filled chamber with a tensile member

A fluid-filled chamber may include an upper barrier portion, a lower barrier portion, and a tensile member. An upper tensile layer of the tensile member may be secured to the upper barrier portion, and a lower tensile layer of the tensile member may be secured to the lower barrier portion. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340278

Method of operating a heat pump dryer and heat pump dryer

Heat pump dryer (1) comprising a process air circuit and a heat pump unit (5) having a primary refrigerant evaporator (6) for cooling process air (4) and a primary refrigerant condenser (7) for heating process air (4), further comprising either—an auxiliary refrigerant evaporator (16) connected between the primary refrigerant evaporator (6) and a compressor (8) of the heat pump unit (5) and an auxiliary refrigerant condenser (17) connected between the primary refrigerant condenser (7) and refrigerant expansion means (14), both arranged outside the process air circuit or—an auxiliary heat exchanger (27) arranged outside the process air circuit wherein the auxiliary heat exchanger (27) is a dual mode heat exchanger operable in refrigerant evaporator mode or in refrigerant condenser mode.. . ...

12/26/13 / #20130340277

Laundry treating apparatus

The present invention relates to a laundry treating apparatus that smoothly agitates laundry with as large space as possible for receiving laundry. The laundry treating apparatus includes: a rotatable drum that receives laundry, has open front and rear, and is formed to have a non-circular closed cross-section; a front panel closing the open front of the drum and having a plurality of discharge holes through which air in the drum is discharged; and a suction duct coupled to the front panel and sucks air discharged through the discharge holes.. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340276

Clothes dryer and control method thereof

Disclosed herein are a clothes dryer and a control method thereof in which a drying time is adjusted according to wool content during a drying cycle of a wool course. Wool content of woolen textiles is judged by sensing a dryness of the woolen textiles during a drying cycle of a wool course, and a drying time is adjusted according to the wool content, thereby minimizing contraction or deformation of the woolen textiles while satisfying the range of a target dryness set by wool mark standards. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340275

Refiner steam separation system for reduction of dryer emissions

A refiner steam separation system according to the present invention includes a blowline for transporting a mixture of fiber material from a refiner to an inlet of a steam separator. Waste steam is discharged from the separator through a waste steam outlet. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340274

Method for evaporating and dehydrating solid material

Disclosed is a method for evaporating and dehydrating a solid material; the method comprises: providing a plurality of digesters, with the digesters being in a parallel connection with respect to the flow direction of the solid material, wherein each digester repeatedly performs the arranged steps of step-by-step heating and evaporating and dehydrating the solid material from low temperatures to high temperatures in a time sequence. The solid material is brown coal. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340273

Portable ultraviolet floor curing device

A floor curing apparatus is disclosed, including an ultraviolet lamp, a replaceable reflector configured to direct light energy transmitted from the ultraviolet lamp, the replaceable reflector including one of a plurality of interchangeable reflectors, a shutter mechanism configured to selectively move a shutter to expose the ultraviolet lamp and the reflector toward a surface upon which the floor curing apparatus operates, and wheels. The ultraviolet lamp and the reflector height from the floor surface are maintained at a predetermined distance above the surface. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340272

Developments in or relating to hand drying

A fixture arranged in combination with a sink. The fixture is fitted next to the basin of the sink and incorporates a part which projects over the basin of the sink, this projecting part carrying a water nozzle which is connected to a water supply. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340271

Device for measuring straightness and squareness of walls, floor, and ceiling of building structures and the like

A device for measuring ‘square’ of a building structure having walls, floors, and ceilings. The device includes a substantially longitudinal planar body having a mounting portion for receiving a handle member. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340270

Bubble level

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

12/26/13 / #20130340269

Measurement device

A measurement device comprising a curved container containing a liquid, a first indicator that is less dense than the liquid, and a second indicator that is more dense than the liquid, where the liquid substantially fills the container so that the position of the first indicator and/or second indicator in the container relative to the reference indicia may indicate an angle-related property of the device.. . ...

12/26/13 / #20130340268

Laser leveling device

A laser-leveling device having a at least one radiation module and mounting module, where laser radiation sources and the prisms for developing planes from the laser beams are combined in the radiation module. The radiation module with housing contains a device for horizontal fine adjustment, an additional power supply with control, and an additional self-leveling support plate for receiving the laser radiation sources and prisms for developing the planes from the laser beams the mounting module with housing contains a self-leveling support plate, power supply with control, and a mount for securing to a tripod. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340267

Light-enabled plumb indicator and wall brace device

A device for positioning an object such as a framed wall plumb or perpendicular relative to a support surface therefor. The device features first and second elongated members which are rotationally engaged. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340266

Pole saw

A pole saw is provided which allows a saw blade to be manually attached or detached in a simple and easy manner. The pole saw includes the saw blade (10), a long handle (20) provided with one or more stages of poles, and a connecting bracket (30) for attaching the saw blade (10) to the distal end of the long handle (20). ...

12/26/13 / #20130340265

Can opener

A can opener having a body having an elongate stem, a handle, a circular blade mounted for rotation relative to the body and a drive wheel which is rotatable by the handle. The drive wheel is movable towards and away from the circular blade to selectively grip and release a portion of the can positioned between the blade and the drive wheel. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340264

Depth stop for an oscillating tool

The description shows a depth stop for an oscillating tool 1, wherein a saw blade for machining of a worlcpieee is mountable to the tool 1, wherein the depth stop 16 has a spacer 2 for adjusting a penetration depth of the saw blade into the workpiece, a fixture device 9 on which the spacer (2) is fixable and a mounting member 5 to which the fixture device 9 is mountable, wherein the mounting member 5 is firmly attachable or firmly attached to the tool 1, wherein in a first state the mounting member 5 is immovable relative to the fixture device 9 and wherein in a second state the mounting member 5 is rotatable or movable relative to the fixture device 9 at least around or along an axis of motion 21.. . ...

12/26/13 / #20130340263

Cutter with anvil

A cutting apparatus for opening a sealed package has a first arm partially enclosing a first blade that is at least partially juxtaposable against a second arm having a cutting surface. The two arms can be injection molded as a single piece of plastic or comprise two separate pieces coupled to a pivot. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340262

Bag cutter and piercer

A bag cutter for opening a sealed package using at least one of a blade and a piercer. Preferably, at least one blade is disposed partially within a cutout of an arm in a manner that exposes an edge of the blade. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340261

Jigsaw

A jigsaw includes a housing, a motor, a blade, a roller holder and a dust collection passage. The housing accommodates the motor. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340260

Light-irradiating beauty device

A light-irradiating beauty device according to the present invention includes a cutter having a stationary blade and a movable blade, and a light-irradiating part that is arranged adjacent to the cutter, and is configured to irradiate light. A protection part that protects the light-irradiating part from hair cut by the cutter is provided between the cutter and the light-irradiating part.. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340259

Hanger device for a car mat

A hanger device is made of a rigid plastic material and includes a hooked portion and a plate formed below the hooked portion. The plate includes a coupling portion and a plurality of annular portions. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340258

Retractable scissors

Retractable scissors include a holder and a scissor piece mounted on the holder. The scissor piece is rotational with respect to the holder among a closed position, at which the scissor piece is retracted in the holder, a first open position, at which the scissor piece is open with respect to the holder at an acute angle, and a second open position, at which the scissor piece is open with respect to the holder wider than at the first open position. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340257

Cordless clamping handle tubing cutter tool

A hand tool for cutting tubular workpieces such as copper tubing used for plumbing includes a rotary cutting head which has a slot for receiving a length of tubing to be cut, a gear drive mechanism for rotating the cutting head, and a clamping handle which supports the gear drive mechanism, which is rotatably driven by a battery powered electric motor. To thus rotate the cutting head to sever a length of tubing. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340256

Bearing replacement method and tools for rotating machine

A bearing replacement method for a rotating machine of the present invention includes the steps of: when at least one bearing of a rotating machine is to be replaced with a new one, mounting at an end portion of the rotating machine a plurality of bendable arms for removing a first bearing covering part, a power supply unit outer frame, and a slipring, respectively; removing with the arms the first bearing covering part, the power supply unit outer frame, and the slipring, respectively; and thereafter replacing the at least one bearing with a new one.. . ...

12/26/13 / #20130340255

Tension expansion clamping tool block

An apparatus for expanding and belling a tube is provided including a receiver for supporting a first end of the tube. A stripper block assembly orients a second end of the tube along an axis. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340254

System and method for radially expanding hollow cylindrical objects

A system and method for radially expanding hollow cylindrical objects, through the use of a tube expansion tooling, affixing a mandrel in place, the tooling rendered operative through the generation of hydraulic pressure, to provide the axial force necessary for pulling of the mandrel into the tool, and the mandrel having concentrically applied thereon various spacers, cams, and curved segments, which when the drawbar of the mandrel is pulled, manual forces are generated through the cams and segments into an expansion capacity to force the expansion of any tube in which the mandrel locates, to be expanded into a tight binding fit within a tube sheet or any other bore hole formed in equipment.. . ...

12/26/13 / #20130340253

Solid sorption refrigeration

A method of making integrated adsorption and heat exchanger devices for solid sorption refrigeration systems (1). An integrated adsorption and heat exchanger device comprises a solid material having formed therein both a porous adsorption structure, which is pervious to an adsorbate of said system, and a heat exchanger structure, which is impervious to said adsorbate, for heat exchange with the porous adsorption structure in operation of the system.. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340252

Method for manufacturing wind turbine blades, blades for propellors, wings, or similar structures, and structure in the form of a blade obtained by means of this procedure

The invention relates to a method for manufacturing wind turbine blades, blades for propellers, wings or similar structures, and to a structure in the shape of a blade produced by means of said method, including: use a female mold of the leading edge (5), a female mold of the trailing edge (6), and a third mold (7) for a composite male tool (8) as a lost mold for manufacturing at least an inner crossbeam (4); wherein a demolding agent and an outer protective varnish is applied on the inner sides by robot or a digitally-controlled device; applying prepreg in superimposed layers; coating the prepreg with a vaccum film, and connecting to a pump for extracting air from between the prepreg layers; fitting together the molds and positioning the pieces with the prepreg laminates; and applying pressure and thermal curve for the method of curing or polymerizing the set of pieces in a single stage or all at once.. . ...

12/26/13 / #20130340251

Resonance modifying connector

A connector assembly is provided that is suitable for modifying the resonant frequency of ground terminals used in conjunction with high data rate signal terminals. Ground terminals may be interconnected with a conductive bridge so as to provide ground terminals with a predetermined maximum effective electrical length. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340250

Method for forming a circuit board via structure for high speed signaling

One embodiment of the invention comprises an improved method for making a via structure for use in a printed circuit board (pcb). The via allows for the passage of a signal from one signal plane to another in the pcb, and in so doing transgresses the power and ground planes between the signal plane. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340249

Method of manufacturing multilayer circuit substrate

A method of manufacturing a multilayer circuit substrate, the method includes: injecting a conductive paste into through-holes provided in an insulating substrate to one or both sides of which a protection film is attached; cooling and setting the conductive paste injected into the through-holes; and removing the protection film from the insulating substrate after cooling and setting the conductive paste.. . ...

12/26/13 / #20130340248

Device and method for connecting a cable and a connector ensuring the continuity of the electromagnetic shielding

A device for joining the end (3a) of a shielded coaxial cable (3) and a metal connector (10), the cable including a peripheral metal braid (4) and an axial conductor (2), and including a conductive overmoulding (5) that at least partially surrounds the end of the shielded cable (3) and one end of the connector (10), the overmoulding making contact with the metal braid (4) and the connector (10), so as to ensure the continuity of the electromagnetic shielding of the connection. A method for producing such a connection is also described.. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340246

Dielectric fluids comprising estolide compounds and methods of making and using the same

There is provided a working machine including a guide beam having a power transmitter; at least one working head comprising a power receiver and configured to move along the guide beam, wherein the power receiver receives power from the power transmitter in a non-contact manner in which the power receiver and the power transmitter are not physically connected, and wherein the working head operates by the received power in the non-contact manner.. . In which n is an integer equal to or greater than 0; m is an integer equal to or greater than 1; r1, independently for each occurrence, is selected from optionally substituted alkyl that is saturated or unsaturated, and branched or unbranched; r2 is selected from hydrogen and optionally substituted alkyl that is saturated or unsaturated, and branched or unbranched; and r3 and r4, independently for each occurrence, are selected from optionally substituted alkyl that is saturated or unsaturated, and branched or unbranched. Also provided herein are uses of dielectric fluids and electrical devices such as transformers that comprise a dielectric fluid comprising at least one estolide compound.. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340245

Threaded joints for electric submersible pumping systems

A system and methodology facilitate connection between components of an electric submersible pumping system. The technique utilizes at least one connector designed to connect a first component to a second component of an electric submersible pumping system. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340244

Process for manufacturing a z-directed component for a printed circuit board using a sacrificial constraining material

A method for manufacturing a z-directed component for insertion into a mounting hole in a printed circuit board according to one example embodiment includes forming the z-directed component in a cavity formed by a constraining material that defines the outer shape of the z-directed component. The constraining material is dissipated to release the z-directed component from the constraining material and the z-directed component is fired.. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340243

System and method for sealing a vapor deposition source

A system and method for movably sealing a vapor deposition source is described. One embodiment includes a system for coating a substrate, the system comprising a deposition chamber; a vapor pocket located within the deposition chamber; and an at least one movable seal, wherein the at least one movable seal is configured to form a first seal with a first portion of a substrate, and wherein the first seal is configured to prevent a vapor from leaking past the first portion of the substrate out of the vapor pocket. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340242

Method and apparatus for complete machining of a shaft-shaped workpiece

A machining apparatus has a frame defining an input station, an output station, and first and second machining stations. Respective first and second workpiece holders in the first and second machining stations can retain a workpiece therein. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340241

Process for manufacturing a one-piece axisymmetric metallic part from composite fibrous structures

A process for manufacturing a one-piece axisymmetric part includes: superposition, around a rotating cylindrical mandrel of at least respectively inner and outer metal-coated composite fibrous structures, wound in first and second crossed directions on the mandrel; arranging, between the crossed inner and outer fibrous structures, at least one layer of metallic wire; then placing a blank of the part, formed by the fibrous structures and the layer of metallic wire, in a tool to apply to the blank a hot isostatic pressing treatment, and to obtain the part.. . ...

12/26/13 / #20130340240

Fastening device

In an embodiment, a fastener includes (a) a main body having a length parallel to a main axis definable through the main body, and a first cross-sectional area transverse to the main axis; and (b) at least a first set of petals carried by the main body, which includes at least one petal. The first set of petals is selectively displaceable (a) about the main axis in a direction transverse to the main axis, separate from or in the absence of axial displacement of the first set of petals in a direction parallel to the main axis, each petal within the first set of petals displaceable between a first position and a second position transverse to the main axis, the first position closer to the main axis than the second position; and (b) axially with respect to the main axis, separate from or in the absence of transverse displacement of the set of petals relative to the main axis. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340239

Substrate joining method using rivet, and joining structure

A joining method includes punching respective laminated plate materials by a rivet shaft portion of a spr, forming a crimp portion at the front end of the rivet shaft portion, and fastening and joining the laminated plate materials between the rivet head portion and the crimp portion. Washers are laid on and brought into contact with respective opposite surfaces relative to joining surfaces of the laminated plate materials, the washers each having an inner hole through which the rivet shaft portion is allowed to pass, the washers are used as jigs at the time of the punching, the punching by means of the rivet shaft portion is performed along the inner holes of the washers, and the joining is performed so that the washers left between the rivet head and the crimp portion and the opposite surfaces.. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340238

Surgical instrument with telescoping attachment

A surgical instrument for the dissection of bone and other tissue includes a spindle, a dissection tool and an coupler disposed between the spindle and the dissection tool. The coupler includes a tool collet and an attachment locking mechanism operable to permit tool collet operation and telescoping movement of an attachment tube with respect to the dissection tool. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340237

Bucket truck intensifier having a hydraulic manifold

A high pressure tool assembly includes a tool and a hand control valve connected to the tool. A hydraulic manifold is fluidly connected to the hand control valve. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340236

Assembly tool for a prosthesis

An assembly tool for assembling components of an implant can include a finger assembly, a handle assembly, and a crossbar assembly. The finger assembly can include first and second fingers oriented parallel to each other, and sized and shaped to releasably engage first and second components of the implant during assembly. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340235

Modular case and method of forming the same

A modular case and method of forming the same, the case preferably formed from a plurality of panels, edge members and corner pieces having ribs. The panels, edge members and corner pieces are preferably connected to align the ribs, forming substantially continuous ribs capable of distributing forces over a large area of the modular case. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340234

Method for manufacturing lens barrel

A manufacturing method of a lens barrel is disclosed. According to one implementation, the manufacturing method includes the following steps. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340233

Retractable catheter

A retractable catheter for use in an implant delivery system, the catheter including an elongate tubular sheath made of a relatively flexible material, and a pull element for transmitting a pull force to the sheath to retract it longitudinally. The pull element includes an end portion disposed in the relatively flexible material, at least the thickness of the end portion being substantially less than its length.. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340232

Method of fabricating an optical-fiber-compatible sensor

A method for fabricating a sensor is provided, with the sensor including a reflective element and an optical fiber positioned relative to the reflective element such that light emitted from the optical fiber is reflected by the reflective element and propagates in an optical cavity between the optical fiber and the reflective element. The method includes positioning an element within the optical cavity. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340231

Filter assembly and method for assembling the same

A sub-assembly of a filter assembly is disclosed. The sub-assembly includes an endcap having a substantially cylindrical sidewall including an exterior surface and an interior surface and a housing having a substantially cylindrical sidewall including an exterior surface and an interior surface. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340230

Apparatus, system and method for holding an item

An accessory holder, a system and a method holds and/or stores an accessory, such as, a doser for medicine, with a bottle. The accessory holder is attachable to a bottle, such as, for example, a medicine bottle. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340229

Apparatus for retaining solid material in a radial flow reactor and method of making

An apparatus for use in radial flow reactors is presented. The apparatus includes a first partition and a second partition with support members coupled therebetween. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340228

Fabric display panels and methods of making same

Fabric display panels mountable on a frame for displaying graphical images and methods of making same. In some embodiments, fabric display panels which can be mounted on foldable frames to provide portable display systems.. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340227

Material separating tool

A tool for separating material layers may include a first arm including a first end and a second end; a second arm including a first end and a second end; a first material contact pad carried by the first arm proximate the first end of the first arm; and a second material contact pad carried by the second arm proximate the first end of the second arm. The second end of the first arm may be joined to the second end of the second arm, and the first material contact pad and the second material contact pad may be movable with respect to one another along two substantially orthogonal axes.. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340226

Method for manufacturing an integral rotationally symmetrical metal part including a reinforcement consisting of ceramic fibers

A method for manufacturing an integral rotationally symmetrical part, which includes producing a blank of the part around a cylindrical mandrel, the blank including at least one fibrous structure made of composite ceramic fibers coated with metal, followed by a diffusion-welding treatment of the blank by hot isostatic pressing, and optionally machining the thus-treated blank to obtain the part. The blank includes at least a first metal-wire layer between the mandrel and the composite fibrous structure, and at least a second metal-wire layer arranged around the composite fibrous structure to cover the composite fibrous structure.. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340225

Systems and methods for canister inspection, preparation, and maintenance

A travel system (20) for a canister storage, transfer, or transport system generally includes a support structure (22), at least one traveling device (24) for preparing, inspecting, and/or repairing the canister, and a base ring (26) for supporting the traveling device and providing for rotational movement of the traveling device relative to the support structure.. . ...

12/26/13 / #20130340224

Heating apparatus for manufacturing display device

Disclosed is a heating apparatus for manufacturing a display device, which prevents damage or breakage even though a heating member is deformed by heat, and extends a period for replacement of the heating member, wherein the heating apparatus comprises the heating member for emitting heat so as to heat a material to be deposited on a substrate prepared for manufacturing the display device, a first installing device for supporting the heating member, and a second installing device provided with a passing hole for passing the other end of the heating member therethrough.. . ...

12/26/13 / #20130340223

Bucket truck intensifier

A high pressure tool assembly includes a hand control valve mechanically connectable to a tool. An intensifier is fluidly connected to the hand control valve and to the tool. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340222

Rolling tool

Disclosed is a rolling tool which serves for working—in particular rolling smooth—an inner lateral surface of a cylindrical clearance. For this purpose, the rolling tool has at least one rolling body, which is held in the rotatably drivable rolling tool, and can he taken along by said tool on a peripheral path along the inner lateral surface. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340221

Oscillating descaler and method for descaling a semi-finished metallurgical product

An oscillating descaler (1) for semi-finished metallurgical products comprises:—a passageway (2) delimited by two opposite input and output sections (3, 4) crossable by a semi-finished product (10) to be descaled according to a rectilinear crossing direction (x) oriented from the input section (3) to the output section (4),—a manifold (20) for a pressurized fluid extended according to a longitudinal direction (y) defined between first and second longitudinally opposite ends (21, 22), arranged so that the longitudinal direction (y) is not parallel to the crossing direction (x),—at least one nozzle (30) for spraying a jet (31) according to a spray direction (z) which is coaxial to a hole (30a) of the nozzle (30) and inclined towards the input section (3) and towards one of the ends (21, 22) of the manifold (20, 20b),—motor means (m) for generating a rectilinear oscillating motion of the jet (31) along the longitudinal direction (y).. . ...

12/26/13 / #20130340220

Ink-jet head and method of manufacturing the same

According to one embodiment, an ink-jet head includes a piezoelectric member which forms an ink pressure chamber, an electrode disposed on a side surface of the piezoelectric member, a nozzle plate attached to the piezoelectric member and including a nozzle hole communicating with the ink pressure chamber, a surface of the nozzle plate including a top surface of the nozzle plate, and a protection film which covers the surface of the nozzle plate, a peripheral portion of an adhesion part between the piezoelectric member and the nozzle plate, and the electrode. A recess is formed in a part of the protection film covering the top surface of the nozzle plate. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340219

Process for producing liquid ejection head

A process for producing a liquid ejection head having a piezoelectric body provided with an ejection orifice for ejecting liquid and a pressure chamber communicating therewith for retaining the liquid, wherein an electrode is formed on an inner wall surface of the pressure chamber to deform the pressure chamber by piezoelectric action caused by applying voltage to the electrode to eject the liquid, comprising providing the piezoelectric body in which a surface thereof having the ejection orifice has an arithmetic mean roughness of 0.1-1 μm, forming a dry film resist pattern on the surface of the piezoelectric body so as to expose the ejection orifice and a linear region connected thereto, and forming a metal thin film pattern being connected to the electrode on the inner wall surface and continuously extending from the inner wall surface to the linear region by using the dry film resist pattern as a mask.. . ...

12/26/13 / #20130340218

Handheald felting device

A device used for felting. The felting device may include a top portion and a bottom portion. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340217

Firefighter/rescue worker utility anchor

A utility anchor having a retracted configuration and an extended configuration and can operate as a tether or anchor in either configuration. It includes an anchor body having a through hole, a rod slidably disposed in the through hole and having a first end and a second end, a rope connector disposed on the first end of the rod, a stopper disposed on the second end of the rod, and a locking element disposed on the rod. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340216

Spring fastener with highly improved lever/angle pulling force

A fastener comprises a first side connected to a bottom portion and a second side connected to the bottom portion, thereby forming a u-shaped structure with the first side. A first engagement spring is connected to the bottom portion and a second engagement spring is connected to the bottom portion. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340215

Money clip and method of operating same

A money clip has a spring, and a pair of arms joined by the spring, wherein at least one of the arms includes at least one recess configured to hold coin currency. The money clip further includes a pair of levers, wherein at least one of the levers is configured to rotate from a retracted position to a deployed position, and wherein the levers support coin currency when in retracted position and are used to open the money clip when in deployed position.. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340214

Molded hook and loop fastener

The molded hook and loop fastener comprises multiple hook and loop fastener parts on which multiple engaging elements are disposed, and a connection member for connecting the hook and loop fastener parts. The hook and loop fastener parts comprise fixing parts which fix the connection member to backings. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340213

Double-layer nylon zipper

A double-layer nylon zipper includes two zipper tapes each having two series of teeth respectively disposed at opposing top and bottom sides of the fabric strip thereof, and a zipper slider coupled between the interlocking series of teeth of the two zipper tapes and having opposing top guard frame wall and bottom guard frame wall, a division wall between the top and bottom guard frame walls, a nose located on the top guard frame wall and a pull tap coupled to the nose. The top guard frame wall and bottom guard frame wall have respective first ends kept in flush and respective second ends in different lengths so that an accommodation space is defined right below the second end of the top guard frame wall outside the second end of the bottom guard frame wall to facilitate smooth interlocking of the interlocking series of teeth.. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340212

Garment clip system for hangers

A garment clip system for hangers for adjustably holding various clothing has a cover that fits over a central portion of a hanger and has two clips moveably mounted along a portion of hanger that clips cloths to hold them to the hanger. An elastic cord connects each clip to the cover and keeps the clips in a selected place. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340211

Fascia bracket with quarter turn locking nut

A system for coupling a trim component to a body component having two generally perpendicular surfaces. A rotatable fastener is coupled to the trim component. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340210

Latching devices for bracelets and/or animals' collars and chains

The latching devices of the present invention is an innovative latching device that secures animals' collars and chains together and provides hidden latching method for the bracelet, and necklace and is seamless and appealing. Moreover, the latching device of the present invention is easier to lock and release compared to traditional fastening means such as clasps or buckles. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340209

Ratchet adjustment system

A ratchet adjustment system has an elongated adjustment strip with teeth extending along the strip. The teeth form a ratchet mechanism when ends of the strip are inserted into a locking mechanism having a base plate and locking devices. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340208

Cable bundle tie apparatus

The present invention involves a cable bundle tie apparatus to tie up and organize a cable bundle. A strap is made of a flexible material with opposing ends. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340207

Apparatus for pressure steam treatment of fiber bundle and producing method of carbon fiber precursor fiber bundle

Provided is a pressure steam treatment apparatus of a fiber bundle and a producing method of a carbon fiber precursor fiber bundle which are suitable for producing a carbonated precursor fiber bundle which can suppress an influence of a leakage of a pressure steam to the outside of the apparatus so as to hold down a pressure steam supply amount to the minimum, simultaneously reduce a broken yarn, improve a yield ratio and have a high productivity. A pressure steam treatment apparatus (1) is provided with labyrinth sealing chambers (3) in back and forth of a pressure steam treatment chamber (2), and treats a plurality of fiber bundles traveling in parallel like a sheet along a fiber bundle travel path (5′) in a lump under a pressure steam atmosphere. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340206

Working assembly with a cooling system, for a machine for opening fibers, in particular a carding machine

A working assembly (1) includes a rotatable hollow drum or cylinder (2) having a cylindrical wall (3) with ends having transverse header walls (4) with openings (16, 17), and with a longitudinal shaft (5). The external lateral surface of the cylindrical wall (3) has a clothing device intended to interact with the fibers being carded. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340205

Baby stroller folding mechanism

This invention involves a set of exclusive methods of folding mechanisms for means of collapsing and opening a baby stroller. The methods aims for the compact ability, ease of use, versatility and easy manufacturing.. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340204

Door stopper and method of use

One embodiment of the invention may be a door stopper and a method of operating same, the door stopper may comprise a base plate and a pivoting arm, the base plate having at least a first side and a second side, the first side being pivotally connected to a pivoting arm in a manner that allows the pivoting arm to move between an operating position and a storage position; wherein the door stopper attaches by its second side to a side of a door of a doorway proximate to a edge of the door in a manner that allows the pivoting arm to move from a storage position to an operating position automatically, this operating position allows the pivoting arm to prevent the door from fully closing within the doorway.. . ...

12/26/13 / #20130340203

Cleaner handle and cleaner handle housing sections

Handle has status indicators viewable by operator while viewing location being cleaned and using handle in ordinary cleaning position, and light illuminating location being cleaned. Indicators are led lamps. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340202

Upright vacuum with floating head

A vacuum cleaner with a reduced frictional force between a vacuum base and a cleaning medium is described. The vacuum has a handle, yoke, body, and base. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340201

Robot cleaner and method for controlling the same

A robot cleaner and a method for controlling the same are disclosed. The robot cleaner includes a body provided with a suction portion and a slope formed to be inclined at a lower end thereof, an auxiliary front wheel disposed at a rear side of the slope, a main wheel disposed at a rear side of the auxiliary front wheel and arranged such that a height of the main wheel is variable with respect to the body, and a driving unit to lower or raise the main wheel with respect to the body, wherein the driving unit lowers the main wheel when the auxiliary front wheel enters a stepped portion. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340200

Rinser for cleaning containers

A rinser for cleaning containers, includes a linear conveyor path for conveying the containers; lances which are inserted into the containers for supplying at least one cleansing agent; and at least one suction device for sucking off the supplied cleansing agent from the containers. The lances are arranged at a closed cyclic transport path, and the transport path includes a linear section which corresponds to the conveyor path for supplying the cleansing agent.. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340199

Wringer for a bucket

The disclosed wringer for a bucket includes flexible wall members for squeezing around a strip mop. Each wall member has an outer portion, an inner portion, and a transition zone between the outer portion and inner portion and each wall member having an upper face and an under face that is facing the container. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340198

Wiper device, in particular a motor vehicle windshield wiper device

The invention relates to a wiper device, in particular a motor vehicle windshield wiper device, comprising a wiper strip unit (10), which comprises a wiper strip element (20) having a longitudinal guide channel (12) for guiding a carrier element (14). According to the invention, the longitudinal guide channel (12) comprises a longitudinal opening (16) which extends at least over the majority of the wiper strip element (20).. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340197

Wiper blade assembly

A wiper blade assembly including: a primary lever including a spoiler portion; and a secondary lever disposed on a side of the primary lever and hinge-coupled to the spoiler portion of the primary lever, wherein support portions are disposed on an inner surface of the spoiler portion of the primary lever and prevent the movement of the secondary lever. The support portions support the secondary lever to prevent the secondary lever from moving on the inner surface of the spoiler portion of the primary lever when a wiper is or is not in operation.. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340196

Windshield wiper device for motor vehicle

The invention relates to a windshield wiper device (1) having at least one connection for mounting on the body of a motor vehicle, this connection consisting of a fastening element that can be pushed into a receiving opening in the body and comprises a sleeve (4a, 4b) made of a deformable material of the rubber type, which can be introduced into this opening and has a bore (6) that receives the free end of a fastening finger (5) carried by the windshield wiper device. According to the invention, the external cross section of said fastening finger (5) is in the form of a cross and the shape of said bore (6) has a complementary shape, the length of the perpendicular branches (5a to 5d) of said cross being at least partially different, such as to ensure polarization and mounting of the sleeve on the fastening finger in a precise position in which rotation is prevented.. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340195

Wiper blade adapter device, in particular for a motor vehicle windscreen wiper device

The invention relates to a wiper blade adapter device, in particular for a motor vehicle windscreen wiper device, comprising a wiper blade adapter (10) which comprises at least one elastic latching means (12) for coupling to a wiper strip unit (14). According to the invention, said wiper blade adapter device comprises at least one securing means (16) which secures the at least one latching means (12) in a mounted state.. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340194

Wiper blade adapter, in particular for a motor vehicle wiper device

The invention relates to a wiper blade adapter, in particular for a motor vehicle wiper device, comprising a coupling unit (10) which comprises at least one first coupling element (12) and a second coupling element (14) which are provided for coupling at least two different types of wiper arm adapters (100, 110, 120, 130), and housing means (62) which are provided for delimiting at least one part of one of the coupling elements (12). According to the invention, said housing means (62) and the coupling element (12) are embodied such that they form one piece.. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340193

Wiper apparatus

In a wiper apparatus, a gear case of a gear part is provided with a first frame fixing part which is fixed to a frame member by fastening volts and fastening nuts. An attachment bracket has a second frame fixing part which is fixed to the frame member together with the first frame fixing part by the fastening volts and the fastening nuts, and has an insertion pin which is fixed to a rear-side vehicle-body panel. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340192

Paint roller assembly and painting products with superhydrophobic characteristics

A paint roller assembly has a handle, a shaft with one end connected to the handle and an opposite end, and a roller head carried on the other end of the shaft. At least a portion of the paint roller assembly has a superhydrophobic surface.. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340191

Cleaning or dusting pad with attachment member holder

A cleaning pad or cleaning article is disclosed. The cleaning article includes a combination of fibers bonded to a base sheet. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340190

Ceiling fan cleaning article

A cleaning article specifically adapted for the cleaning of ceiling fans generally and especially the blades thereof is comprised of an elongated dust-attractive sleeve sized and shaped to receive a conventional ceiling fan blade therein and having both interior and exterior surfaces especially adapted for removal and trapping of dust. The sleeve includes an opening through which fan blades are received, and the opening includes means for maintaining the opening in the desired shape to mitigate against prematurely dislodging dust from fan blade surfaces which would otherwise occur if the opening were collapsed during insertion of the sleeve over the blade. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340189

Toothbrush with a flexible region in the handle

A toothbrush wherein longitudinally between its neck region and the grip handle is a an undulating region of transverse limbs integrally linked by folds with troughs between the limbs, the troughs containing a thermoplastic elastomer material bonded to the plastic material of said limbs with a shorea hardness of 60-70. Specific structures and dimensions of limbs and folds are disclosed.. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340188

Toothbrush including a device for indicating brushing force

A toothbrush that includes a piezochromic polymer or a proximity dye based polymer effective to emit an optical signal indicative of brushing force.. . ...

12/26/13 / #20130340187

Mop head fixation device and method

Various embodiments of a mop include a user-manipulatable control operable by a user to generate attachment of a mop pad to a mop head and/or release of the mop pad from the mop head. The user-manipulatable control can be located on a handle of the mop in some embodiments, and on the mop head in other embodiments. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340186

Cleaning device having plural and customizable cleaning surfaces

A device for cleaning debris from a target surface. The device has a sole plate with permanent bristles and a removable/replaceable pad. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340185

Interdental cleaning device

An interdental cleaning device that delivers an oral care fluid to a cleaning element via capillary action. The invention can be an interdental cleaning device comprising: a housing forming an internal reservoir containing an oral care fluid; an applicator extending from the housing, the applicator comprising a stem and at least one cleaning element extending from the stem; and wherein the stem comprises a capillary material that extends into the reservoir to be in fluid communication with the oral care fluid so that the capillary material of the stem delivers the oral care fluid from the reservoir to the at least one cleaning element via capillary action.. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340184

Oral care implement

An oral care implement is disclosed. The oral care implement includes a head section including a carrier element that is mounted for driven movement; a base section including a transmission element; and an at least partly elastically deformable neck section arranged between the head section and the base section. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340183

Methods and apparatus for a modular crossing system

A modular crossing system generally includes a set of modules and a set of segments (e.g., bridge segments). Each segment includes a subset of the set of modules, and at least a portion of the set of segments are configured to be rotateably interlocked with a subsequent segment such that the set of segments form a crossing assembly having a deployed state and a collapsed state. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340182

Dye composition for hair dyeing and method for producing the same

The present invention relates to an azo dye composition for hair dyeing that has an excellent performance as a dye for hair dyeing and proves negative in the ames test, and also relates to a method for producing the composition. An object of the present invention is to develop a purification method for a dye composition for hair dyeing mainly containing an azo dye and proving negative in the ames test, and to provide the dye composition for hair dyeing that is produced by applying the purification method and indicates negative in the ames test. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340181

Hair colorant compositions comprising 2-methoxymethyl-1,4-diaminobenzene, methods, and kits comprising the compositions

A hair colorant composition comprises 2-methoxymethyl-1,4-diaminobenzene developer in combination with other p-phenylenediamine developers and selected couplers. A kit for coloring hair comprises the hair colorant composition. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340180

Washing machine utilizing uniform washing force and washing method thereof

A washing machine includes an inner tub arranged in an outer tub and a rotatable wave wheel. As every 1 kg load is increased, the height difference h1 between the clothes and water satisfies the formula h1=(πd2h−4v1)/(kπd2), wherein d is the diameter of the inner tub, h is the height of the wave wheel, v1 is the volume of the wave wheel, and k is the optimal clothes load between the wave wheel and the inner tub within the wave wheel height. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340179

Method for dispensing an enzyme in a laundry treating appliance

A method for treating laundry in a laundry treating appliance including the application of a lipase solution to the laundry during a cycle of operation.. . ...

12/26/13 / #20130340178

Drip tray for laundry treatment system

A drip tray having a main body and a plurality of surface irregularities projecting from the main body. The drip tray can be used to pre-treat a stain in a fabric.. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340177

Modular mattress assembly

The modular mattress designed to be easily assembled. The mattress assembly includes a double-border wire unit having a central cavity. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340176

Managing mattress pressure on wounds

A method for adjusting a mattress to minimize pressure on a patient wound including detecting a location of the patient wound relative to the mattress, and responsive to detecting the location of the patient wound relative to the mattress, adjusting the mattress to minimize pressure on the patient wound.. . ...

12/26/13 / #20130340175

Managing mattress pressure on wounds

A method, computer usable program product, or system for adjusting a mattress to minimize pressure on a patient wound including detecting a location of the patient wound relative to the mattress, and responsive to detecting the location of the patient wound relative to the mattress, adjusting the mattress to minimize pressure on the patient wound.. . ...

12/26/13 / #20130340174

Child sleeping restraint

The present invention relates to a sleeping restraint for a child that can be used to secure the child to the chest of an adult who is in a substantially horizontal position as well as to methods of using a sleeping restraint. In certain embodiments, the sleeping restraint comprises at least one chest strap for at least partially encircling the chest of an adult, first and second child restraining walls connected to the at least one chest strap, and a restraining strap connected to the chest strap for restraining a child in place on the adult's chest between the walls when the adult is lying on his back.. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340173

Support pillow with center panel

In one embodiment, a support pillow comprises a pillow body having a medial region and two opposing arms that form a well region, a first side and a second side. The pillow body further includes an outer periphery and an inner periphery outlining the well region. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340172

Faux gusseted pillow shell

A faux gusseted pillow shell is provided. The faux gusseted pillow shell includes a first panel having a first length and a first width, and a first plurality of sides. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340171

Limb support device

A limb support device for patient care comprising a non-deformable, non-porous hollow polyhedron comprising a top surface, a bottom, and first, second, third and fourth sides; wherein the top surface and a first side are connected along an edge of each and form an obtuse angle; wherein the second side is connected to the top surface opposite the first side and forms an obtuse angle with the top; wherein the third and fourth sides are disposed opposite each other and between the first and second sides; wherein the bottom is open and further comprises one or more lips, each lip formed along the edge and extending outwardly from the opening in the bottom along the edge of at least one of the first, second, third and fourth sides to provide a handle; and wherein the top is defined further as comprising a channel for the support/positioning of a patient's extremity.. . ...

12/26/13 / #20130340170

Life support litter having a plurality of vibration dampers

Life support litters (10) include a bed assembly (20) including a mattress (26) connected to a mattress frame (25), a chassis assembly (30) connected to and supporting the mattress frame, the chassis assembly operable to secure the life support litter to a transport vehicle, and a plurality of vibration dampeners (40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 50, 54, 60, 61, 39, 26), disposed about the life support litter and operable to reduce vibrations of a plurality of frequencies, wherein the plurality of vibration dampeners comprises a first vibration dampener operable to reduce vibrations of a first frequency range from a first vibration source and a second vibration dampener operable to reduce vibrations of a second frequency range from a second vibration source and wherein the first frequency range is different than the second frequency range.. . ...

12/26/13 / #20130340169

Patient support systems and methods of use

A patient support system includes a scale system, an air system, and a lift system. The patient support system also includes a control system configured to graphically communicate information about the scale system, the air system, and the lift system to a user.. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340168

Patient support systems and methods of use

A patient support system includes a patient support apparatus and a support surface mounted on the patient support apparatus. The patient support apparatus is reconfigurable among a plurality of different configurations for supporting a patient on the support surface in a plurality of positions. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340167

Patient care and transport assembly

A versatile patient care and transport assembly having a patient support frame constructed of multiple sections, each including pluralities of individual patient sensors, and which can be cooperatively tilted or otherwise inter-articulated to a variety of support positions. Pull-out/expandable side and end railings are provided for patient safety. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340166

Mobile operating table and storage device

A mobile operating table or surgical cart providing one or more storage areas for medical supplies and waste containers and providing a drainable top surface suitable for performing a surgical or medical procedure. The storage areas are contained within a cavity inside the mobile operating table's base or within storage trays contained within the base. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340165

Imaging system subject support

A method includes receiving a subject support motion disable signal indicative of at least one of power removal of an imaging system, a collision of a horizontally moving tabletop of the imaging system, a decoupling of a horizontal motion drive system configured to horizontally drive the tabletop, or a collision of a vertically moving subject support of the imaging system, wherein a vertical motion drive system drives the subject support vertical motion, and disabling, in response to receiving the subject support motion disable signal, at least one of tabletop horizontal motion or subject support vertical motion.. . ...

12/26/13 / #20130340164

Dual layer sleeping pad

A dual layer inflatable sleeping pad has an upper inflatable layer coupled to a lower inflatable layer. The dual-layer sleeping pad has an inflation valve for the lower layer and a second inflation valve for the upper layer. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340163

Drain assembly for a bathtub and the like

A drain assembly including a drain pipe with a threaded portion and a nut is provided. The drain pipe includes a first end, an elbow portion, and a second end. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340162

Faucet with integrated mixing valve

A faucet is configured to receive a first fluid conduit and a second fluid conduit. The faucet includes a mixer valve within a portion thereof that is configured to receive a first fluid from the first fluid conduit and a second fluid from the second fluid conduit and to output the first fluid or the second fluid or a blend the first and second fluids to a faucet outlet.. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340161

Apparatus for saving water

Apparatus (2) for saving water, which apparatus (2) comprises: (i) separator means (4) for separating water that is flowing from a water inlet (6) and that has not been interrupted in flow, from water that is flowing from the water inlet (6) and that has been interrupted in flow; (ii) first outlet means (8) for receiving water that has not been interrupted in flow; and (iii) second outlet means (10) for receiving the water that has been interrupted in flow, and the apparatus (2) being such that in use it permits the water received by the first outlet means (8) to be saved from flowing to waste.. . ...

12/26/13 / #20130340160

Emergency wash system

Apparatus and method for providing tempered water to an emergency wash system. Various embodiments include simple, reliable, low-cost flow regulators to reliably provide adequate emergency wash flows. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340159

Portable collapsible free-standing shower

A portable shower includes an enclosure that converts between a two-dimensional collapsed configuration and a three-dimensional upright configuration defining a space therein for a person. The enclosure is self-extending and free-standing in the upright configuration, and desirably has a height of at least 4 feet. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340158

Water ingress detection system

A detection system for a tub having a water recirculation system includes an electronic sensor and an indicator. The electronic sensor is configured to detect a condition indicative of water being present in a water recirculation system of a tub. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340157

Swimming pool cover with secured float

A swimming pond cover has an underside with at least one tab secured to the underside. The tab has a grommet configured to receive it tether attached to a float. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340156

Toilet assemblies having a moveable trapway and methods of installing same

Toilets, kits and methods for installing toilets using a moveable trapway are described in the disclosure. The moveable trapway comprises a conduit body having an exterior surface and an interior surface defining a passage. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340155

Device comprising actuating mechanisms with a pedal and comprising a hydraulic actuator for lifting and lowering, respectively, the cover and the seat of a wc

A device having mechanisms for lifting and lowering the cover and the seat of a toilet (wc), including a structure fixed to the rear part of the mouth of a wc bowl and housing a first axle and a second axle arranged co-linearly and separated at the ends thereof. The first and second axles include, on the adjunct co-linear ends, a first cam and a second cam designed to receive and hold the end of a first cable and a second cable. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340154

Toilet seat hinge assembly

A hinge assembly for mounting a toilet seat to a toilet bowl includes a hinge post, a threaded fastener extending through the hinge post and configured to extend into a bore in the toilet bowl, a bushing positioned around a portion of the threaded fastener, and a nut threadably coupled to the threaded fastener. The nut includes an expandable section configured to extend into the bore in the toilet bowl. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340153

Protective goggles and lens assemblies with adjustable ventilation having reduced visual obstruction

Lens assemblies and goggles are disclosed. One example goggle includes a lens assembly. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340152

Air flow eye protection device and system

An air flow eye protection system includes the eye protection goggles that are in communication with an air supply hose and an air supply device.. . ...

12/26/13 / #20130340151

Bicycle helmet with vent

A bicycle helmet can include at least one ventilation opening and an exhaust port such that airflow enters the helmet through the ventilation opening and exits through the exhaust port, providing ventilation for a user. The orientation and location of the ventilation openings can reduce the aerodynamic drag of the helmet by delaying flow separation from the surface of the helmet and prevent airflow stagnation around the user's shoulders and neck.. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340150

Safety helmet

The present invention is for a safety helmet having a hard outer shell having a plurality of protective flexible air bags for protecting a person's head against blows to the helmet outer shell and having a shock absorbing face guard. Each air bag may have a plurality of cushioning air bags enclosure layers mounted to a thin foamed polymer shell lining. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340149

Detachable protective helmet shield and helmet

A helmet is disclosed with a detachable shield that completely envelopes or partially envelopes the helmet. This protective shield is replaceable and removable. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340148

Helmet

The objects of the present invention are to improve the effectiveness in strength of a chin guard and to form the chin guard in a shape conforming to the size of a helmet shell in state of a full-face helmet. In order to achieve such objects, there is provided a chin guard configuring the outmost layer of a helmet, crossing from side to side over the front open part of a helmet shell molded to an open-face shape, and supported about an axis passing through the right to left side of the helmet shell so as to swivel up and down, chin guard including a surface layer member formed from a flexible material to be deformable by deflection in a shape conforming to a different size of the helmet shell and a core member formed from a rigid material and mounted inside of the surface layer member, wherein the core member inhibits the surface layer member from deflection to adjust the surface layer member in a shape conforming to the size of the helmet shell.. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340147

Enhanced recoil attenuating safety helmet

A reinforced and impact attenuating helmet comprising a shell configured to receive a head of a wearer of the helmet, the shell comprising an outer surface and an inner surface; a series of linked coils; filler material; wherein the series of linked coils are entirely encased within the filler material to form a reinforcement layer, the reinforcement layer having a first surface and an opposing surface, the first surface of the reinforcement layer generally facing toward the inner surface of the shell, the reinforcement layer being located proximate the inner surface of the shell, forming a basic helmet assembly.. . ...

12/26/13 / #20130340146

Impact core for insertion inside an outer shell of a helmet

The invention relates to an impact core for insertion inside an outer shell of a helmet. The impact core comprises a shock-proof material and is substantially dome-shaped having cut outs to increase the flexibility of the impact core. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340145

Excess belt loops

A system of holding belt curvature that extends away from an individual's body having a set of loops of material. The loops are formed from longitudinal strips of material that are sewn end to end. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340144

Active head covering with moveable element

A system and method for increasing customer interest in head coverings. A set of actuating components are coupled to moveable elements of an active head covering, the moveable elements respond to operation of an actuating mechanism in a side extension.. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340143

Elastic water-absorbing head wrap

The present invention provides a water-absorbing envelope capable of suppressing wet hair with ease and effectively absorbing water therefrom, which comprises a continuous spiral tube consisting of an elastic part and a water-absorbing fabrics, an opening end of said elastic water-absorbing head wrap configured to be extended along a hair length; characterized in that said elastic water-absorbing head wrap being able to extend in length and to absorb water as characteristics thereof such that an inner diameter of said elastic water-absorbing wrap enwraps hair longitudinally to effectively absorb water from wet hair.. . ...

12/26/13 / #20130340142

Headwear with storable accessory

Headwear in which a storage area or pocket is formed in one side of the hat portion where an accessory is stored in the pocket when not in use. The free end of the accessory can be removed from the pocket by the wearer and pulled across the wearer's face after which the free end of the accessory is detachably secured to an opposite side of the hat portion so that the accessory remains positioned over the wearer's face. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340141

Grinding mode selector switch for welding masks

A grinding mode selector switch for welding masks which controls an anti-glare device blocking hazardous light during a welding operation or an operation using a cutting torch and protecting eyes of a worker during a grinding operation without taking off a welding mask during the welding operation and the grinding operation is disclosed. The grinding mode selector switch for welding masks is installed on the outer surface of the welding mask and is not touched by an external object, and the protruding height of a button protective cap is equal to or greater than the height of a button so as to prevent the button from being touched by an external object when the worker performs an operation.. ...

12/26/13 / #20130340140

Diving dry suit

Diving dry suit including a watertight first part forming, in one piece from top to bottom, a chest portion, trousers, and socks, and a separate second part forming a watertight jacket comprising an interior layer being in watertight material and comprising a chest portion and long sleeves, the interior layer being also provided with cuffs at the neck and at the end of the sleeves, an exterior layer of the jacket also comprising a chest portion and long sleeves, the interior layer and the exterior layer being separate entities separably fastened together at the level of at least one valve, the suit being free of any zip opening/closing system, and in that the central portion of the first part and the lower portion of the interior layer of the jacket each comprise an elastic material skirt to produce a watertight connection between the jacket and the first part.. . ...

12/19/13 / #20130333372

High-efficiency wind power generators used as hydrokinetic energy converters on bridge and other structures

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . In this invention, high-efficiency wind power generators are mounted on floats that are attached to bridge and other structures for generating electricity from hydrokinetic energy in water waves, currents and tides without submerging the wind power generators in the water. The use of bridge and other dual-use structures substantially reduces the capital cost necessary for installing this system to generate electricity in small as well as large amounts. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333371

Power generating equipment

Power generating equipment comprises a support structure adapted to be disposed on the bed of a body of water, a buoyant power generating apparatus having a centre of buoyancy, a winching device releasably engageable with the power generating apparatus, and operable to pay out and to retract a flexible winch tether. The flexible winch tether has first and second portions releasably connectable to one another, the first portion being connectable at one end thereof to the support structure and at a second end thereof to the second portion, and the second portion being attached at one end thereof to the winching device, and being connectable at a second end thereof to the first portion.. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333370

Method and apparatus for energy generation

A system for the generation of energy from the flow of water in a body of water is provided, the system comprising a support assembly extending across at least a portion of the body of water; a generator assembly mounted in the support assembly, the generator assembly comprising a first rotor assembly and a second rotor assembly, each rotor assembly comprising a vertical hub rotatable about a vertical axis and a plurality of vertical blades extending radially from the hub, the first and second rotor assemblies being arranged such that the volume swept by the blades of the first rotor assembly overlaps the volume swept by the blades of the second rotor assembly. The system may be used to generate energy, for example electricity. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333369

Hydrostatic piston engine having a brake device

A hydrostatic piston engine includes an actuating element configured to actuate a brake device to produce a braking force on a rotor of the piston engine. The actuating element is configured to release the brake device when a hydraulic force acts on the actuating element. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333368

System and method for the production of compressed fluids

The invention herein described consists of a single-cylinder free-piston engine system comprising a combustion cylinder, a compression cylinder, a seal between the two cylinders and a piston assembly, capable of being produced in a miniature scale (e.g., less than 10 cubic centimeters volume). The combustion cylinder consists of a holding chamber wherein fuel enters through a fuel inlet port before combustion, a combustion chamber wherein combustion occurs according to an hcci process, after which the excess fuel and exhaust leaves the engine system through a port for exhaust, and a port extending from the holding chamber to the combustion chamber. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333367

Hydraulic circuit for pipe layer

Disclosed is a hydraulic circuit for a pipe layer, in which the generation of hydraulic shock in equipment is prevented when an operating device or a moving device is finely operated during combined work in a pipe-laying operation mode. The hydraulic circuit for a pipe layer according to the present invention comprises a main control valve having a straight traveling valve and controls a discharged flow of a hydraulic pump by a negative flow control system, wherein the hydraulic circuit comprises: an unloading valve which linearly controls the closing of a passage of a flow that flows to a hydraulic tank from a center bypass passage of a hydraulic pump when an operating device or a moving device is finely operated during combined work; a pilot valve which is linked with a straight traveling valve, and supplies signal pressure corresponding to an operation signal of the moving device or the operating device to the unloading valve; and an operation mode switch valve which is switched during the combined work, and respectively supplies pilot signal pressure to the straight traveling valve, the pilot valve, and a valve spool which is installed on a downstream side of the center bypass passage of the hydraulic pump.. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333366

Hydraulic device for actuating a clutch

A hydraulic device, in particular for actuating a clutch, including a hydraulic working cylinder, which is arranged near the clutch and which is connected to a volumetric flow source via a hydraulic line. The volumetric flow rate of the volumetric flow source can be influenced by a control unit according to signals of the sensors associated with the hydraulic device. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333365

Controlling method and system for compressed air supply to a pneumatic network, in particular in an aircraft

A system for supplying compressed air to a pneumatic network includes a load compressor, an air supply and a power shaft driving the load compressor. The system also includes in an air outlet of such load compressor, a connecting channel connected, on the one side, with a channel connected with the pneumatic network and, on the other side, with an air discharge conduct towards an exhaust nozzle. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333364

Method and system for controlling an excavator

A control for an excavator of the type having a plurality of hydraulic cylinders for moving excavator components such that digging is accomplished at a worksite with an excavator bucket or other excavator implement, includes a plurality of hydraulic control valves, each of which is associated with a respective one of the hydraulic cylinders for controlling the application of hydraulic fluid pressure to the respective one of the hydraulic cylinders, and a plurality of manually actuated joystick valves for supplying hydraulic fluid pressure to the respective hydraulic control valves to control the movement of the hydraulic cylinders. The control includes a sensor arrangement for sensing the position of one or more excavator components.. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333363

Reductant decomposition and mixing system

A selective catalytic reduction (scr) system includes a mixer that has a plurality of blades spaced about a central tube. The mixer can be configured to receive a reductant and exhaust gas mixture. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333362

Catalyst composition

A catalyst composition comprises a mixed metal catalyst which comprises unalloyed palladium and palladium-gold alloy disposed on a support, wherein the palladium-gold alloy is enriched in gold and at least one promoter in which said promoter comprises at least one reducible metal oxide.. . ...

12/19/13 / #20130333361

Coking resistant aftertreatment dosing value and method of manufacture

A dosing valve for administering a reducing agent into an exhaust stream within an exhaust manifold of an internal combustion engine. The dosing valve includes a valve needle internally coaxial to a valve body and held in a closed position by a force of compressed spring acting axially and held in relation to the valve needle and valve body. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333360

Secondary air injection system

A secondary air injection system supplying some of air introduced into an intake manifold to an exhaust manifold may include: an electric supercharger compressing air introduced through an air duct; throttle valves installed at an upstream of the intake manifold and controlling the amount of air introduced into the intake manifold by controlling the amount of air passing through the electric supercharger; secondary air valves installed on branching paths branched from intake, lines that link the electric supercharger and the throttle vales and controlling the amount of air for secondary air injection; and an injector that post-combusts exhaust gas discharged from an engine by injecting secondary air passing through the secondary air valve to a runner of the manifold.. . ...

12/19/13 / #20130333359

Heat exchanger

A heat exchanger is provided for an exhaust system of an internal combustion engine. The exchanger has a thermoelectric generator which comprises a hot side and a cold side with a heating pipe arranged on one hot side of the thermoelectric generator, and with a cooling pipe arranged on one cold side of the thermoelectric generator. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333358

Control apparatus for an internal combustion engine

A control apparatus for an internal combustion engine determines, based on an output value of the downstream air-fuel ratio sensor, an air-fuel ratio of a gas flowing into the catalyst that is set to either a “target rich ratio” or a “target lean ratio”, and determines a fuel injection amount. Disclosed is an evaporated fuel purge section for introducing an evaporated fuel generated in a fuel tank into an intake passage. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333357

Exhaust gas purifying device

An exhaust gas purifying device includes a cylindrical shell, a flow channel pipe, and a lid member. The pipe is connected to the shell along a radial direction of the shell. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333356

Working gas circulation engine

A working gas circulation engine which comprises a circulation passage part which connects an inlet port communicated to a combustion chamber and an exhaust port communicated to the combustion chamber in the exterior of the combustion chamber, supplies fuel, oxygen, and working gas to the combustion chamber to burn the fuel in the combustion chamber, and supplies the working gas contained in the exhaust gas discharged through the exhaust port from the combustion chamber to the combustion chamber through the circulation passage part and the inlet port. The working gas circulation engine comprises a water vapor condensing means which interposes in said circulation passage part and has an entrance part and an exit part, the water vapor condensing means removes water vapor from gas flowing thereinto through the entrance part from said circulation passage part by condensing water vapor contained in the gas and discharges the gas from the exit part to said circulation passage part, a gas pressure detecting means to detect the pressure of the gas flowing into said water vapor condensing means, and a gas pressure adjusting means to adjust the pressure detected by said gas pressure detecting means.. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333355

System and method for active reveneration of a dpf of a construction machine having an electro-hydraulic pump

An exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure relates to a system for active regeneration of a dpf of a diesel engine, and more particularly, to a system and a method for active regeneration of a dpf including an electro-hydraulic pump, in which a non-work load is arbitrarily provided to the diesel engine to quickly perform active regeneration of the dpf even in a state in which substantial work of the construction machine having an electro-hydraulic pump is stopped, and to this end, provides a system and a method for active regeneration of a dpf of a construction machine in that, when performing the active regeneration of the dpf, a center bypass cut valve is driven to convert a hydraulic system of the construction machine to an open state, a predetermined flow rate of working fluid is discharged from the electro-hydraulic pump using an adjustor such as an electromagnetic proportional control valve (eppr), and the working fluid is collected in to a tank through an opened center bypass line, thus allowing the working fluid to flow without driving a working machine to produce a so-called non-work load, and the engine is overheated by the load, and the temperature of the exhaust gas is raised to a predetermined temperature so as to satisfy a temperature condition required for the active regeneration of the dpf.. . ...

12/19/13 / #20130333354

Membrane separation method and system utilizing waste heat for on-board recovery and storage of co2 from motor vehicle internal combustion engine exhaust gases

E. An exhaust gas conduit in fluid communication with the treated exhaust gas stream outlet from the membrane module zone.. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333353

Control of aftertreatment regeneration in a hybrid powered vehicle

A method for controlling aftertreatment regeneration for a system having a hybrid powertrain is described. The method includes determining that an engine aftertreatment regeneration is indicated when a regeneration request index exceeds a first threshold. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333352

Flow distributor for engine exhaust aftertreatment component

An engine exhaust aftertreatment component includes a housing defining an exhaust flow from an exhaust inlet to an exhaust outlet. An exhaust aftertreatment substrate is positioned within the housing between the exhaust inlet and the exhaust outlet and has an upstream face, which includes an inner region surrounded by an outer region. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333351

Filter regeneration using filter temperature modulation

According to one embodiment, an apparatus for controlling the regeneration of a particulate filter of an internal combustion engine system includes an operating conditions module that is configured to monitor at least one engine system condition. The apparatus also includes a regeneration module that is configured to trigger a regeneration event if the at least one engine system condition meets a threshold. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333350

Airfoil including adhesively bonded shroud

An airfoil includes an airfoil body that extends between a leading edge and a trailing edge, a suction side and a pressure side, and a first end and a second end. At least one fitting is located on at least one of the first end and the second end. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333349

Turbine exhaust duct design for air cooled condensers

A double turbine exhaust duct design and an inline v turbine exhaust duct design that both eliminate the need for the standard t-piece in a turbine exhaust duct assembly, substantially reducing the steam-side pressure drop, minimizing the sub-cooling in the steam cycle (the temperature difference between acc condensate temperature out and turbine steam temperature), thus improving the overall efficiency of the steam cycle plant heat rate.. . ...

12/19/13 / #20130333348

Chain consisting of oval profile chain links, and method for producing a chain of this type

A chain has alternating vertical and horizontal chain links and with each link having an oval profile. The vertical links having an end web supporting surface formed on its inside that engages with a complementary bearing surface on the end web of adjacent horizontal link. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333347

Air jet spinning machine and method of operation thereof

The invention relates to a method of operation for an air jet spinning machine, which is characterized in that the spinning process is interrupted when a yarn fault (18) is detected, and subsequent to the interruption of the spinning process a piecing process is initiated which is at least partly carried out by the spinning station (2) and in which a number of yarn process and handling devices directly assigned to the spinning station (2) are applied. Furthermore, an air jet spinning machine is proposed which permits such a piecing method.. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333346

Synthetic rope formed of blend fibers

A rope structure of the present invention comprises a plurality of first yarns and a plurality of second yarns. The first yarns are formed of at least one material selected from the group of materials comprising hmpe, lcp, aramids, and pbo, have a breaking elongation of approximately 2%-5%, and have a tenacity of approximately 25-45 gpd. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333345

Harvesting device for picking up plants

A harvesting device for harvesting and/or picking up crop such as plants or plant parts located on the field is configured with a pick-up unit with a working width oriented transversely to the direction of travel (f), for picking up the crop. The pick-up unit has a multiplicity of pick-up elements, each of which can move at least partially in the vertical direction and are disposed along the working width. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333344

Rotary lawn mower cutting blade

A rotary lawn mower cutting blade with reduced drag and improved cutting ability includes a central mounting section, intermediate sections, and outboard sections along a common longitudinal axis and disposed about a common center of rotation. The outboard sections include downward and inward projecting sections. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333343

Swather with floating header

A tractor has hydraulically driven wheels at a cab end and castor wheels at an engine end. It can be driven cab forward in a working mode with a header on the forward end. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333342

Lawn maintenance method, system and apparatus

A method, system and apparatus for a lawn or turf care maintenance machine, including at least one of fully electric operation; multi-purpose operation; and overnight, silent operation. The machine can be configured for at least one of golf course maintenance, turf care, landscaping, outdoor work, and transportation.. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333341

Flutable fiber webs with high dust holding capacity

The fiber webs described herein may be incorporated into filter media and filter elements. The fiber webs may exhibit a high dust holding capacity. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333340

Cooling air cleaner of an electronic device

The present invention relates to an air cleaner for the removal of pollutants from an air flow by a filter module, the filter module of which includes at least one permeable filter layer for the accumulation of pollutants on the filter layer. A bypass channel will be provided and established such that part of the unfiltered air flow may bypass any filter layer. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333339

Equine eyewear

Equine protective eyewear, including uv rays protection lens, is dimensionally optimized for equine or animals baring similar facial structure. The lens provided in the eyewear range from clear to a variety of colors also having uv rays protection.. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333338

Apparatus for packing stacks of folded tissue products and the like with film

An apparatus for packaging stacks of folded tissue products or the like with blanks of plastic film is disclosed. The apparatus comprises at least one pocket comprising a plurality of side walls disposed within a drum having a longitudinal axis, a plurality of adjacent grooves disposed upon the side walls within the pocket, insertion means for inserting a single stack in the pocket, along an insertion direction, with the interposition and consequent folding of a corresponding blank, and control means adapted to drive the stop means along the insertion direction in a coordinated manner with respect to the operation of the insertion means.. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333337

Installation for grouping containers which have a circular or ovoid cross-section and are in the form of packs

The invention relates to an installation for grouping containers (1) which have a circular or ovoid cross-section and are in the form of packs (17) in staggered columns prior to their covering, comprising means for arranging said containers (1) in the form of staggered columns, characterized in that said installation comprises means (18) for pushing at least one of said containers (1) that are arranged in a staggered manner so as to create, by rearrangement, an additional column (21) in the pack (17).. . ...

12/19/13 / #20130333336

Heat sealer with algorithm for regulating sealing temperature

A vacuum and sealing appliance comprises a heat sealing element for sealing a container during a sealing cycle. A controller controls the temperature of the heat sealing element during the sealing cycle based on a signal from a temperature sensor that senses the real-time temperature of the heat sealing element. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333335

Vent opening mechanism

An improved drink can is disclosed wherein the drink can has a drink opening and a vent opening which are positioned opposite from each other with respect to a central portion of a top end of a drink can. The tab is attached to the central portion and can be pulled upward to open the drink opening then pushed back downward to open the vent opening. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333334

Emulsion disinfecting, sanitizing, and cleaning compositions made with hydrophobic antimicrobial agents

Antimicrobial emulsions having hydrophobic antimicrobial agents, surfactants, solubilizing agents, metal chelators and optionally thickening agents. The emulsions have a small particle size and high zeta potential. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333333

Filling station and method of filling an envelope

A filling station for filling an envelope with a filling material includes a filling area, a holder configured to hold an envelope to be filled in the filling area while it is being filled and to release the filled envelope once it has been filled, at least one opener configured to open the envelope to be filled, an inserter configured to insert a filling material into the opened envelope to be filled, and a transport unit configured to move a subsequent envelope into the filling area while the envelope to be filled is being filled, the opener being configured to open the subsequent envelope before the filled envelope has completely left the filling area.. . ...

12/19/13 / #20130333332

Automated packaging systems, devices, and methods

An automated method for forming a packaged good article includes establishing a continuous path of travel for a mandrel. The mandrel defines an open interior between a package side and a loading side. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333331

Method of packing edibles

This invention relates to the use of a non-hygroscopic adhesive in packing and an improved method of packing edibles using non-hygroscopic adhesive which is applied on the entire length of both the margins of the packaging material till the end, wherein the breadth of the adhesive is usually around 1 cm. The edibles are wrapped by closely apposing the margins without any open surface. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333330

Filling station and method of filling an envelope

A filling station for filling an envelope is configured to receive a filling material and an envelope. The filling station includes a filling area including at least one filling aid, an envelope feeder configured to receive an envelope and to hold the envelope at least partly at a position outside the filling area, and a transport device configured to move an envelope, which is arranged in the envelope feeder, to the filling aid. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333329

Method for portioning high radiation intensity waste and apparatus therefor

The present invention is directed to a method for portioning high radiation intensity waste and an apparatus thereof. A hanging mechanism hangs both a manual lifting mechanism and a lead shield, wherein the manual lifting mechanism is provided with a net basket hanging chain extending downwards, wherein the net basket hanging chain can be manipulated to be lifted or lowered. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333328

System and method for compacting solid medical waste

A system for collecting and compressing waste collected in a medical or surgical procedure. The system includes a bag for collecting the waste that is seated on a mobile cart. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333327

Sustainable wipes products and methods of forming same

A wipes product includes a wipes container filled with at least one wipe substrate. The wipes container is formed at least partially from a first polymer and the first polymer is synthetic and at least partially derived from a renewable resource via a first intermediate monomeric compound. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333326

Transportation base load unitizer

A transportation base load unitizer (8) for unitizing a load (14) on a transportation base (16), such as a pallet. The unitizer (8) comprises at least one elastic section (12) and at least one protection section (10) for providing greater protection to a load (14) on a transportation base than the at least one elastic section (12). ...

12/19/13 / #20130333325

Closer for containers

A closer for containers, in particular bottles, with a closing head acting in a clean room and with an electric motor comprising at least one rotor and at least one stator, with the closing head connected with the rotor, and an element for clean room separation is formed between the rotor and the stator.. . ...

12/19/13 / #20130333324

Apparatus and method for protecting in-ground wood

An apparatus and method for decreasing rot and insect damage to in-ground wood increases the effective life of the wood. A waterproof collar has an upper margin that defines a seal against the wood and the collar surrounds the wood from a point above the ground level to a predetermined location below the ground level. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333323

Anti-microbial paper substrates useful in wallboard tape applications

This invention relates to paper products and/or substrates suitable for being made into wallboard tape (also may be known as joint tape and/or drywall tape) and having improved reduction or inhibition in the growth of microbes, mold and/or fungus. The paper substrate is characterized by its excellent physical properties including cross direction (cd) tensile, machine (md) tensile, internal bond, wet tensile, hygroexpansivity, curl, bonding properties, bonding of joint tape to joint compound, etc. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333322

Counteracting uplift in building superstructures

An assembly comprises a first connector attached to a first hollow metal log of a building superstructure; a latch; and a second connector attached to a second hollow metal log of the superstructure. The first connector comprises a slot for receiving a projecting flange of the latch, and the second connector comprises an opening adapted to receive a cam portion of the latch. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333321

Outer rail for wall plate covering

The outer rail retains two lateral screw webs of an intermediate rail to construct a base for wall plate covering. Two retention devices are disposed oppositely on respective inner sides of each retention web for retaining a respective screw web of the intermediate rail. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333320

Space frames and connection node arrangement for them

In a double layer grid-type of space frame, certain framing members are connected at their opposite ends to separate node connectors carried by chords of the frame. The node connectors have spaced apart opposing surfaces that receive the framing members. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333319

Stackable surface module for a wall surface

A stackable surface module is provided for a wall surface that can be both erected and dismantled. The stackable surface module is especially useful in certain applications, such as for earthquake-resistant walls, a cupola, a bridge, a site fence, a noise protection wall, an upwind power station, a heat exchanger or a coastal protection wall.. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333318

Reinforced masonry panel structures

A mounting arrangement 10e is provided for a cleat 30a or other body for receiving the ends of elongate reinforcements (e.g. Rebars 40a, 40b) in a bond beam in a masonry panel 66. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333317

Serpentine insert for open web grid

A grid runner and method of its manufacture that saves material content with use of a serpentine sheet metal web configured to be essentially scrapless and that results in a parallel chord truss-like construction with open spaces between an upper reinforcing bulb and a lower flange.. . ...

12/19/13 / #20130333316

Form system with lath covering

Provided is a concrete form system that may include a first panel, a first connection assembly, a first retaining member, and a lath. The first panel may include a first plurality of apertures. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333315

Method for producing a functional layer of a building shell, and building shell and functional layer

A functional layer for a building shell, a method for production of the functional layer, and a building shell with the functional layer applied thereto. The building shell has a sheathing on its inside and a large number of rafters with roof bays provided between the rafters and the sheathing. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333314

Form assembly for concrete slabs and methods of assembling same

A form assembly includes an outer frame having a predefined shape. The frame includes at least two segments that are coupled together at a coupling portion. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333313

Masonry building block and interlocking wall system incorporating such blocks

A rectangular shaped interlocking building block comprises a pair of exterior sides and an upper and a lower longitudinally extending horizontal faces and a pair of opposite vertical ends and wherein said building blocks include a pair of side members and wherein each of said side members includes a vertically extending exterior rib on an inner side thereof; a generally rectangular intermediate section is disposed between said side members in an abutting relationship and wherein the intermediate section defines a rectangular shaped vertical recess between the side members and a recess that extends between a bottom of one of said side members and the top of an adjacent block. The rectangular rib and vertical recesses are constructed and dimensioned so that one rib fits loosely but closely within the recess and the intermediate section includes a pair of elliptical shaped vertical passageways.. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333312

Skylight dome

A dome for a skylight; said dome formed of light transmitting material; at least an internal surface of said dome provided with prismatic structures arranged so as to direct incident light from without said dome to points below a lower periphery of said dome; said prismatic structures formed as adjoining facets of a plurality of curved ridges; each of said curved ridges extending from a first upper end to a second lower end.. . ...

12/19/13 / #20130333311

Synthetic flooring with area elastic properties

In accordance with a representative embodiment broadly described herein, the present invention provides for a resilient athletic surface. The surface includes a resilient base layer, an intermediate layer, and a clear polymer wear layer. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333310

Modular structure, modular panel to make said modular structure and corresponding method to make said modular structure

Structure, such as a roof or a wall, comprising a plurality of modular panels (11). Each modular panel (11) has a shell (13) and a filling element (14) coupled with each other and defining at least a compartment (24, 25) for the disposition of a heat-carrying fluid and/or of fluidic and electric connection cables. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333309

In-ground storm shelter

In areas with propensity for tornados, for example in the central part of the country, the plain states, the mid-west, and also in florida, it is customary to have some form of storm shelter in which the occupants of commercial and residential buildings can seek refuge in the event of a tornado. The safest type of storm shelter is a so-called in-ground storm shelter. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333308

Fabricated stone apparatus and method of constructing the same

A fabricated stone apparatus is provided. A plurality of stone sheets are affixed together to form a fabricated stone structure having a substantially hollow interior portion, wherein each of the plurality of stone sheets is substantially planar, and wherein a side edge of one of the plurality of stone sheets engages with a side edge of another of the plurality of stone sheets. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333307

Awning brackets and panel

An apparatus and system to removably install, or replace, an awning panel. The awning panel is mounted on a wall or structure or similar vertical surface by insertion into a pair of mounting brackets that have been affixed to the wall. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333306

Termination pocket for deck

The present invention relates to flashing systems used to control and redirect water and, more specifically, to flashing systems used to control and redirect water from the junction of a deck with a wall or post. The present invention utilizes a se of flashing members and an upward facing pocket to create a system that drains water away from the decking assembly, including the support structure and decking.. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333305

Snow fence for a solar panel

A roof mount apparatus for mounting on a roof surface includes a first solar panel having a first frame secured to the roof surface, a second solar panel having a second frame secured to the roof surface, the second solar panel spaced from the first solar panel and defining a slot between the first and second frames, and a snow fence secured to the first and second frames. The snow fence includes a bracket positioned adjacent to a top of the first and second frames, the bracket protruding from the first and second frames to inhibit sliding of snow along at least one of the first and second solar panels, and a coupling device including an elongated portion positioned in the slot and extending substantially perpendicular to the roof surface and a wide portion positioned within a channel to couple the bracket to the first and second frames.. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333304

Water flow apparatus

A guttering system for water drainage of roofs and buildings. The gutter system comprising a first elongate covered channel member capable of carrying water flow in a first direction and at least a second elongate covered channel positioned above or below said first elongate covered channel, capable of transporting water in a same said direction of water flow.. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333303

Modular roofing system

A modular roofing system includes a lower set of co-adjacent rectangular panels locked together by an upper set of co-adjacent hexagonal tiles made from a light-weight rigid urethane foam material coated with a durable outer layer of non-foam polyurethane plastic. The tiles can carry photovoltaic cells that interconnect at opposite ends to adjacent tiles. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333302

Mobile arched telescopic deployable stage system

A mobile arched telescopic deployable stage system. The system has a stage portion, with a main stage portion and a plurality of extension stage portions. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333301

Superhard structure and method of making same

A superhard structure comprises a body of polycrystalline superhard material comprising a first region and a second region. The second region is adjacent an exposed surface of the superhard structure and comprises a diamond material or cubic boron nitride with a density greater than 3.4×103 kilograms per cubic metre when the second region comprises diamond material. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333300

Polycrystalline diamond material

A polycrystalline diamond material comprises a mass of diamond particles or grains exhibiting inter-granular bonding and a binder material comprising a non-metallic catalyst material for diamond, the non-metallic catalyst material for diamond being a metal oxoanion, the oxoanion being selected from the group comprising molybdates, tungstates, vanadates, phosphates and mixtures thereof.. . ...

12/19/13 / #20130333299

Abrasive recovery method and abrasive recovery device

There is provided an abrasive recovery device and an abrasive recovery method capable of recovering a slurry which is condensed until a concentration of its abrasive becomes high while suppressing an increase in pressure loss and a great decrease in a recovery ratio ascribable to membrane clogging. The abrasive recovery device is a device 1 which recovers an abrasive from a used polishing slurry which has been used in a cmp process, the device including a separation membrane 41 having a cylindrical hole passage to which the used polishing slurry is led, wherein an effective filtration part of the hole passage of the separation membrane 41 has a 0.8 m length or less, and the abrasive recovery device 1 condenses the used polishing slurry until a concentration of the abrasive becomes 10 mass % or more.. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333298

Abrasive agent, method for producing abrasive agents, and electronic device

A method for producing abrasive agents includes: adding a silica to a manganese compound; heat-treating the manganese compound to which the silica has been added; forming abrasive grains by milling the manganese compound to which the silica has been added and which has been heat-treated; and adding a solvent to the abrasive grains.. . ...

12/19/13 / #20130333297

High toughness thermally stable polycrystalline diamond

A mixture for fabricating a cutting table, the cutting table, and a method of fabricating the cutting table. The mixture includes a cutting table powder and a binder. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333296

Adjustable template and a method for operating the template

An adjustable template for defining outer peripheral dimensions of a door comprises first and second side elements (5,6), each of which comprises an outer telescoping member (8) and an inner telescoping member (9). The first and second side elements (5,6) are coupled together by upper and lower linkage mechanisms (10,11) so that the first and second side elements (5,6) are operable between an inoperable state illustrated in fig. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333295

Attachment structure for window glass

In a structure for attaching a window glass to a window frame portion of a vehicle, an adhesive-flow-blocking member is provided between a resin mold attached to an end edge portion of the window glass, and an adhesive that bonds the window glass to a body of the vehicle. Moreover, the resin mold and the window glass are fixed to each other through an elastic sheet. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333294

Removable window draft blocker

A window draft blocker uses resilient elements held in spaced parallel relationship within a rectangular envelope and also has at least one impervious sleeve surrounding one of the resilient bodies protecting it from the elements.. . ...

12/19/13 / #20130333293

Side load constant force counterbalance system

A side load constant force window balance assembly is disclosed. The balance assembly has a spring member, a spring housing, and a carrier module. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333292

Sliding door

In a sliding door with a door panel supported by a carriage disposed on a guide rail so as to foe movable between spaced door stops, the door stops include shock absorbers and the carriage has contact elements for contact with the shock absorbers. The shock absorbers further include return springs which are compressed by the engagement of the sliding door panel, the sliding door panel being lockable in its end positions by a locking arrangement for retaining it in an end position.. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333291

Actuating drive for moving a furniture flap

The invention relates to an actuating drive for moving a flap of a piece of furniture, comprising: at least one pivotably supported actuating arm for moving the flap, a spring device for applying a pivoting torque to the actuating arm in the opening direction, and an adjusting device having an adjusting screw, which has a thread, wherein the pivoting torque of the spring device acting on the actuating arm can be adjusted by means of a rotational motion of the adjusting screw, wherein the adjusting screw has a screw shaft, wherein a screw nut is supported in such a way that said nut can be moved along the screw shaft by means of a rotational motion of the adjusting screw, wherein the adjusting screw has a blocking device separate from the thread, which blocking device prevents an unintentional rotational motion of the adjusting screw.. . ...

12/19/13 / #20130333290

Vehicle door opening device

A vehicle door opening device comprises a drive unit, an opening cable and a closing cable. The drive unit comprises a housing, a motor mounted to the housing and having armature, and a drum rotated by the motor. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333289

Caustic scrubber system and method for biogas treatment

The present invention provides a method and apparatus for the treatment of process gas from an anaerobic digestion system or a landfill gas system. In one embodiment, the system comprises a caustic scrubber including a vertical column having a top and a bottom and including a counter current flow system, wherein a process gas stream flows up vertically through the column in counter current flow to a caustic liquid solution that flows downward through the column. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333288

Production of fuel gas by pyrolysis utilizing a high pressure electric arc

A system for the production of fuel gas from solid or liquid organic feedstock uses a reentrant structure and a high pressure electric discharge to distinctly separate regions of slow and fast pyrolysis. Efficient re-use of discharge energy sustains the evolution of tar gas, through slow pyrolysis, which forms the feed gas for the discharge without introduction of air. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333287

Planter assembly

A planter assembly includes a support and a plurality of planter units configured to attach at the support. The support is an elongated support that is configured to be generally vertical when used in the planter assembly. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333286

Systems and methods for a vertical planter

Various embodiments provide systems and methods for a vertical planter. Systems and methods according to various aspects of the present invention may comprise a planter system configured for growing plants in horizontal rows wherein each row is arranged vertically with respect to each other row. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333285

Modular vegetated roof system

Described herein is a module for covering a surface with vegetation. The module comprises a drainage board having an upper surface for supporting a growth medium. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333284

Silica based plant growth medium

A method for growing plants is disclosed. The method includes the steps of mixing a gel precursor that is characterized by the ability to absorb water, form a viscous gel, provide water and nutrition to a plant, and remain capable of being reconstituted with a fresh supply of water, with a gel-forming nutrient composition in an amount sufficient to create a viscous gel, and adding a plant item selected from the group consisting of seeds and seedlings to the gel.. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333283

Plant support system

A support for plants formed of an elongated member having coils at or adjacent to first and second ends which provide for engagement to one or a plurality of support posts in an elevated position to support plants or a growing structure roof. The supports and coils are formed as a unitary structure and can also include a centrally located coil to provide support for watering and other components for supported plants. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333282

Landscaping ground cover system

A landscaping ground cover system and method is disclosed having a ground mat. The ground mat has one or more fill boundaries defining a plurality of fill areas. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333281

Apparatus and system for growing plants

An apparatus and system for growing plants having a garden structure comprised of a plurality of interconnected trellis panel frames made of frame segments which are connected together by fittings, with attached soil containers for growing plants.. . ...

12/19/13 / #20130333280

Method for gas treatment of coal

In a method for gas treatment of coal wherein coal (1, 2) is loaded on a moving mesh conveyor (111, 112) having a quadrilateral mesh and heated gas (11, 12) is circulated from above and below so as to bring the heated gas (11, 12) into contact with the coal (1, 2) via the mesh of the mesh conveyor (111, 112), two layers of coal for lower level stacking (1a, 2a) having a diameter (dl) that is greater than twice the length (lss) of the short side of the mesh of the mesh conveyor (111, 112) are loaded on the mesh of the mesh conveyor (111, 112) and coal for upper level stacking (1b, 2b) having a diameter (du) that is twice said length (lss) or less is loaded on the coal for lower level stacking (1a, 2a).. . ...

12/19/13 / #20130333279

Flame enhancement for a rotary kiln

A rotary kiln includes a stationary burner and at least one electrode configured to apply an electric field and/or voltage to a flame supported by the stationary burner. The electric field may contain the flame and/or accelerate combustion to shift most heat transfer from the flame from radiation heat transfer to convective heat transfer.. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333278

Low water biomass-derived pyrolysis oils and processes for producing the same

Low water-containing biomass-derived pyrolysis oils and processes for producing them are provided. The process (200) includes condensing (204) pyrolysis gases including condensable pyrolysis gases and non-condensable gases to separate the condensable pyrolysis gases from the non-condensable gases, the non-condensable gases having a water content, drying (206) the non-condensable pyrolysis gases to reduce the water content of the-non-condensable gases to form reduced-water non-condensable pyrolysis gases, and providing (208) the reduced-water non-condensable pyrolysis gases to a pyrolysis reactor for forming the biomass-derived pyrolysis oil.. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333277

Fuel composition

The present invention provides a fuel composition comprising: (a) a fuel; (b) polyglycerol polyricinoleic acid (c) a monoglyceride of a fatty acid.. . ...

12/19/13 / #20130333276

Mixing method for manufacturing an emulsified fuel

A mixing apparatus is disclosed. The mixing apparatus comprises a mixing device having a constant flow area. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333275

System and methods for pest reduction

The present invention includes a new type of bait for wood-targeting pest baiting systems and methods of obtaining the bait. Certain embodiments of the present invention include a blue-stained wood either treated with a solution that includes blue-stain fungi or wood naturally infected with blue-stain fungi. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333274

Insect trap

A method of controlling pests includes applying a trap (10) to a plant. The a trap (10) includes a tube (12) of resilient material with a longitudinal slit (16) in its outer wall (14) for at least part of the length of the tube (12) and a number of apertures (18) in the outer wall. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333273

Rodent baiting station

The invention is a baiting station for rodents. The baiting station comprises a housing, a lid, and a partition. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333272

Material application to fishing lures possessing temperature sensitive chromaticity vicissitude creating a color changing fishing lure or rubber bait

The process by which materials are applied to a plastic fishing lure surface, thus producing a lure that possesses chromatic vicissitude as a result of water temperature fluctuations. At the onset of this process, a non-thermochromatic base layer of one or more colours is applied to the plastic fishing lure. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333271

Locking twist grip drive handle outrigger positioner

A twist grip drive handle outrigger device having a locking mechanism for use on a fishing vessel having a first tubular member for holding of an outrigger pole, which is rotatably journaled to a second tubular member that is mounted to a fixed structure. The second tubular member houses a twist grip drive handle assembly that allows manual rotation of the outrigger pole. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333270

Multiple mode artificial fishing lure

An aquatic life simulation apparatus and system capable of reading the environmental conditions of the water and configured to modify apparatus' behavioral characteristics based on the recorded data. The apparatus contains a waterproof component having a controller operationally coupled to a sound producing chip having pre-recorded bait fish sounds recorded thereon; a speaker to broadcast said recorded sounds; and a sensor for detecting dynamic movements. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333269

Limb line fishing device

A limb line fishing device having a length of fishing line and a hollow indicator tube, wherein the indicator tube slidably receives the fishing line. The indicator tube can be used to determine at a distance whether a fish has been caught. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333268

Fishing rod holder

An improved fishing rod holder is provided that includes a base assembly, a rod holder assembly, and a connecting member that connects the base and rod holder assemblies. The connecting member is connected to the rod holder assembly with a first t-joint. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333267

Mounting device and method

A device for mounting hunting decoys, bird deterrents, trail cameras, and the like to support surfaces.. . ...

12/19/13 / #20130333266

Augmented sight and sensing system

An augmented sight and sensing system that allows both improved pointing accuracy and improved detail of sensing information through a plurality of means that superimposes situation-relevant information on a target image in a manner that allows a composite image, with or without additional sensed information, to be detected at one or more subsequent sensory locations or devices. The system includes beam-splitting means to divide incoming light beams from a target image into two separate beams, one beam that may be collected by a first sensor (such as seen by an observer's eye or alternate sensor such as a camera) and the other collected by a second imaging sensor or module, and means to generate and superimpose information (such as a reticle) on the target image seen by both, and means to collect and transmit the composite image and information.. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333265

Foam swabs for cleaning firearms

Applicant has disclosed a foam swab for cleaning and lubricating firearms. In the preferred embodiment, the invention comprises: a molded plastic shank having a threaded free end and a series of parallel rings spaced between parallel spacers; and a foam cover, preferably made of polyurethane, thermally bonded to the spacers. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333264

Gun magazine-clip finger-tip supplemental-release tool

A finger-tip device facilitating convenient release of a magazine-clip from a gun such as an ar-15 rifle, some of which magazine/release-buttons are configured with a statute-mandated recessed sub-button therein, requiring dexterous insertion of a separate pocket-carried cylindrical probe-tool is disclosed. An index-finger stall adapted with an insertion-pin is provided. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333263

Firearm handgrip adapter

An apparatus for mounting a handgrip on a forward portion of a firearm. The apparatus includes a mount having an upper portion with a clamp for removably engaging the firearm forward portion. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333262

Thumb safety for model 1911 handgun

A pistol thumb safety that is capable of being coupled to a frame of a pistol, the thumb safety including a safety body adapted to be movably mounted to the frame so that the body is movable between firing and safe positions. The safety body includes an outer side surface, an inner side surface, and a top portion. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333261

Magazine base pad

A magazine includes a body member having a front, a back, and opposing side walls that define a first orifice at a first distal end of the body member, a retention plate member having a base, end wall, and retention spring portion, and a planar engagement surface extending from the base portion at an oblique angle relative to the base portion, wherein a portion of the front wall of the body member is disposed in a gap defined by the end wall portion and the retention spring portion, and an end plate member slidably engaging the body member, the end plate member having a base portion that defines an orifice having an engagement surface defining an oblique angle relative to the base portion, wherein the planar engagement surface of the retention plate member is disposed in the orifice in contact with the planar engagement surface of the end plate member.. . ...

12/19/13 / #20130333260

Slide bearing component for pistol with light alloy body structure

This invention relates to countering of the weight caused by high temperature and pressure that arise during the firing of the pistol by this component, instead of the aluminum alloy body; by inserting, into the pistol with light alloy body structure, a bearing component that is all-steel, independent of the body of the pistol, and that can be assembled and disassembled when necessary; elimination of deformations of the aluminum alloy body caused by the high temperature and high pressure; and lengthening the working life of the pistol by increasing the rate of fire.. . ...

12/19/13 / #20130333259

Communicating board

A communicating board includes: a display medium including a sheet of fabric, the sheet of fabric comprising, on at least one surface, loops intended to cooperate with a gripping strip provided with hooks; at least one first gripping strip provided with hooks enabling to hold in position the display medium, and at least one substantially rectilinear profile including a first planar connecting surface having the at least one first gripping strip provided with hooks positioned thereon. The first planar connecting surface is inclined towards a rear surface of the display medium when the latter cooperates with the at least one first gripping strip provided with hooks, the first planar connecting surface forming with a visible planar surface of the display medium an angle greater than 30°.. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333258

Readerboard system

A graphic panel system for providing a message spanning all or substantially all of a readerboard is provided. According to embodiments of the present invention, panel elements may be combined to form larger graphic images and textual messages. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333257

Mobile advertising displays

Mobile advertising displays configured to mount to a bicycle having a frame and a wheel, the mobile advertising displays including a mounting mechanism configured to mount to the frame of the bicycle proximate the wheel, a brace coupled to the mounting mechanism, and a display retained on the brace. In some examples, the mobile advertising display is bilaterally mounted to the frame of the bicycle and includes identifying information. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333256

Trading card with slots for interchangeable inserts

A trading card (10) that is collectible by one or more users comprises a card body (12) and a first card insert (20). The card body (12) includes a first side (14), an opposed second side (16), and a first slot region (18a) that is formed into at least one of the first side (14) and the second side (16). ...

12/19/13 / #20130333255

Fold-away ironing device with steam generator

Fold-away ironing device comprising a frame (12) attached to the wall and in which there is an ironing board surrounded by a mobile frame (18). In a first position, the ornamental front part is visible in the frame fixed to the wall and the ironing board is folded away, and in the second position, the front part is folded away and the ironing board becomes visible. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333254

Excavator wear assembly

A lock assembly to lock two members together, typically an excavator wear member, such as a tooth, on to an adaptor. The lock assembly has a locking pin with a flange portion and a retaining assembly that receives the locking pin. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333253

Belt assembly for conveyor mechanism of a peat moss harvesting apparatus

A peat moss harvesting apparatus includes a supporting structure attachable to a carrier vehicle, and a conveyor mechanism mounted to the supporting structure. The conveyor mechanism includes first and second pulleys and a belt assembly. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333252

System and method for protecting the heel area of footwear

An improved system and method for protecting the heel area of footwear is disclosed herein. Specifically, a heel protector system is disclosed. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333251

Spike sole reinforced by fiber reinforcement

An frp-made spike sole of the present invention has a plurality of spikes in a front foot portion, wherein: at least one layer of a main reinforcement sheet which is arranged spanning from a front end of the front foot portion to a rear end of a middle foot portion and made of fiber reinforcement coated with a matrix resin is laminated with a layer of a first cut-off sheet which is absent at least in an area in the vicinity of the front end of the front foot portion and which is arranged in the middle foot portion and made of fiber reinforcement coated with a matrix resin; and a front end of the first cut-off sheet is positioned posterior to a front end of a proximal phalanx of a big toe and anterior to a base of the metatarsal bone of the big toe.. . ...

12/19/13 / #20130333250

Article of footwear incorporating illuminable strands

An article of footwear may include an upper and a sole structure secured to the upper. The upper includes at least one illuminable strand located to be visible from an exterior of the article of footwear. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333249

Athletic shoe having cleats

An athletic shoe having cleats, includes an upper and an outsole, wherein the outsole has a front portion capable of receiving the front of the foot, a central portion capable of receiving the middle of the foot, and a rear portion capable of receiving the heel. The rear portion of the outsole includes a hollow shell and a heel seat, the heel seat being removably arranged in a recess formed by the hollow shell, and the rear portion has a portion that is thickened relative to the front portion, the thickened portion being adjustable by modifying the thickness of the removable heel seat.. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333248

Article of footwear with base plate having structure and studs

An article of footwear with a base plate having a structure and studs is disclosed. The structure may moderate stud pressure and enhance support during the first step of sprinting, quick directional changes, and backward movement. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333247

Golf shoe outsole

A golf shoe outsole comprises a thin, flexible base layer having many discrete platforms projecting downwardly from the base layer for providing traction elements. The platforms are separated by channels and open regions to allow the discrete platforms to readily flex relative to one another about the thin base layer, providing enhanced flexibility to the outsole and improved traction performance during a dynamic act such as a golf swing.. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333246

Reconfigurable shoe

A hinge member incorporated between a footbed toe plate and footbed arch plate allowing a shoe to be configured as a flat or heeled shoe. The footbed toe plate and footbed arch plate are rotatably joined via one or more hinge pins inserted through interlaced teeth of each plate. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333245

Lightweight and flexible article of footwear

An article of footwear with an outer member including slots that increase flexibility is disclosed. The outer member also includes an inner plate including a set of protective strips. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333244

Girth adjustable shoe

An automatically girth-adjustable shoe construction for a foot with a normal or a higher than normal instep wherein the effective girth of the shoe is controlled by a means at the ball of the foot connected to a second means at the instep of the foot by a slidably movable girth-adjusting plate located below the midportion of the shoe.. . ...

12/19/13 / #20130333243

Sandal with toe separators

A sandal comprising a base sole element and an upper element which enclose a human foot therebetween. Toe separators extend between the base sole element and the upper element, with each of the toe separators providing a wedging separation between adjacent toes of the human foot and the toe separators include a material such as memory foam to provide a cushioning sensation to the adjacent toes in contact therewith. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333242

Adhesive backed heel pad with loop attachment and ankle strap

The invention pertains to an adhesive backed heel pad application of a predetermined shape which is designed from a cushioned material with a loop attachment made from leather, vinyl, plastic or fabric material of various colors. The loop attachment will be sewn to the cushioned material which will be adhered to the inside heel of a strapless shoe with permanent adhesive. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333241

Footwear component for an article of footwear

A footwear component and a method of making the footwear component are disclosed. The footwear component includes a first portion and a second portion that are joined at a transition zone. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333240

Steam drier

A steam drier including a rotatable elongated drum (1) and a set of heating elements (2) provided in the interior space within the drum and supported on the drum in order to rotate along with it. Each heating element (2) includes a pair of straight first longitudinal pipes (3, 4) supported in parallel to each other at a distance (a) from each other. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333239

Automotive paint spray and drying booth

An automotive paint spray and drying booth having a plurality of walls which, together, define a housing with a chamber sufficient in size to contain an automotive vehicle. An air dispenser is positioned within the chamber and the air dispenser includes an outlet positioned to direct air along one or more of the housing walls. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333238

Waste heat recovery and storage system for a dishwashing appliance

A dishwashing appliance is provided having features that allow for the recovery, storage, and use of heat energy present in fluids that have been used in a cycle of the appliance such as for washing or rinsing. Before or during the draining of such fluid from the appliance, the heat is captured as latent heat using a heat transfer pipe containing a phase change material. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333237

Continuous microwave freeze-drying device

A continuous microwave freeze-drying device comprises a vacuum water-trapping system (1), a microwave shield plate (2), a microwave bin (6) and a freeze-drying bin (5) located in the microwave bin (6), wherein the freeze-drying bin (5) comprises an upper bin opening, a left bin wall, a right bin wall and a bottom bin wall, and the left, right and bottom bin walls are all made from nonmetal wave transmitting materials, such as polyfluortetraethylene, polyethylene, polypropylene or quartz glass. The device solves the technical problem of freeze-drying failure caused by glow discharge of microwave under freeze-drying environment.. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333236

Assembly and method for drying moist material

The invention relates to a drying assembly for moist material (1), in particular sewage sludge, having a rooted drying surface (2) for accommodating the moist material (1) during the drying process thereof, and having a transport device (3) which is designed to transport the moist material (1) that is placed on the drying surface (2) in a direction of a first end face (4) of the drying surface (2). According to the invention, the drying assembly comprises a plurality of supply means (5), with the aid of which the moist material (1) can be placed onto the drying surface (2), wherein the supply means (5) are arranged such that said means are distributed between the first end face (4) and a second end face (10) of the drying surface (2), said second end face (10) being located opposite the first end face (4). ...

12/19/13 / #20130333235

Clothing dryer apparatus

The invention relates to a device for drying articles and hanging from a support means, the device comprising: parallel housings affixed to said support means; a plurality of motors installed in a first housing, each motor having a spool; a plurality of pulleys installed in a second housing, each pulley being aligned with a respective motor; a drying rack comprising a plurality of parallel arranged bars; and a plurality of strings, each string being wound around a spool of a respective motor and then passing through a respective pulley, and ends of said strings being affixed to ends of a respective bar.. . ...

12/19/13 / #20130333234

Grain bin aeration

An aeration duct apparatus has a plurality of aeration tubes connected together by hollow connectors, each hollow connector defining at least three connection ports. Each aeration tube is connected at each tube end thereof to one of the connection ports, and each connection port is connected to a tube end such that the connected aeration tubes and hollow connectors form a substantially rigid structure. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333233

Measuring apparatus for fastening one or multiple objects at desired positions

An apparatus for fastening one or multiple objects to a wall or other surface includes first and second frame members, movable relative to one another along an axis. First and second engagement members extend from the first and second frame members, respectively, the engagement members being usable to engage fastening regions of one or more objects to be secured, then subsequently to provide visible markings to the surface. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333232

Marking blade

The present disclosure is directed towards the design of a marking device for writing or drawing on a given surface. The marking device can be made of any material that leaves a residue or makes legible marks on a surface brought into contact with the device. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333231

Reciprocating saw with adjustable shoe

A reciprocating power tool has a shoe that can be adjusted while the reciprocating power tool is in use. The reciprocating power tool has a main body, a first grip, a second grip moveable with respect to the main body, and a shoe for engaging a workpiece. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333230

Utility knife apparatus with blades having multiple cutting edges

A utility knife employing a blade having multiple cutting edges, and a means for quickly and simply swapping out one cutting edge for another. In a preferred embodiment, a six-cutting-edge featured blade is employed. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333229

Swivel-clamp reach extension pole device

A swivel and extension pole allows a user to stand straight up and weed trim in a relaxed position. The extension pole has a swivel attachment that attaches to a tool, such as a weed trimmer, allowing the user to operate the weed trimmer with two hands. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333228

Cutting tool

A direct drive system is incorporated with an outer rotor type electric motor (11) used as the drive source and with a rotary cutter (12) directly mounted to an output shaft (11d) of the motor, and the electric motor (11) is rotated at an appropriate rotational speed for the rotary cutter (12), for example, at approximately 6,000 rpm, whereby it is possible to achieve a reduction in the noise and vibration of the cutting tool 1.. . ...

12/19/13 / #20130333227

Safety device for shears

The invention provides a safety device for tin snips. The tin snips includes two cutting knifes intersecting each other for snipping and two handles for activating the snipping of the two cutting knifes. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333226

Opener device

The present invention comprises a device having two arms connected together at a first end. At the second end of the first arm the device has a gripping member. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333225

Diagonal cutter and wire stripper tool

A hand tool includes two levers pivotably coupled at a fulcrom, each lever reciprocal to one another, and each lever including a handle at a lower end and a jaw at an upper end. The jaw includes an edge, and the edge includes a straight angled portion and a notch. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333224

Tool for stripping electric cables

The tool comprises a body (2); a cable support head connected to the body; a knife holder supporting a cable sheath incision knife (8), the cutting portion (9) of the knife (8) being capable of extending beyond the knife holder. The knife holder (7) receives a socket (34) supporting the incision knife (8), and a clip (36) arranged so as to be movable inside the socket (34). ...

12/19/13 / #20130333223

Electrician's tool having a foldable blade for stripping an electrical conductor

The tool comprises an elongated body (2) which extends along a longitudinal axis x-x; at least one retractable cutting blade (40), pivotally articulated to the body (2), the blade (40) being movable between a rest position in which it is closed, retracted inside the body (2), and a working position in which it is open, completely extended from the body (2). A channel (150) which is transverse in relation to the axis x-x is intended to receive an electrical conductor, the cutting edge (152) of the blade (40) interfering in the profile of the channel (150) in order to strip the conductor when the blade (40) is in a virtually closed position.. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333222

Manual cable stripping tool

The tool comprises a body (2), a head (4), a knife holder (7) which is received in a sliding manner in relation to the body, an incision knife (8) which is supported by the knife holder, a biasing means (32) which acts on the knife holder to displace it towards the head, a gripping means (22) which is rigidly connected to the knife holder; the knife holder (7) is movable between an advanced position in which the knife (8) is moved closer to the head (4) under the action of the biasing means (32) and a retracted position in which the knife (8) is moved away from the head (4) against the action of the biasing means (32). The gripping means (22) is arranged adjacent to the free end of the knife holder and comprises a bearing face (62) adapted to receive the cable to be engaged in the head (4).. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333221

Straight edge razor with alternate blade positions

A straight edge razor enables the operator to move the blade between two different settings—a first setting that hides the two sharp corners of the blade, and a second setting that exposes the two sharp corners. The first setting can make shaving a client or oneself an easy task. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333220

Shaving apparatus

A shaving apparatus having at least one cutting unit with an external cutting member and a rotatable internal cutting member each the external and internal cutting members having cooperating cutting edges forming bearing surfaces of a first bearing, and a second bearing with bearing surfaces. To minimize the friction between the cutting edges, a support device having visco-elastic properties is provided between the two bearings. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333219

Rotating blade assembly

A rotating blade assembly provides a multiplicity of rotating blades for shaving. The rotating blades engage a surface, and create a multiplier effect for an enhanced shave. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333218

Rebuilding solenoid assemblies for automatic transmissions

A method for rebuilding a solenoid module for use in automatic transmissions is disclosed. In the present invention, a methodology that restores the functionality of the module is described. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333217

System and method for removing, replacing and/or reinstalling sprinkler heads

Apparatuses, systems and methods that facilitate the removal and/or reinstallation of sprinkler heads as part of performing repositioning, repair, replacement and/or the like of one or more sprinkler heads, such as pop-up sprinkler heads. One tool disclosed herein may be used to cut the ground surrounding a sprinkler head and then unscrew at least a retaining cap of the sprinkler head so as to remove the retaining cap and an inner housing from the ground. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333216

Method for manufacturing heat dissipation device

An exemplary method for manufacturing a heat dissipation device includes the following steps. First, providing fins spaced from each other. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333215

Process for making a metal part such as a turbine engine blade reinforcement

A process for manufacturing a metal part such as a metal reinforcement for the blade of a turbine engine, which includes: manufacturing a three-dimensional metal structure made up of an insert which exhibits properties which allow superplastic forming and diffusion welding to be carried out, and of multiple metal wires encircling the periphery of the insert, where the metal structure forms a preform of the metal part; positioning the metal structure in a forming tool and hot-pressing the three-dimensional metal structure which causes agglomeration of the metal structure so as to obtain the compact metal part.. . ...

12/19/13 / #20130333214

Process for manufacturing a metal part, such as turbine engine blade reinforcement

A method for producing a metal component such as a metal turbomachine blade reinforcement, includes positioning a plurality of metal staples in a forming tool having a die and a punch; and hot isostatic pressing the plurality of metal staples causing the agglomeration of the metal staples so as to obtain a solid component.. . ...

12/19/13 / #20130333213

Method of using laser shock impacts to produce raised elements on a wall surface capable of being swept by a fluid in order to control the intensity of turbulence in a transition zone

A method for producing, on the surface of a wall capable of being swept by a fluid, raised elements forming disruptions of the boundary layer is disclosed. The method includes applying laser shocks to the surface so as to create peaks on the edge of the impact zones such that the peaks form the disruptive raised elements.. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333212

Method of manufacturing an impingement sleeve for a turbine engine combustor

According to one aspect of the invention, a method of manufacturing an impingement sleeve for a turbine engine combustor includes placing a first metal sheet in a first die, pressing the first metal sheet in the first die to form a first vertical half of the impingement sleeve, placing a second metal sheet in a second die and pressing the second metal sheet in the second die to form a second vertical half of the impingement sleeve. The method also includes forming holes in the first vertical half and second vertical half while the first vertical half and second vertical half remain separate, positioning the first vertical half and second vertical half about a transition piece and welding the first vertical half to the second vertical half to form the impingement sleeve.. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333211

Network connector component, network connector and their preparation method

A network connector preparation method for making a network connector by: employing a cold drawing technique to draw a metal rod into a thin thickness conducting contact bar, and then processing the thin thickness conducting contact bar to obtain a large amount of metal contacts each having a mating contact portion at one end and a bonding portion at an opposite end on the middle, and then using a contact material strip to carry the metal contacts for electroplating and quick installation in an electrically insulative terminal block for enabling the electrically insulative terminal block with the inserted metal contacts to be further assembled with an electrically insulative housing, an electrical module and a metal shield to form a network connector.. . ...

12/19/13 / #20130333210

Apparatus and method for manufacturing a battery terminal plate

The present invention relates to an apparatus and method for manufacturing a battery terminal plate, and more particularly relates to an apparatus and method for manufacturing a battery terminal plate, in which a terminal plate for a secondary battery, such as a middle or large sized lithium ion battery, which is applied to electric vehicles, hybrid vehicles, plug-in hybrid vehicles, solar cells, electric tools and so on, is processed by not pressing but forging, a shifting and supplying apparatus for shifting a material to be processed in each forming and processing step may be moved by the shortest distance through a shift-return method (one step shift-return), the material is previously processed by punching so as not to satisfy a standard of a design, and the firstly processed material is secondly processed to satisfy the standard.. . ...

12/19/13 / #20130333209

Method for producing electrode for electrochemical element

It is an object of the present invention to provide a method for producing an electrode for an electrochemical element, which can easily adjust a capacity and can produce the electrochemical element at low cost. The method for producing an electrode for an electrochemical element of the present invention includes a thickness adjustment step of compressing an aluminum porous body having continuous pores to adjust the thickness of the aluminum porous body to a predetermined thickness, and a filling step of filling the aluminum porous body, the thickness of which is adjusted, with an active material.. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333208

Reduction of arc-tracking in chip on flexible circuit substrates

A method of manufacturing a flexible circuit, including forming a first set of traces, forming a second set of traces, and cutting a gap between the first and second set of traces.. . ...

12/19/13 / #20130333207

Apparatus for manufacturing camera module

Disclosed herein is an apparatus for manufacturing a camera module, the apparatus including: a base jig holding a pcb from below; a bonding head picking up an image sensor and attaching the image sensor onto the pcb; and a housing bonding tool picking up a housing assembly and attaching the housing assembly onto the pcb so that the image sensor attached onto the pcb is received in the housing assembly, wherein the base jig is constituted in a structure where the base jig is tension-movable in a vertical direction (z-axial direction), so that an upper surface of the pcb is an identical reference plane for attaching the image sensor and the housing assembly when the image sensor is picked up by the bonding head and attached onto the pcb.. . ...

12/19/13 / #20130333206

Vertically separated pass through conveyor system and method in surface mount technology process equipment

Disclosed herein is an apparatus for depositing viscous material on an electronic substrate. The apparatus comprises a frame, an assembly material applicator coupled to the frame and configured to apply assembly material to the electronic substrate, a substrate support assembly, coupled to the frame, configured to support and secure the electronic substrate in a material application position, and a transport system, coupled to the frame, to shuttle electronic substrates to and from the substrate support assembly, the transport system including an upper track and a lower track disposed below the upper track.. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333205

Rechargeable znmn flat plate electrode cell

Provided is a flat plate electrode cell, comprises positive electrode plates and negative electrode plates. The positive electrode plates each comprise manganese and compressed metal foam. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333204

Method of manufacturing hard disk drive device and hard disk drive device

An embodiment of the present invention is a method of manufacturing a hard disk drive device including a hub member on which a recording disk is to be mounted and a base member configured to rotatably support the hub member via a bearing part. When constituent members including the base member, the hub member, and the bearing part are referred to as works, the manufacturing method includes: cleaning at least one of the works with a cleaning agent containing at least one of an ester and an ether, and a surfactant; and assembling the hard disk drive device by using the work having been subjected to the cleaning.. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333203

Method for manufacturing a transformer device on a glass substrate

A method for manufacturing a transformer device includes providing a glass substrate having a first side and a second side arranged opposite the first side, forming a first recess in the glass substrate at the first side of the glass substrate, forming a second recess in the glass substrate at the second side of the glass substrate opposite to the first recess, forming a first coil in the first recess, and forming a second coil in the second recess.. . ...

12/19/13 / #20130333202

Method for manufacturing high frequency inductor

Disclosed herein is a method for manufacturing a high frequency inductor, the method including; forming a primary coil for manufacturing the high frequency inductor on a wafer; coating a primary psv on the wafer on which the primary coil is formed; forming a secondary coil for manufacturing the high frequency inductor, after the coating of the primary psv; coating a secondary psv, after the forming of the secondary coil; forming a barrier layer on an electrode portion to be exposed of the high frequency inductor, after the coating of the secondary psv; filling and curing an insulating resin on the wafer, after the forming of the barrier layer; and polishing the cured resin up to the barrier layer to expose the electrode.. . ...

12/19/13 / #20130333201

Method and device for extraction or introduction of a rotor from or into a stator of an electric machine

The method for extraction or introduction of a rotor (4) from or into a stator (2) of an electric machine (1) includes removing the fan blades (20) from the seats (19) of the rotor shaft (26), connecting a first guide (16) into the seats (19) of the removed fan blades (20), connecting a second guide (23) to the stator or to an element fixed to the stator (2), extracting or inserting the rotor (4) by sliding the first guide (16) on the second guide (23).. . ...

12/19/13 / #20130333200

Sliding member manufacturing method

A sliding member manufacturing method for manufacturing a sliding member having a sliding portion, wherein the sliding member is manufactured by forming a solid phase joint between a bulk material that is made of an iron based metal and functions as a main body portion of the sliding member and a bulk material that is made of a cu alloy and functions as the sliding portion by applying heat and pressure thereto using a spark plasma sintering method.. . ...

12/19/13 / #20130333199

Fluorescent compounds for detecting use of proper plastic molding temperatures

A method comprising injection molding a plastic part from a polymer formulation comprising an injection moldable thermoplastic and a fluorescent compound, wherein the fluorescent compound has a decomposition temperature that establishes a maximum processing temperature for the polymer formulation. The fluorescent compound will thermally decompose to generate gaseous products causing visible bubble formation in the surface of the plastic part in response to exposure to a processing temperature that exceeds the decomposition temperature of the fluorescent compound. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333198

Modular radial head prosthesis

A method for assembling a prosthesis system for replacement of a head portion of a proximal radius is provided and may include coupling an articulation component to a head component via a first locking portion of the articulation component and a second locking portion of the head component. The method may additionally include inserting a connection portion of the articulation component into a bore of the head component, aligning a first locking channel of the articulation component with a second locking channel of the head component, and coupling a stem to the articulation component and the head component by inserting a third locking portion of the stem into the first locking channel and the second locking channel.. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333197

Decorative lighting installation system and method

A system for easy installation of the accessory on a building comprising a clip and an installation tool is disclosed. The clip can accept an accessory (e.g. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333196

Drop-in anchor

A retainer for a drop-in anchor includes a durable, moisture resistant member insertable into a sleeve of a drop-in anchor and configured to be retained in the sleeve by one or more threads disposed in the sleeve to prevent inadvertent removal of a plug from the sleeve. A drop-in anchor assembly includes a tubular sleeve having a first end including one or more internal threads, and an expandable second end. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333195

Method of connecting tank segments

There are provided methods of connecting wall sections together. An exemplary embodiment provides a tank wall section having a first end that includes a series of spaced apart through holes. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333194

Method and system for manufacturing nested profile combination

A method for manufacturing a nested profile combination, including: planishing process, forming process, punching process, cross section shaping process, nesting process, and fastening process. A system for manufacturing the nested profile combination, includes: a profile planisher; a first rolling die set; a punching device; a second rolling die set; a cutting device; a nesting device; and a third rolling die set. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333193

Temperature controlled crimping

This disclosure describes a method for crimping a stent with a polymer coating onto a catheter for percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty or other intraluminal interventions. The method comprises crimping the stent onto a catheter when the polymer coating is at a target temperature other than ambient temperature. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333192

Method for the continuous production of composite formwork panel elements

A method for the continuous production of panel elements for the production of composite shuttering elements, of which each panel element has a shuttering panel of predetermined geometry with predetermined length. The shuttering panel is provided with fastening devices and reinforcement elements. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333191

Coupling arrangement

A mechanical coupling arrangement for a scaffold is provided. The mechanical coupling arrangement comprises a pole and a mounting collar having attachment means to which elongated support members can be attached. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333190

Method for bending sheet metal and product of sheet metal

A method for bending a sheet metal comprises: a hardness adjustment process wherein a blank (10), including a high-hardness region (11) and a low-hardness region (12) having a lower hardness than the high hardness region (11), is formed by changing the hardness of at least a part of a sheet metal; and a bending process wherein a product (20) is formed by bending low-hardness region (12) of blank (10).. . ...

12/19/13 / #20130333189

Systems and methods for mobile and/or modular manufacturing

Systems and methods for manufacturing that are scaleable and de-scaleable based upon the production requirements of the customer's manufacturing facility. Systems and methods for mobile and/or modular manufacturing positioned at or near a customer's production facility that are scaleable and de-scaleable based upon the production requirements of the customer's manufacturing facility. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333188

Method for manufacturing constructive elements and constructive elements made thereby

The present invention relates to lids and sealing elements for cylindrical bodies, made by extruding layers of plastic material. More particularly, the invention relates to a method in which lids and sealing elements are manufactured and then connected to the cylindrical bodies. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333187

Modular glenoid prosthesis

A method for assembling a glenoid assembly. The method includes using a base having a first side and an opposing second side. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333186

Windscreen wiper device

A windscreen wiper device comprising an elastic, elongated carrier element, as well as an elongated wiper blade of a flexible material, which can be placed in abutment with a windscreen to be wiped, which wiper blade includes opposing longitudinal groove on its longitudinal sides, in which grooves spaced-apart longitudinal strips of the carrier element are disposed, wherein neighbouring ends of said longitudinal strips are interconnected by a respective connection piece, which windscreen wiper device comprises a connecting device for an oscillating arm, wherein said oscillating arm is pivotally connected to said connecting device about a pivot axis near one end, with the interposition of a joint part, wherein said joint part comprises at least one resilient tongue engaging in a correspondingly shaped hole provided in said oscillating arm, and wherein said resilient tongue is rotatable along an hinge axis between an outward position retaining the wiper blade onto the oscillating arm and an inward position releasing the wiper blade form the oscillating arm, characterized in that said resilient tongue is forced in the outward position under the influence of a moment in case a force is exerted on the wiper blade in a direction away from the oscillating arm.. . ...

12/19/13 / #20130333185

Universal removable and reusable light hanger and method of use thereof

A universal removable and reusable light hanger and method of use thereof wherein a device is described that will allow decorative outdoor lighting to be readily attached to outdoor structures on a temporary basis and readily removed.. . ...

12/19/13 / #20130333184

Rail attachment mechanism

A rail mounting mechanism for coupling an auxiliary device to a weapon has an adjuster and a lever that can be used to overcome tolerances in mounting rails to provide a consistent grasp of the rail.. . ...

12/19/13 / #20130333183

Device and a method for extracting winding spindles from a log of web material

The device includes at least a first gripping member and a second gripping member, arranged and controlled so that they extract two winding spindle portions from opposite ends of a log in a longitudinal extraction direction parallel to the axis of the log. The first gripping member and a second gripping member are movable along a log advancing path and extract the two winding spindle portions as they advance along the log advancing path together with the log and the two winding spindle portions.. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333182

Mechanical locking system for floorboards

Building panels, especially floor panels are shown, which are provided with a locking system that is configured to lock the adjacent edges by angling and that have a tongue and a strip on the same edge, and a method to divide a board and produce such building panels.. . ...

12/19/13 / #20130333181

System and method for embellishment placement

A method for embellishment placement is provided. More specifically, an automated method for determining placement of embellishments for an item, such as a jewelry item, is provided. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333180

Method for repairing a piece

A material is deposited on the surface of a piece to be repaired, by means of two steps of electro-spark deposition alternated with an intermediate compaction step, which reduces the surface asperity of a layer of material deposited before another material is deposited; the compaction phase is defined by shot peening, performed by means of shots supported by at least one flexible element supported projecting from a rotating shaft.. . ...

12/19/13 / #20130333179

Mold clamp opening/closing device

A device and method for moving a mold clamp assembly of a molding apparatus between and open and closed position when the molding apparatus is in a stationary position. The device includes a rotatable cam member. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333178

Serviceable bioreactor

The invention resides in an apparatus for treatment of a substance. The apparatus has a substance tube for enabling a substance to be treated to pass in to the substance tube via the substance-inlet and out of the substance tube through the substance-outlet. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333177

Right-angle brake tool

A brake tool for servicing an scam braking mechanism, including an essentially elongate member of generally uniform thickness and having gripping and engagement portions separated by a predetermined lateral distance; an elevation portion intermediate the gripping and engagement portions and having a predefined gripping angle relative to the gripping portion as well as a predetermined engagement angle relative to the engagement portion; wherein the engagement portion transitions into an engagement extent along a transition portion of predetermined length, with the transition portion having a predetermined transition angle relative to an engagement means defined at a distalmost portion of the transition portion, wherein the engagement means is configured and dimensioned to engage a return spring shaft of an s-cam braking mechanism.. . ...

12/19/13 / #20130333176

Device and associated crack repair system

The present invention provides a device and associated crack repair system; said device cutting a crack surround channel, and said system providing a multi-stage process for sealing said channel enclosing said crack.. . ...

12/19/13 / #20130333175

Micromachined piezoelectric z-axis gyroscope

This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for making and using gyroscopes. Such gyroscopes may include a central anchor, a sense frame disposed around the central anchor, a plurality of sense beams configured for connecting the sense frame to the central anchor and a drive frame disposed around and coupled to the sense frame. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333174

Transport system

A semiconductor workpiece processing system including at least one substrate processing tool that has a common housing with a first side having a first substrate holding container interface and a second side having a second substrate holding container interface having a different orientation than the first substrate holding container interface, a first transport section disposed corresponding to the first side of the tool, a second transport section being separate and distinct from the first transport section and interfacing with the first transport section and being configured to transport the substrate holding container between the first transport section and the tool and between the first side and the second side of the tool, the second transport section including at least one overhead gantry disposed above the tool, where the second transfer section is capable of interfacing with at least the second substrate holding container interface.. . ...

12/19/13 / #20130333173

Blade root spring insertion jig and insertion method of blade root spring

A blade root spring insertion jig and a blade root spring insertion method are provided for inserting a blade root spring into a gap between a bottom face of a blade groove formed in a rotor disk of a rotary machine and a blade root part of a blade which engages with the blade groove. The blade root spring has a blade contact face contacting the blade root part and a rotor contact face contacting the bottom face of the blade groove. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333172

Expanded metal and process of making the same

An expanded metal is provided including a plurality of integral strands defining diamond shapes, each diamond shape having a long dimension as measured from two opposing vertices and a short dimension, generally transverse to the long direction, as measured between two other opposing vertices, such that the long dimension is less than twice the short dimension.. . ...

12/19/13 / #20130333171

Needling device

A needle device for processing an in particular strip-shaped planar structure comprises a needle bed, on which a plurality of needle elements provided with tips are arranged in such a manner that the needle elements protrude from the needle bed and the tips thereof point away from the needle bed. The needle elements are designed as flat blades each of which having at least one cutting edge extending from the tip of the needle element toward the needle roller. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333170

Curtain hook with top attachment

We provide a shower curtain hook with a top ornament. In one embodiment, the ornament is permanently attached to the top of the hook, oriented so that when the hook bears a curtain the ornament stands perpendicular to the axis of the rod. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333169

Ratchet strap binder and method of adjusting a strap in length

The ratchet strap binder includes a main frame and a spool mounted for rotation inside the main frame. In one possible implementation, the spool has an outer surface and includes a first strap-receiving passageway extending inside the spool between opposite first and second openings located on the outer surface of the spool, and a second strap-receiving passageway extending inside the spool from a third opening located on the outer surface of the spool to at least the first passageway. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333168

Detachable swivel and associated mount

Embodiments of the invention relate to a detachable swivel and associated mount. In one embodiment, a detachable swivel can be provided. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333167

Device clip

A device clip includes a first jaw member, and a second jaw member having fixed end pivotally connected to one end of the first jaw member and a free end provided with a rod member that is movable along the major axis of the second jaw member by an external force and can return to its former position when the external force disappears. Thus, the other end of the first jaw member is detachably lockable to the rod member at the free end of the second jaw member for enabling the device clip to conveniently and steadily link two objects together, for example, to link a camera bag to a backpack.. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333166

Slider fastener and method for manufacturing same

A slide fastener is provided. A pair of fastener element rows respectively provided along opposing one side edge portions of pair of fastener tapes. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333165

Fastener made of bulk amorphous alloy

Embodiments relates to a fastener having a head portion and an interlock portion comprising a bulk solidifying amorphous alloy comprising a metal alloy. The fastener could further have a screw portion. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333164

Anti-slip cable tie

A cable tie includes a band having a first end and a second end a housing, affixed to the band near the second end, with a first opening to receive the first end of the band. The housing comprises a first mass near the first opening and one side of the housing, a stop mass near a second side of the housing, and a second mass between the first mass and the stop mass. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333163

Elastic zip tie

An elastic zip tie is integrally molded from foam rubber, and includes a long strip of strap, a head located at a front end of the strap, and a plurality of flexible grips axially spaced on an upper and a lower surface of the strap. At least one holding space is defined by between any two adjacent axially-spaced flexible grips. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333162

Light gage wire structural connector

A wire connector designed to create a structural parallel line-splice in light gage metal wires. The connector is useful to make quick adjustments for hanging wire lengths. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333161

Hinge adjuster

A hinge adjuster includes a first frame, at least one locking piece, at least one spring component, at least one second frame and a pair of cover. The first frame defines at least one locking hole including a first accommodating hole and a second accommodating hole. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333160

Adjustable hinge

A hinge for pivotally attaching a door to a door frame is disclosed. The hinge has a first hinge plate, a first lifting element and a second lifting element. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333159

Two-stage hybrid check link assembly

A check link assembly for a vehicle closure is configured to be operable in two phases: a detent check phase and an infinite check phase. The vehicle closure is pivotably connected to a vehicle body and has a closed position and an open position. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333158

Pick-up head system

A pick-up head system for use with a surface cleaning vehicle comprises a housing extending between a first end and a second end, and having a front and a back, and a suctioning bottom opening. A debris outlet is disposed in the housing for permitting dust and debris to egress from the housing into a hopper. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333157

Handheld nozzle cleaning apparatus

A handheld nozzle cleaning device includes a cylinder and piston disposed within the cylinder. The piston is movable between a latched position, in which air is compressed, and an unlatched position, in which air is drawn into the cylinder. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333156

Vacuum cleaner

A vacuum cleaner has a removable cyclonic separator that includes a cyclone chamber; a dirt-collection chamber, open at one end; and an outlet duct from the cyclone chamber. An open end of the outlet duct is arranged for connection to a motor intake duct on the cleaner, the outlet duct and dirt collection chamber sharing a common wall section which divides the open end of the outlet duct from the open end of the dirt collection chamber. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333155

Vacuum cleaner

A vacuum cleaner comprises a removable dust separator. The dust separator has an inlet duct and an outlet duct. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333154

Bare floor cleaner

A bare floor cleaner with an upright assembly pivotally mounted to a base assembly, a steam generator, a fluid distributor which distributes steam onto the surface to be cleaned, and a mop cloth provided on the base assembly. The mop cloth is mounted to the base assembly by a mop cloth plate that is removable from the base assembly.. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333153

Robot cleaner and method for controlling a robot cleaner

A robot cleaner and a method for controlling a robot cleaner are provided. The method may include sensing a stored value of a pulse width modulation (pwm) duty ratio based on a voltage of a battery; comparing a measured value of the pwm duty ratio with the stored value to calculate a difference between the measured value and the stored value; upon determining that the difference between the measured value and the stored value is equal to or greater than a first set value, calculating a distributed value of acceleration on a substantially vertically extending axis of the robot cleaner; and, upon determining that the distributed value of acceleration deviates from a range of a second set values, increasing a force to suction foreign matter.. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333152

Mop wringer

A mop wringer is attached to an existing bucket, and the bucket is further provided with a driving device. The driving device includes a driving piece and a guide piece, to guide the mop wringer to twist and dry the cloth straps of the mop tip. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333151

Device for suppressing slit clogging

A device for suppressing slit clogging capable of maintaining recovery rates of ground particles without clogging of the ground particles in an opening is provided. The device for suppressing slit clogging is used in a rotating-drum type magnetic separator 1 which includes a rotating drum 3 on which a plurality of magnets 4 are disposed and separates unnecessary matters in treated coolant liquid. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333150

Method for producing wiper blades and wiper blade for wiping panes

The invention relates to a method for producing a wiper blades and to a wiper blade for wiping panes, in particular motor vehicle panes, comprising a support element (12) for receiving a wiper strip (14), to which a connecting device (20) is attached, which has a wiper blade-side part (15) having claw-like shoulders (50) surrounding the support element (12) at least in some regions. According to the invention, the wiper blade-side part (15) is pushed onto the support element with an only slightly larger inner width (44) than the thickness of the support element (12) and positioned, and is heat-treated after positioning.. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333149

Wiper device having improved vibration prevention of wiper strip

A wiper device including: a yoke for supporting a wiper strip; an auxiliary lever including a coupling protrusion coupled to a coupling hole prepared in the yoke and formed of synthetic resin; and a main lever including an assembly protrusion coupled to an assembly hole prepared in the auxiliary lever and formed of the synthetic resin, wherein the auxiliary lever includes: a first vibration prevention portion protrusively formed to contact an upper surface of the yoke on a cross section taken along a width direction of the auxiliary lever in a position where the coupling hole is disposed; and a second vibration prevention portion in which an outer circumference surface of the coupling protrusion is formed in a tapered form so that the coupling protrusion coupled to the coupling hole is fit in a direction in which the coupling protrusion is coupled to the coupling hole.. . ...

12/19/13 / #20130333148

Wiper blade device

The invention relates to a wiper blade device comprising a wiper strip unit (12) which has a wind-deflector element (16), a wiper lip (18) and a wiper strip element (14) comprising a longitudinal guide channel (24) for a support element (20). According to the invention, the wiper strip element (14), in a mounted state, forms an interlocking connection with the wiper lip (18).. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333147

Wiper blade device

The invention relates to a wiper blade device comprising a wiper strip unit (12) which has a wind-deflector element (16), a wiper lip (18) and a wiper strip element (14) which comprises a longitudinal guide channel (24) for a support element (20). According to the invention, the wiper strip element (14), in a mounted state, forms an interlocking connection with the wind-deflector element (16).. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333146

Wiper device

The invention is based on a wiper device for a motor vehicle window, with a wiper arm adapter unit (10a 10j) and a wiper blade adapter unit (12a 12j), which, in a fitted state, form a form-fitting connection. It is proposed that the wiper device has at least one movably mounted latching means (56a 56j) for restricting the wiper arm adapter unit (10a 10j) in the freedom of movement thereof, in the fitted state, at least substantially in a vertical direction (44a 44j) of the wiper blade adapter unit (12a 12j).. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333145

Wiper device

The invention is based on a wiper device for a motor vehicle window, with a wiper arm adaptor unit (10a-10f) and a wiper blade adaptor unit (12a-12f), which, in a fitted state, form a form-fitting connection. It is proposed that the wiper device has a housing means (18a-18f) which is arranged fixedly on the wiper blade adaptor unit (12a-12f) for receiving the wiper arm adaptor unit (10a-10f) in a linear push-in movement.. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333144

Wiper device

The invention is based on a wiper device for a motor vehicle window, with a wiper arm adapter unit (10a-10o) and a wiper blade adapter unit (12a-12o) which, in a fitted state, form a form-fitting connection. It is proposed that the wiper device has at least one blocking means (14a-14o) which is mounted movably on the wiper blade adapter unit (12a-12o) for restricting the wiper arm adapter unit (10a, 10o) in the freedom of movement thereof, in the fitted state, in a direction deviating from a longitudinal direction (16a-16o).. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333143

Windscreen wiper device

A windscreen wiper device comprising an elastic, elongated carrier element, as well as an elongated wiper blade of a flexible material, which can be placed in abutment with a windscreen to be wiped, which wiper blade includes opposing longitudinal groove on its longitudinal sides, in which grooves spaced-apart longitudinal strips of the carrier element are disposed, wherein neighbouring ends of said longitudinal strips are interconnected by a respective connection piece, which windscreen wiper device comprises a connecting device for an oscillating arm, wherein said oscillating arm is pivotally connected to said connecting device about a pivot axis near one end, with the interposition of a joint part, wherein said joint part comprises at least one resilient tongue engaging in a correspondingly shaped hole provided in said oscillating arm, and wherein said resilient tongue is rotatable along an hinge axis between an outward position retaining the wiper blade onto the oscillating arm and an inward position releasing the wiper blade form the oscillating arm, characterized in that said resilient tongue is forced in the outward position under the influence of a moment in case a force is exerted on the wiper blade in a direction away from the oscillating arm.. . ...

12/19/13 / #20130333142

Decorative attachment for windshield wiper assembly

A windshield wiper decorative device for detachably securing to the wiper arm of a windshield wiper, comprises a planar display element having a central planar surface circumscribed by a lip. A pair of fastening tangs extend from a back of the planar display element, each of the tangs having a respective aperture passing therethrough. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333141

Window wiper device

A window wiper device (1), in particular for a rear window wiper of a motor vehicle, with a wiper motor which, via a gear arrangement (3) accommodated in a gear housing (2), drives an output shaft (4), which actuates a wiper lever, wherein, in order to transmit a rotary movement of the wiper motor into an oscillating rotational movement of the output shaft (4), the gear arrangement (3) has a conversion gear (5) which comprises a worm wheel (11), a connecting rod (6) which is connected in a hinged manner to the worm wheel (11), and a toothed segment (8) which is connected in an articulated manner to the connecting rod (6), is mounted rotatably about an axis of rotation in the gear housing (3) in a positionally fixed manner and meshes with a pinion (9) arranged on the output shaft (4), which window wiper device is characterized in that the toothed segment (8) is designed in such a manner that a central tooth axis (z) formed by the arrangement of the teeth of the toothed segment (8), and the axis of rotation (d) of the toothed segment (8) are offset with respect to each other by a distance (v).. . ...

12/19/13 / #20130333140

Wiper blade adapter, in particular for a motor vehicle windshield wiper device

The invention relates to a wiper blade adapter, in particular for a motor vehicle windshield wiper device, comprising a main body (12). According to the invention, the wiper blade adapter comprises a spraying unit (10), which is arranged on the main body (12) and designed to spray a liquid onto a motor vehicle windshield (64).. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333139

Protector for a concrete broom or the like

A protector is provided for a broom such as a concrete broom or the like. The protector of this invention is clamped onto the bristles of a concrete broom or the like to protect the same.. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333138

Lid with a curved edge and domed air outlets for the collection of leaves with a blower/vacuum and the rejection of debris into a bag

A lid round in shape with a curved edge and two domed air outlets, an opening for the entrance of debris, a handle, elevations molded to hold the various elements and sections of rough anti-skid tape glued to the side wall. The lid with curved edge is designed to be inserted into the opening of a bag to be held in place on the side edge of the lid with an elastic cord between the curved edge and the elevations. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333137

Sole wipe

Disclosed herein is a sole wipe configured to dispose one or more removable cleaning pads about the inside of a calf or lower leg of a user. The sole wipe may comprise a single or a plurality of removable cleaning pads. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333136

Shower ball structure

A shower ball structure includes a body, a bonder and an outer net. The body has a plurality of polyester fibers. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333135

Brush core

The invention relates to an improved composite brush core (1) for taking up not shown brush elements between connecting blocks (16). The brush core (1) composed of double-walled segmental parts (5) comprises between the inner wall (10) and the outer wall (11) two type of ribs (12,13) placed in alternate position for coupling said parts (2) in an easy way. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333134

Toothbrush head and ergonomic toothbrush handle

Disclosed is a tooth cleaning implement having an articulating head region and an ergonomically shaped body region. The head region comprises a horizontal crown hingedly connecting to first and second perpendicular side portions to form a u-shape. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333133

Process and resulting product for matching a mouthpiece for cleaning teeth to a user's oral geometry

A method and the resulting product for optimizing the configuration of a mouthpiece for cleaning teeth in which the configuration of the mouthpiece is optimized to the oral geometry of individual users. The method includes a first step (26) of producing a digital scan of the oral geometry of the individual user and then producing a rigid shell (30) for the mouthpiece substantially matching the digital scan. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333132

Method for producing toothbrushes covered with bristles in an anchor-free manner

The tips of pointed bristles are mechanically processed in order to remove any corroded threads or residual threads from the tip. Mechanically processed pointed bristles are fed to a receptacle recess of a tool in bundles, and aligned by means of a pin guided in the receptacle recess. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333131

Brush apparatus

A multipurpose brush mechanism featuring an attachment and retainer mechanism to provide ease of use and effective storage for professional painters and consumers alike. The attachment mechanism includes an embedded hook which may be removably attached and may utilize numerous clip mechanisms and magnetic attraction members. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333130

Oral care implement having tissue cleaning elements with directional cleaning

An oral care implement or toothbrush 100 includes a head 104, a tooth cleaning element region 116 and a tissue cleaning element region 114. The tissue cleaning element region 114 includes a plurality of flexible, angled projections 120. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333129

Floor cleaning device having disposable floor sheets and rotatable beater bar and method of cleaning a floor therewith

A cleaning system. The system has a floor cleaning device, disposable floor sheet removably attachable to the device and a rotatable beater bar. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333128

Wafer manufacturing cleaning apparatus, process and method of use

A cleaning wafer or substrate for use in cleaning, or in combination with, components of, for example, integrated chip manufacturing apparatus. The cleaning substrate can include a substrate having varying predetermined surface features, such as one or more predetermined adhesive, non-tacky, electrostatic, projection, depression, or other physical sections. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333127

Wheel washing apparatus

A wheel washing apparatus is provided, including at least two washing brushes, each of which is capable of being driven in rotation about a brush axis, wherein the brush axes of the at least two washing brushes are different from one another. In order to provide a wheel washing apparatus which allows a better cleaning result to be achieved, it is proposed that the at least two washing brushes be capable of being driven in rotation about a common central axis which is different from the brush axes.. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333126

Oral hygiene appliance with bristle characteristics for effective cleaning

An oral cleaning appliance, such as a toothbrush (10) or a mouthpiece (20), includes a bristle arrangement which comprises a base member and a field of bristles for contacting and cleaning teeth, wherein the bristle field (17, 26) has bristles with a density of between 2-7%, and wherein the individual bristle filaments have a stiffness characterized by a deflection of no greater than 50% of their length for a bristle tip pressure of 6 newtons/cm2 and a deflection reaching 50% for a bristle tip pressure of 85 newtons/cm2.. . ...

12/19/13 / #20130333125

Instrument cleaning assembly and apparatus

An instrument cleaning assembly (14) comprises a cleaning device (16) and a guide arrangement (18) upon which the cleaning device is mounted. The cleaning device is movable relative to the guide arrangement, and the guide arrangement guides the cleaning device to clean an instrument (12) during the aforesaid movement. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333124

Bicycle cleat positioining device

A bicycle cleat positioning device includes a shoe holder, a cleat holder, and an attachment portion. A bicycle shoe is mounted to the shoe holder. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333123

Disazo dyes, preparation and use

Described are dyes of formula (i) where r1 is hydrogen, alkyl, alkoxy, trifluoromethyl or halogen, m is hydrogen, an alkali metal cation or an optionally substituted ammonium cation, r2 and r3 are each independently hydrogen, alkyl or alkoxy, r4 is alkyl or alkoxy, r5 and r6 are each independently moieties of the formula —(cmh2m)—o—cnh2n+1, m is an integer from 3 to 6, and n is an integer from 0 to 8. These dyes are useful for dyeing and printing materials having polar groups.. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333122

Dye polymer

The present invention relates to polymeric shading dye and their use in laundry applications. The polymers are alkoxylated polyethylene imines and the dyes are reactive dyes.. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333121

Textile fabrics with reduced buildup of odor

Mixtures are described which contain reaction products of one or more amines with one or more epoxides and additionally isocyanates. Applying such mixtures to textile fabrics, especially polyester fiber fabrics, reduces or prevents unpleasant sweaty odor after physical exercise. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333120

Stain-discharging and removing system

A cleaning composition that can discharge the color of blood, menstrual fluids, or other organic stains is provided. In particular, the present invention achieves a balance between control of unwanted liquid spreading by lateral wicking on a stained textile fabric to lessen the size of wet spots and maintaining the cleaning efficacy of the composition by means of specific kinds of thickening agents. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333119

Hand-held tool for storing, measuring, cutting, and heat sealing paracord

A hand-held tool for storing, measuring, cutting, and heat sealing paracord or other cord includes a spool having a plurality of cord-attachment apertures that attach to the sections of cord, a spooling hub onto which the sections of cord can be wound for storage, and two retaining flanges to help guide and retain the sections of cord when wound onto the spool; a cutting blade and blade guard near a first side of the device for cutting the cord; a lighter clip near a second side of the device having a plurality of flanges adapted to hold a cigarette lighter, the second side being generally opposite the first side; a ruler at the first side; a plurality of burn slots, each having a differently-sized burn slot aperture and a channel leading from the burn slot aperture to a side of the device; and a lanyard.. . ...

12/19/13 / #20130333118

Dual head breaker bar

A hand tool includes a bar, a first head, and a second head. The first head is located at a first end of the bar and includes a curved surface and a flattened edge. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333117

Neck support device

A neck support device comprises a flat, portable device comprised of a central malleable but supportive inner core or endoskeleton covered by a comfortable padded shell. The device shapes into a structure, supporting a user's head by translating the weight of the user' head to the user's shoulder, bypassing the neck, thus allowing relaxation of the supportive structures of the neck. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333116

Operating table patient positioner and method

A patient positioner for maintaining a patient's position during a medical procedure including a body anchoring portion placeable atop an operating table, chest straps, support base straps, upper arm straps, wrist straps, a substrate backing substantially concentrically disposed on and fixedly attached to the body anchoring portion. In use, the body anchoring portion is positioned under the patient's torso with a portion of the substrate backing wrapped over each of the patient's arms while the chest straps are brought over the patient's shoulders and criss-crossed over the patient's chest and secured on an opposing side rail. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333115

Stretcher seat section articulation mechanisms and methods

Articulation systems and methods of use for a person support apparatus are disclosed. A head support section of a person support apparatus is configured to translate as its inclination with respect to a horizontal surface varies. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333114

Occupant support with a knee lift

An occupant support comprises a frame (30), a deck comprising at least one deck section (20, 22, 24, 26) pivotably connected to the frame, and a lift system (60) for changing the angular orientation of the deck section in response to a noncyclical user input.. . ...

12/19/13 / #20130333113

Ergonomic baby swaddling blanket

A swaddling blanket for maintaining a baby in an ergonomic position. One embodiment can include features for positioning the baby's arms in pockets in first and second arm wings and wrapping the arm wings. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333112

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. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333111

Top frame of crib and method for folding the top frame

The top frame of a crib includes a locking unit pivotably connected between first and second ends of a first side of the top frame. A pivotal unit is pivotably connected between first and second ends of a second side of the top frame. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333110

Pullout sleeper sofa with translatable support frame

There is provided a sleeper sofa including a sofa frame, a main support frame, and a bed frame engageable with the sofa frame and main support frame. The sofa frame includes first and second arm portions, and a backrest portion extending therebetween. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333109

Fixing structure of faucet

A fixing structure of a faucet is mounted on a sink countertop with an opening and contains a base including a supporting portion and an inserting portion. A supporting portion has an annular fence and an annular shoulder; the annular fence has a retaining recess; the annular shoulder has two longitudinally through holes and an opening. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333108

Pivotable shelf for a bathtub

A bathtub assembly includes a tub body and a positionable shelf including a substantially planar platform and a mounting post disposed in a corner portion of the platform. A mount for the positionable shelf defines a socket for the mounting post and includes a flanged, outwardly threaded, hollow tubular portion open at both ends and a flanged sleeve therewithin. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333107

Swimming pool floating cover

A pool cover includes a flexible, water impervious sheet of material having a centrally located float disposed on an upper surface of the material. In an embodiment the float member comprises a closed cell polymeric foam member. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333106

Strainers and plugs

Strainer and/or plugs that comprises a circumferential ring, a middle concave part and a circumferential side. The ring is characterized as being at least 15 mm wide.. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333105

Flush mount toilet to floor bolts

A hardware set for mounting a plumbing fixture to a surface includes male and female threaded components. The male and female components engage within an opening of the plumbing fixture and have respective lengths selected to allow the components to overlap and tighten in an area hidden from view. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333104

Quick assembly and disassembly mechanism with button lock for a toilet cover

A quick assembly and disassembly mechanism with a button lock for a toilet cover has a straight tube pivot joint, two stands and two pivot shafts. Each pivot shaft is disposed with pin holes in the radial direction. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333103

Fluid dispenser

A device for spraying an inner surface of a wall of an enclosure with a fluid is disclosed. The device includes a reservoir for the fluid, a nozzle assembly through which the fluid can be sprayed on the inner surface of the wall of the enclosure, a fluid conduit in fluid communication with the reservoir and the nozzle, a pump for delivering fluid from the reservoir through the fluid conduit and to the nozzle when the pump assembly is activated, and a controller in electrical communication with the pump wherein the controller executes a stored program to activate and deactivate the pump. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333102

Protective sun cover and method for protecting skin

This disclosure provides a device for protecting skin from the sun's ultraviolet radiation. A protective skin cover is shaped and sized to cover a certain body region when worn. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333101

Textile bicouche de protection contre la chaleur et vetement de protection contre le feu et/ou la chaleur mettant en oeuvre ce textile

An outer layer, formed of a fabric or of a knitted fabric made with poly-meta-phenylene isophtalamide (meta-aramid) threads, said thread being formed of a fiber yarn having a length distribution ranging between 40 and 200 millimeters, and having a minimum thread count of 40.. . ...

12/19/13 / #20130333100

Football helmet

A football helmet with shell, faceguard, padding and comfort liner system, has replaceable nose bumpers for connecting a top center of the faceguard to the shell, button and keyhole connectors connecting the liner to an inner surface of the padding and t-nut connectors for connecting the padding to an inner surface of the shell. Front portions of the comfort liner have harder foam cushions than other portions of the liner to improve impact absorption. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333099

Hood for a protective helmet

A hood (10) for a protective helmet having at least a crown and a forwardly projecting peak, includes a crown and portion (11) adapted to cover the crown of the helmet, a rear portion (12) and side portions (12a) and (12b) depending downwardly from the crown of the hood (10) adapted to cover the ears and neck of the wearer, the rear portion (12) has adjustable means (19) to adjust the length of the rear portion (12) of the hood and the side portions have forwardly projecting flaps (14) and (15), the flaps (14) and (15) having fastening means (16) and (17) to secure the flaps (14) and (15) under the chin of the wearer, and a sleeve portion (13) projecting forwardly of the crown adapted to receive the peak of the protective helmet.. . ...

12/19/13 / #20130333098

Helmet with shell having raised central channel and ear holes with abutting slopped banks

A football helmet has a shell with a top portion having a raised central channel at least at one of a front area and a top area of the top portion of the shell, with a plurality of elongated vent openings on each side of the channel, the vent openings being spaced from each other on each side of the channel, from front to back, along the helmet shell, the sides of the helmet having earholes and sloped banks abutting the earholes in a wedge configuration.. . ...

12/19/13 / #20130333097

Sports performance enhancement systems

Footwear for use in resistance band training includes plural spaced straps extending loosely over the instep. Each strap is circumscribed by a connection ring freely movable along the strap such that, when the ring is pulled by an applied force, the ring traverses the strap and is repositioned according to the direction of the force. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333096

Hosiery with padded soles

A hosiery device having gel pads disposed along the bottom. The device has at least one leg portion with a footed portion disposed at the bottom. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333095

Cap with cap replacement section

A cap including a plurality of pie-shaped sections forming a cover; a rim connecting a first end of each of the plurality of pie-shaped sections; at least one of the plurality of pie-shaped sections being a cap replacement section, wherein the cap replacement section has a first attaching part along a first section side, a second attaching part along a second section side, and a third attaching part along a section end; a first matching attaching part on a first pie-shaped section adjacent to the cap replacement section; a second matching attaching part on a second pie-shaped section adjacent to the cap replacement section and opposite the first pie-shaped section; and a third matching attaching part on the rim between the first pie-shaped section and the second pie-shaped section.. . ...

12/19/13 / #20130333094

Appendage mountable electronic devices conformable to surfaces

Disclosed are appendage mountable electronic systems and related methods for covering and conforming to an appendage surface. A flexible or stretchable substrate has an inner surface for receiving an appendage, including an appendage having a curved surface, and an opposed outer surface that is accessible to external surfaces. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333093

Soccer goalkeeper glove

Sports gloves include a multilayer palm section that includes an outer layer and one or more inner layers, at least one of which is a layer of slow rebound, open cell polyurethane to provide a glove with better impact control and protection while also providing a user with better feel for a ball striking the palm.. . ...

12/19/13 / #20130333092

Garment vent

A vent for garments, comprising an upper panel and a lower panel, wherein the upper panel has a lower end portion and the lower panel has an upper end portion, and the lower end portion of the upper panel overlaps the upper end portion of the lower panel to form an opening, wherein the vent further comprises a gutter extending into the opening to trap rain travelling through the opening.. . ...

12/19/13 / #20130333091

Shirt and method of identification

A method to manufacture a distinctive high visibility affinity security identification garment. The method comprises the steps of providing a first white fabric having a brightness in the range of 230 to 255 in the brightness scale extending from 0 to 255; and, providing a second fabric having a predominant cool, calming color selected from a group consisting of blue, gray, and blue gray, said predominant cool color having a brightness of at least 190 in the brightness scale extending from 0 to 255, and having a linear pattern formed thereon, said pattern including at least one set of spaced apart generally parallel refined lines. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333090

Towel

A towel that can be converted into a hood is disclosed. The towel can be used as a shoulder cape and as a hood. ...

12/19/13 / #20130333089

Protective helmet having a cover plate knock out assembly

A protective helmet having a cover plate over a front vision area and a cover plate knock out assembly for moving the cover plate a predetermined distance away from the helmet so that a finger of a user can get behind the cover plate to enable its removal from the front vision area of the helmet. The cover plate knock out assembly comprises a slide/pushbutton element and a light blocking cover. ...

12/12/13 / #20130327063

Climate control system for hybrid vehicles using thermoelectric devices

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The present disclosure provides a system for controlling the climate of a vehicle. The system includes a thermoelectric module and a heat exchanger. ...

12/12/13 / #20130327062

Magnetic heat pump system and air-conditioning system using that system

A magnetic heat pump system which arranges permanent magnets at the two sides of a magnetocalorific effect material to thereby strengthen the magnetic field to improve the cooling and heating ability, which magnetic heat pump system uses first and second magnets which move inside and outside of the containers in the state facing each other to change a magnitude of a magnetic field which is applied to a plurality of containers in which a magnetocalorific effect material is stored so as to change a temperature of a heat transport medium which is made to flow through the containers by a reciprocating pump, the intensity of the magnetic field which is applied to the magnetocalorific effect material in the containers being increased to enlarge the change of temperature of the heat transport medium which is discharged from the magnetic heat pump and improve the cooling and heating efficiency.. . ...

12/12/13 / #20130327061

Turbomachine bucket assembly and method of cooling a turbomachine bucket assembly

A turbomachine bucket assembly includes a rotor member including a body having a center portion and an outer edge portion joined by a web. The rotor member includes one or more cooling fluid conduit having a dimension, and an inlet arranged at the outer edge. ...

12/12/13 / #20130327060

Single turbine driving dual compressors

A gas turbine engine is provided, which includes a first compressor rotor coupled to a first shaft, a second compressor rotor downstream of the first compressor and coupled to a second shaft. A combustor is disposed downstream of the compressor rotors. ...

12/12/13 / #20130327059

Draining device

A draining device for draining a fluid from an aircraft engine support strut includes a suction arrangement having an inlet and extending along a longitudinal main axis to form a plenum chamber and a drain tube fluidly connected to the aircraft engine support strut and extending along the longitudinal main axis, the drain tube ending by an outlet, the outlet of the drain tube terminating within the plenum chamber of the suction arrangement. An air flow entering the inlet of the suction arrangement causes a low-pressure region to be created within the plenum chamber, substantially downstream the outlet of the drain tube.. ...

12/12/13 / #20130327058

Device for suspending a turbojet engine

A turbojet is suspended by attachments including hinged links. An attachment includes a support including three branches with passages through which a pin passes, the pin being oriented generally parallel to a direction that is tangential to a casing and being hinged to a central branch of the support by a ball joint.. ...

12/12/13 / #20130327057

Combustor liner with improved film cooling

A heat shield for a combustor liner includes first linear film cooling slots through the heat shield and second linear film cooling slots through the heat shield. The first linear film cooling slots are run in a row and each of the first linear film cooling slots is angled from the row in a first direction. ...

12/12/13 / #20130327056

Combustor liner with decreased liner cooling

A shell for a combustor liner includes a cold side, a hot side, a row of cooling holes and a jet wall. The jet wall projects from the hot side for creating a wall shear jet of increased velocity cooling flow in a tangential direction away from the row of cooling holes and along an adjacent heat shield cold side wall.. ...

12/12/13 / #20130327055

Transition piece for a gas turbomachine

A transition piece for a gas turbomachine includes a body having an outer surface and an inner surface that defines a flow duct, a plurality of openings that extend through the body, and an active control element provided at one or more of the plurality of openings. The active control element is configured and disposed to selectively establish a dimension of the one or more of the plurality of openings.. ...

12/12/13 / #20130327054

Hybrid slinger combustion system

A hybrid combustor combines two distinct fuel injection sources to spray fuel in the combustor. The combustor combines a rotary fuel slinger for spraying fuel in a first combustion zone during high power level and cruise conditions and a set of fuel nozzles for spraying fuel in a second combustion zone during lower power level and starting conditions.. ...

12/12/13 / #20130327053

Model and simulation based control of turbines

A system includes a gas turbine system model configured to model a turbine system operational behavior of a gas turbine system, and a shaft contribution model (scm) including a bottoming cycle performance (bcp) model configured to model a bottoming cycle behavior of a bottoming cycle system. The gas turbine system model is configured to receive a scm output from the scm and to use the scm output to control an actuator. ...

12/12/13 / #20130327052

Exhaust system for gas turbines

An exhaust system is provided for mitigating condensate formation in a common exhaust stack and for effecting improved heat transfer. Reduced condensate formation and improved heat transfer is achieved by inducing non-laminar flow through the common exhaust stack and a heat exchanger operatively coupled to the common exhaust stack. ...

12/12/13 / #20130327051

Power plant with solar energy system

A power plant (1) that includes at least one of a gas turbine (gt), a steam turbine (st) with a water-steam cycle, and a heat recovery steam generator (b) operatively connected to a heat generating member such as solar energy system (ssolar) by means of a primary circuit (10a, 10b, 10c) and a secondary circuit system (20a). The primary heat transfer circuit (10a, 10b) includes solar heating system (ssolar) configured to heat a primary fluid (10), and the secondary circuit (20a) comprises a flow line (20a) for a secondary flow (20) and a main heat exchanger (23) to exchange heat between the secondary water flow and a gas turbine inlet air flow (2). ...

12/12/13 / #20130327050

Controlling flame stability of a gas turbine generator

A method and apparatus for controlling a flame stability at a gas turbine generator is disclosed. The method includes forming combustible mixtures at a plurality of fuel nozzles of a combustor of the gas turbine generator; altering an oxygen concentration of at least one of the combustible mixtures at a selected fuel nozzle of the plurality of fuel nozzles; and burning the combustible mixtures at the plurality of fuel nozzles to control the flame stability at the gas turbine generator.. ...

12/12/13 / #20130327049

Combustor liner with reduced cooling dilution openings

A combustor liner is arcuate in shape and defines an axis and a circumferential direction. The combustor liner includes a first row of dilution openings and a second row of dilution openings. ...

12/12/13 / #20130327048

Combustor liner with convergent cooling channel

A combustor liner includes a heat shield, a shell, a series of trip strips, and a series of projecting walls. The heat shield has a shield cold side. ...

12/12/13 / #20130327047

Gas turbine engine variable area exhaust nozzle

A gas turbine engine variable area exhaust nozzle has a plurality of first and second movable members arranged circumferentially around a fan casing extending in downstream. The first and second movable members alternate around the variable area nozzle. ...

12/12/13 / #20130327046

Combustor assembly having a fuel pre-mixer

A combustor assembly having a fuel pre-mixer including a duct for mixing an airflow and a fuel therein. Also included is a center body coaxially aligned within the duct for receiving the fuel from a fuel source and configured to distribute the fuel to at least one axial location within the duct. ...

12/12/13 / #20130327045

Gas turbine combustion chamber with fuel nozzle, burner with such a fuel nozzle and fuel nozzle

A gas turbine combustion chamber includes a fuel nozzle with a cylindrical nozzle tube, in which a fluid flows, and a convexly formed nozzle cover, which is arranged downstream of the nozzle tube. The nozzle cover has a central point and a plurality of through-openings through which the fluid leaves the nozzle tube. ...

12/12/13 / #20130327044

Fuel metering valve fail-fixed and back-up control system

A system provides “fail fixed” functionality and allows a user to manually manipulate fuel flow to a gas turbine engine in the unlikely event the primary control means is unavailable. The fuel metering unit includes a fuel metering valve, a flow increase valve, and a flow decrease valve. ...

12/12/13 / #20130327043

Method for regulating a brief increase in power of a steam turbine

A method is provided for regulating a brief increase in power of a steam turbine that has an upstream fossil-fired once-through steam generator having a plurality of economizer, evaporator and superheater heating surfaces which form a flow path and through which a flow medium flows. The flow of the flow medium through the fossil-fired once-through steam generator is increased in order to achieve the brief increase in power of the steam turbine. ...

12/12/13 / #20130327042

Thermodynamic power generation system

Disclosed is a power generation system that includes a heat source loop, a heat engine loop, and a heat reclaiming loop. The heat can be waste heat from a steam turbine, industrial process or refrigeration or air-conditioning system, solar heat collectors or geothermal sources. ...

12/12/13 / #20130327041

Waste heat utilization device and operating method

In a waste heat utilization arrangement for an internal combustion engine of a motor vehicle including a waste heat utilization circuit in which a working medium is circulated, a pumping device for pressurizing the working medium, an evaporator for vaporizing the working medium by waste heat of the internal combustion engine, an expansion machine for expanding the working medium while extracting mechanical energy therefrom and a condenser for condensing the working medium in a resting state, the waste heat utilization circuit is in communication with a pressure store capable of maintaining a pressure for setting and ensuring a predetermined adjustable minimum pressure of the working medium in the waste heat utilization circuit.. . ...

12/12/13 / #20130327040

Checking an exhaust gas flap

A method is disclosed for checking a valve on an exhaust gas turbocharger of an internal combustion engine, wherein an exhaust gas flow exits the internal combustion engine, a first portion of said flow flowing through a turbine of the exhaust gas turbocharger into an exhaust gas system and a second portion flowing through the valve into the exhaust gas system, wherein said method includes the steps of varying a fuel-to-air ratio in a fresh gas supplied to the internal combustion engine, determining a residual oxygen content in the exhaust gas system, and determining that the valve is defective if a variation of the residual oxygen content occurs in a manner different than a predetermined manner of the variation of the fuel-to-air ratio in the fresh gas. A device for checking the valve can be integrated into an integrated engine control unit of the internal combustion engine.. ...

12/12/13 / #20130327039

Multi-stage turbo with continuous feedback control

A turbocharger control system for an internal combustion engine having first and second turbochargers connected in series includes first and second pressure sensors, and a controller. The first and second pressure sensors are disposed in an air intake of the engine, and are configured to sense boost pressure of the first and second turbochargers, respectively. ...

12/12/13 / #20130327038

Turbine for an exhaust gas turbocharger

In a turbine for an exhaust gas turbocharger of an internal combustion engine having a housing part with accommodation space including a turbine wheel and at least one spiral channel via which exhaust gas of the internal combustion engine may flow. The spiral channel has an outlet cross-section via which the turbine wheel accommodated in the accommodation space may be acted on by the exhaust gas, and has at least one blocking member, which is connected to an adjusting part so as to be movable hereby in the peripheral direction of the accommodation space for adjusting the outlet cross-section (ar, arλ, ar,rgr). ...

12/12/13 / #20130327037

Controller and control method for internal combustion engine

An ecu determines whether or not an engine water temperature has exceeded a predetermined value; and actively opens and closes a wastegate valve, and calculates a shift in a learning value amount. The ecu determines whether or not the learning value shift amount is sufficiently large to surpass a predetermined value and when the determination result is yes (when the condition is fulfilled), takes in the learning value shift. ...

12/12/13 / #20130327036

Exhaust-gas turbocharger having a turbine housing with an integrated wastegate actuator

An exhaust-gas turbocharger includes a turbine housing and a wastegate which is disposed in the turbine housing and has a wastegate flap. The wastegate flap can be adjusted by an output shaft of a wastegate actuator. ...

12/12/13 / #20130327035

Intake air cooling system for a marine vessel having a turbocharger

Provided is an intake air cooling system for a marine vessel having a turbocharger. The intake air cooling system for the marine vessel includes: a turbocharger which compresses the intake air introduced from the outside using a portion of the exhaust gas generated by the engine, wherein the turbocharger has a front end through which the intake air is introduced and a rear end through which the compressed intake air is supplied to the engine; a cooling part which cools at least one of the intake air compressed in the turbocharger and the exhaust gas passing through the turbocharger, wherein the cooling part includes one or more cooling units disposed along the flow of the intake air or the exhaust gas; and an absorption cooling device which receives heat from the working fluid circulated through the cooling unit.. ...

12/12/13 / #20130327034

Energy retriever system

Disclosed is an energy retriever system and methods for absorbing energy and using that energy elsewhere or converting it to other useful forms of energy or work. The energy retriever system consists of a series of components interconnected by a plurality of conduits containing a fluid. ...

12/12/13 / #20130327033

Forming liquid sprays in compressed-gas energy storage systems for effective heat exchange

In various embodiments, efficiency of energy storage and recovery systems compressing and expanding gas is improved via heat exchange between the gas and a heat-transfer fluid.. . ...

12/12/13 / #20130327032

Hydraulic system and arrangement for an access arrangement

A hydraulic system for an access arrangement having a platform configured for movement between a deployed position and a stowed position, the hydraulic system including: at least one hydraulic power unit configured to urge hydraulic fluid through a hydraulic circuit; at least one hydraulic cylinder directly or indirectly connected to a portion of the platform and configured to urge the platform towards at least one of the stowed position and the deployed position, wherein the at least one hydraulic cylinder is in fluid communication with the hydraulic power unit; and a pressure regulating valve in a path between the at least one hydraulic power unit and the at least one hydraulic cylinder, wherein the pressure regulating valve is operable to prevent the at least one hydraulic cylinder from urging the platform to the stowed position if a load on the platform exceeds a specified threshold.. . ...

12/12/13 / #20130327031

Combined power take-off and hydraulic pump assembly

A combined power take-off and hydraulic pump assembly includes a power take off including a housing portion having an opened end, an input put mechanism that is adapted to be connected to a source of rotational energy, and an output mechanism that is rotatably driven by the input mechanism. The assembly also includes a hydraulic pump including a housing portion having an opened end, a fluid inlet port that is adapted to communicate with a reservoir containing a quantity of relatively low pressure hydraulic fluid, and a pumping mechanism that is rotatably driven by the output mechanism of the power take-off. ...

12/12/13 / #20130327030

Apparatus for recovering energy

Hydraulic apparatus for recovering energy, said apparatus comprising a hydraulic motor, and a high-pressure fluid source and a low-pressure fluid source. The apparatus has: an energy consumption mode, in which the fluid is transferred from the high-pressure fluid source to the low-pressure fluid source while driving the motor in rotation; and an energy accumulation mode, in which, by the action of the motor operating as a pump, the fluid is transferred from the low-pressure source to the high-pressure fluid source. ...

12/12/13 / #20130327029

Energy storage and generation systems and methods using coupled cylinder assemblies

In various embodiments, cylinder assemblies are coupled in series pneumatically, thereby reducing a range of force produced by or acting on the cylinder assemblies during expansion or compression of a gas.. . ...

12/12/13 / #20130327028

System and method for slurry handling

A system includes a slurry depressurizing system that includes a liquid expansion system configured to continuously receive a slurry at a first pressure and continuously discharge the slurry at a second pressure. For example, the slurry depressurizing system may include an expansion turbine to expand the slurry from the first pressure to the second pressure.. ...

12/12/13 / #20130327027

Device for storing and supplying ammonia and exhaust line equipped with such a device

A device for storing and supplying ammonia to an exhaust line of an automobile vehicle, includes a solid material provided for absorbing the ammonia, a reservoir for storing the solid material, and a heating unit to heat the solid material to desorb the ammonia. The solid material comprises solid elements with a mass of less than 50 grams. ...

12/12/13 / #20130327026

Device for providing a liquid reducing agent having a tank with a temperature sensor and motor vehicle having the device

A device for providing liquid reducing agent includes a reducing-agent tank with a tank wall which delimits a tank interior. The tank wall has a metallic wall section and the device has a temperature sensor which is disposed outside the reducing-agent tank. ...

12/12/13 / #20130327025

Combustion exhaust gas treatment system and method of treating combustion exhaust gas

A combustion exhaust gas treatment system comprising: a heat exchanger (a) for recovering heat contained in the combustion exhaust gas into heat medium, an absorption column for obtaining co2 removed gas by absorbing co2 in the combustion exhaust gas into absorbent, a heat exchanger (b) for applying heat recovered by heat medium to the co2 absorbed absorbent, a desorption column for desorbing the absorbent by removing co2 from the co2 absorbed absorbent, a flash tank for flash vaporizing the desorbed absorbent and a heat exchanger (e) for transferring heat from the desorbed absorbent to the co2 absorbed absorbent, wherein the co2 absorbed absorbent can be supplied from the absorption column to the desorption column via the heat exchanger (e) and the heat exchanger (b) in this order, and the desorbed absorbent can be supplied from the desorption column to the absorption column via the flash tank and the heat exchanger (e) in this order.. . ...

12/12/13 / #20130327024

Direct densification method and system utilizing waste heat for on-board recovery and storage of co2 from motor vehicle internal combustion engine exhaust gases

E. An exhaust gas conduit in fluid communication with the treated exhaust gas stream outlet from the separation zone.. ...

12/12/13 / #20130327023

Exhaust gas system and method for operating such a system

The invention relative to an exhaust gas system (10) for a spark-ignition internal combustion engine (12), comprising an hc adsorber (22) as well as, downstream from it, a catalytic converter (20) designed at least to convert hydrocarbons (hc), and it also relates to a method for operating an exhaust gas system (10). It is provided that a burner device (30) which is operated or can be operated with air and fuel is installed downstream from the hc adsorber (22) and upstream from the catalytic converter (20).. ...

12/12/13 / #20130327022

Device for generating ammonia

An ammonia generating device for treating exhaust gases of internal combustion engines, notably of automobile vehicles, includes a reservoir having a body capable of releasing ammonia by desorption and a heating device positioned inside the reservoir to heat the body in the reservoir. The heating device comprises a heat generating element that has an elongated form. ...

12/12/13 / #20130327021

Device for generating ammonia

An ammonia generating device is delimited by an outer casing that includes a main reservoir and a secondary reservoir. The main reservoir is capable of reloading with ammonia the body in the secondary reservoir. ...

12/12/13 / #20130327020

Ammonia generating device

An ammonia generating device is used for the treatment of exhaust gases of internal combustion engines, particularly for motor vehicles. The device includes a tank having a body capable of releasing ammonia by desorption. ...

12/12/13 / #20130327019

Particulate oxidation catalyst with dual pressure-drop sensors

A method and system for treating exhaust emitted via an exhaust line from a diesel engine. A poc system is installed on the exhaust line, and has at least one diesel oxidation catalyst (doc), a set of two or more particulate oxidation catalyst (poc) elements, a first differential pressure sensor (Δp1) to measure the pressure difference across the first and all but the last poc elements, and a second differential pressure sensor (Δp2) to measure pressure differences across the last poc element. ...

12/12/13 / #20130327018

Method of monitoring a differential pressure sensor of an exhaust gas treatment system

A method of monitoring a differential pressure sensor of an exhaust gas aftertreatment system includes sensing a learned value (n−1, n, n+1, n+2, etc.) of the differential pressure sensor for each after-run occurrence of the vehicle, and calculating an absolute value of a rate of change between a current (n) learned value of the differential pressure sensor and a previous (n−1) learned value of the differential pressure sensor. The absolute value of the rate of change is compared to a threshold pressure value to determine if the absolute value of the rate of change is greater than the threshold pressure value or is less than the threshold pressure value. ...

12/12/13 / #20130327017

Exhaust system, operating method and control strategy in internal combustion engine

An exhaust system for an internal combustion engine includes an exhaust filter positioned within an exhaust conduit, and having a first and a second nox sensing mechanism positioned upstream and downstream the exhaust filter. An electronic control unit is coupled with the nox sensing mechanisms and generates a signal indicative of a soot loading state of the exhaust filter responsive to a difference in species composition of the sensed nox upstream and downstream the exhaust filter. ...

12/12/13 / #20130327016

Ignition device for two-pulse rocket motor with thermal barrier membrane

In a two-pulse rocket motor provided with a pressure vessel, a first propellant placed within the pressure vessel that burns during a first pulse stage, a second propellant placed within the pressure vessel that burns during a second pulse stage following the first pulse stage, and a barrier membrane placed so as to cover the entire initial burning surface of the second propellant, wherein the barrier membrane is provided with an inner barrier membrane that covers the inner peripheral surface of the second propellant and an aft barrier membrane that covers the rear surface of the second propellant, and an end portion where the aft barrier membrane and the inner barrier membrane meet is joined over the entire circumference thereof. The ignition device includes an energy supply unit, an energy transfer unit connected at one end to the energy supply unit, and an ignition unit.. ...

12/12/13 / #20130327015

Dual use hydrazine propulsion thruster system

Some embodiments provide a dual use hydrazine propulsion thruster system. The dual use hydrazine propulsion thruster system may include a storage vessel configured to store hydrazine and a chemical thruster configured to provide thrust using the hydrazine. ...

12/12/13 / #20130327014

Devices and methods to optimize aircraft power plant and aircraft operations

Several improvements to optimize aircraft power plant and aircraft operations are disclosed, as well as methods of using these improvements to reduce fuel consumption, gas emission, noise, aircraft weight, maintenance costs, operating costs, aircraft incident and accidents, and improving aircraft performance. The improvements consist of a power plant fitted with a front propulsor, core engine, and aft propulsor. ...

12/12/13 / #20130327013

Spark plug for combustion chamber of a gas turbine engine

Wherein the external body (1) comprises at least one cooling air inlet (6) which communicates inside the spark plug with at least one outlet (8, 9, 10) arranged at the level of the nose forming portion.. . ...

12/12/13 / #20130327012

Gas turbine anti-icing system

Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed towards a system having a compressor bleed air recirculation system. The compressor bleed air recirculation system includes a compressor bleed air line extending from a compressor to an air intake, wherein the compressor bleed air line is configured to flow a compressor bleed air flow, and the air intake is configured to supply an air flow to the compressor. ...

12/12/13 / #20130327011

Method and apparatus for a fuel nozzle assembly for use with a combustor

A fuel nozzle assembly for use with a combustor is provided. The fuel nozzle assembly includes a fuel nozzle including a discharge end. ...

12/12/13 / #20130327010

Wave disc engine apparatus

A wave disc engine apparatus is provided. A further aspect employs a constricted nozzle in a wave rotor channel. ...

12/12/13 / #20130327009

Pick-up tine bracket with flange

A tine mounting bracket for connecting tines to tine bars on an agricultural pick-up reel. The tines include a coiled spring section at the base of the tine and adjacent to the tine bar connection. ...

12/12/13 / #20130327008

Replaceable mower blade and assembly

A replaceable mower blade for attachment to a mounting member operatively connected to a mower is provided. The blade includes a central portion having opposing side edges, a top surface, and a bottom surface. ...

12/12/13 / #20130327007

Replaceable mower blade assembly

A replaceable mower blade assembly for attaching to a rotatable spindle, motor, or engine crankshaft is provided. The blade assembly includes a mounting member having a plurality of ends extending from a central bore that is configured to receive the spindle, motor, or engine crankshaft. ...

12/12/13 / #20130327006

Terpolymer for melt blown medica for air filtration

Melt-blown fiber comprising a terpolymer of propylene, ethylene and a c4 to c10 α-olefin, wherein further said melt blown fiber and/or said terpolymer has/have a melt flow rate mfr25 (230° c.) of at least 300 g/10 min, the amount of propylene in said terpolymer is at least 90.0 wt.-%, the weight ratio of ethylene and a-olefin within said terpolymer is 1/100 to below 1/1, and the terpolymer has <2,1> regiodefects of below 0.4 mol.-%.10. . ...

12/12/13 / #20130327005

Air filter system and filter element

An air filter system (30) includes a filter housing (10) with a filter element (1) received within the housing. A secondary housing is secured to and closing the filter housing. ...

12/12/13 / #20130327004

Framed air filter with offset slot, and method of making

A framed air filter and method of making. The framed air filter includes air filter media and a frame with a frame portion with an upstream flange and a downstream flange and an inner sidewall and an outer sidewall. ...

12/12/13 / #20130327003

Device for filtering fluid in a power generating system

This disclosure describes examples of a seal element that can prevent leaks that occur due to sagging and/or displacement of a filter device from the tubesheet in a power generating system. The seal element can have a non-uniform profile that defines a material thickness for the seal element. ...

12/12/13 / #20130327002

Centrifugal separator and method for producing a centrifugal separator

A centrifugal separator for separating particles from a fluid has a housing with a structural element provided with an opening. A cyclone cell having an inflow opening and an outflow opening is provided and is adapted to produce a swirl in a fluid that is flowing in through the inflow opening and exits through the outflow opening. ...

12/12/13 / #20130327001

Single serving beverage container used as a drinking vessel

A single serving beverage container has a body having a first end, which in the drinking vessel serving position is at the top, and an opposite second end that functions as the base of the container. Accessible from the first end is a closure that can be opened and the second end is closed. ...

12/12/13 / #20130327000

Packaging of a stack of confectionery pellets and the like

Packaging of a stack of confectionery pellets comprises a tubular pack formed from a flexible wrapper and a re-closable cap member mounted to one end of pack. The cap member has a base affixed to a side wall of the pack and a scoop attached to the base for movement between closed and open positions. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326999

Apparatuses for wrapping a load and supplying film for wrapping a load and associated methods

A wrapping apparatus, its components, and corresponding methods for wrapping a load in packaging material are described herein. The apparatus has a packaging material dispenser having a frame and a plurality of packaging material supplies. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326998

Process for single-step forming and filling of containers

A process for the manufacturing and filling of plastic containers, said process comprising the steps of: a. Positioning a preform (1) with relation to a mold assembly of two or more components (20, 21, 22), said preform generally being fabricated from a plastic and being provided with a longitudinal axis (17) and presenting a stretchable portion (13) and a non-stretchable portion (11); b. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326997

Device and method for packaging articles

A device and a method for packaging articles (14) are proposed, wherein the device comprises the following: at least one insertion device (30) which transfers articles (14) to be packaged into a folded box (28), at least one transport means (16) which transports a plurality of articles (14) to be packaged in the form of a stack in at least one packaging material bowl (12) into the gripping region of the insertion device (30), wherein an aligning unit (20) is provided which, in order to stabilize the stack, acts on the articles (14) which lies in the packaging material bowl (12), before said articles (14) pass into the gripping region of the insertion device (30).. . ...

12/12/13 / #20130326996

Laundry cleaning product

The present invention is directed to a refillable container to be used with a laundry cleaner mix. More specifically, the present invention is directed to a refillable container for use with a laundry cleaner bottle closure (cap) containing a laundry cleaner mix to be diluted within the refillable container, wherein the closure (cap) includes a water dissolvable seal.. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326995

Electrically operated machine for covering book covers and sealing envelopes and articles of various kind

A machine is described for covering book covers and sealing envelopes or articles of various kind. The machine comprises a fixed lower base suitable for resting a sheet of flexible plastic material for an article to be covered, an upper part movable towards said base and a heatable blade accommodated in the upper part to execute soldering of the overlapped ends of the plastic material sheet along the article edges when the upper part is approached to the lower base. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326994

Steel single-lip channel bar

The present invention has an object to enhance drainage of a rack in a case where a single-lip channel steel bar is used as a transverse beam or/and a longitudinal beam and a flat-plate-like solar panel module or the like is placed on the transverse beam. The single-lip channel steel bar of the present invention, which serves as a transverse beam and a longitudinal beam, includes a second side plate formed on one side portion of a channel steel bar body. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326993

Systems and methods for constructing a building structure

A post-and-beam type structure includes: a connector having four plate portions forming a cruciform cross-section for the connector, the cruciform cross-section extending in a vertical direction, wherein the four plate portions define four quadrants; a first column configured for detachably coupling to a bottom portion of the connector; and a first beam with a first end configured for detachably coupling to a first one of the plate portions; wherein the first beam comprises a first beam member and a second beam member that are coupled to each other, and wherein the first end of the first beam is configured for placement in a first quadrant of the four quadrants.. . ...

12/12/13 / #20130326992

Mounting base

A mounting base is formed from a metal foundation, height adjustment bolts for adjusting the height dimension of the foundation, support bolts inserted into support bolt insertion holes, a metal cover installed on the foundation, and mortar filling the space between the foundation and the upper surface of a concrete slab. In the base, the first fixed ends of the bolts are inserted into insertion holes formed in a metal plate and are fixed to the metal plate with nuts, and the second fixed ends of the bolts are fixed to a steel beam with nuts. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326991

Building insulation and siding connector

A connector strip is mechanically attached to the planar surface defined by wooden or metallic walls. In a first embodiment the connector strip has an elongate i-beam configuration with a proximal end having transverse arms that define a flattened base that is attachable to the wall. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326990

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. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326989

Wooden floor tile with milled surface

Wooden tiles are disclosed having a top surface that is milled to produce multiple individual planks from a single individual tile. The tiles are configured such that when laid adjacent to one another on a surface, the pattern defined by the individual planks repeats. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326988

Wall panel system and method

A wall panel system and method is disclosed. The wall panel system for covering an unfinished wall including one or more studs, includes a first sheet, a second sheet, and a first stud cover. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326987

Wall panel system

A wall panel system that includes a plurality of rails positioned substantially parallel to each other, a plurality of panels wherein each panel extends between two adjacent rails, and a cross spline is positioned between each pair of panels and extending substantially perpendicular to adjacent rails is provided. The rails are attachable to a wall support structure. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326986

System and method for light steel frame construction

A system and method for light steel frame construction which utilizes a single type of material for panels and fill to produce an affordable, thermally efficient, strong and durable building. The system and method for light steel frame construction generally includes a light steel frame to which is secured a plurality of outer block panels and inner block panels via fasteners. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326985

Aqueous gypsum plaster-cement composition and its use

An aqueous gypsum plaster-cement composition comprises a hydraulic binder consisting of calcined gypsum and hydraulic cement in a weight ratio of from about 4:1 to about 2:1, an aggregate which comprises sand, a foam, a perlite, rice hulls or a mixture thereof, a superplasticizer comprising an air entraining agent, a retarder, and water in an amount of from about 0.4 to about 0.75 parts by weight per part of binder, with the proviso that the gypsum plaster-cement composition contains essentially neither a pozzolana nor lime. The use thereof, a method of constructing buildings using this composition and the buildings obtainable in this way are also described.. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326984

Device for connecting two prefabricated construction elements together

The invention relates to a prefabricated construction element (1) having a permanent form, such as a longitudinal beam or a panel, consisting of two parallel plates that are formed, through molding and spaced apart from each other, from a hydraulic mixture such as concrete and from a built-in metal reinforcement, said plates being separated by an insulating block and connected together by transverse spacers (not shown), characterized in that said construction element (1) comprises consecutive prepositioning and bottom (6, 7) and/or top (8, 9) linking means, said bottom means (6, 7) consisting of a metal male connector (6) secured to the metal reinforcement of a first element (1) and arranged at the end of the bottom portion of said first element, and a metal female connector (7) secured to said metal reinforcement of a consecutive second element and arranged at the end of the bottom portion of said second element, the relative positioning of the male connector (6) and female connector (7) being such that said connectors can be connected together when the two consecutive elements (1) are assembled.. . ...

12/12/13 / #20130326983

Wall forming system and method thereof

A tie system and method for forming a wall from a hardenable building material. In one embodiment, the tie system includes multiple ties configured to be directly interconnected into a vertically extending tie stack such that multiple tie stacks can be positioned over a footing in a spaced apart arrangement. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326982

Non-composite insulated concrete sandwich panels

A non-composite insulated concrete sandwich panel system, and specifically a system for sandwiching together a layer of concrete with a rigid insulation sheet tied between the layers, that reduces or eliminates separation or cracking in the rigid insulation sheet, attributable to undesirable adhesion of the layer of concrete to the rigid insulation sheet. A slip-faced insulation panel is formed from an insulation panel, with a lower slip-sheet adhered to the lower face and an upper slip sheet adhered to the upper face. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326981

Imitation wood plank

An imitation wood plank comprises an elongate planar member having a top surface, a bottom surface and opposing sides. The top surface includes a wood grain pattern. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326980

Interlocking web for insulated concrete forms

An interlocking web for use in insulated concrete form construction configured to engage with a like interlocking web to prevent horizontal and vertical relative movement between webs, the web including a pair of pillars adapted to be embedded within foam insulation panels, each pillar having a male connector at a first end and a female connector at a second end, the male and female connectors having complementary shapes to engage with respective female and male connectors of like vertically-aligned interlocking webs and a pair of bridges interconnecting the pillars.. . ...

12/12/13 / #20130326979

Base support for wind-driven power generators

Disclosed are apparatus and corresponding methodology for providing a base support, such as including concrete, and used such as for a wind-driven generator. Precast concrete cylinders are stacked in place upon a platform that may be partially precast and partially cast in place during assembly and supported, in certain embodiments, by plural concrete legs, the other ends of which are supported on a unitary or subdivided concrete foundation. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326978

Connecting fitting, bearing wall provided with same, and building using same

A connecting fitting includes a vertical frame attachment section 15a that can be attached to an inner surface of a vertical web 7a of a vertical frame 7a, 7b by way of bolts b2 in a state where the vertical frame attachment section 15a is disposed along the vertical web 7a, a brace attachment plate 14, connected to the vertical frame attachment section 15a, which enables attachment of an end of a brace 10a, 10b at a position inward of the vertical frame 7a, 7b, and a fixing plate 11, welded to the vertical frame attachment section 15a, which can be fixed to a beam member 4 or a foundation 2 in a state where the fixing plate 11 is disposed along an outer surface of a lateral frame 8a, 8b facing outward in a state of being disposed to make up a frame shape.. . ...

12/12/13 / #20130326977

Stud frame wall system

A wall is provided with a plurality of stud frames disposed in at least one row, an outer layer, an inner layer, and an insulation layer. The stud frames are coupled between the outer layer and the inner layer. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326976

Frameless glass mounting system

A frameless mounting system for glass or the like includes one or more bracket assemblies that adjustably interconnect a sheet of material along an upper edge of an existing partition system. The bracket assemblies permit the sheet of material to be adjusted upwardly or sidewardly to align the sheets of material with adjacent sheets of material. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326975

Fire protected steel structure and removable panels for fire protection of a steel structures

The present invention concerns a fire protected steel structure with at least one fire protection panel covering the steel structure. The panel includes a perforated metal plate (14) and an inner expanding fire protecting layer (12) with a thickness (t1) on an inside of the perforated metal plate (14) and an outer expanding fire protecting layer (13) with a thickness (t2) on an outside of the perforated metal plate (14). ...

12/12/13 / #20130326974

Window assembly and construction module assembly using thermobimetals

A window assembly includes a pane of material through which light is passable and a plurality of thermobimetal elements positioned adjacent the pane. The elements each assume a first shape at a first temperature and a second shape at a second temperature. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326973

Window rain guard & wind deflector

A rain guard and wind deflector device employs a flat panel of transparent plastic material installed by its mounting edge and adjoining opposing linear sides to corresponding linear sides of a window frame or window trim. The flat panel has a width to its free end extending over a substantial portion of the width of a window pane slidable on an inner track for opening the window. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326972

Structural design with rear-ventilated cladding elements

A structural design is proposed, comprising rear-ventilated cladding elements (1), in particular plates or boards, which can be hung in front of a supporting framework (2), in particular consisting of vertical support elements and horizontal bearing elements, wherein the cladding elements are each assigned a frame (3) which spans a rear-ventilation cross-section (4) and the upper and lower frame leg profiles (5, 6) of which have ventilation openings (8) leading to the front (7) of the cladding. In order to provide advantageous rear-ventilation conditions it is proposed that at least the upper frame leg profile interior (12) is assigned a splash guard (13) which is arranged in the manner of a labyrinth seal, adjoins the frame leg profile below the ventilation openings (8), covers the ventilation openings (8) and preferably faces with the free end thereof towards the front (7) of the cladding.. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326971

Portable pathway apparatus

A portable pathway apparatus for providing a path over an earthen surface that includes a pliable frame member comprising one or more layers; a row of mating holes disposed on each side of the pliable frame member; a set of independently adjustable steps coupled to the pliable frame member in a first orientation direction; wherein each independently adjustable step comprises an adjustment mechanism, and wherein each independently adjustable step is coupled to the pliable frame member with a mount that aligns with the row of mating holes on each of the corresponding sides of the pliable frame member, whereby each of the independently adjustable steps is also movable along a length of the pliable frame member.. . ...

12/12/13 / #20130326970

Foundation for a wind turbine

The invention relates to a foundation for a wind turbine, comprising an above-ground and a below-ground part (11, 12), wherein a connection facility (14) for a wind turbine is provided on the above-ground part (12), characterized in that the below-ground part (11) is produced at least partially from a wood-based material.. . ...

12/12/13 / #20130326969

Structural damping system and method

A tuned mass damper may be formed using one or more rotary magnetic dampers (108) coupled to a pendulous mass (102). The tuned mass damper thus formed may be used to suppress the motion of a man-made structure. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326968

Foundation column

A precast concrete column supports a building. In one exemplary embodiment, the precast concrete column includes a connector for securing a wooden column to the precast concrete column such that no portion of the connector extends beyond the cross-section of the wooden column. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326967

Large concrete block for crane lifting, method for manufacturing same, and method for installing same

Disclosed herein is a large concrete block for crane lifting. The large concrete block includes a large concrete block body (110) made of concrete, and a connection-wire-rope insert tube (120) made of synthetic resin. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326966

Precast pervious concrete panels

A precast pervious concrete panel is formed in a containment vessel under controlled conditions and allowed to reach an acceptable strength before removal from the containment vessel, thereby producing standard sizes or shapes for installation in the field. Each piece of pervious concrete may include slots cut into the piece at predetermined locations allowing installation of a joint connector; either dry or with a bonding material thereby allowing connection of multiple pieces into a solid slab. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326965

Light tight enclosure assembly and method of providing a light tight work chamber

An enclosure assembly includes a housing and a platform disposed within the housing. The platform is rotatably moveable about a vertical axis. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326964

Drilling or abrading tool having a working surface with an array of blind apertures plugged with super-abrasive material

A substrate includes a surface having blind apertures formed therein. The blind apertures formed in the surface are preferably arranged in a regular and repeating pattern, such as with an array. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326963

Polycrystalline diamond material

A polycrystalline diamond material comprising a mass of diamond particles or grains exhibiting inter-granular bonding and a binder material comprises a non-metallic catalyst material for diamond, the non-metallic catalyst material for diamond comprising at least one nitrogen compound derived from an ammonium compound and/or at least one halide compound.. . ...

12/12/13 / #20130326962

Self-locating door interlock apparatus and enclosures, assemblies, and methods including same

A door interlock apparatus is disclosed. The door interlock apparatus has a body configured to couple to a first one of a door and an enclosure structure, the body having one or more angled self-locating features, a locking protrusion extending from a surface of the body and configured to couple with the locking member of an interlock mechanism, and a misalignment-accommodating mechanism configured and adapted to allow motion of the body. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326961

Blocking closure of a passageway

A device includes a base attachable to a first side of a door; a swing arm coupled to the base, the swing arm including a bracket flange configured to extend across an edge of the door between the first side of the door and a second side of the door opposite the first side of the door; and a biasing member coupled between the swing arm and the base and configured to urge the swing arm from a retracted position in which the bracket flange is adjacent the edge to an extended position in which the bracket flange is apart from the edge.. . ...

12/12/13 / #20130326960

Rolling device for opening and/or closing a door

A rolling device is provided for opening and/or closing a door, having a rolling unit which can be connected to a fastening element to be fastened to the door, by means of a connecting element. The rolling unit has a drive unit which has at least one power accumulator and a drive, and which is connected to a wheel unit that has a drive wheel. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326959

Mechanical gate opener for livestock chutes

A mechanical gate opener is used to activate an opening mechanism for a livestock chute. The gate opener includes a weight, an elevating mechanism for lifting the weight to a set height, and a delay mechanism for extending the time from when the weight is released from the set height to when the weight strikes an actuator for the gate opening mechanism. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326958

Passage barrier

The invention relates to a passage barrier for controlling the access a building or a site, comprising a blocking element that can be pivoted or rotated in both directions about an axis in a defined angle from a blocking position in order to grant access, a drive motor and an overload coupling between the output shaft of the drive motor and the drive shaft of the blocking element. According to the invention, the coupling is designed as an asymmetrical overload coupling and the limit torque that must be overcome is greater in one rotational direction than in the other rotational direction of the blocking element. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326957

Drive assembly for power sliding door for vehicle

A sliding door drive assembly is provided for a vehicle. The assembly includes at least one grooveless drum. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326956

Garage door antenna

A system and method for controlling a garage door is presented. An alarm system includes an antenna mounted to a garage door. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326955

Device for detecting opening/closing of charger lid

A push lifter is provided with a push-push mechanism. When a charger lid is positioned in a closed position to close a battery charging opening, the push-push mechanism holds a push rod in a standby state. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326954

Process for producing synthesis gas

A process for controlling the carbon conversion of a gasifier fuelled with a carbonaceous feedstock by mixing in biomass, the process comprising the steps of (a) pressurizing the biomass and carbonaceous feedstock; (b) introducing the biomass and carbonaceous feedstock into the gasification reactor vessel; (c) partially oxidizing the carbonaceous feedstock/biomass with a molecular oxygen-comprising gas to obtain a synthesis gas comprising carbon monoxide and hydrogen; (d) measuring the c02 content of the syngas and comparing with a pre-determined value range; (e) adjusting the biomass/carbonaceous feedstock ratio by changing the biomass feed rate; wherein said biomass and carbonaceous feedstock comprises from 10 wt % to 50 wt % of biomass and wherein the level of biomass is adjusted within this range to control the carbon conversion.. . ...

12/12/13 / #20130326953

Gasification method for reducing emission of carbon dioxide

Provided is a gasification method of a carbon-containing material, the method including: (a) reacting a carbon-containing material to be treated under the presence of a catalyst with steam to produce a syngas containing hydrogen, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide; (b) generating a carbon dioxide rich gas by introducing a portion of the syngas that has produced in step (a) into a combustion process, and/or separating hydrogen and carbon monoxide from the syngas produced in step (a); and (c) recycling, to step (a), the carbon dioxide rich gas that has been produced in step (b). By the method, the necessity of separating or collecting and storing carbon dioxide for reducing carbon dioxide is eliminated to minimize costs for constructing a special device and facility for the separation or collecting and storage of the carbon dioxide.. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326952

Renewable blended natural gas and rock wool production from a plasma-based system

A method and system for cost effectively converting a feedstock using thermal plasma or other styles of gassifiers, into an energy transfer medium using a blended gaseous fuel. The feedstock can be any organic material or inorganic combination to generate a syngas. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326951

Chemically-modified mixed fuels, methods of production and uses thereof

A chemically-modified mixed fuel includes methane gas from at least two methane-production sources and can be utilized in any process that incorporates a kellogg primary reformer. A method for producing the chemically-modified mixed fuel described herein includes providing a first methane-containing gas from a first methane-production source, providing a second methane-containing gas from a second methane-production source and blending the first methane-containing gas with the second methane-containing gas at a suitable pressure to form a chemically-modified mixed fuel. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326950

Vertical agricultural structure

Disclosed are modular and stackable cultivation systems and growth bays, and purpose built structures including the systems and bays that are adaptable for crop cultivation and find use for methods of agricultural growth using soil, hydroponic, or aeroponic-based systems.. . ...

12/12/13 / #20130326949

Expandable planting pot

The present invention discloses an expandable planting pot module mounted with a detachable bottom plate. The bottom plate may be configure to be a grinding tool to lose the bottom soil by twisting. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326948

Diffusive light reflectors with polymeric coating and opaque blackout layer

A diffuse light reflector is disclosed for use in lighting fixtures including luminaires, light boxes, displays, signage, daylighting applications, and the like. The reflector includes a light reflective nonwoven, a polymer layer that enhances reflectivity, and an opaque blackout layer. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326947

Novel light sources and methods for illuminating plants to achieve effective plant growth

A method of growing a plant or its propagule is described. The method includes: (i) powering a light source with input power to generate an incident light; (ii) illuminating, for a period of time, a growth area of the plant/propagule with the incident light having a spectral profile defined by a first (i.e., between about 400 nm and about 470 nm), a second (i.e., between about 526 nm and about 570 nm) and a third (i.e., between about 626 nm and about 700 nm) set of wavelengths; (iii) achieving, using the incident light, a photosynthetic productivity that is greater than that achieved if the growth area of the plant/propagule had been illuminated by another incident light with same amount of input power for substantially same period of time, and another incident light includes the first and the third set of wavelengths, but not the second set of wavelengths.. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326946

Novel light sources and methods for illuminating plants to achieve effective plant growth

A method of growing a plant or its propagule is described. The method includes: (i) powering a light source with input power to generate an incident light; (ii) illuminating, for a period of time, a growth area of the plant/propagule with the incident light having a spectral profile defined by a first (i.e., between about 400 nm and about 470 nm), a second (i.e., between about 526 nm and about 570 nm) and a third (i.e., between about 626 nm and about 700 nm) set of wavelengths; (iii) achieving, using the incident light, a final harvest index that is greater than that achieved if the growth area of the plant/propagule had been illuminated by another incident light with same amount of input power for substantially same period of time, and another incident light includes the first and the third set of wavelengths, but not the second set of wavelengths.. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326945

Novel light sources and methods for illuminating plants to achieve effective plant growth

A method of growing a plant or its propagule is described. The method includes: (i) powering a light source with input power to generate an incident light; (ii) illuminating, for a period of time, a growth area of the plant/propagule with the incident light having a spectral profile defined by a first (i.e., between about 400 nm and about 470 nm), a second (i.e., between about 526 nm and about 570 nm) and a third (i.e., between about 626 nm and about 700 nm) set of wavelengths; (iii) achieving, using the incident light, a dry weight that is greater than that achieved if the growth area of the plant/propagule had been illuminated by another incident light with same amount of input power for substantially same period of time, and another incident light includes the first and the third set of wavelengths, but not the second set of wavelengths.. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326944

Tree injection apparatus and methods

A plug may be releasably mounted on a tip of a nozzle of an injector, and the injector may be pushed toward a borehole in a tree trunk so as to introduce and mount the plug in the borehole using the injector. Then, the injector may be operated to inject liquid into the borehole by way of the plug. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326943

Method for wrapping a floral grouping

A floral grouping package for 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. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326942

Device for thinning out a fruit tree

The device for removing flowers from a fruit tree by pulling off from their branch is formed by a rod, a gripping and a puller. The gripper can be a handle. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326941

Quantum dot led's to enhance growth in photosynthetic organisms

Quantum dot (qd) leds useful for plant, algael and photosynthetic bacterial growth applications. The qd leds utilizes a solid state led (typically emitting blue or uv light) as the primary light source and one or more qd elements as a secondary light source that down-converts the primary light. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326940

Pelletized carbonized biomass, methods, and apparatuses

Pelletized carbonized biomass-based fuel products, methods, and apparatuses are provided. Methods include applying a binder and a first amount of water to at least partially carbonized biomass, applying a second amount of water to the at least partially carbonized biomass, and pelletizing the at least partially carbonized biomass in an inert atmosphere. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326939

Pelletized fuel products, methods, and apparatuses

Pelletized fuel products, methods, and apparatuses are provided. The method includes pelletizing at least partially carbonized biomass in an inert atmosphere. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326938

Methods of drying biomass and carbonaceous materials

The invention provides methods of reducing the energy required to remove moisture from biomass, carbonaceous materials and mixtures of the same. The method significantly reduces the energy requirements by removing moisture as a liquid and by transferring the moisture to the surface of the material where it is more easily and efficiently evaporated.. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326937

Method and apparatus for increasing concentration of stable water clusters, and products produced thereby

For increasing the concentration of stable water clusters in water solution an external electric field is applied to provide an alignment of electric dipole moments of the stable water clusters and for growing of the latter, the water solution with the stable water clusters is subjected to vigorous shaking by ultrasound to break the stable water clusters into a greater number of smaller stable water clusters, and products are produced with increased concentration of the stable water clusters.. . ...

12/12/13 / #20130326936

Production of renewable bio-distillate

A process and system for separating a light fraction, a bio-distillate fraction, and a heavy fraction from a bio-oil, and for producing a renewable distillate including at least in part the bio-distillate fraction and a stabilizing additive, is provided. In addition, a process and system is provided for upgrading a bio-oil by use of a diluent and/or a recycle stream from the upgrading process to reduce fouling in upgrading equipment, such as a preheater and a hydrodeoxygenation unit.. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326935

System for treating biomass

A system and corresponding process for treating biomass, including by use of a plurality of pyrolysis treatment steps. The process can be used to provide a first pyrolysis product (e.g., intermediate), in the form of a carbon enriched material that contains substantially less hemicellulose content than the initial biomass, while substantially retaining and optionally enriching cellulose and/or lignin content as compared to the initial biomass. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326934

Soluble acids from naturally occurring aqueous streams

Disclosed herein is a process for preparing transportation fuel and optionally a middle distillate, a diesel fuel, a heating oil, a jet fuel, a kerosene, an aviation gasoline, a gasoline fuel, or a lubricant base oil. The process includes the steps of (a) producing a naturally occurring aqueous fluid containing greater than 1 wt. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326933

Fly exterminating apparatus

Provided is a fly exterminating apparatus where flies are attracted to a main body that is movable in an orbital-to-spin method and then are suctioned and captured by a vacuum negative pressure. Also, a shock generation part that generates an electrical shock due to current by being associated with the moving main body when contacting the flies is provided to exterminate the flies; a reflective plate that discombobulates the flies to make away with the flies is disposed to exterminate the flies through various methods. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326932

Fishing leader line holder

Disclosed is, among other things, a fishing leader line holder which may allow for safe and convenient storage of leader lines with hooks. The fishing leader line holder may include adjustable line wraps and hook-holders to accommodate fishing leader lines of different length.. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326931

Live bait delivery system

A bait delivery system having a container for holding water and a lid releasably attached to the container. The lid includes a door opening and a door is pivotally connected to the lid. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326930

Removable bait cooler

A removable bait cooling having an outer container defining an first upper opening and an inner cooler zone and a plurality elongated of inner cooler members, each of the elongated inner cooler members with a first end, a second end opposite to the first end, and a substantially watertight sidewall separating the first and second ends with the sidewall at least partially defining a bait placement zone. The elongated inner cooler members also having a substantially watertight bottom surface at least partially defining the bait placement zone and a second upper opening defined by the second end of the inner cooler member, being coupled to at least one other inner cooler member, and being removable from, and insertable within, the first upper opening as a unit.. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326929

Fishing rod holder assembly

A fishing rod holder assembly includes a holding member for receiving and holding a fishing rod, and a support member comprising a substantially flat mounting section for positioning on a surface, and a supporting section angled in relation to the mounting section. A receiving member is rotatably connected to the supporting section and has a first opening formed therein for receiving and engaging the holding member, such that the holding member can be positioned at a desired angle relative to the surface by rotating the receiving member.. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326928

Fishing bobbers

In one embodiment, a fishing line bobber includes a bobber body having a length and an exterior surface. The bobber body includes an aperture that extends through the length of the bobber body and a slot extending along the length of the bobber body and connected to the aperture through sidewalls that extend from the exterior surface of the bobber body inward to the aperture. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326927

Device to facilitate dry land, roll casting

A device which holds a rigged fly stationary when initiating a cast with connected fly rod, line and leader but that then releases the rigged fly once acted upon by the action of the fly line and leader movement. This simulates the result of water tension to a degree sufficient to allow for both fly rod loading and complete leader turn-over. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326926

Animal attracting system and method

An animal attracting system and method is disclosed. The animal attracting system includes a moveable decoy and a remote control activation device. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326925

Hand guard covers for small arm weapons

A hand guard cover for a small arms weapon comprising a molded body having a rectangular shape and including an outer surface, an inner surface, rounded longitudinally extending edges connecting the inner and outer surfaces, rounded transversely extending edges connecting the inner and outer surfaces, and one or more predetermined holes, wherein, the outer surface has an arc shape from one rounded longitudinally extending edge to the other rounded longitudinally extending edge and the inner surface has a shape corresponding to the outer surface that is separated from the outer surface by a thickness of the molded body, and wherein a fastener is inserted through each predetermined hole from outer surface through the molded body to directly interface with a mounting point in one of the hand guard section and a surface of the small arms weapon to secure the hand guard cover to the small arms weapon.. . ...

12/12/13 / #20130326924

Modular firearm stock system

A modular firearm is disclosed. The firearm that can be configured to operate using ammunition of different calibers via interchangeability of only a few parts. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326923

Method and device useful for aiming a firearm

Disclosed is a method of aiming a firearm operated by an operator, comprising: a) at a range-determining rate of at least as frequent as once a second, determining the range to an object along an aiming line of a firearm; b) generating a signal audible to the operator, wherein at least one characteristic of the audible signal is modulated as a function of said determined range; and c) discharging the firearm in response to the characteristic of the signal. Also disclosed is a device useful in helping to aim a firearm, comprising: a) a range-determining unit configured for mounting on a firearm, further configured for determining the range to an object along an aiming line at a range-determining rate of at least as frequent as once a second; and b) a reporting unit functionally associated with the range-determining unit, configured to generate a signal audible to a human operator, wherein at least one characteristic of the signal is modulated as a function of a range determined by the range-determining unit. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326922

Wall plaque with decorative graphic and methods of making the same

Implementations of the present invention provide systems, apparatus, and methods for precisely placing a graphic in a desired position between a face panel and a rear panel. In particular, implementations of the present invention comprise wall plaques having graphics that are printed directly to the back surface of face panels. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326921

Three-dimensional metallic character and manufacturing method thereof

The present application relates to the field of advertising lamp, in particular to a three-dimensional metallic character and the manufacturing method thereof. The three-dimensional metallic character includes: each stroke of the three-dimensional metallic character is made up by two planes which are intersecting to present a shape of mountain ridge; the ridge portion the mountain ridge constitutes the font; the ridge surface forming the mountain ridge has holes thereon; the bottom of the ridge surface forming the mountain ridge is longitudinally connected to a side surface. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326920

Medal mounting apparatus

A medal mounting apparatus comprises a mounting plate and a backing plate. The mounting plate has at least one hole through the plate. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326919

Dual thread hammerless wedge and spool

An excavator tooth mounting member attachable to an abutment of an excavator shovel, for supporting an excavator tooth, wherein the abutment has an opening, and having a tooth mounting member with an opening, attachable to the abutment, a two part wedge secured within the openings which can be operated to expand or contract, and a rotary bolt in the wedge.. . ...

12/12/13 / #20130326918

Exterior defrost system for automobile

An exterior defrosting system for a motor vehicle comprising: a heat source; a systems of ducts arranged on the under side of the vehicle; and a plurality of vents along the duct system, where the vents provide a stream of hot air on the underside of the vehicle. In one exemplary embodiment, at least one vent may be positioned near each wheel of the vehicle. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326917

Impact-attenuation systems for articles of footwear and other foot-receiving devices

Impact-attenuation systems, e.g., for use in footwear, can help control foot positioning during a step cycle, e.g., to help reduce or eliminate misorientation of the foot, and the fatigue and/or strain that may result from such misorientation. Articles of footwear including such impact-attenuation systems may include: (a) an upper member; and (b) a sole structure engaged with the upper member. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326916

Impact-attenuation systems for articles of footwear and other foot-receiving devices

Impact-attenuation systems, e.g., for use in footwear, can help control foot positioning during a step cycle, e.g., to help reduce or eliminate misorientation of the foot, and the fatigue and/or strain that may result from such misorientation. Articles of footwear including such impact-attenuation systems may include: (a) an upper member; and (b) a sole structure engaged with the upper member. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326915

Impact-attenuation systems for articles of footwear and other foot-receiving devices

Impact-attenuation systems, e.g., for use in footwear, can help control foot positioning during a step cycle, e.g., to help reduce or eliminate misorientation of the foot, and the fatigue and/or strain that may result from such misorientation. Articles of footwear including such impact-attenuation systems may include: (a) an upper member; and (b) a sole structure engaged with the upper member. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326914

Shoe with comfort features

A woman's shoe is disclosed. The shoe includes a vamp, portions of which include a three layer structure of an outer layer, an interior layer and an intermediate layer. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326913

Reconfigurable shoe

A hinge member incorporated between a footbed toe plate and footbed arch plate allowing a shoe to be configured as a flat or heeled shoe. The footbed toe plate and footbed arch plate are rotatably joined via one or more hinge pins inserted through interlaced teeth of each plate. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326912

Footwear

The present invention relates to footwear and in particular, but not necessarily restricted thereto, relates to footwear for those with diabetes and, in particular, with ulcers of the sole. The present invention seeks to address some of the problems encountered by prior art limb compression devices and methods. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326911

Article of footwear having a sole structure with heel-arch stability

An article of footwear may include an upper and a sole structure secured to the upper. The sole structure may include an outsole including ground engaging members and a reinforcement member. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326910

Shoe, in particular a sports shoe

The invention relates to a shoe (1), especially to a sport shoe, comprising a shoe upper (2) and a sole (3) which is connected with the shoe upper (2), wherein the sole (3) comprises an upper sole element (4) as well as a lower sole element (5), wherein the upper sole element (4) has a surface (6) on which the sole of foot of the wearer of the shoe (1) rests during intended use of the shoe (1). To accomplish that the drying of the shoe can take place with simple means in an improved manner the invention suggests that between the upper sole element (4) and the lower sole element (5) at least one spring element (7) is effectively arranged, which spring element is designed and arranged in such a manner that the upper sole element (4) rests on the lower sole element (5) due to the weight of the wearer of the shoe (1), and that at least a part of the upper sole element (4) lifts from the lower sole element (5) due to the force of the spring element (7) during non-use of the shoe (1).. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326909

Attachment and locking system for replaceable traction cleats

A thinner shoe mounted receptacle results from a thin cleat attachment flange received in a shallow receptacle cavity. An angled interface between the cleat and receptacle provide a friction fit engagement to minimize inadvertent disengagement of the cleat and receptacle. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326908

Golf shoe outsole

A golf shoe outsole has a generally low, heel-less profile and includes zonal traction regions in an arch area of the outsole, each of which supports at least one dynamic traction element and at least one static traction element. The zonal traction regions each have portions separated by a recessed or hinge area therebetween. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326907

Removable ankle strap system for use with high heeled shoes

A device, system and method of securing heeled footwear, and backless heeled footwear in particular, to a user's ankle in order to increase stability and enhance aesthetics. The device includes a heel loop having an elastic component that is positioned within the recessed portion of a shoe's sole, with the heel loop engaged with an ankle loop that encircles a wearer's ankle. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326906

Cushioned orthotic

An orthotic is disclosed. The orthotic may include a cushioning layer configured to extend from at least the metatarsal region to the proximal heel region, the cushioning layer having a heel region with a protruding heel piece integrally molded as part of the cushioning layer. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326905

Energy wave sockliner

A sockliner for integration into a shoe assembly including a top face and a bottom face, each having a generally planar surface, extending along a base plane. On the top face, a plurality of grooves extend across the base plane in a generally undulating pattern for engagement with the sole of the foot. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326904

Method of controlling a rotatable-drum laundry drier and a rotatable-drum laundry drier implementing the method

A method is provided for controlling a rotatable-drum laundry drier (1) for drying laundry. The rotatable-drum laundry drier (1) has a rotatable drum (3) for laundry (5) and moisture sensors (22) generating an electrical signal (sm) indicative: of the loaded laundry moisture/quantity. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326903

Dehydration process that employs an ionic liquid choline salt

The invention relates to a process for dehydrating a water-containing medium, said medium being a pressurized gas having a pressure of at least 0.5 mpa, said process comprising:—contacting the water-containing medium with a dry ionic liquid choline salt to dehydrate the water-containing medium; and—separating a dehydrated medium from the hydrated ionic liquid choline salt. Ionic liquid choline salts offer the advantage that they can be regenerated very easily as they are surprisingly heat-stable. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326902

Food dehydrator

Apparatus and related methods for adding increased functionality to a food dehydrator through the use of stackable drying trays that define a circulation plenum during operation and then nest within one another during disassembly so as to reduce an overall storage size of the food dehydrator. The food dehydrator can further include a base portion having a removable splash guard to prevent the introduction of liquids or solids into a mechanical space within the base portion.. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326901

Method for neutralizing or recycling carrier materials for film-like coatings

The present invention relates to methods by which to produce sheet-like, wafer-like or film-like forms of drugs, confectionary, other food, cosmetics and the like for oral application or intake. The present invention is more particularly directed to the thermal treatment of carrier materials used in the production of such sheet-like, wafer-like or film-like forms. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326900

Apparatus, methods and systems for rapid drying of loose and compacted samples of material using electromagnetic energy

A method for drying at least one sample of material includes: placing the at least one sample of material into an interior of a sealable chamber; sealing the chamber; applying a vacuum to the interior of the chamber; heating the at least one sample using electromagnetic energy while applying the vacuum to the interior of the chamber; electronically monitoring at least one condition in the interior of the chamber; and determining that the at least one sample is dry based on the at least one monitored condition.. . ...

12/12/13 / #20130326899

Freeze-drying method and apparatus for the same

A freeze-drying method by a far infrared heater including the steps of: mounting the frozen objects to be dried prior to heating in the containers in which an absorption power of the radiant heat from the far infrared heater and a thermal conductivity are high, respectively; mounting the said objects which are contained in the containers into the reduced pressure tank under an atmospheric pressure; heating the containers by the radiant heat from the far infrared heater disposed in the reduced pressure tank; and sublimating the frozen water contents of the objects in a reduced pressure state where sublimation of the objects occurs in the reduced pressure tank.. . ...

12/12/13 / #20130326898

Light efficient hair dryer

The present invention relates to a professional electric hair dryer comprising a housing containing a brushless electric motor driving a blowing means, an electric heating element and a supply circuit including a direct-current power supply for the brushless motor, said supply circuit being arranged in a housing outside the housing of the hair dryer, which electrically connects said housing to the mains.. . ...

12/12/13 / #20130326897

Quick composite repair template tool and method

A composite repair template tool includes a tool body, a convex radius edge on the tool body and a concave radius edge on the tool body.. . ...

12/12/13 / #20130326896

Gauge for measuring a portion of a railcar articulated connector

An apparatus for measuring a portion on an articulated connector relative to a reference portion of said connector is provided. The apparatus comprises a fixable base mountable to the connector against the reference portion of the connector, an arm pivotally mounted to the base and extendable toward the portion of the connector, the arm having a measurement portion, the measurement portion movable across at least a section of the portion of the connector, and a rotating component connected to a mounting piece.. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326895

Extendable level

This invention relates to an extendable level device wherein the user may selectively reposition a level portion relative to a frame portion between a compact arrangement and an extended arrangement, and anywhere in between with relative ease and accuracy. In a preferred embodiment of the present invention, the extendable level device is comprised of a level portion that slides in and out of a housing frame, and a locking device for temporarily securing said level portion in a desired position relative to the housing frame. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326894

Gradient measuring apparatus and system

A gradient measuring apparatus includes a gimbal assembly operably supported in a vehicle for viewing by an operator to see gradient indications. The gimbal assembly includes a support housing (such as outer orb with transparent portion) and a multi-axis gravity-biased-to-center inner orb weighted to return to gravitational center. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326893

Telescopic sight alignment tool

The telescopic sight alignment tool is used to align the horizontal and vertical axes of the scope with corresponding axes of the firearm upon which the scope is mounted. The tool comprises a unitary structure having a plate with a vertical crosshair alignment slit, with an ocular seat extending forward from the lower portion of the plate. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326892

Device for measuring and marking space points along horizontally running contour lines

A construction surveying device having a base, an upper part mounted on the base and can be rotated about an axis of rotation, a sighting unit having a laser source which is designed to emit a laser beam and a laser light detector, and an evaluation and control unit, a first rotary drive and a second rotary drive enable the upper part and the sighting unit to be driven and aligned, a spatial alignment of the sighting unit with respect to the base can be detected using two goniometers, and coordinates for space points can be determined using the evaluation and control unit, the construction surveying device has a horizontal line projection functionality which, at least sometimes, takes place automatically after triggering and is intended to measure and mark space points along a horizontal line, running in a horizontal plane, on an arbitrarily shaped surface.. . ...

12/12/13 / #20130326891

Shaft alignment tools and methods

The present disclosure is directed to a shaft alignment tool including a base, a rotational body mounted on the base for relative rotation with respect to the base, and an alignment meter coupled to the rotational body.. . ...

12/12/13 / #20130326890

Shaft alignment tools and methods

The present disclosure is directed to a shaft alignment tool including a center hub and a plurality of adjustable arms. The plurality of adjustable arms are coupled to the center hub and include a proximal end section and a distal end section. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326889

Position recognition device of printer

A position recognition device of a printer includes a bracket, a platform, a positioning gear, and a base. The bracket includes a receiving shaft. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326888

Rotation angle detecting device

A rotation angle detecting device includes a resolver that outputs three-phase signals based on a rotation angle of a rotary shaft, and an r/d converter that acquires the three-phase output signals via signal lines corresponding to the respective phases. The r/d converter determines the rotation angle of the rotary shaft on the basis of the three-phase output signals. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326887

Trimmer shield

A clear, shaft-mounted, shield for a string trimmer , brush cutter, pole trimmer or similar shaft-based cutting device which provides debris protection for the operator. This invention defines the usage of a transparent and rigid material which absorbs & deflects high-speed flying debris generated from the spinning head of trimming devices. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326886

Replaceable high grip connection for blade housing of rotary knife

A rotary knife includes a handle, a rotatable annular blade, an expandle blade housing, and a housing support. The blade housing is movable relative to the handle between a blade-securing condition, in which the blade housing securely supports the blade for rotational operation, and a relatively expanded blade-releasing condition, in which the blade housing permits removal and installation of the blade relative to the blade housing. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326885

Hand-held work tool

A hand-held work tool has a drive motor and at least two cutting blades, at least one of which is driven back and forth by the drive motor. A first cover strip, which has at least keyhole-shaped openings, is arranged on a longitudinal side of one of the cutting blades. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326884

Knife

A knife including a handle, a blade, and a frame at least partially within the handle, the frame including a first locking member and a second locking member, the first locking member is at least partially formed from a leaf spring portion of the frame, the second locking member is at least partially formed from a second leaf spring portion of the frame. The second locking member engages the blade to retain the blade in a retracted position and the second locking member is movable out of engagement with the blade to allow movement of the blade from the retracted position to an extended position. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326883

Scissors and sharpening arrangement

The invention relates to scissors and a sharpening device. The scissors include two blades, each blade having a cutting edge and a back edge which respectively form opposite longitudinal edges of the blade. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326882

Hand tool including a wire strippers

A hand tool includes a first member having a first body portion and a first blade portion coupled to the first body portion. The first body portion has a grip. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326881

Cartridge restoring device with fluid delivery

A safety razor includes a handle adapted to support a razor cartridge and a razor cartridge mounted to the handle. The razor cartridge includes a reservoir assembly and a cartridge assembly that defines a shave plane and is adapted to move with relation to the reservoir assembly during normal shaving operation. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326880

Method of manufacturing bearing ring of rolling bearing

A method of manufacturing a bearing ring of a rolling bearing includes a process of forming a bearing ring material in which a raceway groove is formed, a process of performing form rolling so as to form surface textures in axially opposite end portions of the raceway groove, a heat treatment process, a grinding process, and a super-finishing process.. . ...

12/12/13 / #20130326879

Method for manufacturing a recloseable version of a ring which may be irregular in shape or design

Method of manufacturing a recloseable version of a ring including: providing a first computer file defining a three dimensional ring volume of a ring that is not recloseable; providing a second computer file representing a three dimensional cutout volume defining a cutting block; adjusting parameters of the cutting block defined by the second digital file as necessary to size and/or dimension the cutting block to overlay of the cutting block over the ring; and overlaying the cutting block over the ring to remove portions of the three dimensional ring volume defined by the first computer file wherever the three dimensional ring volume and the three dimensional cutting block volume overlap, wherein the remaining volume defined by the modified first computer file corresponds to at least one portion of a recloseable version of the ring defined by the first computer file.. . ...

12/12/13 / #20130326878

Production of individual dental prostheses via cad/cam and rapid manufacturing / rapid prototyping based on data of the situation in the mouth obtained by digital means

Methods for the production of complete or partial prostheses involve, firstly a) provision of 3d data of the situation in the mouth in the edentulate or partly toothed state; b) digital designing of the denture base for lower and upper jaw each; c) digital positioning of virtual teeth with appropriate occlusion and a tooth shape selected according to aesthetic criteria, in the case of complete prostheses, d1) production of the dental arch using an automated method from the groups of layer-building and of material-removing methods; and d2) production of the denture base using an automated method from the groups of layer-building and of material-removing methods; and, in the case of partial prostheses; d1) production of the dental arch using an automated method from the groups of layer-building and of material-removing methods; and d2) production of the support structures or fastening elements using an automated method from the groups of layer-building and of material-removing methods.. . ...

12/12/13 / #20130326877

Method of working an airfoil using elevated temperature cmt welding

A method of adding base metal to a superalloy component is disclosed. The method comprises identifying a region deficient in base metal and preparing the region for base metal addition by exposing clean substrate metal in the site. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326876

Method for repairing compressor or turbine drums

During the repair of welded two-stage or multi-stage compressor or turbine drums, which after welding are machined in the weld area down to a height a, a first material coating with a height b extending on both sides from the root face is applied to the machined weld area, and a second and lesser material coating is applied by laser welding to the area of plasma pockets formed on the intact rotor disk, with the sum of the heights a and b corresponding to an original height c in the weld area prior to its final machining. Then the defective rotor disk is detached in the root face and through the middle of the first material coating, and after that a new rotor disk already validated in the new construction with the root face validated in the new construction is welded on using appropriate welding parameters, and the weld area is machined, in line with the parameters already used for the new construction, down to the original height a. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326875

Method and apparatus for roll-in and alignment of a casing shell of a gas turbine

A method and apparatus for rolling and aligning a casing of a gas turbine is disclosed. At least one jack having a roller at one end is positioned at a location to couple the roller to the casing. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326874

Method for producing multilayer substrate and desmearing method

A method for producing a multilayer substrate involves: a base-material pretreatment step in which a hole forming step and a metal adhesion step are performed in no particular order, the hole forming step being a step of subjecting a core base material having at least an insulating layer and a first metal layer to a hole opening process, the metal adhesion step being a step in which a predetermined metal or metal ion is made to adhere to the other surface of the insulating layer; a desmearing step of performing desmearing by plasma etching; a cleaning step of cleaning the core base material by using an acidic solution; and a plating step of applying a plating catalyst or a precursor thereof onto the insulating layer and performing plating.. . ...

12/12/13 / #20130326873

Method of fabricating multi-chip stack package structure having inner layer heat-dissipating board

An inner-layer heat-dissipating board and a multi-chip stack package structure having the inner-layer heat-dissipating board are disclosed. The inner-layer heat-dissipating board includes a metal board body formed with a plurality of penetrating conductive through holes each comprising a plurality of nano wires and an oxidative block having nano apertures filled with the nano wires. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326872

Thermometer having molded probe component

A medical measurement device, such as an electronic thermometer, having a probe. The probe includes a molded plastic substrate having a conductive circuit pattern formed directly on its surface. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326871

Methods for suppressing power plane noise

Substrates having power planes, such as, for example, printed circuit boards, include at least one noise suppression structure configured to suppress electrical waves propagating through at least one of a first power plane and a second power plane. The at least one noise suppression structure may include a first power plane extension that extends from the first power plane generally toward the second power plane, and a second power plane extension that extends from the second power plane generally toward the first power plane. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326870

Method of generating hole, recess or well in electrically insulating or semiconducting substrate

A method of generating a hole or the like in an electrically insulating or semiconducting substrate, includes a) providing a substrate; b) melting a volume of material of the substrate; c) removing the molten volume of material by applying a voltage across the substrate using two electrodes, thereby applying a defined amount of electrical energy to the substrate and dissipating the electrical energy from the substrate, wherein the rate of dissipating the applied electrical energy is controlled by at least one current and/or power modulating element, the at least one current and/or power modulating element being part of the electrical connection between the voltage source and the electrodes, and wherein the current and/or power modulating element is a resistor, a capacitor, an inductor or any combination of the foregoing, with the proviso that, if there is only one current and/or power modulating element, it is not an ohmic resistor.. . ...

12/12/13 / #20130326869

U-shaped iron core transporting/assembling method, and u-shaped iron core transporting/assembling tank

Provided is a u-shaped iron core transfer/assembling method, by which a first leg iron core, a second-leg iron core and a lower-yoke iron core are housed in a first leg iron core tank, a second leg iron core tank and a lower-yoke iron core tank, respectively, and those iron cores are individually transported in sideways attitude. Next, the lower-yoke iron core is transferred into a lower-yoke iron core assembling tank. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326868

Guide jig

A guide jig having a novel structure capable of being fixated quickly and easily on a wiring diagram without damaging the wiring diagram and also capable of achieving a powerful fixative force when fixated on the wiring diagram. The guide jig includes a magnet body magnetically held to a diagram board main body, a wiring diagram being provided to the diagram board main body, and a support placed on the wiring diagram. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326867

Parts feeding device and surface mounting machine

A parts feeding device which is equipped in a surface mounting machine body includes a drive unit for feeding a parts feeding tape which houses parts, and a control unit for controlling the drive unit. The control unit includes a detection unit for detecting execution of work for removing the parts feeding device from the surface mounting machine body, and a pullback execution unit for causing the drive unit to execute a process of pulling back the parts feeding tape, which has become empty as a result of feeding the parts, when the execution of work for removing the parts feeding device is detected by the detection unit.. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326866

Manual workstation and worker guidance method

A manual workstation has a tool system, which has a manually guided tool for processing a workpiece, and a worker guidance device, which has at least one illumination device which is designed to generate a spot of light on a workpiece to be processed and to adjust the position of the spot of light. The worker guidance device is equipped to indicate an assembly point on the workpiece to be processed by means of the spot of light.. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326865

Method for producing electrode and method for producing battery

According to one embodiment, a method for producing an electrode, includes applying tensile force. The electrode includes a strip current collector, a current collector exposed portion, and an active material-containing layer. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326864

Nonaqueous electrolyte composition, nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery, and method for manufacturing nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery

A nonaqueous electrolyte composition includes an electrolyte salt, a nonaqueous solvent, a matrix polymer, and a ceramic powder, wherein the ceramic powder has an average particle size of 0.1 to 2.5 μm and a bet specific surface area of 0.5 to 11 m2/g.. . ...

12/12/13 / #20130326863

Method of manufacturing a load cell assembly and methods of folding a circuit device

A method of manufacturing a load cell assembly and methods of folding a circuit device are disclosed. A flexible circuit body including a strip having at least one hinge is provided, with the strip being in a first position or an unfolded position. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326862

Mount for an optical structure and methods of mounting an optical structure using such mount

An improved mount for, and methods of mounting an, optical structure are provided. The mount has a protruding member extending from a surface of the optical structure, a base element having a mounting structure for mounting the mount to another structure and an upper element extending from the base element having a first opening extending therethrough for receipt therein of at least a portion of the protruding member. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326861

Attachment of insulating panels onto a supporting wall in a repeating pattern

A sealed and insulating tank, notably for liquefied natural gas, includes, a supporting wall with anchor members disposed in a repeated pattern, a sealing barrier in contact with a product contained in the tank and a thermal insulation barrier disposed between the sealing barrier and the supporting wall, the thermal insulation barrier including a plurality of insulating panels disposed in the repeated pattern, each insulating panel being fixed to the supporting wall by an adhesive disposed on a lower surface of the insulating panel and one or more anchor members of the supporting wall each cooperating with a hole passing through the insulating panel. The number of anchor members per insulating panel is in the range 1 to 6, preferably 2 to 3. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326860

Cage nut having a retaining device and method for producing same

The invention relates to a cage nut (1) having a retaining device, and to a method for producing the same. The cage nut (1) comprises a nut (4) having a radially protruding rectangular flange (5) and a threaded sleeve-like seat (6) for a screw. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326859

Stem with pressfit porous element

An implant assembly comprises a stem and an augment. The augment includes a porous outer region which is integrally formed onto a solid inner region. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326858

Novel assemblies and methods for processing workpieces in ram-driven presses

Assemblies and methods for processing a workpiece in a ram-driven press employ an active tool contained by a housing that is interchangeable with a passive forming tool assembly in a mounting assembly of the press. The active tool includes a microprocessor and a functional head coupled to the microprocessor. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326857

Retaining structure for honeycomb structure and marine propulsion device

A retaining structure for a honeycomb structure includes a honeycomb structure, a retainer mat, and a housing. The honeycomb structure is a member made of a ceramic material. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326856

Method for assembling a pedal assembly

The present invention relates to a method for assembling a pedal assembly for a motor vehicle, the method including:—pivotally mounting a pedal lever (10) by inserting a cylindrical end portion (12) thereof through an opening in a first housing part (1) to be at least partially received in a complementary shaped first cylindrical bearing space portion (7) provided in the first housing part.. . ...

12/12/13 / #20130326855

System and method for positioning and fixing objects relative to each other

A system and method are described for positioning and fixing a number of objects relative to each other. Each lamella in a stack have a number of pockets for receiving the objects. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326854

Hand tool for use in the quick disconnection of quick connect/disconnect couplings

A tool for the removal of connectors from pipes is disclosed that, in one embodiment, enables the removal of connectors from large pipes and in another embodiment from a size range of pipes. Movable and stationary gripping and pushing elements are affixed to handles to enable a pipe to be firmly gripped between a movable gripping jaw and a stationary gripping jaw and the connector prevented from movement by the movable pusher jaw and the stationary pusher jaw. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326853

Storage tank

A liquid containment wall for a tank is formed by corrugated panels connected end to end and supported by upstanding brackets at spaced positions around the peripheral wall and a liner attached to the wall. Each panel has at each end an overlapping section with an array of aligned holes. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326852

Linking on-line analysis and tracer technology

The present invention relates to a method of obtaining value from providing fabrication equipment comprising the following steps. Fabrication equipment is provided to an article producer, which equipment includes an on-line analyzer for detecting the presence of a tracer element. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326851

Method and apparatus for component assembly using continuous selection

A manufacturing process for providing an assembly formed of a first piece and a second piece is described. The manufacturing process is carried out by performing at least the following operations: receiving the first piece characterized in accordance with at least a first attribute, selecting the second piece from a buffer, the selecting based in part upon a matching value of a second attribute in relation to the first attribute, replacing the selected second piece with another second piece such that the number of second pieces in the buffer remains about the same, and forming a kit of the first part and the selected second part.. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326850

Burning-free and non-cyanide method for recycling waste printed circuit board

A burning-free and non-cyanide method for recycling waste printed circuit board is provided, comprising the following steps: desoldering to separate lead and tin; crashing and electrostatic selecting to respectively extract stibium, aluminum, copper, nickel, silver, gold, platinum and palladium. The method can realize the maximization of recycling of valuable metal resources, can thoroughly separate the metal lead and tin for recycling, and meanwhile increase the recycling rate of the metal palladium.. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326849

Aluminum foil for aluminum electrolytic capacitor electrode and method for manufacturing the same

A fluid dispersion obtained by mixing oxide particles and water is sprayed to a raw aluminum foil from a direction opposite to a travelling direction of the raw aluminum foil while the raw aluminum foil is allowed to travel. In this way, a roll-pressed mark of the raw aluminum foil is eliminated, and thus aluminum foil for aluminum electrolytic capacitor electrode is produced. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326848

Load securing device

A strap attachment device has a frame with a releasable strap clamp located on each end. When combined with one or two straps the strap attachment device can be used to quickly secure loads in a flexible manner.. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326847

Strap-tensioning apparatus

A strap-tensioning apparatus includes a frame, an automatic reel and a strap-damping unit. The automatic reel is supported on the frame and used to wind a strap. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326846

Clip for securing gutter guard to gutter

A clip connecting the outer end of a gutter guard to the outer end of a gutter. The clip has an outwardly extending lower panel, a front panel extending upwardly from an inner end of the lower panel, the front panel merging with an intermediate panel that extends outwardly over the lower panel. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326845

Folding transfer handle

Embodiments may comprise a folding transfer handle having a mounting bracket. A mounting bracket may include a base wall adapted to engage an arbitrary surface in a fixed mounting relation. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326844

Durable, quiet hubless caster technology

Embodiments of the present invention provide a hubless caster that is at least as aesthetically pleasing as prior art hubless casters but that is significantly more durable. In one aspect, a hubless caster is provided that includes a frame member having two opposed sides. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326843

Crevice tool for vacuum cleaners

The present invention refers to a crevice tool for vacuum cleaners as a singular component, comprising a socket transitioning into a long, flat air chamber, at an angle of approximately 45 degrees, wherein the air chamber (wand) incorporates both air suction slots and protruding nubs on both the top and bottom of the tool, and lateral slits in the end opposite the socket end. The various components of the crevice tool may be fabricated into kit form, and may include an adaptor, an extension, and a paw like terminal end, that can be used for removing any debris from tight areas.. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326842

Fluid extraction tool

A device for extracting fluid from a surface comprises a head assembly, a base and a plurality of nozzles arranged in a plurality of rows. The base is adapted to slide across a surface and an accelerator is in fluid communication with the base, the accelerator having a plurality of trumpets extending through the accelerator from a bottom surface of the accelerator to a top surface of the accelerator.. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326841

Purge nozzle unit, purge apparatus and load port

A purge nozzle unit 1 includes a nozzle main body 2 including a trunk 41 and a collar section 8 protruding outward from the trunk 41 and a holder 3 including a side wall 31 that is in slidable contact with an outward face of the collar section 8 and a bottom wall 33 having a through hole 32 with which an outward face of the trunk 41 is in slidable contact and is configured such that a vent 30 in communication with the outside is formed in the holder 3 and the nozzle main body 2 is vertically moved relative to the holder 3 by regulating a pressure in a pressure-regulated space s formed between the nozzle main body 2 and the holder 3 and in communication with the vent 30.. . ...

12/12/13 / #20130326840

Dry-type cleaning chassis, dry-type cleaning device, and dry-type cleaning system

A dry-type cleaning chassis for cleaning a cleaning target by colliding the cleaning media with the cleaning target, the cleaning media being blown by an air flow includes an internal space where the cleaning media are to fly; an opening part being in contact with the cleaning target so that the cleaning media collide with the cleaning target; an air inlet duct introducing external air into the internal space; a suction port generating a first air flow caused by a circulating air flow in the internal space by suctioning the introduced external air; an injection port generating at least a second air flow increasing a speed of the cleaning media flown by the circulating air flow; and a porous unit passing objects removed from the cleaning target to a suction port side.. . ...

12/12/13 / #20130326839

Robot cleaner, controlling method of the same, and robot cleaning system

Disclosed are a robot cleaner, a controlling method of the same, and a robot cleaning system. The robot cleaner can perform a cleaning operation with respect to only a user's desired region, in a repeated and concentrated manner. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326838

Wiper blade for cleaning panes, in particular of motor vehicles

The invention relates to a wiper blade (10) and to a method for producing a wiper blade (10) for wiping panes, in particular motor vehicle panes, comprising a support element (12) for receiving a wiper strip (14), to which a connecting device (20) is attached, which has a wiper blade-side part (15) having claw-like receptacles (34, 36) surrounding the support element (12) at least in some regions. According to the invention, the connecting device comprises passages and/or openings which allow a weld connection or can receive melt flow.. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326837

Wiper blade and end cap

The invention relates to a wiper blade (10) in a flat bar construction, having a rubber-elastic wiper strip (14), in the lateral longitudinal grooves (24) of which two band-shaped spring rails (28) which extend next to each other in a parallel manner and which are bent concavely toward a wiper lip (16) are inserted as support elements which protrude laterally out of the longitudinal grooves (24), and which are held together and attached to each other at the ends thereof by end caps (36) which, on the longitudinal sides thereof, have guide profiles (44) having a u-shaped cross section, the side jaws (46, 48, 60) of which are guided on the portions of the associated spring rail (28), which protrude out of the longitudinal grooves (24), wherein the end caps (36) comprise spring tongues having engagement lugs (50, 62) which engage in recesses (30) of the spring rails (28) and attach same in the assembly direction (52). According to the invention, one of the side jaws (46, 48, 60) of each guide profile (44) is designed to be at least partially elastic and is used as spring tongue, and the engagement lug (50, 62) is molded on the yielding portion of the side jaw (46, 48, 60), wherein the height of said engagement lug decreases in the assembly direction (52) and thus forms a striking bevel (54), while the engagement lug (50, 62) drops off steeply in the opposite direction.. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326836

Wiper blade for cleaning panes in particular of motor vehicles

The invention relates to a production method and to a wiper blade for wiping panes, in particular motor vehicle panes, comprising a retaining element (12) for receiving a wiper strip (14), said retaining element having two spring rails (28, 30) which are separated from each other by a gap (32) and to which a connecting device (20) is fixed. The connecting device has a wiper blade-side part (15) with claw-like receiving portions (34, 36) that engage around the retaining element (12) at least in some regions. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326835

Handheld plumbob cleaner

A handheld plumbob cleaner for efficiently cleaning a plumbob after measuring fluid in a storage tank. The handheld plumbob cleaner generally includes a frame portion, a handle portion extending from the frame portion and a cleaner attachment secured to the frame portion. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326834

Brush head and method and tool for producing the same

A method for producing a brush head for a toothbrush head is disclosed. The method includes the steps of providing a bristle carrier; providing cleaning elements having first ends which will not be embedded in the bristle carrier and second ends which will be embedded in the bristle carrier, wherein the cleaning elements are selected from at least two different types of cleaning elements or at least two distinctive cleaning elements of the same type; placing the first ends of the cleaning elements in the bristle carrier in a carrier part for holding; and supplying different amounts of heat to the second ends in the bristle carrier by reflecting the heat supplied partially from the carrier part and/or absorbing the heat supplied partially by the carrier part resulting in the second end being molten.. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326833

Toothbrush head

The present invention relates to a replacement brush head for an electromagnetic driven toothbrush and to a method of manufacturing such a brush head. The brush head includes a bristle carrier, where the bristle carrier has blind-end holes in which a plurality of tooth cleaning bristles can be fixedly attached. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326832

Telepole apparatus and related methods

An improved telepole device having attachment means for attaching swimming pool cleaning, and other tools. The improved telepole device preferably includes an inner tube which freely slides within an outer tube, and a locking device to temporarily secure the inner tube in a desired position within the outer tube. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326831

Oral care implement

An oral care implement comprising tooth cleaning elements and a tissue cleanser. In one aspect, the invention can be an oral care implement comprising: a head and a handle; a plurality of tooth cleaning elements extending from a first face of the head; a receiving cavity formed into a second face of the head opposite the first face; and a soft tissue cleanser formed of an elastomeric material positioned within the receiving cavity, the soft tissue cleanser comprising a base surface that is flush with the second face of the head and a plurality of projections extending beyond the second face of the head.. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326830

Non-toxic cleaning agent

Provided herein is an aqueous, non-toxic, non-flammable, non-explosive, biodegradable, hypoallergenic cleaning composition. Also provided are pre-loaded wipes containing the cleaning solution, kits, and methods of cleaning surfaces using the same.. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326829

Device storage case

There is a device storage case including a housing having a device access aperture. The device storage case includes a device engagement mechanism coupled to the housing and configured to convert mechanical power derived through user interaction with deposition of a device through the device access aperture to a form usable by the device storage case. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326828

Method of attaching a traction cleat to a shoe mounted receptacle

A thinner shoe mounted receptacle results from a thin cleat attachment flange received in a shallow receptacle cavity. An angled interface between the cleat and receptacle provide a friction fit engagement to minimize inadvertent disengagement of the cleat and receptacle. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326827

Dye method in application of the art of marbling to carpets

The invention relates to a dye method in application of a pattern formed in conformity with the art of marbling to the carpet woven with undyed (ecru) yarn. In this developed method, the object is to allow the dyes to adhere to the yarn fibers of the carpets woven with undyed yarn.. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326826

Composition for dyeing keratin fibres comprising a direct dye bearing a disulphide/thiol function, a sparingly or non-ethoxylated fatty alcohol, a cationic surfactant, an alkaline agent and a reducing agent

The invention relates to a process for dyeing and/or lightening keratin fibres such as the hair, using i) at least one direct dye bearing a disulfide, thiol or protected-thiol function and ii) at least one sparingly or non-ethoxylated fatty alcohol, iii) at least one cationic surfactant, iv) at least one alkaline agent, and v) at least one reducing agent. The invention also relates to a composition comprising the ingredients i) to v), to the use of the combination of i), ii), iii), iv) and v) for the dyeing and/or lightening of keratin fibres, and to a multi-compartment kit comprising the ingredients i) to v). ...

12/12/13 / #20130326825

Laundry treating appliance with controlled oscillating movement

Disclosed is a laundry treating appliance having a drum and a torsionally flexible drive mechanism. The drum simultaneously rotates in a first rotational direction and oscillates about an axis of rotation.. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326824

Laundry detergents

A laundry detergent comprising a granulated foam control composition and an anionic detersive surfactant.. . ...

12/12/13 / #20130326823

Laundry detergents

(e) a surfactant.. . ...

12/12/13 / #20130326822

Clothes mover for an automatic washer

A washing machine for treating laundry comprising a basket rotatable about a first rotational axis, having a peripheral side wall extending upwardly from a bottom wall to at least partially define a treating chamber; a clothes mover proximate the bottom wall, having a base with a centrally located hub concentric with a second rotational axis about which the clothes mover reciprocally rotates; and at least one vane having an elongated body extending away from the hub and projecting upwardly from the clothes mover to terminate in a tip.. . ...

12/12/13 / #20130326821

Drywall tool and method of using the same

A tool and method for measuring, marking and/or scoring drywall sheets. The tool includes a housing having front and rear housing sections forming an internal chamber; a spool rotatably mounted within the chamber; a flexible tape stored on the spool and expandable and retractable from the housing; a brake mechanism mounted on the housing and engageable to maintain the tape in an extended position; a guide mounted on a second end of the tape; and a contact device extending from the housing for marking and/or scoring the surface of the sheet. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326820

Encasement for preventing bed bug escapement via a zipper opening

The present technology provides an encasement comprising a fabric cover formed of bed bug impervious fabric. The encasement comprises an opening with a zipper mechanism disposed therein and operable to close the opening. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326819

Collapsible layered cushion

A layered cushion that may be fully disassembled for easy cleaning is disclosed herein. The sleep system is durable and fire retardant. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326818

Surgical accessory interface device

An interface device (60) for mounting an accessory to a host(30), comprises a base (62) mountable on the host, a carrier (120) rotatably secured to the base, and a latch (130) having an engaged state in which the latch engages the base and resists rotation of the carrier relative to the base, and a disengaged state in which the latch permits rotation of the carrier relative to the base.. . ...

12/12/13 / #20130326817

Infant support structure

An infant support structure with which an electronic device can be used is disclosed. In one embodiment, the infant support structure is configured to be used with an electronic device that can enhance the experience of an infant or child on the infant support structure. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326816

Pillow assembly

A pillow assembly has a body and two lateral sleeping modules. The body includes a supine sleeping area and two lateral sleeping areas, and the supine sleeping area is between the lateral sleeping areas. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326815

I-shaped pillow to maintain hairstyle

An i-shaped pillow has a curved slot that fits the contour of a person's head and neck to allow them to comfortably sleep on their back. The pillow further includes a slot at the bottom to prevent the pillow from lying flat on a surface. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326814

Electric bed bedboard with embedded fixed structure

This invention discloses an electric bed bedboard with embedded fixed structure. The fixed structure includes a plurality of guide pieces, multiple sliders, multiple disc sleeve and two pieces of wood, a plurality of guide pieces. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326813

Patient positioning support structure

A patient support system includes independently adjustable columns supporting a hinged bending or breaking patient support structure. At least one column includes at least two sections. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326812

Patient positioning support structure

A patient support system includes independently adjustable columns supporting a hinged bending or breaking patient support structure. At least one column includes at least two sections. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326811

Sleep surface insert system and method thereof

A sleep surface insert system and method for positioning under, for example, an infant on a sleep surface. The sleep surface insert system includes an insert and a blower system. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326810

Multi-purpose water and wind resistant reversible blanket

A multi-purpose blanket including substantially rectangular first and second waterproof portions each having a first and second side, substantially rectangular first and second insulated portions, generally rectangular first and second insulated portions, first and second detachable attachment means connected to the first side of the first waterproof portion and extending substantially along the length of the first waterproof portion at opposing edges of the first waterproof portion, third and fourth detachable attachment means connected to the second side of the second waterproof portion and extending substantially along the length of the second waterproof portion at opposing edges of the second waterproof portion, and a substantially rectangular bottom waterproof portion interconnecting the first and second waterproof portions. The first insulated portion is connected to a first side of the first waterproof portion and the second insulated portion is connected to a second side of the second waterproof portion.. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326809

Telescoping crib

According to aspects of the present disclosure, a crib includes a configurable side with an adjustable height. In a first mode of operation, the configurable side extends to a height that prevents a child from climbing over the side. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326808

Infant playpen apparatus provided with utility accessories

An infant playpen apparatus includes a playpen frame having two opposite side frame portions, two rail structures respectively affixed with the two side frame portions, a support platform operable to detachably assemble with the rail structures, and two coupling structures connected with the support platform and operable to respectively assemble with the rail structures. At least one of the coupling structures includes a latch that can lock an assembly of the support platform with the rail structure, and unlock the assembly of the support platform with the rail structure for removing the support assembly from the rail structure. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326807

Receiving device for a sink

A storage device for a sink capable of being installed between an upper cabinet and a lower cabinet of a sink is provided. The storage device for a sink can be provided at a corner of the sink having a low degree of space utilization to easily store cutting boards, kitchen cleaners, sponges and the like. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326806

Trench drain

A trench drain with a trench body and a grate for use with a flush-threshold or low-threshold shower. The trench body is rectangular, with a drain hole positioned in the bottom. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326805

Infant bathing mat

An infant bathing mat comprising a non-slip top surface extending between a first end and a second end; a bottom surface opposing the non-slip top surface, where the bottom surface includes an adhesive layer to adhere the infant bathing mat to a base of a bathing basin; and an intermediate support between the non-slip top surface and the bottom surface, where the intermediate support form fits to an infant's body. The infant bathing mat accommodates safe bathing within a portable basin or a standard tub.. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326804

Quiet bath filler n dispenser

The invention provides a specially designed hose attachment for bath tub nozzles, with the device boasting an integrated dispenser through which liquid bath products are easily dispensed. The invention effectively eliminates the loud splashing noise associated with filling a bath tub as well as provide a simple means of dispensing bath products into the bath as the tub is filled.. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326803

Personal cleansing apparatus

A personal cleansing apparatus includes a sprayer housing having inlet and outlet ends, the inlet end being operatively connected to the water inlet source. A first valve assembly is situated adjacent the inlet end of the sprayer housing, the first valve assembly operable between an open configuration that allows water to pass downstream and a closed configuration preventing water from passing downstream. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326802

Portable personal cleansing system

A portable personal cleansing system is used to provide a user with a discrete apparatus for washing and cleansing their private areas after using the toilet. The present invention is constructed of both disposable and reusable components, wherein the disposable components can be safely discarded within a toilet bowl after use. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326801

Fastener assembly for toilet and method

An apparatus for bolting down a flange. The flange is operatively associated with a structural interface having an opening. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326800

Shock-absorbing device for human body

A shock-absorbing device for a human body which can reduce an impact applied to the human body when a wearer falls is provided. The shock-absorbing device for the human body includes: i) an airbag configured to surround the human body; ii) a compressed gas cartridge connected to the airbag and configured to store a gas to be injected into the airbag; iii) a compressed gas cartridge opener connected to the compressed gas cartridge and configured to eject the gas from the compressed gas cartridge; iv) a foot sensor placed at a foot of the human body and configured to sense and store a mass center of the human body; v) an acceleration sensor configured to sense a motion of the human body; vi) a fall detection sensor connected to the foot sensor and the acceleration sensor and configured to determine whether or not the human body is falling based on detection signals received from the foot sensor and the acceleration sensor, respectively; and vii) a control unit configured to control opening of the compressed gas cartridge opener in response to a signal received from the fall detection sensor. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326799

Proprioceptive topical ankle gear and methods of use

The present invention is directed to topical ankle gear for enhancing performance and reducing the risk of injury. The topical ankle gear and kits preferably comprise a flexible sleeve and a lateral foot-ankle buttress, achilles buttresses, and/or an extendable strap. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326798

Protective headgear for combat sports

A protective headgear is disclosed. The headgear protects regions of the wearer's head including the crown, temples, and chin. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326797

Key holder in belt

A belt is provided having a longitudinal axis configured to encompass the waist of a person, a patch is disposed on the belt, the patch extends across a width of the belt and forms a longitudinal pocket for a key between the patch and belt where an opening of the pocket receives the actuator end of the key, the longitudinal pocket is oriented to receive the key parallel to the longitudinal axis of the belt and a cutout in the patch extends outwards from the opening and from the pocket along the longitudinal axis, the cutout traces the outline of the handle of the key wherein a curvature of the belt causes the portion of the patch surrounding the opening to pull the handle of the key into the cutout against the belt thereby preventing the key from being accidentally dislodged.. . ...

12/12/13 / #20130326796

Scope and cap flap for outdoor wear

A scope and cap flap is attached to a piece of sporting outdoor wear. The scope and cap flap has one flap attached to the left front chest portion and a second flap attached the right front chest portion. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326795

Convertible garment

A convertible garment may be constructed from a material having a bulk section between opposing ends. The material may substantially encircle bands located at the opposing ends. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326794

Convertible garment

A convertible garment may be constructed from a material having a bulk section between opposing ends. Bundling strings may encircle the material near the ends with an adjustable and independent level of compactness. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326793

Apparatus and method for wearing replica cauliflower ears

There is disclosed an apparatus and method for wearing replica “cauliflower” ears which are molded from the actual cauliflower ears of athletes contact sports including mixed martial arts (mma), wrestling, rugby, boxing and others. In an embodiment, the apparatus comprises support means adapted to support left and right replica cauliflower ears on a wearer's head. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326792

Infinity hijab headscarf

Two designers collaborated to develop a modified hh, referred to as the infinity hijab headscarf (ihh), in an effort to meet the hh needs of saudi arabian women acculturating to united states culture. The two-piece ihh set can be worn together or separately, as a headband and/or scarf (see figs. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326791

Sunshade cap with multiple retractable sunshield members

A retractable sunshade cap (40) includes a crown (52) having a forwardly extending visor (54), three sunshield members (118)(160)(200), and fastening members. The bottom end of the sunshield members are attached to the base of the crown using detachable or permanent fastening members. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326790

Wearable band with ease of adjustment

An impact resistant wearable band assembly 10 which is particularly usefully and durable during physical exercise, fitness activities, sports, blood pressure measurements, and health care monitoring, can have a matrix, series or array of interlocking magnetic mechanisms 114 with matingly engageable portions 115 and 117 comprising magnets 116 and magnetically attractable portions 118 for detachably and magnetically securing end portions of a user friendly wearable band. In use, the versatile wearable band can be easily adjusted in a one handed movement from a locked position to a released position and vice versa. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326789

Hand covering with magnetic securing mechanism

One embodiment of a glove attachment system for retaining gloves comprises a glove with an integrated magnet portion. The glove has a liner portion, an outer portion, and a magnet portion. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326788

Undergarment with replaceable front panel

An undergarment, such as a corset, adapted to be worn about a torso of a wearer includes a body having first longitudinal edges. A separate panel is removably attached to the first longitudinal edges of the body. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326787

Cropped camisole

A cropped camisole is provided. The cropped camisole has a body defining an opening configured to fit a portion of the torso of a woman. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326786

Unitary garment

The invention generally relates to a unitary garment comprising a top bodice element having an elastic waistband, secured to a bottom trouser element having an elastic waistband. The two separate waistbands extend around the lower periphery of the top bodice element, and the other waistband extending around the upper periphery of the bottom element. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326785

Garment for the neuro-musculo-skeletal assistance

A garment for neuro-musculo-skeletal assistance comprising a body (2) of the garment provided with elasticity and intended to be worn by a user to adhere to a portion of the user's body and an elastic and continuous framework (5) on the body of the garment and comprising a plurality of anchoring portions (10) and a plurality of active portions (20; 30; 40; 50), each intended to coincide with respective sectors of the user's body, where the framework is structured so that, when the garment is worn by the user and the latter carries out a motor activity, the active portions deform themselves following the deformation of the respective sectors of the user's body and the anchoring portions remain substantially unchanged.. . ...

12/12/13 / #20130326784

Cover up

A protective ware garment to be worn prior to formal affairs. The garment know as cover up is made from a poly tissue poly non-woven material that is used in preventing spills over formal dress-ware, the front of the cover up overlaps and is fastens by velcro. ...

12/12/13 / #20130326783

Ski boot shin pad

A shin pad for use in a ski boot is disclosed. The shin pad comprises a sheet of compressible material with a void, like a doughnut hole, in the middle. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318966

Method and system for adjusting engine throttles

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . An engine system and method for operating an engine including a central throttle and a port throttle is disclosed. In one example, the central throttle and port throttle are adjusted to improve air flow distribution to engine cylinders. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318965

Supercharged combined cycle system with air flow bypass to hrsg and hydraulically coupled fan

A supercharging system for a gas turbine system having a compressor, a combustor, a turbine and a shaft includes a prime mover and a fan assembly that provides an air stream at an air stream flow rate. A hydraulic coupler is coupled to the prime mover and the fan assembly and a second torque converter may couple the supercharger prime mover to an electrical generator. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318964

Master cylinder device and hydraulic brake system using the same

A housing of a master cylinder device includes a housing member separating an interior of the housing into a front and a rear side chambers and having an opening through the housing member. A pressurizing piston includes a main body portion disposed in the front side chamber and is moved forward by a force for pressurizing the brake fluid. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318963

Braking control device for vehicle

The braking control device for a vehicle is adapted to be used for a vehicle brake device and it is an object of the present invention to prevent an operator of the vehicle from feeling of any an unpleasant feeling by reducing an ineffective operating amount by which no braking force increases in response to the increase of the brake operating amount. The braking control device includes a controlling portion for changing a servo performance to an ineffective operating amount reducing servo performance which is closer to the increase ratio of the hydraulic pressure braking force relative to the increase of the brake operating amount after the input piston has been in contact with the output piston when the brake operating amount reaches to the servo performance change operating amount which is smaller than the assisting limit operating amount.. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318962

Controlling a fluid flow with a magnetic field

A device, system and method for controlling the fluid flow of a process fluid in a tube with a magnetic field. A ferrogel can be included in the tube with the process fluid. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318961

Polymeric actuator, actuator device, method of manufacturing polymeric actuator, and method of manufacturing actuator device

There is provided a polymeric actuator including: a pair of facing portions located so as to face each other; and a folded portion through which one end portions of the pair of facing portions are coupled to each other, wherein the pair of facing portions and the folded portion are composed of an inner electrode layer, an electrolyte layer, and an outer electrode layer which are laminated in order from an inside. Therefore, the displacements are generated in the pair of facing portions, respectively, to be added to each other, and the displacement is generated in the folded portion as well due to the bending. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318960

Buoyancy power generating apparatus

A buoyancy power generating apparatus includes: a tank adapted to receive liquid therein; a buoyancy mechanism disposed in the tank and including a bladder support and a bladder supported on the bladder support; a vertical support disposed outwardly of the tank; a weight unit supported movably on the vertical support; and a transmission coupled to the buoyancy mechanism and the weight unit so that the weight unit can be driven by the bladder to move upwardly during upward movement of the bladder and that the weight unit can be moved downwardly by gravity when the bladder is deflated.. . ...

12/05/13 / #20130318959

Hydraulic circuits with energy conservation features for overrunning load conditions

A hydraulic system is disclosed that includes a hydraulic actuator having a head end, a rod end and a piston disposed therebetween. The system also includes a pump configured to supply fluid to both ends of the actuator. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318958

Control valve assembly

A power machine and a power conversion system for a power machine are disclosed. In an exemplary embodiment, the power conversion system includes a pump configured to provide a source of pressurized hydraulic fluid and a control valve assembly to receive the hydraulic fluid. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318957

Fluid control system for work vehicle

A fluid control system including a variable displacement pump having a load system control and configured to operate in an open center mode. A pump control is operable between a first arrangement and a second arrangement. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318956

Electric construction machine

Provided is an electric construction machine capable of avoiding a situation where charging is difficult to achieve due to the exhaustion of a battery device. An electrically-operated hydraulic excavator includes an electric motor, a hydraulic pump that is driven by the electric motor, hydraulic actuators that are driven by hydraulic fluid discharged from the hydraulic pump, and a battery device that serves as an electrical power source for the electric motor. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318955

Electro-hydraulic system for recovering and reusing potential energy

A hydraulic system includes a hydraulic actuator, a pump configured to supply fluid to the hydraulic actuator, and a first accumulator fluidly connected to the hydraulic actuator. The first accumulator is configured to store fluid received from the hydraulic actuator. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318954

Compressed air supply installation, pneumatic system and method

A compressed air supply installation for operating a pneumatic installation, especially an air suspension installation of a vehicle, includes: an air supply unit and an air compression unit for supplying a compressed air supply unit with compressed air, a pneumatic connection, especially a bleeding line, comprising a bleeding valve system in the form of a controllable solenoid valve system and a bleeding port for bleeding air, and a pneumatic connection, especially a compressed air supply line, comprising an air drier and a compressed air port for supplying the compressed air. The solenoid valve system comprises a primary valve and a secondary valve, which are actuatable by a controller of the solenoid valve system that is common to both valves and acts upon both valves.. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318953

Hydrostatic drive

A hydrostatic drive, especially a hydrostatic fan drive, includes a hydraulic constant-displacement pump configured to drive a hydraulic motor for a fan. The drive further includes a hydraulic machine configured to supply a second hydraulic circuit with a pressure medium. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318952

Method for controlling a hydraulic pump of a wheel loader

The present disclosure relates to a method for controlling a hydraulic pump of a wheel loader, which drives a working machine as necessary, thereby improving the acceleration performance of and more particularly, to a method for controlling a hydraulic pump in order to improve acceleration performance of the wheel loader in a situation in which an injection amount of fuel is limited during an acceleration process of the wheel loader in accordance with stricter regulations on exhaust gas.. . ...

12/05/13 / #20130318951

Sensor connection integration device

An article of manufacture includes a housing having three input ports and an output port. An electronic sensor operationally coupled to an exhaust flowpath is coupled to the first input port via an electrical conduit. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318950

Device for supplying a reducing agent to an exhaust-gas aftertreatment system

The invention relates to a device (10) for supplying to an exhaust-gas aftertreatment system a reducing agent (42), in particular a urea-water solution for the reduction of nitrogen oxides in the exhaust-gas flow of a diesel engine, having a tank (40) for the reducing agent (42) and having a delivery module (14) for delivering the reducing agent (42) out of the tank (40) via an in particular electrically heatable suction line (16). According to the invention, a) the suction line (16) which runs outside the tank (40) is connected to a pump sump (12) situated in the region of the tank base (44), b) an in particular electrically operated pump sump heater (30) is arranged in the region of the pump sump (12), c) at least one in particular electrically operated heating rod (36) extends into the tank (40), and d) at least one fill level sensor (18) runs outside the tank (40). ...

12/05/13 / #20130318949

Exhaust gas purifying system of internal combustion engine

An exhaust gas purifying system includes: a scr catalyst which has a function of reducing nox and absorbing no2; an upstream catalyst which is provided at the upstream side of the scr catalyst and has a three-way purification function; and an air-fuel ratio controller which controls the air-fuel ratio of the air-fuel mixture. The controller calculates the no2 storage amount of the scr catalyst (s2), calculates a value of the nox correlation parameter that increases in response to the nox discharge amount (s4), sets the stoichiometry determination threshold value to a small value as the no2 storage amount increases (s5), and changes the operation mode of the engine to the stoichiometry operation mode in which the air-fuel ratio is controlled to stoichiometry when the value of the nox correlation parameter is larger than the stoichiometry determination threshold value (s6, s9).. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318948

Soot sensor functional capability monitoring

A method of monitoring functional capability of a soot sensor that is responsive to deposition of soot from an exhaust gas stream on a sensor surface comprises acquiring a measurement signal of the soot sensor and running a plausibility check, in which it is ascertained whether the measurement signal agrees with an expected finding. According to the invention it is detected whether conditions are present, on which liquid, e.g. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318947

System and method for treatment of gases with reducing agents generated using steam reforming of diesel fuel

Systems and methods for treatment of a heated exhaust gas including hydrocarbons are provided. A method includes providing a first gas including a gaseous mixture of vaporized diesel fuel and steam and treating the first gas using at least one corona discharge including a combination of streamers to transform the first gas into a second gas including volatile partially oxidized hydrocarbons (po—hc) and hydrogen gas (h2), the combination of streamers including primarily surface streamers. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318946

Process for powering a compression ignition engine and fuel therefor

A diesel engine fuel composition comprising methanol at a level of at least 20% by weight of the fuel; water at a level at least 20% by weight of the fuel; a ratio of water to methanol of between 20:80 to 80:20; a total amount of water and methanol of at least 60% by weight of the fuel composition, and one or more additives, in a total amount of at least 0.1% by weight of the fuel, wherein the level of sodium chloride, if present as an additive, is between 0 to 0.5% by weight of the fuel, and the level of flavourant, if present as an additive, is between 0 to 1.5% of the composition is provided. Also provided is a process for powering a compression ignition engine using a fuel comprising methanol and water, including inlet air pre-heating, and associated systems and uses of the fuel composition.. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318945

Aviation gas turbine thrust reversing device

The present invention relates to an aircraft gas turbine thrust-reversing device with an engine having an engine cowling, the rear area of which can be displaced in the axial direction of the engine from a closed forward thrust position into a rearwardly displaced thrust reversal position, resulting in an essentially annular free space towards a forward stationary area of the engine cowling, with the rear area of the engine cowling being functionally coupled to deflecting elements arranged in the forward thrust position within the front area of the engine cowling, with the deflecting elements during displacement of the rear area of the engine cowling being moveable on a partial-circular path facing the central axis of the engine and contactable by their rear end areas with a cowling of the core engine.. . ...

12/05/13 / #20130318944

Jet exhaust noise reduction

Reducing jet noise by weakening mach cones in a jet exhaust gas streamtube. The mach cones are weakened by modifying exhaust gas flow in a longitudinal axial core of the exhaust gas streamtube.. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318943

Rocket motor combustion chamber injection head

An injection head including an annular distribution cavity for distributing a propellant upstream from an injection plate supporting injectors. The cavity includes a multiply-perforated distribution grid distributing the propellant, which grid is coaxial with the distribution cavity and of a concave shape that projects into the distribution cavity, the grid being fastened to a dome of the cavity.. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318942

Flame detection in no-flame region of gas turbine

A flame detector in photonic communication with a no-flame region of a combustor of a gas turbine may emit a signal when a photon is detected. A controller may be arranged to receive a signal from the flame detector and may determine whether a flame presence in the no-flame region is indicated responsive to the signal.. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318941

Supercharged combined cycle system with air flow bypass

A system and method for supercharging a combined cycle system includes a forced draft fan providing a variable air flow. At least a first portion of the air flow is directed to a compressor and a second portion of the airflow is diverted to a heat recovery steam generator. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318940

Lubrication arrangement for a gas turbine engine gear assembly

An exemplary apparatus for supplying lubricant to a gear assembly in a gas turbine engine includes a valve having a valve inlet configured to be coupled to a source of lubricant. A valve outlet is configured to direct lubricant to the gear assembly. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318939

Lubrication arrangement for a gas turbine engine gear assembly

An exemplary apparatus for supplying lubricant to a gear assembly in a gas turbine engine includes a valve having a valve inlet configured to be coupled to a source of lubricant. A valve outlet is configured to direct lubricant to the gear assembly. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318938

Heat engine

A non-compression engine having two or three variable volume mechanisms, an induction-displacer (1) and a combustion-expander (2) or an induction-displacer (1) and a combustion-expander (2) and an atmospheric-cooler (3). A working volume of gas is drawn into the induction-displacer, then displaced into the combustion-expander (2) at substantially constant volume passing through the regenerator (5). ...

12/05/13 / #20130318937

Hybrid core rope

The present invention is to provide a hybrid core rope which does not require maintenance or a hybrid core rope capable of reducing a maintenance task. The hybrid core rope includes a resin solid core in which a plurality of spiral grooves is formed in the longitudinal direction on an outer peripheral surface thereof, a plurality of fiber bundles respectively spirally wound around the outer peripheral surface of the resin solid core along the plurality of spiral grooves, the fiber bundles having thickness to fill the spiral grooves, and a plurality of steel strands spirally wound around the outer peripheral surface of the resin solid core around which the fiber bundles are wound. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318936

Box filter with orientation device

A panel filter including a generally rectangular border frame having four sides; a filter media supported by the border frame and extending within the border frame; and a key formed into the border frame is provided. The key is used to properly determine if the filter is appropriate for mounting in a housing. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318935

Biofilter

A biofilter (1) having filter media (7) in a stowage space (5) having sidewalls and a bottom, inlet opening (15) for the unpurified gases/air and the stowage space (5) is made of flexible gas-tight material filled at least partly with the filter media (7). A biofilter system having two or more biofilters (1) is also described.. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318934

Method of reducing silicosis caused by inhalation of silica-containing proppant, such as silica sand and resin-coated silica sand, and apparatus therefor

A method of reducing silicosis caused by inhalation of silica-containing proppant, such as silica sand and resin-coated silica sand, and apparatus therefor. The abstract of the disclosure is submitted herewith as required by 37 c.f.r. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318933

Dynamic cyclone separator, with an axial flow and having a variable configuration

Dynamic cyclone separator, with an axial flow, having a variable configuration and tubular structure (1) comprising: vortex-generating means (2) having a variable configuration, consisting of a central support (3) and a plurality of axial fins (4) having an adjustable tilt; a central support (3) having an ogival configuration which is such as to define with the outer tubular structure (1) a convergent-divergent duct in which the gas expands adiabatically; a tubular porous wall (1b) in the area of maximum velocity for capturing the particulate.. . ...

12/05/13 / #20130318932

Bareback pad with customizable inserts

A bareback pad with customizable inserts for use in training and/or riding a horse is provided. The bareback pad provides a wide range of flexibility to provide comfort, control and support to both the rider and the horse to improve trust, balance and strength between the two. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318931

Pharmacy packaging system

A system for storing and packaging pharmaceuticals includes a frame configured to store cassettes that contain pharmaceuticals and a cassette-moving assembly coupled to the frame. The cassette-moving assembly is operable to move relative to the frame to retrieve the cassettes from the frame. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318930

Bottom-discharging scrap bin and dumping method thereof

The present invention relates to a bottom-discharging scrap bin and a dumping method thereof. The bottom-discharging scrap bin includes a bin body that has an upper end opening and a lower opening that is rotatably coupled to the bottom board by a door shaft to allow the bottom board to selectively close the lower end opening of the bin body. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318929

Method and apparatus for automated filling of mail trays

A mail tray filler includes a filling mechanism that is vertically movable to be lowered and lifted into and out of a mail tray. With the mechanism in the raised position an empty mail tray is moved into position to underneath the mechanism. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318928

Apparatus and method for refilling a brewing cup

In an embodiment of the disclosed technology, an apparatus and/or a method are used to dispense loose particulate solid matter into a brewing cup. Such an apparatus allows one to add any coffee, while using all the features of an automated single-cup or multi-cup brewing machine. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318927

Indicator system for a combined procedure drape and bag

The present specification discloses a combined drape and carrying bag unit used in medical and surgical settings with an indicator attached to a drawstring of the unit. Conversion of the unit from a drape or mat configuration involves pulling on exposed drawstring sections and results in deployment of the identifying indicator. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318926

Sterile filling machine having filling station and e-beam chamber

A sterile filling machine and related method are provided for sterile filling a container with a substance. The container includes a resealable stopper or portion and a chamber for receiving the substance therein. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318925

Method and apparatus for wrapping a shipment

Embodiments relate to a cover, a method of covering, and a cover system for shipments of products transported by air with ulds. The cover system can be adapted to any skid such as wooden or plastic pallets used for smaller loads used in air transport or any other mode of transportation. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318924

Method of packaging a product and corresponding package

A method for wrapping a product in a sheet material wrapper employing a first sheet of plastically deformable sheet material (for example aluminium) and a second sheet of wrapping material (for example a plastic film) having springback. Once the product is placed on the first sheet, the second sheet is applied on the product providing in the second sheet a part wrapping the product and a part facing the first sheet. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318923

Method of manufacturing a liquid container

An object is to provide a technology capable of decreasing the possibility that bubbles may reach a first member. A method of manufacturing a liquid container includes (a) a process of preparing a liquid container, (b) a process of storing liquid in a first storage chamber by injecting the liquid from the downstream side of the first storage chamber based on a flow direction of a fluid from an atmosphere opening port to a supply port.. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318922

Cannula holders

Cannula holders for holding a nasal cannula are described. The cannula holders may also be configured to hold a cpap mask, bpap mask, nebulizer mask, or any other piece of medical equipment. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318921

Apparatus, assembly, and method for routing single length of flexible ribbon around package in crossed configuration, with apparatuses for attaching, securing, and cutting ribbon

A ribbon routing assembly for routing a single length of ribbon around and securing the ribbon to an object. The ribbon has a first end and a second end. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318920

Cap stabilizer for capping device

A cap stabilizer of a capping device includes a fastening element that connects the cap stabilizer to the capping device such that the cap stabilizer is removable from the capping device by sliding the cap stabilizer in a first direction, opposite a direction of travel of container to be capped by the capping device.. . ...

12/05/13 / #20130318919

Tool lift mechanism

The present application relates to a lifting apparatus comprising a first member and a second member; a lifting mechanism coupled to said first member adapted to move said first member towards said second member; and a third member coupled to said first member, the third member slideably moveable through said second member when said first member is moved towards said second member. When a predetermined compressive force is applied to said third member, a latching mechanism responds by latching said second member to said third member, such that when a further compressive force is applied to said third member, said first member and lifting mechanism are isolated from said further compressive force.. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318918

System for packaging homemade baby food

A system for dispensing homemade baby food includes a dispenser with a nozzle and a plunger that can be moved toward the nozzle for dispensing baby food from the nozzle. The system further includes a container having a nipple that is releasably engageable with the nozzle so that baby food in the dispenser can be dispensed directly into the container. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318917

Method and arrangement for leak detection

The invention relates to a method and an arrangement for detecting a leak in a sealed package containing a product in the form of a foodstuff or a pharmaceutical. The leak detecting arrangement comprises a testing station, in which a package is placed by the transporting means and a pressure applying means arranged to apply a predetermined amount of pressure on the package located in the testing station. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318916

Packaging for a liquid filling material, and method and device for producing it

A packaging for a liquid filling with a product packaging pouch made out of a liquid-tight and elastic material and having a reaction chamber pouch made out of a liquid-tight and elastic material. The reaction chamber pouch is completely closed, and is arranged inside the product packaging pouch and partially filled with a first reactant. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318915

Automatic test tube recapper

An automatic test tube recapper is presented that is capable of recapping thousands of test tubes per day. Specially designed caps are poured into an upper triangular shaped hopper. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318914

Automatic packaging device

An automatic packaging device includes a casing, a wrapping mechanism and a conveyance mechanism. An insertion portion is provided in the casing. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318913

Device for transferring pharmaceutical articles from a counter to inside continuously advancing containers and a machine for packing pharmaceutical articles in relative containers

The device (d) for transferring pharmaceutical articles from a counter to inside containers (c), continuously advancing along an advancement direction (v), comprises a first series of tubular elements (t1) and a second series of tubular elements (t2) having dimensions such as to be able to freely receive the pharmaceutical articles internally thereof. The first series of tubular elements (t1) and the second series of tubular elements (t2) are movable independently of one another along respective pathways that each exhibit a development such that each of the tubular elements (t1) of the first series and each of the tubular elements (t2) of the second series can transit below and at the outlet (u) of the counter (mc) such as to receive the counted articles, and further can transit above the mouth of a respective container (c) advancing continuously along the advancement direction (v) and follow the advancement of the container (c) while remaining above the relative mouth for a straight tract (v1) along the direction (v), so as to release the articles internally thereof.. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318912

Article dispensing

An apparatus for dispensing sorbent canisters into containers includes a first wheel and a second wheel, disposed to rotate with each other. A first plate is disposed between the first and second wheels and a second plate is disposed on a side of the second wheel opposite the first wheel.. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318911

Insulated sheathing panel and methods for use and manufacture thereof

Insulated wall and roof sheathing systems for use in building construction designed to provide moisture permeable wall panels that protect from bulk water, excess air, and thermal transfer.. . ...

12/05/13 / #20130318910

Casing system

A casing system for covering the edges of structural frameworks and the like. The system includes a first casing piece and a second casing piece shaped to fit together. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318909

Portable drilling rig apparatus and assembly method

A portable drilling rig apparatus includes a rig floor having a pedestal structure thereon, the pedestal structure comprising a lower pivot point and a lower attachment point and wherein the pedestal structure is configured to be rotated to a vertical position about the lower pivot point. The drilling rig further includes a mast structure having a mast pivot point at a lower end of the mast structure wherein the mast pivot point is configured to be pinned to an upper pivot point of the pedestal structure.. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318908

Composite face panels for structural insulated panels

Composite face panels for use with structural insulated panels (sip) are provided to form a suitable replacement for structural insulated panels that employ oriented strand board or plywood. The structural insulated panel has a sandwich structure with a generally planar, insulating core. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318907

Attachment member and support structure for supporting a structural building component

An attachment member for securing a structural building component (e.g., joist) to a support pedestal of an elevated building surface assembly. The attachment member includes a central portion and at least one joist support arm attached to the central portion. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318906

Mechanical locking system for floor panels

Floor panels with a flexible tongue in an insertion groove, the flexible tongue is designed to cooperate, in a connected state with a tongue groove of another panel, the panels are adapted to be locked together by vertical folding, the flexible tongue has a projection portion which, in a connected state projects outside the insertion groove and cooperates with the tongue groove, said projecting portion has a beveled and/or rounded sliding surface and the panels have a sliding surface adapted to cooperate therewith during vertical folding, the flexible tongue during the vertical folding is displaced twice in the horizontal direction, a first displacement is effected by the vertical folding of the fold panel whereby at least a part of the flexible tongue is bent, a second displacement of the flexible tongue towards its initial position is accomplished substantially by a spring effect caused by said bending of said flexible tongue.. . ...

12/05/13 / #20130318905

Two-piece modular yoke

A sheet metal yoke for supporting a pair of main runners of a suspended ceiling grid in parallel alignment with a relatively narrow spacing, the yoke having an inverted u-shape with a horizontal span and a depending leg adjacent each end of the span, a lower end of each leg having a tab extending towards the other leg, the tab being proportioned to fit in a cross runner slot of a main runner and being capable of vertically supporting the main runner at a desired elevation.. . ...

12/05/13 / #20130318904

Conventional fire-rated one-sided construction

A fire resistant membrane comprising a plurality of regularly spaced elongated parallel sheet metal framing elements, a first layer of fire rated wallboard attached directly to the framing elements with screws, a side of the framing elements opposite a side bearing the first wallboard layer being substantially free of any directly attached covering layer, a grid of elongated parallel sheet metal shafts overlying the first wallboard and secured to the studs with screws extending through the first wallboard layer, the shafts being oriented at right angles to the studs, and a second layer of fire rated wallboard overlying the shafts and being spaced from the first layer by the shafts, the second layer of wallboard being attached to the shafts with screws having a length insufficient to fully penetrate the first wallboard layer.. . ...

12/05/13 / #20130318903

Smart flooring system

Some novel features pertain to a floor coupling structure that includes a first portion, a second portion extending from a first end of the first portion, the second portion for coupling to a first plank portion of a floor plank; and a third portion extending from a second end of the first portion, the third portion for coupling to a second plank portion of the floor plank. In some implementations, the first portion, the second portion and the third portion are a single piece. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318902

Structural unit insulation arrangement, system, and process

A structural unit includes a first face shell; a second face shell positioned opposite the first face shell; at least one central web connecting the first face shell to the second face shell; a first partial web forming a gap between an end of the first partial web and a first edge of the second face shell, and defining a first cavity; and a second partial web forming a gap between an end of the second partial web and a second edge of the second face shell, and defining a second cavity.. . ...

12/05/13 / #20130318901

Element resistant to air transfers and thermal and hydric transfers in the field of construction, especially for lightweight walls or lightweight facades

An element is directed to the dry construction of lightweight walls, especially the construction of load-bearing lightweight façades or non-load-bearing lightweight façades, which do not contribute to the stability of the building. The element includes a panel based on a hydraulic binding agent and all or part of the face is coated with a polymer film obtained by polymerization under the action of radiation. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318900

Grain bin floor support member

Floor support members in a grain bin floor system support perforated floor panels spanning above a plenum space at the bottom of a grain bin. Each floor support member includes a top rail including a horizontal top flange at a top end of the floor support member and a bottom rail including a horizontal bottom flange at a bottom end of the floor support. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318899

Crown moulding

An elongated crown moulding with a front surface having a top front chamfer portion, a bottom front chamfer portion, and a front non-planar decorative profile portion separating the top front chamfer portion and the bottom front chamfer portion, and a back surface having a top back chamfer portion, a bottom back chamfer portion, and a back non-planar decorative profile portion disposed between the top back chamfer portion and the bottom back chamfer portion, the back non-planar decorative profile portion oriented as an inversely mirrored version of the front non-planar decorative profile portion.. . ...

12/05/13 / #20130318898

Multi-storey insulated foam building

Multi-storey icf building having concrete walls poured into insulated concrete forms with adjustments mounted between floors and an outside foam layer and guides for an inside for layer. Icf buildings can be constructed with greater than three stories and masonry or stucco exteriors without the use of supplementary forms.. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318897

Set of honeycomb panels for covers and walls

A set of honeycomb panels for producing covers and walls includes a first honeycomb panel and a second honeycomb panel which are positioned adjacently, to be joined to each other at end-sections, wherein the end-section of the first honeycomb panel defines a groove and the end-section of the second honeycomb panel includes a protuberance, which has a substantially complementary form to that of the groove and is configured to be housed in the groove. In one embodiment, each of the first and second honeycomb panels of the set is made of a plastic material and has a sealing element firmly applied during production of an individual honeycomb panel at the groove.. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318896

Pre-tensioned discrete element support system

A matting system comprised of an assembly of discrete, individual small mat segments connected by pre-tensioned cable elements. The mat segments are configured to displace at the connecting surfaces of the mat segments at a predetermined load. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318895

Hook and loop attachment of solar panels to roofing membranes

An energy generating system for placement on a roof structure is disclosed including one or more solar panels being secured to roof system components. The solar panels are secured thereto with hook and loop fasteners that may be integral with the roof system components.. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318894

Self-ballasted, roof-integrated, lightweight frc pv mounting system

A ballast tile system for supporting photovoltaic modules that includes at least one fiber-reinforced concrete ballast tile. The at least one ballast tile has a first mounting member extending upwardly from a top surface thereof, the first mounting member configured to receive a lower end of a photovoltaic module. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318893

Mounting device and method of installing of a solar panel

A solar panel mounting anchor adapted for mounting a solar panel on a flat roof, the anchor comprising integral ballast, and edges comprising a resilient material and at least one engagement feature adapted to receive a solar panel and to space the panel from said roof, and a base adapted to inhibit slipping of the anchor on said roof. Preferably the integral ballast is such that the mass of the anchor is at least 15 kg.. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318892

Insulating glass unit with asymmetrical between-pane spaces

An insulating glass unit may include at least three panes of transparent material and at least two spacers positioned between different panes of the unit. For example, a first spacer may hold a first pane of transparent material a first separation distance from a second pane of transparent material and a second spacer may hold the second pane of transparent material a second separation distance from a third pane of transparent material. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318891

Method and apparatus for ground installation

A method and system for ground installation is disclosed. In one aspect, a method to secure a fixture on a ground includes steps of securing one or more anchors on a base plate; placing the base plate on the ground; applying force to one or more ground stakes into the ground through the base plate to secure the base plate on the ground; disposing the fixture on the base plate; and securing the fixture on the base plate. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318890

Drilling rig assembly method and apparatus

A drilling rig including a base structure, a lifting device attached to the base structure, and a rig floor comprising a derrick and drilling equipment disposed thereon, in which the lifting device is configured to lift the rig floor so that at least one box may be inserted between the base structure and the rig floor, the rig floor having load points attached thereto and configured to be aligned with the lifting device.. . ...

12/05/13 / #20130318889

Modular insulated scaffold wall system

A scaffold wall system for erecting temporary insulated facilities using a scaffold structure for support is disclosed. The system comprises a floor supported by the scaffold structure, a plurality of walls supported by the floor, and a ceiling supported by the walls. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318888

Method for implementing a rail-guided self-climbing forrmwork system with climbing rail extension pieces

A method is proposed for constructing mufti-story concrete structures using a rail-guided self-climbing formwork system. A climbing rail is thereby displaced in a vertical direction within lower and upper climbing shoes and a lower extension piece is positioned to extend vertically in a downward direction below a lower end of the climbing rail. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318887

Wall capping systems and methods of using same

Described herein are systems for both preventing intrusion by an unwanted party and/or detection of a local event.. . ...

12/05/13 / #20130318886

Deployable structure shield

A readily deployable shield for single family dwellings and other structures protects the structures from transient, temporary threats such as fire, hurricane, tornado or similar forces. The deployable structure shield is delivered to a structure site in an enclosed shield module. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318885

Deployable and inflatable roof, wall, or other structure for stadiums and other venues

A deployable and inflatable roof, wall, or other structure has first and second covers made of flexible panels and cables arranged from edge to edge along the covers. Couplings along the edges of the covers connect the structure to supports, such as rails on which the structure can deploy and other supports of a building. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318884

Cutter assembly with at least one island and a method of manufacturing a cutter assembly

A cutter assembly and a method of making the cutter assembly are disclosed. A method of fabricating a cutting element having at least one island structure in at least one pocket of a substrate may comprise steps of building a substrate green body with at least one pocket; building at least one island green body; assembling the at least one island green body and the substrate green body with at least one pocket in the substrate green body to form a green body assembly; and subjecting the green body assembly to a final fabrication process to form the said cutting element.. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318883

Cutting tools made from stress free cbn composite material and method of production

An insert for a cutting tool and a method of making an insert are provided. The insert for a cutting tool may comprise a body and a substrate carrier. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318882

Door assistant

A door assistant apparatus for retaining an opened door in a desired position, comprising a wedge-shaped portion, a foot pad portion and a vertically extending handle portion. The handle portion includes a grasping portion rotatably mounted to a vertical element of the handle portion. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318881

Self-locating door interlock apparatus and enclosures, assemblies, and methods including same

A door interlock apparatus is disclosed. The door interlock apparatus has a body configured to couple to a first one of a door and an enclosure structure, the body having one or more angled self-locating features, a locking protrusion extending from a surface of the body and configured to couple with the locking member of an interlock mechanism, and a misalignment-accommodating mechanism configured and adapted to allow motion of the body. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318880

Household appliance having a mounting system for door skin outer glass

A household cooking appliance include a housing having an oven chamber accessible through an opening, the opening having a seal surrounding a perimeter of the opening, and a door covering the opening and moveable about a hinge between an open position and a closed position. The door includes an outer door skin forming an outer surface of the door, the outer door skin including an outer glass panel, a full glass inner panel forming an inner surface of the door, the full glass inner panel abutting the seal when the door is in a closed position, a middle glass panel disposed between the outer glass panel and the inner glass panel, and outer glass support means for supporting the outer glass panel on the outer door skin.. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318879

Spring break protection mechanism for a sectional door system

An assembly (1) is provided comprising a spring break protection mechanism and a spring plug (21, 22, 25;112) for connecting a balancing spring (110) of a sectional door system to the spring break protection mechanism. The mechanism comprises a base plate (2;72) with a circular opening for receiving a balancing axle (100). ...

12/05/13 / #20130318878

Device for opening and closing a door and method installing such a device

A device for opening and closing a door is provided, with a rolling device having a shell-shaped housing assembled from two complementary housing parts and in which a driving device is arranged, which is connected via a drive shaft to a driving wheel which, in a fitted operating position of the rolling device, is in frictional contact with a rolling surface facing the driving wheel. A fixing body is arranged on a housing part, which together with an opposite fixing body on the other housing part, form a fixed bearing for the drive shaft, each fixing body further having a recess forming a bearing seat for a bearing of the drive shaft. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318877

Sliding cantilever gate

A sliding cantilevered gates gate panel is carried by posts for sliding movement in the plane of the gate opening with each post having inner and outer parallel post members separated by a central opening within which the gate panel is mounted. The gate panel has a longitudinally extending track member, a plurality of upstanding posts connected to and upstanding from the track member and a top rail connected across top ends of the posts forming together a generally rectangular panel. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318876

Method of fixing drive motor in window regulator and window regulator

A method of fixing a drive motor in a window regulator is provided which enables mounting operations to be facilitated. The window regulator includes the drive motor, an elongate push-pull member, and a frame. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318875

Residential window power actuator

A power actuator for a window in a building includes a drive unit, a cable system, and a controller. The drive unit is positioned within a sill of the window. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318874

Household appliance having system for aligning doors and method thereof

A household appliance including a non-adjustable first door, an adjustable second door, and an adjustable third door. The non-adjustable first door provides a reference point for adjusting each of the second door and the third door. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318873

Door system having an actuator

A door system for an aircraft or spacecraft having a door and an actuator for actuating the door. The actuator includes an actuator drive which moves the door in relation to the aircraft or spacecraft, a detection device which determines movement information of the door and/or of the actuator, an actuator control unit which controls the actuator based on the movement information, and an actuator housing which surrounds the actuator drive and the actuator control unit.. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318872

Plant pot assembly

A plant pot assembly comprises a first pot for a plant in growing medium, a second pot coupled to it for forming a liquid reservoir, and a wick between the liquid reservoir and the first pot for transporting liquid from the liquid reservoir into the first pot. The liquid reservoir has a filling opening at or near the upper side of the assembly and wherein the first pot is received in the second pot with a close fit so that the liquid reservoir is situated substantially below the first pot. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318871

Planter having a multi-purpose lid

A planter includes a lid and a container. The container has an upper side, a lower side, and a plurality of lateral walls extending between the upper side and lower side. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318870

Applications of the bittern produced using the evaporation process of the floating salt farm

A floating salt farm is an offshore system in which its purpose is to produce crystallized salt and bittern using the evaporation process. This present application is regarding three different applications of the bittern produced using the floating salt farm: (1) an osmotic power (or salinity gradient power) plant is used jointly with the floating salt farm to generate electricity at offshore locations by using produced bittern and extracted seawater; (2) the bittern and/or crystallized salt to be used to melt ice and snow are produced with the floating salt farm by using seawater, in which has been affected by volcanic activities and has substantial silica content (silicon dioxide); (3) in a halophyte farm, where there may not be saline water readily available, the bittern produced using the floating salt farm is applied to the saline soil to adjust its salinity level to maintain proper conditions for halophytes.. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318869

Lighting assembly

A lighting fixture for facilitating plant growth and a light emitting component. The fixture comprises a single light emission source led device which provides at least two emission peaks in the wavelength range of 300-800 nm and at least one of the emission peaks has full width of half maximum (fwhm) at least 50 nm or higher. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318868

Maple sap collection system and method

A sap collection method and system, the system comprising at least a first line of a first diameter, at least a second line of a second diameter, the second diameter being at most equal to the first diameter; and a connection in fluid communication between the second line and the first line for sap collection from the first line to the second line; wherein the connection comprises a material of walls of an opening in a wall of the first line fused with a material of an end of the second line and for a connecting part engaging an end of the second line.. . ...

12/05/13 / #20130318867

Plant growing system using external data

A system for automating the growing of crops, such as grapevines. Combinations of data from sensors local to a vineyard, and from optional remote stations and sensors, is combined with a control system to accurately control the dispensing of water and chemicals such as insecticides, disease prevention fungicides and fertilizers. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318866

Apparatus and method for biological growth enhancement

An apparatus and method for biological growth enhancement is disclosed. Organisms that will benefit from the apparatus and method of the present invention include seeds, fungus, bacteria, and the like. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318865

System for drying and torrefaction

A method for torrefaction of water containing cellulosic materials is performed in an inert atmosphere. The cellulosic material is cascaded through the apparatus between a plurality of rotatable trays vertically stacked within multiple processing zones. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318864

Portable campfire

A portable campfire, complete with everything needed to have a fire, is described. The campfire comprises wood fastened in a fixed shape on a base, kindling, and a handle for easy transport. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318863

Core-shell magnetic composite and application on producing biodiesel using the same

A core-shell magnetic composite is disclosed, which includes: a magnetic core; a shell containing a protective layer and a porous layer, wherein the protective layer is coated on a surface of the magnetic core and the porous layer is the outmost layer of the shell; and a hydrophobic functional group grafted to the shell. In addition, the core-shell magnetic composite can be bound to a lipase to act as a transesterification catalyst. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318862

Pest control apparatus and process of manufacture

An environmentally friendly apparatus to attract and kill insect pests is described. The apparatus includes two panels, which could be made from one folded sheet, coupled together to form a housing for a pad containing an insect attractant, e.g. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318861

Bed bug trap device

A trap device for the capture of bed bugs is provided. The device may be used under, or in association with, furniture or other objects in which crawling arthropods or pests may infest. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318860

Trap for crawling pests

A reusable trap (100) and a fully disposable trap (200) include two opposing panels or walls (102, 202), each with a patterned adhesive portion (132, 232) on an inner surface. The trap is configured to provide easy access to crawling pests from all sides, and the patterned adhesive portion provides non-adhesive paths deep into the trap, such that crawling pests may venture further into the trap before encountering adhesive, thereby increasing the trapping capacity. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318859

Weighted keeper and hook apparatus for anglers

A weighted keeper having an elongated cylinder and a plurality of protrusions thereon. The plurality of protrusions may comprise a wide variety of different shapes and configurations for maintaining bait on the weighted keeper. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318858

Diving lip for a fishing lure

The diving lip projects from the front of a fishing lure that has a longitudinal axis and a fishing line connecting loop. The diving lip has rear, intermediate and front sections. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318857

Artificial bait device

An artificial bait device for fishing that allows a user to attach a plastic or soft artificial bait is disclosed. The artificial bait device comprises a snake-shaped jig head and a hook that does not become easily snagged and can maintain a consistent depth. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318856

Fishing lure

The present invention relates to a fishing lure including a body having a head portion and tail portion, wherein the tail portion includes an opening to receive a fishing line. The lure also includes a hook that is connected to the head portion, wherein tension applied to a fishing line thread through the opening and tied to the hook causes the body to bend and release of the tension applied to the fishing line causes the body to straighten.. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318855

Stem guides and replaceable cartridges

The invention relates to a method for adjusting the buoyancy of a fishing bobber. The method includes providing a buoyant member and a stem guide configured to receive the buoyant member, mounting the buoyant member to the stem guide and cutting the buoyant member. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318854

Insect visual attractant

A visual attractant for attracting a target insect include a substrate having a pixelated pattern portion defined by a plurality of blocks having a characteristic dimension that is within an order of magnitude of the size of the target insect. The plurality of blocks are colored to be highly reflective in a wavelength range selected to attract the target insect. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318853

Sighting telescope

A sighting telescope has two image planes situated between an objective and an ocular. A first such plane is situated closer to the objective and a second image plane is closer to the ocular. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318852

Parallel axle mounting rail clamp

An improved clamping device and method for a weapon accessory rail of a type having an elongate mounting structure of generally t-shaped cross-sectional shape, such as a picatinny mounting rail, is provided.. . ...

12/05/13 / #20130318851

Adhesive and bolt-on type gun grip, gun equipment and accessory systems

Gun accessories and gun grip devices and systems for attachment by adhesive or fasteners to various gun parts and components including gun rails.. . ...

12/05/13 / #20130318850

Universal magazine mounting system

A magazine mounting platform having at least one mounting fixture for insertion into the magazine compartment of a firearm thus securing the firearm in place. The magazine mounting fixture may include at least one dowel pin operable for insertion into receivers on the platform. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318849

Enhanced throw lever

A throw lever assembly used to secure an accessory such as a sight or a flashlight to a firearm. The throw lever assembly includes a base unit having a cam bed wherein the cam resides. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318848

Horizontal throw lever

The invention is a throw lever assembly used to affix an accessory to a firearm. The throw lever assembly utilizes a base unit having a cam bed in which rests the cam. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318847

Security system

A remote valuable and/or gun monitoring system and method are disclosed. A module incorporating a motion sensor is interconnected to a valuable or gun. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318846

System and method for connecting advertising to footwear

A system and method for connecting advertising to footwear is disclosed. The system can comprise a curved rod member, a sheet, and an advertisement. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318845

Signage structures

A portable signage structure is provided and includes a first panel, and a second panel, wherein each panel has an upper edge, a bottom edge, and side edges extending between the upper and bottom edges, and wherein the panels include a resilient frame about their edges, and wherein the panels have a common upper edge. The structure also includes a pair of resilient linking frames extending between opposing bottom edges of the panels and along at least a portion of the opposing side edges of the panels. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318844

Sign apparatus and method

A real estate sign post apparatus comprises a sleeve configured to wrap about a post, a cap configured to be coupled to an end of the sleeve, and a sign coupled at least one of the sleeve or cap. The cap can be configured to fix a position of the sleeve on the post. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318843

Glowing frame for a hazardous warning placard

A glowing frame for a hazardous material placard is an apparatus used to illuminate the hazardous material placard during the night or dangerous weather conditions. The apparatus is attached to a vehicle carrying hazardous material and includes a frame, a plurality of light emitting diode (led) strips, a drain hole, a pair of wires, and a disconnection mechanism. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318842

Hand-held ironing board apparatus

The invention is a hand held ironing board apparatus.. . ...

12/05/13 / #20130318841

Tool coupler system having multiple pressure sources

A tool coupler system is disclosed for use with a machine. The tool coupler system may have a tool coupler with a hydraulic actuator configured to selectively lock a tool to a machine. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318840

Lip for excavating bucket

A lip for an excavating bucket with a front beam and a rear beam extending along the length of the lip and defining at least one recess between them. The front beam includes noses extending forward of the beam for mounting ground engaging tools. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318839

Hydraulic locking mechanism for securing teeth and tooth carrying adapters to excavating buckets of excavating equipment

A connection for firmly securing an adapter for carrying a digging tooth to a lip of an excavating container. The connection has substantially aligned openings in the adapter and the lip. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318838

Snowplow blade articulator assembly with passive downforce mechanism

A snowplow blade articulator assembly includes a mounting frame for attaching a snowplow blade to a vehicle chassis. A hydraulic pump and a hydraulic reservoir are attached to the mounting frame, the hydraulic reservoir supplying hydraulic fluid to the hydraulic pump. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318837

Article of footwear having an upper incorporating a knitted component

An article of footwear has an upper that includes a knitted component and a sole structure secured to the upper. The knitted component may define a tube formed of unitary knit construction, and a strand may extend through a length of the tube. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318836

Shock absorbing structure for the heel of high-heeled footwear

Penetrating hole in the end close to the top surface of said lower pedestal. An air-cushion is fixed on the top surface of said lower pedestal, which comprises a straight hole and several second positioning holes winch are through said air-cushion. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318835

Sheet for shoe sole and shoe sole including the same

The sheet comprises a resin component (a) containing a polyamide resin (a) and having an amino group concentration of not less than 10 mmol/kg and a flexural modulus of not less than 300 mpa in accordance with iso178. The polyamide resin (a) may contain a polyamide resin having a melting point of not less than 165° c. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318834

Item of footwear

The sole (3) consists of at least one upper layer (4), which is directed towards the upper of the item of footwear, and at least one lower layer (5), which is directed away from said upper, wherein the upper layer and the lower layer consist of materials of different levels of elasticity, density or hardness. That side of the sole which is directed towards the upper of the item of footwear forms a bearing surface (6) for the foot, with a heel zone (7) and a ball-of-the-foot zone (8). ...

12/05/13 / #20130318833

Method and mould for producing footwear and footwear thus obtained

The present invention consists in an injection method in which a material is injected which serves as the connection between the upper and the sole of the shoe, the mould used for this purpose and the shoe thus obtained in such a manner that the membranes of the breathable type incorporated in said shoe are not damaged.. . ...

12/05/13 / #20130318832

Self-recovering impact absorbing footwear

An impact absorbing footwear device employs opposed planar sole portions engaged by a selective resistance coupling that biases the opposed planar sole portions in a non-linear manner in response to forces exerted by the wearer against the sole portion in frictional contact with a floor surface. The planar sole portions are disposed in a footwear appliance that takes the form of an athletic shoe sole. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318831

Sole structure with integrated cleat member and methods of making

A sole structure with an integrated cleat member includes a plate member with a protruding portion that forms a first portion of the cleat member. A second portion of the cleat member is attached to the first portion and may be made of a less rigid material than the first portion. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318830

Article of footwear with color change portion and method of changing color

An article with a color change portion and a method of changing color is disclosed. The article includes at least one color change portion capable of changing colors. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318829

Running sandal

A unique running sandal. Is described that uses a ladder buckle on the top of the foot to allow for secure and easy adjustment of the sandal. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318828

Two-part sole for footwear

A sole for an article of footwear including a first part having a bottom surface with a plurality of first protrusions increasing in thickness from a medial side to a lateral side, where each adjacent pair of the first protrusions define a first recess therebetween, and a second part having a top surface with a plurality of second protrusions increasing in thickness from a lateral side to a medial side, where each adjacent pair of the second protrusions define a second recess therebetween. When the first part and the second part are attached together, the plurality of first protrusions and recesses on the bottom surface of the first part matingly engage corresponding ones of the plurality of second protrusions and recesses on the top surface of the second part to form a midsole that deflects and absorbs impact forces resulting from multiple running conditions.. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318827

Interchangeable strap closure system for footwear

Footwear is provided with a closure system that is easily replaceable by the user. The closure system includes a strap that is preferably secured to the shoe through a hook and loop fastener. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318826

Foot sliding prevention product

A foot sliding prevention product utilizes a unitary pad shaped to conform with the tapered toe section of a shoe, particularly a women's high heel shoe. The pad is sized to extend from the toe section of the shoe to an area short of the shoe's arch section. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318825

Air cushioning outsole window

A sole structure for an article of footwear is provided and includes an insole and an outsole. The outsole includes a ground-contacting surface and an inner surface formed on an opposite side of the outsole from the ground-contacting surface. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318824

Sole assembly including a central support structure for an article of footwear

A sole assembly for an article of footwear is disclosed. The sole assembly includes a central support structure that extends along the sole assembly in the longitudinal direction. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318823

Areca palm made footwear

A structure of areca palm made footwear includes an insole and an outsole. The insole is formed by cutting areca palm leaves to a desired size. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318822

Costume style shoe body & manufacturing method thereof

The present invention discloses a costume style shoe body and a manufacturing method thereof, the costume style shoe body comprising a main body, an insole, and an outsole. The main body is formed by designing the shoe style and then making a new mold, and cutting the shoe material into a predetermined shape, wherein a main body sole is formed to be fully waterproof by machine sewing the insole and the outsole together, the shoe surface of the main body having a plurality of flaps around the main body and extended upward from the main body sole, wherein the plurality of flaps forms a container portion with an opening by machine sewing, the opening is disposed with a fastening portion having buckles designed with a costume style or a shoe lace of a selected color.. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318821

Traction cleat for footwear

A thinner shoe mounted receptacle results from a thin cleat attachment flange received in a shallow receptacle cavity. An angled interface between the cleat and receptacle provide a friction fit engagement to minimize inadvertent disengagement of the cleat and receptacle. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318820

Footwear

The present invention provides footwear that is very easy to tighten. One end of a shoelace (6) is threaded between left to right sides in a staggered state through an instep opening (3a) to constitute tightening means (4) for the instep opening (3a), and the other end of the shoelace (6) is threaded between left to right sides in a staggered state through an upper opening (3b) to constitute tightening means (4) for the upper opening (3b). ...

12/05/13 / #20130318819

Fabric-covered fluid-filled therapeutic foot orthotic with thong-cut device systems

A fabric-covered fluid-filled therapeutic foot orthotic with thong-cut device system comprising: a top substrate having fabric covering: a bottom substrate having fabric covering; a high viscosity fluid-filled arch supporting, massaging and comforting-medium; a series of dot welds placed distally of the metatarsal arch; a series of dot welds on a longitudinal arc through the medial arch; a longitudinal swatch weld towards the lateral mid-foot for directional flow and restriction of fluid towards the lateral mid foot; a rearwardly-placed half-moon shaped indentation; a front bladder seal seam; a heel dot weld; and a single forwardly-orientated indented trim line. The design permits the orthotic to be positioned into closed in shoes for transferring further towards the front of the a thong cut sandal to provide a ‘correct fit’ without losing any effectiveness of the arch support or therapeutic value while eliminating all unnecessary trim lines.. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318818

Dynamic arch stabilization and rehabilitative shoe midsole/insole device

An insole device as provided which has a sole shaped body defining an upwardly extending dome in a midfoot section thereof. A biofeedback catalyst is mountable in the dome so as to be moveable at least longitudinally relative to the sole shaped body. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318817

Footwear with integrated energy wave sockliner

A shoe assembly is designed to enable unhindered natural foot motion between the foot and the ground. The shoe assembly includes an integrated anatomically shaped sockliner and outsole. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318816

Nozzle bottom arrangement for a dryer and a method for operating said dryer

The invention relates to a nozzle bottom device and to a method for operating the latter. The nozzle bottom arrangement has a nozzle group with first nozzles and a further nozzle group with second nozzles. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318815

Substrate treating apparatus and substrate treating method

Provided is an apparatus for treating a substrate using a supercritical fluid. The substrate treating apparatus includes a housing, a support member disposed within the housing to support the substrate, a supercritical fluid supply unit in which the supercritical fluid is stored, a supply tube connecting the supercritical fluid supply unit to the housing to adjust an amount of supercritical fluid supplied from the supercritical fluid supply unit into the housing, and a vent tube branched from the supply tube to discharge the supercritical fluid remaining in the supply tube. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318814

Apparatus for drying wet objects in a drying container by using heat emitted from heat-emitting louvers

The apparatus of the invention is intended for drying wet clothing by using heat emitted through the louvers of an air conditioner in a vehicle or a wall-mounted room air conditioner. The apparatus comprises a sealable container that has an inlet port and an outlet port. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318813

Laundry machine and method for cleaning lint filter of laundry machine

The present invention relates to a laundry machine in which the lint filter can be cleaned even at low water pressure and a method for cleaning the lint filter, wherein the invention comprises: a tub in which washing water is accommodated; a drum which is rotatably disposed in said tub; an air circulating unit which supplies air to said tub; an air returning hole which returns the air of said tub to said air circulating unit; a lint filter which filters lint contained in the air which is circulated by said air circulating unit; and a filter cleaning unit which sprays the washing water through a plurality of nozzle holes such that said lint is separated from said lint filter.. . ...

12/05/13 / #20130318812

Apparatus and method for drying substrate

Provided is an apparatus and method for drying a substrate. The apparatus includes a housing, a substrate support member, a fluid supply member, and a discharge member. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318811

Microwave drying of ceramic honeycomb logs using a customizable cover

Microwave drying of ceramic honeycomb logs using a customizable cover that can take the form of a flexible wrap or a rigid cover is disclosed. The cover can be in the form of a wrap disposed directly in contact with the leading edge of the log surface. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318810

Scent eliminating locker

A scent eliminating locker that has a housing that includes a plurality of motors disposed in an interior of the housing for circulating, moving and heating air within the interior. Additionally, in the interior of the housing there are a plurality of carbon filters that eliminates odor from tangible objects placed in the interior of the housing.. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318809

Vehicle steering shaft checking tool

A tool is used to determine whether or not a dimension between two surface features on two joined work pieces is within an acceptable range. The tool includes housing, first and second supports carried on the housing and carrying fingers which engage the surface features in a dimensional measurement position. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318808

Marker tags for positioning objects

In various representative aspects, apparatus and system for an elongated marker tag that generally comprises a front side, a rear side, and a positioning aid. The front side and the rear side are at least partially comprised of adhesive areas. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318807

Method and apparatus for bearing thrust monitoring

A method and apparatus for bearing thrust monitoring allows measurable detection of tilt of a support bearing a roller which rotatably supports a rotating body. A tilt meter adapted to measurably detect a tilt of the support bearing is coupled to the support bearing, where the tilt is defined as an angular difference in bearing orientation between a first bearing position and a second subsequent bearing position that is cause by an axial thrust on the rotary body. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318806

Tool for detecting verticality between axle hole and milling plane

The tool for detecting the verticality between an axle hole and a milling plane comprises a base provided with a horizontal plane and a vertical plane which are vertically intersected, a vertical through hole is provided, a locating plate is vertically arranged and located in the middle of the vertical through hole, the locating plate is fixed with the vertical plane, a horizontal through hole is provided on the locating plate, two vertical pin rods are arranged at a position of the base away from the vertical through hole, the vertical pin rods are symmetric with respect to the axis of the horizontal through hole, a detection rod can be inserted into the horizontal through hole.. . ...

12/05/13 / #20130318805

Bicycle cleat positioning kit

A bicycle cleat positioning kit includes a reference indicating instrument and a cleat adjusting instrument. The reference indicating instrument includes a shoe reference indicator with respect to a bicycle shoe. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318804

Squaring and leveling tool

A multi-purpose squaring and leveling tool comprising a generally trapezoidal body, angled corners, and leveling inserts. The tool may be used for tradesman, pipe fitters, and home carpenters as a means of setting joints and other construction or repair. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318803

Apparatus for measuring and adjusting parameters of the geometry of the wheeled vehicle chassis

The present invention relates to a measuring apparatus, and more particularly to an apparatus used during testing of the steering characteristics of a wheeled motor vehicle and can be used for measuring and adjusting the chassis geometry parameters including toe-in/toe-out, camber, caster, steering angles and plays, and the like. The apparatus designed to be mounted within the interwheel space on the wheel disk and comprising a removable support designed to be mounted on the inner side of the wheel disk.. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318802

Power tool with sprocket cover

A power tool has guide bar guiding a saw chain. A drive motor with a sprocket drives the saw chain. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318801

Powered circular saw and method of use thereof

A powered circular saw tool (2) is provided including a tool body (4), attachment means for allowing a circular saw blade (8) to be attached to the tool body (4) in use, and a base plate (6) associated with the tool body (4) for supporting the tool body (4) on a workpiece or surface in use. The tool body (4) is arranged such that it is capable of undergoing pivotal movement relative to said base plate (6) to allow a circular saw blade (8) to be pivoted to a required depth of cut. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318800

Single-handed, electric ring cutter

A ring cutting device for cutting a ring lodged on a human finger and a device for separating and extracting a cut ring that is still on a wearer's finger. The ring cutting device can be operated by a single hand and includes an elongate power and drive portion that fits comfortable in a user's hand, a finger guard portion having a ring guard and a biasing system, a housing having a protective shield and a mount for mounting the finger guard portion, and a cutting portion having a rotatable circular saw blade that is mechanically coupled to the rotary drive mechanism of the power and drive portion. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318799

Electrically powered garden tool

An electrically powered garden tool includes an electric motor mounted upright within an outer shell housing, a pair of relatively reciprocating shear blades assembled to be driven by operation of the motor through a crank mechanism provided within a lower portion of the outer shell housing, and a cooling fan assembled to be driven by operation of the motor for introducing outside air into an upper portion of the outer shell housing to exhaust the introduced air from a lower portion of the outer shell housing. In the garden tool, a downward exhaust opening is formed within a lower end peripheral wall of the outer shell housing enclosing the crank mechanism such that the air spouted by rotation of the cooling fan blows out downward from the downward exhaust opening to restrain the occurrence of blowing noise of the air.. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318798

Pocket tool, in particular a pocket knife

The invention relates to a pocket tool with a housing, a compartment region, pins (11a, 11b) and an implement (13) interchangeably mounted on one of the pins (11a, 11b) by means of a coupling mechanism (22) and which can be moved by means of a pivot bearing (18) between an inwardly pivoted transport position and an outwardly pivoted functional position, which is mounted against a spring element and can be moved relative to the pin (11a, 11b) into an uncoupling position and removed from the pocket tool. The coupling mechanism (22) has a guide track guiding the implement (13) in the uncoupling position at an angle with respect to a longitudinal axis (68) of the housing (2) during its uncoupling movement along the compartment region. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318797

Compressor thrust bearing surge protection

The present invention provides a method and apparatus of inhibiting a thrust bearing capacity of a compression system from being exceeded during a surge event in which a thrust bearing is biased with a biasing force to increase the thrust bearing overload margin between the capacity of thrust bearing to absorb axial forces and the greatest force produced during the surge event. This biasing force can be produced by appropriately sizing the high pressure seal on the side of the impeller opposite to the inlet of a compressor of the compression system so that the back disk force produced in the high pressure region of the high pressure seal and the low pressure region located inwardly of the high pressure region creates the desired bias force value and direction.. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318796

Method for forming an end-side toothing arrangement

In summary, the invention relates to a method for forming an end-side toothing arrangement of a roiling bearing, in particular a wheel bearing. The aim is to improve the uniformity of the end-side toothing arrangement and to allow a greater tooth depth. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318795

Method for producing a lead-free, plated aluminium plain bearing

In a method for producing a plain bearing, an aluminium-iron-silicon alloy is rolled onto a steel backing, wherein the ratio of iron to silicon is between 2:1 and 4:1. A plain bearing has a sliding surface of such an aluminium-iron-silicon alloy.. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318794

Method of coupling diatonic harmonicas

A method of coupling diatonic harmonicas that increases the musical range of the diatonic harmonicas being coupled. Diatonic harmonicas are stacked and secured together by a clamping mechanism in order to form an instrumental assembly that is more versatile than a single diatonic harmonica. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318793

Positioning device for scanning a surface

A positioning device for scanning a surface includes a movable element; at least one spring-like element having a resilience element for providing a tunable resilience in at least one direction; wherein the spring-like element is configured to tune the resilience by applying a force onto the resilience element of the at least one spring-like element.. . ...

12/05/13 / #20130318792

Manufacturing method for toothed member, manufacturing device for toothed member, and toothed member

A manufacturing method for a toothed member includes a thickened tooth shaping process in which a toothed shape is formed on a side wall portion while making a thickness of the side wall portion larger than a thickness of a bottom surface portion by relatively moving the compression die with respect to the restraint die and the pressure receiving member in the axial direction from the side of the opening end of the cup-shaped raw material toward the bottom surface portion. The manufacturing method being such that the thickened tooth shaping process includes applying a load against the restraint die such that the restraint die restrains the first surface and the second surface.. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318791

Fluidic artificial muscle actuator and swaging process therefor

A fluidic artificial muscle actuator consisting of an inner elastic bladder surrounded by a braided filament sleeve and sealed off on either end with end fittings. Pressurization of the actuator produces force and/or motion through radial movement of the bladder and sleeve which forces the sleeve to move axially. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318790

Method of manufacture and assembly for modular water recovery system

A device recovers water from an ambient airstream. The device includes a chamber having a group of trays that hold respective amounts of liquid desiccant. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318789

System and method for assembling and disassembling components from a wind power turbine

A method and system is provided for assembling or disassembling a blade of a wind turbine. The wind turbine includes a tower resting on a base, a rotor including at least one rotor blade having a blade connection flange and a nacelle mounted atop the tower, a hub rotatably connected to the nacelle and including a hub connection flange adapted to be detachably connected to a blade connection flange of a rotor blade. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318788

Manufacturing method of a component of a split blade of a wind turbine

The invention provides a manufacturing method of a component of a split blade of a wind turbine (such as an inboard shell or an inboard spar) having joining elements with its complementary component (i.e. An outboard shell or an outboard spar). ...

12/05/13 / #20130318787

Manufacturing a family of airfoils

A method of manufacturing a family of airfoils includes providing a plurality of airfoil blanks of identical geometry, selecting a first airfoil geometry from a family of airfoil geometries, selecting a second, different airfoil geometry from the family of airfoil geometries, machining a first one of the plurality of airfoil blanks to the first airfoil geometry to produce a first airfoil of the family of airfoil geometries, and machining a second, different one of the plurality of airfoil blanks to the second airfoil geometry to produce a second, different airfoil of the family of airfoil geometries. . ...

12/05/13 / #20130318786

Concave connector substrate, method of manufacturing the same, measuring kit, sensor substrate, and sensor substrate interpolated cylinder

A method of manufacturing a concave connector substrate includes: a step of preparing a guide substrate having a guide/holding region that guides a plate-shaped connector to a connection position and a cut portion; a step of arranging and aligning two wiring substrates, each having wiring lines and through hole connection portions that are electrically connected to the wiring lines, with both surfaces of the guide substrate, and applying an adhesive to a predetermined region of the guide substrate to bond the wiring substrates to the guide substrate; a step of bending a portion of the wiring substrate toward the inside of the cut portion of the guide substrate and bringing the wiring lines disposed in the bent portion into pressure contact with the inside of the cut portion; and a step of removing a section inside the cut portion to form the guide/holding region.. . ...

12/05/13 / #20130318785

Method for manufacturing ic substrate

A method for manufacturing an ic substrate includes following steps: providing a roll of double-sided flexible copper clad laminate; converting the roll of double sided flexible copper clad laminate into a roll of double sided flexible wiring board in a roll to roll manner; cutting the roll of double-sided flexible wiring board into a plurality of separate sheets of double sided flexible wiring board; forming first and second rigid insulating layers on the first and second wiring layers of each sheet of double sided flexible wiring board; forming third and fourth wiring layers on the first and second rigid insulating layers, and electrically connecting the first and third wiring layers, and electrically connecting the fourth and second wiring layers, thereby obtaining a sheet of substrate having a plurality of ic substrate units; and cutting the sheet of substrate into separate ic substrate units.. . ...

12/05/13 / #20130318784

Interactive toy assembly workshop and method for creating a toy with a digital profile

Systems and methods for providing an interactive toy assembly workshop and methods for making a toy which utilizes a digital profile so as to be increasingly personalized. The workshop is composed of a variety of stations which are specifically related to various assembly tasks in the process of taking an unfinished plush toy and producing a finished toy design. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318783

Auxiliary tool for assembling voice coil motor

An auxiliary tool for assembling a number of voice coil motors includes a number of trays, a rod member, and two limiting members. Each tray defines a through hole. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318782

System for creating a container and a container

A system for creating a container having a bottom and four lateral walls comprises a bottom member (1), four walls (2) and an arrangement (3) for interlocking said walls with respect to said bottom member so as to create a container. The arrangement comprises for each wall a first section (4) and the bottom has for each outer border thereof a second section (10). ...

12/05/13 / #20130318781

Retaining ring removal tool

An example retaining ring removal tool includes a shaft extending along an axis from a first end to a second end, and at least one tapered tab extending axially from the first end of the shaft at a radially outer perimeter of the shaft.. . ...

12/05/13 / #20130318780

Method for producing cathode active material for lithium ion secondary battery

A lithium-containing composite oxide comprising li element and at least one transition metal element selected from the group consisting of ni, co and mn (provided that the molar amount of the li element is more than 1.2 times the total molar amount of said transition metal element) and a composition (1) {a composition having a compound (1) containing no li element and comprising mn element as an essential component, dissolved or dispersed in a solvent} are contacted, followed by heating to produce a cathode active material for a lithium ion secondary battery.. . ...

12/05/13 / #20130318779

Method for sealing an impregnation opening of an energy storage assembly

The invention relates to a method for sealing an impregnation opening of an energy storage assembly including a housing, the opening (24) being provided in one of the walls of the housing and having an outer aperture (24e) and an inner aperture (24i), the method comprising: a step of inserting, into the opening through the outer aperture, at least one end portion of a head of a tool that is rotated in a direction corresponding to the axis of the opening, in order to heat an area of the housing in the vicinity of the opening, the head including at least a first cross-section at the base thereof, and a second cross-section that is smaller than the first cross-section at the end thereof; once the area is heated, a step of translating the tool in the direction of the inner aperture so as to move the material in the direction of the inner aperture and to seal the opening by means of the resolidification of the material.. . ...

12/05/13 / #20130318778

Method for manufacturing antenna structure

A method for manufacturing an antenna structure is disclosed. Employing steps of mixing with a catalyst and embedding a metal insert can simplify steps for manufacturing the antenna structure. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318777

Method for manufacturing light bar that enhances central point brightness of backlight module

The present invention provides a method for mounting light bar that enhances central point brightness of backlight module, which includes (1) providing a pcb and led lamps of different luminous intensities among which the difference is less than 20%; (2) positioning the led lamps on the pcb in a spaced manner and electrically connected to the pcb; (3) providing a backlight module main body; (4) positioning the pcb with the led lamps on the backlight module main body to form a the backlight module; (5) measuring central point brightness and illumination homogeneity; (6) adjusting the spacing distance between the led lamps according to predetermined central point brightness and illumination homogeneity so as to have the central point brightness and illumination homogeneity of the led lamps satisfying requirements; and (7) mounting the led lamps to the pcb so as to form an led light bar.. . ...

12/05/13 / #20130318776

Customized head-mounted display device

Customizing frames for augmented reality devices includes receiving a fit profile of a user and selecting a stock frame from a set of different frame sizes. The selected stock frame may be a size that is a closer match to the fit profile than other frame sizes in the set, and the stock frame may be adjusted to create a modified frame that provides a closer match to the fit profile than the stock frame. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318775

System and method for mounting a handheld electronic device

A system for mounting an electronic handheld device includes a case having a mounting structure and a locking structure attached to the ease by aligning a portion of tile locking structure with a portion of the mounting structure and rotating the locking structure or the case.. . ...

12/05/13 / #20130318774

Tensioning apparatus for mask, mask sheet, and manufacturing system for mask

A mask tensioning apparatus is disclosed. In one embodiment, the mask tensioning apparatus includes: i) a clamp supporting a mask sheet disposed on the mask frame to couple the mask sheet to the mask frame and ii) a tensioner connected to the clamp and applying a tensioning force to the clamp to fix the mask sheet fixed by the clamp to the mask. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318773

Apparatus for immobilising a component during a machining operation

An apparatus for immobilising a component during a machining operation is provided. The component has a securing region and an elongate body to be machined extending therefrom. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318772

Golf club head

An iron-type golf club head is disclosed having a heel portion, a sole portion, a toe portion, a top-line portion, a front portion, a rear portion, and a striking face. A back wall is also disclosed in the rear portion enclosing a portion of the rear portion to create an enclosed cavity. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318771

Machining of parts having holes

Removing of a casting core from a metal casting leaves at least one opening in a surface of the metal. The opening is filled with a sacrificial material. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318770

Injection mechanism for modules, and method of using the same

The invention is directed to a module injection mechanism and a method of using the same for mounting a module to a chassis, the module injection mechanism comprising an injection assembly secured to the module, comprising a lever, a screw affixed to the chassis, a sliding bushing, disposed between the module and the screw, wherein the screw is fixed to the chassis via the sliding bushing, the lever comprising a lever grabbing portion and a lower lever portion capable of connecting to the sliding bushing, wherein the injection assembly is secured to the module so that the injection assembly is capable to transfer a mechanical force applied to the lever grabbing portion to the sliding bushing so that the module is mounted to the chassis.. . ...

12/05/13 / #20130318769

System and method for an engineered joint

A system and method for an engineered joint according to one example embodiment includes a hinge pin and loops that extend from membranes around the hinge pin. Multiple embodiments include loops that extend from an upper module membrane and cross to attach to a second upper module membrane and loops that extend from a first lower module membrane and cross to attach to a second lower module membrane.. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318768

Assembly and method for compressive swaging side frames to a package supporting housing associated with a forward dump vehicle headrest

A jig assembly and corresponding method for swage assembling a workpiece having first and second side components and a central component. A first pair of bi-directional traversable platforms are supported in inward and outward reciprocating fashion relative to a central support fixture, and upon which are mounted supporting structures for mounting the workpiece. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318767

Method and a supporting device for purposes of supporting and aligning a component

A method for the mounting and alignment of a component supported in a supporting device at a plurality of support points in a desired orientation, wherein an elastic deformation of at least one deformation zone of the supporting device is registered, and from a certain deviation from a desired value of the at least one deformation zone is traversed orthogonally relative to at least one support point. Also a supporting device for purposes of executing such a method, which has at least one elastically deformable deformation zone, a measurement device for purposes of registering and evaluating the at least one elastic deformation, and at least one actuator for purposes of traversing the support points orthogonally relative to one another.. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318766

Components of an electronic device and methods for their assembly

Various components of an electronic device housing and methods for their assembly are disclosed. The housing can be formed by assembling and connecting two or more different sections together. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318765

Universal mounting bracket for outboard marine equipment

A universal mounting bracket for outboard marine equipment is provided. The universal mounting bracket includes a first member mounted to one end of an arm, and a second member mounted to the other end of the arm. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318764

Quick release and attach wall mount device for hanging an object

The hangar embodiments disclosed relate to a device and method for quickly changing out old pictures, quilts, etc. The device includes a back board that is attachable to a wall. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318763

Bicycle cleat positioning kit and bicycle cleat positioning method

A bicycle cleat positioning kit includes a foot locating instrument and a foot measuring instrument. The foot locating instrument includes a foot support surface. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318762

Method for profiling a laid rail and processing vehicle

The invention relates to a method of profiling a running surface of a laid rail by means of a processing vehicle, in particular in the region of a switch, comprising placing a first copying probe element displaceable transversely to the rail in contact with the running edge or the inner side edge and machining the rail.. . ...

12/05/13 / #20130318761

Multicolor writing tools and methods

Various multicolor writing tools and methods for applying multiple volatile marking substances one at a time. The tool includes a case member, a cartridge member, a cap member, and an optional actuator member. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318760

Assembly tool for mechanical seals

An assembly tool for inserting a slide ring or counter ring of a slide ring seal, in particular a running gear seal, cooperating with an elastic sealing body into an associated housing part, the assembly tool including a number of clamping elements formed as arcuate segments and an assembly o-ring, wherein the clamping elements engage around the slide ring or counter ring, and around the sealing body and the assembly o-ring in a manner that corresponds to the circumferential length thereof, and the clamping elements are advanceable in the direction of the housing part in order to mount the sealing body within this housing part.. . ...

12/05/13 / #20130318759

Mounting mechanism for assembling plastic plug

A mounting mechanism includes a base, a pin movably mounted on the base, a first driving member, and a second driving member. The first driving member is connected to the pin and can drive the pin to move axially. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318758

Vial cap tool

A hand-held apparatus is provided to allow a user to easily apply the necessary force required to install or remove caps into or from a vial or test tube. The device includes a handle member that is ergonomically shaped to provide a user with maximum comfort and control of a cap while applying pressure to insert caps. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318757

Method and apparatus for plastic duct bank manufacture

A method and apparatus for manufacturing a duct bank comprising the steps of loading a frame with a series of templates, positioning the frame adjacent a pipe extruder, aligning a set of a plurality of holes with a die of the pipe extruder, extruding a pipe of a first length into the set of holes, repeating the steps of aligning and extruding for each set of holes, thereby forming the duct bank, banding the duct bank, and removing the duct bank from the frame.. . ...

12/05/13 / #20130318756

Device for maintaining a tied shoe lace knot

A device for securing a shoe lace has a first panel and a second panel affixed to the first panel. The second panel being movable about a fold line between a first position away from the first panel and a second position in contact with the first panel. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318755

Locking mechanisms

A locking mechanism is provided including a male latch member a female receptacle having first and second pairs of opposing resilient arms for locking with the latch member. Locking is accomplished by moving the latch member with respect to the receptacle in a first direction, and unlocking with the latch member is accomplished by moving the latch member an additional distance further in the first direction. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318754

Safety hook

A safety hook includes a hook body defining a front opening, a swivel ring coupled to a rear side of the hook body, a latch pivotally connected to the hook body and movable between a latched position and an unlatched position to close/open the front opening of the hook body, a spring member stopped between the hook body and the latch to support the latch in the latched position, and a safety locking member mounted in the latch and movable between a locking position to lock the latch in the latched position and an unlocking position for allowing the latch to be moved from the latched position to the unlatched position.. . ...

12/05/13 / #20130318753

Tongue for a seatbelt device and fabrication method thereof

A tongue for a seatbelt device includes: a metal core at which an insertion portion is formed continuously from a metal core base portion; a molded portion formed by the metal core base portion of the metal core being covered with a synthetic resin material; a webbing pass-through portion, one end of which opens along the thickness direction of the metal core base portion in one face of the molded portion, and another end of which opens in an end portion of the molded portion at a side opposite to the insertion portion; and a groove portion formed between the metal core base portion and the webbing pass-through portion, the groove portion opening in the end portion of the molded portion at the side opposite to the insertion portion and opening in an inner periphery face of the webbing pass-through portion.. . ...

12/05/13 / #20130318752

Releasable fastenings with barriers

A releasable fastening features a first fastening strip including an elongated, flexible base carrying an array of discrete fastener elements arranged in rows and columns, and a second fastening strip configured to releasably engage with the first fastening strip. The first fastening strip also includes a longitudinally continuous rib supported by the upper surface of the base of the first fastening strip, the rib extending sufficiently far from the base of the first fastening strip to engage a sealing portion of the second fastening strip, and of a bending strength sufficiently low that the rib is placed in an elastically bent state, when the first and second fastening strips are in the engaged state, thereby forming with the sealing portion of the second fastening strip a non-interlocking barrier to resist flow across the fastening with the first and second fastening strips in the engaged state.. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318751

Zipper head and pull tab replacement method

The instant disclosure relates to a zipper head. The zipper head includes a main structure, a flexible member, a securing member, a pull tab, a guiding member, and a shaft. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318750

Clamping means and method of use thereof

Clamping means are provided which include a substantially annular outer clamping member having two substantially opposite free ends and engagement means provided on or associated with said two opposite free ends to allow the diameter of the outer clamping member and/or distance between the two free ends to be adjusted and/or maintained in a required position in use. The clamping means includes at least one substantially annular inner clamping member that is located substantially within the annular outer clamping member.. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318749

D-ring apparatus

An improved d-ring apparatus is provided that comprises a first arm and a second arm, a first arcuate member and a second arcuate member, and a connecting member. The first arm and second arm are substantially parallel to each other. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318748

Fastening device to be worn on an arm

A fastening device, and corresponding methods of manufacture and use, are disclosed as the fastening device may be worn on an arm. In an example, the fastening device includes a band portion having an opening formed in the band portion. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318747

Folding mechanism

A folding mechanism includes a first main body, a second main body, and a hinge assembly fixed between the first main body and the second main body. The hinge assembly includes a sleeve member and a fixing shaft. ...

12/05/13 / #20130318746