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Date/App# patent app List of recent Propel-related patents
02/04/16
20160036183 
 Propeller deicing brush block patent thumbnailnew patent Propeller deicing brush block
A brush block assembly and a method of assembling the same are described. The brush block assembly includes two or more brushes arranged in one or more rows, each of the two or more brushes comprised of a pressed electrically conductive material with an integral lead wire and a terminal, and one or more terminal studs, each of the two or more brush blocks within a same one of the one or more rows being separated by one of the one or more terminal studs, a helical spring coupled respectively to each of the two or more brushes, and insulated wires from a power supply and the respective terminal of each of the two or more brushes within the same one of the one or more rows being retained by the one of the one or more terminal studs in the one of the one or more rows..
Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation


02/04/16
20160033967 
 Self-propelled device with actively engaged drive system patent thumbnailnew patent Self-propelled device with actively engaged drive system
A self-propelled device is provided including a drive system, a spherical housing, and a biasing mechanism. The drive system includes one or more motors that are contained within the spherical housing.
Sphero, Inc.


02/04/16
20160033250 
 Crystalline explosive material patent thumbnailnew patent Crystalline explosive material
Compositions containing an explosive material in the form of a cocrystal are detonated for use in munitions, propellants, and demolition. A composition contains 2,4,6,8,10,12-hexanitro-2,4,6,8,10,12-hexaazaisowurtzitane (cl-20 or hniw) and at least one energetic material.
The Regents Of The University Of Michigan


02/04/16
20160033248 
 Detonation command and control patent thumbnailnew patent Detonation command and control
The detonation of one or more explosive charges and propellant charges by a detonator in response to a fire control signal from a command and control system comprised of a command center and instrumentation center with a communications link therebetween. The fire control signal is selectively provided to the detonator from the instrumentation center if plural detonation control switches at the command center are in a fire authorization status, and instruments, and one or more interlocks, if included, are in a ready for firing status.
Los Alamos National Security, Llc


02/04/16
20160033231 
 Converted muzzleloader arrow gun patent thumbnailnew patent Converted muzzleloader arrow gun
A muzzleloader firearm is converted into a firearm adapted for firing an arrow. The stock assembly of the muzzleloader firearm is retained while the barrel assembly is completely removed, and replaced by an arrow barrel assembly.
Ardesa, S.a.


02/04/16
20160032877 
 Vehicle, jet propelled watercraft, and engine unit patent thumbnailnew patent Vehicle, jet propelled watercraft, and engine unit
A jet propelled watercraft includes a watercraft body, an engine mounted on the watercraft body, an air intake box configured to supply air to the engine, and a mounting portion provided on the air intake box. The air intake box is disposed opposite to the engine.
Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha


02/04/16
20160032839 
 Compositions and methods for generating cavitation resistance patent thumbnailnew patent Compositions and methods for generating cavitation resistance
A method for generating cavitation resistance in a liquid, a portion of which can be in contact with a surface is disclosed. The disclosed method can be carried out by pressure-treating the liquid, the liquid portion in contact with the surface, and/or the surface for a sufficient time to develop resistance to cavitation.

02/04/16
20160031571 
 Multiple stage tractor propulsion vehicle patent thumbnailnew patent Multiple stage tractor propulsion vehicle
A multiple stage orbital delivery vehicle that uses tractor propulsion to launch the vehicle into space. Only the upper stage of the vehicle includes an engine and avionics allowing the lower stages to be only liquid propellant tanks that may be dumped when empty.
The Boeing Company


02/04/16
20160031556 
 Impact resistant propeller system, fast response electric propulsion system and lightweight vertical take-off and landing aircraft using same patent thumbnailnew patent Impact resistant propeller system, fast response electric propulsion system and lightweight vertical take-off and landing aircraft using same
An aerial vehicle adapted for vertical takeoff and landing using pivoting thrust producing elements for takeoff and landing. An aerial vehicle which is adapted to takeoff with thrust units providing vertical thrust and then transitioning to a horizontal flight path.
Joby Aviation, Inc.


02/04/16
20160031555 
 Aerodynamically efficient lightweight vertical take-off and landing aircraft with pivoting rotors and stowing rotor blades patent thumbnailnew patent Aerodynamically efficient lightweight vertical take-off and landing aircraft with pivoting rotors and stowing rotor blades
An aerial vehicle adapted for vertical takeoff and landing using a set of wing mounted thrust producing elements and a set of tail mounted rotors for takeoff and landing. An aerial vehicle which is adapted to vertical takeoff with the rotors in a rotated, take-off attitude then transitions to a horizontal flight path, with the rotors rotated to a typical horizontal configuration.
Joby Aviation, Inc.


02/04/16
20160031540 
new patent

Marine ducted propeller jet propulsion system


A jet propulsion unit for a marine vessel that comprises a diffuser/confusor; a steering control nozzle assembly; and a radius. The radius is introduced at a transition point between the diffuser/confusor and steering control nozzle assembly so that the diffuser/confusor can control a shape of water flow exiting the propulsion unit and can control corresponding acceleration over a large pressure differential presented by a wide range of vessel speeds, maneuvers and sea conditions..

02/04/16
20160031539 
new patent

Jet propelled watercraft


A jet propelled watercraft includes a watercraft body, an engine in the watercraft body, a jet pump configured to generate a jet thrust by a driving force of the engine, an intake pipe configured to supply air to the engine, an air intake box, and a filter. The air intake box includes a connecting port connected to the intake pipe and an inlet configured to take in ambient air.
Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha


02/04/16
20160031538 
new patent

Jet propelled watercraft


A jet propelled watercraft includes a front stopper that is disposed between a hull and an engine, that faces the hull across a space therebetween in an up-down direction, and that is made of an elastic material. The engine includes a crankshaft rotatable around a crankshaft axis, a crankcase that houses the crankshaft, a case cover attached to the crankcase, and a stopper attachment portion that is integral and unitary with the case cover and to which the front stopper is attached..
Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha


02/04/16
20160031434 
new patent

Methods and system for starting an engine of a hybrid vehicle


Systems and methods for cranking an engine of a hybrid vehicle that includes an electric machine to crank the engine and propel the vehicle are disclosed. In one example, engine cranking speed and engine cranking source are selected in response to vehicle operating conditions that may affect whether or not an electrical power source has sufficient energy to crank the engine..
Ford Global Technologies, Llc


02/04/16
20160031155 
new patent

Method and additive mechanical growth of tubular structures


A method and apparatus is disclosed for additive manufacturing and three-dimensional printing, and specifically for extruding tubular objects. A print head extrudes a curable material into a tubular object, while simultaneously curing the tubular object and utilizing the interior of the cured portion of the tubular object for stabilizing and propelling the print head..
Cc3d Llc


02/04/16
20160029564 
new patent

Strapping system for agricultural implement


A strapping system for an agricultural implement includes a strap feeding assembly positioned on a first side of a baling chamber, the strap feeding assembly being configured to propel a strap through or around at least a portion of the baling chamber. The system includes a needle positioned on a second side of the baling chamber, opposite the first side.
Cnh Industrial America Llc


02/04/16
20160029551 
new patent

Portable hydroseeder


A portable hydroseeding system comprising a housing for containing a slurry, a propellant means connected to the housing and an outlet control mechanism for distributing the slurry.. .

01/28/16
20160025468 

Low-collateral damage directed fragmentation munition


A directed munition has a non-fragmentation casing, and an explosive within the casing that is configured to propel fragments out an opening of the casing when the explosive is detonated. The casing may be made of a material that does not produce lethal or injurious fragments when the explosive is detonated.
Raytheon Company


01/28/16
20160025467 

Low-collateral damage directed fragmentation munition


A directed munition has a non-fragmentation casing, and an explosive within the casing that is configured to propel fragments out an opening of the casing when the explosive is detonated. The casing may be made of a material that does not produce lethal or injurious fragments when the explosive is detonated.
Raytheon Company


01/28/16
20160025464 

Subsonic ammunition casing


A subsonic ammunition cartridge casing having an engineered internal volume designed to allow for the introduction of precisely the amount of propellant necessary at precisely the desired location to reproducibly produce the desired projectile velocity and internal pressure is provided. The subsonic shell casing has an engineered internal propellant cavity built into the internal body of the casing itself that does not necessarily depend on the introduction of a separate volume reducing device such as tubing, filler, foam filler and the like.
Mac, Llc


01/28/16
20160025101 

Propeller fan, blower device, and outdoor equipment


A propeller fan, including: a boss; and a plurality of blades, each of the plurality of blades including a pressure surface and a suction surface, in which: when a connecting portion between the pressure surface and a side surface of the boss is defined as a pressure surface-side boundary portion, and a connecting portion between the suction surface and the side surface of the boss is defined as a suction surface-side boundary portion, a curvature of the suction surface-side boundary portion is smaller than a curvature of the pressure surface-side boundary portion; and as a blade area projected on a plane orthogonal to the rotation axis, a blade area of the suction surface is larger than a blade area of the pressure surface.. .
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation


01/28/16
20160024924 

Thermal engine using noncombustible fuels for powering transport vehicles and other uses


A thermal engine includes an expansion fluid pump which propels water from an expansion fluid tank into an electrolytic cell having an anode and a cathode, which generates a quantity of oxyhydrogen from the water; and propels the oxyhydrogen into one of an engine cylinder and an exhaust chamber, whereupon oxyhydrogen propelled into the cylinder expands abruptly into steam in the intake chamber to increase pressure within the cylinder and thereby enhance thermal engine power, and oxyhydrogen propelled into the heat exchanger cools the water vapor back into liquid water, which generates a vacuum within the exhaust chamber to increase the power of the thermal engine.. .

01/28/16
20160024728 

Ground working machine, as well as milling ground surfaces or traffic surfaces


In a ground working machine for working ground surfaces or traffic surfaces, in particular cold recycler or soil stabilizer as a self-propelled machine or attachment unit, featuring a machine frame, featuring a milling/mixing drum rotating transversely to the working direction of the machine frame, featuring a drum housing enclosing the milling/mixing drum and resting on the ground surface during the milling operation that forms a mixing chamber for crushing the milled material and/or mixing the milled material with additives, where the milling/mixing drum is height-adjustable for adjustment of a selectable milling depth, featuring a pivotable drum flap arranged, as a minimum, at the front end of the drum housing as seen in working direction, and featuring a controller for, as a minimum, the working process, it is provided for the following features to be achieved: the drum flap is, as a minimum, of two-part design and comprises no less than one upper part and one lower part, in which design no less than one part is pivotable and no less than one further part is adjustable in a telescoping fashion linearly or in the shape of an arc.. .
Wirtgen Gmbh


01/28/16
20160023760 

Systems and methods countering an unmanned air vehicle


Systems and methods for countering an unmanned air vehicle are disclosed. Representative methods include directing an interceptor uav toward a target uav, and directing the interceptor uav back to ground along a controlled flight path, for example, in response to an instruction not to engage with the target uav, and/or in response to an unsuccessful engagement.
Insitu, Inc.


01/28/16
20160023755 

System and control of quadrotor air vehicles with tiltable rotors


A system and method of controlling quadrotor air vehicles (qrav) that may include an additional two degrees of freedom for each of the four propellers of the qrav. Each of the four rotors may be allowed to rotate (tilt) around two local axes selected from the x-axis (roll), y-axis (pitch), and z-axis (yaw).
King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals


01/28/16
20160023754 

Vertical take-off aircraft


A mechanism for stowing and/or adjusting a ducted propeller of a flying object, the flying object comprising a fuselage and at least one pair of wings, the outer walls of which together define a shell of the flying object, comprising a ducted propeller comprising a substantially cylindrical duct, which defines a longitudinal axis of the ducted propeller and is open at the base faces thereof, a rotor comprising a plurality of rotor blades, which is set up to rotate in a plane perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the ducted propeller, and a drive device for driving the rotor; a receiving chamber, provided in the fuselage and/or a wing of the flying object, for the ducted propeller; a mechanism which is set up to transfer the ducted propeller from a stowed state into a deployed state.. .
Lilium Gmbh


01/28/16
20160023751 

Energy harvesting mechanism for gyroplanes and gyrocopters


An electric powered gyroplane or gyrocopter includes an airframe, a rotor assembly, an electric generator, a battery charger, one or more rechargeable batteries, a propulsion motor, a propulsion motor controller and a propeller. The rotor assembly is mounted to the airframe and includes a drive shaft mechanically coupled to a rotor hub, and two or more rotor blades extending radially outward from the rotor hub.
The Board Of Regents Of The Nevada System Of High- Er Education On Behalf Of The University Of Nevad


01/28/16
20160023741 

Large outboard motor for marine vessel application and related methods of making and operating same


An outboard motor for a marine vessel application, and related methods of making and operating same, are disclosed herein. In at least one embodiment, the outboard motor includes a horizontal-crankshaft engine in an upper portion of the outboard motor, positioned substantially positioned above a trimming axis of the outboard motor.
Seven Marine, Llc


01/28/16
20160023736 

Large outboard motor for marine vessel application and related methods of making and operating same


An outboard motor for a marine vessel application, and related methods of making and operating same, are disclosed herein. In at least one embodiment, the outboard motor includes a horizontal-crankshaft engine in an upper portion of the outboard motor, positioned substantially positioned above a trimming axis of the outboard motor.
Seven Marine, Llc


01/28/16
20160023735 

Large outboard motor for marine vessel application and related methods of making and operating same


An outboard motor for a marine vessel application, and related methods of making and operating same, are disclosed herein. In at least one embodiment, the outboard motor includes a horizontal-crankshaft engine in an upper portion of the outboard motor, positioned substantially positioned above a trimming axis of the outboard motor.
Seven Marine, Llc


01/28/16
20160023734 

Large outboard motor for marine vessel application and related methods of making and operating same


An outboard motor for a marine vessel application, and related methods of making and operating same, are disclosed herein. In at least one embodiment, the outboard motor includes a horizontal-crankshaft engine in an upper portion of the outboard motor, positioned substantially positioned above a trimming axis of the outboard motor.
Seven Marine, Llc


01/28/16
20160023733 

Positively buoyant, vertical thrust, manned submersible


The present invention is directed towards a fixed positively buoyant manned submersible that includes a plurality of vertical thrusters and a sealed enclosure(s) that can support one or more human passengers. The vertical thrusters can include vertically aligned propellers that are coupled to motors that control the rotational velocity of the propellers.

01/28/16
20160023675 

Monitoring usage or status of cart retrievers


Examples of systems and methods for controlling or monitoring a fleet of human-propelled, wheeled carts and cart retrievers are described. The carts can be shopping carts at a retail facility, and the cart retrievers can be used to collect and return the shopping carts from a parking lot near the facility to a cart collection area.
Gatekeeper Systems, Inc.


01/28/16
20160023550 

Four-wheel drive vehicle and controlling four-wheel drive vehicle


A four-wheel drive vehicle are provided which enable enhancement of responsiveness to switching from a two-wheel drive state to a four-wheel drive state. A four-wheel drive vehicle includes a driving force transmission and cut-off apparatus that enables cut-off of transmission of a driving force from an engine to a propeller shaft, a driving shaft that rotates under a tuning force of the propeller shaft, a pair of hydraulic clutches and each disposed between the driving shaft and a corresponding one of rear wheels, and a control apparatus that controls a hydraulic unit that supplies hydraulic oil to the hydraulic clutches.
Jtekt Corporation


01/28/16
20160023034 

Methods for purifying and stabilizing hydrofluoroolefins and hydrochlorofluoroolefins


Hydrofluoroolefins and hydrochlorofluoroolefins contaminated with acid and/or iron compounds are purified and stabilized by contacting the haloolefin with a solid adsorbent such as alumina and then combining the purified haloolefin with one or more stabilizers such as an epoxide. The purified, stabilized haloolefins thus obtained are useful in a wide variety of end-use applications, including, for example, as refrigerants, propellants, foaming agents, fire suppression or extinguishing agents, and solvents..
Arkema Inc.


01/28/16
20160022579 

Liquid compositions capable of foaming and including active agents, and methods for making or developing same


A liquid composition suitable for topical use comprising is provided that includes a phospholipid foaming agent and at least one solvent; and a pharmaceutically acceptable active agent; wherein the liquid composition is capable of mechanically foaming without an additional propellant; and wherein upon mechanical foaming of 250 ml of the liquid composition results in a foam with a foam volume of at least about 400 ml and a foam stability wherein at least about 50% of the foam volume is still present after about 5 minutes at 25° c., as determined using a sita foam measurement. Also provided herein are methods of making disclosed compositions and methods of use..
Mika Pharma Gmbh


01/28/16
20160021834 

Wind generated ocean water conversion and distribution unit for hurricane risk mitigation, energy creation and data retrieval


Wind generated ocean water conversion and distribution unit integrated into the existing patented windfloat technology to better mitigate hurricane risk, while creating energy and retrieve future weather condition data. The newly added technology employs a sensor activated cooling unit which propels cold moisture into the ocean atmosphere in order to help prevent warm air conditions which create potential hurricane conditions.

01/28/16
20160021828 

Strapping system for agricultural implement


A strapping system for an agricultural implement includes a strap feeding assembly positioned on a first side of a baling chamber and a needle positioned on a second side of the baling chamber, opposite the first side. The system also includes a first slot disposed within a first material-facing surface of a rear wall of the baling chamber.
Cnh Industrial America Llc


01/28/16
20160021827 

System and baling agricultural crop material


An agricultural baler disposed on a movable agricultural implement is provided. The baler includes a first plunger and a second plunger.
Cnh Industrial America Llc


01/28/16
20160021820 

Mower- conditioner header speed control based on forward travel speed


A self-propelled mower includes a rotary cutter bar that feeds cut crop to a driven crop conveying arrangement which delivers the crop to a windrow forming arrangement. The speed at which the crop conveying arrangement delivers crop to the windrow forming arrangement is controlled so as to be a predetermined ratio of the ground speed..
Deere & Company


01/21/16
20160020655 

Shaft-driven electrical device


A shaft-driven electrical device is disclosed. The shaft-driven electrical device may be for a piston-aircraft engine or a turbine aircraft engine.

01/21/16
20160018551 

Device and tracking a downhole tool


A system for tracking a drill bit. The system uses a self-propelled autonomous receiver.
The Charles Machine Works, Inc.


01/21/16
20160018471 

Battery system identification through impulse injection


Vehicle systems and methods can include a traction battery and a controller to operate the traction battery according to current limits of a battery model identified from a battery response to a pulse of current injected into the battery while the battery is not being discharged to propel the vehicle or being charged. The pulse can have a sampling time and magnitude.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc


01/21/16
20160018201 

Munition with multiple propellant chambers


A munition includes a projectile and a propellant unit. The propellant unit includes a shell having a cylindrical configuration centered on a longitudinal central axis of the munition.
Safariland, Llc


01/21/16
20160018199 

Advanced modular ammunition cartridges and systems


Modular cartridges are disclosed that can be initially assembled, disassembled, and reprocessed by hand. The cartridge case is suitable for use with a variety of projectile designs and weights and for use with a range of propellant amounts and primer types.

01/21/16
20160017929 

Propeller shaft and adapter member for propeller shaft


An input shaft 3 and a first constant-velocity joint 4a are connected through a first adapter member 6a. The first adapter member is equipped with: a male spline 42 formed on an outer peripheral surface of a small-diameter shaft section 39 and engaged with a female spline 20 of an inner-race member 11 in the first constant-velocity joint 4a; and a female spline 46 formed on an inner peripheral surface of a large-diameter shaft section 41 and engaged with a male spline 35 of the input shaft 3.

01/21/16
20160017728 

Variable-pitch vane


A variable-pitch vane comprising: a plurality of propeller blades (2), each being of variable pitch according to a blade rotational axis (a1) and each having a root (201), a plurality of rotor connecting shafts (6), each shaft having a foot (602) and a head (601). The root (201) of each blade being mounted on the head (601) of a rotor connecting shaft via a pivot (8) in such a way as to allow each blade (2) to rotate according to the blade rotational axis (a1), in which each blade (2) has a blade pitch, such that the blade rotational axis (a-i) of same is inclined relative to a radial axis (a2) passing through the foot (602) of the corresponding shaft..
Snecma


01/21/16
20160017552 

Self-propelled building machine and operating a building machine


A self-propelled building machine, especially a road cutting machine or a surface miner, has a machine frame and a chassis, comprising running gears resting on the ground. In addition, the present invention relates to a method for operating such a building machine.
Wirtgen Gmbh


01/21/16
20160016654 

Self-tightening rotor


Systems, methods, and devices for propelling self-propelled movable objects are provided. In one aspect, a rotor assembly for a self-propelled movable object comprises: a hub comprising a first fastening feature; a drive shaft comprising a second fastening feature and directly coupled to the hub by a mating connection of the first and second fastening features, wherein the drive shaft is configured to cause rotation of the hub such that the mating connection of the first and second fastening features is tightened by the rotation; and a plurality of rotor blades coupled to the hub and configured to rotate therewith to generate a propulsive force..
Sz Dji Technology Co., Ltd


01/21/16
20160016650 

Variable coupler drive


The inventive technology described herein generally relates to the field of power transmission, more particularly power transmission through a mechanical drive system. More specifically, in certain embodiments the inventive technology includes methods and apparatus for a variable coupler drive utilizing, in one embodiment a dynamic drive-ratio gearing system to transmit a drive input for application with a variety of output uses.
Airgenesis Llc


01/21/16
20160016152 

Corrosion resistant catalysts for decomposition of liquid monopropellants


Ceramic catalyst carriers that are mechanically, thermally and chemically stable in a ionic salt monopropellant decomposition environment and high temperature catalysts for decomposition of liquid high-energy-density monopropellants are disclosed. The ceramic catalyst carrier has excellent thermal shock resistance, good compatibility with the active metal coating and metal coating deposition processes, melting point above 1800° c., chemical resistance to steam, nitrogen oxides and acids, resistance to sintering to prevent void formation, and the absence of phase transition associated with volumetric changes at temperatures up to and beyond 1800° c..
Sienna Technologies, Inc.


01/21/16
20160015232 

Self-propelled electronic device


An urging force of the resilient member is applied to the drive wheel units such that a pressing force, which is exerted in a direction perpendicular to a straight line connecting the first shaft center and the second shaft center toward an outer periphery of the drive wheel from the first shaft center, is exerted further toward a front side in a traveling direction than toward a gravity direction of the housing.. .

01/21/16
20160014982 

Water distribution assembly for a self-propelled mechanized irrigation system


An irrigation system is disclosed that includes a variable nozzle control assembly disposed or coupled to the outer-most end of the structure of a self-propelled mechanized irrigation system. The variable nozzle control assembly may be configured to control the output water/applicant as a function of the mechanized irrigation system's location in the field.
Valmont Industries, Inc.


01/21/16
20160014959 

Self-propelled mower


A self-propelled mower includes a mover main body; a battery, an electric generator, or an engine; a protruding wing that protrudes sideward, the protruding wing being retractable and an extension length of the protruding wing being variable; mowing units protruding from a front face of the mover main body and a front face of the protruding wing, each including a movable blade that reciprocates or rotates to cut grasses driven by an electric motor or the engine, the electric motor being powered by battery or the electric generator. The mover main body moves on a slope face while being towed, via a traction rope, by a straddle-type mover body that moves straddling on a guard rail installed on top of a slope of a bank; or moves on the ground or in the air while being suspended by a suspension rope hung from a spanning cable spanning in the air..
Atsumi Real Estate & Corporation, Inc.


01/21/16
20160014955 

Method for controlling a self-propelled lawnmower


The invention relates to a method for operating a self-propelled lawnmower, which is moved on a surface (20). The surface (20) is surrounded by a border delimitation wire (21) on which electrical signals (16, 116) are transmitted.
Viking Gmbh


01/21/16
20160014953 

Bee broom a power lawn mower


A bee repellent device for a power lawn mower having a cutting blade and a housing. The device includes a linear brush including a set of elongated head elements mounted to a front panel on the housing and positioned in substantially perpendicular relationship to a lawn.

01/14/16
20160012411 

Systems and methods for management of mobile banking resources


Systems and methods for the management of mobile banking resources are disclosed. In one embodiment, a self-propelled, mobile transaction resource may include an unmanned, self-propelled, mobile platform; a user interface for interfacing with a user for conducting a transaction; at least one controller that controls the movement of the mobile platform and the user interface; a communications interface for the at least one controller that communicates with a server; and a plurality of sensors that capture at least one characteristic of the user..
Jpmorgan Chase Bank, N.a.


01/14/16
20160010952 

System and decoy management


System and method for determining which decoys should not be deployed based on the locations of the nearby high value units and other considerations. The system and method can visualize and manage the employment of decoys in a multi-platform environment by plotting the predicted path of decoys relative to high value unit (hvu) motion, and highlighting any situations that exist where the decoys (both air-drifting and self-propelled) launched from a platform can direct an incoming threat towards a high value unit.
The Government Of The United States Of America, As Represented By The Secretary Of The Navy


01/14/16
20160010647 

Bracketless magnetic pump


A fluid pump kit is provided. The kit includes a magnetic driven member for coupling with and rotating a propeller, and a magnetic driver for magnetically coupling to and driving the magnetic driven member by a magnetic attraction force establishable between the magnetic driver and the magnetic driven member.
Ecotech, Inc.


01/14/16
20160009607 

End-burning propellant grain with area-enhanced burning surface


An end-burning grain of a solid rocket motor or other gas-generating device is supplemented with one or more sticks of high-burn-rate propellant embedded in a matrix of a relatively low-burn-rate propellant. The sticks increase the burning surface area as the grain burns by forming conical indentations in the surface..
Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc.


01/14/16
20160009509 

System and material handling using one or more imaging devices on the transferring vehicle and on the receiving vehicle to control the material distribution into the storage portion of the receiving vehicle


First imaging device collects first image data, whereas second imaging device collects second image data of a storage portion. A container identification module identifies a container perimeter of the storage portion in at least one of the collected first image data and the collected second image data.
Deere & Company


01/14/16
20160009479 

Aerosol sprayer with anti-drol valve


An actuator with an anti-drool valve is provided for attaching to or mounting on an aerosol container. Aerosol actuators, and more recently trigger actuated aerosol actuators, may include a manifold which fits to or communicates with a valve on an aerosol container or can.
Meadwestvaco Corporation


01/14/16
20160009402 

Solar relay aircraft powered by ground based solar concentrator mirrors in dual use with power towers


A solar relay aircraft system includes a solar relay aircraft having an upper surface, and a lower surface, and equipped with a solar radiation receiver on said lower surface and capable of converting solar energy to electrical energy. An electric motor in electrical connection with said solar radiation receiver to receive the electrical energy and drives a propeller to propel the solar relay aircraft.

01/14/16
20160009376 

Semi-open fluid jet vtol aircraft


The herein invention is presenting a lift generating method based on a semi-open fluid jet flowing in a closed circuit around a lifting airfoil. A vtol aircraft with maximized pay load room and car-like shape is the preferred embodiment of the invention.

01/14/16
20160009373 

Variable blade pitch propeller assembly


A propeller assembly has a main hub and a propeller hub circumferentially movable relative to the main hub about a main axis of the assembly. Circumferentially spaced propeller blades on the propeller hub are i) circumferentially movable together with the propeller hub relative to the main hub between a first position and a second position against a biasing force, and ii) pivotal about respective radial axes.
Aerovate Inc.


01/14/16
20160009347 

Self-propelled buoy for monitoring underwater objects


Various embodiments of the invention provide a buoy and system for monitoring divers and other underwater objects. In many embodiments, the buoy has capabilities to monitor a diver, obtain position information about the diver and use that information to move itself to an effective range for continued monitoring.
Incube Labs, Llc


01/14/16
20160009336 

Systems, methods and devices for traversing elevation changes using electrically motorized vehicles


A system, method, and device for operations of an electrically motorized vehicle. The vehicle can utilize an electrically motorized wheel to convert a non-motorized wheeled vehicle to an electrically motorized wheeled vehicle.
Superpedestrian, Inc.


01/14/16
20160009255 

System amd rapid battery exchange in electric vehicles


A system and method for the rapid exchange of batteries in an electric vehicle. The electric vehicle contains a removable battery housed in the vehicle's undercarriage.

01/14/16
20160008982 

Method for automatically triggering a self-positioning process


A mobile self-propelled robot for autonomously carrying out actions. The robot includes a drive module for moving the robot over a floor area; a processing module for carrying out the activities during a processing stage; at least one sensor module for detecting information relating to the structure of the surroundings; a detector module configured to detect a displacement of the robot prior to or during the processing stage.
Robart Gmbh


01/14/16
20160008538 

Fluid transfer device or set with retractable needle and septum


A sealed fluid transfer device comprised of tubing, a proximal fitting, and a distal needle assembly is provided. The needle assembly includes a needle hub secured to a needle cannula.
Becton, Dickinson And Company


01/14/16
20160008192 

Folding wheelchair


Folding wheelchair for disabled people designed for recreational use, preferably to provide mobility on beach sand. This folding wheelchair is designed for active disabled people with arm mobility, and who want to be able to travel independently on sand beaches.

01/14/16
20160007522 

Continuous windrow merger


A continuous windrow merger has a frame that supports center, right and left pickup assemblies. The pickup assemblies each include a pickup head and a conveyor assembly.
Rci Engineering Llc


01/14/16
20160007520 

Garden implement


A garden implement that utilizes a hub motor assembly coupled to a frame. One or more working tools may be selectively coupled to a hub body encompassing a hub motor of the hub motor assembly.

01/07/16
20160004253 

Self-propelled device implementing three-dimensional control


A self-controlled device maintains a frame of reference about an x-, y- and z-axis. The self-controlled device processes an input to control the self-propelled device, the input being based on the x- and y-axis.
Sphero, Inc.


01/07/16
20160003586 

Munition having a reusable housing assembly and a removable powder chamber


A reusable shell casing having a housing with exterior grooves having a substantially central bore with a tapered end capable of receiving a payload and an opposite threaded end adapted to receive a novel reusable high pressure chamber assembly containing a removable powder chamber, a burst disk, and a threaded insert. The chamber assembly has a central bore having an upper bore portion that is cylindrically shaped having a threaded surface adapted to secure to the threaded portion of a threaded insert.

01/07/16
20160003487 

Propeller fan and air conditioner equipped with the same


In order to suppress that a velocity in the vicinity of a bell mouth is lowered to induce non-uniformity in velocity at an outlet of a blade and an outlet of the bell mouth caused by adoption of a forward-swept blade which makes a tip vortex small as means for noise reduction, in a blade of a propeller fan, a trailing edge portion which has been rotationally projected on a plane passing through a rotational axis is formed from the rotational axis toward a blade tip portion so as to bend from the suction side to the discharge side with a first curvature, and is further formed so as to bend with a second curvature which is smaller than the aforementioned first curvature with an inflection point interposed.. .
Hitachi Appliances, Inc.


01/07/16
20160003015 

Method to create connectivity between wellbore and formation


A jetting gun placed in a wellbore in a formation for penetrating the formation to create perforation tunnels comprising a pressure vessel, the pressure vessel comprising a propellant chamber and a nozzle, the pressure vessel configured to withstand a pressure of the wellbore, the nozzle embedded in the pressure vessel in a predetermined orientation, such that the propellant chamber is in fluid communication with the wellbore. The propellant chamber fully enclosed within the pressure vessel configured to hold a jetting fluid and an energetic material, wherein the energetic material is operable to generate pressure within the propellant chamber when activated such that the pressure projects the jetting fluid through the nozzle to create an impact fluid to penetrate the formation to create the perforation tunnels.
Saudi Arabian Oil Company


01/07/16
20160002865 

Automated track inspection system


An autonomous device for rail track inspection includes a drive wheel system propelling the device via a drive wheel system, an automatic track loading fixture for and applying a load on rails, and sensors for taking track gauge measurement. Different automatic track loading fixtures may require stopping for load and measurement, or loading and measuring while still in motion.
Rail Pod Incorporated


01/07/16
20160002475 

Water-based paint composition for aerosol cans


B) 25 to 45% w/w of a propellant gas component which, based on the propellant gas component, contains at least 75% w/w of dimethyl ether.. .

01/07/16
20160001978 

Diverting conveyor with magnetically driven movers


A conveyor and method for moving articles across a conveying surface using electromagnetically operated movers in a conveyor belt. The movers are retained in tracks in the conveyor belt.
Laitram, L.l.c.


01/07/16
20160001898 

Space propulsion module having both electric and solid fuel chemical propulsion


A space propulsion module in particular for fitting to spacecraft such as satellites, probes, or indeed the upper stages of rockets. According to the invention, the space propulsion module comprises a solid propellant chemical thruster (10) having a main body (11), and at least one electric thruster (30), said at least one electric thruster (30) being mounted on said main body (11) of the solid propellant chemical thruster (10)..
Herakles


01/07/16
20160001897 

Controlling a propellant distribution in a spacecraft propellant tank


A system for controlling a distribution of propellant in a propellant tank assembly for a spacecraft comprises a body for containing the propellant, a plurality of thermal tomography elements, including a plurality of temperature-control elements and a plurality of temperature sensors, disposed around the body for detecting the distribution of the propellant inside the body; and a tomography element control module arranged to control the plurality of temperature-control elements to redistribute the propellant inside the propellant tank body by heating and/or cooling the propellant. In an embodiment, the propellant tank body includes a propellant management device inside the body and the tomography elements are disposed in proximity to the propellant management device.
Airbus Defence And Space Limited


01/07/16
20160001879 

Folding propellers system


Folding propeller system for safe packing and shipping, and easy deployment.. .
Aeryon Labs Inc.


01/07/16
20160001878 

Easy landing drone


Disclosed is an easy landing drone. The drone includes: a propeller changing direction; a propeller tower supporting the propeller; a body connected to the propeller tower; a main wing arranged left-right symmetrically with respect to a horizontal axis of the body and having a pair of holes around a center of gravity of the body; a pair of auxiliary wings disposed in the pair of holes, respectively; and an actuator connected to a base shaft fixed to the main wing through the pair of auxiliary wings and controlling angles of the pair of auxiliary wings..
Nes&tec Co.,ltd.


01/07/16
20160001877 

Passive rotor control mechanism for micro air vehicles


Technology for achieving the behavior and benefits of traditional cyclic control in one rotor may be implemented with a simple under-actuated passive mechanism. An air vehicle employing the disclosed technology maintains lifting thrust by regulating the average rotor speed and generates control moments through coordinated pulsing of the motor torque.
The Trustees Of The University Of Pennsylvania


01/07/16
20160001857 

Subsea structure cleaning apparatus and method


The invention relates to an apparatus and related method for cleaning vessel hulls and other subsea structures at sea. In an embodiment, a hull cleaning system comprises a housing defining an interior void; a multifunction bar; a propulsion system; a power system; a positioning system; a water pump operatively connected to the power system; a high flow manifold operatively in fluid communication with the water pump; a hull cleaner; and a suction device configured to selectively adhere the hull cleaning system to a hull.
Oceaneering International, Inc.


01/07/16
20160001854 

Hanak watercraft


A personal watercraft is designed to be ridden in a elevated seated position. The watercraft is generally shaped like a surfboard, including the nose, tail and fin or fins and includes a shaped raised seat and kick board to accommodate and conform to the riders body disposed in a seated position, so that the rider can propel and navigate the watercraft using a two bladed paddle like one for a kayak.

01/07/16
20160001832 

Self-propelled trailer


A self-propelled trailer is provided and includes a frame, a pair of rear drive wheels, a steerable wheel, a drive system, a platform, and a lifting device. The pair of rear drive wheels are positioned under the frame along one end thereof, while the steerable wheel is positioned under the frame along an opposite end thereof with respect to the pair of rear drive wheels.
New Heights Llc


01/07/16
20160001828 

Motorized foldable beach or recreation cart


The present invention pertains to a mobile cart. In a specific embodiment, the subject cart can be utilized as a cart for transporting beach supplies including toys, games, sporting goods, umbrellas, blankets, towels and food and beverages from a transport vehicle or building onto a beach.

01/07/16
20160001818 

Self-propelled ground milling machine, in particular road milling machine, recycler, stabilizer or surface miner, with integrated maintenance platform


The present invention relates to a self-propelled ground milling machine, comprising a drive engine arranged in an engine compartment and an engine compartment enclosure which covers the engine compartment at least partly to the sides and to the top. A part of the engine compartment enclosure is a cover which is adjustable between a covering position and a maintenance position.
Bomag Gmbh


01/07/16
20160001778 

Method for improving startability of a vehicle


A method for improving startability of a vehicle is provided, the vehicle being provided with a prime mover and a kinetic energy recuperation system the prime mover is adapted to propel the vehicle either alone or in combination with the kinetic energy recuperation system which is operably coupled to the prime mover and to wheels of the vehicle and is adapted to store energy at times when there is an abundance of energy and to use energy at times when there is a demand for energy. A vehicle is also provided.
Volvo Truck Corporation


01/07/16
20160001763 

A propelling a vehicle


A method is provided for propelling a vehicle having a power-train including a primary power source accompanied with a primary power torque curve and a secondary power source accompanied with a secondary power torque curve, the primary power source being adapted to deliver a maximum torque output in relation to rotational speed according to the primary power torque curve and the secondary power source being adapted to deliver a maximum torque output in relation to rotational speed according to the secondary power torque curve, the vehicle being adapted to be propelled by either one of the primary power source and the secondary power source or by both together, the powertrain further including a powertrain limit curve which is adapted to where applicable to restrict a current driver demand from a driver of the vehicle in relation to the primary power torque curve and the secondary power torque curve when propelling the vehicle. The method includes, when propelling the vehicle by both the primary power source and the secondary power source: determining a current driver demand, determining a current propulsion adaption condition for the vehicle, adjusting the powertrain limit curve according to a propulsion adaption torque factor depending on the current propulsion adaption condition, where applicable restricting the current driver demand according to the adjusted powertrain limit curve, and requesting the powertrain to propel the vehicle according to the thus possibly restricted current driver demand.
Volvo Truck Corporaiton


01/07/16
20160001166 

Self-propelled skateboard


A skateboard has a front wheel, a rear wheel and a board, propelled without the rider's foot touching the ground, by shifting the rider's weight up and down. The driving force of the skateboard is generated by the continuous motion of the rider shifting his/her weight up and down, causes the board repeatedly being pushed down and bounced back, synchronized to the rocking motion of the eccentrically mounted rear wheel..

01/07/16
20160001134 

Piston configurations for pneumatic pogo stick


A pneumatic pogo stick is provided that utilizes compressed air like a spring to have a potentially higher power to weight ratio than a comparable coil spring pogo stick. The pneumatic pogo stick includes an elongate cylindrical housing which forms a cylinder.
Vurtego, Llc


01/07/16
20160000289 

Self-propelled vacuum cleaner


A self-propelled vacuum cleaner comprising a housing; traveling members for allowing the housing to travel; cleaning members for cleaning a floor surface; an obstacle detection unit for detecting positions of obstacles present around the housing; and a control unit for controlling the traveling members, the cleaning members and the obstacle detection unit to allow the housing to clean the floor surface while the housing is self-propelled, wherein the control unit controls the obstacle detection unit to detect the positions of the obstacles around the housing and determines a traveling time to clean the floor surface on the basis of the positions of the obstacles.. .
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha


01/07/16
20160000288 

Self-propelled cleaner


A self-propelled cleaner including: a movement unit configured to move a housing; a blower unit configured to generate an air current for sucking dust on a floor surface into the housing; a dust detection unit configured to detect dust contained in the air current; and a control unit configured to control the movement unit and/or the blower unit to select a cleaning mode according to a detection result of the dust detection unit, wherein the control unit is capable of changing a threshold value for selecting the cleaning mode.. .
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha


01/07/16
20160000287 

Electronic device and self-propelled vacuum cleaner


Provided is an electronic device including a surrounding environment detection unit which detects surrounding temperature and humidity, a message control unit which determines a type of an effect of the temperature and the humidity which are detected by the surrounding environment detection unit on human health risk and/or sensation of comfort, and generates a message in accordance with the type, and a voice output unit which outputs the generated message, in which the message control unit generates the message in response to a change of the determined type of the effect.. .
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha


12/31/15
20150378359 

System and material handling using one or more imaging devices on the transferring vehicle and on the receiving vehicle to control the material distribution into the storage portion of the receiving vehicle


First imaging device collects first image data, whereas second imaging device collects second image data of a storage portion. A container identification module identifies a container perimeter of the storage portion in at least one of the collected first image data and the collected second image data.
Deere & Company


12/31/15
20150375834 

Submersible personal flotation device


A personal flotation device includes a hard outer shell, a seat, a centered leg straddle support, and a water ballast valve. The flotation device is fully submersible and has adjustable buoyancy that allows the user to sit upright on the device, floating at approximately armpit level in the water with the user's arms free and feet dangling down.

12/31/15
20150375833 

Easy maintenance flying board


A water propelled flying board has a left and a right thrust nozzle. Each thrust nozzle has a knuckle joint attachment to a pressure water manifold.

12/31/15
20150375812 

Self-propelled robot


A self-propelled robot having a protective guard, at least one tool designed for the treatment of a surface, movement means comprising at least two motor-driven wheels to allow the movement of the self-propelled robot on a travel path, at least one mechanical power transmission designed to actuate the self-propelled robot and in which the one mechanical power transmission comprises at least one motor element and at least one driven element which are operatively associated by a magnetic field. The mechanical power transmission is operatively associated with at least two motor-driven wheels of the movement means..

12/31/15
20150375664 

Self-propelled dump trailer with separator gate


A self-propelled dump trailer comprises a frame, a first wheel driven by an engine, a second wheel, a steering mechanism, and a dump bed that may have its front end elevated by a lifting mechanism. The frame includes a coupler so the dump trailer can be selectively coupled to a vehicle and uncoupled from the vehicle.
Axis Corporation


12/31/15
20150375636 

Mobile aluminum-air battery power system


A power system is provided for a mobile machine. The power system may have a traction motor configured to propel the mobile machine during a driving operation and to generate electricity during a braking operation.
Electro-motive Diesel, Inc.


12/31/15
20150375586 

Combined submersible vessel and unmanned aerial vehicle


A combined submersible vessel and unmanned aerial vehicle preferably includes a body structure, at least one wing structure, at least one vertical stabilizer structure, and at least one horizontal stabilizer structure. A propulsion system is coupled to the body structure and is configured to propel the flying submarine in both airborne flight and underwater operation.
Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation


12/31/15
20150375023 

Fire-extinguishing binary chemical condensation composition and extinguishing fires


Fire-extinguishing composition comprising a gaseous phlegmatizer propellant of carbon dioxide mixed with nitrogen or air, a liquid alkaline phlegmatizer which is a mixture of aqueous ammonia with neutral inhibitor, namely fluorinated film-forming foaming agent and/or solution of a caesium salt in ratio of aqueous ammonia to neutral inhibitor ranging from 99:1 to 80:20, and acid neutralizer and propellant consisting of a carbon dioxide mixture, pressure stabilizer, namely nitrogen or air, and antifreeze in volume ratio ranging from 80:15:5 to 97:2:1. Device comprises a tank with chemical inhibitor, gas cylinder connected to cavity of said tank by tube aerator, start-intake device, and outlet pipe connected to a tubular nozzle atomizer via a valve.





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