|| List of recent Washer-related patents
| Intragastric space fillers and method of in vitro testing|
An in vitro testing process for simulating conditions of a stomach, comprising, in combination: providing an intragastric device to an acetone bath; inducing swelling of the intragastric device; exacerbating weak spots in the intragastric device; observing the results; and estimating the results of an in vivo study. Improvements to an intragastric space filler to reduce failure at a balloon to shaft area including an adhesive fillet, washers, a balloon cuff and collar, a molded in balloon fillet, and a one-piece molded balloon assembly..
| Gear unit|
A gear unit has a washer which is provided at a position where the washer is able to come into contact with a retainer of roller bearings provided to each of adjacent eccentric parts in a crank shaft, and which regulates a movement of the roller bearing in an axial direction. A housing recess which houses the washer is formed on at least one face of the faces of adjacent oscillating gears facing each other.
| Through bolted connection hardware|
A through bolted connection hardware includes first and second nut-bolt-washer connectors each having a base portion and a bolt portion extending through the base portion. A threaded rod and a pair of threaded connectors bridge between the first and second nut-bolt-washer connectors.
| Assembly providing a connection that is self tightening with temperature|
The invention relates to an assembly comprising first and second parts made of composite material and held against each other by at least one fastener system comprising a rivet having a flat head from which there extends a shank having an enlarged end, and a washer co-operating with the enlarged end of the shank of the rivet, the head of the rivet bearing against a countersink formed in the first part, the washer bearing against the second part. On its face remote from its face bearing against the second part, the washer presents a portion of conical shape.
| Corner dolly skate|
A heavy duty corner skate dolly is provided. The dolly frames includes a rectangular shaped plate with a l-shaped angle riser welded or permanently screwed to its top surface.
| Windscreen washer|
A window and/or lamp washer system for a vehicle comprising a washer fluid container, a washer fluid pump arranged in fluid communication with the washer fluid container, at least one washer fluid pressure tank for storing pressurized fluid, arranged in fluid communication with the washer fluid pump, and comprising a fluid inlet for receiving pressurized fluid from the pump and at least one fluid outlet for providing pressurized fluid in the form of a washer fluid jet, sensor means arranged to provide a signal representing the measured pressure within the at least one washer fluid pressure tank, a control unit connected to the sensor means and the washer fluid pump, and arranged to receive the signal, wherein the control unit is configured to operate the washer fluid pump based on the signal, whereby a signal representing a value below a predetermined level cause the pump to increase the pressure.. .
| Removable dishwasher utensil basket that transforms into a utensil holder for a drawer|
The invention relates to a new and improved dishwasher utensil basket which eliminates the need to empty the utensil basket or tray in a dishwasher, simply transforming that basket or tray into a drawer organizer and placing it into a drawer. This removable utensil basket saves time and effort and is more sanitary as it eliminates the need to touch each and every utensil.
| Household appliance and method|
The present invention relates to a method of handling process water in a household appliance (1) and to a household appliance, for example a dish washer. The household appliance comprises a wash tub (3) for performing wash program cycles and a tank (5) for storing process water to be re-used in a following program cycle, the method comprising the steps of: determining (101) the type of detergent used in the household appliance with a sensor unit (7), measuring (102) the amount of detergent in the process water with the sensor unit, comparing (105) at least one sensor unit output value with a predetermined threshold value to define the quality of the process water, and storing (106) at least a part of the process water from a rinse cycle in the tank (5) when the sensor unit output value complies with the predetermined threshold value related to the quality of the process water..
| Optimized double washer pull plug for minimizing coating error|
A dual washer pull plug for masking a mechanical part. The dual washer pull plug includes a first centering component and a second centering component.
| Aerosol trapping|
A household appliance having a drying apparatus, such as a dishwasher, a washer-drier, a washing machine or the like, is shown according to the invention, wherein a contact zone is provided in a contact chamber for extracting moisture out of the air, which originates from a working chamber of the household appliance, by means of contact between the air and a hygroscopic liquid and wherein a separating element is present for separating hygroscopic liquid out of the air, characterized in that a separating surface is formed downstream of the contact chamber in the direction of flow by the surface of the wall of an air duct.. .
| Front loading washer baffle|
A horizontal axis washing machine having a front opening clothes containing rotary basket with a plurality of elongated internally mounted baffles for agitating items within the basket during a washing operation. The baffles each have a solid outwardly extending rib which has a nonlinear curved configuration for defining a plurality of water lifting and agitating cavities on each side of the baffle.
| Variable flow valve mechanism and vehicle turbocharger|
In a waste gate valve, an annular spacer is provided between a washer and an attachment tongue in an axial direction of a valve shaft of a valve. The spacer is made of a graphite material.
| Variable flow valve mechanism and vehicle turbocharger|
In a waste gate valve, a coil spring being expandable and contractible in the axial direction of a valve shaft is provided between a washer and an attachment tongue in an axial direction of a valve shaft of a valve. The coil spring is made of a heat-resistant alloy or a ceramic.
| Fastening of a corrugated sheet in a roof construction or wall construction|
A corrugated sheet in a roof construction or wall construction is fastened to an underlying support structure by a screw extending through the sheet or wall construction and into the support structure. The screw includes a head, a washer, and a threading.
Disclosed is a fastener to engage and hold a first member to a second member. Fastener has a clip member adapted to install into a first aperture on the first member, the clip member having, a main body and a clipping tongue biased away from the body to engage the aperture.
|Adjustable double bladed water paddle|
A water paddle comprising a first shaft having and a second shaft, a first cog collar located on an exterior surface of first shaft and having a first set of teeth extending radially from a mating end of first cog collar, a second cog collar located on an exterior surface of second shaft and having a second set of teeth extending radially from a mating end of second cog collar, second set of teeth mateable with first set of teeth to prevent rotational movement between shafts, a ferrule extending from a free end of second shaft, a snap button-alignment tab assembly comprising a bushing, a wavy washer, and a snap button base located within ferrule and a snap button skirt connected to free end of ferrule and an alignment tab fixed within first paddle shaft downstream of a set of corresponding holes of first paddle.. .
|Washing appliance with improved air handling system|
A humidity reducing vent for a washing appliance such as a dishwasher or washing machine employs a jet pumping action allowing a single electric blower to move and mix humid air exhausted from the washing appliance washing chamber and external dry air streams together prior to discharge so as to reduce condensation outside of the washing appliance.. .
|Washer such as a dishwasher or a washing machine and method for operating a washer|
The invention relates to methods for operating a washer, and in preferred embodiments to a washer having a water tank that is integrally, preferably detachably, formed with the washer, wherein the washer comprises a washing chamber for accommodating goods to be cleaned, said washing chamber having in its lower portion a sump for collecting water during operation of the washer, a water inlet, a circulating pump for circulating water through the washing chamber, and a control unit for controlling a washing cycle carried out by the washer. In accordance with the invention, in this method water is fed via the water inlet into the sump; the pressure within an inlet or outlet conduit of the circulating pump is measured; and based on the pressure measurement the washing cycle is controlled and/or indicator signals are issued to a user of the washer..
|Dishwasher comprising a fan receptacle|
The present invention relates to a dishwasher (1) comprising a tub (2) wherein the items to be washed are placed, a body (4) having two side walls (3) that surround the tub (2), a fan receptacle (5) located between the tub (2) and the side wall (3), an air channel (8) located in the fan receptacle (5), having an inlet (6) that provides the humid air in the tub (2) to be received therein and an outlet (7) that provides the dehumidified air to be sent back to the tub (2), a fan (9) located in the fan receptacle (5), providing the humid air in the tub (2) to be sucked during the drying step, a hole (10) arranged on the fan receptacle (5), that allows the air received from the outer environment to enter into the air channel (8) and a guiding member (11).. .
|Quick release connector|
The present invention is directed to an improved sports helmet including a quick release connector assembly for the faceguard that allows for rapid disconnection of the faceguard from the helmet shell. The connector includes a bracket, and a coupler mechanism featuring an elongated pin, a head component, a spring, a retractable engaging element and a washer.
|Interlocking biomedical implant fastener and washer concepts|
Biomedical implant fastener systems, such as bone screw systems and the like. In some embodiments, a fastener may comprise a first plurality of teeth, and a washer configured to be received on the fastener may comprise a second plurality of teeth configured to be engaged with the first plurality of teeth.
|Twist lock flat thrust washer assembly|
A thrust washer assembly including a washer and a ring is provided. The washer includes a circumferential outer surface that varies radially from an axis of the washer to define a plurality of ramps.
|Tools and ratchet locking mechanisms for threaded fasteners|
A fastening device having a fastener with a head portion and an elongated threaded body portion extending axially from the head portion. The fastening device also includes a lock washer and a threaded lock nut for rotatably mating with the fastener.
|Cost-effective single crystal multi-stake actuator and method of manufacture|
This invention pertains to piezoelectric actuators made of single crystal active elements which not only exhibit uniform and superior displacement in the axial direction but also of lower cost to produce than full single crystal ring or tube actuators. Said multi-stake actuator is made up of multiple longitudinal (d33) or transverse (d3i or d32) mode piezoelectric single crystal active elements, bonded together by epoxy with the aid of shaped edge- and top and bottom washer-stiffeners which are configured to suit various application needs..
|Method and apparatus for washing pulp by means of intensified suction|
A method and an apparatus for washing a solids-containing suspension by means of a suction drum washer comprising a drum provided with a filtration surface, a main vacuum source such as a drop leg and washing tubes connected to the frame of the suction drum washer. A washing liquid stream is introduced by a first washing tube is directed to contact the pulp layer on the surface of the drum in a point below 10 degrees after the surface of the suspension and a vacuum of at least 0.1 bar greater than the main vacuum source, i.e.
|Pressure washer with hose reel and motor pump assembly|
A pressure assisted washer or pressure washer with hose reel and motor pump assembly. The hose reel defines a bore in which a motor pump assembly is disposed.
|Pressure washer with hose reel and motor pump assembly|
A pressure washer with hose reel and motor pump assembly. The hose reel and motor pump assembly are disposed in side by side arrangement within a barrel of the pressure washer so as to provide a low centre of gravity while accommodating a suitably long hose, and to provide substantial horizontal weight balance, both of which provide stability to the pressure washer when in use..
|Dishwasher with controlled rotation of lower spray arm|
An automatic dishwasher having first and second sprayers located within a washtub, a diverter valve to selectively divert liquid flowing from the wash chamber between the first and second sprayers, and a drive system moving the first sprayer in the wash chamber.. .
|Housing cover, in particular plastics oil sump|
The invention relates to a housing cover made from plastic on an engine housing or gearbox housing made from metal in an internal combustion engine, said housing cover being secured by a plurality of fastening screws (5) against the housing, wherein the housing cover is secured against a bearing surface of the housing by an encircling fastening flange (3) made from plastic, and the fastening flange (3) is provided with penetration openings (4) through which the fastening screws (5) extend into threaded bores (13), which are coaxial with respect thereto, in the housing, wherein the fastening screws (5) are supported by a screw head (7) against the fastening flange (3) directly or with the interposition of a washer, the fastening flange (3) bears without a gap against the bearing surface of the housing, and the fastening screws (5) are secured within the threaded bore (13) against automatic unscrewing.. .
|Integration of blower with washer motor shaft or drive shaft|
A blower is provided having a fan element that is directly connected to a drive shaft. The drive shaft is attached to a wash drum and is rotated by a washer motor.
|Nut and/or bolt head with jackscrew actuated lock washer stack|
A jackscrew nut and/or bolt head assembly includes a load washer that may be selectively engaged via the jackscrews. Spherical faces at the washer top are held in alignment with corresponding spherical jackscrew bottoms via axially interlocking pins.
|Dual actuated nut and/or bolt head with reversed thinned jackscrews and washer/nut castle interlock|
A jackscrew nut and/or bolt head assembly includes a bottom washer that is interlocked via circumferentially arrayed castle extensions and recesses. Spherical faces at the washer top are thereby held in alignment with corresponding spherical jackscrew bottoms, which assures evenly distributed contact pressures during out of angle elastic jackscrew displacement during jackscrew loading.
|Dual actuated jackscrew nut and/or bolt head|
A jackscrew nut and/or bolt head assembly includes a circumferentially and radially interlocked bottom washer. Spherical faces at the washer top are thereby held in alignment with corresponding spherical jackscrew bottoms, which assures evenly distributed contact pressures during out of angle elastic jackscrew displacement during jackscrew loading.
A fastening assembly, comprising a nut and a washer, where the nut is provided with a threaded hole and a nut head, the nut head forms plural consecutive ramps. The threaded hole forms a barrier surface.
|Dishwasher comprising an automatic door opening mechanism|
The present invention relates to a dishwasher (1) wherein the door (3) is opened automatically by means of the door opening mechanism (13) at the end of the washing and drying processes and a fast drying is performed by discharging the vapor accumulated in the body (2) at the end of the washing and drying processes to the outside and wherein by means of the adjustment means (8), the door opening mechanism (13) applies pressure on the door (3) after being actuated and the opening/closing force of the bolt (5) of the locking mechanism (4) is decreased at the same time.. .
|Height adjuster mechanism for a dishwasher dish rack|
A dish rack is supported for both selective movement into and out of a washing chamber of a dishwasher tub and vertically relative to the tub, with the vertical adjustment being made by manually grasping and shifting at least one frontal cross bar extending along a front wall of the dish rack to cause pivoting of first and second lever members extending along sides of the dish rack. The side lever members cooperate with latching mechanisms to lift and retain the dish rack in a select raised position..
Disclosed herein is a dishwasher including a spray unit fixed to one sidewall of a wash tub and a reflecting plate assembly to reflect wash water sprayed from the spray unit onto dishes and to linearly reciprocate in a spray direction of the wash water sprayed from the spray unit. The dishwasher further includes a drive unit to drive the reflecting plate assembly, and a cam unit to transmit driving force of the drive unit to the reflecting plate assembly.
|Nozzle assembly and dishwasher having the same|
A nozzle assembly and a dishwasher having the same. The dishwasher includes a main body, a wash tub, and at least one first nozzle assembly to wash the objects received in the wash tub.
|Harsh duty receptacle connector|
A sealed electrical receptacle connector, either male or female, includes, in combination, a bushing and a shell threadably coupled together in an end-to-end manner. The bushing is adapted to receive a cable having plural conductors arranged in a spaced manner and separated from another along their respective lengths by an elongated nonconductive insert having plural radi ally extending spaced members, each disposed between a pair of adjacent conductors.
|Dishwasher with integrated lighting|
A dishwasher includes a tub at least partially defining a treating chamber for receiving dishes for treatment according to the cycle of operation and having an open face providing access to the treating chamber, a dish holder slidable relative to the tub through the open face between a loading position and a treating position and a light source provided on the dish holder for illuminating dishes contained in the dish holder.. .
|Washer-dryer with at least one condenser|
The present invention relates to a washer-dryer with at least one condenser for condensing moisture-laden air exiting the laundry during a drying cycle. The washer-dryer comprises a washing tub (10) comprising a cylindrical lateral wall (12) and a rear wall (14); a rotatable laundry drum (24) arranged or arrangeable inside the washing tub (10).
|Nut, washer & fastener head for electromagnetic effect protection|
A fastener system for composite structure providing electromagnetic energy (eme) protection incorporates a fastener having a head with an engagement surface and a shank having a threaded end. A nut is received on the threaded end of the fastener, with the nut also having an engagement surface.
|Dowel pin remover tool|
In one aspect of the present disclosure, a tool for removing a dowel pin from a component is shown. The tool includes an elongated nut, a bolt, a hollow pipe, at least one washer, and a fastening nut.
|Parts washer assembly with externally mounted pump motor|
A parts washer assembly containing a volume of cleaning solution and a receptacle disposed on top of a tank holding the cleaning solution may comprise a control unit disposed on top of the tank and covering a portion of an opening of the tank and a pump assembly including a motor and extension wherein the motor is located above the control unit and the extension extends into the tank of cleaning solution.. .
|Dishwasher with rack corner spray system|
A dishwasher includes a rack provided with interior and exterior corner nozzles to direct washing fluid onto interior and exterior surface portions of an object placed in a corner of the rack.. .
|Dishwasher with directional spray|
A dishwasher includes a tub at least partially defining a treating chamber and a spraying system for supplying liquid to the treating chamber. The spraying system includes a sprayer having a body with an interior, a liquid passage provided in the interior, and a plurality of outlets extending through the body and in fluid communication with the liquid passage..
|Reduced sound with a rotating filter for a dishwasher|
A dishwasher with a tub at least partially defining a washing chamber, a liquid spraying system, a liquid recirculation system defining a recirculation flow path, and a liquid filtering system. The liquid filtering system includes a rotating filter disposed in the recirculation flow path to filter the liquid..
A compression latch is disclosed that is adapted to fold down in both the locked and unlocked positions and that compresses a washer when in the closed position. The latch can couple directly to a hinged body, and does not require a separate housing that is then coupled to the hinged body.
|Thermal break for concrete slab edges and balconies|
A relatively thin flat panel of thermal insulating material is provided with an array of holes or apertures, each coaxially aligned or coextensive with a reinforcement bar emanating from a concrete slab forming an interior floor within a structure consistent with the design of a structural engineer of record. Rebar couplers (nipples) are arranged within each of the holes or apertures of the insulating panel having axial lengths greater than the thickness of the panel to extend beyond the panel on both sides thereof.
|Electronic device and hinge structure|
An electronic device includes a first body, a second body and a hinge structure. The hinge structure includes a shaft, a bracket, a torsion assembly and a first washer.
|Overmoulded timepiece wheel|
A particular version is an escape wheel whose teeth are formed during overmoulding onto said arbour (2) and said washer (3), and it includes an escape pinion (5) mounted in abutment on said washer (3) or integral with said washer (3).. .
|Quick connect omni-positional hoist ring assembly|
In an omni-positional hoist ring assembly, a u-bar is pivotally mounted to a body, and a mounting member is threadably mountable to a load. The body is mounted to swivel about the mounting member, and includes a detent engaging bore.
|Wheel axle assembly|
A wheel assembly quick release lever pivots against a thrust washer to apply a force along the length of an axle. The thrust washer is pressed toward a sleeve nut at the opposite end of the axle, which displaces the thrust washer relative to the axle, drawing the sleeve nut and a pair of compression rings toward one another deeper into conical cavities of dropouts.
|Hev brake pedal assembly with pedal return mechanism|
A brake pedal assembly includes an assembly frame, a pedal arm pivotally carried by the assembly frame, a booster input rod, a booster washer carried by the booster input rod, a rod actuating element carried by the pedal arm and engaging the booster input rod and a biasing device interposed between the booster washer and the rod actuating element.. .
A washing machine of the present invention comprises a casing; a tub disposed inside the casing; a drum rotatably provided inside the tub, for accommodating laundry therein; and a gasket interposed between the casing and the tub, for preventing water in the tub from leaking between the tub and the casing. Wherein the gasket comprises a plurality of gasket nozzles for spraying water into the drum; and a plurality of connectors for supplying water to the respective gasket nozzles.
|Automated laundry system|
An embodiment of the present invention is directed to an automated laundry system. The system includes a number of perforated clothes drums, each of which holds a single load of laundry, and a washer/dryer unit.
|Efficient assembly of insulating glass windows|
An insulating glass unit (igu) assembly line capable of interleaving double and triple pane igus in accordance with an igu production schedule. Visual indicators or prompts instruct operators at the assembly line in configuring a sequence of igus.
|Screw and thin metal sheet connection produced therewith|
A screw (10) and a connection produced therewith of a thin metal sheet forming a substructure (40) to a plastics component (30) having a through-bore (32) and having a seal (50) located between the substructure (40) and the component (30). The screw (10) has a shank (13) having a thread-cutting thread (16) and a tip (12) in the form of a boring part, and also a lower thread section (18) having a first thread outside diameter (d18) and an upper thread section (19) having a second, larger thread outside diameter (d19) and having a conically narrowing transition section (22) between the two thread sections (18, 19).
|Thrust washer including wet friction material with resin coated surface|
A thrust washer is provided. The thrust washer includes a wet friction material and a phenolic resin layer coating an outer surface of the wet friction material.
|Plasma generating apparatus and substrate treating apparatus|
A plasma generating apparatus and a substrate processing apparatus are disclosed. The plasma generating apparatus includes a disk-shaped first electrode receiving first rf power of a first frequency to generate plasma, a washer-type second electrode disposed around the circumference of the first electrode and receiving second rf power of a second frequency, an insulating spacer disposed between the first electrode and the second electrode, a first rf power source supplying power to the first electrode, and a second rf power source supplying power to the second electrode..
|Cowl top cover|
A cowl top cover of the present invention provides that hardly applies influence when a dimension error occurs to a component, on sealability between the cowl top cover and a bonnet hood, a performance of a washer nozzle. The cowl top cover of the present invention includes at least one bent part that is formed to be bent in a mountain-like and a valley-like shape in a vehicle height direction as viewed in a cross section orthogonal to a vehicle widthwise direction, and the bent part includes a flexural deformation structure with which it is possible to allow a locally flexural deformation in a vehicle lengthwise direction in the bent part and to enable expansion and contraction of a distance in the vehicle lengthwise direction between a locking pawl part disposed at first end of the cowl top cover and a seal member fixation part disposed at second end of the cowl top cover..
|Roadway guardrail system|
A roadway guardrail system including a rail and plurality of support posts assembled such that upon impact from a vehicle the rail moves upwardly with respect to the post. Fasteners may be used in the operative coupling of the rail to the support posts, such that upon impact the fasteners move upwardly with respect to the support posts and the rail moves upwardly along with the fasteners.
|Method for using washer press with multiple nips and multiple displacement wash zones|
A method for using a washer press for washing and dewatering a wide range of solids concentrations of pulp in liquid suspensions includes multiple distinct displacement wash zones about a drum with multiple nips.. .
|Dishwasher and sensing module for the same|
A dishwasher including a washing chamber to perform dishwashing, a water collecting portion provided at a lower portion of the washing chamber to gather water used for washing, and a sensing module which is disposed in the water collecting portion and integrally includes a water sensing sensor to sense whether or not water is present and a temperature sensor to sense a temperature of water. Since the sensing module simultaneously serves as the water sensing sensor and the temperature sensor, it may be possible to more efficiently utilize an inner space of the water collecting portion..
|Dishwasher with permanent storage compartment|
A dishwasher, including a chamber for washing dishes and a chamber for storing dishes is provided. A mechanism is also provided allowing the dish racks to move the dishes from the washing chamber to the storage chamber of the dishwasher once the wash is completed..
|Methods for dispensing a treating chemistry in a dishwasher|
A dishwasher has a treating chamber for receiving dishes for treatment according to an automatic cycle of operation and a dispensing system for storing and dispensing a treating chemistry to the treating chamber during the cycle of operation. The dishwasher may dispense a treating chemistry when a temperature of a liquid in the treating chamber satisfies a predetermined temperature threshold.
|Dishwasher monitoring device|
The subject matter disclosed and claimed herein, in one aspect thereof, is a manually operated dishwasher monitoring device that reduces the likelihood that dirty tableware will be prematurely removed from a dishwasher before being cleaned, or that dirty tableware will be inadvertently placed into a dishwasher with cleaned tableware before the clean tableware is removed. In a preferred embodiment of the present invention, the dishwasher monitoring device is comprised of an indicator, indicator washer, indicating plate, washer and attachment device positioned along a spindle, wherein said indicator and/or said indicating plate are repositionable between a first position and a second position..
|Rechargeable lithium ion button cell battery|
A rechargeable lithium ion button cell battery having a sealed housing comprises an inner casing and an outer casing, both casings have at least one flat area as top or bottom of the battery, and a round or oval sidewall vertically formed to the flat area. An insulation gasket is positioned between said sidewalls, and the outer casing opening is mechanically crimped to complete the seal of the battery.
|Rolling bearing assembly device for steering column|
The invention relates to a rolling bearing assembly device having an inner race, an outer race, at least one row of rolling elements disposed between the inner race and the outer race, and a sleeve mounted in the bore of the inner race. The sleeve provides a radial bearing flange, the lower edge of which has a portion that is inclined towards the interior of the device, the inclined portion in contact with a locking washer.
A flanged half-bearing includes at least one substantially semi-annular thrust washer with an internal periphery having lateral lugs and an intermediary stabilization lug projecting from the internal periphery of the thrust washer, and a semi-cylindrical half journal bearing shell having lateral recesses and an intermediary stabilization recess that are recessed into an axial end face of the bearing shell and are respectively connected to the lateral lugs and the stabilization lug of the thrust washer, wherein the stabilization lug has rotational stabilization edges that project substantially perpendicularly from the inner periphery of the thrust washer, and the stabilization recess is configured for axial relative movement of stabilization lug. An engine includes at least one such flanged half-bearing..