Abstract: In at least one embodiment, a paint applicator robot is provided. The robot may include a robotic arm including a hollow joint and a paint applicator, a color tree disposed between the hollow joint and the paint applicator, and a dual-lumen line extending through the hollow joint to the color tree. The dual-lumen line may include a paint supply path to the color tree and a paint return path from the color tree. The robot may include a plurality of the dual-lumen lines, for example, up to 48 dual-lumen lines, each providing a paint color to the color tree. The robot may be included in a robotic paint station and may be configured to receive paint from and return paint to a drop box connected to a paint recirculation system.
Abstract: A lubricant composition, a method for improving lubrication and a method for lubricating a machine. The lubricant composition includes a) a major amount of a base oil having a kinematic viscosity between 2 and 4 cSt at 100° C.; and b) dioctyl phosphite in an amount providing from about 100 to about 1000 ppm phosphorus to the lubricant composition. The lubricant composition has a phosphorus weight ratio of component (b) to total phosphorus in the lubricant composition of from 0.4:1 to less than about 0.8:1.
April 13, 2015
Date of Patent:
May 17, 2016
Afton Chemical Corporation, Ford Motor Company
Timothy J. Henly, Joseph B. Carroll, Christopher S. Cleveland, Kevin M. Strait, Chintan N. Ved
Abstract: The performance of solid polymer electrolyte fuel cell stacks can be improved by incorporating an appropriate set of through-holes in the catalyst layers, and particularly in the cathode catalyst layers. Intaglio methods suitable for manufacturing catalyst layers with through-holes are disclosed.
November 5, 2015
May 12, 2016
FORD MOTOR COMPANY, DAIMLER AG
Madhu Saha, Tatyana Soboleva, Juergen Stumper, Jingwei Hu