US Pat. No. 10,722,940

METHOD FOR CASTING METAL STRIP WITH EDGE CONTROL

NUCOR CORPORATION, Charl...

12. A method for controlling a casting roll with at least one expansion ring disposed within the casting roll, the at least one expansion ring having at least one heating element, to provide adjustable circumference control, the casting roll being for use in a twin roll caster for producing cast strip metal, comprising:making a plurality of thickness measurements across a width of a cast strip including an edge thickness;
fitting a curve to the thickness measurements;
determining a target edge thickness of the cast strip based on the curve;
determining a delta thickness as a difference between the measured edge thickness and the target edge thickness; and
causing an amount of power applied to the at least one heating element to be adjusted to reduce the delta thickness.

US Pat. No. 10,724,428

VARIABLE VOLUME CHAMBER DEVICE

QUEST ENGINES, LLC

1. A variable volume chamber device comprising:a first surface included in a first member spaced from and fixed relative to a second surface included in a second member, wherein the first surface extends in a first reference plane, the second surface extends in a second reference plane, and the first reference plane is parallel to the second reference plane;
a first variable volume chamber disposed between the first surface and the second surface, said first variable volume chamber defined at least in part by the first surface, the second surface, and a first assembly including a first vane, a second vane, a third vane, and a fourth vane;
a first pivotal connection between the first vane and the second vane, wherein the first pivotal connection is maintained in a fixed location relative to the first surface and the second surface;
a second pivotal connection between the second vane and the third vane;
a third pivotal connection between the third vane and the fourth vane; and
a fourth pivotal connection between the first vane and the fourth vane.

US Pat. No. 10,722,966

SUPPORT RING AND FABRICATION METHOD FOR SUBSEA PIPELINES

Acergy France SAS, Sures...

1. A combination of a pipe section having a parent coating, and a support ring fitted to the pipe section for supporting a welding ring to encircle the pipe section, the support ring having:a tubular body with substantially circular curvature around a longitudinal axis of the pipe section to support the welding ring, wherein the tubular body encircles a cut-back end zone where the parent coating of the pipe section has been cut back; and
at least one grounding extension connected to the tubular body;
wherein the grounding extension is offset longitudinally with respect to the tubular body and with respect to the cut-back end zone of the pipe section, wherein the tubular body is positioned between the grounding extension and a joint to be welded;
wherein the grounding extension is offset radially outwardly with respect to the tubular body and relative to the longitudinal axis of the pipe section; and
wherein the grounding extension has ground connector provisions to which one or more earthing wires can be attached.

US Pat. No. 10,723,020

ROBOTIC ARM PROCESSING METHOD AND SYSTEM BASED ON 3D IMAGE

UTECHZONE CO., LTD., New...

1. A robotic arm processing method based on a 3D image, by which a robotic arm performs a processing procedure on at least one workpiece in a processing environment, the robotic arm processing method comprising:providing 3D model data of the robotic arm and 3D model data of the processing environment;
obtaining 3D model data of the workpiece, and generating a processing path consisting of a plurality of contact points according to the 3D model data of the workpiece, wherein a free end of the robotic arm moves along the processing path to perform the processing procedure;
generating a moving posture candidate group of the robotic arm according to a relationship according to each one of the contact points corresponding to the free end of the robotic arm;
selecting an actual moving posture from the moving posture candidate group;
moving the free end of the robotic arm to each corresponding one of the contact points according to the actual moving posture; and
moving the free end of the robotic arm along the processing path according to a plurality of the actual moving postures to perform the processing procedure.

US Pat. No. 10,724,417

DUAL-PURPOSE HEATER AND FLUID FLOW MEASUREMENT SYSTEM

WATLOW ELECTRIC MANUFACTU...

1. A control system for use in a fluid flow application comprising:a heater having at least one resistive heating element having a relationship between resistance and temperature defining a non-monotonic curve, the heater operable to heat fluid flow; and
a control device that uses a change in resistance of the at least one resistive heating element to determine mass flow rate of the fluid flow and a temperature of the at least one resistive heating element along the non-monotonic curve between resistance and temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,723,467

METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE WATER CONTENT IN THE ATMOSPHERE, METHOD FOR DETECTING ICING CONDITIONS AND COMPUTER PROGRAMS

ZODIAC AEROTECHNICS, Pla...

1. A method for determining the water content in the atmosphere by processing images acquired by an out-of-focus interferometric imaging device, said device being solely able to image water and ice particles having a size lying in a given range of sizes, said method comprising the following steps:a) obtaining at least one of the images produced by the out-of-focus interferometric imaging device;
b) determining the number of particles lying in the given range of sizes from said at least one of the images;
c) measuring the mass of particles having a size lying in the given range of sizes from the number of particles determined;
d) estimating the mass of particles having a size outside the given range of sizes, said estimation step comprising the following steps:
i) determining the number of particles having a size equal to a threshold size;
ii) evaluating the number of particles outside the given range of sizes from the number of particles determined during step i) and from the threshold size; and
iii) estimating the mass of the particles outside the given range of sizes from the number of particles evaluated; and
e) determining the water content in the atmosphere by adding the estimated mass and the measured mass.
US Pat. No. 10,724,035

OLIGONUCLEOTIDE COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS THEREOF

WAVE LIFE SCIENCES LTD., ...

1. An oligonucleotide having the structure of:mG * SmUmGmCmA * SC * SA * SC * SA * SG * ST * SA * SG * RA * ST * SmGmAmGmG * SmG (SEQ ID NO: 1467), or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein:
*S represents a Sp phosphorothioate;
*R represents a Rp phosphorothioate; and
m represents a 2?-OMe modification to a nucleoside.
US Pat. No. 10,723,623

SODIUM THIOSULFATE-CONTAINING PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS

Hope Medical Enterprises,...

1. A method for treating vascular calcification, comprising administering to a subject having vascular calcification, an anti-diabetic agent in combination with pharmaceutical grade sodium thiosulfate pentahydrate, wherein the pharmaceutical grade sodium thiosulfate pentahydrate contains no greater than about 10 ppm of non-purgeable organic carbon, contains no greater than about 0.05 ppm of mercury, contains no greater than about 2 ppm of aluminum, contains no greater than about 0.003% by weight of selenium, contains no less than about 98% by weight and no greater than about 102% by weight of sodium thiosulfate on an anhydrous basis measured by ion chromatography, has a water content between 32% and 37% by weight, has a heavy metal content of no greater than about 10 ppm, contains no greater than about 200 ppm of chloride, contains no greater than about 0.001% by weight of sulfide, contains no greater than about 0.002% by weight of iron, contains no greater than about 0.01% by weight of calcium, contains no greater than about 0.005% by weight of potassium, contains no greater than about 0.1% of sulfite, contains no greater than about 0.5% of sulfate, contains no greater than about 3 ppm of arsenic, contains no greater than about 0.001% by weight of lead, has total aerobic count of microbial load of no greater than about 100 CFU/g, has total yeast and mold count of no greater than about 20 CFU/g, contains no greater than about 0.02 EU/mg of bacterial endotoxins, contains no greater than about 0.002% by weight of nitrogen compounds, contains no greater than about 0.005% by weight of insoluble matter, contains no greater than 0.01% by weight of residual anti-caking agent, and contains no greater than ICH Q3C (R3) limits of organic volatile impurities, wherein a 10% aqueous solution of the pharmaceutical grade sodium thiosulfate pentahydrate at 25° C. is colorless and has a pH between about 6.0 and about 8.0, and wherein the pharmaceutical grade sodium thiosulfate pentahydrate is odorless crystals.

US Pat. No. 10,724,841

DETECTOR, SURFACE PROPERTY MEASURING MACHINE, AND ROUNDNESS MEASURING MACHINE

Tokyo Seimitsu Co., Ltd.,...

3. A detector comprising:a stylus configured to support a contact which is brought into contact with a surface of an object to be measured;
a holder configured to hold the stylus;
a measuring part configured to swingably hold the holder with a rotating shaft and detect a displacement of the holder; and
a body configured to accommodate the measuring part, the body having a cylindrical shape;
wherein the holder holds the stylus such that a stylus axis being a longitudinal axis of the stylus and a body axis being a longitudinal axis of the body are in parallel with each other, and the stylus axis and the body axis are offset in a first direction orthogonal to the body axis and a longitudinal axis of the rotating shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,724,797

CONTINUOUS LOW OXYGEN AND HIGH TEMPERATURE COMBUSTION ALUMINUM MELTING FURNACE WITH POROUS INJECTION PIPE HEAT EXCHANGER

Guangdong University of T...

1. A continuous low oxygen and high temperature combustion aluminum melting furnace with porous injection pipe heat exchanger, comprising:a furnace body that is comprised of an aluminum melting tank provided inside the furnace body, a combustion chamber provided inside the furnace body and above the aluminum melting tank, and a first high temperature flue gas outlet located on one end wall of the furnace body and connected to the combustion chamber;
at least one combustion nozzle provided on the other end wall of the furnace body for injecting fuel and combustion-supporting gas into the combustion chamber, in order to generate heat in the combustion chamber and melt an aluminum bar in the aluminum melting tank into molten aluminum;
a flue gas piping connected to the first high temperature flue gas outlet of the furnace body to a chimney; and
a high temperature heat exchanger provided in the flue gas piping to make use of the waste heat of the flue gas for preheating air;
wherein, the high temperature heat exchanger is a porous injection pipe heat exchanger comprised of a flue gas passage and at least one heat-exchanging cylinder that is provided in the flue gas passage, the at least one heat-exchanging cylinder is comprised of a head end that is formed into a circular end wall and with an intake hole in the center, a tail end that is formed into an open end, and a porous injection pipe that extends around the intake hole from the head end to the tail end in the at least one heat-exchanging cylinder, wherein cold air enters the porous injection pipe heat exchanger through the intake hole and the preheated high temperature air flows out of the porous injection pipe heat exchanger through the tail end, and the porous injection pipe is comprised of a closed end that is adjacent to the tail end and a pipe body that extends between the intake hole and the closed end, a plurality of air apertures are provided on the peripheral wall of the pipe body, such that the cold air that enters the at least one heat-exchanging cylinder through the intake hole is injected towards the inner wall of the at least one heat-exchanging cylinder through the plurality of air apertures, in order to conduct fast heat exchange with the high temperature flue gas that flows along the outer wall of the at least one heat-exchanging cylinder, and maintain the temperature of the at least one heat-exchanging cylinder below the calibration heat-resisting temperature of the manufacturing material thereof, and
the porous injection pipe heat exchanger is specifically comprised of a first heat-exchanging cylinder, a second heat-exchanging cylinder and a third heat-exchanging cylinder which are provided in the flue gas passage in sequence along the flue gas flowing direction, the porous injection pipe heat exchanger is also comprised of a first connecting passage and a second connecting passage which are provided outside the flue gas passage, the first heat-exchanging cylinder is connected to the third heat-exchanging cylinder end to end along the air flowing direction by the first connecting passage, and the third heat-exchanging cylinder is connected to the second heat-exchanging cylinder end to end along the air flowing direction by the second connecting passage, wherein the cold air enters the first heat-exchanging cylinder through the intake hole of the first heat-exchanging cylinder and then passes the first connecting passage, the third heat-exchanging cylinder, the second connecting passage and the second heat-exchanging cylinder, then the preheated high temperature air flows out the porous injection pipe heat exchanger through the tail end of the second heat-exchanging cylinder.

US Pat. No. 10,723,144

METHOD AND FIXER FOR FIXING OF PRINT IMAGES ON A RECORDING MEDIUM

Canon Production Printing...

1. A method for fixing a print image on a recording medium, comprising:determining print image data of the print image that is or has been printed on a surface of the recording medium;
determining, based on the print image data, a deformation model for the recording medium that indicates a deformation of the recording medium having the print image printed thereon and after an effect of radiation to fix the print image for different spectra, intensities, and/or spatial distributions of the radiation, the deformation being orthogonal to the surface of the recording medium;
determining, based on the deformation model, fixing data, such that an optimization criterion is optimized, to control one or more radiation sources that are configured to generate the radiation to fix the print image; and
operating the one or more radiation sources based on the fixing data to fix the print image at least partially on the recording medium, wherein the optimization criterion depends on:
the deformation of the recording medium having the print image printed and fixed thereon;
a temperature gradient within the surface of the recording medium having the print image printed thereon following the effect of the radiation for fixing of the print image; and/or
a moisture gradient within the surface of the recording medium having the print image printed thereon following the effect of the radiation for fixing of the print image.

US Pat. No. 10,722,416

MULTI-POSTURE LOWER LIMB REHABILITATION ROBOT

Institute of Automation C...

1. A multi-posture lower limb rehabilitation robot, characterized by that the robot comprises a robot base (1-1) and a training bed,wherein the robot base (1-1) is a support base for the multi-posture lower limb rehabilitation robot; a bed adjustment mechanism is installed on the robot base (1-1), and said bed adjustment mechanism is hinged to a bed frame (1-7) through a bed support module (1-8) and adapted to change a patient's training posture by adjusting an angle of the training bed;
wherein the training bed comprises two leg mechanisms (1-2), a seat (1-4), a seat width adjustment mechanism, a mechanism for adjusting a gravity center of human body, a back cushion (1-5), a back cushion frame (5-1), a mechanism for adjusting an angle of the back cushion, a bed frame (1-7) and a weight support system (1-6);
wherein each leg mechanism (1-2) comprises three joints: hip, knee and ankle joints, and two set of linkages: thigh and shank linkages; the leg mechanisms are used to fix a patient's lower limbs and to implement an assisted physical training for lower limbs;
wherein the seat (1-4) is used as a seat for a patient to support body weight during a sitting posture training; wherein the seat (1-4) is installed fixedly on the seat width adjustment mechanism; the seat width adjustment mechanism is used to adjust a distance between the two leg mechanisms (1-2) to accommodate sizes of patient's body; the seat width adjustment mechanism is installed on the mechanism for adjusting the gravity center of human body, which is used to adjust the gravity center of the patient's body in real time to simulate an up and down variation of the gravity center during natural walking;
wherein the back cushion (1-5) is used to support the weight of the patient's upper body in a lying posture training and is fixed on a front of the back cushion frame (5-1), one end of which is hinged with the bed frame (1-7);
wherein the mechanism for adjusting the angle of the back cushion is installed between the back cushion frame (5-1) and the bed frame (1-7); the mechanism for adjusting the angle of back cushion is used to adjust the angle of the back cushion for improving patient's comfort during the sitting or lying posture training; and
wherein the weight support system (1-6) is driven by a first driving motor (4-11) and installed on a back of the back cushion frame (5-1) to balance part or all of the patient's weight;
wherein a seat arm (1-3) is installed on each side of the seat (1-4) to provide hand support during training, and wheels are installed on a bottom of the robot base (1-1) for transferring the multi-posture lower limb rehabilitation robot;
wherein the seat width adjustment mechanism comprises a first mounting plate (2-2) of the seat width adjustment mechanism, two leg mechanism bases (2-10) for installing the leg mechanisms, linear guide rails (2-7) left-and-right symmetrically designed for the seat width adjustment mechanism, rail saddles (2-1), which are used together with the linear guide rails (2-7), and linear motion module of the seat width adjustment mechanism,
wherein the linear motion module of the seat width adjustment mechanism is installed on the first mounting plate (2-2);
wherein a front of each leg mechanism base (2-10) is connected with each of the two leg mechanisms (1-2), and a back of each leg mechanism base (2-10) is connected with the linear motion module and the rail saddles (2-1), and
wherein the linear guide rails (2-7) are corresponding to the rail saddles (2-1) and installed on the first mounting plate (2-2);
wherein the mechanism for adjusting the gravity center of human body comprises a second mounting plate (3-1), a linear motion module, a rail saddle (3-8) and a linear guide rail (3-7),
wherein the second mounting plate (3-1) of the mechanism for adjusting the gravity center of human body is installed on the bed frame (1-7);
wherein the linear motion module of the mechanism for adjusting the gravity center of human body is installed on the second mounting plate (3-1) of the mechanism for adjusting the gravity center of human body, and connected fixedly with the first mounting plate (2-2) of the seat width adjustment mechanism;
wherein the rail saddle (3-8) is installed on one side of the first mounting plate (2-2) of the seat width adjustment mechanism, said side facing the second mounting plate (3-1) of the mechanism for adjusting the gravity center of human body; and
wherein the linear guide rail (3-7) of the mechanism for adjusting the gravity center of human body are corresponding to the rail saddle (3-8) and are installed on the second mounting plate (3-1) of the mechanism for adjusting the gravity center of human body;
wherein the weight support system (1-6) comprises a weight support system mounting plate (4-12), a weight support system linear motion module, a weight support system rail saddle (4-5), a weight support system linear guide rail (4-8), a weight support rope (4-3), a hook beam (4-2), a wheel train (4-4) and bandage hooks (4-1),
wherein the weight support system mounting plate (4-12) is installed on the back cushion frame (5-1);
wherein the weight support system linear motion module is installed on the weight support system mounting plate (4-12);
wherein the weight support system rail saddle (4-5) is installed on the weight support system linear motion module;
wherein the weight support system linear guide rail (4-8) is corresponding to the weight support system rail saddle (4-5);
wherein one end of the weight support rope (4-3) is connected with the weight support system linear motion module, and the other end of the weight support rope is connected with the hook beam (4-2);
wherein the wheel train (4-4) is installed on an upper part of the back cushion frame and used together with the weight support rope (4-3); and
wherein there are two bandage hooks (4-1), which are respectively fixed at the two ends of the hook beam (4-2);
wherein the mechanism for adjusting the angle of back cushion comprises a beam A (5-2), an electric push rod (5-3) and a beam B (5-4),
wherein the beam A (5-2) is installed fixedly on the back cushion frame (5-1); the beam B (5-4) is installed fixedly on the bed frame (1-7); one end of the electric push rod (5-3) is hinged with the beam A (5-2), and the other end of the electric push rod (5-3) is hinged with the beam B (5-4).

US Pat. No. 10,724,862

GEODETIC SURVEYING

LEICA GEOSYSTEMS AG, Hee...

1. A geodetic surveying instrument stationed at ground coordinates at a stationing height above ground, whereby instrument center coordinates are defined, the geodetic surveying instrument comprising:a sighting unit configured to aim a measurement target point, the sighting unit comprising an opto-electronic distance meter configured to determine a target distance;
two axes for aiming the sighting unit, each with a goniometer built to determine a target direction;
a tilt sensor built to determine a tilt value of the instrument;
a measurement-controller configured to derive measured coordinates of the measurement target point based on the target direction and the target distance of the measurement target point;
a target point correction unit configured to derive a spatial location displacement (x,y,z) of the instrument center coordinates based on the tilt values and the stationing height and configured to apply the derived location displacement (x,y,z) of the instrument center coordinates on the measured coordinates of the measurement target point, to result in corrected target point coordinates referenced to the instrument center coordinates without tilt,
wherein the corrected target point coordinates are provided as measurement results for the target point.

US Pat. No. 10,724,073

METHODS FOR DELIVERING AN ANALYTE TO TRANSMEMBRANE PORES

Oxford Nanopore Technolog...

1. A method for delivering an increased concentration of a polynucleotide analyte to a transmembrane pore in a membrane, comprising:(a) providing the polynucleotide analyte attached to a microparticle;
(b) delivering the microparticle towards the membrane, thereby delivering the polynucleotide analyte to the transmembrane pore;
(c) allowing the polynucleotide analyte to interact with the transmembrane pore under conditions in which a polynucleotide binding protein, bound to the polynucleotide analyte, controls movement of the polynucleotide analyte, wherein the polynucleotide analyte is eluted from the microparticle and moves with respect to the transmembrane pore, wherein the concentration of the polynucleotide analyte delivered to the transmembrane pore is increased by at least about 10-fold; and
(d) taking measurements as the polynucleotide moves with respect to the pore, wherein the measurements are indicative of characteristics of the polynucleotide, and thereby characterising the polynucleotide.

US Pat. No. 10,722,959

TABLE SAW

SawStop Holding LLC, Tua...

1. A table saw comprising:a table;
a trunnion assembly disposed beneath the table; and
a blade supported by the trunnion assembly;
where the trunnion assembly includes an elevation mechanism configured to position the blade at various elevations relative to the table, a tilt mechanism configured to tilt the blade at various angles relative to the table, and an indexable position adjustment system, and a single shaft is configured to be moved by a user to change the elevation and tilt of the blade,
wherein the indexable position adjustment system includes a first locking member mounted on the trunnion assembly or the table and a second locking member mounted on the single shaft, one of the first and second locking members includes a plurality of discrete increment recesses,
wherein the second locking member moveably engages with the first locking member at one of the discrete increment recesses to lock the elevation and the tilt of the blade relative to the table at indexed locations and in discrete increments.
US Pat. No. 10,722,583

PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING MELOXICAM

AXSOME THERAPEUTICS, INC....

1. A method of treating migraine comprising: selecting a human migraine patient with a history of inadequate response to prior migraine treatments, and orally administering a dosage form to the human migraine patient, wherein the oral dosage form comprises a combination of: 1) a complex of meloxicam with a sulfobutyl ether ?-cyclodextrin (SBE?CD), 2) a bicarbonate, and 3) a rizatriptan, and wherein the human migraine patient experiences a reduction in phonophobia as a result of orally administering the dosage form to the migraine patient.
US Pat. No. 10,724,142

WATER ELECTROLYZERS EMPLOYING ANION EXCHANGE MEMBRANES

Dioxide Materials, Inc., ...

1. A water electrolyzer comprising:(a) an anode comprising a quantity of anode catalyst;
(b) a cathode comprising a quantity of cathode catalyst, said cathode having a cathode reactant introduced thereto via at least one cathode reactant flow channel;
(c) an anion exchange membrane interposed between said anode and said cathode; and
(d) a source of electrical energy that applies a voltage between the anode and cathode,
wherein said anion exchange membrane has an area specific resistance of about 0.045 ohm-cm2 in 1 M KOH at 60° C.

US Pat. No. 10,724,845

OPTICAL MODULE FOR OPTICAL HEIGHT MEASUREMENT

HITACHI-LG DATA STORAGE, ...

1. An optical module for optical height measurement that optically measures a surface height of a layer-structured specimen including a transparent or semi-transparent thin film, comprising:a laser light source configured to irradiate the layer-structured specimen with a light beam;
an irradiation optical system that includes an objective lens, the objective lens being disposed approximately perpendicular to the layer-structured specimen;
a detection optical system including an aperture element and a detector,
wherein the aperture element is disposed immediately after the objective lens with respect to a path of reflected light reflected by the layer-structured specimen,
wherein the aperture element includes a first aperture, through which the light beam incident on the layer-structured specimen passes through and a second aperture, having a smaller aperture size than the first aperture, through which the reflected light passes after passing through the objective lens,
wherein the second aperture is configured to restrict the reflected light and cause only a light in a high NA region to pass through, and
wherein the detector is configured to convert light entered into the detector into a light detection signal,
wherein the detector includes a multi-divided detector array, and
wherein the reflected light reflected by the layer-structured specimen includes a surface reflected light from the layer-structured specimen and a deep surface reflected light from a deep layer other than the surface reflected light,
wherein the surface reflected light and the deep surface reflected light are separated and detected on the detector.

US Pat. No. 10,724,522

SCREW COMPRESSOR, COMPRESSOR ELEMENT AND GEARBOX APPLIED THEREBY

ATLAS COPCO AIRPOWER, NAA...

1. A screw compressor comprising:a compressor unit comprising:
a compressor housing with a compressor mounting surface;
two helical rotors mounted on bearings by respective shafts;
an oil circuit with an oil input and an oil output located in the compressor mounting surface; and
a coolant circuit including a coolant jacket with a coolant input and a coolant output located in the compressor mounting surface;
a gearbox comprising:
a gearbox housing having an opening, wherein a gearbox mounting surface that mates with the compressor mounting surface is formed by a periphery of the opening, wherein said opening is configured to receive both ends of the shafts of the two helical rotors;
a gear that is coupled in a torque-transmitting way to a respective shaft of at least one of the two helical rotors,
wherein the gearbox housing has internally integrated channels comprising an oil supply channel, an oil removal channel, a coolant supply channel, and a coolant removal channel, and
wherein the oil supply channel directly connects to the oil input and is configured to supply oil to the compressor unit, the oil removal channel directly connects to the oil output and is configured to remove the oil from the compressor unit, the coolant supply channel directly connects to the coolant input and is configured to supply a coolant to the compressor unit, and the coolant removal channel directly connects to the coolant output and is configured to remove the coolant from the compressor unit.

US Pat. No. 10,724,278

SECONDARY RETENTION DEVICE FOR BI-PARTING DOORS

Westinghouse Air Brake Te...

1. A retention mechanism for a pair of bi-parting doors of a transit vehicle, the retention mechanism comprising:a first track configured to be connected to a first door of the pair of bi-parting doors, the first track having a first end and a second end, wherein the first track is movable with the first door between an open position and a closed position;
a second track configured to be connected to a second door of the pair of bi-parting doors, the second track having a first end and a second end, wherein the second track is movable with the second door between an open position and a closed position;
a first retention assembly configured to be connected to the transit vehicle and to retain the first track in the closed position;
a second retention assembly configured to be connected to the transit vehicle to retain the second track in the closed position;
a first engagement member connected to the second end of the second track, the first engagement member being configured to engage the first retention assembly to cause the first retention assembly to move to retain the first track in the closed position when the second track is in the closed position; and
a second engagement member connected to the second end of the first track, the second engagement member being configured to engage the second retention assembly to cause the second retention assembly to move to retain the second track in the closed position when the first track is in the closed position.

US Pat. No. 10,723,329

UNIVERSAL TRAILER MOUNTED PROPORTIONAL BRAKE CONTROLLER

HORIZON GLOBAL AMERICAS I...

1. A brake controller comprising:a power control unit capable of controlling brakes of a towed vehicle, wherein said power control unit comprises an acceletometer;
a wireless hand control unit remotely connected to said power control unit;
wherein said hand control unit is: i) powered by one of a towing vehicle's auxiliary power, a battery, and solar power; ii) capable of receiving information regarding status of said brakes from said power control unit; and iii) includes a display screen that displays said information from said power control unit; and
wherein said power control unit is powered by the towing vehicle via a rear receptacle on the towing vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,723,272

STEP RAIL SYSTEM FOR VEHICLE

JAC Products, Inc., Sali...

1. A step rail system supportable from a structure of a motor vehicle, the system comprising:an inner step rail element;
an outermost step rail element arranged nestably with the inner step rail element, the inner and outermost step rail elements being arranged at least partially within the same plane;
the outermost step rail element having at least one of a curved leading end portion or a curved trailing end portion; and
further including at least one step pad section that covers portions of both of the inner and outermost step rail elements.

US Pat. No. 10,722,735

INNER GANTRY

Mevion Medical Systems, I...

1. A system comprising:a patient support;
a particle accelerator comprising:
superconducting coils for generating a magnetic field within a gap between magnetic pole pieces, the magnetic field for maintaining focus of particles within the gap during acceleration to output a particle beam;
a reverse bobbin holding the superconducting coils, the reverse bobbin and the superconducting coils comprising parts of an assembly; and
a cooling system to cool the superconducting coils to a superconducting temperature, the cooling system comprising a supply of a cryogen to produce a cold end that is in contact with the assembly; and
a gantry on which the particle accelerator is mounted to enable the particle accelerator to move through a range of positions around a patient on the patient support;
wherein the particle beam has an energy level of at least 150 mega electron-volts (MeV).
US Pat. No. 10,724,058

PROCESS FOR THE BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTION OF METHACRYLIC ACID AND DERIVATIVES THEREOF

LUCITE INTERNATIONAL UK L...

1. A recombinant microorganism adapted to conduct the following steps:(a) biologically converting isobutyryl-CoA into methacrylyl-CoA by expression of an oxidase, wherein the oxidase is an acyl-CoA that is ACX4 from Arabidopsis thaliana; and
(b) biologically converting methacrylyl-CoA into methacrylic acid;wherein the recombinant microorganism is Escherichia coli.

US Pat. No. 10,724,271

INDEPENDENT RX SPRING CARTRIDGE FOR A MORTISE LOCK

Sargent Manufacturing Com...

1. A mortise lock comprising:a lock housing comprising lateral cover plates;
a lock having first and second spindle hubs rotatable by a handle to open and close a latchbolt, the spindle hubs being alternately lockable and unlockable to prevent and permit movement of the spindle hub and latchbolt;
a hub return spring supporting both spindle hubs simultaneously at or about an upper portion of each spindle hub; and
a spring cartridge including a housing secured within the lock housing and having a front surface and a rear surface, the spring cartridge comprising a spring retained by the spring cartridge housing and in contact with two independently moveable members extending beyond the spring cartridge housing front surface, one member in contact with the first spindle hub positioned on a cap side of the lock housing and the other member in contact with the second spindle hub positioned on a case side of the lock housing, the spring cartridge housing engaged with and transversely fixed between the lateral cover plates of the lock housing;
wherein upon rotation of a selected one of the first or second spindle hubs, a first portion of the spring is depressed by a corresponding one of the first or second members to permit the selected first or second spindle hub to rotate and the other of the first or second members is biased by a second portion of the spring away from the spring cartridge housing rear surface to prevent the other of the first or second spindle hubs from rotation.

US Pat. No. 10,723,490

SATELLITE DEORBITING SYSTEM

ARIANEGROUP SAS, Paris (...

1. A satellite stabilization and deorbiting device to stabilize and deorbit a satellite, comprising a pair of coplanar masts, each coplanar mast carrying at least one membrane to form an aerobraking sail, said coplanar masts are fixed to the satellite along non-parallel axes, said coplanar masts form a fixed angle, a first end of each coplanar mast is fixed to the satellite, and a second end of said each coplanar mast is provided with a mass, the fixed angle and each mass being configured to generate a gravity gradient resulting in a restoring torque for aligning a bisectrix of the fixed angle with a satellite velocity vector at any altitude.
US Pat. No. 10,724,092

METHODS FOR CHARACTERIZING ALTERNATIVELY OR ABERRANTLY SPLICED MRNA ISOFORMS

Erasmus University Medica...

1. A method for characterizing a spliced isoform of an mRNA, said mRNA comprising n exons, comprisingproviding a biological sample comprising said mRNA isoform,
performing flanking exon PCR on each internal exon corresponding to the mRNA to obtain one or more flanking exon amplification products,
wherein exon 2 to exon n?1 are internal exons,
whereby each flanking exon PCR is performed with a primer specific to cDNA located 3? in and/or to an internal exon and a primer that is specific to cDNA located 5? in and/or to said internal exon, and
whereby the entire region of the mRNA between the primers that flank an exon is included in the exon amplification product,
detecting the presence and length of the said flanking exon amplification products, and
determining the quantity of each protein encoding exon of said mRNA, wherein said alternatively or aberrantly spliced mRNA isoform is characterized based on the presence and/or size of said flanking exon amplification products and from the quantity of each protein encoding exon.
US Pat. No. 10,724,111

MOLECULAR DETECTION OF ENTEROVIRUS AND PARECHOVIRUS

Quest Diagnostics Investm...

1. A method for determining the presence or absence of an enterovirus and/or a parechovirus in a sample, the method comprising:(a) amplifying enteroviral nucleic acids, if present in the sample, with at least one first set of primers, wherein the first set of primers comprises: (i) a first primer comprising SEQ ID NO: 1, (ii) a second primer comprising SEQ ID NO:2, and (iii) a probe comprising SEQ ID NO:3; and/or
(b) amplifying parechoviral nucleic acids, if present in the sample, with at least one second set of primers, wherein the second set of primers comprises: (i) a first primer comprising SEQ ID NO:4, (ii) a second primer comprising SEQ ID NO: 5, and (iii) a probe comprising SEQ ID NO:6.

US Pat. No. 10,724,785

COVER FOR COOLING FINS OF A REFRIGERATOR AND REFRIGERATOR

Dometic Sweden AB, Solna...

1. A cover for cooling fins disposed in an interior space of a refrigerator for a vehicle, comprising:an inlet portion comprising at least one inlet within said interior space, wherein said inlet portion is adapted such that an air flow is allowed to enter through said at least one inlet;
an outlet portion comprising at least a first outlet, wherein said first outlet is arranged relative to said at least one inlet such that said air flow is able to exit through said first outlet;
said inlet portion and at least one inlet positioned in a first orientation and said outlet portion and said at least a first outlet positioned in a second orientation, substantially perpendicular to said first orientation, and said inlet portion connected to said outlet portion;
wherein said first outlet is configured such that said air flow exiting through said first outlet is directed to at least a first volume in said interior space of said refrigerator; and a second outlet, wherein said second outlet is arranged relative to said at least one inlet such that said air flow is able to exit through said second outlet;
wherein said second outlet is configured such that said air flow exiting through said first outlet is directed to a second volume in said interior space of said refrigerator.

US Pat. No. 10,724,814

HANDGUN SAFETY MECHANISM

Sig Sauer, Inc., Newingt...

1. A takedown lever assembly for a handgun, the handgun having a grip module, a frame disposed in the grip module, and a fire control group with a sear and a striker, the takedown lever assembly comprising:a takedown actuation lever operable between a firing position and a takedown position, the takedown actuation lever having a lever shaft constructed to extend laterally through the frame, wherein the lever shaft defines a recess with a catch surface;
a safety bar operatively coupled to the takedown actuation lever, the safety bar having a proximal end portion configured to directly contact the sear, and a distal end portion including a head portion configured to be received in the recess and engage the catch surface, wherein the safety bar is configured to be drawn distally along the frame in response to moving the takedown actuation lever from the firing position to the takedown position, thereby causing the sear to disengage from the striker.

US Pat. No. 10,724,062

BIOSYNTHETIC PRODUCTION OF STEVIOL GLYCOSIDES AND PROCESSES THEREFORE

Conagen Inc., Bedford, M...

1. A method of preparing a steviol glycoside composition, the method comprising:preparing a reaction mixture comprising:
(a) rebaudioside W having the structure:

 and
(b) a beta-glucosidase; and
incubating the reaction mixture for a sufficient time to produce a steviol glycoside composition comprising rebaudioside WB1, rebaudioside WB2, or a combination thereof, wherein rebaudioside WB1 has the structure:
and rebaudioside WB2 has the structure:
US Pat. No. 10,724,018

MODIFIED HELICASES

Oxford Nanopore Technolog...

1. A method of controlling the movement of a polynucleotide with respect to a transmembrane pore, comprisingcontacting the polynucleotide with a DNA-dependent ATPase (Dda) helicase modified to comprise a first cysteine residue and/or a first non-natural amino acid that has been introduced into (i) the tower domain, (ii) the pin domain, or (iii) the 1A (RecA-like motor) domain, wherein the first cysteine residue and/or the first non-natural amino acid is connected to a second cysteine residue and/or second non-natural amino acid that has been introduced into (i) the tower domain, (ii) the pin domain, or (iii) the 1A (RecA-like motor) domain and wherein the helicase retains its ability to control the movement of a polynucleotide with respect to the transmembrane pore, and thereby controlling the movement of the polynucleotide, in order to form a complex; and
contacting a transmembrane pore with the complex.

US Pat. No. 10,724,087

ENZYME METHOD

Oxford Nanopore Technolog...

1. A method of characterising a target polynucleotide, comprising:(a) contacting the target polynucleotide with a transmembrane pore, wherein a first helicase is bound to the target polynucleotide such that the first helicase controls the movement of the target polynucleotide through the pore;
(b) further contacting the target polynucleotide with a second helicase as the first helicase controls the movement of the target polynucleotide through the transmembrane pore, wherein the second helicase binds to an internal polynucleotide of the target polynucleotide at a location on the polynucleotide different than where the first helicase is bound without concurrent binding to a terminal nucleotide of the target polynucleotide, and wherein the second helicase controls movement of the target polynucleotide through the pore after the first helicase disengages from the target polynucleotide; and
(c) measuring one or more characteristics of the target polynucleotide during one or more interactions as the target polynucleotide moves through the transmembrane pore, wherein the one or more interactions are measured along a length of the target polynucleotide that comprises at least 500 nucleotides and exceeds processivity of the first helicase, thereby characterising the target polynucleotide.

US Pat. No. 10,723,277

VEHICLE ARTICLE CARRIER SYSTEM WITH END SUPPORT HAVING TUNABLE CLAMPING FORCE

JAC Products, Inc., Sali...

1. A vehicle article carrier system for supporting articles above an outer body surface of a vehicle, the system comprising:a pair of support rails capable of being fixedly secured generally parallel to one another on the outer body surface;
at least one cross, bar assembly releasably clampable to the support rails, the cross bar assembly including:
a cross bar element having opposing ends;
first and second end supports secured at the opposing ends, the end supports being able to engage with the support rails to secure the cross bar against movement on the support rails;
at least one of the end supports including:
a fixed jaw portion;
a movable jaw portion having a bore;
an actuating lever;
a pivot component pivotally coupled to the actuating lever and including a bore;
a barrel nut positioned in the bore of the movable jaw portion; and
a threaded member coupled to both the barrel nut and the pivot component for changing an effective distance between the bore of the movable jaw portion and the pivot component, to thus effectively change a clamping force able to be applied by the movable jaw portion relative to the fixed jaw portion when the actuating lever is moved from an open position to a closed position.

US Pat. No. 10,722,298

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ENDOMETRIAL ABLATION

Minerva Surgical, Inc., ...

9. A method of delivering energy into the wall of a uterine cavity having an internal os at a distal end of an endocervical canal, said method comprisingpositioning a seal assembly in the endocervical canal;
observing markings on an introducer shaft of a probe positioned through a central passage in the seal assembly shaft with reference to the internal os to insure that a distal end of the probe does not extend beyond a previous measurement of a length of the uterine cavity;
expanding a distal expandable-collapsible energy-delivery surface carried at the distal end of the probe so that the expanded surface contacts a wall of a uterine cavity; and
delivering energy through the energy-delivery surface into the wall of the uterine cavity.
US Pat. No. 10,722,579

STABLE AQUEOUS FORMULATIONS OF ADALIMUMAB

Coherus Biosciences, Inc....

1. A stable aqueous pharmaceutical composition comprising:a) about 30 mg/mL to about 50 mg/mL adalimumab;
b) a buffer, wherein the buffer is present in the composition at a concentration of less than 50 mM;
c) an amino acid, wherein the amino acid is present in the composition at a concentration of up to about 300 mM; and
d) about 0.01 wt % to about 0.2 wt % of a surfactant;
wherein the composition is free of i) mannitol, ii) citrate and phosphate buffers, and iii) sodium chloride, and wherein the composition has a pH of about 5 to about 6, and is stable at 40° C. for one week or at 25° C. for two weeks.

US Pat. No. 10,723,483

ELEVATOR OR TUBE LIFT FOR DRONE TAKEOFF AND CONTROL THEREOF VIA AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS

ETAK Systems, LLC, Hunte...

1. A method of using a lift tube with an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) air traffic control system, the method comprising:staging one or more UAVs and associated cargo for takeoff;
moving the staged one or more UAVs to a lift tube; and
controlling the lift tube by the UAV air traffic control system to provide the one or more UAVs for takeoff, wherein the lift tube is a vertical structure disposed in a facility to raise the one or more UAVs from an interior position in the facility for takeoff outside of the facility, wherein the lift tube comprises one of:
a tube, a lift disposed in the tube, and a plurality of supports disposed to the lift in the tube and vertically spaced along the lift, each support of the plurality of supports comprising a structure configured to support a UAV with associated cargo separately from other supports of the plurality of supports, wherein controlling the lift tube by the UAV air traffic control system to provide the one or more UAVs for takeoff includes the lift raising multiple UAVs with the plurality of supports along the tube; and
a pneumatic tube with compressed air therein causing a vacuum extending upwards in the vertical structure configured to lift a capsule that is sized to hold the one or more UAVs, wherein controlling the lift tube by the UAV air traffic control system to provide the one or more UAVs for takeoff includes pneumatically lifting the capsule in the pneumatic tube.

US Pat. No. 10,722,163

METHODS, DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND KITS FOR AUTOMATED BLOOD COLLECTION BY FINGERSTICK

Labrador Diagnostics LLC,...

1. A system for use in collecting a blood sample from a wound or incision on a subject using a blood sampling device, the system comprising:a cuff configured to at least partially encircle a digit on the subject;
a pressure source configured to inflate said cuff effective to apply pressure to a digit disposed at least partially within the cuff, said pressure source comprising a housing having at least one button to toggle between starting pressurization and stopping pressurization, at least one visual indicator showing system status, and a flexible tubing coupling the cuff to the pressure source;
a pressure-interruption switch for temporarily interrupting inflation of the cuff;
an audio signal source;
a control unit; and
a timing mechanism configured to provide a timing mechanism signal at the beginning of a period of time and a timing mechanism signal at the end of said period of time, where the period of time is a desired period of time for collecting said blood sample from said digit, wherein said system is configured to end the inflation of said cuff at the end of the period of time;
wherein said pressure-interruption switch interrupts said inflation without impacting a program timer of the timing mechanism;
wherein said audio signal source provides a lancing audio cue in coordination with the timing mechanism for an operator to begin lancing, and an end-of-sample collection audio cue;
wherein the pressure source and the button are controlled by the control unit to provide a series of inflations and deflations at a desired frequency between the beginning of the period of time and the end of the period of time.

US Pat. No. 10,722,682

CATHETER AND BALLOON CATHETER

ASAHI INTECC CO., LTD., ...

1. A catheter comprising:a tubular inner layer;
a reinforcement layer present at least partially inside the inner layer or on an outer periphery of the inner layer, the reinforcement layer having a wire wound so that a gap is present between adjacent portions of the wire; and
an outer layer covering the inner layer and the reinforcement layer,
wherein:
the inner layer has an uneven outer peripheral surface on which a protruded portion is formed in a location of the wire, and in which a depressed portion is formed in a location of the gap,
the outer layer has a protrusion part that extends into the depressed portion of the inner layer, the protrusion part extending beyond the reinforcement layer through the gap in a radial direction of the catheter and having a lower base that extends in an axial direction of the catheter, and
an axial length L2 of the lower base of the protrusion part near the depressed portion of the inner layer is longer than an axial length L1 of an upper base of the protrusion part near the center of the wire.

US Pat. No. 10,722,994

METHOD FOR THE AUTOMATIC DETERMINATION OF THE GEOMETRICAL DIMENSIONS OF A TOOL IN A GEAR CUTTING MACHINE

LIEBHERR-VERZAHNTECHNIK G...

1. A method for automatic determination of geometrical dimensions of a tool having a machining region in worm thread form in a gear cutting machine, comprising:automatically detecting and/or determining at least one parameter of the tool which the gear cutting machine requires for a subsequent workpiece machining, via at least one sensor,
wherein a pitch, a module, a diameter, a worm width, a worm thread lead, and/or a V position of the tool, including of a grinding worm is/are determined automatically via a calculators processing of the detected and/or determined parameters.

US Pat. No. 10,724,723

SENSOR ARRANGEMENTS

GOOEE Limited, London (G...

1. A luminaire component for use in a luminaire, said component comprising:(i) an LED module on a first printed circuit board (PCB), the first PCB having a front face on which the LED module is located;
(ii) a second PCB mounted forward of the front face of the first PCB and incorporating one or more data communication devices;
(iii) connection means adapted to connect the second PCB to the first PCB; and
(iv) a sensor arrangement incorporating one or more sensors;
further comprising a transmitter suitable for transmitting data obtained by the sensor arrangement.

US Pat. No. 10,722,146

PATIENT MOVEMENT AND INCONTINENCE NOTIFICATION SYSTEM

Parasol Medical LLC, Buf...

1. A patient movement notification system, comprising:a sensor pad comprising a pressure sensor for sensing pressure applied by a patient, and a transmitter circuit for transmitting a pressure signal; and
a monitor having a receiver for receiving the pressure signal from the sensor pad, and a controller coupled to the receiver, the controller determining whether the pressure signal indicates that the patient is no longer applying pressure to the sensor pad and generating a notification of patient movement in response to the pressure signal if the pressure signal indicates that the patient is no longer applying pressure to the sensor pad; and
at least one light for illuminating an area of the floor near the patient,
wherein the controller controls the at least one light to selectively illuminate the area of the floor near the patient, wherein the monitor further comprises a housing in which the controller and the receiver are disposed, the housing including a mount for mounting the housing to a wall, and wherein the at least one light is disposed in the housing so as to project light from the housing to selectively illuminate the area of the floor near the patient, and wherein the monitor further includes a plurality of indicator lights for indicating a status of the sensor pad, the at least one light being separate from the plurality of indicator lights, and
wherein the controller activates the at least one light in response to a determination that the pressure signal indicates that the patient is no longer applying pressure to the sensor pad.

US Pat. No. 10,724,993

EDDY CURRENT SYSTEM FOR WORKPIECE INSPECTION

MECTRON ENGINEERING COMPA...

1. A workpiece handling system for inspection of a workpiece of a type having an elongated cylindrical segment with an enlarged feature, comprising;a pair of rollers inclined with respect to horizontal, each of the rollers having a cylindrical outer surface, the pair of rollers oriented with parallel longitudinal axes and rotatable, each of the rollers having an upwardly presented end surface,
a drive arrangement for rotating the pair of rollers in a rotational direction,
a slide mechanism enabling the rollers to be set at a first separation gap to a second separation gap larger than the first separation gap,
the pair of rollers supporting the workpiece when set at the first separation gap such that the cylindrical segment is in contact with the roller cylindrical surfaces of both of the rollers and the roller end surfaces support the enlarged feature of the workpiece, whereby rotation of the rollers while the rollers are set at the first separation gap causes the workpiece to rotate,
a sensor probe positioned in close proximity to the workpiece enlarged feature as the workpiece is rotated by the rollers, and
a workpiece receiving system for handling the workpiece when the rollers are set to the second separation gap by the slide mechanism, allowing the workpiece to fall under gravity between the rollers onto the workpiece receiving system.

US Pat. No. 10,724,728

LED LUMINAIRE HAVING ENHANCED THERMAL MANAGEMENT

Ideal Industries Lighting...

1. A driver assembly comprising:a driver heat sink comprising an end face; and
an endplate coupled to the end face of the driver heat sink, the endplate including one or more radial structures for supporting a light emitting diode (LED) assembly when the LED assembly is arranged with the driver assembly in a vertical integration, the one or more radial structures being coupled to an LED assembly heat sink,
wherein the LED assembly heatsink is radially spaced from the driver heat sink and is convectively cooled independently from the driver heat sink.

US Pat. No. 10,724,488

ANTI-REJECTION DEVICE FOR AN INJECTION VALVE

VITESCO TECHNOLOGIES GMBH...

1. An anti-reflection device for preventing the reflection of pressure waves inside an injection valve, the anti-reflection device comprising:an essentially cylindrical base body with a first base side, a second base side, and an outer surface;
a longitudinal axis L intended to be orientated parallel to a propagation direction of a pressure wave, the longitudinal axis penetrating the first base side and the second base side;
a first section adjacent to the first base side having a cavity shaped as a hollow cone, a longitudinal axis of the cone orientated parallel to the longitudinal axis L of the device, and a base area of the cone coplanar with the first base side of the cylindrical base body; and
a second section adjacent to the second base side comprising a through-hole, in fluid communication with the cone, hydraulically linking the second base side with the first base side;
wherein the through hole makes an angle ? with the longitudinal axis L, wherein ?40°???60°.

US Pat. No. 10,723,733

HEPATITIS B ANTIVIRAL AGENTS

Enanta Pharmaceuticals, I...

1. A compound represented by Formula (IIIa-8), or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,
wherein R5 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, optionally substituted —C1-C8 alkyl, optionally substituted —C2-C8 alkenyl, optionally substituted —C2-C8 alkynyl, optionally substituted —C3-C8 cycloalkyl, optionally substituted 3- to 8-membered heterocyclic, optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted heteroaryl, —C(O)R11, —C(O)OR11, —C(O)NR11R12, —S(O)2R11, —S(O)2NR11R12, and —C(O)NR12S(O)2R12;
R11 and R12 are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, optionally substituted —C1-C8 alkyl, optionally substituted —C2-C8 alkenyl, optionally substituted —C2-C8 alkynyl, optionally substituted —C3-C8 cycloalkyl, optionally substituted 3- to 8-membered heterocyclic, optionally substituted aryl and optionally substituted heteroaryl; and
R20 is difluoromethyl, cyclopropyl, isopropyl, trifluoromethyl or 2,2,2-trifluoroethyl.

US Pat. No. 10,722,124

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PHYSIOLOGICAL MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL ACTIVITY MONITORING

United Arab Emirates Univ...

1. A method of using piezoelectric material to monitor a physiological activity of a subject and generate a physiological electrical signal corresponding to a physiological parameter the method comprising:coupling the piezoelectric material to a body part of the subject;
obtaining a first piezoelectric electrical signal from the piezoelectric material, the first piezoelectric electrical signal is based on mechanical movement of the body part, the mechanical movement related to the physiological activity of the subject;
mapping a segment of the first piezoelectric electrical signal to a conventional electrical signal obtained using conventional techniques for the physiological parameter of the subject, the conventional electrical signal is obtained only once and is obtained simultaneously while obtaining the segment of the first piezoelectric electrical signal, the segment of the first piezoelectric electrical signal and the conventional electrical signal are obtained for at least one full cycle of activity for the physiological parameter, the mapping is performed using signal processing techniques; the signal processing techniques comprise generating a transfer function representative of the physiological parameter; and
generating solely from a subsequent segment of the first piezoelectric electrical signal a first physiological electrical signal corresponding to the physiological parameter based on the transfer function.

US Pat. No. 10,722,003

TOUCH FASTENER

Velcro BVBA, Deinze (BE)...

1. A touch fastener product comprisinga base having a side surface comprising resin; and
a multiplicity of fastening elements extending from the side surface of the base, the fastening elements each having a non-tapered stem of resin extending from the side surface of the base to a head that overhangs sides of the non-tapered stem for retaining fibers of a mating fastener product;
wherein the non-tapered stems extend at different angles from the base; and
wherein bases of the non-tapered stems are secured to the side surface of the base at weld points in which resin of the non-tapered stems is solidified in a weld with resin of the base side surface.
US Pat. No. 10,721,934

ENHANCED PRESERVATIVE

Arch Chemicals, Inc., At...

1. A composition for preserving a product having biocidal properties comprising:a first biocide comprising an isothiazolin-3-one present in the product in an amount of 15 ppm to 25 ppm;
second biocide comprising zinc pyrithione present in the product in an amount of 50 ppm to 180 ppm; and
a biocide enhancing agent comprising cocodimethylamine oxide, N, N-dimethyloctyl amine-n-oxide, or mixtures thereof, present in the product in an amount of 410 ppm to 1200 ppm, wherein the first biocide and the biocide enhancing agent are present in the composition at weight ratio of from about 1:600 to about 2:1.

US Pat. No. 10,724,917

PRESSURE DETECTION DEVICE, INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE EQUIPPED WITH THE SAME, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

CITIZEN FINEDEVICE CO., L...

1. A pressure detection device comprising:a cylindrical body made of a conductor;
a pressure receiver made of a conductor, the pressure receiver being mounted to one end side of the body, the pressure receiver including a cylindrical portion contacting with the one end side of the body and a closing portion and receiving pressure from the outside;
a signal generator arranged inside the body, the signal generator being electrically connected to the pressure receiver and generating a signal corresponding to the pressure received by the pressure receiver; and
a cover made of an insulator layer with a lower thermal conductivity than thermal conductivities of the body and the pressure receiver, the cover continuously being arranged on an entire outer surface of the cylindrical portion, and a portion of an outer surface of the body, the portion being located at a side closer to the pressure receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,724,863

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CALIBRATION OF A THREE-AXIS MAGNETOMETER

Topcon Positioning System...

1. A method comprising:receiving, from a 3-axis accelerometer associated with a device, acceleration measurements represented as three orthogonal axis projections of a specific acceleration vector associated with the device;
receiving, from a 3-axis gyro associated with the device, angular velocity measurements represented as three orthogonal axis projections of an angular rate vector associated with the device;
receiving, from a 3-axis magnetometer associated with the device, magnetic field measurements represented as three orthogonal axis projections of a magnetic field vector associated with the device;
calibrating the 3-axis magnetometer as a function of a field calibration having one or more calibration stages selected from a first calibration stage for determining zero offsets for the 3-axis accelerometer and the 3-axis gyro, a second calibration stage for determining numerical parameters for a 3-axis magnetometer errors model, and a third calibration stage for performing a correction of the numerical parameters for the 3-axis magnetometer errors model;
establishing an orientation of sensitivity axes for each of the accelerometer, the gyro, and the magnetometer relative to a coordinate system associated with the device; and
receiving, during the field calibration, a plurality of numerical parameters of an errors model for each of the 3-axis accelerometer, the 3-axis gyro, and the 3-axis magnetometer,
wherein the determining zero offsets for the 3-axis accelerometer and the 3-axis gyro of the first calibration stage comprises:
aligning a third orthogonal base frame axis of the device along a local vertical line, the device being associated with a fixed base;
averaging a first plurality of vector measurements from the gyro for a first time period;
averaging a second plurality of vector measurements from the accelerometer for the first time period;
determining a first zero offset vector for the gyro using the averaged first plurality of vector measurements;
calculating an absolute value of a local free fall acceleration using at least an Earth's gravitational model and specified geographic coordinates;
correcting, using the absolute value of the local free fall acceleration, particular ones of the averaged values from the second plurality of vector measurements from the accelerometer associated with the third orthogonal accelerometer axis of the 3-axis accelerometer; and
determining a second zero offset vector for the accelerometer using particular ones of the averaged values from the first and the second orthogonal axes of the 3-axis accelerometer, and the corrected particular ones of the averaged values from the second plurality of vector measurements associated with the third orthogonal accelerometer axis.

US Pat. No. 10,723,852

HEAT SHRINKABLE FILM COMPOSITION COMPRISING POLYETHYLENETEREPHTALATE RESIN AND POLYESTER BASED COPOLYMER, AND HEAT SHRINKABLE FILM

SK Chemicals Co., Ltd., ...

1. A method for preparing a heat shrinkable film comprising: injecting and extruding a composition comprising:a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin having an inherent viscosity of 0.50 to 1.2 dl/g; and
a polyester based copolymer including a dicarboxylic acid-derived residue including a residue derived from an aromatic dicarboxylic acid; and
a diol-derived residue including a residue derived from 4-(hydroxymethyl)cyclohexylmethyl 4?-(hydroxymethyl)cyclohexane carboxylate represented by the following Chemical Formula 1, a residue derived from 4,4-(oxybis(methylene)bis) cyclohexane methanol represented by the following Chemical Formula 2, and a residue derived from 1,4-cyclohexane dimethanol, to draw the extruded product,
wherein the polyester based copolymer is prepared by reacting the dicarboxylic acid-derived residue and the diol-derived residue to perform an esterification reaction and a polycondensation reaction,
wherein a total content of 4-(hydroxymethyl)cyclohexylmethyl 4?-(hydroxymethyl)cyclohexane carboxylate and the residue derived from 4,4-(oxybis(methylene)bis) cyclohexane methanol is 2 to 17 mol % of the entire diol,
wherein the 4-(hydroxymethyl)cyclohexylmethyl 4? (hydroxymethyl)cyclohexane carboxylate, the 4,4-(oxybis(methylene)bis) cyclohexane methanol, and the 1,4-cyclohexane dimethanol are present in an amount of 20 to 30 mol % relative to 100 mol % of the dicarboxylic acid, and
wherein a temperature of a feeder of an extruder is lower than a temperature of a die, wherein the temperature of the die is between 270 and 275° C.

US Pat. No. 10,723,299

VEHICLE BODY COMPONENTS COMPRISING RETROREFLECTORS AND THEIR METHODS OF MANUFACTURE

SRG Global Inc., Troy, M...

1. A body component of a vehicle, the body component comprising:a rigid substrate formed of a dielectric and defining inner and outer surfaces;
a radar-transparent layer arranged above the outer surface of the rigid substrate; and
an antenna array retroreflector comprising a plurality of distinct and discontinuous conductive elements spatially separated from each other and arranged between the radar-transparent layer and the outer surface of the rigid substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,724,985

BIOSENSOR FOR DETERMINING A CONCENTRATION OF A BIOSENSOR USING AN UNDERFILL PROCEDURE

Ascensia Diabetes Care Ho...

1. A method for detecting an underfill condition in a biosensor, comprising:providing a biosensor system in form of an analytical instrument including
a sensor strip having a sample interface on a base, the base forming a reservoir and a channel with an opening, the base further having a surface on which at least one working electrode and at least one counter electrode are disposed, the sample interface having conductors connected to the working electrode and the counter electrode, a biological fluid sample received in the opening flowing through the channel to fill at least in part the reservoir, and
a measuring device in electrical or optical communication with the reservoir, the measurement device having electrical circuitry including a processor and a non-transitory computer readable storage medium, the electrical circuitry being communicatively coupled to a signal generator and a sensor interface, the processor having instructions and a data stored in the non-transitory computer readable storage medium;
applying, via the processor, a pulse sequence to the biosensor system, the pulse sequence comprising
applying a plurality of pulses including a first pulse and a second pulse,
measuring, for each pulse of the plurality of pulses, a series of sensor currents in response to the respective pulse, a first series of sensor currents being measured in response to the first pulse, a second series of sensor currents being measured in response to the second pulse;
adjusting, via the processor, a slope value and an intercept value of a calibration for the biosensor system for a temperature effect
calculating, via the processor, a glucose concentration of the biological fluid sample using the adjusted calibration; and
checking, via the processor, for underfill of the sample in the biosensor system, the checking including
setting an error mode to “underfill” if a last measured current in the second series is less than a current threshold for underfill, or
setting an error mode to “underfill” if the difference of a last measured current in the first series and a first measured current in the second series is greater than a current delta threshold for underfill.

US Pat. No. 10,724,477

TERTIARY LOCK SYSTEM FOR A THRUST REVERSER

GOODRICH ACTUATION SYSTEM...

1. A tertiary lock system for an aircraft thrust reverser, comprising:a non-rotating lock member translatable between a locked position, in which the lock member prevents deployment of the thrust reverser by blocking the path of a movable component, and an unlocked position, in which the lock member permits deployment of the thrust reverser by moving out of the path of the movable component;
a screw shaft and a nut, wherein rotational movement of one of the screw shaft and the nut causes the other of the screw shaft and the nut to translate along the longitudinal axis of the screw shaft and, in turn, the lock member to move between its locked position and its unlocked position; and
an electric motor configured to rotate the one of the screw shaft and the nut to cause the lock member to move between its locked position and its unlocked position.

US Pat. No. 10,723,609

PORTABLE BOTTLE FILLING STATION

Designetics, Inc., Holla...

1. A method for filling containers of different sizes with a non-viscous fluid at discrete fixed stations, each container being located at a fixed station and filled independently of each other containers located at other fixed stations, said method comprising:placing multiple containers of different sizes at multiple discrete fixed stations, each container being at a different fixed station,
flowing a non-viscous fluid into each container to a desired level with a peristaltic pump,
separately sensing the level in each container with a level sensor and stopping the fluid flow at the desired level in each different size container at its fixed location,
and reversing the fluid flow with said peristaltic pump to prevent fluid dripping when a filled container is removed.

US Pat. No. 10,723,063

APPARATUS FOR MANUFACTURING MOLDED BODY ASSEMBLY

TOSHIBA KIKAI KABUSHIKI K...

1. An apparatus for manufacturing a molded body assembly, comprising:a to-be-molded body holder configured to hold a to-be-molded body placed thereon;
a raw material roll placement portion in which a mold raw material roll is placed;
a mold holder configured to hold a leading edge portion of an uncut mold extending from the mold raw material roll, and to move relative to the to-be-molded body holder;
a transfer unit configured to transfer a fine transfer pattern of the uncut mold to the to-be-molded body placed on and held by the to-be-molded body holder;
a cutting unit configured to cut the uncut mold at a predetermined position in a longitudinal direction thereof; and
a controller configured to control the to-be-molded body holder, the mold holder, the transfer unit, and the cutting unit to:
in a state in which the to-be-molded body is placed on and held by the to-be-molded body holder, in which the mold raw material roll is placed in the raw material roll placement portion, and in which the mold holder holds the leading edge portion of the uncut mold,
move the mold holder so that the fine transfer pattern of the uncut mold faces the to-be-molded body placed on and held by the to-be-molded body holder and pull out the uncut mold from the mold raw material roll placed in the raw material roll placement portion,
cause the transfer unit to transfer the fine transfer pattern of the uncut mold to the to-be-molded body placed on and held by the to-be-molded body holder thereby forming a molded body from the to-be-molded body,
cause the to-be-molded body holder to release the to-be-molded body,
move the mold holder until the to-be-molded body caused to adhere to the uncut mold by the transferring is separated from the to-be-molded body holder in the longitudinal direction of the uncut mold and further pull out the uncut mold together with the to-be-molded body adhering thereto from the mold raw material roll placed in the raw material roll placement portion, and
cause the cutting unit to cut the uncut mold at a predetermined position spaced away from the to-be-molded body adhering thereto in a direction of the mold raw material roll placed in the raw material roll placement portion thereby manufacturing a mold body assembly,
the mold body assembly comprising:
the molded body; and
a mold formed in a shape of a sheet, the mold comprising the fine transfer pattern formed on one surface of the mold facing in a thickness direction of the mold, the mold having a predetermined length by cutting from the uncut mold at the predetermined position, wherein
the mold is adhering to the molded body after the transferring,
the adhering of the mold to the molded body is maintained, to protect a fine transferred pattern formed in the molded material,
the mold is removable from the molded body when the molded body is used as a product or a half-finished product.
US Pat. No. 10,722,607

PERFUME COMPOSITIONS

GIVAUDAN S.A., Vernier (...

1. A perfume composition which comprises in total, between 10% wt.-30% wt. of perfume ingredients selected from Group A and Group B, wherein:two groups:
Group A consists of:
3-(1,3-benzodioxol-5-yl)-2-methylpropanal;
3-methyl-5-phenylpentan-1-ol;
5-heptyldihydrofuran-2(3H)-one;
phenylmethyl acetate;
2-(4-methylcyclohex-3-en-1-yl)propan-2-ol;
(3E)-4-(2,6,6-trimethylcyclohex-2-en-1-yl) but-3-en-2-one;
4-hydroxy-3-(methyloxy) benzaldehyde;
7,9-dimethylspiro[5.5]undecan-3-one;
3,7-dimethyloctan-1-ol;
1,3-benzodioxole-5-carbaldehyde;
or mixtures thereof;
and,
Group B consists of:
2-phenylethanol;
3,7-dimethyloctan-3-ol (tetrahydro linalol);
4-(methyloxy)benzaldehyde;
or mixtures thereof;
with the provisos that:
(a) over 5% wt. but less than 15% wt. of the perfume composition must comprise Group A perfume ingredients, and
(b) in compositions comprising less than 10% wt. of Group A perfume ingredients, the aggregate percentage of Group B perfume ingredients present must be at least equal to the expression 2*(10?A % wt.) where A % wt. is the total percentage of Group A perfume ingredients in the composition.

US Pat. No. 10,724,984

SP3 SUBSTITUTED CARBON ELECTRODE TOC ANALYSIS USING METALLIC CATALYST

HACH COMPANY, Loveland, ...

1. A method, comprising:introducing, in a reaction chamber of a total organic carbon analyzer, a fluid sample comprising organic carbon, wherein the reaction chamber includes an electrochemical cell that comprises a thick-film SP3 substituted solid carbon electrode doped with a conductivity elevating composition, wherein the electrochemical cell is composed of a single compartment that does not include a cell-separating membrane;
introducing, into the reaction chamber, air, wherein the air is obtained from a gas flow control unit;
applying, using a generator, a positive potential to the thick-film SP3 substituted carbon electrode, the positive potential being sufficient to oxidize organics in the fluid sample to produce carbonate and partially oxidized organics, wherein the partially oxidized organics include oxalate;
introducing, in the reaction chamber, at least one acid reagent comprising a metallic catalyst prior to or substantially simultaneously during the application of the positive potential to the thick-film SP3 substituted carbon electrode that converts, in a solid surface reaction, the carbonate and the partially oxidized species to carbon dioxide; and
detecting, using a gas-phase carbon dioxide detector, the carbon dioxide produced by the oxidation;
wherein the thick-film SP3 substituted carbon electrode is substrate-less and free-standing.

US Pat. No. 10,724,843

WATER REJECTION ON CAPACITIVE DOOR HANDLE

ALPS ALPINE CO., LTD., T...

1. A system for providing a door handle proximity sensor that includes water protection, said system comprised of:a door handle proximity sensor comprised of:
a proximity sensor substrate having a first side and a second side;
a bottom electrode, a middle electrode and a top electrode disposed on the first side of the substrate wherein the bottom, middle and top electrodes are parallel and coplanar on the substrate;
a shield electrode disposed on the second side of the substrate;
a proximity controller for generating drive signals and for receiving signals from electrodes that function as sense electrodes; and
a door handle that functions as a housing for the door handle proximity sensor, wherein the first side of the proximity sensor substrate is facing a vehicle door, and the second side of the proximity sensor substrate is arranged to face in a direction opposite to the vehicle door relative to the proximity sensor substrate,wherein the system has a plurality of modes of operations including a mode of operation to:send the drive signal to he shield electrode:
detect the drive signal at the middle electrode; and
create an effect of floating at the top and bottom electrodes.

US Pat. No. 10,724,444

AIR TURBINE STARTER

Unison Industries, LLC, ...

1. An air turbine starter for starting an engine, comprising:at least one turbine member that is rotatable about a rotational axis;
a housing including a peripheral wall, defining an interior and an exterior of the housing;
the housing having a portion thereof radially surrounding the at least one turbine member and defining a pathway along which a flow of gas passes there through to interact with the at least one turbine member, wherein the housing further includes an inlet and a set of outlets formed in the peripheral wall, and the at least one turbine member is located there between;
a containment screen located within the interior downstream of the at least one turbine member, the containment screen located axially between the at least one turbine member and the set of outlets; and
a conically-shaped retention device axially aligned with the set of outlets and axially retaining the containment screen within the interior of the housing;
wherein the arrangement of the containment screen between the turbine member and the peripheral wall forms a tortuous path between the turbine member and an exterior of the peripheral wall retarding the ejection of fragments carried by the flow of gas.

US Pat. No. 10,723,644

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING CHLORINATED NITROGEN-CONTAINING DISINFECTION BY-PRODUCT IN WATER

TONGJI UNIVERSITY, Shang...

1. A method for controlling chlorinated nitrogen-containing disinfection by-products in water, comprising the following steps of:controlling pH value of a water sample;
irradiating the water sample with ultraviolet light, and simultaneously adding persulfate or hydrogen persulfate into the water sample;
conducting chlorination disinfection of the irradiated water sample; and
performing aeration treatment to obtain a water sample from which the chlorinated nitrogen-containing disinfection by-products are removed.

US Pat. No. 10,723,704

PYRAZOLONE DERIVATIVES AS NITROXYL DONORS

Cardioxyl Pharmaceuticals...

1. A compound of formula (Ie)
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein:
R1 is H, (C1-C6)alkyl, (5- or 6-membered)heteroaryl or phenyl, wherein said alkyl, heteroaryl, and phenyl are unsubstituted or substituted with 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 substituent(s) independently selected from halo, (C1-C6)alkyl, (C1-C4)haloalkyl, (C1-C4)perhaloalkyl, (C1-C6)alkoxy, (C1-C4)haloalkoxy, (C1-C4)perhaloalkoxy, —C(?O)OH, —C(?O)O(C1-C6)alkyl, —C(?O)O(5-methyl-2-oxo-2H-1,3-dioxol-4-ylmethyl), —C(?O)NR4R5, —C(?O)-(5-, 6-, or 7-membered)heterocycloalkyl, (5-, 6-, or 7-membered)heterocycloalkyl, (C1-C6)alkylsulfanyl, (C1-C4)haloalkylsulfanyl, (C1-C4)perhaloalkylsulfanyl, (C1-C6)alkylsulfinyl, (C1-C6)alkylsulfonyl, (C3-C6)cycloalkylsulfonyl, (C1-C4)haloalkylsulfinyl, (C1-C4)haloalkylsulfonyl, (C1-C4)perhaloalkylsulfinyl, (C1-C4)perhaloalkylsulfonyl, —S(O)2—NH2, —S(O)2—NR6R7, —S(O)2-phenyl, —S(O)2-(5-, 6-, or 7-membered)heterocycloalkyl, —S(?O)(?NR8)(C1-C6)alkyl, —NR4R5, N—(C1-C6)alkylaminosulfonyl, and N,N-di(C1-C6)alkylaminosulfonyl;
X is CH2, O, NH, N(C1-C6)alkyl, N(C?O)(C1-C6)alkyl, N(CO)phenyl, S, SO, or SO2, wherein said phenyl is unsubstituted to substituted with 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 substituent(s) independently selected from halo, (C1-C6)alkyl, (C1-C4)haloalkyl, (C1-C4)perhaloalkyl, (C1-C6)alkoxy, (C1-C4)haloalkoxy, (C1-C4)perhaloalkoxy, —C(?O)OH, —C(?O)O(C1-C6)alkyl, —C(?O)NR4R5, —C(?O)-(5-, 6-, or 7-membered)heterocycloalkyl, (5-, 6-, or 7-membered)heterocycloalkyl, (C1-C6)alkylsulfanyl, (C1-C4)haloalkylsulfanyl, (C1-C4)perhaloalkylsulfanyl, (C1-C6)alkylsulfinyl, (C1-C6)alkylsulfonyl, (C3-C6)cycloalkylsulfonyl, (C1-C4)haloalkylsulfinyl, (C1-C4)haloalkylsulfonyl, (C1-C4)perhaloalkylsulfinyl, (C1-C4)perhaloalkylsulfonyl, —S(O)2—NH2, —S(O)2—NR6R7, —S(O)2-phenyl, —S(O)2-(5-, 6-, or 7-membered)heterocycloalkyl, —S(?O)(?NR8)(C1-C6)alkyl, —NR4R5, N—(C1-C6)alkylaminosulfonyl, and N,N-di(C1-C6)alkylaminosulfonyl;
m is 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5;
n is 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5;
R11 is H, (C1-C6)alkyl or phenyl, wherein said alkyl and said phenyl are unsubstituted or substituted with 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 substituent(s) independently selected from halo, (C1-C6)alkyl, (C1-C4)haloalkyl, (C1-C4)perhaloalkyl, (C1-C6)alkoxy, (C1-C4)haloalkoxy, (C1-C4)perhaloalkoxy, —C(?O)OH, —C(?O)O(C1-C6)alkyl, —C(?O)NR4R5, —C(?O)-(5-, 6-, or 7-membered)heterocycloalkyl, (5-, 6-, or 7-membered)heterocycloalkyl, (C1-C6)alkylsulfanyl, (C1-C4)haloalkylsulfanyl, (C1-C4)perhaloalkylsulfanyl, (C1-C6)alkylsulfinyl, (C1-C6)alkylsulfonyl, (C3-C6)cycloalkylsulfonyl, (C1-C4)haloalkylsulfinyl, (C1-C4)haloalkylsulfonyl, (C1-C4)perhaloalkylsulfinyl, (C1-C4)perhaloalkylsulfonyl, —S(O)2—NH2, —S(O)2—NR6R7, —S(O)2-phenyl, —S(O)2-(5-, 6-, or 7-membered)heterocycloalkyl, —S(?O)(=NR8)(C1-C6)alkyl, —NR4R5, N—(C1-C6)alkylaminosulfonyl, and N,N-di(C1-C6)alkylaminosulfonyl;
R4, R5, R6 and R7 are each independently H or (C1-C6)alkyl; R8 is H, —(C?O)(C1-C6)alkyl or —(C?O)(C1-C4)perhaloalkyl; and
R is hydrogen, —COH, —CO—(C1-C6)alkyl, —CO—(C2-C4)alkenyl, —CO-phenyl, —CO-benzyl, —CO— cyclopentyl, —CO-cyclohexyl, —CO-(5-, 6-, or 7-membered)heterocycloalkyl, —CO-benzyloxy, —CO—O—(C1-C6)alkyl, —CO—NH2, —CO—NH—(C1-C4)alkyl, or —CO—N((C1-C4)alkyl)2, wherein said —(C1-C6)alkyl, —(C2-C4)alkenyl, phenyl, benzyl, cyclopentyl, cyclohexyl, -(5-, 6-, or 7-membered)heterocycloalkyl, benzyloxy, —O—(C1-C6)alkyl, —NH—(C1-C4)alkyl, or —N((C1-C4)alkyl)2 can be unsubstituted or substituted with 1, 2 or 3 substituents selected from the group consisting of halo, —(C1-C6)alkyl, —(C2-C4)alkenyl, —(C2-C3)alkynyl, -(5- or 6-membered)heteroaryl, —O—(C1-C6)alkyl, —S—(C1-C6)alkyl, —C(halo)3, —CH(halo)2, —CH2(halo), —CN, —NO2, —NH2, —NH—(C1-C4)alkyl, —N(—(C1-C4)alkyl)2, —C(O)(C1-C4)alkyl, —C(O)O(C1-C4)alkyl, —OC(O)(C1-C4)alkyl, —OC(O)NH2, —S(O)(C1-C4)alkyl, —S(O)2(C1-C4)alkyl and 5-methyl-2-oxo-2H-1,3-dioxol-4-ylmethyl.
US Pat. No. 10,723,792

HUMANIZED ANTIBODIES THAT RECOGNIZE ALPHA-SYNUCLEIN

PROTHENA BIOSCIENCES LIMI...

1. A vector comprising a nucleic acid encoding a mature heavy chain variable region and a mature light chain variable region operably linked to one or more regulatory sequences to effect expression of an antibody comprising the mature heavy chain variable region and the mature light chain variable region that specifically binds human alpha-synuclein, wherein the mature heavy chain variable region comprises the three Kabat CDRs of SEQ.NO:11 and the mature light chain variable region comprises the three Kabat CDRs of SEQ ID NO:4, wherein position L36 (Kabat numbering) is occupied by F, position L83 (Kabat numbering) is occupied by L and position H73 (Kabat numbering) is occupied by D.
US Pat. No. 10,722,857

ENCAPSULATED PERFUME COMPOSITIONS

GIVAUDAN S.A., Vernier (...

1. An encapsulated perfume composition comprising at least one aminoplast core-shell microcapsule dispersed in a suspending medium, the at least one aminoplast microcapsule comprising a perfume-containing core, encapsulated in a shell comprising a cross-linked network of an aminoplast resin, and wherein the at least one aminoplast microcapsule is positively charged, wherein dispersed within the cross-linked network of the aminoplast resin is a positively charge polymeric colloidal stabilizer, the positively charged polymeric colloidal stabilizer being an ampholytic polymer bearing polyatomic cations with cationic units derived from a monomer bearing quaternary ammonium ion functionality, said monomer being selected from:quaternized dimethylaminoethyl acrylate (ADAME),
quaternized dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate (MADAME),
dimethyldiallyl ammonium chloride (DADMAC),
acrylamidopropyltrimethylammonium chloride (APTAC), and
methacrylamidopropyltrimethylammonium chloride (MAPTAC).

US Pat. No. 10,722,184

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SELECTING, ACTIVATING, OR SELECTING AND ACTIVATING TRANSDUCERS

KARDIUM INC., Burnaby (C...

1. A system comprising:a data processing device system;
an input-output device system communicatively connected to the data processing device system; and
a memory device system communicatively connected to the data processing device system and storing a program executable by the data processing device system, the program comprising:
display instructions configured to cause the input-output device system to display a graphical representation including at least a plurality of transducer graphical elements, each transducer graphical element of the plurality of transducer graphical elements representative of a respective transducer of a plurality of transducers of a transducer-based device, the graphical representation including a first spatial relationship between the plurality of transducer graphical elements that is consistent with a second spatial relationship between the plurality of transducers of the transducer-based device;
input-processing instructions configured to cause reception of a set of user input via the input-output device system, the set of user input including an instruction set to reposition a first transducer graphical element of the plurality of transducer graphical elements in a state in which the first transducer graphical element is located at a first location in the graphical representation and a second transducer graphical element of the plurality of transducer graphical elements is located at a second location in the graphical representation, the second location closer to a predetermined location in the graphical representation than the first location; and
graphical representation modification instructions configured to cause, in response to conclusion of receipt of the set of user input including the instruction set to reposition the first transducer graphical element, the input-output device system to reposition the first transducer graphical element from the first location in the graphical representation to the predetermined location in the graphical representation.

US Pat. No. 10,722,028

TABLE CONNECTION MECHANISM AND METHOD OF USING THE SAME

Knoll, Inc., East Greenv...

1. A table arrangement comprising:a first tabletop;
a second tabletop;
a first column positioned below the first tabletop;
a second column positioned below the second tabletop;
a first cross-member extending between the first column and the second column;
a first bracket body being attached to the first column;
a first cross-member connection body being attached within the first cross-member, and
a first fastener extending from the first cross-member connection body to the first bracket body to attach the first cross-member connection body to the first bracket body so that the first bracket body and the first cross-member connection body are within a first end portion of the first cross-member and are spaced apart by a first gap.

US Pat. No. 10,724,896

OIL VIBRATION DIAGNOSIS APPARATUS AND OIL VIBRATION DIAGNOSIS METHOD

NIDEC TOSOK CORPORATION, ...

1. An oil vibration diagnosis apparatus for diagnosing occurrence of oil vibration within an oil passage in a control valve device, the oil vibration diagnosis apparatus comprising:a pressure sensor that measures a pressure of oil within the oil passage;
an amplitude detection unit that detects an amplitude of pressure fluctuations on the basis of a measurement result of the pressure sensor;
a period detection unit that detects a period of pressure fluctuations on the basis of the measurement result of the pressure sensor;
a diagnosis unit that diagnoses an oil vibration state or an oil non-vibration state on the basis of the amplitude and the period;
an oil vibration state duration time determination unit that determines a duration time of the oil vibration state on the basis of a diagnostic result of the diagnosis unit; and
an output unit that outputs information on the basis of a determination result of the oil vibration state duration time determination unit,
wherein the diagnosis unit diagnoses the oil vibration state when the amplitude is greater than a reference amplitude value and when the period is less than a reference period value, and
wherein the output unit outputs warning information when the oil vibration state duration time determination unit determines continuation of the oil vibration state for a period greater than or equal to a first reference time.

US Pat. No. 10,724,685

SYSTEMS FOR FILLING A GAS CYLINDER

Scott Technologies, Inc.,...

1. A flow control valve (FCV) comprising:a housing defining a cavity therein and a longitudinal axis, the housing having an input port for receiving a gas from a gas supply, and an output port for delivering the gas to a gas cylinder;
the cavity defining a staging area fluidly connected to the input port, a delivery area fluidly connected to the output port, and a pressurization area fluidly connected to a feedback sensing port, the feedback sensing port configured to receive pressurized fluid that is pressurized to a pressure level representative of a pressure level of gas delivered to the gas cylinder (P2) and the input port configured to receive pressurized fluid that is pressurized to a pressure level representative of a pressure level of gas received from the gas supply (P1), the cavity lying along the longitudinal axis of the housing with the staging area being between the pressurization area and the delivery area, the staging area, the delivery area, and the pressurization area being coaxial with the longitudinal axis of the housing;
a piston movably positioned in a channel, the channel extending through the cavity and along the longitudinal axis of the housing between the pressurization area and the delivery area, a position of the piston changing a rate of flow of gas through the flow control valve, the position of the piston moving in response to a pressure at the feedback sensing port, the piston moving within the channel toward the pressurization area to a minimum flow position when P2 is less than P1; and
a control spring within the pressurization area, the control spring engaging the piston and exerting a bias force on the piston to bias the piston toward an open position.

US Pat. No. 10,724,293

LIGHTED DOOR WITH GROOVE AND FLANGED LIGHTING DEVICE TO BE INSERTED THEREIN

NEWTONOID TECHNOLOGIES, L...

18. A method for lighting an area near a door, comprising:providing a door having a frame defining a hinge side, an opposite distal side, a top, and a bottom;
providing a groove formed in the door frame;
providing at least one lighting device comprising a housing and a flange extending from the housing;
positioning the at least one lighting device at the door frame by inserting the flange into the groove; and
selectively activating the lighting device to illuminate the area near the door;
wherein the housing and flange of the lighting device are formed from a single piece of material.

US Pat. No. 10,723,738

INHIBITORS OF KRAS G12C MUTANT PROTEINS

Araxes Pharma LLC, San D...

1. A compound having the following structure (I):
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, tautomer, prodrug or stereoisomer thereof, wherein:
W is N;
X is N;
Y is C;
B is a 6-membered heteroaryl comprising one ring nitrogen;
G1 and G2 are each independently N or CH;
L1 is a bond;
L2 is a bond or alkylene;
R1 is aryl or heteroaryl;
R2a and R2b are each independently H, oxo, halo, hydroxyl, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 haloalkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy or C3-C8 cycloalkyl;
R3a and R3b are, at each occurrence, independently H, —OH, —NH2, —CO2H, halo, cyano, C1-C6 alkyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, hydroxylalkly, aminylalkyl, alkylaminylalkyl, cyanoalkyl, carboxyalkyl, aminocarbonylalkyl or aminocarbonyl; or one R3a and one R3b join to form a carbocyclic or heterocyclic ring, and each remaining R3a and R3b are, at each occurrence, independently H, —OH, —NH2, —CO2H, halo, cyano, C1-C6 alkyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, hydroxylalkly, aminylalkyl, alkylaminylalkyl, cyanoalkyl, carboxyalkyl, aminocarbonylalkyl or aminocarbonyl; or one R3b joins with one R4b to form a carbocyclic or heterocyclic ring, and each R3a and each remaining R3b are, at each occurrence, independently H, —OH, —NH2, —CO2H, halo, cyano, C1-C6 alkyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, hydroxylalkly, aminylalkyl, alkylaminylalkyl, cyanoalkyl, carboxyalkyl, aminylcarbonylalkyl or aminylcarbonyl;
R4a and R4b are, at each occurrence, independently H, —OH, —NH2, —CO2H, halo, cyano, C1-C6 alkyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, hydroxylalkly, aminylalkyl, alkylaminylalkyl, cyanoalkyl, carboxyalkyl, aminocarbonylalkyl or aminocarbonyl; or one R4a and one R4b join to form a carbocyclic or heterocyclic ring, and each remaining R4a and R4b are, at each occurrence, independently H, —OH, —NH2, —CO2H, halo, cyano, C1-C6 alkyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, hydroxylalkly, aminylalkyl, alkylaminylalkyl, cyanoalkyl, carboxyalkyl, aminocarbonylalkyl or aminocarbonyl; or one R4b joins with one R3b to form a carbocyclic or heterocyclic ring, and each R4a and each remaining R4b are, at each occurrence, independently H, —OH, —NH2, —CO2H, halo, cyano, C1-C6 alkyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, hydroxylalkly, aminylalkyl, alkylaminylalkyl, cyanoalkyl, carboxyalkyl, aminylcarbonylalkyl or aminylcarbonyl;
R5 is H or C1-C6 alkyl;
m1 and m2 are each independently 1, 2 or 3; and
E has the following structure:

wherein:
Q is —C(?O)—, —C(?NR7)—, —NR8C(?O)—, —S(?O)2— or —NR8S(?O)2—;
R7 is H, —OH, —CN or C1-C6 alkyl;
R8 is H, C1-C6 alkyl or hydroxylalkyl; and
R9 and R10 are each independently H, cyano, carboxyl, C1-C6 alkyl, alkoxycarbonyl, aminylalkyl, alkylaminylalkyl, heteroaryl or hydroxylalkyl; or R9 and R10 join to form a carbocyclic or heterocyclic ring,
wherein all valences are satisfied.
US Pat. No. 10,724,110

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ANALYZING VIRAL NUCLEIC ACIDS

Seven Bridges Genomics In...

1. A method for analyzing a virus, the method comprising using at least one hardware processor connected to a tangible memory subsystem to perform:obtaining a plurality of sequence reads from a sample containing viral nucleic acid;
creating, in the tangible memory subsystem, a viral DNA reference graph representing a plurality of known viral sequences, the viral DNA reference graph comprising a directed acyclic graph (DAG) comprising a plurality of vertices stored as objects in the tangible memory subsystem, wherein sequence strings of the known viral sequences that match each other when aligned are each represented by a single object and sequence strings that vary are represented as alternate objects, wherein at least one sequence string comprises a plurality of symbols, and wherein each object is stored in the tangible memory subsystem as a sequence string and a list of one or more pointers to adjacent objects, wherein each pointer identifies a physical location in the tangible memory subsystem at which an adjacent object is stored, such that the objects are linked to represent each of the known viral sequences as a path through the viral DNA reference graph;
aligning the sequence reads to paths through the viral DNA reference graph, wherein the aligning comprises calculating match scores between a sequence read and a sequence string associated with each vertex, and looking backwards at each vertex to predecessor vertices if and only if a symbol comprises the first symbol of the sequence string associated with its vertex to select a path with an optimal score;
retrieving, based on the aligned sequence reads to paths through the viral DNA reference graph, an identity of a virus for the one of the plurality of known viral sequences; and
providing a report that includes the identity of the virus.

US Pat. No. 10,723,374

TRAIN CONTROL SYSTEM

KYOSAN ELECTRIC MFG. CO.,...

1. A train control system comprising a first ground apparatus and a second ground apparatus that are disposed along a track for performing radio communication with a train,the first ground apparatus and the second ground apparatus being disposed so that a first radio communication control region of the first ground apparatus and a second radio communication control region of the second ground apparatus partially overlap with each other in a portion including a boundary location, in order to prevent occurrence of a non-communication zone in the radio communication with the train that passes through the boundary location,
the first ground apparatus including:
a first storage unit that stores a first train list that is a list of train identification information of trains to be managed with which the first ground apparatus can perform communication through the radio communication, and the boundary location;
a first train control unit that determines a train location of each train included in the first train list by performing the radio communication, generates first traveling control information in which a range to the boundary location is set as a coming-in allowable range of a boundary passing train that comes closer to the boundary location until a coming-in permission notification is input from the second ground apparatus, and a given location designated in the coming-in permission notification is set as the coming-in allowable range after the coming-in permission notification is input, and transmits the first traveling control information to the boundary passing train; and
a going-out train control unit that notifies the second ground apparatus of a going-out notification including train identification information of the boundary passing train and deletes the train identification information of the boundary passing train from the first train list in a case where the boundary passing train has reached a given tracking end location determined ahead of the boundary location in a traveling direction,
the second ground apparatus including:
a second storage unit that stores a second train list that is a list of train identification information of trains to be managed with which the second ground apparatus can perform communication through the radio communication, and the boundary location;
a coming-in train control unit that adds the train identification information of the boundary passing train to the second train list in a case where the going-out notification is input from the first ground apparatus and notifies the first ground apparatus of the coming-in permission notification in a case where the radio communication is successful with the boundary passing train; and
a second train control unit that determines a train location of each train included in the second train list by performing the radio communication, generates second traveling control information in which the given location ahead of the boundary location in the traveling direction is determined as the coming-in allowable range of the boundary passing train and transmits the second traveling control information to the boundary passing train, and
the boundary passing train including:
a measuring unit that measures a train location; and
a traveling control unit that performs traveling control based on the first traveling control information until the train location has reached the boundary location and performs traveling control based on the second traveling control information after the train location has reached the boundary location.

US Pat. No. 10,723,106

MANUFACTURING OF DECORATIVE SURFACES

AGFA NV, Mortsel (BE) UN...

1. A method for manufacturing a decorative laminate, the decorative laminate including a base layer, a printed image, and a transparent thermoplastic layer, the printed image being, with respect to the transparent thermoplastic layer, located on an inside of the decorative laminate, the method comprising, in order:a) inkjet printing the printed image by jetting and UV curing one or more pigmented free radical UV curable inkjet inks;
b) applying on the printed image the transparent thermoplastic layer including a vinylchloride-vinylacetate-vinylalcohol copolymer such that the transparent thermoplastic layer faces the printed image; and
c) heat pressing the base layer, the printed image, and the transparent thermoplastic layer; wherein
the one or more pigmented free radical UV curable inkjet inks includes a polymerizable composition including:
30 to 90 wt % of one or more compounds with one ethylenically unsaturated polymerizable group;
10 to 70 wt % of one or more compounds with two ethylenically unsaturated polymerizable groups; and
0 to 10 wt % of one or more compounds with three or more ethylenically unsaturated polymerizable groups, and all weight percentages wt % are based on a total weight of the polymerizable composition.

US Pat. No. 10,722,501

SUBSTITUTED 5,6,7,8-TETRAHYDRO[1,2,4]TRIAZOLO[4,3-A]PYRIDINE-3(2H)-ONES AND 2,5,6,7-TETRAHYDRO-3H-PYRROLO[2,1-C][1,2,4]TRIAZOL-3-ONES, AND USE THEREOF

BAYER AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT,...

1. A compound of formula (I)
wherein
A is (C1-C4)-alkylene or CD2,
wherein (C1-C4)-alkylene is optionally substituted by hydroxyl and (C1-C4)-alkoxy and optionally up to pentasubstituted by fluorine;
or
A is a group of the formula

wherein
n is 0 or 1,
P is 0 or 1,
q is 1 or 2,
wherein
#1 marks the bond to the nitrogen atom of the 5-oxo-4,5-dihydro-1H-1,2,4-triazol-1-yl ring, and
* marks the bond to R1;
X is —CR6R7—, #2-CR6R7—CR8R9—**, #2-CR6?CR8—**, or
#2-CR6R7—CR8R9—CR10R11—**,
wherein #2 marks the bond to the carbon atom of the CR4R5— group, and
wherein ** marks the bond to the carbon atom of the 5-oxo-4,5-dihydro-1H-1,2,4-triazol-1-yl ring;
wherein
R6 is hydrogen, fluorine, (C1-C4)-alkyl, (C1-C4)-alkoxy, trifluoromethoxy, hydroxyl, mono-(C1-C4)-alkylamino, or di-(C1-C4)-alkylamino,
wherein (C1-C4)-alkyl is optionally substituted by (C1-C4)-alkoxy, hydroxyl, mono-(C1-C4)-alkylamino or di-(C1-C4)-alkylamino and optionally up to pentasubstituted by fluorine;
R7 is hydrogen, fluorine, or (C1-C4)-alkyl,
wherein (C1-C4)-alkyl is optionally up to pentasubstituted by fluorine;
or
R6 and R7 together with the carbon atom to which they are bonded form a carbonyl group;
or
R6 and R7 together with the carbon atom to which they are bonded form a cyclopropyl ring, cyclobutyl ring, or cyclopentyl ring;
or
R6 and R4 together with the carbon atom to which they are bonded form a cyclopropyl ring, cyclobutyl ring, or cyclopentyl ring;
R8 is hydrogen, (C1-C4)-alkyl, (C1-C4)-alkoxy, fluorine, hydroxyl, mono-(C1-C4)-alkylamino, or di-(C1-C4)-alkylamino,
wherein (C1-C4)-alkyl is optionally substituted by (C1-C4)-alkoxy, hydroxyl, mono-(C1-C4)-alkylamino or di-(C1-C4)-alkylamino and optionally up to pentasubstituted by fluorine;
R9 is hydrogen, fluorine or (C1-C4)-alkyl,
wherein (C1-C4)-alkyl is optionally up to pentasubstituted by fluorine;
or
R8 and R9 together with the carbon atom to which they are bonded form a cyclopropyl ring, cyclobutyl ring, or cyclopentyl ring;
or
R7 and R9 together with the carbon atoms to which they are bonded form a cyclopropyl ring, cyclobutyl ring, or cyclopentyl ring;
R10 is hydrogen, (C1-C4)-alkyl, (C1-C4)-alkoxy, fluorine, hydroxyl, mono-(Ci—C4)-alkylamino, or di-(C1-C4)-alkylamino,
wherein (C1-C4)-alkyl is optionally substituted by (C1-C4)-alkoxy, hydroxyl, mono-(C1-C4)-alkylamino or di-(C1-C4)-alkylamino and optionally up to pentasubstituted by fluorine;
R11 is hydrogen, fluorine, or (C1-C4)-alkyl,
wherein (C1-C4)-alkyl is optionally up to pentasubstituted by fluorine;
or
R10 and R11 together with the carbon atom to which they are bonded form a cyclopropyl ring, cyclobutyl ring or cyclopentyl ring;
R1 is (C3-C7)-cycloalkyl, phenyl or 5- to 6-membered heteroaryl,
wherein (C3-C7)-cycloalkyl is optionally substituted by 1 to 3 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, cyano, trifluoromethyl, (C1-C4)-alkyl, and (C1-C4)-alkoxy,
wherein (C1-C4)-alkyl is optionally up to pentasubstituted by fluorine;
wherein phenyl is substituted by 1 to 4 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, cyano, (C1-C4)-alkyl, (C3-C6)-cycloalkyl, trifluoromethyl, (C1-C4)-alkoxy, (C3-C5)-cycloalkoxy, monofluoromethoxy, difluoromethoxy, trifluoromethoxy, hydroxycarbonyl, (C1-C4)-alkoxycarbonyl, aminocarbonyl, mono-(C1-C4)-alkylaminocarbonyl, di-(C1-C4)-alkylaminocarbonyl, (C3-C5)-cycloalkylaminocarbonyl, (C1-C4)-alkylsulphanyl, (C1-C4)-alkylsulphonyl, (C1-C4)-alkylsulphonimidoyl, (C1-C4)-cycloalkylsulphonyl, aminosulphonyl, mono-(C1-C4)-alkylaminosulphonyl, di-(C1-C4)-alkylaminosulphonyl, (C1-C4)-alkylsulphinyl, amino, mono-(C1-C4)-alkylamino, and di-(C1-C4)-alkylamino,
or
wherein phenyl is optionally fused to (C3-C7)-cycloalkyl, (C3-C7)-heterocyclyl or 5- to 6-membered heteroaryl,
wherein phenyl is optionally substituted by methyl, ethyl, chlorine, fluorine or methoxy,
wherein (C3-C7)-cycloalkyl, (C3-C7)-heterocyclyl and 5- to 6-membered heteroaryl is optionally substituted by 1 or 2 (C1-C4)-alkyl substituents,
wherein (C1-C4)-alkyl is optionally substituted by (C1-C4)-alkoxy, hydroxyl, mono-(C1-C4)-alkylamino or di-(C1-C4)-alkylamino and optionally up to pentasubstituted by fluorine,
or
wherein 5- to 10-membered heteroaryl is optionally substituted by 1 to 4 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, cyano, (C1-C4)-alkyl, (C3-C6)-cycloalkyl, trifluoromethyl, (C1-C4)-alkoxy, (C3-C5)-cycloalkoxy, difluoromethoxy, trifluoromethoxy, 2,2,2-trifluoroethoxy, phenyl, hydroxycarbonyl, (C1-C4)-alkoxycarbonyl, aminocarbonyl, mono-(C1-C4)-alkylaminocarbonyl, di-(C1-C4)-alkylaminocarbonyl, (C3-C5)-cycloalkylaminocarbonyl, (C1-C4)-alkylsulphanyl, (C1-C4)-alkylsulphonyl, (C1-C4)-alkylsulphonimidoyl, (C1-C4)-cycloalkylsulphonyl, amino sulphonyl, mono-(C1-C4)-alkylamino sulphonyl, di-(C1-C4)-alkylaminosulphonyl, (C1-C4)-alkylsulphinyl, amino, mono-(C1-C4)-alkylamino, and di-(C1-C4)-alkylamino,
wherein phenyl is optionally substituted by methyl, ethyl, chlorine, fluorine or methoxy,
or
wherein said 5- to 6-membered heteroaryl of R1 is optionally fused to (C3-C7)-cycloalkyl, (C3-C7)-heterocyclyl, phenyl or 5- to 6-membered heteroaryl,
wherein said 5- to 6-membered heteroaryl of R1 is optionally substituted by methyl, ethyl, chlorine, fluorine or methoxy,
wherein (C3-C7)-cycloalkyl, (C3-C7)-heterocyclyl, phenyl and 5- to 6-membered heteroaryl fused to said 5- to 6-membered heteroaryl of R1 are optionally substituted by 1 or 2 (C1-C4)-alkyl substituents,
 wherein (C1-C4)-alkyl is optionally substituted by (C1-C4)-alkoxy, hydroxyl, mono-(C1-C4)-alkylamino or di-(C1-C4)-alkylamino and up to pentasubstituted by fluorine;
R2 is a group of the formula

wherein
#3 marks the bond to the carbonyl carbon atom,
r is 0 or 1,
Z is O, NR18, S, SO, SO2, or CR14AR14B,
wherein
R14A is hydrogen, halogen, cyano, (C1-C4)-alkyl, (C3-C6)-cycloalkyl, trifluoromethyl, difluoromethyl, fluoromethyl, hydroxyl, (C1-C4)-alkoxy, (C3-C5)-cycloalkoxy, difluoromethoxy, trifluoromethoxy, or 2,2,2-trifluoroethoxy,
wherein (C1-C4)-alkyl is optionally substituted by hydroxyl, amino, mono-(C1-C4)-alkylamino or di-(C1-C4)-alkylamino,
R14B is hydrogen, fluorine or (C1-C4)-alkyl,
wherein (C1-C4)-alkyl is optionally up to pentasubstituted by fluorine,
or
R14A and R14B together with the carbon atom to which they are bonded form a carbonyl group,
R18 is hydrogen or methyl,
R12 is hydrogen, cyano, (C1-C4)-alkyl, acetyl, or formyl,
wherein (C1-C4)-alkyl is optionally substituted by hydroxyl or up to pentasubstituted by fluorine,
wherein acetyl is optionally substituted by hydroxyl or up to trisubstituted by fluorine,
R13 is hydrogen, fluorine or (C1-C4)-alkyl,
or
R12 and R13 together with the carbon atoms to which they are bonded form a cyclopropyl or cyclobutyl ring,
wherein the cyclopropyl or cyclobutyl ring is optionally up to disubstituted by fluorine,
or
R13 and R14A together with the carbon atoms to which they are bonded form a cyclopropyl or cyclobutyl ring,
wherein the cyclopropyl or cyclobutyl ring is optionally up to disubstituted by fluorine,
or
R14A and R14B together with the carbon atom to which they are bonded form a cyclopropyl or cyclobutyl ring,
wherein the cyclopropyl or cyclobutyl ring is optionally up to disubstituted by fluorine,
wherein R13, R14A and R14B are hydrogen when R12 is not hydrogen,
wherein R12 is hydrogen when one of the R13, R14A and R14B substituents is not hydrogen;
or
R2 is a group of the formula

wherein
#4 marks the bond to the carbonyl carbon atom,
Y is NR15, CR16AR16B, oxygen, or sulphur,
wherein
R15 is hydrogen or methyl,
R16A is hydrogen or methyl,
R16B is hydrogen or methyl;
R3 is hydrogen or (C1-C4)-alkyl;
R4 is hydrogen, (C1-C4)-alkyl, (C1-C4)-alkoxy, fluorine, hydroxyl, mono-(C1-C4)-alkylamino, or di-(C1-C4)-alkylamino,
wherein (C1-C4)-alkyl is optionally substituted by (C1-C4)-alkoxy, hydroxyl, mono-(C1-C4)-alkylamino or di-(C1-C4)-alkylamino and optionally up to pentasubstituted by fluorine;
R5 is hydrogen or (C1-C4)-alkyl,
wherein (C1-C4)-alkyl is optionally up to pentasubstituted by fluorine;
or
R4 and R5 together with the carbon atom to which they are bonded form a carbonyl group;
or
R4 and R5 together with the carbon atom to which they are bonded form a cyclopropyl ring, cyclobutyl ring, or cyclopentyl ring,
or a salt, a solvate, or a solvate of a salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,724,722

LUMINAIRE FOR INDUCTIVE LIGHTING SYSTEM

GREENGAGE LIGHTING LTD., ...

1. A luminaire for an inductive power transfer lighting system; the luminaire comprising:a luminaire body comprising a base and a hinged lid;
a receiving coil within the base and electrically connectable to a lamp;
a seal comprising a first sealing surface mounted in the base and around access to the receiving coil, and a second sealing surface mounted in the lid;
wherein the first sealing surface includes a first power cable receiving channel running from one side of the base to an opposite side, and the second sealing surface includes a corresponding second power cable receiving channel running from one side of the lid to an opposite side;
wherein the luminaire comprises clamping means;
whereby when the lid is closed and clamped by the clamping means to the base, the lid and base are sealed together and the power cable receiving channels cooperate to form a bore for holding a power cable passing there through, in sealing engagement with the base and the lid and proximate to the receiving coil; and
wherein at least one of the sealing surfaces includes at least one groove transverse to the direction of the bore.

US Pat. No. 10,724,546

CENTRIFUGAL COMPRESSOR HAVING A CASING WITH AN ADJUSTABLE CLEARANCE AND CONNECTIONS FOR A VARIABLE FLOW RATE COOLING MEDIUM, IMPELLER CLEARANCE CONTROL APPARATUS FOR CENTRIFUGAL COMPRESSOR, AND IMPELLER CLEARANCE CONTROL METHOD FOR CENTRIFUGAL COMPRESSOR

DAIKIN APPLIED AMERICAS I...

1. A centrifugal compressor comprising:a casing having a first end portion, a second end portion, and a motor housing portion disposed between the first end portion and the second end portion, the first end portion including a first inlet portion and a first outlet portion, and the second end portion including a second inlet portion and a second outlet portion;
a first impeller disposed between the first inlet portion and the first outlet portion, the first impeller being attached to a shaft rotatable about a rotation axis, the shaft having a first end and a second end and the first impeller being attached to the first end, a first axial gap existing between at least a portion of the first impeller and the casing;
a motor arranged inside the motor housing portion of the casing to rotate the shaft in order to rotate the first impeller, the motor including a rotor mounted on the shaft and a stator disposed radially outwardly of the rotor to form a radial gap between the rotor and the stator;
a second impeller attached to the second end of the shaft on an opposite side of the motor from the first impeller, the second impeller being disposed between the second inlet portion and the second outlet portion of the casing, a second axial gap existing between at least a portion of the second impeller and the casing; and
a cooling medium delivery structure including an inlet conduit located to supply a cooling medium to the casing and an outlet conduit located to discharge the cooling medium from the casing, the cooling medium delivery structure being configured to vary a flow rate of the cooling medium supplied to the casing,
a portion of the shaft between the first end and the rotor being supported with respect to the casing by a first bearing, the first bearing being moveable with respect to the shaft in an axial direction of the shaft,
a portion of the shaft between the second end and the rotor being supported with respect to the casing by a second bearing, and the second bearing being moveable with respect to the shaft in the axial direction of the shaft,
the cooling medium delivery structure including
a first side cooling medium delivery structure having a first inlet conduit located to supply a cooling medium to a first stage side of the casing, and a first outlet conduit located to discharge the cooling medium from the first stage side of the casing, and
a second side cooling medium delivery structure having a second inlet conduit located to supply the cooling medium to a second stage side of the casing, and a second outlet conduit located to discharge the cooling medium from the second stage side of the casing, and
a partition being formed on an inside of the motor housing portion of the casing at a middle position of the casing in the axial direction of the shaft, the partition encircling the stator of the motor and having one side in contact with the cooling medium of the first side cooling medium delivery structure and another side in contact with the cooling medium of the second side cooling medium delivery structure such that the cooling medium of the first side cooling medium delivery structure is isolated from the cooling medium of the second side cooling medium delivery structure in a space existing radially-between the motor housing portion of the casing and the stator of the motor, the partition being narrower than the stator and the rotor in the axial direction of the shaft and arranged such that the stator and the rotor extend beyond both sides of the partition in the axial direction.

US Pat. No. 10,723,947

LIQUID CRYSTAL COMPOSITION AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE THEREOF

JIANGSU HECHENG DISPLAY T...

1. A liquid crystal composition, comprising:one or more compounds of general formula I accounting for 5-30% of the total weight of the liquid crystal composition

one or more compounds of general formula II accounting for 1-30% of the total weight of the liquid crystal composition

one or more compounds of general formula III accounting for 1-20% of the total weight of the liquid crystal composition
andone or more compounds of general formula IV accounting for 30-80% of the total weight of the liquid crystal composition

wherein,
R, R4, R5, R6 and R7 are the same or different, and each independently represents an alkyl having 1-7 carbon atoms, an alkoxy having 1-7 carbon atoms or an alkenyl having 2-7 carbon atoms;
R3 represents H, an alkyl having 1-7 carbon atoms, an alkoxy having 1-7 carbon atoms or an alkenyl having 2-7 carbon atoms;
ring
represents
ring
and ringare the same or different, and each independently represents
Y represents —CF3 or —OCF3;
X represents F or —OCF2—CF=CF2;
L1 and L2 are the same or different, and each independently represents —H or —F;
m represents 1, 2 or 3;
n represents 1 or 2;
when m is 2 or 3, rings
may be the same or different, and each independently represents
when n is 2, rings
may be the same or different, and each independently represents

US Pat. No. 10,723,728

PRODRUGS OF NH-ACIDIC COMPOUNDS

ALKERMES PHARMA IRELAND L...

1. A compound having the formula XIJ or formula XIIJ:
wherein,
X is —S— or —O—;
R1 is selected from —C(RA)(RB)—OR20, —C(RA)(RB)—OC(O)OR20, —C(RA)(RB)—OC(O)R20, —C(RA)(RB)—OC(O)NR20R21, —(C(RA)(RB))—OPO3MY, —(C(RA)(RB))—OP(O)(OR20)(OR21), —[C(RA)(RB)O]z—R20, —[C(RA)(RB)O]z—C(O)OR20, —[C(RA)(RB)O]z—C(O)R20, —[C(RA)(RB)O]z—C(O)NR20R21, —[C(RA)(RB)O]z—OPO3MY, —[C(RA)(RB)O]z—P(O)2(OR20)M, and —[C(RA)(RB)]z—P(O)(OR20)(OR21);
R2 is selected from the group consisting of absent, hydrogen, halogen, —OR10, —SR10, —NR10R11—, aliphatic, aryl, and heterocyclyl;
each R10 and R11 is independently selected from the group consisting of absent, hydrogen, halogen, aliphatic, and aryl;
alternatively, two R10 and R11 together with the atoms to which they are attached and any intervening atoms may form an additional 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 membered ring;
A is selected from the group consisting of absent, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, —S—, —O—, —S(O)—, —S(O)2—, —S[C(R30)(R31)]u—, —S(O)[C(R30)(R31)]u—, —S(O)2[C(R30)(R31)]u-, —O[C(R30)(R31)]u—, —N(R30)—, —N(R30)[C(R31)(R32)]u—, —[C(R30)(R31)]u, —C(O)[C(R30)(R31)]u—;
each R3, R4, R5, R30, R31, and R32 is independently selected from the group consisting of absent, hydrogen, halogen, —OR10, —SR10, —NR10R11—, —C(O)R10, aliphatic, aryl and heterocyclyl;
alternatively, two R3 groups together or two R4 groups together or one R3 group with one R4 group together forms a ring;
each RA and RB is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halogen, aliphatic, and aryl;
each R20 and R21 is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, aliphatic, and aryl;
Y and M are the same or different and each is a monovalent cation; or M and Y together is a divalent cation;
r is 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 or 11;
m and q are independently 0, 1, or 2;
p is 0, 1, 2 or 3;
z is 2 or 3; and
u is independently 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7.

US Pat. No. 10,722,324

ADAPTER FOR A TAILPIECE FOR A DENTAL VALVE

STOMA VENTURES, LLC, Che...

1. An adapter configured to connect a tailpiece to a dental valve comprising: a body having an exterior surface, a valve receiving end, a tailpiece receiving end, a lumen formed between the valve receiving end and the tailpiece receiving end, the lumen having an interior surface, an interior annular groove formed in the interior surface, and an exterior annular rib formed in the exterior surface, an annular lip having a valve engaging surface and a lower surface, a first interior annular chamfered portion positioned along the interior surface between the annular lip and a first interior surface ring portion, the first interior surface ring portion positioned along the interior surface between the first interior annular chamfered portion and the interior annular groove, a second interior annular chamfered portion adjacent to the tailpiece receiving end and positioned between the tailpiece receiving end and a second interior surface ring portion, the second interior surface ring portion positioned along the interior surface between the second interior annular chamfered portion and the interior annular groove, a first exterior angled section positioned between the lower surface and a first exterior ring section with the first exterior angled section being offset from the first interior annular chamfered portion, with the exterior annular rib being positioned near the tailpiece receiving end and the interior annular groove being positioned near the valve receiving end.

US Pat. No. 10,724,947

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ACQUIRING IMAGES OF SURFACE TEXTURE

Cognex Corporation, Nati...

1. A vision system for imaging a surface having a fiber-like texture comprising:a vision system camera with an imager and a camera lens assembly that projects light from the imaged surface onto the imager aligned along an optical axis; and
an illumination module positioned between the imaged surface and the camera lens assembly, the illumination module having,
(a) an illumination element,
(b) a semi-reflective mirror that allows light from the images surface to pass therethrough and into the camera lens assembly and that reflects light generated by the illumination element along an illumination axis onto the optical axis to project on the imaged scene, and
(c) a telecentric lens assembly having a back focal point that coincides with an aperture stop of the camera lens assembly and that collimates the light as it is projected onto the scene, the projected light from the telecentric lens assembly to the surface defining, a structured, off-axis light pattern at a plurality of angles, the telecentric lens assembly being located along the optical axis to provide a predetermined working distance between the vision system and the surface.

US Pat. No. 10,723,327

DUAL SCRUBBER VEHICLE TREATMENT BRUSH ASSEMBLY

Belanger inc., Northvill...

1. A brush assembly for treating an exterior surface of a vehicle, comprising:a base portion;
a treatment portion connected to the base portion, the treatment portion including a first brush portion having a first backing member and a plurality of wash media elements disposed on the first backing member;
a movement mechanism including a controller in communication with a link arm portion to effectuate movement of the treatment portion and contact between the wash media elements and the vehicle exterior;
at least one spray nozzle disposed on the first brush portion adjacent the first backing member and configured to emit fluid away from the first backing member onto the vehicle exterior, wherein the at least one spray nozzle is rotationally fixed relative to the first backing member and configured for concurrent rotation with the backing member in response to rotation of the first backing member;
wherein the at least one spray nozzle is in sealed fluid communication with at least one fluid supply line;
wherein the at least one spray nozzle defines an outlet having an outlet axis, wherein the outlet axis is oriented at an oblique angle relative to an axis of rotation of the first backing member, wherein fluid is emitted along a direction corresponding to the oblique angle;
wherein the plurality of wash media elements are disposed on the first backing member such that they surround the at least one spray nozzle and allow a fluid stream emitted from the at least one spray nozzle to pass through the wash media elements to the vehicle exterior;
wherein the plurality of wash media elements define a pocket on the first backing member devoid of wash media elements, wherein the outlet axis extends through the pocket without intersecting the plurality of wash media elements;
whereas the treatment portion is configured to move transversely with respect to the vehicle exterior to effectuate contact of the wash media elements with the vehicle exterior.

US Pat. No. 10,722,550

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE TREATMENT OF FUNGAL INFECTIONS

The Translational Genomic...

1. A method of treating a subject having an infection caused by Coccidioides, the method comprising the step of administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of a combination of fluconazole and a fungicidal or fungistatic agent selected from the group consisting of sertraline and tamoxifen.

US Pat. No. 10,721,910

BREAKABLE DOWN FOLDING PET CRATE

Carlson Pet Products, Inc...

1. An open upper end and open lower end cage apparatus, comprising:a) a cage, with the cage having a folded down configuration and a folded out configuration;
b) wherein the cage includes four sides in the folded out configuration, wherein each of the four sides of the cage includes a horizontally extending upper member, a horizontally extending lower member, and a set of vertically extending post members, with the horizontally extending upper member and horizontally extending lower member being structurally set apart and structurally tied together by the set of vertically extending post members, with the horizontally extending upper member confronting a top of the cage when the cage is in the folded out configuration, and with the horizontally extending lower member confronting a bottom of the cage when the cage is in the folded out configuration;
c) wherein two sides of the cage are opposing sides, wherein the opposing sides of the cage are spaced apart when the cage is in the folded out configuration, and wherein the opposing sides of the cage confront each other when the cage is in the folded down configuration;
d) wherein each of the four sides is swingable relative to an adjacent side to fold the cage between the open and folded down configurations; and
e) wherein the cage includes an open upper end and an open lower end when the cage is in the folded out configuration, with the open upper end being opposite the open lower end when the cage is in the folded out configuration such that the cage forms a vertical through opening extending through the open upper end and the open lower end.

US Pat. No. 10,724,690

OMNIDIRECTIONAL LIGHT EMITTING DIODE FILAMENT HOLDER

Feit Electric Company, In...

1. A decorative Light Emitting Diode (LED) bulb providing omnidirectional light output, the bulb comprising:a globe having an open bottom end and a closed top end opposite the bottom end;
an electrical connector base secured over the open bottom end of the globe, wherein the electrical connector base houses an LED driver circuit, and the electrical connector base is configured to be secured within an electrical socket to transmit current to the LED driver circuit; and
a filament tree extending from the electrical connector base and comprising a plurality of linear LED filaments electrically connected with the LED driver circuit, having opposing top and bottom ends, and having a twisted arrangement around and spaced apart radially from a support stalk, such that the top end of each of the plurality of linear LED filaments is positioned a first radial distance from the support stalk and the bottom end of each of the plurality of linear LED filaments is spaced a second radial distance from the support stalk, the second distance being equal to the first distance,
wherein each one of the plurality of linear LED filaments overlaps a portion of at least two other of the plurality of linear LED filaments when viewed from the closed top end of the globe.

US Pat. No. 10,724,415

EXHAUST AFTERTREATMENT COMPONENT WITH HEAT EXCHANGER

Faurecia Emissions Contro...

1. An exhaust component comprising:a housing defining an internal cavity, the housing having an inlet configured to receive engine exhaust gases and an outlet configured to direct the engine exhaust gasses into a tailpipe;
at least one exhaust aftertreatment component positioned within the internal cavity;
a reductant source associated with the housing, the reductant source producing ammonia to mix with engine exhaust gases entering the exhaust aftertreatment component; and
a heat exchanger positioned within the internal cavity to reduce a temperature of the engine exhaust gases exiting the outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,723,875

HALOGEN-FREE EPOXY RESIN COMPOSITION AND A PREPREG AND A LAMINATE USING THE SAME

SHENGYI TECHNOLOGY CO., L...

1. A halogen-free epoxy resin composition comprising the following components:(A) a halogen-free epoxy resin;
(B) an active ester resin;
(C) a reactive phosphorous-containing flame retardant;
wherein the reactive phosphorous-containing flame retardant has the following structure:

wherein R is
X iswherein Y is a substituted phenyl, an unsubstituted phenyl, a substituted naphthyl or an unsubstituted naphthyl; Z does not exist or is a group selected from —CH2 orn and m are integers independently selected from 0 to 2, and n+m is an integer greater than or equal to 1.

US Pat. No. 10,723,747

LOW DK PHOSPHOROUS CONTAINING HARDENER USEFUL FOR HALOGEN FREE, FLAME RETARDANT POLYMERS AND USE

NAN YA PLASTICS CORPORATI...

1. A low-dielectric phosphorous phenolic hardener has the following formula I:
wherein n+y+m=2.5 to 3, the average value of n is 1 to 2.8, y is 0.1 to 1, m is 0.1 to 1 and x is 0 to 5; wherein, n or y or m group has four ortho-reactive contacts relative to the phenolic hydroxyl group on bisphenol A.

US Pat. No. 10,723,616

STRUCTURES FOR PACKAGING STRESS-SENSITIVE MICRO-ELECTRO-MECHANICAL SYSTEM STACKED ONTO ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT CHIP

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. An integrated circuit (IC) package comprising:a MEMS device attached to a surface of a substrate by a silicone compound;
a first material having a first modulus covering the MEMS device;
a second material having a second modulus covering the first material and portions of the substrate; and
a closed structure of polyimide on the surface of the substrate and surrounding the MEMS device.

US Pat. No. 10,723,078

METHOD OF ALIGNING PIXELATED LIGHT ENGINES

3D Systems, Inc., Rock H...

1. A three dimensional printing system comprising:a plurality of light engines that define a corresponding plurality of build fields which overlap and define a build plane;
an alignment article carrying an alignment calibration image and configured to be mounted in the three dimensional printing system with the alignment calibration image proximate to the build plane and in facing relation with the plurality of light engines, the alignment calibration image defining a dark field with an array of reflective alignment targets;
a camera mounted to be in facing relation to the alignment calibration image;
a controller coupled to the plurality of light engines and to the camera, the controller including a processor coupled to an information storage device, the information storage device storing instructions, that when executed by the processor, perform steps including:
(a) operate the plurality of light engines to project spots of light onto the alignment calibration image;
(b) operate the camera to repeatedly capture the alignment calibration image including spots of light reflected from the reflective alignment targets; and
(c) analyze the repeated captured calibration image to individually align the light engines to the alignment calibration image;
the controller is further configured to:
capture an image of the reflective targets; and
compute an azimuthal error of the alignment calibration image with respect to the camera.

US Pat. No. 10,722,304

METHOD AND DEVICES FOR COAGULATION OF TISSUE

AtriCure, Inc., Mason, O...

1. A method of creating a full treatment pattern in a tissue wall to affect a path of an electrical impulse propagating within the wall of tissue, where the wall of tissue comprises a first tissue surface and a second tissue surface on opposite sides of the wall of tissue, the method comprising:forming a first partial treatment pattern on the first tissue surface using a first medical device while leaving a gap section in the wall of tissue, where the partial treatment pattern prevents passage of the electrical impulse within the wall of tissue through the treatment pattern and the gap section allows passage of the electrical impulse within the wall of tissue through the gap section;
identifying a location of the gap section in the wall of tissue on the second tissue surface by generating a locational energy adjacent to the second tissue surface to position a second medical device on the second tissue surface; and
forming a second partial treatment pattern on the second tissue surface using the second medical device to span the gap section, where the second partial treatment pattern prevents passage of the electrical impulse within the wall of tissue through the gap section, wherein the first partial treatment pattern and second partial treatment pattern combine to form the full treatment pattern that prevents passage of the electrical impulse across the full treatment pattern in the wall of tissue.

US Pat. No. 10,721,858

AGRICULTURAL SEED TRENCH CLOSING SYSTEMS, METHODS AND APPARATUS

Precision Planting LLC, ...

1. In combination, a closing wheel assembly and an agricultural planter row unit, the agricultural planter row unit having a row unit frame supporting at least one disc configured to open a seed trench in a soil surface as the agricultural planter row unit advances in a forward direction of travel, the closing wheel assembly comprising:a pivot arm having a forward end and a rearward end, said forward end pivotally mounted to the row unit frame such that said pivot arm trails rearward of the row unit frame with respect to the forward direction of travel;
a first closing wheel rotatably supported by said pivot arm about a first axis of rotation disposed rearward of said forward end;
a second closing wheel rotatably supported by said pivot arm about a second axis of rotation disposed rearward of said forward end; and
an actuator having one end coupled to said row unit frame and having another end coupled to said pivot arm rearward of said first and second axis of rotation, said actuator having both a lift chamber and a down chamber, such that increasing pressure in the down chamber relative to pressure in the lift chamber imposes a force on said pivot arm rearward of said first and second axes of rotation to increase a force applied by said first and second closing wheels to the soil surface, and conversely, increasing pressure in the lift chamber relative to pressure in the down chamber imposes a force on said pivot arm rearward of said first and second axes of rotation to decrease a force applied by said first and second closing wheels to the soil surface.
US Pat. No. 10,723,788

ANTI-COMPLEMENT FACTOR C1Q FAB FRAGMENTS AND USES THEREOF

Annexon, Inc., South San...

1. An antibody Fab fragment that binds to C1q, the antibody Fab fragment comprising a heavy chain and a light chain, wherein the heavy chain comprises SEQ ID NO:1 and the light chain comprises SEQ ID NO:2.

US Pat. No. 10,724,842

RELATIVE ANGLE ESTIMATION USING INERTIAL MEASUREMENT UNITS

Caterpillar Trimble Contr...

1. A method for determining a position of a bucket relative to a platform of an excavator using trigonometric functions of a relative angle between the bucket and a stick of the excavator, the method comprising:measuring angular velocity and a gravitational acceleration vector of the stick using a first inertial measurement unit (IMU) mounted on the stick;
measuring angular velocity and a gravitational acceleration vector of the bucket using an IMU mounted on the bucket;
estimating a sine of the relative angle between the stick and the bucket and a cosine of the relative angle between the stick and the bucket, the sine and the cosine estimated based at least in part on the gravitational acceleration vector and the angular velocity of the stick, the gravitational acceleration vector and the angular velocity of the bucket, a rotation matrix from the stick to the bucket, and at least one covariance matrix; and
determining the position of the bucket relative to the platform of the excavator using at least the sine and the cosine.

US Pat. No. 10,724,696

LED PROJECTING LIGHT FIXTURE WITH ADDITIONAL LIGHT EFFECTS

Harman Professional Denma...

1. A projecting light fixture comprising:at least one LED generating at least one source light beam, where said at least one source light beam propagates along a primary optical axis;
a projecting system positioned along said primary optical axis, said projecting system collects and projects at least a part of said source light beam along said primary optical axis;
an optical gate arranged between said at least one LED and said projecting system, said at least one source light beam being concentrated at said optical gate;
a beam shaping object arranged between said at least one LED and said projecting system, said beam shaping object comprising a least a first beam shaping pattern and a second beam shaping pattern, where said first beam shaping pattern and said second beam shaping pattern are different, said beam shaping object is rotatable in relation to said at least one source light beam, and said first beam shaping pattern and said second beam shaping pattern can be arranged in said at least one source light beam by rotating said beam shaping object in relation to said at least one source light beam;
an actuator configured to continuously rotate said beam shaping object in relation to said at least one source light beam in order to alternately arrange said first beam shaping pattern and said second beam shaping pattern in said at least one source light beam; and
a controller configured to toggle said at least one LED between a LED on-period and a LED off-period, where said at least one LED is turned on in said LED on-period and is turned off in said LED off-period, such that said LED on-period is active when at least one of said beam shaping patterns are arranged in said at least one source light beam.

US Pat. No. 10,724,588

METALLIC SUPPORT FOR A BRAKING ELEMENT AND ASSOCIATED BRAKE PAD

ITT ITALIA S.r.l., (IT)

1. A metallic support for vehicle braking elements, said metallic support comprising:a first face designed to receive on a first portion, a block or layer of friction material; and
a second face, substantially parallel to the first face, designed to receive a dampening element, the first and the second faces being delimited laterally by a peripheral edge of the metallic support extending between the first and second faces in one direction of a thickness of the metallic support substantially perpendicular to the first and second faces; wherein:
i)—the first portion of the first face is provided with at least one projecting part that cantilevers from the first face at least partly parallel to a perimeter profile (P) of the peripheral edge, but spaced apart from the peripheral edge and that is delimited at the top by a first surface substantially parallel to the first face;
ii)—at least one first cavity is within the at least one projecting part and defines on the first surface, a first shallow recess delimited by a bottom wall substantially parallel to the first face;
iii)—wherein the second face is provided with at least one second cavity defining on the second face, a second shallow recess having a shape and dimensions substantially identical to those of the at least one projecting part and a depth, measured perpendicularly to the first and second faces, substantially identical to a height (H) of the at least one projecting part measured perpendicularly to the first and second faces; and
iv)—within the said second cavity there being present, corresponding to the at least one first cavity, at least one relief, having a shape and dimensions substantially identical to those of the at least one first cavity and height substantially identical to a depth (R) of the first cavity measured perpendicularly to the first and second faces, so that the at least one second cavity and the at least one relief define a receiving seat for the dampening element and wherein the at least one projecting part occupies a substantial part of the first face, while the at least one second cavity occupies a corresponding substantial part of the second face; and wherein said at least one first cavity, at least one second cavity, the at least one projecting part and at least one relief are formed such that a same mass of steel missing from the second face due to the at least one second cavity forms the at least one projecting part on the first face and a same mass of steel missing from the first face due to the at least one first cavity forms the at least one relief in the second cavity of the second face, and thereby creating an overall balanced geometry.

US Pat. No. 10,724,559

HAMMERLESS PIN ASSEMBLY

ESCO GROUP LLC, Portland...

1. A rigging component for earth working equipment comprising: a body including at least one opening into which a pin is received to couple the rigging component to at least one other part, and a hole extending transverse to and communicating with the opening; and a threaded lock pin secured in the hole and adjustable to alternatively retain the pin in the opening and release the pin to permit installation and removal of the pin from the opening, the threaded lock pin being retained to the body in the hole when holding the pin and when releasing the pin, wherein the threaded lock pin defines a pre-established hold position and pre-established release position and stops to releasably hold the threaded lock pin in both positions, and the stops are defined by a biased latch received into latch openings.

US Pat. No. 10,724,193

SWEEPING MACHINE HAVING IMPROVED SURFACE SEAL

Roadtec, Inc., Chattanoo...

1. A vehicular sweeping machine comprising:(a) a frame;
(b) means for driving the vehicular sweeping machine in a forward sweeping direction along a roadway having a roadway surface;
(c) a broom assembly that is mounted to the frame, said broom assembly having a front side, a rear end and a center, and further comprising:
(i) a broom enclosure having a front end and a rear end and further comprising:
(A) a left end gate;
(B) a right end gate;
(C) a moldboard assembly comprising an outer moldboard and an inner moldboard, said outer moldboard and inner moldboard being arranged to form a labyrinth seal at the rear end of the broom enclosure;
(ii) a broom that is mounted within the broom enclosure, said broom comprising a generally cylindrical tube with attached bristles having a bristle length, said broom being adapted to rotate about a generally horizontal axis;
(iii) a plurality of links that are pivotally mounted between the frame and the broom assembly, said plurality of links being adapted to permit the broom assembly to move upwardly and downwardly with respect to the frame;
(iv) means for raising and lowering the broom assembly with respect to the frame;
(d) a broom conveyor having a lower end that is disposed within the broom enclosure.

US Pat. No. 10,723,659

DENSITY GRADIENT IN BLADE TO REDUCE CENTRIFUGAL LOAD

ROLLS-ROYCE HIGH TEMPERAT...

1. A method comprising:reducing potential stress of a centrifugal load on a blade for a gas turbine engine by manufacturing a density gradient in a ceramic matrix composite of the blade by infiltrating a porous fiber preform, wherein the density gradient includes a change in density between a blade root-end of the blade and a blade tip-end of the blade.

US Pat. No. 10,723,399

CYCLE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM WITH LOCKING MECHANISM

Lyft, Inc., San Francisc...

1. A locking mechanism for locking a connecting member secured to an object, the locking mechanism comprising:a locking receptacle having an opening with sloped walls leading into a slot configured to receive the connecting member and guide the connecting member into a predetermined position as the connecting member is pushed into the locking receptacle, the connecting member comprising a triangular portion and a projection extending from the triangular portion, the projection comprising a first edge and a second edge, opposite the first edge of the projection, wherein the sloped walls are configured to engage the triangular portion and the slot is configured to receive the projection;
a movable member positioned in the locking receptacle, the movable member configured to rotate between a lockable position and an unlockable position and the movable member comprising a first edge and a second edge opposite the first edge of the movable member; and
a locking member having a locked position and an unlocked position,
wherein:
the locking member is configured to secure the movable member when the movable member is in the lockable position and the locking member is in the locked position,
the movable member is configured to secure the connecting member when the movable member is in the lockable position while the connecting member is disposed within the locking receptacle,
the locking member is configured to rotate about an axis perpendicular to an axis of rotation of the movable member to switch between the locked position and the unlocked position, and
movement of the movable member positions the second edge of the movable member adjacent the second edge of the projection when the movable member is in the lockable position.

US Pat. No. 10,723,285

TRIM ELEMENT COMPRISING A DEFORMABLE OUTER SURFACE AND ASSOCIATED VEHICLE

FAURECIA INTERIEUR INDUST...

1. A dashboard of a vehicle, comprising:a structure comprising at least one first element and at least one second element,
a skin covering at least part of the first element and of the second element,
wherein the structure and the skin together defining an outer surface of the dashboard,
the first element and the second element being able to be moved relative to one another, said movement causing a deformation of the outer surface of the dashboard.

US Pat. No. 10,723,254

INSTALLATION TRAILER FOR COILED FLEXIBLE PIPE AND METHOD OF UTILIZING SAME

Trinity Bay Equipment Hol...

1. A system, comprising:a trailer frame;
a lifting mechanism coupled to the trailer frame, wherein the lifting mechanism is configured to raise or lower a coil of pipe or a reel of pipe, and wherein the lifting mechanism includes an axle coupler that is configured to move along an inclined lifting beam;
a braking mechanism configured to apply pressure to the pipe while the pipe is being deployed by the system; and
a hydraulic power unit configured to hydraulically power the system.

US Pat. No. 10,723,109

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A POLYCARBONATE LAYERED COMPOSITE

COVESTRO DEUTSCHLAND AG, ...

1. A method for making a structure with at least one first polymer layer (1) and a second polymer layer (2), each said layer is made from a polycarbonate polymer based on bisphenol A, and in between the first polymer layer (1) and the second polymer layer (2) is an intermediate layer (3) being arranged, comprising the following steps:a) applying the intermediate layer (3) at least on a partial region of the first polymer layer (1),
b) optionally, drying the intermediate layer (3),
c) coating the first polymer layer (1) on the side, on which the intermediate layer (3) is arranged, with a liquid preparation comprising a solvent or a mixture of solvents and a polycarbonate derivative based on a geminally disubstituted dihydroxydiphenyl cycloalkane, the preparation covers the intermediate layer (3),
d) optionally, drying after step c),
e) after step c) or step d), placing the second polymer layer (2) on the first polymer layer (1) covering the intermediate layer (2), and
f) laminating the first polymer layer (1) and the second polymer layer (2) with each other under pressure, at a temperature from 120° C. to 230° C. and for a defined time, the intermediate layer being a layer that is configured to cause a reduced adherence of the first polymer layer to the second polymer layer relative to adherence of the first and second layer without use of the intermediate layer therebetween.

US Pat. No. 10,722,105

MEDICAL IMAGING DEVICE, MEDICAL IMAGE ACQUISITION SYSTEM, AND ENDOSCOPE APPARATUS

SONY OLYMPUS MEDICAL SOLU...

1. A medical imaging device comprising:optics that separate light from an outside into a first light component of a wavelength band of any one color among wavelength bands of red, green, and blue and a second light component containing light components of wavelength bands of two colors among wavelength bands of red, green, and blue that differ from the wavelength band of the first light component;
a first imaging element that includes a plurality of first pixels configured to receive the first light component separated by the optics and convert the first light component into electric signals; and
a second imaging element that includes a plurality of second pixels arranged with a same arrangement and interval as the first pixels in the first imaging element, each of the plurality of second pixels occupying a substantially same area from a plan view perspective and each have a first color filter arranged thereon, each of the first color filters having a substantially same area,
wherein the second imaging element includes (i) a plurality of first filters that are configured to transmit the light component-of the wavelength band of one color in the light components of the wavelength bands of the two colors that are contained in the second light component, and (ii) a plurality of second filters that are white filters that are configured to transmit light components of a plurality of wavelength bands including at least the wavelength bands of red, green, and blue, each side of each of the plurality of first filters being adjacent to either only an edge of the second imaging element or only one of the white filters, and
wherein the plurality of first filters and the plurality of second filters are arranged at sides of light receiving surfaces of the second pixels in accordance with the arrangement of the second pixels.

US Pat. No. 10,724,369

MINERAL WINNING PICK, PICK HOLDER, AND COMBINATION

ESCO GROUP LLC, Portland...

27. A pick for attachment to an excavating machine comprising a shank to be received into a pick holder secured to the excavating machine, a blade having a strike point to strike a surface to be excavated when moved forward during operation and a forwardly extending shoulder with an underside bearing surface to bear against the pick holder, wherein the underside bearing surface extends forward of a line aligned with a true inwardly-directed force extending normal to the forward movement and applied to the strike point and the pick is free of a heel to the rear of the shank.

US Pat. No. 10,724,207

REMOTE DEBRIS TANK AND RELATED METHODS

VAC-TRON EQUIPMENT, LLC, ...

1. A remote debris tank comprising:a housing having a top and a discharge opening;
a first discharge door mounted to a first lateral side of the discharge opening and configured for pivotal movement about a horizontal axis between an open position and a closed position;
a second discharge door mounted to an opposing second lateral side of the discharge opening and configured for pivotal movement about the horizontal axis between the open and closed positions, the first and second discharge doors configured to divergently move relative to one another on opposing lateral sides to define the discharge opening;
an actuating shaft operably coupled to the first and second discharge doors;
a crank lever having a plurality of vertices, the crank lever secured to the actuating shaft at a first vertex and configured to rotate with the actuating shaft;
a first radial arm coupled to a second vertex of the crank lever and extending away from the actuating shaft to the first discharge door; and
a second radial arm coupled to a third vertex of the crank lever and extending away from the actuating shaft to the second discharge door.

US Pat. No. 10,723,579

PIVOTING ASSEMBLY AND CONTAINER INCLUDING THEREOF

MERRY ELECTRONICS (SHENZH...

1. A container, comprising:a pivoting assembly comprising:
a fixing member comprising a positioning portion and a limiting portion having a limiting surface facing the positioning portion, wherein the limiting surface is a curved concave surface; and
a rotating member being clamped between the positioning portion, the limiting portion and being configured to rotate relative to the fixing member, and having first and second abutting surfaces and an acting curved surface surrounding thereof, wherein while the rotating member is rotating relative to the fixing member, the acting curved surface bears against and rotates relative to the limiting surface, thereby enabling the positioning portion to selectively abut the first abutting surface or the second abutting surface;
a box connected to the fixing member of the pivoting assembly; and
a cover connected to the rotating member of the pivoting assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,723,378

HYDRAULIC STEERING UNIT

Danfoss Power Solutions A...

1. A hydraulic steering unit comprising a supply port arrangement having a pressure port connected to a main flow path and a tank port connected to a tank flow path, a working port arrangement having a left working port (L) connected to a left working flow path and a right working port (R) connected to a right working flow path, a variable first left orifice (A2L) connected to the main flow path and to the left working flow path, a variable first right orifice (A2R) connected to the main flow path and to the right working flow path, a variable second left orifice (A3L) connected to the left working flow path and to the tank flow path, and a variable second right orifice (A3R) connected to the right working flow path and to the tank flow path, wherein a measuring motor is arranged in one of the working flow paths, andwherein a variable third left orifice (A4L) is arranged in the left working flow path and a variable third right orifice (A4R) is arranged in the right working flow path.

US Pat. No. 10,723,208

TAILGATE FOR VEHICLE

Compagnie Plastic Omnium,...

1. A tailgate for a vehicle, comprising:an inner panel,
an outer panel including an appearance wall and an edge wall adjacent to the appearance wall and taking part in delimiting a housing for receiving an optical unit,wherein the outer panel further includes a bridge wall, located on an inside face of the outer panel and forming a bridge between the edge wall and the appearance wall and serving as a part of a bonding interface between the outer panel and the inner panel.

US Pat. No. 10,723,068

ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING BY SELECTIVE LIQUID COOLING

Evapco, Inc., Taneytown,...

1. An additive manufacturing device comprising:a build tray with an array of heat exchange elements each of which are configured to independently and alternately heat and cool a respective area of the build tray;
a moveable platen that lowers and raises into the build tray;
a heated re-coater body moveably mounted between said build tray and said moveable platen and configured to apply successive layers of thermoplastic material to said build tray;
said successive layers of thermoplastic material alternately solidified by the heat exchange elements of the build tray by cooling said thermoplastic material to create each layer of a multilayer part and then partially liquefied to release solidified thermoplastic material from the build tray as the moveable platen moves out of the build tray.

US Pat. No. 10,722,312

SURGICAL ROBOT DRIVING MECHANISM

CMR Surgical Limited, (G...

1. A surgical robot comprising:a surgical robot arm terminating at a distal end in a drive assembly, the drive assembly comprising a first drive interface element; and
a surgical instrument comprising:
a shaft;
a first driving element and a second driving element;
an articulation attached to a distal end of the shaft, the articulation configured to articulate an end effector, the articulation driveable by at least the first driving element and the second driving element; and
a driving mechanism at a proximal end of the shaft, the driving mechanism comprising a first instrument interface element to which the first driving element is connected and a second instrument interface element to which the second driving element is connected;
wherein the first drive interface element engages both the first and second instrument interface elements such that:
when the first drive interface element moves linearly, both the first and second instrument interface elements move in a same linear direction thereby driving both the first and second driving elements in the same direction; and
when the first drive interface element rotates, the first and second instrument interface elements move reciprocally in opposing linear directions thereby driving the first and second driving elements in opposing directions.

US Pat. No. 10,722,286

HIGH-VOLTAGE PULSE ABLATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

AtriCure, Inc., Mason, O...

1. A method of administering an ablation treatment to a patient, comprising:compressing a portion of a target tissue with a bipolar clamp assembly, the clamp assembly comprising a first jaw having a first electrode mechanism and a first face and a second jaw having a second electrode mechanism and a second face;
applying a high voltage pulse regimen to the target tissue with the bipolar clamp ablation assembly where the high voltage pulse regimen causes a dielectric breakdown of a cellular membrane tissue to create a lesion in the target tissue where a depth of the lesion is correlated to the high voltage pulse regimen; and
after applying the high voltage pulse regimen to the tissue, heating the tissue with the bipolar clamp ablation assembly to produce a visible mark to identify the lesion.

US Pat. No. 10,722,158

HANDHELD OXIMETER PROBE WITH REPLACEABLE PROBE TIP

ViOptix, Inc., Newark, C...

1. An oximeter device comprising:a first housing portion comprising:
a processor housed in the first housing portion;
a display, accessible from an exterior of the first housing portion, electronically coupled to the processor; and
a first electrical connector electronically coupled to the processor; and
a second housing portion, which removably couples with the first housing portion, comprising:
an optical sensor comprising a plurality of source structures, a plurality of detector structures, and a first plurality of optical waveguides that optically coupled to the plurality of source structures and the plurality of detector structures; and
a second electrical connector, mating with the first electrical connector, wherein the first housing portion and second housing portion are coupled together to form a handheld oximeter such that the first and second electrical connectors mate, the handheld oximeter comprises a proximal end formed by the first housing portion and a distal end formed by the second housing portion, a joint where the first and second housing portions meet together is flush, an entirety of the joint is between the proximal and distal ends, and the first and second housing portions together are configured to be held by a hand of the user such that the thumb and index finger of the user will grip the second housing portion while the first housing portion is cradled by a webbing between the thumb and index finger of the same hand.

US Pat. No. 10,722,024

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING BRISTLE FIELDS FOR BRUSHES

BRAUN GMBH, Kronberg (DE...

1. A method for producing bristle fields for brushes, wherein bristles are filled into at least one hole of a mold form (14) by means of a feed line (2) having an upstream end (8) with an inlet valve (7) and a downstream end (10) with an outlet valve (9) at the mold form (14), the method comprising the steps:forming at least one bundle (4) of bristles,
applying a predefined gas pressure above atmospheric pressure in the feed line (2) between the inlet valve (7) and the outlet valve (9),
inserting the bundle (4) of bristles into the feed line (2) at an insertion station (1) between the inlet valve (7) and the outlet valve (9) and maintaining the predefined pressure between the inlet valve (7) and the outlet valve (9),
draining off a first volume of gas from the feed line (2) via the outlet valve (9) while feeding a second volume of gas into the feed line (2) via the inlet valve (7), thereby moving the bundle (4) of bristles in the feed line (2) towards the mold form (14), wherein the pressure in the feed line (2) upstream and downstream of the bundle (4) of bristles is kept above atmospheric pressure.

US Pat. No. 10,721,981

MODULAR LIGHTED TREE WITH TRUNK ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS

Willis Electric Co., Ltd....

1. A lighted artificial tree, comprising:a first tree portion including a first trunk portion, a first plurality of branches joined to the first trunk portion, and a first light string, the first trunk portion having a first trunk wall defining a first trunk interior, a first trunk connector, and a first trunk wiring assembly, the first trunk wiring assembly electrically connectable to the first light string and the first trunk connector, at least a portion of the first trunk connector and at least a portion of the first trunk wiring assembly located within the first trunk interior; and
a second tree portion connectable to the first tree portion and including a second trunk portion, and a second light string, the second trunk portion having a second trunk wall defining a second trunk interior, a second trunk connector and a second trunk wiring assembly, the second trunk wiring assembly electrically connectable to the second lighting string and the second trunk connector, at least a portion of the second trunk wiring assembly located within the second trunk interior; and
wherein the second tree portion is mechanically and electrically connectable to the first tree portion by aligning the second trunk portion with the first portion along a common axis such that the second trunk interior receives a portion of the first trunk, thereby forming a mechanical connection between the first trunk portion and the second trunk portion and the first wiring assembly is electrically connected to the second wiring assembly, thereby forming an electrical connection between the first tree portion and the second tree portion; and
wherein the first trunk connector is mechanically and electrically connectable to the second trunk connector in more than two rotational alignment positions.
US Pat. No. 10,723,777

PEPTIDE HAVING ANTI-OBESITY AND ANTI-DIABETES EFFICACY AND USE THEREOF

CAREGEN CO., LTD., Anyan...

1. A peptide consisting of the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 4.

US Pat. No. 10,724,916

VEHICLE CONTROL DEVICE

Wabco GmbH, Hannover (DE...

1. A vehicle control unit comprising:an electronic circuit,
a circuit board,
a housing, and
at least one vehicle sensor, wherein the at least one vehicle sensor comprises a pressure sensor, wherein the at least one vehicle sensor is electrically connected to the electronic circuit for receiving measurement values, and wherein the vehicle sensor is electrically connected to the circuit board via an electrical conductor extending through an opening in the circuit board and secured thereto by at least one press-fit contact within the opening, wherein the vehicle sensor extends at least partially through a recess in the housing for measuring a pressure value and is mechanically connected to the housing via a latching connection and/or a plug connection and/or a bayonet connection and/or a clamped connection.

US Pat. No. 10,724,823

PROJECTILE ACCELERATOR WITH HEATABLE BARREL

Science Applications Inte...

16. A method comprising:heating, using one or more heaters positioned external to a bore of a barrel, a surface of the bore, wherein the barrel comprises a barrel entrance and a barrel exit positioned forward of the barrel entrance, and wherein the bore extends from the barrel entrance to the barrel exit;
placing a projectile in a breach chamber positioned behind the barrel entrance;
pressurizing, in a compression chamber, a propellant gas; and
accelerating, by release of the pressurized propellant gas from the compression chamber into the breach chamber, and while the surface of the bore is heated using the one or more heaters, the projectile from the breach chamber and through the bore.

US Pat. No. 10,724,649

MIXING VALVE

XIAMEN LOTA INTERNATIONAL...

1. A valve core for mixing valve, comprising:a first stop surface and a second stop surface;
a valve housing having a housing hole at a top thereof;
a valve shaft rotatably received in the valve housing, with a top portion of the valve shaft extending out from the housing hole, and a bottom portion of the valve shaft provided with a valve plate including a first regulating aperture and second regulating aperture;
a stop member, wherein the valve core defines an initial position in which the stop member engages with the first stop surface and a final position in which the stop member engages with the second stop surface, and the stop member is adjustably mounted to the portion of the valve shaft extending out from the housing hole so as to selectively protrude at either a first side or a second side of the valve shaft; and
a through hole transversely extending through the valve shaft, wherein the stop member is configured as a pin adapted to be mounted in the through hole.

US Pat. No. 10,724,528

COOLING SYSTEM FOR COOLING A MOTORCOMPRESSOR UNIT

NUOVO PIGNONE SRL, Flore...

1. A cooling system for cooling a first motorcompressor unit comprising a casing, a fluid intake, a fluid discharge, a first compressor area defined within the casing, a first motor area defined within the casing, a first compressor located in the first compressor area and a first motor located in the first motor area, the cooling system comprising:a second motorcompressor unit comprising a second motor area; and
at least a first duct fluidly connecting a fluid connection point of the second motorcompressor unit to a first fluid connection point of the first motorcompressor unit, the fluid connection point of the first motorcompressor unit located at the first motor area,
the at least a first duct comprising:
a first duct segment connected to the fluid connection point of the second motorcompressor unit,
a second duct segment connected to the fluid connection point of the first motorcompressor unit,
a first re-injection duct connected at an injection point to the first motor area,
a second re-injection duct connected at an injection point to the second motor area, and
two heat exchangers, wherein one of the two heat exchangers is provided on the first re-injection duct and the other of the two heat exchangers is provided on the second re-injection duct.

US Pat. No. 10,724,439

CHARGE GAS COMPRESSION TRAIN FOR ETHYLENE

NUOVO PIGNONE SRL, Flore...

1. A charge gas compression train for ethylene, comprising on the same shaft line a steam turbine and a first compressor comprising a first group of compression stages, a second group of compression stages and a third group of compression stages,the first group of compression stages comprising an outlet configured to be connected to a first intercooler inlet,
the second group of compression stages comprising a second compressor inlet configured to be connected to a first intercooler outlet, the second group of compression stages comprising a second compressor outlet configured to be connected to a second intercooler inlet, and
the third group of compression stages comprising a third compressor inlet configured to be connected to a second intercooler outlet,
the first, the second and the third group of compression stages being integrated in a first common casing and operating at the same rotation speed of the steam turbine; and
the first compressor comprising a plurality of unshrouded and shrouded impellers arranged within the first group of compression stages, wherein at least an unshrouded impeller is positioned upstream to at least a shrouded impeller and the unshrouded impeller has a larger diameter than the shrouded impeller.

US Pat. No. 10,724,263

SAFETY VACUUM RELEASE SYSTEM

PENTAIR WATER POOL AND SP...

1. A pumping system for at least one aquatic application, the pumping system comprising:a pump;
a motor coupled to the pump;
a user interface associated with the pump, the user interface configured to receive input instructions from a user; and
a controller in communication with the motor,
the controller measuring an actual power consumption of the motor,
the controller filtering the actual power consumption to obtain a current power consumption;
the controller comparing the current power consumption to a predetermined threshold value, and
the controller triggering a safety vacuum release system based on the comparison of the current power consumption and the predetermined threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,723,466

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE WATER CONTENT IN THE ATMOSPHERE, DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DETECTING ICING CONDITIONS AND COMPUTER PROGRAMS

ZODIAC AEROTECHNICS, Pla...

1. A device for determining the water content in the atmosphere, comprising:a laser emitter able to emit a laser beam intended to illuminate particles present in the atmosphere, said particles being water particles and/or ice particles,
a first out-of-focus imager having a first collection angle and able to capture at least one first image representing particles in a first range of sizes, and
a processing unit in communication connection with the first imager, and
a second out-of-focus imager having a second collection angle and able to capture at least one second image representing particles in a second range of sizes;
wherein the processing unit is in communication connection with the second imager, the processing unit being able to process the first and second images in order to determine the water content in the atmosphere, the processing unit being configured to calculate the mass of the particles per unit volume of the imaged particles on said first image and said second image and to determine the water content in the atmosphere by adding the mass calculated for the first image and the mass calculated for the second image.

US Pat. No. 10,723,245

SUPPORT BASE FOR A CHILD SAFETY SEAT

Wonderland Switzerland AG...

1. A support base for a child safety seat, comprising:a shell adapted to receive a child seat thereon, an end of the shell having a panel, and the shell further including a belt anchoring region adjacent to the panel, the belt anchoring region including a first and a second surface contiguous to each other, the second surface being supported by the panel and rising above the first surface;
a belt clamp pivotally connected with the shell, the belt clamp being operable to clamp a first and a second belt portion respectively adjacent to the first and second surface; and
a latching mechanism operable to lock the belt clamp in a clamping state.

US Pat. No. 10,723,084

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A TUBE SKIRT DECORATED WITH AN AESTHETIC LATERAL WELD

ALBEA SERVICES, Gennevil...

1. A method for producing a tube skirt for a flexible tube, said tube skirt being manufactured from a flat strip comprising a decorative film superimposed on a primary film, said primary film comprising a sealable inner layer at the lower surface of the strip as well as two stabilizing layers which import rigidity to a seam area and act as a reinforcement, said decorative film comprising a sealable outer layer at the upper surface of the strip, and a decorative layer, said method comprising:winding the flat strip into a form of a sleeve to shape the tube skirt;
superimposing a first side border of the strip on a second side border 2? of the strip to form an overlapping area, the sealable inner layer of the primary film of the first side border overlapping the sealable outer layer 7? of the decorative film 15? of the second side border 2?;
applying a heating temperature to the inside of the tube skirt at the inner face of the overlapping area to produce the side weld of the tube skirt;
simultaneously with the application of the heating temperature, applying compression between the outer and inner faces of the overlapping area so as to finalize the side weld of the tube skirt, wherein a different heating temperature is applied, simultaneously with the heating temperature applied to the inside of the tube skirt, on the outer face of the overlapping area, the different heating temperature being lower than the heating temperature applied to the inside of the tube skirt.

US Pat. No. 10,722,911

MOUNTING AND DISMOUNTING OF A PUMP WITH RESPECT TO THE RESERVOIR

ALBEA SERVICES, Gennevil...

1. A unit for dispensing a fluid product, comprising:a reservoir for packaging the product, consisting of a body surmounted by a neck defining an upper opening;
a system for dispensing the product;
a device for fixing the dispensing system to the reservoir;
said fixing device consisting of one single part having:
securing means on the neck of the reservoir actuated by an axial translational movement;
disconnection means with respect to the neck of the reservoir actuated by a rotational movement;
the neck of the reservoir comprising at least one radial projection, and having an annular edge around the upper opening, the fixing device comprising a skirt having an annular ring, corresponding to said securing means engaging with said annular edge of the neck for the snap-fitting of the fixing device on the neck of the reservoir,
wherein the skirt also has at least one ramp, corresponding to said disconnection means, engaging with said radial projection to unscrew the fixing device with respect to the neck of the reservoir.

US Pat. No. 10,722,831

SUBMICRON PARTICLE REMOVAL FROM GAS STREAMS

Stamicarbon B.V., Sittar...

4. A method for removing submicron particles from a gas stream, the method comprising: contacting a gas stream containing submicron particles in a Venturi ejector with an injected high velocity scrubbing liquid to provide a pumping action, wherein the scrubbing liquid has an initial velocity of at least 25 m/s and wherein the ratio of scrubbing liquid and gas flow is between 0.0005 and 0.0015 (m3/h)/(m3/h).

US Pat. No. 10,722,325

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR TREATING TEETH

SONENDO, INC., Laguna Hi...

1. A system for treating a tooth or gum tissue, the system comprising:a treatment device;
a tooth cap for supporting the treatment device during a treatment procedure, the tooth cap including a platform to support the treatment device, the platform comprising an access port to provide a portion of the treatment device with access to a treatment region of the tooth or gum tissue, and a wall coupled with and angled relative to the platform; and
a coupling material to be placed between the wall and the tooth or gum tissue to attach the tooth cap to the tooth, gum tissue, or both during treatment.

US Pat. No. 10,722,156

SLEEVE FOR A HANDHELD OXIMETRY PROBE

ViOptix, Inc., Newark, C...

20. A kit comprising:an oximeter device comprising:
a body portion comprising:
a rectangular tubular portion comprising a front side surface and a back side surface, coupled together by first and second side surfaces; and
a tip portion comprising:
a first finger rest surface, coupled to the front side surface, wherein the first finger rest surface is a convex surface that extends at a first angle in a first turn direction relative to the front side surface;
a front tip surface, coupled to the first finger rest surface, wherein the front tip surface extends at a second angle in a second turn direction relative to the first finger rest surface;
a bottom face surface, coupled to the front tip surface, wherein the bottom face surface extends at a third angle in the second turn direction relative to the first finger rest surface, and the bottom face surface comprises an opening which will retain a sensor head of the device;
a second finger rest surface, coupled to the back side surface, wherein the second finger rest surface is a concave surface that extends at a fourth angle in the first turn direction relative to the back side surface; and
a back tip surface, coupled between the second finger rest surface and the bottom face surface, wherein the back tip surface is a convex surface that extends at a fifth angle in the first turn direction relative to the second finger rest surface; and
a probe cover that conforms to a shape of one or more portions of the oximeter device comprising:
an open end into which a probe tip of the oximeter device is inserted in the probe cover, wherein the probe tip comprises an optical sensor, and when the probe tip is fully inserted in the probe cover;
an optical interface portion, wherein the optical interface portion is positioned against the optical sensor or the probe tip of the oximeter device when the probe tip is in the probe cover; and
a barrier coupled to the optical interface portion, wherein the barrier is a barrier for contaminants on a tissue being measured by the oximeter device from contacting the probe tip while allowing optical energy emitted by the optical sensor to pass through the optical interface portion of the probe cover to the tissue and allowing optical energy reflected by the tissue to pass through the optical interface portion of the probe cover to the optical sensor, wherein the optical interface portion comprises a thickness of less than about 250 microns.

US Pat. No. 10,721,966

ATOMIZER AND ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE HAVING SAME

SHENZHEN FIRST UNION TECH...

8. An electronic cigarette, comprising:an atomizer according to claim 1; and
a power supply configured for feeding the atomizer power.
US Pat. No. 10,721,955

EDIBLE ENERGY COMPOSITION WITH LOW CAFFEINE

International IP Holdings...

1. A love-caffeine edible energy composition consisting of:caffeine in an amount from about 0,00008 g/ml to about 0.0004 g/ml;
choline citrate in an amount from about 0.0004 g/ml to about 0.009 g/ml;
at least two vitamins selected the group consisting of vitamin B6, vitamin B12, folic acid and combinations thereof;
at least three members selected from the group consisting of N-acetyl L-tyrosine, L-phenylalanine, taurine, glucuronolactone, and combinations thereof;
at least one acidulant selected from the group consisting of malic acid and citric acid and combinations thereof;
at least one flavorant;
Sucralose; and
at least one preservative selected from the group consisting of benzoic acid derivatives, sorbic acid derivatives, EDTA and combinations thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,724,041

INCREASING LIPID PRODUCTION AND OPTIMIZING LIPID COMPOSITION

NOVOGY, INC., Cambridge,...

1. A recombinant cell comprising an exogenous nucleic acid molecule comprising a nucleotide sequence comprising at least 70% sequence homology with SEQ ID NO: 16 or 18.
US Pat. No. 10,723,872

CROSSLINKABLE ELASTOMER COMPOSITION, MOLDED ARTICLE, SEAL MEMBER, PLASMA TREATMENT APPARATUS AND SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING APPARATUS INCLUDING SAID SEAL MEMBER, AND AGENT FOR DECREASING HARDNESS OF MOLDED ARTICLE, METHOD FOR PRODUCING MOLDED ARTICLE

NICHIAS CORPORATION, Tok...

1. A crosslinkable elastomer composition including at least a hydrogen-free fluorine oligomer (a) and a crosslinkable elastomer, wherein:the crosslinkable elastomer includes at least:
one elastomer (B) selected from the group consisting of vinylidene fluoride/hexafluoropropene-based copolymers, vinylidene fluoride/hexafluoropropene/tetrafluoroethylene-based copolymers, tetrafluoroethylene/propylene-based copolymers; copolymers obtained by copolymerizing ethylene or perfluoroalkylvinyl ether with these copolymers; block copolymers of vinylidene fluoride/hexafluoropropene/tetrafluoroethylene-based copolymers and tetrafluoroethylene/ethylene alternating copolymers or polyvinylidene fluoride; and silicone rubber,and/ora perfluoroelastomer (A) containing as copolymer units a perfluoroolefin, a perfluorovinyl ether selected from the group consisting of perfluoro(alkylvinyl) ethers, perfluoro(alkoxyvinyl) ethers, and mixtures thereof, and a curing site monomer, the crosslinkable elastomer includes the perfluoroelastomer (A), and
the proportion of the perfluoroelastomer (A) is 99.5 or less when the total weight of the crosslinkable elastomer is taken to be 100.

US Pat. No. 10,724,987

SENSOR CIRCUIT FOR CONTROLLING, DETECTING, AND MEASURING A MOLECULAR COMPLEX

Roche Sequencing Solution...

1. A device, the device comprising:a precharging voltage source;
a first cell electrode;
a second electrode, the second electrode configured to apply a liquid potential to a liquid in contact with a nanopore positioned electrically between the first cell electrode and the second electrode;
a capacitor electronically coupled to the first cell electrode;
an electronic switch that selectively couples the capacitor to the precharging voltage source;
an analog-to-digital converter electrically coupled to the capacitor; and
a processor programmed to:
send a precharge signal to the electronic switch to close the electronic switch and electrically couple the capacitor to the precharging voltage source;
precharge the capacitor to a set voltage at a beginning of a measurement period;
send a signal to the electronic switch to open the electronic switch to decouple the capacitor from the precharging voltage source; and
measure a decay in voltage across the capacitor during the measurement period using the analog-to-digital converter.

US Pat. No. 10,724,926

POWER TOOL SYSTEM

CHERVON (HK) LIMITED, Wa...

1. A power tool system, comprising:a power tool including an electrical device;
a power device for powering the electrical device;
a fault detection subsystem for detecting failure of at least one of the electrical device, the power device, or a connection circuit connected between the electrical device and the power device;
a source-based transceiver for at least transmitting data corresponding to the failure detected by the fault detection subsystem; and
a data retrieval or process equipment comprising a terminal transceiver adapted to receive data from the source-based transceiver, the data retrieval or process equipment independent of the power tool and configured to be remotely removed away from the power tool,
wherein the power device comprises a main power supply circuit for powering the electrical device, and an auxiliary power supply circuit for powering the fault detection subsystem,
wherein the main power supply circuit and the auxiliary power supply circuit both connect to the power device and the fault detection subsystem still works by power of the auxiliary power supply circuit when the main power supply circuit is disabled, and
wherein the data retrieval or process equipment is further configured to:
transmit a signal to the main power supply circuit indicating that the voltage of the power device is less than a first control voltage while maintaining the auxiliary power supply circuit for powering the fault detection system, when the received data indicates that the voltage of the power device is less than the first control voltage; and
transmit a stop signal to stop the auxiliary power supply circuit for powering the fault detection system, when the received data indicates that the voltage of the power device is less than a second control voltage, thereby providing hierarchical control of the power device.

US Pat. No. 10,724,810

HEAT CONDUCTIVE SHEET

ZEON CORPORATION, Chiyod...

1. A heat conductive sheet comprising a flame retardant resin and a particulate carbon material, whereinthe particulate carbon material has a particle size distribution in which a frequency of particles having a particle diameter of 30 ?m or more and 150 ?m or less is 20% or more,
an amount of the particulate carbon material in the heat conductive sheet is 30% by mass or more and 55% by mass or less, and
a thickness of the heat conductive sheet is 50 ?m or more and 120 ?m or less.

US Pat. No. 10,724,718

ROTATABLE RETROFIT TRIM LIGHTING DEVICE

Feit Electric Company, In...

12. A retrofit trim lighting device comprising:a bracket for mounting the retrofit trim lighting device, the bracket comprising an opening and a planar portion having first and second linear segments each aligned along a singular bracket axis and a circular segment centered on the singular bracket axis, the circular segment having an exterior perimeter of a first diameter and an interior perimeter, the interior perimeter being defined by the opening, wherein (a) the planar portion defines a bracket plane, (b) proximal ends of the first and second linear segments each intersect and in part define opposing sides of the exterior perimeter of the circular segment, (c) distal ends of the first and second linear segments extend outwardly beyond the exterior perimeter and define opposing ends of the planar portion, (d) a width of each of the first and second linear segments in the bracket plane and transverse to the singular bracket axis is less than the first diameter, and (e) the opening defines a rotation axis that passes through the opening and that is normal to the bracket plane;
a retrofit housing comprising at least one light engine; and
an engagement element secured to the retrofit housing through the opening of the bracket such that, when so secured, the retrofit housing and the bracket are rotatable relative to one another, with the rotation being about the rotation axis.

US Pat. No. 10,723,719

UREA DERIVATIVES AND USES THEREOF

Kala Pharmaceuticals, Inc...

1. A compound of the formula:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof;
wherein
each instance of RM is independently hydrogen, halogen, substituted or unsubstituted acyl, substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted alkenyl, substituted or unsubstituted alkynyl, substituted or unsubstituted carbocyclyl, substituted or unsubstituted heterocyclyl, substituted or unsubstituted aryl, substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl, —ORM1, —N(RM1)2, —SRM1, —CN, —SCN, —C(?NRM1)RM1, —C(?NRM1)ORM1, —C(?NRM1)N(RM1)2, —C(?O) RM1, —C(?O)ORM1, —C(?O)N(RM1)2, —NO2, —NRM1C(?O)RM1, —NRM1C(?O)ORM1, —NRM1C(?O) N(RM1)2, —OC(?O)RM1, —OC(?O)ORM1, or —OC(?O) N(RM1)2, or two instances of RM are joined to form substituted or unsubstituted carbocyclyl, substituted or unsubstituted heterocyclyl, substituted or unsubstituted aryl, or substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl;
each instance of RM1 is independently hydrogen, substituted or unsubstituted acyl, substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted alkenyl, substituted or unsubstituted alkynyl, substituted or unsubstituted carbocyclyl, substituted or unsubstituted heterocyclyl, substituted or unsubstituted aryl, substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl, a nitrogen protecting group when attached to a nitrogen atom, an oxygen protecting group when attached to an oxygen atom, or a sulfur protecting group when attached to a sulfur atom, or two instances of RM1 are joined to form substituted or unsubstituted heterocyclyl;
RL is substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, a nitrogen protecting group, or of the formula:

Ring L is substituted or unsubstituted carbocyclyl, substituted or unsubstituted heterocyclyl, substituted or unsubstituted aryl, or substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl;
each instance of RL1 is independently hydrogen, halogen, substituted or unsubstituted acyl, substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted alkenyl, substituted or unsubstituted alkynyl, substituted or unsubstituted carbocyclyl, substituted or unsubstituted heterocyclyl, substituted or unsubstituted aryl, substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl, —ORL1a, —N(RL1a)2, —SRL1a, —CN, —SCN, —C(?NRL1a)RL1a, —C(?NRL1a)ORL1a, —C(?NRL1a)N(RL1a)2, —C(?O)RL1a, —C(?O)ORL1a, —C(?O) N(RL1a)2, —NO2, —NRL1aC(?O)RL1a, —NRL1aC(?O)ORL1a, NRL1aC(?O)N(RL1a)2, —OC(?O) RL1a, —OC(?O)ORL1a, —OC(?O)N(RL1a)2, or a nitrogen protecting group when attached to a nitrogen atom, or two instances of RL1 are joined to form substituted or unsubstituted carbocyclyl, substituted or unsubstituted heterocyclyl, substituted or unsubstituted aryl, or substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl;
each instance of RL1a is independently hydrogen, substituted or unsubstituted acyl, substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted alkenyl, substituted or unsubstituted alkynyl, substituted or unsubstituted carbocyclyl, substituted or unsubstituted heterocyclyl, substituted or unsubstituted aryl, substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl, a nitrogen protecting group when attached to a nitrogen atom, an oxygen protecting group when attached to an oxygen atom, or a sulfur protecting group when attached to a sulfur atom, or two instances of RL1a are joined to form substituted or unsubstituted heterocyclyl;
RN is hydrogen, substituted or unsubstituted C1-6 alkyl, or a nitrogen protecting group;
RP is hydrogen, substituted or unsubstituted C1-6 alkyl, or a nitrogen protecting group;
m is 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4; and
l is 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5.

US Pat. No. 10,723,543

METERED VALVE FOR DISPENSING PRODUCT

PRECISION VALVE CORPORATI...

1. A valve for use in a valve assembly, the valve configured to dispense a predetermined metered dose of product from a container upon actuation of the valve, the valve comprising:a housing having a hollow cylindrical body with an open top end, a planar base, an outer surface, and an aperture through the planar base;
a dose chamber having a lower cylindrical body portion with an open bottom end and an upper cylindrical body portion with an open top end, wherein the upper cylindrical body portion projects from the lower cylindrical body portion along a vertical axis, wherein the upper and lower cylindrical body portions are in fluid communication via an aperture through the vertical axis, and wherein the upper cylindrical body comprises an annular disc member projecting radially therefrom;
an annular gasket seated at the open end of the upper cylindrical body;
a valve stem with a bore in a top portion thereof defining an upper passageway along the vertical axis, a bore in a bottom portion thereof defining a lower passageway along the vertical axis, a first horizontal orifice through the stem communicating with the upper passageway, and a second horizontal orifice through the stem communicating with the lower passageway, wherein the stem is axially displaceable along the vertical axis and is biased by a spring in the upper cylindrical body so that a portion of the stem projects through the annular gasket;
a sealing element disposed about an outer circumference of the lower passageway below the second horizontal orifice;
a piston disposed in the lower cylindrical body and biased against the planar base by a spring and an upper end of the lower cylindrical body;
wherein the dose chamber comprises a first horizontally disposed aperture and a second horizontally disposed aperture, wherein the first horizontally disposed aperture is below the disc member to provide fluid communication between the housing and the upper cylindrical body portion, wherein the dose chamber is disposed in the housing so that the disc member seals the open top end, and
a sealing member disposed about an outer circumference of the lower cylindrical body portion to cover the second horizontally disposed aperture,
wherein the stem is displaceable along the axis to dispense the predetermined metered dose of product.

US Pat. No. 10,723,519

CLOSURE FOR A PACKAGE

Closure Systems Internati...

1. A closure comprising:a polymeric top wall portion;
a polymeric annular skirt portion depending from the polymeric top wall portion, the annular skirt portion including an internal thread formation for mating engagement with an external thread formation of a container, the polymeric annular skirt portion including an interior surface and an exterior surface;
a polymeric continuous plug seal depending from the polymeric top wall portion, the continuous plug seal spaced from the interior surface of the polymeric annular skirt portion; and
a plurality of polymeric top seals depending from the polymeric top wall portion, the plurality of polymeric top seals located between and spaced from the continuous plug seal and the polymeric annular skirt portion;
a plurality of supporting walls depending from the polymeric top wall portion, the plurality of supporting walls located between and spaced from the continuous plug seal and the polymeric annular skirt portion,
wherein the plurality of top seals and the plurality of supporting walls are integrally connected thereto and are in an alternating inner and outer pattern, the combination of the plurality of top seals and the plurality of supporting walls being continuous.

US Pat. No. 10,723,494

PAPER SHEET BUNDLING APPARATUS

GLORY LTD., Himeji-shi, ...

1. A paper sheet bundling apparatus comprising:a tape bundling unit having a holding unit, and configured to bundle stacked paper sheets with a tape held by the holding unit;
a reel unit in which a tape roll is set, the reel unit configured to be arranged above the tape bundling unit with respect to a vertical direction and configured to allow a motor to rotate the tape roll in a feeding direction in which the tape is fed and in a winding direction in which the tape is wound;
a tape transport unit having a pair of rollers sandwiching the tape and a transport path provided between the reel unit and the tape bundling unit with respect to the vertical direction, the tape transport unit configured to allow the pair of rollers to transport the tape drawn from the tape roll to the tape bundling unit when the tape bundling unit performs bundling, the tape transport unit configured to cause the tape to be in a stand-by state in which the tape is arranged along the transport path when the tape bundling unit does not perform bundling; and
a paper sheets transport unit having an arm for transporting the stacked paper sheets to the tape bundling unit, wherein
the reel unit is disposed in an upper portion of a housing of the paper sheet bundling apparatus, and the tape transport unit transports the tape downward from the reel unit with respect to the vertical direction,
when the tape bundling unit does not perform bundling, the reel unit performs a specific operation of rotating the tape roll in the feeding direction at a predetermined time to reduce tensile force in the tape with respect to the vertical direction,
the tape bundling unit forms a small tape loop by using the tape fed from the reel unit, and the small tape loop is thereafter enlarged in the vertical direction by the tape being fed from the reel unit to form a large tape loop, before the paper sheets transport unit transports the stacked paper sheets to the tape bundling unit,
the paper sheets transport unit transports the stacked paper sheets into the large tape loop by the arm, and
the tape bundling unit bundles the stacked paper sheets by reducing the size of the large tape loop.

US Pat. No. 10,723,413

BICYCLE MANUAL CONTROL DEVICE AND BICYCLE ELECTRONIC SYSTEM

Campagnolo S.r.l., Vicen...

1. A bicycle manual control device for issuing at least one electric-electronic command to at least one piece of bicycle equipment, the bicycle manual control device comprising:a support body, configured to be fixed to a bicycle,
at least one manual actuation member supported in a movable manner by the support body,
on-board electronics having a standby mode and an operating mode, and
a movement detector of the bicycle configured to emit a wake signal to bring said on-board electronics from the standby mode to the operating mode.

US Pat. No. 10,723,174

BICYCLE FREE WHEEL AND WHEEL HUB COMPRISING SUCH A FREE WHEEL

Campagnolo S.r.l., Vicen...

1. A bicycle free wheel comprising:a first annular body, at least partially ferromagnetic, rotatable about a rotation axis (X), configured to be rotatably integral with sprockets of a bicycle and comprising a first crown gear;
a second annular body rotatable about said rotation axis (X), configured to be rotatably integral with a rear wheel of a bicycle and comprising a second crown gear matching with and facing towards said first crown gear;
said first annular body being axially mobile with respect to the second annular body between an engagement condition in which the first crown gear is coupled with the second crown gear and a disengagement condition in which the first crown gear is decoupled from the second crown gear;at least one magnetic body, having an axial extension, arranged radially externally with respect to said first annular body;said first annular body in the disengagement condition at least partially axially overlapping an axial extent of the magnetic body.

US Pat. No. 10,723,101

OPTICAL LAMINATE STRUCTURE AND TOUCH SENSING DEVICE HAVING THE SAME

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Yao...

1. An optical laminate structure comprising:a first layer made of a material that may cause outgassing, the first layer having a bonding face;
a second layer having a bonding face;
at least one step on the bonding face of the first layer;
a retarder layer between the first layer and the second layer, the retarder layer having a first bonding face facing the first layer and a second bonding face facing the second layer;
a first adhesive layer bonding together the bonding face of the first layer and the first bonding face of the retarder layer, the first adhesive layer having a hardness that suppresses the outgas sing in an interface between the first layer and the first adhesive layer; and
a second adhesive layer bonding together the bonding face of the second layer and the second bonding face of the retarder layer, the second adhesive layer being more flexible than the first adhesive layer,
wherein the first adhesive layer includes at least one first warpable portion, each first warpable portion of the at least one first warpable portion being in contact with a respective step of the at least one step and warped so as to protrude toward the second adhesive layer,
wherein the retarder layer includes at least one second warpable portion, each second warpable portion of the at least one second warpable portion being in contact with a respective first warpable portion of the at least one first warpable portion and warped so as to protrude toward the second adhesive layer,
wherein the second adhesive layer is distorted, yielding and conforming to the at least one second warpable portion of the retarder layer, and thereby absorbs a height of the at least one second warpable portion,
wherein the first layer has a retardation value in a range of from 0 nm to 3,000 nm, and
wherein the retarder layer has a retardation value in a range of from 3,000 nm to 30,000 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,722,996

AIRFOIL MACHINE COMPONENTS POLISHING METHOD

NUOVO PIGNONE SRL, Flore...

1. A method for polishing a machine component, the method comprising:arranging a machine component in a container and constraining the machine component to the container, the machine component comprising at least one airfoil portion comprised of a suction side, a pressure side, a leading edge, and a trailing edge;
adding a polishing mixture in the container, the polishing mixture containing at least abrasive powder, a liquid and metal particles; and
vibrating the container and the machine component constrained thereto, thereby generating a polishing mixture flow along a surface of the airfoil portion until a final arithmetic average roughness equal to or less than 0.3 ?m is achieved on at least a portion of the airfoil portion surface, wherein the dimension and shape of the airfoil portion in contact with the polishing mixture flow is substantially unaltered.

US Pat. No. 10,722,840

METHODS FOR TREATING EXHAUST GAS IN A PROCESSING SYSTEM

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...

1. A method for treating an exhaust gas in an exhaust conduit of a substrate processing system, comprising:flowing the exhaust gas and a reagent gas into the exhaust conduit of the substrate processing system;
forming a plasma from the exhaust gas and reagent gas, using a plasma source, to convert the exhaust gas to abatable byproduct gases; and
injecting a non-reactive gas into the exhaust conduit at a location upstream from a pump and downstream of the plasma source to maintain a desired pressure in the exhaust conduit for the conversion of the exhaust gas to the abatable byproduct gases.

US Pat. No. 10,722,360

PROSTHETIC VALVE WITH RADIALLY-DEFLECTABLE TISSUE ANCHORS

CARDIOVALVE LTD., Or Yeh...

1. An expandable prosthetic valve configured for implantation within a native heart valve, the prosthetic valve comprising:an expandable annular valve body;
a plurality of atrial anchoring arms extending from the annular valve body, each atrial anchoring arm comprising:
a proximal arm end secured to the annular valve body,
a terminal arm end opposite from the proximal arm end,
a first arm portion situated between the proximal arm end and the terminal arm end, and
a second arm portion situated between the first arm portion and the terminal arm end,
wherein the proximal arm end and terminal arm end of at least one atrial anchoring arm are configured to be situated at the same circumferential position about the annular valve body; and
a plurality of ventricular anchoring legs extending from the annular valve body,
wherein at least one ventricular anchoring leg is configured to assume:
a leg delivery configuration in which the at least one ventricular anchoring leg is configured to be radially constrained within a delivery device, and
a deployed-leg configuration in which the at least one ventricular anchoring leg is configured to pivot radially outward by an angle of less than 90° from the leg delivery configuration about a connection point between the at least one ventricular anchoring leg and the annular valve body,
wherein the at least one atrial anchoring arm is configured to assume:
an arm delivery configuration in which the at least one atrial anchoring arm is configured to be radially constrained within the delivery device such that the at least one atrial anchoring arm extends in a first upstream direction from the annular valve body, and
a deployed-arm configuration in which:
the first arm portion of the at least one atrial anchoring arm is configured to deflect radially outward from the arm delivery configuration to extend in a downstream direction from the annular valve body, and
the second arm portion of the at least one atrial anchoring arm is configured to deflect radially outward from the arm delivery configuration to extend from the annular valve body in a second upstream direction, the first upstream direction being angled relative to the second upstream direction, and
wherein when the at least one atrial anchoring arm is arranged in the deployed-arm configuration, the at least one atrial anchoring arm is configured to extend radially outward from the annular valve body such that the terminal arm end of the at least one atrial anchoring arm:
is situated upstream from the rest of the at least one atrial anchoring arm, and
forms an outer-most portion of the at least one atrial anchoring arm, relative to a longitudinal axis extending through the center of the annular valve body.

US Pat. No. 10,722,115

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR CLASSIFYING DIABETIC AND MACULAR DEGENERATION

Ohio University, Athens,...

1. A method for determining a propensity to develop diabetic retinopathy, and/or macular degeneration in a subject, comprising:a) measuring a set of 3-dimensional features in a captured retinal image of the subject by using:
i) a segmentation step of retinal vasculature and blood vessel edge profiling;
ii) a feature extraction step that measures:
contrast in 0°, and 90° orientations,
lacunarity considering foreground pixels only, and
lacunarity considering foreground and background pixels;
iii) a classification step using a three-layer neural network;
b) comparing the set of the 3-dimensional features measured in step (a) relative to a set of 3-dimensional features in control retinal images, and
c) determining the risk for developing diabetic retinopathy and/or macular degeneration being relatively high in the subject where there are differences between the subject retina as compared to the control retinal images.
US Pat. No. 10,723,772

FOLLISTATIN IN TREATING DUCHENNE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY

Shire Human Genetic Thera...

1. A method of treating Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) comprisingadministering to an individual who is suffering from or susceptible to DMD an effective amount of a recombinant follistatin protein comprising an amino acid sequence having at least 95% identity to SEQ ID NO: 1 or 2 fused to an Fc domain via a peptide linker, and wherein the peptide linker comprises a sequence at least 95% identical to SEQ ID NO: 5, 6 or 7.
US Pat. No. 10,722,559

MANNOSE-6-PHOSPHATE BEARING PEPTIDES FUSED TO LYSOSOMAL ENZYMES

Shire Human Genetic Thera...

1. A nucleic acid encoding a targeted therapeutic fusion protein comprising:a lysosomal enzyme, and
a lysosomal targeting moiety,
wherein the lysosomal targeting moiety is a prosaposin peptide comprising an amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 4, containing at least one N-linked glycosylation site, and
wherein the fusion protein, once administered in vivo, results in reduced lysosomal storage.
US Pat. No. 10,724,129

PRECIPITATION HARDENED HIGH NI HEAT-RESISTANT ALLOY

DAIDO STEEL CO., LTD., N...

1. A precipitation hardened Ni heat-resistant alloy having a component composition consisting of, in terms of mass %:Cr: 14% to 25%;
Mo: 15% or less;
Co: 15% or less;
Cu: 5% or less;
Al: 4% or less;
Ti: 0.9% to 4%;
Nb: 6% or less,
provided that Al+Ti+Nb is 1.0% or more; and
inevitable impurities including at least C and N,
with a balance being Ni,
wherein C is contained in an amount of 0.01% or less, and
wherein N, fixed as carbonitride, is contained in such an amount that a Michelin point determined from inclusions extracted by an evaluation method according to ASTM-E45 is 100 or less.

US Pat. No. 10,724,948

PORTABLE DIFFRACTION-BASED IMAGING AND DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEMS AND METHODS

The General Hospital Corp...

1. A diagnostic system comprising:a radiation source configured to generate illumination radiation;
a sample holder configured to support a sample so that the sample is exposed to the illumination radiation;
a detector configured to obtain one or more diffraction images of the sample, wherein each of the diffraction images comprises information corresponding to optical properties of sample constituents; and
an electronic processor configured to, for each of the one or more diffraction images:
(a) for each sample constituent in the diffraction image, identify a corresponding diffraction pattern;
(b) analyze the diffraction pattern for each sample constituent to obtain spatial amplitude distribution information and spatial phase distribution information corresponding to the sample constituent;
(c) determine whether each sample constituent comprises a target analyte conjugated to a particle based on at least one of the spatial amplitude distribution information and the spatial phase distribution information corresponding to the constituent; and
(d) determine an amount of at least one of the conjugated target analytes in the sample based on at least one of the spatial amplitude distribution information and the spatial phase distribution information.

US Pat. No. 10,724,891

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MEASURING LEVEL

Hall Labs LLC, Provo, UT...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a vessel comprising a cavity;
a differential pressure sensor having a first port and a second port;
a reference tube that connects the first port of the differential pressure sensor to a bottom portion of the cavity;
an impulse tube that connects the second port of the differential pressure sensor to an impulse tube ending;
wherein at least a portion of the impulse tube extends through the cavity and ends at a fluid inlet;
wherein the fluid inlet is located at a level above the reference tube; and
wherein the level is between the reference tube and a full height of the vessel.

US Pat. No. 10,724,857

REAL-TIME BOLT MONITORING SYSTEM

Smart Wires Inc., Union ...

1. A fastening system with real-time connection monitoring, the system comprising:a bolt having a head and a threaded body;
a nut matched to the threaded body;
an ultrasonic transceiver coupled to the head of the bolt, the ultrasonic transceiver being configured to transmit an ultrasonic signal into the bolt and towards a reflecting surface of the threaded body wherein at least a portion of the ultrasonic signal is reflected from the reflecting surface, to receive the portion of the ultrasonic signal reflected from the reflecting surface, and to measure a time of flight of the transmitted ultrasonic signal responsive to the reflected portion of the ultrasonic signal;
a probe in contact with the ultrasonic transceiver wherein the probe comprises a spring-loaded pin for contacting the ultrasonic transceiver; and
a controller connected to the probe and configured to initiate the transmission of the ultrasonic signal using the probe, calculate an effective length of the bolt based on the measured time of flight, and determine whether the calculated effective length is outside an expected length range;
wherein the bolt and the nut are configured to fasten a first item and a second item, the first item and the second item being disposed between the head of the bolt and the nut.

US Pat. No. 10,724,758

HEAT INDEX THERMOSTAT

Qatar Foundation for Educ...

1. A heat index thermostat, comprising:a microcontroller having a plurality of input terminals including at least an input terminal adapted for receiving a signal from an indoor temperature sensor, an input terminal adapted for receiving a signal from an indoor relative humidity sensor, and an output terminal adapted for actuating a heating/cooling device, wherein the microcontroller further comprises an input terminal adapted for receiving a signal from an external temperature sensor;
a user interface connected to the microcontroller, the user interface having means for entering a temperature into the microcontroller for regulating indoor temperature in a space to be temperature regulated;
memory connected to the microcontroller;
means stored in the memory for providing a heat index temperature corresponding to temperature and indoor humidity, the means including a heat index lookup table;
software stored in the memory and executable by the microcontroller, the software including:
i) means for shutting off the heating/cooling device when the signal from the external temperature sensor (Text) is less than or equal to a maximum external temperature before the heating/cooling device is turned on (TThreshold);
ii) means for sending an actuating signal to the output terminal to actuate the heating/cooling device to obtain and thermostatically maintain an indoor temperature of (TST(min)) when the signal from the external temperature sensor is greater than TThreshold and less than or equal to a sum of TThreshold and a change in temperature ?T (TThreshold+?T);
iii) means for sending an actuating signal to the output terminal to actuate the heating/cooling device to obtain and thermostatically maintain an indoor temperature of (TST(min)+1) when the signal from the external temperature sensor is greater than (TThreshold+?T) and less than or equal to a sum of TThreshold and two times the change in temperature ?T (TThreshold+2?T);
iv) means for sending an actuating signal to the output terminal to actuate the heating/cooling device to obtain and thermostatically maintain an indoor temperature of (TST(min)+1) when the signal from the external temperature sensor is greater than (TThreshold+?T) and less than or equal to a sum of TThreshold and two times the change in temperature ?T (TThreshold+2?T);
v) means for sending an actuating signal to the output terminal to actuate the heating/cooling device to obtain and thermostatically maintain an indoor temperature of (TST(min)+3) when the signal from the external temperature sensor is greater than (TThreshold+3?T) and less than or equal to a sum of TThreshold and four times the change in temperature ?T (TThreshold+4?T); and
vi) means for sending an actuating signal to the output terminal to actuate the heating/cooling device to obtain and thermostatically maintain an indoor temperature of (TST(min)+4) when the signal from the external temperature sensor is greater than (TThreshold+4?T) and less than or equal to a sum of TThreshold and five times the change in temperature ?T (TThreshold+5?T);
vii) means for using the heat index lookup table to determine an indoor temperature required to produce an indoor heat index temperature equal to the temperature entered into the user interface given an indoor relative humidity signal from the indoor relative humidity sensor;
viii) means for sending an actuating signal to the output terminal to actuate the heating/cooling device to obtain the indoor temperature determined from the lookup table;
ix) means for thermostatically monitoring the signal from the indoor temperature sensor and actuating the heating/cooling device to maintain the indoor temperature determined from the lookup table; and
x) means for using the heat index lookup table to determine the indoor heat index temperature given the signals from the indoor relative humidity and indoor temperature sensors, and for thermostatically actuating the heating/cooling device to maintain the indoor heat index equal to the temperature entered into the user interface.

US Pat. No. 10,724,644

FLUID CONTROL VALVE

CKD CORPORATION, Komaki-...

1. A fluid control valve for controlling high-temperature fluid, the fluid control valve comprising:a valve body including: a valve chamber communicating with a first flow passage and a second flow passage, and a valve seat provided in the valve chamber;
a metal diaphragm configured to contact with and separate from the valve seat;
a stem configured to move the metal diaphragm up and down; and
an actuator configured to drive the stem, wherein
the first flow passage includes a first orifice having a diameter of 50% or less of a diameter of a circular flow passage calculated by converting a cylindrical flow passage area defined between the valve seat and the metal diaphragm when separated from the valve seat into the diameter of the circular flow passage, or, the second flow passage includes a second orifice having a diameter of 50% or less of the diameter of the circular flow passage,
the fluid control valve has a Cv value that varies between a minimum Cv value and a maximum Cv value due to unstable behaviors of the metal diaphragm due to heating by the high-temperature fluid,
a flow passage area of the valve seat is defined as the cylindrical flow passage area between the valve seat and the metal diaphragm when the metal diaphragm is separated from the valve seat, and
the first orifice or the second orifice has a flow passage area defined to provide a minimum Cv value that is more than 50%, the minimum Cv value being assumed to be 100% when the flow passage area of the first or second orifice is equal to the flow passage area of the valve seat.

US Pat. No. 10,724,347

VIRTUAL BRAKE SYSTEM

The Charles Machine Works...

1. A method comprising:using a rotating spindle to drive rotation of a drill string;
selecting a desired spindle orientation;
rotating the spindle to the desired spindle orientation;
advancing the drill string;
monitoring the spindle position while advancing the drill string; and
rotating the spindle to maintain the desired spindle orientation while advancing the drill string.

US Pat. No. 10,724,243

PROCESS FOR IN-LINE EXTRUSION OF COATING ONTO ROOFING SHINGLES DURING MANUFACTURING AND ROOFING SHINGLES MADE BY THE PROCESS

Building Materials Invest...

1. A method of fabricating roofing shingles comprising the steps of:(a) conveying a mat of substrate material having a first and a second surface in a downstream direction;
(b) ejecting a stream of molten polymeric material directly onto the first surface of the mat of substrate material as the mat is conveyed in the downstream direction to deposit a film of molten polymeric material on the first surface;
(c) cooling the film of molten polymeric material to cure the film, bond the polymeric material to the mat of substrate material, and form a waterproof coating on the mat of substrate material;
(d) coating the second surface of the mat of substrate material with a bituminous coating that is at least partially molten;
(e) embedding ceramic-coated granules into the bituminous coating to form a protective layer and to produce roofing shingle stock;
(f) cutting the roofing shingle stock to form individual shingles; and
(g) bundling the individual shingles for storage and shipment;
step (b) being performed before step (d); and
step (c) is conducted before step (e).

US Pat. No. 10,723,757

6-SUBSTITUTED ESTRADIOL DERIVATIVES AND METHODS OF USE

ENDECE LLC, Mequon, WI (...

1. A compound of a formula:
wherein
R1, R2, R3 and R4 are independently selected from hydrogen, C1-C6 alkyl, halo, a sulfate, a glucuronide, and —OH;
R9 is selected from hydrogen and C1-C6 alkyl;
R11 is selected from H, C1-C6 alkyl, a sulfate, and a glucoronide;
X is selected from —(CH2)m—O—(CH2)nCH3, —(CH2)m—S—(CH2)nCH3, and —(CH2)m—NH—(CH2)nCH3;
Y is selected from hydrogen, ?O and —OH;
m is an integer selected from 4-8;
n is an integer selected from 0-4;
the symbol represents either a single or a double bond capable of forming a keto group at position 17; and
the symbol represents any type of bond regardless of the stereochemistry; or the respective enantiomers, stereochemical isomers, tautomers or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,723,565

CONVEYANCE METHOD AND CONVEYANCE APPARATUS

HIRATA CORPORATION, Kuma...

1. A conveyance method of conveying a conveyance target object by loading the conveyance target object on a slider, wherein the slider is connected to a ball nut threadably engaged with a ball screw shaft, and the conveyance method comprises:a step of rotating the ball screw shaft by an electric motor;
a step of applying a braking force which is a rotation resistance to the ball screw shaft by a non-electric resistance changing unit;
a step of setting at least one of a driving force of the electric motor and the braking force of the resistance changing unit so that the slider will stop when a predetermined external force acts on the slider during conveyance and changes the slider to an overload state regardless of the presence/absence of the conveyance target object loaded on the slider and a weight of the conveyance target object; and
a step of unidirectionally controlling, by using a one-way rotation transmission mechanism, a transmission direction of a rotation force toward the ball screw shaft by the electric motor when the slider is to move in a vertical direction,
wherein in the step of unidirectionally controlling,
when the balls screw shaft is rotated so as to move the slider in an upward direction, the one-way rotation transmission mechanism cuts off transmission of the rotation force of the electric motor and the braking force of the resistance changing unit, and
when the ball screw shaft is rotated so as to move the slider in a downward direction, the one-way rotation transmission mechanism allows the transmission of the rotation force of the electric motor and the braking force of the resistance changing unit.

US Pat. No. 10,723,458

EXPANDABLE CARGO STORAGE, TRANSPORTATION MEANS SECTION, TRANSPORTATION MEANS AND METHOD OF OPERATING A CARGO STORAGE, A TRANSPORTATION MEANS SECTION, OR A TRANSPORTATION MEANS

AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH, ...

1. An expandable cargo storage for a transportation means, comprisinga first storage wall and a second storage wall opposite of the first storage wall, and
a plurality of foldable walls arranged between the first and the second storage wall, each of the plurality of foldable walls being foldable between a first position in which the respective foldable wall is arranged essentially in parallel with the second storage wall, and a second position in which the foldable wall is arranged essentially perpendicularly to the second storage wall,
wherein, when each of the foldable walls is arranged in its first position, the cargo storage is in a first operational state enclosing a first volume, and when each of the foldable walls is in its second position, the cargo storage is in a second operational state enclosing a second volume which is larger than the first volume,
further comprising a first expandable section which comprises at least a part of the plurality of foldable walls, the first expandable section comprises one or more supporting portions arranged between the first storage wall and the second storage wall such as to define one or more cargo bays adjacent to the supporting portions when the cargo storage is in its second operational state,
wherein a first foldable wall of the plurality of foldable walls comprises a first section and a second section,
wherein the first section of the first foldable wall is pivotably coupled to the second section of the first foldable wall such as to be foldable relative to the second section about a first axis, and
wherein the first section of the first foldable wall is further pivotably coupled to a first one of the supporting portions such as to be foldable relative to the first supporting portion about a second axis that is parallel to the first axis,
wherein the second section of the first foldable wall is further pivotably coupled to a second one of the supporting portions such as to be foldable relative to the second supporting portion about a third axis that is parallel to the first axis,
wherein a second foldable wall of the plurality of foldable walls comprises a first section and a second section,
wherein the first section of the second foldable wall is pivotably coupled to the second section of the second foldable wall such as to be foldable relative to the second of the second foldable wall about a fourth axis that is perpendicular to the first axis,
wherein the second section of the second foldable wall is pivotably coupled to the second one of the supporting portions such as to be foldable relative to the second supporting portion about a fifth axis that is perpendicular the fourth axis and the cargo storage further comprising a fixed compartment extending between the first storage wall or the second storage wall and the expandable section, wherein the fixed section has the same dimensions when the cargo storage is in its first operational state and when the cargo storage is in its second operational state.

US Pat. No. 10,723,027

ROBOT SYSTEMS INCORPORATING CLOUD SERVICES SYSTEMS

Toyota Research Institute...

1. An on-premise computing device comprising a processor and a non-transitory memory device storing machine-readable instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to:receive raw sensor data from a robot;
pre-process the raw sensor data to remove unnecessary information from the raw sensor data and obtain pre-processed data;
transmit the pre-processed data to a cloud services system;
receive, from the cloud services system, an object type, an object pose, and an object location of an object corresponding to the pre-processed data; and
transmit a signal to the robot based on at least one of the object type, the object pose, and the object location of the object, the signal comprising one or more instructions usable by the robot to manipulate the object.

US Pat. No. 10,723,000

MULTI-FUNCTION CLAMP

TTI (MACAO COMMERCIAL OFF...

15. A clamp comprising:a first arm including a cylindrical end portion;
a first handle fixed to the first arm opposite the end portion;
a second arm movable relative to the first arm;
a second handle movable toward the first handle to move the second arm toward the first arm,
a first clamp pad pivotally coupled to the second arm; and
a second clamp pad movable between a first position in which the second clamp pad overlays the cylindrical end portion and a second position in which the second clamp pad is spaced from the cylindrical end portion,
wherein the clamp is configured as a face clamp when the second clamp pad is in the first position, and
wherein the clamp is configured as a pocket hole clamp when the second clamp pad is in the second position.

US Pat. No. 10,722,080

FOAM-AT-A-DISTANCE SYSTEMS AND ANTI-DRIP MECHANISMS FOR SUCH SYSTEMS

GOJO Industries, Inc, Ak...

1. A foam-at-a-distance system comprising:a dispenser housing configured to be mounted below a counter;
a spout configured to be mounted above a counter
a container configured to be mounted below a counter;
a foam generator having a suck-back mechanism located within the spout;
a liquid pump portion;
an air pump portion;
a liquid conduit placing the liquid pump portion in fluid communications with a liquid inlet in the foam generator;
an air conduit placing the air pump portion in fluid communications with an air inlet in the foam generator;
the foam generator having a housing;
the housing having a first portion with a first inside bore and a second portion with a second inside bore, wherein the first inside bore has a smaller diameter than the second inside bore;
a piston having a first seal in contact with the first inside bore;
a second seal extending from the piston and in contact with the second inside bore;
wherein the piston includes a hollow stem;
a first mixing chamber located downstream of the first seal and upstream of the second seal;
a liquid inlet located upstream of the first seal;
an air inlet located downstream of the first seal and upstream of the second seal;
an aperture in the side of a wall into the piston extending into the interior of the hollow stem configured to create a fluid flow path through the piston;
a second mixing chamber located in the large bore;
one or more mix media located downstream of the second mixing chamber; and
an outlet;
wherein movement of the second seal in an upstream direction provides negative pressure in the second mixing chamber and draws in fluid from the outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,721,959

APPARATUS FOR DETERMINATION OF THE POSITION OF AN INSERT IN ROD-LIKE ARTICLES OF THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY

International Tobacco Mac...

1. An apparatus for determination of the position of an insert in rod-like articles (1) of the tobacco industry, provided witha conveyor (2) for rod-like articles (1) adapted for transporting rod-like articles (1) in a direction of transporting (T) perpendicular to the lengthwise axis (Z) of the rod-like article (1) in a predetermined plane of transporting (A),
a radiation source (6),
at least one detector (7, 7A, 7B, 7C, 7D, 7E, 7F),
characterised in that the apparatus is provided with
a set of at least two sections (F1, F2) of a detector (7, 7A, 7B, 14) and/or two detectors (7C, 7D, 7E, 7F), where the sections (F1, F2) of the detector (7, 7A, 7B, 14) or two detectors (7C, 7D, 7E, 7F) are placed one behind the other in the direction of transporting (T) on the conveyor (2) of rod-like articles (1) in a predetermined spatial orientation in which the radiation (R) hitting on the sections (F1, F2) of the detector (7, 7A, 7B, 14) or the detectors (7C, 7D, 7E, 7F) passes through the rod-like article (1) at different angles (?1, ?2);
the apparatus is further provided with a controller (20) adapted to receive from the sections (F1, F2) of the detector (7, 7A, 7B) and/or the detectors (7C, 7D, 7E, 7F) a sequence of signals (S), where each sequence of signals (S) corresponds to the same rod-like article (1) transported on the conveyor (2), and moreover
the controller (20) is adapted so that it determines the position of the insert (1E) in the rod-like article (1) on the basis of the sequence of signals (S) and the parameters of the predetermined spatial orientation of placement of the detectors (7, 7A, 7B, 14, 7C, 7D, 7E, 7F).

US Pat. No. 10,724,897

CASCADED GAPPED CANTILEVER FOR LOW-FREQUENCY VIBRATION SENSING

National Science Foundati...

1. A sensor device to be connected to a support and for detecting vibrations, the sensor device comprising:a base for connecting to the support;
a proof mass movable relative to the base;
a mechanical beam connecting the base to the proof mass, the mechanical beam comprising an inner surface;
a piezo beam having a first end and extending to a second end, the piezo beam comprising a sensing material, the first end being directly attached to the base, the second end being directly attached to the proof mass; and
at least one ridge extending from the inner surface of the mechanical beam to the piezo beam, such that the at least one ridge is in direct contact with the piezo beam and forms a plurality of gaps between the piezo beam and the mechanical beam, the mechanical beam and the piezo beam being in opposing relationship relative to the at least one ridge such that the movement of the piezo beam is consistent with movement of the proof mass.

US Pat. No. 10,724,849

DISPLACEMENT MEASURING APPARATUS

Keyence Corporation, Osa...

1. A displacement measuring apparatus for measuring a displacement at a predetermined position of a measurement object, the displacement measuring apparatus comprising:a light projector including a measurement light source and a light projection lens that receives light from the measurement light source, and the light projector configured to emit strip-shaped measurement light extending in a first direction, to the measurement object;
a scanning part including a scanning mirror that is configured to perform scanning using the measurement light in a second direction crossing the first direction;
a light receiver including a two-dimensional light receiving element, the two-dimensional light receiving element configured to output a received-light quantity distribution for displacement measurement in response to sequentially receiving the measurement light, and the measurement light made to scan by the scanning part and be reflected back from different positions in the second direction of the measurement object;
a setting unit configured to receive setting of a measurement position, at which a displacement is measured, in a range scannable by the scanning part;
an angle measuring unit configured to measure an irradiation angle of the scanning mirror;
a measurement controller configured to acquire a first irradiation angle of the scanning mirror that is measured by the angle measuring unit at the time the measurement light is emitted to the measurement position while the measurement controller moves the scanning mirror in a first scanning range that is narrower than the scannable range to cause the measurement light to irradiate at least the measurement position that is set by the setting unit, and the measurement controller further configured to acquire a second irradiation angle of the scanning mirror that is measured by the angle measuring unit at the time the measurement light is emitted to the measurement position while the measurement controller moves the scanning mirror in a second scanning range that covers the first irradiation angle and that is narrower than the first scanning range; and
a displacement measuring unit configured to acquire the received-light quantity distribution for displacement measurement output from the light receiver and to measure the displacement at the measurement position on a basis of the second irradiation angle and the position in the second direction of the measurement position.

US Pat. No. 10,724,585

BRAKE PAD

Meritor Heavy Vehicle Bra...

1. A brake pad for a heavy vehicle disc brake, the brake pad comprising:a layer of friction material having a friction face for contacting and retarding rotation of a brake rotor, the brake pad defining a first circumferential surface and a second circumferential surface for contact with a first circumferential pad abutment surface and a second circumferential pad abutment surface, respectively, of a disc brake in use; and
a first spring forming at least part of the first circumferential surface and arranged to contact the first circumferential pad abutment surface and urge the brake pad, in use, towards the second circumferential pad abutment surface, wherein the first circumferential surface is curved and the first spring, at least in a compressed condition, is curved in a similar shape as the first circumferential surface.

US Pat. No. 10,724,486

FLUID INJECTOR HAVING A DIRECTOR PLATE

DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES IP LI...

1. A fluid injector for injecting fluid into an atmosphere, said fluid injector comprising:a fluid inlet which communicates fluid into said fluid injector;
a valve seat downstream of said fluid inlet, said valve seat having a valve seat aperture extending therethrough;
a valve member which is moveable between 1) a closed position which blocks said valve seat aperture, thereby preventing fluid communication through said valve seat aperture and 2) an open position which unblocks said valve seat aperture, thereby allowing fluid communication through said valve seat aperture;
a director plate located downstream of said valve seat, said director plate having a first director plate aperture extending therethrough which aspirates from said atmosphere and a second director plate aperture extending therethrough which discharges fluid from said fluid injector to said atmosphere; and
a fluid flow channel which includes an upper wall formed by said valve seat and also includes a lower wall which is opposed to said upper wall and which is formed by said director plate, said fluid flow channel being formed between said valve seat and said director plate and extending from an inlet end to an outlet end such that said first director plate aperture and said second director plate aperture extend through said director plate from said fluid flow channel and such that said first director plate aperture is located between said inlet end and said second director plate aperture, wherein said inlet end is open to, and proximal to, said valve seat aperture, wherein said fluid flow channel decreases in cross-sectional area in a direction from said inlet end toward said first director plate aperture, and wherein said fluid flow channel increases in cross-sectional area in a direction from said first director plate aperture toward said second director plate aperture.

US Pat. No. 10,724,478

INSULATION MATERIALS COMPRISING FIBERS HAVING A PARTIALLY CURED POLYMER COATING THEREON, STRUCTURES INCLUDING SUCH INSULATION MATERIALS, AND METHODS OF INSULATING SUCH STRUCTURES

Northrop Grumman Innovati...

1. An insulation material, comprising:a heat-affected region comprising fibers with a ceramic thereon; and
a virgin material region comprising the fibers comprising a partially cured preceramic polymer coating thereon and disposed in a cross-linked polymeric matrix, wherein a preceramic polymer of the partially cured preceramic polymer coating comprises a material selected from the group consisting of a polycarbosilane, a polysilazane, a polysiloxane, and combinations thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,723,843

PROCESS FOR PREPARING PLATINUM ORGANOSILOXANE COMPLEXES USING AN ENONE ADDITIVE

Dow Silicones Corporation...

1. A process for forming a product comprising a platinum organosiloxane complex, wherein the process comprises:1) combining starting materials comprisingA) a platinous halide;
B) a ketone;
C) an enone additive distinct from any other starting materials or rearrangement products thereof where the enone additive is a compound of formula (I) and/or formula (II), where formula (I) is
and formula (II) iswhere R1 to R10 are each independently selected from hydrogen, an alkyl group having from 1 to 6 carbon atoms, or a phenyl group, or where any two of R1 to R10 may combine to form one or more carbocyclic groups; with the proviso that when R1 is methyl, one of R2 and R3 is hydrogen and the other of R2 and R3 is methyl, and R5 and R6 are both hydrogen;then R4 is not methyl; andD) a polyorganosiloxane having, per molecule, 2 to 4 silicon bonded terminally unsaturated hydrocarbon groups having from 2 to 6 carbon atoms and any remaining silicon bonded organic groups being monovalent hydrocarbon groups of 1 to 12 carbon atoms.

US Pat. No. 10,723,684

BISPHENOL ALTERNATIVE DERIVED FROM RENEWABLE SUBSTITUTED PHENOLICS AND THEIR INDUSTRIAL APPLICATION

UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE, ...

38. The composition according to claim 37, further comprising one or more additives selected from the group consisting of fibers, reinforcing materials, clays, silicates, fillers, whiskers, nanofibers, nanoclays, nanofillers, nanowhiskers, solvents, flow additives, pigments, corrosion inhibitors, film formers, defoamers, coupling agents, antioxidants, stabilizers, flame retardants, reheating aids, plasticizers, flexibilizers, anti-fogging agents, and nucleating agents.

US Pat. No. 10,723,592

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MONITORING AN ELEVATOR BELT

THYSSENKRUPP ELEVATOR AG,...

1. An elevator end termination for an elevator belt, comprising:a wedge housing;
a segmented wedge disposed axially within the wedge housing;
wherein the segmented wedge comprises at least two wedge members spaced apart from one another to define a space therebetween;
at least one pressure sensor disposed in the space defined between the at least two wedge members; and
wherein the at least one pressure sensor registers compressive pressure exerted between the at least two wedge members.

US Pat. No. 10,723,448

ROTOR BLADE WEIGHT SYSTEM

Textron Innovations Inc.,...

1. A weight system for a rotor blade, comprising:a weight box open in a spanwise direction, the weight box extending both forward and rearward relative to a pitch change axis;
a weight guide rod connected to the weight box, the weight guide rod extending in the spanwise direction through an interior of the weight box; and
a span balance weight disposed within the weight box, the span balance weight being captured between the weight guide rod and the weight box;
wherein the span balance weight is configured for insertion into the weight box and removal from the weight box via the spanwise direction opening of the weight box;
wherein the weight box is substantially closed on all sides except for the spanwise direction opening; and
wherein the weight box comprises at least one mounting aperture that extends generally orthogonal relative to the spanwise direction.

US Pat. No. 10,723,377

VEHICLE KINETIC CONTROL SYSTEM FOR A REAR WHEEL OF A VEHICLE

TRW Limited, Solihull, W...

1. A vehicle kinematic control circuit for a vehicle, the circuit in use adjusting the track of one or more rear wheels of the vehicle through a limited angular range, in which the circuit comprises:an electric motor, the motor in use being connected mechanically to at least one rear wheel of the vehicle such that angular movement of the rotor of the motor causes an angular variation of the track of the rear wheel,
the motor comprising a stator and a rotor and at least two independently operable sets of phase windings, each set comprising at least two phase windings,
a motor bridge driver circuit comprising at least two motor bridges, a first one of the motor bridges being connected to one of the sets of phase windings and a second motor bridge being connected to a different set of the set of phase windings, and
one or more microcontrollers which each generate motor control signals for supply to at least one associated motor bridges,
whereby in normal operation at least one of the microcontrollers generates motor control signals that are passed to the at least one associated motor bridge in turn to apply appropriate PWM modulated voltage waveforms to the set of phase windings connected to that bridge to drive the rotor of the motor in a first manner thereby to actively steer the rear wheel, and characterised by further comprising:
a fault detection circuit which monitors the operation of the at least one microcontroller, the motor bridge driver circuit, and the at least two sets of phase windings, thereby to detect a fault condition,
in which in the event of a fault condition being detected the circuit is adapted to cause one of the non-faulty motor bridges and an associated non-faulty set of phase windings to be operated to drive the rotor of the motor in a second, different manner.