US Pat. No. 10,509,013

METHOD FOR FABRICATING A LAYERED STRUCTURE USING WAFER BONDING

The University of British...

1. A method for fabricating a layered structure, the method comprising:(a) depositing a first polymer-based layer on a substrate assembly that functions as a bottom electrode;
(b) patterning the first polymer-based layer to be a cavity;
(c) depositing a sacrificial layer on a separate substrate;
(d) depositing a second polymer-based layer over the sacrificial layer;
(e) depositing a top electrode on the second polymer-based layer;
(f) depositing a third polymer-based layer on the top electrode such that the top electrode is between the second and third polymer-based layers;
(g) adhering the first and third polymer-based layers together such that the cavity is closed by the first and third polymer-based layers; and
(h) etching away the sacrificial layer such that the second polymer-based layer is released from the separate substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,508,995

THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE INSPECTION DEVICE, THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE INSPECTION METHOD, THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE INSPECTION PROGRAM, AND COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM AND RECORDING EQUIPMENT

Keyence Corporation, Osa...

1. A three-dimensional image inspection device for conducting outer appearance inspection, based on height information of an inspection object, the three-dimensional image inspection device comprising:a first head part that applies measurement light to the inspection object at a first incident angle, and receives reflected light reflected from the inspection object at a first reflection angle;
a second head part that applies measurement light to the inspection object at a second incident angle, and receives reflected light reflected from the inspection object at a second reflection angle;
a three-dimensional data generation part configured to generate first three-dimensional data, based on first light receiving amount data obtained from the first head part, and generates second three-dimensional data, based on second light receiving amount data obtained from the second head part in accordance with a principle of triangulation;
a composed image generation part configured to compose the first three-dimensional data and the second three-dimensional data, and generate a three-dimensional composed image having information in a height direction;
a display part configured to display the three-dimensional composed image composed by the composed image generation part;
a composition mode selection from a user interface screen to enable selection of a first composition mode or a second composition mode when the composed image generation part generates the three-dimensional composed image, wherein the first composition mode is a reliability priority mode that determines a pixel of the composed image where both the first three-dimensional data and the second three-dimensional data are a valid pixel, and the second composition mode is a measurement priority mode that determines a pixel of the composed image where one of the first three-dimensional data or the second three-dimensional data is a valid pixel; and
an inspection part configured to conduct the outer appearance inspection of the inspection object, based on the three-dimensional composed image composed by the composed image generation part.

US Pat. No. 10,508,989

OPTICAL CHEMICAL ANALYSER AND LIQUID DEPTH SENSOR

International Moisture An...

1. An optical chemical analyser comprising a target detection module, the target detection module being configured to detect a change in presence of a desired class of target and output a target change signal when a predetermined change in presence of the desired class of target is detected; and wherein the optical chemical analyser is configured such that at least a portion of the optical chemical analyser enters a powered-up state from a powered-down state based on the target change signal being output by the target detection module, wherein the target is contained in a pressurised vessel and the optical chemical analyser is configured to be mounted to and located exterior to the pressurised vessel.

US Pat. No. 10,508,986

CHARACTERIZING OPTICALLY REFLECTIVE FEATURES VIA HYPER-SPECTRAL SENSOR

Waymo LLC, Mountain View...

1. A method comprising:generating, using a light detection and ranging (LIDAR) device associated with an autonomous vehicle, a point cloud that indicates reflective features in an environment of the autonomous vehicle;
identifying a particular reflective feature indicated in the point cloud for analysis, the analysis using data from a sensor separate from the LIDAR device, wherein the sensor is associated with the autonomous vehicle, and wherein the sensor has a spectral range of sensitivity that includes infrared radiation;
imaging, using the sensor, at least a portion of the environment that includes the particular reflective feature indicated in the point cloud, wherein the imaging generates data indicative of infrared radiation received from the particular reflective feature;
in response to identifying the particular reflective feature indicated in the point cloud for analysis, classifying the particular reflective feature based on the data indicative of infrared radiation received from the particular reflective feature;
determining a path of the autonomous vehicle based on at least the point cloud and the classification of the particular reflective feature; and
controlling the autonomous vehicle to navigate along the path.

US Pat. No. 10,508,969

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TESTING AIR TIGHTNESS

CHROMA ATE INC., Taoyuan...

1. A method for testing air tightness, comprising:airtightnessly disposing an object at an opening of a testing chamber;
connecting a storage chamber and the testing chamber;
supplying a negative pressure to the storage chamber;
measuring a pressure in the storage chamber or the testing chamber to obtain a first pressure value;
determining an air tightness of the testing chamber according to the negative pressure and the first pressure value;
stopping supplying the negative pressure to the storage chamber;
measuring the pressure in the storage chamber or the testing chamber to obtain a second pressure value;
measuring the pressure in the storage chamber or the testing chamber after stopping supplying the negative pressure to the storage chamber for a predetermined period of time to obtain a third pressure value; and
determining the air tightness of the testing chamber according to the second pressure value and the third pressure value.

US Pat. No. 10,508,950

TRANSPARENT MEASURING PROBE FOR BEAM SCANNING

Primes GmbH Mebtechnik fu...

1. A device for scanning a light beam, comprising a body, a probe area and a detector,wherein the body consists of an optically transparent material and comprises a light beam entry surface, a light beam exit surface and a detection light exit surface and wherein the light beam entry surface and the light beam exit surface are for the most part smooth and polished, wherein the body includes the probe area,
wherein the probe area has light-deflecting structuring,
wherein the detector is configured to detect at least a portion of the by the probe area deflected beam portion from the light beam, where the body and the light beam are movable in two different directions of movement perpendicular to the axis of the light beam relative to each other, and
wherein the probe area has a shape whose two-dimensional projection on a surface perpendicular to the axis of the light beam has approximately the same dimensions in the two directions of movement perpendicular to the axis of the light beam.

US Pat. No. 10,508,944

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DISPENSING FLAVOURING

ISHIDA EUROPE LIMITED, B...

1. A flavouring dispenser for dispensing doses of flavouring, the flavouring dispenser comprising:a flavouring chamber for containing flavouring;
a dosing plate having an aperture therethrough; and
a dispense opening; wherein
the dosing plate is movable relative to the dispense opening between a first position and a second position, wherein in the first position the aperture communicates with the flavouring chamber for receiving a predetermined dose of flavouring, and wherein in the second position the aperture communicates with the dispense opening for dispensing the dose of flavouring, wherein the dispense opening is located within the flavouring chamber, and wherein the flavouring dispenser further comprises a separating surface located over the dispense opening and configured to separate an upper side of the aperture from the flavouring chamber at least while the dosing plate is in the second position; and
further comprising a guiding member which vertically guides and compresses the flavouring into the aperture of the dosing plate, wherein the guiding member is a wedging member having an inclined surface located over the aperture at a position between the first and second position, the inclined surface being acutely inclined to a direction of movement of the dosing plate from the first position to the second position, and wherein the wedging member further comprises the separating surface, wherein the wedging member is releasably coupled to the flavouring chamber such that, in use, the wedging member is located over an upper surface of the dosing plate and is fixedly held with respect to the flavouring chamber, and wherein the dosing plate is removable from the flavouring chamber through the flavouring chamber when the wedging member is decoupled from the flavouring chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,508,940

MEASURING DEVICE FOR FLUIDS AS WELL AS FLUIDIC SYSTEM WITH A MEASURING DEVICE

BURKERT S.A.S., (FR)

1. Measuring device with a fluid module, which comprises a measuring tube through which a fluid can flow and at least one acoustic measuring unit,wherein the at least one acoustic measuring unit comprises at least one transmitter, at least one receiver as well as at least one waveguide,
wherein the measuring tube has at least one measuring section with a substantially angular internal cross section and at least one connecting section with a non-angular internal cross section,
wherein the measuring tube has at least one transition section, which extends between the measuring section and the connecting section, and
wherein the transition section has an internal cross section identical to the internal cross section of the measuring section at an end allocated to the measuring section and further has an internal cross section identical to the internal cross section of the connecting section at an end allocated to the connecting section.

US Pat. No. 10,508,937

ULTRASONIC FLOW METER

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A pipeline system, comprising:a fluid conduit that includes a first pipe portion having a first wall with a first interior surface and defining a first flow path and a second pipe portion having a second wall with a second interior surface and defining a second flow path, wherein the first pipe portion and second pipe portion are arranged in a substantially perpendicular arrangement with the first flow path and second flow path being in fluid connection; and
a flow meter including:
a controller;
a first ultrasonic transducer coupled to the controller and enclosed within the first pipe portion;
a second ultrasonic transducer coupled to the controller and enclosed within the first pipe portion, wherein the first ultrasonic transducer is configured to transmit first ultrasonic waves having a first frequency in a first direction along the first flow path when a fluid is present in the fluid conduit and the second ultrasonic transducer is configured to receive the first ultrasonic waves when transmitted by the first ultrasonic transducer;
a third ultrasonic transducer coupled to the controller and enclosed within the second pipe portion;
wherein the controller is configured to produce a flow rate measurement in response to the receiving of the first ultrasonic waves by the second ultrasonic transducer;
wherein the first ultrasonic transducer is further configured to transmit second ultrasonic waves having a second frequency into at least one of the first wall of the first pipe portion or the second wall of the second pipe portion, the second ultrasonic waves representing first communication data;
wherein the third ultrasonic transducer is configured to transmit third ultrasonic waves into at least one of the first wall of the first pipe portion or the second wall of the second pipe portion, wherein the third ultrasonic waves have a third frequency that is lower than the first frequency and represents second communication data; and
wherein at least one of the first communication data or the second communication data includes the flow rate measurement produced by the controller.

US Pat. No. 10,508,932

MEASURING THE POSITION OF AN OBJECT USING EDDY-CURRENTS

Calnetix Technologies, LL...

1. An apparatus to determine the position of a sensor target relative to a sensor head along a measurement axis, the apparatus comprising:a sensor head comprising:
an excitation coil, and
a sensing coil, the excitation coil and the sensing coils are formed by printed circuit board traces, the excitation coil and the sensing coil are located one on top of the other, the excitation coil and the sensing coil separated by a first distance so that when the excitation coil is energized with an alternating excitation electrical current, a resulting alternating excitation magnetic field couples to the sensing coil and induces alternating sensing voltage across sensing coil terminals;
a sensor target movable in relation to the sensor head, the sensor target is made of an electrically conductive material and separated by a second distance from the electrical sensing coil on the side of the electrical sensing coil opposite to the excitation coil so that the position of the sensor target along a measurement axis affects an amount of an alternating excitation magnetic field which couples to the sensing coil and an alternating sensing voltage across the sensing coil terminals, the alternating sensing voltage is a representation of sensor target displacements;
a sensor drive electronics generating a sinusoidal, or substantially sinusoidal, electrical current in the excitation coil, wherein the sensor drive electronics comprises:
a capacitor connected in series with the excitation coil to form a series LCR circuit, and
a positive feedback closed around the series LCR circuit to induce alternating excitation electrical current at the resonance frequency of the series LCR circuit, the positive feedback comprises
an electrical current sensor which measures the alternating excitation electrical current in the series LCR circuit,
an adjustable gain amplifier configured to apply an alternating voltage to the terminals of the excitation coil proportional to the measured alternating excitation electrical current, and
current-limiting negative feedback control configured to reduce the gain of the adjustable gain amplifier when the absolute value of the alternating excitation electrical current increases in order to limit the amplitude of the alternating excitation electrical current; and
sensor signal processing electronics configured to:
receive the alternating sensing voltage from the sensing coil, and
transform the alternating sensing voltage into a desirable form of output representing the sensor target displacements along the measurement axis.

US Pat. No. 10,508,930

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING PROXIMITY SENSOR AND MANUFACTURING SYSTEM FOR PROXIMITY SENSOR

OMRON Corporation, Kyoto...

1. A method of manufacturing a plurality of proximity sensors outputting presence or absence of a detection object or a position of the detection object as a detection result, the method comprising:disposing the plurality of proximity sensors in a temperature-changeable chamber, wherein the chamber includes an internal chamber temperature sensor that detects an internal chamber temperature, each of the proximity sensors includes a detection part that includes a detection coil and a capacitor, an oscillation circuit that excites the detection part, a temperature detection part that detects a casing temperature inside a casing of the proximity sensor, and a control calculation part that outputs a signal indicating a distance to the detection object as the detection result based on a signal change occurring in the detection part;
setting the chamber to a plurality of different temperatures respectively and for each of the proximity sensors respectively storing the casing temperature detected by the temperature detection part and the internal chamber temperature detected by the internal chamber temperature sensor in association with the detection result output by the control calculation part at each temperature;
determining a characteristic parameter unique to each of the proximity sensors, wherein each of the characteristic parameters for each of the proximity sensors are determined based on a temperature difference between the temperature inside the casing and the internal chamber temperature, and detection result; and
setting the determined characteristic parameter for each of the proximity sensors.

US Pat. No. 10,508,924

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SHOPPING DETOUR DURING TRAFFIC CONGESTION

PAYPAL, INC., San Jose, ...

1. A method, comprising:providing, via a user interface of a mobile electronic device to a user, navigation instructions for a first route of a first trip to reach a destination specified by the user;
detecting a traffic condition along the first route;
generating, in response to detecting the traffic condition, a second route to reach the destination, the second route being different from the first route, wherein the second route includes a visit to a first merchant that is selected based on a determined purchase target of the user;
calculating a first travel time associated with staying on the first route, a second travel time associated with taking the second route, and a third travel time associated with a second trip, separate from the first trip, to a second merchant to obtain the determined purchase target;
determining the second travel time is less than a total travel time that is a sum of the first travel time and the third travel time;
updating the user interface of the mobile electronic device such that the total travel time and the second travel time is presented to the user;
receiving, via the user interface of the mobile electronic device from the user, a selection of the second route subsequent to the presenting of the total travel time and the second travel time;
in response to the receiving, updating the user interface of the mobile electronic device such that navigation instructions for the second route of the first trip is presented to the user;
providing, via the user interface of the mobile electronic device, an input from the user of a purchase order corresponding to the determined purchase target; and
sending the purchase order to the first merchant.

US Pat. No. 10,508,920

PEDESTRIAN DEAD RECKONING POSITION TRACKER

XSENS HOLDING B.V., Ensc...

1. A method of determining a pedestrian position via dead reckoning on a portable device carried by a user, the device including at least a 3D accelerometer, a 3D gyroscope and a processor, the processor being configured to gather 3D gyroscope samples and 3D accelerometer samples, the method comprising:determining a device orientation based on 3D gyroscope samples and 3D accelerometer samples;
collecting further 3D accelerometer samples during a sensor time frame TW via the processor;
determining an average step frequency fs;
determining an estimated user speed based on fs;
determining an estimated user direction of movement based on the further 3D accelerometer samples;
determining a device velocity with respect to a prior device velocity via dead-reckoning;
correcting the estimated velocity for drift via using at least one of the estimated user speed and the estimated user direction of movement; and
determining the user position by the processor based on the corrected estimated velocity.

US Pat. No. 10,508,917

SPRING-LOADED TARGET CARRIER FOR LASER TRACKING

The United States of Amer...

1. A laser tracking system comprising a laser target assembly, said laser target assembly including a generally rectangular member, four legs, a shaft, a coil spring, and a retroreflective target, said generally rectangular member characterized by four corners and a central aperture extending therethrough, said four legs each connected to said generally rectangular member at a said corner of said rectangular member, said shaft passing through said central aperture, said retroreflective target connected to said shaft at an end of said shaft, said coil spring circumscribing said shaft so as to exert respective tensile forces against said rectangular member and said retroreflective target, wherein said laser target assembly is positionable upon a surface at each of plural locations of said surface whereby said legs and said retroreflective target are contiguous said surface, and wherein at each said location of said surface said retroreflective target is contiguous said surface in accordance with spring-loading associated with said coil spring.

US Pat. No. 10,508,912

ROAD SURFACE SHAPE MEASURING DEVICE, MEASURING METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM

OMRON Corporation, Kyoto...

1. A road surface shape measuring device that measures a shape of a road surface having undulation, the road surface shape measuring device comprising:a sensor that acquires road surface information for a plurality of points on the road surface, the road surface information including a road surface position of the road surface on a reference plane divided into a plurality of segmented regions, and a road surface height indicating a height from the reference plane of the road surface at the road surface position; and
a processor that determines a shape of a part or all of the road surface by estimating a surface shape using the road surface information included in a segmented region for each segmented region.

US Pat. No. 10,508,908

SENSOR DEVICE, ANALYZING DEVICE, AND RECORDING MEDIUM FOR DETECTING THE POSITION AT WHICH AN OBJECT TOUCHES ANOTHER OBJECT

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A sensor device comprising:a sensor configured to output vibration data by detecting a change in a state of a vibration in a first object when a second object touches the first object; and
circuitry configured to transmit the vibration data detected by the sensor to circuitry of an information processing apparatus configured to determine a touch position where the second object touches the first object by analyzing the vibration data, determine a command corresponding to the touch position, and perform a process according to the command,
wherein the sensor is attached, at a portion of the first object which is different from a portion where the second object touches, in a state where the vibration in the first object is transmitted,
wherein the command is determined at least in part from the touch position, and
wherein analyzing the vibration data to determine the touch position comprises using a learning result of a frequency spectrum of the vibration data.

US Pat. No. 10,508,901

FUNCTIONAL ASSEMBLY, DISPLAY DEVICE AND TERMINAL

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. A functional assembly, comprising: a sensor unit, a first light-guiding component and a camera, the sensor unit comprising an emitter and a receiver; the emitter being configured to emit probe light; the first light-guiding component being configured to introduce the probe light and transmit the probe light to the outside through a lens of the camera; the receiver being configured to receive detection light through the lens of the camera, the detection light being formed by reflection of the probe light against an obstacle;wherein the first light-guiding component is located between the sensor unit and the camera, a light-emitting surface of the first light-guiding component is parallel with a light-emitting surface of the camera, and a light-emitting surface of the emitter and a light-entering surface of the receiver both face a light-entering surface of the first light-guiding component.

US Pat. No. 10,508,900

THREE-DIMENSIONAL SCATTEROMETRY FOR MEASURING DIELECTRIC THICKNESS

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. An apparatus comprising:a processor; and
memory including computer program code for a program,
the memory and the computer program code configured to, with the processor, cause the apparatus to perform at least the following:
initiate optical critical dimension (OCD) scatterometry on a three-dimensional test structure formed on a wafer, the three-dimensional test structure comprising patterned copper (Cu) trenches with a ultra-low k (ULK) dielectric film formed over the patterned Cu trenches; and
measure, by the processor, a thickness of the ULK dielectric film based on results of the OCD scatterometry.

US Pat. No. 10,508,898

INTERFERENCE MEASUREMENT DEVICE HAVING A VARIABLE PHASE ELEMENT

Hitachi, Ltd., Tokyo (JP...

1. An interference measurement device configured to detect a phase from an interference beam between an object beam and a reference beam, the interference measurement device comprising:a laser beam source;
one or more beam splitters configured to split an emitted beam from the laser beam source into the object beam which is incident on a measurement object and the reference beam and to combine the object beam from the measurement object with the reference beam to make the interference beam;
a plurality of beam splitters configured to split the interference beam into a plurality of interference beams;
a plurality of detectors configured to detect the plurality of interference beams received from the plurality of beam, splitters at time T1 and at time T2 which follows T1; and
a variable phase retarder disposed in an optical path of half of the interference beams split by the plurality of beam splitters and configured to shift a phase of the half of the interference beams which are incident on half of the plurality of detectors, by approximately (n+1)?, the n being 0 or a positive integer, wherein the phase shift varies between a first phase at time T1 and a second phase at time T2.

US Pat. No. 10,508,895

METHOD FOR SINGLE-POINT SCANNING OF A WORKPIECE AND COORDINATE MEASURING MACHINE

CARL ZEISS INDUSTRIELLE M...

1. A method for single-point probing of a workpiece by means of a sensor of a coordinate measuring machine, said method comprising the following steps:providing a variable at least indirectly representing a required accuracy of the single-point probing;
providing a parameter data set, wherein the parameter data set has prescriptions for regulating and/or evaluating the single-point probing with the required accuracy, wherein the sensor is a measuring sensor, wherein each individual point of probing is determined by forming a moving average over a probing time interval, wherein the parameter data set comprises at least one parameter of forming the moving average, and wherein the at least one parameter of forming a moving average is a duration of the probing time interval, a weighting of the measurement values captured during the probing time interval and/or an accuracy of forming the moving average; and
carrying out the single-point probing of the workpiece, wherein the coordinate measuring machine is regulated on the basis of the provided parameter data set and/or an evaluation is carried out on the basis of the provided parameter data set.

US Pat. No. 10,508,882

SIMULATED HUNTING DEVICES AND METHODS

1. A hunting simulation accessory, comprising:a housing comprising a mount positioned to interface with a functional or non-functional firearm having a trigger;
a sensor activated by said trigger to generate a trigger signal;
a laser module supported by the housing and comprising:
an emitter oriented to emit a laser toward an object; and
a detector responsive to light reflected from said object;
a display screen supported by the housing; and
a processor supported by the housing and configured to receive the trigger signal, provide a first feedback to a user in response to receipt of the trigger signal, activate the emitter in response to receipt of the trigger signal, determine whether a reflected signal is received within a time limit at the detector, and indicate to the user a hit shot based on the determination that the reflected signal is received within the time limit or a missed shot based on the determination that the reflected signal is not received within the time limit,
wherein indicating a hit shot includes providing a second feedback to the user, different from the first feedback, wherein the second feedback comprises a video selected by the user,
wherein indicating a missed shot includes withholding the second feedback, and
wherein the hunting simulation accessory is removable from the firearm.

US Pat. No. 10,508,881

MOUNT FOR HOLDING AND LOCKING A FIREARM

Donald J. Peterson, Fort...

1. A method for holding and locking a firearm, which has a magazine well and a magazine locking catch extendable through a magazine catch opening into said magazine well, to a device that has a top portion configured to conform to a shape of said magazine well and a slidable pin that aligns with said magazine catch opening, comprising the following steps:inserting the device into the magazine well of the firearm; and
allowing the magazine locking catch of the firearm to engage the device and secure the device in position while the slidable pin is in a first position allowing movement of the magazine locking catch through the magazine catch opening.

US Pat. No. 10,508,873

HEAT EXCHANGER WITH DUAL INTERNAL VALVE

Dana Canada Corporation, ...

1. A heat exchanger apparatus, comprising:a heat exchanger section comprising:
a top end heat exchanger plate, a bottom end heat exchanger plate and a plurality of heat exchanger plates positioned between the top end heat exchanger plate and the bottom end heat exchanger plate, the plurality of heat exchange plates defining a first fluid channel and a second fluid channel;
a first fluid inlet manifold having a first fluid inlet, a first fluid outlet manifold having a first fluid outlet, the first fluid channel in fluid communication with the first fluid inlet manifold and the first fluid outlet manifold;
a second fluid inlet manifold having a second fluid inlet, a second fluid outlet manifold having a second fluid outlet, the second fluid channel in fluid communication with the second fluid inlet manifold and the second fluid outlet manifold;
a bypass section coupled to the heat exchanger section, the bypass section comprising:
a bypass channel cover plate coupled to the top end heat exchanger plate, the bypass channel cover plate together with the top end heat exchanger plate defining a bypass channel with the bypass channel being in fluid communication with the second fluid inlet manifold and the second fluid outlet manifold; and
a thermal bypass valve assembly positioned within the second fluid inlet manifold, the thermal bypass valve assembly comprising:
a hollow outer sleeve having an inner wall, an outer wall, a first open end, a second end, a first aperture proximate to the first open end, a second aperture and a third aperture proximate the second end, the second aperture axially displaced between the first aperture and the third aperture; the first aperture permitting fluid communication from the second fluid inlet to the bypass channel, and the second aperture and the third aperture permitting fluid communication from the second fluid inlet to the second fluid inlet manifold in the heat exchanger section;
a hollow inner sleeve positioned within the outer sleeve and moveable from a first position to a second position, the hollow inner sleeve having an inner sleeve inner wall, an inner sleeve outer wall in contact with the inner wall of the hollow outer sleeve, an inner sleeve first open end, an inner sleeve second end, a valve seat positioned at the inner sleeve second end, a first orifice, and a second orifice defined by the inner sleeve second end; the first orifice aligning with the first aperture permitting fluid communication from the second fluid inlet to the bypass channel in the first position and the first orifice aligning with the second aperture permitting fluid communication from the second fluid inlet to the second fluid inlet manifold in the heat exchanger section in the second position;
a valve assembly cap coupled at the first open end of the hollow outer sleeve, the valve assembly cap having a valve base and a hole for permitting fluid flow from the second fluid inlet to the hollow portion of the inner sleeve;
a first thermal actuator coupled to the valve base and engaging an inner surface of the hollow inner sleeve at the second end; the first thermal actuator actuating movement of the hollow inner sleeve from the first position to the second position;
a second thermal actuator positioned proximate to the second end of the hollow outer sleeve and engaging an outer surface of the hollow inner sleeve at the second end; and
a stopper coupled to the second thermal actuator and moveable from a stopper first position to a stopper second position upon actuation of the second thermal actuator;
wherein the stopper engages the valve seat in the stopper first position to inhibit fluid flow from the second fluid inlet through the second orifice, and the stopper disengages from the valve seat in the stopper second position to permit fluid flow from the second fluid inlet through the second orifice.

US Pat. No. 10,508,862

HEAT EXCHANGER FOR AIR-COOLED CHILLER

CARRIER CORPORATION, Pal...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,853

STIR STICK AND BREAKER WALLS FOR AN ICE CONTAINER

Whirlpool Corporation, B...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,840

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

DYNAES, Berd Huis (FR)

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,837

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

COLDWAY TECHNOLOGIES SAS,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,836

FURNISHING TEMPERATURE CONTROL SYSTEM EMPLOYING AN ELECTROCHEMICAL COMPRESSOR

Xergy Inc., Harrington, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,831

PERFORMING INTEGRITY CHECKS ON CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEM COMPONENTS

Emerson Electric Co., St...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,823

DEVICE CONTROL SYSTEM

LUCIS TECHNOLOGIES HOLDIN...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,821

HUMIDIFICATION SYSTEM

Corrigan Corporation of A...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,809

ARTICLES FOR HIGH TEMPERATURE SERVICE AND METHODS FOR MAKING

General Electric Company,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,808

GAS TURBINE ENGINE WAVE GEOMETRY COMBUSTOR LINER PANEL

United Technologies Corpo...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,803

SYNTHETIC JETS TO COOL DIGITAL MICROMIRROR DEVICES

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,801

WAVELENGTH CONVERSION MEMBER AND LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,791

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

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,788

MULTIFUNCTION LAMP UNIT AND REAR VIEW DEVICE THEREWITH

1. A multifunction lamp unit for a vehicle, comprising:a housing;
at least one light conductor with at least one illuminant provided by an LED on a printed circuit board;
at least one light foil that comprises a light tape or a printed lighting; and
a clear lens.

US Pat. No. 10,508,786

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

Hua Xin Optronics Co., H...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,782

MODULAR LED RETROFIT LAMP SYSTEM

Brian Moon, Woodbridge, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,778

LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE

Citizen Electronics Co., ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,771

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

Praxair Technology, Inc.,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,766

WALL MOUNTED SLIDING MOUNT FOR SMALL DEVICES

Legrand AV Inc., Fairfie...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,763

COMBINATION GAS PULSATION DAMPENER, CROSS AND STRAINER

Performance Pulsation Con...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,761

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

Motan Holding GmbH, Cons...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,756

WIRE GUARD DEVICE

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,754

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

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,739

MECHANICAL SEAL ASSEMBLY

EVENORT LTD, Sheffield (...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,738

SIDE RAIL

KABUSHIKI KAISHA RIKEN, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,736

UPSHIFT CONTROL METHOD FOR DCT VEHICLE

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,735

CONTROLLER OF TOROIDAL CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION

KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIK...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,733

CONTROL SYSTEM FOR VEHICLE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,724

SHIFT CONTROL METHOD FOR AN AUTOMATED RANGE-CHANGE TRANSMISSION

ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG, F...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,719

AUTO TENSIONER AND AUTO TENSIONER-INTEGRATED ENGINE AUXILIARY DEVICE

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,714

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,705

VIBRATION DAMPER ARRANGEMENT

Hitachi Automotive System...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,702

LATERAL SUPPORT ELEMENT, GAS SPRING ASSEMBLY AND METHOD

Firestone Industrial Prod...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,694

STARTING ELEMENT, GEARBOX AND DRIVE TRAIN WITH THE START ELEMENT

ZF Friedrichschafen AG, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,690

ROLLING-ELEMENT BEARING ASSEMBLY

Aktiebolaget SKF, Gothen...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,679

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

Nord-Lock AB, Mattmar (S...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,678

METHOD OF FORMING LINKING BLOCK

1. A method of forming a linking block, comprising the steps of:(i) providing a sheet material;
(ii) stamping said sheet material into a predetermined shape comprising a top panel having an outer edge, an inner perimeter wall having a bottom edge and downwardly extended from a middle part of said top panel, a bottom panel connected to the bottom edge of said inner perimeter wall and an outer perimeter wall downwardly extended from the outer edge of said top panel; and
(iii) stamping said bottom panel to create three holes in said bottom panel in a row with one said hole disposed in the center and the other two said holes disposed at two opposite lateral sides;
(iv) stamping said bottom panel to form a protruding barrel around one said hole disposed in the center, and
(v) creating an inner thread in said protruding barrel and the respective said hole within said protruding barrel.

US Pat. No. 10,508,668

PIPE-CONNECTING CLAMP

MUSASHI ENGINEERING, INC....

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,658

AIR CLEANER

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. An air cleaner, comprising:an air cleaning module including a main fan and a discharge guide provided with a discharge grill through which air passing through the main fan is discharged; and
an air flow controller provided at a top surface of the air cleaning module and including:
a housing including a housing body in which an air discharge outlet provided at an upper opening of the housing body is formed and an introduction grill provided at a lower portion of the housing body;
an air flow controller fan provided within the housing body and the introduction grill, the housing being movable from an initial horizontal position in which the air flow controller directs air flow in a vertical direction to an inclined position in which the air flow controller directs air flow in a diagonal direction, wherein the introduction grill is laid on the discharge grill such that air discharged through the discharge grill is introduced into the introduction grill, and wherein the air flow controller fan within the housing moves with the housing from the initial horizontal position in which position the air flow of the air flow controller fan is directed in the vertical direction to the inclined position in which position the air flow of the air flow controller fan is directed in the diagonal direction.

US Pat. No. 10,508,653

MOTOR AND FAN INCLUDING THE MOTOR

NIDEC CORPORATION, Kyoto...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,634

INJECTION NOZZLE FOR FUELS

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,628

AUXILIARY POWER UNIT INLET ASSEMBLY WITH PARTICLE SEPARATOR

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,605

METHOD AND CONTROL SYSTEM FOR OPERATING A TURBOCHARGED INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE OF A MOTOR VEHICLE

MTU FRIEDRICHSHAFEN GMBH,...

10. A motor vehicle, comprising:an internal combustion engine having at least one turbocharger and including:
an engine block with a combustion chamber;
a fuel injection device; and
a control device having computer executable instructions stored on an electronic medium for:
preset/presetting a first predetermined relationship between an engine load requirement and a rated engine operating variable;
preset/presetting a second predetermined relationship between a given engine load requirement and a given rated engine operating variable;
wherein the quantity of fuel according to the second relationship of the given load requirement is greater than the quantity of fuel according to the first predetermined relationship;
in a steady state of the internal combustion engine, injecting a quantity of fuel to a combustion chamber of the internal combustion engine based on the first predetermined relationship; and
in a transient state of the internal combustion engine, injecting the quantity of fuel fed to the combustion chamber based on an interpolated value of the rated variable obtained by interpolation between a value for the rated engine operating variable, resulting from the first predetermined relationship, and a value for the rated variable, resulting from the second predetermined relationship; and
wherein the control device carries out the interpolation as a function of a differential rotational speed;
wherein the differential rotational speed is calculated as a difference between a setpoint rotational speed and an instantaneous actual rotational speed.

US Pat. No. 10,508,595

ENGINE RECOVERY SYSTEM FOR ENGINE SYSTEM

Progress Rail Locomotive ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,588

COOLING DEVICE FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,584

USE OF INSULATING PAINT ON EXHAUST AFTERTREATMENT SYSTEM COMPONENTS

Cummins Emission Solution...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,583

COMPOSITE EXHAUST ELEMENT

Bosal Emission Control Sy...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,581

MULTI-STEP REGENERATION DEVICE OF DPF AND REGENERATION METHOD THEREFOR

Doosan Corporation, Seou...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,575

EXHAUST GAS PURIFICATION CATALYST

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

9. A method for producing an exhaust gas purification catalyst comprising a substrate and a catalyst coating layer formed on the substrate,the catalyst coating layer having an upstream region extending by 40 to 60% of the entire length of the substrate from an upstream end of the catalyst in an exhaust gas flow direction and a downstream region corresponding to the remainder portion of the catalyst coating layer, the composition of the upstream region being different from that of the downstream region,
the method comprising the step of forming the upstream region of the catalyst coating layer using a catalyst slurry, wherein
the catalyst slurry comprises:
a noble metal particle having catalyst activity,
a metal oxide particle having a 50% cumulative size of 3 ?m to 10 ?m in a cumulative particle size distribution on a volume basis, and
a fibrous organic substance in an amount of 0.5 to 9.0 parts by mass based on 100 parts by mass of the metal oxide particle, and
the fibrous organic substance has an average fiber diameter in a range from 1.7 ?m to 8.0 ?m and an average aspect ratio in a range from 9 to 40.

US Pat. No. 10,508,567

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

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,565

JOURNAL BEARING AND ROTARY MACHINE

MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,562

GEARED TURBOFAN WITH FOUR STAR/PLANETARY GEAR REDUCTION

United Technologies Corpo...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,551

ENGINE COMPONENT WITH POROUS TRENCH

General Electric Company,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,545

AXIAL IMPELLER WITH ROTATING HOUSING AND POSITIONABLE BLADES

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,542

EXCAVATION ASSEMBLY FOR USE IN EXCAVATOR

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,538

FLUID PRESSURE PULSE GENERATOR FOR A DOWNHOLE TELEMETRY TOOL

EVOLUTION ENGINEERING INC...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,525

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

Bubbletight, LLC, Needvi...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,522

AUTOMATIC SUCKER ROD SPACING DEVICE AND METHODS OF USING SAME

TRC Services, Inc., The ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,509

DEVICES FOR CONTINUOUS MUD-CIRCULATION DRILLING SYSTEMS

SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY C...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,504

REDUNDANT, ADAPTABLE SLIP RING

Halliburton Energy Servic...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,498

HAMMER REAMER FOR EXPANDING A PILOT BORE

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,491

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

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,489

WINDOW CONTROL DEVICE HAVING EXTERIOR PHOTODIODE SENSORS

King Fahd University of P...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,487

DIMMING SYSTEM

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,483

EJECTION DEVICE FOR A MOVABLE FURNITURE PART

Julius Blum GmbH, Hoechs...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,481

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,468

DOOR LOCK CHASSIS ASSEMBLY

Schlage Lock Company LLC,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,458

TILE ALIGNMENT AND LEVELING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR USING SAME

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,447

SEALING COVER FOR CONCRETE ANCHOR

PRECISION-HAYES INTERNATI...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,441

DEMOUNTABLE WALL SYSTEM

Krueger International, In...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,431

CLEAR DRUM COVERS FOR PLUMBING TOOLS

RIDGE TOOL COMPANY, Elyr...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,430

STORMWATER DRAIN INSERTS

New Pig Corporation, Tip...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,408

ATTACHMENT SYSTEM FOR A WORK VEHICLE IMPLEMENT

CNH Industrial America LL...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,407

FRONT LOADER

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,406

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INSTALLING AND STABILIZING A PIER

Tella Firma, LLC, Richar...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,402

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

SOILTECH Korea Co., Ltd.,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,395

PAVEMENT SWEEPING APPARATUSES AND METHODS

1. A pavement sweeping apparatus for traversing pavement and substantially removing particulate milling particles from the pavement, comprising:a directionally mobile apparatus frame having a longitudinal midline axis;
at least one pickup unit carried by the apparatus frame, the at least one pickup unit having a first side and a second side and configured to form a pickup unit sweep path on the pavement;
at least one actuatable first side edge broom carried by the apparatus frame on the first side and forward of the at least one pickup unit;
at least one actuatable first side curb broom carried by the apparatus frame on the first side and forward of the at least one pickup unit;
at least one actuatable second side edge broom carried by the apparatus frame on the second side and forward of the at least one pickup unit;
at least one actuatable second side curb broom carried by the apparatus frame on the second side and forward of the at least one pickup unit;
at least one actuatable directing broom carried by the apparatus flame on the first side and forward of the at least, one pickup unit and configured to contact the pavement, the at least one actuatable first side edge broom and the at least one actuatable first side curb broom are disposed on a first side and forward of the at least one actuatable directing broom; and
the at least one actuatable directing broom having a longitudinal broom axis disposed at an acute directing broom angle to the longitudinal midline axis of the apparatus frame and configured to form a directing broom sweep path on the pavement, whereby the at least one actuatable directing broom is configured to sweep at least a portion of the particulate milling particles from the directing broom sweep path into the pickup unit sweep path of the at least one pickup unit.

US Pat. No. 10,508,386

TEXTILE MATERIAL AND PROCESS FOR OBTAINING THE SAME

Sri Lanka Institute of Na...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,384

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

Electrolux Home Products ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,379

HIGH TEMPERATURE DRYER DOOR SEALS AND RELATED METHODS

Felters of South Carolina...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,377

LAUNDRY TREATING APPLIANCE WITH AN ADJUSTABLE HEIGHT LIFTER

Whirlpool Corporation, B...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,373

EMBROIDERED ARTICLE

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,365

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PRODUCING A SEMICONDUCTOR LAYER

NexWafe GmbH, Freiburg (...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,363

VAPOR PHASE GROWTH APPARATUS HAVING SUBSTRATE HOLDER WITH RING-SHAPED PROTRUSION

NuFlare Technology, Inc.,...

1. A vapor phase growth apparatus comprising:a reaction chamber;
a ring-shaped holder provided in the reaction chamber, the ring-shaped holder configured to hold a substrate, the ring-shaped holder including an outer portion, and an inner portion on which a ring-shaped protrusion is provided and surrounded by the outer portion, the ring-shaped protrusion being separated from the outer portion, an upper surface of the outer portion being higher than an upper surface of the ring-shaped protrusion, the upper surface of the ring-shaped protrusion being a flat surface, the ring-shaped holder having an opening portion at a center of the ring-shaped holder, a maximum distance between an inner end of the outer portion which is closest to the center of the ring-shaped holder and an outer end of the ring-shaped protrusion which is on a diametrically opposite side of the ring-shaped holder being equal to or smaller than a diameter of the substrate; and
a heater provided below the ring-shaped holder, no component being provided between the heater and a center portion of the substrate,
wherein a diameter of the opening portion is equal to or greater than 90% of a diameter of the substrate, and
wherein an upper part of an inner surface of the outer portion protrudes inward from a lower part of the inner surface of the outer portion and a concave recess having a height greater than the height of the upper surface of the ring-shaped protrusion, but less than the height of the upper surface of the outer portion is formed.

US Pat. No. 10,508,362

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

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,358

PROCESS FOR FORMING A TRANSITION ZONE TERMINATED SUPERCONFORMAL FILLING

GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,357

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

Rohm and Haas Electronic ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,355

PLATING APPARATUS

EBARA CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. A plating apparatus comprising:a processing section configured to plate a substrate;
a storage container configured to store a substrate holder, the substrate holder configured to hold the substrate;
a transport machine configured to transport the substrate holder between the processing section and the storage container;
a maintenance area adjacent to the storage container;
a frame provided in the maintenance area, the frame being adjacent to the transport machine, and the frame having a size that allows maintenance of the substrate holder to be conducted in the maintenance area;
a substrate-holder carrier supported by the storage container, the substrate-holder carrier being movable between the storage container and the maintenance area while supporting the substrate holder that needs maintenance during an operation of the transport machine;
a pedestal configured to partition an inside portion of the plating apparatus from an outside portion,
wherein the processing section, the storage container, the maintenance area, and the substrate-holder carrier are disposed in the inside portion of the plating apparatus, and
wherein the processing section, the storage container, and the transport machine are disposed outside the frame.

US Pat. No. 10,508,354

FEEDER CAPABLE OF FEEDING ANODE AND PLATING APPARATUS

EBARA CORPORATION, Tokyo...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,351

LAYER-BY-LAYER DEPOSITION USING HYDROGEN

Lam Research Corporation,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,343

ETCHING METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,341

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR PULSED PHOTO-EXCITED DEPOSITION AND ETCH

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,333

HEATING APPARATUS AND SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A heating apparatus, comprising:a side wall heat insulator configured to provide an inner space for receiving a reaction tube;
an upper wall heat insulator covering a top portion of the side wall heat insulator;
a heat generation part in an inner surface of the side wall heat insulator; and
a heat compensating part on a lower surface of the upper wall heat insulator, the heat compensating part including a reflection surface in a first region on the lower surface of the upper wall heat insulator, the first region having a first emissivity less than an emissivity of the upper wall heat insulator,
wherein the heat compensating part further comprises an absorption surface in a second region on the lower surface of the upper wall heat insulator, the second region having a second emissivity greater than the first emissivity.

US Pat. No. 10,508,318

METHOD FOR THERMALLY TREATING RING-SHAPED MEMBER

NTN CORPORATION, Osaka (...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,315

BURNER-LANCE UNIT

PRIMETALS TECHNOLOGIES AU...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,305

DNA SEQUENCING AND PROCESSING

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,298

METHODS FOR IDENTIFYING A TARGET SITE OF A CAS9 NUCLEASE

President and Fellows of ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,255

CLEANING COMPOSITION AND CLEANING METHOD

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,252

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

Firmenich SA, Geneva (CH...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,234

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

NATIONAL CHIAO TUNG UNIVE...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,225

CONDUCTIVE PARTICLE, ITS MANUFACTURING METHOD AND ANISOTROPIC CONDUCTIVE ADHESIVE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,181

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

NISSAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRIE...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,180

METHOD FOR PRODUCING FIBRE COMPOSITES FROM AMORPHOUS, CHEMICALLY MODIFIED POLYMERS

INEOS STYROLUTION GROUP G...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,177

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PURIFYING POLYBUTYLENE TEREPHTHALATE

NATIONAL TSING HUA UNIVER...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,170

CRYSTALLINE WHOLLY AROMATIC POLYESTER AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURE THEREOF

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

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,168

THERMOPLASTIC POLYMER, METHOD OF PREPARING THERMOPLASTIC POLYMER, AND THERMOPLASTIC POLYMER COMPOSITION INCLUDING THERMOPLASTIC POLYMER

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

1. A thermoplastic rubber polymer comprising one or more selected from the group consisting of:an unsaturated branched chain fatty acid with a main chain unsaturation degree of 1 to 20;
an unsaturated chain-type fatty acid with a main chain unsaturation degree of 1 to 20 and comprising a functional group;
a salt of the branched chain fatty acid, and
a salt of the fatty acid comprising the functional group,
wherein the functional group is a hydroxyl group or a C1-C10-alkoxy group.

US Pat. No. 10,508,163

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

Ube Industries, Ltd., Ub...

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,158

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

FUJIFILM CORPORATION, To...

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,127

CONJUGATED BISPHOSPHONATES FOR THE DIAGNOSIS AND THERAPY OF BONE DISEASES

SCV GmbH, Zornheim (DE)

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,116

CLICK NUCLEIC ACID POLYMERS AND METHODS OF USE

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,112

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

Zhejiang Hisun Pharmaceut...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,111

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

GALAPAGOS NV, Mechelen (...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,109

BICYCLIC COMPOUND AND USE THEREOF FOR INHIBITING SUV39H2

ONCOTHERAPY SCIENCE, INC....

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,108

TRICYCLIC COMPOUNDS AS INHIBITORS OF MUTANT IDH ENZYMES

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,105

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

Vanderbilt University, N...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,100

APOPTOSIS SIGNAL-REGULATING KINASE INHIBITOR

Gilead Sciences, Inc., F...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,099

ISOQUINOLIN-3-YL CARBOXAMIDES AND PREPARATION AND USE THEREOF

Samumed, LLC, San Diego,...

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

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,097

ANTIBACTERIAL COMPOUNDS AND USES THEREOF

The Global Alliance for T...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,086

PARG INHIBITORY COMPOUNDS

Cancer Research Technolog...

1. A compound, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or solvate thereof, having the structural formula (II) shown below:
wherein:
R1a is selected from fluoro, chloro, cyano, formyl, (1-2C)alkyl, (1-2C) haloalkyl, (2C)alkenyl, and (2C)alkynyl;
R1b, R1c, R1d, and R1e are each independently selected from H, fluoro and methyl;
X1 is CR2; wherein R2 is H or fluoro;
X2 is CR3; wherein R3 is H or fluoro;
X3 is CR4; wherein R4 is H, halo, cyano, (1-2C)alkyl, (1-2C) haloalkyl, (1-2C)alkoxy, (1-2C)haloalkoxy or (2C)alkynyl; or
R4 is selected from a group of the formula:
-L4-L4C-Q4C
wherein
L4 is absent or (1-3C)alkylene optionally substituted by (1-2C)alkyl or oxo;
L4C is absent or selected from O, S, SO, SO2, N(R4b), C(O), C(O)O, OC(O), C(O)N(R4b), N(R4b)C(O), N(R4b)C(O)N(R4c), S(O)2N(R4b), and N(R4b)SO2, wherein R4b and R4c are each independently selected from hydrogen and (1-2C)alkyl; and
Q4C is hydrogen, (1-6C)alkyl, (3-6C)cycloalkyl, aryl, heterocyclyl or heteroaryl; and wherein Q4C is optionally substituted by one or more substituents selected from halo, trifluoromethyl, trifluoromethoxy, amino, cyano, hydroxy, carboxy, carbamoyl, sulphamoyl, (1-4C)alkyl, NR4dR4e, OR4d, C(O)R4d, C(O)OR4d, OC(O)R4d, C(O)N(R4e)R4d, N(R4e)C(O)R4d, S(O)yR4d (where y is 0, 1 or 2), SO2N(R4e)R4d, N(R4e)SO2R4d and of (CH2)zNR4eR4d (where z is 1, 2 or 3), wherein R4d and R4e are each independently selected from H and (1-4C)alkyl;
HET is a fused 5-membered saturated, partially saturated or unsaturated heterocyclic ring of formula:

wherein
bond a is a double bond;
R5 is H, (1-4C)alkyl or a group of the formula:
-L1-L5-Q5
wherein
L1 is absent or selected from (1-3C)alkylene optionally substituted by (1-2C)alkyl or oxo, or a (2-3C)alkenylene or (2-3C)alkynylene linker that is optionally substituted by (1-2C)alkyl;
L5 is absent or selected from C(O), C(O)O, OC(O), C(O)N(Ra), N(Ra)C(O), N(Ra)C(O)N(Rb), S(O)2N(Ra), and N(Ra)SO2, wherein Ra and Rb are each independently selected from hydrogen or (1-2C)alkyl; and
Q5 is selected from hydrogen, (1-4C)alkyl, aryl, 5-6 membered heteroaryl, (4-6C)cycloalkyl, (4-6C)cycloalkenyl, (2C)alkenyl and 5-6 membered heterocyclyl;
and wherein Q5 is optionally substituted by one or more substituents selected from (1-4C)alkyl, halo, amino, cyano, carboxy, carbamoyl, sulphamoyl, trifluoromethoxy, haloalkyl, NRcRd, ORc, C(O)Rc, C(O)ORc, OC(O)Rc, C(O)N(Rc)Rd, N(Rc)C(O)Rd, S(O)yRc (where y is 0, 1 or 2), SO2N(Rc)Rd, N(Rc)SO2Rd and (CH2)zNRcRd (where z is 1, 2 or 3), wherein Rc and Rd are each independently selected from H or (1-4C)alkyl;
or Q5 is optionally substituted by a group of the formula;
—W5—Y5—Z5
wherein
W5 is absent or selected from (1-3C)alkylene optionally substituted by (1-2C)alkyl or oxo, or a (2-3C)alkenylene or (2-3C)alkynylene linker that is optionally substituted by (1-2C)alkyl;
Y5 is absent or selected from C(O), C(O)O, OC(O), C(O)N(Re), N(Re)C(O), N(Re)C(O)N(Rf), S(O)2N(Re), and N(Re)SO2, wherein Re and Rf are each independently selected from hydrogen and (1-2C)alkyl; and
Z5 is selected from hydrogen, (1-4C)alkyl, phenyl, 5 or 6-membered heterocyclyl and a 5-6 membered heteroaryl; and wherein Z5 is optionally substituted by one or more substituents selected from (1-4C)alkyl, halo, (1-4C)haloalkyl, (1-4C)haloalkoxy, (1-4C)alkoxy, (1-4C)alkylamino, amino, cyano, hydroxyl, carboxy, carbamoyl and sulphamoyl;
X4 is N;
X5 is CR7c;
wherein R7c is selected from hydrogen, cyano, halo and a group of the formula:
-L7-L7C-Q7C
wherein
L7 is absent or (1-3C)alkylene optionally substituted by (1-2C)alkyl or oxo;
L7C is absent or selected from O, S, SO, SO2, N(Ro), C(O), C(O)O, OC(O), C(O)N(Ro), N(Ro)C(O), N(Ro)C(O)N(Rp), S(O)2N(Rp), and N(Ro)SO2, wherein Ro and Rp are each independently selected from hydrogen and (1-2C)alkyl; and
Q7C is hydrogen, cyano, (1-6C)alkyl, (2C)alkynyl, (2-3 C)alkenyl, (3-6C)cycloalkyl, aryl, heterocyclyl or heteroaryl; and wherein QGC is optionally substituted by one or more substituents selected from (1-4C)alkyl, halo, trifluoromethyl, trifluoromethoxy, amino, cyano, nitro, hydroxy, amino, carboxy, carbamoyl, sulphamoyl, NRqRr, ORq, C(O)Rq, C(O)ORq, OC(O)Rq, C(O)N(Rq)Rr, N(Rq)C(O)Rr, S(O)yRq (where y is 0, 1 or 2), SO2N(Rq)Rr, N(Rq)SO2Rr and (CH2)zNRqRr (where z is 1, 2 or 3), wherein Rq and Rr are each independently selected from H and (1-4C)alkyl; or
Q7C is optionally substituted by a group of the formula:
—W7C-L7?-Z7C
wherein
W7C is absent or (1-3C)alkylene substituted by (1-2C)alkyl or oxo;
L7? is absent or selected from C(O), C(O)O, OC(O), C(O)N(Rs), N(Rs)C(O), N(Rs)C(O)N(Rt), S(O)2N(Rs), and N(Rs)SO2, wherein Rs and Rt are each independently selected from hydrogen and (1-2C)alkyl; and
Z7C is phenyl or 5-6 membered heteroaryl; each of which is optionally substituted by one or more substituents selected from (1-4C)alkyl, halo, (1-4C)haloalkyl, (1-4C)haloalkoxy, (1-4C)alkoxy, (1-4C)alkylamino, amino, cyano, hydroxyl, carboxy, carbamoyl and sulphamoyl;with the proviso that:(i) only one or two of R1b-e can be selected from any substituent other than H.

US Pat. No. 10,508,076

METHOD FOR RESOLUTION OF CITALOPRAM INTERMEDIATE 5-CYANO DIOL

Zhejiang huahai Pharmaceu...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,053

IMAGE GUIDE FIBER

Sumita Optical Glass, Inc...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,042

PROCESS AND INSTALLATION FOR PRODUCING ALUMINA TRIHYDRATE BY ALKALINE DIGESTION OF BAUXITE ORE

Rio Tinto Alcan Internati...

1. A process for producing alumina trihydrate by digestion of bauxite ore comprising:(a) a digestion step for digesting the bauxite ore with a sodium aluminate liquor to obtain a slurry including an enriched sodium aluminate liquor comprising dissolved alumina and insoluble residues formed of particles of undissolved bauxite ore;
(b) a separation step for treating the slurry to separate the enriched sodium aluminate liquor from the insoluble residues to produce a clarified liquor; and
(c) a precipitation step for treating the clarified liquor to precipitate alumina trihydrate,characterized in that the separation step (b) includes:b1) pretreating the slurry, in a pre-treatment step, by adding a flocculant to the slurry and mixing the flocculant and the slurry to obtain a flocculated slurry,
b2) settling the flocculated slurry in a gravity settler vessel to produce the clarified liquor and a thickened slurry of the insoluble residues,
b3) determining a measured value representative of a concentration of solid particles in the clarified liquor, in a measurement step,
b4) comparing the measured value with a predetermined threshold of the concentration of the solid particles in the clarified liquor,
b5) feeding the clarified liquor directly to the precipitation step when the measured value is less than the predetermined threshold of the concentration of the solid particles in the clarified liquor, and
b6) redirecting the clarified liquor to the pre-treatment step b1) when the measured value is more than the predetermined threshold of the concentration of the solid particles in the clarified liquor.

US Pat. No. 10,508,040

METHODS OF MAKING SILICA NANOPARTICLES, PROPELLANTS, AND SAFETY DEVICES

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,034

EXTENDED THERMAL STAGE SULFUR RECOVERY PROCESS

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,011

FILTER TUBE INSTALLATION APPARATUS

TCT INNOVATIONS LLC, Wal...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,007

HEIGHT-ADJUSTMENT DEVICE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING AN AGITATING DEVICE

UTS BIOGASTECHNIK GMBH, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,004

LATERAL TRANSFER STATION FOR ELEVATOR HAVING A MAGNETIC SCREW PROPULSION SYSTEM

OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY, F...

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

US Pat. No. 10,507,996

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

Krones Aktiengesellschaft...

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

US Pat. No. 10,507,993

TRAILER STABILIZER AND LEVELER

Stabilock, LLC, Loveland...

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

US Pat. No. 10,507,987

SUPPLY DEVICE CONFIGURED TO SUPPLY WORKPIECE TO TAKE-OUT DEVICE AND TRANSPORT DEVICE EQUIPPED WITH SUPPLY DEVICE

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A supply device for supplying a workpiece to a take-out device taking out the workpiece, the supply device comprising:a placement member on which the workpiece placed;
a drive motor rotating the placement member;
a detection device detecting the workpiece placed on the placement member;
a replenishment device replenishing the workpiece to a surface of the placement member; and
a supply control device controlling the replenishment device; wherein
the replenishment device is formed so as to be able to replenish the workpiece to a plurality of positions in a region where the placement member is disposed,
a determination region for determining number of the workpieces is predetermined in the region where the placement member is disposed,
a plurality of divided regions are predetermined in the determination region, and
the supply control device includes a workpiece detection unit detecting number of the workpieces in the entire determination region based on information on the workpiece detected by the detection device, and a region selection unit selecting, when the number of the workpieces detected by the workpiece detection unit is less than a predetermined determination value, a divided region having a lowest number density of workpieces from among the plurality of divided regions, and controls the replenishment device so as to replenish the workpiece in a region of the placement member corresponding to the divided region selected by the region selection unit.

US Pat. No. 10,507,972

FOLDABLE TANK WITH EXTENDED CAPACITY

FOL-DA-TANK, Milan, IL (...

1. A foldable water tank, comprising:a) a foldable receptacle including an open receptacle portion and a closed receptacle portion, the open receptacle portion communicating with the closed receptacle portion through an unobstructed opening such that water from the open receptacle flows to the closed receptacle, the open receptacle portion including side walls;
b) a folding frame operably associated with the side walls to support the side walls in an upright position, the frame including a folding side and a non-folding side;
c) the closed receptacle portion extending outwardly from the non-folding side of the frame;
d) the non-folding side including a top rail, a bottom rail, first corner post joined to one end of the top rail and to one end of the bottom rail, a second corner post joined to an opposite end of the top rail and to an opposite end of the bottom rail; and
e) the unobstructed opening extending from the first corner post at the one end of the top rail and the one end of the bottom rail to the second corner post at the opposite end of the top rail and the opposite end of the bottom rail.

US Pat. No. 10,507,971

CONTAINER AND STIRRING DEVICE

Sprout IP APS, Taastrup ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,507,964

CUSHIONING, PACKING, AND PACKAGE

KYOCERA Document Solution...

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

US Pat. No. 10,507,963

RESEALABLE OPENING DEVICE AND PACKAGE COMPRISING SUCH AN OPENING DEVICE

ECOLEAN AB, Helsingborg ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,507,960

CHILD RESISTANT CLOSURE SYSTEM

Tri State Distribution, I...

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

US Pat. No. 10,507,958

CAP

MIKASA INDUSTRY CO., LTD....

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

US Pat. No. 10,507,956

LID MECHANISM

TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD., ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,507,954

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

Coway Co., Ltd, (KR)

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

US Pat. No. 10,507,948

HOLLOW MOLDED ARTICLE HAVING EXCELLENT AQUEOUS LIQUID SLIPPERINESS

TOYO SEIKAN GROUP HOLDING...

1. A hollow molded article including a resin layer forming an inner surface, wherein droplets of an oily liquid are distributed on a surface of the resin layer, wherein the inner surface is a hybridized surface comprising a matrix resin and a substance having a lower critical surface tension as compared with the matrix resin, wherein the surface of the resin layer is formed of the matrix resin and a dispersed resin having a lower critical surface tension as compared with the matrix resin, and wherein the matrix resin is an ethylene resin and the dispersed resin is a propylene resin.

US Pat. No. 10,507,936

CATALYTIC FUEL TANK INERTING SYSTEM

HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPO...

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

US Pat. No. 10,507,933

AUTOMATED FLIGHT THROTTLE CONTROL

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

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

US Pat. No. 10,507,918

SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO INTERCHANGEABLY COUPLE TOOL SYSTEMS WITH UNMANNED VEHICLES

Walmart Apollo, LLC, Ben...

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

US Pat. No. 10,507,917

APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR GESTURE-CONTROLLED UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES

Walmart Apollo, LLC, Ben...

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

US Pat. No. 10,507,915

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

INVENTEC APPLIANCES (PUDO...

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

US Pat. No. 10,507,913

HYPERSONIC AIRCRAFT HAVING HOMOPOLAR MOTOR WITH GRADED RESISTANCE

North Carolina State Univ...

1. A hypersonic aircraft having a disk-type homopolar motor/generator, the disk-type homopolar motor/generator comprising:an electrically conductive metal disk;
an electrically conductive shaft coupled, mechanically and electrically, to the electrically conductive metal disk;
a first electrical contact configured to be in electrical contact with an edge of the electrically conductive metal disk;
a second electrical contact configured to be in electrical contact with the electrically conductive shaft; and
a high temperature superconducting (HTS) non-insulated (NI) multi-coil magnet, comprising:
a plurality of NI coils each comprising multiple turns and
two or more thermal barriers each disposed between a different two adjacent turns of the NI coil, wherein an electrically conductive portion of one of the thermal barriers does not overlap with an electrically conductive portion of a different adjacent one of the thermal barriers,
wherein the HTS NI coil magnet is arranged so that a normal component of a magnetic field generated by the HTS NI coil magnet is substantially perpendicular to a face of the metal disk.

US Pat. No. 10,507,910

DUAL-INPUT MECHANICAL BYPASS LINKAGE APPARATUS AND METHODS

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A dual-input mechanical bypass linkage apparatus, comprising:a first actuator configured to generate a first input force;
a second actuator configured to generate a second input force;
a primary link movable in response to the second input force;
a secondary link movable in response to the first input force, the secondary link spaced apart from the primary link;
a first extension link spaced apart from the first actuator and extending between the primary link and the secondary link, the first extension link coupled to the primary link, to the secondary link and to a first input link, the first input link coupled to and extending between the first actuator and the first extension link, the primary link coupled to a second input link, the second input link coupled to and extending between the second actuator and the primary link; and
a second extension link spaced apart from the first extension link and extending between the primary link and the secondary link, the second extension link coupled to the primary link, to the secondary link and to an output link.

US Pat. No. 10,507,906

AERODYNAMIC SURFACE ASSEMBLY DEFINING A FLUIDIC ACTUATION ORIFICE

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. An aerodynamic surface assembly comprising:an aerodynamic surface defining an outer mold line over which a fluid is to flow in a downstream direction, wherein the outer mold line defines a smooth contour interrupted by first and second step down regions that are inset relative to the smooth contour defined by the outer mold line upstream thereof, wherein the aerodynamic surface defines first and second arrays of orifices opening into the first and second step down regions, respectively, wherein the second linear array is downstream of the first linear array, and wherein the orifices of the second linear array are laterally offset relative to the orifices of the first linear array; and
first and second overhangs extending from the outer mold line of the aerodynamic surface upstream of the first and second arrays of orifices, respectively, wherein the first and second overhangs extend in the downstream direction at least partially over the first and second arrays of orifices, respectively, and at least over at least a portion of the first and second step down regions, respectively,
wherein an inwardly facing surface of the second overhang that faces the respective step down region defines a smaller angle with respect to the outer mold line upstream of the respective array of orifices than an angle defined between the respective step down region and the outer mold line upstream of the respective array of orifices.

US Pat. No. 10,507,899

MOTION CONTROL DEVICE AND MOTION CONTROL METHOD FOR SHIP

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A motion control device for a ship comprising a plurality of outboard engines, the motion control device causing the ship to cruise along a desired trajectory, and comprising:a trajectory generator configured to output a trajectory command;
a controller configured to output a control force command based on the trajectory command and a sensor information group output from a sensor group provided for the ship; and
a control force distributor configured to carry out, based on the control force command, optimization calculation for operation amounts required for the plurality of outboard engines in accordance with a constraint condition that is satisfied when an x-axis propulsion force operation amount is in a range from zero to a maximum propulsion force multiplied by a cosine value of a maximum steering angle, and a y-axis propulsion force operation amount is in a range from a negative value of the x-axis propulsion force operation amount multiplied by a tangent value of the maximum steering angle, to the x-axis propulsion force operation multiplied by the tangent value of the maximum steering angle.

US Pat. No. 10,507,895

WATERCRAFT AUTOMATION AND AQUATIC EFFORT DATA UTILIZATION

Garmin Switzerland GmbH, ...

1. A trolling device configured to be used on a fishing boat, the trolling device comprising:a trolling motor; and
a control mechanism associated with the trolling motor to control at least one member of a group consisting of: a speed of the trolling motor and a direction of the trolling motor,
wherein the control mechanism includes an interface for establishing a network connection between the control mechanism and an electronic GPS mapping computer having an electronic display for displaying data,
wherein the control mechanism is configured to receive control instructions from the electronic GPS mapping computer to cause the trolling motor to maintain a controlled drift of the fishing boat with respect to at least one member of a group consisting of: an anchor point, water current rate, water current direction, wind, and wave action.

US Pat. No. 10,507,887

DRIVE UNIT FOR FITTING OR RETROFITTING A BICYCLE

1. A drive unit for fitting or retrofitting a two-wheeled vehicle, having an electric motor which is designed as a disc motor, comprising a rotor disc having permanent magnets and an annular stator with windings, which generate an electrical alternating field for driving the rotor disc, wherein the rotor disc is configured to be fastened non-rotatably to a receptacle on a front or rear wheel of the two-wheeled vehicle and the annular stator is configured to be fastened to a frame part of the two-wheeled vehicle, unfolded in a circumferential direction and removed or pulled off from the rotor disc, wherein the annular stator includesa manually actuatable fixing device configured and arranged to fix the annular stator, in its operating position, to the frame part without tools.

US Pat. No. 10,507,878

VEHICLE BODY TRANSFER SYSTEM USING TRANSFER UNIT

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A vehicle body transfer system using a transfer unit, the system comprising:a base configured to move along a base rail;
a moving unit comprising a supporting part that is configured to support a vehicle body, wherein the moving unit is configured to move the supporting part in a predetermined direction and the moving unit is disposed on the base; and
a tool unit disposed outside the base rail and selectively engaged to the moving unit, wherein the tool unit is configured to provide a driving torque such that the moving unit controls a position of the supporting part,
wherein the moving unit comprises:
a first rail formed on the base in a first direction;
a first moving member disposed on the first rail; and
a first tool combination part configured to move the first moving member along the first rail, and
wherein the tool unit comprises:
a first tool unit comprising:
a first tool selectively coupled to the first tool combination part; and
a first motor configured to rotate the first tool; and
a first actuator configured to push the first tool unit such that the first tool is coupled to the first tool combination part, or to pull the first tool unit such that the first tool is separated from the first tool combination part.

US Pat. No. 10,507,876

AERODYNAMICALLY OPTIMIZED VEHICLE SIDE MIRROR

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A vehicle side mirror comprising:a mirror assembly including a mirror facing a rearward direction;
a housing having a rearward-facing opening defining an interior space which receives at least a portion of the mirror assembly, exposing the mirror assembly from the rearward direction;
a cap covering a front portion of the housing, the cap having an inlet formed therethrough; and
a shroud disposed between the cap and the housing that is configured to direct air passing through the inlet around the mirror assembly to an outlet defined by an opening between a rear end of the cap and a rear end of the shroud,
wherein the outlet directs air exiting the outlet radially inward toward a center of the mirror assembly, and
wherein a surface area of the inlet is approximately equal to a surface area of the outlet.