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 Silicon force sensor and  using the same patent thumbnailSilicon force sensor and using the same
The various technologies presented herein relate to a sensor for measurement of high forces and/or high load shock rate(s), whereby the sensor utilizes silicon as the sensing element. A plate of si can have a thinned region formed therein on which can be formed a number of traces operating as a wheatstone bridge.
Sandia Corporation

 Shotgun shell tracer and tracer manufacturing device patent thumbnailShotgun 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.

 Insulated reinforced foam sheathing, reinforced vapor permeable air barrier foam panel and  making and using same patent thumbnailInsulated reinforced foam sheathing, reinforced vapor permeable air barrier foam panel and making and using same
The invention comprises a product. The product comprises a composite panel comprising a foam insulating panel having a first primary surface and an opposite second primary surface, and a first layer of a polymeric elastomeric material on the first primary surface such that at least a portion of a first layer of reinforcing material is at least partially embedded in the polymeric elastomeric material.

 Automated step for industrial washer patent thumbnailAutomated step for industrial washer
An industrial washer/extractor with an automated step, components thereof, and applications thereof. The industrial washer/extractor can include at least one opening within which goods are loaded to be washed, and an automated step positioned underneath the at least one opening.
G.a. Braun, Inc.

 Actuator motor patent thumbnailActuator motor
A case is formed of aluminum. A rotation axis has one end affixed with an input rotor element and is rotational with a rotor.
Denso Corporation

 Vehicle camera with lens washer system patent thumbnailVehicle camera with lens washer system
A vision system of a vehicle includes a camera configured to be disposed at an exterior portion of a vehicle so as to have a field of view exterior of the vehicle. The camera includes a lens.
Magna Electronics Inc.

 Methods and systems for use in washing bulk containers patent thumbnailMethods and systems for use in washing bulk containers
A method of washing a bulk container is provided. The method includes receiving the bulk container on a support surface and rotating the support surface and at least one washer arm relative to one another.

 Joint arthrodesis and arthroplasty patent thumbnailJoint arthrodesis and arthroplasty
An implantable fixation system for fusing a joint between a first bone and a second bone. The system may include an anchor, standoff, bolt, and cortical washer.

 Dishwasher rack assembly having positionable support members patent thumbnailDishwasher rack assembly having positionable support members
A dishwasher rack assembly including a bottom wall formed of a first set of wire rods in parallel, uniform spaced relation to each other perpendicular a second set of wire rods in parallel, uniform spaced relation to each other, the first and second sets of wire members defining open, square lattice areas. One or more support members are coupled intermediate opposing wire rods of the first or second set within a selected lattice area.

 Dishwasher patent thumbnailDishwasher
A dishwasher is provided including a washing chamber with a sump and a hydraulic arrangement. The hydraulic arrangement may include the sump, a circulation pump, one or more spray arrangements, and a washing liquid storage tank.
Electrolux Appliances Aktiebolag

Nfc antenna assembly

A nfc antenna assembly is provided. The nfc antenna assembly includes: a metal plate defining a fitting aperture which penetrates through the metal plate in a thickness direction of the metal plate; a mounting sheet disposed in the fitting aperture; an insulating washer disposed in the fitting aperture and surrounding the mounting sheet; and an nfc antenna disposed on the mounting sheet, in which the mounting sheet comprises a first through slot extended in a radial direction of the mounting sheet, and the metal plate comprises a second through slot extended from the fitting aperture to a periphery of the metal plate..
Byd Company Limited

Pivoting assembly for a timepiece

The invention relates to a pivoting assembly comprising an arbor rotatably mounted between two bearings, a member mounted between a shoulder of the arbor and a resilient washer, at least one of the two bearings comprising a limit stop which is arranged to enter into direct contact with the resilient washer in order to restrict the relative movement between the arbor and its bearings.. .
Nivarox-far S.a.

Theft deterrent apparatus

A mounting hardware and theft deterrent device includes a hand knob; a threaded screw coupled to the hand knob; a u-clip configured to replace a stock retaining clip on a motorcycle frame and for placement on the motorcycle frame to receive the threaded screw coupled to the hand knob and thereby to secure a motorcycle saddlebag to the motorcycle; and a lock washer for placement over the threaded screw coupled to the hand knob before the threaded screw is inserted into the u-clip. The hand knob, threaded screw fixedly coupled to an underside surface of the hand knob, u-clip, and lock washer collectively form the theft deterrent device.

Wiper blade

A washer apparatus 50 is provided to a coupling portion cn between a blade rubber 20 and a holder member 30, and has a length in a longitudinal direction of the blade rubber 20, which is set to be shorter than that of the blade rubber 20 in the longitudinal direction, and inner-peripheral-side-oriented injection nozzles 53a and 55a and an outer-peripheral-side-oriented injection nozzle 54a have openings oriented to respective ends of the blade rubber 20 in the longitudinal direction.. .
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

Radiation applicator and radiating tissue

A dipole microwave applicator emits microwave radiation into tissue to be treated. The applicator is formed from a thin coax cable having an inner conductor surrounded by an insulator, which is surrounded by an outer conductor.
Angiodynamics, Inc.

Dishwasher clean/dirty indicator

An automatic indicating device showing the clean or dirty state of items in a dishwasher using a cycle sensor, a sensor to detect when the dishwasher door is open, user input for toggling states, and logic to determine the correct state to display.. .

Water heater leak detection system

The disclosure reveals a system for detecting moisture or water in a particular location. The system may incorporate a moisture detector having a control module connected to an appliance, a moisture detection circuit connected to the control module, and a voltage source connected to the moisture detection circuit and to the control module.
Honeywell International Inc.

Micro push-button assembly

A micro push-button assembly includes a pin which has a head, a shoulder, a neck and a chamfer at the distal end. Other elements include a spring, a washer, and a seal.
Penn Engineering & Manufacturing Corp.

Cartridge of non-lethal weapon

A cartridge of a non-lethal weapon includes a housing in a launching device and including an internal space, a piercing member on a rear end of the space, a channel through the piercing member to communicate the space with at least one projectile, a metal sleeve at a front end of the space, and internal threads on an inner surface of the sleeve wherein the sleeve, the piercing member, and the housing are formed integrally; a high-pressure air canister in the space; a cap including two front through holes, external threads adjacent to the through holes, an internal primer between the through holes, and at least one spacer between the primer and the air canister wherein the cap is in the sleeve with the external threads and the internal threads secured together; and a first washer sandwiched by and between the cap and the inner surface of the space.. .

Turbine housing

Provided is a turbine housing that comprises: a scroll unit; a flat annular cover (6) that is disposed in a state where one end face abuts a flanged portion (20a) of the scroll unit and that is welded to the flanged portion (20a); an annular seal portion (4) that extends from a basal end (4a) welded to the inner circumferential side of the other end face of the annular cover (6) to the distal end (4b) disposed further to the exterior than the basal end (4a) in the radial direction and that comprises a member that can be elastically deformed; and a plurality of threaded bushings (16) that are each welded in a plurality of locations on the outer circumferential side of the other end face of the annular cover (6) and that have fastening holes (16a) for fastening bolts (40) inserted along the direction of the axis of rotation. A sealing region that extends around the entire circumference of the axis of rotation is formed by elastically deforming the annular seal portion (4) by the distal end (4b) being in contact with the outer circumferential face (30c) of a bearing housing (30) by way of the bearing housing (30) being pressed toward the annular cover (6) via a seat face of a washer (41)..
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

Washing machine with rotating joint

A washer/dryer apparatus including a rotating joint to allow water and/or air to be introduced into the drum, despite rotation of the drum. In example forms, the apparatus includes a housing, a fixed bulkhead fixedly attached to the housing, and a drum mounted for rotation in at least one direction.
Hg Laundry Systems, Llc

Combination washer/dryer apparatus

A combination clothes washer/dryer apparatus for receiving, washing, and drying clothes or other washable items includes a housing for resting atop a generally horizontal surface (like the floor), with the housing being generally box-like and having a bottom portion. A first drum is pivotally mounted within the housing, and the first drum is pivotable about a pivot axis that is oriented generally between about 10 degrees and 50 degrees up from the bottom portion of the housing and a movable door is mounted at an angle of between about 40 degrees and 80 degrees up from the bottom portion of the housing.
Hg Laundry Systems, Llc

Condylar fracture fixation system

A condylar fracture fixation system for use with an intramedullary nail includes a longitudinally extending rod having first and second ends, each end having outwardly extending threads or ridges. The rod extends along a first longitudinal axis which extends in a medial-lateral direction in use.
Stryker European Holdings I, Llc

Dishwasher support structures

Support structures for dishwashers are disclosed. An example dishwasher for treating dishes according to a cycle of operation includes a tub defining a treating chamber with an opening, a frame coupled to and structurally supporting at least a portion of the tub, a dish rack mount coupled to the frame, and a dish rack coupled to the dish rack mount, wherein the weight of the dish rack is substantially borne by the frame..
Whirlpool Corporation

Improved overflow siphon for use in a dishwasher and dishwasher having the same

The present invention relates to an overflow siphon (1) for use in a dishwasher (2) for draining excess water. The dishwasher (2) comprises a washing tub (3) for receiving dishes to be cleaned, wherein the washing tub (3) has an opening for loading or unloading the dishes, a plurality of feet (5) for supporting the washing tub (3) and a reservoir which is arranged under the washing tub (3) for collecting the excess water filled into the washing tub (3).
Arcelik Anonim Sirketi

Tapered colander

A colander configured to adapt to various sized containers. The colander is designed to prevent contact with unclean surfaces thus preventing contamination of food.

Universal rechargeable battery constituted by employing lithium-ion battery and control method

A universal rechargeable battery constituted by employing a lithium-ion battery and a control method for the rechargeable battery are provided. The rechargeable battery includes: an outer packaging housing and, sequentially laminated and assembled within the outer packaging housing, a charging/discharging controller, a positive electrode crimping piece, a lithium-ion battery, and a negative electrode end cap.
Shenzhen Maigesong Electrical Technology Co. Ltd

Washer and combination washer and fastener system for building construction

A washer for use in building construction having an outer side having an upper surface defined by an upper wall, an underside opposite the outer side, and a perimeter. A central aperture extends from the outer side to the underside, with an alignment surface extending inwardly and downwardly relative to the central aperture with the alignment surface configured to be contacted by a nose stem of a fastener gun.
Rodenhouse, Inc.

Fastening element

A fastening element with a nut and a thrust washer is provided. The nut includes an interior portion with an internal thread and an abutment surface at one end.
Amtek Tekfor Holding Gmbh

Continuous batch tunnel washer and method

A method of washing fabric articles in a tunnel washer that includes moving the fabric articles from the intake of the washer to the discharge of the washer and through multiple modules or sectors. Liquid can be counter flowed in the washer interior along a flow path that is generally opposite the direction of travel of the fabric articles in order to rinse the fabric articles.
Pellerin Milnor Corporation

Appliance monitoring systems and methods

Systems, methods, and apparatus are disclosed for monitoring appliances at a site, such as a household, business office, etc. The appliances can include, for example but not limited to, an electric oven, dishwasher, refrigerator, laundry washer, freezer, pool controller, light bulb, microwave oven, computer, motor vehicle, television, telephone, etc.

Method for optical detection of bio-contaminants

A method for optical detection of residual soil on articles (such as medical instruments and equipment), after completion of a washing or a rinsing operation by a washer. A soil detection system provides an indication of soil on the articles by detecting luminescent radiation emanating from the soil in the presence of ambient light..
Institut National D'optique / National Optics Institute

Reverse bearing system, apparatus, and method

A bearing system includes a bearing comprising a first end and a second end opposite to the first end. The bearing further comprises a plurality of threads adjacent to the second end.

Nut and washer assembly

A nut and washer assembly, wherein the assembly includes a nut having a body configured with a pair of flanges defining a channel there between, wherein the first flange includes a gap there through, and a washer having an outer perimeter and an inner perimeter, wherein the washer also includes a plurality of projections, wherein a first projection arises proximate the inner perimeter and is complementary to the gap in the first flange of the nut and a second projection arises proximate the outer perimeter and is complementary to the channel of the nut.. .
Gallagher Group Limited

Extended riffle structure for a dry washer

A generally elastic riffle assembly useful with a dry washer is provided with a frame that is receivable within the washer opening through which the mined particulates descend while the washer is agitated to separate the denser particulates and a set of inclined transverse riffles aligned across the frame to form wedge shaped transverse cavities in which the descending particulates are collected. Each of the riffles further include a plurality of generally vertical posts attached to their elevated edges which assist in the separation of the particulate flow and in setting off of the various modes of elastic motion of their corresponding riffle..

Double loop lasso with single puller wire for bi-directional actuation

U-shape bend therebetween. The u-shape bend is anchored at a distal end of a deflectable section which is reinforced by at least one washer having at least two holes, each hole axially aligned with a respective lumen in the deflectable section.

Lateral plate and spinal implant system and method

A lateral plate assembly has an elongated lateral plate for attachment to adjacent vertebrae having a first end portion and a second end portion and a pair of apertures for receiving a first and a second bone screw. The pair of apertures includes a first aperture which is an opening positioned in the first end portion for receiving the first bone screw and a second aperture which is a slotted opening to receive the second bone screw.
Amendia, Inc.

Apparatus for cleaning medical instruments

A rack for holding and washing surgical instruments in a washer/disinfector includes a frame assembly having tubular sections, a rotary spray arm mounted to the frame assembly, a fluid inlet positioned on the frame assembly to connect the frame assembly to the washer/disinfector, a first fluid path defined from the fluid inlet to the spray nozzles through one or more of the tubular sections to direct fluid from the washer/disinfector to the spray nozzles, a second fluid path defined from the fluid inlet to connectors through the tubular section, a filter for fluids from the fluid inlet, and a securing system to secure the surgical instruments.. .
Steris Inc.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.


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.

Tiered 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

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.. .
Whirlpool Corporation

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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..

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.. .

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

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.

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

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


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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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