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Date/App# patent app List of recent Propel-related patents
04/28/16
20160118828 
 System and  transferring energy between vehicles patent thumbnailnew patent System and transferring energy between vehicles
An embodiment of the present invention relates to a vehicle. The vehicle includes an energy storage device and a traction motor electrically connected to the energy storage device.
General Electric Company


04/28/16
20160115906 
 Dual mode chemical rocket engine and dual mode propulsion system comprising the rocket engine patent thumbnailnew patent Dual mode chemical rocket engine and dual mode propulsion system comprising the rocket engine
The invention relates generally to dual mode bipropellant chemical rocket propulsion systems to be used in aerospace applications for 1) orbit raising, orbit manoeuvres and maintenance, attitude control and deorbiting of spacecraft, and/or 2) propellant settling, attitude and roll control of missiles, launchers and space planes. The present invention also relates to a dual mode chemical rocket engine for use in such systems.
Ecaps Ab


04/28/16
20160115905 
 Two-pulse gas generator and operation method thereof patent thumbnailnew patent Two-pulse gas generator and operation method thereof
A gas generator includes an outer propellant, an inner propellant arranged inside the outer propellant, and a barrier membrane which isolates the outer propellant from the inner propellant. A forward end surface of the inner propellant faces a combustion space.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.


04/28/16
20160115881 
 Fuel mixture control system patent thumbnailnew patent Fuel mixture control system
A control system operative to establish a coordinated mixture of gaseous and distillate fuels for a high capacity off-road vehicle equipped with a diesel-electric drive including a propel mode includes an electronic control unit and a gaseous control unit. The electronic control unit generates an auxiliary control signal which is determinative of a steadily increasing quantity of gaseous fuel to be included in an operative fuel mixture.

04/28/16
20160115323 
 Biodegradable environmental marking material and  marking an outdoor environmental location patent thumbnailnew patent Biodegradable environmental marking material and marking an outdoor environmental location
Disclosed herein is an improved marking material, consisting essentially of food quality colorant (such as food coloring), and a carrier (such as water, or vegetable oil or canola oil). A method for using this material for the marking of environmental locations is also disclosed.

04/28/16
20160114887 
 Amphibious vertical takeoff and landing unmanned system and flying car with multiple aerial and aquatic flight modes for capturing panoramic virtual reality views, interactive video and transportation with mobile and wearable application patent thumbnailnew patent Amphibious vertical takeoff and landing unmanned system and flying car with multiple aerial and aquatic flight modes for capturing panoramic virtual reality views, interactive video and transportation with mobile and wearable application
Provided is an amphibious vertical takeoff and landing unmanned device comprising a modular and expandable waterproof body, a chassis, an outer body shell, a propulsion system, a propeller protection system, a surface skidding material platform, a landing system, control surfaces, a ballast, an onboard air compressor, an onboard electrolysis system, a waterproof through-body wire or antenna feed-through, a single- or multiple-axis tilt-motor device, a tilt fuselage device, a tilt wing device, a battery, a power distribution board, a global positioning system module, a lost model alert, a cooling device, a detachable impact absorbing skin or shell, vision aiding and orientative lights, hatches, quick connect payloads, a lap counter for racing, a flat or inclined launch platform or footing, claws, an apparatus for externally attaching and internally housing the cargo, a charging station, a partial vacuum device, a manually or automatically deployable parachute, and an onboard or ground station electricity generator.. .

04/28/16
20160114874 
 Watercraft propulsion system and  propelling a watercraft through water patent thumbnailnew patent Watercraft propulsion system and propelling a watercraft through water
A watercraft propulsion system includes a motor mounted in a container in a water-tight manner. A shaft extends from the motor through the bottom of the container to an impeller disposed in a housing outside the container.
Hydrojet Drive Systems, Inc.


04/28/16
20160114873 
 Vessel disablement system patent thumbnailnew patent Vessel disablement system
A system designed as a benign disablement weapon for use against sailboats and a method for using the system. The system may be easily deployed to stop sailboats by disabling the propeller.
The Trustees Of The Stevens Institute Of Technology


04/28/16
20160113196 
 Powered landscaping system patent thumbnailnew patent Powered landscaping system
A powered landscaping apparatus having a frame, at least one wheel on the frame through which the frame can be supported upon and advanced over a subjacent support surface, a blower assembly operatively positioned on the frame and having a fan assembly that is mounted to be turned guidingly around a vertically extending axis, and a drive on the frame for moving the fan assembly around the vertically extending axis. The blower assembly is configured to generate a pressurized supply of air that is propelled in a stream that is directed in a manner to continuously redistribute loose material that resides on the subjacent support surface as the fan assembly is moved around the vertically extending axis by the drive and the frame is advanced over the subjacent support surface..
Crary Industries, Inc.


04/21/16
20160108968 
 Stopper piece and bearing apparatus patent thumbnailStopper piece and bearing apparatus
To provide a stopper piece and a bearing apparatus capable of stopping the rotation of a shaft member to which a bearing and so on are fitted by using a tool. A stopper piece according to the present invention is a cylindrical stopper piece which is fitted over the shaft member of the propeller shaft with the bearing, one end face of which contacts with the bearing to prevent movement of the bearing, which includes a pair of protruding portions protruding from the other end face along the shaft member to interpose the shaft member, in which outer surfaces of the pair of protruding portions are flat surfaces directed to opposite directions as well as parallel to each other..

04/21/16
20160108934 

Propellant driven accumulator


A subsea accumulator comprising: an outer wall; a top surface; a bottom surface; and a piston disposed within the subsea accumulator, wherein a first chamber is defined by the top surface, the outer wall, and a top portion of the piston; a second chamber is defined by the bottom surface; the outer wall, and a bottom portion of the piston; and a solid oxidant is disposed within the first chamber.. .

04/21/16
20160108894 

Power generating windbags and waterbags


A method of using a bagged power generation system comprising windbags and water-bags for harnessing wind and water power to produce electricity to meet the escalating energy needs of mankind. Windbags integrated with aerodynamically shaped inflatable bodies filled with lighter-than-air gas: hav, uav, airplanes; enabling the apparatus to attain high altitude to capture and entrap high velocity wind.

04/21/16
20160108855 

Dual mode chemical rocket engine, and dual mode propulsion system comprising the rocket engine


The invention relates generally to dual mode bipropellant chemical rocket propulsion systems to be used in aerospace applications for 1) orbit raising, orbit manoeuvres and maintenance, attitude control and deorbiting of spacecraft, and/or 2) propellant settling, attitude and roll control of missiles, launchers and space planes. The present invention also relates to a dual mode chemical rocket engine for use in such systems.

04/21/16
20160107737 

Apparatus for propelling watercraft


The apparatus arranged such that the blades and hub are provided within the housing and the blades are fixed to the housing and to the hub, the apparatus is formed such that when in use with an engine on a watercraft, the propeller shaft of the engine is inserted into and attached to the hub and activation of the engine causes the shaft, hub, blade and housing to all rotate resulting in the apparatus propelling the watercraft across or through the water.. .

04/21/16
20160107730 

Evacuation system


The present invention relates to an evacuation system for a vessel or offshore facility, comprising a storage unit having a length, a width and a height defining a volume of the storage unit, the storage unit in a storage situation being adapted to house one or more self-propelling, inflatable floatable units, the inflatable floatable units each having a capacity of more than 150 persons, and a deployment arrangement having a displacement device, wherein a maximum height of the storage unit is 2.7 metres, and the displacement device is adapted to displace the one or more self-propelling, inflatable floatable units in a substantially horizontal and linear direction out of the storage unit below the maximum height and subsequently lower the one or more self-propelling, inflatable floatable units into the water in a substantially vertical direction.. .

04/21/16
20160107660 

Railway vehicle


The invention relates to a self-propelled vehicle (10) provided only with rail-engaging rolling means (18) comprising: a chassis (14); a working surface (16) connected thereto for supporting equipment, materials (20) and personnel; and positioning means (22, 24) connected to the chassis for lifting the vehicle and moving it laterally with respect to a direction of rail travel between a trackside location and an on-track location (12). A lifting apparatus (28) is mountable on the chassis and moveable along the length of the working surface (16).

04/21/16
20160107647 

Self-propelled civil engineering machine and controlling a civil engineering machine


A civil engineering machine and a method of controlling the machine are based on the position of at least one reference point which is relevant to the control of the civil engineering machine being changed, as the civil engineering machine moves, as a function of a relative position of the at least one reference point relative to a desired path of travel.. .

04/21/16
20160107202 

Power-operated air propelling work apparatus


A power-operated air propelling work apparatus includes: an air flow pipe including an air inlet opening, an air outlet opening and a pipe wall formed between the air inlet opening and the air outlet opening to define an air flow passageway inside the pipe wall; an electric air propelling fan disposed within the air flow passageway for sucking in air from the air inlet opening and blowing out air from the air outlet opening; an apparatus housing surrounding and supporting the air flow pipe and forming a housing space between the apparatus housing and the air flow pipe; and a control circuit unit disposed within the housing space for controlling an operation of the electric air propelling fan, wherein the pipe wall is formed with an air passage hole by which the air flow passageway and the housing space communicate with each other.. .

04/21/16
20160107166 

Self contained coal processing unit


A mobile coal processing unit can be loaded onto a truck and driven to an actual coal mine to break and sort coal. Once at the coal mine the mobile coal processing machine can self-propel itself to a desired location where it is to process coal.

04/21/16
20160107094 

Flying battle game system using multirotor-type flying robots, and flying battle game method using thereof


A flying battle game system using multirotor-type flying robots, and a flying battle game method using thereof are disclosed. In some embodiments, under the system, each multirotor-type flying robot runs an offline flying battle game, and the robot contains a body in which a battery is equipped; a propulsion unit that comprises a plurality of propellants that receive power supply to move from the battery; an infrared (ir) transmitting/receiving unit at the body that transmits and receives ir signals; an illumination unit at the body that flickers in different patterns according to the robot's flying motion; and a control unit at the body that receives control signals from a wireless manipulator and then controls the ir transmitting/receiving unit, the illumination unit and movements of the propellants, wherein the propulsion unit lets the multirotor-type flying robot have flying motions of perpendicular ascent and drop by rotary propellers' motion according to a rotation of a motor that works by power supply from the battery..

04/21/16
20160106664 

Novel propellant containing preparations for tiotropium


The present invention relates to a novel propellant-gas-containing medicament composition based on tiotropium 1, processes for the preparation thereof and the use of such medicament compositions in the treatment of respiratory complaints.. .

04/21/16
20160106634 

Aerosol device based on sebum-absorbing powder and calcium carbonate


The present invention relates to an aerosol device comprising a container containing: one or more propellants, and a composition comprising: one or more sebum-absorbing powders with a sebum uptake of greater than or equal to 35 ml/100 g; one or more styling powders comprising calcium carbonate; less than 10% by weight of one or more c2-4 monoalcohols relative to the total weight of the composition, the propellant(s) possibly being present in the composition or, in the container, separate from the com-position. The invention also relates to a process for the dry-washing and cosmetic treatment of keratin materials, comprising a step of applying to the hair the cosmetic composition, sprayed from the aerosol device..

04/21/16
20160106031 

Automatic turn-sensing ground speed reduction systems and related methods for walk-behind machines


Automatic turn-sensing ground speed reduction systems and related methods for walk-behind, self-propelled machines are disclosed. In one aspect, automatic turn-sensing ground speed reduction systems and related methods can include a control unit and a sensor.

04/14/16
20160102954 

Munition with unexploded ordnance limiting


A munition includes a projectile and a propellant unit. A propellant insert in the propellant unit has at least two propellant chambers each receiving a respective propellant charge.

04/14/16
20160102263 

Fluidizable algae-based powdered fuel and methods for making and using same


An algae-based powdered fuel is configured to be fluidized in a gas stream. The algae-based powdered fuel is manufactured by drying an algae slurry to produce a powdered composition and then comminuting the powdered composition to produce the fuel.

04/14/16
20160101880 

Kinetic energy storage and transfer (kest) space launch system


A kinetic energy storage and transfer (kest) vehicle and target vehicle kinetic energy transfer method are provided. The kest vehicle is configured to transfer kinetic energy to the target vehicle, propelling the target vehicle into a higher orbit or beyond the earth.

04/14/16
20160101856 

Wearable unmanned aerial vehicles, and associated systems and methods


Wearable unmanned aerial vehicles and associated systems and methods are disclosed. A representative unmanned aerial vehicle includes a wearable, flyable support structure, and a propulsion system carried by the support structure.

04/14/16
20160101854 

Gyroplane


The present invention relates to a gyroplane comprising rotating wings with hydraulically-operated fan propellers. The rotating wing (6) with hydraulically-operated fan propellers comprises a radial hydraulic motor (6-2) and hydraulically-operated fan propellers (6-1).

04/14/16
20160101843 

Methods and arrangements for redirecting thrust from a propeller


Methods and arrangements to redirect a forward thrust generated by a propeller of a watercraft to provide a non-forward thrust are disclosed. More specifically, embodiments comprise a control surface to redirect the forward thrust from the propeller.

04/14/16
20160101840 

Apparatus for performing overhead work using air-propelled vessel with articulating member


A wide, flat-bottom, buoyant, amphibious hull with a powered articulating member mounted on the deck. The hull has a shallow draft and distributes its weight over a large area and is propelled by at least one engine-driven propeller rotating above the hull.

04/14/16
20160101741 

Self propelled device with magnetic coupling


A self-propelled device includes a spherical housing and an internal drive system including one or more motors. The internal drive system acts to provide power to an interior surface of the spherical housing, thereby causing the self-propelled device to move.

04/14/16
20160101709 

Hybrid electrically powered transportation system utilizing renewable energy stored in supercapacitors


An electrical grid management system is disclosed, and includes a plurality of segmented pathways that each include a corresponding renewable energy source and a vehicle propelled along the plurality of segmented pathways. The electrical grid management system includes a system control module including control logic determining a baseline operational plan.

04/14/16
20160101700 

Control a vehicle


A control system for a vehicle includes an electric drive system associated with a first set of wheels. The electric drive system is configured to selectively provide electric motive power to the first set of wheels to propel the vehicle and electric retarding to slow the vehicle.

04/14/16
20160101699 

System and reducing fuel consumption in a vehicle


A drive system includes an engine, an alternator coupled to the engine, the alternator being configured to power at least one auxiliary load, a traction motor system operatively coupled to drive wheels of the vehicle, the traction motor system being configured for receiving primary electrical power from the alternator and for propelling the vehicle in response to the primary electrical power, and a motor electrically connected to the traction motor system and mechanically coupled to the engine. The motor is configured to receive electrical power from the traction motor system in a dynamic braking mode of operation of the traction motor system and to communicate power to the engine during the dynamic braking mode..

04/14/16
20160101368 

Propeller and frame assemblies for toys


A toy assembly is provided. The toy assembly may include a housing, a drive shaft mounted for rotation to the housing and defining an axis, a propeller with a central portion mounted for pivotal movement to the drive shaft, and two blades extending from the central portion to distal ends.

04/14/16
20160101184 

Surfactant-free water-free foamable compositions, breakable foams and gels and their uses


A substantially surface active agent tree composition which includes a hydrophobic solvent, and/or a petrolatm, a paraffin wax and/or a fatty alcohol, a fatty acid and/or a wax and/or shea butter, with and without a propellant. A substantially surface active agent free composition, further comprising, a tetracycline antibiotic, or a vitamin d derivative, or one or more other active agents.

04/14/16
20160101051 

Non surfactant hydro-alcoholic foamable compositions, breakable foams and their uses


A substantially surface active agent-free foamable composition which includes short-chain alcohol, water, polymer, fatty alcohol or fatty acid or a combination of fatty alcohol and fatty acid and propellant. A substantially surface active agent-free foamable composition which includes, water, polymer, fatty alcohol or fatty acid and propellant.

04/14/16
20160100667 

Multi-diffusion-orifice aerosol device for dry-washing the hair


The present invention relates to an aerosol device comprising: —a container containing: —one or more propellants, and—a composition comprising one or more sebum-absorbing powders with a sebum uptake of greater than or equal to 35 ml/100 g, the propellant(s) possibly being present in the composition or, in the container, separate from the composition, —a means for dispensing the said aerosol composition, comprising a diffuser equipped with at least two, and better three, spray orifices (22). The invention also relates to a process for the dry-washing and cosmetic treatment of keratin materials, comprising a step of applying to the hair the cosmetic composition, sprayed from the particular aerosol device..

04/14/16
20160100569 

Motion decoy system for duck hunters


A motion decoy system that mimics a flock of birds swimming within a body of water includes a drive unit and a plurality of bird decoys; the drive unit having a frame, a first line, a second line, a trolling motor, and a propeller. The plurality of bird decoys includes a first plurality of decoys pivotally connected to the first line, a second plurality of decoys pivotally connected to the second line, and a third plurality of decoys pivotally connected to the frame.

04/07/16
20160097311 

Filter


Filter for application in motor vehicles in general, urban or rural use, terrestrial, aquatic or aerial use, such as car, motorcycle, truck, bus, train, boat, ship, vessel, airplane, jet ski, snowmobile, tractor, any vehicle or machine powered by a combustion engine, electric, hybrid, hydrogen, gasoline, methanol, ethanol, butanol, diesel, kerosene, or any other technology or fuel, which can also be applied to any equipment using a combustion engine, like generators or turbines for stationary power generation, large water pump and agricultural equipment use, and aircraft powered by turbo-jets, turbo-fans, turbo propellers, piston engines or others, and may also provide versions for residential, commercial, industrial and hospital use, among others, with the addition of a power supply (transformer) on the power input and a possible adjustment in a cabinet with appropriate design for each use.. .

04/07/16
20160096781 

Solid combustible propellant composition


A propellant composition is disclosed, comprising a chlorine-free solid oxidizer, a fuel, a polymer binder, and a dodecaborate salt.. .
Goodrich Corporation


04/07/16
20160096780 

Solid combustible propellant composition


A solid combustible propellant composition is disclosed comprising a solid oxidizer composition comprising ammonium nitrate and at least one other solid oxidizer having a decomposition or melting temperature of at least 500° c., a fuel, and a polymer binder that decomposes by chain scission to undergo liquefaction during combustion of the propellant composition.. .
Goodrich Corporation


04/07/16
20160096607 

Inboard/outboard with portable outdrive


An apparatus for propelling a water craft including an outboard propulsion assembly having a removable configuration that can be mounted and demounted by hand without tools and a portable size so that it can be carried by an individual.. .

04/07/16
20160096605 

Paddle watercraft


A propulsion mechanism to propel a watercraft through water comprises paddle bars pivotally attached to a support at a first pivot, the paddle bars having a handle at a first end and a paddled second end. A paddle is pivotally attached to the second end of each paddle bar at a second pivot.

04/07/16
20160096260 

Methods and expelling a projectile


Some embodiments are directed to a tool arranged to at least partially expel a projectile. The tool includes a housing having a primary axis, and, at least partially enclosed within the housing, a firing mechanism and a projectile arranged to be at least partially expelled from the housing in a direction parallel to the primary axis on actuation of the firing mechanism.
Qinetiq Limited


04/07/16
20160096202 

Flexible cleaning lance postioner guide apparatus


A flexible high pressure fluid cleaning lance drive apparatus includes a guide rail having a longitudinal axis adapted to be positioned within a boiler water box and aligned in a fixed position with respect to a central axis of the water box. A tractor drive module is mounted on the guide rail, a helix clad high pressure fluid hose drive module is mounted on the guide rail operable to propel a flexible lance helix clad hose through the drive module along an axis parallel to the guide rail longitudinal axis, and a right angle guide rotator module is mounted on the guide rail and connected to the tractor module for positioning a rotatable high pressure nozzle carried by the helix clad hose within a guide tube attached to the rotator module..
Stoneage, Inc.


04/07/16
20160095487 

Self-propelled, dust-collecting robot


A self-propelled, dust-collecting robot includes a chassis, an electric motor supported by the chassis, and first and second rechargeable battery packs disposed inside the chassis for supplying current to the electric motor. First and second castors are respectively disposed immediately underneath the first and second battery packs.
Makita Corporation


03/31/16
20160091275 

Advanced muzzleloader system


A muzzleloader system is provided. The muzzleloader system includes a barrel with a muzzle and chamber end, a chamber block including a flash channel, a rotating primer holder and a round having a reusable inert projectile body with a sealed propellant charge.

03/31/16
20160090461 

Mixtures containing 1,1,1,3,3,3-hexafluorobutene and 1-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoropropene


The present invention relates to mixtures of 1,1,1,3,3,3-hexafluorobutene (1336mzzm) and 1-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoropropene (1233zd). The blends are useful as blowing agents for polymer foam, solvents, aerosol propellants and heat transfer media..
Honeywell International Inc.


03/31/16
20160090330 

Oxidizer-rich liquid monopropellants for a dual mode chemical rocket engine


The subject invention relates to oxidizer-rich liquid monopropellants based on adn or han for a dual mode bipropellant chemical rocket engine. Such engines may be part of propulsion systems to be used in aerospace applications for 1) orbit raising, orbit manoeuvres and maintenance, attitude control and deorbiting of spacecraft, and/or 2) propellant settling, attitude and roll control of missiles, launchers and space planes..
Ecaps Ab


03/31/16
20160090275 

Wireless power supply for self-propelled elevator


An elevator system includes an elevator car having an elevator car subsystem; a guide rail to guide the elevator car along a hoistway; primary windings positioned along the hoistway; permanent magnets coupled to the elevator car, the primary windings and permanent magnets defining a linear motor for imparting motion to the elevator car in response to a drive signal; and secondary windings coupled to the elevator car, the secondary windings generating a current to power the elevator car subsystem.. .
Otis Elevator Company


03/31/16
20160090197 

Kinetic energy storage and transfer (kest) space launch system


A kinetic energy storage and transfer (kest) vehicle and target vehicle kinetic energy transfer method are provided. The kest vehicle is configured to transfer kinetic energy to the target vehicle, propelling the target vehicle into a higher orbit or beyond the earth.
The Aerospace Corporation


03/31/16
20160090164 

Steerable tractor-type drive for boats


A tractor-type stern drive for a boat includes a drive housing pivotally attached to the stern of the boat about a steering axis. At least one pulling-type propeller is rotatably mounted to a forward end of the gear casing.
Ab Volvo Penta


03/31/16
20160090162 

Tractor-type drive for boats with trim plane


A drive for a boat includes a gear case and a propeller rotatably mounted to a front of the gear case. The drive also includes a drive support for mounting the gear case to the boat.
Ab Volvo Penta


03/31/16
20160090133 

Magnetically coupled accessory for a self-propelled device


A system comprising a self-propelled device and an accessory device. The self-propelled device includes a spherical housing, and a drive system provided within the spherical housing to cause the self-propelled device to roll.
Sphero, Inc.


03/31/16
20160090107 

Vehicle traction control system and method


A method and system determine, during movement of a vehicle system along a route, a tractive load demanded by the vehicle system to propel the vehicle system along the route. The vehicle system includes a propulsion-generating vehicle having plural individually controllable traction motors.
General Electric Company


03/31/16
20160090083 

Drivetrain control method and system


A drivetrain system can drive a vehicle by a first motor and a second motor. A drivetrain couples the first motor with a first axle and comprises a propeller shaft transmitting torque from the first motor to a second axle and coupled with the second motor.
Gkn Driveline Japan Ltd


03/31/16
20160090074 

Managing ring gear torque in a hybrid electric vehicle to increase available wheel torque


A hybrid electric vehicle includes an engine that can selectively provide drive torque to propel the vehicle. An electric machine also selectively provides drive torque.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc


03/31/16
20160089589 

Gaming system and related method


An exemplary gaming system, in one implementation, provides active interaction between one or more players and the gaming system. Such an exemplary gaming system includes a receptacle with one or more holes to receive first gaming objects thrown at it.

03/31/16
20160089588 

Gaming system and related method


An exemplary gaming system, in one implementation, provides active interaction between one or more players and the gaming system. Such an exemplary gaming system includes a receptacle with one or more holes to receive first gaming objects thrown at it.

03/31/16
20160088786 

Active coulter planting system


Active coulters are integrated into a planter for a walk-behind tractor. The coulters are “active” (rather than passive) because the coulters are powered (i.e.
The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture


03/31/16
20160088785 

System and terminating cover crops using vehicle-generated heat


A cover crop termination system uses heat from a vehicle's exhaust to terminate a cover crop. Preferably, the cover crop termination system is mounted on the front portion of a walk-behind tractor.

03/24/16
20160086765 

Electron detection system


An electron detection system for detecting secondary electrons emitted from a sample irradiated by a focused ion beam (fib). The fib emanates from a fib column and travels along a beam axis within a beam region, which extends from the fib column to the sample.
El-mul Technologies Ltd.


03/24/16
20160084436 

Self-propelled working device


A self-propelled working device has a housing and an operating element arranged on the housing. A pivot bearing is arranged on the housing.
Viking Gmbh


03/24/16
20160084317 

Power transmission shaft and propeller shaft for vehicle


A power transmission shaft has a shaft member having, on an outer peripheral surface thereof, a male spline; a cylindrical member having, on an inner peripheral surface thereof, a female spline; and a seal member provided in a pressed state between an outer peripheral seal surface formed on the outer peripheral surface of the shaft member and an inner peripheral seal surface formed on the inner peripheral surface of the cylindrical member. The cylindrical member is spline-engaged with the shaft member by one end side of the shaft member being inserted into the cylindrical member from an other end side of the cylindrical member.
Hitachi Automotive Systems Kyushu, Ltd.


03/24/16
20160084059 

Methods and downhole propellant-based stimulation with wellbore pressure containment


Downhole stimulation tools include a housing and at least one propellant structure within the housing comprising at least one propellant grain of a formulation, at least another propellant grain of a formulation different from the formulation of the at least one propellant grain longitudinally adjacent the at least one propellant grain, and at least one initiation element proximate at least one of the propellant grains. At least one pressure containment structure is secured to the housing and comprises a seal element expandable in response to gas pressure generated by combustion of a propellant grain of the at least one propellant structure.
Orbital Atk, Inc.


03/24/16
20160084055 

Downhole stimulation tools and related methods of stimulating a producing formation


A downhole stimulation tool comprising an outer housing exhibiting apertures extending therethrough, opposing propellant structures within the outer housing, and at least one initiator adjacent each of the opposing propellant structures. Each of the opposing propellant structures comprise at least one higher combustion rate propellant region, and at least one lower combustion rate propellant region longitudinally adjacent the at least one higher combustion rate propellant region.
Orbital Atk, Inc.


03/24/16
20160083239 

A beverage dispensing system and a dispensing beverage


The present invention relates to a beverage dispensing system (30). The beverage dispensing system comprises a beverage container (32) defining an internal volume including a beverage and an openable and closable dispensing device comprising a tapping line.
Carlsberg Breweries A/s


03/24/16
20160083226 

Linear motor stator core for self-propelled elevator


An elevator system includes a hoistway; an elevator car to travel in the hoistway; permanent magnets mounted to one of the elevator car and the hoistway; and a stator mounted to the other of the elevator car and the hoist way, the stator including windings coacting with the permanent magnets to control motion of the elevator car in the hoistway, the stator having a stator core supporting the windings, the stator core being electrically non-conductive.. .
Otis Elevator Company


03/24/16
20160083225 

Stator structure for self-propelled elevator


An elevator system includes a hoistway; an elevator car to travel in the hoistway, the elevator car having permanent magnets mounted thereto; a stator mounted in the hoistway, the stator coacting with the permanent magnets to control motion of the elevator car in the hoistway, the stator including: a plurality of modular coil modules, each coil module including stacked coil assemblies, each coil assembly including stacked coil units, each coil unit corresponding to one phase of the stator.. .
Otis Elevator Company


03/24/16
20160083119 

Thrust augmentation systems


Methods and apparatuses for augmenting thrusts using ionized gases. A gas is partially ionized, which then ionizes a second, neutral gas.

03/24/16
20160083106 

Device for cutting-off power to the alternators of a turbine engine during acceleration


A dc electrical generation system for an aircraft propelled by a turbine engine, such as a turbojet, includes at least one electrical energy storage capacity, at least one generator driven mechanically by a rotation shaft of the turbine engine and electrical connections between the electrical energy storage capacity, the generator and the aircraft equipment for powering the above-mentioned equipment with dc current, also including at least one alternative for supplying dc current to the equipment, which are autonomous in relation to any mechanical driving by a rotation shaft of the turbine engine, and a device that can cut-off power to the generator(s) and simultaneously activate the alternative current supply. The power cut-off device for triggering power cut-off and activating the alternative current supply is controlled by a control or operating parameter of the turbine engine.
Snecma


03/24/16
20160083077 

Single blade propeller with variable pitch


An improved performance propeller employs a single propeller blade having an axis of rotation and a centripetal force about the axis. A pitch control unit is mounted opposite the single propeller blade and has a compensating centripetal force with respect to the single propeller blade about the axis...
The Boeing Company


03/24/16
20160083076 

Automatic propeller torque protection system


An aircraft is provided and includes one or more main rotors, one or more and propellers including blades that are rotatable about a rotational axis, a pitch of each of the blades being controllable, and a flight control computer disposed to control the pitch of each of the blades to reduce propeller blade pitch angles in an event of an engine failure.. .
Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation


03/24/16
20160083075 

Aircraft


An aircraft (40). The aircraft comprises a plurality of propellers (46) mounted to wings (44).
Rolls-royce Plc


03/24/16
20160083073 

Vehicle noise control and communication


This disclosure is directed to an automated aerial vehicle (“aav”) and systems, devices, and techniques pertaining to canceling noise, generating audible communications, and/or generating visible communications. The aav may include one or more propellers utilized, in part, to produce sound that cancels noise generated by one or more other propellers.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.


03/24/16
20160083064 

Wave power


A wave-powered water vehicle includes a surface float, a submerged swimmer, and a tether which connects the float and the swimmer, so that the swimmer moves up and down as a result of wave motion. The swimmer includes one or more fins which interact with the water as the swimmer moves up and down, and generate forces which propel the vehicle forward.
Liquid Robotics, Inc.


03/24/16
20160083060 

Oscillating propulsor


A curved body (830), for propelling fluids, crafts and harvesting fluid power, comprises a convex outer leading surface securely connected to a concave inner trailing surface to define an open vessel. Upon oscillation, ambient fluids are accelerated and ejected from the vessel to propel the vessel and the ambient fluids in opposite directions.

03/24/16
20160083054 

Controlling controlling a floating arrangement


A controlling system is used for controlling a state of a floating arrangement comprising plurality of containers, such as shipping or standard freight containers, especially consistent with iso standard. At least some of the containers comprise a float arrangement having e.g.

03/24/16
20160083051 

Arc loading system


A system and method are for transferring fluid cargo between a cargo vessel and a cargo connection point at open sea where the cargo vessel is required to keep an end portion of the cargo vessel up towards the resultant element force direction, wherein at least one self-propelled buoy, that is designed to be in fluid connection with the cargo connection point, is connectable to a side portion of the cargo vessel, there being a cargo line that is connectable between the self-propelled buoy and the cargo vessel, and where the self-propelled buoy is designed to keep the self-propelled buoy within predetermined radial distance boundaries from the cargo connection point also when it is attached to the cargo vessel.. .
Hiload Lng As


03/24/16
20160082992 

Power assignment forming vehicle systems


A power assignment system and method determine a needed amount of power for propelling a vehicle system along a route and identify propulsion-generating vehicles for inclusion in the vehicle system based on power capabilities of the one or more propulsion-generating vehicles. Handling parameters of the vehicle system are determined for different groups of the propulsion-generating vehicles, and the propulsion-generating vehicles in at least one of the groups are selected based on the handling parameters.
General Electric Company


03/24/16
20160082990 

Systems and methods for identifying different types of traction motors in a vehicle system


A control system including a measurement module configured to receive motor measurements that represent operating parameters of plural traction motors of a common vehicle system as the vehicle system propels along a route. The control system also includes an analysis module configured to compare the motor measurements to an expected measurement.
General Electric Company


03/24/16
20160082964 

Vehicle controls including dynamic vehicle mass and road grade estimation during vehicle operation


Apparatuses, methods and systems including dynamic estimations of vehicle mass and road grade estimation are disclosed. One exemplary embodiment is a method including operating a vehicle system to propel a vehicle, determining with a controller a vehicle mass estimate and an uncertainty of the vehicle mass estimate, evaluating with the controller the uncertainty of the vehicle mass estimate relative to at least one criterion, if the uncertainty of the vehicle mass estimate satisfies the criterion, determining with the controller a road grade estimate, and controlling with the controller utilizing the road grade estimate at least one of a vehicle speed and an engine output..
Cummins Inc.


03/24/16
20160082798 

Amphibious marsh craft


A tracked, amphibious vehicle, comprising at least two, spaced, elongated pontoons disposed generally parallel to one another. A platform structure can be supported by and structurally connects the pontoons, the platform structure including a transom, a lowermost generally horizontally extending panel above a free clearance area under a bottom panel and between the pontoons through which terrain and debris can pass.

03/24/16
20160082204 

Nasal spray device


A nasal spray device for the delivery of a pharmaceutical formulation to the nasal cavity in metered doses. The device includes: a pressurised aerosol canister including a vial containing a pharmaceutical formulation including an active ingredient, a propellant and, optionally, a co-solvent, the aerosol canister further including a metering valve having a valve stem; and an actuator for the aerosol canister, the actuator including a stem block having a receptacle into which the valve stem of metering valve of the aerosol canister is received and axially located and being displaceable relative to the vial of the aerosol canister to actuate the metering valve of the aerosol canister, a sump extending below the receptacle, the stem block further defining a discharge orifice for the pharmaceutical formulation and a transfer channel through which a dispensed dose of the pharmaceutical formulation is able to pass from the sump to the discharge orifice..
Teva Branded Pharmaceutical Products R&d, Inc.


03/24/16
20160081910 

Aerosol antiperspirants


An aerosol antiperspirant composition comprising: at least one active antiperspirant ingredient, a bis-vinyl dimethicone/dimethicone copolymer, a silicone solvent, at least one fatty acid ester and at least one propellant.. .
Colgate-palmolive Company


03/24/16
20160081526 

Self-propelled working device


A self-propelled working device is provided with a housing and a pivot bearing arranged on the housing. At least one operating element is arranged on the housing.
Viking Gmbh


03/24/16
20160081264 

Liquid dispensing equipment with active suspension system


Self-propelled liquid dispensing equipment having ground engaging wheels and an active trailing link suspension system in which either suspension struts or air struts control suspension travel. A liquid pressure transducer is connected to a liquid reservoir to provide a control input that varies the assist given by the suspension struts or air strut in direct proportion to the quantity of liquid.
Cnh Industrial America Llc


03/17/16
20160079814 

Dynamometer for a test stand for an aircraft turbomachine


The invention relates to a rotating electric machine, such as a dynamometer. The rotor of the machine comprises a circular row of resultant magnetic poles of which the polarity forms an alternation of opposed poles.
Techspace Aero S.a.


03/17/16
20160076625 

Transmission for self-propelled rolling vehicle and self-propelled vehicle equipped with such a transmission


The invention relates to a transmission (6) for a self-propelled wheeled vehicle (1) of the type comprising at least one rotary inlet shaft (8), an outlet shaft (9) suitable for driving at least one wheel (3) of the vehicle in rotation, a casing (7) that houses said shafts (8, 9) at least partially, and motion transmission means (10) for transmitting the motion of the inlet shaft (8) to the outlet shaft (9). Said transmission is characterized in that the motion transmission means (10) comprise at least one electromagnetic clutch (11)..
France Reducteurs


03/17/16
20160076226 

System and monitoring a machine


A system for monitoring a machine at a work site includes a prime mover, a ground-engaging drive mechanism to propel the machine, and a plurality of sensors. A controller generates propulsion commands to propel the machine about the work site in an autonomous or semi-autonomous manner and determines a plurality of performance characteristics of the machine.
Caterpillar Inc.


03/17/16
20160075501 

Aerosol device with multi-aperture diffusion for hair shaping and/or style holding


The present invention provides an aerosol device comprising: —a container containing: —one or more propellants, and —a composition comprising one or more fixing polymers and/or one or more styling powders comprising one or more water-insoluble inorganic compounds, the propellant or propellants possibly being present in the composition or in the container, separate from the composition, —a means for distributing said aerosol composition, comprising a diffuser having at least three spraying apertures for spraying the composition in a main spraying direction. The invention further provides a method for shaping the hair and/or maintaining the style, comprising a step of applying to the wet or dry hair a cosmetic composition sprayed from a specific aerosol device..
L'oreal


03/17/16
20160075420 

Pedal propelled watercraft with accessory mount


A watercraft having a propulsion device accessible from within its cockpit. The propulsion device includes a pedaling assembly with seals to prevent ingress of water to the interior of the device's housing.
Legacy Paddlesports Llc


03/17/16
20160075419 

Trimmable pod drive


Disclosed herein is a trimmable pod drive assembly that includes a pod drive unit having a transmission assembly secured to a steering unit, a gear case assembly coupled to and rotatable by the steering unit about a steering axis, and a propeller rotatable about a propeller driveshaft axis extending through the gear case assembly so as to generate thrust along a thrust vector. The trimmable pod drive assembly further includes a trim assembly secured to the pod drive unit in a manner allowing for rotation of the pod drive unit about a trim axis that is substantially perpendicular to the steering axis, wherein actuation of at least one component of the trim assembly causes movement of the pod drive unit and the thrust vector about the trim axis..
Davis Engineering, Llc


03/17/16
20160075343 

Zip line trolley retriever system


A cable riding transporter having one or more drive sheaves in rolling contact with the upper side of a suspended cable and including a motor operatively engaging at least one of the drive sheaves for propelling the retriever along the cable and including a control for operating the motor and its direction of rotation and mechanism to interconnect the transporter with a load, such as a zip line trolley.. .

03/17/16
20160075231 

Bracket assembly


A bracket assembly that supports an intermediate bearing fitted onto a propeller shaft, includes: a cylindrical member that supports the intermediate bearing; and a bracket fixed to the cylindrical member and to a vehicle body, the bracket includes an arc member that extends along an outer circumference surface of the cylindrical member, and legs that extend from ends of the arc member and are fixed to the vehicle body, and the arc member includes: a fixed portion that is fixed to the cylindrical member; a first fragile portion between one of the ends of the arc member and the fixed portion; and a second fragile portion between other of the ends of the arc member and the fixed portion, in which the first and second fragile portions are more fragile against a load in an axial direction of the cylindrical member than other portions of the arc member.. .
Showa Corporation






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