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Textron (NYSE: TXT) is an American industrial conglomerate. Textron includes Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft, Beechcraft,and other components. It was founded by Royal Little in 1923 as the Special Yarns Company, and is now headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island. Wikipedia.

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A handle for a hydraulically driven tool reduces the amount of heat transmitted to the user of the tool as a result of the high temperature fluid flowing through the inner body of the handle. The inner body is formed of a heat transmissive material which has at least one channel through which the fluid flows. The handle has a number of properties which reduces heat transmission to the user, including standoffs, ribs and fastener receiving extensions.


Patent
Textron | Date: 2017-01-11

A method of making a fragmenting structure for an explosive device includes placing a volume of fragments of a deformable metal material into a press mold, the fragments having sufficient surface adhesiveness to adhere to each other upon being compressed together, e.g., by coating the fragments with adhesive. The fragments are compressed together in the press mold to form the fragmenting structure as a rigid and substantially void-free structure of compression-deformed, mutually adhering metal fragments, the fragmenting structure being sized and shaped for subsequent incorporation into the explosive device. An explosive device includes an explosive charge and a fragmenting structure adjacent to the explosive charge, the fragmenting structure being a rigid and substantially void-free structure of compression-deformed, mutually adhering metal fragments. The structure may have been manufactured by the disclosed method.


A system includes nodes deployable across an area and self-forming a mobile ad-hoc network. The nodes include (1) imaging circuitry for capturing an image of a local sub-area based on a triggering event, (2) image-transfer circuitry for partitioning a captured image into sub-images or image segments and transmitting them to other nodes, (3) image-transmission circuitry for transmitting a sub-image from another node on an uplink to a relay such as a satellite. The relay (I) receives transmission of respective sub-images, in parallel on independent channels, from the nodes via respective uplinks, and (2) retransmits the sub-images to the remote location via a downlink. A central control station at the remote location (1) receives the sub-images from the relay via the downlink, (2) re-creates the captured image by combining the received sub-images, and (3) utilizes the re-created image in a monitoring or control operation of the central control station.


Patent
Textron | Date: 2017-05-17

The invention relates to a storage tank made of thermoplastic material to be used in a motor vehicle for holding an aqueous urea solution, comprising a tank body that encloses a storage volume (2) for the urea solution, a filling tube (3) for filing the storage volume (2), and a filling/evacuating path to the atmosphere; means for physically adsorbing or chemically adsorbing or physically and chemically adsorbing ammonia are provided inside or at the end of the filling/evacuation path.


A multi-warhead munition includes a first cylindrical warhead having a cavity filled with high explosive, and a second cylindrical warhead offset axially from the first cylindrical warhead. The second cylindrical warhead is a transformable, segmented warhead including a plurality of segments each having an outer segment face bounding a cavity of the segment filled with high explosive. The segments are elongated and mounted at one end for rotation away from an axis of the munition to an open position in which the segment faces are pointed in a forward direction for detonation. Rotation may generally be somewhere in a broad range from about 105 degrees to about 170 degrees, obtaining different effects in different sub-ranges. The munition includes first and second detonators for the first and second cylindrical warheads respectively, the second detonator simultaneously detonating the segments of the second cylindrical warhead.


The invention relates to a system for heating a storage container (1) for an aqueous operating liquid in a motor vehicle having a combustion engine cooled by means of a liquid heat transfer medium, using the waste heat from the combustion engine, which is transferred to the heat transfer medium. The system comprises a first heat exchanger (9), which is provided in or on the storage container (1) and can be heated by means of the heat transfer medium in a cooling circuit (3) for the combustion engine, wherein the first heat exchanger (9) is part of a storage container heating circuit (10), which comprises a heat transfer medium feed (11) and a heat transfer medium return (12), wherein the storage container heating circuit (10) is connected hydraulically in parallel with a second heating circuit (7b) with a second heat exchanger (7) for heating the passenger cell (8) of the motor vehicle. The storage container heating circuit (10) comprises a valve with a controllable volume flow and further comprises means for measuring the volume flow of heat transfer medium in the storage container heating circuit (10) and means for controlling the valve (13) in accordance with one or more temperature signals from various temperature sensors (Tl to T5). The invention furthermore relates to a method for heating a storage container (1) using the system.


Patent
Textron | Date: 2017-05-24

The invention refers to an integrated on board vehicle vision and cleaning system, the system comprising an image sensor unit, a cleaning fluid source, a cleaning fluid circuit (3), a cleaning fluid pump (1), and at least one cleaning fluid nozzle (16). The image sensor unit is arranged in an image sensor housing (1), the image sensor housing (10) being arranged in a vehicle mounted casing (11), and the image sensor housing being moveable within the casing (11) between first and second positions. The fluid nozzle (16) is arranged below an external vehicle body surface (9) and cleaning fluid as a jet or a spray of fluid may be propelled onto the image sensor housing (10) if the image sensor housing (10) is in a retracted position.


Patent
Textron | Date: 2017-02-08

The invention discloses a filling system for an operating fluid container (1) of a motor vehicle, comprising a filling hose (10) and at least one filling hose holding device (20). The filling hose holding device (20) can be fastened in an installation space of the motor vehicle, and the filling hose (10) can be fluid-connected to an operating fluid container (1) and to a filling neck (30). The filling hose (10) can be fastened in the installation space of the motor vehicle by means of the filling hose holding device (20) in such a manner that the filling hose (10) follows a contour defined by the filling hose holding device (20).


The invention relates to a storage tank (1) in a motor vehicle for receiving an aqueous urea solution for the SCR of nitrogen oxide in the exhaust gas. The storage tank (1) comprises a tank body which forms a storage volume (2) for the urea solution. The storage tank (1) furthermore comprises a filling pipe for filling the storage volume (2) and means for venting the storage volume (2) during the refuelling, wherein the filling pipe (3) has a filling head (9) at a remote end, and the filling head (9) forms an orifice stub (10). The orifice stub (10) defines an orifice (11) for receiving a fuel pump nozzle. Said orifice stub furthermore has an external thread for receiving a complementary union thread of a refuelling cylinder for refuelling by the gas displacement method. The orifice stub forms at least one secondary air opening when the refuelling cylinder is attached, and therefore, when a refuelling cylinder is attached, a sealing seat is bridged by the refuelling cylinder and refuelling by the gas displacement method is possible even if counterflow venting through the filling tube (3) does not take place.


Patent
Textron | Date: 2017-01-04

The invention relates to a multi-chamber container made of thermoplastic plastic as a service-fluid container for a motor vehicle, which multi-chamber container comprises at least two chambers, which constitute separated volumes that are not in fluid connection with each other, at least not directly, and which are each designed to hold a different service fluid, wherein at least two surrounding walls of the chambers adjoin each other, the chambers are components of a continuous container body combination, the surrounding walls of at least two chambers that adjoin each other are connected to each other in a bonded manner by means of at least one material bridge or in a form-closed manner and/or by means of fasteners, and the connection is designed to independently release under the influence of deformation forces caused by impact such that the container body combination is divided into at least two separate container body parts (2) or two container bodies (3) under the influence of deformation forces caused by impact.

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