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Date/App# patent app List of recent Washer-related patents
08/18/16
20160241952 
 Narrow-angle directional microphone patent thumbnailnew patent Narrow-angle directional microphone
An acoustic tube attaching unit that attaches an acoustic tube to a side of a main body case where a microphone unit is mounted. The acoustic tube attaching unit includes first and second elastic members lying between a fixing member and a washer, and bolts that tight the fixing member and the washer in an axial direction.
Kabushiki Kaisha Audio-technica


08/18/16
20160238621 
 Clot protection and detection algorithm for activated clotting time testing patent thumbnailnew patent Clot protection and detection algorithm for activated clotting time testing
Activated clotting time (act) tests detect blood clotting time based on the viscosity changes of a test sample, using a ferromagnetic washer lifted to the top of a test chamber and then dropped from the top via gravity; a drop time greater than a preset threshold value indicates clotting of the test sample. Blood samples which have high levels of heparin usually produce very weak clots that may easily be destroyed by the lifting movement of the washer.
Medtronic, Inc.


08/18/16
20160238431 
 Liquid surface sensor patent thumbnailnew patent Liquid surface sensor
A liquid surface sensor includes a case fastened to a washer tank, and a float assembled to the case and is movable relative to the case in a vertical direction. The float supports a magnet.
Denso Corporation


08/18/16
20160238091 
 Free-wheel device for an automatic transmission patent thumbnailnew patent Free-wheel device for an automatic transmission
A free-wheel device for an automatic transmission of a motor vehicle is provided, including a rotating inner ring (1) and a stationary, fixed outer ring (2), a cage (3) arranged radially between the inner ring (1) and the outer ring (2) for holding clamping bodies. The outer ring (2) is formed of a thrust ring (4) and a ring washer (5) that is arranged axially on the thrust ring (4) and connected locked in rotation with the thrust ring (4).
Schaeffler Technologies Ag & Co. Kg


08/18/16
20160237665 
 Plug precluding hose attachment to a garbage disposal patent thumbnailnew patent Plug precluding hose attachment to a garbage disposal
Provided herein is a plug that is configured to obstruct an auxiliary inlet of a garbage disposal, and more particularly, to a manually removable plug for an auxiliary inlet of a garbage disposal that precludes attachment of a drain hose from a dishwasher to the auxiliary inlet without removal of the plug. Embodiments may include a garbage disposal including a grinding chamber with a primary inlet and an auxiliary inlet.
Electrolux Home Products, Inc.


08/18/16
20160236377 
 Post-consumer scrap film recycling system and process patent thumbnailnew patent 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.


08/18/16
20160236044 
 Improved anchor fitting for hollow ball patent thumbnailnew patent Improved anchor fitting for hollow ball
An improved anchor fitting (10) for anchoring a tether cord (22) to a hollow ball (12). The anchor fitting (10) includes an anchor body (16) comprising a shank portion (18) and a head (20) at one end of the shank portion.
Limpet Sports Management B.v.


08/18/16
20160235273 
 Dishwasher patent thumbnailnew patent Dishwasher
Disclosed herein is a dishwasher that includes a linear type injection structure with an easily separable filter assembly. The dishwasher includes a washing tub configured to wash dishes, a sump configured to store washing water injected toward the washing tub, and a coarse filter located at a bottom plate of the washing tub and configured to filter foreign substances included in the washing water.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


08/11/16
20160230809 
 Tiered axial bearing with s-shaped intermediate washer patent thumbnailTiered axial bearing with s-shaped intermediate washer
An axial bearing assembly is provided having first and second axial end washers with axial flanges. An intermediate washer is provided with first and second axial retention flanges extending opposite radial ends.
Schaeffler Technologies Ag & Co. Kg


08/11/16
20160230327 
 Clothes mover for an automatic washer patent thumbnailClothes 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.. .
Whirlpool Corporation


08/11/16
20160229375 

Force-limiting device for a seat belt system


A force-limiting device (4) for a seat belt device having at least two parts (5, 11, 15) controlled with a frequency-dependent, defined movement for energy absorption, wherein the parts (5, 11, 15) that move the parts (5, 11, 15) undergo an undulating movement (q) directed perpendicular to the feed movement (v) in the course of which the gearings (8, 10, 18, 19) alternatingly engage and disengage. An open spring washer exerts force to move the parts (5, 11, 15) toward one another and can be automatically increased after a preset belt extraction length.
Autoliv Development Ab


08/11/16
20160227981 

Motor control based on vibration sensing


Various embodiments are directed to systems and methods for controlling a vent fan motor associated with a dishwasher based at least in part on sensed vibration signals. A vibration sensor, such as a microphone and/or an accelerometer, may be associated with the vent fan motor and may be configured to sense sound pressure level vibrations emitted by the vent fan motor.
Electrolux Home Products, Inc.


08/11/16
20160227980 

Dishwasher and cleaning items to be washed


The invention proposes a dishwasher, comprising a cleaning chamber for accommodating washware. The dishwasher is designed to apply at least one washing liquid and at least one final-rinse liquid to the washware in the cleaning chamber.
Meiko Maschinenbau Gmbh & Co. Kg


08/04/16
20160226196 

Contact spring washer and plug-in connector


A contact spring washer includes a plurality of u-shaped regions arranged in an annular manner, each u-shaped region having two webs arranged substantially in parallel with one another, wherein the two webs of a first u-shaped region are interconnected by means of a first connecting web at a radially outer end of the two webs, wherein adjacent u-shaped regions are interconnected by a second connecting web at a radially inner end of the webs of said regions, and wherein the u-shaped regions each have at least one curve in the region of the two webs arranged substantially in parallel with one another.. .
Phoenix Contact Gmbh & Co. Kg


08/04/16
20160223164 

Wall washer lighting system with light emitter, optical lens and reflector


A wall washer lighting system includes a light emitter mounted relative to a first surface that is about perpendicular to a second surface. The wall washer lighting system is configured to direct light from the light emitter toward the second surface.
Rab Lighting Inc.


08/04/16
20160223133 

Belleville washer nut plate


An apparatus includes a nut plate with a plurality of retention tabs integrally attached to the nut plate. A spring assembly is contained with the plurality of retention tabs.
United Technologies Corporation


08/04/16
20160222993 

Composite actuator piston head assembly


The present disclosure describes composite actuator piston rods and methods for making such rods. Composite actuator piston rods of the present disclosure may include a tapered end and an embedded bolt positioned within the tapered end.
Goodrich Corporation


08/04/16
20160222324 

Method of dishwashing


A method of automatic dishwashing comprising the step of delivering into a dishwasher a cleaning product comprising a particulate loose-powder composition comprising an organic complexing agent, bleach, manganese bleach catalyst and free of phosphate and wherein the manganese bleach catalyst is in the form of a delayed release particle.. .
The Procter & Gamble Company


08/04/16
20160222323 

Method of dishwashing


A method of automatic dishwashing comprising the step of delivering into a dishwasher a cleaning product comprising a particulate loose-powder composition comprising an organic complexing agent, bleach, manganese bleach catalyst and free of phosphate and wherein the manganese bleach catalyst is in the form of a delayed release particle.. .
The Procter & Gamble Company


08/04/16
20160221540 

Windshield wiper device having improved creep behavior


The invention relates to a method for reducing material creep processes of a windshield washer device. The method comprises the providing (201) of a windshield washer device for a vehicle.
Robert Bosch Gmbh


08/04/16
20160221044 

High efficiency hot water pressure washer


An improved hot water pressure washer utilizes a combination of technologies to achieve lower emission levels and increased operational efficiency. A forced air natural gas or forced air oil burner utilizes a flue gas and recirculation line to lower carbon monoxide and nox emissions from a burner.
Karcher North America, Inc.


08/04/16
20160220092 

Dish washer


A dishwasher may include a sump configured to store water, a main arm disposed at the sump and configured to supply water from the sump, an auxiliary arm rotatably disposed at the main arm and configured to spray water, and an auxiliary arm connection member disposed at the main arm and configured to rotatably support the auxiliary arm, where the auxiliary arm may include an auxiliary flow passage configured to allow water flow through the auxiliary arm, where the main arm may include a transfer flow passage in fluid communication with the auxiliary flow passage, where the auxiliary arm connection member may include a flow tube disposed at the main arm in fluid communication with the transfer flow passage and the auxiliary flow passage.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.


08/04/16
20160220090 

Dish washer


A dishwasher may include a tub configured to accommodate one or more items to be washed, a spray arm rotatably mounted to the tub, and configured to spray water onto the one or more items to be washed, a sump disposed at a bottom surface of the tub and configured to store water and to supply stored water to the spray arm, a fixed gear unit fixed to the tub with gear teeth arranged along an outer circumferential surface of the fixed gear unit, a rotary gear unit rotatably mounted on the spray arm and configured to engage the gear teeth of the fixed gear unit, and a link member connected to the rotary gear unit and the spray arm, where the spray arm may include, a main arm with a pair of arms, and a pair of auxiliary arms rotatably connected to the main arm.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.


07/28/16
20160215698 

Support arrangement for a transition piece of a gas turbine engine


A support arrangement (10) for a transition piece (12) of a gas turbine engine (14). The support arrangement includes a mounting bracket (16) for the transition piece and a pin (18) supporting the mounting bracket in an interior (20) of the gas turbine engine and extending through an opening (22) in a casing (24) to an exterior (26) of the as turbine engine.
Siemens Energy, Inc.


07/28/16
20160214577 

Valve apparatus and washer apparatus


An object of the present invention is to provide a valve apparatus capable of keeping a holding state of a valve body. The valve apparatus 14 is adapted to supply cleaning fluid by switching between a first flow channel 54 and a second flow channel 55, the valve apparatus 14 being provided with: a first fluid pipe 44 having a first flow channel 54; a second fluid pipe 45 coaxially aligned with the first fluid pipe 44, the second fluid pipe 45 having a second flow channel 55; a housing 86 provided with a first valve chamber 37 and a second valve chamber 38; a partition wall 49 disposed between the first flow channel 44 and the second flow channel 55 in the housing 86; and a rib 46 provided to the housing 86 to support the partition wall 49, wherein the partition wall 49 has: a film-like valve body 50 which is elastically deformed by pressure of the first valve chamber 37 and the second valve chamber 38 so as to open one of the first flow channel 44 and the second flow channel 55 and close the other of the first flow channel 54 and the second flow channel 55; and a frame 51 attached along an outer circumference of the valve body 50 and supported by the rib 56, wherein the frame 51 is higher in stiffness than the valve body 50..
Mitsuba Corporation


07/28/16
20160213220 

Soil chopping system for a dishwasher


A dishwasher with a tub at least partially defining a treating chamber, a liquid spraying system supplying a spray of liquid to the treating chamber, a liquid recirculation system defining a recirculation flow path, and a liquid filtering system having a rotating filter. A chopping system is included to macerate foreign objects within the recirculation flow path and includes a blade mounted to the rotating filter..
Whirlpool Corporation


07/28/16
20160213219 

Hydraulically-driven dishwasher diverters


Hydraulically-driven dishwasher diverters are disclosed herein. An example hydraulically-driven dishwasher diverter includes a diverter housing having a plurality of wash zone openings defined therethrough corresponding to respective wash zones of a dishwasher, and a rotating cylindrical diverter valve including a valve outlet to fluidly couple a fluid flowing through the cylindrical diverter valve through one of the wash zone openings, a flexible portion adjacent the valve outlet to seal another one of the wash zone openings in response to fluid pressure in the cylindrical diverter valve while the valve outlet is fluidly flowing the fluid through the one of the wash zone openings.
Whirlpool Corporation


07/21/16
20160208955 

Valve assembly, washer system, and device


A valve assembly includes a shuttle reversibly translatable with respect to an axis. The shuttle defines an at least first outlet port, an at least second outlet port spaced apart from the at least first outlet port, and an inlet port.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc


07/21/16
20160208851 

System and measuring pre-load force during tapered roller bearing wheel adjustment


Improved systems and methods facilitate precise adjustment of wheel-end tapered roller bearing preload force on an axle spindle with a diameter, a longitudinal groove or flat, and a thread pattern to receive a hexagonal adjustment nut with six outer edges. A basic system includes a flat round inner washer having an inner diameter corresponding to the diameter of the axle, an outer diameter, an inner surface, and outer surface and an outer edge.

07/21/16
20160208508 

System and retrofitting walls with retaining ties


A retention tie system for post-construction installation to stabilize masonry or composite walls. The system comprises a tie member anchored in an anchor hole bored into the existing foundation and a tensioned against a base plate and a cover plate seated along the top of the wall.

07/21/16
20160207504 

Washer injector


An object of the present invention is to provide a washer injector capable of injecting an amount of washer fluid which can properly wipe a windshield glass even when viscosity is increased or decreased depending on temperature change of the washer fluid. The washer injector includes a washer nozzle for injecting the washer fluid to the windshield glass of a vehicle, a washer pump for supplying the washer fluid to the washer nozzle, a fluid temperature sensor as a detection unit for detecting a fluid temperature which is a temperature of the washer fluid, and a control unit for controlling a discharge pressure of the washer pump.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160207503 

Vehicular washer nozzle device mount structure


A washer nozzle device for spraying a washer fluid onto a front window panel is mounted to a vehicle body. The vehicle body includes a front hood disposed in front of the front window panel, and a hood garnish disposed on the front hood.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160207075 

Valve manifold, washer system, and device


A valve manifold includes a housing defining an inlet port and a plurality of outlet ports. Each of the plurality of outlet ports defines a sealing face.
Dynalloy, Inc.


07/21/16
20160206358 

Orthopedic fixation system and method


An orthopedic fixation system includes a pedicle screw washer. The pedicle screw washer includes a body, an aperture for receiving a pedicle screw, a first securing member extending from the body spaced from the aperture and dimensioned to engage a first side of a transverse process of a vertebra, and a second securing member extending from the body spaced from the aperture and dimensioned apart from the first securing member to engage a second opposed side of the transverse process of the vertebra..

07/21/16
20160206356 

Washer plate


A plate for treating a bone includes a plate body extending along a longitudinal axis from a first end to a second end and being sized, shaped and contoured to be positioned along a desired surface of a bone. The plate also includes a slotted opening extending through the plate body and defined by a first portion sized and shaped to permit a head portion of a bone fixation element fixed to the bone to be passed therethrough and a second elongated portion extending along the longitudinal axis from the first portion in communication with the first portion, the second portion sized to prevent the head portion of the bone fixation element from being passed therethrough so that, when the head portion of the bone fixation element is received through the first portion, the plate is slidable relative thereto such that the second portion engages the head portion of the bone fixation element..
Depuy Synthes Products, Inc.


07/21/16
20160206174 

Filter assembly for a dishwasher appliance


A dishwasher appliance including a tub defining a wash chamber is provided. The dishwasher appliance also includes a sump positioned at a bottom portion of the tub, the sump including a bottom wall that defines a recessed chamber.
General Electric Company


07/21/16
20160206173 

Filter assembly for a dishwasher appliance


A filter assembly for filtering wash fluid to be recirculated by a circulation pump in a dishwasher appliance is provided. The filter assembly includes a first filter member and a second filter member.
General Electric Company


07/14/16
20160201504 

Unison ring self-centralizers and centralizing


A centralizing assembly for an engine having a plurality or rotatable vanes is provided including an engine casing and at least one unison ring disposed concentrically there about. A spacing gap is formed between the unison ring and the engine casing and is variable between a maximum spacing gap and a minimum spacing gap in response to thermal expansion of the engine casing.
Rolls-royce North American Technologies, Inc.


07/14/16
20160201245 

Induction motor temperature measurement using phase controlled alternating current


Methods and systems are provided for monitoring current flow in an induction motor, particularly an induction motor associated with a washing machine and for controlling operation of the motor to limit thermals during operation of the motor. The subject matter provides for periodically stopping the motor and applying a phase limited alternating (ac) voltage to the motor that is of insufficient magnitude to start the motor rotating.
General Electric Company


07/14/16
20160200293 

Undercarriage vehicle washer


An undercarriage vehicle washer comprising a z-shaped body, where the z-shaped body extends between a handle and an undercarriage portion each connected with a pair of elbow joints; a fitting attached to the handle, where the fitting connects the z-shaped body to a water hose; a sprayer coupled to an end of the undercarriage portion, where the sprayer directs an upward stream toward an undercarriage of a vehicle; a pair of wheels attached to the sprayer.. .

07/14/16
20160200222 

Articulation mechanism and vehicle seat having such a mechanism


An articulation mechanism comprising first and second frames mounted in a rotatable manner with respect to one another and connected together by a gear controlled by an input member (11) actuating an eccentric cam mounted in a rotatable manner in a cylindrical housing integral with the first frame. The cam is formed of two cam parts that are elastically urged towards a position of maximum eccentricity and are movable towards a position of minimum eccentricity during actuation of the input member.
Faurecia Sièges D'automobile


07/14/16
20160199979 

Base plate assembly transfer mechanism and methods


This invention relates to an apparatus for processing a baseplate assembly and more specifically to a transfer mechanism and a parts washer for processing baseplate assemblies. The transfer mechanism has a pivot arm that is mounted to a transfer and/or lift mechanism.
Baldwin Filters, Inc.


07/14/16
20160198931 

Pump assemblies and fluid circulation systems for dishwasher appliances


Pump assemblies and fluid circulation systems for dishwasher appliances are provided. A pump assembly includes a housing defining an interior, and a pump.
General Electric Company


07/14/16
20160198930 

Dishwasher appliance and a operating a dishwasher appliance


A dishwasher appliance includes a first spray assembly and a second spray assembly disposed within a wash chamber of a tub. A hydraulic switch of the dishwasher appliance has a first outlet conduit that extends towards the first spray assembly and a second outlet conduit that extends towards the second spray assembly.
General Electric Company


07/14/16
20160198929 

Dishwasher


Provided herein are a dishwasher comprising a washing chamber arranged for holding soiled items to be washed, a filter, and a circulation pump, and methods of operating the same. The washing chamber may be arranged such that, when the flow of washing liquid passes through the washing chamber, soil is released from the items to be washed and caught in the flow.
Electrolux Home Products Corporation, N.v.


07/14/16
20160198928 

Spray arm assemblies for dishwasher appliances


Spray arm assemblies for dishwasher appliances are provided. A spray arm assembly includes a first spray arm.
General Electric Company


07/14/16
20160198927 

Spray arm assemblies for dishwasher appliances


Spray arm assemblies for dishwasher appliances are provided. In some embodiments, a spray arm assembly includes a first spray arm, the first spray arm including an inner arm member and an outer arm member, the inner arm member defining an interior and extending along a longitudinal axis, the outer arm member generally concentric with and surrounding the inner arm member.
General Electric Company


07/14/16
20160198926 

Fluid circulation system for dishwasher appliances


Fluid circulation systems for dishwasher appliances are provided. A dishwasher appliance includes a tub that defines a wash chamber.
General Electric Company


07/14/16
20160198854 

Slide arrangement for cable drawer


A drawer slide having first and second rails interconnected by a center rail. The center rail includes a spool configured to provide half-speed travel of the center rail relative to the travel of the first rail.
Commscope Emea Limited


07/07/16
20160197336 

Washers for a lithium ion battery cell terminal


The present disclosure relates to washers for lithium ion battery cell terminals. A lithium ion battery module includes a housing, a first battery cell disposed in the housing and having a cell terminal protruding from a surface of a casing of the first battery cell, where the cell terminal is configured to enable electrical connection to the battery cell, and a washer stack disposed about the cell terminal.
Johnson Controls Technology Company


07/07/16
20160197054 

Igbt device and packaging whole-wafer igbt chip


An igbt device and a method for packaging a whole-wafer igbt chip. The igbt device comprises: an entire wafer igbt chip, the upper surface thereof comprising a central gate connection zone and a plurality of emitter connection zones surrounding the central gate connection zone, and the lower surface thereof comprising a collecting zone, wherein the emitter connection zones located on the surface of a failure cellular zone of the chip are thinned; a collector washer which is fixed on the lower surface of the chip, and an emitter washer which is fixed on the upper surface of the chip; a collector electrode which is electrically contacted with the collector washer, and an emitter electrode which is electrically contacted with the emitter washer; and a gate leading wire which is connected to the central gate connection zone..
Zhuzhou Csr Times Electric Co., Ltd.


07/07/16
20160195136 

Bearing structure


An outer-ring-equivalent component (2) having an annular raceway surface (2a) on which rolling elements (5) roll is disposed on an outer circumference of a bearing (3). The bearing (3) is, for example, a retainer-equipped roller.
Ntn Corporation


07/07/16
20160194813 

A washer comprising an automatic dosing unit


The present invention relates to washer (1) comprising a body (2), a tub (3) that is disposed within the body (2) and wherein the washing/drying processes are performed, a housing (4) that extends from the outer surface of the body (2) to the interior of the body (2), a dispenser (5) that is disposed inside the housing (4) and that has more than one division (6, 106) wherein the cleaning agents are stored, and a dosing unit (9) enabling the desired amount of liquid cleaning agents to be transferred to the tub (3).. .
Arcelik Anonim Sirketi


07/07/16
20160194091 

Electric conduction structure for jet engine


An electric conduction structure for conducting and diverting electric current from a vane main body of an cutlet guide vane into en exterior support structure is comprised of: a sheath of a metal covering a leading edge of the vane main body; and an electrically conductive pad of the metal comprising a contact portion so dimensioned as to have an overlap with an end of the sheath, and a washer portion into which a bolt for being tightened into the support structure is insertable, wherein any joints of a weld, a spot-weld, a solder, a bond by an electrically conductive paste and a crimp establish connection between the end of the sheath and the contact portion.. .
Ihi Corporation


07/07/16
20160193984 

Wiper arm fitted with a spray nozzle


Arm (14) for driving a blade (12) of a wiper (10) of a vehicle, particularly a motor vehicle, comprising an end piece (28) for fixing to the wiper blade, the arm further comprising a spray nozzle (40) for spraying a fluid, such as a washer fluid, characterized in that the spray nozzle is mounted to pivot about a pivot pin which is directly fixed or attached to the said end piece, and in that the said spray nozzle comprises means configured to collaborate with the said blade to cause the spray nozzle to pivot about the said pin.. .
Valeo Systèmes D'essuyage


07/07/16
20160192821 

Dishwasher appliance having energy recovery features


Dishwasher appliances are provided. A dishwasher appliance includes a cabinet defining an interior, and a tub disposed within the interior and defining a wash chamber for the receipt of articles for cleaning the dishwasher appliance further includes a sump and a fluid circulation conduit.
General Electric Company


07/07/16
20160192820 

Washing-agent dispenser for household washing machines, in particular dishwashers


A washing agent dispenser for machines for washing includes a dispenser body with a receptacle for containing a washing agent, a lid having a lid body mounted in a guided way with respect to the dispenser body for being movable between a position of closing and a position of opening of the receptacle, and sliding guides between the dispenser body and the lid body. The sliding guides include: a first guiding element and a first guided element; and a second guiding element and a second guided element.
Eltek S.p.a.


07/07/16
20160192819 

Apparatus for introducing scale remover to a dishwasher


An apparatus for introducing scale remover to a dishwasher for enabling a descaling or cleaning agent to the introduced to a dishwasher and its conduits in a manner which optimized cleaning efficacy is configured to be connected to a conventional dishwasher between the dishwasher and its water input line. A diverter having an output that is connected to the dishwasher's input conduit combines the conventional water input conduit from the water input line and a container output conduit connected to a fluid container containing a conventional descaling solution.

07/07/16
20160192818 

A dishwasher with improved washing effectiveness


The present invention relates to a dishwasher (1) comprising a tub (2) having a base (3), a rear wall (4) and two side walls (5) surrounding the base (3); a door (6) providing access to the tub (2), connected to the tub (2) from its lower side and opening by tilting forward; a rack (7) having a washing position wherein it is placed on the base (3) so as to entirely remain inside the tub (2) and a loading position wherein it is positioned on the inner surface of the door (6) by being moved forward when the door (6) is open and wherein loading-unloading can be performed; and a spray arm (8) that extends from the base (3) into the tub (2), that remains under the rack (7) when the rack (7) is in the washing position and that sprays water into the rack (7) by rotating around itself.. .
Arcelik Anomim Sirketi


06/30/16
20160192459 

Household appliance that dynamically controls spectral illumination to enhance way-finding and dark-adaptation


The disclosed embodiments relate to a household appliance (such as a refrigerator, stove, microwave, toaster, oven, dishwasher, clothes washer and clothes dryer) that includes exterior and/or interior light sources that can adjust their spectral illumination based on an ambient light level. The household appliance may include a door that an individual may open to access the contents within the household appliance's interior.

06/30/16
20160190838 

Modular object holder


An object holder adapted to hold a wide variety of objects including beverage holders such as cups, bottles, mugs, and tumblers; electronic devices such as mobile phones and tablets; remote controls; eating and writing utensils; and books. The device preferably includes a base, an upright extending upward from the base, and a receiver near the top of the upright.

06/30/16
20160184660 

Automatic golf ball washer


An automatic golf ball washer includes a substantially enclosed body that can receive one or more golf balls onto a rotary carriage that spins the golf ball within a supply of washing fluid and contacts the moving golf ball with stationary brushes within the body.. .

06/30/16
20160183762 

Dishwasher spray arm


A spray arm for a dishwasher is described in which the spray arm may include an inlet for a cleaning liquid, at least one spray nozzle and a feed channel for feeding the cleaning liquid from the inlet to the spray nozzle. In order to prevent larger dirt particles from reaching any of the spray nozzles, a filter may be provided within the feed channel between the inlet and the spray nozzle..

06/30/16
20160183761 

Case for dishwasher-use washing balls


The present invention relates to a washing ball case for a dishwasher, used to wash dishes by washing balls of a ceramic material and washing water without using any detergents and, more particularly, to a washing ball case for a dishwasher, wherein a case body (100) is formed by thermally bonding a top plate (10) and a bottom plate (20) and has through holes (120) formed in an outer side portion thereof so as to completely drain the washing water at the time of washing dishes such that the washing balls can be maintained in a dried state through the complete draining of the washing water and the washing efficiency of the washing balls can be maximized in next dish-washing, and through holes (120) and reference grooves (130) are provided to the outer portions of the top plate (10) and the bottom plate (20) such that, at the time of the thermal bonding, the top plate (10) and the bottom plate (20) can be bonded to each other at uniform positions in a fixed state without movement by the through holes (120) and the reference grooves (130) so as to prevent the conventional bonding defects.. .

06/23/16
20160178100 

Extending/contracting flexible pipe and assembling extending/contracting flexible pipe


There is provided an extending/contracting flexible pipe that certainly has not only weather resistance but also a structure in which a tie rod can properly exhibit its function and assembly is easy. The pipe including: a pair of joint sections 1 configured to be oscillatable and extendable/contractile with respect to each other; an attachment section 10 formed at the outer periphery of each of the pair of joint sections 1; a tie rod 5 that is inserted into rod holes 11 formed at the attachment sections 10 and is bridged across both of the attachment sections 10; and a washer 6 and a nut 7 for fixing the tie rod 5 to the attachment sections 10.

06/23/16
20160177635 

Coupling mounted spin-through rod centralizer


A spin-through rod centralizer consisting of a stator constructed of plastic, or other appropriate material, which is mounted on the rod coupling which provides the bearing surface for rotation of the coupling within the stator. The stator, which is free to rotate on the rod coupling and, hence, would move freely axially along the coupling, is restrained from such axial movement by two steel “washers” that are captured between the rod shoulders and the coupling when the connection between two rods is made up.

06/23/16
20160177232 

Method of automatic dishwashing


A method of cleaning a dishwashing load comprising dishware and tableware having bleachable stains in the presence of iron in a dishwasher, the method comprising the step of contacting the ware with a detergent composition comprising an iron chelant wherein the detergent composition is free or substantially free of bleach and preferably has a ph as measured in 1% weight aqueous solution at 25° c. Of from about 5 to about 7.5.

06/23/16
20160177231 

Method of automatic dishwashing


A method of washing dishware and tableware in a dishwasher using a short program comprising the step of subjecting the ware to a main wash lasting less than 20 minutes wherein the washing liquor of the main wash comprises a low ph detergent composition, the composition having a ph as measured in 1% weight aqueous solution at 25° c. Of from about 5 to about 7.5..

06/23/16
20160177230 

Method of automatic dishwashing


A method of washing dishware and tableware in a dishwasher using a low temperature program comprising the step of subjecting the ware during the main wash of the automatic dishwasher to a wash liquor comprising a low ph detergent composition, the composition having a ph as measured in 1% weight aqueous solution at 25° c. Of from about 5 to about 7.5, and wherein the temperature of the main wash is 50° c.

06/23/16
20160175757 

Air washer


An air washer in which a water tank unit may be pulled out in a frontward direction is provided, in which a water container to supply water to the water tank unit may be omitted, water may be supplied by directly pulling out the water tank unit in the frontward direction instead, and a front panel or a shielding panel may be used to shield a space formed between the water tank storage portion and the water tank unit when the water tank unit is stored in the water tank storage portion.. .

06/23/16
20160174806 

Pump plate for conditioning fluid flow in a dishwasher


The present invention provides a pump plate (60) for conditioning the flow of a fluid before the fluid enters an inlet (51) of a circulation pump (50) of a dishwasher. The pump plate (60) may have a plate portion with a number of holes (62) dispersed across its surface such that fluid may flow through the holes (62).

06/23/16
20160174805 

Dishwasher with a pivot system for a dish rack


A dishwasher includes a slide system for sliding movement of a dish rack in and out of a wash chamber, and a pivot system to enable cooperative pivoting of the dish rack and an access door when the dish rack at least partially overlies the door and the door is pivoted from an opened to a closed position.. .

06/23/16
20160174744 

Child place mat with voice recording


A child's place mat with a voice recording feature prevents spills. The place mat is waterproof, dishwasher safe, and semi-rigid such that it may be used as a serving tray in some situations.

06/16/16
20160169542 

Air washer


An air washer in which a water tank unit may be pulled out in a frontward direction is provided, in which water may be supplied by directly pulling out the water tank unit in the frontward direction, a water spilling prevention portion in the water tank unit may effectively reduce spilling of water resulting from a motion, inclination, and an impact of the water tank unit, a height difference compensation portion on a front surface portion of the water tank unit may compensate for a height difference between the water tank unit and the water tank storage portion, and a water tank locking device may prevent arbitrary separation of the water tank unit.. .
Winix Inc.


06/16/16
20160169050 

Gas turbine engine mid-turbine frame tie rod arrangement


A gas turbine engine mid-turbine frame includes an annular case that has a hole. A tie rod with a first end extends through the hole.
United Technologies Corporation


06/16/16
20160167625 

Support for windshield washer fluid container, windshield washer fluid container, and device comprising said support and container


The invention relates to a support (10) for a removable, interchangeable container for windshield washer fluid, said support (10) being designed to be secured to a vehicle and comprising a housing for one or more containers (30), which housing is designed to allow the repeated insertion and removal of the container(s) (30). The invention also relates to a removable, interchangeable container (30) for windshield washer fluid, designed to be mounted in such a support (10).
Valeo Systèmes D'essuyage


06/16/16
20160167624 

Electrically heating windshield washer fluid system


An electrically powered windshield wiper fluid heater having a housing with an inlet and an outlet. A piston is movably mounted in the housing between a retracted and an extended position and the piston forms a thin annular passageway between the housing and the piston.

06/16/16
20160166450 

Clip-on rotatable folding drink holder


A clip-on drink holder includes a rotatable spring clip allowing a disabled patient with use of only one hand to attach the holder to a wheelchair. Spring clip arms reach rearward and two curved hands fold back inside the spring clip forming a mouth for attachment to tubular members of the wheelchair.

06/16/16
20160165955 

Clip for electronic cigarette


A clip for or a method of clipping an electronic cigarette having a box and a tank to a person. The clip includes: an adapter interconnecting the box and the tank; a collar adapted to fit around the adapter; a washer, one side of the washer adapted to engage the box and another side adapted to engage the collar; and a fastener affixed to an exterior face of the collar..
Eclyp Llc


06/16/16
20160165947 

Fruit and vegetable washer


A fruit and vegetable washer that can contain a washer similar to a dishwasher spray, a dispenser and reservoir to hold a several cups of cleaning fluid to dispense the appropriate amount necessary depending on the selection of the type of product being cleaned, a vibrator or agitator, a fan and water rinse. The invention draws the cleansing liquid up into spray jets, and depending the type of fruit being cleaned, sprays with different forces.

06/09/16
20160165353 

Loudspeaker using contour field hard magnet poles and yoke construction


Several embodiments of the instant invention incorporate a loudspeaker design utilizing hard magnetic poles and yokes. The magnetic field of the loudspeaker is created and guided with a series of critically formed hard magnetic structures guiding the magnetic field from the primary magnet to the gap in a loop of hard magnetic material, replacing the soft magnetic materials normally used.
Cardas Audio Ltd.


06/09/16
20160161035 

Fluid connector with a swivel body


A fluid connector comprising a base having a first through-hole concentrically positioned therein, the base comprising a first inner surface and a first outer surface, the base comprising at least one annular groove extending radially outwardly from the first inner surface, at least one ring-shaped seal, each seal located within the at least one annular groove, a washer positioned within the first through-hole, the washer having an inwardly facing partially spherical surface, and, a body having a second through-hole positioned therein, the body comprising a second inner surface and a second outer surface, wherein the second outer surface is partially spherical in shape, wherein the second outer surface of the body engages the at least one seal and the inwardly facing partially spherical surface of the washer, wherein the body is arranged to swivel within the second through-hole, and to pass fluid through the second through-hole.. .
Jiffy-tile Co., Inc.


06/09/16
20160160972 

Torque converter and hydrokinetic torque coupling device having turbine-piston lockup clutch with lockup resistance member


A torque converter includes an impeller, a turbine-piston hydrodynamically drivable by the impeller, a stator, and an annular lockup resistance member. The impeller includes an impeller shell.
Valeo Embrayages


06/09/16
20160160912 

Journal bearing for universal joints and producing a journal bearing


A journal bearing for universal joints, including a universal joint sleeve, roller-like rolling bodies, and a thrust washer is provided. A method for producing a journal bearing is also provided..
Schaeffler Technologies Ag & Co. Kg


06/09/16
20160160908 

Thrust washer


A thrust washer for a flange half-bearing may include a semi-annular panel having an inner edge and an outer edge. A plurality of hooking lugs may project inwardly from the inner edge of the panel.
Mahle International Gmbh


06/09/16
20160160904 

Anti-loosening bolt assembly


An anti-loosening bolt assembly includes a bolt having a bolt head and a bolt shank; a fixed nut having second threads on an inner circumferential surface thereof; and a washer, wherein the bolt head includes a plurality of locking protrusions, each of the locking protrusions having an inclined locking surface and a vertical locking surface, the washer includes a plurality of stop protrusions, each of the stop protrusions having an inclined stop surface and a vertical stop surface, and a magnetic member is provided in the washer such that the magnetic member maintains a combined state of the washer with an objective member using a magnetic force, so that when a rotational force is applied to the bolt in the loosening direction, the inclined locking surface is stopped by the inclined stop surface, thereby preventing the bolt from loosening and rotating.. .
Korea Institute Of Machinery & Materials


06/09/16
20160160486 

Washer for automatically washing toilet without power


The present invention relates to a washer for automatically washing a toilet without power. The washer comprising: a toilet body (10) having a hole (11) formed on an upper end thereof; a washing valve (20) mounted to the upper end of the toilet body (10), the washing valve selectively supplying water to an inside of the toilet body; and a non-powered water supply unit (30) provided on the upper end of the toilet body (10).

06/09/16
20160159493 

Cap to accommodate washers


A joint is disclosed having a structure, a fastener passing through the structure with an end of the fastener protruding from the structure, and a cap installed on the end of the fastener. The end of the fastener includes an axially extending shaft, a fastener head carried by the shaft, and one or more washers located between the fastener head and the structure, the one or more washers spacing the fastener head and the structure apart by a distance.
Airbus Operations Limited


06/09/16
20160157568 

Garment holding device


A garment holding device for washing or drying garments in an organized manner so as to prevent pairs of garment from becoming separated. The garment holding device includes an elongated cable disposed in a loop configuration, wherein the cable includes a first end removably secured to a second end.

06/09/16
20160157473 

Fishing reel handle drag system


The invention is a fishing reel handle drag system and a fishing reel having a handle drag system which comprises a reel housing, a shaft extending through the housing, a reel spool is mounted on the spindle and has at least one spool face, the spool is rotatable in first and second opposite directions, a crank or handle member is provided for rotating the spool in a first direction, an anti-reversing device is provided to prevent the crank from rotating with the spool when moving in the second direction, the crank is secured to one end of the shaft adjacent the spool face, the crank is adapted to lever axially toward and away from the spool face, a wave washer is provided on the shaft between the crank member and the spool face whereby when the spool is rotated in the second direction and the crank member is levered toward the spool face the wave washer is caused to be compressed against the spool face to thereby generate drag against the rotating spool.. .

06/02/16
20160154197 

Lens barrel


A lens barrel includes: a first barrel; a second barrel that, with respect to the first barrel, is capable of relative movement in a direction orthogonal to the optical axis; an adjustment member for adjusting an amount of the relative movement; two adjustment member housing portions that are provided in a diametral space between the first barrel and the second barrel, are formed so as to be separate from each other in a circumferential direction and are capable of housing the adjustment member; a plurality of screws; a plurality of fastening portions for threadedly engaging and fastening the first barrel and the second barrel in parallel with the optical axis by means of the plurality of screws; and one washer member that is held in an integral manner between the plurality of screws and the plurality of fastening portions.. .
Olympus Corporation


06/02/16
20160152929 

Bleaching-agent co-granules, producing said bleaching-agent co-granules, and use of said bleaching-agent co-granules


The invention relates to a bleaching-agent co-granule containing a bleach activator, a metal-containing bleach catalyst comprising at least one ligand from the group consisting of di- or trimethyltriazacyclononane and derivatives of these, and a homo- or copolymeric polycarboxylate or its salts or partial neutralizates having a ph in the range from 3 to 9. The bleaching-agent co-granule is obtained in an anhydrous granulating process, preferably by compaction at a temperature below 100° c.
Weylchem Wiesbaden Gmbh


06/02/16
20160151799 

Handheld pressure washer


A handheld pressure washer device is provided that is electrically driven and does not require an external pump. The device comprises a handle section, a barrel section, and a water intake that is configured to secure to a standard water hose.

06/02/16
20160150941 

Rotating filter for a dishwashing machine


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..
Whirlpool Corporation


05/26/16
20160149449 

Pump having a rotation prevention means and domestic appliance having a pump of this kind


A pump has a dc pump drive motor with an electrically driven stator winding and a rotor which is mounted such that it can be driven in rotation in the field of the stator winding. The motor also has a motor shaft, a permanent-magnet ring and a holder which is mounted on the motor shaft and on which the permanent-magnet ring is held.
Bsh HausgerÄte Gmbh


05/26/16
20160146634 

Rotary angle sensor


A rotary angle sensor used to determine a relative angular position as compared to a reference position, comprising a housing (1), at least one rotor (3, 4) that is rotatably mounted inside said housing (1), one circuit board (2) containing electrical and/or electronic components as well as one or multiple stators corresponding to the number of used rotors (3, 4). The rotary angle sensor is supposed to be improved in such a manner that a particularly precise alignment of the first rotor (3) in relation to the stator is ensured and that it is inexpensive to manufacture.
Hella Kgaa Hueck & Co.


05/26/16
20160146362 

Check valves


A check valve comprises a valve housing defining a valve opening and a pair of posts arranged on opposed sides of the valve opening. A hinge pin is mounted between the posts.
Hs Wroclaw Sp. Z O. O.


05/26/16
20160146351 

Rosette lipseal


A mechanical lip seal assembly preventing leaking oil and similar fluids from rotary shafts in gearboxes. This lip seal assembly comprising in combination a casing commonly made of metal which in turn contains a resilient lip seal element made of low friction plastic such as ptfe.

05/26/16
20160146242 

Fastening element and fastening assembly


A fastening assembly includes a fastening element extending along a central axis between a first and a second end. The fastening element includes a head section extending from the second end along the central axis and engageable by a tool, such as a hexagonal head.
Nord-lock Ab


05/26/16
20160146240 

Spring bolt assembly apparatus and methods of use and manufacture thereof


Some embodiments are directed to an apparatus for facilitating manual connection of a spring bolt assembly to a mounting structure. A handle is connected to a bolt holder.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.


05/26/16
20160146236 

Fitting for suction cup and suction cup


Push-on fitting (10) for a push-on suction cup (20) for a conveyor belt (30) for transporting or lifting goods, which push-on fitting (10) comprises a base disc (12) having a front side (11) and a rear side (13) and being adapted to be mounted in a hole (32) of the conveyor belt (30), said base disc (12) having a hole (15) for through airflow and being provided with a hollow push-on snap fitting pin (14) for through airflow, said pin (14) extending outwardly essentially perpendicular to the front side (11) and adapted to receive a push-on suction cup (20), wherein the snap fitting pin (14) comprises at least a pair of axial slots (16) adapted to provide at least a pair of flexible tongues (14a, 14b) formed in an end (17) of the pin (14) and in that the flexible tongues comprise a concentric snap fitting rim (18) having a variable diameter (d1), that can be varied by an end (19) part of the flexible tongues (14a, 14b) being acted upon, for receiving the push-on suction cup (20) provided with a washer (22) having a mounting hole (23) with a diameter (d2) smaller than a largest diameter (d1) of the rim (14c).. .
Xerex Ab


05/26/16
20160146225 

Washer pump vehicle provided with improved water-proof structure


Provided is a washer pump apparatus for a vehicle, the washer pump apparatus having an improved waterproof structure. The water pump apparatus includes a pump housing including a washer liquid inlet, a washer liquid outlet, a closed lower portion, an impeller, and a motor configured to rotate the impeller, a terminal cap coupled to an upper portion of the pump housing and forming a waterproof structure, the terminal including a structure for connection to a waterproof connector, and an air vent for communication of an outer space of the terminal cap with an inner space, wherein a membrane member including multiple pores that block water molecules and allow passage of air molecules therethrough is placed in the air vent..
Dy Auto Corporation


05/26/16
20160146149 

Tightening structure for cylinder head bolt


A cylinder head bolt inserted into a cylinder head is threadingly engaged with an engine casing comprised of a cylinder and a crankcase to tighten the cylinder head and the engine casing firmly together. Between a rotation operating part, which is provided in a head of the cylinder head bolt, and an upper surface of the cylinder head, a plain washer and a spring member placed thereabove are interposed.
Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha


05/26/16
20160146055 

Liner hanger with spherical washers


A liner assembly for a gas turbine engine includes a liner defining an inner surface exposed to exhaust gases and a duct spaced radially outward of the liner. A hanger assembly supports the liner relative to the duct.
United Technologies Corporation




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