US Pat. No. 10,336,952

MIXING DEVICE FOR A DOWN-FLOW HYDROPROCESSING REACTOR

Chevron U.S.A. Inc., San...

1. A mixing device for a multi-bed down-flow catalytic reactor, the mixing device comprising:a. a top plate having an inner surface and a periphery;
b. a base plate extending parallel to the top plate, the base plate having an inner surface, a periphery, and a base plate aperture, wherein the top and base plates are separated by a distance to define an interior region of the mixing device;
c. a plurality of inwardly-directed vanes contained within the interior region of the mixing device extending perpendicular to and interposed between the inner surfaces of the top and base plates, wherein the vanes are inwardly-directed from the periphery of the top and base plates toward the base plate aperture and are spaced around the area extending from the base plate aperture to the periphery of the top and base plates; and
d. a mixing region;
wherein, the mixing device does not include a weir ring extending from the inner surface of the base plate or a bubble cap extending from the inner surface of the top plate.

US Pat. No. 10,336,946

CATALYTIC PYROLYSIS METHOD AND APPARATUS

1. A process comprising:passing to a feed mixture through a line reactor, the mixture comprising 100 parts by weight heavy oil (API<22.3), from about 5 to 100 parts by weight water, and from about 1 to 20 parts by weight solid catalyst particulates comprising a mineral support and an oxide or acid addition salt of a Group 3-16 metal;
heating the feed mixture in the reactor at a temperature, pressure, and for a period of time sufficient to produce a pyrolyzate vapor phase at an exit from the reactor condensable to form an oil phase lighter than the heavy oil, wherein the mixture comprises an emulsion of the oil, water, and catalyst particulates.

US Pat. No. 10,336,944

DIRECT SYNTHESIS OF HYDROCARBONS FROM CO-ELECTROLYSIS SOLID OXIDE CELL

University of South Carol...

1. A hydrocarbon generation system comprising:a plurality of microtubular reactors in an array, each microtubular reactor including
a first region including a cathode and an anode in electrical communication with one another and an oxygen ion conducting electrolyte between the cathode and the anode,
a second region including a Fischer-Tropsch reaction catalyst in fluid communication and downstream of the cathode; and
a temperature control unit configured to provide the first region at a first temperature that is greater than a second temperature of the second region, wherein each microtubular reactor defines a continuous space, such that the first region and second region are in contact producing a temperature gradient along each microtubular reactor.

US Pat. No. 10,336,943

METHOD FOR COKE OVEN REPAIR

PAUL WURTH DO BRASIL TECN...

1. Method for the repair of coke ovens arranged side by side in a battery which are each delimited by two hollow sidewalls, each formed by side bricks, superimposed in two opposed and spaced rows and spaced together by transverse bricks and defining, between them, heating chambers, wherein the method comprises the following steps:selecting a group of adjacent sidewalls and having a middle wall portion to be kept throughout the repair and two end wall portions to be replaced by new end wall portions;
cutting each sidewall to be repaired in accordance with a cross-sectional vertical cutting plane in order to define a respective flat end face in the middle wall portion, said cutting plane being coincident with a face of a transverse row of bricks facing the adjacent end wall portion being removed;
providing, in the region of each flat end face of the middle wall portion, a pair of side and opposing cutouts and extending over the entire height of the sidewall;
producing, at a basic transverse face of each cutout, a middle longitudinal channel defining a groove for a corresponding tongue of the new bricks, the larger side and standard side of the new end wall portion;
fitting, in each cutout of a flat end face, the corresponding portion of a vertical row of side bricks of a new adjacent portion of the end wall, and the said side bricks comprise, alternately along the vertical row, a new standard side brick of a length equal to the side bricks of the middle wall portion, and a new larger side brick; and
completing the formation of the new end wall portion using new transverse bricks.

US Pat. No. 10,336,937

MONOLITHIC RARE EARTH OXIDE AEROGELS

Lawrence Livermore Nation...

1. A method for making a monolithic rare earth oxide (REO) aerogel, comprising:preparing a reaction mixture consisting essentially of at least one rare earth metal nitrate, at least one epoxide, at least one base catalyst, and at least one organic solvent, wherein the reaction mixture is substantially free of chloride;
curing the mixture to produce a wet gel;
drying the wet gel to produce a dry gel; and
thermally annealing the dry gel to produce the monolithic REO aerogel.

US Pat. No. 10,336,921

ADHESIVE COMPOSITIONS FOR NONWOVEN APPLICATIONS

ExxonMobil Chemical Paten...

1. An adhesive composition comprising:(a) a polymer blend comprising
a first propylene-based polymer, wherein the first propylene-based polymer is a homopolymer of propylene or a copolymer of propylene and ethylene or a C4 to C10 alpha-olefin; and
a second propylene-based polymer, wherein the second propylene-based polymer is a homopolymer of propylene or a copolymer of propylene and ethylene or a C4 to C10 alpha-olefin, wherein the second propylene-based polymer is different than the first propylene-based polymer,
wherein the polymer blend has a melt viscosity, measured at 190° C. of about 3,000 cP to about 12,000 cP; and
(b) one or more tackifiers;
wherein the one or more tackifiers has a softening point as determined by ASTM E-28 of about 80° C. to about 145° C., an aromaticity of about 3 mol % to about 11 mol % aromatic protons, and a Cloud Point of about ?10 ° C. to about 15 ° C.,
wherein the polymer blend is present in the amount of about 50 wt % to about 90 wt % of the adhesive composition.

US Pat. No. 10,336,902

HIGH FLOW, HIGH HEAT POLYCARBONATE COMPOSITIONS

SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES...

1. An article comprising a thermoplastic composition comprising:(a) 45 to 70 wt % of a first polycarbonate that includes structural units derived from at least one of:
wherein Ra and Rb at each occurrence are each independently halogen, C1-C12 alkyl, C1-C12 alkenyl, C3-C8 cycloalkyl, or C1-C12 alkoxy; p and q at each occurrence are each independently 0 to 4; R13 at each occurrence is independently a halogen or a C1-C6 alkyl group; c at each occurrence is independently 0 to 4; R14 at each occurrence is independently a C1-C6 alkyl, phenyl, or phenyl substituted with up to five halogens or C1-C6, alkyl groups; Rg at each occurrence is independently C1-C12 alkyl or halogen, or two Rg groups together with the carbon atoms to which they are attached form a four-, five, or six-membered cycloalkyl group; and t is 1 to 10;(b) 15 to 30 wt % of a poly(aliphatic ester)-polycarbonate copolymer of the formula:

wherein m is 4 to 18; x, and y each represents parts by weight of the carbonate units and the ester units based on 100 parts total weight of the poly(aliphatic ester)-polycarbonate copolymer, x+y is 100; and R3 is formula (I) or formula (II):

wherein Rh is halogen, alkyl, or haloalkyl; n is 0 to 4; and Xa is formula (III) or formula (IV):

wherein Rc and Rd are each independently hydrogen, halogen, alkyl, cycloalkyl, cycloalkylalkyl, aryl, arylalkyl, heterocyclyl, heterocyclylalkyl, heteroaryl, or heteroarylalkyl; and Re is a divalent alkyl group; and
(c) optionally a second polycarbonate that is a Bisphenol A polycarbonate having a weight average molecular weight of 17,000 to 40,000 g/mol, as determined by gel permeation chromatography using Bisphenol A polycarbonate standards;
wherein the thermoplastic composition further comprises 0.05 to 10 wt % of a flame retardant and 5 to 35 wt % of glass fiber, provided that the combined wt % value of all components does not exceed 100 wt %,
the composition has a heat deflection temperature of at least 120° C., measured at 1.8 MPa in accordance with ASTM D 648; and
a melt viscosity of less than 130 Pa·s, measured in accordance with ISO 11443 at 316° C. at a shear rate of 5000 s?1, and
a molded sample of the composition obtained under standard molding conditions has a notched izod impact energy of at least 20 Jim at 23° C., as measured in accordance with ASTM D 256.

US Pat. No. 10,336,896

ONE-POT SYNTHESIS OF HIGHLY MECHANICAL AND RECOVERABLE DOUBLE-NETWORK HYDROGELS

The University of Akron, ...

1. A method of forming a hybrid physically and chemically cross-linked double-network hydrogel with highly recoverable and mechanical properties in a single-pot synthesis comprising the steps of:combining the hydrogel precursor reactants including:
a. water,
b. a polysaccharide,
c. an acrylate monomer,
d. an ultraviolet initiator, and
e. a chemical crosslinker to form a single pot mixture;
heating the hydrogel precursor reactants to a temperature higher than the melting point of the polysaccharide and retaining this temperature until the polysaccharide is in a sol state;
cooling the single-pot to a temperature lower than the gelation point of the polysaccharide and retaining this temperature to form a first network; and
thereafter photo-initiating polymerization of the acrylate monomer via the ultraviolet initiator to form the second network, wherein the double-network hydrogel has a polysaccharide concentration of 20 mg/mL, an acrylate monomer concentration of 3.4 mol/L, a ultraviolet initiator concentration of 1 mol % of acrylate monomer, and a chemical crosslinker concentration of 0.03 mol % of acrylate monomer.

US Pat. No. 10,336,891

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS RELATED TO RECYCLING POLYMER WASTE

ImerTech SAS, Paris (FR)...

1. A functional filler comprising:an inorganic particulate material, wherein the inorganic particulate material has a d50 of less than about 10 ?m; and
a coating comprising a first compound including a terminating propanoic group or ethylenic group with one or two adjacent carbonyl groups,
wherein the first compound has the following formula:
A-(X—Y—CO)m(O—B—CO)nOH
wherein:
A is a moiety containing a terminating ethylenic bond with one or two adjacent carbonyl groups;
X is O and m is 1 to 4 or X is N and m is 1;
Y is C1-18-alkylene or C2-18-alkenylene;
B is C2-6-alkylene;
n is 0 to 5;
provided that when A contains two carbonyl groups adjacent to the ethylenic group, X is N.

US Pat. No. 10,336,889

PNEUMATIC TIRE

1. A pneumatic tire having a tread comprising a vulcanizable rubber composition comprising, based on 100 parts by weight of elastomer (phr),100 phr of a diene based elastomer having a glass transition temperature less than ?50° C., wherein the diene based elastomer is selected form the group consisting of natural rubber, polybutadiene, synthetic polyisoprene, solution polymerized styrene-butadiene rubber with bound styrene content ranging from 9 to 15 percent by weight, and emulsion polymerized styrene-butadiene rubber with bound styrene content ranging from 5 to 23.5 percent by weight;
from 40 to 55 phr of a fatty acid monoester of formula 1
where R1 is selected from C1 to C8 linear or branched alkyl, and C1 to C8 linear or branched alkenyl; R2 is C11 to C21 alkyl or C11 to C21 alkenyl;less than 10 phr of a processing oil;
from 50 to 130 phr of silica; and
optionally, from about 5 to 50 phr carbon black.

US Pat. No. 10,336,875

HALOGEN-FREE RESIN COMPOSITION AND PREPREG AND LAMINATE PREPARED THEREFROM

SHENGYI TECHNOLOGY CO., L...

18. A laminate comprising the prepreg of claim 16.

US Pat. No. 10,336,868

POLYCARBOXYLATED COMPOUNDS AND COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING SAME

WISCONSIN ALUMNI RESEARCH...

1. A polycarboxylated compound comprising phenylpropanoid units, wherein:each phenylpropanoid unit comprises an ?-carbon and a ?-carbon;
the phenylpropanoid units are linked to each other via linkages selected from the group consisting of a ?-O-4 linkage, a ?-1 linkage, a ?-5 linkage, a 4-O-5 linkage, a 5-5 linkage, and a ?-? linkage;
the phenylpropanoid units comprise ?-O-4 phenylpropanoid units;
each of the ?-O-4 phenylpropanoid units is a single one of the phenylpropanoid units and is linked via its ?-carbon with a ?-O-4 linkage;
each ?-O-4 phenylpropanoid unit in at least a portion of the ?-O-4 phenylpropanoid units comprises a secondary hydroxyl moiety on the ?-carbon of the ?-O-4 phenylpropanoid unit and a carboxylic acid or carboxylate moiety on the ?-carbon of the ?-O-4 phenylpropanoid unit; and
the polycarboxylated compound further comprises a phenylpropanoid unit linked via a ?-1 linkage, a phenylpropanoid unit linked via a 4-O-5 linkage, or a phenylpropanoid unit linked via a ?-1 linkage and a phenylpropanoid unit linked via a 4-O-5 linkage.

US Pat. No. 10,336,867

CATIONIC POLYPHOSPHAZENE COMPOUND, POLYPHOSPHAZENES-DRUG CONJUGATE COMPOUND AND METHOD FOR PREPARING SAME

CNPHARM CO., LTD, Seoul ...

1. Linear Polyphosphazene-drug conjugate compounds represented by the following chemical formula 2:
wherein, in chemical formula 2, n is an integer from 3 to 300;
MPEG represents methoxy poly(ethylene glycol);
S is a spacer group selected from the group consisting of lysine, arginine, glutamine, asparagine, tyrosine, lysine-containing oligopeptide, arginine-containing oligopeptide, glutamine-containing oligopeptide, asparagine-containing oligopeptide, tyrosinecontaining oligopeptide, amino-ethanol, amino-propanol, amino-butanol, amino-pentanol, and amino-hexanol;
L is a linker to connect the spacer group and drug molecule D, wherein drug molecule D is an hydrophobic anticancer drug having at least one functional group of hydroxyl or amine;
x and y are independently in the range of 0-0.5;
z is in the range of 0-1; and
x+y+z=1.

US Pat. No. 10,336,864

PRODUCTION METHOD FOR POLY(AMINO ACID)

TAKEDA PHARMACEUTICAL COM...

1. An ionized graft copolymer represented by Formula (II):
suitable for production of nanoparticles, wherein M is alkali metal, A is a hydrophobic moiety, and n is an integer from 10 to 100,000; diagonal lines intervening three monomer units represent that the monomer units are arranged in irregular order, and x is a mole fraction of the monomer unit represented by Formula (III):

y is a mole fraction of the monomer unit represented by Formula (IV):

z is a mole fraction of the monomer unit represented by Formula (V):
andx, y, and z satisfy the following equations:
0?x<1;
0 0 x+y+z=1.

US Pat. No. 10,336,851

COPOLYMER FOR SEMICONDUCTOR LITHOGRAPHY, RESIST COMPOSITION, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SUBSTRATE

Mitsubishi Chemical Corpo...

1. A copolymer for lithography having a turbidity Th(80) of 1.0 NTU or more and 4.6 NTU or less and a turbidity Tm(80) of 1.0 NTU or more and 3.8 NTU or less, whereinthe turbidity Th(80) is a turbidity of a PGMEA solution when n-heptane in an amount to be 80% of (X)h is added to the PGMEA solution where (X)h denotes an amount of n-heptane added to have a turbidity of 10 NTU when n-heptane is added to the PGMEA solution containing the copolymer for lithography at 20 wt % with respect to a total mass of the PGMEA solution; and
the turbidity Tm(80) is a turbidity of a PGMEA solution when methanol in an amount to be 80% of (X)m is added to the PGMEA solution where (X)m denotes an amount of methanol added to have a turbidity of 5.0 NTU when methanol is added to the PGMEA solution containing the copolymer for lithography at 20 wt % with respect to a total mass of the PGMEA solution.

US Pat. No. 10,336,844

METHOD OF PREPARING POWDERY DIACETAL CLARIFYING AGENT

SUNKO INK CO., LTD., Tai...

1. A method of preparing a powdery diacetal clarifying agent, comprising steps of:(a) mixing an aromatic aldehyde, a polyol, and an acid catalyst in an organic polar solvent to obtain a first reaction mixture, wherein an equivalence ratio of the aromatic aldehyde to the polyol is from 2:1 to 2:2;
(b) adding a hydrogenating agent and an inorganic silicon-containing agent into the first reaction mixture to obtain a second reaction mixture, wherein an equivalence ratio of the hydrogenating agent to the aromatic aldehyde is more than 0.01:1, a pH value of the inorganic silicon-containing agent is from pH 6 to pH 12, and an amount of the inorganic silicon-containing agent ranges from 0.02 wt % to 3.5 wt % based on an amount of the aromatic aldehyde; and
(c) filtering and drying the second reaction mixture to obtain the powdery diacetal clarifying agent;
wherein the inorganic silicon-containing agent is a sodium aluminosilicate containing trisulfur radical anion.

US Pat. No. 10,336,842

TRANSITION METAL COMPOUND AND CATALYST COMPOSITION INCLUDING THE SAME

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

1. A transition metal compound of the following Chemical Formula 1:
wherein,
M is a group 4 transition metal;
R is selected from the group consisting of an alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, a cycloalkyl group having 3 to 20 carbon atoms, an aryl group having 6 to 20 carbon atoms, an arylalkyl group having 7 to 20 carbon atoms, and an alkylaryl group having 7 to 20 carbon atoms;
R1 and R2 are each independently selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, an alkenyl group having 2 to 20 carbon atoms, a haloalkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, a cycloalkyl group having 3 to 20 carbon atoms, an aryl group having 6 to 20 carbon atoms, an arylalkyl group having 7 to 20 carbon atoms, an alkylaryl group having 7 to 20 carbon atoms, and combinations thereof, or R1 and R2 are linked to each other to form an aliphatic ring having 3 to 20 carbon atoms or an aromatic ring having 6 to 20 carbon atoms;
R3 to R8 are each independently selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen atom, a halogen group, an alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, an alkenyl group having 2 to 20 carbon atoms, a cycloalkyl group having 3 to 20 carbon atoms, an aryl group having 6 to 20 carbon atoms, an arylalkyl group having 7 to 20 carbon atoms, an alkylaryl group having 7 to 20 carbon atoms, an alkoxy group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, an aryloxy group having 6 to 20 carbon atoms, a silyl group, and combinations thereof, or adjacent two or more functional groups among R3 to R8 are linked to each other to form an aliphatic ring having 3 to 20 carbon atoms or an aromatic ring having 6 to 20 carbon atoms;
R9 is selected from the group consisting of an alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, an alkenyl group having 2 to 20 carbon atoms, a cycloalkyl group having 3 to 20 carbon atoms, an aryl group having 6 to 20 carbon atoms, an arylalkyl group having 7 to 20 carbon atoms, an alkylaryl group having 7 to 20 carbon atoms, a silyl group, and a metalloid radical of a group 14 metal substituted with a hydrocarbyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms;
X1 and X2 are each independently selected from the group consisting of a halogen group, an alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, an alkenyl group having 2 to 20 carbon atoms, an aryl group having 6 to 20 carbon atoms, an alkylaryl group having 7 to 20 carbon atoms, an arylalkyl group having 7 to 20 carbon atoms, an alkylamino group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, an arylamino group having 6 to 20 carbon atoms, and an alkylidene group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms;
R, R1 to R9, X1 and X2 are each independently unsubstituted or substituted with one or more substituents selected from the group consisting of a halogen group, an alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, a haloalkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, an alkenyl group having 2 to 20 carbon atoms, an alkoxy group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, a cycloalkyl group having 3 to 20 carbon atoms, an aryl group having 6 to 20 carbon atoms, an arylalkyl group having 7 to 20 carbon atoms, an alkylaryl group having 7 to 20 carbon atoms, and an aryloxy group having 6 to 20 carbon atoms; and
n is an integer of 1 or 2, and when n is an integer of 2, two R9s are the same as or different from each other.

US Pat. No. 10,336,841

SELF SUPPORTED PHOSPHINIMINE CATALYST

NOVA Chemicals (Internati...

1. A spherical self supported single site catalyst having a diameter from 5 to 200 ?m comprising a catalyst of the formula
wherein M is a transition metal selected from Ti, Hf and Zr; PI is a phosphinimine ligands of the formula:

wherein each R21 is independently selected from a hydrogen atom; a halogen atom; C1-20, hydrocarbyl radicals which are unsubstituted by or further substituted by a halogen atom; a C1-8 alkoxy radical; a C6-10 aryl or aryloxy radical; an amido radical; a silyl radical of the formula:
—Si—(R22)3
wherein each R22 is independently selected from hydrogen, a Ci-8 alkyl or alkoxy radical, and C6-10 aryl or aryloxy radicals; and a germanyl radical of the formula:
—Ge—(R22)3
wherein R22 is as defined above;
L is a monoanionic ligand selected from a cyclopentadienyl ligand which is substituted by up to three C1-6 linear, branched, cyclic or aromatic hydrocarbons which are unsubstituted or up to fully substituted by fluorine atoms; and
Y is independently selected from a halogen atom, C1-4 alkyl radicals, C6-20 aryl radicals, C7-12 arylalkyl radicals, C6-10 phenoxy radicals, amido radicals which is optionally substituted by up to two C1-4 alkyl radicals and C1-4 alkoxy radicals; m is 1 or 2; n is 0 or 1; p is an integer and the sum of m+n+p equals the valence state of M;
supported on an activator of the formula:
R122AlO(R12AlO)qAlR122
wherein each R12 is independently selected from C1-20 hydrocarbyl radicals and q is from 3 to 50 to provide a molar ratio of A1 from the activator to M from the catalyst from 5:1 to 90:1.

US Pat. No. 10,336,838

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING OLEFIN POLYMER AND OLEFIN POLYMER

MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC., ...

1. A 4-methyl-1-pentene polymer fulfilling the following requirements (a) to (c):(a) the amount of constituent units derived from 4-methyl-1-pentene is 100 to 80 mol %, and the amount of constituent units derived from at least one selected from olefins having 2 to 30 carbon atoms (except 4-methyl-1-pentene) is 0 to 20 mol %;
(b) the meso diad fraction (m) as measured by 13C-NMR is 98.5% to 100%; and
(c) the heat of fusion ?Hm (unit: J/g) and the melting point Tm (unit: ° C.) as measured by Differential Scanning calorimetry (DSC) fulfill the following relation (1):
?Hm?0.5×Tm?76.  Relation (1):

US Pat. No. 10,336,829

INTRACELLULAR DELIVERY COMPOUNDS

Sorrento Therapeutics, In...

1. A compound having the Formula I:wherein,each Ba is independently selected from adenine (A), guanine (G), cytosine (C), and thymine (T);
X is O or S;
each R1 is independently selected from hydrogen and (C1-C6)alkyl substituted with a fluorophore;
q is an integer from 12 to 35;
r is an integer from 1 to 10;
t is an integer from 1 to 10;
L is —CH2—R2—*;
R2 is —(C1-C6)alkyl substituted with 1 or 2 groups selected from —C(?O)NRa, —NRaC(?O)Rb, —NRaC(?O)Rd, ?NORe, —NRa, —NRaRb, —ORb, —S(O)kRb, —NRaS(O)2Rb, —S(O)2NRaRb, —S(O)2NRa, —C(?O)ORb, —OC(?O)ORb, —OC(?O)Rb, —C(?O)NRaRb, —NRaC(?O)Rb, —NRaC(?O)ORb, —OC(?O)NRaRb, phenyl, —OC(?O)NRa, —NRaC(?O)NRaRb, —NRaC(?O)NRa, —NRa(C?S)NRaRb, —NRa(C?S)NRa, and —C(?O)Rb;
k is 0, 1, or 2;
each Ra is independently hydrogen or (C1-C6)alkyl optionally substituted with Rf;
each Rb is independently (C1-C6)alkyl optionally substituted with Rf or —C(?O)Rf;
Rd is —[(C1-C6)alkyl-O—(C1-C6)alkyl]vC(?O)NH;
Re is —[(C1-C6)alkyl-O—(C1-C6)alkyl]pC(?O);
each Rf is independently
wherein the wavy bond indicates the point of attachment to the (C1-C6)alkyl defined by Ra, or the (C1-C6)alkyl or carbonyl each defined by Rb;Rg is (C1-C6)alkyl or —[(C1-C6)alkyl-O—(C1-C6)alkyl]wC(?O)NH;
ring A is
wherein the dashed bonds indicate the points of attachment to the triazolyl of Rf, and the wavy bond indicates the point of attachment to the (C1-C6)alkyl defined by Ra, or the (C1-C6)alkyl or carbonyl each defined by Rb;p is an integer from 1 to 10;
v is an integer from 1 to 10;
w is an integer from 2 to 12;
* indicates the point of attachment to AT; and
AT is an antibody.

US Pat. No. 10,336,792

ANTIMICROBIAL PEPTIDE DENDRIMERS

UNIVERSITAT BERN, Bern (...

1. A method of antibacterial treatment, comprising administering to a subject in need thereof, a peptide dendrimer described by a general formulaX—(B2-[Y2]s-D1)2-B1Z, wherein
X is
(D2)4, or
(D3)8-(B3-[Y3]r-D2)4,and whereineach Y (Y2 and Y3) independently from any other Y is a linkage moiety di- or tripetide H-Cys or CH-Cys linked to the N-terminus of the C-terminally neighboring amino acid in D through a thioether moiety exemplified by the formula

wherein the sulfur atom belongs to the cysteine and the amino group constitutes the N-terminus of the neighboring amino acid in D, wherein the C-terminus of cysteine is a carboxamide,
r and s is 0 or 1;
Z is a central moiety;
each B (B1, B2, and B3) independently from any other B denotes a diaminoalkylcarboxylic acid moiety described by the general formula: CnH2n-1(NH2)2CO— wherein n is a number between 2 and 10,
each D (D1, D2, and D3) independently from any other D is
i) a dipeptide CH, HC, CC or HH, or
ii) a tripeptide HCH, HHC, CHH, CCH, CHC, HCC, HHH or CCC wherein
H is any amino acid comprising a hydrophobic side chain, and
C is any amino acid comprising a cationic side chain,
thereby providing antibacterial treatment to the subject.

US Pat. No. 10,336,784

METHODS FOR MODULAR SYNTHESIS OF N-GLYCANS AND ARRAYS THEREOF

ACADEMIA SINICA, Taipei ...

1. A method of preparation of a compound having the general formula:
wherein, each of R2, R3, R4, R1?, R2?, and R3? is independently selected from —H, benzyl (Bn), acetyl (Ac), benzoyl (Bz), or independently selected from a sugar moiety selected from:

wherein at least one of R2, R3, R4, R1?, R2?, and R3? is one of said sugar moieties,
wherein, each of R5, R6, R7, R8, R9 R10, and R12 is independently selected from —H, benzyl (Bn), acetyl (Ac), or benzoyl (Bz);
R11 is selected from —H, Me (methyl) or Et (ethyl);
R13 is selected from —H, benzyl (Bn), acetyl (Ac), benzoyl (Bz), or:

X is —OR14 or an anomeric leaving group;
wherein, R14 is selected from H, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, unsubstituted aryl, substituted aryl; benzyl (Bn), para-methoxy benzyl ether (PMB), methoxy phenyl ether (PMP), or allyl ether (allyl);
Y is —NHR16; and R16 is acetyl (Ac),
wherein the method comprises the stepwise enzymatic extension on a hydroxyl group of a compound having the structure of formula (III):

wherein,
each of R1? and R2? is independently selected from —H, acetyl (Ac), or benzoyl (Bz);
X? is —OR3? and R3? is selected from —H, benzyl (Bn), para-methoxy benzyl ether (PMB), methoxy phenyl ether (PMP), or allyl ether (allyl);
wherein the enzymes to enzymatically extend the compounds of formula (III) are independently selected from the group consisting of ? (1?2) Fucosyltransferase, ? (1?3) N-acetyl glucosamine transferase, and ? (2?3) sialyltransferase.

US Pat. No. 10,336,778

PRODRUGS OF GLUTAMINE ANALOGS

The Johns Hopkins Univers...

1. A compound selected from the group consisting of:

US Pat. No. 10,336,776

INVERT EMULSIONS MADE WITH NON-PEG CONTAINING SILICONE BASED POLYHYDRIC EMULSIFIERS

SILTECH CORP, Toronto, O...

1. A silicone emulsifier having the following structure:
wherein;
x is an integer ranging from 1 to 100;
y is an integer ranging from 1 to 50;
z is an integer ranging from 1 to 50;
o is an integer ranging from 1 to 21;
G is selected from the group consisting of CH3; OH and mixtures thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,336,775

GLYCOSIDASE INHIBITORS

Asceneuron SA, Lausanne ...

1. A compound, N-(5-(4-(1-(Benzo[d][1,3]dioxol-5-yl)ethyl)piperazin-1-yl)-1,3,4-thiadiazol-2-yl)acetamide, which is:or any of its tautomers, enantiomers or mixtures thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,336,770

PHOSPHOINOSITIDE 3-KINASE INHIBITORS WITH A ZINC BINDING MOIETY

Curis, Inc., Lexington, ...

1. A compound represented by formula (II);or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,wherein represents a single or double bond;
X and Y are independently CR1, N(R8), S or O , wherein when one of X and Y is CR1, the other is N(R8), S or O;
R1 is selected from hydrogen, hydroxy, amino, halogen, alkoxy, alkylamino, dialkylamino, CF3, CN, NO2, sulfonyl, acyl, aliphatic, substituted aliphatic, aryl, substituted aryl, heteroaryl, substituted heteroaryl, heterocyclic, and substituted heterocyclic;
G1 is O;
G2 is substituted or unsubstituted aryl, substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl or, substituted or unsubstituted heterocyclic;
each R8 is independently hydrogen, acyl, aliphatic or substituted aliphatic;
B is a linker; and
C is

 wherein R33 is hydrogen.

US Pat. No. 10,336,760

INHIBITORS OF CYCLIN-DEPENDENT KINASE 7 (CDK7)

SYROS PHARMACEUTICALS, IN...

1. A compound having the structural formula (IIIc):or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein:R2 is —C(O)—;
Q is
wherein “1” represents a point of attachment to R2;R3 is a bond, optionally substituted —CH2—, optionally substituted —NH—, —C(O), —N(CH3)—, or optionally substituted —CH(CH3)—;
Z is a monocyclic or bicyclic aryl, carbocyclyl, heterocyclyl, or heteroaryl, wherein Z is optionally substituted;
R4 is
wherein L3 is a bond, an optionally substituted C1-C7 alkylene, or an optionally substituted C2-C7 alkenylene or alkynylene, wherein one or more methylene units of the alkylene, alkenylene or alkynylene are optionally and independently replaced with —O—, —S—, —S(O)—, —S(O)2, —N— or —N(R6)—;Y is O, S, or N(R6);
each R6 is independently selected from hydrogen and optionally substituted —C1-C6 alkyl; and
each of RE1, RE2 and RE3 is independently selected from hydrogen, halogen, optionally substituted alkyl, optionally substituted alkenyl, optionally substituted alkynyl, optionally substituted carbocyclyl, optionally substituted heterocyclyl, optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted heteroaryl, —CH2OR9, —CH2N(R9)2, —CH2SR9, —CN, —OR9, —N(R9)2, and —SR9, wherein each occurrence of R9 is independently selected from hydrogen, optionally substituted alkyl, optionally substituted alkenyl, optionally substituted alkynyl, optionally substituted carbocyclyl, optionally substituted heterocyclyl, optionally substituted aryl, and optionally substituted heteroaryl, or
RE1 and RE3, or RE2 and RE3, or RE1 and RE2 are joined to form an optionally substituted carbocyclic or optionally substituted heterocyclic ring.

US Pat. No. 10,336,755

FUSED PYRAZOLE DERIVATIVES, PREPARATION METHOD THEREOF, AND USE THEREOF IN TREATMENT OF CANCERS, INFLAMMATION AND IMMUNE DISEASES

Beijing Innocare Pharma T...

1. A compound represented by formula (I),or its tautomers, mesomers, racemates, enantiomers, diastereoisomers, mixtures thereof, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof:wherein:
A1, A2 and A3 are each independently selected from the group consisting of CR1 and N;
B1 is independently selected from the group consisting of C3-8 cyclic group, 3- to 8-membered heterocyclic group, aryl, and heteroaryl, wherein the cyclic group, heterocyclic group, aryl or heteroaryl is optionally substituted with one or more G1;
B2 is independently selected from the group consisting of H, C3-8 cyclic group, 3- to 8-membered heterocyclic group, aryl and heteroaryl, wherein the cyclic group, heterocyclic group, aryl or heteroaryl is optionally substituted with one or more G2;
L1 is independently selected from the group consisting of —C0-2 alkyl-, —CR5R6—, —C1-2 alkyl (R5)(OH)—, —C(O)—, —CR5R6O—, —OCR5R6—, —SCR5R6—, —CR5R6S—, —NR5—, —NR5C(O)—, —C(O)NR5—, —NR5CONR6—, —CF2—, —O—, —S—, —S(O)m—, —NR5S(O)2— and —S(O)2NR5—;
L2 is independently selected from the group consisting of —C0-4 alkyl-, —C(O)—, —O—, —NR7—, —NR7C(O)— and —NR7S(O)2—;
X is independently selected from the group consisting of C0-4 alkyl, C3-8 cyclic group, 3- to 8-membered heterocyclic group, aryl and heteroaryl, wherein the alkyl, cyclic group, heterocyclic group, aryl or heteroaryl is optionally substituted with one or more G3;
Y is independently selected from the group consisting of —C(O)—, —NR8C(O)—, —S(O)m— and —NR8S(O)m—;
R1 is independently selected from the group consisting of H, D, C0-4 alkyl, halogen and cyano;
bond is a double bond or a triple bond;
when bond is a double bond, R2, R3 and R4 are each independently selected from the group consisting of H, D, cyano, halogen, alkyl, cyclic group, heterocyclic group, aryl, and heteroaryl, wherein the alkyl, cyclic group, heterocyclic group, aryl or heteroaryl is optionally substituted with one or more G4; and when bond is a triple bond, R3 and R4 are absent, and R2 is independently selected from the group consisting of H, D, cyano, halogen, alkyl, cyclic group, heterocyclic group, aryl and heteroaryl, wherein the alkyl, cyclic group, heterocyclic group, aryl or heteroaryl is optionally substituted with one or more G4; wherein R3 and R2 , together with the carbon atom attached thereto, can form a ring which contains optionally a heteroatom;
R5, R6, R7 and R8 are each independently selected from the group consisting of H, D, C0-8 alkyl, C3-8 cyclic group, 3- to 8-membered heterocyclic group, aryl, and heteroaryl, wherein the alkyl, cyclic group, heterocyclic group, aryl or heteroaryl is optionally substituted with one or more G5;
G1, G2, G3, G4 and G5 are each independently selected from the group consisting of H, D, halogen, cyano, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, cyclic group, heterocyclic group, aryl, heteroaryl, —OR9, —OC(O)NR9R10, —C(O)OR10, —C(O)NR9R10, —C(O)R9, —NR9R10, —NR9C(O)R10, —NR9C(O)NR10R11, —S(O)mR10 and —NR9S(O)mR10, wherein the alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, cyclic group, heterocyclic group, aryl or heteroaryl is optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from the group consisting of D, halogen, cyano, C1-8 alkyl, C3-8 cycloalkyl, 3- to 8-membered heterocyclic group, —OR12, —OC(O)NR12R13, —C(O)OR12, —C(O)NR12R13, —C(O)R12, —NR12R13, —NR12C(O)R13, —NR12C(O)NR13R14, —S(O)mR12, and —NR12S(O)mR13;
R9, R10, R11, R12, R13 and R14 are each independently selected from the group consisting of H, C1-6 alkyl, C1-C6 heteroalkyl, C3-8 cycloalkyl, 3- to 8-membered monocyclic heterocyclic group, monocyclic heteroaryl and monocyclic aryl; and
m is 1 or 2.

US Pat. No. 10,336,752

TYK2 INHIBITORS, USES, AND METHODS FOR PRODUCTION THEREOF

Nimbus Lakshmi, Inc., Ca...

3. The mesylate salt of the compound of claim 2.

US Pat. No. 10,336,750

COMPOSITION AND METHODS FOR THE TREATMENT OF CAMKK2-MEDIATED DISORDERS

Duke University, Durham,...

1. A method of modulating CaMKK2 in a subject comprising administering to the subject an effective amount of a compound comprising the Formula (I):
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, solvate, hydrate, or derivative thereof,
wherein R1 and R2 are Hydrogen (H), and R3 is selected from the group consisting of

US Pat. No. 10,336,738

COMPOUNDS THAT MODULATE INTRACELLULAR CALCIUM

CALCIMEDICA, INC., La Jo...

1. A compound having the structure of Formula (I):
wherein:
R1 is

X is S, O, or NRS;
Y is independently selected from CR10 or N;
R2 is aryl, heteroaryl, fused aryl or fused heteroaryl; wherein aryl, heteroaryl, fused aryl or fused heteroaryl is optionally substituted with at least one R3;
R3 is independently selected from the group consisting of H, F, D, Cl, Br, I, —CN, —NO2, —OH, —CF3, —OCF3, —OR5, optionally substituted C1-C6alkyl, optionally substituted C3-C8cycloalkyl, optionally substituted C1-C6heteroalkyl, C1-C6haloalkyl, optionally substituted C2-C8heterocycloalkyl, optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted O-aryl, and optionally substituted heteroaryl;
R5 is selected from the group consisting of H, C1-C6alkyl, C1-C6haloalkyl, C3-C8cycloalkyl, phenyl, and benzyl; and
R9 and R10 are each independently selected from H, D, optionally substituted C1-C6alkyl, halogen, C1-C6 alkylcarbonyl, or CF3;
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, pharmaceutically acceptable solvate, or pharmaceutically acceptable prodrug thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,336,731

SUBSTITUTED 1H-INDOLE-2-CARBOXAMIDE COMPOUNDS AS INDOLEAMINE-2,3-DIOXYGENASE INHIBITORS

Iomet Pharma Ltd., (GB)

1. A compound of formula (I), or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof:
wherein R2 is selected from Cl, —Br and —CN;
R1 and R4 are independently selected from —H and —F;
R631, R632, R641 and R642 are independently selected from —H, —F and C1-C3 alkyl;
R651 and R652 are independently selected from —H, and C1-C3 alkyl; and
wherein at least one of R631, R632, R641, and R642 is not —H.

US Pat. No. 10,336,729

4-CYANO-BENZYL CARBAMIMIDOYLCARBAMATE DERIVATIVES AND THEIR USE AS AOC3 INHIBITORS

Boehringer Ingelheim Inte...

1. A compound of formula (I)
wherein
R1 is H or halogen;
R2 is H or halogen;
R3 is H or halogen;
with the proviso that not more than one of R1, R2 and R3 is halogen;
A is selected from the group consisting of:

R4 is selected from the group consisting of: pyrrolidinyl, piperidinyl, piperazinyl, tetrahydropyranyl, oxazolidinyl, C3-8-cycloalkyl, phenyl, pyridinyl, pyrazinyl, pyridazinyl, pyrimidinyl, [1,3,5]triazinyl, triazolyl, thiazolyl, imidazo[1,2-a]pyridin-2-yl, oxazolyl and oxadiazolyl,
wherein each R4 is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently of each other selected from the group consisting of halogen, OH, CO2H, CN, CF3, C1-3-alkyl, C1-3-alkyl-O—, (RN)2N—, C1-3-alkyl-C(?O)—, C1-4-alkyl-O—C(?O)—, (RN)2N—C(?O)—, (RN)2N—C1-3-alkyl-, C3-6-cycloalkyl-C1-3-alkyl-O—, C1-3-alkyl-SO2—, (RN)2N—SO2— and C1-3-alkyl-C(?O)—(RN)N—C1-3-alkyl-; and
wherein a —CH2— group of the pyrrolidinyl, oxazolidinyl, piperidinyl or piperazinyl group of R4 is optionally replaced with a —C(?O)— group;
RN is H or C1-4-alkyl;
R5 is CN or OH;
or, R4 and R5 groups together with the carbon atom, to which they are attached, may form the following group:
wherein each of the above-mentioned alkyl and —O-alkyl groups may be linear or branched and are optionally substituted by one or more F;or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,336,725

CHEMICAL COMPOUNDS

AstraZeneca AB, Sodertal...

1. A method of treating an epithelial sodium channel (ENaC) mediated disease state in a mammal suffering from, or at risk of, said disease, which comprises administering to the mammal in need of such treatment a therapeutically effective amount of a compound which is 3,5-diamino-6-chloro-N—((R)-3-((4-((2-(hexyl((2S,3R,4R)-2,3,4,5-tetrahydroxypentyl)amino)ethyl) carbamoyl)benzyl)amino)-2-(2-methylbenzyl)propyl)pyrazine-2-carboxamide having the below formula:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,336,723

INHIBITORS OF TRKA KINASE

GVK BIOSCIENCES PRIVATE L...

1. A compound of Formula I:
or stereoisomers, tautomers, or pharmaceutically acceptable salts, isotopologues, solvates, or prodrugs thereof, wherein:
Ra and Rb are each independently selected from H, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, haloalkyl, halogen, hydroxy, hydroxyalkyl, alkoxy, haloalkoxy, optionally substituted phenyl, optionally substituted 5-6 membered aromatic ring having 1-3 heteroatoms selected from O, N, and S or Ra and Rb together forms carbonyl group, optionally substituted phenyl which is further optionally substituted with a halogen;
Rc and Rd is H, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, haloalkyl, hydroxy, alkoxy, haloalkoxy, optionally substituted phenyl, optionally substituted 5-6 membered aromatic ring having 1-3 heteroatoms selected from O, N, or S or Rc and Rd together form a ring (4-6 membered) with or without a hetero atom;
R1 is alkenyl, alkynyl, haloalkyl, hydroxy, alkoxy, haloalkoxy, (1-3C alkoxy)(1-3C)alkyl, (1-4C alkoxycarbonyl) (1-6Calkyl), mono, di, tri halo(1-4C alkyl), alkoxy (1-3C) carbonyl, (1-3C alkyl)aminocarbonyl, cyano(1-3C alkyl), (1-3C haloalkoxy)(1-3C)alkyl, 3-6 membered heterocyclic ring with one or more heteroatom selected from O, N or S and optionally substituted with one or more substituents independently selected from H, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, haloalkyl, halogen, hydroxy, alkoxy, haloalkoxy, nitro or amino, a 9-10 membered bicyclic heteroaryl having 1-3 ring nitrogen atoms;
R2 and R3 are independently selected from H, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, isopropyl, tert butyl, haloalkyl, halogen, hydroxy, alkoxy, haloalkoxy, optionally substituted phenyl, or optionally substituted 5-6 membered aromatic ring having 1-3 heteroatoms selected from O, N, or S with the provision that R2 and R3 cannot be hydrogen atoms at the same time;
L is a NR?C(O)N(R?) wherein each R? is independently selected from H or alkyl;Het-Ar ring is selected from the group consisting of H1A-H1G;
R4 and R5 are each independently selected from the group consisting of H, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, isopropyl, tert-butyl, haloalkyl, halogen, mono, di, tri halo(1-4C alkyl)hydroxy, alkoxy, haloalkoxy, cyano, cycloalkyl(3-7 carbon), optionally substituted phenyl, optionally substituted 5-6 membered heterocyclic ring having 1-3 heteroatoms selected from O, N, or S or 3-6 membered carbocyclic ring having one or more heteroatom selected from O, N or S, —NH2, —N(H)(alkyl), —N(alkyl)2, —N(H)C(O)alkyl, —N(alkyl)C(O)alkyl, —N(H)C(O)O alkyl, —N(alkyl)C(O)Oalkyl, —N(H)SO2(alkyl), —N(alkyl)SO2(alkyl), —C(O)alkyl, —C(O)OH, —(O)Oalkyl, —C(O)NH2, —C(O)N(H)(alkyl), —C(O)N(alkyl)2, —S(alkyl), —S(O)alkyl, —S(O)2alkyl, —S(O)2N(H)2, —S(O)2N(H)(alkyl) and —S(O)2N(alkyl)2.

US Pat. No. 10,336,712

COMPOUND FOR ENHANCING THE COUPLING DEGREE OF COMPLEX TRPV4-KCA2.3 AND ANTI-HYPERTENSION APPLICATIONS THEREOF

JIANGNAN UNIVERSITY, Wux...

1. A preparation method of a compound for enhancing the space coupling degree of an endothelial cell ion channel complex TRPV4-KCa2.3, wherein structural domains of interacting sites of the endothelial cell ion channel complex TRPV4-KCa2.3 are structural domain AR2 of protein TRPV4 and structural domain 17C of protein KCa2.3 and the compound is represented by structure formula (1):
the method comprising:
providing propane diamine with t-butyloxycarboryl to protect a single amino first:

an exposed amino reacting with diphenylacetyl chloride to generate an amide:

removing a t-butyloxycarboryl protection from the amide under an acidic condition:

a compound obtained after removing the t-butyloxycarboryl protection performing an amino-ester exchange with 4-quinazolone-2-carboxylic acid ethyl ester to obtain a target compound:

US Pat. No. 10,336,703

PROCESS FOR THE SYNTHESIS OF IVACAFTOR AND RELATED COMPOUNDS

Council of Scientific and...

1. A one pot process for the preparation of compounds of formula (I) and formula (II);wherein, Ar1 is a 5-6 membered aromatic/hetero aromatic ring, which could be further substituted by alkyl, aryl, hetero aryl and having 0-4 heteroatoms independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, or sulfur, wherein said ring is optionally fused to a 5-12 membered monocyclic or bicyclic, aromatic, partially unsaturated, or saturated ring, wherein each ring contains 0-4 heteroatoms independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, or sulfur, wherein Ar1 has m substituents, each selected independently from —WRW; W is a bond or is an optionally substituted C1-C6 alkylidene chain wherein up to two methylene units of W are optionally and independently replaced by —CO—, —CS—, —COCO—, —CONR?—, —CONR?NR?—, —CO2—, —OCO—, —NR?CO2—, —O—, —NR?CONR?—, OCONR?, —NRTSIR?, —NR?NR?CO—, —NR?CO—, —S—, —SO, —SO2—, —NR?—, —SO2NR?—, NR?SO2—, or —NR?SO2NR?—; RW is independently R?, halo, NO2, CN, CF3, or OCF3; m is 0-5; each of R1, R2, R3, R4, and R5 is hydrogen, —X—RX; X is a bond or is an optionally substituted C1-C6 alkylidene chain wherein up to two methylene units of X are optionally and independently replaced by —CO—, —CS—, —COCO—, —CONR?—, —CONR?NR?—, —CO2—, —OCO—, —NR?CO2—, —O—, —NR?CONR?—, —OCONR?—, —NRTSIR?, —NR?NR?CO—, —NR?CO—, —S—, —SO, —SO2—, —NR?—, —SO2NR?—, NR?SO2—, or —NR?SO2NR?—; RX is independently R?, halo, NO2, CN, CF3, or OCF3; R6 is hydrogen, CF3, —OR?, —SR?, or an optionally substituted C1-6 aliphatic group; R7, R8 is hydrogen or a C1-6 aliphatic group optionally substituted with —X—RX; R? is independently selected from hydrogen or an optionally substituted group selected from a C1-C8 aliphatic group, a 3-8-membered saturated, partially unsaturated, or fully unsaturated monocyclic ring having 0-3 heteroatoms independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, or sulfur, or an 8-12 membered saturated, partially unsaturated, or fully unsaturated bicyclic ring system having 0-5 heteroatoms independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, or sulfur; or two occurrences of R? are taken together with the atom(s) to which they are bound to form an optionally substituted 3-12 membered saturated, partially unsaturated, or fully unsaturated monocyclic or bicyclic ring having 0-4 heteroatoms independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, or sulfur; its tautomers or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof comprising the steps of;a) coupling indole acetic acid with corresponding amines using suitable coupling agent to obtain indole amides;
b) oxidizing indole amides of step (a) using suitable oxidizing agent followed by treatment with base to obtain desired quinolone carboxamides with 40 to 65% yield, wherein the base is an organic base selected from pyridine, 2,6-lutidine, DMAP (4-dimethylaminopyridine), Et3N (triethylamine), DIPEA (N,N-diisopropyl ethyl amine), N,N-dimethylaniline, DBN (1,5-diazabicyclo(4.3.0)non-5-ene), DABCO (1,4-diazabicyclo[2.2.2]octane) and DBU (1,8-diazabicycloundec-7-ene) or mixture thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,336,655

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING SHAPED BODIES OF CARBON FIBER REINFORCED CARBON

SGL Carbon SE, Wiesbaden...

1. A process for producing shaped bodies having a carbon matrix reinforced with carbon fiber bundles, the process comprising the following steps:producing or providing bundles of parallel carbon fibers held together by a dimensionally stable cured, carbonizable binder, with the bundles having a specifically set, defined uniform length, width and thickness;
producing a molding composition by mixing the fiber bundles, a carbonizable matrix former and optional auxiliaries;
producing a green body being close to a final shape by pressing the molding composition in a mold being close to the final shape at elevated temperature with curing of the carbonizable matrix former,
and
densifying the carbonized shaped body by deposition of a carbon matrix in a chemical vapor infiltration (CVI) process.

US Pat. No. 10,336,632

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR USE OF WATER WITH SWITCHABLE IONIC STRENGTH

Greencentre Canada, King...

1. A system for modulating an osmotic gradient across a membrane comprising:a switchable water comprising water and an additive switchable between a first form and a second form, wherein said second form of the additive is water-miscible or water soluble and includes at least one ionized functional group that is neutral in said first form of the additive, such that switching the additive from the first form to the second form increases the ionic strength of the switchable water;
wherein the additive is a polymer, and wherein the at least one functional group is an amine;
a source of an ionizing trigger, wherein the ionizing trigger ionizes the at least one functional group in the additive and thereby increases the ionic strength of the switchable water; and
a semi-permeable membrane that is selectively permeable for water, wherein the switchable water contacts a first side of the semi-permeable membrane, and a feed stream contacts a second side of the semi-permeable membrane;
wherein the system modulates the osmotic gradient across said membrane via modulating the ionic strength of the switchable water.

US Pat. No. 10,336,631

WASTEWATER TREATMENT METHOD AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT APPARATUS

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A wastewater treatment method of treating wastewater including -2-valent selenium, 0-valent selenium, 4-valent selenium, and 6-valent selenium, the method including the steps:a removing step of removing -2-valent selenium included in the wastewater by using silver chloride as a remover which is generated by reacting hydrochloric acid with a silver nitrate while the wastewater is supplied with outside air to remove volatile substances from the wastewater, in an aeration tank;
a reducing step of reducing the 6-valent selenium included in the wastewater into at least one of 0-valent selenium and 4-valent selenium by using ferrous chloride as a reductant after the removing step, in a reaction tank; and
a coprecipitation treatment step of separating the 0-valent selenium and the 4-valent selenium which remain or are reduced in the wastewater from the wastewater by coprecipitation with iron hydroxide by using ferric chloride as a coprecipitation agent after the reducing step, in a deposition tank.

US Pat. No. 10,336,627

INFUSION APPARATUS

Helen of Troy Limited, S...

1. A water filter and infusion apparatus comprising:a housing including a reservoir;
an unfiltered water pour tray disposed at least partially within the housing, the unfiltered water pour tray having a bottom wall and an opening disposed through the bottom wall;
a filter cartridge, a portion of which extends partially through the opening and below the bottom wall of the pour tray; and
an infuser having an infuser reservoir, a plurality of apertures disposed within the infuser, and a connector removably connecting the infuser to the filter cartridge.

US Pat. No. 10,336,626

NICKEL COBALT COMPLEX HYDROXIDE PARTICLES AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME, POSITIVE ELECTRODE ACTIVE MATERIAL FOR NON-AQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERY AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME, AND NON-AQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERY

NICHIA CORPORATION, Anan...

1. A method for producing a nickel cobalt complex hydroxide represented by a general formula: Ni1-x-yCoxMnyMz(OH)2+a, wherein 0.10?x?0.35, 0 after the first crystallization, second crystallization of further supplying to the reaction container containing the first complex hydroxide particles a solution containing nickel ion, cobalt ion, and manganese ion, a solution of a complex ion forming agent, a basic solution, and a solution containing said element M separately and simultaneously to crystallize a second complex hydroxide particles containing nickel, cobalt, manganese and said element M on the first complex hydroxide particles;
wherein assuming that a total molar amount of nickel, cobalt and manganese supplied in the first crystallization is MOL(1) and that a total molar amount of nickel, cobalt and manganese supplied in the second crystallization is MOL(2), MOL(1) and MOL(2) satisfy an inequality of 0.30?MOL(1)/{MOL(1)+MOL(2)}<0.95.

US Pat. No. 10,336,624

METHOD OF PRODUCING HIGH-PLURALITY LITHIUM CARBONATE BY CONTROLLING PARTICLE SIZE, PARTICLE SIZE DISTRIBUTION, AND PARTICLE SHAPE

KANGWON NATIONAL UNIVERSI...

1. A method of producing high-purity lithium carbonate from low-purity crude lithium carbonate by controlling a particle size, a particle size distribution, and a particle shape, the method comprising steps of:(a) producing crude lithium carbonate slurry by mixing low-purity crude lithium carbonate having a polycrystalline state and a size of 20 to 200 ?m with water;
(b) carbonating and dissolving the crude lithium carbonate slurry;
(c) performing primary solid-liquid separation for the carbonated crude lithium carbonate slurry to obtain a filtrate;
(d) adding soluble barium salts to the filtrate obtained in the primary solid-liquid separation to deposit barium sulfate;
(e) performing secondary solid-liquid separation for the filtrate containing the deposited barium sulfate to obtain a filtrate;
(f) mixing lithium carbonate seed crystals with the filtrate obtained from the secondary solid-liquid separation and precipitating lithium carbonate dissolved in the filtrate on surfaces of the lithium carbonate seed crystals to produce high-purity lithium carbonate slurry containing high-purity lithium carbonate; and
(g) carbonating the high-purity lithium carbonate slurry to produce high-purity lithium carbonate.

US Pat. No. 10,336,622

CRYSTALLINE METALLOPHOSPHATES, THEIR METHOD OF PREPARATION, AND USE

UOP LLC, Des Plaines, IL...


US Pat. No. 10,336,614

HYDROGEN SULFIDE PRODUCTION PROCESS AND RELATED REACTOR VESSELS

Chevron Phillips Chemical...

1. A H2S production process comprising:(i) controlling a reaction chamber containing liquid sulfur at a start-up temperature above the melting point of sulfur with an external heating system comprising a heated reactor conduit conductively and removably attached to an exterior surface of the reaction chamber;
(ii) adding liquid sulfur to the reaction chamber to a level sufficient to immerse an internal heating system positioned within the reaction chamber;
(iii) engaging the internal heating system to reach and maintain an operating temperature of the liquid sulfur of at least about 300° C.;
(iv) adding a hydrogen-containing gas into the liquid sulfur and reacting to produce H2S; and
(v) optionally, discontinuing the operation of the external heating system.

US Pat. No. 10,336,612

OZONE GENERATOR UNIT AND SYSTEM

Xylem Europe GmbH, Schaf...

19. An ozone generator system comprising:at least one ozone generator unit, the at least one ozone generator unit comprising:
a housing comprising:
a first half having a first recess; and
a second half having a second recess, wherein the first half is coupled to the second half, and the first recess and the second recess form a main chamber within the housing; and
an inlet and an outlet in the housing and extending to the main chamber; wherein
a first dielectric disc is arranged within the first recess, the first dielectric disc extending along and being in contact with an entirety of an inner surface of the first half of the housing;
a second dielectric disc is arranged within the second recess, the second dielectric disc extending along and being in contact with an entirety of an inner surface of the second half of the housing, wherein the first dielectric disc has a gas passage;
a high voltage electrode having a gas passage is fluidically coupled with the gas passage of the first dielectric and is arranged in the main chamber between the first dielectric disc and the second dielectric disc,
a first spacer is positioned to space the high voltage electrode apart from the first dielectric disc to form a first gas chamber between the high voltage electrode and the first dielectric disc, the first gas chamber extending along a length between a first end of the high voltage electrode and a second end of the high voltage electrode; and
a second spacer is positioned to space the high voltage electrode apart from the second dielectric disc to form a second gas chamber between the high voltage electrode and the second dielectric disc, the second gas chamber extending along a length between the first end and the second end of the high voltage electrode, and
wherein the gas passage of the high voltage electrode and the gas passage of the first dielectric disc fluidically couple the first gas chamber and the second gas chamber;
a first bracket attached to the inlet of each of the at least one ozone generator units;
a second bracket attached to the outlet of each of the at least one ozone generator units;
at least one control circuit associated with each of the at least one ozone generator units; and
at least one fan arranged in front of an outer surface of each of the at least one ozone generator units.

US Pat. No. 10,336,611

SINGLE WALL CARBON NANOTUBE PURIFICATION PROCESS AND IMPROVED SINGLE WALL CARBON NANOTUBES

Technology Acquisition Gr...

1. A method for purifying single wall carbon nanotubes comprising:passing an oxidizing gas into contact with catalyst material carrying single wall carbon nanotubes, said single wall carbon nanotubes having a terminal end cap; and,
oxidizing the carbon atoms of said terminal end cap by continuing to pass said oxidizing gas into contact with the catalyst carrying the single wall carbon nanotubes for a period of time and at a temperature sufficient to oxidize the carbon atoms forming the terminal end cap without damaging the sidewalls of said single wall carbon nanotubes.

US Pat. No. 10,336,605

MICRO ELECTRO MECHANICAL SYSTEMS SENSOR

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...

1. A MEMS sensor, comprising:a mass body;
a support part floatably supporting the mass body; and
a flexible beam having one end connected to the mass body and another end connected to the support part,
wherein one of the ends of the flexible beam extends into an intermediate portion of an opening in a connection part having an arcuate contour, and
wherein the connection part is formed at a terminal end of the flexible beam.

US Pat. No. 10,336,600

LOCKING AND EMPTYING SYSTEM OF REFILL CARTRIDGE CONTAINING NUTRIENTS OR CHEMICALS

1. A locking and emptying system of a refill cartridge (1) containing nutrients or chemicals, said locking and emptying system comprising at least one receiving socket (2) for locking and emptying the refill cartridge (1), in every said receiving socket (2) a locking mechanism of the refill cartridge (1), discharge means of the refill cartridge (1) and control means of the locking and empting system and for the refill cartridge (1) a emptying container (3), characterized in thatin the vicinity of the insertion end of the refill cartridge (1) to be inserted into the receiving socket of an upper face (4) of the refill cartridge (1) comprises a locking depression (5);
the locking mechanism in the receiving socket (2) comprises a lever mechanism (6) operable by an end face (11) of the refill cartridge (1), said lever mechanism (6) comprising four mutually rigidly connected parts (7, 8, 9, 10) having mainly parallel longitudinal axes, said longitudinal axes are crosswise to the insertion direction of the refill cartridge (1);
where in the receiving socket (2) first part (7) of the lever mechanism (6) is placed rotatably around the longitudinal axis of second part (8) together with third part (9) and fourth part (10) and
where said first part (7), third part (9) and fourth part (10) are biased to rotate around the longitudinal axis of said second part (8) so that said first part (7) is pressed against end face (11) of the refill cartridge (1);
where in the position where said refill cartridge (1) is inserted into the receiving socket (2) with its end thee (11), said end face (11) is pressed against the first part (7) of the lever mechanism (6), as a result said first part (7) is rotatable around the second part (8) of the lever mechanism (6) together with said third (9) and fourth part (10) of the lever mechanism (6); and
where in the position where said refill cartridge (1) is pressed completely into the receiving socket (2), said first part (7) pressed against the end face (11) of the refill cartridge (1) is rotated around the second part (8) of the lever mechanism (6) together with third part (9) and fourth part (10) of the lever mechanism (6) so that said fourth part (10) is engaged with the locking depression (5) on the upper face (4) of the refill cartridge (1) to the locked position of the refill cartridge (1) in the receiving socket (2), where said lever mechanism (6) is locked into a holding position by the third part (9).

US Pat. No. 10,336,598

PORTABLE, POD-BASED SMOOTHIE MAKER

Jooster IP AG, BielBenke...

1. An apparatus for carrying a human-consumable liquid, the apparatus comprising:a container having an inner area, wherein the container is sized to be held in the hand of a user;
a liquid inlet configured to receive liquid;
a pod holder positioned above the inner area and configured to receive and hold one or more pods, wherein the one or more pods carry contents to be mixable with the liquid; and
a carousel positioned between the inner area and the pod holder, wherein the carousel has a pod opening and a liquid opening, and wherein the carousel is selectively rotatable between at least a first position, a second position, and a third position, wherein:
in the first position, the carousel shields the pod holder and the liquid inlet from the inner area,
in the second position, the contents of a pod held in the pod holder move to the inner area of the container, and
in the third position, the carousel shields the pod holder from the inner area and provides a channel from the liquid inlet, through the liquid opening, and to the inner area to permit a liquid received through the liquid inlet to mix with the pod contents in the inner area.

US Pat. No. 10,336,597

CAPSULE-BASED ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND COMPONENTS THEREOF

Altria Client Services LL...

1. An alcoholic beverage forming apparatus operable to dispense an alcoholic beverage, the alcoholic beverage forming apparatus comprising:a capsule holder configured to receive a beverage capsule having a flavor medium in an interior thereof;
a water supply reservoir operable to supply water to a mixing manifold of the alcoholic beverage forming apparatus at a predetermined temperature;
an alcohol supply reservoir operable to supply alcohol to the mixing manifold of the alcoholic beverage forming apparatus at a predetermined temperature;
a dispenser operable to dispense the alcoholic beverage therefrom;
wherein predetermined amounts of the water and alcohol supplied to the mixing manifold are combined therein so as to form an alcoholic beverage mixture having a desired proof, temperature, and volume, and the alcoholic beverage forming apparatus is operable to supply the alcoholic beverage mixture through an outlet of the mixing manifold to an interior of the beverage capsule held in the capsule holder during use of the alcoholic beverage forming apparatus such that the alcoholic beverage mixture mixes with the flavor medium contained in the interior of the beverage capsule to form the alcoholic beverage that is dispensed from the dispenser of the alcoholic beverage forming apparatus;
a carbonated water reservoir operable to supply carbonated water to the mixing manifold of the alcoholic beverage forming apparatus to carbonate the alcoholic beverage; a consumer interface configured to receive consumer input information and a controller operable to control processes performed by the beverage forming apparatus, a data matrix scanner operable to read data of a matrix positioned on the beverage capsule containing the flavor medium wherein the data of the matrix includes recipe information for the alcoholic beverage; a lighting or sound effects component operable to provide lighting or sound effects during use of the alcoholic beverage forming apparatus; a portable power supply; a fill level sensor operable to determine a level of an alcoholic beverage that has been dispensed into a drinking vessel during operation of the alcoholic beverage forming apparatus wherein the fill level sensor is operable to stop the alcoholic beverage forming apparatus from further dispensing an alcoholic beverage if a dispensed alcoholic beverage reaches an upper opening of the drinking vessel or has filled the drinking vessel to a predetermined level; a drain below the dispenser; a mixer reservoir operable to supply a flavored mixer to the mixing manifold of the alcoholic beverage forming apparatus such that the alcoholic beverage mixture is combined with the flavored mixer in the mixing manifold to flavor the alcoholic beverage mixture before the alcoholic beverage mixture is delivered to an interior of a beverage capsule through the outlet of the mixing manifold; a credit card reader; an ID reader; and a recognition system operable to recognize the type of alcohol in the alcohol reservoir.

US Pat. No. 10,336,589

MOBILE LIFT CRANE WITH VARIABLE POSITION COUNTERWEIGHT

Manitowoc Crane Companies...

1. A method of operating a mobile lift crane, the lift crane comprising a carbody having moveable ground engaging members; a rotating bed rotatably connected to the carbody such that the rotating bed can swing with respect to the ground engaging members; a boom pivotally mounted on the rotating bed, with a hoist line extending therefrom; a mast mounted at a first end of the rotating bed; at least one rack and pinion assembly; and a moveable counterweight unit suspended from a tension member connected to the mast wherein the moveable counterweight unit is adapted to be moved to a far forward position in which the moveable counterweight is positioned forward of a rear most portion of a rear ground engaging member of the moveable ground engaging members; the method comprising:a) performing a pick, move and set operation with a load wherein the moveable counterweight unit is moved toward and away from a front portion of the rotating bed by extending and retracting the rack and pinion assembly during the pick, move and set operation to help counterbalance the load, but wherein the counterweight unit is never supported by the ground other than indirectly by the moveable ground engaging members on the carbody throughout the pick, move and set operation, and wherein the tension member moves compared to the mast as the moveable counterweight moves.

US Pat. No. 10,336,587

HOIST AND CRANE

Professor Cargo, LLC, Li...

1. A truck hoist and crane assembly comprising:a first rail and a second rail each vertically supported, and each longitudinally extending within said hoist and crane assembly, said second rail oriented substantially parallel to said first rail;
a third rail slidably engaged to said first rail and a fourth rail slidably engaged to said second rail, thereby facilitating concurrent longitudinal movement of said third and fourth rails to extend from a rear of the hoist and crane assembly, said third rail and said fourth rail juxtaposed to and parallel to said first and second rails, respectively;
a fifth rail angularly fixed to said third rail and said fourth rail, and, a sixth rail angularly fixed to said third rail and said fourth rail, said fifth rail substantially parallel to said sixth rail; and
a hoist operably fixed to said fifth and sixth rails, said hoist movable from said third rail to said fourth rail, and said hoist extendable and retractable from said first and second rails,
wherein said hoist is operable in both a lateral and longitudinal motion, and, wherein said third rail and said fourth rail are adapted to extend from said first and second rails, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,336,567

MANUFACTURING SYSTEM WITH FLAT-BED AND ROTARY DIECUTTERS AND METHOD FOR OPERATING THE MANUFACTURING SYSTEM

Gallus Stanz- und Druckma...

1. A method for operating a manufacturing system, the method comprising the following steps:providing a manufacturing system for manufacturing planar elements from a web of printing material, the manufacturing system having:
a web unwinding device configured to unwind the web of printing material,
a flat-bed unit configured for at least one of diecutting or stamping/embossing by stroking a platen of the flat-bed unit, the flat-bed unit disposed downstream of the web unwinding device and configured to be deactivated by deactivation of the stroking of the platen,
a product delivery disposed downstream of the flat-bed unit, and
at least one rotary processing module configured to process the web of printing material, the at least one rotary processing module disposed between the flat-bed unit and the product delivery, and the at least one rotary processing module including a rotary diecutting module; and
feeding the web of printing material from the flat-bed unit to the at least one rotary processing module.

US Pat. No. 10,336,561

ARTICLE LOADING FACILITY

DAIFUKU CO., LTD., Osaka...

1. An article loading facility comprising:a loading unit that loads a plurality of target articles onto one first supporting member;
a first control unit that controls the loading unit; and
a setting unit that performs an arrangement setting process to set arrangement information for each of the plurality of target articles that are to be loaded onto the first supporting member, the arrangement information indicating the orientation and the position of the corresponding target article relative to the first supporting member,
wherein:
the first control unit controls the loading unit based on the arrangement information so that the plurality of target articles are loaded onto the first supporting member according to the respective orientations and positions of the plurality of target articles indicated by the arrangement information,
the article loading facility further includes: storage units that store therein second supporting members that support the target articles on a type-by-type basis; a transport unit that transports the second supporting members from the storage units to a transfer position, and transports the second supporting members from the transfer position to the storage units; and a second control unit that controls the transport unit,
the loading unit takes out target articles that are supported by a second supporting member that is located at the transfer position, and loads the target articles onto the first supporting member,
in the arrangement setting process, the setting unit performs an arrangement order setting process to set the arrangement information that indicates an arrangement that, after all target articles of a first type have been loaded onto the first supporting member, allows all target articles of a second type, which is different from the first type, onto the first supporting member, and to set a type arrangement order that, when target articles of a plurality of types are to be loaded according to the arrangement information, indicates the order in which the plurality of types are to be arranged,
the second control unit controls the transport unit to transport the second supporting members to the transfer position according to the type arrangement order, and
the first control unit controls the loading unit to load the target articles onto the first supporting member according to the arrangement information that has been set in the arrangement setting process.

US Pat. No. 10,336,552

PROXIMITY DETECTOR

BECS TECHNOLOGY, INC., S...

9. A proximity detector comprising a sensor providing a proximity reading, the proximity detector reporting the presence of granular material near the detector, including a state selected from the group of no material present, transition, and material present,the proximity detector having a rising threshold level and a falling threshold level, wherein the falling threshold level is less than the rising threshold level,
wherein the proximity detector records a series of proximity readings over a period of time,
wherein the proximity detector enters the transition state if the variation in the readings is greater that a preselected transition value,
wherein the proximity detector enters the material present state if the final proximity reading during the period of time is below the falling threshold level, and
wherein the proximity detector enters the no material present state if the final proximity reading during the period of time is above the rising threshold level.

US Pat. No. 10,336,544

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR STORING WATER IN AN UNDERGROUND RESERVOIR AND MANAGING THE SAME

Next Tier Agribusiness, L...

20. A method for storing water in an aquifer underlying a surface crop and root zone comprising the steps of:gathering a volume of water into a surface collection system at an upper elevation;
causing the volume of water to be directed into a piping system wherein the volume of water enters an inlet hydraulically connected to the surface collection system and a first portion of the volume of water exits the piping system through a first outlet into a first porous and permeable layer of the aquifer located at a first elevation below the upper elevation; and
ascertaining a first moisture content in the first porous and permeable layer with a first moisture detector which emits a first output signal associated with the first moisture content and transmits the first output signal to a digital processor, wherein the digital processor instructs an actuated valve to close if flow of the volume of water into the root zone is detected.

US Pat. No. 10,336,540

STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL SYSTEM

Attabotics Inc., Calgary...

12. A storage system comprising:a gridded three dimensional structure comprising:
a plurality of storage cells arranged in stacks and each comprising a plurality of storage locations disposed around a central void on different respective sides thereof, each unit space being sized to accommodate a respective storage unit therein;
each stack comprising a respective group of the storage cells residing in stacked relation one over another with the central voids of said respective group of the storage cells aligned with one another to form a respective upright central shaft of said stack;
each central upright shaft being sized to accommodate the respective storage units of the respectively group of storage cells within said upright shaft to enable retrieval of said respective storage units through said upright central shaft; and
a gridded track system on which one or more storage/retrieval vehicles are conveyable to and from the upright central shafts and conveyable through said upright shafts to access the storage locations therefrom; and
at least one storage/retrieval vehicle conveyable to, from and through the upright central shafts via the gridded track system;
wherein:
the gridded track system further comprises a respective set of upright frame members standing upright within each upright shaft at perimeter boundaries thereof for cooperation with the one or more storage/retrieval vehicles guide conveyance thereof through said upright shaft;
the upright frame members are rack members with toothed-equipped edges facing inwardly of the upright shaft to engage with pinion wheels on each of the one or more storage/retrieval vehicles;
said storage/retrieval vehicle comprises a first set of pinion wheels residing on first opposing sides of the storage/retrieval vehicle and a second set of pinion wheels residing on second opposing sides of the storage/retrieval vehicle, and each rack member comprises first and second sets of rack teeth on two perpendicular inwardly-facing sides thereof for respective engagement with the first and second sets of pinion wheels; and
the storage/retrieval vehicle comprises a first set of conveyance wheels residing on the first opposing sides of the storage/retrieval vehicle for riding on X-direction rails of the gridded track system that lie in an X-direction of a reference plane thereof, and a second set of conveyance wheels residing on the second opposing sides of the storage/retrieval vehicle for riding on Y-direction rails of the gridded track system that lie in a Y-direction of the reference plane thereof, wherein the first and second sets of conveyance wheels are selectively extendable and retractable away from and toward the respective sides of the storage/retrieval vehicle, whereby retraction of the conveyance wheels causes withdrawal thereof inwardly off of the respective rails of the gridded track system to enable conveyance of the storage/retrieval vehicle through the upright central shafts, each of which resides at a respective Cartesian coordinate point of the reference plane at a respective area bound between two of the X-direction rails and two of the Y-direction rails, by engagement of the pinion wheels with the rack members.

US Pat. No. 10,336,530

DISASSEMBLEABLE CHEESE CONTAINER WITH WRAP-AROUND INTERLOCK AND INCREASED FILL VOLUME

A.R. Arena Products, Inc....

1. A disassembleable container, the container comprising a plurality of sidewalls and a plurality of endwalls, each of said sidewalls and endwalls having an interior surface defining, in-part, a volume for containing a block of cheese, wherein the container has an interlock to secure one of the sidewalls to one of the endwalls, the container being characterized by a cross section being generally perpendicular to each of the interior surfaces,in the cross section, the interlock comprising (i.) a first portion of either the one of the sidewalls or the one of the endwalls, the first portion of the one of the sidewalls or the one of the endwalls wrapping around a corner disposed where the interior surface of the one of the sidewalls and the interior surface of the one of the endwalls meet, and (ii.) a second portion of the other of the one of the sidewalls or the one of the endwalls disposed exterior to an exterior-facing surface of the first portion.

US Pat. No. 10,336,520

SINGLE-PLY, NON-CORRUGATED MATERIALS SUITABLE FOR DECORATIVE WRAPPING

THE IMAGINE GROUP, LLC, ...

1. A decorative wrap configured for wrapping around a non-decorative support of goods, the decorative wrap comprising:a rolled sheet of non-corrugated material, the sheet of non-corrugated material having a first side, a second side, a first edge, and a second edge, wherein a height of the sheet of non-corrugated material measured from the first edge to the second edge is between about 6 inches to about 16 inches, and a length of the sheet of non-corrugated material measured parallel to the first or second edge is longer than the height;
a plurality of scores formed into the first side, each score extending for at least a portion of the distance between the first edge and the second edge;
a plurality of scores formed into the second side, each score extending for at least a portion of the distance between the first edge and the second edge; and
a graphic printed on at least one of the first and second sides;
wherein the plurality of scores are formed by deformation of the non-corrugated material to impart stiffness to the non-corrugated material; and
wherein the plurality of scores are spaced to provide a plurality of scored locations at which the sheet of non-corrugated material can be selectively folded to form a corner in the non-corrugated material.

US Pat. No. 10,336,519

ELASTOMER LINED SELF-LOCKING TIE

Lock Right, LLC, West Va...

1. A self-locking tie, comprising:an elongated strap including a first surface, a second surface, a periphery, a head end, and a tapered end, the second surface opposite from the first surface, the tapered end opposite from the head end;
cavities recessed in the first surface of the elongated strap, a first cavity positioned along at least a portion of a length of the elongated strap at a location adjacent to a first side of the periphery of the elongated strap, a second cavity positioned along at least a portion of a length of the elongated strap at a location adjacent to a second side of the periphery of the elongated strap;
an elastomer segment including a pair of cavity engaging portions and a pair of extending portions, a first cavity engaging portion of the pair of cavity engaging portions being located within the first cavity, a second cavity engaging portion of the pair of cavity engaging portions being located within the second cavity, a first extending portion of the pair of extending portions extending from the first cavity engaging portion and extending beyond the first surface at the location adjacent to the first side of the periphery of the elongated strap, a second extending portion of the pair of extending portions extending from the first cavity engaging portion and extending beyond the first surface at the location adjacent to the second side of the periphery of the elongated strap;
a locking head at the head end of the elongated strap, the locking head comprising an orifice shaped to receive the tapered end of the elongated strap and the elastomer segment.

US Pat. No. 10,336,516

CHILDPROOF SAFETY CAP AND ASSOCIATED CONTAINER FOR LIQUID OR PASTY SUBSTANCES

AERO PUMP GMBH, (DE)

1. A child-resistant protective screw-cap with cap cover, side wallings and opening, operable to be screwed onto an associated threaded neck of a container or bottle for liquid or pasty media, said screw-cap forming a closure for an application system mounted onto said threaded neck and forming a mouth at a top for pumping of said liquid or pasty media out of the container or bottle, wherein the protective screw-cap is unscrewable only upon simultaneous depressing and thus releasing of a lock on the thread of the neck of the container or bottle, the protective screw-cap comprising:two mutually opposing separate bead-like threads on an inner lower side of the side wallings, each of said threads with a widened end region, so that a stop face is formed on each of the widened end regions, wherein upon screwing the protective screw-cap on, the stop faces on the two mutually opposing bead-like threads are operable to catch behind two mutually opposing undercuts on groove-like threads on the neck of the container or bottle so the protective screw-cap is locked symmetrically on to opposite positions of circumference of the neck of the container or bottle, and the stop faces are removable out of the undercuts only by pressing the protective screw-cap toward the container or the bottle under elastic deformation of the side wallings of the protective screw-cap opening at the neck, which for this purpose forms a downwardly flaring slide-off surface, and hereinafter in an unlocked position of the stop faces the protective screw-cap is unscrewable upon simultaneous rotation, and on an inner side of the cap cover a sleeve is formed which extends away from the cap cover concentrically to the protective screw-cap, said sleeve is fittable over the mouth of the application system mounted onto said threaded neck of the container or bottle so that an evaporation protection is formed and, upon unscrewing, the protective screw-cap is rotatable with said sleeve around said mouth whereby a definite rotational axis is provided.

US Pat. No. 10,336,512

CLOSURE SYSTEM WITH HINGE HAVING UNIFORM THICKNESS AND ELEVATED CENTER

PHOENIX CLOSURES, INC., ...

1. A closure for engaging with a neck of a container comprising:a body member comprising a base wall and a body skirt, the body skirt for engaging the neck of the container;
a cap member comprising a top wall and a cap skirt, the cap member movable between an open position and a closed position, the cap member in the closed position engaging the body member, and the cap member in the open position indirectly contacting the body member via a hinge member; and
the hinge member having a uniform thickness throughout the hinge member, the hinge member comprising two hinge portions separated by an opening, each hinge portion attaching the body member to the cap member, and each hinge portion defining a line between the body member and the cap member when the cap member is in the open position;
wherein when the cap member is in the open position, each hinge portion comprises an elevated central segment and end segments on opposite sides of the central segment, the elevated central segment including top and bottom surfaces that are parallel to, but not coplanar with, top and bottom surfaces of the end segments.

US Pat. No. 10,336,511

DOSING CAP FOR A DOSING BOTTLE

SHB GmbH, Crailsheim (DE...

1. A dosing cap for fitting on a dosing bottle, the dosing cap comprising:a dosing channel extending in a longitudinal direction and having an end with an outlet opening formed therein for a liquid that is to be dosed, said dosing channel having a first dosing portion defined by a conical side wall tapering continuously in the longitudinal direction to a dosing opening having a dosing diameter, the dosing diameter being in a range from 0.2 mm to 1.2 mm, and said dosing channel having a second dosing portion adjoining said first dosing portion in the longitudinal direction on a side closest to said outlet opening to form a first step and having a diameter being greater than the dosing diameter, said first step being an abrupt cross-section widening from the dosing diameter to the diameter of said second dosing portion;
a bottle neck collar defining and surrounding an interior of the dosing cap; and
a dosing pin carrying said dosing channel and extending into said interior, said interior forming a dosing space for the liquid.

US Pat. No. 10,336,506

LID MADE OF FIBROUS MATERIAL

HUHTAMAKI OYJ, Espoo (FI...

1. A lid constructed from a fibrous material containing cellulose fibres and configured to at least partly cover an opening of a container, the lid comprising:a domed portion which is configured to at least partly cover the opening of the container, and
an attachment portion which at least partially externally surrounds the domed portion and is configured to attach the lid to a counter attachment portion of the container, wherein the counter attachment portion of the container is located around a perimeter edge of the opening of the container,
wherein the lid includes a first lid part consisting of the fibrous material containing cellulose fibres and a second lid part consisting of the fibrous material containing cellulose fibres, wherein the first lid part has a first set of material characteristics comprising a first density, a first surface roughness, a first flexural strength, and a first porosity, wherein the second lid part has a second set of material characteristics comprising a second density, a second surface roughness, a second flexural strength, and a second porosity, wherein at least one material characteristic of the first set of material characteristics differs from a corresponding at least one material characteristic of the second set of material characteristics,
wherein the first and the second densities are defined by the number of cellulose fibres per unit volume of the fibrous material containing cellulose fibres, wherein the first density is less than the second density, and wherein the first lid part comprises the attachment portion and the second lid part comprises the domed portion.

US Pat. No. 10,336,503

CONTAINER WITH GRIP STRUCTURE

Graham Packaging Company,...

1. A container comprising:a top portion comprising a finish portion;
a body portion disposed below the top portion; and
a bottom portion disposed below the body portion opposite the top portion;
the body portion comprising:
a front wall,
a rear wall opposite the front wall,
first and second side walls extending between the front wall and the rear wall to define a generally rectangular shape in plan view, the first side wall disposed opposite the second side wall,
opposing grip areas formed in the first and second side walls, the opposing grip areas including a first grip area formed in the first side wall and a second grip area formed in the second side wall,
a first circumferential rib disposed above the opposing grip areas and extending horizontally about an entire outer circumferential perimeter of the body portion,
a second circumferential rib disposed below the opposing grip areas and extending horizontally about the entire outer circumferential perimeter of the body portion,
at least one horizontal body rib disposed between the first and second circumferential ribs and spaced from the opposing grip areas, and
a first vertical strut formed in the first side wall and spaced from the first grip area and a second vertical strut formed in the second side wall and spaced from the second grip area, each of the first and second vertical struts disposed between and spaced from the first and second circumferential ribs and having a length coextensive with a height of the first and the second grip areas respectively, the first and second vertical struts configured to resist radially-inward distortion of the first and second side walls from gripping the opposing grip areas.

US Pat. No. 10,336,502

CONTAINER WITH DUAL POSITION LID PORTIONS AND SYSTEM AND METHOD THEREOF

AJINOMOTO WINDSOR, INC., ...

1. A container comprising:a first sidewall;
a second sidewall opposite the first sidewall;
a third sidewall;
a fourth sidewall opposite the third sidewall;
a bottom wall connected to the first, second, third, and fourth sidewalls;
a first lid flap connected to the first sidewall via a first hinge;
a second lid flap connected to the second sidewall via a second hinge;
a third lid flap connected to the third sidewall via a third hinge; and
a fourth lid flap connected to the fourth sidewall via a fourth hinge,
wherein at least two of the first lid flap, the second lid flap, the third lid flap, and the fourth lid flap each include a flap body and a flap wing connected to the flap body via a fifth hinge, and
wherein, in a fully open configuration, at least two of the following are provided: the first lid flap is folded at the first hinge such that the flap body thereof is adjacent to the first sidewall, the second lid flap is folded at the second hinge such that the flap body thereof is adjacent to the second sidewall, the third lid flap is folded at the third hinge such that the flap body thereof is adjacent to the third sidewall, the fourth lid flap is folded at the fourth hinge such that the flap body thereof is adjacent to the fourth sidewall, and the flap wing of each of said at least two of the first lid flap, the second lid flap, the third lid flap, and the fourth lid flap is under the bottom wall, such that each of said at least two flap wings is against the bottom wall and maintained under the bottom wall in the fully open configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,336,497

CORE TRAY

Prospectors IP Holdings P...

1. A core tray comprising:a body including four sides;
more than one flat-bottomed core sample channel formed in the body shaped to retain at least one core sample;
a top edge formed on an upper peripheral boundary of said body;
a base comprising a substantially flat surface formed on an underside of said body, said substantially flat surface enabling the core tray to be slid across a surface;
a bottom lip extending downwards from a portion of said top edge; and
a plurality of handles integral to said bottom lip and arranged on all four sides of the core tray body;
wherein said flat-bottomed core sample channels further comprise at least a first and a second guiding rib extending longitudinally along, spaced laterally across and upwardly protruding into said flat-bottomed core sample channels;
said first and second guiding ribs being spaced apart from one another; and
said first and second guiding ribs are of different sizes and arranged to inhibit movement, relative to the core tray, of an object supported upon said first and second guiding ribs.

US Pat. No. 10,336,493

DEVICE AND PROCESS FOR APPLYING GRIPPING HANDLES ON PACKAGING FILMS, AND SHRINKWRAP PACKER PROVIDED WITH SUCH A DEVICE

OCME S.R.L., Parma (IT)

1. Device for applying gripping handles on heat-shrinkable packaging films, being supplied on shrinkwrap packers for making bundles of bottles and/or cans, the applying device comprising:at least one applying head provided with at least one roller for applying a plurality of gripping handles supplied in the form of a continuous tape and subsequently cut into sections;
at least one abutment mechanism for operatively supporting a plurality of packaging films in the form of a continuous tape and subsequently cut into sections, optionally heat-shrinkable, being supplied on a respective shrinkwrap packer on which the applying device is mounted, the roller for applying of the applying head and the abutment mechanism being movable with respect to one another between a non-operating condition, in which the roller for applying of the applying head is spaced apart from the abutment mechanism, and an operating condition, wherein the roller for applying of the applying head is arranged, at the abutment mechanism, against at least one of the packaging films being supplied for applying a respective gripping handle on such packaging film,
wherein the abutment mechanism comprising at least one supporting tape, higher than the width of the packaging films being supplied, having an advancement surface facing, at least partially, the applying head for advancing the packaging films being supplied on the shrinkwrap packer, the advancement surface of the supporting tape providing, in the operating condition, an abutment for the roller for applying of the applying head, the roller for applying of the applying head applying a gripping handle on each packaging film being supplied, against the advancement surface of the supporting tape; and
wherein the supporting tape extends according to a ring-shaped development, substantially triangular, the supporting tape being movably actuated according to the same advancement direction of the packaging films being supplied on the shrinkwrap packer for carrying these packaging films in advancing along the applying head.

US Pat. No. 10,336,491

PACKAGING METHOD AND APPARATUS

MSK-VERPACKUNGS-SYSTEME G...

1. An apparatus for wrapping a stack of objects having, relative to a horizontal and longitudinal travel direction, first and second transversely spaced and vertical side faces extending parallel to the direction, a vertical front face transversely bridging front ends of the side faces, a vertical rear face transversely bridging rear ends of the side faces, and a horizontal top face extending between upper ends of the front, rear and side faces, the apparatus comprising:at least one conveyor for advancing the stack in the horizontal and longitudinal travel direction;
means for wrapping a film wrapper around the stack such that respective first side, second side, front, and rear film sections of the film wrapper extend upward from the respective faces past the top face;
a first welder for welding ends of the film wrapper at one of the faces of the stack;
a fold-over device having first and second pairs of transversely spaced, parallel, and upright film-guide plates all extending parallel to the travel direction, the plates of each pair being transversely fixed to each other and jointly transversely movable from an outer position above the respective side face and with the first pair of guide plates confronting the second pair of guide plates perpendicular to the direction into an inner position with the two pairs of plates closely juxtaposed centrally above the stack, the two pairs of plates being so oriented that in the outer position the first and second side film sections project up from the respective first and second side faces of the stack past the top face and are received between the guide plates of the respective first and second pairs, the first and second pairs of plates being movable transversely of the direction toward one another from the outer position for pulling the respective first and second side film sections from between the respective plates and laying the first and second side film sections onto the top face of the stack;
respective first and second fold-over members on the first and second pairs of film-guide plates and movable in the travel direction from downstream of the rear face to fold the rear film section over onto the top face of the stack; and
a second welder for welding the folded-over film sections onto the top face of the stack.

US Pat. No. 10,336,486

MACHINE CORE OF A PACKING MACHINE

Hangzhou Youngsun Intelli...

1. A machine core of a packing machine, comprising a packing strap ironing adhering and strap cutting mechanism, an ironing adhering sliding board mechanism, and a control mechanism, wherein the machine core is further provided with a strap feeding and returning and strap tightening device, the strap feeding and returning and strap tightening device comprises a drive roller, a first driven roller, and a second driven roller; according to an entry direction of a packing strap, the first driven roller is located down-stream from the second driven roller; the first driven roller and the second driven roller are respectively arranged eccentrically; the first driven roller and the drive roller are always in contact with one another and cooperate for feeding and returning the strap; the second driven roller is a movable roller, and is controlled by the control mechanism to move to a first matching state with the drive roller and to move out of the first matching state with the drive roller; the first matching state is the state in which the second driven roller and the drive roller are in contact with and cooperating with one another for tightening the strap;wherein the control mechanism comprises a machine core spindle and a spindle motor, the machine core spindle is provided with a plurality of cams for controlling the ironing adhering and strap cutting mechanism and the ironing adhering sliding board mechanism, and a strap tightening cam for controlling the second driven roller to move, and the spindle motor drives the machine core spindle to rotate by means of a decelerating mechanism;
wherein the strap tightening cam controls the second driven roller by means of a swing system having a reset spring and a regulating spring;
wherein the swing system comprises a first swing arm which is provided with a roller matching with the strap tightening cam; the first swing arm is connected with a pull rod by means of a lower cardan connector, the pull rod is sleeved with the regulating spring regulated by an upper nut of the pull rod, the pull rod acts on an upper cardan connector by means of the regulating spring, the upper cardan connector is connected with a second swing arm, the reset spring is connected to the second swing arm, a fixed-distance structure is provided between the lower cardan connector and the upper cardan connector, and an eccentric shaft of the second driven roller is driven by the second swing arm to rotate.

US Pat. No. 10,336,484

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR HELICALLY WRAPPING ARTICLES

OAKBRIDGE INVESTMENTS LIM...

7. A packaging apparatus comprising:a wrapping material applicator for helically wrapping articles;
an inlet conveyor for transporting unwrapped articles to the applicator;
an outlet conveyor for transporting wrapped articles away from the applicator, wherein the outlet conveyor comprises
a first conveyor, and
a second conveyor adjacent to and downstream of the first conveyor; anda controller arranged to selectively vary the linear velocity of the second conveyor relative to the linear velocity of the first conveyor so as to separate, or increase the separation of, collations of one or more articles on the outlet conveyor;wherein the packaging apparatus comprises a cutting member arranged to cut wrapping material extending between the spaced collations of articles, as gaps between the collations pass the cutting member, so as to disconnect the spaced collations of articles.

US Pat. No. 10,336,481

DISPLAY PACK

MID-ATLANTIC PACKAGING SP...

18. A display section of a display pack, comprising:a bottom panel for forming at least a portion of a display section bottom;
at least one pair of inner side wall panels for forming at least portions of side walls of the display section, said at least one pair of inner side wall panels disposed on opposite sides of said display section;
a back panel forming at least a portion of a display section back wall, wherein said bottom panel, said at least one pair of side wall panels, and said back panel are formed as an integral unit from a first unitary sheet of material;
a front panel forming at least a portion of a display section front wall and defining at least an edge of a display opening; and
a pair of outer side wall panels for forming at least a portion of the display section side walls, each outer side wall panel of said pair of outer side wall panels being integrally attached to and extending from opposite side edges of the front panel to form outer side walls, each of the outer side wall panels being adhered to an outer face of a respective one inner side wall panel of said at least one pair of inner side wall panels, wherein said front panel and said pair of outer side wall panels are formed as an integral unit from a second unitary sheet of material.

US Pat. No. 10,336,471

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DESIGNING AN AIRCRAFT

DEUTSCHE LUFTHANSA AG, C...

1. A method for designing an aircraft, the method comprising:a. defining an initial catalog of requirements for at least one aircraft design, the catalog of requirements comprising requirements relating to one or more of a minimum payload, a minimum range, take off and landing requirements, a minimum cruising altitude, a minimum cruising speed and maximum values for one or more of a wing span, a fuselage length and a surface pressure per wheel of a landing gear for the at least one aircraft design;
b. carrying out an optimization of the at least one aircraft design based on the catalog of requirements in terms of anticipated operating costs;
c. simulating a predefined total flight network with the at least one aircraft design and determining a total flight network efficiency;
d. checking whether the determined total flight network efficiency constitutes an optimum; and
e. adapting the catalog of requirements and performing an iteration starting from step (b) upon a determination that the determined total flight network efficiency does not constitute the optimum.

US Pat. No. 10,336,470

POD LAUNCH AND LANDING SYSTEM FOR VERTICAL TAKE-OFF AND LANDING (VTOL)UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES (UAVS)

AEROVIRONMENT, INC., Sim...

1. A method comprising:translating a rotatable UAV landing surface up above one or more data regions disposed on a surface proximate the rotatable UAV landing surface, wherein each of the one or more data regions has an electrically conductive surface, and wherein a UAV is resting on the rotatable UAV landing surface, the UAV comprising one or more electrically conductive data contact points;
rotating the rotatable UAV landing surface to align the one or more electrically conductive data contact points of the UAV with the at least one of the one or more data regions; and
translating the rotatable UAV landing surface to lower the UAV to make contact between the one or more electrically conductive data contact points of the UAV and the at least one of the one or more data regions.

US Pat. No. 10,336,465

ICE CRYSTALS AND VOLCANIC ASH DETECTION SYSTEM

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. A system for detecting ice crystals and/or volcanic ash in an airspace of interest along a flight path of an airborne vehicle, the system comprising:a probe configured to collect an air sample in the airspace of interest;
a radon detection system having a radon activity sensor measuring radon activity in the air sample and outputting a radon activity signal;
a processing unit configured to determine if the radon activity is above a predetermined critical radon value for the airspace of interest, the predetermined critical radon value being greater than a non-convective background level for the airspace of interest, the processing unit configured to compare the radon activity signal to the predetermined critical value and output a radon determination signal indicative of recent convective updraft from lower troposphere;
a spectral detection system configured to determine if ice crystals and/or volcanic ash are present in the airspace of interest when the radon activity is above the predetermined critical radon value and output an ice/ash detection signal, the spectral detection system having an optical sensor configured to measure radiance, emittance, and/or reflectance at spectral bands of interest on opposing sides of at least one crossover point in the airspace of interest; and
the processing unit configured to determine a ratio of the measured radiance, emittance, and/or reflectance at the spectral bands and if the ratio is above a predetermined critical ratio value output an ice/ash determination signal indicative of the presence of ice crystals and/or volcanic ash in the airspace of interest.

US Pat. No. 10,336,460

ACOUSTIC PANEL FOR AIRCRAFT NACELLE, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE ACOUSTIC PANEL

Airbus Operations S.A.S.,...

1. A method of manufacturing an acoustic panel for an aircraft nacelle, comprising,applying a facesheet to the surface of a mold;
fixing a first surface of a cellular layer configured to trap noise to the facesheet;
fixing a backplate to a second surface of the cellular layer which is the opposite surface to the first surface;
wherein the step of applying a facesheet to the surface of a mold includes applying a layer of preimpregnated woven material containing weft yarns spaced apart from one another and warp yarns spaced apart from one another, so as to form openings between the yarns, the weft yarns having a mutual spacing of between 0.3 mm and 1.5 mm, and the warp yarns having a mutual spacing of between 0.3 mm and 1.5 mm,
making the facesheet, including:
weaving a layer so that the weft yarns of the weave are spaced apart from one another, and so that the warp yarns of the weave are spaced apart from one another, so as to form a layer of woven material; and
preimpregnating the woven material so as to form a layer of preimpregnated woven material;
wherein each fixing step comprises applying a polymerizable adhesive, and
wherein the step of fixing a backplate to the cellular layer is followed by polymerizing the facesheet and the polymerizable adhesive.

US Pat. No. 10,336,425

VARIABLE RATE OF TURN FOR A TROLLING MOTOR

NAVICO HOLDING AS, Egers...

1. A system comprising:a trolling motor assembly comprising a propulsion motor and a steering actuator, wherein the steering actuator is variable speed and configured to rotate directional alignment of the propulsion motor at a rate of turn in response to an electrical signal;
a navigation control device comprising a user input assembly, wherein the user input assembly is configured to detect user activity related to controlling navigation of the trolling motor assembly, wherein the user input assembly of the navigation control device includes a lever; and
a processor, the processor configured to:
determine a desired rate of turn for the directional alignment of the propulsion motor based on an angle of deflection of the lever corresponding to user activity detected by the user input assembly;
generate a steering input signal, the steering input signal being an electrical signal indicating the desired rate of turn; and
direct the steering actuator, via the steering input signal, to rotate the directional alignment of the propulsion motor at the desired rate of turn.

US Pat. No. 10,336,421

PROPELLER AND RELATIVE METHOD FOR FINE ADJUSTING THE FLUID DYNAMIC PITCH OF THE PROPELLER BLADES

MAX PROP S.R.L., Milan (...

1. A propeller comprising:at least one propeller cylindrical casing,
a hub, adapted to be coupled to an engine, and mounted inside said propeller cylindrical casing,
at least one blade rotatable pivoted to said propeller cylindrical casing,
said hub being rotatable with respect to said propeller cylindrical casing, or vice versa, for an at least one non-zero angular interval (?) for the adjustment of the fluid-dynamic pitch of said at least one blade,
said hub comprising at least one contact surface movable between at least one direct or indirect disengagement position, and at least one direct or indirect engagement position with an at least one relative limit stop abutment of said at least one non-zero angular interval (?), and
said limit stop abutment comprising at least one region of at least one movable element arranged in an at least one seat of said propeller cylindrical casing for the modification of the position of said limit stop abutment of said at least one non-zero interval (?),
wherein said at least one movable element is at least partially threaded and installed in said at least one seat comprising at least one threaded portion the region of the movable element acting as at least one limit stop abutment of said at least one angular interval (?) comprises at least the end of said at least one movable element, the rotation with the consequent axial displacement of said threaded movable element in said at least one threaded seat modifying the position of said limit stop abutment of said at least one non-zero angular interval (?),
said hub further comprising adjustment means for adjusting the position of said at least one movable element, in one or more discrete intervals, for modifying the position of said at least one limit stop abutment of said at least one non-zero angular interval (?),
wherein said adjustment means of the position in one or more discrete intervals of said at least one movable element comprises two or more grooves provided on at least part of the surface of said at least one movable element spaced from each other by one or more angular intervals (?) for the definition of said one or more discrete intervals of position adjustment of said at least one movable element,
wherein said adjustment means further comprises at least one block element engaging at least partially with said at least one groove of said movable element and at least partially with a seat of said propeller cylindrical casing,
wherein the two or more grooves spaced from each other by one or more angular intervals (?) provides a division of the rotation and of the axial displacement of the movable element, with a correspondent subdivision of the obtained fluid dynamic pitch values as a function of the movable element displacement, the rotation of the movable element of one or more intervals (?) with the arrangement of a predetermined groove in correspondence with the block element provides a predetermined modification of the fluid-dynamic pitch.

US Pat. No. 10,336,420

SINGLE-JOINT UNDERWATER ROBOT FISH

BOYA GONGDAO (BEIJING) RO...

1. A single-jointed underwater robot fish, comprising:a casing having an outer contour of a bionic fish shape, wherein one end is a front casing, wherein the other end is a bionic fishtail structure, and wherein the front casing and the bionic fishtail structure are connected by an upper casing and a lower casing;
a main board cabin, wherein a front end of the main board cabin is fitted to the inner side of the front casing, wherein a lens group for collecting images, an eccentric anti-shake mechanism for preventing side shake, a main PCB for controlling the motion trajectory and posture, are set in the main board cabin, and wherein the lens group is connected to the eccentric anti-shake mechanism;
a motion control cabin connected to the rear of the main board cabin, wherein a triaxial linkage device for achieving balance adjustment of the pitch posture and left-right postures and a transmission device are set in the motion control cabin, wherein an output of the transmission device is connected to the bionic fishtail structure, and wherein an input of the transmission device is connected with the output of the triaxial linkage device; and
a battery cabin located below the motion control cabin, wherein a lower end of the battery cabin is fixed to the inside of the lower casing, wherein the battery cabin provides a power supply for the main board cabin and the motion control cabin.

US Pat. No. 10,336,415

WATERCRAFT LIFT SYSTEM AND METHOD

Autolift, LLC, Walker, M...

1. A watercraft lift system for placement in a body of water, comprising:a cradle assembly including longitudinally-extending first and second cradle rails, the cradle rails oriented substantially parallel to one another; and
at least one side guide longitudinally-extending in a direction substantially parallel to the first and second cradle rails and connected to the cradle assembly such that the first cradle rail and the at least one side guide move together,
wherein both the first cradle rail and the at least one side guide are movable in a lateral direction, which is generally parallel to a surface of the body of water and generally perpendicular to the direction of their longitudinal extensions, between a watercraft-receiving position and a watercraft-received position when a watercraft is positioned within the watercraft lift system's confines.

US Pat. No. 10,336,414

OPEN/NON-CLOSED, BUOYANT HULL COLLAR ASSEMBLIES

ARMOR INDUSTRIES, LLC, D...

1. An open/non-closed hull collar assembly, comprising:a hull collar structure that includes:
a gunwale;
an outboard boundary that extends in an outward lateral direction from a lower hull portion and that extends in a longitudinal direction from the lower hull portion such that at least a portion of the hull collar structure is at least partially included in a freeboard portion of a boat hull; and
an inboard boundary that extends from the gunwale a portion of a distance to a deck such that the hull collar structure is at least partially open or non-closed to an inner hull volume; and
a foam module that is comprised of a non-expansive, closed cell foam, the foam module being shaped for disposition within the hull collar structure.

US Pat. No. 10,336,403

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FUEL SAVINGS AND SAFE OPERATION OF MARINE STRUCTURE

CYTRONIQ CO., LTD., (KR)...

1. A method for monitoring or controlling an operation of a marine structure, the method comprising:(1) measuring, by one or more inertial measurement units, 6-dof motion data of a marine structure indicative of an internal or external force applied to the marine structure in an actual voyage of the marine structure, and storing, by a computer, measured 6-dof motion data obtained from said one or more inertial measurement units in a database, wherein said one or more inertial measurement units includes at least one of a gyroscope or a fiber bragg grating;
(2) accumulating, by the computer, data about a response of the marine structure according to the internal or external force, generating by the computer, a look-up table based on the accumulated data, and storing, by the computer, the look-up table in the database;
(3) generating, by the computer, a response of the marine structure to the internal or external force applied to the marine structure based on a comparison of the measured data of the internal or external force applied to the marine structure obtained in the step (1) with the accumulated data about the internal or external force applied to the marine structure obtained in the step (2); and
(4) controlling, by the computer, a posture or reaction of the marine structure in real time according to the response of the marine structure to the internal or external force applied to the marine structure.

US Pat. No. 10,336,399

STEERING ASSEMBLY FOR A MOTORCYCLE HAVING A CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION

Radial Engine Innovations...

1. A motorcycle comprising:a motorcycle frame;
at least two ground-engaging wheels operatively connected to the motorcycle frame; wherein the at least two ground-engaging wheels are a hubless configuration;
a steering assembly comprising:
handlebars;
an upper steering stem;
a lower steering stem; and
a lever assembly intermediate the upper steering stem and the lower steering stem;
wherein the steering assembly is operably connected to a front ground-engaging wheel.

US Pat. No. 10,336,398

REAR SUSPENSION SYSTEM FOR A BICYCLE

CMH Plus Holdings Ltd., ...

1. A bicycle suspension system for attaching a rear wheel with a rear wheel axle defining a rear wheel axis of rotation, to a front triangle, being a component of a bicycle, equipped with the suspension system, having a bottom bracket defining a bottom bracket axis of rotation, the bicycle having a right side being on the right hand side when the bicycle is viewed from the rear, the bicycle suspension system comprising:a rear triangle to which the rear wheel axle is mounted;
a first link:
pivotally connected to a front triangle at a first link front triangle pivot defining a first link front triangle pivot axis; and
pivotally connected to the rear triangle at a first link rear triangle pivot defining a first link rear triangle pivot axis;
a second link:
pivotally connected to the front triangle at a second link front triangle pivot defining a second link front triangle pivot axis; and
pivotally connected to the rear triangle at a second link rear triangle pivot defining a second link rear triangle pivot axis; and
a shock absorber device directly or indirectly interconnected between two of the front triangle, rear triangle, first link and second link, for resiliently impeding relative movement of the suspension system from an unloaded at-rest position;wherein:the suspension system has a travel being a range of movement of the rear wheel axle from the unloaded at-rest position to a full compression position;
the rear triangle defines an instant centre; and
with a bicycle equipped with the suspension system, resting on a horizontal surface, with the suspension system at 20% to 35% of travel from the unloaded at-rest position:
the first link front triangle pivot axis and the second link front triangle pivot axis are no higher than a horizontal line passing through the instant centre; and
a front triangle pivot line passing through the first link front triangle pivot axis and the second link front triangle pivot axis is substantially horizontal.

US Pat. No. 10,336,396

BICYCLE HANDLE

ERGON INTERNATIONAL GMBH,...

1. A bicycle handle comprising:an inner sleeve,
a handle element surrounding the inner sleeve, and
a clamping element which surrounds the inner sleeve in a clamping region,
wherein the clamping element is at least partly surrounded by a protective sleeve that is connected to the inner sleeve, and
wherein, between the inner sleeve and the protective sleeve, a slit is formed that is open to the outer side of the bicycle handle and serves to receive the clamping element.

US Pat. No. 10,336,395

FOLDABLE ELECTRIC VEHICLE

SHENZHEN CITY BOWMI INTEL...

1. A foldable electric vehicle, comprising a main beam (1), a cross beam (3), a bracket (4), a forward/backward movable saddle (5), and a pin (7) disposed at a junction between a lower end of the bracket (4) and the main beam (1) and connecting the bracket (4) to the main beam (1), a supporting post (8) disposed at the lower end of the bracket (4), the bracket (4) and the supporting post (8) rotating about the pin (7), an angle formed between the supporting post (8) and the bracket (4) that is less than 180°, and a towing wheel (9) disposed at a lower end of the supporting post (8) and connected to the supporting post (8).

US Pat. No. 10,336,388

FOLDABLE FENDER FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

Bayerische Motoren Werke ...

1. A fender for a motor vehicle, comprising:a first fender section and a second fender section; and
two pin-shaped connection elements,
wherein
the second fender section is rotatably connected to the first fender section so as to be able to rotate at least between an operational position and an open position,
the rotatable connection between the second fender section and the first fender section is provided by the two pin-shaped connection elements, and
the second fender section overlaps a support portion of the first fender section extending away from a rotation axis between the two pin-shaped connection elements toward the second fender section.

US Pat. No. 10,336,383

COMPONENT FOR A VEHICLE

Bayerische Motoren Werke ...

1. A vehicle component, comprising:a vehicle body component, wherein
the vehicle body component has at least one test portion arranged in a predetermined region of the vehicle body component,
the at least one test portion is connected integrally to the vehicle body component via at least one connecting element extending in a first direction between the at least one test portion and the vehicle body component, and
the at least one connecting element is configured as a predetermined breaking point having substantially equal dimensions in directions orthogonal to the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,336,381

TOE CONTROL FOR ADJUSTABLE AXLE

GVM, Inc., Biglerville, ...

1. A method of regulating the operation of a vehicle axle system, the vehicle axle system including at least one adjustable axle having at least one axle cylinder and a steering assembly including at least one steering cylinder connected thereto, an axle management system including a microcontroller having a microprocessor, a memory, and a sensor, the method comprising:receiving, by the axle management system, at least one desired axle position, based on a crop row spacing;
receiving, by the axle management system, at least one measured axle position, from at least one sensor;
determining, by the axle management system, if the measured axle position is within a predetermined tolerance threshold of the desired axle position;
regulating, by the axle management system, the position of the at least one adjustable axle, based on the at least one desired axle position;
wherein regulating the position of the at least one adjustable axle causes adjustment of the position of the at least one adjustable axle.

US Pat. No. 10,336,365

ELECTROMECHANICAL POWER STEERING SYSTEM

THYSSENKRUPP PRESTA AG, ...

1. An electromechanical power steering system for a motor vehicle comprising:an electric motor having a stator that is fitted with at least two electrical winding sets, the electric motor having a rotor that is fitted with permanent magnets, wherein the electric motor assists with steering by exerting a steering movement, which is introduced into an input means by a driver, on the motor vehicle;
a main control unit that comprises a basic controller and that determines a motor current prespecification, which is configured to be output to the at least two electrical winding sets, from a prespecified steering value based on the steering movement that is introduced by the driver;
a power control unit that provides and feeds the motor current prespecification, which the main control unit determines, to the at least two electrical winding sets;
a driver control system for each of the at least two electrical winding sets, wherein the driver control systems and the basic controller of the main control unit each include a microcontroller and are combined to form an assembly; and
a power driver for each of the at least two electrical winding sets, wherein each power driver is connected to one of the driver control systems, wherein at least two of the power drivers are disposed in the power control unit and are configured as half-bridges with power semiconductor switches,
wherein the microcontrollers of the basic controller and the driver control systems form a redundant system with respect to a failure of at least one of the microcontrollers.

US Pat. No. 10,336,362

ABSORPTION STRAP ASSEMBLY

STEERING SOLUTIONS IP HOL...

1. An energy absorption strap assembly comprising:an energy absorption strap operatively coupled to an upper jacket of a steering column assembly and positioned along an inner surface of a lower jacket of the steering column assembly, the energy absorption strap having a base extending along a longitudinal direction of the energy absorption strap;
a rocker plate having a pivot region seated on the base of the energy absorption strap, the rocker plate extending in a longitudinal direction of the steering column assembly and having a first row of rocker teeth disposed on a first side of the rocker plate and a second row of rocker teeth disposed on a second side of the rocker plate; and
a clamp assembly for fixing a telescoping position of the steering column assembly, the clamp assembly having a clamp jaw including a first row of clamp jaw teeth and a second row of clamp jaw teeth, wherein movement of the clamp jaw provides a meshed engagement of the first row of rocker teeth with the first row of clamp jaw teeth or meshed engagement of the second row of rocker teeth with the second row of clamp jaw teeth.

US Pat. No. 10,336,356

WHEELED SHIPPING CART WITH STACKABLE TRAYS

Globe Composite Solutions...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a cart frame;
a plurality of stackable trays supported by said cart frame, each stackable tray comprising:
a tray frame comprising opposed end members, a plurality of longitudinal perimeter members disposed between the opposed end members, and a plurality of upright members nesting with upright members of an adjacent tray; and
a support structure disposed between the opposed end members, the support structure comprising an arcuate upper support surface corresponding to a curved bottom surface of an article to be supported by the support structure, the support structure further comprising a plurality of longitudinal support members each forming an upper surface, the longitudinal support members disposed between the opposed end members in an arced arrangement such that the upper surfaces of the longitudinal support members are in contact with and support an underside of the arcuate upper support surface that supports the curved bottom surface of the article, wherein at least one of the longitudinal support members is positioned above other longitudinal support members to define the arced arrangement; and
a plurality of pins each received through the upright members of the plurality of stackable trays to retain the stackable trays in a stacked configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,336,353

WORKER PROTECTION SYSTEM

METROM RAIL, LLC, Crysta...

1. A system for worker protection, the system comprises:a wayside detection unit, configured for placement on or near path of a vehicle, the wayside detection unit comprising:
a housing for enclosing components of the wayside detection unit;
a support structure for holding and supporting the wayside detection unit when placed on or near the path;
a power supply for powering components of the wayside detection unit;
one or more sensory components, for detecting, monitoring, and/or tracking vehicles;
a communication component, comprising one or more antennas, configured for transmitting and/or receiving wireless signals; and
one or more circuits operable to:
process signals and data, and
perform one or more applications or functions relating to operations of the wayside detection unit;
wherein the wayside detection unit is configured to communicate signals and/or messages to one or more companion alert devices while providing monitoring and tracking services in a work site.

US Pat. No. 10,336,350

AXLE OF WHEEL SETS AND RESPECTIVE METHOD FOR THE ULTRASOUND INSPECTION

LUCCHINI RS S.P.A., Love...

1. An axle (100) of railway wheel set extending along a longitudinal axis (X) between two ends (101, 102), the ends (101, 102) each having a journal (107), configured to support a railway wheel and a respective bearing (105) so as to form a wheel set, wherein each end (101, 102) comprises a blind main hole (103), coaxial with the axle (100) and dimensioned to accommodate an ultrasonic probe (200), wherein each blind main hole (103) has a depth within a longitudinal extent of the journal (107) and is dimensioned to receive the ultrasonic probe (200) for inspection of the axle (100) ahead of the probe.

US Pat. No. 10,336,348

BRACKET

Perpetuum Ltd., Southamp...

1. A bracket for mounting external equipment to the underside of rolling stock, the bracket comprising first and second plates, a first set of apertures formed in at least one of the first and second plates for attachment of external equipment to the bracket and a second set of apertures formed in at least one of the first and second plates for attachment of the bracket to the underside of rolling stock, or to a component or system adapted to be mounted to the underside of rolling stock and the bracket further comprising at least one joining member disposed between the first and second plates; wherein the joining member(s) are joined to the first plate by a plurality of joints and joined to the second plate by a plurality of joints, wherein the joining member or at least one of the joining members is substantially planar, or includes at least one substantially planar portion.

US Pat. No. 10,336,324

CALCULATION OF THE TIME TO COLLISION FOR A VEHICLE

Conti Temic Microelectron...

1. A method for an egovehicle for determining a first collision time with a preceding vehicle comprising:establishing a distance from the preceding vehicle;
establishing a relative speed of the preceding vehicle with respect to the egovehicle;
establishing a deceleration of the preceding vehicle;
assuming a duration of the deceleration of the preceding vehicle such that the assumed duration of the deceleration is less than a period of time for which the deceleration of the preceding vehicle would need to continue in order to cause the preceding vehicle to come to a halt;
determining the first collision time with the preceding vehicle from the relative speed, the distance, the deceleration and the assumed duration of the deceleration.

US Pat. No. 10,336,319

METHOD, DEVICE AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM FOR PARKING A SELF-BALANCING VEHICLE

Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Sof...

1. A method for parking a self-balancing vehicle, comprising:determining whether there is a target parking spot for parking the self-balancing vehicle when the self-balancing vehicle needs to be parked; and
when there is a target parking spot for parking the self-balancing vehicle, controlling the self-balancing vehicle to park at the target parking spot,
wherein determining whether there is the target parking spot for parking the self-balancing vehicle comprises:
controlling a body motor of the self-balancing vehicle to drive the self-balancing vehicle to move within a preset area at a preset speed;
controlling the self-balancing vehicle in a preset speed increase manner such that the speed of the self-balancing vehicle is increased to a preset speed threshold if the self-balancing vehicle detects an obstacle during movement within the preset area;
determining whether the self-balancing vehicle is able to go over the obstacle when it moves at the preset speed threshold; and
determining the obstacle as the target parking spot for parking the self-balancing vehicle when it is determined that the self-balancing vehicle is not able to go over the obstacle.

US Pat. No. 10,336,305

ASPIRATORS FOR PRODUCING VACUUM USING THE VENTURI EFFECT

Dayco IP Holdings, LLC, ...

1. A Venturi device for producing vacuum from fluids in an engine system comprising:a body defining a Venturi gap separating apart an outlet end of a converging motive section and an inlet end of a diverging discharge section by a lineal distance, wherein the converging motive section defines an inner passageway that tapers as a hyperbolic function from a circular-shaped motive inlet to an elliptical- or polygonal-shaped motive outlet and the diverging discharge section gradually, continuously tapers toward the Venturi gap; and
a suction port in fluid communication with the Venturi gap;
wherein the diverging discharge section defines an elliptical- or polygonal-shaped discharge inlet;
wherein the hyperbolic function provides flow lines at the motive outlet end being parallel to one another.

US Pat. No. 10,336,286

FILTRATION DEVICES FOR USE IN AUTOMOTIVE AIRBAG APPLICATIONS AND RELATED METHODS

Trafalgar Associates, LLC...

1. A filtration device for use in automotive airbags, the filtration device comprising:a foam cored body comprising a reticulated foam comprising granular blends of different granular sizes, the reticulated foam having a structural integrity to withstand a supersonic shockwave generated by activation of a pyrotechnic charge in an air bag inflation mechanism; and
the body comprising interconnected struts that define pores through which air that is generated upon activating the pyrotechnic charge in the air bag inflation mechanism passes; and
the interconnected struts of an interior portion of the body being smoother than the interconnected struts of an exterior portion of the body to increase gas flow closer to a point of activation of the pyrotechnic, and the interconnected struts of the exterior portion of the body being rougher than the interconnected struts of the interior portion of the body to increase particle capture at or before the gas exits the filtration device.

US Pat. No. 10,336,272

CLIP-ON SPACER, FRONT END MODULE AND METHOD

Ford Global Technologies ...

1. A clip-on spacer, comprising:a retainer including a receiver and a resilient clip feature; and
a spacer element including a tang and a bolt guide, said tang being engaged in said receiver, wherein said bolt guide extends through said tang, and wherein said receiver is a cylindrical opening having an inner diameter D1 and said tang has an outer diameter D2 where Di

US Pat. No. 10,336,259

STEP RAIL FOR VEHICLE WITH APPLIQUE AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME

JAC Products, Inc., Sali...

1. An accessory component for a vehicle, comprising:an elongated frame element having an elongated first feature formed there along, the elongated frame element adapted to be fixedly secured to a portion of the vehicle;
a resilient metallic applique having a contour generally in accordance with at least a portion of the elongated frame element;
the applique having a second feature adjacent a first end for engaging with the elongated first feature, and a second end of the applique being shaped to engage with a different portion of the elongated frame element such that the applique is secured to the elongated frame element without adhesives or mechanical fasteners;
the applique having at least one hole;
the elongated frame element further comprises at least one channel formed in an upper surface thereof; and
a pad including at least one depending tab, the hole in the applique enabling the depending tab to pass therethrouqh, and the depending tab configured to engage with the at least one channel in the upper surface of the elongated frame element while sandwiching at least a portion of the applique between the pad and the elongated frame element.

US Pat. No. 10,336,253

VEHICLE SIDE OBSTACLE DETECTING AND WARNING METHOD AND DETECTING AND WARNING SYSTEM OF VEHICLE SIDE OBSTACLE

Winwise Tech Co., Ltd., ...

1. A vehicle side obstacle detecting and warning method, which is applied on a vehicle, comprising:providing a measuring step for measuring a dataset of the vehicle, wherein a maximum inner wheel difference area between a front wheel and a rear wheel of the vehicle is obtained according to the dataset, and the maximum inner wheel difference area has an outer boundary;
providing a detector installing step for positioning a plurality of detectors between the front wheel and the rear wheel according to the maximum inner wheel difference area;
providing a detected area adjusting step for adjusting a detecting distance or a positioning angle of at least one of the detectors to form a detected area, wherein the detected area has a detected boundary, and the detected boundary is farther from the vehicle than the outer boundary is; and
providing a detecting and warning step for sending a warning message by a warning module disposed at the vehicle when an obstacle is detected by any one of the detectors within the detected area.

US Pat. No. 10,336,247

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATIC APPLICATION/DEAPPLICATION OF BRAKE LIGHTS

Deceleration Technologies...

1. A brake light control system comprising:a control module configured to electrically connect to a vehicle communications port, the control module being physically supported by the vehicle communications port, when electrically connected, the control module including:
a microprocessor configured to receive a plurality of series of vehicle speed signals transmitted to the vehicle communications port, wherein the microprocessor is further configured to select one of the received plurality of series of vehicle speed signals, the selected one being used by the deceleration calculator for calculating the deceleration;
a deceleration calculator configured to calculate deceleration based on the selected one of the received plurality of series of vehicle speed signals; and
a threshold comparator configured to compare the calculated deceleration with a predetermined threshold,
wherein the microprocessor is further configured to generate a brake light activation signal based on the comparison of the calculated deceleration and the predetermined threshold,
wherein the generated brake light activation signal is configured to cause an illumination of a standard brake light of a vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,336,246

INTEGRALLY LIGHTED TOW BAR

Roadmaster, Inc., Vancou...

1. A tow bar assembly, comprising:an outer tow arm having a proximal end and a distal end,
wherein the proximal end of the outer tow arm is configured to attach to a linkage,
wherein the linkage is configured to attach to a towing vehicle;
an inner tow arm having a proximal end of the inner tow arm and a distal end of the inner tow arm,
wherein the proximal end of the inner tow arm is telescopically disposed within the outer tow arm at the distal end of the outer tow arm,
wherein the distal end of the inner tow arm is configured to attach to a load;
an exterior channel spanning a length of the outer tow arm on at least one side; and
a light strip disposed within the exterior channel comprising lighting elements,
wherein the lighting elements illuminate indicative of a mode of operation of the towing vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,336,241

SCREW-DRIVING BIDIRECTIONAL ADJUSTMENT MECHANISM FOR ADJUSTING RELATIVE POSITION OF HIGH AND LOW BEAM SHAPES OF AUTOMOBILE LAMP

SHANGHAI KOITO AUTOMOTIVE...

1. A screw-driving bidirectional adjustment mechanism for adjusting the relative position of the high and low beam shapes of an automobile lamp, said bidirectional adjustment mechanism comprising:an open box-shaped sliding groove (8) fixedly connected with a low beam assembly unit (9) and a high beam assembly unit (10) which is rotationally fitted with the low beam assembly unit (9), has one end capable of being moved through a shift lever (7), and is connected to a sliding block assembly,
characterized in that,
the open box-shaped sliding groove (8) is internally provided with a sliding block assembly which is capable of respectively sliding in the open box-shaped sliding groove (8) in the directions vertical to each other;
the sliding block assembly comprises:
a sliding block (1) formed with a cavity therein,
and a gear (2) disposed in the cavity;
an upper edge in the inner cavity of the sliding block (1) is formed with a rack structure (1a) meshed with the gear (2);
a through-hole for bearing a shift lever head (7a) of a high beam assembly (10) is formed at the middle portion of the gear (2); the gear (2) is capable of rolling in a length direction of the rack structure (1a), in the cavity of the sliding block (1) along the rack structure (1a);
on the other side, meshed with the rack structure (1a) of the gear (2), the gear (2) is meshed with an adjusting screw (3) which is disposed along the length direction of the rack structure (1a);
the adjusting screw (3) is capable of rotating along the axial direction thereof;
in this way, by such meshing relationship, by rotating the adjusting screw (3) forward or backward, the gear (2) is capable of being driven to roll along the rack structure (1a); meanwhile, when the shift lever head (7a) of a shift lever (7) which is embedded into the through-hole in the middle portion of the gear (2) and connects the high beam assembly (10) is shifted to move along the length direction of the rack structure (1a), the high beam assembly (10) is driven to swing around a pivot point (9a) along the horizontal direction.

US Pat. No. 10,336,238

TRUCK BED REAR CARGO TIE DOWN ENGAGEMENT STRUCTURE

1. A load securement apparatus for a vehicle incorporating a cargo bed and a tailgate movable between a raised configuration and a lowered configuration to close and open the cargo bed, the load securement apparatus comprising at least one tie-down engagement structure connected to the vehicle and positioned so as to be engageable with a tie-down member by inserting a portion of the tie-down member into a gap formed between an end of the cargo bed and the tailgate after the tailgate has been lowered to the lowered configuration, the load securement apparatus further comprising a rail structure attached to the vehicle, and wherein the at least one tie-down engagement structure is movably connected to the rail structure so as to be movable to, and securable in, a position of a plurality of positions along the rail structure prior to the tie down member being engaged with the at least one tie-down engagement structure.

US Pat. No. 10,336,228

FOUR-COMPONENT ARMREST ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SAME

Ford Global Technologies ...

1. An armrest subassembly, comprising:a support substrate including a receiver defined within an upstanding upper lip;
a fabric layer stretching across said receiver; and
a matrix interface connecting said fabric layer to said support substrate, wherein said matrix interface includes a portion of said fabric layer impregnated with resin of said support substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,336,217

SEAT LIFTER AND GEAR MECHANISM

Delta Kogyo Co., Ltd., H...

5. A gear mechanism comprising a first gear and a second gear that mesh with each other in a state in which axial directions thereof are parallel to each other, whereineach tooth of one gear of the first and second gears has such a shape that a tooth thickness and a tooth depth dimension of each of the teeth gradually decreases from one end toward the other end in the axial direction, the tooth depth dimension being a dimension from a tooth root to a tooth tip of the respective tooth in a radial direction of the one gear,
each tooth of the other gear of the first and second gears has a constant thickness over an entirety of the other gear in the axial direction, and
the teeth of the first gear and the teeth of the second gear mesh with each other by approaching each other in the axial direction.

US Pat. No. 10,336,216

VEHICLE ACCESS SEATING

Autoadapt AB, Stenkullen...

1. A vehicle seating system comprising:a mounting assembly configured to be affixed to a motor vehicle internal seat position adjacent to a motor vehicle door, the mounting assembly comprising:
an adapter plate having a longitudinal axis A and defining a crush zone therein, the crush zone formed by removing material from the adapter plate proximate to a mount; and
a pair of first side edge guides, wherein each first side edge guide is mounted to a lateral side of the adapter plate;
wherein the axis A is static when the mounting assembly is mounted to a to motor vehicle internal seat position;
a first slide assembly coupled to the mounting assembly, wherein the first slide assembly is configured to move linearly relative to the adapter plate and parallel to the axis A, the slide assembly comprising:
an under-plate comprising a pair of first side edges, wherein each first side edge slidably engages one of the first side edge guides;
a rack mounted to the under-plate; and
a first slide assembly drive motor mounted to the under-plate and engaging the adapter plate to selectively move the first slide assembly in a linear motion parallel to the axis A;
a swivel assembly mounted to the first slide assembly, wherein the swivel assembly is configured to swivel relative to the first slide assembly, the swivel assembly comprising:
an over-plate;
a pair of second side edge guides, wherein each second side edge guide is mounted to a lateral side of the over-plate;
a swivel post mounted to the over-plate and rotatably engaging the first slide assembly; and
a swivel motor mounted to the over-plate, wherein the swivel motor comprises a pinion engaging the rack to selectively rotate the swivel assembly relative to the first slide assembly; and
a second slide assembly coupled to the swivel assembly, wherein the second slide assembly is configured to move linearly relative to the over-plate, the second slide assembly comprising:
a user seat unit comprising:
a seat pan having a longitudinal axis S;
a user seat cushion mounted to the seat pan; and
the seat pan comprising a pair of second side edges, wherein each second side edge slidably engages one of the second side edge guides;
wherein the axis S pivots when the swivel assembly rotates relative to the first slide assembly; and
a second slide assembly drive motor mounted to the over-plate and engaging the seat pan to selectively move the second slide assembly in a linear motion parallel to the axis S.

US Pat. No. 10,336,162

HVAC SYSTEM WITH ODOR ABSORBENT REGENERATION

Ford Global Technologies ...

10. A method of regenerating an odor absorbent in an HVAC system of a motor vehicle, comprising:monitoring, by temperature monitoring device, a coolant temperature of said motor vehicle; and
heating and regenerating, by a controller, said odor absorbent using heat from a heater core of said HVAC system when said coolant temperature exceeds a predetermined coolant temperature required for odor absorbent regeneration.

US Pat. No. 10,336,159

REFRIGERATION

DEARMAN ENGINE COMPANY LT...

1. A system comprising:a cryogenic engine system comprising:
an output shaft;
a first expander utilizing a working fluid and heat exchange fluid within the first expander;
a circuit comprising an introducer, the introducer providing said heat exchange fluid into the first expander and wherein the first expander is configured to cause expansion of said working fluid within the first expander such as to produce shaft power;
a refrigeration system, including a heat exchange system wherein:
the cryogenic engine system and the refrigeration system are thermally coupled with each other via the heat exchange system such that the working fluid or heat exchange fluid in the cryogenic engine system acts as a heat sink for removing heat from the refrigeration system and heat generated by the refrigeration system is used to expand the working fluid in the cryogenic engine system;
a refrigeration compartment thermally connected to the heat exchange system;
wherein the cryogenic engine system is a direct and an indirect heat sink for removing heat from the refrigeration compartment; and
wherein the heat exchange system comprises:
a first heat transfer member in direct thermal contact with the working fluid from the cryogenic engine system and in direct thermal contact with the refrigeration compartment;
a second heat transfer member in direct thermal contact with expanded working fluid and the heat exchange fluid of the cryogenic engine system;
a third heat transfer member in direct thermal contact with an interior of the refrigeration compartment; and
an intermediate heat transfer fluid circulation system in thermal contact with both the second heat transfer member and the third heat transfer member.

US Pat. No. 10,336,154

STABILIZER LINK FOR AUTOMOBILE SUSPENSIONS

ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENTS ...

1. Stabilizer link for automobile suspensions, characterized in that it comprises:a tubular body (1) having ends, having at one of its ends a pair of first flattened areas (2, 2?) configuring a leak-tight closure of a first inner cavity (9) of the tubular body (1) located between both flattened areas (2, 2?);
a first covering (4) made of polymeric material coupled, during a forming process thereof, on one of the ends of the tubular body (1) such that it surrounds the pair of first flattened areas (2, 2?) and wherein said covering (4) comprises a first articulation (6).

US Pat. No. 10,336,136

WHEEL CARRIER ASSEMBLY WITH DISK BRAKE

SAME DEUTZ-FAHR ITALIA S....

1. Wheel carrier assembly of a vehicle for agricultural use, wherein the vehicle has a drive comprising a transmission and a steering axle connectable to the drive, wherein the wheel carrier assembly is connectable to the axle to support and control in movement a wheel assembly attached thereto on a wheel flange, wherein the wheel carrier assembly comprises:a constant-velocity joint connected, upstream, to the transmission, and comprising, downstream, a rotation shaft for rotation of the wheel assembly;
a disc brake device to brake the wheel assembly; a gear reducer, connected to the wheel assembly and to the rotation shaft, to vary rotation speed of the rotation shaft;
wherein the disc brake device comprises at least one brake disc and at least one brake caliper wherein the brake disc is operatively connected to the rotation shaft, upstream of the gear reducer, wherein braking action is applied directly to said shaft;
wherein the rotation shaft and the brake disc are constrained in rotation to each other by a lock;
wherein the lock comprises a shaft toothing and a brake toothing respectively made on the rotation shaft and on the brake disc respectively complementary to each other, for threading of the brake disc onto the rotation shaft in an axial direction.

US Pat. No. 10,336,135

WHEEL ADAPTER FOR A CARGO CONTAINER

SELECTRAILERS LLC, Engle...

1. A wheel adapter for lifting a cargo container and providing rolling mobility to the cargo container, the wheel adapter comprising:an adapter body;
a container connector, wherein a front end of the container connector extends outward and frontward from the adapter body, wherein the container connector further comprises a container coupling bolt configured for connection to an ISO connector of a cargo container, and a rear end of the container connector is pivotably connected to the adapter body;
a container elevation bolt threadably engaging the adapter body and comprising a bolt head for the application of a torque on the bolt head to rotate the container elevation bolt, wherein the container elevation bolt abuts against the container connector causing the container connector to pivot relative to the adapter body;
a wheel support, carried by the adapter body; and
at least one wheel, coupled to the wheel support and rotatable relative to the adapter body; wherein
the container connector is pivotable relative to the adapter body about a pivot axis located longitudinally between the container elevation bolt and the wheel support; and further wherein
the wheel adapter is configured to selectively and reversibly adopt the following positions by applying a torque on the bolt head:
a first position, in which the container elevation bolt is threaded away from the container connector, and the wheel support is at a first vertical position relative to the container connector, and
a second position, in which the container elevation bolt is threaded towards the container connector and pushes the container connector downward, and the wheel support is at a second vertical position relative to the container connector which is lower than the first vertical position.

US Pat. No. 10,336,132

WHEEL OF A MOTOR VEHICLE WITH A SPOKE AREA COVER

Bayerische Motoren Werke ...

1. A wheel of a motor vehicle, comprising:a hub portion;
spokes extending radially outward from the hub portion;
a rim supported on the spokes;
an interior-side spoke area cover facing an interior side of the spokes;
an exterior-side spoke area cover delimited by the rim facing an exterior side of the spokes; and
at least one over pressure-controlled and/or under pressure-controlled ventilation opening, the at least one ventilation opening being arranged to automatically ventilate a spoke area between the interior and exterior-side covers that is closed from the environment.

US Pat. No. 10,336,130

DRY-ERASE BOARD WITH INSERTS

Chameleon Corporation, In...

1. A dry-erase board comprising:a rigid base member, the rigid base member having a periphery;
a frame attached to at least a portion of the rigid base member, at least a portion of the frame being rotatable relative to the rigid base member; and
a cover disposed between the rigid base member and the frame, the cover movable relative to the rigid base member and having an erasable surface suitable for use with a writing instrument, and wherein the frame covers at least a portion of the periphery of rigid base member and at least a portion of a periphery of the cover.

US Pat. No. 10,336,054

ALIGNMENT METHOD FOR 3D PRINTER

XYZPRINTING, INC., New T...

1. An alignment method for 3D printer, adopted by a 3D printer comprising a 3D nozzle and a 2D pen-module, the alignment method comprising:a) controlling the 3D nozzle to jet material for printing an alignment template on a printing platform, wherein the alignment template comprises multiple alignment blocks formed by the material which are respectively and separately printed along at least one axis, and each of the alignment blocks respectively deviates from a center-line of each printed location according to an accumulated offset, and distances between each two neighbor center-lines are the same;
b) controlling the 2D pen-module to jet ink for printing an ink matrix on the alignment template, wherein the ink matrix comprises multiple ink blocks formed by the ink which are respectively and separately printed along same axis, and each of the ink blocks is exactly corresponding to the center-line of each printed location, and size and shape of each of the ink blocks are equal to size and shape of the alignment blocks;
c) determining a deviation between the 3D nozzle and the 2D pen-module according to covering status of each ink block and each corresponding alignment block at each printed location; and
d) performing a compensating alignment action to the 3D nozzle or the 2D pen-module according to the determined deviation so as to keep the 3D nozzle and the 2D pen-module to locate at a same printing datum.

US Pat. No. 10,335,835

METHOD FOR CLEANING A FASTENING SURFACE FOR A BALANCING ELEMENT ON A VEHICLE WHEEL

Schenck RoTec GmbH, Darm...

1. Method for cleaning a fastening surface for a balancing element on an inner face of a rim of a vehicle wheel, in which method the vehicle wheel is positioned in a holding apparatus such that a cleaning apparatus can be moved, via a handling apparatus, to the fastening surface on the inner face of the rim of the positioned vehicle wheel,wherein the cleaning apparatus is arranged at a free end of the handling apparatus and comprises a brush that is rotatably connected to a drive shaft of a motor,
wherein the brush is moved by the handling apparatus to a wetting device filled with a cleaning agent,
wherein an upper face of the brush is moved into a wetting plate of the wetting device such that at least one region of the brush is brought into contact with the cleaning agent,
wherein the brush is then rotated by 180° so that the cleaning agent is distributed in the brush,
wherein the brush wetted with cleaning agent is moved by the handling apparatus into the wheel rim, the brush being moved from below into the interior of the wheel rim and to at least one fastening surface,
wherein the brush is set in rotation around its axis by the motor, and
wherein the brush cleans the at least one fastening surface on the inner face of the wheel rim rotatably.

US Pat. No. 10,335,810

TWO COMPONENT MIXING MODULE

Graco Minnesota Inc., Mi...

1. A mixing module comprising:a first inlet;
a second inlet;
a first plug member downstream of the first inlet and comprising a first seat portion having a first spherical portion;
a second plug member downstream of the second inlet and comprising a second seat portion having a second spherical portion; and
a valve mixer downstream of the first and second plug members, the valve mixer comprising:
an integrator comprising:
a first chamber with a first proximal end and a first distal end; and
a second chamber with a second proximal end and a second distal end; and
a valve member that is movable between a first position and a second position, and that further comprises a substantially spherical portion;
wherein the valve member and the integrator are connected such that the integrator is movable with the valve member between the first position and the second position;
wherein the first and second spherical portions are complementary to and configured to interact with the substantially spherical portion of the valve member;
wherein the first inlet is fluidly connected to the first proximal end of the first chamber and the second inlet is fluidly connected to the second proximal end of the second chamber when the valve member is in the first position; and
wherein the second inlet is fluidly disconnected from the first and second chambers and the first proximal end of the first chamber is fluidly connected to the second proximal end of the second chamber when the valve member is in the second position.

US Pat. No. 10,335,732

CARBON SAFE VAPOR RECOVERY SYSTEM

JORDAN TECHNOLOGIES, LLC,...

11. A method for recovering volatile liquid vapor from an air-volatile liquid vapor mixture in a vapor mixture source, comprising:feeding an untreated air-volatile liquid vapor mixture from the vapor mixture source to a vapor absorption unit;
condensing and collecting volatile liquid vapor in said vapor absorption unit;
feeding an air-absorbent liquid vapor mixture from said absorption unit to an adsorption unit;
adsorbing the absorbent liquid vapor on a first bed of adsorbent in said adsorption unit;
regenerating a second bed of adsorbent in said adsorption unit with a vacuum regeneration unit; and
recycling regenerated vapors from said vacuum regeneration unit to said vapor absorption unit.

US Pat. No. 10,335,725

TOOL-LESS FILTRATION ASSEMBLY

AMERICAIR CORPORATION, M...

1. A tool-less air filtration system comprising:a main housing having
(a) an air pulling section with a first set of walls,
the first set of walls have a first exterior surface and a first interior surface, the first interior surface defines a fan cavity, and both the first exterior surface and the first interior surface define an air outlet aperture at the main housing's distal end and a section aperture and
(b) an air filter section having a second set of walls,
the second set of walls have a second exterior surface and a second interior surface,
the second set of walls (a) extend from the exterior surface of the first set of walls that define the section aperture and (b) define an interconnection surface at the main housing's proximal end;
the interconnection surface has a first tongue section, a first latch section, and a second latch section;
the interconnection surface and the first interior surface at and near the main housing's proximal end has polygonic shape having 10 to 30 sides;
the second interior surface defines a first portion of a filter cavity;
a bulkhead positioned on the exterior surface of the first set of walls that define the section aperture; a first gasket is positioned between the bulkhead and the first set of walls that define the section aperture, the bulkhead has a filtered air aperture,
a filter connection wall protrudes from the bulkhead into the filter cavity, encircles the section aperture, and has threads on the filter connection wall's exterior surface;
the threaded protrusion is capable to receive a threaded, distal end of a HEPA air filter;
a filter access panel having
a third set of walls that define an air inlet aperture at the proximal end of the tool-less air filtration system, a second portion of the filter cavity, and a friction connection surface;
the friction connection surface has a contact wall, a friction wall protruding from the contact wall toward the first portion of a filter cavity, and a gasket positioned at or near the juncture between the contact wall and the friction wall;
the contact wall releasably contacts the interconnection surface and the friction wall releasably friction fits to the first interior surface at and near the main housing's proximal end;
a first saddle and a second saddle, each saddle has a backstop section and a compression section, the backstop section is positioned to contact the HEPA air filter's proximal end when the HEPA air filter is properly positioned in the filter cavity and the compression section is positioned to apply a compression contact to the HEPA air filter when the HEPA air filter is properly positioned in the filter cavity in order to inhibit the HEPA air filter from becoming displaced during operation or movement;
a first tool-less extendable latch securely attached to the exterior surface of the first latch section, a first hook securely attached to the third set of walls' exterior surface, a second tool-less extendable latch securely attached to the exterior surface of the second latch section, a second hook securely attached to the third set of walls' exterior surface wherein the first extendable latch can releasably attach to the first hook and the second extendable latch can releasably attach to the second hook when the main housing and the filter access panel are to be connected to form the tool-less air filtration system that forces air entering the air inlet aperture to proceed through the HEPA filter prior to being exiting the air outlet aperture.

US Pat. No. 10,335,724

FILTER AND BARRIER

ERTEC ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTE...

1. A barrier material which comprises(i) an elongate load-bearing apertured sheet material and
(ii) an elongate apertured sheet filter material which is attached to the load-bearing apertured sheet material,the load-bearing apertured sheet material comprising(A) a first set of melt-extruded polymeric strands which are (i) parallel to each other and (ii) spaced apart from each other with a distance between adjacent strands of 0.1 to 0.5 inch, and
(B) a second set of melt-extruded polymeric strands which are (i) parallel to each other, (ii) spaced apart from each other with a distance between adjacent strands of 0.1 to 0.5 inch, and (iii) at an angle to the first strands;
the first and second sets of polymeric strands (a) being bonded to each other at crossover sections at which the polymeric strands are bonded together, and (b) forming open apertures which have a first aperture size, measured by the procedure of ASTM D-4751, andthe filter material(1) comprising(A) a first set of melt-extruded polymeric strands which are (i) parallel to each other and (ii) spaced apart from each other, and
(B) a second set of melt-extruded polymeric strands which are (i) parallel to each other, (ii) spaced apart from each other, and (iii) at an angle of 50-80° to the first strands;
the first and second sets of polymeric strands (a) being bonded to each other at crossover sections at which the polymeric strands are bonded together, and (b) forming open apertures which have a second aperture size, measured by the procedure of ASTM D-4751, the second aperture size being less than 500? (0.500 mm) and the first aperture size being at least 4 times the second aperture size,(2) having a percentage open area (measured by COE 02215-86) of at least 25%, and(3) having a length which can be changed elastically by at least 0.03%.

US Pat. No. 10,335,720

OPTIMIZATION OF VACUUM SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR DRYING DRILL CUTTINGS

FP Marangoni Inc., Calga...

1. A method of retro-fitting a shaker to include an air vacuum system, the air vacuum system for improving the separation of drilling fluid and drill cuttings on the shaker, the method comprising the steps of:a. installing a vacuum frame and manifold over screen support rails of a shaker;
b. installing a screen on the vacuum frame and manifold such that the vacuum frame and manifold mates with the underside of the screen; and
c. securing each of the support rails, vacuum screen and manifold and screen together for enabling a vacuum pressure to be applied to the underside of the screen;
wherein the shaker has at least two pairs of support rails and the vacuum frame and manifold is installed on a downstream pair of support rails, leaving at least one upstream pair of support rails without a vacuum frame and manifold.

US Pat. No. 10,335,715

WATER SKIMMING DEVICE AND METHOD

SW Feesaver, LLC, Greenv...

1. A skimmer for removing water from a sediment basin to a water removal system, said sediment basin having a depth, said skimmer comprising:a float portion;
a first pipe having a longitudinal axis, said first pipe being attached to and held by said float portion with said longitudinal axis in a horizontal position and at a distance below the surface of water in a sediment basin, said pipe having an orifice formed therein to admit said water from below said surface, said first pipe having a first end and an opposing second end;
a guard attached to said float portion and said first pipe, said guard fixedly positioning said float portion with respect to said first pipe and said orifice so that said orifice of said first pipe is located below said surface of said water, said guard having a continuous, vertically-extending side wall having a bottom edge defining a water flow path opening located below said orifice, said guard and said float portion surrounding said orifice upwardly from said bottom edge to thereby define a flow path into said orifice from the sediment basin to be only through said flow path opening, upwardly to said orifice, then downwardly though said orifice into said first pipe;
a second pipe having a first end and a second end;
an upper flexible coupling on said first end of said second pipe, said flexible coupling connected to said second end of said first pipe; and
a lower flexible coupling on said second end of said second pipe, said second flexible coupling being attachable to a water removal system; wherein said first pipe is attached to said float portion so that said orifice of said first pipe remains below said surface and the longitudinal axis remains below said surface by said distance, and said water flows through said orifice into said first pipe and then through said second pipe to said water removal system regardless of the elevation of said surface of water in said sediment basin.

US Pat. No. 10,335,713

EXTRACTION APPARATUS AND METHOD

Precision Extraction Corp...

1. A closed-loop extraction apparatus for extracting constituent components from a plant material by exposing them to a solvent, the closed-loop extractor apparatus comprising:a solvent tank for receiving and collecting the solvent;
a material tank for receiving the plant material and for receiving a liquid solvent from the solvent tank and exposing the plant material to the solvent for extracting constituent components from the plant material;
a collection tank for receiving the solvent from the material tank including the extracted constituent components; and
a cooled, inline lipid coagulation apparatus coupled between the material tank and the collection tank.

US Pat. No. 10,335,708

SYSTEM AND METHOD TO GENERATE STEAM BY MIXING A FEED WATER STREAM WITH A HEATING MEDIUM

Cameron Solutions, Inc., ...

1. A method to generate steam from a feed water stream, the method comprising:routing the feed water stream into a liquid pool zone of a vessel, the liquid pool zone including a heating medium, the heating medium being less volatile than the feed water stream and maintained at an operating temperature determined by vaporization requirements;
pre-mixing the feed water stream and the heating medium outside of the liquid pool zone of the vessel;
vaporizing at least a portion of the feed water stream due to contact with the heating medium in the liquid pool zone;
removing a vaporized portion of the feed water stream from a vapor separation zone of the vessel as steam; and
removing solids from the liquid pool zone of the vessel.

US Pat. No. 10,335,707

MODULAR DEMOUNTABLE SAFETY PANELS, COMPATIBLE WITH APPLICATION ON CONCRETE BASES OR METAL BARRIERS AT MOTOR RACING CIRCUITS AND THEIR RESPECTIVE ASSEMBLY PROCESS

LEADERTECH, UNIPESSOAL, L...

1. A demountable modular safety panel for installation on concrete bases at motor racing circuits, the demountable modular safety panel comprising:a tubular metal shaft (11), vertically aligned with ends of a fencing panel (3), the fencing panel (3) fastened to the tubular metal shaft (11) by a plurality of rectangular retaining brackets (9) and a plurality of metal connectors (12);
a top section (3-a) framed by a square tubular profile (3-b), the top section (3-a) having an insertion portion (10) configured to mount the top section (3-a) to the fencing panel (3) at a 45° angle relative to the fencing panel (3); and
wherein the demountable modular safety panel comprises two “I” section metal supports (15) configured to engage two “U” section channel guides (14) at either end of each concrete base (13) such that each “I” section metal support does not protrude from either end of the concrete base the tubular metal shaft is also received inside the “U” section channel guides along with the “I” shaped section, and an “L” section metal bracket (17) configured to affix the fencing panel (3) of the top section (3-a) to the concrete base (13).

US Pat. No. 10,335,705

VENUE TRAYS AND METHOD FOR MOVING VENUE TRAYS

Tait Towers Manufacturing...

9. An arrangement comprising:a first venue tray, the first venue tray having a close range event portion at which a live actor can make a presentation and/or a display can be shown and a home row seating section;
a second venue tray, the second venue tray having a downrange seating section;
a first periphery event portion at which a live actor can make a presentation and/or a display can be shown; and
a second periphery event portion at which a live actor can make a presentation and/or a display can be shown, the first venue tray and the second venue tray being displaceable relative to one another to a position in which audience members located on the first venue tray view a presentation or a display at the close range event portion of the first venue tray along a different sight line than audience members located on the second venue tray, the first venue tray and the second venue tray being positionable relative to one another such that audience members located on the first venue tray view a presentation or a display at the first periphery portion along the same sight line as audience members located on the second venue tray, and the first venue tray and the second venue tray being displaceable as a single unit to a location at which audience members located on the first venue tray view a presentation or a display at the second periphery event portion along the same sight line as audience members located on the second venue tray.

US Pat. No. 10,335,704

ARTICLE AND PACKAGING FOR GENERATING BUBBLES

Ogosport LLC, Brooklyn, ...

1. An article for soap bubble generation, comprising:an article having at least two flexible and planar films of liquid-resistant material sealed on at least one common edge and forming a pocket between said films; and
a distal planar web provided integrally with said article and extending distally from said sealed common edge, said distal web adapted to be dipped in bubble solution and having at least one hole adapted to form soap bubbles when said web is dipped in bubble solution and air is moved through said at least one hole,
wherein said web is formed by co-planar fusion of said at least two films at respective distal ends of said at least two films.

US Pat. No. 10,335,703

RING COMBINATION TOY

LI HSEN PLASTICS CO., LTD...

1. A ring combination toy, comprising:a plurality of assembling bodies, each being a ring structure and having a plurality of first connecting portions; and
a plurality of assembling pieces, each having two connecting structures and a bent portion, and the connecting structures being coupled to one another through the bent portion to form the assembling pieces, and each of the connecting structures having a second connecting portion corresponding to the respective first connecting portion;
wherein when the second connecting portions of any one of the assembling pieces are engaged with the first connecting portions of any two of the assembling bodies respectively, the assembling bodies and the assembling pieces are spliced together and provided for a user to combine,
wherein the first connecting portions are disposed with an interval apart from each other, and a limit portion is formed and protruded from the interval between the first connecting portions,
wherein the ring combination toy further comprises a spherical stack piece disposed at a circular hollow position for stacking the assembling bodies with each other at a hollow ring position between any two of the assembling bodies when playing the toy.

US Pat. No. 10,335,701

MODEL RAILCAR FOR CLEANING MODEL TRAIN TRACK

KOREA BASS CO., LTD., Se...

1. A model railcar for cleaning a model train track, which is a model railcar for cleaning a model train track while being driven along the model train track by a motor which is driven by electricity supplied through rails of the model train track and train wheels, the model railcar comprising:a fan arranged toward the model train track;
a dust collecting chamber configured to accommodate foreign substances suctioned by the fan; and
a cleaning block having a cleaning pad attached to a surface of the model train track, which faces the rails, wherein a cleaning member is removably attached to the cleaning pad and surrounds an upper surface and lower surface of the cleaning pad, wherein a first cleaning member is removably attached to the cleaning pad to polish the rails and a second cleaning member is removably attached to wash the rails,
wherein:
the fan is driven by another motor and suctions the foreign substances on the model train track;
the suctioned foreign substances are moved to the dust collecting chamber through a path connected to the dust collecting chamber;
the cleaning block including a solution container positioned on an upper portion thereof and a cleaning pad attachment part positioned on a lower portion thereof, and is detachable from a lower portion of the model railcar;
a through hole is formed between the solution container and the cleaning pad attachment part so that a solution in the solution container is transferred to the cleaning pad;
the cleaning pad is detachable from the cleaning block and formed of an elastic material; and
a lower end surface of the cleaning pad is positioned lower than upper surfaces of the rails of the model train track, is elastically pressed, and comes into contact with the rails.

US Pat. No. 10,335,700

TUBE RACER TRACK SYSTEM

DONGGUAN SILVERLIT TOYS C...

20. A closed loop toy track and a motorized toy vehicle for moving within the closed loop toy track, comprising:a plurality of elongated tube sections which are connectable to form an endless closed loop track, each of the tube sections having a first end part and a second end part which are configured to axially connect with a complimentary one of the first or second end parts of adjacent tube sections by means of respective interlocking structures provided on the first and second end parts of each tube section such that the tube sections are rotatable relative each other about a longitudinal axis running through each tube section and the relative rotation permits the track to form a three dimensional layout, wherein each of the tube sections is open adjacent the first and second end parts and throughout the tube sections to form an unobstructed straight axial pathway, the tube sections are each formed by two separate and distinct half tubes with elongated edges configured such that the half tubes are releasably connected along the elongated edges;
wherein at least one of the plurality of elongated tube sections is further configured to include an integral branch tube section attached to the elongated tube section between the first and second end parts and having a third end part adjacent the second end part to form a Y-shaped tube section with a first pathway and a second pathway, the first pathway being the unobstructed straight axial pathway and the second pathway being a non-straight pathway formed by the branch tube section, the branch tube section includes a first curved portion forming a juncture with the first pathway and a second straight portion parallel to the first pathway, wherein the juncture is configured to permit a smooth diversion of the motorized vehicle between the first pathway and the second pathway as the motorized toy vehicle moves along the endless closed loop track and wherein the Y-shaped tube section is configured to form multiple closed loop paths within the endless closed loop track; and
wherein the motorized toy vehicle is shaped to be longer in length than in height or width and is configured to be propelled without obstruction through the endless closed loop track formed by the plurality of tube sections with a front of the motorized vehicle leading a rear of the motorized vehicle by both a motor in the motorized vehicle and a frictional engaging interaction between the motorized vehicle and an inner wall of the plurality of tube sections due to a biasing action of a spring in the motorized vehicle that urges the motorized toy vehicle against the inner wall.

US Pat. No. 10,335,699

CAR TYPE MODEL

GATEWAY AUTOART LIMITED, ...

1. A car type model comprising(a) a body formed by a resin to which left and right doors are hingedly attached for opening and closing;
(b) a reinforcing member which is formed of a metal and is detachably attachable to an inside of the body; and
(c) a chassis that is detachably attachable to the reinforcing member;
wherein the body comprises left and right bottom portions disposed under the left and right doors, each of the left and right bottom portions comprising an elongate side surface;
wherein the reinforcing member comprises left and right frame portions with each comprising an elongate side surface;
wherein the respective elongate side surfaces of the left and right bottom portions of the body abut the elongate side surfaces of the left and right frame portions with the reinforcing member detachably attached to the body;
wherein the respective side surfaces of the elongate left and right frame portions collectively comprise a first set of screw holes and the elongate left and right bottom portions of the body collectively comprise a second set of screw holes, wherein the first set of screw holes and the second set of screw holes align with each other when the reinforcing member is detachably attached to the body, and wherein the respective first and second sets of screw holes are configured and arranged such that, with a plurality of screws screwed through the aligned screw holes in the respective side surfaces of the left and right body portions and the left and right frame portions, the left and right bottom portions are inhibited from flexing when the left and right doors are opened and closed.

US Pat. No. 10,335,693

UNIVERSAL CONTROLLER HOLSTER

Integr8ted Minds Inc., M...

1. A universal controller holster comprising:a first element comprising:
two collars;
an arm connecting the two collars;
a spine extending from the center of arm; and
an angled tooth disposed at the end of the spine distal from the arm; and
a second element comprising:
a mount, the mount comprising a plurality of detents substantially to one end of the mount, each detent having an opening on the side of the mount proximal to the spine that is smaller in size than the angled tooth;
an angled support arm extending from the end of the mount distal from the detents;
a lip extending at an angle from the angled support arm;
a pass-through conduit disposed on the top of the angled support arm; and
a clip extending from the mount,wherein the angled tooth of the first element releasably mates with one of the detents of the mount to attach the spine to the mount,wherein the lip extends downward from the angled support arm toward the first element.

US Pat. No. 10,335,687

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING VIRTUAL OBJECTS IN A COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT

9LOGIC TECHNOLOGIES, Red...

1. A gaming system comprising:an input device;
a display device;
a processor; and
a memory device storing instructions, which when executed by the processor, cause the processor, in conjunction with the input device and the display device, to:
initiate and execute a game that includes at least a first portion of the game and an uber hunt of the game;
generate user navigating locations associated with real-time locations;
dynamically generate virtual objects;
hide the virtual objects at the user navigating locations associated with the real-time locations;
generate virtual game objects;
enable a user to collect, using the virtual game objects, the hidden virtual objects;
offer a plurality of virtual rewards to the user based on the collection of the virtual game objects;
initiate and execute the uber hunt in response to the selection of a displayed icon;
generate and display a plurality of interactive queries using the plurality of virtual rewards for participating in the uber hunt;
generate and display clues for solving the plurality of interactive queries based on the virtual rewards;
enable the user to solve the plurality of interactive queries;
generate an uber virtual object searching game object;
generate an uber virtual object located within the user navigating locations associated with the real-time locations;
enable the user to use the uber virtual object searching game object to search for and collect the uber virtual object located within the user navigating locations associated with the real-time locations;
in response to the user collecting the uber virtual object, provide a higher level reward;
generate and display a leader board that provides distances covered by the user, coins collected by the user, and prizes collected by the user;
multiply the virtual objects on the user navigating virtual locations;
lock the virtual objects on the user navigating virtual locations;
print user initials on the virtual objects, wherein other users are enabled to view the user initials;
prevent the user on the user navigating virtual locations from seeing objections;
apply a crystal balls applying object on the user navigating virtual locations to enable the user to see any virtual objects with a radius of the user navigating virtual locations of a current position of the user;
apply a parrot object configured to fetch at least one of the virtual objects which is distant from the user, and bring the fetched at least one virtual object to a location of the user;
generate virtual hoardings;
publish advertisements on the virtual hoardings at the user navigating virtual locations; and
increase values of the virtual objects and the uber virtual object based on the published advertisements.

US Pat. No. 10,335,678

GAME PROGRAM AND INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE

DENA CO., LTD., Tokyo (J...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium having machine-executable instructions with which a computer having a storage and a hardware processor, for providing a service, said machine-executable instructions comprising:a screen generation process that generates a game screen having disposed thereon multiple selectable objects that a player is allowed to select;
an acceptance process that accepts selection operation input on said selectable objects at the moment when a pointing location initially arrives at the location of a selectable object disposed on the game screen while the movement of said pointing location on the game screen is maintained by the player's operations, and said acceptance process accepts the selection operation input in a sequential manner, starting with the selectable object at which the pointing location arrives the earliest;
a special effect generation process that generates special effects in the course of a game driven by the player's operations based on at least one of the moment when the pointing location initially arrives at the location of the selectable object, or the order in which the selection operation input on the selectable objects is accepted;
a counting process that starts counting standby time associated with each of the selectable objects in the order of acceptance of the selection operation input, and
an action control process that establishes control over the actions of controlled objects associated with each of the selectable objects upon the elapse of the respective standby time, and
the special effect generation process
determines whether nor not a time difference between an earlier action of a controlled object associated with a certain selectable object and a later action of a controlled object associated with another selectable object is within a predetermined period of time and
generates special effects in the course of a game driven by the player's operations if it is determined to be within the predetermined period of time;
wherein the screen generation process generates a game screen including a control area where the multiple selectable objects are disposed, and
the acceptance process accepts the selection operation input on said selectable objects at the moment when the pointing location initially arrives at the location of a selectable object disposed in the control area, regardless of whether or not the pointing location has been located outside the control area, while the movement of the pointing location on the game screen is maintained by the player's operations.

US Pat. No. 10,335,677

AUGMENTED REALITY SYSTEM WITH AGENT DEVICE FOR VIEWING PERSISTENT CONTENT AND METHOD OF OPERATION THEREOF

Matthew Daniel Fuchs, Lo...

1. A method of operation for an augmented reality system comprising:configuring an agent device to detect a current location using a position sensor and a current orientation using an orientation sensor, the current location is a current real-world location;
detecting an entry point between a first frame of reference and a second frame of reference, the entry point within a detection threshold of the current location;
accessing the second frame of reference from the first frame of reference by entering the entry point;
detecting a system object in the second frame of reference;
retrieving a content associated with the system object;
calculating a persistence of the system object based on a current time less than a persistence extent;
calculating a visibility of the system object for the agent device having a role matching a visibility access right; and
presenting real world imagery with an overlay of content associated with the system object to a viewing unit of the agent device based on the persistence and the visibility.

US Pat. No. 10,335,667

REMOVABLE ASSEMBLY FOR A SKATEBOARD

DRYSURF, S.L., Gipuzkoa ...

1. A removable assembly for converting a skateboard formed by a board, a front wheel unit and a rear wheel unit, into a surfskate, the removable assembly comprising:a base piece (1) configured for the fixing thereof to the board (40) of the skateboard;
an upper piece (7) configured for the fixing thereof in a removable manner to the front wheel unit (36), and
a torsion spring (6) arranged between the base piece (1) and the upper piece (7); where the base piece (1) is coupled to the upper piece (7) such that they can rotate with respect to each other; and where the torsion spring (6) exerts a force aimed at causing both pieces (1,7) to regain a neutral position corresponding to a rectilinear displacement of the skateboard and where when the removable assembly is attached to the board and the front wheel unit attached to the upper piece (7), a first distance between the board (40) and the front wheel unit is increased as compared to when the front wheel unit is attached directly to the board (40), wherein
a second distance between the front wheel unit and the rear wheel unit of the skateboard is unchanged when the removable assembly is disposed between the board and the front wheel unit.

US Pat. No. 10,335,663

3-IN-1 GOLF CUP

Joseph L. DeMilio, Littl...

1. The invention claimed is a practice putting cup comprising: two larger faces, that both act as the top of the device that receives the putted golf ball or the bottom that rests on the ground by flipping the device over, enabling the practicing golfer to hit putts onto the device that break or go straight with the effect that the different sides will provide for ball movement in opposite directions relative to a hole that each face has in it; two smaller faces that act as the side or rear of the device depending upon which large face the device is resting upon; one circular face surrounding the hole in the device; eight edges, four of which border both the two smaller and two larger faces, two circular edges that border the hole in the large faces, one edge, the shortest, that borders only the two smaller faces and represents the device's apex when resting upon either of the two larger faces, and one edge, the front and longest, that borders only both large faces that can be positioned at different angles or perpendicular relative to the practicing golfer, is flush with the surface it is resting upon, and is the entry point for receiving the putted golf ball onto the device; four angular points, or vertices; the hole larger than 1.68 inches in diameter, formed, or cut all the way through the entire device in both large faces and generally located in a position far enough away from one smaller face to leave space for a golf ball to move right to left left to right, or go straight upon entering the device on its way toward the hole.

US Pat. No. 10,335,661

BREASTSTROKE LEG STRENGTH TRAINING DEVICE

SHANDONG NORMAL UNIVERSIT...

1. A breaststroke leg strength training device, comprising a lower panel,and a prostrate platform that is connected with the lower panel through an elastic band and is located below one side of the lower panel;
a slit consistent with a breaststroke leg movement trajectory is formed in the lower panel, and an elastic band attachment column is respectively arranged at positions on both sides of the slit and on the lower panel;
two foot pedal middle shafts configured to move back and forth in the slit are arranged in the slit of the lower panel and extend to the lower side of the lower panel; and
the elastic band is connected with the elastic band attachment columns through a fixed beam fixed to the prostrate platform and the two foot pedal middle shafts.

US Pat. No. 10,335,643

AUTOMATIC GOLF BALL WASHER

Arnstone Products, Inc., ...

1. An automatic golf ball washer comprising:a top lid and a bottom basin capable of being substantially closed when brought together, the top lid openable with respect to the basin by pivoting of the lid from the basin;
a plurality of paddles arranged in the basin defining two spaces to receive two golf balls into the two spaces, the two spaces separated by at least one paddle of the plurality of paddles, the paddles mounted for rotation within the basin about a center axis of rotation;
a motor housed below the basin connected to the paddles to spin the plurality of paddles about the center axis of rotation to revolve the golf balls around the center axis of rotation;
the basin configured to hold a quantity of cleaning fluid;
wherein the paddles comprise solid surfaces for pushing the golf balls to revolve within the basin.

US Pat. No. 10,335,637

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING AND INTERPRETING REPETITIVE MOTIONS

Focus Ventures, Inc., Sa...

1. A computer based method for interpreting repetitive movements performed by a user of a motion tracking device as part of updating a physical therapy treatment, the method comprising:receiving motion data from the motion tracking device, the motion data representing motions performed by the user of the motion tracking device associated with a repetitive movement associated with the physical therapy treatment;
determining, by the computer, based on the motion data and the repetitive movement, a form with which the user performs the repetitive movement having the steps of:
identifying, by the computer, repetitive features in one or more signals of the motion data;
comparing, by the computer, the repetitive features with correct movement data associated with the repetitive movement; and
determining, by the computer, based on the comparison, the form with which the user is performing the repetitive movement including the steps of:
identifying, by the computer, repetitive features in one or more signals of the motion data;
comparing, by the computer, the repetitive features with correct movement data associated with the repetitive movement; and
determining, by the computer, based on the comparison, the form with which the user is performing the repetitive movement;
generating, by the computer, based on the determined form with which the user performs the repetitive motion, feedback, the feedback representing the form with which the user is performing the repetitive movement;
receiving an updated physical therapy treatment based upon the determined form.

US Pat. No. 10,335,635

HEAD AND NECK EXERCISE METHODS

Berendo Scientific, LLC, ...

1. A method for performing head and neck exercises, the method comprising:positioning a member defining an open proximal portion of a head and neck exercise apparatus to a mouth of a user, the head and neck exercise apparatus including a valve mechanism fluidly disposed within the member between the open proximal portion and a distal portion, the distal portion including a membrane or chromogenic material that defines a feedback mechanism, and the feedback mechanism being operatively arranged with the member and configured to respond when an absolute pressure within the open proximal portion is greater in magnitude than a threshold absolute pressure; and
generating, by the user, with the head and neck exercise apparatus, for a predetermined number of repetitions or duration of time, the absolute pressure within the open proximal portion such that there is a response in the feedback mechanism to train muscles associated with creating the absolute pressure.

US Pat. No. 10,335,630

EXERCISE ACCESSORY

Scott Buniak, Clifton Pa...

1. An exercise accessory comprising: (a) a moisture absorbent or moisture wicking fabric having opposing ends; and (b) a reinforcing strap arrayed along a length of the fabric and coupled to the fabric with stitching; wherein the moisture absorbent or moisture wicking fabric is configured to envelop at least a portion of the reinforcing strap, and wherein the reinforcing strap defines one or more loops configured to be operably coupled to an exerciser via an attachment accessory.

US Pat. No. 10,335,626

EXERCISE MACHINE WITH PANCAKE MOTOR

Tonal Systems, Inc., San...

1. An exercise machine comprising:a pancake motor, wherein the pancake motor is in an out-runner configuration;
a torque controller coupled to the pancake motor;
a spool coupled to the pancake motor, and a cable wound about the spool;
an arm to position the cable, wherein the arm comprises: 1) an arm slider to translate the arm and guide the cable along a rail associated with the arm, 2) a vertical pivot locking mechanism to position and keep the arm in a fixed vertical pivoted position, and 3) a horizontal pivot mechanism for the rail;
an actuator coupled to the cable at an end of the arm;
a high resolution encoder coupled to the pancake motor wherein the high resolution encoder determines motor position of the pancake motor; and
a second encoder with resolution lower than a high resolution encoder, wherein the second encoder determines position of the actuator.

US Pat. No. 10,335,620

METHODS OF MAKING MANUFACTURED HOUSING COMPONENTS AND MANUFACTURED HOMES

ScotBilt Homes, Inc., Wa...

11. A method making a manufactured housing component for a manufactured home, said method comprising:forming a preassembled fire prevention pipe structure having an overall pipe structure length, an overall pipe structure width, and an overall pipe structure height, the overall pipe structure length being at least 50% of an overall home length of the manufactured home, wherein said forming step comprises:
assembling multiple pipe segments on a first frame structure so as to form the preassembled fire prevention pipe structure, the first frame structure having a first frame structure length and a first frame structure width, the first frame structure length being equal to or greater than the overall pipe structure length, and the first frame structure width being equal to or greater than the overall pipe structure width; and
after said forming step, positioning the preassembled fire prevention pipe structure into the manufactured home, as a single piece, so as to provide a fire prevention pipe structure for the manufactured home; and
after said positioning step, assembling a roof of the manufactured home over the preassembled fire prevention pipe structure.

US Pat. No. 10,335,616

ASCENDER

KENTECH SYSTEMS LIMITED, ...

1. An ascender comprising:a pulley having a circular shape and capable of removably winding a rope thereon;
an input shaft capable of removably connecting an output shaft of a rotary electric tool thereto;
a support member having a fixed plate integrally connected with a front side support part, the support member supporting the pulley and the input shaft to be rotatable and including an open part which enables the rope to be wound on the pulley;
a transmission mechanism interposed between the input shaft and the pulley so as to transmit a rotational force of the input shaft to the pulley;
a rope guide provided on the support member so as to guide the rope wound on the pulley at an entrance passage and an exit passage of the rope;
a cam pivotally supported on the support member so as to be movable toward and away from the pulley, the cam being configured to move toward the pulley to bite into the rope wound on the pulley to thereby prevent a movement of the ascender with respect to the rope when the ascender is going to move in a descending direction, and to move away from the pulley to allow the movement of the ascender with respect to the rope when the ascender is going to move in an ascending direction;
an energizing member that energizes the cam in a direction to move toward the pulley;
an operating member for an action to move the cam away from the pulley; and
a closing member that is movable for opening and closing the open part, the closing member being pivotally supported on a support shaft mounted on the support member, the support shaft including a carabiner hanging hole,
wherein the pulley is capable of being rotated more than a full revolution.

US Pat. No. 10,335,610

CATHETER APPARATUS, BRACHYTHERAPY SYSTEM AND METHOD USING THE SAME

BRAXX BIOTECH CO., LTD, ...

1. A catheter apparatus, comprising:a tubular member; and
four or more fluid-flow pipe members, each having a proximal end and a distal end, and each being disposed around a periphery of the tubular member along an axial direction thereof;
wherein each of the four or more fluid-flow pipe members is provided with an independent positioning member at the distal end thereof; and wherein four or more positioning members are provided;
an outer tube member is provided outside the tubular member and the fluid-flow pipe members, and the outer tube member forms a sealed blind end at the distal ends; and
the four or more fluid-flow pipe members pierce through the outer tube member from an inner wall surface of the outer tube member to an outer wall surface thereof at different locations of the outer tube member so as to couple with respective positioning members.

US Pat. No. 10,335,596

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR NEUROMODULATION TREATMENTS OF PAIN AND OTHER CONDITIONS

Nalu Medical, Inc., Carl...

1. An apparatus for delivering stimulation energy to tissue, comprising:an implantable device comprising an implantable energy storage element and at least one implantable antenna, the implantable device configured to deliver stimulation energy to tissue;
an external device comprising an external antenna, the external device configured to transmit power and data to the implantable device via a wireless link;
wherein the apparatus is configured to assess quality of the wireless link by assessing rate of charging of the implantable energy storage element,
wherein the apparatus is configured to perform the assessment of the quality of the wireless link periodically,
wherein the apparatus is further configured to increase power level of transmissions during the performance of the assessment, and
wherein the apparatus is further configured to reduce the power level of the external device transmissions until a discharge rate of the implantable energy storage element is faster than the charge rate of the energy storage element.

US Pat. No. 10,335,589

METHOD FOR POSITIONING TERMINAL END OF PACEMAKER LEAD, WHICH HAS PASSED THROUGH CORONARY SINUS, IN INTERVENTRICULAR SEPTUM

TAU-PNU MEDICAL CO., LTD....

15. A method of positioning a tip of a pacemaker lead, which has passed through a coronary sinus, into an interventricular septum, in order to effectively transmit electrical stimulus, the method comprising:a step of inserting an intervention wire through a superior vena cava and a coronary sinus to pass through the interventricular septum and then guiding the intervention wire to an inferior vena cava; and
a step of positioning the tip of the lead into the interventricular septum by inserting the pacemaker lead along the intervention wire.

US Pat. No. 10,335,571

BREATHABLE GAS INLET CONTROL DEVICE FOR RESPIRATORY TREATMENT APPARATUS

ResMed Paris SAS, (FR)

1. A respiratory treatment apparatus configured to provide a flow of breathable gas to a patient in successive respiratory cycles, each cycle including an inspiration phase and an expiration phase, comprising:a gas inlet having a variable aperture that is adjustable between a range of positions from a closed position and to fully open;
a gas outlet; and
a flow generator adapted to provide a supply of pressurized breathable gas from the gas inlet and to the gas outlet, the gas inlet conducting the supply of pressurized breathable gas to the flow generator; and
a controller to control the pressure generated by the flow generator,
wherein the variable aperture is configured to, during the inspiration phase of each respiratory cycle, vary proportionally in opening size as a function of an induced level of flow of breathable gas provided adjacent to the gas outlet, said induced level of flow generated by the patient.

US Pat. No. 10,335,570

METHOD OF SEPARATING AND DISTRIBUTING OXYGEN

3B MEDICAL INC., Winter ...

1. A delivery system for oxygen separated from ambient air comprising:a separator comprising:
at least one separation column, the at least one separation column containing an inlet at a first end and an outlet at a second end;
a last in/first out (LIFO) buffer column having a single inlet at a first end and having an adsorbent with a high capacity for nitrogen adsorption; wherein the LIFO buffer column is configured to receive through the single inlet a first stream of high purity oxygen from the outlet of the at least one separation column, reorder the single stream, and feed a reordered stream of high purity oxygen through the single inlet and to the at least one separation column;
a vacuum pump;
a valve system that connects the vacuum pump with the at least one separation column;
wherein the vacuum pump is connected to the valve system to remove gas from the at least one separation column by enabling a flow path from the at least one separation column to a pump inlet of the vacuum pump, and to transfer a gas into the at least one separation column by enabling a different flow path from a pump outlet to the at least one separation column;
a nose cannula;
wherein the oxygen separator separates oxygen from air in discrete pulses and supplies oxygen through a check valve to the nose cannula directly from the at least one separation column in response to inhalation by a person through the nose cannula.

US Pat. No. 10,335,569

OXYGEN FACE MASK AND COMPONENT SYSTEM

Monitor Mask Inc., Seatt...

11. A face mask to cover a user's nose and at least partially cover a user's mouth and configured to deliver oxygen to a user, the face mask comprising:a wall;
a port in the wall;
an engagement portion around the port; and
a first mask connector configured to connect to the port, the first mask connector having:
a first end configured to connect to a mating connector and to be external to the mask;
an external flange distal to the first end and configured to appose an outer surface of the wall of the mask;
a non-circular neck region distal to the external flange and configured to appose the engagement portion to prevent rotation of the first mask connector relative to the face mask;
a second end distal to the neck region; and
a first longitudinal channel continuous from the first end to the second end;
an internal flange distal to the neck region and configured to appose a portion of an inside of the wall and to minimize outward longitudinal movement of the first mask connector relative to the rest of the mask, the internal flange having a non-circular cross-sectional shape and an outer footprint that is smaller than an outer footprint of the port.

US Pat. No. 10,335,567

NITRIC OXIDE UPPER AIRWAY DELIVERY SYSTEM AND METHOD

12th Man Technologies, In...

1. A nasal delivery system for delivering nitric oxide-containing gas to an upper respiratory tract of a subject, comprising:a source of nitric oxide-containing gas;
a nasal interface adapted to provide fluid communication between the source of nitric oxide-containing gas and the nostrils of the subject;
a flow-control valve for controlling the flow of the nitric oxide-containing gas from the source to the subject;
a flow sensor positioned near the oral cavity of the subject; and
a control unit in communication with the flow-control valve and the flow sensor;
wherein the control unit is configured to allow delivery of nitric oxide-containing gas to the upper respiratory tract while the soft palate of the subject is open during exhalation of air.

US Pat. No. 10,335,566

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING VENTILATION

ADVANCED COOLING THERAPY,...

1. A system for providing ventilation assistance or control, the system comprising:(a) at least one processor;
(b) at least one operator interface configured to provide input to the processor;
(c) at least one input device; and
(d) at least one memory device that stores a plurality of instructions, which when executed by the at least one processor, cause the at least one processor to:
(i) receive, via the at least one operator interface, a first setting for a ventilator parameter and a target pressure for an esophageal pressure of a patient;
(ii) deliver, via at least one conduit, a first volume of gas to the patient in accordance with the first setting;
(iii) receive, via the at least one input device, a measured value for the esophageal pressure;
(iv) determine whether the measured value satisfies the target pressure;
(v) deliver, via the at least one conduit, a second volume of gas to the patient in accordance with a randomized setting in response to determining that the measured value satisfies the target pressure, the randomized setting determined based on a random value that is applied to the first setting of the ventilator parameter;
(vi) deliver, via the at least one conduit, the second volume of gas to the patient in accordance with a corrected setting in response to determining that the measured value does not satisfy the target pressure, the corrected setting determined based on a correction factor that is applied to the first setting of the ventilator parameter; and
(v) adjust the correction factor based upon a magnitude of difference between the measured value and the target pressure of the esophageal pressure of the patient.

US Pat. No. 10,335,554

NEEDLE COVER

Sta-Med, LLC, Irvine, CA...

1. A single-use protective cover, comprising:a housing generally surrounding a needle and configured to connect to a syringe, the needle comprising a central longitudinal axis;
a sleeve configured to move in a first stage with respect to the housing between an extended position and a retracted position substantially without impediment, the sleeve comprising a needle aperture and a needle channel extending axially along the sleeve and configured to receive the needle such that a distal tip of the needle is covered by the sleeve in the extended position and is exposed in the retracted position;
a biasing member configured to bias the sleeve toward the extended position; and
a locking member comprising a central longitudinal axis that is radially offset from the central longitudinal axis of the needle when the sleeve is in the retracted and extended positions;
wherein a distal end of the sleeve is substantially flush with a distal end of the housing when the sleeve is in the retracted position; and
wherein the locking member engages, with an engagement, the sleeve in a second stage as the sleeve moves from the retracted position to the extended position, wherein the engagement between the locking member and the sleeve occurs distal to a proximal-most end of the sleeve and comprises resiliently deflecting the locking member with the sleeve, and wherein the engagement obstructs the sleeve from moving to the retracted position to thereby inhibit reuse of the protective cover.

US Pat. No. 10,335,548

SYRINGE ASSEMBLY

Cinti Medical, Inc., Tem...

1. A syringe assembly, comprising:a barrel, the barrel is arranged about a longitudinal axis and is fitted internally with a head of a plunger, an inner plug, an outer plug, and a framework, the head, the inner plug, the outer plug, and the framework are each arranged about the longitudinal axis of the barrel, the head, the inner plug, and the outer plug are engaged slidably to the barrel, a first chamber in the barrel for containing a first component is between the head of the plunger and the inner plug, a second chamber in the barrel for containing a second component is between the inner plug and the outer plug, a third chamber in the barrel is between the outer plug and a discharge end of the barrel, and the framework is collapsible and is in the third chamber;
the head slides along the barrel and moves through the first chamber to against the inner plug for driving the first component from the first chamber between the barrel and the inner plug and into the second chamber for initially mixing the first component with the second component in the second chamber, when the plunger is plunged along the barrel toward the inner plug from an initial position of the head to a first position of the head;
the head and the inner plug concurrently slide along the barrel and the inner plug moves through the second chamber to against the outer plug for driving the first component and the second component from the second chamber between the barrel and the outer plug and into the third chamber, when the plunger is plunged along the barrel toward the outer plug from the first position of the head to a second position of the head; and
the head, the inner plug, and the outer plug concurrently slide along the barrel and the outer plug moves through the third chamber collapsing the framework between the outer plug and the discharge end for turbulent mixing the first component and the second component in the third chamber into a solution and for injecting the solution through the discharge end of the barrel from the third chamber, when the plunger is plunged along the barrel toward the discharge end from the second position of the head to a plunged position of the head;
wherein the first component is one of a solvent and a solute, and the second component is the other one of the solvent and the solute.

US Pat. No. 10,335,546

APPARATUS FOR OPTIMIZING A PATIENT'S INSULIN DOSAGE REGIMEN

Hygieia, Inc., Ann Arbor...

1. An apparatus for improving a patient's insulin dosage regimen, comprising:at least one computer-readable memory for storing: programming instructions, data inputs corresponding at least to one or more components in the patient's insulin dosage regimen, and a patient's blood-glucose-level measurements determined at a plurality of times within a predefined period of time;
a timer for monitoring the predefined period of time, the timer being incremented based on at least one of: passage of a separate predetermined increment of time or receipt of at least one of the patient's of blood-glucose-level measurements;
a display operative to display information corresponding to at least the patient's insulin dosage regimen; and
a processor configured to communicate with the at least one computer-readable memory and to execute the programming instructions stored in the at least one computer-readable memory to cause the apparatus to perform a method comprising:
(i) determining a number that represents excessive hypoglycemic events within the predefined period of time;
(ii) determining, after obtaining at least one blood-glucose-level measurement but before obtaining a subsequent blood-glucose-level measurement, whether the obtained blood-glucose-level measurement reflects a hypoglycemic event or a severe hypoglycemic event;
(iii) reducing at least one of the one or more components in the patient's insulin dosage regimen in response to a determination that the obtained blood-glucose-level measurement represents a severe hypoglycemic event;
(iv) reducing at least one of the one or more components in the patient's insulin dosage regimen in response to a determination that the obtained blood-glucose-level measurements results in an excessive number of hypoglycemic events during the predefined period of time; wherein the timer is reinitiated after the determination that there have been an excessive number of hypoglycemic events over the predefined period of time; and
(v) determining, at the end of the predefined period of time, from a plurality of the data corresponding to the patient's blood-glucose-level measurements whether and by how much to vary at least one of the one or more components in the patient's insulin dosage regimen in order to maintain the patient's blood-glucose-level measurements within a predefined range; and
(vi) communicating the revised at least one of the one or more components in the patients insulin dosage regimen to the display to enable the patient's insulin dosage regimen to be updated on the display;
wherein the timer is reinitiated after the determination of whether and by how much to vary at least one of the one or more components in the patient's insulin dosage regimen.

US Pat. No. 10,335,541

PUMP CASSETTES WITH FLOW STOP AND INFUSION PUMP SYSTEMS

CareFusion 2200, Inc., S...

1. A pump cassette comprising: a rigid body comprising two opposing edge sections, an inlet port, an outlet port, and a controllable fluid pathway extending from the inlet port to the outlet port; a slider coupled to the two opposing edge sections and longitudinally articulable along the two opposing edge sections with respect to the rigid body; and a flow stop valve operably coupled to the controllable fluid pathway, wherein the flow stop valve is disposed on the rigid body such that longitudinal articulation of the slider along the two opposing edge sections causes a portion of the slider to actuate the flow stop valve, wherein the flow stop valve is configured to occlude fluid flow through the controllable fluid pathway when the slider is in a first position, and to allow fluid flow through the controllable fluid pathway when the slider is in a second position, wherein the flow stop valve comprises a striker portion coupled to a membrane portion, wherein the portion of the slider is configured to depress the striker portion to urge the membrane portion to occlude fluid flow through the controllable fluid pathway, wherein the striker portion comprises a piece attached to the membrane portion, wherein the portion of the slider is configured to contact the piece to depress the piece when the slider is in the first position, and wherein the piece is configured to align under a recess of the slider such that the slider does not contact the piece when the slider is in the second position.

US Pat. No. 10,335,540

PHARMACEUTICAL BLEND INFUSION THEREOF AND PARKINSON'S DISEASE MONITORING SYSTEM

MICREL MEDICAL DEVICES S....

1. A system for administering a drug to a Parkinson's disease patient comprising (a) a drug, (b) a storing bag for the drug, (c) a pump for administering the drug, and (d) a pump controller for controlling the pump activity,the pump controller having access to a correlation of a first parameter tx and a second parameter At, to a current first parameter tx, and to a mobility calendar indicating start and finish times for particular values of the first parameter tx,
wherein the first parameter tx is correlated with an activity level of the patient and the second parameter At is correlated with a dosage of the drug and the pump controller controls a flow rate of the drug based on changes of the first parameter tx scheduled in the mobility calendar of the first parameter tx and the correlation of the first parameter tx and the second parameter At; and
wherein the controller further has access to a parameter “b”, wherein the controller controls the pump activity in case of a change of the first parameter by a multiplication of parameter b with the difference between an adjusted second parameter At+z that is correlated with an adjusted first parameter t+z after the change and the second parameter At that is correlated with the first parameter tx before the change to amend the dosage z minutes prior to the change by adding the result of the multiplication b*(At+z?At) to the dosage according to the second parameter At, wherein z is the time delay of the drug action being constant for each different drug and infusion path.

US Pat. No. 10,335,528

TRANSCATHETER METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR THE DELIVERY OF INTRACORPOREAL DEVICES

NUHEART AS, Bergen (NO)

1. A method for the transcatheter delivery of an intracorporeal device comprising:a step of establishing a device delivery pathway in a patient, wherein said device delivery pathway extends at least from an entry point into the patient to an exit point from the patient, and
a step of coupling the intracorporeal device to a delivery system, said delivery system being arranged and configured to extend, in use, at least to the entry point and to the exit point of the device delivery pathway,
wherein the delivery system comprises at least two delivery devices, each delivery device being coupled to an end of the intracorporeal device.

US Pat. No. 10,335,520

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CLEARING TUBING

VECTOR SURGICAL, LLC, Wa...

1. A device for moving contents of a tube by acting on an exterior of the tube comprising: a housing including a top portion and a bottom portion, the top portion including a tube passageway extending along a length thereof for holding a tube therein; a roller chassis moveable between a first position and a second position and coupled to the housing; a first roller for contacting the tube, the first roller housed within the roller chassis and moveable between a first position in which the tube is disengaged and a second position in which the tube is engaged; a second roller rotatably coupled to an actuator for rotatably energizing the second roller, the second roller moveable between a first position in which the tube is disengaged and a second position in which the tube is engaged, the first roller and the second roller configured to matingly compress the tube; biasing means for biasing the first roller and the second roller in opposite directions; and at least a first lever operably coupled to the housing, the first lever configured to actuate the actuator and move the second roller to the second position.

US Pat. No. 10,335,508

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SANITIZING SURFACES

LivOnyx Inc., Allston, M...

1. A method for killing or inactivating pathogens on a surface, comprising:spraying an aerosolized layer of an active agent onto the surface, the layer being a thin and substantially uniform coating,
wherein the spraying occurs over a first time period and the aerosolized layer dries over a second time period while being effective to kill or inactivate the pathogen on the surface, and wherein a duration of the first and second time periods together is less than 5 seconds.

US Pat. No. 10,335,507

STERILIZATION SYSTEM FOR A BLOW/FILL/SEAL MACHINE

Weiler Engineering, Inc.,...

1. A sterilization system for a blow/fill/seal machine having a fill assembly, and comprisinga shroud enclosing the fill assembly and defining a plenum, a sterilizing gas inlet and a sterilizing gas outlet;
an external conduit defining at least one sterilizing gas flow passageway between said sterilizing gas inlet and said sterilizing gas outlet;
a blower in the external conduit adjacent to said sterilizing gas inlet for introducing into and circulating the sterilizing gas through the shroud;
a sterilizing gas source connected to the external conduit upstream from the blower in confined flow communication with the blower; and
a humidifier and a humidified conduit in confined flow communication with the external conduit between the blower and a HEPA filter.

US Pat. No. 10,335,505

STERILIZATION DEVICE FOR INCISION AND WOUND SITES UTILIZING LOW INTENSITY UV-C RADIATION AND OZONE

Hepco Holdings, LLC, Sem...

13. A system for radiating skin comprising:an enclosure;
one or more ultraviolet emitters housed in the enclosure and covered by a filter, the filter passing ultraviolet light from the one or more ultraviolet emitters, the one or more ultraviolet emitters configured to emit ultraviolet light from the housing, through the filters, and onto a surface of skin where ozone is produced by ultra violet light emitted from the one or more ultraviolet emitters;
means for detecting contact with the surface of the skin, the means for detecting contact prevents the one or more ultraviolet emitters from emitting the ultraviolet light until contact is made with the surface of the skin; and
a timer configured to connect a source of power to the one or more ultraviolet emitters for a period of time responsive to the means for detecting the surface indicating contact with the surface of the skin;
wherein the one or more skin contact detectors comprises an ultrasonic distance measurement device that detects proximity to the skin.

US Pat. No. 10,335,496

ROR1 ANTIBODY IMMUNOCONJUGATES

VelosBio Inc., San Diego...

1. An immunoconjugate comprising an antibody conjugated to a cytotoxic drug moiety, wherein the VH and VL of the antibody comprise the amino acid sequences of SEQ ID NOs: 5 and 6, respectively, and the immunoconjugate isADC-A, having the structure












wherein Ab in the structure is the antibody.

US Pat. No. 10,335,487

METHODS FOR TARGETING OR STIMULATING CELLS OR ORGANISMS USING NANOPARTICLES AND EXTERNAL FIELD

Ping Liang, Newport Coas...

1. A method for targeting cells that are less negatively charged than surrounding cells comprisinginjecting a solution of nano-particles at an area, wherein the nano-particles are Magneto-Electric Nano-Particles (MENPs),
increasing negative charges of the nano-particles so as to produce an electric gradient field, which is accomplished by applying for a period of time an external field on the MENPs; and
the electric gradient field pushing or driving the nano-particles from the area toward the less negatively charged cells;
wherein the method further comprises (1) placing, injecting or implanting one or more permanent magnets or electro-magnets in a cancer site, wherein the magnets) serves to attract MENPs to and increase accumulation of MENPs in the cancer site, as well as to increase the negative charges of the MENPs to steer the MENPs towards cancer cells; (2) injecting or implanting wires, liquid capsules, injectable macro-particles, made of permanent magnetic material into a solid tumor site that is inside a body or an organ, wherein the magnetic field produced by these injected or implanted magnetic sources serve to localize and accumulate the MENPs at cancer sites, and at the same time to enhance the electric field gradient to push MENPs to cancer cells; or (3) using an apparatus formed into a shape and dimension to fit a target area or volume that is made of or using permanent magnetic material and with one or more electromagnets embedded in the apparatus to generate a constant magnetic field and a changing magnetic field simultaneously.

US Pat. No. 10,335,445

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF ANTIALLERGIC PHORBOL ESTER AND PHORBOL DERIVATIVES AS THE MAIN ACTIVE INGREDIENTS FROM THE SEEDS OF AQUILARIA MALACCENSIS

WE-WIN APPLIED BIO-TECH C...

1. A method for preparing compositions from Aquilaria malaccensis seeds, the method including the following steps:(a) extracting Aquilaria malaccensis seeds that are air dried and powdered with 90% ethanol at room temperature in triplicate and concentrating the extract under a reduced pressure to provide an ethanolic extract;
(b) partitioning the ethanolic extract by suspending the ethanolic extract in water, followed by partitioning carried out with equivalent ethyl acetate in triplicate, so as to separate an organic ethyl acetate layer;
(c) subjecting the ethyl acetate layer to partitioning with n-hexane and 90% aqueous methanol (MeOH) to obtain a hexane layer and a MeOH layer;
(d) subjecting the MeOH layer to column chromatography over silica gel under gradient elution of n-hexane/CH2Cl2/MeOH of 6:3:1, 6:4:1, 6:6:1, 6:8:1, 6:10:1 and 5:10:2 to yield six respective fractions of AM1, 6:3:1; AM2, 6:4:1; AM3, 6:6:1; AM4, 6:8:1; AM5, 6:10:1; and AM6, 6:10:2;
(e) fractioning fraction AM4 over a dextran bead sizing column with a ratio of CH2Cl2/MeOH being 1:1 to obtain eight sub-fractions, which are respectively AM4-1 to AM4-8;
(f) subjecting fraction AM4-3 to column chromatography over silica under gradient elution of EtOAc/n-hexane from 1:10 to, 4:1 to obtain fifteen AM4-3 originating subfractions, which are respectively AM4-3-1 to AM4-3-15; and
(g) separating fraction AM4-4 with column chromatography on silica gel under gradient elution of EtOAc/n-hexane from 1:15 to 4:1 to obtain twelve AM4-4 originating subfractions, which are respectively AM4-4-1 to AM4-4-12,
wherein the fifteen AM4-3 originating subfractions and the twelve AM4-4 originating subfractions are further separated on column chromatography over silica gel to provide phorbol esters of the following formulas:
Formula I: 12-O-(2Z,4E,6E)-tetradeca-2,4,6-trienoylphorbol-13-acetate having a molecular formula C36H50O8 of structural formula:

Formula II: 12-deoxy-13-O-acetoylphorbol-20-octadec-9-enoate having a molecular formula C40H62O7 of structural formula:

Formula III: 12-O-(2E,4E)-6-oxohexa-2,4-dienoylphorbol-13-acetate having a molecular formula C28H34O9 of structural formula:
andFormula IV: 12-O-(2E,4E)-6,7-dihydroxytetradeca-2,4-dienoylphorbol-13-acetate having a molecular formula C36H52O10 of structural formula:
wherein Formula I derives from the subfraction AM4-4-9, Formula II derives from the subfractions AM4-3-6 and AM4-4-3, and Formulas III and IV derive from the subfraction AM4-3-13.

US Pat. No. 10,335,431

METHOD FOR PRODUCING POLYGUANIDINES

Sealife Pharma GmbH, Tul...

1. A method for preparing polycondensation products from guanidine, aminoguanidine or diaminoguanidine G with one or more benzyl or allyl derivatives BA according to the following reaction scheme:
wherein
each X independently represents a leaving group;
each R1 independently represents either an aromatic ring system with at least one aromatic ring, optionally containing one or more hetero atoms selected from the group consisting of O, N and S and optionally being substituted with one or two vinyl groups to which the —CH2—X group(s) is/are bound, or represents ethylene;
Gua represents a guanidindiyl, aminoguanidindiyl or diaminoguanidindiyl residue;
Y represents H-Gua, and
Z represents H; or
Y and Z together represent a chemical bond to obtain a cyclic structure; and
n is ?2;
wherein at least one benzyl or allyl derivative BA is subjected to a polycondensation reaction with excessive guanidine, aminoguanidine or diaminoguanidine G upon elimination of HX in order to provide a polyguanidine corresponding to the following formula (I), (II) or (III):

or having a cyclic structure resulting from cyclization upon elimination of a corresponding guanidine, or a salt of said polyguanidine.

US Pat. No. 10,335,403

NIACIN FORMULATION

ZEENAR ENTERPRISE PTY LTD...

1. A method for prolonging the release of niacin in a subject, comprising:administering to the oral mucosa of a subject in need thereof a composition comprising an amphiphilic compound capable of self-assembling into a liquid crystalline phase upon contact with a hydrophilic solvent and a therapeutically effective amount of a niacin compound, and
prolonging release of the niacin compound in the subject for up to 12 hours.

US Pat. No. 10,335,374

TABLET COMPOSITION FOR ANTI-TUBERCULOSIS ANTIBIOTICS

University System of Geor...

1. A pharmaceutical composition comprisingi. one or more front line antibiotics used in the treatment of the bacterial infection Mycobacterium tuberculosis;
ii. sucrose, wherein its mass percent is a minimum of about one percent and a maximum of fifty percent of the total composition mass;
iii. copper (Cu), which is present in an amount from at least about one percent to about forty percent of the total mass of the composition; and
iv. a polyethylene glycol (PEG) polymer wherein its mass percent is a minimum of at least five percent and a maximum of 90% of the total composition mass.

US Pat. No. 10,335,372

COMPOSITIONS WITH MODIFIED NUCLEASES TARGETED TO VIRAL NUCLEIC ACIDS AND METHODS OF USE FOR PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF VIRAL DISEASES

Jacob G. Appelbaum, Gain...

1. A method for treating a viral disease in a subject, the method comprising:administering to the subject a composition for destruction of targeted nucleic acids inside biological cells, the composition comprising:
a core carrier comprising a plurality of first multivalent molecular scaffolds and a plurality of second multivalent molecular scaffolds, each of the first and second multivalent molecular scaffolds being covalently bound to the core carrier, each first and second multivalent molecular scaffold comprising a polymer,
at least one of the first multivalent molecular scaffolds further comprising a plurality of cell membrane permeating peptides covalently bound to the first multivalent molecular scaffold for effective internalization of the composition into cytoplasm of the biological cells, wherein the first multivalent molecular scaffolds are nuclease-free,
at least one of the second multivalent molecular scaffolds comprising a plurality of nucleic acid targeting ligands covalently bound to the second multivalent molecular scaffold that is capable of binding specific sequences on targeted nucleic acids inside the biological cells, at least one nuclease covalently bound to the second multivalent molecular scaffold that is capable of destruction of the targeted nucleic acids that are bound to the nucleic acid targeting ligands inside the biological cells.

US Pat. No. 10,335,349

PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION SYSTEM

Addinex Technologies, Inc...

1. A container for restricting access to controlled objects comprising:a housing with a central axis, a top, and a bottom, and having an access port therein;
an object storage drum within the housing, the drum being rotatable about the axis relative to the housing and having a plurality of dispensing positions including a start dispensing position and an end dispensing position, each dispensing position allowing access to a respective dispensing portion of the drum through the access port;
a combination element rotatable about the axis relative to the housing, the combination element being rotationally lockable to the drum and having a surface with a plurality of channels formed therein;
a plurality of pegs engaging the channels in the surface, each respective peg being movable between a respective plurality of predefined peg positions, the housing having indicia thereon indicating the respective pluralities of predefined peg positions;
when the combination element is rotationally locked to the drum the plurality of channels defining for each respective peg a traversal path through which the respective peg can travel as the drum is rotated from the start dispensing position to the end dispensing position, the traversal path for each respective peg requiring the respective peg to be in a first predefined peg position to permit rotation of the drum between a respective first pair of adjacent dispensing positions and a second predefined peg position to permit rotation of the drum between a respective second pair of adjacent dispensing positions, wherein rotation of the drum requires the plurality of pegs to follow the respective traversal paths;
the particular positions of the plurality of pegs required to permit rotation of the drum from a current dispensing position to a next dispensing position defining a transition peg combination for the current dispensing position.

US Pat. No. 10,335,346

OPTICAL TECHNIQUES FOR THE MEASUREMENT OF CHEST COMPRESSION DEPTH AND OTHER PARAMETERS DURING CPR

PHYSIO-CONTROL CANADA SAL...

1. A device for monitoring chest compressions during the administration of cardiopulmonary resuscitation to a patient, comprising:a three-dimensional image optical sensor attached to a wrist band configured to be worn around a wrist of a rescuer administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation to the patient, the optical sensor configured to sense a distance, for a plurality of pixels of the optical sensor, between the optical sensor and an object in an environment surrounding the optical sensor, the distance sensed throughout motion of a chest compression administered by the rescuer during cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the object in the environment monitored for changes that are related to the depth of the administered chest compressions, the optical sensor positioned to move with the motion of the chest compression;
processing circuitry configured to receive the sensed distance from optical sensor and further configured to:
generate a depth map from the sensed distance between the optical sensor and the object in the environment of the sensor; and
extract depth information of the chest compression based on the depth map.