US Pat. No. 10,114,181

OPTICAL FERRULE FOR MULTI-FIBER CABLE AND HARDENED MULTI-FIBER OPTIC CONNECTOR THEREFORE

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. A fiber optic connector and cable assembly comprising:a fiber optic cable including a jacket, a plurality of optical fibers contained within the jacket, and first and second strength components positioned on opposite sides of the optical fibers; and
a hardened fiber optic connector relative to which the first and second strength components are anchored, the fiber optic connector including a connector body in which a plurality of spring-biased multi-fiber ferrules are mounted, the multi-fiber ferrules being laterally spaced from each other along a dimension perpendicular to a width of the ferrules, the hardened fiber optic connector also including a robust fastener.

US Pat. No. 10,114,179

OPTICAL CONNECTOR, PIN KEEPER, PIN INSERTION JIG, EXPANSION MEMBER, AND PIN INSERTION TOOL

SEI OPTIFRONTIER CO., LTD...

1. An optical connector that is connected to another connector in a predetermined connection direction, the optical connector comprising:a ferrule that includes insertion holes into which pins to be connected to the another connector are to be inserted; and
a pin keeper that is provided on a side of the ferrule opposite to the another connector and includes retaining holes retaining the pins inserted into the insertion holes,
wherein the pin keeper includes a pair of side portions in which the retaining holes are formed, and a bottom portion that connects end portions of the pair of side portions, and
the retaining holes are formed in a shape in which inside surfaces of the side portions facing each other are notched, the optical connector further comprising
a housing that receives the ferrule and the pin keeper,
wherein the housing includes a first opening through which an expansion member widening the pair of side portions is inserted into the housing, and
the pair of side portions is pushed to be widened when the expansion member is inserted from the first opening and comes into contact with the inside of each of the side portions.

US Pat. No. 10,114,172

MULTIMODE BEAM COMBINER

OFS FITEL, LLC, Norcross...

1. A fiber combining system, comprising:(a) mode adapters, each mode adapter comprising:
(a1) a core, comprising:
(a1A) a core input end having an input fundamental mode field diameter (MFD); and
(a1B) a core output end having an output fundamental MFD, the output fundamental MFD being larger than the input fundamental MFD;
(a1C) a mode expander between the core input end and the core output end; and
(a1D) a core index of refraction; and
(a2) a cladding surrounding the core, the cladding comprising a cladding index of refraction, the cladding index of refraction being less than the core index of refraction; and
(b) a combiner, comprising:
(b1) a combiner input end optically coupled to the adapters' core output ends;
(b2) a combiner output end; and
(b3) a down-tapered region between the combiner input end and the combiner output end.

US Pat. No. 10,114,153

OPTICAL ASSEMBLY AND THE METHOD TO MAKE THE SAME

UBright Optronics Corpora...

1. An optical assembly, comprising:a first optical film having a first surface;
an adhesive disposed on the first surface of the first optical film, wherein the adhesive comprises a photo-curable portion and a thermally-curable portion mixed with the photo-curable portion; and
a second optical film comprising a photo-curable material, wherein the adhesive is bonded to the second optical film through the bonding between the photo-curable portion of the adhesive and the photo-curable material of the second optical film without relying on the bonding between the thermally-curable portion of the adhesive and the photo-curable material of the second optical film.

US Pat. No. 10,114,132

OPTIMAL PHASE RELATIONSHIP

CONOCOPHILLIPS COMPANY, ...


wherein the two to eight vibratory sources are positioned proximate to a predetermined location on a surface of earth.

US Pat. No. 10,114,120

UNIDIRECTIONAL NEAR-FIELD FOCUSING USING NEAR-FIELD PLATES

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. A method for unidirectional subwavelength focusing and near-field manipulation using near-field plates, the method comprising:generating a source field pattern from an excitation source at a focal plane;
generating a subwavelength field pattern from a near-field plate when the near-field plate is excited by the excitation source, the near-field plate being at a distance, d, from the excitation source;
forming a desired field pattern at the focal plane from the subwavelength field pattern and the source field pattern, the focal plane being at a distance, L, from the excitation source; and
configuring the desired field pattern to be a unidirectional subwavelength field pattern in a desired direction by increasing the amplitude of the desired field pattern in the desired direction.

US Pat. No. 10,114,088

METHOD FOR THE GENERATION OF RADICALS FOR DYNAMIC NUCLEAR POLARIZATION AND USES THEREOF FOR NMR, MRS AND MRI

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDER...

1. A method for the preparation of a sample comprising highly polarized nuclear spins, comprising at least the following steps:a) provision of molecules in a solid state selected from the group consisting of: molecules with 1,2-dione structural units, molecules with 2,5-diene-1,4-dione structural units, and combinations thereof;
b) generation of radicals from these molecules in the solid state by photo induced electron transfer by a first electromagnetic irradiation in the visible or ultraviolet frequency range;
c) dynamic nuclear polarization in the presence of a magnetic field in the solid state by applying a second electromagnetic irradiation with a frequency adapted to transfer spin polarization from electrons to the nuclear spins leading to a highly polarized state thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,114,039

SELECTIVELY GEOMETRIC SHAPED CONTACT PIN FOR ELECTRONIC COMPONENT TESTING AND METHOD OF FABRICATION

Johnstech International C...

1. A method of making contacts pins for use in integrated circuit testing where said pins have sidewalls which join at edges which are initially sharp edges and which some of the edges are then selectively radiused comprising the steps of:a. forming a blank of planar material;
b. defining a shape of a pin in the form of an outline of a pin on the blank;
c. cutting the blank along said outline to partially physically separate part of the pin with the remaining portion of the pin still attached to the blank, thereby creating sharp corner edges where the blank has been cut;
d. subsequently, after cutting the blank along said outline, and exposing a part of a finished pin shape, mechanically radiusing all edges of the blank thereby removing said sharp corner edges of that portion of the pin shape which has its edges exposed from cutting away of the blank;
e. cutting the blank away from the remainder of the pin outline to create a singulated pin completely separated from the blank, thereby creating edges of the pin shape which are not radiused and retain said sharp corner edges;
so that a planar pin which results has edges which are radiused and edges which are not radiused on different portions of the same pin.

US Pat. No. 10,113,888

POSITION DETECTION APPARATUS, APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME AND POSITION DETECTION METHOD

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A position detection apparatus comprising:a first position detector (a) being an optical position detector used with an optical scale provided with multiple periodic patterns whose periods are mutually different and (b) configured to receive lights from the multiple periodic patterns when moving relatively to the optical scale with a movement of a movable member to generate multiple first detection signals respectively changing at periods corresponding to the periods of the multiple periodic patterns;
a second position detector being a non-optical position detector and configured to generate a second detection signal changing with the movement of the moveable member; and
a calculator configured to (a) produce a first position signal by using the multiple first detection signals, (b) produce a second position signal whose resolution is different from that of the first position signal, by using the second detection signal, and (c) perform a calculation for combining the first position signal with the second position signal to produce a signal showing an absolute position of the movable member,
wherein the first position signal has multiple folded-back portions; and
the resolution of the second position signal is a resolution capable of specifying one of the multiple folded-back portions.

US Pat. No. 10,113,885

METHOD AND ROTATIONAL ANGLE SENSOR FOR MEASURING AN ANGULAR POSITION OF A ROTATABLE SIGNAL-INDUCING UNIT

1. A method for measuring an angular position of a rotatable signal-inducing unit, including:a signal-inducing unit, which has a center electrode disposed in a signal-inducing unit plane and a rotary electrode disposed in the signal-inducing unit plane, the rotary electrode being conductively connected to the center electrode and laterally offset therefrom;
a sensor unit electrically isolated from the signal-inducing unit and having a first sensor electrode disposed in a sensor plane and at least one second sensor electrode disposed in the sensor plane, the sensor electrodes being arranged in a circle around a ground electrode disposed in the sensor plane, the signal-inducing unit plane and the sensor plane being oriented substantially parallel to one another,
wherein the signal-inducing unit is supported so as to be rotatable about the center electrode, the rotary electrode is movable along a circular path in the region of the sensor electrodes, and the center electrode is aligned with the ground electrode,
wherein the ground electrode is configured to influence a capacitance of the center electrode, and
wherein the rotary electrode is configured to influence a capacitance of at least one of the sensor electrodes according to the angular position of the signal-inducing unit,
the method comprising the following steps:
disconnecting the ground electrode from a ground potential;
determining a first reference capacitance value representative of an instantaneous capacitance of the first sensor electrode and at least one second reference capacitance value representative of an instantaneous capacitance of the second sensor electrode;
connecting the ground electrode to the ground potential;
determining a first capacitance value representative of an instantaneous capacitance of the first sensor electrode and at least one second capacitance value representative of an instantaneous capacitance of the second sensor electrode; and
calculating an angle value representative of the angular position of the signal-inducing unit using the reference capacitance values and the capacitance values.

US Pat. No. 10,113,882

INDICATING DEVICE, IN PARTICULAR A PRESSURE GAUGE

ASCO AS, Luce (FR)

1. An indicating device comprising:a basic housing comprising a drive mechanism that drives a rotary indicator needle that is mobile relative to a dial,
an interface housing attached to the basic housing,
at least one rotary screen borne by the interface housing, for identifying an operating zone, of which the angular position about the axis of the needle is adjustable,
a protective cover fixed removably to the interface housing and, when removed, allowing the position of the rotary screen to be adjusted without detaching the interface housing from the basic housing.

US Pat. No. 10,113,881

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PROVIDING AN ELECTRONIC APPOINTMENT SCHEDULER FOR A VEHICLE

Volkswagen Aktiengesellsc...

1. A method for providing an electronic appointment scheduler for a vehicle, the method comprising:acquiring, from a mobile user device, appointments with associated time data and geographical positions, the appointments being transferred from the mobile user device to a control unit of an in-vehicle system;
acquiring a residual energy amount available for powering the vehicle;
acquiring data on a geographical road network, including geographical positions of energy supply facilities suitable for the vehicle;
generating, in the control unit, a route plan and an energy replenishment plan with consideration of the time data and geographical positions associated with the appointments and with consideration of an available residual energy amount and an energy consumption by the vehicle on a potential travel route;
calculating appointment-associated supplemental time periods associated with the appointments, which are derived based on the route plan and the energy replenishment plan;
generating and outputting an appointment schedule with the appointments and the appointment-associated supplemental time periods associated with the appointments; and
displaying the appointment schedule on a touchscreen display, the touchscreen display configured to operate in a first operating mode in which an appointment sequence of individual appointments in the appointment schedule is shown in a graphical list and a second operating mode in which the individual appointments and appointment-associated supplemental time periods are shown together, and in the second operating mode free time periods are listed in the schedule along with the individual appointments and the appointment-associated supplemental time periods,
wherein in the second operating mode the schedule is displayed and a manipulatable icon is displayed over the schedule, the manipulatable icon visually representing the individual appointments and the appointment-associated supplemental time periods,
wherein when an appointment sequence is changed, then effects on other parts of the appointment schedule are analyzed,
wherein when the time data associated with an appointment is changed, then effects on other parts of the appointment schedule are analyzed,
wherein when an appointment-associated supplementary time period is changed, then effects on other parts of the appointment schedule are analyzed, and
wherein in the second operating mode, the individual appointments are manipulated by performing a touch gesture to the manipulatable icon, the touch gesture comprising at least one of dragging, spreading or pinching the manipulatable icon; wherein the appointment scheduler is switched at least between two operating modes via an operating action, wherein, in a first operating mode, the appointments and the supplementary time periods caused by the route plan and/or energy replenishment plan are shown and the time data associated with an appointment and/or a supplementary time period are shifted in time by an operating action, and wherein, in a second operating mode, the supplementary time periods are faded out and the appointment sequence is changed by an operating action; and
wherein, if in consideration of all limiting conditions based on which the appointment schedule is generated, a time conflict between appointments and supplementary periods is detected, a warning message is output and optionally a list of suggestions for eliminating the time conflict is displayed.

US Pat. No. 10,113,878

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SHARED TRANSPORT

Uber Technologies, Inc., ...

1. A network computer system comprising:one or more processors;
a set of memory resources to store a set of instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to:
receive, over one or more networks, a plurality of transport-related requests from a plurality of computing devices of requesters, each transport-related request specifying a set of parameters, including a pickup location and a drop-off location;
select a service provider to provide a transport pool for a set of transport-related requests from the plurality of transport-related requests by:
determining a number of service providers that satisfy criteria for providing the transport pool for each transport-related request of the set of transport-related requests, the criteria including (i) a distance proximity for each service provider of the number of service providers relative to the pickup locations of the set of transport-related requests, based on current location information provided by geo-aware components of a computing device of each service provider, and (ii) an availability state of each service provider of the number of service providers;
determining, based at least in part on the number of service providers, a range of trip completion times for the set of transport-related requests to be fulfilled by the transport pool;
determining an alternative trip completion time for a singular transport without transport pooling, based on the set of parameters;
determining a first constraint that sets a limit for the range of trip completion times, based on the alternative trip completion time; and
determining that the selected service provider from the number of service providers satisfies the first constraint.

US Pat. No. 10,113,877

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING DIRECTIONAL INFORMATION

1. A system for providing directional information to a user about a target of interest comprisingan angle sensor configured to sense information about the orientation of a part of the body of the user and to output a pointing angle;
a location sensor configured to obtain information about the location of the user and/or changes in the location of the user and to output a user location signal;
a target storage module coupled to the angle sensor and to the location sensor and configured to receive a target distance signal from the user, the pointing angle from the angle sensor, and the user location signal from the location sensor, to store a target data element, the target data element comprising information about the pointing angle, the location signal, and the target distance signal for later recall, and to output the target data element;
a target-angle module coupled to the angle sensor, the target storage module, and the location sensor, and configured to receive the pointing angle from the angle sensor, the target data element from the target storage module, and the user location signal from the location sensor, to compute a relative position of the user based on the user location signal and the target data element, to compute a target angle based on the target data element and the relative position of the user, and to output an error signal corresponding to the difference between the pointing angle and the target angle;
and a signal-output module coupled to the target-angle module and configured to receive the error signal from the target-angle module and, based on the error signal, to output a feedback signal that is detectable by the user;
wherein the angle sensor is configured to output an additional pointing angle, wherein the target-angle module is configured to output an additional error signal, and wherein the signal-output module is configured to output an additional feedback signal in response to a reorientation of the part of the body of the user.

US Pat. No. 10,113,872

MICRO-ELECTRO-MECHANICAL DEVICE WITH COMPENSATION OF ERRORS DUE TO DISTURBANCE FORCES, SUCH AS QUADRATURE COMPONENTS

STMicroelectronics S.r.l....

1. A gyroscope comprising:a substrate;
elastic elements;
a drive system; and
a plurality of movable mass systems elastically coupled to the substrate and the drive system by the elastic elements, the plurality of movable mass systems being configured to be driven by the drive system, each of the plurality of movable mass systems including:
a suspended mass configured to be subjected to disturbance forces; and
a damping mass coupled to the suspended mass by elastic elements and configured to resonate at its natural frequency in response to the respective movable mass systems being driven by the drive system, the damping mass being configured to reduce movements of the suspended mass due to the disturbance forces.

US Pat. No. 10,113,869

DEVICE FOR IDENTIFYING CHANGE IN VERTICAL DIRECTION BY USING AIR PRESSURE MEASUREMENT VALUE

Asahi Kasei Kabushiki Kai...

11. A floor map display device comprising:an air pressure-type vertical direction movement identifying device including:
an air pressure sensor configured to output an air pressure signal;
a vertical direction speed signal output unit configured to input the air pressure signal, and to output a first signal indicating a speed in a vertical direction of the air pressure sensor;
a vertical direction movement distance signal output unit configured to input the first signal, and to output a second signal indicating a continuous movement distance in the vertical direction of the air pressure sensor; and
a vertical direction movement signal output unit configured to input the first signal and the second signal, and to output a third signal indicating that the air pressure sensor moves in the vertical direction; and
a floor map display unit configured to display a floor map of a floor where a user is located, based on the third signal,
wherein the third signal indicates that moving equipment used to move the air pressure sensor is an escalator or stairs.

US Pat. No. 10,113,861

OPTICAL SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR THE DETERMINATION OF STRESS IN A SUBSTRATE

BROWN UNIVERSITY, Provid...

32. A method for determining multidimensional stress components in a material, the method comprising:directing a first optical pump pulse and a second optical pump pulse towards the material, wherein the first optical pump pulse and the second optical pump pulse induce a first surface wave on the material traveling in a first direction;
directing a first optical probe pulse at the surface of the material, wherein the first optical pulse probe is diffracted by the first surface wave;
determining a first variation in a transient optical response of the material due to the first surface wave;
directing a third optical pump pulse and a fourth optical pump pulse towards the material, wherein the third optical pump pulse and the fourth optical pump pulse induce a second surface wave on the material traveling in a second direction;
determining a second variation in a transient optical response of the material due to the second surface wave; and
based on the first variation and second variation, determining at least a first and a second stress component of a stress tensor, wherein the first stress component represents a stress in a first direction and the second stress component represents a stress in a second direction.

US Pat. No. 10,113,858

DISTRIBUTED DELAY-LINE FOR LOW-COHERENCE INTERFEROMETRY

Medlumics S.L., Madrid (...

1. An optical coherence tomography system comprising:an optical source configured to provide a beam of radiation;
an optical element configured to direct a first portion of the beam of radiation toward a sample arm and a second portion of the beam of radiation toward a reference arm; and
a detector configured to receive the first and second portions of the beam of radiation from the sample arm and reference arm,
wherein the reference arm includes a plurality of stages, each stage having a fixed group delay element and a group delay modulator, wherein the fixed group delay element and group delay modulator are configured to introduce a group delay such that the first portion of the beam of radiation corresponding to a distinct axial scanning depth range interferes with the second portion of the beam of radiation, wherein frequencies of phase modulation signals applied to each group delay modulator are the same and equal to a phase modulation frequency applied to a delay line in the sample arm.

US Pat. No. 10,113,857

SELECTIVE AMPLIFICATION OF OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY SIGNALS

1. A swept-source optical coherence tomography system for recording sub-surface structure of an analyzed object, said optical coherence tomography system comprising:a swept light source configured for generating coherent light with a wavenumber varying with time, where the swept light source comprises a laser that has an approximately periodically linear wavenumber-vs-time characteristic over each sweep;
an interferometric system configured for splitting the generated light onto a reference arm and a sample arm, where the sample arm is for projecting light onto and receiving light from the analyzed object, and where the received light interferes with light returning from the reference arm to produce an interference signal;
a photo-detector configured for recording a photo-detector signal in response to the interference signal, wherein the photo-detector signal includes a first component and a second component, wherein the first component has a higher frequency than the second component;
a signal processing unit comprising a variable gain amplifier configured for selectively amplifying a selected frequency window of the recorded photo-detector signal, wherein the gain of the variable gain amplifier is selected to be proportional to the frequency such that the first component of the signal is amplified more than the second component, and for generating a digitized signal from the selectively amplified photo-detector signal, the signal processing unit further comprising at least one band pass filter or at least one high pass filter; and
a data processing unit configured for calculation of at least one A scan from the digitized signal.

US Pat. No. 10,113,856

LINE-FIELD IMAGING SYSTEMS AND METHODS INCORPORATING PLANAR WAVEGUIDES

CARL ZEISS MEDITEC, INC.,...

1. An interferometric imaging system for imaging a light scattering object comprising:a light source for generating a beam of radiation;
a beam divider for separating the beam into reference and sample arms, wherein the sample arm contains the light scattering object to be imaged;
one or more lenses arranged to create and project a line of light from said beam of radiation to the light scattering object to be imaged;
a linear detector array arranged to receive light scattered from the object and light from the reference arm and generate signals in response thereto;
a processor for generating an image in response to signals generated by the detector; and
a planar waveguide positioned such that the line of light on the light scattering object is imaged to said planar waveguide in at least one dimension, said planar waveguide for reducing transverse modes in said one dimension.

US Pat. No. 10,113,850

TOOL FOR DISCLOSING AND CORRECTING DIMENSIONAL NON-COMPLIANCE OF AN EDGE PRIOR TO MOUNTING AN EDGE GUARD

1. A tool comprising:a body having a length ending at a first lengthwise end and at a second lengthwise end opposite the first lengthwise end;
a first portion of the body at the first lengthwise end comprising a first slot for gauging clearance depth of an edge of an object by insertion of the edge into the first slot, the first slot comprising an open entrance and mutually confronting side surfaces lying in respective parallel planes and extending depthwise of the first slot from the open entrance of the first slot to a bottom surface of the first slot;
a second portion of the body at the second lengthwise end comprising a second slot into which an edge of an object can be inserted to correct clearance depth of the edge alter the first slot has disclosed insufficient clearance depth of the edge for mounting an edge guard on the edge because of interfering material on the edge, the second slot comprising an open entrance and mutually confronting side surfaces lying in respective parallel planes and extending depthwise of the second slot from the open entrance of the second slot to a bottom surface of the second slot;
one side surface of the second slot having a depth, extending from the open entrance of the second slot to the bottom surface of the second slot, which is greater than depth of each side surface of the first slot, the one side surface of the second slot comprising an edge at the open entrance of the second slot; and
a surface extending from the edge of the one side surface of the second slot at an acute angle to the one side surface of the second slot and cooperating with the one side surface of the second slot to form a wedge for correcting insufficient clearance depth by displacing interfering material on the edge of the object when the edge of the object is inserted into the second slot so that sufficient clearance depth is achieved.

US Pat. No. 10,113,827

FIREARM RECOIL CONTROL SYSTEM

1. A recoil control system comprising:a base portion having a main body having a length, a flat bottom surface, and at least two machined contoured sections extending the length of the main body;
a slide portion having a main body with a flat upper surface;
wherein the at least two machined contoured sections provide a sliding interface between the base portion and the slide portion such that the slide portion is slidingly engaged with, and can move forward and backward with respect to, the base portion; and
a damper in communication with the slide portion,
wherein the at least two machined contoured sections each include one indentation and one flange and wherein the at least two machined contoured sections together form a single rail.

US Pat. No. 10,113,817

HEATER CORE

VALEO CLIMATE CONTROL COR...

1. A heater core, comprising:a plurality of plate pairs, each plate pair defining a respective fluid flow chamber;
each plate pair having a proximal plate defining a respective proximal plate plane and a distal plate defining a respective distal plate plane wherein each of the proximal plate planes and the distal plate planes are parallel, and each plate pair has bilateral symmetry about a medial plane orthogonal to the proximal plate planes;
a circular inlet aperture defined in each respective proximal plate and each respective distal plate of the plurality of plate pairs, each inlet aperture having an inlet center on the medial plane, the inlet apertures aligned on a common inlet aperture axis; and
a circular outlet aperture defined in each respective proximal plate and each respective distal plate of the plurality of plate pairs, each outlet aperture having an outlet center on the medial plane, wherein:
a first edge of each of the plate pairs lies in a first plane to define a first face of the heater core;
a second edge of each of the plate pairs opposite the first edge includes a protuberance to surround a portion of a perimeter of the outlet aperture in the plate pair; and
the protuberances are aligned to define a mound on a second face of the heater core opposite the first face.

US Pat. No. 10,113,809

MECHANICAL-CHEMICAL ENERGY STORAGE

Eos Energy Storage, LLC, ...

1. An energy storage system comprising:a working fluid reservoir containing compressed working fluid;
an expander that fluidly communicates with the working fluid reservoir and is configured to receive the compressed working fluid from the working fluid reservoir and expand the compressed working fluid during an energy discharge cycle of the system;
an absorbent reservoir containing an absorbent, wherein the absorbent reservoir fluidly communicates with the expander and is configured to receive expanded working fluid from the expander and exothermically absorb the expanded working fluid during the energy discharge cycle;
a first heat exchanger that thermally communicates with the absorbent reservoir and is configured to absorb heat generated by the exothermic absorption of the expanded working fluid by the absorbent, a second heat exchanger located upstream relative to the expander configured to transfer additional heat to the compressed working fluid prior to expansion of the compressed working fluid during the energy discharge cycle;
a pressure release mechanism configured to reduce pressure in the absorbent reservoir; and
a compressor that fluidly communicates with the absorbent reservoir and fluidly communicates with the working fluid reservoir and is configured to receive desorbed working fluid from the absorbent reservoir and compress the desorbed working fluid during an energy recharge cycle;
wherein the first heat exchanger is in thermal communication with heat generated by the compressor and is configured to transfer the heat that is generated by the compression of the desorbed working fluid to the absorbent and compressed working fluid mixture in the absorbent reservoir to drive the endothermic desorption during the energy recharge cycle; and
wherein the compressor and the expander are separate devices or a single reversible turbine.

US Pat. No. 10,113,807

INDIRECT-TYPE AIR COOLER

Modine Manufacturing Comp...

1. An indirect-type air cooler comprising:a brazed stack of plates arranged in plate pairs with air fins disposed between the plate pairs, the plate pairs enclosing a liquid space for a liquid coolant;
a housing into which the brazed stack of plates is disposed, having an air inlet and an air outlet, wherein air passing through the housing from the air inlet to the air outlet passes over the air fins to exchange heat with the liquid coolant flowing through the liquid space;
a venting element extending through an opening of the housing such that a first end of the venting element is disposed exterior to the housing, a second end opposite the first end being fluidly connected to the liquid space;
an inlet space portion of the liquid space, formed by a first plurality of openings in the plate pairs;
an outlet space portion of the liquid space, formed by a second plurality of openings in the plate pairs;
a plurality of liquid flow passages extending between and fluidly connecting the inlet space portion and the outlet space portion of the liquid space, each one of said liquid flow passages being arranged within one of the plate pairs, the plurality of liquid flow passages and the inlet and outlet space portions together defining the liquid space;
a first connector piece extending through the housing and fluidly coupled to the inlet space portion;
a second connector piece extending through the housing and fluidly coupled to the outlet space portion; and
a third connector piece extending through the housing, wherein the third connector piece is part of the venting element and is arranged at the first end of the venting element.

US Pat. No. 10,113,800

LANCE

CHINA ENFI ENGINEERING CO...

1. A lance, comprising:a central pipe provided with a wear-resistant ceramic layer on an inner wall thereof;
a central casing pipe fitted over the central pipe and having a casing pipe groove formed in an outer wall of the central casing pipe, wherein a rear end of the central casing pipe is flush with a rear end of the central pipe, and a length of the central casing pipe is less than a length of the central pipe;
an intermediate pipe fitted over the central casing pipe, wherein a rear end of the intermediate pipe is flush with the rear end of the central casing pipe, a combustion-supporting gas chamber is formed between a front part of the central pipe and the intermediate pipe, the central casing pipe is fitted with the intermediate pipe, so as to define a combustion-supporting gas injection channel between an inner wall of the intermediate pipe and the casing pipe groove, an external diameter of a rear part of the intermediate pipe is greater than that of a front part of the intermediate pipe, and an intermediate pipe groove is formed in an outer wall of the rear part; and
an outer casing pipe fitted over the intermediate pipe, wherein a cooling medium chamber is formed between the front part of the intermediate pipe and the outer casing pipe, and the rear part of the intermediate pipe is fitted with the outer casing pipe to define a cooling medium injection channel between an inner wall of the outer casing pipe and the intermediate pipe groove.

US Pat. No. 10,113,799

GEARBOX ASSEMBLY FOR A CHARGING INSTALLATION OF A METALLURGICAL REACTOR

PAUL WURTH S.A., Luxembo...

1. Gearbox assembly for a charging installation of a metallurgical reactor, the assembly comprising:a stationary casing for housing a gear assembly, the casing comprising a bottom section with a central opening,
a rotor mounted within the casing for rotation about a first axis, which defines an axial direction, the rotor comprising a support for the gear assembly, a lower section of the support being disposed within the central opening, wherein
the bottom section comprises a first annular portion extending radially inwards to a first radius, and
the lower section has a second annular portion extending radially outwards to a second radius that is greater than the first radius, said second annular portion being disposed adjacent to said first annular portion, and
wherein the first annular portion comprises a ring element disposed for sliding contact with the second annular portion.

US Pat. No. 10,113,798

SLIDE-TYPE EXTRACTOR

VICAT, Paris la Defense ...

1. A slide-type extractor for extraction and transfer of granular mineral materials at high temperature contained in a first enclosure including:a fixed upper part and a mobile lower part delimiting a duct, this duct being provided with an inlet mouth suitable for being connected to the first enclosure and with an outlet mouth, the inlet and outlet mouths being horizontally and vertically offset;
the mobile lower part being movable in a determined movement direction reciprocally between a advanced position and a retracted position to allow a flow of the granular mineral materials in the duct; and
means for moving and guiding the mobile lower part relative to the fixed upper part;
wherein the fixed upper part and the mobile lower part each comprise a metal outer shell, and an inner shell made by stacking at least:
a first coating of thermally insulating material mounted on the metal outer shell; and
a second coating of refractory material mounted on the first coating,
wherein the slide-type extractor further comprises sealing means arranged between and/or around the fixed upper part and the mobile lower part, such that the duct is hermetically sealed.

US Pat. No. 10,113,786

METHOD OF MANAGING THE OPERATION OF A REFRIGERATED TRUCK FOR TRANSPORTING HEAT-SENSITIVE PRODUCTS BY MODIFYING THE REFRIGERATION POWER

1. A method for managing the operation of a refrigerated truck for transporting heat-sensitive products, of the indirect injection type, where the truck includesat least one chamber for storing the products,
a reserve of cryogenic fluid,
a heat exchanger,
a fan,
at least one temperature sensor,
the heat exchanger disposed inside said at least one chamber, cryogenic fluid flowing through said heat exchanger system, and
a circuit for pressurization of said reserve, said circuit comprising a line with an upstream portion that is connected to a liquid phase of said cryogenic fluid stored in said reserve and a downstream portion that is connected to gas phase of said cryogenic fluid stored in said reserve, said line including a heater, a valve (EV Rp), and a backpressure regulator (Rp),
said method comprising the steps of:
using said fan to bring air inside said at least one chamber into contact with cold walls of said heat exchanger system,
determining, with said at least one temperature sensor, a temperature (Tiniet air) of air coming into contact with said cold walls on account of said use of said fan;
regulating an internal temperature (Tint) of said at least one chamber to a setpoint value (Tsetpoint) by:
determining, in real time a value ?T equal to the difference between the temperature (Tinlet air) of air coming into contact with said cold walls on account of said use of said fan and the setpoint value (Tsetpoint), and activating said pressurization circuit by opening said valve so as to vaporize some of the liquid phase of said cryogenic fluid inside said heater if ?T is greater than a top setpoint value (?Tsetpoint H), the vaporization of said liquid phase causing an increase in a pressure of a gas phase in said reserve.

US Pat. No. 10,113,780

REFRIGERANT CHARGING ASSEMBLIES AND METHODS OF USE

1. A refrigerant charging assembly, comprising:a conduit;
a valve releasably connectable to an outlet portion and coupled to a first end of the conduit; and
a disconnect coupler fitting connected to a second end of the conduit, the disconnect coupler fitting comprising:
a hollow body releasably connectable to a refrigerant circuit service fitting wherein the refrigerant circuit service fitting has a depressible opening pin therein, and
a control structure positioned in the hollow body and moveable within the hollow body that, during use, allows refrigerant flow to the refrigerant circuit, wherein the control structure comprises one or more openings that allow controlled leakage of fluid from the refrigerant charging assembly in a controlled manner when the refrigerant charging assembly is disconnected from at least a refrigerant service unit, wherein at least one of the openings is positioned in a base of the control structure; and wherein the control structure comprises a pin and at least one of the openings is in the pin of the control structure.

US Pat. No. 10,113,774

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROL OF FLUID TEMPERATURE AND FLOW

Forced Physics, LLC, Irv...

1. A system for cooling comprising:a micro channel comprising a specular wall portion, an inflow opening, and an outflow opening; and
a gas comprising a constituent particle, the gas being induced to flow through the micro channel through operation of a pressure differential between a first pressure and a second pressure, the first pressure of the gas proximal to the inflow opening being atmospheric pressure;
wherein the second pressure of the gas proximal to the outflow opening is less than the first pressure;
wherein the micro channel is configured to accommodate a flow of the gas from the inflow opening to the outflow opening in a first direction substantially perpendicular to a cross section of the micro channel;
wherein the inflow opening has a first cross section area and the outflow opening has a second cross section area substantially different from the first cross section area;
wherein the first cross section area has a value in a first range of about 0.01×10?12 m2 to 500×10?12 m2;
wherein the second cross section area has a value in a second range of about 0.1×10?12 m2 to 50,000×10?12 m2; and
wherein the specular wall portion and the constituent particle are configured such that a velocity component of the constituent particle parallel to the specular wall portion before a collision between the constituent particle and the specular wall portion has approximately the same value after the collision and further configured such that energy transfer between the specular wall portion and the constituent particle associated with the cooling of the specular wall portion occurs through an increase in a velocity component of the constituent particle perpendicular to the specular wall portion.

US Pat. No. 10,113,773

GEOTHERMAL PROBE WITH MIXING ELEMENTS

1. A geothermal probe for the exchange of heat between a ground surrounding the geothermal probe, in which the geothermal probe is arranged in the operating state, and a heat transfer fluid, comprising:1.1 an inlet pipe with an inlet pipe inner surface,
1.2 an outlet pipe arranged therein with an outlet pipe outer surface, wherein between the inlet pipe inner surface and the outlet pipe outer surface an annular space is formed, into which the heat transfer fluid laminarly flows, and
1.3 at least two mixing elements which are arranged spaced from one another in the annular space along a longitudinal axis of the outlet pipe,
1.3.1 comprising at least one first part ring disc and one second part ring disc with a part ring surface each, which is delimited by an inner edge, which butts against the outlet pipe outer surface, an outer edge and two free ends, wherein
1.3.1.1 the part ring discs are arranged differently obliquely to an orthogonal plane of the longitudinal axis of the outlet pipe, so that a first flow path with a rotatory component runs over the part ring surfaces about the outlet pipe,
1.3.1.2 one each of the free ends of the first part ring disc and one of the free ends of the second part ring disc are arranged substantially spaced from one another and thus form an opening, through which a second flow path with a component that is parallel to the longitudinal axis of the outlet pipe leads, and
1.3.1.3 the outer edge of the part ring discs with the inlet pipe inner surface forms an annular gap, through which a third flow path with a component along the inlet pipe inner surface lead,
1.3.1.4 the first flow path intersects the second flow path and the third flow path and results in an intermixing of the heat transfer fluid,
wherein the distance between the mixing elements is selected so that the heat transfer fluid following the intermixing by one of the mixing elements again flows almost laminarly to the next mixing element, such that a change between intermixing and almost laminar flow of the heat transfer fluid takes place in the geothermal probe.

US Pat. No. 10,113,769

WALL MOUNT BRACKET FOR OUTDOOR EQUIPMENT

Quick-Sling, LLC, Duluth...

1. A support apparatus for attaching equipment to a wall of a structure, the support apparatus comprising:first and second angled bracket arms configured to be mounted side by side in spaced apart relation, each of the first and second angled bracket arms including:
a lower portion configured to be attached to a foundation of the structure;
an angled portion extending from the lower portion along a direction angled from an extending direction of the lower portion; and
an upper portion extending from the angled portion along a direction generally parallel to the extending direction of the lower portion; and
first and second equipment support arms respectfully supported by the first and second angled bracket arms, each of the first and second equipment support arms including a horizontal member secured at a generally right angle to a vertical member, wherein each vertical member is removably attached to the upper portion of a respective one of the first and second angled bracket arms, each of the vertical and horizontal members for each of the first and second equipment support arms includes parallel axially extending side walls and an axially extending web extending between the parallel axially extending side walls, the parallel axially extending side walls and the axially extending web cooperating to define a channel; and
a bent plate having a proximal end attached to an outward facing surface of one of the angled portions, and a distal end horizontally extending a distance from the proximal end, wherein a proximal end of the first equipment support arm's vertical member includes a notch formed in the respective axially extending web, the notch receiving the horizontal member of the first equipment support arm, the horizontal member of the first equipment support arm extending into the respective channel defined by the vertical member of the first equipment support arm and resting on the distal end of the bent plate.

US Pat. No. 10,113,766

AIR-CONDITIONING MANAGEMENT DEVICE AND AIR-CONDITIONING SYSTEM USING THE SAME

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. An air-conditioning management device configured to manage power consumption amounts of one or a plurality of air-conditioning apparatuses performing air-conditioning in a plurality of air-conditioned areas, the air-conditioning management device comprising:a power consumption obtaining unit configured to obtain an overall power consumption amount of the one or plurality of air-conditioning apparatuses in their entirety in one day and individual power consumption amounts of the respective plurality of air-conditioned areas;
an overall excess coefficient calculation unit configured to calculate an overall excess coefficient from the overall power consumption amount in one day obtained by the power consumption obtaining unit and an overall target value set on a monthly basis, the overall excess coefficient indicating a degree of excess from the overall target value on the monthly basis;
an individual excess coefficient calculation unit configured to calculate individual excess coefficients from the individual power consumption amounts in one day obtained by the power consumption obtaining unit and individual target values set on a monthly basis, the individual excess coefficients each indicating a degree of excess from the individual target value on the monthly basis;
an excess determination unit configured to determine whether or not the overall excess coefficient calculated in the overall excess coefficient calculation unit is larger than a set threshold value;
an energy saving control setting unit configured to set energy saving control conditions for the respective plurality of air-conditioned areas to provide increased energy saving effects in descending order of the individual excess coefficients calculated in the individual excess coefficient calculation unit when the overall excess coefficient is determined, in the excess determination unit, to be larger than the set threshold value; and
an operation control unit configured to perform energy saving operation of the air-conditioning apparatuses based on the energy saving control conditions set in the energy saving control setting unit.

US Pat. No. 10,113,758

EVAPORATIVE COOLER

1. An evaporative cooling system comprising:an enclosure having a first portion that is alternately expandable and contractible;
a water reservoir contained within the enclosure;
an air inlet that enables air to flow from an exterior of the enclosure to an interior of the enclosure;
an air outlet that enables air to flow from the interior of the enclosure to the exterior of the enclosure;
one or more evaporative media positioned within the first portion of the enclosure;
a water distribution subsystem positioned within the enclosure, wherein the water distribution subsystem delivers water from the water reservoir to the one or more evaporative media; and
a fan coupled to the enclosure, wherein when the fan is operated, the fan causes air to flow into the enclosure through the air inlet, through the one or more evaporative media and out of the enclosure through the air outlet, wherein air flowing through the one or more evaporative media is cooled by evaporation of water from the one or more evaporative media;
wherein when the first portion of the enclosure is contracted, the enclosure occupies a first volume, and when the first portion of the enclosure is expanded, the enclosure occupies a second volume that is greater than the first volume.

US Pat. No. 10,113,754

APPARATUS FOR TEMPORARILY HOLDING AN EVAPORATOR/FAN UNIT OF A DUCTLESS MINI-SPLIT HVAC SYSTEM PROXIMATE TO A WALL

RECTORSEAL, LLC, Houston...

1. Apparatus for temporarily positioning the evaporator/fan unit of an HVAC unit proximate to a wall, the apparatus comprising:a removable, reusable platform including an upper, horizontally-oriented, elongated support base, said support base having a first end configured to be positioned adjacent to the wall during use of said platform and a second end configured to be spaced away from the wall during use of said platform, an upwardly facing support surface extending at least partially between said first and second ends and upon which at least part of the evaporator/fan unit is positioned and supported during use of said platform, and at least one connector disposed proximate to said first end of said support base and configured to releasably connect said platform to the wall, said connector includes at least one hook having a channel to releasably engage at least one screw head or nail head extending outwardly from the wall; and
an elongated support leg having first and second ends, said second end of said support leg being pivotably connected to said support base between the midpoint of said support base and said second end thereof so that said support leg is pivotable relative to said support base between at least a first, collapsed position that is useful during non-use of said platform and at least a second, extended position that is useful to support said support base and the HVAC unit positioned thereupon during use of said platform, wherein said first end of said support leg in said first collapsed position is positioned proximate to said first end of said support base and said first end of said support leg in said second extended position is spaced downwardly from said first end of said support base and engageable with the wall.

US Pat. No. 10,113,753

DISCHARGING UNIT AND AIR CONDITIONING EQUIPMENT HAVING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. Air conditioning equipment comprising:a main body comprising a housing that includes a heat exchanger and a blowing fan, and an inlet and an outlet formed in an outer surface of the housing, wherein air flows into the inlet, and the air exchanged with heat is discharged through the outlet; and
a discharging part comprising an end detachably combined with the outlet, wherein the discharging part comprises a plurality of discharging units configured to adjust a discharging velocity and discharging direction of the discharged air and to be connected to one another so as to be made into a module, wherein the discharging units comprise:
main ducts configured to be connected to the main body and comprising outer surfaces in which openings are formed; and
diffusers configured to be combined with the outer surfaces of the main ducts so as to rotate on the outer surfaces of the main ducts, wherein the diffusers are configured to rotate in one direction or a reverse direction to adjust opened degrees of the openings.

US Pat. No. 10,113,747

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTROL OF COMBUSTION DYNAMICS IN COMBUSTION SYSTEM

General Electric Company,...

1. A system, comprising:a gas turbine engine, comprising;
a first combustor comprising a first liner circumscribing a first primary combustion zone and a first secondary combustion zone downstream of the first primary combustion zone and a first fuel injector disposed along the first liner and configured to inject a fuel, via a first fuel outlet, through the first liner into the first secondary combustion zone of the first combustor, the first fuel injector being located at a first distance from a first outlet of the first combustor;
a second combustor comprising a second liner circumscribing a second primary combustion zone and a second secondary combustion zone downstream of the second primary combustion zone and a second fuel injector disposed along the second liner and configured to inject the fuel, via a second fuel outlet, through the second liner into the second secondary combustion zone of the second combustor, the second fuel injector being located at a second distance from a second outlet of the second combustor;
a first fuel conduit extending axially along a first outer surface of the first liner and supplying the fuel to the first fuel injector;
a first pre-orifice installed inside the first fuel conduit, such that a first volume of the first fuel conduit is defined between the first pre-orifice and the first fuel outlet;
a second fuel conduit extending axially along a second outer surface of the second liner and supplying the fuel to the second fuel injector; and
a second pre-orifice installed inside the second fuel conduit, such that to a second volume of the second fuel conduit is defined between the second pre-orifice and the second fuel outlet, wherein the first volume and the second volume are different from one another; and
wherein the first distance is equal to the second distance;
wherein the first pre-orifice comprises a first geometry, and the second pre-orifice comprises a second geometry, wherein one or more first geometric differences between the first geometry of the first pre-orifice and the second geometry of the second pre-orifice reduce coherence between the first combustor and the second combustor or alter a phase between the first combustor and the second combustor; and
wherein the one or more first geometric differences between the first geometry of the first pre-orifice and the second geometry of the second pre-orifice comprises one or more of a number of orifices and an arrangement of a plurality of orifices.

US Pat. No. 10,113,734

LIGHT SOURCE FOR A SORTING APPARATUS

Key Technology, Inc., Wa...

1. A light source for a sorting apparatus, comprising:an illuminator having a multiplicity of modules which are operably coupled together and which further mount a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs) in a predetermined spatial pattern, and wherein the respective modules of the illuminator have control electronics which are operably coupled with, and respond to a command sent by a computer network, and wherein the computer network, acting in combination with the control electronics, parametrically controls a temporal, spatial and spectral energizing and de-energizing of the respective modules, and individual LEDs so as to emit a luminous emission having predetermined characteristics;
a light diffuser member located in spaced relation relative the illuminator and which passes and substantially renders the luminous emission substantially uniform;
and wherein the respective multiplicity of modules are operably coupled together to form a linear LED illuminator, and wherein the linear LED illuminator has integrated optics which are individually, and operably associated with at least some of the respective LEDs;
an optical projection lens which receives the luminous emission of the energized linear LED illuminator, and forms a discrete luminous beam, and wherein the light diffuser member is located between the linear LED illuminator, and the optical projection lens;
a cooling assembly which is oriented in heat dissipating relation relative to the energized linear LED illuminator, and wherein the cooling assembly, and the linear LED illuminator are dimensioned to be received within an internal cavity of an enclosure, and which is at least partially translucent, and which further passes the discrete luminous beam, and wherein the internal cavity of the enclosure has a cross-sectional dimension of at least about 3.75 inches;
and wherein the respective LEDs forming the linear LED illuminator comprise LEDs which, when energized, emit multiple wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation which may be visible or invisible;
and wherein the linear, LED illuminator can be selectively controlled by the computer network to selectively energize and de-energize the respective LEDs forming the linear LED illuminator in a predetermined manner so as to provide control over an emission time, and a duration of the energizing of the respective LEDs; and/or a selected luminous emission for the respective LEDs; and/or a substantially simultaneous pulsed illumination of predetermined LEDs; and/or a coordinated, sequential energizing of selected LEDs so as to provide a sequential, predetermined, and discrete luminous beam for the linear LED illuminator;
and wherein the linear LED illuminator, when energized, generates a predetermined, uniform illumination which has a working distance of less than about 1.5 meters;
and wherein the linear LED illuminator has a predetermined length dimension, and wherein the linear LED illuminator, when energized, produces a discrete luminous beam which has a major projection axis and which further has a length dimension of about 1 to about 1.5 times the length dimension of the linear LED illuminator;
and wherein the discrete luminous beam which is generated by the energized linear LED illuminator has a beam width which, when measured along the minor projection axis, is less than about 100 mm; and
wherein the discrete luminous beam has a peak luminous intensity, when measured along the major projection axis, and wherein a non-uniform light output of the energized linear LED illuminator is less than about 20% of the peak luminous intensity of the discrete luminous beam when measured along the major projection axis.

US Pat. No. 10,113,721

LED LAMP

1. A light emitting diode (LED) lamp, comprisinga metallic platform having an elongated end-to-end indentation on a top major side, and two top-open grooves opposing each other in parallel along the indentation's top rims;
a LED module;
two positioning elements connecting the LED module's two ends, respectively, and plugged into the platform, where each positioning element comprises a connector portion for connecting an end of the LED module, two elastic arms extended downward from the positioning element's two ends, respectively, and a upwardly curved band whose two ends are connected to the two ends of the connector portion, respectively; each elastic arm has a wedge at a bottom end for plugging into a groove of the platform;
wherein, to assemble the LED lamp, the two ends of the LED module are plugged into the connector portions of the positioning elements; the positioning elements, together with the LED module, are joined to the platform by embedding the wedges into the grooves; to disassemble, pulling the bands of the positioning elements expands the wedges outward and, as such, the wedges release their locking to the grooves; then the positioning elements, together with the LED module, are detached from the platform.

US Pat. No. 10,113,713

LIGHT IRRADIATION APPARATUS AND OPTICAL FIBER PATH USED IN THE LIGHT IRRADIATION APPARATUS

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADV...

1. A light irradiation apparatus comprising:a plurality of light sources;
a plurality of light transmission paths capable of selectively transmitting lights from the plurality of light sources, respectively;
an optical fiber path provided with a plurality of light incidence ends receiving respective lights from the plurality of light transmission paths, and a single light exit end; and
a dimming means capable of dimming lights that are incident on the plurality of light incidence ends, respectively,
the optical fiber path having a plurality of optical fiber bundles, incidence ends of the plurality of optical fiber bundles configuring the plurality of light incidence ends, and exit ends of the plurality of optical fiber bundles configuring the single light exit end by combining themselves;
a lot of optical fibers constituting the plurality of optical fiber bundles, the optical fibers of the plurality of optical fiber bundles being dispersedly arranged with each other in uniform at the single light exit end,
each of the dimming means comprises a translation mechanism for mechanically displacing, along an optical axis in parallel, a third optical element for concentrating parallel light from the light source to be incident on the light incidence end of the optical fiber path.

US Pat. No. 10,113,705

LIGHT SOURCE MODULE AND LIGHTING DEVICE HAVING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A light source module comprising:a frame comprising base portions disposed on different levels, respectively, and an pair of electrode patterns disposed on top of the base portions;
light emitting portions, having a light emitting device, detachably disposed on the base portions, respectively; and
connections having elasticity and electrical conductivity, the connections being respectively disposed between the light emitting portions and the frame, and the connections being in contact with the electrode patterns and the light emitting portions and configured to supply power from the electrode patterns to the light emitting portions,
wherein each of the connections comprises:
a first body portion disposed on a respective one of the light emitting portions, the first body portion comprising a first surface physically contacting a second surface opposite the light emitting device of the respective one of the light emitting portions;
a bent portion integrally extending from a first end of the first body portion, the bent portion being configured to elastically deform in response to external force that is applied to the bent portion, to generate repellent force; and
a second body portion integrally extending from a second end of the bent portion and facing the first body portion, the second body portion comprising a third second surface physically contacting one of the pair of a fourth surface of the electrode patterns.

US Pat. No. 10,113,703

VEHICLE HEADLAMP FOR FORMING SPOT AND DIFFUSION LIGHT DISTRIBUTION PATTERNS

ICHIKOH INDUSTRIES, LTD.,...

1. A vehicle headlamp comprising:a semiconductor light source;
a reflector; and
a lens,
wherein the semiconductor light source has a light-emitting surface,
the reflector has a reflection surface to reflect light from the light-emitting surface to the lens's side, and
the lens radiates to a front side of a vehicle, the light reflected by means of the reflection surface, as a predetermined light distribution pattern, and
wherein the semiconductor light source comprises a first semiconductor light source and a second semiconductor light source,
the reflection surface comprises a first reflection surface which corresponds to the first semiconductor light source, and a second reflection surface which corresponds to the second semiconductor light source,
the lens comprises a first lens which corresponds to the first semiconductor light source and the first reflection surface, and a second lens which corresponds to the second semiconductor light source and the second reflection surface, and
the first semiconductor light source, the first reflection surface, and the first lens are arranged to form a spot light distribution pattern and the second semiconductor light source, the second reflection surface, and the second lens are arranged to form a diffusion light distribution pattern so that the spot light distribution pattern and the diffusion light distribution pattern are combined to form the predetermined light distribution pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,113,702

VEHICLE LIGHTING APPARATUS

KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., ...

1. A lighting apparatus configured to be mounted on a vehicle, comprising:a housing formed of resin that defines and forms at least a part of a lamp chamber; and
a lamp unit disposed in the lamp chamber,
wherein the lamp unit comprises:
a light source,
a reflector comprising:
a right bearing portion, and
a left bearing portion,
a heat sink, which is a single rigid piece formed of metal, to which the light source is fixed,
a projection lens through which at least a part of light emitted from the light source passes,
a first moveable frame comprising:
an upper right bearing portion,
a lower right bearing portion,
an upper left bearing portion,
a lower left bearing portion,
a right rotary shaft that is inserted in the right bearing portion of the reflector,
a left rotary shaft that is inserted in the left bearing portion of the reflector, and
a frame joint member,
a second moveable frame comprising:
an upper right shaft that is inserted in the upper right bearing portion,
an upper left shaft that is inserted in the upper left bearing portion,
a lower right shaft that is inserted in the lower right bearing portion,
a lower left shaft that is inserted in the lower left bearing portion,
a lens holder portion connected to the projection lens, and
a joint protrusion,
a link member comprising a joint portion connected to the joint protrusion of the second moveable frame,
an actuator connected to the frame joint member of the first moveable frame,
a joint member connected to the actuator,
a first screw that extends through the heat sink, that is connected to the joint member, and that has a first manipulation portion, and
a second screw that extends through the heat sink, that is connected to the link member, and that has a second manipulation portion,
wherein a reference position of an optical axis of the projection lens is adjusted in a first direction by manipulating the first manipulation portion,
wherein the reference position of the optical axis of the projection lens is adjusted in a second direction intersecting the first direction by manipulating the second manipulation portion,
wherein at least a portion of the heat sink, in which the first manipulation portion and the second manipulation portion are disposed, is disposed outside the housing, and
wherein the heat sink comprises heat radiating plates that extend vertically, with vertical grooves formed between the heat radiating plates.

US Pat. No. 10,113,701

WORKING LIGHT

Xiamen PVTECH Co., Ltd., ...

1. A working light, comprising: a frame and a plurality of LED modules located in the frame, wherein two supporting plates at two ends of the frame are respectively combined with two ratchets, two ends of the LED modules are combined with ratchet plates, the ratchets are respectively assembled to the ratchet plates to control a rotation angle of the LED modules, wherein each of the ratchets is combined with a spring and a pinball, and the pinball is elastically abutted in the corresponding ratchet plate.

US Pat. No. 10,113,697

BULB FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE LAMP

GRUPO ANTOLIN BESANCON, ...

1. A bulb for an automobile vehicle lamp, comprising:a body having a housing making at least one compartment, and an electronic card housed in said at least one compartment, said electronic card having at least one light-emitting diode mounted on said electronic card, and an end-piece, connected to said housing, said end-piece defining a cap cooperative with a socket for a bulb, said bulb being comprised of an electric connection means of said light-emitting diode with an electric circuit,
wherein said body and said electric connection means are defined by independent coupled parts and additional fitting means.

US Pat. No. 10,113,695

LIQUID NITROGEN COOLING SENSOR DEVICE CONTAINER AND LIQUID NITROGEN COOLING SENSOR DEVICE

JAPAN OIL, GAS AND METALS...

1. A liquid nitrogen cooling nitrogen sensor device container comprising:a liquid nitrogen containing insulating container which contains liquid nitrogen;
a sensor fixing member which has a distal end portion to which a sensor operating at a temperature of the liquid nitrogen is attached; and
a fixing buffer member configured to be compressed to fix the sensor fixing member to the liquid nitrogen containing insulating container, wherein
the fixing buffer member absorbs vibration of the sensor fixing member caused by external factors or by bubbles generated as the liquid nitrogen evaporates, and
wherein the fixing buffer member is configured to be selectively detached and attached to the nitrogen containing insulating container.

US Pat. No. 10,113,687

TELEVISION SAFETY MOUNT

1. A device for preventing movement of a television and a dresser, the device comprising,a. at least one wall bracket, said wall bracket having a distal end and a proximal end, wherein said distal end of said wall bracket connects to a wall, and said proximal end of said wall bracket connects to the dresser;
b. at least one television bracket, said television bracket having a distal end and a proximal end, wherein the distal end of the television bracket connects to a television, and the proximal end of the television bracket connects to the dresser;
c. wherein said distal end of the wall bracket comprises a wall mount and means for connecting the distal end of the wall bracket to the wall, and wherein the proximal end of the wall bracket comprises a dresser mount and means for connecting the proximal end of the wall bracket to the dresser;
d. wherein said wall mount having a wall mounting plate comprises:
i. at least one traversing hole and a wall connection selected from a group consisting of at least one screw, key, pin, peg, rivet, cotter pin, nail, spike, bolt, stud, staple, boss, clamp, clip, dowel, stake, hook, anchor, tie, ring, band, crimp, wedge, adhesive, shackle of a padlock, and shank of a padlock; and
ii. at least one arm with a traversing hole and a wall bracket connection selected from a group consisting of at least one screw, key, pin, peg, rivet, cotter pin, nail, spike, bolt, stud, staple, boss, clamp, clip, dowel, stake, hook, anchor, tie, ring, band, crimp, wedge, adhesive, shackle of a padlock, and shank of a padlock;
e. wherein said dresser mount having a dresser mounting plate comprises:
i. at least one traversing hole and a dresser connection selected from a group consisting of at least one screw, key, pin, peg, rivet, cotter pin, nail, spike, bolt, stud, staple, boss, clamp, clip, dowel, stake, hook, anchor, tie, ring, band, crimp, wedge, adhesive, shackle of a padlock, and shank of a padlock; and
ii. at least one arm with a traversing hole and a bracket connection selected from a group consisting of at least one screw, key, pin, peg, rivet, cotter pin, nail, spike, bolt, stud, staple, boss, clamp, clip, dowel, stake, hook, anchor, tie, ring, band, crimp, wedge, adhesive, shackle of a padlock, and shank of a padlock;
f. wherein a dresser plate is used between the dresser mounting plate and the dresser for connecting the dresser mounting plate to the dresser.

US Pat. No. 10,113,686

HEIGHT-ADJUSTABLE FOOT ARRANGEMENT

Mettler-Toledo (Albstadt)...

1. A device for adjusting a relationship of a housing to a surface on which the housing stands, while protecting against inadvertent changes of an adjustment setting, the device comprising:a foot piece, arranged in a recess on a surface of the housing that faces the surface on which the housing stands, the foot piece having an internal thread that defines a displacement axis, the foot piece further having a cross-sectional profile, perpendicular to the displacement axis, that coacts with the recess to prevent rotation of the foot piece about the displacement axis;
a spindle with an external thread that cooperates with the internal thread of the foot piece;
a levelling wheel;
a snap connection that releasably connects the levelling wheel to an end of the spindle, limiting the spindle to co-rotation with the levelling wheel about the displacement axis; and
a top that covers the housing, and which, when installed, completely covers the levelling wheel, preventing rotation thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,113,685

DISPLAY DEVICE

LG Display Co., Ltd., Se...

1. A display device, comprising:a display panel;
a back cover onto which the display panel is seated; and
a bending member, the bending member comprising:
a fixing member coupled to a back surface of the back cover to change curvatures of the display panel and the back cover;
a pair of holder members coupled to the back cover and spaced apart from the left and right sides of the fixing member;
a pair of support members respectively hinge-coupled to the pair of holder members such that one end of each of the pair of support members respectively supports left and right sides of the back cover; and
a sliding member slidably coupled to the fixing member to rotate the support members,
wherein the sliding member comprises a front inclined surface, the front inclined surface supporting the support members while sliding vertically,
wherein the front inclined surface of the sliding member is located on a top surface of the support member at a maximum vertical sliding position, and
wherein the front inclined surface of the sliding member is located directly between the support members and the fixing member at a vertical sliding position below the maximum vertical sliding position.

US Pat. No. 10,113,683

TRANSFER LINE FOR CRYOGENIC LIQUID

KOREA ADVANCED INSTITUTE ...

1. A transfer line for cryogenic liquid comprising:a first conduit through which cryogenic liquid flows;
a first insulation part surrounding the first conduit and having a multi-layered film structure in which film layers are spaced apart from each other;
a first protective shield formed with a predetermined thickness and a predetermined diameter to surround an exterior of the first insulation part;
a second conduit through which a coolant for cooling the first protective shield flows, the second conduit being in contact with the first protective shield;
a second insulation part surrounding the first protective shield and the second conduit and having a multi-layered film structure in which film layers are spaced apart from each other; and
a second protective shield formed with a predetermined thickness and a predetermined diameter to surround the exterior of the second insulation part,
wherein each of the first insulation part and the second insulation part comprises an insulation member including the multi-layered film structure, and
wherein the film layers are spirally wound and lengths of the film layers in a longitudinal direction of the first conduit are different from each other.

US Pat. No. 10,113,675

DEVICE FOR CONNECTING TWO FLUID-CONDUCTING LINES

Eugen Forschner GMBH, Sp...

1. A device (1) for connecting two fluid-conducting lines (10, 20) having a first end and a second end, wherein the device (1) has a continuous drilled hole (2) that leads from one end of the device to the other end of the device for passing on the fluid,characterized in that the device (1) has two line receptacles (11, 21) lying opposite one another in the direction of a longitudinal axis (3), which line receptacles (11, 21) end at a distance (4) from one another within the device (1), wherein each of the line receptacles (11, 21) lying opposite one another is embodied in such a way that each line receptacle (11, 21) is provided with a first part (12, 22) through which the continuous drilled hole (2) leads, and a second part (13, 23) which surrounds the first part (12, 22), with the result that an annular space (14, 24) whose bottom (15, 25) defines the end of the respective line receptacle (11, 21) is formed between the first part (12, 22) and the second part (13, 23), and a first of the fluid-conducting lines (10, 20) is arranged in one of the line receptacles (11, 21) in such a way that the first of the fluid-conducting lines (10, 20) is arranged with an inner cross section (16, 26) in a seal-forming fashion against the first part (12, 22) of the device (1), and with an outer cross section (17, 27) in the annular space (14, 24) and is secured there and not contacting the second part, and a second of the fluid-conducting lines (10, 20) is arranged in the other of the line receptacles (11, 21) in such a way that it is arranged with an inner cross section (16, 26) in a seal-forming fashion against the first part (12, 22) of the device (1) and with an outer cross section (17, 27) in the annular space (14, 24) and is secured there and not contacting the second part, characterized in that the first of the fluid-conducting lines (10, 20) is designed for use in a relatively high temperature range T2, and in that each of the fluid-conducting lines (10, 20) is manufactured at least partially from a different material, wherein the two different lines (10,20) are connected in a sealed and compact fashion by a single component and a heating wire is wound around each fluid conducting line (10,20).

US Pat. No. 10,113,672

MULTILAYER TUBE HAVING A TUBULAR INNER FILM, DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME, AND USE THEREOF

Jurgen Hartenstein, (DE)...

1. A method of using a multilayer tube for repairing a pipeline,said multilayer tube comprising a first layer of a tubular innermost film of synthetic polymer, and at least a further sheet layer, characterized in that the tubular innermost film forms a layer that is continuous in a lengthwise direction of the multilayer tube and consists of a modified polytetrafluoroethylene wherein the modified polytetrafluoroethylene has a melt flow index between 0.25 and 50 g/10 min, a strain at break of at least 10%, a crystallinity of 1 to 55%, and a proportion of comonomers of less than 1 weight % and less than 0.5 mol %, and the multilayer tube comprises at least a further fibrous sheet layer which is impregnated with a curable resin and a UV-light impermeable outer foil or film which is arranged on one said fibrous sheet layer,
said method comprising steps of:
locating the multilayer tube in a pipeline or pipeline section to be repaired;
pressing the multilayer tube with the aid of fluid pressure toward an inner wall of the pipeline or pipeline section to be repaired; and thereafter
curing the resin in order that the tube adheres firmly to the inner wall of the pipeline or pipeline section to be repaired.

US Pat. No. 10,113,670

SINGLE USE WALL PASS-THROUGH SYSTEM

NewAge Industries, Inc., ...

1. A single use wall pass-through system, comprisinga tube assembly that is attachable through an opening in a wall, including a tubular body,
a clamping flange connected to each end of the tubular body,
a hose or tube is arranged through the tubular body and passes through a hose opening in an integral one-piece isolating gasket and end cap formed of an elastomer that extends in one piece from the hose or tube to the clamping flange at one end of the tubular body,
a clamp ring that clamps the one-piece isolating gasket and end cap to one of the clamping flanges forming a seal between the clamping flange and the one-piece isolating gasket,
the tube or hose and the one-piece isolating gasket and end cap are single use, and
the one-piece isolating gasket and end cap includes reinforcing ribs.

US Pat. No. 10,113,667

PIPE STAND

Pipesak, Inc., London (C...

1. A pipe support for supporting a pipe section off a generally flat ground surface, the pipe support comprising:an outer support wall having a ground engaging first bottom end for engaging the ground surface and a first pipe supporting top end for supporting the pipe section;
an inner support wall spaced inwardly from the outer support wall, the inner support wall having a ground engaging second bottom end for engaging the ground surface, and a pipe supporting second top end for supporting the pipe section, the second bottom end being spaced apart from the first bottom end; and
a connecting portion for maintaining the outer support wall and the inner support wall in a fixed, spaced apart relationship;
at least the first top end forming a pipe saddle for supporting the pipe section above the ground surface when the first and second bottom ends engage the ground surface;
wherein the pipe support is shaped to be nestable with another like pipe support.

US Pat. No. 10,113,666

MARINE PIPELAYING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LOWERING AND/OR RAISING AN OFFSHORE PIPELINE AND INCLUDING ONE OR MORE ACCESSORIES THERETO

ITREC B.V., Schiedam (NL...

1. A marine pipelaying system to be mounted on a vessel for lowering and/or raising an offshore pipeline and including one or more accessories thereto, the system comprising:a pipeline launch device for lowering/raising the offshore pipeline along a firing line defined by the pipeline launch device;
a pipeline clamp adapted to clamp and support the weight of a lowered portion of the offshore pipeline in the firing line;
an accessory handling device comprising an accessory transport track supported by the pipeline launch device above the pipeline clamp, extending horizontally and providing an engagement position and a pipeline connecting position, the accessory handling device further comprising a cart, movable along the accessory transport track via an associated cart drive, the cart being adapted to engage and support one of the one or more accessories, such that the accessory handling device is adapted to:
engage said accessory at the engagement position;
position said accessory in the pipeline connecting position in the firing line above the pipeline clamp, wherein the accessory can be connected to the pipeline; and
support and allow displacement of the accessory between the engagement position and the pipeline connection position;
an accessory connecting device, adapted to connect the one or more accessories to the offshore pipeline; and
a controlled load hoisting device adapted to be releasably secured to one of the one or more accessories and lower/raise said accessory and a lowered portion of the offshore pipeline connected thereto,
wherein the accessory handling device further comprises:
an elongated hoist beam, supported by the cart, extending horizontally and perpendicular to the accessory transport track, comprising trolley rails in the longitudinal direction of the hoist beam;
a travelling trolley displaceable along the trolley rails, and an associated trolley drive to displace the travelling trolley along the trolley rails;
an object suspension device, adapted to engage and support at least one of the one or more accessories; and
a hoist assembly comprising a hoist winch and an associated hoisting cable, the hoisting cable extending from the hoist winch via the travelling trolley to the object suspension device, such that upon actuation of the hoist winch the object suspension device can be raised and lowered.

US Pat. No. 10,113,665

LOW HYSTERESIS DIAPHRAGM FOR A VALVE

VistadelTek, LLC, Yorba ...

1. A valve housing for use with a valve seat, the valve housing comprising:a valve housing body;
a valve diaphragm integral with the valve housing body, the valve diaphragm having a first surface and a second surface opposing the first surface, one of the first surface and the second surface having a plastically deformed concentric strain hardened region having a concave shape; and
a control element attached to the valve diaphragm, the control element having a control surface offset from the first surface of the valve diaphragm, the control surface being configured to selectively engage the valve seat;
wherein the plastically deformed concentric strain hardened region biases the control surface one of towards and away from the valve seat.

US Pat. No. 10,113,663

WATER METER LOCKING DEVICE

1. A valve lock assembly useful in securing access to the valves of a valve system, the valve lock assembly comprisinga) a housing defined by a top and a skirt, the skirt extending down from the top forming a vacuous area within the housing, the housing having a dual-sided corner brace affixed to the housing top, wherein the corner brace is defined by a pair of adjacent side walls and a top, to form a space with limited accessibility, and wherein the housing top and the brace top have aligned apertures; and
b) a removable lock assembly, wherein the removable lock assembly comprises a coil rod positioned to be received in the aligned apertures of the housing top and the brace top, and further rotationally supports a plurality of dowel pins.

US Pat. No. 10,113,661

FLOW CONTROL VALVE

Griswold Controls, LLC, ...

1. A valve comprising:a valve body having a substantially straight bore extending through the valve body and defining a longitudinal axis of the valve body;
a rotatable valve component, rotatable relative to the valve body, rotatably disposed within the bore of the valve body, said rotatable valve component having a first aperture;
a fixed valve component, fixed relative the valve body, and disposed within the bore proximate to the rotatable valve component, said fixed valve component having a second aperture;
a motor disposed within the bore, connected to the rotatable valve component and operable to rotate the rotatable valve component within the valve body, said motor having a longitudinal axis, wherein said longitudinal axis of the motor is aligned parallel with the longitudinal axis of the valve body; and
a motor well, disposed within the bore, wherein said motor well provides a volume within the bore of the valve isolated from the water flow around the motor, with the motor disposed within the motor well, wherein
the motor well is open to the outside of the valve through a wall of the valve, such that the motor is insertable into the motor well through the wall of the valve.

US Pat. No. 10,113,658

PRESSURE LIMITING VALVE FOR A CRYOSTAT CONTAINING A CRYOGEN AND A SUPERCONDUCTING MAGNET

Siemens Healthcare Limite...

1. A pressure limiting valve for a cryostat that contains a cryogen and a superconducting magnet, said cryostat having a vent tube with a vent tube opening, said pressure limiting valve comprising:a quench valve comprising a single valve plate seated in a valve seat that surrounds said vent tube opening, and a first spring arrangement comprising a spring that produces a spring bias that urges said single vent plate against said valve seat so as to allow a cryogen gas, produced upon occurrence of a quench, to escape through said vent opening when a cracking pressure of said cryogen gas exceeds said spring bias produced by said spring of said first spring arrangement;
a cracking-pressure-raising assembly temporarily fitted over said quench valve;
said cracking-pressure-raising assembly comprising a main body that is non-destructively removably attached, by manually removable fastener elements, to said quench valve or to said cryostat; and
said cracking-pressure-raising assembly comprising a second spring arrangement, comprised of a plurality of spring elements that together produce a further spring bias applied to said single valve plate in addition to said spring bias produced by said spring of said first spring arrangement, with said main body forming a counter bearing for said plurality of spring elements of said second spring arrangement, so as to temporarily raise the cracking pressure needed to allow said cryogen gas to escape through said vent opening as long as the cracking-pressure-raising assembly is fitted over said quench valve.

US Pat. No. 10,113,653

CARTRIDGE ASSEMBLY MODULE FOR HIGH PRESSURE FLUID SYSTEM AND RELATED METHOD OF USE

PSI Pressure Systems LLC,...

1. A cartridge assembly module for a pressure fluid end system comprising:a valve seat assembly defining a discharge passageway;
a seal cartridge assembly fixedly secured to the valve seat assembly with a fastener so as to form a single piece cartridge that is adapted for installation relative to and removal from a fluid end frame, with both the valve seat assembly and seal cartridge assembly remaining secured to one another during the installation and the removal, the valve seat assembly and the seal cartridge assembly inseparable without removing the fastener; and
a registration feature associated with the single piece cartridge, the registration feature adapted to engage a corresponding registration feature of a loading chamber within which the cartridge assembly module is loaded so as to align and register the discharge passageway of the valve seat assembly in a preselected, configuration relative to another passageway of the high pressure fluid end system,
whereby fluid communication between the discharge passageway of the valve seat assembly and the other passageway is established.

US Pat. No. 10,113,652

TOP-ENTRY FLOATING BALL VALVE

Cameron International Cor...

1. A method comprising:inserting a first body bushing through an opening in a body, into a first bore, and into a first counterbore of a second bore of the body, wherein the first bore extends from a first flange of the body along a first axis, and the second bore extends from the first bore to a second flange of the body along a second axis, transverse to the first axis;
inserting a second body bushing through the opening in the body, into the first bore, and into a second counterbore of a third bore of the body, wherein the third bore of the body extends along the second axis, opposite the second bore from the first bore to a third flange;
assembling a ball subassembly, comprising:
coupling a first seat to a first seat retainer, wherein the first seat is disposed at least partially within a first recess of the first seat retainer;
coupling a second seat to a second seat retainer, wherein the second seat is disposed at least partially within a second recess of the second seat retainer;
positioning the first seat and the second seat such that each of the first seat and the second seat contact the ball at respective annular interfaces; and
wherein the first seat retainer and the second seat retainer are substantially rectangular in shape; and
inserting the ball subassembly through the opening of the body and into the first bore of the body, between the first and second body bushings, and such that the first seat retainer and the second seat retainer are in contact with a bottom end of the body.

US Pat. No. 10,113,649

MAGNETIC SEAL DEVICE AND FISHING REEL INCLUDING THE SEAL DEVICE

SHIMANO INC., Sakai, Osa...

1. A magnetic seal device comprising:a magnetic sleeve having a cylindrical body and fitting on an outer peripheral surface of a rotatable shaft,
a ring shaped magnet being arranged radially outwardly from an outer peripheral surface of the magnetic sleeve with a gap, and forming a magnetic circuit between the outer peripheral surface of the magnetic sleeve and the ring shaped magnet, and
a magnetic fluid being maintained at the gap,
wherein the magnetic sleeve includes
a groove arranged circumferentially around the outer peripheral surface of the magnetic sleeve, and
a flange extending radially outwardly from and circumferentially around the outer peripheral surface of the magnetic sleeve, wherein the flange has a diameter that is larger than a diameter of the outer peripheral surface of the magnetic sleeve, and
a ring shaped absorbing member that is arranged to face the groove or the flange, wherein the absorbing member is configured to absorb the magnetic fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,113,645

SEALING SYSTEM FOR TANK ROTARY SHAFT

Rio Tinto Alcan Internati...

1. A seal arrangement for sealing a rotary shaft and a shaft opening defined in a wall of a tank configured for containing a flowable material, comprising a primary seal mounted with the rotary shaft in an extractable cartridge to provide sealing around the rotary shaft, the seal arrangement further comprising a secondary seal operational for closing the shaft opening when removing the primary seal for maintenance or replacement, characterized in that the extractable cartridge is removably insertable in sealing engagement within a housing projecting outwardly from the tank around the shaft opening, and in that the secondary seal comprises an isolation valve mounted to the housing outside of the tank.

US Pat. No. 10,113,641

SHIFT DEVICE OF DUAL CLUTCH TRANSMISSION

Hyundai Dymos Incorporate...

1. A shift device of a dual clutch transmission, comprising:a select motor;
a select guide block moving in a straight direction by a driving of the select motor;
a pair of odd-stage and even-stage control shafts arranged parallel to one another and at opposite sides of the select guide block, each shaft moving in an axial select direction by the straight movement of the select guide block;
a pair of odd-stage and even-stage shift motors each providing a shaft rotating force to the pair of control shafts in a shift direction; and
a lead screw rotating by the select motor to provide a straight moving force to the select guide block, said select guide block having internal threads mating with external threads of the lead screw;
wherein the lead screw is configured to interlock with the select motor through a reducer,
wherein the select guide block is provided with a pair of guide grooves for providing a shaft moving force to the pair of control shafts, respectively, in the select direction and the guide grooves are formed on opposing side surfaces of the select guide block, the grooves facing and engaged with the control shafts and
wherein each guide groove continuously forms a flat surface and an inclined surface having a multi-stage structure to adjust a shaft moving displacement of the pair of control shafts in the select direction as determined by a straight moving distance of the select guide block.

US Pat. No. 10,113,638

CONTROL DEVICE OF AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Mazda Motor Corporation, ...

1. A control device of an automatic transmission mounted on a vehicle,the control device comprising:
a predetermined friction engaging element;
an oil pressure supply portion configured to supply oil pressure to the predetermined friction engaging element at a predetermined change gear ratio;
an abnormality diagnosis oil pressure supply portion configured to supply the oil pressure to the predetermined friction engaging element through an oil pressure supply passage that is different from an oil pressure supply passage through which the oil pressure supply portion supplies the oil pressure to the predetermined friction engaging element; and
an abnormality diagnosis portion configured to switch from a normal state to an abnormality diagnosis state at the predetermined change gear ratio to diagnose whether or not there is an abnormality in the automatic transmission, the normal state being a state where the oil pressure supply portion supplies the oil pressure to the predetermined friction engaging element, the abnormality diagnosis state being a state where the abnormality diagnosis oil pressure supply portion supplies the oil pressure to the predetermined friction engaging element.

US Pat. No. 10,113,637

INTEGRATED POWERTRAIN SYSTEM

Cummins, Inc., Columbus,...

1. A method, comprising:receiving a predetermined shift schedule for a transmission of a vehicle from a remote source;
interpreting vehicle operation data regarding operation of the vehicle;
interpreting a desired operating characteristic of a vehicle operating parameter;
determining a predicted impact of a scheduled shift event of the predetermined shift schedule on the vehicle operating parameter based on the vehicle operation data; and
selectively adjusting the scheduled shift event in response to the desired operating characteristic and the predicted impact on the vehicle operating parameter,
wherein selectively adjusting the scheduled shift event includes at least one of a delay of the scheduled shift event, an early implementation of the scheduled shift event, and a skipping of the scheduled shift event, and implementing the adjusted shift event with the transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,113,634

DEVICE INCLUDING ONE FIRST AND AT LEAST ONE SECOND BEARING

AKTIEBOLAGET SKF, Gothen...

1. A device comprising:a first bearing,
a second bearing,
a first bearing-attachment element holding a first bearing and configured to exert a first force on an outer ring of first bearing,
a second bearing-attachment element holding the second bearing and configured to exert a second force on an outer ring of the second bearing,
a convex annular surface region on a circumferential portion of the outer ring of the second bearing,
and
a formation in the first bearing attachment element, the formation including a stepped cross-section having a convex annular underside surface that contacts and extends above the convex annular surface region of the outer ring of the second bearing and abuts the second bearing-attachment element at a first surface region and a second surface region, and
the formation is configured to exert a third force on the outer ring of the second bearing.

US Pat. No. 10,113,607

ACTIVE VIBRATION DAMPING DEVICE AND ACTIVE VIBRATION DAMPING METHOD

HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., T...

1. An active vibration damping device, comprising:an actuator disposed between a drive source and a vehicle body; and
a computer configured to suppress transmission of vibrations from the drive source to the vehicle body by causing the actuator to actively generate vibrations;
wherein the computer comprises:
an internal temperature estimating unit configured to calculate an internal temperature of the actuator;
a command value calculating unit configured to calculate an operation command value for the actuator from rotation information of the drive source;
a command value correction unit configured to correct the operation command value in accordance with the internal temperature;
a drive control unit configured to apply a drive voltage to the actuator using a voltage duty ratio based on the corrected operation command value; and
a point number calculating unit configured to obtain an integer value point number which is set so as to become larger as a period of rotation of the drive source becomes longer; and
wherein the internal temperature estimating unit comprises:
an output average duty ratio calculating unit configured to calculate an output average duty ratio, which is an average of target values or actually measured values of the voltage duty ratios that are used for realizing the operation command value, when the period of rotation of the drive source is a predetermined period;
a reference average duty ratio calculating unit configured to calculate, on basis of the operation command value and the point number, a reference average duty ratio, which is an average of the voltage duty ratios that realize the operation command value when the internal temperature is a reference temperature and the period of rotation of the drive source is the predetermined period;
an average duty ratio rate-of-change calculating unit configured to calculate, from the operation command value and the point number, an average duty ratio rate of change, which indicates a relationship between an amount of change of the internal temperature and an amount of change of an average duty ratio which is an average of the voltage duty ratios, when the period of rotation of the drive source is the predetermined period; and
an internal temperature calculating unit configured to calculate as the internal temperature a value obtained by adding the reference temperature to a product of the average duty ratio rate of change and a deviation between the output average duty ratio and the reference average duty ratio.

US Pat. No. 10,113,597

CASSETTE DRIVER FOR A FREEWHEEL HUB

Christianson Systems, Inc...

1. A cassette driver comprising:a cylindrical body portion;
a plurality of axially extending raised splines spaced apart on the cylindrical body portion;
a drive end portion connected to the cylindrical body portion, the drive end portion including a plurality of coaxial cylindrical surfaces, wherein the drive end portion and cylindrical body portion are integrally formed;
wherein at least one of the splines is integrally formed on the surface of the cylindrical body portion of the cassette driver; and
wherein the at least one spline includes a drive side, the drive side including a reinforcement engagement member.

US Pat. No. 10,113,565

ENGINE NOZZLE SYNCHRONIZATION SYSTEM

Moog Inc., East Aurora, ...

1. An actuator synchronization system comprising:a control valve in fluid communication with a plurality of actuators, each of said actuators comprising:
an input stage element in fluid communication with said control valve and having an input member movably mounted along an input axis, and configured to be moved from a first input position to a second input position along said input axis by said control valve;
a main valve having a valve member movably mounted in a valve chamber along a main valve axis, and configured to be moved from a null position to an off-null position along said main valve axis to selectively meter fluid flow from at least one port defined between said valve member and said valve chamber;
an output stage element in fluid communication with said port of said main valve and having an output member moveably mounted along an output axis, and configured to be moved from a first output position to a second output position along said output axis by a pressure differential applied on said output member by said main valve;
said main valve and said output member configured such that said output member is at a pressure equilibrium and does not move when said valve member is in said null position;
a feedback linkage acting between said valve member and said output member;
an eccentric drive link acting between said input member and said feedback linkage and configured to rotate about a fixed drive axis;
said drive link rotationally connected to said feedback linkage at a first pivot that is off-set a distance from said fixed drive axis and configured such that selective motion of said input member between said first input position and said second input position along said input axis causes said pivot of said feedback linkage to rotate about said drive axis;
said feedback linkage and said drive link configured such that selective movement of said input member from said first position to said second position causes said drive link and said feedback linkage to move said valve member from said null position to said off-null position;
said movement of said valve member from said null position to said off-null position causes said pressure differential on said output member and said output member to thereby move from said first output position to said second output position; and
said movement of said output member to said second output position causes said feedback linkage to move said valve member from said off-null position back to said null position; and
a mechanical connector between each of said input stage elements and/or said drive links configured such that rotational motion of each of said respective drive links about said respective fixed drive axis is substantially the same and thereby synchronized.

US Pat. No. 10,113,557

FURNACE BLOWER ASSEMBLY WITH A DIVERTER

REGAL BELOIT AMERICA, INC...

1. A furnace blower assembly comprising:a fan housing;
a fan within the housing, the fan being adapted to rotate relative to the housing about a fan axis, the fan axis defining mutually perpendicular axial and radial directions relative to the housing;
a motor operatively coupled to the fan;
a tubular diverter;
the housing defining an interior compartment, at least one air inlet, and a diverter receiving opening, the diverter receiving opening being adapted to receive a portion of the diverter, the fan and housing cooperating in a manner such that rotation of the fan about the fan axis causes air to be drawn into the interior compartment via the air inlet and to exit the interior compartment via the diverter receiving opening;
the diverter having an air directing ramp and a discharge port;
the diverter receiving opening and the diverter being adapted such that at least a portion of the air directing ramp is within the interior compartment of the housing, at least a portion of the air directing ramp within the interior compartment of the housing extending obliquely from a plane perpendicular to the fan axis, the air directing ramp being adapted to change direction of air flowing through the diverter receiving opening.

US Pat. No. 10,113,539

CONTROL VALVE FOR VARIABLE DISPLACEMENT COMPRESSOR

TGK CO., LTD., Tokyo (JP...

1. A control valve for a variable displacement compressor, for varying a discharging capacity of the compressor for compressing refrigerant introduced into a suction chamber and discharging the compressed refrigerant from a discharge chamber, by regulating a flow rate of refrigerant introduced from the discharge chamber to a control chamber, the control valve comprising:a body having a main passage through which the discharge chamber and the control chamber communicate with each other, and a sub-passage through which the control chamber and the suction chamber communicate with each other;
a main valve seat provided in the main passage;
a main valve element configured to touch and leave the main valve seat to close and open a main valve;
a sub-valve seat provided in the sub-passage;
a sub-valve element configured to touch and leave the sub-valve seat to close and open a sub-valve;
a solenoid configured to generate a drive force in a valve closing direction of the main valve;
an actuating rod for transmitting the drive force of the solenoid to the main valve element and the sub-valve element;
a first biasing member for applying a biasing force to the main valve in a valve opening direction; and
a second biasing member for applying a biasing force to the sub-valve in a valve closing direction;
wherein the sub-valve is configured to open when a pressure difference between a control pressure in the control chamber and a suction pressure in the suction chamber becomes a preset pressure difference or larger.

US Pat. No. 10,113,432

ROTOR SHAFT WITH COOLING BORE INLETS

ANSALDO ENERGIA SWITZERLA...

1. A rotor shaft adapted to rotate about a rotor axis of the rotor shaft, the rotor shaft comprising: a rotor cavity configured concentrically or quasi-concentrically to the rotor axis inside the rotor shaft, a plurality of cooling bores extending outward from the inside to an outside of the rotor shaft and towards a direction of rotation of the rotor shaft, each of the plurality of cooling bores having a bore inlet and a bore outlet, wherein the each of the plurality of cooling bores comprises a constant cooling bore diameter extending from the bore inlet to the bore outlet, the respective bore inlet being adapted to abut on the rotor cavity, and wherein at least one side or part-side of the circumferential area of the bore inlet is provided with an edge fillet in order to maximize a wall thickness downstream of the edge fillet between two adjacent cooling bores, and wherein the edge fillet of each of the plurality of cooling bores has a radius of 0.3 to 0.7 of the cooling bore diameter and an opposite side of the bore inlet is without an edge fillet, and wherein the edge fillet of each of the plurality of plurality of cooling bores is arranged on a front of the bore in the direction of rotation of the rotor shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,113,383

POSITIVE RETENTION LOCK RING FOR TUBING HANGER

VETCO GRAY, LLC, Houston...

1. A wellhead assembly comprising:a wellhead housing, the wellhead housing having a bore with an axis and an annular lock groove on an inner diameter surface of the bore;
a wellbore member concentrically located within the bore of the wellhead housing defining an annulus between the wellbore member and the wellhead housing, the wellbore member having an upward facing shoulder;
an annular lock ring positioned in the annulus, the annular lock ring having an outer diameter profile for engaging the lock groove and being radially expandable from an unset position to a set position, the set position preventing upward axial movement of the wellbore member relative to the wellhead housing, the lock ring having an inward and upward facing tapered surface;
an energizing ring positioned in the annulus above the lock ring, the energizing ring being axially movable from an upper position to a lower position, the energizing ring having an outward and downward facing lower tapered surface that engages the upward facing tapered surface of the lock ring to push the lock ring outward to the set position as the energizing ring moves downward; and
a retainer in selective engagement with the energizing ring, the retainer engaging a top surface of the energizing ring when the energizing ring is in the lower position, retaining the annular lock ring in the set position and limiting axial upward movement of the energizing ring relative to the wellbore member, the retainer engaging a lower upward facing annular shoulder of the energizing ring when the energizing ring is in the upper position, limiting axial movement of the energizing ring via the lower upward facing annular shoulder, and retaining the annular lock ring and the energizing ring with the wellbore member when the annular lock ring is in the unset position.

US Pat. No. 10,113,373

CENTRALISER

INNOVEX DOWNHOLE SOLUTION...

1. A composite centraliser comprising:an elongate non-cylindrical housing having an arcuate surface, wherein first and second recesses are defined in an inside of the arcuate surface, the first and second recesses being axially spaced on the elongate non-cylindrical housing, and
an elongate resilient member having first and second ends, wherein the first and second ends are located in the respective first and second recesses of the elongate non-cylindrical housing, such that the first end is retained in the first recess at least partially by engagement with the inside of the arcuate surface in the first recess, and wherein a surface of the elongate resilient member is outwardly spaced from the elongate non-cylindrical housing,
wherein the elongate non-cylindrical housing has a longitudinal slot extending through the arcuate surface and between the first and second recesses, wherein, as proceeding from the first end, the elongate resilient member extends outward through the slot, projects outwardly from the elongate non-cylindrical housing, and extends inward through the slot to the second end.

US Pat. No. 10,113,359

STEADY-STATE GEAR STRUCTURE FOR ROLLER SHADE

My Home Global Company, ...

1. A gear structure comprising:at least one return wheel unit (1); and
a power transmission unit (2) connected with the at least one return wheel unit;
wherein:
the at least one return wheel unit includes a housing (11), a first wheel (12) mounted in the housing, a second wheel (13) mounted in the housing, and a spring (14) wound around the first wheel and having a distal end (141) secured to the second wheel;
the housing has an interior defining a receiving space (110) which has a bottom provided with two fitting portions (111);
the housing has a first side provided with a first passage (113) and a second side provided with a second passage (112);
the first wheel has a center provided with a first shaft (121) rotatably mounted on one of the two fitting portions and has a periphery provided with a first annular groove (122);
the first wheel is provided with a first gear (123) protruding outward from the first passage of the housing;
the second wheel has a center provided with a second shaft (131) rotatably mounted on the other one of the two fitting portions and has a periphery provided with a second annular groove (132);
the second wheel is provided with a second gear (133) protruding outward from the second passage of the housing;
the spring is wound around the first annular groove of the first wheel;
the distal end of the spring is secured to the second annular groove of the second wheel;
the power transmission unit includes a side bracket (21) juxtaposed to the housing of the at least one return wheel unit, a first driven gear set (22) mounted in the side bracket, a second driven gear set (23) mounted in the side bracket, a driving member (25) mounted on the side bracket, and a transmission member (24) connected between the driving member and the second driven gear set;
the side bracket has an interior defining a receiving chamber (210) which has a bottom provided with a first mounting portion (213) and has a side provided with a second mounting portion (214);
the side bracket has a surface provided with an opening (211);
the side bracket is provided with an extension (212);
the first driven gear set has a center provided with a first spindle (221) rotatably mounted on the first mounting portion of the side bracket;
the first driven gear set includes a third gear (222) and a first bevel gear (223) connected with the third gear;
the third gear of the first driven gear set meshes with the second gear of the second wheel;
the second driven gear set has a center provided with a second spindle (231) rotatably mounted on the second mounting portion of the side bracket;
the second driven gear set includes an engaging portion (233) and a second bevel gear (232) connected with the engaging portion;
the second bevel gear of the second driven gear set meshes with the first bevel gear of the first driven gear set;
the driving member is rotatably mounted on the extension of the side bracket;
the driving member has a first end provided with a driving portion (251) engaging the transmission member and a second end provided with a connecting portion (252);
the transmission member is mounted on the extension of the side bracket and extends through the opening of the side bracket; and
the transmission member engages the engaging portion of the second driven gear set.

US Pat. No. 10,113,335

LATCH APPARATUS WITH INDEPENDENT IDENTICAL OPPOSING LATCHES

Carlson Pet Products, Inc...

1. A latch apparatus between a first object and a second object, the latch apparatus having a length direction, a width direction and a height direction, the latch apparatus comprising:a) a first keeper, the first keeper engaged to the first object, the first keeper extending in the length direction from the first object toward the second object;
b) a second keeper, the second keeper engaged to the second object;
c) the first keeper comprising a first under slide face portion, the first under slide face portion having a first proximal under slide end and a first distal under slide end, the first under slide face portion defining a first under slide direction;
d) the first keeper comprising a second under slide face portion, the second under slide face portion having a second proximal under slide end and a second distal under slide end, the second under slide face portion defining a second under slide direction;
e) a swinging piece having a distal end, the swinging piece pivotally engaged to the first object, the distal end of the swinging piece releasably engaged to the second keeper of the second object to permit the first object to be opened relative to the second object, the swinging piece having an open position where the swinging piece is disengaged from said second keeper of the second object, the swinging piece having a closed position where the distal end of the swinging piece is engaged to said second keeper of the second object;
f) the swinging piece comprising a first slot, the first slot having a first proximal slot end and a first distal slot end, the first proximal slot end being adjacent to the first proximal under slide end when the swinging piece is in the closed position, the first distal slot end being adjacent to the first distal under slide end when the swinging piece is in the closed position;
g) the swinging piece comprising a second slot, the second slot having a second proximal slot end and a second distal slot end, the second proximal slot end being adjacent to the second proximal under slide end when the swinging piece is in the closed position, the second distal slot end being adjacent to the second distal under slide end when the swinging piece is in the closed position;
h) the swinging piece comprising a first slider, the first slider engaged in the first slot, the first slider slidingly engaging the first under slide face portion from below the first under slide face portion, the first slider preventing the swinging piece from pivoting when the first slider is engaged with the first under slide face portion, the first slider being slideable beyond the first under distal slide end to permit the swinging piece to pivot and disengage from the second object; and
i) the swinging piece comprising a second slider, the second slider engaged in the second slot, the second slider slidingly engaging the second under slide face portion from below the second under slide face portion, the second slider preventing the swinging piece from pivoting when the second slider is engaged with the second under slide face portion, the second slider being slideable beyond the second distal under slide end to permit the swinging piece to pivot and disengage from the second object;
j) such that the swinging piece is locked in the closed position until each of the first and second sliders has been slid beyond the first and second distal under slide ends, whereupon the swinging piece may be swung to the open position.

US Pat. No. 10,113,088

LABEL MANUFACTURING METHOD AND LABEL

SATO HOLDINGS KABUSHIKI K...

1. A label manufacturing method comprising:applying a first adhesive to a base sheet to form an adhesive layer;
partially applying a second adhesive which is an acrylate-based bonding adhesive to the applied first adhesive layer, on the same side of the base sheet as the first adhesive layer;
irradiating the first adhesive and the partially applied acrylate-based bonding adhesive applied to the first adhesive layer with an ultraviolet ray such that only the acrylate-based bonding adhesive is cured; and
cutting the base sheet where the acrylate-based bonding adhesive has been applied to define a separated label.

US Pat. No. 10,112,974

METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION OF 18F-LABELED ACTIVE ESTERS AND THEIR APPLICATION EXEMPLIFIED BY THE PREPARATION OF A PSMA-SPECIFIC PET-TRACER

Max-Planck-Gesellschaft z...

1. A compound of formula (II)wherein, E represents a covalent bond orwhereinn is an integer selected from 0 to 10;
n1 is an integer selected from 0 to 10;
n2 is an integer selected from 0 to 10;
m is an integer selected from 1 to 18;
p is an integer selected from 0 to 10;
q is an integer selected from 1 to 18;
X, Y, W, and Z represent independently of each other —CH2—, —CH—, —NH— or —N—;
represents a single or double bond;
and diastereomers, entantiomers, hydrates, and salts thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,112,925

METHODS FOR THE PREPARATION OF CHARGED CROSSLINKERS

IMMUNOGEN, INC., Waltham...

1. A process for the preparation of a compound represented by formula (V):or a salt thereof, comprising the steps of:a) reacting a compound of the following formula:
with sodium hydroxide to form a compound of formula (1a):or a salt thereof;b) reacting the compound of formula (1a) or a salt thereof with 1,2-di(pyridin-2-yl)disulfane (PySSPy) to form a compound of formula (2a):
or a salt thereof,c) reacting the compound of formula (2a) or a salt thereof, with chlorosulfonic acid to form a compound of formula (IV):
or a salt thereof; andd) reacting the compound of formula (IV), or a salt thereof, with N-hydroxysuccinimide in the presence of the coupling agent 1-ethyl-3-(3-dimethylaminopropyl)carbodiimide (EDC) to form the compound of formula (V) or a salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,112,866

COATED ARTICLE WITH LOW-E COATING HAVING ABSORBING LAYERS FOR LOW FILM SIDE REFLECTANCE AND LOW VISIBLE TRANSMISSION

Guardian Glass, LLC, Aub...

9. A coated article including a coating supported by a glass substrate, the coating comprising:first and second infrared (IR) reflecting layers comprising silver, wherein said IR reflecting layers are spaced apart from one another by at least one dielectric layer that is located therebetween, and wherein the first IR reflecting layer is located closer to the glass substrate than is the second IR reflecting layer;
a first absorption layer comprising NiCr located such that the first absorption layer is located between the glass substrate and the first IR reflecting layer,
a second absorption layer comprising NiCr located such that both the first and second IR reflecting layers are located between the glass substrate and the second absorption layer,
wherein the first absorption layer and the second absorption layer are each sandwiched between and contacting dielectric layers;
wherein each of the first and second absorption layers comprises from 0-10% oxygen (atomic %) and from 1-15% nitrogen (atomic %);
wherein no metallic absorption layer is located between the first and second IR reflecting layers comprising silver;
wherein said coated article has a visible transmission of from about 20-43%, measured monolithically; and
wherein, measured monolithically, the coated article has a visible film side reflectance (RfY) that is lower than its visible glass side reflectance (RgY).

US Pat. No. 10,112,854

OLEOPHILIC BIO-BARRIER FOR CONTROLLING NAPL MIGRATION

Colorado State University...

1. A method for controlling hydrocarbons discharged from ground water to surface water at a ground water/surface water interface, comprising:placing an oleophilic biobarrier (OBB) in contact with the ground in the region of said ground water/surface water interface;
leaving the OBB in contact with the ground at the ground water/surface water interface such that naturally occurring microbes colonize within the OBB;
absorbing hydrocarbons discharged from the ground water to the surface water at the ground water/surface water interface at the OBB;
wherein said OBB comprises a first mat having a first mat upper surface and a first mat lower surface, with the first mat lower surface in contact with the ground; an oleophilic open structural layer having a structural layer upper surface and a structural layer lower surface, with the structural layer lower surface in contact with the first mat upper surface; a second mat having a second mat upper surface and a second mat lower surface, with the second mat lower surface in contact with the structural layer upper surface, thereby forming a sandwich structure having open ends; and a sand layer located above the second mat upper surface for, at least in part, enhancing the adsorption of said hydrocarbons; whereby the first and second mat are each comprised of an oleophilic material that is nutrient, water and air transmissive and effective for supporting growth of said naturally occurring microbes; and whereby the OBB is configured such that nutrients, water and air are able to transfer through the OBB; and
attenuating said hydrocarbons via biodegradation by the colonized naturally occurring microbes, thereby preventing release thereof from said ground water to said surface water;
wherein said biodegradation by the colonized naturally occurring microbes is facilitated by cycling from surface water and/or atmospheric oxygen through the OBB due to the placement of the OBB in contact with the ground in the region of said ground water/surface water interface.

US Pat. No. 10,112,838

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TREATING THE FREE SURFACE OF A MATERIAL

1. A method for treating a free surface of a silicon material, comprising:emitting at least one first gas flow from a first opening,
sweeping the free surface of the silicon material by the first flow, followed by
discharging the first flow through at least one discharge opening,
concomitantly with the emitting of the first flow, emitting at least one second gas flow from at least one second opening, the second gas flow forming a protective cover over the free surface of the material, at a distance from said free surface, and discharging the second gas flow through an upper part of the discharge opening, the first flow being discharged through a lower part of the discharge opening,
wherein the upper part of the discharge opening occupies up to 80% of the overall height of the discharge opening.

US Pat. No. 10,112,831

CHLORINE DIOXIDE GENERATOR

TAIKO PHARMACEUTICAL CO.,...

1. A method of producing chlorine dioxide comprising:generating chlorine dioxide gas by deforming a container body of a chlorine dioxide generator which is deformable in response to application of a force to the container body from outside of the container body;
the container body including a gas discharge port formed of a gas-permeable, water-impermeable or gas-permeable, water-permeation retardant member, the container body except for the gas discharge port being sealed, thus having a water-impermeable construction;
the container body containing a solid acidic composition and an aqueous chlorite solution under a non-contact condition from each other;
the solid acidic composition comprising a porous material containing an acidic substance that exhibits acidity when dissolved in water; and
the aqueous chlorite solution being sealed within a breakable enclosure;
the deforming of the container body causing the enclosure contained in the container body to be broken to bring the aqueous chlorite solution into contact with the solid acidic composition to generate chlorine dioxide gas that is discharged via the gas discharge port to outside of the container body; and
submerging in water at least the gas discharge port of the container body during the generation of the chlorine dioxide gas to dissolve the chlorine dioxide gas discharged via the gas discharge port in the water,
wherein the chlorine dioxide generator further comprises an insulating member that insulates the porous material and the enclosure from each other, the insulating member including at least one hole and being disposed to prevent displacement of the porous material toward the enclosure.

US Pat. No. 10,112,828

METHOD FOR HOMOGENIZING THE HEIGHT OF A PLURALITY OF WIRES AND DEVICE USING SUCH WIRES

1. A method for homogenizing a height of a plurality of wires from the plurality of wires erected on a face of a substrate, the method comprising:a first step of coating the face of the substrate comprising the plurality of wires with a first film, said first film embedding the plurality of wires over a first height;
a second step of coating the first film with a second film, said second film embedding at least one part of the plurality of wires over a second height;
a step of removing the second film, the part of the wires of the plurality of wires embedded in the second film being removed at the same time as said second film;a mechanical stress between the first film and the second film being exerted during the removal step.

US Pat. No. 10,112,821

LIQUID DISPENSING APPLIANCE PROVIDED WITH AN ANTI-DRIP VALVE SYSTEM

Anheuser-Busch InBev S.A....

1. A pressure driven dispensing assembly comprising a container containing a beverage to be dispensed, a dispensing tube bringing in fluid communication with ambient the volume inside the container containing the beverage, and a source of pressurized gas in fluid communication with the interior of the container for pressurizing the interior of the container and driving the dispensing of the beverage out of the container through the dispensing tube, said dispensing tube having a flexible, resilient portion ending in an outlet of inner diameter, D, is at least 3 mm, and being engaged in a pinch valve system comprising a squeezing member suitable for squeezing and obturating a single section of the flexible portion located at a distance, h, from the outlet comprised between 1 and 12 mm, wherein the ratio, h/D, of the distance, h, to the outlet inner diameter, D, is not more than 1.5, so as to reduce the dripping of the beverage out of the dispensing tube when obturating the section.

US Pat. No. 10,112,820

BEVERAGE DISPENSING SYSTEM WITH DISPOSABLE LINER AND FAUCET

DSS Rapak, Inc., Romeovi...

1. A faucet assembly for a beverage dispensing container and container liner assembly with a tube, the container having a fitting assembly, the faucet assembly comprising:a main body having a first surface and connection means for connecting said main body to the fitting assembly;
a lid having a second surface and closed and open positions, the closed position including the first surface being held against the second surface so that said lid and said main body define a distal passageway for holding the tube and having a centerline, the centerline defining three points not on a straight line, and the open position including the first surface being in a position not held against the second surface; and
a valve assembly connected with and extending upwardly from said main body, and positioned between the fitting assembly and the lid, for selectively pinching closed a tube extending through the distal passageway, wherein said lid is hingedly connected to said valve assembly to pivot between the closed and open positions.

US Pat. No. 10,112,817

DISPENSER ASSEMBLY FOR REFRIGERATOR

Dongbu Daewoo Electronics...

1. A dispenser assembly for a refrigerator, the dispenser assembly comprising:a dispenser body defining an outer body of the dispenser assembly, wherein the dispenser body comprises a storage part;
a removable discharge nozzle configured to be placed in the storage part and configured to selectively discharge water supplied from a water supply flow path responsive to user interactions;
an extension hose configured to interconnect the water supply flow path and the removable discharge nozzle and to allow the removable discharge nozzle to be removed from the storage part to a location out of the dispenser body;
a water discharge lever configured to selectively open and close the water supply flow path responsive to user interactions;
a sensing unit configured to sense if the removable discharge nozzle is removed from the storage part; and
a control unit coupled to the sensing unit and configured to supply a control signal for opening the water supply flow path to the water discharge lever when the sensing unit senses that the removable discharge nozzle is removed from the storage part.

US Pat. No. 10,112,816

METHOD FOR FILLING A CONTAINER WITH A FILL PRODUCT USING A PROPORTIONAL VALVE

KRONES AG, Neutraubling ...

1. A method for filling a container with a fill product, comprising:determining a volume of fluid flowing through a proportional valve per unit time for each of a plurality of open positions of the proportional valve for a specified opening curve (H(t)) of the proportional valve to generate a curve of volume of the fluid flowing through the proportional valve as a function of time; and
controlling the filling of the container based on the curve.

US Pat. No. 10,112,812

GANTRY BINARY SYNCHRONIZATION BLOCK-TYPE BRAKE

SHIJIAZHUANG WULONG BRAKE...

1. A gantry binary synchronization block brake for frictionally braking a braking wheel, comprising:a gantry bracket;
a dual brake releaser secured to the gantry bracket; and
two mutually independent braking units,
wherein the gantry bracket further comprises two side frames, a top beam fixedly disposed on the upper ends of the two side frames, and a base connected to lower ends of the two side frames,
each of the braking units comprises:
a braking arm arranged on a side of the gantry bracket with lower end of the braking arm hinged to the gantry bracket;
a braking shoe connected to the braking arm for frictionally braking the braking wheel;
a braking spring provided on the braking arm for pushing the braking arm so as to brake the braking wheel; and
an adjusting screw for adjusting a working gap between the braking shoe and the braking wheel;
wherein the adjusting screw extends in and is fixed onto the braking arm, the adjusting screw is locked to the braking arm by a locking nut, an inner end of the adjusting screw remains axially opposite to an adjacent push rod on the dual brake releaser, the adjusting screw is axially movable relative to the push rod; and
the gap adjustment mechanism adjusts a braking working gap between the braking shoe and the braking wheel by adjusting an extension length of the adjusting screw from inside of the braking arm.

US Pat. No. 10,112,808

WINCH

WARN INDUSTRIES, INC., C...

1. A winch, comprising:a motor having a motor housing including a motor case and a first drum support coupled to the motor case for closing an end of the motor case;
a rotatable drum;
a gear reduction unit drivingly attached to the motor, the gear reduction unit including multiple planetary gear sets and having a gear housing including a gear case and a second drum support attached to the gear case for closing an end of the gear case; and
three motor terminals linearly aligned with one another along a top side of the motor housing, vertically above the motor and protruding through a top side of the first drum support, and, where the three motor terminals electrically couple the motor to a control unit of the winch.

US Pat. No. 10,112,799

ELEVATOR INSTALLATION MODERNIZATION USING AN EXISTING INTERFACE

Inventio AG, Hergiswil N...

1. An elevator installation modernization method comprising:placing a destination call control at an elevator installation, the destination call control being configured to generate start floor signals and destination floor signals based at least in part on at least one of a destination call signal or an identification code; and
connecting the destination call control with an existing elevator control using an existing serial maintenance interface of the existing elevator control, such that the destination call control is configured to provide the start floor signals and the destination floor signals to the existing elevator control through the existing serial maintenance interface by implementing a communications protocol compatible with the existing serial maintenance interface to provide the start floor signals and the destination floor signals to the existing elevator control.

US Pat. No. 10,112,796

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANUFACTURING AEROGEL SHEET

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A method for manufacturing an aerogel sheet, the method comprising:a step (a) of preparing silica sol;
a step (b) of preparing a gelling catalyst;
a step (c) of injecting the silica sol, which is prepared in the step (a), to a surface of a blanket to impregnate the silica sol;
a step (d) of injecting the gelling catalyst, which is prepared in the step (b), to the surface of the blanket, into which the silica sol is impregnated, to gelate the silica sol; and
a step (e) of cutting the blanket, in which the silica sol is gelated, to obtain a sheet in which the silica sol is gelated,
wherein the step (c) and the step (d) are performed within a conveyor belt that transfers the blanket from one side to the other side thereof,
wherein the conveyor belt comprises a scraper comprising a first scraper adjusting a thickness of the silica sol injected to the surface of the blanket and a second scraper adjusting a thickness of the gelling catalyst injected to the surface of the blanket,
wherein the first scraper and the second scraper may be installed to be adjustable in height on a top surface of the conveyor belt,
wherein, in the step (d), the gelling catalyst is injected to the surface of the blanket at a rate of 0.035 L/min to 0.012 L/min to leave the gelling catalyst for 8 minutes to 12 minutes and thereby to gelate the silica sol, and
wherein, in the step (d), the gelation of the silica sol is uniformly adjusted by varying the injection rate of the gelling catalyst according to density of the silica sol impregnated in the blanket.

US Pat. No. 10,112,794

REMOVAL MACHINE TO TAKE PAVEMENT MARKINGS OFF OF PAVED SURFACES

James P. Shea, Waterford...

1. A temporary tape removal apparatus that comprises:a chassis having a front end and a rear end with drive wheels near the rear end of the chassis and guiding wheels near the front end of the chassis;
a boom arm extending outward from the chassis and being movable between up and down and side to side positions relative to the chassis;
a spool assembly including a rotatable spool for winding used temporary tape thereon mounted on the boom arm, the boom arm extending outward from the front end of the chassis so that the spool is located beyond the front end of the chassis; and
controllable drive means to rotate the rotatable spool.

US Pat. No. 10,112,791

SHEET-CONVEYING DEVICE THAT CONVEYS SHEETS, IMAGE-FORMING APPARATUS USING THE SHEET-CONVEYING DEVICE AND IMAGE-FORMING SYSTEM THAT USES THE SHEET-CONVEYING DEVICE

KONICA MINOLTA, INC., To...

1. A sheet-conveying device comprising:a curved sheet-conveying path that is formed by a curved conveying guide, the curved sheet-conveying path being arranged at an outside of a sheet-conveying route on which a sheet is conveyed and the curved conveying guide being arranged at only an outside of the sheet-conveying route in the curved sheet-conveying path; and
a sheet-conveying-direction adjusting member that adjusts a sheet-conveying direction to direct a forward end of the sheet to the curved conveying guide, the sheet-conveying-direction adjusting member being arranged at an upper stream side of the curved conveying guide along the sheet-conveying direction;
wherein the sheet-conveying-direction adjusting member includes a pair of rollers that nip the sheet;
one roller of the pair of rollers, said one roller being arranged at an inside of the curved sheet-conveying route, contains a diameter more than that of the other roller thereof, said other roller being arranged at an outside of the curved sheet-conveying route; and
said one roller arranged at the inside of the curved sheet-conveying route contains hardness less than that of the other roller arranged at the outside of the curved sheet-conveying route.

US Pat. No. 10,112,790

FEEDING APPARATUS

Funai Electric Co., Ltd.,...

1. A feeding apparatus comprising:a mounting portion that holds a medium;
a first feeding roller that feeds the medium toward a feeding direction;
a first stopper that prevents the medium from moving toward the feeding direction,
wherein the first stopper pivots with respect to a pivotal axis, and the pivotal axis of the first stopper is substantially identical with a rotational axis of the first feeding roller;
a supporting part that swings the first feeding roller between:
a first position in which the first feeding roller feeds the medium while both the first feeding roller and the first stopper contact the medium, and
a second position in which the first feeding roller does not contact the medium while the first stopper contacts the medium to prevent the medium from moving toward the feeding direction; and
a regulating part disposed on a downstream side in feeding direction with respect to a pivotal center of the supporting part,
wherein the regulating part regulates movement of the first stopper by contacting a portion of the first stopper that does not contact the medium in the first position.

US Pat. No. 10,112,787

DENSE PHASE POWDER PUMP AND CORRESPONDING OPERATING METHOD

GEMA SWITZERLAND GMBH, S...

1. A dense phase powder pump for conveying coating powder in a powder path from a first powder reservoir to a second downstream powder reservoir or a downstream powder spray-coating gun or similar device for spraying coating powder disposed downstream of the dense phase powder pump, wherein the dense phase powder pump is designed as a single-chamber dense phase powder pump and comprises just one single powder conveyor chamber for the conveying of coating powder, wherein:at least one auxiliary compressed air inlet device opens into at least one location in the powder path after a powder outlet valve of the dense phase powder pump to supply auxiliary compressed air as additional conveying compressed air as needed,
wherein the dense phase powder pump further comprises:
a powder inlet connected or connectable to the first powder reservoir; and
a powder outlet connected or connectable to the second reservoir or to the powder spray-coating gun or other such mechanism for spraying coating powder,
wherein the powder inlet is arranged at a first end region of the dense phase powder pump and the powder outlet at an oppositely situated second end region of the dense phase powder pump, and
wherein the single powder conveyor chamber is arranged between the powder inlet and powder outlet of the dense phase powder pump,
wherein the single powder conveyor chamber has a chamber powder inlet on a first end region and a chamber powder outlet on an oppositely situated second end region,
wherein the dense phase powder pump further comprises:
a powder inlet valve by means of which the chamber powder inlet of the single powder conveyor chamber can be fluidly connected or connectable to the powder inlet of the dense phase powder pump, and
a powder outlet valve by means of which the chamber powder outlet of the single powder conveyor chamber can be fluidly connected or connectable to powder outlet of the dense phase powder pump, and
wherein the powder outlet of the single powder conveyor chamber is or can be fluidly connected to the powder outlet of the dense phase powder pump by means of the powder outlet valve.

US Pat. No. 10,112,784

APPARATUS FOR VARYING THE PITCH BETWEEN MOVING ARTICLES

FAMECCANICA.DATA S.P.A., ...

1. An apparatus for varying the pitch between moving articles, comprising:a stationary structure having a suction volume;
a plurality of rotors rotatable independently from each other about a common axis, each rotor having at least one transport element and each transport element having respective gripping surfaces provided with suction holes;
a rotary distributor rotatable about said axis independently of said rotors, and having a plurality of intake ducts comprising first openings selectively connected to said suction volume and second openings located on an interface surface of said rotary distributor; and
a plurality of rigid connection elements that establish a pneumatic connection between respective transport elements and said rotary distributor, wherein said rigid connection elements are fixed with respect to respective transport elements and have respective sliding surfaces in sliding contact with said interface surface, wherein said rigid connection elements have respective suction chambers elongated in the circumferential direction and open on said sliding surfaces, wherein said suction chambers are pneumatically connected to said suction holes of the respective transport elements and are connected pneumatically to said respective second openings of said rotary distributor.

US Pat. No. 10,112,783

TRANSFER DEVICE FOR PRODUCT CARRIERS WITH HOLDING MEANS

FERAG AG, Hinwil (CH)

1. A transfer device (1) for the separated transfer of product carriers (2a-2e; 2c?, 2d?) with holders (21, 21a-21e; 21c?, 21d?) to an overhead conveyor, the transfer device (1) comprising:a helical conveyor (11, 11?) forming a conveying section (F) for the holders (21, 21a-21e; 21a?-21f?) with a conveying portion (FF) and a transfer portion (FU), wherein the conveying section (F) in the conveying portion (FF) following a linear path and in the transfer portion (FU) following a transversely curved path superimposed on the linear path, wherein the helical conveyor (11, 11?) ends in the transfer portion (FU) in an eccentrically arranged guide tongue (111), which has a tapering cross-section as compared to the cross-section of the helical conveyor (11, 11?) in the conveying portion.

US Pat. No. 10,112,779

ALL-STEEL RECIPROCATING FLOOR SLAT SYSTEM

Keith Manufacturing Co., ...

1. A slat for use in a reciprocating floor slat conveyor system, comprising a slat portion that carries an upper load carrying surface, the slat portion having a pair of lateral side legs, with the side legs depending generally downwardly and then inwardly relative to the upper load carrying surface, and further, with each side leg terminating in a laterally inwardly directed foot portion, and with the foot portion of one side leg being upwardly vertically offset relative to the foot portion of the other side leg, and still further, with the upper load carrying surface including a lateral edge portion that extends a distance laterally outward relative to the one side leg that is upwardly vertically offset.

US Pat. No. 10,112,772

INVENTORY HOLDER LOAD DETECTION AND/OR STABILIZATION

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

5. A management module configured for inclusion in or communication with a mobile drive unit, the management module comprising a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium having stored therein instructions that, when executed by one or more processors of a computer system, cause the computer system to at least:receive or generate instructions that instruct motion of the mobile drive unit for facilitating a shift of position of at least one inventory item from one position in an inventory holder docked with the mobile drive unit for movement by the mobile drive unit to another position within or out of the inventory holder.

US Pat. No. 10,112,771

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TRANSPORTING INVENTORY ITEMS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

11. A system, comprising:a mobile drive unit comprising one or more actuators; and
an inventory holder, the inventory holder comprising:
a support structure forming a plurality of device openings, wherein the number of device openings correspond to a number of sides of the inventory holder and are configured such that the mobile drive unit is operable to move through a first of the plurality of device openings to position itself substantially beneath the inventory holder;
a docking surface located on a lower planar surface of the inventory holder, wherein the docking surface comprises a surface operable to engage with a high-friction portion of a docking head of the mobile drive unit; and
wherein the inventory holder further comprises a fiducial marker and the mobile drive unit further comprises a position sensor configured to detect the fiducial marker.

US Pat. No. 10,112,765

CASE HAVING A SHOCK ABSORBING STRUCTURE FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICES

SPIGEN KOREA CO., LTD., ...

1. A case having a shock absorbing structure for an electronic device, comprising:a bottom wall to cover a bottom portion of the electronic device;
four side walls extending perpendicularly from the bottom wall to cover four side portions of the electronic device wherein two adjacent walls form a rounded corner; and
a shock absorbing recess formed longitudinally within an inner curved portion of the rounded corner in a direction substantially perpendicular to the bottom wall, wherein the shock absorbing recess does not make two outer-facing surfaces of the adjacent side walls being outwardly bulged,wherein the shock absorbing recess comprises a recess opening which is substantially symmetrical with respect to a middle vertical line of the rounded corner,wherein the case is made of a soft material.

US Pat. No. 10,112,751

LIP PRODUCT CONTAINERS, AND METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

EOS PRODUCTS, LLC, New Y...

1. A lip balm receptacle, comprising:a curved, multi-layered upper portion, formed by a single two-step overmolding injection process using a cam-less inlay design mold, comprising:
i) an interior layer having an outer surface that identifies a flavor of a lip balm contained in the lip balm receptacle, the outer surface of the interior layer having an exposed portion, the exposed portion having a surface area; and
ii) an exterior layer bonded to the outer surface of the interior layer, the exterior layer having:
a) an outer surface with a different visual appearance than the outer surface of the interior layer, the outer surface of the exterior layer having a surface area;
b) a thickness of at least 0.25 mm and no more than 4 mm;
iii) a curved durable cutout design positioned about a debossed logo, the durable cutout design comprising at least one aperture through the exterior layer exposing a fixed portion of the outer surface of the interior layer; wherein:
1) the at least one aperture is located at a polar angle ? (theta) of between 5-60 degrees;
2) the ratio of the surface area of the outer surface of the exterior layer to the surface area of the exposed outer surface of the interior layer is at least 1:1 to no more than 97:3;
3) the ratio of the surface area of the outer surface of the exterior layer to the surface area of the exposed outer surface of the interior layer between the polar angle ? (theta) of 5-60 degrees is at least 90:10 to no more than 10:90;
4) the distance between any first at least one aperture and any second at least one aperture is equivalent to or greater than the thickness of the exterior layer; and
5) an aperture peripheral wall defined by the at least one aperture is substantially parallel to a longitudinal axis of the curved, multi-layered upper portion; and
iv) first threads; and
a lower portion having second threads, the lower portion connectable with the upper portion via interengagement of the first and second threads to fixedly close the lip balm receptacle.

US Pat. No. 10,112,747

FOAM GENERATOR FOR COMPRESSION RECEPTACLES

APOLLO INDUSTRIAL CO., LT...

1. A foam generator for a compression receptacle, mounted to a neck of the compression receptacle having liquid contents stored therein for mixing the liquid contents, discharged out of the compression receptacle when the compression receptacle is compressed, with air and discharging the mixed liquid contents in a form of foam, wherein the foam generator comprises:a cap main body comprising a large cap part fastened to the neck of the compression receptacle in a screw coupling manner, an upward and downward movement guide wall disposed at an outside of the large cap part, the upward and downward movement guide wall being formed in a shape of a cylinder, and a foam discharge part protruding from an upper part of the large cap part in a shape of a pipe having a diameter while a step is formed at a lower end thereof, an upper part of the foam discharge part being open, an air hole for allowing external air to be introduced therethrough being formed in the step;
a content discharge guide configured such that an edge thereof is fitted, received, and disposed in an upper end of the large cap part of the cap main body so as to be spaced apart from a lower part of the step of the cap main body, the content discharge guide comprising a discharge guide part having a liquid discharge port formed in a central region thereof so as to be recessed concavely and a tube coupling port provided at a center of a bottom surface of the discharge guide part, a discharge tube for discharging the liquid contents stored in the compression receptacle being coupled to the tube coupling port, the discharge guide part being provided at an edge thereof with an air discharge port, through which air in the compression receptacle can move to an upper side of the discharge guide part when the compression receptacle is compressed, and with an air introduction port, through which external air is introduced into the compression receptacle when the compression receptacle is restored to an original state thereof;
a check valve unit made of an elastic material, the check valve unit comprising a ring-shaped partition wall, having a lower end disposed in tight contact with an upper surface of the content discharge guide and an upper end disposed in tight contact with the lower part of the step of the cap main body, for defining an air and liquid mixing chamber in the foam discharge part, a first check valve part disposed inside the partition wall so as to extend downward toward a central part thereof, an end of the first check valve part being disposed in elastically tight contact with the discharge guide part of the content discharge guide, the first check valve part being configured to selectively allow the air in the compression receptacle to move to the air and liquid mixing chamber through the air discharge port when the compression receptacle is compressed, and a second check valve part disposed outside the partition wall so as to extend upward toward an outside, an end of the second check valve part being disposed in elastically tight contact with an outside of the step of the cap main body, the second check valve part being configured to close the air hole when the compression receptacle is compressed and to open the air hole when the compression receptacle is restored to the original state thereof such that external air can be introduced;
a filtration member fitted, received, and disposed in the foam discharge part of the cap main body, the filtration member being formed in a shape of a cylinder having open upper and lower parts, the filtration member being provided at upper and lower surfaces thereof with filtration nets, the filtration member being configured to guide a discharge of foam formed as a result of the liquid contents being mixed with air in the air and liquid mixing chamber while homogenizing the foam; and
an upward and downward movement cap comprising a cylindrical wall surface having a lower end received in and coupled to the upward and downward movement guide wall of the cap main body so as to be movable upward and downward and an upper surface configured to cover an upper part of the cap main body, the upper surface being provided with a plurality of foam distribution holes, through which the foam that has passed through the filtration member is discharged to the outside in a distributed manner, the upward and downward movement cap being provided at a center of the upper surface thereof with a cylindrical blocking wall for selectively opening and closing the foam discharge part according to an upward and downward manipulation thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,112,744

WIDE-NECKED PLASTIC CONTAINER FOR BULK MATERIAL, PRODUCED USING AN EXTRUSION-BLOW-MOLDING METHOD AND HAVING A CLOSURE CAP

20. A wide-necked extrusion blow-molded plastic container for bulk material, comprising:a closure cap configured for mounting on a container neck of a wide-necked plastic container opening;
a casing of the closure cap adjoining an outside wall of a body of the wide-necked plastic container; and
a number of locking projections distributed over a periphery of the container neck which project from an outside wall of the container neck, and which are arranged on the outside wall of the container neck, the closure cap being equipped with corresponding locking recesses, which during mounting of the closure cap on the container neck will engage with the locking projections to lock with one another in a non-detachable manner, the interacting locking projections and locking recesses being inaccessible in the mounted closure cap, the closure cap being configured to be removable after mounting only by destroying one or more of the locking recesses and/or locking projections;
wherein the locking projections are each configured as locking strips that extend in a peripheral direction and that interact with respective locking recesses, the locking recesses each being provided in a skirt that projects inward from an inside wall of the casing of the closure cap.

US Pat. No. 10,112,743

CONTAINER HAVING A BASE AND A LID

Swedish Match North Europ...

1. A container comprising a base; and a lid, wherein the lid comprises a first plurality of abutment projections spaced apart circumferentially on an inside surface of the lid configured to contact an upwardly facing abutment surface of a side wall of the base when the base and the lid are arranged parallel to each other and pressed together to form a closed container, and wherein the lid further comprises a second plurality of abutment projections spaced apart circumferentially on an inside surface of the lid and configured to contact an upwardly facing abutment of the side wall of the base when the base and the lid are arranged inclined to each other and pressed together.

US Pat. No. 10,112,740

TAMPER-EVIDENT MESH MATERIAL AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE THEREFOR

JX NIPPON ANCI, INC., Ke...

1. A tamper-evident mesh material comprising:a nonwoven mesh fabric, said mesh fabric comprising a plurality of strands, said plurality of strands comprising overlying strands and underlying strands, wherein said overlying strands and said underlying strands comprise a pigmentation, and wherein said overlying strands are bonded to said underlying strands at a plurality of crossover points; and,
a contrast layer, wherein said contrast layer is visually distinct from said pigmentation of said overlying strands and said underlying strands, and wherein said contrast layer is disposed over at least a portion of each said overlying strand and each said underlying strand, and over said plurality of crossover points,
wherein breakage of a bond between at least one of said overlying strands and at least one of said underlying strands at a crossover point of said plurality of crossover points exposes at least one pigmented section of said at least one underlying strand at said crossover point to indicate breakage of said bond.

US Pat. No. 10,112,732

FORMATTING CONTAINER

1. A container comprising:a plurality of side walls, the plurality of side walls defining a circumferential boundary of an internal space, at least one side wall being re-positionable with respect to the other side walls to vary a cross-sectional area of the internal space;
an inlet to the internal space; and
an outlet from the internal space, the outlet being sealable;
a flap for sealing the outlet, the flap pivoting towards a side direction in a horizontal plane;
a single drive for re-positioning the at least one of the side walls and for opening the flap.

US Pat. No. 10,112,729

VIBRATION ABSORBING DEVICE FOR FLEXBEAMS

SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORA...

1. A method of forming a replacement vibration absorbing device comprising:applying a layer of release material to a tool head;
wrapping a plurality of layers of vibration absorbing material over the release material;
applying a border material adjacent the vibration absorbing material;
applying uniform compression to the tool head;
curing the tool head; and
cutting the vibration absorbing material along an edge for removal from the tool head.

US Pat. No. 10,112,727

ACTUATOR MONITORING SYSTEM USING INERTIAL SENSORS

Kitty Hawk Corporation, ...

1. A system, comprising:an interface configured to receive sensor data from an inertial measurement unit on a vehicle, wherein the vehicle includes a first rotor and a second rotor, both of which rotate about a vertical axis of rotation; and
a processor configured to:
determine an observed attitude and an observed rate of change in attitude of the vehicle based on the sensor data;
obtain a set of models of vehicle failure modes, wherein the set of models include: (1) a first model associated with a failure of the first rotor and (2) a second model associated with a failure of the second rotor;
determine a first expected attitude and a first expected rate of change in attitude of the vehicle based at least in part on the first model associated with a failure of the first rotor;
determine a second expected attitude and a second expected rate of change in attitude of the vehicle based at least in part on the second model associated with a failure of the second rotor;
identify a set of one or more malfunctioning rotors based on the observed attitude, the observed rate of change in attitude, the first expected attitude, the first expected rate of change in attitude, the second expected attitude, and the second expected rate of change in attitude; and
perform a responsive action based on the set of one or more malfunctioning rotors.

US Pat. No. 10,112,724

APPARATUS FOR PREVENTING SPARK PROPAGATION

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. An aircraft, comprising:a fuselage, wings, and a hydraulic line passing through at least one of the wings;
a hydraulic joint for preventing spark propagation along the hydraulic line;
the hydraulic joint including a hydraulic fitting shaped to be positioned around a first hydraulic tube and a second hydraulic tube of the hydraulic line, the hydraulic fitting having an interior surface and a first open end for receiving the first hydraulic tube therein, wherein the interior surface of the hydraulic fitting defines an inner circumference; and
sealing material applied around the inner circumference of the interior surface, the sealing material having a shape that defines an opening that allows for the passage of leaks of hydraulic fluid from the joint within the hydraulic fitting but forms a mechanical barrier to propagation of sparks along the first and the second hydraulic tubes, the sealing material positioned on the interior surface of the hydraulic fitting adjacent the first open end.

US Pat. No. 10,112,723

METHOD AND A DEVICE FOR STOPPING A TURBOSHAFT ENGINE IN NOMINAL OPERATION

Airbus Helicopters, Mari...

1. A method of stopping a turboshaft engine in flight on a multi-engined aircraft, the turboshaft engine developing a current power at each instant, the turboshaft engine including a gas generator having at least one member presenting, at each instant, rotation at a current speed of rotation, the method comprising a step of generating an order to generate a stop order ordering stopping of the turboshaft engine, the method performing automatically and in succession for the turboshaft engine the following steps when the stop order is generated:a power reduction step comprising the stages of:
reducing the current power at a predetermined power variation rate to reach zero power;
reducing the current speed of rotation so that the current speed of rotation reaches a non-zero, predetermined intermediate speed when the current power becomes zero;
a temperature stabilization step during which the current speed of rotation remains equal to the intermediate speed; and
a shutdown step during which the current speed of rotation is reduced from the intermediate speed to reach zero speed.

US Pat. No. 10,112,707

REMOTELY CONTROLLED CO-AXIAL ROTORCRAFT FOR HEAVY-LIFT AERIAL-CRANE OPERATIONS

1. A helicopter comprising:a lift module having a propulsion system comprising two coaxial, counter-rotating rotors and at least one engine, each rotor having a plurality of blades, each blade being of the same length, the rotors being driven in rotation about a mast axis by the engine, the rotors generating a total thrust along a thrust vector;
a support module for supporting the helicopter when landed, the support module having at least three support members assembled in a radial array about the mast axis, in that the longitudinal axis of each support member intersects the mast axis;
a payload support system adapted to couple an external payload directly to the lift module;
wherein loads on the support module and associated component weights are significantly reduced, such that a ratio of the total thrust of the rotor to an empty weight of the helicopter is greater than about 3.5 to 1.

US Pat. No. 10,112,703

DRIVE SYSTEM FOR LANDING GEAR AND DRIVE SYSTEM CONTROL METHOD

AIRBUS OPERATIONS LIMITED...

1. A drive system for an aircraft landing gear comprising:first and second gears for engagement to transfer a drive input to the system between the first and second gears;
an actuator for adjusting a distance between rotational axes of the first and second gears;
a sensor configured to detect at least one parameter indicative of a transmission error through the first and second gears; and
a controller configured to control the actuator to adjust a distance between respective rotational axes of the gears, in response to the detected parameter, when the first and second gears are engaged to minimise the transmission error.

US Pat. No. 10,112,695

RECEPTACLE, PAYLOAD ASSEMBLY AND RELATED METHODS FOR AN AIRCRAFT

Georgian Aerospace LLC, ...

1. An aircraft comprising:a support structure;
an outer skin coupled to the support structure;
a port that defines a break in the support structure and extends through the outer skin;
a receptacle attached to portions of the support structure proximate the port, such that the receptacle routes at least a portion of the load borne by the support structure around the break defined by the port, the receptacle comprising an opening defined therein;
a removable payload assembly mounted within the receptacle opening;
a pressure ring forming a seal between an inner surface of the receptacle and an outer surface of the payload assembly;
at least one interior member coupled to the receptacle, the at least one interior member aligned with, and fastened to, a corresponding at least one rail mounted exteriorly to the aircraft outer skin; and
a door coupled to the at least one rail proximate the port for movement between a first position and a second position.

US Pat. No. 10,112,693

INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

Joost Engines Ltd, Oxfor...

1. An internal combustion engine comprising a piston mounted for reciprocating linear motion within a cylinder along a cylinder axis, the piston is coupled to an output shaft by a power transfer assembly arranged to convert linear motion of the piston to rotary motion of the output shaft, the piston has a first head at one end of the piston and moveable within a first chamber and a second head at an opposite end of the piston and moveable within a second chamber, the power transfer assembly has a lubrication system for lubricating moving components of the power transfer assembly, wherein the lubrication system is sealed from the first chamber and the second chamber to prevent the passage of fluid from the lubrication system into the first chamber and the second chamber, wherein the power transfer assembly includes a linear motion bearing in positive contact with the piston, and wherein the linear motion bearing has a portion arranged to move relative to the piston along a linear axis substantially inclined with respect to the cylinder axis, and further wherein the linear motion bearing is a sliding bearing or a rolling bearing.

US Pat. No. 10,112,690

WHEEL ATTACHMENT AND TOWING SYSTEM FOR A PONTOON WATER BIKE

1. A system for attaching wheels to a pontoon water bike, comprising in combination:said pontoon water bike having a plurality of transverse frame tubes with exposed ends spanning a plurality of spaced apart pontoons,
a plurality of cross tube receiver brackets coupled to the ends of a plurality of the transverse frame tubes, whereby a plurality of the cross tube receiver brackets are aligned longitudinally along each side of the pontoon water bike,
a plurality of side rails coupled to the cross tube receiver brackets aligned along each side of said pontoon water bike,
a plurality of sliding receiver brackets, with each sliding receiver bracket coupled to said side rail,
a plurality of wheel assemblies, with each wheel assembly coupled to each sliding receiver bracket, whereby the water bike is able to be wheeled over land.

US Pat. No. 10,112,688

SURF WAKE FORMING SYSTEM WITH DUAL ACTUATED TRIM TAB

1. A system for forming asymmetric surf wakes behind a wakeboat, comprising:a hull having a port side, a starboard side, a bow, a stern, a length from the bow to the stern, and a width from the port side to the starboard side, the hull being configured to float in water with a waterline on the outside of the hull;
the hull having a yaw axis, the yaw axis running substantially vertically through the hull;
the hull having a pitch axis, the pitch axis being orthogonal to the yaw axis and running substantially laterally across the width of the hull;
the hull having a roll axis, the roll axis being orthogonal to the yaw axis and the pitch axis and running substantially along the length of the hull;
a primary left trim tab pivotally supported by the hull proximate the port side of the stern for rotation about a first tab axis that is substantially parallel with the waterline when the hull is at rest in the water;
a primary left actuator mounted between the hull and the primary left trim tab, and configured to rotate the primary left trim tab around the first tab axis of the primary left trim tab from a position having decreased interaction with the water passing beneath the hull to a position having increased interaction with the water passing beneath the hull;
a secondary left trim tab pivotally mounted to the primary left trim tab for rotation about a second tab axis that is non-parallel to the first tab axis;
a secondary left actuator mounted between the primary left trim tab and the secondary left trim tab, and configured to rotate the secondary left trim tab around the second tab axis from a position having decreased interaction with the water passing beneath the hull to a position having increased interaction with the water passing beneath the hull;
a primary right trim tab pivotally supported by the hull proximate the starboard side of the stern for rotation about a third tab axis that is substantially parallel with the waterline when the hull is at rest in the water;
a primary right actuator mounted between the hull and the primary right trim tab, and configured to rotate the primary right trim tab around the third tab axis from a position having decreased interaction with the water passing beneath the hull to a position having increased interaction with the water passing beneath the hull;
a secondary right trim tab pivotally mounted to the primary right trim tab for rotation about a fourth tab axis that is non-parallel to the third tab axis;
a secondary right actuator mounted between the primary right trim tab and the secondary right trim tab, and configured to rotate the secondary right trim tab around the fourth tab axis from a position having decreased interaction with the water passing beneath the hull to a position having increased interaction with the water passing beneath the hull; and
a controller with at least one actuator interface, the controller in selective communication with at least one of the primary left actuator, the secondary left actuator, the primary right actuator, and the secondary right actuator.

US Pat. No. 10,112,686

SYSTEM FOR THE DEPLOYMENT OF MARINE PAYLOADS

Woods Hole Oceanographic ...

1. An underwater vehicle for deployment of at least one payload in water, comprising:a. a carrier, comprising a deployment chamber, comprising:
i. an electrical port;
ii. at least one valve;
iii. an actuator;
iv. at least one actuator switch;
v. electronics and circuitry;
vi. a vacuum port;
vii. an internal wet space; and
viii. a portal connecting the internal wet space to an external environment; and
b. at least one payload;
c. a vacuum actuation mechanism;
wherein the carrier is connected to the vacuum port;
wherein the vacuum port is connected to the vacuum actuation mechanism;
wherein when the deployment chamber is fully sealed, a vacuum force is created within the deployment chamber;
wherein the payload is held solely by the vacuum force;
wherein fluid is allowed to flood the internal wet space, releasing the vacuum force;
wherein the electrical port is capable of receiving power or data information; and
wherein the actuator and the actuator switch are controlled by the electronics and circuitry.

US Pat. No. 10,112,684

SELF SUPPORTING CANOPY

GOODRICH CORPORATION, Ch...

1. An inflatable canopy assembly, comprising: an inflatable canopy cover; and a tunnel structural system integrated into said inflatable canopy cover, wherein said tunnel structural system provides a frame structure to said inflatable canopy assembly and comprises base tunnels extending along a perimeter of a raft, structural tunnels extending from said base tunnels, and an upper base tunnel providing a height support for said inflatable canopy cover, said structural tunnels intermediate said base tunnels and said upper base tunnel.

US Pat. No. 10,112,682

METHOD TO SEVER AND DISENGAGE A BICYCLE DRIVETRAIN BETWEEN THE CRANK AXIS AND REAR WHEEL AXLE, THEREBY ENABLING A FOLD IN THE BICYCLE FRAME AT A SPECIFIED POINT BETWEEN SAID CRANK AXIS AND REAR WHEEL AXLE ON A VERTICAL OR NEAR VERTICAL AXIS PARALLEL TO TH

T. PONG COMPANY, Raymond...

1. A folding bicycle comprising:a frame having a front subframe, a middle subframe, and a rear subframe;
the front subframe and the rear subframe are coupled to opposite front and rear ends of the middle subframe via a front hinge and a rear hinge, respectively;
the front hinge defining a front axis that runs vertically there through and the rear hinge defining a rear axis that runs vertically there through;
the folding bicycle configured to have a first unfolded configuration for operation wherein the front, middle, and rear subframes are disposed lengthwise along a single axis, the front subframe is positioned in front of the middle and rear subframes, the middle subframe is position between the front and rear subframes, and the rear subframe is positioned behind the front and middle subframes;
the folding bicycle configured to a have a second folded configuration for storage wherein the front and rear subframes are each folded 180° with respect to the middle subframe and are positioned parallel thereto;
a front wheel coupled to the front subframe;
a rear wheel coupled to the rear subframe about a rotational axis, the rear wheel having a rear wheel sprocket operatively coupled thereto and disposed along the rotational axis;
a crankset coupled to the middle subframe, the crankset including a crank sprocket;
a rear wheel drivetrain having at least a first gear intermeshed with a second gear, the rear wheel drivetrain operatively coupling the crank sprocket to the rear wheel sprocket and configured to drive the rear wheel of the folding bicycle via rotation of the crankset;
wherein the first gear of the rear wheel drivetrain is disposed on the middle subframe and the second gear of the rear wheel drivetrain is disposed on the rear subframe, the first and second gears intermeshed with one another along the rear axis when the folding bicycle is in the first unfolded configuration, and
wherein the first and second gears are disengaged from one another and parallel to each other when the folding bicycle is in the second folded configuration thereby disengaging the crankset from the rear wheel and allowing the rear wheel to freely rotate in either direction independent of the crankset.

US Pat. No. 10,112,679

BICYCLE WITH SUPPORT DEVICE

1. A support pad device comprising of a pad with a top surface and a bottom surface, a post of a tubular shape having a first end attached to the pad wherein a second end fits directly inside and on a same axis of a fork steerer tube of a two wheeled cycle, the cycle further comprising:a handlebar including a left and a right crank oriented at 0 degrees relative to one another and securely attached to one another,
a sprocket securely attached to the handlebar,
a single chain or belt that engages with the sprocket and transfers propulsion to a front wheel from the handlebar capable of completing a full circular motion,
a stem comprising of a first end having a horizontal tubular bearing surface rotatably connected to the handlebar and a second end securely attached to the fork steerer tube.

US Pat. No. 10,112,673

SENSOR SUPPORT STRUCTURE AND MOTORCYCLE

SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION,...

1. A sensor support structure, comprising:a bracket fixed to a vehicle body frame comprised of a plurality of frame members;
a sensor attached to a first attachment surface of the bracket; and
a component attached to a second attachment surface of the bracket,
wherein
the sensor is disposed in a space surrounded by the plurality of frame members of the vehicle body frame, and
the first attachment surface is inclined or orthogonal relative to the second attachment surface.

US Pat. No. 10,112,666

PART HOLDING ASSEMBLY, AN ASSEMBLY SYSTEM AND A METHOD OF LOCATING AND SECURING A PART

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A part holding assembly configured to locate and secure a part defining a plurality of holes, the assembly comprising:a frame including a first track and a second track disposed transverse to the first track;
a first clamping device movable along the first track in a first direction and a second direction opposite the first direction for positioning the first clamping device relative to the part, and the first clamping device configured to engage the part to secure the part to the first clamping device;
a first pin device movable along the second track in a third direction and a fourth direction opposite the third direction for positioning the first pin device relative to the location of one of the holes of the part, with the first and second directions being different from the third and fourth directions;
wherein the first pin device includes a first pin movable between a closed position and an open position, with the first pin configured to be disposed through the one of the holes of the part when in the closed position for locating the part, and the first pin is configured to expand in the one of the holes when in the open position for securing the part to the first pin device; and
wherein the first pin includes a plurality of first fingers movable toward each other to insert the first fingers into one of the holes and movable away from each other to engage the part within the one of the holes.

US Pat. No. 10,112,665

ROOF ASSEMBLIES FOR TRAILERS

HYUNDAI TRANSLEAD, San D...

1. A multi-piece roof assembly for a trailer, the roof assembly comprising:a first section configured with a sandwich panel having a convex shape; and
at least one additional section, each section of the at least one additional section configured with a sheet panel having at least a first side and a second side,
wherein the first side is coupled to the first section and the second side is coupled to each assembly of at least one top rail assembly having a flat top surface,
wherein the sheet panel is configured to be bendable to enable the convex shape of the first section to attach to the flat top surface of each assembly of the at least one top rail assembly through the sheet panel.

US Pat. No. 10,112,661

TRACK HITCHING STRUCTURE FOR WHEELED CRANE AND WHEELED CRANE

Xuzhou Heavy Machinery Co...

1. A track hitching structure for a wheeled crane, comprising a vehicle frame (1) and a connecting cross beam (3), wherein the first end of the connecting cross beam (3) is connected with a track (2), the second end of the connecting cross beam (3) is connected with the vehicle frame (1), and the second end of the connecting cross beam (3) is higher than the first end of the connecting cross beam (3),wherein the connecting cross beam (3) is of a box structure, a vehicle frame box structure (4) matched with the connecting cross beam (3) is arranged on the vehicle frame (1), and the connecting cross beam (3) is inserted into the vehicle frame box structure (4),
wherein an oil cylinder (5) is arranged in the vehicle frame box structure (4), one end of the oil cylinder (5) is fixedly connected with the vehicle frame (1), the other end of the oil cylinder (5) is connected with the second end of the connecting cross beam (3), and the connecting cross beam (3) is able to be pulled into the vehicle frame box structure (4) by the oil cylinder (5) and locked, and
wherein the second end of the connecting cross beam (3) is inserted into the vehicle frame box structure (4), an inclined plane structure (6) is provided on the second end close to the oil cylinder (5), a locating wedge block (7) is arranged in the vehicle frame box structure (4), and when the oil cylinder (5) pulls the connecting cross beam (3) to a locking position in the vehicle frame box structure (4), the inclined plane structure (6) on the connecting cross beam (3) is engaged with the locating wedge block (7).

US Pat. No. 10,112,658

SPOILER APPARATUS FOR RV VEHICLE

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. A spoiler apparatus for an RV vehicle, comprising:a base housing having an opening at the rear thereof and installed at a rear of a vehicle;
a guide fitting installed in the base housing and coupled to a drive unit for transfer of power; and
a spoiler in slidable contact with the guide fitting;
wherein operation of the drive unit causes the spoiler to slidably extend rearward from the base housing along the guide fitting, and wherein continued operation of the drive unit causes the spoiler to tilt.

US Pat. No. 10,112,653

VEHICLE LOWER STRUCTURE

HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., T...

1. A vehicle lower structure comprising:a front side frame;
a floor frame, wherein a front end of the floor frame is joined to a rear end of the front side frame;
a side sill disposed on an outer side of the floor frame in a vehicle-width direction;
an outrigger extending outward in the vehicle-width direction from the front side frame to a front end of the side sill;
a reinforcing member extending obliquely rearward and inward in the vehicle-width direction from a junction area between the outrigger and the side sill to the front side frame,
wherein the reinforcing member includes a bent portion bent upward at an intermediate position thereof,
wherein the vehicle lower structure further comprises:
a front assembly including the front side frame and the outrigger; and
a floor assembly including the side sill, the floor frame, and a floor panel supported by the side sill and the floor frame, and
wherein the reinforcing member is joined to lower surfaces of the front side frame and the outrigger of the front assembly, and is joined to lower surfaces of the side sill and the floor panel.

US Pat. No. 10,112,650

VEHICLE FRAME ASSEMBLY

Honda Motor Co., Ltd., T...

1. A vehicle frame assembly comprising:a main frame part including a side sill extending in a longitudinal direction of the vehicle frame assembly, the side sill having a generally C-shaped cross-section with a top wall, a bottom wall, an inboard sidewall interconnecting the top and bottom walls, and an open outboard sidewall; and
a rear frame part secured to the main frame part and including a rear frame member extending in the longitudinal direction, the rear frame member having a generally U-shaped cross-section with an inboard sidewall, an outboard sidewall, a bottom wall interconnecting the inboard and outboard sidewalls, and an open top wall,
wherein the inboard sidewall at a rearward end portion of the side sill includes a section bulging away from the open outboard sidewall in a lateral direction of the vehicle frame assembly, and the inboard sidewall of the rear frame member is secured to the bulging section of the side sill,
wherein the rearward end portion of the side sill and the rear frame member are arranged to have an overlapping configuration along each of the inboard sidewall, outboard sidewall and bottom wall of the rear frame member.

US Pat. No. 10,112,649

ELECTROMECHANICAL DEVICES FOR CONTROLLING VEHICLE SUSPENSION SETTINGS

Champagne Donuts Pty Ltd,...

1. A device for adjusting camber of a vehicle having a suspension including a strut, the device comprising:a mount body having an upper mount body and a lower mount body and a translational bearing surface on the lower mount body, wherein the mount body is configured to rigidly connect to the vehicle's frame between the upper mount body and the lower mount body;
a strut holder configured to hold an end of the strut, wherein the strut holder is movably connected to the translational bearing surface, further wherein the translational bearing surface is configured to permit the strut holder to move in a first translational axis and to constrain the strut holder from moving in a second translational axis that is transverse to the first translational axis or a third translational axis that is transverse to the second translational axis; and
an electromechanical actuator mounted on top of the upper mount body and coupled to the strut holder to drive the strut holder along the translational bearing surface in the first translational axis.

US Pat. No. 10,112,647

GESTURE CONTROL FROM A REMOTE POSITION FOR REVERSING A VEHICLE AND A VEHICLE-TRAILER SYSTEM

Continental Automotive Sy...

1. A backing system for a vehicle, the backing system comprising:a camera for recording a video image of a user performing a gesture, the camera mounted to the vehicle or to a trailer in communication with the vehicle;
a microphone mounted to the vehicle or to the trailer in a position to capture a rear, or side rear position of the user, the microphone for capturing a voice command; and
an electronic control unit for the backing system, the electronic control unit in communication with the camera and the microphone, the electronic control unit includes instructions for:
determining that the vehicle is backing up;
interpreting the gesture with the electronic control unit to determine a meaning of the gesture;
calculating a first steering angle based upon the meaning of the gesture;
sending a first request to a steering system to provide the first steering angle;
calculating a second steering angle directly based upon the voice command; and
sending a second request to the steering system to provide the second steering angle.

US Pat. No. 10,112,636

SHOPPING AID

Cart Mama LLC, Warwick, ...

1. A shopping aid adapted to be conveniently attached to and removed from the side of a shopping cart, comprising:a rear panel, fabricated from a sheet of durable and washable fabric, said rear panel having an upper edge comprising a stiffening member fabricated of a length of woven webbing;
an outer panel, fabricated from a sheet of durable and washable fabric;
said outer panel being joined to said rear panel at forward, rearward, and lower peripheral edges, and along one or more lines spaced between said forward and rearward peripheral edges, defining a plurality of pockets between said rear and outer panels; and
forward and rearward straps fixed to forward and rearward upper corners of at least said rear panel, said straps being adapted to be secured to the side of a shopping cart to support said shopping aid thereon.

US Pat. No. 10,112,634

COLLAPSIBLE SHOPPING CART

Angela Davydov, Fresh Me...

1. A collapsible shopping cart comprising:a chassis comprising:
a front axle having a pair of front wheels distally disposed thereon;
a rear axle disposed parallel to the front axle, the rear axle having a pair of rear wheels distally disposed thereon;
a telescopic right side front beam extending rearwardly from the front axle;
a telescopic left side front beam extending rearwardly from the front axle, wherein each of the right side front beam and the left side front beam has an outer end;
a handle disposed on the outer end of each of the right side front beam and the left side front beam;
a telescopic right side rear beam extending forwardly from the rear axle;
a telescopic left side rear beam extending forwardly from the rear axle;
a cargo basket mounted on the chassis and being configured to store one or more items therein, the cargo basket having a substantially rectangular floor panel having a right side and a left side, the floor panel surrounded by a pair of substantially rectangular longitudinal side wall panels, a transverse rear panel, and a transverse front wall panel, the rear panel being hingedly attached to the floor panel at a bottom edge of the rear panel, wherein the hinged attachment of the rear panel to the floor panel is configured to permit the rear panel to swing downwardly into a position at least coplanar with the floor panel, each of the longitudinal side wall panels having an extension portion extending from the floor panel rearwardly beyond the rear panel, the extension portion having a rear end, wherein each of the right side rear beam and the left side rear beam extends from the rear axle to one of a pair of first pivot pins on each of the right side and the left side of the floor panel proximal the front wall panel;
a pair of front support beams, each of the pair of front support beams having a lower end pivotably disposed on the right side front beam and the left side front beam in a position proximal the front axle, and an upper end pivotably disposed on the right side and left side of the floor panel in a position proximal the front wall panel;
a crossbeam connecting the right side rear beam and the left side rear beam together in a position proximal the respective one of the pair of first pivot pins;
a pair of extension members of the floor panel disposed on a lower side of the extension portion of each of the longitudinal side wall panels, each of the pair of extension members having an outward bend extending rearwardly therefrom and a distal end, wherein each of the right side front beam and the left side front beam extends from the front axle to a position proximal the rear end of the extension portion of the respective one of the longitudinal side wall panels;
a pair of maneuvering wheels, one of the pair of maneuvering wheels disposed on the distal end of a respective one of the pair of extension members.

US Pat. No. 10,112,632

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR RAIL VEHICLE COUPLING DETERMINATION

Trapeze Software ULC, Mi...

1. A system for identifying transport units in coupled relationship comprisinga plurality of transport units in a predefined area;
a first transport unit among said plurality of transport units having one end of a coupling unit at a front end thereof; said one end of said coupling unit including a first mechanical coupling portion and a first electrical coupling portion;
a second transport unit among said plurality of transport units have a second end of said coupling unit at a rear end thereof; said second end of said coupling unit including a second mechanical coupling portion and a second electrical coupling portion;
at least one additional transport unit among said plurality of transport units being closest in physical proximity to said first transport unit;
said first electrical coupling portion including a first dry contact having a closed state when said first mechanical coupling portion and said second mechanical coupling portion are coupled together and an open state when said first mechanical coupling portion and said second mechanical coupling portion are uncoupled from each other;
said second electrical coupling portion including a second dry contact having a closed state when said second mechanical coupling portion and said first mechanical coupling portion are coupled together and an open state when said first mechanical coupling portion and said second mechanical coupling portion are uncoupled from each other;
a communications device on said first transport unit in signal communication with said dry contact; said communications device configured to communicate a data packet identifying said first transport and a state of said dry contact to a communications receiving device;
a communications device on said second transport unit in signal communication with said second dry contact; said communications device configured to communicate a data packet identifying said second transport and a state of said second dry contact to a communications receiving device;
a communications device on said at least one additional transport unit configured to communicate a data packet identifying said additional transport unit to a communications receiver;
said communications receiving device including a computer processor and computer executable instructions for determining a transport unit amongst said plurality of transport units in closest coupled proximity to said first transport unit and for providing an indication that said first transport unit is coupled to said second transport unit upon a condition in which said first dry contact is in said closed state and upon a condition in which said transport unit amongst said plurality of transport units in closest coupled proximity to said first transport unit is determined to be said second transport unit;
said communications receiving device further including computer executable instructions for confirming the identity of said first transport unit and said second transport unit indicated to be coupled by determining a transport unit amongst said plurality of transport units in closest coupled proximity to said second transport unit and for providing an indication that said second transport unit is coupled to said first transport unit upon a condition in which said second dry contact is in said closed state and upon a condition in which said transport unit amongst said plurality of transport units in closest coupled proximity to said second transport unit is determined to be said first transport unit, whereby confirmation is provided that said first transport unit is coupled to said second transport unit and avoiding an indication where said transport unit amongst said plurality of transport units in closest physical proximity is said at least one additional transport unit incorrectly indicated to be coupled to said first or said second transport units.

US Pat. No. 10,112,590

VALVE UNIT FOR MODULATING PRESSURE IN AN AIR-BRAKE SYSTEM

WABCO GmbH, Hannover (DE...

1. A valve unit (1) for modulating pressure in a compressed air braking system, the valve unit comprising:a brake pressure input (3),
a brake pressure output (4) and a purge output (5),
an inlet valve (6) configured as a diaphragm valve,
an outlet valve (7) configured as a diaphragm valve,
for each of the diaphragm valves (6, 7), respective precontrol valves (8, 9) which are each configured as a 3/2-way solenoid valve,
an elongate valve housing (2) that is divided by a division plane (10) extending horizontally in an installation position into a base housing (11) and a housing cover (12), wherein the brake pressure input (3) and the brake pressure output (4) and the purge output (5) are arranged in the valve base housing (11), the diaphragm valves (6, 7) are arranged behind each other in the longitudinal direction (13) in the base housing (11) between the brake pressure input (3) and the brake pressure output (4), with parallel actuation axes (14, 15) and with an arrangement of diaphragms (16, 17) associated with the diaphragm valves in a common diaphragm plane parallel to and proximate to the division plane (10) and clamped between the base housing (11) and the housing cover (12), and wherein the precontrol valves (8, 9) are arranged in the housing cover (12), and
a silencer (75) at the purge output (5), the silencer including a cylindrical silencer housing (76) with an inlet opening (77), a calming chamber (78) arranged radially inside the silencer, a large outlet opening (79) and a silencer insert (80.1, 80.2) arranged upstream of the outlet opening (79) inside the silencer housing (76) and made of an air-permeable and sound-deadening material, wherein the silencer (75) is attached to the base housing (11) with base walls (83, 84) oriented parallel to the division plane (10) between the brake pressure input (3) and the brake pressure output (4).

US Pat. No. 10,112,576

SEATBELT RETRACTOR

Joyson Safety Systems Acq...

1. A refractor assembly for a seatbelt system having a webbing for restraining a secured occupant, the retractor comprising:a spool configured to wind and unwind the webbing about an axis of rotation, the spool includes a side with an opening therein;
a collar including an outer surface and an inner surface, the outer surface configured to engage the opening;
a locking base configured to operatively engage the inner surface; and
an energy absorbing member configured to provide a progressive level of load resistance via compression of the energy absorbing member in a direction parallel to the axis of rotation upon relative rotation between the spool and the locking base.

US Pat. No. 10,112,574

BELT FITTING

ENSHU CO., LTD., Shizuok...

1. A belt fitting comprising:a main body member that is formed with an insertion hole through which a belt of a vehicle seatbelt device is inserted, and that is attached to the vehicle at a portion that is not formed with the insertion hole; and
a projecting portion that is provided integrally at the main body member, that forms an outer peripheral face of the insertion hole, and that a leading side portion of the projecting portion extends out toward a radial direction outer side of the insertion hole and is apart from a base side portion of the projecting portion in an entire circumferential direction of the insertion hole; wherein
a straight portion is provided in the base side portion of the projecting portion at a side face opposite the insertion hole along the entire circumferential direction of the insertion hole, the straight portion being straight along a plane perpendicular to a circumferential direction of the insertion hole.

US Pat. No. 10,112,520

TEMPERATURE MEASURING DEVICE AND TRANSPORT VEHICLE SKIP

MOBA Mobile Automation AG...

1. A temperature measuring device comprising:a temperature sensor, arranged within a holder, for determining the temperature of a building material located within a skip of a transport vehicle, the skip comprising an inner wall and an outer wall, and the holder being arranged on that side of the inner skip wall that faces the outer skip wall,
wherein
the holder is arranged within a recess within the inner skip wall such that it is thermally insulated from the inner skip wall, and
the holder is arranged within the recess such that a region, which faces the interior of the skip, of the holder is exposed.

US Pat. No. 10,112,500

AUTOMOBILE QUICK CHARGE CONTROL DEVICE

1. An automobile quick charge control device, comprising:an electric vehicle body, comprising a power generator;
a power storage module, installed at the electric vehicle body, and electrically coupled to the power generator, and having at least a first battery assembly and a second battery assembly coupled in parallel with each other, and the first battery assembly and the second battery assembly having a plurality of battery units and a plurality of node switches respectively, and each battery unit being formed by coupling a plurality of batteries in series with one each;
a battery management system, electrically coupled to the power storage module and the power generator, and also electrically coupled to each node switch of the first battery assembly and the second battery assembly; and
a vehicle controller, electrically coupled to the power storage module, the power generator and the battery management system, for reading information of the battery management system and monitoring the power storage module, and controlling the switch of charge/discharge of the first battery assembly and the second battery assembly;
wherein the node switch is installed between the adjacent battery units, and both ends of the first battery assembly and the second battery assembly are coupled to the node switches respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,112,499

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING CHARGING AND DISCHARGING OF ELECTRIC VEHICLE

State Grid Chongqing Elec...

1. A charging and discharging control system for an electric vehicle, characterized in that it includes a total control platform and a detecting module;said total control platform including a communication module, a data storage and management module, a dual-level optimization control module, and a power distribution control module;
said communication module for achieving two-way interaction between the total control platform and the electric vehicle, transmitting requirements for a charging and discharging service to a user of the electric vehicle, transmitting the total control platform willingness of the electric vehicle to participate in the charging and discharging service and real-time data about battery status, and performing data transmission and communication with a power control module in a charger;
said data storage and management module for storing and managing data related to charging and discharging of the electric vehicle, assigning power command values about charging and discharging of the electric vehicle to related interface variables by protocol to be invoked by the total control platform;
said dual-level optimization control module for determining in real time start-stop and power output conditions of a generator set in a wide-area power system, computing in real time decision variables of charging and discharging power of the electric vehicle which participates in a grid charging and discharging service, determining a number of electric vehicles which participate in the charging and discharging service and a real-time charging and discharging power by integrating and analyzing decision variables and data of the generator set;
said power distribution control module for controlling the charging and discharging power of the electric vehicle after receiving power control commands from the communication module;
said detecting module for detecting in real time power battery state of the electric vehicle connected to the grid and sending detection data to the total control platform through the communication module;
wherein the charging and discharging control system for the electric vehicle is used to perform the following steps:
Step 1: reading in real time load conditions of each load point in a wide-area power system, analyzing electrical energy demand of the wide-area power system in a next period of time; reading in real time related data of an electric vehicle which is willing to participate in a charging and discharging service of a power system, and storing and managing data through a data storage and management module;
Step 2: determining a total cost of transfer of electrical energy from a generator set i to a wide area network during a period of time t;
Step 3: determining a total cost of participation of an electric vehicle j in the charging and discharging service and screening out a dispatchable electric vehicle aggregator;
Step 4: obtaining a combination of the generator set and the electric vehicle which participates in the charging and discharging service according to Step 2 and Step 3;
Step 5: reading in real time data related to a power battery of the electric vehicle which participates in the charging and discharging service and calculating charging and discharging command values of the electric vehicle which participates in a grid charging and discharging service; and
Step 6: storing and then outputting charging and discharging power commands of the electric vehicle which participates in the charging and discharging service,
wherein said Step 2 specifically includes substeps of:
Step 21: monitoring in real time running status of the generator set and measuring whether the generator set i can participate in power dispatching in a future period of time t;
Step 22: determining a fuel cost Cfig(pi(t)) of the generator set i based on historical data on power generation efficiency and fuel cost of the generator set;
Step 23: determining an emission cost Ceig(pi(t)) of the generator set i based on historical data on carbon emission factor and carbon emission cost of the generator set;
Step 24: measuring and dispatching network loss of electric quantity Pi(t) during the process of transmission through simulation of transmission from the generator set i to load points of wide area network, further calculating a cost of network loss Clig(pi(t));
Step 25: determining a total cost Cjg(P j(t))of transmission of electrical energy from the generator set i to wide area network during the period of time t based on the fuel cost, emission cost, and network loss cost of the generator set, the total cost having functions of:

wherein pi(t) represents a dispatched electrical quantity when the generator set participates in dispatching of the electrical quantity, Pimin represents a minimum dispatched electrical quantity, Pimax represents a maximum dispatched electrical quantity, pidemand(t) represents an electrical energy demand of the power system, and pinetwork loss (t) represents loss of electrical energy from the generator set to load points of the grid during the process of transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,112,492

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A DC/DC VOLTAGE STEP-DOWN CONVERTER

CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE FR...

1. A method for controlling a DC/DC voltage step-down converter, called a “buck converter”, configured to supply an output voltage at a regulated value from an electrical source, comprising:providing said voltage step-down converter including an inductive component, one terminal of which is connected to the electrical source via a regulating switch, while another terminal is connected to a capacitive component at an output of said voltage step-down converter;
regulating the output voltage by alternating intervals, called “connection intervals”, during which the regulating switch is in an on state, with intervals, called “disconnection intervals”, during which said regulating switch is in an off state; and
switching the regulating switch from the on state to the off state when the value of the output voltage reaches a disconnection threshold, and from the off state to the on state when the value of the output voltage reaches a connection threshold,
wherein the disconnection threshold has a variable value which decreases progressively, during each connection interval, from a maximum value of said disconnection threshold which is greater than a maximum value of the connection threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,112,486

APPARATUS FOR DETECTING GAS LEAKAGE OF A VEHICLE EQUIPPED WITH A FUEL CELL SYSTEM

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A device for detecting leakage of gas of a fuel cell vehicle, the device comprising:a gas sensor configured to determine whether gas leaks based on a change in a temperature by a catalyst reaction; and
a vehicle control unit including a comparator configured to read a variation in temperature from the gas sensor, and configured to control a fuel cell vehicle,
wherein in a power off state of the fuel cell vehicle, a power application state is maintained in the comparator, power of the gas sensor is switched at regular periodic intervals, the comparator determines the variation in temperature measured by the gas sensor, and, when the variation in temperature exceeds a predetermined value, the power of the gas sensor is switched to normal power.

US Pat. No. 10,112,418

PART DETECTING DEVICE OF CARRIER TAPE AND PART FEEDING DEVICE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

7. A part feeding device comprising:a main body in which a transporting passage for guiding a carrier tape to a part removing position is provided;
a tape conveyor that transports the carrier tape inside the transporting passage to the part removing position;
a part detector that detects a part in the carrier tape passing through the transporting passage; and
a biasing mechanism that presses the part detector against the carrier tape inside the transporting passage,
wherein a plurality of parts including the part, the plurality of parts stored in storages formed on the carrier tape at regular intervals are transported to the part removing position.

US Pat. No. 10,112,371

FLOOR UNDERLAYMENT

MP Global Products, L.L.C...

1. A method of installing a laminate wood floor over a subflooring, comprising:providing a layered melted portion-foam composition including a foam sheet having a melted portion integrally formed, the foam sheet being a polyethylenic resin having a thickness between about 0.03 to about 0.25 inches and a density of about 1 to about 5 pounds per cubic foot, the melted portion being a polyethylenic resin having a thickness of about 1 to about 10 mils;
placing the layered melted portion-foam composition over the subflooring; and
laying the laminate wood floor over the layered melted portion-foam composition.

US Pat. No. 10,112,352

PRESS MOULDING METHOD

Gurit (UK) Ltd., Newport...

1. A method of press moulding a multilayer moulding material structure to form a moulded part of fibre-reinforced resin matrix composite material, the method comprising the steps of:i. providing a multilayer moulding material structure, the multilayer moulding material structure containing fibres, resin and a syntactic layer comprising a polymer matrix and a plurality of hollow bodies distributed within the polymer matrix, wherein the multilayer moulding material structure comprises a multilayer laminate and the syntactic layer is a core layer between first and second fibre layers, and then in a loading step locating the multilayer moulding material structure into a mould tool which comprises a lower part and an upper part, wherein at least the upper part is heated to an elevated temperature;
ii. draping a lower surface of the multilayer moulding material structure onto at least a part of a lower moulding surface of the mould tool thereby permitting the multilayer moulding material structure to drape at least partly under the action of gravity within the mould tool so as to configure at least part of the draped multilayer moulding material structure in a partly moulded shape, wherein the multilayer moulding material structure drapes by bending about a neutral axis substantially centrally located with respect to the thickness of the multilayer moulding material structure, the neutral axis being located within the syntactic layer;
iii. fully closing the mould tool to define a closed mould cavity containing the multilayer moulding material structure;
iv. applying pressure to the mould cavity to cause resin to flow and impregnate the fibres and to configure the multilayer moulding material structure in a fully moulded shape; and
v. substantially fully curing the resin to form a moulded part from the multilayer moulding material structure, wherein steps ii and iv are carried out at elevated temperature, from step i until at least the commencement of step iii the lower part is at a lower temperature than the upper part, and in step ii the multilayer moulding material structure is heated to cause the viscosity of the resin initially to decrease as a result of an increase in resin temperature and then to increase as a result of initiation of curing prior to step iii, and the temperature of the lower part is controlled so as to delay the onset of gelation of the resin until after step iii.

US Pat. No. 10,112,335

PROCESS FOR MANUFACTURING PANELS FOR FLOOR AND WALL COVERINGS

BerryAlloc NV, Menen (BE...

1. A process for the production of a panel for floor or wall coverings comprising the steps of (i) mixing and homogenizing raw materials, thereby obtaining a dryblend, (ii) extruding said dryblend, thereby obtaining one or more thermoplastic layers, (iii) laminating the afore-mentioned thermoplastic layers, thereby obtaining a laminate, and (iv) profiling said laminate, thereby obtaining a panel for floor or wall coverings, wherein said dryblend, after homogenization, is stored in an insulated buffer tank and, by feeders, is fed to said twin-screw extruder at a temperature higher than 40° C., and wherein at least one thermoplastic layer is extruded by a co-rotating twin-screw extruder with pressure element.

US Pat. No. 10,112,332

HEATING DEVICE OF INJECTION MOLDING MACHINE

NISSEI PLASTIC INDUSTRIAL...

1. A heating device of an injection molding machine, the heating device comprising:a plurality of heaters being sequentially provided along an axial direction on an outer circumferential surface of at least one of a heating cylinder and an injection nozzle to heat at least one of the heating cylinder and the injection nozzle;
at least a first one of the plurality of heaters is positioned in a front portion and includes a first air cooling-capable heater;
at least a second one of the plurality of heaters is positioned in an intermediate zone and includes a second air cooling-capable heater; and
at least a third one of the plurality of heaters is positioned in a back portion and includes a third air cooling-capable heater;
wherein the first, second and third air cooling-capable heaters each includes one panel member, formed of a material having thermal conductivity, that is interposed between the part of at least the first, second and third heaters and the outer circumferential surface of at least one of the heating cylinder and the injection nozzle, in which each of the first, second and third air cooling-capable heaters includes an air path for air cooling that is formed as a respective slit punched in the panel member and in which each of the first, second and third cooling-capable heaters includes an air outlet and an air inlet that are in communication with the respective slit for allowing air to be passed from an air supply, wherein air is supplied from the air supply to each of the first, second and third air inlets and through the respective slit formed in the panel member and the air exits through the air outlet portion for cooling the heating device.

US Pat. No. 10,112,313

SHAVING DEVICE

Ruairidh Robertson, Sand...

1. A shaving device comprising:a handle;
a support member disposed about a first end of said handle, said support member comprising at least one arm extending outward from a yoke and a biasing magnet;
a blade cartridge retention frame coupled to said at least one arm and configured to pivot about a pivot axis, said blade cartridge retention frame comprising a blade cartridge retention frame magnet; and
a replaceable blade assembly comprising a blade assembly magnet and a blade assembly body having a face with a razor blade;
wherein said blade assembly magnet and said blade cartridge retention frame magnet are configured to create a repulsive magnetic force therebetween to releasably couple said replaceable blade assembly to said blade cartridge retention frame such that said razor blade extends along a razor blade longitudinal axis that is substantially parallel to said pivot axis; and
wherein said biasing magnet is configured to generate a repulsive magnetic force with both of said blade cartridge retention frame magnet and said blade assembly magnet to urge said replaceable blade assembly about said pivot axis towards an initial starting position relative to said at least one arm.

US Pat. No. 10,112,269

SCREEN PRINTER, COMPONENT MOUNTING LINE, AND SCREEN PRINTING METHOD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A screen printing method comprising:holding a first substrate by a substrate holder placed on a base;
moving an imaging device in a horizontal direction of a mask and the first substrate, and imaging the first substrate held by the substrate holder by the imaging device;
contacting the first substrate held by the substrate holder with the mask before a printing by moving the substrate holder up at a below-mask-position below the mask before the printing based on a result of the imaging of the first substrate;
moving a printing head on the mask to print a paste on the first substrate; and
moving a mask cleaner under the mask after the printing within a moving range of the mask cleaner and cleaning a lower surface of the mask after the printing by the mask cleaner with the first substrate being separated from the mask after the printing,
wherein an imaging of a second substrate is performed when the substrate holder is positioned at an initial position between a feeding conveyor and a discharge conveyor and in line with the conveyors away from the below-mask-position outside the moving range of the mask cleaner in the horizontal direction, while simultaneously, the cleaning of the mask after the printing is performed when the substrate holder holding the second substrate is positioned at the initial position.

US Pat. No. 10,112,248

METHOD OF CREATING A BONDED STRUCTURE AND APPARATUSES FOR SAME

CellTech Metals, Inc., O...

1. A method for creating a metallic structure, the method comprising:(a) contacting a first workpiece to spaced apart and substantially flat peaks of a second workpiece, each of the workpieces including a sheet metal parent layer and at least one zinc-coated layer;
(b) heating a portion of a roller;
(c) rotating the heated roller against the first workpiece;
(d) brazing the zinc-coated layers of the workpieces together in response to step (c), without the use of a separate brazing alloy or flux;
(e) maintaining at least some of the zinc-coated layers around a brazed connection between the workpieces to preserve corrosion resistance at the connection;
(f) cooling another portion of the roller such that different areas of the roller are heated and cooled substantially simultaneously;
(g) cooling the first workpiece with the cooled portion of the roller after the brazing;
(h) the roller heating the first workpiece in less than seven seconds; and
(i) the roller cooling the first workpiece in less than one second.

US Pat. No. 10,112,236

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR THE MANUFACTURE OR REPAIR OF A THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECT

MTU AERO ENGINES AG, Mun...

1. A device for the manufacture or repair of a three-dimensional object, comprising:at least one construction chamber for successive solidification of at least one solidifiable material layer by layer in predefined regions for the layer-by-layer buildup of the three-dimensional object or for layer-by-layer repair of individual regions of the three-dimensional object within the construction chamber, and
at least one inlet nozzle and at least one suction nozzle for a process gas, with the inlet nozzle and the suction nozzle being arranged where a gas flow that passes at least partially over a buildup and joining zone of a construction platform formed in the construction chamber is created,
wherein the ratio of the sums of the fluid-dynamically relevant cross-sectional areas of the at least one suction nozzle to the at least one inlet nozzle is 2.5:1 to 0.3:1, and
wherein the at least one suction nozzle comprises at least two suction orifices, wherein said at least two suction orifices are each connected to an associated suction channel in such a way as to carry the flow, and each suction channel has wall surfaces that have a contoured course that is curved at least in sections in the flow direction and the associated suction channels are separated from one another.

US Pat. No. 10,112,225

METHOD FOR REDUCING THE ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF A ROLLING MILL INSTALLATION, CONTROL AND/OR REGULATION DEVICE FOR A ROLLING MILL INSTALLATION, MACHINE-READABLE PROGRAM CODE, STORAGE MEDIUM AND A ROLLING MILL INSTALLATION

PRIMETALS TECHNOLOGIES GE...

1. A method for controlling a rolling mill installation comprising a rolling train and a plurality of additional installation components associated with the rolling train, the method comprising:rolling a strip through the rolling train;
monitoring the rolling train and the plurality of additional installation components for a fault occurrence;
stopping the operation of the rolling train in response to a fault occurrence;
identifying a type of fault corresponding to the fault occurrence causing an unplanned rolling pause, the type of fault including one or more of: a roll replacement, a strip breakage, an electrical fault, and a mechanical fault;
determining a probable duration of the unplanned rolling pause corresponding to the type of fault identified by an automatic control device storing empirical data captured in previous fault occurrences;
wherein the plurality of additional installation components includes one or more of: extractor fans, hydraulic systems, heating systems, ventilation systems, lubrication systems, drive systems, automation devices, sensors, and measuring devices;
automatically selecting one or more of the plurality of additional installation components to power down based at least in part on the probable duration of the rolling pause and an expected time for power down and power up of the respective installation component with the control device; and
automatically powering down the selected one or more additional installation components with the control device.

US Pat. No. 10,112,114

INTERACTIVE ACTION FIGURES FOR GAMING SYSTEMS

GANZ, Woodbridge, Ontari...

1. An entertainment system comprising:a computer game, executed on a computer controlled by a game player;
said computer game including a character of said computer game that is a controllable character within said computer game, and the game player maneuvering said character in said computer game to achieve progress in the computer game involving the character,
wherein said character expires in said computer game during playing of the computer game;
a three-dimensional item, that is a likeness in three dimensions of an item that appears in the computer game and is associated in the computer game with the character;
said three-dimensional item including an access code associated with the item; and
said computer preventing the character from being used for play after the character expires in said computer game, and said computer reviving said character to activate said character to play, by accepting entry of said access code into said computer.

US Pat. No. 10,112,097

ROBOTIC BATTING TEE SYSTEM

Robosport Technologies LL...

1. A batting tee system, the batting tee system comprising:a housing;
an actuation system comprising a neck movable along a vertical axis, an actuator comprising one or more motors and linkages positioned within the housing,
a ball holder for holding a ball, wherein the ball holder is mounted on the neck and wherein a length of the neck can be increased or decreased between the ball holder and the housing; and
a control system operable to control operation of the batting tee system, comprising a plurality of sensors, a user interface for interfacing a user with operation of the control system for actuation of movement of the neck along the vertical axis; and
a control module, the control module operable to cause the actuator to actuate the neck to a first random position along the vertical axis, wherein the control module is further operable to cause the actuator to actuate the neck from the first random position to a second random position along the vertical axis, different than the first random position, after a ball is hit from the ball holder when the neck is in the first random position.

US Pat. No. 10,112,090

HOCKEY BLADE WITH WRAPPED CORE

Bauer Hockey, LLC, Exete...

1. A method comprising:forming a foam core, the core comprising a first core face, a second core face, a top core edge and a bottom core edge;
wrapping the foam core with a first layer of fiber tape, the first layer of fiber tape extending continuously along the first core face, top core edge, second core face and bottom core edge of the foam core, wherein the wrapped core has a first wrapped face, a second wrapped face, a top wrapped edge and a bottom wrapped edge;
supplying the wrapped foam core with a thread, the thread extending along one of the first wrapped face and the second wrapped face;
wrapping a portion of the wrapped core with a second layer of fiber tape;
placing the preform in a mold;
heating the mold;
cooling the mold; and
removing the formed structure from the mold.

US Pat. No. 10,112,059

SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND METHODS FOR QUALITY ASSURANCE OF RADIATION THERAPY

VARIAN MEDICAL SYSTEMS IN...

8. A system for verifying radiation dose delivered to a subject, comprising:a portal dose imaging device configured to generate portal dose images of radiation dose delivered to a subject from predetermined radiation fields; and
a processing device operably connected to the portal dose imaging device and configured to store the portal dose images in a first data array having spatial and angular locations of the delivered beams (X, Y, ?) as dimensions, and to store corresponding predicted portal dose images in a second data array having spatial and angular locations of the predicted beams (X, Y, ?) as dimensions,
wherein the processing device compares points in the first data array with corresponding points in the second data array using a gamma portal dose distribution algorithm points in the first data array representing generated portal dose images, and points in the second data array representing predicted portal dose images, the gamma portal dose distribution algorithm including dose differences, spatial differences, and angular differences between corresponding points in the first and second data arrays as parameters, and
wherein the processing device determines errors in the delivered radiation dose based on the comparison.

US Pat. No. 10,112,051

METHODS, DEVICES, AND SYSTEMS FOR COMMUNICATING WITH AN IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE OF A LAST FAR FIELD COMMUNICATION SESSION DURING A SUBSEQUENT FAR FIELD COMMUNICATION SESSION WHILE USING A SAME SESSION KEY

MEDTRONIC, INC., Minneap...

1. A method of communicating with an implantable medical device, comprising:sending a first key over a first proximity communication;
sending a first far field communication from an external device in an attempt to begin a first far field communication session with the implantable medical device and exchange communications during the first far field communication session with the implantable medical device where the external device expects the implantable medical device to use the first key when exchanging the communications during the first far field communication session;
conducting the first far field communication session with the implantable medical device when a response to the first far field communication is received by the external device that uses the first key;
terminating the first far field communication session;
sending a second key over a second proximity communication after terminating the first communication session;
after sending the second key, sending at least one far field communication by the external device in an attempt to begin a second far field communication session where the external device expects communications of the second session, including a response to the first far field communication, to use the second key;
conducting the second far field communication session using the second key when a response to the at least one far field communication of the second far field communication session is received by the external device that uses the second key; and
conducting the second far field communication session using the first key when a response to the at least one far field communication of the second far field communication session is received by the external device that uses the first key.

US Pat. No. 10,112,042

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR TISSUE ANCHORING OF MEDICAL DEVICES

MEDTRONIC, INC., Minneap...

26. A kit comprising an apparatus for tissue anchoring of an elongate medical device body, and an associated tool configured to engage with the apparatus and thereby facilitate positioning of the apparatus along a length of the device body, and wherein the apparatus comprises:a retention member including a tubular sidewall that extends from a first end of the retention member to a second end of the retention member and defines a lumen of the retention member, the lumen extending along a longitudinal axis of the apparatus from a first opening thereof to a second opening thereof, and the retention member being transformable along the longitudinal axis from a first, gripping state to a second, open state, and vice versa, the first state being that at which the lumen has a first diameter and the first and second ends of the tubular sidewall are spaced apart by a first distance, and the second state being that at which the lumen has a second diameter and the first and second ends of the tubular sidewall are spaced apart by a second distance, the first diameter being smaller than the second diameter, and the first distance being greater than the second distance;
an elastic member secured between the first and second ends of the retention member, the elastic member being spring biased to push the first and second ends apart from one another, thereby holding the retention member in the first, gripping state;
a pair of force interface members, a first of the pair of interface members being coupled to the retention member in proximity to the first end thereof, a second of the pair of interface members being coupled to the retention member in proximity to the second end thereof, and the interface members being configured to receive opposing forces that compress the elastic member, against the spring bias thereof, and thereby transform the retention member to the second, open state; and
a tissue fixation member directed outward from the retention member, when the retention member is in the first, gripping state;
wherein, when the tool engages the apparatus force interface members, the apparatus, with the retention member thereof in the second, open state, is positionable along the length of the device body; andwhen the tool is released from engagement with the apparatus force interface members, the apparatus, with the retention member thereof in the first, gripping state, grips the medical device body;wherein the apparatus further comprises an outer sheath extending between the apparatus force interface members and around the apparatus elastic member;
the apparatus further comprises a deployment member extending alongside the outer sheath of the apparatus and being free to slide relative to the sheath;
the deployment member includes an end secured to the first force interface member of the apparatus and an outward protruding ramp member spaced apart, along the longitudinal axis of the apparatus, from the secured end;
the tissue fixation member of the apparatus comprises a deployable tine or barb element, the tine or barb element including a fixed end and a free end, the fixed end coupled to the second force interface member of the apparatus, and the free end configured to engage with the ramp member of the deployment member; and
when the opposing forces that compress the elastic member of the apparatus are released, the ramp member of the deployment member forces the free end of the tine or barb element outward from the longitudinal axis to engage tissue.

US Pat. No. 10,112,030

INTRODUCER SHEATH ASSEMBLY HAVING A LOCKING DILATOR

1. A method of releasing an introducer sheath assembly having a longitudinal axis defining an axial direction along the longitudinal axis, a transverse direction transverse to the longitudinal axis, and a rotational direction about the longitudinal axis, the introducer sheath assembly including a valve, an introducer sheath secured at an end of the valve, an introducer tool coaxially received in the introducer sheath, and a fitting secured to the introducer sheath, the method comprising:unlocking a locking mechanism of the introducer sheath assembly, including rotating a lock knob of the locking mechanism in the rotational direction to unlock the locking mechanism without causing movement of the introducer tool in the axial direction and without causing movement of the introducer tool in the rotational direction, wherein unlocking the lock knob does not disturb fluid sealing engagement between the introducer tool and the valve or cause rotation of the introducer tool relative to the introducer sheath during unlocking of the locking mechanism, and wherein unlocking the locking mechanism includes releasing the lock knob from the fitting by rotating the lock knob; and
sliding the introducer tool from the introducer sheath in the axial direction after unlocking the locking mechanism, wherein the fitting includes an axially extending groove and wherein the lock knob includes an axially projecting lock tab and the fitting includes an annular slot receiving the lock tab to secure the lock knob to the fitting prior to unlocking the locking mechanism, and wherein the lock knob is configured to translate through the axially extending groove as the locking mechanism is axially separated from the fitting.

US Pat. No. 10,112,017

PEN TYPE DRUG INJECTION DEVICE WITH LOW FRICTION DOSE ENCODER MECHANISM ON THREAD

Sanofi-Aventis Deutschlan...

1. A drug delivery device comprising:a body component located concentrically within a sleeve, wherein the body component comprises body component thread features and the sleeve comprises sleeve thread features that engage with the body component thread features such that the body component is caused to rotate within the sleeve as the body component and the sleeve component move axially with respect to one another by force of an engaging face of the sleeve thread features against an engaging face of the body component thread features causing sliding of the engaging face of the sleeve thread features over the engaging face of the body component thread features,
wherein the body component is an inner housing,
wherein one of the body component and the sleeve constitutes a first part and the other of the body component and the sleeve constitutes a second part, and
wherein a conductive track pattern is formed on the thread features of the first part and plural electrical contacts are formed on the second part such as to contact the conductive track pattern as the body component rotates within the sleeve.

US Pat. No. 10,112,008

MEDICAL DEVICE FOR ADMINISTERING A SOLUTION

DEBIOTECH S.A., Lausanne...

1. A medical device for administering a solution, said device comprising:a pump that is not inside a patient,
a reservoir that is not inside the patient, and
a communication structure for connecting said reservoir and said pump, wherein said communication structure is not inside the patient, and
a line for connecting the medical device to the patient,
a sensor for measuring an exposure of the solution, which is contained in the reservoir, to temperature, to humidity, or to pressure of the solution, or ageing or permeability of the reservoir, over the course of time,
wherein the medical device uses a mathematical model in order to determine at any moment physical or chemical characteristics of the solution, which is contained in the reservoir, wherein the mathematical model takes account of a modification of the solution in the reservoir over the course of time as a function of an exposure to temperature, to humidity, or to pressure of the solution, or ageing or permeability of the reservoir; and
wherein the medical device informs the patient about refilling the solution or changing the reservoir depending on the modification of the characteristics of the solution.

US Pat. No. 10,111,999

MEDICAL RESERVOIRS WITH VARIABLE-ELEVATION DROP TUBES

Terumo Cardiovascular Sys...

1. A medical fluid reservoir comprising:a reservoir shell defining an interior space configured for containing a medical fluid;
a drop tube disposed within the interior space and configured to introduce the medical fluid into the interior space, the drop tube defining a drop tube length, the drop tube having a first end that is coupled to the reservoir shell and a second end that has freedom to move within the interior space; and
a buoyant member coupled to a portion of the drop tube adjacent the second end, the drop tube length adjusting in response to movement of the buoyant member.

US Pat. No. 10,111,994

BLOOD PUMP WITH SEPARATE MIXED-FLOW AND AXIAL-FLOW IMPELLER STAGES AND MULTI-STAGE STATORS

HeartWare, Inc., Miami L...

1. A blood pump configured to provide continuous fluid flow, comprising:a stator housing having an inlet and an outlet;
a rotor hub defining a rotational axis extending from the inlet to the outlet and comprising a body having a leading portion positioned adjacent the inlet, a trailing portion positioned adjacent the outlet, an intermediate portion extending between the leading portion and the trailing portion, and a fluid pathway of the pump extends from the inlet to the outlet along the rotor hub;
an inlet stator blade extending radially inward from the stator housing within the inlet, the inlet stator blade including a distal-most portion extending along the rotational axis to define the fluid pathway;
a rotor stage positioned at the leading portion, the rotor stage having at least one impeller blade configured to drive a circumferential component and an axial component of a flow into an intermediate pathway portion of the fluid pathway surrounding the intermediate portion; and
a stator stage comprising at least one stator blade extending radially inward from the stator housing in the intermediate pathway portion and defining a gap between the at least one stator blade and the rotor hub, the stator stage configured to reduce the circumferential component of the flow;
an axial dimension of the intermediate portion being greater than a diameter of the intermediate portion; and
an axial length of each of the at least one stator blade being smaller than the diameter of the intermediate portion.

US Pat. No. 10,111,987

MARKED FLUOROPOLYMER SURFACES AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SAME

Innovatech, LLC, Chicago...

1. A method of manufacturing a coated polytetrafluoroethylene tube, said method comprising:inserting a support member into a lumen of a body of a polytetrafluoroethylene tube;
coupling the support member and the body of the polytetrafluoroethylene tube to a shielding device;
blocking, via the shielding device, a plurality of spaced apart portions of an outer surface of the body of the polytetrafluoroethylene tube;
rotating the support member and the body of the polytetrafluoroethylene tube;
while rotating the support member and the body of the polytetrafluoroethylene tube, applying a coating to each of a plurality of spaced apart unblocked portions of the outer surface of the body of the polytetrafluoroethylene tube; and
curing the applied coating to cause the applied coating to bond to the outer surface of the body of the polytetrafluoroethylene tube to indicate a plurality of spaced apart markings formed on the outer surface of the body of the polytetrafluoroethylene tube.

US Pat. No. 10,111,976

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND DEVICES FOR HIGH-LEVEL DISINFECTION

Germitec SA, Clichy (FR)...

1. A disinfection method associated with an interior volume of a disinfection chamber, comprising:beginning a disinfection cycle to disinfect a medical device, the disinfection cycle spanning a fixed time period, the fixed time period including two or more sequential predetermined time intervals;
delivering a dose of disinfecting radiation to the medical device;
reading at least one value representing an amount of radiation received by at least one measurement sensor during each predetermined time interval;
reading at least one value representing an amount of radiation received by at least one reference sensor during each predetermined time interval;
filtering values read from the at least one measurement sensor based on values read from the at least one reference sensor to produce conditioned values;
calculate a radiation dose based on an accumulation of conditioned values;
at the expiration of the fixed time period, determining whether or not the radiation dose has crossed a first threshold, the first threshold indicating a sufficient dose of radiation;
ending the disinfection cycle if the radiation dose has crossed the first threshold;
if the radiation dose has not crossed the first threshold, determining whether or not the radiation dose has crossed a second threshold, the second threshold indicating a lower dose of radiation;
ending the disinfection cycle if the radiation dose has not crossed the second threshold; and
based on any detected errors, selectively extending or ending the disinfection cycle if the radiation dose has crossed the second threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,111,974

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ON-SITE MICROBIAL REMEDIATION AND SANITIZATION OF HOUSEHOLD ITEMS

Vacu Fog LLC, Atlanta, G...

1. A method for remediating a crushable, air permeable, household item that may have been exposed to mold, comprising the steps of:(a) preparing said item to prevent it from being crushed by bracing said item;
(b) sealing said item inside a sealable vacuum bag;
(c) evacuating air from the inside of said bag, said step of evacuating air from the inside of said bag causing the evacuation of air from within said air permeable item occurring after said step of preparing said item;
(d) introducing an antimocrobial remedial fog into said bag;
(e) infusing said antimicrobial remedial fog into said air permeable item; and
(f) removing said item from said bag.

US Pat. No. 10,111,964

COMPOUNDS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR THE TREATMENT OF OCULAR DISORDERS

Graybug Vision, Inc., Re...

1. A compound of Formula XV:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof;
wherein:
R32 is R35;
R35 is selected from

x and y are integers independently selected from the group consisting of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, and 30.

US Pat. No. 10,111,960

9-OH-RISPERIDONE CONTROLLED RELEASE COMPOSITION

THE TRUSTREES OF THE UNIV...

1. A controlled release composition, said composition comprising a therapeutic drug and a polymer, said polymer comprising polylactic acid (PLA) and optionally polyglycolic acid (PGA) in a PLA:PGA molar ratio between 50:50 and 100:0, wherein said therapeutic drug is present in an amount of about 10%-20% of the mass of said composition, wherein said therapeutic drug is risperidone or 9-OH-risperidone, and wherein said composition maintains a therapeutic level of said therapeutic drug over a period ranging from about 1 month to about 6 months upon subcutaneous placement into a subject.

US Pat. No. 10,111,886

POLYMER CONJUGATE FOR DELIVERY OF A BIOACTIVE AGENT

POLYACTIVA PTY LTD, Melb...

1. A polymer-bioactive agent conjugate, comprising a moiety of formula (I):
where:
T represents a triazole moiety;
Q is independently selected at each occurrence and may be present or absent and when present represents a linking group;
R is an optionally substituted aromatic hydrocarbon or heteroaromatic hydrocarbon;
Z is a cleavable linking group; and
D is a releasable bioactive agent selected from prostaglandin analogues.

US Pat. No. 10,111,884

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR TREATING VIRAL INFECTIONS

Hadasit Medical Research ...

1. A method of treating a viral infection or suppressing viral replication in a subject having a viral infection, comprising the step of administering to said subject a pharmaceutical composition comprising a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier or excipient and a therapeutically effective amount of a compound having anti-viral activity represented by the structure of formula I:
or a salt or a solvate thereof, wherein Y represents an optionally substituted morpholinosulphonyl group or a group —NR1R2; wherein R1 and R2 together with the interjacent nitrogen atom represent an optionally substituted non-aromatic heterocyclic group selected from the group consisting of piperazinyl, morpholinyl, and thiomorpholinyl,
wherein said viral infection or replication is a cytomegalovirus infection or replication, and wherein the compound inhibits cytomegalovirus infection and/or replication in said subject.

US Pat. No. 10,111,883

SELECTIVE P2X3 MODULATORS

BELLUS HEALTH COUGH INC.,...

1. A method of avoiding loss of taste response while treating a chronic cough patient, the method comprising administering to the patient a therapeutically effective amount of a selective P2X3 antagonist, wherein the selective P2X3 antagonist is at least 10-fold selective for P2X3 homomeric receptor antagonism versus P2X2/3 heteromeric receptor antagonism, wherein the selective P2X3 antagonist is a compound of Formula (I), or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof:
wherein:
R1 is selected from the group consisting of cyano, halogen, methyl, and ethyl;
R2 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halogen, methyl, and ethyl;
R3 is selected from the group consisting of halogen, methyl, and ethyl;
R4 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halogen, methyl, ethyl, and methoxy;
R5 and R6 are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C6-alkyl, and hydroxy-C1-C6-alkyl; or
R5 and R6, together with the nitrogen to which they are both attached, form a 5- or 6-member heterocycloalkyl, wherein the heterocycloalkyl is optionally substituted with one or more substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, hydroxyl, and C1-C4-alkyl;
R7 and R8 are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and C1-C4-alkyl;
R9 is selected from the group consisting of C1-C6-alkyl, C3-C6-cycloalkyl, C1-C6-alkyl-C3-C6-cycloalkyl, halo-C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-alkoxy, halo-C1-C6-alkoxy, and C1-C6-alkoxy-C1-C6-alkyl; and
X is selected from a bond, CH2 and 0.

US Pat. No. 10,111,874

COMBINATION THERAPIES FOR TREATMENT OF CANCER

Araxes Pharma LLC, San D...

1. A method for treating a KRAS G12C mutant cancer, the method comprising administering an effective amount of a KRAS G12C mutant modulating compound and an additional therapeutic agent to a subject in need thereof, wherein the KRAS G12C mutant modulating compound has the following structure (I?b):or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, tautomer or stereoisomer thereof, wherein:X and Y are each independently N or CR6;
Z is N or CR6a;
L1 is a bond;
L2 is a bond or alkylene;
R? is R1 and R? is R2c; or R? is H and R? is R1;
R1 is substituted or unsubstituted aryl or heteroaryl;
R2a, R1b and R2C are each independently H, halo, hydroxyl, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 haloalkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, C3-C8 cycloalkyl or aryl;
R3a and R3b are, at each occurrence, independently H, —OH, —NH2, —CO2H, halo, cyano, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkynyl, hydroxylalkly, aminylalkyl, alkylaminylalkyl, cyanoalkyl, carboxyalkyl, aminocarbonylalkyl or aminocarbonyl;
R4a and R4b are, at each occurrence, independently H, —OH, —NH2, —CO2H, halo, cyano, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkynyl, hydroxylalkly, aminylalkyl, alkylaminylalkyl, cyanoalkyl, carboxyalkyl, aminocarbonylalkyl or aminocarbonyl;
R6 is, at each occurrence, independently H, cyano, cyanoalkyl, amino, aminylalkyl, aminylalkylaminyl, aminocarbonyl, alkylaminyl, haloalkylamino, hydroxylalkyamino, amindinylalkyl, amidinylalkoxy, amindinylalkylaminyl, guanidinylalkyl, guanidinylalkoxy, guanidinylalkylaminyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, aminylalkoxy, alkylcarbonylaminylalkoxy, C1-C6 alkyl, heterocyclyl, heterocyclyloxy, heterocyclylalkyloxy, heterocyclylamino, heterocyclylalkylamino, heteroaryl, heteroaryloxy, heteroarylalkyloxy, heteroarylamino, heteroarylalkylamino, aryl, aryloxy, arylamino, arylalkylamino or arylalkyloxy;
R6a is H or C1-C6 alkyl;
represents a double or triple bond;
Q is —C(?O)-, —C(?NR8?)—, —NR8C(?O)-, —S(?O)2- or —NR8S(?O)2-;
R8 is H, C1-C6 alkyl or hydroxylalkyl;
R8? is H, —OH, —CN or C1-C6 alkyl; and
when is a double bond then R9 and R10 are each independently H, cyano, carboxyl, C1-C6alkyl, alkoxycarbonyl, aminylalkyl, alkylaminylalkyl, or hydroxylalkyl or R9 and R10 join to form a carbocyclic or heterocyclic ring,
provided at least one of X, Y and Z is N,wherein the KRAS mutant cancer is a pancreatic cancer, a colorectal cancer or a lung cancer.

US Pat. No. 10,111,873

DIHYDROPYRIMIDINONE DERIVATIVES

KING SAUD UNIVERSITY, Ri...

1. A compound having the chemical structure according to Formula 1:whereinZ is selected from N and O;
X is selected from O and S; and
R is selected from aryl, substituted aryl, heteroaryl, or substituted heteroaryl;
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.