US Pat. No. 10,365,356

SENSOR CHANNEL ISOLATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

FLIR SYSTEMS, INC., Wils...

1. A system comprising:first and second sensor channels each comprising a sonar transmitter and a sonar receiver; and
a logic device configured to provide one or more control signals and receive one or more sensor signals from the first and second sensor channels, wherein the logic device is adapted to:
provide first and second transmission signals to one or more sonar transducer assemblies, wherein a first signal pattern of the first transmission signal is different from a second signal pattern of the second transmission signal;
receive corresponding first and second acoustic returns from the one or more sonar transducer assemblies; and
process the first and second acoustic returns using the first and second signal patterns to reduce inter-channel pickup between the first and second sensor channels.

US Pat. No. 10,365,353

PULSED LIGHT ILLUMINATOR FOR VARIOUS USES

Brightway Vision Ltd., T...

1. Pulsed light illuminator for generating at least one light pulse having a predefined rise time and fall time, comprising:a semiconductor light source, for generating and emitting said at least one light pulse;
an electronic driver, coupled with said semiconductor light source, for providing a drive current to said semiconductor light source; and
a synchronization controller, coupled with said electronic driver,
said electronic driver comprising:
an active switch, coupled with said semiconductor light source, for enabling and disabling said drive current through said semiconductor light source;
a switch driver, coupled with said active switch and said synchronization controller,
a high voltage power supply, for generating a high first polarity voltage;
a fast voltage provider, for rapidly providing said generated high first polarity voltage to said semiconductor light source;
a low voltage power supply, for generating a low voltage;
a first switch, coupled with said low voltage power supply and said semiconductor light source, for protecting said low voltage power supply from said high voltage power supply;
a second switch, coupled with said high voltage power supply and said semiconductor light source, for preventing current backflow towards said high voltage power supply; and
an energy discharger, coupled with said semiconductor light source,
wherein said synchronization controller is for synchronizing a timing of said active switch via a synchronization signal;
wherein said switch driver is for amplifying said synchronization signal;
wherein when said active switch is enabled, said high first polarity voltage is provided from said fast voltage provider to said semiconductor light source for generating a rise time of said at least one light pulse and said low voltage is provided to said semiconductor light source for maintaining a pulse width of said at least one light pulse;
wherein when said active switch is disabled, a fall time of said at least one light pulse is achieved for terminating said at least one light pulse, said semiconductor light source exhibiting a high second polarity voltage;
wherein said energy discharger enables said high second polarity voltage to discharge from said semiconductor light source, thereby accelerating said fall time;
wherein said pulsed light illuminator is mounted on a moving platform;
wherein said at least one light pulse is varied according to a parameter of said moving platform; and
wherein said parameter is at least one of:
a velocity of said moving platform;
an acceleration of said moving platform;
a location of said moving platform; or
an orientation of said moving platform.

US Pat. No. 10,365,326

SCHEDULING OF SCENARIO MODELS FOR EXECUTION WITHIN DIFFERENT COMPUTER THREADS AND SCHEDULING OF MEMORY REGIONS FOR USE WITH THE SCENARIO MODELS

Breker Verification Syste...

11. A system for testing a system on chip (SoC), the system comprising:one or more processors configured to access a computer file having multiple application scenario models, wherein each application scenario model of the multiple application scenario models has a plurality of driver scenario models and a direction of execution of the plurality of driver scenario models, wherein said each application scenario model of the multiple application scenario models has a test input generated based on a desired output of said each application scenario model,
wherein the one or more processors are configured to apply the test inputs of the multiple application scenario models to different stages of software development of the SoC and different stages of hardware development of the SoC for testing the SoC; and
a memory device coupled to the one or more processors and configured to store the computer file.

US Pat. No. 10,365,320

FAILURE ESTIMATION APPARATUS AND FAILURE ESTIMATION METHOD

RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPO...

1. A failure estimation apparatus that includes a history information database storing history information about a plurality of instruments mounted with the same type of semiconductor device and performs failure estimation on a targeted instrument mounted with a semiconductor device whose type equals the type, wherein the history information contains operation information and failure information; wherein the operation information indicates a chronological operating state of the semiconductor device mounted on the instruments; wherein the failure information indicates a failure cause of a failed instrument; and wherein the operating state is categorized into a plurality of classifications;the failure estimation apparatus comprises:
a memory that stores one of a program and a formula to implement a life estimation algorithm corresponding to each of the classifications; and a processor configured to:
acquire most recent history information about the targeted instrument;
specify classification corresponding to an operating state of a semiconductor device mounted on the targeted instrument based on operation information contained in the acquired most recent history information;
update a life estimation algorithm corresponding to the specified classification based on the acquired most recent history information when determining that the semiconductor device fails based on the failure information contained in the acquired most recent history information;
perform life estimation using the updated life estimation algorithm corresponding to the specified classification when determining that no failure occurs based on the failure information contained in the acquired most recent history information;
compute an estimation error using time information indicating an actual failure occurrence of the targeted instrument, and update the life estimation coefficient so as to decrease the estimation error; and
notify a result of the life estimation.

US Pat. No. 10,365,310

IMPEDANCE ESTIMATION DEVICE AND ESTIMATION METHOD FOR POWER DISTRIBUTION LINE

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADV...

1. An impedance estimation device for a power distribution line provided in each of a plurality of consumers individually connected to respective lead-in wires that branch off from a plurality of junctions on power distribution wires connected to a transformer, the impedance estimation devices forming a single power distribution network for mutual communication, the impedance estimation device for the power distribution line comprising:a measurement unit configured to measure not only active power and reactive power of at least one of AC power supplied via the power distribution wire and the lead-in wire and consumed by the consumer and power generated by a generator connected to the consumer but also an effective value of at least one of current flowing into the consumer via the lead-in wire and current flowing into the consumer from the generator and an effective value of voltage, in synchronization with each other;
an information sharing unit configured to share the active power, the reactive power, the effective value of the current, and the effective value of the voltage measured by the measurement unit in each of the consumers among the plurality of consumers over mutual communication using the single power distribution network; and
a computation unit configured to set up and solve a plurality of nonlinear simultaneous equations having the following corresponding to a plurality of different points of time as solutions: terminal impedance that is impedance of the power distribution wire from the junction on the lead-in wire to the consumer among the plurality of consumers that is adjacent to a terminal consumer in a position farthest from the transformer and is a second consumer counted from the terminal consumer, to the terminal consumer; lead-in wire impedance of the lead-in wire connected to each of the consumers; and inter-junction impedance between respective adjacent junctions, based on the active power, the reactive power, the effective value of the current, and the effective value of the voltage respectively measured by the measurement unit at the different points of time to derive estimated values of the terminal impedance, the lead-in wire impedance, and the inter-junction impedance.

US Pat. No. 10,365,299

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF A SEMI-FINISHED PRODUCT COMPRISING A PLURALITY OF CONTACT PROBES FOR A TESTING HEAD OF ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND RELATED SEMI-FINISHED PRODUCT

TECHNOPROBE S.P.A., Cern...

1. A manufacturing method of a semi-finished product comprising a plurality of contact probes for a testing head of electronic devices, the method comprising the steps of:providing a substrate made of a conductive material; and
defining the contact probes by removing material from the substrate, the defining including:
defining a plurality of frames in the substrate;
defining the contact probes inside the frames, respectively; and
defining a plurality of bridges respectively anchoring the respective contact probes to the respective frames of the substrate,
the step of defining the contact probes comprising a step of laser cutting, in correspondence with a contour of the contact probes, frames, and bridges.

US Pat. No. 10,365,297

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATION OF A TACHOMETER SIGNAL AND REDUCTION OF JITTER

Green Power Monitoring Sy...

1. A method of generating a tachometer signal with reduced jitter comprising the steps of:receiving vibration data from a vibration sensor that monitors a rotating component;
applying a band pass filter to the vibration data;
using a fast Fourier transform to filter the vibration data;
producing a tachometer signal from the transformed, filtered vibration data;
applying a low band pass filter to the tachometer signal;
fast Fourier transforming the filtered tachometer signal; and
reconstructing a reconstructed tachometer signal with reduced jitter from the transformed, filtered tachometer signal.

US Pat. No. 10,365,292

SPEED SENSING SYSTEM

Rolls-Royce Corporation, ...

1. A speed sensor system for measuring rotational speed, the speed sensor system comprising:a magnetic sensor; and
a cylindrical drum rotatable around the magnetic sensor; wherein
the cylindrical drum includes a plurality of axially extending members disposed circumferentially around a first edge of the cylindrical drum;
the magnetic sensor is configured to generate an electrical output that indicates each passage of each of the axially extending members around the magnetic sensor as the cylindrical drum rotates around the magnetic sensor; and
the axially extending members are adapted to deflect radially outwards away from the magnetic sensor in response to an increased rotational speed of the cylindrical drum wherein the deflection of the axially extending members operates to regulate voltage outputs of the magnetic sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,365,266

MOLECULAR CHARACTERIZATION OF CIRCULATING TUMOR CELLS

Menarini Silicon Biosyste...

1. A kit for further depletion of white blood cells (WBCs) during enrichment of rare cells comprising: (a) a marker that selectively binds to a rare cell and a white blood cell, wherein the marker is conjugated to a magnetic particle; (b) a leukocyte marker that is conjugated to a hapten; and (c) a solid surface comprising an antibody to the hapten.

US Pat. No. 10,365,250

DETECTION DEVICE, DETECTION SYSTEM, AND DETECTION METHOD

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. A detection device that is used for a structure,the structure including:
a first member that supports, from below, a traveling surface on which a vehicle travels;
a second member provided on an opposite side of the traveling surface with respect to the first member; and
a welded portion that is provided along an end of the second member facing the first member, the welded portion fixing the first member and the second member in a continuous manner in a longitudinal direction of the second member,
the detection device comprising:
a first plurality of acoustic emission sensors that are disposed so as to be spaced apart from each other in a direction in which the welded portion extends and are configured to detect an elastic wave transmitted to the second member, each acoustic emission sensor being attached to the second member; and
an outputter that outputs information, obtained from outputs of the first plurality of the acoustic emission sensors.

US Pat. No. 10,365,233

X-RAY APPARATUS

NIKON METROLOGY NV, Leuv...

1. A support apparatus for an x-ray apparatus, the support apparatus comprising:a base part;
a support part structured to support a component of an x-ray system;
a bearing having a first bearing element provided on the base part and a second bearing element provided on the support part structured to allow the support part to be translated relative to the base part from a first position to a second position with the first bearing element in contact with the second bearing element; and
an elevator provided to the base part and structured to translate the support part from the second position to a third position in which the first bearing element and the second bearing element are separated.

US Pat. No. 10,365,231

OPTICAL PHASE MEASUREMENT METHOD AND SYSTEM

NOVA MEASURING INSTRUMENT...

11. A system for use in measurements on patterned structures to determine parameters of a region of interest in the structure, the system comprising:an optical measurement device comprising:
an illumination unit configured and operable for focusing light onto the structure with an illuminating spot of a size larger than a region of interest being measured to thereby cause light reflections from illuminated region of interest under measurements and illuminated different region in surrounding of said region of interest; and
a light detection unit collecting light including the light reflections from the illuminated region of interest and the illuminated different region in surrounding of the region of interest, and generating measured data corresponding to the collected light, the measured data being therefore indicative of mixed contributions of the reflected light from the illuminated patterned region and from the illuminated different region in surrounding of the region of interest; and
a control unit configured for data communication with the measurement device, said control unit being configured and operable to process at least two measured data corresponding to at least two optical measurements differing in at least one measurement condition and extract data indicative of the reflected light from the illuminated region of interest, to thereby enable determination of the parameters of the region of interest.

US Pat. No. 10,365,227

DETECTION DEVICE AND DETECTION METHOD

SHIN-ETSU HANDOTAI CO., L...

1. A detection device comprising:an irradiation portion that emits laser light to a surface of an object;
a light-detecting portion on which light resulting from the laser light reflected at the surface is incident, and that detects a first position at which the light is incident;
a calculation portion that calculates an inclination of the surface on the basis of the first position and a second position at which light is incident on the light-detecting portion when the laser light is reflected at the surface that is flat; and
a detection portion that detects a defect formed on the surface on the basis of the inclination calculated by the calculation portion.

US Pat. No. 10,365,219

TWO-MODE RAMAN OPTICAL PROJECTION TOMOGRAPHY SYSTEM

1. A two-mode Raman optical projection tomography system, comprising:light source module: wherein the light source module is configured to provide wide beam light source for the two-mode Raman optical projection tomography system;
carrier control module: wherein the carrier control module is configured to provide four degrees of freedom movement operations along XYZ directions and rotation for a sample, to adjust a position of the sample in an imaging field and rotate the sample to obtain multi-angle projection images;
signal separation module: wherein the signal separation module is configured for separating multi-spectral Raman scattering signal and transmission projection signal;
multi-spectral Raman scattering signal acquisition module: wherein the multi-spectral Raman scattering signal acquisition module is configured to collect Raman scattering light generated by the sample;
optical transmission projection signal acquisition module: wherein the optical transmission projection signal acquisition module is configured to collect transmitted light of a laser beam that passes through the sample and form an optical projection image;
system control and data processing module: wherein the system control and data processing module is configured for the control of the light source module, the carrier control module, the multi-spectral Raman scattering signal acquisition module and the transmission projection signal acquisition module, and a transformation of obtained the multi-spectral Raman scattering signal and the transmission projection signal into two-dimensional images for processing and analyzing to achieve volumetric imaging.

US Pat. No. 10,365,207

METHOD OF AUTOMATICALLY MODIFYING IMAGING RANGE IN BIOLOGICAL SAMPLE MICROSCOPIC IMAGING

WUHAN OE-BIO CO., LTD., ...

1. A method for automatically altering an imaging area in microscopic imaging of a biological sample, comprising:(1) labeling an outline of the biological sample to differentiate the biological sample from a surrounding embedding medium;
(2) setting an initial sample imaging area; imaging a sample surface layer using optical microscopy; wherein the initial sample imaging area is larger than an area to be imaged of the biological sample;
(3) calculating an actual sample area using an outline identification algorithm based on an imaging result of the sample surface layer and setting the actual sample area as an imaging area of a next layer;
(4) imaging a sample to be imaged of the next layer using optical microscopy based on the imaging area of the next layer set at step (3); wherein the imaging area of the next layer covers the area to be imaged of the biological sample, and there is no redundant imaging;
(5) repeating steps (3) and (4) until data acquisition is completed.

US Pat. No. 10,365,193

TEST APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING TIME-DEPENDENCE FAILURE UNDER CONSTANT TEMPERATURE THROUGH HIGH PRESSURE TRUE TRIAXIAL LOADING FOR HARD ROCK

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY, ...

1. A test apparatus for determining time-dependence failure under constant temperature through high pressure true triaxial loading for hard rock, comprising:a pressure chamber, a first maximum principle stress actuator, a second maximum principle stress actuator, a first intermediate principle stress actuator, a second intermediate principle stress actuator and a rigid support platform, wherein the pressure chamber is fixedly mounted on the rigid support platform, the first maximum principle stress actuator and the second maximum principle stress actuator are horizontally and symmetrically arranged on the left side and the right side of the pressure chamber, and the first intermediate principle stress actuator and the second intermediate principle stress actuator are vertically and symmetrically arranged on the upper side and the lower side of the pressure chamber; wherein a cylindrical through hole penetrating horizontally is formed in a center of the pressure chamber, four stress loading through holes are uniformly distributed in a rigid shell of the pressure chamber, on the upper side, the lower side, the left side and the right side of the cylindrical through hole, a cylindrical sample bearing platform is arranged in the cylindrical through hole, and is matched with the cylindrical through hole in a sealing manner, and the cylindrical sample bearing platform has axial movement freedom degrees relative to the cylindrical through hole;
a sample bearing and containing chamber is arranged in a center of the cylindrical sample bearing platform, four rigid pressure head placing holes are uniformly distributed in the cylindrical sample bearing platform, on the upper side, the lower side, the left side and the right side of the sample bearing and containing chamber, the four rigid pressure head placing holes are in one-to-one correspondence to the four stress loading through holes, and a rigid pressure head is arranged in each of the four rigid pressure head placing holes; a confining pressure loading oil supply hole is formed in the cylindrical sample bearing platform and communicates with the sample bearing and containing chamber; the confining pressure loading oil supply hole communicates with a confining pressure loading injection pump;
the first maximum principle stress actuator, the second maximum principle stress actuator, the first intermediate principle stress actuator and the second intermediate principle stress actuator have the same structure, and any of the first maximum principle stress actuator, the second maximum principle stress actuator, the first intermediate principle stress actuator and the second intermediate principle stress actuator includes: a sealing cover, an annular end cover, a counter-force cylinder barrel, a piston, a piston rod, a sealing flange and a stress loading injection pump, wherein the counter-force cylinder barrels are fixedly connected to the outer surface of the pressure chamber and are coincided with axial center lines of the stress loading through holes; the sealing cover is fixedly mounted at the middle of the annular end cover, the annular end cover is fixedly mounted at the outer end of the counter-force cylinder barrel, the sealing flange is fixedly mounted between the inner end of the counter-force cylinder barrel and the pressure chamber, one end of the piston rod is located in the counter-force cylinder barrel, the other end of the piston rod penetrates through the sealing flange and extends into the stress loading through holes, the piston is located in the counter-force cylinder barrel and is fixedly arranged on the piston rod in a sleeving manner, and the piston is matched with the counter-force cylinder barrel in a sealing and sliding manner; a stress loading oil supply hole is formed on the annular end cover, a stress loading oil chamber is arranged between the annular end cover and the piston, and the stress loading oil supply hole communicates with the stress loading oil chamber; a stress unloading oil supply hole is formed on the counter-force cylinder barrel, a stress unloading oil chamber is arranged between the piston and the sealing flange, and the stress unloading oil supply hole communicates with the stress unloading oil chamber; and the stress loading oil supply hole and the stress unloading oil supply hole communicate with the stress loading injection pump by an electromagnetic directional valve;
an auxiliary push-and-pull hydraulic cylinder is arranged in a rigid shell of the pressure chamber, and is arranged in parallel to the cylindrical sample bearing platform, a piston rod of the auxiliary push-and-pull hydraulic cylinder extends to the outer part of the pressure chamber, an adaptor flange is fixedly connected to the end part of the piston rod, the adaptor flange is fixedly connected with the cylindrical sample bearing platform, and the cylindrical sample bearing platform moves axially in the cylindrical through hole by the auxiliary push-and-pull hydraulic cylinder.

US Pat. No. 10,365,191

METHOD FOR TREATING BIOLOGICAL SAMPLES, ESPECIALLY FOOD SAMPLES

1. A method for treating a food sample which may contain one or more microorganisms of interest and non-specific particles, the treatment method comprising a step of decomplexification, wherein the decomplexification comprises:a) introducing all or part of the food sample into a first inlet orifice of an acoustophoresis device,
b) introducing a buffer solution into a second inlet orifice of the acoustophoresis device, the inlet orifices being fluidically connected to at least two outlet orifices by a separation channel,
c) introducing the buffer and the food sample at respective flow rates capable of generating a laminar flow in the separation channel, and
d) carrying out a step of separation of the microorganisms and the nonspecific particles in the food sample by acoustophoresis so as to promote the concentration of the non-specific particles present in the food sample in at least one of the outlet orifices of the acoustophoresis device, wherein the method further comprises:
e) a step of carrying out an enrichment of the microorganisms of interest in the food sample before the introduction of the food sample into the acoustophoresis device, and
f) a step of lysing the microorganisms of interest following the separation step.

US Pat. No. 10,365,182

METHOD FOR PERFORMING VIBRATION DETECTION ON A MACHINE TOOL

Hiwin Technologies Corp.,...

1. A method for performing vibration detection on a machine tool (2), the method being implemented by a detecting device (1) that includes a microprocessor (12) and a vibration detector (11), the machine tool (2) including a feed system (21) and a motor (22) connected to the feed system (21), the feed system (21) including a number of rotational components, the method comprising steps of:a) calculating, by the microprocessor (12), a target frequency range associated with a rotation speed of the machine tool (2), the rotation speed of the machine tool (2) having a maximum value specified by an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of the machine tool (2);
b) detecting, by the vibration detector (11), vibration of the feed system (21) attributed to ambient noise when the feed system (21) is in a static state;
c) calculating, by the microprocessor (12), a smoothed signal according to detected result of the vibration of the feed system (21) detected in step b), the smoothed signal including a plurality of noise amplitude values distributed across the target frequency range;
d) identifying, by the microprocessor (12), a frequency within the target frequency range that corresponds with a smallest one of the noise amplitude values of the smoothed signal as a measurement frequency;
e) calculating, by the microprocessor (12), a suggested rotation speed based on the measurement frequency;
f) detecting, by the vibration detector (11), vibration of a to-be-detected component selected from the number of rotational components of the feed system (21) when the motor (22) is driving the number of rotational components of the feed system (21) to rotate at the suggested rotation speed; and
g) obtaining, by the microprocessor (12), a dynamic vibration signal according to detected result of the vibration of the feed system (21) detected in step f).

US Pat. No. 10,365,181

THREE-DIMENSIONAL STANDARD VIBRATOR BASED ON LEAF-SPRING-TYPE DECOUPLING DEVICE

ZHEJIANG UNIVERSITY, Han...

1. A three-dimensional standard vibrator based on leaf-spring-type decoupling device comprises a base set with three single-dimensional vibrators: an X axis vibrator, a Y axis vibrator, and a Z axis vibrator; and a three-dimensional vibration platform; wherein the X axis vibrator is connected with the three-dimensional vibration platform through an X axis decoupling device, the Y axis vibrator is connected with the three-dimensional vibration platform through a Y axis decoupling device, and the Z axis vibrator is connected with the three-dimensional vibration platform through a Z axis decoupling device; wherein the X axis decoupling device, the Y axis decoupling device and the Z axis decoupling device comprise supporting-spring units; wherein each of the supporting-spring units contains a pair of leaf springs mounted parallelly with each other and a first and a second connecting components mounted on the two edges of the leaf springs; wherein the first connecting component is near the vibrator and the second connecting component is near the three-dimensional vibration platform; wherein the X axis decoupling device, the Y axis decoupling device and the Z axis decoupling device comprise at least two stages of supporting-spring units, which are connected in series with each other; wherein in the decoupling device along each axis, surfaces of the leaf springs in the two-stage supporting-spring units are all parallel to this axis, and surfaces of the leaf springs in one stage of the two-stage supporting-spring units are vertical to one of another two axes; wherein the planes of the leaf springs from the two-stage supporting-spring units are all mounted parallel to the axis of the corresponding single-dimensional vibrator, and the planes of the leaf springs from one stage of supporting-spring units are mounted perpendicular to the axis of another single-dimensional vibrator.

US Pat. No. 10,365,171

CAPACITIVE SENSOR SHEET AND CAPACITIVE SENSOR FOR MEASURING ELASTIC DEFORMATION

BANDO CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES...

1. A capacitive sensor sheet used for measuring at least one of an amount of strain due to elastic deformation and a distribution of strain due to elastic deformation,the capacitive sensor sheet comprising:
a dielectric layer;
a top electrode layer that is laminated on the obverse surface of the dielectric layer and includes first rectangular strips arranged in parallel; and
a bottom electrode layer that is laminated on the reverse surface of the dielectric layer and includes second rectangular strips that are arranged in parallel and intersect with the first rectangular strips at right angles as viewed from the obverse-reverse direction, wherein
the dielectric layer is composed of an elastomer composition containing a urethane elastomer,
a hardness of the dielectric layer is 0 to 30° in terms of the hardness using a type A durometer, or 10 to 55° in terms of the hardness using a type C durometer,
each of the top electrode layer and the bottom electrode layer is composed of an electroconductive composition containing carbon nanotubes,
a change in capacitance of the sensor sheet occurs when a surface area of at least one of the electrode layers is elongated in a direction along a surface of the sensor sheet, and
the dielectric layer is elongated in the direction along the surface of the sensor sheet when the at least one of the electrode layers is elongated.

US Pat. No. 10,365,163

OPTICAL CRITICAL DIMENSION METROLOGY

NOVA MEASURING INSTRUMENT...

1. A metrology system for measuring parameters of a structure, the metrology system being configured for performing Optical Critical Dimension (OCD) measurements and comprising:an optical system configured for detecting light reflection of incident radiation from the structure and generating measured data indicative of angular phase of the detected light components corresponding to reflections of illuminating light components having different angles of incidence, wherein the optical system comprises imaging and focusing lenses configured to create an image of a pupil of the optical system on a phase detector, thereby providing the measured data indicative of a two-dimensional phase map of the pupil, and
a control unit configured for receiving and processing the measured data and generating a corresponding two-dimensional phase map of the pupil indicative of variation of the phase along at least one axis of two dimensions used in the two-dimensional phase map, analyzing the two-dimensional phase map and determining one or more parameters of the structure.

US Pat. No. 10,365,157

LIGHTING DEVICE INCORPORATING A HYPERSPECTRAL IMAGER AS A RECONFIGURABLE SENSING ELEMENT

ABL IP HOLDING LLC, Cony...

1. A lighting device, comprising:a housing;
a light source within the housing of the lighting device and configured to output artificial light for general illumination;
a hyperspectral imager, coupled to the housing, configured to detect light in an area of the lighting device and generate hyperspectral image data from intensities of a continuous range of wavelengths of the detected light, wherein the light source and the hyperspectral imager are integrated components of the lighting device;
a communication interface coupled to a data communication network;
a memory storing spectral reference data and program instructions for processing and analyzing the hyperspectral image data; and
a processor coupled to the memory, the communication interface, the light source and the hyperspectral imager, wherein the processor, when executing the stored program instructions is configured to perform functions, including functions to:
control operation of the light source;
analyze the hyperspectral image data generated by the hyperspectral imager using image processing analysis techniques in relation to the spectral reference data;
based on the results of the image analysis of the hyperspectral image data, detect an environmental condition in the environment in which the lighting device is located; and
output, via the communication interface, a report of the detected environmental condition.

US Pat. No. 10,365,156

WEARABLE TO MONITOR EXPOSURE TO UV RADIATION

Stella Wearables, Inc., ...

1. A wearable device to monitor radiation exposure of a wearer of the wearable device, the wearable device comprising:a band operable to wrap around a limb of the wearer;
a first sensor disposed on a first side of the band, the first sensor configured to generate an output based on UVA and UVB radiation detected at the first sensor;
a second sensor disposed on a second side of the band opposite the first side, the second sensor configured to generate an output based on UVA and UVB radiation detected at the second sensor;
an output device configured to provide an alert to the wearer based on output from the first and second sensor;
a memory configured to store one or more wearer characteristics; and,
a processor configured to execute instructions that cause the processor to:
store, in the memory, information indicative of the UVA and UVB radiation detected at the first and second sensors over time;
determine a total exposure of the wearer to UVA and UVB radiation based on monitoring the output from the first and second sensors;
determine, based on the one or more wearer characteristics, whether the total exposure has reached a threshold amount of exposure to UVA and UVB radiation; and,
cause the output device to provide the alert to the wearer in response to determining that the total exposure has reached the threshold amount of exposure to UVA and UVB radiation.

US Pat. No. 10,365,143

MEASUREMENT RING FOR FLUID FLOW IN A PIPELINE

Canada Pipeline Accessori...

1. A measurement ring, comprising:a body having a central hole extending along a longitudinal axis of the body;
a first tap for measuring at least one fluid flow parameter in a pipeline, said first tap comprising:
a first threaded portion on a circumferential surface of the body extending through the body towards the central hole and
a first channel extending from the first threaded portion to the central hole;
a second tap comprising:
a second channel branching off the first channel and extending through the body to a second threaded portion on the circumferential surface of the body; and
a third tap comprising:
a third channel branching off the first channel and extending through the body to a third threaded portion on the circumferential surface of the body,
wherein the measurement ring is configured to be fitted within the pipeline and an entirety of each of the first tap, the second tap, and the third tap is integrated within the body.

US Pat. No. 10,365,141

MEASURING ADAPTER ASSEMBLY FOR CLOSED LOOP FLUID TRANSFER SYSTEM

Tuthill Corporation, For...

1. A closed-loop fluid transfer system comprising:a measuring adapter having a first end and a second end, and a chamber located between the first and second ends configured to hold a volume of fluid;
wherein the measuring adapter includes a first receiving valve assembly located at the first end of the measuring adapter, wherein the first receiving valve assembly includes a receiving valve member;
wherein at least a portion of the receiving valve member of the first receiving valve assembly is separable from a portion of the first receiving valve assembly on the measuring adapter to create an opening that provides fluid communication to the chamber when a force is exerted on the receiving valve member of the first receiving valve assembly of the measuring adapter;
a first container;
wherein the first container includes a first valve assembly located at an end of the first container, wherein the first valve assembly on the first container includes a valve member;
wherein the valve member of the first valve assembly of the first container engages the receiving valve member of the first receiving valve assembly of the measuring adapter, and the first valve assembly is selectively rotated which linearly moves the valve member of the first valve assembly to exert a linear force on the receiving valve member of the first receiving valve assembly of the measuring adapter and moves the receiving valve member of the first receiving valve assembly of the measuring adapter which provides fluid communication between both the chamber of the measuring adapter and interior of the first container;
wherein the measuring adapter includes a second valve assembly located at the second end of the measuring adapter, wherein the second valve assembly includes a valve member;
wherein at least a portion of the valve member of the second valve assembly located at the second end of the measuring adapter is separable from a portion of the second valve assembly to create an opening that provides fluid communication to the chamber;
a second container;
wherein the second container includes a second receiving valve assembly that includes a receiving valve member;
wherein at least a portion of the receiving valve member on the second receiving valve assembly of the second container is separable from a portion of the second receiving valve assembly of the second container to create an opening that provides fluid communication interior of the second container when a force is exerted on the receiving valve member of the second receiving valve assembly;
wherein the valve member of the second valve assembly of the measuring adapter engages the receiving valve member of the second receiving valve assembly of the second container, and the second valve assembly of the measuring adapter is selectively rotated which linearly moves the valve member of the second valve assembly which exerts a linear force on the receiving valve member of the second receiving valve assembly of the second container and moves the receiving valve member of the second receiving valve assembly of the second container which provides fluid communication between both the chamber of the measuring adapter and the interior of the second container.

US Pat. No. 10,365,139

UNIVERSAL DISPENSER MONITOR

Smart Wave Technologies, ...

1. A retrofit dispenser monitor comprising:a connector configured to connect the dispenser monitor directly to a dispenser body of a dispenser such that there is physical contact between the dispenser monitor and the dispenser;
a sensor configured to detect the attached dispensing action of the attached dispenser;
a controller connected to the sensor, the controller being configured:
to learn characteristics of a data signature which is transmitted through the body of the dispenser directly to the physically connected dispenser monitor and which corresponds to a dispensing action of the attached dispenser; and
to recognize subsequent data signatures received from the sensor which corresponds to the learned characteristics in order to determine a measure of dispenser use; and
a transmitter configured to transmit data relating to the determined measure of dispenser use.

US Pat. No. 10,365,137

TRANSIT TIME FLOW METER APPARATUS, TRANSDUCER, FLOW METER AND METHOD

Titan Enterprises Limited...

1. A transit time flow meter apparatus for determining a flow rate of a flowing fluid using a time difference between upstream and downstream acoustic transmissions in the fluid, the flow meter including:a pair of transducers arranged in spaced relation on a flow tube, wherein each of the transducers is segmented to include at least two portions,
wherein at least one of the two portions is an active transducer portion, and
wherein the active transducer portion is separated from each other portion of that transducer by one of an expansion gap or gaps, or wherein the active transducer portion is separate from each other portion of that transducer by a deformable element to enable fluctuations in a flow tube dimension to be accommodated without damage being caused to the active transducer portion.

US Pat. No. 10,365,136

OPTO-ACOUSTIC FLOWMETER FOR USE IN SUBTERRANEAN WELLS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. An opto-acoustic flowmeter, comprising:an optical waveguide; and
a multi-chamber acoustic emitter that emits acoustic energy at a resonance frequency of a chamber of the multi-chamber acoustic emitter in response to a transverse flow across each chamber of the multi-chamber acoustic emitter simultaneously, wherein each chamber of the multi-chamber acoustic emitter has a uniform cross-sectional area and a length that is different than the remaining chambers, and the chamber of the multi-chamber acoustic emitter that produces the acoustic energy at a resonance frequency varies based on a flow rate of the flow across the multi-chamber acoustic emitter, and wherein the acoustic energy comprises at least one parameter that is flow rate dependent.

US Pat. No. 10,365,126

DISTRIBUTED OPTICAL FIBER DISTURBANCE POSITIONING SYSTEM BASED ON THE ASYMMETRIC DUAL MACH-ZEHNDER INTERFERENCE, AND POSITIONING METHOD THEREOF

Tianjin University, Tian...

1. A distributed optical fiber disturbance positioning system based on the asymmetric dual Mach-Zehnder interference, wherein the system comprises:Optical source: two narrow-bandwidth distributed feedback lasers into 1550 nm wavelength range, wavelength difference of two optical sources is larger than the wavelength interval of dense wavelength division multiplexer (short for DWDM) of the system;
Optical circulator: transmitting the light emitted from the optical source to the material to be tested and collecting the reflected signal light;
DWDM: two commercial single-channel DWDMs into the 1500 nm operating wavelength range, each spectral transmission range thereof only comprises wavelength of one optical source;
Photoelectric detector (short for PD): InGaAs PD, for receiving optical signals and performing photoelectric conversion and amplification;
Optical fiber coupler: 3 dB optical fiber coupler of which coupling ratio is 1:2;
Polarization controller: regulating polarization states of two interference signals to ensure signal visibility;
Sensing cable: G.652D communication cable, for acquiring external disturbance and transmitting optical signals;
Data acquisition (DAQ) card: dual-channel DAQ card with sampling rate of 10 MS/s, for collecting the voltage signals of two PDs and then transmitting them into computer for processing;
Processing unit: including general computer and embedded computing system, the process unit is used for processing the interference signals received by the DAQ card for obtaining the disturbance information.

US Pat. No. 10,365,121

MAGNETIC SENSING FOR AUTO FOCUS POSITION DETECTION

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method of measuring a position of a camera lens carrier moveable by an autofocus actuator, the method comprising:generating a measurement of a magnetic field resulting at least in part from one or more position sensor magnets, wherein
the generating the measurement of the magnetic field comprises measuring a magnetic field component created at least in part by the one or more position sensor magnets fixedly mounted to the camera lens carrier,
the camera lens carrier is moveably coupled to a substrate by the autofocus actuator to provide movement, in a direction orthogonal to a surface of the substrate, of the lens carrier and the one or more position sensor magnets relative to one or more motion control magnets, wherein the autofocus actuator provides the movement using Lorentz forces produced at least partly by the one or more motion control magnets, and
the generating the measurement of the magnetic field component comprises measuring the magnetic field component at a sensor fixedly mounted to, and located on, the surface of the substrate; and
calculating a position measurement for the lens carrier based at least in part upon the measurement of the magnetic field.

US Pat. No. 10,365,091

ELECTRONIC ANGLE MEASURING DEVICE FOR A BENDING MACHINE FOR MEASURING THE BENDING ANGLE BETWEEN THE LIMBS OF A SHEET

KEBA AG, Linz (AT)

1. An electronic angle measuring device for a bending machine for measuring bending angle between, said device comprising:a sensor element that supplies angle-equivalent signals in a contactless manner to a signal processing unit, which has a microprocessor and a memory unit and is connected to a digital display,
wherein the sensor element, the signal processing unit, and the display form said angle measuring device, which is fastenable on an upper tool of the bending machine and is configured to be used as a handheld encoder, and which has a motion sensor that is connected to the signal processing unit and detects a lowering and/or raising movement of the upper tool so as to trigger a measuring procedure.

US Pat. No. 10,365,088

DISTRIBUTED MEASURING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR SIMULTANEOUSLY MEASURING STRAIN AND TEMPERATURE BASED ON OPTICAL FREQUENCY DOMAIN REFLECTION

Tianjin University, Tian...

1. A device for simultaneously measuring strain and temperature based on optical frequency domain reflection, comprising a tunable laser; a beam splitter, a main interferometer unit, a light source phase monitor based on an auxiliary interferometer, an acquisition device and a computer processing unit, wherein(a) said tunable laser provides an emergent light;
(b) said beam spliter splits said emergent light in a ratio of 1:99 into two light sources for said light source phase monitor and said main interferometer unit, respectively;
(c) said main interferometer unit comprises two Mach-Zehnder interferometers, each comprising a circulator, a 50:50 beam splitter, a 50:50 coupler, a polarization controller, a sensing fiber, a first polarization beam splitter, a second polarization beam splitter, a first balanced detector and a second balanced detector which outputs analog signals of interference;
(d) said acquisition device converts said analog signals into digital signals of interference; and
(e) said computer processing unit processes said digital signals of interference to obtain simultaneously measured values for strain and temperature; and
(f) said sensing fibers of said two Mach-Zehnder interferometers are positioned parallel.

US Pat. No. 10,365,087

ORTHOGONAL STATE MEASURING DEVICE

MITUTOYO CORPORATION, Ka...

1. An orthogonal state measuring device comprising:a measurement table;
a stylus head configured to be displaced in X, Y, and Z directions relative to the measurement table and further configured to measure a work piece to be measured that is placed on the measurement table;
a wide angle surveillance camera configured to move together with the stylus head, the wide angle surveillance camera further configured to capture in a single pass a total image having distortions and that is arrangeable into a flat aerial image of the work piece, the aerial image encompassing an entire field over which the stylus head is capable of relative displacement;
a processor configured to:
correct the distortions in the total image and generate the aerial image based on the total image;
define a position of the stylus head on the aerial image; and
generate a flat aerial navigation map in which the position of the stylus head is composited with the aerial image; and
a display configured to display the navigation map.

US Pat. No. 10,365,069

FIREARM ACCESSORY HAVING FIREARM MOUNT

Battenfeld Technologies, ...

1. A firearm accessory for mounting on a firearm, the firearm including an accessory rail having opposite sides extending along a length of the accessory rail and having a recess between the opposite sides, the firearm accessory comprising:an accessory body having a firearm axis along which the length of the accessory rail extends when the firearm accessory is mounted on the firearm; and
a firearm rail mount connected to the accessory body, the firearm rail mount including a first rail engagement arm and a second rail engagement arm, the first and second rail engagement arms being spaced from each other to define a gap for receiving the rail therein, the first and second rail engagement arms being shaped and arranged to engage the opposite sides of the accessory rail when the accessory rail is received in the gap for mounting the firearm accessory on the firearm, the firearm rail mount including a retainer secured to the accessory body, the retainer including recess engagement structure sized and shaped to interface with the recess of the accessory rail to prevent forward movement of the firearm accessory along the length of the accessory rail, the retainer including an elongate slot extending along the firearm axis, the retainer being movable with respect to the accessory body to change a position of the retainer with respect to the accessory body along the firearm axis;
a first fastener received in the elongate slot, the first fastener having a fastened position in which the first fastener releasably secures the retainer in position with respect to the accessory body and having an unfastened position in which the first fastener permits the retainer to move along the firearm axis with respect to both the accessory body and the first fastener while the first fastener is in the elongate slot.

US Pat. No. 10,365,066

PHOTOELECTRIC SIGHTING SYSTEM AND CALIBRATION METHOD THEREOF

HUNTERCRAFT LIMITED, Alb...

1. A calibration method of a photoelectric sighting system, comprising: setting a distance deviation in a parameter table and calculating an actual shooting impact point according to the distance deviation in the parameter table;the setting a distance deviation in a parameter table comprises: presetting N shooting distances, performing corresponding calculations to obtain a deviation corresponding to each preset shooting distance, recording each shooting distance and the deviation corresponding to it in the parameter table to finish the setting of the distance deviation in the parameter table; N is a natural number larger than 2; and
the calculating an actual shooting impact point according to the distance deviation in the parameter table comprises: during actual shooting, determining relationships between an actual shooting distance and shooting distances built in the parameter table, and calculating a deviation of the actual shooting distance according to the shooting distance and the deviation built in the parameter table to realize the calibration of an impact point for the actual shooting distance.

US Pat. No. 10,365,052

SELF-CLEANING HEAT EXCHANGE ASSEMBLY

GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY,...

1. A heat exchange assembly for exchanging heat between a coolant and a gaseous medium, comprising:an outer jacket;
a plurality of gas tubes positioned within the outer jacket; and
a self-cleaning system positioned about the plurality of gas tubes,
the self-cleaning system comprising:
a plurality of chains attached to an upper bar to extend from the upper bar through the plurality of gas tubes,
an agitation device comprising an air cylinder and a piston, the piston extending from the air cylinder to contact the upper bar for reciprocal movement of the upper bar and attached plurality of chains, and
the upper bar connected to a channel bar by a support wire.

US Pat. No. 10,365,049

PASSIVE THERMAL DIODE

The Hong Kong University ...

1. A passive thermal diode, comprising:a heat source;
a heat sink;
a thermal coupling element removably coupled to the heat source and heat sink;
a lever, the lever connected to the thermal coupling element via a pivot point; and
at least one spring connected to the lever, the spring comprised of a shape memory alloy, wherein
the lever transmits a force to displace the thermal coupling element when the force is produced by the spring on the lever.

US Pat. No. 10,365,040

METHOD FOR DRYING HIGH MOISTURE, LOW CALORIFIC VALUE LIGNITE FOR A GENERATING SET AND RECOVERING WATER CONTAINED THEREIN AND APPARATUS THEREOF

TIANHUA INSTITUTE OF CHEM...

1. An apparatus for drying high moisture, low calorific value lignite for a generating set and recovering water contained therein, comprising a rotary steam tube dryer, a washing cooling tower, a coal mill, a first bag filter, a second bag filter, a steam condenser, a weighing surge bunker, a water ring vacuum pump, a Venturi jet pump, a wet coal bunker, a nitrogen gas heater and a pulverized coal collecting tank;wherein the input end of the rotary steam tube dryer is connected with the wet coal bunker, the upper portion of the other end of the rotary steam tube dryer is connected with the first bag filter and the lower portion of the other end of the rotary steam tube dryer is connected with the weighing surge bunker, the weighing surge bunker is connected to the coal mill, one side of the coal mill is connected to the nitrogen gas heater, the top of the coal mill is connected to the second bag filter, one side of the upper portion of the second bag filter is connected to the washing cooling tower and the other side of the upper portion of the second bag filter is connected to the inlet of the nitrogen gas heater, and the lower portion of the second bag filter is connected to the pulverized coal collecting tank; the upper portion of the first bag filter is connected to the washing cooling tower, and the lower portion of the first bag filter is connected to the pulverized coal collecting tank; one side of the washing cooling tower is connected to the nitrogen gas heater.

US Pat. No. 10,365,032

SLIDABLE BIN WITHIN A REFRIGERATOR DRAWER

TRANSFORM SR BRANDS LLC, ...

1. A bin comprising:a bottom comprising a perimeter edge;
at least two opposite sides extending upward from the perimeter edge of the bottom, the at least two opposite sides and the bottom defining a storage cavity of the bin; and
two attachment mechanisms extending from the at least two opposite sides of the bin, the two attachment mechanisms configured to slidably couple to a protrusion at a top edge of two parallel and opposite walls of a refrigerator drawer such that the bin is slidably positionable within the refrigerator drawer,
wherein each of the two attachment mechanisms comprises a hook portion configured to at least partially cover three sides of the protrusion, the hook portion comprising:
a top section configured to extend above a top side of the protrusion at the top edge of one of the two parallel and opposite walls of the refrigerator drawer, wherein the top section is perpendicular to the at least two opposite sides,
a bottom section configured to extend directly beneath at least a portion of a bottom side of the protrusion, wherein the bottom section is directly beneath and parallel to the top section, and
an outer section connecting the top section and the bottom section, the outer section configured to extend over an outer side of the protrusion, wherein the outer section is perpendicular to the top section and the bottom section.

US Pat. No. 10,365,024

REMOVAL DEVICE FOR A FLUID

INFICON GmbH, Cologne (D...

1. A removal device for removing a fluid from a refrigeration system, the removal device comprising:a cooling device, wherein a fluid flows through the cooling device, wherein the cooling device includes a pipeline assembly, wherein the pipeline assembly includes a plurality of straight pipeline elements arranged and connected to each other one after the other in a direction of fluid flow, such that the straight pipeline elements are sequentially passed by the fluid, wherein the straight pipeline elements are arranged in two different, mutually parallel planes, wherein the pipeline assembly has a plurality of cooling fins, wherein each of the plurality of cooling fins includes openings for the straight pipeline elements of a first plane of the two different, mutually parallel planes, the openings being arranged along a first straight line, and recesses for the straight pipeline elements of a second plane of the two different, mutually parallel planes, the recesses being arranged along a second straight line parallel to the first straight line, wherein each of the plurality of cooling fins includes one discrete piece that includes the openings and the recesses, wherein the openings encompass and contact the straight pipeline elements of the first plane in a heat conductive manner and the recesses do not contact the straight pipeline elements of the second plane in a heat conductive manner;
a fluid inlet arranged upstream from the straight pipeline elements, and a fluid outlet arranged downstream from the straight pipeline elements, wherein the two different, mutually parallel planes that are inclined relative to a vertical plane and relative to a horizontal plane in such a way that all fluid entering through the fluid inlet flows within the straight pipeline elements to the fluid outlet by gravity; and
a compressor arranged upstream from the cooling device, wherein the fluid flows through the compressor, wherein the compressor is connected to the fluid inlet such that compressed fluid flows from the compressor to the fluid inlet and enters the straight pipeline elements through the fluid inlet.

US Pat. No. 10,365,023

REFRIGERATION SYSTEM WITH INTEGRATED AIR CONDITIONING BY PARALLEL SOLENOID VALVES AND CHECK VALVE

Heatcraft Refrigeration P...

1. A system, comprising:a flash tank coupled to one or more refrigeration cases, the flash tank configured to house a first refrigerant;
one or more solenoid valves coupled to the flash tank, the one or more solenoid valves configured to reduce a pressure of the first refrigerant flowing from the flash tank to the first heat exchanger;
a first heat exchanger coupled to the one or more solenoid valves, the first heat exchanger configured to:
receive an amount of the first refrigerant from the one or more solenoid valves;
receive a second refrigerant, the second refrigerant associated with an air conditioning load;
provide cooling to the second refrigerant, using the first refrigerant; and
a check valve coupled to the flash tank, the check valve configured to reduce a pressure of the first refrigerant flowing from the flash tank away from the one or more solenoid valves;
a temperature probe coupled to a refrigerant line exiting the first heat exchanger, the temperature probe configured to determine the temperature of the first refrigerant in the refrigerant line exiting the first heat exchanger;
a controller coupled to the temperature probe and the one or more solenoid valves, the controller configured to:
determine a temperature of the first refrigerant in the refrigerant line exiting the heat exchanger;
based on the temperature of the first refrigerant in the refrigerant line exiting the heat exchanger, determine a number of the one or more solenoid valves to open; and
instruct the number of the one or more solenoid valves to open.

US Pat. No. 10,365,022

LIQUID LINE CHARGE COMPENSATOR

Lennox Industries Inc., ...

9. A method for reducing discharge pressure, the method comprising:fluidly coupling a single compensator line to a compensator reservoir and a liquid line, wherein the liquid line connects an outdoor heat exchanger and an indoor heat exchanger of a reversible heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system, the single compensator line comprising a connection to the compensator reservoir and the liquid line;
disposing a second expansion device in the liquid line;
receiving, via the single compensator line, refrigerant driven by pressure from the liquid line; and
allowing, via the single compensator line, refrigerant to flow back into the liquid line.

US Pat. No. 10,365,014

HEAT EXCHANGER AND COMBUSTION DEVICE

Rinnai Corporation, Nago...

1. A heat exchanger comprising:a case body having an upper opening and a lower opening, in which combustion exhaust gas flows; and
a plurality of heat transfer fins arranged side by side between two facing side walls of the case body, wherein
each of the heat transfer fins has a heat-transfer-tube insertion hole through which a heat transfer tube is inserted, and a brazing material holding portion provided above the heat-transfer-tube insertion hole to hold a brazing material, wherein
two parts of an upper circumferential edge of the heat-transfer-tube insertion hole are cut out upward, when the heat transfer tube is inserted through the heat-transfer-tube insertion hole, left and right non-contact portions where a circumferential edge of the heat-transfer-tube insertion hole and an outer circumferential surface of the heat transfer tube are not in contact with each other are separately formed on an upper circumferential edge of the heat-transfer-tube insertion hole, and
when the heat transfer tube is inserted through the heat-transfer-tube insertion hole, left and right non-contact portions where a circumferential edge of the heat-transfer-tube insertion hole and an outer circumferential surface of the heat transfer tube are not in contact with each other are separately formed on the upper circumferential edge of the heat-transfer-tube insertion hole so as to form two separated spaces between the upper circumferential edge of the heat-transfer-tube insertion hole and the outer circumferential surface of the heat transfer tube in a circumferential direction of the heat-transfer-tube insertion hole by the two parts, and
a brazing material guiding portion extending from the brazing material holding portion toward the outer circumferential surface of the heat transfer tube is formed between the left and right non-contact portions.

US Pat. No. 10,365,003

AUTOMATIC DISPLACEMENT VENTILATION SYSTEM WITH HEATING MODE

Oy Halton Group Ltd., He...

1. A ventilation system for an occupied space, comprising:at least one supply register with a displacement-type diffuser providing a plurality of uniform openings that maintain a uniform flow of ventilation air at a non-mixing flow rate that promotes stratification of air in said occupied space;
at least one first exclusive return register positioned closer to a ceiling than a floor of said occupied space and configured to withdraw air from said occupied space;
at least one second exclusive return register positioned closer to the floor than the ceiling and configured to withdraw air from said occupied space; and
a central control system including a controller with at least a heating mode and a cooling mode, configured to control flow of heated or cooled air to said at least one supply register and selectively to control flow of air into said at least one first exclusive return register and said at least one second exclusive return register in response to a mode of the controller, wherein
during the cooling mode, the central control system causes cooled air to flow through said at least one supply register at the non-mixing flow rate, and causes air to be withdrawn from the occupied space only through said at least one first exclusive return register at a level proximate the ceiling, and
during the heating mode, the central control system causes warm air to flow through said at least one supply register at the non-mixing flow rate, and causes air to be withdrawn from the occupied space only through said at least one second exclusive return register.

US Pat. No. 10,365,001

HVAC SYSTEM WITH MULTIVARIABLE OPTIMIZATION USING A PLURALITY OF SINGLE-VARIABLE EXTREMUM-SEEKING CONTROLLERS

Johnson Controls Technolo...

1. A heating, ventilation, or air conditioning (HVAC) system for a building, the HVAC system comprising:a plant comprising HVAC equipment operable to affect an environmental condition in the building;
a first single-variable extremum-seeking controller (ESC) configured to perturb a first manipulated variable with a first stochastic excitation signal and provide the first manipulated variable as a first perturbed input to the plant; and
a second single-variable ESC configured to perturb a second manipulated variable with a second stochastic excitation signal and provide the second manipulated variable as a second perturbed input to the plant, wherein the first stochastic excitation signal and the second stochastic excitation signal are generated independently of each other without requiring coordination between the first single-variable ESC and the second single-variable ESC;
wherein the plant uses both perturbed inputs to concurrently affect a performance variable and both of the single-variable ESCs are configured to receive the same performance variable as a feedback from the plant;
wherein the first single-variable ESC is configured to estimate a first gradient of the performance variable with respect to the first manipulated variable, and the second single-variable ESC is configured to estimate a second gradient of the performance variable with respect to the second manipulated variable;
wherein the single-variable ESCs are configured to independently drive the first and second gradients toward zero by independently modulating the first and second manipulated variables;
wherein the plant uses first and second manipulated variables to operate the HVAC equipment of the plant to affect the environmental condition in the building.

US Pat. No. 10,364,999

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SYSTEM DIAGNOSTICS USING ACCELEROMETERS

Lennox Industries Inc., ...

1. A method of monitoring component health of a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system, the method comprising:measuring, by an accelerometer associated with at least one component of the HVAC system, vibration of the at least one component;
receiving, by a controller, actual vibration data reflective of the measured vibration;
determining, using the controller, whether a new frequency is detected between the actual vibration data and pre-defined acceptable baseline vibration data;
responsive to a positive determination, forwarding, by the controller, information regarding the determination to a monitoring device; and
the new frequency indicates that the at least one component is not operating properly.

US Pat. No. 10,364,994

AIR HUMIDIFICATION AND/OR PURIFICATION

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. An apparatus for humidifying and/or purifying air, the apparatus comprising:a rotary filter,
a fan for passing air through the rotary filter, and
a reservoir,
wherein the settings of the fan and the rotation speed of the rotary filter are controlled by feedback from a humidity sensor,
wherein:
settings of the fan and the rotation speed of the rotary filter are further controlled by feedback from a gaseous pollutant sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,364,986

EXCESS GAS COMBUSTION IN HEAVY OIL PRODUCTION

REM Technology Inc., Cal...

1. A system for vent gas combustion in storage tank for heavy oil production, the system comprising:a pressure sensor for determining a gas pressure value of well casing gas;
a first auxiliary burner located for combusting the well casing gas;
a second auxiliary burner located with the first auxiliary burner for combusting the well casing gas; and
a burner management system for controlling the first and second auxiliary burners, the burner management system receiving the gas pressure value and initiating the first auxiliary burner and second auxiliary burner based upon one or more threshold values when the gas pressure exceeds the one or more pressure values;
wherein an auxiliary exhaust stack is coupled to a tank heater exhaust stack from a tank heater in the storage tank for heating oil stored in the storage tank wherein the tank heater exhaust stack and auxiliary exhaust stack join a main exhaust stack having a larger diameter than the auxiliary exhaust or tank heater exhaust.

US Pat. No. 10,364,982

METHOD FOR RECONDITIONING FUEL NOZZLE ASSEMBLIES

ANSALDO ENERGIA SWITZERLA...

1. A method for reconditioning fuel nozzle assemblies, the method comprising:providing a fuel nozzle assembly comprising:
a base; and
a body extending from the base to a fuel nozzle tip, the body comprising an inner channel defined at least partially by an inner channel wall and an outer channel defined at least partially by an outer channel wall, the inner channel wall and the outer channel wall each brazed to the base,
wherein the fuel nozzle tip comprises an end cover that is brazed to the inner channel wall and coupled to the outer channel wall;
decoupling at least a portion of the fuel nozzle tip from the inner channel wall and the outer channel wall;
removing material from the base to provide an access opening to the inner channel through the base;
decoupling at least a portion of the inner channel wall from the base via the access opening;
removing the decoupled portion of the inner channel wall from the body;
providing a replacement inner channel wall that is welded to a replacement fuel nozzle tip;
welding the replacement inner channel wall to the base through the access opening;
sealing the access opening after welding the replacement inner channel wall to the base; and
coupling the replacement fuel nozzle tip to the outer channel wall.

US Pat. No. 10,364,971

LIGHT SYSTEM

1. A light system comprising one or more pillar lights, each pillar light comprising:a. a cylindrical, heat-moldable housing, wherein the housing is shapeable from an initial shape to a modified shape using heat treatment, wherein, upon cooling, the housing retains the modified shape;
b. an end cap having a first end in communication with a first end of the housing;
c. a pair of inbound electrical leads for receiving electrical transmissions, wherein a proximal end of each of the inbound leads passes into the end cap through a distal end of the end cap, and wherein a distal end of each of the inbound leads is coupled to a first electrical connector disposed outside of the pillar light;
d. a pair of outbound electrical leads for dispatching electrical transmissions, wherein a proximal end of each of the outbound leads passes into the end cap through the distal end of the end cap, and wherein a distal end of each of the outbound leads is coupled to a second electrical connector disposed outside of the pillar light;
e. a light source including a plurality of linearly-aligned lights disposed within the housing, wherein the light source is in electrical communication with the proximal end of each of the inbound electrical leads and the outbound electrical leads;
f. one or more filter layers configured to control transmission of light from the light source through the housing;
g. a lens disposed within the housing, wherein a refractive index of the lens is different than a refractive index of the housing;
h. a reflective member disposed within the housing, wherein the lens and the reflective member direct light emitted from the light source in a specific direction; and
i. a plurality of attachment members, each attachment member comprising:
i. a buckle; and
ii. an adjustable length of material.

US Pat. No. 10,364,962

LASER ACTIVATED REMOTE PHOSPHOR TARGET WITH LOW INDEX COATING ON PHOSPHOR, METHOD OF MANUFACTURE AND METHOD FOR RE-DIRECTING EMISSIONS

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE) ...

1. A laser-activated remote phosphor (LARP) target comprising:a first layer having a first index of refraction;
a phosphor dispersed within the first layer;
a second layer, having a second index of refraction different from the first index of refraction adjoining the first layer at an interface;
a first major surface and a second major surface opposite the first major surface, wherein the first major surface is configured as a light output surface and the second major surface is configured as a light excitation input surface;
wherein the first index of refraction is higher than the second index of refraction;
wherein the interface is configured to at least partially reflect light emitted from the phosphor;
wherein the light is emitted at a plurality of angles relative to the interface and wherein the interface is configured to selectively reflect the light toward the light output surface depending upon the angle of the light relative to the interface.

US Pat. No. 10,364,960

LOW PROFILE LED LUMINAIRE WITH LOW BRIGHT TO DARK RATIO

CORDELIA LIGHTING, INC., ...

1. A luminaire comprising:a polygonal shaped housing having a front wall and a back wall disposed opposite each other, and a plurality of side walls;
an LED light source disposed on the back wall and emitting visible light at least than 50 lumens, with a Full Width Half Max beam angle ?>100°;
a diffuser disposed at the housing front, the diffuser able to transmit at least 80% of the light entering the diffuser to achieve a substantially uniform illumination output when the LED light source is illuminated;
wherein the housing is dimensioned such that X:Y=1:7 when Z<1.5 inches, where X is the minimum distance between the LED light source and the diffuser, Y is the maximum distance between a center of the LED light source and an edge of the back wall measured along a plane parallel to the back wall, and Z is a distance between an edge of the back wall and a front edge of a side wall measured along a plane parallel to the back wall.

US Pat. No. 10,364,956

HEADLIGHT DEVICE, HEADLIGHT CONTROLLING METHOD, AND HEADLIGHT CONTROLLING PROGRAM

JVC KENWOOD Corporation, ...

1. A headlight device comprising:an image capturing unit configured to capture an image in a traveling direction of a traveling vehicle;
a vanishing point calculation unit configured to calculate, based on an image captured by the image capturing unit, a position of a vanishing point in the image,
a pair of headlights provided on a left side and a right side of a front portion of the vehicle and configured to emit light in a traveling direction of the vehicle; and
an emission control unit configured to control emission of light from the headlights such that lights from the pair of headlights are emitted to overlap each other at a position of the vanishing point based on the position of the vanishing point calculated by the vanishing point calculation unit and a height of a range of illumination from a headlight, of the pair of headlights, positioned on an opposite side from the position of the vanishing point with respect to a horizontal center in the image is decreased.

US Pat. No. 10,364,952

LANDSCAPE LIGHTING JUNCTION DEVICE

Volt, LLC, Tampa, FL (US...

1. A landscape lighting junction device comprising:a junction body having a first portion and a second portion connectable together in a closed position to define an interior cavity;
a terminal block disposed in the junction body in the closed position to facilitate the electrical connection of a power source to at least one lighting fixture, said terminal block being coupled to the second portion of the junction body; and
a predetermined amount of viscous sealant carried by the junction body which surrounds the terminal block when the first portion and the second portion of the junction body are in the closed position, the predetermined amount of sealant being disposed in the first portion of the junction body prior to use; and
a removable cap removably coupled to the first portion of the junction body to retain the predetermined amount of sealant.

US Pat. No. 10,364,940

SEALED AND THERMALLY INSULATED TANK FITTED WITH A THROUGH-ELEMENT

GAZTRANSPORT ET TECHNIGAZ...

1. A sealed and thermally insulating tank intended for the storage of a fluid, said tank comprising a tank wall fixed to a flat bearing wall, the tank wall comprising a sealing membrane and a thermally insulating barrier disposed between the bearing wall and the sealing membrane, the sealing membrane essentially consisting of a plurality of corrugated metal sheets tightly welded to one another which form a first series of equidistant parallel rectilinear corrugations extending in a first direction of the plane of the bearing wall and a second series of equidistant parallel rectilinear corrugations extending in a second direction of the plane of the bearing wall, the second direction being at right angles to the first direction, the distance between two adjacent corrugations of the first series and the distance between two adjacent corrugations of the second series being equal to a predetermined corrugation interval io, the corrugated metal sheets having rectangular forms whose sides are parallel to, respectively, the first direction and the second direction of the plane of the bearing wall and whose dimensions are substantially equal to integer multiples of the corrugation interval, each edge of a corrugated metal sheet being situated between two adjacent corrugations parallel to said edge, the thermally insulating barrier essentially consisting of a plurality of juxtaposed insulating panels each having an inner face which forms a support surface for the sealing membrane, the insulating panels having rectangular parallelepipedal forms whose sides are parallel to, respectively, the first direction and the second direction of the plane of the bearing wall and whose dimensions in projection in the plane of the bearing wall are substantially equal to integer multiples of the corrugation interval, metal anchor plates being fixed onto the inner faces of the insulating panels and the corrugated metal sheets having edges welded to said anchor plates to retain the sealing membrane against said support surface, the sealed tank being equipped with a through-element passing through the tank wall,wherein the thermally insulating barrier around the through-element comprises a plurality of insulating panels which form a ring of square form around the through-element, said ring having outer sides measuring substantially 9io which are parallel to, respectively, the first direction and the second direction of the plane of the bearing wall, said ring delimiting, at its center, a square window whose sides measure substantially 3io and which are also parallel to, respectively, the first direction and the second direction of the plane of the bearing wall, such that the through-element passes through the thermally insulating barrier in said square window, a first plurality of anchor plates being disposed on the inner face of said ring along the four outer sides of said ring, the distance between each anchor plate of the first plurality and the outer side that it runs along being equal to the corrugation interval, link parts linked tightly to the through-element being disposed in the square window around the through-element on the inner face of the insulating panels which form the ring, and
wherein the corrugated metal sheets of the sealing membrane around the through-element comprise:
two notched rectangular metal plates 3io wide in the first direction and 7io long in the second direction, which are symmetrical to one another in relation to an axis of symmetry parallel to the second direction passing through the center of the square window, called second axis of symmetry, each notched rectangular metal plate having three outer edges disposed in line with the first plurality of anchor plates and welded onto the first plurality of anchor plates and an inner edge having a notch formed to avoid cutting said square window, said notch having a width equal to 1io in the first direction and a length equal to 3io in the second direction so that the notched portion of the inner edge runs along the square window, and
two metal retrofit plates disposed between the non-notched portions of the inner edges of the two notched rectangular metal plates, the two metal retrofit plates being symmetrical to one another in relation to an axis of symmetry parallel to the first direction passing through the center of the square window, called first axis of symmetry, each metal retrofit plate being 1io wide in the first direction and 2io long in the second direction and having a corrugation aligned on said second axis of symmetry, the two longitudinal edges of each metal retrofit plate being tightly welded to the inner edges of the two notched rectangular metal plates, and the outer lateral edge of each metal retrofit plate being welded to the anchor plates of the first plurality, the notched portion of the inner edge of each notched rectangular metal plate and the inner lateral edge of each metal retrofit plate being tightly welded to said link parts.

US Pat. No. 10,364,938

UNDERWATER ENERGY STORAGE USING COMPRESSED FLUID

Bright Energy Storage Tec...

1. A compressed fluid energy storage system comprising:a. a submersible fluid containment subsystem disposed longitudinally along a vertical axis when submerged and ballasted on a bed of a body of water and charged with a compressed working fluid, the fluid containment system comprising a substantially flat portion closing a domed portion, with the flat portion presenting a bottom surface of the fluid containment system that makes contact with the bed of the body of water;
b. a compressor disposed in fluid communication with the fluid containment subsystem and configured to supply compressed working fluid to the fluid containment subsystem; and
c. an expander disposed in fluid communication with the fluid containment subsystem and configured to:
i. receive compressed working fluid from the fluid containment subsystem; and
ii. expand the compressed working fluid;
wherein the fluid containment subsystem is at least in part flexible.

US Pat. No. 10,364,928

RESONATOR

UMFOTEC GMBH, (DE) Dietr...

1. A resonator for lowering airborne sound and solid-borne sound, comprising:an inner pipe extending along a resonator longitudinal axis between an inlet piece and an outlet piece, the inner pipe having a wall and a plurality of wall holes formed in the wall; and
at least first and second annular chambers engaging the plurality of wall holes to be mounted to the inner pipe between the inlet piece and the outlet piece, the at least first and second annular chambers arranged side-by-side along the resonator longitudinal axis, wherein
the first annular chamber has a U-shaped circumferential wall including an outer wall portion coaxial to the resonator longitudinal axis and first and second ring walls connected to the outer wall portion at positions spaced along the resonator longitudinal axis and arranged normal to the resonator longitudinal axis, first and second cylindrical end pieces connected respectively to the first and second ring walls and extending in directions opposite one another along and parallel to the resonator longitudinal axis, the first and second cylindrical end pieces engaging the inner pipe, and
the second annular chamber has an L-shaped circumferential wall including an outer wall coaxial to the resonator longitudinal axis and a side wall projecting inward from the outer wall and normal to the resonator longitudinal axis on a side of the second annular chamber opposite the first annular chamber, a cylindrical end piece arranged parallel to the resonator longitudinal axis connected to the side wall, and an end of the outer wall of the second annular chamber opposite the side wall arranged to at least partially overlap a part of the outer wall of the first annular chamber in surface-to-surface contact.

US Pat. No. 10,364,921

WEDGE OF A LEAD-THROUGH SYSTEM

Roxtec AB, Karlskrona (S...

1. A wedge of a lead-through system for cables, pipes, or wires, said lead-through system further comprises a frame and one or more modules, wherein the wedge and the one or more modules are placed inside the frame, wherein the modules are to receive the cables, pipes or wires, wherein the thickness of the wedge is adjustable to compress the modules inside the frame, wherein the wedge comprises a first wedge element and a second wedge element placed in line with each other and arranged movable towards and away from each other, wherein the wedge further comprises a third wedge element and a fourth wedge element, and wherein the third wedge element and the fourth wedge element are placed on opposite sides of the first wedge element and the second wedge element and abutting the first wedge element and second the wedge element along sloping surfaces, wherein each of the first wedge element, the second wedge element, the third wedge element, and the fourth wedge element comprises a core and an outer part surrounding the core, wherein the outer part comprises an elastic material and the core comprises a harder material than the elastic material, and wherein the elastic material of each of the first wedge element, the second wedge element, the third wedge element, and the fourth wedge element abuts the elastic material of two of the other of the first wedge element, the second wedge element, the third wedge element, and the fourth wedge element, and further comprising one single screw co-operating with one socket is used to move the first and second wedge elements towards and away from each other, wherein the socket is fixed in a rotatable way in relation to the first wedge element and the screw is fixed in a non-rotatable way in relation to the second wedge element, wherein an outer end of the screw is received in a through opening of the socket, whereby an inner thread of the through opening of the socket is in mesh with a second thread at the outer end of the screw, and wherein the first wedge element and the second wedge element are moveable toward and away from each other by rotation of the socket on the screw.

US Pat. No. 10,364,917

APPARATUS FOR SECURING A ROAD TUBE

TMARK, INC., Salem, OR (...

1. An apparatus for securing a road tube to a roadway, comprising:a locking component configured to engage a portion of the road tube; and
a base assembly configured to be secured to the roadway, the base assembly including a planar base, a first side portion extending from the base, and a second side portion extending from the base, the first and second side portions defining a channel therebetween, the channel is configured to receive the locking component and, as the locking component is moved into the channel, at least one of the first and second side portions are configured to move the locking component toward the base to secure the portion of the road tube therebetween, wherein the planar base includes a floor such that the first side portion, the second side portion, and the floor define the channel, and wherein the floor includes a plurality of teeth configured to grip the portion of the road tube.

US Pat. No. 10,364,916

DEPLOYMENT AND DIRECT TIE-IN OF SUBSEA PIPELINES

STATOIL PETROLEUM AS, St...

1. A method of installing a subsea pipeline having a direct tie-in to a subsea structure, the method comprising the steps of:during introduction of the pipeline into the sea from a pipe laying vessel, applying a plastic deformation to a region of the pipeline at or close to an end of the pipeline to be tied-in, wherein the plastic deformation creates a radius of curvature in said region of the pipeline when installed that is smaller than the radius of curvature of an adjacent section of the pipeline when installed;
laying the tie-in end of the pipeline on or close to the seabed; and
during tie-in, elastically deforming said region by pulling the tie-in end towards the subsea structure so as to apply a tensile force to the pipeline and increase the radius of curvature of said region.

US Pat. No. 10,364,914

VALVE DEVICE, A DELIVERY SYSTEM INCLUDING SAME AND METHOD

B. BRAUN MEDICAL INC., B...

1. A valve device comprising:a housing including a fluid passage extending along a longitudinal axis of the housing;
a valve member movably mounted with respect to the housing such that the valve member is movable between a closed state position and an opened state position; and
a bypass device including a flexible input structure having an inner surface facing the longitudinal axis of the housing and an outer surface facing away from the longitudinal axis of the housing, a motion conversion structure having an inner surface facing the longitudinal axis of the housing and an outer surface opposing the inner surface of the input structure and facing away from the longitudinal axis of the housing, and an output structure, wherein
the input structure resiliently moves toward the longitudinal axis wherein the inner surface of the input structure contacts the outer surface of the motion conversion structure if a valve opening input force is applied to the input structure in an input direction,
the motion conversion structure converts the valve opening input force into a motion of the output structure in an output direction that is non-parallel to the input direction, and
the output structure moves the valve member if the motion conversion structure is displaced in the input direction.

US Pat. No. 10,364,907

VALVE BODY STRUCTURE FACILITATING MAINTENANCE OF HOSE

GUANGZHOU SEAGULL KITCHEN...

1. A valve body structure for facilitating maintenance of a hose, being characterized in that, comprises:a valve body being a hollow valve body, and the valve body provided with at least one water guide channel;
the hose inserted one end into the valve body and connected with the water guide channel, wherein outer surface of one end of the hose connected with the water guide channel is provided with a clamping slot;
a clamping ring provided inside of the valve body, which is located on the same plane as the clamping slot of the hose, and one end of the clamping ring provided with an elastic body which drives a clamping ring arm of the clamping ring to locate in the clamping slot of the hose and to clamp the hose, and if the hose needs to be removed, compressing the elastic body to move the clamping ring arm of the clamping ring away from the clamping slot of the hose;
wherein the valve body is further provided with a first through hole for passing through a maintenance tool, the longitudinal axial direction of the first through hole is parallel to the longitudinal axial direction of the hose, and the first through hole is located in lower end of other end of the clamping ring opposite the elastic body, when the maintenance tool passes through the first through hole, abutting against the other end of the clamping ring to compress the elastic body.

US Pat. No. 10,364,904

CONTROL VALVE

DOROT MANAGEMENT CONTROL ...

1. A control valve comprising:a valve body having an inlet port connectable to an upstream fluid supply line and extending along an inlet axis;
first and second outlet ports extending, respectively, along first and second outlet axes, and each connectable to a downstream fluid line, said first and second outlet axes extending substantially parallel to a sing reference axis and substantially perpendicular to said inlet axis;
a first sealing port associated with said first outlet port and disposed in a fluid path between the inlet port and the first outlet port, and a second sealing port disposed in a fluid path between the inlet port and the second outlet port; and
first and second sealing members configured for independently and selectively opening and closing the first and second sealing ports, respectively;
wherein each of said sealing ports extends along a sealing axis extending transverse to a plane being parallel to its respective outlet and said inlet axis, and forms, between a downstream end thereof and an upstream end of the inlet axis, an obtuse angel greater than 90°.

US Pat. No. 10,364,896

VALVE PLUG ASSEMBLY FOR PRESSURE REGULATOR

EMERSON PROCESS MANAGEMEN...

1. A valve plug adapted for sealing engagement with a seat ring, the valve plug comprising:a cylindrical body and an annular flange radially extending from the body, the annular flange having a groove;
a pair of bores disposed in the body, each bore having a first diameter, a first end adapted to be in contact with a mounting portion, and a second end disposed within the body, each bore adapted to receive a fastener to couple the valve plug to the mounting portion;
a recess disposed at the second end of each bore, each recess having a second diameter larger than the first diameter of the bore to form a stepped portion at the second end of each bore, the recess adapted to receive at least one of a portion of a retainer or a portion of the fastener; and
a sealing disk disposed within the groove of the annular flange, the sealing disk one of a machined sealing disk machined into the groove or a molded sealing disk molded to the groove, the sealing disk having a sealing surface adapted to engage a seating surface of the seat ring,
wherein, when the sealing disk is the machined sealing disk, the recess disposed at the second end of each bore disposed in the body receives a portion of a retainer, and when the sealing disk is the molded sealing disk, the recess receives only a portion of the fastener, such that the same valve plug and one or more fasteners are interchangeably used with both the machined sealing disk and the molded sealing disk.

US Pat. No. 10,364,886

HYDROSTATIC AND DIRECT DRIVE TRANSMISSION

Dana Italia S.R.L., Arco...

1. A hydrostatic driveline, comprising:a power source;
a hydrostatic pump in driving engagement with the power source;
a primary driveline shaft in driving engagement with the power source;
a first transmission portion;
a second transmission portion in driving engagement with the first transmission portion;
a hydrostatic motor in fluid communication with the hydrostatic pump and in driving engagement with the first transmission portion; and
a vehicle output in driving engagement with the second transmission portion;
wherein the second transmission portion includes a first direct input, a second direct input, a main portion drivingly engaged with the first transmission portion, a first clutching device, a second clutching device, and a drive output portion drivingly engaged with the vehicle output, wherein the first clutching device is configured to selectively drivingly engage the first direct input with the drive output portion and wherein the second clutching device is configured to selectively drivingly engage the second direct input with the drive output portion; and
wherein the primary driveline shaft is also in driving engagement with the second transmission portion and the hydrostatic driveline may be selectively operated in either one of
a. a hydrostatic mode using the hydrostatic pump, the hydrostatic motor, the first transmission portion, and the second transmission portion, and
b. a direct drive mode using the primary driveline shaft and the second transmission portion.

US Pat. No. 10,364,872

AXLE ASSEMBLY HAVING A GEAR REDUCTION UNIT AND AN INTERAXLE DIFFERENTIAL UNIT

ArvinMeritor Technology, ...

1. An axle assembly comprising:a housing assembly that receives a differential assembly;
an input shaft that is at least partially received in the housing assembly and is rotatable about a first axis;
a gear reduction unit that is operatively connected to the input shaft, wherein the gear reduction unit includes a planetary gear set that has a sun gear and a planetary ring gear that are rotatable about the first axis and a planet carrier that rotatably supports a planet pinion that is in meshing engagement with the sun gear and the planetary ring gear, wherein the planetary ring gear is selectively rotatable about the first axis;
a first coupling that is moveable between a first position in which the planetary ring gear is coupled to the housing assembly such that the planetary ring gear does not rotate about the first axis and a second position in which the planetary ring gear is not coupled to the housing assembly and is rotatable about the first axis; and
an interaxle differential unit that is at least partially received in the planet carrier and that operatively connects the planetary gear set to the differential assembly and an output shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,364,871

LINEAR DRIVE MECHANISM OF THE SCREW AND NUT TYPE WITH PERFECT ROLLING CONTACT

FONDAZIONE ISTITUTO ITALI...

1. Linear drive mechanism comprising a threaded shaft extending along a longitudinal axis and a nut arranged coaxially with the threaded shaft, the threaded shaft and the nut being shifted relative to each other along the longitudinal axis (z) as a result of relative rotation of the threaded shaft with respect to the nut about the longitudinal axis, wherein the mechanism further comprisesa plurality of rolling bearings interposed between the threaded shaft and the nut, each of the bearings comprising an outer race fixed to the nut, an inner race which is arranged coaxially with the outer race and is rotatable relative to the outer race about an axis of rotation, and a plurality of rolling members interposed between the outer race and the inner race, and
a corresponding plurality of rings, each of which is fixed to the inner race of a respective bearing so as to rotate therewith about the same axis of rotation and is interposed between the inner race of the bearing and the threaded shaft in such a manner that an inner surface of the ring is in contact with a screw thread of the threaded shaft,
wherein the rings and the bearings are arranged in such a manner that their respective axes of rotation are both inclined by a first angle and positioned at a first distance with respect to the longitudinal axis of the threaded shaft, said first angle and said first distance being the same for all the rings, and
wherein the shape of the screw thread of the threaded shaft and the shape of the inner surface of each ring are configured in such a manner that each ring is in perfect rolling contact with the threaded shaft along a respective contact line that is fixed relative to the nut and is both inclined by a second angle and positioned at a second distance with respect to the longitudinal axis of the threaded shaft,
characterized in that said first angle, said first distance, said second angle and said second distance are linked by the following equations:
tan=h/b
tan=h/a,
where h is the pitch of the screw thread measured in lead per radian.

US Pat. No. 10,364,868

MULTI-SPEED PLANETARY TRANSMISSION

Allison Transmission, Inc...

1. A transmission comprising:at least one stationary member;
an input member rotatable relative to the at least one stationary member;
a plurality of planetary gearsets operatively coupled to the input member, each of the plurality of planetary gearsets including a first gearset component, a second gearset component, and a third gearset component, the plurality of planetary gearsets including a first planetary gearset, a second planetary gearset, a third planetary gearset, and a fourth planetary gearset, wherein the third gearset component of the third planetary gearset is fixedly coupled to the at least one stationary member;
an output member operatively coupled to the input member through the plurality of planetary gearsets and rotatable relative to the at least one stationary member, the output member is fixedly coupled to the third gearset component of the fourth planetary gearset;
a first interconnector which fixedly couples the first gearset component of the first planetary gearset, the first gearset component of the second planetary gearset, and the first gearset component of the fourth planetary gearset together;
a second interconnector which fixedly couples the first gearset component of the third planetary gearset to the second gearset component of the second planetary gearset; and
a plurality of selective couplers, wherein the plurality of selective couplers includes:
a first selective coupler which, when engaged, fixedly couples the first gearset component of the third planetary gearset and the second gearset component of the second planetary gearset to the at least one stationary member;
a second selective coupler which, when engaged, fixedly couples the third gearset component of the second planetary gearset to the at least one stationary member;
a third selective coupler which, when engaged, fixedly couples the second gearset component of the fourth planetary gearset to the third gearset component of the first planetary gearset;
a fourth selective coupler which, when engaged, fixedly couples the second gearset component of the third planetary gearset to the second gearset component of the fourth planetary gearset;
a fifth selective coupler which, when engaged, fixedly couples the second gearset component of the first planetary gearset to the second gearset component of the fourth planetary gearset; and
a sixth selective coupler which, when engaged, fixedly couples the second gearset component of the first planetary gearset to the third gearset component of the second planetary gearset.

US Pat. No. 10,364,867

MULTI-SPEED PLANETARY TRANSMISSION

Allison Transmission, Inc...

14. A transmission comprising:at least one stationary member including a housing, the housing having a first end and a second end;
an input member accessible proximate the first end of the housing;
a plurality of planetary gearsets operatively coupled to the input member, each planetary gearset of the plurality of planetary gearsets including a sun gear, a plurality of planet gears operatively coupled to the sun gear, a planet carrier operatively coupled to the plurality of planet gears, and a ring gear operatively coupled to the plurality of planet gears, the plurality of planetary gearsets including a first planetary gearset, a second planetary gearset, a third planetary gearset, and a fourth planetary gearset, the first planetary gearset positioned between the first end of the housing and the second planetary gearset, the second planetary gearset positioned between the first planetary gearset and the third planetary gearset, the third planetary gearset positioned between the second planetary gearset and the fourth planetary gearset, and the fourth planetary gearset positioned between the third planetary gearset and the second end of the housing, each of the first planetary gearset, the second planetary gearset, the third planetary gearset, and the fourth planetary gearset comprising a simple planetary gearset;
a plurality of selective couplers operatively coupled to the plurality of planetary gearsets, each of the plurality of selective couplers having an engaged configuration and a disengaged configuration, the plurality of selective couplers including a first number of clutches and a second number of brakes, the first number being equal to the second number; and
an output member accessible proximate the second end of the housing and operatively coupled to the input member through the plurality of planetary gearsets, the output member being fixedly coupled to the ring gear of the second planetary gearset and the planet carrier of the fourth planetary gearset, wherein the input member is operatively coupled to the plurality of planetary gearsets only through a subset of the first number of clutches, the first number of clutches including a first clutch, a second clutch, and a third clutch, the subset including the first clutch and the second clutch, wherein
the first clutch, when engaged, fixedly couples the input member to a first group of the plurality of planetary gearsets; and
the second clutch, when engaged, fixedly couples the input member to a second group of the plurality of planetary gearsets.

US Pat. No. 10,364,866

GEAR DEVICE

NABTESCO CORPORATION, To...

1. A gear device, comprising:a carrier having:
a first member; and
a second member opposed to the first member in a direction of a rotation axis;
a crankshaft configured to cause relative rotation between an outer cylinder and the carrier about the rotation axis;
an insertion pin inserted into the first member and the second member; and
a restriction member configured to restrict movement of the insertion pin,
wherein the insertion pin is housed in such a manner as to extend from a first hole over to a second hole, the first hole formed in the first member so as to extend through the first member, the second hole formed in the second member so as to correspond to the first hole,
at least one of the first hole and the second hole has such a shape as to restrict movement of the insertion pin toward the second hole in the rotation axis direction, and
wherein the restriction member is mounted in the first member so as to restrict movement of the insertion pin toward the first hole in the rotation axis direction,
wherein the second member has a substrate portion located away from the first member and a shaft portion protruding from the substrate portion toward the first member and having the second hole formed therein,
a female screw hole is formed in the restriction member side of the insertion pin,
wherein the female screw hole extends within a thickness of the first member in the rotation axis direction, and
a section of the insertion pin which fits within a thickness range of the shaft portion in the rotation axis direction is formed to be solid with no hole formed on an inner side thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,364,865

CIRCULAR FORCE GENERATOR (CFG) DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS HAVING INDIRECTLY DRIVEN IMBALANCED ROTORS

LORD Corporation, Cary, ...

1. A force generating device comprising:an opening or keep-out zone positioned about a center point;
a first set of imbalanced rotors disposed about the center point and positioned outside of the opening or keep-out zone; and
a second set of imbalanced rotors disposed about the center point and positioned outside of the opening or keep-out zone, wherein:
the first set of imbalanced rotors is configured to co-rotate synchronously about the center point;
the second set of imbalanced rotors is configured to co-rotate synchronously about the center point; and
the first and second sets of imbalanced rotors are configured to create a controllable rotating force vector having a controllable magnitude and phase about the center point; and
wherein the first and second set of imbalanced rotors are configured to create a zero net moment.

US Pat. No. 10,364,864

DAMPER DEVICE

AISIN AW CO., LTD., Anjo...

1. A damper device comprising:an input element to which torque from an engine is transferred;
an output element;
a first intermediate element;
a second intermediate element;
a first elastic body that transfers torque between the input element and the first intermediate element;
a second elastic body that transfers torque between the first intermediate element and the output element;
a third elastic body that transfers torque between the input element and the second intermediate element;
a fourth elastic body that transfers torque between the second intermediate element and the output element; and
a fifth elastic body that transfers torque between the first intermediate element and the second intermediate element, wherein:
a natural frequency of the second intermediate element at a time when torque is transferred from the input element to the output element via all of the first to fifth elastic bodies is higher than a natural frequency of the first intermediate element at the time when torque is transferred from the input element to the output element via all of the first to fifth elastic bodies; and
at least one of the third and fourth elastic bodies is disposed on a radially outer side of the first and second elastic bodies.

US Pat. No. 10,364,862

ACTIVE ENGINE MOUNTING DEVICE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. An active engine mounting device, comprising:an upper liquid chamber and a lower liquid chamber partitioned therein by a valve unit and configured to change a vibration and a load input from an engine in response to a driving condition when a fluid filled in each liquid chamber passes through the valve unit and attenuate the vibration and the load;
an insulator that encloses a core integrally formed with a mounting bolt and is elastically deformed based on the load applied to the core;
a main case mounted at a circumference of a lower end portion of the insulator;
a diaphragm mounted under the main case,
wherein the valve unit is configured to selectively pass the fluid through a plurality of channels based on an operation of the valve disposed at a center thereof while a valve housing and a valve cover are assembled in the main case; and
an actuator disposed through an auxiliary case to drive the valve in an axial direction, at a lower portion of the diaphragm,
wherein the valve unit includes:
a valve housing having a first chamber with a plurality of first barriers disposed in a set section at a predetermined interval along a circumference of the valve operating aperture formed at a center thereof, annular second barriers formed on a radial exterior side of the first barriers while being spaced at a predetermined interval, an aperture connected with the lower liquid chamber formed on a bottom surface thereof between the first barriers and the second barrier, and a second chamber having annular third barriers formed on a radial exterior side of the second barrier while being spaced apart at a predetermined interval and connected with the valve operating aperture together with the second barrier;
a valve cover coupled to an upper portion of the valve housing, having a first inflow aperture connected with the second chamber disposed on one side thereof and having a second inflow aperture penetrating therethrough and disposed at a center thereof, corresponding to the valve operating aperture;
a membrane that encloses the first barriers, in the first chamber; and
a valve configured to be vertically guided by the first barriers through the valve operating aperture, having a stepped groove disposed at an upper circumference thereof, corresponding to the first barriers and a hollow channel open to one side connected with the second chamber connected with the lower liquid chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,364,857

DISC BRAKE APPARATUS

AKEBONO BRAKE INDUSTRY CO...

1. A disc brake apparatus in which a piston arranged within a cylinder formed in a caliper body presses brake pads on receiving a pressing force from an operating spring, the disc brake apparatus comprising:a support part formed in a part of the caliper body;
a reaction force receiver projected from a side of the piston and opposed to the support part;
a cam part which is interposed between the support part and the reaction force receiver, and is capable of spreading a distance between the support part and the reaction force receiver to thereby release the pressing force on receiving a rotation force; and
a rotation force input part connected to the cam part,
wherein a rotating axis of the cam part perpendicular to an axial direction of the piston, and
wherein an actuator that inputs an operating force into the rotation force input part is provided on a side surface of the caliper body located on an opposite side to an arranged position of the operating spring.

US Pat. No. 10,364,856

BRAKE SHIM WITH BUCKLE PREVENTION

1. A brake shim, comprising:a flat body with a lug hole;
an expansion feature adjacent to and partially circumscribing the lug hole;
said expansion feature being an elongated hole extending from a first end adjacent to the lug hole to a second end adjacent to the lug hole and having a curved inner edge extending between the first and second ends adjacent to the lug hole and a curved outer edge extending between the first and second ends opposite the curved inner edge; and
a bridge portion of said body between the lug hole and the curved inner edge that is flexible in a direction of the curved outer edge.

US Pat. No. 10,364,853

FREE-WHEELING DEVICE FOR AN AUTOMATIC GEARBOX

1. A free-wheeling device for an automatic gearbox of a motor vehicle, comprising a rotatable inner ring and a stationary fixed outer ring, and a cage which is arranged radially between the inner ring and the outer ring for receiving clamping bodies, wherein the outer ring includes at least a supporting ring and a securing ring which is arranged radially on an outer circumferential face of the supporting ring and connected rotationally fixedly to the supporting ring, the supporting ring being configured to absorb tangential forces, wherein the securing ring has a plurality of radial formations on an outer circumferential face for stationary fixing of the outer ring, and wherein the securing ring is formed as one piece and comprises two ring discs which are axially connected together via the plurality of radial formations.

US Pat. No. 10,364,838

BOOT FOR A SOCKET ASSEMBLY

Federal-Mogul Motorparts ...

1. A vehicle suspension system, comprising:a first suspension component;
a second suspension component having an opening and a generally planar surface around said opening;
a socket assembly including a housing which is operably connected with said first suspension component and has an inner bore;
said socket assembly further including a stud which extends along an axis out of said inner bore of said housing and is operably connected with said second suspension component, said stud comprising a ball stud with a ball portion that is received in said inner bore of said housing and a shank portion having a tapered section which projects out of said housing;
a dust boot extending from a first end portion that is sealed against said housing of said socket assembly to a second end portion;
said second end portion of said dust boot being made as a monolithic piece of a flexible material and including a first sealing feature and a second sealing feature;
said flexible material of said first sealing feature having a plurality of circumferentially spaced axially extending ribs that are in direct surface-to-surface contact with and sealed against said tarped section of said shank portion of said stud and having a plurality of circumferentially spaced axially extending grooves separating said ribs, and wherein a lubricant can flow through said grooves between said flexible material of said dust boot and said stud;
said first sealing feature further including a plurality of circumferentially spaced radially inwardly extending relief valves, each positioned in a respective one of said grooves and sealed against said stud and extending at oblique angles relative to said axis and axially away from said first suspension component to contact said stud for allowing the lubricant to pass said first sealing feature in one direction and for restricting the passage of contaminants in an opposite direction; and
said second sealing feature comprising a circumferential lip which is spaced from said first sealing feature and is sealed against said generally planar surface of said second suspension component.

US Pat. No. 10,364,836

PRECISION THREADED LOCATOR BUSHING

Elijah Tooling, Inc., De...

1. A locator bushing for use in a receiving member, comprising:a driver portion including an external locating surface, a longitudinal smooth annular bore forming a longitudinal smooth annular internal locating surface, and a drive element, the drive element comprising longitudinal grooves formed within and projecting radially outward from the smooth annular bore of the driver portion, the grooves being configured to receive a rotational force to rotate the driver portion clockwise and counterclockwise; and
a threaded portion permanently integrally coupled with the driver portion and configured to releasably secure the driver portion to the receiving member, such that the locator bushing may be repeatedly installed into and out of the receiving member without damaging the receiving member;
wherein the external locating surface locates the driver portion relative to the receiving member, and the smooth annular internal locating surface is a non-threaded surface for locating an insert device relative to the locator bushing;
wherein the smooth annular internal locating surface of the bushing contacts a longitudinal smooth non-threaded insert locating surface on the insert device when the insert device is engaged with the bushing;
wherein the longitudinal grooves of the drive element do not extend to the external locating surface; and
wherein the driver portion and the threaded portion are in coaxial alignment.

US Pat. No. 10,364,835

SAFETY GUARD FOR A HYDRAULIC DEVICE

Riverhawk Company, New H...

1. A safety guard for a hydraulic device including a hydraulic chamber, the safety guard comprising:(a) a guard housing surrounding at least a portion of the hydraulic device; and
(b) a hydraulic interlock assembly including:
(i) a clamping member coupled with the guard housing, the clamping member including a first surface adapted to be supported by the hydraulic device, the clamping member having a cavity defined therein,
(ii) a first hydraulic connector movably disposed within the cavity of the clamping member, the first hydraulic connector including a first passage in fluid communication with the hydraulic chamber of the hydraulic device,
(iii) a coupling member movably disposed within the cavity and fixedly coupled with the first hydraulic connector, the coupling member including a second passage in fluid communication with the first passage and a hydraulic source, and
(iv) a disconnect bias spring disposed within the cavity of the clamping member, the disconnect bias spring including a first end and a second end, wherein the first end is coupled with the clamping member, and wherein the second end is coupled to the coupling member for biasing the coupling member away from the hydraulic device.

US Pat. No. 10,364,823

AIRFOIL BLADE

1. A fan blade of a gas turbine engine, comprising: an airfoil having a leading edge and a trailing edge, and a root with a platform and a blade fixing for engaging a fan hub, the fan blade being composed of a core substrate selected from the group consisting of composites and polymers, the entire outer surface of the airfoil and the root of the fan blade having a nanocrystalline metal outer layer thereon which forms an outer surface fully enveloping the fan blade, the nanocrystalline metal layer formed of a nanocrystalline metal coating having an average grain size of between 10 nm and 500 nm, the nanocrystalline metal outer layer forming a structural element of the fan blade.

US Pat. No. 10,364,822

BLADE FOR A VARIABLE PITCH FAN

FLEXXAIRE INC, Edmonton,...

1. A fan blade extending from a fan hub of a variable pitch fan of a diesel engine, the fan blade comprising:a shaft defining a pitching axis of rotation of the fan blade, and a single blade extending from the shaft, the blade having a blade mass and the blade defining a blade shape and a centre of mass; and
the blade being positioned relative to the shaft such that the centre of mass is sufficiently offset from the pitching axis of rotation that a pitching torque of the fan blade about the pitching axis of rotation is less than 90% of the pitching torque of a blade having the same blade mass and defining the same blade shape and centre of mass but positioned relative to the shaft such that the centre of mass is not offset from the pitching axis of rotation.

US Pat. No. 10,364,813

LIQUID TRANSPORT DEVICE WITH DECREASING PITCHES

HEISHIN Ltd., Hyogo (JP)...

1. A fluid pump/degassing device comprising:a metal outer cylinder;
a rubber stator having a tubular shape, provided with a through hole in a female screw shape having predetermined pitches in a first direction from one end port to an other end port, and arranged in close contact with an inner peripheral surface of the outer cylinder; and
a rotor having a male screw shape, inserted through the through hole of the stator to form a transport space between the rotor and an inner circumferential surface of the through hole, and configured to rotate in forward and reverse directions around an eccentrically located position with respect to a center of the through hole of the stator via a coupling rod driven by a driving device to be in contact with the inner circumferential surface to shift coating liquid, wherein
a capacity of the transport space is decreased in the first direction by decrease in pitches of the female screw shape of the through hole of the stator and the male screw shape of the rotor,
when the driving device drives the rotor in the forward direction, the coating liquid is shifted from the one end port to the other end port in the transport space, the coating liquid being transported in the first direction while being in a compressed state in the transport space; and
when the driving device drives the rotor in the reverse direction, the coating liquid is shifted from the other end port to the one end port in the transport space, the coating liquid being transported in the second direction reverse of the first direction while being in a negative pressure state in the transport space.

US Pat. No. 10,364,810

RECIPROCATING COMPRESSOR, COMPRESSION SECTION UNIT, AND MAINTENANCE METHOD OF RECIPROCATING COMPRESSOR

Kobe Steel, Ltd., Kobe-s...

1. A reciprocating compressor comprising:a compression section which compresses gas;
a crank section which is separate from the compression section and which has a crankshaft and a head case; and
at least one first fastener for fastening the compression section to the crank section,
wherein the compression section comprises:
a wall body portion which includes a cylinder;
a cylinder head attached to the cylinder;
a piston which reciprocates within the cylinder;
a piston rod coupled to the crankshaft by at least one second fastener provided within the head case, wherein the piston rod is also coupled to the piston to drive the piston when the crankshaft is rotated;
at least one sealing member fixed to the wall body portion and disposed at the circumference of the piston rod,
wherein the wall body portion has a substantially plate-shaped boundary wall whose plate surfaces extend transverse to the length of the piston rod, one plate surface of the substantially plate-shaped boundary wall comprising boundary with the crank section when the compression section and the crank section are fastened by the at least one first fastener and further comprising a division surface when the crank section and the compression section are separated from one another, and the other plate surface of the substantially plate-shaped boundary wall being at the side of the boundary wall which is opposite to the crank section, the boundary wall being fixed to the crank section by the at least one first fastener directly fixing the boundary wall and the head case of the crank section, and
a door in the head case at a location to expose the at least one second fastener such that a worker can access and remove the at least one second fastener via said door.

US Pat. No. 10,364,799

SECURE WINDFARM POWER PRODUCTION DURING A SCADA SYSTEM OFFLINE MODE

INVENTUS HOLDINGS, LLC, ...

6. A system for generating power comprising:a windfarm comprising a plurality of wind turbines, wherein each wind turbine comprises:
a controller that controls operations of a corresponding wind turbine;
a start button; and
a stop button;
a plurality of terminal interface units (TIUs), wherein each TIU is hard-wired to the start button and the stop button of a respective one of the plurality of wind turbines in the windfarm;
a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system that provides control commands to each turbine controller of the plurality of wind turbines in the windfarm to cause the windfarm to output power at a level within power parameters identified in a setpoint;
a backup system comprising a programmable logic controller (PLC) that:
receives turbine state information from the SCADA system that characterizes an operational state of each of the plurality of wind turbines;
detects that the SCADA system is offline; and
selectively provides start and stop commands to each of the plurality of TIUs to control the windfarm to output power at a level within the power parameters identified in the setpoint in response to the detecting.

US Pat. No. 10,364,790

WAVE ENERGY RECOVERY APPARATUS WITH AN ENERGY TRANSFER ARRANGEMENT

AW-ENERGY OY, Vantaa (FI...

1. Wave energy recovery apparatus with an energy transfer arrangement comprising at least a base, a reciprocating panel, a pivot shaft for the reciprocating panel, a control system, and a driving and power-take-off (PTO) arrangement equipped with an actuating mechanism, and one or more power-take-off (PTO) units to convert kinetic energy of waves or tidal currents to another type of energy, each PTO unit comprising a hydraulic power transmission mechanism having hydraulic cylinders with pistons inside the hydraulic cylinders, which pistons are fastened with their free ends to a common connecting plate that is arranged to move all the pistons simultaneously inwards into the hydraulic cylinders and to draw all the pistons simultaneously outwards from the hydraulic cylinders, and in which arrangement the cylinders are arranged to work in pairs, each pair comprising two similar cylinders and two similar pistons, wherein the arrangement comprises at least two or more pairs of hydraulic cylinders with pistons which all are fastened to the same common connecting plate,wherein the apparatus compromises a closing and sealing mechanism that has been arranged to protect pusher ends of the actuating rod, and if needed the first end of the power transmission mechanism of each PTO unit from the seawater when the PTO units are detached from the actuating mechanism, and or when the apparatus is protected against stormy conditions.

US Pat. No. 10,364,784

FUEL INJECTOR ARRANGEMENT

1. A fuel injector arrangement for supplying fuel into a cylinder of an internal combustion engine, the fuel injector arrangement comprising a fuel injector and a sealing ring which is arranged around the circumference of the fuel injector, the sealing ring being located between at least or one of:a fuel inlet of the fuel injector located nearest to an injector up of the fuel injector and the injector tip, and
an outlet of the fuel injector located nearest to an injector tip of the fuel injector and the injector tip,
wherein the fuel injector arrangement is adapted to be positioned in art opening of a housing part so that a gap is formed between a portion of the fuel injector around which the sealing ring is arranged and the housing part, and wherein the sealing ring has an asymmetrical cross section with a narrow end extending towards the injector tip and a wider end extending away from the injector tip wherein the wider end has a recess therein creating two legs with a space therebetween, such that an outer leg of the two legs is moveable from an abutment position, the outer leg of the two legs abutting the housing in the abutment position to seal the gap when the fuel injector arrangement is positioned in the opening in, the housing part, towards an inner leg of the two legs.

US Pat. No. 10,364,782

FUEL INJECTION DEVICE FOR AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

1. A fuel injection device for an internal combustion engine, which is applied to a multi-cylinder internal combustion engine with an even number of cylinders including four or more cylinders, the fuel injection device comprising:a common rail to which pressurized fuel is to be supplied;
a plurality of fuel injection valves;
a plurality of fuel supply pipes; and
a plurality of injection-valve connection pipes,
each of said plurality of fuel injection valves having a first supply port and a second supply port that communicates to the first supply port, and being configured to inject the pressurized fuel, which is supplied to each of the first supply port and the second supply port, to a corresponding one of the even number of cylinders,
each of said plurality of fuel supply pipes directly connecting the first supply port of the each of said plurality of fuel injection valves and said common rail,
each of said plurality of injection-valve connection pipes directly connecting the second supply ports of a pair of said plurality of fuel injection valves provided to a pair of the cylinders, which are non-contiguous in an order of combustions.

US Pat. No. 10,364,778

COMPOSITE INTAKE SYSTEM AND METHOD OF THE ROTARY ENGINE WITH VARIABLE INTAKE MANIFOLD

JIANGSU UNIVERSITY, (CN)...

1. A composite intake system of a rotary engine having a flywheel, said composite intake system comprising an air cleaner, an intake manifold, a primary intake switching tube, a variable intake manifold, a secondary intake switching tube, a side-intake manifold, a peripheral-intake manifold, a middle partition, a cylindrical body, a rotor, a speed sensor and controller (ECU); wherein a peripheral-intake port and a peripheral-exhaust port are distributed at a peripheral-wall of the cylindrical body, a side-intake port is arranged in the middle partition; the rotor is arranged in the cylindrical body; the middle partition, is fixed on a side face of the cylindrical body and located between the side face of the cylindrical body and the rotor; the primary intake switching tube is connected with the air cleaner via the intake manifold; the variable intake manifold includes a short intake manifold and a long intake manifold; the short intake manifold and the long intake manifold are connected with the primary intake switching tube at one end; first valve is arranged in the primary intake switching tube which is used to control the intake manifold to connect with the at least one of one end of the short intake manifold and the long intake manifold; the other end of short intake manifold and the long intake manifold is connected with the secondary intake switching tube; other end of the secondary intake switching tube is connected with the side-intake manifold and the peripheral-intake manifold, and another end of the side-intake manifold is connected with the side-intake port and another end of the peripheral-intake manifold is connected with the peripheral-intake port; the connection between the secondary intake switching tube and the side-intake manifold is controlled by a secondary valve and the connection between the secondary intake switching tube and the peripheral-intake manifold is controlled by a third valve; wherein the secondary valve and the third valve are arranged in the secondary intake switching tube; the speed sensor is mounted on the flywheel and it is connected with the ECU to detect a rotational speed of the rotor and transmit rotational speed signal to the ECU; and the ECU is connected with the first valve, the second valve and the third valve to control their opening and closing according to the rotational speed of the rotor.

US Pat. No. 10,364,770

FUEL PRESSURE SENSOR DIAGNOSTIC DURING ENGINE STOPPING

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

1. A vehicle capable of traveling using motive power of at least one of an engine and a motor generator, the vehicle comprising:a fuel pump;
an injection valve configured to inject fuel supplied from the fuel pump to the engine;
a fuel pressure sensor configured to detect a supply pressure of the fuel generated by the fuel pump; and
an electronic control unit configured to perform a fuel pressure increasing process of increasing the supply pressure of the fuel generated by the fuel pump to a second fuel pressure higher than a first fuel pressure, the electronic control unit conducts a fault diagnosis of the fuel pressure sensor by comparing the supply pressure of the fuel detected by the fuel pressure sensor to the second fuel pressure during the fuel pressure increasing process, and the electronic control unit determines a presence of a fault when the supply pressure detected by the fuel pressure sensor does not correspond to the second fuel pressure,
the electronic control unit being configured to conduct the fuel pressure increasing process and the fault diagnosis of the fuel pressure sensor in a case where
the engine is being stopped,
a vehicle speed is higher than a threshold value, the threshold value greater than zero, and
it is determined that the engine can be kept stopped longer than a time taken for the fault diagnosis of the fuel pressure sensor,
wherein the electronic control unit is configured to stop the engine during the fault diagnosis of the fuel pressure sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,364,763

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR LIMITED EMISSIONS REFUELING

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A method comprising:during a first condition, including an ongoing refueling event with a canister purge valve maintained closed, receiving an indication of hydrocarbon breakthrough from a fuel vapor canister; and
during the ongoing refueling event with the canister purge valve maintained closed, restricting flow of fuel vapor through a fuel vapor canister vent pathway responsive to the indication of hydrocarbon breakthrough by closing a valve.

US Pat. No. 10,364,751

FUEL STAGING

Delavan Inc, West Des Mo...

1. A fuel injector comprising:a feed arm with an inlet end and a nozzle body extending from the feed arm at an end opposite the inlet end, wherein the nozzle body defines a prefilming chamber that opens into an annular outlet orifice for issuing a spray therefrom; and
a plurality of fuel circuits defined from the inlet end of the feed arm to the prefilming chamber of the nozzle body, wherein the plurality of fuel circuits includes at least three fuel circuits in fluid isolation from one another from the inlet end of the feed arm to the prefilming chamber, and wherein each of the fuel circuits includes a single respective conduit extending through the feed arm and nozzle body from the inlet end of the feed arm to a single respective outlet slot feeding into the prefilming chamber for allocating fuel to any single circuit in the plurality of fuel circuits for independent staging of flow through each outlet slot.

US Pat. No. 10,364,748

FINGER SEAL FLOW METERING

United Technologies Corpo...

1. A seal assembly comprising:a first layer comprising:
a first base; and
a first plurality of fingers extending from the first base wherein the first plurality of fingers are separated by a first plurality of slots and wherein each of the first plurality of fingers includes one of a first plurality of orifices having a first area;
a second layer adjacent to the first layer, the second layer comprising:
a second base; and
a second plurality of fingers extending from the second base wherein the second plurality of fingers are separated by a second plurality of slots and wherein each of the second plurality of fingers includes one of a second plurality of orifices having a second area smaller than the first area;
wherein each of the first plurality of slots is spaced apart laterally from each of the second plurality of slots; and
wherein the first plurality of orifices is overlapped by the second plurality of orifices such that the first area of each of the first plurality of orifices extends completely beyond the second area of each of the second plurality of orifices.

US Pat. No. 10,364,736

FLUID CONTROL VALVE ASSEMBLY

NIPPON THERMOSTAT CO., LT...

1. A fluid control valve assembly comprising:a valve unit configured to open and close a fluid flow path to control an amount of fluid flow, the valve unit comprising a piston fixed to the upstream chamber at a connection point; and
an upstream chamber disposed upstream of the valve unit, the upstream chamber formed of spherical walls and an inwardly protruding bulge separate from the connection point, the upstream chamber defined by the spherical walls, the inwardly protruding bulge, an opening of an upstream pipe configured to supply fluid to the valve unit, and the valve unit,
wherein the upstream pipe is disposed on a portion of the upstream chamber and configured to supply fluid to the valve unit.

US Pat. No. 10,364,732

VALVE DEVICE FOR EXHAUST FLOW PASSAGE

FUTABA INDUSTRIAL CO., LT...

1. A valve device for an exhaust flow passage, the valve device comprising a toggle mechanism, the valve device comprising:a support body;
a valve body that is supported by the support body so as to be rotationally movable and that is configured to open and close an exhaust flow passage;
a support-side link member that is supported by the support body so as to be rotationally movable;
a valve-side link member that is supported by the valve body so as to be rotationally movable and that is coupled to the support-side link member so as to be rotationally movable to each other; and
a spring that is configured to bias the valve body in a valve closed direction,
wherein the support-side link member and the valve-side link member form a first stopper mechanism and a second stopper mechanism,
the first stopper mechanism being configured to limit a link angle formed by the support-side link member and the valve-side link member, by abutment of a first support-side stopper portion formed in the support-side link member and a first valve-side stopper portion formed in the valve-side link member against each other, and,
the second stopper mechanism being configured to limit the link angle by abutment of a second support-side stopper portion formed in the support-side link member and a second valve-side stopper portion formed in the valve-side link member against each other.

US Pat. No. 10,364,728

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING AN EXHAUST AFTERTREATMENT ASSEMBLY

Caterpillar Inc., Deerfi...

1. A system for assembling an exhaust after-treatment assembly having a plurality of exhaust after-treatment blocks, each of the plurality of exhaust after-treatment blocks disposed adjacent to at least one other exhaust after-treatment block, and including one or more catalyst substrates, each of the catalyst substrates including a first face, a second face, and a plurality of side faces, the system comprising:at least one flange member configured to surround the one or more catalyst substrates in each of the plurality of exhaust after-treatment blocks, about the side faces; and
a locking arrangement comprising:
one or more clips on the at least one flange member and disposed in a plane parallel to at least one of the first face and the second face; and
a bracket member configured to engage with the one or more clips in the at least one flange member of each exhaust after-treatment block of the adjacent exhaust after-treatment blocks,
wherein the bracket member comprises a gasket attached to a back surface of the bracket member such that the gasket provides a seal joint when the bracket member is engaged with the one or more clips of the at least one flange member of each of the adjacent exhaust after-treatment blocks.

US Pat. No. 10,364,722

METHOD FOR REGULATING AN EXHAUST-GAS AFTERTREATMENT DEVICE OF AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

FEV EUROPE GMBH, (DE)

1. A method for regulating an exhaust-gas aftertreatment device for an internal combustion engine, whereinat least one operating state of the internal combustion engine is detected,
respectively one loading state of a first SCR component and of a second SCR component which is arranged downstream of the first SCR component is detected, wherein the two SCR components are able to be loaded with a reducing agent,
an efficiency of the first and/or of the second SCR component is determined by way of an efficiency model in dependence on at least one of the two loading states,
a first target loading of the second SCR component is determined in dependence on the operating state of the internal combustion engine,
a first sensor upstream of the first SCR component and a second sensor downstream of the second SCR component are used in each case to detect a nitrogen oxide concentration and/or a concentration of the reducing agent in the form of a first sensor value of the first sensor and of a corresponding second sensor value of the second sensor,
the loading state of the second SCR component is regulated by way of a dosing system for dosing the reducing agent and at least in dependence on the first and the second sensor value and on the determined efficiency of the first SCR component and/or the second SCR component, wherein a first reference variable, which is equal to the first target loading, is used, and the dosing system is arranged upstream of the first SCR component.

US Pat. No. 10,364,716

EXHAUST GAS CONTROL APPARATUS FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE AND EXHAUST GAS CONTROL METHOD FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

1. An exhaust gas control apparatus for an internal combustion engine, the exhaust gas control apparatus comprising:a first catalyst provided in an exhaust passage of the internal combustion engine, the first catalyst having an oxidation ability and an oxygen storage ability;
a filter provided in the exhaust passage downstream of the first catalyst and configured to trap particulate matters in exhaust gas, the filter supporting a second catalyst that is a catalyst having an oxidation ability and an oxygen storage ability; and
an electronic control unit configured to, in a case of regenerating the filter at a time of a start of the internal combustion engine, execute first control for increasing a temperature of the first catalyst to a predetermined temperature, wherein:
the electronic control unit is configured to execute second control after the first control;
the second control is control for alternately executing lean control and rich control multiple times;
the lean control is control for, over a period longer than a period from when a target air-fuel ratio of the internal combustion engine is set to a predetermined lean air-fuel ratio that is an air-fuel ratio greater than a stoichiometric air-fuel ratio until an air-fuel ratio of exhaust gas flowing out from the first catalyst becomes greater than the stoichiometric air-fuel ratio, setting the target air-fuel ratio to the predetermined lean air-fuel ratio; and
the rich control is control for, over a period longer than a period from when the target air-fuel ratio is set to a predetermined rich air-fuel ratio that is an air-fuel ratio smaller than the stoichiometric air-fuel ratio until the air-fuel ratio of exhaust gas flowing out from the first catalyst becomes smaller than the stoichiometric air-fuel ratio, setting the target air-fuel ratio to the predetermined rich air-fuel ratio.

US Pat. No. 10,364,682

PLATFORM COOLING CORE FOR A GAS TURBINE ENGINE ROTOR BLADE

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

1. A rotor blade, comprising:a platform;
an airfoil that extends radially from said platform;
a first cooling core that extends at least partially inside said airfoil;
a second cooling core inside of said platform;
a first cooling hole that extends circumferentially between a mate face of said platform and said second cooling core;
a second cooling hole that extends between a gas path surface of said platform and said second cooling core; and
wherein said second cooling core is radially disposed between said gas path surface and a non-gas path surface, and said second cooling core is circumferentially disposed between said first cooling core and said mate face; and
wherein said second cooling core is fed with a cooling fluid from a pocket located radially inboard from said platform.

US Pat. No. 10,364,676

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MONITORING LONGWALL MINE ROOF STABILITY

Joy Global Underground Mi...

1. A longwall mining system comprising:a plurality of powered roof supports, each powered roof support including a controllable hydraulic piston configured to apply an adjustable support pressure on a mine roof;
a shearer configured to move across a mine face as the plurality of powered roof supports are arranged in a series along the mine face; and
an electronic control unit configured to
receive data from each powered roof support of the plurality of powered roof supports indicative of fluid pressure within each respective controllable hydraulic piston, and
monitor a condition of the mine roof based on changes in the received data over a period of time,
wherein the electronic control unit is configured to monitor the condition of the mine roof based on changes in the received data over a period of time by generating a graphical pressure map, the graphical pressure map including
a plurality of parallel display lines each providing an indication of fluid pressure within a different one of the controllable hydraulic pistons of the plurality of powered roof supports over the period of time, and
a shearer position line indicative of a position of the shearer relative to the plurality of powered roof supports over the period of time overlaid onto the plurality of parallel display lines.

US Pat. No. 10,364,673

FLUID IMAGING IN A BOREHOLE

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A system comprising:a plurality of radiation sources located circumferentially around a borehole to transmit radiation into a fluid in the borehole;
a plurality of radiation detectors located circumferentially around the borehole, the plurality of radiation detectors to detect the radiation transmitted by each of the respective ones of the plurality of radiation sources; and
a controller coupled to the plurality of radiation detectors to determine an attenuation of the radiation at the plurality of detectors and determine a chemical composition of the fluid in response to the attenuation of the radiation.

US Pat. No. 10,364,668

MEASURING MICRO STALLS AND STICK SLIPS IN MUD MOTORS USING FIBER OPTIC SENSORS

HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVIC...

1. A method of measuring stick slips and micro stalls in a down-hole mud motor, the method comprising:positioning in a borehole a mud motor with an elastomeric stator and at least one fiber optic sensor within the elastomeric stator, the fiber optic sensor including a Bragg grating;
measuring a spectrum of light reflected from the Bragg grating with a spectrophotometer;
processing, via a down-hole computer, data from the spectrophotometer to compute time-domain samples of peak wavelength in the spectrum of light reflected from the Bragg grating;
receiving a measurement from the fiber optic sensor corresponding to a strain within the elastomeric stator; and
processing, via the down-hole computer, the received measurement to determine frequencies of micro stalls and stick slips of the mud motor by converting the time-domain samples of peak wavelength to the frequency domain.

US Pat. No. 10,364,667

DOWNHOLE MICROSEISMIC DETECTION FOR PASSIVE RANGING TO A TARGET WELLBORE

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method, comprising:measuring microseismic activity in a relief wellbore that is being drilled to intersect an existing target wellbore, thereby detecting a microseismic event in an earth formation that is produced in response to an influx into the target wellbore; and
determining a location of the influx into the target wellbore, based on the detected microseismic event.

US Pat. No. 10,364,665

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR STRESS MAPPING OF PIPELINES AND OTHER TUBULARS

QUANTA ASSOCIATES, L.P., ...

1. A stress mapping system operable to determine and map stresses along a conduit, said stress mapping system comprising:a tool movable along a conduit and having at least one sensing device for sensing characteristics of the conduit;
wherein said tool includes a position determining device operable to determine the position of said tool as said tool moves along the conduit;
a processor operable to process an output of said at least one sensing device;
wherein, responsive to processing of the output by said processor, said processor is operable to determine stresses at a surface of the conduit;
wherein, responsive to determining the position of the tool, said processor determines a position of deformations of the conduit;
wherein, responsive to determining stresses at the surface of the conduit and determining the position of deformations of the conduit, said processor correlates determined stresses at the surface of the conduit with the determined position of deformations of the conduit;
wherein, responsive to correlating the determined stresses at the surface of the conduit with the determined position of deformations of the conduit, said processor affirms the determined stresses at the surface of the conduit;
wherein, responsive to said processing of said output of said at least one sensing device, and responsive to determination of the position of said tool along said conduit, said system generates a map of determined stresses along the conduit; and
wherein the map of determined stresses provides a visual representation of the stresses determined at and along the surface of the conduit.

US Pat. No. 10,364,662

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ANALYZING RESOURCE PRODUCTION

DataInfoCom USA, Inc., A...

1. A method for drilling a well, the method comprising: prescribing a drill recipe using a drill analysis engine using a neural network or a regression based on a correlation determined from a field-specific model, the field-specific model including a synthetic proximity depletion variable, the drill recipe identifying drilling spin rates, weights, mudflow parameters, and prescribed segments between pulling a drill string, each prescribed segment of the prescribed segments including a start depth, wherein the synthetic proximity depletion variable is derived from, at least, a distance of adjacent wells and associated depletion curves; initiating drilling of the well based on the drill recipe; detecting a drill event inconsistent with the drill recipe; prescribing an adjusted drill recipe using the drill analysis engine using the neural network or the regression based on the correlation determined from the field-specific model in response to the drill event, the adjusted drill recipe including adjusted prescribed segments; and drilling the well based on the adjusted drill recipe.

US Pat. No. 10,364,660

PROPPANT-FREE CHANNELS IN A PROPPED FRACTURE USING ULTRA-LOW DENSITY, DEGRADABLE PARTICULATES

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method comprising:introducing a proppant-free fluid into a wellbore penetrating a subterranean formation to create or enhance one or more fractures, wherein the proppant-free fluid comprises a first base fluid;
introducing, in alternating order, a proppant-laden fluid and a spacer fluid into the one or more fractures,
wherein the proppant-laden fluid comprises a second base fluid and a binding agent-coated proppant comprising proppant coated with a binding agent, and,
wherein the spacer fluid comprises a third base fluid and degradable ultra-low density particulates, wherein the degradable ultra-low density particulates comprise expanded materials having a density of about 0.1g/cc or less, wherein the degradable ultra-low density particulates are present in the spacer fluid in an amount from about 1% to about 10% the weight of the third base fluid;
forming a proppant pack in the one or more fractures, wherein the proppant pack comprises the binding agent-coated proppant and the degradable ultra-low density particulates; and, producing hydrocarbons through the proppant pack; wherein the hydrocarbons degrade the degradable ultra-low density particulates to leave behind particulate-free channels.

US Pat. No. 10,364,657

COMPOSITE DRILL GUN

Halliburton Energy Servic...

9. A method, comprising:triggering a percussion detonator of a drill gun in a downhole environment to generate an explosion, the drill gun including:
a carrier having an interior fluidly open to the downhole environment, the carrier being made of a composite material;
a plurality of encapsulated charges within the interior of the carrier;
a detonation housing coupled to the carrier and including the percussion detonator, the percussion detonator being entirely fluidly isolated from the downhole environment by a seal; and
a detonation train coupling the percussion detonator to the plurality of encapsulated charges, wherein the detonation train includes a detonation cord passing into an interior of the detonation housing through the seal;
propagating successive additional explosions down the detonation train in response to generating the explosion at the percussion detonator; and
detonating the plurality of encapsulated charges in response to propagating the successive additional explosions.

US Pat. No. 10,364,656

ANNULAR FLOW RINGS FOR SAND CONTROL SCREEN ASSEMBLIES

Halliburton Energy Servic...

9. A method, comprising:drawing a fluid through a sand screen and into a flow annulus defined between the sand screen and an outer surface of a base pipe;
flowing the fluid axially along the outer surface of the base pipe within the flow annulus and beneath an annular flow ring positioned about the base pipe and operatively coupled to the sand screen, the annular flow ring including a cylindrical outer sleeve, a cylindrical inner sleeve received within and coupled to the outer sleeve, and a plurality of radial projections extending radially inward from the inner sleeve and into the flow annulus; and
radially supporting the annular flow ring against the outer surface of the base pipe with the plurality of radial projections;
wherein a plurality of outer sleeve radial projections are provided on an inner wall of the outer sleeve at or near an end of the outer sleeve, the method further comprising radially supporting the annular flow ring against the outer surface of the base pipe with the plurality of radial projections and the plurality of outer sleeve radial projections.

US Pat. No. 10,364,653

ACTUATION TOOL HAVING A NON-BALLISTIC FORCE GENERATING MECHANISM

BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPAN...

17. A method of actuating a downhole device comprising:activating a non-ballistic first actuator to deliver a first activation pressure having a first force defined by a first force profile to the downhole device by delivering electrical energy to an electromagnetic launcher that delivers the first activation pressure to the downhole device; and
activating a non-ballistic second actuator to deliver a second activation pressure having a second force profile including a second force, that is substantially greater than the first force, to the downhole device.

US Pat. No. 10,364,652

MISALIGNMENT IN COUPLING SHUNT TUBES OF WELL SCREEN ASSEMBLIES

Halluburton Energy Servic...

1. A well screen system, comprising:a first well screen assembly comprising a first base pipe, a first screen around the first base pipe and a first shunt tube arranged axially along the first base pipe;
a second well screen assembly comprising a second base pipe coupled to the first base pipe, a second screen around the second base pipe and a second shunt tube arranged axially along the second base pipe;
a jumper tube having a non-circular cross-section between and fluidically coupling the first and second shunt tubes; and
a tubular misalignment joint having a first end azimuthally or rotationally movable relative to a second end to compensate for misalignment of the first shunt tube and the jumper tube.

US Pat. No. 10,364,649

MULTI-ZONE FRACTURING WITH FULL WELLBORE ACCESS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A sleeve assembly for use in a wellbore, the sleeve assembly comprising:a magnetic sensor system for detecting a magnetic field output from a magnetic shifting device moving through the sleeve assembly;
a collapsible baffle that is moveable from a radially open position to a radially collapsed position in response to the magnetic sensing system detecting the magnetic field from the magnetic shifting device, wherein the radially collapsed position is sized for receiving an isolation component moving through the sleeve assembly;
a sliding sleeve disposed adjacent the collapsible baffle and moveable to expose ports for providing access to a formation from inside the wellbore, in response to force from the isolation component engaged with the collapsible baffle; and
a shifting sleeve to cover the collapsible baffle when the collapsible baffle is in the radially open position.

US Pat. No. 10,364,637

DOWNHOLE SUB WITH COLLAPSIBLE BAFFLE AND METHODS FOR USE

Halliburton Energy Servic...

12. An apparatus for treating a subterranean formation, comprising:a housing, wherein the housing is suitable for connection to a section of casing of a casing string;
a sleeve disposed within the housing and movable between a first position and a second position; and
a collapsible baffle disposed within the housing, wherein in the first position, the sleeve retains the collapsible baffle and in the second position, the collapsible baffle is permitted to collapse within the housing such that a fluid is permitted to flow through one or more perforations created downhole in the casing string and into a production zone and prevented from flowing within the casing string beyond the collapsible baffle due to a seal created by the collapsible baffle, wherein the collapsible baffle is actuated and the one or more perforations are created in a single run, and wherein the collapsible baffle comprises a split-ring that includes a split, wherein the collapsible baffle has a first diameter when in an uncollapsed position and a second diameter when in a collapsed position, and wherein the second diameter is smaller than the first diameter.

US Pat. No. 10,364,625

MECHANICALLY COUPLING A BEARING ASSEMBLY TO A ROTATING CONTROL DEVICE

Halliburton Energy Servic...

14. A method comprising:coupling a bearing assembly to an outer mandrel of a latching assembly, wherein the latching assembly comprises:
a running tool coupling assembly positioned on the outer mandrel; and
a rotating control device (RCD) coupling assembly positioned on a side of the outer mandrel;
coupling a running tool to the running tool coupling assembly;
positioning, using the running tool, the latching assembly within an RCD; and
actuating the RCD coupling assembly to couple the latching assembly to the RCD.

US Pat. No. 10,364,623

EXTENDED SHALE SHAKER SCREEN HANDLE(S)

United Wire Limited, Abe...

1. A system, comprising:a fastening portion having a total length defined between a first end and an opposite second end, a total width defined between a front surface and an opposite rear surface, and a total height defined between a bottom surface and an opposite top surface, wherein the total length is greater than the total width and the total height, the total width is less than the total length and the total height, and a cross-sectional shape of the fastening portion is rectangular;
a handling portion coupled to the opposite top surface of the fastening portion and comprising a plurality of grips adapted for handling by an operator, wherein the handling portion extends away from the opposite top surface of the fastening portion at an obtuse angle from a vertical plane defined by the total width of the fastening portion; and
a screen coupled to the fastening portion such that the plurality of grips of the handle portion is positioned directly above a top or a top surface of the screen and vertically overlaps a portion of the top or the surface of the screen and extends along a majority portion, at least 50%, of the total length of the fastening portion.

US Pat. No. 10,364,620

DRILL ROD CLAMPING SYSTEM AND METHODS OF USING SAME

BLY IP INC., Salt Lake C...

1. A drill rod clamping system for securing a drill rod in a selected position, the drill rod clamping system having a longitudinal axis and comprising:a hollow spindle having a central bore, an inner surface, an outer surface, a base portion and an upper portion extending upwardly from the base portion relative to the longitudinal axis, wherein the upper portion defines a plurality of axial slots that extend between the inner and outer surfaces of the hollow spindle;
a plurality of jaws coupled to the spindle and being moveable radially inwardly to a closed drill rod gripping position and radially outwardly to an open drill rod releasing position, wherein each jaw is at least partially received within a respective axial slot of the plurality of axial slots of the upper portion of the hollow spindle;
an actuator configured to move the plurality of jaws between the closed drill rod gripping position and the open drill rod releasing position;
a compressed gas spring assembly configured to exert sufficient force on the actuator to close the jaws of the drill rod clamping system, wherein the compressed gas spring assembly comprises a plurality of compressed gas springs, and wherein each compressed gas spring comprises a cylinder containing compressed gas and a piston urged by the compressed gas outwardly of the cylinder to the end of its stroke; and
a hydraulic operator configured to exert force on the actuator to overcome the force of the compressed gas spring assembly to effect opening of the jaws of the drill rod clamping system.

US Pat. No. 10,364,617

SLIP RING WITH A TENSIONED CONTACT ELEMENT

Halliburton Energy Servic...

10. A method for assembling a slip ring comprising a ring assembly and a contact assembly, the method comprising:(a) providing the ring assembly, wherein the ring assembly comprises an electrically conductive ring, wherein the conductive ring has a perimeter, and wherein the conductive ring comprises a conductive ring engagement surface extending around the perimeter of the conductive ring;
(b) providing the contact assembly, wherein the contact assembly comprises a contact block and a contact element, wherein the contact element comprises a first contact element end, a second contact element end, and an electrically conductive contact element engagement surface;
(c) extending the contact element around the conductive ring so that the contact element forms a loop around the conductive ring between the first contact element end and the second contact element end and so that the contact element engagement surface is engaged with the conductive ring engagement surface along an electrical contact section of the loop, wherein the loop has a loop length;
(d) connecting both the first contact element end and the second contact element end with the contact block;
(e) tensioning the contact element against the conductive ring engagement surface, wherein tensioning comprises at least one of adjusting a distance between the contact block and the conductive ring using a device comprising one or more adjustable screws carried by the contact block, and adjusting the loop length of the contact element using a device comprising a contact block clamp carried by the contact block; and
(f) urging the contact element against the conductive ring engagement surface with a biasing mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,364,614

POLYCRYSTALLINE ULTRA-HARD CONSTRUCTIONS WITH MULTIPLE SUPPORT MEMBERS

Smith International, Inc....

1. A polycrystalline ultra-hard construction for mounting on a tool body comprising:a polycrystalline ultra-hard material body having a first phase of bonded together diamond crystals, and having a plurality of second phases disposed within the first phase, wherein second phases are selected from the group consisting of empty voids, a reaction product with the polycrystalline diamond, a catalyst material used to form the first phase, and combinations thereof;
multiple support members attached to the polycrystalline ultra-hard material body, wherein the multiple support members comprise:
a backside support member that is attached to the polycrystalline ultra-hard material body along a backside surface of the polycrystalline ultra-hard material body by a first braze material; and
a side support member extending circumferentially along a side surface of the backside support member and a side surface of the polycrystalline ultra-hard material body and extending along an axial length of the polycrystalline ultra-hard material body, wherein the side support member is attached to the backside support member and to the polycrystalline ultra-hard material body by a second braze material, said ultra-hard construction being attachable to said tool body.

US Pat. No. 10,364,612

ROLLER CUTTING ELEMENT CONSTRUCTION

SMITH INTERNATIONAL, INC....

1. A roller cutting element comprising:a diamond-body comprising a matrix phase of intercrystalline bonded diamond, and a plurality of interstitial regions dispersed within the matrix phase;
an infiltration substrate having a first diameter attached to the diamond body;
an extension attached to the infiltration substrate, the extension having a first section having the first diameter and a second section having a second diameter less than the first diameter, wherein the first section is attached to the infiltration substrate, and wherein the second section is integral with the first section; and
a sleeve including a cavity accommodating the second section of the extension therein, the cavity having an opening that is adjacent the first section of the extension.

US Pat. No. 10,364,611

DRILL HEAD FOR EXPANDING A PILOT BORE IN ORDER TO CREATE A BOREHOLE

Herrenknecht, Schwanau (...

1. A drill head for expanding a pilot bore in order to create a borehole having a borehole wall as a result of loosening rock surrounding the pilot bore in the region of a working face, which extends in a substantially right-angled manner to the pilot bore for HDD operation, comprising;a basic body, with a connection element for a pilot bore string;
at least two tool holders for drilling tools, wherein at least one tool holder is on the basic body, wherein at least one tool holder is at a greater spacing radially from the basic body than the at least one other tool holder and at least one outer and one inner drilling tool are movable into engagement with the working face, and wherein the at least one inner drilling tool and the at least one outer drilling tool are each offset at an angle in relation to the working face;
at least a first receiving tool which comprises an additional drilling tool for engaging a region of the working face, wherein the receiving tool is configured to receive the drill cuttings loosened at the working face and removes them from the drilling region and stabilize the drill head from unwanted vertical movement in the horizontal bore; and
at least a second receiving tool for receiving drill cuttings which are located on the bottom horizontal wall of the borehole, the receiving tool comprising a receiving surface at an angle of <20° in relation to the alignment line of the borehole.

US Pat. No. 10,364,607

WHIPSTOCK ASSEMBLIES WITH A RETRACTABLE TENSION ARM

Halliburton Energy Servic...

7. A method, comprising:conveying a whipstock assembly into a wellbore, the whipstock assembly including a whipstock having a ramped surface, a mill releasably coupled to the whipstock with a shear bolt and providing a mill profile, and a tension arm pivotably coupled to the whipstock and having an engagement head engaged with the mill profile, wherein the engagement head provides an engagement profile defining one or more arm profile features and the mill profile defines one or more mill profile features; and
assuming at least a portion of a tensile load applied to the shear bolt with the tension arm as the whipstock assembly moves within the wellbore, wherein assuming at least a portion of the tensile load applied to the shear bolt with the tension arm comprises:
mating the one or more arm profile features with the one or more mill profile features and thereby preventing relative movement between the engagement profile and the mill profile.

US Pat. No. 10,364,605

ROTARY PERCUSSIVE DEVICE

SMITH INTERNATIONAL, INC....

15. A method of providing rotary power to a rotary percussive device, the method comprising:producing a torque using a rotational translator including a rotational stator and rotational rotor;
using the torque to cause the rotational rotor to rotate; and
converting rotation of the rotational rotor to axial motion and thereby causing an axial stator to move axially, the axial stator longitudinally overlapping the rotational stator.

US Pat. No. 10,364,597

GESTURE ACCESS AND OBJECT IMPACT AVOIDANCE SYSTEM FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

ADAC Plastics, Inc., Gra...

1. A gesture access and object impact avoidance system for a motor vehicle, comprising:at least one radar signal transmitter configured to be mounted to the motor vehicle and responsive to activation thereof to emit radar signals,
at least one radar signal receiver configured to be mounted to the motor vehicle and to produce radar detection signals, the radar detection signals including at least one reflected radar signal in response to detection by the at least one radar signal receiver of at least one of the emitted radar signals reflected by an object toward the at least one radar signal receiver,
at least one processor operatively connected to the at least one radar transmitter and the at least one radar receiver, the at least one processor programmed to activate the at least one radar signal transmitter and to be operable in either of (i) a gesture access mode to control an actuator associated with an access closure of the motor vehicle to lock, unlock, open or close the access closure in response to an object within a sensing region of the at least one radar signal receiver exhibiting a predefined gesture, and (ii) an object impact avoidance mode to activate a warning device or control an actuator associated with an impact avoidance device of the motor vehicle in response to an object being within a predefined distance of the at least one radar signal receiver, and
at least one memory having instructions stored therein executable by the at least one processor to cause the at least one processor to be responsive to the motor vehicle disabled from moving to operate in the gesture access mode, and to be responsive to the motor vehicle moving or enabled to move to operate in the object impact avoidance mode.

US Pat. No. 10,364,593

CLOSURE RELEASE DEVICE

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A closure release device, comprising:a housing fixedly attached to a closure;
an actuating lever rotatably disposed on an axis of rotation on the housing;
a crank lever rotatably disposed on the axis of rotation;
a coupling member to selectively couple the actuating lever to the crank lever for rotation therewith;
a shape memory alloy (SMA) actuator to selectively cause the coupling member to selectively couple the actuating lever to the crank lever wherein the SMA actuator is electrically actuated, and the crank lever is to connect to a latch to selectively release or engage the latch in response to a coupling state of the actuating lever with the crank lever and an actuation state of the actuating lever;
an SMA actuator module attachable to the crank lever, the SMA actuator module including an enclosure having the SMA actuator arranged therein; and
a seal disposed on the SMA actuator module to seal against the actuating lever wherein the actuating lever presents a constant radius at an interface with the seal to maintain contact between the seal and the actuating lever during movement of the actuating lever,
wherein the coupling state has a coupled state corresponding to an unlocked state of the closure, and wherein the coupling state has an uncoupled state corresponding to a locked state of the closure.

US Pat. No. 10,364,588

SHELTER SYSTEM

Go Papa, LLLP, Littleton...

1. A shelter system, comprising:a collapsible shelter comprising:
a number of vertical support legs extending substantially perpendicular to a collapsible truss section interconnecting the number of vertical support legs;
a canopy securable to the collapsible truss section of the collapsible shelter, wherein the canopy includes:
an arcuate interface spanning from a first vertical support leg to an adjacent second vertical support leg; and
an attachment mechanism to releasably engage the canopy and arcuate interface with the first vertical support leg; and
a connection member to connect the canopy to a separate self-supporting tent structure by engaging with the arcuate interface, wherein the connection member includes a flysheet portion separate from the separate self-support tent structure.

US Pat. No. 10,364,583

DEPLOYABLE SELF-SUSTAINING SHELTER

1. A structure comprising:an expandable structural frame adapted to expand to an expanded condition and retract to a retracted condition, wherein the expandable structural frame comprises a first frame member and a second frame member, said first and second frame members telescopically connected to one another for expansion and retraction of the structure;
a first electrical flow path adapted for providing electrical power to the structure in the expanded condition;
a second electrical flow path adapted for providing electrical power to the structure in the retracted condition, said second electrical flow path different from the first electrical flow path;
an electrically conductive switching device, said electrically conductive switching device comprising a caster carriage dongle, in a fixed position with respect to the first frame member and adapted to maintain moving contact with the second frame member during expansion and retraction of the structure; and
an expandable HVAC system including primary ductwork, secondary ductwork, and tertiary ductwork, wherein the primary ductwork, secondary ductwork, and tertiary ductwork are adapted to together define an expanded configuration and a retracted configuration;
wherein the expandable HVAC system defines a first fluid pathway in the expanded configuration and a second fluid pathway in the retracted conditions, said second fluid pathway being different from the first fluid pathway.

US Pat. No. 10,364,582

DEVICE FOR REPAIRING CRACK IN WALL

SAKAEGUMI CORPORATION, T...

1. A device for repairing a crack in a wall comprising:an injection nozzle that has a nozzle part, with a front end adapted to be positioned on a crack in a wall and adapted to inject filler into the crack, and an inflow pipe that is connected to the nozzle part and sends filler to the nozzle part,
an adsorption disk that is fixed to a supporting shaft in which a suction passage for sucking air is formed to be adsorbed to a wall surface by sucking air through the suction passage, and to be detached from the wall surface by releasing the suction,
an arm that has a front end part and a rear end part in the axial direction, and is supported by the supporting shaft through a first universal joint and supports an inflow pipe of the injection nozzle in the front end part through a second universal joint, and
a plurality of contact members that are attached to the rear end part of the arm, front ends of the plurality of contact members being adapted to contact the wall surface, and receiving a moment load generated in the arm when injecting the filler into the crack by means of the injection nozzle,
wherein the plurality of contact members are arranged in a direction orthogonal to the axial direction of the arm,
wherein the first universal joint comprises a spherical rotating member having a through hole through which the supporting shaft is inserted and a ring-like retention ring that rotatably retains the spherical rotating member,
a male screw is formed on an outer periphery of the supporting shaft,
a pressing coil spring is provided on the supporting shaft so that the pressing coil spring is loosely fitted to the supporting shaft in a compressed state between an upper surface of the adsorption disk and a lower surface of the arm, and
a regulation nut part that is screwed with the male screw on the supporting shaft on an upper surface side of the arm and regulates an upward movement of the arm is provided.

US Pat. No. 10,364,579

VENTED AND WATER CONTROL CLADDING SYSTEM

Norwood Architecture, Inc...

1. A vented and water control system, consisting of:an exterior cladding panel configured to be mounted at a wall of a structure, the exterior cladding panel consisting of glass fiber reinforced plastic having a front surface, a back surface, and an omnidirectional relief pattern integral with the back surface and defined by a plurality of elements that form an omnidirectional ventilation and drainage plane between the wall and the back surface when the exterior cladding panel is mounted at the wall; and,
a non-structural finish layer located on the exterior cladding panel.

US Pat. No. 10,364,572

PREFABRICATED WALL PANEL FOR UTILITY INSTALLATION

Innovative Building Techn...

1. A utility panel, comprising:an exterior panel that includes:
a core;
a first board coupled to an exterior-facing surface of the core;
a second board coupled to an interior-facing surface of the core, wherein:
the core includes a foam plastic core that has the exterior-facing surface and the interior-facing surface,
the first board includes a magnesium oxide board coupled to the exterior-facing surface of the foam plastic core, and
the second board includes a fiber cement board coupled to the interior-facing surface of the foam plastic core;
a weather resistive barrier coupled to the first board, wherein the first board is positioned between the weather resistive barrier and the core; and
a plurality of cladding panels coupled to the weather resistive barrier, wherein the weather resistive barrier is positioned between the plurality of cladding panels and the first board;
a plurality of studs coupled to the exterior panel, wherein the plurality of studs include a plurality of punched studs;
a hat channel coupled to the plurality of studs substantially opposite the exterior panel, wherein the hat channel is substantially perpendicular to the plurality of studs; and
an interior panel coupled to the hat channel opposite the plurality of studs.

US Pat. No. 10,364,562

SANITARY WASHING DEVICE

TOTO LTD., Kitakyushi-Sh...

1. A sanitary washing device comprising:a heating part;
a first temperature sensor configured to sense temperature of water heated by the heating part;
a second temperature sensor provided downstream of the first temperature sensor and configured to sense temperature of the water;
a nozzle provided downstream of the second temperature sensor and configured to jet the water toward human private parts; and
a controlling part configured to determine that the second temperature sensor is abnormal when change of the temperature sensed by the first temperature sensor is larger than a predetermined first value and change of the temperature sensed by the second temperature sensor is smaller than a predetermined second value.

US Pat. No. 10,364,557

FAUCETS PROVIDING MIXED WATER AND AIR FLOW

GLOBE UNION INDUSTRIAL CO...

1. A faucet comprising:a faucet base having a first and second end, the faucet base being adapted to be mounted to support the faucet near the first end and to regulate a water flow through the faucet;
a water hose coupled with the faucet base by extending through the first end and second end of the faucet base, the water hose being adapted to be flexible and movable through an opening in the first end and through an opening in the second end;
a faucet head movably coupled to the second end of the faucet base, the faucet head being adapted to be dismountable from the second end of the faucet base while remaining coupled to the water hose to direct a mixture of water-and-air flow to a location away from the faucet base and to be relocated back to the second end the faucet base to discharge the mixture of water-and-air flow while being coupled to the faucet base;
a chamber within the faucet head having a first end and a second end, the first end of the chamber being coupled with the water hose and being coupled, in a dismountable manner, to the second end of the faucet base, the second end of the chamber providing an outlet to discharge the mixture of water-and-air flow;
a water valve within the chamber and located between the first end and the second end of the chamber, the water valve comprising:
at least one air inlet and a water inlet to enable mixing air from the at least one air inlet with water from the water inlet, the water inlet being coupled with the water hose, the at least one air inlet being coupled with the chamber, and
a control valve movable within the water valve between a first position and a second position, the first position enabling mixing air from the at least one air inlet with water from the water inlet to provide the mixture of water-and-air flow, and the second position enabling shut-off of the mixture of water-and-air flow, a direction of the control valve's movement between the first position and the second position being substantially parallel to a direction of the water flow from the first end of the chamber to the second end of the chamber, the control valve using a water pressure supplied by the water hose to facilitate an operation of the control valve; and
a control member movably coupled with the faucet head, the control member being adapted to enable an operation of the control valve within the water valve by pressing the control member from a side of the faucet head to move the control valve between the first position and the second position, wherein
the chamber includes a cavity between the first end and the second end of the chamber for receiving the water valve, and the water valve is a pre-assembled assembly with the control valve inside the water valve and with a driving member protruding through one end of the water valve and coupled with the control valve to cause the control valve to move between the first and the second position.

US Pat. No. 10,364,555

THERMAL MONITOR CLAMP AND METHOD FOR DETECTING THE TEMPERATURE OF A FLUID WITHIN A CONDUIT

Sentinel Hydrosolutions, ...

1. A noninvasive thermal monitor clamp for detecting the temperature of a fluid within a thermally-conductive fluid conduit to determine the fluid flow rate of the fluid, comprising:a heat sink;
a spring clip disposed to removably mount the heat sink to an outer surface of the fluid conduit, wherein the spring clip and the heat sink circumscribe the fluid conduit;
an electric temperature sensor attached to the heat sink, in thermal communication with the outer surface of the fluid conduit and capable of sensing heat energy of the fluid within the fluid conduit;
a heating element attached to the heat sink and thermally coupled to the temperature sensor, wherein the temperature sensor is capable of sensing heat energy of the heating element; and
monitoring the temperature when the heating element is active to determine the amount of time for the heat energy added by the heating element to propagate to the electric temperature sensor, wherein a propagation time of the heat energy from the heating element to the electric temperature sensor is a direct function of the fluid flow rate of the fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,364,554

WEAR ASSEMBLY

ESCO GROUP LLC, Portland...

1. A wear member for attachment to earth working equipment to protect the equipment from wear during use, the wear member comprising a wear surface to contact the ground during operation of the earth working equipment, a mounting structure to effect mounting of the wear member on the earth working equipment, a hole defined by a wall extending through the wear member and opening in both the wear surface and the mounting structure to receive a lock to hold the wear member to the earth working equipment, the wall defining the hole including a retaining structure between the wear surface and the mounting structure, and the retaining structure having an upper shoulder and a lower shoulder for contacting corresponding bearing surfaces on the lock to positively hold the lock in the hole against inward and outward forces on the lock wherein the wall defining the hole defines a passage adjacent the retaining structure and extending along the length of the hole from the mounting structure toward the wear surface to permit a lock component of a unified construction to be installed in the hole and contact the upper shoulder and the lower shoulder.

US Pat. No. 10,364,552

EXCAVATOR LINKAGE ANGLE DETERMINATION USING A LASER DISTANCE METER

Caterpillar Trimble Contr...

1. An excavator calibration framework comprising an excavator, a laser distance meter (LDM), and a laser reflector, wherein:the excavator comprises a machine chassis, an excavating linkage assembly, an excavating implement, and control architecture;
the excavating linkage assembly comprises an excavator boom, and an excavator stick, and a four-bar linkage that collectively define a plurality of linkage assembly positions;
the excavator stick is mechanically coupled to a terminal pivot point B of the excavator boom;
the four-bar linkage comprises a node D, a node F, a node G, and a node H, and linkages disposed therebetween, the linkage between the nodes D and F defining a dogbone linkage;
the LDM is configured to generate one or more measurement signals indicative of a distance and an angle between the LDM and the laser reflector;
an outer triangle BGF is defined between the node F, the terminal pivot point B, and the node G;
the outer triangle BGF comprises a first length BG, a second length BFi, a third length GFi;
the node D is positioned within the outer triangle BGF and defines, with the outer triangle BGF, three inner triangles DGB, DBF, and DFG within the outer triangle BGF;
the control architecture comprises one or more linkage assembly actuators and an architecture controller programmed to execute an iterative process, the iterative process comprising:
disposing the laser reflector at a position corresponding to the node F;
generating a measurement signal indicative of a distance and an angle between the LDM and the laser reflector;
determining a position of the node F based on the generated measurement signal;
determining the second length BFi and the third length GFi of the outer triangle BGF at least partially based on the position of the node F;
determining an angle BGD (?BGD) of the inner triangle DGB at least partially based on the second length BFi, and the third length GFi of the outer triangle BGF;
determining a position of the node D at least partially based on the angle BGD (?BGD);
determining a length BD along the excavator stick between the terminal pivot point B and the node D at least partially based on the position of the node D; and
determining a dogbone angle BDF (?BDF) of the inner triangle DBF based on the length BD along the excavator stick, a dogbone length DF of the dogbone linkage of the four-bar linkage, and the second length BFi of the outer triangle BGF, the dogbone angle BDF (?BDF) corresponding to an angular orientation of the dogbone linkage with respect to the length BD along the excavator stick; and
the architecture controller is further programmed to:
repeat the iterative process i times until i passes an iterative threshold;
generate an actual dogbone angle BDF (?BDFactual) based on a series of dogbone angles BDF determined from the iterative process; and
operate the excavator using the actual dogbone angle (?BDFactual).

US Pat. No. 10,364,539

PET EXCREMENT COLLECTION APPARATUS

1. A pet excrement collection apparatus comprising:a handle having a cavity, a trigger aperture extending through said handle to the cavity, and an extension aperture extending through said handle to the cavity;
a hollow extension pole coupled to the handle, the extension pole having an open proximal end, an open distal end, a dorsal side, and a ventral side, the distal end being forked and having a left tine and a right tine, the distal end having a jaw rod aperture between the left tine and the right tine;
a trigger coupled to the handle, the trigger having an exposed portion and an internal portion, the internal portion being pivotably coupled within the cavity of the handle and the exposed portion extending through the trigger aperture, the trigger having a rest position and an alternate squeezed position;
a jaw rod coupled to the trigger, the jaw rod having a trigger end coupled to the trigger and the trigger spring, the jaw rod extending through the hollow extension pole and out the jaw rod aperture of the distal end, the jaw rod having a toothed end extending beyond the jaw rod aperture and between the right tine and the left tine, the toothed end having a plurality of jaw rod teeth, the jaw rod having a retracted position when the trigger is in the rest position and an alternate extended position when the trigger is in the squeezed position;
a pair of arms coupled to the distal end of the extension pole, the pair of arms comprising a right arm pivotably coupled to the right tine and a left arm pivotably coupled to the left tine, each of the right arm and the left arm having a pivot end and a bag end, each of the pivot ends having a toothed rotator wheel, each of the toothed rotator wheels having a plurality of rotator teeth engaged with the plurality of jaw rod teeth of the jaw rod, translational movement of the jaw rod from the retracted position to the extended position thus rotating the pair of arms from a closed position to an alternate open position;
a bag frame having a rear side, a front side, a pair of bag cable apertures, and a pair of bag rod apertures, each of the pair of bag cable apertures and each of the pair of bag rod apertures extending from the front side through to the rear side;
a pair of bag rods coupled to the bag frame, each of the pair of bag rods having a toothed portion and a smooth portion, the pair of bag rods being coupled within the pair of bag rod apertures having the toothed portion extending from the rear side of the bag frame and the smooth portion extending from the front side of bag frame, the toothed portion having a plurality of bag rod teeth and a release end, the smooth portion having a terminal end;
a waste bag coupled to the bag frame, the waste bag having a frame side, a pair of lateral sides, and a terminal side, the frame side being continuously coupled to the bag frame and the terminal side having a pair of terminal apertures, the pair of terminal apertures being slidingly coupled to the pair of bag rods;
a pair of bag rod receptacle mechanisms coupled to each of the pair of arms, the pair of bag rod receptacle mechanisms selectively receiving the pair of bag rods, each of the pair of bag receptacle mechanisms having a spring-loaded gear wheel and a release mechanism, the gear wheel engaging the plurality of bag rod teeth, the pair of bag rods winding a recoil spring of each of the gear wheels as it is inserted, the release mechanism engaging the release end of the pair of bag rods and alternatively releasing the pair of bag rods when activated, the gear wheels ejecting the pair of bag rods as the recoil spring unwinds;
an ejection lever cable coupled to each of the pair of bag rod receptacle mechanisms, the ejection lever having a split end and a lever end, the split end being coupled to the release mechanism of each of the pair of bag receptacle mechanisms; and
a bag eject lever coupled within the hollow extension pole, the bag eject lever having a cable end coupled to the lever end of the ejection lever cable and a button end extending through a lever channel of the hollow extension pole, the bag eject lever having a lock position and an alternate release position, the release position pulling on the ejection lever cable to activate the release mechanism of each of the pair of bag receptacle mechanisms, the bag eject lever having a lever spring coupled to the hollow extension pole, the lever spring automatically returning the bag eject lever from the release position to the lock position.

US Pat. No. 10,364,521

OPERATING METHOD FOR WASHING MACHINE

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of operating a washing machine having a pulsator rotatably provided in a tub, the method comprising:a divisional rotation mode having:
a first divisional rotation process of rotating the pulsator with a first end angle in one direction around a rotation shaft; and
a second divisional rotation process of rotating the pulsator with a second end angle in the other direction around the rotation shaft, wherein the first end angle is greater than the second end angle,
wherein the first divisional rotation process divides the first end angle into at least two angles to rotate the pulsator in the one direction, and
wherein the second divisional rotation process divides the second end angle into at least two angles to rotate the pulsator in the other direction,
wherein the first divisional rotation process includes suspending the pulsator between the two divided angles of the first end angle, and the second divisional rotation process includes suspending the pulsator between the two divided angles of the second end angle.

US Pat. No. 10,364,517

ARTICLE OF FOOTWEAR HAVING AN UPPER INCORPORATING A KNITTED COMPONENT

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. An upper for an article of footwear, the upper comprising:a knitted component formed of unitary knit construction,
the knitted component comprising a first knitted layer and a second knitted layer that are at least partially coextensive with each other,
the first knitted layer comprising a first yarn comprising a thermoplastic polymer material, the second knitted layer comprising a second yarn comprising a second material,
wherein a melting temperature of the thermoplastic polymer material is at least five degrees celsius lower than a melting temperature of second material; and
a component secured to the knitted component.

US Pat. No. 10,364,513

RADIATION PROTECTIVE MATERIAL

Ten Medical Design AB, O...

1. A radiation protective material, comprising:at least one layer of fibrous material with composite filaments, wherein the filaments are structured in a regular pattern to form the radiation protective material, wherein the filaments comprises a radiopaque composite material including a radiopaque substance, wherein the radiopaque substance is mixed within the composite material and substantially evenly distributed within the composite material, wherein the radiopaque substance is substantially evenly distributed over the entire cross section of the filament, from a center to a surface of the filament, and said filaments are made of a mixture of the radiopaque substance and an organic polymer matrix, such that radiopaque substance is embedded within the organic polymer matrix, wherein the radiopaque substance comprises at least one metal in oxidized form, elemental form, as an alloy, or in salt form in combination with the organic polymer matrix, and wherein the organic polymer matrix comprises at least one of polyvinyl, polyolefin, and polyacetate;
wherein the fibrous material is a woven regular pattern having 15-30 filaments per centimeter;
wherein an amount of the radiopaque substance of the filaments is more than 25% by weight less than 90% by weight of the total weight of the filaments;
wherein each filament forms a single filament yarn;
wherein the fibrous material comprises a first group of filaments and a second group of filaments, wherein the filaments of the first group are arranged in parallel in a first plane with gaps in-between the filaments of the first group, and the filaments of the second group are arranged in parallel in a second plane with gaps in-between the filaments of the second group, and wherein gaps are provided to permit airflow between a filament of the first group and neighboring filaments of the second group, and wherein each filament of the second group has a diameter sized to partially overlap two filaments of the first group along the length of the filaments and to cover the gap between the two filaments of the first group,
the filaments have a diameter in the range of 0.5 mm to 1.5 mm; and
wherein said combination of woven regular pattern, filaments per centimeter, amount of radiopaque substance and filament diameter together provide said at least one layer with a radiopacity that permits penetration of not more than about 60% of X-ray radiation when exposed at 100 kV and 10 mAs charge in combination with a water-vapor resistance of up to 25 Ret.

US Pat. No. 10,364,509

ALKYL PUSH FLOW FOR VERTICAL FLOW ROTATING DISK REACTORS

Veeco Instruments Inc., ...

1. A method of treating substrates comprising:rotating a substrate support about an axis while supporting one or more substrates on said support so that one or more surfaces of the substrates to be treated lie substantially perpendicular to said axis; and
introducing a reactant gas and a carrier gas into said chamber so that said gases flow within said chamber toward said one or more surfaces in one or more streams having substantially uniform velocity at different radial distances from said axis so that different portions of said one or more surfaces at different radial distances from said axis receive substantially the same amount of said reactant gas per unit time per unit area; and,
mixing at least some of said reactant gas with said carrier gas so that gas flowing toward radially outward portions of said one or more surfaces has a higher concentration of said reactant gas than gas flowing toward radially inward portions of said one or more surfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,364,505

DYNAMIC MODULATION OF CROSS FLOW MANIFOLD DURING ELECROPLATING

Lam Research Corporation,...

1. An electroplating apparatus comprising:(a) an electroplating chamber configured to contain an electrolyte and an anode while electroplating metal onto a substantially planar substrate;
(b) a substrate holder configured to hold the substantially planar substrate such that a plating face of the substrate is separated from the anode during electroplating, the substrate holder comprising a cup that supports the substrate at its periphery;
(c) an ionically resistive element including a substrate-facing surface that is separated from the plating face of the substrate by a gap of about 10 mm or less, the gap forming a cross flow manifold between the ionically resistive element and the substrate,
wherein the ionically resistive element is at least coextensive with the plating face of the substrate during electroplating, and wherein the ionically resistive element is adapted to provide ionic transport through the ionically resistive element during electroplating;
(d) a side inlet to the cross flow manifold for introducing electrolyte to the cross flow manifold;
(e) a side outlet to the cross flow manifold for receiving electrolyte flowing in the cross flow manifold,
wherein the side inlet and side outlet are positioned proximate azimuthally opposing perimeter locations on the plating face of the substrate during electroplating, and wherein the side inlet and side outlet are adapted to generate cross flowing electrolyte in the cross flow manifold; and
(f) a sealing member for wholly or partially sealing one or more outlets to the cross flow manifold other than the side outlet, wherein the sealing member is positioned at least partially below the cup of the substrate holder, and wherein when the sealing member is engaged the apparatus is in a sealed state, and when the sealing member is not engaged the apparatus is in an unsealed state; and
(g) a controller configured to cause intermittently switching between the sealed state and the unsealed state during electroplating.

US Pat. No. 10,364,504

FABRICATION OF MULTILAYERED NANOSIZED POROUS MEMBRANES AND THEIR USE FOR MAKING NOVEL NANOSTRUCTURES

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON, H...

1. A method for fabricating a nanostructure utilizing a multilayer porous membrane as a template, the method comprising:selecting a first layer for a multi-layer arrangement, wherein the first layer comprises a first material;
depositing a second layer on the first layer without bonding via inter-diffusion, wherein the first or second layer is mica, the second layer comprises a second material with an etch rate or an ionization potential that is different from the first material, and the multi-layer arrangement formed is freestanding;
irradiating the freestanding multi-layer arrangement once with high energy and subsequently etching the arrangement once via nuclear track processing to form one or more pores spanning through an entire thickness of both the first layer and second layer of said arrangement to form a multilayer porous template, wherein each of the one or more pores created by the irradiating and the etching steps provides cylinders or nanowires with more than one diameter; and
depositing a nano structure material in and through the one or more pores of the multi-layer template to form a nanostructure, wherein the nanostructure has a shape corresponding to the cylinders or nanowires with more than one diameter.

US Pat. No. 10,364,502

COMPOSITE HARDWARE FOR AN ELECTROCHEMICAL CELL

ITM POWER (RESEARCH) LIMI...

1. A composite cell plate comprising a polymer element laterally mated and interlocked, at a plurality of engagement points, with a tightly fitting resilient metal element,wherein the cell plate is circular,
wherein the polymer element is a hollow ring-shape, and
wherein the polymer element comprises a plurality of protrusions, which engage and interlock with corresponding apertures in the resilient metal element, at the engagement points.

US Pat. No. 10,364,498

GAS SUPPLY PIPE, AND GAS TREATMENT EQUIPMENT

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

4. Gas treatment equipment comprising:a treatment chamber containing a treatment target;
a gas supply pipe configured to supply a gas into the treatment chamber; and
a gas supply source connected to an inflow opening of the gas supply pipe, the gas supply pipe comprising
a first gas pipe having the inflow opening into which the gas flows and having first gas blow holes arranged apart from one another along a longitudinal direction, and
a second gas pipe provided coaxially with the first gas pipe, the second gas pipe having second gas blow holes arranged apart from one another along the longitudinal direction, and allowing the gas to flow in a direction opposite to the first gas pipe, wherein
each of the first gas blow holes corresponds to two or more of the second gas blow holes, forming a set of blow holes;
in each set of blow holes, the first gas blow hole is sandwiched by the two or more second gas blow holes;
two or more sets of blow holes are arranged apart from one another in the first gas pipe and the second gas pipe; and
the first gas blow holes and the second gas blow holes allow the gas to blow therefrom toward a center of the treatment target.

US Pat. No. 10,364,497

VAPOR BASED SITE-ISOLATED PROCESSING SYSTEMS AND METHODS

INTERMOLECULAR, INC., Sa...

1. A method for processing a substrate, the method comprising:providing a substrate;
positioning a showerhead above the substrate, wherein the showerhead comprises a plurality of injection ports, at least one isolation channel, and at least one exhaust port on a bottom surface thereof, wherein the at least one isolation channel separates the plurality of injection ports into two or more sections, wherein at least one of the two or more sections is a planar surface including a plurality of injection ports disposed in an array along a first axis and a second axis of the planar surface, the at least one exhaust port is positioned within the at least one isolation channel, and the plurality of injection ports are not in fluid communication with the at least one exhaust port within the showerhead;
causing at least one processing fluid to be delivered from the plurality of injection ports onto the substrate;
causing at least some of the at least one processing fluid to be removed from the substrate through the at least one exhaust port;
wherein the at least one isolation channel comprises an isolation wall extending from the bottom surface of the showerhead, and wherein a distance between a lower end of the isolation wall and the substrate is less than a distance between the plurality of injection ports and the substrate; and
wherein the showerhead further comprises at least one processing fluid channel formed therein, each of the at least one processing fluid channels being in fluid communication with the injection ports of a respective one of the two or more sections of injection ports, and wherein the causing of the at least one processing fluid to be delivered from the plurality of injection ports onto the substrate comprising delivering the at least one processing fluid to the at least one processing fluid channel.

US Pat. No. 10,364,490

CHROMIZING OVER CATHODIC ARC COATING

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

1. A chromium-rich cathodic arc coating comprising:a MCrAlY cathodic arc coating on a substrate, wherein M is a metal alloy comprising nickel, cobalt, iron, or a combination thereof and the cathodic arc coating comprises 25 to 50% chromium by weight based on the weight of the MCrAlY; and
a diffused chromide coating atop the MCrAlY cathodic arc coating, wherein the diffused chromide coating has a higher content of chromium than the MCrAlY cathodic arc coating, the combined thickness of the diffused chromide coating and the MCrAlY cathodic arc coating is 2.5 to 3 mil (0.0635 to 0.0762 mm), and the chromium-rich cathodic arc coating has a chromium rich phase with a depth of 0.1 to 2.5 mils (0.00254 to 0.0635).

US Pat. No. 10,364,475

WEAR-RESISTANT, SINGLE PENETRATION STAVE COOLERS

MacRae Technologies, Inc....

1. A wear-resistant stave cooler subject to a combination of abrasion, impacts, metallic, corrosion, heat and other effects during its use in a furnace, comprising:a cast copper stave body in which are cast liquid coolant piping, and including a hot face subject to wear during use;
a single steel collar embedded, or otherwise anchored into a backside of the cast copper stave body, and laterally positioned such that the stave cooler will hang on only it straight inside from a single penetration of a steel containment shell, and in which all external piping connections of the liquid coolant piping within are collected together as a single group and routed through the single steel collar; and
a wear protection barrier disposed on the hot face and that is limited to include at least one of horizontal rows of ribs and channels that retain metal inserts or refractory bricks, or pockets that assist in the retention of castable cement and/or accretions frozen in place from a melt, or an application of an area of hardfacing that is welded on in a pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,364,471

TUMOR SUPPRESSOR REC8 AS A BIOMARKER FOR GASTRIC CANCER

The Chinese University of...

1. A method for detecting the methylation status of REC8 gene, comprising the steps of:(1) treating genomic DNA obtained from a biological sample taken from a subject with a bisulfate;
(2) performing an amplification reaction to amplify the treated genomic DNA from step (1) using a primer comprising the nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO:11 or 12;
(3) analyzing the product of the amplification reaction from step (2) to determine the methylation status of REC8 gene.

US Pat. No. 10,364,467

USING SIZE AND NUMBER ABERRATIONS IN PLASMA DNA FOR DETECTING CANCER

The Chinese University of...

1. A method of analyzing a biological sample of an organism, the biological sample including nucleic acid molecules originating from normal cells and potentially from cells associated with cancer, wherein at least some of the nucleic acid molecules are cell-free in the biological sample, the method comprising:identifying a plurality of chromosomal regions of the organism, each chromosomal region including a plurality of loci;
for each of a plurality of the nucleic acid molecules in the biological sample:
measuring a size of the nucleic acid molecule; and
identifying a location of the nucleic acid molecule in a reference genome of the organism;
for each of the plurality of chromosomal regions:
identifying a respective group of nucleic acid molecules as being from the chromosomal region based on the identified locations, the respective group including at least one nucleic acid molecule located at each of the plurality of loci of the chromosomal region;
calculating, with a computer system, a respective amount of the respective group of nucleic acid molecules; and
comparing the respective amount to a count reference value to determine a count classification of whether the chromosomal region exhibits an aberration, the count classification for a first chromosomal region of the plurality of chromosomal regions indicating a first aberration;
identifying a first group of nucleic acid molecules as being from the first chromosomal region based on the identified locations;
calculating, with a computer system, a first statistical value of a first size distribution of the first group of nucleic acid molecules;
comparing the first statistical value to a size reference value to determine a size classification of whether the first chromosomal region exhibits the first aberration;
determining a final classification of whether the first chromosomal region exhibits the first aberration using the count classification and the size classification of the first chromosomal region; and
determining whether cancer exists in the organism using the final classification.

US Pat. No. 10,364,464

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR CO-AMPLIFYING SUBSEQUENCES OF A NUCLEIC ACID FRAGMENT SEQUENCE

The Broad Institute, Inc....

1. A method, comprising:a) providing:
i) a solid substrate that can be attached to at least one nucleic acid sequence bearing an attachment feature;
ii) a plurality of random primers comprising random primers bearing an attachment feature and lacking a universal sequence and random primers that do not bear said attachment feature, wherein the ratio of random primers bearing the attachment feature to random primers not bearing the attachment feature is between 30:70 and 70:30; and
iii) a plurality of nucleic acid fragments, comprising a plurality of subsequences and lacking terminal universal sequences;
b) annealing said plurality of nucleic acid fragments to said plurality of random primers under conditions that generate a plurality of linear amplified nucleic acid fragments incorporating said attachment feature; and
c) combining the solid substrate under conditions that attach the solid substrate, through the attachment feature, with either
(1) the plurality of random primers of (a)(ii) prior to step (b), or
(2) the plurality of linear amplified nucleic acid fragments generated in step (b).

US Pat. No. 10,364,456

METHOD FOR PROCESSING POLYNUCLEOTIDE-CONTAINING SAMPLES

HANDYLAB, INC., Franklin...

1. A method for processing polynucleotide-containing sample, the method comprising:retaining polynucleotides from a sample on a plurality of binding particles in a process chamber under a first set of conditions, wherein the retaining step comprises binding the polynucleotides to the surfaces of the plurality of binding particles comprising a poly-cationic substance, wherein the sample has a volume from 0.5 microliters to 3 milliliters;
wherein the first set of conditions includes a first pH of about 8.5 or less and a first temperature, wherein the first temperature is about 50° C.;
releasing the polynucleotide from the plurality of binding particles under a second set of conditions; and
wherein the second set of conditions includes increasing the pH to a second pH by addition of a hydroxide solution and increasing the temperature to a second temperature, wherein the second temperature is between about 80° C. and about 100° C.

US Pat. No. 10,364,452

STRIP-BASED ELECTROCHEMICAL SENSORS FOR QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS OF ANALYTES

The Regents of the Univer...

1. An electrochemical sensor, comprising:a substrate formed of an insulative material;
an electrode contingent including a first electrode and a second electrode on the substrate, wherein the first electrode includes a coating of carbon nanotubes (CNTs); and
an entrapment layer formed on the first electrode to attach an enzymatic substance capable of causing a redox reaction in the presence of a target analyte of a fluid sample which produces a redox-active product, wherein the entrapment layer is structured to include a conductive polymer film that is reversibly dopable to conduct charge carriers across the entrapment layer and at the first electrode,
wherein the conductive polymer film includes poly(thionine).

US Pat. No. 10,364,398

METHOD OF PRODUCING PRODUCT GAS FROM MULTIPLE CARBONACEOUS FEEDSTOCK STREAMS MIXED WITH A REDUCED-PRESSURE MIXING GAS

ThermoChem Recovery Inter...

1. A method for producing product gas from a carbonaceous material, the method comprising:(a) splitting a source of bulk carbonaceous material into a plurality of carbonaceous material streams;
(b) providing a supply of pressurized mixing gas;
(c) reducing a pressure of the pressurized mixing gas by between 5 psig to 750 psig to form a reduced-pressure mixing gas;
(d) mixing the reduced-pressure mixing gas with each of the plurality of carbonaceous material streams to form a plurality of gas-laden carbonaceous material streams, each having a carbonaceous material to gas weight ratio that is less than about 50:1;
(e) transferring said plurality of gas-laden carbonaceous material streams to a first reactor via a plurality of inlets that are circumferentially spaced apart from one another; and,
(f) endothermically reacting the transferred carbonaceous material with steam in a first reactor to produce a first reactor product gas containing char.

US Pat. No. 10,364,396

METHOD FOR THERMAL CONVERSION OF KETOACIDS AND HYDROTREAMENT TO HYDROCARBONS

NESTE OYJ, Espoo (FI)

1. A method for increasing the molecular weight of ketoacids, the method comprising:a) providing in a reactor a feedstock containing at least 80 wt % of at least one ketoacid; and
b) subjecting the feedstock to one or more C-C-coupling reaction(s) to produce a C-C-coupling reaction product;
wherein the one or more C-C-coupling reaction(s) are conducted by heating the feedstock to a temperature of 205-400° C. in an absence of a catalyst, and wherein the one or more C-C-coupling reaction(s) are conducted mainly in the liquid phase.

US Pat. No. 10,364,395

PYROLYSIS REACTOR SYSTEM FOR THE CONVERSION AND ANALYSIS OF ORGANIC SOLID WASTE

Kuwait Institute for Scie...

1. A pyrolysis reactor system for the conversion and analysis of organic solid waste, comprising:a pyrolysis fixed bed cylindrical reactor for converting organic solid waste into a solid product and a gas-liquid product mixture through pyrolysis, the reactor includes a three-zone furnace wherein each zone provides a temperature of up to 850° C., wherein the reactor includes a collection unit in direct communication therewith to collect the solid product;
a source of carrier gas in contact with the pyrolysis reactor for achieving pyrolytic conditions therein;
a first gas-liquid separator in fluid communication with the pyrolysis reactor and a chiller, the first gas-liquid separator receiving the gas-liquid product mixture directly from the pyrolysis reactor, separating a portion of gas therefrom, and outputting the portion of gas from the first gas-liquid separator for analysis thereof;
a condenser receiving the gas-liquid product mixture directly from the first gas-liquid separator;
a second gas-liquid separator in direct fluid communication with the condenser, the second gas-liquid separator receiving the gas-liquid product mixture therefrom and separating the remainder of the gas therefrom, whereby the remainder of the gas and the separated liquid are each collected separately from one another for analysis thereof; and
a multi-port valve for separating the separated liquid into fractional components for automatic sampling of the liquid.

US Pat. No. 10,364,391

QUANTUM DOT, QUANTUM DOT FILM AND LED PACKAGE AND DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

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

1. A quantum dot comprising:a seed comprising a first compound without Cd; and
a core enclosing the seed and comprising a second compound,
wherein the first compound comprises a first element from group XIII and a second element from group XV and is different from the second compound, and the second compound consists of InP.

US Pat. No. 10,364,390

HIGH DENSITY FAST PHOSPHOR FOR ELECTRON MICROSCOPY

Gatan, Inc., Pleasanton,...

1. A thin film sensor for emitting light when excited by an electron beam, comprising:a cerium-doped or praseodymium-doped, non-transparent, garnet crystalline phosphor powder comprised of particles having a grain size substantially between 1 and 5 microns,
wherein the thin film sensor has a thickness of 100 ?m or less,
said phosphor having a light output primary decay time to less than a factor of 1/e (˜0.37) of peak light emission at 1 microsecond or less after excitation by the electron beam has ceased, and
said phosphor having an emission efficiency equal to or greater than 25% of phosphor P-43.

US Pat. No. 10,364,375

ARTICLE WITH SELF-BONDING FULLY CURED ELASTOMER

Gates Corporation, Denve...

1. A composite article comprising at least one structural member and a substantially fully-cured elastomer member self-bonded to said structural member; said elastomer member comprising the substantially fully-cured reaction product of:at least one elastomeric polymer component, and
at least one curative component at a cure temperature, and further comprising
at least one adhesion promoter having an activation temperature above said cure temperature and which upon activation resulted in said self-bonding between said structural member and said fully-cured elastomer member;
wherein said reaction product comprises 3 to 50 parts by weight of said adhesion promoter based on 100 parts by weight of said elastomeric polymer component.

US Pat. No. 10,364,374

DRY APPLY PROTECTIVE METHODS

ZAGG Intellectual Propert...

1. A method for protecting a surface of a substrate, comprising:grasping a protruding feature of a backing of a system for protecting a surface of a substrate;
grasping a protruding feature of an application tape of the system for protecting a surface of a substrate;
separating the protruding feature of the backing from the protruding feature of the application tape; and
peeling the backing from a protective film of the system for protecting a surface of a substrate to expose an adhesive on an adherent surface of the protective film.

US Pat. No. 10,364,359

SELF-HEALING POLYMER COMPOSITIONS

Tesla NanoCoatings, Inc.,...

1. A coating comprising:a material chosen from the group consisting of rubber, ceramic, metal, concrete, epoxy, polyurethane, and polyurea;
at least a first carbon nanotube (FCN) filled with at least a first healing agent, wherein the first carbon nanotube has first and second ends, wherein a first FCN end cap is closed on the first end of the first carbon nanotube and a second FCN end cap is closed on the second end of the first carbon nanotube; and
at least a second carbon nanotube (SCN) filled with at least a second healing agent, wherein the second carbon nanotube has first and second ends, wherein a first SCN end cap is closed on the first end of the second carbon nanotube and a second SCN end cap is closed on the second end of the second carbon nanotube, wherein the first and second carbon nanotubes are mixed in the material, wherein the at least a first carbon nanotube and the at least a second carbon nanotube are functionalized.

US Pat. No. 10,364,340

USE OF ORGANIC OXYIMIDES AS RADICAL GENERATORS IN PLASTICS, METHOD FOR GENERATING RADICALS IN PLASTICS AND USE OF SAID METHOD

1. A method of incorporating a radical generator into a plastic material comprising incorporating into said plastic material an organic oxyimide having the structural element of formula I
wherein the radical generator is activated thermally or by irradiation,
wherein the activation is accomplished during shaping of the plastic material or shaping of a moulding compound comprising the plastic material,
wherein the thermal activation is accomplished at a temperature of 240° C. or more,
said method resulting in a modification of the plastic material, wherein the modification is increasing the molecular weight of the plastic material, branching or crosslinking of the plastic material, molecular weight decrease of the plastic material, influencing a molecular weight distribution of the plastic material, and/or grafting of an unsaturated monomer onto the plastic material.

US Pat. No. 10,364,338

THERMAL EXPANDABILITY ADJUSTER, USE AS THERMAL EXPANDABILITY ADJUSTER, THERMOSET RESIN COMPOSITION, INSULATING MATERIAL, SEALING MATERIAL AND CONDUCTIVE PASTE EACH CONTAINING THERMOSET RESIN COMPOSITION, CURED PRODUCTS, PREPREG AND MEMBER OBTAINED BY CURI

AIR WATER INC., Hokkaido...

1. A thermoset resin composition, comprising:a glycoluril derivative compound represented by formula (1)

at least one bismaleimide compound;
at least one phenol resin; and
at least one epoxy resin other than the glycoluril derivative compound,
wherein the glycoluril derivative compound represented by the formula (1) is a thermal expansion rate adjuster.

US Pat. No. 10,364,267

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

Enanta Pharmaceuticals, I...

1. A compound represented by Formula II
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or ester thereof, wherein:
Ra is hydrogen or substituted or unsubstituted —C1-C8 alkyl;
Rb is
—C(O)NHSO2R1;
Rc is H or D;
Rd is H or D;
Re is H or D;
D is deuterium;
R1 is selected from the group consisting of:
1) Halogen;
2) Hydroxyl;
3) Substituted or unsubstituted —C1-C8 alkyl;
4) Substituted or unsubstituted —C2-C8 alkenyl;
5) Substituted or unsubstituted —C2-C8 alkynyl;
6) Substituted or unsubstituted —C3-C8 cycloalkyl;
7) Substituted or unsubstituted aryl;
8) Substituted or unsubstituted arylalkyl;
9) Substituted or unsubstituted heterocycloalkyl;
10) Substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl;
11) Substituted or unsubstituted heteroarylalkyl; and
12) —NR10R11;
R2 is selected from the group consisting of:
1) Hydrogen;
2) Substituted or unsubstituted —C1-C8 alkyl;
3) Substituted or unsubstituted —C2-C8 alkenyl;
4) Substituted or unsubstituted —C2-C8 alkynyl;
5) Substituted or unsubstituted arylalkyl; and
6) Substituted or unsubstituted aryl;
m is selected from 0, 1, 2 and 3;
R3 is hydrogen, hydroxyl, —OSO3H, —OSO3, —OAc, —OPO3H2 or —OPO32?;
R4 is hydrogen, halogen, CN, N3, hydroxyl, —OSO3H, —OSO3?, —OAc, —OPO3H2, —OPO32?, —SR2 or —NHR2; alternatively R3 and R4 are taken together with the carbon atoms to which they are attached to form —CH?CH—, a cycloalkyl ring or a heterocycloalkyl ring;
R5 and R6 are independently selected from hydrogen or hydroxyl protecting group;
R10 and R11 are each independently selected from hydrogen, substituted or unsubstituted —C1-C8 alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted —C2-C8 alkenyl, substituted or unsubstituted —C2-C8 alkynyl, substituted or unsubstituted —C3-C8 cycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted heterocycloalkyl;
alternatively R10 and R11 are taken together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached to form a heterocyclic ring.

US Pat. No. 10,364,261

DNA ALKYLATING AGENTS

OBI PHARMA, INC., Taipei...

1. A compound of formula I:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, or a solvate of each thereof, wherein
X10 is O, S, SO, or SO2;
A is C6-C10 aryl, 5-15 membered heteroaryl, or —N?CR1R2;
each R1 and R2 independently is hydrogen, -13 CN, C1-C6 alkyl, C3-C8 cycloalkyl, C6-C10 aryl, 4-15 membered heterocycle, 5-15 membered heteroaryl, ether, —CONR13R14, or —NR13COR14;
each X and Z independently is hydrogen or C1-C6 alkyl;
Y is hydrogen, halo, or C1-C6 alkyl;
R is hydrogen or C1-C6 alkyl;
each R13 and R14 independently is hydrogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C3-C8 cycloalkyl, C6-C10 aryl, 4-15 membered heterocycle, 5-15 membered heteroaryl, or ether;
T is OP(Z1)(NHCH2CH2Cl)2, OP(Z1)(NHCH2CH2Br)2, OP(Z1)(NH2)(N(CH2CH2X1)2), OP(Z1)(N(CH2)2)2, or OP(Z1)(N(CH2CH2C1)2)2, wherein Z1 is O or S, and X1 is C1, Br, or OMs; and
wherein the alkyl, cycloalkyl, aryl, heterocycle, heteroaryl, ether groups are optionally substituted.

US Pat. No. 10,364,254

COMPOUNDS FOR USE IN ANTIBACTERIAL APPLICATIONS

GlaxoSmithKline Intellect...

1. A compound of the formula:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,364,252

OXABICYCLOHEPTANE PRODRUGS

Lixte Biotechnology, Inc....

1. A method for in vivo delivery of endothall to a target cell in a subject afflicted with cancer, the method comprising administering to the subject a compound having the structure:or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or ester of the compound, whereinX is

R17 is H, alkyl, hydroxyalkyl, alkenyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, alkylaryl, heteroaryl, alkylheteroaryl, C(O)O-t-Bu or —CH2CN;
R18 is H or alkyl;
R19 is (C1-C4 alkyl)-O(CO)R4, (C1-C4 alkyl)-O(CO)OR4, (C1-C4 alkyl)-OP(O)(OR4)2, (C1-C4 alkyl)-OP(O)(O(C1-C4 alkyl)-O(CO)OR4)2, (C1-C4 alkyl)-OP(O)(O(C1-C4 alkyl)-O(CO)R4)2, (C1-C4 alkyl)NR4R5, (C1-C4 alkyl)NC(O)R4, (C1-C4 alkyl)C(O)OR4, (C1-C4 alkyl)OC(O)aryl(C1-C4 alkyl)P(O)(OR4)2, (C1-C4 alkyl)OC(O)(C2-C4 alkenyl)CO2R4, (C1-C4 alkyl)OC(O)(C1-C4 alkyl)NH2, (C1-C4 alkyl)C(O)NR4R5,

wherein each occurrence of R4 is, independently, H, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl or heteroaryl;
wherein each occurrence of R5 is, independently, H, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl or heteroaryl;
wherein each occurrence of R6 and R7 is, independently, H, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl or heteroaryl;
wherein each occurrence of R8 is, independently, H, halogen, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl or heteroaryl; and
Y is OR9 or NR10R11, wherein
R9 is (C1-C4 alkyl)-O(CO)R12, (C1-C4 alkyl)-O(CO)OR12, (C1-C4 alkyl)-OP(O)(OR12)2, (C1-C4 alkyl)-OP(O)(O(C1-C4 alkyl)-O(CO)OR12)2, (C1-C4 alkyl)-OP(O)(O(C1-C4 alkyl)-O(CO)R12)2, (C1-C4 alkyl)NR12R13, (C1-C4 alkyl)NHC(O)R12, (C1-C4 alkyl)C(O)OR12, (C1-C4 alkyl)OC(O)aryl(C1-C4 alkyl)P(O)(OR12)2, (C1-C4 alkyl)OC(O)(C2-C4 alkenyl)CO2R12, (C1-C4 alkyl)OC(O)(C1-C4 alkyl)NH2, (C1-C4 alkyl)C(O)NR12R13,

R10 is H; and
R11 is (C1-C4 alkyl)-O(CO)R12, (C1-C4 alkyl)-O(CO)OR12, (C1-C4 alkyl)-OP(O)(OR12)2, (C1-C4 alkyl)-OP(O)(O(C1-C4 alkyl)-O(CO)OR12)2, (C1-C4 alkyl)-OP(O)(O(C1-C4 alkyl)-O(CO)R12)2, (C1-C4 alkyl)NR12R13, (C1-C4 alkyl)NHC(O)R12, (C1-C4 alkyl)C(O)OR12, (C1-C4 alkyl)OC(O)aryl(C1-C4 alkyl)P(O)(OR12)2, (C1-C4 alkyl)OC(O)(C2-C4 alkenyl)OC(O)(C1-C4 alkyl)NH2, (C1-C4 alkyl)C(O)NR12R13,

wherein each occurrence of R12 is, independently, H, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl or heteroaryl;
wherein each occurrence of R13 is, independently, H, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl or heteroaryl;
wherein each occurrence of R14 and R15 is, independently, H, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl or heteroaryl; and
wherein each occurrence of R16 is, independently, H, halogen, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl or heteroaryl,
wherein
when X is
where R17 is CH3, then Y is other than —O(C4 alkyl)-OP(O)(OEt)2 or —NH(C4 alkyl)-OP(O)(OE)2; andwherein the cancer is brain cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer, large cell lung cancer, adenocarcinoma of the lung, small cell lung cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, ovary adenocarcinoma, pancreas carcinoma, prostate carcinoma, promylocytic leukemia, chronic myelocytic leukemia, acute lymphocytic leukemia, colorectal cancer, ovarian cancer, lymphoma, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma or Hodgkin's lymphoma cell.

US Pat. No. 10,364,245

KINASE INHIBITORS

CHIESI FARMACEUTICI S.p.A...

1. A compound of formula (I):
wherein:
A is a group of formula (Ia), (Ib), (Ic), or (Id):

B is a group of formula (IIa), (IIb), (IIc), (IId), (IIe), (IIf), (IIg), (II h), or (Iii):

R1 is H, —CN, linear or branched (C1-C4)alkyl-, (R8)(R9)NC(O)—, R12O—(C1-C4)alkylene-, (R8)(R9)N—(C1-C4)alkylene-, (C1-C4)alkyl-C(O)O—(C1-C4)alkylene-, (R8)C(O)O—; (C1-C4)alkyl-S(O)2NH—, (C1-C4)alkyl-S—, (R8)(R9)N—, (R8)(R9)N—(C1-C4)alkylene-C(O)NH—(C1-C4)alkylene-, optionally substituted (C3-C7)heterocycloalkyl-C(O)NH—(C1-C4)alkylene-, (C1-C4)alkyl-OC(O)—, or (R8)(R9)N—(C1-C4)alkylene-O—(C1-C4)alkylene-;
R2 is H, linear or branched (C1-C4)alkyl-, or (C1-C4)alkyl-O—;
R3 is H or linear or branched (C1-C4)alkyl-;
R4 is H or linear or branched (C1-C4)alkyl-;
R5 is H, linear or branched (C1-C4)alkyl-, R12O—(C1-C4)alkylene-, or R12O—;
R6 is H or linear or branched (C1-C4)alkyl-;
R7 is H or linear or branched (C1-C4)alkyl-; or
R6 and R7 may form, together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached, an optionally substituted 4-7 membered saturated heterocyclic monocyclic ring system, optionally containing a further oxygen or nitrogen heteroatom;
X is —CH2—, —(R3)N—, or —O—;
R8 is H, linear or branched —(C1-C4)alkyl-, or R12O—(C1-C4)alkylene-;
R9 is H, linear or branched (C1-C4)alkyl-, optionally substituted (C3-C7)heterocycloalkyl-, optionally substituted (C3-C7)cycloalkyl-, R12O—(C1-C4)alkylene-, (R10)(R11)N—(C1-C4)alkylene-, or (R10)(R11)N—(C1-C4)alkylene-O—(C1-C4)alkylene-, wherein said (C1-C4)alkylene- in (C3-C7)cycloalkyle-, R12O—(C1-C4)alkylene-, (R10)(R11)N—(C1-C4)alkylene-, and (R10)(R11)N—(C1-C4)alkylene-O—(C1-C4)alkylene may be optionally substituted with one or more groups selected from the group consisting of linear or branched (C1-C4)alkyl-, spiro-(C1-C6)cycloalkyl, and spiro-(C1-C6)heterocycloalkyl;
or R8 and R9 may form, together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached, an optionally substituted 4-7 membered saturated heterocyclic monocyclic ring system, optionally containing a further oxygen or nitrogen heteroatom;
R10 is H, linear or branched (C1-C4)alkyl-, R12O—(C1-C4)alkylene-, (C3-C7)cycloalkyl-, or (C3-C7)heterocycloalkyl-;
R11 is H, linear or branched (C1-C4)alkyl-, or R12O—(C1-C4)alkylene-;
or R10 and R11 may form, together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached, an optionally substituted 4-7 membered saturated heterocyclic monocyclic ring system, optionally containing a further oxygen or nitrogen heteroatom;
n is an integer from 1 to 4;
m is an integer from 1 to 2;
z is an integer from 1 to 2;
wherein “optionally substituted” means substitution by one or more groups selected from the group consisting of linear or branched (C1-C4)alkyl-, halo, R12O—(C1-C4)alkylene-, R12O—, oxo, and (C1-C4)alkyl(C1-C4)alkyl)N—;
R12 is H or linear or branched (C1-C4)alkyl-; and
the symbol * indicates the point of attachment to the rest of the molecule;
with the proviso that when A is (Ib) then R1 is not H, CH3 or CN;
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,364,244

CRYSTAL FORM OF PYRROLOQUINOLINE QUINONE SODIUM SALT AND PREPARATION METHOD AND USE THEREOF

ZHEJIANG HISUN PHARMACEUT...

1. A crystal form III of pyrroloquinoline quinone disodium salt, wherein Cu target is used, and the X-ray powder diffraction pattern of the crystal form III has characteristic peaks at the following 2? diffraction angles: 7.4±0.2°, 8.6±0.2°, 14.0±0.2°, 14.6±0.2°, 19.9±0.2°, 21.4±0.2°, 26.0±0.2°, 27.3±0.2° and 28.5±0.2°.

US Pat. No. 10,364,239

FERROPORTIN INHIBITORS

Vifor (International) AG,...

1. A compound according to formula (A-II):
wherein
R4 indicates 1, 2 or 3 optional substituents, which may independently be selected from the group consisting of
halogen,
cyano,
optionally substituted alkyl,
optionally substituted alkoxy, and
a carboxyl group;
X1 is C, N, S or O;
X2 is C or N;
X3 is C, N, S or O; and
X4 is C, N, or S
with the proviso that 1 to 3 heteroatoms X are present,
and wherein X1, X3 and X4, when having the meaning of C or N, may carry a further substituent;
R1 is selected from the group consisting of
hydrogen and
optionally substituted alkyl;
Cycl is selected from the group consisting of
substituted aryl and
substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl;
Q is
hydrogen or
C1-C4-alkyl, which may form a fused 5- or 6-membered ring with Cycl;
n is 0 or an integer of 1 to 8;
and
(a1) A1 is
unsubstituted linear or branched C1-C4-alkanediyl;
(a2) A2 is
linear or branched C1-C4-alkanediyl, which may be substituted with 1 or 2 substituents selected from halogen, hydroxy, an oxo group and an amino group or
a direct bond;
and
(a3) R3 is
hydrogen, or
optionally substituted alkyl;
or
(b1) A1 and R3 together with the nitrogen atom to which they are bonded form an optionally substituted 4- to 6-membered mono- or bicyclic ring;
or
(b2) R3 and A2 together with the nitrogen atom to which they are bonded form an optionally substituted 4- to 7-membered ring;
or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,364,238

N-((HET) ARYLMETHYL)-HETEROARYL-CARBOXAMIDES COMPOUNDS AS PLASMA KALLIKREIN INHIBITORS

Kalvista Pharmaceuticals ...

1. A compound that is:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or solvate thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,364,237

TETRAHYDROQUINOLINE SULFONAMIDE AND RELATED COMPOUNDS FOR USE AS AGONISTS OF ROR? AND THE TREATMENT OF DISEASE

Lycera Corporation, Ann ...

1. A method of promoting the activity of ROR?, comprising exposing a ROR? to an effective amount of a compound of Formula I or IV, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, to promote the activity of said ROR?; wherein Formula I is represented by:
wherein:
A is phenylene or 5-6 membered heteroarylene;
R1 represents independently for each occurrence halogen, C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, or C3-6 cycloalkyl;
R2A is C1-6 alkyl substituted with 1 or 2 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of —CO2R4, —N(R4)C(O)(C1-6 alkyl), —CN, halogen, hydroxyl, C1-6 alkoxy, C1-6 haloalkoxy, and —N(R4)(R5);
R2B is C1-6 alkyl, C1-3 haloalkyl, or fluoro;
R3 represents independently for each occurrence C1-6 haloalkyl, halogen, C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 alkoxy, or —O—(C1-6 alkylene)-OH;
R4 and R5 each represent independently for each occurrence hydrogen, C1-6 alkyl, or C3-6 cycloalkyl; or an occurrence of R4 and R5 attached to the same nitrogen atom are taken together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached to form a 3-8 membered heterocyclic ring;
R9 represents independently for each occurrence C1-6 alkyl, C3-6 cycloalkyl, —(C1-6 alkylene)-(C3-6 cycloalkyl), C1-6 haloalkyl, or C1-6 hydroxyalkyl;
X is one of the following:
—(C2-6 alkenylene)-phenyl, —(C2-6 alkenylene)-heteroaryl, —(C2-6 alkenylene)-(partially unsaturated 8-10 membered bicyclic ring containing 0-3 heteroatoms), or —(C3-6 cycloalkylene)-phenyl, each of which is optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-6 haloalkyl, C1-6 alkyl, C3-6 cycloalkyl, C1-6 alkoxy, C1-6 haloalkoxy, —S—(C1-6 alkyl), hydroxyl, cyano, —C(O)R9, and —SO2R9; or
—(C2-6 alkenylene)-(C1-6 alkyl), —(C2-6 alkenylene)-(C3-6 cycloalkyl), or

 each of which is optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-6 haloalkyl, C1-6 alkyl, C3-6 cycloalkyl, C1-6 alkoxy, C1-6 haloalkoxy, —S—(C1-6 alkyl), hydroxyl, cyano, —C(O)R9, and —SO2R9, wherein A* is a 5-8 membered, partially saturated carbocyclic or heterocyclic ring;
Y is —O—;
m and p each represent independently for each occurrence 0, 1, or 2; and
n is 1, 2, or 3; and
Formula IV is represented by:

wherein:
A is phenylene or 5-6 membered heteroarylene;
R1 represents independently for each occurrence halogen, C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, or C3-6 cycloalkyl;
R2A is C1-6 alkyl substituted with 1 or 2 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of —CO2R4, —C(O)N(R4)(R5), —N(R4)C(O)R8, —CN, halogen, hydroxyl, C1-6 alkoxy, C1-6 haloalkoxy, and —N(R4)(R5); or
R2B is C1-6 alkyl, C1-3 haloalkyl, or fluoro;
R3 represents independently for each occurrence C1-6 haloalkyl, halogen, hydroxyl, C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 alkoxy, or —O—(C1-6 hydroxyalkyl);
R4 and R5 each represent independently for each occurrence hydrogen, C1-6 alkyl, or C3-6 cycloalkyl; or an occurrence of R4 and R5 attached to the same nitrogen atom are taken together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached to form a 3-8 membered heterocyclic ring;
R8 represents independently for each occurrence C1-6 alkyl, C3-6 cycloalkyl, —(C1-6 alkylene)-(C3-6 cycloalkyl), or aryl, each of which is optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, hydroxyl, or —CO2R4; or R8 is —CO2R4;
R9 represents independently for each occurrence C1-6 alkyl, C3-6 cycloalkyl, —(C1-6 alkylene)-(C3-6 cycloalkyl), C1-6 haloalkyl, or C1-6hydroxyalkyl;
X is C4-7 cycloalkenyl optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-6 haloalkyl, C1-6 alkyl, C3-6 cycloalkyl, C1-6 alkoxy, C1-6haloalkoxy, —S—(C1-6 alkyl), hydroxyl, cyano, —C(O)R9, and —SO2R9;
Y is —O—;
m and p each represent independently for each occurrence 0, 1, or 2; and
n is 1, 2, or 3.

US Pat. No. 10,364,232

ANTIBACTERIAL COMPOUNDS

Janssen Sciences Ireland ...

1. A compound of formula (I)
wherein
R1 is CH;
L1 is —CH2—;
X1 is phenylene;
Xa is —CH—
q1, q2, q3 and q4 are each —CH2—;
Xb is a nitrogen atom;
L2 is S(O)2—C1-6alkyl optionally substituted by one or more fluoro atoms;
Ring A and Ring B is:

wherein SUB is halo, C1-3 alkyl or OC1-3 alkyl,
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,364,226

PYRIDAZINONE COMPOUNDS AND USES THEREOF

ALIOS BIOPHARMA, INC., S...

1. A compound of Formula (I), or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof:
wherein:
G1 is selected from the group consisting of
and R5;G2 is hydrogen, halogen, —CN, an optionally substituted C1-6 alkyl, an optionally substituted aryl, an optionally substituted heteroaryl, —CH2OH, —CH(Y1)(OH) or —C(O)Y1;
G3 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, —C(O)Y2, —C(O)O—Y2, —(CH2)—OC(O)Y2, —(CH2)—OC(O)OY2, —(CHCH3)—OC(O)Y2 and —(CHCH3)—OC(O)OY2;
Y1 and Y2 are independently an optionally substituted C1-6 alkyl or an optionally substituted aryl;
R1 is selected from the group consisting of OR6, NH2, an optionally substituted alkyl, an optionally substituted aryl, an optionally substituted mono-substituted amine, an optionally substituted di-substituted amine, an optionally substituted heterocyclyl, an optionally substituted N-sulfonamido and an optionally substituted alkoxyamine,
or R1 is R10;
R2 is hydrogen, C1-6 alkyl, an optionally substituted C3-6 cycloalkyl, an optionally substituted aryl, an optionally substituted aryl(C1-6 alkyl) or an optionally substituted C-amido;
R3 is hydrogen or C1-6 alkyl;
or R2 and R3 are taken together with the carbon to which they are attached to form an optionally substituted C3-6 cycloalkyl or an optionally substituted 5 to 6 membered heterocyclyl,
or R2 and R3 are taken together to form ?O;
R4 is selected from the group consisting of an optionally substituted aryl, an optionally substituted cycloalkyl, an optionally substituted cycloalkenyl, an optionally substituted heteroaryl and an optionally substituted heterocyclyl;
or R4 is A1RA4RB4, wherein A1 is CH or N; and RA4 and RB4 are each independently an optionally substituted phenyl;
R5 is selected from the group consisting of an optionally substituted aryl, an optionally substituted cycloalkyl, an optionally substituted cycloalkenyl, an optionally substituted heteroaryl and an optionally substituted heterocyclyl;
R6 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-6 alkyl, —C(O)R7 and —C(O)NR8R9;
R7 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, cycloalkyl, cycloalkenyl, cycloalkynyl, aryl, heteroaryl, heterocyclyl, aryl(C1-6 alkyl), heteroaryl(C1-6 alkyl) and heterocyclyl(C1-6 alkyl); and
R8 and R9 are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, cycloalkyl, cycloalkenyl, cycloalkynyl, aryl, heteroaryl, heterocyclyl, aryl(C1-6 alkyl), heteroaryl(C1-6 alkyl) and heterocyclyl(C1-6 alkyl);
or R8 and R9 are taken together with the nitrogen to which they are attached to form an optionally substituted heterocyclyl;
wherein when R1 is R10, then the compound of Formula (I) has the structure of Formula (Ih) or (Ij),

wherein the ring containing R10, L1, and R4 is an 11- to 20-membered ring, and the ring containing R10, L1, and R5 is an 11- to 20-membered ring;
R10 is optionally substituted —CH2—, optionally substituted —CH?CH—, O (oxygen), S (sulfur) or NR11;
R11 is hydrogen or C1-6 alkyl;
L1 is -L2- or -L3-L4-L5-;
L2 is selected from the group consisting of an optionally substituted alkylene, an optionally substituted alkenylene, an optionally substituted heteroalkylene and an optionally substituted heteroalkenylene,
L3 is an optionally substituted C1-6 alkylene,
L4 is an optionally substituted cycloalkyl, an optionally substituted aryl, an optionally substituted heteroaryl, an optionally substituted heterocyclyl, O (oxygen), S (sulfur) or NR11; and
L5 is an optionally substituted C1.6 alkylene or an optionally substituted heteroalkylene, and
Z1 and Z2 are independently 0, 1, 2, 3 or 4.

US Pat. No. 10,364,219

METHOD FOR PREPARING AZETIDINONE COMPOUND AND INTERMEDIATE OF AZETIDINONE COMPOUND

Zhejiang Hisun Pharmaceut...

1. A method for preparing the compound represented by formula (I),
comprising the following steps:
(a) reacting the compound of formula V with a hydroxyl protectant to obtain the compound of formula VI:

wherein R2 is an alcoholic hydroxyl protecting group;
(b) converting the carboxylic acid of formula VI into mixed anhydride or acyl halide, then reacting with (S)-4-phenyl-2-oxazolidone of formula VII which is used as a chiral auxiliary to obtain a derivative of oxazolidone of formula VIII:

wherein the carboxylic acid of formular VI is reacted with an acylating agent to produce mixed anhydride; or the carboxylic acid of formula VI is reacted with phosphorus trihalide, phosphorus pentahalide, dichlorosulfane (SOCl2), oxalyl chloride((COCl)2) or phosgene (COCl2) to produce acyl halide; X is chlorine or bromine;
or the above step (a) and step (b) can be carried out in one step, the compound of formula VIII can be prepared from the compound of formula V through a one-pot method with the following specific steps:
(ab) reacting the compound of formula V with a hydroxyl protecting agent to obtain the compound of formula VI, further converting the carboxylic acid of formula VI into mixed anhydride or acyl halide without separation and purification, then reacting with (S)-4-phenyl-2-oxazolidone of formula VII which is used as a chiral auxiliary to obtain a derivative of oxazolidone of formula VIII:

wherein R2 is an alcoholic hydroxyl protecting group; and
wherein the carboxylic acid of formula VI is reacted with an acylating agent to produce mixed anhydride; or the carboxylic acid of formula VI is reacted with phosphorus trihalide, phosphorus pentahalide, dichlorosulfane (SOCl2), oxalyl chloride((COCl)2) or phosgene (COCl2) to produce acyl halide; X is chlorine or bromine;
(c) under the presence of Lewis acids (titanium tetrachloride (TiCl4) and tetraisopropyl titanate) and tertiary amine, reacting the oxazolidone derivative of formula VIII with an imine of formula IX to obtain an addition product of formula XI:

wherein R2 and R3 are all hydroxyl protecting groups, which can be the same or different;
(d) cyclizing the addition product of formula XI with N,O-bis(trimethylsilyl)acetamide (BSA) and tetrabutylammonium fluoride (TBAF) to obtain the ?-lactams of formula XII, XIII and XIV:

and
(e) obtaining the compound of formula (I) via the deprotection of the mixture of the compounds of formula XII, XIII and XIV obtained in step (d):

US Pat. No. 10,364,210

DIAMINE COMPOUNDS, DINITRO COMPOUNDS AND OTHER COMPOUNDS, AND METHODS OF PRODUCING THEREOF AND USES RELATED THEREOF

MICROMIDAS, INC., West S...

1. A composition, comprising:a compound of formula (Q):

wherein Y is halo.

US Pat. No. 10,364,206

METHOD FOR PRODUCING 2-HALOGENATED BENZOIC ACIDS

SUMITOMO SEIKA CHEMICALS ...

1. A method for producing 2-halogenated benzoic acids comprising: reacting benzoic acids represented by Formula (1)in Formula (1), R1 and R4 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, and R2 represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having the carbon number of 1 to 18, or an alkoxy group having the carbon number of 1 to 18, and R3 represents an alkoxy group having the carbon number of 1 to 18 with a halogenating agent in the presence of an alkaline compound at a reaction temperature of 0 to 5° C.

US Pat. No. 10,364,199

PROPANE PRODUCTION METHOD AND PROPANE PRODUCTION APPARATUS

SUMITOMO SEIKA CHEMICALS ...

1. A propane production method, comprising:a hydrogenation reaction step of hydrogenation-reacting crude propylene having a propylene purity of 95 mol % or more and comprising less than 1.0 vol·ppm isobutene, less than 1.0 vol·ppm normal butene, and less than 1.0 vol·ppm pentane, and hydrogen in a presence of a catalyst under conditions comprising a pressure of 0.0 MPaG to 1.0 MPaG and a temperature of 50° C. to 200° C. to obtain gaseous crude propane containing impurities; and
an impurity removal step of removing the impurities contained in the gaseous crude propane obtained in the hydrogenation reaction step to obtain a purified propane,
wherein the impurities include hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, water, methane, ethane, and propylene,
wherein the impurity removal step includes
an adsorptive removal stage of adsorbing and removing water, ethane and propylene contained as impurities in the gaseous crude propane by adsorption treatment in which the gaseous crude propane is brought into contact with an adsorbent, and
a separation removal stage of separating and removing hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen and methane contained as impurities in the crude propane after the adsorption treatment by partial condensation or distillation of crude propane after the adsorption treatment in the adsorptive removal stage, and
wherein the adsorption treatment in the adsorptive removal stage is performed under conditions comprising a pressure of 0.1 to 0.3 MPaG.

US Pat. No. 10,364,195

BRAZE FOR CERAMIC AND CERAMIC MATRIX COMPOSITE COMPONENTS

Rolls-Royce Corporation, ...

1. A method comprising:positioning a first part comprising a ceramic or ceramic matrix composite (CMC) and a second part comprising a ceramic or a CMC adjacent to each other to define a joint region between adjacent portions of the first part and the second part;
delivering a solid braze material in the joint region, wherein the solid braze material comprises at least a filler material, an organic binder comprising a preceramic polymer, and a metal or alloy, and wherein the solid braze material comprises at least one of a wire, ribbon, thread, rod, or strand; and
locally heating, using at least one of a laser or a plasma arc source, the solid braze material, wherein a constituent of the filler material reacts with a constituent of the molten metal or alloy to join the first part and the second part.