US Pat. No. 10,508,894

BRAKE COMPONENT MEASUREMENT TOOL

Hendrickson USA, L.L.C., ...

1. A tool for measuring dimensions of disc brake components without removing a mounted wheel associated with the disc brake components to be measured, the tool comprising:a substantially planar elongated first member having a first tip extending transversely from the first member, the first tip having a first projection at an end portion of the first tip;
a substantially planar elongated second member being relatively movable to the first member, the second member having a second tip extending transversely from the second member in the same direction that the first tip of the first member extends, the second tip having a second projection at an end portion of the second tip, a planar portion of the first member overlying and engaging a planar portion of the second member;
the overlying first and second members sized to fit between disc brake components to be measured and an associated mounted wheel;
first indicia on the first and second members to indicate a first relative distance between surfaces of the first and second tips when measuring an object located between the first and second projections; and
second indicia on the first and second members to indicate a second relative distance between the first and second projections when measuring spaced apart objects located outside of the first and second projections.

US Pat. No. 10,508,890

SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TOYS AND GAMES FOR WATER GUNS

1. A toy, comprising:a target piece configured to position on an exterior surface of a garment, the target piece including a conformable target substrate, a target, and a target magnet, wherein the conformable target substrate comprises a first conformable target substrate surface including the target and a second conformable target substrate surface that is opposite the first conformable target substrate surface and that is fixedly attached to the target magnet, wherein the target is configured to transition from a non-activated state to an activated state when the target receives a stimulus; and
a backing piece configured to position on an interior surface of the garment, the backing piece including a backing magnet, wherein when the target piece is positioned on the exterior surface of the garment and the backing piece is positioned on the interior surface of the garment, the backing magnet is configured to apply an attraction magnetic force through the garment and to the target magnet to secure the target piece to the exterior surface of the garment.

US Pat. No. 10,508,889

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR LASER-INDUCED PLASMA FILAMENTS FOR AGILE COUNTER-DIRECTED ENERGY WEAPON APPLICATIONS

United States of America ...

1. A method comprising the steps of:propagating an infrared laser pulse in air;
self-focusing the laser pulse until the laser reaches a critical power density, wherein molecules in the air ionize and simultaneously absorb a plurality of infrared photons resulting in a clamping effect on the intensity of the pulse, wherein the laser pulse defocuses and plasma filaments are created;
causing a dynamical competition between the self-focusing of the laser pulse and the defocusing effect due to the created plasma;
the laser pulse maintaining a small beam diameter and high peak intensity over large distances;
creating a plasma column;
repeating the above steps to create a plurality of plasma columns;
creating a parallel linear array with the plurality of plasma columns;
using the array to deflect an incident energy.

US Pat. No. 10,508,872

STREET LAMP WITH ENCHANCED HEAT DISSIPATION

LITE-ON ELECTRONICS (GUAN...

1. A light-emitting device, comprising:a lamp cover;
a transparent front cover combined with the lamp cover, wherein there is a cavity between the transparent front cover and the lamp cover;
a circuit board directly disposed on an inner surface of the lamp cover and located within the cavity;
a plurality of light-emitting elements disposed on the circuit board and located within the cavity, wherein lights emitted by the plurality of light-emitting elements are outputted through the transparent front cover;
a single lens covering every light-emitting element and located within the cavity;
a radiation layer formed next to the circuit board and directly formed on the inner surface of the lamp cover covered by the cavity; and
a reflective layer directly formed on the radiation layer,
wherein the radiation layer is further formed on an outer surface of the lamp cover.

US Pat. No. 10,508,871

REFRIGERANT DISTRIBUTOR, AND HEAT PUMP DEVICE HAVING THE REFRIGERANT DISTRIBUTOR

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A refrigerant distributor comprising:an inflow portion into which refrigerant flows from an inflow pipe; and
a distributing portion configured to distribute refrigerant from the inflow portion to a plurality of outflow pipes,
the distributing portion including:
a main body portion connected to the inflow portion, and
a plurality of outflow portions connected to the outflow pipes,
the outflow portions protruding from the main body portion, and being unitary with and formed integrally with the main body portion, such that a heat capacity difference between the outflow pipes and the distributing portion is small
longitudinal axes of the plurality of outflow portions and a longitudinal axis of the main body portion are substantially parallel.

US Pat. No. 10,508,869

METHOD FOR EVALUATING LIFTING FORCE IN A HEAT EXCHANGER

ALFA LAVAL CORPORATE AB, ...

1. A method comprising:moving a first fluid substantially vertically upward in a heat exchanger, the first fluid being a two-phase flow comprising a gas phase and a liquid phase, the gas phase having a gas temperature and the liquid phase having a liquid temperature;
the gas phase applying a lifting force to the liquid phase, the lifting force acting in opposition to a downward force of the liquid phase;
determining that the lifting force of the gas phase is insufficient to lift the liquid phase based on whether a first absolute value of a time derivative of a hot end approach of the heat exchanger exceeds a predefined primary threshold value and/or on whether a second absolute value of a time derivative of pressure drop of the first fluid over the heat exchanger exceeds a predefined primary limit value; and
increasing at least one of a flow rate of the gas phase, the gas temperature or the liquid temperature to increase the lifting force of the gas phase when the determining determines that the first absolute value exceeds the predefined primary threshold value and/or when the determining determines that the second absolute value exceeds the predefined primary limit value.

US Pat. No. 10,508,868

PROTECTION STRUCTURE FOR HEAT DISSIPATION UNIT

Asia Vital Components Co....

1. A protection structure for a heat dissipation unit, comprising:a main body divided into a working zone and a sealing zone; the working zone internally forming a sealed chamber, the sealing zone being located around an outer edge of the sealed chamber and being provided with a notch area, to which a protrusion pipe for working fluid adding and air evacuation is connected, and the sealing zone being an area at which an upper and lower plate member are hermetically connected to each other, the protrusion pipe being clamped between the upper and the lower plate members to communicate with the sealed chamber, wherein the notch area is defined as a notch in one of the upper and lower plate member, an exposed space to expose the protrusion pipe; and
a protection element being a ductile structure and correspondingly formed and located at the notch area to seal the exposed space and to at least partially cover the protrusion pipe;
wherein the notch area has a first side, a second side located at and connected to one of two opposite ends of the first side, and a third side located at and connected to the other end of the first side; and
wherein the protection element has a first edge, a second edge and a third edge configured for covering the first, the second and the third side of the notch area, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,508,861

REFRACTORY ANCHOR DEVICE AND SYSTEM

BRAND SHARED SERVICES, LL...

1. An anchoring device for a refractory material for lining a thermal vessel, the anchoring device comprising:a main body having the shape of two “Y”s arranged end-to-end and including a central segment, four branch segments extending from the central segment with a first pair of the branch segments extending from a first part of the central segment and with a second opposite pair of the branch segments extending from a second part of the central segment that is spaced apart from the first part, and four extension segments with each one extending from a respective one of the four branch segments,
wherein the four branch segments are each angled with respect to the central segment at a first obtuse angle and the four extension segments are each angled relative to their respective branch segments at a second obtuse angle to form four unenclosed openings between them including two opposite central openings and two opposite end openings, wherein the four unenclosed openings are each semi-hexagonal in shape,
wherein the main body further includes four reinforcement segments with each one extending into a respective one of the four unenclosed cell openings so that each of the four unenclosed cell openings has a respective reinforcement segment extending into it,
wherein the main body further defines at least one body void that extends through and along at least one of the extension segments and the adjacent angled branch segment, and wherein the body void allows the refractory material to flow through the anchor main body when the anchor is mounted to the vessel and the refractory material is being installed, and
wherein the main body further has at least one bottom surface that defines a base portion on one of the extension segments and an elevated portion on the central segment and elevated relative to the base portion to form an underbody gap between the main body bottom surface and the vessel, wherein the underbody gap allows the refractory material to flow under the anchor when the anchor is mounted to the vessel and the refractory material is being installed;
a mounting element adapted to mount the main body to the thermal vessel; wherein the main body and the mounting element are made of a single component piece of a metal material that is formed by casting into a one-piece part, wherein the anchoring device includes no clinching mechanisms to fasten multiple parts together.

US Pat. No. 10,508,858

REFRIGERATOR

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A refrigerator comprising:a cabinet comprising an inner cabinet, having therein a storage compartment defined by a front surface having an opening, a pair of side surfaces extending rearward from the front surface while facing each other, an upper surface interconnecting upper ends of the side surfaces, a bottom surface interconnecting lower ends of the side surfaces while facing the upper surface, and a rear surface interconnecting the side surfaces, the upper surface, and the bottom surface while facing the opening, and an outer cabinet disposed outside the inner cabinet to form a predetermined space between the outer cabinet and the inner cabinet, the inner cabinet being provided in a side surface thereof with a frame guide slit horizontally extending in a forward-rearward direction and an interlocking unit guide slit extending parallel to the frame guide slit above the frame guide slit;
a door hinged to the cabinet for opening and closing the opening;
a drawer disposed in the storage compartment for storing goods;
a cantilever disposed in the storage compartment, a rear end of the cantilever being coupled to the rear surface of the storage compartment, the cantilever extending horizontally from the rear end thereof toward the opening;
a drawer for storing goods, the drawer being supported by the cantilever, the drawer being disposed so as to be movable in a longitudinal direction of the cantilever;
a frame comprising a horizontal plate disposed at a lower side of the drawer in the storage compartment and a vertical part disposed between a side wall of the inner cabinet, which defines a side surface of the storage compartment, and the outer cabinet, the vertical part being connected to the horizontal plate through the frame guide slit, the vertical part extending up to at least a height corresponding to the drawer and having a horizontal section extending in the forward-rearward direction;
a frame guide disposed between the inner cabinet and the storage compartment for supporting the horizontal plate such that the horizontal plate is movable in the forward-rearward direction;
a link, having a front end turnably connected to the door and a rear end turnably connected to the horizontal plate, for moving the horizontal plate in response to turning of the door; and
an interlocking unit for connecting the drawer to the vertical part through the interlocking unit guide slit such that the drawer is interlocked with the frame.

US Pat. No. 10,508,854

COOLING DEVICE FOR THE COOLED STORAGE OF MEDICAL PRODUCTS

B. Medical Systems, S.a.r...

1. A cooling device for the cooled storage of medical products, the cooler having:a cooling circuit comprising a compressor, at least one evaporator and a condenser;
a closable cooling space with a plurality of cooling space sidewalls and a cooling space base;
at least one cooling element; and
an insulation vessel;
wherein the at least one evaporator and the at least one cooling element are disposed within the cooling space;
wherein a first side of the cooling element at least partially abuts the at least one evaporator and a second side of the cooling element faces the insulation vessel;
wherein the insulation vessel is closed at least towards the at least one cooling element and forms a space for cooling goods; and
wherein the first side of the cooling element abutting the at least one evaporator has at least one recess adapted to removably receive at least one removable cold accumulator.

US Pat. No. 10,508,852

REFRIGERATOR AND METHOD OF SUPPLYING WATER IN REFRIGERATOR

DONGBU DAEWOO ELECTRONICS...

1. A refrigerator, comprising:a main body comprising a food storage space;
a door installed in the main body and configured to open and close the food storage space;
an ice-making device installed in the food storage space; and
feet to obliquely position the refrigerator on a floor surface at a predetermined angle with respect to the floor surface in a state in which a front end portion of the main body is positioned higher than a rear end portion thereof,
wherein the ice-making device comprises:
a case comprising a cooling space defined therein;
a cooling unit configured to cool the cooling space; and
an ice-making system located in the cooling space and configured to produce ice pieces, the ice-making system comprising an ice tray comprising:
a plurality of ice-making spaces for retaining water; and
a water supply unit configured to supply water to the ice-making spaces,
wherein the water supply unit comprises:
a feeder pipe configured to feed water to the ice-making system; and
a water supply pipe connected to the feeder pipe and disposed above the ice tray to extend along a length direction of the ice tray; and
a heater configured to heat the water supply pipe and the feeder pipe and that surrounds an outer circumference of the water supply pipe and an outer circumference of the feeder pipe;
the water supply pipe comprising a plurality of holes in the positions corresponding to the ice-making spaces wherein water is supplied to the respective ice-making spaces through the respective holes, wherein the diameters of the plurality of holes are larger as the holes are positioned farther away from the feeder pipe, and wherein the plurality of holes is formed on a lower surface of the water supply pipe in positions corresponding to the ice-making spaces.

US Pat. No. 10,508,851

ICE MAKER ASSEMBLY WITH TILTED WATER TANK FOR REFRIGERATOR

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An ice maker assembly disposed in a storage space of a refrigerator to form ice, the ice maker assembly comprising:an ice maker unit configured to form ice, including:
a frame mounted at the refrigerator and including a guide;
a tray mounted at the frame and comprising a space in which the ice is formed;
a water tank tiltably mounted at the frame, configured to supply water to the tray, and including a rotating protrusion configured to be inserted into the guide, the rotating protrusion defining an axis about which the water tank is tilted; and
a basket unit configured to store the ice formed in the ice maker unit;
wherein:
water stored in the water tank is supplied to the tray when the water tank is tilted in a first direction, and
when the water tank is tilted in a second direction opposite to the first direction, the water tank is opened to receive water.

US Pat. No. 10,508,847

REFRIGERATION APPARATUS

DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD., ...

1. A refrigeration apparatus comprising:a refrigerant circuit which provides refrigerant piping running through a compressor, a heat source-side heat exchanger, and a heat-source side expansion valve of a heat source-side circuit and a utilization-side heat exchanger of each of one or more utilization-side circuits, and performs a refrigeration cycle by reversibly circulating a refrigerant in the refrigerant piping, a gas end of each of the one or more utilization-side circuits communicating with the compressor at all times, wherein
the utilization-side heat exchanger of each of the one or more utilization-side circuits exchanges heat between indoor air and the refrigerant in the refrigerant circuit,
the refrigeration apparatus further comprises a controller configured to:
receive a detection output from a sensor in each of the one or more utilization side circuits, and detect a leak of the refrigerant from the one or more utilization-side circuits based on the received detection output, and
in response to detecting the leak of the refrigerant, set a flow passage for the refrigerant through the refrigerant piping in the refrigerant circuit to perform the refrigeration cycle in which the refrigerant flows into the utilization-side heat exchanger of each of the one or more utilization-side circuits, the refrigerant flows out of each of the one or more utilization-side circuits, a discharge and suction side of the compressor communicate with the utilization-side heat exchanger of each of the one or more utilization-side circuits via the refrigerant piping without being blocked by a valve, the refrigerant circulates through the refrigerant circuit such that the refrigerant discharged from the compressor is sucked again into the compressor, and the utilization-side heat exchanger of each of the one or more utilization-side circuits functions as an evaporator.

US Pat. No. 10,508,846

AIR CONDITIONING APPARATUS

DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD., ...

1. An air conditioning apparatus comprising:a refrigerant circuit that is configured as a result of an outdoor unit having an outdoor heat exchanger and plural indoor units having indoor heat exchangers being interconnected via a liquid refrigerant communication pipe and a gas refrigerant communication pipe, the refrigerant circuit being switchable to a cooling cycle state, which causes the outdoor heat exchanger to function as a radiator of a refrigerant and causes the indoor heat exchangers to function as evaporators of the refrigerant, and a heating cycle state, which causes the outdoor heat exchanger to function as an evaporator of the refrigerant and causes the indoor heat exchangers to function as radiators of the refrigerant; and
a controller configured to control devices configuring the outdoor unit and the plural indoor units,
wherein when charging the refrigerant circuit with the refrigerant under a particular temperature condition, the controller starts a heating refrigerant charging operation that is performed by switching the refrigerant circuit to the heating cycle state, performs the heating refrigerant charging operation until a predetermined heating refrigerant charging completion condition is met, thereafter switches to a cooling refrigerant charging operation that is performed by switching the refrigerant circuit to the cooling cycle state, and performs the cooling refrigerant charging operation until a refrigerant charging completion condition where the refrigerant circuit is charged with a prescribed quantity of the refrigerant is met.

US Pat. No. 10,508,844

EVAPORATOR WITH REDIRECTED PROCESS FLUID FLOW

TRANE INTERNATIONAL INC.,...

1. A refrigerant evaporator comprising:a shell including a process fluid inlet and a process fluid outlet;
a plurality of tubes disposed within the shell and carrying a process fluid including a first plurality of tubes and a second plurality of tubes; and
a plurality of redirect pipes disposed within the shell and carrying the process fluid including a first redirect pipe and a second redirect pipe;
wherein the shell having a first end and a second end,
the process fluid inlet and the process fluid outlet being located at the first end,
the first plurality of tubes being in fluid communication with the second redirect pipe at the second end so that the first plurality of tubes redirect the process fluid from the process fluid inlet to the second redirect pipe and then from the second redirect pipe to the process fluid outlet, and
the second plurality of tubes being in fluid communication with the first redirect pipe at the second end so that the first redirect pipe redirects the process fluid from the process fluid inlet to the second plurality of tubes and then from the second plurality of tubes to the process fluid outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,508,843

HEAT EXCHANGER WITH WATER BOX

Johnson Controls Technolo...

1. A vapor compression system comprising:a refrigerant loop;
a compressor disposed along the refrigerant loop and configured to circulate refrigerant through the refrigerant loop; and
a heat exchanger disposed along the refrigerant loop and configured to place the refrigerant in a heat exchange relationship with a cooling fluid, wherein the heat exchanger comprises a water box portion having a first length, a shell having a second length, a first plurality of tubes disposed in the shell and configured to flow the cooling fluid, a cooling fluid portion having a third length, and a second plurality of tubes disposed in the cooling fluid portion, wherein the first plurality of tubes and the second plurality of tubes are offset from one another with respect to an axial length of the heat exchanger, wherein the water box portion and the cooling fluid portion are coupled to the shell, such that the first length, the second length, and the third length at least partially form a combined length of the heat exchanger that is substantially equal to a target length, and wherein the water box portion, the shell, and the cooling fluid portion are coupled to one another via flanges, such that the water box portion, the shell, and the cooling fluid portion are removably coupled to one another.

US Pat. No. 10,508,839

REFRIGERANT COMPRESSOR WITH LUBRICANT DISTRIBUTION UNIT HAVING FILTER HOLDING CHAMBER WITH FILTER BODY THEREIN

1. Refrigerant compressor, in the form of a rotary screw compressor, comprising a compressor housing, at least one compressor element which is arranged in the compressor housing and is driven by a drive, a plurality of bearing units disposed at at least one of a low pressure side or a high pressure side for the at least one compressor element driven by the drive, each of the bearing units comprising a bearing housing and at least one roller bearing that is arranged in the bearing housing, a lubricant being supplied to the bearing housing by a lubricant distribution system, a plurality of lubricant dispensing units, each lubricant dispensing unit comprising a filter holding chamber and a filter body is arranged in the filter holding chamber, wherein the lubricant dispensing units include a first lubricant dispensing unit arranged to dispense lubricant to at least one of the bearing units of the low pressure side or the high pressure side and a second lubricant dispensing unit arranged to dispense to at least another one of the bearing units of the low pressure side or the high pressure side.

US Pat. No. 10,508,833

INTEGRATED HOOK AND FLASHING FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULE INSTALLATION ON TILE ROOFS

SolarCity Corporation, S...

1. A bracket for supporting photovoltaic modules on a tile roof, the bracket comprising:a base portion configured to contact a flat roof surface along a first plane;
a first curved portion including a first concave surface facing away from the first plane, wherein the first concave surface extends in a first direction substantially parallel to the first plane;
a second curved portion including a second concave surface facing toward the first plane, wherein the second concave surface extends in the first direction;
a riser portion connected to the first and second curved portions and extending away from the first and second curved portions and the first plane in a second direction; and
a flange connected to the riser portion and substantially parallel to the first plane, wherein the flange is positioned further from the first plane than the first curved portion and the second curved portion,
wherein the first and second curved portions define sides of an opening separating the first and second curved portions, and
wherein the bracket is configured for the base portion to be positioned between a first roof tile and the flat roof surface while the first curved portion is configured to be positioned between a convex portion of a lower surface of the first roof tile and a concave portion of an upper surface of a second roof tile overlapped by the first roof tile.

US Pat. No. 10,508,826

REFRIGERATION CYCLE APPARATUS

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A refrigeration cycle apparatus comprising:a main circuit including a compressor, a flow switching valve configured to switch a passage of refrigerant discharged from the compressor, a first heat exchanger configured to serve at least as a condenser, a flow rate adjusting expansion valve provided for the first heat exchanger, and a plurality of parallel heat exchangers provided in parallel with each other and each being a second heat exchanger configured to serve at least as an evaporator;
a defrosting circuit configured to branch part of the refrigerant discharged from the compressor and allow the branched refrigerant to flow into selected one or more of the plurality of parallel heat exchangers;
a detector configured to detect, as an index for determining an amount of frost deposited on the parallel heat exchangers, an operation time period of the main circuit during which all of the parallel heat exchangers serve as evaporators; and
a controller configured to control the flow switching valve and the defrosting circuit,
the controller including circuitry configured to
select one of a reverse-defrosting operation mode and a heating-defrosting simultaneous operation mode as a mode for performing a defrosting operation for defrosting the parallel heat exchangers,
the reverse-defrosting operation mode being an operation mode in which the flow switching valve is switched to connect the passage of the refrigerant discharged from the compressor to the second heat exchanger to defrost all of the parallel heat exchangers,
the heating-defrosting simultaneous operation mode being an operation mode in which the refrigerant discharged from the compressor is allowed to flow into one or more of the parallel heat exchangers by the defrosting circuit, the one or more of the parallel heat exchangers serving as heat exchangers that are defrosting targets, and one or more of the parallel heat exchangers other than the heat exchangers that are defrosting targets serving as evaporators, and
determine whether or not the defrosting operation is to be started based on a result of detection performed by the detector,
in the determination, the circuitry being configured to start the defrosting operation when the operation time period detected by the detector is longer than an operation time period threshold, the operation time period threshold being a smaller value when the heating-defrosting simultaneous operation mode is selected than when the reverse-defrosting operation mode is selected.

US Pat. No. 10,508,824

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR INTERACTING WITH A CONTROL SYSTEM THAT IS CONNECTED TO A NETWORK

ADEMCO INC., Golden Vall...

1. A system of controlling a network connected building automation system servicing a building, the system comprising:a network;
a server located outside of the building and connected to the network;
a voice command manager implemented on the server;
a thermostat located inside of the building, wherein the thermostat includes a temperature sensor and a first voice sensor device, wherein the thermostat is in communication with the voice command manager via the network, and wherein the thermostat is configured to receive a plurality of natural language voice commands via the first voice sensor device and to communicate each of the plurality of natural language voice commands received by the first voice sensor to the voice command manager via the network; and
a second voice sensor device in communication with the voice command manager via the network, wherein the second voice sensor device is configured to receive the plurality of natural language voice commands and to communicate each of the plurality of natural language voice commands received by the second voice sensor device to the voice command manager via the network, and wherein the voice command manager is configured to translate each of the plurality of the natural language voice commands received into a respective command understandable by the thermostat, to transmit the respective command associated with each of the plurality of natural language voice commands received to the thermostat for execution, to identify a conflict between a first of the plurality of natural language voice commands received and a second of the plurality of natural language voice commands received, to transmit a query regarding whether the second of the plurality of natural language voice commands, that conflicts with the first of the plurality of natural language voice commands, should override the first of the plurality of natural language voice commands, to receive a response to the query, and to transmit the first of the plurality of natural language voice commands or the second of the plurality of natural language voice commands to the thermostat based on contents of the response.

US Pat. No. 10,508,810

THERMAL PANEL WITH A CORRUGATED CERAMIC COMPOSITE SHEET HAVING UNEQUAL RIDGE WIDTHS

HEXCEL CORPORATION, Dubl...

1. A thermal panel for use near a source of heat having a high temperature side located nearest said source of heat and a low temperature side located away from said source of heat, said thermal panel comprising:A) a core having a first side located closest to said source of heat and a second side located away from said source of heat, said core having a length direction, a width direction and a thickness, said core comprising a support structure comprising a corrugated sheet of ceramic composite material wherein said corrugated sheet comprises a plurality of hot side ridges located at the first side of said core, said hot side ridges defining a hot side ridge surface area, said hot side ridges extending in said length direction and having first and second ridge edges that are spaced apart a hot side ridge width, said corrugated sheet comprising a plurality of cold side ridges located at the second side of said core, said cold side ridges defining a cold side ridge surface area, said cold side ridges extending in said length direction and having first and second ridge edges that are spaced apart a cold side ridge width, said corrugated sheet comprising a plurality of first connecting walls that extend in said length direction and which connect the first ridge edges of said hot side ridges to the second ridge edges of said cold side ridges, said corrugated sheet comprising a plurality of second connecting walls that extend in said length direction and which connect the second ridge edges of said hot side ridges to the first ridge edges of said cold side ridges, wherein said cold side ridges, first connecting walls and second connecting walls define longitudinal hot side channels and wherein said hot side ridges, first connecting walls and second connecting walls define longitudinal cold side channels;
B) a hot side skin attached to said hot side ridges wherein said hot side skin, first connecting walls, second connecting walls and said cold side ridges form a plurality of first cells which extend in the length direction, said first cells each having a width measured between said first and second connecting walls and a thickness measured between said hot side skin and cold side ridge, said hot side skin being a metal foil; and
C) a cold side skin attached to said cold side ridges wherein said cold side skin, first connecting walls, second connecting walls and said hot side ridges form a plurality of second cells which extend in the length direction, said second cells each having a width measured between said first and second connecting walls and a thickness measured between said cold side skin and hot side ridge, said first cells and second cells being substantially filled with an insulating material selected from the group consisting of silicon dioxide aerogels, alumina aerogels, ceramic microporous insulation, mineral wool, ceramic fibers and amorphous silica which is supported by a nonwoven glass or silica fiber and wherein said hot side ridge widths are greater than said cold side ridge widths such that said hot side ridge surface area is greater than said cold side ridge surface area.

US Pat. No. 10,508,806

SPRAY NOZZLE ASSEMBLY FOR STEAM-DESUPERHEATING, STEAM-DESUPERHEATING DEVICE USING SAME, AND METHOD OF STEAM-DESUPERHEATING USING SAME

NIHON KOSO CO., LTD., To...

1. A probe-type steam-desuperheating device comprising:a feeding pipe for feeding cooling fluid, having a lower end and an upper end;
a nozzle holder attached to a lowermost tip of the lower end of the feeding pipe;
a cooling fluid inlet port disposed at the upper end of the feeding pipe;
a flange provided on the feeding pipe, for attaching the feeding pipe to a steam pipe, said feeding pipe being attached indirectly to the steam pipe solely via and at the flange; and
a nozzle assembly, for spraying cooling fluid into the steam pipe, attached to the nozzle holder in a manner such that an axis of the plug element is parallel to an axis of the steam pipe,
wherein the nozzle assembly comprises:
a nozzle body defining a seating area and having an opening defining a flow passage extending through the seating area, through which flow passage, cooling fluid is sprayed in the steam-desuperheating device;
a plug element movably attached to the nozzle body in the opening and selectively movable between closed and open positions relative to the opening, wherein the plug element is seated against the seating area to close the flow passage in the closed position, and the plug element is away from the seating area to open the flow passage in the open position, wherein a spray angle of the cooling fluid is defined by an angle of the flow passage with respect to an axis of the plug element; and
a splitter member fixed to a front face of the plug element downstream of the seating area, said splitter member having at least one splitter arm extending across the flow passage as viewed from the front of the plug element to deflect flow of fluid sprayed through the flow passage, wherein the splitter arm is disposed apart from an outer periphery of the opening,
wherein a length of the feeding pipe between the flange and the nozzle holder is set such that the axis of the plug element is aligned substantially with the axis of the steam pipe,
wherein the nozzle holder is disposed in a direction such that the front face of the plug element faces an upstream direction of steam flowing through the steam pipe, and the splitter arm extends in a direction in which the feeding pipe extends from the nozzle holder in a manner such that the cooling fluid sprayed from the nozzle assembly into the upstream direction of steam is deflected to pass around the feeding pipe.

US Pat. No. 10,508,802

LED LAMP WITH OUTLINE OF LAMP NECK AND OUTLINE OF HEAT SINK

JIAXING SUPER LIGHTING EL...

1. An LED (light emitting diode) lamp comprising:a lamp shell including a lamp head, a lamp neck and a sleeve, the lamp head connects to the lamp neck which connects to the sleeve;
a passive heat dissipating element having a heat sink connected to the lamp shell, wherein the heat sink comprises fins and a base, the sleeve of the lamp shell is located in the heat sink, the lamp neck projects from the heat sink, height of the lamp neck is at least 80% of height of the heat sink;
a power source having a first portion and a second portion, wherein the first portion of the power source is disposed in both the lamp neck and the lamp head of the lamp shell, and the second portion of the power source is disposed in the heat sink of the passive heat dissipating element;
a light emitting surface connected to the heat sink of the passive heat dissipating element and comprising LED chips electrically connected to the power source, wherein the light emitting surface and the heat sink are connected to form a heat transferring path from the LED chips to the passive heat dissipating element;
a first heat dissipating channel formed in a first chamber of the lamp shell for dissipating heat generated from the power source while the LED lamp is working, and the first chamber is located between bottom of the LED lamp and an upper portion of the lamp neck; and
a second heat dissipating channel formed in the heat sink and between the fins and the base of the heat sink for dissipating the heat generated from the LED chips and transferred to the heat sink;
wherein the first heat dissipating channel comprises a first end on the light emitting surface to allow air flowing from outside of the LED lamp into the first chamber, and a second end on the upper portion of the lamp neck of the lamp shell to allow air flowing from inside of the first chamber out to the LED lamp;
wherein the second heat dissipating channel comprises a third end on the light emitting surface to allow air flowing from outside of the LED lamp into the second heat dissipating channel, and flowing out from spaces between every adjacent two of the fins;
wherein a third aperture is located in a central region of the light emitting surface, and the third aperture forms an air intake of both the first heat dissipating channel and the second heat dissipating channel;
wherein a lateral outline of the LED lamp detours around the axis of the LED lamp 360 degrees to turn around to form a contour of the LED lamp, the outline includes an outline of the lamp neck and an outline of the heat sink, the outline of the lamp neck is a concave curve, the outline of the heat sink is a convex curve, the radius of curvature of the outline of the lamp neck is greater than the radius of curvature of the outline of the heat sink.

US Pat. No. 10,508,800

LIGHT BUTTON DEVICE

Waters Industries, Inc., ...

1. A compact light device comprising:a housing having an interior that is sealed to be substantially waterproof;
a power source disposed in the housing interior and having anode and cathode surfaces;
a light emitting diode disposed within the housing interior and having a first lead spaced from one of the anode and cathode surfaces, and a second lead continuously electrically engaged with the other of the anode and cathode surfaces;
a switch device mounted to the housing outside the sealed interior thereof; and
a cam actuator member of the switch device configured to be shifted between an off configuration and an on configuration such that in the on configuration, the cam actuator member deflects an adjacent portion of the housing so as to also deflect the first lead in the sealed housing interior into electrical engagement with the one of the anode and cathode surfaces to energize the light emitting diode.

US Pat. No. 10,508,796

ULTRAVIOLET GEMSTONE DISPLAY BOX

FINESSE DIAMOND, CORP, N...

1. A display for displaying fluorescence of a gemstone having naturally occurring phosphors, comprising:a top portion with a compact ultraviolet LED assembly mounted at a mounting angle, the LED assembly having:
an LED circuit;
a 3 watt 365 nm ultraviolet LED diode disposed on the LED circuit;
an optical collimator having a parabolic lens to focus the emitted LED radiation to a less than 15° spread;
a bottom portion connected to the top portion, and having a recess for containing a compact battery for powering the LED assembly; and
a central holder/deck positioned in the bottom portion over the battery for retaining the gemstone so that the gemstone is retained less than 3 inches from the LED assembly and in a direct path of the emitted collimated LED radiation of the LED assembly;
such that the gemstone seated in the central holder/deck emits a corona of strong visible fluorescence while the ultraviolet radiation is not seen.

US Pat. No. 10,508,792

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROTECTING THE OPTICAL SYSTEM OF A LIGHT FIXTURE

1. A filter apparatus for a light fixture including a lens and a lighting element controlled by a controller, comprising:a light filter movable into an optical path between the lighting element and the lens, in use, under control of the controller during execution of a light program; and
the filter apparatus configured to automatically move said light filter from a position outside the optical path to a position within the optical path upon power down of the light fixture.

US Pat. No. 10,508,785

LIGHT SYSTEM FOR FIREPLACE INCLUDING CHAOS CIRCUIT

HNI Technologies Inc., M...

1. A light system for a fireplace, comprising:a plurality of lights; and
a chaos circuit coupled to the plurality of lights and configured to provide signals to the plurality of lights to provide naturalistic flame lighting and naturalistic ember lighting,
wherein the plurality of lights includes at least two backlights that receive at least one of the signals and the at least two backlights flicker based on the at least one of the signals to provide the naturalistic flame lighting, wherein the at least two backlights are synchronized to provide the naturalistic flame lighting.

US Pat. No. 10,508,779

PROJECTOR

SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION, ...

1. A projector comprising:an illumination device;
a first color separation device that separates first color light and second color light from light emitted from the illumination device;
a second color separation device that separates third color light and fourth color light from the second color light separated by the first color separation device;
a plurality of light modulation devices that modulate the lights separated by the first color separation device and the second color separation device;
a projection optical device that projects an image based on the lights modulated by the plurality of light modulation devices;
a first filter that is insertably and removably provided on an optical path of the third color light; and
a second filter that is insertably and removably provided on an optical path of the fourth color light, wherein
the optical path of the third color light is parallel to the optical path of the fourth color light at a position where a first filter and a second filter are disposed,
a wavelength of the third color light is shorter than a wavelength of the fourth color light,
the first filter attenuates light at a wavelength exceeding a first threshold set in an dimming wavelength region that is a wavelength region between a wavelength region of the third color light and a wavelength region of the fourth color light,
the second filter attenuates light at a wavelength equal to or less than a second threshold set in the dimming wavelength region,
the first filter and the second filter are stored in an overlapping manner between the optical path of the third color light and the optical path of the fourth color light, and
the first filter and the second filter are each plate-shaped and, when being stored, are parallel with each other.

US Pat. No. 10,508,774

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND APPARATUS FOR REGULATING THE FLOW OF GAS

Dean Leonidas Koulogianes...

1. A gas flow regulating system comprising:a gas-pressure regulation system receiving a gas from outside the gas flow regulating system, protecting the gas flow regulating system from an overpressure of the gas and supplying a control gas and a power gas to the gas flow regulating system;
a differential pressure system receiving the control gas from the gas-pressure regulation system and relaying the control gas in the gas flow regulating system, wherein the differential pressure system comprises;
a differential pressure pneumatic relay receiving the control gas from the gas-pressure regulation system and relaying the control gas to a control gas relay system;
a high calibration valve connected to the differential pressure pneumatic relay;
a low calibration valve connected to the differential pressure pneumatic relay;
a differential pressure measurement system provided between the high calibration valve and the low calibration valve; and
a filter provided between the high calibration valve and the differential pressure measurement system;
the control gas relay system receiving the control gas from at least one of the gas-pressure regulation system and the differential pressure system;
wherein the differential pressure pneumatic relay relays the control gas to the control gas relay system when a differential gas pressure reaches a predetermined value; and
a multi-way universal relay receiving the power gas for an actuator from the gas-pressure regulation system and receiving the control gas from the control gas relay system.

US Pat. No. 10,508,772

FLOW APPARATUS AND MONITORING SYSTEM RELATING THERETO

LINDE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT,...

1. A method of monitoring fluid flow comprising:(a) providing a flow apparatus (10) for a vessel (34) storing fluid under pressure, the flow apparatus (10) having a flow control valve (12) for varying the flow-rate of fluid from the vessel (34), a valve position monitor (21), an internal pressure sensor (48), and a computer (114),
(b) monitoring the position of said flow control valve (12) with said valve position monitor (21),
(c) determining the pressure (P1) within said vessel (34) with said internal pressure sensor (21), and
(d) processing data relating to the position of said flow control valve (12) and the pressure (P1) and comparing said data with reference data to determine the time to exhaustion of the fluid in said vessel (34), wherein said valve position monitor (21) comprises a plurality of discrete sensors (28a-28e) associated with a plurality of open positions (B-L) of said flow control valve (12),
wherein said plurality of discrete sensors (28a-28e) detect the presence or absence of one or more members (26) movable with said flow control valve (12) wherein said one or more members (26) transmit a property or emit a signal that can be detected by the discrete sensors (28a-e).

US Pat. No. 10,508,769

LNG TANK AND OPERATION OF THE SAME

1. A method of operating an LNG tank ship, the method comprising:providing an LNG tank ship comprising:
a membrane-type LNG tank comprising a thermal insulation wall and a membrane;
LNG and boil-off gas of the LNG contained in the membrane-type LNG tank; and
a safety valve connected to and for the membrane-type LNG tank for releasing LNG boil-off gas therefrom when vapor pressure within the membrane-type LNG tank exceeds a cut-off pressure, wherein the cut-off pressure of the safety valve for the membrane-type LNG tank is within a range between 0.7 bar (gauge pressure) and 3 bar (gauge pressure),
loading LNG to the membrane-type LNG tank of the LNG tank ship at a loading pressure;
subsequent to loading, letting vapor pressure inside the membrane-type LNG tank increase without processing boil-off gas of the LNG for controlling the vapor pressure under a target pressure; and
subsequently, unloading the LNG to an LNG-receiving tank that is located outside the LNG tank ship and is capable of receiving the LNG at the increased pressure.

US Pat. No. 10,508,764

COMPOSITE TUBE FOR REPAIRING LEAKY FLUID LINES, METHOD FOR PRODUCING SUCH A COMPOSITE TUBE AND METHOD FOR REPAIRING LEAKY FLUID LINES WITH A COMPOSITE TUBE

Cuylits Holding GmbH, Be...

1. A composite tube for repairing leaky fluid lines, consisting of a knit tubular glass fiber textile and of a film fully and sealingly surrounding this glass fiber textile, which is a seamless tube, wherein the film, on its inner side facing the surface of the glass fiber textile, has a plurality of projections of hot melt adhesive which upon melting form a coating of hotmelt adhesive to cohesively bond the film to the glass fiber textile.

US Pat. No. 10,508,757

HANGER FOR MOUNTING CABLES

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. A cable hanger, comprising:a generally flat base; and
first and second opposed arms extending in a first direction from the base: wherein hooks are positioned on free ends of the arms;
wherein the arms form a gap configured to receive and grasp a cable;
wherein each of the free ends of the arms has an arcuate cross-section taken normal to a longitudinal axis of the arm; and
wherein the base includes two openings, each of the openings including an arcuate edge, each of the openings adjacent a fixed end of a respective first or second arm.

US Pat. No. 10,508,755

FLUID DELIVERY DEVICE WITH HYDROPHOBIC SURFACE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A liquid delivery apparatus comprising:a first substrate comprising a reservoir formed in the first substrate;
a membrane disposed on a first surface of the first substrate covering a first opening of the reservoir;
a second substrate bonded to a second surface of the first substrate, wherein the second substrate comprises a reservoir seal covering a second opening of the reservoir, the reservoir seal comprising a hydrophilic surface;
a hydrophobic layer disposed on an inside surface of the membrane;
electrodes in electrical contact with the membrane; and
a drop of solution disposed on the hydrophilic surface such that an air pocket is between the drop of solution and the hydrophobic layer.

US Pat. No. 10,508,751

PILOT VALVE

NELSON IRRIGATION CORPORA...

1. A pilot valve comprising:a housing including a motor pocket;
a motor secured in the motor pocket and including a rotating output shaft;
a gear train disposed in the housing and connected to the output shaft, the gear train including a ring gear with a cam guide;
a cam member including a cam pin engaging the cam guide and a cam shaft;
a rocker coupled with the cam shaft and pivotable between a CLOSED position and an OPEN position by operation of the motor according to a position of the ring gear; and
cam stops positioned in a path of the cam shaft, the cam stops respectively defining the CLOSED and OPEN positions of the rocker,
wherein the cam stops comprise a left-side boss and a right-side boss on the rocker.

US Pat. No. 10,508,743

FLOW RATE CONTROL DEVICE AND VEHICLE

Nidec Copal Corporation, ...

1. A flow rate controlling device, provided in a pipe, controlling a flow rate of a fluid that flows through said pipe, comprising:a base, comprising an opening through which the fluid can flow;
a ring member, provided encompassing the opening, when viewed from a direction of flow of the fluid, and able to rotate around the opening;
a motor rotating the ring member;
a plurality of blade members, supported on the base and extending to the outside of the opening, in the radial direction, and able to rotate around rotary shafts that are parallel to an axis of the opening;
grooves are formed in at least one of the ring member or the blade members;
protrusions able to slide within the grooves are formed in at least one of the other of the ring member and the blade members;
a position detection system configured to detect respective positions of the individual blade members, the position detection system including:
a position detector, provided on one of the blade members, having a light-blocking portion that blocks light and a light-passing portion that passes light; and
a sensor detecting the light-blocking portion and the light-passing portion; and
a position detection sensor detecting a position of the ring member,
wherein the motor rotates the ring member to cause the protrusions to slide within the grooves to cause the plurality of blade members to rotate to open and close the opening,
wherein the position detection system comprises a positioning hole formed on a base side of the position detection system and an inserting hole for a screw for securing the position detection system, and wherein the positioning hole and the inserting hole adjust a position that is detected in the fully closed state.

US Pat. No. 10,508,742

VALVE CAGE ASSEMBLY

CIRCOR INTERNATIONAL, INC...

1. A cage assembly for a valve comprising:a hollow first member having a first end for operably connecting to a valve body and an opposed second end for receiving a hollow second member,
the second member having a third end for receiving a hollow third member, the second member including first openings formed through a sidewall;
the third member having a fourth end for operably connecting to the valve body;
wherein when assembled inside the valve body, the first member, the second member and the third member forming an aligned second opening therethrough, the second opening having a uniform cross section, for slidably receiving a valve closure element for controlling a flow of fluid through the first openings during operation of the valve; and
wherein the fourth end of the third member includes a base portion having at least two support portions extending therefrom for partially laterally surrounding the second member, the base portion includes an anti-rotation feature for engaging with a corresponding anti-rotation feature of the second member for preventing rotation of the second member relative to the third member.

US Pat. No. 10,508,731

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MANAGING PINCH LOADS ON A GEAR

General Electric Company,...

1. A planet gear comprising:a pin having a pin radius, said pin comprising a pin outer surface;
a fluid film disposed circumferentially about said pin;
an annular planet gear rim disposed circumferentially about said fluid film and said pin, said annular planet gear rim having an inner radius, a diameter, and an outer radius, said annular planet gear rim comprising an inner surface and an outer surface, said inner surface and said pin outer surface defining a clearance therebetween, wherein the clearance is greater than 0 when a radial force is applied to said planet gear, wherein said fluid film allows said annular planet gear rim to rotate around said pin and allows said annular planet gear rim to deform when the radial force is applied to said planet gear.

US Pat. No. 10,508,729

STRAIN WAVE GEARING DEVICE

Harmonic Drive Systems In...

1. A strain wave gearing device comprising:a rigid internally toothed gear;
a flexible externally toothed gear including a non-circularly flexible cylindrical body part with a diaphragm extending outward or inward in a radial direction from an end of the cylindrical body part;
a wave generator which is mounted on an inner side of the cylindrical body part of the externally toothed gear, flexes the externally toothed gear in a non-circular shape to partly mesh with the internally toothed gear, and moves meshing positions of the two gears in a circumferential direction; and
a grease temperature control mechanism for controlling a temperature of a grease portion covering an outer peripheral side portion of the wave generator, of grease filled inside the externally toothed gear;
wherein the grease temperature control mechanism includes a heater facing the outer peripheral side portion of the wave generator over an entire circumference thereof from a direction of a device central axis line, and
wherein the heater is in contact with an inner peripheral surface of the cylindrical body part of the externally toothed gear over an entire circumference of the inner peripheral surface, and the heater has a flexibility capable of flexing together with the inner peripheral surface.

US Pat. No. 10,508,726

FASTENING STRUCTURE FOR FLEXIBLE EXTERNALLY TOOTHED GEAR OF STRAIN WAVE GEARING AND SHAFT MEMBER

Harmonic Drive Systems In...

1. A fastening structure for a flexible externally toothed gear of a strain wave gearing and a shaft member, the fastening structure comprising:an annular or circular boss-side fastening surface formed on an end surface of a rigid boss in the flexible externally toothed gear;
a shaft-side fastening surface formed on an end surface of the shaft member to be fastened to fix to the boss coaxially; and
a fastener for fixedly fastening the boss and the shaft member along a direction of a center axis line in a state in which the boss-side fastening surface is in coaxial contact with the shaft-side fastening surface,
wherein one fastening surface which is either one of the boss-side fastening surface and the shaft-side fastening surface is a convex-side fastening surface defined by first and second inclined surfaces, the first and second inclined surfaces being intersected at a prescribed angle to form a ridge line on a diameter line of the one fastening surface, and the first and second inclined surfaces being symmetrical with each other with respect to a plane including the ridge line and the center axis line;
the other fastening surface of the boss-side fastening surface and the shaft-side fastening surface is a concave-side fastening surface defined by third and fourth inclined surfaces, the third and fourth inclined surfaces being intersected at a prescribed angle to form a trough line on a diameter line of the other fastening surface, and the third and fourth inclined surfaces being symmetrical with each other with respect to a flat plane including the trough line and the center axis line; and
an inclination angle of each of the first to fourth inclined surfaces with respect to an axis-orthogonal plane has a value in a range between 2° and 16°, where the axis-orthogonal plane is a plane orthogonal to the center axis line.

US Pat. No. 10,508,725

GEARED TRANSMISSION UNIT

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A geared transmission unit that transmits torque through a plurality of gears, comprising:at least one pair of pinion gears having different teeth numbers that are disposed coaxially to rotate integrally;
a carrier that rotates while supporting the pair of pinion gears in such a manner that the pinion gears are rotated and revolved;
a fixed gear that is fixed to a predetermined stationary member while being meshed with a first pinion gear of the pair of pinion gears;
a first transmission gear that is arranged on an inner circumferential side of the carrier and coaxially with the carrier while being meshed with a second pinion gear of the pair of pinion gears;
an external gear that is formed on an outer circumferential face of the carrier; and
a plurality of second transmission gears respectively meshing with the external gear.

US Pat. No. 10,508,715

MOTOR ASSEMBLY FOR DRAWWORKS SYSTEMS AND METHODS

CAMERON INTERNATIONAL COR...

1. A system, comprising:a first transmission, comprising:
a first planetary gearset;
a first drive shaft;
a first annular sleeve positioned circumferentially about the first drive shaft, wherein the first annular sleeve is configured to move axially relative to the first drive shaft and the first planetary gearset from a first axial position in which the first annular sleeve engages a first sun gear of the first planetary gearset to a second axial position in which the first annular sleeve engages a first ring gear of the first planetary gearset to adjust a gear ratio of the first transmission; and
a motor assembly comprising the first transmission and a first motor, wherein the first transmission is configured to adjust a first power output of the first motor, and the motor assembly is configured to drive rotation of a drum of a drawworks system of a mineral extraction system.

US Pat. No. 10,508,712

FRICTION TRANSMISSION BELT AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Mitsuboshi Belting Ltd., ...

1. A frictional power transmission belt comprising a compression layer having a power transmission surface, at least a part of which is capable of coming into contact with a pulley, wherein the compression layer comprises a polymer component and a polyvinyl alcohol-based resin, wherein the polyvinyl alcohol-based resin is polyvinyl alcohol-based resin particles.

US Pat. No. 10,508,711

TRANSMISSION BELT AND ASSOCIATED TRANSMISSION SYSTEM

Dayco Europe S.R.L, Chie...

1. A toothed transmission belt comprising:a body made of a first elastomeric material,
a plurality of teeth,
a plurality of cords buried in the body of the belt, and
wherein said belt has a working surface being a surface of the belt that meshes with a corresponding pulley and said working surface is at least partially covered by a covering, and has a back surface opposite the working surface,
wherein, in a side view, each of said plurality of teeth is oriented generally transverse to a neutral axis of said plurality of cords;
wherein said covering occupies at least 25% of a unitary longitudinal section; and
wherein said unitary longitudinal section is the area of a longitudinal cross-section that is parallel to the direction of the belt within a perimeter defined by uniting the plane that joins the neutral axis of said plurality of cords, the working surface, and the median transverse planes of two adjacent teeth;
wherein said covering is a non-elastomeric material comprising at least one of a plastic material, thermoplastic material, a thermosetting material, and a metal material;
wherein said covering partially covers the working surface as a plurality of caps, one each covering one of said plurality of teeth and part of the roots of said one of the plurality of teeth as a continuous layer of non-elastomeric material.

US Pat. No. 10,508,710

COOLED FLYWHEEL APPARATUS HAVING A STATIONARY COOLING MEMBER TO COOL A FLYWHEEL ANNULAR DRIVE SHAFT

BC NEW ENERGY (TIANJIN) C...

1. A cooled flywheel apparatus comprising:a flywheel having an annular drive shaft connected to a flywheel rotor, the annular drive shaft extending below the flywheel rotor such that an annulus of the annular drive shaft opens downwardly;
a stationary cooling member for directing a coolant into the annulus of the annular drive shaft; and
a first cooling fluid line in fluid communication with the cooling member;
a sump positioned below and enclosing the annulus of the annular drive shaft, the sump being configured to receive the coolant from the annulus;
a coolant pump having an inlet at the sump and an outlet in fluid communication with the first cooling fluid line for pumping the coolant into the cooling member, the pump being positioned below the sump to provide a pressure head at the pump inlet;
a second cooling fluid line fluidly connecting the outlet of the cooling pump to a cooling coil; and
a third cooling fluid line fluidly connecting the cooling coil to an inlet of a heat exchanger,
wherein the stationary cooling member is connected to an outlet of the heat exchanger by the first cooling fluid line,
wherein the entirety of each of the first cooling fluid line, the second cooling fluid line and the third cooling fluid line is provided outside of the annular drive shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,508,700

HIGH FATIGUE ARCUATE SPRING

Barnes Group Inc., Brist...

1. An arcuate spring having a longitudinal length, a plurality of spring coils and a central axis that passes through said plurality of spring coils, said spring configured and dimensioned to provide an arcuate shape, at least a portion of said spring includes an arc-shape, a S-shape, a C-shape, a wave-shape or a U-shape, said central axis along said longitudinal length of said spring is a non-straight axis while said spring is in its free state and being substantially free of internal stresses, said spring including first and second ends, said first end including an end cap that is threadedly connected to said first end, said second end including an end cap that is threadedly connected to said second end, each of said end caps including a base portion and a nose, said nose configured to be at least partially inserted into an interior of said spring coils, said base portion having a cross-section size and shape such that said base portion cannot be fully inserted into said interior of said spring coils, said nose and said base portion of said end cap having a generally circular cross-sectional shape, said nose has a non-uniform cross-sectional size along a longitudinal length of said nose, said nose having an upper nose portion and a lower nose portion, said lower nose portion positioned closer to said base portion than said upper nose portion, said lower nose portion connected to said upper nose portion, said upper nose portion having a smaller cross-sectional area than a cross-sectional area of said lower nose portion, said upper nose portion and said lower nose portion each having a longitudinal length, a majority of said longitudinal length of said upper nose portion and a majority of said longitudinal length of said lower nose portion having a constant cross-sectional shape and size, said lower nose portion engaging an inner surface of said spring coils, an upper surface of said base portion includes a threading lip including a front narrow portion and a stop at an end of said threading lip, said threading lip configured to engage said inner surface of said spring coils so that said end cap can be threaded into said spring, said stop configured to limit further threading of said end cap into said spring, said threading lip resulting in said base portion having a non-uniform thickness along a longitudinal length of said base portion, said stop lying in a plane non-parallel to said upper surface of said base portion.

US Pat. No. 10,508,696

SELECTABLE ONE-WAY CLUTCH WITH DAMPER SPRINGS

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A selectable one-way clutch, comprising:a notch plate and a pocket plate, the notch plate having a notch and the pocket plate having a pocket;
a coupling mechanism movably disposed in the pocket, the coupling mechanism effecting engagement between the notch plate and the pocket plate;
a first damper spring disposed in the pocket and exerting a first spring load to the coupling mechanism, and a second damper spring disposed in the pocket and exerting a second spring load to the coupling mechanism; and
a selector plate situated between the notch plate and the pocket plate, the selector plate including a window;
wherein, during use of the selectable one-way clutch, when the coupling mechanism is used to effect engagement between the notch plate and the pocket plate, the first and second damper springs compress and expand in response to movement of the coupling mechanism within the pocket.

US Pat. No. 10,508,689

THRUST BEARING FOR VEHICLE

OILES CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. A thrust bearing for a vehicle, comprising:an upper case that abuts against a vehicle body-side attaching portion; and
a lower case on which the upper case is provided so that the lower case is rotatable with respect to the upper case about an axial center of a piston rod used in a shock absorber of a suspension of the vehicle, wherein
the thrust bearing further comprises a hydraulic load sensor for measuring a load vertically acting on the suspension,
wherein the hydraulic load sensor includes:
an annular liquid inclusion body for receiving the load vertically acting on the suspension; and
a pressure/signal converter connected to the annular liquid inclusion body for converting the pressure of a liquid within the annular liquid inclusion body to a signal, and
the annular liquid inclusion body is arranged concentrically with respect to an axial center of the thrust bearing; and
the hydraulic load sensor is located in an annular concave portion provided in a case top surface of the upper case.

US Pat. No. 10,508,688

BEARING DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

OTICS CORPORATION, Nishi...

1. A bearing device comprising:a support having a bearing hole;
a shaft member received in the bearing hole as to be rotatably supported by the support, the shaft member having an axial end surface; and
a locking part provided on the axial end surface of the shaft member to protrude in an axial direction of the shaft member from an outer periphery of the axial end surface of the shaft member, the locking part bulging outward in a radial direction intersecting the axial direction, so that the bulging locking part is capable of being locked to a peripheral part of the bearing hole on an outer surface of the support,
wherein the axial protruding end of the locking part is disposed on the outer periphery of the axial end surface of the shaft member to be located axially higher than an inner periphery of the axial end surface of the shaft member the axial protruding end of the locking part having a horizontal geometry that is radially flat;
wherein the inner periphery of the axial end surface of the shaft member is provided with a recess having a circular cross section and a circumference defined by the locking part; and
wherein the recess has an equal depth across the inner periphery of the axial end surface of the shaft member.

US Pat. No. 10,508,685

SLIDING BEARING AND BEARING MECHANISM HAVING THE SAME

OILES CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. A bearing mechanism comprising:a tube;
a shaft insertingly fitted in said tube; and
a sliding bearing interposed between said tube and said shaft,
said sliding bearing comprising:
a bearing body; and
an elastic ring fitted on said bearing body,
said bearing body having one slit extending from one axial end face towards another axial end face, another slit extending from the other axial end face towards the one axial end face, an inner surface having a sliding surface, and an outer surface on which at least one groove receiving said elastic ring and first and second projections are respectively formed with the at least one groove disposed therebetween in an axial direction,
wherein said elastic ring at an outer peripheral surface thereof is fitted on an inner peripheral surface of said tube with an interference,
said bearing body is disposed in a hollow portion defined by the inner peripheral surface of said tube with a clearance between the outer surface thereof and the inner peripheral surface of said tube and is fitted on an outer peripheral surface of said shaft with the resiliency of said elastic ring, and
the first and the second projections being in contact with the inner peripheral surface of said tube.

US Pat. No. 10,508,680

CONNECTING STRUCTURE OF END PIECE AND OUTER CABLE IN BOWDEN CABLE AND METHOD FOR CONNECTING THE SAME

Yamato Industrial Co., Lt...

1. A method for connecting an end piece and an outer cable in a Bowden cable comprising:a flexible inner wire;
a flexible outer cable that has the inner wire inserted therethrough and that guides sliding movement thereof, the outer cable comprising a liner that is made of a synthetic resin and directly guides sliding of the inner wire, a hollow shield that houses and retains the liner, and an outer skin that is made of a synthetic resin and covers an outer periphery of the shield, wherein the shield is formed from a hollow strand that is formed by twisting a plurality of metal individual wires arranged so as to be in intimate contact with each other around the liner, the outer skin is removed to expose an end part of this hollow strand, the end part of this hollow strand is increased in diameter to form a first flare part in which the metal individual wires of the shield are separated, an end part of the liner is also increased in diameter to form a second flare part that is adjacent to the first flare part and
an end piece that is connected to one end portion of the outer cable and has the inner wire inserted therethrough, the end piece comprising a mounting part for fixing and supporting the end piece on a support member, and a bent pipe part for covering and surrounding an outer periphery of said one end portion of the outer cable in a state in which the outer cable is curved;
said method comprising a step of forming the mounting part and the bent pipe part as a unit by injection molding, the end piece being injection molded so as to envelop said first and second flare parts, wherein a synthetic resin as a material of this end piece is made to enter between the metal individual wires of the shield;
wherein a cavity having at least a mounting part-molding cavity part and a bent pipe part-molding cavity part for molding the mounting part and the bent pipe part respectively are formed between a plurality of molding elements dividedly forming a molding device used in said injection molding,
wherein said injection molding is carried out so that the synthetic resin in a molten state is injected into the cavity in a state in which said one end portion of the outer cable is fitted into at least the bent pipe part-molding cavity part of the cavity, and a shape-retaining core material having flexibility is inserted into the liner of the outer cable,
and wherein a base end of the shape-retaining core material is joined to at least some of the molding elements, and the shape-retaining core material is inserted into the liner of the outer cable prior to said injection molding from an extremity side of the shape-retaining core material.

US Pat. No. 10,508,672

JOINT WITH CURVED TENON

1. A joint for furniture, comprising:a furniture surface, the furniture surface having a first hole that extends through a top of the furniture surface and out the furniture surface, and having a second hole with an opening in the furniture surface;
a leg fitted to the furniture surface, the leg including a hole; and,
a curved tenon piece, the curved tenon piece curving more than 90 degrees, wherein the curved tenon piece includes a head and wherein the curved tenon is shaped to enter the first hole through the top of the furniture surface, to exit the first hole, to extend through the hole in the leg and to enter into the second hole so that the head is flush with the top of the furniture surface.

US Pat. No. 10,508,665

CYLINDER DEVICE

KOSMEK LTD., Hyogo (JP)

5. A cylinder device comprising:a piston (10) inserted into a housing (1);
a guide hole (17) provided in the piston (10) so as to open downward;
a holding rod (18) provided to protrude upward from a lower wall (4a) of the housing (1) so that the holding rod (18) is held in the guide hole (17);
an electric or electronic switch (20) fixed to a middle-lower portion of a rod hole (19), which is provided in the holding rod (18) so as to extend in an up-down direction, the switch (20) including an operated component (20b) inserted into the rod hole (19) so as to be biased upward and so as to be movable in the up-down direction;
a detection rod (21) inserted ascendably and descendably into a middle-upper portion of the rod hole (19), the detection rod (21) provided to detect a position of the piston (10);
a spring (60) attached to an upper portion of the rod hole (19) and configured to bias the detection rod (21) downward against a force biasing the operated component (20b) upward;
a support hole (22) provided radially in the holding rod (18);
an engagement ball (30) inserted into the support hole (22) so as to be movable;
a cam surface (32) configured to be in contact with the engagement ball (30), the cam surface (32) provided at an outer periphery of the detection rod (21) so that a distance between the cam surface (32) and an axis of the detection rod (21) increases upward; and
a pushing portion (35) configured to be in contact with the engagement ball (30), the pushing portion (35) provided inside the guide hole (17) so that a distance between the pushing portion (35) and the axis decreases upward, wherein
the position of the piston (10) is detected by electrically or electronically detecting movement of the detection rod (21) by the switch (20); and
wherein the operated component (20b) is hermetically inserted into the rod hole (19) so as to be biased upward and so as to be movable in the up-down direction.

US Pat. No. 10,508,663

HYDRAULIC CIRCUIT FOR CONTROLLING A MOVABLE COMPONENT

National Oilwell Varco, L...

1. A hydraulic circuit for controlling a movable component using one or more of a plurality of fluid supplies, comprising:a plurality of check valves, each one of the plurality of check valves fluidly coupled to a corresponding one of the plurality of fluid supplies and oriented to prevent fluid backflow toward the corresponding fluid supply;
a first flowline in fluid communication between the plurality of fluid supplies downstream of the corresponding one of the plurality of check valves;
a function port fluidly coupled to the movable component;
a venting port;
a valve fluidly coupled between the function port and the venting port, the valve having a first position wherein the valve prevents flow between the function port and the venting port, and a second position wherein the valve allows flow between the function port and the venting port;
a pressure path between at least one of the plurality of fluid supplies and the valve; and
a second flowline fluidly coupling the valve and the first flowline,
wherein the valve is normally in the second position upon removing pressure in the pressure path, and
wherein the valve is shifted to the first position upon supplying pressure in the pressure path.

US Pat. No. 10,508,662

PROPELLER FAN

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A propeller fan comprising:a boss provided on a rotation axis; and
a blade provided at an outer circumferential portion of the boss, the blade including a leading edge and a trailing edge,
wherein the blade has
a first area,
a second area located inward of the first area, and
third areas located outward of the second area, the third areas being located inward and outward of the first area, with the first area interposed between the third areas,
wherein each of the first area, the second area and the third areas includes at least one notch formed in the trailing edge, and
wherein the relationship “P1>P2>P3” is satisfied, where P1 is a width of the at least one notch in the first area, P2 is a width of the at least one notch in the second area, and P3 is a width of the at least one notch in each of the third areas.

US Pat. No. 10,508,660

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR POSITIONING A VARIABLE VANE

Rolls-Royce Corporation, ...

1. A variable vane positioning apparatus for controlling the position of a variable vane of a stator in a compressor of a turbine engine, comprising:a unison ring, wherein the vane is coupled with the unison ring via a vane arm;
a torque tube;
a cam having one end secured to a torque tube and a terminal end opposite the one end;
a cam follower secured to the unison ring, the cam follower having a face with a non-circular profile in contact with the terminal end of the cam;
wherein rotation of the torque tube causes movement of the cam, and movement of the cam moves the cam follower, thereby moving the unison ring and the variable vane coupled thereto.

US Pat. No. 10,508,650

COOLANT PUMP FOR AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

PIERBURG GMBH, Neuss (DE...

1. A coolant pump for an internal combustion engine, the coolant pump comprising:a delivery duct;a drive shaft;a coolant pump impeller arranged on the drive shaft so as to rotate jointly therewith, the coolant pump impeller being configured to covey a coolant into the delivery duct which surrounds the coolant pump impeller;
a control slide which is configured to be adjustable so as to control a throughflow cross-section of an annular gap arranged between an outlet of the coolant pump impeller and the delivery duct, the control slide comprising a first pressure chamber;a side channel pump comprising a side channel pump impeller arranged on the drive shaft so as to rotate jointly therewith, and a side channel which is configured so that a pressure can be generated by a rotation of the side channel pump impeller, the side channel comprising an outlet;a pressure duct comprising a throughflow cross-section, the pressure duct being configured to fluidically connect the outlet of the side channel to the first pressure chamber of the control slide;
a valve configured to open and to close the throughflow cross-section of the pressure duct; anda first housing part configured to have the side channel be formed therein and to have the control slide be slidingly guided thereon,wherein,
the coolant pump impeller is integrally formed with the side channel pump impeller.

US Pat. No. 10,508,646

MANUAL DUAL-DIRECTIONAL INFLATING DEVICE

1. An inflating device comprising:a body having
a first chamber defined in the body;
a foot step mounted on a bottom end of the body;
a top cap mounted on a top end of the body;
a first inlet defined in the top cap and communicating with the first chamber;
a first check valve mounted in the body and disposed between the first chamber and the first inlet;
a second inlet defined in the body and communicating with the first chamber; and
a second check valve mounted in the body and disposed between the first chamber and the second inlet;
a large cylinder mounted moveably in the first chamber of the body and having
a top end extending out of the top cap;
a second chamber defined in the large cylinder;
an upper input gap defined between an outer surface of a bottom end of the large cylinder and an inner surface of the first chamber;
an inner bottom base mounted on the bottom end of the large cylinder and having
a third inlet defined in the inner bottom base and communicating with the second chamber; and
a third check valve mounted in the third inlet;
a bottom base connected with the large cylinder, located below the inner bottom base, and having
an outer surface spaced from the inner surface of the first chamber to define a lower input gap between the outer surface of the bottom base and the inner surface of the first chamber;
an input passage defined between the inner bottom base and the bottom base and communicating with the third inlet;
a first annular holding recess defined around and communicating with the input passage; and
a first O-ring mounted moveably in the first annular holding recess;
a small cylinder mounted moveably in the second chamber of the large cylinder and having
a top end extending out of the top end of the large cylinder;
a third chamber defined in the small cylinder; and
a piston base being hollow, mounted on a bottom end of the small cylinder, and having
a bottom cover;
a second annular holding recess defined around the piston base;
a second O-ring mounted in the second annular holding recess;
a fourth inlet defined in the bottom cover and communicating with the second chamber and the third chamber; and
a fourth check valve mounted in the fourth inlet;
a handle mounted on the top end of the small cylinder and having an outlet defined in the handle and communicating with the third chamber of the small cylinder; and
a switching mechanism mounted on the top end of the large cylinder.

US Pat. No. 10,508,636

EXHAUST HEAT RECOVERY SYSTEM

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. An exhaust heat recovery system comprising:an exhaust heat recovery unit that is disposed in an exhaust pipe through which exhaust from an engine flows, the exhaust heat recovery unit recovering heat of the exhaust;
a distribution flow path that is equipped with an upstream flow path through which engine coolant flows from the exhaust heat recovery unit to the engine and a downstream flow path through which the engine coolant flows from the engine to the exhaust heat recovery unit, the distribution flow path allowing the engine coolant to circulate between the exhaust heat recovery unit and the engine;
a bypass flow path that communicates the upstream flow path to the downstream flow path in the distribution flow path and forms a short flow path by which the engine coolant that has exited the exhaust heat recovery unit returns to the exhaust heat recovery unit by way of a shorter flow path length than in a case where the engine coolant that has exited the exhaust heat recovery unit returns to the exhaust heat recovery unit via the engine;
a valve that is disposed in the distribution flow path and adjusts an amount of the engine coolant flowing to the bypass flow path; and
a pump that is disposed in the short flow path apart from the bypass flow path.

US Pat. No. 10,508,635

PIEZO INJECTOR

CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GM...

1. A piezo injector of an internal combustion engine, the piezo injector comprising:an actuator chamber,
a piezo actuator arranged in the actuator chamber,
a control piston bore,
a control piston arranged in the control piston bore, the control piston having a face side and a perimeter in sliding contact with walls of the control piston bore,
a first control chamber delimited by the walls of the control piston bore having straight sides and the face side of the control piston, the first control chamber disposed between the face side of the control piston and the actuator chamber,
a rigid leakage pin sliding within an intermediate plate arranged between the piezo actuator and the face side of the control piston to transmit an increase in length of the piezo actuator to the control piston through direct physical contact with both the piezo actuator and the control piston,
a nozzle needle guided in a high-pressure region of the piezo injector by a nozzle needle sleeve,
a second control chamber formed within the nozzle needle sleeve and delimited by a face side of the nozzle needle,
a connection for fluid communication between the first control chamber and the second control chamber, and
a hydraulic throttle disposed in the connection for fluid communication,
wherein the control piston, the first control chamber, the second control chamber, and the connection are physically interrelated such that a movement of the control piston toward the nozzle needle increases a volume of the first control chamber to thereby reduce a fluid pressure in both the first control chamber and the second control chamber to thereby reduce a pressure exerted on the face side of the nozzle needle.

US Pat. No. 10,508,632

ENGINE RAIL PRESSURE SYSTEM

1. A method of increasing oil pressure within an oil rail of an engine comprising the steps of:a) providing an engine comprising a pump, a plurality of fuel injectors, and an oil rail, the oil rail comprising i) an oil rail front end, ii) a front plug located adjacent to the oil rail front end and having a front plug front end and a front plug rear end, iii) an oil rail rear end; iv) a rear plug adjacent to the oil rail rear end and having a rear plug front end and a rear plug rear end; v) an oil rail length extending from the oil rail front end to the oil rail rear end; vi) one or more oil rail entrance ports located between the front plug rear end and the rear plug front end; and vii) one or more oil rail exit ports located between the front plug rear end and the rear plug front end, the pump configured to pump oil through the one or more oil rail entrance ports into the oil rail;
b) providing a rod comprising a rod front end, a rod rear end, and a rod length extending from the rod front end to the rod rear end;
c) removing the front plug from the oil rail;
d) inserting the rod through the oil rail front end and into the oil rail so that the rod is located forwardly relative to the front end of the rear plug and the rod length is parallel to the oil rail length; and
e) while the rod is located in the oil rail, attaching the same or a different front plug to the oil rail so that, after step e), the rear end of the front plug is located forwardly relative to the rod, wherein, during said attaching of said same or said different front plug to said oil rail, said same or said different front plug is not attached to said rod.

US Pat. No. 10,508,618

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR VEHICLE FUEL SYSTEM AND EVAPORATIVE EMISSIONS SYSTEM DIAGNOSTICS

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A method comprising:conducting a test for undesired evaporative emissions stemming from a fuel system of a vehicle via in a first operating mode, evacuating the fuel system to a variable vacuum level through an entirety of a fuel vapor canister configured to capture and store fuel vapors; and
in a second operating mode, evacuating the fuel system to the variable vacuum level through a portion of the fuel vapor canister.

US Pat. No. 10,508,616

OIL FLOW CONTROL FOR AN ENGINE BY DEFLECTION

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. An engine comprising:a cylinder block defining a portion of an oil conduit intersecting a lower surface of the block;
a ladderframe having an upper surface intersecting another portion of the oil conduit and a deflector adjacent to the another portion of the oil conduit;
a metal-to-metal seal positioned between the upper surface of the ladderframe and the lower surface of the block to circumferentially surround the oil conduit; and
a gasket seal positioned between the upper and lower surfaces to be outboard and spaced apart from the oil conduit;
wherein the deflector is positioned between the metal-to-metal seal and the gasket seal.

US Pat. No. 10,508,612

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR OPERATING FUEL SYSTEM RESPONSIVE TO INFERRED FUEL TEMPERATURE

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A method for an engine, comprising:adjusting operation of a low-pressure fuel pump based on a fuel temperature indicated from a rate of change in a pressure of a fuel passage between the low-pressure fuel pump and a high-pressure fuel pump during a first condition, including when the low pressure fuel pump is switched off.

US Pat. No. 10,508,578

ENGINE SYSTEM

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. An engine system comprising:an engine including a plurality of combustion chambers generating driving torque by combustion of fuel;
an intake manifold distributing intake air supplied from an intake line to the plurality of combustion chambers;
a throttle valve installed at an upstream side of the intake manifold to adjust an amount of air supplied to the intake manifold;
an exhaust gas purification apparatus installed at an exhaust line in which exhaust gas exhausted from the combustion chambers flows;
a turbocharger including:
a turbine disposed at the exhaust line at an upstream side of the exhaust gas purification apparatus, the turbine rotating by the exhaust gas; and
a compressor disposed at an intake line and rotating together with the turbine;
an exhaust gas recirculation apparatus including an EGR line branched from the exhaust line between the exhaust gas purification apparatus and the turbine, the EGR line joining the intake line at an upstream side of the compressor and an EGR valve installed at the EGR line;
a bypass line branched from the EGR line and joined to the intake manifold at a downstream side of the throttle valve; and
a bypass valve disposed at the bypass line; and
an electronic control unit (ECU) configured to operate the throttle valve and the bypass valve,
wherein, in a fuel-cut condition, the throttle valve is closed while the bypass valve is opened by the ECU so that the exhaust gas flows from the upstream side of the exhaust gas purification apparatus to the intake manifold.

US Pat. No. 10,508,573

BAFFLE ASSEMBLY FOR A DUCT

Caterpillar Inc., Peoria...

1. A noise attenuation baffle assembly configured to be positioned inside a duct, the baffle assembly comprising:a plurality of baffles, wherein each baffle in the plurality of baffles is arranged in a spaced apart relation to one another, and each of the baffle including a first side and a second side;
a first bracket coupled to the first side of each baffle of the plurality of baffles;
a second bracket coupled to the second side of each baffle of the plurality of baffles, the first bracket and the second bracket being configured to be coupled to the duct;
a third bracket coupled to the first side of each baffle of the plurality of baffles; and
a fourth bracket coupled to the second side of each baffle of the plurality of baffles:
wherein a length of the first bracket and the second bracket is greater than a length of the third bracket and the fourth bracket respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,508,566

INNER FIXED STRUCTURE LEADING EDGE LATCH

Rohr, Inc., Chula Vista,...

1. A gas turbine engine, comprising:an inner fixed structure (IFS) having a leading edge;
an intermediate case (IMC) having a bulkhead;
a fan case;
a guide vane;
a flexible cable; and
a latch assembly located between the leading edge of the IFS and the IMC, the latch assembly comprising:
a latch mount coupled to the bulkhead of the IMC;
a pin housing coupled to the latch mount;
a pin disposed within the pin housing;
a handle;
a receiver, and
a balking tab attached to a fan cowl of the gas turbine engine,
wherein the pin and the receiver are configured to allow the pin to translate within the receiver and the pin housing in response to deflections between the IFS and the bulkhead of the IMC when the latch assembly is in a latched position,
wherein the latch assembly is configured to be in the latched position when the pin is located within the receiver,
wherein the receiver and the pin comprise a waiting-fail-safe load path when in the latched position,
wherein the handle is coupled to the fan case of the gas turbine engine and to the pin via the flexible cable,
wherein the flexible cable is routed through the guide vane of the gas turbine engine, the guide vane being located between the IMC and the fan case, and
wherein the balking tab is configured to contact the handle when the latch assembly is in an open position and prevent the fan cowl from closing, and wherein the balking tab is configured to be clear of the handle when the latch assembly is in the latched position.

US Pat. No. 10,508,564

BEARING HOUSING AND AN EXHAUST GAS TURBOCHARGER WITH SUCH A HOUSING

1. A bearing housing for an exhaust gas turbocharger, comprising:a bearing housing cover arranged on a bearing housing wall;
the bearing housing cover including a penetrating rotation-symmetrical sealing recess with a centre axis;
a sealing bush arranged in at least one region of the sealing recess;
the sealing bush including a penetrating shaft recess disposed rotation-symmetrical relative to the centre axis, the shaft recess configured to receive a shaft;
the bearing housing cover having a locating surface facing the bearing housing wall and radially extending from the centre axis, the locating surface arranged opposite a stop surface of the sealing bush;
the bearing housing cover further including an at least partly circulating groove disposed on the locating surface radially spaced from the centre axis;
wherein the groove includes a drainage region arranged below the centre axis and extending from the centre axis radially to an outside such that the groove is one of egg shaped and tapers downwards to a point, the drainage region configured to allow lubricating oil accumulated in the groove to drain.

US Pat. No. 10,508,559

MONOBLOC PREFORM AND BLADE FOR TURBO MACHINE

SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES, ...

1. A fiber preform for a turbine engine blade or vane, the preform obtained by single-piece three-dimensional weaving, comprising:a first longitudinal segment suitable for forming a root;
a second longitudinal segment extending the first longitudinal segment and suitable for forming an airfoil portion;
a first transverse segment extending transversely from a junction between the first and second longitudinal segments and suitable for forming a first platform; and
a second transverse segment extending transversely from the junction between the first and second longitudinal segments extending the first transverse segment and going away therefrom, suitable for forming a second platform;
wherein the first transverse segment is formed by at least a portion of a free tail, said free tail and said second longitudinal segment being woven jointly in non-interlinked manner, said non-interlinking beginning at the junction between the first and second longitudinal segments; and
wherein the second transverse segment and said first longitudinal segment are woven jointly in non-interlinked manner, said non-interlinking terminating at the junction between the first and second longitudinal segments.

US Pat. No. 10,508,557

GAS TURBINE

Doosan Heavy Industries C...

1. A gas turbine comprising:a turbine disk including
a turbine disk body,
dovetail grooves formed in a circumferential surface of the turbine disk body,
protrusions provided on perimeters of front and rear surfaces of the turbine disk body, and
a first insert slot formed in the rear surface of the turbine disk body in a circumferential direction;
a first retainer unit having openings at positions corresponding to the respective protrusions provided on the front surface of the turbine disk to fix a plurality of turbine blades to the turbine disk, the plurality of turbine blades disposed in the respective dovetail grooves of the turbine disk body and each having a second insert slot in a surface of the turbine blade that faces the first insert slot;
a second retainer unit having a first end thereof disposed in the first insert slot and a second end thereof disposed in the second insert slot to fix the plurality of turbine blades to the turbine disk at the rear surface of the turbine disk; and
a plurality of fixing members provided to fix the first and second retainer units,
wherein the second retainer unit comprises a plurality of second unit retainers disposed in a circumferential direction along a concentric circle centered on the center of the turbine disk, and each of the second unit retainers comprises:
a second retainer body having a plate shape; and
fitting depressions formed in left and right sides of the second retainer body at positions facing away from each other and fitted over the corresponding respective protrusions provided on the rear surface of the turbine disk.

US Pat. No. 10,508,555

DOUBLE WALL TURBINE GAS TURBINE ENGINE BLADE COOLING CONFIGURATION

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

1. An airfoil comprising:pressure and suction side walls extending in a chord-wise direction between leading and
trailing edges, the pressure and suction side walls extending in a radial direction to provide an exterior airfoil surface, a core cooling passage is arranged between the pressure and suction walls in a thickness direction and extends radially toward a tip, a skin passage is arranged in one of the pressure and suction side walls to form a hot side wall and a cold side wall, the hot side wall defines a portion of the exterior airfoil surface, and the cold side wall defines a portion of the core passage, the core passage and the skin passage are configured to have a same direction of fluid flow, and a resupply hole cluster in the cold side wall including first and second resupply holes that each fluidly interconnect the core and skin passages, the first and second resupply holes intersect one another and terminate in an exit at the skin passage.

US Pat. No. 10,508,553

COMPONENTS HAVING SEPARABLE OUTER WALL PLUGS FOR MODULATED FILM COOLING

General Electric Company,...

1. A component comprising:an outer wall comprising an exterior surface and an opposite interior surface, said outer wall formed from a component material;
at least one internal void defined adjacent said interior surface and configured to receive a cooling fluid therein;
a plurality of openings defined in and extending through said outer wall such that said outer wall defines an edge of each of said plurality of openings; and
a plurality of separable plugs formed from said component material, each plug of said plurality of separable plugs positioned in a corresponding opening of said plurality of openings, each of said separable plugs sized to fit within said corresponding opening such that a clearance gap is defined between said separable plug and said edge of said corresponding opening, each of said separable plugs coupled to said outer wall by at least one tab that extends across said clearance gap from said each separable plug to said edge of said corresponding opening, said at least one tab formed from said component material.

US Pat. No. 10,508,552

INTERNALLY COOLED AIRFOIL

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

1. An airfoil, comprising:a tip flag cavity comprising a forward pedestal and a first spear pedestal disposed aft of the forward pedestal;
a forward internal cavity configured to provide cooling fluid to the tip flag cavity;
a trailing edge discharge cavity separated from the tip flag cavity and comprising,
a first row of pedestals comprising a first racetrack pedestal,
a second row of pedestals aft of the first row of pedestals, the second row of pedestals comprising a second racetrack pedestal,
a third row of pedestals aft of and spaced apart from the second row of pedestals in an aft direction, the third row of pedestals comprising a circular pedestal, and
a fourth row of pedestals aft of the third row of pedestals, the fourth row of pedestals comprising a second spear pedestal; and
a trailing edge cavity aft of the forward internal cavity and configured to provide the cooling fluid to the trailing edge discharge cavity
wherein the first spear pedestal and the second spear pedestal each comprise a forward circular portion and an aft circular portion connected by an aft parallel portion and non-parallel surfaces, the forward circular portion comprising a greater diameter than the aft circular portion, and
wherein the first racetrack pedestal and the second racetrack pedestal each comprise two parallel surfaces joined on either end by a half circular end.

US Pat. No. 10,508,548

TURBINE ENGINE WITH A PLATFORM COOLING CIRCUIT

General Electric Company,...

1. An airfoil assembly for a turbine engine comprising:a platform having first and second opposing surfaces;
an airfoil extending from the first surface;
a base extending from the second surface;
an airfoil cooling circuit passing through the base, platform and into an interior of the airfoil; and
a platform cooling circuit comprising first and second branches supplied by a common feed tube, with a flow divider comprising an apex confronting the feed tube and dividing fluid from the feed tube between the first and second branches.

US Pat. No. 10,508,546

TURBOMACHINE WITH ALTERNATINGLY SPACED TURBINE ROTOR BLADES

General Electric Company,...

1. A turbomachine defining a radial direction and an axial direction, the turbomachine comprising:a spool; and
a turbine section comprising a turbine, the turbine having a plurality of turbine rotor blades spaced along the axial direction, each turbine rotor blade extending generally along the radial direction between a radial inner end and a radial outer end, the plurality of turbine rotor blades comprising
a first turbine rotor blade, wherein the first turbine rotor blade is coupled to the spool at the inner end of the first turbine rotor blade through a first support member assembly;
a second turbine rotor blade spaced from the first turbine rotor blade along the axial direction, the radial outer end of the first turbine rotor blade coupled to the radial outer end of the second turbine rotor blade; and
a third turbine rotor blade spaced from the second turbine rotor blade along the axial direction, the radial inner end of the second turbine rotor blade coupled to the radial inner end of the third turbine rotor blade.

US Pat. No. 10,508,537

ADAPTIVE EQUALISATION

E.V. OFFSHORE LIMITED, N...

1. A method of adaptive equalisation comprising the steps of:receiving a first signal via a channel in which the received first signal differs from a transmitted first signal due to channel distortion and/or noise, the transmitted first signal comprising a sequence of first symbols encoded by first inphase and quadrature components;repeating the steps offiltering a portion of the received first signal using a first filter having a plurality of first filter coefficients to obtain filtered first inphase and quadrature components of the received first signal;
determining the first inphase and quadrature components of the transmitted first signal;
determining a first error signal in dependence upon a first difference between the first inphase and quadrature components of the transmitted first signal and the filtered first inphase and quadrature components of the received first signal;
updating the first filter coefficients to reduce said determined first error signal to create a reduced first error signal; and
locking said first filter coefficients when the reduced first error signal is less than a predetermined threshold;
and the method further comprises
receiving a second signal via the channel in which the received second signal differs from a transmitted second signal due to the channel distortion and/or noise, the transmitted second signal comprising a sequence of second symbols encoded by second inphase and quadrature components;
continually repeating the steps of
filtering a portion of the received second signal using said first filter with said locked first filter coefficients to obtain a first filtered received second signal;
filtering the first filtered received second signal using a second filter having a plurality of second filter coefficients to obtain filtered second inphase and quadrature components of the received second signal;
determining the second inphase and quadrature components of the transmitted second signal;
determining a second error signal in dependence upon a second difference between the second inphase and quadrature components of the transmitted second signal and the filtered second inphase and quadrature components of the received second signal;
updating the second filter coefficients to reduce the determined second error signal to create a reduced second error signal; and
wherein a number of bits encoded by the first symbols of the transmitted first signal in an initial modulation mode is fewer than a number of bits encoded by the second symbols of the transmitted second signal in a subsequent modulation mode.

US Pat. No. 10,508,535

METHOD FOR STEERING A WELL PATH PERPENDICULAR TO VERTICAL FRACTURES FOR ENHANCED PRODUCTION EFFICIENCY

SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY C...

1. A method for drilling a wellbore, comprising:drilling a well along a path substantially along a bedding direction of a selected subsurface formation having at least one substantially vertical fracture therein;
determining a geometric parameter of the at least one substantially vertical fracture based on electromagnetic signals received in an instrument in the wellbore, wherein determining the parameter comprises:
estimating the parameter of the at least one substantially vertical fracture;
determining an expected response of an instrument using an initial model of the formation including the fracture having the estimated parameter;
measuring a measured response of the instrument using the electromagnetic signals; and
adjusting the parameter, another geometric parameter of the at least one substantially vertical fracture, or both, based on a comparison of the expected response and the measured response;
adjusting a direction of the path based on the determined at least one parameter;
determining an existence of a plurality of fractures in a selected inversion measured depth window;
determining an average of directions of the determined existing fractures with respect to the well path direction; and
adjusting the path of the wellbore so that the path is substantially perpendicular to the average of directions.

US Pat. No. 10,508,529

REVERSE EMULSIONS FOR CAVITY CONTROL

The Mosaic Company, Plym...

1. An injection fluid for forming an oil pad that occupies a cavern roof in solution mining, comprising:a reverse emulsion comprising consisting essentially of an emulsifier, a brine solution, and oil, wherein the injection fluid is configured to form an oil pad that occupies a cavern roof in solution mining.

US Pat. No. 10,508,528

MULTI-WELL SOLUTION MINING EXPLOITATION OF AN EVAPORITE MINERAL STRATUM

Solvay SA, Brussels (BE)...

1. In an underground formation comprising an evaporite mineral stratum comprising trona, wegscheiderite, or combinations thereof, a method for solution mining an evaporite mineral from at least one cavity having a mineral free face, said method comprising:a) providing a set of at least three wells in fluid communication with the at least one cavity, said set comprising a first subset of wells being operated in injection mode and a second subset of separate wells operated in production mode;
b) injecting a solvent into the at least one cavity through the first subset operated in injection mode for the solvent to contact the mineral free face as the solvent flows through the at least one cavity and to dissolve in situ at least a portion of the mineral from the free face into the solvent to form a brine;
c) extracting at least a portion of said brine to the ground surface through the second subset of wells operated in production mode;
d) switching the operation mode of at least one well from the set after a period of time based in response to measurement of at least one parameter selected from the group consisting of: brine temperature, brine pH, brine outflow rate from each well operated in production mode, insolubles content, brine concentration of mineral ore, content in sodium chloride, sodium sulfate, or organics, and any combinations thereof; and
(e) repeating the steps (a) to (d).

US Pat. No. 10,508,524

RADIO FREQUENCY ANTENNA ASSEMBLY FOR HYDROCARBON RESOURCE RECOVERY INCLUDING ADJUSTABLE SHORTING PLUG AND RELATED METHODS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. A method of adjusting a balun for a radio frequency (RF) antenna assembly positioned within a wellbore in a subterranean formation for hydrocarbon resource recovery, the RF antenna assembly comprising an RF transmission line and an antenna coupled thereto, the method comprising:slidably moving an adjustable shorting plug within a space between a tubular balun housing surrounding the RF transmission line coupled to the antenna, the adjustable shorting plug contacting the tubular balun housing and the RF transmission line at an adjustable shorting position.

US Pat. No. 10,508,518

CONNECTION SYSTEM FOR SUBSEA FLOW INTERFACE EQUIPMENT

OneSubsea IP UK Limited, ...

1. A subsea assembly for control of fluid flow from and to a subsea manifold having an outlet and an inlet, the assembly comprising:a frame configured to engage the subsea manifold, the frame configured to support a flow interface device having an inlet, an outlet, and a flow passage therebetween;
the flow interface device supported by the frame;
a first flow hub mounted on the frame;
a second flow hub mounted on the frame;
a first flexible conduit connected between the outlet and the first flow hub; and
a second flexible conduit connected between the inlet and the second flow hub;
wherein the inlet and the outlet of the flow interface device are connectable to the first and second flow hubs to allow fluid to flow between the manifold outlet, the first flexible conduit, the first flow hub, the flow passage of the flow interface device, the second flow hub, the second flexible conduit, and the manifold inlet.

US Pat. No. 10,508,516

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR INSPECTING AND CLEANING SUBSEA FLEX JOINTS

BP Corporation North Amer...

1. A remotely operated device for cleaning a subsea flexible pipe joint including a body, a riser extension extending from the body, and a flex element extending between the body and the riser extension, the remotely operated device comprising:a support assembly including a first inner capture cavity and a first access opening, wherein the first inner capture cavity is configured to receive the riser extension through the first access opening;
a tool positioning assembly including a rotating member configured to rotate the tool positioning assembly about a central axis relative to the support assembly, wherein the tool positioning assembly is rotatably coupled to the support assembly with a roller assembly axially positioned between the rotating member and the support assembly;
wherein the rotating member includes a second inner capture cavity and a second access opening, wherein the second inner capture cavity is configured to receive the riser extension through the second access opening;
a cleaning assembly coupled to the rotating member of the tool positioning assembly, wherein the cleaning assembly includes a cleaning device axially moveable relative to the rotating member, wherein the cleaning device is configured to extend axially into an annular recess positioned between the flex element and the riser extension to clean the flex element axially spaced from the cleaning device when the cleaning device is disposed at a given position along the riser extension; and
a clamping assembly coupled to the support assembly, wherein the clamping assembly has an open position disengaged from the riser extension and a closed position engaging the riser extension;
a first buoyancy control member coupled to the support assembly and a second buoyancy control member coupled to the support assembly, wherein the first buoyancy control member is horizontally spaced apart from the second buoyancy control member with the first inner capture cavity disposed between and radially aligned with the first buoyancy control member and the second buoyancy control member with respect to the central axis, wherein a buoyancy of the first buoyancy control member and a buoyancy of the second buoyancy control member are independently adjustable and configured to maintain the remotely operated device in a horizontal orientation.

US Pat. No. 10,508,514

ARTIFICIAL LIFT METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HORIZONTAL WELL

GEODYNAMICS, INC., Mills...

1. An artificial lifting system for bringing a formation fluid from a horizontal well to the surface, the system comprising:an outer production tubing that extends into the well, from a head of the well to a lateral portion of the well;
a hybrid valve attached to a distal end of the outer production tubing; and
an extraction support mechanism extending in a bore of the outer production tubing,
wherein the hybrid valve has two orientations, a first orientation for which the hybrid valve acts as a one-way valve, and a second orientation for which the hybrid valve acts as a conduit, and
wherein the extraction support mechanism is an inner production tube that does not contact the hybrid valve.

US Pat. No. 10,508,503

CUTTING ELEMENTS, EARTH-BORING TOOLS INCLUDING THE CUTTING ELEMENTS, AND METHODS OF FORMING THE EARTH-BORING TOOLS

Baker Hughes, a GE compan...

1. A cutting element, comprising:a three-dimensional, laterally elongate supporting substrate exhibiting at least one vent flat in a sidewall thereof, a lateral cross-sectional shape of the three-dimensional, laterally elongate supporting substrate comprising:
opposing semicircular regions separated from one another by a distance less than or equal to a radius of each of the opposing semicircular regions;
a rectangular region intervening between the opposing semicircular regions; and
a cutting table of a polycrystalline hard material attached to the supporting substrate and comprising a non-planar cutting face.

US Pat. No. 10,508,499

REAMER

SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY C...

1. A reaming tool for enlarging an underground borehole, comprising:a plurality of cutter assemblies distributed azimuthally around a longitudinal axis of the tool;
wherein each cutter assembly includes a supporting structure bearing a sequence of cutters with leading surfaces facing in a direction of rotation of the tool,
the sequence of cutters extends axially along the tool from an axial end of the tool with the cutters positioned at radial distances from the tool axis which progressively increase as the sequence extends away from the axial end of the tool, the radially outer edges of the cutters and the supporting structure defining a cutting outline; and
wherein at least one trailing cutter assembly includes guiding structure which is positioned on an outer surface of the at least one trailing cutter assembly and which is circumferentially ahead of the leading faces of one or more cutters of the sequence of the at least one trailing cutter assembly, and which is configured such that an outline of the guiding structure on the at least one trailing cutter assembly is shaped and dimensioned to be a replica of at least part of an axially aligned portion of the cutting outline of the cutter assembly that rotationally precedes the at least one trailing cutter assembly, such that the guiding structure on the at least one trailing cutter assembly does not project radially beyond the at least part of the axially aligned portion of the cutting outline of the at least one preceding cutter assembly, while the cutters following the guiding structure on the at least one trailing cutter assembly project radially beyond the at least part of the axially aligned portion of the cutting outline of the preceding cutter assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,508,494

MANIPULATOR FOR A MAST AND SUBSTRUCTURE RAISING CYLINDER

Schlumberger Technology C...

1. An actuator assembly for a drilling rig, comprising:a cradle actuator coupled to a substructure of a rig;
an actuator bracket having a first end pivotally coupled to the substructure, the actuator bracket being coupled to the cradle actuator;
a cradle having a first end that is pivotally coupled to the actuator bracket and to a first end of a rig-up actuator, wherein the rig-up actuator is receivable at least partially in the cradle; and
a front bracket pivotally coupled to the cradle and to the substructure, wherein extending the cradle actuator pivots the actuator bracket, the cradle, and the front bracket so as to raise a second end of the rig-up actuator.

US Pat. No. 10,508,492

COATINGS FOR FLUID ENERGY DEVICE COMPONENTS

BARSON COMPOSITES CORPORA...

1. A coated component for use in a fluid energy device, comprising:a component substrate;
a hardcoat layer of coating material being disposed over the component substrate and having a hardness greater than the hardness of the component substrate; and
a softcoat layer of coating material being disposed over the hardcoat layer and having a hardness less than the hardness of the hardcoat layer,
wherein the hardness of the softcoat layer is less than or substantially the same as the hardness of a mating component of the fluid energy device with which the coated component is in continuous contact during device operation.

US Pat. No. 10,508,485

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR OPENING OF A VEHICLE ACCESS POINT USING AUDIO OR VIDEO DATA ASSOCIATED WITH A USER

FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES,...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a system on a vehicle, audio or video data indicating a user approaching the vehicle;
determining, by the system, an intention of the user with respect to accessing an interior of the vehicle based on the audio or video data and one or more types of business in a vicinity of the vehicle; and
opening, by the system, an access point of the vehicle responsive to the determining.

US Pat. No. 10,508,484

AUTO-LOCK FOLDING PROP ROD

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. An auto-lock folding prop rod comprising:a folding rod having a first rod section having a first end pivotally connected to a location on a body structure near a forward or outboard perimeter of a compartment opening and a second rod section having a first end pivotally connected to a forward or outboard perimeter of a compartment cover panel;
at least one pivotable joint with a joining member pivotally connected to a second end of the first rod section and a second end of the second rod section, wherein the at least one pivotable joint is configured to align the first rod section and the second rod section to form a straight line when the compartment cover panel is moved from a closed position to an fully open position; and
further comprising an axially rotatable tube covering the joining member, the second end of the first rod section, and the second end of the second rod section and configured to rotate axially to lock the at least one pivotable joint and the first and second rod sections in a straight aligned position when the compartment cover panel is in the fully open position by preventing the first rod section and the second rod section from pivoting.

US Pat. No. 10,508,482

DOORSTOP FOR RESTRICTING ENTRY

1. A doorstop, comprising:a housing having:
an attachment plate with a rearward surface configured for attachment proximate to a bottom edge of a pull side of a door; and
a bracket attached to the attachment plate and extending away from a forward surface of the attachment plate;
a stop cylinder rotatably coupled to the bracket about a rotational axis that is substantially parallel to a plane defined by the attachment plate, the stop cylinder including an arcuate contact surface, wherein a distance between a periphery of the arcuate contact surface and the rotational axis increases over at least a portion of the length of the arcuate contact surface;
a latch configured to move relative to a pivot point between a latched position and an unlatched position to affix the stop cylinder and release the stop cylinder, respectively, wherein the latch is pivotally attached to the stop cylinder about the pivot point; and
wherein the stop cylinder is configured to rotate between a first position where the arcuate contact surface is retracted relative to a lower edge of the doorstop and a second position where the arcuate contact surface deploys below the lower edge of the doorstop to contact a floor surface.

US Pat. No. 10,508,478

CONTROL UNIT FOR A CLOSING DRIVE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE LOCK

Kiekert AG, Heiligenhaus...

1. An actuator unit comprising:an actuating element for a closure drive of a motor vehicle latch; housing; and
a spindle for moving the actuating element, wherein the housing has at least two recesses that have different profiles, and wherein the actuating element has at least three elevations having different profiles that correspond to the different profiles of the at least two recesses for guiding the actuating element in the housing, so that distortion of the actuating element around a movement axis can be prevented,
wherein the at least three elevations includes at least one elevation having a rectangular profile and at least two elevations that each have an involute profile, and
wherein the at least two elevations and the at least one elevation are equidistantly spaced along a circumference of the actuating element.

US Pat. No. 10,508,475

MOTOR VEHICLE LOCK

1. A motor vehicle lock for a motor vehicle door arrangement, comprising a catch, a pawl, a pawl actuation lever, and a switchable lock arrangement, wherein the pawl is assigned to the catch, wherein the catch can be brought into an opening position and into a closed position, wherein the catch, which is in the closed position, is or may be brought into holding engagement with a lock striker, wherein the pawl may be brought into an engagement position, in which the pawl is in blocking engagement with the catch, wherein the pawl may be deflected into at least one release position, in which the pawl releases the catch, wherein the pawl actuation lever is coupled to the pawl establishing an actuation drive train for deflecting the pawl into the at least one release position in a driving motion of the actuation drive train components,wherein the switchable lock arrangement is located in the actuation drive train, the switchable lock arrangement comprising a first mechanism and a second mechanism, the switchable lock arrangement is configured to transition between a locked state and an unlocked state, wherein in the unlocked state, an actuation of the pawl actuation lever deflects the pawl, and wherein in the locked state, the pawl actuation lever is either decoupled from the pawl for letting an actuation of the pawl actuation lever run free without deflecting the pawl, or physically blocked to block an actuation of the pawl actuation lever,
wherein a predetermined crash condition causes the switchable lock arrangement to be in the locked state such that during the crash condition a crash induced actuation of the pawl actuation lever runs free or is physically blocked,
wherein in the locked state, in addition to decoupling or physically blocking the pawl actuation lever by the first mechanism of the switchable lock arrangement, the switchable lock arrangement physically blocks a driving motion of a second drive train component by the second mechanism of the switchable lock arrangement, wherein the second drive train component is located in the actuation drive train offset from the pawl actuation lever towards the pawl,
wherein the second mechanism comprises a moveable blocking element, which, in the locked state of the switchable lock arrangement, is in a blocking position, in which the moveable blocking element is in or may come into direct blocking engagement with a counter blocking element for blocking of the second drive train component, and which, in the unlocked state of the switchable lock arrangement, is in a non-blocking position, in which the moveable blocking element releases the second drive train component, and
wherein the second drive train component is blocked by the moveable blocking element and the second chive train component is a component within the force chain to physically transfer an actuating force to actuate the pawl from the pawl actuation lever.

US Pat. No. 10,508,466

TENT RACK WITH A LINKED TOP

XIAMEN ROADZUP OUTDOOR PR...

1. A tent rack having a linked top, comprising:a scissor mechanism that comprises a scissor set including two connecting poles having respective central portions which are rotatably connected to one another and having respective pairs of connecting ends with one connecting end of each respective pair of connecting ends disposed at an upper position with a first upper connecting base disposed thereon and another connecting end of the respective pair of connecting ends disposed at a lower position with a first lower connecting base disposed thereon so that, in both an unfolded state and a folded state, each respective first upper connecting base is disposed vertically above one respective first lower connecting base and the scissor mechanism vertically folds and unfolds;
two pairs of sub-tent top poles, each pair of sub-tent top poles of the two pairs of sub-tent top poles having two sub-tent top poles that both have one end rotatably connected to a respective first lower connecting base so that rotating to fold each respective pair of sub-tent poles upwardly to a position above the scissor mechanism draws the scissor mechanism upwards towards a folded position and so that the scissor mechanism, the first lower connecting bases, and the two pairs of sub-tent top poles comprise said linked top;
two pairs of support poles, each pair of support poles of the two pairs of support poles having two support poles that both have one end rotatably connected to the first upper connecting base and that each have another end that is connected to a central portion of one respective sub-tent top pole; and
two pairs of leg poles, each pair of leg poles of the two pairs of leg poles having two leg poles that both have one end rotatably connected to another end of each sub-tent top pole of the two pairs of sub-tent top poles of the tent rack.

US Pat. No. 10,508,464

STRUCTURE OF A FACILITY FOR DEMINING, INVESTIGATING AND TESTING OF AN EXPLOSIVE DEVICE

Amhold AS, Tallinn (EE)

1. A structure of a facility for demining, investigation and testing of an explosive device, said structure comprising:multiple-stage interconnected structural elements with different functions for processing the explosive device; comprising:
a room for demining, investigating and testing of the explosive device and a chamber for primary suppression of shock wave of a blast and a primary collection of the explosion residues, a chamber for post-suppression of the shock wave of the blast and a post-collection of the explosion residues, a chamber for final suppression of the shock wave and filtration and final collection of the explosion residues;
a room for shock wave dispersion, wherein the chambers have openings and behind the openings have been placed barrier walls;
shock wave deflectors are located in front of the openings of the chamber for primary suppression wherein a cross-section of shock wave deflectors has an arrow shape and wherein a direction of the arrow shape is in a direction of the middle of the chamber;
filters are located in front of the openings of the chamber for final suppression;
in a ceiling and in walls of the room for demining, investigation and testing of the explosive device have been placed cameras, lights, light tunnels, end elements of supply tubes of forced ventilation of a mechanical ventilation system; and
between the chamber for post-suppression and the chamber for final suppression and in front of the chamber for post-suppression and the chamber for final suppression have been placed automatically and elastically opening and closing doors, wherein the doors in front of the chamber for final suppression and opening from the facility to external environment are hermetically, and pressure-resistant closed at the time of the demining, investigation, and testing of the explosive device; an inner surface of the structure of the facility is covered with an impact resistant layer, wherein the inner surface of the structure of the facility is matte white and with albedo value of greater than 80%, the structure of the facility is placed on mineral, one-fractional, fine-grained and drained soil layer, the facility is coated with water resistant composite coating, between the coating and the barrier walls is placed a composite material composed of radiation and sound-insulating and vibration-absorbing layers, wherein the material includes aluminium foil layers, wherein the aluminium foil layers of the composite material and one or more metal parts of the structure of the facility are grounded with a grounding, wherein the cameras, lights, light tunnels and the end elements of the supply air pipes of the forced ventilation of the mechanical ventilation system are placed in an openings with a circular cross-section, penetrating the barrier walls established within the structure of the facility, and wherein the openings are covered from the inside by a barrier of the facility with impact-resistant glass, which is hermetically sealed with a heat resistant gasket.

US Pat. No. 10,508,463

SWIMMING POOL DEBRIS SCREENING ASSEMBLY

1. A swimming pool debris screening assembly comprising:a bracket sized for partially inserting into an inlet of a pool skimmer of a pool such that a first section of the bracket is frictionally coupled to the inlet and a second section of the bracket extends from the inlet into the pool, the bracket comprising
an upper bar,
a pair of side bars, each side bar being coupled to and extending perpendicularly from a respective opposing end of the upper bar, and
a pair of recesses, each recess being positioned longitudinally in an inner face of a respective side bar, the recesses being positioned in the second section of the bracket; and
a grate selectively couplable to the second section of the bracket such that the grate is configured for screening debris from water entering the inlet, the grate comprising
a frame comprising a lower bar and a pair of edge bars, each edge bar being coupled to and extending perpendicularly from a respective opposing terminus of the lower bar wherein each edge bar is positioned for slidably inserting into an associated recess for removably coupling the frame to the bracket, and
a mesh coupled to and extending between the edge bars, the mesh being coupled by a lower edge to the lower bar such that an upper edge of the mesh extends between the edge bars distal from the lower bar wherein the mesh is configured for screening the debris from the water entering the inlet.

US Pat. No. 10,508,462

SWIMMING POOL HAVING AN INTEGRATED COUNTER-CURRENT SWIMMING SYSTEM

1. A swimming pool having integral counter-current swimming system (1) including a device (1?) for generating a strong flow adjustable by means of a flow channel (3) in a liquid medium, and is arranged in a housing (35), wherein the outlet surface of the flow channel (3) of the device (1?) is disposed substantially in alignment in the plane of a shaped closing element (36) and the strong flow of the liquid medium is generated by a device (1?) almost half in an underwater drive (2) in the entry region of the flow channel (3) having an inlet and outlet openings (4, 5), wherein the drive comprises a DC-motor and the housing of the underwater drive (2) is arranged a half in the flow channel (3) wherein the flow channel in this region has a diameter ratio D/d of the entry opening (4) to the outlet opening (5) which is not less than 1.7, the outlet opening (5) is unobstructed, and the underwater drive (2) has a length to diameter ratio of from 2 to 4 and the surface of the formed closing element (36) is divided in at least two regions (37, 49), wherein the at least one recess (37) for the outlet opening of the flow channel (3) is approximately centrally disposed in the surface of said formed closing element (36); and the angle of the flow direction to the surface of the liquid medium level is adjusted by means of actuating members (42, 43, 43?) substantially within the plane of the closing element (36).

US Pat. No. 10,508,456

PVC SEAM PLATE

Interplast Group Corporat...

1. A siding system, comprising:a plank of siding made from a first material;
a seam plate having a first layer and a second layer, the first layer having a front face and a back face and being made from the first material, the second layer having a front face connected to the back face of the first layer and being made of a second material, the front face of the of the first layer includes a plurality of elongate raised portions defining grooves therebetween and the back face of the first layer includes a plurality of elongate depressions directly opposite the elongate raised portions, the front face of the second layer includes a plurality of elongate raised portions configured to be received in the plurality of elongate depressions, and the plank includes a back face and plurality of elongate projections extending from the back face of the plank and being configured to be received in the grooves.

US Pat. No. 10,508,445

HOUSING APPARATUS FOR INSTALLATION OF CEILING OR WALL-MOUNTED ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES

1. An apparatus for facilitating the installation of an electrically powered appliance comprising:a housing having a top and a plurality of sides extending downwardly at an angle away from a bottom surface of said top; the distal edges of said sides being flared outward at an angle away from said housing, thereby forming a lip that extends about a perimeter of said housing;
a plurality of bendable securing fins disposed about and affixed to the perimeter of said housing, said securing fins extending downwardly from the intersection of said top and said sides, thereby forming an acute angle between an outer surface of said sides and an inner surface of said securing fins;
and
at least one securing flange with an inner face and an outer face, said inner face of said securing flange having a first section and a second section, said first section including a plurality of engagement teeth in parallel relation to one another for engaging a tip of said securing fins; and said securing flange having an angled foot portion with a top surface and a bottom surface;
whereby said angled foot portion extends at a generally right degree angle from a lower portion of said securing flange; and whereby said outer face of said securing flange buts against a vertical mounting surface, and said top surface of said angled foot portion buts against a horizontal mounting surface during installation.

US Pat. No. 10,508,444

CEILING BAFFLE APPARATUS AND CEILING BAFFLE SYSTEM FOR A DYNAMIC ACOUSTIC CEILING AND METHODS THEREOF

TURF DESIGN, INC., Elgin...

1. A dynamic acoustic ceiling baffle, comprising:a plurality of sheets of material laminated together to create a ceiling baffle;
at least one locking mechanism, said at least one locking mechanism being located on the top end of the ceiling baffle, said at least one locking mechanism being integral with the ceiling baffle, said at least one locking mechanism configured to fit into a standard ceiling hanger configured with a recessed portion and two J-shaped ends, said at least one locking mechanism comprising a double arrow design configured with an arrow recess, such that said ceiling baffle can be attached to a ceiling hanger using the at least one locking mechanism;
wherein, when the at least one locking mechanism is slid into a recessed portion of said standard ceiling hanger, said double arrow design compresses toward the arrow recess, allowing said at least one locking mechanism to fit past the J-shaped ends and into the recessed portion of said standard ceiling hanger, thereby allowing said double arrow design to rebound inside the recessed portion of the standard ceiling hanger,
wherein, once said ceiling baffle is attached to said ceiling hanger, the ceiling baffle will provide an aesthetically pleasing image along with a reduction in unwanted noise or room acoustics.

US Pat. No. 10,508,434

MECHANICAL CONNECTION FOR CONCRETE STRUCTURES

NUtech Ventures, Lincoln...

1. A connection assembly for fastening a first precast concrete member to a second precast concrete member, the first and second precast concrete members being in physical contact with one another, the connection assembly comprising:a threaded rod protruding from a first face of the first precast concrete member, the first face of the first concrete member contacting the second precast concrete member;
a sleeve having a lateral wall surrounding an opening, the sleeve being integrated into the second precast concrete member such that the opening extends through a thickness of the second precast concrete member, the second precast concrete member being disposed in contact with the first precast concrete member such that the threaded rod extends at least partially through the sleeve;
a lip connected along an inner side of the lateral wall;
a bridge disposed within the opening, the bridge having a body that forms a bore disposed around at least a portion of the threaded rod and ends that abut against the lip; and
a fastener engaged with the threaded rod and positioned to retain the bridge in contact with the lip.

US Pat. No. 10,508,425

OVERFLOW VENT IRRIGATION DEVICE

1. An overflow vent irrigation device, comprising:a body having three separate chambers formed between an input port and an exit port;
an erosion manifold forming a first one of the three separate chambers, the input port opening into a first end of the erosion manifold;
a tablet chamber forming a second of the three separate chambers, the tablet chamber having a cap to open and close an opening of the tablet chamber, a first side of the tablet chamber connecting to a second end of the erosion manifold; and
a reservoir forming a third one of the three separate chambers, a first end of the reservoir connected to a second side of the tablet chamber, and a second end of the reservoir connected to the exit port;
a turbulence dam defining a second end of the erosion manifold and the first end of the reservoir within the body, a peak of the turbulence dam formed between the erosion manifold and the reservoir within a width defined by a diameter of the tablet chamber;
wherein during use the input port is connected to a faucet of a basin, and the exit port is connected via a hose to an overflow port of the overflow-to-drain journal of the basin.

US Pat. No. 10,508,423

AUTOMATIC FAUCETS

1. An automatic faucet, comprising:a housing forming partially an internal barrel and a faucet head and being constructed to include at least one water inlet conduit extending into said barrel and a water outlet for delivering water from a spout;
a faucet crown removably mounted on said faucet head;
a valve module including an electromagnetic actuator for controlling the water flow from the water outlet;
a sensor module constructed to provide sensor data influenced by a user; and
a control module located on a circuit board inside the housing of the faucet and constructed to receive said sensor data from said sensor module; said circuit board being mounted inside said faucet head and extending below said faucet crown and being removable after removing said faucet crown from said faucet head;
wherein said internal barrel and said faucet head are constructed and arranged to releasably enclose and retain said valve module, said sensor module and said control module;
wherein said control module includes a controller constructed to receive said sensor data from said sensor module and execute a self-calibration and initialization algorithm and execute a sensing algorithm, wherein said self-calibration and initialization algorithm determines a noise signal level and a signal threshold for different power supply sources.

US Pat. No. 10,508,400

TURF REINFORCEMENT MATS

Willacoochee Industrial F...

1. A turf reinforcement mat configured for placement on soil for erosion control, the turf reinforcement mat comprising spun yarn in at least one of a warp direction and a weft direction, wherein:the spun yarn comprises core-sheath spun yarn in one of the warp direction or the weft direction, but not both;
the turf reinforcement mat comprises polypropylene or polyethylene terephthalate monofilament yarn in the other one of the warp direction or the weft direction, the polypropylene or polyethylene terephthalate monofilament yarn having a round cross section;
the core-sheath spun yarn is interwoven with the polypropylene or polyethylene terephthalate monofilament yarn such that the turf reinforcement mat has a pyramidal weave; and
the core-sheath spun yarn comprises a polypropylene monofilament core having a round cross section and a polypropylene or polyester fiber sheath having a round cross section.

US Pat. No. 10,508,396

WATER BARRIER ELEMENT

1. A water barrier for connection in a chain of water barriers, the water barrier comprising inclined supports and inclined barrier panels supported thereon, wherein the barrier panels are made of high tensile steel and are bent a distance down from a top edge of the barrier panels so that a top part of the barrier panels, when mounted on the inclined support, become more upright than a lower part of the barrier panels or even vertical, wherein the barrier panels are connected to the inclined supports by at least one keyhole opening close to each side edge of the lower part of the barrier panel and corresponding protrusions with enlarged knobs on the inclined supports, wherein the enlarged knobs are insertable into a larger part of the keyholes that is wider than a narrower part of the keyholes along which the protrusions are movable, wherein the protrusions have a length at least twice a thickness of the panels permitting adjoining proximate barrier panels to overlap and share protrusions and enlarged knobs, and wherein the inclined supports in their lower ends are U-shaped in order to grip over a lower edge portion of the barrier panels.

US Pat. No. 10,508,394

DEVICE FOR VEHICLE HINDRANCE AND RAINWATER TREATMENT AND SYSTEM COMPRISING THE SAME

CHONGQING UNIVERSITY, Ch...

1. A device, comprising:1) a vehicle hindrance body comprising a lower sidewall, the lower sidewall comprising a plurality of water inlet holes;
2) a well pit, the well pit comprising a top opening, an upper part, a lower part, and a partition disposed between the upper part and the lower part;wherein:the lower sidewall encloses the top opening;
the partition comprises a plurality of leaking holes; the upper part communicates with the lower part through the leaking holes of the partition;
the upper part of the well pit comprises an outer ring belt filled with a rainwater pretreatment filler, a center ring belt filled with soil, and a rainwater collection ring belt disposed between the outer ring belt and the inner ring belt;
the rainwater collection ring belt comprises a top water inlet, and an elevation of the top water inlet is greater than an elevation of the rainwater pretreatment filler and an elevation of the soil; two side walls of the lower part of the rainwater collection ring belt are provided with equally spaced sandproof holes; and a sand-gravel cushion is disposed below the soil;
the lower part comprises a water-sand separating folded plate, a water-sand discharging channel, a rainwater collecting tank, and a rainwater storage chamber;
the rainwater collecting tank is disposed at an outer side of the water-sand discharging channel and between the water-sand discharging channel and the rainwater storage chamber; the water-sand separating folded plate is disposed below the leaking holes of the partition, and one end of the water-sand separating folded plate is fixed on a side wall of the lower part, the other end of the water-sand separating folded plate extends above the rainwater collecting tank;
the water-sand separating folded plate comprises a plurality of grooves and a plurality of sand discharging holes are disposed in the grooves at regular intervals; the water-sand discharging channel is disposed right below the sand discharging holes; and
the rainwater collecting tank and the rainwater storage chamber share a partition wall; a lower part of the partition wall comprises a through hole, and the rainwater collecting tank communicates with the rainwater storage chamber via the through hole.

US Pat. No. 10,508,392

BRIDGE OVERHANG BRACKET ASSEMBLY WITH ADJUSTABLE SIDE MEMBER

1. A bridge overhang bracket assembly, comprising:a top member extending lengthwise between inner and outer ends;
a diagonal member extending lengthwise between lower and upper ends, the top and diagonal members being pivotally attached proximate to the respective outer and upper ends thereof;
a side member extending lengthwise between bottom and top ends, the top and side members being pivotally attached proximate to the respective inner and top ends thereof, the diagonal and side members being pivotally attached proximate to the respective lower and bottom ends thereof;
wherein the side member is configured so that its length between the bottom and top ends is adjustable;
wherein the side member comprises at least one strut;
wherein the at least one strut comprises upper and lower struts that are fastenable together in a plurality of longitudinal positions so that the length of the side member is adjustable;
wherein the upper and lower struts are each tubular members and one is received telescopically by the other; and
wherein the side member comprises a threaded member that is coupled to the at least one strut such that rotating the threaded member adjusts the length of the side member.

US Pat. No. 10,508,378

VIBRATION-DAMPING COMPONENT OF WASHING MACHINE

QINGDAO HAIER WASHING MAC...

1. A vibration-damping component of a washing machine comprising a suspender, a spring, a sleeve and an electromagnetic sensing device,wherein the electromagnetic sensing device comprises an electromagnetic coil and a magnet,
the electromagnetic coil fixedly sleeves on an outer side of the sleeve,
the magnet is arranged in the sleeve and is relatively fixed on the suspender,
the sleeve sleeves on the suspender in a slidable manner,
the spring is arranged between the sleeve and the magnet,
and a weight of clothing is determined through measuring an inductance change of the electromagnetic coil when the sleeve slides on the suspender under stress,
a base is fixedly arranged at a lower end of the suspender, the base supports the spring and the magnet,
the vibration-damping component further comprising a sliding cup, the sliding cup is arranged between the base and the magnet,
the sliding cup is annular and sleeves on the suspender, and
a diameter of the sliding cup is matched with an inside diameter of the sleeve.

US Pat. No. 10,508,376

WASHING MACHINE

Haier Asia Co., Ltd., Sh...

1. A washing machine, comprising:a washing/dewatering drum, configured to accommodate washings and capable of rotating;
an electric motor for driving the washing/dewatering drum to rotate; and
an execution unit, configured to supply water to the washing/dewatering drum, execute drainage of the washing/dewatering drum, and control rotation of the electric motor to drive the washing/dewatering drum to rotate, and execute a washing operation consisting of a washing process, a rinsing process after the washing process and a dewatering process, wherein
the dewatering process comprises a final dewatering process and an intermediate dewatering process, wherein the final dewatering process is executed at the end of the washing operation, and the intermediate dewatering process is at least executed immediately after the washing process;
in the rinsing process of the washing operation in a water saving mode, the execution unit is configured to continuously execute a dewatering-rinsing process for a plurality of times rather than executing a water-storage rinsing process for rinsing the washings while water stored in the washing/dewatering drum reaches a specified water level, wherein the dewatering-rinsing process comprises: a water supplying process of supplying water to the washing/dewatering drum so that the washings are saturated by water, and the intermediate dewatering process or the final dewatering process executed immediately after the water supplying process; and
a maximum rotating speed of the electric motor in the intermediate dewatering process immediately before the water supplying process is lower than a maximum rotating speed of the electric motor in the final dewatering process;
wherein the execution unit is configured to drive the washing/dewatering drum to rotate intermittently in the water supplying process, and configured to intermittently supply water to the washing/dewatering drum in the water supplying process.

US Pat. No. 10,508,369

REINFORCED NONWOVEN MATERIAL AND METHOD OF USE FOR FURNITURE

Novum Microfiber Corp., ...

1. A method for utilizing a nonwoven material comprisinga) creating a layered nonwoven material, comprising the steps
i) creating a material mixture of a polymer;
ii) heating said material mixture;
iii) extruding said material mixture;
iv) creating a first layer of nonwoven material formed from said material mixture after said material mixture is heated and extruded;
v) placing a layer of woven mesh on top of said first layer;
vi) depositing a second layer of nonwoven material formed from said material mixture, after said material mixture is heated and extruded, on top of said layer of woven mesh such that said layer of woven mesh is disposed between said first layer of nonwoven material and said second layer of nonwoven material;
b) calendaring said layered nonwoven material;
c) cutting one or more desired shapes from a portion of said layered nonwoven material after said layered nonwoven material is calendared;
d) securely attaching a first portion of said one or more desired shapes to a second portion of said one or more desired shapes to create a cover containing an internal cavity; and
e) placing a furniture item within said internal cavity of said cover
i) wherein said furniture item is selected from a group consisting of a pillow, a cushion, a mattress, and a duvet.

US Pat. No. 10,508,367

BINARY ENCODING OF SENSORS IN TEXTILE STRUCTURES

North Carolina State Univ...

1. A system, comprising:a textile sensor configured to sense a property and having a yarn pattern that encodes a binary code; and
wherein when the textile sensor senses the property, the property alters relative positions of yarns in the yarn pattern, causing the associated binary code to change, and
wherein a particular change in the binary code represents a defined value of the property, wherein the textile sensor is knitted, and the yarn pattern comprises a stitch pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,508,360

MULTIFUNCTIONAL NANOCELLULAR SINGLE CRYSTAL NICKEL FOR TURBINE APPLICATIONS

United Technologies Corpo...

1. A process for manufacturing a nanocellular single crystal based material comprising steps of:providing a first solution containing a nickel precursor in deionized water;
providing a second solution containing a structure controlling polymer or a surfactant and an alcohol;
mixing said first and second solutions into a solution containing a reducing agent to form a third solution; and processing said third solution to create the nanocellular single crystal based material; wherein said processing comprises stirring said third solution at a temperature in a range of 100° C. to 130° C. for a time period in a range of 5.0 minutes to 15 minutes;
removing sol from said stirred third solution and then centrifuging said third solution at a speed of 2000 rpm to 5000 rpm for a time in a range of 5.0 min. to 15 min;
removing sol from said centrifuged third solution and leaving a product of the nanocellular single crystal based material;
washing said nanocellular single crystal based material in a washing solution containing an alcohol and deionized water to remove soluble inorganic salts and organic solvents from the nanocellular single crystal based material, subjecting the washing solution to sonication for a time period in the range of 5.0 to 15 min., and then performing a filtration step to remove the washing solution from the nanocellular single crystal based material; wherein the nanocellular single crystal based material comprises pores and ligaments in the range of 0.05 to 100 microns.

US Pat. No. 10,508,359

TSV BATH EVALUATION USING FIELD VERSUS FEATURE CONTRAST

Lam Research Corporation,...

1. An apparatus for evaluating whether additives in an electroplating bath of interest meet an electroplating specification, the apparatus comprising:an analysis chamber;
one or more inlets for providing to the analysis chamber a test bath solution from an electroplating bath of interest and one or more additional solutions;
an outlet for removing fluid from the analysis chamber;
a working electrode;
a power supply; and
a controller configured to cause:
(a) performing a first experiment while the test bath solution is present in the analysis chamber by applying a defined current density to the working electrode, and recording a potential trace output of the working electrode;
(b) contacting the working electrode with an acceleration solution for a duration sufficient to substantially fully saturate the working electrode with accelerator;
(c) performing a second experiment while the test bath solution is present in the analysis chamber by either (i) applying a second defined current density to the working electrode and recording a second potential trace output of the working electrode, or (ii) applying a defined potential to the working electrode and recording a current density trace output; and
(d) determining, based on information contained in one or more of the potential trace output, the second potential trace output, the current density trace output, and calibration data, whether the additives in the electroplating bath of interest meet the electroplating specification.

US Pat. No. 10,508,356

ELECTRO-PLATING AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING THE SAME

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A method comprising:plating a wafer using an apparatus, the apparatus comprising:
a first electrical contact;
a first power supply source electrically connected to the first electrical contact, wherein the first power supply source is configured to supply a first voltage to the first electrical contact;
a retractable electrode comprising:
an outer shell;
a second electrical contact comprising a first portion extending into the outer shell and a second portion extending out of the outer shell; and
a seal ring encircling the first portion of the second electrical contact, wherein the seal ring is formed of a flexible material, wherein the seal ring and the second electrical contact are configured to move relative to the outer shell;
a second power supply source electrically connected to the second electrical contact, wherein the second power supply source is configured to supply a second voltage different from the first voltage to the second electrical contact;
contacting the first electrical contact to an edge portion of the wafer;
contacting the second electrical contact to an inner portion of the wafer, wherein the first electrical contact and the second electrical contact are spaced apart from each other by about a radius of the wafer; and
plating the wafer, wherein during the plating, the first power supply source and the second power supply source supply the first voltage and the second voltage to the first electrical contact and the second electrical contact, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,508,353

PHOTODEFINED APERTURE PLATE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

STAMFORD DEVICES LIMITED,...

1. A nebulizer aperture plate for use in aerosolising a liquid in a nebulizer, comprising:a first material having a plurality of first apertures; and
a second material above the first material, the second material having a plurality of second apertures above the plurality of first apertures in the first material, wherein the plurality of second apertures define generally cylindrical shapes defining liquid supply cavities;
wherein at least one of the first material or the second material includes a characteristic of being formed through a photolithography process;
wherein at least some of the plurality of first apertures are within the diameter of the liquid supply cavity defined by one of the second apertures; and
wherein the first material and the second material collectively form a dome-shaped aperture plate.

US Pat. No. 10,508,349

METHOD OF ELECTROPLATING PHOTORESIST DEFINED FEATURES FROM COPPER ELECTROPLATING BATHS CONTAINING REACTION PRODUCTS OF PYRAZOLE COMPOUNDS AND BISEPOXIDES

Rohm and Haas Electronic ...

1. A method comprising:a) providing a substrate comprising a layer of photoresist, wherein the layer of photoresist comprises a plurality of apertures;
b) providing a copper electroplating bath comprising one or more sources of copper ions; 0.25 ppm to 1000 ppm of one or more reaction products of one or more pyrazole compounds, wherein the one or more pyrazole compounds have a formula:

where R1, R2 and R3 are independently chosen from hydrogen, linear or branched (C1-C10)alkyl and one or more bisepoxides, wherein the one or more bisepoxides are chosen from compounds having formula:

wherein R4 and R5 are hydrogen; R6 and R7 may be the same of different and are chosen from hydrogen, methyl and hydroxyl; m=1-6 and n=1-20; an electrolyte; one or more accelerators; and one or more suppressors, wherein a pH of the electrolyte is less than or equal to 2;
c) immersing the substrate comprising the layer of photoresist with the plurality of apertures in the copper electroplating bath; and
d) electroplating a plurality of copper photoresist defined features in the plurality of apertures at a current density of 0.25 ASD to 40 ASD, to provide the plurality of photoresist defined features with an average % TIR of 0% to 10% and a % WID of the plurality of photoresist defined features is from 0% to 10%.

US Pat. No. 10,508,348

ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY NICKEL ELECTROPLATING COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS

Rohm and Haas Electronic ...

1. A nickel electroplating composition comprising one or more sources of nickel ions, one or more sources of carboxylate ions, and 2-phenyl-5-benzimidazole sulfonic acid, salts thereof or mixtures thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,508,347

SCALABLE CHEMICAL REACTOR AND METHOD OF OPERATION THEREOF

International Business Ma...

1. A photovoltaic apparatus comprising an array of photovoltaic cells, the photovoltaic apparatus comprising:at least one photovoltaic surface electrically connected to a set of photovoltaic electrodes; and
a chemical reactor electrically connected to the set of photovoltaic electrodes, said chemical reactor designed for enabling N pairwise fluid contacts among k chemical fluids, with k?2 and N?4, the chemical reactor comprising:
a reaction layer extending in a 2D plane subtended by two directions (x, y), in a perpendicular fashion, the reactor layer comprising: N chemical cells, each including a plurality of circuit portions, two circuit portions of the plurality of circuit portions being designed for enabling circulation of two of the k chemical fluids, respectively, said two circuit portions further intersecting each other, thereby enabling one of the N pairwise fluid contacts for said two of the k chemical fluids;
a fluid distribution circuit comprising k sets of inlet orifices and k sets of outlet orifices, wherein inlet orifices in one set of the k sets of inlet orifices and another inlet orifices in another set of the k sets of inlet orifices are arranged in an alternate manner along lines parallel to one of the two directions (x, y), each of the k sets of inlet orifices dispensing a corresponding one of the k chemical fluids to the reaction layer; and wherein outlet orifices in one set of the k sets of outlet orifices and another outlet orifices in another set of the k sets of outlet orifices are arranged in an alternate manner along another lines parallel to the one of the two directions, each of the k sets of outlet orifices collecting a corresponding one of the k chemical fluids from the reaction layer, the k sets of outlet orifices arranged to be shifted by a predetermined distance along said one (y) of the two directions with respect to the inlet orifices, and wherein,
each of the plurality of circuit portions connects, via respective ends thereof, an inlet orifice of the k sets of inlet orifices to an outlet orifice of the k sets of outlet orifices.

US Pat. No. 10,508,346

PATTERN OF A FILM LAYER INCLUDING ALUMINUM, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD AND AFTERTREATMENT METHOD THEREOF

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. An aftertreatment method for a dry etching process of a pattern of a film layer comprising aluminum, the method comprising:performing dechlorination treatment on a patterned film layer, comprising aluminum, of a substrate, and uninstalling the substrate from a bearing substrate simultaneously, wherein the patterned film layer is formed by a dry etching process using a gas comprising Cl2;
wherein performing the dechlorination treatment comprises:
introducing a gas mixture comprising O2 and CF4 for the dechlorination treatment; wherein in the introduced gas mixture comprising O2 and CF4, a gas volume flow ratio of O2 and CF4 is 30:1; and
wherein uninstalling the substrate from the bearing substrate comprises:
loading a voltage of 6 kV to 15 kV to generate plasma to remove static electricity which adsorbs the bearing substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,508,345

SENSOR IN AN INTERNET-OF-THINGS AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THE SAME

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. A gas sensor in an Internet of Things, comprising:a substrate;
an insulator over a substrate;
a patterned conductor embedded in the insulator, the patterned conductor comprising a plurality of repeatable patterns from a top view perspective, the repeatable pattern each comprising:
an opening, a minimal dimension of the opening being less than 4 micrometers; and
a sensing film disposed over a portion of the insulator.

US Pat. No. 10,508,316

METHOD AND FIXTURE FOR COUNTERACTING TENSILE STRESS

GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY,...

1. A method for counteracting tensile stress in an article, comprising:contacting a first compression member of a fixture having a first compressive surface including a first mating conformation to a first surface of the article;
contacting a second compression member of the fixture having a second compressive surface including a second mating conformation to a second surface of the article;
reversibly locking a first position lock of the fixture connecting the first compression member to the second compression member, fixing the first compression member relative to the second compression member, the first position lock including a first material composition;
heating the article within a furnace; and
applying compressive stress to the article along a compressive stress vector, the compressive stress vector including a compressive stress vector component opposite in direction to a tensile stress vector of a thermally-induced tensile stress of the article,
wherein the compressive stress is applied by thermally-induced autogenous pressure applied by the fixture contacting the article, and
wherein the first material composition includes at least one of:
a first phase transformation from body-centered cubic to face-centered cubic, the first material composition undergoing the first phase transformation during the heating, the first phase transformation contracting the first position lock and applying the compressive stress to the article; or
lower thermal expansion coefficient than the article, the first material composition expanding less than the article during the heating, applying the compressive stress to the article.

US Pat. No. 10,508,306

BI-DIRECTIONAL SEQUENCING COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS

LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORA...

1. A method for paired-end nucleic acid bidirectional sequencing comprising:hybridizing a first soluble primer to a distal end of a nucleic acid template strand having a distal and proximal end, wherein the proximal end of the nucleic acid template strand is linked to a support;
sequencing at least a portion of the nucleic acid template strand by extending the hybridized first soluble primer towards the proximal end of the nucleic acid template strand and the support, thereby forming an extended first primer product that is complementary to a portion of the nucleic acid template strand and obtaining a first sequencing read;
introducing a site-specific nick into the proximal end of the nucleic acid template strand which is hybridized to the extended first primer product, wherein the nick includes a free 5? end and a free 3? end;
degrading a portion of the nucleic acid template strand from the free 5? end of the nick using a degrading agent, thereby generating a single-stranded portion within the extended first primer product, wherein a portion of the extended first primer product remains hybridized to an un-degraded portion of the nucleic acid template strand; and sequencing at least a portion of the single-stranded first primer product by extending a primer on the single-stranded first primer product, thereby obtaining a second sequencing read.

US Pat. No. 10,508,299

MICROFLUIDIC CELL TRAP AND ASSAY APPARATUS FOR HIGH-THROUGHPUT ANALYSIS

The University of British...

1. A microfluidic device comprising:a cell capture chamber, the cell capture chamber comprising:
a first inlet for admitting flow of fluid into the cell capture chamber;
at least one mechanical cell funnel; and
a corresponding trap positioned generally downstream from each of the at least one cell funnels, wherein each or a subset of the corresponding cell traps is a mechanical cell trap,wherein each of the at least one mechanical cell funnels is operable to direct flow of fluid at the corresponding cell trap, and wherein each cell trap is positioned to receive a cell flowing in the fluid downstream from the cell funnel while permitting the fluid and additional cells therein to flow beyond and downstream of the cell trap.

US Pat. No. 10,508,296

ENZYMATIC CIRCUITS FOR MOLECULAR SENSORS

Roswell Biotechnologies, ...

1. A circuit comprising:a first electrode;
a second electrode spaced apart from the first electrode; and
a polymerase enzyme electrically connected to the first electrode by a first arm molecule, and electrically connected to the second electrode by a second arm molecule, to form a conductive pathway between the first electrode and the second electrode through the polymerase enzyme;
wherein each of the first and second arm molecules has a first end and a second end, wherein the first end of the first arm molecule is bonded to the polymerase enzyme and the second end of the first arm molecule is bonded to the first electrode, wherein the first end of the second arm molecule is bonded to the polymerase enzyme and the second end of the second arm molecule is bonded to the second electrode, and wherein the first end of each of the first and second arm molecules connect to the polymerase enzyme at two distinct sites on the polymerase enzyme so as to include a portion of the polymerase enzyme in the conductive pathway.

US Pat. No. 10,508,290

MEANS AND METHODS FOR METHANE PRODUCTION

QVIDJA KRAFT AB, Helsink...

1. A solid-state fermentation bioreactor comprising:an inlet for CO2 distribution;
an inlet for H2 distribution;
an outlet for water collection;
an outlet for CH4 collection; and
a porous solid support having interstitial spaces, the porous solid support loaded into the solid-state fermentation bioreactor, wherein at least 10% of the pore volumes have a size resulting in a water suction of about 0.01 to about 1.0 bar as compared to free water, the solid support being inoculated with methanogens, the solid-state fermentation bioreactor comprising a solid phase, a liquid phase and a gaseous phase, wherein the liquid phase is discontinuous in the interstitial spaces, wherein the solid phase is distributed in the gaseous phase, and wherein the volume of the gaseous phase is 20% to 80% of the volume of the bioreactor, and wherein the porous solid support has a cation exchange capacity;
provided that vermiculite is not used alone as a solid support.

US Pat. No. 10,508,288

AUTOMATED CELL PROCESSING METHODS, MODULES, INSTRUMENTS, AND SYSTEMS COMPRISING FLOW-THROUGH ELECTROPORATION DEVICES

Inscripta, Inc., Boulder...

1. An automated multi-module cell editing instrument comprising:a housing configured to house all of some of the modules;
one or more receptacles configured to receive cells and nucleic acids;
a flow-through electroporation (FTEP) module configured to introduce the nucleic acids into the cells, wherein the FTEP module comprises:
a. at least a first inlet and a first inlet channel for introducing a fluid comprising the cells and the nucleic acids into the FTEP module;
b. an outlet and an outlet channel for removing a fluid comprising transformed cells from the FTEP module;
c. a flow channel intersecting and positioned between a first inlet channel and the outlet channel; and
d. two or more electrodes positioned in the flow channel between the intersection of the flow channel with the first inlet channel and the intersection of the flow channel with the outlet channel, wherein the electrodes apply one or more electric pulses to the cells in the fluid as they pass through the flow channel thereby introducing the nucleic acids into the cells in the fluid;
a selection module configured to select for transformed cells;
an editing module configured to allow the nucleic acids to edit nucleic acids in the transformed cells;
a processor configured to operate the automated multi-module cell editing instrument based on user input and/or selection of a pre-programmed script; and
an automated liquid handling system to move liquids from the one or more receptacles to the FTEP module, from the FTEP module to the selection module, and from the selection module to the editing module, all without user intervention.

US Pat. No. 10,508,266

METHOD FOR THE PREVENTION AND/OR THE BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF BACTERIAL WILT CAUSED BY RALSTONIA SOLANACEARUM, VIA THE USE OF BACTERIOPHAGES SUITABLE FOR THIS PURPOSE AND COMPOSITIONS THEREOF

INSTITUTO VALENCIANO DE I...

1. A composition capable of lysing cells of R. solanacearum comprising:a combination of bacteriophages comprised of:
a) vRsoP-WF2 (SEQ ID NO: 1) and vRsoP-WM2 (SEQ ID NO: 2);
b) vRsoP-WF2 (SEQ ID NO: 1) and vRsoP-WR2 (SEQ ID NO: 3);
c) vRsoP-WM2 (SEQ ID NO: 2) and vRsoP-WR2 (SEQ ID NO: 3); or
d) vRsoP-WF2 (SEQ ID NO: 1), vRsoP-WM2 (SEQ ID NO: 2), and vRsoP-WR2 (SEQ ID NO: 3).

US Pat. No. 10,508,261

CULTURED ALGAE WATER CONCENTRATION SYSTEM, METHOD FOR OPERATING CULTURED ALGAE WATER CONCENTRATION SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR CONCENTRATING ALGAE WATER CONTAINING CULTURED ALGAE

Kondoh Industries, Ltd., ...

1. A cultured algae water concentration system comprising:an algae water supply unit that receives algae water containing cultured algae from a culture pond, stores the algae water therein, and has an algae water supply container that stores the algae water therein,
a supply container inlet port through which the algae water supply container takes in the algae water, and
a supply container outlet port through which the algae water is taken out from the algae water supply container; and
an algae water concentration unit that concentrates the algae water which has been supplied from the algae water supply unit, and that has
a concentration container for receiving and concentrating the algae water,
a planar filter that divides the concentration container into upper and lower spaces and does not pass algae having a predetermined size or larger therethrough,
a vibration device that vibrates the filter in a
direction that does not lie within a plane of the planar filter when at rest,
a concentration container algae water inlet port that is in communication with the supply container outlet port, takes in the algae water to the concentration container, and is arranged below the filter of the concentration container,
a concentrated algae water outlet port that is arranged below the filter of the concentration container and takes out algae water therethrough that has been concentrated in the concentration container,
a filtered water discharge port that is arranged above the filter of the concentration container and discharges filtered water having passed through the filter,
a liquid level meter that measures a liquid level of the algae water which is stored in the algae water supply container, and
an algae water flow rate adjustment device that adjusts a flow rate of the algae water to be sent to the algae water supply container from the culture pond, based on the liquid level, which has been measured by the liquid level meter,
wherein the filtered water discharge port is arranged at a position that is higher than the highest position on the filter, which is vibrated by the vibration device
wherein
the filter is held by a filter frame that has an annular outer frame and reinforcing plates, of which the sheet number of the reinforcing plates is multiples of 3 and which extend from the center to the annular outer frame in a radial direction at equal central angles,
the vibration device comprises multiple vibration devices,
the reinforcing plates each having a vibration device thereon,
wherein the respective vibration device is connected to the corresponding reinforcing plate of the filter frame or intersections between the corresponding reinforcing plate and the annular outer frame, to vibrate the filter through the filter frame.

US Pat. No. 10,508,260

PLURIPOTENT STEM CELL PRODUCTION SYSTEM

I Peace, Inc., Palo Alto...

1. A cell mass dissociator comprising at least one connecting block having a through-hole through which a cell mass-containing culture medium flows, wherein:a recess is provided at a first edge of the at least one connecting block and a protrusion is provided at a second edge of the at least one connecting block,
in the case of multiple connecting blocks, the protrusions engage with the recesses of the adjacent connecting blocks,
the through-hole has a first large pore size section that connects with the recess, a small pore size section that connects with the first large pore size section and has a smaller pore size than the first large pore size section, and a second large pore size section that connects with the small pore size section, the second large pore section having a larger pore size than the small pore size section and having an opening at the tip of the protrusion.

US Pat. No. 10,508,256

DETERGENT COMPOSITION AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

1. A detergent composition, comprising:an aqueous phase including liquid water; wherein the content of the liquid water in the detergent composition ranges from 40 wt % to 60 wt %;
an oil phase including a plurality of oil droplets and coffee grounds respectively dispersed in the oil droplets, and the composition of the oil droplets including a foaming agent; wherein the content of the foaming agent in the detergent composition ranges from 15 wt % to 40 wt %, and the content of the coffee grounds in the detergent composition ranges from 1 wt % to 10 wt %; and
an emulsifying agent including a plurality of emulsifier molecules, and each of the emulsifier molecules having a hydrophilic end and a lipophilic end;
wherein the oil droplets are dispersed and suspended in the aqueous phase via the emulsifier molecules to enable the aqueous phase to be formed as a continuous phase, to enable the oil phase to be formed as a discontinuous phase, and to enable the detergent composition to be in the form of oil-in-water;
wherein the hydrophilic ends of the emulsifier molecules are located in the aqueous phase, the lipophilic ends of the emulsifier molecules are respectively located in the oil droplets, and the coffee grounds are respectively covered by the oil droplets and are isolated from the aqueous phase.

US Pat. No. 10,508,250

COMPOSITIONS OF THERMOASSOCIATIVE ADDITIVES WITH CONTROLLED ASSOCIATION AND LUBRICANT COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING THEM

Centre National de la Rec...

1. A composition of additives resulting from mixing at least:a polydiol random copolymer A1;
a random copolymer A2 comprising at least two boronic ester functions and able to associate with the polydiol random copolymer A1 by at least one transesterification reaction; and
an exogenous compound A4 selected from 1,2-diols and 1,3-diols,
wherein a molar percentage of exogenous compound A4 relative to the boronic ester functions of the random copolymer A2 ranges from 0.025 to 5000, and
a weight ratio of the polydiol random copolymer A1 to the random copolymer A2 (A1/A2 ratio) ranges from 0.005 to 200.

US Pat. No. 10,508,244

METHOD FOR REMOVING NITROGEN FROM A HYDROCARBON-RICH FRACTION

LINDE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT,...

1. A method of obtaining a liquefied hydrocarbon-rich fraction having a nitrogen content of ?1 mol %, said method comprising:liquefying and subcooling a hydrocarbon-rich feed fraction with a refrigeration circuit,
expanding the liquefied and subcooled hydrocarbon-rich feed fraction and feeding the expanded hydrocarbon-rich feed fraction into a nitrogen stripping column,
withdrawing said liquefied hydrocarbon-rich fraction having a nitrogen content of ?1 mol % from the bottom of said nitrogen stripping column,
withdrawing a nitrogen-enriched fraction from the top of said nitrogen stripping column, compressing said nitrogen-enriched fraction, liquefying and subcooling said nitrogen-enriched fraction with the refrigeration circuit, expanding said nitrogen-enriched fraction and feeding said nitrogen-enriched fraction into a high-pressure nitrogen column,
wherein a substream of the nitrogen-enriched fraction which has been cooled with the refrigeration circuit is fed to said high-pressure nitrogen column as a reboil stream, and
withdrawing a nitrogen-depleted fraction from the bottom of said high-pressure nitrogen column and feeding said nitrogen-depleted fraction to the stripping column,
wherein the stripping column and the nitrogen-depleted fraction are thermally coupled via a heat exchanger which serves as reboiler for the nitrogen stripping column and as tops condenser for the high-pressure nitrogen column, and
g) wherein a reflux collector is arranged between the stripping column and the nitrogen-depleted fraction, and a gaseous and/or liquid high-purity nitrogen stream is withdrawn from said reflux collector.

US Pat. No. 10,508,241

RECOVERY OF HYDROCARBON DILUENT FROM TAILINGS

SYNCRUDE CANADA LTD., Fo...

1. A method for recovering hydrocarbon diluent from tailings comprising bitumen, particulate solids, hydrocarbon diluent and water, the method comprising:providing a high pressure stripping vessel operating at a pressure greater than 100 kPa, the high pressure stripping vessel having internal, vertically and laterally spaced shed decks in its upper portion and a deck-free bottom portion where a tailings pool forms;
introducing a portion of the tailings into the high pressure stripping vessel above the shed decks or in between the shed decks or both, and a portion of the tailings into the tailings pool formed in the high pressure stripping vessel; and
introducing a stripping gas into the high pressure stripping vessel below the shed decks but above the tailings pool or in between the shed decks or both, and into the tailings pool formed in the high pressure stripping vessel to strip the hydrocarbon diluent and water from the tailings.

US Pat. No. 10,508,223

EASY-TEAR STICKER AND PROTECTIVE FILM ASSEMBLY

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. An easy-tear sticker, comprising: a main body layer and a first adhesive layer, the main body layer comprising an attaching part and a tearing part, and the first adhesive layer being disposed on the attaching part,wherein the attaching part comprises a first attaching area and a second attaching area, a shape of the first attaching area is a right-angle triangle, and a shape of the second attaching area is a strip; the tearing part is connected to the attaching part by a first right-angle side of the right-angle triangle, and is configured to be folded toward the attaching part along the first right-angle side, so as to cover a surface of the attaching part facing away from the first adhesive layer.

US Pat. No. 10,508,217

POLYIMIDE-BASED POLYMER THICK FILM RESISTOR COMPOSITION

E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AN...

1. A polyimide-based polymer thick film paste composition for forming a polyimide-based polymer thick film resistor, the paste composition comprising:(a) 35-70 wt % of a functional component selected from the group of powders consisting of carbon, carbon black, graphite, graphene, and mixtures thereof;
(b) 5-25 wt % of a non-fluorinated polyimide polymer with the structure I

wherein X is O-Ph-C(CH3)2-Ph-O and Y is 1,3-bis(3-aminophenoxy) benzene (APB-133);
(c) 0-1 wt % of a dispersant; and
(d) 30-70 wt % of an organic solvent,wherein the wt % are based on the total weight of said paste composition, said functional component is dispersed in and said polyimide polymer and said dispersant are dissolved in said organic solvent and the ratio of the weight of said polyimide polymer to the weight of said functional component is between 0.1 and 3.

US Pat. No. 10,508,212

METHOD FOR FORMING MULTILAYER COATING FILM

KANSAI PAINT CO., LTD., ...

1. A method for forming a multilayer coating film, comprising subjecting a substrate to the following steps (1) to (4) in order:step (1): applying an aqueous first colored coating composition (X) to form a first colored coating film,
step (2): applying an aqueous second colored coating composition (Y) to the first colored coating film formed in step (1) to form a second colored coating film,
step (3): applying a clear coating composition (Z) to the second colored coating film formed in step (2) to form a clear coating film; and
step (4): simultaneously bake-curing the first colored coating film, the second colored coating film, and the clear coating film formed in steps (1) to (3),
wherein an aqueous coating composition comprising (A) a film-forming resin, (B) a phosphoric acid compound, and a pigment is applied as the aqueous first colored coating composition (X),
the phosphoric acid compound being represented by the Formula:

wherein m is 1 or 2, n is integer of 1 to 20, and R1 is a substituted or unsubstituted hydrocarbon group having 2 to 20 carbon atoms,
when m is 2, each R1 may be the same or different, and R2 is alkylene having 2 to 4 carbon atoms,
when n is 2 or more, n oxyalkylene units (R2O) may be the same or different,
when m is 2, each (R2O)n may be the same or different, and
wherein the pigment consists of one or more selected from the group consisting of color pigments and extender pigments.

US Pat. No. 10,508,210

ACTINIC RAY-CURABLE-TYPE INKJET INK SET FOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING, THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING METHOD, AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING SYSTEM

FUJIFILM CORPORATION, To...

1. An actinic ray-curable-type inkjet ink set for three-dimensional printing, comprising:a white ink composition W having the following composition; and
a color ink composition C having the following composition,
wherein the white ink composition W contains a white pigment and a polymerizable compound, in which a content of the white pigment is 0.5% by mass to 10% by mass with respect to a total mass of the white ink composition W, and
the color ink composition C contains a colorant, an acrylate monomer AC which forms a homopolymer having a glass transition temperature of 25° C. to 120° C., and an acrylate monomer BC which forms a homopolymer having a glass transition temperature of ?60° C. or higher and lower than 25° C., in which, with respect to a total mass of the color ink composition C, a content of the acrylate monomer AC is 5% by mass or more and less than 50% by mass and a content of the acrylate monomer BC is 20% by mass or more and less than 80% by mass,
wherein the actinic ray-curable-type inkjet ink set for three-dimensional printing further comprises an ink composition for a support material, the ink composition comprising a monofunctional acrylate compound, a polymerization initiator, and a water-soluble non-curing component, in which, with respect to a total mass of the ink composition for a support material, a content of a polyfunctional acrylate compound is 5% by mass or less, and a colorant is not substantially contained in the ink composition for a support material.

US Pat. No. 10,508,202

NANOSILICA COATING FOR RETARDING DEW FORMATION

3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES ...

3. A method for retarding dew formation on the surface of an article comprising a retro-reflective support, the method comprising the steps of:providing a substrate;
applying a primer coating composition free of silica particles to the surface of the substrate, wherein the primer coating composition comprises a hydrophilic organofunctional silane and a multifunctional acrylic-based additive, wherein the hydrophilic organofunctional silane is 3-(acryloyloxy)propyl trimethyoxysilane, 3-(methacryloyloxy)propyl trimethoxysilane, or a combination thereof, wherein the multifunctional acrylic-based additive is trimethylolpropane trimethacrylate, wherein a weight ratio of the hydrophilic organofunctional silane to the trimethylolpropane trimethacrylate is 95:5 to 60:40;
contacting at least part of the surface of said substrate with a silica nanoparticle coating composition comprising:
an aqueous dispersion of core-shell particles, each core-shell particle comprising a polymer core surrounded by a shell consisting essentially of silica nanoparticles disposed on said polymer core, said aqueous dispersion having a pH of less than 5, and
an acid having a pKa of less than 5;
drying said coating composition so as to provide a silica nanoparticle coating onto said substrate, and thereby forming a coating assembly; and
applying said coating assembly onto at least part of said retro-reflective support.

US Pat. No. 10,508,200

COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING TRIBLOCK COPOLYMERS

INGELL TECHNOLOGIES HOLDI...

1. A composition, comprising:a) 55-98.9 wt. % of at least one type of triblock copolymer (A) of formula (1)
R—B-A-B—R  (1)
b) 0.1-15 wt. % of at least one surfactant (B) and
c) 1-30 wt. % of water,
wherein A is a hydrophilic block having a number average molecular weight (Mn) of 100-1,000 Da, B is a hydrophobic block made from monomers comprising at least a monomer B1 and a monomer B2, wherein B1 and B2 have the largest weight contents in the hydrophobic block and B1 has a lower molecular weight than B2, wherein R is an end group which is H or a C1-030 organic moiety, wherein the composition is fluid in a temperature range of 0° C. to 37° C., wherein the weight % are relative to the sum of a), b) and c), and wherein the sum of components a), b) and c) is at least 80 wt. % of the entire composition.

US Pat. No. 10,508,195

ENVIRONMENT-FRIENDLY MATERIAL, MANUFACTURING METHOD OF WINDOW COVERING SLAT, AND WINDOW COVERING SLAT

Chin-Fu Chen, Taichung (...

1. An environment-friendly material comprising:65 wt % of inorganic mineral powder comprising calcium carbonate 60 wt % and calcium silicate 5 wt % both calcium carbonate and calcium silicate amounts being a percentage of the environment-friendly material;
20 wt % to 30 wt % of polyolefin, selected from a group consisting of linear low density polyethylene, low density polyethylene, medium density polyethylene, high density polyethylene, and polypropylene; and
5 wt % to 15 wt % of auxiliary agent selected from a group consisting of polyolefin elastomer, maleic anhydride grafted polyolefin elastomer, and maleic anhydride grafted polyethylene.

US Pat. No. 10,508,185

CONTROLLED RELEASE OF ACTIVATION CHEMICALS FOR THE DEPLOYMENT OF SHAPE MEMORY POLYMERS

BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPAN...

1. A method of installing a downhole device, the method comprising:introducing a downhole device into a wellbore, the downhole device comprising a substrate and a shape memory polymer in a deformed state disposed on the substrate;
combining a modified activation material in the form of a powder with a carrier to provide an activation fluid, the modified activation material comprising a modifying agent and an activation agent, the modifying agent comprising a soluble silicate; a carbohydrate; gelatin; polyvinyl alcohol; polyvinylpyrrolidone; polyacrylic acid; or a combination comprising at least one of the foregoing;
introducing the activation fluid into the wellbore;
releasing the activation agent in a liquid form from the modified activation material in the presence of sonication or an electromagnetic field; and
contacting the shape memory polymer in the deformed state with the released activation agent in an amount effective to deploy the shape memory polymer, the deployed shape memory polymer being an open cell foam having a pore size,
wherein the modified activation material has a particle size less than the pore size of the open cell foam.

US Pat. No. 10,508,182

DURABLE SUPERHYDROPHOBIC SURFACES

University of Florida Res...

1. A superhydrophobic appliance, comprisinga polydimethylsiloxane network, the polydimethylsiloxane network having elastomeric properties and comprising at least one surface with a multiplicity of re-entrant features,
wherein the multiplicity of re-entrant features render the at least one surface superhydrophobic,
wherein the re-entrant features have at least one dimension of 100 ?m or less,
wherein the re-entrant features comprise non-perpendicular cylinders extending from a base of the at least one surface, and
wherein the polydimethylsiloxane network comprises a plurality of reinforcing metal oxide particles dispersed therein, each of the plurality of reinforcing metal oxide particles having a particle size less than about 100 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,508,128

PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION OF SGLT INHIBITOR COMPOUNDS

Indoco Remedies Limited, ...

1. A process for the preparation of a compound of Formula IX,
wherein R is halogen, alkyl or alkoxy group; and Ar is aryl group, substituted or unsubstituted monocyclic, polycyclic or heterocyclic ring selected from the residues A, B, C or D as given below,
said process comprising,a) treating 2,3,4,6-tetra-O-benzyl-D-glucopyranose of Formula VI,

with an aryl halide compound of Formula VII

wherein Ar and R are as previously defined and X is Cl, Br, or I;
in the presence of a sodium hypochlorite solution, a strong base, and an organic solvent at a temperature in the range of -80° C. to 0° C. to isolate an intermediate compound of Formula I;

wherein Bn is Benzyl group; R1 is hydrogen or methyl; and
R and Ar are as defined above;
b) reacting the intermediate compound of Formula I with triethyl silane and boron trifluoride-diethyl etherate in presence of a solvent to obtain an intermediate compound of Formula VIII, wherein the solvent is dichloromethane, dichloroethane, chloroform, ethyl acetate, or a mixture thereof;

where R and Ar are as defined above,
c) purifying the compound of formula VIII from a solvent to obtain an intermediate compound of formula VIIIa; and

wherein R, Ar and Bn are same as previously defined; and
d) deprotecting the intermediate compound of Formula VIIIa to isolate the compound of Formula IX.

US Pat. No. 10,508,126

BISPHOSPHONATES VINYLIC MONOMERS AND POLYMERS AND USES THEREOF

Bar-Ilan University, Ram...

1. A particle comprising a compound or a polymer comprising a formula selected from the group consisting of:
wherein X is H, CH3, CN, phenyl, substituted phenyl, (CH2)mZ, or phenyl(CH2)mZ;
T is O, S or NH;
m equals 1 to 20;
n equals 1-100; and
Z is CN, NH2, Thiol, OH, or CO2H;

wherein X is H, CH3, CN, phenyl, substituted phenyl, (CH2)mZ, or phenyl(CH2)mZ; and
Z is CN, NH2, Thiol, OH, or CO2H;
or

wherein:
R1, R2, R3, and R4 are independently: H, CH3, OH, or a halogen; and
wherein said particle has a particle size ranging from 40 nm to 2.2 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,508,122

HETEROCYCLIC HYDROXAMIC ACIDS AS PROTEIN DEACETYLASE INHIBITORS AND DUAL PROTEIN DEACETYLASE-PROTEIN KINASE INHIBITORS AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A compound of formula (II):
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,
wherein:
ring A is an optionally substituted aryl or optionally substituted heteroaryl;
rings B and C taken together form a purine, imidazopyridine, pyrazolopyrimidine, pyrazolopyridine, pyrrolopyrimidine, thiazolopyrimidine, indole, pyrrolopyrimidinone or dihydropyrrolopyrimidine;
Z is N, CR2, O, S, C?O, SO or SO2;
R1 is C1-C6 alkyl, haloalkyl, hydroxyalkyl, carboxyalkyl, aryl, aryl-alkyl, heteroaryl, heteroaryl-alkyl, heterocyclic or carbocyclic, each of which is optionally substituted, or R1 is H or is absent, and wherein when Z is CR2, R1 and R2 taken together with the carbon atom to which they are attached may form a 3-7 membered ring which is optionally substituted;
X is O, S, SO, CO, CR2R3, NR4, CONR4, NR4CO, NR4CO2, NR4(CO)NR5 or a bond;
Y is C1-C6 alkyl, haloalkyl, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, (CH2)n-aryl, (CH2)n-heteroaryl, OR3, SR3, COR3, COOR3, SOR3, SO2R3, SO2NR4R5, NR4R5, NR4SO2R3, NR4COR3, NR4CO2R3, CONR4R5, CO2NR4R5 or NR4(CO)NR5, each of which is optionally substituted, or Y is H, CN, Cl, Br, I, F or is absent, and where R4 and R5 taken together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached may form a 4-7 membered ring which is optionally substituted;
L is C1-C9 alkylene, C2-C9 alkenylene or C2-C9 alkynylene, any of which is optionally substituted, wherein one or more of the carbon atoms of the alkylene, alkenylene or alkynylene is optionally replaced with O, S, NR4, CO, CONR4, NR4CO, CO2NR4, NR4CO2, NR4(CO)NR5, a cycloalkyl or a heterocycle, with the proviso that heteroatoms are not bonded directly to alkenyl or alkynyl carbons, and that the carbon atom adjacent to X shall not be optionally replaced such that a heteroatom-heteroatom bond results;
each R2 is independently C1-C6 alkyl, alkoxy, aryl, (CH2)n-aryl, heteroaryl, (CH2)n-heteroaryl, cycloalkyl or heterocyclic, each of which is optionally substituted, or R2 is H or hydroxy;
R3 is C1-C6 alkyl, alkoxy, aryl, (CH2)n-aryl, heteroaryl, (CH2)n-heteroaryl, cycloalkyl or heterocyclic, each of which is optionally substituted, or R3 is H;
R4 is C1-C6 alkyl, aryl, (CH2)n-aryl, heteroaryl, (CH2)n-heteroaryl, cycloalkyl or heterocyclic, each of which is optionally substituted, or R4 is H;
R5 is C1-C6 alkyl, aryl, (CH2)n-aryl, heteroaryl, (CH2)n-heteroaryl, cycloalkyl or heterocyclic, each of which is optionally substituted, or R5 is H; and
n is 1-4.

US Pat. No. 10,508,121

CORTISTATIN ANALOGUES AND SYNTHESES AND USES THEREOF

President and Fellows of ...

1. A method of treating a myeloproliferative disorder, comprising administering to a subject in need thereof a compound of formulaor a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein the compound or pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof is optionally in a pharmaceutical composition.

US Pat. No. 10,508,115

TOLL-LIKE RECEPTOR 7 (TLR7) AGONISTS HAVING HETEROATOM-LINKED AROMATIC MOIETIES, CONJUGATES THEREOF, AND METHODS AND USES THEREFOR

Bristol-Myers Squibb Comp...

1. A compound represented by formula (I) or (II)whereinR1 is (C1-C5 alkyl)O, (C1-C2 alkyl)O(CH2)2-3O, (C1-C5 alkyl)C(?O)O, (C1-C5 alkyl)NH, (C1-C2 alkyl)O(CH2)2-3NH, or (C1-C5 alkyl)C(?O)NH;
R2 is, independently for each occurrence thereof, H, C1-C3 alkyl, halo, O(C1-C3 alkyl), CN, or NO2;
X is, independently for each occurrence thereof, CR2 or N;
R3 is O, S, NH, or N(C1-C3 alkyl);
Ar is

where one of Y, Y? and Y? is selected from —O—, —S—, —NH— and —N(C1-C3 alkyl)- and the other two of Y, Y?, and Y? are selected from ?N— and ?CR2—;
R4 is H, C1-C3 alkyl, halo, O(C1-C3 alkyl), CN, NO2, or (CH2)xR5, where the subscript x is 1, 2, 3, or 4; and
R5 is H, halo, OH, CN, NH2, NH(C1-C5 alkyl), N(C1-C5 alkyl)2, NH(C3-C6 cycloalkyl), NH(C4-C8 bicycloalkyl), NH(C6-C10 spirocycloalkyl), N(C3-C6 cycloalkyl)2, NH(CH2)1-3(aryl), N((CH2)1-3(aryl))2, a cyclic amine moiety having the structure

 a 6-membered aromatic or heteroaromatic moiety or a 5-membered heteroaromatic moiety;
wherein
an alkyl, cycloalkyl, bicycloalkyl, spriocycloalkyl, cyclic amine, 6-membered aromatic or heteroaromatic, or 5-membered heteroaromatic moiety is optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from OH, halo, CN, (C1-C3 alkyl), O(C1-C3 alkyl), C(?O)(Me), SO2(C1-C3 alkyl), C(?O)(Et), NH2, NH(Me), N(Me)2, NH(Et), N(Et)2, and N(C1-C3 alkyl)2; and
a cycloalkyl, bicycloalkyl, spiroalkyl, or cyclic amine moiety may have a CH2 group replaced by O, S, NH, N(C1-C3 alkyl), or N(Boc).

US Pat. No. 10,508,113

INHIBITORS OF TYROSINE KINASE 2 MEDIATED SIGNALING

AbbVie Inc., North Chica...

1. A compound of Formula (II-a):
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof;
wherein:
R1 is unsubstituted or substituted C1-3alkyl, unsubstituted or substituted C3-4carbocyclyl, or unsubstituted or substituted 4- to 5-membered heterocyclyl;
R2 is -NH2, -NHR2a, unsubstituted or substituted C1-3alkyl, and R2a is unsubstituted or substituted C1-3alkyl;
R3 is -(C1-3alkylene)m-OR3a, -(C1-3alkylene)m-N(R3a)2, C1-3alkyl, or C1-3haloalkyl, wherein m is 0 or 1, and each instance of R3a is independently hydrogen, C1-3alkyl, or C1-3haloalkyl;
each instance of R4a and R4ab is hydrogen;
R5 is hydrogen, -CN, -OR5a, -NHR5a, or unsubstituted or substituted C1-6alkyl, wherein R5a is unsubstituted or substituted C1-6alkyl, unsubstituted or substituted C3-6carbocyclyl, unsubstituted or substituted C3-6carbocyclylC1-3alkyl, unsubstituted or substituted 4- to 6-membered heterocyclyl, or unsubstituted or substituted 4- to 6-membered heterocyclylC1-3alkyl;
n is 1; and
each instance of substituted is independent substitution with 1, 2, or 3 substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, -CN, -OH, C1-3alkyl, C1-3haloalkyl, -OC1-3alkyl, and -OC1-3haloalkyl.

US Pat. No. 10,508,103

BENZIMIDAZOLE-LINKED INDOLE COMPOUND ACTING AS NOVEL DIVALENT IAP ANTAGONIST

MEDSHINE DISCOVERY INC., ...

30. A pharmaceutical composition comprising an effective amount of the compound or the pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof of claim 1.

US Pat. No. 10,508,090

SULFONAMIDES AS GPR40- AND GPR120-AGONISTS

1. A compound of formula (I):
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,
wherein:
A is a mono or di-carbocyclic residue, optionally partially or totally unsaturated, comprising carbon atoms and optionally one or more heteroatoms selected from N, S and O;
R1, R2, and R3 are independently selected from the group consisting of —H, -halogen, —CF3, —CN, —CH2CN, —OMe, —OCF3, —OH, phenyl, —OPh, —OCH2Ph, —OCH2OMe, —OCH2CN—NO2, —NR?R?, linear or branched C1-C6 alkyl, —O(CH2)p—S(O)2Me and a five-membered ring heterocycle;
wherein R? and R? are independently —H or C1-C4 alkyl;
wherein phenyl and the five-membered ring heterocycle are independently unsubstituted or substituted with a group selected from the group consisting of linear or branched C1-C4 alkyl, halogen, —OMe and —OH;
p is 1 to 4;
X is —CH2 or —C(O);
n is 0, 1 or 2;
R4 is —Y—C(O)OH, wherein Y is a straight chain C4-C18 hydrocarbon, saturated or unsaturated; and
R4 is in position meta or para on the aromatic ring;
wherein when A is phenyl, n is 0, and Y is a C4 hydrocarbon, at least one of said R1, R2, R3 is not hydrogen;
wherein when A is phenyl, n is 0, Y is a C4 hydrocarbon, and R1 and R2 are hydrogen, R3 is not Cl in position para on the aromatic ring.

US Pat. No. 10,508,078

COMPOUND, PHOTOPOLYMERIZATION INITIATOR COMPRISING SAID COMPOUND, AND PHOTOSENSITIVE RESIN COMPOSITION CONTAINING SAID PHOTOPOLYMERIZATION INITIATOR

TOKYO UNIVERSITY OF SCIEN...

1. A compound of formula (1):
wherein in formula (1),
R1 is a hydrogen atom, a hydroxyl group, an alkoxy group having a carbon number of 1 to 18 or an organic group selected from the group consisting of an alkyl group having a carbon number of 1 to 18, an alkenyl group having a carbon number of 2 to 18, an alkynyl group having a carbon number of 2 to 18, an aryl group having a carbon number of 6 to 12, an acyl group having a carbon number 1 to 18, an aroyl group having a carbon number of 7 to 18, a nitro group, a cyano group, an alkylthio group having a carbon number of 1 to 18, and a halogen atom,
when there is a plurality of R1, each R1 may be the same or different from each other;
R2, R3, R5, and R6 each independently is a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, a hydroxyl group, an alkoxy group having a carbon number of 1 to 18, a mercapto group, a sulfide group, a silyl group, a silanol group, a nitro group, a nitroso group, a cyano group, a sulfino group, a sulfo group, a sulfonato group, a phosphino group, a phosphinyl group, a phosphono group, a phosphonato group, an amino group, an ammonio group, or an organic group selected from the group consisting of an alkyl group having a carbon number of 1 to 20, an aryl group having a carbon number of 6 to 20, an aralkyl group, a halogenated alkyl group, an isocyano group, a cyanate group, an isocyanato group, a thiocyanato group, an isothiocyanato group, an alkoxycarbonyl group, a carbamoyl group, a thiocarbamoyl group, a carboxyl group, a carboxylate group, an acyl group having a carbon number of 1 to 20, an acyloxy group, and a hydroxyimino group;
R2 and R3 on the same benzene ring may be connected to form a ring structure;
R5 and R6 on the same benzene ring may be connected to form a ring structure;
R4 each independently is an organic group selected from the group consisting of an alkyl group having a carbon number of 1 to 20 containing a thioether bond, an aryl group having a carbon number of 6 to 20 containing a thioether bond, an aralkyl group containing a thioether bond, a halogenated alkyl group containing a thioether bond, an isocyano group containing a thioether bond, a cyanate group containing a thioether bond, an isocyanato group containing a thioether bond, a thiocyanato group containing a thioether bond, an isothiocyanato group containing a thioether bond, an alkoxycarbonyl group containing a thioether bond, a carbamoyl group containing a thioether bond, a thiocarbamoyl group containing a thioether bond, a carboxyl group containing a thioether bond, a carboxylate group containing a thioether bond, an acyl group containing a thioether bond, an acyloxy group having an acyl group containing a thioether bond, and a hydroxyimino group containing a thioether bond;
X is a residue being a saturated hydrocarbon including a ring structure having a 3- to 10-membered ring from which n hydrogen atoms are removed; and
n is an integer of 1 to 6.

US Pat. No. 10,508,063

OLEFIN OLIGOMERIZATION IN THE PRESENCE OF CYCLOPENTENE

ExxonMobil Chemical Paten...

1. A process for converting an olefin-containing hydrocarbon feed into an oligomerization product, the process comprising the steps of:(a) contacting the olefin-containing hydrocarbon feed in a reactor with an oligomerization catalyst having a deactivation rate of below 20° C. per 1,000 ton (t) of oligomerization product under conditions suitable to oligomerize the olefin to obtain a reactor effluent, the olefin-containing hydrocarbon feed comprising at least one C2 to C12 acyclic olefin and cyclopentene, the reactor effluent comprising an oligomerization product which comprises C6 to C16 cycloalkenes,
wherein the deactivation rate of the oligomerization catalyst is defined as the temperature increase needed to maintain 90% conversion of the selected at least one acyclic olefin(s) in the feed per 1,000 ton (t) oligomerization product produced pert of oligomerization catalyst; and
(b) adjusting the content of cyclopentene in the olefin-containing hydrocarbon feed to a level at or below 1.5 wt % based on the total weight of olefins in the hydrocarbon feed to maintain the deactivation rate.

US Pat. No. 10,508,060

FERTILIZER WITH ORGANIC POTASSIUM SALTS

NACHURS ALPINE SOLUTIONS,...

1. A fertilizer composition comprising water and a carboxylic acid salt of potassium selected from (1) CH3(CH2)xCOOK wherein x=0-4, (2) MOOC(CR1R2)xCOOK wherein R1?—H or —OH or —COOM and R2?—H or —OH or —COOM and x=0-4 and M=H or K, (3) HO(CR1R2)xCOOK wherein R1?H or a C1 to C4 alkyl group and R2?H or a C1 to C4 alkyl group and x=1-5, (4) CH3CO(CR1R2)xCOOK wherein R1?H or a C1 to C4 alkyl group and R2?H or a C1 to C4 alkyl group and x=1-3, or (5) combinations thereof, and optionally, a second potassium source selected from the group consisting of potassium phosphate, potassium hydroxide, potassium chloride, potassium thiosulfate, potassium silicate and combinations thereof, wherein the organic potassium source combined with the optional second potassium source delivers from 1% to 40% available potassium in the form of K2O in the fertilizer composition and wherein the fertilizer composition has a Storage Stability Value defined by the equation:and wherein (a) the Storage Stability Value of the fertilizer composition is less than 75 and the fertilizer composition has a pH between 5.5 and 7.7 or (b) the Storage Stability Value of the fertilizer composition is greater than 100 and the fertilizer composition has a pH between 6.0 and 9.5.

US Pat. No. 10,508,056

METHOD TO FORM SILICON CARBIDE FIBERS BY SINGLE STAGE PYROLYSIS OF POLYSILAZANE PRECURSORS

GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY,...

1. A method for producing a substantially crystalline, dense silicon carbide fiber having a diameter between 1 ?m and 50 ?m, said method comprising:heating an infusible polysilazane fiber
(1) in a continuous process in a single furnace with constant atmospheric condition, wherein the infusible polysilazane fiber continuously moves through the single furnace and the infusible polysilazane fiber is heated at a continuous ramp rate;
(2) to a maximum temperature between 1750° C. and 2150° C.;
(3) the infusible polysilazane fiber is heated at the maximum temperature for a time between 1 minute and 15 minutes;
whereby said infusible polysilazane fiber is converted to a substantially crystalline, dense silicon carbide fiber.

US Pat. No. 10,508,052

TUBE GLASS CUTTING METHOD AND CUTTING DEVICE, AND TUBE GLASS PRODUCT MANUFACTURING METHOD

NIPPON ELECTRIC GLASS CO....

1. A method of cutting a tube glass, comprising:irradiating the tube glass with laser light having a focal point adjusted to an inside of the tube glass, to thereby form an inner crack region including one or more cracks in a portion of the tube glass in a circumferential direction of the tube glass through multiphoton absorption that occurs in an irradiation region of the laser light; and
generating, in the tube glass, a stress that urges the one or more cracks in the inner crack region to propagate in the circumferential direction of the tube glass to cause the one or more cracks to propagate throughout an entire circumference of the tube glass, to thereby cut the tube glass.

US Pat. No. 10,508,051

LENS FORMING MOLD AND MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR CYLINDRICAL LENS

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A manufacturing method for a plurality of cylindrical lenses using a lens forming mold for forming, from a glass material formed into a circular plate shape, a molding on which a plurality of cylindrical surfaces are arranged in parallel, the lens forming mold comprising:a first mold comprising: a plurality of cylindrical surface forming portions that are arranged in parallel at equal intervals; and a first flat surface forming portion that is provided between adjacent cylindrical surface forming portions; and
a second mold comprising a second flat surface forming portion that sandwiches the glass material and faces the plurality of cylindrical surface forming portions and the first flat surface forming portion of the first mold when the molding is molded,
wherein the first mold and the second mold are each formed into a cylindrical shape that has a circular molding surface,
the method comprising the steps of:
placing a glass material formed into a circular plate shape on the first mold and joining the first mold and the second mold to thereby form, without performing centering, a molding on which a plurality of cylindrical surfaces are arranged in parallel; and
cutting the molding with a cutting tool in two directions, the two directions being a direction in which the plurality of cylindrical surfaces are arranged and a direction that intersects with the direction in which the plurality of cylindrical surfaces are arranged, to thereby obtain the plurality of cylindrical lenses from one molding.

US Pat. No. 10,508,032

CATALYSTS AND RELATED METHODS FOR PHOTOCATALYTIC PRODUCTION OF H2O2 AND THERMOCATALYTIC REACTANT OXIDATION

Northwestern University, ...

1. A composition comprising a nanoparticulate TiO2 core component, the nanoparticulate TiO2 core component having a surface; a SiO2 shell component coupled to and partially coating the surface of said core component; and transition metal moieties coupled to said shell component, said composition comprising pores comprising TiO2 surface areas.

US Pat. No. 10,508,019

LISTING BEAD FOR UPHOLSTERY CLIPS

Hope Global, Division of ...

1. A listing for assembling trim covers to a foam substrate containing one or more clips comprising:a listing bead defining a cross section with a tapered shape with a bottom tip and upper barbs, and
a strip if web material affixed to the listing bead, the web material defining at least one cutout in the web, the at least one cutout in the web located in at least one position relative to the one or more clips in the foam substrate during assembly of the listing to the one or more clips.

US Pat. No. 10,508,015

DELIVERING TAP MADE OF PLASTIC MATERIAL FOR CONNECTING SYSTEMS EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC CLOSURE

Vitop Moulding S.R.L., A...

1. A tap for delivering liquids from a container, comprising:a supporting body comprising at an end thereof fitting means with a container, the supporting body further comprising a first opening for making liquid go out, and connecting means adapted to be connected to connecting means present on a connector;
a central pin fixedly connected to a central element of the supporting body and comprising at an end thereof a fastening element and at an opposite end an abutment element for opening the connector when the connector is connected to the tap;
wherein the tap is completely made of plastic material, and further comprises:
a membrane elastic sealing valve connected to the fastening element of the central pin, adapted to allow automatically closing the tap and to perform an operating sealing of the same with the main body;
a control member connected to the elastic sealing valve for opening and closing the tap, the control member being adapted to be actuated through a thrust of the connector on end elements with which the control member is equipped, to open the tap transmitting a force to the valve connected to the control member.

US Pat. No. 10,508,008

PNEUMATIC JACKING ASSEMBLY

1. A pneumatic jacking assembly being configured to selectively lift a vehicle, said assembly comprising:an air bag being configured to be selectively inflated, said air bag having a top edge, a bottom edge and an outer wall extending therebetween, said outer wall having a plurality of intersecting sides such that said air bag has a cubic shape;
a first plate being coupled to said air bag, said first plate being configured to be positioned on a support surface such that said first plate is positioned beneath a vehicle;
a second plate being coupled to said air bag wherein said second plate is configured to abut the vehicle when said air bag is inflated thereby facilitating said air bag to lift the vehicle for servicing the vehicle, said second plate having a primary surface, a secondary surface and a perimeter edge extending therebewteen, said top edge of said air bag being bonded to said secondary surface such that said top edge forms a fluid impermeable seal with said secondary surface, said top edge being coextensive with said perimeter edge of said second plate, said primary surface having a plurality of grooves wherein each of said grooves is configured to frictionally engage the vehicle thereby inhibiting the vehicle from sliding on said primary surface, each of said grooves being linear and extending perpendicularly between opposite sides of said perimeter edge of said second plate, said grooves being spaced apart from each other and being distributed along said primary surface;
a pump being coupled to said first plate, said pump being in fluid communication with an interior of said air bag, said pump inflating said air bag when said pump is turned on, said second plate being urged away from said first plate when said air bag is inflated wherein said second plate is configured to lift the vehicle; and
a power supply being electrically coupled to said pump, said power supply comprising a power cord extending away from said first plate, said power cord having a negative line and a positive line, each of said negative line and said positive line having a distal end with respect to said pump.

US Pat. No. 10,508,002

ROPE LIFTING TOOL AND A ROPE LIFTING ARRANGEMENT

KONE CORPORATION, Helsin...

1. A rope lifting tool for belt-shaped ropes comprising:a first guide for guiding the rope lifting tool along a first guide rail;
a second guide for guiding the rope lifting tool along a second guide rail;
an upright plate extending in a vertical direction and including a front surface and a back surface;
an inclined plate including a front surface and a back surface, wherein an entirety of the inclined plate is at an acute angle relative to the upright plate, the upright plate and the inclined plate having a wedge shaped space between them and the front surface of the upright plate overlaps the entirety of the inclined plate and extends beyond the inclined plate in the vertical direction and in a horizontal direction, the horizontal direction being perpendicular to the vertical direction;
a plurality of wedge members placed adjacent each other inside the wedge-shaped space and in contact with the back surface of the inclined plate and the front surface of the upright plate; and
a plurality of guide bolts,
wherein each guide bolt extends only through a respective elongated aperture of the inclined plate into a respective wedge member, each elongated aperture has a substantially oblong shape, and each guide bolt is movable along a length of the respective elongated aperture to alter a vertical position of the respective wedge member,
wherein the back surface of the inclined plate faces the front surface of the upright plate,
wherein the plurality of wedge members are spaced apart in the horizontal direction,
wherein a rope gap for receiving an end of a belt-shaped rope is formed directly between each wedge member and the upright plate, which rope gap is narrowable by wedging of the wedge member in the wedge shaped space,
wherein the first and second guides are configured to slide along the first and second guide rails, respectively, to provide lateral support for the rope lifting tool,
wherein the entirety of the first and second guides are spaced from the upright plate and from the inclined plate, and
wherein each of the upright plate and the inclined plate are substantially planar.

US Pat. No. 10,507,997

DISPENSER FOR DISPENSING A TWO-LAYER ADHESIVE TAPE, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A TWO-LAYER ADHESIVE TAPE

TESA SE, Norderstedt (DE...

1. A dispenser configured for dispensing a strip of a first adhesive tape that is adhesive on both sides and on one side is covered with a liner, the dispenser comprising:a first storage unit from which the first adhesive tape is drawn off;
a second storage unit from which a second adhesive tape is drawn off;
a connection installation by means of which the first adhesive tape and the second adhesive tape are interconnected to form a two-ply adhesive tape;
an application installation by means of which the two-ply adhesive tape as a composite is capable of being applied to a substrate; and
a storage roll that is capable of being driven by a drive installation that is synchronized with the drawing-off movement of the first adhesive tape, of the second adhesive tape, or the two-ply adhesive tape is provided, wherein
the liner which has been drawn off from the two-ply adhesive tape is wound onto said storage roll.

US Pat. No. 10,507,995

SHEET CONVEYING DEVICE, IMAGE READING DEVICE, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

RICOH COMPANY, LTD., Tok...

17. A sheet conveying device comprising a separator to separate a sheet from a plurality of sheets,the separator including:
a separation conveyor to convey the sheet;
a separation resistance member to press against the separation conveyor via the sheet;
a resistance-member rotary shaft;
a resistance-member holder, rotatable about the resistance-member rotary shaft with respect to an apparatus body, to hold the separation resistance member;
a biasing member to bias the resistance-member holder to press the separation resistance member toward the separation conveyor;
a biasing-member rotary shaft; and
a biasing-member holder, rotatable about the biasing-member rotary shaft with respect to the apparatus body, to hold the biasing member,
wherein, when a rotation position of the biasing-member holder in a state in which the resistance-member holder is detached from the apparatus body is a first rotation position and a rotation position of the biasing-member holder in a state in which the resistance-member holder is assembled to the apparatus body is a second rotation position, the biasing member held by the biasing-member holder at the first rotation position is positioned at a more downstream side in a moving direction of the resistance-member holder that moves to detach from the apparatus body than the biasing member held by the biasing-member holder at the second rotation position.

US Pat. No. 10,507,994

PAPER FEEDER

KONICA MINOLTA, INC., To...

1. A paper feeder for transporting paper sheets from a paper rest, comprising:a head fan that blows air through an air path toward the paper sheets on or above the paper rest;
a suction fan that applies negative pressure to some of the paper sheets blown by the head fan;
a switching member disposed in the air path that changes a direction of the air from the head fan;
a head shutter disposed in the air path between the head fan and the switching member, wherein the head shutter selectively stops a flow of the air through the air path directed to the switching member; and
a hardware processor that determines a length of time for blocking the airflow by the head shutter,
wherein the switching member is configured to switch between a first position in which air from the head fan is directed in a first direction for floating some of the paper sheets and a second position in which air from the head fan is directed in a second direction toward the suction fan, and
the hardware processor controls the head shutter to stop air flow of the air directed by the switching member at a stop time when the switching member is in the second position, the hardware processor determines the stop time based on a weight of one of the paper sheets and a resistance of the one of the paper sheets to an external force, the stop time being a start time for the length of time for blocking the airflow by the head shutter.

US Pat. No. 10,507,985

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SLEEVE DETECTION

United States Postal Serv...

1. A tray processing apparatus comprising:a conveyor for transporting a tray along a transport direction;
a height profile sensor disposed proximate the conveyor and configured to determine a plurality of height profiles of the tray, each of the plurality of height profiles corresponding to a different portion of the tray along the transport direction; and
a processor in communication with the height profile sensor, the processor configured to:
receive the determined plurality of height profiles from the height profile sensor;
process the plurality of height profiles to determine sleeve status data points corresponding to individual height profiles of the plurality of height profiles; and
determine a transport destination for the tray from a plurality of available transport destinations based at least in part on the determined sleeve status data points.

US Pat. No. 10,507,973

FOLDABLE CONTAINER

KUMKANG KIND CO., LTD., ...

1. A foldable container comprising:a pair of side walls disposed side-by-side;
a guide rail disposed in a direction transverse-crossing between lower ends of the one pair of side walls to guide movement of at least one of the side walls;
an upper plate and a lower plate, wherein each of the upper plate and the lower plate is divided into at least two unit plates that are rotatably connected to each other so as to be folded by the movement of the side wall, and wherein each of the upper plate and the lower plate connects upper ends of the pair of side walls to each other and connects lower ends of the one pair of side walls to each other; and
a door rotatably connected to each of a front end and a rear end of the side wall,
wherein the guide rail includes a first rail fixed to one side wall of the pair of the side walls and a second rail rotatably connected to an end portion of the first rail to guide the movement of the other side wall of the pair of the side walls.

US Pat. No. 10,507,970

CONFECTIONERY PACKAGING AND METHOD OF OPENING

13. A method of forming a confectionery packaging of claim 1, the method comprising the steps of:preforming the first part and the second part,
placing the confectionery product in the first part; and
sealing the flange of the second part to the flange of the first part.

US Pat. No. 10,507,961

ORGANIZING DEVICE WITH FLEXIBLE TIES

Nite Ize, Inc., Boulder,...

1. An organizing device for holding a cord, comprising:a body;
a plurality of rubberized twist ties, the body configured to hold the plurality of rubberized twist ties; and
an attachment mechanism connected to the body, the attachment mechanism for attaching the body to a surface, wherein the body includes a plurality of paired apertures, each of the plurality of paired apertures holding a first end and a second end of a twist tie of the plurality of twist ties such that a loop in the twist tie is formed, the twist tie held in the paired apertures by a first end cap and a second end cap of the twist tie, an uncompressed width of the first and second end caps of the twist tie being greater than a width of the paired apertures, wherein the loop has a first position slid up from the body and a second position slid down around a cord against the body.

US Pat. No. 10,507,947

LABELLING MACHINE WITH A CONTROLLED BRAKE ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF ITS OPERATION

VIDEOJET TECHNOLOGIES INC...

1. A labelling machine comprising:a supply spool support for supporting a supply spool comprising a label stock;
a take-up spool support adapted to take up a portion of the label stock;
a motive device configured to propel the label stock along a web path from the supply spool support towards the take up spool support;
a first arrangement configured to produce a first signal indicative of a speed at which label stock is removed from the supply spool by the motive device;
a controller configured to receive the first signal and output a brake assembly control signal based upon the first signal;
a brake assembly configured to apply a braking force to the supply spool support based upon the brake assembly control signal, the braking force resisting rotation of the supply spool support;
wherein the controller is configured to output the brake assembly control signal based upon a target supply spool speed.

US Pat. No. 10,507,946

PRODUCTION AND PACKAGING INSTALLATION FOR HYGIENE PRODUCTS, AND METHOD FOR OPERATING THE SAME

1. A method for operating a production and packaging installation (10) for hygiene products (11) in which the hygiene products (11) are produced, the production and packaging installation (10) comprising a grouping conveyor (16) assigned to a machine group comprising a plurality of packaging machines (A-D), the method comprising:producing the hygiene products (11) in a unit for producing the hygiene products (11);
supplying individually the hygiene products (11) produced by the unit for producing the hygiene products (11), one after the other, to the grouping conveyor (16) which has individual holders for the hygiene products (11);
filling a respective one of the individual holders with either (a) one of the hygiene products (11) or (b) a hygiene-product group comprising a plurality of the hygiene products (11);
assigning at least one of the individual holders to one of the plurality of packaging machines (A-D);
removing the one of the hygiene products (11) or the hygiene-product group from the respective one of the individual holders in which it is located by pushing the one of the hygiene products (11) or the hygiene-product group from the respective one of the individual holders into one of the plurality of packaging machines (A-D), thereby supplying the one of the hygiene products (11) or the hygiene-product group to the one of the plurality of packaging machines (A-D); and then;
packaging (a) the one of the hygiene products (11) or the hygiene-product group from one of the individual holders together with (b) at least another of the one of the hygiene products (11) or another of the hygiene-product groups from another of the individual holders into a pack (21-24),
wherein, prior to the filling operation, each of the individual holders is automatically assigned in each case to one of the plurality of packaging machines (A-D) such that the one of the hygiene products (11) or the hygiene-product group located in the one of the individual holders assigned to the one of the plurality of packaging machines (A-D) is subsequently fed to the one of the plurality of packaging machines (A-D),
wherein the individual holders are filled with a number of the hygiene products (11) selected automatically for each of the individual holders in dependence on which of the one of the plurality of packaging machines (A-D) (a) the one of the hygiene products (11) or the hygiene-product group from the one of the individual holders together with (b) the at least another of the one of the hygiene products (11) or the another of the hygiene-product groups from the another of the individual holders is intended for,
wherein at least two of the plurality of packaging machines (A-D) are assigned to the unit for producing the hygiene products (11),
wherein at least one of the plurality of packaging machines (A-D) packages (a) the one of the hygiene products (11) or the hygiene-product group from one of the individual holders together with (b) the at least another of the one of the hygiene products (11) or the another of the hygiene-product groups from the another of the individual holders into the pack (21-24) which, in respect of the number of the hygiene products (11) contained therein, differ from the pack (21-24) of at least one other of the plurality of packaging machines (A-D) and
wherein, during the filling of the individual holders, the number of the hygiene products (11) provided in the pack (21-24) is automatically divided up between a plurality of the individual holders, in dependence on the number of the hygiene products (11) to be contained in the pack (21-24).

US Pat. No. 10,507,929

ATTACHED ROCKET PARACHUTE DEPLOYMENT SYSTEM

Kitty Hawk Corporation, ...

1. A parachute deployment system, comprising:a parachute tethered to an aircraft; and
a self-propelled projectile tethered to the parachute and configured to be launched in a trajectory away from the aircraft, wherein the self-propelled projectile pulls the parachute taut in one dimension, the self-propelled projectile comprises a hollow outer cylindrical component, and an end of the cylindrical component has an opening smaller than a base of the self-propelled projectile.

US Pat. No. 10,507,923

AUTOMATIC EJECTION DEVICE AND SYSTEM

Rockwell Collins, Inc., ...

1. A system, comprising:a device, comprising:
a body including a back wall and a front wall, the body having a cavity at least forming a plurality of spring channels and at least one rail, the plurality of spring channels and the at least one rail extending in a longitudinal direction between the back wall and the front wall of the body, each of the at least one rail implemented between two of the plurality of spring channels, the front wall of the body having an aperture extending into the cavity;
a plurality of springs, each of the plurality of springs implemented in one of the plurality of spring channels, each of the plurality of springs configured to compress and decompress within one of the plurality of spring channels; and
a plunger comprising a plunger head and a plunger rod extending from the plunger head and through the aperture, the plunger head implemented within the cavity and configured to engage the plurality of springs, the plunger head having at least one rail guide channel, each of the at least one rail guide channel configured to accommodate one of the at least one rail,
wherein, when a compressive force is applied to an end of the plunger rod, the plunger head compresses the plurality of springs as the plunger head travels in a first direction within the cavity along the at least one rail,
wherein, when the compressive force is reduced or removed, the plunger head travels in a second direction opposite the first direction within the cavity along the at least one rail.

US Pat. No. 10,507,920

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR LIFTING BODY VIBRATION CONTROL

SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORP., ...

1. An external cargo system for a rotary wing aircraft, comprising:lifting gear having rotary wing aircraft and external cargo ends; and
a damping assembly which is tunable to one or more frequencies of the rotary wing aircraft and which is connected in series with the lifting gear, wherein the lifting gear and the damping assembly define a damped load path extending through the rotary wing aircraft and external cargo ends of the lifting gear to reduce vibrational force transmitted along the load path between an external load suspended from a rotary wing aircraft and the rotary wing aircraft, and wherein the lifting gear is configured to connect the damping assembly to the external load,
the damping assembly comprising:
a housing defining an aperture;
a sliding piston extending through the housing aperture and slidably disposed within an interior of the housing; and
a floating piston slidably disposed within an interior of the sliding piston, wherein the floating piston separates a variable volume first chamber and a constant volume chamber defined within an interior of the damping assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,507,903

SYSTEM FOR PROTECTING A ROTATABLE SHAFT OF A MOTOR FROM EXCESSIVE BENDING MOMENTS

AEROVIRONMENT, INC., Sim...

1. A motor apparatus, comprising:a motor attached to a first structure;
a rotatable shaft extending from said motor; and
a second structure coupled to said rotatable shaft, said second structure having a surface disposed adjacent to and apart from at least a portion of the first structure;
wherein a bending moment applied to said rotatable shaft results in a bending of said rotatable shaft such that at least a portion of said surface contacts at least a portion of the first structure.

US Pat. No. 10,507,898

LOCKOUT FOR REMOTE CONTROLS ON MARINE VESSELS

Brunswick Corporation, M...

1. A shift control system for a marine drive, the shift control system comprising:a remote control having a base and a control lever movable by an operator to shift a gear system of a marine drive into one of a forward gear, a reverse gear, and a neutral state;
a controller;
a lever position sensor that senses the position of the control lever at a sample rate;
wherein the controller calculates the rate of change of the position of the control lever based on the position sensed by the lever position sensor and determines whether the rate of change exceeds a threshold rate of change; and
wherein the controller engages a lockout to prevent the shift control system from shifting into reverse gear based on whether the rate of change exceeds the threshold rate of change.

US Pat. No. 10,507,893

RIBBON FOIL DEPRESSOR

GX Technology Canada Ltd....

1. A depressor foil for submerging a towed cable comprisinga body with a foil shape having a leading edge, a trailing edge, which define a chord length therebetween and further defining
a cambered first surface extending between the leading edge and the trailing edge configured to provide negative lift;
a relatively flat second surface with respect to the first surface extending between the leading edge and the trailing edge;
a first lateral side that extends between a first lateral edge of the first surface, a first lateral edge of the second surface, the leading edge, and the trailing edge; and
a second lateral side that extends between a second lateral edge of the first surface, a second lateral edge of the second surface, the leading edge, and the trailing edge;
a first tubular conduit configured to receive a cable therethrough, defined within the body and extending laterally therein adjacent to the leading edge, and opening to each of the first and second lateral sides;
a second tubular conduit configured to receive a cable therethrough, defined within the body and extending laterally therein aft of, adjacent to, and parallel to the first tubular conduit, and opening to each of the first and second lateral sides, wherein the first and second tubular conduits are positioned within a forward half of the chord length; and
a third tubular conduit configured to receive a cable therethrough, defined within the body and extending laterally therein adjacent to the trailing edge within an aft half of the chord length, parallel to the second tubular conduit, and opening to each of the first and second lateral sides.