US Pat. No. 10,191,107

RANKING DEFECTS WITH YIELD IMPACTS

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. A method comprising:identifying failure types that caused defective items to fail testing using a processor;
grouping the defective items by the failure types to produce failure-type groups using the processor;
determining a failure-type limited yield within each of the failure-type groups using the processor;
analyzing the defective items to identify defect types that caused failures using defect identification equipment;
determining a failure-type group-specific defect ratio based on proportions of the defect types within each of the failure-type groups using the processor;
weighting each of the failure-type group-specific defect ratio using the failure-type limited yield, to produce a weighted failure-type group-specific defect limited yield for each of the defect types within each of the failure-type groups using the processor;
for each of the defect types, combining the weighted failure-type group-specific defect limited yield from each of the failure-type groups to produce a failure-type influenced defect-type total limited yield for each of defect types using the processor;
ranking the defect types based on the failure-type influenced defect-type total limited yield using the processor; and
correcting a design of manufactured items used to produce the defective items by fixing a defect with the lowest failure type influenced defect-type total limited yield based on the ranking.

US Pat. No. 10,191,099

SEMICONDUCTOR TEST DEVICE AND METHOD, AND DATA ANALYSIS DEVICE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A semiconductor test device, comprising:an actuator holding a radiation source and adjusting a distance between the radiation source and a sample; and
a controller controlling an operation of the actuator and calculating a soft error rate (SER) of the sample based on the distance between the radiation source and the sample,
wherein the controller calculates a first distance between the radiation source and the sample at which the SER of the sample becomes zero, and calculates a metal-to-dielectric ratio of the sample based on the first distance.

US Pat. No. 10,191,096

ELECTRIC VEHICLE DISAGGREGATION AND DETECTION IN WHOLE-HOUSE CONSUMPTION SIGNALS

Bidgely Inc., Mountain V...

1. A method of electronically detecting and disaggregating a consumption signal associated with the charging of an electric vehicle from a whole-house profile, comprising:identifying by an electronic processor potential interval candidates of electric vehicle charging, based at least in part upon long and decreasing patterns;
determining by the electronic processor intervals associated with the charging of an electric vehicle, based at least in part on evaluating each potential interval candidate;
determining by the electronic processor an initial point of charging for each interval associated with the charging of an electric vehicle; and
identifying that energy consumption associated with the charging of the electric vehicle occurred, and informing a user of the same.

US Pat. No. 10,191,095

WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORK FOR MEASUREMENT OF ELECTRICAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION

SOCOVAR S.E.C., Montreal...

1. A system for measuring electricity consumption of an environment having a plurality of electrical appliances, the system comprising:a plurality of measuring devices for connection to a wire between one of the plurality of electrical appliances and one of a plurality of corresponding circuit breakers, each one of the measuring devices comprising:
a Hall effect sensor configured to measure a current flowing through the wire; and
a sensor support for receiving the Hall effect sensor, the sensor support comprising an attachment member configured for attaching the sensor support to the wire outside of the circuit breaker such that the wire runs through the attachment member, and the sensor support having a sensor positioning guide for fixing a position of the Hall effect sensor with respect to the wire to a known and fixed relative position;
at least one precision sensor connectable between the plurality of corresponding circuit breakers and a main circuit breaker for the environment;
a communication and processing unit configured to communicate with the measuring devices and configured for receiving individual consumption measurement data representative of the electricity consumption of each of the plurality of electrical appliances;
the communication and processing unit being configured to communicate with the at least one precision sensor and being configured for receiving an overall consumption measurement data representative of the overall electricity consumption of the plurality of electrical appliances; and
wherein the communication and processing unit is adapted to apply a calibration algorithm to the individual consumption measurement data to increase precision thereof using the overall consumption measurement data.

US Pat. No. 10,191,093

DEVICE FOR MEASURING VOLTAGE ACROSS A REMOTE LOAD

Hanchett Entry Systems, I...

1. A device for measuring voltage across a remote load, comprising:a) a power supply coupled to the remote load by a pair of wires, the power supply comprising:
i) a power output module configured to output a first output voltage to the remote load;
ii) a receiver configured to receive voltage information from the remote load; and
iii) a first switch unit configured to selectively couple respective first ends of the pair of wires to either the power output module or the receiver;
b) a measuring circuit coupled to the load and configured to measure a load voltage across the load, the measuring circuit comprising:
i) a load capacitor connected in parallel with the load wherein the load capacitor supplies the load voltage to the load when the first switch is selected to couple the respective first ends of the pair of wires to the receiver;
ii) a first analog to digital (A/D) converter, the first A/D converter configured to measure the load voltage supplied by the load capacitor and packet the measured load voltage into the voltage information;
iii) a transmitter in communication with the first A/D converter, the transmitter configured to receive the voltage information from the first A/D converter and transmit the voltage information to the receiver; and
iv) a second switch unit configured to selectively couple respective second ends of the pair of wires to either the load or the receiver,
wherein when the first switch unit couples the respective first ends of the pair of wires to the power output module, the second switch unit is selected to couple the respective second ends of the pair of wires to the load, and wherein when the first switch unit is selected to couple the respective first ends of the pair of wires to the receiver, the second switch unit is selected to couple the respective second ends of the pair of wires to the transmitter.

US Pat. No. 10,191,013

IMPLEMENTATION OF HETERODYNE EFFECT IN SHM AND TALKING SHM SYSTEMS

The Florida International...

1. A method for a structural health monitoring system, the method comprising:connecting a first signal generator to a first actuator;
connecting a second signal generator to a second actuator;
connecting the first actuator and the second actuator to a subject structure;
generating, by the first signal generator a first signal with a first frequency, and exciting the first actuator with the first signal;
generating, by the second signal generator, a second signal with a second frequency, and exciting the second actuator with the second signal;
retrieving an output signal from the subject structure; and
analyzing the output signal of a sensor to determine whether a structural defect exists by determining whether a third frequency has been created,
the third frequency being equal to the absolute value of the result of the subtraction of the second frequency from the first frequency,
a verbal message being embedded into the first signal, which is set to the first frequency, and the second signal being set to the first frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,191,010

TRANSFER MEMBRANE RETAINING JIG AND SEPARATION-TRANSFER DEVICE

SHARP LIFE SCIENCE CORPOR...

1. A transfer-membrane retaining jig for retaining a transfer membrane in a separation-transfer device that separates analyte by way of electrophoresis, dispenses the analyte thus separated from a dispensing part, and transfers the analyte thus separated to the transfer membrane by causing the transfer membrane to abut the dispensing part and move along a predetermined direction, the transfer-membrane retaining jig comprising:a fixing part that fixes at least one end of the transfer membrane in the predetermined direction,
wherein the fixing part includes: an elastic body that abuts the transfer membrane from an opposite side to the dispensing part; and
a pressing member that presses the transfer membrane against the elastic body.

US Pat. No. 10,190,995

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR ANALYSING FLUID SAMPLES

Liverpool John Moores Uni...

1. A method for analysing a fluid sample, the method comprising:loading the sample in a sample space in a sensor comprising an input and an output;
applying an electromagnetic input signal to the input;
measuring at the output a response signal comprising an output signal produced by the sensor while the sensor is contacted by the sample and the electromagnetic input signal is applied to the input;
comparing the response signal against the electromagnetic input signal to generate a comparison;
matching the comparison against a set of comparisons for known substances; and
sweeping the electromagnetic input signal across a range of frequencies and detecting a resonance, wherein the swept frequency range includes more than one resonance.

US Pat. No. 10,190,990

LED-BASED FIBER PROPERTY MEASUREMENT

Uster Technologies, AG, ...

1. An apparatus for measuring at least one of color and trash in a fiber sample, the apparatus comprising:a light emitting diode light source for generating an incident light that is directed toward the fiber sample, and reflected by the fiber sample, thereby producing a reflected light,
a sensor for receiving the reflected light and producing a signal,
a controller for controlling the light source and the sensor, and at least one of receiving and adjusting the signal, and
means for conditioning at least one of the incident light, the reflected light and the signal to compensate for differences between the light emitting diode light source and a xenon light source.

US Pat. No. 10,190,980

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SIMULTANEOUS MEASUREMENT OF TURBIDITY, COLOR AND CHLORINE CONTENT OF A SAMPLE OF A LIQUID

BLUE-I WATER TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A method for measuring turbidity, chlorine content and color of a liquid, said method comprising:retaining, from a continuous flow of said liquid, a sample volume of said liquid; and at least nearly simultaneously executing at least two of:
detecting illumination from said sample volume of liquid by at least a first detector operable for detecting illumination from said sample volume of liquid at a 90-degree angle with respect to an illumination beam generated by an illuminator and impinging on said sample volume of liquid, thereby measuring a turbidity of said sample volume of liquid;
detecting illumination from said sample volume of liquid by at least a second detector operable for detecting illumination from said sample volume of liquid at a 180-degree angle with respect to said illumination beam, thereby measuring a color of said sample volume of liquid; and
detecting illumination from said sample volume of liquid by said at least second detector, thereby measuring a chlorine content of said sample volume of liquid;
wherein said detecting said illumination from said sample volume of liquid by said at least said first detector, thereby measuring said turbidity of said sample volume of liquid, comprises;
actuating said illuminator at a first current level;
analyzing outputs of said at least first detector and said at least second detector to ascertain whether the intensity of illumination generated by said illuminator at said first current level and detector by said at least first detector and said at least second detector is within a predetermined range of intensity;
responsive to ascertaining that said intensity of said illumination generated by said illuminator at said first current level and detected by said at least first detector and said at least second detector is within said predetermined range of intensity, a lookup table is employed to determine said turbidity as a function of said intensity of said illumination at said first current level;
responsive to ascertaining that said intensity of said illumination generated by said illuminator at said first current level and detected by said at least first detector and said at least second detector is not within said predetermined range of intensity, actuating said illuminator at a second current which second current level is a function of said first current level;
analyzing outputs of said at least first detector and said at least second detector to ascertain whether the intensity of illumination generated by said illuminator at said second current level and detected by said at least first detector and said at least second detector is within said predetermined range of intensity; and
responsive to ascertaining that said intensity of said illumination generated by said illuminator at said second current level and detected by said at least first detector and said at least second detector is within said predetermined range of intensity, said lookup table is employed to determine said turbidity as a function of said intensity of said illumination at said second current level.

US Pat. No. 10,190,970

TILTED GRATING SENSOR

WEATHERFORD CANADA LTD, ...

1. A bending strain sensor comprising:an optical pathway; and
a tilted grating in the optical pathway, the tilted grating having one or more cladding mode resonances, each having a wavelength sensitive to bending strain on the tilted grating, such that a response conveying information on the bending strain acting on the sensor is generated when an optical signal is propagated in the optical pathway.

US Pat. No. 10,190,933

CRANKSHAFT BALANCER MACHINE

Dominion Technologies Gro...

1. A crankshaft balancer machine for balancing a crankshaft, the crankshaft balancer machine comprising:a measurement station configured to rotate the crankshaft to obtain vibration-related data, the measurement station having a base structure, a measurement bridge support, a plurality of flexural support legs extending between the base structure and the measurement bridge support, and a drive system configured to rotate the crankshaft, the measurement station having at least one sensor for detecting an imbalance and outputting imbalance data;
a transfer station configured to transfer the crankshaft between the measurement station and a correction station, the transfer station having a least one lifting arm selectively engaging the crankshaft and supporting the crankshaft during transfer; and
the correction station configured to drill at least a portion of the crankshaft to correct an imbalance in response to the imbalance data, the correction station having a bridge support structure supporting the crankshaft and a drilling device, the drilling device being horizontally disposed to achieve a horizontal drill direction into the crankshaft, the correction station having a positioning system positioning the drilling device relative to the crankshaft.

US Pat. No. 10,190,905

OPTICAL SENSOR ARRANGEMENT WITH OPTICAL BARRIER FOR PASSING LIGHT EMITTED BY LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE AND SCATTERED ON OR ABOVE AN OUTER SURFACE OF COVER

ams AG, Unterpremstaette...

1. An optical sensor arrangement comprising an optical barrier placed between a light emitting device and a photodetector, whereinthe light emitting device and the photodetector are arranged on a first plane and are covered by a cover;
the photodetector exhibits an active zone;
the optical barrier exhibits an extent along a first principal axis parallel to the line connecting the centers of the light emitting device and the photodetector, the extent being greater than a dimension of the active zone;
the dimension of the active zone is given by a width of the active zone, that is an extent of the active zone in a direction within the first plane and perpendicular to the first principal axis;
the optical barrier is designed to block light emitted by the light emitting device that otherwise would be reflected by the cover by means of specular reflection and would reach the photodetector;
the optical barrier is designed to pass light emitted by the light emitting device and scattered on or above an outer surface (OS) of the cover; and
the optical barrier is arranged to allow for light emitted by the light emitting device and scattered on or above the outer surface of the cover to pass around the optical barrier.

US Pat. No. 10,190,901

DOSE MEASUREMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD

Common Sensing Inc., Cam...

1. A method of estimating volume of liquid ejected from a drug container, the method comprising:detecting electromagnetic radiation emitted by at least two of a plurality light sources with each of a plurality of sensors, the plurality of light sources emitting electromagnetic radiation toward the drug container, the drug container including an actuator;
generating a signal signature representative of the electromagnetic radiation detected through the drug container by the plurality of sensors;
comparing the signal signature to a plurality of reference signatures to determine a displacement of a plunger portion of the actuator; and
determining the volume of the liquid ejected from the drug container based on the displacement of the plunger portion of the actuator.

US Pat. No. 10,190,876

LEVEL INDICATOR FOR SKID STEER ATTACHMENT

Great Plains Manufacturin...

1. A skid steer assembly for a skid steer, said skid steer assembly comprising:a scarifier attachment including—
a frame,
a skid shoe assembly positioned on a bottom of said frame, wherein said skid shoe assembly comprises a central portion, a rear portion extending rearward from the central portion, and a forward portion extending forward from the central portion,
one or more ground-engaging elements configured to extend from the bottom of the frame and into the ground; and
a depth indicator for indicating a depth of said ground-engaging elements of said tiller attachment below the ground level, wherein said depth indicator includes—
a cylindrically-shaped reference component displaying a plurality of references, wherein each of said references is associated with a particular depth below the ground level of said ground-engaging elements of said scarifier attachment;
an elongated securement component for supporting said reference component with respect to the scarifier attachment, wherein said securement component comprises a first end and a second end, wherein said first end of said securement component is configured to be secured to the scarifier attachment, and wherein said second end of said securement component is configured to be spaced above the scarifier attachment and is secured to said reference component, wherein said second end of said securement component is circularly-shaped with a diameter that matches a diameter of said reference component; and
an indicator mechanism rotatably connected to said securement component adjacent said second end of said securement component, wherein said indicator mechanism is configured to highlight one of said references of said reference component based on depth below the ground level of said ground-engaging elements of said scarifier attachment.

US Pat. No. 10,190,873

SHAPE MEASURING DEVICE AND SHAPE MEASURING METHOD

Keyence Corporation, Osa...

1. A shape measuring device that measures a shape of a measuring object, the shape measuring device comprising:a light projecting section configured to irradiate the measuring object with light;
a light receiving section configured to receive the light projected by the light projecting section and reflected from the measuring object;
an exposure control section configured to change an exposure time of the light receiving section stepwise;
a height image data generating section configured to obtain a light receiving amount output from the light receiving section at each exposure time, which is changed stepwise by the exposure control section, and to generate height image data, in which each pixel value indicates a height of each portion of a surface of the measuring object, based on the obtained light receiving amount;
a pixel determination section configured to obtain a light receiving amount received by the light receiving section at each exposure time, which is changed stepwise by the exposure control section, and to determine whether each pixel constituting each height image, which is generated by the height image data generating section, is valid or invalid based on the obtained light receiving amount; and
an exposure time setting section configured to set, as a set value, an exposure time, which corresponds to a height image in which the number of pixels determined to be valid by the pixel determination section satisfies a predetermined condition.

US Pat. No. 10,190,864

MULTIPOINT-MEASUREMENT STRAIN SENSOR AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

NISSHA CO., LTD., Kyoto ...

1. A multipoint-measurement strain sensor comprising:a substrate film;
a plurality of strain-sensing parts formed on a first main surface of the substrate film;
routing circuits formed, in correspondence with the respective strain-sensing parts, on a second main surface of the substrate film, and having outer connection terminals near an outer edge of the substrate film;
a conductive paste to fill via holes such that each of the strain-sensing parts is connected to the corresponding routing circuit; and
leads to be mounted on the outer connection terminals of the routing circuits.

US Pat. No. 10,190,860

CAMSHAFT SIDEWALL MEASURING DEVICES AND METHODS THEREOF

Adcole Corporation, Marl...

1. A measuring device comprising:a rotatable stage configured to receive and rotate an object along a rotational axis of the object;
a housing located adjacent to the rotatable stage and movable in a direction parallel to the rotational axis of the object, the housing having a pivoting arm located between a pair of opposing compression springs, the compression springs configured to provide a preload force in either direction parallel to the rotational axis of the object;
a probe tip coupled to the pivoting arm and extending from the housing, the probe tip configured to contact a portion of the object; and
a displacement measuring device coupled to the pivoting arm, the displacement measuring device configured to measure displacement of the probe tip in the direction parallel to the rotational axis of the object based on movement of the pivoting arm against one of the opposing compression springs.

US Pat. No. 10,190,854

SHOOTING TARGET SYSTEM

Smart Target Systems LLC,...

1. A shooting target system comprising:a target plate having a front face adapted to be struck by aimed projectiles without said aimed projectiles penetrating said front face;
an opposed rear face;
an orthogonal array of spatially equidistantly placed sensors applied to cover the major central portion of said opposed rear face of the plate where each sensor center is the same distance from each adjacent sensor center in both the X and Y directions;
each said sensor having an output connection and being responsive to projectile impact force and/or vibration on the target plate in response to a projectile strike to generate a strike signal on the output connection;
a processor connected to each of the sensors;
said processor operable, in response to the projectile strike, to determine which of said sensors is/are first activated by the projectile strike, the sequence of activation, and the time of activation during a limited time interval after the projectile strike, where said processor is operable to calculate a projectile strike location based on the location, sequence and timing of the activated sensors during said limited time interval;
said sensor activation determined upon a selected or preselected upper and lower threshold and the creation of a voltage above said lower threshold and below said upper threshold;
a timer;
said timer activated through processor interruption, via front face contact with said projectile, which in turn prompts said timer to activate and produce a picture of each said activated, and inactivated, sensor based on location, sequence and timing, assign each sensor a binomial number within said picture based on received impact and to calculate and produce an average of sensor signals' binomial number to determine a precise impact location; and
a real-time visual display capable of both informing the shooter of accuracy and allowing the shooter to adjust and correct his or her aim.

US Pat. No. 10,190,849

FINGER-ADJUSTABLE SCOPE ADJUSTMENT MECHANISM

Tangent Theta Inc., Hali...

1. An adjustment mechanism for an optical scope, comprising:a first component comprising a first threaded surface configured to engage a second threaded surface of a second component, the first component configured to rotate and translate relative to the second component;
a detent assembly of the first component, the detent assembly configured to engage with a detent surface of the second component, the detent assembly comprising:
a detent element disposed in a radial channel defined by the first component; and
a flat spring disposed within a pocket defined by the first component, the pocket shaped to secure the flat spring within the pocket, the flat spring engaged with the detent element at an end of the radial channel, and the flat spring configured to bias the detent element radially outward through the radial channel and toward the detent surface of the second component; and
a plurality of evenly spaced detent structures configured as part of the detent surface to engage with the detent element as the first component is rotated relative to the second component.

US Pat. No. 10,190,842

TOY PROJECTILE LAUNCH SYSTEM

Mattel, Inc., El Segundo...

1. A toy projectile launch system comprising:a launch base comprising
a switch movable between a restricted state and an unrestricted state,
a biasing member configured to bias the switch to the restricted state,
a stop configured to be moved by the switch when the switch is moved from the restricted state to the unrestricted state, and
a trigger assembly separate from the switch and comprising a fixed portion movably coupled to a free portion;
a projectile comprising
a resilient member configured to removably couple the projectile to the launch base; and
a receiving surface configured to receive the stop when the projectile is coupled to the launch base and the switch is in the restricted state; and
an activating device configured to be removably coupled to the launch base;
wherein coupling the activating device to the launch base causes the switch to move to the unrestricted state;
wherein removing the activating device from the launch base causes the biasing member to return the switch to the restricted state;
wherein, when the switch is in the unrestricted state and the projectile is coupled to the launch base, the free portion of the trigger assembly is configured to apply a force to the resilient member and launch the projectile when the free portion is moved with respect to the fixed portion; and
wherein, when the switch is in the restricted state and the projectile is coupled to the launch base, the stop prevents the free portion of the trigger assembly from launching the projectile when the free portion is moved with respect to the fixed portion.

US Pat. No. 10,190,835

AMMUNITION MAGAZINE BASEPAD EXTENSION

ZEV Technologies, Inc., ...

1. An improved ammunition magazine extension for attachment to an open bottom of a magazine tube having a pair of sidewalls, a pair of end walls, and a flange on at least each of the sidewalls at the bottom, the extension comprising:an extension body having open first and second ends and forward and rear walls, the first open end of the extension body slidably attachable to the sidewall flanges at the open bottom end of the ammunition magazine tube;
a bottom closure member removably slidably attached to the open second end of the body and movable between open and closed positions; and
a latch member slidably attached to a wall of the extension body to move toward and away from the magazine tube and first and second ends of the extension body, the latch member releasably securing the extension body to the magazine tube when moved toward the magazine tube and the first open end of the extension body.

US Pat. No. 10,190,829

QUENCH-COOLING SYSTEM

BORSIG GMBH, Berlin (DE)...

1. A quench-cooling system comprising:a primary quench cooler as a double-tube heat exchanger; and
a tube bundle heat exchanger as a secondary quench cooler, the tube bundle heat exchanger comprising:
at least one tube bundle comprising bundle tubes;
a casing enclosing the at least one tube bundle;
a ring flange connected to the casing;
two tube sheets arranged at spaced locations from one another and forming a casing room with the casing, between the two tube sheets, with bundle tubes of the tube bundle being held between said two tube sheets at sides, wherein at least one of the two tube sheets is configured on the side of a bundle tube gas inlet or a bundle tube gas outlet as a membrane sheet or thin tube sheet;
parallel webs arranged on and connected to the membrane sheet or thin tube sheet; and
a covering sheet connected to the webs and provided with bundle tube openings for bundle tubes, wherein parallel cooling channels, in flow connection with one another and through which a cooling medium flows, are configured in a tunnel arrangement on the membrane sheet or thin tube sheet, the parallel cooling channels in the tunnel arrangement having a rectangular tunnel geometry in cross section defined by:
the membrane sheet or thin tube sheet, which separates a gas side from a water/steam side and is connected to the ring flange;
the parallel webs, which separate individual water/steam flows from one another; and
the covering sheet, the covering sheet defining a flow in the tunnel arrangement of the cooling channels and closing off flow into the casing room aside from a predetermined percentage, whereby the cooling channels bring about a directed flow from inlet openings to outlet openings of the cooling channels, wherein at least two cooling channels in the tunnel arrangement have a cross section change based on a continuous reduction of a tunnel height from the inlet opening to the outlet opening based on a predetermined angle between a vertical line of the outlet opening and of the covering sheet.

US Pat. No. 10,190,827

CONDENSER AND TURBINE EQUIPMENT

MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER ...

1. A condenser comprising:a container into which a condensable gas is to flow;
cooling pipes which are positioned inside the container and configured to cool the condensable gas so as to form a condensate;
an extraction air flow path for extracting a noncondensable gas included inside the container;
at least one extraction hole which is defined in the extraction air flow path and through which an interior of the extraction air flow path and an interior of the container communicate with each other; and
at least one cover which is configured with a gap spaced from the extraction air flow path and covers the at least one extraction hole so as to regulate an inflow of the condensate into the at least one extraction hole,
wherein:
the extraction air flow path is composed of an extraction box,
the at least one extraction hole is defined in a side surface of the extraction box which is a vertical surface,
the at least one cover includes an upper cover which protrudes from the side surface of the extraction box above the at least one extraction hole and covers the at least one extraction hole with a gap spaced from the side surface of the extraction box, and a lower cover which protrudes from the side surface of the extraction box below the at least one extraction hole and covers the upper cover with a gap spaced from the upper cover such that the upper cover ends before the lower cover,
the lower cover extends beyond an end of the upper cover, and
the lower cover includes a drain hole for discharging the condensate.

US Pat. No. 10,190,826

CONDENSER FOR CONDENSING STEAM FROM A STEAM TURBINE

MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER ...

1. A condenser including:a vessel configured to receive a flow of steam in a first direction;
a cooling tube group having an interior hollow portion and disposed inside the vessel, the cooling tube group having a length extending in the first direction, the cooling tube group being formed by arranging a plurality of cooling tube in a second direction which is orthogonal to the first direction;
a non-condensed gas discharge unit provided at a downstream end portion of the cooling tube group along the first direction, wherein the non-condensed gas discharge unit is elongated in the second direction and includes an opening directed toward the hollow portion; and
a partition member extending from the open side of the non-condensed gas discharge unit toward the hollow portion.

US Pat. No. 10,190,823

HIGH TEMPERATURE REACTOR REFRACTORY SYSTEMS

ALLIED MINERAL PRODUCTS, ...

1. A fluidized bed system comprising:(a) a containment vessel;
(b) a precast and predried monolithic refractory floor module positioned in said vessel;
(c) a plurality of precast and predried monolithic refractory wall modules stacked within said vessel, wherein said wall modules are ring-shaped and have inner and outer circumferences, and further wherein said plurality of wall modules includes a first wall module in the form of a unitary ring positioned on said floor module;
(d) a plurality of precast and predried monolithic refractory insulating modules stacked within said vessel and positioned about the outer circumference of said wall modules;
(e) a dry vibratable refractory material located between the outer circumference of said wall modules and said insulating modules; and
(f) a dry vibratable refractory material located between the outer circumference of said insulating modules and said containment vessel;wherein the floor module and said first wall module have interlocking surfaces, and wall modules adjacent to one another have interlocking surfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,190,814

CONDENSATE EVAPORATOR FOR REFRIGERATION APPARATUS

Component Hardware Group,...

1. A condensate evaporator for refrigeration apparatus comprising:a pan having a floor, upstanding walls extending from said floor to define a cavity for receiving condensate therein and a first pair of posts on an underside of said floor for pivoting of said pan on a surface about a horizontal axis passing through said posts towards one end of said pan under the weight of condensate in said cavity;
a heating element integral with said floor for heating condensate in said cavity to a point of evaporation;
a plunger type push button switch mounted at said one end of said pan, said switch having a movably mounted plunger for movement between an extended position corresponding to a raised position of said end of said pan relative to said surface and a retracted position corresponding to a lowered position of said end of said pan relative to said surface; and
an electrical circuit electrically connecting said heating element and said switch to an electrical supply whereby electrical power is supplied to said heating element with said plunger in said retracted position thereof and electrical supply is interrupted to said heating element with said plunger in said extended position thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,190,805

EASY-OPENING SOLAR COLLECTOR HAVING TEMPERATURE-RESPONSIVE MOUNT FOR POLYMER ABSORBER

UMA Distributors, LLC, A...

1. A solar collector, comprising:a housing having a hollow interior;
said housing including a transparent cover, a frame for holding said transparent cover, and a base;
a polymer absorber disposed within said hollow interior between said transparent cover and said base;
a plurality of latches secured to an exterior of said frame about a perimeter thereof;
each latch of said plurality of latches having an open configuration and a closed configuration, said frame and base being at least partially unconnected to one another when one or more of said plurality of latches are in said open configuration and said frame and base being connected to one another when each of said latches are in said closed configuration;
whereby said housing is opened and closed in the absence of tools;
said frame having sidewalls;
said base having sidewalls;
said frame pivotally secured to the base through a first manifold pipe extending between apertures formed in said sidewalls of said frame and base; and
whereby when said latches are in their respective open configurations, said collector is opened or closed by rotating said frame with respect to said base about said first manifold pipe.

US Pat. No. 10,190,784

FLEXIBLE DUCT SYSTEM

Richard L. Rue, Dallas, ...

1. A flexible duct system for connecting between an air handling unit and one or more building spaces for passing building air between the air handling unit and the one or more building spaces, the flexible duct system comprising:a first fitting connected to the air handling unit, said first fitting having a first fitting longitudinal axis, a first end facing in a first direction and connected to the air handling unit for passing an air flow there-between, and a second end which is distally disposed from the air handling unit, said second end defining a second terminal end and having a second end profile;
a first flexible duct having a first end portion fitting over said second end profile of said first fitting, and said first flexible duct further having a second end portion which is distally disposed from said first end portion;
a first band extending around said first end portion of said first flexible duct and engaging against said second end profile to fixedly secure said first end portion of said first flexible duct to said first fitting;
a second fitting which is spaced apart from said first fitting, said second fitting having a second fitting longitudinal axis and a forward end which defines a third terminal end, said forward end having a third end profile;
said second portion of said first flexible duct section fitting over said third end profile of said second fitting;
a second band extending around said second end portion of said first flexible duct and engaging against said third end profile to fixedly secure said second end portion of said first flexible duct to said forward end of said second fitting; and
wherein said first flexible duct is pulled taut between said first fitting and said second fitting, and held in place by said first and second bands engaging respective ones of said second end profile and said third end profile.

US Pat. No. 10,190,782

GAS OVEN

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A gas oven comprising:a body;
a cooking space formed in the body;
a burner provided in the cooking space;
an inner wall configured to form the cooking space;
an air supply flow channel configured to connect the cooking space with an outside of the body to supply external air from the outside of the body to the cooking space; and
a distribution unit provided at an ejection portion of the air supply flow channel, the ejection portion of the air supply flow channel formed in the inner wall and the distribution unit formed within the cooking space on the inner wall and configured to distribute the external air supplied through the air supply flow channel,
wherein the distribution unit comprises:
a distribution guide portion configured to distribute the external air supplied through the air supply flow channel; and
a supply guide portion configured to guide the external air that passes through the distribution guide portion to be supplied to one of the cooking space and the burner,
wherein the supply guide portion is formed on the inner wall along a whole circumference of the distribution guide portion, so that the distribution unit is configured to bend a flow of the external air supplied through the air supply flow channel to supply the air to the cooking space along the inner wall.

US Pat. No. 10,190,770

METHOD FOR COOLING SOLID RESIDUES OF A COMBUSTION PROCESS

HITACHI ZOSEN INOVA AG, ...

1. A conveying device, comprising:a conveyor belt with a conveying surface for conveying solid residues; and
means for cooling the solid residues comprising a coolant supply for introducing a gaseous coolant and a coolant evacuation for extracting at least part of the coolant heated by the solid residues, wherein:
the conveyor belt is essentially impermeable to the coolant,
the conveyor belt is an endless conveyor belt that is guided around at least two rollers and forms a loop with a conveying strand and a return strand, the loop together with laterally arranged side walls enclosing a space to which are assigned the coolant supply and the coolant evacuation,
the space between the conveying strand and the return strand is divided with a wall running essentially parallel to a plane of the conveying strand so as to form an interspace between the conveying strand and the wall, the coolant supply and the coolant evacuation being arranged in the interspace or being connected to the interspace, and
the coolant supply and the coolant evacuation are configured such that the coolant is in contact only with a side of the conveyor belt oriented away from the conveying surface.

US Pat. No. 10,190,767

ELECTRICALLY CONTROLLED COMBUSTION FLUID FLOW

CLEARSIGN COMBUSTION CORP...

1. A system for electrically controlling combustion fluid flow, comprising:a charge generator configured to apply a charge or voltage to a combustion fluid flow corresponding to a combustion reaction;
a combustion fluid flow barrier defining at least one aperture therethrough;
at least one flow control electrode operatively coupled to the at least one aperture;
a voltage source operatively coupled to the flow control electrode; and
a controller configured to control an application of one or more voltages from the voltage source to the flow control electrode;
wherein the combustion fluid flow barrier comprises a perforated flame holder;
wherein the flow control electrode comprises a plate and a tube in electrical communication with the plate; and
wherein the tube defines the at least one aperture.

US Pat. No. 10,190,766

MODEL-BASED LOAD DEMAND CONTROL

1. A method of controlling a load generated by a power generating system, comprising:receiving, at inputs of a first dynamic matrix controller, a signal indicative of a current value of a first process variable used in a first section of the power generating system and a signal indicative of a target load demand, the first section of the power generating system corresponding to one of a turbine or a boiler;
determining, by the first dynamic matrix controller, a value of a first control signal by inputting a value of the target load demand and the current value of the first process variable into a model stored in a memory of the first dynamic matrix controller, the model being descriptive of a behavior of a process response at various values of load demands;
generating, by the first dynamic matrix controller, the first control signal; and
controlling the load generated by the power generating system based on the first control signal and a second control signal generated by a second dynamic matrix controller based on a current value of a second process variable used in a second section of the power generating system and the target load demand, the second section of the power generating system corresponding to the other one of the turbine or the boiler.

US Pat. No. 10,190,764

INFRARED HYDROGEN/OXYGEN COMBUSTOR

XIAMEN YUANYIDA TECHNOLOG...

1. An infrared hydrogen/oxygen combustor in the field of combustion heating, comprising:an angle-shaped sinus ring (1) with a surrounding foot for passing water and producing gas; a surrounding foot (12) of the angle-shaped sinus ring (1) wraps a material-containing basin (14); a gas-gathering chamber (17) is formed between an outer wall of the material-containing basin (14) and an inner wall of a lower part of the surrounding foot (12); a primary energy gas inlet (18) is provided on one side of the gas-gathering chamber (17); a first small tube (16) and a second small tube (7) are connected with the material-containing basin (14) and the angle-shaped sinus ring (1) for exchanging water, water vapor and air; water solution (3) is contained in the material-containing basin (14); a first catalytic material barrier (15) is arranged in the water solution (3) at the lower part of the material-containing basin (14); a straight-hole ceramic water-absorbing board (5) is provided on an upper part of the water solution (3) matching with an inner wall of the material-containing basin (14); a middle lower part of the water-absorbing board (5) is soaked in the water solution (3), that is, full range of solution positioning; a spacing ring (6) is provided above the rim of the material-containing basin (14) and inside the upward ring of the angle-shaped sinus ring (1); an infrared radiation board (2) is provided in the inner surface of the spacing ring (6) having a same number of holes and facing the straight-hole ceramic water-absorbing board (5) in the material-containing basin (14); a two-stage material-containing box (9) with a separated brake is provide on one side of the angle-shaped sinus ring (1); a second catalytic material barrier (10) is provided in each of the separated brake of the material-containing box (9); the two-stage material-containing box (9) is communicated with the angle-shaped sinus ring (1) and material-containing basin (14) respectively by a third small tube (8) and a forth small tube (13), so that the original water and the added water be controlled separately; the original water in the material-containing basin (14) can be supplied on demand, and the original water is separated from the added water, the water capacity in the material-containing basin (14) is controlled, and it overcomes the negative effect produced by entering too much or too little water, and the concentration of catalyst in aqueous solution is increased by putting the catalytic material in the material-containing box, decomposition of the reaction is increased.

US Pat. No. 10,190,759

CIRCUIT BOARDS FOR LED-BASED LIGHT FIXTURES

HUBBELL INCORPORATED, Sh...

1. A light fixture comprising:a master board having an input to receive AC power, an AC-DC rectifier coupled to receive AC power and generate DC power, and a power output connector to supply DC power; and
a first light-emitting diode (LED) board having a first end and a second end, and coupled to receive the DC power, the first LED board comprising:
a first LED array;
a first linear AC driver coupled to receive the DC power and drive a current through the first LED array;
a power input connector connectable to the power output connector and connected to the first linear AC driver;
a first power input/output connector positioned at the first end, and connected to the power input connector; and
a second power input/output connector positioned at the second end, and connected to the power input connector and the first power input/output connector.

US Pat. No. 10,190,738

LUMINAIRES AND LIGHT SOURCE RETENTION COMPONENTS

Inter-Lux, Inc., Baltimo...

1. A luminaire, comprising:a housing having a receiving area with an internal surface;
first and second opposing teeth disposed on the internal surface and extending towards each other into the receiving area;
a light board disposed in the receiving area; and
a retention component disposed in the receiving area and holding the light board in the receiving area, the retention component has opposing first and second retention arms with respective ratcheting teeth adapted to engage the first and second opposing teeth to hold the light board in the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,190,737

TROFFER LIGHT FIXTURE RETROFITTING KIT AND METHOD TO INSTALL THE SAME

Jiangmen POTOP Opto-Elect...

1. A retrofit kit for a lay-in troffer LED luminaire comprising:a first and a second set of connecting beams, the first set of connecting beams comprising two beams arranged in a parallel orientation, each beam of the first set of connecting beams further comprising a long wall, a short wall, each wall being perpendicular from the other, and at least one elongated edge depending from the short wall, pointing away from, and parallel to, the long wall;
the second set of connecting beams also comprising two beams, arranged in a parallel orientation and each connecting beam further comprising a long wall, a short wall, each wall being perpendicular from the other, and at least one elongated edge depending from the short wall, pointing away from, and parallel to, the long wall, each beam of the second set of connecting beams being oriented in a perpendicular manner with respect to each of the first set of connecting beams;
multiple engaging means consisting of coupling retainers and clamping hooks that engage each set of connecting beams to each other to form a quadrangular bracket capable of containing the troffer, wherein at least the elongated edges of the first set of connecting beams are supported by supporting plates of a frame engaging to a ceiling;
a body, and
compressible and extendable fastening means placed at the lateral sides of the troffer, wherein the first or second set of connecting beams further comprise connecting holes near four corners of the troffer, the fastening means are compressed and loosen into the connecting holes when the fastening means align with the holes to make the troffer connect to the ceiling through the allocation with the bracket, wherein the fastening means comprises a bar and a fixing base which is connected to the body, the fixing base comprising a guide portion that comprises internal first guide hole for the bar to slide through, the fixing base further comprising a retaining portion arranged along the sliding direction of the bar, a springing means being arranged between the bar and the retaining portion, the bar further comprising a first protrusion having a radial area less than the bar and oriented towards the connecting hole.

US Pat. No. 10,190,733

LIGHT SOURCE DEVICE AND ILLUMINATION APPARATUS

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A light source device comprising:a substrate;
an excitation light source emitting excitation light;
a light emitting section formed by stacking a first layer and a second layer, the first layer including a first phosphor particle which receives the excitation light and emits fluorescence with a first peak wavelength, and the second layer including a second phosphor particle which receives the excitation light and emits fluorescence with a second peak wavelength different from the first peak wavelength; and
an uneven structure that scatters fluorescence and is located at an interface between the first layer and the second layer, wherein
the light emitting section is provided on the substrate,
light including the fluorescence emitted by the first phosphor particle and the fluorescence emitted by the second phosphor particle is emitted as illumination light,
the second layer is closer to the substrate than the first layer is,
the fluorescence emitted by the second layer has a longer peak wavelength than the fluorescence emitted by the first layer, and
the excitation light passes through the substrate so as to be incident on the light emitting section.

US Pat. No. 10,190,730

LIGHT FLUX CONTROLLING MEMBER, LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE AND ILLUMINATING DEVICE

ENPLAS CORPORATION, Sait...

1. A light flux controlling member that controls a distribution of light emitted from a light emitting element, the light flux controlling member comprising:an incidence surface including a first incidence surface that is disposed separately from a central axis of the light flux controlling member to surround the central axis, and a second incidence surface that is disposed to surround the first incidence surface, the incidence surface being configured to allow light emitted from the light emitting element to enter the light flux controlling member;
an upper total reflection surface disposed on a side opposite to the incidence surface such that a distance from the central axis gradually increases along the central axis toward an upper side, the upper total reflection surface being configured to reflect, in a direction away from the central axis, a part of light incident on the incidence surface;
a lower total reflection surface disposed between the central axis and the first incidence surface to surround the central axis, and configured to reflect, toward the upper total reflection surface, a part of light incident on the first incidence surface; and
an emission surface disposed outside relative to the upper total reflection surface to surround the central axis, and configured to mainly emit, to outside, light reflected by the upper total reflection surface,
wherein the incidence surface, the upper total reflection surface, the lower total reflection surface and the emission surface are rotationally symmetrical about the central axis as a rotation axis,
wherein the incidence surface further includes a third incidence surface disposed to intersect the central axis,
wherein the upper total reflection surface is disposed to intersect the central axis, and
wherein the lower total reflection surface is disposed between the first incidence surface and the third incidence surface.

US Pat. No. 10,190,706

FLAME RESISTANT HOSE ASSEMBLY AND METHOD THEREFORE

Kongsberg Actuation Syste...

1. A flame resistant hose assembly for use in motor vehicles comprising:a polymeric tubular inner layer having an interior radial surface and an exterior radial surface with said tubular inner layer defining a longitudinal axis,
a flame resistant layer disposed about and covering said exterior radial surface, said flame resistant layer formed from a flame resistant material comprising:
a polymeric binder comprising thermoplastic vulcanizate (TPV), said polymeric binder having a softening point of from about 170° C. to about 250° C.; and
expandable graphite in an amount of from about 5 to about 40 parts by weight based on 100 parts by weight of said flame resistant material, said expandable graphite having an expansion onset temperature of greater than about 210° C.;
wherein said flame resistant layer expands when heated to a temperature of about 220° C. or greater to form a char layer having a post-expansion coverage of said exterior radial surface of said tubular inner layer of greater than about 95%.

US Pat. No. 10,190,704

CONSTRUCTION OF PIPES

Long Pipes (Pty) Ltd., C...

1. A method of constructing an elongate hollow structure comprising a radially inner portion and a flexible radially outer portion, with the two portions adapted to be merged together to provide an integrated tubular wall structure, the method comprising:providing the inner portion,
providing the flexible outer portion about the inner portion, the flexible outer portion having less resilience than the inner portion so as to yieldingly resist radial expansion of the inner portion, wherein a space containing a gas therein exists between the inner and outer portions, and
expanding the inner portion, wherein the gas within the space is arranged to be expelled as the inner portion is expanded.

US Pat. No. 10,190,702

MEMS BASED SOLENOID VALVE

DunAn Microstaq, Inc., A...

1. An electronically switchable MEMS valve comprising:a housing formed from soft magnetic material and defining a fluid flow path therethrough;
a magnetic field generating member configured as a wire-wound coil and mounted within the housing and connected to a source of electrical power; and
a MEMS valve portion mounted within the magnetic field generating member, the MEMS valve portion including a cover layer having an inlet port formed therethrough, a base layer having an outlet port formed therethrough, an intermediate layer attached between the cover layer and the base layer, wherein the inlet port and the outlet port define a fluid flow path therethrough, a valve closing member movably mounted to the intermediate layer, the valve closing element movable between a closed position wherein the outlet port of the base layer is blocked, and an open position wherein the outlet port of the base layer is not blocked, a permanent magnet defining an armature attached to the valve closing member, a seal layer mounted within a cavity formed in an inner surface of the base layer, a first soft magnetic member mounted between the seal layer and the base layer, and a second soft magnetic member attached between an outer surface of the cover layer of the MEMS valve portion and the housing;
wherein when an electric current is removed from the magnetic field generating member, the valve closing element is configured to move to and remain in the one of the closed position and the open position to which the valve closing element is the closest when the electric current is removed;
wherein when in the closed position and when an electric current is passed through the wire-wound coil in a first direction, the soft magnetic material the second soft magnetic member and the soft magnetic material of the end wall portion is magnetized such that a strength of the magnetic force between the armature and the second soft magnetic member and the end wall portion is greater relative to a strength of the magnetic force between the armature and the first soft magnetic member and the end wall;
wherein the armature therefore moves toward the second soft magnetic member until the armature engages an inside surface of the cover layer and the MEMS valve portion is in the open position; and
wherein when in the open position and when the electric current is removed from the wire-wound coil, the magnetic force between the armature and the second soft magnetic member and the end wall portion is sufficient to cause the MEMS valve portion to remain in the open position against a pressure differential within the range of about 0.75 bar to about 2 bar.

US Pat. No. 10,190,700

ROTARY ACTUATOR, AND BEVERAGE FILLING SYSTEM

Evoguard GmbH, Nittenau ...

1. A rotary actuator for a disk valve, comprising a housing containing a linearly slidable piston and having a cover and a base, at least one thread-like guide groove in the piston, a shaft being rotatable about an axis of the rotary actuator, the shaft having a transverse axis which engages into the at least one guide groove in the piston, and at least one torque support engaging into a guide in the piston, wherein the at least one torque support is anchored in the housing parallel to the axis of the rotary actuator, wherein at least one end of the transverse axis comprises a bush contacting at least one raceway of the guide groove, wherein the bush is cambered and each raceway comprises an undercut corresponding to the cambering of the bush,wherein the guide groove comprises a bush assembly opening, which is at least accessible from an outer circumference of the piston, and
wherein, at the bush assembly opening, one side of the undercut in each raceway is arcuately removed up to a bottom of the undercut and corresponding to an outer circumference of the bush.

US Pat. No. 10,190,695

CONVERTIBLE CHECK VALVE

Cornell Pump Company, Cl...

1. A convertible check valve comprising:a first valve body section having a first passageway extending therethrough, said first passageway having a first longitudinal axis, said first body section including a first flange at one end thereof, said first flange having a first end surface extending at an angle of 45 degrees to said first longitudinal axis and at which said first passageway terminates, whereupon a shape of said first passageway at said first end surface is elliptical to establish a first elliptical shaped flow port thereat;
a second valve body section having a second passageway extending therethrough, said second passageway having a second longitudinal axis, said second body section including a second flange at one end thereof, said second flange having a second end surface extending at an angle of 45 degrees to said second longitudinal axis and at which said second passageway terminates, whereupon a shape of said second passageway at said second end surface is elliptical to establish a second elliptical shaped flow port thereat, said second end surface of said second flange being configured to be connected to said first end surface of said first flange in either an aligned configuration or an angled configuration, wherein said first and second longitudinal axes are collinear when in said aligned configuration and are perpendicular to each other when in said angled configuration; and
a flapper valve member configured to be moved between a closed state and an opened state, and vice versa, said flapper valve member being configured to close said elliptical flow ports and thereby isolate said second passageway from said first passageway when said flapper valve member is in said closed state, said flapper valve member being configured to open said elliptical flow ports to enable fluid communication between said second passageway and said first passageway through said elliptical flow ports when in said opened state,
wherein said second valve body section additionally comprises a recess to receive the flapper valve member when in the opened state, and
wherein, when positioned within the recess, the flapper valve member is outside an area of a flow path between the first and second elliptical shaped flow ports.

US Pat. No. 10,190,692

FLEXIBLE METAL SEAL ASSEMBLY

SENIOR IP GmbH, Schauffh...

1. A flexible metal seal assembly configured for use in hermetically isolating at least one fluid within an operative region of a machine, said flexible metal seal assembly comprising:a first flexible metal seal configured to be positioned within said operative region, said first flexible metal seal having an inner surface, an outer surface, a top end and a bottom end opposite said top end, a first diameter and a first spring constant; and
at least a second flexible metal seal configured to be positioned within said operative region, said second flexible metal seal having an inner surface, an outer surface, a top end and a bottom end opposite said top end, a second diameter and a second spring constant;
at least a first substantially rigid metallic coupler having a substantially cylindrical shape, said metallic coupler having an inner surface, an outer surface, a top end and a bottom end opposite said top end,
at least a first portion of said metallic coupler being restrainably and hermetically attached to the inner surface of said first flexible metal seal, and at least a second portion of said metallic coupler being restrainably and hermetically attached to the outer surface of said second flexible metal seal, said first portion of said metallic coupler being closer to the bottom end of said metallic coupler than said second portion of said metallic coupler,
said outer surface of said first flexible metal seal being configured to create an outer containment region for containing a first volume of fluid within said operative region of said machine,
said inner surface of said second flexible metal seal being configured to create an inner containment region for containing a second volume of fluid,
said first and second flexible metal seals being concentric about a common longitudinal axis, and cooperating with one another to alternatively extend and compress simultaneously, in series,
each of said first and second flexible metal seals being configured to serve as a biasing member, at least during operation, relative to the movement of a reciprocating actuator located within said operative region, said actuator being positioned substantially along said common longitudinal axis,
the compression of said first flexible metal seal occurring during the compression of said second flexible metal seal, and the extension of said first flexible metal seal occurring during the extension of said second flexible metal seal,
said first volume of fluid contained in said outer containment region being hermetically isolated from, and not in fluid communication with, said second volume of fluid contained in said inner containment region,
said first and second flexible metal seals jointly describing a dual seal configured to preclude the migration of a first fluid located within said operative region.

US Pat. No. 10,190,691

SEALING DEVICE

NOK CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A sealing device that seals between a shaft hole formed on a housing and a rotary shaft, comprising:a rotating seal member fixed to the rotary shaft that rotates integrally with the rotary shaft, and a fixed seal member fixed to an inner surface of the shaft hole;
wherein the fixed seal member has a lip contacting the rotary shaft, and an axial dust lip contacting the rotating seal member;
the rotating seal member is formed by a rigid body;
an opening is formed on the rotating seal member connecting to a space defined by the rotary shaft, the lip and the axial dust lip of the fixed seal member, and the rotating seal member; and
a deformation member formed from one of an elastomer or a bellows-shaped film is disposed on the opening of the rotating seal member, which blocks the opening, and deforms based on the pressure in the space.

US Pat. No. 10,190,689

SEAL RING

NOK CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A seal ring that is attached to an annular groove provided on an outer periphery of a shaft and seals an annular gap between the shaft and a housing that rotate relative to each other, to maintain fluid pressure in a sealed region in which the fluid pressure is configured to change,the seal ring sliding on a lateral wall surface of the annular groove on a lower pressure side,
the seal ring comprising:
an abutment joint part provided at one portion in a circumferential direction thereof;
a plurality of dynamic pressure generation grooves provided at intervals in the circumferential direction on a side of a sliding surface thereof sliding on the lateral wall surface; and
foreign matter discharging holes that are provided between a region in which the plurality of dynamic pressure generation grooves is arranged and the abutment joint part in the circumferential direction on the side of the sliding surface sliding on the lateral wall surface, and that are capable of catching foreign matter intruding from the abutment joint part and discharging the caught foreign matter to a side of an inner peripheral surface of the seal ring.

US Pat. No. 10,190,676

WORKING VEHICLE

1. A working vehicle, comprising:an HST pedal which operates an HST;
a damper arm which interlocks with an HST pedal rotation-shaft of the HST pedal;
a damper attached to the damper arm; and
a transmission case, wherein
the transmission case has a first transmission case swelling part swelling to at least one side with respect to a left-and-right direction,
the damper is arranged behind the first transmission case swelling part, and
a longitudinal direction of the damper is an up-and-down direction.

US Pat. No. 10,190,672

GEARBOX LUBRICATION SYSTEM

BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON I...

1. A rotorcraft, comprising:a body;
a first rotor blade;
a drive system operable to rotate the first rotor blade, the drive system comprising:
a first gearbox assembly comprising a gearbox;
a second gearbox assembly comprising a gearbox, wherein the first gearbox assembly is in mechanical communication with the second gearbox assembly to collectively rotate the first rotor blade;
a first lubrication system configured to deliver lubricant to the first gearbox assembly;
a second lubrication system configured to deliver lubricant to the second gearbox assembly;
an emergency valve that is operable to allow the first lubrication system to deliver lubricant to the second gearbox assembly when the valve is open; and
an emergency valve control unit operable to instruct the emergency valve to open.

US Pat. No. 10,190,670

TORQUE ABSORBER FOR WIND TURBINE GEARBOXES

1. A torque absorber for coupling a protrusion of a wind turbine gearbox to a main frame, the torque absorber comprising:(a) a torque absorber frame comprising first and second ridges connected by a central part;
(b) a first absorbing element;
(c) a second absorbing element; and
(d) means for securing the torque absorber frame to the main frame;the torque absorber being configured and arranged to couple the protrusion of the gearbox to the main frame with the first absorbing element sandwiched between a bottom of the central part and a top of the protrusion, with the second absorbing element sandwiched between a bottom of the protrusion and a surface of the main frame, and with the torque absorber frame and main frame encircling the first and second absorbing elements and the protrusion while leaving visible an unobstructed side view of the protrusion and the first and second absorbing elements, wherein the first and second ridges are parallel to each other and the central part is disposed transverse to the first and second ridges, and wherein the second absorbing element comprises at least one centering pin disposed on a bottom of the second absorbing element.

US Pat. No. 10,190,669

POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE FOR VEHICLE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A power transmission device for a vehicle, the power transmission device comprising:a first rotary shaft;
a second rotary shaft;
a spline fitting portion configured to spline-fit the first rotary shaft and the second rotary shaft in a part of a power transmission path from a power source to a drive wheel; and
a tolerance ring provided at a place at which the first rotary shaft is inserted into the second rotary shaft and which is different from the spline fitting portion,
the tolerance ring including an annular portion formed in a substantially annular shape and a plurality of protrusions protruding from the annular portion,
the annular portion being configured to come into contact with one of the first rotary shaft and the second rotary shaft, and the one of the first rotary shaft and the second rotary shaft being provided with a groove, oil supply holes, and an axial direction oil passage,
the protrusions being configured to come into contact with other one of the first rotary shaft and the second rotary shaft,
the axial direction oil passage being configured to supply a lubricant from outside of the one of the first rotary shaft and the second rotary shaft to the oil supply holes,
the oil supply holes are configured to supply the lubricant to the groove,
the groove being configured to supply the lubricant to a region of the tolerance ring where the annular portion comes into contact, and
the tolerance ring has at least one notch in a part in the circumferential direction for discharging the lubricant supplied to the region of the tolerance ring where the annular portion comes into contact.

US Pat. No. 10,190,668

VEHICLE DIFFERENTIAL LOCK DISENGAGEMENT BYPASS

Brandt Road Rail Corporat...

1. A bypass system for use with a disengagement system for a differential lock in a vehicle having a selectively lockable differential, the differential lock powered by a power fluid selectively allowed by a disengagement control valve, the bypass system comprising:a bypass valve for receiving the power fluid alternatively from the disengagement control valve in a first position and a power fluid source in a second position;
a biasing member for biasing the bypass valve in the first position;
a bypass valve actuator for switching the bypass valve from the first position to the second position; and
power fluid transfer lines for supplying the power fluid to the disengagement control valve and the bypass valve;
such that in the first position, the bypass valve allows unimpeded flow of the power fluid between the disengagement control valve and the differential lock; and
in the second position, the bypass valve blocks flow of the power fluid between the disengagement control valve and the differential lock and thereby prevents disengagement of the differential lock by the disengagement control valve while allowing flow of the power fluid directly from the power fluid source to the differential lock.

US Pat. No. 10,190,663

LINEAR GEAR SHIFT MECHANISM

MOTIVE POWER INDUSTRY CO....

1. A linear gear shift mechanism, comprising:a support rotator;
a plurality of transmission balls spaced apart from each other and movably disposed on an outer circumferential surface of the support rotator, with a cylindrical recess disposed on each said transmission ball along a radial direction thereof;
a plurality of driving posts with inward ends movably disposed in the cylindrical recesses along a radial direction of the support rotator;
a gear shift unit movably connected to outward ends of the driving posts and adapted to drive the driving posts to rotate from the radial direction of the support rotator to but not reach an axial direction of the support rotator;
an axial power input rotator having an inward-tilted power input annular surface; and
an axial power output rotator having an inward-tilted power output annular surface, wherein the axial power input rotator and the axial power output rotator are disposed on two opposite sides of the transmission balls to movably clamp the transmission balls between the inward-tilted power input annular surface, the inward-tilted power output annular surface and the outer circumferential surface of the support rotator;
wherein the gear shift unit has a driving ring pivotally connected to the outward ends of the driving posts and capable of undergoing translation in the axial direction of the support rotator.

US Pat. No. 10,190,657

WARP STRETCH FABRIC AND METHOD

Highland Industries, Inc....

1. A method of producing a toothed belt comprising the steps of: providing a rubber core material, warp yams defined by a nylon material, and fill yams defined by a aramid material,molding the rubber core material into a circular belt with at least one exterior surface,
weaving the warp yams and the fill yams into a double-faced fabric, whereby the double-faced fabric exhibits more than forty-five percent (45%) elongation in the warp direction and less than twenty-five percent (25%) elongation in the fill direction, attaching the double-faced fabric to the circular belt exterior surface, and molding the circular belt to define a plurality of teeth;
whereby weaving the warp and fill yarns further comprises weaving the double-faced fabric via a four harness satin weave in a broken twill pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,190,651

MULTI-STAGE DAMPING ASSEMBLY

BeijingWest Industries Co...

11. An assembly for multi-stage damping comprising;a decoupler (36) having a radius extending between a center point (C) and an outer ring (38) and having a first surface (40) opposite a second surface (42),
a central elastomer membrane (62) extending about said center point (C),
said decoupler (36) defining a circular zone (68) extending about said center point (C) and an annular zone (70) including a plurality of rings (38, 46, 54) extending axially from said first surface (40) and extending axially from said second surface (42) and extending annularly about said central elastomer membrane (62) and separated by grooves (50, 52, 56, 58) in said first surface (40) and said second surface (42) between said outer ring (38) and said central elastomer membrane (62), and
wherein said annular zone (70) flexes between a first mode and a second mode with said first mode being defined as said annular zone (70) flexing with said circular zone (68) to maximize the potential volume of displacement and said second mode being defined as said annular zone (70) flexing independently of said circular zone (68) to decrease the potential volume of displacement of said decoupler (36) between said first chamber (30) and said second chamber (32).

US Pat. No. 10,190,647

BRAKE DISC

1. A brake disk, including:an outer disk, being substantially ring-shaped, a through hole being defined in a center thereof, the through hole defining a central axis, the central axis defining an axial direction, a first plane being defined as a plane perpendicular to the axial direction, the outer disk having an inner annular flange, the inner annular flange surrounding the through hole, the inner annular flange of the outer disk being formed with a plurality of connecting bridges arranged in intervals, each said connecting bridge extending radially toward the central axis of the through hole, an end of the connecting bridge remote from the inner annular flange of the outer disk having a protruding portion, a disposing hole being disposed axially through the protruding portion, the protruding portion and the inner annular edge of the outer disk having a predetermined distance radially therebetween;
an inner disk, coaxially disposed in the through hole of the outer disk and located on a same plane with the outer disk, a central portion of the inner disk having a hub connecting portion, the inner disk further having an outer annular flange, the outer annular flange being formed with a plurality of recessed portions arranged in intervals, the recessed portions corresponding to the protruding portions respectively, the recessed portion being disposed through the inner disk axially, a shape of the recessed portion substantially corresponding to a shape of the protruding portion so that the protruding portion is fittingly engaged with the recessed portion to prevent the inner disk from rotating relative to the outer disk, the recessed portion and the protruding portion having a gap therebetween, wherein the gap extends continuously along a whole inner fringe of the recessed portion, the protruding portion having a contour completely inside a contour of the recessed portion so that the protruding portion is movable in the recessed portion on the first plane;
a plurality of positioning members, each said positioning member disposed through the disposing hole to restrain the outer disk and the inner disk from moving axially relative to each other;wherein the outer disk and the inner disk are axially non-overlapping;wherein the inner disk includes an outer annular portion, a plurality of bridge portions and the hub connecting portion, each said bridge portion extends from an inner annular flange of the outer annular portion relative to the recessed portion toward the hub connecting portion and is connected with and between the outer annular portion and the hub connecting portion, a number of the bridge portions is twice a number of the recessed portions, a portion of the outer annular portion corresponding to each recessed portion is divergently extended with two of the bridge portions toward the hub connecting portion so that two of the bridge portions between any two adjacent recessed portions convergently extend to a specific position of the hub connecting portion, the connecting bridge includes two foot portions which are connected with the inner annular flange of the outer disk and the protruding portion, the two foot portions divergently extend from the protruding portion toward the inner annular flange of the outer disk so that the connecting bridge is substantially Y-shaped;
wherein each recessed portion has an opening toward the outer disk wherein the opening has a width larger than a maximum width of each protruding portion.

US Pat. No. 10,190,646

SERVICING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SERVICING A BRAKE DEVICE OF A BRAKE SYSTEM HAVING A HORIZONTALLY ARRANGED BRAKE DISC

S.B. Patent Holding ApS, ...

1. A servicing system (30 or 300) for servicing a brake device (24) of a wind turbine yaw brake system comprising the brake device (24) and a horizontally arranged brake disc (22), wherein the servicing system (30 or 330) includes a frame (32 or 302), and wherein the servicing system (30 or 330) comprises:means (34 or 318) for mounting the frame (32 or 302) in a fixed position on the brake disc (22);
means (48 or 338) for supporting the brake device (24) which are adapted to allow the brake device (24) to be moved on the frame (32 or 302) relative to the brake disc (22); and,
means (46 or 304, 306) for lifting the brake device (24) which are adapted to allow the brake device (24) to be raised or lowered relative to the brake disc (22).

US Pat. No. 10,190,645

HYDRAULIC CIRCUIT FOR CLUTCH ACTUATION

Caterpillar Inc., Deerfi...

1. A hydraulic circuit for a transmission including at least one clutch, the hydraulic circuit comprising:a hydraulic fluid source supplying pressurized hydraulic fluid;
a clutch actuator operatively associated with a clutch, the clutch actuator including an actuator chamber and an actuator piston movably disposed in the actuator chamber, the clutch actuator in fluid communication with the hydraulic fluid source;
a reference actuator disposed in parallel to the clutch actuator and in fluid communication with the hydraulic fluid source; and
a compensation valve disposed in fluid communication with and responsive to hydraulic pressure in the clutch actuator and the reference actuator, the compensation valve arranged to selectively direct pressurized hydraulic fluid to and from the clutch actuator in response to a relative hydraulic pressure between the clutch actuator and the reference actuator.

US Pat. No. 10,190,644

CLUTCH ASSEMBLY AND SYSTEM

LOGAN CLUTCH CORPORATION,...

1. Apparatus comprising:a fluid coupling, wherein the fluid coupling is configured to deliver fluid pressure to a fluid pressure actuated clutch,
wherein the fluid coupling is in operative connection with a rotatable shaft, wherein the shaft includes
an annular shaft outer face,
an actuation fluid (AF) shaft fluid passage extending within the shaft, wherein the AF shaft fluid passage includes a shaft AF inlet opening in the shaft outer face,
wherein AF fluid pressure is deliverable to the clutch through the shaft AF inlet opening,
a rotationally stationary annular body,
wherein the body is configured to extend in surrounding relation of the shaft,
wherein the body includes an annular body outer face and an annular body inner face,
wherein the body includes a generally radially extending body AF passage that extends between the body outer face and the body inner face,
wherein the body outer face includes a body AF outer opening in fluid communication with the body AF passage, and the body inner face includes a body AF inner opening in fluid communication with the body AF passage,
an annular sleeve, wherein the annular sleeve is configured to extend in surrounding relation of the shaft and to rotate therewith,
wherein the sleeve includes an annular sleeve inner face and an annular sleeve outer face,
wherein the sleeve includes a sleeve AF passage, wherein the sleeve AF passage extends generally radially between the sleeve inner face and the sleeve outer face,
wherein the sleeve inner face includes a sleeve AF inner opening, wherein the sleeve AF inner opening is in fluid communication with the sleeve AF passage and the shaft AF inlet opening,
wherein the sleeve outer face includes a sleeve AF outer opening, wherein the sleeve AF outer opening is in fluid communication with the sleeve AF passage,
an AF pair of annular resilient AF seals, wherein each AF seal of the AF pair extends sealingly between the shaft outer face and the sleeve inner face,
wherein one AF seal of the AF pair is positioned on a first axial side of the shaft AF inlet opening and the sleeve AF outlet opening, and the other AF seal of the AF pair is positioned on a second axial side of the shaft AF inlet opening and the sleeve AF outlet opening,
at least one bearing, wherein the at least one bearing extends operatively between the body and the sleeve and enables the body and the sleeve to be relatively rotatably movable,
wherein application of AF pressure to the body AF outer opening causes AF fluid pressure to be delivered to the shaft AF passage of the relatively rotatably movable shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,190,642

TOOTHING FOR OPERATION AT A DEFLECTION ANGLE AND PRODUCTION METHOD

SMS SIEMAG AG, Duesseldo...

1. Spline spur toothing for force transmission from a drive shaft to a driven member arranged at angle to each other, comprising a first spur toothing (1) engaging in a second spur toothing provided on the driven member,wherein the first spur toothing (1) has a plurality of spur teeth (2), wherein a flank line (12) of each spur tooth (2) has a curvature, and a deflection angle (?) is formed between a rotational axis of the second spur toothing and a rotational axis of the first spur toothing, and
wherein a flank of the spur tooth (2) is formed with a twist in form of a profile angle deviation (?) in direction of the flank of the spur tooth (2) in a vertical plane.

US Pat. No. 10,190,641

FLANGED COMPONENT FOR A GAS TURBINE ENGINE

Solar Turbines Incorporat...

1. A flanged component for a gas turbine engine, the flanged component comprising:a flange body including a flange mating surface that mates with a second mating surface of a second flanged component;
a threaded feature including
a threaded portion with threads for receiving a threaded fastener, the threaded portion extending into the flange body from the flange mating surface along a feature axis, and
a relief portion extending into the flange body from the flange mating surface located outward from the threaded portion relative to the feature axis forming a rim portion therebetween, the rim portion including an upper rim surface having an annular shape parallel to the flange mating surface, and the relief portion including an inner surface on the rim portion extending from the upper rim surface and away from the flange mating surface, the inner surface having a frustoconical shape that tapers outward from the upper rim surface.

US Pat. No. 10,190,637

SEALED BEARING ASSEMBLY

NTN CORPORATION, Osaka (...

1. A sealed bearing assembly comprising:a bearing defining a bearing interior space;
a seal member separating the bearing interior space from an exterior of the bearing, and including a seal lip;
a seal sliding surface configured to slide relative to the seal lip in a circumferential direction; and
a protrusion on one circumferential portion of the seal lip, the protrusion at least partially defining an oil passage extending between the seal sliding surface and the seal lip, and communicating with the bearing interior space and the exterior of the bearing;
wherein the protrusion is shaped and positioned such that a fluid lubricating condition can be created between the seal lip and the seal sliding surface, and
wherein the protrusion extends in a direction perpendicular to the circumferential direction, and has a rounded shape such that a distance between the protrusion and the seal sliding surface decreases from respective ends of the protrusion toward a center of the protrusion, with respect to a circumferential width of the protrusion.

US Pat. No. 10,190,635

ELECTRIC MACHINE WITH IMPROVED BEARING LUBRICATION

1. An electric machine, comprising:a rotatable hollow shaft having a first side and an opposite second side, said hollow shaft including an oil collecting area in which an internal diameter of the hollow shaft is greater than an internal diameter of the hollow shaft on the second side of the hollow shaft; and
a first bearing arranged on the first side of the hollow shaft, said first bearing having a fluid connection to the oil collecting area.

US Pat. No. 10,190,634

TURBO-CHARGER BEARING

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A partial admission turbocharger, comprising:a housing;
a rotary assembly disposed within the housing and including a turbine wheel and a compressor wheel attached to one another by a shaft, the housing defining a partial admission inlet to the turbine wheel over only a portion of an annulus of the turbine so that the rotary assembly is subject to aero-load in a lateral direction; and
a bearing disposed in the housing and rotatably supporting the shaft, the bearing including an inner bearing surface that engages the shaft and an outer bearing surface that engages the housing, the outer bearing surface having a cylindrical outer surface and a pair of axially extending grooves recessed relative to the cylindrical outer surface and extending from one end of the bearing surface and at least partially along the bearing, the pair of axially extending grooves being located perpendicular to the aero-load direction.

US Pat. No. 10,190,632

MACHINED CAGE FOR THRUST BALL BEARING, DESIGN METHOD OF THE SAME, AND THRUST BALL BEARING INCLUDING THE CAGE

NSK LTD., Tokyo (JP)

1. A copper alloy machined cage for a thrust ball bearing, the machined cage comprising a plurality of pockets which are configured to rollably hold balls and arranged in a circumferential direction,wherein an inner surface of a pocket includes a cylindrical surface, and a support surface which is continuous with the cylindrical surface and is configured to contact a ball in an axial direction,
wherein the cylindrical surface is formed with two protruding portions at an equal interval in a circumferential direction of the pocket, the two protruding portions protruding from the cylindrical surface at a ball insertion side of the pocket which is opposite to the support surface in the axial direction,
wherein the protruding portions are configured to prevent falling out of the ball from a ball insertion side opening of the pocket and are either elastically deformable or elastic-plastically deformable by the ball during insertion of the ball into the pocket, and
wherein if an inner diameter of a virtual circle which is formed by circular arc surfaces of the protruding portions is denoted as X, a diameter of the ball is denoted as Da, and a total interference amount of the two protruding portions with the ball in a radial direction is denoted as ?=Da?X, 0.001 Da wherein each of the protruding portions protrudes toward a center of the pockets by a predetermined amount to form a partial cylindrical circular arc surface, and the partial cylindrical circular arc surface extends from a ball insertion side end surface of the cage in an axial inward direction by a predetermined axial length.

US Pat. No. 10,190,630

TIN-BASED SLIDING BEARING ALLOY

1. A tin-based plain bearing alloy suitable for producing a plain bearing coating in a casting process, comprising at least one principal alloying element, a principal structural element, and a tin proportion of 25 to 98% by weight, wherein the at least one principal alloying element is selected from the group consisting of0 to 25% by weight antimony,
0 to 20% by weight copper, and
2 to 14% by weight zinc,
and wherein the principal structural element is a tin-zinc eutectic having a ?Sn solid solution and an ?Zn solid solution as two phases, wherein said principal structural element has an icosahedral short-range order in the form of clusters.

US Pat. No. 10,190,629

ROTATING FORM

1. An apparatus, comprising:a base with an inner cavity, an outer surface, and at least one hole that passes from the inner cavity through the outer surface;
a form with an inner opening and an inner surface, and with at least one hole that passes through the inner surface, wherein at least a portion of the base extends into at least a portion of the inner opening; and
pressurized air passing into the inner cavity, out the holes through the outer surface and into the holes in the inner surface.

US Pat. No. 10,190,621

OUTER CASING FOR CONTROL CABLE, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME, AND CONTROL CABLE

NHK Spring Co., Ltd., Yo...

1. An outer casing for a control cable for vehicles, the outer casing comprising:an inner tube, which includes a crystalline resin; and
an outer tube, which includes an outer resin layer covering an outer periphery of the inner tube and, in the outer resin layer, includes a plurality of metal wires buried in parallel with an axial direction of the inner tube and at equal intervals in a circumferential direction of the inner tube, wherein a primer applied to a surface of the metal wires adheres the plurality of metal wires to the outer resin layer so as to inhibit relative movement between the plurality of metal wires and the outer resin layer, a thickness of the inner tube is from 50 to 1,000 ?m, and a thickness of the outer resin layer is from 0.2 to 2.0 mm, and the outer resin layer includes a resin having a storage elastic modulus according to dynamic viscoelasticity of not more than 3,000 MPa.

US Pat. No. 10,190,620

REMOTE CONTROL ASSEMBLY

Kongsberg Driveline Syste...

1. A remote control assembly, said remote control assembly comprising:a sheath having a longitudinal axis along a length thereof and defining an interior;
a liner disposed within said interior and coupled to said sheath; and
a wire having an outer surface with said wire disposed between and coupled to said sheath and said liner;
wherein said outer surface of said wire defines a plurality of notches separated into a first group of notches and a second group of notches with each notch within each of said first and second groups defining a first distance therebetween substantially along said longitudinal axis, and said first group of notches and said second group of notches defining a second distance therebetween with said second distance being greater than said first distance; and
wherein said wire is free of any notches along said second distance defined between said first and second group of notches.

US Pat. No. 10,190,616

ROOF COVER FASTENER

CELCORE INCORPORATED, Bl...

1. A roof cover fastener that attaches roof materials to lightweight insulating concrete and other roof deck materials, the fastener comprisinga. a cover plate, the cover plate comprising:
a planar body having a perimeter,
a central aperture disposed centrally in the body,
a first annular rib formed into the body and encircling the central aperture,
a second annular rib formed into the body and encircling the first annular rib,
a first channel separating the first annular rib from the second annular rib, wherein the first annular rib and second annular rib extend above the first channel and wherein the first channel has a flat planar first contact surface, the flat planar first contact surface configured to contact a roof material without penetrating the roof material,
a first circular shaped medial aperture and a second circular shaped medial aperture disposed in the first channel between the first annular rib and the second annular rib;
b. a first auger element, the first auger element comprising:
a first end and a second end,
a head coupled to the first end,
a tip coupled to the second end, and
a thread crest with a thread root extending from the second end towards the first end; andwherein the first circular shaped medial aperture and the second circular shaped medial aperture are both configured to receive an auger element as it is driven into the roof material.

US Pat. No. 10,190,615

ONE PIECE SCREWS FOR, AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING, BLIND SIDE FASTENERS AND SYSTEMS WITH FREE SPIN FEATURE

Centrix Aero, LLC, Kent,...

1. A single sided fastener comprising:an auxiliary structure including a housing, a proximal orifice positioned within the housing adjacent to a proximal end of the auxiliary structure, and an axially aligned bore positioned within the housing, where the axially aligned bore includes a first anti-rotation section having a non-circular cross section;
a collet body including a threaded portion and a second anti-rotation section mating with the first-anti-rotation section to prevent rotation between the collet body and the auxiliary structure while allowing axial translation between the collet body and the auxiliary structure, the second anti-rotation section having a non-circular cross-section, the collet body including a plurality of radially displaceable fingers with a plurality of workpiece gripping elements in exterior surfaces of the plurality of radially displaceable fingers;
a screw captively retained in the auxiliary structure and in a first configuration rotationally engaging with the threaded portion of the collet body to transform rotational movement thereof into axial translation of the collet body, wherein the screw includes a screw head with a drive tool interface receiving a rotary force imparted by a drive tool, a screw head flange positioned in the proximal orifice of the auxiliary structure, and a non-threaded portion axially positioned between a distal threaded portion of the screw and a proximal threaded portion of the screw, wherein when the screw is in a second configuration the non-threaded portion is aligned with the threaded portion of the collet body, the screw freely spins within the collet body, and wherein axial translation of the screw initiates interaction between the plurality of radially displaceable fingers and the distal threaded portion of the screw; and
a retaining ring positioned in the auxiliary structure axially retaining the screw head flange.

US Pat. No. 10,190,614

FIXING DEVICE

1. A fixing device adapted to be mounted on a wall for connection with an object holder, said fixing device comprising:a fixing member adapted to be mounted on the wall;
a hollow shell body made of metal, having first and second end surfaces, and being formed with a through groove that has a first groove portion extending through said first end surface in a first direction, and a second groove portion extending through said second end surface in a second direction which is substantially perpendicular to the first direction;
a first connecting member made of a plastic material, securely connected to said fixing member, and having a linking portion that extends in the first direction, and that is inserted into said first groove portion of said through groove;
a second connecting member made of a plastic material, adapted to be connected to the object holder, and having a connecting portion that extends in the second direction, that is inserted into said second groove portion of said through groove, and that is securely connected to said linking portion of said first connecting member;
wherein said linking portion of said first connecting member has two engaging grooves; and
wherein said connecting portion of said second connecting member has two hooks engaging respectively said engaging grooves.

US Pat. No. 10,190,613

REMOVABLE BLIND FASTENER FOR JOINING COMPONENTS

Kwikbolt Limited, Kingst...

1. A removable blind fastener, comprising:a) a first tubular element with a head portion at one end and a guide portion at the other end, wherein the guide portion has a plurality of guides extending away from the head end of the first tubular element in a direction parallel to the central axis of the first tubular element, the space between the guides defining guide channels, and wherein parts of the first tubular element between the guides define sills;
b) a second tubular element having a threaded portion and an arm portion, the threaded portion having an internally threaded aperture along the central axis of the second tubular element, and the arm portion having a plurality of outwardly biasable resilient arms extending away from the threaded portion in a direction parallel to the central axis of the second tubular element, wherein the number of arms is equal to the number of guide channels provided on the first tubular element, and wherein the end portions of the arm portions of the second tubular member are thicker than the rest of the arm portion, to define a recess behind the end portions of the arm portion, wherein the thickness in a direction perpendicular to the central axis of the second tubular element of the ends of the arm portions determines the distance that the end portions are biased away from the central axis of the second tubular element in use; the removable blind fastener further comprising;
c) an elongate screw member having a head portion and a threaded portion, wherein, in use, the screw member is located within the first tubular element and the second tubular element in such a way that the first tubular element, second tubular element and screw member are co-axial, and whereby the head portion of the screw member is located within the head portion of the first tubular element, and the threaded portion of the second tubular element is threaded onto the threaded portion of the screw member, such that the arms of the second tubular element can engage with the guide channels of the first tubular element, and wherein the removable blind fastener is arranged so that:
(i) rotation of the screw member in a first direction causes movement of the second tubular element towards the first tubular element in a clamping direction, this movement causing the arms of the second tubular element to move along the guide channels of the first tubular element and engage with the sills of the first tubular element, whereby continued rotation of the screw member causes the arms of the second tubular element to bias outwardly, away from the central axis of the second tubular element against the sills of the first tubular element; and
(ii) rotation of the screw member in a second direction causes movement of the second tubular element away from the first member in a releasing direction.

US Pat. No. 10,190,607

COMPOSITE ACTUATOR PISTON HEAD ASSEMBLY

Goodrich Corporation, Ch...

1. An actuator comprising:a composite actuator rod tube having a tapered end;
an embedded bolt having a threaded end, wherein the embedded bolt has a complementary shape to the tapered end;
a nut configured to engage with the threaded end of the embedded bolt; and
a piston head concentrically surrounding the tapered end of the composite actuator rod tube, wherein the composite actuator rod tube extends through the piston head and terminates at an interface between the nut and the piston head.

US Pat. No. 10,190,603

POWER GENERATION FROM ATMOSPHERIC AIR PRESSURE

Spar Energy LLC, Montval...

1. An apparatus comprising:a chamber including an inlet that receives injected air and an outlet through which a mixture of the injected air and drawn-in ambient air exits, the chamber being defined by an enclosure having an exterior surface and an interior surface defining a substantially constant thickness;
an internal cone within the chamber between the inlet and the outlet, wherein the internal cone gradually increases in size from the inlet to the outlet, wherein a first end of the internal cone proximate to the inlet is narrower in size than a second end of the internal cone proximate to the outlet; and
a flow channel formed by space between the interior surface of the chamber and the internal cone, wherein a first interior surface of the flow channel is the interior surface of the chamber and a second interior surface of the flow channel is an exterior surface of the internal cone,
wherein the flow channel comprises:
an aperture, created by a slit extending through the substantially constant thickness of the chamber, through which ambient air external to the chamber is drawn into the flow channel; and
a velocity airfoil at a position on the second interior surface of the flow channel, the velocity airfoil spaced between the aperture and the inlet and along a longitudinal length of the flow channel.

US Pat. No. 10,190,588

COMPRESSOR HAVING A CHECK VALVE IN THE INJECTION PASSAGE

Daikin Industries, Ltd., ...

1. A compressor, comprising:a housing member having an injection passage formed therein, the injection passage communicating with a compression chamber where refrigerant is compressed and which is in the middle of compression;
a check valve arranged in the injection passage; and
an injection pipe arranged and configured to supply refrigerant to the injection passage;
the check valve having
a valve body slidably arranged in the injection passage, and
a valve supporting member arranged on an injection pipe side relative to the valve body,
the valve supporting member being arranged and configured to restrict movement of the valve body toward the injection pipe side when the check valve checks a flow of refrigerant from the compression chamber to the injection pipe,
a center hole being formed in a center part of the valve body,
a peripheral hole being formed in the valve supporting member, the peripheral hole opposing a rim part of the valve body located on a rim side relative to the center hole, with refrigerant passing through the peripheral hole and the center hole and being supplied to the compression chamber when refrigerant is supplied from the injection pipe to the compression chamber,
the center hole being arranged and configured to be closed by the valve supporting member, and the peripheral hole being arranged and configured to be closed by the rim part of the valve body when the check valve checks the flow of refrigerant from the compression chamber to the injection pipe,
the housing member having a valve restricting face arranged on an opposite side of the valve supporting member relative to the valve body, the valve restricting face being arranged and configured to restrict movement of the valve body in a direction of flow of refrigerant when refrigerant is supplied from the injection pipe to the compression chamber,
the injection passage including an injection port arranged downstream of the valve restricting face in the direction of flow of refrigerant when refrigerant is supplied from the injection pipe to the compression chamber, and the injection port directly communicating with the compression chamber, and
a flow passage area of the center hole formed in the valve body being larger than a flow passage area of the injection port, and a total flow passage area of the peripheral hole formed in the valve supporting member being larger than the flow passage area of the injection port.

US Pat. No. 10,190,584

ELECTRIC PUMP

LG INNOTEK CO., LTD., Se...

1. An electric pump comprising:a motor unit including a stator, a rotor core disposed inside the stator, and a shaft coupled to the rotor core;
a first pump unit and a second pump unit which are coupled using the shaft as a coaxial axis;
a first housing in which a motor housing receiving the motor unit and a pump housing including a first pump accommodating part are integrally formed, the first pump unit being inserted in the first pump accommodating part;
a second housing coupled to the first housing to cover the first pump accommodating part and including a second pump accommodating part in which the second pump unit is inserted; and
a cover unit coupled to the second housing to cover the second pump accommodating part,
wherein each of the first pump unit and the second pump unit comprises an internal rotor coupled to the shaft and having an external lob formed thereon and an external rotor disposed outside the internal rotor and having an internal lobe formed to be engaged with the external lob,
wherein the second pump accommodating part is formed on a front face of the second housing and a rear face of the second housing covers the first pump accommodating part,
wherein the first pump accommodating part and the rear face of the second housing have a first-stage inlet port and a first-stage outlet port formed such that the first-stage inlet port and the first-stage outlet port are separated from each other, and
wherein the second pump accommodating part and an inner face of the cover unit have a second-stage inlet port and a second-stage outlet port formed such that the second-stage inlet port and the second-stage outlet port are separated from each other,
wherein the first housing includes a first-stage inlet channel connected to the first-stage inlet port and a first-stage outlet channel connected to the first-stage outlet port, and the second housing includes a second-stage inlet channel passing through the front face and the rear face to cause the first-stage outlet port and the second-stage inlet port to communicate with each other and a second-stage outlet channel connected to the second-stage outlet port.

US Pat. No. 10,190,583

POSITIVE DISPLACEMENT PUMP

MHWIRTH GMBH, Erkelenz (...

1. A positive displacement pump comprising:a drive unit; and
a pump unit comprising,
at least one inline valve unit comprising an external dimension,
four connecting and/or spacing devices, the four connecting and/or spacing devices being arranged in a rectangular shape so that a spacing exists between any two of the four connecting and/or spacing devices, and
a pair of flanges which are connected to each other via the four connecting and/or spacing devices,
wherein,
in an operating position, the at least one inline valve unit is clamped between the pair of flanges,
the at least one inline valve unit is configured to be displaced without removing any of the four connecting and/or spacing devices and without changing a spacing between the pair of flanges and the four connecting and/or spacing devices, and
the spacing between at least two of the four connecting and/or spacing devices is greater than the external dimension of the at least one inline valve unit.

US Pat. No. 10,190,570

TRAVELING WAVE PROPELLER, PUMP AND GENERATOR APPARATUSES, METHODS AND SYSTEMS

Pliant Energy Systems LLC...

1. An articulated mechanism for imparting kinetic energy into a fluid or harnessing energy from a fluid comprising—a first article comprised of a sheet-like flexible material to which force is applied to create strained deformations expressing the internal energy state of the article,
at least two coupling members connected to the same edge of the first article and to a common member by way of an intermediate transmission assembly,
wherein the coupling members, common member and transmission assembly together constitute a physical restraint that maintains the persistence of strained deformations in the first article,
wherein the transmission assembly allows the first article three degrees of freedom of motion relative to the common member.

US Pat. No. 10,190,569

DEVICE FOR AUTOMATICALLY GENERATING ENERGY

NATIONAL TAIWAN NORMAL UN...

1. A device for automatically generating energy arranged in a water tank, said water tank containing a liquid, and said device for automatically generating energy comprising:a buoy located in said water tank and sinking in said liquid, and said buoy has an accommodation space therein filled with said liquid, and sides of said buoy are provided with a water inlet and a water outlet, and said water inlet and said water outlet connect with said accommodation space;
a tube body with an end connecting with said water inlet of said buoy;
a three-way tube provided with a bottom through hole, a top through hole and a side through hole, and said bottom through hole connects with said water outlet of said buoy, and said side through hole connects with a drain pipe, and an outlet of said drain pipe is located outside said water tank;
two valves, and one of said valves located on an end of said tube body opposite to said water inlet, and another of said valves is located on said top through hole of said three-way tube, and each of said valves connects with a floating ball, and when said buoy is filled with said liquid and sinks in said liquid of said water tank, each said floating ball floats to close said valves, so as to prevent said liquid from flowing into said buoy, and said liquid within said buoy is drained from said side through hole of said three-way tube to raise said buoy to a water level of said liquid, and each said floating ball looses said valves, and said liquid flows into said buoy through said water inlet to fill said accommodation space, and said buoy sinks in said water tank again; and
a potential-energy power generation device provided with a connecting rod to connect with said buoy, and when said buoy moves in said water tank, said buoy tows said connecting rod to provide potential energy for said potential-energy power generation device to generate power.

US Pat. No. 10,190,566

MODULARIZED OCEAN ENERGY GENERATING DEVICE AND BUILT-IN MODULE THEREOF

HANGZHOU LINDONG NEW ENER...

1. A built-in module for a modularized ocean energy generating device, the modularized ocean energy generating device comprising an outer frame, the built-in module comprising:an inner frame detachably disposed in the outer frame;
at least one hydraulic generator module generating power from water flow, disposed in the inner frame, an axis of the hydraulic generator module being parallel to a horizontal plane;
at least one mounting shaft, the at least one hydraulic generator module being mounted at the at least one mounting shaft, the at least one mounting shaft being rotatably mounted at the inner frame;
at least one driving unit, directly connected to the mounting shaft and driving the mounting shaft to rotate about a vertical axis; and
at least two barriers disposed at the inner frame or the outer frame and located at upstream and downstream sides of the hydraulic generator module along a water flow direction, respectively,
wherein the at least one driving unit is located above a water surface.

US Pat. No. 10,190,564

METHOD FOR ACTUATING A SPARK GAP

BORGWARNER BERU SYSTEMS G...

1. A method for actuating a spark gap in an internal combustion engine in which the spark gap is assigned a first ignition coil and a second ignition coil, each of which has a primary winding and a secondary winding that are inductively coupled to one another, the method comprising the following steps:(a) triggered by a start signal, charging the primary winding of the first ignition coil and with a delay D, for which 0?D, charging the primary winding of the second ignition coil by supplying a direct current, wherein, whilst each primary winding is charged, the respective secondary winding is blocked;
(b) measuring a primary current supplied to each of the primary windings;
(c) after a period T, abruptly discharging the primary winding of the first ignition coil, and with the delay D abruptly discharging the primary winding of the second ignition coil, whereby secondary currents are induced in the respective secondary windings, which lead to an electrical discharge between two electrodes of the spark gap;
(d) measuring the secondary current flowing through each of the ignition coils;
(e) thereafter alternately starting a charging of the primary winding of the first ignition coil and a charging of the primary winding of the second ignition coil whenever the strength of the secondary current flowing through the first or second ignition coil falls below a threshold;
(f) abruptly discharging the primary winding of the first ignition coil whenever the strength of the primary current flowing through the primary winding of the first ignition coil rises to an upper threshold and/or whenever the secondary current flowing through the secondary winding of the second ignition coil falls below an upper threshold, and abruptly discharging the primary winding of the second ignition coil alternately with the primary winding of the first ignition coil whenever the strength of the primary current flowing through the primary winding of the second ignition coil rises to an upper threshold and/or whenever the secondary current flowing through the secondary winding of the first ignition coil falls below an upper threshold;
(g) repeating steps (e) and (f) until the duration of the discharge process between two electrodes of the spark gap reaches a predefined value Z; and
(h) thereafter both primary windings remain separated from the supply of direct current until there occurs a further start signal and the above sequence of steps is restarted with step (a).

US Pat. No. 10,190,558

FUEL INJECTION DEVICE NOZZLE PLATE

ENPLAS CORPORATION, Sait...

1. A fuel injection device nozzle plate to be attached to a fuel injection port of a fuel injection device, said nozzle plate comprising:a nozzle plate main body;
a nozzle hole formed in the nozzle plate main body such that fuel injected from the fuel injection port passes through the nozzle plate;
a spray direction change element configured to collide with fuel spray injected from the nozzle hole so as to change a travel direction of the fuel spray, the spray direction change element being integrally formed with the nozzle plate main body so as to project around an outlet side of the nozzle hole extending through the nozzle plate main body; and
an interference body partially blocking an outlet of the nozzle hole such that the nozzle hole injects fuel toward an inner wall surface of the spray direction change element;
wherein the inner wall surface of the spray direction change element is substantially U-shaped in plan view, and
wherein the inner wall surface has a curved first inner wall surface part and a pair of second inner wall surface parts, the first inner wall surface part projecting so as to surround a part of the outlet side of the nozzle hole, the pair of second inner wall surface parts extending from both ends of the first inner wall surface part so as to face each other.

US Pat. No. 10,190,554

FUEL SUPPLY DEVICE

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

1. A fuel supply device, comprising:a fuel tank for storing fuel, wherein the fuel comprises components with different octane numbers;
a separator provided inside the fuel tank to separate the fuel into high-octane fuel that contains a greater amount of components with high octane numbers than the fuel and low-octane fuel that contains a greater amount of components with low octane numbers than the fuel; and
a high-octane fuel tank provided inside the fuel tank to store the high-octane fuel separated from the fuel by the separator, wherein the separator has two chambers partitioned by a separation membrane, such that the high-octane fuel in a gas state included in the fuel supplied to one of the chambers is caused to pass through the separation membrane by pervaporation to be collected in the other of the chambers,
the fuel supply device further comprising a condenser provided inside the fuel tank to condense the high-octane fuel in the gas state separated by the separator.

US Pat. No. 10,190,552

INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE PROVIDED WITH A DEVICE FOR THE AMPLIFICATION OF THE INTAKE SOUND

FERRARI S.P.A., Modena (...

1. An internal combustion engine (4) comprising:a plurality of cylinders (8);
at least one intake manifold (9), which receives fresh air from the outside;
a plurality of intake channels (14), each connecting a cylinder (8) to the intake manifold (9); and
an intake sound amplification device (26), which is provided with an amplification pipe (27) and with an insulating element (29), which seals the amplification pipe (27) in a tight manner;
the internal combustion engine (4) is characterized in that the amplification device (26) comprises:
a plurality of amplification channels (30), each originating from a corresponding intake channel (14); and
an amplification manifold (31), which, on one side, is connected to all amplification channels (30) and, on the other side, is connected to the amplification pipe (27).

US Pat. No. 10,190,551

HUMIDITY SENSOR DEVICE ARRANGED IN A CHOKE PORTION OF AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE INTAKE AIR PASSAGE

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A sensor device that is disposed in an intake passage through which intake air flows to an internal combustion engine, the sensor device comprising:a humidity sensor that generates a signal according to a humidity of the intake air flowing through the intake passage;
a flow rate sensor that generates a signal according to a flow rate of intake air;
a support component that supports the humidity sensor and the flow rate sensor; and
a housing having
a first passage communicated with the intake passage, a part of the intake air flowing through the first passage, and
a second passage branched from the first passage, wherein
the flow rate sensor is arranged in the second passage,
a choke portion is defined in the second passage to decrease a cross-sectional area of the second passage,
the flow rate sensor is arranged on the choke portion,
the support component has a first surface and a second surface opposite from each other in a thickness direction of the support component, and
the humidity sensor is disposed on the first surface of the support component, and the flow rate sensor is disposed on the second surface of the support component.

US Pat. No. 10,190,549

CHECK VALVES AND VENTURI DEVICES HAVING THE SAME

Dayco IP Holdings, LLC, ...

1. A check valve comprising:a housing defining an internal cavity having a first port and a second port both in fluid communication therewith and having a first seat and a second seat, the first seat being proximate the first port;
a seal disk within the internal cavity, wherein the seal disk is translatable between a closed position against the first seat and an open position against the second seat; and
an outlet conduit extending from the second port, wherein the outlet conduit defines an outlet passageway and an outlet end, wherein the outlet passageway has a restrictor profile;
wherein the restrictor profile has a first portion more proximate the second port and a second section more proximate the outlet end, wherein as viewed in a transverse cross-section both the first portion and the second portion are circular;
wherein the first portion narrows according to a parabolic or hyperbolic function along a length of the first portion in the downstream direction.

US Pat. No. 10,190,546

INTAKE MANIFOLD

AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. An intake manifold comprising:a surge tank;
a plurality of branch pipes branching off from the surge tank;
an EGR gas distribution part for distributing EGR gas to each of the branch pipes;
an EGR cooler configured to cool the EGR gas to be introduced into the EGR gas distribution part, the EGR cooler and the EGR gas distribution part being provided adjacent to and integral with each other outside the surge tank and the plurality of branch pipes; and
an EGR valve configured to regulate a flow rate of the EGR gas to be introduced into the EGR gas distribution part through the EGR valve after the EGR gas having flowed in the EGR cooler passes through the EGR cooler,
wherein the EGR cooler includes a gas passage through which the EGR gas flows and a water passage through which cooling water in an engine flows to cool the gas passage, and
the intake manifold is configured to allow the EGR gas to pass through the EGR cooler and then flow in the EGR gas distribution part through the EGR valve, and distribute the EGR gas into the plurality of branch pipes so that the EGR gas merges with intake air that flows through the branch pipes.

US Pat. No. 10,190,543

METHOD OF OPERATING INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE HAVING INCREASED RICH LIMIT FOR DEDICATED EGR CYLINDER

SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTIT...

1. A method of operating an engine having at least one dedicated EGR cylinder, with the remaining cylinders being main cylinders, comprising:operating the main cylinders at a first air-fuel ratio;
determining a rich operating limit of the dedicated EGR cylinder operating without internal EGR;
operating the dedicated EGR cylinder at a second air-fuel ratio that is at or below the rich operating limit;
controlling the intake and/or exhaust valves of the main cylinders such that the main cylinders retain exhaust gas, thereby providing internal EGR to only those cylinders, during all or some operating conditions of the engine; and
controlling the intake and/or exhaust valves of the dedicated EGR cylinder independently of the intake and/or exhaust valves of the dedicated EGR cylinder, such that the dedicated EGR cylinder never receives internal EGR at any load of the engine.

US Pat. No. 10,190,528

OPPOSED PISTON ENGINE CYLINDER WITH CARBON SCRAPER

Fairbanks Morse LLC, Cha...

1. A cylinder for an opposed piston engine, comprising:a cylinder body including:
first and second piston bores extending along a central axis for reciprocation of corresponding first and second opposed pistons therein, wherein the first and second piston bores have a piston bore diameter;
a chamber bore located between the first and second piston bores, wherein the chamber bore has a chamber diameter smaller than the piston bore diameter; and
first and second open annular scraper grooves located on opposite ends of the chamber bore.

US Pat. No. 10,190,447

CAMSHAFT ADJUSTER AND SEPARATING SLEEVE FOR A CAMSHAFT ADJUSTER

1. A camshaft adjuster comprising:a stator, a rotor rotatable relative to the stator around a rotation axis and having a hub for accommodating a camshaft, first supply channels and second supply channels, separated therefrom, radially penetrating the hub, and a separating sleeve, inserted into the hub with at least one end section, which forms an outer axial supply space and an inner axial supply space, separated therefrom, in the hub, the outer axial supply space being fluidically connected to the first supply channels in an axial plane, and the inner axial supply space being fluidically connected to the second supply channels in the axial plane, the separating sleeve including a cylindrical base body including an outer shell defining an outer circumferential surface of the separating sleeve and a number of axial grooves penetrating partially radially into the cylindrical base body away from the outer shell, the axial grooves at least partially forming the outer axial supply space and which are each fluidically connected to the first supply channels, and that the separating sleeve includes a number of radial apertures fluidically connecting the inner axial supply space to a second supply line.

US Pat. No. 10,190,437

TEST BENCH FOR AN AIRCRAFT TURBOJET ENGINE, WITH SHUTTERS

Safran Aero Boosters S.A....

1. A test bench for a turbojet engine, said test bench comprising:an inlet;
an outlet;
a passage allowing a circulation of air between the inlet and the outlet, the passage structured and operable to receive a turbojet engine for testing;
the passage comprises at least one tight movable shutter comprising an inflatable element, the at least one tight movable shutter is structured and operable to cut off the circulation of air between the inlet and the outlet and to suffocate a fire occurring in the passage at the turbojet engine.

US Pat. No. 10,190,413

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR EVALUATING THE CONTENTS OF MATERIALS

Michael P. Smith, Tulsa,...

1. A method for analyzing the mechanical strength of a geologic formation comprising:a. Placing a plurality of separated samples of material obtained from the geologic formation into a container, the container comprising a top, bottom, and two or more sides,
b. Subjecting the container to one or more compression forces, wherein at least one of the one or more compression forces are applied to at least two sides of each container, and the samples interact with at least two sides of the container,
c. Determining the amount of compression of the container, and
d. Assessing the mechanical strength of the geologic formation by evaluating the compression of the container comprising the samples.

US Pat. No. 10,190,371

SUCKER ROD

Sigma Lift Solutions, Cor...

1. A sucker rod comprising:(a) an elongate threaded fiberglass rod having an outer surface portion from which fiberglass material has been removed to define a screw thread:
(b) an elongate sleeve defining an axial cavity to receive said rod, said axial cavity having a surface defining;
i. an axially extending frustoconical first portion having a minor dimension proximate a first end of said sleeve and a major dimension axially distal of said first end of said sleeve, said rod initially received in said cavity at said first end of said sleeve; and
ii. a threaded portion proximate a second end of said sleeve;
(c) an elongate threaded insert having a frustoconical outer surface with a minor dimension and a major dimension, said outer surface of said insert in wedged engagement with said frustoconical portion of said axial cavity of said sleeve, said insert defining an axial cavity having a cavity surface defining a screw thread in threaded engagement with said screw thread of said rod; and
(d) a connector having a surface defining a first threaded portion extending axially proximate a first end of said connector and a second threaded portion extending axially proximate a second end of said connector, said first threaded portion in threaded engagement with said threaded portion of said sleeve.

US Pat. No. 10,190,362

SECTIONAL DOOR WITH PIVOTABLE GUIDE ROLLERS

SEUSTER KG, Luedenscheid...

1. A door havinga. a door leaf comprising a plurality of slats which extend horizontally with their longitudinal axes approximately perpendicular to a direction of an opening movement;
b. a guide arrangement for guiding the opening movement of the door leaf, said guide arrangement comprising
i. guide rails arranged spirally, relative to a spiral axis parallel to the longitudinal axes of the slats, in layers in planes extending perpendicular to the longitudinal axes of the slats, and
ii. guide elements (42) on lateral edges of a leading slat (40) in the direction of opening movement, said guide elements being introducible into radially outermost layers of said guide rails
iii. wherein the guide elements (42) at the lateral edges of the leading slat (40) are fastened to the leading slat (40) via pivoting levers (50) and mounted to said leading slat pivotably relative to a pivot axis extending parallel to the longitudinal axis of the slat (40), and wherein the leading slat is pivotable between a position of rest between said spiral layers and a sealing position when the door leaf is in a closed position;
c. a sealing strip (60) being arranged on the leading slat (40) and, movable between an open position when the leading slat is in the position of rest, and a sealing strip sealing position resting against a stationary sealing device located adjacent at least one of said lateral edges when the leading slat is in the sealing position, wherein said sealing strip is movable by pivoting of the leading slat (40) about the pivot axis.

US Pat. No. 10,190,342

DOOR LOCK MECHANISM FOR VEHICLE

HYUNDAI MOTOR INDIA ENGIN...

1. A door lock mechanism for a vehicle, comprising:an outside handle lever;
a lock pin which is movable between an unlocked position and a locked position in a radial direction from a rotation axis of a pawl lever rotatable by a rotating displacement of the outside handle lever, wherein at the unlocked position, the rotating displacement of the outside handle lever is transmitted to the pawl lever, and at the locked position, the rotating displacement of the outside handle lever is not transmitted to the pawl lever;
a lock lever which is selectively rotated to allow the lock pin to be moved in the radial direction;
a safety lever engaged with the lock lever, the safety lever receiving a manipulation force of a safety knob and rotating the lock lever; and
an interlinking unit which allows a rotating displacement of the pawl lever to be partly transmitted to the safety lever,
wherein the interlinking unit comprises: an elongated element, a first end of which is rotatably fixed to the safety lever and a second side of which protrudes towards the pawl lever so that, in a returned state where the pawl lever is not subjected to the manipulation force, but is only applied with an elastic force of a return spring, the elongated element is separated from the pawl lever, and wherein the pawl lever is configured to allow the rotating displacement of the pawl lever to transmit to the safety lever via the elongated element,
wherein a pawl which is rotated in cooperation with the pawl lever is elastically supported by the return spring such that the pawl receives the elastic force of the return spring and thus restricts a rotation of a claw,
wherein the lock lever is rotated along with a rotation of the safety lever by the interlinking unit, to move the lock pin into the unlocked position,
wherein the pawl lever is provided, on an end side thereof, with a bent part which is bent perpendicularly from a rotating surface of the pawl lever,
wherein the elongated element is mounted to protrude towards and thus come into contact with the bent part of the pawl lever,
wherein an inside handle lever is mounted to, upon rotation, transmit a manipulation force of an inside handle to the pawl lever via the bent part of the pawl lever,
wherein the elongated element is provided, on a lower end thereof, with a protrusion which is faced with the bent part such that the protrusion come into direct contact with the bent part of the pawl lever upon rotation of the pawl lever, and the protrusion is integrally formed with the elongated element,
wherein the pawl lever is rotated in cooperation with the pawl;
wherein the pawl restricts or allows a rotation of the claw which has engaged with a striker by rotation thereof; and
wherein the claw engages with and disengages from the striker by rotation thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,190,335

METHODS FOR PREVENTING UNWANTED ACCESS TO A LOCKED ENCLOSURE

Lock II, LLC, Nicholasvi...

1. A method of moving a lock bolt between a locked position and an unlocked position, the lock bolt coupled to a lever arm moveable between engageable and disengageable positions, the lever arm operatively coupled to a sliding member, comprising:driving a worm gear with a motor in a first direction, thereby rotating a face gear from a locking position to an unlocking position;
biasing a blocker member with a biasing member in a biasing direction, the biasing direction being the direction of rotation of the face gear, the biasing member interacting with the face gear and the blocker member;
preventing the rotation of the blocker member between a first position and a second position by a selective engagement between the blocker member and the sliding member, wherein the lever arm is in the disengaged and engageable positions when the sliding member engages the blocker member in the first and second positions, respectively;
releasing the selective engagement by an upward movement of the sliding member, thereby rotating the blocker member in the biasing direction to the second position, the upward movement caused by the lever arm interacting with a rotary element as the rotary element is rotated by a user; and
causing an engagement between the lever arm and the rotary element and downwardly moving the sliding member, thereby reengaging the selective engagement, wherein further rotation of the rotary element after the engagement moves the lock bolt into the unlocked position.

US Pat. No. 10,190,330

SHADING SYSTEM AND METHOD OF USE

Shibumi Shade, LLC, Rale...

1. A system for providing shade onto a surface, comprising:a canopy configured for engagement with, and complete aerial suspension by, a single, continuous frame,
wherein the frame consists essentially of a plurality of sections configured for end-to-end alignment from a left end to a right end, wherein each section is configured to engage with any adjacent sections,
wherein the left end and the right end are configured to be secured to the surface for aerially supporting the frame and completely suspending the canopy aerially, and
a container for housing and transporting all of the other components of the system, wherein the container is also an anchor for housing weight,
a cord selectively engaged or coupled to an interior of the container for inverting the container to serve as the anchor for housing weight, the cord selectively engageable or coupled to the frame.

US Pat. No. 10,190,329

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND ASSEMBLIES FOR COVERING AN END OF A POST

Jacob Kobelt, Langley (C...

12. An apparatus for covering an end of a post, the apparatus comprising:a cover body defining a recess and comprising a means for aligning the cover body relative to the post when the end of the post is received in the recess, wherein the means for aligning comprises a plurality of means, in the recess and surrounding a central axis of the cover body, for guiding respective ones of a plurality of vertex regions adjacent respective ones of a plurality of vertices at the end of the post, wherein each of the plurality of means for guiding comprises two generally parallel and spaced-apart members defining a respective channel extending obliquely relative to the central axis of the cover body, wherein the cover body defines sufficient clearance in the recess to receive, in the recess, a generally planar end surface at the end of the post when the plurality of vertex regions are received in respective ones of the channels, the generally planar end surface extending between corner edges of the post extending between respective pairs of the plurality of vertices at the end of the post; and
a means for fastening the cover body to the end of the post.

US Pat. No. 10,190,309

SLAB CONSTRUCTION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONSTRUCTING MULTI-STORY BUILDINGS USING PRE-MANUFACTURED STRUCTURES

Innovative Building Techn...

1. A method of constructing a multi-story building, the method comprising:installing a load-bearing structural frame around a perimeter of a foundation;
in response to the installation of the load-bearing structural frame, hoisting and positioning a plurality of slabs to different elevations from a base level of the load-bearing structural frame, wherein each slab of the plurality of slabs is configured to span a complete story of the multi-story building, and wherein hoisting and positioning comprises:
forming and pouring the plurality of slabs, at the base level, to attach to the load-bearing structural frame at each building level, wherein a lower slab between successive slabs of the plurality of slabs is configured to be a formwork for an upper slab;
prior to hoisting each of the lower slabs, loading each of the lower slabs with one or more pre-manufactured non-weight bearing walls, and, optionally, one or more exterior window walls, one or more interior components, or one or more exterior components;
hoisting and positioning the upper slab at a top of the multi-story building, wherein the upper slab positioned at the top of the multi-story building corresponds to a roof slab;
hoisting and positioning other slabs of the plurality of slabs at each successive level of the multi-story building, in a downward sequential manner, wherein hoisting and positioning the other slabs in the downward sequential manner corresponds to hoisting and positioning the other slabs successively beneath the roof slab of the multi-story building, until the construction of the multi-story building is complete; and
attaching the one or more pre-manufactured non-weight bearing walls between hoisted slabs, wherein the one or more pre-manufactured non-weight bearing walls include an interior surface and an exterior surface.

US Pat. No. 10,190,299

STABILIZER SUPPORT

1. A stabilizer support, comprising: a longitudinally extending rigid beam having a longitudinal length, a first longitudinal end and a second longitudinal end, and a uniform cross-sectional shape along the longitudinal length of the beam proximate the first longitudinal end; a clip; and a foot plate, wherein one of the clip and the foot plate is integrally formed with the beam, and the other is a separate and distinct component from the beam; and (d) at least one slide fit connector on the at least one separate and distinct component for accepting a single immutable fixed distance longitudinal insertion of to the first longitudinal end of the beam into the slide fit connector, whereby an assembled stabilizer support has a single immutable fixed longitudinal length when under longitudinal compression.

US Pat. No. 10,190,298

PRESSURE TESTING DEVICE AND RELATED METHODS

PRESS-CISION CO., Falmou...

1. A device for pressure testing a plumbing installation, the device comprising:a pressure testing line for coupling with the plumbing installation;
a pressure sensor fluidly connected with the pressure testing line;
a tamper-resistant memory; and
a control system coupled with the pressure sensor and the tamper-resistant memory, the control system configured to:
obtain a command to initiate a pressure test of the plumbing installation;
compare an initial pressure measured at the pressure sensor with a threshold pressure for a pressure test on the plumbing installation;
prevent the pressure test of the plumbing installation in response to the initial pressure being less than the threshold pressure;
initiate the pressure test of the plumbing installation over a prescribed period in response to the initial pressure meeting or exceeding the threshold pressure; and
store a test record of the pressure test in the tamper-resistant memory upon completion of the pressure test.

US Pat. No. 10,190,283

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR COUPLING A WORK TOOL TO AN ARM ASSEMBLY OF A MACHINE

Caterpillar Work Tools B....

1. An apparatus for coupling a work tool to an arm assembly of a machine, the arm assembly comprising at least one arm, the apparatus comprising:first engagement means including a first plate fixed to the work tool, an external surface of the first plate spanning a thickness of the first plate defining a forward recess and an aft recess;
second engagement means including a second plate fixed to the work tool, the second plate being spaced apart from the first plate along a first direction, an external surface of the second plate spanning a thickness of the second plate defining a forward recess and an aft recess,
a concavity of each of the forward recess of the first plate, the aft recess of the first plate, the forward recess of the second plate, and the aft recess of the second plate facing a second direction, the second direction being transverse to the first direction;
a first covering member disposed on the first plate and a second covering member disposed on the second plate,
an external surface of the first covering member at least partly defining the forward recess of the first plate,
an external surface of the second covering member at least partly defining the forward recess of the second plate,
an internal surface of the first covering member defining an aperture through the first covering member,
an internal surface of the second covering member defining an aperture through the second covering member;
a third covering member disposed on the first plate and a fourth covering member disposed on the second plate,
an external surface of the third covering member at least partly defining the aft recess of the first plate,
an external surface of the fourth covering member at least partly defining the aft recess of the second plate,
an internal surface of the third covering member defining an aperture through the third covering member,
an internal surface of the fourth covering member defining an aperture through the fourth covering member; and
a first pin that is configured to engage with the at least one arm and the first engagement means,
wherein the first pin is configured to move between an extended position, for engaging with the first engagement means for coupling the work tool to the arm assembly, and a retracted position, for disengaging from the first engagement means for separating the work tool from the arm assembly, and
wherein the first plate and the second plate are disposed between the first covering member and the second covering member along the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,190,260

FLUFF PULP AND HIGH SAP LOADED CORE

INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPA...

1. A fluff pulp composition, comprising:softwood fibers;
8 to 23% by weight of hardwood fibers; and
one or more superabsorbent polymer (SAP),
wherein the fluff pulp composition has a SAP retention value greater than 75%.

US Pat. No. 10,190,246

TUFTING MACHINE DRIVE SYSTEM

Card-Monroe Corp., Chatt...

1. A tufting machine for forming tufted articles, comprising:backing feed rolls feeding a backing material through the tufting machine;
at least one needle bar having a plurality of needles mounted therealong, each of the needles carrying a yarn for forming tufts of yarns in the backing material as the needles are reciprocated into and out of the backing material;
a first directional drive component including a series of push rods for driving the at least one needle bar in a first direction along its reciprocating motion, and a series of needle bar support brackets coupled to the push rods, the needle bar support brackets including linear motion bearing guides each having a series of linear motion bearings arranged therealong and configured to slidably receive a guide track mounted to the at least one needle bar as the at least one needle bar is moved in a second direction and the at least one needle bar is reciprocated in the first direction; and
a second directional drive component including at least one shift mechanism connected to the at least one needle bar by at least one connecting arm assembly, the at least one connecting arm assembly comprising a guide arm mounted to the at least one needle bar and a linear bearing assembly bracket having linear motion bearings therealong and defining a channel through which the guide arm is received during the reciprocating movement of the at least one needle bar in its first direction while the at least one needle bar is moved in its second direction substantially transverse to the first direction by the at least one shift mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,190,221

PLATED STEEL SHEET FOR HOT PRESS FORMING HAVING EXCELLENT WELDABILITY AND CORROSION RESISTANCE, FORMING MEMBER, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

POSCO, Pohang-si, Gyeong...

1. A plated steel sheet comprising:a base steel sheet; and
a composite plating layer formed on at least one side of the base steel sheet, the composite plating layer comprising a Mn-based plating layer and an Al-based plating layer alternately formed with the Al-based plating layer being an upper most layer,
wherein the composite plating layer has a total thickness of 5 ?m to 30 ?m, and the Mn-based plating layer has a thickness accounting for 5% to 60% of the total thickness of the composite plating layer, and
wherein the Mn-based plating layer comprises at least one selected from the group consisting of chromium (Cr), zinc (Zn), beryllium (Be), magnesium (Mg), calcium (Ca), and titanium (Ti) in an amount of 5 wt % to 20 wt %.

US Pat. No. 10,190,199

METHOD OF ALLOYING REACTIVE COMPONENTS

Ormco Corporation, Orang...

1. A method of making a hyperelastic single-crystal CuAlNi shape memory alloy, the method comprising:forming a melt of CuAlNi by layering a layer of aluminum adjacent to a layer of copper and a layer of nickel, and-melting the layers together;
placing a seed of a desired composition for the shape memory alloy into the melt;
drawing the seed from the melt at a controlled rate so that a solid crystal is formed at a crystallization front; and
rapidly quenching the drawn crystal to produce a single crystal beta phase.

US Pat. No. 10,190,159

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR NUCLEIC ACID SEQUENCING BY TUNNELING RECOGNITION

Roche Sequencing Solution...

1. A method of analyzing a nucleic acid molecule, the method comprising:attaching the nucleic acid molecule to a protein and a particle having a first diameter;
moving a portion of the nucleic acid molecule into an aperture defined by a first insulator, the aperture having a second diameter less than the first diameter, and the portion comprising a nucleotide;
applying a voltage across a first electrode and a second electrode;
contacting the portion of the nucleic acid molecule to both the first electrode and the second electrode within the aperture;
measuring a current through the first electrode, the portion of the nucleic acid molecule, and the second electrode; and
identifying the nucleotide of the portion of the nucleic acid molecule based on the current.

US Pat. No. 10,190,155

MOLECULAR TAG ATTACHMENT AND TRANSFER

NuGEN Technologies, Inc.,...

1. A method of determining a modification of a DNA sample, the method comprising:preparing a double-stranded DNA fragment linked with a plurality of oligonucleotide adaptors, the double-stranded DNA fragment comprising a nucleic acid sequence of interest;
denaturing the double-stranded DNA fragment, thereby generating a first strand DNA fragment and a second strand DNA fragment;
annealing a first probe to the first strand DNA fragment, the first probe comprising a probe oligonucleotide sequence complementary to and hybridizing to a first probe target region associated with the nucleic acid sequence of interest;
extending the first probe with a DNA polymerase using the first strand DNA fragment as a template, thereby generating a probe extension sequence;
annealing a primer or a second probe to the second strand DNA fragment, the primer and the second probe comprising a tag sequence;
generating an extension sequence using the primer or the second probe, the extension sequence including the tag sequence or a complement of the tag sequence; and
sequencing the extension sequence and the probe extension sequence, thereby determining the modification of the DNA sample based on existence or absence of the tag sequence or a complement of the tag sequence, wherein the annealing the primer or the second probe to the second strand DNA fragment and generating the extension sequence using the primer or the second probe comprises:
annealing the second probe to the second strand DNA fragment, the second probe comprising a non-extendable probe sequence and a tag sequence, the non-extendable probe sequence complementary to and hybridizing to a second probe target region associated with the nucleic acid sequence of interest;
annealing a primer sequence to a 3? end of the second strand DNA fragment;
extending the primer sequence with the DNA polymerase using the second strand DNA fragment as a template, thereby generating a primer extension sequence; and
ligating the primer extension sequence and the second probe, thereby generating the extension sequence comprising the tag sequence.

US Pat. No. 10,190,149

KIT AND METHOD FOR MEASURING THE ACTIVITY OF DEOXYNUCLEOSIDE KINASE

Biovica International AB,...

1. A kit comprising: (i) a DNA dependent DNA polymerase, (ii) at least one natural deoxynucleoside, and (iii) a detection system comprising a DNA template molecule, a DNA primer molecule, and a fluorescent moiety capable of being displaced from, or bound to, dsDNA synthesized by said DNA dependent DNA polymerase.

US Pat. No. 10,190,087

SINGLE USE CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT MODULE

GE HEALTHCARE BIO-SCIENCE...

1. A single use, controlled environment manufacturing module comprising:a sealed bag formed of a substantially flexible material, the sealed bag having sterile interior and an exterior and capable of being inflated with air or gas, such that an environment within the sealed bag is sterile and is segregated from an ambient environment outside of the sealed bag;
at least one external connector, the at least one external connector comprising at least one of an aseptic connector and a tubing connector that extend from the exterior of the sealed bag to the interior of the sealed bag;
at least one set of access ports configured to provide hand-access to the interior of the sealed bag; and
a central controller operative to control and monitor the environment within the sealed bag and a manufacturing process conducted within the sealed bag;
wherein a sterile environment is achieved and maintained within the bag without clean-in-place or sterilization-in-place operations.

US Pat. No. 10,190,081

VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUND RECOVERY SYSTEM AND METHOD

EcoPAS LLC, Irvine, CA (...

1. A method of making a fermented beverage, comprising, during fermentation of a must in a fermentation vessel:feeding vapors from a head space of the fermentation vessel to a condenser having a first condenser module and a second condenser module;
controlling an inlet of the second condenser module to open or close based on a flow rate of the vapors from the head space of the fermentation vessel;
condensing a portion of the vapors in the condenser to thereby produce a mixed-phase stream comprising CO2 and an alcohol-containing condensate;
feeding the mixed-phase stream to a collection tank;
sequestering the condensate from the mixed-phase stream through a first port of the collection tank; and
removing CO2 from the mixed-phase stream through a second port of the collection tank.

US Pat. No. 10,190,077

SANITARY CLEANER

Ecolab USA Inc., Saint P...

1. An aqueous odor-controlling sanitary cleaning composition comprising:a sulfamic acid or sulfamic acid derivative in an amount of about ?10 wt.-%, isotridecanol ethoxylate in an amount of about less than 3 wt.-%,
a perfume in an amount in a range of about ?0.2 wt.-% to ?0.5 wt.-%, wherein the perfume comprises the following compounds according to the general formulas I, II and III:

and wherein R1 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and C1-5 alkyl, and
R2, R3, R4 independently is selected from the group consisting of C1-5 alkyl, and a compound according to formula IV:
andwater,
wherein the wt.-% of the components are based on the total weight of the sanitary cleaning composition.

US Pat. No. 10,190,073

LIPID COMPRISING LONG CHAIN POLYUNSATURATED FATTY ACIDS

COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC A...

1. A process for producing extracted plant lipid, comprising the steps of:i) obtaining a Brassica sp. seed comprising extractable lipid having a total fatty acid content comprising fatty acids in an esterified form, the fatty acids comprising oleic acid, palmitic acid, ?6 fatty acids which comprise linoleic acid (LA), ?3 fatty acids which comprise ?-linolenic acid (ALA), stearidonic acid (SDA), docosapentaenoic acid (DPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), and optionally one or more of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and eicosatetraenoic acid (ETA), wherein (a) the level of palmitic acid in the total fatty acid content of the extractable lipid is between about 2% and 16%, (b) the level of myristic acid (C14:0) in the total fatty acid content of the extractable lipid is less than 1%, and (c) the level of DHA in the total fatty acid content of extractable lipid in the plant part is between 20.1% and 30%, and
ii) extracting lipid from the Brassica sp. seed to thereby produce extracted plant lipid.

US Pat. No. 10,190,068

GIANT ELECTRORHEOLOGICAL FLUID SURFACTANT ADDITIVES

THE HONG KONG UNIVERSITY ...

1. A method for preparing giant electrorheological (GER) fluids, comprising the steps of:grinding a nanoparticle composite comprising urea and 0.2-5.0 wt % sodium dodecylbenzenesulfate (SDBS);
agitating the ground composite via ultrasonification for at least 30 minutes at 20-40° C.;
drying the composite for at least 12 hours in a freeze drying machine; and
suspending the composite in a non-conducting oil.

US Pat. No. 10,190,037

COMPOSITION AND METHOD FOR RECOVERING HYDROCARBON FLUIDS FROM A SUBTERRANEAN RESERVOIR

Ecolab USA Inc., St. Pau...

1. A method of modifying the permeability to water of a subterranean formation, the method comprising:introducing into the subterranean formation a composition comprising crosslinked expandable polymeric microparticles having an unexpanded volume average particle size diameter from about 0.05 to about 2,000 microns,
wherein the microparticles comprise labile internal crosslinks with a crosslinking agent content from about 50 to about 200,000 ppm of at least one labile crosslinker based on a molar ratio of said polymeric microparticles, wherein the labile crosslinks are capable of cleavage at or below neutral pH,
wherein the microparticles comprise from 0 to about 900 ppm of at least one non-labile crosslinker based on a molar ratio of said polymeric microparticles, and
wherein the at least one labile crosslinker is selected from at least one of the following structures 1-11, 13, and 15-26:

US Pat. No. 10,190,036

MULTIFUNCTIONAL FOAMING COMPOSITION WITH WETTABILITY MODIFYING, CORROSION INHIBITORY AND MINERAL SCALE INHIBITORY/DISPERSANTS PROPERTIES FOR HIGH TEMPERATURE AND ULTRA HIGH SALINITY

INSTITUTO MEXICANO DEL PE...

1. A multifunctional foaming composition, characterized by the combination of supramolecular complexes derived from the interaction of:(a) an alkyl amido propyl hydroxysultaine and/or alkyl amido propyl betaines and/or alkyl hydroxysultaines and/or alkyl betaines;
(b) an anionic surfactant, which is a mixture of
(b1) alkyl hydroxy sulphonates of sodium; and
(b2) alkenyl sulphonates of sodium;
(c) a cationic surfactant which is tetra-alkyl ammonium halides; and
optionally, (d) copolymers derived from itaconic acid/vinyl sulfonate of sodium and/or terpolymers derived from itaconic acid/sodium vinyl sulphonate/aconitic acid.

US Pat. No. 10,190,017

PROTECTIVE FILM-FORMING FILM AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR CHIP WITH PROTECTIVE FILM

Lintec Corporation, Toky...

1. A protective film-forming film for forming a protective film which protects a metal film provided on a back surface of a semiconductor chip,wherein the protective film-forming film is formed of a protective film-forming composition to which a coupling agent having a protected thiol group is added, and
wherein the protective group in the protected thiol group includes at least one of the group consisting of a trialkoxysilyl group, a trialkylsilyl group, a trialkylsiloxy group, a carbamate group, a carbonate group, and an acetyl group, and
wherein the coupling agent has a protected thiol group at a terminal of the molecule,
wherein the coupling agent is composed of a compound represented by the following formula (1), and
wherein the protective film-forming composition includes an acrylic resin having a glass transition temperature of ?3 to 6 ° C., and
(R1O)3—Si—X1—S—Y1  formula (1)wherein R1 represents an alkyl group in which three R1s may be the same as or different from each other; X1 represents an alkylene group; and Y1 represents the protective group in the protected thiol group.

US Pat. No. 10,190,008

METHOD FOR PRINTING ON WATER-SOLUBLE MATERIAL

Fujifilm Imaging Colorant...

1. A method for printing on a water-soluble material which comprises the following steps:A) ink jet printing, using a printer with a single-pass print-head, an ink onto a water-soluble material so as to form an image wherein the ink comprises a self-dispersible pigment which comprises a carboxy-functional dispersant crosslinked around a pigment core by a cross-linking agent having at least two groups selected from oxetane, carbodiimide, hydrazide, oxazoline, aziridine, isocyanate, N-methylol, keteneimine, isocyanurate and epoxy groups;
B) overprinting the image formed in step A) with a water soluble overprint varnish.

US Pat. No. 10,190,004

PEELABLE COATING

Skudo Group Pty Ltd, Rob...

1. A method of applying a peelable and temporary protective coating to a floor during a construction phase of a commercial or residential premises, the method including the steps of:applying a liquid to the floor for forming a base layer, the base layer being peelable from the floor when dry; and
applying a pre-manufactured reinforcing layer atop the base layer while wet, and removing the base layer and reinforcing layer together after the phase.

US Pat. No. 10,189,985

POLYACRYLONITRILE (PAN) POLYMERS WITH LOW POLYDISPERSITY INDEX (PDI) AND CARBON FIBERS MADE THEREFROM

CYTEC INDUSTRIES INC., P...

1. A method for synthesizing a polyacrylonitrile (PAN) polymer with a narrow molecular weight distribution, the method comprising:a) combining acrylonitrile (AN) monomer with a solvent, at least one co-monomer, and a thiocarbonylthio compound to form a solution;
b) heating the solution to a temperature within the range of 40° C. 85° C.; and
c) adding an initiator to the heated solution to affect polymerization reaction, thereby forming a polymer solution comprising polyacrylonitrile (PAN) polymer,
wherein polymerization is affected by controlled/living radical polymerization, in which the thiocarbonylthio compound functions as a Reversible Addition/Fragmentation Chain Transfer (RAFT) agent,
wherein the thiocarbonylthio compound is selected from the following structures:

where Z1 is selected from:
—CH2—(CH2)10—CH3; —(CH2)n—CH3, n=0-20;
—C(CH3)m—COOH, m=1-2; —C(CH3)m—COOCH3, m=1-2;
—C(CH3)m—COOC2H5, m=1-2;
R1 is selected from:

R?1 is selected from: —CN;

x=0-1;
R?1 is selected from: H; —CH3; —(CH2)m—COOH, m=1-2;
R??1 is H or —CH3

where Z2 is selected from:

R is selected from: F, Cl, CN, OCH3;
R2 is selected from:

R?2 is selected from: —CN;

x=0-1;
—C(CH3)m—COOCH3, m=1-2;
—C(CH3)m—COOC2H5, m=1-2;
R?2 is selected from: H; —CH3; —(CH2)m—COOH, m=1-2;
R??2 is H or —CH3

where Z3 is selected from: —CH2—(CH2)10—CH3; —(CH2)y—CH3, y=1-20;
R3 is selected from: —CH2—(CH2)10—CH3; —(CH2)y—CH3, y=1-20,
wherein the PAN polymer has a polydispersity index (PDI) of about 2 or less and a molecular weight within the range of 60 kg/mole to 500 kg/mole.

US Pat. No. 10,189,977

PACK FOR ANAEROBIC PRODUCTS

1. A pack comprising:a. a container, the container having a container body; and
b. an anaerobically curable composition held within the container;wherein the container body is constructed from plastics material which is formed from a blend of a thermoplastic starch component, wherein the starch in the thermoplastic starch component is present in an amount from 6% to 33% of the weight of the blend used to form the container body and a polyethylene, and which is sufficiently oxygen permeable to prevent the anaerobically curable composition held therein from curing due to absence of oxygen.

US Pat. No. 10,189,969

SILICA-BASED ORGANOGELS VIA HEXAHYDROTRIAZINE-BASED REACTIONS

International Business Ma...

1. An aerogel, comprising:a plurality of silica groups; and
a hexahydrotriazine group having at least one nitrogen atom that is covalently linked to at least one silica group in the plurality of silica groups by a linking group.

US Pat. No. 10,189,953

TEMPERATURE-RESISTANT SILICONE RESINS

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. A modified silicone resin of Formula (II):
wherein:
R6, R7, R8, R9, R10, and R11 are each independently selected from a group consisting of H, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, and aryl;
X is selected from the group consisting of arylene, transition metal, cyclosiloxane, silsesquioxane;
t ranges from 1 to 10;
y ranges from 1 to 200; and
z ranges from 1 to 1,000, wherein the resin of Formula (II) has a viscosity ranging from about 500 cSt to about 10,000 cSt.

US Pat. No. 10,189,931

GRAFT POLYMER AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

NITTO BOSEKI CO., LTD., ...

1. A polyamine graft polymer obtained by polymerizing a polyamine derivative obtained by a reaction between (a) a polymer compound having at least one amino group and (b) a compound having at least one epoxy group; and (c) an ethylenically unsaturated monomer,wherein the polymer compound having at least one amino group (a) is selected from the group consisting of an ethyleneimine (co)polymer having a structure represented by general formula (1), a vinylamine (co)polymer having a structure represented by general formula (2), an allylamine (co)polymer having a structure represented by general formula (3), a diallylamine (co)polymer having a structure represented by general formula (4), and an acrylic amine (co)polymer having a structure represented by general formula (5) (in the following general formulae, n is an integer of from 10 to 200000, m is an integer of from 5 to 18000, 1 is an integer of from 5 to 15000, o is an integer of from 10 to 10000, and p is an integer of from 1 to 100)

and wherein the ethylenically unsaturated monomer (c) is selected from the group consisting of a vinyl monomer, a styrene monomer, a methacrylate monomer, an acrylate monomer, an acrylamide monomer, an allyl monomer, a diallyl monomer, and an unsaturated carboxylic acid.

US Pat. No. 10,189,925

RAPID CURE POLYMERIC RESINS

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. A polymer of formula (I):
wherein:
each instance of R1 is —C1-5—O—C1-5—O—C1-5—;
each instance of R2 is the same or different and is selected from

 each instance of R24 is independently selected from hydrogen, alkyl, or alkoxy;
“Linker” is of formula (II):

c is less than 1.0;
d is 0 when c is 0; and
a+b+d is from about 7 to about 38.

US Pat. No. 10,189,923

PRODUCING POLYOLEFIN PRODUCTS

Univation Technologies, L...

1. A method of polymerizing olefins within a polymerization reactor to produce a polyolefin polymer with a multimodal composition distribution, comprising contacting ethylene and a comonomer with a catalyst system, wherein the catalyst system comprises a first catalyst compound and a second catalyst compound that are co-supported to form a commonly supported catalyst system, wherein the first catalyst compound comprises the following formula:(C5HaR1b)(C5HcR2d)HfX2
wherein each R1 is independently H, a hydrocarbyl group, a substituted hydrocarbyl group, or a heteroatom group; each R2 is independently H, a hydrocarbyl group, a substituted hydrocarbyl group, or a heteroatom group; a and c are ?3; a+b=c+d=5; at least one R1 and at least one R2 is a hydrocarbyl or substituted hydrocarbyl group; adjacent groups R1 and R2 groups are optionally coupled to form a ring; and each X is independently a leaving group selected from a labile hydrocarbyl, substituted hydrocarbyl, or heteroatom group, or a divalent radical that links to an R1 or R2 group; and the second catalyst compound comprises the following formula:

wherein each R3 is independently H, a hydrocarbyl group, a substituted hydrocarbyl group, or a heteroatom group; R4 is a hydrocarbyl group, a substituted hydrocarbyl group, or a heteoatom group; each R5 is independently H, a hydrocarbyl group, a substituted hydrocarbyl group, or a heteroatom group; wherein R3, R4, and R5 are the same or different; and each X is independently a leaving group selected from a labile hydrocarbyl, a substituted hydrocarbyl, a heteroatom group, or a divalent radical that links to an R3, R4, or R5 group.

US Pat. No. 10,189,861

PYRIMIDO-DIAZEPINONE COMPOUNDS AND METHODS OF TREATING DISORDERS

DANA-FARBER CANCER INSTIT...

1. A compound having the formula:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,
wherein,
R? is H or methyl;
L is absent, SO2, or CO;
X is H, methyl, fluoro, chloro, phenyl, pyridinyl, thiophenyl, —NH—CO—CH?CH—CH2—N(CH3)2, —S(O)2—N(CH3)2, or

Z is NH or N—C1-C3 alkyl;
R2 is hydrogen or methyl;
R6 is hydrogen; and
R1 is H, C?O(CH3),

US Pat. No. 10,189,858

DEUTERIUM-ENRICHED ISOINDOLINONYL-PIPERIDINONYL CONJUGATES AND OXOQUINAZOLIN-3(4H)-YL-PIPERIDINONYL CONJUGATES AND METHODS OF TREATING MEDICAL DISORDERS USING SAME

DeuteRx, LLC, Andover, M...

1. A deuterium-enriched compound, wherein the compound is selected from the group consisting of:(i) a compound of Formula II represented by:

or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof; wherein Z is H or D, provided that the abundance of deuterium in Z is at least 30%,
(ii) a compound of Formula III represented by:

or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof; wherein Z is H or D, provided that the abundance of deuterium in Z is at least 30%,
(iii) a compound of Formula IV represented by:

or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof; wherein Z is H or D, provided that the abundance of deuterium in Z is at least 30%, and
(iv) a compound of Formula IV represented by:

or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof; wherein Z is H or D, provided that the abundance of deuterium in Z is at least 30%.

US Pat. No. 10,189,857

POSITIVE ALLOSTERIC MODULATORS OF THE MUSCARINIC ACETYLCHOLINE RECEPTOR M4

Vanderbilt University, N...

1. A compound of formula (I),
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein:
W is selected from CR1 and N;
X is selected from CR1 and N;
Y is selected from CR1 and N;
each R1 is independently selected from hydrogen and C1-C6 alkyl;
R2 is hydrogen or C1-C6 alkyl;
R3a and R3b are each independently selected from hydrogen and C1-C6 alkyl, or R3a and R3b are taken together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached to form an optionally substituted ring;
R4a is hydrogen and R4b is selected from alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, heteroaryl, cycloalkyl, heteroalkyl, heterocyclyl, and —(CRaRb)n—Z, any of which may be optionally substituted; or R4a and R4b, together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached, are taken together to form an optionally substituted heterocyclic ring;
Ra is hydrogen;
Rb is hydrogen;
Z is selected from halo, —OR, —SR, —C(O)R, —C(O)OR, —S(O)R, —SO2R, —NR2, —C(O)NR2, —S(O)2NR2, aryl, heteroaryl, cycloalkyl, and heterocyclyl, any of which may be optionally substituted;
n is 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8; and
each R is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, alkyl, haloalkyl, aryl, arylalkyl, cycloalkyl, cycloalkylalkyl, heterocycle, heterocyclealkyl, heteroaryl, heteroarylalkyl, and heteroalkyl, any of which may be optionally substituted.

US Pat. No. 10,189,846

HEPATITIS B ANTIVIRAL AGENTS

ENANTA PHARMACEUTICALS, I...

1. A compound represented by Formula (I):
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein:
A is optionally substituted monocyclic heteroaryl;
B is hydrogen or methyl;
X is optionally substituted phenyl;
Y is optionally substituted phenyl or optionally substituted monocyclic heteroaryl; and
R and Z are taken together with the atoms to which they are attached to form an optionally substituted 4- to 12-membered heterocyclic.

US Pat. No. 10,189,836

THERAPEUTIC COMPOUNDS, COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

Genentech, Inc., South S...

1. A compound of Formula (I):or a salt or stereoisomer thereof, wherein:R1 is a 3-11 membered heterocyclyl that is optionally substituted with one or more Ra;
R2 is selected from the group consisting of:

each Ra is independently selected from the group consisting of OH, halo, C1-C6alkyl, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, 3-11 membered heterocyclyl, C(O)NRcRd, NRcRd, and C1-C6alkanoyl, wherein said alkyl, cycloalkyl, alkanoyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl are optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, C1-C6alkoxy, (C1-C6alkyl)S—, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 3-11 membered heterocyclyl that is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of —C(O)—NRcRd, —C(O)—ORk, —(C1-C6alkyl)-C(O)—NRcRd, and —(C1-C6alkyl)-C(O)—ORk, and C1-C6alkyl that is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, C1-C6alkoxy, and C3-C8cycloalkyl;
Rb is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, —ORk, —CN, C1-C6alkyl, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, 3-11 membered heterocyclyl, —NRsRt, —C(O)NRfRg, —S(O)nRe, —S(O)2NRfRg, —NRcC(O)Rm, and —C(O)Rm, wherein said C1-C6alkyl, C3-C8cycloalkyl, C1-C6alkanoyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl are each independently optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from Rh; and Rx is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and C1-C6alkyl that is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from halo, cyano, and C1-C6alkoxy; or Rb and Rx taken together form a C1-C6alkenylene that is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from halo, cyano, and C1-C6alkoxy;
Rc and Rd, independently at each occurrence, are selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C6alkyl, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl, wherein each C1-C6alkyl is independently optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, cyano, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl; or alternatively Rc and Rd may be joined together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached to form an optionally substituted 3-11 membered heterocyclyl that is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and C1-C6alkyl that is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, C1-C6alkoxy, and C3-C8cycloalkyl;
each Re is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C6alkyl, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl, wherein any C1-C6alkyl, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from halo, cyano, hydroxy, C1-C6alkoxy, —SH, (C1-C6alkyl)S—, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and C1-C6alkyl that is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, C1-C6alkoxy, Rp, and C3-C8cycloalkyl;
Rf and Rg, independently at each occurrence, are selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C6alkyl, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl, wherein each C1-C6alkyl is independently optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl; or alternatively Rf and Rg may be joined together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached to form an optionally substituted 3-11 membered heterocyclyl that is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, (C1-C6alkyl)S—, cyano, and C1-C6alkyl that is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, C1-C6alkoxy, and C3-C8cycloalkyl;
each Rh is independently selected from the group consisting of halo, cyano, S(O)2NRfRg, C1-C6alkoxy, C1-C6alkanoyl, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl, wherein any C1-C6alkoxy, C1-C6alkanoyl, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, cyano, and C1-C6alkyl that is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, —S(O)2(C1-C6alkyl), C1-C6alkoxy, cyano, and C3-C8cycloalkyl;
each Rk is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C6alkyl, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl, wherein any C1-C6alkyl, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, cyano, 6-10 membered aryl and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl, wherein any said 6-10 aryl and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl is optionally substituted with halo, cyano, (C1-C6alkyl)2NC(O)—, or C1-C6alkyl that is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, C1-C6alkoxy, cyano, hydroxy, and C3-C8cycloalkyl;
Rm is selected from the group consisting of C1-C6alkyl, C1-C6alkoxy, C3-C8cycloalkyl, (C3-C8cycloalkyl)oxy, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl, wherein any C1-C6alkyl, C1-C6alkoxy, C3-C8cycloalkyl, (C3-C8cycloalkyl)oxy, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl is optionally substituted with one or more groups Rn;
each Rn is independently selected from the group consisting of halo, cyano, hydroxy, C1-C6alkyl, C1-C6alkoxy, C3-C8cycloalkyl, —SH, —NRuRv, C1-C6alkylthio, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl, wherein any C1-C6alkyl, C1-C6alkoxy, C3-C8cycloalkyl, C1-C6alkylthio, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, cyano, and C1-C6alkyl that is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo and cyano;
each Rp is independently selected from the group consisting of C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl, wherein any C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, cyano, hydroxy, C1-C6alkoxy, C3-C8cycloalkyl, —SH, (C1-C6alkyl)S—, and C1-C6alkyl that is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, hydroxy, C1-C6alkoxy, cyano, and C3-C8cycloalkyl;
Rs and Rt, independently at each occurrence, are selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C6alkyl, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl, wherein each C1-C6alkyl is independently optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, cyano, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl;
Ru and Rv, independently at each occurrence, are selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C6alkyl, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl, wherein each C1-C6alkyl is independently optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, cyano, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl;
n is 0, 1, or 2;
Rz1 and Rz2 are each independently selected from hydrogen and C1-C6alkyl; and
ring A is optionally further substituted with one or more substituents selected from the group consisting of CH3, CH2CH3, OCH3, OCHF2, OCH2F, OCF3, CF3, CHF2, CH2F, F and Cl.

US Pat. No. 10,189,825

HETEROARYL COMPOUNDS AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

SUNOVION PHARMACEUTICALS ...

1. A compound of formula (I):
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein
X is selected from S and O;
one of R1a and R1b is

wherein
R5 is selected from hydrogen, alkyl, and C3-20 cycloalkyl;
R6 is selected from hydrogen, cyano, amino, alkylamino, alkyl, alkoxyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, C3-20 cycloalkyl, C3-20 cycloalkyl-C1-20 alkyl, C6-20 aryl, C6-20 aryl-C1-20 alkyl, C3-20 heterocyclyl with 1-2 heteroatoms selected from O, N, S, and combinations thereof, and C5-20 heteroaryl with 1-2 heteroatoms selected from O, N, S, and combinations thereof,
R7, and R8 are each independently selected from hydrogen, halo, cyano, amino, alkylamino, alkyl, alkoxyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, C3-20 cycloalkyl, C3-20 cycloalkyl-C1-20 alkyl, C6-20 aryl, C6-20 aryl-C1-20 alkyl, C3-20 heterocyclyl with 1-2 heteroatoms selected from O, N, S, and combinations thereof, and C5-20 heteroaryl with 1-2 heteroatoms selected from O, N, S, and combinations thereof;
and the other of R1a and R1b is selected from hydrogen, halo, cyano, alkyl, alkoxyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, C3-20 cycloalkyl, C3-20 cycloalkyl-C1-20 alkyl, C6-20 aryl, C6-20 aryl-C1-20 alkyl, C3-20 heterocyclyl with 1-2 heteroatoms selected from O, N, S, and combinations thereof, and C5-20 heteroaryl with 1-2 heteroatoms selected from O, N, S, and combinations thereof; and
R2 and R3 and the atoms to which they are attached form a benzene ring,
wherein each amino, alkylamino, alkyl, alkoxyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, C3-20 cycloalkyl, C3-20 cycloalkyl-C1-20 alkyl, C6-20 aryl, benzene ring, C6-20 aryl-C1-20 alkyl, C3-20 heterocyclyl, and C5-20 heteroaryl thereof is optionally substituted.

US Pat. No. 10,189,822

HETEROCYCLIC MODULATORS OF LIPID SYNTHESIS

3-V Biosciences, Inc., M...

1. A method of treating a cancer, comprising administering to a subject in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of a compound selected from the group consisting of:
wherein the cancer is selected from mantle cell lymphoma; chronic myelogenous leukemia; sarcoma; endometrial tumors; non-small cell lung carcinoma; gastric carcinomas; hepatocellular tumors; and head and neck cancer.

US Pat. No. 10,189,821

FUSED 1,4-DIHYDRODIOXIN DERIVATIVES AS INHIBITORS OF HEAT SHOCK TRANSCRIPTION FACTOR I

Cancer Research Technolog...

1. A compound of formula I shown below:
wherein:
A1 is selected from N or CR1, A2 is selected from N or CR2, with the proviso that only one of A1 or A2 can be N;
R1 and R2 are each independently selected from hydrogen, fluoro, chloro, cyano, (1-2C)alkyl, (1-2C)alkoxy, (1-2C)haloalkyl or (1-2C)haloalkoxy;
R4 is selected from fluoro, chloro, bromo, iodo, CF3, OCF3, cyano, NO2, (1-4C)alkyl, (1-4C)alkoxy, or a group of the formula:
W—X-Y—Z
wherein
W is absent or (1-3C)alkylene;
X is —O— or —N(Ra)—, wherein Ra is selected from hydrogen or (1-2C)alkyl;
Y is absent or a (1-3C)alkylene;
Z is hydrogen, (1-6C)alkyl or (3-6C)cycloalkyl;
and wherein any alkylene, alkyl or cycloalkyl group present in a R4 substituent group is optionally further substituted by one or more substituent groups independently selected from halo, hydroxy, NRbRc, (1-2C)alkoxy, (1-2C)haloalkyl or (1-2C)haloalkoxy, and wherein Rb and Rc are each independently selected from hydrogen or (1-3C)alkyl;
Q is a group of formula III:

wherein
A5 is selected from N or CR5, where R5 is selected from hydrogen, halo, cyano, nitro, hydroxy, NRqRu, (1-3C)alkyl, (1-3C)alkoxy, 5 or 6-membered heteroaryl, or 5 or 6 membered heterocyclyl; wherein Rq and Ru are each independently selected from hydrogen or (1-3C)alkyl, and wherein any (1-3C)alkyl, (1-3C)alkoxy, 5 or 6-membered heteraryl, or 5 or 6 membered heterocyclyl group present in a R5 substituent group is optionally substituted by one or more substituents selected from halo, cyano, nitro, hydroxy, NRvRw, or (1-3C)alkoxy, wherein Rv and Rw are each independently selected from hydrogen or (1-3C)alkyl;
Ring A is:
a fused phenyl ring;
a fused 5 or 6 membered carbocyclic ring;
a fused 5 or 6 membered heteroaryl ring comprising one or two heteroatoms independently from N, S or O; or
a fused 5, 6 or 7-membered heterocyclic ring comprising one or two heteroatoms independently from N, S or O;
A6 is selected from N, O, S, S(O), S(O)2, CR6, C(R6)2, NR60, where R6 is selected from hydrogen, oxo, fluoro, chloro, (1-2C)alkyl, (1-2C)alkoxy, (1-2C)haloalkoxy or (1-2C)haloalkyl and R60 is hydrogen, ?O, (1-6C)alkyl, —C(O)—R61, —C(O)O—R61, or
—C(O)N(R62)R61, wherein R61 is selected from hydrogen, (1-6C)alkyl, (3-6C)cycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl or heterocyclyl and R62 is selected from hydrogen or (1-3C)alkyl;
A7 is selected from N, O, CR7, S, S(O), S(O)2, C(R7)2, NR70, where R70 is hydrogen, ?O, (1-6C)alkyl, —C(O)—R71, —C(O)O—R71, or —C(O)N(R72)R71, wherein R71 is selected from hydrogen, (1-6C)alkyl, (3-6C)cycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl or heterocyclyl and R72 is selected from hydrogen or (1-3C)alkyl;
m is 0, 1 or 2;
R7 and R11 are each independently halo, cyano, oxo, or a group
W2—X2—Y2—X3—Z2
wherein
W2 is absent or a linker group of the formula —[CRxRy]r— in which r is an integer selected from 1, 2, 3 or 4, and Rx and Ry are each independently selected from hydrogen or (1-2C)alkyl;
X2 is absent, —O—, —C(O)—, —C(O)O—, —OC(O)—, —CH(ORz)—, —N(Rz)—, —N(Rz)—C(O)—, —N(Rz)—C(O)O—, —C(O)—N(Rz)—, —N(Rz)C(O)N(Rz)—, —S—, —SO—, —SO2—, —S(O)2N(Rz)—, or
—N(Rz)SO2, wherein
Rz is selected from hydrogen or methyl;
Y2 is absent or a linker group of the formula —[CRaaRbb]s— in which s is an integer selected from 1, 2, 3 or 4, and Raa and Rbb are each independently selected from hydrogen or (1-2C)alkyl;
X3 is absent, —O—, —C(O)—, —C(O)O—, —OC(O)—, —CH(ORcc)—, —N(Rcc)—, —N(Rcc)—C(O)—, —N(Rcc)—C(O)O—, —C(O)—N(Rcc)—, —N(Rcc)C(O)N(Rcc)—, —S—, —SO—, —SO2—, —S(O)2N(Rcc)—, or —N(Rcc)SO2, wherein Rcc is selected from hydrogen or methyl; and
Z2 is hydrogen, (1-6C)alkyl, (2-6C)alkenyl, (2-6C)alkynyl, aryl, (3-6C)cycloalkyl, (3-6C)cycloalkenyl, heteroaryl, or heterocyclyl,
and wherein Z2 is optionally further substituted by one or more substituent groups independently selected from oxo, halo, cyano, nitro, hydroxy, carboxy, NRddRee, (1-4C)alkoxy, (1-4C)alkyl, (3-8C)cycloalkyl, (3-8C)cycloalkyl-(1-3C)alkyl, (1-4C)alkanoyl, (1-4C)alkylsulphonyl, aryl, aryloxy, heterocyclyl, heterocyclyloxy, heterocyclyl-(1-2C)alkyl, heteroaryl, heteroaryloxy, heteroaryl-(1-2C)alkyl, C(O)NRddRee, NRddC(O)Ree, NRddSO2Ree and SO2NRddRee; wherein Rdd and Ree are each independently selected from hydrogen, (1-4C)alkyl, (3-6C)cycloalkyl or (3-6C)cycloalkyl(1-2C)alkyl; or Rdd and Ree can be linked such that, together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached, they form a 4-6 membered heterocyclic ring; and
wherein any alkyl, aryl, heterocyclyl or heteroaryl group present in a substituent group on Z2 is optionally further substituted by halo, cyano, nitro, hydroxy, carboxy, NRffRgg, (1-2C)alkoxy, or (1-2C)alkyl; wherein Rff and Rgg are selected from hydrogen or (1-2C)alkyl;
with the proviso that when R7 is hydrogen (i.e. when W2, X2, Y2, and X3 are absent and Z2 is hydrogen) then ring A is not a fused dioxane ring;
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or solvate thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,189,810

PYRAZOLYL-SUBSTITUTED PYRIDONE COMPOUNDS AS SERINE PROTEASE INHIBITORS

VERSEON CORPORATION, Fre...

1. A compound comprising a substituted or unsubstituted pyridone ring attached to a substituted or unsubstituted pyrazole ring with structure of Formula (I):
or pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof;
wherein
L1 is NR6—;
L2 is C(?O)—;
L4 is a bond, substituted or unsubstituted alkylene, substituted or unsubstituted heteroalkylene, —S—, —SO—, or —SO2—;
L3 and L5 are independently a bond, substituted or unsubstituted alkylene, substituted or unsubstituted heteroalkylene, or —O—;
R1 is halogen, substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted heteroalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkenyl, substituted or unsubstituted heterocycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted heterocycloalkenyl, substituted or unsubstituted aryl, substituted or unsubstituted fused ring aryl, or substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl;
R2 is hydrogen, substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted heteroalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkenyl, substituted or unsubstituted heterocycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted heterocycloalkenyl, substituted or unsubstituted aryl, substituted or unsubstituted fused ring aryl, or substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl;
R4 is hydrogen, substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted heteroalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkenyl, substituted or unsubstituted heterocycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted heterocycloalkenyl, substituted or unsubstituted aryl, substituted or unsubstituted fused ring aryl, or substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl;
R3 and R5 are independently hydrogen, halogen, substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted heteroalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted aryl, or substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl; and
R6 is hydrogen, substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted heteroalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted alkylene, substituted or unsubstituted heteroalkylene, substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted heterocycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted aryl, or substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl;
provided that if the compound has a structure according to Formula (IIa), as follows, either L3 is not a bond or R3 is not hydrogen:

US Pat. No. 10,189,805

METABOLISM PROBES FOR THERAPY AND DIAGNOSIS

Vanderbilt University, N...

1. A compound of the following formula:wherein:R1 is a bond, optionally substituted C1-C6 alkyl, or optionally substituted —(C1-C6 alkyl)—SO2—R2;
R2 is optionally substituted and chosen from morpholino, pyrrolidine, pyrrole, piperidine, pyridine, benzoimidazole, benzothiazole, piperazine, methyl-piperazine;
R3 is H or optionally substituted C1-C6 alkyl; and
R4 is NH2 or NHBoc;or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,189,804

METHOD FOR PRODUCING DICARBOXYLIC ACID COMPOUND

DAIICHI SANKYO COMPANY, L...

1. A method for producing a compound represented by formula (13) or a pharmacologically acceptable salt thereof, the method comprising:(i) a step of
1) reacting a compound represented by formula (10) or a compound represented by formula (11) with 3-(chlorosulfonyl)benzoyl chloride in a solvent to obtain a condensate, and then
2) reacting the condensate with a compound represented by formula (3) in a solvent in the presence of a base to produce a compound represented by formula (12):
wherein R1 represents a C1-C6 alkyl group, R2 represents a C1-C6 alkyl group, R3 represents a C1-C6 alkyl group, and HX represents an acid; and(ii) a step of subjecting the compound represented by formula (12) produced in the previous step to a hydrolysis reaction in the presence of aqueous alkali in a solvent to produce a compound represented by formula (13):
wherein R1 represents a C1-C6 alkyl group, R2 represents a C1-C6 alkyl group, and R3 represents a C1-C6 alkyl group.

US Pat. No. 10,189,803

SYNTHESIS OF THERAPEUTIC AND DIAGNOSTIC DRUGS CENTERED ON REGIOSELECTIVE AND STEREOSELECTIVE RING OPENING OF AZIRIDINIUM IONS

ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TEC...

5. The method of claim 1, further comprising stereoselectively or regioselectively reacting the aziridinium ion with an organometallic compound or a reducing agent comprising hydride.

US Pat. No. 10,189,802

AMINOALCOHOL LIPIDOIDS AND USES THEREOF

Massachusetts Institute o...

1. A compound of formula:
wherein:
A is substituted or unsubstituted, branched or unbranched, cyclic or acyclic, C2-20 alkylene, optionally interrupted by 1 or more heteroatoms independently selected from the group consisting of O, S, and N, or A is a substituted or unsubstituted, saturated or unsaturated, 4-6-membered ring;
one occurrence of R1 is substituted or unsubstituted, branched or unbranched, C1-20-aliphatic, or substituted or unsubstituted, branched or unbranched, C1-20 heteroaliphatic, and the other occurrence of R1 is hydrogen;
one occurrence of R2 is substituted or unsubstituted, branched or unbranched, C1-20-aliphatic, or substituted or unsubstituted, branched or unbranched, C1-20 heteroaliphatic, and the other occurrence of R2 is hydrogen;
one occurrence of R3 is substituted or unsubstituted, branched or unbranched, C1-20-aliphatic, or substituted or unsubstituted, branched or unbranched, C1-20 heteroaliphatic, and the other occurrence of R3 is hydrogen;
RB, RC, and RD are, independently, hydrogen, substituted or unsubstituted, branched or unbranched, C1-20-aliphatic, substituted or unsubstituted, branched or unbranched, C1-20-heteroaliphatic, or —CH2CH(OH)RE;
or RC and RD together form a cyclic structure;
or RB and RD together form a cyclic structure; and
RE is substituted or unsubstituted, branched or unbranched, C1-20 aliphatic, or substituted or unsubstituted, branched or unbranched, C1-20 heteroaliphatic;
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,189,799

PROCESS FOR PREPARING SUBSTITUTED PHENYLISOXAZOLINE DERIVATIVES

BAYER CROPSCIENCE AKTIENG...

1. Process for preparing one or more phenylisoxazoline derivatives of formula (I)
wherein
R1 is methyl, bromomethyl or chloromethyl;
R2 is halogen, C1-C4-alkyl, C1-C4-alkoxy, C1-C4-haloalkyl and
R3 is C1-C4-alkylsulphonyloxy, C1-C4-haloalkylsulphonyloxy,
wherein, in (i), a chloroxime of formula (II)

wherein R4 is C1-C12-alkyl,
is reacted with a styrene of formula (III)

wherein R2 and R3 are as defined above,
in the presence of an inorganic base in an organic aprotic solvent to give the corresponding phenylisoxazoline of formula (IV)

wherein R2, R3 and R4 are as defined above,
and the latter then reacts, in (ii), with an organometallic reagent and an organic base in an organic aprotic solvent to give the ketone of formula (Ia)

wherein R2 and R3 are as defined above,
and then, in (iii), in the presence of a halogenating agent in a solvent, the haloketone of formula (Ib) is formed

wherein R2 and R3 are as defined above and
X is chlorine or bromine.

US Pat. No. 10,189,794

HETEROARYL COMPOUNDS AND USES THEREOF

Celgene CAR LLC, Pembrok...

1. A method for inhibiting activity of FGFR4, or a mutant thereof, in a patient or biological sample, comprising the step of administering to said patient or biological sample a compound of formula I:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein:
X1 is —NR4, N, —CR4R4?, or —CR4;
X2 is —NR5, N, —CR5R5?, or —CR5;
X3 is N or CR6
X4 is N or CR7;
X5 is N, C, or CH; wherein at least one of X1, X2, X3, X4, or X5 is N;
G is H, O, OR, or N(R)(R);
Ring A is an optionally substituted group selected from a 3-8 membered saturated or partially unsaturated carbocyclic ring, a 5-6 membered monocyclic heteroaryl ring having 1-4 heteroatoms independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, or sulfur, a 4-7 membered saturated or partially unsaturated heterocyclic ring having 1-4 heteroatoms independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, or sulfur, or a 7-10 membered bicyclic saturated, partially unsaturated or aryl ring;
each R is independently hydrogen or an optionally substituted group selected from C1-6 aliphatic, phenyl, a 3-8 membered saturated or partially unsaturated carbocyclic ring, a 4-7 membered heterocyclic ring having 1-4 heteroatoms independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, or sulfur, or a 5-6 membered monocyclic heteroaryl ring having 1-4 heteroatoms independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, or sulfur; or
two R groups on the same nitrogen are taken together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached to form a 4-7 membered heterocyclic ring having 0-2 additional heteroatoms independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, or sulfur, or a 4-7 membered heteroaryl ring having 0-4 additional heteroatoms independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, or sulfur;
R1 is a warhead group -L-Y; wherein R1 is attached to an atom adjacent to the atom where T is attached, wherein:
orL is a bivalent C2-8 straight or branched, hydrocarbon chain wherein L has at least one double bond and one or two methylene units of L are optionally and independently replaced by —NRC(O)—, —C(O)NR—, —N(R)SO2—, —SO2N(R)—, —S—, —S(O)—, —SO2—, —OC(O)—, —C(O)O—, cyclopropylene, —O—, —N(R)—, or —C(O)—; or
L is a bivalent C2-8 straight or branched, hydrocarbon chain wherein L has at least one alkylidenyl double bond and at least one methylene unit of L is replaced by —C(O)—, —NRC(O)—, —C(O)NR—, —N(R)SO2—, —SO2N(R)—, —S—, —S(O)—, —SO2—, —OC(O)—, or —C(O)O—, and one additional methylene unit of L is optionally replaced by cyclopropylene, —O—, —N(R)—, or —C(O)—; or
L is a bivalent C2-8 straight or branched, hydrocarbon chain wherein one methylene unit of L is replaced by cyclopropylene and one additional methylene unit of L is replaced by —NRC(O)—, —C(O)NR—, —N(R)SO2—, —SO2N(R)—, —S—, —S(O)—, —SO2—, —OC(O)—, or —C(O)O—; or
L is a bivalent C2-8 straight or branched, hydrocarbon chain wherein L has at least one triple bond and one or two methylene units of L are optionally and independently replaced by —NRC(O)—, —C(O)NR—, —N(R)SO2—, —SO2N(R)—, —S—, —S(O)—, —SO2—, —OC(O)—, or —C(O)O—; and
the Y group of R1 is hydrogen, C1-6 aliphatic optionally substituted with oxo, halogen, NO2, or CN, or a 3-10 membered monocyclic or bicyclic, saturated, partially unsaturated, or aryl ring having 0-3 heteroatoms independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, or sulfur, and wherein said ring is substituted with 1-4 Re groups; or
L is a covalent bond, —CH2—, —NH—, —C(O)—, —CH2NH—, —NHCH2—, —NHC(O)—, —NHC(O)CH2OC(O)—, —CH2NHC(O)—, —NHSO2—, —NHSO2CH2—, or —SO2NH—, and the Y group of R1 is selected from:
(i) C1-6 alkyl substituted with oxo, halogen, NO2, or CN; or
(ii) C2-6 alkenyl substituted with oxo, halogen, NO2, or CN; or
(iii) C2-6 alkynyl optionally substituted with oxo, halogen, NO2, or CN; or
(iv) a saturated 3-4 membered heterocyclic ring having 1 heteroatom selected from oxygen or nitrogen wherein said ring is substituted with 1-2 Re groups; or
(v) a saturated 5-6 membered heterocyclic ring having 1-2 heteroatom selected from oxygen or nitrogen wherein said ring is substituted with 1-4 Re groups; or
(vi)

 or
(vii) a saturated 3-6 membered carbocyclic ring, wherein said ring is substituted with 1-4 Re groups; or
(viii) a partially unsaturated 3-6 membered monocyclic ring having 0-3 heteroatoms independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, or sulfur, wherein said ring is substituted with 1-4 Re groups; or
(ix) a partially unsaturated 3-6 membered carbocyclic ring, wherein said ring is substituted with 1-4 Re groups; or
(x)

 or
(xi) a partially unsaturated 4-6 membered heterocyclic ring having 1-2 heteroatoms independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, or sulfur, wherein said ring is substituted with 1-4 Re groups; or
(xii)

 or
(xiii) a 6-membered aromatic ring having 0-2 nitrogens wherein said ring is substituted with 1-4 Re groups; or
(xiv)

 or
(xv) a 5-membered heteroaryl ring having 1-3 heteroatoms independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, or sulfur, wherein said ring is substituted with 1-3 Re groups; or
(xvi)

 or
(xvii) an 8-10 membered bicyclic, saturated 3-4 membered heterocyclic, or aryl ring having 0-3 heteroatoms independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, or sulfur, wherein said ring is substituted with 1-4 Re groups; or
L is a covalent bond, —C(O)—, —N(R)C(O)—, or a bivalent C1-8 saturated or unsaturated, straight or branched, hydrocarbon chain; and the Y group of R1 is selected from:
(i) C1-6 alkyl substituted with oxo, halogen, NO2, or CN; or
(ii) C2-6 alkenyl optionally substituted with oxo, halogen, NO2, or CN; or
(iii) C2-6 alkynyl optionally substituted with oxo, halogen, NO2, or CN; or
(iv) a saturated 3-4 membered heterocyclic ring having 1 heteroatom selected from oxygen or nitrogen wherein said ring is substituted with 1-2 Re groups; or
(v) a saturated 5-6 membered heterocyclic ring having 1-2 heteroatom selected from oxygen or nitrogen wherein said ring is substituted with 1-4 Re groups; or
(vi)

 or
(vii) a saturated 3-6 membered carbocyclic ring, wherein said ring is substituted with 1-4 Re groups; or
(viii) a partially unsaturated 3-6 membered monocyclic ring having 0-3 heteroatoms independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, or sulfur, wherein said ring is substituted with 1-4 Re groups; or
(ix) a partially unsaturated 3-6 membered carbocyclic ring, wherein said ring is substituted with 1-4 Re groups; or
(x)

 or
(xi) a partially unsaturated 4-6 membered heterocyclic ring having 1-2 heteroatoms independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, or sulfur, wherein said ring is substituted with 1-4 Re groups; or
(xii)

 or
(xiii) a 6-membered aromatic ring having 0-2 nitrogens wherein said ring is substituted with 1-4 Re groups; or
(xiv)

 or
(xv) a 5-membered heteroaryl ring having 1-3 heteroatoms independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, or sulfur, wherein said ring is substituted with 1-3 Re groups; or
(xvi)

 or
(xvii) an 8-10 membered bicyclic, saturated, partially unsaturated, or aryl ring having 0-3 heteroatoms independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, or sulfur, wherein said ring is substituted with 1-4 Re groups;
each Re is independently selected from -Q-Z, oxo, NO2, halogen, CN, C1-6 aliphatic optionally substituted with oxo, halogen, NO2, or CN, or a suitable leaving group selected from alkoxy, sulphonyloxy, optionally substituted alkylsulphonyloxy, optionally substituted alkenylsulfonyloxy, optionally substituted arylsulfonyloxy, acyl, or diazonium, wherein:
Q is a bivalent C1-6 saturated or unsaturated, straight or branched, hydrocarbon chain, wherein one or two methylene units of Q are optionally and independently replaced by —N(R)—, —S—, —O—, —C(O)—, —OC(O)—, —C(O)O—, —SO—, —SO2—, —N(R)C(O)—, —C(O)N(R)—, —N(R)SO2—, or —SO2N(R)—; and
each Z is independently hydrogen or C1-6 aliphatic substituted with oxo, halogen, NO2, or CN;
each R2 is independently —R, halogen, -haloalkyl, —OR, —SR, —CN, —NO2, —SO2R, —SOR, —C(O)R, —CO2R, —C(O)N(R)2, —NRC(O)R, —NRC(O)N(R)2, —NRSO2R, or —N(R)2;
R3 is hydrogen, C2-6 alkenyl, —W-Cy, or C1-6 alkyl, wherein the C1-6 alkyl is optionally substituted with 1-3 groups independently selected from halogen, —CN, oxo, —OR?, or —C(O)O(C1-6 alkyl);
W is absent or is a bivalent C1-3 alkylene chain optionally substituted with one or more R? and
wherein one methylene unit of W is optionally replaced with —O—, —S—, or —NR?—;
each R? is independently hydrogen or C1-6 alkyl;
each R? is independently halogen or C1-6 alkyl, wherein the C1-6 alkyl is optionally substituted with 1-3 groups independently selected from halogen, —CN, oxo, or —OR?;
Cy is phenyl, C3-7 cycloalkyl, or a 3-7 membered monocyclic or 5-10 membered bicyclic saturated, partially unsaturated, or heteroaryl ring having 1-3 heteroatoms independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, or sulfur, wherein Cy is optionally substituted with 1-3 Rx;
each Rx is independently H, —CN, oxo, —NH2, C1-6 alkyl, halogen, —OR?, —N(R?)2, —NHC(O)(C1-6 alkyl), —C(O)N(R?)2, —C(O)O(C1-6 alkyl), —NHSO2(C1-6 alkyl), or —SO2N(R?)2;
or R3 is absent if not allowed by valence;
each of R4 and R4? is independently hydrogen or an optionally substituted group selected from C1-6 aliphatic, phenyl, a 3-8 membered saturated or partially unsaturated carbocyclic ring which is optionally bridged, a 4-7 membered heterocyclic ring having 1-4 heteroatoms independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, or sulfur, a 5-6 membered monocyclic heteroaryl ring having 1-4 heteroatoms independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, or sulfur, or a 7-10 membered bicyclic saturated, partially unsaturated or aryl ring, which is optionally bridged;
each of R5 and R5? is independently —R, halogen, —OR, —SR, —CN, —NO2, —SO2R, —SOR, —C(O)R, —CO2R, —C(O)N(R)2, —NRC(O)R, —NRC(O)N(R)2, —NRSO2R, or —N(R)2;
Y is O or NRa?;
Ra is hydrogen or an optionally substituted C1-6 aliphatic group;
T is a covalent bond or a bivalent straight or branched, saturated or unsaturated C1-6 hydrocarbon chain wherein one or more methylene units are optionally replaced by —O—, —S—, —N(R)—, —C(O)—, —OC(O)—, —C(O)O—, —C(O)N(R)—, —N(R)C(O)—, —N(R)C(O)N(R)—, —S(O)—, —SO2—, —SO2N(R)—, —N(R)SO2—, or —N(R)SO2N(R)—;
q is 0-6; and
each of R6 and R7 is independently —R, halogen, —OR, —SR, —CN, —NO2, —SO2R, —SOR, —C(O)R, —CO2R, —C(O)N(R)2, —NRC(O)R, —NRC(O)N(R)2, —NRSO2R, or —N(R)2.

US Pat. No. 10,189,788

SUBSTITUTED N,2-DIARYLQUINOLINE-4-CARBOXAMIDES AND THE USE THEREOF AS ANTI-INFLAMMATORY AGENTS

BAYER PHARMA AKTIENGESELL...

1. A compound of the formula (I)
in which
RA is hydrogen, halogen, pentafluorosulfanyl, cyano, nitro, (C1-C4)-alkyl, hydroxyl, (C1-C4)-alkoxy, amino or a group of the formula —NH—C(?O)—R6, —NH—C(?O)—NH—R6 or —S(?O)n—R7, where (C1-C4)-alkyl and (C1-C4)-alkoxy may be up to trisubstituted by fluorine,
and in which
R6 is hydrogen or (C1-C4)-alkoxy which may be up to trisubstituted by fluorine,
R7 is (C1-C4)-alkyl which may be substituted by hydroxyl, methoxy or ethoxy or up to trisubstituted by fluorine,
and
n is the number 0, 1 or 2,
D is C-RD or N,
E is C-RE or N,
G is C-RG or N,
where not more than two of the ring members D, E and G at the same time are N,
and in which
RD and RE are each independently hydrogen, fluorine, chlorine, methyl, trifluoromethyl, methoxy or trifluoromethoxy,
and
RG is hydrogen, fluorine, chlorine, bromine, methyl or trifluoromethyl,
Z is OH or a group of the formula —NH—R8, —NH—SO2—R9 or —NH—SO2—NR10AR10B, in which
R8 is hydrogen or (C1-C4)-alkoxy which may be up to trisubstituted by fluorine,
R9 is (C1-C4)-alkoxy which may be up to trisubstituted by fluorine, or phenyl,
and
R10A and R10B are each independently hydrogen or (C1-C4)-alkyl which may be up to trisubstituted by fluorine,
R1 is halogen, trifluoromethoxy, (trifluoromethyl)sulfanyl, pentafluorosulfanyl, (C1-C4)-alkyl, trimethylsilyl, cyclopropyl or cyclobutyl,
where (C1-C4)-alkyl may be up to trisubstituted by fluorine
and
cyclopropyl and cyclobutyl may be up to disubstituted by fluorine,
R2, R3 and R4 are each independently hydrogen, fluorine, chlorine, methyl or trifluoromethyl,
R5 is (C1-C4)-alkyl which may be up to trisubstituted by fluorine, or is fluorine, chlorine, methoxy or cyclopropyl,
and
Ar is phenyl which may be mono- or disubstituted identically or differently by fluorine and chlorine, or is pyridyl or thienyl,
and the N-oxides, salts, solvates, salts of the N-oxides and solvates of the N-oxides and salts thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,189,752

MOISTURE BARRIER COATINGS

SURFACE CHEMISTS OF FLORI...

13. A method of producing a controlled release fertilizer comprising the steps of:i. providing a quantity of fertilizer particles;
ii. heating the fertilizer particles to a temperature above the melting point of the organic wax;
iii. providing one or more moisture barrier coatings, at least one of said moisture barrier coatings comprising:
a. at least one organic wax
b. at least one wax soluble polymer wherein the wax soluble polymer is at least one selected from the group consisting of ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymers and terpolymers, modified polyolefins, acrylate ester polymers and copolymers, and tackifying resins;
c. a thermoset polymerwherein the weight ratio of organic wax to wax soluble polymer is from about 50:50 to about 98:2 and wherein the weight ratio of thermoset polymer to combined organic wax and wax soluble polymer is from about 50:50 to about 98:2;iv. mixing the organic wax and wax soluble polymer to provide a mixture
v. dispersing the mixture into at least one component of the thermoset polymer to provide a dispersion;
vi. applying the dispersion to the fertilizer particles while providing mixing sufficient to spread the dispersion as a coating on the fertilizer particles, and
vii. curing the thermoset polymer on the surface of the particles to form free flowing coated granules.

US Pat. No. 10,189,738

BUSHING WITH RIBBED TIP PLATE

Johns Manville, Denver, ...

1. A bushing system for producing fibers from a molten material, the bushing system comprising:a bushing that is configured to receive a molten material, the bushing comprising:
a plate that is configured to receive the molten material, the plate defining a first plurality of apertures through which the molten material flows, the plate having a longitudinal axis;
a first side wall disposed on a first side of the plate along the longitudinal axis;
a second side wall disposed on a second side of the plate opposite the first side wall, wherein:
the first side wall and the second side wall extend at an upward angle from the plate;
the first side wall and the second side wall are positioned along the longitudinal axis;
the plate further comprises a first plurality of ribs extending along at least a portion of the plate; and
each of the first plurality of ribs is positioned between two at least substantially coplanar portions of the plate;
a first side rail extending downward from the first side wall, wherein the first side rail comprises a plurality of embossed portions extending along a length of the first side rail; and
a second side rail extending downward from the second side wall, wherein the second side rail comprises a plurality of embossed portions extending along a length of the second side rail; and
a tip plate coupleable with the bushing such that the tip plate is disposed a distance below the plate, the tip plate being configured to receive the molten material from the bushing and defining a second plurality of apertures through which the molten material flows to form fibers, wherein the tip plate comprises a second plurality of ribs extending along at least a portion of the tip plate.

US Pat. No. 10,189,732

ALGAL-SLUDGE GRANULE FOR WASTEWATER TREATMENT AND BIOENERGY FEEDSTOCK GENERATION

University of Massachuset...

1. A method comprising the steps of:providing a vessel configured to contain a water-based reaction medium;
placing in said vessel a mixture comprising a quantity of said water-based reaction medium and at least one microalgae including filamentous cyanobacteria, said water-based reaction medium comprising material that is consumable by a live bacterium or by a live protozoan present in said water-based reaction medium;
incubating said mixture comprising said quantity of said water-based reaction medium and said at least one microalgae including said filamentous cyanobacteria in said vessel under quiescent conditions and under at least intermittent illumination such that said filamentous cyanobacteria forms a supporting matrix that incorporates said live bacterium or said live protozoan into a biologically-active bioaggregate granule; and
recovering from said incubated mixture said biologically-active bioaggregate granule.

US Pat. No. 10,189,719

PROCESS FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF LITHIUM METAL OXIDE CATHODE MATERIALS

Nano One Materials Corp.,...

1. A process for forming a precursor to a lithium metal oxide comprising:providing lithium bicarbonate in a first aqueous mixture;
reacting said lithium bicarbonate with metal acetate thereby forming a second aqueous mixture comprising metal carbonate, lithium acetate, acetic acid and water;
neutralizing said acetic acid in said second aqueous mixture with lithium hydroxide thereby forming a third mixture comprising metal carbonate and lithium acetate;
separating said third mixture into a fourth mixture and a fifth mixture wherein said fourth mixture comprises said metal carbonate and a first portion of said lithium acetate with said metal carbonate and said lithium acetate being in a predetermined molar ratio, and said fifth mixture comprises a second portion of said lithium acetate; and
drying said fourth mixture thereby forming said precursor comprising metal carbonate and lithium acetate in said predetermined molar ratio.

US Pat. No. 10,189,713

METHOD FOR PRODUCING CARBON NANOTUBE DISPERSION LIQUID, METHOD FOR PRODUCING COMPOSITE MATERIAL COMPOSITION, METHOD FOR PRODUCING COMPOSITE MATERIAL, COMPOSITE MATERIAL, AND COMPOSITE-MATERIAL SHAPED PRODUCT

ZEON CORPORATION, Chiyod...

1. A method for producing a carbon nanotube dispersion liquid, comprising:(A) obtaining a carbon nanotube dispersion liquid by applying a shear force to a coarse dispersion liquid that includes carbon nanotubes having a specific surface area of 600 m2/g or more to whereby disperse the carbon nanotubes,
wherein the step (A) includes applying a back pressure to the carbon nanotube dispersion liquid, and
(B) reducing multi-stepwise the back pressure applied to the carbon nanotube dispersion liquid obtained by the step (A),
wherein the step (B) includes passing the carbon nanotube dispersion liquid through a plurality of pressure reducers connected in series.

US Pat. No. 10,189,686

PNEUMATIC AND MANUAL CLUTCH OF POWER WINCH

Comeup Industries Inc., ...

1. A power winch comprising:a motor with a power for driving a deceleration device through an internal axial transmission; and
a plurality of planetary gear sets for driving a cable pulley to rotate after the internal axial transmission;
wherein a cable wound around the cable pulley can be released or retracted, with the deceleration device having a gearbox, an inner ring gear sheathed on an inner side of the gearbox and linked with the deceleration device, with an outer ring surface of the inner ring gear having a plurality of braking grooves, with a top of the gearbox having a through slot corresponsive to the plurality of braking grooves, and a clutch installed on the through slot, with the clutch having a clutch lever, with a bottom of the clutch lever passed through the through slot and configured to be corresponsive to one of the plurality of braking grooves, with the clutch lever being upwardly coupled to a handle, with the handle operated to ascend or descend to link the bottom of the clutch lever to be latched to or released from one of the plurality of braking grooves, to connect or disconnect the internal axial transmission between the deceleration device and the cable pulley, wherein air is pumped into the clutch, wherein the bottom of the clutch lever is lifted pneumatically to release from latching with the one of the plurality of braking grooves, to disconnect the internal axial transmission between the deceleration device and the cable pulley, wherein the clutch has a lower seat and an upper seat, wherein a bottom section of the lower seat is coupled to the through slot of the gearbox, wherein a penetrating slot is formed longitudinally inside the lower seat, wherein a positioning wall is formed and extended from an upper section of the lower seat; wherein the clutch lever is inserted into the penetrating slot of the lower seat, wherein a first ring groove is formed at a lower section of the clutch lever, wherein a first O-ring is provided for enclosing the first ring groove and closely attaching to an inner wall of the penetrating slot, wherein a large disc section is formed after the clutch lever is extended upwardly, wherein a second ring groove is formed around a periphery of the large disc section, wherein a second O-ring is provided for enclosing the second ring groove and is further extended upward, wherein a micro-channel is formed at a peripheral wall at a top section of the clutch lever, wherein a third O-ring is provided for enclosing the micro-channel, wherein a screw groove is inwardly and downwardly formed at the top end of the clutch lever, wherein an elastic member is sheathed on the clutch lever, wherein a bottom end of the elastic member abuts the large disc section; wherein the upper seat is hollowed inwardly, wherein the lower seat is coupled to the positioning wall, wherein when the upper seat is extended upwardly, the upper seat is aligned with the large disc section of the clutch lever, wherein a lower air chamber is formed between the large disc section, the lower seat, the clutch lever and the upper seat, wherein an air inlet passage is formed in a peripheral wall of the upper seat corresponsive to the lower air chamber and extended outside for locking and coupling a pneumatic connector, wherein a penetrating slot is inwardly formed on the upper seat extended upwardly for extending the clutch lever to outside, wherein a top end of the elastic member abuts the upper seat, wherein an upper air chamber is formed between the upper seat and the clutch lever and the large disc section, wherein an air passage is formed on the upper seat, wherein the upper air chamber is communicated to the outside, wherein a silencer is locked and coupled to an outer side of the air passage, wherein a net is coupled to the front end of the silencer; wherein the handle has a through groove inwardly formed at a top of the handle, wherein a bottom covers the upper seat, and wherein an engaging member is passed from top to bottom through the through groove and locked and coupled to the screw groove of the clutch lever.

US Pat. No. 10,189,663

PRINT MEDIA TRANSPORT APPARATUS

HP SCITEX LTD., Netanya ...

1. A print media transport apparatus comprising:an endless track comprising:
a printing zone,
a descending zone, and
an ascending zone; and
a plurality of pallets circulating on the endless track, each pallet of the plurality of pallets having a upper surface to support print media, the plurality of pallets forming an endless loop, adjacent pallets being linked by a coupling mechanism allowing variable spacing between the adjacent pallets, wherein while a pallet is on the printing zone of the track, the spacing remains constant, and while a pallet is on the descending and ascending zones of the track, the spacing is at a minimum.

US Pat. No. 10,189,652

BOTTLE RECEIVING APPARATUS AND METHOD THEREFORE

DELTRONIC LABS, INC., Ch...

1. An apparatus for receiving a bottle, comprising:a chute configured for receiving the bottle therein, said chute having an inlet for receiving the bottle, an outlet through which the bottle exits said chute, and a chute interior defined by a wall extending longitudinally between said inlet and said outlet through which said bottle moves; and
at least one stop member pivotally secured to said chute for movement within said chute interior between a first position wherein said stop member extends within said chute interior such that a distal end of said stop member is positioned away from said chute wall to engage said bottle when said bottle is received within said chute, and a second position wherein said distal end of said stop member is moved towards said chute wall in a direction from said inlet to said outlet by said bottle moving within said chute in a direction from said inlet to said outlet, said stop member being biased from said second position towards said first position and moveable from said first position towards said second position by said bottle against said bias to allow said bottle to pass thereby when moving within said chute in a direction from said inlet to said outlet, said distal end of said stop member extending a sufficient distance from said wall when in said first position to engage and inhibit removal of said bottle from within said chute moving in a direction from the interior of said chute through said inlet.

US Pat. No. 10,189,647

BELT-ON-BELT DRIVES FOR STEEPLY-SLOPED PORTIONS OF LONG CONVEYORS

THYSSENKRUPP INDUSTRIAL S...

1. A conveyor system, at least one portion of the conveyor system traversing a continuous slope sufficiently steep such that tensile forces associated with overcoming the effects of the continuous slope are several times larger per unit length of run than tensile forces per unit length of run due to main frictional resistance of the conveyor system, the conveyor system comprising:an external belt defining a continuous loop, the continuous loop traversing the entire route of the conveyor system and configured to carry material load to be transported across the entire route;
an external drive having a first torque output;
at least one internal belt positioned inside the continuous loop of said external belt and traversing at least a portion of the continuous slope, an upper side of said at least one internal belt configured to operably engage an underside of said external belt so as to frictionally drive a portion of said external belt;
wherein said at least one internal belt has a tensile capacity sufficient to move at least a mass of the material load that is disposed over said at least one internal belt, and said external belt further has a tensile capacity sufficient to move substantially a mass of the material load that is not disposed over said at least one internal belt; and wherein a longitudinal stiffness of said at least one internal belt is at least as stiff as a longitudinal stiffness of said external belt; and
an internal drive having a second torque output, wherein the first torque output is approximately equal to the torque required to move a total mass of the portion of said external belt not resting on said at least one internal belt and the second torque output is approximately equal to the torque required to move a total mass of the portion of said external belt resting on said at least one internal belt.

US Pat. No. 10,189,622

PACK OF SINGLE USE CAPSULE OR POD, PACKAGING MACHINE AND METHOD THEREOF

AZIONARIA COSTRUZIONI MAC...

1. A pack, comprising:a capsule or pod, the capsule or pod being single use, the capsule or pod including two bases opposite one another and a side wall connecting the two bases and delimiting therewith a chamber containing an aromatic substance, and
a sealed container containing the capsule or pod housed in a protective atmosphere of inert gas;
wherein the sealed container copies at least in part a shape of the capsule or pod and is in contact with at least part of the capsule or pod to reproduce at least partially the shape;
wherein the sealed container is in contact with at least part of the side wall to at least partly reproduce the shape of the side wall.

US Pat. No. 10,189,611

CLOSURE COMBINATION

Obrist Closures Switzerla...

1. A closure combination comprising a closure body and a container neck,said closure body and said container neck comprising co-operable screw threads that allow said dispensing closure body to be screwed onto said container neck into an engaged condition,
characterized in that
the closure body screw thread and the container neck screw thread comprise co-operable reversed thread run-out portions,
said co-operable reversed thread run-out portions defining a locking position, rotational engagement of the screw threads beyond the locking position locks the closure body onto the container neck,
said co-operable reversed thread run-out portions are engageable to prevent said closure body from being unscrewed from said container neck after said dispensing closure body has been screwed onto said container neck into a locked condition by acting to force the closure body back onto the neck.

US Pat. No. 10,189,609

POUCH WITH RIGID HANDLE AND SUPPORTS

AMPAC HOLDINGS, LLC, Cin...

1. A bottle pouch with a handle and an integrated fitment and handle piece comprising: a flexible pouch in the shape of a bottle forming a flexible pouch body with a handle region formed from a cut-out in the flexible pouch body including a combined fitment and handle piece coupled to the flexible pouch body,wherein the combined fitment and handle piece includes a rigid handle portion extending from the combined fitment and handle piece, and
wherein the combined fitment and handle piece are unitary, and
wherein the handle region of the flexible pouch body is reinforced by the rigid handle portion by being adjacent to the handle region and internal in its entirety to the interior of the contents cavity of the flexible pouch body,
wherein the rigid handle portion is slid into a portion of the flexible pouch adjacent to the handle region and increases the rigidity in the handle region of the bottle pouch with the proviso that the rigid handle portion is not sealed to the handle region of the flexible pouch body.

US Pat. No. 10,189,597

FOOTED CONTAINER BASE

Amcor Rigid Plastics USA,...

1. A one-piece plastic container comprising:an upper portion defining an opening at an upper end of the container;
a cylindrical sidewall extending from the upper portion and defining a storage volume accessible through the opening; and
a base portion extending from the cylindrical sidewall to a base end of the container that is opposite to the upper end of the container, the base portion including:
a gate area at an axial center of the base portion;
a plurality of feet radially spaced apart about the axial center;
a plurality of straps, each one of the plurality of straps arranged between neighboring ones of the plurality of feet; and
a plurality of fillet areas, each one of the plurality of fillet areas arranged between one of the plurality of feet and straps on opposite sides thereof;
wherein the base portion includes a cumulative strap surface area defined by a total surface area of the plurality of straps, the gate area, and half a total surface area of the plurality of fillet areas, and a cumulative foot surface area defined by a total surface area of the plurality of feet and half the total surface area of the plurality of fillet areas;
wherein the base portion has a ratio of cumulative foot surface area to cumulative strap surface area in the range of 2.4-2.8:1;
wherein the base portion has a ratio of overall surface area to the cumulative strap surface area in the range of 3.4-3.8:1;
wherein the base portion has a ratio of overall surface area to the cumulative foot surface area of 1.2-1.6:1;
wherein about 67%-77% of an overall surface area of the base portion is the cumulative foot surface area; and
wherein about 23%-33% of the overall surface area of the base portion is the cumulative strap surface area.

US Pat. No. 10,189,582

ELASTICALLY DEPLOYABLE PANEL STRUCTURE SOLAR ARRAY

DEPLOYABLE SPACE SYSTEMS,...

1. An elastically deployable panel structure for space solar array applications comprising:a unitary, continuous support structure having first and second opposing side edges, a first, stowed configuration and a second, deployed configuration, the stowed configuration having elastic strain energy, said elastic strain energy operable to power deployment of said support structure;
wherein the support structure is configured to be operable as a mounting surface for solar cell arrays,
and further wherein the first and second opposing side edges are curved downward with respect to a bottom surface of said support structure, each of said first and second opposing side edges forming a C-shaped open cylinder, when said support structure is in the deployed configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,189,580

IMAGE STABILIZATION AND POINTING CONTROL MECHANIZATION FOR AIRCRAFT IMAGING SYSTEMS

Aerobo, Brooklyn, NY (US...

1. An aircraft comprising:a platform;
a camera assembly rotatable relative to the platform and about three camera axes, the camera assembly comprising:
a camera; and
a mirror attached to the camera, wherein the mirror is rotatable relative to the camera and about a mirror axis, different from the three camera axes;
a first inertial measurement unit configured to measure inertial angles of the camera assembly; and
a second inertial measurement unit configured to measure inertial angles of the mirror.

US Pat. No. 10,189,577

ELECTRONIC DISPLAY OF COMPASS/MAP INFORMATION FOR ROTORCRAFT PROVIDING IMPROVED DEPICTION OF SURROUNDING OBSTACLES

Astronautics Corporation ...

1. An avionics display for rotorcraft comprising:a graphic display screen;
an electronic processor communicating with the graphic display screen and receiving altitude information and bearing information from the rotorcraft and terrain map data providing three-dimensional representations of terrain, and location and height if about structures on the terrain, the electronic processor executing a stored program to:
(a) at altitudes above a first predetermined altitude, provide an icon for the rotorcraft superimposed over a representation of the data of the terrain map aligned with the location of the rotorcraft from a viewpoint substantially perpendicular to a plane of the terrain; and
(b) at altitudes below the first predetermined altitude, provide an icon for the rotorcraft superimposed over a representation of the data of the terrain map aligned with the location of the rotorcraft from a viewpoint at an acute angle from the plane of the terrain.

US Pat. No. 10,189,566

3D COVERAGE MAPPING OF WIRELESS NETWORKS WITH UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES

ETAK Systems, LLC, Hunte...

8. An Air Traffic Control (ATC) system for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) supporting three-dimensional (3D) coverage mapping of a coverage area of a cell site, the ATC system comprising:a network interface and one or more processors communicatively coupled to one another, wherein the network interface is communicatively coupled to a plurality of UAVs via one or more wireless networks; and
memory storing instructions that, when executed, cause the one or more processors to provide the coverage area of the cell site to a UAV;
cause the UAV to fly about the coverage area at one or more elevations;
cause the UAV to take measurements of wireless performance during flight about the coverage area;
utilize the measurements to derive a 3D coverage map of the coverage area;
determine poor coverage areas in the 3D coverage map; and
cause performance of one or more remedial actions to address the poor coverage areas, wherein the one or more remedial actions comprise adding additional antennas on a cell tower at the cell site, adjusting antenna patterns of existing antennas on the cell tower, and adding a new cell tower in the coverage area, each of the one or more remedial actions is configured to increase coverage in the coverage area to address the poor coverage areas.

US Pat. No. 10,189,544

STEPPED CAMBERED PLANING HULL

Massachusetts Institute o...

16. A planing hull for a boat, comprising:a fore-body portion;
a swept back cambered portion, wherein the swept back cambered portion extends from the fore-body portion;
a step; and
an after-body portion, and
a transom;
wherein the step vertically offsets the after-body portion from the swept back cambered portion towards an interior of the planing hull, and
wherein an external bottom surface of the swept back cambered portion has a non-linear distribution of camber; and
wherein an external bottom surface of the transom has a W-shaped cross sectional profile.

US Pat. No. 10,189,520

MODULAR SYSTEM FOR A VEHICLE

Volkswagen Aktiengesellsc...

1. A modular system for a vehicle comprising:a selected instrument panel that extends over a width of an interior of the motor vehicle from a driver side of the vehicle to a passenger side of the vehicle;
at least one selected door that is arranged on a side of the vehicle in a pivotal manner in order to close or open a vehicle door opening adjoining the selected instrument panel;
wherein the modular system has at least two different instrument panels and/or at least two different doors for selection, wherein each instrument panel has a first joint region and each door has a second joint region,
wherein the second joint region is pivoted away from the first joint region when the at least one selected door is pivoted into an open position and the second joint region is pivoted towards the first joint region so as to adjoin the first joint region and form a unitary joint when the at least one selected door is pivoted into a closed position, and
wherein the second joint region corresponds to the first joint region such that each first joint region and each second joint region, when adjoined in the closed position of the door, always form the unitary joint with a same joint gap width therebetween.

US Pat. No. 10,189,519

LEG CONFIGURATION FOR SPRING-MASS LEGGED LOCOMOTION

OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY, ...

1. A robot for legged locomotion, comprising:a body;
a leg having first, second, and third links, with the first and second links pivotally mounted to one another and with the second and third links pivotally mounted to one another, the first link having opposing first and second ends with the first end pivotally mounted to the body;
a first actuator mounted at the body and configured to rotate the first link about the first end of the first link;
a second actuator mounted at the first link and configured to rotate the second link relative to the first link, wherein the first and second actuators are operable to swing the leg and extend/retract the leg along a leg length direction; and
a first leg spring disposed in series between the first link and the third link, and a second leg spring operably connected in series between the second actuator and the second link, the leg springs configured to store energy therein during a first portion of a stance and configured to recover the stored energy during a second portion of the stance to provide passive dynamics for locomotion.

US Pat. No. 10,189,487

RAILWAY TRUCK BOLSTER WEAR LINER

AMSTED RAIL COMPANY, INC....

1. A railway car truck interface assembly comprising:a railway car truck bolster, the bolster including a center bowl of circular shape with a raised wall and a centrally located opening,
a horizontal wear liner received in the bolster center bowl,
a center plate having an upper section comprised of four sides and a lower section, the lower section having an outer circular edge extending downwardly from the upper section, the center plate including a centrally located opening,
the lower section of the center plate received in the bolster center bowl, with a pin extending into the centrally located opening in the bolster center bowl and into the centrally located opening in the center plate,
an annular edge wear liner between the center bowl raised wall and the outer circular edge of the lower section of the center plate, the edge wear liner including a metallic spring material; and
an undulating wall of the edge wear liner intermediate the center bowl raised wall and the outer circular edge of the lower section of the center plate;wherein the edge wear liner has a split-ring configuration that allows the edge wear liner to be elastically compressed when the center plate is placed in the bolster center bowl.

US Pat. No. 10,189,485

EQUIPMENT ENVELOPE FOR HOPPER WAGON

Drax Power Limited, Selb...

1. An equipment envelope for a hopper wagon, the equipment envelope comprising a housing comprising a first end wall, a second end wall, a first sidewall, and a second side wall, incorporated in a bulk commodities storage chamber of the wagon and defining a substantially enclosed cavity storage space in the chamber in which hopper wagon control means and/or other component parts can be accommodated, wherein the equipment envelope is arranged in the chamber at a location above a hopper wagon bogie, wherein the equipment envelope is configured to be arranged in the chamber of the hopper wagon body between a first closable outlet and a second closable outlet, and wherein the first end wall is configured to extend at a first incline angle towards the first closable outlet and the second end wall is configured to extend at a second inclined angle towards the second closable outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,189,440

WEBBING TAKE-UP DEVICE

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI-RI...

1. A webbing take-up device comprising:a spool that takes up a webbing worn by an occupant, and that is rotated in a pull-out direction due to the webbing being pulled out;
a lock section that is configured to rotate integrally with the spool, and that is restricted from rotating in the pull-out direction in a vehicle emergency so as to limit rotation of the spool in the pull-out direction, with respect to the lock section;
a pawl that is rotated together with the spool and that, by being displaced to an engaged position, engages with a rotation force transmitting member so as to transmit rotation force of the spool to the rotation force transmitting member; and
a pawl displacement member that is configured to be displaced in a rotation circumferential direction of the spool, with respect to the spool, and that includes a pawl-abut portion, the pawl-abut portion abutting the pawl and displacing the pawl to the engaged position in a case in which the spool is rotated in the pull-out direction, with respect to the lock section,
wherein the pawl displacement member is configured including a stop portion that restricts displacement of the pawl displacement member in the rotation circumferential direction of the spool, with respect to the lock section, by being stopped at a stopping portion formed at the lock section.

US Pat. No. 10,189,416

STORAGE COMPARTMENT FOR A VEHICLE INTERIOR TRIM

Volkswagen Aktiengesellsc...

1. A storage compartment for an interior trim of a vehicle, the storage compartment comprising:a storage-compartment bottom that transitions at an inner corner region into a side wall that is raised from the storage-compartment bottom; and
an insertion mat lining the storage-compartment bottom, the insertion mat forming a support surface for at least one small object, the insertion mat at least partially bounds at least one free deformation chamber, and when manual pressure via a fingertip is applied to the support surface, the insertion mat curves into the deformation chamber by arching such that between the deformed support surface and the object, an undercut for grasping under the object is accessible to the fingertips.

US Pat. No. 10,189,410

VEHICULAR VISUAL RECOGNITION DEVICE

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI-RI...

1. A vehicular visual recognition device, comprising:a support body that is provided on a vehicle body side;
a visual recognition means that is supported by the support body so as to be configured to swing, and that assists visual recognition by a vehicle occupant;
an engagement portion that is provided on a support body side;
a swinging portion that is provided on a visual recognition means side;
a biasing means that is provided with a gap, that uses biasing force to cause the engagement portion to engage with the swinging portion to restrict swinging of the visual recognition means, and that permits the visual recognition means to be swung and stowed by disengaging the engagement portion from the swinging portion against the biasing force; and
a damping member that is attached to the biasing means, and that is provided between a portion of the biasing means on one side of the gap and a portion of the biasing means on another side of the gap, and that dampens sound produced when the biasing means uses the biasing force to cause the swinging portion to engage with the engagement portion.

US Pat. No. 10,189,395

ROTATABLE LIGHT BAR FOR MOTOR VEHICLE SPORT BARS

Iddea California, LLC, B...

1. A light bar and mounting system for a motor vehicle, comprising:a generally rectangular support frame encircling an elongated support member, the support frame having two opposing sidewalls joined to two opposing, first and second ends and open top;
a rotational axis extending between the first and second ends with the elongated support member extending along and rotating about that axis between a first, retracted position and a second, deployed position;
a plurality of electrical lights fastened to the elongated support member and pointing in the same direction and rotating with the elongated support member between the first and second positions, the plurality of lights in the first position pointing along a generally vertical axis during use and in the second position pointing in a direction generally perpendicular to the first direction;
an actuating mechanism having a piston connected to the elongated support member at a location offset from the rotational axis to form an offset cam, the actuating member is movable between a first, retracted cam position which rotates the elongated support member and lights to the first, retracted position, and a second, deployed cam position which rotates the elongated support member and lights to the second, deployed position;
a first mounting bracket having a first, upper end connected to at least one of the first end of the support frame or one of the sides of the support frame, the first mounting bracket having a second, lower end with a mounting plate to connect to the vehicle during use;
a second mounting bracket having a first, upper end connected to at least one of the second end of the support frame or one of the sides of the support frame, the second mounting bracket having a second, lower end with a mounting plate to connect to the vehicle during use.

US Pat. No. 10,189,390

SPLIT WING ARMREST DUAL PAWL LATCH MECHANSIM

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A latch assembly for a vehicle armrest, comprising:a pair of pawls fixed on opposite sides of a coupler, each pawl including a projection on each end thereof, and
a pair of paddles each engaging one of each pawls and configured to cause inward translation of at least one of the pawls in response to an actuation at one of the paddles, wherein an inward translation of one pawl causes, via the coupler, an inward translation of the other pawl to disengage the projections from a console.

US Pat. No. 10,189,373

SEAT ARRANGEMENT

ADIENT LUXEMBOURG HOLDING...

1. A seat arrangement, comprising:a first seat adjacent to a curb side of a vehicle with said first seat movable from a deployed position to a stored position;
a second seat;
a third seat, said first seat being smaller than each of said second seat and said third seat;
wherein said first seat is stored in said second seat in said stored position.

US Pat. No. 10,189,365

CHARGING CONTROL SYSTEM

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A charging control system comprising:a vehicle configured to receive electric power from a residence and allow an in-vehicle electric storage device to be charged with the received electric power;
a monitoring device configured to monitor a use status of an electric appliance at the residence and a use status of the vehicle; and
a controller configured to:
identify the electric appliance correlated with the start of use of the vehicle based on the use status of the electric appliance monitored by the monitoring device and the use status of the vehicle;
learn a relationship between the use status of the identified electric appliance at the residence before a start of use of the vehicle and the use status of the vehicle;
estimate a start time of use of the vehicle based on the learned relationship and the use status of the identified electric appliance; and
calculate a charging start time based on the estimated start time of use of the vehicle and a required time to complete charging of the electric storage device, and provide an instruction to perform charging of the electric storage device;
wherein
the identified electric appliance includes a timer configured to preset a use time of the identified electric appliance, and
the controller is further configured to estimate the start time of use of the vehicle based on the use time preset in the identified electric appliance and the learned relationship.

US Pat. No. 10,189,363

ELECTRIC VEHICLE ROADWAY CHARGING SYSTEM AND METHOD OF USE

NIO USA, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A system for charging an electric vehicle comprising:an electrical storage unit disposed on an electric vehicle;
a power source disposed external to the electric vehicle and configured to charge the electrical storage unit;
a charging panel in electrical communication with the electrical storage unit;
a vehicle database comprising required conditions for deployment of the charging panel; and
a vehicle controller that determines if the electrical storage unit requires charging and when the electrical storage unit is determined to require charging, the vehicle controller determines if conditions allow for deployment of the charging panel, wherein determining if conditions allow for deployment include the vehicle controller querying the vehicle database for the required conditions for deployment of the charging panel, the required conditions including information on charging services associated with a particular roadway the electric vehicle is on;
wherein the charging panel receives the charge from the power source and charges the electrical storage unit.

US Pat. No. 10,189,330

AUXILIARY AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM FOR A SLEEPER CAB OF A TRUCK

1. In combination:a truck having an engine, a direct current battery system, a conventional air conditioning system operated by the engine, an operator's cab having a rearward end, and a sleeper cab at the rearward end of the operator's cab with the sleeper cab having an interior, a first side wall, a second side wall, a rear wall with interior and exterior sides, a floor, and a bunk bed positioned above the floor of the sleeper cab;
an auxiliary alternating current air conditioning system for supplying cool air to said interior of said sleeper cab only when the truck engine is not running, comprising:
(a) a 12 volt direct current condenser and fan mounted on said exterior side of said rear wall of said sleeper cab;
(b) an alternating current air conditioner unit mounted in said sleeper cab;
(c) said direct current condenser and fan being operatively connected to said alternating current air conditioner unit;
(d) an electrical inverter electrically connected to said direct current battery system which inverts direct current electricity from said direct current battery system of said truck to alternating current electricity;
(e) said inverter being electrically connected to said air conditioner unit which supplies alternating current thereto;
(f) an auxiliary control which is operatively connected to said air conditioner unit which controls the operation of said air conditioner unit;
(g) an inverter control electrically connected to said inverter which controls said inverter;
(h) said air conditioner unit having at least one cool air conduit extending therefrom into said interior of said sleeper cab;
an air manifold positioned on said air conditioning unit and is in communication with said air conditioning unit; and
said cool air conduit being in communication with said air manifold.

US Pat. No. 10,189,325

AMPHIBIOUS VEHICLE AND CONTROL METHOD FOR THE SAME

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. An amphibious vehicle, comprising:an engine;
at least one land traveling device;
at least one water propelling device;
a power distribution device configured to distribute power outputted from the engine between land travel power which is to be supplied to the at least one land traveling device and water propulsion power which is to be supplied to the at least one water propelling device;
a slippage-amount detection device configured to detect a slippage amount of the at least one land traveling device relative to ground; and
a controller configured to adjust at least the land travel power, of the land travel power and the water propulsion power, on the basis of the slippage amount detected by the slippage-amount detection device,
wherein the controller is configured to reduce the land travel power and increase or maintain unchanged the water propulsion power, if the slippage amount detected by the slippage-amount detection device is greater than a threshold while the land travel power and the water propulsion power are supplied respectively to the at least one land traveling device and the at least one water propelling device for landing from water to land.