US Pat. No. 10,920,698

FUEL-SAVING CONTROL DEVICE AND FUEL-SAVING CONTROL METHOD

ISUZU MOTORS LIMITED, To...

1. A fuel-saving control device, comprising:a surplus driving force calculation unit for calculating a surplus driving force which is defined by a difference between a driving force of a driving wheel and a travelling resistance on a vehicle;
a fuel-saving control unit configured to execute a fuel-saving control for lowering and correcting an instructed fuel injection amount depending on an accelerator position when the surplus driving force becomes equal to or greater than a threshold value, and configured to stop the fuel-saving control when the surplus driving force becomes smaller than the threshold value;
a direction indicating operation detection unit for detecting a direction indicating operation;
a vehicle position detection unit for detecting a vehicle position;
a map information storage unit for storing map information; and
a fuel-saving control stop condition determination unit for determining whether the fuel-saving control is stopped based on the vehicle position and the map information when the direction indicating operation is detected,
wherein the fuel-saving control unit is configured to stop the fuel-saving control even if the surplus driving force does not become smaller than the threshold value, when the fuel-saving control stop condition determination unit determines that the fuel-saving control is stopped, and is configured not to stop the fuel-saving control when the fuel-saving control stop condition determination unit determines that the fuel-saving control is not stopped, and wherein the fuel-saving control stop condition determination unit is configured to determine that the fuel-saving control is not stopped when changing a lane on a local road or when joining on a local road.

US Pat. No. 10,920,695

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR REGENERATION OF AN EXHAUST AFTERTREATMENT DEVICE

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A system, comprising:a particulate filter arranged in an exhaust passage of an engine; and
a controller with computer-readable instructions stored on non-transitory memory thereof that when executed enable the controller to:
adjust regeneration conditions of the particulate filter to decrease formation of a mixture comprising particulate matter and wet hydrocarbons in response to a stickiness of an exhaust valve.

US Pat. No. 10,920,693

CYLINDER DEACTIVATION CHANGE APPARATUS

Honda Motor Co., Ltd., T...

1. A cylinder deactivation change apparatus, configured to change an operation mode of an internal combustion engine including a first cylinder and a second cylinder, between a first mode in which the first cylinder and the second cylinder are activated and a second mode in which the second cylinder is deactivated while the first cylinder is activated,the cylinder deactivation change apparatus comprising:
fuel supply parts configured to supply a fuel into a first combustion chamber formed in the first cylinder and a second combustion chamber formed in the second cylinder;
ignition parts configured to ignite a fuel-air mixture in the first combustion chamber and a fuel-air mixture in the second combustion chamber; and
an electronic control unit having a microprocessor and a memory, wherein
the microprocessor is configured to perform:
determining whether it is necessary to change the operation mode; and
controlling the fuel supply parts so as to supply the fuel at a first ignition mode in which the fuel is supplied at least in a compression stroke or a second ignition mode in which the fuel is supplied in a stroke other than the compression stroke, and controlling the ignition parts so as to ignite the fuel-air mixture at a first ignition timing or a second ignition timing retarded in comparison with the first ignition timing, and wherein the microprocessor is further configured to perform
the controlling including controlling the ignition parts so as to ignite at the first ignition timing in the second mode, and controlling the ignition parts so as to ignite at the second ignition timing when it is determined that it is necessary to change the operation mode from the second mode to the first mode.

US Pat. No. 10,920,691

ACTIVE PURGE SYSTEM FOR A HYBRID VEHICLE AND AN ACTIVE PURGE METHOD OF A HYBRID VEHICLE

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. An active purge system for a hybrid vehicle, the system comprising:an active purge unit for compressing evaporation gas generated in a fuel tank and supplying the compressed evaporation gas to an intake pipe; and
a control unit for controlling the active purge unit,
wherein the control unit control an amount of the evaporation gas to be purged according to a state of charge (SOC) of a battery.

US Pat. No. 10,920,689

METHODS AND SYSTEM FOR IMPROVING TRANSIENT TORQUE RESPONSE

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A method for a turbocharged engine, comprising:in response to an operator torque demand,
opening an intake throttle and closing an exhaust waste-gate valve based on the torque demand, independent of a change in exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) and variable cam timing (VCT) schedule; and
concurrently scheduling the EGR and the VCT based on a predicted load shortfall ratio, independent of an actual position of the intake throttle and the waste-gate valve.

US Pat. No. 10,920,688

VEHICLE INTAKE-MANIFOLD SYSTEM

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A system comprising:a primary intake manifold and a secondary intake manifold configured for an engine compartment of a vehicle, the secondary intake manifold being arrangeable to extend from outside the engine compartment to a valve;
the valve connected to each of the primary and secondary intake manifolds; and
a computer in communication with the valve;
wherein the computer is programmed to:
identify a flood risk and then actuate the valve;
determine that the vehicle is in water;
determine that the vehicle is in the water having at least a critical depth; and
activate a limp-home mode in response to the determination that the vehicle is in the water having at least the critical depth.

US Pat. No. 10,920,687

SPARK IGNITION ENGINE CONTROL WITH EXHAUST MANIFOLD PRESSURE SENSOR

Cummins Inc.

1. A method, comprising:operating an internal combustion engine system, the internal combustion engine system including an intake system operably connected to an internal combustion engine comprising a plurality of cylinders and at least one engine sensor, at least one fuel source operably connected to the internal combustion engine and configured to supply a fuel to each of the plurality of cylinders, an exhaust system comprising an exhaust manifold and an exhaust manifold pressure sensor, and a controller operably connected to the at least one engine sensor and the exhaust manifold pressure sensor;
determining a pressure in the exhaust manifold during a combustion cycle associated with at least one cylinder of the plurality of cylinders via the exhaust manifold pressure sensor;
determining a brake mean effective pressure (BMEP) of the at least one cylinder during the combustion cycle via the at least one engine sensor;
determining a gross indicated mean effective pressure (GIMEP) of the at least one cylinder in response to the determined pressure in the exhaust manifold and the determined BMEP of the at least one cylinder;
determining a mass charge flow to the internal combustion engine in response to the determined pressure in the exhaust manifold or via the at least one engine sensor;
determining an estimated engine out NOx amount for the at least one cylinder in response to the determined GIMEP and the determined mass charge flow to the internal combustion engine; and
adjusting an operating condition of the internal combustion engine in response to the determined estimated engine out NOx amount.

US Pat. No. 10,920,679

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING OF VALVE TIMING OF CONTINUOUS VARIABLE VALVE DURATION ENGINE

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. A method for controlling intake and exhaust valves of an engine, the method comprising:controlling, by an intake continuous variable valve timing (CVVT) device, opening and closing timings of the intake valve;
controlling, by an exhaust CVVT device, opening and closing timing of the exhaust valve;
determining, by a controller, a target opening duration of the intake valve, and a target opening duration of the exhaust valve, based on an engine load and an engine speed;
determining, by the controller, a target opening timing of the intake valve, and a target closing timing of the exhaust valve, based on the engine load and the engine speed;
modifying, by an intake continuous variable valve duration (CVVD) device, current opening and closing timings of the intake valve based on the target opening duration of the intake valve;
modifying, by an exhaust two-stage variable valve duration (VVD) device, current opening and closing timings of the exhaust valve based on the target opening duration of the exhaust valve;
advancing, by the intake CVVD device, the current opening timing of the intake valve while simultaneously retarding the current closing timing of the intake valve by a predetermined value and while maintaining a maximum amount of a valve lift of the intake valve at a same level, based on the target opening duration of the intake valve; and
switching, by the exhaust two-stage VVD device, a current opening duration of the exhaust valve to the target opening duration of the exhaust valve based on the engine load and the engine speed, wherein the target opening duration of the exhaust valve includes: a first exhaust opening duration, and a second exhaust opening duration which is shorter than the first opening duration.

US Pat. No. 10,920,677

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING POWER

Finno Energy Oy, Lahti (...

1. A power generating system havinga turbine in connection with one or more compressors for converting energy fed to the turbine into mechanical energy of a power shaft and to compress air,
a combustion chamber arranged to receive fuel from a fuel tank and the compressed air to initiate a combustion process and output combustion products into the turbine for rotating a rotor of the turbine and thereby rotating the power shaft,
one or more fuel input valves for providing the fuel to the combustion chamber,
one or more compressed air input valves for providing the compressed air to the combustion chamber, and
a control unit for controlling the one or more fuel input valves and the one or more compressed air input valves in order to control the combustion process, where
the power generating system further comprises an air chamber configured to be cooled with a fluid and arranged to receive the compressed air from the one or more compressors, heat the compressed air and exhaust the heated compressed air to the combustion chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,920,675

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DETECTION OF CONTROL SENSOR OVERRIDE

General Electric Company,...

1. A system for remote detection of control sensor override in a fleet of gas turbine engines, said system comprising:an on-site monitoring system coupled to each gas turbine engine of the fleet of gas turbine engines, said on-site monitoring system configured to continuously receive a plurality of signals representative of exhaust gas temperatures, said on-site monitoring system further configured to transmit the plurality of signals to a remote monitoring system;
a respective plurality of temperature sensors coupled to each gas turbine engine of the fleet of gas turbine engines and configured to transmit the plurality of signals to said on-site monitoring system, the plurality of signals comprising at least a first set of signals and a second set of signals, said respective plurality of temperature sensors comprising at least a first temperature sensor and a second temperature sensor, said first temperature sensor at a first location to measure a first temperature and to emit the first set of signals, said second temperature sensor at a second location to measure a second temperature and to emit the second set of signals; and
said remote monitoring system remote from each gas turbine engine in the fleet of gas turbine engines, said remote monitoring system configured to receive the plurality of signals from said on-site monitoring system and to detect when two of the signals in the first set of signals represent both the first temperature and the second temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,920,674

VARIABLE PRESSURE INVENTORY CONTROL OF CLOSED CYCLE SYSTEM WITH A HIGH PRESSURE TANK AND AN INTERMEDIATE PRESSURE TANK

MALTA INC., Cambridge, M...

11. A method comprising:in a closed cycle system, circulating a working fluid through a closed cycle fluid path including, in sequence, a compressor, a hot side heat exchanger, a turbine, and a cold side heat exchanger, wherein the closed cycle fluid path comprises a high pressure leg and a low pressure leg, wherein the closed cycle system comprises (i) a first fluid connection between the low pressure leg and the intermediate pressure tank and connected to the low pressure leg between an outlet of the cold side heat exchanger and an inlet of the compressor and (ii) a second fluid connection between the low pressure leg and the high pressure tank and connected to the low pressure leg between the outlet of the cold side heat exchanger and the inlet of the compressor, and wherein the closed cycle system is configured to cycle between a charge mode and a discharge mode;
determining an operating condition of the closed cycle system;
defining a first threshold pressure value based on the determination of the operating condition of the closed cycle system;
adding a first quantity of working fluid to the closed cycle fluid path by opening the first fluid connection, wherein the intermediate pressure tank contains working fluid at a first storage pressure greater than pressure of the working fluid in the low pressure leg, such that pressure of the working fluid in the low pressure leg increases and pressure of the working fluid in the intermediate pressure tank decreases;
closing the first fluid connection when pressure of the working fluid in the intermediate pressure tank reaches the first threshold pressure value; and
adding a second quantity of working fluid to the closed cycle fluid path by opening the second fluid connection, wherein the high pressure tank contains working fluid at a second storage pressure greater than the first storage pressure and greater than pressure of the working fluid in the low pressure leg, such that pressure of the working fluid in the low pressure leg increases and pressure of the working fluid in the high pressure tank decreases.

US Pat. No. 10,920,663

INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE WITH ROTATING PISTONS AND CYLINDERS AND RELATED DEVICES AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME

1. A rotary engine, comprising:a. a piston rotor having a plurality of pistons thereon and positioned on a first rotational axis;
b. a cylinder rotor having a plurality of cylinders thereon and positioned on a second rotational axis;
c. a power shaft for transmitting rotational motion from one of the piston rotor and the cylinder rotor to another mechanical system, wherein the first rotational axis and the second rotational axis are at an oblique angle relative to one another, and each of said plurality of pistons is nested in one of said plurality of cylinders and the rotation of said piston rotor and said cylinder rotor is driven by combustion of a fuel in said cylinders; and
d. an exhaust system comprising an exhaust manifold, wherein each of said plurality of cylinders includes an exhaust valve in fluid communication with an exhaust conduit, wherein said exhaust conduit is in fluid communication with said exhaust manifold and said exhaust manifold is mounted on said power shaft and rotates with said power shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,920,659

TURBOCHARGER

IHI Corporation, Koto-ku...

4. A turbocharger comprising:a turbine impeller which rotates by using a predetermined axis as a rotation axis;
a housing which includes a scroll portion formed to surround the turbine impeller and supplying a working fluid to the turbine impeller and a discharge portion discharging the working fluid passing through the turbine impeller;
a bypassing passage portion of which a first end is connected to the scroll portion and a second end is connected to the discharge portion and which guides the working fluid from the scroll portion to the discharge portion;
a valve portion which is provided in the bypassing passage portion and controls an inflow of the working fluid from the scroll portion to the discharge portion; and
a control unit which controls an operation of the valve portion based on a control variable receiving from at least one sensor and a predetermined threshold value;
wherein the scroll portion includes a first scroll and a second scroll;
wherein the first scroll is formed so that a cross-sectional area of a passage is larger than that of the second scroll;
wherein the valve portion includes a first valve and a second valve, wherein the first valve controls the inflow of the working fluid from the first scroll to the bypassing passage portion, wherein the second valve controls the inflow of the working fluid from the second scroll to the bypassing passage portion;
wherein the operation of the valve portion includes a first state in which the first valve and the second valve are closed so that the inflow of the working fluid from the first scroll and the second scroll to the bypassing passage portion is stopped, and a second state in which the first valve is closed and the second valve is opened so that the inflow of the working fluid from the first scroll to the bypassing passage portion is stopped and the inflow of the working fluid from the second scroll to the bypassing passage portion is allowed; and
wherein the control unit controls the valve portion to the first state when the control variable is equal to or smaller than a first threshold value and sets the valve portion to the second state when the control variable is larger than the first threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,920,654

CONNECTOR

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A connector for an engine cooling system, the connector comprising: a first inlet; a second inlet; an outlet; a chamber in fluidic communication with the first inlet, second inlet and the outlet; a thermostatic valve provided within the chamber, the thermostatic valve configured to selectively restrict flow from the first inlet to the outlet, wherein the thermostatic valve is arranged such that fluid from the second inlet passes through the chamber to the outlet and is in thermal communication with the thermostatic valve, such that the thermostatic valve opens or closes in response to a temperature of the fluid from the second inlet; and a pressure relief valve provided within the chamber and within a flow path from the first inlet to the outlet, the pressure relief valve opening in response to a pressure of fluid at the first inlet to bypass the thermostatic valve, wherein the pressure relief valve is integrated into the thermostatic valve, wherein the first inlet receives coolant flow from a duct downstream of an engine thermostat, the second inlet receives coolant from a duct downstream of an ancillary engine component, and the outlet outputs coolant flow to a bypass passage which bypasses a radiator.

US Pat. No. 10,920,652

COOLANT PUMP FOR AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A method comprising:providing an engine cylinder block and a pump cover that cooperate to define a volute chamber for a coolant pump therebetween;
positioning a first impeller within the volute chamber in response to pre-determining a first coolant pump displacement, the first coolant pump displacement being based on a planned assembly of the engine cylinder block into a naturally aspirated engine; and
affixing an insert along an outer wall of the volute chamber adjacent to a cutwater of the coolant pump and positioning a second impeller within the volute chamber in response to pre-determining a second coolant pump displacement being less than the first coolant pump displacement, the second coolant pump displacement being based on a planned assembly of the engine cylinder block into a forced induction engine.

US Pat. No. 10,920,647

COMBUSTION ENGINE

Liebherr-Components Colma...

1. A combustion engine, comprising:an exhaust gas aftertreatment system having at least one injector for injecting a reductant into an exhaust gas passage, and
an emergency stop that cuts down the energy supply of the components of the engine upon activation,
wherein the combustion engine comprises an injector extraction system that extracts the injector from the exhaust gas passage when the emergency stop is activated.

US Pat. No. 10,920,643

FLUID FLOW NETWORK FOR A VEHICLE INCLUDING FLOW MEMBERS THAT RESPOND TO A FLOW IMBALANCE

JAGUAR LAND ROVER LIMITED...

1. A fluid flow network for a vehicle, the fluid flow network comprising:first and second flow ducts having a common inlet and a common outlet;
a flow directing member configured to direct flow from the common inlet to at least one of the first and second flow ducts;
a flow reactive member configured to move in response to an imbalance between flow exiting the first flow duct and flow exiting the second flow duct; and
a linkage configured to transmit movement of the flow reactive member to the flow directing member if an imbalance causes movement of the flow reactive member.

US Pat. No. 10,920,628

COOLING ASSEMBLY FOR A FILTER HEAD OF AN ENGINE

Cummins Inc., Columbus, ...

8. A method of cooling fluid in a filter head of an engine, comprising:determining a temperature of fluid within a conduit of the filter head with a thermostat assembly defined by a housing and a temperature sensor supported by the housing;
positioning a seal within the filter head and downstream of the housing relative to a direction of flow of the fluid, the seal including an outer surface defining a maximum outer diameter thereof and a minimum outer diameter thereof, the seal having a length extending between the maximum outer diameter and the minimum outer diameter, and the seal having a tapered configuration extending along the length and a plurality of apertures positioned along at least a portion of the length;
flowing the fluid axially through the housing of the thermostat when the temperature of the fluid is below a predetermined temperature;
flowing the fluid from the housing through a gap defined between the maximum outer diameter of the outer surface of the seal and a radially inner surface of the conduit;
moving the housing of the thermostat to a position abutting the seal when the temperature of the fluid is above a predetermined temperature; and
flowing the fluid through a cooling conduit when the housing of the thermostat assembly moves to the position abutting the seal.

US Pat. No. 10,920,623

PLANT CONTROL APPARATUS, PLANT CONTROL METHOD AND POWER PLANT

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. A plant control apparatus configured to control a power plant, the plant comprising:a gas turbine;
a generator configured to be driven by the gas turbine;
an exhaust heat recovering boiler configured to generate first steam by using heat of exhaust gas from the gas turbine;
a steam turbine configured to be driven by the first steam;
a clutch configured to connect a first shaft that is connected to the gas turbine and to the generator with a second shaft that is connected to the steam turbine; and
a clutch engagement detector configured to detect whether or not the clutch is engaged,
the apparatus comprising:
a receiver configured to receive a detection result whether or not the clutch is engaged from the clutch engagement detector;
a starting module configured to start the gas turbine and the generator while holding the steam turbine in a stop state, when the detection result received by the receiver indicates that the clutch is in a released state; and
a warming module configured to warm the steam turbine by supplying second steam from equipment that is different from the exhaust heat recovering boiler to the steam turbine in parallel with the starting of the gas turbine and the generator, when the detection result received by the receiver indicates that the clutch is in a released state.

US Pat. No. 10,920,606

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DIAGNOSING A CONDITION OF AN ENGINE USING LUBRICATING FLUID ANALYSIS

1. A method for diagnosing a condition of an engine, the method comprising:receiving a plurality of particles from lubricating fluid of the engine;
obtaining, using data acquisition equipment, input data associated with the plurality particles, the input data representative of a respective volume of and a respective chemical composition category for each of the plurality of particles;
using one or more data processors:
from the input data, generating data representative of a mass of material of a selected one of the chemical composition categories in the plurality of particles by using the respective volumes of the particles in the selected chemical composition category and a density of the selected chemical composition category;
comparing the mass of material of the selected chemical composition category in the plurality of particles with reference data; and
based on the comparison, generating output data representative of a diagnosis of the condition of the engine.

US Pat. No. 10,920,600

INTEGRATED SEAL AND WEAR LINER

RAYTHEON TECHNOLOGIES COR...

1. A blade outer air seal assembly, comprising:a support structure;
a blade outer air seal extending circumferentially about an axis and mounted in the support structure, the blade outer air seal having a lip at an axial end engaged with the support structure;
a seal structure having a seal portion and a wear liner portion joined by a radially extending portion, wherein the seal portion is radially outward of the lip and the wear liner is radially inward of the lip, wherein the wear liner portion is flat in an axial direction and arranged between the support structure and the lip, and the wear liner portion is in contact with the support structure and the lip.

US Pat. No. 10,920,594

MODAL RESPONSE TUNED TURBINE BLADE

Solar Turbines Incorporat...

1. A turbine blade for use in a gas turbine engine having an operating speed range, the turbine blade comprising:a base
an airfoil comprising
a skin extending from the base and defining a leading edge and a trailing edge opposite the leading edge, the trailing edge having
an inner edge disposed proximate to the base,
an outer edge disposed distal the inner edge, and
a tuning region edge disposed between the inner edge and the outer edge, and having
an upper transition edge extending from the outer edge towards the inner edge,
a middle transition edge disposed between the upper transition edge and the inner edge,
a lower transition edge disposed between the middle transition edge and the inner edge,
an upper tuning edge means for moving a first modal response of the turbine blade outside of the operating speed range, and disposed between the upper transition edge and the middle transition edge, being at least partially closer to the leading edge than the middle transition edge, and
a middle tuning edge means for cooperating with the upper tuning edge means for moving the first modal response of the turbine blade outside of the operating speed range and for keeping at least a second modal response outside of the operating speed range, and disposed between the middle transition edge and the lower transition edge, being at least partially closer to the leading edge than the middle transition edge.

US Pat. No. 10,920,584

DETECTION OF INFLUX AND LOSS OF CIRCULATION

SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY C...

1. A method for detecting an influx and/or loss of circulation in a wellbore, comprising:measuring a condition in the wellbore using one or more of a stroke counter, a flow meter, or a pressure transducer prior to a positive displacement pump being shut off;
determining that the positive displacement pump is shut off;
predicting pit volume and/or gas concentration at a plurality of time points after the positive displacement pump is shut off using the measured condition prior to the positive displacement pump being shut off, wherein the measured condition prior to the positive displacement pump being shut off correlates with the pit volume and/or gas concentration after the positive displacement pump is shut off;
measuring pit volume using a fluid level sensor and/or gas concentration using a gas level sensor at the plurality of time points after the positive displacement pump is shut off, the measured pit volume including a total active volume (TAV) and a flowback curve, the flowback curve being a normalized TAV which is reset to zero when the positive displacement pump is shut off;
comparing the predicted pit volume and/or gas concentration with the measured pit volume and/or gas concentration at the plurality of time points after the positive displacement pump is shut off using a computer; and
producing a warning signal when the difference between the predicted pit volume and/or gas concentration and the measured pit volume and/or gas concentration is greater than a predetermined value.

US Pat. No. 10,920,580

REAL-TIME BOTTOM-HOLE FLOW MEASUREMENTS FOR HYDRAULIC FRACTURING WITH A DOPPLER SENSOR IN BRIDGE PLUG USING DAS COMMUNICATION

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A system for obtaining downhole flow rates and proppant concentrations between perforations during hydraulic fracturing comprising:at least one bridge plug deployed down hole in a casing with one or more perforations in the casing above the at least one bridge plug;
a Doppler based flow meter sensor installed in the at least one bridge plug, wherein the Doppler based flow meter sensor is configured to emit a Doppler signal uphole and to detect reflections of the Doppler signal off fluid used for hydraulic fracturing;
an electro acoustic technology acoustic signal generator installed in the at least one bridge plug; and
a fiber optic cable installed on the outside of the casing that is part of a distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) system connected to a surface distributed acoustic sensing interrogator.

US Pat. No. 10,920,575

METHODS AND SYSTEMS EMPLOYING A ROTATING MAGNET AND FIBER OPTIC SENSORS FOR RANGING

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A system comprising:a drillstring in a first borehole, the drillstring comprising a magnet rotatable about an axis of the drillstring;
at least one fiber optic sensor deployed in a second borehole for generating electromagnetic (EM) field measurements in response to a magnetic field produced by rotation of the magnet about the axis of the drillstring; and
a processor in electronic communication with the at least one fiber optic sensor to determine a distance or direction of the magnet relative to the at least one fiber optic sensor based on the EM field measurements.

US Pat. No. 10,920,573

LOCKING LID FOR DOWNHOLE TOOLS

Hunting Energy Services, ...

8. A method for assembling a sonde housing used in directional drilling, the method comprising the steps of:providing a cylindrical housing body with walls defining a longitudinal cavity;
providing a cover for the cavity, the cover having a top surface, a bottom surface, opposing end surfaces and opposing longitudinal side surfaces, the cover being provided with a plurality of tabs extending from the longitudinal side surfaces of the cover which are engageable within mating grooves provided in the sonde housing body for slidably engaging the tabs;
wherein the cover is engageable within the cavity in the housing body by vertically positioning and partially engaging the cover therein, the cavity also beings sized to allow longitudinal sliding movement of the cover within the cavity, thereby allowing the cover to move from a partially engaged position to a fully engaged position;
positioning the cover within the cavity and fully engaging the cover within the cavity by sliding longitudinal movement;
wherein the tabs which are provided on the longitudinal side surfaces of the cover are cut on an inclined angle which forms a ramp surface with respect to the mating grooves provided in the sonde housing body so that when the tabs engage the mating grooves during the longitudinal sliding movement of the cover within the cavity pressure is created against the mating surfaces of the sonde housing body and the cover;
further securing the cover within the cavity by engaging a roll pin between the sonde housing body and the cover when the cover is in place in the fully engaged position; and
wherein the tabs which are provided on the longitudinal surfaces of the cover are cut at an angle in the range from about 5 to 20 degrees with respect to a longitudinal center line of the sonde housing body.

US Pat. No. 10,920,555

FLUID EXCHANGE DEVICES AND RELATED CONTROLS, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS

Flowserve Management Comp...

1. A system for exchanging pressure between at least two fluid streams, the system comprising:a pressure exchange device comprising:
at least one tank;
at least one high pressure inlet in communication with the at least one tank and for receiving a fluid at a first higher pressure into the at least one tank;
at least one low pressure inlet in communication with the at least one tank and for receiving a downhole fluid at a first lower pressure into the at least one tank;
at least one high pressure outlet in communication with the at least one tank and for outputting the downhole fluid from the at least one tank at a second higher pressure that is greater than the first lower pressure;
at least one low pressure outlet in communication with the at least one tank and for outputting the fluid from the at least one tank at a second lower pressure that is less than the first higher pressure;
a valve device comprising a linear valve actuator, wherein the valve actuator is configured to move one or more valve members at variable rates along a stroke of the linear valve actuator in order to selectively fill and empty the at least one tank in communication with the at least one low pressure outlet and the at least one high pressure inlet, the system and the valve device configured to:
move the valve actuator at a first higher rate of speed when in communication with a low pressure outlet;
move the valve actuator at a second lower rate of speed that is less than the first higher rate of speed when transitioning into communication with the high pressure inlet;
selectively place the fluid at the first higher pressure in communication with the downhole fluid at the first lower pressure in order to pressurize the downhole fluid to the second higher pressure; and
selectively output the fluid at the second lower pressure from the pressure exchange device through the at least one low pressure outlet; and
at least one pump for supplying the fluid at the first higher pressure to the at least one high pressure inlet of the pressure device.

US Pat. No. 10,920,542

PERFORATOR HAVING MOVABLE CLUSTERS OF PERFORATOR GUNS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

17. A method comprising:lowering a perforator tool down a wellbore to a perforating position, wherein the perforator tool comprises a first cluster of perforator guns in a closed position at a first axial position and a second cluster of perforator guns in the closed position at a second axial position; and
in response to the perforator tool being lowered to a perforator position in the wellbore,
moving the first cluster of perforator guns from the closed position to an expanded position;
moving the second cluster of perforator guns from the closed position to the expanded position;
moving the first cluster axially such that the first cluster and the second cluster at least partially overlap; and
perforating the wellbore based on detonation of the first and second cluster of perforator guns.

US Pat. No. 10,920,529

SURFACE CONTROLLED WIRELINE RETRIEVABLE SAFETY VALVE

1. A surface-controlled wireline-retrievable safety valve comprising:a seat housing comprising a plurality of flow ports and configured to house a hard-seat;
a closure device comprising a plurality of equalization ports, wherein the closure device is disposed within the seat housing and is configured to controllably move off the hard seat and expose the plurality of flow ports to a central lumen of the safety valve under hydraulic actuation;
a power piston comprising a shoulder portion, wherein the power piston is attached to the closure device and the shoulder portion is disposed within a hydraulic chamber housing forming a differential area;
a hydraulic actuation port configured to receive hydraulic actuation fluid from a surface pump; and
a hydraulic passage configured to convey the hydraulic actuation fluid from the hydraulic actuation port to the differential area via a hydraulic access port,
wherein, under hydraulic actuation, prior to the closure device moving off the hard seat, production fluids entering the plurality of flow ports cause a metal-to-metal seal of the closure device to open allowing at least one of the plurality of equalization ports of the closure device to equalize hydraulic pressure across the closure device while the closure device is still on the hard seat, and
wherein, under hydraulic actuation, hydraulic fluid in the differential area causes the power piston to compress a power spring and move the closure device off the hard seat exposing the plurality of flow ports to the central lumen of the safety valve.

US Pat. No. 10,920,523

BALL DROP WIRELINE ADAPTER KIT

INNOVEX DOWNHOLE SOLUTION...

17. A method for actuating a plug in a wellbore, comprising:running a wireline adapter kit and the plug into the wellbore, wherein an inner sleeve of the wireline adapter kit is coupled to a mandrel of the plug as the wireline adapter kit and the plug are run into the wellbore, and wherein a first retainer is positioned at least partially within the inner sleeve and prevents an impediment in the inner sleeve from passing therethrough and into the plug when a force on the impediment is less than a predetermined amount;
setting the plug in the wellbore using the wireline adapter kit;
decoupling the inner sleeve from the mandrel after the plug is set, which allows a second retainer in the inner sleeve, the mandrel, or both to actuate from a first position that prevents the impediment from passing through the first retainer to a second position that allows the impediment to pass through the first retainer; and
increasing a pressure differential across the impediment after the wireline adapter kit is decoupled from the plug, thereby causing force on the impediment to exceed the predetermined amount such that the impediment passes through the first retainer and into the plug.

US Pat. No. 10,920,511

TOOL POSITIONING DEVICES FOR OIL AND GAS APPLICATIONS

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A positioning device for adjusting a vertical position of a tool within a wellbore, the positioning device comprising:an anchor configured for attachment to the wellbore at a fixed vertical location within the wellbore;
a shaft coupled to the anchor;
a coupling member to which the tool is attached, the coupling member configured to be translated along the shaft to adjust the vertical position of the tool with respect to the fixed vertical location of the anchor within the wellbore; and
a housing that carries the anchor,
wherein the housing defines a first fluid chamber located between the anchor and the coupling member, and wherein the coupling member defines an interior region that provides a second fluid chamber that is fluidically coupled to the first fluid chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,920,501

EXPANSION CHAMBER

INNOVEX DOWNHOLE SOLUTION...

1. An expansion chamber for use on a tubular, the expansion chamber comprising:a shell that is configured to be attached to the tubular by a bonding material, the shell having a port configured to receive the bonding material therethrough and into a cavity of the shell; and
a tube unit configured to be placed in the cavity of the shell, the tube unit having a tube with a port that is in fluid communication with the port of the shell, wherein the tube unit is at least partially enveloped in the bonding material.

US Pat. No. 10,920,500

ADJUSTABLE DOWNHOLE NOZZLE

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A drill bit nozzle comprising:a nozzle body including,
a fixed diameter inlet orifice; and
a plurality of slats each having a first end, a second end, and a pair of lengthwise edges extending between the first end and the second end, each slat contoured to overlap with lengthwise edges of one or more adjacent slats, wherein each first end is rotationally attached at a respective position around the inlet orifice, and wherein the second ends form the variable diameter outlet orifice, wherein each slat comprises a radially outward facing surface that is ramped upwardly from the second end to the first end or upwardly from the first end to the second end;
a ring member disposed circumferentially around said plurality of slats; and
an actuator configured to linearly displace said ring member lengthwise along said plurality of slats.

US Pat. No. 10,920,487

PHOTOVOLTAIC SUNSHADE WITH PHOTOVOLTAIC THIN FILM STRIPS

King Abdulaziz University...

1. A sunshade system having a plurality of photovoltaically active sunshades, comprising:at least two sunshades, each comprising a flat surface constructed of a plastic polymer fabric,
wherein each flat surface constructed of plastic polymer fabric Is covered at least partially by a thin film comprising four rows of photovoltaic cells, each row comprising a plurality of photovoltaic cells connected in series, wherein the rows are connected In parallel, and wherein the photovoltaic cells are adhered to the plastic polymer fabric,
wherein each flat surface constructed of the plastic polymer fabric has a first end, a second end, a left edge, a right edge and a first central axis, a length (UL) between the first and second end and a width (W) between the left edge and the right edge;
for each sunshade:
a frame having a first rod perpendicular to the first central axis, the first rod having a left end and a right end, wherein a distance between the left end and the right end equals the width (W) of the plastic polymer fabric;
a second rod perpendicular to the first central axis and parallel to the first rod, the second rod having a left end and a right end, wherein a distance between the left end and the right end equals the width (W) of the plastic polymer fabric;
a third rod placed parallel to the first central axis, the third rod having a first end and a second end and a length (L), wherein the first end of the third rod is attached to a center of the first rod and extends at least partially through the first rod and wherein the second end of the third rod is attached to a center of the second rod;
a first guy wire having a first wire end and a second wire end, wherein the first wire end is attached to the left end of the first rod, and the second wire end is attached to the left end of the second rod;
a second guy wire having a third wire end and a fourth wire end, wherein the third wire end is attached to the right end of the first rod, and the fourth wire end is attached to the right end of the second rod;
wherein, for each sunshade, the flat surface of the plastic polymer fabric is attached at the first end to the first rod, attached at the second end to the second rod, wherein the plastic polymer fabric is attached along the first central axis to the third rod, attached along the left edge to the first guy wire and attached along the right edge to the second guy wire;
a first metal bar proximate to and parallel to each first rod;
a second metal bar proximate to and parallel to each second rod; further for each sunshade:
an electric motor having a body and a shaft extending perpendicularly to the body, wherein the electric motor is attached to the first metal bar and the shaft is parallel to the first central axis,
wherein the third rod is connected at the first end to the electric motor shaft;
a hinge connected to the second metal bar, wherein the third rod is connected at the second end to the hinge; and
a first controller operatively connected to the electric motors, the first controller including circuitry configured to actuate the electric motors to rotate the shaft bi-directionally through an angle of 180 degrees.

US Pat. No. 10,920,484

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR PET DOORS

Smartec Products LLC, Ph...

1. A door unit configured to connect to a pet doer security panel holder and respond to a signal from an authorized tag associated with a pet, comprising:a frame having a hole defined therethrough;
a door disposed over the hole and mounted on the frame, wherein the door opens only away from the security panel holder;
a motor, wherein the motor drives movement of the door;
a security panel interface on the frame, wherein the security panel interface comprises a selectable modular connector adapted to hang the frame on the security panel holder;
a tag sensor disposed on a central part of the door, wherein the tag sensor comprises a directional wireless Bluetooth sensor, comprising:
an interior sensor disposed on a first side of the door;
an exterior sensor disposed on a second side of the door; and
a shield housing, wherein the shield housing shields the interior sensor from signals from a first direction and shields the exterior sensor from signals from a second direction;
a control system responsive to signals from the tag sensor, wherein:
the motor is responsive to signals from the control system; and
the control system causes the motor to open the door when the tag sensor receives the signal from the authorized tag.

US Pat. No. 10,920,480

THERMALLY EFFICIENT WINDOW FRAME

GED Integrated Solutions,...

1. A multi-sided channel shaped composite spacer frame for arranging first and second glass lites in a spaced apart, generally parallel relation to each other, said spacer frame comprising:an elongated thermal interruption strip comprising at least a portion of a peripheral wall, the elongated thermal interruption strip forms a portion of said composite spacer frame and extends around a periphery of the spacer frame;
a first elongated frame stock comprising at least a portion of the peripheral wall and comprising a first lateral wall, wherein an edge portion of the first elongated frame stock is secured to the thermal interruption strip;
a second elongated frame stock comprising at least a portion of the peripheral wall and comprising a second lateral wall, wherein an edge portion of the second elongated frame stock is secured to the thermal interruption strip, the first and second lateral walls and the peripheral wall forming an u-shaped channel defining an interior region; and
a vapor barrier overlying the thermal interruption strip and at least a portion of the peripheral wall to impede contaminants from reaching the interior region bounded by the first and second elongated frame stocks and prevent loss of fluids from the interior region, the vapor barrier comprising an airtight film.

US Pat. No. 10,920,474

HINGE DEVICE

SUGATSUNE KOGYO CO., LTD....

1. A hinge device, comprising:a case having a first contact portion, a second contact portion and a cylindrical portion;
a coil spring fitted in the cylindrical portion of the case;
a shaft member having a shaft inserted inside the coil spring, and a first engaging portion and a second engaging portion fixed to the shaft in anti-rotatable; wherein
when the case is rotated relatively from a neutral position in one direction with respect to the shaft member, one end of the coil spring in contact with the first contact portion of the case is rotated relatively in the one direction with respect to the shaft member, while another end of the coil spring comes into contact with the second engaging portion of the shaft member, thereby twisting the coil spring;
when the case is rotated relatively from the neutral position in the other direction with respect to the shaft member, the other end of the coil spring in contact with the second contact portion of the case is rotated relatively in the other direction with respect to the shaft member, while the one end of the coil spring comes into contact with the first engaging portion of the shaft member, thereby twisting the coil spring; and
the first and second contact portions are formed integral with the cylindrical portion;
wherein the one end of the coil spring is provided with a first spring holder that comes into contact with the first contact portion of the case;wherein the first spring holder has an arm extending in an axial direction of the shaft, andthe cylindrical portion has an end wall provided with a groove into which the arm of the first spring holder enters.

US Pat. No. 10,920,466

AIRCRAFT LAVATORY DOOR LATCH

SAFRAN CABIN INC., Hunti...

1. A door latch assembly comprising:a housing that includes a housing interior,
a switch member operatively associated with the housing that is rotatable between a first position and a second position,
a locking bolt that is movable linearly between an unlocked position and a locked position,
a gear train operatively connected between the switch member and the locking bolt,
wherein rotational motion of the switch member is converted to linear motion of the locking bolt, such that rotation of the switch member from the first position to the second position moves the locking bolt from the unlocked position to the locked position, and
an override assembly that includes a main body portion and a finger lid hingedly connected to the main body portion, wherein the finger lid is pivotable between a stowed position and a deployed position, wherein rotational motion of the finger lid is converted to linear motion of the locking bolt by the gear train, such that rotation of the finger lid from a first position to a second position moves the locking bolt from the unlocked position to the locked position.

US Pat. No. 10,920,465

INTERIOR DOOR LOCK OPERATOR INTEGRATED INTO PULL DOOR HANDLE

Illinois Tool Works Inc.,...

1. A side door of a motor vehicle, comprising:a door lock having a mechanical actuating means;
a door lock actuator connected to the door lock, the door lock actuator being an interior door actuator and having a pivoting lever pivotably mounted about a rotational axis of a joint, the pivoting lever having a coupling section connected to the mechanical actuating means;
an electric switch disposed in the pivoting lever and connected to the door lock via a signal line; and
an interior door handle having
one or more fastening regions, and
at least one handle region, the handle region defining an opening to receive a hand and having an axial extent, wherein:
the pivoting lever is integrated into the handle region of the interior door handle, and
the rotational axis is oriented substantially transversely with respect to the axial extent.

US Pat. No. 10,920,460

FORGED FRAME HANDCUFFS

ARMAMENT SYSTEMS AND PROC...

1. A method of manufacturing a handcuff comprising:a. bending a first bar of alloy into a curve roughly matching a shape of a desired cheek plate half;
b. heating the first bar to a forging temperature;
c. die forging the first heated, curved bar into a first cheek frame forging having a first lockset cavity portion;
d. trimming the first cheek frame forging to shape to a form a first forged cheek from half having a first cheek arm;
e. repeating steps a-c with a second bar of alloy thereby obtaining a second cheek frame forging having a second lockset cavity portion;
f. trimming the second cheek frame forging to form a second forged cheek frame half having a second cheek arm;
g. joining the first cheek frame half directly to the second cheek frame half, the first lockset cavity portion and the second lockset cavity portion combining to form a lockset cavity;
h. pivotally attaching a bow between the first and second cheek arms;
i. installing a lockset in the lockset cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,920,447

TENT PEG AND THE PROCESSING METHOD THEREOF

1. A tent peg, comprising a tent peg cover, a tent peg prong and a prism shape tent peg body; wherein the tent peg cover and the tent peg prong are made of alloy, the tent peg body is made of carbon fiber, the tent peg cover is disposed on a top side of the tent peg body, and the tent peg prong is disposed at a bottom side of the tent peg body;wherein a first locking plate is provided on the top side of the tent peg body; a second locking plate is provided at the bottom side of the tent peg body; the tent peg cover is connected to the first locking plate, and the tent peg prong is connected to the second locking plate.

US Pat. No. 10,920,429

SIDING PANEL WITH IMPROVED LOCKING MECHANISM AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE

CertainTeed LLC, Malvern...

1. A siding system comprising a plurality of siding panels each secured to an exterior face of a building by a fastener, the plurality of siding panels being arranged in a vertically overlapping fashion to form a plurality of overlapping pairs of siding panels, with each overlapping pair having an underlapping siding panel and an overlapping siding panel having a bottom edge overlapping a top edge of the underlapping siding panel, wherein each of the plurality of siding panels comprises:a siding panel having a front face, a rear face, a first side, and a second side;
a first locking mechanism disposed on the rear face of the siding panel adjacent the top edge, the first locking mechanism being configured to interlock with a second locking mechanism of a second siding panel, the first locking mechanism being formed as a protrusion having a first angled portion;
a second locking mechanism disposed on the rear face of the siding panel, the second locking mechanism being formed as a C-shaped portion having a flat angled portion and a groove, the second locking mechanism being configured to interlock with a first locking mechanism of a third siding panel; and
wherein in each of the overlapping pairs of siding panels, the first locking mechanism of the underlapping siding panel is interlocked with the second locking mechanism of the overlapping siding panel;
wherein the first angled portion of the protrusion of first locking mechanism abuts the flat angled portion of the second locking mechanism, and wherein the protrusion of the first locking mechanism does not fit completely within the groove of the second locking mechanism, and
wherein a front surface of the protrusion of the first locking mechanism of the underlapping siding panel abuts a rear surface of the overlapping siding panel adjacent the second locking mechanism thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,920,428

SIDING PANEL AND ASSEMBLY TO ADDRESS DIMPLING

Progressive Foam Technolo...

1. A composite siding panel, comprising:a backing member having a front face, a rear face opposite the front face, a first side edge, and a second side edge opposite the first side edge;
a siding member having a front face, a rear face opposite the front face, a first side edge, and a second side edge opposite the first side edge; and
an adhesive layer that joins the rear face of the siding member to the front face of the backing member, wherein the adhesive layer comprises a central area having a first side edge and a second side edge, and a set of spaced-apart first fingers extending from the first side edge of the central area.

US Pat. No. 10,920,408

ANTIMICROBIAL TOILET WITH ELECTROLYZER

Hall Labs LLC, Provo, UT...

1. An antimicrobial toilet, comprising:a hydraulic circuit comprising a siphon tube and a fresh water conduit, wherein the fresh water conduit is in fluid communication with the siphon tube and a source of fresh water;
a toilet bowl;
at least one pair of electrodes, wherein each of the at least one pair of electrodes comprises a cathode and an anode, and wherein each of the at least one pair of electrodes is positioned within the hydraulic circuit;
an electrical power source; and
at least two electrical lead wires, wherein each of the at least two electrical lead wires are in contact with either the anode or the cathode of each of the at least one pair of electrodes and with the electrical power source;
wherein at least one of the at least one pair of electrodes comprises two conductive rings disposed within the siphon tube.

US Pat. No. 10,920,403

SHOVEL

SUMITOMO(S.H.I.) CONSTRUC...

1. A shovel comprising:a lower traveling body;
an upper turning body turnably mounted on the lower traveling body;
an image capturing device attached to the upper turning body; and
a display device,
wherein the shovel has an object detecting function of detecting an object using the image capturing device, and an operating condition of the object detecting function of the shovel is displayed on the display device.

US Pat. No. 10,920,401

MANAGING WORK AREA RESERVATIONS FOR AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

Caterpillar Paving Produc...

1. A method of managing autonomous vehicle work area reservations performed by an autonomous vehicle, comprising:determining a work area to be reserved for an autonomous operation of the autonomous vehicle;
broadcasting a request to reserve the work area for the autonomous vehicle;
determining, after broadcasting the request to reserve the work area for the autonomous vehicle and before selectively reserving the work area, whether a communication, that indicates a reservation conflict for the work area, has been received by the autonomous vehicle;
selectively reserving the work area and performing the autonomous operation in the work area based on determining whether the communication has been received by the autonomous vehicle;
broadcasting, during the autonomous operation, one or more signals identifying the work area;
determining that the autonomous operation has been completed; and
stopping the broadcasting of the one or more signals identifying the work area based on determining that the autonomous operation has been completed.

US Pat. No. 10,920,395

EXCAVATING EARTH FROM A DIG SITE USING AN EXCAVATION VEHICLE

Built Robotics Inc., San...

1. A method for moving a volume of material from a site, the method comprisingselecting, for an earth moving vehicle (EMV) in a site, a set of instructions for the EMV to move material in the site, the set of instructions comprising a location in the site from which a volume of material is to be moved;
executing, with a computer coupled to the EMV, the set of instructions configured to cause the EMV to:
position a leading edge of a tool of the EMV at a depth below a ground surface of a location;
move the tool of the EMV over a first distance below the ground surface of the location to move a volume of material;
determine, as the tool moves over the first distance, an orientation of the EMV relative to the ground surface of the location;
compare the orientation of the EMV relative to the ground surface of the location to a threshold angle; and
responsive to determining that the orientation of the EMV relative to the ground surface of the location exceeds the threshold angle, navigate the EMV to return to a previous location in the site.

US Pat. No. 10,920,393

ROPE SHOVEL WITH NON-LINEAR DIGGING ASSEMBLY

Joy Global Surface Mining...

1. A mining machine comprising:a frame;
a boom including a first end and a second end opposite the first end, the first end coupled to the frame;
a pivot element positioned between the first end and the second end of the boom;
a hoist rope including a portion extending over the second end of the boom;
an elongated member supported by the pivot element for movement relative to the boom, the member including,
a first end,
a second end,
a pair of arms oriented parallel to one another, each arm including a first portion proximate the first end of the member and a second portion positioned between the first portion and the second end of the member, at least a portion of the second portion oriented at an angle relative to the first portion, the first portion defining a first centerline extending between the first end and the second portion,
a first lug and a second lug spaced apart from the first lug, the first lug and the second lug positioned adjacent the second end and coupled to one of the arms, both the first lug and the second lug being positioned on the same side of the first centerline, and
a cross-member extending laterally between the second portions of the arms, the cross-member offset from the first portion such that a centerline of the first portion is spaced apart from the cross-member; and
a digging attachment coupled to the first lug and the second lug and being supported by the hoist rope.

US Pat. No. 10,920,390

TREATMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EX-SITU CARBONIZATION AND SOLIDIFICATION OF SILT SOIL USING ACTIVE MAGNESIUM OXIDE

SOUTHEAST UNIVERSITY, Na...

1. A treatment system for an ex-situ carbonization and solidification of silt soil using an active magnesium oxide, comprising a pretreatment device, a solidifying agent supply device, a homomixing device, a granulating device, a carbonization device, and a collection device; whereinthe pretreatment device is respectively connected to a water storage tank and a buffer bin, and the buffer bin is further provided with a moisture sensor;
the homomixing device comprises a first metering hopper, a second metering hopper, a third metering hopper, a conveyor belt, a homomixing stirrer and a first feed hopper;
the first metering hopper is connected to the buffer bin through a first picking device; the conveyor belt is located at lower portions of the first metering hopper, the second metering hopper, and the third metering hopper; the first feed hopper is located below a blanking end of the conveyor belt, and the first feed hopper is fixed above the homomixing stirrer; bottoms of the first metering hopper, the second metering hopper, and the third metering hopper are respectively provided with a first metering sensor, a second metering sensor and a third metering sensor;
the solidifying agent supply device comprises a first storage tank and a second storage tank, and the first storage tank and the second storage tank are respectively connected to an air compressor through a first vent pipe; a first pressure regulating valve is disposed on the first vent pipe of the first storage tank, and a second pressure regulating valve is disposed on the first vent pipe of the second storage tank; a bottom of the first storage tank and a bottom of the second storage tank are further respectively connected to an upper part of the second metering hopper and an upper part of the third metering hopper through a second vent pipe;
the granulating device is located below the homomixing device, and a top of the granulating device is provided with a second feed hopper; and the second feed hopper is connected to a bottom of the homomixing stirrer through a material conveying pipe;
the carbonization device comprises a third feed hopper, a carbonization chamber, a vibrating screen, a gasholder, a temperature sensor, and a pressure sensor; the third feed hopper is connected to the bottom of the granulating device through a second picking device, and the third feed hopper is connected to the top of the carbonization chamber through a first pipe; a feed valve is arranged on the first pipe; the vibrating screen is located inside the carbonization chamber and is located below the third feed hopper; the temperature sensor and the pressure sensor are disposed on an upper portion or a side wall of the carbonization chamber; the gasholder is connected to the top of the carbonization chamber through a third vent pipe, and a third pressure regulating valve is further disposed on the third vent pipe; and
the collection device comprises a lye tank and a storage bin; the lye tank is connected to a bottom of the carbonization chamber through a second pipe, and the second pipe is provided with a control valve, and the storage bin is connected to a lower part of the carbonization chamber through a discharge pipe; and the discharge pipe is provided with a discharge valve.

US Pat. No. 10,920,378

STAMPED STEEL DETECTABLE WARNING TILE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE

TUF-TITE, INC., Lake Zur...

1. A method for forming a detectable warning tile from a sheet of steel using a progressive die, the method comprising:feeding the sheet of steel through the progressive die using a feeding mechanism;
preforming structures across a width and length of the sheet of steel using one or more first workstations of the progressive die, the structures including domes; and
coining the structures to form an array of tactile portions in the sheet of steel using one or more second workstations of the progressive die, the tactile portions including truncated domes resulting from coining the domes.

US Pat. No. 10,920,361

SUPPORT FOR HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE, AND HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE

QINGDAO HAIER WASHING MAC...

1. A support for a household appliance, comprising:a hydraulic plate;
a sheath being fixedly connected with the hydraulic plate;
a regulating support being arranged in the sheath and being axially movable relative to the sheath;
an accommodation chamber being formed by the hydraulic plate, the sheath and the regulating support; and
a flexible accommodation body accommodating a liquid medium and being arranged in the accommodation chamber;
the flexible accommodation body extending and retracting to drive the regulating support to axially move in the sheath for leveling under action of pressure;
wherein a fixing member for sealingly mounting the flexible accommodation body to the hydraulic plate and a protecting member for protecting the flexible accommodation body are provided, wherein the fixing member is embedded in the protecting member, and one end of the protecting member is provided with a protecting curved surface and the protecting curved surface is matched with an outer surface of the flexible accommodation body to prevent the flexible accommodation body from being damaged by pressure;
another end of the protecting member is provided with an insertion groove, and the fixing member is embedded in the insertion groove of the protecting member.

US Pat. No. 10,920,355

GARMENT PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING GARMENT PROCESSING APPARATUS

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of controlling a laundry treating apparatus, the laundry treatment apparatus comprising a drum in which laundry is stored, a drum inlet provided at a first end of the drum, a tub for rotatably supporting the drum, a tub inlet provided at a first end of the tub and communicating with the drum inlet, a driving unit for rotating the drum, at least one permanent magnet provided in any one of the drum and the tub to generate a magnetic force, a signal generator provided in the other one of the drum and the tub to generate various signals based on the magnetic force varied depending on a position of the permanent magnet; and a controller for controlling an operation of the driving unit and a supply and a discharge of water to the tub via a water supply unit and a drainage unit, respectively, in accordance with a signal provided by the signal generator while the drum is being rotated, the method comprising:rotating the drum at a first predetermined RPM through the driving unit;
sensing, via the signal generator, a magnetic force value of a magnetic force generated in the permanent magnet during rotation of the drum;
stopping an operation of the driving unit or rotating the drum at a second predetermined RPM which is lower than the first predetermined RPM if the sensed magnetic force value is outside of a predetermined magnetic force value reference range;
supplying water to and storing water in the tub through the water supply unit after stopping an operation of the driving unit or rotating the drum at the second predetermined RPM;
rotating the drum at a third predetermined RPM different from the first predetermined RPM through the driving unit;
draining the water stored in the tub through the drainage unit after rotating the drum at the third predetermined RPM for a predetermined time period; and
rotating the drum at the first predetermined RPM through the driving unit.

US Pat. No. 10,920,353

SEWING MACHINE

JANOME SEWING MACHINE CO....

1. A sewing machine comprising:a needle bar supported by a needle bar supporter in a manner freely movable up and down relative to a frame;
an upper shaft supported in a direction horizontal to the frame, and rotated by a motor;
a crank fixed to the upper shaft, and having an output end that rotates;
a crank rod having an input end connected to the output end of the crank in a freely rotatable manner;
a slider provided to an output end of the crank rod in a manner freely movable up and down relative to the frame; and
a connection rod having an input end connected to an intermediate portion between the input end of the crank rod and the output end of the crank rod in a freely rotatable manner, and having an output end connected to the needle bar in a freely rotatable manner,
wherein a length from a connecting position of the connection rod and the crank rod to a connecting position of the slider and the crank rod and a length of the connection rod differ, and
the length of the connection rod is shorter than the length from the connecting position of the connection rod and the crank rod to the connecting position of the slider and the crank rod.

US Pat. No. 10,920,350

FELTING NEEDLE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING AT LEAST ONE FELTING NEEDLE

Groz-Beckert KG, Albstad...

1. A felting needle (1) which extends lengthwise (z) from a mounting (10) to a working-end extremity (16) thereof and which has a working part (15) that extends lengthwise (z) along a part of a longitudinal extent (z) of the felting needle (1), the felting needle comprising:a cross-sectional area (24-29) which extends in radial (r) and circumferential directions (?) of the felting needle (1) and forms the cross-sectional area (24-29) of the working part (15) for a majority of the length thereof,
at least one barb (2), which penetrates into the working part (15) and is formed by an incut running from an outer surface of the working part (15) towards an interior of the felting needle (1), wherein the at least one barb includes a lip at which a height of the barb in the radial direction is at its maximum;
at least one bulge (7), proximal to the barb lip, that projects convexly beyond a circumferential surface of the felting needle (1) in the working part thereof (15) in the needle's radial direction (r) and has a maximum height in the radial direction that is greater than the height of the lip,
wherein the at least one bulge (7) extends lengthwise (z) along the felting needle (1) only along a part of the working part (15) in said lengthwise direction (z),
wherein the at least one bulge (7) includes a barbing bead portion formed as a result of the formation of the at least one barb,
wherein the at least one barb (2) adjoins the at least one bulge in the lengthwise direction (z) of the felting needle (1), and
wherein the needle further comprises an elongate die imprint resulting from formation of the at least one bulge adjacent to the at least one bulge that extends in the lengthwise direction.

US Pat. No. 10,920,349

MULTILAYER NONWOVEN FABRIC, STRETCHABLE MULTILAYER NONWOVEN FABRIC, FIBER PRODUCT, ABSORBENT ARTICLE, AND SANITARY MASK

MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC., ...

1. A multilayer nonwoven fabric, comprising:an elastic nonwoven fabric containing a long fiber of a first thermoplastic elastomer (A?) and a low crystalline polypropylene satisfying the following (a) to (f); and
two mixed fiber spunbonded nonwoven fabrics,
wherein the multilayer nonwoven fabric has a three-layer structure including the mixed fiber spunbonded nonwoven fabric, the elastic nonwoven fabric and the mixed fiber spunbonded nonwoven fabric, in this order,
wherein each of the mixed fiber spunbonded nonwoven fabrics contains a long fiber of a second thermoplastic elastomer (A) and a long fiber of a thermoplastic resin (B) other than the second thermoplastic elastomer (A) in a ratio of 10 to 90% by mass:90 to 10% by mass ((A):(B), with the proviso that (A)+(B)=100% by mass), and
wherein the thermoplastic resin (B) is an olefinic polymer composition consisting essentially of a propylene polymer and a high-density polyethylene:(a) [mmmm]=20 to 60 mol %;(b) [rrrr]/(1?[mmmm])<0.1;(c) [rmrm]>2.5 mol %;(d) [mm]×[rr]/[(mr)]2<2.0;(e) weight-average molecular weight (Mw)=10,000 to 200,000; and(f) molecular weight distribution (Mw/Mn)<4,wherein:[mmmm] is a mesopentad fraction;[rrrr] is a racemic pentad fraction;[rmrm] is a racemic meso racemic mesopentad fraction; and[mm], [rr] and [mr] are triad fractions,wherein the first thermoplastic elastomer (A?) includes a first thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer, and the second thermoplastic elastomer (A) includes a second thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer,
wherein a mixing ratio of the first thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer in the elastic nonwoven fabric is greater than 0% and up to 40% by mass, and is smaller than a mixing ratio of the second thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer in any one of the two mixed fiber spunbonded nonwoven fabrics, and
wherein low temperature heat sealability of the multilayer nonwoven fabric is from 10 N/50 mm to about 18.5 N/50 mm.

US Pat. No. 10,920,348

METHOD OF COMPRESSING MAN-MADE VITREOUS FIBRE WEB

1. A method of compressing an uncured man-made vitreous fibre web conducted by a compression unit on a production line prior to entering a curing oven, the web having two opposed major faces, wherein the method comprises the steps:passing the uncured web along a path; and
subjecting the uncured web to thickness compression, by the compression unit, by applying compression to the two major opposed faces of the uncured web,
wherein
compression of each of said major faces of the uncured web is applied by passing the path between converging continuous compression surfaces,
wherein
the respective major face of the uncured web that is being compressed is in contact with one of the converging compression surfaces,
wherein
each surface of the converging compression surfaces through which the path passes is inclined towards the path, providing an upstream end of each respective surface at a greater distance from the path than a downstream end of the respective surface, and compression is thereby applied to the two opposing major faces simultaneously,
and wherein
each inclined converging compression surface applies an amount of compression to the major face of the uncured web with which the respective inclined converging surface is in contact, wherein one surface is provided by a conveyor belt with at least two primary support rollers and at least one secondary support roller located between the primary support rollers, the position of the at least one secondary support roller being moveable towards and away from the path, the amount of compression applied to at least one of the two opposing major faces of the uncured web between the at least two primary support rollers is adjustable by moving the at least one secondary support roller.

US Pat. No. 10,920,344

REED AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

Groz-Beckert KG, Albstad...

1. A reed (15), comprising:a plurality of dents (16) that extend in a longitudinal direction (L) between a first end (17) and an opposite second end (18),
wherein individual ones of the plurality of dents (16) have end sections (19) adjoining the first end (17) and the second end (18) respectively and have a working section (20) between the end sections (19),
whereas individual ones of the plurality of dents (16) have a first dent outer surface (A1) extending in a first plane (E1) in the working section (20) and have a second dent outer surface (A2) extending in a second plane (E2) in the working section (20), wherein the two planes (E1, E2) are orientated parallel to each other,
wherein in at least one end section (19) of at least one of the plurality of dents (16) multiple spacer studs (30) are present that are deepened at a first side (S1) compared with the first plane (E1) respectively and that are raised at a second side (S2) compared with the second plane (E2), wherein a percentage of a sum of the stud outer surface areas (F) of all of the multiple spacer studs (30) at their second side is at most 15% of a total end section surface area of a common end section (19) at the second side, and an adhesive bond is created between adjacent end sections (19) of individual ones of the plurality of dents (16).

US Pat. No. 10,920,329

ANODE ASSEMBLY FOR ALUMINUM ELECTROLYSIS CELLS AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ANODE ASSEMBLIES

1. An anode assembly for an aluminum electrolysis cell, the anode assembly comprising:a baked anode block comprising at least one connector molding cavity;
a plurality of elongated connection elements extending longitudinally along at least 50% of a length of the baked anode block, each having an anode block contact surface and an electrical connection surface, the anode block contact surface being embedded in the baked anode block and being in electrical communication with the baked anode block;
at least one electromechanical crossbar connector covering the electrical connection surfaces of the plurality of elongated connection elements and extending in and at least partially filling the at least one connector molding cavity; and
a crossbar having a lower section embedded in the at least one electromechanical crossbar connector and being in electrical communication therewith, the crossbar being electrically connected to the plurality of elongated connection elements through their electrical connection surfaces and the at least one electromechanical crossbar connector.

US Pat. No. 10,920,322

METHOD FOR DIRECTLY DEPOSITING PALLADIUM ONTO A NON-ACTIVATED SURFACE OF A GALLIUM NITRIDE SEMICONDUCTOR

Atotech Deutschland GmbH,...

1. Method for directly depositing palladium onto a non-activated surface of a gallium nitride semiconductor, comprising in this order the steps:(i) providing a doped or non-doped gallium nitride semiconductor with a non-activated surface,
(ii) providing an aqueous, acidic palladium plating bath, comprising
(a) Pd2+ ions,
(b) one or more than one reducing agent suitable to reduce Pd2+ ions to metallic Pd0,
(c) one or more than one compound selected from the group consisting of compounds of formulae (I) and (II)

wherein R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, and R8 are independently H, alkyl, aryl, hetero aryl, NH2, SO3H, or OH, and
R9 is independently H, alkyl, aryl, or hetero aryl,
(iii) contacting the semiconductor with the plating bath such that metallic palladium or a palladium alloy is electrolessly deposited onto the non-activated surface of the semiconductor, the plating bath temperature being in the range of from 70° C. to 99° C.

US Pat. No. 10,920,315

PLASMA FORELINE THERMAL REACTOR SYSTEM

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

1. A foreline plasma reactor system for treating exhaust gases of a vacuum processing system, comprising:a first plasma source having a first inlet and an outlet;
a first downstream trap coupled to the outlet of the first plasma source; and
a first valve operable to selectively direct exhaust gases between a first flow path and a second flow path, the first flow path coupled to the first inlet of the first plasma source, the second flow path bypassing the first plasma source and the first downstream trap.

US Pat. No. 10,920,314

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A STEEL SHEET FOR A BATTERY CASE AND BATTERY CASE MADE ACCORDING THE METHOD

TATA STEEL UK LIMITED, L...

1. A method for manufacturing a battery case comprising the steps of:providing a Ni-plated steel sheet or strip,
bringing the Ni-plated steel sheet or strip in an enclosure,
heating the content of the enclosure,
supplying a graphene precursor into the enclosure,
applying a graphene based coating layer on the Ni-plated steel sheet or strip,
cooling the steel sheet or strip,
cutting plates or discs from the steel sheet or strip, and
performing a drawing operation on the plates or discs without applying a drawing lubricant on the steel sheet or strip or the plates and/or discs cut from the steel sheet or strip.

US Pat. No. 10,920,313

DIAZADIENYL COMPOUND, RAW MATERIAL FOR FORMING THIN FILM, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THIN FILM

ADEKA CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. A method for manufacturing a thin film, comprising the steps of:introducing a vapor including a diazadienyl compound obtained by vaporizing a raw material for forming a thin film comprising the diazadienyl compound and a reactive gas into a film formation chamber in which a substrate is disposed, wherein the diazadienyl compound is represented by Formula (I) below:

wherein R1 represents a C1-6 linear or branched alkyl group, and M represents nickel atom or manganese atom; and
forming, on a surface of the substrate, a thin film including at least one atom selected from nickel atom and manganese atom by inducing decomposition and/or chemical reaction of the diazadienyl compound.

US Pat. No. 10,920,311

DEPOSITION MASK, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME, AND METHOD FOR REPAIRING THE SAME

V TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., ...

1. A deposition mask comprising:a mask sheet formed by stacking a metal layer provided with a plurality of through holes on a film layer provided with a plurality of opening patterns, each through hole enclosing at least one of the opening patterns, and by dividing one surface of the mask sheet into a plurality of unit cells each including two or more of the opening patterns and two or more of the plurality of through holes; and
a sheet-shaped support member which is made of metal and has a plurality of openings corresponding to the unit cells of the mask sheet, the support member supporting the mask sheet by being joined to the metal layer of the mask sheet to which no external tension is applied,
wherein:
the metal layer is formed by plating on the film layer held in close contact by a substrate under such a condition as to generate internal tensile stress to the substrate, and
the support member is joined to the metal layer, and the internal tensile stress remains in the metal layer.

US Pat. No. 10,920,305

FE-BASED SHAPE MEMORY ALLOY MATERIAL AND METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME

TOHOKU UNIVERSITY, Senda...

1. A Fe-based shape memory alloy material, containing 25 atom % to 42 atom % of Mn, 10.5 atom % to 11.5 atom % of Al, 5 atom % to 12 atom % of Ni, and 5.1 atom % to 15 atom % of Cr, with the balance being Fe and unavoidable impurities,in which a temperature dependency of a transformation-induced stress is 0.30 MPa/° C. or lower.

US Pat. No. 10,920,300

TITANIUM COMPOSITE MATERIAL AND TITANIUM MATERIAL FOR HOT ROLLING

NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION,...

1. A titanium composite material, comprising:an inner layer comprising a commercially pure titanium or a titanium alloy;
an outer layer formed on at least one rolling surface of the inner layer, the outer layer having a chemical composition that is different from a chemical composition of the inner layer; and
an intermediate layer formed between the inner layer and the outer layer, the intermediate layer having a chemical composition that is different from the chemical composition of the inner layer, the intermediate layer satisfying the following formula;
wherein:
the outer layer has a thickness of 2 ?m or more, and a proportion of the outer layer with respect to the overall thickness is no more than 40% per side; and
a thickness of the intermediate layer is 0.5 ?m or more;
0

US Pat. No. 10,920,272

HIGH-THROUGHPUT METHOD FOR CHARACTERIZING THE GENOME-WIDE ACTIVITY OF EDITING NUCLEASES IN VITRO

1. A method of preparing a library of covalently closed circular double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) molecules, the method comprising:(a) providing a sample comprising dsDNA;
(b) performing a tagmentation of the dsDNA by incubating the dsDNA with a transposome complex comprising a transposase and a transposon DNA to add sequences that enable circularization;
(c) gap-repairing single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) gaps in the DNA molecules generated in step (b);
(d) treating the repaired dsDNA molecules to produce staggered DNA ends that can mediate intramolecular circularization;
(e) incubating the DNA molecules obtained in step (d) with a ligase to induce intramolecular ligation; and
(f) treating circularized DNA molecules obtained in step (e) with exonuclease(s) to degrade any remaining linear molecules with unligated ends and to produce a library of covalently closed circular dsDNA molecules.

US Pat. No. 10,920,268

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR ISOLATING ASYMMETRIC NUCLEIC ACID COMPLEXES

Pacific Biosciences of Ca...

1. A method for isolating nucleic acid synthesis-competent nucleic acid templates comprising:obtaining a sample comprising asymmetrically tagged nucleic acid templates each comprising a double-stranded insert region, a first hairpin adapter at one end, and a second hairpin adapter at the opposite end, wherein the first hairpin adapter comprises a synthesis primer binding site and a capture primer binding site positioned 3? of the synthesis primer binding site;
contacting the nucleic acid sample with a capture primer specific for the capture primer binding site under nucleic acid hybridization conditions;
immobilizing capture primer-hybridized nucleic acid templates to a solid support via a capture region on the capture primer;
contacting the nucleic acid templates immobilized to the solid support with a nucleic acid polymerase having strand displacement activity under conditions that promote nucleic acid synthesis from a synthesis primer hybridized to the synthesis primer binding site; and
collecting nucleic acid templates eluted from the solid support by the strand displacement activity of the nucleic acid polymerase, thereby isolating nucleic acid synthesis-competent nucleic acid templates.

US Pat. No. 10,920,262

CELL MEASUREMENT METHOD

KURASHIKI BOSEKI KABUSHIK...

1. A cell measurement method comprising:a step of staining target cells with a dye;
an image obtaining step for obtaining an image of the target cells;
a discrimination step for discriminating the target cells from contaminating cells by applying multi-stage binarization processing to the image;
a step of eliminating noises due to the contaminating cells from the image based on the result of the discrimination step; and
a step of evaluating an amount of target cells by integrating an index value of cell amount in the image from which the contaminating cells have been eliminated,
wherein when an island-like section is substantially circular in two binarization processings by using two threshold values which are different by a predetermined reference difference or more, and thus it can be estimated that the island-like section is substantially circular between these two threshold values regardless of the magnitude of the threshold values, the discrimination step comprises a step of judging that the island-like section is substantially spherical cells.

US Pat. No. 10,920,219

TAGMENTATION USING IMMOBILIZED TRANSPOSOMES WITH LINKERS

ILLUMINA, INC., San Dieg...

1. A transposome complex comprising:(i) a transposase,
(ii) a first transposon comprising:
(a) a 3? portion comprising a first transposon end sequence; and
(b) a first adaptor sequence at the 5? end of the first transposon end sequence;
(iii) a second transposon comprising a second transposon end sequence complementary to at least a portion of the first transposon end sequence; and
(iv) a non-nucleic acid linker having a first end attached to the 3? end of the second transposon and a second end attached to an affinity element.

US Pat. No. 10,920,186

DEVICE FOR CULTURING CELLS

GREINER BIO-ONE GMBH, Fr...

1. A device for culturing cells, which device comprises a bottom wall, at least one side wall as well as an upper wall for forming an interior volume that is configured to be shut off from the outside world,a liquid culture comprising cells being present on the bottom wall in use, enclosed by said at least one side wall,
at least one supply channel comprising a supply channel opening disposed in the upper wall, and at least one discharge channel disposed in the upper wall, wherein the at least one supply channel is configured to supply gas to the liquid culture and wherein the at least one discharge channel is configured to discharge gas wherein the at least one supply channel and the at least one discharge channel are separate channels, wherein the at least one supply channel is spaced from a central axis of the device by a distance which is smaller than half the smallest distance between the central axis and the at least one side wall or coincides with the central axis, and wherein said at least one supply channel and said at least one discharge channel are configured to distribute gas evenly throughout said device; and
wherein the upper wall is further provided with at least one inlet and/or one outlet opening separate from the at least one supply channel and the at least one discharge channel and in addition to the at least one supply channel and the at least one discharge channel for supplying and/or discharging culture medium to and from, respectively, the interior volume; and
wherein at least one intermediate bottom with at least one intermediate side wall is provided between the bottom wall and the upper wall, providing at least one intermediate space, in which the at least one intermediate space configured to hold another liquid culture with cells on the intermediate bottom in use, enclosed by the at least one intermediate wall, wherein the at least one intermediate bottom further includes an intermediate wall defining a passage having a fluid inlet aperture and a fluid outlet aperture, at least a portion of the intermediate wall is in fluid communication with the supply channel opening, wherein said at least one intermediate bottom is in fluid communication with said at least one supply channel via said passage for fluid flow in a direction of the bottom wall, and wherein said intermediate wall further comprises at least one feed-through aperture in fluid communication with the passage for supplying fluid into the at least one intermediate space in a connected condition.

US Pat. No. 10,920,150

PROCESS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF BIO-OIL FROM BIOMASS

ENI S.p.A., Rome (IT)

2. A process for producing bio-oil from biomass, the process comprising:(a) feeding a liquefaction reactor with a biomass having a protein content of 25.5% by weight, with respect to the weight (dry weight) of said biomass, a lipid content of 29.8% by weight, with respect to the weight (dry weight) of said biomass, and a pH of 6.5; and
(b) subjecting said biomass to liquefaction operating at a temperature ranging from 240° C. to 300° C., at a pressure higher than a vapor pressure of water at the temperature in which said liquefaction is carried out, for a time ranging from 50 minutes to 270 minutes, thereby obtaining a mixture comprising an oily phase consisting of bio-oil, a solid phase, a gaseous phase and an aqueous phase.

US Pat. No. 10,920,111

PACKAGING FOR PREFINISHED ARTICLES

James Hardie Technology L...

1. A protective packaging system for providing temporary protection of a top coating on a prefinished building article, comprising:an outer layer, said outer layer comprising 25 to 40% by weight of a low density polyethylene (LDPE) and 60 to 75% by weight of a high density polyethylene, wherein the LDPE and the high density polyethylene are present in the outer layer in a mass ratio of about 1:3 to about 3:1;
an adhesive layer, said adhesive layer comprising ethylene methacrylate copolymer with a methyl acrylate co-monomer content of about 24% or less, acid modified ethylene acrylate terpolymer, an ethylene acrylic acid copolymer comprising 15-40% acid co-monomer, and a first roughening agent, wherein the first roughening agent comprises inorganic particulates dispersed in a polyethylene resin mixture in a manner such that at least some of the inorganic particulates protrude from the adhesive layer; and
a core layer disposed between the outer layer and the adhesive layer, wherein the core layer comprises a linear low density polyethylene, a low density polyethylene, and a dispersed second roughening agent.

US Pat. No. 10,920,105

MATERIALS AND METHODS FOR CHEMICAL MECHANICAL POLISHING OF RUTHENIUM-CONTAINING MATERIALS

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

16. A method, comprising:providing a substrate including a ruthenium (Ru)-containing region disposed adjacent to a dielectric region;
polishing the Ru-containing region with respect to the dielectric region in a chemical-mechanical polishing (CMP) process, including:
rotating a platen configured with a polishing pad about an axis;
supplying a slurry including an oxidant and an abrasive to the substrate, wherein the abrasive includes a plurality of particles each having a first layer encapsulated by a second layer, wherein the first layer includes a first oxygen-based compound, and wherein the second layer includes a second oxygen-based compound different from the first oxygen-based compound; and
bringing the rotating platen into contact with the slurry to polish the Ru-containing region, wherein the polishing includes oxidizing Ru in the Ru-containing region and subsequently remove the oxidized Ru.

US Pat. No. 10,920,081

LEUCO DYE PASTEL COLORING KIT

Nocopi Technologies, Inc....

1. A coloring kit comprising:a substrate comprising an activator of one or more leuco dyes printed or coated on at least part of a surface of the substrate with the activator in a solvent mixture; and
one or more solid pastels comprising the one or more leuco dyes dissolved in a mixture that comprises either:
a mixture of about 68-75% dimethyl adipate, about 0-25% dibenzylamide sorbitol, about 1-2% dibutyl ethyl hexanoyl glutamide, about 1-2% ethyl cellulose, about 0.1-0.5% pentaerythritol tetrakis(3-(3,5-di-tert-butyl-4-hydroxyphenyl)proprionate), and about 6% or less leuco dye, or
a mixture of about 48-70% 12 hydroxystearic acid, about 20-45% dimethyl adipate, about 4-8% ethyl cellulose, and about 6% or less leuco dye.

US Pat. No. 10,920,080

N-ALKYL GLUCAMINE-BASED UNIVERSAL PIGMENT DISPERSIONS

Clariant International Lt...

1. An aqueous, water-thinnable or solvent borne varnish comprising at least one aqueous, binder-free pigment dispersion, wherein the at least one aqueous, binder-free pigment dispersion comprises(A) at least one organic and/or inorganic pigment,
(B) one or more dispersants and/or surfactants,
(C) at least one compound of the formula (I)

in which R1 is H, C1-C4-alkyl, CH2CH2OH or CH2CH(CH3)OH, and
(F) water.

US Pat. No. 10,920,076

SILICONE RUBBER COMPOSITE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

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

1. A silicone rubber composite composition comprising solid silicone rubber and carbon nanotubes having an average length/diameter (L/D) value of 500 or more and 5000 or less, wherein the silicone rubber composite has a Shore A hardness of 60 or more as measured according to ASTM D2240.

US Pat. No. 10,920,061

SELF-HEALING ACRYLIC COPOLYMER, CROSSLINKED COPOLYMER PREPARED FROM THE ACRYLIC COPOLYMER AND METHOD FOR LOW-TEMPERATURE SELF-HEALING OF THE CROSSLINKED COPOLYMER

KYUNGPOOK NATIONAL UNIVER...

1. A self-healing acrylic copolymer represented by Formula 1:
wherein R1 is
R2 and R3 are each independently H or CH3, R4 is a methyl or butyl group; andwherein K, L, and M representing the mole fractions of the corresponding repeating units are 0.08, 0.5 to 0.9, and 0.02 to 0.42, respectively, and satisfy the relation K+L+M=1.

US Pat. No. 10,920,059

COMPOSITE RESIN MATERIAL AND MOLDED ARTICLE

TOHO KASEI CO., LTD., Ya...

1. A composite resin material, comprisinga modified polytetrafluoroethylene and carbon nanotubes,
wherein the composite resin material has an average particle diameter of 500 ?m or smaller, and
wherein the composite resin material comprises the carbon nanotubes in an amount of 0.01 to 2.0% by mass based on a total amount of the composite resin material, and
wherein the modified polytetrafluoroethylene is a compound comprising:
a tetrafluoroethylene unit represented by the following Formula (I):
—CF2—CF2—  (I); and
a perfluorovinyl ether unit represented by the following Formula (II):

wherein X represents a perfluoroalkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, or a perfluoroalkoxyalkyl group having 4 to 9 carbon atoms, and
the perfluorovinyl ether unit represented by Formula (II) is contained in the modified polytetrafluoroethylene in an amount of 0.01 to 1% by mass based on a total mass of the modified polytetrafluoroethylene,
wherein the modified polytetrafluoroethylene has a crystallization heat of from 16 J/g to 25 J/g, and
wherein the modified polytetrafluoroethylene has a melting point of from 300 to 380° C.

US Pat. No. 10,920,058

MANUFACTURING PROCESS AND COMPOSITION FOR FOAMED PVC-P ROCK SHIELDS

SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG, Baar...

1. A non-woven mat that is suitable for use as a rockshield pad to protect a pipeline, the non-woven mat being formed from a plurality of foamed PVC strands that are fused together,wherein each of the plurality of strands consists of a plasticized PVC formulation, and
the non-woven mat exhibits no holidays at 4 inch rocks when tested according to ASTM G13-89 as modified to accommodate the rockshield pad.

US Pat. No. 10,920,021

SILICONE COMPOSITIONS

Saint-Gobain Performance ...

16. A polymerized composition that is the polymerization product of a polymerizable composition comprisingone or more organosiloxanes or organosilanes, the one or more organosiloxanes or organosilanes comprising one or more of
one or more first organosiloxanes or organosilanes, each comprising a plurality of silicon hydride functional groups but lacking reactive heterocycloalkyl functional groups, present in an amount within the range of about 0.05 wt % to about 99.95 wt %;
one or more second organosiloxanes or organosilane, each comprising a plurality of reactive heterocycloalkyl functional groups but lacking reactive silicon hydride functional groups, present in an amount within the range of about 0.05 wt % to about 99.95 wt %; and
one or more third organosiloxanes or organosilanes, each comprising at least about one silicon hydride functional group and at least about one reactive heterocycloalkyl functional group, present in an amount within the range of about 0.05 wt % to about 99.9999 wt %,
wherein if the one or more third organosiloxanes or organosilanes is absent, then both one or more first organosiloxanes or organosilanes and one or more second organosiloxanes or organosilanes are present in the polymerizable composition, and
an effective amount of a borane catalyst, present in an amount within the range of 0.0005 wt % to about 10 wt %,
wherein the ratio of reactive heterocycloalkyl functional groups to reactive silicon hydride functional groups in the composition is in the range of 1:5 to 5:1, and
wherein the polymerization causes silicon hydrides to hydrosilylate reactive heterocycloalkyl groups with ring opening to form silyl ethers, thereby providing crosslinks to the crosslinked silicone material.

US Pat. No. 10,920,016

POLYMERIZABLE COMPOSITION

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

1. A polymerizable composition comprising a phthalonitrile compound and a compound of Formula 1 below:
wherein, X1 to X3 are each the same or different aromatic divalent radical, Y1 and Y2 are each the same or different aryl group substituted with at least one amine group, R1 to R4 are each independently a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, an alkoxy group or an aryl group and n is a number in a range of 0 to 20.

US Pat. No. 10,920,011

WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS AND POLYMER ADDUCTS ALONG WITH AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS THEREOF

Arkema Inc., King of Pru...

1. A latex comprising an anionically-stabilized latex and a polymer that is the product of at least one multifunctional amine compound reacted with one or more polyfunctional epoxy compounds;wherein the polyfunctional epoxy compounds comprise epoxides of unsaturated hydrocarbons and fatty acids/oils, epoxy ethers of multifunctional alcohols, or combinations thereof,
wherein the epoxides of unsaturated hydrocarbons and fatty acids/oils are selected from the group of the epoxides of vinyl cyclohexene, dicyclopentadiene, cyclohexadiene, cyclododecadiene, cyclododecatriene, isoprene, 1,6-hexadiene, butadiene, polybutadiene, divinyl benzene, castor oil, soybean oil, and combinations thereof,
wherein the epoxy ethers of multifunctional alcohols are selected from the group consisting of trimethyol propane triglycidyl ether, pentaerythritol tetraglycidyl ether, trimethyol ethane triglycidyl ether, ethylene glycol diglycidyl ether, sorbitol glycidyl ethers, 2-methyl-1,3-propane diol diglycidyl ether, neopentyl glycol diglycidyl ether, 2,2,4-trimethyl pentanediol diglycidyl ether, propylene glycol diglycidyl ether, hydrogenated bisphenol A diglycidyl ether, 1,4-butanediol diglycidyl ether, 1,6-hexanediol diglycidyl ether, and combinations thereof,
wherein the amine compound and the one or more epoxy compounds provide 1.3 to 3.8 amine functional groups per epoxy functional group; and
wherein the polymer is water soluble, has a number average molecular weight in the range of about 500 to about 1,000,000 Daltons, and comprises a nitrogen atom percentage of 5 to about 35%.

US Pat. No. 10,920,010

EPOXY RESIN, EPOXY RESIN COMPOSITION, EPOXY RESIN CURED PRODUCT, AND COMPOSITE MATERIAL

Showa Denko Materials Co....

1. An epoxy resin, comprising a reaction product of a first diepoxy compound having a single mesogenic structure and a reactive compound having two functional groups capable of reacting with the epoxy groups of the first diepoxy compound, said reaction product comprising a first epoxy compound and a second epoxy compound,wherein the first epoxy compound is the first diepoxy compound which has not undergone reaction with the reactive compound,
wherein the second epoxy compound is a reaction product of the first diepoxy compound and the reactive compound, the second epoxy compound having two or more mesogenic structures that are the same as the mesogenic structure of the first epoxy compound,
a proportion, determined by liquid chromatography, of the first epoxy compound being from 40% to 50% with respect to a total amount of the epoxy resin, and
an epoxy equivalent amount of the epoxy resin being 500 g/eq or less; and
wherein the second epoxy compound has a reaction residue structure of the reactive compound represented by the following Formula (A) or Formula (B):

wherein, in Formula (A) and Formula (B), each * refers to a bonding site to an adjacent atom of the functional groups, each of R1 to R3 independently represents an alkyl group having from 1 to 8 carbon atoms, and each of n, m, and 1 independently represents an integer of from 0 to 4.

US Pat. No. 10,920,006

HYBRID POLYMERS

SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS...

1. A polyurethane fluoropolymer (FP) obtained by reacting:(i) at least one fluoropolymer (F) selected from:
a polymer (F1), wherein polymer (F1) is manufactured by aqueous suspension polymerization or by an aqueous emulsion polymerization process and wherein polymer (F1) comprises recurring units derived from vinylidene fluoride (VDF) and from 0.01% to 10% by moles, based on the total moles of recurring units in polymer (F1), of recurring units derived from at least one (meth)acrylic monomer (MA) of formula (I):

wherein:
R1, R2, and R3, equal to or different from each other, are independently selected from a hydrogen atom and a C1-C3 hydrocarbon group,
RH is a C1-C10 hydrocarbon group optionally comprising one or more functional groups selected from double bonds, epoxy, ester, ether and carboxylic acid groups, and
x is an integer between 1 and 5; or
a polymer (F2), wherein polymer (F2) is manufactured by aqueous suspension polymerization or by an aqueous emulsion polymerization process and wherein polymer (F2) comprises recurring units derived from ethylene (E), from at least one fluorinated monomer (F) selected from tetrafluoroethylene (TFE), chlorotrifluoroethylene (CTFE), and mixtures thereof, and from 0.01% to 10% by moles, based on the total moles of recurring units in polymer (F2), of recurring units derived from at least one (meth)acrylic monomer (MA) of formula (I),
with
(ii) at least one isocyanate compound (I) comprising at least one isocyanate functional group,
(iii) in the presence of one or more chain extenders selected from polyethylene glycols,
said polyurethane fluoropolymer (FP) comprising at least one bridging group selected from bridging groups of formula (a):

wherein:
RH is a C1-C10 hydrocarbon group optionally comprising one or more functional groups selected from double bonds, epoxy, ester, ether and carboxylic acid groups, and
x is an integer between 1 and 5.

US Pat. No. 10,920,000

LIGHT DIFFUSING AGENT, LIGHT DIFFUSING RESIN COMPOSITION AND MOLDED BODY

MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL C...

1. A polymer microparticle consisting of a copolymer which contains:a (meth)acrylate structural unit (A) represented by formula (1); and
a polyvalent vinyl structural unit (B) that is copolymerized with the structural unit (A)

wherein:
X represents a divalent group selected from the group consisting of a single bond, —C(R2)(R3)—, —C(?O)—, —O—, —OC(?O)—, —OC(?O)O—, —S—, —SO—, —SO2— and any combination thereof, wherein R2 and R3 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, a linear alkyl group having 1 to 10 carbon atoms, a branched alkyl group having 3 to 10 carbon atoms, a cyclic alkyl group having 3 to 10 carbon atoms, a linear alkoxy group having 1 to 10 carbon atoms, a branched alkoxy group having 3 to 10 carbon atoms, a cyclic alkoxy group having 3 to 10 carbon atoms, a phenyl group or a phenylphenyl group; or R2 and R3 may be bonded to each other so as to form a cyclic alkyl group having 3 to 10 carbon atoms together with a carbon atom to which they are attached;
Y represents a branched or unbranched alkylene group having 2 to 6 carbon atoms, a cycloalkylene group having 6 to 10 carbon atoms or an arylene group having 6 to 10 carbon atoms;
R1 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group;
R4 and R5 each independently represent a linear alkyl group having 1 to 10 carbon atoms, a branched alkyl group having 3 to 10 carbon atoms, a cyclic alkyl group having 3 to 10 carbon atoms, a linear alkoxy group having 1 to 10 carbon atoms, a branched alkoxy group having 3 to 10 carbon atoms, a cyclic alkoxy group having 3 to 10 carbon atoms, a halogen atom, a phenyl group or a phenylphenyl group;
m represents an integer of 0 to 10;
n represents an integer of 1 or 2;
p represents an integer of 0 to 4; and
q represents an integer of 0 to 5;
wherein the structural unit (A) is contained in an amount of 10 to 90% by mass relative to the copolymer, and wherein the structural unit (B) is contained in an amount of 10 to 90% by mass relative to the copolymer, and any other structural units are contained in an amount 10% by mass or less; and
wherein the structural unit (B) comprises a structural unit derived from a compound represented by formula (2) or a structural unit derived from a compound represented by formula (3)

wherein in formula (2):
X represents a divalent group selected from a single bond, —[C(R6)(R7)]n—, —C(?O)—, —O—, —SO— and —SO2—, wherein R6 and R7 are each independently selected from a hydrogen atom, a phenyl group and a phenylphenyl group; or R6 and R7 are bonded to each other so as to form a cyclic alkyl group having 3 to 13 carbon atoms together with a carbon atom to which they are attached; and n represents an integer of 1 to 10;
R8 and R9 are each independently selected from a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, an alkoxyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, a cycloalkyl group having 3 to 20 carbon atoms, a cycloalkoxyl group having 5 to 20 carbon atoms, an aryl group having 6 to 20 carbon atoms, an aryloxy group having 6 to 20 carbon atoms, and a halogen atom;
R10 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group;
Y and Z each independently represent a branched or unbranched alkylene group having 2 to 6 carbon atoms, a cycloalkylene group having 6 to 10 carbon atoms or an arylene group having 6 to 10 carbon atoms; and
p and q each independently represent an integer of 0 to 4; and
in formula (3):
X represents a divalent group selected from a single bond, —[C(R6)(R7)]n—, —C(?O)—, —O—, —SO— and —SO2—, wherein R6 and R7 are each independently selected from a hydrogen atom, a methyl group, a phenyl group and a phenylphenyl group; or R6 and R7 are bonded to each other so as to form a cyclic alkyl group having 3 to 13 carbon atoms together with a carbon atom to which they are attached; and n represents an integer of 1 to 10;
R8 and R9 are each independently selected from a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, an alkoxyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, a cycloalkyl group having 3 to 20 carbon atoms, a cycloalkoxyl group having 5 to 20 carbon atoms, an aryl group having 6 to 20 carbon atoms, an aryloxy group having 6 to 20 carbon atoms, and a halogen atom;
R10 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group;
Y and Z each independently represent a branched or unbranched alkylene group having 2 to 6 carbon atoms, a cycloalkylene group having 6 to 10 carbon atoms or an arylene group having 6 to 10 carbon atoms; and
p and q each independently represent an integer of 0 to 4.

US Pat. No. 10,919,994

METALLOCENE COMPOUND, CATALYST COMPONENT FOR OLEFIN POLYMERIZATION AND CATALYST FOR OLEFIN POLYMERIZATION CONTAINING THE SAME, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING OLEFIN POLYMER USING CATALYST FOR OLEFIN POLYMERIZATION

JAPAN POLYETHYLENE CORPOR...

1. A metallocene compound represented by the following general formula (3):wherein M1 represents any transition metal of Ti, Zr, and Hf; X1 and X2 represent each independently a hydrogen atom, a halogen, a hydrocarbon group having a carbon number of 1 to 20, an oxygen- or nitrogen-containing hydrocarbon group having a carbon number of 1 to 20, an amino group substituted with a hydrocarbon group having a carbon number of 1 to 20, or an alkoxy group having a carbon number of 1 to 20; Q1 represents a carbon atom, a silicon atom, or a germanium atom; R1 and R2 represent each independently a hydrogen atom or a hydrocarbon group having a carbon number of 1 to 10, and optionally form a ring together with Q1 bonded thereto; R5, R6, R7, R8, R9, R10, and R12 represent each independently a hydrogen atom, a halogen, a hydrocarbon group having a carbon number of 1 to 20, a silicon-containing hydrocarbon group having a carbon number of 1 to 18, which contains a silicon number of 1 to 6, a halogen-containing hydrocarbon group having a carbon number of 1 to 20, an oxygen-containing hydrocarbon group having a carbon number of 1 to 20, or a silyl group substituted with a hydrocarbon group having a carbon number of 1 to 20; Z1 represents an oxygen atom or a sulfur atom; R23, R24, and R25 represent each independently a hydrogen atom, a halogen, a hydrocarbon group having a carbon number of 1 to 20, a silicon-containing hydrocarbon group having a carbon number of 1 to 18, which contains a silicon number of 1 to 6, a halogen-containing hydrocarbon group having a carbon number of 1 to 20, an oxygen-containing hydrocarbon group having a carbon number of 1 to 20, or a silyl group substituted with a hydrocarbon group having a carbon number of 1 to 20, and adjacent substituents of R23, R24, and R25 optionally form a ring together with carbon atoms bonded thereto.

US Pat. No. 10,919,988

PROCESS FOR MAKING SUGAMMADEX

Synthon B.V., Nijmegen (...

1. A process for preparation of Sugammadex comprising:a) mixing of ?-cyclodextrin with CX4, in the presence of triphenylphosphine and N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone;
b) treating the reaction product with a base to provide corresponding 6-per-deoxy-6-per-halo-?-cyclodextrin compound of formula (3),
wherein X is Cl or Br or I; andc) reacting compound of formula (3) with 3-mercaptopropionic acid in the presence of a sodium base to provide Sugammadex of formula (1),

US Pat. No. 10,919,987

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DEWATERING A SLURRY THAT INCLUDES LIGNOCELLULOSIC BIOMASS AND LIQUID

POET Research, Inc., Sio...

1. A system for dewatering a lignocellulosic biomass slurry, wherein the system comprises:a) a source of a lignocellulosic biomass slurry, wherein the lignocellulosic biomass slurry comprises:
i) lignocellulosic biomass; and
ii) water;
b) a dewatering system in fluid communication with the source of the lignocellulosic biomass slurry, and adapted to receive the lignocellulosic biomass slurry to separate at least a portion of the water from the lignocellulosic biomass slurry, wherein the dewatering system comprises at least a solids transfer device having a housing including an inlet and an outlet, wherein the solids transfer device is adapted to convey and accumulate dewatered lignocellulosic biomass proximal to the outlet of the solids transfer device, wherein the solids transfer device is configured to have a first headspace occupied by a gas is present at least at the inlet of the solids transfer device when conveying and accumulating dewatered lignocellulosic biomass, wherein the first headspace is at a first pressure; and
c) at least one vessel in fluid communication with the outlet of the solids transfer device, wherein the vessel is configured to receive the accumulated dewatered lignocellulosic biomass and process the dewatered lignocellulosic biomass, wherein the vessel has a second headspace that is occupied by a gas that is at a second pressure, wherein the second pressure is greater than atmospheric pressure when receiving the accumulated dewatered lignocellulosic biomass, and wherein the first pressure has a value that inhibits the gas in the vessel from flowing back through the solids transfer device.

US Pat. No. 10,919,941

FUNCTIONAL LIPID CONSTRUCTS

KODE BIOTECH LIMITED, Au...

1. A construct of the structure:
where h is the integer 1, 2, 3 or 4, v is the integer 3, 4, or 5, x is the integer 2, 3 or 4, y is the integer 1, 2 or 3, L is phosphatidylethanolamine and R3 is O of a substituted hydroxyl of a glycan.

US Pat. No. 10,919,929

GLUCOCORTICOID INHIBITORS FOR TREATMENT OF PROSTATE CANCER

Sloan-Kettering Institute...

1. A method of treating castration resistant prostate cancer or doubly resistant prostate cancer comprising administering to a subject in need thereof a compound having the structure of formula I or III:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein:
each R1 is —OR, wherein R is optionally substituted phenyl;
R2 is optionally substituted unsaturated C2-6 aliphatic;
Rs is —H, —OH, —NH2, —CH3, —Br, —Cl, —F, —I, or —O—C1-6alkyl;
m is an integer between 1-8; and
n is 1.

US Pat. No. 10,919,927

IMMUNE STIMULATING MACROLIDE

ISR IMMUNE SYSTEM REGULAT...

1. A compound having the structure of Formula (I):

US Pat. No. 10,919,926

COMPOUND OR SALT THEREOF, NATURAL KILLER T CELL ACTIVATOR, AND PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION

KEIO UNIVERSITY, Tokyo (...

1. A compound represented by formula (1):
or a salt thereof,
wherein
Y is a group represented by any of formulae (A) to (E)

R1 is a C2-45 monovalent aliphatic group or a C2-45 monovalent aryl group, each of which is optionally substituted with a halogen atom, an optionally substituted alkoxy group, a group derived from a heterocycle, or a group represented by formula (XIII)

R11 is an alkyl group or an alkenyl group,
R2 is a monovalent hydrocarbon group optionally having a substituent,
Ra is a monovalent hydrocarbon group having a carbon number of 1 to 5,
X1 is a divalent hydrocarbon group,
X2 is —NHCO—, —NMeCO—, —O—, or —OCO—, wherein Me represents a methyl group,
X3 is —CH2—, —CHOH—, or —CHNH2—,
X4 is —OCH2—, —CH2—CH2—, —CH?CH—, —SCH2—, or —NHCH2—, and
either
(A) R3, R6, and R8 are hydrogen atoms,
R4 is hydrogen atom, hydroxy group, —NH2 or —NHCOCH3,
R5 is hydroxy group, an alkoxy group, an arylalkoxy group, or —OSO3Na,
R7 is hydroxy group, an alkoxy group, an arylalkoxy group, or —OSO3Na, and
R9 is hydrogen atom, hydroxymethyl group, methyl group, an alkoxymethyl group, an arylalkoxymethyl group, —CH2SO3Na, a group represented by formula (VII), or a group represented by formula (VIII),

or
(B) R3, R6, and R7 are hydrogen atoms,
R4 is hydrogen atom, hydroxy group, —NH2 or —NHCOCH3,
R5 is hydroxy group, an alkoxy group, an arylalkoxy group, or —OSO3Na,
R8 is hydroxy group, an alkoxy group, an arylalkoxy group, or —OSO3Na, and
R9 is hydrogen atom, hydroxymethyl group, methyl group, an alkoxymethyl group, an arylalkoxymethyl group, —CH2OSO3Na, a group represented by formula (VII), or a group represented by formula (VIII).

US Pat. No. 10,919,919

EPOXY-FUNCTIONAL ALKOXYSILANES, METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION AND USE THEREOF

Evonik Operations GmbH, ...

1. An epoxy-functional alkoxysilane of formulae II, I, IV, V, and/or VI:
wherein R represents a methyl or an ethyl group.

US Pat. No. 10,919,914

HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUNDS AND USES THEREOF

Infinity Pharmaceuticals,...

1. A compound of Formula I?:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable form thereof,
wherein R is halo, C1-C8 alkyl optionally substituted with one or more halo, or
is a (5-14 membered fused bicyclic saturated, unsaturated, or aromatic heterocycle containing one or more heteroatoms selected from the group consisting of N, O, and S) or (5-14 membered fused bicyclic saturated, unsaturated, or aromatic carbocycle); wherein the heterocycle or carbocycle is optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from R2a, R3a, R4a, R6a, (R5a)n, and R1d;n is 1, 2, or 3;
L is a bond or —NR1e;
Wd is

R1a is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C8 alkyl, C2-C8 alkenyl, C2-C8 alkynyl, OH, OR10, NH2, NHR10, NR10R10, NR10COR10, COH, C(O)R10, COOH, COOR10, CONH2, CONHR10, CONR10R10, CN, halo, NO2, haloalkyl, (3-14 membered saturated, unsaturated, or aromatic carbocycle), and (3-14 membered saturated, unsaturated, or aromatic heterocycle containing one or more heteroatoms selected from the group consisting of N, O, and S); wherein each of alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, haloalkyl, carbocycle, or heterocycle is optionally substituted with one or more R11;
each instance of R10 is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C8 alkyl, C2-C8 alkenyl, C2-C8 alkynyl, halo, OH, O(C1-C8 alkyl), NH2, NH(C1-C8 alkyl), N(C1-C8 alkyl)2, haloalkyl, CN, NO2, CONH2, CONH(C1-C8 alkyl), CON(C1-C8 alkyl)2, COH, CO(C1-C8 alkyl), COOH, COO(C1-C8 alkyl), NHCO(C1-C8 alkyl), N(C1-C8 alkyl)CO(C1-C8 alkyl), (3-14 membered saturated, unsaturated, or aromatic carbocycle), and (3-14 membered saturated, unsaturated, or aromatic heterocycle containing one or more heteroatoms selected from the group consisting of N, O, and S);
each instance of R11 is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C8 alkyl, C2-C8 alkenyl, C2-C8 alkynyl, halo, OH, O(C1-C8 alkyl), OCF3, OCF2H, OCFH2, NH2, NH(C1-C8 alkyl), N(C1-C8 alkyl)2, haloalkyl, CN, NO2, CONH2, CONH(C1-C8 alkyl), CON(C1-C8 alkyl)2, COH, CO(C1-C8 alkyl), COOH, COO(C1-C8 alkyl), NHCO(C1-C8 alkyl), N(C1-C8 alkyl)CO(C1-C8 alkyl), (3-14 membered saturated, unsaturated, or aromatic carbocycle), and (3-14 membered saturated, unsaturated, or aromatic heterocycle containing one or more heteroatoms selected from the group consisting of N, O, and S);
each instance of R2a, R3a, R4a, R5a, and R6a is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C8 alkyl, C2-C8 alkenyl, C2-C8 alkynyl, halo, oxo, OH, O(C1-C8 alkyl), OCF3, OCF2H, OCFH2, NH2, NH(C1-C8 alkyl), N(C1-C8 alkyl)2, haloalkyl, CN, NO2, CONH2, CONH(C1-C8 alkyl), CON(C1-C8 alkyl)2, COH, CO(C1-C8 alkyl), COOH, COO(C1-C8 alkyl), NHCO(C1-C8 alkyl), N(C1-C8 alkyl)CO(C1-C8 alkyl), (3-14 membered saturated, unsaturated, or aromatic carbocycle), and (3-14 membered saturated, unsaturated, or aromatic heterocycle containing one or more heteroatoms selected from the group consisting of N, O, and S);
R1b, R2b, R3b, R4b, and R5b each is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C8 alkyl, C2-C8 alkenyl, C2-C8 alkynyl, halo, OH, O(C1-C8 alkyl), OCF3, OCF2H, OCFH2, NH2, NH(C1-C8 alkyl), N(C1-C8 alkyl)2, haloalkyl, CN, NO2, CONH2, CONH(C1-C8 alkyl), CON(C1-C8 alkyl)2, COH, CO(C1-C8 alkyl), COOH, COO(C1-C8 alkyl), NHCO(C1-C8 alkyl), N(C1-C8 alkyl)CO(C1-C8 alkyl), (3-14 membered saturated, unsaturated, or aromatic carbocycle), and (3-14 membered saturated, unsaturated, or aromatic heterocycle containing one or more heteroatoms selected from the group consisting of N, O, and S);
R1c is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C8 alkyl, C2-C8 alkenyl, C2-C8 alkynyl, halo, OH, O(C1-C8 alkyl), OCF3, OCF2H, OCFH2, NH2, NH(C1-C8 alkyl), N(C1-C8 alkyl)2, haloalkyl, CN, NO2, CONH2, CONH(C1-C8 alkyl), CON(C1-C8 alkyl)2, COH, CO(C1-C8 alkyl), COOH, COO(C1-C8 alkyl), NHCO(C1-C8 alkyl), N(C1-C8 alkyl)CO(C1-C8 alkyl), (3-14 membered saturated, unsaturated, or aromatic carbocycle), and (3-14 membered saturated, unsaturated, or aromatic heterocycle containing one or more heteroatoms selected from the group consisting of N, O, and S);
R2 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C8 alkyl, C2-C8 alkenyl, C2-C8 alkynyl, halo, OH, O(C1-C8 alkyl), OCF3, OCF2H, OCFH2, NH2, NH(C1-C8 alkyl), N(C1-C8 alkyl)2, haloalkyl, CN, NO2, CONH2, CONH(C1-C8 alkyl), CON(C1-C8 alkyl)2, COH, CO(C1-C8 alkyl), COOH, COO(C1-C8 alkyl), NHCO(C1-C8 alkyl), N(C1-C8 alkyl)CO(C1-C8 alkyl), (3-14 membered saturated, unsaturated, or aromatic carbocycle), and (3-14 membered saturated, unsaturated, or aromatic heterocycle containing one or more heteroatoms selected from the group consisting of N, O, and S); and
R1d is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C8 alkyl, C2-C8 alkenyl, and C2-C8 alkynyl;
R1e is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C8 alkyl, C2-C8 alkenyl, and C2-C8 alkynyl;
Rif is selected from the group consisting of NH2, NH(C1-C8 alkyl), N(C1-C8 alkyl)2, C2-C8 alkyl, C2-C8 alkenyl, C2-C8 alkynyl, halo, OH, O(C1-C8 alkyl), OCF3, OCF2H, OCFH2, haloalkyl, CN, NO2, CONH2, CONH(C1-C8 alkyl), CON(C1-C8 alkyl)2, COH, CO(C1-C8 alkyl), COOH, COO(C1-C8 alkyl), NHCO(C1-C8 alkyl), N(C1-C8 alkyl)CO(C1-C8 alkyl), (3-14 membered saturated, unsaturated, or aromatic carbocycle), and (3-14 membered saturated, unsaturated, or aromatic heterocycle containing one or more heteroatoms selected from the group consisting of N, O, and S);
R2f, R3f, R4f, and R5f each is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C8 alkyl, C2-C8 alkenyl, C2-C8 alkynyl, halo, OH, O(C1-C8 alkyl), OCF3, OCF2H, OCFH2, NH2, NH(C1-C8 alkyl), N(C1-C8 alkyl)2, haloalkyl, CN, NO2, CONH2, CONH(C1-C8 alkyl), CON(C1-C8 alkyl)2, COH, CO(C1-C8 alkyl), COOH, COO(C1-C8 alkyl), NHCO(C1-C8 alkyl), N(C1-C8 alkyl)CO(C1-C8 alkyl), (3-14 membered saturated, unsaturated, or aromatic carbocycle), and (3-14 membered saturated, unsaturated, or aromatic heterocycle containing one or more heteroatoms selected from the group consisting of N, O, and S).

US Pat. No. 10,919,913

SPIRO[3H-INDOLE-3,2?-PYRROLIDIN]-2(1H)-ONE COMPOUNDS AND DERIVATIVES AS MDM2-P53 INHIBITORS

Boehringer Ingelheim Inte...

1. A compound of formula (I)whereinR1 is a group, optionally substituted by one or more, identical or different Rb1 and/or
Rc1, selected from among C1-6alkyl, C2-6alkenyl, C2-6alkynyl, C1-6haloalkyl, C3-7cycloalkyl, C4-7cycloalkenyl, C6-10aryl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl and 3-10 membered heterocyclyl;
each Rb1 is independently selected from among —ORc1, —NRc1Rc1, halogen, —CN, —C(O)Rc1, —C(O)ORc1, —C(O)NRc1Rc1, —S(O)2Rc1, —S(O)2NRc1Rc1, —NHC(O)Rc1 and —N(C1-4alkyl)C(O)Rc1;
each Rc1 independently of one another denotes hydrogen or a group, optionally substituted by one or more, identical or different Rd1 and/or Re1, selected from among C1-6alkyl, C2-6alkenyl, C2-6alkynyl, C1-6haloalkyl, C3-7cycloalkyl, C4-7cycloalkenyl, C6-10aryl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl and 3-10 membered heterocyclyl;
each Rd1 is independently selected from among —ORe1, —NRe1Re1, halogen, —CN, —C(O)Re1, —C(O)ORe1, —C(O)NRe1Re1, —S(O)2Re1, —S(O)2NRe1Re1, —NHC(O)Re1 and —N(C1-4alkyl)C(O)Re1;
each Re1 independently of one another denotes hydrogen or a group, optionally substituted by one or more, identical or different Rf1 and/or Rg1, selected from among C1-6alkyl, C2-6alkenyl, C2-6alkynyl, C1-6haloalkyl, C3-7cycloalkyl, C4-7cycloalkenyl, C6-10aryl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl and 3-10 membered heterocyclyl;
each Rf1 is independently selected from among —ORg1, —NRg1Rg1, halogen, —CN, —C(O)Rg1, —C(O)ORg1, —C(O)NRg1Rg1, —S(O)2Rg1, —S(O)2NRg1Rg1, —NHC(O)Rg1 and —N(C1-4alkyl)C(O)Rg1;
each Rg1 is independently selected from among hydrogen, C1-6alkyl, C2-6alkenyl, C2-6alkynyl, C1-6haloalkyl, C3-7cycloalkyl, C4-7cycloalkenyl, C6-10aryl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl and 3-10 membered heterocyclyl;
R2 and R3, each independently, is selected from among hydrogen, C6-10aryl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl and 3-10 membered heterocyclyl, wherein this C6-10aryl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl and 3-10 membered heterocyclyl is optionally substituted by one or more, identical or different Rb2 and/or Rc2;
each Rb2 is independently selected from among —ORc2, —NRc2Rc2, halogen, —CN, —C(O)Rc2, —C(O)ORc2, —C(O)NRc2Rc2, —S(O)2Rc2, —S(O)2NRc2Rc2, —NHC(O)Rc2 and —N(C1-4alkyl)C(O)Rc2;
each Rc2 independently of one another denotes hydrogen or a group, optionally substituted by one or more, identical or different Rd2 and/or Re2, selected from among C1-6alkyl, C2-6alkenyl, C2-6alkynyl, C1-6haloalkyl, C3-6cycloalkyl, C4-6cycloalkenyl, C6-10aryl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl and 3-10 membered heterocyclyl;
each Rd2 is independently selected from among —ORe2, —NRe2Re2, halogen, —CN, —C(O)Re2, —C(O)ORe2, —C(O)NRe2Re2, —S(O)2Re2, —S(O)2NRe2Re2, —NHC(O)Re2 and —N(C1-4alkyl)C(O)Re2;
each Re2 independently of one another denotes hydrogen or a group selected from among C1-6alkyl, C2-6alkenyl, C2-6alkynyl, C1-6haloalkyl, C3-6cycloalkyl, C4-6cycloalkenyl, C6-10aryl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl and 3-10 membered heterocyclyl;
A is selected from among phenyl and 5-6 membered heteroaryl;
each R4 is independently selected from among Ra4 and Rb4;
each Ra4 independently of one another is a group, optionally substituted by one or more, identical or different Rb4 and/or Rc4, selected from among C1-6alkyl, C2-6alkenyl, C2-6alkynyl, C1-6haloalkyl, C3-7cycloalkyl, C4-7cycloalkenyl, C6-10aryl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl and 3-10 membered heterocyclyl;
each Rb4 is independently selected from among —ORc4, —NRc4Rc4, halogen, —CN, —C(O)Rc4, —C(O)ORc4, —C(O)NRc4Rc4, —C(O)NRg4ORc4, —S(O)2Rc4, —S(O)2NRc4Rc4, —NHSO2Rc4, —N(C1-4alkyl)SO2Rc4, —NHC(O)Rc4 and —N(C1-4alkyl)C(O)Rc4;
each Rc4 independently of one another denotes hydrogen or a group, optionally substituted by one or more, identical or different Rd4 and/or Re4, selected from among C1-6alkyl, C2-6alkenyl, C2-6alkynyl, C1-6haloalkyl, C3-7cycloalkyl, C4-7cycloalkenyl, C6-10aryl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl and 3-10 membered heterocyclyl;
each Rd4 is independently selected from among —ORe4, —NRe4Re4, halogen, —CN, —C(O)Re4, —C(O)ORe4, —C(O)NRe4Re4, —C(O)NRg4ORe4, —S(O)2Re4, —S(O)2NRe4Re4, —NHC(O)Re4 and —N(C1-4alkyl)C(O)Re4;
each Re4 independently of one another denotes hydrogen or a group, optionally substituted by one or more, identical or different Rf4 and/or Rg4, selected from among C1-6alkyl, C2-6alkenyl, C2-6alkynyl, C1-6haloalkyl, C3-7cycloalkyl, C4-7cycloalkenyl, C6-10aryl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl and 3-10 membered heterocyclyl;
each Rf4 is independently selected from among —ORg4, —NRg4Rg4, halogen, —CN, —C(O)Rg4, —C(O)ORg4, —C(O)NRg4Rg4, —C(O)NRg4ORg4, —S(O)2Rg4, —S(O)2NRg4Rg4, —NHC(O)Rg4 and —N(C1-4alkyl)C(O)Rg4;
each Rg4 is independently selected from among hydrogen, C1-6alkyl, C2-6alkenyl, C2-6alkynyl, C1-6haloalkyl, C3-7cycloalkyl, C4-7cycloalkenyl, C6-10aryl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl and 3-10 membered heterocyclyl;
r denotes the number 0, 1, 2 or 3
R5 and R6, each independently, is selected from among hydrogen, C1-4alkyl and C1-4haloalkyl;
n denotes the number 1;
each R7 is independently selected from among halogen, C1-4alkyl, —CN, C1-4haloalkyl, —OC1-4alkyl and —OC1-4haloalkyl;
q denotes the number 0, 1, 2 or 3;
W, X and Y is each independently selected from —N? and —CH?
with the proviso that the hydrogen in each —CH? may be replaced by a substituent R7 if present and that a maximum of two of W, X and Y can be —N?;
V is oxygen or sulfur;
or a salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,919,910

SECO MACROLIDE COMPOUNDS

FIDELTA D.O.O., Zagreb (...

1. A process for preparation of seco (opened ring) macrolide compound of Formula (I) or a salt or solvate thereof,wherein,X1p is
—C(?O)OH, —C(?O)NH2, —C(?S)NH2, —C(?O)NHNH2, —CH2NH2, —CH2OH, —C(?O)H, —CN or —NH2;X2p is hydrogen, —CH(CH3)C(?O)H, —C(?S)NH2 or —C(?O)NH2;
Z1 and Z2
(i) are both hydrogen, or
(ii) together with carbon atom to which they are attached form a keto group provided RN is hydrogen and A1 is OC1-6alkyl,
A1 is OH, OC1-6alkyl, OC2-6alkenyl, OC2-6alkynyl, ORp, or A1 together with R2b forms cyclic hemiketal or ether;
A2 is CH3 or H;
B1 and B2 are independently H, C1-6alkyl or halogen, or
B2 together with R2a forms a double bond;
R1 is S1, OH, OC1-6alkyl or ORp;
S1 is sugar group of formula (b1):
wherein,

R3 is OH, H, ORp, —O-L1-G or —OC(?O)G, provided when R3 is —O-L1-G or —OC(?O)G group then R4 is —N(CH3)2 and R5 is H, wherein
L1 —(CH2)a1-U1-(CH2)b1—;
U1 is —N(R6)—, —NHC(?O)—or —C(?O)NH—;
R6 is H or C1-3alkyl;
a1 is an integer from 2 to 6;
b1 is an integer from 0 to 6;
G is selected from:
(i) G1, wherein G1 is C1-8alkyl, wherein alkyl may be optionally interrupted by 1 to 3 bivalent radical groups selected from —O—, —S— and —N(Rg1)—, where gg1 is H or C1-6alkyl, and where alkyl may be optionally substituted by one or more groups independently selected from halogen, OH, keto, C1-6alkyl, C2-6alkenyl, C2-6alkynyl, OC1-6alkyl, haloC1-6alkyl, haloC1-6alkyloxy, —C(?O)OC1-6 alkyl, —C1-6alkyl-OH, NH2, N—(C1-6-alkyl)amino, N,N-di(C1-6alkyl)amino; aryl or heteroaryl wherein said aryl and heteroaryl may be mono or biyclic and independently each may be optionally substituted by one or more groups independently selected from halogen, CN, OH, NO2, OC1-6alkyl, NH2, N—(C1-6-alkyl)amino, N,N-di(C1-6alkyl)amino, —C(?O)C1-6alkyl, —OC(?O)C1-6alkyl, —C(?O)OH, —C(?O)OC1-6alkyl, —C(?O)NHC1-6alkyl and —NHC(?O)C1-6alkyl;
(ii) G2, wherein G2 is 3-7 membered cycloalkyl which may be optionally substituted by one or more groups independently selected from OH, halogen, CN, NH2, C1-6alkyl, C2-6alkenyl, C2-6alkynyl, haloC1-6alkyl, —OC1-6alkyl, haloC1-6alkyloxy, —C1-6alkyl-OH, —C(?O)C1-6alkyl, —C(?O)OC1-6alkyl, —C(?O)OH, —C(?O)NH2, —C0-6alkyl-aryl or C0-6alkyl-heteroaryl wherein aryl and heteroaryl independently from each other may be optionally substituted by one or more groups independently selected from halogen, CN, OH, NO2, C1-6alkyl, C2-6alkenyl, C2-6alkynyl, haloC1-6alkyl, —OC1-6alkyl, haloC1-6alkyloxy, —C1-6alkyl-OH, NH2, N—(C1-6-alkyl)amino, N,N-di(C1-6alkyl)amino, —C(?O)C1-6alkyl, —OC(?O)C1-6alkyl, —C(?O)OH, —C(?O)OC1-6alkyl, —C(?O)NHC1-6alkyl and —NHC(?O)C1-6alkyl;
(iii) G3, wherein G3 is 3-7 membered heterocycloalkyl containing one or two heteroatoms independently selected from N, O and S, where heterocycloalkyl may be optionally substituted by one or more groups independently selected from OH, halogen, CN, NH2, C1-6alkyl, C2-6alkenyl, C2-6alkynyl, haloC1-6alkyl, —OC1-6alkyl, haloC1-6alkyloxy, —C1-6alkyl-OH, —C(?O)C1-6alkyl, —C(?O)OC1-6alkyl, —C(?O)OH and —C(?O)NH2;
(iv) G4, wherein G4 is aryl wherein aryl may be optionally substituted by one or more groups independently selected from halogen, CN, OH, NO2, C1-6alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6alkynyl, haloC1-6alkyl, —OC1-6alkyl, haloC1-6alkyloxy, —C1-6alkyl-OH, NH2, N—(C1-6-alkyl)amino, N,N-di(C1-6alkyl)amino, —C(?O)C1-6alkyl, —O(C?O)C1-6alkyl, —C(?O)OH, —C(?O)OC1-6alkyl, —C(?O)NHC1-6alkyl and —NHC(?O)C1-6alkyl;
(v) G5, wherein G5 is heteroaryl wherein heteroaryl may be optionally substituted by one or more groups independently selected from halogen, CN, OH, NO2, C1-6 alkyl, C2-6alkenyl, C2-6alkynyl, haloC1-6alkyl, —OC1-6alkyl, haloC1-6alkyloxy, —C1-6alkyl-OH, NH2, N—(C1-6-alkyl)amino, N,N-di(C1-6alkyl) amino, —C(?O)C1-6alkyl, —O(C?O) C1-6alkyl, —C(?O)OH, —C(?O)OC1-6 alkyl, —C(?O)NHC1-6alkyl and —NHC(?O)C1-6alkyl;
R4 is —N(R7)R8, wherein
R7 is CH3,
R8 is C1-6alkyl, H, —C(?O)R9 or Rp wherein R9 is C1-6alkyl or H;
R5 is hydrogen;
or both R4 and R5 are hydrogen or together form a bond;
or S1 is sugar group of formula (b2):
wherein:

R5 is H;
d is an integer from zero to 3;
R10 is C1-4alkyl;R2a is:(i) S2;
(ii) —OH;
(iii) —OC1-6 alkyl,
(iv) H;
(v) together with R2b forms a keto group (?O);
(vi) together with B2 forms a double bond;
(vii) —OC(?O)Y1, wherein Y1 is G1, G2, G3, G4, G5 or H; or
(viii) —ORp;R2b is H, together with R2a forms a keto group, together with A1 forms cyclic hemiketal and R2a is OH, or together with A1 forms cyclic ether group and R2a is H;S2 is sugar group of formula (d)
wherein,

R11 is:
(i) H;
(ii) together with R12 and carbon atom to which they are attached forms a keto or epoxy group;
(iii) one of R11 and R12 is OH and the other is —CH2N(R13)R14, wherein one of R13 and R14 is C1-6alkyl and the other is H, G1, G2, G3, G4, G5 or Rp, or wherein R13 and R14 taken together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached form a non-aromatic heterocyclic ring containing between 2 and 6 carbon atoms which is:
a. saturated or unsaturated and contains zero or 1 additional heteroatom selected from O, S and N; and/or
b. unsubstituted or substituted by from 1 to 2 groups selected from C1-5alkanoyl; C1-6alkyl wherein alkyl is uninterrupted or is interrupted by 1-3 bivalent radical groups selected from —O—, —S— and and —N(R18)—, and/or wherein C1-6alkyl is unsubstituted or substituted by from 1 to 2 groups selected from OH, NH2, a non-aromatic heterocyclic ring containing between 2 and 6 carbon atoms which is unsubstituted or is substituted by a group selected from C1-4alkyl, halogen, NH2, OH, SH, C1-6alkoxy and C1-4hydroxyalkyl, and C3-7cycloalkyl which is unsubstituted or is substituted by a group selected from C1-4alkyl, halogen, NH2, OH, SH, C1-6alkoxy, C1-4hydroxyalkyl; and C1-4dialkylamino;
R12 is:
(i) OH,
(ii) together with R11 and carbon atom to which they are attached forms a keto or epoxy group;
(iii) —OC(?O)Y3, wherein Y3 is H, G1, G2, G3, G4, or G5; or
(iv) ORp;RN is hydrogen, G1, G2, G3, G4, G5, Rp, or R15 wherein R15 is —C1-4alkyl-G, —C(?O)G, —C(?O)NH—C0-4alkyl-G, wherein G is G1, G2, G3, G4 or G5;Rp is a protective group;or a salt or solvate thereof;wherein process comprises:(a) reacting a 9a-aza-9a-homoerythromycin compound of formula (II)
wherein,

Z1, Z2, A1, A2, R1, R2a, R2b, B1, B2 and RN are as defined for formula (I) above, with an oxidative cleavage reactant in a solvent or mixture of solvents to give:

(i) a seco macrolide compound of formula (I-A), which is subset of formula (I), wherein X1p is
X2p is hydrogen, Z1 and Z2 are both hydrogen, A1, A2, R1, R2a, R2b, B1, B2 and RN are as defined for formula (I) when starting from compound of formula (II), wherein Z1 and Z2 are both hydrogen, or(ii) a seco macrolide compound of formula (I-A), which is subset of formula (I) wherein X1p is
X2p is —CH(CH3)C(?O)H, Z1 and Z2 together with carbon atom to which they are attached form a keto group, RN is hydrogen, A1 is —OC1-6alkyl, A2,R1, R2a, R2b, B1 and B2, are as defined for formula (I) when starting from compound of formula (II) wherein Z1 and Z2 together with carbon atom to which they are attached form a keto group;(b) hydrolyzing a compound of formula (I-A) wherein X1p is
obtained in step (a) to give compound of formula (I-B), which is subset of formula (I) wherein X1p is —C(?O)OH, X2p is hydrogen, Z1, Z2, A1, A2, R1, R2a, R2b, B1, B2 and RN are as defined for formula (I) above; and optionally subjecting a compound of formula (I-B) wherein X1p is —C(?O)OH, X2p is hydrogen, RN is hydrogen and Z1 and Z2 together with carbon atom to which they are attached form a keto group to a further hydrolyzing conditions to give di-carboxylic acid of formula (XC), wherein A1, A2, B1, B2, R1, R2a and R2b are as defined for formula (I); or
(c) reacting a compound of formula (IA) wherein X1p is
X2p is hydrogen obtained in step (a) or compound of formula (I-B) wherein X1p is —C(?O)OH and X2p is hydrogen obtained in step (b) with ammonium salt in the presence of base and coupling agent or with ammonia in organic solvents, or with ammonia hydroxide to give a compound of formula (I-C), which is subset of formula (I) wherein X1p is —C(?O)NH2, X2p is hydrogen, Z1, Z2, A1, A2, R1, R2a, R2b, B1, B2 and RN are as defined for formula (I) above; or
(d) reducing amide compound of formula (I-B) wherein X1p is —C(?O)NH2, and X2p is hydrogen obtained in step (c) using reducing agent to compound of formula (I-D), which is subset of formula (I) wherein X1p is —CH2NH2, X2p is hydrogen, Z1, Z2, A1, A2, R1, R2a, R2b, B1, B2 and RN are as defined for formula (I) above; or

(e) reacting a compound of formula (I-A) obtained in step (a) wherein X1p is
with hydrazine hydrate in a solvent to give compound of formula (I-E), which is subset of formula (I) wherein X1p is —C(?O)—NH—NH2 group, X2p is hydrogen, Z1, Z2, A1, A2, R1, R2a, R2b, B1, B2 and RN are as defined for formula (I) above; or
(f) reacting a compound of formula (I-A) obtained in step (a) wherein X1p is
or a compound of formula (I-B) obtained in step (b) wherein X1p is —C(?O)OH with thiocarbonyldiimidazole followed by the amonolysis reaction conditions (provided when starting from compound of formula (I-A) then C/1-keto ester hydrolysis step (b) is usually performed prior amonolysis), or in alternative with thiocyanates or isothiocyanates to give compound of formula (I-FA), which is subset of formula (I) wherein X1p is —C(?O)OH group, X2p is —C(?S)NH2 group, Z1, Z2, A1, A2, R1, R2a, R2b, B1, B2 and RN are as defined for formula (I) above; or
(g) reacting a compound of formula (I-A) obtained in step (a) wherein X1p is
or a compound of formula (I-B) obtained in step (b) wherein X1p is —C(?O)OH with carbonyldiimidazole followed by the amonolysis reaction conditions (provided when starting from compound of formula (I-A) then C/1-keto ester hydrolysis step (b) is usually performed prior amonolysis), or in alternative with alkali metal cyanates or isocyanates to give compound of formula (I-FB), which is subset of formula (I) wherein X1p is —C(?O)OH group, X2p is —C(?O)NH2 group, Z1, Z2, A1, A2, R2a, R2b, B1, B2 and RN are as defined for formula (I) above; or
(h) subjecting a compound of formula (I-A) obtained in step (a) wherein X1p is
or a compound of formula (I-B) obtained in step (b) wherein X1p is —C(?O)OH to the standard carboxylic acid reduction conditions to give compound of formula (I-KA-a), which is subset of formula (I) wherein X1p is —CH2OH group, X2p is hydrogen, Z1, Z2, A1, A2, R1, R2a, R2b, B1, B2 and RN are as defined for formula (I) above; or
(i) reacting a compound of formula (I-KA-a) obtained in step (h) wherein X1p is —CH2OH group and X2p is hydrogen with the standard oxidizing reagents to give compound of formula (I-KA), which is subset of formula (I) wherein X1p is —C(?O)H group, X2p is hydrogen, Z1, Z2, A1, A2, R1, R2a, R2b, B1, B2 and RN are as defined for formula (I) above; or

(j) subjecting compound of formula (I-C) obtained in step (c) where X1p is —C(?O)NH2 group and X2p is hydrogen to dehydration reaction to give compound of formula (I-MN), which is subset of formula (I) wherein X1p is —CN, X2p is hydrogen, Z1, Z2, A1, A2, R1, R2a, R2b, B1, B2 and RN are as defined for formula (I) above; or

(k) reacting
a. a compound of formula (I-C) obtained in step (c) where X1p —C(?O)NH2, and X2p is hydrogen with Lawesson's or Bellau's reagents or with P4S10 alone or in combination with hexamethyldisiloxane, or in alternative
b. a compound of formula (I-MN) obtained in step (j) where X1p —CN, and X2p is hydrogen using alkali metal hydrogen sulfide or ammonium sulfide under high pressure, phosphorus decasulfide, thioacids, thioacetic acid in combination with Lewis acid or benzylamine or calcium hydride, thioacetamide, DowexSH, O-dialkyldithiophosphates, diphenylphosphinodithioacids, sodium trimethylsilanethiolate, sodium hydrosulfide hydrate and diethyl amine hydrochloride, sodium hydrosulfide hydrate and magnesium chloride hexahydrate, and (P4S11)Na2
to give compound of formula (I-M), which is subset of formula (I) wherein X1p is —C(?S)NH2, X2p is hydrogen, Z1, Z2, A1, A2, R1, R2a, R2b, B1, B2 and RN are as defined for formula (I) above; or

(l) subjecting
a. a compound of formula (I-B) obtained in step (b) where X1p —C(?O)OH, and X2p is hydrogen to the modified Curtius rearrangement followed by mild acidic hydrolysis or hydrogenation of the carbamate group, or
b. a compound of formula (I-A) obtained in step (a) where X1p is
and X2p is hydrogen to the modified Lossen rearrangement followed by mild acidic hydrolysis or hydrogenation of the carbamate group,to give compound of formula (I-RE), which is subset of formula (I) wherein X1p is —NH2, X2p is hydrogen, Z1, Z2, A1, A2, R1, R2a, R2b, B1, B2 and RN are as defined for formula (I) above; and

(m) if required after any of previous steps (a)-(l), subjecting the resulting compound to one or more of the following operations:
(i) removal of the protecting group Rp,
(ii) removal of S2 sugar group and/or S1 sugar group,
(iii) conversion of the resulting compound of formula (I) into a salt or solvate thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,919,909

PHOTOINITIATED REACTIONS

LINTFIELD LIMITED, Kent ...

18. A composition comprising:a transformable reactive substrate;
a species capable of generating acid; and
one or more protected ketone photoinitiators, wherein the one or more ketone photoinitiators are derived from coumarins, and wherein the ketone group of the photoinitiator is protected by an unsubstituted 1,3 dioxolane group.

US Pat. No. 10,919,906

CONFORMATIONALLY-CONSTRAINED BIOISOSTERES OF CAFFEIC ACID, AND SYNTHESIS AND THERAPEUTIC USES

Board of Supervisors of L...

3. A chemical comprising:a bioisoter of caffeic acid having one of the following chemical structures where R is one of an alkyl group, an aryl group, an aryl/alkyl group, and a H:

or a salt, solvate, ester, amide, clathrate, stereoisomer, enantiomer, prodrug or analog thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,919,902

HETERO-HALO INHIBITORS OF HISTONE DEACETYLASE

Alkermes, Inc., Waltham,...

1. A compound having the formula:or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,919,886

SALT AND CRYSTAL FORMS OF PLK-4 INHIBITOR

UNIVERSITY HEALTH NETWORK...

1. A method of treating a subject with cancer, comprising administering to the subject an effective amount of a fumarate salt of compound (I) represented by the following structural formula:
wherein the molar ratio between compound (I) and fumaric acid is 1:1,
wherein the cancer is selected from the group consisting of lung cancer, breast cancer and colon cancer.

US Pat. No. 10,919,877

MULTIFUNCTIONAL INHIBITORS OF MEK/PI3K AND MTOR/MEK/PI3K BIOLOGICAL PATHWAYS AND THERAPEUTIC METHODS USING THE SAME

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. A compound having a structure:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,919,867

SUBSTITUTED BENZOTRIAZOLE PHENOLS

3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES ...

1. A composition comprising a substituted benzotriazole phenol with the structure of Formula I:
wherein if R1 is an —O—R9, a —N—R9R10, a —B(OR18)(OR19) group, or a —SiR203 group wherein R9 is selected from an alkyl group, or an aryl group, and R10 is selected from a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, an alkenyl group, an aryl group, or a heteroatom-containing group comprising one or more oxygen, nitrogen, sulfur, or phosphorous atoms, or R9 and R10 together with the atoms connecting form a heterocyclic ring structure, each R18 and R19 is independently a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, an aryl group, or R18 and R19 together with the atoms connecting form a heterocyclic ring structure, each R20 group is an alkyl group; and
each R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, and R8, independently is a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, an alkenyl group, an aryl group, or a halogen atom; and R3 is an alkyl group with 8 carbon atoms.

US Pat. No. 10,919,860

BACKFUNCTIONALIZED IMIDAZOLINIUM SALTS AND NHC CARBENE-METAL COMPLEXES

United States of America ...

1. An ionic liquid having comprising the formula:
R being a hydrogen or a methyl group;
R? being selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, an ester group, an amide group, and an aromatic group;
R? being selected from the group consisting of an alkyl group and an aromatic group;
the subscript m ranging from 0 to 10;
the subscript n ranging from 0 to 10;
X being a halide or an anion; and
Y being oxygen, sulfur, or NR?.

US Pat. No. 10,919,848

PROCESS FOR PREPARING METHIONINE

Evonik Operations GmbH, ...

1. A process for preparing methionine, comprising:alkaline hydrolyzing of 5-(2-methylmercaptoethyl)-hydantoin in an aqueous process solution, comprising alkali metal hydroxide, alkali metal carbonate, and/or alkali metal hydrogen carbonate to form methionine alkali metal salt,
treating the methionine alkali metal salt with carbon dioxide to yield precipitated methionine,
separating the precipitated methionine from the aqueous process solution which was treated with carbon dioxide,
concentrating an aqueous process solution from which methionine has been removed, and
recycling of a concentrated aqueous process solution in the alkaline hydrolyzing of 5-(2-methylmercaptoethyl)-hydantoin to the aqueous process solution,
wherein alkali metal cations in the aqueous process solution of alkaline hydrolyzing are potassium and sodium, having a K/Na molar ratio range from 99/1 to 20/80.

US Pat. No. 10,919,840

DIAMINE CROSSLINKING AGENTS, CROSSLINKED ACIDIC POLYSACCHARIDES AND MEDICAL MATERIALS

SEIKAGAKU CORPORATION, T...

1. A crosslinked acidic polysaccharide obtained by forming crosslinks by amide bonding between primary amino groups in a diamine or a polyamine crosslinking agent and carboxyl groups in an acidic polysaccharide;wherein the crosslinking agent has the general formula (I) below:

where the number of atoms in the linear chain between the primary amino groups at both terminals is 5 to 12, X and Y are each independently a single bond, a substituted or unsubstituted alkanediyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted alkenylene group, or a substituted or unsubstituted alkynylene group, with the proviso that X and Y are not single bonds at the same time;
Z is an oxygen atom or a sulfur atom;
R1 is a hydrogen atom, a CONR3R4 group, a COOR5 group, a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted alkenyl group, or a substituted or unsubstituted alkynyl group;
R2 consists of a hydrogen atom, a —CONR3R4 group, a —COOR5? group, a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted alkenyl group, or a substituted or unsubstituted alkynyl group, wherein R5? is an alkyl group optionally substituted with phenyl group;
any —CH2— in X or Y, if present, is optionally substituted with one or more groups selected from the group consisting of an amide group (—CONH—), an ester group (—C(?O)—O—), an ether group (—O—), an imino group (—NH—) and a phenylene group, wherein the ester group, the amide group, the ether group or the imino group present in X or Y is not directly adjacent to —CO—Z— in the formula (I);
any —CH2— in R1 or R2, if present, is optionally substituted with one or more groups selected from the group consisting of >C?O, —CONH—, arylene, —O—, —NR6— and —S—;
R3, R4, R5 and R6 are each independently a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group optionally substituted with phenyl group;
the substituent in X and Y is selected from the group consisting of an hydroxyl group, an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atom and a halogen atom;
the substituent in R1 and R2 is selected from the group consisting of a hydroxyl group, an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atom, a phenyl group, an indolyl group, a diazolyl group, a —(CH2)n—NHMe group, a —(CH2)n—NMe2 group, a —(CH2)n—CONR3R4 group, a —(CH2)n—COOR5 group, a —S-Me group, and a —SH group, wherein n is, independently, an integer of 0 to 4, and
wherein the polyamine crosslinking agent has a structure in which at least one of the substituents in X and Y or at least one of R1 and R2 in the general formula (I) comprises a biodegradable site and a terminal primary amino group.

US Pat. No. 10,919,819

OLIGOMERIZATION OF ETHYLENE

SK Innovation Co., Ltd., ...

1. A method for oligomerization of ethylene, the method comprising:mixing an aluminoxane and an alkyl aluminum compound to prepare a cocatalyst mixture;
introducing the cocatalyst mixture and a oligomerization catalyst including a transition metal into a reactor;
introducing ethylene into the reactor; and
reacting the oligomerization catalyst, the cocatalyst mixture, and the ethylene in the reactor with each other,
wherein the oligomerization catalyst is a complex in which the transition metal and a heteroatom ligand represented by Chemical Formula 2 below are coordinated to each other

where, in Chemical Formula 2, R11 to R14 are each independently substituted or unsubstituted hydrocarbyl or substituted or unsubstituted heterohydrocarbyl; and
R15 and R16 are each independently substituted or unsubstituted hydrocarbyl, or R15 and R16 may be bonded to each other to form a ring.

US Pat. No. 10,919,818

AUTO-IGNITION COMPOSITION

Joyson Safety Systems Acq...

1. An auto-ignition composition consisting of:a nonmetal perchlorate as a first oxidizer;
a secondary oxidizer selected from the group consisting of metal oxides, alkali metal nitrates, alkaline earth metal nitrates, and mixtures thereof, provided at about 12.5-30 weight percent of the total composition;
a first fuel selected from the group consisting of maleic hydrazide and salts thereof, and mixtures thereof, said first fuel provided at about 5-15 weight percent of the total composition; and
a second nitrogen-containing fuel selected from the group consisting of acidic tetrazoles, acidic triazoles, guanidine, nitroguanidines, guanidine salts, guanidine derivatives, and mixtures thereof,
wherein the composition has an auto-ignition temperature of 200° C. or less.

US Pat. No. 10,919,797

DAMAGE RESISTANT GLASS WITH HIGH COEFFICIENT OF THERMAL EXPANSION

CORNING INCORPORATED, Co...

1. A glass, the glass comprising SiO2, from 6 mol % to 17 mol % Al2O3, greater than 5 mol % P2O5, and greater than 1 mol % K2O, wherein the glass has a coefficient of thermal expansion of greater than 95×10?7° C.?1, wherein the glass has a liquidus temperature TL, a 160 kP temperature T160kP, a 35 kP temperature T35kP, and a zircon breakdown temperature Tbreakdown, wherein TLT35kP.

US Pat. No. 10,919,796

METHOD FOR PRODUCING GLASS PLATE

NIPPON ELECTRIC GLASS CO....

1. A manufacturing method for a glass sheet, the manufacturing method comprising:a scribing step of forming a main scribe line along a preset cutting line on a glass original sheet, and forming a first auxiliary scribe line, a second auxiliary scribe line, a third auxiliary scribe line, and a fourth auxiliary scribe line on the glass original sheet; and
a cutting step of cutting the glass original sheet along the preset cutting line to obtain a glass sheet having an outer peripheral contour conforming to the preset cutting line,
wherein the main scribe line comprises:
a first straight line portion;
a second straight line portion;
a first connection portion, which connects one end point of the first straight line portion and one end point of the second straight line portion to each other, and comprises a curved line; and
a second connection portion, which connects another end point of the first straight line portion and another end point of the second straight line portion to each other,
wherein the first auxiliary scribe line is located on a straight line extended from the one end point of the first straight line portion along the first straight line portion,
wherein the second auxiliary scribe line is located on a straight line extended from the another end point of the first straight line portion along the first straight line portion,
wherein the third auxiliary scribe line is located on a straight line extended from the one end point of the second straight line portion along the second straight line portion,
wherein the fourth auxiliary scribe line is located on a straight line extended from the another end point of the second straight line portion along the second straight line portion,
wherein the first auxiliary scribe line, the second auxiliary scribe line and the first straight line portion are arranged on a same straight line,
wherein the third auxiliary scribe line, the fourth auxiliary scribe line and the second straight line portion are arranged on a same straight line, and
wherein the cutting step comprises:
a straight line portion cutting step of cutting the glass original sheet along the first straight line portion, the first auxiliary scribe line, and the second auxiliary scribe line by a single break cutting, and cutting the glass original sheet along the second straight line portion, the third auxiliary scribe line, and the fourth auxiliary scribe line by a single break cutting; and
a connection portion cutting step of cutting the glass original sheet, which has been subjected to the straight line portion cutting step, along the first connection portion, and cutting the glass original sheet along the second connection portion.

US Pat. No. 10,919,795

GLASS PLATE BEND-BREAKING MACHINE

BANDO KIKO CO., LTD., To...

2. A machine for bend-breaking a glass plate comprising:a flexible member on which the glass plate with a cut line formed thereon is placed;
a supporting mechanism having a supporting surface for supporting through said flexible member the glass plate at a central portion of a lower surface of the glass plate in a region surrounded by the cut line on the glass plate in a plan view;
a glass plate receiving device disposed below said flexible member and having an annular glass plate receiving surface for receiving the glass plate from a lower side of the glass plate through said flexible member and a recess surrounded by the annular glass plate receiving surface;
a first moving device for moving the glass plate receiving surface of said glass plate receiving device;
a press-breaking device disposed above said flexible member and having a pressing surface for press-breaking along a cut line the glass plate with the cut line formed thereon; and
a second moving device for moving the pressing surface of said press-breaking device,
wherein said first moving device is adapted to dispose the glass plate receiving surface such that, at the time of press-breaking of the glass plate by the pressing surface, the pressing surface of said press-breaking device can press that part of the glass plate that opposes the recess surrounded by the glass plate receiving surface,
said second moving device is adapted to dispose the pressing surface such that, at the time of press-breaking of the glass plate by the pressing surface, the pressing surface can press that part of the glass plate that opposes the recess surrounded by the glass plate receiving surface which has been moved by said first moving device, and
said machine further includes a controller programmed to cause the pressing surface of said press-breaking device to press-break the glass plate along the cut line by causing the pressing surface to press against that part of the glass plate that is outside a region surrounded in plan view by the cut line and opposes the recess surrounded by the glass plate receiving surface.

US Pat. No. 10,919,792

TREATMENT USING FIXED FILM PROCESSES AND BALLASTED SETTLING

Evoqua Water Technologies...

1. A method for treating wastewater, comprising:introducing a source of wastewater to a fixed film biological reactor to provide a fixed film effluent;
adding a magnetic ballast to the fixed film effluent to provide a ballasted effluent;
separating the ballasted effluent into a treated effluent and ballasted solids in a clarifier;
magnetically separating the ballasted solids into recovered ballast and ballast-free solids;
adding at least a portion of the ballast-free solids to the source of wastewater; and
adding at least a portion of the recovered ballast to the fixed film effluent,
wherein no cleaning solution is used for ballast recovery.

US Pat. No. 10,919,782

WATER VAPOR DISTILLATION APPARATUS, METHOD AND SYSTEM

DEKA Products Limited Par...

1. A fluid vapor distillation system comprising:a counter-flow tube-in-tube heat exchanger comprising a plurality of inner tubes inserted into and aligned with an outer tube;
an evaporator condenser comprising a housing, wherein the counter-flow heat exchanger is wrapped around the housing and
a control system for controlling the fluid vapor distillation system comprising:
at least one controller programmed to control one or more processes in the fluid vapor distillation system, the fluid vapor distillation system programmed to include;
an idle state wherein the at least one controller is off;
a fill state wherein a source valve is opened and source fluid enters a sump in the fluid vapor distillation system;
a heat state wherein a heater in the sump is operated at a maximum level until fluid in the sump reaches a predetermined temperature;
a heat exchanger prime state wherein the source valve is opened at a predetermined duty cycle;
a start pump state wherein a bearing feed pump is run at a predetermined speed and a blower motor speed is increased until the blower motor reaches a predetermined speed; and
a run state wherein the fluid vapor distillation system produces product water; and
a blowdown level sensor in communication with a blowdown controller and a source flow controller, said blowdown level sensor sending signals related to a blowdown level to said blowdown controller and said source flow controller indicative of said blowdown level,
wherein said source flow controller is programmed to actuate said source flow valve to maintain the blowdown level at a first target, and
wherein said blowdown controller is programmed to actuate said blowdown valve to maintain the blowdown level at a second target, the second targeting being lower than the first target.

US Pat. No. 10,919,771

SP2 CARBON-CONTAINING COMPOSITION, GRAPHENE QUANTUM DOT-CONTAINING COMPOSITION, METHODS OF MANUFACTURING THEREOF, AND METHOD OF PEELING GRAPHITE

TOKYO INSTITUTE OF TECHNO...

1. A method of manufacturing an sp2 carbon-containing composition, the method comprising:a contact step of bringing an sp2 carbon and a two-coordinate boron cation salt into contact with each other,
wherein the sp2 carbon is at least one of graphene and graphite.

US Pat. No. 10,919,747

INVENTORY CONVEYANCE SYSTEM THAT TRANSFERS STORAGE CONTAINERS TO AND FROM A VERTICALLY ARRANGED ARRAY OF STORAGE CONTAINERS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. An inventory processing system configured to transfer inventory storage containers, the inventory processing system comprising:an inventory storage structure that supports a plurality of storage positions arranged in a vertically-oriented array of rows that extend along a longitudinal direction and columns that extend along a transverse direction, substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal direction; and
an inventory conveyance system comprising:
first and second longitudinal tracks that are elongate along the longitudinal direction;
a transverse track that extends from the first longitudinal track to the second longitudinal track along the transverse direction; and
an inventory transfer vehicle coupled to the transverse track, the inventory transfer vehicle comprising a vehicle body with a lateral track disposed at an underside of the vehicle body, an end effector supported by the vehicle body such that the end effector moves along the lateral track, and a coupler that rotationally couples the end effector to the body at an underside of the body, the end effector having a pair of prongs that are offset from one another so as to define a fork that projects out from the underside of the body and is configured to receive a storage container between the pair of prongs,
wherein the transverse track is configured to ride along the first and second longitudinal tracks along the longitudinal direction so as to carry the inventory transfer vehicle along the longitudinal direction until the inventory transfer vehicle is longitudinally aligned with a select storage position of the inventory storage structure, the inventory transfer vehicle is configured to ride along the transverse track along the transverse direction until the inventory transfer vehicle is transversely aligned with the select storage position.

US Pat. No. 10,919,740

ADJUSTABLE LENGTH WINCH APPARATUS

Hall Labs LLC, Provo, UT...

1. An adjustable length winch apparatus comprising:a first motor configured to rotate a first drum and a shaft on an axis;
a second drum adapted to be rotated by the shaft on the axis; and
a mechanical actuator;
wherein the shaft and second drum are configured to adjust the distance between the first and second drum;
wherein the first drum is attached to a fixed position on the shaft;
wherein the second drum is configured to slide along the shaft;
wherein the mechanical actuator is configured to slide the second drum along the shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,919,739

OVERLOAD PREVENTING DEVICE

TADANO LTD., Kagawa (JP)...

1. An overload preventing device which is mounted in a mobile work machine which includes a travelling body which travels freely, a slewing base disposed on the travelling body to slewing horizontally, a boom disposed on the slewing base to be derricked, and a plurality of outriggers capable of setting an overhanging width in plural stages, the overload preventing device comprising:a storage unit which stores lifting performance data in which a lifting performance is set for each operation state and performance region data in which a switching angle is set to define a performance region which includes a front region, a back region, and a side region; and
a work machine control unit which controls an operation of the mobile work machine on the basis of the lifting performance corresponding to a present operation state of the mobile work machine and an actual load, wherein
the performance region is set corresponding to a slewing state of the slewing base within a horizontal plane,
the front region is a performance region in front of the mobile work machine within the horizontal plane,
the back region is a performance region on a rear side of the mobile work machine within the horizontal plane,
the side region is a performance region other than the front region and the back region within the horizontal plane,
the lifting performance includes a maximum overhanging width performance which is set to the front region and the back region, and
the switching angle is set on the basis of a stability in all circumferential directions within the horizontal plane when the maximum overhanging width performance is loaded for each operation state.

US Pat. No. 10,919,733

CONFIGURATION APPARATUS AND MAIN SAFETY CIRCUIT FOR AN ELEVATOR SYSTEM AND AN ELEVATOR SYSTEM

KONE CORPORATION, Helsin...

1. A configuration apparatus for an elevator system which system includes a main safety circuit that includes safety logic for safely operating the elevator system, the configuration apparatus comprising:a communication interface configured to enable communication with the main safety circuit of the elevator system via a communication channel;
at least one memory configured to store safety configuration data of the elevator system as a backup for the safety logic of the main safety circuit;
wherein configuration apparatus is configured to provide via the communication interface at least part of the safety configuration data to the main safety circuit in response to a safety configuration data query to facilitate configuration of the main safety circuit when part of the main safety circuit needs to be changed.

US Pat. No. 10,919,726

WIRELINE SYSTEM AND METHODS OF USING SAME

LONGYEAR TM, INC., Salt ...

10. A method comprising:operatively securing a wireline assembly to a mast of a drill rig, the wireline assembly comprising:
a drum engaged with a drilling cable, wherein the drum has a rotational axis and defines an interior chamber extending axially relative to the rotational axis;
opposed first and second support brackets, wherein the drum is positioned between the first and second support brackets and configured to rotate relative to the first and second support brackets;
a motor positioned at least partially within the interior chamber of the drum and operatively coupled to the drum, wherein upon activation of the motor, the drum rotates about the rotational axis relative to the first and second support brackets; and
a spooling device that receives the drilling cable from the drum and directs the drilling cable to a roller assembly of the drill rig, wherein the spooling device comprises a mounting bracket that is rotationally coupled to the first and second support brackets, and wherein the mounting bracket and the first and second support brackets define respective openings in communication with the interior chamber of the drum; and
at least one protective mesh element that circumferentially surrounds at least a portion of the drum, wherein the mounting bracket of the spooling device is secured to the at least one protective mesh element; and
selectively rotating the spooling device relative to the drum from a first rotational position to a second rotational position, wherein in the first rotational position, the spooling device is oriented substantially parallel to a longitudinal axis of the mast of the drill rig, and wherein in the second rotational position, the spooling device is angularly oriented relative to the longitudinal axis of the mast of the drill rig,
wherein the at least one protective mesh element rotates together with the spooling device.

US Pat. No. 10,919,712

CART COUPLING ASSEMBLY

Intelligrated Headquarter...

1. A cart coupling assembly, comprising:a coupling disc configured to couple to an adjacent cart, wherein the coupling disc comprises:
a bearing slot adapted to hold a bearing, wherein the bearing slot is located at a center of the coupling disc, wherein the bearing slot is configured to engage, with a bearing hub assembly of the adjacent cart;
a mounting slot through which a bolt can be fastened to the adjacent cart; and
a control slot with one or more position registers defined along a control slot cavity of the control slot, the one or more position registers configured to one of restrict or allow a sliding movement of the control slot cavity, while the coupling disc rotates relative to the bearing slot, and wherein in response to rotation of the coupling disc, a gap distance between the cart coupling assembly and the adjacent cart varies without transverse movement of the coupling disc.

US Pat. No. 10,919,710

TRANSPORT UNIT, TRANSFER APPARATUS, AND TRANSFER METHOD

HIRATA CORPORATION, Kuma...

1. A transfer method of transporting and positioning a curved substrate, correcting the substrate into a straight shape by pressing a substrate surface of the substrate, and transferring the corrected substrate, the method comprising: a setting step of setting a work range for the substrate based on a contour of the substrate in an uncurved straight state; a correction step of correcting the substrate into a straight shape by pressing a pressing member against the substrate surface of the substrate within the work range; the correction step includes: a blowing step of blowing air to the substrate surface of the substrate and a pressing step of pressing the pressing member against the substrate surface of the substrate; a positioning step of positioning the corrected substrate; a suction holding step of holding the positioned corrected substrate by suction; and a transfer step of transferring the corrected substrate held by suction.

US Pat. No. 10,919,706

CONVEYOR APPARATUS AND COMBINED WEIGHING APPARATUS

Ishida Co., Ltd., Kyoto ...

1. A conveyor apparatus comprising:a conveying unit which conveys an article supplied from the outside;
a detection unit which detects an amount of an article loaded on the conveying unit; and
a control unit which sets a force of conveying the article in the conveying unit on the basis of a detection result of the detection unit and controls an operation of the conveying unit,
wherein the control unit sets the conveying force of the conveying unit to be smaller than a current conveying force when a state in which a change amount of the article loading amount on the conveying unit is smaller than a threshold value is maintained for a predetermined time or more in the detection result of the detection unit, and
the control unit sets the conveying force of the conveying unit to be larger than the current conveying force when a state in which the change amount is smaller than the threshold value is maintained for a first predetermined time or more and sets the conveying force of the conveying unit to be smaller than the current conveying force when a state in which the change amount is smaller than the threshold value is maintained for a second predetermined time or more which is the predetermined time and is equal to or longer than the first predetermined time.

US Pat. No. 10,919,705

APPARATUS THAT CONTROLS MOTION OF INDEPENDENT MOVERS ALONG A PATH

The Procter and Gamble Co...

1. Apparatus for controlled motion of independent movers along a path comprising:a track that prescribes a single path for movers;
a plurality of movers movably mounted on the track for moving along said path, said movers comprising a driven member that is oriented to be contacted by at least one drive element at any position along the path; wherein at least one driven member comprises a gear rack joined to one of said movers, said gear rack comprising gear teeth;
a plurality of drive elements arranged along the track, said drive elements each comprising a surface that is oriented to contact the driven member of said movers, wherein said drive elements are configured to sequentially engage the driven member of a plurality of said movers to provide controlled motion of said movers independently around said track, wherein the drive elements are each driven by a rotary motor; and
a programmable computer control system in communication with the rotary motors for controlling the motion of the rotary motors;
wherein at least one drive element comprises a timing belt that has a plurality of teeth thereon;
wherein said belt is in the configuration of an endless loop located inside the track, wherein said belt is arranged to be supported in the endless loop configuration by at least one of a plurality of backup rollers or a guide rail that allow the belt to drive the driven members following the path for the movers;
wherein the single path has a race track configuration having two linear sides, two curvilinear portions at the ends, and transitions between each of the linear sides and the curvilinear ends, wherein the transitions and curvilinear portions at the ends of the track form spline curves, and the portions of the belt that drive the movers along the spline curves are supported by a plurality of backup rollers configured to allow the belt to drive the movers around the spline curves due to engagement of the timing belt teeth and the rack teeth.

US Pat. No. 10,919,704

ROAD-PORTABLE CONVEYOR APPARATUS, SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Superior Industries, Inc....

15. The method of claim 14, further comprising:supporting the wheel assembly on the conveyor such that the wheel assembly is supported off the ground when the conveyor is supported at least partially on the wheeled support.

US Pat. No. 10,919,703

BELT CONVEYOR AND MODULAR CONVEYOR BELT FOR INCLINES

Laitram, L.L.C., Harahan...

1. A modular conveyor belt comprising:a series of rows of one or more belt modules hingedly linked together at hinge joints between consecutive rows, wherein the rows are arranged in a repeating pattern of belt sections along a belt travel direction, each belt section including:
a first region formed by one or more first rows of first belt modules having a flat top surface made of a first high-friction material having a first hardness durometer;
a second region formed by one or more second rows of second belt modules having a textured top surface made of a second high-friction material having a second hardness durometer;
a third region formed by one or more third rows of third belt modules disposed between the first and second regions and having a low-friction flat top surface recessed below the levels of the flat top surface of the first region and the textured top surface of the of the second region;
a fourth region formed by consecutive fourth rows of the third belt modules disposed between the second region and the first region of a consecutive belt section.

US Pat. No. 10,919,699

STORAGE SYSTEMS AND METHODS

OCADO INNOVATION LIMITED,...

1. A storage system, comprising:a first set of parallel rails or tracks and a second set of parallel rails or tracks extending transverse to the first set in a substantially horizontal plane to form a grid pattern having a plurality of grid spaces;
a plurality of stackable storage containers arranged in stacks, the stacks being located beneath the rails or tracks, each stack being located within a footprint of a grid space; and
at least one load handling device disposed on the rails or tracks, above the stacks and arranged to move laterally above the stacks of stackable containers on the rails or tracks, each load handling device having a lifting device arranged to lift one or more containers, or parts thereof, from the top of a stack;
wherein a number of the containers within the stacks, include service means for providing services to the respective container, thereby enabling individual containers within the stacks to perform additional functions;
the lifting device including releasable connecting means for connecting a load handling device to a container to be lifted, the releasable connecting means adapted to connect the container to be lifted to a power or data or signal or other service provided by the load handling device thereby maintaining the power, or the data or the signal or the other service to the container to be lifted when said container is lifted from the top of a stack, through the grid spaces, in to the load handling device.

US Pat. No. 10,919,693

BULK MATERIAL HANDLING SYSTEM FOR REDUCED DUST, NOISE, AND EMISSIONS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A system, comprising:a container holding bulk material, wherein the container is portable, and wherein the container stores the bulk material during movement of the container prior to discharge of the bulk material from the container;
a blender having a blender inlet, wherein the blender inlet is a hopper of the blender or a mixing compartment of the blender;
a frame for receiving and holding the container thereon; and
a gravity feed outlet coupled to the frame for routing the bulk material discharged from the container directly into the blender inlet such that the bulk material exits a lower end of the gravity feed outlet directly into the blender inlet;
wherein the container comprises a discharge gate disposed at a lower portion thereof, wherein the discharge gate is selectively actuated to release the bulk material from the container;
wherein the frame comprises a gate actuator disposed thereon for selectively actuating the discharge gate of the container when the container is disposed on the frame, wherein the container is prevented from releasing the bulk material until the container is positioned on the frame and the gate actuator actuates the discharge gate.

US Pat. No. 10,919,692

MODULAR CONTAINER TRANSPORT SYSTEMS

Biosphere Aerospace, LLC,...

1. A ground transport drive container comprising:an outer container having a cuboid shape, wherein the outer container comprises a plurality of walls forming an enclosure that contains a propulsion system;
a plurality of wheels secured to the outer container; and
a fitting panel secured to a first wall of the plurality of walls, wherein
the fitting panel comprises a plurality of fittings for securing the ground transport drive container to another apparatus, and
the fitting panel can be actuated between a raised configuration and a lowered configuration independently of the plurality of walls.

US Pat. No. 10,919,691

BEVERAGE CARTRIDGE WITH NEEDLE PUNCTURE PREVENTION

Ideators, LLC, New York,...

1. A beverage cartridge comprising:a sidewall;
a bottom;
an opening;
a filter comprising a filter material arranged to separate the cartridge into a first compartment between the filter and the opening and a second compartment between the filter and the bottom, wherein the first compartment stores a first substance; and
a printable coating printed on one or more portions of the filter material, wherein the coating increases the puncture resistance of the filter material,
wherein the coating includes a first layer of urethane printed directly on the filter material, an epoxy printed over at least a portion of the first layer of urethane, and a second layer of urethane printed over the epoxy, wherein the epoxy is completely enclosed by the first layer of urethane and the second layer of urethane.

US Pat. No. 10,919,690

CAPSULE HAVING A MEMBRANE AND METHOD FOR PREPARING A NUTRITIONAL PRODUCT

Societe des Produits Nest...

1. A capsule for preparing a nutritional product in a device configured to supply liquid into the capsule, the capsule comprising:at least one compartment for providing nutritional ingredients for the preparation of the nutritional product in combination with the supplied liquid,
wherein the at least one compartment comprises a liquid impermeable membrane forming a release side of the at least one compartment, the liquid impermeable membrane configured to release the nutritional product from the at least one compartment, and
wherein the capsule further comprises at least one relief element protruding from an opening wall, wherein the at least one relief element is tooth shaped comprising a slanted surface that forms a tip at a first end of the slanted surface, and a second end of the slanted surface is opposite from the first end and is more distant from the liquid impermeable membrane than the tip, wherein the at least one relief element further comprises a base surface connecting the slanted surface to the opening wall, and wherein the at least one relief element comprises a surface perpendicular to the liquid impermeable membrane and extending between the base of the relief element and the tip of the relief element,
wherein the liquid impermeable membrane is free of an aluminium layer and comprises a first polymer layer and a second polymer layer being connected to each other at a respective surface of contact, wherein the first polymer layer comprises a precut and wherein the second polymer layer is free of a precut or weakened line or zone, and
wherein the relief element is positioned to overlap the precut in an axial direction perpendicular to a plane of the liquid impermeable membrane, the precut positioned such that a first end of the precut overlaps the at least one relief element and a second end of the precut does not overlap the at least one relief element when viewed along the axial direction.

US Pat. No. 10,919,682

LIDDED CONTAINER AND CONTAINER USED THEREFOR

Dai Nippon Printing Co., ...

1. A lidded container comprising:a container having an opening; and
a lid which covers the opening and is joined to the container,
wherein the container comprises a bottom portion, a side portion standing upright from the bottom portion, and a flange portion which is continuously connected to an upper portion of the side portion and comprises a first plane,
a circumferential seal portion is formed between the lid and the first plane of the flange portion,
the seal portion comprises a main seal portion and a protruding seal portion protruding inward with respect to the main seal portion,
at least one of the flange portion and the lid comprises a contact suppression mechanism for suppressing a contact between the flange portion and the lid, which is provided outside the protruding seal portion at a position corresponding to at least the protruding seal portion, and wherein the side portion includes a first portion corresponding to the protruding seal portion and second portions located on both sides of the first portion, the first portion constituting the same plane or the same curved surface continuous with second portions.

US Pat. No. 10,919,680

LIQUID BEVERAGE CONTAINER

Packaging Corporation of ...

1. A beverage container for housing an internal liquid container with a spout, the beverage container comprising:a bottom;
at least four walls extending upwardly from the container bottom, the side walls each having an upper edge portion;
the side walls comprising a first set of opposed walls comprising first and second wall panel sections and a second set of opposed walls comprising third and fourth wall panel sections;
one of the wall panel sections comprising a spout receiving opening therethrough;
a first shield panel section comprising a first proximal end portion coupled to the first wall panel section and a first distal end portion spaced inwardly from the first wall panel section and overlaying at least a portion of the internal liquid container, a second shield panel section comprising a second proximal end portion coupled to the second wall panel section and a second distal end portion spaced inwardly from the second wall panel section and overlaying at least a portion of the internal liquid container, the first distal end portion being coupled to the second distal end portion;
a first top panel section coupled to the third wall panel section and extending inwardly above the first and second shield panel sections and over the internal liquid container;
a second top panel section coupled to the fourth wall panel section and extending inwardly and positioned to overlay the first top panel section;
wherein a gap is provided between the first and second distal end portions and the first top panel section; and
wherein the first and second top panel sections comprise a handle.

US Pat. No. 10,919,674

LIQUID CONTAINER LID ASSEMBLY

1. A lid assembly for outfitting a liquid container, the lid assembly comprising, in combination:a lid body, the lid body comprising a rim-receiving groove and an annular insert-supportive depression, the annular insert-supportive depression providing a primary liquid-letting aperture for enabling liquid migration therethrough, the rim-receiving groove for attaching the lid body to a container rim of the liquid container; and
a lid body insert, the lid body insert being receivable in and supportable by the insert-supportive depression and comprising a secondary liquid-letting aperture and an insert axis, the lid body insert being rotatable about the insert axis intermediate open and closed lid body insert positions, the secondary liquid-letting aperture being rotatably positionable in superior adjacency to the primary liquid-letting aperture when in an open lid body insert position for enabling liquid egression via both the primary and secondary liquid-letting apertures, the secondary liquid-letting aperture being rotatably re-positionable in lateral adjacency to the primary liquid-letting aperture for preventing liquid egression via the lid assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,919,673

CONTAINER AND CONTAINER LID WITH BUILT-IN BRINE DISC

BWAY Corporation, Atlant...

1. A container lid comprising:a seal portion along a perimeter of a body, the seal portion for receiving an edge of a container;
a tear strip removeably connected to the seal portion;
one or more lift tabs accessible upon removal of the tear strip;
a cover panel groove defined by a top surface of the body, the cover panel groove comprising a sloping portion that slopes downwardly to a centerline of the cover panel groove; and
a plurality of protrusions protruding from a bottom surface of the body to a particular depth, wherein:
the body includes four regions defined by two perpendicular axes, each axis of the two perpendicular axes passing through a central point of the body;
the plurality of protrusions are arranged such that at least one of the plurality of protrusions are within each of the four regions;
each of the plurality of protrusions has a length greater than the particular depth; and
the length of any protrusion within one of the four regions is perpendicular to the length of any protrusion within an adjacent region of the four regions.

US Pat. No. 10,919,671

TAMPER EVIDENCE BRIDGES

Niagara Bottling, LLC, D...

1. A container configured to provide highly visible evidence of having been opened by other than a manufacturer of the container, comprising:a base extending upward to a sidewall of the container;
a shoulder connected between the sidewall and a bell, a diameter of the bell decreasing as the bell extends upward to a neck of the container;
a finish connected to the neck and configured to receive a container cap, the finish comprising a neck ring and defining an opening to an interior of the container; and
at least one tamper evidence bridge coupled with the container cap and the neck ring, the at least one tamper evidence bridge configured to break when the container cap is rotated relative to the finish;
the at least one tamper evidence bridge formed as a tab extending from the container cap to a geometric feature in the perimeter of the neck ring, wherein the tab is laser molded to the geometric feature.

US Pat. No. 10,919,670

TAMPERPROOF SEAL FOR SEALING CONTAINERS

1. A system for a tamperproof seal, comprising:a. a bottle assembly including a bottle having a neck and bottle threads extending about a perimeter of said neck;
b. a cap assembly including a cap, said cap including a top portion and a bottom portion, said top portion and said bottom portion being of a same width, said cap initially including a seal between said top portion and bottom portion, said seal being broken once said top portion and said bottom portion are separated, said top portion including a threaded portion along an entire interior circumference thereof, said threaded portion having a threaded portion height and extending an entire height of said top portion, said bottom portion including inner teeth extending entirely about an inner circumference of said bottom portion, said inner teeth being angled a predetermined amount upwardly and towards each other, said inner teeth being interconnected in abutting contact with each other along a bottom portion of each of said inner teeth, an open slit extending between each of said inner teeth and defining said inner teeth, said inner teeth including a flat distal end, said open slit having a slit width, said slit width being less than a tooth width of each of said inner teeth, said top portion including an inner plug member within extending downwardly therefrom, said inner plug member entirely surrounded by said threaded portion along a plug member circumference of said inner plug member, said inner plug member having an inner plug member height and extending the entire height of said top portion, said threaded portion height and said inner plug member height being equal, said threaded portion being entirely above of said inner teeth; and
c. said cap with said seal intact being mounted to said neck, said top portion engaging said neck by having said threaded portion engage said bottle threads, said bottom portion engaging said neck by having said inner teeth engage the bottommost of said bottle threads, said bottom portion being permanently mounted to said neck once said inner teeth engage said neck, said top portion being removably attachable to said neck once said seal is broken, said seal adapted to indicate tampering of said seal if said seal is broken before reaching an authorized user, said inner plug member penetrating a predetermined depth into said bottle through said neck when said neck is engaged by said top portion.

US Pat. No. 10,919,669

PACKAGING BOX

INTERNATIONAL DESIGN PACK...

1. A packaging box, comprising: a box body; a box cover integrally formed with the box body; and at least one baffle arranged inside a cavity of the box body, wherein the at least one baffle divides the cavity of the box body into at least two cavities;wherein the box body is integrally press-formed from a plate provided with a plurality of bending dents; and each of the at least one baffle is formed by bonding of adjacent side walls of two adjacent quadrilateral positioning frames, and an extension wall for positioning the quadrilateral positioning frames is foldable and disposed at each of a first side wall of the box body and a second side wall of the box body;
wherein the extension wall is folded into the cavity of the box body, an end of the extension wall is contacted with a bottom of the box, and the bottom of the box faces to the box cover.

US Pat. No. 10,919,665

PALLET WITH THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE

Viking Cold Solutions, In...

1. A thermal energy storage pallet comprising:a first sheet formed with a first plurality of bends defining a first higher portion, a first lower portion, and first sidewalls;
a second sheet formed with a second plurality of bends defining a second higher portion, a second lower portion, and second sidewalls, the second plurality of bends matching the first plurality of bends;
wherein the first and second pluralities of bends define a plurality of recesses, the plurality of recesses operable to receive a fork of a forklift for moving the thermal energy storage pallet;
wherein the first sheet and the second sheet each formed of a rigid material to provide structural support for the thermal energy storage pallet;
a plurality of standoff members connecting the first and second sheets, wherein the plurality of standoff members are disposed between the first and second higher portion, between the first and second lower portions, and between the first and second sidewalls to provide further structural support for the thermal energy pallet;
wherein the first higher portion of the first sheet forms a structured deck onto which goods may be loaded for transport; and
a phase change material disposed in compartments defined by and located between the first and second sheets and the plurality of standoff members, the phase change material operable to change state in response to heat exchange between the thermal energy storage pallet, the transported goods, and an environment surrounding the pallet.

US Pat. No. 10,919,662

LIQUID CONTAINER

1. A liquid container, comprising:a base;
a wall joined to the base; and
several flaps joined to the upper edge of the container in such a way that when they close, the mouth of the container formed by the base and the wall is covered;
characterized in that the wall joined to the base has a circular profile in its lower edge which modifies its geometry up to a polygonal profile in its upper edge, where the sides of the polygonal profile are the junction point between the wall and the flaps; and
the overlap of the flaps in closed position forms several sealing points, where one of the vertices of the polygonal profile includes a first cut in one internal flap and a second cut in one external flap, in a manner that when the flaps are closed an opening for pouring is formed enabling the extraction of the liquid from the container.

US Pat. No. 10,919,657

METHOD OF, AND APPARATUS FOR, FEEDING PRODUCTS INTO CONTAINERS

1. A method of feeding products into containers, wherein at least two different types of products are fed into a container, comprising:a) on feeding devices comprising a plurality of conveyor belts following one after the other in a conveying direction of the products, retaining the products on the conveyor belts by negative pressure created by a vacuum chamber located beneath the conveyor belts;
b) transporting the products via the feeding devices in the direction of a device for feeding the products into a container, wherein each type of the products is transported separately by means of a dedicated one of the feeding devices;
c) controlling the conveying speed of the feeding devices, whereby the products are presented to a removal conveyor in a sequence which corresponds to a desired arrangement of the products within the container;
d) from a final conveyor belt of the conveyor belts of the feeding devices, feeding the products to the removal conveyor, wherein the products are transferred from the each of the feeding devices to the removal conveyor, specifically in accordance with the sequence which corresponds to the desired arrangement of the products within the container, wherein the removal conveyor is formed from a plurality of adjoining conveyor belts on which the products are transported, wherein the removal conveyor is arranged at an essentially equal height level with the final conveyor belt, and wherein the removal conveyor is directed transversely to the feeding devices and correspondingly transports the products away in the direction of the device for feeding the products into the container; and
e) using a pusher, pushing the products into the container in the sequence which corresponds to the desired arrangement of the products within the container,
wherein the conveying speed of each of the conveyor belts of the feeding devices is controlled individually by a control means whereby the products reach the removal conveyor in the sequence which corresponds to the desired arrangement of the products within the container,
wherein the conveying speed of at least one of the conveyor belts of the removal conveyor is controlled by the control means such that groups of products are formed, and
wherein distances formed between the groups of products in the conveying direction are greater than those between the products within a group, and wherein the products within a group form a layer or row of products within the container.

US Pat. No. 10,919,656

PROCEDURES FOR OPERATING A VACUUM TO STORE PERISHABLES BY CONTROLLING PRESSURE AND OXYGEN LEVELS INDEPENDENT OF EACH OTHER AS WELL AS SETTING FLOOR AND CEILING OPERATING PARAMETERS

Ripelocker LLC, Bainbrid...

1. A method for storing a perishable item under controlled atmospheric conditions comprising: with respect to a vacuum chamber for containing the perishable item, reducing total atmospheric pressure in the vacuum chamber to below a predetermined upper total pressure limit; monitoring oxygen partial pressure within the vacuum chamber; admitting an oxygen-containing gas into the vacuum chamber when oxygen partial pressure within the vacuum chamber falls below a predetermined lower oxygen partial pressure limit; and reducing the total atmospheric pressure in the vacuum chamber at predetermined intervals to at least partially flush the vacuum chamber of accumulated gases and volatiles within the vacuum chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,919,655

PACKAGING SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PACKAGING PRODUCTS

General Mills, Inc., Min...

1. A packaging system comprising:a first sealer configured to create a first seal in packaging material along a direction of travel of the packaging material during a packaging operation, thereby forming a packaging loop; and
a gas flusher configured to flush ambient air from within the packaging loop during the packaging operation, wherein the gas flusher includes a mechanically retractable lance configured to: project, while fixed in an operative position during the packing operation, in the packaging loop; and be selectively repositioned relative to the first sealer into a retracted position away from the packaging material during stoppage of the packaging operation.

US Pat. No. 10,919,652

MANIFOLD FOR AUTOMATIC DRUG COMPOUNDER

CAREFUSION 303, INC., Sa...

1. A manifold, comprising:a housing;
a cap assembly comprising:
a cap defining an opening, the opening having an opening diameter; and
a first sealing member comprising an extended portion having an extended portion diameter, wherein the opening diameter is smaller than the extended portion diameter, and the extended portion of the first sealing member is compressed by an edge of the opening to radially compress the first sealing member;
a needle guide assembly having a second sealing member; and
a needle assembly having a needle with a central bore, a first opening, and a second opening,
wherein the needle assembly is extendible from a disengaged position in which the first and second openings are both disposed on a common side of the first sealing member between the first and second sealing members and an engaged position in which the first and second openings are disposed on opposing sides of the first sealing member, and the needle assembly is wiped by the compressed first sealing member as the needle assembly is retracted from the first sealing member.

US Pat. No. 10,919,650

ATOMIC NUMBER (Z) GRADE SHIELDING MATERIALS AND METHODS OF MAKING ATOMIC NUMBER (Z) GRADE SHIELDING

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ...

1. A process, comprising:providing a first material having a higher atomic number and a second material having a lower atomic number; and
diffusion bonding the first material and the second material together to form a Z-grade material having:
a first layer of the first material;
a second layer of the second material; and
a third layer, between the first and second layers, consisting of an alloy of the first and second materials, wherein a density of material in the third layer increases along a gradient from the first layer to the second layer, and wherein the third layer is at least 0.5 mil in thickness.

US Pat. No. 10,919,649

LOW-POWER HALL THRUSTER WITH AN INTERNALLY MOUNTED LOW-CURRENT HOLLOW CATHODE

CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF T...

1. A Hall thruster comprising:a center axis oriented from an upstream section of the Hall thruster, the upstream section housing a back pole for a magnetic circuit and a supply line for a gas propellant, to a downstream section concentric with an azimuthally-symmetrical discharge chamber;
the magnetic circuit comprising a center core, the center core comprising a counter bored cathode bore formed within the center core;
the counter bored cathode bore extending along the center axis, the counter bored cathode bore comprising:
an upstream bore having an upstream bore diameter and an upstream bore length along the center axis;
a downstream bore having a downstream bore diameter greater than the upstream bore diameter and a downstream bore length along the center axis, wherein the downstream bore length is shorter than the upstream bore length and, wherein the downstream bore is a counterbore of the upstream bore;
an internally-mounted cathode placed within the cathode bore, the internally-mounted cathode comprising:
an upstream section having an upstream cathode diameter and an upstream cathode axial length, wherein the upstream cathode diameter is an outermost diameter of the upstream section;
a downstream section having a downstream cathode diameter greater than the upstream cathode diameter and a downstream cathode axial length shorter than the upstream cathode axial length, wherein the downstream cathode diameter is an outermost diameter of the downstream section;
wherein the downstream section is positioned within the counterbore, and the upstream section is positioned within the upstream bore.

US Pat. No. 10,919,642

HYDRAULIC ACTUATOR AND ACCUMULATOR ARRANGEMENT

AIRBUS OPERATIONS LIMITED...

1. A landing gear system for an aircraft includinga retractable landing gear assembly,
a hydraulic actuator for actuating movement of at least a part of the landing gear assembly from a first configuration to a second configuration,
an accumulator associated with the actuator, the accumulator comprising a first space for a volume of pressurised gas, and a second space for a volume of hydraulic fluid, the first and second spaces being separated by a separator piston,
and a monitoring system,
wherein
the separator piston is configured to travel to a first stroke limit position during said movement from the first configuration to the second configuration,
travel of the separator piston beyond the first stroke limit position is indicative of a fault,
the accumulator includes a snubbing device that acts to slow movement of the separator piston only once the separator piston has traveled beyond the first stroke limit position, and
the monitoring system is arranged to measure the time taken for movement of said part from the first configuration to the second configuration, and to compare the time taken with a threshold time, such that the measured time being longer than the threshold time is indicative of a possible fault.

US Pat. No. 10,919,638

AIRCRAFT CABIN PRESSURIZATION ENERGY HARVESTING

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. An energy harvesting system, comprising:an aircraft cabin enclosing a high-pressure environment comprising an interior aircraft cabin air at a first air pressure and an air temperature, the aircraft cabin defining a low-pressure environment exterior of the aircraft cabin comprising an exterior aircraft cabin air at a second air pressure lower than the first air pressure;
an energy harvesting mechanism fluidly communicating between the aircraft cabin and the low-pressure environment, the energy harvesting mechanism comprising an entrance chamber configured to receive the exterior aircraft cabin air, and a compressor coupled to a turbine shaft configured to compress the received exterior aircraft cabin air in response to a rotational motion of the turbine shaft and direct the compressed air into the aircraft cabin at the first air pressure, in which the compressor defines a compression chamber configured to warm the compressed air; and
a turbine fluidly communicating between the aircraft cabin and the low-pressure environment, the turbine comprising an expansion chamber configured to receive the interior aircraft cabin air and expand the received air from the first air pressure to the second air pressure, and an exit chamber configured to direct the expanded air to the low-pressure environment, in which the turbine is configured to produce rotational motion of the turbine shaft in response to the received interior aircraft cabin air expanding and the expansion chamber is thermally coupled to the compression chamber such that heat generated within the compression chamber is transferred to the expansion chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,919,636

FLUIDIC PROPULSIVE SYSTEM AND THRUST AND LIFT GENERATOR FOR AERIAL VEHICLES

JETOPTERA, INC., Edmonds...

1. A vehicle, comprising:a main body having a fore portion, a tail portion, a starboard side and a port side;
a gas generator coupled to the main body and producing a gas stream;
at least one fore conduit fluidly coupled to the generator;
at least one tail conduit fluidly coupled to the generator;
first and second fore ejectors fluidly coupled to the at least one fore conduit, coupled to the fore portion and respectively coupled to the starboard side and port side, the fore ejectors respectively comprising an outlet structure out of which gas from the at least one fore conduit flows at a predetermined adjustable velocity;
at least one tail ejector fluidly coupled to the at least one tail conduit and coupled to the tail portion, the at least one tail ejector comprising an outlet structure out of which gas from the at least one tail conduit flows at a predetermined adjustable velocity;
first and second primary airfoil elements having leading edges, the primary airfoil elements respectively coupled to the starboard side and port side, the leading edges of the first and second primary airfoil elements being respectively located directly downstream of the first and second fore ejectors such that the gas from the fore ejectors flows over the leading edges of the primary airfoil elements; and
at least one secondary airfoil element having a leading edge and coupled to the main body, the leading edge of the at least one secondary airfoil element located directly downstream of the outlet structure of the at least one tail ejector such that the gas from the at least one tail ejector flows over the leading edge of the at least one secondary airfoil,
wherein the first and second fore ejectors each have a leading edge, and the entirety of each of the first and second fore ejectors is rotatable about an axis oriented perpendicular to the leading edge.

US Pat. No. 10,919,633

SEAT ASSEMBLY WITH VENTILATION SYSTEM UTILIZING VENTURI EFFECT TO MULTIPLY AIR FLOW

1. A ventilated seat assembly, comprising:a cushion assembly;
a structural element supporting the cushion assembly;
a plurality of Venturi tubes positioned relative to the cushion assembly to direct a flow of air through the cushion assembly, each Venturi tube comprising in fluid communication a compressed air inlet, an ambient air inlet, and a mixed air outlet;
an air compressor supplying compressed air;
a manifold assembly coupled in fluid communication with the air compressor;
a conduit network fluidly coupling the manifold assembly with the plurality of Venturi tubes; and
a controller operable for activating the air compressor to supply compressed air and actuating the manifold assembly to cause compressed air to flow through the conduit network to one or more of the plurality of Venturi tubes.

US Pat. No. 10,919,632

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR POSITIONING A SECTION DIVIDER ASSEMBLY WITHIN A VEHICLE

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. A section divider assembly that is configured for positioning above one or more seats and indicating a boundary of a section onboard a cabin of a vehicle, the section divider assembly comprising:an attachment header;
a barrier extending downwardly from the attachment header;
a first coupler secured to the attachment header, wherein the first coupler is configured to removably secure to a first fitting secured to a strongback of a stowage bin assembly within the cabin, wherein the first fitting comprises: (a) a base defining an internal chamber, wherein the internal chamber includes opposed clamp pockets and opposed lever pockets, wherein a latch opening is defined at a front of the base, wherein the latch opening is configured to receive a latch of the first coupler; (b) opposed clamps retained with the opposed clamp pockets, wherein the opposed clamps securely engage a portion of the first coupler; and (c) opposed levers retained with the opposed lever pockets, wherein the lever pockets are operably connected to the opposed clamps to selectively move the opposed clamps in relation to the latch; and
a second coupler secured to the attachment header and spaced apart from the first coupler, wherein the second coupler is configured to removably secure to a second fitting secured to a fixed rail within the cabin.

US Pat. No. 10,919,630

RESTRAINT ASSEMBLY FOR CARGO SYSTEM

GOODRICH CORPORATION, Ch...

1. A restraint assembly of a cargo system, the restraint assembly comprising:a base configured to be mounted to a tray of the cargo system;
a lateral restraint comprising a guide face and a top edge, wherein the lateral restraint is rotatably coupled to the base; and
a vertical restraint extending from the top edge of the lateral restraint;
wherein:
the restraint assembly is configured to have a stored position and a raised position;
in the stored position both the lateral restraint and the vertical restraint are configured to be disposed within a volume defined by the tray of the cargo system;
in the raised position the vertical restraint and at least the guide face of the lateral restraint are configured to be disposed above the volume defined by the tray of the cargo system such that the restraint assembly provides at least one of longitudinal guidance, lateral restraining, and vertical restraining to cargo;
a first rotational axis between the lateral restraint and the base is configured to extend perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the tray of the cargo system; and
the first rotational axis between the lateral restraint and the base is configured to be oblique relative to a conveyance plane of the cargo system.

US Pat. No. 10,919,629

VEHICLE, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR VERTICAL TAKE-OFF AND LANDING

TALYN AIR, INC., Los Ang...

1. A vehicle system for vertical take-off and/or landing (VTOL), comprising:a carrier vehicle, comprising: one or more fuselages, one or more wings, one or more attach units coupled to the one or more fuselages or to the one or more wings, and propulsion systems operable to provide, at least, vertical thrust and horizontal thrust;
a cruise vehicle, comprising: one or more fuselages for carrying passengers or cargo, and one or more wings;
the one or more attach units of the carrier vehicle being adapted to couple to the cruise vehicle to detachably engage,
wherein the propulsion system of the carrier vehicle comprises:
one or more lift rotors coupled to the one or more fuselage or the one or more wings and operable to provide vertical thrust; and
one or more cruise rotors coupled to a fore or aft end of the one or more fuselages or the one or more wings and operable to provide horizontal thrust, and
wherein the one or more lift rotors comprise four pairs of lift rotors, the one or more fuselages of the carrier vehicle comprises two fuselages coupled with one wing, and the one or more cruise rotors comprises two push rotors coupled to two tails of the carrier vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,919,628

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR RAISING AND LOWERING A PAYLOAD

Wing Aviation LLC, Mount...

1. An aerial-vehicle system comprising:a tether;
a motor arranged on an aerial vehicle and configured for operation in a first mode and a second mode that respectively counter and assist unwinding of the tether;
a payload coupling apparatus configured to mechanically couple the tether to a payload; and
a control system configured to:
(a) operate the motor such that the tether unwinds to position the payload coupling apparatus of the aerial vehicle at or near a first altitude corresponding to expected coupling to a payload;
(b) when the payload coupling apparatus is located at or near the first altitude, determine, based at least in part on motor current during a predetermined attachment verification period, that the payload coupling apparatus is mechanically coupled to the payload;
(c) responsive to the determination that the payload coupling apparatus is mechanically coupled to the payload, operate the motor to retract the tether; and
(d) while retracting the tether, determine that both: (i) an unwound length of the tether is less than a threshold length and (ii) motor current during the retraction of the tether is greater than a threshold current, and responsively operate the motor to pull the payload up to a secure position at or near the aerial vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,919,627

ASYMMETRIC AIRCRAFT AND THEIR LAUNCH AND RECOVERY SYSTEMS FROM SMALL SHIPS

ADVANCED PRODUCT DEVELOPM...

1. A fixed wing aircraft for atmospheric flight using aerodynamic lift, the aircraft comprising a primary airfoil structure; anda dolly engaging the primary airfoil structure of the aircraft and supporting the aircraft in a stored configuration with the airfoil structure more in a vertical than horizontal plane and with a forward direction of flight angled more vertical than horizontal, the aircraft having a shorter length in the direction of flight than span when in the stored configuration, the aircraft having a horizontal width, excluding any propeller, in the stored configuration that is less than half its length in the direction of flight, the dolly being moveable to transport the aircraft.

US Pat. No. 10,919,625

RECONFIGURABLE UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES FOR SUBSURFACE SENSOR DEPLOYMENT

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. An apparatus, comprising:an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) comprising a main body that includes a plurality of rotors utilized to provide propulsion to the UAV and a ring circumscribing the plurality of rotors that includes first threads along an outer perimeter of the ring; and
a landing base including second threads engaged with the first threads of the ring, wherein the first threads and the second threads are configured to transition the main body along a length of the landing base in response to rotation of the main body with respect to the landing base.

US Pat. No. 10,919,624

UAS DISPLAY SYSTEM AND METHOD

WET, Sun Valley (CA)

1. A display system including an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) that flies in a flight path relative to a structure, the display system comprising:a mounting system that is coupled to the structure;
a tether that has a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the proximal end is coupled to the mounting system, and wherein the mounting system allows movement of the proximal end relative to the structure; and
a control system that controls the flight path of the UAS;
wherein the UAS is coupled to the distal end; and
wherein the control system controls the flight path of the UAS such that the proximal end moves relative to the structure.

US Pat. No. 10,919,622

ADVANCED EMERGENCY COLLECTIVE ACTUATOR WITH FRICTION PULL-OFF AND METHOD FOR A HELICOPTER

Merlin Technology, Inc., ...

1. An apparatus for use with a helicopter including a rotor system having a main rotor with an adjustable pitch that is controlled at least in part by a pilot using a collective control and the collective control pivotally supports a friction control lever as part of a friction control that is engageable by the pilot to selectively increase a control force that is required as a minimum to move the collective control, said apparatus comprising:an actuator including a motor having an output shaft for rotation to change the adjustable pitch by exerting an actuation force;
a flexible cable that applies the actuation force to the friction control lever such that the actuation force initially disengages the friction control to decrease the control force and, thereafter, reduces the adjustable pitch toward a minimum collective pitch position; and
a control arrangement that is configured to receive a signal that is indicative of a low rotor RPM condition and to respond to the signal by activating the actuator to exert the actuation force.

US Pat. No. 10,919,621

UNMANNED AIR VEHICLE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. An unmanned air vehicle, comprising:one or more generators, each of which generates a force that drives the unmanned air vehicle to fly and also generates an air flow;
one or more first structural components;
one or more microphones, each of which outputs a first signal;
one or more speakers; and
a processor that generates one or more second signals according to the first signal output from each of the one or more microphones,
wherein the one or more first structural components respectively correspond to the one or more generators, respectively surround one or more rotary wings of the one or more generators, and each includes a through-hole extending in a direction of the air flow generated by a corresponding one of the one or more generators, the through-hole being in a first direction opposite to a second direction of the air flow,
a first end, in the first direction, of the one or more first structural components and a first surface of a rotation plane, in the first direction, of the one or more rotary wings are aligned such that the one or more rotary wings are covered by a first end part of the one or more first structural components, the first end part corresponding to a position of the one or more rotary wings,
a second end, in the second direction of the air flow, of the one or more first structural components is extended, in the second direction of the air flow, beyond a second surface of the rotation plane, in the second direction of the air flow, of the one or more rotary wings by a length longer than the first end part,
each of the one or more microphones is located in an inner region surrounded by a corresponding one of the one or more first structural components such that each of the one or more microphones is spaced apart in the second direction of the air flow from a corresponding one of the one or more generators, and
each of the one or more speakers is located apart in the second direction of the air flow from a corresponding one of the one or more generators and outputs a sound according to a corresponding one of the one or more second signals.

US Pat. No. 10,919,620

LANDING GEAR BOGIE PITCH TRIMMER

AIRBUS OPERATIONS LIMITED...

1. A landing gear bogie pitch trimmer, comprising:a hydraulic actuator for adjusting a pitch of a landing gear bogie, in use;
a fluid interface for receiving, from an aircraft hydraulic system external to the landing gear bogie pitch trimmer, hydraulic fluid for use in actuating the hydraulic actuator;
a flow control valve for controlling flow of the hydraulic fluid through the fluid interface in use;
a gas-chargeable accumulator configured to be charged by a gas bottle;
wherein the gas-chargeable accumulator is in fluid communication with the flow control valve; and
wherein the gas-chargeable accumulator is configured to deliver the hydraulic fluid to the hydraulic actuator in use.

US Pat. No. 10,919,619

FUSE PIN MODEL DIFFERENTIAL OR EXCLUSION FEATURE

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. A fastening system having differentiable components, the system comprising:a first bushing having a first mating feature positioned within an opening of a first receiver;
a first fuse pin comprising a head and a first projection, the first projection configured to be positioned within the first bushing, the first fuse pin configured to shear upon an application of a first predetermined load, the first fuse pin having a second mating feature, the first and second mating features comprise a second projection on a surface of the head of the first fuse pin and a recess on a surface of the first bushing; and
wherein the second mating feature corresponds to the first mating feature to permit insertion of the first projection of the first fuse pin into the first bushing within the first receiver to selectively connect a first component to a second component, wherein the first bushing is positioned between the first fuse pin and the first receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,919,618

FLUID FLOW CONTROL FOR AN AEROFOIL

Fourth Dimensional Aerosp...

1. A device for influencing a wake flow of an aircraft wing, the aircraft wing having an inboard root end and an outboard tip end, a high pressure side and a low pressure side, and a leading edge and a trailing edge, the device comprising a body adapted for attachment in the region of the tip of the aircraft wing and having a through-duct with a first opening at a first end of the duct being located on the high pressure side of the wing and a second opening at a second end of the duct being located on the low pressure side of the wing, the duct being configured to, when the wing is exposed to fluid flow, permit a fluid flow through the duct so as to inhibit the flow of fluid around an outboard extremity of the wing and to direct the fluid flow through the duct into a pair of opposing rotating flows of substantially equal magnitude externally of the duct.

US Pat. No. 10,919,614

AIRFOIL WITH A MAIN WING AND A HIGH-LIFT BODY

AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH, ...

1. An airfoil for an aircraft, the airfoil comprising:a main wing having a leading edge,
a high-lift body having a leading edge and a concavo-convex cross-section transverse to its leading edge such that a concave recess is defined by the high-lift body, which concave recess extends parallel to the leading edge of the high-lift body,
wherein the high-lift body is coupled to the main wing at a recessed portion provided in the leading edge of the main wing such that the concave recess faces the main wing, and
wherein the high-lift body is selectively movable between a retracted position and a deployed position, wherein in the retracted position the leading edge of the main wing and the leading edge of the high-lift body form a continuous common leading edge, and
a sealing device having a first sealing element arranged in the concave recess defined by the high-lift body,
wherein the first sealing element is plate-shaped, is rotatable about a common rotational axis relative to the main wing, abuts sectionally on the high-lift body and has a side face extending perpendicular to the common rotational axis,
wherein the sealing device is coupled to the high-lift body such that when the high-lift body is moved between the retraced position and the deployed position, the first element rotates relative to the main wing, and
wherein in the deployed position of the high-lift body at least part of a gap formed between the main wing and the high-lift body in a plane extending perpendicular to the common rotational axis is covered by the sealing device
wherein the sealing device comprises a second sealing element arranged in the concave recess defined by the high-lift body,
wherein the second sealing element is plate-shaped, is rotatable about the common rotational axis relative to the main wing and has a side face extending perpendicular to the common rotational axis,
wherein the first and the second sealing elements are rotatable about a common rotational axis relative to each other and wherein the side faces of the sealing elements extend parallel to each other, and
wherein when the high-lift body is moved between the retraced position and the deployed position, the second sealing element rotates relative to the main wing and the first and the second sealing elements rotate relative to each other, while constantly maintaining their side faces parallel to each other, such that when the first and the second sealing elements are projected on a plane extending perpendicular to the common rotational axis, an overlap between the first and the second sealing elements is smaller when the high-lift body is in the deployed position than when the high-lift body is in the retracted position.

US Pat. No. 10,919,611

OPENING AND SECURE-CLOSING SYSTEM

Airbus Operations S.L., ...

1. An opening and secure-closing system for a door in a chamber of an aircraft, the opening and secure-closing system comprising:an overpressure door for the chamber and adapted to open towards an outside of the chamber;
at least one rotatory fitting configured to be joined to a first frame structure of the chamber and to the overpressure door, wherein the at least one rotatory fitting is adapted to move along a path as the at least one rotary fitting pivots about a first hinge axis of the overpressure door, and
a safety device comprising,
a fixing element configured to be joined to the first frame structure of the chamber,
a beam joined to the fixing element by a first end of the beam, the beam being a hollow beam extending along a direction axis X-X? perpendicular to the first hinge axis,
a blocking bar arranged within the beam, wherein the blocking bar is configured to move internally within the beam,
a lever element hinged to a first end of the blocking bar and configured to pivot about the blocking bar between a position A and a position B, wherein, as the lever element moves from position A to position B moves, a second end of the blocking bar moves along the direction axis X-X?, and wherein while the lever arm is at position B, the lever arm is in the path and blocks movement of the at least one rotatory fitting and while the lever arm is at position A, the lever arm is out of the path, and
a spring arranged around the blocking bar and within the beam,
wherein as the lever element moves from position A to position B, the blocking bar of the safety device is configured to traverse a first passage hole of the first frame structure of the chamber, and
when the lever element is in position B and blocking the movement the at least one rotatory, the overpressure door is prevented from closing.

US Pat. No. 10,919,608

JET PROPULSION SYSTEM FOR A WATERCRAFT

BOMBARDIER RECREATIONAL P...

1. A jet propulsion system for a watercraft, comprising:a duct defining an inlet;
a venturi unit defining part of the duct and defining a venturi outlet;
an impeller housing defining part of the duct and disposed between the inlet and the venturi unit; and
an impeller disposed within the impeller housing, the impeller being rotatable about an impeller rotation axis in (i) a forward direction whereby the impeller propels water out of the venturi outlet, and (ii) a reverse direction whereby the impeller propels water out of the inlet,
the venturi unit comprising:
a venturi conduit having a peripheral wall defining at least one aperture, the venturi conduit defining a venturi inlet and the venturi outlet, the venturi inlet having a greater cross-sectional area than the venturi outlet, wherein:
when the impeller rotates in the forward direction, water flows from the venturi inlet to the venturi outlet, and
when the impeller rotates in the reverse direction, water flows from the venturi outlet to the venturi inlet;
and
at least one door connected to the venturi conduit, the at least one door being movable between a closed position when the impeller rotates in the forward direction, and an open position when the impeller rotates in the reverse direction,
in the closed position, the at least one door closing the at least one aperture, and
in the open position, the at least one door opening the at least one aperture such that water flows into the venturi conduit via the at least one aperture.

US Pat. No. 10,919,598

LEVERAGE PLATES FOR TRANSFORMING BICYCLE PEDAL ARMS INTO FIRST-CLASS LEVERS FOR PROPELLING A BICYCLE

11. A bicycle and a leverage plate for transforming a bicycle pedal arm into a first-class lever for propelling the bicycle, wherein the bicycle includes a frame, a steering mechanism attached to the frame, a seat attached to the frame for seating a rider, a front wheel rotatably secured to the frame and to the steering mechanism on a front end of the frame, a drive wheel rotatably secured to a rear end of the frame, the drive wheel having a drive gear sprocket for rotating the drive wheel as a driving wheel, a main gear sprocket secured to a gear side of the frame about midway between the front and drive wheels, and a drive-transmitting endless-loop chain secured between the main gear sprocket and the drive gear sprocket so that a revolving motion of the main gear sprocket in a clockwise direction around a view-directional axis, wherein the view-directional axis is aligned and oriented in a view-direction that first passes through the main gear sprocket, then passes through the gear side of the frame, and then passes through and away from a non-gear side of the frame, revolves the drive gear sprocket and the drive wheel to move the bicycle in a desired forward moving direction, a pair of leverage plates secured to opposed ends of a drive axle passing through the main gear sprocket and the frame, wherein each leverage plate comprises:a. an outer planar surface and an opposed frame-side planar surface, the planar surfaces defining a plate throughbore passing through the opposed surfaces of the leverage plate, wherein the drive axle is dimensioned to be secured to the plate throughbore and to pass through an axle throughbore of the main gear sprocket;
b. a pedal arm attachment post secured to and protruding from the outer planar surface of the leverage plate in a direction away from the bicycle frame, the pedal arm attachment post being positioned between the plate throughbore and a perimeter edge of the leverage plate;
c. a pedal arm having an inner end and an opposed outer end, the inner end being secured to the pedal arm attachment post so that the outer end of the pedal arm extends in a direction about parallel to the outer planar surface of the leverage plate and extends beyond the perimeter edge of the leverage plate, the pedal arm attachment post securing the pedal arm against removal from the attachment post, the pedal arm also including an inward side and an opposed outward side, wherein the inward side is closer to the plate throughbore than the outward side of the pedal arm;
d. a pedal rotatably secured to the outer end of the pedal arm so that rotation of the pedal through a 360 degree rotation moves the pedal arm, the leverage plate, the drive axle and the main gear sprocket through a 360 degree rotation around the plate throughbore;
e. a counterclockwise stop post secured to and extending away from the leverage plate in a direction parallel to the pedal arm attachment post and positioned on the leverage plate closer to the perimeter edge of the leverage plate than the pedal arm attachment post, and also positioned closer to the outer end of the pedal arm than the pedal arm attachment post to thereby stop rotation of the pedal arm around the pedal arm attachment post in a counterclockwise direction beyond the counterclockwise stop post; and,
f. the pedal arm attachment post, the counterclockwise stop post and the pedal arm being cooperatively configured so that the pedal arm is secured to pivot about the pedal arm attachment post between the counterclockwise stop post and the drive axle passing through the plate throughbore, and so that, whenever the pedal moves from about a twelve o'clock position above the pedal arm attachment post to about a twelve o'clock position above the plate throughbore, wherein “above” is a direction opposed to a direction of a pull of gravity, the pedal arm moves from adjacent the counterclockwise stop post to adjacent the drive axle extending from the plate throughbore to transform the drive axle into a fulcrum of a pedal arm first-class lever, thereby providing a mechanical advantage to any force being applied in the direction of the pull of gravity to the pedal, to the pedal arm, to the drive-axle fulcrum, and to the pedal attachment post, to thereby facilitate rotation of the leverage plate, the drive axle and the main gear sprocket while the pedal rotates in the clockwise direction from the about twelve o'clock position above the plate throughbore to about a six o'clock position below the plate throughbore.

US Pat. No. 10,919,588

TRACK PIN AND BUSHING RETENTION DESIGN FOR A TRACK CHAIN

Caterpillar Inc., Peoria...

1. A track chain member comprising:a shoe member; and
a first rail member extending from the shoe member, wherein the first rail member includes
a first lug defining a first bore defining a first longitudinal axis and including a first bushing retention shelf disposed in the first bore, a second lug defining a second bore defining a second longitudinal axis and including a second bushing retention shelf disposed in the second bore, the first lug and the second lug extending parallel and spaced apart from each other with the first longitudinal axis aligned with the second longitudinal axis, forming a female yoke; and
a third lug extending in a direction opposite that of the first lug and the second lug, the third lug defining a third bore defining a third longitudinal axis parallel to the second longitudinal axis;
wherein the third lug is disposed axially between the first lug and the second lug along the third longitudinal axis, the third lug includes a third bushing retention shelf disposed in the third bore, the first bore, the second bore and the third bores have cylindrical configurations defining a first radial direction of the first bore, a second radial direction of the second bore, and a third radial direction of the third bore, and the third bushing retention shelf extends radially the same amount as the second bushing retention shelf while the first bushing retention shelf extends further radially than the second or third bushing retention shelve.

US Pat. No. 10,919,585

SYSTEM FOR TRAVELING ON A CYLINDRICAL OR FRUSTOCONICAL SURFACE

FACHHOCHSCHULE AACHEN, A...

1. A system for traveling on a cylindrical or frustoconical surface, the system comprising:an assembly platform;
a plurality of connected undercarriage elements that form a closed circumferential annular array with the assembly platform integrated between two of the undercarriage elements;
a respective continuous-track drive on each of the undercarriage elements;
a plurality of scissor-joint gripping structures that each circumferentially connect a respective two of the connected undercarriage elements to one another and with which a spacing between the respective connected undercarriage elements can be changed, each gripping structure being of variable circumferential length and having a plurality of crossed scissor levers that are pivoted centrally at intersections, each gripping structure having circumferentially and axially spaced end connectors each carrying a respective support element of the respective undercarriage element and each pivotable on the respective connector by 180° between a first orientation in which the respective undercarriage element is radially inward with respect to the gripping structure and a second orientation in which the respective undercarriage element is radially outward with respect to the gripping structure;
respective actuators each for changing the circumferential length of a respective one of the gripping structures and the circumferential spacing between the respective undercarriage elements; and
a plurality of continuous-track drives on the assembly platform at an axial spacing from the annular array of the connected undercarriage elements.

US Pat. No. 10,919,583

ACTIVE DRAG-REDUCTION SYSTEM AND A METHOD OF REDUCING DRAG EXPERIENCED BY A VEHICLE

Ogab Ltd., Somerset (GB)...

1. An active drag-reduction system for a vehicle in which at least one turbulent and/or low pressure region is formed adjacent to the vehicle when moving at a speed above a predetermined threshold speed, the active drag-reduction system configured to reduce the at least one turbulent and/or low pressure region when activated, the active drag-reduction system comprising:at least one first fluid outlet located on the vehicle adjacent to the at least one region;
at least one second fluid outlet located on the vehicle adjacent to the at least one region and spaced from the at least one first fluid outlet, the second fluid outlet arranged to eject fluid substantially toward an interior of the at least one region; and
a fluid supply system configured to:
provide fluid at a first pressure and/or first ejection velocity to the at least one first fluid outlet; and
provide fluid at a second pressure and/or second ejection velocity to the at least one second fluid outlet, wherein the second pressure and/or second ejection velocity is greater than the first pressure and/or first ejection velocity, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,919,581

WAKE DISRUPTOR FOR USE WITH A LAND VEHICLE

Compagnie Generale des Et...

1. A method of using a wake disruptor to reduce drag of a land vehicle, the method comprising:providing a land vehicle having a front side spaced apart from a rear side to define a length of the land vehicle, a left side spaced apart from a right side to define a width of the land vehicle, and a top side spaced apart from a bottom side to define a height of the land vehicle;
arranging a wake disruptor along the rear side of the land vehicle in a configuration to reduce drag of the land vehicle, the wake disruptor forming a protrusion having a width extending outwardly from the rear side by a distance of 1.5 to 8 inches and having a length extending at least partially in a direction of the land vehicle width between a pair of opposing terminal ends, the pair of opposing terminal ends each forming an end with airflow impinging there against,
where the wake disruptor has one or more linear portions each forming a portion of the wake disruptor length extending in a direction that is 45 degrees or less, in absolute value, relative to the direction of the land vehicle width, where the one or more linear portions are arranged below a midpoint of a height of the rear side of the land vehicle, as measured from the bottom side of the vehicle to the top side of the land vehicle, and at least at a height greater than or equal to ten percent of the rear side height, and
where the one or more linear portions are arranged to form a V or W-shape, in an upright or inverted arrangement.

US Pat. No. 10,919,572

CONTROLLING A VEHICLE BASED ON TRAILER SWAY

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:estimating, by a processing device, an estimated articulation angle between a vehicle and a trailer coupled to the vehicle;
calculating, by the processing device, an expected articulation angle between the vehicle and the trailer;
comparing, by the processing device, the estimated articulation angle and the expected articulation angle to determine whether the trailer is experiencing trailer sway; and
responsive to determining that the trailer is experiencing sway, controlling, by the processing device, the vehicle to reduce the trailer sway,
wherein it is determined that the trailer is experiencing trailer sway when the estimated articulation angle minus the expected articulation angle is greater than a threshold,
wherein the expected articulation angle is calculated based at least in part on a turning radius of the vehicle, which is based at least in part on a steering angle of at least an inner road wheel of the vehicle,
wherein the turning radius of the vehicle is expressed as Rt and is calculated using the following equation:
where l represents a length of a wheelbase of the vehicle; ?i represents a steering angle of an inner road wheel of the vehicle; w represents a width of the trailer; b1 represents the distance between a rear axle of the vehicle and a rear of the vehicle; and b2 represents a length of the trailer, andwherein the expected articulation angle is expressed as ? and is calculated at a moment in time k using the following equation:

US Pat. No. 10,919,571

INDEPENDENT SUSPENSION FOR VEHICLES, IN PARTICULAR A SUSPENSION FOR A DIRECTIONAL WHEEL FOR VEHICLES

BRIST AXLE SYSTEMS S.R.L....

1. An independent suspension for a vehicle, comprising:a steering knuckle extending between an outer portion, defining an axis of rotation of a hub of a wheel of the vehicle, and an inner portion comprising a receiving seat extending transversely to the outer portion along a steering axis;
a knuckle-carrier assembly rotatably coupled to the inner portion of the steering knuckle to allow a relative rotation around the steering axis, and comprising a first and a second supporting portion each defining a hinge point substantially horizontal to one end of a respective cross arm;
wherein the knuckle-carrier assembly comprises a first and a second body distinct from one another, in which:
the first body is substantially “L” shaped and has a linear portion, defining a steering pin, and an angled portion, defining the first supporting portion and extending transversely to the linear portion to misalign the respective hinge point by the steering axis;
the second body comprises a coupling portion fitted around the steering pin from which a supporting arm extends, comprising the second supporting portion and projecting laterally to the linear portion of the first body to misalign the respective hinge point from the steering axis.

US Pat. No. 10,919,570

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING STEERING OF VEHICLE

MANDO CORPORATION, Gyeon...

1. An apparatus for controlling steering of a vehicle, the apparatus comprising:at least one processor connected to an Electronic Steering Column Lock (ESCL) system; and
at least one memory storing executable instructions that, if executed by the processor, configure the processor to:
receive information associated with a vehicle from at least one sensor associated with the vehicle;
determine an obstacle condition, whether at least one vehicle wheel is obstructed, based on the information received from the at least one sensor;
determine a locking operation of a steering wheel, whether the steering wheel is to be locked, based on the determined obstacle condition; and
generate an ESCL control signal for controlling the ESCL system based on the determined locking operation of the steering wheel,
wherein:
the information associated with the vehicle comprises information related to an angle of the steering wheel and an angle of the at least one vehicle wheel; and
the processor is configured to determine the obstacle condition based on a difference between the angle of the steering wheel and the angle of the at least one vehicle wheel.

US Pat. No. 10,919,566

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING MOTOR FOR ELECTRIC POWER STEERING SYSTEM

MANDO CORPORATION, Gyeon...

1. An apparatus for controlling a motor for an electric power steering system, the motor comprising a stator on which a plurality of coils are wound and a rotor, which is placed inside the stator and into which a plurality of magnets are inserted, the plurality of coils being divided into two coil groups, the apparatus comprising:a first controller configured to control supply of power applied to a first coil group that is one of the two coil groups;
a second controller configured to control supply of power applied to a second coil group that is the other one of the two coil groups; and
a boost converter configured to compensate for a difference between power output from the first controller and power output from the second controller by compensating a difference between a first voltage input to the first controller and a second voltage input to the second controller by increasing or decreasing one of the first and second voltages.

US Pat. No. 10,919,541

METHOD FOR ASSISTING A DRIVER

Audi AG, Ingolstadt (DE)...

1. A method for assisting a driver of a motor vehicle, comprising:determining a target value for a future acceleration of the motor vehicle;
determining an instantaneous value of at least one kinematic variable of the motor vehicle by a control device;
in response to the determined instantaneous value, determining an actual value for a speed of the motor vehicle;
based on the actual value for the speed, determining an actual value of an instantaneous acceleration of the motor vehicle;
comparing the target value for the future acceleration with the actual value of the instantaneous acceleration to provide a comparison result;
displaying the comparison result on a display panel; and
recommending an acceleration change by actuating a gas pedal of the motor vehicle, wherein the gas pedal is actuated by an actuator.

US Pat. No. 10,919,535

OPERATOR STATE DETERMINING DEVICE

Mazda Motor Corporation, ...

1. An operator state determining device, comprising:an image pick-up device disposed inside a cabin of a vehicle, and configured to capture image data of an operator from a side, the image pick-up device also being configured as a torso angle detector configured to detect a first torso angle and a second torso angle of the operator;
a processor configured to execute a posture measuring module to measure a torso angle change that is an amount of change between the first torso angle before the operator assumes a posture corresponding to an unconscious state and the second torso angle after the operator assumes the posture corresponding to the unconscious state, based on the first torso angle, the second torso angle, and the torso angle change of the operator detected by the torso angle detector;
a memory configured to store a given turnout angle, a given second head-pitch angle change, and a given torso angle change,
the posture measuring module is configured to be further executed by the processor to measure a head-pitch angle change that is a difference between a first head-pitch angle of the operator before the operator assumes the posture corresponding to the unconscious state and a second head-pitch angle of the operator after the operator assumes the posture corresponding to the unconscious state, based on the image data of the operator imaged by the image pick-up device, and
wherein the processor is further configured to execute an abnormality determining module to determine that the operator is in an abnormal state when the first torso angle detected by the torso angle detector before the operator assumes the posture corresponding to the unconscious state is inclined rearward more than the given turnout angle, and the head-pitch angle change is greater than the given second head-pitch angle change, and the torso angle change is greater than the given torso angle change.

US Pat. No. 10,919,533

VEHICLE CONTROL SYSTEM AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

MANDO CORPORATION, Gyeon...

1. A vehicle control system comprising:an inputter configured to receive a wheel speed of a vehicle; and
a controller configured to determine a wheel spin based on the wheel speed, determine whether the vehicle passes over a pothole based on the tendency of the wheel spin, and calculate time for delaying start of engine traction control based on the wheel speed and delay the start of the engine traction control for the time calculated based on the wheel speed when it is determined that the vehicle passes over the pothole.