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|Method and fuel tank spark containment|
A method and apparatus for forming a seal over a hole in a structure. The apparatus comprises a washer, a sleeve, and a fastener.
The Boeing Company
|Fastener with unidirectional latch|
A fastener and associated lock washer having an integral anti-rotation mechanism. The head of the fastener includes a plurality of saw teeth—arranged in a radial array.
|Torque indicating threaded mechanical fastening systems and methods|
Threaded mechanical fastening systems and methods are provided that allow the simple deflection of a washer to indicate that a desired minimum torque has been reached or that a desired maximum torque has been exceeded. The method includes providing a threaded connection having a washer, installing the threaded connection so that the washer is supported as a simple beam over a gap, and using an amount of deflection of the washer as a result of torque applied by the threaded connection as an indicator.
|Water leak detection, prevention and water conservation systems and methods|
A water leak detection and prevention system uses sensors, wires, and wireless transmitters, to monitor all plumbing fixtures (faucets, toilets, hose bibs, etc.) and water-using appliances (dishwashers, washing machines, icemakers, etc.). When water is being used at a plumbing fixture or a water-using appliance, the sensor shows water that is expected to be used at that location and communicates the usage and the amount of flow for that location.
Aqualock Global Corporation
|System for distributing washer fluid for motor vehicle windscreen wipers|
A system for distributing washer fluid (1) for motor vehicle windscreen wipers (3, 5) including at least one fluid circulation pipe (19, 21), at least one heating element (25, 27) extending along said pipe, at least one hydraulic connection (9, 11) connected hydraulically to said pipe, characterized in that it includes a heat-conducting adapter (55, 57) in contact with said heating element (25, 27) and arranged at a suitable distance to transmit at least some of the heat from said adapter to said hydraulic connection (9, 11).. .
Valeo Systèmes D'essuyage
|Variable headlight washer spray apparatus and method dependent on outside temperature|
A temperature-dependent spray assembly for a headlight and associated method of spray washing a headlight are provided. The spray assembly includes a nozzle assembly having an opening directed toward a headlight lens surface.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
|Wiper device and wiper motor|
A wiper device that includes: a wiper motor that uses a wiper to perform a wiping operation; and a controller that controls the wiper motor such that a wiping operation by the wiper is performed during a first wiping period for a plurality of cycles in a case in which a vehicle speed detected by a vehicle speed detection section is below a specific speed and a washer switch is switched on to instruct a washer pump to eject washer fluid, and controls the wiper motor such that a wiping operation of a plurality of cycles by the wiper begins by starting during a second wiping period that is longer than the first wiping period in a case in which the vehicle speed detected by the vehicle speed detection section is the specific speed or greater and the washer switch is switched on.. .
Asmo Co., Ltd.
|Post-consumer scrap film recycling system and process|
A system and method for processing a supply of post-consumer scrap linear low density or low density polyethylene film into near-virgin quality blown film product. The method includes tearing the supply of film in a shredder, wherein the surface area of the film is exposed, including delaminating the film.
Wisconsin Film & Bag, Inc.
|Dishwasher utensil basket|
A dishwasher utensil basket includes a mechanism for unloading multiple utensils at once without the user having to directly handle the utensils. The mechanism can include a grid that is loaded with utensils for treatment.
|Basin for use with commercial dish and glassware racks|
A basin which stackably interlocks with 20-inch square racks that hold dish and glassware washed in commercial dishwashers. The basin has substantially the exterior configuration of a commercial dishwasher rack and receives a plurality of dishwasher racks stacked above.
Door assembly for a dishwasher
A dishwasher includes a treating chamber for receiving dishes for treatment according to a cycle of operation and a door assembly selectively moveable to close an access opening to the treating chamber, the door assembly comprising a window assembly comprising first and second spaced window panes defining an intervening vacuum sealed chamber, a window assembly support frame provided on the door panel, and a seal provided between the window assembly support frame and the first and second panes and encapsulated by the window assembly support frame.. .
Fluidic coupling devices, assemblies, and related methods
A fluidic coupling device includes a housing, and a piston, spring, and cap insertable in the housing. The spring includes a stack of spring washers and is compressible between the cap and the the piston.
Agilent Technologies, Inc.
Bearing support point with at least one axial bearing
A bearing support point with at least one axial bearing, in which at least one bearing washer of the axial bearing is held at a structural element, with the bearing washer being formed separately from the structural element and comprising at least one axially aligned track for the axial bearing as well as being fastened at the structural element such that the bearing washer is inserted in an opening of the structural element and is encompassed by the structural element at least at an exterior area and with the bearing washer being supported via the area inside the opening, aligned in the radial direction.. .
Schaeffler Technologies Ag & Co. Kg
Sliding bearing with lining layer comprising carbon nanostructures
A sliding bearing may include a backing layer and a sintered lining layer. The lining layer may include a composition of 0.1 to 10 percent by weight carbon nanostructures embedded in a copper-based matrix.
Mahle Engine Systems Uk Ltd
Washer and washer control with cycles for laundry additives and color safe bleaches/in-wash stain removers
A washer and a control for an automatic washer to operate the washer through a wash cycle selected based upon a range of conditions of a fabric load to be washed. The control has a plurality of selectable stain type entrees, each with a particular dedicated wash cycle.
Post-consumer scrap film recycling system and process
A system for processing a supply of post-consumer scrap linear low density or low density polyethylene film into near-virgin quality blown film product. The system includes tearing the supply of film in a shredder, wherein the surface area of the film is exposed, including delaminating the film.
Wisconsin Film & Bag, Inc.
Silencing device for pneumatic tool
A silencing device is disposed in an exhaust channel of a pneumatic tool. The exhaust channel has an outlet and an inner surface.
Tranmax Machinery Co., Ltd.
Bottle washer assembly for dishwasher appliance
Bottle washer assemblies for dishwasher appliances are provided. A bottle washer assembly includes a supply conduit defining a main passage for flowing wash fluid therethrough.
General Electric Company
Attachment of deep drawn resonator shell
The apparatus includes a base having a hole in a top surface, a fastener having a longitudinal section with the longitudinal section extending into the hole, and a shell. The shell has a connecting section connecting a first lateral surface section and a second lateral surface section.
Radio Frequency Systems
Integration of a radar sensor in a vehicle
A washer system includes a washer pump constructed and arranged to pump washer fluid from a reservoir to an outlet of the pump. The pump includes an inlet port extending from a bottom thereof.
Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
Spindle gear unit for an adjusting mechanism in a motor vehicle and vehicle seat
A spindle gear unit (10), for an adjusting mechanism in a motor vehicle seat, includes a housing (20, 22), a spindle nut (40, 140, 240) cooperating with a spindle (30). The spindle nut (40, 140, 240) has external toothing (44, 144, 244) and has at least one bearing surface (46, 146, 246) for rotatably mounting the spindle nut (40, 140, 240) in the housing (20, 22).
Johnson Controls Metals And Mechanisms Gmbh & Co. Kg
Portable parts washer
A portable parts washer for cleaning mechanical parts that includes a washer body having an upper portion, a lower portion, and a wash basin formed within the upper portion having inner sidewalls, a floor panel and at least one drain aperture. The portable parts washer also includes an in-use reservoir formed within the lower portion of the washer body and having a bottom panel spaced from the floor panel and outer sidewalls, and which is configured to receive cleaning fluid from the wash basin through the drain aperture when the floor panel is in a substantially horizontal orientation.
Household appliance with bulk unit-dose dispenser and controlling the same
A household appliance, such as dishwasher, includes a bulk unit-dose dispenser configured to hold multiple unit doses of treating chemistry and dispense the treating chemistry at the appropriate time in a cycle of operation. The bulk unit-dose dispenser can include a multiple compartments moveable along a track, and the compartments can be sequentially moved into registry with a dispensing opening of the appliance..
A control method for a dishwasher that includes a spray arm, a sump configured to provide a space where washing water is stored and to collect washing water sprayed from the spray arm, a housing configured to connect the sump and the spray arm, a heater located in the housing, an impeller located in the housing and above the heater, and a motor configured to rotate the impeller, is described. The control method includes the actions of supplying washing water to the sump; rotating the impeller by supplying electricity to the motor; measuring an amount of electric current supplied to the motor during the rotating of the impeller; and heating washing water located in the housing by operating the heater based on the amount of electric current supplied to the motor during the rotating of the impeller being greater than or equal to a preset reference amount..
Lg Electronics Inc.
Dishwasher diverter valves with continuous calibration
Diverter valves and associated dishwashers with continuous calibration are provided. An example dishwasher includes a diverter valve assembly.
General Electric Company
A dishwasher includes a tub to provide a wash space, a first rack located inside the tub to receive a washing object and a second rack located below the first rack, a flow path tower provided at the second rack to eject wash water to the first rack, an ejection arm including a chamber for introduction of wash water, a first flow path in communication with the chamber, and second and third flow paths in communication with the chamber to eject wash water to the second rack and separated from each other, a tower separable coupler provided inside the ejection arm to connect the first flow path to the flow path tower when wash water is supplied to the first flow path, and a flow path switcher provided inside the chamber to selectively open the first, second and third flow paths according to a pressure inside the chamber.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.
Spray arm assembly for dishwasher appliance
A spray arm assembly includes a spray arm including a plurality of branches connected to each other and arrayed about a center point, each of the plurality of branches defining a passage therethrough and an aperture in fluid communication with the passage. The center point defines a spray arm central axis.
General Electric Company
Dishwasher and control method thereof
A control method of a dishwasher that includes at least two flow paths having different flow rates, a chamber having communication holes that each communicate with a respective flow path, a water supply pump configured to supply washing water to the chamber through an impeller rotated by a motor, and a flow path switching unit located within the chamber and configured to sequentially open the communication holes is described. The control method includes the actions of measuring an amount of current supplied to the motor while the motor rotates the impeller to supply washing water to the chamber, and determining a position of the flow path switching unit by comparing the amount of current supplied to the motor with reference current amounts that are each designated as an amount of current supplied to the motor when the motor rotates the impeller to supply washing water to the respective flow path..
Lg Electronics Inc.
Shotgun shell tracer and tracer manufacturing device
A shotgun shell tracer includes a base wall, an obturator, and an edge wall extending from the base wall opposite to the obturator. A chamber support may be engaged to the base wall extending from the base wall within the internal space of the tracer.
Base-mounted airbag inflator and related methods and systems
Apparatus and systems for coupling a base of an airbag inflator with a housing, such as an airbag module housing or an adapter housing configured to be coupled with an airbag module housing. In some embodiments, a vehicle airbag assembly may comprise a housing comprising an opening and a plurality of notches.
Autoliv Asp, Inc.
Washer device for breast pump accessories
A washing device for washing breast pump accessories and baby bottles, by spraying water in jets of high pressure, includes a washing enclosure; a water inlet; a drain outlet; a tube network; a wash pump; a heating element; a tray; a top sliding mesh lid; a breast shield clamp, including a clip, a clamp base, and extender arm, and adjustable side arms; a distribution valve; a plurality of water dispensing components, including spray pipes, a top spinner, a bottom spinner, side spinners, side nozzles. Spray pipes can be height adjustable, and can include spray nozzles, which can be flexible or rotating.
Dishwasher filtration system
A liquid filtration system includes a sump screen, a filter, and a cap. The sump screen mounts to a tub bottom wall and includes a plate and a filter aperture edge mounted through the plate.
Wolf Appliance, Inc.
System for supplying and treating water for a washing machine, in particular a dishwasher
A dishwasher system having an electronic control unit (ecu). The control unit is designed to control selectively, in predetermined ways, as a function of the hardness of the water, and through the electric valves: the quantity of water used for forming the brine used for each operation of regenerating the softening substances contained in the first tank; and the frequency of the operations of regenerating and washing the softening substances..
Tape measure anchor
Provided is a weighted anchor for a tape measure. The device includes a tubular housing with a defined interior volume for holding one or more magnetic weights therein.
An adjustable chock for levelling and anchoring a machine to a foundation. The chock comprises a base element, a centre element and a spherical washer (comprising either a concave or convex surface), each is rotationally symmetric about a centre axis.
A bonding washer for making electrical connection between two metal pieces that are to be mechanically fastened together. The washer, to be interposed between the two metal pieces, may be constructed so as to fasten to one of the pieces before the two pieces are joined.
Adjustable volume rigid container
As the internal volume is adjusted the container collapses into a smaller size. Preferably the first component is larger diameter than a second component that is a smaller diameter and slides onto the larger first component.
Cleaning device and system for vehicle-mounted optic surface and vehicle-mounted optic sensor with cleaning device
A cleaning device for cleaning a vehicle-mounted optic surface, including a housing, the housing including an opening adapted to fit an optic surface, a fluid inlet arranged to take in washer fluid, an at least one fluid discharge port arranged to discharge washer fluid onto the optic surface, a first passage in fluidic communication with the fluid inlet and the at least one fluid discharge port so as to guide the washer fluid from the fluid inlet towards the at least one fluid discharge port and a protruding part that substantially surrounds the opening so as to define an inner wall. A cleaning system and a vehicle-mounted sensor can include an optic surface and the cleaning device..
Fico Transpar, S.a.
Disclosed herein is a dishwasher having a structure capable of reducing energy consumption, and improving drying performance. The dishwasher includes a body, a washing tub provided inside the body and a drying unit in which a dehumidifying member is rotatably accommodated, wherein the dehumidifying member may include a dehumidifying area and a regenerating area separated from the dehumidifying area to perform dehumidifying and regenerating concurrently..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Dishwasher with unitary wash module
An automatic dishwasher having a tub defining a treating chamber and a housing physically separate from the tub and defining a sump to receive liquid sprayed into the tub, the housing having an inlet fluidly connected to a liquid outlet of the tub and an outlet fluidly coupled to a sprayer located within the tub to define a recirculation path for the sprayed liquid.. .
Sun visor with wireless charging function
The present invention provices a sun visor with wireless charging function, which comprises a sun visor body having a charger stand therein; a wireless charging circuit module disposed inside the sun visor body, said wireless charging circuit module including a coil coupled to the charger stand; wherein said charger stand comprises a case and a cover mounted on said case, wherein the case includes a containing space having washers therein. The charger stand has the washers to fix effectively the electronic products to prevent bump on the road, and limits to the position of the electronic products with the positioning convex piece, so as to ensure good connection between the coil of the wireless charging module and the electronic product..
Dongguan Evervictory Electronic Co., Ltd
Inflation valve cap apparatus and method
An inflation valve cap having a cap body, an ear depending from the cap body, and a valve body for inflating or pressurizing a beverage bottle. A locking washer may be provided to prevent the valve body from ejecting from the cap body..
Temperature compensated torque limiting valve
A flow limiting and temperature compensated orifice assembly includes a valve body having an orifice and a plurality of exterior bypass channels or openings. The valve body is disposed in a complementary cylindrical chamber in a housing in the fluid line which also receives a bi-metallic disc and a rubber washer.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc
Thermal and acoustic insulation assembly and an exhaust duct of a rotary machine
A thermal acoustic insulation structure including: a metal internal sheet having an exposed surface configured to be exposed to a hot gas, an external sheet and an insulation sandwiched between the internal and external sheets; a bar secured to the metal internal sheet and extending through at least a portion of the insulation; a bracket connected to the external sheet or to a support plate extending from the external sheet, wherein the bracket includes an opening configured to receive an end of the bar; a fastener securing the end of the bar to the bracket, and an insulating washer separating the bracket from the bar and the fastener.. .
General Electric Company
Pressure actuated ported sub for subterranean cement completions
A shifting sleeve has differential piston areas so that applied pressure displaces the sleeve against spring bias, which preferably is a series of belleville washer stacks associated with modular mandrel components, to obtain the desired opposing force to the movement initiated with pressure applied to differential piston areas. An indexing feature is located between the sleeve and the mandrel passage wall and on a predetermined number of cycles disables the belleville washer stacks from biasing the sleeve in an opposed direction as when pressure is applied.
Baker Hughes Incorporated
Tub insert system for top loading washer
A washing machine tub insert system is provided that prevents the wash tub from impacting the washing machine cabinet during shipping and handling. The tub insert system may be made from a die cut corrugated blank and foam locking members.
Sonoco Development, Inc.
Clothes mover for an automatic washer
A washing machine for treating laundry comprising a basket rotatable about a first rotational axis, having a peripheral side wall extending upwardly from a bottom wall to at least partially define a treating chamber; a clothes mover proximate the bottom wall, having a base with a centrally located hub concentric with a second rotational axis about which the clothes mover reciprocally rotates; and at least one vane having an elongated body extending away from the hub and projecting upwardly from the clothes mover to terminate in a tip.. .
Spray washer nozzle for vehicle
A spray washer nozzle for a vehicle may include a nozzle body installed in a hood of a vehicle as a unit for ejecting washer liquid to a windshield, and connected to a hose for supplying the washer liquid and fixedly installed in a hood panel at the same time, and a spray nozzle chip having a passage therein and inserted into a head part of the nozzle body, in which a heat emitter is inserted into and mounted to the passage formed in the interior of the spray nozzle chip such that washer liquid flowing through the passage of the spray nozzle chip is heated while directly contacting the heat emitter.. .
Nifco Korea Inc.
Apparatus for preloading a bearing
Methods and apparatus for preloading a bearing are provided. These methods and apparatus include preload monitoring devices whereby the mechanic can accurately monitor and regulate the preload on a bearing or bearing assembly.
A cutlery tray for dishwasher
A dishwasher cutlery tray comprises a frame which is withdrawably mounted in a wash-tub and a plurality of inserts arranged in a movable manner on the frame and on which tableware items to be washed can be arranged. At least one first insert and one second insert are arranged on the frame in a horizontally displaceable manner.
Indesit Company S.p.a.
Washer comprising a liquid detergent dosing unit
The present invention relates to a washer (100) comprising a body, a door providing access into the body, a liquid detergent tank (3) enabling liquid detergent to be stored and a detergent dosing unit (1) enabling liquid detergent corresponding to an amount estimated for one washing program to be transferred from the liquid detergent tank (3) into a washer (100) during a cycle.. .
Arcelik Anonim Sirketi
Dishwasher appliance and a operating a dishwasher appliance
A dishwasher appliance is provided. The dishwasher appliance includes a first spray assembly and a second spray assembly.
General Electric Company
Feeding platter for pets
The present invention provides a feeding surface to present a variety of foods to pets such as dogs or cats. The feeder is made of a high-density thermoplastic material that facilitates the cutting of various foods without dulling cutting implements and may be easily cleaned and sanitized in a dishwasher or by hand.
High temperature vacuum furnace heater element support assembly
An electrical insulating and heating element support assembly for a high temperature vacuum furnace having a threaded support rod for connecting a heating element to the insulated hot-zone support ring in an electrically non-connected position includes insulator sleeves and washers surrounding the rod in contact with a series of refractory metal washers which may include graphite and/or molybdenum as shielding liners used to protect electrical insulators from having electrical short path means due to deposition of conductive materials onto the non-conducting insulators, and the use of threaded nuts and bushings to anchor the rod and shielding arrangement within the furnace hot zone. The non-conducting insulators and washers are made from materials with high thermal and electrical resistance, such as preferably alumina or mullite, and radially surround the support rod and the heating element.
Coaxial cable device having a helical outer conductor and effecting weld connectivity
A jumper cable having an end prepared for connecting to a coupling assembly. The prepared end includes an inner conductor, an outer conductor having a helical outer surface contour, and a dielectric core disposed between the inner and outer conductors.
John Mezzalingua Associates, Llc
Direct tension indicating washer with enhanced indicating material and manufacturing
A direct tension indicating washer includes a first surface having a protuberance formed thereon; a second surface having an indentation formed opposite the protuberance; an indicating material positioned in the indentation; and a channel leading from the indentation to an outer diameter of the direct tension indicating washer; wherein the indicating material is weather-resistant.. .
Applied Bolting Technology
Dishwasher rinse aids and detergents
Automatic dishwashing methods using dishwashing agents that contain anionic surfactant(s) having at least one sulfate group or sulfonate group, as well as nonionic surfactant(s), produce very good drying of the dishes cleaned in an automatic dishwashing method. The automatic dishwashing agents additionally contain polycarboxylic acid in combination with methyglycinediacetic acid or glutaminediacetic acid or ethylenediaminedisuccinic acid, or salts thereof..
Henkel Ag & Co. Kgaa
Removing/connecting structure for complex material of threaded rod work piece and washer
A removing/connecting structure for complex material of threaded rod work piece and washer includes a machine body having abase seat and a rail vertically spaced from the base seat. The rail includes a front section and a rear section spaced from the front section.
Fastening method, assembly and structure of engine oil fill extension tube
Fastening method, assembly and structure of engine oil fill extension tube can include an oil fill extension tube and a self-locking washer. The oil fill extension tube can include a plurality of locking edges disposed towards a first distal end of the oil fill extension tube, where the plurality of locking edges can define boundaries of a plurality of slots.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
The present invention relates to a cutlery rack (21; 41) for a dishwasher (10). The cutlery rack comprises: a support frame (23; 43) surrounding a storage area for the cutleries; a rack bottom (25; 45) with a first and a second side; a first support arrangement (29; 48) for cutleries arranged on said first side of the rack bottom; and a second support (49) arrangement for cutleries arranged on said second side of the rack bottom, wherein the cutlery rack is arranged with either the first or second side of the rack bottom facing upwards.
Warewasher with automated scrapping system
A warewasher includes a scrap reducing arrangement located within a wash zone for capturing scrap debris falling downward toward a tank. The scrap reducing arrangement is configured to automatically deliver captured scrap debris away from the tank when liquid spraying within the wash zone ceases..
Dishwasher having spray manifold
A dishwasher includes a tub at least partially forming a treating chamber, a dish rack provided within the wash chamber, and a spray manifold. The spray manifold can have multiple apertures and/or sprayers for emitting wash liquid to define a spray zone..
Mattress supporting system with curved-slot locking mechanism for leg supports
A bed frame assembly has diagonal struts that lock leg supports into place using novel locking mechanisms. A leg support is pivotally attached to the bedboard frame, and a slotted bracket is welded to a cross bar of the frame.
A support assembly for supporting an element and for rotating that element between a first position and a second position. The support assembly may be used to support an armrest pad and is suitable for use on watercraft.
Challenger Hardware Company
A thrust washer may include a metallic substrate layer having an axial substrate face. The thrust washer may also include a polymer layer on the axial substrate face.
Mahle Engine Systems Uk Limited
A thrust washer for a sliding bearing may include a thrust washer substrate having an axial face. The thrust washer may also have a polymer layer of profiled thickness on the axial face of the substrate.
Mahle Engine Systems Uk Limited
Cutlery tray module for a dishwasher and dishwasher comprising at least one cutlery tray module
The present invention relates to a cutlery tray module (1) for a dishwasher, said cutlery tray module (1) comprising a bottom surface (2), adapted for substantially horizontal reception of cutlery items. The bottom surface (2) comprising a plurality of cutlery holding elements (3), adapted to hold said cutlery items, and at least one elongated indentation (4), having a longitudinal extension in a direction d.
Electrolux Home Products Corporation N.v.
Dishwasher appliance having improved ventilation apparatus
Dishwasher appliances are provided. A dishwasher appliance includes a chamber and a door.
General Electric Company
Warewasher with drain water tempering system with energy recovery
A warewash machine includes a sump for collecting hot cleaning water that is recirculated in the chamber during cleaning, a drain path for draining cleaning water from the sump and a fresh water input line including at least a fresh water input that receives fresh water. A waste water heat recovery arrangement includes a plurality of heat exchange compartments arranged in series flow communication and forming part of the drain path.
Warewasher wash arm filter arrangement
A warewasher includes a liquid recirculation system for spraying wares with wash liquid from a collecting tank. The warewasher includes a filter arrangement for capturing food debris in a wash spray before the wash spray reaches the wares being cleaned..