US Pat. No. 10,556,998

ANTIOXIDANT STABILIZED CROSSLINKED ULTRA HIGH MOLECULAR WEIGHT POLYETHYLENE FOR MEDICAL DEVICE APPLICATIONS

Zimmer, Inc., Warsaw, IN...

1. A method of preparing an antioxidant-stabilized crosslinked UHMWPE blend for use in medical implants, the method comprising:preheating a consolidated blend to a preheat temperature greater than room temperature and below the melting point of the consolidated blend, the consolidated blend comprising UHMWPE and antioxidant; and
irradiating the preheated consolidated blend while maintaining the consolidated blend at a temperature below the melting point of the consolidated blend to form the antioxidant-stabilized crosslinked UHMWPE blend, wherein the irradiating is electron beam irradiating performed in a single pass;
wherein the crosslinked UHMWPE blend has a pin-on-disc wear rate of about 0.02 n g/Mc to about 0.69 mg/Mc.

US Pat. No. 10,556,981

PHOTOSTABLE COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING PARA-ALKOXYL PHENYL SUBSTITUTED PROPENOIC ACID (APP) COPOLYMER DERIVATIVES

Hallstar Beauty and Perso...

1. A photostable photoactive composition comprising:(a) at least one photoactive compound that develops within itself an excited state energy when subjected to UV radiation, and
(b) a block copolymer comprising a plurality of blocks, and
having a structure according to Formula I:
H3C-V-W-X-Y-Z—CH3
wherein the plurality of blocks comprises:
at least one block having a structure according to Formula II:

wherein:
R is C1-C30 alkyl;
R1 is selected from the group consisting of H, OH, and C1-C15 alkoxyl;
R2 is selected from the group consisting of H and C1-C15 alkyl;
K is C1-C15 alkyl;
B is selected from the group consisting of O and S;
A is selected from the group consisting of CN and (C?O)NR3(R4); and
each stereoisomer is selected from the group consisting of E, Z, R, S, and a combination thereof;
wherein R3 and R4 are independently C1-C15 alkyl;
wherein n is a number from 1 to 5,000;
wherein m is a number from 0 to 20;
wherein R, R1, R2, R3, and R4 may be either straight chain or branched chain;
at least one block having a structure according to Formula III:

wherein:
R5 is C1-C30 alkyl;
R6 is selected from the group consisting of H and C1-C15 alkyl;
L is C1-C15 alkyl;
D is selected from the group consisting of O and S;
C is selected from the group consisting of CN and (C?O)NR7(R8); and
each stereoisomer is selected from the group consisting of E, Z, R, S, and a combination thereof;
wherein R7 and R8 are independently C1-C15 alkyl;
wherein o is a number from 1 to 5,000;
wherein p is a number from 0 to 20;
wherein R5, R6, R7 and R8 may be either straight chain or branched chain;
at least one block having a structure according to Formula IV:

wherein:
R9 and R10 are independently C1-C15 alkyl, and
E is selected from the group consisting of O and S;
wherein q is a number from 1 to 5,000;
wherein r is a number from 0 to 20; and
at least one block having a structure according to Formula V:

wherein:
F is selected from the group consisting of O and S;
wherein s is a number from 1 to 5,000;
wherein t is a number from 0 to 20;
wherein the block copolymer is operable to quench the excited state energy.

US Pat. No. 10,556,979

MODIFIED POLYIMIDE AND CURABLE RESIN COMPOSITION

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A modified polyimide represented by Formula 4:
wherein D is a heat curable or photocurable functional group, R is a divalent or higher polyvalent organic group, and n is an integer of 1 or greater, X1, X2, X3, and X4 are each independently a tetravalent organic group derived from a tetracarboxylic dianhydride, Y1, Y2, and Y3 are each independently a divalent organic group derived from a diamine, p, q, r, and v are each independently an integer of 0 or greater, with the proviso that p, q, r, and v are not simultaneously 0, and r+v is 1 or greater.

US Pat. No. 10,556,975

AQUEOUS POLYMERIZATION OF THERMORESPONSIVE FLOCCULANTS

Phillips 66 Company, Hou...

1. A method comprising:forming a monomer solution by mixing formula

and a water soluble monomer in the presence of an aqueous solution;
adding an initiator to the monomer solution to form a thermoresponsive polymer, wherein:
R1 is independently selected from the group consisting of H and alkyl groups;
R2 and R3 are independently selected from the group consisting of H, alkyl, olefinic, aromatics, heterocyclic, halogen, ammonium, nitroxides, nitrates, nitrite amides, amines, esters, ethers, carboxylic acids, acyl chlorides, alcohols, nitriles, phosphates, phosphonates, sulfates, sulfonates, sulfide, sulfite, thiol, and combinations thereof;
Y is selected from the group consisting of O, N and S;
X are methylene groups containing from about 0 to about 20 carbons, and
wherein the aqueous solution is an aqueous salt solution.

US Pat. No. 10,556,971

PROCESS FOR DRYING POLYMERS

ExxonMobil Chemical Paten...

1. A process for drying a polymer product comprising providing a transfer line dryer (TLD) having at least an upstream steam jacket and a downstream steam jacket, supplying steam to the upstream steam jacket of the TLD at a first steam delivery rate or pressure at a point D1 at or adjacent to a polymer product inlet to the TLD and supplying steam to the downstream steam jacket of the TLD at a second, lower rate or pressure at a point D2 downstream of the polymer product inlet, in which the first steam delivery rate or pressure is a full steam delivery rate or pressure that is applied to a portion of the TLD between D1 and D2 and a second steam delivery rate or pressure is 0.6 of full steam delivery rate or pressure, or less, throughout a portion of the TLD distal from D2; and flowing the polymer product through the TLD to obtain a dried polymer.

US Pat. No. 10,556,921

DEHYDROGENATION OF NEAT FORMIC ACID

University of Southern Ca...

1. An organometallic complex having formula B:
wherein:
M is a metal selected from the group consisting of beryllium, magnesium, aluminum, scandium, titanium, vanadium, chromium, manganese, iron, cobalt, nickel, copper, zinc, gallium, germanium, yttrium, zirconium, niobium, molybdenum, technetium, ruthenium, rhodium, palladium, silver, cadmium, indium, tin, antimony, lanthanum, cerium, praseodymium, neodymium, promethium, samarium, europium, gadolimium, terbium, dysprosium, holmium, erbium, thalium, ytterbium, lutetium, hafnium, tantalum, tungsten, rhenium, osmium, iridium, gold, platinum, thallium, lead, bismuth, polonium, thorium, protactinium, uranium, neptunium, and plutonium;
E is P, N, or C;
R1, R2 are each independently C1-6 alkyl groups;
R3 are each independently hydrogen, C1-6 alkyl groups, OR14, NO2, or halogen;
o is 1, 2, 3, or 4;
R14 is hydrogen or a C1-6 alkyl group;
R15 is hydrogen or a C1-6 alkyl group; and
X? is a negatively charge counter ion.

US Pat. No. 10,556,918

METHOD FOR PREPARING AMINOSILANE-BASED COMPOUND

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

1. A method for preparing an aminosilane-based compound of the following Formula 1, the method comprising:dissolving each of a compound of the following Formula 2 and a compound containing at least one nitrogen atom in an organic solvent to prepare a solution of the compound of the following Formula 2 and a solution of the compound containing at least one nitrogen atom,
mixing the solution of the compound of the following Formula 2 and the solution of the compound containing at least one nitrogen atom, and
reacting the compound of the following Formula 2 with the compound containing at least one nitrogen atom,
wherein the compound containing at least one nitrogen atom is an aliphatic amine having 1 to 20 carbon atoms or a five-member or six-member ring compound containing 1 to 3 nitrogen atoms, and optionally at least one hydrogen atom in the compound is independently substituted with an alkyl group of 1 to 8 carbon atoms, an alkoxy group of 1 to 8 carbon atoms, an aryl group of 6 to 12 carbon atoms, a halogen group, a carboxyl group, an aldehyde group, an acyl group or a cyano group,

in Formula 1 and Formula 2,
A is an aliphatic amino group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms or a four-member or six-member ring containing 1 to 3 nitrogen atoms, and optionally at least one hydrogen atom in the aliphatic amino group or the five-member or six-member ring is independently substituted with an alkyl group of 1 to 8 carbon atoms, an alkoxy group of 1 to 8 carbon atoms, an aryl group of 6 to 12 carbon atoms, a halogen group, a carboxyl group, an aldehyde group, an acyl group or a cyano group,
X1 is a halogen group,
Y is a divalent hydrocarbon group of 1 to 20 carbon atoms, and
Z1 and Z2 are each independently a group of the following Formula 3:

in Formula 3,
“a” is an integer of 0 to 2,
R1 and R2 are each independently a monovalent hydrocarbon group of 1 to 10 carbon atoms, and
W is a divalent hydrocarbon group of 1 to 10 carbon atoms, which is unsubstituted or substituted with an alkyl group of 1 to 4 carbon atoms.

US Pat. No. 10,556,916

ZIRCONIUM-89 OXINE COMPLEX AS A CELL LABELING AGENT FOR POSITRON EMISSION TOMOGRAPHY

The United States of Amer...

1. A method of labeling a cell or microorganism with 89Zr-oxine complex comprising contacting the cell or microorganism with a 89Zr-oxine complex of the formula
in a buffer solution at 26° C. or below, wherein the 89Zr-oxine complex permeabilizes the cell membrane of the cell or microorganism.

US Pat. No. 10,556,912

DIARYLETHENE COMPOUNDS AND USES THEREOF

SWITCH MATERIALS, INC., ...

1. A compound according to Formula IA/IB, reversibly convertible under photochromic and electrochromic conditions between a ring-open isomer A and a ring-closed isomer B:
wherein:
Z is N, O or S;
each R1 is independently selected from H or halo;
each R2 is independently selected from the group consisting of H, halo, a polymer backbone, alkyl, and aryl; or both R2 together form CH?CH—;
each R3 is independently

 or alkyl;
each R4 is independently

X=N, O or S;
R5 is methyl;
each R6a, R6b, R6c is independently selected from the group comprising: H, Cl, Br, F, —CF3, —CN, —NO2, methyl, ethyl, propyl, iso-propyl, butyl, sec-butyl, iso-butyl, tert-butyl, saturated or unsaturated alkyl that is linear or branched with 5-12 carbons, —Si(R11)3, thiophene, substituted thiophene, benzyl, substituted benzyl, —CH?CH2, —OCH3, —COH, —OH, —CO2H, —COCH3, —C(CH3)2OH, —Si(CH3)3, —CH2CH2OCH3, —CH2CH2OH, —N(CH3)2, —CO2CH3, —OCH2OCH3, —SO2CH3, —OCH2C(CH3)3, —OCH2CH(CH3)2, —OC(CH3)3, —OCH?CH2, —O(CH2)4OH, —O(CH2)3OH, —C(CH3)2OH, —O(CH2)2OCH3, —O(CH2)4CN, —O(CH2)4COOH,

or R6a and R6b are each CH?CH— and join to form an unsaturated ring, or —CH2—CH2— and join to form a ring;
each R7a, R7b, R7c, each R8a, R8b, R8c, R8d, R8e, and each R9a, R9b, R9c, R9d, R9e, is independently selected from the group comprising: H, Cl, Br, F, —CF3, —CN, —NO2, methyl, ethyl, propyl, iso-propyl, butyl, sec-butyl, iso-butyl, tert-butyl, saturated or unsaturated alkyl that is linear or branched with 5-12 carbons, —Si(R11)3, thiophene, substituted thiophene, benzyl, substituted benzyl, —CH?CH2, —OCH3, —COH, —OH, —CO2H, —COCH3, —C(CH3)2OH, —Si(CH3)3, —CH2CH2OCH3, —CH2CH2OH, —N(CH3)2, —CO2CH3, —OCH2OCH3, —SO2CH3, —OCH2C(CH3)3, —OCH2CH(CH3)2, —OC(CH3)3, —OCH?CH2, —O(CH2)4OH, —O(CH2)3OH, —C(CH3)2OH, —O(CH2)2OCH3, —O(CH2)4CN, —O(CH2)4COOH,

n and m are independently any integer from 0 to 20;
R11 is independently selected from the group comprising R or —O—R, wherein:
R is a linear or branched, non-aromatic monocyclic or polycyclic, substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group comprising a carbon backbone comprising any one of 1 to 20 carbons; or
R is a heteroalkyl group comprising one or more of O, S, N, or Si; or
R is a linear or branched, saturated or unsaturated, alkyl group comprising a carbon backbone comprising any one of 1 to 12 carbons; or
R is a substituted or unsubstituted methyl, ethyl, propyl, iso-propyl, butyl, sec-butyl, iso-butyl, tert-butyl, pentyl or hexyl group;
at least one of R6a, R6b, R6c is not H;
at least one of R7a, R7b, R7c is not H;
at least one of R8a, R8b, R8c, R8d, R8e is not H; and
at least one of R9a, R9b, R9c, R9d, R9e is not H.

US Pat. No. 10,556,911

THIENOPYRIMIDINE COMPOUNDS

1. A method of treating a disorder which is responsive to antagonism of the adenosine A2B receptor in a subject in need thereof, the method comprising orally administering to the subject a compound of formula (I), or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, in an amount of from 0.1 mg to 3000 mg, once, twice, or three times per day, wherein the compound of formula (I) iswhereinR1 is optionally substituted aryl or an optionally substituted 5- or 6-membered heteroaryl ring;
R2 and R3 are independently selected from hydrogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C3-C8 cycloalkyl, C3-C8 cycloalkyl-(C1-C6)-alkyl, aryl-(C1-C6)-alkyl optionally substituted in the ring part thereof, a 5- or 6-membered monocyclic heterocyclic group optionally linked via a C1-C6 alkylene chain and optionally substituted in the ring part thereof, benzimidazol-2-yl-methyl, pyrid-3-yl-carbonyl, or (1-methyl-piperidin-4-yl)-carbonyl-methyl;
or R2 and R3 taken together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached form an optionally substituted 5- or 6-membered ring;
R4 is C1-C3 alkyl, C2-C3 alkenyl, —N(—R5)—R6, or optionally substituted heteroarylmethylamino; and
R5 and R6 are independently selected from hydrogen or C1-C3 alkyl;
or R5 and R6 taken together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached form an optionally substituted 4- to 6-membered saturated ring.

US Pat. No. 10,556,903

NLRP3 MODULATORS

Innate Tumor Immunity, In...

1. A compound selected from:or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,556,885

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 H;
R3 is

R6 is selected from the group consisting of —(C1-2 alkylene)pheterocyclyl optionally substituted with 1-3 R36.; wherein —(C1-4 alkylene) is optionally substituted with one or more halides;
R32 is selected from the group consisting of H, halide, unsubstituted —(C1-5 alkyl), unsubstituted —(C2-5 alkenyl), unsubstituted —(C2-5 alkynyl), unsubstituted —(C1-5 haloalkyl), and —N(R53)2;
each R36 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), —(C1-4 alkylene)OR42, —(C1-2 alkylene)pheterocyclyl optionally substituted with 1-2 R43, —(C1-2 alkylene)pcarbocyclyl optionally substituted with 1-2 R44, and —SO2(R52); wherein each —(C1-4 alkylene) is, independently, optionally substituted with one or more halides;
each R42 is independently selected from the group consisting of H and unsubstituted —(C1-3 alkyl);
each R43 is independently selected from the group consisting of halide and unsubstituted —(C1-3 alkyl);
each R44 is independently selected from the group consisting of halide, unsubstituted —(C1-5 alkyl), and unsubstituted —(C1-5 haloalkyl);
each R52 is selected from the group consisting of unsubstituted —(C1-3 alkyl) and -aryl optionally substituted with one or more halides;
each R53 is independently selected from the group consisting of H and unsubstituted —(C1-2 alkyl);
X is O or S; and
each p is independently 0 or 1;
wherein one or more H are optionally replaced by D;
wherein each heterocyclyl is independently a nonaromatic cyclic ring system comprising at least one hetereoatom in the ring system backbone.

US Pat. No. 10,556,884

PESTICIDALLY ACTIVE HETEROCYCLIC DERIVATIVES WITH SULPHUR CONTAINING SUBSTITUENTS

Syngenta Participations A...

1. A compound of formula I,
wherein
G1 is nitrogen or CR2;
G2 is nitrogen or CR3;
G3 is nitrogen or CR4;
G4 is nitrogen or CR5;
G5 is nitrogen or CR6, with the proviso that not more than 2 nitrogen as G may follow consecutively;
R2, R3, R4, R5 and R6 are, independently from each other, hydrogen, halogen, C1-C6haloalkyl or C1-C6alkyl; or
R2, R3, R4, R5 and R6 are, independently from each other, C1-C6haloalkylsulfanyl, C1-C6haloalkylsulfinyl, C1-C6haloalkylsulfonyl, C1-C6alkylsulfanyl, C1-C6alkylsulfinyl, C1-C6alkylsulfonyl, C1-C6alkoxy, C1-C6haloalkoxy, C1-C4haloalkoxyC1-C4alkyl, C1-C4alkoxyC1-C4alkyl, SF5, cyano, C3-C6cycloalkylC1-C4alkyl or —C(O)C1-C6haloalkyl; or
R2, R3, R4, R5 and R6 are, independently from each other, C3-C6cycloalkyl which can be mono- or polysubstituted by substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, cyano, C1-C4haloalkyl and C1-C4alkyl;
R8 is hydrogen, C1-C6alkyl, C1-C6haloalkyl or C1-C4alkyl substituted by C1-C4alkylsulfanyl;
R7 is a radical selected from the group consisting of formula Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4, Q5, Q6, Q7, Q8, Q9, Q10, Q11, Q12, Q13 and Q14

wherein the arrow denotes the point of attachment to the triazole ring;
A represents CH or N;
X is S, SO or SO2;
R1 is C1-C4alkyl or C1-C4haloalkyl; or
R1 is C3-C6cycloalkyl which can be mono- or polysubstituted by substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-C4haloalkyl, cyano and C1-C4alkyl; or
R1 is C3-C6cycloalkyl-C1-C4alkyl which can be mono- or polysubstituted by substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-C4haloalkyl, cyano and C1-C4alkyl;
R9 is hydrogen, C1-C6alkyl, C1-C6haloalkyl, C1-C4alkoxyC1-C4alkyl, hydroxyl, C1-C6alkoxy or S(O)mR13; or
R9 is C3-C6cycloalkyl which can be mono- or polysubstituted by substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-C4haloalkyl, cyano and C1-C4alkyl; or
R9 is C3-C6cycloalkyl-C1-C4alkyl which can be mono- or polysubstituted by substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-C4haloalkyl, cyano and C1-C4alkyl;
R10 is hydrogen, C1-C6alkyl, cyano, C1-C6alkoxy, C1-C6haloalkoxy, C2-C6alkynyl, C2-C6alkenyl, amino, NH—CN, N—(C1-C4alkyl)amino, N—(C1-C4 alkyl)N—(C1-C4 alkyl)amino, N—(C3-C6cycloalkyl)amino, N—(C1-C4alkyl)N—(C3-C6cycloalkyl)amino, N—(C1-C4alkylcarbonyl)amino, N—(C1-C4alkyl)N—(C1-C4alkylcarbonyl)amino, N—(C1-C4 alkyl)N—(C3-C6cycloalkylcarbonyl)amino, N—(C3-C6cycloalkylcarbonyl)amino, N—(C1-C4alkylcarbonyl)N—(C3-C6cycloalkyl)amino or —S(O)mR13; or
R10 is C1-C4alkyl mono- or polysubstituted by substituents independently selected from the group Z; or
R10 is a five to six-membered ring aromatic or heteroaromatic system, said aromatic or heteroaromatic ring system can contain 1 to 4 hetero atoms selected from the group consisting of nitrogen, oxygen and sulfur, with the proviso that each ring system cannot contain more than 2 oxygen atoms and more than 2 sulfur atoms, said five to six-membered ring system can be mono- or polysubstituted by substituents independently selected from the group V;
R11 is hydrogen, C1-C6alkyl, C1-C6alkoxy, C1-C6 haloalkoxy, amino, N—C1-C4alkylamino, N—(C1-C4 alkyl)N—(C3-C6 cycloalkyl)amino, N—(C3-C6 cycloalkyl)amino or N—(C1-C4 alkyl)N—(C1-C4 alkyl)amino; or
R11 is C1-C4alkyl mono- or polysubstituted by substituents independently selected from the group Z; or
R11 is C3-C6cycloalkyl which can be mono- or polysubstituted by substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-C4haloalkyl, cyano and C1-C4alkyl; or
R11 is C3-C6cycloalkyl-C1-C4alkyl which can be mono- or polysubstituted by substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-C4haloalkyl, cyano and C1-C4alkyl; or
R11 is a five- to six-membered aromatic or heteroaromatic ring system, said aromatic or heteroaromatic ring system can contain 1 to 4 hetero atoms selected from the group consisting of nitrogen, oxygen and sulfur, with the proviso that each ring system cannot contain more than 2 oxygen atoms and more than 2 sulfur atoms, said five- to six-membered aromatic or heteroaromatic ring system can be mono- or polysubstituted by substituents independently selected from the group V;
R12 is hydrogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6alkoxy, hydroxyl or C1-C6 haloalkoxy; or
R12 is C1-C4alkyl mono- or polysubstituted by substituents independently selected from the group Z; or
R12 is C3-C6cycloalkyl which can be mono- or polysubstituted by substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-C4haloalkyl, cyano and C1-C4alkyl; or
R12 is C3-C6cycloalkyl-C1-C4alkyl which can be mono- or polysubstituted by substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-C4haloalkyl, cyano and C1-C4alkyl;
R13 is C1-C4alkyl, C1-C4haloalkyl, N—C1-C4alkylamino, N,N—(C1-C4 alkyl)2amino or phenyl; said phenyl can be mono- or polysubstituted by substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-C4alkyl, cyano, C1-C4haloalkyl and C1-C4alkoxy; or
R13 is C3-C6cycloalkyl which can be mono- or polysubstituted by substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-C4haloalkyl, cyano and C1-C4alkyl; or
R13 is C3-C6cycloalkylC1-C4alkyl which can be mono- or polysubstituted by substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-C4haloalkyl, cyano and C1-C4alkyl;
m is 0, 1 or 2;
R14 is hydrogen or C1-C6 alkyl;
R15 is hydrogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6alkoxy, C1-C6 haloalkoxy, amino, N—C1-C4alkylamino or N,N—(C1-C4 alkyl)2amino; or
R15 is C1-C4alkyl mono- or polysubstituted by substituents independently selected from the group Z; or
R15 is C3-C6cycloalkyl which can be mono- or polysubstituted by substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-C4haloalkyl, cyano and C1-C4alkyl; or
R15 is C3-C6cycloalkyl-C1-C4alkyl which can be mono- or polysubstituted by substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-C4haloalkyl, cyano and C1-C4alkyl;
p is 0 or 1;
R16 is hydrogen or C1-C6 alkyl;
R17 is hydrogen, C1-C6alkyl, C1-C6haloalkyl, C1-C6alkoxy or C1-C6 haloalkoxy; or
R17 is amino which can be mono- or disubstituted by substituents selected from the group consisting of cyano, C1-C6alkyl, C1-C6alkoxy, C1-C6haloalkoxy, C3-C6cycloalkyl and C3-C6cycloalkyl-C1-C4alkyl, said C3-C6cycloalkyl and C3-C6cycloalkyl-C1-C4alkyl groups itself can be mono- or polysubstituted by substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-C4haloalkyl, cyano and C1-C4alkyl; or
R17 is C1-C4alkyl mono- or polysubstituted by substituents independently selected from the group Z; or
R17 is C3-C6cycloalkyl which can be mono- or polysubstituted by substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-C4haloalkyl, cyano and C1-C4alkyl; or
R17 is C3-C6cycloalkyl-C1-C4alkyl which can be mono- or polysubstituted by substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-C4haloalkyl, cyano and C1-C4alkyl; or
R17 is a five- to six-membered ring aromatic or heteroaromatic ring system, said aromatic or heteroaromatic ring system can contain 1 to 4 hetero atoms selected from the group consisting of nitrogen, oxygen and sulfur, with the proviso that each ring system cannot contain more than 2 oxygen atoms and more than 2 sulfur atoms, said five- to six-membered aromatic or heteroaromatic ring system can be mono- to polysubstituted by substituents independently selected from the group V;
R18 is hydrogen, halogen, C1-C4haloalkyl, amino, cyano, C1-C4alkyl, C3-C6cycloalkyl, or is C3-C6cycloalkyl mono-, di- or tri-substituted by substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-C4haloalkyl, cyano and C1-C4alkyl;
R19 is hydrogen, C1-C6alkyl, C1-C6alkoxy, C1-C6haloalkoxy, C3-C6cycloalkylC1-C4alkyl, C3-C6cycloalkyl;
Z is cyano, halogen, hydroxy, —SH, amino, nitro, C1-C4alkoxy, C1-C4haloalkoxy, C1-C4alkylsulfanyl, C1-C4haloalkylsulfanyl, C1-C4alkylsulfinyl, C1-C4haloalkylsulfinyl, C1-C4alkylsulfonyl, C1-C4haloalkylsulfonyl or phenyl; said phenyl can be mono- or polysubstituted by substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-C4alkylsulfanyl, C1-C4haloalkylsulfanyl, C1-C4 alkylsulfinyl, C1-C4haloalkylsulfinyl, C1-C4alkylsulfonyl, C1-C4haloalkylsulfonyl, cyano, C1-C4haloalkyl and C1-C4alkyl; or Z is pyridyl; said pyridyl can be mono- or polysubstituted by substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-C4 alkylsulfanyl, C1-C4haloalkylsulfanyl, C1-C4alkylsulfinyl, C1-C4haloalkylsulfinyl, C1-C4alkylsulfonyl, C1-C4haloalkylsulfonyl, cyano, C1-C4haloalkyl and C1-C4alkyl; or Z is pyrimidyl; said pyrimidinyl can be mono- or polysubstituted by substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-C4alkylsulfanyl, C1-C4haloalkylsulfanyl, C1-C4alkylsulfinyl, C1-C4haloalkylsulfinyl, C1-C4alkylsulfonyl, C1-C4haloalkylsulfonyl, cyano, C1-C4haloalkyl and C1-C4alkyl; and
V is cyano, halogen, C1-C4 alkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, C1-C4alkoxy, C1-C4alkoxyC1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4haloalkyl, C1-C4haloalkoxy, C1-C4alkylsulfanyl, C1-C4haloalkylsulfanyl, C1-C4alkylsulfinyl, C1-C4haloalkylsulfinyl, C1-C4alkylsulfonyl or C1-C4haloalkylsulfonyl; and agrochemically acceptable salts, stereoismers, enantiomers, tautomers and N-oxides of the compounds of formula I.

US Pat. No. 10,556,858

ANTIOXIDANT INFLAMMATION MODULATORS: OLEANOLIC ACID DERIVATIVES WITH AMINO AND OTHER MODIFICATIONS AT C-17

REATA PHARMACEUTICALS, IN...

1. A method of making a first compound defined as:
wherein:
R12 is ORd, or NRdRe, wherein:
Rd is hydrogen; or
alkyl(C?8), alkenyl(C?8), aryl(C?8), heteroaryl(C?8), aralkyl(C?8), heteroaralkyl(C?8), or a substituted version of any of these groups;
Re is alkyl(C?8), alkenyl(C?8), aryl(C?8), heteroaryl(C?8), aralkyl(C?8), heteroaralkyl(C?8), or a substituted version of any of these groups; or
Rd and Re are taken together and are -alkanediyl(C?8)-, substituted -alkanediyl(C?8)-, -alkenediyl(C?8)-, substituted -alkenediyl(C?8)-, or —N?CHCH?CH—;
wherein the first step of the synthesis comprises modification of the C-17 isocyanate group of the following compound:

US Pat. No. 10,556,852

PRODUCTION OF MALEIC ACID, FUMARIC ACID, OR MALEIC ANHYDRIDE FROM LEVULINIC ACID ANALOGS

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, Syr...

1. A method of producing maleic anhydride, comprising the step of oxidizing a quantity of methyl levulinate without forming levulinic acid to form maleic anhydride.

US Pat. No. 10,556,849

METHOD FOR PRODUCING METHANOL AND APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING METHANOL

MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL C...

1. A method for producing methanol comprising:synthesis steps of synthesizing methanol from a synthesis gas comprising hydrogen, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide; and
separation steps of separating an unreacted gas from a reaction mixture obtained by passing through one of the synthesis steps,
the method comprising a synthesis loop having at least two of the synthesis steps and at least two of the separation steps,
wherein the synthesis loop comprises:
a first mixing step of obtaining a first mixed gas by mixing a residual gas, obtained by removing a purge gas from a final unreacted gas separated from a final reaction mixture in a final separation step subsequent to a final synthesis step, with 10 to 90 mol % of a make-up gas comprising hydrogen, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide;
a first synthesis step of synthesizing methanol from the first mixed gas;
a first separation step of separating a first unreacted gas from a first reaction mixture obtained in the first synthesis step;
a final mixing step of obtaining a final mixed gas by finally mixing the unreacted gas and at least a fraction of 10 to 90 mol % of the make-up gas;
the final synthesis step of synthesizing methanol from the final mixed gas; and
the final separation step of separating the final unreacted gas from the final reaction mixture obtained in the final synthesis step,
the synthesis loop also comprises:
a first preheating step of preheating the first mixed gas;
a final preheating step of preheating the final mixed gas; and
a pressure increase step of increasing the pressure of the final mixed gas having passed through the final preheating step before the final synthesis step by using a circulator, and
in the synthesis loop, a reaction temperature of a catalyst layer is controlled by indirect heat exchange with pressurized boiling water.

US Pat. No. 10,556,841

METHOD OF FORMING AN ENCAPSULATED FERTILIZER

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen am...

1. A method of forming an encapsulated fertilizer, said method comprising the steps of:providing a core particle comprising a fertilizer and having an outer surface;
coating the outer surface with a dust suppressant forming an intermediate layer;
applying an isocyanate component having isocyanate functional groups directly to the intermediate layer; and
reacting the isocyanate component with ambient moisture including any ambient moisture that condenses into liquid form on the applied isocyanate component to form a layer disposed about the core particle to form the encapsulated fertilizer;
wherein the layer comprises polyurea linkages, and optionally, polyurethane linkages, and
the method is free of a step of purposefully applying an isocyanate-reactive component to the core particle, the isocyanate-reactive component being a polyol, polyamine, water, and/or combinations thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,556,832

CUTTERS COMPRISING POLYCRYSTALLINE DIAMOND ATTACHED TO A HARD METAL CARBIDE SUBSTRATE

DIAMOND INNOVATIONS, INC....

1. A method of making a superabrasive compact, comprising:positioning a plurality of superabrasive particles proximate to a substrate, wherein the substrate comprises hard metal carbides, a binder, and a species; and
subjecting the substrate and the plurality of superabrasive particles to a high pressure high temperature process suitable for producing the superabrasive compact,
wherein the species is selected from (i) the group of elements consisting of boron, aluminum, and manganese, (ii) the group of compounds consisting of a boron compound, an aluminum compound, and a manganese compound, and (iii) the group of eutectic alloys consisting of a boron alloy, an aluminum alloy, and a manganese alloy, and
wherein in the high pressure high temperature process, the species in the substrate form a compound with a composition of AxBvCz, wherein A is a metal from the species, B is selected from the group consisting of W, Co, and Cr, and C is carbon, and wherein 0

US Pat. No. 10,556,826

METHODS FOR REGENERATING LITHIUM-ENRICHED SALT BATHS

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A method for regenerating a salt bath comprising:contacting at least a portion of an ion-exchangeable substrate comprising lithium cations with a salt bath comprising at least one of KNO3 and NaNO3,
wherein upon contacting the at least a portion of the ion-exchangeable substrate with the salt bath, the ion-exchangeable substrate diffuses lithium cations from the ion-exchangeable substrate at a rate of greater than or equal to 1,000 ?m2/hr and less than or equal to 8,000 ?m2/hr; and
selectively precipitating, not during the contacting, dissolved lithium cations from the salt bath by adding greater than or equal to 2 wt % and less than or equal to 10.0 wt % of a phosphate salt,
wherein the concentration of lithium cations in the bath, after the adding, is greater than or equal to the concentration of phosphate salt in the salt bath, and
wherein the concentration of dissolved lithium cations in the salt bath, after the selectively precipitating, is greater than or equal to 0 wt % lithium cations and less than or equal to 2.0 wt % lithium cations.

US Pat. No. 10,556,813

METHOD FOR TREATING CONDENSED VAPOR STREAMS CONTAINING ODOROUS COMPOUNDS

1. A method for reducing odor-causing compounds in a rendering process, comprising:condensing a first vapor stream produced in a rendering process comprising at least one vaporous odor-causing compound to condense at least a portion of said first vapor stream and said at least one vaporous odor-causing compound to produce a first condensate stream comprising at least one soluble odor-causing compound condensed from said first vapor stream;
adding an oxidizer to said first condensate stream to oxidize said at least one soluble odor-causing compound;
condensing at least a portion of a second vapor stream produced in the rendering process to produce a second condensate stream;
mixing said first condensate stream and said second condensate stream to produce a combined condensate stream; and
discharging said combined condensate stream from the rendering process, wherein said discharging comprises adding said combined condensate stream to a liquid effluent from a waste-water pre-treatment system.

US Pat. No. 10,556,806

TWO-STAGE CALCINATION METHOD, AND PLANT FOR SAME

Claudius Peters Projects ...

1. A method for calcining gypsum, comprising:calcining the gypsum in a first stage with flash calcination,
guiding the gypsum from the first stage to a second stage via a transfer line, and
calcining the gypsum to completion in a reaction vessel in a second stage using indirect heating wherein, in the second stage, water vapor is recirculated without external vapor or water being supplied.

US Pat. No. 10,556,803

AMMONIA SYNTHESIS USING A CATALYTIC NITROGEN-SELECTIVE MEMBRANE

Colorado School of Mines,...

1. A method of producing a nitrogen-hydrogen compound, comprising:providing a metallic membrane, wherein the metallic membrane is an alloy comprising a Group V element;
providing a nitrogen (N2) stream to a first side of the metallic membrane;
dissociating the N2 into atomic nitrogen (N) with the metallic membrane;
reacting the dissociated nitrogen with a hydrogen gas on a second side of the metallic membrane;
forming at least one nitrogen-hydrogen compound, wherein the nitrogen-hydrogen compound is selected from the group consisting of NH, NH2, NH3, and combinations thereof;
desorbing the nitrogen-hydrogen compound from the metallic membrane; and
reacting the nitrogen-hydrogen compound with hydrogen to form an ammonium cation at a temperature between about 200° C. and about 1000° C.

US Pat. No. 10,556,794

DESORBING PROCESS, HYDROGEN-SUPPLYING SOLUTION, AND DESORBING APPARATUS

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A desorbing process, comprising:bringing a solution containing a hydrogenated aromatic compound, at least one of [P((CH2)mCH3)3((CH2)nCH3) (5?m?24, 13?n?24)]+ and [N((CH2)mCH3)3((CH2)nCH3) (5?m?24, 13?n?24)]+, and an anion into contact with an anode; and
desorbing hydrogen from the hydrogenated aromatic compound.

US Pat. No. 10,556,782

RAISING/LOWERING CONVEYANCE DEVICE FOR CONTAINER FOR CONVEYING ARTICLE

Daifuku Co., Ltd., (JP)

1. A raising/lowering conveyance device for a container for conveying an article, the raising/lowering conveyance device comprising:at least two container gripping devices, each container gripping device being capable of moving close to and away from the container for conveying an article in a horizontal direction, and being operable to be raised and lowered,
each container gripping device including a pinholder-shaped structure having multiple container support pins, wherein each container support pin is capable of protruding and retracting in the horizontal direction on a side of the container and is biased and held in a protrusion position,
the container support pins being operable to enter a lower side of a downward facing step surface formed on an outside of the container, by movement toward the container, and the container support pins being operable to support the container,
each container gripping device being supported by a columnar support member for raising and lowering the container gripping device,
an elastic material being disposed between each columnar support member and the associated container gripping device, and the elastic material being operable to bias the associated container gripping device in a raising direction,
each container gripping device being held, by an upward biasing force of the elastic material, at an equilibrium height in equilibrium with a weight of the container gripping device so as to be able to be moved vertically with the equilibrium height serving as a center of the movement, and
the container gripping devices being operable to lift the container and when the container gripping devices lift the container, the container gripping devices are supported by the columnar support members in a position in a state of being lowered from the equilibrium height, in response to a weight of the container.

US Pat. No. 10,556,776

LIGHTWEIGHT ELEVATOR TRAVELING CABLE

OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY, F...

1. An elevator traveling cable, comprising:a plurality of conductors configured for conducting at least one of electrical energy and communication signals to at least one component of an associated elevator car;
a jacket covering the plurality of conductors; and
at least one load bearing member supporting a weight of the traveling cable, wherein the at least one load bearing member consists solely of liquid crystal polymer.

US Pat. No. 10,556,771

ONE-PIECE HOSE GUIDE FOR HOSE REEL DECK BOX

The Ames Companies, Inc.,...

1. A hose guide for a hose reel deck box, said hose reel deck box including a housing assembly and a basket assembly, said housing assembly including a unitary housing component with a unitary sidewall defining an enclosed space, said unitary sidewall having a plurality of substantially planar members and first and second travel bars, the second travel bar being formed along an edge upon a surface of the unitary sidewall, unitary with the unitary sidewall, and parallel with the unitary sidewall; two opposing of said planar members having a housing assembly central opening therein, said basket assembly including an elongated barrel, said barrel having an axis of rotation, said barrel rotatably disposed in said unitary sidewall enclosed space, said first and second travel bars extending generally parallel to the axis of rotation of said barrel, said hose guide comprising:a slidable coupling device including the first travel bar as an upper slidable coupling device first component, the second travel bar as a lower slidable coupling device first component, and upper and lower slidable coupling device second components, wherein:
a body defining a hose passage and said upper and lower slidable coupling device second components;
said upper and lower slidable coupling device second components structured to be slidably disposed to said first and second travel bars, respectively;
wherein said first and second travel bars are disposed in a spaced, generally parallel configuration, and wherein said first and second travel bars each include a race disposed within an engagement surface of each of the first and second travel bars, said races being disposed substantially within a plane of said hose guide body, and wherein:
said slidable coupling device includes a first projection and a second projection and wherein said body is structured to be compressed; and
said first and second projections structured to be slidably disposed in said races.

US Pat. No. 10,556,767

WORKPIECE STORAGE METHOD

HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., T...

1. A workpiece storage method that conveys a workpiece, brings a leading end of the workpiece into contact with an anterior wall provided on a front side of a conveyance direction of the workpiece so as to block further conveyance of the workpiece, and stores the workpiece in a storage area formed of the anterior wall and a posterior wall provided on a rear side of the conveyance direction of the workpiece, the workpiece storage method comprising:a pressure control step of controlling a pressure of gas within the storage area in such a manner that a rear end side of the workpiece with respect to a center of the workpiece is moved downward so as to contact the posterior wall when the workpiece is conveyed to the storage area, the center of the workpiece being a center of gravity of the workpiece, wherein air is sprayed in a downward direction toward the workpiece from above the workpiece in the pressure control step; and
a conveyance step of conveying the workpiece to the storage area in a state where the workpiece is supported by a conveyance support member at a position spaced from the storage area in the conveyance direction of the workpiece and which is upstream in the conveyance direction of the workpiece from a portion of the workpiece where the air is sprayed in the downward direction toward the workpiece from above the workpiece in the pressure control step, so as to prevent a front end side of the workpiece with respect to the center of the workpiece from hanging down, even when the air is sprayed in the downward direction toward the front end side of the workpiece in the pressure control step, the conveyance support member supporting a bottom side of the workpiece while pressing an upper side of the workpiece, the conveyance support member pressing the upper side of the workpiece at a position upstream in the conveyance direction from a position at which the bottom side of the workpiece is supported.

US Pat. No. 10,556,756

DEVICE FOR CONVEYING AND RETAINING GLASS SHEETS, PARTICULARLY IN A WASHING FACILITY, AND ASSOCIATED METHOD

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A device for conveying and holding a sheet of glass comprises a conveyor and a holder configured to hold a sheet of glass in position, wherein the holder comprises:at least two spaced-apart and parallel lateral conveying systems and a multitude of spaced-apart wires extending transversely with respect to the lateral conveying systems and borne thereby, the sheet of glass being intended, via at least all or part of its lateral sides, to be pressed locally against the wires, and
a delivery system configured to deliver pressurized water and/or air jets, the pressurized jets being intended to be sprayed toward an upper face of the sheet of glass, which is the opposite face to the one supported by the wires, so as to keep said sheet of glass pressed firmly against the wires.

US Pat. No. 10,556,755

CONVEYOR TRANSFER GUARDS

Flexible Steel Lacing Com...

1. A transfer system for transferring objects across a gap intermediate conveyor surface portions, the transfer system comprising:an elongate mounting member;
a plurality of pairs of upstream and downstream transfer members that are configured to be mounted to the mounting member; and
each pair of upstream and downstream transfer members having a pair of upper transfer surfaces for transferring objects in a longitudinal, downstream direction between the conveyor surface portions.

US Pat. No. 10,556,750

SENSING AN ARTICLE IN A CONVEYOR

HP Indigo B.V., Amstelve...

1. A conveyor comprising:a belt for moving an article along a conveying direction, the belt having a first pair of rows of holes extending along the conveying direction; and
a sensor associated with each row of the first pair of rows,
wherein the sensors and the first pair of rows of holes are arranged such that the article is detectable when both the sensors sense a material simultaneously, and
wherein the sensors and the first pair of rows of holes are arranged such that for substantially any position of the belt in the conveying direction at least one of the sensors is aligned with one of the holes of the first pair of rows.

US Pat. No. 10,556,747

CONVEYANCE DEVICE USING CARRIAGE

Daifuku Co., Ltd., (JP)

1. A conveyance device using a carriage, comprising:a horizontal travel route having a storage route part for storing conveyance carriages in a state where the conveyance carriages are adjacent in a forward/backward direction and a drive route part for causing the conveyance carriages fed out from the storage route part to be forcibly driven to travel at set intervals;
the storage route part having drive conveyor chains that support the conveyance carriages via wheels of the conveyance carriages, such that the conveyance carriages travel freely;
the drive route part having guide rails that support the conveyance carriages via the wheels, such that the conveyance carriages travel freely, and drive cord-like bodies that include, at regular intervals, carriage propulsion claw parts into which driven pins provided in the conveyance carriages and directed laterally horizontally are fitted such that the driven pins are freely fitted and detached into and from the carriage propulsion claw parts;
the driven pins of a conveyance carriage that is fed from the storage route part into the drive route part with predetermined timing are fitted into the carriage propulsion claw parts that are turned around guide rings at a beginning of the drive route part; and
a carriage positioning means to position a conveyance carriage, via the driven pins, at a fixed position directly before a turning route around the guide rings of the carriage propulsion claw parts, such that the conveyance carriage is prevented from being moved forward and backward and in which the positioning is freely released; and
a carriage pushing-out means to push out the conveyance carriage at the fixed position at a timing when the driven pins are fitted into the carriage propulsion claw parts;
where the carriage positioning means and the carriage pushing-out means are provided separately from the drive conveyor chains of the storage route part.

US Pat. No. 10,556,731

DETACHABLE FITMENT

Colgate-Palmolive Company...

1. A fitment for a sachet, comprising:a body having a lower surface and an upper surface, said body comprising
a slot comprising a first slot portion and a second slot portion;
a first body portion comprising the first slot portion extending from said lower surface toward said upper surface, wherein the first slot portion is closed at said upper surface such that fluid flow is prevented through the first slot portion in a direction from the lower surface toward the upper surface;
a second body portion comprising the second slot portion, said second slot portion extending from the lower surface of the body toward the upper surface of the body, wherein the second slot portion extends through the upper surface such that a flow path exists through the second slot portion in the direction from the lower surface toward the upper surface; and
a first recess defined in the lower surface of the second body portion, the first recess extending laterally through the body from a front surface to a back surface, the first recess being aligned with the second slot portion;
wherein the first slot portion is open to the second slot portion within the body;
wherein a first inner surface of the body that defines the slot comprises a first protrusion extending inwardly therefrom, the first protrusion defining a reduced width section of the slot; and
wherein a width of the slot increases proceeding from the first protrusion toward a midpoint between the upper surface and the lower surface.

US Pat. No. 10,556,730

CARTON WITH HANDLE

Graphic Packaging Interna...

1. A package comprising a carton and a plurality of articles, the carton comprising;a plurality of panels that extends at least partially around an interior of the carton;
the plurality of articles being arranged in a plurality of rows of articles in the interior of the carton, the plurality of rows of articles comprising at least a first row and a second row, and the first row comprising at least one more article than the second row forming a void between a first article at an end of the first row and a second article at an end of the second row; and
a handle comprising the first article at the end of the first row and a handle flap extending in the carton, the handle flap being at least partially aligned with the void and being proximate the first article at the end of the first row, wherein the handle flap is positionable between a first position preventing access to the void and a second position wherein the handle flap is folded inwardly to at least partially form a handle opening that is at least partially in communication with the void.

US Pat. No. 10,556,727

FOOD CONTAINER AND RELATED METHODS

1. A container for food, comprising:a tray having a tray surface configured to support a plurality of food items thereon; and
a lid configured for releasable coupling with said tray to define an interior of the container, said lid extending between first and second oppositely disposed longitudinal ends and having one or more sidewalls and a top wall connected to said one or more sidewalls, said top wall having an interior surface facing said interior of the container, and an exterior surface disposed opposite said interior surface, said one or more sidewalls including an end wall located at said first longitudinal end of said lid, said interior surface including an end portion adjacent said end wall,wherein:said lid is made of a food-grade material,
said lid has at least one of a preformed raised portion on said exterior surface or a deployable element for defining a raised portion on said exterior surface,
said raised portion is shaped and located in said lid such that when said lid is flipped upside down and said exterior surface is allowed to rest on a flat surface, at least a portion of said interior surface located between said raised portion and said end wall is oriented so as to define an acute angle relative to the flat surface, measured exteriorly of said lid,
said lid has a generally rectangular shape when viewed from above and an entirety of said top wall is substantially transparent,
said end wall defines an angle greater than about 90 degrees relative to said top wall at said first longitudinal end of said lid, and
said end wall and said end portion of said top wall interior surface jointly define a liquid-holding volume of at least about 10 mL with a depth of at least about 4 mm when said lid is flipped upside down and said exterior surface is allowed to rest on a flat surface.

US Pat. No. 10,556,725

CONVERTIBLE PORTABLE ORGANIZER WITH LINER

6 PACK FITNESS, INC., Oa...

1. A storage assembly comprising:a body including a base area, a first opening, a second opening, and a first interior surface;
a first barrier removably covering the first opening with a second interior surface;
a second barrier removably covering the second opening with a third interior surface; and
a first removable waterproof liner,
wherein:
the first interior surface, second interior surface, and third interior surface define a first space within the body,
the first waterproof liner is configured to divide the first space into a first compartment and a second compartment, the second compartment including a second space between the first waterproof liner and one or both of the first interior surface and the third interior surface, the second space being a subset of the first space,
the first barrier is configured such that displacing the first barrier from the first opening provides access to the first compartment and not the second compartment,
the second barrier is configured such that displacing the second barrier from the second opening provides access to the second compartment and not the first compartment,
the first opening is disposed through an area of the body opposing the base area,
the second opening is disposed through the body between the base area and the first opening;
wherein the first opening is disposed on a horizontal top area of the body, the second opening is disposed on a vertical area of the body, and the first waterproof liner is configured such that the second space has a pre-determined shape, and
further comprising a second waterproof liner configured to be substitutable for the first waterproof liner and to divide the first space into a third compartment and a fourth compartment, the fourth compartment including a third space between the second waterproof liner and one or both of the first interior surface and the third interior surface, the third space being a subset of the first space, and the second waterproof liner is dimensioned such that the third space has a pre-determined shape different from the second space.

US Pat. No. 10,556,710

LIGHTWEIGHT PASSIVE ATTENUATOR FOR SPACECRAFT

AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE,...

1. A lightweight passive attenuator for spacecraft, comprising:two metallic omega cross-section rings, placed symmetrically and defining a gap therebetween, the two omega cross-section rings being a main load path of the lightweight passive attenuator, and
a plurality of damper elements placed in the gap defined between the two omega cross-section rings and out of the main load path of the lightweight passive attenuator,
wherein the omega cross-section rings and the damper elements are assembled at ends by attachment means, and the omega cross-section rings have a protruding central part with a plurality of holes for connection with adjacent structures of the spacecraft;
wherein the damper elements comprise aluminum and vulcanized elastomer.

US Pat. No. 10,556,708

PAYLOAD MOUNTING PLATFORM

SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LT...

1. An apparatus for supporting a payload, the apparatus comprising:a first support member coupled to the payload, wherein the payload is configured to rotate around a first rotational axis relative to the first support member; and
a single flexible member configured to be electrically coupled to the first support member and the payload,
wherein the single flexible member is configured to (i) wind around a portion of the first support member or the payload when the payload is rotated in a first direction around the first rotational axis, and (ii) unwind from around the portion when the first support member is rotated in a second direction opposite the first direction around the first rotational axis, and
wherein the single flexible member is configured to transmit sensor data indicating a spatial disposition of the payload or the first support member to control a rotation of the payload or the first support member.

US Pat. No. 10,556,699

AIRCRAFT ENGINE ASSEMBLY COMPRISING A PYLON LEADING EDGE INCORPORATED WITH AN ANNULAR ROW OF UNFAIRED AFTER-GUIDE VANES

AIRBUS OPERATIONS SAS, T...

1. An engine assembly for aircraft comprising:a part of the fuselage of an aircraft;
a turbomachine comprising an unfaired propeller, together with an annular row of unfaired after-guide vanes located aft of the propeller and rotationally fixed in relation to a longitudinal axis of the turbomachine; and
a pylon for mounting the turbomachine on part of the fuselage, the pylon incorporating a leading edge of the pylon,
wherein at least part of the leading edge of the pylon is incorporated within the annular row between two after-guide vanes thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,556,682

RETURN DEVICE FOR RETRACTING A MOVABLE ATTACHMENT DEVICE, AND AN AIRCRAFT FITTED WITH SUCH A RETURN DEVICE

AlRBUS HELICOPTERS, Mari...

1. A return device for retracting an attachment device of an aircraft, the attachment device being movable between a retracted storage position and a deployed working position, the return device tending to place the attachment device in the retracted storage position in the absence of an external load, while allowing the attachment device to move towards the deployed working position in the presence of an external load, the return device comprising:resilient return means for exerting a traction return force on the attachment device and automatically bringing the attachment device into the retracted storage position;
a force-reduction member for reducing the traction return force exerted by the resilient return means on the attachment device; and
a line element having a first free end secured to the attachment device and a second free end secured to the force-reduction member;
wherein the force-reduction member comprises a pulley block that is stationary relative to a support structure of the return device and a pulley block that is movable relative to the support structure of the return device, each of the stationary pulley block and the movable pulley block having at least two independent pulleys, each having a degree of freedom to move in rotation, the at least two pulleys of the stationary pulley block being free to move in rotation about a first axis of rotation, and the at least two pulleys of the movable pulley block being free to move in rotation about a second axis of rotation, the first and second axes of rotation being parallel to each other, the at least two pulleys of the stationary pulley block and the at least two pulleys of the movable pulley block enabling the line element to be wound over the at least four pulleys so as to form at least two go paths and two return paths between the stationary and movable pulley blocks.

US Pat. No. 10,556,663

AIRCRAFT BAY BLANKETS THAT PROVIDE ENHANCED DRAINAGE FEATURES

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. An apparatus comprising:a frame of an aircraft; and
a bay blanket comprising:
insulation;
a first waterproof lip that protrudes from the insulation in an outboard direction towards the frame and extends along a length of an aftward side of the bay blanket that is perpendicular to the outboard direction, the first waterproof lip curling over the insulation towards a center of the bay blanket; and
a second waterproof lip that protrudes from the insulation in the outboard direction towards the frame and extends along a length of a foreward side of the bay blanket that is perpendicular to the outboard direction, the second waterproof lip curling over the insulation towards a center of the bay blanket;
fixation elements that affix each waterproof lip of the bay blanket to the frame of the aircraft; and
fixation elements that affix a center of the bay blanket to the frame;
the bay blanket hangs from the fixation elements to form a dual-gutter pathway for channeling water in the aircraft.

US Pat. No. 10,556,659

BOAT WITH ELECTRIC DRIVE

Torqeedo GmbH, Gilching ...

1. A boat comprising:a battery located within an interior of a battery housing, the battery housing including a waste gas outlet comprising a gas-permeable seal and a pressure relief valve,
wherein the battery housing is gastight and watertight with the exception of the waste gas outlet,
wherein the gas-permeable seal is water-impermeable and comprises a semi-permeable diaphragm that allows the passage of water vapor out from the interior of the battery housing, but prevents the passage of water vapor into the interior of the battery housing, so as to affect pressure compensation of pressure differences between the interior of the battery housing and an environment exterior to the battery housing during normal battery operation, and
wherein the gas permeable seal and the pressure release valve together form a combined seal unit.

US Pat. No. 10,556,650

MULTI-LINK SUSPENSION FOR MULTI-HULLED VESSELS

Nauti-Craft Pty Ltd, Dun...

1. A suspension system for a water craft, the water craft including a chassis and at least a first hull and a second hull, the suspension system including a first hull locating arrangement for at least partially constraining the first hull in a lateral, a yaw, a roll and a longitudinal direction relative to the chassis,the first hull locating arrangement comprising a first, a second, a third and a fourth link arranged to directly or indirectly connect between the hull and the chassis,
the first, second and third links each extending in at least a lateral direction relative to the chassis and contributing to a lateral constraint on the first hull relative to the chassis, the second link being longitudinally spaced from the first link relative to the chassis to contribute to a hull yaw constraint on the first hull relative to the chassis, the third link being vertically spaced from the first and/or second link to contribute to a hull roll constraint on the first hull relative to the chassis, the fourth link extending in at least a longitudinal direction relative to the chassis to contribute to a longitudinal constraint on the first hull relative to the chassis.

US Pat. No. 10,556,646

MODULAR-TYPE VERY LARGE FLOATING STRUCTURES

Sea6 Energy Pvt. Ltd., B...

1. A floating structure comprising a closed loop tensegrity structure (1700, 1800, 1900, 2100, 2200, 2300) including:a plurality of beam adapters (700, 900, 1100, 1200, 1500), wherein each beam adapter of the plurality of beam adapters (700, 900, 1100, 1200, 1500) is an m-strut twisted prism unit (700), m is an integer greater than 4, wherein the m-strut twisted prism unit comprises:
m-sided planar polygonal top surface (710, 1102);
m-sided planar polygonal bottom surface (712, 1104), opposite to the m-sided planar polygonal top surface (710, 1102); and
at least m number of side faces (714, 1106) formed as planar polygons; and
a plurality of beams (200, 300, 400, 500, 600), wherein each beam of the plurality of beams (200, 300, 400, 500, 600) is formed by coupling multiple n-strut twisted prism units (100), n is an integer greater than 2, wherein each of the multiple n-strut twisted prism units includes n-sided planar polygonal surfaces (106, 108) on opposite sides through which the respective n-strut twisted prism unit is coupled to another n-strut twisted prism unit or a beam adapter of the plurality of beam adapters (700, 900, 1100, 1200, 1500);
wherein the m-strut twisted prism unit (700, 900, 1100, 1200, 1500) has m number of struts (702) arranged to form the m-strut twisted prism unit (700, 900, 1100, 1200, 1500), ends of the struts (702) form vertices of the m-sided polygonal top surface (710, 1102), vertices of the m-sided polygonal bottom surface (712, 1104), and vertices of the at least m number of side faces (714, 1108), and wherein pre-tensioned ropes (704) attached to ends of adjacent struts (702) form edges of the m-sided polygonal top surface (710, 1102) and the m-sided polygonal bottom surface (712, 1104), and
wherein an n-sided planar polygonal surface (202, 302, 402, 502) of a beam of the plurality of beams (200, 300, 400, 500, 600) is coupled to a side face of a beam adaptor of the plurality of beam adaptors (700, 900, 1100, 1200, 1500).

US Pat. No. 10,556,644

COUPLING DEVICE FOR RECOVERING UNMANNED SHIP AND COUPLING CONTROL METHOD USING SAME

1. A coupling device for recovering an unmanned ship, the coupling device comprising:a coupling unit lifted and lowered by being connected to a crane provided in a mother ship, one side thereof selectively protruding expansively along a circumference thereof;
an accommodation unit provided in the unmanned ship, and having a vertically communicating coupling hole such that at least a portion of the coupling unit is inserted therein; and
a guide unit performing guiding such that the coupling unit is coupled to the accommodation unit, and including a towing line coupled to the coupling unit in a state in which one end thereof passes through the coupling hole, and a winch connected to another end of the towing line so as to selectively wind or unwind the towing line,
wherein when an intensity of a tension applied to the towing line by a driving of the winch is a preset value or higher, the coupling unit is configured to be lowered in correspondence to a length of the towing line wound by the winch and to be coupled to the accommodation unit, and
wherein the coupling unit comprises:
a body including an upper portion which is connected to the crane;
a wing unit configured to be rotatable in a vertical direction at a portion along a longitudinal direction of the body, and having one side protruding from the body when rotating;
a lifting and lowering unit coupled to other side of the wing unit in the body, and adjusting a location thereof in a vertical direction to control a protrusion of the wing unit; and
a driving unit selectively moving the lifting and lowering unit in a vertical direction in the body.

US Pat. No. 10,556,642

WATERCRAFT

BOMBARDIER RECREATIONAL P...

1. A watercraft comprising:a deck;
a central pod connected to a bottom of the deck, the central pod being laterally centered relative to the deck, the central pod comprising:
a central hull defining a central tunnel, the central tunnel having two side walls and a top wall, the central hull having a central keel;
a motor connected to the central hull and disposed at least in part in the central hull; and
a jet propulsion system operatively connected to the motor, at least a portion of the jet propulsion system being disposed in the central tunnel, the jet propulsion system having a steerable nozzle;
a left pod connected to the bottom of the deck, the left pod being disposed at a left of the central pod and being laterally spaced from the central pod, the left pod comprising a left hull, the left hull being narrower than the central hull, the left hull having a left keel;
a right pod connected to the bottom of the deck, the right pod being disposed at a right of the central pod and being laterally spaced from the central pod, the right pod comprising a right hull, the right hull being narrower than the central hull, the right hull having a right keel; and
a helm assembly disposed on the deck and being operatively connected to the steerable nozzle,
the central keel being lower than the left and right keels,
a first line extending left from the central keel at a transom deadrise angle of the central hull intersects a left vertical plane containing the left keel at a point vertically above the left keel and vertically below a top of the left pod, and
a second line extending right from the central keel at the transom deadrise angle of the central hull intersects a right vertical plane containing the right keel at a point vertically above the right keel and vertically below a top of the right pod.

US Pat. No. 10,556,635

STRADDLED VEHICLE

YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIK...

1. A straddled vehicle comprising:a vehicle body frame including a head pipe, and a main frame extending rearward from the head pipe in a vehicle front-rear direction;
a fuel tank including a side wall;
a rubber bracket attached to the main frame and formed to have sides defining a recess that is open upward;
a protruding member extending sideways from the side wall of the fuel tank, wherein the protruding member engages with the rubber bracket to be located within the recess; and
a rear cross frame located rearward of the rubber bracket in the vehicle front-rear direction and extending sideways from the main frame,
wherein a portion of the fuel tank overlaps with the rear cross frame as the vehicle is viewed from directly above the cross frame.

US Pat. No. 10,556,629

INNER WHEEL SKIRT REDUCING VEHICLE DRAG

1. An apparatus reducing drag on a terrestrial vehicle in forward motion, said apparatus comprising:an inner wheel skirt assembly that comprises at least one vertical panel aligned parallel and disposed proximate to a laterally innermost sidewall of a laterally innermost wheel of a wheel assembly, said wheel assembly being disposed wholly on one lateral side of the vehicle;
the vertical panel having a lowermost panel edge positioned no higher than a minimum panel downward level located at an elevation above the bottom of the wheel assembly equal to one-third the diameter of said wheel assembly;
the vertical panel disposed wholly no further laterally from said innermost sidewall than a distance equal to two-thirds of the lateral width of the wheel assembly; and
the inner wheel skirt assembly configured wherein any flat panels thereof are each disposed in a substantially non-horizontal orientation.

US Pat. No. 10,556,623

METAL CROSS MEMBER WITH COMPOSITE FIBRE SUBFRAME

Sistemi Sospensioni S.p.A...

1. A cross-member for a motor-vehicle front suspension, comprising a first structure of metal, a second structure of composite material joined to the first structure and a plurality of mounting members connected to each other by the first structure to allow mounting of one or more components of the front suspension onto the cross-member,wherein the first structure includes a lattice frame comprising a plurality of tubular connecting elements of metal which connect the mounting members to each other,
wherein the second structure comprises a base body wholly made of a composite material with a polymer matrix and at least one reinforcement element securely connected to the base body in predetermined areas thereof to contribute to the overall mechanical strength and stiffness of the cross-member, and
wherein the second structure includes a main portion extending in a transverse direction, a pair of longitudinal appendages projecting rearwards from the opposite ends of the main portion, and a pair of struts extending upwards each from a respective longitudinal appendage.

US Pat. No. 10,556,621

STEERING ASSIST APPARATUS

JTEKT CORPORATION, Osaka...

1. A steering assist apparatus for use in a vehicle steering system including right and left steering operation mechanisms that are configured to respectively steer right and left steered wheels and are respectively driven by right and left steering motors when a steering member to be manipulated to steer a vehicle in a desired direction is mechanically coupled to neither of the right and left steering operation mechanisms, the steering assist apparatus comprising:a processor programmed to:
acquire a lateral deviation of the vehicle from a target travel line and/or a lateral deviation change rate, and a curvature of the target travel line, the lateral deviation change rate being a rate of change in the lateral deviation per unit time;
set, in accordance with the curvature of the target travel line, a left base target steered angle and a right base target steered angle to cause the vehicle to travel along the target travel line;
calculate a base target steered angle correction amount in accordance with the lateral deviation and/or the lateral deviation change rate;
detect whether the vehicle is making a right turn or a left turn;
when the vehicle is making a right turn, reduce the base target steered angle correction amount so as to set the reduced base target steered angle correction amount to be a left target steered angle correction amount, and in other states, set the base target steered angle correction amount to be the left target steered angle correction amount on an as-is basis;
when the vehicle is making a left turn, reduce the base target steered angle correction amount so as to set the reduced base target steered angle correction amount to be a right target steered angle correction amount, and in other states, set the base target steered angle correction amount to be the right target steered angle correction amount on an as-is basis;
add the left target steered angle correction amount to the left base target steered angle so as to calculate a left target steered angle; and
add the right target steered angle correction amount to the right base target steered angle so as to calculate a right target steered angle;
a left motor controller configured to control the left steering motor in accordance with the left target steered angle; and
a right motor controller configured to control the right steering motor in accordance with the right target steered angle.

US Pat. No. 10,556,619

STEERING CONTROL APPARATUS

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A steering control apparatus that controls an assistance torque outputted by a steering assistance motor based on a steering torque applied by a driver, the steering control apparatus comprising:a basic assistance torque calculating unit that calculates a basic assistance torque; and
a return control unit that calculates a return control amount to assist in returning a steering wheel to a neutral position, as a correction torque to be added to the basic assistance torque, wherein
the return control unit includes
a target steering speed calculating unit that calculates a target steering speed that is a target value for a steering speed,
a return control amount calculating unit that calculates the return control amount such that the steering speed follows the target steering speed, and
a returning state determining unit that determines whether the steering wheel is turning or returning, and
the target steering speed calculating unit gradually increases an absolute value of the target steering speed from an absolute value of the steering speed when the steering wheel is returning.

US Pat. No. 10,556,618

DRIVE APPARATUS AND ELECTRIC POWER STEERING APPARATUS USING THE SAME

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. An electric power steering apparatus that integrates a motor having first and second winding groups and a controller, the apparatus comprising:a substrate including a first and second switching elements, a first and second controllers, a first and second capacitors and a first and second rotation sensors mounted thereon;
a first power supply connector;
a second power supply connector; and
a frame member disposed in a controller side of a stator and a rotor of the motor, a shaft of the motor being inserted into the frame member,whereinthe first and second switching elements are disposed on a back surface of the substrate, being capable of radiating heat to the frame member;
a first system performing a drive control of the first winding group is defined, the first system including the first power supply connector, the first switching element, the first controller, the first capacitor and the first rotation sensor;
a second system performing a drive control of the second winding group is defined, the second system including the second power supply connector, the second switching element, the second controller, the second capacitor and the second rotation sensor;
a first region is defined as a region where the first power supply connector is provided, the first region including the first switching element, the first controller, and the first capacitor;
a second region is defined as a region where the second power supply connector is provided, the second region including the second switching element, the second controller, and the second capacitor;
the first and second rotation sensors are accommodated in a single package; and
the single package is disposed in a middle of the substrate and a boundary portion between the first region and the second region to face a magnet disposed at an end of the shaft of the motor.

US Pat. No. 10,556,606

RAILROAD CAR LOCATION, SPEED, AND HEADING DETECTION SYSTEM AND METHODS WITH SELF-POWERED WIRELESS SENSOR NODES

THE ISLAND RADAR COMPANY,...

1. A system for detecting location, speed and heading information of a moving railroad car or string of railroad cars in a railroad switchyard, the system comprising:a first plurality of processor-based sensor node devices arranged in spaced relation to one another to establish a first predefined protected area corresponding to an intersection of a connector track and a first classification track in a railroad switchyard;
a second plurality of processor-based sensor node devices arranged in spaced relation to one another to establish a second predefined protected area corresponding to an intersection of the connector track and a second classification track in the railroad switchyard;
each of the plurality of processor-based sensor node devices including at least one detection element configured to sense at least one of the location, speed and heading of the railroad car or string of railroad cars moving within the first or second predefined protected areas;
at least one concentrator node device in communication with each of the plurality of processor-based sensor node devices when the moving object is within the predefined protected area; and
a master processor device in communication with the at least one concentrator node device and a railroad yard control system.

US Pat. No. 10,556,596

DRIVER SCORING AND SAFE DRIVING NOTIFICATIONS

Nissan North America, Inc...

1. A method for use in a vehicle, the method comprising:collecting data at a predetermined interval, wherein the data includes a plurality of frames and each frame of the plurality of frames corresponds to the predetermined interval and includes a first acceleration data and a second acceleration data;
assigning each of the plurality of frames to a group by comparing the first acceleration data and the second acceleration data to a predetermined threshold;
determining whether each of the plurality of frames is statistically likely to be an adverse behavior, wherein the determining includes:
analyzing each of the plurality of frames using a plurality of machine learning methods;
determining, for each of the plurality of machine learning methods, a preliminary classification for each of the plurality of frames; and
selecting a final classification for each of the plurality of frames based on a majority of the preliminary classifications for each of the plurality of frames; and
generating a driver score based on the determination.

US Pat. No. 10,556,592

VEHICLE CONTROL DEVICE

SUBARU CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A vehicle control device capable of separately controlling a driving force of a front wheel and a driving force of a rear wheel in a vehicle, the vehicle control device comprising:a processor coupled to a memory storing instructions, the processor being configured to:
determine that a drive wheel is slipping in a case where an index value that is correlated with a rotation speed of the drive wheel exceeds a threshold corresponding to a vehicle speed;
control a driving force of the drive wheel such that the index value matches a target value that is set to cancel a slipping state of the drive wheel and corresponding to the vehicle speed in a case where it is determined that the drive wheel is slipping;
determine whether a different-diameter tire that has a different diameter from a reference diameter is mounted on the drive wheel;
adjust a threshold on a basis of a ratio between a diameter of the tire mounted on the drive wheel and the reference diameter in the case where it is determined that the different-diameter tire is mounted on the drive wheel; and
adjust the target value on the basis of the ratio in a case where it is determined that the different-diameter tire is mounted on the drive wheel.

US Pat. No. 10,556,585

SURFACE NORMAL DETERMINATION FOR LIDAR RANGE SAMPLES BY DETECTING PROBE PULSE STRETCHING

Panosense Inc., Foster C...

1. A device comprising:a laser emitter configured to emit a laser pulse in a sample direction to perform distance measurements;
a sensor to sense a return pulse corresponding to the laser pulse reflected from a surface; and
one or more processors configured to:receive a signal representative of the return pulse from the sensor;based at least in part on the signal representative of the return pulse, compare a width of the emitted laser pulse to a width of the return pulse in a time-domain; anddetermine an orientation of the surface relative to the sample direction based, at least in part, on the comparison of the width of the emitted laser pulse to the width of the return pulse.

US Pat. No. 10,556,583

VEHICLE CONTROL APPARATUS

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A vehicle control apparatus that is configured to control a hybrid vehicle,the hybrid vehicle having an engine and a rotating electrical machine each of which is connected to a driving shaft and each of which is a source of driving power, the rotating electrical machine being capable of being driven by using an output of the engine to charge an electric power storage,
the vehicle control apparatus comprising a controller,
the controller being programmed to: perform a parking assist operation for automatically parking the hybrid vehicle at a target position; and perform a first control operation,
the first control operation allowing the engine to stop, if an amount of the stored electric power in the electric power storage is larger than a first threshold value corresponding to an amount of the electric power at which the electric power storage needs to be charged, and the first control operation charging the electric power storage by driving the rotating electrical machine by using the output of the engine, if the amount of the stored electric power is smaller than the first threshold value,
the controller being programmed to: perform a second control operation instead of the first control operation during a first period from an assist start time at which the parking assist operation is requested to be performed to an assist completion time at which the parking assist operation completes the parking of the hybrid vehicle at the target position, and perform the first control operation without performing the second control operation during a second period other than the first period,
the second control operation putting the engine into a stopping state before a moving start time at which the parking assist operation starts to move the hybrid vehicle and forbidding the engine from being started after the moving start time, if the amount of the stored electric power at a timing before the moving start time is larger than a second threshold value corresponding to an amount of the electric power that is capable of completing the parking of the hybrid vehicle at the target position with the engine being kept in the stopping state, and the second control operation putting the engine into a driving state before the moving start time and forbidding the engine from stopping after the moving start time, if the amount of the stored electric power at the timing before the moving start time is smaller than the second threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,556,577

CONTROL DEVICE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A BRAKE SYSTEM OF A VEHICLE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A control device for a brake system of a vehicle that includes a hydraulic device and a brake booster, the control device comprising:an electronic device coupled to the hydraulic device and the brake booster, wherein the electronic device is configured to:
determine, based on (a) a specified braking of a driver of the vehicle or of an automatic control system of the vehicle, (b) a first item of information relating to a current usability of the hydraulic device, and (c) a second item of information relating to a current usability of the brake booster of the brake system:
a first target portion of an increase of brake pressure in at least one wheel brake cylinder of the brake system by an amount corresponding to the specified braking that is to be provided by the hydraulic device; and
a second target portion of the increase that is to be provided by the brake booster; and
control at least one of the hydraulic device and the brake booster so that the first target portion is provided by the hydraulic device and the second target portion is provided by the brake booster, wherein at least one of the first item of information indicates whether a first energy source of the vehicle, which is connected to the hydraulic device via a first current supply network, has failed and the second item of information indicates whether a second energy source of the vehicle, which is connected to the brake booster via a second current supply network, has failed.

US Pat. No. 10,556,565

CURTAIN AIRBAG APPARATUS

HYUNDAI MOBIS CO., LTD., ...

1. A curtain airbag apparatus of a vehicle comprising:an inflator part configured to generate gas in response to a collision;
an airbag connected to the inflator part and configured to inflate using the gas from the inflator part, wherein the airbag comprises a main cushion part and a secondary cushion part; and
a cushion mounting guide coupled to a vehicle body, wherein the cushion mounting guide extends between a first end and a second end, wherein the first end is fixed to the vehicle body and the second end is coupled to the airbag,
wherein, in a folded state of the airbag, the secondary cushion part is located on one side of the cushion mounting guide and the main cushion part is disposed on the other side of the cushion mounting guide such that the second end of the cushion mounting guide is interposed between the secondary cushion part and the main cushion part and further such that the secondary cushion part is located between the vehicle body and the cushion mounting guide,
wherein, when the airbag inflates, the secondary cushion part is configured to inflate between the cushion mounting guide and the vehicle body to push the second end of the cushion mounting guide and the main cushion part away from the vehicle body, and the main cushion part is configured to inflate in a state that the main cushion part has moved away from the vehicle body.

US Pat. No. 10,556,564

ROOF AIRBAG APPARATUS

Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd., ...

1. A roof airbag apparatus, comprising:a roof airbag cushion disposed in a folded state in a panorama roof and configured to inflate and deploy as gas is supplied from an inflator; and
a diffuser disposed in the roof airbag cushion and configured to guide a deployment of the roof airbag cushion in a width direction of a vehicle when the roof airbag cushion is inflated,
wherein:
the diffuser comprises:
a partition wall part disposed on a rear side of the diffuser and configured to block gas supplied from the inflator from flowing to the rear side of the vehicle; and
a gas discharge part connected with the partition wall part and configured to extend in the width direction of the vehicle and form flow paths of gas;
the roof airbag cushion comprises:
a leading deployment part having the diffuser disposed therein, and configured to inflate and deploy by gas supplied from the inflator; and
a trailing deployment part connected with the leading deployment part and configured to inflate and deploy within a time interval from the leading deployment part; and
the leading deployment part comprises:
a first chamber portion having the diffuser disposed therein and configured to deploy in the width direction of the vehicle;
a second chamber portion connected with the first chamber portion and configured to deploy from the first chamber portion toward the rear side of the vehicle;
a third chamber portion connected with and disposed inside the second chamber portion and configured to deploy from the second chamber portion toward a front side of the vehicle; and
a fourth chamber portion connected with and disposed inside the third chamber portion and configured to deploy from the third chamber portion toward the rear side of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,556,563

HEADREST AIRBAG FOR VEHICLE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A headrest airbag for a vehicle, comprising:a pair of airbag cushions disposed in a headrest,
wherein the airbag cushions are deployed forward from opposite sides of an occupant's head by being supplied with gas from an inflator,
wherein the airbag cushions have front end portions that protrude to face each other when deployed, and
wherein each of the airbag cushions includes:
an outer chamber disposed at a side of the occupant's head when deployed by being supplied with the gas from the inflator; and
an inner chamber disposed in a front end portion of the outer chamber, deployed by being supplied with the gas from the outer chamber, and disposed in front of the occupant's head when deployed.

US Pat. No. 10,556,556

DEPLOYABLE TEXTILE STRUCTURES WITH MULTIPLE-STABLE-STATE CHARACTERISTICS

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A deployable structure with multiple stable states, the deployable structure comprising:an elastic substrate including a textile sheet; and
an articulating framework mounted on the textile sheet,
wherein the articulating framework and the textile sheet are cooperatively configured to transition between: a first stable state in which the deployable structure maintains a substantially planar shape; a second stable state in which the deployable structure maintains a first multidimensional topography; and a third stable state in which the deployable structure maintains a second multidimensional topography distinct from the first multidimensional topography.

US Pat. No. 10,556,541

VEHICLE PERIPHERY MONITORING DEVICE AND VEHICLE PERIPHERY MONITORING SYSTEM

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A vehicle periphery monitoring system comprising:a vehicle; and
a server, wherein
the vehicle includes:
a vehicle-mounted camera configured to capture an image of the exterior of the vehicle;
a display configured to display the image;
a location information acquisition unit configured to acquire location information on the vehicle;
a control unit configured to determine whether or not to carry out vehicle exterior image display to output the image acquired from the vehicle-mounted camera to the display, on the basis of instructions from a user or information received from the server; and
a communication unit configured to (i) periodically send the location information on the vehicle as first location information to the server and (ii) when the user manually carries out the vehicle exterior image display, send the location information on the vehicle as second location information to the server,
the server includes:
a storage unit configured to store information relating to a plurality of caution points, each of which is a location where use of the vehicle-mounted camera is recommended, and the number of times a plurality of the users have manually carried out vehicle exterior image display at each of the plurality of the caution points, in association with each other; and
a determination unit configured to generate caution information for determining whether to use the vehicle-mounted camera or not on the basis of the information stored in the storage unit and send the generated caution information to the vehicle, when the first location information is received.

US Pat. No. 10,556,537

VEHICLE MESSAGING SYSTEM

1. A vehicle messaging system, comprising:a transparent member attached to a surface of a window of a motorized vehicle;
a message attached to the transparent member;
a light unit spaced apart from the message such that the light unit does not obscure a line of sight through the transparent member, wherein the light unit illuminates the message when the light unit is activated and wherein the light unit does not illuminate the message when the light unit is deactivated, wherein the message is viewable by a person outside of the motorized vehicle when the light unit is activated and wherein the message is not viewable by a person outside of the motorized vehicle when the light unit is deactivated; and
a control unit in communication with the light unit, wherein the control unit determines a state of a turn signal controller of the motorized vehicle, wherein the control unit is programmed to automatically activate the light unit after the turn signal controller transitions from having a turn signal activated to having a turn signal deactivated.

US Pat. No. 10,556,532

SEATING SYSTEM HAVING SEAT WITH INDIVIDUALLY CONTROLLABLE THERMAL UNITS

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A seating system comprising:a seat;
first, second, and third sets of serially-connected thermal units individually positioned at respective locations in first, second, and third zones, respectively, within the seat corresponding to anatomical locations of a person sitting in the seat, the thermal units to generate heat when activated;
a switching assembly connected to a power supply, the switching assembly having first, second, and third input ports and first and second output ports;
a first switch having fourth and fifth input ports and third, fourth, and fifth output ports;
a second switch having sixth and seventh input ports and sixth and seventh output ports;
wherein the first set of thermal units is connected between the switching assembly and the first switch by being connected between the first output port and the fourth input port, the second set of thermal units is connected between the first switch and the second switch by being connected between the fourth output port and the seventh input port, and the third set of thermal units is connected between the second switch and the switching assembly by being connected between the seventh output port and the third input port;
wherein the switching assembly and the first switch are directly connected via the first input port and the third output port, the switching assembly and the second switch are directly connected via the second input port and the sixth output port, and the first switch and the second switch are directly connected via the fifth output port and the sixth input port;
a plurality of individually selectable and controllable air bladders individually positioned at respective locations within the seat corresponding to at least some of the anatomical locations of the person sitting in the seat, the air bladders to inflate and deflate when activated;
wherein at least some of the thermal units are respectively positioned in front of an A-side of at least some of the air bladders;
a plurality of fidget sensors individually positioned at respective locations within the seat corresponding to at least some of the anatomical locations of the person sitting in the seat, the fidget sensors to detect locations of fidgeting of the person sitting in the seat, wherein the fidget sensors are piezo sensors;
a controller to control the switching assembly, the first switch, and the second switch to deliver electrical current from the power supply through
(I) the first output port across the first set of thermal units to the fourth input port to activate and control temperature settings of the first set of thermal units and therefrom through
(A) the third output port to the first input port to the power supply, and/or
(B) the fourth output port across the second set of thermal units to the seventh input port to activate and control temperature settings of the second set of thermal units and therefrom through
(b1) the sixth output port to the second input port to the power supply, and/or
(b2) the seventh output port across the third set of thermal units to the third input port to activate and control temperature settings of the third set of thermal units and return to the power supply, and/or
(C) the fifth output port to the sixth input port and therefrom through
(c1) the sixth output port to the second input port to the power supply and/or
(c2) the seventh output port across the third set of thermal units to the third input port to activate and control temperature settings of the third set of thermal units and return to the power supply, and/or through
(II) the second output port to the fifth input port and therefrom through
(A) the fourth output port across the second set of thermal units to the seventh input port to activate and control temperature settings of the second set of thermal units and/or
(B) the fifth output port to the sixth input port and therefrom either through
(b1) the sixth output port to the second input port to the power supply and/or
(b2) the seventh output port across the third set of thermal units to the third input port to activate and control temperature settings of the third set of thermal units and return to the power supply,for the activated thermal units to deliver heat to the anatomical locations of the person sitting in the seat corresponding to the respective locations within the seat of the activated thermal units, in accordance with a suggested heat treatment plan based on the detected locations of fidgeting of the person sitting in the seat;the controller to individually activate and control inflating and deflating of the air bladders, for the activated air bladders to massage the anatomical locations of the person sitting in the seat corresponding to the respective locations within the seat of the activated air bladders, in accordance with a suggested massage treatment plan based on the detected locations of fidgeting of the person sitting in the seat; and
the controller to control inflating and deflating of the air bladders having the activated thermal units positioned thereon in conjunction with activating the activated thermal units to move the activated thermal units towards and away from the person sitting in the seat in accordance with the suggested heat treatment plan.

US Pat. No. 10,556,519

VEHICLE CABIN CONFIGURING APPARATUS

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A vehicle cabin configuring apparatus, comprising:a rail assembly, comprising:
a first channel comprising power connectors;
a second channel comprising a drive cable; and
a seating assembly comprising:
a drive arm selectively engagable with the drive cable;
locking pins selectively engagable with the rail assembly; and
rollers that engage with a third channel of the rail assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,556,518

IMPROVEMENTS RELATING TO AUTOMOTIVE BULKHEADS

JAGUAR LAND ROVER LIMITED...

1. A rear seating assembly for a passenger vehicle, wherein the rear seating assembly comprises a bulkhead, a seat having a backrest, and a powered linkage assembly for reconfiguring the rear seating assembly between a folded configuration and an unfolded configuration; wherein in the unfolded configuration the bulkhead is located between a passenger compartment and a luggage compartment of the passenger vehicle with a first surface of the bulkhead facing the passenger compartment and the backrest is movable with respect to the bulkhead between a rearward position in which the first surface of the bulkhead is adjacent the backrest and a forward position in which a void is defined between the first surface of the bulkhead and the backrest, and wherein in the folded configuration the bulkhead and the backrest are folded forward with the first surface of the bulkhead generally facing a floor of the passenger compartment.

US Pat. No. 10,556,513

SYSTEMS, METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR VEHICLE BATTERY CHARGING

DEKA Products Limited Par...

1. A method for transferring electric energy from an electric vehicle to an infrastructure comprising:coupling the electric vehicle to an electrical transfer interface;
specifying amount of electricity that may be transferred from a battery to the infrastructure;
transferring electricity from the battery in the electric vehicle to the infrastructure during peak electric hours wherein the infrastructure uses the electricity from the battery as electric power;
monitoring the transfer of electricity from the battery wherein total transfer of all of the electricity from the battery is prevented;
transferring electricity from the infrastructure to the battery of the electric vehicle during off peak hours;
recharging the battery of the electric vehicle; and
reducing a parking fee by the amount of electricity that is transferred from the electric vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,556,510

ACCURATE ASSESSMENT OF THE STATE OF CHARGE OF ELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS

California Institute of T...

1. A method for characterizing the state of charge of an electrochemical cell, said method comprising the steps of:generating a multidimensional state of charge profile corresponding to said electrochemical cell;
measuring a plurality of open circuit voltages of said electrochemical cell via a voltage monitoring circuit, said plurality of open circuit voltages corresponding to a plurality of temperatures of said electrochemical cell;
determining a plurality of thermodynamic parameters corresponding to said electrochemical cell via a thermodynamic measurement circuit, wherein said thermodynamic parameters are selected from the group comprising: a change in enthalpy (?H), a change in entropy (?S) and a change in free energy (?G);
characterizing said state of charge of said electrochemical cell using said multidimensional state of charge profile and said thermodynamic parameters via a state of charge calculating circuit; and
determining a state of safety of said electrochemical cell using said state of charge determined for said electrochemical cell, wherein said state of safety is determined by using said state of charge and a temperature of said plurality of temperatures to calculate the probability of a thermal runaway corresponding to said electrochemical cell, wherein said state of safety is a function of the probability of a thermal runaway; and wherein said state of safety corresponds to an onset temperature of a thermal event within said electrochemical cell at said state of charge.

US Pat. No. 10,556,506

TANK FIXING APPARATUS

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A tank fixing apparatus, comprising:a support member configured to support a tank;
a first band and a second band, the first and second bands being adjacent to each other and each including a fixed portion that is fixed to the support member, a pressing portion that extends from the fixed portion and is configured to press an outer periphery of the tank toward the support member, and a distal end portion that extends from the pressing portion and is not fixed to the support member;
a first fixing portion and a second fixing portion, the first and second fixing portions fixing the fixed portions of the first and second bands to the support member, respectively; and
a first urging portion and a second urging portion, the first and second urging portions urging the distal end portions of the first and second bands, respectively, in order to give pressing forces to the pressing portions of the first and second bands, respectively,
wherein the distal end portion of the first band extends from the pressing portion of the first band in a first direction and the distal end portion of the second band extends from the pressing portion of the second band in a second direction that is opposite to the first direction,
wherein the distal end portion of each of the first and second bands is spaced apart from the support member,
wherein the first urging portion comprises a first bolt including a first head portion and a first step portion, a first receiving member, a first elastic body, and a first nut,
wherein the second urging portion comprises a second bolt including a second head portion and a second step portion, a second receiving member, a second elastic body, and a second nut,
wherein the first receiving member does not extend beyond the first head portion of the first bolt in an axial direction of the first bolt away from the support member,
wherein a first portion of the support member is sandwiched between the first step portion of the first bolt and the first nut,
wherein the second receiving member does not extend beyond the second head portion of the second bolt in an axial direction of the second bolt away from the support member, and
wherein a second portion of the support member is sandwiched between the second step portion of the second bolt and the second nut.

US Pat. No. 10,556,505

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR A FUEL SYSTEM

Ford Global Technologies,...

5. A manufacturing method for a fuel tank and a fuel filler pipe, comprising:welding a base end of a conical anti-siphon device to an interior of the fuel filler pipe to form a fuel filler assembly, the anti-siphon device comprising a tapered end extending into the interior of the fuel filler assembly and a plurality of rows of rounded or elongate apertures encircling the anti-siphon device within the fuel filler assembly;
then, coating the fuel filler assembly, including the welding, with an electroless nickel coating;
then, welding an external surface of the fuel filler assembly, including the electroless nickel coating, to the fuel tank; and
then, applying a second coating to the fuel filler assembly and the fuel tank, including the welding between the fuel filler assembly and the fuel tank,
wherein the electroless nickel coating is not applied to the welds on the external surface of the fuel filler assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,556,500

WORK VEHICLE

KOMATSU LTD., Tokyo (JP)...

1. A work vehicle, comprising:an engine;
an engine cover configured to enclose the engine; and
a vent member disposed inside the engine cover,
the engine cover including a side plate provided with at least one vent hole,
a region located laterally to the at least one vent hole in the side plate being imperforate,
the vent member including an enclosure and a tube, the enclosure being provided with a first opening and a connecting opening, the first opening being attached to an inner surface of the side plate and enclosing the at least one vent hole, the connecting opening being spaced from the first opening toward an interior of the engine cover, the tube being attached to the connecting opening of the enclosure and having a second opening that is spaced from the connecting opening toward the interior of the engine cover and communicates with the interior of the engine cover, the connecting opening at least partially overlapping the at least one vent hole in a side direction of the work vehicle, and the vent member upwardly tilting toward the engine cover.

US Pat. No. 10,556,499

APPARATUS FOR COOLING MOTOR OF HYBRID VEHICLE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. An apparatus for cooling a motor of a hybrid vehicle, comprising:a support ring disposed between a motor casing and a motor and having a shape that encloses the motor,
a water jacket formed in the support ring and configured to circulate cooling water, and
an oil jacket formed in the support ring and configured to circulate oil.

US Pat. No. 10,556,498

CVT DRIVE TRAIN

1. A CVT drive train, said drive train comprising:a primary drive source,
a continuously adjustable variator having a variator input and a variator output, and operatively connected to the primary drive source and to a transmission input shaft,
a start-up device including a startup clutch connected between the primary drive source and the variator,
a secondary drive source disposed coaxially with the transmission input shaft and arranged between the primary drive source and the variator,
a first additional clutch for coupling the secondary drive source to a direct drive stage,
a second additional clutch for coupling the secondary drive source to a variator input,
a third additional clutch is positioned on an output side, connected to the variator output, and configured to selectively decouple the variator on the output side, and
a sub-transmission connected to the variator output and including:
a planetary gear set, and
a shifting apparatus for switching between a first range low and a second range high at the variator output.

US Pat. No. 10,556,497

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ADJUSTING BATTERY STATE OF CHARGE PARAMETERS

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A hybrid powertrain comprising:an electric machine;
a traction battery configured to power the electric machine; and
a controller having associated memory that includes a neutral state of charge (NSOC), the controller being programmed to,
generate, for a specific future window of time, a predicted future vehicle speed profile having upper and lower speed thresholds,
determine an actual state of charge (SOC) of the traction battery,
calculate an adjusted NSOC based on an amount of predicted distance or an amount of predicted time for which the vehicle speed profile is less than the lower speed threshold, wherein the adjusted NSOC is zero when the vehicle speed profile is not less than the lower speed threshold during the window and is zero when the vehicle speed profile does not exceed the upper threshold during the window,
calculate an adjusted battery SOC by subtracting the adjusted NSOC from the actual SOC, and
command a negative torque to the electric machine to charge the battery based on the adjusted battery SOC, which is artificially low when the adjusted NSOC is greater than zero to encourage charging of the battery in excess of the NSOC to pre-charge the battery.

US Pat. No. 10,556,496

POWER TRAIN

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A power train apparatus comprising:an engine including a crankshaft and an engine block;
a motor housing connected to the engine block and of which a housing opening is formed;
a rotor portion connected to the crankshaft through the housing opening, of which a magnet is connected to a first side thereof and the rotor portion to which a balance portion is formed for compensating for imbalance rotational energy transmitted from the crankshaft;
a stator portion disposed between the rotor portion and the motor housing and connected to the motor housing; and
a transmission connected to the engine block.

US Pat. No. 10,556,491

DOOR MODULE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE DOOR

1. A door module for a motor vehicle door, the door module comprising:a module carrier which is formed substantially by organic sheet,
an attachment region of the module carrier, which is surrounded by a first stamped protuberance of the organic sheet,
a window regulator drive, arranged in the attachment region, of a motor vehicle window regulator, and
at least one cable extending from the window regulator drive and coupled thereto, which cable extends along the module carrier,
wherein in the attachment region of the module carrier, a longitudinally extending stiffening region is formed as a second stamped protuberance of the organic sheet and which runs along a direction of extent of a section of the cable.

US Pat. No. 10,556,469

HUB CAP ASSEMBLY AND A WHEEL END ASSEMBLY FOR A TIRE INFLATION SYSTEM

Dana Heavy Vehicle System...

1. A wheel end assembly for a tire inflation system, comprising:a spindle having a passage formed therein;
a hub cap assembly having an inner housing and an outer housing, wherein the inner housing has an end surface which is spaced apart axially from an end portion of the outer housing, the inner housing and outer housing being in fluid communication via through an air passage;
an air spindle having an inboard portion disposed in the spindle and an outboard portion disposed in the inner housing, the air spindle having a fluid passage in fluid communication with the passage formed in the spindle and the air passage formed in the hub cap assembly;
a rotary air seal disposed around the air spindle; and
a rotary oil seal disposed around the air spindle and spaced apart from the rotary air seal.

US Pat. No. 10,556,448

INK JET PRINTING APPARATUS AND INK JET PRINTING METHOD

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An ink jet printing apparatus comprising:an image forming unit that applies an ink containing an aqueous liquid medium and a coloring material as well as a reaction liquid for increasing ink viscosity to an ink receiving medium, and thereby forms a first image containing an aqueous liquid component and the coloring material; and
a liquid absorbing member including a porous body that absorbs at least part of the aqueous liquid component from the first image,
wherein the ink jet printing apparatus further comprises:
a conveyance unit that performs carrying-in, carrying-out, and re-transmission of the liquid absorbing member to and from a liquid absorption treatment region in which the liquid absorbing member performs liquid absorption treatment on the first image; and
a recovery liquid applying unit that applies a recovery liquid to the liquid absorbing member carried out from the liquid absorption treatment region, the recovery liquid having a viscosity lower than a viscosity of the ink and the reaction liquid.

US Pat. No. 10,556,433

LIQUID DISCHARGE APPARATUS AND CLEANING METHOD FOR LIQUID DISCHARGE HEAD

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A liquid discharge apparatus comprising:a liquid discharge head including a discharge port configured to discharge liquid and a discharge port surface provided with the discharge port; and
a head cleaning member including a contact portion that contacts the discharge port surface, and configured to cause the contact portion to contact the discharge port surface and to move relative to the discharge port surface in order to clean adherents attached to the discharge port surface,
wherein the discharge port includes a plurality of protrusion portions extending toward a discharge port inner side,
wherein the contact portion includes a fiber, and
wherein the fiber in the contact portion includes a portion having a size greater than a minimum protrusion distance among protrusion distances between the protrusion portions.

US Pat. No. 10,556,428

ACOUSTOPHORETIC PRINTING APPARATUS AND METHOD

President and Fellows of ...

1. A printing apparatus comprising:an emitter arranged within a first fluid and configured to oscillate for generating an acoustic field in the first fluid;
a nozzle with a nozzle opening placed at a predetermined position within the acoustic field; and
a second fluid within the nozzle,
wherein the nozzle is connected to a tubing for a fluidic connection between a second fluid reservoir and the nozzle opening.

US Pat. No. 10,556,427

METHOD FOR ACTUATING AN INK-JET PRINT HEAD

1. A method for actuating an inkjet print head (1), comprising at least one printing system (11) having a nozzle (8) on the side of an ink chamber (12) which faces a substrate to be imprinted, and which is delimited at least in areas, preferably in its area facing away from the print substrate, by a diaphragm (15) that is movable away from the ink chamber (12) by electrically actuating a piezo element (16) that is mechanically coupled to the diaphragm (15), so that ink is drawn into the ink chamber from an ink reservoir (14), and the diaphragm is movable toward or into the ink chamber so that an ink drop (24) is ejected from the ink chamber through the nozzle (8), wherein the printing system (11) made up of the ink chamber (12), diaphragm (15), piezo element (16), and the control circuit (18) thereof represents an oscillatable structure which, when actuated at high energy, is excited to oscillate at a natural frequency fres that exhibits resonance; i.e., the oscillation with the period Tres=1/fres undergoes little or no attenuation, and wherein the color intensity of a pixel to be printed is varied in that, for each pixel, a sequence of multiple ink drops (24) is ejectable in succession from the same nozzle (8) at a period Tdrop=1/fdrop for the ejection of an ink drop, characterized in that energy is only introduced into the printing system (11) via the actuation signal precisely when an ink drop (24) is actually to be ejected, wherein for the period Tdrop between (i) two subsequent printing control signals, and (ii) the oscillation period Tres=1/fres of the resonant natural frequency fres of the printing system (11), it applies:Tdrop?Tres/1.5.

US Pat. No. 10,556,424

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DETECTING THE VOLUME OF A LIQUID DROP, AND METHOD FOR ADJUSTING THE VOLUME OF A LIQUID DROP

BOE Technology Group Co.,...

1. An apparatus for detecting a volume of a liquid drop, comprising:at least one measuring unit, wherein each of the at least one measuring unit comprises:
a first measurement groove;
at least one second measurement groove arranged adjacent to the first measurement groove; and
a third measurement groove arranged adjacent to the second measurement groove,
wherein a capacity of the first measurement groove is more than a total capacity of all second measurement grooves, a height of a sidewall of the first measurement groove shared by the second measurement groove arranged adjacent thereto is less than a height of a sidewall of the first measurement groove not shared by the second measurement groove, a height of a sidewall of the second measurement groove shared by the third measurement groove arranged adjacent thereto is less than a height of a sidewall of the second measurement groove not shared by the third measurement groove and the first measurement groove, and the height of the sidewall of the second measurement groove shared by the third measurement groove arranged adjacent thereto is less than the height of the sidewall of the first measurement groove not shared by the second measurement groove.

US Pat. No. 10,556,419

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MISSING EJECTOR COMPENSATION IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECT PRINTING

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A three-dimensional object printer that compensates for inoperative ejectors comprising:a platen;
a memory that stores image data values corresponding to layers of a three-dimensional object to be printed by the three-dimensional object printer;
a plurality of ejectors configured to eject drops of material towards the platen;
a source of colored material, an inoperative ejector in the plurality of ejectors being operatively connected to the source of colored material; and
a source of clear material, an operative ejector in the plurality of ejectors being operatively connected to the source of clear material;
a source of material that is different than the colored material and different than the clear material and other operative ejectors in the plurality of ejectors are operatively connected to the source of material that is different than the colored material and different than the clear material; and
a controller operatively connected to the memory and the plurality of ejectors, the controller being configured to:
identify image data values stored in the memory that are associated with the inoperative ejector in the plurality of ejectors;
identify image data values associated with the other operative ejectors, the identified image data values being located within predetermined volumes about the identified image data values associated with the inoperative ejector;
replace the image data values associated with the inoperative ejector in the plurality of ejectors that are stored in the memory with image data values associated with the operative ejector in the plurality of ejectors that is configured to eject drops of the clear material that is different than the colored material ejected by the inoperative ejector in the plurality of ejectors;
replace the identified image data values associated with the other operative ejectors that are stored in the memory with image data values associated with the operative ejector that correspond to the clear material; and
operate the plurality of ejectors with reference to the image data values and the replaced image data values stored in the memory so the operative ejector in the plurality of ejectors ejects drops of the clear material that is different than the colored material ejected by the inoperative ejector in the plurality of ejectors into the three-dimensional object at positions where the inoperative ejector in the plurality of ejectors would have ejected material and so the operative ejector in the plurality of ejectors ejects drops of the clear material that is different than the material ejected by the other operative ejectors into the three-dimensional object at positions where the other operative ejectors would have ejected the material that is different than the colored material and different than the clear material.

US Pat. No. 10,556,416

PRODUCTION OF JOINTS

ZEPHYROS, INC., Romeo, M...

1. A method for joining two panels comprising:adhering a heat activatable and expandable sealant material in a plurality of locations to a first panel, a second panel, or both, wherein the expandable sealant material in each of the plurality of locations is located at least partially within, and also extending beyond, an area where the bond between the second panel and the first panel is to be formed, and the first panel is located adjacent to the second panel;
assembling the first and the second panel to form a joint; and
activating the heat activatable and expandable sealant material to bond the panels together and provide a protective layer outside the region of the bond that covers one or more exposed edges of the first panel, the second panel, or both.

US Pat. No. 10,556,400

BATTERY PACKAGING MATERIAL

DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., ...

1. A battery packaging material comprising a sheet-shaped laminate including at least a base material layer, a metal layer and a sealant layer laminated in this order, whereinthe battery packaging material is formed so as to protrude from the sealant layer side to the base material layer side, and includes a space on the sealant layer side that is configured to accommodate a battery element,
the battery packaging material includes a first curved section and a second curved section in this order from a center portion to an end part of the battery packaging material in a cross-section in the thickness direction on a straight line connecting mutually opposed corners of a portion protruding in plan view of the battery packaging material from the base material layer side, and
a thickness a of the metal layer at the first curved section, a thickness c of the metal layer at the second curved section, and a thickness b of the metal layer at a section situated between the first curved section and the second curved section satisfy the following relationship:
a?b>c or a?c>b.

US Pat. No. 10,556,394

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING RUBBER MEMBER

TOYO TIRE CORPORATION, I...

1. An apparatus for manufacturing a rubber member, comprising: an extruder which kneads a rubber material and extrudes a kneaded rubber material; a mouthpiece which ejects the rubber material supplied from the extruder; and a support surface which faces the mouthpiece in an opposed manner, the support surface and the mouthpiece being moved relative to each other thus molding a rubber member made of the rubber material on the support surface, whereinthe apparatus further comprises:
a rubber pool portion which is formed between the mouthpiece and the support surface and in which the rubber material ejected from an ejection port of the mouthpiece is pooled; and
a closing surface which is capable of closing the rubber pool portion on a front side in a moving direction of the support surface with respect to the mouthpiece, the closing surface being inclined so as to narrow a distance between the closing surface and the support surface toward the front side in the moving direction, and wherein
the rubber material is ejected from the ejection port in a state where the rubber pool portion is closed by the closing surface, the support surface and the mouthpiece are moved relative to each other after at least a portion of the rubber pool portion is filled with the rubber material, and a lamination starting end of the rubber material to the support surface is pressed to the closing surface thus molding the lamination starting end into an inclined surface shape and, thereafter, the closing surface is moved in a direction away from the support surface.

US Pat. No. 10,556,385

COMPOSITE COMPONENT FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

Dr. Ing. h.c.F. Porsche A...

1. A composite component for a motor vehicle, the composite component comprising:a first section comprising a metallic material, the first section including a first base region; and
a second section comprising a plastic, the second section including a second base region and a plurality of ribs extending from the second base region toward the first section, each of the ribs having a free end opposite the second base region;
wherein the first section further includes a plurality of projections provided on the first base region and extending from the first base region toward the second section,
wherein the projections have undercuts, and
wherein the projections are anchored in the free ends of the ribs in order to establish a connection between the first section and the second section, and
wherein the second section forms a plurality of channels, each of the channels being formed between a respective pair of adjacent ribs and extending between the first base region and the second base region.

US Pat. No. 10,556,384

SUPPORTS FOR SINTERING ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURED PARTS

MARKFORGED, INC., Watert...

1. A method of reducing distortion in an additively manufactured part, comprising:depositing, in successive layers, a shrinking platform formed from a composite, the composite including metal particles embedded in a first matrix;
depositing, from the composite, a part upon the shrinking platform;
depositing a sliding layer below the shrinking platform, of equal or larger surface area than a bottom of the shrinking platform, the sliding layer configured to reduce lateral resistance between the shrinking platform and an underlying surface during sintering; and
forming, from the shrinking platform, sliding layer, and part, a portable assembly in a green state.

US Pat. No. 10,556,381

THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTER WITH FORCE DETECTION

MakerBot Industries, LLC,...

1. A three-dimensional printer comprising:a fabrication tool including an extruder configured to extrude build material to fabricate an object during a build process;
one or more sensors mechanically coupled to the extruder, wherein the one or more sensors are collectively operable to sense a contact force between the extruder and a separate structure distinct from the fabrication tool; and
a controller configured to receive a signal from the one or more sensors on the extruder and to calculate the contact force between the extruder and the separate structure.

US Pat. No. 10,556,362

TOE NOTCH PLATE

1. A system, comprising:a router comprising a router bit;
a plate detachably attachable to the router, wherein the plate comprises:
an edge guide configured to contact an edge of a work piece;
a router mounting surface comprising a router bit clearance hole through which the router bit is configured to be positioned
a work piece contact area configured to contact a face of the work piece, the work piece contact area comprising a first planar surface and a second planar surface;
a first bend that connects the edge guide and the router mounting surface at an angle such that the edge guide is configured to rest flatly against an edge of the work piece while the work piece contact area is contacting the face of the work piece;
a second bend that connects the router mounting surface and the first planar surface of the work piece contact area; and
a third bend that connects the first planar surface and the second planar surface of the work piece contact area;
wherein the plate is configured to position the router bit at a predetermined depth and a predetermined angle relative to a face of a work piece and guide the router to create a groove a predetermined distance from an edge of the work piece when the router is pulled along the edge of the work piece;
wherein the predetermined angle of the router bit causes the groove to comprise a first linear surface and a second linear surface perpendicular to the first linear surface, the first linear surface and the second linear surface being recessed in the face of the work piece; and
wherein the second linear surface has a surface angle and a surface depth sufficient for a nose of a pneumatic nail gun to rest thereon and provide an entry point for a nail or a staple to secure the work piece to another piece.

US Pat. No. 10,556,343

SIMULATION DEVICE AND SIMULATION METHOD FOR ROBOT SYSTEM

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A simulation device for a robot system, the simulation device comprising:an input unit that allows input of the constitution of a virtual robot to be simulated;
a storage unit that stores the constitutions and elements of virtual-robot candidates and settings of virtual-robot-controller candidates in association with each other;
a difference extracting unit that reads, from the storage unit, the constitution of one of the virtual-robot candidates that most closely approximates the constitution of the virtual robot input via the input unit and that extracts the difference between the read constitution of the virtual-robot candidate and the constitution of the virtual robot input via the input unit;
a virtual-robot generating unit that reads, from the storage unit, the setting of the virtual-robot-controller candidate associated with the constitution of the most approximate virtual-robot candidate and the settings of the virtual-robot-controller candidates associated with the elements of the virtual-robot candidates included in the difference extracted by the difference extracting unit and that adds or deletes the setting of the associated virtual-robot-controller candidate for each of the elements of the virtual-robot candidates included in the difference to or from the setting of the most approximate virtual-robot-controller candidate to generate the constitutions of new virtual-robot candidates and settings of virtual-robot-controller candidates associated therewith and the constitution of a new virtual robot and a setting of a virtual robot controller associated therewith; and
a candidate updating unit that stores, in the storage unit, the constitutions of the new virtual-robot candidates and the settings of the virtual-robot-controller candidates associated therewith, generated by the virtual-robot generating unit.

US Pat. No. 10,556,340

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING MOVING OBJECT, AND COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM IN WHICH PROGRAM FOR IMPLEMENTING METHOD IN COMPUTER IS RECORDED

Korea Aerospace Research ...

1. An apparatus for controlling a moving object, the apparatus comprising:a trajectory control unit configured to control a trajectory of the moving object; and
a position control unit configured to control a position of the moving object,
wherein the trajectory control unit and the position control unit use an error quaternion of the moving object to control the trajectory of the moving object and the position of the moving object, respectively,
wherein the error quaternion of the moving object is extracted from a quaternion indicating a trajectory of a current point of the moving object and a quaternion indicating a trajectory of a target point of the moving object, and
wherein the error quaternion (qe) of the moving object is obtained by the following equation:
qe=qt*?q
where qt* is a conjugate of the quaternion (qt) indicating the trajectory of the target point and q is the quaternion indicating the trajectory of the current point.

US Pat. No. 10,556,338

COMPLIANT FINGER TIP FOR ITEM MANIPULATION

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. An apparatus, comprising:a robotic manipulator;
a first end effector connected to the robotic manipulator and configured to grasp an item using a first grasping function; and
a second end effector connected to the robotic manipulator and configured to grasp the item using a second grasping function, the second end effector comprising:
a first elongate finger comprising a first finger attachment connected to the first elongate finger via one or more biased members, with a first protruding tip connected to the first finger attachment at a distal end of the first finger attachment, wherein at least one of the first finger attachment or the first protruding tip deviates from an equilibrium position when an external force is applied at a distal end of the first protruding tip; and
a second elongate finger being opposite the first elongate finger and comprising a second protruding tip disposed at a distal end of the second elongate finger, the first protruding tip and the second protruding tip protruding towards each other, the first elongate finger and the second elongate finger being slidably mounted relative to each other such that the first elongate finger and the second elongate finger are moveable towards each other and away from each other,
wherein when the first elongate finger and the second elongate finger are moved towards each other:
the first elongate finger and the second elongate finger contact opposite surfaces of the item; and
the first protruding tip and the second protruding tip extend underneath bottom edges of the item.

US Pat. No. 10,556,336

DETERMINING ROBOT INERTIAL PROPERTIES

X Development LLC, Mount...

1. A method comprising:obtaining, by a robot management system operating a real-world robot, a plurality of joint physical parameter measurements for the joints of the real-world robot; and
adjusting, by the robot management system and using the plurality of joint physical parameter measurements, an estimate of one or more inertial properties of the real-world robot used by a virtual robot dynamic model to simulate interactions of the real-world robot with an environment, comprising:
determining, by the robot management system and using the virtual robot dynamic model and in accordance with a current estimate of the one or more inertial properties, a respective plurality of simulated joint physical parameter values corresponding to each of the plurality of joint physical parameter measurements;
adjusting, by the robot management system, the current estimate of the one or more inertial properties utilized by the virtual robot dynamic model to minimize a summation of differences between each simulated joint physical parameter value of the plurality of simulated joint physical parameter values and the corresponding joint physical parameter measurement of the plurality of joint physical parameter measurements in a nonlinear least squares equation.

US Pat. No. 10,556,323

NONWOVEN ABRASIVE ARTICLE AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. A nonwoven abrasive article comprising:a lofty open nonwoven fiber web comprising entangled fibers; and
abrasive platelets secured to the entangled fibers by at least one binder material, wherein each of the abrasive platelets comprises a first face and a second face, wherein the first and second faces are substantially parallel to each other and separated by a third face, wherein a dimension of the third face corresponds to a thickness of the abrasive platelet;
wherein a majority of the abrasive platelets are each respectively bonded to at least one of the entangled fibers such that each of the majority of the abrasive platelets is bonded to one of the entangled fibers along the third face, respectively, wherein a majority of the abrasive platelets are arranged such that the first and second faces are orthogonal to the entangled fibers.

US Pat. No. 10,556,321

SURFACE MODIFIED ABRASIVE PARTICLES, ABRASIVE ARTICLES AND METHODS OF FORMING THEREOF

1. A surface modified abrasive particle comprising:a core abrasive particle having a median particle size of at least about 0.06 microns; and
a coating material functionally connected to a surface of the core abrasive particle,wherein the coating material comprises a compound selected from the group consisting of dopamine, tyrosine, dihydroxyphenylalanine, norepinephrine, epinephrine, normetanephrine, 3,4-dihydroxyphenylacetic acid, tannic acid, pyrogallic acid or combinations thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,556,311

LOCK DEVICE FOR POWER TOOL ADJUSTMENT

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A base assembly for a power tool, comprising:a base member configured to accept a motor housing of the power tool;
an adjustment mechanism attached to the base member and configured to adjust a position of the motor housing relative to the base member; and
a lock member attached to the base member, the lock member moveable relative to the adjustment mechanism between a first position that prevents rotation of the adjustment mechanism and a second position that permits rotation of the adjustment mechanism,
wherein the adjustment mechanism includes a first contact portion and a shaft portion extending axially from the first contact portion, the first contact portion configured to be actuated to rotate the adjustment mechanism,
wherein the lock member includes a second contact portion positioned proximate to the first contact portion and configured to be actuated to position the lock member in the second position, the position of the motor housing adjusted by simultaneous actuation of the first contact portion and the second contact portion by a user, and
wherein the lock member has a locking portion that prevents rotation of the adjustment mechanism by contact between the locking portion and a portion of the first contact portion when the lock member is in the first position.

US Pat. No. 10,556,296

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SEAM DRESSING

1. An apparatus for use in removing a weld seam from within an inner surface or an outer surface of a distal end of a section of coiled tubing in preparation for a downhole operation in a production well comprising:a) a shaft member comprising a substantially cylindrical configuration having a first end, a second end, and an outer surface, wherein said first end is attachably connected to a drive motor mechanism, and said outer surface comprises a plurality of visual depth markings;
b) a bit member comprising a substantially rough outer surface, wherein said bit member is attachably connected to said second end of said shaft member; and
c) a sleeve member having a first end, a second end, and an inner surface defining an inner chamber, wherein said second end of said sleeve member attachably connects to said distal end of said coiled tubing, and said shaft member and bit member are received within said inner chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,556,285

METAL JOINED BODY AND MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR METAL JOINED BODY

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

6. A method for manufacturing a metal joined body, comprising:forming a joint by a first metal member and a second metal member;
intermittently forming brazed joint portions at a seam of the joint by braze joining with a brazing material such that gaps are formed between the brazed joint portions; and
forming soldered joint portions between the brazed joint portions by using a solder having a lower melting point than the brazing material so that the soldered joint portions fill in the gaps between the brazed joint portions.

US Pat. No. 10,556,271

PIPE END TRUING APPARATUS AND METHOD

1. Apparatus for truing a pipe end of a generally circular pipe having an inside diameter and a pipe axis, comprising:a jig comprising:
a body having a first end and a second end for placement within the pipe;
a sleeve for rotation about the first end of the body;
two or more standoffs extending radially from the body and operable between a retracted position and an expanded position, wherein in the expanded position the standoffs releasably engage the inside diameter of the pipe for locating the body generally concentric within the pipe along the pipe axis with the sleeve accessible from the pipe end; and
a tool supported from the sleeve for engaging the pipe end and rotatable thereabout with the sleeve;
wherein each standoff is a pantograph linkage comprising a pair of lever arms pivotally connected at an intermediate location, an inner end of each lever arm adjacent the body, one inner end fixed axially thereto and one inner end being axially actuable for scissoring the inner ends of the lever arms together and apart relative to the other whilst outer ends of each lever arm also move together and apart between the extended and retracted positions respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,556,243

SEALING DEVICE AND APPLICATION SYSTEM COMPRISING SUCH A DEVICE

Exel Industries, Epernay...

1. A sealing device for a system for applying a liquid coating product comprising:an inner conduit suitable for sealably surrounding an actuating rod of an application system;
a frame comprising an outer peripheral groove;
a sealing gasket made from a synthetic material comprising an O-ring mounted around a lip of the sealing gasket suitable for being pressed against the actuating rod, said frame and the sealing gasket forming a single-piece assembly prior to being mounted on the actuating rod;
a flat scraping gasket arranged on an inner side of the sealing device and suitable for being in contact with the actuating rod, mounted against a shoulder of said frame and locked by a ring crimped in said frame against the flat scraping gasket, wherein the shoulder of said frame abuts an end of said sealing gasket; and
an elastic blocking ring positioned in said outer peripheral groove and protruding out of said frame, for blocking axial movement of the sealing device along the actuating rod in the application system.

US Pat. No. 10,556,234

ISOLATION AND DETECTION OF CIRCULATING TUMOR CELLS (CTCS)

1. An integrated system for isolating and diagnosing circulating tumor cells (CTCs) within a cellular sample, comprising:an isolating mechanism comprising an array of parallel microchannels vertically etched onto a microfluidic chip, each microchannel having a depth and a width, with one inlet and one outlet for fluid flow, the isolating mechanism configured to isolate and trap large biological cells at a detection zone from among the cellular sample flowing through the array of parallel microchannels based on cells size; and
a diagnosing mechanism, configured to diagnose or detect CTCs among the trapped biological cells, based on cells electrical impedance, the diagnosing mechanism comprising:
an array of electrical sensors, each electrical sensor comprising:
one electrode being positioned within the detection zone onto the microfluidic chip within an input part at the inlet of each microchannel, each electrode comprising a plurality of silicon nano-grass (SiNG) arrays;
a readout pad; and
an electrical conductive path, wherein the electrode is connected to the readout pad via the electrical conductive path and the isolated and trapped large biological cells are attached to the electrodes;
a signal controlling system connected to the array of electrical sensors, configured to apply an electrical signal to the trapped biological cells attached to the electrodes and to acquire an electrical response corresponding to the electrical signal from the trapped biological cells attached to the electrodes, the signal controlling system comprising:
an AC signal source configured to apply the electrical signal to the electrical sensors;
a data acquisition module configured to measure the electrical response from at least one couple of electrodes of the electrical sensors corresponding to the applied electrical signal, the electrical response comprising an electrical impedance measured at a frequency range between 100 Hz and 100 kHz; and
a multiplexer module configured to select and control the electrical sensors for applying the electrical signal or acquiring the electrical response; and
a data processor connected to the signal controlling system, the data processor configured to:
analyze the electrical response by real-time monitoring the electrical response measured before, during, and after flowing of the cellular sample into the microfluidic chip; and
detect CTCs among the isolated and trapped large biological cells responsive to a variation of the monitored electrical response being more than a threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,556,206

ISOTOPE SEPARATION METHODS AND SYSTEMS

Savannah River Nuclear So...

1. A system for removal and recovery of an isotope from an aqueous source, the system comprising:a separation device, the separation device including:
a first flow inlet and a first flow outlet;
a plurality of hollow fiber separation membranes between the first flow inlet and the first flow outlet, each hollow fiber separation membrane including an isotope selective layer and an ion conductive supporting layer, each hollow fiber separation membrane including an exterior surface and an interior surface that surrounds a hollow tubular interior, wherein the first flow inlet is in fluid communication with and upstream of the hollow tubular interior of each of the hollow fiber separation membranes, and the first flow outlet is in fluid communication with and downstream of the hollow tubular interior of each of the hollow fiber separation membranes;
a second flow inlet and a second flow outlet defining a first flow path there between, the first flow path contacting the exterior surface of each of the hollow fiber separation membranes, wherein the separation device is configured such that flow from the first flow inlet to the first flow outlet is counter-current to the first flow path; and
an electric circuit in electrical communication with each of the hollow fiber separation membranes and configured to apply a voltage between the interior surface and the exterior surface of each of the hollow fiber separation membranes.

US Pat. No. 10,556,203

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR THE DESULPHURISATION OF A GAS FLOW

Siemens Aktiengesellschaf...

11. A method for desulfurizing a hydrogen-sulfide-comprising gas stream using the apparatus of claim 1, the method comprising:contacting, in the absorber, the gas stream with the scrubbing medium comprising the catalytically active component to absorb the hydrogen sulfide and to form elemental sulfur,
supplying, through a discharge conduit, gas purified of hydrogen sulfide from the absorber to the gas turbine;
burning the gas purified of hydrogen sulfide in the gas turbine,
reducing, in the absorber, the catalytically active component during formation of the elemental sulfur,
supplying the scrubbing medium comprising the reduced catalytically active component from the absorber to the regeneration stage in which the reduced catalytically active component is reformed by oxidation with the oxygen-comprising gas supplied to the regeneration stage, and
supplying the oxygen-comprising gas to the regeneration stage from the compressor of the gas turbine.

US Pat. No. 10,556,183

METHOD OF AND SYSTEM FOR CONDUCTING MULTIPLE CONTEST OF SKILL WITH A SINGLE PERFORMANCE

Winview, Inc., Redwood C...

1. A method of participating in a competition with a closed group of participants programmed in a non-transitory memory of a device, the method comprising:joining the closed group of participants, wherein the closed group of participants is based on personal contacts including the contacts on a mobile device or on a social networking site;
downloading a game including a computer-generated gameplay;
executing the game specific to the closed group of participants, wherein the computer-generated gameplay provides a same sequence of events for each participant, wherein each participant is permitted to play the game at any time during a specified time period, wherein a game server adjusts data files for the game to affect the computer-generated gameplay, wherein affecting the computer-generated gameplay involves utilizing lock outs precluding further response to a game element;
synchronizing the game with content by detecting the content and ensuring the computer-generated gameplay is synchronized with the content for each participant;
providing a score for each participant based on the participant's performance during the participant's play of the game;
sending the score for a participant to a database upon completion of the participant's game; and
receiving the scores of all of the participants upon detection of completion of the game of the last participant to finish the game.

US Pat. No. 10,556,177

METHODOLOGY FOR EQUALIZING SYSTEMIC LATENCIES IN TELEVISION RECEPTION IN CONNECTION WITH GAMES OF SKILL PLAYED IN CONNECTION WITH LIVE TELEVISION PROGRAMMING

Winview, Inc., Redwood C...

1. A method programmed in a memory of a mobile device, the method comprising:determining a geographic location of the mobile device;
determining which cohort of a plurality of cohorts the mobile device is in based on the geographic location;
storing a first content on the mobile device, the first content comprising a game of skill or chance or other entertainment, wherein the first content is affected by the geographic location of the mobile device;
automatically synchronizing the first content on the mobile device with a second content on the mobile device; and
equalizing a cohort, wherein variances in receipt of the second content by the participants of the cohort are utilized for equalizing locking out the participants in the cohort.

US Pat. No. 10,556,164

COLLAPSIBLE SPORTS GOAL

1. A portable sports goal kit, consisting of:a selectively interconnecting frame that is collapsed in a disassembled state for storage or transport and which is configured to be assembled into an assembled state for use as a sports goal,
the selectively interconnecting frame further consisting of
a plurality of hollow and separable support segments, each of the support segments having a cylindrical inner surface, and a cylindrical outer surface having an outer diameter that is consistent along a length of each of the support segments extending from a first end of the support segment to a second end of the support segment,
a plurality of hollow couplers including straight couplers and elbow couplers, each of the hollow couplers separated from the support segments, each of the straight couplers having a cylindrical inner surface, and a cylindrical outer surface with an outer diameter that is consistent along a length of each of the straight couplers extending from a first end of the straight coupler to a second end of the straight coupler, wherein, upon assembly into the assembled state for use as a sports goal, one of the straight couplers is disposed between every adjacent two of the elbow couplers and connects two of the support segments between the two of the elbow couplers, and each of the couplers having an inner diameter that is the same as the outer diameter of the support segments, and each of the couplers configured to removably receive with a friction fit two of the support segments and together with the support segments configured to form the selectively interconnecting frame in the assembled state, and each of the couplers further having the outer diameter that is greater than the outer diameter of the support segments, and
a plurality of separate and elastic cords, one of the cords disposed in each of the support segments and the couplers, the cords holding the separable support segments and the couplers together, wherein each of the cords is directly connected to two of the support segments with mechanical fasteners that are disposed in the support segments, each of the cords also disposed through an entirety of one of the couplers and only a portion of the two of the support segments to which the cord is connected, wherein each of the mechanical fasteners is one of a bolt, a screw, a pin, and a rod, each of the mechanical fasteners having a first end and a second end with an eyelet formed therethrough and disposed equidistant to each of the first end and the second end of the mechanical fastener, wherein each of the cords is disposed through the eyelet of the mechanical fastener disposed in the support segment adjacent a first end of the coupler and the eyelet of the mechanical fastener disposed in the support segment adjacent a second end of the coupler, and each of the mechanical fasteners spans a hollow portion of the support segment within which the mechanical fastener is disposed, the mechanical fasteners holding the cords at a central position spaced apart evenly from inner walls of each of the support segments to which the mechanical fasteners are attached, and each of the mechanical fasteners is oriented transverse with an orientation of the one of the cords to which the mechanical fastener is connected, and each of the mechanical fasteners is only directly connected to a single one of the cords; and
a net permanently attached to all of the plurality of hollow and separable support segments, wherein the net remains attached to all of the support segments in both the assembled state and the disassembled state;
wherein the plurality of separate and elastic cords holds together all of the support segments and all of the couplers where the selectively interconnecting frame is collapsed in the disassembled state; and
wherein the plurality of separate and elastic cords is configured to be under tension where all of the separable support segments and the couplers are assembled as the interconnecting frame connected in the assembled state.

US Pat. No. 10,556,117

IMPLANTABLE CARDIOVERTER-DEFIBRILLATOR (ICD) SYSTEM INCLUDING SUBSTERNAL PACING LEAD

MEDTRONIC, INC., Minneap...

1. A method comprising:generating one or more pacing pulses with an implantable cardiac device;
delivering the one or more pacing pulses via at least one electrode of a pacing lead coupled to the implantable cardiac device and implanted at least partially along a posterior side of a sternum within an anterior mediastinum of a patient such that the at least one electrode is physically isolated from a pericardium of the patient, wherein the pacing lead comprises a first elongated body defining at least one lumen therethrough;
generating a defibrillation pulse with the implantable cardiac device; and
delivering the defibrillation pulse via at least one electrode of a defibrillation lead coupled to the implantable cardiac device, wherein the defibrillation lead comprises a second elongated body, separate from the first elongated body, defining at least one lumen therethrough.

US Pat. No. 10,556,095

GOOGLE BREATHING SYSTEM

1. A disposable apparatus attachable to a nose of a wearer and useable with an external magnetic element positioned adjacent to the nose of the wearer, the disposable apparatus comprising:a flexible base layer including a first surface and an opposing second surface;
an adhesive disposed on the first surface of the flexible base layer and capable of producing an adhesive force between the flexible base layer and the wearer for attaching the flexible base layer to the nose of the wearer, the adhesive being capable of increasing the adhesive force after the flexible base layer has been attached to the nose of the wearer; and
a metallic element coupled to the second surface of the base layer and being magnetically interactable with the magnetic element when the magnetic element is positioned adjacent the nose of the wearer and the flexible base layer is attached to the nose of the wearer, the metallic element including a metallic disc having an arcuate surface extending away from the second surface of the base layer, the magnetic interaction between the metallic element and the magnetic element imparting a dilating force on the nose of the wearer causing the nose of the wearer to dilate, the metallic element being sized to reside adjacent only one of the nostrils on the nose of the wearer when the disposable apparatus is attached to the nose of the wearer;
the disposable apparatus being sized and shaped to be translatable relative to the magnetic element while the metallic element is magnetically coupled to the magnetic element;
the disposable apparatus being capable of residing on the nose of the wearer in an OFF state wherein no dilating force is imparted on the wearer by the disposable apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,556,082

CANNULA FOR MINIMIZING DILUTION OF DOSING DURING NITRIC OXIDE DELIVERY

Mallinckrodt Hospital Pro...

1. A nasal cannula for therapeutic gas delivered to a patient in need thereof, comprising:a first lumen, a second lumen, and a third lumen:
the first lumen being a first therapeutic gas lumen for delivering a first therapeutic gas to a patient in need thereof,
the second lumen being a triggering lumen, and
the third lumen being a second therapeutic gas lumen for delivering a second therapeutic gas to the patient; and
a cannula nosepiece allowing separate flow paths to the patient for (i) the first therapeutic gas lumen, (ii) the triggering lumen, and (iii) the second therapeutic gas lumen, wherein the cannula nosepiece inhibits mixing of the first therapeutic gas and the second therapeutic gas in the cannula nosepiece; and
wherein the first lumen has an inner diameter that is smaller than inner diameters of the second lumen and third lumen but larger than an inner diameter of the flow path for the first lumen at the cannula nosepiece.

US Pat. No. 10,556,062

ELECTRONIC MEDICATION ORDER TRANSFER AND PROCESSING METHODS AND APPARATUS

Baxter International Inc....

1. A pharmacy system for the automated transfer and processing of electronic medication order information to and from a computerized patient care system associated with a healthcare facility, the system comprising:a pharmacy HL7 interface configured to
receive a first HL7 message including information relating to an electronic medication order for a medication that is to be prepared for intravenous administration to a patient, and
transmit a second HL7 message including information relating to preparation of the medication corresponding to the electronic medication order, the information from the second HL7 message being used to bill for the medication corresponding to the electronic medication order;
a pharmacy computer communicatively coupled to the pharmacy HL7 interface and configured to
process the electronic medication order, including accessing electronically at least one medication database or file using information included with the electronic medication order to identify one or more ingredients required to prepare the medication corresponding to the electronic medication order, and
transmit the information, the information including data indicative of the identified one or more ingredients relating to the preparation of the medication corresponding to the electronic medication order; and
a pharmacy workstation located at least in part within an environment suitable for preparing intravenously administered medications and communicatively coupled to the pharmacy computer, the pharmacy workstation configured to
provide instructions for preparing the medication corresponding to the electronic medication order, and
capture the information relating to preparation of the medication corresponding to the electronic medication order.

US Pat. No. 10,556,055

METHOD FOR COLLECTING A DESIRED BLOOD COMPONENT AND PERFORMING A PHOTOPHERESIS TREATMENT

Mallinckrodt Hospital Pro...

1. An apparatus for carrying out a method for separating and collecting at least one blood component, the apparatus comprising a disposable kit, the disposable kit comprising:a centrifuge bowl comprising:
an inlet port;
a first outlet port; and
a second outlet port;
a treatment bag fluidly connectable with the first outlet port of the centrifuge bowl; and
a return bag fluidly connectable with the second outlet port of the centrifuge bowl;
a hematocrit sensor in a flow path between the first outlet port of the centrifuge bowl and the treatment bag; and
a cassette for controlling the movement of blood fluids pumped to the centrifuge bowl;
the apparatus being configured to carry out a method comprising:
combining an anticoagulant agent with whole blood at a selected ratio of the anticoagulant agent to the whole blood;
pumping at least a portion of the combination of the whole blood and the anticoagulant agent through the cassette and into the centrifuge bowl through the inlet port of the centrifuge bowl;
operating the centrifuge bowl to displace air and separate the at least a portion of the combination of the whole blood and the anticoagulant agent into a plurality of separated blood components according to density, the plurality of separated blood components comprising at least plasma, red blood cells, and buffy coat;
until a collection of the buffy coat in the centrifuge bowl is initiated and where the buffy coat will then be directed out of the centrifuge bowl through the first outlet port and thereafter into the treatment bag:
withdrawing at least a portion of the plasma accumulating in the centrifuge bowl through the first outlet port and directing this plasma into the return bag, and after an interface between the buffy coat and the red blood cells in the centrifuge bowl reaches a predetermined position within the centrifuge bowl based upon red blood cells accumulating in the centrifuge bowl, withdrawing at least a portion of the red blood cells accumulating in the centrifuge bowl through the second outlet port and directing these red blood cells into the return bag, wherein the withdrawal of plasma and red bloods cells from the centrifuge bowl through the first and second outlet ports, respectively, as the at least a portion of the whole blood and the anticoagulant agent continues to be pumped into the centrifuge bowl through the inlet port, allows for accumulation of buffy coat within the centrifuge bowl; and
initiating a collection of the buffy coat from the centrifuge bowl and comprising allowing the red blood cells accumulating in the centrifuge bowl to push at least a portion of the buffy coat that has accumulated in the centrifuge bowl out of the centrifuge bowl through the first outlet port and into treatment bag until the hematocrit sensor detects a presence of the red blood cells.

US Pat. No. 10,556,051

MEDICAL DEVICE WITH OPERATOR SUPPORT

Fresenius Medical Care De...

1. A medical device, comprising:a display configured to provide a user interface;
an actuator or sensor;
and
a control unit, connected to the actuator or sensor and to the display;
wherein the control unit is configured to:
control the user interface to display a touch key corresponding to a search function;
receive, via the user interface, user input corresponding to selection of the touch key corresponding to the search function;
control the user interface to display a search window in response to receiving the user input corresponding to selection of the touch key corresponding to the search function, wherein the search window comprises a search field;
receive, via the user interface, user input corresponding to entry of a partial text string into the search field;
control the user interface to display one or more full text strings corresponding to the partial text string in response to receiving the user input corresponding to entry of the partial text string, wherein the one or more full text strings include a full text string corresponding to the actuator or sensor;
receive, via the user interface, user input corresponding to selection of the full text string corresponding to the actuator or sensor;
control the user interface to display text passages and/or graphics relating to the actuator or sensor in response to receiving the user input corresponding to selection of the full text string corresponding to the actuator or sensor;
receive, via the user interface, user input corresponding to selection of a displayed text passage or graphic relating to the actuator or sensor;
control the user interface to display an actuator or sensor interface corresponding to the actuator or sensor in response to receiving the user input corresponding to selection of the displayed text passage or graphic relating to the actuator or sensor;
receive, via the user interface, user input on the actuator or sensor interface for adjustment of an operating parameter relating to the actuator or sensor; and
adjust the operating parameter relating to the actuator or sensor based on the received user input for adjustment of the operating parameter relating to the actuator or sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,556,037

ENZYMATIC WOUND DEBRIDING COMPOSITIONS WITH ENHANCED ENZYMATIC ACTIVITY

1. An anhydrous enzymatic wound debriding composition comprising:(a) a hydrophilic dispersed phase comprising PEG 400 and collagenase; and
(b) a hydrophobic continuous phase comprising a hydrophobic base, wherein the hydrophilic dispersed phase is dispersed in the hydrophobic continuous phase,
wherein the amount of PEG 400 is 10-30% w/w of the composition,
wherein the composition is anhydrous, and
wherein the hydrophobic base comprises one or more of isoparaffin, microcrystalline wax, heavy mineral oil, light mineral oil, ozokerite, petrolatum, or paraffin.

US Pat. No. 10,555,857

FLEXIBLE MEDICAL SUPPORTS

19. A patient support comprising a support for a patient's knees or legs, against which the patient can press as the patient rises from a seating position to a standing position, the support including a support structure and at least one support membrane connected to the support structure, the at least one support membrane configured to assist the patient in rising from the seating position to the standing position during which a front side of the patient's knee or leg is pressed against the at least one support membrane, the at least one support membrane having a thickness that increases gradually and uniformly from a bottom edge of the at least one support membrane to a top edge of the support membrane.

US Pat. No. 10,555,843

ABSORBENT ARTICLE

DAIO PAPER CORPORATION, ...

1. An absorbent article in which an absorbent body is provided between a liquid permeable topsheet and a backsheet, comprising:an absorbent body compressed part provided from a front surface side of the absorbent body before stacking the liquid permeable topsheet to surround an area corresponding to a body fluid expelling portion; and
a front surface compressed part, formed separately from the absorbent body compressed part and not to overlap the absorbent body compressed part, provided from a front surface side of the liquid permeable topsheet,
wherein the absorbent body compressed part is provided so as to overlap a portion of the liquid permeable topsheet that has no compressed part.

US Pat. No. 10,555,836

WELDING HELMET HAVING A HUD-TYPE AUTO-DARKENING FILTER

Tecmen Electronics Co., L...

1. A welding helmet comprising:a helmet housing;
a headband structure for securing the helmet housing;
an auto-darkening filter secured in the helmet housing; and
a light-permeable protective sheet installed in the helmet housing in front of the auto-darkening filter,
wherein the auto-darkening filter comprises:
a body;
a filter lens module installed in the body of the auto-darkening filter, the filter lens module configured to provide automatic light filtering; and
a head-up display installed aside the filter lens module in the body of the auto-darkening filter, arranged obliquely relative to the filter lens module and the protective sheet, and facing toward the protective sheet, the head-up display configured to luminously reveal operating parameters of the filter lens module such that, when the filter lens module is in a transparent state, the luminously revealed operating parameters of the filter lens module are (i) projected obliquely relative to the filter lens module by the head-up display such that one part of a light ray emitted by the head-up display transmits through the light-permeable protective sheet and (ii) reflected obliquely relative to the protective sheet, via the protective sheet, through the filter lens module for visibility by an operator of the welding helmet such that another part of the emitted light ray is reflected by the light-permeable protective sheet and through the filter lens module to provide a virtual image of the luminously revealed operating parameters a given distance from the light-permeable protective sheet.

US Pat. No. 10,555,830

FIXTURE FOR ARM DURING MEDICAL TREATMENT

1. A fixture configured to be attached to an arm of a patient, comprising:an arm holder configured to be arranged adjacent an elbow of the patient and comprising an arm support and a belt configured to attach the arm to the arm support;
a wrist holder attached to the arm holder configured to support the wrist; and
a link for attaching the arm holder to a fixture board configured to be arranged on a bed board for a patient, wherein a distance between the arm holder and the fixture board is adjustable, said link including,
a first swivel joint arranged at said fixture board,
a second swivel joint arranged at said arm holder, and
a link arm connecting said first and second swivel joints.

US Pat. No. 10,555,826

HEMOSTASIS VALVE AND DELIVERY SYSTEMS

Bolton Medical, Inc., Su...

1. An x-valve, comprising:a) a valve housing;
b) at least one sealing component within the valve housing, the sealing component defining a plurality of slots that intersect with each other; and
c) a support layer that includes nitinol and partitions the sealing component, the support layer including a peripheral ring and a plurality of arms extending from the peripheral ring to points proximate to intersection of the plurality of slots, the plurality of arms embedded within the sealing component, whereby the x-valve can form a seal about a guidewire extending through the x-valve.

US Pat. No. 10,555,802

UROLOGIC STENTS AND METHODS OF USE

1. A stent for treating a urologic disorder, comprising:a stent body having a deployed configuration with an outer surface portion having a plurality of projecting elements directed outward from the outer surface portion such that the plurality of projecting elements are configured to engage tissue in a wall of a lumen in a patient's urinary tract, wherein the stent body has a central passageway extending therethrough;
a tether coupled to the stent body; and
wherein the stent body is transformable to an inverted configuration in which the outer surface portion is configured to invert within an end of the stent causing movement of the projecting elements within the central passageway of the stent body which disengages the projecting elements from the tissue for withdrawal of the stent body from the lumen where application of a force on the tether causes transformation of the stent body from the deployed configuration to the inverted configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,555,793

SELF-LIGATING ORTHODONTIC BRACKETS

DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc., Yo...

1. An orthodontic bracket according to comprisinga base adapted to engage the tooth surface;
a bracket body extending in a substantially perpendicular direction from said base, said bracket body having an arch wire slot which extends in a mesiodistal direction;
a locking clip for opening or closing said arch wire slot; and
a locking mechanism form in a cavity of the body, the cavity being configured to receive a deformable member through an opening in the cavity, the deformable member having a biased state to allow the deformable member to extend through the opening cavity;
wherein the cavity includes a notched portion for engagement with the deformable member to secure the locking clip in a closed position;
wherein either the deformable member or the cavity is provided in the locking clip while the other is provided in the bracket body.

US Pat. No. 10,555,788

SURGICAL SYSTEM WITH HAPTIC FEEDBACK BASED UPON QUANTITATIVE THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGING

Intuitive Surgical Operat...

1. A system to provide haptic feedback during a medical procedure comprising:a surgical instrument;
a quantitative three-dimensional (Q3D) endoscope having an imaging sensor array comprising at least three coplanar imaging sensors having coplanar overlapping fields of view, wherein each imagining sensor includes a pixel array that is separate from the pixel arrays of other imaging sensors, wherein the Q3D endoscope is operable to capture Q3D information indicative of deformation distance of different locations of a tissue structure placed in contact with the surgical instrument within the fields of view;
wherein the surgical instrument is operable to move across a tissue surface structure to contact and impart a force to deform different tissue surface locations of the tissue structure placed within the overlapping fields of view;
at least one processor configured to produce a Q31) model that provides a map of measures of tissue structure deformation for the contact between the instrument and the tissue surface at the different locations of the tissue structure surface, based upon the captured Q3D information; and
a haptic user interface device configured to produce haptic feedback indicative of the map of the measures of tissue structure deformation at the contact locations of the tissue structure surface.

US Pat. No. 10,555,774

INTERACTIVE ANTERIOR-POSTERIOR AXIS DETERMINATION

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:a) performing a modeling procedure with a computing device, wherein the modeling procedure comprises:
i) the computing device receiving information relating to a distal femur of a particular patient, wherein the distal femur includes an intercondylar surface;
ii) the computing device generating a distal femur model based upon the received information, wherein the distal femur model is representative of at least a portion of the distal femur, and wherein the distal femur model includes an intercondylar surface model representative of the intercondylar surface; and
iii) the computing device outputting to a user interface information relating to the distal femur model;
b) performing a parameters procedure with the computing device, the parameters procedure comprising:
i) the computing device receiving, from the user interface, point selection information including information relating to a user-selected first point on the intercondylar surface model and information relating to a user-selected second point on the intercondylar surface model; and
ii) the computing device generating a datum line based upon the point selection information, wherein the datum line extends between the first point and the second point;
c) performing an iteration of an axis line procedure with the computing device, wherein each iteration of the axis line procedure comprises:
i) the computing device generating a plurality of planes, wherein each of the planes intersects the datum line and the intercondylar surface model;
ii) the computing device generating a plurality of contours, wherein each of the contours corresponds to one of the planes and is defined by an intersection of the corresponding plane with the intercondylar surface model;
iii) the computing device generating a saddle point set, wherein generating the saddle point set includes determining a saddle point for each of the contours; and
iv) the computing device generating an axis line based upon the saddle point set, wherein generating the axis line includes fitting the axis line to the saddle point set;
d) performing an anterior-posterior (AP) axis procedure with the computing device, wherein the AP axis procedure comprises:
i) the computing device determining an AP axis of the distal femur based upon the axis line; and
ii) the computing device outputting to the user interface information relating to the determined AP axis; and
e) performing at least one iterative procedure subsequent to performing the axis line procedure and prior to performing the AP axis procedure, wherein each iterative procedure comprises:
i) the computing device generating an updated datum line based upon the axis line of a previously performed iteration of the axis line procedure; and
ii) the computing device performing an additional iteration of the axis line procedure using the updated datum line;
wherein determining the AP axis of the distal femur based upon the axis line includes determining the AP axis of the distal femur based upon the axis line generated in a most recent of the additional iterations of the axis line procedure.

US Pat. No. 10,555,769

FLEXIBLE CIRCUITS FOR ELECTROSURGICAL INSTRUMENT

Ethicon LLC, Guaynabo, P...

1. A flexible circuit electrode formed by a process, comprising:laminating a flexible electrically conductive sheet to a flexible electrically insulative sheet with adhesive therebetween to produce a flexible laminate;
forming at least one electrode on the flexible electrically conductive sheet, wherein the at least one electrode comprises at least two electrode segments connected by a flexure bearing, and wherein each of the two electrode segments has a tissue contacting surface;
forming at least one electrically insulative layer on the tissue contacting surface of at least one of the two electrode segments, wherein the at least one electrically insulative layer comprises a dielectric, nonstick element; and
separating the at least one electrode from the flexible laminate.

US Pat. No. 10,555,746

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR TREATING CONDITIONS CAUSED BY AFFARENT NERVE SIGNALS

HOLOGIC, INC., Marlborou...

1. A method of creating at least one dissection plane within a wall of a bladder trigone of a patient, the method comprising:advancing a visualization scope through a urethra of the patient until a distal end portion of the scope is positioned in the patient's bladder, the scope including a working channel therethrough;
advancing a guide wire through the working channel, until a tissue penetrating distal tip of the guide wire is advanced out an open distal end of the working channel and penetrates a wall of the bladder;
advancing the distal tip of the guidewire submucosally through the bladder wall until the distal tip of the guidewire is positioned within tissue of the bladder trigone;
advancing a balloon dilation catheter over the guidewire until a balloon carried on a distal end portion of the balloon dilation catheter is positioned proximate the distal tip of the guidewire within the bladder trigone tissue;
and
while the balloon is within the wall of the bladder trigone, inflating said balloon to form a first dissection plane between separated layers of tissue within the bladder trigone.

US Pat. No. 10,555,722

CATHETER TRANSDUCER WITH STAGGERED COLUMNS OF MICROMACHINED ULTRASONIC TRANSDUCERS

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. A CMUT transducer array comprising:a first column of spaced CMUT cells on at least one silicon island;
a second column of spaced CMUT cells on at least one further silicon island, the second column being staggered in alignment with the first column such that cells of the second column are partially located in spaces between successive cells of the first column, the first column and the second column being spaced apart by a gap; and
a flexible foil retaining the respective silicon islands, the flexible foil comprising conductive interconnects.

US Pat. No. 10,555,700

COMBINED OPTICAL SENSOR FOR AUDIO AND PULSE OXIMETRY SYSTEM AND METHOD

1. A system comprising:at least one earpiece, wherein each earpiece comprises an earpiece housing;
an optical source operatively connected to the earpiece housing, wherein the optical source is configured to emit light toward an ear surface;
an optical sensor operatively connected to the earpiece housing, wherein the optical sensor is configured to receive reflected light from the ear surface; and
at least one processor disposed within at least one earpiece and operatively connected to the optical source and the optical sensor, wherein the at least one processor is configured to separate the pulse oximetry signals from the audio signals in the reflected light detected by the optical sensor and use the audio signals to receive voice input from a user wearing the at least one earpiece.

US Pat. No. 10,555,698

SLEEP SCORING BASED ON PHYSIOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Fitbit, Inc., San Franci...

1. A wearable device, comprising:a housing;
one or more physiological sensors disposed in the housing, the one or more sensors operable to capture one or more signals, the one or more signals including signals representative of movement;
one or more processors disposed in the housing;
a display; and
control circuitry configured to:
detect a lack of movement for a threshold period of time;
collect physiological data, including at least one sleeping heart rate;
determine respective values for one or more sleep quality metrics, based at least in part on the collected physiological data and at least one wakeful resting heart rate; and
present, on the display, a representation of a score for sleep quality, the score for sleep quality based at least in part on the respective values of the one or more sleep quality metrics.

US Pat. No. 10,555,697

DIGITAL IMAGE CORRELATION FOR MEASURING SKIN STRAIN AND DEFORMATION

MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE O...

1. A method for use in a system for measuring surface deformation and strain of a surface of a test object, the method comprising:acquiring, by an imaging device, images of the surface, the surface having a surface pattern;
grouping the images into one or more image sets;
performing three dimensional image correlation on each of the image sets to determine deformation and strain data;
stitching the deformation and strain data from the image sets into one dataset;
determining, by at least one processor, principal strains and lines of non-extension (LoNEs) directions;
determining, by the at least one processor, one or more LoNEs streamlines;
determining, by the at least one processor, lines of maximum and minimum extensions;
based on one or more of the determined principal strains, the LoNEs directions, the one or more LoNEs streamlines and the lines of maximum and minimum extensions, generating a pattern for one or more customized coverings for the test object; and
based on the generated pattern, generating the one or more customized coverings.

US Pat. No. 10,555,686

REMOVING PARASITIC EFFECTS FROM BODY IMPEDANCE MEASUREMENTS WITH WRIST-WORN AND/OR OTHER DEVICES

1. A wrist-worn device for measuring a body impedance of a user, the wrist-worn device comprising:a housing configured to be worn on a user's wrist;
electrodes comprising:
a first electrode coupled with the housing and oriented to engage the user's wrist when the wrist-worn device is worn on the user's wrist;
a second electrode coupled with the housing and oriented to engage the user's wrist when the wrist-worn device is worn on the user's wrist;
a third electrode coupled with the housing and oriented for engagement by a first finger on an arm of the user opposite to an arm of the user having the wrist on which the wrist-worn device is worn; and
a fourth electrode coupled with the housing and oriented for engagement by a second finger on the arm of the user opposite to the arm of the user having the wrist on which the wrist-worn device is worn; and
a control unit operatively coupled with the first, second, third, and fourth electrodes, the control unit being configured to:
propagate an alternating drive current through the user between first and second drive current electrodes of the electrodes so as to maintain a voltage level of a first sense electrode of the electrodes relative to a reference ground voltage level via a feedback loop that is operatively connected between one of the drive current electrodes and the first sense electrode;
sense one or more voltage levels of the user resulting from the alternating drive current via the first sense electrode and a second sense electrode of the electrodes; and
calculate a body impedance of the user based on the alternating drive current and the one or more sensed voltage levels.

US Pat. No. 10,555,677

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR IMPROVING PREDICTION AND DETECTION OF CHANGE IN A PHYSIOLOGICAL CONDITION

MEDICUS ENGINEERING APS, ...

1. A device comprising one or more processors configured to:obtain continuously over time, via one or more sensors, both a heart rhythm signal related to a heart rhythm of a subject and an interstitial fluid glucose level signal related to a glucose level of an interstitial fluid of the subject;
analyze continuously over time changes in a pattern of a heart rate variability of the subject based on the heart rhythm signal;
analyze continuously over time changes in the glucose level of the interstitial fluid based on the interstitial fluid glucose level signal;
extract features from the pattern of the heart rate variability and the glucose level of the interstitial fluid;
reduce the features extracted based on a ranking algorithm to eliminate certain features that do not signify a physiological event;
combine the pattern of the heart rate variability and the interstitial fluid glucose level signal; and
predict, for a physiological condition during a future time period of the subject for which the glucose level of the interstitial fluid is surrogate measurement, whether there would be a change in the physiological condition of the subject during the future time period, a prediction being based on the correlated changes in the pattern of the heart rate variability and the changes in the glucose level of the interstitial fluid, wherein a continuous glucose monitor is a surrogate measure for blood glucose measurement.

US Pat. No. 10,555,660

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND IMAGE PROCESSING PROGRAM

OLYMPUS CORPORATION, Tok...

1. An image processing apparatus comprising:one or more processors comprising hardware, wherein the one or more processors are configured to:
acquire a narrowband image showing inside of a lumen, wherein the narrowband image is captured based on light of a predetermined wavelength band;
acquire a white light image showing the inside of the lumen; and
combine information of the narrowband image to the white light image to generate a composite image for display,
wherein in combining the information of the narrowband image to the white light image:
for the narrowband image captured based on light of the predetermined wavelength band corresponding to a blue component of visible light, the information of the narrowband image is weighted by a weight that becomes larger as a depth of a submucosal object in the lumen to be observed becomes shallower; and
for the narrowband image captured based on light of the predetermined wavelength band corresponding to a red component of visible light, the information of the narrowband image is weighted by a weight that becomes larger as the depth of the submucosal object in the lumen to be observed becomes deeper.

US Pat. No. 10,555,648

CLEANER

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A cleaner comprising:a suction unit;
a suction motor that is configured to drive an impeller and is configured to generate suction force to thereby suction air through the suction unit;
a dust separation unit that is configured to separate dust from air suctioned through the suction unit, the dust separation unit including a first cyclone unit configured to separate dust from air that is suctioned into the cleaner through the suction unit, and a second cyclone unit configured to separate dust from air that is discharged from the first cyclone unit;
a dust container that is disposed vertically under the suction motor and configured to receive the dust separated by the dust separation unit;
a battery disposed at a side of the cleaner and configured to supply power to the suction motor; and
a handle disposed at a portion of the battery,
wherein a rotational axis of the impeller extends in a vertical direction and passes through the dust separation unit, and
wherein the suction motor is positioned between the impeller and the second cyclone unit.

US Pat. No. 10,555,645

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR A PORTABLE URINAL KIT

1. A portable urinal kit, the portable urinal kit comprising:a receiving vessel;
a support member, the support member being coupled to the receiving vessel;
the receiving vessel having an open top and a bottom portion, the open top being for receiving liquid and the bottom portion being for draining the receiving vessel;
a drain hose, the drain hose coupled to the bottom portion of the receiving vessel;
a dry well, the dry well being coupled to the opposite end of the drain hose from the bottom portion of the receiving vessel, wherein the dry well having seepage holes to aid in drainage; and
at least one strap, the at least one strap being coupled to the drain hose for securing the drain hose.

US Pat. No. 10,555,633

AUTONOMOUS COOKING DEVICE TO PREPARE FOOD FROM A RECIPE FILE AND METHOD FOR CREATING RECIPE FILES

1. An autonomous cooking device to automatically prepare food according to recipe files, the cooking device comprising:an outer shell to house a cooking unit;
an input/output device accessible from the outer shell, the input/output device to receive a selection of a specific recipe file from a plurality of recipe files, the specific recipe file comprising at least image sensor data corresponding to different phases of food preparation;
a cooking unit comprising a container and a heating element, the cooking unit initiating a cooking portion of food preparation;
an image sensor to capture images of food while cooking for comparison against reference images;
a control unit electrically coupled to the input/output device and comprising a processor and a memory device, the control unit comprising an image analyses module to compare one or more of the captured images against one or more reference images from the specific recipe file and the control unit comprises an optimal cooking time module to estimate a remaining cooking time based on the image comparison,
wherein the optimal cooking time module performs the image comparison by comparing power spectral densities of a captured image versus a reference image, in order to compare a real-time texture of food against a reference texture,
wherein the image analyses module generates a one-dimensional power spectral density by integrating the square of Discrete Fourier Transform of a two-dimensional image over annular rings of equal area starting from the center of the two-dimensional image, and
wherein the cooking unit ends the cooking portion of food preparation, responsive to the remaining cooking time.

US Pat. No. 10,555,631

CHIP AND DIP TRAY

1. A chip and dip container, comprising:a dip bowl coupled to a dip bowl lid, the dip bowl having a first, circular, vertically-extending protrusion that extends vertically straight down from a bottom surface of the dip bowl;
a chip bowl coupled to a chip bowl lid, the chip bowl comprising a second, vertically-extending, circular wall that extends vertically straight up from a floor of the chip bowl, the second, vertically-extending, circular wall centrally located on the floor of the chip bowl and forming a first circular opening, the first circular opening secures the first vertically-extending protrusion thereby limiting movement of the dip bowl when in the chip and dip container is in transport or when the chip and dip container is being stored,
wherein the chip bowl lid comprises a channel on an upper surface of the chip bowl lid, the channel created by second vertically-extending walls that extend from a bottom surface of the chip bowl lid, the second vertically-extending wall defining a second opening on an inner surface of the chip bowl lid, the second opening retains the dip bowl lid when the chip and dip container is in transport or when the chip and dip container is being stored,
and wherein the second, vertically extending walls comprise a circular inner wall and a circular outer wall, wherein the channel is disposed on a top surface of the chip bowl lid.

US Pat. No. 10,555,630

CUTLERY LIFTING AND SEPARATING DEVICE WITH CONTAMINATION PREVENTION

1. A cutlery holding system, comprising:first, second and third pieces of cutlery each having an operative end that includes a food eating portion at a first end, and a handle portion culminating at a second end; a cutlery holder, having a bottom surface and a top surface, the bottom surface facing in an opposite direction from the top surface, and the top surface adapted for holding a bottom surface of the cutlery, and the cutlery holder having a length extending between a first side and a second side effective to enable all of the first, second, and third pieces of cutlery to be held on the top surface, with spaces between the first, second, and third, pieces of cutlery when held on the top surface,
the cutlery holder having a first edge stilt on the first side of the cutlery holder, extending at a right angle from the top surface to a supporting surface and the first edge stilt operative to hold the first side of the cutlery holder above the supporting surface by a distance based on a length of the first edge stilt,
the cutlery holder having a second edge stilt on the second side of the cutlery holder, extending at a right angle from the top surface to the supporting surface, and the second edge stilt operative to hold the second side of the cutlery holder above the supporting surface by a distance based on a length of the second edge stilt,
the first edge stilt and the second edge stilt each being longer than a thickness between the bottom surface and the top surface,
the bottom surface of the cutlery holder held above and spaced from the supporting surface when the the first edge stilt and the second edge stilt are each pressed against the supporting surface, leaving an open area between the bottom surface and the supporting surface at areas other than the first edge stilt and the second edge stilt, and where that open area is at least along the length where the cutlery is held,
and a distance between the top surface and the bottom surface of the first edge stilt and the second edge stilt of the cutlery holder being an amount effective to maintain an angle between the handle portion of each of said first, second and third pieces of cutlery, and the top surface of the cutlery holder to maintain a single tangent point between the bottom surface of the cutlery of each of said first, second and third pieces of cutlery and the top surface of the cutlery holder and no points of contact between the bottom surface of the cutlery of each of said first, second and third pieces of cutlery and the top surface of the cutlery holder other than said single tangent point.

US Pat. No. 10,555,609

PRESSURE-SENSING CHAIR, INCLUDING FIRST ELASTIC BODY HAVING LOWER ELASTIC MODULUS THAN SECOND ELASTIC BODIES ARRANGED THEREIN

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

1. A pressure-sensing chair comprising:a sensing sheet including a first electrode having a plurality of first conductive regions formed in a first direction and a plurality of first non-conductive regions formed in the first direction, a second electrode having a plurality of second conductive regions formed in a second direction and a plurality of second non-conductive regions formed in the second direction, and an intermediate layer disposed between the first electrode and the second electrode, and the sensing sheet including a plurality of sensing regions corresponding to regions where the plurality of first conductive regions intersect the plurality of second conductive regions; and
a cushion on the sensing sheet, the cushion including:
a first elastic body disposed on the sensing sheet and having a first elastic modulus; and
a plurality of second elastic bodies arranged in the first elastic body and having a second elastic modulus higher than the first elastic modulus, wherein the plurality of second elastic bodies extend in a direction from an upper portion of the first elastic body toward the sensing sheet, wherein each of the plurality of second elastic bodies includes a first head unit adjacent to an upper surface of the cushion, a second head unit adjacent to the sensing sheet, and an extension unit connecting the first head unit and the second head unit, and a width of the first head unit is greater than a width of the extension unit, and a width of the second head unit is greater than the width of the extension unit,
wherein the cushion is disposed on the sensing sheet such that the first electrode is in direct contact with the cushion and each second head unit of the cushion is vertically adjacent to a different one of the sensing regions of the sensing sheet, and the first elastic body of the cushion is provided between each of the second head units of the cushion such that the first elastic body of the cushion is vertically adjacent to each of the plurality of first non-conductive regions.

US Pat. No. 10,555,589

PROTECTIVE CASE FOR MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH STORAGE COMPARTMENT

Incipio, LLC, Irvine, CA...

1. A user-removable protective case for retaining and protecting a mobile electronic device and containing a personal item, the protective case comprising:an inner layer;
an outer layer;
a shell formed by a main body and a subpanel, at least a portion of the main body and the subpanel are sandwiched by the inner layer and the outer layer, the subpanel is coupled to the main body through a hinge, a cavity dimensioned to retain the mobile electronic device is formed by the shell;
a front cover formed by a cover panel that is positioned between the inner layer and the outer layer, the cover panel is coupled to the subpanel of the shell through a flexible spine;
a compartment dimensioned to retain the personal item is formed into the inner layer of the shell; and
an aperture positioned and dimensioned to enable the personal item contained in the compartment to be inserted into and removed from the protective case when the subpanel is hingedly rotated away from the main body.

US Pat. No. 10,555,571

BODYBUILDING COMPETITION SUIT NUMBERS TAB

6. A system for connecting a number sheet to a competition suit, comprising:a competition suit of a predetermined stretch material having a bottom portion, wherein the bottom portion is adapted to be worn around a waist of a human wearer;
an attachment point provided by the bottom portion, wherein the attachment point is located adjacent to an upper left hand side of a front portion of the waist of the human wearer when the bottom portion is worn; and
a number sheet having an elongated pin connector;
a tubular tab attached at the attachment point;
the tubular tab shaped from the predetermined stretch material to define a lumen having an inner periphery related to a length of the elongated pin connector so that the elongated pin connector may be woven in and out of the tubular tab before closing the elongated pin connector,
whereby the number sheet can be securely pinned indirectly to the competition suit without damaging the competition suit.

US Pat. No. 10,555,540

FISH DECAPITATING APPARATUS AND A METHOD FOR DECAPITATING FISH

1. A fish decapitating apparatus, comprising:a fish holder configured to receive a fish at an in-feed station;
at least one cutting station;
a conveying apparatus configured to convey the fish in said fish holder, from the in-feed station, to said at least one cutting station;
wherein the fish holder comprises opposingly arranged guide members moveable in a hinge like manner in relation to each other;
said guide members being configured to clamp the fish head behind the collar bones such that the collar bones are resting on an outer side of said guide members from which the fish head sticks out from the fish holder, the fish decapitating apparatus further comprising:
a measuring unit configured to measure the position of the collar bones when said collar bones are resting on the outer side of said guide members; and
a control unit configured to, in accordance with said measured position of the collar bones, automatically adjust the position of said at least one cutting station.

US Pat. No. 10,555,526

SUBSTITUTED OXADIAZOLES FOR COMBATING PHYTOPATHOGENIC FUNGI

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen am...

1. A method for combating phytopathogenic harmful fungi, which process comprises treating the fungi or the materials, plants, the soil or seeds to be protected against fungal attack, with an effective amount of at least one compound of formula I
or an N-oxide, or an agriculturally acceptable salt thereof,
wherein:
A is phenyl or a 5- or 6-membered aromatic heterocycle, wherein the ring member atoms of the aromatic heterocycle include besides carbon atoms 1, 2, 3 or 4 heteroatoms selected from N, O and S as ring member atoms; and wherein the cyclic groups A are unsubstituted or substituted by 1, 2, 3 or 4 identical or different groups RA; wherein
RA is halogen, cyano, diC1-C6-alkylamino, C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-alkoxy, C1-C6-alkylthio, C1-C6-alkylsulfinyl, C1-C6-alkylsulfonyl, C2-C6-alkenyl, C2-C6-alkynyl, C3-C8-cycloalkyl or C3-C8-cycloalkoxy; and wherein any of the aliphatic or cyclic moieties are unsubstituted or substituted by 1, 2, 3, 4 or up to the maximum possible number of identical or different groups Ra; wherein
Ra is halogen, cyano, C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-haloalkyl, C1-C6-alkoxy, C1-C6-haloalkoxy, C1-C6-alkylthio, C1-C6-haloalkylthio or C3-C8-cycloalkyl or C1-C4-alkoxy-C1-C4-alkyl;
L is —C(?O)—, —C(?S)-or—S(?O)p—;
p is 0, 1 or 2;
R1, R2 independently of each other are hydrogen, C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-alkoxy, C2-C6-alkenyl, C2-C6-alkynyl, C3-C8-cycloalkyl, C3-C8-cycloalkenyl, —C(?O)—(C1-C6-alkyl), —C(?O)—(C1-C6-alkoxy), C1-C6-alkoxyimino-C1-C4-alkyl, C2-C6-alkenyloxyimino-C1-C4-alkyl, C2-C6-alkynyloxyimino-C1-C4-alkyl, aminocarbonyl-C1-C6-alkyl, C3-C6-cycloalkyl-C1-C4-alkyl, phenyl-C1-C4-alkyl, heteroaryl-C1-C4-alkyl, heterocyclyl-C1-C4-alkyl, phenyl, naphthyl or a 3- to 10-membered saturated, partially unsaturated or aromatic mono- or bicyclic heterocycle, wherein the ring member atoms of said mono- or bicyclic heterocycle include besides carbon atoms further 1, 2, 3 or 4 heteroatoms selected from N, O and S as ring member atoms and wherein 1 or 2 carbon ring member atoms of the heterocycle may be replaced by 1 or 2 groups independently selected from C(?O) and C(?S); and wherein the heteroaryl group in heteroaryl-C1-C4-alkyl is a 5- or 6-membered aromatic heterocycle, wherein the ring member atoms of the heterocyclic ring include besides carbon atoms 1, 2, 3 or 4 heteroatoms selected from N, O and S as ring member atoms; and wherein the heterocyclyl group in heterocyclyl-C1-C4-alkyl is a 3- to 10-membered saturated, partially unsaturated mono- or bicyclic heterocycle, wherein the ring member atoms of said mono- or bicyclic heterocycle include besides carbon atoms further 1, 2, 3 or 4 heteroatoms selected from N, O and S as ring member atoms and wherein 1 or 2 carbon ring member atoms of the heterocycle may be replaced by 1 or 2 groups independently selected from C(?O) and C(?S); and wherein any of the aliphatic or cyclic groups are unsubstituted or substituted by 1, 2, 3, 4 or up to the maximum possible number of identical or different groups R1a;
or R1 and R2 together with the nitrogen atom to which they are bound form a saturated or partially unsaturated mono- or bicyclic 3- to 10-membered heterocycle, wherein the heterocycle includes beside one nitrogen atom and one or more carbon atoms no further heteroatoms or 1, 2 or 3 further heteroatoms independently selected from N, O and S as ring member atoms; and wherein one or two CH2 groups of the heterocycle may be replaced by one or two groups independently selected from the group of C(?O) and C(?S); and wherein the heterocycle is unsubstituted or carries 1, 2, 3, 4 or up to the maximum possible number of identical or different groups R1a; wherein
R1a is halogen, cyano, OH, C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-haloalkyl, C1-C6-alkoxy, C1-C6-haloalkoxy, C3-C8-cycloalkyl, —NHSO2—C1-C4-alkyl, —(C?O)—C1-C4-alkyl, —C(?O)—C1-C4-alkoxy, C1-C6-alkylsulfonyl, hydroxyC1-C4-alkyl, —C(?O)—NH2, —C(?O)—NH(C1-C4-alkyl), C1-C4-alkylthio-C1-C4-alkyl, aminoC1-C4-alkyl, C1-C4-alkylamino-C1-C4-alkyl, diC1-C4-alkylamino-C1-C4-alkyl, aminocarbonyl-C1-C4-alkyl or C1-C4-alkoxy-C1-C4-alkyl;
R3, R4 independently of each other are hydrogen, halogen, cyano or C1-C6-alkyl; or
R3 and R4 together with the carbon atom to which they are bound form a vinyl group or a saturated, monocyclic 3- to 5-membered heterocycle or carbocycle, wherein the heterocycle includes beside carbon atoms 1 or 2 heteroatoms independently selected from N, O and S as ring member atoms; and wherein the vinyl group, the heterocycle or the carbocycle is unsubstituted or carries 1, 2, 3, 4 or up to the maximum possible number of identical or different groups R3a; wherein
R3a is halogen, cyano or C1-C2-alkyl.

US Pat. No. 10,555,501

COLLAR FOR MOUNTING AROUND THE NECK OF AN ANIMAL

16. A collar for mounting around a neck of an animal, said collar including:a first part with an inside for receiving the head of said animal, said first part having a flared shape and including a peripheral flexible wall defining said flared shape, said wall extending between a first opening leading into said inside and an opposite second opening leading into said inside,
a second part joined to said first part at said second opening, said second part defining a sleeve for extending around said neck, wherein said peripheral flexible wall includes a recess extending towards said first opening and defining an enlargement of said second opening, and
a patch joined to said flexible wall and covering said recess.

US Pat. No. 10,555,461

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ESTIMATING EFFECTIVE PEST SEVERITY INDEX

Tata Consultancy Services...

1. A computer implemented method for estimating effective pest severity index, the method comprising:receiving a first set of inputs pertaining to weather associated with a geo-location under consideration;
receiving a second set of inputs pertaining to agronomic information associated with the geo-location under consideration;
generating a pest forecasting model and a natural enemies forecasting model for each pest associated with the geo-location under consideration, the pest forecasting model and the natural enemies forecasting model being based on the received first set of inputs and the second set of inputs, wherein the pest forecasting model is generated based on weather parameters derived from the first set of inputs, vegetation, soil and water indices derived from the second set of inputs, season of a year and a geographical region and wherein the natural enemies forecasting model is generated based on the pest forecasting model, the weather parameters derived from the first set of inputs, the vegetation, soil and water indices derived from the second set of inputs, the season of the year and the geographical region;
receiving participatory sensing information and crowdsourcing information associated with each pest and natural enemies in the geo-location under consideration for a period of time, wherein the participatory sensing information and crowdsourcing information comprise events from the geo-location under consideration during a life cycle of pests and natural enemies and images with geo-coordinates of pest affected areas;
dynamically updating the pest forecasting model and the natural enemies forecasting model based on the participatory sensing information and crowdsourcing information; wherein the pest forecasting model and the natural enemies forecasting model are dynamically updated based on a historical data lookup table of actual effective pest severity index detected for the corresponding first set of inputs and the second set of inputs for a given period of time; and
estimating the effective pest severity index based on the dynamically updated pest forecasting model and the natural enemies forecasting model, whereby a quantity and a timing of a pesticide application is recommended based on the estimated effective pest severity index, when the estimated effective pest severity index is greater than an Economic Threshold Level and the effective pest severity index is estimated as:
EP(n)=P(n)??NE(n),
wherein, EP(n) is Effective pest severity on nth day, P(n) is Pest severity forecasted for nth day, NE(n) is Population of Natural Enemies forecasted for nth day and a is scaling factor dependent on the season and a stage of pest as well as natural enemy.

US Pat. No. 10,555,452

ROW CLEANER/CLOSING WHEEL

10. A row cleaning wheel for mounting to a row cleaning assembly for use in operation of a row planter and adapted to remove debris, the row cleaning wheel comprising:a substantially circular body portion;
a circular center hub opening disposed at the center of the circular body portion for positioning the row cleaning wheel on a hub of a row cleaning mount assembly;
a set of holes for receiving fastening members for mounting the row cleaning wheel to a row cleaning wheel mount assembly; and
a first set of teeth arranged about the outer circumference of the circular body portion;
wherein each of the first set of teeth include a tooth body extending outward along the periphery of the first row cleaning wheel and having an essentially flat surface and a beveled surface that are relatively narrower at a distal end of the tooth and wider proximally toward the center of the row cleaning wheel, each tooth having a profile characterized by essentially parallel lines substantially along the length of the tooth body, wherein during operation of a row planter the parallel lines are essentially parallel with a ground surface when rotating and exiting the ground surface so as to deter debris and soil material from collecting on the surface of the tooth.
US Pat. No. 10,556,929

CYTOTOXIC T LYMPHOCYTE INDUCING IMMUNOGENS FOR PREVENTION TREATMENT AND DIAGNOSIS OF DENGUE VIRUS INFECTION

Emergex Vaccines Holding ...

1. A dengue virus vaccine comprising a peptide consisting of an amino acid sequence selected from the group consisting of VTLLCLIPTV (SEQ ID NO: 2), VTLYLGVMV (SEQ ID NO: 13), VTLVLVGIV (SEQ ID NO: 14), NIQTAINQV (SEQ ID NO: 1), TITEEIAVQ (SEQ ID NO: 3), NIQVAINQV (SEQ ID NO: 11) and NIQAAINQV (SEQ ID NO: 12), or a variant thereof having an improved ability to bind to MHC class I molecules.
US Pat. No. 10,556,932

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR SUPPRESSION OF INHIBITOR FORMATION AGAINST COAGULATION FACTORS IN HEMOPHILIA PATIENTS

The Trustees of the Unive...

1. An isolated recombinantly produced nucleic acid encoding Factor VIII having the sequence of SEQ ID NO: 15 or a sequence having 90% identity therewith.
US Pat. No. 10,556,940

T CELL RECEPTORS RECOGNIZING HLA-CW8 RESTRICTED MUTATED KRAS

The United States of Amer...

1. An isolated or purified TCR comprising:(I) an ? chain complementarity determining region (CDR) 1 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 3, an ? chain CDR2 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 4, and an ? chain CDR3 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 5; and
(II) a ? chain CDR1 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 6, a ? chain CDR2 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 7, and a ? chain CDR3 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 8.
US Pat. No. 10,555,915

METHODS FOR TREATING ACUTE ACOUSTIC TRAUMA

Hough Ear Institute, Okl...

1. A method for treating sensorineural hearing loss, comprising orally delivering to a patient in need thereof a composition comprising a pharmaceutically effective amount of 2,4-disulfonyl ?-phenyl tertiary butyl nitrone.
US Pat. No. 10,555,925

METHODS OF REDUCING THE RISK OF A CARDIOVASCULAR EVENT IN A SUBJECT AT RISK FOR CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

Amarin Pharmaceuticals Ir...

1. A method of reducing risk of stroke in a subject with established cardiovascular disease, the method comprising administering to said subject about 4 g of ethyl icosapentate per day for a period effective to reduce risk of stroke in the subject.
US Pat. No. 10,556,954

ANTI-PD-L1 NANOBODY, CODING SEQUENCE AND USE THEREOF

NANOMAB TECHNOLOGY LIMITE...

1. A VHH chain of an anti-PD-L1 nanobody, wherein the amino acid sequence of the VHH chain is shown in any one of SEQ ID NOs.: 18, 9, 63, 1, 12, 45, 70, 20, 74, and 50.
US Pat. No. 10,557,978

COMPOSITION, OPTICAL FILM INCLUDING COMPOSITION, AND METHOD OF PRODUCING OPTICAL FILM

SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY...

1. A composition comprising smectic liquid crystal compounds, each having a 1,4-cyclohexyl group,wherein the composition contains 0.1 parts by mass to 10 parts by mass of a smectic liquid crystal compound having a cis-1,4-cyclohexyl group relative to 100 parts by mass of a smectic liquid crystal compound having a trans-1,4-cyclohexyl group,
the smectic liquid crystal compound having the trans-1,4-cyclohexyl group and the smectic liquid crystal compound having the cis-1,4-cyclohexyl group are represented by the following formula (1-1) and formula (2-1), respectively:
P1-F1-B1-CyH-G1-E1-G2-E2-B2-F2-P2  (1-1)
P1-F1-B1-CyH?-G1-E1-G2-E2-B2-F2-P2  (2-1)
wherein in each of the formulas (1-1) and (2-1):
P1 and P2 each independently represent a polymerizable group, P1 in the formula (1-1) and P1 in the formula (2-1) are identical groups, and P2 in the formula (1-1) and P2 in the formula (2-1) are identical groups;
at least one of F1 and F2 represents a C6-C12 linear alkanediyl group, a hydrogen atom contained in the alkanediyl group can be substituted by a halogen atom, and —CH2— contained in the alkanediyl group can be substituted by —O—, F1 in the formula (1-1) and F1 in the formula (2-1) are identical groups, and F2 in the formula (1-1) and F2 in the formula (2-1) are identical groups;
B1 and B2 each independently represent a single bond or a bivalent linking group, B1 in the formula (1-1) and B1 in the formula (2-1) are identical groups, and B2 in the formula (1-1) and B2 in the formula (2-1) are identical groups;
CyH represents a substituted or unsubstituted trans-1,4-cyclohexyl group;
CyH' represents a substituted or unsubstituted cis-1,4-cyclohexyl group;
G1 and G2 each independently represent a single bond or a bivalent linking group, G1 in the formula (1-1) and G1 in the formula (2-1) are identical groups, and G2 in the formula (1-1) and G2 in the formula (2-1) are identical groups; and
E1 and E2 each independently represent a group selected from a substituted 1,4-phenyl group, an unsubstituted 1,4-phenyl group, a substituted trans-1,4-cyclohexyl group, and an unsubstituted trans-1,4-cyclohexyl group, E1 in the formula (1-1) and E1 in the formula (2-1) are identical groups, and E2 in the formula (1-1) and E2 in the formula (2-1) are identical groups.
US Pat. No. 10,556,955

METHOD FOR PURIFYING ACTIVE POLYPEPTIDES OR IMMUNOCONJUGATES

MedImmune Limited, Cambr...

1. A method of treating a B cell malignancy comprising intravenously administering to a subject in need of treatment for a B cell malignancy a composition comprising a purified protein comprising the VH-PE38 subunit of SEQ ID NO: 1 and the VL subunit of SEQ ID NO: 2, wherein the composition comprises less than 25% deamidated species of the protein, and wherein said administration is at a dose of 20-50 ?g/kg per day.
US Pat. No. 10,556,967

ANTI-ADAM28 ANTIBODY FOR TREATING CANCER

GENEFRONTIER CORPORATION,...

1. An antibody specifically binding to human ADAM28 and having an activity to inhibit enzyme activity of human ADAM28, which antibody comprises a light chain variable region and a heavy chain variable region,wherein
the light chain variable region comprises CDR1 comprising the amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO: 5, CDR2 comprising the amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO: 6, and CDR3 comprising the amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO: 7, and
the heavy chain variable region comprises CDR1 comprising the amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO: 8, CDR2 comprising the amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO: 9, and CDR3 comprising the amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO: 10.
US Pat. No. 10,556,968

BINDING MOLECULES SPECIFIC FOR CD73 AND USES THEREOF

MEDIMMUNE LIMITED, Cambr...

1. An isolated nucleic acid molecule encoding an antibody or antigen-binding fragment thereof that specifically binds to CD73, wherein the antibody or antigen-binding fragment thereof comprises a heavy chain VH domain and a light chain VL domain, the heavy and light chain VH and VL domains comprising: (a) a VH CDR1 having the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 36: (b) a VH CDR2 having the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 39: (c) a VH CDR3 having the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 45: (d) a VL CDR1 having the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 46; (e) a VL CDR2 having the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 51: and (f) a VL CDR3 having the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 56.
US Pat. No. 10,556,974

CURABLE AND HYGROSCOPIC RESIN COMPOSITION FOR SEALING ELECTRONIC DEVICES, SEALING RESIN, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LT...

1. A curable and hygroscopic resin composition for sealing electronic devices, comprisingfrom 5 to 30 mass % of at least a (meth)acrylate oligomer (a) having a number-average molecular weight of 1,500 to 5,000,
from 40 to 90 mass % of a low molecular weight (meth)acrylate (b) having an average molecular weight of 170 to 500,
from 5 to 30 mass % of a moisture-reactive organometallic compound (c), and
a polymerization initiator (d),
wherein the (meth)acrylate oligomer (a) and the low molecular weight (meth)acrylate (b) are multifunctional (meth)acrylates in which the number of (meth)acryloyl groups is from 1.5 to 3 in one molecule of each of the (meth)acrylate oligomer (a) and the low molecular weight (meth)acrylate (b); and
wherein the (meth)acrylate oligomer (a) is a resin whose main chain is a polybutadiene or a hydrogenated polybutadiene.
US Pat. No. 10,557,486

USE OF TREATING ELEMENTS TO FACILITATE FLOW IN VESSELS

CRYSTAPHASE PRODUCTS, INC...

1. A method of improving flow distribution of one or more streams in a process vessel comprising:passing the one or more streams through an upstream processing zone and a downstream processing zone within the process vessel, the upstream processing zone and downstream processing zone each containing one or more beds of processing materials; and
passing the one or more streams through a redistribution treating zone located between the upstream processing zone and downstream processing zone,
wherein the redistribution treating zone has a depth of four feet or less and contains treating elements,
and wherein the redistribution treating zone mitigates stream channeling of the streams exiting the upstream processing zone and affects lateral redistribution of the flow of the one or more streams within the downstream processing zone,
and wherein the treating elements have more than one opening passing therethrough,
and wherein the treating elements have asperities formed on the surfaces thereof, the asperities comprising one or more of flutes, fins and struts,
and wherein the treating elements have one or more open cells which form a plurality of interconnected fluid flow pathways within and through each treating element,
and wherein the treating elements are up to 100 times the size of the individual processing materials within the process vessel.
US Pat. No. 10,555,951

TARGETED TREATMENT OF LEIOMYOSARCOMA

ELI LILLY AND COMPANY, I...

1. A method of treating a patient suffering from leiomyosarcoma, the method comprising:administering to a patient determined to have advanced or metastatic leiomyosarcoma an effective amount of 4,4,4-trifluoro-N-[(1S)-2-[[(7S)-5-(2-hydroxyethyl)-6-oxo-7H-pyrido[2,3-d][3]benzazepin-7-yl]amino]-1-methyl-2-oxo-ethyl]butanamide or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or hydrate thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,556,978

PROCESS AND CHEMISTRY FOR REDUCING DOLOMITE CONCENTRATIONS IN PHOSPHATE PROCESSING

Arr-Maz Products, L.P., ...

1. A method of reducing dolomite concentrations in phosphate processing, the method comprising:adding magnesium flocculant to phosphate rock during processing at a chemical plant; and wherein the magnesium flocculant is a polymer comprising:
a base monomer comprising acrylic acid, acrylamide, or a combination of acrylic acid and acrylamide: and
a functional monomer comprising hydroxyl ethyl methacrylate, 2-acrylamido-2-propane sulfonic acid, 3-allyl-1, 2-propanediol, and/or a derivative thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,555,956

CHEMOPREVENTION OF COLORECTAL CANCER

SOFAR SPA, Trezzano Rosa...

1. A combination, comprising:(i) a 5-aminosalicylic acid component, wherein the 5-aminosalicylic acid component comprises 5-aminosalicylic acid or a pharmacologically acceptable salt of 5-aminosalicylic acid; and
(ii) a group D vitamin component, wherein the group D vitamin component is selected from the group consisting of vitamin D3, vitamin D2, 25-hydroxy-vitamin D3 and 1-alpha,25 dihydroxy-vitamin D3;
wherein the combination includes between 0.5 grams and 5 grams of the 5-aminosalicylic acid component and between 500 international units and 10,000 international units of the group D vitamin component; and
wherein the combination does not include calcium.
US Pat. No. 10,556,984

CHEMICALLY DECOMPOSABLE EPOXIDE RESIN SYSTEM

11. A method of constructing reinforced plastic components for use in aeroplanes, in rail vehicle construction, in wind energy plants, and in the automotive industry, comprising the steps of:(a) forming a cured component of a curable epoxide resin system; and
(b) using such cured component and when finished using such cured component, recycling the epoxide resin system forming the cured component by chemically decomposing the cured component by aminolysis with reactive NH2— or other amino groups and/or alcoholysis with mono-, di-, or poly functional alcohols,
wherein the curable epoxide resin system forming the cured component comprises one or more epoxide resins and one or more curing agents; wherein the one or more curing agents comprise at least one cyanate with the formula R—O—C?N, wherein R is an organic residue which is aromatic, partially halogenated-aliphatic or perhalogenated-aliphatic; wherein the at least one cyanate is present in amount such that cyanate groups constitute at least 30% of reactive functional groups present in the curable epoxide resin system; and wherein the cured product comprises an epoxide resin polymer and cyanurates.
US Pat. No. 10,555,959

GLYCOLIPIDS AS TREATMENT FOR DISEASE

La Jolla Pharmaceutical C...

1. A method of treating a subject having a GM3 deficiency, comprising administering to the subject a therapeutic amount of a compound selected from GM1 and GD1a.
US Pat. No. 10,556,218

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR ENTRAPPING PROTEIN ON A SURFACE

PURE TRANSPLANT SOLUTIONS...

1. A method of printing Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) proteins onto a substrate, comprising:providing a solid substrate;
applying a formulation comprising HLA proteins onto the solid substrate; and
irradiating the formulation to trap the HLA proteins to the substrate, thereby producing a matrix that indirectly attaches the HLA proteins to the solid substrate and retains the native three dimensional structure of the HLA proteins while the HLA proteins are indirectly attached to the solid substrate.
US Pat. No. 10,556,225

METHODS OF REGENERATING AROMATIZATION CATALYSTS WITH A DECOKING STEP BETWEEN CHLORINE AND FLUORINE ADDITION

Chevron Phillips Chemical...

1. A method for regenerating a chlorinated spent catalyst comprising a transition metal and a catalyst support, the method comprising:(i) contacting the chlorinated spent catalyst with a decoking gas stream comprising oxygen to produce a de-coked chlorinated catalyst,
wherein the chlorinated spent catalyst comprises from about 0.5 wt. % to about 3 wt. % of chlorine; and
(ii) contacting the de-coked chlorinated catalyst with a fluorine-containing solution comprising a fluorine-containing compound in the liquid phase to produce a fluorinated catalyst; wherein:
the transition metal comprises a Group 8-11 transition metal; and
the catalyst support comprises a large pore zeolite having an average pore diameter in a range of from about 7 ? to about 12 ?.
US Pat. No. 10,556,993

ADDITION-CURABLE ORGANOPOLYSILOXANE RESIN COMPOSITION, CURED PRODUCT THEREOF, AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING THE CURED PRODUCT

SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., L...

5. A cured product of an addition-curable organopolysiloxane resin composition comprising:(A) an organopolysiloxane having in one molecule at least two silicon-atom-bonded alkenyl groups each having 2 to 10 carbon atoms, said organopolysiloxane being present in an amount of 60 to 90% by mass per a total amount of components (A) to (D);
(B) an organohydrogenpolysiloxane having in one molecule at least two silicon-atom-bonded hydrogen atoms, said organohydrogenpolysiloxane being present in an amount of 5 to 40% by mass per the total amount of components (A) to (D);
(C) a platinum group metal-based catalyst, said platinum group metal-based catalyst being present in an amount of 0.00001 to 0.01% by mass in terms of platinum group metal per the total amount of components (A) to (D); and
(D) a barium compound that is present in an amount of 0.001 to 10.0% by mass per the total amount of components (A) to (D), wherein component (D) comprises at least one compound selected from dimethoxy barium, diethoxy barium, diisopropoxy barium, di-n-propoxy barium, di-n-butoxy barium, diisobutoxy barium, di-sec-butoxy barium, di-t-butoxy barium, barium octanoate, and barium 2-ethylhexanoate.
US Pat. No. 10,555,970

COLON LAVAGE SYSTEM

DARK CANYON LABORATORIES,...

1. A kit for patient preparation prior to a colon-related medical procedure, comprising:a) a plurality of individually packaged unit doses from 25 g to 175 g of an osmotic agent formulated for administration to a patient after dissolving in water, wherein said plurality of individually packaged unit doses of an osmotic agent do not contain electrolytes; and separately,
b) a plurality of individually packaged unit doses of a composition comprising electrolytes, wherein said electrolytes are in a pill, tablet, capsule, gel-cap, or micro-encapsulated granules.
US Pat. No. 10,559,816

SURFACE-TREATED POSITIVE ELECTRODE ACTIVE MATERIAL FOR LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY, METHOD FOR PREPARING THE SAME, AND LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY COMPRISING THE SAME

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

1. A positive electrode active material for a lithium secondary battery comprising:lithium transition metal composite oxide particles; and
a coating layer including LiwNbxOy (1?w?8, 1?x?13, 1?y?20) formed on surfaces of the lithium transition metal composite oxide particles,wherein the lithium transition metal composite oxide particles are represented by the following Chemical Formula 1:Li1+z[NiaCobMnc]O2 (0?z?0.6, 0.6?a?1, 0?b, c?1, z+a+b+c=1), and  [Chemical Formula 1]
wherein the coating layer further includes Li2O—Nb2O5,
wherein the coating layer is included in 0.05% by weight to 3% by weight with respect to a total weight of the positive electrode active material.
US Pat. No. 10,555,973

THERAPEUTIC COMPOSITIONS

University of Utah Resear...

1. A therapeutic composition, comprising:an amount of processed amniotic fluid having a therapeutically effective amount of protein and hyaluronic acid (HA), said composition being substantially free of lanugo, vernix, and cells harvested with amniotic fluid, wherein the protein is present in an amount from about 0.15 mg/ml to about 10 mg/ml and wherein the composition is lyophilized and has an optical density of less than 0.20 when exposed to electromagnetic radiation at a wavelength of 590 nm in a liquid form.
US Pat. No. 10,555,975

PREVOTELLA HISTICOLA PREPARATIONS AND THE TREATMENT OF AUTOIMMUNE CONDITIONS

Mayo Foundation for Medic...

1. A powder composition comprising:(a) an anti-inflammatory effective amount of live Prevotella histicola or dead Prevotella histicola, and
(b) a botanical.
US Pat. No. 10,555,979

USE OF LACTOBACILLUS PARACASEI GMNL-653 FOR PREPARING FOR A COMPOSITION FOR ALLEVIATING AXILLARY OSMIDROSIS

GENMONT BIOTECH INCORPORA...

1. A method used for alleviating axillary osmidrosis, comprising administrating a probiotic composition, wherein the probiotic bacterial strain includes Lactobacillus paracasei GMNL-653 with the deposition number of CCTCC M 2016226.
US Pat. No. 10,557,778

OPTICAL PROJECTION TOMOGRAPHY MICROSCOPY (OPTM) FOR LARGE SPECIMEN SIZES

1. A method to prepare a specimen of biological tissue for optical imaging, comprising:receiving a thin-needle core biopsy (TNCB) specimen of biological tissue, the TNCB specimen having an elongated shape;
preserving the elongated shape and integrity of the TNCB specimen during preparation of the TNCB specimen for optical imaging, said preparation including:
introducing the TNCB specimen into a specimen channel of a microfluidics device, the specimen channel structured to preserve the elongated shape and integrity of the TNCB specimen;
moving the TNCB specimen from the specimen channel into a specimen chamber of the microfluidics device while retaining the elongated shape and integrity of the TNCB specimen, wherein the specimen chamber is structured to preserve the elongated shape and integrity of the TNCB specimen; and
preparing the TNCB specimen within the specimen chamber for optical imaging such that the TNCB specimen will retain its elongated shape and integrity during said optical imaging.
US Pat. No. 10,555,480

SOYBEAN VARIETY 01068350

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A plant of soybean variety 01068350, wherein representative seed of said soybean variety have been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125716.
US Pat. No. 10,555,992

IMMUNOGENIC PROTEINS AGAINST CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE

University of South Flori...

1. An immunogenic protein comprising:i) a glucosyltransferase domain of Clostridium difficile toxin TcdB;
ii) a cysteine proteinase domain of Clostridium difficile toxin TcdB; and
iii) a receptor binding domain of Clostridium difficile toxin TcdA,
wherein the cysteine proteinase domain of Clostridium difficile toxin TcdB comprises a C698A amino acid substitution when compared to SEQ ID NO.: 8, and wherein the immunogenic protein lacks a transmembrane domain.
US Pat. No. 10,555,994

PCV2 ORF2 CARRIER PLATFORM

1. A recombinant polypeptide selected from the group consisting of:a) a PCV2 ORF2 protein characterized in that at least one amino acid residue in the BC loop is replaced by an amino acid sequence of interest;
b) a PCV2 ORF2 protein characterized in that an amino acid sequence of interest is inserted into the BC loop; or
c) a combination of a) and b);wherein the amino acid sequence of interest comprises SEQ ID NO: 5 or 7.
US Pat. No. 10,557,021

ARTIFICIAL TIMBER AND METHOD FOR PREPARING ARTIFICIAL TIMBER

1. A method for preparing an artificial timber, comprising steps of:(1) dissolving 15 to 35 parts by weight of lignin, 35 to 50 parts by weight of cellulose and 20 to 35 parts by weight of hemicellulose to form a lignocellulose, and
adding the lignocellulose into an ionic liquid, and heating and stirring for dissolving to obtain a lignocellulose ionic liquid dispersion;
(2) cleaning and replacing the ionic liquid with water to obtain a lignocellulose hydrogel; and
(3) drying the lignocellulose hydrogel to obtain an artificial timber.