Patents Issued in October 2, 2014
  • Publication number: 20140290174
    Abstract: Floor covering, including hard floor panels which, at least at the edges of two opposite sides, are provided with coupling parts, cooperating which each other, substantially in the form of a tongue and a groove, wherein the coupling parts are provided with integrated mechanical locking elements which prevent the drifting apart of two coupled floor panels in a direction (R) perpendicular to the related edges and parallel to the underside of the coupled floor panels, and provide a snap-action coupling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Stefan Simon Gustaaf MORIAU, Mark Gaston Maurits CAPPELLE, Bernard Paul Joseph THIERS
  • Publication number: 20140290175
    Abstract: The invention disclosed herein relates to a connector clip for interconnecting a horizontally positioned sill member to an abutting vertically positioned stud. The connector clip comprises: a planar web having a pair of opposing side web flanges, each side web flange is flat and perpendicular to the web; first and second horizontally transverse and confronting open-ended inwardly-directed web slots on the web; and first and second horizontally transverse open-ended flange slots aligned and continuous with the first and second web slots. The first and second flange slots define respective upper and lower portions of the opposing side web flanges, and the web slots and the flange slots are engaged with the first and second upper sill returns of the sill member such that the entire outer surface of the of the lower portions of side web flanges are in planar contact with the respective opposing sidewalls of the sill member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: James Alan Klein
  • Publication number: 20140290176
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a blocking member that cooperates with adjacent blocking members to provide securement throughout the entire width of the blocking member. The blocking member comprises a male portion at one end thereof and a cooperating female portion at the opposing end. The male and female flanges are shaped such that when a first horizontal blocking member is placed adjacent a second horizontal blocking member, the male member fits within the female member such that there is no large discontinuity in the width of the horizontal blocking members at the joint between a first horizontal blocking member and a second horizontal blocking member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Bailey Metal Products Limited
    Inventor: John RICE
  • Publication number: 20140290177
    Abstract: A crossbeam comprising an upper chord, a lower chord, and a plurality of webs. The upper chord is linear and disposed along an upper chord axis and comprises a plurality of suspension points arranged at intervals. The lower chord is disposed along a lower chord axis adjacently at a distance from the upper chord. The lower chord axis is in alignment with the upper chord axis. The webs connect the upper chord and the lower chord by welded constructions and are each disposed along a respective web axis that intersects the upper chord axis and the lower chord axis. The crossbeam also comprises a connection element disposed on the upper chord at each suspension point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Rainhard Nordbrock
  • Publication number: 20140290178
    Abstract: An apparatus for at least partially folding outer packaging includes a conveyor that transports the outer packaging, a first folder, a second folder, and a set of one or more rotating folders that are part of the second folder. The first folders swivel on the conveyor and fold a front side segment of the outer package that adjoins its base segment and connecting segments that are hinged relative to the base segment. The second folders are above the conveyor device and are configured to fold connecting segments that are hinged relative to the base segment of the outer package. The second folders act on the front side segment of the outer package in a direction oriented against an effective direction of the first folding device around a fold line running in the particular connecting segments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Christoph Koster, Reinhard Wilzeck
  • Publication number: 20140290179
    Abstract: In order, in the case of a strapping apparatus for strapping articles with a strapping band, having a base plate (4) which is provided for arranging on an article, having a tensioning device (6) with which a band tension can be applied to the strapping band, the tensioning device (6) being provided for this purpose with an actuable tensioning tool which can be brought into and out of contact with the band, having a sealing device with which, by contact with the band, two band layers can be permanently connected to each other by forming a seal between the two band layers, being provided with a clamping device which has at least one clamp with two interacting clamping elements for clamping the band between the clamping elements, and being provided with at least one actuating element with which a magnitude of a tensioning force which can be applied to the strapping band or a magnitude which is dependent on the tensioning force can be set, to improve the strength of friction-welded band strapping seals produced b
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Andreas Paul Keller
  • Publication number: 20140290180
    Abstract: A method for producing and/or packaging cigarettes, in a system in which at least one production unit is fed packaging units from a lower packaging level, and the production unit packages the packaging units in associated packaging units from a higher level, and the packaging units from the higher packaging level each comprise one or more packaging units from the lower packaging level. A camera records images of the packs of the packaging units from the lower level which are to be fed, or have been fed, to the production unit, and a camera records images of the packs of the packaging units from the higher level which are respectively assigned to the packaging units from the lower level, and the recorded images of the packs of the respectively associated packaging units are each assigned to a common identifier, preferably to a machine-internal counting number of the production unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: FOCKE & CO. (GMBH & CO. KG)
    Inventors: Hartmut Olbrich, Michael Czarnotta, Hartmut Levers
  • Publication number: 20140290181
    Abstract: A beverage dispensing kiosk that contains empty beverage containers and fills them with water and other beverages. The beverage containers comply with applicable regulations and standards to be designated “compostable.” The kiosk uses municipal water as the base, purifies the water, and adds constituents to meet the taste of the ultimate consumer. The delivered beverage may be commonly known as bottled water or as a soft drink, such as a cola beverage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Bottle Tree Water Corporation
    Inventors: Scott Paul Edwards, Cree A. Edwards
  • Publication number: 20140290182
    Abstract: Improved product handling and transfer apparatus includes rotatable product buckets for receiving product and re-orienting product for packaging in diverse configurations or containers. Buckets preferably include channels spanned by deposited product or receiving product therein, with bucket turning as appropriate to a packaging configuration. Flat bottom buckets and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Wintring, R. Todd Gatman
  • Publication number: 20140290183
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for selectively accessing a portion of a sterile cryopreserved sample are disclosed. The apparatus may include a container configured to receive the cryopreserved sample and having a first portion and a second portion, a heat sink chamber surrounding the first portion of the container, and a heat source adjacent to the second portion of the container. The chamber may be configured to maintain a non-accessed portion of the sample in a cryopreserved state. The heat source may be configured to separating an accessed portion of the sample from the non-accessed portion of the sample while maintaining the viability of the accessed portion while the non-accessed portion is maintained in the cryopreserved state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Richard W. Childs, Herb Cullis, Sumithira Vasu, Phillippe Jean Broussard, Kevin Douglas Clark, Eric Kelsey Harting
  • Publication number: 20140290184
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for manufacturing a stick-type tea bag, which includes (a) forming a part of a board to form a pair of holes symmetrically based on a virtual center line formed at the board, (b) disposing a jig, which has grooves at locations respectively corresponding to the pair of holes, below the board, (c) disposing a mesh member on the pair of holes to respectively cover the pair of holes, (d) attaching an edge of the mesh member to a part of the board adjacent to the holes by pushing an upper portion of the mesh member with a push rod, in a state in which the push rod is inserted into the groove, and (e) adhering inner sides of the board in a state in which the board is folded based on the center line with tea being interposed therein so that the tea is confined in a storage bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: TIREMO INC.
    Inventors: KwangNo Chu, Wooseung Seo
  • Publication number: 20140290185
    Abstract: A multi-layer barrier film made of a plastic material adapted for covering and/or wrapping natural products used both for animal feeding and as raw materials for plants producing energy from renewable sources, particularly ensiled agricultural vegetable products such as chopped fodder or the like, includes at least one barrier layer made of an air-impermeable, and particularly oxygen-impermeable, plastic material for preventing aerobic fermentation of the ensiled product or for limiting it to the lactic fermentation caused by anaerobic microorganisms. The film has an oxygen permeability value, measured at 0% humidity and at 20° C., not higher than 300 cc/m2/day/atm in the stretched or not stretched condition, with an overall thickness not higher than 500 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: 2 GAMMA S.R.L.
    Inventor: Marco Forzano
  • Publication number: 20140290186
    Abstract: A packaging system and method for securing a product within a shipping container includes providing a shipping container appropriately sized for the product, attaching at least a first shock absorption member to the shipping container for serving as a locator for the product and for positioning the product on the shipping container. Attaching at least a second shock absorption member to the shipping container for, together with the at least a first shock absorption member, securing the product on the shipping container. The shipping container is closed about the product, which is itself suspended by the at least a first shock absorption member and the at least a second shock absorption member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Louis G. DeJesus
  • Publication number: 20140290187
    Abstract: An ice bagging assembly and related method with a horizontal ice bag cassette, a pair of opposing ice bag ply graspers configured to move an empty ice bag from the horizontal ice bag cassette to a vertical position to receive cubed ice before it is sealed shut and dropped to an ice bag merchandiser. The opposing graspers may be configured as rotating wheels and may have a grasping sensor. The ice bag cassette may be slidably and tiltably supported for easy replacement of horizontal bags. A load sensor, optical or mechanical, may be associated with the ice hopper to sense how much ice has been put in each bag. A pair of angled guides may guide a hopper into a support frame for the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: James Shaker, Paul Bareford, Vince Shaker
  • Publication number: 20140290188
    Abstract: A tray sealer and related method for sealing trays with a lid film wherein the trays may comprise several sealing planes that may be inclined with respect to each other. The tray sealer may include a tray seat and an upper sealing part operably disposed therein. The tray seat may comprise a circumferential tray edge support for supporting a tray edge of a tray. The upper sealing tool part may comprise a cutting facility and a circumferential sealing member for sealing a lid film onto the tray edge along a sealed seam. The tray edge support may include at least one first region with a first support plane and a second region with a second support plane. The first and second support planes may be orientated at an incline relative to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Multivac Sepp Haggenmüller GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Andreas Mader
  • Publication number: 20140290189
    Abstract: Storage units are described for storing articles. The storage units include a number of compartments, and the compartments include a receptacle, a lid, and a holding member. The receptacle receives the article via an opening, and the lid may move into and out of engagement with the opening so as to define an open position and a closed position. The holding member may be disposed on the lid and may be configured to releasably secure the article to the lid. Thus, in the closed position, the holding member and an article secured to the lid via the holding member may be received within the receptacle, whereas in the open position the article may be at least partially removed from the receptacle. Thus, when the lid is opened, the article is automatically presented to the user for dispensing the article from the compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: McKesson Automation Inc.
    Inventors: William B. Pattison, Jeffrey Thompson
  • Publication number: 20140290190
    Abstract: A medicine dispensing and packing apparatus includes a powder supplying portion, a plurality of powder dividing portions, a dispensing and packing portion, a control portion, and an input portion. The input portion includes an input screen. In a case where a number of packets larger than a maximum number of divisions by which one powder dividing portion can divide powder and a dividing portion use instruction to perform dispensing and packing using the plurality of powder dividing portions are inputted to the control portion by a user's operation on the input screen, the control portion makes allocations of the inputted number of packets to the powder dividing portions within a range not exceeding the maximum number of divisions, and controls the powder supplying portion, the plurality of powder dividing portions, and the dispensing and packing portion on a basis of the allocations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Takazono Technology Incorporated
    Inventor: Yasuyuki Morikawa
  • Publication number: 20140290191
    Abstract: A pneumatically actuated strapping apparatus for strapping plastic tape around a packaging item includes a motorized tensioning device, a motorized welding device for the plastic tape, and a pneumatic control device that has a first manually operated valve for operating the tensioning device and a second manually operated valve for operating the welding device. In order to spare an operator the trouble of obtaining essentially the same tensioning state of the plastic tape prior to the welding step each time a packaging job is repeated, a third valve is included which allows the welding device to be switched to an automatic operating mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Klaus LEPPERT
  • Publication number: 20140290192
    Abstract: A pneumatically actuated strapping apparatus for strapping plastic tape around a packaging item including a motorized tensioning device and a motorized welding device for the plastic tape. The tensioning device and the welding device are driven by the same pneumatic motor The direction of rotation of the pneumatic motor can be inverted. The pneumatic motor is connected to the devices by two freewheeling mechanisms releasing the devices in opposite directions. In order to keep power consumption for evacuating non-operational air low, in a particularly preferred embodiment, switching valves which automatically discharge the nonoperational air to the exterior are integrated into the air intake ducts that are used as evacuation ducts for the non-operational air when the direction of rotation is inverted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Klaus LEPPERT
  • Publication number: 20140290193
    Abstract: A filter member is movable between a first position and a second position when passage of air through the filter member is obstructed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Hsiu Hsien Wang
  • Publication number: 20140290194
    Abstract: A filter device comprises a filter element that is comprised of at least two radially nested filter bellows, wherein at least one filter bellows is to be flown through in the radial direction and a flow space for the fluid is formed between the filter bellows. Each filter bellows is embodied as a star-shaped filter with filter folds arranged in a star shape. On at least one end face of the filter element a sealing ring is arranged between a filter bellows and the filter housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: MANN+HUMMEL GMBH
    Inventors: Karlheinz Muenkel, Joerg Menssen
  • Publication number: 20140290195
    Abstract: There is disclosed a porous material which has an improved thermal shock resistance. The porous material contains aggregates and a composite binder. The composite binder includes glass as a binder and mullite particles as reinforcing particles, and the mullite particles are dispersed in the glass. The aggregates are connected to each other by the composite binder in a state where pores are formed in the porous material. Preferably, a lower limit of a percentage of a content of the composite binder to a total mass of the aggregates and composite binder is 12 mass %, and an upper limit of the percentage of the content of the composite binder to the total mass of the aggregates and composite binder is 50 mass %. Preferably, the glass contains MgO, Al2O3 and SiO2 and further contains at least one selected from a group consisting of Na2O, K2O and CaO.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yunie IZUMI, Yoshimasa KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20140290196
    Abstract: Provided is a technique to manufacture a honeycomb structure reducing a width of dimensional difference generated during firing between an end part and a central part and having excellent thermal shock resistance, and the method includes: a honeycomb formed body preparing step of extruding a kneaded material including a cordierite forming raw material A, to prepare a formed body; a plugged honeycomb formed body preparing step of filling cell openings thereof with a plugging material which includes a forming raw material containing a cordierite forming raw material B and resin balloon of 1.0 to 15 mass % and has a difference in firing shrinkage rate of ?1.0 to +2.0% from the formed body, to prepare a plugged formed body; and a honeycomb structure preparing step of firing the prepared plugged formed body, to prepare a honeycomb structure provided with porous plugged portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yusuke TSUCHIYA, Hiroyuki SUENOBU, Masaki HOURA, Yuichi HAMAZAKI
  • Publication number: 20140290197
    Abstract: The columnar honeycomb structure 10 extending along a central axis CL, including a first end surface 10a and a second end surface 10b, and a partition wall 10c forming a plurality of first flow passages Ra and a plurality of second flow passages Rb, in which the first flow passages Ra are opened at the side of the first end surface 10a and plugged at the side of the second end surface 10b, the second flow passages Rb are plugged at the side of the first end surface 10a and opened at the side of the second end surface 10b, and the honeycomb structure includes a circular row W formed by arranging the second flow passages Rb adjoining and partitioned by the partition wall 10c in a circular pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Kentaro Iwasaki, Tatsuro Kawauchi, Hajime Yoshino, Teruo Komori
  • Publication number: 20140290198
    Abstract: One embodiment is a combine having an operator's cab, an engine, a grain harvesting assembly, a grain transfer assembly, a grain bin for receiving grain from the forward section grain transfer assembly, and a transverse crop residue baler disposed at the rear of said combine and moving integrally with said combine. The transverse crop residue baler also can be towed by the combine and is connected to the combine by two widely spaced-apart joints that permit only movement in the pitch axis. The combine can be devoid of an on-board grain bin and comprise a forward unit; the transverse crop residue baler disposed at the rear of and carried by the forward unit; and the combine includes a rearward unit jointedly attached to the forward unit and having, steerable and powered wheel assembly, an on-board grain bin, and a grain off-loading assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Ben N. Dillon
  • Publication number: 20140290199
    Abstract: Present invention is an adjustable transfer device for unloading processed crop onto a container of a transport vehicle including a control arrangement with an electronic control unit, among other integrated components. Electronic control unit calculates position of expected point of incidence of crop flow on the container within field of view of optical image capture device, displays image of container together with symbol representing calculated expected point of incidence of crop flow on container on display, receives adjustment inputs from user interface for adjusting position of actuator and thus of adjustable transfer device, updates position of symbol in image on display, receives confirmation input from user interface once symbol in image on display is in appropriate position, derives at least one feature in image representing container, and tracks container within output signal of image processing system based on retrieved image feature and controls actuator accordingly to fill container with crop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Herman Herman, Zachary T. Bonefas, Carlos Vallespi-Gonzalez, Johannes Josef Zametzer
  • Publication number: 20140290200
    Abstract: A system and method of operation of a draper header of an agricultural work machine during a deslugging or clean out operation and after resumption of normal crop processing. During the deslugging or clean out operation, a feed draper is reversed or paused and the at least one side draper is paused. The method includes automatically resuming operation of the feed draper and at least one side draper in a graduated progression for more efficient clearing of the slug or blockage of crop material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: CNH AMERICA LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Trowbridge, Andrew R. Wilbert
  • Publication number: 20140290201
    Abstract: An assist handle for assisting an operator with climbing on to, or off of, a ground maintenance vehicle such as a mower, and a ground maintenance vehicle incorporating the same. The assist handle includes, in one embodiment, a grip portion movable between a deployed position, wherein the grip portion is positioned at a deployed elevation configured to assist the operator with ingress to, or egress from, a platform such as a seat; and a stowed position, wherein the grip portion is positioned at a stowed elevation lower than the deployed elevation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Dale A. Stover, Todd A. Porter
  • Publication number: 20140290202
    Abstract: A round module builder for forming a round module. The round module builder comprising a first module-forming portion configured to receive a crop. A second module-forming portion is pivotally coupleable to the first module-forming portion. The first module-forming portion and the second module-forming portion are configured to rotate the crop into the round module. A wrapping device is coupleable to at least one of the first module-forming portion and the second module-forming portion. The wrapping device is configured to position a wrap onto the round module. A wrap indication device is coupleable to at least one of the first module-forming portion and the second module-forming portion. The wrap indication device is configured to measure an indication of the wrap on the round module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Deere & Company
    Inventors: JEFFREY S. WIGDAHL, MARK A. CRACRAFT, SCOTT D. WEBER, NICHOLAS W. VANLANINGHAM, NILE T. ACKERMAN
  • Publication number: 20140290203
    Abstract: A feeder assembly pivotally attached to an implement having a pickup reel wherein the feeder assembly has a continuous belt having a plurality of teeth that is mounted about a pair of rollers. The feeder is angled such that is picks up a windrow of stover from the ground and transports the stover to a raised pickup reel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: James E. Straeter
  • Publication number: 20140290204
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a metal cord with two concentric layers of wires is provided. The cord includes an internal layer of M wires, M having a value from 1 to 4, and an external layer of N wires. The cord is rubberized from within in situ. That is, during manufacture of the cord, the cord is rubberized from inside. According to the method, the internal layer is sheathed with rubber or a rubber compound by passing the internal layer through an extrusion head, and the N wires of the external layer are assembled around the sheathed internal layer to form a two-layer cord rubberized from the inside. The rubber is an unsaturated thermoplastic elastomer that is extruded in a molten state, and preferably is a thermoplastic styrene (TPS) type of thermoplastic elastomer, such as an SBS or an SIS block copolymer, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Emmanuel Custodero, Sébastien Rigo, Jérémy Toussain
  • Publication number: 20140290205
    Abstract: A spinneret is used to reduce filament breakage during spinning of multifilament yarn being stretched at a high stretch ratio. The spinneret has a first group of spinning holes with capillaries and a second group of spinning holes with capillaries. The capillaries of the second group of spinning holes have a lower length to diameter (L/D) ratio than the capillaries of the first group of spinning holes. All of the capillaries have the same diameter, which is 100 ?m or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Leonardus Antonius Godfried Busscher, Michiel Jan Adriaan Jaarsveld
  • Publication number: 20140290206
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device (1) for attaching an end link (2) of a chain strand (3) made of chain links (4) of a predetermined geometry. The device comprises a retaining device (5) comprising an insertion segment (7) at one end (6) that can be inserted in an opening (8) of the end link, and a retaining segment (5). The retaining segment comprises a cross section (28) on which the end link can be placed in a limited number of retaining positions, preferably only one single retaining position, from the insertion segment (7). The device further comprises a closure element (12) by which the end link can be permanently secured to the retaining device. In order to prevent tilting of the end link on the retaining device during operation, according to the invention the closure element forms a stop (14) by which a motion of the end link out of the retaining segment (10) in the direction of the insertion segment (7) is blocked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: RUD KETTEN RIEGER & DIETZ GMBH U. CO. KG
    Inventors: Michael Betzler, Roland Jakubetz
  • Publication number: 20140290207
    Abstract: External combustion engine which comprises a first cylinder and a second cylinder, in which a first piston and a second piston are able to slide respectively. The first and second cylinder are fluidically connected with respect to each other for the passage of a heat-carrying fluid suitable to determine the cyclical movement of the first piston and the second piston. The external combustion engine also comprises a drive shaft rotating around an axis of rotation, and with which crank means are solidly associated, provided with at least a first pin and a second pin having pivoting axes parallel to each other, and also disposed distanced radially from the axis of rotation. The external combustion engine also comprises first and second kinematic connection means suitable to connect respectively the first pin and the second pin to the first piston and respectively to the second piston.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGICAL SYSTEMS S.R.L.
    Inventor: Davide Gentile
  • Publication number: 20140290208
    Abstract: A drive system of at least one rotor of an aircraft via electrical energy in addition to or as a replacement of a mechanical system. The electrical energy is provided at least in part by at least one device for recovering thermal energy from hot gases of an internal combustion engine of the aircraft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Bruno Rechain, Hichem Smaoui, Emmanuel Joubert, Gilles Bezes, Matthieu Sautreuil
  • Publication number: 20140290209
    Abstract: A gas turbine apparatus may include one or more driving shafts; a compressor configured to receive power from the one or more driving shafts, suck air, and compress the sucked air at high pressure. The gas turbine may include a combustor configured to mix the compressed air with fuel, and combust the fuel mixture to generate combustion gas. A turbine is connected to the one or more driving shafts and is configured to rotate while the combustion gas passes through the turbine. The turbine may include one or more first turbine blades configured to rotate in a first direction and one or more second turbine blades configured to rotate in a second direction opposite to the first direction. The one or more first turbine blades and the one or more second turbine blades may be alternately arranged along an axial direction of the turbine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: DOOSAN HEAVY INDUSTRIES & CONSTRUCTION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sung Ryong LEE, Jae Wook SONG
  • Publication number: 20140290210
    Abstract: A steerable-thrust Hall effect thruster in which a final stage of a magnetic circuit includes an inner pole and a facing outer pole, the inner pole being offset axially downstream relative to the outer pole, so that a magnetic field is inclined relative to a transverse plane of the thruster.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: SNECMA
    Inventors: Frederic Raphael Jean Marchandise, Anthony Claude Bernard Lorand, Vanessa Marjorie Vial
  • Publication number: 20140290211
    Abstract: A turbine engine includes at least a compressor section and a turbine section, each having at least a first and second portion. A ratio of turbine section second portion stages to compressor section second portion stages is less than or equal to 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: United Technologies Corporation
  • Publication number: 20140290212
    Abstract: Specific impulse and rocket engine efficiency can be improved by injecting reactants, e.g., a propellant combination or a monopropellant and a catalyst, into a plasma flow of a rocket engine. In some aspects, a catalyst or a propellant is carried by plasma formed by passing a flow of a feed gas through an electrical arc. In some aspects, reactants are combusted in supersonic plasma flow to generate combustion ionization in the plasma flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Larry D. KNAUER, Edward A. PIERSON, Vadim KHAYMS
  • Publication number: 20140290213
    Abstract: A seal system for a gas turbine engine includes an annular seal carrier and an annular compliant seal mounted around the annular seal carrier, the compliant seal includes a multiple of legs in cross-section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Nicholas Lefevre, John J. Korzendorfer, Peter Balawajder, Paul W. Palmer, Paul J. Colucci, Mahamoud Coulibaly
  • Publication number: 20140290214
    Abstract: A reductant system for an aftertreatment system of an internal combustion engine is disclosed. The reductant system includes at least one reductant feed line and a reductant system component such as a dosing module. The feed line is connected to the dosing module with a fluid connector. The fluid connector includes a body made from a first material that has a low heat conductivity and an insert made from a second material that has a greater heat conductivity than that of the first material. The insert extends from the body of the fluid connector into a storage chamber of the dosing module, and conducts heat from heated reductant in the feed line to the reductant stored in the storage chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Cummins Emission Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: John Heichelbech, Jim F. Burke, John Anthis, Andrew Myer
  • Publication number: 20140290215
    Abstract: A method for controlling emissions in an engine system including an internal combustion engine and a catalytic converter with oxygen storage capacity. The method includes determining a real time oxygen storage level of the three-way catalytic converter based on a real time exhaust gas flow rate and a real time measured upstream oxygen quantity with respect to the catalytic converter. Further, maintaining an optimal oxygen storage level of the three-way catalytic converter for different types of fuel used in the internal combustion engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Arvind Sivasubramanian, Christopher F. Gallmeyer
  • Publication number: 20140290216
    Abstract: In a vehicle including an engine, an electrically heatable catalyst device (EHC), and a first motor generator that generates electric power in accordance with the engine's motive power with the vehicle in a substantially stopped state with a vehicular speed lower than a threshold vehicular speed, an ECU determines, based on an amount A by which an accelerator pedal is operated and a vehicular speed V, whether a large accelerator operation has been performed with the vehicle in the substantially stopped state. If the ECU determines that the large accelerator operation has been performed with the vehicle in the substantially stopped state, the ECU activates an energization timer, and before the energization timer reaches a reference energization period of time ?, the ECU energizes the EHC, and once the energization timer has reached the reference energization period of time ?, the ECU ceases energizing the EHC.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Hiroshi Katsuta
  • Publication number: 20140290217
    Abstract: A method for determining particle emissions from a combustion engine: a post-treatment system including at least one particle filter post-treats an exhaust flow from combustion in the engine. A PM (particulate matter) sensor situated upstream of the particle filter determines, at a location upstream of the particle filter, a first particle content of the exhaust flow arising from the engine and uses the determined first particle content as a basis for determining whether the particle content of the exhaust flow downstream of the particle filter fulfils a first condition. Also, a system and a vehicle for performing the method are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: SCANIA CV AB
    Inventor: Ola Stenlåå
  • Publication number: 20140290218
    Abstract: An improved catalytic substrate for use with a can in an automotive exhaust system, the substrate being of the type which is disposed in use in the can, the improvement comprising: an insulation material thermally separating the substrate into a central zone and a tubular outer zone surrounding the central zone, the insulation material, central zone and outer zone collectively defining a modified substrate, the insulation material being adapted such that, in an operating condition, the temperature difference across the insulation material is at least 25° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Stefano Plati, Voislav Blagojevic, Gregory Kiyoshi Koyanagi
  • Publication number: 20140290219
    Abstract: A control device of an internal combustion engine according to the present invention has units configured to inject fuel at a first predetermined ratio from first and second fuel injection valves which are provided in each of cylinders to calculate a first value indicating a degree of variation in air-fuel ratios between the cylinders based on a output of the engine, and inject fuel at a second predetermined ratio therefrom to calculate a second value in the same manner. Furthermore, the control device has a unit configured to select one mode from modes relating to abnormality in the first fuel injection valve or the second fuel injection valve on the basis of the first and second values, and calculate a value indicating the degree of the variation in the air-fuel ratios between the cylinders, thereby calculating a fuel amount of the basis of them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshihiro Kato, Yoshifumi Matsuda, Yoshihisa Oda, Masashi Hakariya, Masahide Okada, Isao Nakajima, Hiroaki Tsuji, Tokiji Ito, Yuya Yoshikawa
  • Publication number: 20140290220
    Abstract: An engine unit includes an engine, an exhaust gas treatment device and a connecting pipe. The engine has an exhaust gas port. The exhaust gas treatment device is arranged above the engine. The connecting pipe connects the exhaust gas port and the exhaust gas treatment device. The connecting pipe has an expandable-contractible bellows portion. The bellows portion has a linear form following the upward-downward direction. The lower end portion of the bellows portion is positioned lower than at least a part of the exhaust gas port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: KOMATSU LTD.
    Inventors: Taira Ozaki, Hiroshi Nakagami, Hironori Yamamitsu, Kanji Namimatsu, Hiroshi Ohta, Kenji Matsubara
  • Publication number: 20140290221
    Abstract: A heating-controller controls an electric power supply from a battery to a urea-water heater based on a voltage of the battery detected by a voltage detector and an engine-state of an internal combustion engine obtained by an engine-state detector. When a voltage of the battery is low or when the internal combustion engine stops, the heating-controller prohibits the electric power supply from the battery to the urea-water heater. A urea-water adding device can avoid an excess decrease of a battery power by intermittently energizing the urea-water heater according to the engine-state of an internal combustion engine and the battery voltage VB.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takanori YOSHIDA, Masakazu TOUKAIRIN
  • Publication number: 20140290222
    Abstract: An exhaust gas post-treatment unit includes a diesel particulate filtering device that treats engine exhaust gas, a selective catalyst reduction device that treats the engine exhaust gas, a connecting pipe, an injection device, a cooling water supply pipe and a cooling water return pipe. The connecting pipe connects the diesel particulate filtering device and the selective catalyst reduction device. The injection device is disposed on the connecting pipe and injects a reducing agent into the exhaust gas supplied to the selective catalyst reduction device. The a cooling water supply pipe guides cooling water to the injection device to cool the injection device. The cooling water return pipe discharges the cooling water from the injection device. At least one of the cooling water supply pipe and the cooling water return pipe has a convection section extending upward along the connecting pipe from a connecting portion with the injection device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Masahiro Sawada, Takashi Katou, Kanji Namimatsu
  • Publication number: 20140290223
    Abstract: An exhaust gas purification device includes an exhaust gas after-treatment device provided in an exhaust passage of an internal combustion engine, and has an oxidation catalyst and a DPF or diesel particulate filter. The exhaust gas purification device also includes an exhaust pipe injector which feeds a fuel to the oxidation catalyst, and a control unit which controls regeneration of the filter by supplying the oxidation catalyst with the fuel from the exhaust pipe injector. The control unit determines whether the filter is in a regeneration-possible state, i.e., whether the oxidation catalyst is maintained at a high temperature allowing regeneration of the filter. If the control unit determines during regeneration control of the filter that the filter is not in the regeneration-possible state, then the control unit halts the regeneration control until the regeneration-possible state is reached.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kubo, Takao Onodera, Hitoshi Satou, Masahiro Kajiyama, Tetsuya Murata, Kenzou Yaginuma, Hiroyuki Ishikawa