|| List of recent Pneuma-related patents
|Delivery of materials into margins of tissue cavities|
The exterior surface of the liquid delivery device being shapeable by internal pneumatic pressure or hydraulic pressure to better fit inside dimensions of a surgical cavity; the multiple openings deliver the liquid through the multiple openings.. .
|Portable intermittent pneumatic compression system|
An intermittent pneumatic compression system provides exhaust between a wrap and patient's leg, avoids tubes and is operable on a conventional battery. The system allows true portability while improving patient discomfort, reducing fall risks, and providing desired therapeutic and prophylactic compression..
|Interactive embodied robot videogame through the use of sensors and physical objects|
The present invention refers to an embodied robot videogame apparatus that receives input through the (human) user's physical actions (full body actions), contact and physiological signals (bio-signals). The apparatus has as principal components: led/sound sensor eye with a video camera; mechanical lever; rotation sensor; rubber torso; solar battery; sensor leds; heart rate and galvanic skin response sensor; multi-touch computer display, with a i/o board v2.0 bluetooth wireless connection; multiplayer button; microphone; intensity sensor; feet support; suspensions; rubber pneumatic wheels; accelerometer sensor; plastic leveler sensor; wireless bluetooth digitizers; velcro strips; and gps.
|Condensate separator device for a compressor arrangement for the production of compressed air|
A condensate separator device for a compressor arrangement for the production of compressed air having a separator housing that has a compressor-side inlet connection and an outlet connection for discharging the dehydrated compressed air. A base-side drainage valve is provided for releasing the condensate, which has collected in the separator housing, into the surrounding environment via a release opening.
|Material separator for a vertical pneumatic system|
A method for depositing a fluidized material (24) fills a vertical storage silo (8) from a vertically centered pneumatic tube (14). A system for flowing, separating, and depositing has a plurality of separators.
|Money handling system and money handling method|
A recognition machine 40, 90 connected to a pneumatic tube 14 is provided separately from a money change machine 20, 70. The recognition machine 40, 90 includes a recognition unit 46, 96 configured to recognize a paper sheet or a coin having been put thereinto, and a storing mechanism 48, 98 configured to store the paper sheet or the coin having been recognized by the recognition unit 46, 96, into a storing member for pneumatic tube 16 to be transported by a pneumatic tube 14.
|Pneumatic cushion with variable configuration & constriction|
A bladder formed inside or positioned on a seat accounts for variations in personal anatomy with changes in the configurations of multiple chambers in the bladder and may also allow for changes to the constriction between the chambers in the bladder. The bladder forms a cushioning device that is used for seating applications which involve movement and continuously changes softness between the chambers by using the movement of the rider.
A pneumatic pinch valve having a main body, a piston supporting a plunger, and a detachable headpiece for receiving a portion of compressible tubing between the plunger and a contoured surface of the headpiece is disclosed. A first safety cap which may restrict access to the plunger when the valve is operated and a manual override handle which may open the plunger are also provided.
|System and method for separation of fiber and plastics in municipal solid waste|
A system and method for separating fiber and plastics in a municipal solid waste stream. The municipal solid waste stream is size reduced in one or more hammer mills.
|Blood treatment systems and methods|
The present invention generally relates to hemodialysis and similar dialysis systems, including a variety of systems and methods that would make hemodialysis more efficient, easier, and/or more affordable. One aspect of the invention is generally directed to new fluid circuits for fluid flow.
An object is to provide a pneumatic tire having a colored layer that is excellent in preventing contamination of the colored layer as compared to a conventional pneumatic tire having the colored layer formed thereon. According to the present invention, the pneumatic tire having the colored layer formed through the intermediary of a non-contaminating rubber layer on an outer side of a side rubber of a tire side portion in a tire width direction, wherein the non-contaminating rubber layer contains layer compounds 21..
|Pneumatic radial tire for passenger vehicle|
The present invention provides a pneumatic radial tire for a passenger vehicle, having: a cross sectional width sw and an outer diameter od controlled under an appropriate sw-od relationship; and an optimized configuration of a crown portion thereof.. .
Provided is a pneumatic tire including a land portion provided with a sipe, which is capable of simultaneously providing snow performance, dry performance, and wet performance all at high level in a single land portion. The pneumatic tire includes a land portion 2 on a tread portion.
|Heavy duty pneumatic tire|
A heavy duty pneumatic tire includes a tread portion provided with at least three circumferential main grooves, and a plurality of lateral grooves extending between adjacent main grooves or between one main groove and a tread edge, to form at least one block row comprising a plurality of blocks. The block row comprises a plurality of pitch elements each of which consists of circumferentially adjacent one lateral groove and one block.
A pneumatic tire capable of reducing rolling resistance and discharging static electricity generated during running, wherein each of a tread rubber, a breaker rubber, and a sidewall, respectively, has a volume specific resistivity of 1×108 Ω·cm or more, the pneumatic tire further including a conduction rubber embedded in the tread part so as to be at least partially exposed to a surface of the tread part, a coating rubber disposed on the upper part of the breaker part, a bead part rubber, and side part electroconductive rubber electrically connecting the conduction rubber to the beat part rubber, wherein each of the conduction rubber, the bead part rubber, the coating rubber and the side part electroconductive rubber has a volume specific resistivity of less than 108 Ω·cm.. .
|Method of delivering, transporting, and storing proppant for delivery and use at a well site|
A method of delivering proppant to a well site has the steps of transporting a load of proppant in a vessel to a desired location, moving the load of proppant from the vessel into a container so as to create a proppant-loaded container, unloading the proppant-loaded container into a pneumatic bulk trailer, and transporting the unloaded proppant in the pneumatic bulk trailer to well site. The container is placed onto a bed of a truck and moved in proximity to the vessel.
|Cannula for minimizing dilution of dosing during nitric oxide delivery|
The present invention generally relates to, amongst other things, systems, devices, materials, and methods that can improve the accuracy and/or precision of nitric oxide therapy by, for example, reducing the dilution of inhaled nitric oxide (no). As described herein, no dilution can occur because of various factors.
|Device for delivering compressed air for pneumatically operated equipment in motor vehicles|
A device for delivering compressed air for pneumatically operated equipment in motor vehicles, in particular of brake systems in commercial vehicles, whereby compressed air can be tapped via a controllable valve from the combustion chamber of at least one cylinder of an internal combustion engine, includes a valve arranged outside the combustion chamber and connected to the combustion chamber, in particular via a connecting passage which opens into the combustion chamber.. .
|Gas turbine engine including pneumatic actuator system|
A gas turbine engine that includes a compressor section and a pneumatic actuator system is delivered. The pneumatic actuator system includes a bleed air duct that receives bleed air from the compressor section and delivers the bleed air through an accumulator and to an actuator.
|Rubber composition for tire, and pneumatic tire|
Provided are a rubber composition for tires which provides both adhesion to fiber cords and conductivity even when an inexpensive conductive carbon black is used, and thus achieves a balanced improvement in conductivity, handling stability, fuel economy, elongation at break, adhesion to fiber cords, processability, and tire durability; and a pneumatic tire including the composition. The composition includes, per 100 parts by mass of a rubber component: 1.0-3.5 parts by mass of sulfur with an iron content of 30 ppm or less, calculated as the net sulfur content in the sulfur; and 0.5-15 parts by mass of conductive carbon black having a dbp of 300 ml/100 g or more and an iron content of 60 ppm or more, the composition having a total net sulfur content of 1.0-6.0 parts by mass per 100 parts by mass of the rubber component, and a volume resistivity of 1.0×108 Ω·cm or less..
|Rubber composition, and pneumatic tire|
To produce, a copolymer, and reacting a compound containing nitrogen and/or silicon atoms with an active terminal of the copolymer, wherein the amount of the diene polymer is 1-90% by mass and the amount of a polyisoprene-based rubber is 0-70% by mass, each per 100% by mass of the rubber component, and the amount of the silica is 10-150 parts by mass per 100 parts by mass of the rubber component.. .
|Pneumatic grain conveying apparatus for selectively discharging grain or by-passing the discharge of grain into a grain bin|
A pneumatic conveying system is disclosed for conveying a granular product, such as grain, from a grain inlet device to a selected one of a plurality of grain bins or other storage vessels. The system includes a blower for forcing air under pressure into a conveyor piping system.
|Drive arrangement in a pneumatic power tool|
A drive arrangement in a pneumatic power tool includes a pneumatic motor with an output shaft, and a spindle for mounting a cutting element and which externally includes both a thread and an axial groove. A drive rotation of the spindle is driven by a drive gear that is engaged with the axial groove on the spindle and that is drivingly connected to the output shaft so as to rotate at a constant speed with respect to the output shaft.
|Pneumatic tool having a rotatable output shaft|
A pneumatic tool includes a plastic tool body, a metal front hood connected to and disposed in front of the plastic tool body so as to define an accommodating space therebetween, and an air motor disposed within the accommodating space. The air motor includes a front bearing unit and a rear bearing unit disposed behind the front bearing unit.
|Pneumatic radial tire for passenger vehicle and method for using the same|
An object of the present invention is to adequately control relationship between a cross sectional width sw and an outer diameter od of a pneumatic radial tire for a passenger vehicle. Specifically, a ground contact surface 1 of the tread of the pneumatic radial tire for a passenger car of the present invention is provided with either, as a groove, only at least one main groove 2a extending in the tread circumferential direction or, as grooves, only the main groove 2a and at least one auxiliary groove 2b other than the main groove, wherein the auxiliary groove has a groove width≦2 mm in a tread widthwise region and a negative ratio of the main groove 2a is in the range of 12% to 20% (inclusive of 12% and 20%)..
|Pneumatic radial tire for passenger vehicle|
An object of the present invention is to adequately control relationship between a cross sectional width sw and an outer diameter od of a pneumatic radial tire for a passenger vehicle. The tire is further characterized in that, provided that each half portion in the tire width direction of a ground contact surface of the tire is divided in the tire width direction into three equal portions including a tire-width-direction center portion, a tire-width-direction intermediate portion and a tire-width-direction outer portion from the tire-width-direction center side, rigidity in the tire circumferential direction of the belt reinforcing layer in a region in the tire width direction thereof corresponding to the tire-width-direction outer side portion is lower than rigidity in the tire circumferential direction of the belt reinforcing layer in a region in the tire width direction thereof corresponding to the tire-width-direction center portion..
When a pneumatic tire is in a reference state of being fitted with a rim that is one inch larger than a regular rim in width, of holding 15 kpa internal pressure, and of being under no load, then a tread thickness distribution curve represented by f(y)=1−t(y)/t(0) is 0.01 to 0.03 when y=0.3; 0.03 to 0.06 when y=0.4; and 0.06 to 0.10 when y=0.5, where y denotes a ratio of a distance in an axial direction from an equator surface relative to a distance l in the axial direction between the equator surface and a maximum width position of a carcass, and t(y) denotes a tread thickness corresponding to a distance in a radial direction between an outer surface of the carcass and an outer surface of a tread at an axial direction position corresponding to y.. .
A pneumatic tire according to the present invention including a tread surface having at least one circumferential groove extending along a tire circumferential direction and a plurality of widthwise grooves opening to the circumferential groove, the widthwise grooves having a groove width wider than a groove width of the circumferential groove at least in a portion opening to the circumferential groove and, the widthwise grooves extending in a direction inclined with respect to the tire circumferential direction, wherein a recess is formed on a groove wall surface of the circumferential groove opposite to the widthwise groove.. .
|Pneumatic radial tire for a passenger vehicle and method of using the tire|
Provided is a pneumatic radial tire for a passenger vehicle, including: a carcass constituted of plies as radially-disposed cords and toroidally provided across a pair of bead portions; and a tread, in which: the tread surface has one or more grooves formed thereon; the grooves each have a groove width of 3 mm or less; and a section width sw to an outer diameter od of the tire have a ratio of sw/od≦0.26 when sw<165 (mm), and sw and od satisfy a relationship formula od≧2.035×sw+282.3 when sw≧165 (mm).. .
|Tread profile of a pneumatic vehicle tire with an indicator for regrooving the profile|
A regroovable treat profile of a pneumatic vehicle tire includes a regrooving indicator formed with an additional indent in the base of the depression in the form of a blind hole lying transversely in relation to the main direction of extent (u) of the groove and having a length of extent (a2) and an indent depth (b), where (b) is formed such that b<a2 and b<a1 and b<l and with a depth of extent (t2) where t2>t1, which is measured starting from the groove base inward in the radial direction (r) to the base bounding the indent radially inward. The depth of extent (t1) forms the measure for the minimum regrooving depth and the depth of extent forms the measure (t2) for the maximum regrooving depth..
|Method and apparatus for checking syringe bodies|
Described is a method for checking syringe bodies of the type comprising a hollow body, a seal for closing the hollow body and a dose of a liquid product enclosed by the hollow body and by the seal, the method comprising the steps of applying a pneumatic negative pressure to the syringe body and moving a stop body towards the syringe body in such a way that, during at least a part of the step of applying the pneumatic negative pressure, the stop body obstructs withdrawal of the seal towards a rear end of the syringe body opposite the liquid.. .
|Pneumatic strapping apparatus|
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.
|Pneumatically actuated strapping apparatus|
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..
|Robotic vacuum cleaning system|
A robot cleaning system includes a debris collection volume, a vacuum airway configured to deliver debris to the debris collection volume, and a cleaning head in pneumatic communication with the vacuum airway. The cleaning head includes two shape-changing resilient tubes separated by an air gap opposing the vacuum airway.
|System and method for estimating pneumatic pressure state of vehicle tires|
A system and a method for estimating pneumatic pressure state of vehicle's tires where the system includes one or more sensor units, each including an optical sensor such as camera for acquiring at least one image of at least one wheel of the respective vehicle and a controller including a processor for receiving image data of a respective wheel of the vehicle from the sensor units and analyzing thereof for estimating a pneumatic pressure state of one or more of the vehicle's tires using special image analysis processes. The processor is also configured to allow presenting the estimated pneumatic pressure state of each respective tire..
|Apparatus, system, and process for the automated retrieval and precise placement of small rods|
The present invention provides an apparatus for automated vertical placement of a small rod at a predetermined location, where the apparatus includes a parallel pneumatic gripper having a driver mechanism and a double-v shaped interlocking jaw assembly configured to receive, secure, and release a small rod in a substantially vertical position in response to corresponding signals generated by the driver mechanism. The present invention also provides a robotic system for automated gross retrieval and precise placement of a small rod.
|Portable materials transportation system|
A transport and storage apparatus for loose or bulk goods, aggregate material, and liquids is disclosed herein. The apparatus is a container designed for shipping by rail, truck, or barge.
|Automated coupler positioning device|
A coupler for a railway car including a coupler anchor, a coupler mechanism pivotable relative to the coupler anchor from an on-center position to an off-center position in a substantially horizontal plane, and a coupler positioning device for pivoting the coupler mechanism relative to the coupler anchor. The coupler positioning device includes a controller adapted for receiving signal information from a bogie relating to an angular position of the bogie relative to a body of the railway car, and at least one pneumatic cylinder for pivoting the coupler mechanism.
|Automatic release hand brake control system|
In a rail vehicle hand brake having a release activated by a pneumatic cylinder, the present control system includes a manual valve having an output connected to a source of pressure at an input when manually activated. A volume is to be charged by the source of pressure.
A pneumatic tire using, as an inner liner layer, a thermoplastic elastomer comprising a thermoplastic resin matrix, in which a rubber component is dispersed a surface of the inner liner layer is covered with a protective layer, whereby a weathering resistance, damage resistance and fatigue resistance of the film liner of the inner liner layer at the time of tire storage are improved.. .
A pneumatic tire with a pair of sidewall portions, which comprises at least one of said sidewall portions with a radially outer region being radially outside than a tire maximum width position of its outer surface, the radially outer region being provided with a serration pattern, the serration pattern comprising a first serration group and a second serration group, the first serration group comprising a plurality of concentrically arranged first arc-shaped ridges at regular intervals around a first center point o1, the second serration group comprising a plurality of concentrically arranged second arc-shaped ridges at regular intervals around a second center point o2 that is located radially outside than the first center point o1 of the first serration group, and the first serration group and second serration group arranged in a circumferential direction of the tire so as to overlap partially.. .
A pneumatic tire comprises a tread portion provided with an inboard shoulder main groove, an outboard shoulder groove, and a center main groove provided therebetween, to form an outboard shoulder portion, an inboard shoulder portion, an inboard middle portion, and an outboard middle portion, the inboard and outboard middle portions being formed as ribs respectively, that are provided with only sipes having widths less than 2.0 mm, wherein the sipes provided on the inboard middle portion include a full-opened sipe, the sipes provided on the outboard middle portion consisting of outer semi-opened sipes and inner semi-opened sipes, wherein the number of the inner semi-opened sipes is smaller than the number of the outer semi-opened sipes.. .
A pneumatic tire comprises a tread portion provided with a pair of crown main grooves and a pair shoulder main grooves to divide middle portions and shoulder portions, the tread portion having a contact surface covered with a cap rubber layer with a loss tangent of from 0.03 to 0.18, the middle portions provided with only middle lug grooves with groove widths within 2 mm, each middle lug groove extending from one end connected either the crown or shoulder main groove to the other end terminating within the middle portion, the middle lug grooves having an angle of from 40 to 55 degrees with respect to a tire circumferential direction, and each shoulder portion provided with first shoulder lateral grooves having axially inner ends connected to the shoulder main groove, wherein first shoulder lateral grooves consist of grooves having groove widths within 2 mm.. .
A pneumatic tire is provided with a pair of first land sections formed between shoulder main grooves and center main grooves, a second land section formed between the center main grooves, and a pair of shoulder land sections formed on the outside of the shoulder main grooves in a tire width direction. The first land sections and the second land section swell outward in the tire radial direction from a basic tread profile line that smoothly connects ground contact surfaces of the pair of shoulder land sections.
|Pneumatic tool driving assembly|
A pneumatic tool driving assembly comprises: a valve housing defining first and second chambers and a valve opening; a valve mechanism including a valve actuator that extends into the valve housing, and a valve member that is disposed for closing the valve opening and that is actuated by the valve actuator to uncover the valve opening; and a trigger mechanism pivoted to an exterior of the valve housing so as to be pressible relative to the valve housing. The trigger mechanism includes a detachable wrench that is spaced apart from the valve housing, and a pivot joint that is pivoted to the valve housing and that brings the wrench to pivot relative to the valve housing..
|Portable ventilator secretion management system|
A patient ventilator secretion management system is disclosed. The system has a valve with an input in pneumatic communication with a therapeutic breathing gas source.
|System and method for carrier identification in a pneumatic tube system|
A system and method provides for the identification and monitoring of carriers within a pneumatic carrier system. Each carrier which is to be employed within the system includes an identification device such as a radio frequency identification (rfid) chip which has stored thereon identification information for the carrier.
|Air pump for use in intermittent pneumatic compression therapy having a digital display|
A digital display air pump includes a rectangular, box-shaped body having a standard ac power cord extending from it, two air supply output ports, and a control and information panel located on its front side with user-operated buttons, a digital display for showing air pressure and alarm codes, a variable air pressure set dial, and status lights. Within the hollow interior of the body is an air compressor, a dual-output electromechanical valve having to two air output tubes, an air pressure sensor, an ac power connection, an internal loudspeaker, and an electronic circuit board controlling the digital display air pump's function.
|Compact mini air pump for use in intermittent pneumatic compression therapy|
A compact mini air pump includes a rectangular, box-shaped body having a standard ac power cord extending from it, two air supply output ports, and a control and information panel with user-operated buttons and status lights located on its front side. Within the hollow interior of the body is an air compressor, a dual-output electromechanical valve having to two air output tubes, an air pressure sensor, a dc battery power supply, an ac power connection, and an electronic circuit board controlling the mini air pump's function.
|Micro bleed hole connector for use in intermittent pneumatic compression devices|
A micro bleed hole connector for use in intermittent pneumatic compression devices includes a body made of a material that is sturdy, durable and compression resistant, the bleed hole connector resembles industry-standard air tube connectors, and has a micro bleed hose connecting its hollow lumen to the outside, ambient air. In use, the connector is inserted between the air input tube of an intermittent pneumatic compression device and an air supply tube, which is connected to an air pump.
|Portable micro air pump for use in intermittent pneumatic compression therapy|
A portable micro air pump includes a body, an air output port and a quick-disconnect air tube connector. The body is hand-sized, and has a user control and information panel with a power on/off button switch and a button switch for choosing which type of therapy garment is to be utilized, limb or foot.
|Ventilation mask with heat and moisture exchange device|
In accordance with the present invention, there is provided a mask, such as a nasal pillows mask, for achieving positive pressure mechanical ventilation (inclusive of cpap, ventilator support, critical care ventilation, emergency applications. The mask of the present invention includes a piloted exhalation valve that is used to achieve the target pressures/flows to the patient.
|Apparatus for acoustic measurements of physiological signals with automated interface controls|
This invention is concerned with a method and apparatus for measuring and controlling the quality of physiological acoustic signals, which include tracheal breathing sounds, lung sounds, heart sounds, blood flow sounds, joint sounds, and gastrointestinal sounds. The interface between the skin and the device is carefully controlled to achieve a desirable acoustic coupling.
|Rubber composition and pneumatic tire|
To produce a copolymer, and reacting a compound containing nitrogen and/or silicon atoms with an active terminal of the copolymer, wherein the amount of the diene polymer is 1-60% by mass and the amount of polyisoprene-based rubber is 0-99% by mass, each per 100% by mass of the rubber component; the amount of the silica is 10-80 parts by mass per 100 parts by mass of the rubber component; and the composition has a carbon ratio of at least 50.. .
|Rubber composition for base tread, and pneumatic tire|
Provided are a rubber composition for a base tread capable of improving fuel efficiency, handling stability, and durability (flex crack growth resistance) in a balanced manner, and a pneumatic tire formed from the rubber composition. The present invention relates to a rubber composition for a base tread, including: a rubber component and a reinforcing agent, the rubber component including natural rubber, a butadiene rubber (1) containing 1,2-syndiotactic polybutadiene crystals, a butadiene rubber (2) synthesized in the presence of a rare earth catalyst, and a modified butadiene rubber (3) having a cis content of not more than 50% by mass..
|Method and device for gravity like simulation of natural balance movements|
We present a tool that can enhance the concept of bws training by allowing natural apas to occur mediolaterally. While in a supine position in a 90 degree tilted environment built around a modified hospital bed, subjects wear a backpack frame that is freely moving on air-hearings, as a puck on an air hockey table, and attached through a cable to a pneumatic cylinder that provides a load that can be set to emulate various g-like loads.