US Pat. No. 10,113,443

FAILURE DETECTION DEVICE

IHI Corporation, Koto-ku...

1. A failure detection device comprising:an input module that receives values measured by a plurality of sensors that are failure detection targets;
an accumulated data storage unit that stores a plurality of sensor values that were acquired in past as accumulated data;
a unit space generating module that extracts sensor values of a unit space that are used in an MT system from the accumulated data storage unit, for extracted sensor values, uses values as they are for condition sensor values defined as sensor values that affect other sensor values and sensor values that are not affected by the condition sensor values, uses values nondimensionalized by the condition sensor values or values adjusted by the condition sensor values for the other sensor values affected by the condition sensor values, and thereby generates a unit space;
a signal space generating module that, upon inputting a plurality of sensor values that are the failure detection targets to the input module, uses values as they are for the condition sensor values and the sensor values that are not affected by the condition sensor values, uses values nondimensionalized by the condition sensor values or values adjusted by the condition sensor values for the other sensor values, and thereby generates a signal space that is an aggregate of diagnosis data that are used in the MT system; and
a determining module that compares a distance that represents a relationship between the unit space generated by the unit space generating module and the signal space generated by the signal space generating module with a predetermined threshold value, and determines presence/absence of a possibility of a failure of any of the sensors.

US Pat. No. 10,113,441

THERMALLY DRIVEN SPRING VALVE FOR TURBINE GAS PATH PARTS

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

1. A thermally driven spring valve comprising:a metallic sheet comprising a base, the sheet having cutouts forming a first finger portion extending from the base and a second finger portion extending from the base, the first finger portion having a first curvature vector and the second finger portion having a second curvature vector,
wherein the first finger portion, the second finger portion, and the base are monolithic,
wherein an exterior surface extends from the base through the first finger portion and the second finger portion and an interior surface extends from the base through the first finger portion and the second finger portion,
wherein the exterior surface of the first finger portion is disposed proximate the interior surface extending from the base,
wherein the exterior surface of the second finger portion is disposed proximate the interior surface extending from the base.

US Pat. No. 10,113,439

INTERNAL SHROUD FOR A COMPRESSOR OF AN AXIAL-FLOW TURBOMACHINE

SAFRAN AERO BOOSTERS SA, ...

1. An inner shroud or inner shroud segment for an axial-flow turbine engine, the shroud or the shroud segment comprising:a circular or semi-circular wall, of which the profile extends essentially axially, and
a row of apertures formed in the circular or semi-circular wall, each aperture exhibiting opposing edges intended to be disposed laterally to either side of a stator vane positioned in said aperture for the purpose of its attachment,whereinsaid wall comprises at least one radial flange which passes through the apertures in the circumferential direction of the shroud or of the shroud segment, so as to form a mechanical link within each aperture in order to join the opposing edges thereof, andat least one radial flange comprises at least one surface having areas of roughness forming a pattern that is repeated on substantially an entire face of the corresponding radial flange, said surface being generally perpendicular to an axis of revolution of the shroud or of the shroud segment.

US Pat. No. 10,113,438

STATOR VANE SHIPLAP SEAL ASSEMBLY

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

1. A stator vane shiplap seal assembly, comprising:a first shiplap stator cluster coupled to a second shiplap stator cluster, each shiplap stator cluster comprising:
an outer shiplap stator shroud having an axially outward surface and an axially inward surface, and a female end opposite a male end,
wherein the female end comprises a female forward shiplap surface and a female outward shiplap surface, wherein the female forward shiplap surface comprises a first female forward recess located proximate the axially outward surface, a second female forward recess located proximate the axially inward surface, and a first female forward protrusion located between the first female forward recess and the second female forward recess, and wherein the female outward shiplap surface comprises a first female outward protrusion and a first female outward recess, and
wherein the male end comprises a male forward shiplap surface and a male outward shiplap surface, wherein the male forward shiplap surface comprises a first male forward protrusion located proximate the axially outward surface, a second male forward protrusion located proximate the axially inward surface, and a first male recess located between the first male forward protrusion and the second male forward protrusion, and wherein the male outward shiplap surface comprises a first male outward recess and a first male outward protrusion, and
wherein the female forward shiplap surface is complimentary to the male forward shiplap surface, forming an axial shiplap seal in response to the first shiplap stator cluster being coupled to the second shiplap stator cluster, and
wherein the female outward shiplap surface is complimentary to the male outward shiplap surface, forming a radial shiplap seal in response to the first shiplap stator cluster being coupled to the second shiplap stator cluster; and
at least one stator vane coupled to the axially inward surface of the outer shiplap stator shroud.

US Pat. No. 10,113,436

CHORDAL SEAL WITH SUDDEN EXPANSION/CONTRACTION

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

1. A static component for a gas turbine engine comprises:an axially extending body comprising a forward end and an aft end disposed axially downstream from the forward end, wherein the axially extending body further comprises a plurality of platform segments;
a rib formed on the aft end of the axially extending body and extending axially from the axially extending body, wherein the rib further comprises a flat surface disposed at an aft end of the rib; and
a recess formed in the rib, wherein the recess extends axially from the flat surface toward the aft end of the axially extending body,
wherein an aft end of each of the plurality of platform segments extends circumferentially between a first side and a second side of the platform segment, wherein the rib extends on the aft end of the platform segment in a straight line from the first side to the second side, and wherein the recess extends on the rib from the first side to the second side in a straight line.

US Pat. No. 10,113,434

TURBINE BLADE DAMPER SEAL

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

1. A damper seal received in a cavity of a turbine blade located between a platform and a retention shelf, the damper seal comprising:a central body portion having a first end region, an opposing second end region, and a width;
a first portion extending from the first end region of the central body portion, wherein the first portion includes first outwardly extending tabs that define a first enlarged portion that has a first width greater than the width of the central body portion, wherein the first portion includes a first another tab that extends substantially perpendicularly to the first outwardly extending tabs, and the first another tab extends away from the central body portion such that the first outwardly extending tabs are located between the central body portion and the first another tab; and
a second portion extending from the opposing second end region of the central body portion.

US Pat. No. 10,113,433

GAS TURBINE ENGINE COMPONENTS WITH LATERAL AND FORWARD SWEEP FILM COOLING HOLES

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL I...

1. An engine component, comprising:a body having an internal surface and an external surface, the internal surface at least partially defining an internal cooling circuit; and
a plurality of cooling holes formed in the body and extending between the internal cooling circuit and the external surface of the body, the plurality of cooling holes including a first cooling hole with forward diffusion and lateral diffusion,
wherein the first cooling hole includes an inlet at the internal cooling circuit, a metering section extending from the inlet, a first exit portion extending from the metering section, a second exit portion extending from the first exit portion, and an outlet defined on the external surface and fluidly coupled to the second exit portion, wherein the metering section is an oval-shaped cylinder,
wherein the first exit portion extends at a first angle relative to the metering section and the second exit portion extends at a second angle relative to the metering section, the second angle being greater than the first angle to provide the forward diffusion,
wherein the outlet is a multi-lobe shape formed by a first oval, a second oval, and a third oval, each oval having a first end and a second end, wherein the first ends of the first oval, the second oval, and the third oval at least partially overlap, and wherein the second ends of the first oval, the second oval, and the third ovals are splayed relative to one another to provide the lateral diffusion.

US Pat. No. 10,113,432

ROTOR SHAFT WITH COOLING BORE INLETS

ANSALDO ENERGIA SWITZERLA...

1. A rotor shaft adapted to rotate about a rotor axis of the rotor shaft, the rotor shaft comprising: a rotor cavity configured concentrically or quasi-concentrically to the rotor axis inside the rotor shaft, a plurality of cooling bores extending outward from the inside to an outside of the rotor shaft and towards a direction of rotation of the rotor shaft, each of the plurality of cooling bores having a bore inlet and a bore outlet, wherein the each of the plurality of cooling bores comprises a constant cooling bore diameter extending from the bore inlet to the bore outlet, the respective bore inlet being adapted to abut on the rotor cavity, and wherein at least one side or part-side of the circumferential area of the bore inlet is provided with an edge fillet in order to maximize a wall thickness downstream of the edge fillet between two adjacent cooling bores, and wherein the edge fillet of each of the plurality of cooling bores has a radius of 0.3 to 0.7 of the cooling bore diameter and an opposite side of the bore inlet is without an edge fillet, and wherein the edge fillet of each of the plurality of plurality of cooling bores is arranged on a front of the bore in the direction of rotation of the rotor shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,113,431

FLUIDFOIL

ROLLS-ROYCE plc, London ...

1. A fluidfoil comprising:a leading edge; and
a leading edge zone behind the leading edge and extending spanwise over a full span of the fluidfoil,
wherein:
the leading edge zone comprises one or more deflected regions, which locally reduce an angle of attack of the fluidfoil, each of the one or more deflected regions being an upwardly-oriented ramp for fluid passing the leading edge on a suction surface of the fluidfoil, and
each of the one or more deflected regions comprises a depression in the leading edge zone and tapers in a chordwise direction to a point from a maximum spanwise width at the leading edge, through the leading edge zone, to no spanwise width at an interface of the leading edge zone with a main body of the fluidfoil.

US Pat. No. 10,113,430

GROUP OF BLADE ROWS

1. A blade row group arrangeable in a main flow path of a fluid-flow machine, comprising:a quantity (N) of adjacent member blade rows arranged relative to one another in both a meridional direction (m) and a circumferential direction (u), with the quantity (N) of the member blade rows being greater than or equal to 2 and (i) designating a running index with values between 1 and the quantity (N), the quantity (N) of adjacent member blade rows including a front member blade row with front blades (i) each having a leading edge and a trailing edge and a rear member blade row with rear blades (i+1) each having a leading edge and a trailing edge,
where the blade row group has two main flow path boundaries (HB),
a plurality of meridional flow line sections through the blade row group on m-u planes, where in each meridional flow line section, a chord (Se(i)) of one of the front blades and a chord (Se(i+1)) of one of the rear blades are defined as tangents lying on respective profiles on a pressure side of the one of the front blades and a pressure side of the one of the rear blades,
where a profile depth (I(i)) of the one of the front blades and a profile depth (I(i+1)) of the one of the rear blades are provided in a direction of the respective chord,
where values of the profile depths (I(i)) and (I(i+1)) on a mean meridional flow line are identified as (I(i)SLM) and (I(i+1)SLM),
where a standardized profile depth (In(i)) of the one of the front blades and a standardized profile depth (In(i+1)) of the one of the rear blades are defined as In(i)=I(i)/I(i)SLM and In(i+1)=I(i+1)/I(i+1)SLM,
where a profile depth ratio (PTV) of the one of the front blades and the one of the rear blades is defined as: PTV=I(i)/I(i+1),
where a value of the profile depth ratio (PTV) on the mean meridional flow line is identified as PTVSLM, and a relative profile depth ratio (PTVr) is defined as: PTVr=PTV/PTVSLM,
where an additive profile depth (Iadd) of the one of the front blades and the one of the rear blades is defined as: Iadd=I(i)+I(i+1),
where a value of the additive profile depth (Iadd) on the mean meridional flow line is identified as IaddSLM,
where a standardized additive profile depth (Iaddn) is defined as Iaddn=Iadd/IaddSLM,
where a stagger angle (lambda(i)) of the one of the front blades and a stagger angle (lambda(i+1)) of the one of the rear blades are defined as angles of inclination of the respective chords relative to the meridional direction (m),
where a mean stagger angle (lambdam) is defined as a mean value of the stagger angle (lambda(i)) of the one of the front blades and the stagger angle (lambda(i+1)) of the one of the rear blades, in accordance with: lambdam=(lambda(i)+lambda(i+1))/2,
where at each position on a trailing edge of the one of the front blades (i) an auxiliary coordinate system having a first, a second and a third coordinate direction (s, q, or) is provided, with the first coordinate direction (s) facing downstream at the mean stagger angle (lamdam) relative to the meridional direction (m), the second coordinate direction (q), perpendicular to the first coordinate direction (s), facing away from the pressure side of the one of the front blades (i), and the third coordinate direction (or) being perpendicular to the first coordinate direction (s) and to the second coordinate direction (q),
where an effective profile depth (Ieff) is measured as a distance between the leading edge of the one of the front blades (i) and the trailing edge of the one of the rear blades (i+1) parallel to the first coordinate direction (s),
where a value of the effective profile depth (Ieff) on the mean meridional flow line is identified as IeffSLM,
where a standardized effective profile depth (Ieff) of the one of the front blades and rear blades is defined in accordance with: Ieffn=Ieff/IeffSLM, and
where, in an area between the mean meridional flow line (SLM) and one of the two main flow path boundaries (HB), at least one standardized profile depth (In) chosen from a first group including the standardized profile depth (In(i)) of the one of the front blades, and the standardized profile depth (In(i+1)) of the one of the rear blades and the standardized additive profile depth (Iaddn) increases at least locally in a direction of the one of the two main flow path boundaries (HB);
wherein the standardized effective profile depth (Ieffn) in the area between the mean meridional flow line (SLM) and the one of the two main flow path boundaries (HB) is constant within a tolerance between +2% and ?2% of a value on the standardized effective profile depth on the mean meridional flow line (IeffnSLM).

US Pat. No. 10,113,429

LIQUID-CAPTURING SHAFT

ROLLS-ROYCE plc, London ...

1. A liquid-capturing shaft, the shaft being hollow, arranged for rotation about a longitudinal axis of the shaft, comprising:a wall defining an innermost surface and an outermost surface of the shaft and through which are formed a plurality of circumferentially spaced apart inlet openings; and
each inlet opening having a respective capture surface which extends from the outermost surface of the shaft and through the innermost surface of the shaft, such that the capture surface extends through the wall along a plane that extends obliquely with respect to the longitudinal axis.

US Pat. No. 10,113,428

FLOW ROTOR, IN PARTICULAR TURBINE WHEEL

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A radial flow exhaust gas turbocharger turbine wheel (1) having a turbine wheel hub (2, 3) and turbine wheel blades (7), the turbine wheel hub (2, 3) having a wheel hub axis,wherein said turbine wheel is adapted for receiving a radially directed flow of exhaust gas and converting exhaust energy into rotational energy for driving a compressor wheel,
wherein the turbine wheel hub includes a turbine wheel hub core (2) and a turbine wheel hub outer part (3) which radially surrounds the turbine wheel hub core (2)
the turbine wheel hub core (2) being coaxial with said wheel hub axis, having a bell-shaped cross-section having a base and a peak,
and
the turbine wheel outer part (3) shaped for redirecting radially directed inflow to axial outflow the turbine wheel blades (7) extending outward from the hub outer part (3) and axially located between said base and said peak,
wherein the turbine wheel hub core (2) is made of a nickel-based alloy and the turbine wheel hub outer part (3) and turbine blades (7) are made of titanium aluminide or ceramic.

US Pat. No. 10,113,426

STATOR FOR AN ECCENTRIC SCREW PUMP

1. A stator for an eccentric screw pump, the stator comprises:a stator body, the stator body comprising:
an accommodation hole configured for accommodating a rotor;
a tubular elastomer body reinforced at least in sections with a thread inlay and having an axial first end and an axial second end opposite the axial first end;
a first end piece; and
a second end piece,
wherein:
the tubular elastomer body forms an outer surface of the stator body;
the first axial end is secured to the first end piece; and
the second axial end is secured to the second end piece.

US Pat. No. 10,113,425

UNDERGROUND MINING SYSTEM FOR REDUCED COSTS, IMPROVED EFFICIENCIES, HIGHER PRODUCTIVITY AND A SAFER WORKING ENVIRONMENT THROUGH PENETRATED BLOCK EXTRACTION

Underground Extraction Te...

1. An underground mining method including the steps of forming:forming one or more sets of underground gate roads, each set of gate roads including at least two headings; and
forming underground dead-end plunge cuts extending from the sets of gate roads, each plunge cut formed with an unmanned continuous miner coupled to a flexible conveyor system and being greater than 30 meters in length with a roof that need not be supported;
sealing each dead-end plunge cut to form a ventilation barrier whilst still permitting entry of the continuous miner coupled to a flexible conveyor system; and
supplying inert gas to a cutting face of each plunge cut.

US Pat. No. 10,113,424

MILLING TOOL HOLDER

Caterpillar Paving Produc...

1. A tool holder configured to be coupled to a tool mounting block of a milling drum comprising:a cylindrical body defining a first end configured to be received within the tool mounting block of the milling drum and the cylindrical body defining a second end, the second end configured to receive a cutting bit;
a flange located between the first end and the second end with respect to an axial direction;
a first bore with a first opening defined by the second end, the first bore extending along the axial direction towards the first end;
a frustoconical portion located between the flange and the first end with respect to the axial direction;
an elliptical portion located between the flange and the first end with respect to the axial direction; and
a recessed region in a wall of the cylindrical body located between the frustoconical portion and the elliptical portion.

US Pat. No. 10,113,423

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MONITORING A FLUID SYSTEM OF A MINING MACHINE

Joy Global Surface Mining...

1. A method of monitoring a lubricant system of a mining machine, the mining machine having an upper zone and a lower zone, the method comprising:initiating an upper lubricant cycle having an upper lubricant cycle time period, the upper lubricant cycle corresponding to the upper zone;
initiating a lower lubricant cycle having a lower lubricant cycle time period, the lower lubricant cycle corresponding to the lower zone;
sensing, at a predetermined time period after initiation of the upper and lower lubricant cycles, a upper pressure level of the lubricant in the upper zone and a lower pressure level of the lubricant in the lower zone;
determining when the upper pressure level is below an upper threshold for the entire duration of the upper lubricant cycle time period;
determining when the lower pressure level is below a lower threshold for the entire duration of the lower lubricant cycle time period; and
outputting an alert in response to at least one selected from a group consisting of:
the upper pressure level being below the upper threshold for the entire duration of the upper lubricant cycle time period, and
the lower pressure level being below the lower threshold for the entire duration of the lower lubricant cycle time period.

US Pat. No. 10,113,422

DETERMINING SPOTTING FLUID PROPERTIES

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A method, comprising:positioning a member of a test apparatus into a prepared mudcake sample at a specified depth of the mudcake sample, the mudcake sample associated with a drilling fluid and comprising a specified thickness;
pressurizing a spotting fluid in a feeder tank with a pressurized gas stored in a gas tank in fluid communication with the feeder tank;
circulating a pressurized flow of the spotting fluid from the feeder tank to a test cell of the test apparatus to contact the prepared mudcake sample in the test cell of the test apparatus;
soaking the prepared mudcake sample in the spotting fluid for a specified time duration;
subsequent to the specified time duration, detecting, with the test apparatus, a force exerted on the member relative to a displacement distance of the member from the specified depth in the mudcake sample during removal of the member from the mudcake sample;
recording, with the test apparatus, the detected force relative to the displacement distance; and
determining, with the test apparatus, one or more properties associated with the mudcake sample based on the recorded force relative to the displacement distance.

US Pat. No. 10,113,420

ROTARY PULSERS AND ASSOCIATED METHODS

GEO TREND CORPORATION, H...

1. A rotary pulser for a downhole telemetry system configured to be positioned in a drill string within a wellbore, the rotary pulser configured to generate pressure pulses in a drilling fluid, the rotary pulser comprising:a housing,
a stator disposed within the housing,
a rotor disposed adjacent to the stator within the housing, and
an electrohydraulic drive disposed within the housing for rotating the rotor relative to the stator, the electrohydraulic drive comprising:
a pump with a regulator mechanism,
an actuation mechanism,
an electric motor, and
a control unit,
wherein, based on a parameter or condition associated with the rotary pulser, the regulator mechanism adjusts a parameter of the pump to control rotation of the rotor; and
wherein the actuation mechanism comprises a cylinder block, a valve disposed within the cylinder block, pistons and a cam, the cam defines ramp profiles including rolling surfaces along which piston heads of the pistons move, and the ramp profiles of the cam impart varying degrees of forces on the piston heads as the pistons move along the rolling surfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,113,419

ELECTROMAGNETIC TELEMETRY USING A TRANSCEIVER IN AN ADJACENT WELLBORE

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A system comprising:a downhole transceiver coupled to a well tool that is positionable in a wellbore for transmitting an electromagnetic signal with encoded data;
a first electrode positionable in an adjacent wellbore for receiving the electromagnetic signal and generating a first voltage in response to the electromagnetic signal;
a second electrode positionable in the adjacent wellbore or at a surface of the adjacent wellbore for receiving the electromagnetic signal and generating a second voltage in response to the electromagnetic signal;
a surface transceiver for coupled to a fiber optic cable and configured to determine a decoded version of the encoded data based on a voltage difference between the first electrode and the second electrode;
and
a material coupled to the fiber optic cable and the first electrode for changing a strain on the fiber optic cable in response to the voltage difference between the first electrode and the second electrode,
wherein the material and the first electrode form at least a portion of an electrical circuit that is positionable in the adjacent wellbore and electrically passive, and wherein the electrical circuit has an input impedance that is greater than 1 mega ohm.

US Pat. No. 10,113,416

MODELLING TOOL

1. A communication and data processing system for use between one or more employers and one or more system users and one or more system suppliers of the communication and data processing system, at least comprising:a) one or more downhole transmitters configured for providing LWD and/or MWD data,
b) the downhole transmitters communicating via a communication line with one or more computers upstream of the communication line through a data protocol for the transfer of MD and/or MWD data,
c) LWD and/or MWD data being stored locally at the one or more upstream computers,
d) data being transferred locally from the drilling installation to a central hub, the transfer being accomplished by wire or wirelessly via radio transceivers located on the installation and in communication with the central hub,
e) the central hub comprising a WITSML server
f) one or more mathematical models on the WITSML server for calculating an output function Hi(T), where Hi(T) denotes a function for increasing plant time efficiency and T denotes the true time spent in a project, wherein calculating Hi(T) at least includes using the following manipulated parameters:
g) TN: estimated time for completing the project,
T: actual time for completing the project,
Z: selected portion of total project value,
and at least one parameter obtained from the one or more downhole transmitters,
h) wherein, further, an application is implemented on the central hub, the application being configured for receiving parameters from the downhole transmitters comprising LWD and/or MWD data and other parameters relevant for the project, and the application being in direct communication with the mathematical model, or the application comprising the mathematical model,
i) one or more first computers having direct access to the hub and the WITSML server, operated by said one or more system suppliers,
j) one or more second presentation computers in communication with the one or more first computers, the second presentation computers at least receiving output functions Hi(T) from the one or more first computers and the output functions Hi(T) being selectively associated with individual second computers, and
k) wherein one or more system users are associated with the second computers.

US Pat. No. 10,113,409

BORE MEASURING TOOL

16. A method for measuring a well bore wall comprising:providing a casing in line within a tool string;
displacing an engagement body within a central passage of said casing from a first position to a second position to compress and radially extend a plurality of longitudinally extending biasing elements connected thereto;
recording at least one measurement of the well bore wall with a sensor located on each of said radially extended biasing elements; and
wherein said central passage has a first portion proximate to a first end of said casing and a second portion at a middle thereof, wherein said second portion of said central passage is larger than said first portion.

US Pat. No. 10,113,407

ELECTROCHEMICAL PRODUCTION OF METAL HYDROXIDE USING METAL SILICATES

Lawrence Livermore Nation...

1. An apparatus for forming metal hydroxide, comprising:a first container that has a top, said first container containing insoluble particles;
a second container that is larger than said first container wherein said first container is located inside of said second container, wherein said first container is a porous container that includes porous container walls that extend entirely around said first container except for said top and wherein said porous container walls are made of a grate having a porosity such that water molecules and ions can pass through said grate but insoluble particles can not pass through said grate and said insoluble particles will be retained within said first container;
a hydroxyl-producing cathode located inside said second container outside of said first container;
hydroxyl ions produced by said hydroxyl-producing cathode;
an acid-producing anode located inside said first container;
acid produced by said acid-producing anode;
a direct current electricity source connected to said hydroxyl-producing cathode and said acid-producing anode;
direct current electricity produced by said direct current electricity source in a direct current electricity path between said hydroxyl-producing cathode and said acid-producing anode;
a metal silicate mass located inside said first container, wherein said metal silicate mass is a metal silicate mass that has been ground, powdered, fractured, or drilled;
metal silicate contained in said metal silicate mass that is contacted by said acid produced by said acid-producing anode, or by said hydroxyl ions produced by said hydroxyl-producing cathode, or by both said acid produced by said acid-producing anode and by said hydroxyl ions produced by said hydroxyl-producing cathode, wherein said metal silicate constitutes pieces or particles composed partly or entirely of metal silicate;
a water solution located inside said first container and said second container, said water solution having an ion concentration, wherein said ion concentration is sufficient to allow said direct current electricity to pass in said direct current electricity path between said acid-producing anode and said hydroxyl-producing cathode; and
wherein said first container that is a porous container with porous container walls is located inside of said second container with said porous container walls inside of said second container, said porous container containing said water solution and containing said acid-producing anode, said metal silicate mass, and said metal silicate wherein said porous container walls are immersed in said water solution inside said first container and said second container, wherein said hydroxyl-producing cathode is located in said second container outside of said first container that is a porous container;
wherein said acid-producing anode and said hydroxyl-producing cathode are at least partially submerged in said water solution;
wherein said direct current electricity is applied across said acid-producing anode and said hydroxyl-producing cathode, said direct current electricity being of sufficient current and voltage to generate said hydroxyl ions at said hydroxyl-producing cathode and generate said acid at said acid-producing anode, said acid or said hydroxyl ions being of sufficient concentration to convert at least some of said metal silicate into metal ions and silicate ions;
wherein said silicate ions react with said acid produced by said acid-producing anode and form silica or silicic acid; and
wherein said metal ions react with said hydroxyl ions produced by said hydroxyl-producing cathode to form the metal hydroxide.

US Pat. No. 10,113,406

PULSED HYDRAULIC FRACTURING WITH NANOSILICA CARRIER FLUID

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A method of fracturing a reservoir, the method comprising:providing a pad fluid to the reservoir via a wellbore in a well to create fractures in the reservoir;
providing a fracturing fluid to the fractures via the wellbore;
providing a nanosilica carrier fluid to the fractures via the wellbore, wherein the nanosilica carrier fluid comprises nanosilica particles, and providing the nanosilica carrier fluid to the fractures comprises pulsing quantities of the nanosilica carrier fluid into a continuous flow of the fracturing fluid or alternately pulsing quantities of the nanosilica carrier fluid and the fracturing fluid, and an elapsed time between pulsing the quantities of the nanosilica carrier fluid is between 2 seconds and 10 minutes;
activating the nanosilica particles with an activator to yield a nanosilica gel; and
shutting in the wellbore at a wellbore pressure, thereby allowing the nanosilica gel to form proppant pillars in the fractures.

US Pat. No. 10,113,404

IGNITING UNDERGROUND ENERGY SOURCES

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. An underground gasification system comprising:a recovery system;
a supply line; and
a downhole ignition device operable to ignite an underground energy source, wherein the downhole ignition device is connected to the supply line and the supply line is connected to the recovery system, wherein the downhole ignition device comprises a piezoelectric igniter system, wherein the piezoelectric igniter system comprises a motor, a lance, a shaft, a cam, and a piezoelectric igniter, wherein the lance is a hollow tube, wherein the shaft is disposed within the lance.

US Pat. No. 10,113,402

FORMATION FRACTURING USING HEAT TREATMENT

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A method for treating a geologic formation, comprising:positioning, in a wellbore, a downhole heating device that is coupled to a downhole conveyance that extends from a terranean surface to a subterranean zone that comprises a geologic formation;
generating, with the downhole heating device, an amount of heat power at a specified temperature between 400° C. and 600° C. and a specified time duration between 30 minutes and an hour to transfer to a portion of the geologic formation in the wellbore;
reducing a static Young's modulus of the geologic formation by about 10 percent based on the generated amount of heat power at the specified temperature; and
generating one or more fractures in the geologic formation based on the generated amount of heat power at the specified temperature and specified duration.

US Pat. No. 10,113,401

APPARATUS AND METHOD EMPLOYING PERFORATING GUN FOR SAME LOCATION MULTIPLE RESERVOIR PENETRATIONS

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A method of sequentially performing a plurality of perforations at a predetermined downhole interval of a wellbore in a tight reservoir rock formation in order to produce successively deeper penetrations into the rock, the method comprising:a. securing a latch coupling to a stationary length of casing at a predetermined fixed position above and proximate to the interval to be perforated;
b. providing a perforating gun comprised of a plurality of sections where each section contains a plurality of shaped charges positioned in a predetermined array, where the array is the same for each section, and the arrays are axially and radially aligned with each other;
c. securing the perforating gun to the downhole end of a supporting member;
d. securing to the supporting member a plurality of latching tools that correspond in number to the plurality of sections comprising the perforating gun, the latching tools being spaced apart axially on the supporting member of a distance that corresponds to the axial distance between the shaped charge arrays in the sections comprising the perforating gun;
e. lowering the first section of the plurality of sections comprising the perforating gun into position adjacent the predetermined interval to be perforated;
f. releasably engaging with the latch coupling a first latching tool of the plurality of latching tools that is closest to the perforating gun;
g. firing a first series of charges from the first section of the gun to penetrate the reservoir rock along the predetermined interval with a first series of openings;
h. releasing the first latching tool to disengage the tool from the latch coupling and lowering the gun to engage the adjacent latching tool with the latch coupling to position a second section of the plurality of sections of the perforating gun adjacent the first series of penetrations;
i. firing a subsequent series of charges from the second section of the gun into the formation at the same locations as the first series to provide openings penetrating deeper into the formation than the first series of openings, and
j. repeating steps (h) and (i) until all of the charges in the sections comprising the perforating gun have been fired.

US Pat. No. 10,113,397

PROPULSION GENERATOR AND METHOD

Coil Solutions, Inc., Ca...

1. A propulsion generator for use in a downhole tool to urge movement of a string of pipe within a well bore, said string of pipe comprising a bottom end portion, comprising:an outer tubular housing mountable to said bottom end portion of said string of pipe, said outer tubular housing including:
a plurality of fly wheel housings, wherein each fly wheel housing defines a fluid flow path through each fly wheel housing to permit a fluid to flow through a downhole tool, wherein the fluid flow path includes at least one of a chamber and a tubular configured to provide a laminar flow to the fluid therethrough;
at least one fly wheel positioned within said each fly wheel housing, said at least one fly wheel comprising a center of mass;
a plurality of fins operatively connected to said at least one fly wheel and positioned within said fluid flow path and configured to receive energy from the fluid flowing through said flow path whereby said at least one fly wheel is rotated, said plurality of fins being rotatable as said at least one fly wheel rotates; and
a mounting for said at least one fly wheel which constrains a center of rotation of said at least one fly wheel, whereby said center of mass of said at least one fly wheel is offset from the center of rotation, which results in vibrations being created during rotation of said at least one fly wheel.

US Pat. No. 10,113,394

MULTI-STAGE FLOW DEVICE

SMITH INTERNATIONAL, INC....

1. A multi-stage flow sub, comprisinga housing having a first axial bore;
a sleeve within the first axial bore of the housing, the sleeve defining a second axial bore, the sleeve further including:
a ball seat;
a first flow passage extending radially through a body of the sleeve, the first flow passage proximate to and uphole of the ball seat; and
a second flow passage extending radially through the body of the sleeve, the second flow passage being axially offset from the first flow passage;
a first burst disc in fluid communication with the first flow passage, the first burst disc obstructing radial fluid flow through the first flow passage; and
a second burst disc in fluid communication with the second flow passage, the second burst disc obstructing radial fluid flow through the second flow passage, the second burst disc further having a burst pressure higher than a burst pressure of the first burst disc.

US Pat. No. 10,113,393

SYSTEMS AND APPARATUSES FOR SEPARATING WELLBORE FLUIDS AND SOLIDS DURING PRODUCTION

Heal Systems LP, Calgary...

1. A process for producing reservoir fluids from a reservoir disposed within a subterranean formation, comprising:producing gas-depleted reservoir fluid from the reservoir via a production string disposed within a producing wellbore, wherein the producing comprises, via a flow diverter:
receiving reservoir fluid flow from a downhole wellbore space,
conducting the received reservoir fluid flow uphole,
discharging the received reservoir fluid flow into an uphole wellbore space such that, while the discharged reservoir fluid flow is disposed within the uphole wellbore space, gaseous material is separated from the discharged reservoir fluid flow in response to at least buoyancy forces, such that a gas-depleted reservoir fluid flow is obtained,
receiving and conducting the gas-depleted reservoir fluid flow, and
discharging the conducted gas-depleted reservoir fluid flow,
wherein:
the flow diverter comprises an insert-receiving part and a flow diverter-effecting insert,
the insert-receiving part comprises a passageway, and
the flow diverter-effecting insert is disposed within the passageway and releasably coupled to the insert-receiving part via a coupler disposed within the production string;
conducting the discharged gas-depleted reservoir fluid to a pump;
pressurizing the gas-depleted reservoir fluid with the pump such that the gas-depleted reservoir fluid is conducted to the surface;
uncoupling the flow diverter-effecting insert from the coupler;
displacing the flow-diverter-effecting insert, relative to the insert-receiving part, such that the coupler becomes disposed for coupling to a plug; and
after the displacing, deploying a plug downhole, and coupling the plug to the coupler such that a flow of material uphole of the plug is prevented, or substantially prevented.

US Pat. No. 10,113,391

RETRIEVABLE BACK PRESSURE VALVE AND METHOD OF USING SAME

1. A retrievable back pressure valve for use with a horizontal well completion operations during drilling out plug procedures comprising:a tool with a first end, a second end and a passageway there through wherein said tool is adapted to be removably positioned in a drill string profile nipple in said horizontal well;
at least one flapper valve positioned in said tool said passageway adapted to allow fluid to flow downhole of said horizontal well through said tool said passageway and prevent said fluid from traveling up said horizontal well through said tool said passageway; and
a releasable positioning mechanism attached to said tool for positioning said tool in said drill string profile nipple and adapted to release said tool from said drill string profile nipple when a ball is dropped down said horizontal well and enters said tool.

US Pat. No. 10,113,389

CRACK-RESISTANT CEMENT COMPOSITION

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method of cementing in a subterranean formation comprising:introducing a cement composition into the subterranean formation, wherein the cement composition comprises:
(A) cement;
(B) water; and
(C) an additive comprising zirconium dioxide, wherein at least 60% of the zirconium dioxide is in a metastable tetragonal phase during the step of introducing, and wherein some or all of the zirconium dioxide that is in the metastable tetragonal phase transforms to a stable monoclinic phase after a stress is applied to the cement composition;
allowing or causing to allow the cement composition to set;
allowing or causing to allow the stress to induce a crack in the set cement composition; wherein the stress further induces at least a portion of the zirconium dioxide that is in the metastable tetragonal phase to transform to the stable monoclinic phase; wherein this transformation reduces the size of at least one dimension of the crack.

US Pat. No. 10,113,387

TESTABLE ISOLATION PACKER

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method for testing an isolation packer in a wellbore casing, comprising:(a) running at least one testable isolation packer system into the wellbore casing on a completion string, the testable isolation packer system comprising:
upper and lower packer elements;
a bypass system, comprising (i) a lower element port in fluid communication with an annulus space between the upper and lower packer elements, (ii) a release port for releasing fluid to a space downhole of the lower packer element, and (iii) a channel for directing fluid from the lower element port to the release port, wherein when the bypass system is in by-pass mode, fluid trapped between the upper and lower packer elements enters the lower element port, travels through the channel, and exits at the release port downhole of the lower packer element;
a testing subassembly comprising a flow path extending from inside of the completion string to the annulus space between the upper and lower packers elements, the flow path controlled by an external moveable element positioned circumferentially around an inner mandrel, the external movable element comprising (i) an outer port in fluid communication with the annulus space between the upper and lower packer elements and (ii) a sealing element, wherein the moveable element is movable with respect to the inner mandrel, wherein the inner mandrel comprises an inner port that is in fluid communication with the inside of the completion string, wherein movement of the external movable element moves the outer port and the sealing element uphole or downhole relative to the inner port;
wherein when the testing subassembly is in a non-test mode, the outer port is positioned on a first side of the inner port and the flow path is closed via the sealing element, and
wherein when the testing subassembly is in a test mode, movement of the external movable element causes the outer port and the sealing element to move past the inner port, opening the flow path;
(b) starting to set the upper packer element between the wellbore casing and the completion string;
(c) starting to set the lower packer element between the wellbore casing and the completion string;
(d) allowing bypass of fluid from the annulus space between the upper packer element and the lower packer element to a location downhole of the lower packer element through the bypass system; and
(e) causing the movable element to travel and (i) close the bypass system and (ii) open the testing subassembly.

US Pat. No. 10,113,386

APPARATUS FOR USE IN WELL ABANDONMENT

BiSN Tec Ltd., Lymm (GB)...

1. A plugging system for plugging wells, and in particular oil and gas wells, said plugging system comprising a plug body formed from an outer metal tube and an inner metal tube, wherein the tubes are concentric;reinforcement means, attached to an inner surface of the outer tube and attached to an outer surface of the inner tube, thereby connecting the inner and outer tubes and thereby providing cross-sectional structural strength to the plug body; and
wherein an upper end of the plug body has a central heater receiving void located along the axis of the plug, wherein the void is defined by an inner surface of the inner tube; and a lower end of the plug body having a base extending across the entire plug body and to which both the inner and outer tubes are connected.

US Pat. No. 10,113,385

PRODUCTION SYSTEM AND TENSION HANGER

Cameron International Cor...

11. A well production system for producing fluids from a well, the system comprising:a wellhead component;
a hanger system comprising:
a hanger body comprising an inner bore extending therethrough along an axis;
an inner mandrel comprising an exterior surface comprising a slot, the slot comprising an axially oriented portion that terminates and the slot continues into either an azimuthally oriented portion or a helically oriented portion extending from the axially oriented portion, the inner mandrel being passable from the hanger body inner bore; and
wherein the inner mandrel is movable into a landed position by axial and rotational movement of the inner mandrel relative to the hanger body, the axial and rotational movement being guided by the slot; and
a production tubing string attachable to the inner mandrel and extendable into the well.

US Pat. No. 10,113,384

MULTI-METAL SEAL SYSTEM

Cameron International Cor...

1. A system, comprising:a first tubular;
a second tubular, wherein the first and second tubulars are configured to be disposed one inside another about an axis;
a multi-metal seal system configured to seal an annular space between a first surface of the first tubular and a second surface of the second tubular, wherein the multimetal seal system comprises:
a first metal seal portion with a first angled surface and a second angled surface;
a second metal seal portion with a third angled surface; and
a third metal seal portion with a fourth angled surface;
wherein the first angled surface selectively engages the third angled surface at a first angled interface and the second angled surface selectively engages the fourth angled surface at a second angled interface, and wherein the first and second angled interfaces are configured to drive the first metal seal portion only in a first radial direction relative to the axis and seal radially against the first surface, drive the second metal seal portion only in a second radial direction relative to the axis and seal radially against the second surface, and drive the third metal seal portion only in the second radial direction relative to the axis and seal radially against the second surface.

US Pat. No. 10,113,382

ENHANCED HYDROCARBON WELL BLOWOUT PROTECTION

1. An apparatus to protect from accidental blow out from a hydrocarbon well, the apparatus comprising:a sealable pipe adaptor mounted directly on a hydrocarbon well head, the sealable pipe adaptor including:
a central branch used for a drilling operation, the central branch having a first valve that is normally open and controllable during the drilling operation, the first valve containing a first sensor that is a shut-off sensor that shuts the first valve when a gush of oil or gas flow above a first preset safety threshold is detected,
a first side branch, having a second valve that is controllable during the drilling operation and during a production mode, the second valve having a second sensor that opens the second valve when detecting a rogue hydrocarbon flow so that the rogue hydrocarbon flow is directed through the first side branch the first side branch being connected to storage, and
a second side branch connected to a production pipe, the second side branch having a third valve controllable from a production collection terminal, the third valve being normally closed during the drilling operation and being normally open during the production mode, the third valve containing a third sensor that is a shut-off sensor that shuts the third valve when a gush of oil or gas flow that is above a second preset safety threshold is detected.

US Pat. No. 10,113,381

DOWNHOLE AMPLIFICATION TOOL

Coil Tubing Technology, I...

1. An amplification device, comprising:a knocker bit having a hammer surface proximate its lower end;
a bottom sub having an anvil surface proximate its upper end;
an outer amplification spring;
an inner amplification spring, wherein the inner amplification spring is smaller in diameter than the outer amplification spring and wherein the inner amplification spring is disposed, at least partially, within the outer amplification spring; and
wherein the outer amplification spring and the inner amplification spring extend at least partially between the hammer surface and the anvil surface.

US Pat. No. 10,113,379

METHOD OF ASSEMBLY OF A STRING OF ELEMENTS FOR DEEPWATER DRILLING AND ULTRADEEP OBSTRUCTION ELEMENT AND CORRESPONDING USE OF THE SAME IN SAID DRILLING STRING

DRILLMEC S.P.A., Gariga ...

1. A method of assembly of a string of drilling elements for deep water drilling, wherein a depth of a body of water is at least 550 meters;each drilling element including at least one axial through hole, through which drilling mud can flow in at least a first direction, and two connection portions for connecting the drilling element in series in said string;
the method comprising the following steps:
a) assembling a lower portion of the string as a bottom hole assembly;
b) providing at least one first drilling element;
c) assembling said at least one first drilling element with another one of said at least one first drilling element to begin the assembly of first drilling elements to create a first section of the string directed towards a bottom or bed of the body of water, where a blowout preventer is located;
d) repeating said steps b)-c) to create the first section of the string until said lower portion is in proximity of the blowout preventer or until said lower portion is in proximity of the bottom or bed, and the string having a length of at least 550 meters;
e) beginning the assembly of second drilling elements while a drilling apparatus is carrying out a drilling cycle, for creating at least a second section of the string used in conjunction with the first section of the string during the drilling cycle;
f) repeating said step e) until the second section of the string has reached an extension length at least equal to a desired drilling depth of a drilling well;
g) assembling at least one third drilling element, the at least one third drilling element comprising at least one obstruction element for preventing a backflow from being generated against the first direction of drilling mud in said string;
wherein said step g) of assembling at least one third drilling element is carried out after said step a) of assembling a lower portion of the string and before said step b) of providing at least one first drilling element.

US Pat. No. 10,113,378

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING PRESSURE WHEN DRILLING

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A pressure management device of a drilling system comprising:a housing;
a primary bearing package coupled to the housing such that the primary bearing package is not removable from the housing and configured to rotate with respect to the housing;
a secondary bearing package uphole from the primary bearing package, the secondary bearing package configured to rotate with respect to the housing and be installed without removing the primary bearing package, the secondary bearing package including an engagement assembly extending into the primary bearing package; and
a sealing package configured to automatically seal between a drill pipe and the secondary bearing package in response to an insertion of the drill pipe through the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,113,377

DRIVE SYSTEMS FOR USE WITH LONG LATERAL COMPLETION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

12. A method for preventing rotational movement of a drive mechanism in a rig carrier during operation thereof, the method comprising the steps of:obtaining the rig carrier comprising a mast assembly and a Y-base comprising a support plate, wherein the mast assembly is pivotally mounted to the rig carrier on an upper end of a first rail of the Y-base, wherein the mast assembly comprises a first guide rail and a second guide rail, wherein the mast assembly is movable between a lowered position and a raised position, wherein the mast assembly is supported by the support plate in the raised position, wherein a plurality of crown sheaves are mounted to a top of the mast assembly, wherein the mast assembly further comprises a top drive and a pipe arm comprising a clamp, and wherein the clamp is operable to transfer at least one tubular member from the pipe arm to the top drive;
securing the drive mechanism to a top drive fixture within the mast assembly, wherein the drive mechanism comprises a drive shaft that is on a lower end of the drive mechanism and that is configured to extend toward the rig carrier, and comprises a swivel part on an opposite, upper end of the drive mechanism, wherein the top drive fixture comprises a first guide frame configured to engage the first guide rail at a first location above the drive mechanism, a second guide frame configured to engage the second guide rail at a second location above the drive mechanism, at least one extension that holds the drive mechanism below the first location and the second location, and a first flange that attaches the at least one extension to the first guide frame continuously along a length of the at least one extension from a top connection point at a base of a traveling block frame and above a top-most end of the swivel part to a bottom connection point below the swivel part;
moving the top drive fixture by using a plurality of traveling sheaves mounted within the traveling block frame and operably connected to the top drive fixture with the plurality of crown sheaves to move the top drive fixture;
engaging the at least one extension of the traveling block frame with the first guide frame;
engaging the drive mechanism secured to the top drive fixture; and
operating the drive mechanism to provide a rotational force to the tubular member, wherein contact between the drive mechanism, the first guide frame, the second guide frame, the first guide rail, the second guide rail, or combinations thereof prevents rotation of the drive mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,113,376

CONVEYOR APPARATUS

Stimline AS, Kristiansan...

1. A conveyor apparatus to enable feeding of a continuous elongate device down through the conveyor apparatus to enable insertion of tools through a wellhead and a well below or up through the conveyor apparatus by pulling action enabling retrieval of the tool from the wellhead and the well below, the conveyor apparatus comprising:an apparatus frame;
a pair oppositely located, co-operatively movable, segmented continuous belts installed in the apparatus frame, each belt comprising a plurality of interconnected device gripper shoe carriers carried and movable via a pair of continuous belt drive chains running over respective pairs of chain drive sprockets;
wherein each carrier has a front side and a rear side;
wherein the rear side of the carrier has at least one roller configured to roll about a shaft attached to the carrier against an elongate counter-force member associated with the frame and extending between said drive sprockets;
wherein a device gripper shoe is located at the front side of each carrier; and
wherein the shaft of the at least one roller is resiliently supported transversely of said shaft's longitudinal axis via a plurality of resilient members at spaced apart locations along a length of said shaft, said resilient members being fitted in ears that are arranged at the rear side of the carrier, said resilient members encircling said shaft and providing movability of said shaft relative to said ears.

US Pat. No. 10,113,375

THREAD COMPENSATION APPARATUS

Nabors Drilling Technolog...

37. A method of threading tubulars, comprising:coupling a thread compensation apparatus having a drive connection interface with an outer portion and an inner rotating portion to a drive apparatus having an outer body and a rotating drive shaft, wherein the inner rotating portion is coupled to the rotating drive shaft;
coupling a tubular gripping apparatus to the thread compensation apparatus;
inserting an extending tubular into the tubular gripping apparatus, wherein the tubular gripping apparatus grips the extending tubular;
retracting an actuator of the thread compensation apparatus so as to cause the thread compensation apparatus to be in a first retracted position;
repositioning the drive apparatus in order to position the extending tubular such that an end of the extending tubular is proximal an exposed end of a top tubular of a string of tubulars;
rotating the drive shaft of the drive apparatus which imparts rotation to the inner rotating portion of the drive connection interface which thereby imparts rotation to a sleeve and the lower shaft, wherein the lower shaft further imparts rotation to the tubular gripping apparatus and the extending tubular;
threading the extending tubular to the top tubular, wherein the actuator is caused to extend to displace the lower shaft relative to the sleeve to compensate for threading displacement as the extending tubular is threaded to the top tubular; and
displacing the drive apparatus such that the weight of the string of tubulars is supported by the drive apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,113,374

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR HANDLING DRILL STRING COMPONENTS IN A DRILL RIG AND DRILL RIG

12. A method for handling drill string components in respect of a drill rig, the method comprising:gripping with a gripper, a first drill string component, to be threaded on to or off from a second drill string component being part of a drill string which is partly drilled into a rock formation,
maneuvering a handling unit which is movably connected to a support, and which includes said gripper, between a drill string position, in which a gripped first drill string component is positioned for threading on to and off from said second drill string component and a loading position, wherein the first drill string component can be brought into or taken out from said gripper,
bringing an auxiliary engagement unit included in the handling unit to engage said second drill string component in the drill string position,
guiding said gripped first drill string component through said auxiliary engagement unit and aligning the gripped first drill string component to be essentially in line with a longitudinal axis direction defined by said second drill string component, and
allowing said gripper and thereby said gripped first drill string component said alignment through allowing variation of angle of said gripped first drill string component in respect of said support in order to allow alignment of the first drill string component in the drill string position,
wherein said auxiliary engagement unit engages portions of the second drill string component, said portions being positioned at a longitudinal axial distance from each other, and
wherein play or flex or yieldingness between parts of a divided support arm being positioned between said support and said gripper.

US Pat. No. 10,113,373

CENTRALISER

INNOVEX DOWNHOLE SOLUTION...

1. A composite centraliser comprising:an elongate non-cylindrical housing having an arcuate surface, wherein first and second recesses are defined in an inside of the arcuate surface, the first and second recesses being axially spaced on the elongate non-cylindrical housing, and
an elongate resilient member having first and second ends, wherein the first and second ends are located in the respective first and second recesses of the elongate non-cylindrical housing, such that the first end is retained in the first recess at least partially by engagement with the inside of the arcuate surface in the first recess, and wherein a surface of the elongate resilient member is outwardly spaced from the elongate non-cylindrical housing,
wherein the elongate non-cylindrical housing has a longitudinal slot extending through the arcuate surface and between the first and second recesses, wherein, as proceeding from the first end, the elongate resilient member extends outward through the slot, projects outwardly from the elongate non-cylindrical housing, and extends inward through the slot to the second end.

US Pat. No. 10,113,370

FLUID FLOW CONTROL DEVICE

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A downhole fluid flow control apparatus comprising:a substantially tubular housing having an inner diameter and an outer diameter;
the inner diameter having a profile defined by one or more contour lines; and
a plurality of circular orifices defined on the tubular housing, wherein a first contour line of the one or more contour lines is operable to direct a fluid into the plurality of circular orifices and a second contour line of the one or more contour lines is operable to direct a fluid away from the plurality of circular orifices.

US Pat. No. 10,113,369

CUTTING ASSEMBLY FOR A BORING DEVICE

Barbco, Inc., East Canto...

16. A method comprising steps of:providing a cutting assembly comprising a first cutting head and a second cutting head; wherein the second cutting head is spaced a distance rearwardly behind the first cutting head;
providing a pilot tube within an underground pilot hole having a pilot hole diameter; wherein the borehole follows the pilot hole and has a borehole diameter larger than the pilot hole diameter; and
engaging the cutting assembly and the pilot tube in end-to-end relationship;
engaging the pilot tube with a front end of a shaft of the cutting assembly;
placing a bore of the pilot tube in fluid communication with a bore of the shaft;
moving pressurized air through the bore of the pilot tube into the bore of the shaft;
rotating and moving forward the cutting assembly and a casing extending rearwardly from the cutting assembly to cut an underground borehole;
moving the pressurized air from the bore of the shaft through a first air passage formed in the first cutting head and through a second air passage formed in the second cutting head; and subsequently moving the pressurized air into a bore defined in the casing to discharge cuttings created by the first and second cutting heads out of the casing; and
wherein the step of moving pressurized air through the bore of the shaft further comprises creating backpressure in the bore of the shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,113,366

INTERGLAND GREASE

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A roller cone drill bit comprising:a bit body having at least one support arm extending therefrom;
a cone assembly containing bearings or retaining balls and rotatably mounted on a journal extending from each support arm;
at least two seals disposed in grooves formed in the cone assembly and each preventing debris and well fluids from entering an annular gap formed radially between the cone assembly and the journal;
a lubricant chamber disposed in each support arm and fluidly coupled to at least one seal;
a floating bead defining an exterior section and an interior section of a bore and in sealing engagement with the bore such that the exterior section and interior section of the bore are not in fluid communication; and
an intergland grease disposed at least in an annular gap between the seals, wherein the intergland grease comprises a base grease and a lubricating intergland grease additive, but comprises no extreme pressure additive, and wherein the interior section of the bore is included as part of the lubricant chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,113,364

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ISOLATING AND SWITCHING LOWER VOLTAGE PULSES FROM HIGH VOLTAGE PULSES IN ELECTROCRUSHING AND ELECTROHYDRAULIC DRILLS

SDG LLC, Minden, NV (US)...

1. A method of providing a high voltage pulse to an electrocrushing or electrohydraulic drill bit, the method comprising:providing a transformer comprising a core comprising a saturating high relative permeability magnetic material;
the transformer delivering a high voltage pulse to an electrocrushing or electrohydraulic drill bit to initiate arc formation in a substrate being drilled;
isolating lower voltage electrical components from the high voltage pulse;
saturating the transformer core, thereby lowering its relative permeability; and
the lower voltage components delivering a lower voltage high current pulse through the transformer and to the electrocrushing or electrohydraulic drill bit for powering the arc in the substrate and saturating the transformer core.

US Pat. No. 10,113,362

OFFSET SHAFT BEARING ASSEMBLY

TURBO DRILL INDUSTRIES, I...

1. An offset shaft bearing assembly for a downhole tool comprising:an outer housing, the outer housing having a housing centerline;
a drive shaft, the drive shaft extending through the outer housing, the drive shaft being generally tubular and having a shaft centerline; and
two or more radiused conical bearings positioned to couple the drive shaft to the outer housing, each radiused conical bearing having:
an outer surface, the outer surface being generally cylindrical, the outer surface coupled to the outer housing and aligned with the housing centerline;
an inner surface, the inner surface being generally cylindrical, the inner surface coupled to the drive shaft and aligned with the shaft centerline;
a first bearing surface, the first bearing surface coupled to the outer surface of the bearing; and
a second bearing surface, the second bearing surface coupled to the inner surface of the bearing, the bearing surfaces radiused such that the bearing surfaces remain in contact despite angular misalignment between the outer surface and the inner surface;
wherein at least one radiused conical bearing is offset from the housing centerline in a direction perpendicular to the housing centerline such that the shaft centerline is at an angle to the housing centerline.

US Pat. No. 10,113,361

SAFETY MECHANICAL BARRIER AND SYSTEM FOR ABOVE-GROUND POOL LADDERS

POLYGROUP MACAU LIMITED (...

14. The safety mechanical barrier of claim 1, wherein the at least one attachment mechanism is adapted for releasably attaching the safety mechanical barrier to the first vertical rail of the pool ladder.

US Pat. No. 10,113,359

STEADY-STATE GEAR STRUCTURE FOR ROLLER SHADE

My Home Global Company, ...

1. A gear structure comprising:at least one return wheel unit (1); and
a power transmission unit (2) connected with the at least one return wheel unit;
wherein:
the at least one return wheel unit includes a housing (11), a first wheel (12) mounted in the housing, a second wheel (13) mounted in the housing, and a spring (14) wound around the first wheel and having a distal end (141) secured to the second wheel;
the housing has an interior defining a receiving space (110) which has a bottom provided with two fitting portions (111);
the housing has a first side provided with a first passage (113) and a second side provided with a second passage (112);
the first wheel has a center provided with a first shaft (121) rotatably mounted on one of the two fitting portions and has a periphery provided with a first annular groove (122);
the first wheel is provided with a first gear (123) protruding outward from the first passage of the housing;
the second wheel has a center provided with a second shaft (131) rotatably mounted on the other one of the two fitting portions and has a periphery provided with a second annular groove (132);
the second wheel is provided with a second gear (133) protruding outward from the second passage of the housing;
the spring is wound around the first annular groove of the first wheel;
the distal end of the spring is secured to the second annular groove of the second wheel;
the power transmission unit includes a side bracket (21) juxtaposed to the housing of the at least one return wheel unit, a first driven gear set (22) mounted in the side bracket, a second driven gear set (23) mounted in the side bracket, a driving member (25) mounted on the side bracket, and a transmission member (24) connected between the driving member and the second driven gear set;
the side bracket has an interior defining a receiving chamber (210) which has a bottom provided with a first mounting portion (213) and has a side provided with a second mounting portion (214);
the side bracket has a surface provided with an opening (211);
the side bracket is provided with an extension (212);
the first driven gear set has a center provided with a first spindle (221) rotatably mounted on the first mounting portion of the side bracket;
the first driven gear set includes a third gear (222) and a first bevel gear (223) connected with the third gear;
the third gear of the first driven gear set meshes with the second gear of the second wheel;
the second driven gear set has a center provided with a second spindle (231) rotatably mounted on the second mounting portion of the side bracket;
the second driven gear set includes an engaging portion (233) and a second bevel gear (232) connected with the engaging portion;
the second bevel gear of the second driven gear set meshes with the first bevel gear of the first driven gear set;
the driving member is rotatably mounted on the extension of the side bracket;
the driving member has a first end provided with a driving portion (251) engaging the transmission member and a second end provided with a connecting portion (252);
the transmission member is mounted on the extension of the side bracket and extends through the opening of the side bracket; and
the transmission member engages the engaging portion of the second driven gear set.

US Pat. No. 10,113,358

WINDOW BLINDS WITH EXTENDABLE EDGES

Ristal, Inc., Tempe, AZ ...

1. A window shade comprising:a top rail;
a shade body extending down from the top rail and comprised of a plurality of collapsible tubular cells stacked to form a vertical shade, each of the tubular cells having at least one open distal end;
an insert comprised of a second plurality of collapsible cells and separable from the shade body, the second plurality of collapsible cells freestanding at one end and comprising connections at a distal end between adjacent cells of the second plurality of collapsible cells, each of the second plurality of collapsible cells configured to extend into a respective one of the plurality of collapsible tubular cells, wherein the insert extends a distance beyond the distal end of the shade body to increase an effective width of the window shade, and wherein the second plurality of collapsible cells is configured to be moved independently of and in unison relative to the shade body to vary the distance.

US Pat. No. 10,113,357

DOOR ASSEMBLY

THERMA-TRU CORPORATION, ...

1. A door assembly, comprising:a door frame including a first side section, a second side section, and a sill section;
a door pivotably connected to the door frame by a hinge such that the door is pivotable between an open position and a closed position, the door including a first edge surface and a second edge surface, wherein the second edge surface faces the sill section;
wherein the door further comprises a first rounded corner between the first edge surface and the second edge surface and the door frame further comprises a second rounded corner between the first side section and the sill section;
wherein a door seal is attached to the door along the first edge surface, the rounded corner, and the second edge surface and a frame seal is attached to the door frame along the first side section, the rounded corner, and the sill section;
wherein the door seal includes a first flat surface facing the door, and a first convex curved surface facing away from the door, the first convex curved surface including a first substantially flat and sloped surface, and a first rounded surface joined with the first sloped surface at an apex of the first convex curved surface, and the frame seal includes a second flat surface facing the door frame, and a second convex curved surface facing away from the door frame, the second convex curved surface including a second substantially flat and sloped surface, and a second rounded surface joined with the second sloped surface at an apex of the first convex curved surface, connecting the second flat surface to the second sloped surface; and
wherein, the first sloped surface engages the second sloped surface when the door is in the closed position.

US Pat. No. 10,113,356

INSERTS FOR HOLLOW STRUCTURAL MEMBERS

Arconic Inc., Pittsburgh...

1. A structure for a building envelope dividing an exterior environment from an interior environment, comprising:a composite member having a pair of metal extrusions having a first thermal conductivity, the pair of extrusions connected by a thermal break formed from a material having a lower thermal conductivity than the metal extrusions, a first of the pair of extrusions being an exterior extrusion and a second of the pair being an interior extrusion, the composite member having a portion with an open, C-shaped cross-sectional shape, the hollow of the C-shaped cross-sectional shape communicating with a space exterior to the composite member, the hollow supporting heat transfer by convection between the pair of metal extrusions;
a monolithic insert formed independently of the composite member having stable free-standing dimensions, the insert inserting into the hollow and extending at least partially across the hollow, the insert being made from a material with a thermal conductivity less than the thermal conductivity of the metal extrusions and having a cross-sectional shape which at least partially subdivides the hollow into a plurality of sub-areas, the insert having an open U-shaped cross-sectional shape with a first wall extending at least partially across the open C-shape, the first wall defining the bottom of the U-shape and joining to a first side wall at one end and to a second side wall at another end, the first side wall and the second sidewall defining the side walls of the U-shape, the insert reducing the Nusselt number of the composite member relative to the Nusselt number of the composite member without the insert present in the hollow.

US Pat. No. 10,113,355

SOUNDPROOF DOOR FOR USE IN REDUCTION OF SOUND TRANSMITTED FROM ONE SIDE OF THE DOOR TO THE OTHER SIDE

NAN YA PLASTICS CORPORATI...

9. A soundproof door assembly for use in reduction of sound transmitted from one side of the door to the other side, having an STC number greater than of STC 30 determined in accordance with ASTM E413-10 and E90-09, comprising a soundproof door having a thickness of 30-70 mm, which comprisingtwo door skins, one formed as a front door skin and the other formed as a rear door skin for the soundproof door respectively;
a quadrilateral frame, constituted by a top rail member, a bottom rail member, a left stile member and a right stile member to seal the perimeter of the door skins; one or more reinforced members in parallel set up alongside one or more inner sides of the quadrilateral frame; and
a multiple-layered core to form a concrete inner portion of the door, which comprising; two spaced hard-soundproofing cores, to block sound with high frequency over 500 Hz, each formed as a single-layered soundproofing core having a thickness of 3-12 mm and made of calcium silicate board, silicon magnesium board, glass fiber composite board or ceramic composite board; and
a soft-soundproofing core, to block sound with high frequency beneath 500 Hz, interleaved in between the spaced hard-soundproofing cores to constitute with a sandwich structure, and the soft-soundproofing core is made of rock wool fiber board, glass fiber board, closed cell polyurethane foaming board, opened cell polyurethane foaming board, expandable polystyrene foaming board or expandable polyethylene foaming board;
a reinforced member positioned adjacent and extending parallel to a side of the soft-soundproofing core, and disposed and extending between the hard-soundproofing cores;
a doorframe, being a stationary quadrilateral door frame positioned proximately the soundproof door to support the soundproof door; and
one or more door hinges used to control the soundproof door capably to swing relative to the doorframe; and
a loop of soft packing strip, mounted on the quadrilateral door frame of the doorframe to tightly contact onto the door skin of the soundproof door if closed;
wherein the quadrilateral door frame of the doorframe is made from hard polyvinyl chloride (PVC) board, foamed PVC board, PVC composite extrusion board.

US Pat. No. 10,113,354

MULTIPLE-PANE INSULATING GLAZING UNIT ASSEMBLY, GAS FILLING, AND PRESSING MACHINE

Cardinal IG Company, Ede...

1. A system for producing multiple-pane insulating glazing units, the system comprising: a conveyor and a machine that assembles two or more glazing panes and one or more glazing spacers into a multiple-pane insulating glazing unit, the conveyor comprising a longitudinally extending conveyor line configured to transport the two or more glazing panes to the machine, the machine comprising a plurality of laterally spaced-apart processing stations, each processing station being movable transversely, along a transverse axis, relative to the longitudinally extending conveyor line to provide one of the plurality of laterally spaced-apart processing stations that is aligned with the longitudinally extending conveyor line while at least one other of the plurality of laterally spaced-apart processing stations is out of alignment with the longitudinally extending conveyor line, said at least one other of the plurality of laterally spaced-apart processing stations when out of alignment with the longitudinally extending conveyor line being operable to process the two or more glazing panes and one or more glazing spacers therein to fabricate the multiple-pane insulating glazing unit, wherein each of the plurality of laterally spaced apart processing stations comprises a processing zone located between two platens, wherein each processing zone is configured to receive the two or more glazing panes and one or more glazing spacers.

US Pat. No. 10,113,353

HIGH SPEED DOOR

ASSA ABLOY ENTRANCE SYSTE...

1. A high-speed door for closing or opening an opening formed in a wall, the door comprising:a bearing structure to which is attached a flexible curtain and a drive system enabling the curtain to be moved from a closed position into an open position in which the curtain is concertina-folded into a top of the opening, wherein the bearing structure comprises two cross-sectional U-shaped vertical uprights each comprising a web and two flanges extending perpendicularly from opposite ends of the web between which the curtain is folded, each U-shaped vertical upright being formed of a plurality of one-piece upright section pieces, wherein at least one one-piece section piece incorporates at least one cavity oriented in a longitudinal direction of the section piece;
a lintel comprising a plurality of lintel section pieces each incorporating at least one cavity oriented longitudinally, said lintel enclosing a shaft used to operate the flexible curtain; and
an attachment arrangement disposed on at least one of the upright section pieces and configured for fastening a secondary piece thereto, the attachment arrangement comprising:
a respective male attachment portion disposed on each of the flanges on one side of the at least one upright section piece opposite from the web and extending perpendicularly relative to the web along a longitudinal axis of the flange; and
two female attachment portions, each disposed on the web at an opposite side of the at least one upright section piece and each arranged collinear with the longitudinal axis of the respective flange;
wherein the male attachment portions are configured to engage a corresponding female attachment portion of the secondary piece and wherein the female attachment portions are configured to engage a corresponding male attachment portion of the secondary piece, and wherein the secondary piece comprises at least one of a second one-piece upright section piece or a finishing section piece.

US Pat. No. 10,113,352

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A DOCKING STATION

Rite-Hite Holding Corpora...

1. A dock control system comprising:a camera for mounting on a docking station, the camera configured to obtain at least one image of a vehicle restraint system of the docking station;
a graphical user interface configured to display the at least one image of the vehicle restraint system to an operator of the docking station to verify if a vehicle has been restrained; and
a controller configured to:
automatically activate the camera once the vehicle restraint system is engaged with a vehicle;
receive the at least one image of the vehicle restraint system from the camera; and
transmit the at least one image of the vehicle restraint system to the graphical user interface.

US Pat. No. 10,113,351

INTELLIGENT VEHICLE ACCESS POINT OPENING SYSTEM

FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES,...

1. A method, comprising:detecting a presence of an object in a vicinity of a cover of an access point of a vehicle and inside the vehicle;
receiving a command to open the cover;
activating a mechanism to open the cover responsive to receiving the command;
determining whether the object is likely to fall after the cover has been at least partially opened by:
measuring a relative distance between the object and a sensor on the cover as the cover is being opened; and
determining, based on the relative distance, whether the object is stationary and whether the object is non-stationary and moving toward the cover as the cover is being opened; and
pausing opening of the cover responsive to a determination that the object is likely to fall based on determining that the object is non-stationary and the object is moving toward the cover as the cover was being opened.

US Pat. No. 10,113,348

MAGNETIC LEVITATING DOOR

1. A door assembly with a door disposable in front of a door opening and traversable between an open position and closed position, the door assembly comprising:the door being slidable to the open and closed positions, the door defining a length;
two brackets attached to the door, the two brackets being positioned equidistantly on opposed sides of a vertical plane which intersects a center of gravity of the door;
a first magnet attached to each of the first and second brackets, the first magnet having a length less than the length of the door;
a track disposed adjacent to the door opening, the track defining a length about two times the length of the door, the first and second brackets being slidably mounted to the track, the track having opposed inwardly directed fingers;
a second magnet attached to the track, the second magnet having a length greater than a length of the door, the first and second magnets vertically aligned to each other and disposed vertically above stabilizing rollers;
the stabilizing rollers attached to the first and second brackets and disposed within the track, the stabilizing rollers having upper and lower ridges which collectively form grooves that receive the inwardly directed fingers in the grooves for maintaining a vertical position of the door and a vertical gap between the first and second magnets as the door is traversed between the open and closed positions, wherein each stabilizing roller extends horizontally and an axis of rotation of each stabilizing roller extends vertically through the first magnet.

US Pat. No. 10,113,347

DOOR GUIDE SYSTEM WITH MODULAR THRESHOLD TRACK

ASSA ABLOY ENTRANCE SYSTE...

1. A sliding door comprising:a door panel;
a floor guide;
a pin guide assembly connected with a bottom of the door panel;
a guide shoe connected with the pin guide assembly; and
a lock-stop connected with the floor guide;
wherein the guide shoe includes a concave mating surface, wherein the floor guide includes a rail having a convex mating surface shaped to correspond with the mating surface of the guide shoe, wherein the mating surfaces of the guide shoe and floor guide are in sliding contact with one another, wherein the guide shoe further comprises two beveled surfaces on opposing terminal ends of the guide shoe arranged along a direction of travel of the guide shoe along the rail; and wherein at least one of the beveled surfaces of the guide shoe engages with an engagement surface of the lock-stop to prevent the guide shoe from disengaging from the floor guide, such that when the at least one beveled surface is engaged with the engagement surface at least a portion of the beveled surface is between the engagement surface and the floor guide.

US Pat. No. 10,113,346

HINGE, IN PARTICULAR FOR A PIECE OF FURNITURE

JULIUS BLUM GMBH, Hoechs...

1. A hinge comprising:an inner hinge portion to be fixed to a furniture body or to a furniture door pivotably mounted to the furniture body,
an outer hinge portion to be fixed to an outer door, the inner hinge portion and the outer hinge portion collectively having a lower receiving member, an upper receiving member, and a central receiving member, and
a connecting device slideable in an inserting direction into the lower receiving member, the central receiving member, and the upper receiving member so as to pivotably connect the inner hinge portion to the outer hinge portion,
wherein the inner hinge portion has a main body to be fixed to the furniture body or to the furniture door pivotably mounted to the furniture body, and the lower receiving member is slidable in a sliding direction relative to the upper receiving member mounted to the main body, the sliding direction being transverse to the inserting direction of the connecting device.

US Pat. No. 10,113,345

COVER OF INSPECTION CHAMBER

ROMBA DRYWALL CZ S.R.O., ...

1. A cover system for an inspection chamber, the system comprising:a door comprising a magnetically conductive material;
a fixture that comprises at least one of an “L” shaped and a “U” shaped object, the at least one of the “L” shaped object and the “U” shaped object each comprising a front arm; and
a magnet that is coupled to and disposed on the front arm,
wherein the fixture is configured to couple to a wall at an opening in the wall,
wherein a perimeter of the door is at least partially defined by a welt, which extends from a portion of the door by a distance that is substantially equal to a sum of a height of the front arm and the magnet, and
wherein the magnet on the front arm is configured to magnetically couple to, and to selectively decouple from, the door in a plurality of different locations disposed within the perimeter defined by the welt.

US Pat. No. 10,113,344

STAY

Sugatsune Kogyo Co., Ltd....

1. A stay comprising:a first member;
a second member connected to the first member so as to be capable of rotating around a rotation axis in two opposing directions relatively;
a disk joined to the first member through a friction plate; and
a cam base capable of rotating around the rotation axis in an integrated manner with the second member, and capable of moving in a direction of the rotation axis through relative rotation of the second member with respect to the first member;
one of the second member and the cam base further comprising a convex part protruding to the other of the second member and the cam base; and
the other of the second member and the cam base further comprising a concave part which fits with the convex part;
wherein, when the second member rotates relative to the first member in one direction, the convex part fits with the concave part deeper, the cam base moves away from the disk in the direction of the rotation axis, and the second member and the cam base rotate relative to the first member and the disk; and
when the second member rotates relatively to the first member in the other direction, an inclined surface of the convex part and an inclined surface of the concave part come into contact, the cam base moves towards the disk in the direction of the rotation axis, and the second member, the cam base and the disk rotate relative to the first member with resistance force.

US Pat. No. 10,113,343

THERMALLY ISOLATED HIGH INTENSITY LIGHT SOURCE

Surna Inc., Boulder, CO ...

1. A high intensity discharge light source comprising:a bulb having:
a first end;
a second end;
a central region extending between said first end and said second end in a longitudinal direction; and
an outer surface extending between said first end and said second end;
a thermally insulative and optically transparent sleeve having an inner surface, said sleeve longitudinally aligned with and separated from said bulb outer surface by an insulating distance;
a first spacer positioned adjacent to said bulb first end and between said bulb outer surface and said sleeve inner surface;
a second spacer positioned adjacent to said bulb second end and between said bulb outer surface and said sleeve inner surface; wherein:
said first spacer and said second spacer provides said insulating distance between said bulb outer surface and said sleeve inner surface, thereby forming an insulative volume around said bulb; and
during use said bulb and surrounding insulative volume reach an elevated steady state operating temperature to maintain or enhance a spectral performance parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,113,342

LATCH ASSEMBLY

INTEVA PRODUCTS, LLC, Tr...

1. A latch assembly, comprising:a chassis;
a latch bolt, movably mounted to the chassis for movement between a closed position for retaining a striker in the latch assembly and an open position for releasing the striker from the latch assembly;
a pawl rotatably mounted to the latch assembly via a pawl pivot pin for rotation between an engaged position wherein the pawl retains the latch bolt in the closed position and a disengaged position wherein the pawl is disengaged from the latch holt such that the latch can move to the open position; and
wherein the pawl rotates about and contacts a surface of the pawl pivot pin, the surface of the pawl pivot pin including a first arcuate portion and a second arcuate portion, wherein a radius of the first arcuate portion is smaller than a radius of the second arcuate portion such that friction between the pawl and the pawl pivot pin is reduced during rotation of the pawl about the pawl pivot pin.

US Pat. No. 10,113,340

TELL-TALE INDICATOR FOR LOCATING A SECONDARY HOOD LATCH RELEASE

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. An apparatus for aiding an operator having a finger in locating and operating a secondary hood latch release of a secondary hood latch in a gap between a vehicle body and an openable hood having an outer surface, the apparatus comprising:an indicator located directly above the secondary hood latch release and on the outer surface of the openable hood, and configured to display a location of the secondary hood latch release such that the secondary hood latch release is readily locatable and operable by the operator to open the hood:
wherein the secondary hood latch release is operable by reaching into the gap between the body and the openable hood with the finger and applying an operating force in an operating direction to the secondary hood latch release.

US Pat. No. 10,113,338

MOTOR VEHICLE DOOR LOCK STATUS SYSTEM AND RELATED METHOD

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A method of monitoring door lock status of a motor vehicle, comprising:monitoring, by controller, the door lock status of multiple doors of said motor vehicle; and
indicating, by indicator carried on a driver's door of said motor vehicle, the door lock status of said multiple doors of said motor vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,113,337

LOCKSET

SINOX CO., LTD, New Taip...

1. A lockset, comprising:a first body, including:
a lock body disposed in the first body, wherein the lock body includes a combination lock;
a first upper face having a lock hole; and
a first side face having a positioning hole, wherein there is a first angle between the first upper face and the first side face; and
a second body, including:
a second upper face, wherein the first upper face and the second upper face both face the same direction, wherein a rotatable buckle having a rotating unit and a lock unit is disposed on the second upper face, wherein one end of the rotating unit is pivotally connected with the second upper face and the side of the other end of the rotating unit facing the second upper face is connected with the lock unit; and
a second side face facing the first side face, wherein a positioning unit is disposed in a position on the second side face corresponding to the positioning hole, wherein there is a second angle between the second upper face and the second side face;
when the first side face is in a lock position adjacent to the second side face, the positioning unit inserts into the positioning hole, and the rotatable unit is rotated to insert the lock unit into the lock hole, wherein the lock body restricts the lock unit from leaving the lock hole.

US Pat. No. 10,113,335

LATCH APPARATUS WITH INDEPENDENT IDENTICAL OPPOSING LATCHES

Carlson Pet Products, Inc...

1. A latch apparatus between a first object and a second object, the latch apparatus having a length direction, a width direction and a height direction, the latch apparatus comprising:a) a first keeper, the first keeper engaged to the first object, the first keeper extending in the length direction from the first object toward the second object;
b) a second keeper, the second keeper engaged to the second object;
c) the first keeper comprising a first under slide face portion, the first under slide face portion having a first proximal under slide end and a first distal under slide end, the first under slide face portion defining a first under slide direction;
d) the first keeper comprising a second under slide face portion, the second under slide face portion having a second proximal under slide end and a second distal under slide end, the second under slide face portion defining a second under slide direction;
e) a swinging piece having a distal end, the swinging piece pivotally engaged to the first object, the distal end of the swinging piece releasably engaged to the second keeper of the second object to permit the first object to be opened relative to the second object, the swinging piece having an open position where the swinging piece is disengaged from said second keeper of the second object, the swinging piece having a closed position where the distal end of the swinging piece is engaged to said second keeper of the second object;
f) the swinging piece comprising a first slot, the first slot having a first proximal slot end and a first distal slot end, the first proximal slot end being adjacent to the first proximal under slide end when the swinging piece is in the closed position, the first distal slot end being adjacent to the first distal under slide end when the swinging piece is in the closed position;
g) the swinging piece comprising a second slot, the second slot having a second proximal slot end and a second distal slot end, the second proximal slot end being adjacent to the second proximal under slide end when the swinging piece is in the closed position, the second distal slot end being adjacent to the second distal under slide end when the swinging piece is in the closed position;
h) the swinging piece comprising a first slider, the first slider engaged in the first slot, the first slider slidingly engaging the first under slide face portion from below the first under slide face portion, the first slider preventing the swinging piece from pivoting when the first slider is engaged with the first under slide face portion, the first slider being slideable beyond the first under distal slide end to permit the swinging piece to pivot and disengage from the second object; and
i) the swinging piece comprising a second slider, the second slider engaged in the second slot, the second slider slidingly engaging the second under slide face portion from below the second under slide face portion, the second slider preventing the swinging piece from pivoting when the second slider is engaged with the second under slide face portion, the second slider being slideable beyond the second distal under slide end to permit the swinging piece to pivot and disengage from the second object;
j) such that the swinging piece is locked in the closed position until each of the first and second sliders has been slid beyond the first and second distal under slide ends, whereupon the swinging piece may be swung to the open position.

US Pat. No. 10,113,334

ELECTRIC STRIKE LOCK

1. An electric strike lock, comprising:a strike body engaged with a cover plate;
a latch having a latch bolt and a deadlatch, said latch engaging a spring and being rotatably disposed inside the strike body together with said spring;
a keeper having a screw hole and a stop block displaceably disposed within the keeper, the stop block being connected to a solenoid which has a movable rod passing through the keeper and engaging the stop block, the stop block being displaced by the solenoid to move between a first position aligned with the deadlatch to block rotation of the latch and a second position unaligned with the deadlatch to allow rotation of the latch; and
an adjusting section including an elliptical adjusting hole formed through the cover plate in correspondence to the screw hole of the keeper, and an elliptical adjusting piece shaped in correspondence to the elliptical adjusting hole, said elliptical adjusting piece having an eccentrically-positioned through hole and an adjusting screw passing therethrough and to threadedly engage the screw hole of the keeper, a major axis of said elliptical adjusting hole extending in correspondence with an operating axis of the solenoid;
the elliptical adjusting piece being inserted into the elliptical adjusting hole in one of two orientations to locate the eccentrically-positioned through hole in a selected one of two locations for correspondingly locating the keeper relative to the solenoid and therewith disposing the stop block initially in either the first position or the second position and thereby set the electric strike lock as being fail-safe or fail-secure.

US Pat. No. 10,113,333

BOLT TO PIN WITH INTERCHANGEABLE COMBINATION

1. A bolt lock consisting of:a housing having:
a base end;
a shaft crossing through the housing, the shaft has a pin on an edge of the shaft, the pin including sections with ridges and sections without ridges;
a top end;
a plurality of cuts located on the top end;
a plurality of dividing walls inside the housing, the main shaft crossed through the dividing walls;
an external roller placed on each one of the cuts, the external rollers are separated by the dividing walls, the external rollers including an internal face and an external face having a plurality of segments separated by slots;
an internal roller placed inside each one of the external rollers, each one of the internal rollers having an internal face, an external face having a faceted edge, a borehole including a groove, the main shaft crossing through each one of the external rollers and the internal rollers;
a support placed on an extension of the base end of the housing, the support has a pivoting movement with a locking device located outside the housing;
a strap located at each one of the slots, the straps are fixed into a strap base anchored to the housing;
wherein when the edge pin of the main shaft coincides with groove of the internal roller, the main shaft slips and unlocks the bolt lock; and
wherein when the edge pin of the main shaft does not coincide with groove of the internal roller, the bolt lock is locked.

US Pat. No. 10,113,332

METHOD FOR INSTALLING DOOR LOCKS

PUNCH POINT TOOLS, L.L.C....

1. A method of installing a latch or bolt plate on a door frame having a door attached to the frame with an extendable and retractable deadbolt with a deadbolt cross sectional shape, comprising the steps of:(a) providing a marking apparatus, the marking apparatus including a marking apparatus shape;
(b) placing the marking apparatus on the latch or deadbolt and aligning the marking apparatus shape with the latch or deadbolt cross sectional shape;
(c) while the marking apparatus is on the latch or deadbolt, closing the door in the door frame;
(d) while the door is closed, causing the latch or deadbolt to extend causing the marking apparatus to be transposed from attachment to the latch or deadbolt to attachment to the door frame;
(e) opening the door and exposing the marking apparatus now attached to the door frame at a location;
(f) using the location of the transposed marking apparatus on the door frame to install a plate on the door frame for receiving the latch or dead bolt.

US Pat. No. 10,113,331

VEHICLE PANEL HANDLE FOR OPENING A PANEL OF AN AUTOMOTIVE VEHICLE

VALEO S.P.A., Santena (I...

1. A vehicle panel handle for opening a panel of an automotive vehicle comprising:a handle lever configured to rotate around a first rotation axis between a resting position wherein the panel is closed and an opening position wherein the panel is open, the first rotation axis being perpendicular to a pivotal plane of the handle lever;
a latch lever configured to rotate around a second rotation axis and to cooperate with the handle lever for opening the panel when the handle lever rotates around the first rotation axis for reaching the opening position, the second rotation axis intersecting the pivotal plane of the handle lever and defines a first vector from the second rotation axis to the first rotation axis;
a counter weight configured for preventing the unwilling rotation of the handle lever, the counter weight is configured to rotate around a third rotation axis between an unblocking position wherein the latch lever is not prevented from rotating, and a blocking position wherein the latch lever is preventing from rotating, the counterweight comprising an elongated body having one end defining the third rotation axis and an opposed end having a weight portion, wherein the weight portion is located between the first rotation axis and the second rotation axis, the third rotation axis intersecting the pivotal plane of the handle lever and defines a second vector from the second rotation axis to the third rotation axis; and
an extension of the handle lever disposed between the second rotation axis and the third rotation axis along a longitudinal direction that is substantially orthogonal to the second vector, wherein the extension of the handle lever is configured to cooperate with a recess or protrusion of the latch lever to rotate the latch lever,
wherein the second rotation axis is disposed between the first rotation axis and the third rotation axis such that the first vector and the second vector form an obtuse angle.

US Pat. No. 10,113,330

EXPANDABLE MAT-BASED SUN SHELTER

Imam Abdulrahman Bin Fais...

1. A collapsible sun shelter, comprising:a single transverse arch support, and
rollable flat mat,
wherein the rollable flat mat is configured to expand to include a canopy section having a spiral-like pattern,
wherein the rollable flat mat comprises a floor area portion, an upwardly deployable area portion, at least two mat anchor points and at least two arch support openings,
wherein the upwardly deployable area portion is defined by an outer perimeter passing through at least one layer of the rollable flat mat such that the upwardly deployable area portion remains connected with the floor area portion when the upwardly deployable area portion is extended upwardly in a deployed configuration,
wherein the upwardly deployable area portion of the canopy section comprises at least one point of contact and/or point of attachment with the single transverse arch support.

US Pat. No. 10,113,329

EAVE STRUCTURE AND TENT FRAME HAVING SAME

Campvalley (Xiamen) Co., ...

1. An eave structure of a tent frame, wherein the tent frame comprises a supporting pole, a first upper pole, and a second upper pole, the eave structure comprising:a sleeve member configured to be disposed at a first connector of the tent frame;
an eave pole slidably coupled with the sleeve member;
a connecting pole having a first end portion pivotally connected with a first end portion of the eave pole and a second end portion pivotally connected with a sliding connector; and
the sliding connector slidably coupled with the first upper pole and movable along the first upper pole,
wherein:
the first connector is fixedly coupled with an upper end portion of the supporting pole,
a first end portion of the first upper pole is pivotally connected with a hub of the tent frame,
a second end portion of the first upper pole is pivotally connected with a first end portion of the second upper pole, and
a second end portion of the second upper pole is pivotally connected with the first connector.

US Pat. No. 10,113,328

CANOPY ASSEMBLY FOR PROVIDING PRIVACY

1. A canopy assembly structured to provide privacy adjacent to a vehicle, said canopy assembly comprising:a support assembly,
a screen connected to at least a portion of said support assembly,
an attachment assembly comprising at least one attachment structure connected to a portion of said support assembly, said at least one attachment structures disposed and structured to support said screen in an operative orientation,
at least two openings disposed on said screen each extending substantially along a height of said screen,
said screen and said support assembly collectively disposable into an expanded orientation and a collapsed orientation,
each of said at least two openings configured and dimensioned to allow passage therethorugh of an individual, when in said expanded orientation,
said operative orientation comprising said screen disposed in said expanded orientation and in depending relation from said support assembly, adjacent an interior of a vehicle door, concurrent to one of said at least two openings disposed in direct communication with a vehicle interior, and
said expanded orientation further comprising a privacy enclosure at least partially defined by said screen having a closed configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,113,326

MODULAR HEAT EXCHANGE TOWER AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLING SAME

SPX Cooling Technologies,...

1. A modular heat exchange tower that extends vertically along a longitudinal axis, comprising:a first module comprising a first basin disposed therein;
a second module comprising a second basin disposed therein;
a plenum;
a first heat exchange section;
an air current generator having at least one blade;
a second heat exchange section;
a third module; and
a fourth module,
wherein the first heat exchange section is disposed in the first module and the third module,
wherein the second heat exchange section is disposed in the second module and the fourth module,
wherein the third module is positioned vertically adjacent to the first module along the longitudinal axis,
wherein the fourth module is positioned vertically adjacent to the second module along the longitudinal axis,
wherein the first heat exchange section disposed in the first module and the third module is further disposed vertically adjacent to the first basin along the longitudinal axis,
wherein the second heat exchange section disposed in the second module and the fourth module is further disposed vertically adjacent to the second basin along the longitudinal axis; and
a fifth module, wherein the fifth module comprises at least a portion of the air current generator and wherein said at least one blade extends from said fifth module into said first module.

US Pat. No. 10,113,325

GENERATOR ENCLOSURE SYSTEM

Kohler Co., Kohler, WI (...

1. A generator enclosure system comprising:a base supporting a generator;
a first support element connected to the base and including a front and a back, wherein the front includes a locking bolt;
a second support element connected to the base;
a front panel removably connected to the first support element by a locking mechanism including a lever, wherein the locking mechanism is configured to interact with the locking bolt to lock the front panel to the first support element;
a back panel configured to attach to the first support element, the second support element, or the first support element and the second support element;
a first side panel removably connected to a connecting element of the front panel on a first side of the generator enclosure system; anda second side panel removably connected to a connecting element of the front panel on a second side of the generator enclosure system, wherein the first support element and the second support element define a first chamber, a second chamber, and a third chamber, the third chamber being for ventilation within the generator enclosure system.

US Pat. No. 10,113,323

CONCRETE FORMING STAKE APPARATUS

Stego Industries, LLC, S...

1. A concrete forming stake apparatus, comprising:a base member having a planar side and a stake mounting port disposed opposite the planar side;
a stake attachment unit including:
a tubular portion that engages with the stake mounting port, and
a joint connected to the tubular portion;
a stake that attaches to the joint; and
an adhesive layer disposed against the planar side of the base member, the adhesive being configured to secure the apparatus to a surface without penetrating fasteners.

US Pat. No. 10,113,322

VERTICALLY LAPPED FIBROUS FLOORING

Zephyros, Inc., Romeo, M...

1. A flooring assembly comprising:a) at least one thermoformable short fiber nonwoven material layer;
b) at least one pressure sensitive adhesive layer including a flexible substrate, a mesh and an adhesive located along the flexible substrate; and
c) at least one moisture impermeable membrane layer.

US Pat. No. 10,113,321

DECKING SUPPORT SYSTEM

1. A decking support system including:a plurality of decking support elements, each decking support element including a first decking support engagement feature and a second decking support engagement feature,
a plurality of connection elements, wherein at least one of the plurality of connection elements includes a first side including a first connection element engagement structure and a second side including a second connection element engagement structure, wherein the first connection element engagement structure includes a first connection feature adapted to co-operate with said first decking support engagement feature of a decking support element, and a second connection feature adapted to co-operate with said second decking support engagement feature of a decking support element, wherein the first connection feature includes at least one wall extending outwardly and away from said first side, and a groove positioned in said at least one wall; and
wherein a first of said plurality of decking support elements is adapted to be engaged with a second of said plurality of decking support elements by the at least one of said plurality of connection elements.

US Pat. No. 10,113,320

RESTRAINT SYSTEM FOR ELEVATED FLOORING TILES

United Construction Produ...

1. An elevated flooring surface assembly, comprising:a plurality of support apparatuses spacedly disposed upon a fixed surface;
a plurality of flooring units disposed over upper surfaces of the support apparatuses to create an elevated flooring surface, wherein each flooring unit includes:
a support plate including:
a base having a top surface, a bottom surface opposite to the top surface, a plurality of corner portions, a plurality of outer edge segments disposed between adjacent corner portions, and an outer periphery formed by the plurality of outer edge segments and the plurality of corner portions, wherein the top surface resides in a first reference plane; and
at least a first attachment member interconnected to the base adjacent a first of the outer edge segments, wherein the first attachment member is disposed outside of the outer periphery of the base, wherein the first attachment member includes a top surface and a bottom surface opposite to the top surface, and wherein the top surface of the first attachment member is disposed between the first reference plane and the bottom surface of the first attachment member; and
a building surface component positioned over the support plate, wherein the building surface component includes a top surface, a bottom surface opposite to the top surface, a plurality of corner portions, and a plurality of outer edge segments disposed between adjacent corner portions, wherein the bottom surface of the building surface component is disposed over the top surface of the base of the support plate; and
a plurality of restraint apparatuses, wherein each restraint apparatus includes a base having a top surface and a bottom surface opposite to the top surface, wherein each restraint apparatus includes a spacer member extending upwardly away from the top surface of the restraining apparatus base, wherein the base of each restraint member is disposed over the top surfaces of the first attachment members of at least first and second of the flooring units and secured to the upper surface of at least one of the support apparatuses, and wherein the spacer of each of restraint member spaces the first and second flooring units from each other.

US Pat. No. 10,113,319

MECHANICAL LOCKING SYSTEM FOR PANELS AND METHOD OF INSTALLING SAME

VALINGE INNOVATION AB, V...

1. A set comprising a first panel and second panel, wherein the first and second panel are mechanically connectable to each other along at least one pair of adjacent edges, said panels each being provided with a tongue and groove formed in one piece with the panels, wherein the tongue and groove are configured to cooperate for mechanically locking together said adjacent edges at right angles to the principal plane of the panels, thereby forming a mechanical connection between the panels, said panels being provided with a first locking element at one first edge formed in one piece with the panel and a locking groove at an opposite second edge, the locking groove being open towards a rear side or a front side of the panel,each panel being provided with a second locking element, formed of a separate material and connected to the locking groove,
the first and second locking elements are configured to cooperate for locking the panels to each other in a direction parallel to the principal plane and at right angles to the joint edges,
the second locking element has a groove portion located in the locking groove and a projecting portion located outside the locking groove,
the second locking element is flexible and resilient such that the panels, are configured to be mechanically joined by displacement of the panels towards each other, wherein the projecting portion is configured to pivot towards the groove portion when the panels are displaced until said adjacent edges of the panels are brought into engagement with each other at the joint plane, and the second locking element at said second edge is displaced towards its initial position against the first locking element at the first edge.

US Pat. No. 10,113,317

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR HANGING ARCHITECTURAL PANELS WITH CONCEALED ATTACHMENT POINTS

Gordon Sales, Inc., Boss...

9. A panel anchoring system comprising:a) a latching assembly comprising:
i) a base bracket, the base bracket comprising first and second projecting walls; and
ii) a resilient beam movably coupled to the base bracket so as to allow the resilient beam to deflect, wherein the resilient beam is a sinusoidal-shaped wire spring comprising a first leg and a second leg, wherein the first leg of the sinusoidal-shaped wire spring is movably coupled to a first elongated hole in the first projecting wall, and wherein the second leg of the sinusoidal-shaped wire spring is movably coupled to a first elongated hole in the second projecting wall; and
b) a panel comprising a keyed flange, the keyed flange comprising:
i) first and second locking slots configured for releasable attachment to the first and second legs of the sinusoidal-shaped wire spring; and
ii) first and second ramps, with the first ramp being positioned adjacent to the first locking slot, and with the second ramp being positioned adjacent to a second locking slot.

US Pat. No. 10,113,316

POST MOUNT CABLE RAIL INSTALLATION SYSTEM

Vinylast, Inc., Lakewood...

1. A post mount system, comprising:a mounting pipe, wherein the mounting pipe comprises a first plurality of holes, each hole of the first plurality of holes including a plurality of threads to secure a hardware item that attaches to an end of a cable rail;
a support pipe for fitting over the mounting pipe, wherein the support pipe comprises a first end, a second end, and a second plurality of holes that are aligned with the first plurality of holes of the mounting pipe;
a post for fitting snugly over the support pipe;
the hardware item, wherein the hardware item includes a threaded portion, wherein the threaded portion is for attaching the hardware item to the mounting pipe by engaging the plurality of threads of a first hole of the first plurality of holes, and wherein the hardware item comprises an anchor for the cable rail; and
the cable rail, wherein the cable rail comprises a cable that is sized for passing substantially unhindered through the second plurality of holes of the support pipe.

US Pat. No. 10,113,315

DEBRIS EXCLUSION DEVICE FOR RAIN GUTTERS

1. A gutter protection device that allows for removal and installation of multiple filter types, the device comprising:a. a frame, the frame including;
i. an upper filter capture channel; and
ii. a lower filter capture channel;
iii. a collection channel that separates the upper filter capture channel and the lower filter capture channel;
iv. a multiplicity of drain holes within the collection channel;
b. a stiffening rib formed within the collection channel to cause water to be emptied into the center of a gutter;
c. a plurality of drain penetrations within an upper face of the stiffening rib, the plurality of drain penetrations facing the upper filter capture channel;
d. a filter;
i. the filter retained within the device by the upper filter capture channel and the lower filter capture channel of the frame.

US Pat. No. 10,113,314

LIQUID RELEASE AGENT AND ASSOCIATED METHODS OF APPLICATION

TAMKO Building Products, ...

1. An asphalt shingle comprising:a substrate sheet having a top surface and a bottom surface, the substrate sheet being coated with asphalt on at least one of the top surface or the bottom surface;
a first dispersed solid release layer on the bottom surface resulting from the dispersion and evaporation of a first liquid release layer, wherein said first liquid release layer is applied to the bottom surface;
a second dispersed solid release layer on the bottom surface resulting from the dispersion and evaporation of a second liquid release layer applied to said bottom surface, wherein the first dispersed release area only partially covers the bottom surface at the time the second dispersed release layer is applied.

US Pat. No. 10,113,313

SHEATHING RETENTION CAPSULE

1. A method of coupling a tension member to an anchor to form a post-tensioning tendon comprising:a) providing a tension member comprising a strand and a sheath, the sheath positioned about the strand;
b) providing an anchor, the anchor including:
a sheathing retention capsule having a tapered inner surface defining a forcing surface; and
one or more holding wedges, at least one of the one or more holding wedges having an inner wall and a tapered outer surface, the tapered outer surface abutting the forcing surface;
c) removing a portion of the sheath from a first end of the tension member;
d) inserting the first end of the tension member into the anchor,
e) inserting the sheath into the one or more holding wedges,
f) forming a press-fit between the sheath and the inner wall of the one or more holding wedges; and
g) coupling the strand to the anchor,
wherein step f) comprises applying a tensile force to the sheath and tightening the press-fit between the generally cylindrical sheath and the one or more holding wedges.

US Pat. No. 10,113,312

PANEL FIXING ASSEMBLY

AUTEX INDUSTRIES LIMITED,...

1. A connector for connecting a panel member to an overhead support structure or cross support member, the connector including an elongate planar body with a first planar surface and second planar surface separated by a thickness dimension, having side edges and end edges whereby the side edges define a longitudinal direction parallel with the side edges' length and the end edges define a transverse direction, the side and end edges being in a horizontal plane, the elongate planar body includes a first end portion and a second end portion separated by a middle portion, the first end portion comprises an enlarged partially rounded shape, wherein the first end portion is a fixing portion and the second end portion is a locating portion, the fixing portion includes fixing means to removably affix the connector to a panel capping member or overhead support structure, wherein the fixing portion includes a first camming body extending outwardly at a right angle to the longitudinal direction in a vertical direction from the first planar surface and the camming body includes a base portion extending in the same direction as the first camming body from the end portion, leading to a platform portion being spaced from the first planar surface of the elongate planar body forming at least one recessed gap for the locating of camming surfaces, and the fixing portion also includes a further fixing means to affix the connector to the overhead support structure or panel capping member, the further fixing means including a second camming body extending outwardly at a right angle to the longitudinal direction in a vertical direction opposite from the direction the first camming body extends from the second planar surface and the second camming body includes a base portion extending in a direction opposite to the first camming body from the end portion, leading to a platform portion being spaced from the second planar surface of the elongate planar body forming at least one recessed gap for the locating of the camming surfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,113,310

COATING MATERIAL FOR ACHIEVING SOUND-DAMPENING AND METHOD FOR THE SAME

Blue Angel Paint and Coat...

1. A sound-dampening coating material comprising:a base coat material having an applied thickness in the range of from about 25 to about 30 mil, the base coat material having the following formula:
20 to 40 percent by weight of a rubber emulsion; about 10 to about 20 percent by weight of a carbonate filler; about 3 to about 10 percent by weight of a fire retardant; about 3 to about 10 percent by weight of an opacity filler; and
about 10 to about 64 percent by weight of other components for affecting characteristics of the base coat material;
a top coat material applied over the base coat material to a thickness in the range of from about 7 to about 10 mil, the top coat material having the following formula:
about 40 to about 80 percent by weight of a rubber emulsion; about 10 to about 20 percent by weight of a carbonate filler; about 3 to about 10 percent by weight of a fire retardant; about 3 to about 10 percent by weight of a opacity filler; and
about 0 to about 44 percent by weight of other components for affecting characteristics of the top coat material.

US Pat. No. 10,113,309

FLOOD VENT BARRIER SYSTEMS

Smart Vent Products, Inc....

1. A vent barrier system comprising:an insert comprising side faces extending between a first end and a second end of the insert, wherein the insert is dimensioned to be inserted within a flood vent duct through a first opening such that the side faces contact sidewalls of the duct and provide an insulative seal between the first opening and a second opening of the duct when inserted therein;
a cover having a first side and a second side configured to be attached to the first face of the insert, wherein the cover is dimensioned to be selectively securable to the duct at the first opening, wherein the cover is manipulatable to selectively remove the insert from the duct; and
a door positioned at the second opening of the duct;
wherein the insert is dimensioned to extend within the duct and prevent the door positioned at the second opening of the duct from opening in a first direction when inserted therein, wherein the insert is dimensioned such that a second face is located adjacent to the door when inserted within the duct to prevent the door from moving from a closed position to an open position, wherein the door is configured to open in a second direction when the insert is inserted therein.

US Pat. No. 10,113,307

ROLLING BLOCK RESTRAINT CONNECTOR

1. A rolling block restraint connector for forming a moment resisting connection at a joint intersection between a continuous column and at least a first continuous beam that intersects the continuous column, the connector comprising:a first restraint assembly including (i) a first beam_pressure block, (ii) a first column pressure block, and (iii) a first tubular shaft that passes through tubular channels of the first beam_pressure block and the first column pressure block;
a second restraint assembly including (i) a second beam_pressure block, (ii) a second column pressure block, and (iii) a second tubular shaft that passes through tubular channels of the second beam_pressure block and the second column pressure block, wherein the second restraint assembly is configured to be located diagonally across the joint intersection from the first restraint assembly;
a first linkage that couples the first restraint assembly with the second restraint assembly, wherein the first linkage passes through a first end of the first tubular shaft and a first end of the second tubular shaft, wherein the first linkage is configured to be located on an exterior of the first continuous beam relative to the joint intersection; and
a second linkage that couples the first restraint assembly with the second restraint assembly, wherein the second linkage passes through a second end of the first tubular shaft and a second end of the second tubular shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,113,305

LOAD BEARING INTERLOCKING STRUCTURAL BLOCKS AND TENSIONING SYSTEM

JUST BIOFIBER STRUCTURAL ...

1. A structural panel assembled of structural blocks with a tensioning system for contributing to lateral load bearing attributes of the panel, comprising:a plurality of structural blocks, each structural block having opposed pin and aperture surfaces, opposed side surfaces and opposed end surfaces;
a plurality of load-bearing structural strut members embedded within each structural block, a pin end of each strut member extending from a pin surface of the structural block, wherein one or more of the embedded strut members comprises a lengthwise cavity therethrough;
a plurality of apertures extending within the structural block from the aperture surface opposite the pin surface of the structural block each of the apertures adapted for engaging with an extending pin end of a structural strut member of an adjacent structural block which then places an end of a structural strut member of the structural block adjacent to an end of a structural strut member of the adjacent structural block, each strut member extending a distance from a block's one surface and being positioned retracted by a like distance from the same blocks' opposite surface, the space from the retracted strut end to the block's surface being the aperture;
the stacked structural blocks causing the structural struts to also be stacked end-to-end through the panel formed by the stacked blocks, forming:
structural columns of structural strut members aligned to form compression load-bearing internal columns inside the panel;
conduits from one edge at a pin side of an outer block of the panel to the opposite edge of the panel at the aperture side of an aligned outer block of the panel to receive and accommodate tensioning means, the conduits comprised of lengthwise cavities within a column of stacked structural struts within the panel; and
tensioning means positioned within the lengthwise conduits formed of the cavities of one or more embedded end-to-end adjacent strut members, wherein the cavities in the embedded strut members of end-to-end adjacent structural blocks align to form the conduit for receiving the tensioning means, the tensioning means within the assembled panel under tension;
the structural struts aligned within each block in parallel pairs, one strut of each pair parallel to and nearer to one side of the block and the other strut of the same pair parallel to and nearer to the opposite side of the block;
the apertures and protruding pin ends on the aperture surface and the pin surface, respectively, arrayed to easily align blocks to be stacked, the pins and apertures providing block self-alignment guides for assembly of blocks to form the panel; and
the blocks within the panel further comprising a connecting web situated and embedded in the body of the structural blocks in between two strut members of a pair of strut members, the web being perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the block and attached to both strut members of the pair of strut members.

US Pat. No. 10,113,304

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AGENT-BASED CONTROL OF SEWER INFRASTRUCTURE

EMNET, LLC, South Bend, ...

1. A control system to control fluid flow through a sewer system having a plurality of supplying assets, said control system comprising:a first supplying agent associated with a first supplying asset of said plurality of sewer supplying assets, wherein said first supplying agent assigns a first virtual cost to any fluid flow incoming to said first supplying asset, wherein said first virtual cost is based on a state of said first supplying asset;
a second supplying agent associated with a second supplying asset of said plurality of sewer supplying assets, wherein said second supplying agent assigns a second virtual cost to any fluid flow incoming to said second supplying asset, wherein said second virtual cost is based on a state of said second supplying asset;
a control agent associated with a control asset, wherein said control asset is adapted to direct said fluid flow from said control asset to said first supplying asset and/or said second supplying asset;
a computer network configured to accept said first virtual cost from said first supplying agent and said second virtual cost from said second supplying agent and to provide said first virtual cost and said second virtual cost to said control agent; and
wherein said control agent directs flow from the said control asset to said first supplying asset and/or said second supplying asset by minimizing a cost based on the said first virtual cost, said second virtual cost and a forecasted time delay of fluid flow from said control asset to one or both of said first supplying asset and said second supplying asset.

US Pat. No. 10,113,303

COVER ASSEMBLY FOR A FLOOR DRAIN

Drain Dome LLC, Roanoke,...

1. A cover assembly for a drain comprising:a saucer-shaped cover body having a first side for facing toward a drain opening in a surface having a drain pipe and a second side for facing away from the drain opening, the saucer-shaped cover body defining a plurality of flow passages extending between said first side and said second side so as to allow a liquid to pass through the cover body to the drain opening, at least a portion of the second side of the saucer-shaped cover body having a corrugated configuration formed by adjacent grooves and ridges, said grooves and ridges cooperating to facilitate reduction in blockage of said flow passages by debris on said second side of said saucer-shaped cover body; and
an anchor having a stem and deformable insert structure having a width diameter greater than the internal diameter of said drain pipe, said stem being removably attachable to said saucer-shaped cover body so as to depend from said first side thereof, and said insert structure including a pair of split fork loops at a distal end thereof sized to deform inwardly when inserted into the drain pipe and cause the insert structure to exert pressure on and frictionally engage the internal wall of the drain pipe.

US Pat. No. 10,113,302

TOOL RETENTION SYSTEM HAVING POCKETED WEDGE

Catepillar Inc., Deerfie...

1. A wedge for a tool retention system, comprising:a body having a tip end and an opposing base end that is wider than the tip end;
a channel formed in the body and extending from the base end to the tip end;
an elongated pocket formed in the body at the tip end that is open to the channel; and
a ramp located in the body and extending between the channel and an end of the elongated pocket, the ramp being inclined relative to an axis of the channel, wherein the ramp is located at the tip end of the body and protrudes inward from a channel inner surface toward the elongated pocket, and wherein the ramp is a first ramp; and the wedge further includes a second ramp located at a point between the base end of the body and the first ramp, the second ramp protruding outward from a curved surface of the channel toward the elongated pocket.

US Pat. No. 10,113,301

ARRANGEMENT FOR THE REMOVABLE COUPLING OF A TOOL WITH A MANOEUVRABLE ARM OF A WORKING MACHINE

BROKK AKTIEBOLAG, Skelle...

1. An arrangement for removing coupling of a tool with a working machine, the arrangement comprising:a first part that is supported by the tool and that comprises a first and a second indentations in essentially U-shaped located opposite to and at a distance from each other,
a second part that is supported by a maneuverable arm that is a component of the working machine and that comprises a first shaft and a second shaft that are introduced into the first and second indentations, respectively in the coupled condition of the arrangement,
a lever with which the first and the second shafts are coupled in such a manner that they are allowed to move towards and away from each other, and
a locking mechanism located between the first and the second shafts for the displacement thereof towards and away from each other, and for introduction of the first and the second shafts into the respective indentations,
wherein the first shaft is coupled with a rigid first arm section that is a component of the maneuverable arm, the second shaft is united at a joint with a second arm section of the maneuverable arm that is mobile relative to the first arm section, the lever comprises at least one pair of knee lever joints, each knee lever joint comprising a first lever and a second lever, the first lever and the corresponding second lever are coupled at their opposing ends with the first shaft and the second shaft respectively,
a central intermediate region of the first and the second shafts form bearing points that are jointed with the first and second arm sections of the maneuverable arm, while external elements of the first and the second shafts are located in the first and the second indentations, respectively in the coupled condition of the arrangement, and
the locking mechanism comprises one or several control and actuator means that can be activated through remote control and that operate between the first lever and the corresponding second lever for the displacement of the first and the second shafts from each other to have a tension-based interaction with the bottom of the respective indentations.

US Pat. No. 10,113,300

WORK VEHICLE AND RIPPER DEVICE

KOMATSU LTD., Tokyo (JP)...

1. A ripper device attached to a work vehicle, comprising:a first cylinder including a tube and a rod, the first cylinder being disposed to extend and retract in a forward and backward direction in a plan view of the ripper device;
a single shank disposed in alignment with the first cylinder in the forward and backward direction in the plan view such that, in the plan view, the first cylinder and the shank are disposed on a same line extending in the forward and backward direction; and
an arm supporting the shank, the arm overlapping the tube of the first cylinder in the plan view.

US Pat. No. 10,113,299

EXCAVATING APPARATUS AND EXCAVATING METHOD

KOBELCO CONSTRUCTION MACH...

1. An excavating apparatus for forming a continuous trench below a ground surface, comprising:an apparatus body disposed on the ground surface;
a support member suspended from the apparatus body and disposed below the ground surface;
an endless-shaped chain supported by the support member in such a manner as to be movable on an outer periphery of the support member along a given circulating movement plane in a given circulating movement direction;
a plurality of excavation blade plates fixed to an outer peripheral surface of the chain at intervals along the circulating movement direction of the chain, each of the excavation blade plates including: a plate body extending longer than the chain in a width direction of the chain orthogonal to each of the circulating movement plane of the chain and the circulating movement direction of the chain, and having an obverse surface and a reverse surface; and a plurality of excavation blades arranged on the obverse surface of the plate body at least at opposite ends thereof in the width direction, in opposed relation to a ground below the ground surface, the excavation blade plates being circulatingly movable integrally together with the chain to thereby excavate the ground;
a plurality of fastening members fastening the chain and the excavation blade plates together in a direction parallel to the circulating movement plane and orthogonal to the width direction, in such a manner that the outer peripheral surface of the chain and the reverse surface of the plate body come into press contact with each other;
a chain drive section which circulatingly moves the chain in the circulating movement direction; and
a support member drive section which moves the support member in a given forward movement direction,
wherein:
the support member has a pair of restraining surfaces disposed in spaced-apart relation to each other in the width direction and each continuously extending in the circulating movement direction; and
each of the excavation blade plates includes a pair of restraint members disposed on both sides of and across the chain in the width direction to extend from the reverse surface of the plate body, the pair of restraint members having, respectively, a pair of restraint-target surfaces each contactable with a corresponding one of the restraining surfaces of the support member at an arbitrary position in the circulating movement direction, in such a manner as to enable each of the excavation blade plates to be restrained from being rotated about an axis extending in the circulating movement direction.

US Pat. No. 10,113,298

REAR ATTACHMENT

1. A rear attachment device to connect an implement attachment to a rear of a vehicle comprised of a first plate assembly, a second plate assembly and an arm assembly;a front of the vehicle is adapted to temporarily connect to the implement attachment with full functionality of the implement attachment;
the implement attachment is any commercial attachment that is adapted to be full functioning when attached to a hydraulic power at a front of the vehicle;
the first plate assembly is affixed to a predetermined first surface at a rear of a vehicle;
the second plate assembly is affixed to a predetermined second surface at the rear of a vehicle;
the arm assembly on a first lower edge articulably attaches with a hinge to a lower edge of the first plate assembly;
the arm assembly on a second lower edge articulably attaches with a hinge to a lower edge of the second plate assembly;
a first hydraulic actuator is articulably affixed at a first end to an upper edge of the first plate assembly and on a second end is articulably affixed to a first upper edge of the arm assembly;
a second hydraulic actuator is articulably affixed at a first end to an upper edge of the second plate assembly and on a second end is articulably affixed to a second upper edge of the arm assembly;
a bracket on the arm assembly is adapted to removably connect to the implement attachment by maneuvering a hook on the implement attachment over a top edge of the arm assembly bracket and lifting the implement attachment without connecting a hydraulic power to the implement attachment;
the hook held over the arm assembly bracket supports a weight of the implement attachment;
when the first hydraulic actuator and the second hydraulic actuators are selectively simultaneously retracted, the relative angle between the arm assembly and the first and second plate assemblies decreases sufficiently to use or carry the implement attachment;
the arm assembly includes a lock to selectively secure the attachment to the bracket on the arm assembly;
wherein the implement attachment is located behind the vehicle when it is affixed to the rear attachment device.

US Pat. No. 10,113,297

BACK GUARD ATTACHABLE TO A BUCKET, METHOD OF FORMING THE BACK GUARD, AND BUCKET ASSEMBLY INCLUDING THE BACK GUARD

R2 MANUFACTURING LLC, Po...

1. A back guard attachable to a bucket, the back guard comprising:a left support attachable to a left side of the bucket;
a right support attachable to a right side of the bucket;
a back support connectable to the left support and the right support, the back support extending upwardly from a rear side of the bucket, in a state where the back guard is attached to the bucket; and
an adjustment mechanism that permits the back support to accommodate different buckets having different widths,
wherein the left support includes a left side post and a first left bar that extends from the left side post laterally toward the right side of the bucket, in the state where the back guard is attached to the bucket,
wherein the right support includes a right side post and a first right bar that extends from the right side post laterally toward the left side of the bucket, in the state where the back guard is attached to the bucket,
wherein the back support includes a first bar and a support plate fixed to the first bar, the support plate and the first bar extending between the left side post and the right side post, in the state where the back guard is attached to the bucket, and
wherein the adjustment mechanism includes the first left bar and the first bar that are slideably arranged from a left side of the back support, and the first right bar and the first bar that are slideably arranged from a right side of the back support, in the state where the back guard is attached to the bucket, to allow the back support to accommodate buckets having different widths,
wherein the back support is:
laterally displaceable relative to the left and right side posts, and
anchored to at least one of the first left or right bar, in the state where the back guard is attached to the bucket to prevent the back support from laterally displacing relative to the left and right supports during use.

US Pat. No. 10,113,296

DRAGLINE BUCKET RIGGING SYSTEM

Bright Technologies, L.L....

1. A dragline bucket assembly, comprising:(a) a bucket having a first lateral side and a second lateral side;
(b) a spreader bar having a first end and a second end;
(c) a first lower tensile member connecting said first lateral side of said bucket to said first end of said spreader bar;
(d) a second lower tensile member connecting said second lateral side of said bucket to said second end of said spreader bar;
(e) a yoke;
(f) a first upper tensile member connecting said first end of said spreader bar to said yoke;
(g) a second upper tensile member connecting said second end of said spreader bar to said yoke;
(h) wherein said first upper tensile member includes,
(i) a flexible stranded core, having a first end, a second end, and a stranded core outer diameter,
(ii) an armor layer, having a first end, a second end, an inner armor layer diameter, an outer armor layer diameter, and an armor layer cross sectional area,
(iii) wherein said armor layer inner diameter is substantially greater than said stranded core outer diameter,
(iv) wherein said armor layer cross sectional area is at least 25% of an area of a circle having a diameter equal to said outer armor layer diameter,
(v) a first anchor connected to said first end of said stranded core by a first potted region,
(vi) a second anchor connected to said second end of said stranded core by a second potted region,
(vii) wherein said first end of said armor layer is connected to said first anchor by a first armor layer connection that is separate from said first potted region, and
(viii) wherein said second end of said armor layer is connected to said second anchor by a second armor layer connection that is separate from said second potted region.

US Pat. No. 10,113,295

WORK MACHINE FOR DRAGLINE BUCKET OPERATION

Liebherr-Werk Nenzing Gmb...

1. A work machine for dragline bucket operation, comprising a dragline bucket taken up by a hoist rope, wherein the bucket is retractable by at least one dragline for carrying out a dragging movement and a dragline guide comprising a plurality of pulleys and roller bodies for guiding the dragline is arranged at the work machine,wherein the dragline guide is linearly movable in a horizontal direction, transverse to a dragline pulling direction,
wherein an electronic controller is provided for controlling one or more drive elements, with the electronic controller taking account of a deflection angle of the dragline on a dragline winch; and
wherein a roller head of the dragline guide comprising the plurality of pulleys and roller bodies is pivotable about a pivot angle of 360° relative to a tubular receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,113,293

BUCKET FOR CABLE SHOVEL

ESCO Group LLC, Portland...

1. A cable shovel bucket comprising a shell and a door collectively defining a cavity for gathering material during operation of the cable shovel, the shell including a front wall, an opposite back wall and sidewalls extending between the front wall and the back wall, the back wall having an exterior surface that faces the cable shovel when the bucket is in a dumping position, the door being pivotally secured to the shell for gravity activated movement between an open position and a closed position about a pivot axis extending through the cavity between the exterior surface of the back wall of the shell and the front wall and including a restraint to selectively hold the door in the closed position.

US Pat. No. 10,113,292

QUICK COUPLER CONTROL DEVICE FOR WORKING MACHINE

Caterpillar SARL, Geneva...

1. A quick coupler control device for a working machine comprising:a quick coupler that allows a work tool to be removably installed on a working arm of the working machine;
a lock cylinder attached to the quick coupler and having a lock-side chamber that is pressurized when the work tool installed on the quick coupler is actuated in a lock direction in which the work tool is fixed and an unlock-side chamber that is pressurized when the work tool is actuated in an unlock direction in which the work tool is unfixed;
a solenoid-operated first direction control valve having an unexcited position where a working fluid fed under pressure from a fluid pressure source is guided to a lock-side chamber of the lock cylinder and an excited position where the working fluid fed under pressure from the fluid pressure source is guided to an unlock-side chamber of the lock cylinder and where a return fluid discharged from the lock-side chamber is discharged to a low pressure side of the fluid pressure source;
a pilot-operated first check valve that sets a forward direction, in which a working fluid is fed under pressure from the first direction control valve to the lock-side chamber of the lock cylinder, a check function of the pilot-operated first check valve being cancelled by a working fluid fed under pressure to the unlock-side chamber of the lock cylinder;
a pilot-operated second check valve that sets a forward direction, in which a working fluid is fed under pressure to the unlock-side chamber of the lock cylinder, a check function of the pilot-operated second check valve being cancelled by a working fluid fed under pressure to the lock-side chamber of the lock cylinder;
a solenoid-operated second direction control valve having an unexcited position where a return fluid flowing out from the unlock-side chamber of the lock cylinder via the second check valve is discharged to the low pressure side of the fluid pressure source and where a working fluid fed via the first direction control valve is blocked and an excited position where a working fluid fed via the first direction control valve is guided to the unlock-side chamber of the lock cylinder;
a tool cylinder that pivots the work tool that is removably installed on the working arm of the working machine via the quick coupler;
a mode selector switch that switches between a lock mode where the lock cylinder is actuated in the lock direction and an unlock mode where the lock cylinder is actuated in the unlock direction;
a first sensor that detects whether a state of operation where the tool cylinder is actuated in a predetermined direction is established or whether a state of no operation where the tool cylinder is not actuated in the predetermined direction is established;
a second sensor that detects whether a loaded state where load is applied to the tool cylinder is established and a unloaded state where load is not applied to the tool cylinder is established; and
a controller having a function to control the first direction control valve and the second direction control valve to the unexcited position when the mode selector switch is in the lock mode and to control the first direction control valve and the second direction control valve to the excited position when the mode selector switch is in the unlock mode and the first sensor and the second sensor detect the operation state and the loaded state, respectively, and otherwise to control the first direction control valve and the second direction control valve to the excited position and the unexcited position, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,113,290

METHOD OF INSTALLING A FOUNDATION IN THE SEA BED AND SUCH FOUNDATION

1. A sea bed foundation for an offshore facility, said sea bed foundation having a circumferential side wall substantially defining a cylinder, which cylinder is closed in one end and provided with an opening in the opposite end, thereby defining a primary chamber, said sea bed foundation is hollow, downwardly open and where said side wall defines a skirt, said primary chamber being connected to a primary pump, and wherein said sea bed foundation further comprises one or more secondary chambers, said secondary chambers being separate from the primary chamber, and being downwardly open, but otherwise closed by the sea bed foundation, where said one or more secondary chambers are connected to one or more secondary pumps wherein said primary pump is a suction pump and said secondary pump is a pressure pump, and where an over-pressure created by the one or more secondary pumps increases a resistance against penetration adjacent the one or more secondary chambers, allowing a rest of the foundation to penetrate a bottom at a normal resistance, thereby rectifying an orientation of the foundation.

US Pat. No. 10,113,289

FORMS AND SUBSURFACE STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS THAT REDIRECT SOIL FORCES

V-Forms, LLC, Cedar Park...

1. A form for constructing at least a portion of a structural foundation, the form comprising:one or more wall forming portions configured to shape a foundation material to form one or more respective walls of at least one subsurface structural element of the at least a portion of the structural foundation; and
one or more termination forming portions configured to shape the foundation material to form a corresponding termination portion of the at least one subsurface structural element such that the termination portion is adjacent to a bottom portion of at least one of the one or more respective walls, wherein the termination portion and the at least one wall meet at a non-zero angle greater than or less than 90 degrees,
wherein the termination portion is a lower most portion of the structural foundation; and
wherein the form is configured to shape, based at least in part on the one or more wall forming portions, the foundation material to form the at least one subsurface structural element such that:
the at least one subsurface structural element extends from a surface-level base of the structural foundation to a subsurface level; and
the at least one subsurface structural element is configured to redirect soil forces to vertically displace the structural foundation.

US Pat. No. 10,113,287

TWO-WIRE CONTROLLING AND MONITORING SYSTEM FOR IN PARTICULAR IRRIGATION OF LOCALIZED AREAS OF SOIL

2. A two-wire controlling and monitoring system for irrigation of localized areas of soil and comprising:a water pipeline configured for providing water to said localized areas of soil;
a plurality of controllable irrigation valves, each positioned at a specific area of said localized areas of soil, each connected to said water pipeline for providing watering or non-watering of said specific area of said localized areas of soil and each having a pair of valve control inputs;
a plurality of field sensors, positioned at specific areas of said localized areas of soil, and configured for providing specific irrigation parameters, each of said field sensors having a pair of sensor outputs;
a plurality of localized irrigation control units, each comprising at least one of (a) a sensor decoder having a pair of sensor inputs connected to said pair of sensor outputs of a specific field sensor of said plurality of field sensors and configured for providing power to said plurality of field sensors and recording said specific irrigation parameters from said plurality of field sensors and (b) a line decoder having a pair of valve control outputs connected to said pair of valve control inputs of a specific controllable irrigation valve of said plurality of controllable irrigation valves for providing valve control signals to said first plurality of controllable irrigation valves, said sensor decoder and said line decoder further each having a pair of control and power supply inputs;
a controller and power supply unit having a first set of schedules of instructions according to a first communications protocol and a second set of schedules of instructions according to a second communications protocol, said controller and power supply unit having a pair of control and power outputs supplying power by applying, respectively, in accordance with each of said first communications protocol and said second communications protocol, a first alternating DC voltage signal defining a voltage maximum having a first pulse width and defining a voltage minimum having a second pulse width to one of said pair of control and power outputs, simultaneously applying a second alternating DC voltage signal similarly shaped, but of inverted polarity as compared to said first alternating DC voltage signal to another of said pair of control and power outputs and applying an alternating DC current defining a current maximum having a third pulse width and defining a current minimum having a fourth pulse width to said pair of control and power outputs, wherein the first pulse width and second pulse width of the first communications protocol are different from the first pulse width and second pulse width of the second communications protocol;
a two-wire cable interconnecting said controller and power supply unit and said plurality of localized irrigation control units and connecting said pair of control and power outputs of said controller and power supply unit to said control and power inputs of said plurality of localized irrigation control units and providing said power from said controller and power supply unit to each of said plurality of localized irrigation control units;
said controller and power supply unit being configured for transmitting a type declaration to said plurality of localized irrigation control units through said two-wire cable using said first communications protocol, said type declaration providing communication under said second communications protocol;
said controller and power supply unit being configured for transmitting said second set of schedules of instructions to said plurality of localized irrigation control units through said two-wire cable using said second communications protocol; and
said controller and power supply unit being configured for transmitting said first set of schedules of instructions to said plurality of localized irrigation control units through said two-wire cable using said first communications protocol.

US Pat. No. 10,113,286

FLOOD VENT

SMART VENT PRODUCTS, INC....

1. A flood vent, comprising:a frame forming a fluid passageway through an opening in a structure;
a door pivotally mounted to the frame in the fluid passageway for allowing a fluid to flow through the fluid passageway, the door comprising an outer perimeter defined by a top edge, a bottom edge, and two side edges; and
one or more pieces of foam insulation extending at least substantially along an entire length of an inner perimeter of the frame, the one or more pieces of foam insulation being positioned on the inner perimeter of the frame in a location that is exterior to the door;
wherein the one or more pieces of foam insulation comprise a first piece of foam insulation positioned on a top interior edge of the frame, a second piece of foam insulation positioned on a bottom interior edge of the frame, a third piece of foam insulation positioned on a first side interior edge of the frame, and a fourth piece of foam insulation positioned on a second side interior edge of the frame, and
wherein the second piece of foam insulation positioned on the bottom interior edge of the frame includes one or more angled portions that are substantially parallel to one or more angled portions of the bottom edge of the door, wherein the angled portions of the second piece of foam insulation are dimensioned to prevent the door from contacting the second piece of foam insulation when the door is pivoted between an open position and a closed position.

US Pat. No. 10,113,285

REVETMENT SYSTEM

Shoretec, LLC, Baton Rou...

1. A multi-layer revelment system adapted to be placed on top of a ground surface to inhibit its erosion, comprising:a cellular confinement layer comprising a matrix of rigid wall cells that are open across the height of the cells, wherein the height of the cells is about 1 to 12 inches,
an articulated block layer adapted to be placed on top of the cellular confinement layer on the opposite side of the cellular confinement layer than the ground surface, and
a permeable geosynthetic layer that is adapted to be placed on the ground surface and under the cellular confinement layer;
and wherein none of the layers are fixed to an adjacent layer.

US Pat. No. 10,113,284

BLADE FOR REMOVING SNOW

GILETTA S.P.A., Revello ...

1. A blade for removing snow from a road surface, the blade comprising:a shield defining a shield cavity oriented to deflect the snow;
at least one cutting edge coupled to a bottom part of said shield and adjacent to the road surface when in use, the at least one cutting edge including two walls defining an edge cavity within the at least one cutting edge, the two walls facing one another and being substantially parallel to one another; and
at least one fluid circuit comprising at least one nozzle, said at least one nozzle spreading a de-icing liquid and being positioned within the edge cavity or at least partially defined by the two walls of the edge cavity,
wherein the at least one nozzle is carried by said cutting edge to spread said de-icing liquid on the snow in an area selected from the group consisting of in front of and beneath said at least one cutting edge,
wherein said at least one cutting edge compresses snow mixed with said de-icing liquid during passage of said blade over said road surface.

US Pat. No. 10,113,282

CUTTING EDGE ATTACHMENT FOR SNOW PLOW

Nordic Auto Plow LLC, We...

1. A snow plow blade attachment and mounting for use with an existing plow blade mold board with a set of holes, comprising:a traditional cutting blade with a hole pattern and with a bottom part having a lower edge for engaging a ground;
a reinforcing plate with the hole pattern;
and a rounded cutting edge snow blade attachment having a first upper vertical flat thin section of a thickness with pre-drilled holes that match the hole pattern to receive the reinforcing plate on one side and the traditional cutting blade on the other side to secure the blade attachment to the traditional cutting blade, further including integral and adjacent to the first upper vertical flat thin section a second lower thin section of the first thickness separated from the first upper vertical flat thin section by a horizontal bend of approximately 30 to 45 degrees from the vertical and wherein the second lower thin section includes a primary curved section forming a rounded portion that protrudes forward of the first upper vertical flat thin section and bends downward to pass below the lower edge of the bottom part of the traditional cutting blade in a secondary flat and horizontal section.

US Pat. No. 10,113,280

AUTONOMOUS ROBOT APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME

Michael Todd Letsky, Boc...

1. An autonomous robot apparatus comprising:a chassis;
a plurality of wheels mounted to the chassis;
a drive system mounted to the chassis and operably coupled to the plurality of wheels;
a control module operably coupled to the drive system;
a precipitation sensing module comprising an accumulation cavity, wherein a floor of the accumulation cavity comprises at least one drainage aperture, an accumulation level sensor configured to generate and transmit, to the control module, a first signal upon a predetermined initial accumulation level of precipitation being detected, and wherein the predetermined initial accumulation level is an adjustable parameter that can be modified by an end user, wherein the accumulation level sensor comprises a plurality of sensors mounted on a wall of the accumulation cavity;
the control module configured to activate the autonomous robot apparatus to perform a first instance of a work routine upon receipt of the first signal;
the precipitation sensing module further configured to generate and transmit, to the control module, a second signal upon a predetermined secondary accumulation level of the precipitation being detected, the predetermined secondary accumulation level of the precipitation being a greater accumulation of the precipitation than the predetermined initial accumulation level of the precipitation;
the control module further configured to cause the autonomous robot apparatus to perform a second instance of the work routine, after completion of the first instance of the work routine, upon receipt of the second signal.

US Pat. No. 10,113,279

BARRIER SYSTEMS WITH PROGRAMMABLE LIGHT ASSEMBLY

Off The Wall Products, LL...

1. A method for using barrier systems, the method comprising:positioning a plurality of barrier systems at a location, each barrier system comprising:
a barrier having an interior surface and an opposing exterior surface, the interior surface bounding a chamber that is adapted to receive a ballast; and
a light assembly secured to the barrier, the light assembly comprising a housing having a lens that at least partially bounds a compartment, a light emitting device at least partially disposed within the compartment, and programmable circuity in electrical communication with the light emitting device;
communicating wirelessly with the programmable circuity of each barrier system through a control device after the barrier systems are positioned at the location so that data is transferred between the control device and the programmable circuity of each barrier system,
wherein the programmable circuity of each light assembly transfers data to the control device, the data comprising a temperature reading at each light assembly or an operational condition of each light assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,113,278

MODULE FOR DEICING A CABLE SHEATH AND METHOD FOR USING THE SAME

American Bridge Maintenan...

1. A module for placement inside a sheath having a longitudinal axis and for vibrating the sheath comprising a body having:a) a mass;
b) a vibrator attached to the mass;
c) a base supporting the mass and vibrator and adapted to contact an inner wall of the sheath; and
d) wherein the body has a tether attached thereto adapted for towing the body along the longitudinal axis of the sheath.

US Pat. No. 10,113,277

DEVICE FOR AUTOMATIC RE-STRIPING OF HORIZONTAL ROAD MARKINGS

1. A device for automatic re-striping of horizontal road markings and which can be attached to a vehicle, the device comprising:a marker unit with a linear actuator which is configured to position paint guns secured to a movable carriage over previous marking lines to be restriped, the linear actuator comprising a linear displacement transducer configured to determine coordinates of the paint guns;
an electronic control unit (14) electrically connected to the linear actuator (7), wherein the electronic control unit (14) comprises:
an electronic gyroscope (19) configured to determine an angular speed of the vehicle on curved road sections,
an electronic computation module configured to process signals received from said gyroscope and to generate signal values to be sent to a monitoring and control module,
said monitoring and control module being configured to process signals received from said linear displacement transducer, said monitoring and control module comprising drivers configured to control said linear actuator and drivers configured to control a position of solenoid valves, said solenoid valves being configured to enable and disable the paint guns, and
a near-sighting system comprising a laser scanner mounted in front of the marker unit and electrically connected to the electronic computation module, wherein the laser scanner emits a modulated beam and is configured to automatically identify coordinates of marking lines close to the paint guns, wherein the electronic computation module receives the coordinates of marking lines from the laser scanner, the electronic computation module being configured to automatically calculate a displacement between coordinates of the paint guns and coordinates of marking lines close to the paint guns, and based on said displacement, automatically send signal values to the monitoring and control module, said signal values controlling the position of said linear actuator and the position of said solenoid valves such that the paint guns automatically become positioned over corresponding marking lines,
wherein the electronic control unit is further configured to calculate and automatically offset, based on the angular speed of the vehicle, for an additional deviation of the paint guns from the coordinates of any of the marking lines when the vehicle moves on curved road sections.

US Pat. No. 10,113,276

COLD IN-PLACE RECYCLING MACHINE WITH SURGE TANK

Roadtec, Inc., Chattanoo...

1. A CIR-modified milling machine comprising:(a) a milling drum that is adapted to mill material from a roadway;
(b) a milling drum housing that contains the milling drum;
(c) an additive spray assembly that is located within the milling drum housing and adapted to dispense an asphalt additive therein;
(d) an additive flow system:
(i) which includes an inlet pipe that is adapted to be operatively connected to an external supply line;
(ii) comprising a surge tank for asphalt additive that is in fluid communication with the additive spray assembly;
(iii) comprising an additive pump for pumping asphalt additive from the surge tank to the additive spray assembly;
wherein the additive flow system includes piping and associated valves that permit operation of the additive flow system in a first mode in which the additive pump is adapted to draw asphalt additive from an external supply into the surge tank by means of the external supply line, and to pump the asphalt additive out of the surge tank to the additive spray assembly, and alternatively in a second mode in which the additive pump is adapted to draw asphalt additive from an external supply by means of the external supply line and to pump the asphalt additive out to the additive spray assembly while bypassing the surge tank.

US Pat. No. 10,113,273

INTERLOCKING HEATED PATIO STONES AND SYSTEM

1. A heated patio stone system comprising:a first patio stone interconnected to a second patio stone, wherein each patio stone comprises:
a load-supporting thermally-conductive upper layer;
an insulating lower layer;
an electrical heating cable positioned between the load-supporting thermally-conductive upper layer and the insulating lower layer;
an interconnection having a receptacle interconnected to the electrical heating cable positioned within said each patio stone; and
a bridging connector comprising:
an expandable and retractable articulated section containing an electrical wire connected to the electrical heating cable of each of the first patio stone and the second patio stone to electrically connect the first patio stone to the second patio stone:
a first basin on a first side of the expandable and retractable articulated section, closed by a first cap having a first electrical plug, the first electrical plug electrically connected to the electrical wire; and,
a second basin on a second side of the expandable and retractable articulated section, closed by a second cap having a second electrical plug, the second electrical plug electrically connected to the electrical wire;
wherein:
a length of the electrical wire from the first basin to the second basin is similar to a length of the bridging connector when the articulated section is in a fully expended state;
at least a portion of the electrical wire is contained in between the first basin and the second basin of the bridging connector when the expandable and retractable articulated section is in a fully retracted state; and,
the expandable and retractable articulated section of the bridging connector allows for limited movement of the first patio stone relative to the second patio stone.

US Pat. No. 10,113,272

FISHPLATE COMPRISING A PROTECTIVE STRIP

1. A lateral fishplate (21, 22) for isolating a railway rail (1), including a buried rail, wherein an upper face of said fishplate comprises a protective strip (26), formed of a wire mesh (32) and of a sheet (31) glued to one another.

US Pat. No. 10,113,271

DECORATION AND ADORNMENT METHODS FOR THERMOFORMED PULP

VARDEN PROCESS PTY LTD, ...

1. A method of forming a molded and printed product from pulp material including the steps of:a) forming a wet pulp pre-form from the pulp material;
b) applying a dry or cured printing decoration ink membrane bespoke coating to said wet pulp pre-form using an intermediate transfer surface, being separate and distinct from said pre-form, to form a printed pre-form;
c) transferring the printed pre-form to a mold; and
d) molding or re-molding said printed pre-form to form said molded and printed product.

US Pat. No. 10,113,268

INSTALLATION FOR DRYING A DAMP NON-WOVEN WEB

ANDRITZ PERFOJET SAS, Mo...

1. An installation for drying a non-woven web which comprises:a fan (6) with a delivery and an intake,
a heating oven (3) having an inlet and an outlet,
an inlet conduit (C1) which has a branch and which connects the delivery of the fan (6) with the inlet of the oven (3) and sends delivered air to the inlet of the oven,
a heat source (4) arranged in such a way that the air delivered in the inlet conduit (C1} is heated,
an outlet conduit (C2) which connects the outlet of the oven (3) with the intake of the fan (6),
a branch conduit (C3), in the branch of the inlet conduit (C1) upstream of the heat source (4), connecting the inlet conduit (C1) with an inlet of a drying device (10, 11),
a means of transport (2) which displaces a web in the drying device (10, 11) and in the oven (3), the drying device (10, 11) being upstream of the oven (3) in a direction of displacement of the web,
a conduit (C4) for extracting the air from the drying device (10, 11),
wherein the drying device comprises a diffusion chamber (10) having an outlet fitting (21) in which there is mounted a perforated sheet (24) which is mounted in a movable drawer (22) which has a handle (23) outside of the fitting (21),wherein downstream of the perforated sheet (24) is mounted in the outlet fitting (21) or in a channel which is clamped to the fitting (21) a honeycombed bundle (28), the dimension of whose cells is greater than that of the perforations of the perforated sheet (24).

US Pat. No. 10,113,267

TENSIONING APPARATUS FOR SYNTHETIC SLING MANUFACTURING APPARATUS AND METHOD

SlingMax, Inc., Aston, P...

1. A sling manufacturing apparatus for constructing a synthetic sling having a cover and a core with the core constructed of synthetic yarns, the apparatus comprising:a frame defining a longitudinal frame axis;
a yarn feeder assembly associated with the frame;
a drive roller connected to the frame, the drive roller being drivable to draw yarn from the yarn feeder assembly;
a tailstock movably mounted to the frame, the tailstock movable relative to the frame parallel to the longitudinal frame axis;
an idler roller movably mounted to the tailstock, the idler roller movable relative to the tailstock parallel to the longitudinal frame axis; and
an idler actuator comprised of a hydraulic actuator having a first cylinder, a first shaft, a second cylinder and a second shaft, the first shaft connected to a first end of the idler roller and the second shaft connected to a second end of the idler roller, the idler actuator secured to the tailstock and the idler roller, the idler actuator configured to move the idler roller from a loading position spaced at a first distance from the tailstock to a tensioned position spaced at a second distance from the tailstock, the first distance being greater than the second distance.

US Pat. No. 10,113,265

LAUNDRY SOCK/GARMENT SNARE

Laundry Loops, Inc., Boz...

1. A laundry snare for laundering a plurality of items, the laundry snare comprising:two elongated cord strands having:
a first end wherein the two cord strands are connected together; and
a second end wherein the two cord strands are connected together;
a plurality of loading regions located between the first and second ends formed by a plurality of stoppers positioned along a length of the two cord strands and securing the two cord strands together; and
a plurality of releasable cordlock fasteners placed between two of the plurality of stoppers and configured to be selectively located and secured between the two of the plurality of stoppers;
wherein the releasable cordlock fasteners are threaded through the two cord strands.

US Pat. No. 10,113,264

DEVICE ADAPTED TO MAINTAIN FORM AND ASSIST IN DRYING OF A GLOVE

1. A device for substantially maintaining the full form of a glove while facilitating drying of the glove, said device comprising a hand-shaped form having:a palm portion comprising a substantially planar flange having a first side and a second side; and
a plurality of finger flanges comprising: an index finger flange, a middle finger flange, a ring finger flange, and a pinky finger flange; each of said finger flanges configured to extend from said first end of said substantially planar flange of said palm portion;
a first peripheral flange configured to extend away from and be in continuous proximity to, a periphery formed by said first side of said palm portion and said plurality of finger flanges;
a second peripheral flange configured to extend away from and be in continuous proximity to, a periphery formed by said second side of said palm portion and said plurality of finger flanges;
a first transverse flange for each of said finger flanges, each configured to extend away from a first side thereof, and to be substantially centered on the finger flange;
a second transverse flange for each of said finger flanges, each configure to extend away from a first side thereof, and to be substantially centered on the finger flange; and
a thumb portion.

US Pat. No. 10,113,263

LAUNDRY TREATING APPLIANCE WITH IMAGING CONTROL

Whirlpool Corporation, B...

1. A laundry treating appliance for treating laundry according to an automatic treating cycle of operation, comprising:a laundry treating chamber receiving laundry for treatment;
at least one component operable to implement at least part of the automatic treating cycle of operation;
an imaging device mounted to the laundry treating appliance and having a sensor operably coupled with at least a portion of the laundry treating chamber during execution of the automatic treating cycle of operation and outputting data representative of at least a portion of the laundry in the laundry treating chamber;
an indicator configured to output a signal; and
a controller receiving the data and operably coupled to the indicator, the controller comprising analysis software that is configured to determine a motion condition of the laundry based on the data and the controller configured to determine a condition of concern of the laundry based on the data and to activate the indicator to emit a signal based on the determined condition to notify a user of the determined condition of concern.

US Pat. No. 10,113,262

DRYER APPLIANCES AND METHODS FOR DIAGNOSING RESTRICTIONS IN DRYER APPLIANCES

Haier US Appliance Soluti...

1. A method for diagnosing a restriction in a dryer appliance, the method comprising:obtaining a plurality of temperature readings at a controller of the dryer appliance during each operation of the dryer appliance by intermittently measuring a temperature of inlet air to the dryer appliance from a temperature sensor mounted within a cabinet of the dryer appliance;
obtaining a heater status for a heater of the dryer appliance at the controller during each measurement of the temperature;
estimating an effective opening size equal to or smaller in relation to an actual opening size of an outlet assembly in the dryer appliance at the controller during each operation of the dryer appliance based on the temperature and heater status for each of the plurality of temperature readings, the estimating comprising
calculating a heater contribution rate for temperature and a decay rate for temperature for the plurality of temperature readings at the controller utilizing the temperature and heater status for each of the plurality of temperature readings, and
utilizing at least one of the heater contribution rate for temperature and the decay rate for temperature to estimate the effective opening size; and
transmitting a restriction signal from the controller when the effective opening size is less than a predetermined minimum size threshold,
wherein the effective opening size is correlated to the at least one of the heater contribution rate for temperature or the decay rate for temperature,
wherein the heater contribution rate for temperature includes a rate of temperature increase at an active status of the heater, and
wherein the decay rate for temperature includes a rate of temperature decrease at an inactive status of the heater.

US Pat. No. 10,113,261

FABRIC TREATING APPARATUS

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A fabric treating apparatus comprising:a casing that comprises:
a treating chamber that is configured to receive clothes; and
a machinery room that is located below the treating chamber;
a base that is located at a bottom of the machinery room;
a heat pump module that is configured to condition air supplied to the treating chamber;
at least one supporter (a) that includes a shelf (i) that is supported by legs that are fixed to the base and (ii) that supports the heat pump module and that defines a space (i) between the base and the heat pump module and (ii) below the shelf and (b) that includes a first supporter fixing tab that includes a surface that faces the base and that is located at a lower part of at least one of the legs;
a steam generating module that is located in the space and that is configured to generate steam and supply steam to the treating chamber; and
a controller that is configured to control at least one of the heat pump module or the steam generating module, the controller being located in the space and below the steam generating module,
wherein the base includes a first supporter fixing part that includes a first supporter fastening hole that is configured to receive the first supporter fixing tab.

US Pat. No. 10,113,260

LAUNDRY TREATING APPLIANCE

Whirlpool Corporation, B...

1. A laundry treating appliance configured to implement a cycle of operation to treat a load of laundry, comprising:a basket defining a treating chamber and rotatable about an axis of rotation;
a motor having a rotor and a stator;
a shifter within an interior diameter of the stator and having an energizable clutch coil at least partially enveloped in a magnetically permeable housing and a magnetically permeable slidable drive mechanism radially spaced from the housing and configured to selectively couple the basket with the rotor; and
a concentric magnetically permeable ring located on the rotor, radially spaced and axially aligned with a portion of the magnetically permeable housing, and radially aligned and axially spaced from the slidable drive mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,113,259

FLANGE STRUCTURE AT BOTTOM OF INNER TUB OF WASHING MACHINE AND A WASHING MACHINE

QINGDAO HAIER WASHING MAC...

1. A flange structure for use at a bottom of an inner tub of a washing machine, comprisinga shaft joint portion located at a center of the flange,
an annular mounting portion configured to be fixedly connected with the bottom of the inner tub of the washing machine and located at an outer periphery of the shaft joint portion,
a plurality of connecting portions provided between the mounting portion and the shaft joint portion, each connecting portion including a main rib extending from the mounting portion to the shaft joint portion, and
a plurality of transverse ribs arranged on both sides of the main rib in an extending direction of the main rib respectively in turn,
wherein the connecting portions descend from the main rib towards both sides in an extending direction of the transverse ribs,
a V-shaped recess is formed between two adjacent connecting portions, and a V-shaped recess bottom end is a breach of the flange formed by a distance between the transverse ribs of the two main ribs for water flow,
and wherein a filter portion is formed in a region between the mounting portion and the shaft joint portion by the plurality of connecting portions.

US Pat. No. 10,113,258

LAUNDRY TREATMENT APPARATUS

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A laundry treatment apparatus comprising:a housing;
a tub that is located inside the housing and that is configured to receive water;
a drum that is configured to rotate, that is located inside the tub, and that is configured to receive laundry; and
three or more tub support units that are each configured to connect the tub and the housing and that includes:
a first support member that is located at the housing;
a second support member that is located at the tub; and
a connector that is configured to connect the first support member and the second support member,
wherein the first support member of at least one of the three or more tub support units includes a first bracket that is detachably coupled to the housing and that is located adjacent to a first side of the tub, and
wherein the first support member of one or more remaining of the three or more tub support units includes a second bracket that is integrated with the housing and that is located adjacent to a second side of the tub that is opposite the first side of the tub.

US Pat. No. 10,113,257

MULTI-NEEDLE BAR MODULE FOR SEWING MACHINES

NINGBO SUPREME ELECTRONIC...

1. A multi-needle bar module for sewing machines, comprising a mounting plate adapted to a front end of a sewing machine head, characterized in that the mounting plate is equipped in a sliding manner, via a bracket, with a needle bar mounting frame on which at least two needle bars are distributed at intervals, the needle bars being in axial sliding fit with the needle bar mounting frame;the mounting plate is provided with a U-shaped first horizontal guideway and a U-shaped second horizontal guideway disposed at intervals and spaced apart, and a needle bar driving block with a neck is disposed between the first horizontal guideway and the second horizontal guideway; the needle bars are provided with guide members that can be clamped into the first horizontal guideway and the second horizontal guideway; the needle bar mounting frame clamps, by sliding horizontally, the guide of any one of the needle bars individually into the neck;
wherein the U-shaped first horizontal guideway and the U-shaped second horizontal guideway are positioned in a same plane such that sectional areas of the first horizontal guideway and the second horizontal guideway along the same plane are respectively in a U-shape, two free ends of two parallel arms of the U-shaped first horizontal guideway point to and are aligned with two free ends of two parallel arms of the U-shaped second horizontal guideway, respectively; a cuboid-shaped opening between the two parallel arms of the U-shaped first horizontal guideway and a cuboid-shaped opening between the two parallel arms of the second horizontal guideway oppose and are aligned with each other, the needle bar driving block with the neck is vertical to the same plane of the U-shaped first and second horizontal guideways; and
the two free ends of the two parallel arms of the U-shaped first horizontal guideway are not connected with the two free ends of the two parallel arms of the U-shaped second horizontal guideway.

US Pat. No. 10,113,256

EMBROIDERY CONVERSION DEVICE FOR EMBROIDERY SEWING MACHINE, EMBROIDERY CONVERSION METHOD FOR EMBROIDERY SEWING MACHINE, AND RECORDING MEDIUM STORING EMBROIDERY CONVERSION PROGRAM FOR EMBROIDERY SEWING MACHINE

Janome Sewing Machine Co....

1. An embroidery conversion device for an embroidery sewing machine having embroidery monotone color display data and embroidery data for each of embroidery areas, and capable of performing conversion for forming embroidery in a given embroidery color by selecting embroidery areas that are displayed to specify a color for the areas, and by having the color specification for the embroidery areas and embroidery data for the selected embroidery areas be recorded, the device comprising:a base-color setting unit that sets a base color used in monotone embroidery in which embroidery is formed in shades of one color entirely over the embroidery areas;
a gradation-data generating unit that generates gradation data expressing shading for monotone embroidery, based on an embroidery color specified for each of the embroidery areas;
a gradation shade-number setting unit that allows a user to set a number of shades in gradation for monotone embroidery to be used in execution of monotone embroidery, within a limit determined based on a multicolor embroidery pattern to which a plurality of color threads are assigned;
a gradation-data converting unit that converts the gradation data generated by the gradation-data generating unit into working gradation data of the number of shades in gradation set by the gradation shade-number setting unit, and to set the working gradation data as the embroidery monotone color display data;
a recording unit that collectively records the embroidery monotone color display data specified for each of the embroidery areas and embroidery stitch data; and
a control unit that controls the embroidery sewing machine to perform an embroidery operation of a monotone color image with gradation as an entire image converted from a multicolor image, based on the embroidery monotone color display data.

US Pat. No. 10,113,255

NON-WOVENS WITH HIGH INTERFACIAL PORE SIZE AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME

1. A container of wipes comprising:a housing; and
a plurality of wipes at least partially overlapping one another and contained at least partially within the housing;
wherein a surface of each of the plurality of wipes includes a continuous raised portion and a plurality of discrete recessed portions;
the continuous raised portion of a first wipe being configured to prevent its continuous raised portion from nesting within the plurality of recessed portions of an adjacent second wipe; andwherein an average pore-size of the interface between the first and second wipes is greater than 180 microns in radius.

US Pat. No. 10,113,254

DISPERSIBLE MOIST WIPE

KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE,...

1. A dispersible moist wipe comprising a nonwoven tissue web having regenerated fibers in an amount of about 10 to about 30 percent by weight and natural fibers in an amount of about 70 to about 90 percent by weight, wherein the regenerated fibers and the natural fibers are hydroentangled using an energy within a range between about 0.12 kw-hr/kg and about 0.9 kw-hr/kg such that the web has a geometric mean tensile strength of at least 150 grams per inch and a slosh-box break-up time of less than 155 minutes, the nonwoven tissue web being free of a binder and having a formation value of at least 12, wherein the nonwoven tissue web has at least one ribbon-like structure extending along the nonwoven tissue web, and at least one hole in the nonwoven tissue web positioned adjacent the at least one ribbon-like structure, the at least one ribbon-like structure defining an area of higher entanglement of the regenerated fibers and the natural fibers than in other areas of the nonwoven tissue web.

US Pat. No. 10,113,253

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FABRICATING SUSCEPTOR COIL ASSEMBLIES

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. An apparatus for fabricating a susceptor coil assembly, the apparatus comprising:a tensioning section;
a feeding section configured for feeding a conductor wire toward the tensioning section, the tensioning section being configured for maintaining a desired tension of the conductor wire; and
a coiling section configured for winding a susceptor wire around an outer surface of the conductor wire so as to fabricate a susceptor coil assembly as the conductor wire moves from the feeding section toward the tensioning section, the coiling section comprising a winder head comprising:
a first wire inlet configured for receiving the conductor wire from the feeding section; and
a second wire inlet that extends radially from the first wire inlet and is configured for radially receiving the susceptor wire as the coiling section winds the susceptor wire and for receiving the conductor wire as the conductor wire moves toward the tensioning section.

US Pat. No. 10,113,252

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMPROVING AND CONTROLLING YARN TEXTURE

COLUMBIA INSURANCE COMPAN...

1. A yarn system for controlling and improving the consistency of a texture of yarn, the yarn system comprising:a texturing apparatus configured for imparting a desired texture in the yarn, wherein the texturing apparatus comprises:
a stuffer box defining an internal chamber having an inlet end and an outlet end through which the yarn passes,
a climate chamber positioned downstream of the stuffer box, wherein the climate chamber sets the desired texture in the yarn, and
a source of compressed gas in fluid communication with the internal chamber of the stuffer box, wherein the compressed gas is configured to move the yarn from the inlet end toward the outlet end of the internal chamber of the stuffer box;
a plurality of rollers for moving the yarn through the yarn system, wherein at least one roller of the plurality of rollers is coupled to and driven by at least one roller motor, wherein the plurality of rollers comprise:
at least one delivery roller driven by a delivery motor and configured to deliver the yarn to the inlet end of the internal chamber of the stuffer box, and
at least one overfeed roller driven by an overfeed motor configured to deliver the yarn to the at least one delivery roller;
a plurality of sensors, each sensor of the plurality of sensors configured to sense an operating parameter of the yarn system, the plurality of sensors comprising:
at least one transport air pressure sensor configured to sense the pressure of the compressed gas supplied by the source of compressed gas in fluid communication with the internal chamber, wherein the at least one transport air pressure sensor is coupled to a processor,
at least one vacuum fan positioned downstream of the climate chamber and configured to cool the yarn after the yarn exits the climate chamber, and
at least one yarn temperature sensor configured to sense the temperature of the yarn after the yarn is cooled by the at least one vacuum fan, wherein the at least one yarn temperature sensor is coupled to the processor,
wherein the processor is configured to stop operation of the yarn system when the at least one transport air pressure sensor senses a pressure outside of a transport air pressure tolerance for a first amount of time; and
a plurality of additional sensors coupled to the processor and configured to sense additional operating parameters of the yarn system, wherein the processor is configured to stop operation of the yarn system when an additional sensor of the plurality of additional sensors senses an operating parameter outside of a tolerance for the additional sensor for a second amount of time,
wherein the at least one overfeed motor delivers the yarn to the at least one delivery roller, and wherein the at least one delivery roller delivers the yarn to the inlet end of the internal chamber of the stuffer box.

US Pat. No. 10,113,251

SLIVER GUIDE FOR A DRAWING FRAME, AND A DRAWING FRAME WITH THE SILVER GUIDE

Rieter Ingolstadt GmbH, ...

1. A sliver guide for guiding a multiple number of fiber slivers in an entrance area of a draw frame, comprising:a first guide section disposed to guide a first group of fiber slivers;
a second guide section disposed to separately guide a second group of fiber slivers;
in a side view of the sliver guide, the first guide section and the second guide section spaced apart from each other in one or both of a vertical direction or a transport direction of the fiber slivers through the sliver guide;
a third guide section spaced apart from the first guide section and the second guide section in the side view in one or both of the vertical direction or the transport direction of the fiber slivers through the sliver guide;
first lateral guide elements configured with at least one of the guide sections, wherein a lateral distance between the first lateral guide elements is adjustable.

US Pat. No. 10,113,250

MODIFICATION OF CONTINUOUS CARBON FIBERS DURING MANUFACTURING FOR COMPOSITES HAVING ENHANCED MOLDABILITY

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A method of manufacturing a continuous carbon fiber for use in composites having enhanced moldability, the method comprising:introducing a continuous precursor fiber comprising a polymer material into a heated environment; and
directing laser energy towards a plurality of discrete target regions of the continuous precursor fiber while in the heated environment to create a continuous carbon fiber having a plurality of discrete weak regions corresponding to the plurality of discrete target regions.

US Pat. No. 10,113,248

GROUP III NITRIDE CRYSTAL SUBSTRATE, EPILAYER-CONTAINING GROUP III NITRIDE CRYSTAL SUBSTRATE, SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Sumitomo Electric Industr...

1. A wafer comprising a semiconductor device structure including a group III nitride crystal substrate and at least one semiconductor layer provided by epitaxial growth on a main surface of said crystal substrate, wherein,a plane spacing of arbitrary specific parallel crystal lattice planes of said crystal substrate being obtained from X-ray diffraction measurement performed with variation of X-ray penetration depth from a main surface of said crystal substrate while X-ray diffraction conditions of said specific parallel crystal lattice planes of said crystal substrate are satisfied,
a uniform distortion at a surface layer of said crystal substrate represented by a value of |d1?d2|/d2 is equal to or lower than 1.7×10?3 where d1 indicates a plane spacing at said X-ray penetration depth of 0.3 ?m and d2 indicates a plane spacing at said X-ray penetration depth of 5 ?m, and wherein
a plane orientation of said main surface has an inclination angle equal to or greater than ?10° and equal to or smaller than 10° in a [0001] direction with respect to any of {10-10}, {11-20} and {21-30} planes of crystal substrate,
wherein said semiconductor layer includes a light emitting layer emitting light having a peak wavelength equal to or more than 500 nm and equal to or less than 550 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,113,247

SEMICONDUCTOR SINGLE CRYSTAL PULLING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR REMELTING SEMICONDUCTOR SINGLE CRYSTAL USING THIS

SHIN-ETSU HANDOTAI CO., L...

1. A method for remelting a semiconductor single crystal which is a method for immersing a lower end portion of the semiconductor single crystal in a melt and remelting the same by using a single crystal pulling apparatus, the single crystal pulling apparatus comprising a heater for performing heating and thermal insulation to a crucible containing a melt and a wire for growing a semiconductor single crystal while pulling the same from the melt,wherein the semiconductor single crystal pulling apparatus comprises:
a remelting detection apparatus which detects that remelting of a lower end portion of the semiconductor single crystal is completed from a change in weight of the semiconductor single crystal when the lower end portion of the semiconductor single crystal is immersed in the melt so as to be remolten by using the wire; and
a lowermost end detection apparatus which detects a lowermost end of the semiconductor single crystal from a position where no current flows between the semiconductor single crystal and the melt when the semiconductor single crystal is taken up with the use of the wire while applying a voltage between the semiconductor single crystal and the melt by applying a voltage between the crucible and the wire,
the method comprising:
a crystal immersion step of immersing the lower end portion of the semiconductor single crystal in the melt and remelting the lower end portion by lowering the wire of the single crystal pulling apparatus;
a remelting detection step of detecting that melting of the lower end portion of the semiconductor single crystal immersed in the melt is completed from a change in weight of the semiconductor single crystal by using the remelting detection apparatus;
a lowermost end detection step of taking up the semiconductor single crystal with the use of the wire while applying a voltage between the semiconductor single crystal and the melt, and detecting a lowermost end of the semiconductor single crystal from a position where no current flows between the semiconductor single crystal and the melt by using the lowermost end detection apparatus; and
a determination step of determining whether the crystal immersion step is to be restarted or whether the remelting is to be terminated after end of the lowermost end detection step.

US Pat. No. 10,113,246

SUBSTRATE HOLDER, PLATING APPARATUS, AND PLATING METHOD

EBARA CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. A substrate holder comprising:inner contacts to be brought into contact with a periphery of a substrate for passing an electric current to the substrate;
outer contacts each having elasticity, the outer contacts having contact surfaces, respectively, to be brought into contact with a feeding terminal coupled to a power source, the outer contacts being coupled to the inner contacts, respectively; and
a conductive block arranged in back of the contact surfaces having a first position not in contact with the outer contacts,
wherein the outer contacts are deformable until the outer contacts are brought into contact with the conductive block in a second position when the contact surfaces are pressed against the feeding terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,113,245

ELECTROPLATING CONTACT RING WITH RADIALLY OFFSET CONTACT FINGERS

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

1. An electroprocessing apparatus comprising:a head;
a rotor in the head;
an annular contact ring attachable onto the rotor;
a frame including a vessel, with the head movable to position the annular contact ring in the vessel and out of the vessel;
a plurality of first contact fingers aligned on the annular contact ring, with each of the first contact fingers having a first length;
a plurality of second contact fingers aligned on the annular contact ring, with each of the second contact fingers having a second length less than the first length;
wherein each of the plurality of first and second contact fingers are aligned on a radius of the annular contact ring and extend radially inwardly from the annular contact ring; and
wherein the plurality of first and second contact fingers are arranged in a plurality of clusters disposed substantially around an entire diameter of the annular contact ring, with each cluster including one first contact finger and one second contact finger.

US Pat. No. 10,113,241

CONTROL BOARD FOR CONTROLLING CHANNEL SEQUENCING OF POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE DC VOLTAGE AND CURRENT

1. A system for controlling sequencing of positive and negative DC voltage and current to release hydrogen gas from water consisting of:a power cable for delivery of power;
one or more stainless steel plate or groups of stainless steel plates consisting of a center hole, to accommodate the power cable for delivery power to the stainless steel plate, surrounded by a continuous flat surface where the flat surface has four equal straight sides forming a square;
a controller board consisting of:
a processing circuit;
a memory device coupled to the processing circuit, the memory device programmed by the processing circuit to deliver one or more sequences to the one or more stainless steel plates or groups of stainless steel plates, the one or more sequences defining the order in which power is delivered to the one or more devices or groups of devices;
a first plurality of two position terminal blocks connected to pairs of positive drive outputs of a first group of transistors for providing a power connection to the one or more devices or groups of devices;
a second plurality of two position terminal blocks connected to pairs of negative drive outputs of a second group of transistors for providing a ground connection to the one or more devices or groups of devices;
a manual run/program switch assembly, in communication with the processing circuit, operable between a run position and a program position, wherein the run position causes the controller board to follow a pre-programmed sequence and wherein the program position allows for the programming of a new sequence;
a display, connected to the processing circuit, for displaying the current sequence;
a first plurality of visual indicators connected to the negative drive outputs for identifying which negative output channels is currently activated;
a second plurality of visual indicators connected to the positive drive outputs for identifying which positive output channel is currently activated;
a first plurality of electric dip switches in communication with the processing circuit for programming which of the positive drive outputs to turn On at each step in the sequence, the number of the first plurality of electric dip switches corresponds to the total number of positive drive outputs;
a second plurality electric dip switches in communication with the processing circuit for programming which of the negative drive outputs to turn On at each step in the sequence, the number of the second plurality of electric switches corresponds to the total number of negative drive outputs;
a save button, an up button, a down button and a select button in communication with the processing circuit for programming and saving and the sequences of the positive drive outputs and the negative drive outputs as defined by the first plurality of electronic dip switches and the second plurality of electronic dip switches; and
wherein the one or more stainless steel plates or groups of stainless steel plates are submerged in the water.

US Pat. No. 10,113,240

CATHODIC PROTECTION SYSTEM MONITORING

Stratocom Solutions Corpo...

1. A method for testing a cathodic protection system for a metallic structure that has associated therewith a first set of locations, each location of the first set of locations including a testing module, electrically connected to the metallic structure, and an associated reference electrode, the method comprising, for each location of the first set of locations:periodically, at a first frequency, interrupting power provided at each location of the first set of locations to cause power provided to the metallic structure to switch on and off a plurality of times over a testing time period;
measuring, by each testing module, DC voltage differentials between the metallic structure and its associated reference electrode when the power provided to the metallic structure is on and when the power provided to the metallic structure is off, at a plurality of times during a plurality of interruption cycles, wherein measuring DC voltage differentials between the metallic structure and its associated reference electrode when the power provided to the metallic structure is off is asynchronous to interrupting power to the metallic structure, and wherein initiation of each of the interruption cycles is independent of interrupting power provided at each location of the first set of locations;
storing in a digital storage medium at each testing module, digital values associated with the measured DC voltage differentials during the interruption cycles; and
providing at least selected digital values to a remotely located device upon request by the remotely located device.

US Pat. No. 10,113,239

CUTTING TOOL

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A cutting tool comprising:a base including cemented carbide containing W, C, Co, Cr, Si and Fe; and
a coating layer comprising a Ti-based layer including at least a layer of Ti(Cx1Ny1Oz1) (0?x1?1, 0?y1?1, 0?z1?1, x1+y1+z1=1), an Al2O3 layer, and an outermost layer of Ti(Cx3Ny3Oz3) (0?x3?1, 0?y3?1, 0?z3?1, x3+y3+z3=1), which are laminated in order from the base side on a surface of the base, wherein a content of Cr contained at a thickness-center position of a first Ti-based layer of the Ti-based layer on a side closer to the base is lower than a content of Cr contained in the base, and higher than a content of Cr contained at a thickness-center position of the Al2O3 layer, and a content of Cr contained at a thickness-center position of the outermost layer is higher than the content of Cr contained at the thickness-center position of the Al2O3 layer in a glow-discharge emission spectrometry (GDS analysis).

US Pat. No. 10,113,237

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF ROTATING MACHINE, PLATING METHOD OF ROTATING MACHINE, AND ROTATING MACHINE

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A manufacturing method of a rotating machine comprising:a casing forming process of forming a casing of the rotating machine that has multiple openings and suctions and discharges a fluid;
a surface activating process of supplying a pretreatment liquid into the casing through the openings, then discharging the pretreatment liquid from the casing through the openings, and activating an inner surface of the casing after the casing forming process;
a preheating process of supplying a preheating liquid into the casing through the openings, then discharging the preheating liquid from the casing through the openings, and preheating the casing after the surface activating process;
a plating process of performing supply and discharge of a plating liquid into and from the casing through the openings to circulate the plating liquid and plating the inner surface of the casing after the preheating process; and
an assembling process of providing a rotating body that is rotatable relative to the casing such that the rotating body is covered from an outer circumference side by the casing plated in the plating process,
wherein, in the surface activating process, the preheating process, and the plating process, each of the pretreatment liquid, the preheating liquid, and the plating liquid corresponding to each process is supplied into the inner surface of the casing in a range above a liquid level of each of the pretreatment liquid, the preheating liquid, and the plating liquid corresponding to each process in the casing by a treatment liquid auxiliary supply device separately from each of the pretreatment liquid, the preheating liquid, and the plating liquid corresponding to each process which is supplied from the openings of the casing, and
the treatment liquid auxiliary supply device is vertically moved according to a vertical change of the liquid level of each of the pretreatment liquid, the preheating liquid, and the plating liquid corresponding to each process in the casing.

US Pat. No. 10,113,236

BATCH CURING CHAMBER WITH GAS DISTRIBUTION AND INDIVIDUAL PUMPING

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...

1. A batch substrate processing chamber, comprising:multiple sub-processing regions that are each configured to receive a substrate from an atmospheric robot and to perform a curing process on the substrate received from the atmospheric robot;
a loading opening formed in a wall of the batch processing chamber;
a first door disposed over the loading opening; and
a cover plate disposed over the loading opening comprising multiple slotted openings, wherein
the first door is disposed over all of the multiple slotted openings,
the first door is configured to seal the loading opening with a sealing surface that encompasses the multiple slotted openings,
each of the slotted openings are configured to allow at least one atmospheric robot to extend an arm from a position outside of the batch processing chamber to one of the multiple sub-processing regions, and
each of the multiple slotted openings are configured to reduce the free area of the loading opening when the loading opening is open.

US Pat. No. 10,113,235

SOURCE GAS SUPPLY UNIT, FILM FORMING APPARATUS AND SOURCE GAS SUPPLY METHOD

Tokyo Electron Limited, ...

1. A source gas supply method to a film forming unit for forming a film on a substrate, comprising:generating a source gas containing vaporized raw material by supplying a carrier gas to a raw material tank accommodating a solid or liquid raw material at a plurality of carrier gas flow rate set values using a first flow path;
switching a destination of the source gas to the first flow path so that the source gas bypasses the film forming unit to discharge the source gas;
measuring flow rates of the source gas at the carrier gas flow rate set values, respectively while the source gas bypasses the film forming unit using the first flow path;
storing in a storage unit a vaporization flow rate table maintaining correspondence between the carrier gas flow rate set values and vaporization flow rates which are flow rates of the vaporized raw material contained in the source gas and obtained from the difference between the measured flow rates of the source gas and the carrier gas flow rate set values;
calculating a corresponding carrier gas flow rate set value corresponding to a specified vaporization flow rate set value required by a user for forming the film on the substrate by using the vaporization flow rate table; and
generating a corresponding source gas by supplying a corresponding carrier gas to the raw material tank at the calculated corresponding carrier gas flow rate set value while supplying the generated corresponding source gas to the film forming unit using a second flow path, wherein the first flow path and the second flow path are different, and wherein the corresponding source gas flows to the film forming unit using the second flow path when forming the film on the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,113,234

UV ASSISTED SILYLATION FOR POROUS LOW-K FILM SEALING

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...

1. A method for forming a sealing layer, comprising:delivering UV energy to a substrate disposed in a process chamber, wherein a porous low-k dielectric film is disposed on the substrate;
forming an intermediate sealing layer, wherein forming the intermediate sealing layer sequentially comprises:
flowing a first precursor compound into the process chamber while delivering UV energy to the porous low-k dielectric film disposed on the substrate, wherein the first precursor compound comprises acetoxytrimethylsilane or dimethylaminotrimethylsilane;
stopping the flow of the first precursor compound;
flowing a second precursor compound into the process chamber while delivering UV energy to the porous low-k dielectric film disposed on the substrate, wherein the second precursor compound comprises diacetoxydimethylsilane or bis(dimethylamino)dimethylsilane; and
exposing the substrate to UV energy after flowing the second precursor compound to cure the intermediate sealing layer; and
repeating the forming of the intermediate sealing layer to form additional intermediate sealing layers.

US Pat. No. 10,113,230

FORMATION METHOD OF HEXAGONAL BORON NITRIDE THICK FILM ON A SUBSTRATE AND HEXAGONAL BORON NITRIDE THICK FILM LAMINATES THEREBY

KOREA INSTITUTE OF SCIENC...

1. A method of forming a multilayer hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) thick film on a substrate, the method comprising:(a) a substrate heating step of heating a first substrate comprising iron (Fe);
(b) a h-BN precursor supply step of supplying h-BN precursors comprising borazine (H3B3N3H3) to the heated first substrate;
(c) a precursor dissolving step of dissolving the supplied h-BN precursors in the first substrate;
(d) a substrate cooling step of cooling the first substrate containing the dissolved h-BN precursors therein; and
(e) a formation step of multilayer h-BN thick film on a surface of the first substrate from the dissolved h-BN precursors therein.

US Pat. No. 10,113,228

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING SEMICONDUCTOR DEPOSITION OPERATION

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. A method for controlling a semiconductor deposition operation, comprising:identify a normalized full service target lifetime according to off-line measurements;
identifying a first target lifetime by a controller in a physical vapor deposition (PVD) system, the first target lifetime being identified at about 0.43 of the normalized full service target lifetime;
inputting the first target lifetime into a processor;
outputting, by the processor, a reactive gas flow rate according to a segment corresponding to the first target lifetime of a compensation curve, the compensation curve being predetermined and stored in a memory device of the controller; and
tuning the reactive gas flow rate in the PVD system so as to achieve an atomic ratio of target material and reactive gas of a deposited layer close to unity at the first target lifetime.

US Pat. No. 10,113,227

CRUCIBLE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A crucible, comprising a main cavity, wherein the crucible further comprises a plurality of sub-cavities which are arranged in the main cavity and are used for containing solid evaporation material, each of the sub-cavities being provided with an opening,wherein between any two adjacent sub-cavities, a conduit for mutual communication between said two adjacent sub-cavities is arranged and a through hole is formed on a side wall of each of the two adjacent sub-cavities at a position that connects the through hole with the conduit,
wherein the through hole penetrates a side of each of the two adjacent sub-cavities at a position below the respective opening,
wherein the conduit is detachably fixed to the side wall of each of the two adjacent sub-cavities by a connecting device,
wherein the conduit is made of a same material as the main cavity and the sub-cavities, and
wherein a switch shutter is provided on the side wall of each of the two adjacent sub-cavities and aligned with the through hole formed on each of the two adjacent sub-cavities.

US Pat. No. 10,113,226

SPALLATION-RESISTANT THERMAL BARRIER COATING

United Technologies Corpo...

1. A coated article comprising:a metallic substrate (22);
a bondcoat (30) comprising:
a first layer (32); and
a second layer (34), the first layer being between the second layer and the metallic substrate and having a lower Cr content than the second layer; and
a thermal barrier coating (TBC) (28),wherein by weight percent:the bondcoat second layer comprises 20-40 Cr, up to 30 Co, 5-13 Al, up to 2 Y, up to 2 Si, and up to 2 Hf, balance Ni with less than 2.0 individually and less than 5.0 aggregate other elements, if any; and
the bondcoat first layer comprises 1.0-30 Cr, up to 30 Co, 3-35 Al, 0.1-2 Y, 0.1-2 Hf, 0.1-7 Si, up to 8 Ta, up to 8 W, up to 2 Mo, and up to 2 Zr, balance Ni with less than 2.0 individually and less than 5.0 aggregate other elements, if any.

US Pat. No. 10,113,223

HOT-DIP GALVANIZED STEEL SHEET

1. A hot-dip galvanized steel sheet comprising:a steel sheet; and
a hot-dip galvanized layer formed on at least one surface of the steel sheet,
the steel sheet includes:
a chemical composition comprising, % by mass:
C: 0.040% to 0.280%,
Si: 0.05% to 2.00%,
Mn: 0.50% to 3.50%,
P: 0.0001% to 0.1000%,
S: 0.0001% to 0.0100%,
Al: 0.001% to 1.500%,
N: 0.0001% to 0.0100%,
O: 0.0001% to 0.0100%, and
a remainder of Fe and impurities;
wherein in a range of ? thickness to ? thickness centered at a position of ¼ thickness from the surface of the steel sheet, by volume fraction, said steel sheet includes:
0 to 50% of a ferrite phase,
a total of 50% or more of a hard structure comprising one or more of a bainite structure, a bainitic ferrite phase, a fresh martensite phase and a tempered martensite phase,
a residual austenite phase is 0 to 8%, and
a total of a pearlite phase and a coarse cementite phase is 0 to 8%,
wherein in a surface layer range of 20 ?m depth in a steel sheet direction from an interface between the hot-dip galvanized layer and a base steel, said steel sheet includes:
a residual austenite is 0 to 3%,
wherein the base steel sheet includes:
a microstructure in which V1/V2 which is a ratio of a volume fraction V1 of the hard structure in the surface layer range and a volume fraction V2 of the hard structure in the range of ? thickness to ? thickness centered at the position of ¼ thickness from the surface of the base steel sheet is limited within a range of 0.10 or more and 0.90 or less,
a Fe content is 5.0% or less and an Al content is 1.0% or less in the hot-dip galvanized layer, and columnar grains formed of a ? phase are included, and further
a ratio ((A*/A)×100) of an interface (A*) between the ? phase and the base steel sheet in an entire interface (A) between the hot-dip galvanized plated layer and the base steel sheet is 20% or more, and
a refined layer is formed at the side of the interface in the base steel sheet, wherein an average thickness of the refined layer is 0.1 to 5.0 ?m, an average grain size of ferrite in the refined layer is 0.1 to 3.0 ?m, one or two or more of oxides of Si and Mn are contained, and a maximum size of the oxide is 0.01 to 0.4 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,113,221

BEARING STEEL

AKTIEBOLAGET SKF, Gothen...

1. A method of heat treating a bearing component composed of a steel alloy composition that comprises:0.6 to 0.7 wt. % carbon,
1.3 to 1.7 wt. % silicon,
1.2 to 1.6 wt. % manganese,
0.8 to 1.2 wt. % chromium,
0.15 to 0.4 wt. % molybdenum,
0.05 to 0.25 wt. % nickel,
0.003 to 0.01 wt. % vanadium,
0.005 to 0.05 wt. % aluminium,
0.05 to 0.3 wt. % copper,
0 to 0.5 wt. % cobalt,
0 to 0.1 wt. % niobium,
0 to 0.1 wt. % tantalum,
0 to 150 ppm nitrogen, and
0 to 50 ppm calcium,
the balance being iron and 0.3 wt. % or less of unavoidable impurities,
the method comprising:
(i) heating the steel alloy composition at a temperature of 865-900° C. for 50-100 minutes to at least partially austenitise the composition;
(ii) quenching the steel alloy composition to a temperature of 190-210° C. and holding the steel alloy composition at the temperature of 190-210° C. for 12-36 hours;
(iii) isothermally heating the steel alloy composition at a temperature of 200-280° C. until the steel alloy composition has a microstructure that comprises 5 to 10 vol.% retained austenite and at least 80 vol. % bainitic-ferrite and has a Vickers hardness of at least 650 HV; and
(iv) subjecting the bearing component having 5 to 10 vol.% retained austenite and at least 80 vol. % bainitic-ferrite to a surface finishing technique.

US Pat. No. 10,113,216

QUASICRYSTAL AND ALUMINA MIXED PARTICULATE REINFORCED MAGNESIUM-BASED COMPOSITE MATERIAL AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

NORTH UNIVERSITY OF CHINA...

1. A quasicrystal and alumina mixture particles reinforced magnesium matrix composite comprising:a quasicrystal and alumina mixture particles reinforcement phase; and
a magnesium alloy matrix;
the weight ratio of the quasicrystal and alumina mixture particles reinforcement phase to the magnesium alloy matrix being (4-8) to 100,
the magnesium alloy matrix comprising by weight 1000 parts of magnesium, 90 parts of aluminum, 10 parts of zinc, 1.5-5 parts of manganese, 0.5-1 part of silicon and 0.1-0.5 part of calcium, and
the quasicrystal and alumina mixture particles reinforcement phase comprising by weight 40 parts of magnesium, 50-60 parts of zinc, 5-10 parts of yttrium and 8-20 parts of nanometer alumina particles of which the diameter is 20-30 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,113,215

MAKING MINERAL SALTS FROM VARIOUS SOURCES

LIXIVIA, INC., Santa Bar...

1. A mixture utilized in lixiviant extraction of a metal hydroxide forming species from a raw material comprising:a raw material comprising an insoluble metal salt, wherein the insoluble metal salt comprises the metal hydroxide forming species; and
a lixiviant solution comprising an organic amine cation and a counterion,
wherein the lixiviant solution is formulated to transfer the counterion to the insoluble metal salt to form an uncharged organic amine, and wherein the uncharged organic amine is formulated to react with an acid to regenerate the organic amine cation, and
wherein the organic amine cation is present in a substoichiometric amount relative to the insoluble metal salt.

US Pat. No. 10,113,211

METHOD OF MAKING A DUAL HARDNESS STEEL ARTICLE

ATI PROPERTIES LLC, Alba...

1. A method of manufacturing a dual hardness steel article, comprising:providing a first air hardenable steel alloy part comprising a first mating surface and having a first part hardness;
providing a second air hardenable steel alloy part comprising a second mating surface and having a second part hardness, wherein the first part hardness is greater than the second part hardness;
disposing the first air hardenable steel alloy part and the second air hardenable steel alloy part so that at least a portion of the first mating surface contacts at least a portion of the second mating surface;
metallurgically securing the first air hardenable steel alloy part to the second air hardenable steel alloy to form a metallurgically secured assembly;
hot rolling the metallurgically secured assembly to form a metallurgical bond between the first mating surface and the second mating surface; and
cooling the hot rolled assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,113,210

HEAT TREATMENT APPARATUS FOR CYLINDER BLOCK AND HEAT TREATMENT METHOD FOR CYLINDER BLOCK

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A heat treatment apparatus for a cylinder block, the heat treatment apparatus performing heat treatment by feeding gas, the heat treatment apparatus comprising:a first feed part configured to feed the gas toward bores of the cylinder block, from a first side or a second side of the bores in an axis direction of the bores; and
a second feed part configured to feed the gas toward a lateral surface of the cylinder block from the first side or the second side, the lateral surface of the cylinder block extending in an array direction of the bores,
wherein the first feed part includes a first feed hole that is a jet orifice for the gas,
wherein the second feed part includes a second feed hole that is a jet orifice for the gas, and
wherein at least one of the first feed hole and the second feed hole is a slit along the array direction of the bores of the cylinder block.

US Pat. No. 10,113,209

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PRODUCING HIGH CARBON CONTENT METALLIC IRON USING COKE OVEN GAS

MIDREX TECHNOLOGIES, INC....

1. A method for producing high carbon content metallic iron using coke oven gas, comprising:dividing a top gas stream from a direct reduction shaft furnace into a first top gas stream and a second top gas stream;
treating a coke oven gas stream from a coke oven gas source in one or more guard vessels to remove liquid droplets, aerosols, and heavy hydrocarbons from the coke oven gas stream;
mixing the first top gas stream with the treated coke oven gas stream and processing at least a portion of a resulting combined gas stream in a selective separation unit to form a synthesis gas-rich gas stream and a carbon-dioxide rich gas stream;
delivering the synthesis gas-rich gas stream to the direct reduction shaft furnace as bustle gas;
using the carbon-dioxide rich gas stream as fuel gas in one or more heating units;
delivering the second top gas stream to the direct reduction shaft furnace as bustle gas; and
delivering at least a portion of the coke oven gas stream to the direct reduction shaft furnace as a transition zone gas stream at a temperature that is lower than a temperature of the bustle gas.

US Pat. No. 10,113,195

NUCLEIC ACID AMPLIFICATION

LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORA...

1. A method for amplifying a plurality of nucleic acid templates, comprising:a) providing a plurality of forward primers immobilized on a support, wherein the plurality of forward primers includes a first forward primer and a second forward primer, and wherein the plurality of forward primers have substantially identical sequences;
b) providing a nucleic acid reverse strand from the plurality of nucleic acid templates, having a forward primer-binding sequence that can hybridize to any one of the plurality of forward primers;
c) hybridizing the first forward primer to the forward primer-binding sequence on the nucleic acid reverse strand;
d) generating an extended forward strand that is substantially complementary to the nucleic acid reverse strand and is hybridized thereto, by primer extension of the first forward primer using the reverse strand as a template, wherein the first forward primer becomes incorporated into the extended forward strand;
e) denaturing at least a portion of the extended forward strand comprising the incorporated first forward primer and the forward primer-binding sequence on the nucleic acid reverse strand and hybridizing the second forward primer to the forward primer-binding sequence on the nucleic acid reverse strand;
f) generating another extended forward strand that is substantially complementary to the reverse strand and is hybridized thereto, by primer extension of the second forward primer using the reverse strand as a template, wherein the second forward primer becomes incorporated into the extended forward strand; and
g) amplifying the plurality of nucleic acid templates simultaneously in a single continuous liquid phase without first compartmentalizing, by performing one or more amplification cycles comprising steps (e)-(f) under isothermal conditions to form clonal or substantially clonal nucleic acid populations, wherein the incorporated second forward primer of step (e) of an amplification cycle acts as the incorporated first forward primer of step (e) of a subsequent amplification cycle and the second forward primer of step (e) in the subsequent amplification cycle is a new second forward primer that has not undergone primer extension; and wherein the amplifying is carried out using a recombinase and a polymerase.

US Pat. No. 10,113,189

ISOLATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF A NOVEL PYTHIUM OMEGA 3 DESATURASE WITH SPECIFICITY TO ALL OMEGA 6 FATTY ACIDS LONGER THAN 18 CARBON CHAINS

BASF Plant Science GmbH, ...

1. A method for the manufacture of a composition comprising a compound having a structure of the general formula I:
wherein
R1=hydroxyl, coenzyme A (thioester), lysophosphatidylcholine, lysophosphatidylethanolamine, lysopho sphatidylglycerol, lysodipho sphatidylglycerol, lysopho sphatidylserine, lysophosphatidylinositol, sphingo base or a radical of the formula II:

R2=hydrogen, lysophosphatidylcholine, lysophosphatidylethanolamine, lysopho sphatidylglycerol, lysodipho sphatidylglycerol, lysopho sphatidylserine, lysophosphatidylinositol or saturated or unsaturated C2-C24-alkylcarbonyl, R3=hydrogen, saturated or unsaturated C2-C24-alkylcarbonyl, or R2 and R3 independently of each other are a radical of the formula Ia:

n=2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 9, m=2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 and p=0 or 3;
and
wherein said method comprises cultivating a host cell or a transgenic non-human organism comprising a polynucleotide comprising a heterologous nucleic acid sequence selected from the group consisting of:
(i) the nucleic acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1 or 23;
(ii) a nucleic acid sequence encoding a polypeptide comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2 or 24; and
(iii) a nucleic acid sequence encoding a polypeptide having omega-3 desaturase activity capable of converting omega-6 DPA into DHA, wherein said polypeptide has at least 95% sequence identity to the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2 or 24,
under conditions which allow biosynthesis of said compound.

US Pat. No. 10,113,164

PICHIA PASTORIS SURFACE DISPLAY SYSTEM

Research Corporation Tech...

1. A surface display system comprising:(a) an engineered strain of Pichia pastoris comprising a mutant ?-1,6-mannosyltransferase (OCH1) allele which is transcribed into a mRNA coding for a mutant OCH1 protein, wherein the mutant OCH1 protein comprises a catalytic domain at least 95% identical with amino acids 45-404 of SEQ ID NO: 2, wherein the mutant OCH1 protein lacks an N-terminal sequence for targeting the mutant OCH1 protein to the Golgi apparatus and lacks a membrane anchor domain at the N-terminal region, and wherein said strain produce substantially homogeneous N-glycans; and
(b) a vector encoding a recombinant protein adapted to be displayed on a surface of the Pichia pastoris.

US Pat. No. 10,113,160

CARBON DIOXIDE FIXATION VIA BYPASSING FEEDBACK REGULATION

Easel Biotechnologies, LL...

1. A method for improving the efficiency of carbon dioxide fixation in an organism having a Calvin-Benson-Bassham (CBB) cycle, comprising:genetically modifying the organism having the CBB cycle to produce or overexpress a first enzyme, and to produce or overexpress a second enzyme;
wherein the first enzyme is phosphoketolase enzyme, belonging to EC 4.1.2.9 and the second enzyme is phosphoribulokinase enzyme belonging to EC 2.7.1.19;
wherein the first enzyme utilizes an intermediate of the CBB pathway as a substrate and generates a first acetyl phosphate product;
wherein the phosphoribulokinase enzyme is produced or overexpressed in an amount to achieve a phosphoribulokinase activity level that is higher than the native phosphoribulokinase activity level of the organism;
wherein the second enzyme is overexpressed in the genetically modified organism in an amount to achieve a phosphoribulokinase activity level that is higher than the native phosphoribulokinase activity level of the organism, and the second enzyme utilizes ribulose-5-phosphate to produce ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate;
wherein the first acetyl phosphate product is converted in the organism to acetyl-CoA;
wherein the genetically modified organism fixes two CO2 molecules onto two of the ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate molecules, and the reaction products are then turned over in the CBB cycle to produce one acetyl-CoA molecule from the first acetyl phosphate, when the organism is grown in culture at ammonium levels of less than 3 mM; and
wherein the production of phosphoenolpyruvate (PEP) in the genetically modified organism, when grown under nitrogen depletion, is below a feedback inhibitory concentration for the CBB cycle.

US Pat. No. 10,113,152

VARIANT POLYPEPTIDES CAPABLE OF AMINATING ALIPHATIC ALPHA KETO ACIDS

AbbVie Inc., North Chica...

1. A polypeptide, comprising:(a) the amino acid sequence of any one of SEQ ID NOS:2 and 13-18, wherein X is not leucine;
(b) an amino acid sequence that is at least 95% identical to: (i) amino acids 6 to 238 of SEQ ID NO:2; (ii) amino acids 7 to 237 of SEQ ID NO:13; (iii) amino acids 4 to 236 of SEQ ID NO:14; (iv) amino acids 4 to 236 of SEQ ID NO:15; (v) amino acids 4 to 236 of SEQ ID NO:16; (vi) amino acids 4 to 236 of SEQ ID NO:17; or (vii) amino acids 4 to 236 of SEQ ID NO:18, wherein X is not leucine;
(c) an amino acid sequence that is at least 95% identical to: (i) amino acids 6 to 298 of SEQ ID NO:2; (ii) amino acids 7 to 297 of SEQ ID NO:13; (iii) amino acids 4 to 296 of SEQ ID NO:14; (iv) amino acids 4 to 296 of SEQ ID NO:15; (v) amino acids 4 to 296 of SEQ ID NO:16; (vi) amino acids 4 to 296 of SEQ ID NO:17; or (vii) amino acids 4 to 296 of SEQ ID NO:18, wherein X is not leucine; or
(d) the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 4, 5, 6, or 20;
wherein the polypeptide is isolated and wherein the polypeptide has the ability to convert 2-oxonon-8-enoic acid, in the presence of an ammonia source, to 2-aminonon-8-enoic acid; and
X is isoleucine, valine, glycine, alanine, serine, or threonine.

US Pat. No. 10,113,145

PAENIBACILLUS SP. STRAIN, CULTIVATION METHOD AND USE OF THE SAME

1. An extracellular polysaccharide of Paenibacillus, wherein the structural formula of the extracellular polysaccharide shown in Formula (1),
wherein, n=15-30;
wherein the extracellular polysaccharide is purified and free of non-carbohydrate structure including protein, sulfide and amidogen;
wherein the extracellular polysaccharide has an average molecular weight distribution of 2500 to 5000 Da; and/or has following appearance: pure white filament or powder; wherein the extracellular polysaccharide is produced by Paenibacillus bovis sp. nov. BD3526 whose deposit number is CGMCC No. 8333.

US Pat. No. 10,113,144

METHOD FOR PRODUCING CELL CONCENTRATE, AND CELL SUSPENSION TREATMENT SYSTEM

KANEKA CORPORATION, Osak...

1. A method for producing a cell concentrate using a cell suspension treatment system including:a storage container of a cell suspension, which has a solution inlet port, a circulation outlet port, and a circulation inlet port;
a cell suspension treatment device for concentrating the cell suspension by separating liquid from the cell suspension by filtration, the device including a container having a cell suspension introduction port, a cell suspension lead-out port, and a filtrate outlet, which is filled with a hollow fiber separation membrane,
a circulation circuit for concentrating the cell suspension while circulating the cell suspension between the storage container and the cell suspension treatment device, the circuit being constituted by an introduction communication tube communicating the circulation inlet port of the storage container and the cell suspension introduction port of the cell suspension treatment device and a lead-out communication tube communicating the cell suspension lead-out port of the cell suspension treatment device and the circulation outlet port of the storage container;
a collection container of a cell concentrate obtained by concentration;
a collection path for feeding the cell concentrate in the storage container, the cell suspension treatment device, and the circulation circuit to the collection container;
an injection path for injecting a solution into the solution inlet port of the storage container;
a detecting unit for detecting a volume of the cell concentrate in the storage container or the introduction communication tube of the circulation circuit, and
an air bubble sensor on a path from the storage container to an air filter, wherein the air filter is provided above the storage container so as to make a pressure of an inner portion of the storage container to an atmospheric pressure,
the method comprising:
a) a step of storing the cell suspension in the storage container by supplying the cell suspension to the storage container through the solution inlet port;
b) a step of concentrating the cell suspension by feeding the cell suspension in the storage container to the cell suspension treatment device through the introduction communication tube of the circulation circuit, and then, circulating the cell suspension into the storage container through the lead-out communication tube of the circulation circuit;
c) a step of terminating the step b) by detecting the volume of the cell concentrate in the storage container or the introduction communication tube of the circulation circuit; and
d) a step of feeding and collecting the cell concentrate in the storage container, the cell suspension treatment device, and the circulation circuit to the collection container through the collection path.

US Pat. No. 10,113,143

CELL CULTURE BAG AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING CELL CULTURE BAG

Yokogawa Electric Corpora...

1. A cell culture bag comprising:an external film;
at least one sensor chip arranged on an inner surface of the external film, the at least one sensor chip including a layer reacting to an object to be detected, the inner surface being on a culture fluid side of the external film; and
a permeable film that covers a culture fluid side of the sensor chip, the permeable film permeating the object to be detected,
wherein the permeable film covers the entire inner surface of the external film,
wherein the at least one sensor chip comprises a plurality of sensor chips arranged into a plurality of groups,
wherein a group of sensor chips having the largest size is arranged at the center of the plurality of groups, the remaining groups of sensor chips having a smaller size being arranged around the group of sensor chips having the largest size, and
wherein the group of sensor chips having the largest size is configured to generate a stronger signal than the remaining groups of sensor chips having a smaller size.

US Pat. No. 10,113,142

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MAKING SOAP

DESIGNED BY M.E., LLC, B...

1. A method for making soap comprising:piercing, upon closure of a lid of an apparatus, a lye capsule in a lye container;
combining, in a first mixing vessel, a portion of water from a water vessel with a portion of lye from the lye capsule to form a first mixture;
cooling, in the first mixing vessel, the first mixture to a first predetermined temperature;
combining, in an oil vessel, two or more oils to dissolve into a second mixture;
heating, in the oil vessel, the second mixture to a second predetermined temperature to produce a heated second mixture;
adding, in the oil vessel, a third oil to the heated second mixture;
cooling, in the oil vessel, the heated second mixture to a third predetermined temperature to produce a cooled second mixture;
combining, in a second mixing vessel, the first mixture and the cooled second mixture to form a third mixture; and
discharging the third mixture from the second mixing vessel into one or more soap molds to form one or more bars of soap.

US Pat. No. 10,113,141

CLEANING LIQUID FOR SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CLEANING SUBSTRATE FOR SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A cleaning liquid for a semiconductor device, comprising the following components (1)? to (4)?:(1)? an inorganic alkali;
(2)? a carboxyl group-containing chelating agent, which is at least one amino acid selected from the group consisting of cysteine and histidine;
(3)? an anionic surfactant which is at least one of a benzenesulfonic acid substituted with an alkyl group having from 8 to 20 carbon atoms and a salt thereof; and
(4)? water,
wherein the cleaning liquid has a pH of 9 or more.

US Pat. No. 10,113,136

FRACTIONATION OF FRANKINCENSE RESIN USING SUPERCRITICAL CARBON DIOXIDE

PHYTOVATION LTD, Gwynedd...

1. A method for sequentially extracting essential oil, incensole derivatives and boswellic acid from frankincense resin, said method comprising:a) grinding the frankincense resin;
b) separating a first fraction of essential oil with liquid carbon dioxide at a first temperature ranging between 0° C. and 30° C. and a first pressure ranging between 40 bars and 73.8 bars or with mild supercritical carbon dioxide, and with a first flow rate ranging between 10 g and 400 g/kg ground material/min until no further essential oil can be recovered or the extract yield falls below 0.1% of starting mass per hour;
c) retrieving essential oil from the separator;
d) separating a second fraction of incensole derivatives with supercritical carbon dioxide at a second temperature ranging between 31° C. and 100° C. and a second pressure of at least 72.8 bars and a second flow rate ranging between 10 g and 400 g/kg ground material/min until no further incensole or its derivatives can be recovered or the extract yield falls below 0.1% of starting mass per hour;
e) retrieving incensole derivatives from the separator;
f) optionally, continuing the separation process with supercritical carbon dioxide at other sets of increasing temperature and/or pressure until further desired fractions are separated;
g) separating a further fraction of boswellic acid with supercritical carbon dioxide at a temperature of at least 31° C. and a pressure of at least 72.8 bars and a flow rate ranging between 10 g and 400 g/kg ground material/min using a co-solvent at a level ranging between 0.05 vol % and 50.0 vol % of the CO2 flowrate until complete separation of boswellic acids is achieved or it is determined that no further materials can be extracted or the extract yield falls below 0.1% of starting mass per hour;
h) retrieving boswellic acid from the separator and removing the co-solvent by evaporation or distillation;
i) optionally, continuing the separation process with supercritical carbon dioxide at another set of temperature and pressure and co-solvent until all desired fractions are separated; and
j) retrieving the remaining unseparated residues.

US Pat. No. 10,113,133

RANDOM COPOLYMERS OF ACRYLATES AS POLYMERIC FRICTION MODIFIERS, AND LUBRICANTS CONTAINING SAME

AFTON CHEMICAL CORPORATIO...

1. A random copolymer obtained from polymerizing an acrylate monomer composition, wherein the monomer composition comprises:a) from about 5 to about 55 mole % of at least one short chain acrylate of Formula (I),
in which Ra is hydrogen or methyl, and R1 is a linear or branched C1 to C10 alkyl radical;b) from about 0 to less than about 75 mole % of at least one long chain acrylate of Formula (II),
in which Rb is hydrogen or methyl, and R2 is a linear or branched C11 to C15 alkyl radical;c) from about 0 to less than about 75 mole % of at least one long chain acrylate of Formula (III),
in which Rc is hydrogen or methyl, and R3 is a linear or branched C16 to C30 alkyl radical; andd) from about 5 to about 50 mole % of at least one polar acrylate of Formula (IV),
in which Rd is hydrogen or methyl, A is a linear or branched C2 to C6 alkyl radical, aromatic radical, or a polyether of the formula (—CHR4CH2—O—)n where R4 is hydrogen or methyl and n is from 1 to 10; and X is COOH or OH;wherein,at least one of Ra , Rb , Rc , and Rd is methyl;
the long chain acrylate of component b) and component c) together total from about 35 mole % to about 75 mole % of the acrylate monomers;
the ratio of short chain acrylate to long chain acrylate is from about 0.05 to about 2; and
the copolymer has an Mn of 1000 to 8000 g/mol.

US Pat. No. 10,113,131

PHOSPHONO PARAFFINS

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. A phosphono paraffin represented by formula (I):
wherein:
each instance of R1 is independently —H or

each instance of R2 and R3 is independently C1-20 alkyl, cycloalkyl of C20 or less, or aryl;
n is an integer between 4 and 22;
and the number of instances where R1 is
of formula (I) is between about 2 and about 8.

US Pat. No. 10,113,130

HIGH DENSITY/HIGH CETANE RENEWABLE FUEL BLENDS

The United States of Amer...

1. A method for making a diesel fuel blend or a jet fuel blend, comprising:(i) cycloaddition of renewable alkenes, ketones, or aldehydes to prepare multicyclic alkanes or multicyclic alkenes, (ii) converting norbornadiene to multicyclic alkanes or multicyclic alkenes, (iii) converting cyclopentadiene or a functionalized cyclopentadiene to multicyclic alkanes or multicyclic alkenes, or (iv) converting cyclooctatetraene to multicyclic alkanes or multicyclic alkenes;
preparing a synthetic paraffinic kerosene and mixing said synthetic paraffinic kerosene with the multicyclic alkanes or multicyclic alkenes prepared by one of steps (i)-(iv) to produce said deisel fuel blend with a cetane number>40 or said jet fuel blend with a viscosity below 8.5 cSt at ?20° C.