US Pat. No. 10,480,476

STARTER SYSTEM AND METHOD OF CONTROL

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A starter system for use with a powertrain having an internal combustion engine with a ring gear operatively connected to a crankshaft of the internal combustion engine, the starter system comprising:a brushless electric starter motor selectively operatively connectable to the internal combustion engine;
a battery power pack;
a power inverter operable to convert direct current provided from the battery power pack to multi-phase alternating current to drive the brushless electric starter motor;
a pinion gear configured to be rotatably driven by the brushless electric starter motor and movable between a disengaged position in which the pinion gear is disengaged from the ring gear, and an engaged position in which the pinion gear is meshingly engaged with the ring gear to transfer torque provided from the brushless electric starter motor to the crankshaft;
a solenoid operatively connected to the pinion gear;
an electronic control system operable to control the brushless electric starter motor to crank the internal combustion engine using power provided from the battery power pack through the power inverter, and to separately command the solenoid to a disabled state and alternately to an enabled state, wherein the pinion gear moves to the disengaged position when the solenoid is in the disabled state, and moves to the engaged position when the solenoid is in the enabled state;
wherein the electronic control system includes a timer, and the electronic control system is operable to set the timer for a predetermined period of time after commanding the solenoid to the enabled state; and
wherein controlling the brushless electric starter motor to crank the internal combustion engine is upon expiration of the predetermined period of time.

US Pat. No. 10,480,475

STARTING POWER GENERATION APPARATUS AND STARTING POWER GENERATION METHOD

SHINDENGEN ELECTRIC MANUF...

1. A starting power generation apparatus comprising:a starter generator including
a field portion having a permanent magnet, and
an armature unit including a first multi-phase winding and a second multi-phase winding which are arranged in parallel;
a first power conversion unit including a first positive-side DC terminal connected to a battery and a plurality of first AC terminals connected to the first multi-phase winding, the first power conversion unit being configured to convert a power bidirectionally between DC and AC;
a second power conversion unit including a plurality of second AC terminals connected to the second multi-phase winding, the second power conversion unit being configured to control a current to be input and output via the second AC terminals; and
a control unit configured to
detect a positional relationship between the field portion and the armature unit based on an output voltage of the second multi-phase winding, and
control the first power conversion unit and the second power conversion unit in accordance with the positional relationship detected,
wherein the control unit is configured to detect the positional relationship when the starter generator is stopped, based on time widths of two or more predetermined voltages generated in two or more windings constituting the second multi-phase winding in a case that an output voltage of the battery is applied to the first multi-phase winding for a predetermined time in a state where current input and output via the second AC terminals is off.

US Pat. No. 10,480,474

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING REMAINING USEFUL LIFE FOR AN INJECTOR OF A RECIPROCATING ENGINE

GE Global Sourcing LLC, ...

1. A method for determining remaining useful life of an in-use injector of a reciprocating engine, the method comprising:determining nozzle wear relationship data for a plurality of duty cycles of the in-use injector;
receiving operating parameters for the reciprocating engine;
receiving emission relationship data predictive of emission levels for a standard injector operation;
determining actual emission levels for the in-use injector based on the nozzle wear relationship data, the emission relationship data, and the received operating parameters;
determining remaining useful life of the in-use injector based on the actual emission levels, the nozzle wear relationship data, and the received operating parameters; and
controlling an operation of the reciprocating engine based on the actual emission levels, if the remaining useful life of the in-use injector is within an operable range, or triggering a new injector procurement alarm if the remaining useful life of the in-use injector is not within the operable range.

US Pat. No. 10,480,464

ACTIVE AIRPATH BYPASS SYSTEM

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. An engine intake assembly comprising:a plenum having an integrated charge air cooler (CAC);
a first header seal positioned around a circumference of a first CAC header; and
a first rotatably movable seal positioned in a bypass passage defined between sides of a CAC body and the plenum and interfacing via sliding contact with the first header seal, the first rotatably movable seal varying airflow through the bypass passage.

US Pat. No. 10,480,463

ENGINE

1. An engine comprising:a plurality of cylinders provided along a crankshaft;
a gas chamber configured to extend from a first end portion toward a second end portion in a direction of an axial line of the crankshaft and to distribute gas into the plurality of cylinders; and
a heat shielding member provided in the gas chamber and configured to extend from the first end portion toward the second end portion and to shield heat radiated from an inner wall surface of the gas chamberwherein a plurality of air supply pipes that supply the gas in the gas chamber to the plurality of cylinders, respectively, are connected to an upper wall of the gas chamber or a plurality of lid members that respectively closes a plurality of openings formed in the upper wall, andthe engine further comprises a cooling device configured to cause coolant cooling the cylinders to flow from the first end portion toward the second end portion in the direction of the axial line, wherein the heat shielding member partitions an internal space of the gas chamber into a first space configured to guide the gas introduced into the gas chamber from the first end portion toward the second end portion, and a second space configured to communicate with the first space and to distribute the gas flowing in from the first space into the plurality of cylinders while guiding the gas from the second end portion toward the first end portion.

US Pat. No. 10,480,448

CYLINDER BORE HAVING VARIABLE COATING

Ford Motor Company, Dear...

1. An engine block, comprising:a body including a bore wall and a coating overlying the bore wall having a thickness and pores dispersed within the thickness;
the coating including a first depth region disposed adjacent an interface of the coating with the bore wall and a second depth region disposed adjacent an exposed surface of the coating, the second depth region having a greater average porosity than the first depth region, the coating further includes a third depth region disposed between the first and second depth regions within the coating thickness, and the third depth region having an average porosity between that of the first and second depth regions.

US Pat. No. 10,480,442

WORKING MACHINE AND WORKING MACHINE MONITORING SYSTEM

Hitachi Construction Mach...

1. A work machine monitoring system comprising a monitoring server connected to a plurality of work machines through a network,wherein each of the work machines comprises an engine and a position detection module, and the monitoring server is programmed to:
receive, from each of the plurality of work machines, individual information of the respective work machine comprising an engine operation parameter representing an operation state of the engine mounted on the respective working machine, a refueling timing at which fuel is supplied to the respective working machine and position information of the respective work machine output from the position detection module;
determine that a cause of a change in the engine operation parameter of one of the work machines is due to a change in a fuel property, if a change amount of the engine operation parameter of the one of the work machines exceeds a first threshold value which is a reference value corresponding to a predetermined fuel type within a first time period in which an influence by the fuel property is considered to arise;
when it is determined that the fuel of the one of the work machines is abnormal, extract the individual information including the position information of the plurality of work machines at a same loading site as the one of the work machines within a predetermined time range;
when the extracted individual information shows that there is an abnormality in the fuel among of the plurality of work machines at the same loading site as the one of the work machines within the predetermined time range, determine that the cause of the change in the engine operating parameter of the one of the work machines is based on the abnormality in the fuel;
when the extracted individual information shows that there is no abnormality in the fuel among of the plurality of work machines at the same loading site as the one of the work machines within the predetermined time range, determine that the cause of the change in the engine parameter of the one of the work machines is not based on the abnormality in the fuel of the one of the work machines but is inherent to the of the one of the work machines; and
when the abnormality in the fuel of the one of the work machines is determined, transmit an instruction information for instructing a restriction in output power of the engine for the one of the work machines.

US Pat. No. 10,480,441

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING EXHAUST GAS TEMPERATURE

Cummins Inc., Columbus, ...

1. A method comprising:detecting an air density value upstream of an internal combustion engine of an engine system;
modifying a relationship between an engine speed and an outputted engine power as a function of the detected air density value; and
adjusting, using the modified relationship between an engine speed and an outputted engine power of the internal combustion engine, at least one of the engine speed and the outputted engine power to attain a target exhaust gas temperature along at least a portion of an after-treatment system of the engine system.

US Pat. No. 10,480,440

PARTICULATE MATTER SENSOR HEAT COVER

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A heat cover and particulate matter sensor assembly, comprising:the particulate matter sensor including a housing with a probe extending therefrom and an electrical interface; and
the heat cover formed as a sleeve structure and including an open end receiving the housing of the particulate matter sensor within the sleeve structure, wherein the heat cover includes an aluminum foil external layer and an internal layer made from a composition including SiO2 of between 52-60%, CaO of between 16-25%, and Al2O2 of between 12-16%, wherein the sleeve structure includes a first layer and a second layer that are sewn together along the side edges thereof and the sleeve structure includes a connecting strap extending between the first and second layers.

US Pat. No. 10,480,439

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MITIGATING WET-FOULING OF SPARK PLUGS

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A method comprising:in response to flooding a combustion chamber of a spark ignition engine with fuel during an engine start attempt, shutting off fuel delivery to the combustion chamber and directing compressed air from an electrically driven compressor through the combustion chamber under predetermined conditions prior to a subsequent engine start attempt.

US Pat. No. 10,480,438

FUEL INJECTION CONTROL DEVICE FOR DIRECT INJECTION ENGINE

MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION, ...

1. A fuel injection control device for a direct injection engine, the control device comprising:an engine body including a combustion chamber defined by a cylinder head ceiling portion, a cylinder provided for a cylinder block, and a piston reciprocating inside the cylinder; and
a fuel injection control unit which includes a fuel injection valve, provided inside the combustion chamber to inject a liquid fuel, and which is configured to inject the fuel into the combustion chamber at a predetermined timing, wherein
the fuel injection control unit is configured to
inject the fuel in a predetermined injection mode into the combustion chamber such that while the engine body is in a warm state where the temperature of the engine body has reached or exceeded a predetermined temperature, an air-fuel mixture layer and a heat-insulating gas layer, surrounding the air-fuel mixture layer, are formed in the combustion chamber at a point in time when an air-fuel mixture ignites,
change the injection mode of the fuel into the combustion chamber such that while the engine body is in a cold state where the temperature of the engine body is less than the predetermined temperature, the lower the temperature of the engine body is, the thinner the heat-insulating gas layer becomes,
the fuel injection control unit performs discrete injections including a plurality of fuel injections, and
sets an interval between two successive injections of the discrete injections to be shorter while the engine body is cold than while the engine body is warm.

US Pat. No. 10,480,437

EXHAUST PURIFICATION SYSTEM

ISUZU MOTORS LIMITED, To...

1. An exhaust purification system comprising:a NOx-occlusion-reduction-type catalyst that is provided in an exhaust passage of an internal combustion engine and occludes NOx in exhaust when the exhaust is in a lean state and reduces and purifies the occluded NOx when the exhaust is in a rich state;
an electronic control unit (ECU) for reducing and purifying NOx occluded in the NOx-occlusion-reduction-type catalyst by putting the exhaust into the rich state by repetitively performing fuel injection control of at least one of post injection and exhaust pipe injection at a predetermined interval; and
a processor which prohibits execution of NOx purge in a case where a fuel injection amount resulting from an accelerator operation is equal to or smaller than a lower limit threshold value,
wherein the processor does not prohibit the execution of the NOx purge during the execution of the NOx purge,
wherein the ECU is configured to determine a plurality of start conditions for starting NOx purge including:
a second start condition, that an estimated NOx occlusion amount value of the NOx-occlusion-reduction-type catalyst increases to a value equal to or greater than a predetermined occlusion amount threshold value,
a third start condition, that a NOx conversion efficiency of the NOx-occlusion-reduction-type catalyst is lowered to a value equal to or smaller than a predetermined conversion efficiency threshold value,
a seventh start condition, that a low-temperature state where the NOx-occlusion-reduction-type catalyst is at a temperature lower than a predetermined catalyst temperature threshold value continues during a predetermined time period, and
an identification flag is set for identifying based on which of the start conditions that the NOx purge is executed,
wherein the ECU is configured to determine a fourth prohibition condition where an in cylinder fuel injection amount is smaller than a predetermined lower limit injection amount threshold value, and
the ECU is further configured to identify the type of the NOx purge on the basis of the identification flag, and to not apply the fourth prohibition condition during the execution of the NOx purge in the cases of the second start condition, the third start condition, and the seventh start condition.

US Pat. No. 10,480,433

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CALCULATING INTERNAL EXHAUST GAS RECIRCULATION (EGR) AMOUNT OF ENGINE INCLUDING CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE VALVE DURATION APPARATUS

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A method for calculating an internal exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) amount of an engine including a continuously variable valve duration apparatus (CVVD), comprising:calculating an internal EGR amount, by an internal EGR amount calculator, based on valve duration changed by operation of the continuously variable valve duration apparatus during valve overlap of an intake valve or an exhaust valve,
wherein the internal EGR amount is a sum of a residual gas amount in a cylinder of the engine and a backflow gas amount of gas flowing back into the cylinder during valve overlap, and
wherein the backflow gas amount is a value obtained by correcting a basic backflow gas amount determined based on an exhaust pressure, an intake pressure, an exhaust gas temperature, and valve overlap duration in a valve overlap period based on the valve duration changed by the operation of the continuously variable valve duration apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,480,431

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ONBOARD CANISTER PURGE VALVE FLOW MAPPING

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A system for a hybrid vehicle, comprising:a fuel vapor storage canister positioned in an evaporative emissions system of the hybrid vehicle, the fuel vapor storage canister selectively fluidically coupled to a fuel system via a fuel tank isolation valve and selectively fluidically coupled to an intake of an engine via a canister purge valve;
a throttle positioned in the intake of the engine;
a plurality of intake valves configured to regulate air flow to the engine;
a mass air flow sensor positioned in the intake of the engine; and
a controller with computer readable instructions stored on non-transitory memory that when executed, cause the controller to:
with the engine not combusting air and fuel, in a first condition, operate the evaporative emissions system in a first mode to direct a first test flow that is negative with respect to atmospheric pressure to the intake and indicate evaporative emissions system degradation in response to the first test flow being outside of a first predetermined threshold of a first baseline flow obtained via operating the evaporative emissions system in the first mode, where the first test flow and first baseline flow are indicated via the mass air flow sensor; and
in a second condition, operate the evaporative emissions system in a second mode to direct a second test flow that is positive with respect to atmospheric pressure to the intake and indicate evaporative emissions system degradation in response to the second test flow being outside of a second predetermined threshold of a second baseline flow obtained via operating the evaporative emissions system in the second mode, where the second test flow and the second baseline flow are monitored via the mass air flow sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,480,427

CHOKE VALVE STRUCTURE

MARUYAMA MFG. CO., INC., ...

1. A choke valve structure for opening and closing an opening on an inlet side of an air inlet passage communicating with a carburetor provided in an engine, the choke valve structure comprising:an air cleaner body connected to the carburetor, the air cleaner body having an end wall and a suction pipe portion provided on the end wall and included in at least a portion of the air inlet passage, the suction pipe portion having an axial line;
a choke valve having a valve body to adhere to a sealing surface formed around the opening, the valve body being configured to move in a closing direction in which the opening is closed and an opening direction in which the opening is opened, the valve body having an edge part which rotationally moves in the closing direction and the opening direction;
a movement mechanism configured to move the choke valve along a direction parallel to the sealing surface such that the valve body moves in the closing direction and the opening direction;
a blowing back prevention plate provided integrally with the air cleaned body, the blowing back prevention plate having a disc shape and being disposed on the axial line to face the opening; and
a protrusion provided on the edge part of the valve body of the choke valve, the protrusion protruding in a direction of the axial line from the valve body and configured to come into sliding contact with the blowing back prevention plate when the movement mechanism operates and the valve body moves in the closing direction,
wherein the valve body is pressed against the sealing surface to adhere to the sealing surface when the protrusion comes into contact with the blowing back prevention plate, and
wherein a diameter of the blowing back prevention plate is equal to an inner diameter of the suction pipe portion, and wherein the protrusion is configured to make sliding contact with the blowing back prevention plate along substantially an entire length of the diameter of the blowing back prevention plate.

US Pat. No. 10,480,422

CONTROL DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD FOR A FUEL GAS SUPPLY SYSTEM

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A control device configured to control a fuel gas supply system which includes a compressor which compresses fuel gas and supplies the compressed fuel gas to a load apparatus, inflow amount regulating means for regulating an amount of the fuel gas which flows into the compressor, and an anti-surge valve for returning the fuel gas discharged from the compressor to an inlet side of the compressor,wherein the control device comprises:
a main pressure control unit configured to control the inflow amount regulating means and the anti-surge valve on the basis of a feedforward control value which is generated on the basis of a load of the load apparatus and a predetermined conversion process, and a feedback control value which is generated on the basis of a deviation between a set value of a discharge pressure of the compressor and a measured value of the discharge pressure of the compressor; and
an emergency pressure control unit configured to calculate a bias-added control value by adding a predefined bias value to an anti-surge valve control value which is calculated on the basis of at least one of the feedforward control value and the feedback control value and controls the anti-surge valve, and switches the anti-surge valve control value to the bias-added control value on the basis of occurrence of load variation of a predetermined value or more to control the anti-surge valve;
wherein the emergency pressure control unit is configured to set the bias-added control value to the predefined bias value when the feedforward control value is a value of a closed state of the anti-surge valve, and provide control such that the bias-added control value becomes smaller as the feedforward control value becomes larger when the feedforward control value is a value of an open state of the anti-surge valve.

US Pat. No. 10,480,413

INERTIAL PARTICLE SEPARATOR FLOW AND PARTICLE BOUNCE CONTROL

Rolls-Royce North America...

1. An intertial particle separator comprising:an intake air duct having a first end and a second end downstream the first end, the intake air duct configured to pass a flow of intake air from the first end to the second end;
a scavenge duct proximate the second end of the intake air duct, wherein the intake air duct and the scavenge duct share an interior common wall;
a clean air duct proximate the second end of the intake air duct;
a splitter configured to split the flow of intake air into a flow of scavenge air to pass through the scavenge duct and a flow of clean air to pass through the clean air duct; and
a plurality of valleys on the intake air duct, the plurality of valleys having a plurality of troughs and peaks along the interior common wall, wherein each trough of the plurality of valleys extends along a direction of the flow of intake air;
wherein each of the plurality of valleys only increases in height in the direction of flow from a first end of the respective valley to a second end of the respective valley.

US Pat. No. 10,480,410

COMPRESSED AIR ENERGY STORAGE AND POWER GENERATION METHOD AND COMPRESSED AIR ENERGY STORAGE AND POWER GENERATION DEVICE

Kobe Steel, Ltd., Hyogo ...

1. A compressed air energy storage and power generation method, comprising:driving an electric motor by fluctuating input power;
compressing air by a compressor mechanically connected to the electric motor;
storing the compressed air, which is supplied from the compressor, in an accumulator tank;
driving an expander by the compressed air supplied from the accumulator tank;
generating power by a generator mechanically connected to the expander;
defining, as a reference storage value, a storage value indicating that a storage amount of the air in the accumulator tank is in a predetermined intermediate state;
when a storage value indicating a current storage amount in the accumulator tank is at the reference storage value, controlling at least one of the electric motor and the generator to rotate at a rated rotation speed;
when the storage value indicating the current storage amount in the accumulator tank is larger than the reference storage value, controlling the generator to rotate at less than the rated rotation speed so as to maintain a rated output, and
when the storage value indicating the current storage amount in the accumulator tank is smaller than the reference storage value, controlling the generator to rotate at more than the rated rotation speed and equal to or less than a maximum permissible rotation speed so as to maintain the rated output.

US Pat. No. 10,480,408

ENERGY WEAPON SYSTEM HAVING A GAS TURBINE GENERATOR WITH IDLE ASSIST

Rolls-Royce North America...

1. A weapon system platform comprisinga high-energy beam unit configured to discharge high-energy beams,
a gas turbine engine configured to provide power for the high-energy beam unit, the gas turbine engine including a compressor, a combustor, and a turbine, the combustor adapted to combine air received from the compressor with fuel and to burn the fuel to supply high pressure gasses toward the turbine to rotate an output shaft of the gas turbine engine, the gas turbine engine adapted to operate between an idling output level and a main power generation output level higher than the idling output level,
a generator coupled to the output shaft of the gas turbine engine and adapted to generate electricity when driven by the gas turbine engine,
an energy storage unit coupled to the generator and configured to store the electricity generated by the generator,
a load applicator coupled to the gas turbine engine and configured to apply at least one of an electrical load on the energy storage unit and a mechanical load on the gas turbine engine, and
a system controller configured to selectively operate the load applicator to increase an output level of the gas turbine engine above the idling output level and below the main power generation output level to cause an increase in an exhaust temperature of the gas turbine engine when the exhaust temperature is below a threshold level.

US Pat. No. 10,480,402

ACTUATOR OF LINK MECHANISM FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEM...

1. An actuator of a link mechanism for an internal combustion engine, comprising:a control shaft configured to rotate to change a posture of the link mechanism of the internal combustion engine;
a speed reducer configured to reduce a rotation rate of an electric motor and transmit the reduced rotation rate to the control shaft;
an oil passage formed inside the control shaft; and
an open portion which opens to face the speed reducer at one end side located on a side of the speed reducer, and which is in communication with the oil passage at another end side of the open portion,
wherein an inner diameter of the one end side of the open portion is larger than an inner diameter of one end side of the oil passage,
wherein the control shaft includes a flange on one end side, which is connected to the speed reducer, and
wherein a length of the open portion from the one end side of the open portion to the another end side of the open portion in a rotation axis direction of the control shaft is greater than a thickness of the flange.

US Pat. No. 10,480,399

STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR JOINING NOZZLE VANE AND LEVER, AND VARIABLE GEOMETRY TURBOCHARGER

1. A joint structure of a nozzle vane and a lever, comprising:a nozzle vane to be disposed in an exhaust passage for guiding exhaust gas to a turbine wheel of a variable geometry turbocharger, the nozzle vane including a shaft portion; and
a lever including a fitting surface to be fitted with a peripheral surface on one end side of the shaft portion, for transmitting torque to the shaft portion to adjust a vane angle of the nozzle vane,
wherein the lever and the one end side of the shaft portion are joined to each other by welding, and
wherein weld metal at a welded part between the lever and the one end side of the shaft portion is formed so that a center position of the weld metal is disposed inside a position of the fitting surface with respect to a radial direction of the shaft portion, and
wherein the lever includes
a first contact surface formed to extend inward in the radial direction of the shaft portion from a first end of the fitting surface with respect to the axial direction of the shaft portion, and to contact the shaft portion from the axial direction of the shaft portion, and
a second contact surface formed to extend outward in the radial direction of the shaft portion from a second end of the fitting surface with respect to the axial direction of the shaft portion, and to contact the shaft portion from the axial direction of the shaft portion.

US Pat. No. 10,480,385

APPARATUS FOR MEASURING COMBUSTIBLE-GAS CONCENTRATION, SYSTEM FOR MEASURING COMBUSTIBLE-GAS CONCENTRATION, SYSTEM FOR TREATING EXHAUST GAS, METHOD FOR MEASURING COMBUSTIBLE-GAS CONCENTRATION, AND METHOD FOR DERIVING CONSTANT

NGK INSULATORS, LTD., Na...

9. A method for measuring combustible-gas concentration serving as a carbon-equivalent concentration of a combustible gas in a target gas with a sensor element including a mixed potential cell that includes a solid electrolyte body, a detection electrode arranged on the solid electrolyte body, and a reference electrode arranged on the solid electrolyte body, the method comprising:an electromotive force acquisition step of acquiring information about an electromotive force of the mixed potential cell while the detection electrode is exposed to the target gas;
an oxygen concentration acquisition step of acquiring information about oxygen concentration in the target gas; and
a combustible gas concentration derivation step of determining the combustible-gas concentration in the target gas based on the acquired information about the electromotive force, the acquired information about the oxygen concentration, and a relationship represented by formula (1):
EMF=? loga(pTHC)?? logb(pO2)+B  (1)(whereEMF: the electromotive force of the mixed potential cell,
?, ?, B: constants,
a and b: any base (provided that a?1, a>0, b?1, and b>0),
pTHC: the combustible-gas concentration in the target gas, and
pO2: the oxygen concentration in the target gas).

US Pat. No. 10,480,384

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SCR FEEDGAS DIAGNOSTICS

Cummins Emission Solution...

1. An exhaust aftertreatment system comprising:an oxidation catalyst positioned upstream of a selective catalytic reduction catalyst;
a doser fluidly coupled to the oxidation catalyst;
a first sensor for measuring a first temperature of exhaust at a first location upstream of the oxidation catalyst; and
a controller programmed to:
determine a space velocity value of the exhaust in the oxidation catalyst;
determine an estimated exotherm value of the oxidation catalyst based upon the first temperature and the space velocity value;
instruct the doser to insert hydrocarbon in the oxidation catalyst;
determine an in-use exotherm value of the oxidation catalyst upon insertion of the hydrocarbon into the oxidation catalyst; and
determine a fault condition of the oxidation catalyst based on a comparison of the estimated exotherm value to the in-use exotherm value.

US Pat. No. 10,480,381

VEHICLE AND CONTROL METHOD FOR VEHICLE

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

1. A vehicle comprising:an internal combustion engine;
a filter configured to collect particulate matter contained in exhaust gas of the internal combustion engine;
a heater configured to be able to heat up a vehicle cabin by using exhaust heat of the internal combustion engine; and
an electronic control unit configured to execute regeneration cut control and heating control, the regeneration cut control being a control for regenerating the filter by stopping a fuel supply to the internal combustion engine and supplying oxygen to the filter in a state where an output shaft of the internal combustion engine rotates, and the heating control being a control for bringing the internal combustion engine into a combustion state and heating by the heater using exhaust heat of the internal combustion engine, the electronic control unit being configured to execute the heating control when the heating control is requested and not to execute the heating control but to execute the regeneration cut control when the heating control is requested and the regeneration cut control is requested.

US Pat. No. 10,480,377

SYSTEM AND METHOD TO IMPROVE AFTERTREATMENT IN AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

Cummins Inc., Columbus, ...

1. An engine system comprising:an internal combustion engine having a plurality of combustion cylinders in fluid communication with an intake manifold structured to supply the cylinders with charge gas, each cylinder including a fuel injector capable of selectively supplying each cylinder with a fuel;
two or more exhaust manifolds, each in fluid communication with respective first and second portions of the cylinders and structured to enable exhaust gas generated in the cylinders to exit the engine;
a first aftertreatment unit downstream of the two or more exhaust manifolds;
an exhaust line connecting the exhaust manifolds to the first aftertreatment unit;
a recirculation line connecting the exhaust manifolds to the intake manifold;
a first exhaust flow valve disposed in the exhaust line between a first one of the exhaust manifolds and the first aftertreatment unit, the first exhaust flow valve structured to selectively direct the exhaust gas from the first exhaust manifold either through the first aftertreatment unit or away from the first aftertreatment unit into the recirculation line;
a second exhaust flow valve disposed between a second one of the exhaust manifolds and the first aftertreatment unit, the second exhaust flow valve structured to selectively direct the exhaust gas from the second exhaust manifold either through the first aftertreatment unit or away from the first aftertreatment unit into the recirculation line; and
a controller, in response to a regeneration mode of operation for the first aftertreatment unit, configured to fuel only one of the first portion or the second portion of the plurality of cylinders and position the first and second exhaust flow valves so the exhaust gas from combustion of fuel in the one of the first portion or the second portion of the plurality of cylinders is directed to the first aftertreatment unit and non-fueled charge gas from the other of the first portion and the second portion of the plurality of cylinders is directed away from the first aftertreatment unit through the recirculation line to the intake manifold.

US Pat. No. 10,480,374

DOSING MODULE

J.C. BAMFORD EXCAVATORS L...

1. A method of operating a dosing module for an emissions abatement system, the dosing module including an armature, a coil for moving the armature and a valve body having an outlet, wherein in normal operation the armature is moveable between a first position, in which the outlet is closed by the armature, and a second position, in which the armature is spaced apart from the outlet, and wherein, in use, application of electricity to the coil at a first level of energy causes the armature to move from the first position to the second position, the method comprising:(a) determining that the dosing module is in a blocked condition;
(b) increasing the temperature of the dosing module by applying electricity at a second level of energy that is greater than the first level of energy to the coil; and
(c) heating the dosing module until the dosing module is in an unblocked condition, in which liquid can flow through the dosing module, the method further comprising at least one or more of:
(d) operating the dosing module to pass liquid through the dosing module, and/or wherein the step of determining that the dosing module is in a blocked condition includes determining that flow of a liquid through the dosing module is prevented and/or wherein the step of determining that the dosing module is in a blocked condition includes:
(i) determining a first pressure of a liquid to be supplied by the dosing module prior to actuation of the dosing module;
(ii) determining a second pressure of a liquid to be supplied by the dosing module during actuation of the dosing module; and
(iii) comparing the first pressure and the second pressure, for example wherein, in step (iii) the second pressure is greater than the first pressure.

US Pat. No. 10,480,370

DUAL POWER SUPPLY FOR ECAT AND CONTROL

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A method for controlling electric power to an electrically-heated catalyst system of a vehicle, comprising:receiving a power request value related to operation of the electrically-heated catalyst system;
determining whether to use a high power voltage net or a low power voltage net based upon the received power request value; and
controlling the electrically-heated catalyst system using the determined high power voltage net or the low power voltage net;
wherein when the high power voltage net is used, then a first PWM value is set to zero and a second PWM value for controlling the electrically-heated catalyst system is set to a value that is based upon the requested power value, a resistance value, and a voltage value of the high power voltage net:
wherein when the low power voltage net is used, then the second PWM value is set to zero and the first PWM value for is set to a value that is based upon the requested power value, the resistance value, and a voltage value of the low power voltage net.

US Pat. No. 10,480,366

THROTTLED PCV SYSTEM FOR AN ENGINE

FCA US LLC, Auburn Hills...

1. A positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) system for an internal combustion engine, the PCV system comprising:a forced air induction system configured to supply air to the engine;
a PCV line configured to fluidly couple between a crankcase of the engine and a clean side air duct of the forced air induction system;
a make-up air (MUA) line configured to fluidly couple between the crankcase and the clean side air duct, wherein the MUA line does not include a flow control valve thereon; and
an inlet valve disposed in the forced air induction system, the inlet valve configured to be controlled to selectively move between an open position and a closed position to vary an air restriction in the forced air induction system and generate a vacuum, wherein the generated vacuum is configured to draw blow-by gases from the crankcase through the PCV line and into the air induction system when the engine is under either naturally aspirated or boosted conditions, thereby facilitating preventing a reverse flow of blow-by gases into the MUA line and eliminating a need for an oil separator in the MUA line.

US Pat. No. 10,480,365

FLUID METHOD AND SYSTEM

Castrol Limited, Reading...

1. A method for controlling fluid distribution in a fluid circulation system associated with an engine, the fluid circulation system being coupled to a replaceable fluid container comprising:a fluid supply port configured to couple to a fluid supply line of the fluid circulation system,
a fluid return port configured to couple to a fluid return line of the fluid circulation system, and
a breather port configured to couple to a breather output of the fluid circulation system;
the method comprising:
causing the fluid to flow into the replaceable fluid container from the fluid circulation system whilst inhibiting outflow of the fluid from the replaceable fluid container into the fluid circulation system, so as to collect the fluid in the replaceable fluid container, and causing a gas to flow from the replaceable fluid container through the breather port whilst inhibiting outflow of the fluid from the replaceable fluid container into the fluid circulation system.

US Pat. No. 10,480,362

INDUCTIVE COUPLING TO ROCKER ARM ASSEMBLIES

Eaton Intelligent Power L...

1. A valvetrain for an internal combustion engine of a type that has a combustion chamber, a moveable valve having a seat formed in the combustion chamber, and a camshaft, the valvetrain comprising:a rocker arm assembly comprising a rocker arm and a cam follower configured to engage a cam mounted on a camshaft as the camshaft rotates; and
a first coil that is mounted to the rocker arm; and
a second coil mounted to a component distinct from the rocker arm;
wherein the first and second coils form a system of magnetically coupled inductors at least while the cam is on base circle, whereby an alternating current in the second coil induces a voltage in the first coil.

US Pat. No. 10,480,360

CAM PHASER

ECO Holding 1 GmbH, Mark...

1. A cam phaser, comprising:a stator that is driven by a crank shaft of an internal combustion engine; and
a rotor that is connectable torque proof with a cam shaft of the internal combustion engine and that includes plural blades that protrude radially outward from a rotor hub,
wherein operating chambers arranged between the stator and the rotor are divided into pressure cavities by the blades,
wherein the stator and the rotor are configured as sintered components,
wherein displacement recesses are provided on axially configured faces of the stator or the rotor wherein material is configured to flow into the displacement recesses during a deforming finishing of the axially configured faces.

US Pat. No. 10,480,356

CAMSHAFT DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING CAMSHAFT DEVICE

KOREA AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLO...

1. A camshaft device comprising:a main shaft elongated in a lengthwise direction thereof;
at least one cam lobe assembled to the main shaft and eccentrically formed with respect to a rotation axis of the main shaft;
at least one journal bearing assembled to the main shaft and provided to rotatably support the main shaft; and
at least one guide shaft assembled to the main shaft and installed between the cam lobe and another neighboring cam lobe so as to align assembled positions of the cam lobe and the journal bearing,wherein the main shaft comprises:a hollow hole formed on an inner portion thereof so as to have a reduced weight; and
a polygonal surface formed on an outer portion thereof corresponding to a direction of an eccentric axis of the cam lobe,wherein the guide shaft comprises:a first polygonal hole formed on an inner portion thereof corresponding to the polygonal surface of the main shaft,
a guide surface formed on an outer portion thereof,
a plurality of blade parts constituting the first polygonal hole; and
a bridge part configured to connect the blade part and another neighboring blade part.

US Pat. No. 10,480,353

CRYOGENIC POWER EXTRACTION

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RES...

1. A system for cryogenic power extraction, comprising:a first heat exchanger configured to heat a cryogenic working fluid using exhaust heat from a heat source, wherein the cryogenic working fluid is liquid nitrogen (LN2);
a second heat exchanger configured to heat the cryogenic working fluid using coolant heated by residual heat of the heat source after operation of the heat source has been stopped, the coolant circulated through the second heat exchanger and the heat source by a pump; and
a turbine configured to generate power from the heated cryogenic working fluid, wherein the pump continues to circulate of the coolant after the operation of the heat source has been stopped using power generated by the turbine from the residual heat of the heat source.

US Pat. No. 10,480,348

LUBRICATION SCAVENGE SYSTEM FOR A TURBINE ENGINE WITH COUNTER-ROTATING SHAFTS

ROLLS-ROYCE CORPORATION, ...

1. A gas turbine comprising:a high pressure shaft having a terminal portion;
a low pressure shaft, having an exposed portion extending axially beyond the terminal portion, the low pressure shaft concentric with the high pressure shaft;
an interface region proximate the terminal and exposed portions,
a sump housing radially surrounding the high pressure shaft and the low pressure shaft proximate the interface region, the sump housing comprising:
a radially inner surface;
a first pedestal mount for the terminal portion of the high pressure shaft and a second pedestal mount for the exposed portion of the low pressure shaft, each pedestal mount comprising an annular mount ring and plurality of stand-off pedestals, each pedestal mount extending radially inward from the radially inner surface of the sump housing,
an orifice located in the interface region and axially between first pedestal mount and second pedestal mount,
a first axial channel formed through first pedestal mount and a second axial channel formed through the second pedestal mount, wherein both the first axial channel and the second axial channel lead to the orifice, and a pair of turning passages formed in the sump housing that extend circumferentially around the sump and turn axially towards the orifice, wherein the turning passages are formed in part by at least a portion of the first axial channel and the second axial channel respectively, wherein the radial distance from the axis increases in each of the pair of turning passages as a function of axial proximity to the orifice.

US Pat. No. 10,480,346

HYDRAULIC CONTROL DEVICE FOR AN EMERGENCY STOP VALVE OF A STEAM TURBINE AND STEAM TURBINE ARRANGEMENT

Voith Patent GmbH, Heide...

1. A hydraulic control device for an emergency stop valve of a steam turbine, comprising:a module for reducing a hydraulic pressure by rapid opening of an outflow valve and/or changing a load on an actuator for actuating the emergency stop valve;
a control valve arrangement with at least three safety valves provided in an operating medium supply and/or conducting system, said at least three safety valves being hydraulically interconnected to open the outflow valve or change a load on the actuator only when a safety circuit by way of at least two safety valves of said control valve arrangement have assumed an emergency stop position;
at least three precontrol valves, with a respective said precontrol valve hydraulically connected upstream, in a flow direction from a pressure source towards a pressure sink, of each said safety valve and independent from remaining said safety valves, wherein the respective said safety valve that is connected downstream of a respective said precontrol valve can be hydraulically decoupled from the respective said precontrol valve during operation, and wherein said three precontrol valves are connected in parallel.

US Pat. No. 10,480,345

WEAR INDICATION SENSOR DESIGNS AND METHODS OF INTEGRATION

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

1. In combination a wear indication sensor and a component of a gas turbine engine, wherein the wear indication sensor is secured to a first surface of the component of the gas turbine engine, the wear indication sensor comprising:a first terminal;
a second terminal electrically connected to the first terminal;
two or more of resistors electrically connecting the first terminal to the second terminal, each of the two or more resistors including a first end electrically connected to the first terminal and a second end electrically connected to the second terminal, wherein each of the two or more resistors has a known resistance; and
a first electrode electrically connecting the first terminal to the first end of each of the two or more resistors;
wherein the first end of each of the two or more resistors is electrically connected to the first electrode through primary conductive lines,
wherein the component includes a second surface radially outward from a blade of the gas turbine engine and about concentric to a blade path of the blade, and
wherein the first surface is at a non-perpendicular angle with respect to the second surface.

US Pat. No. 10,480,343

RE-CIRCULATING HEAT PUMP TURBINE

10. A method for powering a DC generator, said method comprising:a. operatively coupling said DC generator to an air turbine;
b. operatively coupling an input of said air turbine to an output of a supercharger or compressor;
c. driving said air turbine by a compressed fluid discharge from the supercharger or compressor; and
d. driving said supercharger or compressor by a combination of
i. a drive motor operatively coupled to said supercharger or compressor; and
ii. compressed air discharged from said air turbine and in fluid communication with an air intake of the supercharger or compressor;wherein said DC generator comprises an axial flux generator, said generator providing electrical power to heaters that are in direct physical contact and thermal communication with a rotating valve assembly of said air turbine;wherein said heaters heat the fluid contents of descending chambers formed by said rotating valve assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,480,337

TURBINE SHROUD ASSEMBLY WITH MULTI-PIECE SEALS

Rolls-Royce North America...

1. A turbine shroud assembly adapted for use in a gas turbine engine, the assembly comprisinga carrier comprising metallic materials,
a blade track segment comprising ceramic matrix composite materials, the blade track segment formed to include a runner shaped to extend partway around a central axis and an attachment portion that extends radially outward from the runner that mounts to the carrier to couple the blade track segment to the carrier, and
a multi-piece seal including components received in a first radially-inwardly opening channel formed in the carrier, the multi-piece seal engages the runner of the blade track segment to resist the flow of gasses through an interface between the carrier and the runner of the blade track segment,
wherein the multi-piece seal includes a forward wire arranged along a forward side of the first radially-inwardly opening channel, an aft wire arranged along an aft side of the first radially-inwardly opening channel, and a rope seal arranged in the first radially-inwardly opening channel between the forward wire seal and the aft wire seal, and wherein the rope seal is sized to engage the forward wire seal and the aft wire seal such that the forward wire seal and the aft wire seal are pushed away from one another and radially inward into engagement with the carrier and the runner of the blade track segment,
wherein the first radially-inwardly opening channel is arranged along a forward side of the blade track segment axially forward of the attachment portion of the blade track segment, and
wherein the carrier is formed to include a second radially-inwardly opening channel that opens to face the runner of the blade track segment, wherein the multi-piece seal includes (i) a second forward wire arranged along a forward side of the second radially-inwardly opening channel, (ii) a second aft wire arranged along an aft side of the second radially-inwardly opening channel, and (iii) a second rope seal arranged in the second radially-inwardly opening channel between the second forward wire seal and the second aft wire seal, and wherein the second rope seal sized to engage the second forward wire seal and the second aft wire seal such that the second forward wire seal and the second aft wire seal are pushed away from one another and radially inward into engagement with the carrier along a side of the second radially-inwardly opening channel and the runner of the blade track segment.

US Pat. No. 10,480,332

ROTORS AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME

General Electric Company,...

1. A method of making a rotor for a turbomachine, the method comprising:forming a first rotor wheel comprising an oxide dispersion strengthened alloy material, the first rotor wheel defining a radius length along a radial direction;
applying a cladding on a downstream face of the first rotor wheel by solid state joining a layer of a second material distinct from the oxide dispersion strengthened alloy material to the downstream face of the first rotor wheel, the cladding defining a width extending along the radial direction, the width of the cladding is less than the radius length of the first rotor wheel; and
joining the first rotor wheel to a second rotor wheel by welding the cladding to a portion of an upstream face of the second rotor wheel without welding the first rotor wheel;
wherein the method does not alter the grain structure of the oxide dispersion strengthened alloy material.

US Pat. No. 10,480,327

COMPONENTS HAVING CHANNELS FOR IMPINGEMENT COOLING

General Electric Company,...

1. A component configured for impingement cooling, said component comprising:an inner wall defining a plurality of apertures, each aperture of said plurality of apertures configured to emit a cooling fluid therethrough;
an outer wall spaced from said inner wall and extending from a root end to a tip end of said component, wherein said outer wall and said inner wall extend along a longitudinal axis extending from said root end to said tip end of said component, and wherein said inner wall further defines a first surface and said outer wall defines a second surface opposite the first surface; and
a plurality of angled walls extending between said first surface and said second surface, said plurality of angled walls defining a plurality of angled channels in fluid communication with said plurality of apertures, wherein each angled wall of said plurality of angled walls extends at an acute angle relative to the longitudinal axis.

US Pat. No. 10,480,326

VANE FOR VARIABLE AREA TURBINE

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

1. A vane stage for a variable area turbine, comprising:a plurality of vane platforms comprising a first vane platform and a second vane platform, one of the plurality of vane platforms being a radial inner vane platform and another of the plurality of vane platforms being a radial outer vane platform, and a space therebetween defining an air flowpath;
a primary vane body secured at opposing radial ends to the first vane platform and the second vane platform, the primary vane body having a primary leading edge, a primary trailing edge, a primary pressure side and a primary suction side,
a secondary vane body movably secured at the first vane platform, the secondary vane body having secondary leading edge, a secondary trailing edge, a secondary pressure side and a secondary suction side, and
the secondary vane body being movable between a stowed position, wherein the secondary vane body is outside of the air flow path and a first radial end surface of the secondary vane body is flush with the first vane platform, and a deployed position, wherein the secondary vane body is extended between the plurality of vane platforms to form a vane trailing edge extension, and
the secondary vane body includes a plurality of radially spaced tabs that support the secondary pressure side and secondary suction side of the secondary body, the plurality of tabs defining the leading edge of the secondary vane body and the tabs forming a first boss for positioning the secondary vane body at the trailing edge of the primary vane body.

US Pat. No. 10,480,324

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

SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,480,323

GAS TURBINE ENGINE TURBINE BLADE AIRFOIL PROFILE

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

1. A turbine blade for a gas turbine engine comprising:an airfoil including leading and trailing edges joined by spaced apart pressure and suction sides to provide an exterior airfoil surface extending from a platform in a radial direction to a tip; and
wherein the external airfoil surface is formed in substantial conformance with multiple cross-sectional profiles of the airfoil described by a set of Cartesian coordinates set forth in Table 1, the Cartesian coordinates provided by an axial coordinate scaled by a local axial chord, a circumferential coordinate scaled by a local axial chord, and a span location, wherein the local axial chord corresponds to a width of the airfoil between the leading and trailing edges at the span location.

US Pat. No. 10,480,321

ATTACHMENT OF PILOTING FEATURE

Rolls-Royce Corporation, ...

1. A gas turbine engine comprisinga first component formed to include a first anchor-receiving space therein, the first anchor-receiving space being arranged to extend along an installation axis through a portion of the first component,
a second component coupled to the first component to move therewith, the second component being formed to include a second anchor-receiving space therein, and the second anchor-receiving space is arranged to extend along the installation axis through the second component and be aligned with the first anchor-receiving space, and
an anchor arranged to interconnect and couple the first component to the second component in continuous compressive engagement with each other, the anchor including a bushing located in the second anchor-receiving space and arranged to extend out of the second anchor-receiving space toward the first component to engage the first component, a washer positioned to engage the bushing along the installation axis to locate the second anchor-receiving space between the washer and the first component, a fastener arranged to extend through a fastener-receiving aperture formed in the washer, through a fastener-receiving space formed in the bushing, and through the first anchor-receiving space, and a fastener retainer coupled to the fastener to block movement of the fastener relative to the first and second components while locating the second component and the bushing between the fastener retainer and the washer, wherein the washer is in continuous engagement with the second component,
wherein the anchor is configured to minimize stress formed in the fastener during operation of the gas turbine engine as a result of the first component having a different thermal or mechanical expansion rate than the second component.

US Pat. No. 10,480,319

AUTOMATED DEVICE FOR DRILLING A HOLE IN THE VAULT AND WALLS OF A TUNNEL AND FOR INSTALLING AN ANCHORING ELEMENT INTO SAID HOLE

BOUYGUES TRAVAUX PUBLICS,...

1. An automated device for drilling a hole in the vault and walls of a tunnel and installing an anchoring element into said hole, comprising:a robot comprising a base, a robotic arm extending from the base and a multifunctional head arranged at the end of the arm and movable over 360 degrees, said multifunctional head comprising a drill, a percussor operable for inserting an anchoring element in the hole, and a vision system,
an elevating platform bearing a device for guiding in translation the base of the robot,
a control unit suitable for communicating with a controller of the robot and with a theodolite present in the tunnel, the control unit comprising a man-machine interface and a processor configured to determine in real time the position of the robot in a three-dimensional reference frame of the tunnel based on localization information of the platform provided by the theodolite,
wherein the platform is provided with at least three prisms arranged so as to be able to be detected by the theodolite.

US Pat. No. 10,480,318

CUTTER HOUSING WITH INLINE MOUNTING

The Robbins Company, Sol...

11. A cutter ring assembly for mounting to a first housing mount and a second housing mount on a tunnel boring machine, each housing mount having a plate portion, an abutment flange, and a plurality of spaced-apart seats, the cutter ring assembly comprising;at least two spaced-apart bridging supports;
a shaft supported by the at least two bridging supports; and
at least one cutter ring mounted for rotation on the shaft;
wherein the at least two bridging supports each comprise a shaft-mounting portion, a first end portion extending from the shaft-mounting portion and configured to abut a first housing mount abutment flange and a second end portion extending from the shaft-mounting portion and configured to abut the second housing mount abutment flange, wherein the first and second end portions each define a first wedge face;
a first wedge member attachable to the first housing mount between the abutment flange and the plurality of spaced-apart seats, the first wedge member defining a second wedge face that slidably engages the first wedge faces of the first end portions of each of the at least two bridging supports; and
a second wedge member attachable to the second housing mount between the abutment flange and the plurality of spaced-apart seats, the second wedge member defining a second wedge face that slidably engages the first wedge faces of the second end portions of each of the at least two bridging supports.

US Pat. No. 10,480,317

CLUSTER-TYPE DEEP-SEA SUBMARINE MINING EQUIPMENT BASED ON VORTEX HYDRODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS

SHANGHAI JIAO TONG UNIVER...

1. A piece of deep-sea submarine mining equipment based on vortex hydrodynamic characteristics, comprising:an equipment body, a plurality of adaptive submarine mining collectors and mineral delivery pipes;
wherein the equipment body and the adaptive submarine mining collectors are connected through the mineral delivery pipes, wherein each of the mineral delivery pipes has an adjustable length;
wherein the adaptive submarine mining collectors are provided with tracked traveling mechanisms and are capable of autonomously traveling under control,
wherein a plurality of guide plates are disposed around an interior of each of the adaptive submarine mining collectors, at least two adjacent guide plates of each of the adaptive submarine mining collector are provided with a water spray head therebetween, wherein the water spray head sprays water to generate vortexes in the adaptive submarine mining collectors;
wherein an enclosing cover is disposed around a bottom of each of the adaptive submarine mining collectors, and wherein the enclosing cover is provided with guide grooves for guiding outside seawater into the adaptive submarine mining collectors.

US Pat. No. 10,480,312

ELECTRICAL SUBMERSIBLE PUMP FLOW METER

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. An apparatus for monitoring a flow of fluid in a subterranean well comprising: a first pipe section selectively disposed in the flow of fluid; a first pressure sensing system on the first pipe section that measures a first pressure loss of the flow of fluid along at least a portion of the first pipe section, the first pressure loss comprising first gravitational losses and first frictional losses; a second pipe section spaced axially away from the first pipe section and that is selectively disposed in the flow of fluid; a second pressure sensing system on the second pipe section that measures a second pressure loss of the flow of fluid along at least a portion of the second pipe section and that comprises second gravitational losses and second frictional losses, the second pipe section having an outer diameter that is less than an outer diameter of the first pipe section so that the second frictional losses are negligible with respect to the second gravitational losses; a controller in communication with the first and second pressure sensing systems and that calculates a pressure gradient along a portion of the second pipe section based on the equation PG=(g)(?m)/((gc)(144)); and a communication media in communication with the controller and with the first and second pressure sensing systems, so that signals representing the first and second pressure losses are communicated to the controller.

US Pat. No. 10,480,310

DETECTING A MOVEABLE DEVICE POSITION USING ELECTROMAGNETIC INDUCTION LOGGING

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method for detecting a position of a downhole moveable device, the method comprising:emitting an electromagnetic (“EM”) field into a wellbore using a logging tool transmitter, thereby inducing current in a moveable device which produces secondary electromagnetic fields that emits from the moveable device;
using a receiver of the logging tool to detect the secondary electromagnetic fields as response signals; and
determining an operational position of the moveable device using the response signals, wherein determining the operational position comprises azimuthally determining the operational position of the moveable device.

US Pat. No. 10,480,308

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MONITORING FLUID FLOW IN A WELLBORE USING ACOUSTIC SIGNALS

ExxonMobil Upstream Resea...

1. An electro-acoustic telemetry system for monitoring fluid flow in a wellbore, comprising:a tubular body disposed in a wellbore;
a topside communications node placed proximate a surface of the wellbore;
one or more sensors along the wellbore for at least one of sensing, monitoring, and measuring a parameter indicative of fluid flow within the wellbore and generating a sensor signal representative of fluid flow data;
one or more sensor communications nodes associated with and in communication with at least one of the one or more sensors, each of the one or more sensor communications nodes configured to (i) receive a sensor signal from an associated sensor and (ii) transmit an acoustic signal indicative of the sensor signal to at least one of a plurality of subsurface communications nodes;
the plurality of subsurface communications nodes spaced along the wellbore and attached to a wall of the tubular body, each of the plurality of subsurface communications nodes configured to receive and transmit acoustic communications signals indicative of the sensor signal from node-to-node up the wellbore within the tubular body and to the topside communications node; and
a receiver at the surface configured to receive signals from the topside communications node;
wherein each of the plurality of subsurface communications nodes comprises:
an electro-acoustic transducer and associated transceiver in acoustic communication with the wall of the tubular body, with the transceiver being designed to relay the acoustic communications signals from node-to-node up the wellbore using the tubular body as an acoustic transmission medium, with each of the acoustic communications signals representing a packet of information that comprises an identifier for the sensor communications node that originally transmitted the signal, and the fluid flow data; and
an independent power source providing electrical power to the transceiver;
wherein adjacent nodes selected from the plurality of subsurface communications nodes represent pairs of nodes;
wherein a receiving node in the pair of nodes is configured to detect amplitude and/or reverberation time for each tone received in a packet from a transmitting node in the pair of nodes, and then return the packet to the transmitting node; and
wherein the transmitting node is configured to
adjust its transmitting energy or its frequency band so that a weakest tone in the packet as returned by the receiving node will be received at a weakest signal amplitude for which communication remains robust,
reduce a waiting time between tones to a smallest time required for the reverberation to substantially subside, and
instruct the receiving node that it has made any changes in the transmitting energy, the waiting time, or the frequency band.

US Pat. No. 10,480,304

ANALYSIS OF DRILLSTRING DYNAMICS USING AN ANGULAR RATE SENSOR

WEATHERFORD TECHNOLOGY HO...

1. A downhole drilling vibration analysis method, comprising:drilling a borehole with a drilling assembly having at least one angular rate sensor;
determining angular positions of the drilling assembly about a circumference of the borehole while drilling downhole;
measuring instantaneous angular rates of the drilling assembly with the at least one angular rate sensor while drilling downhole;
analyzing changes of the measured instantaneous angular rates occurring at least at a plurality of the determined angular positions of the drilling assembly about the circumference of the borehole by determining, at which of the angular positions of the drilling assembly about the circumference of the borehole, decrease in the instantaneous angular rates occurs, the decrease being indicative of a sticking of the drilling assembly at the determined angular position; and
determining that torsional vibration is occurring during drilling based on the analysis.

US Pat. No. 10,480,301

MULTI-PHASIC EXPLOSIVE FRACTURING SYSTEM

Triad National Security, ...

1. A down hole modular rock fracturing system comprising:one or more multiphase explosive containers comprising a precursor composition located down hole;
one or more liquid supply containers comprising liquid fuel;
one or more venting containers;
liquid supply pipes connecting the liquid supply containers to the multiphase explosive containers;
a remote valve or pump located in the liquid supply pipes between the liquid supply containers and the explosive containers thereby separating the liquid fuel from the precursor composition;
a vent pipe connecting the multiphase explosive containers to the venting containers; and
a control cable connected to the remote valve or pump, wherein the remote valve is configured to be opened or the pump activated at a signal from the control cable and wherein when the valve is opened or the pump is activated, the liquid fuel moves through the liquid supply pipes into the multiphase explosive containers thereby creating an explosive composition;
wherein at least two of the multiphase explosive containers, liquid supply containers, and venting containers are located below ground and are mechanically coupled together downhole with a mechanical container coupling or are internally coupled together with an interior sealing spool.

US Pat. No. 10,480,300

FRACTURING SYSTEM WITH FLEXIBLE CONDUIT

Cameron International Cor...

1. A method comprising:coupling a fluid conduit having an outer body and a liner inside the outer body to one of a fracturing manifold or a fracturing tree;
bending the outer body and the liner at a flexible portion of the fluid conduit to facilitate alignment of the fluid conduit between the fracturing manifold and the fracturing tree;
coupling the fluid conduit to the other of the fracturing manifold or the fracturing tree, wherein the fluid conduit completes a fluid connection between the fracturing manifold and the fracturing tree so that fracturing fluid can be routed between the fracturing manifold and the fracturing tree through the fluid conduit;
disconnecting the fluid conduit from the fracturing tree and from the fracturing manifold;
removing the liner from the outer body of the fluid conduit;
installing a replacement liner in the outer body in place of the removed liner; and
coupling the fluid conduit with the replacement liner between an additional fracturing tree and either the fracturing manifold or an additional fracturing manifold so as to place the additional fracturing tree in fluid communication with either the fracturing manifold or the additional fracturing manifold via the fluid conduit with the replacement liner.

US Pat. No. 10,480,298

BIDIRECTIONAL PISTON SEALS WITH PRESSURE COMPENSATION

1. An electric submersible pumping system for use in pumping fluids from a wellbore, the electric submersible pumping system comprising:a motor;
a pump driven by the motor; and
a fluid expansion module connected to the motor, wherein the fluid expansion module comprises:
a piston seal housing; and
a first piston assembly contained within the piston seal housing, wherein the first piston assembly comprises:
a piston body having an exterior surface;
a plurality of seals connected to the exterior surface of the piston body, wherein a space between the plurality of seals creates an annular space; and
a pressure equalization system, wherein the pressure equalization system reduces a pressure differential between fluid in the annular space and fluid surrounding the first piston assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,480,294

METHODS FOR PRESERVING ZONAL ISOLATION WITHIN A SUBTERRANEAN FORMATION

Suncor Energy Inc., Calg...

1. A method for effecting at least partial interference of a fluid passage extending between a subterranean formation and a casing disposed within an open-hole or cased-hole completed wellbore penetrating the subterranean formation, comprising:after zonal isolation material disposed between the casing and the subterranean formation has set, and in response to detecting of the fluid passage, effecting an operative displacement of a section of the casing to a displaced position, wherein, upon the casing section becoming displaced, the zonal isolation material becomes disposed opposite to the subterranean formation and effects at least partial interference of the fluid passage; and
effecting opposition to an elastic contraction of the displaced casing section for mitigating reversion of the displaced casing section towards its original position prior to the operative displacement,wherein the opposition to the elastic contraction of the displaced casing section is effected and maintained by a tool that is deployed and remains within the section of the casing.

US Pat. No. 10,480,291

CONTROL SYSTEM FOR HYDROCARBON RECOVERY TOOLS

WEATHERFORD TECHNOLOGY HO...

20. A tubular handling system, comprising:a first tool; and
a first control device mounted on the first tool and configured to operate the first tool, the first control device comprising:
an explosion-proof housing;
a processor disposed in the housing; and
a plurality of cable connections configured to provide at least one of fluid communication, data, and signals between the first control device and the first tool.

US Pat. No. 10,480,290

CONTROLLER FOR DOWNHOLE TOOL

WEATHERFORD TECHNOLOGY HO...

1. A controller for operating a downhole tool, comprising: a tubular body;a balance chamber;
a control chamber connected to the balance chamber through a passage formed in the tubular body;
a seat disposed in the tubular body for receiving a plug; a control valve disposed in the passage and alternatively operable between an open position and a closed position in response to a threshold pressure differential created across the seat by the plug seated in the seat; and
a control mandrel disposed in the control chamber and biased into engagement with the downhole tool by a biasing member.

US Pat. No. 10,480,289

FRACTURABILITY INDEX MAPS FOR FRACTURE PLACEMENT AND DESIGN OF SHALE RESERVOIRS

Texas Tech University Sys...

1. A method of fracturing a reservoir by generating a fracturability index for use in identifying fracture locations and propagation in a subterranean formation in said reservoir for said fracturing of said reservoir, said method comprising:dividing a path into a plurality of segments;
identifying an order of fracture locations along the path including said plurality of segments, said order of fracture locations based on a fracture stage of a fracturing operation followed by subsequent fracture stages in said fracturing operation;
repeating said dividing and identifying steps with respect to additional paths so as to generate said fracturability index comprising data for use in determining prioritized segments among said plurality of segments and identifying said fracture locations and propagation in said subterranean formation and wherein said fracturability index is used to identify at least one sweet spot in said subterranean formation, said fracturability index including ellipsoids of fracture domains, staggered features, minimum fracture spacing, minimum well spacing and overlapping features; and
fracturing said reservoir based on said data contained in said fracturability index, said prioritized segments, said fracture locations and said propagation in said subterranean formation with respect to said reservoir, wherein said fracturing operation includes said fracturing and said fracturing is performed based on a formulation that includes the following parameters: a number of fractures contained in said data in said fracturability index, fracture dimensions contained in said in said fracturability index, said fracture locations, and fracture scheduling associated with said fracturing operation.

US Pat. No. 10,480,285

ENERGY SAVING DOWNHOLE AND SUBSEA VALVE

HANSEN DOWNHOLE PUMP SOLU...

1. A pressure operated wellbore valve, comprising:a valve body having a bore therein for a shuttle, the shuttle comprising a piston having a longitudinal flow port for a power fluid to move through the shuttle longitudinally, the valve body comprising a power fluid inlet port at one longitudinal end and a power fluid flow port at another longitudinal end;
a biasing device disposed in a chamber on one side of the shuttle; and
wherein the shuttle comprises a first seal proximate the power fluid inlet port in the valve body such that when the biasing device urges the shuttle to one end of the bore, the power fluid is in communication between the power fluid inlet and the power fluid flow port, and wherein when a pressure of the power fluid at the power fluid inlet port urges the shuttle away from the power fluid inlet port, the first seal stops flow of the power fluid through the shuttle, and wherein a second seal between the shuttle and the bore is opened such that a flow path between the power fluid flow port and the exterior of the valve body is opened.

US Pat. No. 10,480,279

METHOD OF SEALING A WELL

STATOIL PETROLEUM AS, St...

1. A method of sealing a well comprising:creating one or more openings in a tubing installed in a wellbore in a location for a well seal;
using a wireline to locate a stinger in said location;
setting the stinger in said location by hanging the stinger from said tubing using a wireline attachment tool;
removing the wireline and the wireline attachment tool from the wellbore; and
after said step of removing, forming a seal in the well in said location by injecting sealant through said stinger such that the sealant flows upwardly around the stinger.

US Pat. No. 10,480,273

HYBRID TWO PIECE PACKOFF ASSEMBLY

FMC Technologies, Inc., ...

1. A packoff assembly for sealing between an inner tubular member and an outer tubular member, the packoff assembly comprising:a lower packoff which is configured to seal between the inner and outer tubular members;
an upper packoff which is configured to seal between the inner and outer tubular members above the lower packoff, the upper packoff being releasably connected to the lower packoff and, when connected to the lower packoff, being axially movable relative to the lower packoff between a first position and a second position;
a latch ring which is supported on the lower packoff, the latch ring being radially expandable into a corresponding locking groove in the outer tubular member; and
a locking mandrel which is operably engaged by the upper packoff such that upon axial movement of the upper packoff from the first position to the second position, the locking mandrel expands the latch ring into the locking groove to thereby lock the upper and lower packoffs in position between the inner and outer tubular members;
wherein with the lower packoff locked in position between the inner and outer tubular members, the upper packoff can be selectively removed from the packoff assembly by disconnecting the upper packoff from the lower packoff.

US Pat. No. 10,480,272

ISOLATION FLANGE ASSEMBLY

Cameron International Cor...

1. An isolation flange assembly, comprising:a body including a receptacle disposed therein and a passage extending from the receptacle;
a first seal assembly disposed in the receptacle of the body, wherein the first seal assembly is configured to sealingly engage an inner surface of the receptacle of the body and an outer surface of a tubular member extending into the receptacle of the body, and wherein a passage of the tubular member is in fluid communication with the passage of the body; and
a second seal assembly disposed in a receptacle of a spool that is coupled to the body, wherein the second seal assembly is configured to sealingly engage an inner surface of the receptacle of the spool and the outer surface of the tubular member;
wherein the first seal assembly comprises an annular radially outer seal, and an annular radially inner seal in engagement with the outer seal;
wherein the first seal assembly is configured to increase a sealing pressure between the inner seal and the outer surface of the tubular member in response to a fluid pressurization of the passage of the body.

US Pat. No. 10,480,271

MAT FOR WELLHEAD CELLAR

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

10. A wellbore production facility comprising:a wellhead assembly mounted over and in fluid communication with a wellbore;
a cellar circumscribing an upper portion of the wellbore and that is intersected by a portion of the wellhead assembly;
covering over the cellar comprising an elastomeric mat having an upper surface facing the wellhead assembly, a lower surface facing the cellar, and a thickness and rigidity to self supportingly span between the wellhead assembly and an outer periphery of the cellar when liquid spillage is on the upper surface, and for providing an interface with the cellar to form a barrier to isolate leaks of fluid in the cellar;
a means for avoiding a pressure differential across the covering that comprises a vent line that intersects the covering, and that provides fluid communication between a fluid source outside of the collar and a space inside the cellar; and
a fluid discharge system coupled with the covering and that is in fluid communication with the cellar and which selectively discharges fluid collected in the cellar.

US Pat. No. 10,480,269

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CLEARING A WELL BORE

QUANTUM DOWNHOLE SYSTEMS ...

1. An apparatus for clearing a material from within a wellbore comprising:a milling component for milling the material within the wellbore, the milling component comprising a mill or a drill bit; and
a suctioning component for suctioning the milled material out from the wellbore, the suctioning component comprising a venturi component or a pump,
wherein the milling component and the suctioning component are coupled together and deployed within multiple conduit coiled tubing as a bottomhole assembly to form a closed loop system, the multiple conduit coiled tubing having a first conduit configured for delivering fluid to the milling component and a second conduit configured for removing the fluid and the material from the wellbore, and a bridge between the conduits proximate the milling component for fluid communication between the first and second conduits, and
wherein the material can be cleared from within the wellbore.

US Pat. No. 10,480,268

METHOD FOR SEALING AN OPENING OF A WELLBORE EQUIPMENT

Blue Spark Energy Inc., ...

1. A method for sealing at least one opening of a wellbore equipment arranged in a wellbore of a subterranean formation, the method comprising:positioning a circular plate between the wellbore equipment and a shock wave generation device, the plate facing the at least one opening to be sealed;
generating, using the shock wave generation device, at least one electrical discharge into the wellbore in a transmitting liquid that is at least partially delimited by a membrane being made of a fluoro elastomer, said membrane having a length and a relative elongation that is at least 150% of the length when operable between the temperatures of ?35° C. and 250° C., to propagate at least one shock wave through the membrane toward the plate to deform the plate and fix the plate onto the wellbore equipment to seal the at least one opening.

US Pat. No. 10,480,266

SHIFTING TOOL RESETTABLE DOWNHOLE

Weatherford Technology Ho...

8. A method of operating a shifting tool in a subterranean well, the method comprising:engaging the shifting tool with a component of a well tool in the well; and
applying a first force in a first direction from the shifting tool to the well tool component, thereby causing one or more reset dogs to extend into engagement with the well tool component, in which the reset dogs are urged radially outward by an inclined surface which displaces longitudinally relative to the reset dogs.

US Pat. No. 10,480,264

TRANSITIONING PIPE HANDLER

DRILLFORM TECHNICAL SERVI...

1. An adjustable pipe handler for transitioning pipe to an elevated platform, the pipe handler comprising:a base, having a front, middle and rear section, and having a surface forming a track for receiving at least one pipe,
a lift arm having a first end and a second end, said first end being pivotally mounted to the front section of the base and said second end for contacting the elevated platform, the lift arm being pivotable between a first closed position on the surface of the base and a second open position at an incline from the base, the lift arm forming a first lift arm channel operably corresponding to the track of the base for receiving the at least one pipe therefrom, and
a transitioning arm, having a first and second end, the first end pivotally connected to the lift arm and the second end slidably connected to the base, the transitioning arm forming a second transitioning arm channel operably corresponding to the track of the base for receiving at least one pipe therefrom and guiding the pipe to the first lift arm channel and to the elevated platform, wherein movement of the transitioning arm along the base controllably adjusts the height of the lift arm relative to the elevated platform.

US Pat. No. 10,480,261

ENHANCED RADIAL SUPPORT FOR WIRELINE AND SLICKLINE

Halliburton Energy Servic...

16. A method, comprising:deploying a cable system into a wellbore, wherein the cable system comprises a core support structure extending longitudinally along an axis, the core support structure comprising polymer reinforced with fibers oriented substantially parallel to the axis, a metallic mesh layer disposed around and bonded to the core support structure, and a polymeric coating disposed around and bonded to the metallic mesh layer, wherein the mesh layer is bonded directly to at least one of the polymer of the core support structure and fibers of the core support structure, wherein the mesh layer comprises an alloy resistant to corrosion and hydrogen sulfide (H2S); and
moving well servicing equipment through the wellbore, the well servicing equipment being coupled to the cable system.

US Pat. No. 10,480,256

RISER SYSTEM FOR COUPLING SELECTABLE MODULES TO THE RISER

Enhanced Drilling, Inc., ...

1. A drilling riser system comprising:at least a first interchangeable dockable module having sealable hydraulic connections and configured to connect to a module docking structure disposed in at least one specific segment of a drilling riser and to seal the hydraulic connections;
wherein the at least a first interchangeable dockable module comprises, one of the sealable hydraulic connections to each of a first fluid conduit in fluid communication with the drilling riser above a rotating control device and at least one auxiliary line associated with the drilling riser, the first interchangeable dockable module comprising a fluid pump, and a plurality of valves enabling the at least a first interchangeable dockable module to be configurable to perform any of pressurized mud cap drilling, mud lift drilling with open riser, mud lift drilling with closed riser and drilling with unlifted mud return; and
wherein the at least a first dockable module comprises additional valves and a second fluid conduit coupled between a discharge of the fluid pump and the riser and in fluid communication with the riser below the rotating control device in the riser.

US Pat. No. 10,480,254

DRILL BITS HAVING TAILORED DEPTH OF CUT CONTROL FEATURES AND RELATED METHODS

Baker Hughes, a GE Compan...

9. A method of forming an earth-boring tool, comprising:selecting a first depth of cut control (“DOCC”) feature to contact a subterranean formation and distribute a load attributable to applied weight on bit over a first rubbing surface at a first rate;
selecting a second DOCC feature to contact the subterranean formation and distribute a load attributable to the applied weight on bit over a second rubbing surface at a second rate;
selecting the first rate to be greater than the second rate by:
selecting the first rubbing surface to comprise a longitudinal end and a portion of a peripheral sidewall extending inwardly toward the longitudinal end of the first DOCC feature, the peripheral sidewall forming a first included angle at a given depth of cut, wherein the first included angle is an angle measured at an intersection of a line tangent to a first surface of the peripheral sidewall and a line tangent to a second surface of the peripheral sidewall converging toward the first surface and intersecting longitudinal axis of the first DOCC feature;
selecting the second rubbing surface to comprise a longitudinal end and a portion of a peripheral sidewall extending inwardly toward the longitudinal end of the second DOCC feature, the peripheral sidewall forming a second included angle at the given depth of cut, wherein the second included angle is an angle measured at an intersection of a line tangent to a first surface of the peripheral sidewall and a line tangent to a second surface of the peripheral sidewall converging toward the first surface and intersecting a longitudinal axis of the second DOCC feature; and
selecting the first included angle to be greater than the second included angle; and
mounting the first DOCC feature and the second DOCC feature on a bit body.

US Pat. No. 10,480,253

CUTTING ELEMENTS, EARTH-BORING TOOLS INCLUDING CUTTING ELEMENTS, AND METHODS OF FORMING CUTTING ELEMENTS

Baker Hughes, a GE compan...

1. A cutting element, comprising:a cutting table of a polycrystalline hard material and, prior to being exposed to wear, comprising:
a cutting face;
a sidewall; and
a peripheral cutting edge between the cutting face and the sidewall extending around the cutting element, wherein a radius of curvature of a curved first portion of the peripheral cutting edge is greater than a radius of curvature of an adjacent curved peripheral cutting edge portion of the peripheral edge, the radius of curvature of the adjacent peripheral cutting edge portion being the same as a radius of curvature of the cutting face, wherein an origin of the radius of curvature of the adjacent curved peripheral cutting edge portion lies within a reference circle of the radius of curvature of the curved first portion, and wherein the radius of curvature of the curved first portion intersects the radius of curvature of the adjacent curved peripheral cutting edge portion on each side of the radius of curvature of the curved first portion.

US Pat. No. 10,480,244

ADJUSTABLE CORD WINDER FOR USE WITH CURTAIN

Chin-Fu Chen, Taichung (...

1. An adjustable cord winder for use with a curtain, comprising:a base having two ends each provided with at least one respective polygonal positioning recess;
a winding unit having two coil spring gears and a coil spring, with the two coil spring gears rotatably disposed at a base and meshing together, wherein the coil spring connects the two coil spring gears and selectively winds on one of the coil spring gears;
two cord-winding gears rotatably disposed at the base and meshing with the coil spring gears of the winding unit, respectively;
two glide units each having a respective roller unit and a plurality of rollers rotatably disposed at the roller unit, with each roller unit positioned proximate to a corresponding one of the cord-winding gears, having at least one respective polygonal positioning portion, and demountably and engageably disposed in a respective one of the polygonal positioning recesses of the base through the at least one polygonal positioning portion; and
at least two driving cords each winding on at least one of said rollers of a corresponding one of the glide units, each said driving cord having an end connected to a corresponding one of the cord-winding gears to allow the driving cord to wind on or let out from the cord-winding gear because of rotation thereof, wherein another end of the driving cord is disposed outside the base.

US Pat. No. 10,480,238

DOOR OPERATING APPARATUS WITH ENHANCED DURABILITY

1. A door operating apparatus for use with a door pivotably mounted to a door frame, the door operating apparatus configured to permit the door to swing from a closed position to an open position in one of a manual operation and an automatic operation, the door operating apparatus comprising:a housing;
a first rotatable sprocket disposed in the housing and coupled to the door;
a second rotatable sprocket disposed in the housing and operably connected to the first rotatable sprocket by a roller chain, the second sprocket comprising a bottom face and a top face with a protrusion coupled thereto;
a drive assembly disposed in the housing and comprising a motor operably connected to a drive arm located proximate the second rotatable sprocket;
wherein a force applied to the door in the manual operation of the door operating apparatus permits the first and second rotatable sprockets to rotate simultaneously to enable the door to swing to the open position, wherein activation of the motor in the automatic operation of the door operating apparatus allows the drive arm to engage in pivotal movement to contact the protrusion and drive the second sprocket, thereby permitting the drive arm to rotate the first and second rotatable sprockets simultaneously to enable the door to swing to the open position.

US Pat. No. 10,480,237

DOOR COMPONENT COMPRISING A CONTROLLABLE DAMPER DEVICE

INVENTUS Engineering GmbH...

1. A door component, comprising:a controllable, magnetorheological damper device containing a magnetorheological fluid forming a working fluid;
two connector units movably disposed relative to one another, said two connector units including a first connector unit to be connected to a supporting structure and a second connector unit to be connected to a movable door device for controllably damping a movement of the movable door device between a closed position and an open position;
said magnetorheological damper device including a piston unit and a cylinder unit surrounding said piston unit, said piston unit dividing a cylinder volume into a first chamber and a second chamber;
said piston unit having two piston rods, including a first piston rod extending through said first chamber and a second piston rod extending through said second chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,480,236

METHOD OF OPERATING A SWING DOOR, DEVICE FOR OPERATING A SWING DOOR AND A SWING DOOR OPERATED BY SUCH A METHOD AND/OR HAVING SUCH A DEVICE

ASSA ABLOY ENTRANCE SYSTE...

1. A method of operating a door leaf of a swing door, the swing door comprising a control unit, a sensor connected with the door leaf and the control unit, the sensor communicating a current position of the door leaf and an applied torque on the door leaf to the control unit, and a drive connected with the control unit and the door leaf, and wherein the control unit computes a drive torque and controls the drive unit to apply the drive torque to the door leaf based on the communication from the sensor, the method comprising the steps of:(a) setting, by the control unit, the drive torque to a first torque and energizing the drive unit to apply the first torque to the door leaf, wherein the first torque moves the current position of the door leaf from a predetermined closed position to a predetermined open position;
(b) setting, by the control unit, the drive torque to a second torque and energizing the drive unit to apply the second torque, wherein the second torque maintains the door leaf in the open position;
(c) detecting, by the sensor, that the current position of the door leaf has moved away from the open position and that the door leaf is subject to the applied torqued by an external force;
(d) calculating, by the control unit based on the current position of the door leaf and the applied torque detected by the sensor, a third torque as a difference between the second torque and the applied torque; and
(f) setting the drive torque to the third torque and energizing the drive unit to maintain the current position of door leaf in the open position while it is subject to the external force.

US Pat. No. 10,480,235

LEAF UNIT OF A SCISSOR MECHANISM OF A FITTING AND METHOD FOR INSTALLING SUCH A LEAF UNIT

SAPA AS, Oslo (NO)

1. A leaf unit of a scissor mechanism of a fitting for a leaf of a window or of a door, insertable into a C-shaped leaf groove in a rebate of a leaf profile of the leaf, comprising a scissor guide fastenable on the leaf, and a scissor rod movable relative to the scissor guide in an operating state; wherein the scissor rod is movable between a closed position and a tilt position relative to the scissor guide in the operating state; and wherein the scissor guide and the scissor rod are pre-fixed for insertion into the leaf groove in a pre-installation position which is between the closed position and the tilt position.

US Pat. No. 10,480,234

APPARATUS AND METHOD OF PROVIDING FULL WINDOW OPENING ABOVE A DOOR INCLUDING A WINDOW AND A DIVISION BAR

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a door panel having a window receiver and an internal compartment;
a window;
a division bar; and
a regulator carried on said door panel, said regulator displacing said window and said division bar between a closed position projecting from said window receiver and an opened position concealed within said internal compartment wherein said regulator comprises a motor and cable drive system concealed within said internal compartment, wherein said regulator further includes a guide rail system guiding said window as said window is displaced between said closed position and said opened position, wherein a pin is carried on said window and a catch is carried on said division bar and wherein said apparatus further includes a tension spring having a first end connected to said division bar and a second end connected to said door panel.

US Pat. No. 10,480,233

HIDDEN SLIDING DOOR ASSEMBLY FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A sliding door assembly, comprising:a door body including a track;
a link arm connected to a support surface;
a track guide carried on said link arm, said track guide having a roller mechanism including a first roller engaging in said track and a second roller engaging an inner face of said door body outside of said track;
said track of said door body slides over said track guide as the door body is moved between open and closed positions; and
wherein said door body includes an arm rest and said track is provided in said arm rest.

US Pat. No. 10,480,231

GARAGE DOOR SAFETY DEVICE

Buena Vista Investments L...

1. A garage door assembly comprising a torsion spring counterbalance apparatus mounted on a header wall above a garage door, the apparatus comprising at least one spring wound on a shaft, and a safety device, the safety device comprising:a capture device mounted on the header wall above the garage door; and
a shackle attached by way of a pin to a clamp device attached to the torsion spring counterbalance shaft at a location proximate to the capture device on the header wall, wherein the shackle is configured to be repositionable along an axis of the torsion spring counterbalance shaft,
wherein the shackle rotates with the torsion spring counterbalance shaft, and
wherein the shackle is capable of extending away from the counterbalance shaft under centrifugal force to engage the capture device and thereby stop the garage door from further free-falling.

US Pat. No. 10,480,230

HINGE FOR REVOLVING SHUTTERS, ESPECIALLY OF SHOWER BOX

Mypro Research S.R.L., T...

1. Improved hinge for revolving shutters A, especially of shower boxes, comprising a structural assembly which includes:a strike block defining a substantially vertical main axis Y and suitable to be made integral with a fixed or bearing auxiliary structure A?
a pair of shaped flanges opposite, facing and coupled each other through fastening means in such a way as to define at least:
a side recess in which said strike block is substantially housed;
a side groove which communicates with the outside and develops for at least part of the perimeter of each of said shaped flanges and is suitable to receive a peripheral portion of a revolving shutter A of a shower box;
an inner seat hidden from view in which rotation means are stably housed defining an auxiliary axis Y? parallel to said main axis Y of said strike block and cooperating, on one side, with said strike block in such a way as to define a first operative position, in which said revolving shutter A closes totally, remaining stable in position, a room of said shower box, and at least one second operative position, in which said rotating shutter A, as a result of rotation around said main axis Y imparted by a user, opens fully, remaining stable in position, said room of said shower box, and, on the other side, with elastic means suitable to retain said rotation means stably against said strike block at each of said operative positions,characterized in that said elastic means comprise an elastically yielding laminar body shaped in such a way as to substantially embed in its own overall encumbrance said rotation means that include a single idle roller which extends for the entire height H, defined parallel to said main axis Y, of a head portion of said strike block, opposite to a base portion associated with said fixed or bearing auxiliary structure A?.

US Pat. No. 10,480,228

HINGE SUPPORTING APPARATUS FOR DOOR OF REFRIGERATOR

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A hinge supporting apparatus comprising:a connection member configured to hinge-connect a door to a main body;
a cam member configured to vary an installation position of the connection member in order to control a gap between the main body and the door; and
a fixing member configured to fix the connection member to the main body,
wherein the connection member has an insertion hole which is formed thereon and into which the cam member is inserted,
wherein the insertion hole includes a first end portion that corresponds to one flat side surface of the cam member and a second end portion which corresponds to another flat side surface of the cam member that forms a pair with the one flat side surface of the cam member, and
wherein the first and second end portions are spaced apart from each other in a direction in which the door moves away from or approaches the main body, and form a gap that is equal to a gap between the one flat side surface and the other flat side surface of the cam member, so that the one flat side surface and the other flat side surface of the cam member are in contact with the first and second end portions, respectively, when the cam member is inserted into the insertion hole.

US Pat. No. 10,480,226

HINGE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THE SAME

Shin Zu Shing Co., Ltd., ...

1. A hinge comprising:a connecting bracket provided with a first restriction block and a second restriction block;
a first revolving axle pivotally disposed on the connecting bracket, the first revolving axle being provided with a first cam and a second cam, the first cam cooperating with the first restriction block in restricting a revolving stroke of the first revolving axle;
a second revolving axle parallel with the first revolving axle and pivotally disposed on the connecting bracket, the second revolving axle being provided with a third cam and a fourth cam, the third cam cooperating with the second restriction block in restricting a revolving stroke of the second revolving axle, wherein peripheries of the first to the fourth cams are respectively provided with a convex portion and a concave portion, the concave portion has a first end and a second end;
a first latch slidably disposed between the first cam and the third cam, the first latch having a first end and a second end respectively corresponding to the first cam and the third cam; and
a second latch slidably disposed between the second cam and the fourth cam, the second latch having a first end and a second end respectively corresponding to the second cam and the fourth cam;
wherein while the hinge is unfolded from 0 degrees to 360 degrees, the first latch and the second latch are pushed in sequence to slide from one side to another side to abut against the second revolving axle and the first revolving axle respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,480,225

HINGE MECHANISM AND FLEXIBLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING THE SAME

FOSITEK CORPORATION, New...

1. A hinge mechanism comprising:a cam extending in a left-and-right direction to have left and right sides, and a middle portion interposed between said left and right sides, said cam having two adjusting slots which are formed in said middle portion and spaced apart from each other in the left-and-right direction, two arcuate surface sections which are respectively disposed on said left and right sides and face upwardly, and two peripheral cam surface sections which are respectively disposed on said left and right sides and respectively face said arcuate surface sections to cooperatively define two retaining cavities;
a first arm unit including a first movable arm which has first proximate and distal ends relative to said left side of said cam, a first cam follower protrusion that is disposed on said first proximate end and movably received in one of said retaining cavities, and a first peg that extends in a front-and-rear direction transverse to the left-and-right direction and that is engaged in and movable relative to one of said adjusting slots; and
a second arm unit including a second movable arm which has second proximate and distal ends relative to said right side of said cam, a second cam follower protrusion that is disposed on said second proximate end and movably received in the other one of said retaining cavities, and a second peg that extends in the front-and-rear direction and that is engaged in and movable relative to the other one of said adjusting slots such that said first and second movable arms are pivotable relative to each other between an unfolded position, where said first and second distal ends are remote from each other to have said first and second movable arms extending parallel to each other along the left-and-right direction and where said first and second cam follower protrusions are respectively received in said retaining cavities, and a folded position, where said first and second distal ends are close to each other and have said first and second movable arms extending in an up-and-down direction that is transverse to both the left-and-right direction and the front-and-rear direction, and where said first and second cam follower protrusions are respectively disengaged from and disposed upwardly of said retaining cavities, and such that during the pivoting of said first and second movable arms from the unfolded position to the folded position, each of said first and second cam follower protrusions is moved from said respective cavity and slides on a respective one of said peripheral cam surface sections so as to provide a leeway between said first and second movable arms.

US Pat. No. 10,480,223

LOCK DEVICE FOR OPENING AND CLOSING BODY

PIOLAX, INC., Yokohama-S...

1. A lock device for an opening and closing body that is attached to an opening portion of a fixed body so as to be operable and closable, the lock device comprising:lock portions provided on one of the opening portion of the fixed body and the opening and closing body;
a pair of rods which are provided on the other of the fixed body and the opening and closing body and are to engage with or disengage from the respective lock portions;
a base member installed on the fixed body or the opening and closing body;
a rotary member which is attached to the base member rotatably; and
a manipulation member to manipulate the rods to engage or disengage the rods with or from the respective lock portions,
wherein the base member has a bottom portion which faces an installation surface of the fixed body or the opening and closing body and has a bottom surface and a pair of erection walls which are erected from the side of the bottom surface,
wherein the rotary member has a rod link portion which is coupled with the rods and transmit rotational power of the rotary member to the rods and a guide wall which is located inside the rod link portion in the rotary member and guides the rods as they slide, and the guide wall comprises arc walls or a cylindrical wall having arc-shaped surfaces or a circular surface whose axis coincides with the rotation center of the rotary member,
wherein when viewed from a direction perpendicular to the bottom surface of the base member, each erection wall of the base member and the guide wall of the rotary member are opposed to each other with a gap capable of receiving the associated rod formed in between,
wherein coming-off-preventive structures each of which prevents the associated rod from coming off in the direction perpendicular to the bottom surface of the base member when the rod is inserted in the gap and coupled with the rod link portion is provided between the rod and the associated erection wall of the base member,
wherein each coming-off-preventive structure comprises a bendable, elastic nail which is provided in the erection wall and an engagement target portion which is provided in the rod and engages with the elastic nail,
wherein each of the pair of erection walls is formed with a space which penetrates therethrough in a direction in which the pair of erection walls face each other, and
wherein each of the pair of erection walls is formed into a frame-like shape surrounding the space, and the elastic nail is formed into a shape extending from the erection wall toward the space.

US Pat. No. 10,480,220

BOWDEN CABLE BEARING FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE LOCK

Kiekert Aktiengesellschaf...

1. A motor vehicle latch, comprising:a Bowden cable,
a retainer for retaining the Bowden cable in the latch, the retainer comprising a base, a support surface, and a step mandrel for receiving the Bowden cable,
a frame box, and
a lock housing comprising a housing surface and defining a circular opening and a counter-contour,
wherein the retainer is an element separate from the lock housing and from the frame box,
wherein the base defines a cylindrical pin with different diameters and/or cross section areas,
wherein the base extends into the circular opening,
wherein the step mandrel defines a retaining area configured to retain the Bowden cable and an open insertion area above retaining area configured to allow the Bowden cable to be inserted in the retaining area and removed from the retaining area,
wherein the counter-contour protrudes from the housing surface over the circular opening, and
wherein the support surface abuts the housing surface and defines an installation aid that interlocks with the counter-contour.

US Pat. No. 10,480,214

DATA KEY AND METHOD OF USING SAME

HY-KO PRODUCTS COMPANY, ...

1. A key duplication system comprising:one or more key duplication machines configured to:
identify key information related to a master key including bitting pattern information, key blank information, and security information related to a first user;
verify the identity of a first user;
store the key information to a first computer readable medium; and one or more key cutting devices configured to:
receive a request from a second user to retrieve said key information related to said master key related to said first user;
verify the identity of the second user;
receive the key information from a second computer readable medium;
determine a key blank associated with the key information; and
cut the key blank based on the key information.

US Pat. No. 10,480,212

WINDOW/DOOR SECURING DEVICE

1. A window/door securing device (11) for securing a leaf (27) of a window (31) or door in a closed position in which the leaf (27) contacts a frame (29) of the window (31) or door, wherein the window/door securing device (11) comprises a base body (39) and a counter-piece (47) that is selectively latchable to the base body (39) so that on a fastening of the base body (39) to the frame (29) and of the counter-piece (47) to the leaf (27), the leaf (27) can be secured in the closed position by latching the counter-piece (47) to the base body (39);wherein the base body (39) has two installation surfaces (19, 19?), wherein only one of the installation surfaces (19, 19?) of the base body (39) is selectively placed on and fastened to the frame (29) at a time, the other of the installation surfaces cooperating with the counter-piece;
and wherein the two installation surfaces (19, 19?) are aligned perpendicular to one another.

US Pat. No. 10,480,209

NON-INJURIOUS RESTRAINT TYPE FORM OF FENCING

1. A fencing system comprised of hollow polymer tubes arranged in horizontal rows affixed to vertical fence posts, the hollow polymer tubes contain fibers which are coated with a moisture cured adhesive where said fibers are secured at end to an end cap of the tubes, where said tubes are constructed of a brittle material or a material which will become brittle upon treatment with ultra violet radiation or heat and said tubes containing the adhesive coated fibers are sealed and pressurized with a dry inert gas, such that said adhesive coated fibers are expelled out of the tube upon breakage of said tube.

US Pat. No. 10,480,207

POST GUARD

1. A post guard comprising:a first upright portion, a first edge of the first upright portion hingedly connected to a first edge of a second upright portion by a living hinge; and
a locking mechanism, a first section of the locking mechanism located on a second edge of the first upright portion, the second edge of the first upright portion distal from the first edge of the first upright portion; and a second section of the locking mechanism located on a second edge of the second upright portion, the second edge of the second upright portion distal from the first edge of the second upright portion;
wherein the locking mechanism secures the post guard to a post and once the locking mechanism is locked, the post guard remains on the post until the post guard is broken;
wherein the post guard has a size and a shape to conform and fit closely around the post: and
wherein the post guard is a unitary structure of single-piece construction.

US Pat. No. 10,480,206

SLIDING SEISMIC ISOLATOR

1. A sliding seismic isolator, comprising:a first plate configured to be attached to a building support;
at least one elongate element extending away from the first plate;
a second plate;
a low-friction layer positioned between the first and second plates and configured to allow the first and second plates to move relative one another along a horizontal plane when the seismic isolator is in an installed position;
a support member attached to the second plate; and
at least one biasing element positioned at least partially within the support member, the at least one biasing element having at least one void configured to be filled with a deformable material.

US Pat. No. 10,480,203

CONTAINER HOUSE HAVING REINFORCED INSULATION PROPERTY

UNITHOUSE CO., LTD., Gye...

1. A container house having a reinforced insulation property, comprising:a plurality of first space members (20) attached to a side wall (13) of a container body (10);
a plurality of second spacing members (30) attached to a top (14) of the container body (10);
plurality of first insulation panels (40) coupled to the first spacing members (20) forming a first interval space (D1) between the first insulation panels and the side wall (13);
a plurality of second insulation panels (50) coupled to the second spacing members (30) forming a second interval space (D2) between the second insulation panels and the top (14); and
a plurality of finishing panels (60) attached to the first and second insulation panels (40, 50);
a first inflow vent hole (71) and a first outflow vent hole (72) which are respectively formed in one side and in another side of the top of the container body (10) to communicate with the first interval space (D1);
a fan unit (80) communicating with the first outflow vent hole (72) to form a negative pressure in the first interval space (D1);
a first temperature sensor (91) for generating a first temperature signal (S1) corresponding to a measured outdoor temperature;
a second temperature sensor (92) for generating a second temperature signal (S2) corresponding to a measured inside temperature of at least one of the side wall (13) and the top of the container body; and
a fan operating part (93) for operating the fan unit (80) when a temperature difference using the first temperature signal (51) and the second temperature signal (S2) is larger than a preset value.

US Pat. No. 10,480,197

MASONRY SUPPORT

Columbia Insurance Compan...

1. A facade support system for attachment to a wall of a structure for supporting a veneer on the wall of the structure, the system comprising:a bracket configured for attachment to the wall, the bracket comprising a connecting plate and a mounting member;
a support attached to the connecting plate of the bracket and configured to be disposed in a mortar bed joint of the veneer; and
a standoff positioned for engagement with the wall and selectively attachable to the connecting plate in different locations on the standoff to orient the bracket relative to the wall for maintaining a substantially horizontal position of the support;
wherein the connecting plate interconnects the support and the mounting member.

US Pat. No. 10,480,193

GUTTER COVER, GUTTER ASSEMBLY INCLUDING SAME, AND METHOD FOR INSTALLATION THEREOF

1. A gutter cover engageable in a rain gutter channel to close a top opening of a rain gutter, the gutter cover comprising:a sheet of resilient material, the sheet having a pre-formed curved profile along a widthwise axis thereof, two opposing longitudinal edges, a top surface for capturing rainwater, and a bottom surface, a plurality of throughholes formed therein, and a plurality of fold lines extending along a longitudinal axis of the gutter cover, the plurality of fold lines being located among the plurality of throughholes, the sheet being substantially flexible to modify the pre-formed curved profile for insertion into the rain gutter channel;
wherein the throughholes are arranged uniformly over the width and the length of the sheet, and extend from the top surface to the bottom surface and permit passage of the rainwater captured on the top surface of the sheet to the bottom surface;
wherein the plurality of fold lines are spaced apart from the two opposing longitudinal edges of the sheet, at least one fold line having throughholes located on both sides of the at least one fold line;
wherein the sheet is flexible along a longitudinal axis thereof, whereby the sheet is rollable into a roll; and
wherein the top surface of the sheet defines a first substantially smooth curve extending over an entire width of the sheet.

US Pat. No. 10,480,188

INSULATION AND VENTILATION SYSTEMS FOR BUILDING STRUCTURES

Ross Power Investments In...

1. An insulation and ventilation system for a building envelope, the system comprising:one or more interior building envelope layers;
an insulation panel having an interior side abutting against at least one of the one or more interior building envelope layers and an exterior side having a plurality of transversely spaced and continuously vertically extending grooves interspaced between a plurality of transversely spaced and continuously vertically extending projections, the continual vertical extension of the grooves and the projections orthogonal to the transverse spacing of the grooves and the projections; and
one or more exterior building envelope layers located exterior to the insulation panel to provide a plurality of longitudinally extending and transversely localized venting channels defined at least in part by an interior surface of the one or more exterior building envelope layers and the grooves of the exterior side of the insulation panel;
wherein the insulation panel comprises a transversely and outwardly extending protrusion located at one of upper and lower, transversely extending, faces of the insulation panel and contiguously formed with a corresponding one of upper faces and lower faces of the transversely spaced and continuously vertically extending projections to thereby form a plurality of blocking surfaces having normal vectors parallel to the continual vertical extension of the grooves and the projections, the blocking surfaces at least partially blocking the channels at the transversely extending face;
wherein the insulation panel is fabricated from a fluid-impermeable material; and
wherein the insulation panel is mounted in a manner that does not permit fluid flow through the panel from an exterior side of the panel to an interior side of the panel.

US Pat. No. 10,480,184

SOUND-PERMEABLE LINING FOR ACOUSTIC PLASTERBOARDS

Knauf Gips KG, Iphofen (...

1. A sound-permeable lining (1) for covering perforations (21) shaped in an acoustic plasterboard (2), the sound-permeable lining (1) comprisinga first ply (12) of a fleece material having an inner structure so that the first ply (12) has a first air flow resistivity RS1 which allows for the penetration of air so that sound can propagate via the first ply (12) and attached thereto and
a second ply (14) which is arranged in between of the first ply (12) and the acoustic plasterboard (2) to which the sound-permeable lining (1) is to be applied, the second ply (14) being of a foil material having a second opacity O2 and a plurality of through-holes (141) formed therein which are of a size and shape so that the second ply (14) has a second air flow resistivity RS2 which allows for the penetration of air so that sound can propagate via the second ply (14),
wherein
the first ply (12) has a first opacity O1 so that the through-holes (141) formed in the second ply (14) are invisible through the first ply (12) and so that the applied sound-permeable lining (1) has an overall opacity O12 to allow for optically covering the perforations (21) shaped in the acoustic plasterboard (2) and an overall air flow resistivity RS12 to allow for the penetration of air so that sound can propagate via the sound-permeable lining (1) and
the second ply (14) comprises a light reflective surface (142) at the side to be attached to the first ply (12) to allow for optically reflecting the first ply (2) thereon.

US Pat. No. 10,480,177

WALL PANEL BLOCKING BRACKET AND METHOD OF USING SAME

Illinois Tool Works Inc.,...

1. A wall panel blocking bracket comprising:a first base;
a first stud side engager connected to and extending upwardly from the first base, the first stud side engager configured to engage a first support beam;
a second stud side engager connected to and extending upwardly from the first base, the second stud side engager configured to engage the first support beam;
a second base connected to the first stud side engager and spaced apart from the first base, wherein the second base is connected to the first base via the first stud side engager;
a third base connected to the second stud side engager and spaced apart from the first base, wherein the third base is connected to the first base via the second stud side engager;
a first hook extending transversely from the first stud side engager, the first hook configured to engage the first support beam; and
a second hook extending transversely from the second stud side engager, the second hook configured to engage the first support beam,
wherein the first base is configured to engage a block when the block is in a first orientation, and wherein the second base and the third base are configured to engage the block when the block is in a second orientation different from the first orientation.

US Pat. No. 10,480,174

MULTIPLE PORT BEAM BRACKET

FOX HARDWOOD LUMBER COMPA...

1. A connection device for supporting a plurality of beams comprising:a first side support having a first side support front, a first side support rear, a first side support width extending from the first side support front to the first side support rear, a first side support top, a first side support bottom, and a first side support height extending from the first side support top to the first side support bottom and generally perpendicular to the first side support width, a first side support interior surface, a first side support exterior surface, and a first side support thickness extending from the first side support interior surface to the first side support exterior surface and generally perpendicular to the first side support width and first side support height;
a second side support opposite the first side support and having a second side support front, a second side support rear, a second side support width extending from the second side support front to the second side support rear and generally parallel to the first side support width, a second side support top, a second side support bottom, and a second side support height extending from the second side support top to the second side support bottom and generally perpendicular to the first side support width and generally parallel to the first side support height, a second side support interior surface facing the first side support interior surface, a second side support exterior surface, and a second side support thickness extending from the second side support interior surface to the second side support exterior surface and generally perpendicular to the second side support width and second side support height;
a first guide attached to the first and second side support and oriented substantially perpendicular to the first and second side support and having a first guide left side, a first guide right side, a first guide length extending from the first guide left side to the first guide right side and generally perpendicular to the first side support width, a first guide top, a first guide bottom, and a first guide height extending from the first guide top to the first guide bottom and generally perpendicular to the first guide length and generally parallel to the first side support height, a first guide interior surface, a first guide exterior surface, and a first guide thickness extending from the first guide interior surface to the first guide exterior surface and generally perpendicular to the first guide length and first guide height;
a second guide attached to the first and second side support and located opposite the first guide and having a second guide left side, a second guide right side, a second guide length extending from the second guide left side to the second guide right side and generally perpendicular to the first side support width, a second guide top, a second guide bottom, and a second guide height extending from the second guide top to the second guide bottom and generally perpendicular to the second guide length and generally parallel to the first side support height, a second guide interior surface facing the first guide interior surface, a second guide exterior surface, and a second guide thickness extending from the second guide interior surface to the second guide exterior surface and generally perpendicular to the second guide length and second guide height;
wherein the first and second guide lengths are generally parallel to the first and second side support thicknesses;
wherein the interior surfaces of the first side support, the second side support, the first guide and the second guide define a cavity having an open top and configured to receive an upright beam,
wherein at least one of the first side support, second side support, first guide and second guide comprise at least one fastener aperture extending through the thickness of the first side support, second side support, first guide or second guide, and
wherein the first side support exterior surface comprises a first set of first, second, and third side attachments extending away from the cavity, each of the first, second and third side attachments of the first set comprising an interior surface and an exterior surface,
wherein the first and second side attachments of the first set are oriented generally perpendicular to the first side support and generally parallel to the first and second guides, and each have a height generally parallel to the first side support height and a length generally parallel to the first and second guide lengths and the first side support thickness,
wherein the first side attachment of the first set is opposite the second side attachment of the first set,
wherein the interior surfaces of the first and second side attachments of the first set face each other,
wherein the third side attachment of the first set is oriented generally perpendicular to the first side support, the first and second guides, and the first and second side attachments, and has a length generally parallel to the first and second guide lengths and the first side support thickness,
wherein the interior surfaces of the first, the second and the third side attachments of the first set define a first side connection area configured to receive a lateral beam,
wherein the first side connection area has an open top;
wherein the interior surfaces of the first and second side attachments of the first set define sides of the first side connection area and the interior surface of the third side attachment of the first set defines the bottom of the first side connection area,
wherein the interior surface of the third side attachment is located above the exterior surface of the third side attachment,
and further wherein at least one of the first, second and third side attachments of the first set comprise at least one side attachment fastener aperture extending through the thickness of the first, second or third side attachment.

US Pat. No. 10,480,173

MEMBER-TO-MEMBER LAMINAR FUSE CONNECTION

Novel Structures, LLC, T...

1. A member-to-member connection assembly comprising:at least two planar connection brackets configured adjacently in a laminar configuration;
each of said connection brackets comprised of a first connection member for coupling said connection bracket to a first structural member;
each of said connection brackets comprised of a second connection member for coupling said connection bracket to a second structural member;
each of said connection brackets comprised of at least two fuse configurations having similar material and geometry in one of a repeated S-shape, a plurality of circular or elliptical elements interconnected by a plurality of interconnection members, a rectangular shape with a stiffener element extending within the interior of the rectangular shape and between opposite sides of the rectangular shape, or a three-dimensional pattern in a spiral configuration;
said at least two fuse configurations being disposed between said first connection member and said second connection member, said at least two fuse configurations being operable to deform upon application of a pre-determined loading condition, said at least two fuse configurations arranged in series such that an overall deformation between said first connection member and said second connection member during application of the pre-determined loading condition is the summation of the individual deformations of each fuse configuration during application of the pre-determined loading condition;
each of said at least two fuse configurations comprise a geometry containing at least one fuse element being able to form at least one inelastic flexural hinge location to provide for inelastic deformation between said first connection member and said second connection member upon application of the pre-determined loading condition;
said overall deformation between said first connection member and said second connection member is the change in linear distance between said first connection member and said second connection member.

US Pat. No. 10,480,166

WATER DRAINER

1. A drainer, comprising a downcomer (1), a connecting pole (2), a connecting seat (4) having a sewer outlet (3), and a sewer lid (5) to close or open the sewer outlet (3), wherein the connecting seat (4) is connected to the downcomer (1), wherein the connecting pole (2) is inside the downcomer (1), wherein the sewer lid (5) is connected to an upper end of the connecting pole (2), wherein a fixing seat (6) is arranged on a side wall of the downcomer (1), wherein a mounting housing (7) is fixed to the fixing seat (6), wherein a sliding block (8) is slidably arranged in the mounting housing (7), wherein a tilted block (9) to support the connecting pole (2) is arranged on end of the sliding block (8) facing the connecting pole (2), wherein a driving component to actuate the sliding motion of the sliding block (8) is arranged within the mounting housing (7), wherein the tilted block (9) pushes the connecting pole (2) and the sewer lid (5) upwards to open the sewer outlet (3) when the sliding block (8) slides towards the connecting pole (2), and wherein a pulley (11) rotatably connected to the tilted block (9) is rotatably connected to a lower end of the connecting pole (2).

US Pat. No. 10,480,163

VEHICLE-TO-TRAILER TRANSFER OF HARVESTED AND PURIFIED WATER

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A system for transferring harvested drinking water from a vehicle to a trailer towed behind the vehicle, comprising:a vehicle reservoir configured to collect water from a vehicle heat-exchanger, the vehicle reservoir including a heating element configured to heat water within the vehicle reservoir;
a vehicle controller coupled with the vehicle reservoir and programmed to boil the water in the vehicle reservoir, the vehicle controller further programmed to measure a fill level of the vehicle reservoir;
a trailer reservoir configured to receive water from the vehicle reservoir;
a trailer controller coupled with the trailer reservoir and programmed to measure a fill level of the trailer reservoir, the trailer controller further programmed to transmit a wireless communication to the vehicle controller, wherein the wireless communication is indicative of the fill level of the trailer reservoir; and
a fluid conduit fluidly connecting the vehicle reservoir to the trailer reservoir.

US Pat. No. 10,480,162

IMPLEMENT GROUND ENGAGING TIP ASSEMBLY HAVING TIP WITH TAPERED RETENTION CHANNEL

Caterpillar Inc., Peoria...

1. A ground engaging tip of a ground engaging tip assembly for a base edge of a ground engaging implement, wherein the ground engaging tip assembly includes an adapter configured for attachment to the base edge of the ground engaging implement and having a forwardly extending adapter nose, the ground engaging tip comprising:a rear edge;
a top outer surface;
a bottom outer surface, wherein the top outer surface and the bottom outer surface extend forward from the rear edge of the ground engaging tip and converge at a front edge of the ground engaging tip;
first and second side outer surfaces extending forward from the rear edge of the ground engaging tip to the front edge;
a nose cavity, within the ground engaging tip and defined by the converging top and bottom outer surfaces and the first and second side outer surfaces, for receiving the adapter nose therein, the nose cavity comprising:
first and second side inner surfaces opposite the first and second outer surfaces, respectively;
an aperture in at least one of the first and second side inner surfaces; and
a retention channel on at least one of the first and second side inner surfaces, the retention channel extending from the rear edge to the aperture and being configured to guide a lug of the adapter into the aperture during installation of the ground engaging tip on the adapter,
wherein the retention channel comprises an untapered portion and a tapered portion, the tapered portion extending from the rear edge to the untapered portion, and the untapered portion extending from the tapered portion to the aperture and ending at the aperture.

US Pat. No. 10,480,161

IMPLEMENT TIP ASSEMBLY HAVING TIP WITH WEAR INDICATOR

Caterpillar Inc., Peoria...

1. A ground engaging tip of a tip assembly for a base edge of a ground engaging implement, wherein the tip assembly includes an adapter configured for attachment to the base edge of the ground engaging implement and having a forwardly extending adapter nose, the ground engaging tip comprising:a rear edge;
a top outer surface;
a bottom outer surface, wherein the top outer surface and the bottom outer surface extend forward from the rear edge of the ground engaging tip and converge at a front edge of the tip; and
a nose cavity, within the ground engaging tip and defined between the converging top and bottom outer surfaces, for receiving the adapter nose therein, the nose cavity including a wear indicator at a front end of the nose cavity and extending from an inner surface of the nose cavity, into the ground engaging tip, toward the bottom outer surface of the ground engaging tip;
wherein the nose cavity further includes bottom and front inner surfaces, and the wear indicator is located at an intersection of the bottom and front inner surfaces of the nose cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,480,157

CONTROL SYSTEM FOR A MACHINE

Caterpillar Inc., Peoria...

1. A system for controlling operation of a first material engaging work implement comprising:a first machine including:
a first ground engaging drive mechanism to propel the first machine;
a base mounted on the first ground engaging drive mechanism, the base including an implement system having a linkage assembly with a boom and the first material engaging work implement, the base being rotatable relative to the first ground engaging drive mechanism;
a first machine pose sensor for generating first machine pose signals indicative of a pose of the first machine;
a second machine including:
a second ground engaging drive mechanism to propel the second machine;
a second material engaging work implement; and
a controller configured to:
store a kinematic model and characteristics of the implement system of the first machine;
determine a second machine operation zone, the second machine operation zone being defined by a material movement plan of the second machine and including a current location and planned locations of the second machine;
determine a current pose of the first machine based upon the first machine pose signals, the current pose of the first machine and the kinematic model and characteristics of the implement system of the first machine defining a range of operation of the first material engaging work implement of the first machine;
while the second machine operation zone is within the range of operation of the first material engaging work implement of the first machine, determine a first machine operation zone of the first material engaging work implement based upon the current pose of the first machine, the kinematic model and characteristics of the implement system, and the second machine operation zone, the first machine operation zone being within the range of operation and spaced from the second machine operation zone; and
generate a plurality of command signals to move the first material engaging work implement within the first machine operation zone between a first position and a second position while avoiding passing through the second machine operating zone.

US Pat. No. 10,480,156

WORK VEHICLE

Kubota Corporation, Osak...

1. A work vehicle comprising:a riding-type traveling vehicle body; and
a hydraulically operable front loader coupled to a front of the traveling vehicle body,
wherein the traveling vehicle body comprises:
left and right rear wheels disposed to the left and right of a driver seat;
left and right rear fenders covering the left and right rear wheels;
a valve unit for the front loader;
an operating lever for the front loader;
a vehicle body frame;
a boarding step provided on one of the left and right sides of the vehicle body frame; and
a support unit for supporting the valve unit, wherein the valve unit is disposed in a space between the rear wheel and the rear fender on one of the left and right sides;
wherein the operating lever extends from the space, upward of the rear fender on the one of the left and right sides,
wherein the support unit comprises:
a first support member that extends laterally outward from the vehicle body frame to support a rear portion of the boarding step;
a second support member that extends laterally outward from the vehicle body frame to support an upper rear end of the rear fender on the one of the left and right sides;
a third support member that extends forward from the second support member to support an upper front end of the rear fender on the one of the left and right sides, and
a fourth support member detachably spanning the first support member and the third support member, and
wherein the valve unit and the operating lever are supported by the fourth support member.

US Pat. No. 10,480,153

SLOPE-LEVEL-CUT BUCKET

Cashman Dredging and Mari...

1. A slope-level-cut bucket, comprising:a first bucket half pivotably connected to a second bucket half, the first bucket half and the second bucket half movable about a first axis between a closed position and an opened position, each of the first bucket half and the second bucket half having a top wall, a front wall, a rear wall, a side wall and a cutting wall, the cutting wall having a plurality of steps, each of the first bucket half and the second bucket half having a rim defined by the top wall, the front wall, the rear wall, and the cutting wall, and the rim of each cutting wall defining an excavating edge,
wherein the first bucket half and the second bucket half are bilaterally symmetrical, and
wherein the cutting wall of the first bucket half is configured to create a trapezoidal cutting footprint.

US Pat. No. 10,480,148

ELASTIC FOUNDATION

CDM NV, Overijse (BE)

1. An elastic support with a fastening which comprises:a support element with a lower support face,
an elastically compressible insulator which comprises an elastomer and which is situated between the lower support face of the support element and a base on which the insulator is intended to rest with a lower side of the insulator,
a pre-stress element
an elastically compressible stabiliser, the stabiliser comprising an elastomer and the stabiliser being situated between the insulator and said pre-stress element,
a fastening element for securing the support element to the base,
wherein the pre-stress element cooperates with the fastening element to elastically compress the stabiliser between said pre-stress element and the insulator and simultaneously elastically compress the insulator between the lower support face and the base,
wherein the lower support face of the support element is movable in relation to the base by a tensile force and/or a pressure force, wherein, when the tensile force is exerted on the support element, the stabiliser is elastically compressed and, when the pressure force is exerted on the support element, the insulator is elastically compressed,
wherein the insulator and the stabiliser each have a bulge side which elastically bulges out in a compressed state of the insulator or the stabiliser respectively,
wherein the stabilizer extends at least partly in a stabiliser chamber having a free space between the bulge side and a wall of the stabiliser chamber,
wherein the bulge side of the stabiliser is free and the bulging is not hindered in a free position as long as a given authorised deflection of the support element in relation to the base is not exceeded,
wherein the bulge side of the stabiliser bulges out up against the wall of the stabiliser chamber which prevents any further bulging in a blocked position when the stabiliser is being compressed and the given authorised deflection is exceeded.

US Pat. No. 10,480,145

METHOD FOR BURYING PRECAST PILE

1. A method for burying a precast pile, comprising:injecting cement milk or mortar in a borehole drilled in ground;
producing soil cement by stirring and mixing the cement milk or the mortar with a drilled soil; and
inserting the precast pile in the soil cement within the borehole,
wherein a blowing agent having expanding action is added beforehand to the cement milk or the mortar, and thereby the soil cement formed around a base portion of the precast pile in the borehole is expanded so as to form the soil cement in a reverse taper shape that has a diameter reducing from a top of the reverse taper shape toward a bottom of the reverse taper shape based on a difference between a lower pressure at a top of the soil cement and a higher pressure at a bottom of the soil cement, and on Boyle's law under which a volume of a gas generated by the blowing agent is inversely proportional to a pressure of the gas under a constant temperature, and
the reverse taper shape is formed without a formwork.

US Pat. No. 10,480,137

FLEXIBLE CABLE CONNECTING STRUCTURE AND BRIDGE STRUCTURE

1. A flexible cable connecting structure, comprising: a flexible cable; a first connecting portion connected to a top end of the flexible cable; and a second connecting portion connected to a bottom end of the flexible cable, wherein:the cable is rotatably connected to the first connecting portion and the second connecting portion, and is connected to at least one of the first connecting portion and the second connecting portion by using a spherical bearing pair;
the first connecting portion comprises a hinge assembly rotating along one direction or a spherical hinge assembly rotating along multiple directions, and the second connecting portion comprises a spherical hinge assembly rotating along multiple directions; and
the spherical hinge assembly comprises a spherical hinge cushion block and an anchoring beam, the anchoring beam is provided with a through hole, one end of the through hole comprises a taper hole, the other end of the through hole comprises a groove, the spherical hinge cushion block is provided with an arc-shaped protrusion matching a curvature diameter of the groove, an end part of the cable is inserted from the taper hole and is connected to the spherical hinge cushion block after passing through the through hole, and the protrusion is embedded into the groove to form the spherical bearing pair.

US Pat. No. 10,480,136

EXPANSION JOINT SEAL WITH LOAD TRANSFER AND SENSOR

Schul International Co., ...

1. An expansion joint system, comprising:an elongated core,
the elongated core composed of a resiliency compressible material,
the elongated core having an elongated core longitudinal axis,
the elongated core having an elongated core top,
the elongated core top having an elongated core lateral width at the elongated core top and an elongated core bottom width at as elongated core bottom of the elongated core,
the elongated core having an elongated core height intermediate the elongated core top and the elongated core bottom,
the elongated core having an elongated core first side,
the elongated core first side being generally perpendicular to the elongated core top,
the elongated core having an elongated core second side,
the elongated core second side being generally perpendicular to the elongated core top;
a first open shaft provided into the elongated core from an elongated core first end,
the first open shaft parallel to the elongated core longitudinal axis,
a second open shaft provided into the elongated core from an elongated core first end,
the second open shaft parallel to the elongated core longitudinal axis,
a third open shaft provided into the elongated core from an elongated core first end,
the third open shaft parallel to the elongated core longitudinal axis;
a longitudinal load-transfer member,
the longitudinal load-transfer member being incompressible,
the longitudinal load-transfer member having a longitudinal load-transfer member axis,
the elongated core longitudinal axis and the longitudinal load-transfer member axis being parallel,
the longitudinal load-transfer member positioned of least partly into the first open shaft,
the longitudinal load-transfer member protruding from the elongated core; and
a sensor,
the sensor positioned at one of a surface of the elongated core and an interior of the elongated core.

US Pat. No. 10,480,134

HAND HELD SCREED RAKING DEVICE FOR APPLYING PAVING MATERIAL TO A SURFACE

Axenox Corp., Powell, WY...

1. A hand held screed raking device, said device comprising:(a) a longitudinally extending screed head comprising:
(i) an upper head portion, an arced dozer front face, a screed back, an angularly attached bottom plate, and a pair of opposing screed head ends;
(ii) the arced dozer front face comprising one of: a concavely arced face or a convexly arced face;
(iii) the arced dozer front face acutely and downwardly connecting to the angular bottom plate at an arc/bottom contact point, terminating at a screed head cooperating toe securing end, and oppositely and acutely, upwardly connecting to the screed back at an arc/back contact point;
(iv) the upper head portion locating above and attaching to the arced dozer front face and the screed back at the arc/back contact point;
(v) the angular bottom plate acutely connecting oppositely from the arc/back contact point to the screed back at a back/bottom contact point, thereby the arced dozer front face, the screed back, and the angular bottom plate forming a generally triangular cross sectional shape to the longitudinally extending screed head;
(vi) an underside shoe comprising: an upwardly angled leading surface, a shoe back end and an opposing shoe toe securing end; and
(vii) the underside shoe connecting with and abutting against the arced dozer front face at the screed head cooperating toe securing end with the opposing shoe toe securing end, conformably and cooperatively securing against the angular bottom plate, and arcing downward and rearward, connecting to a longitudinal bottom trailing surface, the longitudinal bottom trailing surface continuing rearward laterally and terminating at the shoe back end;
(b) a tubular rake handle comprising a rake handle free end and an opposing rake handle attaching end;
(c) the longitudinally extending screed head further comprising: a rake handle attaching means locating centrally on the screed back midway between the arc/back contact point and the back/bottom contact point and freely securing the tubular rake handle; and
(d) the tubular rake handle freely and securely attaching to and engaging the longitudinally extending screed head by the rake handle attaching means proximal to the opposing rake handle attaching end.

US Pat. No. 10,480,126

SUPER CLEAR CELLULOSE PAPER

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND AT...

1. A clear paper comprising:about 100% cellulose nanofibers;
wherein the clear paper is a porous material containing mesopores in a range of 10-20 nm;
wherein the clear paper is made of wood fibers;
wherein the clear paper has a
a transmittance greater than 90%; and
an optical haze below 1%.

US Pat. No. 10,480,115

DEHUMIDIFICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD USED FOR DRYING FIBERS

CNH Industrial Canada, Lt...

1. An apparatus for drying fibrous materials to remove moisture from the fibrous material without damaging the fibrous material, the apparatus comprising:a) a cabinet having at least one compartment therein defining an interior, and a door for sealing the at least one compartment from an exterior environment;
b) a shelf positioned within the interior of the compartment, wherein the shelf includes a bottom surface including a number of apertures therein; and
c) a dehumidifier operably connected to the interior of the at least one compartment; and
d) a channel disposed on the shelf below the apertures in the bottom surface and configured to direct moisture flowing through the apertures in the bottom surface away from the shelf.

US Pat. No. 10,480,114

DRUM WASHING MACHINE

HAIER ASIA CO., LTD., To...

1. A drum washing machine, comprising:an outer drum, configured in a shell;
a drum, configured in the outer drum and operative to rotate by using a horizontal axis or an inclination axis inclining relative to a horizontal direction as a center;
a rotating body, configured in the drum and provided with a protruding part in contact with washings on a surface of the rotating body;
a driving part, operative to operate in a first driving form and a second driving form, wherein the first driving form is a driving form in which the drum and the rotating body are operative to integrally rotate at a same rotating speed or the drum is operative to rotate and the rotating body is operative to be in a free rotation state, and the second driving form is a driving form in which the drum and the rotating body are operative to rotate at different rotating speeds;
a heater, configured to heat water stored in the outer drum for washing; and
a control part, which is configured to at least performs washing operation of a first washing mode and a second washing mode, wherein
the control part is configured to:
control the driving part to operate in the first driving form and control the heater to operate, in a washing process of the first washing mode; and
control the driving part to operate in the second driving form, and control the heater to operate in such a manner that heat applied to the water is reduced compared with the first washing mode or not control the heater to operate, in a washing process of the second washing mode;
wherein the drum washing machine further comprises a temperature sensor configured to detect a temperature of the water stored in the outer drum and heated by the heater.

US Pat. No. 10,480,111

WASHING MACHINE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A washing machine comprising:a tub;
a drum rotatably disposed inside the tub;
an agitator having a cylindrical shape, disposed in the drum, and configured to rotate about a central axis of the cylindrical shape; and
an ultrasound generator having a cylindrical shape with a lower part coupled at a connection point with an upper part of the agitator to extend a vertical and axial length of the agitator along the central axis, and configured to emit ultrasonic waves to washing water loaded in the drum, to generate bubbles in the washing water,
wherein an exterior circumference of the lower part of the ultrasound generator at the connection point is substantially flush with an exterior circumference of the upper part of the agitator at the connection point to provide a smooth transition from the ultrasound generator to the agitator to prevent an entanglement of laundry at the connection point.

US Pat. No. 10,480,109

METHOD OF FORMING A UNITARY KNIT ARTICLE USING FLAT-KNIT CONSTRUCTION

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. A knitted tubular blank for an article of apparel, the knitted tubular blank having a front portion and a back portion, the knitted tubular blank further comprising:a first region comprised of a first tubular flat knit element having a first shoulder seam extending from a first edge of the knitted tubular blank to a first neck cut line and a second shoulder seam extending from a second edge of the knitted tubular blank to the first neck cut line, wherein the front portion and the back portion are joined at the first shoulder seam and at the second shoulder seam, and wherein the front portion and the back portion are not joined at remaining portions of the first tubular flat knit element; and
a second region comprised of a second tubular flat knit element, a third tubular flat knit element, and a fourth tubular flat knit element positioned in a side-by-side arrangement, wherein a first end of each of the second tubular flat knit element, the third tubular flat knit element, and the fourth tubular flat knit element seamlessly extends from the first tubular flat knit element;
wherein the first region and the second region together form a first knit component.

US Pat. No. 10,480,106

ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE TEXTILE

Commonwealth Scientific a...

1. A textile comprising:a first electrically conductive track;
a second electrically conductive track; and
at least one non-conductive portion;
wherein at least a portion of the first electrically conductive track overlaps or is in proximity to at least a portion of the second electrically conductive track;
wherein at least said portion of the first electrically conductive track and said portion of the second electrically conductive track are separated by an insulating material so that there is no electrical coupling between the first and second tracks;
wherein each track comprises a bundle of conductive filaments;
wherein each conductive filament is less than 140 microns thick; and
wherein each bundle comprises at least 100 conductive filaments.

US Pat. No. 10,480,104

SMART YARN AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A YARN CONTAINING AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

SIREN CARE, INC., San Fr...

1. A method for producing a smart yarn, the method comprising:advancing a set of wires into an assembly field along a longitudinal direction, the set of wires comprising a first wire parallel and laterally offset from a second wire by a wire offset distance approximating a terminal offset distance;
at each sensor site in a series of sensor sites longitudinally offset along the set of wires extending in the longitudinal direction by a sensor offset distance and sequentially entering the assembly field as the set of wires is advanced into the assembly field:
depositing a first volume of solder paste onto a first terminal location, on the first wire, coincident the sensor site;
depositing a second volume of solder paste onto a second terminal location, on the second wire, coincident the sensor site;
placing a sensor onto the set of wires at the sensor site, the sensor comprising a first terminal in contact with the first volume of solder paste on the first wire and comprising a second terminal offset from the first terminal by the terminal offset distance and in contact with the second volume of solder paste on the second wire; and
heating the set of wires within the assembly field to reflow the first volume of solder paste and the second volume of solder paste; and
wrapping fibers around the set of wires and sensors arranged along the set of wires to form a continuous length of smart yarn.

US Pat. No. 10,480,103

SELF-WARMING INSULATION

PRIMALOFT, INC., Latham,...

1. An insulation material comprising:exothermic fibers;
heat capturing fibers capable of retaining heat, said heat capturing fibers having a density of at least 1.17 g/cm3 or 2.0 Dtex linear density; and
synthetic fibers.

US Pat. No. 10,480,096

DIAMOND SUBSTRATE

ADAMANT NAMIKI PRECISION ...

1. A diamond substrate,wherein the diamond substrate consists of diamond single crystals, and is a self-supported substrate,
a shape in an in-plane direction of the diamond substrate is a circular shape or a circular shape having an orientation flat plane formed therein and has a diameter ranging from two inches to eight inches, and
a full width at half maximum of an X-ray rocking curve on a surface of the diamond substrate is equal to or less than 300 seconds over the entire surface.

US Pat. No. 10,480,094

ELECTROCHEMICAL METHODS, DEVICES AND COMPOSITIONS

Iontra LLC, Denver, CO (...

18. A method comprising:inducing an electric field between a source of a countercharge and a first electrode, the electric field having field lines through an electrolyte;
inducing a potential waveform across a surface of the first electrode, the induced waveform potential bending the field lines proximate the surface so metal from the electrolyte follows a path of the bent field lines to deposit the metal onto the surface.

US Pat. No. 10,480,092

APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONTACT ELECTROPLATING OF ISOLATED STRUCTURES

ECSI Fibrotools Inc., Ra...

1. A method of electroplating metal onto a substrate, the method comprising:immersing an apparatus for electroplating a metal onto a substrate in an electroplating solution comprising the metal to be electroplated, wherein the apparatus comprises:
a substrate comprising a seed pattern with a resistance of 0.001 ?·cm-100,000 ?·cm;
a working electrode comprising fine flexible metal mesh, metal fiber cloth, metal fiber with polymer thread, or metal web, wherein the working electrode has a thickness of 1.5 mm or less;
a counter electrode comprising fine metal mesh, metal fiber cloth, metal web, or metal mesh; and
a chemically inert porous and flexible material that directly contacts both the working electrode and the counter electrode;
positioning current collectors to link both electrodes to a respective polarity of a power supply;
activating the power supply;
electroplating 1-2 microns of the metal onto the fine metal mesh, metal fiber cloth, or metal web of the working electrode;
deactivating the power supply;
positioning the apparatus to establish uniform intimate contact with the substrate such that the fine flexible metal mesh, metal fiber cloth, metal web, or metal fiber with polymer thread of the working electrode directly contacts the chemically inert porous and flexible material and directly contacts the seed pattern of the substrate, wherein the chemically inert porous and flexible material is configured to compress the metal mesh, metal fiber cloth, metal web, or metal fiber with polymer thread of the working electrode;
proceeding with DC or reverse pulse electroplating for about 2 to 120 seconds to achieve conductivity specified for a single or multiple conveyorized step processing of the seed pattern;
moving the apparatus to remove the uniform intimate contact with the substrate after the DC or reverse pulse electroplating or proceeding with a next step of conveyorized processing; and
optionally introducing a new substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,480,087

MEMBRANE ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY AND ELECTROCHEMICAL HYDROGEN PUMP

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A membrane electrode assembly comprising:an electrolyte membrane that includes a pair of main surfaces;
a cathode catalyst layer that is provided to one main surface of the electrolyte membrane;
an anode catalyst layer that is provided to the other main surface of the electrolyte membrane;
a cathode gas diffusion layer that is provided to the cathode catalyst layer; and
an anode gas diffusion layer that is provided to the anode catalyst layer,
 an anode gas diffusion device including:
an anode main body that includes an anode gas diffusion layer that is provided to the anode catalyst layer; and
 an anode gas flow path plate, wherein
the anode main body is provided between the anode gas flow path plate and the anode catalyst layer, wherein
the anode gas diffusion layer includes a metal steel plate that includes a main surface and a plurality of vent holes through which gas passes, the main surface of the metal steel plate neighboring the anode catalyst layer,
unevenness is provided to the main surface of the metal steel plate that neighbors the anode catalyst layer, and
a difference in a height of the unevenness in a thickness direction of the metal steel plate is less than a thickness of the electrolyte membrane.

US Pat. No. 10,480,086

MULTIPURPOSE ELECTROLYTIC DEVICE (MPED) FOR FORCED OR SPONTANEOUS ELECTROLYTIC PROCESSES, WITH INDEPENDENT ELECTROLYTES

PROTECH SPA, Santiago (C...

1. Multipurpose electrolytic device (MPED) for forced or spontaneous processes of electrowinning of metals, electrooxidation (EOXI) or electroreduction (ERED) of ionic species with independent electrolytes which allows the electrolytic transformation of ions in a controlled manner, wherein the device (MPED) is a tank of solid and monolithic structure, manufactured of non-electrically conductive strategic material based on polymers, acrylic material or cellular cement and of a rectangular geometric shape; wherein the device MPED comprises two end containing sides, one right and one left, and two contiguous perforated inner sides or walls joined by bolts with washers and nuts inserted into perforations arranged in register on each inner side; wherein the MPED further comprises two inner compartments, one cationic and the other one anionic, each formed by two lateral sides and one lower horizontal side adhered to said end containing sides and coincidentally overlapping when facing each other; wherein said two inner compartments are connected by means of a selective and unidirectional ion exchange membrane centrally disposed in between a window or perforation formed in each of the inner perforated sides or walls, the membrane being either a cationic ion exchange (CIEM) membrane or anionic ion exchange (AIEM) membrane, depending on the process, wherein a strategic solution (SS) is respectively injected into each inner compartment as catholyte or anolyte and strategic electrodes corresponding to a cathode and an anode are respectively submerged into the catholyte and anolyte; wherein each electrode is connected to a respective conductive bar; wherein in the lower part of each inner compartment there is located a solution distributing pressurized tank; wherein said solution distributing pressurized tank is connected by one of its ends to a solution inlet pipe and in the upper face of said solution distributing pressurized tank there is located a perforated solution distribution bar or plate; wherein the perforations of the distribution bar or plate have an inclination angle pointing toward the surface of the ionic exchange membranes; wherein the other end of the solution distributing pressurized tank is closed; wherein each of the inner compartments comprise therein a vertical side wall which is smaller in height than that of the lateral sides of the compartment, thus forming an overflow tank opposite the solution inlet pipe for discharging strategic solution (SS); wherein said overflow tank is connected to a solution outlet pipe; wherein the MPED incorporates a compartment lid or seal for controlling the pressure of the fluid contained therein as a strategic solution (SS), either as catholyte or anolyte, wherein said compartment lid or seal incorporates a gas conveying pipe.

US Pat. No. 10,480,080

METHOD FOR ACTIVATING METAL SURFACES TO BE PHOSPHATED

ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe...

1. A method for activating a metal surface prior to a phosphating process, the method comprising:adding to an activating bath of activating particles dispersed in water an additive that suppresses or at least slows agglomeration of the activating particles, wherein the activating particles are based on at least one of phosphate or titanium;
adding to the activating bath a surfactant for suppressing or slowing agglomeration of the activating particles, wherein the surfactant is at least one of polyethylene glycol or sodium stearate; and
bringing the metal surface into contact with the activating bath.

US Pat. No. 10,480,079

ELECTROPLATINGLY DECORATED COMPONENT COMPRISING SYMBOLS OR A STRUCTURE INTRODUCED INTO THE SURFACE, AND METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION THEREOF

Gerhardi Kunststofftechni...

1. A method for producing an electroplated component, the method comprising:injection-molding a component from plastic that can be electroplated, the component having a front side and a rear side;
imprinting a symbol onto the front side of the component from a varnish system that cannot be electroplated and is stable to electroplating;
electroplating a decorative coating onto the front side of the component and leaving the rear side of the component free of a metal coating; and
burning outer contours of the symbol via a laser beam such that the symbol includes a clean line.

US Pat. No. 10,480,077

PEALD APPARATUS TO ENABLE RAPID CYCLING

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...

1. A semiconductor processing chamber, comprising:a substrate support;
an electrode opposite the substrate support, the electrode having a gas inlet in a peripheral region thereof;
an edge ring disposed around a peripheral region of the substrate support, the edge ring having an outer first barrier extending at least partly around the edge ring, which is an unbroken barrier, and an inner second barrier extending at least partly around the edge ring, which is an intermittent barrier, wherein each of the first barrier and the second barrier mates with and enters into a respective recess in the electrode, and wherein the first barrier and the second barrier define an inlet channel; and
a seal member disposed in each of the recesses.

US Pat. No. 10,480,075

GRAPHENE SYNTHESIS CHAMBER AND METHOD OF SYNTHESIZING GRAPHENE BY USING THE SAME

NPS Corporation, Hwaseon...

1. A graphene synthesis method comprising:disposing a substrate including a metal thin film in an inner space of a graphene synthesis chamber;
depressurizing the inner space;
supplying a gas including carbon into the inner space; and
irradiating a light to the inner space to heat the substrate using a main heating unit,
wherein an auxiliary heating unit comprising a graphite which absorbs the light emitted by the main heating unit, and emit radiant heat toward the substrate is disposed between the main heating unit and the substrate,
wherein the auxiliary heating unit comprises a first auxiliary heating unit which faces a first surface of the substrate, and a second auxiliary heating unit which faces a second surface, opposite to the first surface, of the substrate,
wherein each of the first auxiliary heating unit and the second auxiliary heating unit is spaced apart from the substrate,
wherein the main heating unit comprises a first main heating unit and a second main heating unit, and
wherein the first auxiliary heating unit is disposed between the first main heating unit and the substrate, and the second auxiliary heating unit is disposed between the second main heating unit and the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,480,073

ROTATING SEMI-BATCH ALD DEVICE

1. A rotating semi-batch ALD device, comprising:a vacuum container,
a rotating susceptor,
a plurality of substrates being processed disposed on the susceptor,
a substrate heating heater,
a plurality of substantially sector-shaped reaction gas supply means disposed in an upper portion of the vacuum container,
a plurality of separate purge gas supply means disposed between the plurality of substantially sector-shaped reaction gas supply means, and
a vacuum evacuation means provided as an independent separate system for each reaction gas,
wherein
the rotating semi-batch ALD device repeatedly exposes the substrates to the reaction gas sequentially by rotating the susceptor to perform an ALD deposition,
an entire circumference of each reaction gas supply means is surrounded by a different one of a plurality of first vacuum evacuation grooves as first parts of the vacuum evacuation means, and
an entire circumference of each of the plurality of separate purge gas supply means is surrounded by a different one of a plurality of separate second vacuum evacuation grooves as second parts of the vacuum evacuation means.

US Pat. No. 10,480,068

CHAMBER LINER FOR HIGH TEMPERATURE PROCESSING

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...

1. A chamber liner, comprising:an annular bottom portion configured to extend underneath a substrate support positioned in a processing chamber and defining an opening in a center region therein underneath the substrate support; and
a sidewall portion extending from the annular bottom portion, the sidewall portion having:
a first sidewall portion having a first outer diameter, a first inner diameter and a first inner surface;
a second sidewall portion having a second outer diameter, wherein the second outer diameter is greater than the first outer diameter, and the first sidewall portion is disposed between the second sidewall portion and the annular bottom portion, the second sidewall portion having a second inner surface configured to define a processing region that is disposed above the substrate support during processing and having a second inner diameter, wherein the second inner diameter is less than the first inner diameter; and
a conical inner surface extending between the first inner surface and the second inner surface, wherein the conical inner surface is angled inwardly from the first inner surface to the second inner surface, wherein the sidewall portion is disposed within the processing chamber and spaced apart from inner surfaces of the processing chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,480,065

GAS DISTRIBUTION FOR CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION/INFILTRATION

GOODRICH CORPORATION, Ch...

1. A gas distribution plate for a chemical vapor deposition/infiltration system, the gas distribution plate comprising:a body comprising a first side and a second side opposite the first side, wherein the body is hollow and defines an internal cavity;
a plurality of pass-through tubes extending through the internal cavity, wherein each pass-through tube of the plurality of pass-through tubes extends from a first opening defined in the first side of the body to a second opening defined in the second side, wherein a reaction gas is configured to flow through the plurality of pass-through tubes; and
a cavity inlet defined in the first side of the body, wherein a gaseous mitigation agent is configured to flow into the internal cavity of the body via the cavity inlet; and
a plurality of cavity outlets defined in the second side of the body, wherein the gaseous mitigation agent is configured flow out the internal cavity via the plurality of cavity outlets;
wherein the body comprises a conical distribution feature having a base and an apex, wherein the base is flush with and extends from the second side of the body and the apex protrudes into the internal cavity directly opposite the cavity inlet.

US Pat. No. 10,480,062

SPUTTERING APPARATUS AND SPUTTERING METHOD USING THE SAME

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A sputtering apparatus, comprising:a substrate holder;
a first counterpart target area, including a first target and at least one first magnetic part, to form a magnetic field in a first plasma area adjacent to the first target;
a second counterpart target area, including a second target and at least one second magnetic part, to form a magnetic field in a second plasma area adjacent to the second target, the second counterpart target area spaced from the first counterpart target area in a first direction, with the first and second plasma areas therebetween;
a power supply to supply a first power voltage to the first and second targets; and
a control anode to face the substrate holder in a second direction crossing the first direction, with the first and second plasma areas therebetween, and to receive a control voltage greater than the first power voltage;
a control magnetic part to face the substrate holder in the second direction, with the first and second plasma areas therebetween, wherein:
a first pole of the control magnetic part and a second pole of the control magnetic part having a polarity different from the first pole are sequentially arranged in the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,480,057

APPARATUS AND A METHOD FOR PLATING AN ND—FE—B MAGNET

YANTAI SHOUGANG MAGNETIC ...

1. An apparatus for plating an Nd—Fe—B magnet using a target source material, said apparatus comprising:a furnace defining a vacuum chamber;
an anode being elongated disposed in said vacuum chamber of said furnace;
a cathode being elongated and disposed in said vacuum chamber of said furnace spaced from said anode and configured with the Nd—Fe—B magnet;
at least one target source holder being elongated and disposed in said vacuum chamber and supporting said anode and said cathode, said anode and said cathode and said at least one target source being disposed in a parallel and spaced relationship with one another, the cathode configured for receiving the target source material to coat the Nd—Fe—B magnet, wherein said target source material contains metal and is selected from at least one of Dysprosium, Terbium, Holmium, Praseodymium, Neodymium, Niobium, Molybdenum, Copper, Titanium, Aluminum, and Cobalt;
a thermal insulator disposed in said vacuum chamber surrounding said cathode and said at least one target source wherein said anode is located outside of said thermal insulator;
a pulse bias power supply electrically connected to said cathode and said anode for cleaning and vaporizing the target source material to plate the target source material onto the Nd—Fe—B magnet;
a DC bias power supply electrically connected to said at least one target source holder and said anode with said anode being grounded;
said furnace defining an outlet aperture in fluid communication with said vacuum chamber for withdrawing air from said vacuum chamber to reduce pressure in said vacuum pressure and an inlet aperture in fluid communication with said vacuum chamber for feeding an inert gas to said vacuum chamber;
said furnace defining an observation window for allowing a user to look into the vacuum chamber; and
an optical pyrometer disposed adjacent to said observation window and facing toward said observation window and said vacuum chamber for monitoring a temperature in said vacuum chamber;
said cathode and said at least one target source holder defining a predetermined distance between 5 mm and 200 mm between said cathode and said target source holder to increase efficiency of depositing the target source material on the Nd—Fe—B magnet and provide a uniform coating on the Nd—Fe—B magnet.

US Pat. No. 10,480,052

PERMANENT MAGNET, AND MOTOR AND GENERATOR USING THE SAME

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. A permanent magnet comprising:a composition represented by a composition formula:
R(FepMqCurCtCo1-p-q-r-t)z
wherein R is at least one element selected from the group consisting of rare-earth elements, M is at least one element selected from the group consisting of Ti, Zr and Hf, p is a number, which is an atomic ratio, satisfying 0.27?p?0.45, q is a number, which is an atomic ratio, satisfying 0.01?q?0.05, r is a number, which is an atomic ratio, satisfying 0.01?r?0.1, t is a number, which is an atomic ratio, satisfying 0.002?t?0.03, and z is a number, which is an atomic ratio, satisfying 6?r?9; and
a metallic structure including a main phase containing a Th2Zn17 crystal phase, and a sub phase of the element M having an element M concentration of 30 atomic % or more and containing carbide of element M,
wherein the sub phase precipitates in the metallic structure, and a ratio of a circumferential length to a precipitated area of the sub phase is 2 or more and 9.2 or less, and a number of precipitates per a unit area, which is 50 mm×50 mm, of the sub phase is two or more.

US Pat. No. 10,480,044

RESISTANCE ANNEALING FURNACE TO ANNEAL A METAL WIRE, STRAND, STRING, WIRE ROD OR STRAP

SAMP S.P.A. CON UNICO SOC...

1. A resistance annealing furnace for annealing a metal wire, strand, string, wire rod or strap, the annealing furnace (1) comprising at least two electric axes (5-7), which are provided with respective pulleys (8-10) to convey said metal wire (2), strand, string, wire rod or strap, and a DC voltage generator (14) suppliable with an AC voltage (Uac) in order to generate an annealing voltage (Uann) applied between the at least two electric axes (5-7), so as to produce an electric current in a section of the metal wire (2), strand, string, wire rod or strap between the at least two electric axes (5-7) that provokes the annealing due to Joule effect; said DC voltage generator (14) comprising an active power supply (19), which is supplied with said AC voltage (Uac) so as to generate an intermediate DC voltage (Udc), a pulse width modulator (PWM) (20) to transform the intermediate voltage (Udc) into a first PWM voltage (Um1) with the same amplitude, a voltage transformer (21) to transform the first PWM voltage (Um1) into a corresponding second PWM voltage (Um2) with a smaller amplitude, and a voltage rectifier (22) to transform the second PWM voltage (Um2) into the annealing voltage (Uann).

US Pat. No. 10,480,039

METHOD FOR TREATING LIGNOCELLULOSIC MATERIALS

Stora Enso OYJ, Helsinki...

1. A method of generating a refined a sugar stream that comprises xylose from a biomass hydrolysis solution, comprising:(i) contacting a biomass hydrolysis solution that comprises a population of mixed sugars comprising xylose, an acid, and impurities, with a thermally-phase separable solvent to form an extraction mixture; and
(ii) separating, by inducing a phase separation with an increased temperature, from said extraction mixture a first stream comprising the thermally-phase separable solvent, acid, and impurities and a second, refined sugar stream that comprises xylose.

US Pat. No. 10,479,979

METHOD FOR MAKING AND USING COLD ATMOSPHERIC PLASMA STIMULATED MEDIA FOR CANCER TREATMENT

US Patent Innovations, LL...

1. A method for preparing stable cold atmospheric plasma stimulated cell culture media with a cold atmospheric plasma system having a delivery port out of which inert gas flows, the method comprising the steps of:placing a cell culture media in a first well, said first well having a bottom and having a diameter greater than 20 mm; wherein said cell culture media placed in said first well has a volume of 4 ml or less, said cell culture media comprising an amino acid solution not having cysteine or tryptophan;
treating said cell culture media in said first well with cold atmospheric plasma, wherein said treating is performed with a gap between said delivery port and said bottom of said first well is between 2.5 cm and 3.5 cm; and
applying a portion of said treated media to cancer cells.

US Pat. No. 10,479,971

CELL CULTURE DEVICE AND CELL CULTURE METHOD

FUJIFILM CORPORATION, To...

1. A cell culture device comprising:a culture container which has a first inflow port and a first outflow port and is used for culturing cells;
a first flow path which connects the first outflow port to the first inflow port;
a first storage container which is a storage container, which is provided within the first flow path and used for storing cells cultured in the culture container, the first storage container having a second inflow port which is connected to the first outflow port and a second outflow port which is connected to the first inflow port;
a second flow path connecting a first region within the first flow path which is positioned between the second outflow port and the first inflow port, and a second region within the first flow path which is positioned between the second inflow port and the first outflow port;
a division processing portion which is provided within the second flow path, performs a division process of dividing a cell aggregation, which is an aggregation of cells cultured in the culture container and flows in from the first flow path via the first region, and allows the cells subjected to the division process to flow out into the first flow path via the second region; and
a medium supply portion which supplies a medium to the inside of the first flow path.

US Pat. No. 10,479,966

FERMENTATION MONITORING AND MANAGEMENT

PicoBrew, Inc., Seattle,...

1. A method performed by a computer processor for generating a calculated anticipated weight change for a fermentation control system, said method comprising:receiving a recipe description for a recipe, said recipe comprising a mashing stage and a fermenting stage;
determine an ingredients list for said recipe, said ingredients comprising malted grains from which sugars are extracted in said mashing stage;
calculate an estimated sugar content based on said ingredients list, said estimated sugar being calculated at least in part from said malted grains;
calculate said calculated anticipated weight change at least in part based on said estimated sugar content; and
transmit said calculated anticipated weight change to said fermentation control system.

US Pat. No. 10,479,961

LEUCO POLYMERS AS BLUING AGENTS IN LAUNDRY CARE COMPOSITIONS

1. A laundry care composition comprising: (a) at least one laundry care ingredient and (b) at least one leuco polymer comprising a polymeric carbohydrate and a leuco moiety, wherein the polymeric carbohydrate and the leuco moiety are covalently bound, wherein the leuco composition is a compound according to formula (I)
wherein the ratio of Formula I to its oxidized form is at least 1:3; wherein each individual Ro, Rm and Rp group on each of rings A, B and C is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, deuterium and R5; wherein each R5 is independently selected from the group consisting of halogens, nitro, alkyl, substituted alkyl, aryl, substituted aryl, alkaryl, substituted alkaryl, —C(O)R1, —C(O)OR1, —C(O)O—, —C(O)NR1R2, —OC(O)R1, —OC(O)OR1, —OC(O)NR1R2, —S(O)2R1, —S(O)2OR1, —S(O)2O—, —S(O)2NR1R2, —NR1C(O)R2, —NR1C(O)OR2, —NR1C(O)SR2, —NR1C(O)NR2R3, —OR1, —NR1R2, —P(O)2R1, —P(O)(OR1)2, —P(O)(OR1)O?, and —P(O)(O?)2;
wherein all of the Ro and Rm groups on all three rings A, B or C are hydrogen;
wherein G is hydrogen;
wherein R1, R2 and R3 are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, alkyl, substituted alkyl, aryl, substituted aryl, alkaryl, substituted alkaryl, and R4; R4 is a organic group composed of one or more organic monomers with said monomer molecular weights ranging from 28 to 500;
wherein any charge present in any of the compounds is balanced with a suitable independently selected internal or external counterion.

US Pat. No. 10,479,958

OLIVE POMACE PRODUCTS, METHOD OF PRODUCTION AND THEIR USES

UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO, O...

1. An olive pomace or an olive pomace solid substrate, comprising:up to 1% (m/m) of olive fat material; and
up to 0.06% (m/m) of phytotoxic compounds.

US Pat. No. 10,479,948

PROCESS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF LIGHT OLEFINS AND AROMATICS FROM A HYDROCARBON FEEDSTOCK

SAUDI BASIC INDUSTRIES CO...

1. A process for the production of light olefins and aromatics from a hydrocarbon feedstock, the process consisting of(a) feeding a hydrocarbon feedstock into a fluid catalytic cracker (FCC) unit
(b) separating reaction products, which are generated from the FCC reaction, into a bottom stream, and middle stream and a top stream;
(c) feeding the middle stream from (b) to a gasoline hydrocracker (GHC) unit,
(d) separating reaction products of said GHC of step (c) into an overhead gas stream comprising hydrogen, methane and C2-C4 paraffins, a stream rich in BTX and a heavy cycle oil stream,
(e) separating C2-C4 paraffins from said overhead gas stream coming from the gasoline hydrocracker (GHC) unit, and feeding only said C2-C4 paraffins from said overhead gas stream from the gasoline hydrocracker (GHC) unit directly to the furnace section of a steam cracker unit;
(f) combining the heavy cycle oil stream from (d) and the bottom stream from (b);
(g) separating reaction products of said steam cracking unit in a separation section into an overhead stream, which contains C2-C6 alkanes, a middle stream, which contains C2-olefins, C3-olefins and C4-olefins, a first bottom stream comprising C9+ hydrocarbons, and a second bottom stream comprising aromatic hydrocarbon compounds and non-aromatic hydrocarbon compounds; and
(h) sending the top stream from (b) to the separation section from (g), wherein the temperature in the FCC is 700° C.

US Pat. No. 10,479,943

FLUID CATALYTIC CRACKING PROCESS EMPLOYING A LIPID-CONTAINING FEEDSTOCK

Chevron U.S.A. Inc., San...

1. A method for making a diesel fuel comprising coprocessing a petroleum-derived feedstock with up to 50 wt. %, relative to the total weight of the feedstocks, of a lipid-containing feedstock in the presence of a catalyst under fluidized catalytic cracking conditions to obtain the diesel fuel;wherein the fluidized catalytic cracking conditions comprise a temperature of from about 920° F. to about 1050° F. a pressure of from about 14 psia to about 50 psia, and for a time period ranging from about 0.1 second to about 3 seconds;
wherein the coprocessing is carried out in a fluid catalytic cracking unit;
wherein the petroleum-derived feedstock is injected into the fluid catalytic cracking unit at a first injection point, and the lipid-containing feedstock is injected into the fluid catalytic cracking unit at a second injection point, separate from the first injection point; and
wherein the fluid catalytic cracking unit comprises a riser reactor and a riser quench, and the second injection point flows into the riser quench.

US Pat. No. 10,479,940

LIQUID CRYSTAL COMPOSITION AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

JNC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A liquid crystal composition that has positive dielectric anisotropy, and contains at least one compound selected from the group of compounds represented by formula (1) as a first component, a compound represented by formula (2) as a second component, at least one polar compound as a first additive and at least one polymerizable compound as a second additive:
wherein, in formula (1), R1a is alkyl having 1 to 12 carbons, alkoxy having 1 to 12 carbons or alkenyl having 2 to 12 carbons; ring Q and ring S are independently 1,4-cyclohexylene, 1,4-phenylene, 2-fluoro-1,4-phenylene, 2,3-difluoro-1,4-phenylene, 2,6-difluoro-1,4-phenylene, pyrimidine-2,5-diyl, 1,3-dioxane-2,5-diyl or tetrahydropyran-2,5-diyl; Z1a and Z2a are independently a single bond, —CH2CH2—, —CH?CH—, —CH2O—, —OCH2—, —COO—, —OCO—, —CF2O— or —OCF2—; X1a and X2a are independently hydrogen or fluorine; Y1a is fluorine, chlorine, alkyl having 1 to 12 carbons in which at least one hydrogen is replaced by fluorine or chlorine, alkoxy having 1 to 12 carbons in which at least one hydrogen is replaced by fluorine or chlorine, or alkenyloxy having 2 to 12 carbons in which at least one hydrogen is replaced by fluorine or chlorine; q is 1, 2, 3 or 4; s is 0, 1, 2 or 3; and a sum of q and s is 4 or less.

US Pat. No. 10,479,933

EXTREME SYNTHESIS OF CRYSTALLINE AEROGEL MATERIALS FROM AMORPHOUS AEROGEL PRECURSORS

Lawrence Livermore Nation...

1. A method, comprising:positioning a porous structure in a pressure cell;
injecting an inert pressure medium within the pressure cell; and
pressurizing the pressure cell to a pressure that thermodynamically favors a crystalline phase of the porous structure over an amorphous phase of the porous structure to transition the amorphous phase of the porous structure into the crystalline phase of the porous structure.

US Pat. No. 10,479,923

CEMENT COMPOSITION FOR LOST CIRCULATION APPLICATION AND METHOD OF CEMENTING

Halliburton Energy Servic...

15. A well cement composition comprising:an aqueous base fluid;
solid materials comprising:
a microtine cement;
nanoparticles comprising nano-silica;
a synthetic clay; and
a thixotropic modifier, wherein the thixotropic modifier is selected from sodium silicate, silicic acid, and combinations thereof, wherein the thixotropic modifier is present in an amount of about 0.1% to about 5% by weight of a cementitious material.

US Pat. No. 10,479,921

CEMENT HAVING CROSS-LINKED POLYMERS

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A method of forming a cement composition for use in a wellbore comprising:forming a cross linked polyamide by reacting a trifunctional carboxylic acid with a diamine;
combining an amount of cement, water, and the cross linked polyamide to form a mixture; and
curing the mixture to from a cement composition.

US Pat. No. 10,479,911

COMPOSITION AND METHOD FOR POLISHING MEMORY HARD DISKS EXHIBITING REDUCED EDGE ROLL OFF

Cabot Microelectronics Co...

1. A chemical-mechanical polishing composition comprising:(a) an abrasive comprising colloidal silica and fused silica,
(b) about 10 ppm to about 1000 ppm of a compound of formula (I):

wherein R is selected from
a straight chain or branched chain C1-C20 alkyl,


R5C6H4, and
R6—O—(R7O)n—,
wherein R1-R5 are independently selected from straight chain or branched chain C1-C20 alkyls,
wherein R6 is a straight chain or branched chain C1-C20 alkyl or R8—C6H4—,
wherein R7 is a straight chain or branched chain C2-C10 alkylene,
wherein R8 is a straight chain or branched chain C1-C20 alkyl,
wherein n is an integer of from 1 to about 20,
wherein X and Y are independently O or a covalent bond, and
wherein A and B are independently an alkali metal cation or an organic amine compound,
(c) an amino acid,
(d) hydrogen peroxide, and
(e) water,
wherein the polishing composition has a pH of about 1 to about 5.

US Pat. No. 10,479,901

MAGNETIC MULTILAYER PIGMENT FLAKE AND COATING COMPOSITION

Viavi Solutions Inc., Sa...

1. A symmetric pigment flake, comprising:a plurality of semi-transparent absorbing magnetic layers;
a plurality of dielectric layers; and
a plurality of opaque reflecting magnetic layers; and
wherein two opaque reflecting magnetic layers of the plurality of opaque reflecting magnetic layers have a larger physical thickness than that of two other opaque reflecting magnetic layers.

US Pat. No. 10,479,893

PREPARATION OF IRON (III) OXIDE PIGMENT

LANXESS Deutschland GmbH,...

1. A process for producing haematite pigments, the process comprising: contacting iron, an aqueous haematite nucleus suspension containing haematite nuclei which have a particle size of 100 nm or less and a specific BET surface area of 40 m2/g to 150 m2/g (measured in accordance with DIN 66131), and an iron(II) nitrate solution, in the presence of at least one oxygen-containing gas at temperatures of 70 to 99° C. to produce a suspension comprising haematite pigment,wherein the aqueous solution of the iron, the haematite nucleus suspension, and the iron(II) nitrate solution is mixed by means of hydraulic mixing;
wherein the hydraulic mixing is carried out by means of at least one pump which takes a liquid phase from a reactor at an outlet and feeds it back into the reactor at another place by an inlet, and
wherein the at least one oxygen-containing gas is introduced into the aqueous solution with a gas introduction volume of 6 m3 of gas volume/m3 of batch volume/hour or less.

US Pat. No. 10,479,880

RUBBER COMPOSITION FOR TIRES AND PNEUMATIC TIRE

SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIE...

1. A pneumatic tire, formed from a rubber composition for tires,the rubber composition comprising an organosilicon compound represented by average compositional formula (I) below having a ratio of the number of sulfur atoms to the number of silicon atoms of 1.1 to 1.2,

wherein x represents the average number of sulfur atoms; m represents an integer of 6 to 12; and R1 to R6 are the same or different and each represent a C1-C6 alkyl or alkoxy group, at least one of R1 to R3 and at least one of R4 to R6 are the alkoxy groups, and two or more of the alkyl or alkoxy groups for R1 to R6 may be joined to form a ring.

US Pat. No. 10,479,871

FIBER STRUCTURE FOR FIBER REINFORCED COMPOSITE MATERIAL, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING FIBER STRUCTURE FOR FIBER REINFORCED COMPOSITE MATERIAL, AND FIBER REINFORCED COMPOSITE MATERIAL

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA J...

1. A fiber structure for a fiber-reinforced composite material, which includes a fiber structure of discontinuous fibers and matrix resin impregnated into the fiber structure, the fiber structure comprising a section in which a width varies continuously along a central axis in a plan view,wherein, in a section in which the width increases continuously along the central axis, discontinuous fibers are aligned radially along the central axis, and both a thickness of the fiber structure and a density of the discontinuous fibers are uniform.

US Pat. No. 10,479,866

BLOCK COPOLYMERS INCLUDING POLY(PHENYLENE) AND METHODS THEREOF

1. A composition comprising a structure having the formula (Ia):or a salt thereof, wherein:each R1 and R3 is, independently, H, halo, optionally substituted C1-12 alkyl, optionally substituted C1-12 haloalkyl, optionally substituted C1-12 perfluoroalkyl, optionally substituted C1-12 heteroalkyl, RS, RP, RC, or RF, wherein RS is an acidic moiety comprising a sulfonyl group, RP is an acidic moiety comprising a phosphoryl group, RC is an acidic moiety comprising a carbonyl group, and RF is an electron-withdrawing moiety;
each RT is, independently, H, halo, optionally substituted C1-12 alkyl, optionally substituted C1-12 alkoxy, RS, RP, RC, or RF;
each L1a and L2a is, independently, a covalent bond, carbonyl, oxy, thio, azo, phosphonoyl, phosphoryl, sulfonyl, sulfinyl, sulfonamide, imino, imine, phosphine, nitrilo, optionally substituted C1-12 alkylene, optionally substituted C1-12 alkyleneoxy, optionally substituted C1-12 heteroalkylene, optionally substituted C1-12 heteroalkyleneoxy, optionally substituted C4-18 arylene, or optionally substituted C4-18 aryleneoxy;
each ArL and ArM is, independently, a bivalent linker comprising optionally substituted arylene;
each ArP comprises an optionally substituted arylene or is a covalent bond;
each q is, independently, an integer of from 1 to 5;
each t is, independently, an integer of from 1 to 4;
each of m1 and m2 is, independently, an integer of from 3 to 10 from 1 to 10; and
m is an integer of from about 1 to 1000,
wherein at least one of L1a and/or L2a is not a covalent bond.

US Pat. No. 10,479,861

CATALYTIC CARBONYLATION CATALYSTS AND METHODS

Novomer, Inc., Boston, M...

1. A catalyst comprising:i) a metal complex of formula (III-a), (III-b), (III-c), (IV-a), (IV-b), (IV-c), (V-a), (V-b), (VI-a), (VI-b), or (VI-c):
wherein:Rc, Rd and Re at each occurrence is independently:
(Z+)b, wherein:
is a bond or a linker;
Z+ is a cationic functional group; and
b is an integer from 1 to 4 inclusive; or
hydrogen, halogen, —OR4, —NRy2, —SRy, —CN, —NO2, —SO2Ry, —SORy, —SO2NRy2; —CNO, —NRySO2Ry, —NCO, —N3; or an optionally substituted group selected from the group consisting of C1-20 aliphatic; C1-20 heteroaliphatic having 1-4 heteroatoms independently selected from the group consisting of nitrogen, oxygen, and sulfur; 6- to 10-membered aryl; 5- to 10-membered heteroaryl having 1-4 heteroatoms independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, or sulfur; and 4- to 7-membered heterocyclic having 1-2 heteroatoms independently selected from the group consisting of nitrogen, oxygen, and sulfur,
wherein two or more Rc groups, or two or more Rd groups may be taken together to form one or more optionally substituted rings,
wherein each Ry is independently hydrogen, or an optionally substituted group selected the group consisting of acyl; carbamoyl; arylalkyl; 6- to 10-membered aryl; C1-12 aliphatic; C1-12 heteroaliphatic having 1-2 heteroatoms independently selected from the group consisting of nitrogen, oxygen, and sulfur; 5- to 10-membered heteroaryl having 1-4 heteroatoms independently selected from the group consisting of nitrogen, oxygen, and sulfur; 4- to 7-membered heterocyclic having 1-2 heteroatoms independently selected from the group consisting of nitrogen, oxygen, and sulfur; an oxygen protecting group; and a nitrogen protecting group;
or wherein two Ry on the same nitrogen atom are taken with the nitrogen atom to form an optionally substituted 4- to 7-membered heterocyclic ring having 0-2 additional heteroatoms independently selected from the group consisting of nitrogen, oxygen, and sulfur;
R4 is a hydroxyl protecting group or Ry;
R12 is selected from the group consisting of: a (Z+)b group; or an optionally substituted radical selected from the group consisting of C1-20 aliphatic; C1-20 heteroaliphatic; and phenyl; and
M1 and M2 comprise metal atoms, and may be the same or different; and
ii) at least one anionic metal carbonyl species associated with at least one of Z+.

US Pat. No. 10,479,859

AROMATIC POLYESTER POLYETHER POLYOLS, POLYURETHANES MADE THEREFROM AND BUILDING MATERIALS COMPRISING SAME

Talaco Holdings, LLC, La...

1. An aromatic polyester polyether polyol having a structure that is either:a) based on a glycerol backbone, the structure represented by a formula:

wherein each of R1, R2, and R3 is independently selected from hydroxyl and a structure represented by a formula:

provided that at least one of R1, R2, and R3 is not hydroxyl;
wherein m has a value such that the aromatic polyester polyether polyol has a Brookfield Cone and Plate Viscosity of less than about 5 Poise carried out using Spindle #4, at 100 rpm and 60° C.;
and wherein each of n1, n2, and n3 is an integer independently selected from 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9, provided that a sum of the values for n1, n2, and n3 is 1 to 9;
or
b) based on a trimethylolpropane backbone, the structure represented by a formula:

wherein each of R1, R2, and R3 is independently selected from hydroxyl and a structure represented by a formula:

provided that at least one of R1, R2, and R3 is not hydroxyl;
wherein m has a value such that the aromatic polyester polyether polyol has a Brookfield Cone and Plate Viscosity of less than about 5 Poise carried out using Spindle #4 at 100 rpm and 60° C.;
and wherein each of n1, n2, and n3 is an integer independently selected from 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9, provided that a sum of the values for n1, n2, and n3 is 1 to 9.

US Pat. No. 10,479,855

(METH)ACRYLIC COPOLYMER, ADHESIVE COMPOSITION AND ADHESIVE SHEET CONTAINING SAME, AND COATING MATERIAL AND COATED PRODUCT USING SAME

Mitsubishi Chemical Corpo...

1. A (meth)acrylic copolymer (A) having a weight average molecular weight of 1,000 to 1,000,000,wherein the (meth)acrylic copolymer (A) satisfies 0.12 wherein the (meth)acrylic copolymer (A) comprises a constituent unit derived from a macromonomer (a) having a number average molecular weight of 500 to 100,000 and a constituent unit derived from a vinyl monomer (b),
wherein the macromonomer (a) is represented by Formula (1):

wherein in Formula (1):
R is a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, a cycloalkyl group, an aryl group, or a heterocyclic group, the alkyl group, cycloalkyl group, aryl group, or heterocyclic group may have a substituent;
Z is an end group; and
the symbol “ . . . ” represents a main chain moiety comprising two or more constituent units represented by Formula (a?):

wherein in formula (a?):
P represents a hydrogen atom, a methyl group, or CH2OH:
Q is selected from the group consisting of OR, O2CR, halogen, CO2H, COR, CO2R CN, CONH2, CONHR, CONR2, and R?;
R is selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen atom, substituted and unsubstituted alkyl, substituted and unsubstituted aryl, substituted and unsubstituted heteroaryl, substituted and unsubstituted aralkyl, substituted and unsubstituted alkaryl, and substituted and unsubstituted organosilyl; the substituents are the same as or different from each other, and are selected from the group consisting of carboxylic acid, carboxylic acid ester, epoxy, hydroxyl, alkoxy, primary amino, secondary amino, tertiary amino, isocyanato, sulfonic acid, and halogen;
R? is selected from the aromatic group consisting of substituted and unsubstituted aryl, substituted and unsubstituted heteroaryl; and the substituents are the same as or different from each other, and are selected from the group consisting of carboxylic acid, carboxylic acid ester, epoxy, hydroxyl, alkoxy, primary amino, secondary amino, tertiary amino, isocyanate, sulfonic acid, substituted and unsubstituted alkyl, substituted and unsubstituted aryl, substituted and unsubstituted olefins, and halogen.

US Pat. No. 10,479,852

HYDROCHROMIC POLYDIACETYLENE COMPOSITE COMPOSITION, HYDROCHROMIC THIN FILM USING SAME, AND USE THEREOF

IUCF-HYU (INDUSTRY-UNIVER...

1. A method of sensing moisture, comprising: providing a polydiacetylene composite composition including a polydiacetylene polymerized from diacetylene monomers that are complexed with an alkali metal ionic compound to give a diacetylene composite, anddetecting color or fluorescent transition of the polydiacetylene composite composition after exposing the polydiacetylene composite composition to the moisture,
wherein each of the diacetylene monomers is a compound represented by the following Chemical Formula (2), or an mBzA compound in which a benzamide group is incorporated into a diacetylene molecule,
CH3(CH2)m-C?C—C?C—(CH2)n-COOH  [Chemical Formula 2]
wherein m+n is an integer of 2 to 50.

US Pat. No. 10,479,845

PROCESS FOR PREPARING A HALOGENATED ELASTOMER WITH IMPROVED MOONEY VISCOSITY STABILITY

ExxonMobil Chemical Paten...

1. A method of preparing a brominated elastomer, the method comprising:(a) polymerizing a C4 to C7 isomonoolefin and at least one monomer or other polymerizable unit to obtain a C4 to C7 isomonoolefin derived elastomer;
(b) adding a first portion of a Mooney stabilizer to the C4 to C7 isomonoolefin derived elastomer;
(c) contacting the C4 to C7 isomonoolefin derived elastomer with a halogenating agent and an emulsion in a bromination unit to form a brominated elastomer effluent, wherein an optional portion of the Mooney stabilizer is added to the bromination unit, wherein the emulsion comprises an oxidizing agent, water, solvent, and surfactant;
(d) adding a portion of the Mooney stabilizer to the brominated elastomer effluent;
(e) neutralizing the brominated elastomer effluent with a neutralizing agent and water to form a neutralized effluent, wherein an optional portion of the Mooney stabilizer is added to the neutralized effluent;
(f) volatizing a hydrocarbon solvent from the neutralizing effluent to form a brominated elastomer slurry;
(g) recovering a brominated elastomer from the brominated elastomer slurry, wherein an optional portion of the Mooney stabilizer is added to the recovered brominated elastomer.

US Pat. No. 10,479,842

TREATING MUCOSAL LESIONS WITH HYALURONAN DELIVERED FROM AN ADHERING TROCHE

Quest Products, LLC, Ple...

1. A bilayer troche comprising from 5 mg to less than 250 mg hyaluronan, wherein the troche has a pressed powder adherent layer and a pressed powder non-adherent layer, wherein the non-adherent layer comprises 2 to 50% hyaluronan by weight of the non-adherent layer and a lubricating substance, and wherein, when held in a human mouth, hyaluronan is released from the troche, thereby treating mucositis.

US Pat. No. 10,479,835

AGENT, USES AND METHODS FOR TREATMENT

1. An antibody, or an antigen-binding fragment thereof, comprising:a) a light chain variable domain L-CDR1 comprising SEQ ID NO: 17;
b) a light chain variable domain L-CDR 2 comprising SEQ ID NO: 18:
c) a light chain variable domain L-CDR 3 comprising SEQ ID NO: 19:
d) a heavy chain variable domain H-CDR 1 comprising SEQ ID NO: 20:
e) a heavy chain variable domain H-CDR 2 comprising SEQ ID NO: 21: and
f) a heavy chain variable domain H-CDR 3 comprising SEQ ID NO: 22.

US Pat. No. 10,479,811

PROCESS FOR PREPARING CYCLOPHOSPHAMIDE, INTERMEDIATES, AND MONOHYDRATE THEREOF

PHARMACORE BIOTECH CO., L...

1. A process for preparing cyclophosphamide monohydrate, comprising the steps of:(a) providing bis (2-chloroethyl) amine hydrochloride;
(b) converting bis (2-chloroethyl) amine hydrochloride into cyclophosphamide monohydrate represented as formula I, and

wherein the converting comprises the step of reacting bis (2-chloroethyl) amine hydrochloride with phosphorus oxychloride in the presence of a base in toluene at a temperature ranging from 20° C. to 60° C. to form bis-(2-chloroethyl)-phosphoramidic dichloride represented as formula II:

wherein the bis-(2-chloroethyl)-phosphoramidic dichloride represented as formula II is converted into the cyclophosphamide represented as formula I by reacting with 3-amino-1-propanol in the presence of the base in a solvent and purifying and isolating to yield a crystalline of cyclophosphamide monohydrate represented as formula I.

US Pat. No. 10,479,807

SILYLATED PYRIMIDINE PRODRUGS AND METHODS OF THEIR USE

Epigenetics Phrama LLC, ...

1. A compound having the formula:
wherein R1, R2, R7, and R8 are independently selected from hydrogen or Si(R4)(R5)(R6), wherein R4, R5, and R6 are independently selected from hydrogen or alkyl, provided that at least one of R1, R2, R7, or R8 is Si(R4)(R5)(R6).

US Pat. No. 10,479,806

HYDRIDOSILAPYRROLES, HYDRIDOSILAAZAPYRROLES, THIASILACYCLOPENTANES, METHOD FOR PREPARATION THEREOF, AND REACTION PRODUCTS THEREFROM

Gelest Technologies, Inc....

1. A silicon nitride or silicon carbonitride film produced from a hydridosilapyrrole or hydridosilaazapyrrole having formula (I):
wherein R is a substituted or unsubstituted organic group having a carbon or silicon bonded to the ring nitrogen and R? is an alkyl group.

US Pat. No. 10,479,798

SIX-MEMBERED RING BENZO DERIVATIVES AS DPP-4 INHIBITOR AND USE THEREOF

EAST CHINA UNIVERSITY OF ...

1. A compound having formula I, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or prodrug thereof, or an optically active isomer or solvate thereof:
wherein:
X is O
A is a benzene ring with 1 to 5 substituents, wherein each substituent is independently a halogen, a cyano, a hydroxy, a C1-6 alkyl, a C1-6 alkyl substituted by halogen, a C1-6 alkoxy, or a C1-6 alkoxy substituted by halogen;
A is a nitrogen-containing, or sulfur-containing five-membered or six-membered saturated or unsaturated heterocycle with 1 to 4 substituents, wherein each substituent is independently a halogen, a cyano, or a boronic acid group; or
A is a heterocycle selected from the following structures:

R is H, a halogen, a cyano, a hydroxy, a C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 alkyl with 1 to 5 F atoms, C1-6 alkoxy, or C1-6 alkoxy with 1 to 5 F atoms;
n is an integer of 1-2;
Ring B is an aromatic benzene ring, an aromatic heterocycle, a saturated or unsaturated 5-membered or 6-membered ring, a nitrogen-, oxygen-, or sulfur-containing five- or six-membered saturated or unsaturated heterocycle;
R1 is independently selected from the group consisting of a halogen, a cyano, a hydroxy, a C1-6 alkyl, a C1-6 alkyl group containing 1 to 5 F atoms, a C1-6 alkoxy, a C1-10 alkylcarbonyloxy, a C1-3 alkoxymethoxy, a disubstituted OCH2CH2O and OCH2O, COOH, a C1-6 alkoxycarbonyl, a carbamoyl, a methylcarbamido, a cyanomethylcarbonyl, an acetamidomethylcarbonyl, a 2-pyrrocarbonyl, a methoxycarbonylmethyl, a 4-pyranylcarbonyl, a 4-morpholinecarbonyl, a 1-piperazinecarbonyl, an amino, a NR2R3, a C1-5alkylcarboxamido, a C3-5 alkyllactam group, a C1-6 alkylsulfonamido, a C3-5 alkylsultam group, a mercapto, a C1-6 alkylthio, a C1-6 alkylthio containing 1 to 5 F atoms, a C1-6 alkylsulfinyl, a C1-6 alkylsulfonyl, a C3-5 cycloalkylsulfonyl, and a C1-5alkylsulfinyl, a N-propanesulfonyllactam group, a N-butanesulfonyllactam group, and a 3-pyrazolylamino;
m is an integer of 1 to 4; and
R2, R3 are independently selected from a C1-6 alkyl, or R2 and R3 together form a substituted or unsubstituted 5- or 6-membered heterocycloalkyl, or a substituted or unsubstituted 5-or 6-membered heterocycle group additionally containing N or O.

US Pat. No. 10,479,792

COMPOUNDS

GiaxoSmithKline Intellect...

1. A compound of Formula (I), or a salt thereof,
wherein
A1 is CH;
A2 is selected from CR13 and N;
R1 is selected from C1-C6alkyl, C3-C7cycloalkyl, C4-C7heterocycloalkyl, phenyl, C5-C6heteroaryl, C1-C6alkoxy, —OC3-C7cycloalkyl and NR10aR10b; wherein C3-C7cycloalkyl, C4-C7heterocycloalkyl, phenyl, C5-C6heteroaryl and —OC3-C7cycloalkyl are optionally substituted with one to three groups independently selected from hydroxy, methoxy, C1-C3alkyl and halo;
L1 is a linker group selected from —C(O)— and —S(O)n—, wherein n represents 1 to 2;
R3 is selected from hydrogen, halo, methyl, methoxy and cyano;
R4 is selected from hydrogen, halo, methyl, methoxy and cyano;
R2 is selected from hydrogen, halo, Ar, Cy, X, NR5aR5b and —C(O)—R15;
Ar is selected from phenyl and C5-C6heteroaryl, each of which is optionally substituted with one to three groups independently selected from halo and -L2-R7;
L2 is a linker group selected from a bond, —(CH2)m—, —O(CH2)m—, —C2-C4alkenyl-, —OC2-C4alkenyl-, —(CH2)p—NH—(CH2)q—, and —(CH2)pC(O)—(CH2)q—; wherein m represents 1 to 4 and p and q independently represent 0 to 4;
R7 is selected from hydrogen; hydroxy; NR8aR8b; C4-C7heterocycloalkyl optionally substituted with one or two C1-C3alkyl groups; C3-C7cycloalkyl; C1-C6alkoxy optionally substituted with one NR14aR14b group; and phenyl optionally substituted with one to three groups independently selected from halo, methoxy and methyl;
Cy is selected from C3-C7cycloalkyl, C4-C7heterocycloalkyl, C5-C7cycloalkenyl and C5-C7heterocycloalkenyl, each of which is optionally substituted with one to three groups independently selected from C1-C3alkyl, C1-C3alkoxy, C4-C7heterocycloalkyl, NR11aR11b, ?O, —C(O)—R15 and —C(O)O—R15;
X is selected from C1-C6alkyl, C2-C6alkenyl and C1-C6alkoxy, each of which is optionally substituted with one to three groups independently selected from hydroxy, methoxy, halo, NR13aR13b and C4-C7heterocycloalkyl, wherein C4-C7heterocycloalkyl is optionally substituted with one to three C1-C3alkyl groups;
R5a is selected from hydrogen; C1-C6alkyl optionally substituted with one group selected from Ar and Cy; —C(O)—R9; —C(O)—OR9; and —SO2—R9;
R5b is selected from hydrogen and C1-C3alkyl;
R8a and R8b are independently selected from hydrogen and C1-C3alkyl;
R9 is selected from C1-C6alkyl, C3-C7cycloalkyl, C4-C7heterocycloalkyl, phenyl and C5-C6heteroaryl;
R10a and R10b are independently selected from hydrogen and C1-C3alkyl;
R11a and R11b are independently selected from hydrogen and C1-C3alkyl;
R12 is selected from hydrogen, halo and methyl;
R13 is selected from hydrogen, C1-C3alkyl, —C(O)—C4-C7heterocycloalkyl, —C(O)—C1-C3alkyl and —C(O)—C3-C7cycloalkyl;
R13a and R13b are independently selected from hydrogen and C1-C3alkyl;
R14a and R14b are independently selected from hydrogen and C1-C3alkyl; and
R15 is selected from C1-C6alkyl, Ar, C3-C7cycloalkyl and C4-C7heterocycloalkyl.

US Pat. No. 10,479,789

PYRIDO[1,2-A]PYRIMIDONE ANALOG, CRYSTAL FORM THEREOF, INTERMEDIATE THEREOF AND PREPARATION METHOD THEREFOR

Chia Tai Tianqing Pharmac...

1. Crystalline forms of Compound 1 as represented by the following formula or salts thereof, wherein crystalline Forms of Compound 1 or the salts thereof are selected from the group consisting of Crystalline Forms I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII and IX:

US Pat. No. 10,479,784

SUBSTITUTED PYRAZIN-2-AMINES AS INHIBITORS OF ATR KINASE

VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS IN...

5. A pharmaceutical composition comprising a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier and a compound of claim 1, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,479,770

PHOSPHATIDYLINOSITOL 3-KINASE INHIBITORS

Gilead Sciences, Inc., F...


or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,479,761

PROCESS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF FORMALDEHYDE-STABILIZED UREA

Johnson Matthey Public Li...

1. A process for producing formaldehyde-stabilised urea, comprising the steps of:(a) generating a synthesis gas comprising hydrogen, nitrogen, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and steam in a synthesis gas generation unit;
(b) dividing the synthesis gas into a first synthesis gas stream and a smaller second synthesis gas stream;
(c) subjecting the first synthesis gas stream to one or more stages of water-gas shift in one or more water-gas shift reactors to form a shifted gas;
(d) cooling the shifted gas to below the dew point and recovering condensate to form a dried shifted gas;
(e) recovering carbon dioxide from the dried shifted gas in a carbon dioxide removal unit to form a carbon dioxide-depleted synthesis gas;
(f) subjecting the carbon dioxide-depleted synthesis gas to a stage of methanation in one or more methanation reactors to form an ammonia synthesis gas;
(g) synthesising ammonia from the ammonia synthesis gas in an ammonia production unit and recovering the ammonia;
(h) reacting a portion of the ammonia and at least a portion of the recovered carbon dioxide stream in a urea production unit to form a urea stream; and
(i) stabilising urea in the urea stream by mixing the urea stream and a stabiliser prepared using formaldehyde to form a stabilised urea, wherein the formaldehyde is generated by steps comprising;
(1) passing the second portion of synthesis gas through a scrubber to remove contaminants therefrom and form a scrubbed synthesis gas;
(2) synthesising methanol from the scrubbed synthesis gas in a methanol synthesis unit, and recovering the methanol and a methanol synthesis off-gas;
(3) combining the methanol synthesis off-gas with the shifted gas; and
(4) subjecting at least a portion of the recovered methanol to oxidation with air in a formaldehyde stabiliser production unit to produce formaldehyde.

US Pat. No. 10,479,755

TERMINALLY SELECTIVE METATHESIS OF POLYENES DERIVED FROM NATURAL OIL

Elevance Renewable Scienc...

1. A method for forming a dimer by olefin metathesis, the method comprising:providing a reactant composition comprising a terminally unsaturated diene, which is methyl 9,12-tridecadienoate; and
self-metathesizing the terminally unsaturated diene, methyl 9,12-tridecadienoate, in the presence of a metathesis catalyst at the terminal double bond of the terminally unsaturated diene to form a product composition comprising 1,24-dimethyl 9,12,15-tetracosatriendioate;
provided that the terminally unsaturated diene, methyl 9,12-tridecadienoate, is derived from a natural oil.

US Pat. No. 10,479,752

DEUTERATED TETRAMETHYL DIOIC ACIDS, COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING THEM AND USES THEREOF

SYNDROMEX LTD., Jerusale...

1. A deuterium enriched composition of a compound of general formula (I), including any salts, esters or anhydrides thereof:
wherein
L is a straight or branched C8-C16 alkylene; optionally interrupted by at least one moiety selected from O, S, NH, C5-C10cycloalkylene, C5-C10cycloheteroalkylene, C6-C18 arylene, C6-C18 heteroarylene;
each of R1-R8 is independently selected from H, D, CH3 and CD3; wherein at least one of R1-R8 is D or CD3; and
the abundance of deuterium at any D- or CD3-occupied position in the compound of the composition is substantially greater than the 0.015% natural abundance of deuterium.

US Pat. No. 10,479,750

METHOD OF PRODUCING DIALDEHYDE COMPOUND

KURARAY CO., LTD., Kuras...

1. A method of producing a dialdehyde compound represented by the following general formula (2):
wherein R1 represents an alkyl group having from 1 to 6 carbon atoms,
the method comprising a step of hydroformylating an aldehyde compound represented by the following general formula (1):

wherein R1 has the same definition as above.

US Pat. No. 10,479,744

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING HIGHLY PURE CHLORINATED ALKANE

SPOLEK PRO CHEMICKOU A HU...

1. A method of synthesizing 1,1,2,3-tetrachloropropene, comprising:obtaining a feedstock of a 1,1,1,2,3-pentachloropropane composition by feeding a chlorinated alkene into a reaction zone;
contacting the chlorinated alkene with chlorine in said reaction zone to produce a reaction mixture containing the chlorinated alkane and the chlorinated alkenea;
extracting a portion of the reaction mixture from the reaction zone, thereby providing an extracted reaction mixture, wherein the molar ratio of chlorinated alkane:chlorinated alkene in the extracted reaction mixture does not exceed 95:5,
wherein the extracted reaction mixture comprises:
the 1,1,1,2,3-pentachloropropane in amounts of at least 99.7%;
oxygenated organic compounds in amounts of less than about 500 ppm;
isomers of the C3-6 chlorinated alkane in amounts less than about 500 ppm;
non-isomeric alkane impurities in amounts of less than about 500 ppm;
chlorinated alkenes in amounts of less than about 500 ppm;
water in amounts of less than about 500 ppm;
inorganic compounds of chlorine in amounts of less than about 100 ppm;
brominated organic compounds in amounts of less than about 100 ppm; and
iron in amounts of less than about 100 ppm; and
contacting the 1,1,1,2,3-pentachloropropane composition with a metal catalyst in a dehydrochlorination zone in the liquid phase at a temperature of between about 60° C. to about 300° C.

US Pat. No. 10,479,742

LIQUID PHASE XYLENE ISOMERIZATION IN THE ABSENCE OF HYDROGEN

UOP LLC, Des Plaines, IL...

1. A process for the isomerization of an alkylaromatic feed mixture, comprising contacting the alkylaromatic feed mixture in a C8 isomerization zone, wherein the C8 isomerization zone comprises an isomerization stage wherein the alkylaromatic feed mixture contacts a catalyst comprising a UZM-54 zeolite, alumina, and an absence of metals, at isomerization conditions in a liquid phase in the complete absence of hydrogen to produce a product stream.

US Pat. No. 10,479,741

PROCESSES AND APPARATUS FOR ISOMERIZING HYDROCARBONS

UOP LLC, Des Plaines, IL...

1. A process for isomerizing a hydrocarbon feed stream comprising at least one of C4 to C7 hydrocarbons, wherein the process comprises:isomerizing a first portion of the hydrocarbon feed stream in the presence of an isomerization catalyst and hydrogen in an isomerization reactor under isomerization conditions to produce an isomerized stream;
stabilizing the isomerized stream in a stabilizer unit to provide a stabilizer off-gas stream comprising chlorides and a liquid isomerate stream;
cooling a second portion of the hydrocarbon feed stream to a temperature of about ?40° F. to about 20° F. to provide a chilled hydrocarbon feed stream;
contacting a first portion of the stabilizer off-gas stream with the chilled hydrocarbon feed stream in an absorber column to provide an absorber overhead stream and an absorber bottoms stream comprising chlorides; and
passing the absorber bottoms stream to the isomerization reactor.

US Pat. No. 10,479,737

COMPOSITION CONTAINING N-BUTYL THIOPHOSPHORIC TRIAMIDE ADDUCTS AND REACTION PRODUCTS

Koch Agronomic Services, ...

1. A composition comprising a urea-formaldehyde concentrate (UFC) and one or more adducts of N-(n-butyl)thiophosphoric triamide (NBPT), urea, and formaldehyde, wherein the one or more adducts comprise about 1% by weight to about 70% by weight of the composition.