US Pat. No. 10,508,862

HEAT EXCHANGER FOR AIR-COOLED CHILLER

CARRIER CORPORATION, Pal...

1. An air-cooled chiller system comprising:a first heat exchanger including:
a first tube bank including at least a first flattened tube segment and a second flattened tube segment extending longitudinally in spaced parallel relationship;
a second tube bank including at least a first flattened tube segment and a second flattened tube segment extending longitudinally in spaced parallel relationship, the second tube bank disposed behind the first tube bank with a leading edge of the second tube bank spaced from a trailing edge of the first tube bank;
a plurality of spaced webs joining the first flattened tube segment of the first tube bank to the first flattened tube segment of the second tube bank, wherein at least one web of the plurality of webs is scored at a score location defining at least one scored web configured to provide a path of least resistance for crack propagation due to different thermal expansion of components of the first heat exchanger; and
a fan positioned to direct an airflow over the first tube bank prior to the second tube bank, wherein refrigerant is configured to flow in the first heat exchanger in a cross-counterflow direction opposite that of the airflow direction from the fan.

US Pat. No. 10,508,853

STIR STICK AND BREAKER WALLS FOR AN ICE CONTAINER

Whirlpool Corporation, B...

1. An in-door ice container for a refrigerator comprising:a base removably attached to a refrigerator door;
a base upper portion coupled to the base, the base upper portion comprising a perimeter wall having first and second walls and defining an ice storage volume and an axis of translation;
a stir stick rotatably mounted to the base having a stir stick upper portion comprising a cam portion and an ice agitation portion, and a stir stick lower portion operatively coupled to a motor, wherein the stir stick upper portion is disposed within the ice storage volume, and the stir stick lower portion is disposed below the ice storage volume;
a cam rod slidably disposed along the axis of translation within the ice storage volume and operatively coupled with the cam portion;
a first breaker wall rotatably attached near a middle of the first wall and within the ice storage volume and operatively coupled with the cam rod; and
a second breaker wall rotatably attached near a middle of the second wall and within the ice storage volume and operatively coupled with the cam rod.

US Pat. No. 10,508,846

AIR CONDITIONING APPARATUS

DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD., ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,844

EVAPORATOR WITH REDIRECTED PROCESS FLUID FLOW

TRANE INTERNATIONAL INC.,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,840

DEVICE THAT CAN BE USED WITH A REFRIGERANT FLUID FOR INCREASING THE THERMODYNAMIC EFFICIENCY

DYNAES, Berd Huis (FR)

1. A heat pump comprising:a closed circuit intended to contain a refrigerant fluid and a lubricant that is miscible with the refrigerant fluid,
the closed circuit comprising a fluid compressor and a return circuit for returning fluid to the compressor, the compressor extending in the closed circuit between a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet, the return circuit extending in the closed circuit, complementarily to the compressor, between the fluid outlet and the fluid inlet,
the return circuit comprising a condenser, an expander and an evaporator, said return circuit comprising a first line extending between the fluid outlet and the condenser, a second line extending between the condenser and the expander, a third line extending between the expander and the evaporator, and a fourth line extending between the evaporator and the fluid inlet,
wherein the closed circuit comprises a first widening of one of the lines of the return circuit, in series in the circuit, containing pipes in parallel in the circuit, and a second widening of one of the lines of the return circuit, in series in the circuit,
wherein the first widening regenerates or maintains an emulsion of oil droplets by imposing a negative pressure on the oil droplets in both a liquid phase and a gas phase,
wherein the second widening regenerates or maintains an emulsion of oil droplets by imposing a negative pressure on the oil droplets in a liquid phase, and
wherein the emulsion of the oil droplets travel through the first widening, the condenser, the second widening, the expander, the evaporator, and to the fluid compressor.

US Pat. No. 10,508,837

METHOD OF BRINGING TO TEMPERATURE AND HOLDING AT TEMPERATURE THE INTERIOR OF A THERMALLY INSULATED ENCLOSURE WITH NO CONTINUOUS SUPPLY OF ENERGY AND THE ASSOCIATED DEVICE

COLDWAY TECHNOLOGIES SAS,...

1. A method of changing a temperature of an internal volume of a thermally insulated enclosure to a preset temperature and maintaining said temperature at said preset temperature, wherein:a device is provided comprising:
at least a first and a second system chosen independently of each other from among absorption systems, adsorption systems and thermochemical systems, said first and second systems each comprising:
at least one reservoir containing a fluid, connected to a reactor which contains a reagent capable of reacting exothermically and reversibly with said fluid, said reagent being consumed during said exothermic reaction and being able to be regenerated during the reverse reaction, which can be induced by heating said reactor, and
a heater for heating said reactor and capable of regenerating said reagent by inducing said reverse reaction; said heater being capable of being connected to an energy source external to said device and able to be disconnected from said external energy source;wherein said device further comprises:at least one thermally insulated enclosure disposed in such a way that its internal volume can be heated and/or cooled by said first and second systems;
wherein all of the fluid of each of said systems is contained in said reservoir of said system before the method is performed;the method comprising:using at least said first system of said systems to change said temperature of the internal volume of said enclosure to said preset temperature by said exothermic reaction;
connecting said heater of said first system to said external energy source when said preset temperature is reached;
a) heating the reactor of said first system of said systems until complete regeneration of said reagent, while said second system maintains said temperature of the internal volume of said enclosure at said preset temperature by said exothermic reaction;
b) when the reagent is completely regenerated, said heater of said first system is disconnected from said external energy source, and said first system having the reactor whose reagent has just been regenerated is used to maintain said temperature of the internal volume of said enclosure at said preset temperature before all the reagent and/or all the fluid of said second system is consumed in said exothermic reaction, and the reactor of said second system, which still contains reagent and said fluid capable of reacting, is heated by connecting said heater of said second system to said external energy source until the complete regeneration of the reagent, at which time said heater of said second system is disconnected from said external energy source;
c) connecting said heater of said first system to said external energy source; and
d) returning to step a);
while said heaters of said first system and said second system are connected to said external energy source, the aforementioned steps a), b), c), and d) are repeated;when each of said heaters of said first and second systems is disconnected from said external energy source, each of said first and second systems is used successively to maintain said temperature of the internal volume of said enclosure at said preset temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,508,836

FURNISHING TEMPERATURE CONTROL SYSTEM EMPLOYING AN ELECTROCHEMICAL COMPRESSOR

Xergy Inc., Harrington, ...

1. A furnishing temperature control system employing an electrochemical heat transfer device comprising:a) a furnishing;
b) a controller;
c) a working fluid comprising hydrogen;
d) a first electrochemical hydrogen compressor comprising:
i) an anode;
ii) a cathode;
iii) a proton exchange membrane;
iv) a power supply coupled to the anode and cathode to create an electrical potential across the anode and cathode to transfer the hydrogen across the proton exchange membrane from the anode to the cathode;
e) a first reservoir comprising metal hydride forming alloy;
f) a first heat transfer device coupled to said first reservoir and coupled to said furnishing;
g) a second reservoir comprising a metal hydride forming alloy,
h) a second electrochemical hydrogen compressor;
i) a second heat exchange device coupled to the said second reservoir;
i) set of conduits to fluidly connecting the first electrochemical hydrogen compressor with the first heat transfer device the second heat transfer device;
wherein the set of conduits forms a closed loop of conduits coupling the first reservoir with the first and second electrochemical hydrogen compressors and the second reservoir with the first and second electrochemical hydrogen compressor;
wherein the working fluid is configured to flow from the first reservoir through the first electrochemical hydrogen compressor to the second reservoir and subsequently from the second reservoir though the second electrochemical hydrogen compressor back to the first reservoir;
wherein the electrochemical hydrogen compressor transfers hydrogen from said first reservoir to the second reservoir and wherein hydrogen is desorbed from the metal hydride in said first reservoir and wherein hydrogen is absorbed by the metal hydride in said second reservoir;
k) a desiccant unit that is coupled with the set of conduits to receive the working fluid and remove moisture, said desiccant unit comprising:
a desiccant;
a desiccant bypass valve;
wherein when the desiccant bypass valve is open, the working fluid bypasses the desiccant unit, and
wherein when the desiccant bypass valve is closed, the working fluid enters into the desiccant unit from the closed loop of conduits to remove moisture from the working fluid;
wherein heat is transferred between the first heat exchange device and said first reservoir and wherein heat is transferred between the second reservoir and the second heat exchange device;
wherein at least one of the first or second reservoirs comprise a desiccant; and
wherein the electrochemical heat transfer device controls a temperature of a furnishing.

US Pat. No. 10,508,831

PERFORMING INTEGRITY CHECKS ON CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEM COMPONENTS

Emerson Electric Co., St...

1. A method performed by a controller of a climate control system having an igniter and an igniter relay, the method comprising:in one or more of a plurality of heating operational phases of the system, sensing current draw by the igniter and sensing voltage between terminals of a second relay of the system, the current draw by the igniter being sensed by the controller independently of the igniter relay;
for a given one of the heating operational phases in which the sensing is performed, comparing the sensed current and voltage with a current value and voltage value predetermined together for the igniter and second relay in relation to the given operational phase to indicate the presence of a condition specifically of the igniter, of the second relay, or of the igniter relay, the comparing performed using a processor; and
based on the comparing, distinguishing between a failure of one of the relays and a failure of the igniter.

US Pat. No. 10,508,823

DEVICE CONTROL SYSTEM

LUCIS TECHNOLOGIES HOLDIN...

1. A system comprising,a first panel comprising a first sensing module configured to collect a parameter and a first processing module configured to control a device according to the collected parameter,
a second panel comprising a physical controller operably connected to the device with the first panel and the second panel being operably and detachably connected to each other, and
an accessory comprising at least one of a mobile tag or a smart meter being configured to communicate with the first panel,
wherein the first panel is configured to control the device through the second panel and the physical controller is configured to work independently of the first panel to directly control the device when the first panel is detached and disconnected from the second panel, and
wherein the physical controller is covered by the first panel when the first panel is attached and connected to the second panel.

US Pat. No. 10,508,821

HUMIDIFICATION SYSTEM

Corrigan Corporation of A...

1. A dry fog humidification system comprising:a controllable water valve connected between a water supply and a water header;
a compressor selectively supplying a pressurized air supply to an air header;
a control selectively operating the compressor and the water valve;
a plurality of diffusers, each diffuser comprising a housing, a shroud mounted in the housing, the shroud comprising a tube having an open inlet end open to atmospheric air and an outlet end, the shroud mounted with a lower side of the tube including a drain port facing downward and extending through an opening in a bottom wall of the housing, and an air atomizing nozzle mounted at the open inlet end of the tube and aligned with an axis of the tube at the inlet end providing a space between the air atomizing nozzle and the tube at the open inlet end, the air atomizing nozzle connected via a water inlet adapter to the water header and via an air inlet adapter to the air header, whereby, when the air atomizing nozzle is operating, atmospheric air is drawn into the tube at the open inlet end in the space around the air atomizing nozzle so that air volume from the outlet end is about at least two times air volume from the pressurized air supply and each diffuser produces a dry fog exiting the shroud at the outlet end of the tube.

US Pat. No. 10,508,809

ARTICLES FOR HIGH TEMPERATURE SERVICE AND METHODS FOR MAKING

General Electric Company,...

1. A method of forming an article, comprising:disposing a fugitive material within at least some surface-connected columnar voids in a thermal barrier coating disposed on a substrate, wherein disposing the fugitive material comprises infiltrating the at least some surface-connected columnar voids with a first liquid; and
disposing a calcium-magnesium-aluminum-silicon-oxide (CMAS)-reactive material within the at least some surface-connected columnar voids, such that the CMAS-reactive material is physically separated from the substrate by a columnar cavity having an aspect ratio greater than 3, wherein disposing the CMAS-reactive material comprises infiltrating the at least some surface-connected columnar voids with a second liquid, wherein the first liquid is at least partially immiscible with the second liquid.

US Pat. No. 10,508,808

GAS TURBINE ENGINE WAVE GEOMETRY COMBUSTOR LINER PANEL

United Technologies Corpo...

1. A combustor of a gas turbine engine comprising:a shell comprising a multiple of impingement flow passages; and
a panel mounted to said shell, said panel defining a wave pattern on a cold side thereof, said wave pattern comprising a multiple of peaks and troughs, said troughs defining a multiple of corresponding entrances to a respective multiple of effusion passages through said panel;
wherein at least one of said multiple of impingement flow passages is directed at one of said multiple of peaks; and
wherein each of said entrances is located in a lowest portion of said multiple of troughs.

US Pat. No. 10,508,806

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

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,803

SYNTHETIC JETS TO COOL DIGITAL MICROMIRROR DEVICES

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A laser imaging module (LIM), comprising:a digital micromirror device (DMD);
a housing coupled to the DMD, wherein a first side of the housing is coupled to a bottom of the DMD; and
a cooling block coupled to a second side of the housing that is opposite the first side, wherein the cooling block comprises:
a plate comprising a plurality of openings;
a diaphragm coupled to the plate;
an air inlet to generate an airflow;
an air outlet to collect the airflow; and
a plurality of airflow guides, wherein the airflow moves across a top side of the plate inside of an enclosure formed by the air inlet, the air outlet, and the plurality of airflow guides, wherein a movable floor of the diaphragm moves towards a bottom side of the plate to force air out through the plurality of openings and move the airflow in a direction that is perpendicular to a direction of the airflow towards the second side of the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,508,802

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

JIAXING SUPER LIGHTING EL...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,801

WAVELENGTH CONVERSION MEMBER AND LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE

NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.,...

1. A wavelength converting member of reflection type configured to convert light with a specific wavelength to light with other wavelength and also configured to reflect the light on a reflection surface, thereby emitting the light as illumination light, whereinthe wavelength converting member comprises:
a substrate including an inorganic material, and
a phosphor layer disposed on the substrate and including phosphor particles that absorb light and emit converted light and a translucent ceramic that binds the phosphor particles to one another;
the ratio of the thickness of the phosphor layer to the average particle size of the phosphor particles is less than 30;
when the wavelength converting member is irradiated with source light having a specific wavelength at a power density of 20 W/mm2, the emission efficiency retention ratio of the phosphor layer is not less than 70%; and
the reflection surface on which the converted light is reflected is a surface of the substrate or a surface of a reflector adjacent to the wavelength converting member.

US Pat. No. 10,508,800

LIGHT BUTTON DEVICE

Waters Industries, Inc., ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,791

CONVERSION OF PRIMARY LIGHT INTO SECONDARY LIGHT BY MEANS OF A WAVELENGTH CONVERTER

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A wavelength converter, comprising:a converter layer for at least partly converting primary light of a first spectral composition into secondary light of a second spectral composition;
an electrically insulating first insulation layer arranged below the converter layer, a mirror being arranged at the front side of said insulation layer facing the converter layer;
at least one conductor track which is arranged at the first insulation layer and which extends laterally at a distance from the mirror;
mutually spaced apart contacts extending through the first insulation layer, of which contacts in each case at least two contacts electrically connect a conductor track to a rear side of the first insulation layer; and
mutually spaced apart electrically conductive solder connection volumes arranged below the first insulation layer, said solder connection volumes being electrically connected in each case to one of the contacts.

US Pat. No. 10,508,786

VEHICLE LAMP WITH PROJECTOR LENS, REFLECTOR, SHIELD AND GRATING PLATE WITH EXTENSION DISPOSED BELOW THE OPTICAL AXIS AND IN FRONT OF THE REAR FOCAL POINT OF THE LENS

Hua Xin Optronics Co., H...

1. A vehicle lamp adapted to be installed on a vehicle, said vehicle lamp comprising:a projector lens disposed on an optical axis which extends along a longitudinal direction of the vehicle, and having a light entry surface and a light exit surface that is opposite to said light entry surface;
a reflector disposed on the optical axis at a position which is behind a rear focal point of said projector lens;
a light emitting element being adjacent to a first focal point of said reflector which is distal from the rear focal point of said projector lens, and disposed for emitting light towards said reflector, such that the light is reflected by said reflector substantially toward a second focal point of said reflector which is proximate to the rear focal point of said projector lens, and to pass subsequently through said light entry surface and said light exit surface of said projector lens to form a light distribution pattern;
a shield for blocking a portion of the light that is emitted from said light emitting element to form a cut-off line in the light distribution pattern; and
a grating plate disposed below the optical axis and in front of the rear focal point of said projector lens for reflecting at least a portion of the light that has traveled ahead of the second focal point of said reflector and that has not passed through said light exit surface of said projector lens, an extension of said grating plate and the optical axis defining an angle between 0 degree and 45 degrees.

US Pat. No. 10,508,782

MODULAR LED RETROFIT LAMP SYSTEM

Brian Moon, Woodbridge, ...

1. An LED apparatus, comprising:an LED light source attached to a heat sink assembly comprising a driver thermal protection component, a LED thermal protection component, and a spacer, the spacer being disposed between the driver thermal protection component and the LED thermal protection component;
an LED driver in operable communication with the LED light source;
a housing assembly, wherein the LED driver is within the housing assembly; and
a mounting bracket comprising at least one direct connection to an anterior portion of the heat sink assembly and at least one direct connection to an anterior portion of the housing assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,508,778

LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE

Citizen Electronics Co., ...

1. A light-emitting device comprising:a central light-emitting unit having a disc-shaped light-emitting region; and
a plurality of peripheral light-emitting units arranged at regular intervals in a circumferential direction of the central light-emitting unit to fill a periphery of the central light-emitting unit, each of the peripheral light-emitting units having a substantially trapezoidal-shaped light-emitting region,
wherein
each of the central light-emitting unit and the peripheral light-emitting units includes a circuit substrate on an upper surface or lower surface of whose end part a connection electrode is formed, and light-emitting elements electrically connected to the circuit substrate,
an area of the light-emitting region of each of the peripheral light-emitting units is equal to or smaller than an area of the light-emitting region of the central light-emitting unit,
the number of the light-emitting elements of each of the peripheral light-emitting units is smaller than the number of the light-emitting elements of the central light-emitting unit,
an amount of light of the central light-emitting unit is larger than an amount of light of each of the peripheral light-emitting units,
the end parts of the circuit substrate of the central light-emitting unit and the circuit substrates of the plurality of peripheral light-emitting units vertically overlap with each other, so that the connection electrodes are directly in contact with each other to obtain electrical conduction between the central light-emitting unit and the plurality of peripheral light-emitting units, and an end part of the light-emitting region of each of the peripheral light-emitting units on a side of the central light-emitting unit is adjacent to the light-emitting region of the central light-emitting unit, so that one substantially disc-shaped light-emitting region is formed by the central light-emitting unit and the plurality of peripheral light-emitting units,
the central light-emitting unit further includes a heat dissipation substrate arranged below the circuit substrate,
the heat dissipation substrate is smaller than the circuit substrate of the central light-emitting unit by an overlapped region between the circuit substrate of the central light-emitting unit and the circuit substrates of the plurality of peripheral light-emitting units, and
the circuit substrate of the central light-emitting unit is located at a position higher than a position of the circuit substrates of the plurality of peripheral light-emitting units by a thickness of the heat dissipation substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,508,771

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OPTIMIZING THE FILLING, STORAGE AND DISPENSING OF CARBON DIOXIDE FROM MULTIPLE CONTAINERS WITHOUT OVERPRESSURIZATION

Praxair Technology, Inc.,...

1. A method for dispensing CO2 product to an end-user from an on-site carbon dioxide (CO2) multiple container system comprising a liquid CO2 container operatively connected with a vapor CO2 container, said method comprising the steps of:dispensing CO2 vapor substantially from the vapor CO2 container to the end-user; and
depleting CO2 liquid from the vapor CO2 container, such that the dispensing of the CO2 vapor substantially from the vapor CO2 container to the end-user occurs until a pressure difference between the liquid CO2 container and the vapor CO2 container acquires a set point value;
creating the pressure difference between the liquid CO2 container and the vapor CO2 container equal to the set point value, and in response thereto,
creating a temporary flow path defined, at least in part, as an internal pathway of a reciprocating piston of a shuttle valve configured in an unbiased position, said internal pathway in fluid communication with a passageway through a pressure differential device activated into an open position when the pressure difference is equal to the set point value, said pressure differential device located downstream of the shuttle valve and upstream of the vapor CO2 container; and
transferring the CO2 vapor and/or the CO2 liquid from the liquid CO2 container into the temporary created flow path followed by entry of the CO2 vapor and/or the CO2 liquid into the vapor CO2 container.

US Pat. No. 10,508,766

WALL MOUNTED SLIDING MOUNT FOR SMALL DEVICES

Legrand AV Inc., Fairfie...

1. A slide mount assembly for attachment to a wall or other structure in a location behind a mounted display and for mounting of electronics equipment, the slide mount assembly comprising:a base frame configured to attach to a structure, the base frame having a mounting flange with holes for use in securing the base frame to the structure;
a slide frame slidably attached to the base frame, the sliding attachment being provided by at least one slide assembly, the slide frame including upper and lower flanges which are attached to or formed integral with a slide frame plate, each flange having a plurality of spaced apart mounting apertures; and
a mounting plate attached to the slide frame, the mounting plate having a generally planar portion with a plurality of mounting apertures, the planar portion having upper and lower edges, at least one mounting tab is formed on and extends outward from each of the upper and lower edges of the mounting plate, each mounting tab being configured to engage with one of the mounting apertures on the slide frame.

US Pat. No. 10,508,763

COMBINATION GAS PULSATION DAMPENER, CROSS AND STRAINER

Performance Pulsation Con...

8. A hybrid pulsation dampener, comprising:an inlet configured to receive a fluid;
a flow-through reactive dampener comprising an outer tube and an inner strainer tube with an annulus therebetween, the flow-through reactive dampener configured to dampen the received fluid;
a gas charged pulsation dampener configured to further dampen the dampened fluid as the received fluid flows through the flow-through reactive dampener, wherein the inner strainer tube within the flow-through reactive dampener is configured to additionally decrease pressure pulsations in the further dampened fluid; and
an outlet for discharging the further dampened fluid, wherein an inner diameter of the inner strainer tube is smaller than an inner diameter of the outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,508,761

COUPLING FOR CONNECTING TWO CONDUITS OF A VACUUM CONVEYING DEVICE TO EACH OTHER AND VACUUM CONVEYING DEVICE

Motan Holding GmbH, Cons...

1. A coupling for connecting conduits of a vacuum conveying device with each other, the coupling comprising:a coupling piece configured to be disposed on a first conduit;
a counter coupling piece configured to be disposed on a second conduit, wherein the second conduit is flexible, wherein the counter coupling piece is configured to be inserted into said coupling piece;
a holding ring configured to be disposed on the second conduit so as to be freely rotatable on the second conduit about an axis of the counter coupling piece, wherein the holding ring is a flat annular disk;
a transponder supported on the holding ring;
a sensor configured to be disposed on the first conduit and operatively correlated with the transponder.

US Pat. No. 10,508,756

WIRE GUARD DEVICE

1. A cable guard device configured to be driven into ground near a transition point on an edge line delineating a yard area from a hardscape, the cable guard device comprising:a pair of mirror image stake portions;
a pair of mirror image cable guard portions;
a pair of mirror image cable guard extension portions;
wherein when the cable guard device is folded along a single symmetry line, the pair of mirror image stake portions, the pair of mirror image cable guard portions, and the pair of mirror image cable guard extension portions cooperate to define a substantially smooth cable guard channel configured to receive a cable; and
wherein when the cable is received through the substantially smooth cable guard channel and the pair of mirror image stake portions are driven into ground near the transition point on the edge line delineating the yard area from the hardscape, a first section of the substantially smooth cable guard channel defined by the pair of mirror image stake portions and the pair of mirror image cable guard extension portions protects a first portion of the cable residing over the yard area and a second section of the substantially smooth cable guard channel defined by the pair of mirror image cable guard extension portions protects a second portion of the cable residing over the hardscape.

US Pat. No. 10,508,754

VALVE DEVICE FOR THROTTLING A PRESSURE MEDIUM FLOW, AND DAMPING DEVICE FOR DAMPING PRESSURE PULSATIONS

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A valve device, comprising:a valve body that forms a throttle cross-section surrounded by a valve seat;
a valve element that is received movably in the valve body, that sets the throttle cross-section in response to prevailing pressure conditions, and that includes:
a first flow-deflecting member, in the form of at least one groove formed in a body portion of the valve element, that causes a transverse force to act upon the valve element transversely to a throughflow direction of the valve device in response to a flow of pressure medium around the valve element; and
a second flow deflecting member in the form of at least one wing-like protrusion extending from the body portion, such that the flow of pressure medium flows around the second flow deflecting member; and
an elastic return element that loads the valve element against the throughflow direction of the valve device.

US Pat. No. 10,508,742

VALVE CAGE ASSEMBLY

CIRCOR INTERNATIONAL, INC...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,739

MECHANICAL SEAL ASSEMBLY

EVENORT LTD, Sheffield (...

1. A mechanical seal assembly comprising:a first flange and a second flange, each flange comprising a flange body having first and second ends and a fluid bore of circular cross section extending between the first and second ends,
wherein a first end of the fluid bore is exposed at the first end of each flange body,
wherein the first end of each flange body is of larger diameter than the second end of each flange body and defines a flange connection face concentric with the fluid bore,
wherein a plurality of bolt holes are provided through the first end, off-set from the fluid bore and extending in a direction parallel with a central axis of the fluid bore,
wherein each flange body includes a shoulder orthogonal to said central axis and an annular metallic seal surface,
wherein each shoulder orthogonal to said central axis extends between an internal wall of said fluid bore and said annular metallic seal surface,
wherein each metallic seal surface extends at an angle to said central axis of the fluid bore,
wherein each flange body defines a recess adjacent the flange connection face,
wherein each recess includes a surface spaced axially from said flange connection face,
wherein each metallic seal surface extends from a first diameter at said shoulder orthogonal to said central axis, to a second diameter at said surface spaced axially from said flange connection face, wherein the second diameter is greater than the first diameter, and
wherein each shoulder orthogonal to said central axis is at a first depth within the flange body with respect to said flange connection face, wherein each surface spaced axially from said flange connection face is at a second depth within the flange body with respect to said flange connection face, and wherein the first depth is greater than the second depth,
the mechanical seal assembly further comprising a metallic seal element locatable between said first and second flanges, said metallic seal element comprising a circular band having first and second faces and a central bore,
wherein each of the first and second faces of said metallic seal element includes an annular seal surface concentric with said central bore, and
wherein the seal element is configured to be clamped between the two flange bodies, to create a metal-to-metal seal between the respective annular seal surface of the seal element and the annular metallic seal surface of a respective flange body, and
wherein each shoulder orthogonal to said central axis is located at a depth from the flange connection face of each respective flange suitable to ensure that the seal element is spaced from said shoulder orthogonal to said central axis when the seal element is arranged in sealing engagement between the first and second flanges.

US Pat. No. 10,508,738

SIDE RAIL

KABUSHIKI KAISHA RIKEN, ...

1. A side rail, in a sprit ring shape with an opening, to be mounted on a space expander in an annular shape and to constitute, together with the space expander, a multi-piece oil ring used in an internal combustion engine, the side rail comprising:an outer peripheral surface facing radially outward;
an inner peripheral surface facing radially inward;
a first axial surface facing one end of an axial direction; and
a second axial surface facing the other end of the axial direction and parallel to the first axial surface,
wherein the side rail has a planar shape,
wherein a bevelled portion is provided between the outer peripheral surface and the second axial surface, and
wherein the bevelled portion is formed in a tapered surface having a diameter gradually decreasing from a position on the outer peripheral surface at 0.05 mm or more from the first axial surface toward the second axial surface,
wherein the tapered surface comprising:
a main tapered surface;
a first tapered surface subportion provided between the main tapered surface and the outer peripheral surface and inclined at an angle with respect to the axial direction smaller than an angle of the main tapered surface with respect to the axial direction; and
a second tapered surface subportion provided between the main tapered surface and the second axial surface and inclined at an angle with respect to the axial direction larger than the angle of the main tapered surface with respect to the axial direction,
wherein the main tapered surface is provided between the first tapered surface subportion and the second tapered surface subportion.

US Pat. No. 10,508,737

MULTI-STEP TRANSMISSION AND CONTROL THEREOF

GKN Automotive Ltd., Red...

1. A multi-step transmission, comprising:an input shaft;
an output shaft;
a first transmission stage;
a second transmission stage;
a clutch which can be transferred into three clutch positions and which is configured to selectively drivingly connect the input shaft and the output shaft to each other via the first transmission stage or the second transmission stage, or to disconnect the input shaft and the output shaft from each other; and
an actuating assembly for operating the clutch, wherein the actuating assembly comprises a movable setting element which is movable into three setting positions and which is connected to a movable clutch part of the clutch,
wherein the actuating assembly comprises a first electromagnetically operable actuator and a second electromagnetically operable actuator that are operable independently of each other into individual positions and that jointly act on the control element such that depending on the individual position of the first and second actuator the setting element is transferrable by the first and second actuator into the three setting positions.

US Pat. No. 10,508,736

UPSHIFT CONTROL METHOD FOR DCT VEHICLE

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. An upshift control method for a dual clutch transmission (DCT) in a vehicle, the method comprising the steps of:determining, by a controller, whether or not an inertia phase begins when an accelerator pedal depression amount increases during power-on upshifting;
calculating, by the controller when the inertia phase begins, a first control amount including a first final clutch torque for an engaging clutch based on a difference between a current acceleration amount and an inertia phase acceleration amount at the beginning of the inertia phase, a difference between the current acceleration amount and a maximum inertia phase acceleration amount during the inertia phase, and a target engine torque; and
controlling, by the controller, the engaging clutch with the first final clutch torque calculated in the calculating step.

US Pat. No. 10,508,735

CONTROLLER OF TOROIDAL CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION

KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIK...

1. A controller of a toroidal continuously variable transmission in which a transmission ratio is continuously changed depending on a roller position of a power roller, the controller comprising:a hydraulic actuator which changes the roller position; and
a position control unit which outputs a driving signal to the hydraulic actuator to control the roller position,
wherein the hydraulic actuator includes a biasing mechanism which forcibly keeps the roller position at a predetermined position in a case where the driving signal meets a predetermined condition,
wherein the position control unit is configured to perform a start-up control during start-up of the toroidal continuously variable transmission, and
wherein during the start-up control, the position control unit is configured to
output the driving signal to reciprocate a spool of the hydraulic actuator in a case where a temperature of hydraulic oil supplied to the hydraulic actuator is lower than a reference temperature, and
output the driving signal which meets the predetermined condition to keep the roller position at the predetermined position in a case where the temperature of the hydraulic oil has become equal to or higher than the reference temperature thereafter.

US Pat. No. 10,508,733

CONTROL SYSTEM FOR VEHICLE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A control system for a vehicle, the control system comprising:an automatic transmission;
an operation device including an operator, the operator being a momentary operator that is returned to an initial position in a state where no external force is applied, the operator being configured to be selectively operated by a driver from the initial position to any one of a plurality of traveling operation positions via a neutral operation position, the neutral operation position corresponding to a neutral range of the automatic transmission, the plurality of traveling operation positions corresponding to a plurality of traveling ranges of the automatic transmission; and
an electronic control unit configured to
(1) change a shift range of the automatic transmission based on the initial position, the neutral operation position and the traveling operation positions,
(2) when the operator is operated from the initial position to the neutral operation position and then returned to the initial position, change the shift range to the neutral range,
(3) when the operator does not pass through any one of the traveling operation positions while (i) the operator is operated from the initial position to the neutral operation position and then (ii) the operator is returned to the initial position, and when the operator is continuously held at the neutral operation position for a first predetermined time or longer, change the shift range to the neutral range, and
(4) when the operator passes through at least one of the traveling operation positions while (i) the operator is operated from the initial position to the neutral operation position and then (ii) the operator is returned to the initial position, prohibit a change of the shift range to the neutral range even when the operator is continuously held at the neutral operation position for the first predetermined time or longer.

US Pat. No. 10,508,724

SHIFT CONTROL METHOD FOR AN AUTOMATED RANGE-CHANGE TRANSMISSION

ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG, F...

1. A method for shift control of an automated auxiliary transmission, which is mounted in a drive train of a motor vehicle between a drive motor and a final drive and comprises at least one multi-step main gearing and one two-step front-mounted group upstream of the main gearing, and in which the main gearing is shiftable via unsynchronized clutches and the front-mounted group is shiftable via synchronized clutches, the method comprising:determining either a current transmission fluid temperature or a current ambient temperature;
comparing the determined current transmission fluid temperature or the current ambient temperature to a defined threshold;
if the determined current transmission fluid temperature or the determined current ambient temperature is lower than the defined threshold, changing a gear in the auxiliary transmission by changing a transmission ratio step of the main gearing while maintaining a currently engaged transmission ratio step in the front-mounted group;
if the determined current transmission fluid temperature or the determined current ambient temperature is higher than the defined threshold, determining a current driving resistance of the motor vehicle;
comparing the current driving resistance to first and second set thresholds; and
if the current driving resistance does not fall below the first set threshold and does not exceed the second set threshold, performing a gear change of the auxiliary transmission by changing the transmission ratio step of the main gearing while maintaining the currently engaged transmission ratio step in the front-mounted group.

US Pat. No. 10,508,719

AUTO TENSIONER AND AUTO TENSIONER-INTEGRATED ENGINE AUXILIARY DEVICE

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. An auto tensioner which is mounted on a rotating shaft of an engine auxiliary device rotating about the rotating shaft by a power transmitted through a power transmission belt, the auto tensioner pivoting about a pivot shaft,wherein the auto tensioner includes:
a driving plate which is coupled to the rotating shaft and receives the power; and
a driven plate which rotates by receiving a rotational force of the driving plate,
wherein a plurality of vanes, which transmit the rotational force of the driving plate to the driven plate, are disposed on the driven plate.

US Pat. No. 10,508,714

GEARED TURBOFAN ENGINE AND SUN SHAFT FOR DRIVING SUN GEAR OF PLANETARY GEARBOX

1. A geared turbofan engine, comprising:a sun shaft driving a sun gear of a planetary gearbox,
the sun shaft including a front section proximal to the planetary gearbox and a rear section distal from the planetary gearbox,
wherein an outer diameter (D1) of the front section is smaller than an outer diameter (D2) of the rear section, wherein the outer diameter of the rear section varies in an axial direction of the sun shaft, and
the front section including between two and four undulant sections, wherein each of the undulant sections includes at least one inner axial part extending in the axial direction of the sun shaft and two diaphragm parts on either side of the at least one inner axial part, the two diaphragm parts each extending in a direction having a radially outward component, the at least one inner axial part including an inner diameter (D3) smaller than the outer diameter (D1) of the front section;
wherein each of the undulant sections has same inner distances (W1, W2) between the diaphragm parts;
wherein the outer diameter (D2) of the rear section increases at least partially with a slope angle between 5° and 20°.

US Pat. No. 10,508,711

TRANSMISSION BELT AND ASSOCIATED TRANSMISSION SYSTEM

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,705

VIBRATION DAMPER ARRANGEMENT

Hitachi Automotive System...

1. A vibration damper arrangement, in particular for damping compression and rebound forces on motor vehicles, which comprises a pressure medium cylinder, in which a piston with a piston rod is guided axially displaceably, which piston divides the pressure medium cylinder into a compression chamber and a rebound chamber, a gas pressure accumulator also being provided for volume compensation of the piston rod, which gas pressure accumulator is connected to the compression chamber by way of at least one first check valve which can open toward the compression chamber, and a second check valve which can open toward the rebound chamber and, parallel thereto, at least one first controllable operating valve being provided between the compression chamber and the rebound chamber, characterized in that a second controllable operating valve is connected in series with respect to the first operating valve, which second controllable operating valve is connected on one side to the first operating valve and on the other side to the rebound chamber, a pressure medium branch being provided between the two operating valves, which pressure medium branch is connected to the gas pressure accumulator and the outlet of the first check valve, the gas pressure accumulator having only a small pilot pressure.

US Pat. No. 10,508,702

LATERAL SUPPORT ELEMENT, GAS SPRING ASSEMBLY AND METHOD

Firestone Industrial Prod...

1. A gas spring assembly comprising:a flexible wall having a longitudinal axis and extending peripherally about said longitudinal axis between a first end and a second end spaced longitudinally from said first end, said flexible wall including an inner surface and an outer surface with said inner surface at least partially defining a spring chamber;
a lateral support element including an element wall with a first surface facing away from said flexible wall and a second surface facing toward said flexible wall, said lateral support element disposed along said first end of said flexible wall such that an interface is formed between said outer surface of said flexible wall and said second surface of said lateral support element, said interface operative to generate a lateral spring-rate profile that varies according to lateral displacement of said flexible wall and said lateral support element relative to one another; and,
a friction-reducing material disposed along said interface between at least a portion of said flexible wall and said lateral support element, said friction-reducing material including a quantity of free material in the form of at least one of a liquid, a semi-solid and a solid lubricant discontinuously applied to at least one of said flexible wall and said lateral support element.

US Pat. No. 10,508,696

SELECTABLE ONE-WAY CLUTCH WITH DAMPER SPRINGS

GM Global Technology Oper...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,694

STARTING ELEMENT, GEARBOX AND DRIVE TRAIN WITH THE START ELEMENT

ZF Friedrichschafen AG, ...

1. A starting element comprising:a friction clutch;
a piston configured to actuate the friction clutch;
a piston space that is separated from a residual space of the starting element at least partially by the piston;
a first connection constructed such that the piston is acted upon by a hydraulic medium proceeding from one side of the residual space;
a second connection that is fluidically connected to the piston space,
wherein a maximum pressure present at the second connection is equal to or less than a pressure present at the first connection; and
a preloading structure configured to preload the piston against a direction in which the hydraulic medium acts on the piston via the first connection and configured to seal the piston space,
wherein the piston space is sealed radially outwardly via the preloading structure configured as the sealing element.

US Pat. No. 10,508,690

ROLLING-ELEMENT BEARING ASSEMBLY

Aktiebolaget SKF, Gothen...

1. A rolling-element bearing assembly comprising:a first rolled-on surface element;
a second rolled-on surface element; and
a plurality of rolling elements arranged between the first and second rolled-on surface elements such that the first and second rolled-on surface elements are rotatable relative to each other,
wherein a first one of the rolling elements comprises a first sensor module having a first sensor interface operably connected to a first communication interface of a first communication module, and
wherein a second one of the rolling elements comprises a second sensor module having a second sensor interface operably connected to a second communication interface of a second communication module,
wherein each of the first and second sensor interfaces comprise an electrical energy supply connecting point, an analog data transmission connecting point, a digital data transmission connecting point, and a ground connecting point.

US Pat. No. 10,508,679

WEDGE LOCKING WASHER WITH INCREASED CORROSION RESISTANCE AND METHOD FOR ITS MANUFACTURE

Nord-Lock AB, Mattmar (S...

1. A wedge locking washer comprising a central axis, a central through hole concentric with the central axis and defining an inner peripheral axial surface, an outer peripheral axial surface, a first side surface adapted to face and engage another wedge locking washer, said first side comprising a pattern of radially extending cams, each cam comprising a first surface inclined in relation to a central plane of a wedge cam locking surface and a second surface and wherein the first and the second surface of each cam meet in a radially extending cam edge and wherein the second surface of a first cam meet the first surface of an adjacent cam in an radially extending inner corner, each cam having a height h defined between a bottom plane in which the bottom of the inner corner is arranged and a top plane in which the top of the cam edge is arranged, wherein a zone of smooth transition of the inner corner has a horizontal length a, the inner corner has a height H of at least h/4 and at most h/2 defined as the height H in a vertical direction from the inner corner bottom to the end of the smooth transition zone, the cam edge having a smooth transition zone, which has a height H? that is equal to or larger than the height H of the inner corner of the smooth transition zone, and wherein at least the first surface is a surface hardened and electro-polished and/or pickled.

US Pat. No. 10,508,668

PIPE-CONNECTING CLAMP

MUSASHI ENGINEERING, INC....

1. A pipe-connecting clamp for connecting pipes each having a flange at an end thereof, the clamp comprising:first and second clamping members including respective grooves into which a pair of flanges are fitted;
a connection member that connects the first and second clamping members in an openable/closable fashion;
a roller support member rotatably disposed on the second clamping member; and
a roller rotatably supported by the roller support member,
wherein the first clamping member has a concave portion, and the flanges are pressed and fixed by the first and second clamping members by rotating the roller support member and moving the roller to the concave portion,
the first clamping member includes a slope that is provided in continuation with the concave portion to guide the roller such that the roller rolls over the slope onto the concave portion, and
the concave portion is provided between an upper surface of the first clamping member and the slope.

US Pat. No. 10,508,663

HYDRAULIC CIRCUIT FOR CONTROLLING A MOVABLE COMPONENT

National Oilwell Varco, L...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,653

MOTOR AND FAN INCLUDING THE MOTOR

NIDEC CORPORATION, Kyoto...

1. A motor comprising:a stationary portion; and
a rotary portion having a center axis, and rotatably supported with respect to the stationary portion so as to rotate about the center axis; wherein
the stationary portion includes:
an armature;
a circuit board below the armature; and
a base portion that supports the armature and the circuit board;
the armature includes:
a core;
a coil wound around the core; and
a coil end portion extending from the coil, and connected to the circuit board;
the base portion includes:
a bearing holder;
a central tower portion that supports the bearing holder; and
a wall portion surrounding the circuit board at a radial outer side such that a radial gap is defined between the circuit board and the wall portion;
the circuit board includes:
a through-hole passing through the circuit board in an axial direction at the center axis; and
at least one exhaust hole passing through the circuit board in the axial direction;
the central tower portion is radially inside of a wall of the through-hole;
a filler material is on upper and lower sides of the circuit board;
the radial gap and the at least one exhaust hole communicate with each other through an axial space between a lower surface of the circuit board and an upper surface of the base portion;
the at least one exhaust hole includes:
a first exhaust hole extending in a radial direction; and
a second exhaust hole extending in a circumferential direction from a radial end portion of the first exhaust hole;
the coil end portion is in the second exhaust hole; and
the second exhaust hole is continuously connected to and extends out from the first exhaust hole.

US Pat. No. 10,508,646

MANUAL DUAL-DIRECTIONAL INFLATING DEVICE

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,634

INJECTION NOZZLE FOR FUELS

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. An injection nozzle (1) for fuels, comprising a nozzle body (2) having therein a pressure chamber (4) which is configured to be filled with fuel under high pressure and in which a piston-shaped nozzle needle (3) is arranged in longitudinally mobile manner, the nozzle needle having at one end a sealing surface (6) and at an opposite end an end surface (9), said sealing surface (6) interacting with a nozzle seat (5) for opening and closing at least one injection port (8), and with the injection nozzle also comprising a control chamber (10) which is configured to be filled with fuel under variable pressure and which the nozzle needle (3) delimits with the end surface (9), so that a force is exerted on the nozzle seat (5) by a hydraulic pressure on the end surface (9), characterized in that the nozzle needle (3) has an elastic longitudinal portion (25) which has a longitudinal stiffness of less than 40,000 N/mm, wherein the elastic longitudinal portion has a diameter and a length, wherein the nozzle needle (3) includes guide portions (30; 31) formed on the nozzle needle (3) respectively upstream and downstream of the elastic longitudinal portion (25), wherein the guide portions limit radial movement of the nozzle needle, wherein the guide portions each have a diameter larger than the diameter of the elastic longitudinal portion and a length shorter the length of the elastic longitudinal portion, and wherein the guide portions include respective passages (33; 34) that ensure a throttle-free flow of fuel to the at least one injection port (8) within the pressure chamber (4).

US Pat. No. 10,508,628

AUXILIARY POWER UNIT INLET ASSEMBLY WITH PARTICLE SEPARATOR

1. A movable inlet assembly for an auxiliary power unit for an aircraft, the assembly comprising:a first inlet defined on an exterior skin of the aircraft, the first inlet fluidly communicating between an environment of the aircraft and an engine of the auxiliary power unit via a particle separator when the inlet assembly is in a first configuration;
a second inlet defined on an exterior skin of the aircraft, the second inlet fluidly communicating between the environment of the aircraft and the engine independently of the particle separator when the inlet assembly is in a second configuration;
a member selectively positionable to substantially block communication between the second inlet and the engine when the inlet assembly is in the first configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,508,595

ENGINE RECOVERY SYSTEM FOR ENGINE SYSTEM

Progress Rail Locomotive ...

1. An energy recovery system for an engine system that includes an engine, an exhaust conduit configured to receive exhaust gases discharged from the engine, and a first turbocharger, the energy recovery system comprising:a bypass conduit coupled to the exhaust conduit upstream of the first turbocharger,
the bypass conduit facilitating a portion of the exhaust gases from the exhaust conduit to bypass the first turbocharger;
a second turbocharger coupled to the bypass conduit,
the second turbocharger being driven by the portion of the exhaust gases bypassing the first turbocharger to compress air received from an ambient to a first pressure;
a bypass valve to control an amount of the portion of the exhaust gases passing through the bypass conduit to the second turbocharger,
the bypass valve being controlled based on a maximum capacity of the first turbocharger; and
an accumulator in fluid communication with the second turbocharger and configured to store air received from the second turbocharger at the first pressure.

US Pat. No. 10,508,588

COOLING DEVICE FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A cooling device for an internal combustion engine, comprising:an air blast passage in which an air blast for air-conditioning a vehicle compartment flows;
a heater core that is disposed in the air blast passage and heats the air blast using a coolant which is introduced from the internal combustion engine as a heat source;
an air blast volume adjusting member that is opened and closed to adjust an air blast volume which flows in the heater core and an air blast volume which flows without passing through the heater core in the air blast passage;
a flow rate adjuster that adjusts a flow rate of the coolant which is introduced into the heater core;
an air conditioner including the air blast passage and the air blast volume adjusting member; and
a controller configured to set the flow rate of the coolant which is adjusted by the flow rate adjuster,
wherein the controller is configured to perform coolant stop control by setting the flow rate of the coolant which is adjusted by the flow rate adjuster to be less than a lower limit value of an adjustable range of the flow rate of the coolant which is adjusted by the flow rate adjuster in a vehicle compartment air-conditioning state in which the air blast volume adjusting member allows an air blast to flow to the heater core when the air blast volume adjusting member fully closes the heater core side of the air blast passage, and
wherein when an operating state of the air conditioner during a warming-up operation of the internal combustion engine is a cool MAX state, the controller is configured to continuously perform the coolant stop control until a coolant temperature reaches a first predetermined temperature, and when the operating state of the air conditioner during the warming-up operation of the internal combustion engine is a state other than the cool MAX state, the controller is configured to release the coolant stop control at a time point at which the coolant temperature reaches a second predetermined temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,508,584

USE OF INSULATING PAINT ON EXHAUST AFTERTREATMENT SYSTEM COMPONENTS

Cummins Emission Solution...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a reductant injector assembly comprising a reductant injector, wherein the reductant injector comprises a leg; and
a ceramic thermal barrier coating coated on at least a surface of the leg of the reductant injector.

US Pat. No. 10,508,583

COMPOSITE EXHAUST ELEMENT

Bosal Emission Control Sy...

1. Composite exhaust tube comprising:a load carrying outer shell made of a fiber-reinforced composite material; and
an inner thermal protection comprising a layer of silica-based fibrous high temperature insulation material and an inner liner for abrasion protection of the high temperature insulation material, wherein the inner liner is a high temperature resistant textile arranged to directly contact an exhaust gas flowing through the composite exhaust tube, wherein the inner thermal protection further comprises an outer liner being a high temperature resistant textile made of silica-based fibrous high temperature insulation material, the layer of high temperature insulation material being arranged between the outer liner and the inner liner, wherein the outer liner, the layer of high temperature insulation material and the inner liner are fixed to each other by sewing with a high temperature resistant thread made of silica-based fibrous high temperature insulation material.

US Pat. No. 10,508,581

MULTI-STEP REGENERATION DEVICE OF DPF AND REGENERATION METHOD THEREFOR

Doosan Corporation, Seou...

1. A multi-step regeneration apparatus of a diesel particulate filter (DPF), which generates a load to an engine to remove soot, the apparatus comprising:an external air temperature sensor configured to measure a temperature of external air;
a controller configured to compare an external air temperature value measured by the external air temperature sensor with a predetermined value and output a signal; and
a control valve unit, which is a hydraulic load device, including a first control valve and a second control valve receiving the signal from the controller, and a first spool operated by the first control valve and a second spool operated by the second control valve;
wherein the control valve unit further includes a first relief valve having a set pressure (P1) and a second relief valve having a set pressure (P2) positioned at rear ends of the first spool and the second spool;
wherein the control valve unit selectively applies the output signal to one or more of the first control valve and the second control valve based on whether the external air temperature value is greater than or less than the predetermined value so as to generate at least two different hydraulic load levels.

US Pat. No. 10,508,567

AUXILIARY DRIVE BOWED ROTOR PREVENTION SYSTEM FOR A GAS TURBINE ENGINE THROUGH AN ENGINE ACCESSORY

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

1. A bowed rotor prevention system for a gas turbine engine of an aircraft, the bowed rotor prevention system comprising:an engine accessory comprising a pump;
a gear train coupled through the engine accessory to an engine accessory gearbox that is further coupled to a starting spool of the engine, wherein the gear train comprises a transmission with an epicyclic gear set coupled to a drive portion of the engine accessory; and
a bowed rotor prevention motor operable to drive rotation of the starting spool of the gas turbine engine through the drive portion of the engine accessory and the gear train upon engine shutdown, wherein the transmission is interposed between the bowed rotor prevention motor and the engine accessory gearbox.

US Pat. No. 10,508,565

JOURNAL BEARING AND ROTARY MACHINE

MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER ...

1. A journal bearing, comprising:a carrier ring;
a plurality of bearing pads disposed on a radially inner side of a lower half region of the carrier ring and configured to support a rotor shaft from below, the plurality of bearing pads including an upstream pad;
an oil-supply unit disposed on an upstream side of the upstream pad;
a pair of side plates disposed on both sides of the plurality of bearing pads, with respect to an axial direction of the rotor shaft; and
a dam disposed on a radially inner side of the carrier ring, in a downstream section of an upper half region of the carrier ring, and configured to suppress a downstream flow of carried-over oil,
wherein a gap is provided between inner peripheral surfaces of the respective side plates and an outer peripheral surface of the rotor shaft, for bringing into communication an outside and a bearing interior space surrounded by the pair of side plates, and
wherein, in the downstream section of the upper half region of the carrier ring where no bearing pad is disposed, the dam is disposed upstream of the oil-supply unit.

US Pat. No. 10,508,562

GEARED TURBOFAN WITH FOUR STAR/PLANETARY GEAR REDUCTION

United Technologies Corpo...

1. A gas turbine engine comprising:a fan rotor mounted within a nacelle and for delivering air into a bypass duct with said nacelle and into a low pressure compressor;
a turbine rotor driving said fan rotor;
an epicyclic gear reduction positioned between said fan rotor and said turbine rotor, said epicyclic gear reduction including a ring gear, a sun gear, and no more than four star gears that engage said sun gear and said ring gear,
wherein said turbine rotor is for driving said sun gear to, in turn, drive said star gears to, in turn, drive said fan rotor;
said turbine rotor for driving said low pressure compressor at a common speed, and driving said sun gear to drive said fan rotor at a reduced speed; and
wherein said sun gear defines a sun gear center axis and a top dead center point is defined at a vertically uppermost location of said ring gear, with a center point of a top two of said four star gears being at a spacing angle from a line drawn between said top dead center point and said sun gear center axis, wherein said spacing angle is at least 30 degrees.

US Pat. No. 10,508,553

COMPONENTS HAVING SEPARABLE OUTER WALL PLUGS FOR MODULATED FILM COOLING

General Electric Company,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,551

ENGINE COMPONENT WITH POROUS TRENCH

General Electric Company,...

1. A component for a turbine engine, which generates a hot flow and provides a cooling fluid flow, the component comprising:an outer wall defining an interior and separating the hot flow from the cooling fluid flow and having a hot surface facing the hot flow and a cooling surface facing the cooling fluid flow;
at least one trench disposed in the hot surface;
at least one hole including an inlet and an outlet in the outer wall fluidly coupling the interior to the trench;
a porous material at least partially filling the at least one trench and located at the outlet of the at least one hole; and
a solid non-porous element provided within the porous material.

US Pat. No. 10,508,548

TURBINE ENGINE WITH A PLATFORM COOLING CIRCUIT

General Electric Company,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,546

TURBOMACHINE WITH ALTERNATINGLY SPACED TURBINE ROTOR BLADES

General Electric Company,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,545

AXIAL IMPELLER WITH ROTATING HOUSING AND POSITIONABLE BLADES

1. An axial impeller comprising:a housing of round tubular construction extensive between proximal and distal ends, said housing having exterior and interior continuous surfaces;
turbine blades secured to said interior continuous surface, said turbine blades movable between retracted and extended positions;
actuators mounted on said exterior surface in positions radially opposite said turbine blades;
linear actuator rods communicate radially between said actuators and said turbine blades through holes in said housing.

US Pat. No. 10,508,542

EXCAVATION ASSEMBLY FOR USE IN EXCAVATOR

1. An excavation assembly for use in an excavator comprising:a body removably coupled at one end thereof to a pair of spaced shaft-receiving portions formed in a distal end of an arm of the excavator;
a driving mechanism installed inside or on one side of the body and configured to generate at least one of a linear driving force, a rotational driving force, and a striking force;
an excavation tool coupled to the driving mechanism and configured to be driven by at least one of the linear driving force, the rotational driving force, and the striking force transmitted from the driving mechanism, thereby to perform an excavating operation,
wherein a direction of the excavation operation by the excavation tool varies depending on coupling positions between the pair of spaced shaft-receiving portions and the body,
wherein the body comprises:
a housing having a receiving space defined therein;
a pair of lateral and spaced brackets arranged on opposite sides of the housing on an outer face of the housing respectively; and
at least three shaft-type connectors coupled to and extended between the pair of lateral brackets at an upper portion of the housing, wherein the at least three shaft-type connectors are spaced apart from each other with a spacing corresponding to a distance between the pair of spaced shaft-receiving portions,
wherein two neighboring shaft-type connectors are selected among the at least three shaft-type connectors and are coupled to the pair of spaced shaft-receiving portions respectively such that a direction of the excavating operation of the excavation tool is determined.

US Pat. No. 10,508,538

FLUID PRESSURE PULSE GENERATOR FOR A DOWNHOLE TELEMETRY TOOL

EVOLUTION ENGINEERING INC...

36. The downhole telemetry tool of claim 17, wherein the rotor flow diverter comprises a rotor disc with the one or more than one rotor flow channel extending therethrough and a plurality of turbine projections spaced around a circumference of the rotor disc, whereby adjacently spaced turbine projections define the turbine flow channels therebetween.

US Pat. No. 10,508,533

WELL RANGING APPARATUS, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS

HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVIC...

1. A system, comprising:a transmitter comprising a transmission antenna or a current source to couple to a well casing or a tool housing in a drill string, and a reception antenna mechanically coupled to the drill string, wherein the transmitter is to provide an electromagnetic signal to the reception antenna; and
an interception determination module to monitor the electromagnetic signal received by the reception antenna, and to determine interception of a casing surrounding a second well by a first well, by examining values associated with a magnitude of the electromagnetic signal obtained during rotation of the drill string within the first well, and obtained at multiple depths within the first well; wherein examining the values comprises comparing the magnitude of the electromagnetic signal at different azimuthal locations of reception and at different depths to a respective selected range of an average of the magnitudes of the electromagnetic signals at the different azimuthal locations of reception and at the different depths; and determining the interception when at least one magnitude of the electromagnetic signal at the different azimuthal locations of reception or at the different depths is within the respective selected range, based on the comparison.

US Pat. No. 10,508,525

DEGRADABLE DOWNHOLE TOOLS AND\OR COMPONENTS THEREOF, METHOD OF HYDRAULIC FRACTURING USING SUCH TOOLS OR COMPONENTS, AND METHOD OF MAKING SUCH TOOLS OR COMPONENTS

Bubbletight, LLC, Needvi...

36. A method of using a lapped tool or component in a downhole application, comprising:providing a lapped tool or component in a downhole environment, wherein the lapped tool or component is exposed to fluid, and wherein the lapped tool or component is at least partially coated with a lapped coating.

US Pat. No. 10,508,522

AUTOMATIC SUCKER ROD SPACING DEVICE AND METHODS OF USING SAME

TRC Services, Inc., The ...

27. A method of controlling a downhole pump in a well having a plunger reciprocated on a rod string by a surface pumping unit in a barrel of the downhole pump, the method comprising:connecting an adjustable spacing with a first connection to the rod string and a second connection to the surface pumping unit;
measuring, with a sensor, a parameter in relation to the reciprocation of the rod string;
determining an automatic adjustment to a depth of the plunger in the barrel based on the measured parameter; and
actuating the adjustable spacing between the first and second connections automatically in response to the determined adjustment.

US Pat. No. 10,508,509

DEVICES FOR CONTINUOUS MUD-CIRCULATION DRILLING SYSTEMS

SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY C...

1. A method for continuous mud circulation during a drilling operation, comprising:delivering a first flow of drilling mud to and through a blowout preventer via a drill string and a wellbore;
delivering a second flow of drilling mud to and through the blowout preventer, wherein the second flow is delivered to the blowout preventer through an alternative line and not via the drill string;
stopping the first flow of the drilling mud;
adding or removing a tubular to or from the drill string after the first flow of drilling mud is stopped and while continuously delivering the second flow of drilling mud, wherein adding or removing the tubular comprises:
decoupling a rotating control device from the blowout preventer;
detachably coupling the rotating control device with a drag device;wherein detachably coupling the rotating control device with the drag device comprises detachably coupling a finger of the drag device with the rotating control device; andraising or lowering the rotating control device with the drag device coupled therewith.

US Pat. No. 10,508,504

REDUNDANT, ADAPTABLE SLIP RING

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A slip-ring interface, comprising:a first section;
a first controller coupled to the first section;
a second section rotationally independent from the first section;
a second controller coupled to the second section;
a first conductor path between the first section and the second section, the first conductor path selectively associated with a first signal type by the first and second controllers;
a second conductor path between the first section and the second section, the second conductor path selectively associated with a second signal type by the first and second controllers;
a third conductor path between the first section and the second section, the third conductor path selectively associated with the first signal type by the first and second controllers; and
a fourth conductor path between the first section and the second section, the fourth conductor path selectively associated with the second signal type by the first and second controllers.

US Pat. No. 10,508,499

REAMER

SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY C...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,498

HAMMER REAMER FOR EXPANDING A PILOT BORE

1. A horizontal back reaming assembly configured to enlarge a pilot bore in a substrate, the assembly comprising:a hammer assembly comprising a pneumatic hammer piston, wherein the pneumatic hammer piston is configured to percussively cycle within the hammer assembly when exposed to a pneumatic motive force such that the pneumatic hammer piston translates back and forth between a forward stroke position and a rear stroke position;
a back reaming tool configured to expand the pilot bore as the horizontal back reaming assembly is retracted through the pilot bore; and
a chuck bit comprising an impact surface, wherein the chuck bit mechanically engages the hammer assembly to the back reaming tool such that the impact surface of the chuck bit is positioned to be struck by the pneumatic hammer piston when the pneumatic hammer piston percussively cycles;
wherein, when the horizontal back reaming assembly is retracted through the pilot bore, the hammer assembly and the chuck bit precede the back reaming tool; and
wherein, when the pneumatic hammer piston strikes the impact surface of the chuck bit, the horizontal back reaming assembly vibrates.

US Pat. No. 10,508,497

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REAMING WELL BORE SURFACES NEARER THE CENTER OF DRIFT

Extreme Technologies, LLC...

1. An apparatus for increasing the diameter of a well bore, comprising:two reamers, each having a plurality of cutting blades extending a distance radially outwardly from an outer surface of each reamer, wherein, in an order counter to a direction of rotation, a first cutting blade extends a first distance and each additional cutting blade extends an equal or greater distance than the preceding cutting blade, wherein the plurality of blades of a first reamer do not overlap the plurality of blades of a second reamer;
wherein the plurality of cutting blades of each reamer are angularly displaced from the plurality of cutting blades of each other reamer.

US Pat. No. 10,508,491

RETAINING DEVICE FOR AN OPERATING MEMBER OF A WINDOW SHADE AND WINDOW SHADE USING THE SAME

Teh Yor Co., Ltd., New T...

18. A retaining device for an operating member of a window shade, comprising:a casing having an opening and a first hole;
a sliding part having a first and a second inner cavity and a second hole, the sliding part being slidably assembled with the casing and movable between a first and a second position, wherein the sliding part in the first position occludes the opening of the casing and has the first inner cavity exposed for insertion of an operating member of a window shade, and the sliding part in the second position has the first inner cavity retracted toward an interior of the casing while the second inner cavity overlaps with the opening of the casing for facilitating travel of an operating member of a window shade through the opening and the second inner cavity;
a spring respectively connected with the sliding part and the casing, the spring being operable to urge the sliding part to move toward the first position; and
a fastener positionable through the first and second holes to lock the sliding part in the second position, the first and second holes being nonoverlapping when the sliding part is in the first position.

US Pat. No. 10,508,489

WINDOW CONTROL DEVICE HAVING EXTERIOR PHOTODIODE SENSORS

King Fahd University of P...

1. A smart window control device comprising:a first photodiode sensor disposed on an exterior surface of one or more electrochromic smart windows to measure an amount of direct solar radiation,
a second photodiode sensor disposed on an exterior surface of the one or more electrochromic smart windows to measure an amount of diffuse solar radiation,
a controller having a processor with circuitry configured to
establish a representative model of one or more building zones based on occupancy, construction, lighting, or cooling properties of a building,
implement a lighting control strategy for the one or more building zones based on the representative model or one or more user preferences input at a first user interface screen of an external device,
control automatic operations of the one or more electrochromic smart windows by varying, in discrete steps, a voltage applied to a stack of electrochromic coating layers based on trigger points associated with the lighting control strategy and measures of the beam solar irradiation and the diffuse solar irradiation measured at the one or more electrochromic smart windows by the first and second sensors, respectively, and
determine with the circuitry a performance level of the lighting control strategy for the one or more building zones based on one or more predetermined financial metrics that include a comparison of total building energy consumption to a threshold,
wherein the circuitry is further configured to determine a comfort score and an energy savings score indicating a relative importance of visual comfort and energy savings for the one or more building zones based on the representative model of the one or more building zones or the one or more user preferences,
wherein the circuitry is further configured to implement a daylight control strategy as the lighting control strategy when the energy savings score is greater than an energy savings threshold or the comfort score is lower than a visual comfort threshold, and
wherein the circuitry is further configured to implement a solar control strategy or a glare control strategy as the lighting control strategy when the energy savings score is less than or equal to an energy savings threshold and the comfort score is greater than or equal to a visual comfort threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,508,487

DIMMING SYSTEM

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A light adjustment system, comprising:a light transmissive member;
a light adjustment device disposed so as to face the light transmissive member, the light adjustment device applying a voltage so as to cause a change in transmittance of light;
a drive device that drives the light adjustment device; and
a support having a frame shape in conformity with an outer shape of the light transmissive member, the support supporting the light transmissive member and the light adjustment device,
a part of the support including (i) a containing section that contains at least a part of the drive device, the containing section having an opening and (ii) an opening and closing section that openably and closably covers the opening,
the opening and closing section being provided on a part of a surface of the support,
the light adjustment system being a light adjustment window, the light transmissive member being a window main body, and the support being a frame,
the light adjustment window being a movable window having meeting stiles which are in contact with each other when the light adjustment window is closed,
the frame including a first frame and a second frame each of which is in a frame shape,
the first frame and the second frame being each slidable inside the window frame, the first frame and the second frame having the respective meeting stiles,
the window main body including a first window main body supported by the first frame and a second window main body supported by the second frame,
the light adjustment device including (i) a first light adjustment device disposed so as to face the first window main body and (ii) a second light adjustment device disposed so as to face the second window main body,
the opening and closing section being provided on a part of a surface of one of the meeting stiles of the first and second frames which surface is opposite to a surface of the one of the meeting stiles which surface is in contact with the other of the meeting stiles,
the meeting stiles of the first and second frames including respective connection sections which are connected to each other,
the connection section of the one of the meeting stiles, on which one the opening and closing section is provided, being connected to the drive device, and
when the light adjustment window is closed, the connecting sections being electrically connected to each other, so that the first light adjustment device and the second light adjustment device are driven by the drive device.

US Pat. No. 10,508,485

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

FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,483

EJECTION DEVICE FOR A MOVABLE FURNITURE PART

Julius Blum GmbH, Hoechs...

1. An ejection device for moving a movable furniture part, the ejection device comprising:a carrier,
an ejection element for ejecting the movable furniture part from a closed position into an open position along an ejection path,
an ejection force storage member force-actuating the ejection element in the opening direction of the movable furniture part, the ejection force storage member engaging both the carrier and the ejection element, and
a tensioning device for tensioning the ejection force storage member, the tensioning device including a tensioning element to be coupled to the movable furniture part, and a movement transmission element between the tensioning element and the ejection element, the tensioning element and the ejection element being configured to be moved in opposite directions in a coupled manner by the movement transmission element when the ejection force storage member is tensioned,
the ejection element, the movement transmission element, and the tensioning element being moveable together relative to the carrier at least over a first part of the ejection path,
a retrieving device for moving the tensioning element in a retrieved position, the retrieving device including a retrieving element configured to be coupled to the tensioning element, and a retrieving force storage member force-actuating the retrieving element, and
wherein the retrieving element is integrally formed with the movement transmission element.

US Pat. No. 10,508,481

ENERGY EFFICIENT AND POWER VERSATILE ELECTRO-PERMANENT MAGNET SYSTEM FOR USE IN A DOOR HOLDER UNIT

1. An energy efficient and power versatile electro-permanent magnet system for use in a door holder unit for maintaining a door in an open position under no power by magnetically attracting and holding an attractive plate in a plate fixture attracted to said door with said attractive plate and said door released by application of a pulsed current, comprising:an electro-permanent magnet containing:
a core having an inner and outer pole piece, and an end piece that connects the inner and outer pole pieces to close one end, leaving the other open;
a permanent magnet inside said core that is radially poled from said inner to said outer pole piece; wherein the magnetic flux from said permanent magnet can follow a first direction toward said end piece of said core, or in a second direction toward the open end of said core
a control coil inside said core between said inner and said outer pole pieces, and wound about said inner pole piece;
and a pulsed capacitor power and control method for sending a pulsed current to said control coil with said method being power versatile;
where when said attractive plate in the plate fixture is near said open end of said core, the magnetic force from the magnetic flux of said permanent magnet toward the said open end of said core attracts said attractive plate and magnetically latches said attractive plate to said open end of said core with a first magnetic force; or
when said attractive plate in the plate fixture is near the open end of said core and said pulsed capacitor power and control method sends a pulsed current to said control coil in a first direction, the magnetic force from the magnetic flux of said permanent magnet toward the open end of said core is increased to attract said attractive plate and magnetically latch said attractive plate to said open end of said core with a second magnetic force higher than said first magnetic force;
where when said attractive plate in the plate fixture is magnetically latched to said core, when said pulsed capacitor power and control method sends a pulse current to said control coil in a second direction, the magnetic flux from the permanent magnet is directed away from said attractive plate and toward the closed end of said core, to reduce the magnetic force that is latching said attractive plate in the plate fixture, whereby said attractive plate in the plate fixture maybe pulled away from said core with little force;
thus to produce an energy efficient and power versatile electro-permanent magnet system by holding open said door under no power and releasing said door with said pulsed current.

US Pat. No. 10,508,475

MOTOR VEHICLE LOCK

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,468

DOOR LOCK CHASSIS ASSEMBLY

Schlage Lock Company LLC,...

1. An apparatus for a door lock chassis assembly, comprising:a housing;
an actuation mechanism rotatably mounted to the housing and configured to be coupled with a handle;
a biasing element engaged between the actuation mechanism and the housing, the biasing element configured to provide a biasing force urging the actuation mechanism toward a neutral position corresponding to an unactuated position of the handle; and
a damper engaged between the biasing element and at least one of the actuation mechanism and the housing, wherein the damper is configured to absorb an impact force imparted against the damper by the biasing element as the actuation mechanism is rotatably displaced from a rotated position that corresponds to an actuated position of the handle to the neutral position and thereby provide a cushion between the biasing element and the at least one of the actuation mechanism and the housing; and
wherein the biasing element includes a first arm and a second arm, wherein the actuation mechanism is positioned to press against and displace the first arm as the actuation mechanism is rotatably displaced from the neutral position to the rotated position, and wherein the first arm and the second arm are shaped and positioned to be displaced into direct contact with the damper as the biasing element returns the actuation mechanism to the neutral position.

US Pat. No. 10,508,463

SWIMMING POOL DEBRIS SCREENING ASSEMBLY

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,458

TILE ALIGNMENT AND LEVELING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR USING SAME

1. A tile leveling and aligning system, comprising:a tile leveling and aligning device comprising a main body further comprising a base portion integrally coupled to a stem portion, the base portion adapted for engaging a bottom surface of a number of tiles to be leveled and aligned, the stem portion projecting upwards from the base portion and having one or more spacer legs extending transversely from a center aperture of the stem portion, the one or more spacer legs having a series of external threads integrally formed on an outer face of the one or more spacer legs, the one or more spacer legs dividing the base portion into equal sized areas of common shape, each of the equal sized areas adapted to receive a corner of one of the tiles to be leveled and aligned, the one or more spacer legs defining a joint width between adjacent tiles to be leveled and aligned,
a horizontal leveling device for engaging a top surface of the number of tiles to be horizontally leveled and aligned, the horizontal leveling device adapted and configured to engage the series of external threads integrally formed on the outer face of the one or more spacer legs formed on the outer face of the one or more spacer legs extending transversely from a center aperture of the stem portion of the tile leveling and aligning device, the engagement resulting in a single connected assembly comprising the tile leveling and aligning device, the horizontal leveling device and the number of tiles to be leveled and aligned, and
a vertical leveling hand device adapted for imparting a vertical force on a substrate beneath the number of tiles to be leveled and aligned, the vertical force causing the single connected assembly to be driven upwards away from the substrate resulting in a vertical alignment of the tiles to be leveled and aligned.

US Pat. No. 10,508,457

PANEL WITH COMPLIMENTARY LOCKING ELEMENTS

1. A panel comprising at least one pair of complementary locking means at mutually opposite panel edges, wherein the locking means are in the form of positively locking holding profiles with a locking groove and with a complementary locking tongue respectively, wherein at least at the edge of one of the holding profiles a surface of the panel has an edge break portion, with the proviso that the holding profile which is provided with the edge break portion is provided with an upper contact surface beneath the edge break portion and the complementary holding profile is provided with a complementary upper contact surface which is arranged substantially parallel thereto, and wherein a butt joint can be produced by the two contact surfaces in contact with each other, wherein the butt joint is inclined relative to the panel surface and for that purpose one of the contact surfaces is associated with the tongue and is inclined downwardly in a direction of a free end of the tongue in question and the complementary upper contact surface is associated with the groove and is inclined downwardly in a direction of a bottom of the groove in question, wherein the complementary holding profiles are so designed that they can be positively lockingly connected by a pivotal movement, wherein a closed butt joint can be produced at the panel surface of two connected panel edges, with the proviso that a first range end of a scope for movement is defined by the two contact surfaces in contact with each other, and more specifically for a movement of the panel edges relative to each other and in a direction of movement which is both perpendicular to the positively lockingly connected panel edges and also parallel to the plane of the connected panels, wherein each of the holding profiles has a respective lower abutment surface which are then spaced from each other at the maximum when the upper contact surfaces are in contact with each other and the butt joint is closed, wherein the maximum spacing between the lower abutment surfaces measures the size of the scope for movement and wherein the lower abutment surfaces when they are in contact with each other define a second range end of the scope for movement in which second range end the butt joint is open and there is a spacing between the upper contact surfaces so that one of the upper contact surfaces is movable vertically relative to the other upper contact surface, wherein the locking groove has a horizontal support surface and a region that rises non-perpendicularly from the horizontal support surface to the upper contact surface of the locking groove and a curved transition joins the upper contact surface of the locking groove to the region that rises.

US Pat. No. 10,508,447

SEALING COVER FOR CONCRETE ANCHOR

PRECISION-HAYES INTERNATI...

1. A cover for sealing a concrete anchor, the concrete anchor including a flange, a nose portion, a button portion, and a bore extending through the flange, the bore defining an axis and the flange having a button side and a nose side, the cover comprising:a button-side cover portion configured to cover the button portion of the concrete anchor;
a nose-side cover portion configured to cover the nose portion of the concrete anchor; and
at least one latch for coupling the button-side cover portion to the nose-side cover portion with the flange disposed between the button-side cover portion and the nose-side cover portion;
wherein the button-side cover portion and the nose-side cover portion are moveable between a first position in which the button-side cover portion is released from the nose-side cover portion so as to receive the concrete anchor therebetween and a second position in which the button-side cover portion and the nose-side cover portion are coupled together via the at least one latch with the concrete anchor therebetween, so as encapsulate the button portion and the nose portion of the concrete anchor; and
wherein the button-side cover portion includes a sealing member forming a liquid-tight bond between the button-side cover portion and the portion of the concrete anchor proximate the button side of the flange, wherein the nose-side cover portion includes another sealing member forming a liquid-tight bond between the nose-side cover portion and the portion of the concrete anchor proximate the nose side of the flange.

US Pat. No. 10,508,441

DEMOUNTABLE WALL SYSTEM

Krueger International, In...

1. A demountable modular wall system for use in a building having a floor and a ceiling, comprising:a series of individual panels each having a first side, a second side, a top end, and a bottom end, a movement direction being defined perpendicularly from the bottom end to the top end;
a height adjustment mechanism that is positioned between the bottom end of one of the individual panels and the floor, the height adjustment mechanism having a mounting bracket with a first member flange and a second member flange that together sandwich the bottom end of the one of the individual panels, wherein the height adjustment mechanism includes a receiving cylinder that threadingly engages with a first member, the first member threadingly engaging with a second member positioned between the first member and the floor, wherein the first member is moveable relative to the receiving cylinder in the movement direction such that rotation of the first member selectively adjusts the height of the one of the individual panels; and
an upper trim positioned between the top end of each of the individual panels and the ceiling and a lower trim positioned between the bottom end of each of the individual panels and the floor, wherein the upper and lower trim are stationary relative to the individual panels.

US Pat. No. 10,508,431

CLEAR DRUM COVERS FOR PLUMBING TOOLS

RIDGE TOOL COMPANY, Elyr...

1. In combination with a drum type drain cleaner including a rotatable drum and a flexible drain cleaning cable that can be selectively advanced or retracted relative to the drum, a cover configured to generally enclose the drum and at least a portion of the drain cleaning cable, wherein the cover is clear or sufficiently transparent for enabling viewing of the drain cleaning cable through the cover.

US Pat. No. 10,508,430

STORMWATER DRAIN INSERTS

New Pig Corporation, Tip...

1. A stormwater drain insert comprising:a peripheral frame;
a top bib comprising water permeable fabric, an outer peripheral edge supported by the peripheral frame, and an opening inside the peripheral frame;
a sediment bag comprising water permeable fabric extending downward from the top bib and having a top rim adjacent to the opening of the top bib;
an overhanging ring extending from the top bib laterally inward from the top rim of the sediment bag defining an overhang distance; and
at least one overflow port in a sidewall of the sediment bag located vertically below the overhanging ring.

US Pat. No. 10,508,408

ATTACHMENT SYSTEM FOR A WORK VEHICLE IMPLEMENT

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. An attachment system for a work vehicle implement, comprising:an implement attachment assembly, comprising:
a receiver assembly configured to couple to a connector assembly of an arm of a work vehicle; and
a support structure coupled to the receiver assembly, wherein the support structure comprises a first mounting feature configured to engage a first corresponding mounting feature extending downwardly from a bottom surface of the work vehicle, and a second mounting feature configured to engage a second corresponding mounting feature extending downwardly from the bottom surface of the work vehicle;
wherein the first and second mounting features of the support structure are spaced apart from one another along a longitudinal axis relative to a direction of travel of the work vehicle, and the first and second mounting features of the support structure are configured to substantially block horizontal and vertical movement of the support structure relative to the work vehicle via engagement with the first and second corresponding mounting features of the work vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,508,407

FRONT LOADER

1. A front loader (10) for a tractor, comprising at least one front loader lift arm (12) and a parking stand device (28) mounted on the lift arm (12) for parking the front loader (10) on a support surface, wherein the parking stand device (28) comprises an elongate parking support (30), which is vertically pivotally mounted at its forward end to a lower region of the front loader lift arm (12) and can be pivoted between raised operating position (P1), wherein it extends upwardly from its lower end in close adjacent relationship to the lift arm (12), and into a parked position (P2), wherein it extends rearwardly from its forward end and includes a rear end in contact with the support surface; the parking stand device (28) further comprises a locking brace (32), which is pivotally attached at one end to the front loader lift arm (12) at a location spaced upwardly from the forward end of the parking support (30), and detent elements including a first set (42) and (44) extending lengthwise along, and mounted to, the parking support (30), the detent elements including a second set (60 and 62) attached to a free end of the locking brace (32), with the first and second sets of detent elements being assigned to one another and can be brought into engagement with one another, whereby the second set of detent elements carried by the locking brace (32) can be snapped into the first set of detent elements carried by the parking support at selected multiple positions along the locking brace (32) for supporting the front loader; and the second set of detent elements (60 and 62) defining a portion of a locking carriage (58), with the locking carriage being swivelably hinged to the free end of the locking brace (32).

US Pat. No. 10,508,406

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INSTALLING AND STABILIZING A PIER

Tella Firma, LLC, Richar...

1. A lifting mechanism disposed on a pier for lifting a slab foundation above ground; the lifting mechanism comprising:a lifting bolt;
apparatus configured to restrict lateral displacement of the pier when a torque is applied to the lifting bolt to raise the slab foundation; and
a plate connected to the apparatus using a connection configured to break under a predetermined load, wherein the plate is threaded to receive the lifting bolt.

US Pat. No. 10,508,402

GROUND ANCHOR OF WHICH STRESS CAN BE SELF-DIAGNOSED, AND CONSTRUCTION METHOD THEREFOR

SOILTECH Korea Co., Ltd.,...

1. An existing stress self-diagnosis ground anchor comprising:a bond length part positioned at a predetermined depth of a boring hole excavated from a target surface of a ground;
a head portion positioned around the target surface;
a tensile material configured to connect the bond length part and the head portion in a state of receiving tension and installed to transfer bonding force of the bond length part to a structure;
a displacement measurement member having one end fixed at a predetermined position of the bond length part and the other end positioned in a form of a free end on the head portion and installed to recognize a relative displacement of the head portion with respect to the bond length part; and
a comparison marker formed to compare a reference position of the head portion and a position of the other end of the displacement measurement member,
wherein the comparison marker includes:
a cap configured to surround the other end of the displacement measurement member and attached to the head portion, and
a detachable portion formed to be detachable from the head portion via force generated while the other end of the displacement measurement member contacts and pushes the detachable portion.

US Pat. No. 10,508,394

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

CHONGQING UNIVERSITY, Ch...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,386

TEXTILE MATERIAL AND PROCESS FOR OBTAINING THE SAME

Sri Lanka Institute of Na...

1. A modified textile material consisting of textile material and Hydroxyapatite, wherein the Hydroxyapatite is coated on the textile material and is in sol form.

US Pat. No. 10,508,384

TOP OF AN APPLIANCE FOR DRYING LAUNDRY PROVIDING DRYING AIR RECIRCULATION AND MOISTURE CONDENSATION

Electrolux Home Products ...

1. A top adapted to match and close from above a cabinet of a laundry drying appliance, the top being formed as a ready-to-mount part ready to be mounted to the cabinet, the top comprising lateral walls, an upper worktop surface, and a bottom surface and forming a moisture condensing module for dehydrating drying air used to dry laundry within a drying drum of the laundry drying appliance, the top having:a drying air inlet,
a drying air outlet,
fluid passageways defined thereinside from said drying air inlet to said drying air outlet for the passage of the drying air to be dehydrated, and
a moisture condenser arranged inside said fluid passageways,
wherein the moisture condenser comprises a heat pump evaporator fluidly coupled or couplable to a compressor body by means of a pipe, wherein an upper portion of said compressor body is attached to the bottom surface of the top below the upper worktop surface of the top, and a lower portion of the compressor body extends from the bottom surface of the top to a lower end of the compressor body, wherein the lower end of the compressor body hangs freely below the bottom surface; and
a heat pump condenser downstream of said heat pump evaporator.

US Pat. No. 10,508,379

HIGH TEMPERATURE DRYER DOOR SEALS AND RELATED METHODS

Felters of South Carolina...

1. A high temperature dryer door seal comprising:an outer substrate forming an interior cavity, the outer substrate being deformable upon compression and having a shape to provide a tight seal between a dryer door and a bulkhead of a dryer; and
a heat resistant coating disposed within the interior cavity of the outer substrate that expands at temperatures above an activation temperature, the outer substrate comprising a polymer that has a melting point below the activation temperature at which the heat resistant coating is activated.

US Pat. No. 10,508,378

VIBRATION-DAMPING COMPONENT OF WASHING MACHINE

QINGDAO HAIER WASHING MAC...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,377

LAUNDRY TREATING APPLIANCE WITH AN ADJUSTABLE HEIGHT LIFTER

Whirlpool Corporation, B...

1. A laundry treating appliance comprising:a drum having an inner surface at least partially defining a treating chamber and an end with an opening to define an access opening to the treating chamber; and
a lifter extending from the inner surface inwardly into the treating chamber and having an adjustable element rotatably mounted to the lifter and rotating between first and second positions, the adjustable element having first and second profiles and a maximum projection;
wherein when the adjustable element is in the first position, the first profile provides the lifter with a first effective height defined by the maximum projection, and when the adjustable element is in the second position, the second profile provides the lifter with a second effective height, which is less than the first effective height, and further wherein the maximum projection is at least one of flush with a sidewall of the lifter or received within an interior of the lifter when the adjustable element is in the second position.

US Pat. No. 10,508,373

EMBROIDERED ARTICLE

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. An article, the article comprising:a base layer; and
a first strand embroidered with the base layer,
wherein the first strand is embroidered with the base layer at a first embroidered area,
wherein at least one of the first strand and a second strand are embroidered with the base layer at a second embroidered area,
wherein the first embroidered area has a first degree of a mechanical property,
wherein the second embroidered area has a second degree of the mechanical property that is different than the first degree of the mechanical property, and
wherein the base layer includes at least one yarn, and wherein the at least one yarn includes a thermoplastic polymer material.

US Pat. No. 10,508,367

BINARY ENCODING OF SENSORS IN TEXTILE STRUCTURES

North Carolina State Univ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,365

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PRODUCING A SEMICONDUCTOR LAYER

NexWafe GmbH, Freiburg (...

1. A method for producing a semiconductor layer (3), comprising the following steps:A producing a separating layer (2) at a carrier substrate (1);
B applying a semiconductor layer (3) on the separating layer (2);
C detaching the semiconductor layer (3) from the carrier substrate;
wherein
in method step A the separating layer (2) is produced in a manner covering at least a processing side of the carrier substrate over a whole area,
in method step B the semiconductor layer (3) is applied in a manner covering the separating layer (2) at least at the processing side over the whole area and in a manner at least partly overlapping one or more edge sides (5a, 5b) of the carrier substrate, and
between method steps B and C, in a method step C0, removing regions of the semiconductor layer (3) which overlap the one or more edge sides.

US Pat. No. 10,508,362

SUBSTRATE MOUNTING MEMBER, WAFER PLATE, AND SIC EPITAXIAL SUBSTRATE MANUFACTURING METHOD

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A substrate mounting member for mounting a SiC substrate for epitaxial growth, comprising:a wafer plate including a member having a SiC polycrystal coat covering said member, said member having a counterbore with said SiC polycrystal coat extending along a side wall of said member defining said counterbore and along a surface of said member defining a bottom surface of said counterbore; and
a supporting plate having a size in relation to a size of said counterbore in plan view of said member such that said supporting plate is configured to be placed directly on said SiC polycrystal coat that extends along said bottom surface of said counterbore, said supporting plate including no SiC polycrystal and having a surface serving as a SiC substrate placing surface onto which said SiC substrate that is received into said counterbore is directly placed, the surface being on the side opposite to a surface in contact with said SiC polycrystal coat that extends along said bottom surface of said counterbore,
wherein a thickness h [mm] of said supporting plate is 0.08 mm or less and satisfies an expression h4?3 pa4(1?v2){(5+v)/(1+v)}/16E when a force applied to a unit area of said supporting plate by a self-weight of said supporting plate and by said SiC substrate placed directly on said SiC substrate placing surface is represented as p [N/mm2], a radius of said supporting plate as a [mm], a Poisson's ratio as v and a Young's modulus as E [MPa].

US Pat. No. 10,508,358

PROCESS FOR FORMING A TRANSITION ZONE TERMINATED SUPERCONFORMAL FILLING

GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED ...

1. A process for forming a transition zone terminated superconformal filling in a recess of a substrate by electrodepositing metal, the process comprising:providing an electrodeposition composition comprising:
a metal electrolyte comprising a plurality of metal ions and a solvent; and
a suppressor disposed in the solvent;
providing the substrate comprising:
a field surface; and
the recess disposed in the substrate, the recess comprising a distal position and a proximate position relative to the field surface of the substrate;
exposing the recess to the electrodeposition composition;
potentiodynamically controlling an electric potential of the recess with a potential wave form;
bifurcating the recess into an active metal deposition region and a passive region in response to potentiodynamically controlling the electric potential;
forming, in response to bifurcating the recess, a transition zone at an interface of the active metal deposition region and the passive region;
decreasing the electric potential of the recess by the potential wave form;
progressively moving the transition zone closer to the field surface and away from the distal position in response to decreasing the electric potential; and
reducing the metal ions to form metal and depositing the metal in the active metal deposition region and not in the passive region to form the transition zone terminated superconformal filling in the recess of the substrate, the transition zone terminated superconformal filling being:
void-free,
disposed in the recess in the active metal deposition region from the distal position to the transition zone,
comprising a v-notch, and
absent in the passive region between the proximate position and the transition zone,
wherein the electrodeposition composition has an S-shaped negative differential resistance cyclic voltammogram.

US Pat. No. 10,508,357

METHOD OF FILLING THROUGH-HOLES TO REDUCE VOIDS AND OTHER DEFECTS

Rohm and Haas Electronic ...

1. A method comprising:a) providing a printed circuit board with a plurality of through-holes comprising a layer of electroless copper, copper flash or combinations thereof on a surface of the printed circuit board and walls of the plurality of through-holes, wherein the through-holes have diameters of 75-125 ?m and wherein the printed circuit board is 200 ?m to 300 ?m thick;
b) immersing the printed circuit board in a copper electroplating bath comprising an anode; and
c) filling the through-holes with copper by a direct current cycle consisting of applying direct current and a first current density for a first predetermined period of time, wherein the first current density ranges from 1 ASD to 5 ASD, followed by turning off the direct current and the first current density for a second predetermined period of time, wherein the second predetermined period of time is from 0.5 minutes to 10 minutes, and then turning on the direct current and applying a lower second current density for a third predetermined period of time, wherein the lower second current density ranges from 0.5 ASD to 3 ASD and wherein the first current density is higher than the lower second current density and the first predetermined period of time is shorter than the third predetermined period of time in the direct current cycle.

US Pat. No. 10,508,354

FEEDER CAPABLE OF FEEDING ANODE AND PLATING APPARATUS

EBARA CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. A feeder capable of feeding an anode for use in plating a substrate, the feeder comprising:a main body portion which is configured to be disposed on substantially an entire periphery of an outer periphery of the anode;
a spring which is disposed in the main body portion and configured to apply a first force to the main body portion in a direction from the main body portion toward a region surrounded by the main body portion; and
a fastening portion which is configured to dispose the spring in at least one of two end portions of the main body portion in an outer peripheral direction of the region,
wherein the two end portions extend in a direction away from the region,
the fastening portion comprises two end portions and a shaft which connects the two end portions of the fastening portion,
the shaft passes through the spring and the two end portions of the main body portion,
the spring and the two end portions of the main body portion are disposed between the two end portions of the fastening portion,
the spring are not disposed between the two end portions of the main body portion, and
the spring is configured to apply a second force to the two end portions of the main body portion to bring the two end portions of the main body portion close to each other so as to apply the first force to the main body portion,
wherein the feeder comprises a conductor which can be disposed on an outer periphery of the anode, and the conductor is a belt-shaped band, wherein the main body portion can be disposed on substantially an entire periphery of an outer periphery of the conductor.

US Pat. No. 10,508,351

LAYER-BY-LAYER DEPOSITION USING HYDROGEN

Lam Research Corporation,...

1. A method of depositing a solid material on a substrate, the method comprising:(a) forming a layer or a partial layer of hydrogen on a surface of the substrate, wherein forming the layer or partial layer of hydrogen comprises reducing hydrogen on the surface of the substrate by contacting the surface of the substrate with hydrogen radicals; and
(b) contacting the surface of the substrate with a solution comprising an ion of a material, whereby ions of the material and the hydrogen react to produce no more than about a monolayer of the material on the surface of the substrate to produce a layer or a partial layer of the material on the surface of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,508,345

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

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,343

ETCHING METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An etching device comprising:a radiation source to apply a radiation to an etching aqueous solution;
an etching bath to hold the etching aqueous solution to be irradiated with the radiation from the radiation source provided outside the etching bath through a radiation window provided at an upper portion of the etching bath;
a first catalyst layer being different from the etching aqueous solution and provided in the etching bath in such a manner that a first surface of the first catalyst layer is in contact with an inner surface of the radiation window and a second surface of the first catalyst layer opposite to the first surface is exposed to the etching aqueous solution in the etching bath; and
a second catalyst layer disposed at an inner sidewall and an inner bottom of the etching bath,
wherein the first catalyst layer is made of titanium oxide (TiO2), the radiation window is made of an insulating material which transmits the radiation, and the radiation is irradiated to an outer surface of the radiation window which is opposite to the inner surface of the radiation window with which the first catalyst is in contact.

US Pat. No. 10,508,341

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR PULSED PHOTO-EXCITED DEPOSITION AND ETCH

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...

1. A substrate processing system, comprising:a processing chamber having a substrate support disposed therein;
a gas supply coupled to the processing chamber;
a thermal heating source disposed above the substrate support;
a laser source disposed adjacent to a sidewall of the processing chamber between the thermal heating source and the substrate support; and
a controller employing computer program code configured to control the substrate processing system to perform operations of:
providing, from the gas supply, a precursor gas mixture comprising a deposition precursor gas and an etch precursor gas;
selecting thermal energy from the thermal heating source to cause thermal decomposition of the deposition precursor gas, wherein the thermal energy alone is below a minimum energy required for pyrolysis of the etch precursor gas in the precursor gas mixture;
subjecting the precursor gas mixture to the thermal energy from the thermal heating source to deposit a material; and
after depositing the material, emitting, from the laser source, laser energy at a wavelength and power level selected to activate molecules in the etch precursor gas of the precursor gas mixture, the laser energy and the thermal energy together resulting in at least photolytic dissociation of the etch precursor gas occurring faster than decomposition of the deposition precursor gas to etch a portion of the material.

US Pat. No. 10,508,318

METHOD FOR THERMALLY TREATING RING-SHAPED MEMBER

NTN CORPORATION, Osaka (...

1. A heat treatment method for a ring-shaped member, the heat treatment method comprising a heating step of sequentially and inductively heating a plurality of ring-shaped members to a target temperature by energizing a heating coil elongated more than each of the plurality of ring-shaped members, which are made of steel and retained coaxially with each other, while relatively moving the plurality of ring-shaped members and the heating coil in an axial direction of each of the plurality of ring-shaped members,the heating step comprising:
an output increasing step of increasing an output of the heating coil each time a number of the ring-shaped members present in an opposing region of the heating coil increases by one; and
an output decreasing step of decreasing the output of the heating coil each time the number of the ring-shaped members present in the opposing region of the heating coil decreases by one.

US Pat. No. 10,508,315

BURNER-LANCE UNIT

PRIMETALS TECHNOLOGIES AU...

1. A burner-lance unit for a furnace, for melting metal, the unit comprising:at least two gas connections into the furnace;
a burner tube extending into the furnace and a lance tube extending into the furnace, the lance tube is arranged concentrically within the burner tube;
each of the burner tube and the lance tube having a respective gas inlet end and a gas outlet end;
a de Laval nozzle and a screwed connection for releasably connecting the de Laval nozzle to the lance tube;
a cooling tube in which the burner tube is arranged concentrically;
a burner nozzle of the burner tube encompassed by the cooling tube and a screwed connection releasably connecting the burner nozzle to the burner tube;
a cooling tube having cooling medium passages, and at least two cooling-medium connections to which the cooling-medium passages are connected;
projections on an outside diameter of the burner nozzle configured for, and retaining the burner tube in the cooling tube; and
projections on an outside diameter of the de Laval nozzle configured for, and retaining the lance tube in the burner tube;
wherein the screwed connection between the burner tube and the burner nozzle comprises a first male thread arranged on the burner nozzle and extending concentrically around a longitudinal axis of the lance tube, and a first female thread arranged on the burner tube and interacting with the first male thread, and
the screwed connection between the lance tube and the de Laval nozzle comprises a second male thread arranged on the de Laval nozzle and extending concentrically around the longitudinal axis of the lance tube, and a second female thread arranged on the lance tube and interacting with the second male thread.

US Pat. No. 10,508,306

BI-DIRECTIONAL SEQUENCING COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS

LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORA...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,305

DNA SEQUENCING AND PROCESSING

1. A method for sequencing a string of oligo-nucleotides, comprising:preparing a template, the template comprising:
a substrate having a plurality of wells; and
a plurality of fragments from a string of oligo-nucleotides attached within the wells,
reading the oligo-nucleotides of the attached fragments; and
processing the read oligo-nucleotides, comprising:
mapping the read oligo-nucleotides along a genome using an alignment method to align the read oligo-nucleotides of each fragment to a reference genome;
detecting redundant fragments; and
sending a termination signal to stop the reading of the redundant fragments responsive to detecting the redundant fragments,
wherein:
the reading and the processing operations are done in a cycle for each oligo-nucleotide of the fragments; and
the redundant fragments include fragments having a threshold number of the same sequentially read oligo-nucleotides with at least one other fragment.

US Pat. No. 10,508,298

METHODS FOR IDENTIFYING A TARGET SITE OF A CAS9 NUCLEASE

President and Fellows of ...

12. A method of selecting a nuclease that specifically cuts a consensus target site from a plurality of nucleases, the method comprising:(a) providing a plurality of candidate nucleases that cut the same consensus sequence;
(b) for each of the candidate nucleases of step (a), identifying a nuclease target site cleaved by the candidate nuclease that differ from the consensus target site using the method of claim 1; and
(c) selecting a nuclease based on the nuclease target site(s) identified in step (b).

US Pat. No. 10,508,296

ENZYMATIC CIRCUITS FOR MOLECULAR SENSORS

Roswell Biotechnologies, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,290

MEANS AND METHODS FOR METHANE PRODUCTION

QVIDJA KRAFT AB, Helsink...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,288

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

Inscripta, Inc., Boulder...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,261

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

Kondoh Industries, Ltd., ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,256

DETERGENT COMPOSITION AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,255

CLEANING COMPOSITION AND CLEANING METHOD

KAKEN TECH CO., LTD., To...

1. A cleaner composition for cleaning an object of cleaning in a white turbid state,the cleaner composition comprising first to fourth organic solvents and water,
wherein the first organic solvent is at least one compound selected from the group consisting of a hydrophobic aromatic compound, a hydrophobic terpene-based compound, and a hydrophobic naphthene-based compound, all of the compounds having a solubility value in water, at a measurement temperature of 20° C., of 10% by weight or less,
the second organic solvent is a hydrophobic monoalcohol compound having a solubility value in water, at a measurement temperature of 20° C., of 10% by weight or less, and the second organic solvent is at least one selected from the group consisting of 1-hexanol, methyl amyl alcohol, 2-ethyl butyl alcohol, methyl isobutyl carbinol, cyclohexanol, 1-heptanol, 2-heptanol, 3-heptanol, 4-heptanol, 2-methylcyclohexanol, benzyl alcohol, 1-octanol, 2-octanol, 2-ethylhexanol, 2-nonanol, diisobutylcarbinol, and 3,5,5-trimethylhexanol,
the third organic solvent is a hydrophilic nitrogen-containing compound and a hydrophilic sulfur-containing compound, or any one of the compounds, both the compounds having a solubility value in water, at a measurement temperature of 20° C., of 50% by weight or greater, and the hydrophilic nitrogen-containing compound is at least one selected from the group consisting of N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone, N-ethyl-2-pyrrolidone, dimethylacetamide, N,N-dimethylformamide, and N,N-diethylformamide,
the fourth organic solvent is a hydrophilic amine compound having a solubility value in water, at a measurement temperature of 20° C., of 50% by weight or greater,
the amount of incorporation of the second organic solvent is adjusted to a value within the range of 3 to 100 parts by weight with respect to 100 parts by weight of the first organic solvent,
the amount of incorporation of the third organic solvent is adjusted to a value within the range of 3 to 100 parts by weight with respect to 100 parts by weight of the first organic solvent,
the amount of the fourth organic solvent is adjusted to a value of below 0.1 parts by weight with respect to 100 parts by weight of the first organic solvent,
the amount of incorporation of water is adjusted to a value within the range of 50 to 3,900 parts by weight with respect to 100 parts by weight of the total amount of the organic solvents, and
when the cleaner composition is subjected to phase separation into an oil phase and an aqueous phase, the water concentration in the oil phase, at a measurement temperature of 25° C., is adjusted to a value of 5% by weight or less.

US Pat. No. 10,508,252

PHOTOLABILE ACETAL AND KETAL COMPOUNDS FOR THE CONTROLLED RELEASE OF ACTIVE VOLATILE CARBONYL COMPOUNDS

Firmenich SA, Geneva (CH...

1. A method for releasing one or more active volatile aldehydes or ketones which comprises:providing a delivery system that includes a compound of formula
whereinR1 and R2 represent simultaneously or independently a hydrogen atom, a C1-18 hydrocarbon group or a C1-18 group that includes one to three oxygen atoms, one to two nitrogen atoms, and/or one sulfur atom, provided that at least one or both of R1 and R2 includes one of the C1-18 groups; wherein R1 and R2 are derived from an active aldehyde or ketone of formula (R1)(R2)C(?O); said aldehyde or ketone having a molecular weight comprised between 80 and 230 g/mol and being a C5-18 compound selected from the group consisting of 1,3-benzodioxol-5-carboxaldehyde, 3-(1,3-benzodioxol-5-yl)-2-methylpropanal, 2,4-decadienal, 2-decenal, 4-decenal, 8-decenal, 9-decenal, 3-(6,6-dimethyl-bicyclo[3.1.1]hept-2-en-2-yl)propanal, 2,4-dimethyl-3-cyclohexene-1-carbaldehyde, 3,5-dimethyl-3-cyclohexene-1-carbaldehyde, 1-(3,3-dimethyl-1-cyclohexyl)-1-ethanone, 5,9-dimethyl-4,8-decadienal, 2,6-dimethyl-5-heptenal, 3,7-dimethyl-2,6-octadienal, 3,7-dimethyloctanal, 3,7-dimethyl-6-octenal, (3,7-dimethyl-6-octenyl)acetaldehyde, 3-dodecenal, 4-dodecenal, 3-ethoxy-4-hydroxybenzaldehyde, 4-ethyl benzaldehyde, 3-(2 and 4-ethylphenyl)-2,2-dimethylpropanal, 2-furancarbaldehyde, 2,4-heptadienal, 4-heptenal, 2-hexenal, 3-hexenal, 2-hexyl-3-phenyl-2-propenal, 2-hydroxybenzaldehyde, 7-hydroxy-3,7-dimethyloctanal, 4-hydroxy-3-methoxybenzaldehyde, 4- and 3-(4-hydroxy-4-methylpentyl)-3-cyclohexene-1-carbaldehyde, 4-isopropylbenzaldehyde, 3-(4-isopropylphenyl)-2-methylpropanal, 2-(4-isopropylphenyl)propanal, (4R)-1-p-menthene-9-carbaldehyde, 6-methoxy-2,6-dimethylheptanal, 8(9)-methoxy-tricyclo[5.2.1.0.(2,6)]decane-3(4)-carbaldehyde, 4-methylbenzaldehyde, 2-(4-methylenecyclohexyl)propanal, 1-methyl-4-(4-methyl-3-pentenyl)-3-cyclohexen-1-carbaldehyde, 4-(4-methyl-3-pentenyl)-3-cyclohexene-1-carbaldehyde, (4-methylphenoxy)acetaldehyde, (4-methylphenyl)acetaldehyde, 3-methyl-5-phenylpentanal, 2-(1-methylpropyl)-1-cyclohexanone, 2,4-nonadienal, 2,6-nonadienal, 2-nonenal, 3-nonenal, 6-nonenal, 8-nonenal, 2-octenal, phenoxyacetaldehyde, phenylacetaldehyde, 3-phenylbutanal, 2-phenylpropanal (hydratropaldehyde), 3-phenyl-2-propenal, 3-(4-tert-butylphenyl)-2-methylpropanal, 3-(4-tert-butylphenyl)propanal, tricyclo[5.2.1.0(2,6)]decane-4-carbaldehyde, exo-tricyclo[5.2.1.0(2,6)]decane-8exo-carbaldehyde, 2,6,6-trimethyl-bicyclo[3.1.1]heptane-3-carbaldehyde, 2,4,6- and 3,5,6-trimethyl-3-cyclohexene-1-carbaldehyde, 2,2,3-trimethyl-3-cyclopentene-1-acetaldehyde, 2,6,10-trimethyl-2,6,9,11-dodecatetraenal, 2,5,6-trimethyl-4-heptenal, 3,5,5-trimethylhexanal, 2,6,10-trimethyl-9-undecenal, 2-undecenal, 10-undecenal or 9-undecenal and their mixtures such as Intreleven aldehyde and Aldehyde Supra, damascenones, damascones, ionones, methyl ionones (such as Iralia® Total, origin: Firmenich SA, Geneva, Switzerland), irones, cyclopentadecanone, 3-methyl-4-cyclopentadecen-1-one, 3-methyl-5-cyclopentadecen-1-one, 3-methyl-1-cyclopentadecanone, 1-(2-aminophenyl)-1-ethanone, 1-(5,5-dimethyl-1-cyclohexen-1-yl)-4-penten-1-one, 1-(3,3-dimethyl-1-cyclohexyl)-1-ethanone, 2,5-dimethyl-2-octen-6-one, 4,7-dimethyl-6-octen-3-one, (3,7-dimethyl-6-octenyloxy)acetaldehyde, 1-(2,4-dimethylphenyl)-1-ethanone, 4-(1,1-dimethylpropyl)-1-cyclohexanone, 2,4-di-tert-butyl-1-cyclohexanone, ethyl 4-oxopentanoate, 1-(4-ethylphenyl)-1-ethanone, 2-hexyl-1-cyclopentanone, 2-hydroxy-3-methyl-2-cyclopenten-1-one, 4-(4-hydroxy-1-phenyl)-2-butanone (raspberry ketone), 1-(2- and 4-hydroxyphenyl)-1-ethanone, 4-isopropyl-2-cyclohexen-1-one, 1-(4-isopropyl-1-phenyl)-1-ethanone, 1(6),8-p-menthadien-2-one (carvone), 4(8)-p-menthen-3-one, 1-(1-p-menthen-2-yl)-1-propanone, menthone, (1R,4R)-8-mercapto-3-p-menthanone, 1-(4-methoxyphenyl)-1-ethanone, 7-methyl-2H,4H-1,5-benzodioxepin-3-one, 5-methyl-3-heptanone, 6-methyl-5-hepten-2-one, methyl 3-oxo-2-pentyl-1-cyclopentaneacetate, 1-(4-methylphenyl)-1-ethanone (4-methylacetophenone), 5-methyl-exo-tricyclo[6.2.1.0(2,7)]undecan-4-one, 3-methyl-4-(1,2,2-trimethylpropyl)-4-penten-2-one, 2-naphthalenyl-1-ethanone, 1-(octahydro-2,3,8,8-tetramethyl-2-naphthalenyl)-1-ethanone, 3,4,5,6,6-pentamethyl-3-hepten-2-one, 2-pentyl-1-cyclopentanone, 4-phenyl-2-butanone, 1-phenyl-1-ethanone, 2- and 4-tert-butyl-1-cyclohexanone, 1-(4-tert-butylphenyl)-1-ethanone), 2,4,4,7-tetramethyl-6-octen-3-one, 1,7,7-trimethyl-bicyclo[2.2.1]heptan-2-one, 2,6,6-trimethyl-1-cycloheptanone, 2,6,6-trimethyl-2-cyclohexene-1,4-dione, 4-(2,6,6-trimethyl-2-cyclohexen-1-yl)-2-butanone, 1-(2,4,4-trimethyl-2-cyclohexen-1-yl)-2-buten-1-one, 1-(3,5,6-trimethyl-3-cyclohexen-1-yl)-1-ethanone and 2,2,5-trimethyl-5-pentyl-1-cyclopentanone;R3 represent simultaneously or independently from each other, a hydrogen atom, a linear C1-8 alkyl group, a branched or cyclic C3-8 alkyl group, a hydroxy group, a methoxy group, an ethoxy group, a 2-hydroxyethoxy group, a 2-ethoxyethoxy group, a (OCH2CH2)nOH group, a (OCH2CH2)nOCH3 group, a methylthio group, a dimethylamino group, or a diethylamino group, with n being an integer varying between 2 and 8; andR4 and R5 represent, simultaneously or independently from each other, a hydrogen atom, a linear C1-4 alkyl group, a branched C3-4 alkyl group, a methoxy group, an ethoxy group, a 2-hydroxyethoxy group, a 2-ethoxyethoxy group, a (OCH2CH2)nOH group, a (OCH2CH2)nOCH3 group, a methylthio group, a dimethylamino group, or a diethylamino group, with n having the same meaning as above; andtriggering the release of the one or more active volatile aldehyde or ketone by light.

US Pat. No. 10,508,250

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

Centre National de la Rec...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,234

MANUFACTURING, UTILIZATION, AND ANTIFOULING COATING OF HYDROXYL-COVERED SILICON QUANTUM DOT NANOPARTICLE

NATIONAL CHIAO TUNG UNIVE...

1. A method of manufacturing a plurality of hydroxyl-covered silicon quantum dot nanoparticles, comprising:(a) electrochemically etching a surface of a silicon wafer to provide a plurality of silicon cores, wherein each of the silicon cores has a plurality of silicon quantum dots attached thereto;
(b) photochemically hydrosilylating the silicon quantum dots to provide a plurality of hydrosilylated silicon quantum dots, wherein each of the hydrosilylated silicon quantum dots has a plurality of hydrocarbon chains bonded thereto and each of the bonded hydrocarbon chains has a carbon hydroxyl group (C—OH) termination;
(c) releasing the plurality of silicon cores from the surface of the silicon wafer after photochemically hydrosilylating the silicon quantum dots to provide a plurality of released silicon cores;
(d) high energy ball milling the released silicon cores to provide a plurality of crumbled silicon cores, wherein each of the crumbled silicon cores has a first surface portion passivated with a plurality of silicon hydroxyl groups (Si—OH) and a second surface portion attached with the hydrosilylated silicon quantum dots; and
(e) selectively etching the crumbled silicon cores to provide a plurality of etched silicon cores, wherein only the first surface portion of each crumbled silicon core is etched and the second surface portion of each crumbled silicon core is protected by the hydrosilylated silicon quantum dots.

US Pat. No. 10,508,225

CONDUCTIVE PARTICLE, ITS MANUFACTURING METHOD AND ANISOTROPIC CONDUCTIVE ADHESIVE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A conductive particle, comprising:a rigid inner core;
a resin layer covering an outer surface of the rigid inner core;
a conductive layer covering an outer surface of the resin layer; and
a heat-shrinkable resin layer provided between the resin layer and the conductive layer.

US Pat. No. 10,508,195

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

Chin-Fu Chen, Taichung (...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,182

DURABLE SUPERHYDROPHOBIC SURFACES

University of Florida Res...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,181

BOTTOM LAYER FILM-FORMATION COMPOSITION OF SELF-ORGANIZING FILM CONTAINING POLYCYCLIC ORGANIC VINYL COMPOUND

NISSAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRIE...

1. An underlayer film-forming composition for a self-assembled film, the underlayer film-forming composition comprising a polymer including:60% by mole to 95% by mole of a unit structure of an aromatic vinyl compound relative to all the unit structures of the polymer,
5% by mole to 40% by mole of a unit structure having a crosslinkable group having a hydroxy group, an epoxy group, a protected hydroxy group, or a protected carboxy group relative to all the unit structures of the polymer, and
1% by mole or more of a unit structure of a polycyclic aromatic vinyl compound relative to all unit structures of the polymer,
wherein the aromatic vinyl compound includes an optionally substituted vinylnaphthalene, an optionally substituted acenaphthylene, or an optionally substituted vinylcarbazole, and the polycyclic aromatic vinyl compound is vinylnaphthalene, acenaphthylene, or vinylcarbazole, and
the self-assembled film is a film formed from a block polymer that comprises an organic polymer chain (A) including an organic monomer (a) as a unit structure and an organic polymer chain (B) including a monomer (b) different from the organic monomer (a) as a unit structure and is formed by bonding the organic polymer chain (B) to the organic polymer chain (A).

US Pat. No. 10,508,180

METHOD FOR PRODUCING FIBRE COMPOSITES FROM AMORPHOUS, CHEMICALLY MODIFIED POLYMERS

INEOS STYROLUTION GROUP G...

1. A process for producing a thermoplastic fiber composite material from a thermoplastic matrix M comprising at least one thermoplastic molding compound A and reinforcing fibers B, comprising the steps of:i) providing at least one sheetlike structure F composed of reinforcing fibers B,
ii) introducing the at least one sheetlike structure F into a thermoplastic matrix M,
iii) reacting functional groups in the thermoplastic matrix M with polar groups on the surface of the reinforcing fibers B,
iv) consolidating the fiber composite material, and
v) optionally cooling and further process steps,
wherein the sheetlike structure F is selected from the group consisting of weaves, mats, nonwovens, scrims, and knits,
wherein the sheetlike structure F permeates more than 50% of the area of the fiber composite material in two of the three spatial directions, and
wherein step (iii) is conducted at a temperature of at least 200° C. wherein the residence time at temperatures of at least 200° C. is not more than 10 minutes.

US Pat. No. 10,508,177

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PURIFYING POLYBUTYLENE TEREPHTHALATE

NATIONAL TSING HUA UNIVER...

1. A method for purifying polybutylene terephthalate (PBT), comprising:providing or receiving initial PBT, wherein the initial PBT comprises oligomers;
dissolving the initial PBT in hexafluoroisopropanol (HFIP) to form a PBT/HFIP solution, wherein the oligomers are dissolved in the HFIP, wherein a weight percent of the initial PBT in the PBT/HFIP solution is in a range of about 1 wt % to about 8 wt %; and
contacting the PBT/HFIP solution with compressed carbon dioxide (CO2) at a temperature of 20° C. to 35° C. and a pressure of 900 psi to 1400 psi, thereby precipitating purified PBT at the temperature and the pressure, wherein at least a portion of the oligomers are still dissolved in the HFIP.

US Pat. No. 10,508,170

CRYSTALLINE WHOLLY AROMATIC POLYESTER AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURE THEREOF

1. A crystalline wholly aromatic polyester which is a polycondensate of an aromatic dicarboxylic acid and an aromatic diol, whereina structural unit derived from the aromatic dicarboxylic acid comprises a structural unit represented by formula (1):

and wherein
a structural unit derived from the aromatic diol comprises a structural unit represented by formula (4):

and the crystalline wholly aromatic polyester satisfies
80 mol % ?[the structural unit represented by formula (1)+the structural unit represented by formula (4)] ?100 mol %, wherein
[the structural unit represented by formula (1)]?50 mol %, and
[the structural unit represented by formula (4)]?50 mol %.

US Pat. No. 10,508,163

CONJUGATED DIENE POLYMER AND MODIFIED CONJUGATED DIENE POLYMER PRODUCED USING THE SAME, RUBBER COMPOSITION FOR TIRE, AND RUBBER COMPOSITION FOR RUBBER BELT

Ube Industries, Ltd., Ub...

1. A conjugated diene polymer composition comprising:a conjugated diene polymer (a) resulting from a polymerization of a conjugated diene compound using a catalyst for a conjugated diene polymerization including a non-metallocene type gadolinium compound (A) represented by the following general formula (1), an ionic compound (B) formed of a non-coordinating anion and a cation, and an organic metal compound (C) of an element selected from the group consisting of a group 2, a group 12, and a group 13 of the periodic table, the conjugated diene polymer (?) containing 95.1% or more of a cis-1,4 structure;
a diene polymer (?) other than the (?); and
a rubber-reinforcing agent (?),

wherein R1, R2, and R3 each shows hydrogen or a substituent having 1 to 12 carbon atoms, O shows an oxygen atom, and Gd shows a gadolinium atom.

US Pat. No. 10,508,158

WATER DISPERSION OF GEL PARTICLES, PRODUCING METHOD THEREOF, AND IMAGE FORMING METHOD

FUJIFILM CORPORATION, To...

1. A water dispersion of gel particles,wherein the gel particles have a three-dimensional crosslinked structure including a structural unit represented by Formula (1) and a urea bond, have a hydrophilic group, include photopolymerization initiators and are dispersed in water,

R1 in Formula (1) represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group,
X1 in Formula (1) represents a cyano group, a lactam group, a —C(?O)X2R2 group, an —OC(?O)R3 group, or an aryl group,
X2 represents an oxygen atom or an —N(RX2)— group, and RX2 represents a hydrocarbon group that may contain a hetero atom or a hydrogen atom,
R2 represents a hydrocarbon group that may contain a hetero atom or a hydrogen atom, provided that, in a case in which X2 is an oxygen atom, R2 is not a hydrogen atom,
R2 and RX2 may be bonded to each other to form a ring,
R3 represents a hydrocarbon group that may contain a hetero atom, and
a content of the structural unit represented by Formula (1) in the three-dimensional crosslinked structure is 60 mass % or greater with respect to a total amount of the three-dimensional crosslinked structure.

US Pat. No. 10,508,127

CONJUGATED BISPHOSPHONATES FOR THE DIAGNOSIS AND THERAPY OF BONE DISEASES

SCV GmbH, Zornheim (DE)

1. Compound V for complexing metallic isotopes, comprising a chelator X and one or more targeting vectors conjugated with the chelator X, said targeting vectors having the structure -L1-R1-L2-R2-L3-R3, whereinL1 is selected from the group consisting of: amide, phosphinate, alkyl, triazole, thiourea, ethylene, maleimide, —(CH2)k— and —(CH2CH2O)k—, where k is 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, or 10,
L2 is selected from —(CH2)m— and —(CH2CH2O)m—, where m is 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, or 10, and
L3 is selected from —(CH2)n— and —(CH2CH2O)n—, where n is 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, or 10, characterized in that

R2 is selected from the group consisting of: a substituent group of a:
furan, azole, oxazole, thiophen, thiazole, azine, oxazine, thiazine, naphthalene, quinoline, chromene, thiochromene, pyrrole, pyridine, pyrimidine, oxadiazole or thiadiazole; and

US Pat. No. 10,508,116

CLICK NUCLEIC ACID POLYMERS AND METHODS OF USE

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. A Click Nucleic Acid polymer (CNA) having the formula:
wherein each NB is the same or different nucleobase, the index m is an integer from 1 to 20 and n is an integer from 0 to 100.

US Pat. No. 10,508,114

SPIRO-ISOQUINOLINE-4,4?-PIPERIDINE COMPOUNDS HAVING MULTIMODAL ACTIVITY AGAINST PAIN

ESTEVE PHARMACEUTICALS, S...

17. A pharmaceutical composition which comprises the compound according to claim 1, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier, adjuvant or vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,508,112

INTERMEDIATE COMPOUNDS FOR PREPARATION OF PRAZIQUANTEL AND PROCESSES FOR PREPARING THE INTERMEDIATE COMPOUNDS

Zhejiang Hisun Pharmaceut...

1. An intermediate compound for preparing Praziquantel, having the structure of formula IV:

US Pat. No. 10,508,111

6-[5-AMINO-6-(2-ETHOXYETHOXY)-IMIDAZO[4,5-B]PYRIDIN-3-YL]-NICOTINONITRILE DERIVATIVES AND THEIR USE AS IRAK INHIBITORS

GALAPAGOS NV, Mechelen (...

1. A compound according to Formula I:whereinCy is
monocyclic C3-7 cycloalkyl optionally substituted with one or more independently selected R3, or
4-7 membered monocyclic heterocycloalkyl comprising one or two heteroatoms independently selected from N, S, or O, optionally substituted with one or more independently selected R3;
R1 is
H,
—SO3H,
—P(?O)(OH)2,
C1-4 alkyl,
—C(?O)-(4-7 membered monocyclic heterocycloalkyl comprising one or two heteroatoms independently selected from N, S, or O), or
—C(?O)C1-6 alkyl, which C1-6 alkyl is optionally substituted with one or more independently selected R4 groups;
R2 is H or C1-4 alkyl;
each R3 is independently selected from:
OH,
?O,
halo, or
C1-4 alkyl;
each R4 is independently selected from:
—NR5aR5b,
—C(?O)OH,
4-7 membered monocyclic heterocycloalkyl comprising one or two heteroatoms independently selected from N, S, or O, optionally substituted with one or more independently selected C1-4 alkyl, or
—NHC(?O)—C1-4 alkyl-NH2; and
R5a and R5b are independently H or C1-4 alkyl;or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or a solvate or the salt of a solvate thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,508,109

BICYCLIC COMPOUND AND USE THEREOF FOR INHIBITING SUV39H2

ONCOTHERAPY SCIENCE, INC....

1. A compound represented by formula (I) or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof:
wherein
R1 is selected from the group consisting of a halogen atom, hydroxy, C1-C6 alkyl, and C1-C6 alkoxy, wherein the alkyl and the alkoxy may be substituted with one or more substituents selected from A1;
R2 is selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, hydroxy, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, and C3-C10 cycloalkoxy, wherein the alkyl and the alkoxy may be substituted with one or more substituents selected from A2;
R3 is independently selected from the group consisting of a halogen atom, cyano, nitro, hydroxy, carboxy, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, (C1-C6 alkoxy)carbonyl, C1-C6 alkylthio, C1-C6 alkylsulfinyl, and C1-C6 alkylsulfonyl;
n is an integer selected from 0 to 3;
X1 is N and X2 is N; or
X1 is CR4 and X2 is N or CR6;
R4 is selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, C1-C6 alkyl, and C1-C6 alkoxy;
R5 and R6 are independently selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, and Y, wherein at least one of R5 and R6 is Y;
Y is independently selected from the group consisting of —NR11R12, C10 cycloalkyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Rc, C6-C10 aryl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Rd, 3- to 12-membered non-aromatic heterocyclyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Re, and 5- to 10-membered heteroaryl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Rf;
R11 is selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen atom, C1-C6 alkyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Ra, C3-C10 cycloalkyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Rb, C6-C10 aryl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Rb, 5- to 10-membered heteroaryl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Rb, 3- to 12-membered non-aromatic heterocyclyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Rb, (C1-C6 alkoxy)carbonyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Ra, (C1-C6 alkyl)carbonyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Ra, (C3-C10 cycloalkyl)carbonyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Rg, (C6-C10 aryl)carbonyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Rh, (3- to 12-membered non-aromatic heterocyclyl)carbonyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Rg, (5- to 10-membered heteroaryl)carbonyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Rg, aminocarbonyl, (C1-C6 alkyl)aminocarbonyl, and di(C1-C6 alkyl)aminocarbonyl;
R12 is selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen atom, and C1-C6 alkyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Ra;
R13 is selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen atom, C1-C6 alkyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Ra, C3-C10 cycloalkyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Rg, C6-C10 aryl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Rh, 5- to 10-membered heteroaryl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Rg, and 3- to 12-membered non-aromatic heterocyclyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Rg;
R14 is selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen atom, and C1-C6 alkyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Ra;
R15 is selected from the group consisting of C3-C10 cycloalkyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Rc, C6-C10 aryl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Rd, 4- to 12-membered heterocyclyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Re, and 5- to 10-membered heteroaryl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Rf;
A1 is independently selected from the group consisting of a halogen atom and cyano;
A2 is independently selected from the group consisting of a halogen atom, cyano, amino, C1-C6 alkylamino, di(C1-C6 alkyl)amino, C1-C6 alkylthio, C1-C6 alkylsulfinyl, C1-C6 alkylsulfonyl, C3-C10 cycloalkyl, and C1-C6 alkoxy;
A3 independently is selected from the group consisting of a halogen atom, cyano, amino, C1-C6 alkylamino, di(C1-C6 alkyl)amino, C1-C6 alkylthio, C1-C6 alkylsulfinyl, C1-C6 alkylsulfonyl, C3-C10 cycloalkylsulfonyl, C3-C10 cycloalkyl, and C1-C6 alkoxy;
Ra is independently selected from the group consisting of a halogen atom, hydroxy, C1-C6 alkoxy, cyano, (C1-C6 alkoxy)carbonyl, carboxy, (C1-C6 alkoxy)carbonylamino, (C1-C6 alkyl)carbonylamino, amino, C1-C6 alkylamino, di(C1-C6 alkyl)amino, aminocarbonyl, (C1-C6 alkyl)aminocarbonyl, di(C1-C6 alkyl)aminocarbonyl, C1-C6 alkylsulfonylamino, C3-C10 cycloalkylsulfonylamino, di(C1-C6 alkyl)phosphono, C7-C14 aralkyl, C3-C10 cycloalkyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Rg, C6-C10 aryl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Rh, 5- to 10-membered heteroaryl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Rg, and 4- to 12-membered non-aromatic heterocyclyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Rg;
Rb is independently selected from the group consisting of a halogen atom, hydroxy, C1-C6 alkyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Ra, C1-C6 alkoxy optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Ra, cyano, (C1-C6 alkoxy)carbonyl, carboxy, —NR21R22, —CONR23R24, di(C1-C6 alkyl)phosphono, C3-C10 cycloalkyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Rg, C6-C10 aryl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Rh, 5- to 10-membered heteroaryl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Rg, and 3- to 12-membered non-aromatic heterocyclyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Rg;
Rc, Re and Rf are independently selected from the group consisting of a halogen atom, hydroxy, cyano, carboxy, —NR21R22, —CONR23R24, —N?CH—R25, C1-C6 alkyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Ra, (C1-C6 alkoxy)C1-C6 alkyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Ra, (C1-C6 alkyl)carbonyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Ra, (C1-C6 alkoxy)carbonyl, (C6-C10 aryl)carbonyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Rh, (C3-C10 cycloalkyl)carbonyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Rg, (3- to 12-membered non-aromatic heterocyclyl)carbonyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Rg, C3-C10 cycloalkyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Rg, 3- to 12-membered non-aromatic heterocyclyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Rg, aminocarbonyl, (C1-C6 alkyl)aminocarbonyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Ra, di(C1-C6 alkyl)aminocarbonyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Ra, [(C1-C6 alkyl)aminocarbonyl]C1-C6 alkyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Ra, [di(C1-C6 alkyl)aminocarbonyl]C1-C6 alkyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Ra, 5- to 10-membered heteroaryl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Rg, C1-C6 alkylsulfonyl optionally substituted with one or more halogen atoms, C3-C10 cycloalkylsulfonyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Rg, (C6-C10 aryl)sulfonyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Rh, C7-C14 aralkylsulfonyl, (3- to 12-membered non-aromatic heterocyclyl)sulfonyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Rg, 5- to 10-membered heteroarylcarbonyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Rg, 5- to 10-membered heteroarylsulfonyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Rg, aminosulfonyl, C1-C6 alkylaminosulfonyl, di(C1-C6 alkyl)aminosulfonyl, di(C1-C6 alkyl)phosphono, and oxo;
Rd is independently selected from the group consisting of a halogen atom, hydroxy, cyano, carboxy, —NR21R22, —CONR23R24, C1-C6 alkyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Ra, (C1-C6 alkoxy)C1-C6 alkyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Ra, (C1-C6 alkyl)carbonyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Ra, (C1-C6 alkoxy)carbonyl, (C6-C10 aryl)carbonyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Rh, (C3-C10 cycloalkyl)carbonyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Rg, (3- to 12-membered non-aromatic heterocyclyl)carbonyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Rg, C3-C10 cycloalkyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Rg, 3- to 12-membered non-aromatic heterocyclyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Rg, aminocarbonyl, (C1-C6 alkyl)aminocarbonyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Ra, di(C1-C6 alkyl)aminocarbonyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Ra, [(C1-C6 alkyl)aminocarbonyl]C1-C6 alkyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Ra, [di(C1-C6 alkyl)aminocarbonyl]C1-C6 alkyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Ra, 5- to 10-membered heteroaryl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Rg, C1-C6 alkylsulfonyl optionally substituted with one or more halogen atoms, C3-C10 cycloalkylsulfonyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Rg, (C6-C10 aryl)sulfonyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Rh, C7-C14 aralkylsulfonyl, (3- to 12-membered non-aromatic heterocyclyl)sulfonyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Rg, 5- to 10-membered heteroarylsulfonyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Rg, aminosulfonyl, C1-C6 alkylaminosulfonyl, di(C1-C6 alkyl)aminosulfonyl, and di(C1-C6 alkyl)phosphono;
Rg is independently selected from the group consisting of nitro, hydroxy, C1-C6 alkyl optionally substituted with one or more halogen atoms, C1-C6 alkoxy optionally substituted with one or more halogen atoms, a halogen atom, amino, cyano, C1-C6 alkylamino optionally substituted with one or more hydroxy groups, di(C1-C6 alkyl)amino optionally substituted with one or more hydroxy groups, C3-C10 cycloalkylamino, (C1-C6 alkyl)carbonyl, (C1-C6 alkoxy)carbonyl, C1-C6 alkylsulfonyl, C3-C10 cycloalkylsulfonyl, C7-C14 aralkyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Ri, C6-C10 aryl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Ri, C3-C10 cycloalkyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Ri, 3- to 12-membered non-aromatic heterocyclyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Ri, 5- to 10-membered heteroaryl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Ri, and oxo;
Rh is independently selected from the group consisting of nitro, hydroxy, C1-C6 alkyl optionally substituted with one or more halogen atoms, C1-C6 alkoxy optionally substituted with one or more halogen atoms, a halogen atom, amino, cyano, C1-C6 alkylamino, di(C1-C6 alkyl)amino, C1-C6 alkylcarbonyl, (C1-C6 alkoxy)carbonyl, (C1-C6 alkoxy)carbonylamino, N—(C1-C6 alkoxy)carbonyl-N—(C1-C6 alkyl)amino, C1-C6 alkylsulfonyl, C3-C8 cycloalkylsulfonyl, C7-C14 aralkyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Ri, C6-C10 aryl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Ri, C3-C8 cycloalkyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Ri, 3- to 12-membered non-aromatic heterocyclyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Ri, and 5- to 10-membered heteroaryl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Ri;
Ri is independently selected from the group consisting of nitro, hydroxy, C1-C6 alkyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from a halogen atom and hydroxy, a halogen atom, amino, cyano, C1-C6 alkylamino, di(C1-C6 alkyl)amino, C1-C6 alkylcarbonyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from phenyl and hydroxy, (C1-C6 alkoxy)carbonyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from phenyl and hydroxy, C1-C6 alkylsulfonyl, C3-C8 cycloalkylsulfonyl, C1-C6 alkylsulfonylamino, C3-C8 cycloalkylsulfonylamino, and oxo;
R21 is selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen atom, C1-C6 alkyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Ra, C6-C10 aryl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Rh, 4- to 12-membered heterocyclyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Rg, 5- to 10-membered heteroaryl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Rg, (C1-C6 alkoxy)carbonyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Ra, (C1-C6 alkyl)carbonyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Ra, (C3-C10 cycloalkyl)carbonyl, (C6-C10 aryl)carbonyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Rh, (3- to 12-membered non-aromatic heterocyclyl)carbonyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Rg, (5- to 10-membered heteroaryl)carbonyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Rg, aminocarbonyl, (C1-C6 alkyl)aminocarbonyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Ra, di(C1-C6 alkyl)aminocarbonyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Ra, C1-C6 alkylsulfonyl optionally substituted with one or more halogen atoms, C7-C14 aralkyl sulfonyl, C3-C10 cycloalkylsulfonyl, aminosulfonyl, C1-C6 alkylaminosulfonyl, di(C1-C6 alkyl)aminosulfonyl, and di(C1-C6 alkyl)phosphono;
R22 is selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen atom, and C1-C6 alkyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Ra;
R23 is selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen atom, C1-C6 alkyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Ra, [(C1-C6 alkyl)amino]C1-C6 alkyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Ra, [di(C1-C6 alkyl)amino]C1-C6 alkyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Ra, C3-C10 cycloalkyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Rg, C6-C10 aryl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Rh, 5- to 10-membered heteroaryl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Rg, and 3- to 12-membered non-aromatic heterocyclyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Rg;
R24 is selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen atom, and C1-C6 alkyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Ra;
R25 is selected from the group consisting of C1-C6 alkyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Ra, C3-C10 cycloalkyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Rc, C6-C10 aryl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Rd, 4- to 12-membered heterocyclyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Re, and 5- to 10-membered heteroaryl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from Rf;
R7 is selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, C1-C6 alkyl, and C1-C6 alkoxy;
R8 is selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, C1-C6 alkyl, and C1-C6 alkoxy; and
wherein a sulfur atom included in heterocyclyl or heteroaryl may be oxidized to be SO or SO2.

US Pat. No. 10,508,108

TRICYCLIC COMPOUNDS AS INHIBITORS OF MUTANT IDH ENZYMES

1. A compound of formula (I):
wherein A is —C(R1)? or —N?, and R1 is hydrogen or hydroxyl;
X is a polycyclic ring selected from the group consisting of:

B is —C(R9)(R10)—, —N(R10)—, —O—, —S— or —S(O)2—;
D is —C(R4)(R5)—, —N(R5)—, —O— or —S—;
m is 0 or 1; n is 0 or 1; p is 0 or 1; q is 0 or 1;
the E ring is a C3-6carbocyclic ring or a 3-6 membered saturated, partially unsaturated or aromatic heterocyclic ring containing 1-2 heteroatoms independently selected from O, S and N;
the E ring is optionally substituted with one to four substituents independently selected from Rb;
and optionally, the E ring is further fused to another 4-6 membered carbocyclic ring;
R is selected from the group consisting of:
(1) halogen,
(2) —CN, and
(3) —(C?O)t—Ra, wherein t is 0 or 1;
R2 and R3 together form an oxo; or alternatively, each occurrence of R2 and R3 is independently selected from the group consisting of:
(1) hydrogen,
(2) C1-6alkyl, and
(3) —O—C1-6alkyl;
each occurrence of R4, R6, R7, R9, R11 and R12 is independently selected from the group consisting of:
(1) halogen,
(2) —CN, and
(3) —(C?O)t—Ra, wherein t is 0 or 1;
each occurrence of R5 and R10 is independently selected from the group consisting of:
(1) hydrogen, and
(2) C1-6alkyl;
R8 is selected from the group consisting of:
(1) hydrogen,
(2) —CN, and
(3) C1-6alkyl;
each occurrence of Ra is independently selected from the group consisting of:
(1) hydrogen,
(2) —(O)t—Rd, wherein t is 0 or 1; Rd is selected from the group consisting of (a) hydrogen, (b) C1-6alkyl, (c) C3-7cycloalkyl, and (d) phenyl;
wherein each of the C1-6alkyl of (b) and C3-7cycloalkyl of (c) is optionally substituted with one to four substituents independently selected from Rb,
(3) —NRxRy, wherein each of Rx and Ry is independently selected from the group consisting of (a) hydrogen, (b) C1-6alkyl, (c) C3-6cycloalkyl, (d) —O—C1-6alkyl, (e) phenyl optionally substituted with one to four halogens, and (f) heterocyclyl;
wherein the C1-6alkyl of (b) is optionally substituted with one to four substituents independently selected from halogen, —O—C1-4alkyl, C3-6cycloalkyl, and heterocyclyl; and
the C3-6cycloalkyl of (c) is optionally substituted with one to four substituents independently selected from halogen, —O—C1-4alkyl, C3-6cycloalkyl, heterocyclyl, and C1-4alkyl, which is optionally substituted with one to four halogens,
the heterocyclyl of (f) is optionally substituted with one to four substituents independently selected from halogen, C1-4alkyl, —O—C1-4alkyl, C3-6cycloalkyl, and heterocyclyl;
(4) C2-6alkenyl, optionally substituted with one to four substituents independently selected from Rb,
(5) C5-6cycloalkenyl, optionally substituted with one to four substituents independently selected from Rb,
(6) aryl, optionally substituted with one to four substituents independently selected from Rb, and
(7) heterocyclyl, optionally substituted with one to four substituents independently selected from Rb;
each occurrence of Rb is independently selected from the group consisting of:
(1) halogen,
(2) —CN,
(3) oxo,
(4) —(O)t—Rd, wherein t is 0 or 1; Rd is selected from the group consisting of (a) hydrogen, (b) C1-6alkyl, (c) C3-7cycloalkyl, and (d) heterocyclyl;
wherein the C1-6alkyl of (b) is optionally substituted with one to four substituents independently selected from (i) halogen, (ii) hydroxyl, (iii) —O—C1-6alkyl, (iv) C3-6 cycloalkyl optionally substituted with 1-3 halogens, (v) —NRxRy, wherein each of Rx and Ry is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-6 alkyl, C3-6cycloalkyl, phenyl optionally substituted with one to four halogens, and heterocyclyl, and (vi) heterocyclyl;
the C3-7cycloalkyl of (c) is optionally substituted with one to four substituents independently selected from (i) halogen, and (ii) C1-6alkyl, which is optionally substituted with one to four halogens, and (iii) —CN; and
the heterocyclyl of (d) is optionally substituted with one to four substituents independently selected from (i) halogen, (ii) hydroxyl, (iii) oxo, (iv) C1-6alkyl optionally substituted with one to four halogens, (v) —O—C1-6alkyl, (vi) heterocyclyl optionally substituted with halogen or hydroxyl, and (vii) —NRjRk;
wherein each of Rj and Rk is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and C1-6alkyl;
(5) —(C?O)t—Rc, wherein t is 0 or 1; Rc is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, hydroxyl, C1-6alkyl, C2-6alkenyl, —O—C1-6alkyl, —NRxRy, and heterocyclyl;
wherein each of Rx and Ry is independently selected from the group consisting of (a) hydrogen, (b) C1-6alkyl, (c) C2-6alkenyl, (d) C3-6cycloalkyl, (e) phenyl optionally substituted with one to four halogens, and (f) heterocyclyl;
wherein the C1-6alkyl of (b) is optionally substituted with one to four substituents independently selected from halogen, —O—C1-4alkyl, C3-6cycloalkyl, heterocyclyl, and —(C?O)—NRjRk, wherein each of Rj and Rk is independently hydrogen or C1-6alkyl;
the C3-6cyclolkyl of (d) is optionally substituted with one to four substituents independently selected from halogen and C1-4alkyl, which is optionally substituted with one to four halogens, and
the heterocyclyl of (f) is optionally substituted with one to four substituents independently selected from halogen, —CN, C1-6alkyl, and —O—C1-6alkyl;
(6) C2-6alkenyl; and
(7) phenyl, optionally substituted with one to four substituents independently selected from halogen, C1-6alkyl, and —O—C1-6alkyl;
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,508,105

INDAZOLE COMPOUNDS AS MGLUR4 ALLOSTERIC POTENTIATORS, COMPOSITIONS, AND METHODS OF TREATING NEUROLOGICAL DYSFUNCTION

Vanderbilt University, N...

1. A compound of the following formula:
wherein:
X1A: CH, CR1, or N;
each R2 is optionally present, independent and chosen from H, D, NH2, CF3, halogen, F, alkyl, Me, or CD3;
R6 is H, CH3 or CD3;
R7 is O or —CO—;
R8 is a bond, alkyl, —NH—, —O—, alkyl-O—;
R9 is substituted or unsubstituted and chosen from cycloalkyl, tetrahydrofuran, 1,4 dioxane, cyclobutyl, tetrahydropyran; and
n is 0-6;
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof or a pharmaceutically acceptable derivative thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,508,100

APOPTOSIS SIGNAL-REGULATING KINASE INHIBITOR

Gilead Sciences, Inc., F...

1. A method of preparing a compound of formula C:or a salt thereof, comprising contacting a compound of formula B:with propan-2-amine under conditions sufficient to form a compound of formula C.

US Pat. No. 10,508,099

ISOQUINOLIN-3-YL CARBOXAMIDES AND PREPARATION AND USE THEREOF

Samumed, LLC, San Diego,...

1. A compound, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, of Formula I:
wherein:
R1, R2, R4, and R5 are independently selected from the group consisting of H, halide, unsubstituted —(C1-3 haloalkyl), and unsubstituted —(C1-3 alkyl);
R3 is a 5-membered heteroaryl optionally substituted with 1-4 R45;
with the proviso that R3 is not

R6 is selected from the group consisting of —(C1-4 alkylene)pheterocyclyl optionally substituted with 1-10 R36, —(C1-4 alkylene)pcarbocyclyl optionally substituted with 1-12 R37, —(C1-4 alkylene)N(R46)(R47), —N(R48)(R49), —CF(C1-9 alkyl)2, —(C1-4 alkylene)pO(C3-9 alkyl), and —(C2-9 alkynyl) optionally substituted with one or more halides; wherein each alkyl of —CF(C1-9 alkyl)2 is, independently, optionally substituted with one or more halides; wherein each —(C1-4 alkylene) is, independently, optionally substituted with one or more substituents as defined anywhere herein;
with the proviso that R6 is not unsubstituted —(CH2)tetrahydropyranyl;
each R36 is independently selected from the group consisting of halide, unsubstituted —(C1-9 alkyl), unsubstituted —(C2-9 alkenyl), unsubstituted —(C2-9 alkynyl), unsubstituted —(C1-9 haloalkyl), —(C1-4 alkylene)pOR42, —(C1-4 alkylene)pheterocyclyl optionally substituted with 1-10 R43, —(C1-4 alkylene)pcarbocyclyl optionally substituted with 1-12 R44, —C(?O)(R50), —(C1-4 alkylene)C(?O)OR51, —(C1-4 alkylene)aryl optionally substituted with one or more halides, —(C1-4 alkylene)pheteroaryl optionally substituted with one or more halides, and —SO2(R52); wherein each —(C1-4 alkylene) is, independently, optionally substituted with one or more substituents as defined anywhere herein;
alternatively, two R36 attached to the same carbon atom can together represent ?O to form a carbonyl group;
each R37 is independently selected from the group consisting of halide, unsubstituted —(C1-9 alkyl), unsubstituted —(C2-9 alkenyl), unsubstituted —(C2-9 alkynyl), unsubstituted —(C1-9 haloalkyl), —(C1-4 alkylene)pOR42, —N(R53)2, —C(?O)(R50), —C(?O)OR51, —(C1-4 alkylene)pheterocyclyl optionally substituted with 1-10 R43, and —(C1-4 alkylene)pcarbocyclyl optionally substituted with 1-12 R44; wherein each —(C1-4 alkylene) is, independently, optionally substituted with one or more substituents as defined anywhere herein;
each R38 independently is selected from the group consisting of halide, unsubstituted —(C1-5 alkyl), unsubstituted —(C2-5 alkenyl), unsubstituted —(C2-5 alkynyl), unsubstituted —(C1-5 haloalkyl), —CN, and —(C1-4 alkylene)pcarbocyclyl optionally substituted with 1-12 R44; wherein each —(C1-4 alkylene) is, independently, optionally substituted with one or more substituents as defined anywhere herein;
each R39 is independently selected from the group consisting of halide, unsubstituted —(C1-5 alkyl), unsubstituted —(C2-5 alkenyl), unsubstituted —(C2-5 alkynyl), unsubstituted —(C1-5 haloalkyl), —CN, and —(C1-4 alkylene)pcarbocyclyl optionally substituted with 1-12 R44; wherein each —(C1-4 alkylene) is, independently, optionally substituted with one or more substituents as defined anywhere herein;
each R40 is independently selected from the group consisting of halide, unsubstituted —(C1-5 alkyl), unsubstituted —(C2-5 alkenyl), unsubstituted —(C2-5 alkynyl), unsubstituted —(C1-5 haloalkyl), —CN, and —(C1-4 alkylene)pcarbocyclyl optionally substituted with 1-12 R44; wherein each —(C1-4 alkylene) is, independently, optionally substituted with one or more substituents as defined anywhere herein;
each R41 is independently selected from the group consisting of halide, unsubstituted —(C1-5 alkyl), unsubstituted —(C2-5 alkenyl), unsubstituted —(C2-5 alkynyl), unsubstituted —(C1-5 haloalkyl), and —CN;
each R42 is independently selected from the group consisting of H, unsubstituted —(C1-5 alkyl), unsubstituted —(C2-5 alkenyl), unsubstituted —(C2-5 alkynyl), unsubstituted —(C1-5 haloalkyl), and —(C1-4 alkylene)pcarbocyclyl optionally substituted with 1-12 R44; wherein each —(C1-4 alkylene) is, independently, optionally substituted with one or more substituents as defined anywhere herein;
each R43 is independently selected from the group consisting of halide, unsubstituted —(C1-5 alkyl), unsubstituted —(C2-5 alkenyl), unsubstituted —(C2-5 alkynyl), unsubstituted —(C1-5 haloalkyl), —CN, and —(C1-4 alkylene)pcarbocyclyl optionally substituted with 1-12 R44; wherein each —(C1-4 alkylene) is, independently, optionally substituted with one or more substituents as defined anywhere herein;
each R44 is independently selected from the group consisting of halide, unsubstituted —(C1-5 alkyl), unsubstituted —(C2-5 alkenyl), unsubstituted —(C2-5 alkynyl), unsubstituted —(C1-5 haloalkyl), and —CN;
each R45 is independently selected from the group consisting of H, unsubstituted —(C1-9 alkyl), unsubstituted —(C2-9 alkenyl), unsubstituted —(C2-9 alkynyl), unsubstituted —(C1-9 haloalkyl), —N(R53)2, —(C1-4 alkylene)pOR42, —(C1-4 alkylene)pheterocyclyl optionally substituted with 1-10 R38, and -carbocyclyl optionally substituted with 1-12 R39; wherein each —(C1-4 alkylene) is, independently, optionally substituted with one or more substituents as defined anywhere herein;
alternatively, two adjacent R45 are taken together to form a ring which is selected from the group consisting of -heterocyclyl optionally substituted with 1-10 R40 and -carbocyclyl optionally substituted with 1-12 R41;
R46 is attached to the nitrogen and is selected from the group consisting of H, unsubstituted —(C1-9 alkyl), unsubstituted —(C2-9 alkenyl), unsubstituted —(C2-9 alkynyl), unsubstituted —(C1-9 haloalkyl), —(C1-4 alkylene)pheterocyclyl optionally substituted with 1-10 R38, and -carbocyclyl optionally substituted with 1-12 R39; wherein —(C1-4 alkylene) is, optionally substituted with one or more substituents as defined anywhere herein;
R47 is attached to the nitrogen and is selected from the group consisting of unsubstituted —(C1-9 alkyl), unsubstituted —(C2-9 alkenyl), unsubstituted —(C2-9 alkynyl), unsubstituted —(C1-9 haloalkyl), —(C1-4 alkylene)pheterocyclyl optionally substituted with 1-10 R38, and -carbocyclyl optionally substituted with 1-12 R39; wherein —(C1-4 alkylene) is, optionally substituted with one or more substituents as defined anywhere herein;
R48 is attached to the nitrogen and selected from the group consisting of H, unsubstituted —(C15 alkyl), unsubstituted —(C2-5 alkenyl), unsubstituted —(C2-5 alkynyl), and unsubstituted —(C1-5 haloalkyl);
R49 is attached to the nitrogen and is selected from the group consisting of —(C1-4 alkylene)pheterocyclyl optionally substituted with 1-10 R38, and —(C1-4 alkylene)pcarbocyclyl optionally substituted with 1-12 R39; wherein each —(C1-4 alkylene) is, independently, optionally substituted with one or more substituents as defined anywhere herein;
R50 is selected from the group consisting of H, unsubstituted —(C3-5 alkyl), unsubstituted —(C2-5 alkenyl), unsubstituted —(C2-5 alkynyl), unsubstituted —(C1-5 haloalkyl), —(C1-4 alkylene)paryl optionally substituted with one or more halides or unsubstituted —(C1-5 alkyl), —(C1-4 alkylene)pheteroaryl optionally substituted with one or more halides or unsubstituted —(C1-5 alkyl), and —(C1-4 alkylene)pheterocyclyl optionally substituted with one or more halides or one or more unsubstituted —(C1-5 alkyl); wherein each —(C1-4 alkylene) is, independently, optionally substituted with one or more substituents as defined anywhere herein;
R51 is selected from the group consisting of H, unsubstituted —(C1-5 alkyl), unsubstituted —(C2-5 alkenyl), unsubstituted —(C2-5 alkynyl), unsubstituted —(C1-5 haloalkyl), —(C1-4 alkylene)paryl optionally substituted with one or more halides or unsubstituted —(C1-5 alkyl), —(C1-4 alkylene)pheteroaryl optionally substituted with one or more halides or unsubstituted —(C1-5 alkyl), and —(C1-4 alkylene)pheterocyclyl optionally substituted with one or more halides or one or more unsubstituted —(C1-5 alkyl); wherein each —(C1-4 alkylene) is, independently, optionally substituted with one or more substituents as defined anywhere herein;
R52 is selected from the group consisting of unsubstituted —(C1-5 alkyl), unsubstituted —(C2-5 alkenyl), unsubstituted —(C2-5 alkynyl), unsubstituted —(C1-5 haloalkyl), —(C1-4 alkylene)paryl optionally substituted with one or more halides or unsubstituted —(C1-5 alkyl), —(C1-4 alkylene)pheteroaryl optionally substituted with one or more halides or unsubstituted —(C1-5 alkyl), and —(C1-4 alkylene)pheterocyclyl optionally substituted with one or more halides or one or more unsubstituted —(C1-5 alkyl); wherein —(C1-4 alkylene) is, optionally substituted with one or more substituents as defined anywhere herein;
each R53 is independently selected from the group consisting of H, unsubstituted —(C1-5 alkyl), unsubstituted —(C2-5 alkenyl), and unsubstituted —(C2-5 alkynyl);
each p is independently 0 or 1;
with the proviso that Formula I is not a structure selected from the group consisting of:

wherein each heterocyclyl is independently a nonaromatic cyclic ring system comprising at least one heteroatom in the ring system backbone.

US Pat. No. 10,508,097

ANTIBACTERIAL COMPOUNDS AND USES THEREOF

The Global Alliance for T...

1. A compound of formula (I):
including any stereochemically isomeric form thereof,
wherein:
R1 is phenyl, optionally mono- or bi-substituted independently with lower alkyl, halogen or alkoxy,
5- or 6-membered heteroaryl, optionally mono-, bi- or tri-substituted independently with lower alkyl, halogen, alkoxy, —SCH3, —SCH2CH3, —N(CH2CH3)2 or —N(CH3)2,
benzofurany,
2,3-dihydrobenzo [b][1,4]dioxin-5-yl,
2,3-dihydro-1H-inden-4-yl or
5,6,7,8-tetrahydro naphthalene-1-yl;
R2 and R3, independently of each other, are hydrogen or lower alkyl;
R4 is
5- or 6-membered heteroaryl mono-, bi- or tri-substituted independently with alkoxy, —O-cycloalky, —S-loweralkyl, difluoromethoxy or —N(CH3)2,
benzofuranyl,
benzo[b]thiophenyl or
2,3-dihydro-1H-indenyl; and
R5 is halogen or cyano,
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,508,090

SULFONAMIDES AS GPR40- AND GPR120-AGONISTS

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,078

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

TOKYO UNIVERSITY OF SCIEN...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,076

METHOD FOR RESOLUTION OF CITALOPRAM INTERMEDIATE 5-CYANO DIOL

Zhejiang huahai Pharmaceu...

1. A crystal form of the resolved intermediate of formula III,characterized in that the DSC thermogram obtained from differential scanning calorimetry (heating rate 10° C./minute) shows an endothermic peak, which is onset 135.20° C., peak 150.85° C.

US Pat. No. 10,508,063

OLEFIN OLIGOMERIZATION IN THE PRESENCE OF CYCLOPENTENE

ExxonMobil Chemical Paten...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,056

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

GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,053

IMAGE GUIDE FIBER

Sumita Optical Glass, Inc...

1. An image guide fiber comprising a plurality of cores and a clad which is common to the plurality of cores, whereinthe cores and the clad are each made of multi-component glass,
the image guide fiber has a numerical aperture NA in the range of 0.70 to 0.90,
a linear thermal expansion coefficient difference ??, which is a value obtained by subtracting a linear thermal expansion coefficient ?2 at from 100° C. to 300° C. of a clad glass of the clad, from a linear thermal expansion coefficient ?1 at from 100° C. to 300° C. of a core glass of the cores, is in the range of ?3×10?7/° C. to 15×10?7/° C.,
a glass-transition temperature Tg1 of the core glass is higher than a glass-transition temperature Tg2 of the clad glass,
in a section of the image guide fiber, a core occupancy area ratio is 25% or more, where the core occupancy area ratio is a ratio of a total area of the plurality of cores to an area of a screen portion defined by an outer circumferential edge of the clad, and
in the section of the image guide fiber, a pixel density is 0.1 pixel/?m2 or more, where the pixel density is the number of pixels per unit area of the screen portion.

US Pat. No. 10,508,051

LENS FORMING MOLD AND MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR CYLINDRICAL LENS

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,040

METHODS OF MAKING SILICA NANOPARTICLES, PROPELLANTS, AND SAFETY DEVICES

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A method of making silica particles, comprising:mixing nitric acid with porous silicon particles in an environment, wherein the porous silicon particles are irregularly shaped; and
forming spherical non-aggregated silica particles.

US Pat. No. 10,508,034

EXTENDED THERMAL STAGE SULFUR RECOVERY PROCESS

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. An apparatus for recovering sulfur from an acid gas stream, the apparatus comprising:a reaction furnace, the reaction furnace configured to contain a reaction between hydrogen sulfide in the acid gas stream and oxygen in an air feed to produce a reaction effluent, where the reaction furnace operates at a minimum reaction temperature, where the reaction effluent comprises elemental sulfur;
an extended boiler stage, where the extended boiler stage comprises:
a wasteheat stage, the wasteheat stage fluidly connected to the reaction furnace, the wasteheat stage configured to capture heat energy from a reaction effluent to produce a cooled effluent, where the cooled effluent is at a boiler section outlet temperature, and
a catalytic extension physically connected to the wasteheat stage, the catalytic extension configured to allow a reaction to convert sulfur compounds to produce a boiler catalytic effluent, where the boiler catalytic effluent comprises elemental sulfur, where the catalytic extension comprises a catalyst section, where the catalyst section comprises a catalyst, where the boiler catalytic effluent is at a boiler catalytic effluent temperature;
a condenser fluidly connected to the catalytic extension, the condenser configured to condense the elemental sulfur to produce liquid sulfur and a gases stream;
a thermal oxidizer fluidly connected to the condenser, the thermal oxidizer configured to oxidize sulfur compounds in the gases stream and oxygen in an air stream to produce an oxidizer outlet stream, the oxidizer outlet stream comprising sulfur dioxide; and
a scrubbing unit fluidly connected to the thermal oxidizer, the scrubbing unit configured to separate the sulfur dioxide from the gases stream to produce a recycle stream and an effluent gases stream, where the recycle stream comprises the sulfur dioxide.

US Pat. No. 10,508,032

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

Northwestern University, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,011

FILTER TUBE INSTALLATION APPARATUS

TCT INNOVATIONS LLC, Wal...

1. A filter tube installation apparatus for use with a vehicle to install a palletized filter tube, the apparatus comprising:at least one vertical beam attachable to the vehicle, at least one retention bar attached to the at least one vertical beam, and a roller cage assembly attached to the at least one vertical beam;
the roller cage assembly comprising at least one cage beam forming a cage, a plurality of rollers mounted on the inner periphery of the cage, and a mounting member attached to the cage;
wherein the at least one retention bar may be translated from a lowered position to a raised position.

US Pat. No. 10,508,008

PNEUMATIC JACKING ASSEMBLY

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,007

HEIGHT-ADJUSTMENT DEVICE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING AN AGITATING DEVICE

UTS BIOGASTECHNIK GMBH, ...

1. A height adjusting device for adjusting the height of at least one agitating device in a digester of a biogas plant comprising at least one support unit, wherein the agitating device is accommodated on the support unit along which it can be displaced upwardly and downwardly, at least one housing unit, at least one drum device rotatably accommodated at the housing unit and at least one displacement member,wherein the displacement member is coupled at a first end to the drum device and is coupled at an opposing end to the agitating device and wherein rotation of the drum device causes the displacement member to be at least partially be wound onto the drum device or unwound from the drum device, causing the agitating device to be displaced upwardly or downwardly depending on the direction of rotation of the drum device,
and at least one fixing device, wherein the fixing device comprises at least one disk device and at least one brake, wherein the at least one brake engages with the disk device to fix the drum device at least temporarily to inhibit the displacement member at least from unwinding if the displacement member is not retained tautly between the drum device and the agitating device, wherein the at least one brake is retained on the housing unit and is pivotable relative to the drum device and/or the disk device.

US Pat. No. 10,508,004

LATERAL TRANSFER STATION FOR ELEVATOR HAVING A MAGNETIC SCREW PROPULSION SYSTEM

OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY, F...

1. An elevator system comprising:an elevator car for travel in a hoistway;
a stator positioned along the hoistway; and
a magnetic screw assembly coupled to the car, the magnetic screw assembly coacting with the stator to impart motion to the elevator car;
the stator including a service section having a plurality of poles to coact with the magnetic screw assembly;
the stator including a transfer station section, the transfer station section of the stator including a plurality of stator permanent magnets.

US Pat. No. 10,507,997

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

TESA SE, Norderstedt (DE...

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

US Pat. No. 10,507,996

SUPPLY ROLL WITH FUNCTIONAL MARKER, METHOD FOR HANDLING FLAT MATERIAL AND/OR STRIP MATERIAL WOUND ONTO SUPPLY ROLLS, AS WELL AS SYSTEM FOR HANDLING FLAT MATERIAL AND/OR STRIP MATERIAL

Krones Aktiengesellschaft...

1. A method for handling flat material and/or strip material (8) wound onto a supply roll (5), comprising:applying at least one adhesive marker (3) in a position onto an externally arranged free end section (7) of the flat material and/or strip material (8) on a supply roll (5), wherein the at least one adhesive marker (3) comprises a transparent window (24) through which an end edge (18) of the externally arranged free end section (7) is visible;
positioning the supply roll (5) on a retaining mandrel (15);
optically identifying the position of the at least one functional marker (2);
aligning the free end section (7) based on the optical identification step; and
extracting the free end section (7) from the supply roll (5).

US Pat. No. 10,507,993

TRAILER STABILIZER AND LEVELER

Stabilock, LLC, Loveland...

1. A method of reorienting a parked semi-trailer, the method comprising:positioning a portable stabilizing device at least partially underneath a forward portion of the parked semi-trailer while landing gear of the parked semi-trailer are in a weight bearing position to bear weight of the forward portion of the parked semi-trailer;
positioning a lift associated with the portable stabilizing device into a weight bearing position to bear at least a portion of the weight of the forward portion of the parked semi-trailer;
reorienting the parked semi-trailer while the lift bears the weight of the forward portion of the parked semi-trailer so a floor of the parked semi-trailer goes from a substantially parallel orientation to an approximately non-parallel orientation with respect to horizontal level by repositioning the lift to raise the forward portion of the parked semi-trailer and discontinue the landing gear of the parked semi-trailer assuming the weight bearing position; and,
repositioning the landing gear with respect to the ground to assume the weight bearing position; and,
removing the portable stabilizing device from underneath the forward portion of the parked semi-trailer after repositioning of the landing gear to assume the weight bearing position.

US Pat. No. 10,507,971

CONTAINER AND STIRRING DEVICE

Sprout IP APS, Taastrup ...

1. A combined container and stirring device, the device comprising:a lower body having a cavity formed between a first lower body section, a bottom section, and a second lower body section, when folded, accommodating a filter part within the cavity, and a cutout in at least one of the first lower body section and the second lower body section exposing the filter part;
the bottom section being arranged within a bottom fold between the first lower body section and the second lower body section; and
an upper body integral to and extending from the first lower body section at a body fold and designed so that (i) when folded, it is substantially flat in shape wrapping around the first lower body, section, the bottom section, and the second lower body section to form a compact shape, and (ii) when unfolded from the lower body, employing folded ribs along the upper body to provide a stable handle to be used as a stirrer.

US Pat. No. 10,507,964

CUSHIONING, PACKING, AND PACKAGE

KYOCERA Document Solution...

1. A package comprising:an article to be packed and including a bottom corner section;
a packing;
a tray on which the packing is placed; and
a cover configured to mate with the tray to cover the packing, wherein
the packing includes:
a cushioning configured to support the bottom corner section of the article; and
a flat plate-shaped member on which the cushioning is placed,
the cushioning includes a first cushioning member and a second cushioning member that are separable from each other,
the bottom corner section has a bottom face, a first side face, and a second side face,
the first cushioning member includes:
a bottom section that faces the bottom face of the bottom corner section;
a first side section that faces the first side face of the bottom corner section; and
a cut-out section,
the second cushioning member includes:
a second side section that faces the second side face of the bottom corner section; and
a protrusion section that fits in the cut-out section,
the cut-out section lies in a specific direction,
the protrusion section protrudes in the specific direction,
the first side section is plate-shaped,
the specific direction is a direction intersecting with a principal plane of the first side section,
the flat plate-shaped member includes:
a first restriction section configured to restrict movement of the first cushioning member; and
a second restriction section pivotable about a pivotal axis between a first position and a second position,
the second restriction section in the first position is flush with an upper surface of the flat plate-shaped member,
the second restriction section in the second position protrudes from the upper surface of the flat plate-shaped member and restricts movement of the second cushioning member in and opposite to the specific direction,
the pivotal axis of the second restriction section extends in a direction intersecting with the specific direction,
the article includes a protrusion member,
the protrusion member is located in the second side face of the bottom corner section, the protrusion member being pivotable between a retracted position and a protruding position,
the protrusion member in the retracted position is contained within the article, and
the protrusion member in the protruding position protrudes from the second side face of the bottom corner section.

US Pat. No. 10,507,963

RESEALABLE OPENING DEVICE AND PACKAGE COMPRISING SUCH AN OPENING DEVICE

ECOLEAN AB, Helsingborg ...

1. A resealable opening device for a flexible package of collapsible type having a compartment defined by flexible walls, comprisinga thin-walled body having
a back surface attachable on one of the flexible walls of
the package in a dispensing portion of the package,
a first hinge joint extending in a first direction and
connecting a first section of the thin-walled body with a second section of the thin-walled body, the thin-wall body being intended to be arranged such that the first hinge joint is arranged transversely to a dispensing direction of the package, and
a second hinge joint extending in a second direction
crossing the first hinge joint,
wherein a locking member is arranged for locking the first
section to the second section when the first and second sections are folded towards each other about the first hinge joint, characterized in that the thin-walled body is provided with a third hinge joint extending in a third direction crossing the first hinge joint and arranged at a distance from the second hinge joint,
wherein the thin-walled body comprises a first end region including a first portion of the first section and a first portion of the second section, an intermediate region including a second portion of the first section and a second portion of the second section, and a second end region including a third portion of the first section and a third portion of the second section,
wherein the second hinge joint is arranged between the first end region and the intermediate region; and the third hinge joint is arranged between the second end region and the intermediate region,
wherein the second hinge joint and the third hinge joint extend in a non-parallel manner giving the intermediate region of the thin-walled body a form of a truncated triangle, and
wherein the first end region, the intermediate region and the second end region are foldable relative to each other by means of the second and third hinge joints such that the thin-walled body is adaptable to an outwardly bulging shape change of the flexible wall on which the device is intended to be attached.

US Pat. No. 10,507,961

ORGANIZING DEVICE WITH FLEXIBLE TIES

Nite Ize, Inc., Boulder,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,507,960

CHILD RESISTANT CLOSURE SYSTEM

Tri State Distribution, I...

1. A closure system comprising:a container having a neck portion, the neck portion including a circumferential side wall and a symmetrical rim extending out from the side wall, the rim including a locking lug extending from an upper surface of the rim and a break disposed in the rim adjacent to the locking lug, the break being substantially symmetrically aligned with the rim and including a curved slot disposed between the rim and the circumferential side wall of the container neck portion operable to form a deflectable locking portion of the rim; and
a closure dimensioned and configured to be secured to the neck portion of the container, the closure including a side wall, a flange extending radially outward from the side wall, and a locking lug disposed within the flange for engaging the corresponding locking lug of the container when the closure is installed on the container in a child resistant configuration, the flange including a top exterior surface, a bottom interior surface, and a gap portion extending through the top exterior surface and the bottom interior surface of the flange adjacent to the locking lug of the closure,
wherein the flange of the closure and the locking lugs of the container and closure are positioned and configured such that the locking lugs are hidden within the flange when the closure is installed on the container in the child resistant configuration,
wherein the deflectable locking portion of the rim is operable to be deflected to disengage the locking lugs of the container and the closure to uninstall the closure from the child resistant configuration, and
wherein the gap portion extending through the flange of the closure is vertically aligned with at least a portion of the deflectable locking portion of the container rim when the closure is installed on the container in the child resistant configuration to permit a user to access the deflectable locking portion of the container rim through the gap portion in the closure flange.

US Pat. No. 10,507,958

CAP

MIKASA INDUSTRY CO., LTD....

1. A container assembly comprising a cap attached to a mouth of a double-walled container having a deformable inner container and a deformable outer container, the cap comprising:a main unit attached to the mouth of the double-walled container;
a spout cylinder provided on the main unit;
a lid that opens and closes a spout formed at a tip end of the spout cylinder;
an inner stopper that is provided in the main unit so as to be fit into the mouth of the double-walled container; and
a first inner valve provided retained in the main unit,
wherein the inner stopper includes an inner cylinder with one end communicating with an inside of the inner container and the other end communicating with an inside of the spout cylinder,
the first inner valve includes a first valve body that covers an opening of the inner cylinder,
the first valve body has at least one passage hole,
the first valve body is deformable to an opening position where the first valve body expands deforms convexly into the spout cylinder and to a closing position where the first valve body retracts concavely into the inner cylinder, the first valve body being biased in a closing direction,
the first valve body at the closing position acts as a partition between the inside of the inner cylinder and the inside of the spout cylinder, and
the first valve body at the opening position causes the inside of the inner cylinder and the inside of the spout cylinder to communicate with each other through the passage hole of the first valve body,
the passage hole has a first passage hole that is formed at a center of the first valve body,
the inner cylinder contains a communicating path that communicates with the inside of the inner container and the inside of the spout cylinder, and contains a closing member,
the first valve body at the closing position comes into contact with the closing member and closes the first passage hole with the closing member, and
the first valve body at the opening position separates from the closing member, causing the inside of the inner cylinder and the inside of the spout cylinder to communicate with each other through the first passage hole
the passage hole has at least one second passage hole formed around the first passage hole,
the first valve body at the closing position comes into contact with an end of the inner cylinder and closes the second passage hole on the end of the inner cylinder, and
the first valve body at the opening position separates from the end of the inner cylinder, causing the inside of the inner cylinder and the inside of the spout cylinder to communicate with each other through the first and second passage holes.

US Pat. No. 10,507,956

LID MECHANISM

TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD., ...

1. A lid mechanism comprising:a box main body that includes a storage portion having an opening;
a lid that is supported so as to pivot with respect to the box main body and a state of which changes between a closed state where the opening is closed and an opened state where the opening is opened;
a locking element that includes a rod and a rod biasing member and locks the lid in the closed state to the box main body, the rod being provided in the lid, being changeable between a locked state where the rod engages with the box main body and an unlocked state where engagement between the rod and the box main body is released, and having a pressure receiving inclined surface, and the rod biasing member biasing the rod to enter into the locked state; and
a flap element that includes a flap main body and a flap biasing member and, in the opened state, restricts a state of the rod from changing from the unlocked state to the locked state, the flap main body being provided in the lid and including a rod contact portion, which has a pressing inclined surface configured to come into contact with the pressure receiving inclined surface, and a box contact portion which is configured to come into contact with the box main body, and the flap biasing member biasing the flap main body in a direction in which the pressing inclined surface presses the pressure receiving inclined surface of the rod and having a higher biasing force than the rod biasing member, wherein:
when the state of the lid changes from the closed state to the opened state, the pressing inclined surface provided in the rod contact portion of the flap main body presses the pressure receiving inclined surface provided in the rod; and
when the state of the lid changes from the opened state to the closed state, the box contact portion of the flap main body comes into contact with the box main body such that the pressing of the pressing inclined surface to the pressure receiving inclined surface is released.

US Pat. No. 10,507,954

WATER STORAGE TANK BLADDER, MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR, WATER STORAGE TANK INCLUDING BLADDER, AND WATER TREATMENT APPARATUS INCLUDING WATER STORAGE TANK

Coway Co., Ltd, (KR)

1. A water storage tank, comprising:a tank body including a first entrance and a second entrance into and out of which water flows; and
a bladder disposed in an interior of the tank body to be connected to the first entrance and into or out of which water flows through the first entrance, while water flows out of or into the interior of the tank body through the second entrance,
wherein the tank body comprises an upper body including the first entrance and the second entrance and a lower body connected to the upper body, in order to cover an open lower portion of the upper body,
wherein a welding groove is formed in a lower end portion of the upper body, and a welding protrusion inserted into the welding groove is formed in an upper end portion of the lower body, and
wherein a burr prevention portion, preventing a welding burr generated during welding from being exposed in the interior of the tank body, is formed in the upper end portion of the lower body.

US Pat. No. 10,507,947

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

VIDEOJET TECHNOLOGIES INC...

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

US Pat. No. 10,507,936

CATALYTIC FUEL TANK INERTING SYSTEM

HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPO...

1. A fuel tank inerting system, comprising:a fuel tank;
a catalytic reactor arranged to receive a first reactant from a first reactant source and to receive a second reactant from a second reactant source, and to react the first and second reactants to generate an inert gas; and
an inert gas flow path from the catalytic reactor to the fuel tank, wherein the catalytic reactor comprises:
a first flow path comprising a first inlet in operative fluid communication with the first reactant source, a first outlet in operative fluid communication with the inert gas flow path, and a reactive flow path including a catalyst between the first inlet and the first outlet;
a second flow path comprising a second inlet in operative fluid communication with the second reactant source, said second flow path in operative fluid communication with the first flow path through a first barrier between the first and second flow paths that is permeable to the second reactant; and
a third flow path comprising a third inlet in operative fluid communication with a fluid coolant, and a third outlet, said third flow path in operative thermal communication with the first flow path.

US Pat. No. 10,507,933

AUTOMATED FLIGHT THROTTLE CONTROL

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. An aircraft comprising:a sensor to determine a flight condition associated with the aircraft;
a processor to calculate at least one of a thrust resolver angle or a range defined by the thrust resolver angle based on the flight condition to maintain the aircraft in a preferred flight condition during a vertical height change maneuver of the aircraft; and
an electromechanical override to override movement of a throttle lever beyond the at least one of the thrust resolver angle or the range defined by the thrust resolver angle.

US Pat. No. 10,507,929

ATTACHED ROCKET PARACHUTE DEPLOYMENT SYSTEM

Kitty Hawk Corporation, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,507,918

SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO INTERCHANGEABLY COUPLE TOOL SYSTEMS WITH UNMANNED VEHICLES

Walmart Apollo, LLC, Ben...

1. An unmanned aerial task system, comprising:a plurality of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) each comprising:
a UAV control circuit;
a motor; and
propulsion system coupled with the motor and configured to enable the UAV to move; and
a universal coupler comprising a coupling system configured to interchangeably couple with and decouple from one of multiple different tool systems each having different functions to be put into use while carried by a first UAV and configured to secure one of multiple tool systems with the first UAV and enable a communication connection between the UAV control circuit and the one of the multiple tool systems, and wherein the multiple different tool systems comprise at least a package securing tool system configured to retain and enable transport of a package while being delivered.

US Pat. No. 10,507,917

APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR GESTURE-CONTROLLED UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES

Walmart Apollo, LLC, Ben...

1. A system for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) control, comprising:a flight control system of a UAV;
an image sensor on the UAV;
an aircraft marshaling signal database; and
a control circuit coupled to the flight control system, the image sensor, and the aircraft marshaling signal database, the control circuit being configured to:
detect an initiate-control gesture from a ground crew member;
verify that the ground crew member is an authorized controller of the UAV;
in response to detection of the initiate-control gesture and verification that the ground crew member is an authorized controller of the UAV, cause the UAV to move in a predetermined pattern to provide an initiate-control acknowledgment to the ground crew member, the movement of the UAV in the predetermined pattern being separate from movement of the UAV in response to a flight command;
detect, with the image sensor and after the verification that the ground crew member is an authorized controller, a gesture from the ground crew member;
compare the detected gesture of the ground crew member with marshaling signals in the aircraft marshaling signal database to determine a corresponding marshaling signal;
determine the flight command based on the corresponding marshaling signal; and
execute the flight command with the flight control system of the UAV.

US Pat. No. 10,507,915

METHOD FOR PROVIDING OBSTACLE AVOIDANCE USING DEPTH INFORMATION OF IMAGE AND UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE

INVENTEC APPLIANCES (PUDO...

1. A method for providing obstacle avoidance using depth information of image, comprising:shooting a scene, by a three-dimensional image sensor, to obtain a depth image of the scene;
determining a flight direction and a trip distance according to the depth image to decide which direction to fly in the next moment and how far to fly toward the flight direction; and
flying for the trip distance toward the flight direction.