US Pat. No. 10,458,529

LINEAR MOTION MECHANISM, VALVE DEVICE, AND STEAM TURBINE

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A linear motion mechanism, comprising:a drive portion;
a screw shaft which is rotationally driven about an axis by the drive portion and in which a first spiral screw groove is formed on an outer peripheral surface;
a nut in which a second spiral screw groove facing the first screw groove is formed on an inner peripheral surface, into which the screw shaft is inserted, and which moves forward or backward relative to the screw shaft in an axial direction, in which an axis of the screw shaft extends, according to a rotation of the screw shaft;
a plurality of load balls which are disposed in a transfer path formed by the first screw groove and the second screw groove and advance while rolling on the transfer path;
a plurality of retainer frames which are disposed between the plurality of load balls and advances on the transfer path along with the load balls; and
a lubricant supply portion which supplies a lubricant to a path surface of the transfer path,
wherein the retainer frame includes
a retainer main body portion in which recessed surfaces, on which outer peripheral ends are in contact with the adjacent load balls, are formed on both sides in an advancement direction and which is formed to be smaller than the load ball when viewed in the advancement direction, and
a lubricant contact portion which protrudes from the outer peripheral end of the recessed surface of the retainer main body portion toward the path surface side of the transfer path and is formed to come into contact with the lubricant which is supplied to the path surface of the transfer path, and
wherein the lubricant contact portion is formed such that a cross-sectional shape orthogonal to the advancement direction partially protrudes toward the path surface of the transfer path more than the load ball.

US Pat. No. 10,458,528

SYSTEM FOR OVERTURNING TANKS OF KNEADING MACHINES

1. A system for use in overturning tanks of kneading machines,said system comprising:
a supporting structure; and
an overturning unit mobile along said structure between a lowered position, in which it receives the tank to be overturned, and a raised position, in which it overturns said tank;
wherein said unit comprises:
a body for engaging said tank, which is mobile between an inoperative position and an operative position;
an elastic member, which can be activated into a loaded condition;
a rocker member pre-arranged for co-operating with a fixed surface during displacement of said unit from said raised position to said lowered position to bring said elastic member into said loaded condition and to move said body into said inoperative position;
said elastic member configured to move from said loaded condition to cause movement of said rocker member to move said body into said operative position to engage the tank.

US Pat. No. 10,458,522

PLANETARY GEAR TRAIN OF AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FOR VEHICLES

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A planetary gear train of an automatic transmission for a vehicle, comprising:an input shaft for receiving an engine torque;
an output shaft for outputting a shifted torque;
a first planetary gear set as a single pinion planetary gear set including a first rotation element, a second rotation element, and a third rotation element;
a second planetary gear set as a single pinion planetary gear set including a fourth rotation element, a fifth rotation element, and a sixth rotation element;
a third planetary gear set as a single pinion planetary gear set including a seventh rotation element, an eighth rotation element, and a ninth rotation element;
a fourth planetary gear set as a single pinion planetary gear set including a tenth rotation element, an eleventh rotation element, and a twelfth rotation element;
a first connecting member fixedly connected with the first rotation element and directly connected with a transmission housing;
a second connecting member fixedly connected with the second rotation element and the seventh rotation element;
a third connecting member fixedly connected with the third rotation element and the sixth rotation element, selectively connectable with the transmission housing, and selectively connectable with the input shaft;
a fourth connecting member fixedly connected with the fourth rotation element and fixedly connected with the input shaft;
a fifth connecting member fixedly connected with the fifth rotation element and selectively connectable with the transmission housing;
a sixth connecting member fixedly connected with the eighth rotation element and the twelfth rotation element, and selectively connectable with the input shaft, and selectively connectable with the transmission housing;
a seventh connecting member fixedly connected with the ninth rotation element and the eleventh rotation element, and directly connected with the output shaft;
an eighth connecting member fixedly connected with the tenth rotation element, and selectively connectable with the input shaft;
a first clutch selectively connecting the input shaft and the third connecting member;
a second clutch selectively connecting the input shaft and the sixth connecting member;
a third clutch selectively connecting the input shaft and the eighth connecting member;
a first brake selectively connecting the third connecting member and the transmission housing;
a second brake selectively connecting the fifth connecting member and the transmission housing; and
a third brake selectively connecting the sixth connecting member and the transmission housing.

US Pat. No. 10,458,520

DIRECTION CONTROLLED GEARBOX FOR APPLIANCE

SHARKNINJA OPERATING LLC,...

1. A drive system for use in a piece of an appliance, comprising:a drive shaft; and
a first rotary coupling and a second rotary coupling, wherein when said drive shaft is rotated in a first direction, said first rotary coupling and said second rotary coupling rotate about an axis of said drive shaft at a same speed and when said drive shaft is rotated in a second opposite direction, said first rotary coupling and said second rotary coupling rotate about said axis of said drive shaft at different speeds.

US Pat. No. 10,458,515

FRICTIONAL POWER TRANSMISSION BELT AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING SAME

Mitsuboshi Belting Ltd., ...

1. A method for producing a frictional power transmission belt, the method comprising:winding a first unvulcanized sheet around an inner mold, the inner mold having a flexible jacket provided around an outer periphery thereof, the first unvulcanized sheet having a rubber composition and corresponding to an extensible layer of the frictional power transmission belt;
helically winding a tension member on the first unvulcanized sheet;
winding a second unvulcanized sheet around the first unvulcanized sheet having the tension member wound thereon, the second unvulcanized sheet corresponding to a compressive rubber layer of the frictional power transmission belt;
forming a fiber/resin mixture layer comprising a resin component and heat-resistant fibers, the heat-resistant fibers having a softening point or a melting point higher than a vulcanization temperature for vulcanizing the first and second unvulcanized sheets;
winding the fiber/resin mixture layer around the second unvulcanized sheet to create a wound laminate sheet, wherein some of the heat-resistant fibers are embedded in the fiber/resin mixture layer so as to extend out from the fiber/resin mixture layer to make contact with the compressive rubber layer; and
vulcanizing the first and second unvulcanized sheets to respectively create first and second vulcanized sheets by pressing the wound laminate sheet against an outer mold at the vulcanization temperature,
wherein the fiber/resin mixture layer has a first surface in contact with the second unvulcanized sheet, and a second surface opposite the first surface, wherein a portion of one or more of the heat-resistant fibers of the fiber/resin mixture layer extend out from the second surface of the fiber/resin mixture layer.

US Pat. No. 10,458,512

TORSIONAL VIBRATION DAMPER

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A torsional vibration damper comprising:a rotary disc in which a plurality of chambers each individually having a predetermined length in a circumferential direction and that are formed circumferentially at predetermined intervals;
a plurality of masses held in each chamber of the plurality of chambers while being allowed to be oscillated by pulsation of torque applied to the rotary disc; and
a retainer that retains the masses in each chamber of the plurality of chambers while maintaining intervals between the masses, and that is allowed to be rotated relative to the rotary disc by an oscillating motion of each of the masses,
wherein each of the masses comprises a trunk and a pair of diametrically-larger flange plates formed on both sides of the trunk,
an outer diameter of the trunk is smaller than an opening width of each of the chambers of the plurality of chambers, and a diameter of each of the flange plates is larger than the opening width of at least one of the chambers of the plurality of chambers,
an insertion hole that allows at least one of the pair of flange plates of the masses there through is formed between each set of adjoining chambers of the plurality of chambers,
an opening width of each of the chambers of the plurality of chambers at a portion joined to the insertion hole is larger than the outer diameter of the trunk of each of the masses, and
the retainer comprises a restricting portion that restricts an oscillating range of each mass of the masses in each of the chambers of the plurality of chambers toward the insertion hole, and
an opening diameter of each of the insertion holes is larger than the outer diameter of at least one of the flange plates of the masses,
wherein the retainer comprises a ring portion that extends in a circular manner radially within an inner side of each of the chambers of the plurality of chambers, and a plurality of holder portions individually formed of a pair of stopper portions protruding radially outwardly from the ring portion to hold each of the masses,
each of the chambers of the plurality of chambers respectively includes a raceway surface formed on a radially outer side of an inner circumferential face to which each mass of the masses is pushed centrifugally,
wherein each raceway surface is curved inwardly so that a curvature radius of each raceway surface is shorter than that of a bottom between each pair of the stopper portions of each holder portion of the plurality of holder portions, and
the bottom serves as the restricting portion that restricts the oscillating range of each mass of the masses in each chamber of the plurality of chambers, each mass of the masses is clamped by the bottom and each raceway surface of the rotary disc so as to prevent further approach of each mass of the masses toward an outer end of each chamber of the plurality of chambers.

US Pat. No. 10,458,503

MOVABLE ELEMENT AND A DAMPING SYSTEM

SECO-E.P.B., Bouxwiller ...

14. A damping system comprising:a housing having an internal wall; and
at least one movable axial element, the movable element including an absorbent mass positioned in the housing of the damping system, the absorbent mass including at least two adapted portions arranged in a first area on a periphery of the absorbent mass and at least two adapted portions arranged in a second area on the periphery of the absorbent mass; and
elastic elements arranged in the at least two adapted portions in the first and second areas and bearing against the internal wall of the housing, each of the elastic elements in a same area having optimum damping properties in different variation ranges of at least one parameter, at least two elastic elements being arranged in the first area located on a first side of the absorbent mass and at least two elastic elements on a second side of the absorbent mass, a space between two of the elastic elements in the same area being not more than three times a cross-sectional dimension or diameter of one elastic element of the two elastic elements, wherein at least one of the elastic elements has different properties from another one of elastic elements in the same area, the elastic elements with different properties being arranged in each of the at least two adapted portions in each of the first and second areas such that the elastic elements are arranged symmetrically on the absorbent mass as a function of their respective properties.

US Pat. No. 10,458,495

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A BRAKE DISC, SUPPORT BELL FOR A BRAKE DISC AND BRAKE DISC

1. A method for manufacturing a composite brake disc, comprising:shaping a support bell through deep-drawing of a metal sheet, the support bell being shaped as a cup having a coupling portion, a tubular side wall, and a bottom wall coupled to the tubular side wall, wherein the bottom wall and the tubular side wall are formed by pushing a circular portion of the metal sheet in a drawing direction relative to an outer portion of the metal sheet, thereby forming the bottom wall, the tubular side wall, and the coupling portion, the bottom wall being formed as having a crowned shape, the coupling portion formed from the outer portion and configured to connect the support bell to a brake band;
modifying the bottom wall to reduce a crowning in the crowned shape to result in the bottom wall having a flat shape by:
forming at least one of: a groove or a cavity in a surface of the bottom wall through a mechanical chip removal machining process, wherein a thickness of the bottom wall is locally reduced by a depth of the groove or the cavity, the depth of the groove or the cavity being less than one third of the thickness of the bottom wall; and
pushing the bottom wall having the groove or the cavity on the surface relative to the outer portion of the metal sheet in a retro-forming direction to flatten the bottom wall and reduce the crowning, wherein the retro-forming direction is a direction opposite to the drawing direction; and
connecting the brake band to the coupling portion of the support bell.

US Pat. No. 10,458,491

CLUTCH SYSTEM

1. A clutch system comprising:a fixed housing;
a friction clutch for transmitting torque between a torque-introducing element and a torque-discharging element and comprising a pressure plate;
a ramp system for axially moving the pressure plate, comprising:
an input ramp; and,
an output ramp rotatable relative to the input ramp to change an axial extent of the ramp system;
a pilot clutch for initiating rotation of the input ramp relative to the output ramp in response to a speed differential between the torque-introducing element and the torque-discharging element; and,
an actuation element arranged radially on the inside relative to the friction clutch and at least partially covered by the friction clutch when viewed in a radial direction, wherein the actuation element comprises a coil housing connected for conjoint rotation to the fixed housing.

US Pat. No. 10,458,490

CYCLE LOCK SYSTEM AND METHOD

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A lock system for a cycle comprising:a clutch system of the cycle including a forward lock system including at least one strut engageable with a stop and configured to alternatively prevent or allow operation of the cycle in a forward direction;
a shaft extending through the clutch system;
an actuator configured to move the forward lock system along the shaft between a lock position and a free position; and
a controller configured to shift the actuator, via a signal from a processor, between the lock position and the free position;
wherein the cycle is configured to be locked in a default state against operation in the forward direction by the clutch system.

US Pat. No. 10,458,485

SELF-SYNCHRONIZING CLUTCH

Warner Electric Technolog...

1. A clutch, comprising:a first inner race configured for rotation about a first rotational axis and defining a first plurality of teeth;
a first outer race disposed radially outwardly of the first inner race and defining a second plurality of teeth and a first plurality of cam surfaces;
a second inner race coupled to the first inner race for rotation therewith and configured for rotation about the first rotational axis, the second inner race defining a third plurality of teeth;
a second outer race disposed radially outwardly of the second inner race and defining a fourth plurality of teeth and a second plurality of cam surfaces;
a first pawl disposed between the first and second inner races and supported on the first inner race, the first pawl configured for rotation about a second rotational axis parallel to the first rotational axis;
a shift ring disposed radially outwardly of the first pawl and configured for rotation relative to the first and second outer races, the shift ring defining a plurality of pawl engagement surfaces on a radially inner perimeter and defining a third plurality of cam surfaces; and,
a plurality of pins, each of the plurality of pins configured for engagement with corresponding ones of the first, second and third pluralities of cam surfaces
wherein rotation of the first and second inner races in a first direction about the first rotational axis at a rotational speed greater than a rotational speed of the first and second outer races causes the first pawl to engage one of the plurality of pawl engagement surfaces in the shift ring thereby causing relative movement between the shift ring and the first and second outer races and moving the plurality of pins in a radially inward direction along the first, second, and third pluralities of cam surfaces to locate the pins between corresponding teeth from the first and second pluralities of teeth and between corresponding teeth from the third and fourth pluralities of teeth to couple the first and second inner races and the first and second outer races for rotation and rotation of the first and second outer races in the first direction at a rotational speed greater than the rotational speed of the first and second inner races causes relative movement between the shift ring and the first and second outer races thereby moving the plurality of pins in a radially outward direction along the first, second, and third pluralities of cam surfaces and away from the corresponding teeth to uncouple the first and second inner races and the first and second outer races and disengage the shift ring from the first pawl and allow the first and second outer races to overrun the first and second inner races.

US Pat. No. 10,458,482

SURFACE ROUGHENING OF POWDER METAL PARTS

Keystone Powdered Metal C...

1. A powder metal part having at least one rough surface thereon, wherein the rough surface has an Ra which is within the range of 10 to 100, as measured with a profilometer having a chisel tip, and wherein the rough surface has surface characteristics which are indicative of electrical discharge machining, wherein the rough surface has a surface texture which is axially oriented only in the z direction.

US Pat. No. 10,458,478

HUB UNIT BEARING AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLING HUB UNIT BEARING

NSK LTD., Tokyo (JP)

1. A hub unit bearing comprising:a hub spindle corresponding to an inner ring member, the hub spindle having an inner ring raceway surface have a taper convex shape and a back face rib;
an inner ring that is fitted onto and fixed to the hub spindle, the inner ring including a back face rib and a front face rib;
an outer ring member that is disposed around the hub spindle and the inner ring;
a plurality of tapered rollers that are rollably provided between outer circumferential surfaces of the hub spindle and the inner ring and an inner circumferential surface of the outer ring member;
a cage that retains the plurality of tapered rollers at an outboard side end at approximately regular intervals in a circumferential direction; and
a sealing device that blocks an opening of an end of a bearing internal space at the outboard side end, wherein:
the cage includes a large-diameter-side annular part, a small-diameter-side annular part that is disposed concentrically with the large-diameter-side annular part, a plurality of pillar parts that connect the large-diameter-side annular part and the small-diameter-side annular part in an axial direction and are provided at approximately regular intervals in a circumferential direction, and pockets that are formed between the pillar parts adjacent to each other in the circumferential direction and rollably retain the tapered rollers, wherein an outer circumferential surface of the pillar parts is disposed on an outside pitch circle of the row of the tapered rollers in a radial direction, and the large-diameter-side annular part of the cage extends toward the outboard side end in the axial direction;
the sealing device includes an annular metal insert that is fixed to an inner circumferential surface of the outer ring member and a seal member provided on an outboard side end face of the metal insert;
the metal insert includes a cylindrical part that is mounted on the inner circumferential surface of the outer ring member and a flange part that radially extends inward from one end of the cylindrical part;
an engaging projection is provided on an outboard side end face of the large-diameter-side annular part of the cage, and an engaging groove engaged with the engaging projection is provided on an inboard side end face of the flange part of the metal insert;
the engaging groove includes a bottom wall part, an inner tubular part that extends from an inner end of the bottom wall part in a radial direction, and an outer tubular part that extends from an outer end of the bottom wall part in the radial direction;
a tip of the inner tubular part supports an inside in the radial direction from the centers of large-diameter-side end faces of the tapered rollers; and
the inner tubular part and the outer tubular part of the engaging groove are each inclined to extend from each other in a radial direction toward the inside in an axial direction.

US Pat. No. 10,458,477

SEAL FOR ROLLING BEARING AND ROLLING BEARING

MINEBEA MITSUMI INC., Na...

2. The annular seal of claim 1, wherein the peripheral groove is formed at the inner peripheral portion of the seal portion and opens radially toward the inner ring.

US Pat. No. 10,458,475

OIL MIST CONCENTRATION MANAGEMENT APPARATUS, OIL MIST MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, AND OIL MIST MANAGEMENT METHOD

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. An oil mist concentration management apparatus comprising:a state quantity acquisition unit configured to acquire a state quantity regarding a running state of a machine provided in each of a plurality of areas;
a concentration acquisition unit configured to acquire a concentration of oil mist measured in each of the plurality of areas;
an identifying unit configured to identify whether distribution of the oil mist in the plurality of areas is normal or abnormal on an area-by-area basis, based on the state quantity of the machine in each of the plurality of areas and the concentration of the oil mist in each of the plurality of areas; and
a notification processing unit configured to notify a user of an abnormal area which has been identified as abnormal by the identifying unit,
wherein
the identifying unit uses, as the state quantity regarding the running state of the machine, a flow rate of coolant used at time of operating the machine,
the identifying unit includes
a concentration rank determination unit configured to determine a relative concentration rank regarding the concentration of the oil mist among the plurality of areas, based on the concentration of the oil mist in each of the plurality of areas,
a state quantity rank determination unit configured to determine a relative state quantity rank regarding the state quantity among the plurality of areas, based on the state quantity of the machine in each of the plurality of areas,
a rank comparison unit configured to compare the concentration rank and the state quantity rank to thereby extract an area having a match or a mismatch between the concentration rank and the state quantity rank, and determine that the area having the mismatch is the abnormal area.

US Pat. No. 10,458,474

BEARING ASSEMBLY FOR STEERING COLUMN

Koyo Bearings North Ameri...

1. A steering column assembly, comprising:a steering column shaft;
an outer tube disposed around the steering column shaft; and
a radial support bearing assembly disposed between the outer tube and the steering column shaft, comprising:
a first annular groove defined in an outer surface of the shaft;
at least one inner ring defining an inner raceway, the at least one inner ring being disposed in the first annular groove;
an outer raceway; and
a plurality of roller elements disposed both between and in rolling contact with the inner raceway and the outer raceway,
wherein the at least one inner ring is in direct contact with the shaft and has a circular cross-section as taken in a plane parallel to a longitudinal center axis of the shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,458,472

FORCE SENSING SLIDING BEARING

University of Connecticut...

1. A sliding bearing system, comprising:a metal base plate;
one or more strain gauge pressure transducers, wherein each of the one or more strain gauge pressure transducers includes a top surface and a bottom surface, wherein a bottom surface of the metal base plate includes one or more diaphragms, and wherein the one or more strain gauge pressure transducers are attached to the metal base plate such that a given strain gauge pressure transducer of the one or more strain gauge pressure transducers is positioned over a top surface or a bottom surface of a given diaphragm of the one or more diaphragms; and
a first sliding surface coupled to the metal base plate and further coupled to the one or more diaphragms, wherein the first sliding surface comprises a non-rigid material that is configured to under pressure loading to thereby deform the one or more diaphragms where the deformation of the one or more diaphragms are measured by the strain gauge pressure transducers.

US Pat. No. 10,458,471

SLIDING MEMBER

DAIDO METAL COMPANY LTD.,...

1. A sliding member for a thrust bearing, comprising:a back metal layer; and
a sliding layer on the back metal layer,
wherein the sliding member has a partially annular shape,
wherein the sliding layer comprises at least one synthetic resin and fibrous particles dispersed in the at least one synthetic resin at a volume ratio of 10 to 35% of a volume of the sliding layer, and the fibrous particles have an average particle size of 5 to 25 ?m,
wherein fibrous particles having a major axis length of not shorter than 20 ?m among the fibrous particles are included at a volume ratio of not less than 10% in relation to a volume of total fibrous particles, in a cross section of the sliding layer, and the cross section is parallel to a central axis of the sliding member and is perpendicular to a sliding surface of the sliding layer, and
wherein, when a sliding surface side area is defined as an area from the sliding surface toward an interface between the sliding surface and the back metal layer in the cross section, the sliding surface side area having a thickness of 25% of a sliding layer thickness; an interface side area is defined as an area from the interface toward the sliding surface, the interface side area having a thickness of 25% of the sliding layer thickness; and an intermediate area is defined as an area between the sliding surface side area and the interface side area,
(i) in the sliding surface side area, the fibrous particles having the major axis length of not shorter than 20 ?m have a dispersion index of 1.1 to 6,
(ii) in the intermediate area, the fibrous particles having the major axis length of not shorter than 20 ?m have the dispersion index of 0.1 to less than 1, and
(iii) in the interface side area, the fibrous particles having the major axis length of not shorter than 20 ?m have the dispersion index of 1.1 to 6,
where the dispersion index is defined as an average of ratios X1/Y1 of the fibrous particles, X1 being a length of a fibrous particle parallel to the sliding surface in the cross section, and Y1 being a length of the fibrous particle perpendicular to the sliding surface in a circumferential cross section.

US Pat. No. 10,458,467

CROSS ROLLER BEARING

NIPPON THOMPSON CO., LTD....

1. A cross roller bearing comprising:an outer ring having a first raceway surface having a V-shaped cross section and formed on a first inner circumferential surface thereof;
an inner ring having a second raceway surface having a V-shaped cross section and formed on a second outer circumferential surface thereof in such a manner as to face the first raceway surface of the outer ring, the inner ring being disposed concentrically with and rotatably in relation to the outer ring; and
a plurality of rollers disposed in a mutually orthogonal manner in a load-carrying race formed between the first raceway surface and the second raceway surface and a plurality of separators disposed between the rollers, the rollers and the separators being inserted into the load-carrying race through an insertion hole formed in the outer ring,
wherein the outer ring has a first mounting portion which is located axially away from the first raceway surface and to which a first mating member is mounted, and the inner ring has a second mounting portion which is located axially away from the second raceway surface and to which a second mating member is mounted,
wherein the first mounting portion of the outer ring extends axially toward a first side from a first track portion of the outer ring having the first raceway surface and is formed greater in radial wall thickness than the first track portion, and the second mounting portion of the inner ring extends axially, from a second track portion of the inner ring having the second raceway surface, toward a second side opposite the first side,
wherein the second mounting portion of the inner ring is greater in radial wall thickness than the second track portion of the inner ring having the second raceway surface formed thereon, and
a first outer circumferential surface of the outer ring and a second inner circumferential surface of the inner ring are flat, wherein the first mounting portion of the outer ring does not extend radially beyond the second inner circumferential surface of the inner ring, and the second mounting portion of the inner ring does not extend radially beyond the first outer circumferential surface of the outer ring.

US Pat. No. 10,458,463

ROTARY JOINT, FRAMEWORK CONSTRUCTION KIT AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A ROTARY JOINT

Airbus Operations GmbH, ...

1. A rotary joint comprising:a socket rod having a socket rod flange with an at least partly spheroid concave bearing surface at a first end;
a housing nut encircling the socket rod and having a threaded wrenching head; and
a ball rod integrally formed to have an at least partly spheroid convex bearing surface with threaded side walls formed around the convex bearing surface,
wherein a diameter of the threaded side walls of the ball rod corresponds to a diameter of the threaded wrenching head of the housing nut.

US Pat. No. 10,458,453

DOWEL BAR ASSEMBLY AND MECHANICAL CONNECTOR

Construction Materials, I...

1. A connecting device for a dowel bar and frame wherein the frame includes a U-shaped portion over the dowel bar and the frame has a horizontal cross-member, the connecting device comprising:a housing member;
the housing member having a cavity;
wherein the cavity is capable of receiving the dowel bar;
the connecting device further comprising a receiving member,
wherein the receiving member is capable of securing a first portion of the frame;
whereby the dowel bar and the frame are held in place;
a lip;
the lip on an outer edge of the connecting device;
the lip having an outer edge;
a second portion of the frame makes contact with the outer edge and the dowel bar;
the receiving member is located on a front of the device;
wherein the front faces away from a longitudinal axis of the dowel bar;
the outer edge on an opposite side of the receiving member.

US Pat. No. 10,458,451

DISPLAY CLIP AND OBJECT MOUNTING SYSTEM

1. A display clip for mounting an object having a mounting aperture to a surface having an outwardly extending edge, said display clip comprising:an edge engaging section having an elongated base and a hook, said base having a front surface, a back surface and one or more positioning apertures disposed therethrough between a first end and a second end of said base, said hook attached to or integral with said first end of said base and configured to extend outwardly from said back surface of said base to define an edge engaging gap that is sized and configured to receive the outwardly extending edge of the surface therein; and
an object engaging section having an engaging member and an engaging cap, said engaging member having an outwardly projecting member and a back panel, said outwardly projecting member having a proximal end attached to or integral with said back panel and a distal end extending outward from said back panel so as to dispose said distal end in spaced apart relation to a front surface of said back panel, said outwardly projecting member being sized and configured to pass through said one or more positioning apertures and the mounting aperture of the object, said engaging cap structured and arranged to removably engage said outwardly engaging member so as to place said display clip in a locked position, said object engaging section configured to support the object on the surface when said hook is placed on the outwardly extending edge of the surface, said display clip is in said locked position with said outwardly extending member through the mounting aperture of the object and the object positioned between said front surface of said base and said engaging cap.

US Pat. No. 10,458,448

SURFACE AFFIX-ABLE DEVICE INCORPORATING MECHANICALLY ACTUATED DRY ADHESIVE

THE CHARLES STARK DRAPER ...

1. A surface affixable device incorporating mechanically actuated dry adhesive, the device comprising:a body;
a plurality of tiles affixed to the body, each of the plurality of tiles including an array of dry adhesive material elements disposed on front faces thereof, a first of the plurality of tiles being movably affixed to the body;
an actuator constructed and arranged to displace the first of the plurality of tiles in a first direction relative to a second of the plurality of tiles; and
a biasing element that, upon displacement of the first of the plurality of tiles in the first direction, applies a bias to the first of the plurality of tiles in a second direction, the second direction being opposite the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,458,442

BLOW DOWN ACTUATOR ASSEMBLY

AERO CONTROLEX GROUP INC....

1. An actuator assembly, comprising:a drive assembly comprising a drive arm assembly configured to extend and retract in order to actuate a controlled member;
the drive arm assembly comprises an actuation member;
the drive arm assembly further comprises a release member; and
a source of pressurized gas;
wherein during a normal mode of operation, the actuation member and the release member are engaged with a securing mechanism to move in unison to extend the controlled member;
wherein during an emergency mode of operation, pressurized gas from the source of pressurized gas automatically decouples the actuation member from the release member to move separately in order for the actuation member to extend the controlled member; and
wherein the securing mechanism is configured to lock the actuation member in a fully extended position during the emergency mode of operation.

US Pat. No. 10,458,440

FLAPPER AND ARMATURE/FLAPPER ASSEMBLY FOR USE IN A SERVOVALVE

HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPO...

1. A servovalve comprising a flapper, said flapper comprising:an elongated cylindrical component that extends along a longitudinal axis (114L) from a first end (217) to a second end (218), the elongated cylindrical component having a length (L1) extending between said first end (217) and said second end (218), the elongated cylinder component being formed of a first segment (215) comprising a first material and a second segment (216) comprising a second material,
wherein said first segment (215) and said second segment (216) extend longitudinally along at least a part (L2) of said length (L1),
wherein the first material has a first coefficient of thermal expansion and the second material has a second coefficient of thermal expansion, and
wherein the first and second coefficients of thermal expansion are different than each other;
further comprising a supply nozzle (15S) and a return nozzle (15R) and wherein said flapper (114) is positioned within said servovalve so that said first material (215) of the flapper faces said supply nozzle (15S) and said second material (216) of the flapper (114) faces said return nozzle (15R).

US Pat. No. 10,458,438

CENTRIFUGAL COMPRESSOR

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,437

AIR BLOWER

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,436

FAN ROTOR WITH FLOW INDUCED RESONANCE CONTROL

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,432

TURBOCHARGER COMPRESSOR ASSEMBLY WITH VANED DIVIDER

Garrett Transportation I ...

1. A compressor assembly of a turbocharger, the compressor assembly comprising:a compressor housing that comprises a compressor wheel space and a diffuser section that extends from the compressor wheel space to at least one volute;
a dual-faced compressor wheel disposed at least in part in the compressor wheel space wherein the dual-faced compressor wheel comprises a first compressor wheel face and a second compressor wheel face oriented back-to-back; and
a diffuser section divider disposed at least in part in the diffuser section wherein the diffuser section divider comprises a first side that defines a first diffuser that comprises a first set of vanes associated with the first compressor wheel face and a second side that defines a second diffuser that comprises a second set of vanes associated with the second compressor wheel face, wherein each of the vanes of the first set of vanes comprises a leading edge lean angle that exceeds a leading edge lean angle of each of the vanes of the second set of vanes.

US Pat. No. 10,458,430

CENTRIFUGAL-COMPRESSOR CASING AND CENTRIFUGAL COMPRESSOR

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A centrifugal-compressor casing comprising:a casing body configured to rotatably support a rotation shaft and an impeller fixed to the rotation shaft around an axis of the rotation shaft, the casing body in which an intake volute which has a ring shape centered on the axis and through which a fluid is caused to flow in a direction of the axis and is introduced into a flow channel of the impeller, and a discharge volute which has a ring shape centered on the axis and through which the fluid is discharged from the flow channel of the impeller are formed;
a plurality of intake nozzles which communicate with the intake volute and are able to cause the fluid to flow into the intake volute from the outside of the casing body and are provided at intervals in a circumferential direction around the rotation shaft; and
an outer casing which covers the casing body,
wherein the plurality of intake nozzles include a main intake nozzle that is provided in the outer casing at one part in the circumferential direction around the rotation shaft and an auxiliary intake nozzle that is provided in the outer casing apart from the main intake nozzle in the circumferential direction around the rotation shaft, and
wherein the centrifugal-compressor casing further includes a bypass line which connects the main intake nozzle and the auxiliary intake nozzle and through which the fluid is able to flow.

US Pat. No. 10,458,428

FAN BLADES AND MANUFACTURE METHODS

United Technologies Corpo...

1. A airfoil member (100) comprising:a substrate (120) along at least a portion of an airfoil (102) of the airfoil member;
a sheath (122) having a channel (144) receiving a portion (160) of the substrate and wherein the sheath forms a leading edge (110) of the airfoil; and
a plurality of separate spacers (320; 380; 400) formed as separate pieces between the sheath and the substrate and having a plurality of gaps between the spacers.

US Pat. No. 10,458,425

CONICAL LOAD SPREADER FOR COMPOSITE BOLTED JOINT

General Electric Company,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,423

IMPELLER AND FAN INCLUDING THE IMPELLER

Minebea Mitsumi Inc., Na...

1. An impeller comprising:a hub having a ring shape; and
a plurality of blades that are provided on an outer periphery of the hub,
wherein a blade of the plurality of blades has a trailing edge formed such that an inner side of a radial width of the blade is curved in a direction opposite to a rotation direction, in a plan view as viewed in a direction of a rotation axis,
wherein in the plan view as viewed in the direction of the rotation axis, the blade has a leading edge that is curved in the rotation direction, and
wherein in the plan view as viewed in the direction of the rotation axis, the leading edge is formed such that an outer end of the leading edge is located closer to a side in the rotation direction than a straight line connecting the rotation center and a hub-side end of the leading edge.

US Pat. No. 10,458,422

TURBINE ENGINE PROVIDED WITH A LUBRICATION UNIT

SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES, ...

1. A turbine engine including two rotary shafts and a lubrication unit comprising at least one pump which comprises a casing inside of which a rotor is mounted and driven by one of said rotary shafts, the pump casing being rotated by the other of said rotary shafts such that the actuation of the pump depends on the difference between rotational speeds of the rotary shafts, wherein the rotary shafts are a drive shaft and a fan shaft, respectively, the fan shaft being driven by the drive shaft by an annular reduction gear which is lubricated by the lubrication unit, the pump axially passing through the reduction gear and the fan shaft, and wherein the casing of the pump is coupled by splines to the fan shaft and the rotor of the pump is coupled by splines or knucklebones to the drive shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,458,419

TRANSMISSION DEVICE OF FAN

AIR COOL INDUSTRIAL CO., ...

1. A transmission device of a fan, the fan comprising a motor for swinging the fan back and forth and a connecting rod for swinging the fan back and forth, the motor being connected with a spindle through at least one gear, the spindle being fixedly connected to a central axis of the transmission device, the connecting rod being connected to an eccentric position of the transmission device, enabling the fan to be swung back and forth in a swing direction by the motor, the transmission device comprising:a first casing, having a first annular surface corresponding to an axial direction of the spindle, the first annular surface of the first casing being provided with a plurality of spaced and raised press portions and an engaging recess formed between every adjacent two of the press portions;
a second casing, pivotally connected to the first casing, the second casing having a second annular surface corresponding to the first annular surface of the first casing, the second annular surface being formed with at least one accommodation hole corresponding to the engaging recess;
at least one elastic member, disposed in the accommodation hole of the second casing; and
at least one press member, disposed in the accommodation hole of the second casing;
wherein when the fan is swung back and forth, the press member is biased by the elastic member so that one end of the press member is exposed out of the accommodation hole to engage with the engaging recess of the first casing, wherein the press member can be disengaged from the engaging recess of the first casing by an applied force from the adjacent two press portions, the applied force is at least equal to a force exerted by a user to change the angle of the fan in the swing direction, wherein the first casing is provided with a first axial hole corresponding to the spindle, the spindle is pivotally connected to the first axial hole, the second casing is provided with a second axial hole corresponding to the spindle, and the spindle is fixed to the second axial hole.

US Pat. No. 10,458,416

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MONITORING A PUMP

Siemens Aktiengesellschaf...

11. A non-transitory computer program product including a computer program executing on a processing device to monitor a pump, said program comprising:software code portions for receiving at least one signal representing an operational parameter of the pump;
software code portions for estimating an estimated output quantity data value of the pump based on a signal of the operational parameter;
software code portions for receiving the estimated output quantity data value from a control module;
software code portions for processing the received estimated output quantity data value by the support vector machine based module to provide a processed estimated output quantity data value based on a combined H-Q-SVM model via the support vector machine based module;
software code portions for supplying the processed received estimated output quantity data value instead of the estimated output quantity data value of the control module for subtraction;
software code portions for receiving the processed estimated output quantity data value from the support vector machine based module;
software code portions for receiving a measured output quantity data value of the pump provided by a sensor;
software code portions for providing a difference data value by subtracting the processed estimated output quantity data value from the received measured output quantity data value;
software code portions for comparing the difference data value with a predetermined threshold value and providing a corresponding comparison result;
software code portions for outputting an error status signal of the pump based on a result of the comparison.

US Pat. No. 10,458,415

THREADED CONNECTION FOR TANDEM MOTORS OF ELECTRICAL SUBMERSIBLE PUMP

Baker Hughes, a GE Compan...

1. An electrical submersible pump assembly, comprising:a plurality of modules including a pump, at least one motor, and a pressure equalizer coupled to the motor for reducing a pressure differential between lubricant in the motor and hydrostatic pressure of well fluid;
a drive shaft subassembly extending from the at least one motor into the pump along a longitudinal axis of the pump assembly;
a threaded connection between first and seconds ones of the modules, comprising:
a first adapter mounted to the first one of the modules and having threads;
a second adapter mounted to the second one of the modules, the second adapter having a tubular body, a neck of smaller diameter than the body extending from the body, an external shoulder at a base of the neck, a rim on the neck, and an external groove between the external shoulder and the rim;
a collar rotatably carried and axially movable on the neck, the collar being in threaded engagement with the threads of the first adapter, the collar having an internal groove axially spaced and separated from a portion of the collar having threads; and
a shoulder ring carried partly in the external groove and partly in the internal groove to retain the collar on the neck, the shoulder ring being split and biased into one of the internal or external grooves.

US Pat. No. 10,458,413

PUMPING APPARATUS

NIDEC SANKYO CORPORATION,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,412

HERMETIC COMPRESSOR HAVING A THERMAL ACTIVATED VALVE

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

9. A hermetic compressor, comprising:a casing having a hermetic inner space;
an orbiting scroll provided in the inner space of the casing and performing an orbiting motion;
a non-orbiting scroll engaged with the orbiting scroll to form compression chambers;
a high/low pressure dividing plate that divides the inner space of the casing into a high pressure portion and a low pressure portion; and
an overheat preventing unit coupled to a surface of the high/low pressure dividing plate at the high pressure portion, the overheat preventing unit having a communication hole formed through the high/low pressure dividing plate to communicate the high pressure portion and the low pressure portion with each other, wherein the communication hole is selectively opened and closed according to a temperature variation of the high pressure portion, wherein the overheat preventing unit includes:
a body coupled to the high/low pressure dividing plate, the body provided with the communication hole;
a valve stopper coupled to the body and forming a valve space therebetween; and
a valve accommodated in the valve space to open and close the communication hole, wherein the body includes:
a mounting portion having the valve mounted thereon;
a side wall extending from an edge of the mounting portion into an annular shape to form the valve space together with an upper surface of the mounting portion and to which the valve stopper is coupled;
a coupling portion that protrudes from a valve accommodating portion and coupled to the high/low pressure dividing plate in an insertion manner, wherein the communication hole is formed through the coupling portion, wherein the valve stopper is formed with a first gas hole communicating with the high-pressure portion so that a first side of the valve is in contact with a refrigerant of the high-pressure portion, and wherein the mounting portion is formed with a second gas hole communicating with the high-pressure portion so that a second side of the valve contacts the refrigerant of the high-pressure portion.

US Pat. No. 10,458,405

SYSTEMS AND METHODS UTILIZING A GROOVELESS FLUID END FOR HIGH PRESSURE PUMPING

Strom, Inc., Houston, TX...

1. A system for a pressure pumping structure, the system comprising:a spring retainer with a stem;
a keeper being configured to stabilize a cylinder head, the keeper including a body with a planar rear face positioned on a first face of the keeper and a projection positioned on a second face of the keeper, the planar rear face being configured to be positioned adjacent to the cylinder head, and the projection extending in a direction perpendicular to the body of the keeper is being configured to be inserted into the stem, wherein a first axis of rotation associated with the keeper is not coaxial with a second axis of rotation associated with the cylinder head, the keeper being positioned between the stem and the cylinder head, the first face of the keeper and the second face of the keeper being positions on opposite sides of each other.

US Pat. No. 10,458,403

SERVO PUMP CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD

EATON INTELLIGENT POWER L...

1. A servo pump control system for a physical model including an electric motor and a hydraulic pump connected to a load and actuated by the electric motor, the system comprising: a pressure sensor installed at an output of the hydraulic pump and detecting an output pressure of the hydraulic pump; a pressure controller for commissioning a plurality of parameters including: a PID controller receiving the output pressure of the hydraulic pump and generating a first parameter; and a torque controller receiving a second parameter and a third parameter; the pressure controller configured to receive a first control signal, the first control signal including a pressure command signal set by a user; and directly or indirectly provide a second control signal to the electric motor to control the electric motor, the second control signal including a torque control signal generated by the torque controller; and the pressure controller further configured to automatically commission the plurality of parameters without any manual adjustment, based at least in part on an elastic modulus of the physical model calculated as a ratio of a first derivative of the output pressure of the hydraulic pump to a rotation speed of the electric motor, the the plurality of parameters being automatically commissioned by: receiving the output pressure of the hydraulic pump and generating the first parameter as an output of the PID controller calculating the second parameter by dividing the output of the PID controller by the elastic modulus; obtaining the third parameter by multiplying the output pressure of the hydraulic pump by a ratio of a torque command received by the physical model to the output pressure of the pump; and generating the torque control signal based at least in part on the second parameter and the third parameter received by torque controller.

US Pat. No. 10,458,402

MICRO WATER PUMP CAPABLE OF CONTROLLING FLOW PRECISELY

XIAMEN CONJOIN ELECTRONIC...

1. A micro water pump for controlling flow, comprising an upper cover, a valve seat, a water capsule seat, a base casing, a water capsule, a crank lever, a drive shaft, an eccentric wheel, a motor, a photoelectric switch, and an output circuit board;the motor and the photoelectric switch being installed on the base casing, the motor comprising a motor shaft, the motor shaft being inserted into the base casing and directly connected with the eccentric wheel in the base casing, the motor shaft and the eccentric wheel constituting a transmission member, the transmission member being radially provided with a photoelectric shelter corresponding to the photoelectric switch, the photoelectric shelter cooperating with the photoelectric switch for detecting a revolution of the motor, the photoelectric switch being electrically connected with the output circuit board, the output circuit board being electrically connected with an external motor controller and transmitting information of the revolution of the motor to the exterior motor controller;
the eccentric wheel being formed with an oblique eccentric hole, one end of the drive shaft being obliquely inserted in the eccentric hole, another end of the eccentric wheel being connected with the crank lever, an upper end of the crank lever being provided with at least two supports extending outward, the crank lever swinging to bring the supports to compress and swing repeatedly;
the water capsule seat being sealedly installed on the base casing, the water capsule seat being formed with at least two installation holes corresponding to the supports, each installation hole being sealedly installed with the water capsule, an upper portion of the water capsule being open, a lower portion of the water capsule being installed on a corresponding one of the supports, the supports bringing the water capsule to compress and swing repeatedly;
the valve seat being sealedly installed on the water capsule seat, the valve seat being formed with an inlet hole and an outlet hole corresponding to the water capsule, the inlet hole and the outlet hole being provided with one-way valves which are opened in different directions;
the upper cover being sealedly installed on the valve seat, the upper cover being formed with a water outlet and a water inlet, the water inlet communicating with the inlet hole, the water outlet communicating with the outlet hole,
wherein an upper surface of the valve seat is formed with an outer annular inlet passage and an inner annular outlet passage, the outer annular inlet passage and the inner annular outlet passage are separated from each other, the inlet hole is disposed in the outer annular inlet passage, and the outlet hole is disposed in the inner annular outlet passage;
wherein the one-way valve used for the outlet hole is a diaphragm unit, the diaphragm unit comprises a central post and at least two diaphragms extending outward and radially, the inner annular outlet passage is formed with a central hole for insertion of the central post, the outlet hole is disposed around the central hole, and each diaphragm corresponds to the outlet hole; and
wherein the diaphragm unit is formed with a positioning rib disposed between the diaphragms, the inner annular outlet passage is formed with a pair of stop boards corresponding to the positioning rib, the positioning rib is located between the pair of stop boards, an outer end of the positioning rib is formed with a positioning protrusion, the inner annular outlet passage is formed with a positioning hole corresponding to the positioning protrusion, the positioning protrusion is inserted in the positioning hole, the stop boards and the positioning hole are adapted to limit movement of the positioning rib, and the diaphragm unit is formed with a recess at a junction of each diaphragm and the central post.

US Pat. No. 10,458,394

TURBINE WITH FLOW DIVERTER AND FLOW DIVERTER FOR TURBINES

MEDITERRANEAN DESIGN NETW...

1. A turbine (1) with flow diverter (2) for a flow of operating fluid, comprising:a support frame (25) adapted to be anchored to a fixed or movable structure;
an impeller (3) rotatably mounted about a rotation axis (R) to said support frame (25) and having a front inlet section for receiving the flow and a plurality of blades (4, 4?, 4?, . . .) adapted to move continuously upon the rotation produced by the flow between a pushing position and an advancing position in correspondence of said front inlet section;
a main flow diverter (2) adapted to be anchored to said support frame (25) and having a peripheral wall (7) adapted to at least partially blind said front section with respect to the flow;
an auxiliary diverter (13) extending from a first section (14) facing one or more blades (4?) of said plurality in said advancing position to a second section (15) facing different one or more blades (4) of said plurality in said pushing position;characterized in that said auxiliary diverter (13) comprises a plurality of curvilinear conduits (16) in reciprocal side by side position along a radial direction, each of said conduits (16) having a first opened end (16?) facing the one or more blades (4?) of said plurality in the advancing position and a second opened end (16?, 16??) placed in correspondence of a conveying duct (8).

US Pat. No. 10,458,392

WIND POWER PLANT HAVING FREQUENCY MEASUREMENT

SENVION GmbH, Hamburg (D...

1. A method for controlling a wind turbine which is connected to an electrical grid comprising measuring a grid frequency present in the grid and regulating the power output of the wind turbine based on the measured grid frequency, wherein regulating the power output comprises:detecting a change in the measured grid frequency over time,
determining a rate of change of the measured grid frequency,
determining whether the measurement of grid frequency is erroneous by comparing the rate of change of the measured grid frequency with a rate of change limit value that is based on a range of grid frequency rates of change that is associated with confidence in grid frequency measurements,
in response to determining that the measurement of grid frequency is erroneous based on the rate of change of the measured grid frequency exceeding the rate of change limit value, regulating the power output using a modified frequency value, wherein the modified frequency value has a lower rate of change in comparison with the measured grid frequency and is calculated using an increase value or an increase function, and
in response to determining that the measurement of grid frequency is not erroneous based on the rate of change of the measured grid frequency not exceeding the rate of change limit value, regulate the power output using the measured grid frequency unmodified.

US Pat. No. 10,458,389

PROFILE WEDGE FOR ATTACHMENT OF AN AEROSHELL EXTENDER PIECE

1. A wind turbine blade assembly comprising a wind turbine blade having a tip end and a root end, and a leading edge and a trailing edge with a chord length extending therebetween,wherein the wind turbine blade assembly further comprises an aeroshell extender piece comprising:
a body for attachment to a trailing edge side of a profile of a wind turbine blade, the body having a first end for attachment to the trailing edge side of the profile, and a second trailing edge end to form an extended airfoil trailing edge profile for a portion of the profile of the wind turbine blade,
wherein the aeroshell extender piece is attached to the wind turbine blade at least partly using at least one profile wedge, the at least one profile wedge having an inner attachment surface and an outer attachment surface, the inner attachment surface being attached to a surface of the wind turbine blade and being contoured to mate therewith, and the outer attachment surface being attached to the aeroshell extender, the outer attachment surface having a larger surface area than a surface area of the inner attachment surface.

US Pat. No. 10,458,386

MODULAR HYDROKINETIC TURBINE

Power Development Interna...

1. An apparatus comprising:a pre-fabricated, floating, scalable, modular hydrokinetic vertical axis cross-flow turbine comprising floating devices and vertically oriented blades in power optimized arrays comprising counter-rotating pairs.

US Pat. No. 10,458,383

DRIVE SYSTEM FOR AN ENGINE ARRANGEMENT

1. A drive system for an engine arrangement, the drive system comprising a gear reduction mechanism having at least three separate and rotatable junction elements, the rotation speeds of the junction elements being interdependent but not having a fixed ratio the ones relative to the others, and wherein, in the mounted position, among the junction elements:a first junction element is connected to an engine crankshaft;
a second junction element is connected to an accessory pulley which is drivingly connected to an electric machine and at least one accessory;
a third junction element;
a free wheel which is connected to a non-rotating part of the engine arrangement in the mounted position, and in that the third junction element is configured to be coupled to the free wheel in a first operating phase of the drive system,
wherein, in the first operating phase, the free wheel is configured such that when the third junction element exerts torque on the free wheel in one direction, the free wheel is in an engaged state and stops the rotation of the third junction element, and when the third junction element exerts torque on the free wheel in the opposite direction, the free wheel is in a free state and allows rotation of the third junction element, and wherein the third junction element is further configured to be coupled to the accessory pulley, in a second operating phase.

US Pat. No. 10,458,382

AUTO STOP PARAMETER THRESHOLD ADJUSTMENT

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A vehicle stop-start system comprising:a controller programmed to adjust a threshold, defining a specified range of values for a geographic location, according to learned information derived from vehicle data collected in a vicinity of the geographic location to alter a frequency or duration of engine auto stops at the geographic location, and to initiate an auto stop of an engine responsive to a parameter value falling within the specified range.

US Pat. No. 10,458,378

WATER SEPARATOR AND WATER SEPARATING SYSTEM WITH INTEGRATED WATER DISCHARGE DEVICE

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,376

AIR CLEANER FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI ...

1. An air cleaner for an internal combustion engine, comprising:a first housing including an inlet and an opening;
a second housing including an outlet and an opening; and
a filter element arranged between the opening of the first housing and the opening of the second housing, wherein
at least one of the first housing and the second housing includes a sound reducing wall portion, and
the sound reducing wall portion includes
a sound absorbing layer made of an air permeable material, and
an inner covering layer, which is fixed to an inner surface of the sound absorbing layer and made of a material having a lower air permeability than that of the sound absorbing layer.

US Pat. No. 10,458,373

SYSTEM INCLUDING OXYGEN SEPARATION DEVICE

Tenneco Automotive Operat...

1. A system comprising:an internal combustion engine including a combustion gas inlet;
an oxygen separation device positioned to be heated with heat generated by the internal combustion engine during operation of the internal combustion engine;
the oxygen separation device including a casing and a module in the casing;
the casing having an air inlet, a retentate outlet, and a permeate outlet, the permeate outlet being in fluid communication with the combustion gas inlet of the internal combustion engine;
the module including an oxygen ion transport membrane separating the retentate outlet and the permeate outlet; and
a heat absorber between the casing and the module.

US Pat. No. 10,458,369

SUPERCHARGED INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE WITH COOLED EXHAUST-GAS RECIRCULATION ARRANGEMENT

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A supercharged internal combustion engine comprising:an intake system for supplying air to the engine, an exhaust-gas discharge system for discharging exhaust gases, and an exhaust-gas recirculation arrangement which comprises at least one recirculation line, with at least one cooler and at least one control element being provided in the at least one recirculation line for the purposes of setting a predefinable exhaust-gas flow rate for recirculation, wherein at least two recirculation lines are provided, in which there is arranged in each case one cooler, the coolers being arranged in parallel and being usable independently of one another for cooling exhaust gas for the purposes of energy recovery, wherein a first recirculation line is provided comprising at least a first cooler, the first recirculation line fluidly coupled to the exhaust-gas discharge system upstream of the first cooler, the first recirculation line further fluidly coupled to the intake system downstream of the first cooler, where a first control element is arranged at a junction between the first recirculation line and the intake system;
a second recirculation line is provided comprising at least a second cooler, the second recirculation line fluidly coupled to the exhaust gas discharge system upstream of the second cooler, and where the second recirculation line further comprises a second control element selectively fluidly coupling the second recirculation line to the first recirculation line or to an exhaust-gas-conducting line configured to return exhaust gas to the exhaust-gas discharge system, where the second control element is downstream of the second cooler; and
the first and second coolers comprise at least one coolant-conducting jacket configured to allow coolant flowing therethrough to thermally communicate with exhaust gas.

US Pat. No. 10,458,366

FUEL TANK PRESSURE REGULATOR

Stant USA Corp., Conners...

1. A tank venting system comprisinga valve housing formed to include a tank passageway having a tank-side inlet adapted to be coupled in fluid communication to a fuel tank and a canister passageway having a canister-side outlet adapted to be coupled in fluid communication to a fuel-vapor recovery canister, the valve housing also being formed to include a valve seat at a fluid-conducting interface to intercept fluid flowing through the valve housing between the tank-side inlet and canister-side outlet,
a pressure-controlled valve having a first side exposed to fuel vapor flowing into the valve housing through the tank-side inlet and the canister-side outlet and an opposite second side exposed to fuel vapor extant in the fuel tank that is communicated to the opposite second side via a valve-pressurization feed passageway exposed to fuel vapor extant in the fuel tank, the pressure-controlled valve being mounted for movement relative to the valve housing to a closed position wherein the first side engages the valve seat to block flow of fuel vapor between the tank and canister passageways and an opened position wherein the first side disengages the valve seat to allow flow of fuel vapor between the tank and canister passageways, and
a valve opener configured to selectively lower pressure of fuel vapor exposed to the opposite second side of the pressure-controlled valve by venting pressurized fuel vapor that has been communicated via the valve-pressurization feed passageway to the opposite second side of the pressure-controlled valve into the canister passageway through a pressurized-vapor bleed passageway for discharge into the atmosphere in response to an electrical input so that the pressure-controlled valve moves from the closed position away from the valve seat to the opened position to allow pressurized fuel vapor to flow from the tank passageway into the canister passageway through the fluid-conducting interface provided between the tank and canister passageways at the valve seat,
wherein the valve housing is formed to include a valve compartment containing the pressure-controlled valve, the pressure-controlled valve is arranged to divide the valve compartment into a lower chamber bounded in part by the first side of the pressure-controlled valve and arranged to provide the tank passageway and a separate upper chamber bounded in part by the second side of the pressure-controlled valve that is exposed to pressurized fuel vapor discharged from the valve-pressurization feed passageway, and the pressure-controlled valve is formed to include the pressurized-vapor bleed passageway to allow pressurized fuel vapor to flow from the separate upper chamber of the valve compartment into the canister passageway for discharge into the fuel-vapor recovery canister when the valve opener is activated by the electrical input to vent pressurized fuel vapor from the separate upper chamber of the valve compartment through the pressurized-vapor bleed passageway into the canister passageway, and
wherein the valve opener includes a bleed-passageway stopper, a stopper mover arranged to apply a force to yieldably to urge the bleed-passageway stopper to a bleed-blocking position engaging the pressure-controlled valve to block discharge of pressurized fuel vapor from the separate upper chamber of the valve compartment into the canister passageway, and a test-condition valve opener configured to move the bleed-passageway stopper in opposition to the force applied by the stopper mover from the bleed-blocking position away from the pressure-controlled valve to a bleed-allowing position and moving the pressure-controlled valve away from the closed position to hold the pressure-controlled valve in the opened position during a pressurized onboard diagnostics test condition.

US Pat. No. 10,458,363

THRUST REVERSER FOR A NACELLE OF AN AIRCRAFT TURBOJET ENGINE

1. A thrust reverser for a nacelle of an aircraft turbojet engine, the thrust reverser comprising:a thrust reverser cowl movable in translation along a direction substantially parallel to a longitudinal axis (A) of the nacelle between a direct jet position and a reverse jet position;
a variable-section outlet nozzle arranged in a downstream extension of said thrust reverser cowl and movable between at least one reduced-section ejection position and one increased-section ejection position;
an actuator comprising a body mounted on a fixed structure of the thrust reverser and an actuating rod, said actuating rod being adapted to drive the variable-section outlet nozzle and the movable thrust reverser cowl in displacement;
a first device for locking the thrust reverser cowl in the direct jet position on the fixed structure of the thrust reverser, the first locking device comprising a locking hook pivotally mounted about a transverse axis (B), between a closed cowl locking position in which the locking hook cooperates with a locking pin secured to the thrust reverser cowl, and an unlocking open position of the thrust reverser cowl in which the locking hook releases said locking pin;
a second device for locking the variable-section outlet nozzle on the thrust reverser cowl, the second locking device adapted to alternately occupy a position of locking the variable-section outlet nozzle on the cowl and a position of unlocking the variable-section outlet nozzle; and
a reset lever pivotally driven by the locking pin about a transverse axis (B) from a rest position to a reset position, the reset lever being pivotally linked on the locking hook in a direction of closure of the locking hook, such that pivotal driving of the reset lever by the locking pin towards the rest position drives the locking hook towards the locking position,
wherein the reset lever includes an actuating arm movably mounted on the thrust reverser cowl between the locking position of the variable-section outlet nozzle in which said arm actuates the second locking device to lock the variable-section outlet nozzle on the thrust reverser cowl, and the unlocking position of the variable-section outlet nozzle in which said arm unlocks the nozzle, said arm being driven in the locking position by the locking hook during pivoting of the locking hook towards the unlocking position.

US Pat. No. 10,458,353

ENGINE CONTROL METHOD AND CONTROL DEVICE

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., ...

1. A method of controlling an engine, comprising:setting a target torque of the engine;
controlling an engine torque based on the target torque;
setting an allowable torque that is greater than the target torque;
detecting a plurality of differing operating state parameters as indicators indicating an actual operating state of the engine;
individually calculating actual torques that are actual engine torques based on the plurality of detected operating state parameters;
selecting a largest value among the calculated actual torques as a final actual torque;
comparing the selected final actual torque to the allowable torque; and
generating a control signal according to a result of comparison between the selected final actual torque and the allowable torque.

US Pat. No. 10,458,339

GAS TURBINE ENGINE CASE FLOW BLOCKING COVERS

United Technologies Corpo...

1. A gas turbine engine component comprising:an engine case structure surrounding an engine center axis;
a plurality of holes formed in the engine case structure, wherein the plurality of holes are circumferentially spaced apart from each other about the engine center axis, and wherein the plurality of holes includes at least one balance hole to balance stiffness of the engine case structure, at least one mount hole to attach a first engine component to the engine case structure, and at least one service hole that receives a second engine component that passes through the at least one service hole, and wherein the at least one balance hole, the at least one mount hole, and the at least one service hole are circumferentially spaced apart from each other; and
at least one cover that only covers the at least one balance hole such that air is prevented from passing through the at least one balance hole, and wherein the at least one cover is made from a flexible material and does not add any stiffness to the engine case structure.

US Pat. No. 10,458,334

MOBILE POWER GENERATION SYSTEM INCLUDING CLOSED CELL BASE STRUCTURE

On-Power, Inc., Lebanon,...

1. A mobile power generation system comprising:a trailer including a rear end, a front end, a bottom end, and a top end defining therebetween an interior space;
a gas turbine housed inside the trailer in the interior space;
an electrical generator coupled to the gas turbine to generate electricity and housed inside the trailer in the interior space; and
one or more support jacks configured to support a base at the bottom end of the trailer with respect to a ground;
the base including a closed cell base structure, the closed cell base structure including a rigid surface to be mounted on top of the one or more support jacks, the closed cell base structure configured to include a sufficient amount of torsional stiffness to provide torsional stability and assist with distribution of uneven loads due to variance of forces from the one or more support jacks against the rigid surface.

US Pat. No. 10,458,330

AUXILIARY OIL SYSTEM FOR GEARED GAS TURBINE ENGINE

United Technologies Corpo...

1. A gas turbine engine comprising:a fan drive turbine, a fan rotor, and a gear reduction driven by said fan drive turbine to, in turn, drive said gear architecture, a main oil supply system for supplying oil to components within said gear reduction, and an auxiliary oil supply system;
said auxiliary oil system being operable to ensure that the gear reduction will be adequately supplied with lubricant for at least 30 seconds at power should the main oil supply system fail;
wherein said gear reduction includes a sun gear being driven by said fan drive turbine to drive intermediate gears that engage a ring gear;
wherein said sun gear, said intermediate gears and said ring gear are enclosed in a bearing compartment, which captures oil removed via a scavenge line connected to a main oil pump;
wherein said main oil pump has an oil gutter that directs scavenge oil to a main oil tank;
wherein said gear reduction is surrounded by said oil gutter that scavenges oil and directs it to an auxiliary oil tank; and
wherein said gutter is at least 70% efficient, defined as the volume of oil captured in said gutter being directed to said auxiliary oil tank compared to a volume of oil that falls out of said gutter and is scavenged by said main scavenge pump.

US Pat. No. 10,458,323

INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES

COX POWERTRAIN LIMITED, ...

1. An internal combustion engine comprising:at least one cylinder;
a pair of opposed, reciprocating pistons within the cylinder forming a combustion chamber therebetween, wherein the pair of opposed, reciprocating pistons comprise an inner piston and an outer piston, the outer piston having a crown with a central opening; and
at least one combustion igniter associated with the cylinder, a portion of the combustion igniter being exposed within the combustion chamber formed between the opposed pistons, wherein the combustion igniter moves back and forth through the central opening in the crown of the outer piston as the outer piston reciprocates with respect to the fixed combustion igniter,
wherein the combustion igniter is fixed at one end of the cylinder and projects into the cylinder from that end, along the central axis of the cylinder, to locate said portion of the combustion igniter in a fixed position that is within the combustion chamber throughout the engine cycle, wherein the combustion igniter extends through the outer piston, which is closest to the end of the cylinder from which the combustion igniter projects, and said outer piston is configured to reciprocate along a housing within which the combustion igniter is housed so that the outer piston reciprocates relative to the fixed position of the combustion igniter.

US Pat. No. 10,458,322

SURGE DETERMINATION DEVICE, SURGE DETERMINATION METHOD, AND PROGRAM

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A surge determination device that determines a surge of a compressor that outputs compressed air to an engine, the surge determination device comprising:an airflow meter that detects an intake flow rate of air supplied to the engine;
a rotation speed meter that detects a rotation speed of the engine;
a processor and a storage unit that stores a program that causes the processor to:
obtain the rotation speed of the engine;
obtain the intake flow rate;
calculate a determination condition for determining whether there is the surge based on both the rotation speed and the intake flow rate;
apply a current rotation speed and a current intake flow rate to the calculated determination condition; and
determine whether there is the surge by comparing a result of the applying step with a predetermined threshold value,
wherein the compressor is disconnected from an intake air flow path of the engine that supplies intake air to the engine when the surge of the compressor is detected in the surge determining step.

US Pat. No. 10,458,315

COMPRESSOR STRUCTURE FOR TURBOCHARGERS

OTICS Corporation, Nishi...

1. A compressor structure for turbochargers configured to be able to accommodate an impeller, comprising:an intake port for drawing in air toward the impeller;
a scroll chamber formed in a circumferential direction on an outer circumferential side of the impeller in such a manner to flow air discharged from the impeller;
a discharge port for discharging air flowing through the scroll chamber to an outside; and
an intermediate part for communicating the discharge port and the scroll chamber,
wherein the compressor structure includes a scroll piece, a shroud piece and a seal plate assembled with each other in an axial direction as separate members,
wherein the scroll piece includes the intake port formed penetrating in the axial direction; an intake-side wall surface constituting a wall surface of the scroll chamber on an intake side on an outer circumferential side of the intake port; a penetration part formed penetrating in the axial direction and having an intake side end constituting the discharge port; and a first intermediate wall surface configured to constitute a part of the inner wall surface of the intermediate part, smoothly extending from the intake-side wall surface to the discharge port in such a manner that an extending direction of the first intermediate wall surface approaches a direction parallel to the axial direction by being bent toward the intake side,
wherein the shroud piece includes a cylindrical shroud press fitting part to be press-fitted into the intake port; an inner circumferential side wall surface constituting a wall surface on an inner circumference side of the scroll chamber; a shroud surface opposed to the impeller; and a diffuser surface extending from the shroud surface toward the scroll chamber,
wherein the seal plate includes an outer circumferential side wall surface constituting a wall surface on an outer circumferential side of the scroll chamber; and a protruding part protruding toward the intake side so as to be inserted into the penetration part in the axial direction,
wherein the protruding part includes a second intermediate wall surface configured to constitute a part of the inner wall surface of the intermediate part, the second intermediate wall surface extending from the outer circumferential side wall surface in such a manner that an extending direction of the second intermediate wall surface approaches a direction parallel to the axial direction by being bent toward the intake side,
wherein the second intermediate wall surface faces in a direction of the first intermediate wall surface, and each of the first intermediate wall surface and the second intermediate wall surface is formed to have a semicircular-arc shape in a cross-section of the intermediate part vertical to a flow path,
wherein the semicircular-arc shape of each of the first intermediate wall surface and the second intermediate wall surface form a circular shape in cross-section for the inner wall surface of the intermediate part, and
wherein each of the first intermediate wall surface and the second intermediate wall surface bend to a direction approaching parallel to the axial direction from a direction orthogonal to the axial direction.

US Pat. No. 10,458,313

MULTIFUNCTIONAL ROTARY VALVE MODULE

HANON SYSTEMS, Daejeon (...

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,303

UREA PUMP MODULE FOR VEHICLE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A vehicular urea pump module, comprising:a case including a separation plate having a urea discharge port and a plurality of pipes formed in an upper surface thereof, and upper and lower protective plates integrally formed on upper and lower surface rims of the separation plate respectively;
a cylindrical heater including a first sealing material molded over a surface of a cylindrical heat sink coupled with a positive temperature coefficient (PTC) element, the heater having a first fastening hole formed in an outer-diameter portion thereof, into which each pipe is inserted and fastened;
a motor including a second sealing material molded over a surface of a hollow stator having a coil wound around an outer-diameter portion thereof and a terminal assembled to a top thereof, the motor having a second fastening hole formed in the outer-diameter portion so that a tip end portion of the pipe, which has passed through the first fastening hole, is inserted into and fastened to the second fastening hole; and
a pump including a rotor rotatably mounted on a top thereof so as to be inserted into the hollow stator of the motor, a suction port and a discharge port formed in a bottom portion thereof, and a pair of gears rotatably mounted therein so as to rotate forwards or in reverse,
wherein, in a state in which the motor and the pump are inserted and disposed in a hollow portion of the heater, heat of the heater is transferred to the motor and the pump and also transferred to urea inside a urea tank.

US Pat. No. 10,458,299

EXHAUST GAS AFTERTREATMENT APPARATUS

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,296

CRANKCASE OIL CATCHER WITH AN APERTURE AND SEAL

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A crankcase oil catcher configured to be provided above a crankshaft of an engine and below an associated piston, the crankcase oil catcher comprising:one or more surfaces configured to catch dispersed oil in a crankcase and direct the oil along the surfaces of the crankcase oil catcher away from a crankcase casing wall and towards a crank sump;
a first aperture for a connecting rod of the associated piston to pass through; and
a seal provided around the first aperture, wherein the seal is configured to seal against the crankcase casing wall around an opening into an engine cylinder in which the associated piston resides and provide a seal between the engine cylinder and a gap between the crankcase oil catcher and the crankcase casing wall,
wherein the crankcase oil catcher further comprises one or more fixing mounts that span the gap.

US Pat. No. 10,458,295

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

Daimler AG, Stuttgart (D...

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,287

COVER ASSEMBLY FOR A PUSHROD TUBE

Harley-Davidson Motor Com...

1. A pushrod tube assembly for an engine, the pushrod tube assembly comprising:a first tube configured to cover a pushrod;
a second tube configured to cover the pushrod, wherein the first tube has an inner diameter larger than an outer diameter of the second tube such that the second tube is configured to be slidably positioned in the first tube;
an annular groove formed in a first end of the first tube, wherein a diameter of the groove is larger than the inner diameter of the first tube; and
an annular seal disposed within the groove of the first tube to sealingly engage an outer surface of the second tube adjacent to a first end of the second tube.

US Pat. No. 10,458,284

VARIABLE PRESSURE INVENTORY CONTROL OF CLOSED CYCLE SYSTEM WITH A HIGH PRESSURE TANK AND AN INTERMEDIATE PRESSURE TANK

Malta Inc., Cambridge, M...

1. A method comprising:in a closed cycle system, circulating a working fluid through a closed cycle fluid path including, in sequence, a compressor, a hot side heat exchanger, a turbine, and a cold side heat exchanger, wherein the closed cycle fluid path comprises a high pressure leg and a low pressure leg, wherein the closed cycle system comprises: (i) a first fluid connection between the high pressure leg and a high pressure tank and connected to the high pressure leg between an outlet of the hot side heat exchanger and an inlet of the turbine, (ii) a second fluid connection between the high pressure leg and an intermediate pressure tank and connected to the high pressure leg between the outlet of the hot side heat exchanger and the inlet of the turbine, (iii) a third fluid connection between the low pressure leg and the intermediate pressure tank and connected to the low pressure leg between an outlet of the cold side heat exchanger and an inlet of the compressor, and (iv) a fourth fluid connection between the low pressure leg and the high pressure tank and connected to the low pressure leg between the outlet of the cold side heat exchanger and the inlet of the compressor, and wherein the closed cycle system is configured to cycle between a charge mode and a discharge mode;
operating the closed cycle system in the discharge mode, wherein a generator coupled to the turbine produces electrical power;
determining an operating condition of the closed cycle system;
defining a first threshold pressure value based on the determination of the operating condition of the closed cycle system;
removing a first quantity of working fluid from the closed cycle fluid path by opening the first fluid connection, such that pressure of the working fluid in the high pressure leg decreases and pressure of the working fluid in the high pressure tank increases;
closing the first fluid connection when pressure of the working fluid in the high pressure tank reaches the first threshold pressure value; and
removing a second quantity of working fluid from the closed cycle fluid path by opening the second fluid connection, such that pressure of the working fluid in the high pressure leg decreases and pressure of the working fluid in the intermediate pressure tank increases.

US Pat. No. 10,458,281

RESILIENT MOUNTING ASSEMBLY FOR A TURBINE ENGINE

United Technologies Corpo...

1. An assembly for a turbine engine, comprising:a turbine engine case;
a duct of an active clearance control system, the duct extending circumferentially about the turbine engine case and configured to direct impingement air onto the turbine engine case;
a first mounting bracket;
a second mounting bracket; and
a first resilient mount attaching the second mounting bracket to the first mounting bracket, the first resilient mount including a first isolator support, a second isolator support, a first isolator, a second isolator and a fastener;
the first isolator support and the second isolator support arranged on opposing sides of the second mounting bracket, wherein the first isolator support is between the second mounting bracket and the first isolator, and the second isolator support is between the second mounting bracket and the second isolator;
the first isolator is between the first isolator support and the first mounting bracket; and
the fastener projecting through the first mounting bracket, the second mounting bracket, the first isolator support, the second isolator support, the first isolator and the second isolator;
wherein the first mounting bracket is attached to the turbine engine case; and
wherein the second mounting bracket is attached to the duct.

US Pat. No. 10,458,274

GEARED GAS TURBINE ENGINE AND A GEARBOX

ROLLS-ROYCE plc, London ...

1. A gas turbine engine comprising a gearbox,the gearbox comprising: a sun gear; an annulus gear; a plurality of planet gears; and a carrier,
the sun gear meshing with the planet gears and the planet gears meshing with the annulus gear;
the carrier comprising a first ring, a second ring spaced axially from the first ring, and a plurality of circumferentially spaced axles extending axially between the first ring and the second ring;
each planet gear being rotatably mounted on a respective one of the plurality of circumferentially spaced axles;
each of the plurality of circumferentially spaced axles being arranged at a first radius;
at least one of the first ring and the second ring comprising a metal matrix composite material;
the metal matrix composite material comprising a ring of reinforcing fibres; and
the ring of reinforcing fibres having a second radius greater than the first radius.

US Pat. No. 10,458,271

CABLE DRIVE SYSTEM FOR VARIABLE VANE OPERATION

United Technologies Corpo...

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,267

SEAL ASSEMBLY FOR COUNTER ROTATING TURBINE ASSEMBLY

General Electric Company,...

1. A gas turbine engine, comprising:a turbine rotor comprising an inner shroud, an outer shroud, and at least one connecting airfoil coupling the inner shroud and the outer shroud, wherein the outer shroud comprises a plurality of outer shroud airfoils extended inward along a radial direction;
a turbine frame at least partially surrounding the turbine rotor; and
an outer diameter seal assembly comprising a sliding portion disposed between the turbine frame and the outer shroud of the turbine rotor, wherein the outer diameter seal assembly defines a secondary tooth at the outer shroud radially inward of a longitudinal face of the sliding portion, and a primary tooth defined axially adjacent to a radial face of the sliding portion.

US Pat. No. 10,458,264

SEAL ARRANGEMENT FOR TURBINE ENGINE COMPONENT

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

1. A gas turbine engine, comprising:a first component including a first set of ridges protruding in a radial direction from a first cold side surface adjacent to a first mate face;
a second component including a second set of ridges protruding in the radial direction from a second cold side surface adjacent to a second mate face, the second mate face circumferentially adjacent to the first mate face to define a leakage gap; and
a seal member abutting the first set of ridges to define a first set of cooling channels, and abutting the second set of ridges to define a second set of cooling channels, the seal member spaced apart from the first cold side surface and the second cold side surface;
wherein the seal member includes a sealing surface that abuts the first set and the second set of ridges, and an outer surface spaced apart from the sealing surface;
wherein each ridge of the first and second sets of ridges includes an elongated body extending in a circumferential direction between a proximal end and a distal end, the proximal end adjacent to the leakage gap and the distal end spaced apart from the leakage gap, a first surface of the elongated body abutting the seal member, and the seal member is contained in the circumferential direction within the distal ends of the first and second sets of ridges; and
wherein the distal ends are free of any retention features radially aligned with the seal member in the radial direction such that the seal member is moveable circumferentially past the distal end.

US Pat. No. 10,458,257

BLADE COMPRISING A SHANK, PROVIDED WITH A DEPRESSED PORTION

SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES, ...

1. A blade comprising:a vane; and
a foot, the foot comprising successively, by moving away from the vane, a platform, a shank and a bulb, the shank being connected to the platform and to the bulb by junction lines, the shank comprising first and second main faces respectively directed in a suction side and a pressure side of the blade and parallel,
wherein the first main face is substantially plane or curvilinear, and the second main face is provided with a depressed portion extending over a depth of at least 25% of a thickness of the shank between the first and second main faces, and the depressed portion is limited by two main sides respectively parallel to the junction lines, said main sides being separated, along each line in a height direction of the blade which extends from the bulb to a tip edge of the vane, by a distance D1 which is at least 50% of a distance D2 separating the junction lines.

US Pat. No. 10,458,256

THERMAL-SPRAYED BONDING OF A CERAMIC STRUCTURE TO A SUBSTRATE

United Technologies Corpo...

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,246

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

Safran Aircraft Engines, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,239

OIL PUMP HAVING PLURALITY OF OUTER ROTOR PIECES

AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. An oil pump comprising:a rotatable inner rotor including a vane-housing unit that houses a plurality of vanes such that the plurality of vanes is slidable in a radial direction;
a rotatable annular outer rotor including a plurality of vane-connecting parts connected with tip ends of the plurality of vanes located radially outward;
a first volume-changing part, which is provided between the rotatable inner rotor and the rotatable annular outer rotor, a first volume of which is changed in response to eccentricity of the rotatable inner rotor with respect to the rotatable annular outer rotor, thereby providing a pumping function; and
a second volume-changing part, which is provided in the rotatable annular outer rotor, a second volume of which is changed by a change in a distance between the plurality of vane-connecting parts adjacent to each other in a circumferential direction in response to the eccentricity of the rotatable inner rotor with respect to the rotatable annular outer rotor, thereby providing a pumping function, wherein
the rotatable annular outer rotor includes a plurality of outer rotor pieces annularly connected to each other,
each of the plurality of outer rotor pieces includes a first engaging part provided in a first end surface of each of the plurality of outer rotor pieces in an axial direction and a second engaging part provided in a second end surface of each of the plurality of outer rotor pieces in the axial direction and being engageable with the first engaging part of an adjacent one of the plurality of outer rotor pieces,
the plurality of outer rotor pieces is circumferentially arranged in a state where the first engaging part and the second engaging part of the plurality of outer rotor pieces being adjacent to each other engage with each other such that a distance therebetween in the circumferential direction is variable,
the first engaging part is provided in the first end surface of each of the plurality of outer rotor pieces in the axial direction to extend in an arcuate manner,
the second engaging part is provided in the second end surface of each of the plurality of outer rotor pieces in the axial direction to extend in the arcuate manner,
the first engaging part and the second engaging part engage with each other such that the same are slidable in the circumferential direction with respect to each other in an engaging state,
the first engaging part is formed by one of a convex part and a concave part provided in the first end surface of each of the plurality of outer rotor pieces in the axial direction to extend in the arcuate manner, and
the second engaging part is formed by the other of the convex part and the concave part provided in the second end surface of each of the plurality of outer rotor pieces in the axial direction to extend in the arcuate manner and being engageable with the first engaging part of the adjacent one of the plurality of outer rotor pieces.

US Pat. No. 10,458,237

SEALING SLEEVE FOR GEARED SHAFT OF GEARMOTOR ASSEMBLY

Nidec Motor Corporation, ...

1. A motor comprising:a shaft rotatable about an axis;
an engaged component engaged by the shaft;
a sleeve fixed to the shaft to rotate therewith; and
a seal at least partly circumscribing the shaft,
said shaft including an engagement region presenting a substantially variable outer shaft surface that at least in part engages the engaged component,
said sleeve including a first section that at least partly circumscribes and engages the engagement region of the shaft,
said first section of the sleeve presenting an outer seal-engaging surface,
said seal at least partly circumscribing the engagement region of the shaft and the first section of the sleeve to sealingly engage the seal-engaging surface of the sleeve.

US Pat. No. 10,458,235

SYSTEM FOR RECOVERING MINERALS FROM THE SEABED

Deep Reach Technology, In...

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,232

FORMATION FLUID SAMPLE CONTAINER APPARATUS

SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY C...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a downhole tool having a body including an opening and a cavity extending into the body from the opening; and
a sample container comprising:
an elongated container for holding a formation fluid sample, wherein the elongated container comprises an annular wall defining a chamber configured to receive fluids; and
a sheath coupled to at least a portion of an outer surface of the annular wall of the elongated container such that the sheath abuts the portion of the outer surface along a length of the annular wall and at least partially surrounds the elongated container, wherein the sample container is fixed in the cavity and the sheath is configured to increase the mechanical integrity of the elongated container in a downhole environment.

US Pat. No. 10,458,229

DOWNHOLE COMMUNICATIONS USING VARIABLE LENGTH DATA PACKETS

HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVIC...

1. A system that is positionable in a wellbore, the system comprising:a transceiver that is positionable external to a casing string and programmable to vary how many data packets are to be wirelessly transmitted by the transceiver for communicating an amount of data about an environment in the wellbore, wherein the transceiver comprises:
a processing device; and
a memory device in which instructions executable by the processing device are stored for causing the processing device to:
receive a control signal from a computing device that is remote from the transceiver;
select, based on the control signal, a transmission mode from among at least three different transmission modes comprising a low data mode, a medium data mode, and a high data mode;
select, based on the control signal, a data transmission rate from among a plurality of data transmission rates, wherein the data transmission rate is selected separately from the transmission mode; and
wirelessly transmit the data packets to another transceiver in accordance with the selected transmission mode and the selected data transmission rate.

US Pat. No. 10,458,228

LOW FREQUENCY DISTRIBUTED ACOUSTIC SENSING

ConocoPhillips Company, ...

1. A method for improving hydrocarbon production, where the method comprises:a) installing one or more fiber optic cables along a wellbore in a hydrocarbon formation;
b) installing one or more interrogators on at least one fiber optic cable;
c) interrogating at least one fiber optic cable with an interrogation signal;
d) obtaining one or more distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) datasets from the interrogator;
e) converting one or more DAS datasets from the interrogator into a continuous record;
f) transforming the continuous record with a low-pass filter to 1-50 milliHz while down sampling into a transformed well signal;
g) interpreting the transformed well signal; and
h) using the interpreted well signal to improve hydrocarbon production from said hydrocarbon formation.

US Pat. No. 10,458,223

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MITIGATING STICK-SLIP

Nabors Drilling Technolog...

1. A method of rotating a drill string driven by a drive system using a control system, comprising:measuring torque values of the drive system with a torque sensor;
determining a frequency of stick-slip oscillations at the drive system based on the torque values using the control system;
determining an estimated instantaneous rotational speed of the drive system with the control system;
adjusting the estimated instantaneous rotational speed based on changes in the torque values to define an adjusted estimated instantaneous rotation speed with the control system;
providing an output signal representing the adjusted estimated instantaneous rotational speed to the drive system; and
controlling rotation of a quill of the drive system based on the output signal.

US Pat. No. 10,458,221

PRESSURE ACTIVATED COMPLETION TOOLS AND METHODS OF USE

INTERRA ENERGY SERVICES L...

1. A downhole tool for use in a tubing string, the downhole tool comprising:(i) a tubular body configured to be in fluid communication with the tubing string having an upstream and a downstream, the tubular body having at least one burst port configured to receive a burst plug wherein the burst plug is configured to burst at a threshold pressure;
(ii) a movable inner sleeve within the tubular body that can slide inside of the tubular body from a first position to a second position when exposed to hydraulic pressure; and
(iii) a fluid compartment positioned between the movable inner sleeve and the tubular body, the fluid compartment configured to receive a compartment fluid and operable for fluid communication of the compartment fluid from inside the fluid compartment to outside the burst port, the communication of the compartment fluid to outside the burst port being prevented by the burst plug when disposed in the burst port and the compartment fluid being able to pass to outside the burst port when the burst plug is not disposed in the burst port,
wherein in operation:
the burst plug that is disposed within the at least one burst port bursts in response to hydraulic pressure equal to or greater than the threshold pressure that is transferred from the pressurized fluid communicated down the tubing string to the movable inner sleeve through the compartment fluid that is received by the fluid compartment to the burst plug; and
upon bursting of the burst plug, the compartment fluid passes to outside the burst port and the movable inner sleeve slides from the first position to the second position such that the downhole tool is activated.

US Pat. No. 10,458,215

PRODUCING HYDROCARBONS FROM A FORMATION

ExxonMobil Upstream Resea...

1. A method of producing hydrocarbons from a formation, the method comprising:(a) drilling a wellbore in the formation, wherein the wellbore is approximately horizontal, receiving data obtained while drilling the wellbore, and analyzing the data obtained while drilling the wellbore to plan the location of two or more fractures formed by different types of fracturing methods;
(b) forming the two or more fractures in the formation from the wellbore;
(c) receiving fracture performance data about the two or more fractures;
(d) analyzing the fracture performance data;
(e) selecting one of the two or more fractures for production, and selecting another of the two or more fractures for injection or closing off based on the analysis of the fracture performance data;
(f) completing the wellbore such that injection into the one or more fractures selected for injection and production from the one or more fractures selected for production occurs simultaneously;
wherein completing the wellbore such that injection into the one or more fractures selected for injection and production from the one or more fractures selected for production occurs simultaneously comprises injecting differing flow rates into the two or more fractures selected for injection.

US Pat. No. 10,458,213

POSITIONING DEVICE FOR SHAPED CHARGES IN A PERFORATING GUN MODULE

1. A positioning device, comprising:a shaped charge holder comprising a plurality of shaped charge receptacles and a lumen extending along a central axis of the shaped charge holder, wherein the shaped charge receptacles extend radially from the central axis of the shaped charge holder and are in a first single axial plane, and each of the receptacles is configured for receiving one of the shaped charges;
a wireless push-in detonator is disposed in the lumen adjacent each of the shaped charge receptacles;
a plurality of retention mechanisms that fasten the shaped charges to the shaped charge holder; and
a plurality of shaped charge positioning blocks that guide the placement of the shaped charges,
wherein the retention mechanisms and the shaped charge positioning blocks outwardly extend from the shaped charge holder adjacent each of the shaped charge receptacles.

US Pat. No. 10,458,211

SCREEN FILTER ASSEMBLY AND METHOD THEREFOR

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,208

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

IFP Energies nouvelles, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,206

CHOKE SYSTEM FOR WELLHEAD ASSEMBLY HAVING A TURBINE GENERATOR

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,202

ELECTRO-HYDRAULIC SYSTEM WITH A SINGLE CONTROL LINE

Halliburton Energy Servic...

10. A method comprising:flowing a hydraulic fluid through a single hydraulic control line;
directing a flow of the hydraulic fluid from the hydraulic control line into a fluid line;
regulating the flow of the hydraulic fluid through the fluid line with a flow controller;
communicating a selected flow of the hydraulic fluid from the hydraulic control line to a piezoelectric device to actuate the flow controller;
generating electric power by converting hydraulic fluid power exerted by the selected flow of the hydraulic fluid to electric power; and
storing the electric power in a storage device.

US Pat. No. 10,458,198

TEST DART SYSTEM AND METHOD

10. A system for isolating regions of a wellbore, the system comprising:a unidirectional valve positioned in the wellbore, the unidirectional valve permitting a fluid flow in a downstream direction into the wellbore and restricting the fluid flow in an upstream direction out of the wellbore;
a test dart non-rotationally coupled to the unidirectional valve via a gravitational force acting on the test dart, the test dart arranged upstream of the unidirectional valve and positioned to block the fluid flow in the downstream direction toward the unidirectional valve; and
a removal tool, the removal tool non-rotationally coupling to the test dart and positioned to remove the test dart in a non-controlled wellbore environment via a linear force.

US Pat. No. 10,458,196

DOWNHOLE CASING PULLING TOOL

WEATHERFORD TECHNOLOGY HO...

1. A downhole casing pulling tool, comprising:a tubular housing having a bore therethrough;
a packer assembly configured to isolate an annulus between a casing and the tool;
a slip assembly configured to engage the casing;
an actuator configured to actuate at least one of the packer assembly and the slip assembly, and
a piston assembly disposed in the bore of the tubular housing, the piston assembly including:
a piston having a piston bore;
a first wall and a second wall axially spaced in the piston bore;
one or more first flow paths formed through the first wall; and
one or more second flow paths formed through the second wall;
wherein the piston assembly is configured to:
operate the actuator; and
modify a fluid pressure in the bore of the tubular housing.

US Pat. No. 10,458,194

MANDREL SUPPORTED FLEXIBLE SUPPORT RING ASSEMBLY

BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPAN...

1. An assembly for supporting or positioning a mandrel with respect to a surrounding surface defining a borehole, comprising:at least one base comprising an opening for the mandrel;
at least one tapered segment extending from said base further comprising a plurality of slots defining fingers therebetween, said fingers having stiffened ends spaced from said base;
said fingers flexing independently of each other relative to said base to conform to a shape of the surrounding surface while exerting a force against the surrounding surface;
a tubular sealing element support which radially surrounds the at least one tapered segment, the tubular sealing element support presenting a plurality of alternating external peaks and valleys and a corresponding plurality of alternating internal valleys and peaks; and
wherein the tubular sealing element support is urged into contact with the surrounding surface as the ends of the fingers are urged into the internal valleys.

US Pat. No. 10,458,189

EARTH-BORING TOOLS UTILIZING SELECTIVE PLACEMENT OF POLISHED AND NON-POLISHED CUTTING ELEMENTS, AND RELATED METHODS

Baker Hughes, a GE compan...

1. An earth-boring tool, comprising:a body having a longitudinal axis;
blades extending longitudinally and generally radially from the body;
at least one polished superabrasive cutting element located on at least one blade in each of at least two regions selected from a nose region, a shoulder region, a flank region, a gage region, and a cone region of a face of the earth-boring tool; and
at least one non-polished superabrasive cutting element located on the at least one blade in the cone region of the face of the earth-boring tool.

US Pat. No. 10,458,187

SEAL ASSEMBLIES FOR EARTH-BORING TOOLS, EARTH-BORING TOOLS SO EQUIPPED, AND RELATED METHODS

Baker Hughes, a GE compan...

1. An earth-boring tool, comprising:a body;
a rotating member disposed over a protrusion from the body and configured to rotate relative to the body;
a bearing assembly disposed within a cavity of the rotating member, the bearing assembly comprising:
an annular-shaped inner bearing race member coupled with the protrusion;
an annular-shaped outer bearing race member coupled with the rotating member; and
at least one roller disposed between the inner bearing race member and the outer bearing race member, the at least one roller contacting each of the inner bearing race member and the outer bearing race member;
a bearing retainer affixed within the cavity of the rotating member and configured to retain the bearing assembly within the cavity of the rotating member; and
a seal assembly comprising:
an annular sealing element rotationally coupled with the bearing retainer and defining a first sealing surface;
a second sealing surface defined by the inner bearing race member; and
an energizing element disposed between the bearing retainer and the annular sealing element and creating a sealing engagement between the first sealing surface of the annular sealing element and the second sealing surface of the inner bearing race member.

US Pat. No. 10,458,181

BARRIER

A-FAX LIMITED, Elland, W...

1. An impact barrier comprising:a first support;
a second support;
a first arm moveable about the first support to rotate about a substantially horizontal pivot axis;
a second arm moveable about the second support to rotate about a substantially horizontal pivot axis;
a coupling mounted to the first arm and arranged to slide relative to and along the first arm and the second arm, wherein:
the first and second supports are spaced across an opening, and the impact barrier is arranged between an open position and a closed position, such that in the closed position, the first and second arms are arranged in combination to traverse the opening; and
when in the closed position, the coupling is arranged to slide along and relative to the first and second arms, by a distance of at least 25% of a length of one of the first arm and the second arm, from a first position in which the coupling is mounted on only the first arm to a second position in which the coupling is mounted on both the first and second arms; and
a projection provided on the second arm, the projection arranged to abut the coupling to impede movement of the coupling along the second arm beyond the second position when the impact barrier is arranged in the closed position.

US Pat. No. 10,458,176

VACUUM INSULATED GLASS (VIG) WINDOW UNIT WITH GETTER STRUCTURE AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME

GUARDIAN GLASS, LLC., Au...

1. A vacuum insulated glass (VIG) window unit comprising:first and second substantially parallel substrates comprising glass,
a plurality of spacers and a seal provided between the first and second substrates,
a space, defined at least by the seal, located between the first and second substrates and being at a pressure less than atmospheric pressure,
a first getter recess defined in the first substrate for receiving an originally positioned getter,
a getter structure on the second substrate, located substantially opposite the first getter recess in the first substrate, said getter structure on the second substrate configured to increase getter material surface area provided on the second substrate after getter activation,
wherein the getter structure on the second substrate comprises a second getter recess defined in the second substrate that is at least partially opposite the first getter recess,
wherein a pump-out aperture is defined in one of the first and second glass substrates, and wherein neither the first getter recess nor the second getter recess is provided in the pump-out aperture, and wherein neither the first getter recess nor the second getter recess is provided opposite the pump-out aperture; and
wherein after getter activation material from the getter is provided on both the first and second substrates, but does not extend entirely across the space between the first and second substrates.

US Pat. No. 10,458,168

FURNITURE HINGE

JULIUS BLUM GMBH, Hoechs...

1. A furniture hinge comprising:a first hinge portion to be fixed to a furniture carcass;
a second hinge portion having a hinge cup to be fixed to a movably-mounted furniture part;
a hinge axis connecting the first hinge portion and the second hinge portion;
a bearing portion inserted into the hinge cup, the bearing portion including a cavity;
a spring device configured to move the furniture hinge from a predetermined angular position into a fully closed position and/or into a fully open position, wherein a first end region of the spring device is supported on the bearing portion when the bearing portion is inserted into the hinge cup, the cavity being configured to accommodate the spring device;
a convex control curve configured to interact from the predetermined angular position towards the fully closed position and/or fully open position via the spring device; and
a pressure portion having a counter contour configured to be pressed against the convex control curve by the spring device, wherein the counter contour has a concave section complementary to the convex control curve.

US Pat. No. 10,458,165

ADJUSTABLE DOOR HINGE ASSEMBLY

1. A door hinge assembly 1 comprising:a first part having a first leaf and a first knuckle, the first knuckle formed with the first leaf and having a passage defined axially therethrough, a first inner threaded portion defined in the passage of the first knuckle, a slit defined between the first knuckle and the first leaf, an index area formed on the first leaf and located corresponding to the slit, the first leaf having multiple holes defined therethrough;
a second part having a second leaf and a second knuckle, the second knuckle formed with the second leaf and having a passage defined axially therethrough, a second inner threaded portion defined in the passage of the second knuckle, the second leaf having multiple apertures and a threaded hole respectively defined therethrough;
a pin pivotably extending through the first knuckle and fixedly extending through the second knuckle, the pin being pivotable relative to the first knuckle, and fixed to the second knuckle;
a first adjustment member having a first threaded section and a driving portion, the first threaded section threadedly connected to the first inner threaded portion in the first knuckle, the driving portion defined in a lower end of the first adjustment member and adapted to be driven by a tool, a head protruded from a top of the first adjustment member and in contact with a lower end of the pin;
a bottom piece having a second threaded section and a driving flange, the second threaded section threadedly connected to the first inner threaded portion in the first knuckle to prevent the first adjustment member from dropping from the first knuckle, the driving flange of the bottom piece adapted to be driven by a tool, a through hole defined axially through the bottom piece and adapted to accept a tool to extend through the through hole to reach the driving portion of the first adjustment member;
a sleeve including a top end, a slot defined axially through a wall of the sleeve, a length of the sleeve being longer than a sum of a length of the second knuckle and a length of the index portion;
a cover unit having a base and a cover which is connected to the base, the base having a room defined therein, a chamber defined in the base and the second leaf inserted into the base and received in the chamber, the chamber communicating with the room, multiple first holes and multiple second holes respectively defined in the base, multiple rods extending the apertures of the second leaf and connected to the first holes, the cover including an elongate hole located corresponding to the chamber, multiple positioning holes defined through the cover located corresponding to the second holes, and an adjustment hole defined through the cover located corresponding to the room, multiple bolts extending through the positioning holes of the cover and connected to the second holes;
a second adjustment member having outer threads defined in an outer surface thereof, a driving portion formed in one end of the second adjustment member and adapted to be driven by a tool, the second adjustment member threadedly extending through the threaded hole of the second leaf and contacts an inner bottom of the room of the base;
a top piece having outer threads defined in an outer surface thereof, a driving portion formed in one end of the top piece and adapted to be driven by a tool, the outer threads of the top piece threadedly connected to the second inner threaded portion of the second knuckle to position the sleeve between a top of the second knuckle and the top piece, a lower end of the sleeve inserted into the slit of the first part and located corresponding to the index area, when the first adjustment member is rotated, the second part is moved relative to the first part to adjust axial distance of the door hinge assembly, a gap between a lower end of the second knuckle and a top of the first knuckle is covered by the sleeve, when the second adjustment member is rotated, the second leaf is moved to adjust the door hinge assembly back and forth.

US Pat. No. 10,458,163

HINGE BRACE FOR PAINTING DOORS

1. A hinge brace comprising an elbow having two arms, each arm having a knuckle, a hinge pin hole formed in said knuckle, a recessed edge, and a tab extending from each recessed edge, wherein each tab further comprises a distal tab edge extending from said recessed edge and said tab is angled such that each distal tab edge braces against a door hinge when a pin from said door hinge is inserted through said hinge pin hole of said knuckle.

US Pat. No. 10,458,162

LATCHING DEVICE

1. A latching device for attachment to a door closer, said latching device comprising:a shaft having a first end and a second end;
wherein said first end of said shaft has a hook;
wherein said shaft and said hook are integral and in one piece;
wherein said door closer has an articulating arm;
wherein said hook curves around said articulating arm of said door closer;
wherein said second end of said shaft has a length of threading;
an end cap fixed to said second end of said shaft proximate said threading;
an exterior pressure plate having a first side and a second side encircling said shaft;
wherein said first end of said exterior pressure plate is capable of making contact with a posterior end of said door plate and preventing said articulating arm of said door closer from expanding;
a rear fastener secured to said shaft proximate said second side of said exterior pressure plate;
a front fastener secured to said shaft proximate said first side of said exterior pressure plate; and
wherein said front fastener and said rear fastener hold said exterior pressure plate in a fixed location along said shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,458,161

INSIDE HANDLE SUPPORT MEMBER FOR VEHICLE DOOR

AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAI...

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,160

SMALL-SIZED CONSTRUCTION MACHINE

Hitachi Construction Mach...

1. A small-sized construction machine comprising:a self-propelled lower traveling structure;
an upper revolving structure that is rotatably mounted on said lower traveling structure; and
a working mechanism that is provided on the front part side of said upper revolving structure, wherein
said upper revolving structure includes:
a revolving frame forming a support structural body,
a counterweight provided on a rear side of said revolving frame,
an engine located on the front side of said counterweight and mounted on said revolving frame,
a cab provided on said revolving frame so as to cover said engine from above and on one side in a left-right direction of which an openable/closable door is provided, and
a fuel tank that has a fuel filling port and a cap that closes said fuel filling port and stores fuel to be supplied to said engine, wherein
a fuel filling opening that is located on the side behind said door and surrounds said fuel filling port of said fuel tank and a lid member that caps said fuel filling opening to be openable/closable are provided on an outer surface of one side in the left-right direction on which said door of said cab is provided, characterized in that:
a cap holder that is attached to the inner surface side of said lid member in a state of facing an inner surface of said lid member with an interval in order to hold said cap removed from said fuel tank and a lock that locks said lid member from the outside in a state where said lid member closes said fuel filling opening are provided on said lid member,
said lock has a lock lever that is composed of a long member a base end of which is rotatably attached to said lid member and a leading end of which is allowed to enter the gap between said lid member and said cap holder and that rotationally moves between a locking position where said lid member maintains a state of closing said fuel filling opening and an unlocking position where said lid member allows opening of said fuel filling opening.

US Pat. No. 10,458,158

VEHICLE DOOR LOCK APPARATUS

ANSEI CORPORATION, Obu (...

1. A vehicle door lock apparatus comprising:a housing fixed to a door, the door being openable and closable with respect to a vehicle frame, and the housing having an entry opening into which a striker fixed to the vehicle frame can enter;
a fork provided in the housing, the fork being pivotably displaceable to a latched position from an unlatched position and vice versa, the fork retaining the striker in the entry opening at the latched position, and allowing the striker to separate from the entry opening at the unlatched position;
a pawl provided in the housing, the pawl being configured to pivot so as to fix or release the fork;
a first lever provided in the housing, the first lever being pivotably displaceable in response to an opening operation being performed on a door handle, the opening operation causing the first lever to act on the pawl such that the pawl releases the fork;
a second lever provided in the housing, the second lever being displaceable to a locking position, where the second lever retains the first lever in a locked position where the first lever is unable to act on the pawl, and the second lever being displaceable to an unlocking position where the second lever does not retain the first lever in the locked position, wherein, in the unlocking position, the second lever enables displacement of the fork located in the latched position to the unlatched position and, in the locking position, the second lever disables displacement of the fork located in the latched position to the unlatched position;
a third lever provided in the housing, the third lever being configured to pivotably displace the second lever from the locking position to the unlocking position response to an unlocking operation being performed on a lock operator and the third lever being configured to displace the second lever from the unlocking position to the locking position in response to a locking operation being performed on the lock operator;
a fourth lever provided in the housing, the fourth lever being linked with the fork such that the fourth lever is displaceable to an unblocking position when the fork displaces to the latched position and the fourth lever is displaceable to a blocking position when the fork displaces to the unlatched position, wherein in the unblocking position, the fourth lever is spaced apart from the second lever, and, in the blocking position, the fourth lever contacts the second lever located in the unlocking position and blocks the second lever from being displaced to the locking position; and
a fifth lever provided in the housing and linked with the fourth lever, the fifth lever being configured to detect whether the fork is located in the latched position or the unlatched position via engagement or disengagement of the fifth lever with a switch, to turn ON and turn OFF the switch.

US Pat. No. 10,458,154

RESTRAINT CONDITION DETECTION AND NOTIFICATION SYSTEM, DEVICES, AND METHODS

Carl Caprino, Lakewood, ...

1. A system for restraint condition detection and notification comprising:a restraining device, configured to contain or be associated with a sensing element that selectively senses a condition of the restraining device,
a communication component that selectively communicates a sensed condition of the restraining device, and
an activation/deactivation component that selectively powers at least one of the restraining device, the sensing element, and the communication component, wherein the sensing element detects an interaction with a connecting element between a matching pair of limb restraints that indicates a sensed value above a threshold and that indication is at least one of vibration from a cutting action, excess torsion from a twisting action, and distance greater than a preset level.

US Pat. No. 10,458,149

LOCK APPARATUS

1. A lock apparatus for selectively securing and un-securing a first article to a second article, said lock apparatus comprising;(a) a first element including a primary end portion and an opposing secondary end portion with a longitudinal axis spanning therebetween, said first element having a first element rotational engagement about said longitudinal axis that is adapted to attach to the first article;
(b) an extension beam including a first end portion and an opposing second end portion with a lengthwise axis spanning therebetween, said extension beam having an extension beam rotational engagement about said lengthwise axis that is adapted to attach to the first article, wherein said lengthwise axis and said longitudinal axis are coincident to one another, wherein said extension beam second end portion has a structure to selectively rotationally engage and disengage said first element secondary end portion, wherein said structure is constructed of a male portion that is received in a female portion that includes a means for urging said male and female portions apart from one another to operationally cause a default bias toward said extension beam second end portion and said first element secondary end portion not being rotationally engaged, wherein manual effort is required to overcome said default bias to rotationally engage said extension beam second end portion and said first element secondary end portion; and
(c) a means to selectively engage and disengage the second article that is driven from said extension beam, wherein operationally said extension beam selectively rotationally engages said first element and said extension beam selectively engages and disengages the first article to the second article, thus resulting in said extension beam always being able to selectively engage and disengage the first article to the second article and said first element only having an ability to selectively engage and disengage the first article to the second article when said first element and said extension beam are said selectively rotationally engaged to one another.

US Pat. No. 10,458,145

LIGHTED SHELTER FRAME CONNECTOR

The Associates Group, LLC...

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,127

WINDOW BRACING DEVICE

1. A window bracing device, said window bracing device configured to be used with a window having a glass pane, said window having been fitted into a window opening formed into a wall of a structure, wherein said window bracing device comprisesa bracing arm, said bracing arm being an elongate, rigid member having a first end, a second end, a length, and a midpoint located approximately midway between the first end and the second end;
a first foot located proximate to the first end of the bracing arm, said first foot configured to engage with the wall of the structure;
a second foot located proximate to the second end of the bracing arm, said second foot configured to engage with the wall of the structure, with the second foot being located on a same side of the bracing arm as the first foot;
a window engagement member, said window engagement member configured to directly engage with the glass pane of the window, such that the window engagement member is placed in direct contact with the glass pane of the window and removably secured thereto; and
an attachment component, said attachment component configured to attach the window engagement member to the bracing arm, with the attachment component attached to the bracing arm proximate to the midpoint of the bracing arm and the attachment component attached to the window engagement member such that the window engagement member is located on the same side of the bracing arm as the first foot and the second foot;
whereby the window engagement member of the window bracing device is placed onto the glass pane of the window and secured thereto, the first foot of the window bracing device is aligned with a portion of the wall of the structure, and the second foot of the window bracing device is aligned with a different portion of the wall of the structure.

US Pat. No. 10,458,114

MODULAR BUILDING STRUCTURE

EMMEALLAENNE S.R.L., Rom...

1. A modular building structure having a complex frame, obtained by assembling a plurality of module frames, and comprising walls and floors implemented by cladding panels,wherein the module frames have a substantially parallelepiped-like shape and are identified by longitudinal, vertical and transversal beams which join at respective angles,
comprising a plurality of connecting knots joining adjacent module frames at said angles, and provided to connect the module frames either to a flat basement or to a roof structure,
wherein each connecting knot has a box-like structure with a hollow parallelepipedal inner core having six walls facing two by two and identifying planes orthogonal to each other, each wall having an opening so that the openings form together three orthogonal channels intersecting at the inner core, and wherein, at each opening, the knot comprises corresponding supporting plates, each lying on the respective plane, and extending beyond the planes identified by at least one or more walls, thereby defining a respective corner or side rest.

US Pat. No. 10,458,110

DRIVE-OVER TILE INTAKE GUARD

1. A drive-over tile intake guard configured to protect an inlet into a longitudinally extensive drain tile pipe, comprising:a drain tile inlet coupler configured for earth insertion adjacent to said drain tile pipe inlet; and
a plurality of inlet guard rods, each one of said plurality of inlet guard rods terminating at a first end affixed with and protruding interiorly from said drain tile inlet coupler and terminating at a second end distal to said first end, and having a downward sloping portion between said first end and said second end;
said downward sloping portion of each one of said plurality of inlet guard rods configured to displace said second end relatively more interior within a drain tile inlet; and
said downward sloping portion of each one of said plurality of inlet guard rods additionally angularly offset from extending toward a longitudinal center line within said drain tile inlet coupler;
each one of said plurality of inlet guard rod downward sloping portions having an offset angle relative to a radial axis of a like direction and magnitude.

US Pat. No. 10,458,085

AUTOMATIC WATER CONTROL SYSTEM FOR OPEN DITCH DRAINAGE

Custom Water Management S...

1. A control system for controlling moisture conditions in a field adjacent a drainage ditch comprising:a drainage control apparatus configured to be disposed in the drainage ditch and including:
(1) a weir having a drainage opening;
(2) a gate moveably mounted adjacent the drainage opening for opening and closing the drainage opening;
(3) an actuator for moving the gate between open and closed positions;
(4) a controller operatively connected to the actuator for controlling the actuator and the movement of the gate;
(5) the controller including inputs for receiving signals representative of the water table level in the field and signals representative of the water level in the ditch; and
(6) wherein the controller is configured to control the actuator and the movement of the gate based on the signals representative of the water table level in the field or the signals representative of the water level in the drainage ditch.

US Pat. No. 10,458,084

WATER BARRIER FOOT ELEMENT, A WATER BARRIER SHIELD SUPPORT ELEMENT, A WATER BARRIER SHIELD SYSTEM AND A METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A WATER BARRIER FOOT ELEMENT

Inero AB, Mansarp (SE)

1. A water barrier shield foot element for supporting a protective module of a water barrier shield configured to be positioned between a body of water and an area of land to be protected, wherein the water barrier foot element is configured to be arranged against a ground surface and extends in a longitudinal direction, wherein the foot element comprises a base element, a front end, a rear end and a first and a second longitudinal side portion, wherein the front end is configured to be arranged in a direction towards the protective module, characterized in that the base element at one of either the rear end or the front end of the foot element is wider than the other so that the base element has a trapezoidal shape, wherein the base element extends in a first plane and the first and second longitudinal side portions protrude downwardly towards the ground surface from said first plane and wherein the first and second longitudinal side portions comprise gripping structure, wherein the gripping structure are arranged to, when in use, provide friction against the ground surface in order to withstand shearing forces from the body of water.

US Pat. No. 10,458,083

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR A RISING FLOODWALL SYSTEM

RSA PROTECTIVE TECHNOLOGI...

1. A retractable floodwall system comprising:an underground housing unit enclosing a floodwall panel and an actuation mechanism that is connected with the floodwall panel;
an access panel that engages the underground housing unit at a top surface of the underground housing unit, the access panel being capable of supporting vehicles passing over the underground housing unit; and
a plumbing system connected with the housing unit and adapted to deliver or remove a fluid from the housing unit, the plumbing system comprising a sparge pipe arranged within the underground housing unit;
wherein, in a stowed position, the underground housing unit, the floodwall panel, and the actuation mechanism are not above a grade level, and
wherein the floodwall panel is configured to be raised by the actuation mechanism along a plurality of vertical guides.

US Pat. No. 10,458,082

TRUCK SNOW-MELTING SYSTEM

1. A truck snow-melting system comprising:a left diverting valve, a right diverting valve, a left transport pipe, a right transport pipe, a left exhaust outlet, a right exhaust outlet, a control circuit, and an operator control;
wherein the truck snow-melting system is adapted for use with an exhaust system of a truck;
wherein specifically, the truck snow-melting system diverts exhaust gases from the exhaust system of the truck to one or more drive wheels of the truck;
wherein the left diverting valve and the right diverting valve are three port solenoid valves;
wherein the left diverting valve and the right diverting valve divert the flow of the exhaust gases from the exhaust system of the truck to the left transport pipe and the right transport pipe, respectively, when the truck snow-melting system is in use;
wherein the left diverting valve and the right diverting valve are both coupled to the exhaust system of the truck;
wherein an input port of the left diverting valve and the input port of the right diverting valve receive the exhaust gases from the exhaust system;
wherein a first output port of the left diverting valve and the first output port of the right diverting valve are coupled to an exhaust pipe of the truck;
wherein a second output port of the left diverting valve is coupled to the left transport pipe;
wherein the second output port of the right diverting valve is coupled to the right transport pipe;
wherein with the left diverting valve and the right diverting valve in a ‘normal operation’ position, the left diverting valve and the right diverting valve direct the flow of the exhaust gases to the exhaust pipe of the truck;
wherein with the left diverting valve in a ‘snow melting’ position, the left diverting valve diverts the flow of the exhaust gases from the exhaust system to the left transport pipe;
wherein with the right diverting valve in the ‘snow melting’ position, the right diverting valve diverts the flow of the exhaust gases from the exhaust system to the right transport pipe;
wherein the left transport pipe is coupled to the left exhaust outlet;
wherein the right transport pipe is coupled to the right exhaust outlet;
wherein the left transport pipe transports the exhaust gases from the left diverting valve to the left exhaust outlet;
wherein the right transport pipe transports the exhaust gases from the right diverting valve to the right exhaust outlet;
wherein one or more pipe hangers in conjunction with one or more band clamps couple the left transport pipe and the right transport pipe to a framework of the truck;
wherein the one or more pipe hangers couple to the framework of the truck;
wherein the one or more band clamps encircle an individual transport pipe selected from the left transport pipe and the right transport pipe;
wherein the one or more band clamps slip over a hook of the one or more pipe hangers to suspend the individual transport pipe from the one or more pipe hangers;
wherein the individual transport pipe runs horizontally under the framework of the truck from a muffler to the one or more drive wheels;
wherein the individual transport pipe comprises a flexible portion and a rigid portion;
wherein the rigid portion of the individual transport pipe comprises an elbow that changes the direction of the individual transport pipe from being horizontally oriented to being vertically oriented;
wherein the rigid portion is coupled to the framework of the truck such that a vertical section of transport pipe is positioned in front of the one or more drive wheels;
wherein the flexible portion of the individual transport pipe comprises a bendable pipe coupling the muffler to the rigid portion of the individual transport pipe;
wherein each of the individual transport pipes are adjustable in both horizontal and vertical directions;
wherein the rigid portion of the individual transport pipe comprises one or more adjustment points where the length of the rigid portion is changed by sliding a first pipe into or out of a second pipe;
wherein the first pipe has a smaller outside diameter than the inside diameter of the second pipe;
wherein the first pipe comprises a plurality of adjustment holes arranged in a straight line;
wherein the second pipe comprises a spring-loaded pin which is captive to the second pipe.

US Pat. No. 10,458,076

CONTROL SYSTEM FOR A ROAD PAVER

Caterpillar Paving Produc...

1. A control system for a road paver, the control system comprising:a camera system configured to generate image data of an environment of the road paver, and
a controller electronically connected to the camera system, and configured to:
receive the image data from the camera system; and
apply an object recognition process on the received image data to:
identify an edge line serving as a reference line for a mat to be laid by the road paver;
determine a three dimensional position of the identified edge line;
modify a paving width of the road paver to lay the mat bound by the reference line by automatically retracting or extending a screed assembly of the road paver based on the determined position of the identified edge line, and
automatically steer the road paver based on the determined position of the identified edge line, wherein the controller is configured to simultaneously steer the road paver and modify the paving width,
wherein the simultaneous steering of the road paver and modifying of the paver width includes adjusting a screed width of a screed assembly of the road paver simultaneously with the steering of the road paver based on the determined position of the identified edge line such that the road paver maintains a position centered between edges of the mat to be laid.

US Pat. No. 10,458,073

SUSPENDED LAYERED ENERGY ABSORBING MATERIAL FOR VEHICLE ARRESTING SYSTEMS

Engineered Arresting Syst...

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,061

COMPOSITE MATERIAL AND MOLDED ARTICLE

NITTA CORPORATION, Osaka...

1. A composite material, comprising:a plurality of carbon fibers, each of which has a diameter from about 3 to 150 ?m; and
a plurality of structures, each of which is formed on a surface of each of the carbon fibers,
wherein each of the plurality of structures comprises a plurality of carbon nanotubes, each carbon nanotube of the plurality of carbon nanotubes having a diameter of 30 nm or less and having a length of 0.1 to 50 ?m,
wherein the plurality of carbon nanotubes forms a network structure, in which the plurality of the carbon nanotubes intertwine with one another and directly adhere to the surface of the carbon fiber such that there are no intermediary agents on the surface of the carbon fiber,
wherein a percentage of aggregates, in which two or more carbon nanotubes are aggregated in a bundle form, is 10% or less,
wherein each of the carbon fibers is independent from the other carbon fibers, and the plurality of carbon nanotubes are uniformly dispersed on the entire surface of the carbon fiber such that the one of the carbon fibers does not share its network structure with the other carbon fibers,
a mean value of a thickness of the plurality of structures is ranged from 15 to 100 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,458,048

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING AN ELECTRONIC STRIP YARN

NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIVERSI...

1. A method of manufacturing carriers, each having at least one filament fibre and a plurality of electronic devices, said method comprising the steps of mounting said devices in series along a plurality of laterally spaced discrete lines on a sheet of non-conductive flexible planar support material; stripping the sheet between said lines to create at least two carriers, each in the form of a strip bearing a series of said devices, the width of the strip being no more than twice that of one of the devices; feeding at least one strip bearing the devices centrally through a channel with packing fibres around the sides thereof to form a fibre assembly around the strip; feeding the fibre assembly into a sleeve forming unit in which a sleeve is formed around the assembly to form a composite yarn; and withdrawing the composite yarn from the sleeve forming unit.

US Pat. No. 10,458,044

METHOD FOR CLEANING EXHAUST PASSAGE FOR SEMICONDUCTOR CRYSTAL MANUFACTURING DEVICE

SUMCO CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. A method for cleaning an exhaust passage for a semiconductor crystal manufacturing device, the cleaning method by which dust that is accumulated in the exhaust passage is removed by sucking the dust from outside of a chamber, the exhaust passage provided in the chamber to discharge atmosphere gas in the chamber of the semiconductor crystal manufacturing device,wherein
an atmosphere introduction process in which an opening of the exhaust passage, the opening facing the chamber, is opened by an opening and closing valve for cleaning that is detachably attached to the opening, and the atmosphere gas is introduced into the exhaust passage and
an atmosphere discharge process in which the atmosphere gas in the exhaust passage is discharged by suction of the atmosphere gas in a state in which the opening is closedare performed in such a way that each process is performed once or are repeated more than once.

US Pat. No. 10,458,043

GALLIUM NITRIDE SUBSTRATE

SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTR...

1. A gallium nitride substrate comprising a surface with a diameter of not less than 100 mm,a difference being not less than 0.1 cm?1 and not more than 2 cm?1 between maximum and minimum values of wave numbers at a maximum peak of peaks corresponding to an E2H phonon mode in micro-Raman scattering mapping measurement at each of square regions having sides each having a length of 2 mm, the square regions being located at a total of five locations including a central location and four circumferential edge locations on the surface of the gallium nitride substrate,
a difference being not less than 0.93 cm?1 and not more than 2 cm?1 between maximum and minimum values of the wave numbers at the maximum peak of the peaks corresponding to the E2H phonon mode at all of measurement points in the five locations
wherein each of the square regions having the sides each having the length of 2 mm on the surface of the gallium nitride substrate includes: a first region and a second region, an oxygen concentration of the first region being higher than an oxygen concentration of the second region,
the first region includes a core portion being a region having dislocations intensively located therein, the second region being located away from the core portion.

US Pat. No. 10,458,040

UPPER DOME WITH INJECTION ASSEMBLY

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...

1. A gas delivery apparatus, comprising:a quartz dome having a plurality of holes formed therein, wherein the plurality of holes are arranged in a linear array;
a plurality of tubes coupled to and extending from the plurality of holes; and
a flange plate coupled to at least one of the plurality of tubes.

US Pat. No. 10,458,032

ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY NICKEL ELECTROPLATING COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS

Rohm and Haas Electronic ...

1. A nickel electroplating composition comprising one or more sources of nickel ions, one or more sources of acetate ions, sodium saccharinate and one or more N-benzylpyridinium sulfonate compounds having formula:wherein R1 and R2 are independently chosen from hydrogen, hydroxyl and (C1-C4) alkyl.

US Pat. No. 10,458,029

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

EMEFCY LIMITED, Caesarea...

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,014

THIN-FILM DEPOSITION METHODS WITH THERMAL MANAGEMENT OF EVAPORATION SOURCES

SIVA POWER, INC., San Jo...

1. A method of thin-film deposition, the method comprising:providing within a deposition chamber an evaporation source comprising (i) a source body containing a feedstock material, and (ii) an evaporation port fluidly coupling the source body with an interior of the deposition chamber;
disposing an insulation material around the evaporation source to reduce heat loss therefrom;
establishing a processing ambient within the deposition chamber by at least one of (i) evacuating at least a portion of gas disposed within the deposition chamber, thereby establishing a vacuum ambient therein, or (ii) introducing a process gas within the deposition chamber;
heating the evaporation source with the insulation material disposed around the evaporation source in a first position, whereby at least a portion of the feedstock material vaporizes, exits the source body through the evaporation port, and is deposited on a substrate within the deposition chamber, thereby forming at least a portion of a thin film;
after the at least a portion of the thin film is formed, and within the processing ambient, moving at least a portion of the insulation material away from the evaporation source to a second position during cooling of the evaporation source, thereby enhancing heat loss therefrom; and
while remaining in the processing ambient and after a temperature of the evaporation source has decreased by a desired amount, disposing the at least a portion of the insulation material proximate the evaporation source in the first position to reduce heat loss from the evaporation source.

US Pat. No. 10,458,012

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A COMPONENT

Caterpillar Inc., Peoria...

1. A method for manufacturing a component, the method comprising:providing one or more notches on a surface of the component, such that each of the one or more notches has a predetermined length and a predetermined position on the surface of the component, such that each said predetermined position of the respective one or more notches is a respective predetermined distance from an end edge of the surface of the component, and such that no notch is at the end edge of the surface of the component;
depositing a coating on the surface, on the one or more notches, to provide a thickness of the coating on the surface; and
removing, at least partially, the coating from the surface, such that the thickness of the coating over each of the one or more notches is different from the thickness of the coating on the surface adjacent to the one or more notches,
wherein one or more fracture zones for controlled fracture of the coating are defined by a change in the thickness of the coating at each of the one or more notches, the one or more fracture zones being configured to fracture only at the change in the thickness, and
wherein the controlled fracture of the coating is such that a first predetermined portion of the coating, from a corresponding fracture zone of the one or more fracture zones to the end edge, breaks away from the surface of the component, while a second predetermined portion of the coating adjacent to the corresponding fracture zone remains intact on the surface, the second predetermined portion being greater in size than the first predetermined portion.

US Pat. No. 10,458,006

POWDER COMPOSITION AND USE THEREOF

1. A powder composition containing Al, Cr, C and B and optionally at least one of the following: Fe, Mn, Ti and Zr,wherein the weight ratio between Cr and C is between 6.5 and 12 and the weight ratio of Ni/AI is between 4.2 and 9.5; the balance being Ni, and unavoidable impurities.

US Pat. No. 10,458,004

SILVER-BISMUTH POWDER, CONDUCTIVE PASTE AND CONDUCTIVE FILM

DOWA Electronics Material...

1. A silver-bismuth powder comprising metals, wherein the metals consist of silver and bismuth,wherein a mass ratio (silver:bismuth) of the silver to the bismuth is 95:5 to 40:60,
wherein a cumulative 50% point of particle diameter (D50) of the silver-bismuth powder in a volume-based particle size distribution thereof as measured by a laser diffraction particle size distribution analysis is 0.5 ?m to 4 ?m, and
wherein an oxygen content of the silver-bismuth powder is 5.5% by mass or less,
wherein the silver-bismuth powder is configured to form a conductive film when burned at 500° C. or higher.

US Pat. No. 10,457,966

BIOSYNTHESIS OF CANNABINOID PRODRUGS AND THEIR USE AS THERAPEUTIC AGENTS

Teewinot Technologies Lim...

1. A method for producing a cannabinoid prodrug of Formula II or Formula III:comprising(i) contacting a compound according to Formula I
with a cannabinoid synthase to produce a compound according to Formula II or Formula III; and(ii) optionally decarboxylating the Formula II or Formula III compound;whereinin Formula I, R and R3 are each independently selected from the group consisting of —H, acetyl, propionyl, 3-hydroxy-2-methylpropionyl, trimethylsilyl (TMS), t-butyldimethylsilyl (TBDMS), benzyl, tetrahydropyran, —C(O)[CH2]x—C(O)OH, —C(O)[CH2]x—OR4, —C(O)[CHR4]x—C(O)OH, —C(O)[CHR4]x—OR5, —C(O)[CR4R5]x—OR6, —C(O)O[CH2]x—OR4, —C(O)—CH2—[OCH2CH2]x—OR4, —C(O)—C(O)—[OCH2CH2]x—OR4, —C(O)[CH2]x—NR4R5, —C(O)O[CH2]x—NR4R5, —C(O)O[CH2]x—N+(R4)(R5))(R6)X?, —C(O)O[CH2]x—N+(R4)(R5)(R6)X?, —C(O)—NH—[CH2]x—N+(R4)(R5))(R6)X?, a L-amino acid residue, a D-amino acid residue, a ?-amino acid residue, a ?-amino acid residue, —P(O)[OY](OZ), and —P(O)[NR4NR5][OY](OZ),
in Formula II, R is selected from the group consisting of acetyl, propionyl, 3-hydroxy-2-methylpropionyl, TMS, TBDMS, benzyl, tetrahydropyran, —C(O)[CH2]x—C(O)OH—, —C(O)[CH2]x—OR4, —C(O)[CHR4]x—C(O)OH, —C(O)[CHR4]x—OR5, —C(O)[CR4R5]x—OR6, —C(O)O[CH2]x—OR4, —C(O)—CH2[OCH2CH2]x—OR4, —C(O)—C(O)—[OCH2CH2]x—OR4, —C(O)[CH2]x—NR4R5, —C(O)O[CH2]x—NR4R5, —C(O)—NH—[CH2]x—NR4R5, —C(O)[CH2]x—N+(R4)(R5))(R6)X?, —C(O)O[CH2]x—N+(R4)(R5)(R6)X?, —C(O)—NH—[CH2]x—N+(R4)(R5))(R6)X?, a L-amino acid residue, a D-amino acid residue, a ?-amino acid residue, a ?-amino acid residue, —P(O)[OY](OZ), and —P(O)[NR4NR5][OY](OZ),
in Formula III, R and R3 are each independently selected from the group consisting of —H, propionyl, 3-hydroxy-2-methylpropionyl, TMS, TBDMS, benzyl, tetrahydropyran, —C(O)[CH2]x—C(O)OH, —C(O)[CH2]x—OR4, —C(O)[CHR4]x—C(O)OH, —C(O)[CHR4]x—OR5, —C(O)[CR4R5]x—OR6, —C(O)O[CH2]x—OR4, —C(O)—CH2[OCH2CH2]x—OR4, —C(O)—C(O)—[OCH2CH2]x—OR4, —C(O)[CH2]x—NR4R5, —C(O)O[CH2]x—NR4R5, —C(O)—NH—[CH2]x—NR4R5, —C(O)[CH2]x—N+(R4)(R5))(R6)X?, —C(O)O[CH2]x—N+(R4)(R5)(R6)X?, —C(O)—NH—[CH2]x—N+(R4)(R5))(R6)X?, a L-amino acid residue, a D-amino acid residue, a ?-amino acid residue, a ?-amino acid residue, —P(O)[OY](OZ), and —P(O)[NR4NR5][OY](OZ),
wherein R and R3 are not simultaneously H;
R1 is —H, —COOH, —COORa, or —(CH2)nCOOH;
R2 is selected from the group consisting of methyl, ethyl, propyl, isopropyl, butyl, sec-butyl, tert-butyl, hexyl, isohexyl, and neohexyl;
R4, R5, and R6 are each independently selected from the group consisting of —H, —OH, formyl, acetyl, pivaloyl, —NH(CH3), —NH(CH2CH3), N(CH3)2, —NH[C(O)H], —NH[C(O)CH3], and (C1-C5)alkyl;
Ra is (C1-C10)alkyl;
“X” is a counter ion derived from a pharmaceutically acceptable acid;
“Y” and “Z” are each independently selected from the group consisting of —H, (C1-C5)alkyl, alkali metal cations, alkaline earth metal cations, ammonium cation, methyl ammonium cation, and pharmaceutically acceptable bases;
subscript “x” is selected from the group consisting of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6, and
subscript “n” is selected from the group consisting of 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6.

US Pat. No. 10,457,908

METHOD OF MICROBIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF A SAMPLE IN A UNIQUE CONTAINER

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA REC...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,903

TANK FOR WINE FERMENTATION

1. A wine-making tank system, comprising:a cylindrical vessel;
a gas supply device for supplying gases within the cylindrical vessel;
an air-tight sealing device operably associated with a top portion of the cylindrical vessel;
a pressure control device adapted to define and maintain a pre-determined pressure level within the cylindrical vessel;
a first gas adduction nozzle operably associated with the gas supply device, wherein the first gas adduction nozzle is provided inside the cylindrical vessel and located proximate to a bottom portion of the cylindrical vessel;
a second gas adduction nozzle operably associated with the gas supply device, wherein the second gas adduction nozzle is provided inside the cylindrical vessel and located at an intermediate height of the cylindrical vessel, and wherein the second gas adduction nozzle is adapted to insufflate an inert gas or air, wherein the insufflated inert gas or air is operable to determine a micro-oxygenation of a liquid mass contained in the cylindrical vessel without disturbing any solid parts contained in the cylindrical vessel;
a third gas adduction nozzle operably associated with the gas supply device, wherein the third gas adduction nozzle is provided inside the cylindrical vessel and located proximate to an upper portion of the cylindrical vessel, and being above a pre-determined maximum level of a liquid contained in the cylindrical vessel, and wherein the third gas adduction nozzle is adapted to insufflate an inert gas or air into a free upper volume of the cylindrical vessel and over a liquid mass contained in the cylindrical vessel, wherein the insufflated inert gas or air is present in a mixture that is operable to slow down or accelerate a process of oxidation of any must contained in the cylindrical vessel;
a power and control device operably associated with the pressure control device and first, second and third gas adduction nozzles.

US Pat. No. 10,457,892

FATTY ACID ESTER-BASED WAX COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF MAKING THEREOF

Iowa State University Res...

1. A process for preparing a wax composition, comprising:providing one or more saturated free fatty acids having the formula of
wherein Ra is a substituted or unsubstituted C4 to C50 alkyl;providing a polyethylene glycol having the formula of
a diol having a formula ofor mixture thereof, wherein n1 is an integer from 2 to 10, and n2 is an integer from 2 to 24;reacting the polyethylene glycol, the diol, or mixture thereof with the one or more saturated free fatty acids in the presence of an esterification catalyst at a temperature of 60° C. to 120° C., to form one or more fatty acid monoester or diester compounds; and
removing the esterification catalyst from the formed fatty acid monoester or diester compounds.

US Pat. No. 10,457,889

LOW-TEMPERATURE TREATED PERILLA OIL FOR SUPPRESSING GENERATION OF COAGULATED SUSPENDED MATERIALS DURING LOW-TEMPERATURE COLD STORAGE AND PREPARATION METHOD THEREFOR

Soobook LIM, Busan (KR)

1. A method for preparing a low-temperature treated perilla oil for suppressing generation of coagulated suspended materials during low-temperature cold storage, the method comprising:a perilla washing step (S100) of inserting perilla into a washing machine to wash it for 5 to 20 minutes;
a drying step (S200) of drying the perilla washed through the perilla washing step ((S100)) with hot air of 30 to 60° C. for 3 to 5 hours such that the perilla has a moisture percentage of 4 to 7%;
an oil expression step (S300) of inserting the perilla dried through the drying step (S200) into an oil expression machine and expressing a perilla oil for 5 to 20 minutes by application of pressure at a temperature of 0 to 49° C., wherein when the pressure as an oil expression pressure is continuously increased to and then reaches 300 kgf/cm2, the oil expression pressure is increased per 5 minutes for each step in the range of 10 to 50 kgf/cm2 to be gradually increased to 700 kgf/cm2 over time;
a precipitation step (S400) of inserting the perilla oil expressed through the oil expression step (S300) into a precipitation tank to spontaneously precipitate it for 10 minutes or more;
a precipitate-excluded perilla oil extraction step (S410) of extracting only a perilla oil in an upper layer excluding a lower precipitation layer from the perilla oil precipitated through the precipitation step (S400);
a low-temperature treatment step (S500) of treating the perilla oil, extracted from the upper layer excluding the lower precipitation layer through the precipitate-excluded perilla oil extraction step (S410), at a low temperature ranging from ?5° C. to 5° C.;
a filtering step (S600) of filtering the perilla oil treated at a low temperature through the low-temperature treatment step (S500) using a food screen of 1 to 10 ?m; and
a container charging step (S700) of charging a container with the perilla oil filtered through the filtering step (S600),
wherein the perilla oil is provided without generation of suspended materials during low-temperature cold storage, and generation of carcinogens such as trans-fatty acids and benzopyrene is minimized.

US Pat. No. 10,457,877

LUBRICANT BASESTOCK PRODUCTION WITH ENHANCED AROMATIC SATURATION

ExxonMobil Research and E...

1. A method for producing a lubricant boiling range product, comprising:hydroprocessing a feedstock comprising a portion having an initial boiling point of at least 650° F. (˜343° C.) under first hydroprocessing conditions to form a hydroprocessed effluent;
fractionating at least a portion of the hydroprocessed effluent to form at least a first fuels boiling range fraction and a second fraction, the second fraction comprising a lubricant boiling range portion;
hydrocracking the second fraction in the presence of a hydrocracking catalyst under hydrocracking conditions in a first reactor to form a hydrocracked effluent, the hydrocracking catalyst comprising USY zeolite having a unit cell size of 24.30 ? or less, a silica to alumina ratio of at least 50, and an Alpha value of 20 or less, the hydrocracking catalyst further comprising 0.1 wt % to 5.0 wt % of a Group 8-10 noble metal supported on the hydrocracking catalyst, the hydrocracking conditions comprising a hydrocracking reactor exit temperature;
dewaxing at least a portion of the hydrocracked effluent and a recycled portion of a dewaxed effluent under catalytic dewaxing conditions in a second reactor to form a dewaxed effluent, the catalytic dewaxing conditions comprising a dewaxing reactor inlet temperature that is at least 20° C. lower than the hydrocracking reactor exit temperature;
separating at least a portion of the dewaxed effluent to form at least the recycled portion of the dewaxed effluent and a product portion of the dewaxed effluent; and
fractionating the product portion of the dewaxed effluent to form at least:
a fuels boiling range product;
a first lubricant boiling range product having an aromatics content of 2.0 wt % or less and a kinematic viscosity (100° C.) of 4 to 6 cSt, wherein the first lubricant boiling range product comprises less than 35.7% 2+ ring cycloparaffins, less than 11.0% 3+ ring cycloparaffins, and less than 3.7% 4+ ring cycloparaffins, and
a second lubricant boiling range product having an aromatics content of 2.0 wt % or less and a kinematic viscosity (100° C.) of 10 to 14 cSt.

US Pat. No. 10,457,875

H2 AND BIO-FUELS PRODUCTION FROM RENEWABLE FEEDSTOCKS

1. A catalytic process for obtaining hydrogen gas and hydrocarbons ranging from C1-C24 in a single reactor, the process comprising:a) mixing a renewable feedstock selected from the group consisting of plant, animal or algae oil, lipids, glycerides and fatty acids with hydrogen in a range of 300 to 3500 NL hydrogen/L of feed;
b) processing of renewable feedstocks obtained in step (a) in a single or multiple sulfided graded catalytic beds with single or multiple catalytic materials comprising of one or more active metal combinations or metal encapsulated inside sodalite cages or a combination thereof, at an average temperature of the catalytic bed from 250° C. to 500° C., at a pressure in the range of 10 to 150 atmosphere, at a space-velocity in the range of 0.5 h?1 to 8 h?1,
wherein the active metal combinations comprise the combination of metals selected from the group consisting of Mo, Ni, Co, and W, and wherein the metal encapsulated inside sodalite cage catalyst is selected from Pt or Pd.

US Pat. No. 10,457,868

LIQUID CRYSTAL COMPOSITION AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY INCLUDING THE SAME

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A liquid crystal composition, comprising at least one of:a first compound represented by Chemical Formula 1; or
a second compound represented by Chemical Formula 2; and optionally
a third compound represented by Chemical Formula 2?:

wherein in the Chemical Formulae 1 or 2 or 2?,
R is one of an alkyl group of C1-5, a halogen, and a cyano group;
R? is an alkyl group of C1-5;
Z is one of (CO)O, O(CO), CF2O, OCF2, CH2O, OCH2, SCH2, CH2S, C2F4, CH2CF2, CF2CH2, (CH2)m, CH?CH, CF?CF, CH?CF, CF?CH, C?C, CH?CHCH2O, and a single bond;

 is one of

n is 0 to 3; and
m is 2 to 5.

US Pat. No. 10,457,866

DRY ETCHING GAS AND DRY ETCHING METHOD

Central Glass Company, Li...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,864

ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT MATERIALS AND DEVICES

Universal Display Corpora...

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

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

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,858

DOUBLE EMULSIFIED ACIDS AND METHODS FOR PRODUCING AND USING THE SAME

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A double emulsified acid comprising:from 5 wt. % to 55 wt. % of a continuous aqueous phase, based on the total weight of the double emulsified acid;
a non-continuous invert emulsion phase, the non-continuous invert emulsion phase comprising:
from 10 wt. % to 30 wt. % of an exterior oil phase, based on the total weight of the double emulsified acid;
from 5 wt. % to 65 wt. % of an internal acid phase, based on the total weight of the double emulsified acid, the internal acid phase comprising:
from 1 wt. % to 99 wt. % of at least one acid, based on the total weight of the internal acid phase; and
from 1 wt. % to 99 wt. % water, based on the total weight of the internal acid phase; and
from 10 wt. % to 20 wt. % of a first emulsifying agent, based on the total weight of the double emulsified acid, the first emulsifying agent having a hydrophilic-lipophilic balance (HLB) greater than 7; and
from 10 wt. % to 20 wt. % of a second emulsifying agent based on the total weight of the double emulsified acid, the second emulsifying agent having an HLB less than or equal to 7.

US Pat. No. 10,457,857

METHOD OF FRACKING USING SILICONE SURFACTANTS

General Electric Company,...

19. A method of fracking subterranean petroleum or gas formations, the method comprisingadmixing liquefied carbon dioxide with a solution of an oil and a surfactant of Formula III to obtain a substantially water-free foam; and
injecting the substantially water-free foam into a well formed in the subterranean petroleum or gas formation, at a pressure sufficient to create a fissure or to force open an existing fissure;
wherein the formula (III) is:
whereineach R1 is independently, at each occurrence, C1-C6 alkyl;
x ranges from 8 to 500;
y ranges from 0 to 10;
where 10 n ranges from 10 to 30;and further wherein from about 50 weight % to about 75 weight % liquefied carbon dioxide is admixed with from about 50 weight % to about 25 weight % of the solution of an oil and a surfactant, wherein said solution of an oil and a surfactant comprises about 0.1 weight % to about 3 weight % of the surfactant in the oil;and wherein the method is a substantially water-free fracking method.

US Pat. No. 10,457,855

METHOD FOR MAKING A DRILLING FLUID COMPOSITION AND FRACTURING A SUBTERRANEAN FORMATION

King Fahd University of P...

1. A method of making a drilling fluid composition and fracturing a subterranean formation, comprising:suspending micronized barite particles in water to form the drilling fluid composition,
injecting the drilling fluid composition into the subterranean formation through a wellbore to fracture the subterranean formation and form fissures in the subterranean formation, wherein the micronized barite particles have a particle size in the range of 1 to 5 ?m;
wherein the drilling fluid composition further comprises a viscosifier; and
wherein the micronized barite particles are present in the drilling fluid composition at a concentration in the range of 1 wt % to 50 wt %, relative to the total weight of the drilling fluid composition.

US Pat. No. 10,457,801

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING POLYMER COMPOSITIONS

ExxonMobil Chemical Paten...

1. A polymerization process comprising: copolymerizing a plurality of monomers comprising (i) a first C2-C20 ?-olefin monomer; (ii) a second C2-C20 ?-olefin monomer different from the first, and optionally; and (iii) one or more dienes in the presence of a vinyl-terminated polymer-forming (VTP) catalyst system and a high molecular weight polymer-forming (HMP) catalyst system, thereby forming a copolymer composition comprising one or more copolymers;wherein:
(a) the HMP catalyst system comprises a HMP catalyst compound and a first activator;
(b) the VTP catalyst system comprises a VTP catalyst compound and a second activator; and
(c) the VTP catalyst compound has the structural formula:
where: (1) J is a divalent bridging group comprising C, Si, or both; (2) M is Hf; (3) each X is independently a univalent anionic ligand, or two Xs are joined and bound to the metal atom to form a metallocycle ring, or two Xs are joined to form a chelating ligand, a diene ligand, or an alkylidene ligand; and (4) each R3 is hydrogen; (5) each R4 is independently a C1-C10 alkyl; (6) each R2 and R7 is independently hydrogen, or C1-C10 alkyl, (7) each R5 and R6 is independently hydrogen, C1-C50 substituted or unsubstituted hydrocarbyl, or C1 -C50 substituted or unsubstituted halocarbyl; and (8) R4 and R5, R5 and R6, and or R6 and R7 may optionally be bonded together to form a ring structure.

US Pat. No. 10,457,780

HYGROMORPHIC POLYMERS AND COPOLYMERS HAVING HUMIDITY-DRIVEN MOTILITY

United States of America ...

1. A polymer comprising:a diamine portion derived from an aryl diamine monomer comprising a sulfone moiety and having a general chemical formula:

wherein W is selected from the group consisting of O, NH, and NR1;
wherein R1 and R2 are independently selected from the group consisting of substituted or unsubstituted C1-C7 alkyl groups and unsubstituted phenyl groups;
and wherein the polymer is selected from the group consisting of a polyamide, a polyimide, and a poly(amide-imide).

US Pat. No. 10,457,778

METHODS OF MANUFACTURE OF POLYETHERIMIDES

SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A method for the manufacture of a polyetherimide composition, the method comprisingcontacting a substituted phthalic anhydride and an organic diamine in the presence of sulfolane or a combination comprising sulfolane and diphenyl sulfone at a temperature of greater than 130° C.,
wherein the substituted phthalic anhydride has a formula
andthe organic diamine has a formula
H2N—R—NH2 to provide a bis(phthalimide) composition comprising sulfolane or a combination comprising sulfolane and diphenyl sulfone and a bis(phthalimide) of the formulaandpolymerizing the bis(phthalimide) and an alkali metal salt of a dihydroxy aromatic compound of the formula
MO—Z—OMin the presence of sulfolane or a combination comprising sulfolane and diphenyl sulfone to form a polyetherimide of the formulawherein in the foregoing formulaeX is fluoro, chloro, bromo, iodo, nitro, or a combination comprising at least one of the foregoing;
R is an aromatic hydrocarbon group having 6 to 27 carbon atoms, a halogenated derivative thereof, a straight or branched chain alkylene group having 2 to 10 carbon atoms, a halogenated derivative thereof, a cycloalkylene group having 3 to 20 carbon atoms, a halogenated derivative thereof, —(C6H10)z— wherein z is an integer from 1 to 4, an aromatic hydrocarbyl moiety having from 1 to 6 aromatic groups, and a divalent group of the formula

wherein Q1 is —O—, —S—, —C(O)—, —SO2—, —SO—, —CyH2y— wherein y is an integer from 1 to 5, or a combination comprising at least one of the foregoing;
M is an alkali metal;
Z is an aromatic C6-24 monocyclic or polycyclic moiety optionally substituted with 1 to 6 C1-8 alkyl groups, 1 to 8 halogen atoms, or a combination comprising at least one of the foregoing; and
n is an integer greater than 1,
wherein the polymerization is conducted in the absence of a polymerization catalyst.

US Pat. No. 10,457,772

PREPARATION OF ROBUST POLYTHIOAMINAL CARRIERS

International Business Ma...

1. A method, comprising:forming a polythioaminal block copolymer by polymerizing a reaction mixture including a hexahydrotriazine, a hydrophobic block precursor, a hydrophilic block precursor, and a particle stabilizing segment precursor.

US Pat. No. 10,457,769

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

Evonik Degussa GmbH, Ess...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,761

POLYMER, RESIST COMPOSITION, AND PATTERN FORMING PROCESS

SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., L...

4. The method of claim 1 wherein the illumination is provided by an LED lamp or organic EL lamp.

US Pat. No. 10,457,758

SUPPORTED ZIEGLER NATTA PROCATALYST FOR ETHYLENE POLYMERISATION

BOREALIS AG, Vienna (AT)...

1. Supported Ziegler-Natta procatalyst for ethylene polymerisation, comprising:(i) a procatalyst that includes
a) a Group 1 to 3 metal of the periodic table, in the range of 6.5 to 18 wt. %,
b) a Group 13 or 14 metal of the periodic table, in the range of 0.3 to 3.5 wt. %,
c) an internal donor selected from bi-(oxygen containing ring)
compounds of formula (I):

X is C or Si,
each R1 is the same or different and is hydrogen, a linear or branched C1 to C8-alkyl group, or a C3-alkylene group,
and each R2 to R5 are the same or different and are hydrogen,
a linear or branched C1 to C8-alkyl, or a C3-C8-alkylene group,
whereby two or more of R1 to R5 optionally form a ring,
n is the same for both oxygen-containing rings and is 1 or 2,
whereby the two oxygen-containing rings are individually saturated or unsaturated,
or an isomer mixture therefrom, and
d) a Group 4 to 6 metal of the periodic table, in the range of 2.0 to 7.0 wt %; and
(ii) an inorganic support.

US Pat. No. 10,457,755

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

TOHO TITANIUM CO., LTD., ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,754

WATER-BASED RESIN DISPERSION AND COATING MATERIAL

DAI-ICHI KOGYO SEIYAKU CO...

1. An aqueous resin dispersion, obtained by subjecting a polymerizable compound (C) comprising a compound (C1) having a carbon-carbon unsaturated bond to an emulsion polymerization in the presence of a surfactant (A) represented by formula (I) and a surfactant (B) free from a radical-polymerizable substituent:
wherein in formula (I),
R0 represents an alkyl group having a carbon number of from 1 to 4;
R1 represents at least one group selected from R1-1, R1-2, and R1-3, wherein R2 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group;
D represents D-1 or D-2, wherein R3 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group;
m1 represents a number of from 1 to 2;
m2 represents a number of from 1 to 3;
m3 represents a number of 0 or 1;
AO represents an oxyalkylene group having a carbon number of from 2 to 4;
n is an average addition molar number of alkylene oxide and represents a number in a range of from 0 to 1,000; and
X represents a group selected from —(CH2)a—SO3M, —(CH2)b—COOM, —PO3M2, —P(Z)O2M, and —CO—CH2—CH(SO3M)-COOM, wherein a and b each represents a number of from 0 to 4, Z represents a residue obtained by eliminating X from formula (I), and M each represents a hydrogen atom, an alkali metal atom, an alkaline earth metal atom, an alkyl ammonium, an alkanol ammonium, or an ammonium; and
wherein surfactant (B) is a polyoxyalkylene styrenated phenyl ether.

US Pat. No. 10,457,707

SUBSTITUTED UREA DEPSIPEPTIDE ANALOGS AS ACTIVATORS OF THE CLPP ENDOPEPTIDASE

1. A compound having a structure represented by a formula:
wherein Y is R80 or NH(L)q-Ar1;
wherein R80 is selected from (C1-C8) alkyl, (C2-C8) alkenyl, (C2-C8) alkynyl, —(C1-C8)alkyl-(C3-C8 cycloalkyl), —(C1-C8)alkyl-(C3-C8 cycloalkenyl), —(C2-C8)alkenyl-(C3-C8 cycloalkyl), and —(C1-C8)alkenyl-(C3-C8 cycloalkenyl);
wherein q is an integer selected from 0 and 1;
wherein L is moiety selected from —CH2—, —(CH2)2—, —CH?CH—, and -(cyclopropyl)-;
wherein each of R1a and R1b is independently selected from hydrogen, halogen, hydroxyl, cyano, and C1-C3 alkyl; or
wherein R1a and R1b are optionally covalently bonded, and together with the intermediate carbon comprise an optionally substituted 3- to 7-membered spirocycloalkyl;
wherein R2 is selected from hydrogen, halogen, —NH2, —OH, —NO2, C1-C3 alkyl, —C1-C3 hydroxyalkyl, —C1-C3 alkylamino, C1-C3 dialkylamino, and C1-C3 aminoalkyl;
or wherein R2 is —(C0-C6)-G;
wherein R3 is selected from C1-C6 alkyl and C1-C6 hydroxyalkyl;
wherein R4 is selected from hydrogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 hydroxyalkyl, and C1-C6 alkylamino;
or wherein R4 is —(C0-C6)-G, provided at least one of R2 and R4 is —(C0-C6)-G;
or wherein R3 and R4 are covalently bonded and, together with the intermediate atoms, comprise a 3- to 10-membered heterocycle having 1, 2, or 3 heteroatoms selected from 0, N, and S; and wherein the heterocycle is substituted with 0, 1, 2, or 3 groups independently selected from halogen, —NH2, —OH, —NO2, C1-C3 alkyl, C1-C3 alkoxy, C1-C3 aminoalkyl, C1-C3 alkylamino, C1-C3 dialkylamino, C1-C3 hydroxyalkyl, —(C?O)OR30, —(C?O)NR32aR32b, (C1-C3 alkyl)-(C?O)OR30, —(C1-C3 alkyl)-(C?O)NR32aR32b, and —(C0-C6)-G; provided that the heterocycle is substituted with at least one group that is —(C0-C6)-G when R2 is not —(C0-C6)-G;
wherein R30, when present, is selected from hydrogen and C1-C3 alkyl;
wherein each of R32a and R32b, when present, is independently selected from hydrogen and C1-C3 alkyl;
wherein G has a structure represented by a formula selected from:

wherein each of R5a, R5b, and R5c is independently selected from hydrogen, halogen, difluoromethoxy, and trifluoromethoxy;
wherein each of R70a and R70b is independently selected from hydrogen, methyl, and ethyl;
wherein Ar1 is selected from aryl and heteroaryl; and wherein Ar1 is substituted with 0, 1, 2, or 3 groups independently selected from halogen, —NH2, —OH, —NO2, difluoromethoxy, trifluoromethoxy, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 monohaloalkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, C1-C6 alkylamino, C1-C6 dialkyl amino, —S(O)nR40, —S(O)nNR41aR41b, —(C?O)NR42aR42b, —NR43(C?O)NR44aR44b, —NR43(C?O)R45, —(C?O)OR46, Ar2, —(C1-C3 alkyl)-S(O)nR40, —(C1-C3 alkyl)-S(O)nNR41aR41b, —(C1-C3 alkyl)-(C?O)NR42aR42b, —(C1-C3 alkyl)-NR43(C?O)NR44aR44b, —NR43(C?O)R45, —(C1-C3 alkyl)-(C?O)OR46, and —(C1-C3 alkyl)-Ar2;
wherein each n is an integer independently selected from 0, 1, and 2;
wherein each occurrence of R40, when present, is independently selected from hydrogen, C1-C6 alkyl, phenyl, benzyl, naphthyl, and monocyclic heteroaryl;
wherein each occurrence of R41a and R41b when present, is independently selected from hydrogen, C1-C6 alkyl, phenyl, benzyl, naphthyl, and monocyclic heteroaryl;
wherein each occurrence of R42, when present, is independently selected from hydrogen and C1-C6 alkyl;
wherein each occurrence of R43, when present, is independently selected from hydrogen and C1-C6 alkyl;
wherein each occurrence of R44a and R44b, when present, is independently selected from hydrogen and C1-C6 alkyl;
wherein each occurrence of R45, when present, is independently selected from hydrogen and C1-C6 alkyl;
wherein each occurrence of R46, when present, is independently selected from hydrogen and C1-C6 alkyl;
wherein each Ar2, when present, is independently selected from phenyl, naphthyl, and heteroaryl, and wherein each Ar2 is independently substituted with 0, 1, 2, or 3 groups independently selected from halogen, —NH2, —OH, —CN, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 monohaloalkyl, C1-C6 polyhaloalkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, C1-C6 alkylamino, and C1-C6 dialkylamino;
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,457,706

MULTIVALENT LIGAND-LIPID CONSTRUCTS

1. A construct of the structure:
where F is an aminoalkylglycoside, L is a conjugated phosphatidylethanolamide and S is a tetraantennary spacer of the structure:

where m is the integer 1, 2 or 3 and R is of the structure:

where M is a monovalent cation or substituent, n is the integer 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7, and * is the point of attachment of F or L.

US Pat. No. 10,457,702

DICAFFEOYL SPERMIDINE CYCLIZED DERIVATIVES AND USE THEREOF

Jinan University, Guangz...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,700

PLATINUM PRODRUGS AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING THEREOF

UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA RES...

1. A compound of Formula I:
wherein L1 and L2 are each —(CH2)n—, where n is 5-15, and LG1 and LG2 are each Cl, Br, or I.

US Pat. No. 10,457,696

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

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,685

[1,2,3]TRIAZOLO[4,5-D]PYRIMIDINE DERIVATIVES WITH AFFINITY FOR THE TYPE-2 CANNABINOID RECEPTOR

Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., ...

1. A compound of formula (I)
wherein
R1 is a ring selected from phenyl and [1,2,5]oxadiazolyl wherein said ring is substituted with one substituent selected from halosulfonyl, halosulfonylalkyl, isothiocyanatoalkyl, isothiocyanato, aminoalkyldisulfanylalkyl, hydroxyalkyldisulfanylalkyl, hydroxyalkyldisulfanyl, aminoalkyldisulfanyl, halogen, alkyl, pyridinyldisulfanylalkyl, benzotriazolylsulfonylalkyl, dihydroxyalkyldisulfanylalkyl and pyridinyldisulfanyl and optionaly further substituted with cyano;
R2 and R3 are independently selected from hydrogen, hydroxyl, halogen, thiohydroxyl, thiohydroxyazetidinyl, azido, isothiocyanato and alkyl disulfanyl;
provided that at least one of R1, R2 and R3 is a group comprising sulfonyl, isothiocyanato, disulfanyl, thiohydroxyl or azido;
R4 is alkyl or phenylhaloalkyl; and
n is 0 or 1;
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or ester thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,457,683

ARYL HYDROCARBON RECEPTOR ANTAGONISTS AND USES THEREOF

Magenta Therapeutics Inc....

1. A compound represented by formula (I-e) or (II-e)
wherein A is an optionally substituted ring system selected from the group consisting of phenyl, 1H-indol-2-yl, 1H-indol-3-yl, thiophen-3-yl, pyridin-2-yl, pyridin-3-yl, pyridin-4-yl, 1H-1,2,4-triazol-3-yl, 1H-1,2,4-triazol-5-yl, 2-oxoimidazolidin-1-yl, 1H-pyrazol-3-yl, 1H-pyrazol-4-yl, and 2-oxo-2,3-dihydro-1H-benzo[d]imidazol-5-yl, wherein the phenyl, 1H-indol-2-yl, 1H-indol-3-yl, thiophen-3-yl, pyridin-2-yl, pyridin-3-yl, pyridin-4-yl, 1H-1,2,4-triazol-3-yl, 1H-1,2,4-triazol-5-yl, 2-oxoimidazolidin-1-yl, 1H-pyrazol-3-yl, 1H-pyrazol-4-yl, or 2-oxo-2,3-dihydro-1H-benzo[d]imidazol-5-yl is optionally substituted with from 1 to 3 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of cyano, hydroxy, C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 alkoxy, halo, halo-substituted-C1-4 alkyl, halo-substituted-C1-4 alkoxy, amino, —O(CH2)2NR10aR10b, —S(O)2NR10aR10b, —OS(O)2NR10aR10b, and —NR10aS(O)2R10b, wherein R10a and R10b are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted heteroaryl, optionally substituted alkyl, optionally substituted heteroalkyl, optionally substituted cycloalkyl, and optionally substituted heterocycloalkyl;
B is an optionally substituted ring system selected from the group consisting of thiophen-2-yl, thiophen-3-yl, furan-3-yl, 1H-benzo[d]imidazol-1-yl, isoquinolin-4-yl, 1H-imidazo[4,5-b]pyridin-1-yl, imidazo[1,2-a]pyridin-3-yl, benzo[b]thiophen-3-yl, pyrimidin-5-yl, pyridin-2-yl, pyridin-3-yl, pyridin-4-yl, 1H-imidazol-1-yl, pyrazin-2-yl, pyridazin-4-yl, 1H-pyrrol-2-yl and thiazol-5-yl, wherein the thiophen-2-yl, thiophen-3-yl, furan-3-yl, 1H-benzo[d]imidazol-1-yl, isoquinolin-4-yl, 1H-imidazo[4,5-b]pyridin-1-yl, benzo[b]thiophen-3-yl, pyrimidin-5-yl, pyridin-2-yl, pyridin-3-yl, pyridin-4-yl, 1H-imidazol-1-yl, pyrazin-2-yl, pyridazin-4-yl, 1H-pyrrol-2-yl, or thiazol-5-yl is optionally substituted with from 1 to 3 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of cyano, hydroxy, C1-4 alkyl, C2-4 alkenyl, C2-4 alkynyl, C3-6 cycloalkyl, C1-4 alkoxy, halo, halo-substituted-C1-4 alkyl, halo-substituted-C1-4 alkoxy, amino, —C(O)R11a, —S(O)0-2R11a, —C(O)OR11a, and —C(O)NR11aR11b, wherein R11a and R11b are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and C1-4 alkyl; and
R5 is selected from the group consisting of C1-10 alkyl, prop-1-en-2-yl, cyclohexyl, cyclopropyl, 2-(2-oxopyrrolidin-1-yl)ethyl, oxetan-2-yl, oxetan-3-yl, benzhydryl, tetrahydro-2H-pyran-2-yl, tetrahydro-2H-pyran-3-yl, phenyl, tetrahydrofuran-3-yl, benzyl, (4-pentylphenyl)(phenyl)methyl, and 1-(1-(2-oxo-6,9,12-trioxa-3-azatetradecan-14-yl)-1H-1,2,3-triazol-4-yl)ethyl, wherein the C1-10 alkyl, prop-1-en-2-yl, cyclohexyl, cyclopropyl, 2-(2-oxopyrrolidin-1-yl)ethyl, oxetan-2-yl, oxetan-3-yl, benzhydryl, tetrahydro-2H-pyran-2-yl, tetrahydro-2H-pyran-3-yl, phenyl, tetrahydrofuran-3-yl, benzyl, (4-pentylphenyl)(phenyl)methyl, or 1-(1-(2-oxo-6,9,12-trioxa-3-azatetradecan-14-yl)-1H-1,2,3-triazol-4-yl)ethyl is optionally substituted with from 1 to 3 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of hydroxy, C1-4 alkyl, and halo-substituted-C1-4alkyl, or R5 is selected from the group consisting of (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), and (v)

wherein n is an integer from 1 to 6, m is an integer from 0 to 6, p is an integer from 0 to 5, and each R is independently selected from the group consisting of cyano, hydroxy, C1-4 alkyl, C2-4 alkenyl, C2-4 alkynyl, C3-6 cycloalkyl, C1-4 alkoxy, halo, halo-substituted-C1-4 alkyl, halo-substituted-C1-4 alkoxy, amino, —C(O)R12a, —S(O)0-2R12a, —C(O)OR12a, and —C(O)NR12aR12b, and wherein R12a and R12b are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and C1-4 alkyl;
or a salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,457,676

CAPSAZEPINE ANALOGS FOR THE TREATMENT OF CANCER AND OTHER PROLIFERATIVE DISEASES

THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF T...

1. A method of treating oral cancer comprising administering to a patient in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of a compound of the formula:wherein:X2 is S;
R7 is unsubstituted phenyl;
R8 is —OH;
y is 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9;
R9 is aralkyl(C?12), wherein the aryl ring is substituted with halogen; and
R10 is hydrogen, alkyl(C?12), or substituted alkyl(C?12);
or a compound of the formula:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or tautomer thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,457,675

HISTONE DEACETYLASE INHIBITORS AND COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

CHDI Foundation, Inc., N...

1. A method for treating a condition or disorder mediated by at least one histone deacetylase in a patient in need thereof comprising administering to said patient a therapeutically effective amount of a compound of Formula I:or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,wherein:
R1 is —C(O)NH(OH) or —N(OH)C(O)R9;
R2 is aryl, heteroaryl, or heterocycloalkyl, each of which is optionally substituted with 1 to 3 substituents independently chosen from halo, alkyl, cycloalkyl, haloalkyl, hydroxyl, alkoxy, and nitrile;
A is aryl or heteroaryl;
R3 is chosen from hydrogen, alkyl, halo, —NHSO2R10, C(O)NR11R12, NR11R12, nitrile, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, aralkyl, and heteroaralkyl, each of which is optionally substituted with 1 to 3 substituents independently chosen from halo, alkyl, cycloalkyl, haloalkyl, hydroxyl, alkoxy, haloalkoxy, aryl, heteroaryl, and nitrile, wherein alkyl and alkoxy are optionally substituted with amino, (alkyl)amino or di(alkyl)amino;
R4 is absent or is chosen from hydrogen, alkyl, halo, —NHSO2R10, C(O)NR11R12, NR11R12, nitrile, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, aralkyl, and heteroaralkyl, each of which is optionally substituted with 1 to 3 substituents independently chosen from halo, alkyl, cycloalkyl, haloalkyl, hydroxyl, alkoxy, haloalkoxy, aryl, heteroaryl, and nitrile, wherein alkyl and alkoxy are optionally substituted with amino, (alkyl)amino or di(alkyl)amino;
for each occurrence, R5, R6, R7, and R8 are independently chosen from hydrogen and lower alkyl;
R9 is hydrogen or lower alkyl;
R10 is lower alkyl, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl, or heteroaryl;
R11 and R12 are independently chosen from hydrogen, lower alkyl, alkoxy, lower haloalkyl and cycloalkyl, wherein alkyl and alkoxy are optionally substituted with amino, (alkyl)amino or di(alkyl)amino, and
m and m? are independently chosen from 0, 1, 2, 3 and 4, provided that 2?(m+m?)?4.

US Pat. No. 10,457,673

HETEROATOM CONTAINING DEOXYURIDINE TRIPHOSPHATASE INHIBITORS

University of Southern Ca...

1. A compound of formula (I):
or a tautomer thereof, including any stereoisomer, enantiomer or diastereoisomer,
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt and/or a solvate of each thereof, of formula (I):
or a tautomer thereof, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt of each thereof, wherein

is

Y10is O, S, SO, SO2, NH or NR 15;
R11is hydrogen, halo, R12 or —O—R12, wherein R12 is C1-C6alkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, or C2-C6 alkynyl optionally substituted with 1-3 hydroxy, fluoro, chloro, and amino substituent, or R11 is C1-C6 alkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, or C2-C6 alkynyl wherein each alkyl, alkenyl, and alkynyl is optionally substituted with 1-3 hydroxy, fluoro, chloro, and amino substituent;
r is 1, 2, or 3;
R15 is C1-C6 alkyl optionally substituted with 1-3 C1-C6 alkoxy, hydroxy, amino, and oxo groups;
W is a bond or optionally substituted —CH2—;
X is a bond, O, S, NR19, optionally substituted C1-C6 alkylene, optionally substituted C2-C6 alkenylene, or optionally substituted C1-C6 alkynylene group, a divalent optionally substituted C6-C10 aromatic hydrocarbon group, or a divalent optionally substituted saturated or unsaturated C2-C10 heterocyclic or optionally substituted C1-C10 heteroaryl group;
R19 is hydrogen, optionally substituted C1-C6 alkyl or optionally substituted C3-C8 cycloalkyl;
Y is an optionally substituted C1-C10 alkylene which further optionally has a cycloalkylidene structure on one carbon atom, or is optionally substituted C2-C6 alkenylene, or optionally substituted C2-C6 alkynylene group, or Y is -L10-B1-L11-;
L10 and L11 independently are optionally substituted C1-C6 alkylene, optionally substituted C2-C6 alkenylene, or optionally substituted C2-C6 alkynylene group;
B1 is a divalent optionally substituted C1-C10 heteroaryl group;
Z is —SO2NR31R32, —NR3SO2—R4, or R4 wherein R31 and R32 are the same or different and each represents a hydrogen atom, optionally substituted C1-C6 alkyl group optionally substituted with an aryl group;
R3 is hydrogen or optionally substituted C1 -C6 alkyl; and
R4 is optionally substituted C6-C10 aryl, an optionally substituted C2 -C10 heterocyclic group, or an optionally substituted C1-C10 heteroaryl group;
provided that if W is a bond, X cannot be a bond.

US Pat. No. 10,457,650

TRIAZINE COMPOUNDS AS PHOTOSTABILIZING AGENTS

3V Sigma S.P.A., Milan (...

1. Triazine compounds of general formula (I):
wherein:
X is an —O— or —NH— group,
R is a straight, cyclic or branched C1-C18 alkyl group,
and the groups A and B can be, independently of one another:
a group of formula (II)

wherein R1 and R2 can be, independently of one another, H, straight, cyclic or branched C1-C22 alkyls or C1-C18 hydroxyalkyl or C2-C18 alkoxyalkyl, polyalkylene glycols
or a group of formula (III)

wherein Y, independently of the value di X, is a —O— or —NH— group
R3 is a straight, cyclic or branched C1-C18 alkyl group which is the same or different from R
or a group of formula (IV)

wherein Z, independently of the value of X and Y, is an —O— or —NH— group
R4 is a straight, cyclic or branched C1-C18 alkyl group which is the same or different from R and R3.

US Pat. No. 10,457,648

PROCESS FOR PREPARING (CYCLOPENTYL[D]PYRIMIDIN-4-YL)PIPERAZINE COMPOUNDS

GENENTECH INC., South Sa...

1. A process for preparing a compound of Formula I:
or a salt thereof, the process comprising:
(a) cyclizing a compound of VIb:

or a salt thereof to form a compound of Formula (V);

wherein each X is hydroxyl;
(b) brominating the compound of Formula V or a salt thereof with a brominating agent to form a compound of Formula IV:

or a salt thereof, wherein Y is bromo;
(c) contacting the compound of Formula IV with a piperazine compound having the structure:

or a salt thereof, wherein Lv is a leaving group and R1 is an amino protecting group to form a compound of Formula III:

or a salt thereof; and
(d) contacting the compound of Formula III with a metalating agent to form the compound of Formula I, or a salt thereof; wherein R1 is hydrogen or an amino protecting group.

US Pat. No. 10,457,647

AMINO PYRIMIDINE DERIVATIVES

Novartis AG, Basel (CH)

1. A method of treating a disease which is treated by the modulation of Btk, wherein the method comprising administration of a therapeutically acceptable amount of a compound of formula (I) or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,
wherein,
R1 is methyl or hydroxymethyl;
R2 is fluoro;
R3 is hydrogen;
R4 is hydrogen;
R5 is fluoro;
or R4 and R5 are attached to each other and stand for —CH2—CH2—, or —CH?CH—;
R6 is H and R7 is cyclopropyl;
R8, R9, R10 and R11 independently from each other stand for H, or C1-C6 alkyl; or any two of R8, R9, R10 and R11 together with the carbon atom to which they are bound may form a 3-6 membered saturated carbocyclic ring;
R and R? are H;
R12 is hydrogen or C1-C6 alkyl optionally substituted by halogen or C1-C6 alkoxy;
or R12 and any one of R8, R9, R, R?, R10 or R11 together with the atoms to which they are bound may form a 4, 5, 6 or 7 membered azacyclic ring, which ring may optionally be substituted by halogen, cyano, hydroxyl, C1-C6 alkyl or C1-C6 alkoxy;
n is 0 or 1; and
R13 is C2-C6 alkenyl optionally substituted by C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy; or C2-C6 alkynyl optionally substituted by C1-C6 alkyl or C1-C6 alkoxy,
and wherein the disease is selected from chronic autoimmune urticaria.

US Pat. No. 10,457,646

HYDANTOIN DERIVATIVE COMPOUNDS, METHODS OF USE AND METHODS OF TREATMENT

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORI...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,640

SYNTHESIS OF INHIBITORS OF EZH2

Constellation Pharmaceuti...

1. A method for preparing a diastereomerically enriched sulfinamide compound having the formula:
wherein R1 is halo(C1-C6)alkyl and R2 is (C1-C6)alkyl,
the method comprising
reacting an optically active sulfinylimine compound of the formula
with a nucleophile of the formula R2MgX, wherein X is bromide, iodide, or chloride to form the diastereomerically enriched sulfinamide compound.

US Pat. No. 10,457,637

BENZENESULFONAMIDE DERIVATIVES AS INVERSE AGONISTS OF RETINOID-RELATED ORPHAN RECEPTOR GAMMA (ROR?(T))

1. A compound of formula (II), or a pharmaceutically acceptable addition salt thereof:
in which:
q denotes zero or a natural integer ranging from 1 to 3,
R1 represents a linear or branched C3-C5 alkyl radical, a C3-C5 cycloalkyl radical, a linear or branched C2-C5 alkenyl radical,
R2 represents a hydrogen atom or a halogen atom, a linear or branched C1-C5 alkyl radical, a linear or branched C2-C4 alkenyl radical, a C1-C4 alkoxy radical, a cyano group —CN; the alkyl, alkenyl and alkoxy radicals optionally being substituted with one or more halogen atoms,
R3 represents a C1-C3 alkyl radical,
R4 represents a hydrogen atom or a (CHR5)n—(Z)0—(CHR?5)p—R6 group,
n, o and p, which are identical or different, denote zero or a natural integer ranging from 1 to 3,
Z represents a divalent group chosen from —CH2—, —NH— and —O—,
R5 and R?5, which are identical or different, represent a hydrogen atom, a methyl radical —CH3, a hydroxyl radical —OH, a C1 hydroxyalkyl radical, a carboxylic radical —COOH,
R6 represents:
a hydrogen or halogen atom,
a heterocyclic radical optionally substituted with one or more halogen atoms, one or more linear or branched C1-C3 alkyl groups, one or more —OH groups, one or more carbonyl functions ?O, one or more linear or branched C1-C4 hydroxyalkyl groups, a pyrrolidine ring, one or more amino groups, one or more —C(?O)R7 groups, one or more S(?O)2R7 groups; wherein the heterocyclic radical is a monocyclic heterocyclic ring having 2-6 carbon atoms and 1 to 4 heteroatoms selected from the group consisting of a sulfur atom, a nitrogen atom, and an oxygen atom; R7 representing a linear or branched C1-C3 alkyl radical, a hydroxyl radical —OH, a linear or branched C1-C4 alkoxy radical, or an amino radical N(R7a)(R7b); with R7a and R7b, which are identical or different, denoting a hydrogen atom, a linear or branched C1-C3 alkyl radical or a cyclopropyl radical,
a C3-C6 cycloalkyl radical optionally substituted with one or more —OH groups;
an aromatic or heteroaromatic radical optionally substituted with one or more halogen atoms, one or more linear or branched C1-C3 alkyl groups optionally substituted with one or more halogen atoms, one or more C1-C3 alkoxy groups, one or more amino groups —NR11R12, one or more —COR11 groups, one or more —OR11 groups, one or more C1-C4 hydroxyalkyl groups, one or more —COOR11 groups, one or more amido —CONR11R12 groups, one or more —SOR11 groups, one or more —SO2R11 groups, one or more —NHCOR11 groups, one or more —NHCOOR11 groups, one or more —SO2NR11R12 groups or one or more —CN groups; wherein the heteroaromatic radical is a 5- or 6-membered monocyclic heteroaromatic ring having 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from the group consisting of a sulfur atom, a nitrogen atom, and an oxygen atom; R11 and R12, which are identical or different, representing a hydrogen atom or a linear or branched C1-C3 alkyl radical optionally substituted with one or more halogen atoms;
A1 represents a divalent group selected from the group consisting of —NRa, —O—, —S—, —SO—,
—SO2—, —SO(?NH)—, —CH2—, —C?C—, and —CH(Ra)—;
given that:
Ra represents a hydrogen atom, a linear or branched C1-C3 alkyl radical or an acetyl radical —C(?O)CH3,
Rb represents a hydrogen atom, a linear or branched C1-C3 alkyl radical or a cyclopropyl group,
Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4 and Q5 each represent a —CR?2 group,
R?2 represents a hydrogen atom or a linear or branched C1-C5 alkyl radical,
Ra and R3 can form, together with the carbon atoms to which they are attached, a C3-C4 heterocycloalkyl group comprising one sulfur atom and 0 to 1 nitrogen atom, which are optionally substituted with one or more carbonyl functions, one or more C1-C3 alkyl radicals,
when A1 represents —NRa—, then Ra and R4 can form, together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached, a C2-C10 heterocycloalkyl group optionally comprising 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from the group consisting of a sulfur atom, a nitrogen atom and an oxygen atom; said heterocycloalkyl group being optionally substituted with at least one radical R14, and
R14 represents a linear or branched C1-C3 alkyl radical, a linear or branched C1-C3 alkoxy radical, a halogen atom, a hydroxyl group —OH, a cyano group —CN, a —CONR15R16 group, a —SO2R16 group, a —COR15 group or an amino group —CONR15R16 group, a —SO2R16 group, a —COR15 group or an amino group —NR15R16; R15 and R16, which are identical or different, representing a hydrogen atom or a linear or branched C1-C3 alkyl radical.

US Pat. No. 10,457,632

PRODUCTION METHOD FOR ISOCYANATE COMPOUND

SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY...

1. A process for producing an isocyanate compound of formula (2):
wherein R1 represents a methyl group, a cyclopropyl group, a chlorine atom, a bromine atom, an ethyl group, or a methoxy group, and R2 represents an alkyl group having one to six carbon atoms, which comprises reacting a compound of formula (1):

wherein R1 and R2 are the same as defined above, with phosgene in the presence of a tertiary amine at 9° C. to 16° C. in one or more solvents selected from the group consisting of toluene and xylene.

US Pat. No. 10,457,628

POLYMERIZABLE COMPOUND, POLYMERIZABLE COMPOSITION, FILM, AND HALF MIRROR FOR DISPLAYING PROJECTION IMAGE

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A polymerizable compound which is represented by Formula (I):
wherein, in the formula,
R1 indicates a straight-chain or branched alkyl group with 1 to 12 carbon atoms,

the moiety indicated above is a group which is obtained by removing (m+n) hydrogen atoms from benzene,
L1 indicates a single bond, —COO—, or —OCO—,
L2 indicates —COO— or —CONR2—,
Z indicates a single bond, —O—, —NH—, —N(CH3)—, —S—, —COO—, —OCO—, —OCOO—, or—CONR2—,
R2 indicates a hydrogen atom or -Sp-Q,
Sp indicates a straight-chain or branched alkylene group with 1 to 12 carbon atoms which may be substituted with Q, or a linking group which is obtained by substituting any one or more of —CH2— with —O—, —S—, —NH—, —N(Q)-, or —CO— in a straight-chain or branched alkylene group with 1 to 12 carbon atoms which may be substituted with Q,
Q indicates a hydrogen atom or a (meth)acryloyl group,
1 indicates an integer of 1,
m indicates an integer of 1 or 2,
n indicates an integer of 1 to 3,
a plurality of R1's, a plurality of L1's, a plurality of L2's, a plurality of Z's, a plurality of Sp's, and a plurality of Q's may be each the same as or different from each other, and
as —Z-Sp-Q, at least one group where Z is —COO— or —CONR2— and Q is a (meth)acryloyl group is included.

US Pat. No. 10,457,627

PRODRUGS OF GAMMA-HYDROXYBUTYRIC ACID, COMPOSITIONS AND USES THEREOF

XW LABORATORIES INC., Gr...

1. A compound having the chemical structure shown in Formula (IA):
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein,
Rg is hydrogen or C1 alkyl; and
Rh and Rf are independently hydrogen, unsubstituted C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 alkoxylcarbonyl, or C3-6 cycloalkoxylcarbonyl.

US Pat. No. 10,457,617

PROCESS AND PLANT FOR OBTAINING AN ETHYLENE PRODUCT IN A SUPERCRITICAL STATE

LINDE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT,...

1. A method for obtaining an ethylene product in a supercritical state, in which a gas mixture containing predominantly or exclusively ethylene and ethane is separated in a distillation column, which is operated at a distillation pressure level of from 5 to 15 bar, into an overhead product containing predominantly or exclusively ethylene and a bottom product containing predominantly or exclusively ethane, the overhead product being withdrawn in the gaseous state from the head of the distillation column and a first portion thereof being liquefied and returned as reflux to the distillation column and a second portion thereof being converted into a supercritical state and being used as the ethylene product, characterised in that, for converting the second portion into the supercritical state, multi-stage compression from the distillation pressure level via a plurality of intermediate pressure levels to a supercritical pressure level is carried out, the second portion in the multi-stage compression being converted predominantly or exclusively directly from the gaseous into the supercritical state.

US Pat. No. 10,457,599

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING CEMENT CLINKER

1. Method for chloride bypass gas treatment, comprising:providing a chloride bypass gas flow by drawing at least a fraction of a main exhaust gas flow from a kiln,
a first cooling step of cooling the chloride bypass gas flow by mixing it with a cooling gas to form a mixed chloride bypass gas flow,
dedusting the mixed chloride bypass gas flow, and
a second cooling step of cooling the dedusted-and-mixed chloride bypass gas flow by bringing the dedusted mixed chloride bypass gas flow into thermal communication with at least one heat carrier fluid which is heated as a result of the thermal communication with the dedusted mixed chloride bypass gas flow,
wherein at least a part of the cooled dedusted-and-mixed chloride bypass gas flow obtained after the second cooling step is used as cooling gas in the first cooling step.

US Pat. No. 10,457,580

DEVICE FOR TREATING A BLACK AND ODOROUS WATER BODY WITH A BIONIC PROCESS

Beijing University of Civ...

1. A device for treating a black and odorous water body comprising:(a) a pre-treatment unit for pre-treating the black and odorous water body, wherein the pre-treatment unit comprises a water pump, a water inlet, a water outlet, and barriers with different thicknesses for physically filtering the black and odorous water body, and a biological enzyme is added into the pre-treatment unit;
(b) a tubular purification system which has an intestinal-like structure in communication with the pre-treatment unit, wherein the tubular purification system comprises a water pump, a water inlet, a water outlet and one or more tubular structures, each comprising an outer wall and a folded inner wall which imitates the inner wall of small intestine; villus-like structures which imitate small intestine villi are densely disposed on the folded inner wall; the villus-like structures are capable of providing support for intestinal probiotics; and an aeration unit is disposed at the bottom of the tubular structures, and is able to provide oxygen into the tubular structures;
(c) a microbial fuel cell in communication with the tubular purification system, wherein the microbial fuel cell has two chambers, one comprising a microbial anode and the other comprising an air cathode; a glass fiber membrane is provided between the anode chamber and the cathode chamber as a proton exchange membrane; an external circuit connects the anode with the cathode through a conducting wire; a mixed microflora is attached to the surface of the anode, and can further degrade the organic materials in the water body treated by the tubular purification system under an anaerobic environment in the anode chamber; and the aeration unit disposed at the bottom of the tubular structure of the tubular purification system is capable of providing oxygen for the cathode chamber;
(d) an inclined tube sedimentation tank in communication with the microbial fuel cell, wherein the inclined tube sedimentation tank comprises a water inlet, a honeycomb-like inclined tube sedimentation area, a water collecting tube, a water outlet, a sludge collecting bucket, a perforated sludge discharge tube, and a sludge tank; the water inlet is positioned below the honeycomb-like inclined tube sedimentation area and the water outlet is positioned above the honeycomb-like inclined tube sedimentation area; the honeycomb-like inclined tube sedimentation area comprises a plurality of inclined tube structures; the inclined tube structures are able to accumulate the suspended or solidified materials from the incoming water into a thin sludge layer on the bottom surface of the inclined tube structures; the thin sludge layer slides back to a sludge suspension layer under gravity, and then sinks into the sludge collecting bucket, and is discharged into the sludge tank via the perforated sludge discharge tube; and a supernatant rises to the water collecting tube and is discharged via the water outlet;
(e) one or more solar cell panels;
wherein the energy to be consumed by the device is from the energy generated by the one or more solar cell panels and the microbial fuel cell.

US Pat. No. 10,457,578

AUTOMATED SULFUR BURNER FOR AGRICULTURAL IRRIGATION

1. A system, comprising:a sulfur burner coupled to an irrigation pipe, the sulfur burner including a tank holding sulfurous acid, a variable speed injection pump having an inlet and an outlet, and a conduit that fluidically couples the tank to the inlet of the pump;
an inlet pipe having an inlet and an outlet, the inlet of the inlet pipe coupled to the irrigation pipe at a first joint and the outlet of the inlet pipe coupled to the sulfur burner;
an outlet pipe having an inlet and an outlet, the inlet of the outlet pipe coupled to the outlet of the pump and the outlet of the outlet pipe coupled to the irrigation pipe at a second joint, the second joint downstream of the first joint along the irrigation pipe;
a pH sensor coupled to the irrigation pipe at a measurement location, the measurement location downstream of the second joint along the irrigation pipe; and
an electronic control system;
wherein the electronic control system is electronically and communicatively coupled to the pH sensor to receive data representative of pH measurements taken by the pH sensor from pH sensor;
wherein the sulfur burner includes an electrically-powered hot surface igniter and the electronic control system is electronically and communicatively coupled to the hot surface igniter to provide commands to the hot surface igniter;
wherein the sulfur burner includes an electrically-powered air intake valve and the electronic control system is electronically and communicatively coupled to the air intake valve to provide commands to the air intake valve;
wherein the sulfur burner includes an electrically-powered water intake valve and the electronic control system is electronically and communicatively coupled to the water intake valve to provide commands to the water intake valve;
wherein the sulfur burner includes a pressure transducer to measure a liquid level within the tank, and the electronic control system is electronically and communicatively coupled to the pressure transducer to receive data representative of liquid level measurements taken by the pressure transducer from the pressure transducer; and
wherein the electronic control system is electronically and communicatively coupled to the pump to provide commands to the pump.

US Pat. No. 10,457,576

APPARATUS FOR REMOVAL OF IONS FROM WATER AND METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME

VOLTEA B.V., Sassenheim ...

1. An apparatus for removal of ions from water, the apparatus comprising:a carbon coated first current collector;
a second current collector;
a spacer in between the first and second current collectors to allow water to flow through the spacer in between the first and second current collectors;
a first charge barrier in between the carbon coated first current collector and the spacer to selectively allow anions or cations to flow through the first charge barrier; and
a second charge barrier coated onto the carbon coated first current collector and in contact with the first charge barrier, the second charge barrier being between 1 to 40 microns thick.

US Pat. No. 10,457,574

REVERSE OSMOSIS SYSTEMS WITH BUILT IN PRESSURE REGULATION

Topper Manufacturing Corp...

1. A reverse osmosis filtration system comprising, as a single self-contained assembly:a manifold assembly with a lower side to which parts of the reverse osmosis filtration system are attached, including a product water storage tank, cartridges that contain a reverse osmosis filtration membrane and other filters, and a control valve hydraulically controlling the operation of the reverse osmosis filtration system; and
a raw water pressure regulator contained within the self-contained reverse osmosis filtration system and coupled to the lower side of the manifold assembly, the raw water pressure regulator having a raw water inlet for coupling to a source of raw water and a pressure regulated outlet coupled to the manifold assembly;
the raw water pressure regulator operating independently of the control valve.

US Pat. No. 10,457,570

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF BALLAST WATER TREATMENT WITH CONTINUOUS BIOFOULING CONTROL

1. A ballast water treatment system suitable for ballasting and de-ballasting water on a ship or sea-going vessel, the system comprising:a primary filtration system adapted to remove particles from a ballast water;
at least one biofouling control (BFC) unit;
at least one ultraviolet (UV) disinfection chamber;
wherein the at least one BFC unit comprises a power supply, a generator configured to generate a plurality of electromagnetic waves, and a propagation apparatus configured to propagate the plurality of electromagnetic waves, wherein the at least one BFC unit is adapted to generate and propagate through the ballast water the plurality of electromagnetic waves during a ballasting process for receiving the ballast water into a ballast tank on the ship or sea-going vessel and a de-ballasting process for discharging the ballast water from the ballast tank,
wherein the at least one UV disinfection chamber comprises at least one ultraviolet (UV) lamp adapted to irradiate filtered ballast water exiting the primary filtration system during the ballasting process and the de-ballasting process, wherein the at least one UV disinfection chamber is adapted to be inactivated during a re-circulation process taking place in an absence of both the ballasting process and the de-ballasting process;
a first pipe which fluidly connects the primary filtration system and the at least one UV disinfection chamber; and
a second pipe which fluidly connects the at least one UV disinfection chamber and the ballast tank;
wherein the at least one BFC unit is disposed at at least one of the first pipe and the second pipe,
wherein the ballast water treatment system is adapted such that, during the re-circulation process, holding water in ballast water pipes, including the first and the second pipe, is re-circulated intermittently or continuously through the primary filtration system and the at least one BFC unit, and
wherein the at least one BFC unit is adapted to at least intermittently generate and propagate through the ballast water the plurality of electromagnetic waves having pulsed peak-to-peak voltage, in a range of 12V to 200V, and at least one desired time-varying frequency range, which is within 50 Hz to 2,000,000 Hz, during the re-circulation process to continuously control multiplication of marine organisms in the ballast water and on a plurality of surfaces in contact with the ballast water, wherein the plurality of electromagnetic waves are adapted to produce an avalanche current in the ballast water to kill the marine organisms without requiring an active substance or chemical.