US Pat. No. 10,458,455

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING A FITTED CAP FOR APPLYING A SHAPED SEALANT SHROUD TO A PORTION OF A FASTENER

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. A system for making a fitted cap, the fitted cap configured to apply a shaped sealant shroud to a portion of a fastener, the system comprising:a support plate, comprising:
a first side;
a second side, opposite the first side; and
a first plurality of through-openings, penetrating the support plate from the first side through to the second side;
a fastener template, dimensionally identical to the portion of the fastener and extending from the first side of the support plate such that the first plurality of through-openings is arranged about the fastener template;
a precursor cap, comprising a first surface, geometrically complementary to the fastener template, and a second surface, opposite the first surface and parallel to the first surface;
first means for heating a first polymer sheet to a specified temperature; and
second means for applying suction to the first polymer sheet, positioned a predetermined distance from the first side of the support plate and heated to the specified temperature by the first means, through the first plurality of through-openings from the second side of the support plate to vacuum-form the first polymer sheet over the precursor cap, wherein the second means is configured to apply the suction such that:
after vacuum-forming the first polymer sheet over the precursor cap, at least a portion of the first polymer sheet forms the fitted cap and
a first inner surface of the fitted cap is geometrically complementary to the second surface of the precursor cap.

US Pat. No. 10,458,438

CENTRIFUGAL COMPRESSOR

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A centrifugal compressor, comprising:a rotational shaft;
a main casing surrounding at least a part of the rotational shaft, the main casing having an inlet and an outlet separated from each other in an axial direction of the rotational shaft and an annular space surrounding a section of the rotational shaft at a side of the inlet and communicating with the inlet, wherein a fluid to be compressed before compression flows in the annular space;
at least one impeller disposed in a fixed state to the rotational shaft inside the main casing;
a flow guide member disposed inside the annular space and extending along the axial direction of the rotational shaft, the flow guide member having a flow guide element extending along a radial direction of the rotational shaft and having a predetermined blade width in the axial direction of the rotational shaft;
a plurality of injection holes disposed along the flow guide member and separated from one another along the axial direction of the rotational shaft; and
a flow path which extends inside the annular space and through which a cleaning fluid to be supplied to the plurality of injection holes is capable of flowing.

US Pat. No. 10,458,437

AIR BLOWER

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An air blower, comprising:a casing having an intake port and a discharge port;
an air-blowing fan disposed inside the casing to take in air through the intake port and discharge air from the discharge port; and
a filter filtering the air taken in through the intake port, wherein
an insect trapper trapping an insect is disposed in a ventilation path between the intake port and the filter
the casing comprises:
a first casing holding the air-blowing fan; and
a second casing attached to the first casing in a detachable manner, and
the insect trapper is held in the second casing in a replaceable manner.

US Pat. No. 10,458,436

FAN ROTOR WITH FLOW INDUCED RESONANCE CONTROL

1. A fan for a gas turbine, the fan comprising fan blades circumferentially distributed around and extending a full span length from a central hub, the fan blades including alternating first and second fan blades, the first fan blades having a baseline profile and the second fan blades having a modified profile being the same as the baseline profile but for a leading edge cutback, the leading edge cutback extending from a first span position to a second span position, wherein the first span position is located radially outwardly of a span location corresponding to a maximum deflection point for a natural vibration mode of a fan blade having a baseline profile and wherein the second span position is located radially inwardly of the maximum deflection point, wherein the first span position is located at a distance away from the hub not exceeding 90% of the total span length, and the second span position is located at a distance away from the hub exceeding 50% of the total span length.

US Pat. No. 10,458,425

CONICAL LOAD SPREADER FOR COMPOSITE BOLTED JOINT

General Electric Company,...

1. A gas turbine engine fan blade platform comprising:a forward portion, an aft portion and a transition portion therebetween;
a mounting feature for securing the fan blade platform to a disk;
a platform air flow surface on an opposite side of the fan blade platform from the mounting feature;
the mounting feature having an increased section thickness in the transition portion;
one or more platform mounting holes extending through the increased section thickness in the transition portion;
one or more conical countersinks centered about one or more centerlines of the one or more platform mounting holes respectively extending into the transition portion;
a clamping means including a conical load spreader with a center bolt hole disposed in each of the one or more conical countersinks for securing the transition portion of the fan blade platform to the disk, the conical load spreader defining a counterbore extending into a top of the conical load spreader and a shoulder at a bottom of the counterbore;
a bolt having a bolthead disposed entirely within the counterbore; and
a filler disposed in the counterbore between the bolthead and a counterbore surface.

US Pat. No. 10,458,413

PUMPING APPARATUS

NIDEC SANKYO CORPORATION,...

1. A pumping apparatus, comprising: an impeller; a rotor, installed with the impeller and having a driving magnet; a stator, formed in a tubular shape and disposed on an outer circumference side of the rotor, and having a driving coil; a pump chamber, disposed with the impeller and the rotor, and allowing a fluid to pass through; a partition wall member, disposed between the stator and the pump chamber, and preventing the fluid in the pump chamber from flowing into a position where the stator is disposed; a circuit board, disposed outside the pump chamber, and secured on the partition wall member; and a resin sealing member made by a resin, covering the stator and the circuit board, andthe stator comprising: an insulation member; a stator core, having a plurality of salient poles, wherein the driving coil is wound on the plurality of salient poles through the insulation member; and a plurality of terminal pins, electrically connected to an end portion of the driving coil, and disposed in parallel to an axial direction of the stator formed in the tubular shape,
wherein the stator has a first side and a second side opposite to the first side, one direction of the axial direction is set as a first direction and an opposite direction of the first direction is set as a second direction, the first side of the stator that faces the first direction is set as a first direction side and the second side of the stator that faces the second direction is set as a second direction side,
the circuit board is secured on a portion of the partition wall member on the first direction side and disposed closer to the first direction side than the stator core and the insulation member,
a portion of the terminal pin on the first direction side is secured to the circuit board,
a portion of the terminal pin on the second direction side is secured to the insulation member,
a first contact surface facing the first direction side is formed on the insulation member,
a second contact surface is formed on the partition wall member, the second contact surface faces the second direction side, and the first contact surface is in contact with the second contact surface to restrict a movement of the stator in the first direction,
wherein a third contact surface facing the second direction side is formed on the insulation member,
a fourth contact surface is formed on the partition wall member, the fourth contact surface faces the first direction side, and the third contact surface is in contact with the fourth contact surface to restrict a movement of the stator in the second direction,
the stator core comprises an outer circumference ring formed in a ring shape and a plurality of the salient poles protruding from the outer circumference ring to an inner side of a radial direction of the stator,
the third contact surface is formed on an axial covering portion, and the axial covering portion covers a part of the outer circumference ring in a circumferential direction of the stator from the second direction side,
the partition wall member comprises a cylindrical portion disposed between the rotor and the stator, a bottom for sealing an end of the cylindrical portion in the first direction, and a flange portion expended from an end of the cylindrical portion in the second direction to an outer side of the stator in the radial direction,
wherein the first contact surface is formed on the axial covering portion, and
the second contact surface and the fourth contact surface are formed on the flange portion.

US Pat. No. 10,458,393

WIND-POWERED RECHARGING FOR A WEIGHT-SHIFTING COAXIAL HELICOPTER

Lockheed Martin Corporati...

1. An unmanned helicopter comprising:a propulsion system comprising:
a first rotor assembly comprising a first motor coupled to a first rotor, the first rotor comprising a plurality of first fixed-pitch blades; and
a second rotor assembly comprising a second motor coupled to a second rotor, the second rotor comprising a plurality of second fixed-pitch blades, wherein:
the second rotor is coaxial to the first rotor; and
the second motor is in stacked assembly with the first motor;
a fuselage comprising:
a power source; and
a controller; and
a gimbal assembly coupling the fuselage to the propulsion system, the gimbal assembly comprising:
a first gimbal motor configured to control pitch of the unmanned helicopter; and
a second gimbal motor being in stacked assembly with the first gimbal motor, the second gimbal motor being configured to control roll of the unmanned helicopter;
wherein the controller is communicably coupled to the first and second gimbal motors and is configured to provide instructions to at least one of the first or second gimbal motors in order to orient the plurality of first fixed-pitch blades and second fixed-pitch blades into a position that permits wind to rotate the first fixed-pitch blades and second fixed-pitch blades and thereby charge the power source.

US Pat. No. 10,458,391

SINGLE-FRAME IMPELLER OF WIND TURBINE GENERATOR SET

Zhang, Xiaoxin, Zhangjia...

1. A single-frame impeller of a wind turbine generator set, the single-frame impeller comprising:a generator with a main shaft horizontally arranged;
a wind wheel frame;
blades;
a supporting base;
oblique supporting rods; and
a blade adjusting device, wherein: the blade adjusting device comprises a blade adjusting chamber (5), a motor (22) and an adjusting mechanism; the blade adjusting chamber (5) is of a horizontal cylinder, a rear end of the blade adjusting chamber (5) is fixedly connected with a front portion of the supporting base (6), and the blade adjusting chamber (5) and the supporting base (6) are assembled at a front end of a generator main shaft; the supporting base (6) and the wind wheel frame (1) are connected with each other through the oblique supporting rods (4), the blade adjusting chamber (5) is disposed at a center of the wind wheel frame (1), and the oblique supporting rods (4) are uniformly distributed around the supporting base (6); the motor (22) and the adjusting mechanism are assembled inside the blade adjusting chamber (5), and the adjusting mechanism is connected to the motor and is powered by the motor; the blades (2) are fixedly installed on blade shafts (9) of the blades (2), an outer side end of each blade shaft (9) is assembled on the wind wheel frame (1), an inner side end of each blade shaft (9) stretches into a cylindrical side wall of the blade adjusting chamber (5), the blade shafts (9) are matched with the cylindrical side wall of the blade adjusting chamber (5); the blades (2) are uniformly distributed around the blade adjusting chamber; and
the adjusting mechanism for adjusting an angle of each blade comprises a push-pull transmission mechanism, an adjusting frame (19), rotating arms (20) and connecting rods (21); the push-pull transmission mechanism comprises a swinging arm (16), a positioning shaft (15), a main drive arm (17) and a push-pull rod (18); the adjusting frame (19) is assembled onto the side wall of the blade adjusting chamber; the rotating arms (20) are vertically fixed on end portions of the blade shafts (9) disposed in the blade adjusting chamber, a second end of each rotating arm (20) is hinged with a respective connecting rod (21), and a second end of each connecting rod (21) is hinged with the adjusting frame (19); fixed seats (14) are correspondingly arranged on inner walls of a front end plate and a rear end plate of the blade adjusting chamber (5), the positioning shaft (15) vertically penetrates through a middle portion of the adjusting frame (19), and ends of the positioning shaft (15) are installed on the respective fixed seats (14); one end of the swinging arm (16) is vertically fixed at a middle portion of the positioning shaft (15), the other end of the swinging arm (16) is hinged with the main drive arm (17), and the main drive arm (17) is connected with the motor; and two ends of the push-pull rod (18) are respectively hinged onto a middle portion of the swinging arm (16) and the adjusting frame (19).

US Pat. No. 10,458,378

WATER SEPARATOR AND WATER SEPARATING SYSTEM WITH INTEGRATED WATER DISCHARGE DEVICE

1. A water separator for water contained in fuel or oil, comprising:a water outlet for the water separated from the fuel or oil; and
a water discharge device having
an inlet opening; and
an outlet opening for the water conveyed out of the water separator;
wherein the inlet opening is eccentric to a longitudinal axis of the water separator;
wherein an axial direction is a direction parallel to the longitudinal axis and a radial direction is a direction traverse to the longitudinal axis;
wherein the inlet opening is arranged on the water separator and spaced axially away from the water outlet; and
wherein the outlet opening is arranged on the water separator coaxially to the longitudinal axis of the water separator;
wherein the water separator includes:
a support tube;
a screen tube arranged inside of the support tube; and
wherein the support tube is spaced apart radially outwardly away from the screen tube, such that annular space between the support tube and the screen tube forms an annular water separating gap positioned radially between the support tube and the screen tube;
wherein the inlet opening and the outlet opening of the water discharge device are fluidically connected to each other by, in combination:
a first water discharge pipe, which is arranged centrally in the water separator, the first water discharge pipe arranged within a radial interior of the screen tube and within a radial interior of the support tube;
wherein the first water discharge pipe extends in a direction of the longitudinal axis of the water separator;
a second water discharge pipe forming the inlet opening of the water discharge device,
wherein the second water discharge pipe is arranged on the water separator and offset in the radial direction from the longitudinal axis of the water separator;
a base plate forming a connection channel arranged running in a radial direction, the connection channel fludicially connecting the first water discharge pipe (38) to the second water discharge pipe.

US Pat. No. 10,458,377

FUEL PRESSURE REGULATOR

DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES IP LI...

1. A fuel pressure regulator for regulating fuel pressure in a fuel system, said fuel pressure regulator comprising:a housing having a housing bore which extends along a housing bore axis, said housing also having a housing inlet which allows fuel into said housing bore;
a piston located within said housing bore such that said piston and said housing bore define an accumulation chamber and such that said piston slides along said housing bore axis between 1) a first piston position in which said accumulation chamber is minimized in volume and 2) a second piston position in which said accumulation chamber is maximized in volume, said piston having a piston bore extending therethrough from a piston inlet to a piston outlet such that a valve seat is defined between said piston inlet and said piston outlet, such that said piston inlet allows fuel into said piston bore from said housing inlet, and such that said piston outlet provides a path out of said fuel pressure regulator from said piston bore;
a piston spring which biases said piston toward said first piston position;
a valve closure within said piston bore which moves between 1) a seated position such that said valve closure mates with said valve seat, thereby preventing fluid communication from said piston inlet to said piston outlet and 2) an unseated position such that said valve closure is separated from said valve seat, thereby providing fluid communication from said piston inlet to said piston outlet; and
a valve closure spring which biases said valve closure toward said seated position;
wherein said housing bore defines a housing bore inner peripheral surface which surrounds and faces toward said housing bore axis; and
wherein said piston defines a piston outer peripheral surface which faces toward said housing bore inner peripheral surface and is sealed to said housing bore inner peripheral surface such that fuel is prevented from passing out of said fuel pressure regulator from radially between said housing bore inner peripheral surface and said piston outer peripheral surface.

US Pat. No. 10,458,375

AIR SHUTOFF VALVE

Caterpillar Inc., Peoria...

1. An air shutoff valve for use on an internal combustion engine, comprising:a body having an inlet portion forming an inlet opening, an outlet portion forming an outlet opening, a gate portion and an actuator portion;
the body forming an air passage that fluidly connects the inlet opening and the outlet opening;
a gate slidably disposed in the gate portion of the body, the gate being selectively moveable between an armed position and a triggered position, in which triggered position the gate is disposed in the air passage and fluidly blocks the outlet opening from the inlet opening;
a lift rod connected to the gate, the lift rod including a transverse opening;
a retention pin slidably disposed in the actuator portion of the body, the retention pin having a tip extending through the transverse opening in the lift rod when the gate is in the armed position;
a roller rotatably mounted to the retention pin;
a cam rod having a cam surface in contact with the roller such that axial motion of the cam rod causes a corresponding axial motion on the retention pin;
an actuator connected to the cam rod and operating to move the cam rod from the extended position to a retracted position, in which the tip of the retention pin is clear of the transverse opening;
at least one spring disposed between the body and the retention pin, the at least one spring disposed to urge the retention pin in a direction towards the lift rod such that contact is maintained between the roller and the cam surface; and
at least one lift spring disposed between the body and the gate, the at least one lift spring disposed to urge the gate towards the triggered position.

US Pat. No. 10,458,362

TURBOJET NACELLE PROVIDED WITH A THRUST REVERSER, INCLUDING CUT-OUTS TO AVOID THE MOVABLE SLAT OF AN AIRCRAFT WING

1. A nacelle for bypass turbojet engine comprising a thrust reverser, the thrust reverser comprising a movable cowl moving backwards from a closed position where a thrust is not reversed to an open position so as to uncover cascades reversing a direction of a cold air flow which is diverted from a secondary air annular flow path, the movable cowl including a radially outer part disposed in proximity to a leading edge of a wing of an aircraft,wherein the movable cowl includes on the radially outer part at least one cut-out configured to receive, without physical contact, a movable slat of the leading edge of the wing of the aircraft, and a closure panel for closing the at least one cut-out, the closure panel comprising a fixed part which is at least partially covered by an upstream portion of the movable cowl when the movable cowl is in the open position.

US Pat. No. 10,458,358

FUEL MICROINJECTION VOLUME CORRECTION METHOD AND COMMON-RAIL FUEL INJECTION CONTROL DEVICE

Bosch Corporation, Tokyo...

1. A fuel microinjection volume correction method in a common-rail fuel injection control device configured to correct deviations in a fuel injection volume resulting from deviations in an injection characteristic of a fuel injection valve and having a microcomputer that controls fuel injection, the fuel microinjection volume correction method comprising:performing, via the microcomputer, microinjection as fuel injection in a microinjection volume,
acquiring, via the microcomputer, an energizing time for the microinjection on the basis of a fluctuation amount of an engine speed generated at the time,
storing, via the microcomputer, a difference from a reference energizing time that is acquired in advance for the fuel injection valve as a learning value in an updatable manner in a non-injection state of the fuel injection valve,
setting, via the microcomputer, a value that is acquired by correcting the reference energizing time by the learning value as the energizing time at the time of the microinjection, and
correcting the fluctuation amount of the engine speed on the basis of a gear ratio and the engine speed so as to eliminate an unnecessary change that occurs to the fluctuation amount of the engine speed due to a gear shift operation of a transmission when acquiring the energizing time for the microinjection on the basis of the fluctuation amount of the engine speed.

US Pat. No. 10,458,313

MULTIFUNCTIONAL ROTARY VALVE MODULE

HANON SYSTEMS, Daejeon (...

1. An engine exhaust gas circuit comprising:a primary circuit in fluid communication with an intake of an engine and an outlet of the engine, the primary circuit conveying a gas from the outlet of the engine to the intake of the engine and includes a valve body having a rotary flap rotatably disposed in the valve body, the rotary flap selectively permits the gas to be divided into partial mass flows to the environment and the intake of the engine or an entirety of the gas to flow to the environment; and
a bypass circuit extending from a branch point intermediate the outlet of the engine and the valve body to the valve body, the bypass circuit having a heat exchanger disposed therein;
wherein the valve body includes a bypass gas inlet receiving the gas from the bypass circuit, a gas inlet from the engine receiving the gas from the primary circuit, a gas outlet to an exhaust conveying the gas to the environment, and a gas outlet to the intake of the engine conveying the gas to the intake of the engine, wherein the bypass gas inlet, the gas inlet from the engine, the gas outlet to the exhaust, and the gas outlet to the intake of the engine are independently formed in the valve body, wherein the bypass gas inlet, the gas inlet from the engine, the gas outlet to the exhaust, and the gas outlet to the intake of the engine are circumferentially disposed about the valve body, and wherein the bypass gas inlet is disposed intermediate the gas outlet to the exhaust and the gas outlet to the intake of the engine, and the gas inlet from the engine is disposed intermediate the gas outlet to the exhaust and the gas outlet to the intake of the engine.

US Pat. No. 10,458,299

EXHAUST GAS AFTERTREATMENT APPARATUS

1. An exhaust gas aftertreatment apparatus to be arranged downstream of an internal combustion engine, the exhaust gas aftertreatment apparatus comprising:a housing;
a first catalyst unit within the housing;
a second catalyst unit within the housing;
at least two separate feed conduits each configured to supply an exhaust gas from the internal combustion engine, with a first conduit of the at least two separate feed conduits supplying the first catalyst unit and a second conduit of the at least two separate feed conduits supplying the second catalyst unit, for each feed conduit leading to a separate catalyst unit;
a chamber within the housing arranged between the first catalyst unit and the second catalyst unit;
an outlet conduit arranged between the at least two separate feed conduits and connected to the chamber, wherein the outlet conduit is configured to guide the exhaust gas treated by the first catalyst unit and the second catalyst unit out of the housing; and
a bypass conduit, arranged within the housing extending between the at least two separate feed conduits and configured to guide the exhaust gas from the internal combustion engine, bypassing the first catalyst unit and the second catalyst unit, to the outlet conduit such that the exhaust gas is not catalytically treated in the bypass conduit, wherein the exhaust gas treatment apparatus is configured to flow the exhaust gas through the housing at least partially about an exterior of the bypass conduit.

US Pat. No. 10,458,295

VALVE TRAIN DEVICE, INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE COMPRISING A VALVE TRAIN DEVICE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A VALVE TRAIN DEVICE

Daimler AG, Stuttgart (D...

1. A valve train device, comprising:a camshaft;
a first valve actuating unit for actuating a first gas exchange valve, wherein the first valve actuating unit is provided to convert a rotary motion of the camshaft into a first force for switching between two first different cam followers associated with the first gas exchange valve and wherein the first valve actuating unit has a first release element connected to the camshaft for conjoint rotation;
a second valve actuating unit for actuating a second gas exchange valve, wherein the second valve actuating unit is provided to convert the rotary motion of the camshaft into a second force for switching between two second different cam followers associated with the second gas exchange valve and wherein the second valve actuating unit has a second release element connected to the camshaft for conjoint rotation;
wherein the first and the second release elements are coupled to each other;
a first switch rod, wherein the first switch rod is connected to the camshaft for conjoint rotation in an axially movable way and wherein the first and the second release elements are coupled to the first switch rod; and
a second switch rod, wherein the second switch rod is connected to the camshaft for conjoint rotation in an axially movable way and wherein a further release element is coupled to the second switch rod.

US Pat. No. 10,458,288

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING A VARIABLE VALVE SYSTEM

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A variable valve timing apparatus for an internal combustion engine, comprising:an actuator that activates a variable valve timing mechanism that varies a valve characteristic of an engine valve;
a detection sensor configured to detect a driving position of the actuator;
a control circuit configured to drive-control the actuator within a driving range thereof on the basis of the driving position detected by the detection sensor, and when a first predetermined execution condition or second predetermined execution condition is established, executes one of a first initialization process and a second initialization process that matches the driving position of the actuator detected by the detection sensor with an actual driving position of the actuator; and
wherein the control circuit is further configured to determine whether or not an abnormality is present in the driving position detected by the detection sensor, and stores an abnormality history after determining that the abnormality is present,
wherein the control circuit is configured to execute the first initialization process when the abnormality history is stored, in which the driving position detected by the detection sensor in a state where the actuator is driven to one end of the driving range is set at a first initial value, the actuator is then driven to an opposite end of the driving range, and the control circuit compensates for an offset amount from an appropriate value of the driving position detected by the detection sensor in a state where the actuator is driven to the opposite end of the driving range,
wherein the control circuit is configured to execute the second initialization process when the abnormality history is not stored and when an amount of increase in acceleration required of the internal combustion engine equals or exceeds a positive predetermined value, the amount of increase in acceleration being based on a positive amount of increase in a throttle opening, such that a current and variable driving position detected by the detection sensor is set at a second initial value of the driving position, the actuator is then driven to the one end of the driving range, and the control circuit compensates for the offset amount from the appropriate value of the driving position detected by the detection sensor in a state where the actuator is driven to the one end of the driving range,
wherein the control circuit is configured to increase a driving speed of the actuator to a first speed during the second initialization process that is higher than a driving speed during the first initialization process, when the actuator is driven towards the opposite end of the driving range, and
wherein the control circuit is further configured to subsequently reduce the driving speed of the actuator to a second speed when the actuator is driven towards the opposite end of the driving range and the driving position of the actuator detected by the detection sensor is closer to the opposite end of the driving range than a predetermined position.

US Pat. No. 10,458,271

CABLE DRIVE SYSTEM FOR VARIABLE VANE OPERATION

United Technologies Corpo...

1. A variable vane system, comprising:an actuator;
a harmonic drive driven by the actuator;
a cable drive system driven by the harmonic drive; and
a unison ring driven by the cable drive system.

US Pat. No. 10,458,256

THERMAL-SPRAYED BONDING OF A CERAMIC STRUCTURE TO A SUBSTRATE

United Technologies Corpo...

1. A thermal barrier system, comprising:a protective coating on a substrate; and
a ceramic feature layer attached to said protective coating via an adhesive spray coat, said ceramic feature layer comprises a flared extended area to facilitate a mechanical interlock between said ceramic feature layer and said protective coating via said adhesive spray coat that partially fills said ceramic feature layer such that said ceramic feature layer at least partially extends from said adhesive spray coat.

US Pat. No. 10,458,246

OPTIMIZED AERODYNAMIC PROFILE FOR A TURBINE VANE, IN PARTICULAR FOR A NOZZLE OF THE FIFTH STAGE OF A TURBINE

Safran Aircraft Engines, ...

1. An aerodynamic profile for a turbine vane, the aerodynamic profile defining the turbine vane when cold and in a non-coated state, the aerodynamic profile being substantially identical to a nominal profile determined by Cartesian coordinates X,Y,Zadim given in Table 1, in which the coordinate Zadim is a quotient D/H, where D is a distance of a point under consideration from a reference X,Y plane situated at a base of the nominal profile, and H is a height of said profile measured from said reference plane out to an end of the turbine vane, the measurements D and H being taken radially relative to an axial direction of a turbine, while the coordinate X is measured in the axial direction of the turbine.

US Pat. No. 10,458,235

SYSTEM FOR RECOVERING MINERALS FROM THE SEABED

Deep Reach Technology, In...

1. A system for recovering desired materials from the seabed comprising:a surface vessel;
an excavator on the seabed adapted to generate an ore slurry containing a desired material from the seabed;
a lift system connected to the excavator and the surface vessel, the lift system adapted to convey the ore slurry from the from the excavator to a lift system output on the surface vessel;
a feed preparation circuit on the surface vessel and connected to the lift system output, the feed preparation circuit adapted to process the ore slurry to produce a prepared ore slurry consisting essentially of seawater and solid particles within a desired size range;
a leaching circuit on the surface vessel and connected to the feed preparation circuit, the leaching circuit adapted to dissolve the desired material from the ore slurry using a lixiviant to produce a pregnant leach slurry;
a recovery circuit on the surface vessel and connected to the leaching circuit, the recovery circuit adapted to recover the desired material from the pregnant leach slurry using an ion exchange resin to produce a loaded resin and a leach waste material;
a residue treatment circuit on the surface vessel and connected to the recovery circuit, the residue treatment circuit adapted to neutralize the leach waste material;
a resin stripping circuit on the surface vessel and connected to the recovery circuit, the resin stripping circuit adapted to adapted to strip the desired materials from the loaded resin using an eluant to produce a pregnant eluant and a stripped resin;
a precipitation circuit on the surface vessel and connected to the resin stripping circuit; the precipitation circuit adapted to precipitate the desired material from the pregnant eluant using a precipitant to produce the desired material and a barren eluant.

US Pat. No. 10,458,211

SCREEN FILTER ASSEMBLY AND METHOD THEREFOR

1. A screen filter assembly for use with a pump system comprising:a plunger, wherein the plunger comprises:
a top portion;
a body;
a center channel formed through the top portion and through the body; and
a plurality of apertures extending through the body into the center channel; and
a screen housed within the body of the plunger, wherein a plurality of veins are formed on an interior surface of the screen.

US Pat. No. 10,458,208

METHOD OF DEVELOPING HYDROCARBONS IN A SEDIMENTARY BASIN, BY MEANS OF BASIN SIMULATION

IFP Energies nouvelles, ...

1. A method of developing a sedimentary basin comprising hydrocarbons, using a basin simulator for reconstructing, for a succession of time steps, geological and geochemical processes affecting the basin from a geological time t to a current time, from measurements of properties relative to the basin, comprising:A. constructing a gridded representation representative of the basin at the current time from the measurements;
B. from the gridded representation at the current time, constructing a gridded representation of the basin for each of other time steps through reconstruction of architecture of the basin for the other time steps;
C. using the simulator and the gridded representations of the basin for the time steps, to carry out at least the following for each of the time steps, from the geological time t to the current time, and for each cell of the gridded representation by:
i. determining at least one amount of biogenic gas produced in each cell at each time step;
ii. determining at least one amount of biogenic gas dissolved in water present in each cell at each time step, and determining therefrom an amount of free biogenic gas in each cell at the time step;
iii. accounting for at least advective transport produced by velocity of water flowing in the basin of the biogenic gas dissolved in the water in each cell at the time step; and
D. selecting at least one zones of the basin corresponding to cells of the gridded representation of the basin at the current time comprising hydrocarbons; and
developing the basin as a function of the selected at least one zone by performing at least one of exploration drilling in the at least one zone having a best potential production of the hydrocarbons for determining correctness of any previously estimated potential production and to acquire new data and drilling for recovering the hydrocarbons in the selected at least one zone; and wherein
an amount of biogenic gas dissolved in the water is determined for each time step and in each of the gridded representations obtained for each time steps by:
a) calculating a total amount of biogenic gas in each cell for each time step by adding an amount of biogenic gas produced at each time step and an amount of biogenic gas present in the cell at a previous time step;
b) determining a maximum amount of biogenic gas solubilizable in water in each cell at each time step; and
c) determining an amount of biogenic gas dissolved in each cell for each time step by selecting a minimum value between the total amount of biogenic gas and a maximum amount of solubilizable biogenic gas.

US Pat. No. 10,458,207

REDUCED-PHYSICS, DATA-DRIVEN SECONDARY RECOVERY OPTIMIZATION

QRI GROUP, LLC, Houston,...

1. A method, implemented at a computer system that includes at least one processor, for modeling and controlling physical material flow relationships between injector wells and producer wells in a reservoir to improve performance of the reservoir, the method comprising:receiving, from one or more hardware-based sensors distributed in one or more locations within the reservoir, sensor data indicating a material flow rate currently present at each sensor location;
calculating pressure distribution within the reservoir using a stationary pressure algorithm to identify variations of pressure at the one or more locations within the reservoir using the received sensor data;
applying the calculated pressure distribution as an input to a tracer algorithm for at least one injector well and for at least one producer well to identify tracer flow values for materials flowing from a seed point in the injector well to the producer well, the tracer flow values providing an indication of material flow volume attributable to the seed point;
combining the identified tracer flow values to generate one or more well allocation factors representing relationships in material flow through inter-well connections between the injector well and the producer well, the well allocation factors providing a material flow strength measurement;
determining a current material flow efficiency level of each inter-well connection using a fractional flow model that incorporates as input the determined material flow strength measurement, the fractional flow model specifying the fraction of material flow in the producer well that originated from the injector well and traveled through a specified inter-well connection;
providing the determined current material flow efficiency levels of the inter-well connections to an injection and/or production controller, which regulates material flow through the injector well and/or the producer well according to the determined current material flow efficiency levels; and
controlling material flow through the injector well based on the determined current material flow efficiency levels of the inter-well connections to thereby improve performance of the reservoir,
wherein if the determined current efficiency is above a determined efficiency measurement, controlling material flow through the injector well comprises increasing an amount of flow material injected through the injector well, and
wherein if the determined current efficiency is below the determined efficiency measurement, controlling material flow through the injector well comprises decreasing the amount of flow material injected through the injector well.

US Pat. No. 10,458,206

CHOKE SYSTEM FOR WELLHEAD ASSEMBLY HAVING A TURBINE GENERATOR

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A wellhead assembly for producing fluid from a wellbore comprising:a production tree having production piping that selectively contains a flow of the fluid; and
a choke assembly comprising,
a braking system comprising a caliper system having a pad that selectively and directly engages a shaft with a force that retards rotation of the shaft, and
a turbine member disposed in a path of the flow of fluid and coupled with the shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,458,199

SEALING AN UNDESIRABLE FORMATION ZONE IN THE WALL OF A WELLBORE

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A method comprising:initiating an explosion in a first container carrying an explosive, the first container positioned inside a well formed in a formation, the explosion expanding gas in the first container, wherein an expansion of hot gas flows toward a second container fluidically connected to the first container, the second container carrying formation plugging fluid configured to prevent fluid flow through the formation; and
using the expansion of hot gas:
flowing the formation plugging fluid out of the second container into a balloon attached to an outer surface of the second container,
inflating the balloon, wherein at least a portion of the formation plugging fluid is entrapped between an inner wall of the portion of the well and the balloon, and
sealing the portion of the well by melting the inflated balloon.

US Pat. No. 10,458,183

STEPLADDER HAVING A LADDER TOP WITH CONDUIT HOLDER SLOT AND METHOD

Werner Co., Greenville, ...

1. A method for cutting a tube comprising the steps of:placing the tube onto a conduit holder slot on a ladder top of a stepladder, the top having a surface having a front side and a rear side and a right side and a left side and a length, the conduit holder slot for holding tubing, pipe or conduit, the conduit holder slot extending along the length of the surface and in the surface's right side and left side, the conduit holder slot having sides in contact with each other and which form a cross section in the ladder top which is V-shaped and non-symmetrical; and
cutting the tube, pipe, or conduit while the tube, pipe, or conduit is disposed in the conduit holder slot where the conduit holder slot allows a wedging force to be created by the conduit holder slot in response to a cutting or sawing force applied to the tube, pipe, or conduit, wherein the conduit holder slot has a first side with a flat portion, and wherein the conduit holder slot has a second side with a flat portion, the second side has a shallower lead-in angle relative to the surface and relative to the first side which has a steeper angle than the lead-in angle relative to the surface.

US Pat. No. 10,458,161

INSIDE HANDLE SUPPORT MEMBER FOR VEHICLE DOOR

AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. An inside handle support member for a vehicle door, comprising:a base member that is a frame having an opened vehicle interior side end portion, wherein the base member is detachably mounted to a trim constituting a vehicle interior side surface of the vehicle door through an aperture formed in the trim, and rotatably supports an inside handle configured to operate a lock device provided in the vehicle door; and
a bezel that is a frame detachably mounted to a peripheral edge of the vehicle interior side end portion of the base member,
wherein the bezel includes:
an engagement hole; and
an engagement hole forming portion that defines a vehicle exterior side edge of the engagement hole,
wherein the base member includes:
an engagement claw that protrudes on an outer peripheral surface of the base member and maintains a mounted state of the bezel in relation to the base member when the engagement claw is engaged with the engagement hole; and
a guide protrusion having a guide surface that protrudes on the outer peripheral surface separately from the engagement claw, and to be positioned at a vehicle exterior side of the engagement hole forming portion when the engagement claw is engaged with the engagement hole, a distance of the guide surface from the outer peripheral surface in a protruding direction being gradually increased from the vehicle exterior side toward the vehicle interior side, the guide protrusion prevents the bezel from being separated from the base member when the bezel is mounted to the base member, and the guide protrusion prevents the engagement hole forming portion from contacting with a peripheral edge of the aperture of the trim when the bezel and the base member that are integrated with each other are inserted into the aperture of the trim, and
wherein the engagement hole forming portion is positioned at the outer peripheral surface side with respect to a virtual extension line extending from the vehicle exterior side toward the vehicle interior side along the guide surface.

US Pat. No. 10,458,145

LIGHTED SHELTER FRAME CONNECTOR

The Associates Group, LLC...

22. A frame joint for connecting a plurality of elongate frame members adapted to support a flexible shelter skin, said frame joint comprising:a first housing having an interior and a plurality of frame connectors, a first frame connector of said plurality of frame connectors being adapted to releasably connect a first elongate frame member of said plurality of elongate frame members to said first housing and hold the first elongate frame member in a fixed position relative to said first housing, and a second frame connector of said plurality of elongate frame connectors being adapted to releasably connect a second elongate frame member of said plurality of elongate frame members to said first housing and hold the second elongate frame member in a fixed position relative to said first housing;
a battery adapted for storing an electrical charge mounted in the interior of the first housing;
a light emitting element mounted on the first housing and connected to the battery for emitting light to illuminate an interior of a shelter, said light emitting element being positioned on the first housing to direct light toward the interior of the shelter when the joint is connected to said first and second elongate frame members of said plurality of elongate frame members and the plurality of elongate frame members are supporting said flexible shelter skin; and
a switch operatively connected to the electrical source and the light emitting element for selectively energizing the light emitting element.

US Pat. No. 10,458,106

WATERLESS TRAP

ZURN INDUSTRIES, LLC, Mi...

1. A waterless trap comprising:a housing having an outer peripheral wall, the outer peripheral wall having a radially inward facing wall, the housing further having a central post and a plurality of blades extending from the outer peripheral wall to the central post in which the plurality of blades are integrally formed with the central post and the outer peripheral wall;
a seal member having a stem received on the central post of the housing and a skirt extending radially outward and downwardly from the stem in which the skirt contacts the radially inward facing wall of the housing to form a seal therebetween; and
a cap configured to receive a portion of the central post, the cap being a separate component from the housing;
wherein the central post has a central air passage defined by an aperture extending through the central post from a top surface of the central post to a lower extent of the central post and wherein the cap is positioned to inhibit liquid flow from a volume of the housing above the seal member to a volume of the housing below the seal member.

US Pat. No. 10,458,099

AUTO RECOGNITION OF AT LEAST ONE STANDOFF TARGET TO DETERMINE POSITION INFORMATION FOR A MOBILE MACHINE

Caterpillar Trimble Contr...

1. A system comprising:a mobile earth moving machine, comprising:
a working implement configured to contour soil,
a position determination system, wherein the position determination system is configured to determine a geographic location of the mobile machine based on received satellite navigation signals; and
one or more standoff targets, placed in or near an area where the position determining system produces geographic location determination of reduced accuracy as a result of insufficient satellite navigation signal quality,
wherein the mobile earth moving machine further comprises:
a sensor configured to automatically sense a standoff target signal from one or more of the standoff targets,
a processor, configured to, in response to the position determining system receiving satellite navigation signals of insufficient quality, determine location information for the one or more standoff targets, wherein the processor is further configured to determine a distance and a direction between the mobile machine and each of the one or more standoff targets, wherein the processor is further configured to determine a position for the mobile machine, wherein the position for the mobile machine is determined based on:
a) the location information for each of the one or more standoff targets, and
b) the distance between the mobile machine and each of the one or more standoff targets in conjunction with the direction between the mobile machine and each of the one or more standoff targets, and
an earthmoving implement configured to contour soil, wherein the processor is further configured to determine a position of the earthmoving implement according to the position of the mobile machine as determined based on either the satellite navigation signals or the location information and the distance between the mobile machine and each of the one or more standoff targets.

US Pat. No. 10,458,073

SUSPENDED LAYERED ENERGY ABSORBING MATERIAL FOR VEHICLE ARRESTING SYSTEMS

Engineered Arresting Syst...

1. A vehicle arresting system layered structure, comprising:at least one suspended upper portion of crushable energy absorbing material having a thickness and a first strength; and
at least one lower base portion comprising a crushable energy absorbing material having a thickness and a second, lower strength than the material having a first strength such that the lower base portion is more easily crushable than the upper portion; and
a weather-protective coating, film, shell, or combination thereof covering at least part of the upper portion of the vehicle arresting system layered structure.

US Pat. No. 10,458,029

ELECTRODES FOR USE IN BACTERIAL FUEL CELLS AND BACTERIAL ELECTROLYSIS CELLS AND BACTERIAL FUEL CELLS AND BACTERIAL ELECTROLYSIS CELLS EMPLOYING SUCH ELECTRODES

EMEFCY LIMITED, Caesarea...

1. An electrode for use in at least one of a fuel cell and an electrolysis cell, the electrode comprising:a metal electrical conductor arranged to be electrically coupled in an electrical circuit; and
an electrically conductive coating on the entirety of said metal electrical conductor, said electrically conductive coating operative to mutually seal a liquid in said cell and said electrical conductor from each other;
wherein said metal electrical conductor is formed of copper or a copper alloy or aluminum or an aluminum alloy;
said electrically conductive coating is formed of a conductive plastic;
said electrically conductive coating is adapted for biofilm growth; and
said electrically conductive coating is water impermeable.

US Pat. No. 10,458,027

ELECTRODE-SUPPORTED TUBULAR SOLID-OXIDE ELECTROCHEMICAL CELL

Low Emission Resources Co...

1. A tubular solid-oxide electrochemical cell comprising:a porous cathode configured in a tubular shape, the porous cathode comprising a first mixed ionically/electronically conductive composite material comprising a solid-oxide electrolyte substance having ionic conductivity and a first electrochemically active substance having electronic conductivity;
an electrolyte disposed as a thin-layer on at least part of a surface of the porous cathode, the electrolyte comprising the solid-oxide electrolyte substance; and
a porous anode disposed on at least part of a surface of the electrolyte, the porous anode comprising a second mixed ionically/electronically conductive composite material comprising the solid-oxide electrolyte substance and a second electrochemically active substance having electronic conductivity;
wherein the porous cathode and the porous anode are connected to a power source, such that the tubular solid-oxide electrochemical cell is adapted to perform catalytic electrochemical synthesis of ammonia.

US Pat. No. 10,458,022

OPTIMIZED PROCESS CONTROL IN THE ANTI-CORROSIVE METAL PRETREATMENT BASED ON FLUORIDE-CONTAINING BATHS

1. A method for anti-corrosive treatment of metallic surfaces, in a serial operation, comprising steps of:a. contacting in a serial operation a plurality of metallic surfaces of components comprising zinc and/or iron with a passivating aqueous pretreatment solution located in a system tank at a temperature of less than 50° C., the passivating aqueous pretreatment solution comprising one or more water-soluble compounds of the elements zirconium and/or titanium and one or more water-soluble compounds that represent a source for fluoride ions, for a time such that a layer coating of 0.1 mmol/m2 to 0.7 mmol/m2, based on the elements zirconium and/or titanium, results on the metallic surfaces of zinc and/or iron; and,
b. during the anti-corrosive treatment, discarding a portion of the passivating aqueous pretreatment solution of the system tank and replacing said portion with, in sum, at least equal parts by volume of one or more replenishment solutions by addition into the system tank such that concentration of the elements zirconium and/or titanium in total in the passivating aqueous pretreatment solution in the form of water-soluble compounds is maintained at 0.05 mmol/L to less than 0.8 mmol/L, and a molar ratio of a total amount of fluorine in the form of water-soluble compounds that represent a source for fluoride ions to a total amount of the elements zirconium and/or titanium in the form of water-soluble compounds in an added total volume of replenishment solutions is less than the same molar ratio in the passivating aqueous pretreatment solution, but no less than 4.5, and a discarded amount of passivating aqueous pretreatment solution in liters per serially treated square meter of metallic surfaces of zinc and iron exhibits at least a value according to Formula I:

where
VW: discarded amount of pretreatment solution in L/m2;
CBMe: concentration of zirconium and/or titanium in the pretreatment solution in mmol/L;
ZE: molar ratio of the total amount of fluorine in the form of water-soluble compounds that represent a source for fluoride ions to the total amount of the elements zirconium and/or titanium in the form of water-soluble compounds in the added total volume of replenishment solutions, with the proviso that the following applies:

US Pat. No. 10,458,003

COPPER ALLOY AND COPPER ALLOY FORMING MATERIAL

MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORP...

1. A copper alloy, consisting of:Mg, oxygen and a balance of Cu and unavoidable impurities,
wherein a Mg content is in a range of 3.3% by atom to 6.9% by atom,
an oxygen content is in a range of 0.01 ppm by atom to 500 ppm by atom,
the copper alloy has a measured value of an electrical conductivity ? (% IACS) that does not exceed a calculated value of an electrical conductivity in % IACS expressed by a formulaic expression {1.7241/(?0.0347×X2+0.6569×X +1.7)}×100, wherein X is the Mg content in % by atom in the copper alloy, and
the copper alloy is a Cu—Mg solid solution alloy supersaturated with Mg.

US Pat. No. 10,457,932

METHODS FOR IN VITRO RIBOSOME SYNTHESIS AND EVOLUTION

Northwestern University, ...

1. A method of identifying an engineered or modified E. coli ribosome having functional activity under a defined condition, comprising:(a) performing an integrated ribosome synthesis assembly and translation (iSAT) reaction with a library of mutated rRNA templates and a ribosome display reporter template; and
(b) partitioning a subpopulation of rRNAs in assembled mutated ribosomes having translational activity under the defined condition from a remainder population of mutated rRNAs present in the iSAT reaction; and
(c) enriching the partitioned subpopulation of rRNAs in assembled mutated ribosomes having translational activity to identify the engineered E. coli ribosome having functional activity under the defined condition.

US Pat. No. 10,457,908

METHOD OF MICROBIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF A SAMPLE IN A UNIQUE CONTAINER

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA REC...

1. A method of analysis of a sample comprising:a) introducing the sample and a culture medium into a single, flexible container having a single compartment;
b) homogenizing the sample and the culture medium so as to obtain a homogenized mixture;
c) closing said container after step a) or step b);
d) enriching the homogenized mixture;
e) connecting a module to the flexible container before, during or after step d); and
f) analyzing homogenized mixture by an analysis system, wherein the module comprises the analysis system; and
wherein steps a) to d) are carried out in the single container; and steps d) to f) are carried out without reopening of the container.

US Pat. No. 10,457,907

ELECTROCHEMICAL MEASUREMENT DEVICE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. An electrochemical measurement device, comprising:a base;
a specimen placement portion disposed on the base, for placing a biological specimen;
a first electrode disposed on the base and surrounding the specimen placement portion; and
a first insulating layer covering the first electrode, wherein:
the first insulating layer has a plurality of openings,
the first electrode has a plurality of first electrode exposed portions which are portions of the first electrode that are exposed from the plurality of openings of the first insulating layer,
an area of each of the first electrode exposed portions is less than or equal to 500 ?m2,
a distance between each of the first electrode exposed portions and a center of the specimen placement portion is greater than 100 ?m, and
the plurality of first electrode exposed portions are arranged on a perimeter of a circle surrounding the specimen placement portion.

US Pat. No. 10,457,866

DRY ETCHING GAS AND DRY ETCHING METHOD

Central Glass Company, Li...

1. A dry etching gas containing 1,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene,wherein the 1,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene has a purity of 99.7 mass % or more, a nitrogen content of 0.3 volume % or less and a water content of 0.03 mass % or less, and
wherein the total of concentrations of Fe, Ni, Cr, Al, and Mo in the 1,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene is 500 mass ppb or less.

US Pat. No. 10,457,865

WATER-SOLUBLE QUANTUM DOT (QD) AND MANUFACTURING METHODS OF THE WATER-SOLUBLE QD AND THE QD FILMS

Shenzhen China Star Optoe...

1. A manufacturing method of water-soluble quantum dots (QDs), comprising:respectively providing oil-soluble QDs and multi-mercapto polymers;
mixing the multi-mercapto polymer and the oil-soluble QDs such that the multi-mercapto polymer and the oil-soluble QDs are reacted with each other to conduct ligand exchange under protection of inert gas;
adding water and collecting aqueous solution on a top layer after reaction to obtain water-soluble QDs;
the step of providing the multi-mercapto polymer further comprises:
dissolving polymers containing amino and episulfide alkanes in dry chloroform, and after reaction under a first predetermined condition, obtaining the multi-mercapto polymer;
wherein the step of mixing the multi-mercapto polymer and the oil-soluble QDs further comprises:
under the protection of the inert gas, dripping the multi-mercapto polymers into the oil-soluble QDs, after a first predetermined time under a first temperature, adding the water and increasing the temperature of the water to a second temperature, and the reaction is conducted for a second predetermined time;
the step of collecting the aqueous solution on the top layer after the reaction to obtain the water-soluble further comprises:
adding dithiothreitol (DTT) after the temperature is reduced, and extracting
and collecting the aqueous solution on the top layer to obtain the water-soluble QDs.

US Pat. No. 10,457,864

ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT MATERIALS AND DEVICES

Universal Display Corpora...

1. A method of preparing a metal complex having the formula M(LA)(LB)(LC), comprising:providing a precursor metal complex having the formula (LA)(LB)M-(X)2-M(LA)(LB),
wherein M is a metal selected from the group consisting of Ir, Rh, Re, Ru, Os, Pt, Au, and Cu, ligand LA is
 ligand LB is and X is a halogen;wherein rings A, B, C, and D are each independently a 5 or 6-membered carbocyclic or heterocyclic ring;
wherein RA, RB, RC, and RD each independently represent mono substitution up to the maximum possible number of substitutions, or no substitution;
wherein Z1 and Z2 are each independently selected from the group consisting of carbon or nitrogen;
wherein C1 is an anionic donor carbon atom, and C2 is a neutral carbene carbon atom;
wherein each of RA, RB, RC, RD, RX, RY, and RZ are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, deuterium, halide, alkyl, cycloalkyl, heteroalkyl, arylalkyl, alkoxy, aryloxy, amino, silyl, alkenyl, cycloalkenyl, heteroalkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, heteroaryl, acyl, carbonyl, carboxylic acids, ester, nitrile, isonitrile, sulfanyl, sulfinyl, sulfonyl, phosphino, and combinations thereof; and
wherein any adjacent substituents are optionally joined or fused into a ring; and reacting the precursor metal complex with a first reagent to obtain the metal complex having the formula M(LA)(LB)(LC),
wherein LC is selected from the group consisting of:

 wherein each of RX, RY, and RZ are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, deuterium, halide, alkyl, cycloalkyl, heteroalkyl, arylalkyl, alkoxy, aryloxy, amino, silyl, alkenyl, cycloalkenyl, heteroalkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, heteroaryl, acyl, carbonyl, carboxylic acids, ester, nitrile, isonitrile, sulfanyl, sulfinyl, sulfonyl, phosphino, and combinations thereof;

 wherein rings C? and D? are each independently a 5 or 6-membered carbocyclic or heterocyclic ring; wherein C1? is an anionic donor carbon atom and C2? is a neutral carbene carbon atom; and variables RC?, RD? are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, deuterium, halide, alkyl, cycloalkyl, heteroalkyl, arylalkyl, alkoxy, aryloxy, amino, silyl, alkenyl, cycloalkenyl, heteroalkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, heteroaryl, acyl, carbonyl, carboxylic acids, ester, nitrile, isonitrile, sulfanyl, sulfinyl, sulfonyl, phosphino, and combinations thereof; and

 wherein rings A? and B? ach independently a 5 or 6-membered carbocyclic or heterocyclic ring; variables Z1? is an anionic donor carbon atom and Z2? is a neutral nitrogen atom; and variables RA?, RB? are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, deuterium, halide, alkyl, cycloalkyl, heteroalkyl, arylalkyl, alkoxy, aryloxy, amino, silyl, alkenyl, cycloalkenyl, heteroalkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, heteroaryl, acyl, carbonyl, carboxylic acids, ester, nitrile, isonitrile, sulfanyl, sulfinyl, sulfonyl, phosphino, and combinations thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,457,831

OXIDATIVELY CURABLE COATING COMPOSITION

CATEXEL LIMITED, Longdon...

1. A formulation comprising an oxidatively curable alkyd-based resin and a complex, said complex comprising a manganese or iron ion and a chelant of the formula (I):
wherein:
each of —R1, —R2, —R3 and —R4 independently represents —H, —C1-24alkyl, —C6-10aryl or a group comprising a heteroatom capable of coordinating to a metal ion;
Q represents methylene or ethylene, in which one or more hydrogen atoms may be optionally independently replaced with a C1-24 alkyl group or a C6-10 aryl; and
Q? represents ethylene or n-propylene, in which one or more hydrogen atoms may be optionally independently replaced with a C1-24 alkyl group or a C6-10 aryl.

US Pat. No. 10,457,790

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING POLISHING PAD

KPX CHEMICAL CO., LTD., ...

1. A method of manufacturing a polishing pad, the method comprising:(a) producing an urethane prepolymer having a viscosity of 20,000 cps (at 25° C.) to 40,000 cps (at 25° C.) by mixing a plurality of polymer molecules, wherein the plurality of polymer molecules comprises a polymer having four or more hydroxyl groups, and an amount of the polymer having four or more hydroxyl groups ranges from 1% to 30% based on a total weight of the urethane prepolymer;
(b) mixing the urethane prepolymer produced at the producing step (a) with an inert gas and a low-boiling blowing agent having a boiling point of 60° C. to 150° C.; and
(c) manufacturing a polishing layer including porous pores by causing a mixture produced at the mixing step (b) to be subjected to gelation and curing in a predetermined cast,
wherein, the mixing step (b) includes causing an average size of pores produced by mixing the inert gas of 5% to 30% and the low-boiling blowing agent of 0.1% to 10% of a total volume of a mixture produced at the mixing step (b) with the urethane prepolymer produced at the producing step (a) to be 31 ?m or smaller.

US Pat. No. 10,457,769

NITROGEN-CONTAINING COMPOUNDS SUITABLE FOR USE IN THE PRODUCTION OF POLYURETHANES

Evonik Degussa GmbH, Ess...

1. A process for making a polyisocyanate polyaddition product comprising mixing(1) from 20 wt % to 95% wt %, the wt % based on the weight of the polyisocyanate polyaddition product, of a nitrogenous compound and/or corresponding quaternized and/or protonated compound and a polyol component with an isocyanate component and a blowing agent and reacting this composition, wherein this nitrogenous compound conforms to formula (III)
wherein the compound of formula (III) by Williamson's ether is synthesised by reacting 2-chloro-methyl ether with an excess of at least two equivalents of pyrrolidine and;(2) from 0.1 wt % to <30 wt % based on the weight of the polyisocyanate polyaddition product of ingredients including,
a) 1-(2-hydroxyethyl)pyrrolidine,
b) 2-(2-(pyrrolidin-1-yl)ethoxy)ethanol, and
c) 1-(2-(pyrrolidin-1-yl)propoxy)propan-2-ol.

US Pat. No. 10,457,755

SOLID CATALYST COMPONENT FOR OLEFIN POLYMERIZATION, METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME, OLEFIN POLYMERIZATION CATALYST, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING OLEFIN POLYMER

TOHO TITANIUM CO., LTD., ...

1. A solid catalyst component, comprising magnesium, titanium, a halogen, a carbonate compound (A) represented by formula (1), and an ether compound (B) that comprises two or more ether groups,R1—O—C(?O)—O—Z—O—R2  (1)
wherein R1 and R2 are each independently a hydrocarbon group or a substituted hydrocarbon group comprising 1 to 24 carbon atoms, or a heteroatom-containing group, and Z is a linking group that links two oxygen atoms through a carbon atom or a carbon chain,
wherein the ether compound (B) is a compound represented by formula (3),
R7—O—CH2CR8R9CH2—O—R10  (3)
wherein
R8 and R9 are each independently a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, an alkyl group comprising 1 to 12 carbon atoms, a vinyl group, an alkenyl group comprising 3 to 12 carbon atoms, a cycloalkyl group comprising 3 to 12 carbon atoms, a cycloalkenyl group comprising 3 to 12 carbon atoms, an aromatic hydrocarbon group comprising 6 to 12 carbon atoms, a halogen-substituted aromatic hydrocarbon group comprising 6 to 12 carbon atoms, a substituted aromatic hydrocarbon group comprising 7 to 12 carbon atoms, an alkylamino group comprising 1 to 12 carbon atoms, or a dialkylamino group comprising 2 to 12 carbon atoms, and
R7 and R10 are each independently an alkyl group comprising 1 to 12 carbon atoms, a vinyl group, an alkenyl group comprising 3 to 12 carbon atoms, a cycloalkyl group comprising 3 to 6 carbon atoms, an aromatic hydrocarbon group comprising 6 to 12 carbon atoms, a halogen-substituted aromatic hydrocarbon group comprising 6 to 12 carbon atoms, or a substituted aromatic hydrocarbon group comprising 7 to 12 carbon atoms.

US Pat. No. 10,457,703

BILE ACID DERIVATIVES AS FXR/TGR5 AGONISTS AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

Enanta Pharmaceuticals, I...

1. A compound represented by Formula I or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof:
wherein:
Ra is hydrogen or methyl;
Rb is selected from the group consisting of:
1) C(O)NR10R11;
2) C(O)NHSO2R1;
3) —SO2R1; and
4) —C(O)R1;
R1 is selected from the group consisting of:
1) Halogen;
2) Hydroxyl;
3) Substituted or unsubstituted —C1-C8 alkyl;
4) Substituted or unsubstituted —C2-C8 alkenyl;
5) Substituted or unsubstituted —C2-C8 alkynyl;
6) Substituted or unsubstituted —C3-C8 cycloalkyl;
7) Substituted or unsubstituted aryl;
8) Substituted or unsubstituted arylalkyl;
9) Substituted or unsubstituted heterocycloalkyl;
10) Substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl;
11) Substituted or unsubstituted heteroarylalkyl; and
12) —NR10R11;
R2 is hydrogen;
Rc is hydrogen;
m is selected from 0, 1, 2 and 3;
R3 is hydrogen or hydroxyl;
R4 is hydrogen or hydroxyl;
R5 and R6 are independently selected from hydrogen and hydroxyl protecting group;
R7 is selected from the group consisting of:
Hydrogen and substituted or unsubstituted —C1-C8 alkyl;
and
R10 and R11 are each independently selected from hydrogen, substituted or unsubstituted —C1-C8 alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted —C2-C8 alkenyl, substituted or unsubstituted —C2-C8 alkynyl, substituted or unsubstituted —C3-C8 cycloalkyl, or R10 and R11 are taken together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached to form a heterocyclic ring.

US Pat. No. 10,457,702

DICAFFEOYL SPERMIDINE CYCLIZED DERIVATIVES AND USE THEREOF

Jinan University, Guangz...

1. A method for treating a neurodegenerative disease, which comprises administering to a subject in need of treatment a therapeutically effective amount of dicaffeoyl spermidine cyclized derivatives with the following structure formula, or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof,
wherein,
R1, R2, and R3 are hydroxy, methoxy, or optionally substituted glycosyl, R4—R5— is either —CH?CH or —CH2—CH2—; —R6—R7— is either —CH?CH or —CH2—CH2—,
wherein the optionally substituted glycosyl is optionally substituted with one or more of monosaccharide groups, disaccharide groups or polysaccharide groups, wherein the monosaccharide groups are selected from the group consisting of:
glucosyl, glucuronyl, mannosyl, galactosyl, allosyl, fructosyl, sorbosyl, furanosyl, rhamnosyl, quinovosyl, arabinosyl, lyxosyl, xylosyl, ribosyl;
wherein the disaccharide groups and polysaccharide groups are formed from the monosaccharides.

US Pat. No. 10,457,696

CATIONIC SILICON (II) COMPOUNDS AND METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION THEREOF

1. A method for producing cationic silicon (II) compounds of general formula I, comprising:(RaSi)+HA?  (I)
reacting the silicon (II) compounds of general formula II
(Rb?H)(RaSi)+  (II)
with a compound A,
where
Ra is a carbon-containing radical, which may additionally comprise heteroatoms, bound to the cationic silicon atom via a covalent bond, ionic bond or via one or more ? bonds with the cationic silicon atom,
(Rb?H) is a p-bonded singly negatively charged radical of general formula III,

Rx are monovalent or polyvalent organic radicals, which may also be bonded to one another to form a fused ring, with the proviso that at least one of the radicals Rx is an organic radical bonded via carbon bearing at least one hydrogen atom, and
A is a compound which, as an electrophile, is capable of accepting electron pairs, wherein said compound has formula MX3 where M is=B, Al or Ga, and where X is a C6-C20 aryl radical substituted by halogen.

US Pat. No. 10,457,680

PROCESS FOR PREPARING A PARP INHIBITOR, CRYSTALLINE FORMS, AND USES THEREOF

BEIGENE, LTD., Grand Cay...

1. A compound of Formula I,wherein n is a number from 0.0 to 2.0; m is a number from 0.0 to 20.0; and wherein the solvent is formed by solvation of solvent selected from isopropanol, ethanol, methanol, acetone, THF, 1,4-dioxane, acetic acid, acetonitrile, water, or a combination thereof;wherein the compound has:a) a Crystalline Form D, which has a powder X-ray diffraction pattern comprising three or more diffraction peaks having 2? angle values independently selected from the group consisting of: 5.7±0.2, 6.4±0.2, 6.8±0.2, 9.3±0.2, 9.8±0.2, 10.3±0.2, 11.5±0.2, 12.4±0.2, 12.9±0.2, 13.4±0.2, 13.9±0.2, 17.8±0.2, 18.3±0.2, 18.8±0.2, 18.9±0.2, 23.7±0.2, 25.0±0.2, 25.7±0.2, 25.9±0.2, and 26.7±0.2 degrees; or
b) a Crystalline Form E, which has a powder X-ray diffraction pattern comprising three or more diffraction peaks having 2? angle values independently selected from the group consisting of: 6.2±0.2, 8.6±0.2, 9.5±0.2, 11.0±0.2, 11.5±0.2, 12.0±0.2, 12.5±0.2, 13.4±0.2, 13.8±0.2, 14.4±0.2, 14.7±0.2, 15.1±0.2, 15.3±0.2, 16.2±0.2, 16.9±0.2, 17.9±0.2, 18.3±0.2, 19.0±0.2, 19.5±0.2, 20.1±0.2, 21.3±0.2, 22.2±0.2, 22.9±0.2, 23.3±0.2, 24.2±0.2, 24.6±0.2, 25.1±0.2, 25.7±0.2, 26.3±0.2, 27.0±0.2, 27.4±0.2, and 30.9±0.2 degrees; or
c) a Crystalline Form F, which has a powder X-ray diffraction pattern comprising three or more diffraction peaks having 2? angle values independently selected from the group consisting of: 5.2±0.2, 6.3±0.2, 7.7±0.2, 9.7±0.2, 10.4±0.2, 11.8±0.2, 13.7±0.2, 15.6±0.2,17.5±0.2, 18.0±0.2, 19.5±0.2, 20.2±0.2, 21.7±0.2, 23.1±0.2, 24.7±0.2, 25.3±0.2, and 27.3±0.2 degrees; or
d) a Crystalline Form H, which has a powder X-ray diffraction pattern comprising four or more diffraction peaks having 2? angle values independently selected from the group consisting of: 9.5±0.2, 12.0±0.2, 13.5±0.2, 15.4±0.2, 17.0±0.2, 19.0±0.2, 23.0±0.2, 24.2±0.2, 27.0±0.2, 27.4±0.2, 31.0±0.2, 34.7±0.2, and 34.8±0.2 degrees; or
e) a Crystalline Form K, which has a powder X-ray diffraction pattern comprising three or more diffraction peaks having 2? angle values independently selected from the group consisting of: 6.4±0.2, 10.8±0.2, 12.6±0.2, 12.8±0.2, 19.2±0.2, 25.2±0.2, 25.8±0.2, 32.4±0.2, and 34.1±0.2 degrees; or
f) a Crystalline Form I, which has a powder X-ray diffraction pattern comprising four or more diffraction peaks having 2? angle values independently selected from the group consisting of: 9.8±0.2, 10.0±0.2, 11.1±0.2, 11.7±0.2, 12.9±0.2, 13.3±0.2, 13.9±0.2, 14.4±0.2, 17.1±0.2, 17.4±0.2, 17.6±0.2, 17.9±0.2, 18.4±0.2, 18.5±0.2, 19.4±0.2, 20.8±0.2, 21.9±0.2, 23.7±0.2, 26.4±0.2, 26.9±0.2, and 29.4±0.2 degrees; or
g) a Crystalline Form J, which has a powder X-ray diffraction pattern comprising four or more diffraction peaks having 2? angle values independently selected from the group consisting of: 6.4±0.2, 8.7±0.2, 9.9±0.2, 10.3±0.2, 11.7±0.2, 12.8±0.2, 13.9±0.2, 18.1±0.2, 19.3±0.2, 23.0±0.2, 23.8±0.2, and 25.8±0.2 degrees.

US Pat. No. 10,457,679

IMIDAZO[4,5-C]QUINOLIN-2-ONE COMPOUNDS AND THEIR USE IN TREATING CANCER

AstraZeneca AB, Sodertal...

1. A compound of Formula (I):
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, where:
R1 is methyl;
R2 is hydro or methyl; or R1 and R2 together with the nitrogen atom to which they are bonded form an azetidinyl, pyrrolidinyl or piperidinyl ring;
R3 is hydro or fluoro;
R4 is hydro or methyl; and
R5 is hydro or fluoro.

US Pat. No. 10,457,646

HYDANTOIN DERIVATIVE COMPOUNDS, METHODS OF USE AND METHODS OF TREATMENT

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORI...

1. A hydantoin derivative compound having the following structure:
wherein D1 is a hydantoin core, D2 is a membrane interacting domain, R1 is a hydrophobic group, R2 is selected from the group consisting of a NH2 group, an aminobutyl group, an aminopentyl group, an aminohexyl group, and an aminopropyl group, and X is a lipid tail.

US Pat. No. 10,457,645

METHOD FOR THE PREPARATION OF 3-FLUOROALKYL-1-METHYLPYRAZOL-4-CARBOXYLIC ACID

CHANGZHOU KEYLAB BIOCHEMI...

1. A method for the preparation of a pesticide, the method comprising preparing a 3-fluoroalkyl-1-methylpyrazol-4-carboxylic acid by the following steps:step 1, fluoroacetyl fluoride derivative shown in Formula I undergoes condensation with dimethyl amino vinyl methyl ketone, as a result, 3-dimethylamino methylene-1,1-difluoro-2,4-pentanedione derivative shown in Formula II is formed:

wherein, R1 is hydrogen, fluorine or chlorine atom; R2 is fluorine or chlorine atom;
step 2, ring closing reaction takes place between said 3-dimethylamino methylene-1,1-difluoro-2,4-pentanedione shown in Formula II and methylhydrazine, in this way, 3-fluoroalkyl-1-methyl-4-acetyl pyrazol derivative shown in Formula III is obtained;

step 3, the said 3-fluoroalkyl-1-methyl-4-acetyl pyrazol derivative shown in Formula III is oxidized in the presence of alkali, and then acidified, in this way, 3-fluoroalkyl-1-methylpyrazol-4-carboxylic acid shown in Formula IV is formed,

and transforming the 3-fluoroalkyl-1-methylpyrazol-4-carboxylic acid into an activated 3-fluoroalkyl-1-methylpyrazol-4-carboxylic acid and reacting the activated 3-fluoroalkyl-1-methylpyrazol-4-carboxylic acid with an amine to obtain the pesticide.

US Pat. No. 10,457,644

PYRAZOL COMPOUNDS AS EAAT3 INHIBITORS

Hoffman-La Roche Inc., L...

1. A compound of formula (I):
wherein
R1? is methyl;
R1 is selected from the group consisting of
i) methyl,
ii) ethyl,
iii) trifluoromethyl
iv) hydroxymethyl,
v) cyclopropyl, and
vi) cyano;
or R1? and R1 together with the carbon atom to which they are attached form 1,1-dioxo-tetrahydro-thiophen-3-yl;
R2 is selected from the group consisting of
i) hydrogen,
ii) methyl,
iii) ethyl,
iv) isopropyl,
v) tert-butyl,
vi) cyclopropyl,
vii) cyclopropylmethyl, and
viii) hydroxymethyl;
R3 is selected from the group consisting of
i) hydrogen,
ii) chloro,
iii) fluoro,
iv) methyl
v) isopropyl,
vi) methoxy,
vii) cyano,
viii) cyclopropyl, and
ix) trifluoromethyl;
R4 is selected from the group consisting of
i) hydrogen,
ii) chloro,
iii) fluoro, and
iv) methyl;
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,457,591

SUBSTRATE PROVIDED WITH A STACK HAVING THERMAL PROPERTIES COMPRISING AT LEAST ONE NICKEL OXIDE LAYER

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A transparent substrate provided, on a main face, with a stack of thin layers comprising at least one metallic functional layer having properties of reflection in the infrared region and/or in the solar radiation region, and two antireflective coatings, said antireflective coatings each comprising at least one dielectric layer, said functional layer being positioned between the two antireflective coatings, wherein at least one nickel oxide NixO layer is located under said functional layer in the direction of the substrate and/or above said functional layer, with interposition of at least one layer or of just one layer made of a different material between said nickel oxide NixO layer and said functional layer, and wherein said nickel oxide NixO layer is superstoichiometric in oxygen.

US Pat. No. 10,457,583

METHOD FOR RELIEVING CORROSIVE ENVIRONMENT OF BOILING WATER REACTOR, NUCLEAR POWER PLANT, AND METHOD FOR INJECTING NOBLE METAL WHICH IS CARRIED OUT IN NUCLEAR POWER PLANT

Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy...

1. A method for relieving a corrosive environment of a boiling water reactor, the method comprising the steps of:heating a sodium hexahydroxoplatinate solution to 190° C. or higher to produce a platinum oxide colloid, then
injecting hydrogen and the platinum oxide colloid into a water line to be supplied into the reactor pressure vessel during power generation of the boiling water nuclear, and
injecting oxygen or hydrogen peroxide in the water line, wherein
a concentration of the injected oxygen or hydrogen peroxide in the water line is stoichiometrically higher than the concentration of the injected hydrogen.

US Pat. No. 10,457,569

APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHODS FOR USING HUMAN ENERGY IN COLLECTING, TRANSPORTING, AND PURIFYING WATER

1. An apparatus for storing, transporting and cleaning water comprising:a rounded barrel shaped, water impermeable container made of material comprising an ultraviolet light stabilized polymer,
the container comprising an interior container surface and exterior container surface,
two opposing container closed ends, the container closed ends each having an internal surface and external surface,
at least one container port and corresponding removable container port cap,
a handle connected to two removable arms rotatably attached to the container at a container axis of rotation to at least one of the two opposing container closed ends;
the container further comprising a removable translucent, water impermeable casing attached to the inner surface of the container closed ends at the container axis of rotation that can be opened,
an electrical box that can be opened, and the casing comprising at least two removable and replaceable tube shaped ultraviolet lights and at least two fixed copper coils inside the casing,
a free falling magnet that oscillates inside each of the at least two fixed copper coils when the container is rotated,
the ultraviolet lights and the at least two copper coils connected to at least one electrical harness inside the casing;
the container further comprising at least three activated carbon fin cartridges releasably fixed to a corresponding fin base and track, the fin base and track fixed to the inner surface of the container closed ends, the fins spaced proportionally around a circumference of the inner surface of the container.

US Pat. No. 10,457,567

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DISTRIBUTED UTILITIES

DEKA Products Limited Par...

1. A method for monitoring a water purification device comprising:providing a water purification device for converting an available resource to a desired utility, the water purification device characterized by a plurality of operating parameters;
coupling an input sensor for measuring the available resource entering the water purification device;
coupling an output sensor for measuring the amount of desired utility leaving the water purification device;
coupling a local controller to the input and output sensor for concatenating the measured available resource entering and the amount of desired utility leaving the water purification device on the basis of the input and output sensors;
providing a remote controller for modifying the operation of the water purification device based on the concatenated measured available resource entering and desired utility leaving the water purification device;
providing a self-locating device having an output to the remote controller indicative of a geographical location of the water purification device;
providing communication between a telemetry module and the remote controller; and
providing communication between the telemetry module and a monitoring station,
wherein the self-locating device is a global positioning system, and
wherein the remote controller modifies operation of the water purification device based on the geographical location of the water purification device.

US Pat. No. 10,457,566

LOW-DIMENSIONAL HYPERTHIN FES2 NANOSTRUCTURES FOR ELECTROCATALYSIS

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS, La...

1. An electrode comprising a FeS2 electrocatalytic material, the FeS2 electrocatalytic material comprising FeS2 nanostructures in the form of FeS2 wires, FeS2 discs, or both, wherein the FeS2 wires and the FeS2 discs are hyperthin having a thickness in the range of from about the thickness of a monolayer of FeS2 molecules to about 20 nm, and further wherein the FeS2 nanostructures are polycrystalline comprising a non-pyrite majority crystalline phase.

US Pat. No. 10,457,553

BORON NITRIDE MATERIAL AND METHOD OF PREPARATION THEREOF

Nanyang Technological Uni...

1. A method of preparing a boron nitride material, the method comprisingproviding a substrate, wherein the substrate is a metallic substrate or graphene or a substrate having one or more carbon nanotubes, and
sublimating an amine borane complex onto the substrate, the amine borane complex having general formula
R3N.BX3,whereinX at each occurrence is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and a halogen, and R at each occurrence is independently a linear or branched, unsubstituted alkyl with 1 to 20 carbon atoms; and
wherein the sublimating is carried out (i) at a temperature of about 50° C. or less to obtain a boron nitride material consisting essentially of boron nitride, or (ii) at a temperature of greater than about 50° C. and less than about 100° C. to obtain a boron nitride material doped with about 2 wt % to about 5 wt % carbon, or (iii) at a temperature in the range of about 100° C. to about 200° C. to obtain a boron nitride composite comprising one or more domains of boron nitride and carbon.

US Pat. No. 10,457,549

SEMICONDUCTIVE STRUCTURE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANF...

1. A semiconductive structure, comprising:a first substrate comprising:
an interconnection layer; and
a first conductor protruding from the interconnection layer;
a second substrate comprising a second conductor bonded to the first conductor;
a first cavity between and sealed by the first substrate and the second substrate, wherein the first cavity has a first cavity pressure; and
a second cavity between and sealed by the first substrate and the second substrate, wherein the second cavity has a second cavity pressure,
wherein the first cavity partially extends through the interconnection layer, and a first surface of the interconnection layer is a sidewall of the first cavity;
the first cavity pressure is less than the second cavity pressure;
a bottommost surface of the second cavity is substantially co-planar with a second surface of the interconnection layer substantially orthogonal to the first surface; and
the second cavity is defined by the second surface of the interconnection layer and a surface of the second substrate, a surface of the first conductor and a surface of the second conductor.

US Pat. No. 10,457,534

HEAVY-DUTY LIFT TRUCK

1. A heavy-duty lift truck which is designed as a mast-based apparatus having a mast, wherein a load pick-up device is disposed so that it can be raised and lowered on the mast and the heavy-duty lift truck is arranged at least for a maximum load capacity of 8 t, wherein the heavy-duty lift truck comprises a power train with a travelling drive, wherein the travelling drive comprises an electric drive unit, and wherein the electric drive unit comprises an assembly with a direct voltage supply bus, an inverter connected thereto, a braking resistor connected to the inverter and an electric motor which can be actuated via the inverter and the electric motor is drivingly connected to a driving axle of the heavy-duty lift truck, and wherein the electric drive unit is connected via an electric line to a battery in order to be supplied with power, and wherein a direct current power controller is connected via a second electric line to the first electric line and a system battery and a vehicle computer are connected to the direct current power controller.

US Pat. No. 10,457,519

SAFETY CHUCK

Double E Company, LLC, W...

1. A safety chuck mounted to equipment that process web material, comprising:a spindle having an elongated, generally cylindrical body with a proximal end and a distal end, said proximal and distal ends defining a spindle longitudinal axis, said spindle distal end terminating in a jaw assembly, said spindle distal end having a spring aperture formed therein, said spring aperture positioned off-center from the spindle longitudinal axis, said moveable jaw having a corresponding spring aperture formed therein;
said jaw assembly having a static jaw fixedly attached to the spindle and extending forward of the spindle distal end, and a complimentary moveable jaw encased in a moveable, cylindrical shroud, said shroud having a rear surface facing an annular mounting flange front surface, and an opposite front surface, said shroud having a central aperture with the moveable jaw fixedly attached thereto, said shroud central aperture slideable over the spindle front distal end and static jaw, through the mounting flange front surface, a desired distance into an annular mounting flange interior, wherein the shroud is in a fully closed position when the shroud and moveable jaw are aligned with the static jaw;
an annular mounting flange holding said spindle, said annular mounting flange having a cylindrical housing leading to an annular mounting flange rear surface, said annular mounting flange rear surface facing the spindle proximal end, said annular mounting flange front surface formed into a flange in front of the housing, said annular mounting flange having a central, ring-like aperture formed therein, wherein the spindle body fits within the central ring-like aperture, wherein the spindle distal end terminates within the annular mounting flange central aperture past the mounting flange front surface;
a plurality of ball bearing rings positioned beneath a cylindrical housing within the central ring-like aperture against a spindle body surface;
a single die spring inserted into the spindle and moveable jaw spring apertures, said die spring forcing the shroud into a fully closed position;
a plurality of magnets attached about the mounting flange central aperture and facing toward the shroud rear surface, said shroud rear surface made from ferrous material, said shroud rear surface having a plurality of open slots formed therein, said slots spaced about the shroud rear surface, said magnets adapted to magnetically engage the shroud rear surface when the shroud rear surface engages the mounting flange interior, wherein as the shroud is rotated and the magnets become aligned with the open slots, magnetic engagement is broken.

US Pat. No. 10,457,509

CARD TRANSPORT DEVICE

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...

1. A card transport device, comprising:a support surface configured to support one or more cards thereon;
a feed unit facing the support surface, and configured to feed the one or more cards supported on the support surface downstream in a transport direction along a transport path;
a separator located downstream from the feed unit in the transport direction, and configured to transport the cards fed by the feed unit downstream in the transport direction while separating the cards from one another;
a slope connected to a downstream support end of the support surface in the transport direction and extending obliquely upward downstream in the transport direction toward the separator; and
a restrictor located on the support surface, and configured to restrict a position of an upstream end in the transport direction of a particular card directly supported on the support surface, out of the one or more cards, thereby positioning a downstream end of the particular card to be downstream from the feed unit in the transport direction, wherein the restrictor is immovable relative to the support surface and has a receiving surface configured to receive the upstream end of the particular card.

US Pat. No. 10,457,506

ENHANCED DEPLOYMENT OF SAFETY CAGE APPARATUS FOR TANKS ON VEHICLES

Sam Carbis Asset Manageme...

1. An apparatus for selectively controlling a source of pressurized fluid and thereby controlling the movement of a fall protection cage configured for surrounding a section of a work area at the top of rolling stock, the apparatus comprising:a fall protection cage configured to be extendable between a deployment orientation at a top of rolling stock and a storage orientation spaced apart from the top of rolling stock;
a gate pivotable between a closed position preventing worker access into the fall protection cage and an open position allowing worker access into the fall protection cage;
a gate lock configured and disposed for selectively assuming a locked orientation for selectively locking the gate in the closed position and alternatively assuming an unlocked orientation for selectively freeing the gate to assume the open position;
a two-position lever operated directional valve having an inlet coupling connected via a first pressure line to the source of pressurized fluid, the two-position lever operated directional valve having an outlet coupling; and
a gate lock cylinder having an inlet connected via a second pressure line to the outlet coupling of the two-position lever operated directional valve, the gate lock cylinder being connected to the gate lock; and
wherein the two-position lever operated directional valve is configured for selectively connecting the first pressure line to the second pressure line whereby the gate lock cylinder becomes biased to maintain the gate lock in the locked orientation.

US Pat. No. 10,457,505

IMPROVEMENTS RELATING TO THE STACKING AND RECLAIMING OF BULK MATERIALS

Kilic Inventions Pty Ltd,...

1. A mobile stacker and reclaimer combination, comprising a mobile stacker, and a mobile reclaimer comprising a base riding on a conveyance means, a tower which extends up from the base, at least one elongate collector for a bulk material suspended from the base at or near ground level so as to be extending transversely, the at least one collector comprising an outlet and at least one powered conveyor driving bulk material collected in the at least one collector toward the outlet, an elevator conveying the bulk material from the at least one collector up the tower to a slewing conveyor boom mounted atop the tower, and a power train so that the mobile reclaimer is movable independently to the mobile stacker, wherein, in use, the mobile reclaimer simultaneously collects the bulk material and feeds the bulk material to the mobile stacker.

US Pat. No. 10,457,487

SORTING CONVEYOR AND BELT

Laitram, L.L.C., Harahan...

1. A conveyor belt comprising:an endless belt body having a top and an opposite bottom extending laterally from a first side to a second side and longitudinally in a direction of belt travel;
wherein the belt body includes a plurality of openings extending through the belt body from the top to the bottom and indented laterally inward of the first and second sides and spaced apart longitudinally;
a plurality of doors associated with the plurality of openings and movably attached to the belt body for movement from first positions occluding the openings to support articles in the openings to second positions away from the openings to release articles through the openings.

US Pat. No. 10,457,480

CANTILEVERED DUMPER SYSTEM

1. A dumping system comprising:a base structure; and
a dumping mechanism comprising a plurality of sides such that said dumping mechanism is adapted to receive and subsequently dump material, said plurality of sides comprising a plurality of sidewalls that include at least a first sidewall and a second sidewall, said first sidewall adapted to be connected to said base structure in a first configuration such that said dumping mechanism is adapted to rotate relative to said base structure between a first loading position and a first dumping position, said dumping mechanism further adapted to be repositioned relative to said base structure to be in a second configuration wherein said second sidewall is adapted to be connected to said base structure such that said dumping mechanism is adapted to rotate relative to said base structure between a second loading position and a second dumping position;
wherein, relative to said base structure, said first loading position is different from said second loading position, and said first dumping position is different from said second dumping position.

US Pat. No. 10,457,470

MODULAR BOX ASSEMBLY

Pratt Retail Specialties,...

1. A modular box assembly comprising:a box having a top end and an opposed bottom end, the box comprising:
a first side panel, a third side panel opposed to the first side panel, a second side panel positioned between and coupled to the first side panel and the third side panel, and a fourth side panel opposed to the second side panel, the fourth side panel being positioned between and coupled to the first and third side panels, wherein each of the side panels extends from the top end to the bottom end;
a bottom panel disposed at the bottom end of the box, the bottom panel being coupled to each of the side panels such that the side panels and the bottom panel define a box cavity, and the top end defines a box opening in communication with the box cavity; and
a first shoulder attached to the second side panel, the first shoulder extending inward from the first side panel and the third side panel into the box cavity;
a second shoulder attached to the fourth side panel, the second shoulder extending inward from the first side panel and the third side panel into the box cavity, wherein each shoulder is spaced from the top end a predetermined distance; and
a box top comprising a top panel configured to cover the box opening, the box top being selectively movable about and between a closed position, in which the box top encloses the box cavity, and an open position, in which the box top is spaced from the top end and the box cavity is accessible, wherein in the closed position, a lower surface of the top panel engages the first shoulder and the second shoulder to support the top panel, and in the closed position an upper surface of the top panel is substantially flush with the top end of the box, and wherein the box top further comprises a pair of opposed side tabs extending away from the top panel, and wherein each side tab has a width that is less than a width of the top panel.

US Pat. No. 10,457,465

DISINFECTANT WIPES

TRISTEL PLC, Newmarket (...

1. A disinfectant wipes system comprising:a flexible sealed container containing a plurality of fabric wipe members and a burstable sachet;
a first part comprising a first reagent in a carrier medium absorbed or impregnated in the fabric wipe members; and
a second part within the burstable sachet, the second part miscible with the first part and comprising a second reagent in a carrier medium;
wherein the first reagent and the second reagent will react when mixed to provide a disinfectant composition;
wherein the container has an opening through which the wipe members and the burstable sachet may pass; the opening releasably sealed by an adhesive-backed label; and
wherein the burstable sachet is separate from the plurality of wipe members so that it can be removed through the opening without removing any of the plurality of wipe members.

US Pat. No. 10,457,458

FLIP WRAP

1. A sheet of twist-free cling wrap, comprising:A single ply body of cling film having a top, a bottom, a left side and a right side, a front, a back, a length, a three ply flap seamed to each of the top and the bottom of the body, a single ply thumb tab bonded to each of the front left side and the front right side, and a spine fused into, running the length of, and projecting coplanarly beyond, the left side and the right side of the top flap and body seam, wherein the three plies of each flap comprise in this order:
a. a top ply of cling film,
b. a center ply of cling-free film, each such center ply further comprising a plurality of hooks cut thereinto and projecting therefrom; and
c. a bottom ply of cling film.

US Pat. No. 10,457,451

CLEANSING DEVICE

F.S. KOREA INDUSTRIES INC...

1. A cleansing device comprising:a first joining member joined to an opening of a mineral water bottle that accommodates mineral water, the first joining member includes an applicator which allows the mineral water accommodated in the mineral water bottle to be applied to a face of a user; and
a second joining member detachably joined to the first joining member to protect the applicator of the first joining member,
wherein a diameter of the first joining member is sized to engage the opening of the mineral water bottle,
wherein a movement passage of the mineral water accommodated in the mineral water bottle is formed to penetrate at and throughout a center of the applicator,
wherein a seating groove in which a part of the applicator is inserted and seated is formed in the first joining member and a mineral water movement guide pipe is installed at a center of the seating groove, which is inserted into a part of the movement passage, and
wherein a mineral water movement amount control member is installed in the mineral water movement guide pipe, which controls a movement amount of the mineral water accommodated in the mineral water bottle to a very small amount.

US Pat. No. 10,457,447

PACKAGED CONSUMER PRODUCT

1. A packaged consumer product comprising:a package container;
a consumer product disposed within the package container;
a package closure disposed in communication with the package container;
an indicia comprising an array of discrete visual elements disposed in two or more layers upon adjacent surfaces of the package container and package closure, wherein the package container comprises two or more discrete visual elements and the package closure comprises two or more discrete visual elements, wherein the array of discrete visual elements comprise a network of elements that form a composite image; and
an interface gap between the package container and the package closure, wherein the indicia comprises an image-free zone corresponding to the location of the interface gap.

US Pat. No. 10,457,446

CONTAINMENT SYSTEM HAVING A ROTATABLE COVER

2think, LLC, Windsor, CO...

1. A containment system comprising:a container having a container sidewall disposed between opposing container first and second ends;
a lateral cavity disposed in said container sidewall;
a cover configured for concentric disposition about said container sidewall; and
an aperture element disposed in said cover, said aperture element defining an aperture element opening communicating between cover inner and outer surfaces;
wherein said cover is rotatable about said container sidewall between first and second positions;
wherein in said first position, said aperture element opening aligns with said lateral cavity, thereby allowing access to said lateral cavity; and
wherein in said second position, a portion of said cover overlays said lateral cavity to enclose said lateral cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,457,416

PARACHUTE LANDING ASSISTANT

1. A parachute landing assistant comprised of a battery pack; a power switch; an LED indicator light; an audio jack; a microcontroller; and LIDAR ground proximity sensor, whereinthe battery pack is comprised of an alkaline or lithium ion battery system that supplies 5 V DC power to the microcontroller and other components; the power switch allows a parachutist to enable or disable operation of Parachute Landing Assistant;
the LED indicator light informs the parachutist as to whether the Parachute Landing Assistant operation is enabled or disabled;
the audio jack permits a tone or tones to be transmitted from the Parachute Landing Assistant to a headset or helmet of the parachutist to alert the parachutist with a tone or tones as to proximity of the parachutist to the ground;
the microcontroller controls the components of the Parachute Landing Assistant;
the microcontroller receives signals from the LIDAR ground proximity sensor, interprets those signals, and alerts the parachutist when the parachutist reaches a pre-set distance from the ground.

US Pat. No. 10,457,406

DUAL CONFIGURATION EVACUATION ASSEMBLY

GOODRICH CORPORATION, Ch...

1. An evacuation assembly of an aircraft, the evacuation assembly comprising:an evacuation slide; and
a sheet coupled to the evacuation slide, wherein the sheet is deployable in a negative lift configuration and a canopy configuration;
wherein:
in the negative lift configuration the sheet extends across at least a portion of an underside of the evacuation slide;
in the canopy configuration the sheet extends over at least a portion of a top side of the evacuation slide;
the evacuation slide comprises a longitudinal axis, a first longitudinally extending border tube, and a second longitudinally extending border tube;
the first longitudinally extending border tube and the second longitudinally extending border tube extend parallel to the longitudinal axis to form opposing lateral edges of the evacuation slide;
a first portion of the sheet is affixed to the first longitudinally extending border tube; and
a second portion of the sheet, at least in the canopy configuration, is detachably coupled to the second longitudinally extending border tube.

US Pat. No. 10,457,402

DEVICE FOR DE-ICING A ROTOR BLADE, ROTOR BLADE PROVIDED WITH SUCH A DEVICE, ROTOR, TURBOMACHINE AND AIRCRAFT

RATIER FIGEAC, Figeac (F...

1. A device for de-icing at least one surface portion of a rotor blade liable to be covered with a layer of ice, said device comprising:at least one first heating device adapted to permit detachment of at least part of said layer of ice in contact with said surface portion of the rotor blade, further comprising:
at least one second heating device comprising heating elements that are electrical resistors extending facing only part of said surface portion so as to circumscribe at that location closed-contour zones of said surface portion, the second heating device extending in the form of at least one lattice, named second heating lattice, comprising cells, each cell of said second heating lattice defining a closed-contour zone,and in that:the heating elements of the second heating device are adapted to cause breaking of the ice through said thickness of said ice layer,
the first heating device extends at least partly facing the inside of said closed-contour zones of said second heating device,
the closed-contour zones are circumscribed by the heating elements of the second heating device.

US Pat. No. 10,457,400

MIXING DEVICE WITH REDUCED RISK OF ICING

Airbus Operations GmbH, ...

1. A mixing device for use in an aircraft air-conditioning system, comprising:a cold air supply line adapted to supply cold air to the mixing device,
a first recirculation air supply line adapted to supply recirculation air to the mixing device, and
a mixing chamber having an upstream end and a downstream end, the mixing chamber adapted to mix the cold air supplied to the mixing device via the cold air supply line with the recirculation air supplied to the mixing device via the first recirculation air supply line,
wherein the first recirculation air supply line has a heat transfer portion which is thermoconductively connected to a mixing chamber wall delimiting the mixing chamber, and
wherein the heat transfer portion of the first recirculation air supply line branches off a main portion of the first recirculation air supply line at a branch-off,
wherein the main portion of the first recirculation air supply line has an outlet leading into the mixing chamber at the upstream end of the mixing chamber and adjacent to an outlet of the cold air supply line where the cold air supply line leads into the mixing chamber,
wherein the heat transfer portion of the first recirculation air supply line extends along the mixing chamber from the outlet of the main portion of the first recirculation air supply line to the downstream end of the mixing chamber, the downstream end being disposed downstream of the outlet of the main portion of the first recirculation air supply line into the mixing chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,457,370

MARINE STEERING SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PROVIDING STEERING FEEDBACK

Brunswick Corporation, M...

1. A steering system on a marine vessel, the steering system comprising:a steering wheel movable by a vessel operator to steer the marine vessel;
a variable resistance device controllable to apply a variable resistance amount to resist movement of the steering wheel;
a control unit that controls the variable resistance device, the control unit configured to:
determine a resistance amount based on vessel speed and/or engine revolutions per minute (RPM), wherein the resistance amount is greater than zero;
control the variable resistance device to apply the resistance amount to resist movement of the steering wheel based on vessel speed and/or engine RPM;
detect at least a threshold change in angular position of the marine vessel;
determine a baseline resistance amount based on the resistance amount at a time of detecting the threshold change in angular position; and
control the variable resistance device to prevent a decrease in the variable resistance amount below the baseline resistance amount.

US Pat. No. 10,457,365

UNDERWATER SYSTEM AND METHOD

Elta Systems Ltd., Ashdo...

1. A system for underwater use, comprising:an autonomous mother unmanned underwater vehicle (AMUV) and at least one auxiliary unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV),
the AMUV being configured for autonomously searching for and detecting undersea objects potentially present in an undersea region of interest (ROI), for generating object information relating to the objects detected thereby to enable identification and location of at least one object of interest (OOI) among the detected objects, and for selectively transporting said at least one UUV to at least within a predetermined distance from said location of said at least one OOI,
wherein said AMUV is configured for autonomously identifying at least one said OOI among the detected objects in said ROI by processing said object information, and
said at least one UUV being configured for autonomously interacting with said at least one OOI at least within said predetermined distance, responsive to said control information being provided, wherein said interaction comprises neutralizing the at least one OOI.

US Pat. No. 10,457,347

EMBEDDED HANDLE AND HANDLE STRUCTURE FOR BICYCLE

TH INDUSTRIES CO., LTD., ...

1. A handle set for a bicycle, comprising:a stem comprising an engaging portion, the engaging portion comprising a first engaging part, a second engaging part, and a third engaging part;
an embedded handle, comprising:
two grip portions; and
a joining portion connecting the two grip portions;
wherein each of the first engaging part and the second engaging part has a respective spacer mounted thereon, and a respective extension bar seat mounted on each respective spacer;
wherein the third engaging part has a first mounting portion and a second mounting portion, the first mounting portion having a first mounting hole and the second mounting portion having a second mounting hole;
wherein the embedded handle has a handle mounting hole disposed between, and aligned with, the first mounting hole and the second mounting hole;
a first fastener and a second fastener inserted into the aligned first mounting hole, second mounting hole, and handle mounting hole.

US Pat. No. 10,457,326

VEHICLE TRAILER CONTROL SYSTEM WITH SPEED CONTROL

Continental Automotive Sy...

1. A method of controlling a speed of a vehicle, the method comprising:receiving, at a human machine interface (“HMI”), a command from an operator to begin an autonomous backup of the vehicle;
receiving, at the HMI, a set point speed from the operator; and
automatically controlling, from a processor in communication with the HMI, a powertrain and/or a brake system of the vehicle to regulate the vehicle to travel at the set point speed.

US Pat. No. 10,457,299

TRAIN STOP TIMER

Westinghouse Air Brake Te...

1. A train control system for a train including at least one locomotive or control car and, optionally, at least one railroad car, in a track network having a plurality of tracks, the system comprising:an operator interface on-board the at least one locomotive or control car configured to provide information to an operator of the train;
a wheel tachometer configured to provide an indication that the train is stopped; and
at least one computer programmed or configured to:
receive the indication that the train is stopped from the wheel tachometer;
continuously increment a counter in response to receiving the indication that the train is stopped; and
control the operator interface to output a current count of the counter to the operator of the train.

US Pat. No. 10,457,297

RAILCAR

NIPPON SHARYO, LTD., Nag...

1. A railcar comprising:an underframe that includes a first end beam disposed at an end portion in a car longitudinal direction and disposed to extend along a car width direction and a second end beam disposed separated from the first end beam to a car inner side and disposed to extend along the car width direction;
an energy absorbing member that is arranged between the first end beam and the second end beam and absorbs an energy input from the first end beam and transmitted to the second end beam in collision;
a protruding member disposed to protrude along the car longitudinal direction from the first end beam toward the second end beam;
a slide holding portion that slidably holds the protruding member along the car longitudinal direction and is formed at the second end beam; and
a fuse member that couples the first end beam to the second end beam along the car longitudinal direction and buckles to allow the first end beam to move toward the second end beam when a load received in the collision exceeds a predetermined value, wherein:
a first end of the fuse member is coupled to the first end beam and a second end of the fuse member is coupled to the second end beam, and
a first end of the energy absorbing member is spaced a predetermined distance from the first end beam, and a second end of the energy absorbing member is coupled to the second end beam at a surface at a car outer side at a center in the car width direction of the second end beam.

US Pat. No. 10,457,286

DRIVER SCHEDULED VEHICLE COAST DOWNSHIFT CONTROL AND SHIFT DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES

FCA US LLC, Auburn Hills...

1. A control and diagnostic system for an automatic transmission of a vehicle, the transmission including a dog clutch, the system comprising:a set of sensors configured to measure a position of an accelerator pedal of the vehicle, a speed of a torque generating device of the vehicle, and a speed of the vehicle; and
a controller configured to detect whether a coast downshift of the transmission to a desired gear ratio and involving the dog clutch is to be performed and, in response to detecting that the coast downshift involving the dog clutch is to be performed:
disabling a shift malfunction diagnostic timer;
determining whether the accelerator pedal has been depressed indicating a request for increased torque generating device speed/torque;
when the accelerator pedal is depressed, enabling the shift malfunction diagnostic timer and performing a downshift of the transmission;
while the accelerator pedal is not depressed:
determining whether a synchronization point of the vehicle speed relative to the torque generating device speed has been reached, and
when the vehicle/torque generating device speed synchronization point has been reached, enabling the shift diagnostic timer and performing the downshift of the transmission; and
detecting a shift malfunction when the shift malfunction diagnostic timer expires before the desired gear ratio of the transmission is achieved.

US Pat. No. 10,457,258

BRAKE CONTROL APPARATUS FOR VEHICLE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A brake control apparatus for a vehicle comprising:a master cylinder configured to output a brake fluid at a master pressure;
a master pressure changing device configured to change the master pressure irrespective of an operation of a brake pedal;
a brake actuator configured to supply the brake fluid output from the master cylinder to a wheel cylinder of each of wheels and that can control a brake pressure of the brake fluid supplied to the wheel cylinder; and
a control unit configured to execute antilock control of preventing locking of a target wheel by reducing the brake pressure of the target wheel irrespective of the operation of the brake pedal during braking, wherein
modes of the antilock control include a normal mode and a pseudo mode, and
the control unit is configured to
in the normal mode, operate the brake actuator to obtain a target value of the brake pressure of the target wheel,
in the pseudo mode, operate the master pressure changing device such that the master pressure obtains the target value, and change the brake pressure of the target wheel such that the brake pressure of the target wheel and the mater pressure are substantially a same pressure over time, and
execute the antilock control in the pseudo mode when the normal mode is unavailable.

US Pat. No. 10,457,252

WINDSHIELD WIPER ADAPTER, CONNECTOR AND ASSEMBLY

Pylon Manufacturing Corp....

1. A wiper blade adapter having opposed elongate ends, a top end and a bottom end spaced from and opposed to the top end, the adapter comprising:a side saddle portion including
a pair of elongate side saddle walls aligned parallel to each other, and
a floor provided at the bottom end of the adapter, the side saddle walls spaced from each other and each attached to the floor thereby defining an elongate side saddle passage, the elongate side passage open at the top end of the adapter; and
a mounting portion connected with the side saddle portion including
a pair of elongate mounting walls aligned parallel to each other, and
a top surface provided at the top of the adapter, the mounting walls spaced from each other and attached to the top surface thereby defining an elongate mounting passage, the elongate mounting passage open at the bottom end of the adapter,
wherein the pair of side saddle walls are spaced from the mounting walls such that an interim gap is defined between the pair of side saddle walls and the pair of mounting walls; and
a plurality of reinforcing ribs provided within the interim gap, the reinforcing ribs oriented substantially transverse to the interim gap.

US Pat. No. 10,457,249

DETECTING FALSE POSITIONING SIGNALS BASED ON SURVEILLANCE SIGNALS

Honeywell International I...

1. A system, configured to mount on an ownship vehicle, the system comprising:a transceiver configured to:
receive positioning signals; and
receive surveillance signals from a second vehicle;
receive surveillance signals from a third vehicle; and
processing circuitry connected to the transceiver, wherein the processing circuitry is configured to:
determine a location of the ownship vehicle based on the positioning signals received by the transceiver;
determine that the surveillance signals received from the second vehicle include a discrepancy;
determine that surveillance signals received from the third vehicle do not include a discrepancy;
determine that the second vehicle is closer than the third vehicle to the ownship vehicle;
determine that the second vehicle received false positioning signals from an attacker, in response to:
determining that the surveillance signals received from the second vehicle include a discrepancy;
determining that the surveillance signals received from the third vehicle do not include a discrepancy; and
determining that the second vehicle is closer than the third vehicle to the ownship vehicle; and
output an alert signal indicating the false positioning signals in response to determining that the surveillance signals received from the second vehicle include a discrepancy.

US Pat. No. 10,457,239

FRONTAL AIRBAG SYSTEMS AND USES THEREOF

Autoliv ASP, Inc., Ogden...

1. An inflatable airbag system that is configured to be mounted at a frontal region of a vehicle, the inflatable airbag system comprising:an inflatable airbag cushion configured to expand and deploy out of a first housing from a packaged configuration to a deployed configuration to provide occupant crash protection during a collision event, wherein the first housing is configured to be mounted to a steering wheel of a vehicle; and
an inflatable support member configured to deploy out of a second housing from a packaged configuration and to expand upward and rearward over a steering wheel to a deployed configuration, wherein the inflatable support member in the deployed configuration is configured to contact the inflatable airbag cushion in the deployed configuration and urge a portion of the inflatable airbag cushion in a car-rearward direction that is towards an occupant of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,457,226

ACOUSTICAL ABSORBER HAVING A BODY AND AT LEAST ONE SERRATED WASHER

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. An acoustical absorber, comprising:a body made from a sound insulating material having a first material density D1; and
a first serrated washer made from a composite material having a second material density D2 where D1

US Pat. No. 10,457,203

VEHICLE SEAT

RUSPA OFFICINE S.P.A., R...

1. A vehicle seat comprising a support structure and a first and a second shaped panel supported by the support structure and respectively forming the seat and the backrest of the seat, the support structure comprises a first and a second side support element which extend along opposite sides of the seat and is a single piece;each side support element comprises a first rectilinear section and a second rectilinear section interconnected with said first section through a folded joining area,
each first rectilinear section is provided with a first elongated groove that extends along the entire length of the section; the first grooves are opposite one another and house respective first side lips of the first panel, which is held between the first and the second support elements;
each second rectilinear section is provided with a second elongated groove that extends along the entire length of the section; the second grooves are opposite to one another and house respective second side lips of the second panel, which is held between the first and the second support elements;the said support structure further comprises:a first upper C-shaped connection element comprising a substantially rectilinear central portion and two curved end portions provided with integral appendices, respectively, stably inserted in an end portion of a second rectilinear section;
a second lower C-shaped connection element comprising a substantially rectilinear central portion and two curved end portions provided with integral appendices, respectively, stably inserted in an end portion of a first rectilinear section;
wherein the first upper C-shaped and the second C-shaped connection elements stably connect the first side support element and the second side support element;
wherein the second panel has a lower end edge positioned on the side facing the upper edge, opposite to the first connection element; said lower end edge directly hooks onto an end edge of the first panel which is positioned on the opposite side with respect to the edge opposite the second lower C-shaped connection element; and the first and the second panels overlap each other at the contact area between the two edges.

US Pat. No. 10,457,193

VEHICLE LAMP AND VEHICLE LAMP CONTROL SYSTEM

KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., ...

1. A vehicle lamp, comprising:a first light source that is configured to emit laser light and in which the laser light generated by the first light source is emitted forward from an emission end, directly to a portion of a front side of the vehicle lamp in which the laser light exits the vehicle lamp; and
a light-shielding member that shields the emission end from light from above to at least a horizontal position in front of the emission end toward the front side of the vehicle lamp, wherein
the laser light exits the vehicle lamp below the horizontal position.

US Pat. No. 10,457,182

INTEGRATED DOOR FRAME AND HANDLE BRACKET

LIPPERT COMPONENTS, INC.,...

13. A system for connecting a grab handle to a wall, the system comprising:a door frame member having a generally Z-shaped cross-section and including:
a web having a first side edge and a second side edge;
a first flange extending in a first direction from the web proximate the first side edge of the web; and
a second flange extending in a second direction from the web proximate the second side edge of the web, the first and second directions generally perpendicular to the web, and the second direction generally opposite the first direction; and
a door handle bracket including first, second and third sections in parallel offset planes, wherein the door handle bracket is connected to the first flange of the door frame member on a wall side of the first flange, and wherein the grab handle is securable to the door handle bracket.

US Pat. No. 10,457,174

FORMING OF MOTOR VEHICLE SEAT UPHOLSTERY

1. A method of forming at least one style feature line in a cover element for seat upholstery, comprising the steps of:depositing foam in a viscous state on a support element to create an assembly comprising the support element and the foam in the viscous state;
polymerizing the foam by placing the assembly comprising the support element and the foam in the viscous state in a mold having a matrix and a punch, the matrix comprising one or more matrix ribs, each of the one or more matrix ribs for defining a style feature line and the punch comprising two punch ribs for each of the one or more matrix ribs, each of the one or more matrix ribs aligned between the two punch ribs.

US Pat. No. 10,457,158

VEHICLE ARCHITECTURES, ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS, AND CONTROL ALGORITHMS FOR ARBITRATING VEHICLE CHARGING

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A method for managing charging of an electrical storage unit of a motor vehicle at a vehicle charging station, the motor vehicle having wireless and wired charging interfaces both electrically connected to the electrical storage unit, the method comprising:determining, via a vehicle controller, if the wireless charging interface of the motor vehicle is available for wireless power transfer, including determining if the wireless charging interface is present, malfunctioning, and/or operatively aligned for wireless power transfer;
determining, via the vehicle controller, whether or not the vehicle charging station has an electrical connector and/or the electrical connector is coupled to the wired charging interface of the motor vehicle, the electrical connector including a button configured to physically secure the electrical connector to the wired charging interface;
responsive to the electrical connector being coupled to the wired charging interface, determining a duration of time during which the button is depressed;
responsive to a determination that the vehicle charging station has the electrical connector and/or the electrical connector is coupled to the wired charging interface, initiating a wired charge power mode; and
responsive to a determination that the wireless charging interface is available for power transfer and a determination that the duration of time the button is depressed is greater than a calibrated time period, initiating a wireless charge power mode.

US Pat. No. 10,457,151

POWER CONVERSION APPARATUS AND METHOD

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A power conversion apparatus, comprising:a main battery;
a power converter having a plurality of conversion modules connected in parallel to each other for executing a high power conversion mode that generates a high power and a low power conversion mode that generates a low power using an input power from the main battery;
an auxiliary battery configured to receive and charge the low power; and
an inverter configured to convert the high power to a driving power to drive a motor,
wherein one conversion module among the plurality of the conversion modules operates in the low power conversion mode and the other conversion modules operate in the high power conversion mode, when the high power conversion mode and the low power conversion mode are executed simultaneously,
wherein all of the plurality of conversion modules operate in the high power conversion mode when only the high power conversion mode is executed,
wherein the main battery includes a plurality of main batteries connected in series,
wherein the power converter is a bi-directional converter in the high power conversion mode,
wherein the high power conversion mode is executed with the lower power conversion mode simultaneously or alone,
wherein the low power conversion mode is executed when an electrical load is used, and
wherein the plurality of conversion modules all have the same function.

US Pat. No. 10,457,145

METHOD OF DETERMINING AND PREVENTING A DRIVER MISUSE IN A REAR AUTOMATIC BRAKING SYSTEM

Continental Automotive Sy...

1. A method of determining and preventing driver misuse in a rear automatic braking system of a motor vehicle having an automatic transmission and a brake pedal, the method comprising:a. detecting the automatic transmission being shifted to reverse;
b. detecting rearward movement of the vehicle after the transmission is shifted to reverse;
c. if the vehicle is detected as moving rearwardly after the transmission is shifted to reverse, starting a first timer, the first timer being a total reverse timer and which is a tabulation of the total amount of time that the transmission is in reverse;
d. when the first total reverse timer is started, simultaneously starting a second timer, the second timer being a no brake applied timer, which is a tabulation of the time that the transmission is in reverse with the vehicle moving rearwardly without the brake pedal being depressed;
e. after the second timer is started and while the vehicle is moving rearwardly detecting a vehicle brake actuation;
f. when the vehicle brake is actuated, stopping the second, no brake applied timer;
g. detecting when rearward movement of the vehicle has stopped responsive to brake actuation and thereafter, detecting the automatic transmission being shifted from reverse to either drive or park;
h. when rearward movement has stopped and when the transmission has been shifted to either park or drive, dividing the value of the second, no brake applied timer by the value of the first, total reverse Method of Determining and Preventing a Driver Misuse in a Rear Automatic Braking System timer to obtain a ratio of the no brake applied time to the total reverse time;
i. determining whether the ratio of the no brake applied time to the total reverse time is greater than a predetermined threshold value;
j. incrementing a no brake assist counter when the ratio of the no brake applied time to the total reverse time is less than a predetermined threshold value;
k. storing the value of the no brake assist counter in a non-transitory memory device;
l. repeating steps a.-j. each time the vehicle transmission is shifted to reverse;
m. when the no brake assist counter value exceeds a second predetermined threshold, displaying an alarm message on an indicator visible to an operator of the motor vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,457,143

FASTENING STRUCTURE AND ACCELERATOR PEDAL DEVICE USING SAME

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A fastening structure comprising:a first fastened member that includes a portion defining a threaded hole;
a second fastened member that is combined with the first fastened member, the second fastened member includes a screw insertion hole, and the second fastened member includes an annular space between an edge of the screw insertion hole and an edge of the threaded hole; and
a screw that is inserted into the screw insertion hole from a side of the second fastened member facing away from the first fastened member, the screw being screwed into the threaded hole to fasten the first fastened member and the second fastened member,
the second fastened member includes a head receiving portion that receives and supports a head of the screw at a bottom of the head receiving portion,
the second fastened member includes a recess portion with a diameter larger than a diameter of the screw insertion hole,
the screw insertion hole extends between a bottom of the recess portion and the bottom of the head receiving portion,
a thickness of the head receiving portion in an axial direction of the screw is smaller than a length of the threaded hole of the first fastened member in the axial direction of the screw,
an inner diameter of the annular space is larger than an outer diameter of the head of the screw,
the first fastened member includes a position fixing projection with a diameter larger than the diameter of the screw insertion hole,
the position fixing projection is fitted into the recess portion,
the annular space is also between the position fixing projection and the head receiving portion,
the position fixing projection and the portion defining the threaded hole are a first unitary component made of resin, and
the recess portion and the head receiving portion are a second unitary component made of resin.

US Pat. No. 10,457,117

AIR CONDITIONER FOR VEHICLE

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. An air conditioner for a vehicle, comprising:a pump configured to take in and discharge a heat medium;
a heat medium/air heat exchanger that regulates a temperature of ventilation air blown into a vehicle interior by conducting sensible-heat exchange between the ventilation air and the heat medium circulated by the pump;
a heat transfer device having a passage through which the heat medium flows and configured to conduct heat transfer with the heat medium circulated by the pump;
a compressor disposed to take in and discharge a refrigerant in a refrigeration cycle;
a heat medium/refrigerant heat exchanger configured to perform heat exchange between the heat medium circulated by the pump and the refrigerant in the refrigeration cycle to regulate a temperature of the heat medium circulated by the pump; and
a controller configured to control a heat transfer amount with the heat medium in the heat transfer device or heat exchange capability of the heat medium/air heat exchanger such that a temperature of the ventilation air regulated by the heat medium/air heat exchanger approaches a first target temperature, wherein
the heat medium/refrigerant heat exchanger is disposed to heat the heat medium by performing heat exchange between the refrigerant discharged by the compressor and the heat medium,
the heat medium/air heat exchanger is disposed to heat the ventilation air by conducting sensible-heat exchange between the heat medium heated in the heat medium/refrigerant heat exchanger and the ventilation air, and
the controller is configured to
regulate a flow rate of the heat medium in at least one of the heat medium/air heat exchanger and the heat transfer device, and
regulate one of a flow rate of the refrigerant or the flow rate of the heat mediums such that the temperature of the ventilation air approaches the first target temperature, and regulate the other one of the flow rate of the refrigerant or the flow rate of the heat medium such that a temperature of the heat transfer device approaches a second target temperature,
when the first target temperature is higher than the second target temperature, the controller regulates the flow rate of the refrigerant such that the temperature of the ventilation air heated in the heat medium/air heat exchanger approaches the first target temperature, and the controller regulates the flow rate of the heat medium such that the temperature of the heat transfer device approaches the second target temperature, and
when the second target temperature is higher than the first target temperature, the controller regulates the flow rate of the refrigerant such that the temperature of the heat transfer device approaches the second target temperature, and the controller regulates the flow rate of the heat medium such that the temperature of the ventilation air heated in the heat medium/air heat exchanger approaches the first target temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,457,107

ASSEMBLY FOR RECEIVING A SUSPENSION SPRING OF A SUSPENSION STRUT, AND ASSOCIATED SPRING SEAT

THYSSENKRUPP BILSTEIN GMB...

1. A spring strut comprising:a piston rod;
a protective element that surrounds the piston rod and protects the piston rod from at least one of contaminants or moisture;
a suspension coil spring; and
a plastic spring plate that is positioned on a damper tube and supports an end of the suspension spring, wherein the spring plate is attached to the protective element and is configured to guide the protective element around an outside of the damper tube so as to minimize contact between the protective element and the damper tube.

US Pat. No. 10,457,102

PNEUMATIC TIRE

TOYO TIRE CORPORATION, I...

1. A pneumatic tire comprising:four main grooves formed on a tread portion such that the four main grooves extend in a tire circumferential direction;
a plurality of lateral grooves formed on the tread portion; and
five block rows each including a plurality of blocks defined respectively by the main grooves and a pair of the lateral grooves disposed adjacently to each other in the tire circumferential direction, the blocks arranged in a row in the tire circumferential direction,
wherein a mounting posture of a pneumatic tire with respect to a vehicle body in a tire width direction is designated,
wherein the main grooves comprise:
an inner main groove positioned on an innermost side in the tire width direction in a state where the tire is mounted on the vehicle;
an outer main groove positioned on an outermost side in the tire width direction in a state where the tire is mounted on the vehicle;
a first center main groove disposed adjacently to an outer side of the inner main groove in the tire width direction; and
a second center main groove disposed adjacently to an inner side of the outer main groove in the tire width direction,
wherein the block rows comprise:
an inner shoulder row positioned inside the inner main groove in the tire width direction;
an outer shoulder row positioned outside the outer main groove in the tire width direction;
an inner intermediate row positioned between the inner main groove and the first center main groove;
an outer intermediate row positioned between the outer main groove and the second center main groove; and
a center row positioned between the first center main groove and the second center main groove,
wherein a groove width of the first center main groove and a groove width of the second center main groove is larger than a groove width of the inner main groove and a groove width of the outer main groove,
wherein the lateral groove includes a plurality of first lateral grooves formed at intervals in the tire circumferential direction so as to define blocks belonging to the inner shoulder row,
wherein a first raised portion which connects the pair of blocks belonging to the inner shoulder row to each other is formed in the first lateral grooves every one other on an inner main groove side, and a depth of the first lateral groove in the first raised portion is smaller than a depth of the first lateral groove in other portions,
wherein a second raised portion is formed on the outer main groove in a region defined by an imaginary line which connects the block belonging to the outer intermediate row and the block belonging to the outer shoulder row, and a depth of the outer main groove in the second raised portion is smaller than a depth of the outer main groove in other portions, and
wherein the depth of the first lateral groove in the first raised portion is set to 0.4 to 0.6 times inclusive as large as the depth of the first lateral groove in other portions.

US Pat. No. 10,457,100

CART WHEEL ASSEMBLY WITH REPLACEABLE TIRE

gowheels, Inc., Raleigh,...

1. A method of applying a tire to a wheel, the method comprising:forming a tire seam with:
a first seam end having at least one locking finger that extends beyond a first seam face, the first seam end having a first seam end first sidewall and a first seam end second sidewall that cover at least a portion of a center ridge that extends along at least a portion of a circumference of the wheel; and
a second seam end having at least one opening to receive the at least one locking finger through a second seam face, the second seam end having a second seam end first sidewall and a second seam end second sidewall that cover at least a portion of the center ridge;
inserting the at least one locking finger into the at least one opening; and
inserting a finger locking pin to engage:
a first passageway in the second seam end first sidewall,
a second passageway in the second seam end second sidewall, a third passageway through a distal portion of the locking finger, and
at least one fourth passageway through the wheel; andwherein after inserting the finger locking pin:the first seam end and second seam end are substantially continuous on an outer circumference of the tire;
the first seam end and second seam end are substantially continuous at the first seam end first sidewall and the second seam end first sidewall covering at least the portion of the center ridge; and
the first seam end and second seam end are substantially continuous at the first seam end second sidewall and the second seam end second sidewall covering at least the portion of the center ridge.

US Pat. No. 10,457,093

STRUCTURE OF BICYCLE WHEEL RIM

Alex Global Technology, I...

1. A structure of a bicycle wheel rim, comprising:an inner rim frame having an inner rim part corresponding to a plurality of spokes, and two lateral ring parts respectively disposed on both sides of the inner rim part, the inner rim frame defining an internal space extending radially from an opening formed between the two lateral ring parts; and
a composite rim body encapsulating the inner rim part and the two lateral ring parts of the inner rim frame, the composite rim body having a first ring segment encapsulating the inner rim part of the inner rim frame, two second ring segments encapsulating the two lateral ring parts of the inner rim frame, a third ring segment having two protrusions and encapsulating terminals of the two lateral ring parts of the inner rim frame, and a supporting part covering the opening of the internal space of the inner rim frame to enclose the internal space defined by the inner rim frame.

US Pat. No. 10,457,082

FLEXOGRAPHIC PRINTING PLATE WITH IMPROVED STORAGE STABILITY

MacDermid Graphics Soluti...

1. A method of making a relief image printing element comprising a plurality of relief printing dots, the method comprising the step of:a) providing at least one photocurable layer disposed on a substrate, the at least one photocurable layer being capable of being selectively crosslinked and cured upon exposure to actinic radiation, the at least one photocurable layer comprising:
i) an ethylenically unsaturated monomer;
ii) a binder; and
iii) a photoinitiator, the photoinitiator exhibiting a quantum yield of initiation (Qi) of more than 0.05 at a 365 nm wavelength;
wherein the substrate comprises a flexible polymer sheet with an ultraviolet absorbing compound incorporated therein, and wherein the substrate has an optical density from 0.5 to 5 in the wavelength range of 365 nm to 450 nm but allows transmission of from 0.1% to 10% of incident light in the wavelength range of 365 nm to 450 nm;
b) imagewise exposing the at least one photocurable layer to actinic radiation to selectively crosslink and cure portions of the at least one photocurable layer; and
c) developing the relief image printing element to separate and remove uncrosslinked and uncured portions of the at least one photocurable layer to reveal a relief image therein, wherein the relief image comprises the plurality of relief printing dots, and
wherein the plurality of relief printing dots exhibit an edge sharpness of the dots such that the ratio of the radius of curvature at the intersection of the shoulder and the top surface of the dot, re, to the width of the top of the dot, p, is less than 5%, and wherein the printing element exhibits improved storage stability and shelf life.

US Pat. No. 10,457,066

IMAGE TRANSFORMATIONS BASED ON DEFECTS

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A system, comprising:a print engine to print a plurality of images on a medium, wherein each one of the plurality of images is printed on a respective ribbon of a plurality of ribbons on the medium, wherein each one of the plurality of ribbons comprises an elongated strip on the medium to receive a respective image that is repeated end-to-end along the elongated strip; and
a controller communicatively coupled with the print engine, the controller to:
detect a failure that results in a defect in a first image of the plurality of images in the respective ribbon of the first image while the print engine is printing the plurality of images,
perform an affine transformation on a second image in the respective ribbon of the first image in response to the failure that is detected to produce a transformed second image, wherein the controller is to perform the affine transformation of the second image by performing a 180-degree rotation of the second image that is repeated for each second image that is printed within the respective ribbon, and
instruct the print engine to print the transformed second image in the respective ribbon of the first image.

US Pat. No. 10,457,060

DROP-ON-DEMAND INKJET PRINT BAR

MOUVENT AG, Solothurn (C...

1. A print bar comprising a mounting assembly and a plurality of drop-on-demand inkjet print modules mounted to the mounting assembly, the modules comprising conduits for continuously circulating ink and each of the modules comprising:a) a drop-on-demand inkjet print head;
b) a local element for controlling the ink pressure, assigned to the print head, processing ink delivered to this print head;the print bar further comprising control circuitry assigned to the print heads of the modules for controlling the local elements of the pint heads of the plurality of print modules, for individually and locally controlling the ink pressure and ink release by the print heads.

US Pat. No. 10,457,049

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING LIQUID EJECTION HEAD AND LIQUID EJECTION HEAD

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A method for manufacturing a liquid ejection head including a substrate, a flow channel member overlying the substrate and defining a flow channel through which a liquid flows, an ejection opening member overlying the flow channel member and defining an ejection opening through which the liquid is ejected, and an intermediate layer between the substrate and the flow channel member, the method comprising:forming the intermediate layer over the substrate;
forming a first photosensitive resin layer over the intermediate layer;
selectively exposing the first photosensitive resin layer to light, thereby curing the portion of the first photosensitive resin layer defining the flow channel member;
forming a second photosensitive resin layer over the first photosensitive resin layer;
selectively exposing the second photosensitive resin layer to light, thereby curing the portion of the second photosensitive resin layer defining the ejection opening member; and
removing the unexposed portions of the first and the second photosensitive resin layer at one time with a developer;
wherein before the removing with the developer, water absorption W of intermediate layer, water absorption W1 of the exposed portion of the first photosensitive resin layer, and water absorption W2 of the exposed portion of the second photosensitive resin layer satisfy the relationship: W?W1 >W2,
wherein the first photosensitive resin layer and the second photosensitive resin layer are exposed to light having the same wavelength, and
wherein the second photosensitive resin layer is more sensitive to the same wavelength than the first photosensitive resin layer.

US Pat. No. 10,457,046

NOZZLE SUBSTRATE, INK-JET PRINT HEAD, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING NOZZLE SUBSTRATE

ROHM CO., LTD., Kyoto (J...

1. A nozzle substrate, comprising:a main substrate including a first surface and a second surface;
an adhesion layer formed on the second surface of the main substrate; and
a water repellent film formed on a surface of the adhesion layer, wherein:
the surface of the adhesion layer is at an opposite side to a main substrate side of the adhesion layer,
the nozzle substrate includes a nozzle hole that penetrates in a thickness direction of the nozzle substrate,
the nozzle hole includes a recessed part formed on the first surface of the main substrate, and an ink ejecting path formed on a bottom surface of the recessed part and penetrating a bottom wall of the recessed part,
the ink ejecting path includes a first ink ejecting path penetrating the bottom wall of the recessed part of the main substrate, a second ink ejecting path connected to the first ink ejecting path and penetrating the adhesion layer, and a third ink ejecting path connected to the second ink ejecting path and penetrating the water repellent film,
a transverse sectional area of the third ink ejecting path is approximately equal to a transverse sectional area of the first ink ejecting path,
an inner circumference surface of the third ink ejecting path is approximately perpendicular to the second surface of the main substrate, and
the inner circumference surface of the third ink ejecting path formed on the water repellent film is, in a plan view, depressed to an outside with respect to an inner circumference surface of the first ink ejecting path formed on the main substrate, and a depression amount thereof is equal to or less than 1.5 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,457,028

LAMINATING APPARATUS AND LAMINATING METHOD

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A method of laminating an adhesive film on a convex surface of a curved or bent cover window, which has a single convex surface, a first flat plane on a first side of the convex surface, and a second flat plane on a second side of the convex surface and coupled to the first flat plane by the convex surface, by using a laminating apparatus, the method comprising:seating the cover window on a first frame such that the first flat plane of the cover window contacts a first plate of the first frame, and the second flat plane of the cover window contacts a second plate of the first frame;
seating a portion of the adhesive film above the first plate of the first frame;
moving a roller portion along a second frame guiding rotation of the first plate at an outer periphery of the first plate to contact with an upper portion of the first plate;
rotating the first frame about a rotation shaft while the second frame is fixed; and
moving the roller portion along the second frame to contact with an upper portion of the second plate of the first frame.

US Pat. No. 10,457,021

BIO RESIN PAPERBOARD CONTAINERS AND CARTONS

1. A bio resin laminated paperboard (BLP) device comprising:a sheet of paperboard having a first side and a second side opposite the first side:
a first layer of bio resin laminated on the first side of the paperboard; and
a second layer of bio resin laminated on the second side of the paperboard,
wherein the bio resin of the first layer of bio resin or the second layer of bio resin, or both, is selected from the group consisting of:
poly (ethylene 2, 5-furandicarboxylate) (PEF);
poly (butylene 2, 5-furandicarboxylate) (PBF);
poly (tri methylene furandicarboxylate) (PTF); and
poly (propylene 2, 5-furandicarboxylate) (PPF).

US Pat. No. 10,457,019

LIGHT WEIGHT COMPOSITE MATERIAL SYSTEMS, POLYMERIC MATERIALS, AND METHODS

PRODUCTIVE RESEARCH LLC, ...

1. An automotive part comprising:a light weight composite material including a first metallic layer, a second metallic layer and a polymeric sheet of a filled polymeric material interposed between the first metallic layer and the second metallic layer, wherein the filled polymeric materials comprises:
i. one or more polymers including a polyolefin polymer having a crystallinity of about 20 wt. % to about 80 wt. % as measured using differential scanning calorimetry and a melting point greater than about 100° C., as measured according to ASTM D3418-08; and
ii. a metallic filler;
wherein the automotive part has a coated face surface; and
an edge of the light weight composite material is sealed or includes a coating or a protective layer attached to the filled polymeric material;
the sheet is an extruded sheet having a thickness;
the metallic filler includes greater than 5 volume percent and less than 25 volume percent based on the total volume of the filled polymeric material of a mass of metallic fibers distributed within the polymer the mass spanning a thickness of the extruded sheet and including ribbon fibers having a weight average length greater than about 200 ?m and less than about 25 mm;
the ribbon fibers have a width and a thickness, wherein the ratio of the width to the thickness of the ribbon fibers is about 3 or more;
the one or more polymers includes a second polymer, wherein the weight ratio of the second polymer to the polyolefin polymer is about 3:97 or more and about 40:60 or less; and
wherein the one or more polymers has a drop impact performance of about 100 g or more as measured according to ASTM D1790A at a thickness of 2 mil.

US Pat. No. 10,457,016

DIFFERENTIAL NEEDLING OF A CARBON FIBER PREFORM

Honeywell International I...

1. A preform for making a carbon-carbon composite comprising:a plurality of layers comprising carbon fibers or carbon-precursor fibers, wherein the plurality of layers are stacked along a central axis to form a stack, wherein the plurality of layers comprise a first exterior layer defining a first major surface of the preform, a second exterior layer defining a second major surface of the preform opposite the first major surface, and at least one interior layer disposed between the first exterior layer and the second exterior layer, the at least one interior layer comprising a peripheral region that forms a portion of an outer surface of the preform; and
a plurality of needled fibers, wherein at least some needled fibers of the plurality of needled fibers extend through two or more layers of the plurality of layers;
wherein the preform has an exterior region and a core region, wherein the exterior region comprises the first exterior layer, the second exterior layer, and the peripheral region of the at least one interior layer;
wherein the core region includes a first composite diameter region that forms an outer diameter of the core region as measured from the central axis, a second composite diameter region that forms an inner diameter of the core region as measured from the central axis, a central region that lies radially between first composite diameter region and second composite diameter region, a first intermediate region that lies radially between the central region and the first composite diameter region, and a second intermediate region that lies radially between the central region and the second composite diameter region,
wherein the plurality of needled fibers define a first needled fiber number density (NFND) in the exterior region, a second NFND in the first composite diameter region, a third NFND in the second composite diameter region, a fourth NFND in the central region, a fifth NFND in the first intermediate region, and a sixth NFND in the second intermediate region,
wherein the second NFND, third NFND, fourth NFND, fifth NFND, and sixth NFND are each greater than the first NFND, and
wherein the fourth NFND is greater than at least one the fifth NFND or the sixth NFND.

US Pat. No. 10,457,012

METHOD FOR FABRICATING COLUMNAR OR LAMELLAR STRUCTURES OF ORGANIC MOLECULES ALIGNED INTO LARGE-AREA SINGLE DOMAIN

KOREA ADVANCED INSTITUTE ...

1. A method for fabricating columnar or lamellar structures of organic molecules aligned in a large-area single domain, the method comprising the steps of:(a) spatially confining organic molecules between a bottom substrate and a top substrate; and
(b) heating the organic molecules confined spatially between the bottom substrate and the top substrate, at a temperature of at least the isotropic transition temperature of the organic molecules, and then cooling the organic molecules, thereby vertically aligning the organic molecules between the bottom substrate and the top substrate,
wherein the large-area single domain has a size ranging from 0.1 mm×0.1 mm to 1 m×1 m and
the organic molecules are supramolecular dendrimer having self-assembly property.

US Pat. No. 10,457,004

METHOD FOR CENTERING A TIRE COMPONENT

VMI HOLLAND B.V., Epe (N...

1. A method for centering a tire component with the use of a centering assembly, wherein the tire component comprises a leading end, a trailing end and a main part between the leading end and the trailing end, wherein the tire component is provided with a first longitudinal edge and a second longitudinal edge extending at least along the main part, wherein the centering assembly comprises a first conveyor, a second conveyor and a drum, wherein the method comprises the steps of;a) placing the tire component on the first conveyor with its leading end facing in a first direction of conveyance defined by the first conveyor;
b) conveying the tire component from the first conveyor towards the second conveyor in the first direction of conveyance;
c) determining, at or near the leading end of the tire component, a lateral position of the first longitudinal edge with respect to a second direction of conveyance defined by the second conveyor;
d) moving the first conveyor transverse to the second direction of conveyance and thereby aligning the first longitudinal edge laterally, at least at the leading end, with respect to the second direction of conveyance along a first edge reference for said first longitudinal edge on the second conveyor;
e) conveying the tire component from the first conveyor onto the second conveyor in the first direction of conveyance while determining a lateral position of the second longitudinal edge with respect to the second direction of conveyance to thereby determine a lateral center of the tire component between the determined lateral positions of the first longitudinal edge and the second longitudinal edge as the tire component is conveyed from the first conveyor onto the second conveyor;
f) conveying the tire component from the second conveyor towards the drum in the second direction of conveyance;
g) moving the drum laterally with respect to the second direction of conveyance to align a lateral center of a desired application position of the tire component on the drum with the determined lateral center of the tire component; and
h) conveying the tire component from the second conveyor onto the drum for application of the tire component at the desired application position.

US Pat. No. 10,456,987

LASER WELDABLE COMPOSITIONS, ARTICLES FORMED THEREFROM, AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE

SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A laser weldable composition comprisinga polyester component comprising a poly(butylene terephthalate) homopolymer, a poly(ethylene terephthalate) homopolymer, a poly(cyclohexylenedimethylene terephthalate) homopolymer, a poly(butylene terephthalate) copolymer, a poly(ethylene terephthalate) copolymer, a poly(cyclohexylenedimethylene terephthalate) copolymer, or a combination comprising at least one of the foregoing;
5 to 50 weight percent of a filler; and
10 to 30 wt. % of a poly(ester-carbonate) copolymer comprising
carbonate units of the formula
andester units of the formula

wherein:
T is a C2-20 alkylene, a C6-20 cycloalkylene, or a C6-20 arylene;
R1 and J are each independently
(a) a bisphenol A divalent group of the formula
and(b) a C16 or higher divalent group (b1), (b2), or (b1) and (b2), wherein
(b1) is a phthalimidine divalent group of the formula

wherein
Ra and Rb are each independently a C1-12 alkyl, C2-12 alkenyl, C3-8 cycloalkyl, or C1-12 alkoxy,
each R3 is independently a C1-6 alkyl,
R4 is hydrogen, C1-6 alkyl, or phenyl optionally substituted with 1 to 5 C1-6 alkyl groups,
p, q, and j are each independently 0 to 4, and
(b2) is a third divalent group of the formula

wherein
Rc and Rd are each independently a C1-12 alkyl, C2-12 alkenyl, C3-8 cycloalkyl, or C1-12 alkoxy,
each R6 is independently C1-3 alkyl or phenyl,
Xa is a C6-12 polycyclic aryl, C3-18 mono- or polycycloalkylene, C3-18 mono- or polycycloalkylidene, (Q1)x-G-(Q2)y- group wherein Q1 and Q2 are each independently a C1-3 alkylene, G is a C3-10 cycloalkylene, x is 0 or 1, and y is 1, and
m and n are each independently 0 to 4;whereinthe C16 divalent group (b1), (b2) or a combination of (b1) and (b2) is present in an amount of 40 mol % to 50 mol % based on the total moles of the bisphenol A divalent groups and the C16 divalent group; and
the composition, when molded into an article having a 2.0 mm thickness, provides a near infrared transmission at 960 nanometers of greater than 50% and a thermal resistance according to HDT 1.8 MPa flat (ISO 75/Af) of greater than 160° C.

US Pat. No. 10,456,972

MOLDING UNIT FOR CONTAINERS, EQUIPPED WITH A BOXING INSERT WITH AIR CIRCULATION

SIDEL PARTICIPATIONS, Oc...

1. Molding unit (1) for the forming of a container (2) provided with a hollow recess (3) toward the interior of the container (2), this forming unit (1) comprising:a mold (5) provided with a lateral wall (6) defining a cavity (7) having the impression of at least one portion of the container (2) and that extends along a main axis (X) defining a vertical direction, this lateral wall (6) being provided with a pocket (9) that comes out into the cavity (7);
a boxing device (11) comprising:
an insert (12) mounted in translation relative to the lateral wall (6) along a transverse axis (T) defining a radial direction, between a retracted position in which the insert (12) is at least partially retracted in the pocket (9), and a deployed position in which the insert (12) projects at least partially into the cavity (7) outside of the pocket (9),
an actuator (16) integral with the insert (12) and provided with a piston (17) mounted in translation along the transverse axis (T):
wherein:
the insert (12) is provided with at least one passage (81) that extends from one rear end (82), by which it opens into the pocket (9), to a front end (83) by which it opens onto a front face (13) of the insert (12);
the piston (17) is mounted in a chamber (22) defined in the wall (6) of the mold (5), the piston (17) subdividing the chamber (22) into a rear half-chamber (22A) in communication with a primary fluid duct (46), and a front half-chamber (22B), in communication with both a secondary fluid duct (50), as well as the pocket (9).

US Pat. No. 10,456,964

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A SUPPORT ELEMENT FOR A VEHICLE

FAURECIA INNENRAUM SYSTEM...

1. A method for producing a support element for a transport means, wherein the method comprises the steps of:providing a polypropylene-natural fiber mat, wherein the mat has a basis weight below 1150 g/m2, wherein the polypropylene-natural fiber mat comprises a first type of natural fibers,
pre-heating the mat,
placing the mat in a tool, wherein the tool has a rib-shaped cavity,
pressing the mat into a predefined form by the tool such that the thickness of the mat after the pressing is less than 1.5 mm,
immediately and directly after the pressing, insert molding the mat by injecting a polypropylene-containing material into the rib-shaped cavity, wherein, on account of the insert molding, the material forms stiffening ribs bonded integrally to the mat,
demolding the mat comprising the stiffening ribs.

US Pat. No. 10,456,956

MULTI-CHEMISTRY MICROLATTICE STRUCTURES AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

HRL Laboratories, LLC, M...

1. A multi-chemistry structure comprising:a plurality of interconnected polymer struts arranged in an integrated lattice comprising a plurality of unit cells;
a first layer of the lattice being formed of a first photopolymerized polymer; and
a second layer of the lattice being formed of a second photopolymerized polymer different from the first photopolymerized polymer,
wherein:
the first layer is substantially continuous across the lattice and comprises 50% or more of each unit cell;
the second layer comprises a remainder of each unit cell;
the first layer is free of the second photopolymerized polymer,
the second layer is free of the first photopolymerized polymer, and
the first and second layers together define the boundary of a simple polygonal or polyhedral unit cell.

US Pat. No. 10,456,950

METHOD OF FORMING TOPPING SHEET AND APPARATUS THEREOF

TOYO TIRE CORPORATION, I...

1. A topping sheet forming method comprising:a feeding and division step of feeding a textile original fabric, obtained by weaving longitudinally aligned tire cords into a cord fabric by use of weft yarns and the textile original fabric comprises at least one surface which has not been topped with rubber, and simultaneously cutting off the weft yarns in predetermined widthwise positions to divide the textile original fabric into a plurality of narrow textile original fabrics; and
a topping step of topping at least one surface of each of the narrow textile original fabrics, which is fed by the feeding and division step, with unvulcanized rubber to form a narrow topping sheet whose width is narrower than the width of the textile original fabric,
wherein in the feeding and division step, the textile original fabric is fed from a cylindrically wound original fabric roll, and the textile original fabric is divided by a wire wound on the original fabric roll in a predetermined winding angle range.

US Pat. No. 10,456,948

COMPONENT, METHOD FOR CONNECTING WOOD ELEMENTS, COMPUTER PROGRAM

Timber Structures 3.0 AG,...

1. Ceiling comprising a plurality of wood elements forming the ceiling, wherein the plurality of wood elements comprises a first wood element, a second wood element and a third wood element, wherein the first wood element comprises a first main fiber direction and a third main fiber direction, wherein the second wood element comprises a second main fiber direction and a fourth main fiber direction, wherein the third wood element comprises a fifth main fiber direction and a sixth main fiber direction, wherein the first main fiber direction, the second main fiber direction and the fifth main fiber direction are parallel, wherein the third main fiber direction, the fourth main fiber direction and the sixth main fiber direction are parallel, wherein the first main fiber direction, the second main fiber direction, the third main fiber direction, the fourth main fiber direction, the fifth main fiber direction and the sixth main fiber direction are parallel to a plane of the ceiling, wherein the first wood element has a first side cutting through the first main fiber direction and a second side cutting through the second main fiber direction, wherein the second wood element has a first side cutting through the second main fiber direction, wherein the third wood element has a first side cutting through the fifth main fiber direction, wherein the first wood element on the first side has at least one area with the first main fiber direction formed by at least one first timber layer of the first wood element and at least one area with the third main fiber direction formed by at least one second timber layer of the first wood element, wherein the first wood element on the second side has at least one area with the first main fiber direction formed by the at least one first timber layer of the first wood element and at least one area with the third main fiber direction formed by the at least one second timber layer of the first wood element, wherein the second wood element on the first side has at least one area with the second main fiber direction formed by at least one first timber layer of the second wood element and at least one area with the fourth main fiber direction formed by at least one second timber layer of the second wood element, wherein the third wood element on the first side has at least one area with the fifth main fiber direction formed by at least one first timber layer of the third wood element and at least one area with the sixth main fiber direction formed by at least one second timber layer of the third wood element, wherein the second side of the first wood element is parallel to the first main fiber direction, wherein the second wood element has a second side parallel to the second main fiber direction,wherein the first side of the first wood element is adhesively bonded to the first side of the second wood element with a distance between the first side of the first wood element and the first side of the second wood element, wherein the distance is greater than 0.3 mm, wherein a gap created by the distance between the first side of the first wood element and the first side of the second wood element is filled with adhesive, wherein the at least one area of the first side of the first wood element with the first main fiber direction is adhesively bonded with the at least one area of the first side of the second wood element with the second main fiber direction, wherein the at least one area of the first side of the first wood element with the third main fiber direction is adhesively bonded with the at least one area of the first side of the second wood element with the fourth main fiber direction, wherein the first side of the first wood element has the shape of a plane surface and the first side of the second wood element has the shape of a plane surface, wherein the first side of the first wood element is adhesively bonded to the first side of the second wood element without a further wood element being adhesively bonded to the second side of the first wood element and the second side of the second wood element for creating a load-bearing connection between the first wood element and the second wood element,
wherein the second side of the first wood element is adhesively bonded to the first side of the third wood element with a distance between the second side of the first wood element and the first side of the third wood element, wherein the distance is greater than 0.3 mm, wherein a gap created by the distance between the second side of the first wood element and the first side of the third wood element is filled with adhesive, wherein the at least one area of the second side of the first wood element with the third main fiber direction is adhesively bonded with the at least one area of the first side of the third wood element with the sixth main fiber direction, wherein the at least one area of the second side of the first wood element with the third main fiber direction is adhesively bonded with the at least one area of the first side of the third wood element with the sixth main fiber direction.

US Pat. No. 10,456,929

NEGATIVE PRESSURE ACTUATED SOFT BENDING ACTUATOR

SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY C...

1. A soft bending actuator finger for use in conjunction with an evacuator, comprising:a first layer of a first elastomeric material having an outer surface and an inner surface, said first elastomeric material being relatively stiff;
a second layer of a second elastomeric material, said second elastomeric material being relatively compliant relative to said first elastomeric material, said second layer of elastomeric material having a plurality of walls including an outer surface and an inner engagement surface opposite said outer surface, said second layer of elastomeric material defining a plurality of interconnected voids creating pressure equalization of the voids in the second layer and a vacuum port in one of said plurality of walls of the second layer, the vacuum port being in fluid connection with the voids and adapted to be coupled to the evacuator, said second layer bonded to said first layer of elastomeric material along said outer surface of said second layer and said inner surface of said first layer,
wherein, in a first configuration where said plurality of interconnected voids are maintained at a pressure equal to an ambient environment pressure, said soft bending actuator assumes a first position, and in a second configuration where said plurality of interconnected voids are maintained at a pressure below the ambient environment pressure, said soft bending actuator assumes a second, bent position.

US Pat. No. 10,456,924

COORDINATED, COMPLEMENTARY WATER ENVIRONMENT MOBILE ROBOTS

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A two-part, selectively dockable robotic system providing counterbalanced stabilization during performance of an operation on an underwater target structure, comprising:a first underwater robotic vehicle sized and shaped to at least partially surround the underwater target structure;
a second underwater robotic vehicle sized and shaped to at least partially surround the underwater target structure and be at least partially orientated in a position opposite the first underwater robotic vehicle;
complementary docking mechanisms supported by the first and second underwater robotic vehicles and arranged so the first and second underwater robotic vehicles can selectively couple to each other with the underwater target structure disposed at least partially between the first and second underwater robotic vehicles;
a tool that exerts a first force against the underwater target structure in a first direction, the tool being supported by one of the first and second underwater robotic vehicles; and
a stabilization module that exerts a second force against the underwater target structure in a second direction to at least partially counteract the first force, the stabilization module being supported by the other of the first and second underwater robotic vehicles.

US Pat. No. 10,456,919

MANIPULATOR ARRANGEMENT AND MOVEMENT DEVICE

AMST-Systemtechnik GmbH, ...

1. A movement device being a centrifuge, a medical centrifuge or a training centrifuge, the movement device comprising:a carrier element;
at least one fixing device for accommodating, laying on and/or fixing a human or animal body, said at least one fixing device disposed on said carrier element being disposed rotatably around a main axis;
a manipulator configuration being suitable for contact and/or invasive examination or treatment of the human or animal body under an influence of permanently increased and/or changing acceleration, wherein said manipulator configuration having a functional head, wherein the increased and/or the changing acceleration being defined as a state of acceleration in which said manipulator configuration experiences increased or changing acceleration forces, and as a result of movement and as a result of a change in the movement, the acceleration forces act on said manipulator configuration and on said functional head, and the acceleration forces diverging from acceleration forces of surroundings; and
said manipulator configuration further containing a base and drive devices and at least one of said drive devices is a force-limited drive device having a pressure valve, wherein said functional head being movable relative to said base along a plurality of degrees of freedom movable by said drive devices, wherein a position and/or a contact force of said functional head touching the body is variable with respect to the body under an influence of the increased and/or changing acceleration, wherein a contact force is systemically limited, whereby inadvertent injuries to the body due to said functional head and/or said manipulator configuration are prevented.

US Pat. No. 10,456,918

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An information processing apparatus comprising:a model acquiring unit configured to acquire a three-dimensional shape model of a target object;
a display control unit configured to cause a display unit to display the three-dimensional shape model;
a setting unit configured to set a first orientation of the three-dimensional shape model of the target object and a second orientation of the three-dimensional shape model of the target object that is different from the first orientation on the basis of the three-dimensional shape model displayed in the display unit;
a storage unit configured to store a transformation parameter that transforms the first orientation into the second orientation; and
a unit configured to calculate a first position and orientation of the target object by associating the three-dimensional shape model with an imaged target object,
to transform the associated three-dimensional shape model using the transformation parameter, and
to calculate a second position and orientation of the target object by associating the transformed three-dimensional shape model with the imaged target object,
to determine the position and orientation of the target object based on the first position and orientation and second position and orientation of the target object.

US Pat. No. 10,456,917

ROBOT SYSTEM INCLUDING A PLURALITY OF ROBOTS, ROBOT CONTROLLER AND ROBOT CONTROL METHOD

FANUC CORPORARATION, Yam...

1. A robot system including a leading robot and a following robot, the robot system being configured to teach coordinated control in which the leading robot gripping a first workpiece and the following robot gripping a second workpiece are independently moved to a predetermined position, and then, the following robot is operated while following a motion of the leading robot and while maintaining a relative position/orientation between the first and second workpieces, the robot system comprising:a first detecting section configured to detect a first gripping misalignment of a taught position/orientation of the leading robot relative to a predetermined first position/orientation;
a first correcting section configured to correct the position/orientation of the leading robot based on the first gripping misalignment;
a second detecting section configured to detect a second gripping misalignment of a taught position/orientation of the following robot relative to a predetermined second position/orientation; and
a second correcting section configured to correct the position/orientation of the following robot based on at least the second gripping misalignment,
wherein, when the coordinated control is carried out, a teaching point of the following robot is calculated based on both the position/orientation of the leading robot corrected by the first correcting section and the position/orientation of the following robot corrected by the second correcting section.

US Pat. No. 10,456,907

ROBOT ARM AND ROBOT

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A robot arm comprising mounting interface portions at both ends of a long resin arm body,wherein each of the mounting interface portions is provided with: a connecting section that is formed of resin and that is connected to the arm body; and a metal member that is formed of a flat plate-like member or a washer-like member and that is embedded in the resin that forms the connecting section, and that forms a mounting surface; and
the metal member is provided with at least one through-hole that penetrates therethrough in a thickness direction of the flat plate-like member or the washer-like member and through which a mounting screw passes and is embedded in the resin while exposing the mounting surface and a seating surface, for the mounting screw, around the at least one through-hole, the seating surface being located at an opposite side from the mounting surface.

US Pat. No. 10,456,901

TORQUE DRIVING TOOL

WILLIAM TOOLS CO., LTD., ...

1. A torque driving tool, including:a main body, having an axial direction;
a working portion, disposed on one of two ends of the main body for being assembled to a driving bit;
a grip portion, disposed on one of the two ends of the main body opposite to the working portion, selectively rotatable relative to the main body, having at least one receiving groove;
at least one receiving device, each said receiving device including a cover and a receiving portion which is for at least one said driving bit to be received therein, the cover being pivoted to the grip portion, the receiving portion being swingably pivoted to the cover;
wherein the receiving portion includes a plurality of receiving members, said receiving members are respectively for at least one said driving bit to be received therein, two sides of one of two of said receiving members neighboring to each other respectively have a protrusion, two sides of the other of the two of said receiving members neighboring to each other respectively have a slide groove, and the two protrusions are respectively rotatably and slidably arranged within the two slide grooves.

US Pat. No. 10,456,891

GRINDING WHEEL

SHIN-ETSU HANDOTAI CO., L...

1. A grinding wheel comprising a plurality of vitrified bonded grindstone chips arranged on an outer periphery of an annular base metal thereof, the grinding wheel being configured to grind a workpiece with the use of the grindstone chips while rotating the annular base metal,wherein each of the vitrified bonded grindstone chips is configured in such a manner that:
in a rectangular parallelepiped comprising:
a rectangular grinding surface that is placed on an opposite side of the annular base metal and grinds the workpiece; and
four side surfaces adjacent to the grinding surface,
four ridge portions, each of which is provided between the side surfaces, are C-chamfered;
the rectangular grinding surface comprises a plurality of long sides and a plurality of short sides;
each long side is longer than each short side;
each long side of the grinding surface is arranged along the outer periphery of the annular base metal; and
each of the four ridge portions is C-chamfered in a range that is ? or more of a length of each short side of the grinding surface.

US Pat. No. 10,456,868

PROCESSING SYSTEM FOR MULTIPLE DIFFERING WORKPIECES

Trodat GmbH, Wels (AT)

1. A processing system, comprising at least one processing area, one control area), and one input area, wherein via an input and/or display element a user enters a text and/or graphics in an operating software installed therein, which text and/or graphics are passed to a control software running in the control area, wherein into the input area and/or the control area a database is integrated, in which data of the blanks or workpieces to be processed are stored, wherein the control area and/or the input area are designed for the automatic identification of the workpiece stored in the database by detection of the workpiece.

US Pat. No. 10,456,852

ARC WELDING CONTROL METHOD

DAIHEN CORPORATION, Osak...

1. An arc welding control method comprising:cyclically alternating, in feeding of a welding wire, forward feeding and reverse feeding as to a feeding rate, to generate short-circuiting periods and arc periods,
during the arc period, flowing a second welding current smaller than a first welding current after flowing the first welding current,
detecting a phase of the feeding rate upon shifting to the short-circuiting period from the arc period, and
changing at least one of an amount of the first welding current or a length of a conduction period of the first welding current according to the detected phase of the feeding rate, without changing a cycle length of the forward feeding and reverse feeding as to the feeding rate, based on the change in the at least one of the amount of the first welding current or the length of the conduction period of the first welding current.

US Pat. No. 10,456,824

SAFETY POWER ASSIST FOR MANUAL PRESS

BTM Company LLC, Marysvi...

1. A press comprising:(a) a tool including a punch;
(b) a frame;
(c) a manual actuator;
(d) the tool being operably moveable in a longitudinal direction relative to the frame due to movement of the manual actuator;
(e) a switch;
(f) an abutment surface;
(g) an automatically powered actuator coupled to the punch;
(h) a biasing member being compressible when the manual actuator is moved in an operating condition which causes the abutment surface to activate the switch, and the switch activation then operably causing the automatically powered actuator to advance the punch; and
(i) the manual actuator being adapted for reverse movement to retract the tool even after the biasing member has been partially compressed to an intermediate position which is insufficient to cause activation of the switch.

US Pat. No. 10,456,821

FINE BLANKING CAM DIE

MAGNA POWERTRAIN INC., C...

1. A method of fine blanking a slug from a workpiece, the method comprising:positioning a fine blanking cam die between a moveable ram and a base of a press;
positioning a sheet metal workpiece between an axially moveable punch and laterally moveable cam dies;
advancing the punch toward the workpiece and partially piercing the workpiece as the punch travels into the workpiece 20-25% of its thickness;
translating at least one of the cam dies toward the slug to decrease a clearance between the cam dies and the punch after the punch has traveled into the workpiece 20-25% of its thickness such that the cam dies apply a side force to the slug material being formed as the punch continues to travel through the workpiece; and
advancing the punch through the workpiece to separate the slug from the workpiece.

US Pat. No. 10,456,810

INFLATION-ACTIVATED SEPARATOR SCREEN

M-I L.L.C., Houston, TX ...

1. A method of forming a screen, the method comprising:bending a first end of a first hem crimp over an adjacent first portion of the first hem crimp to form a first U-shaped bend;
bending the first U-shaped bend by an angle to form a hemming end portion;
positioning a first edge of a mesh portion proximate a vertex of the angle;
bending the hemming end portion over an adjacent second portion of the first hem crimp to form a second U-shaped bend and to secure the first edge of the mesh portion therebetween the hemming end portion and the adjacent second portion of the first hem crimp; and
bending the second U-shaped bend over and onto the first U-shaped bend to form a third U-shaped bend, such that the first edge of the mesh portion is at least one of hemmed and crimped to the first hem crimp.

US Pat. No. 10,456,803

METHODS OF REMOVING A GLUTINOUS SUBSTANCE FROM AN APPLICATOR

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A method of removing a glutinous substance from an applicator, the method comprising:removing an actuator and a plunger, extending from the actuator, from the applicator before the glutinous substance has solidified;
allowing the glutinous substance to solidify inside the applicator, such that the glutinous substance that has solidified comprises a first sealant plug, located inside a first body portion of the applicator, a second sealant plug, integral with the first sealant plug and located partially inside a second body portion of the applicator, and a third sealant plug, integral with the first sealant plug and located inside an end-effector interface, extending from a base portion of the first body portion;
detaching a side cover from the base portion of the first body portion to expose the first sealant plug;
severing the first sealant plug from the second sealant plug at a first junction between the first body portion and the second body portion;
severing the first sealant plug from the third sealant plug at a second junction between the base portion of the first body portion and the end-effector interface;
detaching a tip portion of the applicator from the second body portion to expose a portion of the second sealant plug;
extracting the second sealant plug from the second body portion by pulling the portion of the second sealant plug, exposed by detaching the tip portion from the second body portion away from the second body portion in a direction along the second body portion;
separating the first sealant plug from the base portion of the first body portion; and
extracting the third sealant plug from the end-effector interface of the first body portion.

US Pat. No. 10,456,760

CONTROL OF VIBRATORY/OSCILLATORY MIXERS

Resodyn Corporation, But...

1. A method for controlling a system for mixing one or more materials contained in a mixing vessel, the system including a resonant acoustic mixer operative to vibrate the mixing vessel in an oscillatory motion, the method comprising:determining, by a sensor, a current value of an operating parameter of the system caused by a drive signal waveform;
receiving, by a controller, the current value of the operating parameter from the sensor;
determining, by the controller, a total energy absorbed by the one or more materials based on the received current value of the operating parameter, wherein the operating parameter comprises one of a displacement amplitude, velocity amplitude, acceleration amplitude, and jerk amplitude of the oscillatory motion of the system;
determining, by the controller, a second value for the operating parameter based on the total energy absorbed by the one or more materials; and
changing, by the controller, the current value of the operating parameter to the second value by adjusting the drive signal waveform.

US Pat. No. 10,456,747

HYDROCARBON REVERSE OSMOSIS MEMBRANES AND SEPARATIONS

ExxonMobil Research and E...

1. A membrane structure comprising a first membrane layer and a second membrane layer, the first membrane layer having a pore volume of at least 0.2 cm3/g of pores with a median pore size of at least 20 nm, the second membrane layer comprising a porous carbon layer having a BET surface area of at least about 100 m2/g, the second membrane layer having a pore size distribution comprising a smallest substantial pore size peak having a median pore size of about 3.0 Angstroms to about 50 Angstroms.

US Pat. No. 10,456,731

CO2 CONCENTRATION REDUCING DEVICE

HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY,...

1. A device for separating and removing CO2 from a gas containing CO2, the device comprising:a magnetic body;
a plurality of CO2 adsorbent particles that are formed on the magnet body
an adsorbent container which contains the magnetic body; and
a heating unit which heats the plurality of CO2 adsorbent particles by an induction heating.

US Pat. No. 10,456,714

MULTI-PURPOSE GAS SEPARATOR UNIT

William Jacob Management,...

1. A multi-purpose gas separator apparatus, comprising:a unitary vessel defining an interior, the vessel having a test inlet at a first end and having a production inlet at a second, opposite end;
a barrier disposed in the interior and sealing the interior into first and second chambers, the first chamber communicating with the test inlet and adapted for well testing operation, the second chamber communicating with the production inlet and adapted for production operation, the first chamber in communication with a first gas outlet of the vessel for gas, a first water outlet of the vessel for water, and a first condensate outlet of the vessel for condensate, the second chamber in communication with a second gas outlet of the vessel for gas, a second water outlet of the vessel for water, and a second condensate outlet of the vessel for condensate;
a first weir plate disposed in the first chamber and separating the first water outlet on a waterside of the first weir plate from the first condensate outlet on a condensate-side of the first weir plate adjacent the barrier; and
a second weir plate disposed in the second chamber and separating the second water outlet on a waterside of the second weir plate from the second condensate outlet on a condensate-side of the second weir plate adjacent the barrier.

US Pat. No. 10,456,704

METHOD OF REAL-TIME PROGNOSIS OF FLOODING PHENOMENON IN PACKED COLUMN

NATIONAL TSING HUA UNIVER...

1. A method of real-time prognosis of a flooding phenomenon in a packed column, comprising:conducting an online data collection step, wherein a plurality of values of a pressure drop are collected from the packed column under operation;
conducting a detrending step, wherein a trend of the values of the pressure drop is removed to obtain a plurality of values of a detrended pressure drop;
conducting a fitting step, wherein the values of the detrended pressure drop are fitted with an exponential generalized autoregressive conditional heteroskedasticity model with orders of p and q (EGARCH(p, q) model) to obtain a value of at least one of model coefficients;
conducting a repeat step, wherein another value of the at least one of model coefficients is obtained;
conducting a statistical step, wherein a value of the monitoring statistic is calculated based on the values of the at least one of model coefficients;
conducting a control step, wherein the value of the monitoring statistic is compared to a control limit, and an alarm is triggered when the value of the monitoring statistic is greater than the control limit; and
conducting an adjustment step after the alarm is triggered, wherein an operational condition of the packed column is adjusted to make the value of the monitoring statistic less than the control limit.

US Pat. No. 10,456,681

GAME SYSTEM, DISPLAY CONTROLLING METHOD, DISPLAY CONTROLLING PROGRAM, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAI...

1. A method for causing a game system to display a related picture, the method comprising:executing a game application for a first user using a processor of the game system,
wherein the first user controls a player character in the game application using a game controller;
displaying, on a display of the game system,
a full screen execution screen of the game application;
acquiring over a network, a related picture related to a current state of progress of the first user in the game application;
wherein the related picture is created by a second user different from the first user; and
displaying, on the display, the related picture;
wherein the related picture includes a plurality of play moving pictures uploaded to the network by the second user, the plurality of play moving pictures being that of a same game application as the game application executed for the first user on the game system,
wherein a first play moving picture of the plurality of play moving pictures depicts play information corresponding to a position of the player character that the player character has moved past;
wherein a second play moving picture of the plurality of play moving pictures depicts play information corresponding to a position close to a current position of the player character,
wherein a third play moving picture of the plurality of play moving pictures depicts play information corresponding to a position ahead of the current position of the player character,
wherein the first play moving picture, the second play moving picture, and the third play moving picture are displayed if each has a transmission date within a predetermined time period of a current date, and
wherein the first play moving picture, the second play moving picture, and the third play moving picture are all displayed concurrently and non-overlapping on the display superimposed on the full screen execution screen.

US Pat. No. 10,456,666

BLOCK BASED CAMERA UPDATES AND ASYNCHRONOUS DISPLAYS

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A system for asynchronous display of a frame, comprising:a computing device to determine changes between a current frame and a previous frame; and
an asynchronous display coupled to the computing device to display an image;
wherein the computing device is to send frame updates asynchronously rather than at a fixed frame rate to the asynchronous display to only update areas of a currently displayed image that have changed.

US Pat. No. 10,456,651

GOLF SIMULATOR, AND GOLF SIMULATION METHOD

RD-TEK CO., LTD, Daejeon...

1. A golf simulator comprising:an optical sensor unit configured to detect a movement path of a golf ball using a plurality of optical sensors;
an image inputting unit configured to input a movement image of the golf ball using a spin camera sensor;
a movement information calculating unit configured to calculate a direction and velocity of the golf ball from information obtained from the optical sensor unit;
a spin information calculating unit configured to calculate a spin rate of the golf ball from the input movement image of the golf ball;
a flying trajectory calculating unit configured to calculate a flying trajectory of the golf ball using the calculated direction and velocity of the golf ball and the calculated spin rate of the golf ball; and
a spin rate comparison unit configured to compare the calculated spin rate and a spin rate calculated using data obtained by the optical sensors for excluding an error occurred in the spin rate calculated by the spin information calculating unit.

US Pat. No. 10,456,629

GRAPHENE AND CARBON NANOTUBE REINFORCED GOLF BALL

Callaway Golf Company, C...

1. A golf ball comprising:an inner core comprising a polybutadiene material;
an outer core comprising a polybutadiene material in an amount ranging from 40 to 90 weight percent, zinc diacrylate in an amount ranging from 10 to 50 weight percent, zinc oxide in an amount ranging from 1 to 30 weight percent, peroxide initiator in an amount ranging from 0.1 to 10 weight percent, a graphene material in an amount ranging from 0.01 to 6.0 weight percent of the outer core, and a carbon nanotube (CNT) material in an amount ranging from 0.01 to 6.0 weight percent of the outer core, wherein the graphene material has a surface area ranging from 150 m2/g to 1000 m2/g; and
a cover layer disposed over the outer core;
wherein the inner core has a deflection of more than 0.230 under a load of 200 pounds, and wherein the outer core over the inner core has a deflection of more than 0.080 under a load of 200 pounds.

US Pat. No. 10,456,618

PORTABLE EXERCISE APPARATUS

1. An exercise apparatus comprising:a pair of tracks each extending in a respective longitudinal direction from a first end of a respective one of the tracks to a second end thereof, each one of the tracks including an inner side and an outer side each spanning from the first end to the second end of the respective one of the tracks;
a pair of limb receiving members defining top support surfaces for receiving limbs of a user;
the pair of limb receiving members each being operatively coupled to the respective one of the tracks so as to be slidable relative thereto between the first end of the respective one of the tracks and the second end thereof;
the pair of tracks comprising upper load bearing surfaces supporting the limb receiving members in sliding contact therewith and lower surfaces adapted for resting on a support surface in an operating position of the exercise apparatus;
the pair of tracks being oriented substantially parallel to one another such that the respective longitudinal directions of the tracks are oriented substantially parallel to one another;
the pair of tracks being interconnected by a bridging portion which spans from the inner side of one of the tracks to the inner side of the other one of the tracks;
the bridging portion comprising a hinge defining a folding axis oriented substantially parallel to each one of the respective longitudinal directions of the tracks so that the tracks are movable between the operating position in which the pair of tracks are located in spaced relation from one another with respect to a transverse direction which is cross-wise to the respective longitudinal directions of the pair of tracks such that the inner sides of the tracks are spaced from one another in the transverse direction and the folding axis is located centrally between the tracks with respect to the transverse direction, and a storage position in which the tracks are disposed with the upper load bearing surfaces or the lower surfaces facing one another and the folding axis is located transversely outwardly from the pair of tracks.

US Pat. No. 10,456,605

ULTRASOUND-BASED NEUROMODULATION SYSTEM

ReCor Medical, Inc., Pal...

1. An intravascular, ultrasound-based ablation system comprising:a catheter comprising at least one fluid lumen;
a balloon positioned at a distal end of the catheter, an interior of the balloon being in fluid communication with the at least one fluid lumen of the catheter, wherein the balloon is configured to inflate when fluid is delivered into the interior through the at least one fluid lumen of the catheter;
a tip extending distally from a distal end of the balloon;
an ultrasound transducer positioned within the balloon, the ultrasound transducer comprising a cylindrical tube extending a first length and comprising inner and outer surfaces, each of the inner and outer surfaces comprising an electrode, wherein the ultrasound transducer defines an internal space adjacent the inner surface, the internal space being in fluid communication with the interior of the balloon so that, when in use, fluid entering the balloon passes along both the inner and outer surfaces to transfer heat away from the ultrasound transducer;
a backing member extending a second length that is longer than the first length, the backing member extending entirely through the ultrasound transducer; and
an insulating member extending a third length that is longer than the second length, the insulating member extending from the catheter to the tip and connecting the catheter with the tip, the insulting member positioned within the backing member and extending entirely through the backing member such that the backing member is offset from the distal end of the catheter.

US Pat. No. 10,456,600

GRAPHICAL REPRESENTATION OF RADIATION THERAPY

RefleXion Medical, Inc., ...

1. A system for radiation therapy comprising:a rotatable gantry;
a gantry position sensor coupled to the rotatable gantry;
a therapeutic radiation source mounted on the rotatable gantry and movable to a plurality of gantry firing positions by rotating the gantry;
a radiation detector disposed in a radiation beam path of the therapeutic radiation source;
a beam-shaping component disposed in the radiation beam path of the therapeutic radiation source, the beam-shaping component configured to have a radiation-transmitting aperture with a size and shape;
a beam-shaping component sensor configured to detect the size and shape of the radiation-transmitting aperture; and
a display in communication with a controller, wherein
the controller comprises a machine-readable memory medium storing a value of a planned radiation delivery metric over time, and a processor configured to
calculate a real-time value of the radiation delivery metric at multiple time points during a radiation delivery session based on data acquired from the gantry position sensor and/or radiation detector and/or beam-shaping component sensor during the radiation delivery session,
generate a graphical representation depicting the planned radiation delivery metric value and the real-time radiation delivery metric value over the multiple time points, and output the graphical representation to the display.

US Pat. No. 10,456,590

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR LASER TREATMENTS

Biolitec Unternehmensbete...

1. A laser system for medical and cosmetic applications comprising: a. at least one laser source operating at one or more laser wavelengths; b. an electronic visual display having a two-dimensional input interface comprising a rectangular touch-sensitive screen having a vertical edge and a horizontal edge to set/select laser parameters; c. at least one waveguide; d. means to optically connect said laser source to said at least one waveguide; wherein said waveguide is optically coupled with the laser source to convey laser radiation to a treatment site; and wherein a first laser parameter is displayed along a vertical edge of the touch-sensitive screen and a second laser parameter is displayed along a horizontal edge of the touch-sensitive screen, the touch-sensitive screen being configured so that the two laser parameters are simultaneously set by touching the touch-sensitive screen at a single point.

US Pat. No. 10,456,579

DIRECT ELECTRICAL STIMULATION DELIVERY SYSTEM FOR THE TREATMENT OF VISUAL DISEASE

Nova Oculus Canada Manufa...

1. An electrotherapeutic system for treating a visual disease, comprising:a signal generator configured to generate a waveform comprising a series of current pulses; and
a headset connectable to the signal generator and configured to deliver the waveform to a skin surface within an eye region of a patient, wherein the headset comprises at least one eyecup electrode including an upper contact pad and a lower contact pad having a contact surface with an area in a range of about 1.10 cm2 to about 1.80 cm2, wherein the eyecup electrode includes a mounting post and a plurality of upper extension arms that provide spacing between the mounting post and the upper contact pad and a plurality of lower extension arms that provide spacing between the mounting post and the lower contact pad to enable contact of the upper and lower contact pads with the skin surface, and wherein the waveform is delivered to the skin surface through both the upper and lower contact pads.

US Pat. No. 10,456,561

NON-COMPLIANT HIGH STRENGTH MEDICAL BALLOON

Cook Medical Technologies...

1. A method of making a reinforced medical balloon, the balloon formed from a balloon structure and including a balloon body member having a circumferential dimension, a longitudinal dimension, and an annular shape in the circumferential dimension; including the steps of:fitting a reinforcement member to the balloon structure, the reinforcement member being formed of an array of reinforcement elements interleaved with one another so as to include a plurality of circumferential elements and a plurality of longitudinal elements, the plurality of longitudinal elements being disposed substantially parallel to the longitudinal dimension and alternatively extending over and then under adjacent ones of the plurality of circumferential elements so as to form the reinforcement member with woven or braided elements, the reinforcement member being fitted such that the plurality of circumferential elements extend in the circumferential dimension of the balloon and are disposed substantially transversally to the longitudinal dimension;
wherein the fitting step includes a step of solely tensing the plurality of circumferential elements following formation of the reinforcement member so as to cause both the plurality of circumferential elements to adopt a circular annular shape in the circumferential dimension and the plurality of longitudinal elements to adopt an undulating shape, and wherein the step of tensing the plurality of circumferential elements is performed without inflating the balloon body member.

US Pat. No. 10,456,560

EXPANDABLE TIP MEDICAL DEVICES AND METHODS

Covidien LP, Mansfield, ...

1. A guidewire comprising:a guidewire body having a proximal end and a distal end; and
a plurality of elements, each having a first end and a second end along a length of the respective element, the plurality of elements having (a) a proximal section fixed at an attachment location at a distal portion of the guidewire body, and (b) a distal section in which the plurality of elements diverge radially outward from the distal end of the guidewire body to form a compliant structure having an expanded profile that is greater than a radial dimension of the distal end of the guidewire body and being resiliently deformable to a reduced profile, where in the expanded profile the compliant structure provides a radial force in an outward circumferential direction from an axis of the guidewire body;
wherein each of the plurality of elements extends distally from the proximal section of the plurality of elements to the distal section, then invert, then extend proximally from the distal section to the proximal section such that both the first and second ends are disposed at the attachment location at the distal portion of the guidewire body.

US Pat. No. 10,456,541

SYSTEM AND RESPIRATION APPLIANCE FOR SUPPORTING THE AIRWAY OF A SUBJECT

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A method of supporting the airway of a subject as the subject breathes, the method comprising:during inhalation of a subject, providing a first resistance to gas flow for gas passing from ambient atmosphere into one or more external orifices of the airway of the subject;
during exhalation of the subject, providing a second resistance to gas flow for gas passing from the one or more external orifices of the airway of the subject to ambient atmosphere, wherein the first resistance is lower than the second resistance such that during inhalation gas passes from ambient atmosphere into the one or more external orifices of the airway of the subject substantially unimpeded and during exhalation the second resistance elevates pressure within the airway of the subject such that the elevated pressure supports the airway of the subject;
receiving a pressurized flow of breathable gas;
directing the pressurized flow of breathable gas to the one or more external orifices of the airway of the subject as the subject breathes;
generating one or more output signals that convey information related to the stability of the airway of the subject with one or more sensors; and
adjusting a flow rate of the pressurized flow of breathable gas based on the information in the one or more output signals generated by the one or more sensors.

US Pat. No. 10,456,540

PATIENT INTERFACE SYSTEMS FOR ENSURING EFFECTIVE SEAL

ResMed Pty Ltd, Bella Vi...

1. A patient interface system for delivering pressurized breathable gas to a patient, comprising:a patient interface including first and second portions adapted to seal against the patient's face;
a frame element configured to at least partially support the patient interface on the patient's face when the patient interface is worn; and
a seal maintenance resilient structure disposed between the patient interface and the frame element, the seal maintenance resilient structure being configured to urge the patient interface against the patient's face when the patient interface is worn, the seal maintenance resilient structure consisting of first and second compression springs,
wherein the first and second compression springs are disposed respectively between the first and second portions of the patient interface and the frame element to urge the first and second portions into sealing engagement with the patient's nose when the patient interface is worn, and
wherein a supply tube is connected directly to the frame element and is in fluid communication with the patient interface to provide breathable gas to the patient, the seal maintenance resilient structure being configured such that when a disruptive force is exerted on the supply tube and in turn transferred to the frame element as a pulling force thereon, the seal maintenance resilient structure resists movement of the patient interface caused by the disruptive force thereby decoupling the patient interface from the supply tube.

US Pat. No. 10,456,539

INHALER

KIND CONSUMER LIMITED, L...

1. An inhaler comprising:a reservoir for holding a plurality of doses of a composition to be inhaled;
a housing containing the reservoir and having an outlet end where each dose of the composition exits the inhaler and an opposite end;
a composition flow path extending from the reservoir to the outlet end of the housing along which the composition flows from the reservoir along the flow path and out of a composition orifice towards the outlet end of the housing;
a flexible diaphragm which does not form part of the composition flow path defining a suction chamber on one side of the diaphragm, the suction chamber extending from an air outlet proximate to the outlet end of the housing, and terminating part way along the housing such that the diaphragm separates the suction chamber on one side of the diaphragm from the remainder of the housing on the opposite side of the diaphragm;
a valve element movable with the diaphragm and biased by a biasing force into a first position in which it closes the composition flow path at a position between the reservoir and the composition orifice;
wherein suction on the outlet end reduces the pressure in the suction chamber thereby moving the valve element against the biasing force to a second position to open the composition flow path so that a single dose out of the plurality of doses of the composition held in the reservoir can flow uninterrupted from the reservoir through the composition orifice and out of the outlet end; and
wherein the said biasing force is arranged to return the valve element to the first position to close the composition flow path to stop the flow of the composition from the reservoir through the composition orifice once the single dose is complete and the suction ceases.

US Pat. No. 10,456,535

DRY POWDER INHALER

Presspart Manufacturing L...

1. An inhaler device comprisingan inhaler housing comprising at least one air inlet duct;
an elongated capsule chamber adapted for receiving a capsule which contains a dose of medicament in dry powder form, and wherein the capsule chamber has a longitudinal axis and is defined by a wall arrangement including a first and a second supporting wall portion opposing each other in a direction perpendicular to the longitudinal axis and first and second sidewall portions opposing each other in the direction of the longitudinal axis;
a mouthpiece portion through which the medicament in dry powder form is dispensable; and
at least first and second airflow paths which each extend between the at least one air inlet duct, the capsule chamber and the mouthpiece portion to enable an inhalation airflow formed upon inhalation to flow through the at least one air inlet duct via the capsule chamber and the mouthpiece portion such that the dose of medicament is entrained in air and dispensed through the mouthpiece portion;
wherein the first airflow path comprises at least a first intermediate duct extending from the at least one air inlet duct to a first capsule chamber inlet adjacent to the first sidewall portion, and at least a first outlet duct extending from a first capsule chamber outlet adjacent to the first sidewall portion in direction to the mouthpiece portion; and the second airflow path comprises at least a second intermediate duct extending from the at least one air inlet duct to a second capsule chamber inlet adjacent to the second sidewall portion, and at least a second outlet duct extending from a second capsule chamber outlet adjacent to the second sidewall portion in direction to the mouthpiece portion,
wherein
the at least first and second outlet ducts extend, upon exit from the capsule chamber, towards a swirl chamber and are connected to it,
wherein said swirl chamber comprises a base from which an inner wall surrounding that base vertically extends towards a swirl chamber outlet and,
wherein the swirl chamber outlet is connected to the mouthpiece portion and encloses a flow cross-section area which is smaller than an area of the base surrounded by the inner wall.

US Pat. No. 10,456,534

NASAL SPRAY DELIVERY GUIDE

Cornell University, Ithi...

1. A nasal spray delivery guide comprising:a pair of guide elements spaced apart from one another and configured to be at least partially inserted into respective nostrils of a patient, each guide element comprising an aperture extending therethrough from a base end to a tip end of the guide element;
a flexible connector element attached to and extending between the guide elements;
a wing extending away from one of the guide elements; and
a clamping tab extending away from the wing and upwards and towards one of the guide elements;
wherein the delivery guide has a stable conformation in which an angle between longitudinal axes of the guide elements is between approximately 10 degrees and approximately 30 degrees, and in which an angle between the longitudinal axis of one of the guide elements and an axis perpendicular to the wing is between approximately 5 degrees and approximately 15 degrees.

US Pat. No. 10,456,515

WEARABLE ULTRAFILTRATION DEVICES METHODS AND SYSTEMS

The Trustees of Columbia ...

1. A wearable ultrafiltration apparatus, comprising:a first ultrafilter for filtering a patient's blood along a first fluid path;
a second ultrafilter for filtering the patient's blood along a second fluid path; and
a valve being positionable in a first position for directing the patient's blood along the first fluid path and being positionable in a second position for directing the patient's blood along the second fluid path;
wherein when the valve is in the first position, blood flows along the first fluid path and is prevented from flowing along the second fluid path and when the valve is in the second position, blood flows along the second fluid path and is prevented from flowing along the first fluid path;
wherein when the valve is in the first position, the second ultrafilter is idle and capable of being serviced or replaced, and when the valve is in the second position, the first ultrafilter is idle and capable of being serviced or replaced; and
wherein the valve includes a rod including a handle attached thereto for rotating the rod from the first position to the second position, wherein the rod includes a first edge positioned in a first orientation when the rod is in the first position, the first edge directing the patient's blood to the first ultrafilter along the first fluid path, and wherein when the rod is in the second position the first edge is positioned in a second orientation for directing the patient's blood to the second ultrafilter along the second fluid path.

US Pat. No. 10,456,512

BABY PRODUCT STERILIZER INCLUDING BREAST PUMP

CIMILRE CO., LTD., Cheon...

1. A baby product sterilizer having a breast pump, the sterilizer comprising:a body having a plurality of ultraviolet lamps located at an inside of the body to sterilize and dry baby products accommodated in the inside of the body;
a cap disposed on a front surface of the body;
a cover located at outer surfaces of the body; and
the breast pump disposed between the body and the cover in such a manner as to be controlled by a controller mounted on the cover.

US Pat. No. 10,456,508

DRUG DELIVERY ENDOVASCULAR STENT AND METHOD OF USE

Biosensors International ...

1. A method for making an expandable, metal stent having metal filaments comprising an outer surface region where the outer surface region is coated with a polymer-free limus drug, the stent having a rate of occurrence and/or extent of restenosis or thrombosis resulting from vascular injury in a subject where the rate of occurrence and/or extent of restenosis or thrombosis is reduced relative to that observed by placing at a site of injury, a bare-metal expandable stent formed of interconnected metal filaments or an expandable stent formed of interconnected metal filaments with an outer surface having a coating comprised of a polymer carrier containing a limus drug, the method comprising:roughening regions of the outer surface of the stent filaments to a surface roughness (Ra) of between 20-40 ?in (0.5-1 ?m), and a surface roughness range (Rt) of between 300-700 ?in (7.5-17.5 ?m), and
coating the roughened regions of the stent filaments with a polymer-free limus drug, to a coating thickness greater than the Rt of the roughened stent surface.

US Pat. No. 10,456,493

INFECTION CONTROL APPARATUS

Allied Bioscience, Inc., ...

1. An infection control apparatus comprising:an asset tagging unit;
a spraying unit;
a power supply unit;
a DNA/RNA sequencing unit; and
a computing unit comprising a non-transitory computer-readable medium encoded with program instructions for controlling the asset tagging unit, the spraying unit and the DNA/RNA sequencing unit, to perform a method of infection control in a facility.

US Pat. No. 10,456,489

DECONTAMINATION COVER FOR DECONTAMINATING AN OBJECT

Diversey, Inc., Fort Mil...

6. A decontamination cover to be applied over an object to be decontaminated, the decontamination cover comprisinga sheet-like body comprising a pliable material, an outward facing surface that is substantially opaque to UVC light and an inward-facing surface that is to be arranged opposite a surface of the object to be decontaminated;
a plurality of UVC sources arranged in an array between the outward-facing surface and the inward-facing surface, wherein the UVC sources emit light through lenses provided to the inward-facing surface;
a plurality of spacers extending from the inward-facing surface, wherein the plurality of spacers are arranged in a second array and distributed over the inward facing surface between the lenses of the UVC sources such that the plurality of spacers maintain a suitable separation between the UVC sources and the surface of the object to be decontaminated to promote complete coverage of the surface with UVC light emitted by UVC sources;
a power supply; and
a controller.

US Pat. No. 10,456,488

ULTRAVIOLET TRANSPARENT STRUCTURE FOR ULTRAVIOLET ILLUMINATION USING SCATTERED AND FOCUSED RADIATION

Sensor Electronic Technol...

1. An apparatus, comprising:an ultraviolet transparent structure having an external surface with exposure to an ambient environment and an internal surface separated from the ambient environment by the external surface;
a set of ultraviolet radiation sources configured to generate ultraviolet radiation through the internal surface of the ultraviolet transparent structure towards the external surface and out to the ambient environment for disinfection of the external surface and/or a targeted item located off of the ultraviolet transparent structure, wherein the set of ultraviolet radiation sources includes a first set of ultraviolet radiation sources configured to generate a scattered type of radiation that uniformly disinfects the external surface of the ultraviolet transparent structure and a second set of ultraviolet radiation sources configured to generate a focused type of radiation that disinfects at least one portion of the targeted item; and
a control system configured to manage the ultraviolet radiation generated from the set of ultraviolet radiation sources, the control system directing the first set of ultraviolet radiation sources to generate the scattered type of radiation towards the external surface of the ultraviolet transparent structure and the second set of ultraviolet radiation sources to generate the focused type of radiation at the targeted item.

US Pat. No. 10,456,487

DEVICE TREATMENT

Sensor Electronic Technol...

1. A system, comprising:an open-ended housing having a cavity formed therein that is configured to receive a device;
at least one ultraviolet radiation source located within the cavity of the housing that is configured to emit ultraviolet radiation towards a surface of the device located within the cavity;
a control unit that determines whether the device needs a cleaning treatment in response to the device being placed within the housing, the control unit determining that the device needs the cleaning treatment in response to determining the surface of the device has an amount of at least one of: bacteria, germs, or viruses, that exceeds a predetermined threshold, the control unit activating operation of the ultraviolet radiation source in response to determining that the device needs the cleaning treatment, wherein the activating includes specifying a plurality of operating parameters for the cleaning treatment of the device, the plurality of operating parameters including a cleaning treatment time that the ultraviolet radiation source emits the ultraviolet radiation towards the surface of the device, a dosage of ultraviolet radiation delivered by the ultraviolet radiation source, a power setting for operating the ultraviolet radiation source, and a maximum operating temperature;
an input component that permits a user to adjust at least one of the plurality of operating parameters; and
an output component that provides status information of the cleaning treatment for use by the user.

US Pat. No. 10,456,485

SINGLE-EMITTER LIGHTING DEVICE THAT OUTPUTS A MINIMUM AMOUNT OF POWER TO PRODUCE INTEGRATED RADIANCE VALUES SUFFICIENT FOR DEACTIVATING PATHOGENS

KENALL MANUFACTURING COMP...

1. A lighting device configured to deactivate MRSA bacteria in an environment, the lighting device comprising:at least one lighting element with a single light source configured to provide light, at least a first component of the light having a wavelength of about 405 nm, and at least a second component of the light having a wavelength of greater than 420 nm,
wherein the first component of light has a minimum integrated irradiance of 0.01 mW/cm2 measured from any unshielded point in the environment that is 1.5 m from any point on any external-most luminous surface of the lighting device.

US Pat. No. 10,456,482

PSMA—TARGETED NIR DYES AND THEIR USES

On Target Laboratories, L...

1. A compound selected from the group consisting of:

US Pat. No. 10,456,476

METHOD INVOLVING 1-BENZOTRIAZOLYL CARBONATE ESTERS OF POLY(ETHYLENE GLYCOL)

Nektar Therapeutics, San...

1. A method for preparing a 1-benzotriazolylcarbonate ester of a water-soluble and non-peptidic polymer comprising a protected reactive group, the method comprising:(i) providing a water-soluble and non-peptidic polymer comprising a protected reactive group and having a structure, R?-POLY-OH, where POLY is a linear polyethylene glycol having a formula, —OCH2CH2(OCH2CH2)n—, R? is a protected carboxylic acid, and n is an integer selected from about 3 to about 2000, and
(ii) reacting R?-POLY-OH with di(benzotriazolyl)carbonate in an organic solvent in the presence of base to thereby form a 1-benzotriazolylcarbonate ester product having a structure,

 where R? is as described in step (i).

US Pat. No. 10,456,459

LIPOSOMAL ADJUVANT COMPOSITIONS

Zoetis Services LLC, Par...

1. An essentially saponin-free liposome, wherein said saponin is absent or present at or below the limit of detection, comprising an external lipid bilayer membrane and an internal compartment, the external membrane comprising:a) a quaternary ammonium compound composed of four alkyl chains, two of which are C10-C20 alkyls and the remaining two are C1-C4 alkyls;
b) a sterol selected from the group consisting of ?-sitosterol, stigmasterol, ergosterol, ergocalciferol, and cholesterol;
c) a phospholipid; and
d) a glycolipid of formula I:

wherein, R1 and R2 are independently hydrogen, or a saturated alkyl radical having up to 20 carbon atoms; X is —CH2—, —O— or —NH—; R2 is hydrogen, or a saturated alkyl radical having up to 20 carbon atoms; R3, R4, and R5 are independently hydrogen, —SO42?, —PO42?, —COC1-10 alkyl; R6 is L-alanyl, L-alpha-aminobutyl, L-arginyl, L-asparginyl, L-aspartyl, L-cysteinyl, L-glutamyl, L-glycyl, L-histidyl, L-hydroxyprolyl, L-isoleucyl, L-leucyl, L-lysyl, L-methionyl, L-ornithinyl, L-phenyalany, L-prolyl, L-seryl, L-threonyl, L-tyrosyl, L-tryptophanyl, and L-valyl or their D-isomers.

US Pat. No. 10,456,327

PACKAGE FOR FROZEN NUTRIENT PILL

1. A package comprising:a plurality of seamless compartments coupled together;
a different one of said plurality of compartments each including a different respective one of a plurality of respective void spaces and each including a different respective one of one of a plurality of respective void space delimiting surfaces;
a plurality of fill entries, a different one of each said fill entries of said plurality forms a fluent entry into a different one of each of said compartment's respective void space;
a plurality of receptacles, a different one of said plurality of receptacles each include a respective different one of said plurality of void space delimiting surfaces and an external surface, said external surface of each receptacle including a curvilinear portion, the entirety of the curvilinear portion on one side of a support which couples the receptacles together;
wherein at least one fill entry of said plurality forming the fluent entry in one of said compartment's void space is in an elastomeric portion of said package, and said at least one fill entry has a width measured along its minor axis or a diameter which is less than the width of the of the compartment having the at least one fill entry forming the fluent entry into the compartment's void space, wherein the width of the compartment is measured along the compartments minor axis;
wherein each compartment of said plurality has a volume from 0.7 ml to 4 ml; and
wherein each void space delimiting surface of said plurality follows an outline of a separate 3D pill shape; and
wherein each of said fill entries of said plurality of said fill entries circumscribes a different one of said void space delimiting surfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,456,319

FASCIA THERAPY TOOL

1. A rigid tool for use in fascia therapy comprising a handle portion and a blade portion;the handle portion comprising an elongate cylinder having a length from three to five inches and a diameter from three-quarters of an inch to two inches defining a central longitudinal axis;
the blade portion comprising a flat plate having a thickness from one-eighth to three-eighths of an inch and a width from three to five inches, the width being measured from a first transverse side edge to a second transverse side edge and approximately equal to and aligned with the length of the handle portion, and the blade portion being rigidly affixed at a proximal end thereof to and extending out from the handle portion co-planarly with the longitudinal axis; wherein
the blade portion further comprises a distal edge having a curved contour devoid of sharp corners across the width, rounded corners at the intersections of the distal edge and the side edges, and a rounded shape across the thickness.

US Pat. No. 10,456,310

BED STEP STOOL AND METHOD OF USE

1. A bed step stool for assisting a user into and out of bed including opposite sides, a head, and a foot, comprising:a first support to be disposed closer to the head of the bed;
a second support to be disposed closer to the foot of the bed;
a step assembly supported between the first support and the second support, the step assembly to enable the user to step thereon for assisting the user into and out of the bed;
a bed attachment that couples the bed step stool to the bed to stabilize the bed step stool,
wherein the first support and the second support define an unobstructed pathway for entry and exit with respect to the bed and the bed step stool that is perpendicular with respect to the sides of the bed whereby the user goes between the first support and the second support to step onto the step assembly and off the step assembly without any obstruction.

US Pat. No. 10,456,293

OPHTHALMIC SYSTEM FOR SUSTAINED RELEASE OF DRUG TO EYE

ForSight Vision5, Inc., ...

1. A method of manufacturing an ocular device configured to be positioned on a surface of the eye at least partially underneath at least one of the upper and lower eyelids and outside a cornea of the eye for delivering at least one therapeutic agent to an eye for an extended period of time, the method comprising:forming a support structure from a length of a first material having a first end region and a second end region into a first shape, wherein the first shape of the support structure provides an overall shape to the ocular device prior to positioning the ocular device on the surface of the eye;
dispersing at least one therapeutic agent into a second material creating a drug matrix, wherein the second material is different from the first material;
molding the drug matrix into a tubular structure having a lumen; and
threading the tubular structure over the length of the support structure such that the support structure extends through the lumen of the tubular structure,
wherein the first shape conforms to a second, different shape after positioning the ocular device onto the surface of the eye, and wherein upon being removed from the eye, the ocular device retains the second shape or changes to a third shape, wherein the third shape is different from both the first shape and the second shape.

US Pat. No. 10,456,289

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF BODY FLUIDS LEAKING FROM A SURGICAL DRAIN TUBE INCISION

ALDEN ADVANCED TECHNOLOGI...

1. A fluid collection system comprising:a baseplate having an adhesive backing configured to couple the baseplate to a patient's skin and defining a wafer having an approximately centrally positioned opening, and a ring shaped, radially-extending wafer connector coupled to said wafer and disposed around said opening configured to receive a first end of a surgical drain tube; and
an appliance including a leaked fluid remover, said leaked fluid remover having a fluid remover connector operable to detachably couple with the wafer connector, the leaked fluid remover connector including a first housing element and a second housing element received by said first housing element and a spacer having an upper surface and a lower surface, the first housing element including an outer septum having a lower surface positioned on or coupled to the upper surface of the spacer, and the second housing element including an inner septum positioned on or coupled to the lower surface of the spacer; and
a leaked fluid collector having an outer film and an inner film, the outer film coupled to an upper portion of the first housing component and the inner film coupled to a lower portion of the first housing component thereby coupling an interior of the leaked fluid collector to the fluid remover connector, wherein coupling of the fluid remover connector to the wafer connector forms a fluid flow chamber therebetween through which leaked fluid from the incision flows through the fluid flow chamber and into the leaked fluid collector.

US Pat. No. 10,456,275

ANCHORING SYSTEM FOR PROSTHETIC AND ORTHOTIC DEVICES

SHRINERS HOSPITAL FOR CHI...

1. An anchoring system comprising:(i) a fastener including a substantially planar base, and a first clasp-engaging member protruding perpendicularly from the portion of the base to define an axis of rotation and having an outwardly-extending flange, the fastener further including an adhesive suitable to secure the base directly to the skin of a wearer, and
(ii) a clasp having a first end configured to engage and rotate about the axis of rotation defined by the first clasp-engaging member and a second end configured to engage a cable of a prosthetic or orthotic device, wherein the fastener and clasp are configured to facilitate manual operation of the cable of the prosthetic or orthotic device when the clasp is engaged with the fastener, the adhesive having a sufficient strength to remain adhered to the skin during manual operation of the prosthetic or orthotic device.

US Pat. No. 10,456,274

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING ANTERIOR HIP SURGERY

1. An apparatus for establishing a supine pelvic reference plane for a specific patient, the apparatus comprising:an elongated support arm;
a first leg attached to the elongated support arm;
a second leg slidably attached to the elongated support arm, wherein the second leg slides along the elongated support arm; and
a third leg slidably attached to the elongated support arm, wherein the third leg slides along the elongated support arm, and wherein;
the first, second, and third legs have tips,
the first leg is closer to one end of the elongated support arm than the second leg and the third leg; and
the second and third legs are slidably adjusted relative to the elongated support arm such that:
the tip of the first leg is configured to contact a left anterior superior iliac spine of the specific patient,
the tip of the second leg is configured to contact a right anterior superior iliac spine of the specific patient, and
the tip of the third leg is configured to contact an anterior aspect of an ischium of a pelvis of the specific patient below an acetabulum, and further wherein
the apparatus defines the supine pelvic reference plane for the specific patient, and
the supine pelvic reference plane has a known relationship to a standard reference plane for the specific patient.

US Pat. No. 10,456,252

TRANSCATHETER GUIDEWIRE DELIVERY SYSTEMS, CATHETER ASSEMBLIES FOR GUIDEWIRE DELIVERY, AND METHODS FOR PERCUTANEOUS GUIDEWIRE DELIVERY ACROSS HEART VALVES

Medtronic Vascular, Inc.,...

1. A catheter assembly for crossing a heart valve with a guidewire, the catheter assembly comprising:a tubular support structure adapted to be located at a target location adjacent to the heart valve of a human patient, the tubular support structure including
a proximal segment having a proximal opening at a proximal end,
a distal segment having a distal opening at a distal end, and
a plurality of spaced-apart side ports disposed proximal to the distal opening,
wherein the proximal segment and the distal segment together define therethrough a guidewire lumen configured to slidably receive a first guidewire; and
a wire guide slidably disposed within the tubular support structure, the wire guide having a lumen for slidably receiving a second guidewire through a proximal guidewire port disposed within a first portion of the wire guide outside of the human patient and transmitting the second guidewire through a distal guidewire port disposed within a second portion of the wire guide disposed at the target location adjacent to the heart valve of a human patient,
wherein axial movement of the wire guide relative to the tubular support structure aligns the distal guidewire port of the wire guide with one of the plurality of spaced-apart side ports, and
wherein in a subsequent advancement of the second guidewire, the second guidewire exits the aligned side port.

US Pat. No. 10,456,251

SURGICAL METHODS OF REPLACING PROSTHETIC HEART VALVES

Edwards Lifesciences Corp...

1. A surgical method of implanting a two-stage prosthetic heart valve in a native heart valve annulus of a patient, comprising:providing an expandable anchoring member having a generally tubular expandable body with a proximal end and a distal end, the anchoring member being configured to be constricted to a contracted anchoring member and configured to be enlarged to an expanded anchoring member sized to contact the heart valve annulus;
providing a non-expandable/non-collapsible prosthetic valve member having a peripheral sewing ring on an inflow end and one-way leaflets configured to permit flow in an outflow direction through the valve member;
preparing the patient for surgery by placing him/her on cardiopulmonary bypass;
creating a direct access pathway to the heart valve annulus that permits direct naked eye vision of the heart valve annulus;
delivering the anchoring member to a position within the heart valve annulus and with the proximal end directed toward an outflow side of the annulus;
enlarging the anchoring member to the expanded anchoring member and into contact with the heart valve annulus;
delivering the valve member to the expanded anchoring member such that the one-way leaflets permit flow toward the outflow side of the annulus; and
coupling the sewing ring to the expanded anchoring member.