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Date/App# patent app List of recent Washer-related patents
04/07/16
20160097477 
 Pipe coupling patent thumbnailPipe coupling
The invention is a pipe coupling comprising: a) a cylindrical body for accepting and retaining ends of a pair of spaced apart pipe sections, the cylindrical body comprising two opposed ends; b) an end connector attached to each opposed end of the cylindrical body; c) a gasket disposed within an indentation defined within the interior surface of each of the opposed ends of the cylindrical body; d) a gasket retaining ring disposed between each end connector and gasket, wherein the gasket retaining ring comprises a shoulder; and e) a gripper washer comprising an exterior periphery, the gripper washer disposed between each gasket retaining ring and end connector; wherein the gasket retaining ring shoulder contacts and retains the exterior periphery of the gripper washer.. .
Spears Manufacturing Co.


04/07/16
20160097392 
 Pump assembly for appliance patent thumbnailPump assembly for appliance
Appliances, such as dishwasher appliances, and pump assemblies for appliances are provided. A pump assembly includes a conduit, the conduit including a casing extending between an inlet and an outlet and defining an inner passage between the inlet and the outlet.
General Electric Company


04/07/16
20160097148 
 Washing machine descaler introduction apparatus patent thumbnailWashing machine descaler introduction apparatus
A washing machine descaler introduction apparatus for introducing a descaling agent to the water inlets of a conventional washer and dryer at a controlled rate comprises a dispensing bag with an attached dispensing valve assembly and an attachable diverter. In use, the dispensing bag, containing of a descaling agent, is hung from an elevated position above a convention washing machine with the water inlet conduits of the washing machine each connected to one of two outlet tubes of the diverter.

04/07/16
20160097147 
 Continuous batch tunnel washer and method patent thumbnailContinuous 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.
Pellerin Milnor Corporation


04/07/16
20160096132 
 "cam lock system for reciprocating air compressor inlet filter"
A cam lock system for an air intake filter housing is provided that includes a clevis rod adapted for connection to a bolt on the air intake filter housing; a cam handle; a filter clamp coupled to the cam handle, the filter clamp having one or more cam surfaces thereon, the cam handle and filter clamp pivotally connected to a first end of the clevis rod; a spring carrier disposed at the second end of the clevis rod; and a spring disposed on the clevis rod and restrained between the spring carrier and a washer disposed on the clevis rod. The cam surface engages the washer and pivotal movement of the cam handle and filter clamp causes compression of the spring via the washer to provide clamping force to secure an air filter element in the air intake filter housing..
Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation


04/07/16
20160095639 
 Washer assembly for spinal fixation screw patent thumbnailWasher assembly for spinal fixation screw
A washer for use with a bone screw having a shank and a head defining a maximum diameter, includes a body having a bottom face for engaging the surface of a bone and an opening therethrough sized to receive the shank of a bone screw extending therethrough. The washer includes a cavity in communication with the opening at the bottom face and configured to receive the head of the bone screw when the shank extends through the opening at said bottom face.
Nexxt Spine, Llc


04/07/16
20160095497 
 Dishwasher utensil caddies patent thumbnailDishwasher utensil caddies
Dishwasher utensil caddies are disclosed. A disclosed example utensil caddy for a dishwasher having a tub and a door at least partially defining a treating chamber, and dish rack in the treating chamber, includes an attachment member configured to attach the utensil caddy to a side of the dish rack in a space between the dish rack and the tub or the door, and a slot oriented at an angle relative to the dish rack, and configured to receive a handle of a cooking utensil..
Whirlpool Corporation


04/07/16
20160095496 
 Method of pre-treating articles to be washed in a dishwashing machine patent thumbnailMethod of pre-treating articles to be washed in a dishwashing machine
A method of reducing residue left on an article of dishware. The method includes the steps of: providing an article of dishware having cooking residue on a working surface thereof; providing a container having a pre-treating composition therein, the container being configured to dispense the pre-treating composition in a downward direction using only a single hand of a user; dispensing some of the pre-treating composition onto the surface of the dishware while the container is disposed in an upright orientation; placing the pre-treated dishware into the dishwasher; and running the dishware through a cleaning cycle of the dishwashing machine..
The Procter & Gamble Company


04/07/16
20160095495 
 Dishwasher patent thumbnailDishwasher
A dishwasher for treating dishes according to at least one automatic cycle of operation comprises a tub at least partially defining a treating chamber, a chassis supporting the tub and defining a space below the tub a junction box located within the space. The junction box includes a base and a cover configured to receive an electrical connection for the dishwasher..
Whirlpool Corporation


04/07/16
20160095494 
 Dishwasher with controlled rotation of lower spray arm patent thumbnailDishwasher with controlled rotation of lower spray arm
A dishwasher for treating dishes according to at least one cycle of operation and methods for operating a dishwasher. The dishwasher may have a tub at least partially defining a treating chamber, a rotatable sprayer, a drive system operably coupled to the rotatable sprayer to effect movement of the rotatable sprayer, and a liquid recirculation system for recirculating sprayed liquid.
Whirlpool Corporation


04/07/16
20160095493 

Dishwasher with integrated closure element having an antenna


A dishwasher with an integrated closure element, such as a pivoting door or sliding drawer front, having a metallic front panel extending from an upper edge to a lower edge of the closure element includes a user interface located on an upper face of the closure element such that when the closure element is in a closed position, the user interface faces upwardly and is inaccessible to a user. A radio system for the dishwasher includes an upwardly facing antenna located on the closure element adjacent the user interface..
Whirlpool Corporation


03/31/16
20160091007 

Removable blind-hole wide-expansion wedge fastener


A removable and selectively radially expandable fastener device includes a body and at least one expanding arm located on each end of the body. The at least one arm on each end of the body is selectively moveable radially in relation to a longitudinal axis of the body.
Dyno Pro Llc


03/31/16
20160090750 

Method and apparatus of repairing a pool fitting


A method and apparatus of repairing a fluid leak, thru a crack within the body of a pool return fitting, or in a pipe of close proximity to a pool return fitting, wherein an apparatus comprising of a cylindrical flow-thru elongated rubber plug, wherein a tube thru the center of the rubber plug is retained at one end by a flare in said tube or a locking nut over a uniquely shaped washer, and threaded on the other end, secured by a locking nut over a unique washer. In its compressed state, the rubber plug radially expands within the return line pipe and against a rubber extension ring inserted into the pool return fitting, sealing any leak occurring between the pool return fitting escutcheon and the return line pipe, wherein fluid may still pass thru the center tube.

03/31/16
20160088996 

Method for operating a dishwasher, and dishwasher


A method is provided for operating a dishwasher (1) in the form of a batch dishwasher, which has a treatment chamber (2) for accommodating washware to be cleaned. Provision is made, during an adsorption phase, for air to be conducted out of the treatment chamber (2) through a sorption unit (41), which contains a reversibly dehydratable dry material, in such a way that the dry material absorbs moisture from the air stream, wherein the air is then returned to the treatment chamber (2).
Illinois Tool Works Inc.


03/24/16
20160088397 

Double-voice coil moving-coil loudspeaker


A double-voice coil moving-coil loudspeaker comprises a bracket. A u-shaped cup with a circular groove is fixed in the bracket.

03/24/16
20160084626 

Brake pad measuring gauge


The inventive device object of the present application is an ergonomically shaped plurality of brake pad gauges, allowing a user to more efficiently measure a brake pad's thickness by inserting the device through the crevices and openings in the face of most stock and aftermarket automobile wheels. The multitude of brake pad gauges are held together by a key ring, and individually separated by a 0.5 mm washer.
Lisle Corporation


03/24/16
20160084316 

Method, apparatus, and nut for preloading a bearing


Methods and apparatus for preloading a bearing are provided. These methods and apparatus include preload monitoring devices whereby the mechanic can accurately monitor and regulate the preload on a bearing or bearing assembly.
Temper Axle Products Corporation


03/24/16
20160084291 

Pawl-and-ratchet lockable threaded fastener assembly


A fastener assembly includes a fastener, a washer, and a ratchet plate. The washer includes a washer base, and at least one pawl extending from the washer base.

03/24/16
20160084240 

Integrated pump pressure washer


An integrated pressure washer is disclosed. The integrated pressure washer has an engine.
Gxi Holdings, Llc


03/24/16
20160082931 

Electric car washer


A portable electric car washer is mainly formed by a soft water bag (1), a change valve (2), a belt wheel outer box, an electronic water pump, a water gun, and a water discharging pipe (5). The soft water bag (1), the water discharging pipe (5) and water feeding and discharging openings of the water pump are all connected to the change valve (2).
Chang-sha Meiling Electronics Technology Co.,ltd.


03/24/16
20160082930 

Washer nozzle integrated wiper blade


A wiper blade with integral washer nozzles including a blade rubber for wiping a glass of a vehicle, a spoiler combined with a retainer of a wiper arm, secondary levers combined with the spoiler, and yokes combined with the secondary levers, respectively, and supporting the blade rubber, may have a washer nozzle module integrally combined with the spoiler and spraying washer fluid supplied through washer fluid hoses in two directions with respect to the spoiler, wherein the washer nozzle module has washer fluid channels formed therein in a longitudinal direction of the spoiler to spray the washer fluid in two directions, nozzles formed along the washer fluid channels and spraying the washer fluid supplied through the washer fluid channels, and inlets communicating with the washer fluid channels, respectively, and connected with the washer fluid hoses for supplying the washer fluid.. .
Kcw Corporation


03/24/16
20160081528 

Warewasher with drain water tempering system with energy recovery using plate heat exchangers


A warewash machine includes a housing at least in part defining a chamber for cleaning wares and a sump for collecting hot cleaning water that is recirculated through the chamber during cleaning a drain path is provided for draining cleaning water from the sump and a fresh water input line includes at least a fresh water input that receives fresh water. A waste water heat recovery arrangement includes one or more plate heat exchanger units that transfer heat from the draining cleaning water to the incoming fresh water..

03/17/16
20160080860 

Horn apparatus


It is an object of the present invention is to smoothen air flow at the time of vibrations of the diaphragm, and to suppress variations in acoustic characteristics. Since the inclined surface 37c of the washer 37, which forms the air flow channel 50, is an inclined surface having a diameter gradually reduced with distance from the diaphragm 35 in the axial direction of the movable iron core 36, compared with the conventional step-shaped air flow channel having vertical surfaces, air flow in the air flow channel 50 can be smoothened.
Mitsuba Corporation


03/17/16
20160076581 

Fasteners with dual skin depth washers


A fastener including a pin member with an elongated shank having a first end, a second end opposite the first end, a cylindrical shank portion having an outer surface, a head located at the first end of the elongated shank, the head including a bearing surface located on the underside of the head, and a threaded portion located at the second end of the elongated shank. The fastener includes a washer installed on the pin member against the bearing surface of the head of the pin member.
Alcoa Inc.


03/17/16
20160076573 

Direct tension indicator plate and assembly


A direct tension indicator plate, washer assembly, and fastener assembly. The plate includes an annular array of circumferentially-spaced legs extending radially outwardly from a hub, wherein each leg includes a foot portion oriented at least partially in a circumferential direction.

03/17/16
20160074689 

Rotational forearm exercise apparatus


A rotational forearm exercise apparatus including a pair of bar members rotationally connected endwise together at a midpoint. Each of the pair of bar members is rotational relative the other against action of a compressive spring member disposed around a threaded bolt member interior to at least one of the pair of bar members.

03/17/16
20160074148 

Hernia patch


A hernia patch supporting tissue in-growth conforms to a tissue wall upon surgical installation and fixation within a patient. The hernia patch can include a base and positioning straps.
Atrium Medical Corporation


03/17/16
20160073852 

Dishwasher placemat basket and support structure


A dishwasher basket for securing placemats is disclosed. The basket provides multiple compartments and a planar base.

03/17/16
20160073851 

Dishwasher appliance and a operating the same


The present subject matter provides a method for operating a dishwasher appliance. The method includes finely filtering wash fluid with a fine filtration medium via cross-flow filtration and coarsely filtering wash fluid with a coarse filtration medium via dead-end filtration.
General Electric Company


03/10/16
20160069367 

Adjustable rod


A telescopic rod contains a first element, and a second element, and a locking mechanism. The first element is in the form of a hollow tube with an interior wall.
9. Solutions Technology Co., Limited


03/10/16
20160068140 

Window washer fluid reservoir contoured to firewall


A window washer fluid reservoir is provided for a motor vehicle. The reservoir includes a flattened washer fluid tank having an outer wall contoured to hug a firewall of the vehicle..
Ford Global Technologies, Llc


03/10/16
20160068139 

Washer fluid delivery system


A washer fluid a vehicle comprises a motor and pump assembly and a holster assembly configured to receive a washer bottle. The holster assembly includes a cage configured to receive a washer bottle, a handle to secure the washer bottle within the holster assembly, a locking device to secure a handle of the washer bottle in place, and a bayonet to pierce a foil cap of the washer bottle when the washer bottle is received within the cage portion of the holster assembly.
Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.


03/10/16
20160067726 

Pressure washer spray gun with grip sensor


A pressure washer includes a prime mover, a pump, and a spray gun. The spray gun including a handle with a first grip portion, a barrel including a second grip portion, a flow-control valve movable between an open position and a closed position, and a user interface to control the flow-control valve.
Briggs & Stratton Corporation


03/10/16
20160067660 

Apparatus, providing an auxiliary flush to a central chemical dispensing system


Systems and methods for supplying a variety of chemical products to a plurality of utilization points such as to washer extractors or washing machines includes utilizing an auxiliary flush mechanism that operates independently of a product supplying manifold so that the wash machines may be flushed in order to free the manifold to supply product to an otherwise waiting washing machine. The flush mechanism includes flush lines associated with respective washing machines and each line having an auxiliary flush valve and associated flow sensor which are configured to flush water through delivery lines leading to respective washing machines.
Ecolab Usa Inc.


03/10/16
20160067457 

Medical device control handle


A medical device control handle has with a distal component which is adjustable by an actuator assembly by means of a puller member or wire. The actuator assembly includes a user interface rotational dial, a detent tab washer and a spool, where the dial is rotationally coupled to the detent tab washer which transmits rotational movement of the dial to the spool.
Biosense Webster (israel), Ltd.


03/10/16
20160066766 

Dishwasher doors with multiple silverware baskets


Dishwasher doors with multiple silverware baskets are disclosed. A disclosed example dishwasher includes a tub at least partially defining a treating chamber having an opening, a door movably mounted to the tub to selectively open and close the opening, and two or more silverware baskets mounted one above the other on an interior of the door..
Whirlpool Corporation


03/10/16
20160066765 

Turbine fluid diverter for an appliance


The present invention provides a dishwasher appliance and a diverter for a dishwasher appliance. The diverter uses a turbine powered by a flow of fluid from a pump to switch between different outlet ports.
General Electric Company


03/03/16
20160064132 

High temperature solenoid actuator


A solenoid actuator includes a housing, a bobbin assembly, a coil, and a washer. The bobbin assembly is disposed at least partially within the housing, and includes a return pole and an armature.
Honeywell International Inc.


03/03/16
20160061258 

Needle bearing with a cage and a retaining tab formed on the cage


A needle bearing (1) with at least one bearing shell (3) for needle-shaped roller bodies (5) and with a cage (4) for guiding the roller bodies (5), wherein a retaining tab (10) formed on the cage (4) interacts axially with the bearing shell (3) for securing the cage (4). Furthermore, a roller bearing assembly with a needle bearing of this type is provided, additionally with a thrust washer (15) for securing the cage (4) that interacts axially with the cage (4), supplementing the interaction of the retaining tab (10) with the bearing shell (3)..
Schaeffler Technologies Ag & Co. Kg


03/03/16
20160061248 

Fastener arrangement with compressible washer


A washer includes a domed central portion with a central opening establishing a longitudinal axis, a base wall extending in a direction radially outwardly from the axis, and an extension wall extending in a direction radially outwardly and axially away from the base wall. The washer also includes a curled radially outer periphery with a peripheral wall extending radially outwardly from the extension wall and in a direction axially away from the extension wall back toward the base wall.

03/03/16
20160059986 

System and container for liquid saving


A liquid saving container for use with a bottle comprising: a housing, where the housing receives liquid; a lid attached to the housing; a seam between the housing and the lid, where the seam improves the seal between the lid and housing; an opening at the center of the lid; a neck within the opening, where the neck extends into the housing, and where the neck provides a means to attach a bottle neck into the opening; a closure on the opening, where the closure provides a means to close the opening when not in use. Preferably the liquid saving container includes a weighted base and the seam includes a rubber washer.

03/03/16
20160059653 

Cam adjustable assembly


A cam adjustable assembly generally includes a cam bolt, a cam washer, and a driving tool. The cam bolt includes a head and a shank coupled to the head.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc


03/03/16
20160059467 

Mold structure


A mold structure contains: a first mold, an isolation washer, and a second mold. The first mold includes a ring-shaped closing rib arranged on a top surface thereof and a cavity defined in the closing rib.

03/03/16
20160059175 

Air washer


An air washer includes an outer case having an air suction port, a water tub disposed in the outer case to store water, a humidification unit disposed in the water tub, a display unit disposed so as to be spaced apart from the outer case to form an air discharge port, the display unit having a water supply port, through which water is supplied, an inner case located at an upper side of the water tub, the inner case having an air channel, connecting the air suction port with the air discharge port, and a water channel, along which the water injected through the water supply port is guided to the water tub, and a blower disposed in the inner case to blow air suctioned through the air suction port to the air discharge port.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.


03/03/16
20160058266 

Rail assembly for a dishwasher basket


A rail assembly for a dishwasher basket that may include a rail to be connected to a side wall of the dishwasher basket; at least one support roller for guiding a front portion of the rail; a pair of guide rollers for guiding a rear portion of the rail, the pair of guide rollers may include a lower guide roller located to engage a lower guide face of the rail, and an upper guide roller located to engage an upper guide face of the rail; a lever element on which at least one of the guide rollers is mounted and which is rotatable about an axis extending generally in parallel to the axis of rotation of the at least one guide roller; and may include a spring element for rotationally biasing the lever element to urge the at least one guide roller against the rail.. .
Electrolux Appliances Aktiebolag


03/03/16
20160058265 

Dishwasher using oscillatory flow generated from thermoacoustic effect


Disclosed herein is a dishwasher using oscillatory flow generated from thermoacoustic effect. The dishwasher is configured such that thermoacoustic waves having high amplitude are generated from solar energy rather than electric energy, wherein the thermoacoustic waves make oscillating waves be directly transmitted to an air column and a water column formed in a closed end of a dishwashing pipeline.
Jeju National University Industry-academic Cooperation Foundation


03/03/16
20160058264 

Spray device assembly for dishwasher appliance


A spray device assembly for a dishwasher appliance is provided including an outer tube and an inner tube. The outer tube extends along an axial direction and defines an outer tube orifice extending along a length of the outer tube.
General Electric Company


03/03/16
20160058263 

Dishwasher appliances and methods for operating appliances


Dishwasher appliances and methods for operating appliances are provided. A method includes activating a drain pump to operate at a first speed, and ascertaining a dry drain status for the drain pump after a first speed drain time.
General Electric Company


03/03/16
20160058252 

Portable toilet training seat


A portable toilet training seat. The system features a foldable u-shaped spacer which is placed on top of a standard toilet seat in a public restroom, providing a reduced diameter seat for the child.

02/25/16
20160054096 

Adjustable free-float forend/handguard mounting assembly


An adjustable free-float forend/handguard mounting assembly for a small arms weapon, for attaching a forend/handguard to the small arms weapon. The assembly includes a barrel nut having internal female threads at a forward end and internal female threads at an opposite rearward end and having a plurality of radial utility holes.
Beretta Usa Corp


02/25/16
20160053876 

Power transmission device


A power transmission device includes a pulley constituting a driving-side rotor, an inner hub, a washer and a limiter which constitute a driven-side rotor, and a plate configured as a linking elastic member that connects the driving-side rotor and the driven-side rotor. A flat spring that elastically deforms in a direction along a rotation shaft is adopted as the plate.
Denso Corporation


02/25/16
20160053806 

Method, apparatus, and nut for preloading a bearing


Methods and apparatus for preloading a bearing are provided. These methods and apparatus include preload monitoring devices whereby the mechanic can accurately monitor and regulate the preload on a bearing or bearing assembly.

02/25/16
20160053790 

Diagnostic system and components


A diagnostic instrument is disclosed. The diagnostic instrument may have a highly efficient probe washer station and/or may be able to sense whether there is a tube septum on a specimen tube to be sampled.
Beckman Coulter Biomedical, Llc.


02/25/16
20160053586 

Manufacturing a collet assembly with congruent corners


A flexible collet on a subterranean tool has sacrificial soft components to protect seal bores through which the collets have to compress to get through. The sacrificial components can be replaced when the tool is removed to the surface.
Baker Hughes Incorporated


02/25/16
20160053585 

Shifting tool collet with rolling component


A flexible collet on a subterranean tool has sacrificial soft components to protect seal bores through which the collets have to compress to get through. The sacrificial components can be replaced when the tool is removed to the surface.
Baker Hughes Incorporated


02/25/16
20160053584 

Non-marring shifting tool collet


A flexible collet on a subterranean tool has sacrificial soft components to protect seal bores through which the collets have to compress to get through. The sacrificial components can be replaced when the tool is removed to the surface.
Baker Hughes Incorporated


02/25/16
20160053583 

Shifting tool collet with axial ridge and edge relief


A flexible collet on a subterranean tool has sacrificial soft components to protect seal bores through which the collets have to compress to get through. The sacrificial components can be replaced when the tool is removed to the surface.
Baker Hughes Incorporated


02/25/16
20160052113 

Mounting device and the counterforce-free mounting of a pressure plate assembly on a counterpressure plate, and counterforce-free dismounting


A mounting device (11) for the counterforce-free mounting of a pressure plate assembly (1) on a counterpressure plate, the mounting plate having at least one release element (12) which can be displaced in an axial direction (a) relative to the pressure plate assembly and which is designed to exert an axial force on spring washer tongues (10) of the pressure plate assembly (1) in order to release the pressure plate assembly (1), which is normally engaged, and having at least one hook element (18) that is designed to engage behind a coupling lid (2) of the pressure plate assembly (1) in order to hold the mounting device (11) in place relative to the pressure plate assembly (1) at least in an axial direction when the release element (12) exerts axial force on the spring washer tongues (10) of the pressure plate assembly (1). A corresponding method for the counterforce-free mounting of the pressure plate assembly (1) and a corresponding method for the counterforce-free dismounting of the pressure plate assembly (1) are also provided..
Schaeffler Technologies Ag & Co. Kg


02/25/16
20160052024 

System for coating removal


Various embodiments of a system for coating removal are provided. In one embodiment, a system for removing a coating material from another material is provided, the system comprising: a staging hopper; a second elevator operatively connecting the staging hopper to the decoating mill; a decoating mill having a decoating mill tank and at least one rotary blade oriented within the decoating mill tank, wherein the at least one rotary blade can translate horizontally and vertically; a screen station having a dump hopper and a recovery tank; a washer; a dryer; an aspirator; a large waste water filter press; at least one process water filter press; a sanitary water filter; a staging tank; a water heater; and a process chemical feed system..
Geo-tech Polymers, Llc


02/25/16
20160051914 

Pinned fly ring for rotary drum washer and manufacture


Disclosed is a fly ring adapted to be used in a rotary drum filtering apparatus, and a method of forming such a fly ring. The fly ring comprises a plurality of ring segments, each ring segment being laser cut.

02/25/16
20160051123 

Dishwasher having at least one illumination element


A dishwasher includes a washing chamber exposed to liquid during washing operation and enclosed by a plurality of walls of a washing container and by an internal wall of a door. At least one of the walls has at least one aperture which is covered or closed by at least one illumination element.
Bsh HausgerÄte Gmbh


02/25/16
20160051122 

Dishwasher


A dishwasher including a cabinet assembly having a tub in which dishes are received, a sump, having a water collection unit configured to store wash water disposed therein, which is coupled to an interior of the cabinet assembly to collect wash water and to supply steam generated in the water collection unit into the cabinet assembly, and a heater module located outside the sump to transfer heat to the water collection unit and to heat the wash water in order to generate steam. The heater does not contact the wash water, preventing corrosion or oxidation of the heater..
Lg Electronics Inc.


02/25/16
20160051121 

System for supplying and treating water for a dishwasher


A system for supplying and treating water for a dishwasher. The system includes electronic control unit (ecu) and an indicator adapted to provide signals or data indicative of the hardness of the water.
Bitron S.p.a.


02/25/16
20160051120 

Control dishwasher


A control method of a dishwasher including a pre-filter cleaning cycle of supplying steam generated in a sump to a filter assembly to self-clean the filter assembly, wherein the pre-filter cleaning cycle includes a pre-operation water supply step of driving a water supply module to supply wash water to the sump before operating the dishwasher, a pre-cleaning steam generation and supply step of driving a heater module to generate steam in the sump and supplying the generated steam to the filter assembly to clean the filter assembly after the pre-operation water supply step, and a pre-cleaning drainage step of driving a drainage module to drain the wash water after the pre-cleaning steam generation and supply step. In the control method of the dishwasher, steam is supplied to the filter assembly before or after a washing cycle of washing dishes in order to self-clean the filter assembly..
Lg Electronics Inc.


02/25/16
20160051084 

Lock it!


A food storage container comprising a bottom container for storing food, an easy to lift ventilation cover and a locking lid for securing the contents of the food storage container. The locking lid is provided at the top portion thereof with a combination lock.

02/25/16
20160051044 

Shelving brace


A rectangular shelf is supported along its sides by opposing deck beams and supported on its ends by opposing end frame members, all joined to corner posts. A hook on each opposing end of a cross-brace engages a different latch affixed to each deck beam to keep the deck beams from splaying under heavy load.
Pro-mart Industries, Inc.


02/18/16
20160046498 

Process for stabilizing heat exchanger tubes in andrussow process


The present invention relates to an improved process for producing hydrogen cyanide involving a heat exchanger comprising a plurality of tubes, wherein each of the plurality of tubes comprises a ceramic ferrule extending through the entrance of the tube, each ferrule comprising an insulation layer surrounding at least a portion of the ferrule, and one or more washers, wherein at least one of the one or more washers surrounds the ferrule above the entrance of the tube, wherein the ceramic ferrule is spaced apart from the tube. It further relates to a reaction apparatus for producing hydrogen cyanide involving a heat exchanger comprising a plurality of tubes, wherein each of the plurality of tubes comprises a ceramic ferrule extending through the entrance of the tube, each ferrule comprising an insulation layer surrounding at least a portion of the ferrule, and one or more washers, wherein at least one of the one or more washers surrounds the ferrule above the entrance of the tube, wherein the ceramic ferrule is spaced apart from the tube.
Invista North America S.a R.l.


02/18/16
20160045095 

Dishwasher having at least two luminous surface elements


A dishwasher includes a washing container having a plurality of walls and enclosing a washing chamber. At least one of the walls of the washing container has at least two apertures which are covered by planar lighting elements, respectively.
Bsh HausgerÄte Gmbh


02/11/16
20160044816 

Internal component arrangement within a housing


This application relates to securing and positioning internal components within a housing of a portable computing device. In one embodiment a cowling is utilized to retain a number of board-to-board connectors within communication slots on a printed circuit board (pcb).
Apple Inc.


02/11/16
20160044800 

Internal component arrangement within a housing


This application relates to securing and positioning internal components within a housing of a portable computing device. In one embodiment, a number of insert molded retaining members are utilized to inhibit outward deformation of a sidewall of the housing during a drop event.
Apple Inc.


02/11/16
20160041049 

Force sensor


A cylindrical annular detector is disposed at the periphery of the columnar body fixed at a central part of the upper surface of a supporting substrate. A space between the columnar body and the annular detector is connected by a thin flexible connection member (diaphrapm).
Wacoh Corporation


02/11/16
20160040840 

Lighting fixture of the wall washer type


Lighting fixture of the wall washer type adapted to light a wall in an effective and as uniform as possible manner, without producing light spots on the wall itself and minimizing possible glares to users attending the lighted rooms. The lighting fixture according to the present invention introduces a structure comprising point-like lighting sources (16), preferably consisting of leds, and two reflecting elements (11, 14) adapted to direct the produced lighting beam towards a wall and minimize the amount of said light beam emitted in the direction of the user of the lighted room..
Iguzzini Illuminazione S.p.a.


02/11/16
20160040719 

Bearing seal for media lubrication


A rolling bearing assembly including a radially inner ring defining an inner race, a radially outer ring defining an outer race, and rolling elements supported between the inner ring and the outer ring is provided. At least one filter seal is arranged between the radially inner ring and the radially outer ring.
Schaeffler Technologies Ag & Co. Kg


02/11/16
20160040709 

Hole-filling sleeve and washer design for bolt installation


A fastener assembly which includes a sleeve which includes a cylindrical construction having a first and second end portions and an outside diameter. The fastener assembly further includes a washer associated with the sleeve wherein the washer includes a body which defines a first side and an opposing second side and defines an opening which extends from the first side toward the second side.
The Boeing Company


02/11/16
20160039658 

Fluid vending technology


A bulk windshield washer fluid vending system. The system includes a storage tank for storing fluid, a controller communicatively connected to the fluid storage tank for managing flow of fluid from the fluid storage tank, a fluid flow line connected to the controller, and a vending mechanism connected to the fluid flow line and disposed at it predetermined location remote from the fluid storage tank for actuation by a customer.

02/11/16
20160039520 

Apparatus and system for aircraft park brake systems


An electro-mechanical actuator including an aircraft parking brake may include a motor shaft, a park brake disk, and a voice coil assembly. The voice coil assembly may include a bobbin configured to translate between an engaged position and a disengaged position.
Goodrich Corporation


02/11/16
20160038911 

Stackable structural reactors


A reactor for carrying out catalytic reactions. The reactor includes a reactor component optionally arranged on a central rod in a reactor tube.
Johnson Matthey Public Limited Company


02/11/16
20160037997 

Stemware holder unit, dishwasher cup shelf comprising a stemware holder unit, and a dishwasher basket assembly comprising a dishwasher cup shelf


The present invention relates to a stemware holder unit (1) for holding a stemware (23) in a predetermined position in a dishwasher cup shelf (13), said stemware holder unit (1) comprising a flexible holding element (2) adapted to hold a stem (22) of said stemware (23). The holding element (2) comprises a first attachment portion (3) and a second attachment portion (4) adapted to be movably interconnected with said dishwasher cup shelf (13).
Electrolux Home Products Corporation N.v.


02/11/16
20160037996 

Dishwasher system with a reuse tank


A method of operating a dishwasher having a wash tub and a reuse tank for storing liquid for subsequent reuse, wherein the condition of the water in the reuse tank may be monitored and/or acted upon to limit the likelihood of undesired effects associated with the growth of micro-organisms in the liquid.. .
Whirlpool Corporation


02/11/16
20160037789 

Finger pad assembly


A unitary resilient rubber finger pad for a poultry plucking machine, and a finger pad assembly for such machine, the assembly having: a backing plate with a central aperture adapted for engaging a drive hub of a poultry feather plucking machine; a finger pad having a base with a central mounting aperture, a flat rear face abutting the backing plate and a front face opposite the rear flat face, a plurality of fingers extending from the front; a star washer having a plurality of arcuate recesses on its periphery, each of which engages a base of a finger; and a mounting bolt for attaching said finger pad assembly to a drive shaft having a threaded hole in the end thereof. The method of mounting the finger pad assembly is also disclosed..
William Goodyear Company


02/04/16
20160036161 

Waterproof separable swivel connector


A waterproof swivel electrical cable connector comprises a first housing including a first electrical connector being rotatably connected to a second housing including a second electrical connector. A first elastomeric washer is intermediate the first housing and the second housing and providing a watertight seal between the first housing and the second housing as the first housing and first electrical connector are rotated relative to the second housing and second electrical connector..
Aqua Products, Inc.


02/04/16
20160032970 

Thrust washer having lubricant pockets


The invention relates to a thrust washer (i) having a central hole (2) for pushing onto a bolt or a shaft, wherein the thrust washer (i) has lubricant pockets (4, 4′) on the two flat thrust surfaces (3, 3′) thereof, characterized in that at least one lubricant pocket (4) is assigned a corresponding lubricant pocket (4′) on the opposite thrust surface (3′), and at least one lubricant pocket (4, 4′) is connected to the corresponding lubricant pocket (4, 4′) thereof by way of at least one channel (6) which runs axially through the thrust washer (i) and is formed, in particular, in each case by a hole.. .
E. Winkemann Gmbh


02/04/16
20160032744 

Selective coating removal or masking for ground path


A device for providing a grounding path between an outer surface of a gas turbine aircraft engine and an inner surface of a gas turbine aircraft engine uses a structural guide vane (sgv) with a nonconductive coating on the surface. Bolts are put in bolt holes that have a bolt receiving cavity without the nonconductive coating.
United Technologies Corporation


02/04/16
20160032591 

Continuous screw tightening machine with washer stacking supply mechanism


In a continuous screw tightening machine with washer stacking supply mechanism, in conjunction with retreating of a tightening machine, a washer is placed on a seat surface portion of a washer feeding body of a washer sequential supply mechanism and reliably supplied to a tightening possible position one by one and the one screw is supplied by a screw sequential supply mechanism between the washer and a bit so as to be in concentric arrangement, in conjunction with advancing of the tightening machine, the washer sequential supply mechanism is set to a feeding preparation attitude of the subsequent washer, and the screw sequential supply mechanism is constituted to be set to a feeding preparation attitude of the subsequent screw, and the screw is tightened and fixed together with the washer at the tightening target spot by rotation/driving of the bit advanced to the tightening possible position by a driving machine.. .
Muro Corporation


02/04/16
20160031421 

Washer liquid heating apparatus integrated into washer reservoir


A washer liquid heating apparatus integrated into a reservoir may include a plate-type heater that may be installed in a hole of the reservoir to heat a washer liquid within the reservoir, a protect cover that may be assembled into the reservoir to surround the heater, and a fastening device for fixing the heater and the protect cover to the reservoir, wherein the plate-type heater may be fixed to be exposed to an inside of the reservoir through the hole such that a heating surface where heating may be performed heats the washer liquid within the reservoir.. .
Denso Korea Automotive Corporation


02/04/16
20160031420 

Washer liquid heating apparatus integrated into washer reservoir


A washer liquid heating apparatus integrated into a reservoir may include an auxiliary tank which is integrally connected to the reservoir and in which a washer liquid inflowing from the reservoir is stored, and a heater assembly that is integrally attached to the auxiliary tank and heats the washer liquid stored in the auxiliary tank, wherein the heater assembly comprises a plate-type heater that is installed in a hole of the auxiliary tank to heat the washer liquid within the auxiliary tank, and wherein the plate-type heater is exposed to an inside of the auxiliary tank through the hole of the auxiliary tank such that a heating surface where heating is performed heats the washer liquid within the auxiliary tank.. .
Denso Korea Automotive Corporation


02/04/16
20160030963 

Self cleaning water nozzle


A self-cleaning water nozzle uses a washer and a threaded outlet cap to allow for self-cleaning and easy access to the nozzle components. The threaded outlet cap permits the nozzle components to be accessed without having to remove the nozzle housing from a water supply line.
Bodygard Llc


02/04/16
20160030101 

Robust nose torque-limiting device


A torque-limiting driver has a handle, a body, a torque-limiting assembly and a work-piece engaging tip. The torque-limiting assembly includes an upper and lower shank that have a plurality of teeth circumferentially spaced.
Eca Medical Instruments


02/04/16
20160029872 

Dishwasher


A dishwasher is provided. The dishwasher includes a main body including a washing chamber and an input port for inputting dishes into the washing chamber; a door configured to hinge-connect at one end to the main body and open and close the washing chamber; and a door opening apparatus installed in the main body configured to open the door, wherein the door opening apparatus includes a thermally driven actuator configured to thermally expand and contract to make a plunger protrude, a movable member configured to linearly reciprocate when supplied with power from the thermally driven actuator, and a push portion configured to push the door so as to open the input port when supplied with power form the movable member..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160029871 

Dishwasher


A sealing apparatus seals between a pump chamber and a bottom surface of a washing tank of a dishwasher. The sealing apparatus includes a packing member disposed along a top portion of the pump chamber and a protecting member which fixes some portion of the packing member to the pump chamber to prevent the packing member from moving when the bottom surface of the washing tank and the pump chamber are coupled to each other..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd


02/04/16
20160029869 

Dishwasher with vacuum drying and method


An automatic dishwasher, having a wash cycle and a drying cycle, includes an openable and closeable washing chamber, at least one spray apparatus inside the washing chamber, and a vacuum pump in fluid communication with the washing chamber. The washing chamber has an interior configured to contain articles to be washed, and is configured to withstand vacuum pressure when closed.

01/28/16
20160025129 

Dust boot for a moveable joint


A moveable joint assembly is provided. The assembly includes a housing with an inner bore that extends along an axis.
Federal-mogul Products, Inc.


01/28/16
20160025127 

Bonding lug washer


A washer includes a perimeter portion, a support edge adjoining the perimeter portion and defining a first plane, and a contact portion having a generally planar contact surface. The contact surface defines a second plane parallel to and spaced from the first plane.
Harger, Inc.


01/28/16
20160023095 

Combination game


A game device can be configured to support play of various types of games. Specifically, the game device is reversibly configurable to support play of multiple entertainment games using one primary structure, which could include ladder ball, beanbag toss, and washer toss.
Eastpoint Sports Ltd., Llc


01/28/16
20160022340 

Medial column (meco) fixation device, method, and system


An orthopedic implant device and system support the fusion of bones in the medial column of the human foot. An exemplary implant uses an improved lag screw and supplemental components, including a washer plate and transverse screws which penetrate transverse through holes in the shaft of the lag screw.
Virginia Commonwealth University


01/28/16
20160022116 

Dishwasher


A dishwasher includes a tub having an air outlet, an airflow conduit fluidly coupling the tub air outlet to ambient air, a blower assembly forcing air to flow from the tub and through the tub air outlet into the airflow conduit, a first reservoir associated with the airflow conduit and collecting liquid condensed from the air forced through the airflow conduit, the first reservoir fluidly coupled to the tub for draining the collected liquid into the tub, and a second reservoir associated with the airflow conduit downstream of the first reservoir and collecting liquid condensed from the air prior to the exhaustion of the air to the ambient air, wherein any liquid not collected by the first reservoir is collected by the second reservoir for evaporation.. .
Whirlpool Corporation


01/28/16
20160022115 

Dishwasher with air system


A dishwasher may include a tub at least partially defining a treating chamber, an airflow conduit, and a blower assembly fluidly coupled to the airflow conduit. The blower assembly may include a first impeller effecting a flow of ambient air to the treating chamber and a second impeller effecting a flow of mixed air from the treating chamber exhausting the mixed air from the treating chamber.
Whirlpool Corporation


01/28/16
20160021915 

Food storage container and methods of use


A spherical food storage container with a lid for adding foods, or for extracting food is provided. The spherical food storage container can be stored as two or more pieces that may be assembled to form a spherical container for holding food, while providing a lid in a portion of one of the hemispheres for the addition of a food, or for extraction of the food.

01/21/16
20160020010 

Electric solenoid structure having elastomeric biasing member


An apparatus and method directed to the art of providing an electrically insulative electric solenoid for starting internal combustion engines are provided. The solenoid has a housing; a coil unit within the housing comprising a hollow can with an open end, and a bobbin, an armature, and a bridging contact assembly positioned in the can; a flux washer abutting the open end of the can; a mounting plate abutting the open end of the housing, and an electrically insulative biasing member positioned between the mounting plate and the flux washer and between the mounting plate and the bobbin..
Trumpet Holdings, Inc.




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