US Pat. No. 10,168,019

ILLUMINATION UNIT, PROJECTION DISPLAY UNIT, AND DIRECT-VIEW DISPLAY UNIT

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

20. A projection display comprising:an illumination optical section;
a spatial modulating section configured to modulate light from the illumination optical section based on an input image signal to generate image light; and
a projection optical section configured to project the image light generated by the spatial modulating section,
wherein,
the illumination optical section includes (a) at least one light source configured to emit light from a light emission region thereof, the light emission region including at least one dot-shaped or non-dot-shaped light-emitting spots and (b) an optical member configured to allow light incident from the at least one light source to pass therethrough and exit therefrom,
the optical member includes an integrator including at least one fly-eye lens and is configured to uniformize a luminance distribution of light in a predetermined illumination region illuminated with light incident from the at least one light source,
the at least one fly-eye lens on which light from the at least one light source is incident includes a plurality of cells being arranged along a first direction and a second direction orthogonal to each other as the arrangement directions,
the at least one light source and the at least one fly-eye lens are arranged such that a luminance distribution shape of light incident on the at least one fly-eye lens also has an anisotropic shape caused by an anisotropic shape of a far field pattern (FFP), and
a major-axis direction of the luminance distribution shape is different from both the first and second arrangement directions of the cells of the at least one fly-eye lens.

US Pat. No. 10,168,018

VEHICLE LIGHT FIXTURE HAVING INTERNAL HEATSINK FOR LED LAMP

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A vehicle headlight comprising:a headlight housing including an external lens and an outer wall that define a headlight interior;
a lighting element including a light-emitting diode lamp; and
an internal heatsink having a rear portion extending from the rear of the lighting element and a flange portion that extends from a side of the lighting element, wherein the lamp is in thermal communication with the internal heatsink, and wherein the lighting element is disposed within the headlight interior and coupled to an element receptacle defined by the outer wall, and wherein the flange portion of the internal heatsink is in thermal communication with the external lens.

US Pat. No. 10,168,017

VEHICLE COMBINATION LAMP

STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD...

1. A vehicle combination lamp comprising a plurality of lamp units and a lamp chamber configured to accommodate the lamp units therein, whereinthe plurality of lamp units includes at least a first lamp unit having an end portion and a second lamp unit disposed at or near the end portion of the first lamp unit,
the first lamp unit includes a bar-shaped light guide member, and a light source including a first light emitting element that has white light emission color and a second light emitting element that has different light emission color from the first light emitting element, the light source being disposed at or near the end portion of the light guide member,
the light guide member of the first lamp unit includes a light incident surface opposed to the light source, a light reflection portion formed in part of an outer peripheral surface thereof and extending along an extending direction of the light guide member, and a light emission reflection portion opposite to the light reflection portion,
the light source of the first lamp unit includes a substrate on which the first and second light emitting elements are mounted so that the first and second light emitting elements having different light emission colors are opposed to the light incident surface,
the first lamp unit is configured to emit white light when the first light emitting element is turned on to emit white light and the white light is guided through the light guide member and output through the light emission reflection portion as well as to emit different color light when the second light emitting element is turned on to emit different color light from the white light and the different color light is guided through the light guide member and output through the light emission reflection portion, so that the white light and the different color light impart different lamp functions to the first lamp unit,
a light distribution pattern formed by the white light from the first lamp unit has a maximum luminous intensity near a position where a horizontal reference line H intersects with a vertical reference line V wherein a range of 150 cd in luminous intensity for irradiation expands vertically more upward than downward with respect to the horizontal reference line H and laterally wider than about 24°,
the second lamp unit includes a second light guide member including a light incident surface, and a second light source including a light emitting element that has white light emission color, the second light source being disposed to be opposed to the light incident surface of the second light guide member, and
a light distribution pattern formed by the white light from the second lamp unit has a maximum luminous intensity lower than the maximum luminous intensity formed by the white light from the first lamp unit and located in a horizontally shifted position with respect to the light distribution pattern of the first lamp unit.

US Pat. No. 10,168,015

LEDS MOUNTED ON CURVED LEAD FRAME

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. A light emitting structure, comprising:a plurality of bare light emitting diode (LED) dies, the LED dies having at least one bottom metal pad, the LED dies having a top surface that emits light;
a metal lead frame strip, the bottom metal pad of each of the LED dies being thermally affixed to a first surface of the lead frame strip, electrodes of the LED dies being electrically connected to the lead frame strip so that the LED dies are electrically interconnected;
lenses formed overlying the LED dies, the lenses being formed of a lens material, where the lens material encapsulates the LED dies and a portion of the lead frame strip; and
a support for the metal lead frame strip;
wherein the lead frame strip is bent while supported by the support such that top surfaces of at least some of the LED dies are in different planes,
wherein the support comprises a rigid pre-molded support defining a first slot (48) for receiving one end of the lead frame strip and defining a second slot (48) for receiving an opposite end of the lead frame strip,
wherein the support includes metal leads (54, 56) for connection to a power supply, and wherein the metal leads are electrically coupled to the first slot and the second slot,
wherein the support further comprises areas (50, 52) between the first slot and second slot that support the lead frame strip and define a curvature of the lead frame strip,
wherein the support supplies a continuous force to the lead frame strip to maintain a curvature of the lead frame strip,
wherein the rigid pre-molded support defines indentations and mesas between the indentations, and
wherein bottom portions of the lens material are inserted into the indentations to secure the LED dies in position.

US Pat. No. 10,168,014

HEAD LAMP APPARATUS

HYUNDAI MOBIS CO., LTD., ...

1. A head lamp apparatus comprising:a light source unit comprising first and second light sources;
a lens separated from the light source unit;
a first optic rod having a first light receiving surface, and configured to emit light received from the first light source toward the lens through a first light emitting surface; and
a second optic rod having a second light receiving surface, and configured to emit light received from the second light source toward the lens through a second light emitting surface,
wherein at least one of the first and second light emitting surfaces is positioned on a Petzval surface of the lens,
wherein at least one of the first and second light emitting surfaces is inclined in a direction away from the Petzval surface.

US Pat. No. 10,168,011

ULTRATHIN LAMP

Zhongshan POSO Lighting C...

1. An ultrathin lamp, comprising a mounting base, a light source plate embedded at the bottom of the mounting base, a lens provided below the light source plate and a diffusion cover provided below the lens;wherein the bottom of the mounting base has a recess in which the light source plate, the lens and the diffusion cover are embedded; a support table including a bottom plate and a curved portion projecting on the bottom plate is provided around the recess; ratio of width of the support table to thickness of the thickest portion of the support table is 5.5 to 10; the curved portion includes a base portion having a circular fillet and an arc portion extending over the base portion; and the ratio of the thickness of the support table to the sum of the thickness of the bottom plate and the base portion of the support table is 1 to 3.

US Pat. No. 10,168,008

COLOR POINT VARIABLE LIGHT EMITTING APPARATUS

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. A color point variable light emitting apparatus comprising:a member comprising a wavelength converting element and a non-wavelength converting element, the wavelength converting element is arranged to convert light of a first wavelength into light of a second wavelength and emit the light of the second wavelength, and the non-wavelength converting element is arranged to redirect light of the first wavelength;
a light source having a controllable optical element, the light source is arranged to, with light of a first wavelength, illuminate both a portion of the wavelength converting element and a portion of the non-wavelength converting element; and
a controller arranged to control the controllable optical element,
wherein the controllable optical element is arranged to change the spatial extension of the portion of the wavelength converting element and of the portion of the non-wavelength converting element illuminated by the light source by varying the angular distribution of light of the first wavelength illuminating both a portion of the wavelength converting element and a portion of the non-wavelength converting element.

US Pat. No. 10,168,007

LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE AND ILLUMINATING APPARATUS

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A light-emitting device comprising:a first light-emitting element having a light emission peak wavelength of at least 430 nm and at most 470 nm;
a second light-emitting element having a light emission peak wavelength of at least 600 nm and at most 640 nm;
a first phosphor which, when excited by light emitted by the first light-emitting element, emits light having a light emission peak wavelength of at least 500 nm and at most 580 nm; and
a second phosphor which, when excited by light emitted by the first light-emitting element, emits light having a light emission peak wavelength of at least 640 nm and at most 670 nm,
wherein the light-emitting device emits white light through mixing of light emitted by each of the first light-emitting element, the second light-emitting element, the first phosphor, and the second phosphor,
wherein the white light has a color temperature of at least 2,000 K and at most 3,500 K, and a color deviation Duv smaller than ?10 and larger than ?25, and
wherein a colorfulness is larger than 44 and smaller than 50, in which the colorfulness indicates an appearance of red color when a color sample of a special color rendering index R9 is irradiated with the white light.

US Pat. No. 10,168,006

BACKLIGHT MODULE

Au Optronics Corporation,...

1. A backlight module, comprising:a light source suitable for emitting a first light and have an optical axis; and
an optical film group comprising an optical wavelength conversion film adapted to receive the first light and to convert the first light into a second light with different wavelength, the optical wavelength conversion film comprising a first portion and second portions, wherein the first portion of the optical wavelength conversion film is located in the optical axis of the light source, the second portions of the optical wavelength conversion films are respectively located in two sides of the optical axis of the light source, a quantity of the first light received per unit area of the first portion of the optical wavelength conversion film is greater than a quantity of the first light received per unit area of the second portions of the optical wavelength conversion film, and an optical wavelength conversion efficiency of the first portion of the optical wavelength conversion film with respect to the first light is smaller than an optical wavelength conversion efficiency of the second portions of the optical wavelength conversion film with respect to the first light.

US Pat. No. 10,168,005

LED ILLUMINATION DEVICE WITH ARBITRARY BENDING AND FIXING CONNECTOR MODULE

HUNAN YUEGANG MOOKRAY IND...

1. An LED illuminating device with an arbitrary bending and fixing connector module, comprising:a frame member module;
a housing of a lamp, a cover, and a piece-like internal and external cavity wall module;
a housing supporting and molding member module;
a decorative fastening member module;
a screw-in lens and decorative lighting module, in which a lens and a decorative lighting can be replaced arbitrarily;
a plug-in integrated light source module;
a plug-in three-dimensional circuit connector module, configured to be bent and fixed arbitrarily;
a plug-in power supply module;
wherein
the frame member module includes a first cylindrical plastic metal composite part and a snap-in connecting part;
wherein an outer layer of the first cylindrical plastic metal composite part is plastic;
wherein a core of the first cylindrical plastic metal composite part includes a metal strip;
each side surface of the first cylindrical plastic metal composite part includes a first concave snap-in groove structure; wherein the first cylindrical plastic metal composite part has a first end and a second end; wherein the first and second ends each include a second concave snap-in groove structure;
wherein the snap-in connecting part is configured to be a structure to snap in one of the first concave snap-in groove structure and the second concave snap-in groove structure;
wherein the housing of the lamp, is flexible metal piece-like, plastic piece-like, fabric film, paper, or a piece-like module with any combination;
wherein the cover is flexible metal piece-like, plastic piece-like, fabric film, paper, or a piece-like module with any combination;
wherein the piece-like internal and external cavity wall is flexible metal piece-like, plastic piece-like, fabric film, paper, or a piece-like module with any combination;
wherein a piece-like module material is inserted into one of the first concave snap-in groove structure_and the second concave snap-in groove structure in the frame member module to form an internal or external housing of the lamp, or form a closed or unclosed cavity inside the lamp, so as to form the housing of the lamp, the cover, and the piece-like internal and external cavity wall module;
wherein a surface of the piece-like module material is carved, coated, sprayed, or printed with a design;
the housing supporting and molding member module includes a supporting and molding member;
wherein the supporting and molding member has a multilayer piece-like structure;
wherein the number of layers in the multiplayer piece-like structure is N;
wherein N is an odd number equal to or greater than 3;
wherein the multilayer piece-like structure is arranged from top to bottom in an order of one plastic layer and one metal layer in an alternate manner;
wherein the multilayer piece-like structure has an uppermost layer and a lowermost layer
wherein the uppermost layer and the lowermost layer of the multilayer piece-like structure are plastic layers;
wherein a mechanical strength of the supporting and molding member is configured in such a way that the supporting and molding member can be bent or tailored arbitrarily by manpower to form a supporting member of the housing of the lamp, the cover, or a flexible film material of the lamp;
wherein the decorative fastening member module includes a second cylindrical plastic metal composite part, an H-shaped snap-in connecting part, and an L-shaped or U-shaped fastening sealing strip with a snap joint;
wherein the second cylindrical plastic metal composite part has one or more side surfaces and each side surface of the second cylindrical plastic metal composite part is provided with a concave snap-in groove structure;
wherein the H-shaped snap-in connecting part is configured to be a structure snapping in the concave snap-in groove structure of the second cylindrical plastic metal composite part;
a middle portion of each H-shaped snap-in connecting part is provided with a via hole;
the L-shaped or U-shaped fastening sealing strip with the snap joint is configured to snap in an external side surface of the second cylindrical plastic metal composite part;
the screw-in lens and decorative lighting module includes a screw-in secondary light distribution lens;
an internal side of an outer wall of the secondary light distribution lens is fixed to the plug-in integrated light source module in a screw-in manner;
the plug-in three-dimensional circuit connector module includes a connector;
the connector includes a plurality of connecting units;
each connecting unit is provided with a connecting point;
each connecting unit can be bent and fixed arbitrarily;
the plurality of connecting units are connected to each other through the connecting point;
the plug-in integrated light source module comprises at least one lamp bead body, an LED chip and a circuit, and a plug-in component;
a lower part of the lamp bead body is designed as a heat dissipation structure;
an upper part of the lamp bead body is packaged with the LED chip and the circuit;
the plug-in integrated light source module has an integrated whole packaging structure;
wherein the decorative fastening member is fixed in the frame member module;
the plug-in integrated light source module is plugged into the plug-in three-dimensional circuit connector module through the plug-in component and the plug-in three-dimensional circuit connector module is connected to the plug-in power supply module; and
wherein the frame member module and housing surround the light plug-in intergrated source module.

US Pat. No. 10,168,004

LIGHT EMITTING APPARATUS, LIGHT EMITTING UNIT, DISPLAY APPARATUS, ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND LIGHT EMITTING ELEMENT

Sony Semiconductor Soluti...

1. A light emitting apparatus, comprising:a mounting substrate; and
a plurality of light emitting elements arranged on the mounting substrate, the plurality of light emitting elements comprising at least a first light emitting element having a first biased light emission intensity distribution and a second light emitting element having a second biased light emission intensity distribution,
wherein the first light emitting element, the second light emitting element, and at least one additional light emitting element of the plurality of light emitting elements are arranged on a same line and are configured to emit light of a same color,
wherein the second biased light emission intensity distribution is biased in a direction different from the first light emission intensity distribution and/or the first and second light emitting elements are oriented in different directions,
the first light emitting element comprising:
a first semiconductor layer comprising a first conductive layer, a first active layer, and a second conductive layer, wherein the first conductive layer, the first active layer, and the second conductive layer are laminated;
a first electrode layer electrically connected to the first conductive layer; and
a second electrode layer electrically connected to the second conductive layer,
wherein the first electrode layer and the second electrode layer are each offset from a center of the first light emitting element,
the second light emitting element comprising:
a second semiconductor layer comprising a third conductive layer, a second active layer, and a fourth conductive layer, wherein the third conductive layer, the second active layer, and the fourth conductive layer are laminated;
a third electrode layer electrically connected to the third conductive layer; and
a fourth electrode layer electrically connected to the fourth conductive layer,
wherein the third electrode layer and the fourth electrode layer are each offset from a center of the second light emitting element.

US Pat. No. 10,168,000

NITROGEN PUMPING FROM A TANK TRUCK

Air Liquide Large Industr...

1. A method of pumping a liquid with a vehicle tank truck, comprising; a diesel engine, an automatic transmission device, and a triplex pump, wherein power is transferred from the diesel engine through the automatic transmission device to the triplex pump, wherein the triplex pump has a fluid provided to an inlet, an fluid outlet pressure and a fluid outlet flow rate, the diesel engine has a rotational speed, and the automatic transmission device has multiple gear ratios capable of varying the rotational speed of the triplex pump with respect to the rotational speed of the diesel engine, the method comprising:determining a delta P by comparing the fluid outlet pressure of the triplex pump to a predetermined pressure,
determining a delta F by comparing the fluid outlet flow rate of the triplex pump to a predetermined flow rate,
adjusting the rotational speed of the diesel engine to reduce the delta P and delta F, wherein the rotational speed of the diesel engine is held constant once either the delta P or the Delta F is zero, and
increasing the gear ratio of the automatic transmission device if the rotational speed of the diesel engine reaches a predetermined maximum, and
decreasing the gear ratio of the automatic transmission device if the rotational speed of the diesel engine reaches a predetermined minimum.

US Pat. No. 10,167,999

GAS FILLING METHOD

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

1. A gas filling method performed in a predetermined gas filling system for connecting a supply source of compressed gas to a tank mounted on a mobile object via a piping, the piping including a downstream piping, and the downstream piping including a first check valve and a second check valve, the method comprising:filling the tank with the gas from the supply source;
an initial-filling initiation step of opening a flow control valve provided in the piping to start initial filling to achieve a first target pressure at a predetermined detection point downstream of the flow control valve, the downstream piping located downstream of the flow control valve;
a pressure-variation acquisition step of obtaining a pressure variation per unit time or per unit mass at the predetermined detection point;
an initial-pressure detection step of obtaining a pressure at the detection point at a time specified using the pressure variation, and taking that pressure as the initial pressure in the tank;
a main-filling initiation step of starting main filling using the initial pressure;
when the first target pressure is achieved, opening the first check valve to pressurize the predetermined detection point to a second target pressure; and
when the second target pressure is achieved, completing the main filling by opening the second check valve.

US Pat. No. 10,167,998

MECHANIZED AREA CONTROLLER

Frederick Energy Products...

1. A traffic control system, the system comprising:a first magnetic field generator, for generating a first zone magnetic field defining a first zone, mounted over an aisle, the first magnetic field generator being adapted to generate a plurality of magnetic field pulses, wherein each of the magnetic field pulses are separated by a period of time;
a first magnetic field detector affixed to a vehicle and configured to detect a strength of each of the plurality of magnetic field pulses and to generate a vehicle response signal indicative of the strength of each of the plurality of magnetic field pulses; and
a controller configured to receive the vehicle response signal, the controller further configured to determine a speed of the vehicle based on the period of time and the strength of each of the plurality of magnetic field pulses indicated by the vehicle response signal and to generate a control signal for the vehicle based on the speed of the vehicle determined by the controller.

US Pat. No. 10,167,997

GAIN PLATE

1. A gain plate made of reinforced plastic for attaching to a pole and a cross arm comprising:a pole channel comprising:
a front plate having a first end and a second end and a front surface extending along at least a portion the front plate;
two side plates extending from the front plate between the first end and second end and in a direction away from a direction the front surface faces;
a first end plate having a first edge attached to the first end of the front plate and each of the side plates, and having a second edge having a first radius;
a second end plate having a first edge attached to the second end of the front plate and each of the side plates, and having a second edge having a second radius, wherein the front plate, the two side plates and the first and second end plates form a rear-facing cavity;
a plurality of cross members disposed in the rear-facing cavity, at least some of the plurality of cross members being radiused; and
a cross arm channel disposed perpendicularly to the pole channel, the cross arm channel configured to received therein a cross arm.

US Pat. No. 10,167,995

PORTABLE ITEM HOLDER HAVING AN ELONGATE VOID EXTENDING BETWEEN TWO OPENINGS FOR RECEIVING THE ITEM

1. An item holder, mountable by suction on a generally smooth mounting surface, comprising:a deformable body including:
a convex outer surface that is substantially free of protrusions;
a concave inner surface opposite the convex outer surface, the concave inner surface forming a concavity; and
an edge extending around the convex outer surface and the concave inner surface of the body, wherein:
the deformable body is shaped to form in the body an elongate void extending through the deformable body in a direction that is generally parallel to the mounting surface, and adjacent a suction portion of the body required to create mounting suction, during use of the holder;
the elongate void formed by the deformable body terminates at opposing openings including first opening opposite a second opening;
the deformable body is deformable from an undeformed shape to an actuated shape to mount the holder on the mounting surface by positioning the inner surface of the body adjacent the, mounting surface when the body is in the undeformed shape thereby forming a cavity between the suction portion of the body and the mounting surface and deforming the body to the actuated shape thereby sealing the body against the mounting surface and forcing fluid out of the cavity to create a suction between the body and the mounting surface thereby securing the body to the mounting surface; and
the body defines a suction portion needed for creating the suction between the body and the mounting surface; and
a link component extending into the first opening, through the elongate void, and out of the second opening.

US Pat. No. 10,167,991

LOCKABLE DISPLAY SUPPORT

Shanghai ThinkWise Indust...

1. A lockable display support, comprising a base, a cantilever and a suspension assembly for positioning the display; wherein the base is placed or locked on a fixture; the cantilever comprises an upper cover, a lower cover, an upper shaft seat and a lower shaft seat which are hinged into a four-link mechanism; wherein, the cantilever further comprises a lockable pneumatic rod placed between the upper cover and the lower cover, and hinged between diagonal shaft points of the four-link mechanism, and a linear control end of the lockable pneumatic rod is arranged on the suspension assembly;wherein the suspension assembly comprises an L-shaped arm, a connector, a keyboard support and an upper positioning shaft the upper positioning shaft is locked at the bending of the L-shaped arm and is downwardly movably inserted in the upper shaft seat the connector is positioned on the upper end of the L-shaped arm for hanging the display by a shaft the keyboard support is positioned at the lower end of the L-shaped arm by a shaft; and the linear control end of the lockable pneumatic rod is disposed on the keyboard support.

US Pat. No. 10,167,989

MULTIDIRECTIONALLY DEFLECTABLE MOUNTING APPARATUS AND METHOD

NORTHROP GRUMMAN SYSTEMS ...

1. A mounting system, comprising:a first multidirectionally deflectable engine mounting apparatus; and
a second multidirectionally deflectable engine mounting apparatus;
wherein each of the first and second multidirectionally deflectable engine mounting apparatuses includes
a base having a base surface and an undersurface, the base surface substantially located in a lateral plane,
an elongate shaft having a proximal shaft end and a distal shaft end, the proximal and distal shaft ends being longitudinally spaced from one another, the shaft having a laterally oriented shaft flange encircling the proximal shaft end, the shaft flange having a proximal shaft flange surface and a distal shaft flange surface, the proximal and distal shaft flange surfaces each being laterally extending,
a resilient washer located directly between the base surface and the proximal shaft flange surface, and
a contoured top plate including a distally raised center portion and a laterally oriented outer plate rim concentric to the center portion, the center portion having a plate aperture surrounding the shaft, the plate rim being connected directly to the base surface, and the shaft flange and the resilient washer both being located entirely proximal to the center portion and lateral to the plate rim, such that the shaft flange and the resilient washer are covered by the top plate and attached to the base surface thereby,
wherein the resilient washer is configured to be compressed under deflection pressure applied laterally to the shaft, compression of the resilient washer being configured to cause a biasing force equal and opposite to the deflection pressure to re-center the shaft when the deflection pressure is removed;
wherein the second multidirectionally deflectable engine mounting apparatus is oriented in mirrored longitudinal opposition to the first multidirectionally deflectable engine mounting apparatus such that the undersurface of the base of the first multidirectionally deflectable engine mounting apparatus is in direct contact with the undersurface of the base of the second multidirectionally deflectable engine mounting apparatus, and the proximal shaft ends of the first and second multidirectionally deflectable engine mounting apparatuses are located adjacent one another, with both the proximal shaft ends of the first and second multidirectionally deflectable engine mounting apparatuses being concurrently longitudinally interposed between the distal shaft ends of the first and second multidirectionally deflectable engine mounting apparatuses.

US Pat. No. 10,167,987

PIPELINE PIG LAUNCH APPARATUS

ROTO-LAUNCH INC., Grande...

1. A pig launching apparatus comprising:a frame including a first guide rail with a first pig supporting surface and a second guide rail with a second pig supporting surface, the first guide rail extending substantially parallel to, and spaced apart from, the second guide rail, the first guide rail and the second guide rail configured to support a pig on the first and second pig supporting surfaces;
a drop tube at an end of the frame into which the pig is positioned for dropping into a pipeline;
a drive system including a pushing finger protruding into the frame, the drive system configured to move through a cycle from a starting position through a forward stroke to move the pushing finger toward the drop tube and a rearward stroke to pull the pushing finger back to the starting position, the forward stroke moving the pushing finger to push the pig axially along the first and second pig supporting surfaces;
an extension of the first guide rail in the drop tube, the extension being moveable between (i) a support position for supporting the pig in a substantially vertical position in the drop tube and (ii) a release position wherein it can release the pig to drop out of the drop tube; and
a lock mechanism for the extension, the lock mechanism configured to alternately lock the extension in the support position and release the extension for movement to the release position, the lock mechanism configured to release the extension when the drive system moves through the rearward stroke.

US Pat. No. 10,167,986

CABLE PULLER AND METHOD

TT Technologies, Inc., A...

1. A cable puller, comprising:an extending and contracting beam, including a stationary portion and a moving portion;
a soil reaction plate coupled to the stationary portion;
a pulley attached at a distal end of the moving portion;
one cyclic cable gripping device on the cable puller, the one cyclic cable gripping device attached to the stationary portion, the one cyclic cable gripping device configured to pull a cable through a length of pipe by gripping the cable on a beam extension,
a splitter attached to the stationary portion before the cable gripper, wherein the splitter includes a replaceable, stationary blade that is held in place with one or more spring loaded balls that correspond to a detent.

US Pat. No. 10,167,985

PRESSURE BUFFER DEVICE

SHOWA CORPORATION, Gyoda...

1. A pressure buffer device, comprising:a pipe-shaped member that stores fluid;
a partitioning member that partitions a space in the pipe-shaped member into a first space and a second space as being movable in an axial direction of the pipe-shaped member;
a fluid reservoir portion that stores fluid in accordance with movement of the partitioning member as being arranged at an outer side of the pipe-shaped member in a radial direction of the pipe-shaped member;
a communication path that provides communication between the first space and the second space as being arranged at an outer side of the fluid reservoir portion in the radial direction of the pipe-shaped member;
a first outer member having a pipe shape arranged at the outer side of the pipe-shaped member in the radial direction of the pipe-shaped member;
a second outer member having a pipe shape arranged at an outer side of the first outer member in the radial direction of the pipe-shaped member; and
a plurality of ribs that connect the first outer member and the second outer member.

US Pat. No. 10,167,984

PIPE CONNECTOR AND PIPE-CONNECTED EMBEDDED BOX INCLUDING SAME

1. A pipe connector comprising:a connector body having a tubular shape and including a first fluid channel extending in a first fluid channel axial line of the connector body and a second fluid channel extending in a second fluid channel axial line of the connector body, wherein the first fluid channel axial line and the second fluid channel axial line are displaced from each other so as not to cross each other, and the first fluid channel and the second fluid channel are in fluid communication with each other and do not cross each other; and
an insert object having a tubular shape and received in an inner space of the connector body, the insert object defining a first connection fluid channel and a second connection fluid channel serially connected, in angular relation, to each other, and the insert object including a first opening at a proximal end of the a first connection fluid channel, and a second opening at a distal end of the second connection fluid channel,
wherein the first opening of the insert object is connected to and open through a side wall of the first fluid channel of the connector body in fluid communication thereto,
wherein the second opening of the insert object is open along the second fluid channel axial line and connected to the second fluid channel of the connector body in fluid communication thereto.

US Pat. No. 10,167,983

QUICK CONNECT WITH VISUAL INDICATOR

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A quick connect device, comprising:a second portion with a first extendable arm protruding radially outward over a protrusion of an third portion, and a second extendable arm above the first extendable arm that is pushed radially outward by the protrusion only when an annular recess of the second portion is fully engaged with the protrusion, and where one of the extendable arms is perpendicular to a central axis of the quick connect device; and
a separate, axially aligned first portion having a window exposing and enabling the second extendable arm of the second portion to be extended and rotate in a plane about a central axis when fully engaged with the third portion.

US Pat. No. 10,167,982

STACKED DUCT ASSEMBLIES

Fluor Technologies Corpor...

1. A duct assembly for flowing fluids, the assembly comprising:a first duct positioned above the ground, wherein the first duct is configured to flow a first fluid, wherein the first duct comprises a first fluid conduit;
a second duct positioned above the ground, wherein the second duct is configured to flow a second fluid, wherein the first duct and the second duct isolate the first fluid and the second fluid from each other, wherein the second duct comprises a second fluid conduit;
a stand supporting the first duct and the second duct above the ground, wherein the stand has an upper end positioned below the first duct and the second duct, wherein the first duct is seated on the upper end of the stand and the second duct is positioned above the first duct; and
a plurality of laterally spaced struts vertically disposed between the first fluid conduit and the second fluid conduit, wherein each strut is oriented parallel to a the first longitudinal axis of the first duct.

US Pat. No. 10,167,980

TRAY BRACKET FOR MOUNTING ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS

EMITTER ENERGY, INC., Ra...

1. A mounting bracket for an LED driver comprising:a base plate having substantially planar bottom surface, and having mounting feet on each side,
with a plurality of mounting screw apertures on the base plate;
a plurality of mounting screw apertures on an extension plates;
the center portion of the mounting bracket between an integral wiring compartments is opened allowing exposure to a surrounding ambient air;
one or more integral wiring compartments on each side of the mounting bracket;
one or more lid covers, for securely protecting wiring placed in the integral wiring compartments, and including one or more tapered holes;
a plurality of conduit knockouts on the sides, front, back and bottom of the mounting bracket;
said mounting feet are on each end of the mounting bracket with integral holes for securement of the mounting bracket to a luminaire or other mounting surface,
and an opening for receiving an LED driver case.

US Pat. No. 10,167,979

THROTTLING DEVICE

Mueller International, LL...

1. An air removal assembly comprising:an air valve mountable on a fluid system; and
a throttling device in fluid communication with the air valve, the throttle device further in fluid communication with the fluid system through the air valve when the air valve is mounted on the fluid system, the throttling device including:
a body having an inner surface and an outer surface, the inner surface defining a body cavity, the inner surface and the outer surface defining a plurality of body orifices in fluid communication through the body cavity;
a throttle movably positioned within the body cavity proximate to a first orifice of the plurality of body orifices, the throttle movable to a closed position closing the first orifice and to an open position opening a fluid pathway between the first orifice and the body cavity; and
a biasing element biasing the throttle to a partially-open position between the closed position and the open position; wherein the partially-open position is when the biasing element is at rest.

US Pat. No. 10,167,977

FLEXIBLE STEM BELLOW ASSEMBLY

Cameron International Cor...

1. A system comprising:a bellows assembly configured to mount between a movable valve structure and a stationary valve structure of a valve assembly, wherein the bellows assembly comprises:
a bellows, wherein the movable valve structure or the stationary valve structure comprises a first sealing surface configured to move along a first opposing surface of the bellows during movement of the movable valve structure relative to the stationary valve structure; and
a spacer, wherein the bellows is configured to compress until a gap is closed relative to the spacer, the bellows assembly is configured to bear a load through the bellows before the gap is closed, and the bellows assembly is configured to bear the load through the bellows and the spacer after the gap is closed.

US Pat. No. 10,167,975

COUPLING SYSTEM FOR AN EXPANDABLE FLUID DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

Norgren GmbH, Alpen (DE)...

1. A coupling system for a fluid module (100) of an expandable fluid distribution system, comprising:a first coupling side (104) of the fluid module (100) including:
a female coupling part comprising an aperture (105) and a shoulder (108);
a male coupling part comprising a coupling tab (106) extending from the first coupling side (104);
a second coupling side (204) of the fluid module (100) including:
a female coupling part comprising a slot (206) sized and shaped to receive at least a portion of the coupling tab (106) of an adjoining fluid module and engage the portion of the coupling tab (106) when the coupling tab is rotated relative to the slot; and
a male coupling part comprising a fluid stem (205) and an engagement rim (208) sized and shaped to engage the shoulder (108) of an adjoining fluid module.

US Pat. No. 10,167,974

CHECK VALVES

HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND, Cha...

1. A check valve comprising:a valve housing defining a valve opening;
a pair of mounting posts arranged on opposed sides of the valve opening;
a hinge pin mounted between the mounting posts;
a pair of flapper elements pivotably mounted to the hinge pin for rotation relative to the housing between an open position in which they permit fluid flow through the valve opening and a closed position in which they prevent fluid flow through the valve opening; and
a stop mounted between the mounting posts above the hinge pin and extending across the valve opening such that the flapper elements will move into contact with the stop in their open positions; wherein
the stop is a coil spring.

US Pat. No. 10,167,972

VALVE FOR HIGH TEMPERATURE LIQUID

TATA STEEL NEDERLAND TECH...

1. A valve for high temperature liquid comprising:a valve body,
a valve seat,
input and output connections,
a valve closure member provided with a passageway,
a valve cover member, and
a valve spindle connected to the valve closure member,
wherein the parts of the valve that come into contact with the liquid are provided with a coating of a material or are made of a material that is resistant against the high temperature liquid,
wherein the valve closure member is made of graphite and the valve body is made of HIP BN, wherein the valve cover member is made of HIP BN.

US Pat. No. 10,167,970

SAFE VALVE FOR HIGH PRESSURE REGULATOR

MOTONIC CORPORATION, Seo...

1. A valve for a pressure regulator, the valve comprising: a guide body coupled to a valve port prepared at a body of the pressure regulator; a valve body coupled to an upper end part of the guide body to open the valve port when overpressure occurs in a state that the valve port is closed; a lower spring installed inside the guide body for providing elastic force to the valve body; a discharging pipe coupled to a lower part of the guide body for discharging fuel upon an opening operation of the valve body; and a separation preventing pin for preventing the discharging pipe from being completely separated from the guide body, wherein the valve is configured to relieve the overpressure by discharging the fuel when the overpressure occurs inside the pressure regulator, is configured to be separated from the body of the regulator to discharge the fuel inside the pressure regulator, and wherein the separation preventing pin is installed and penetrates through one side of the guide body, an inner end of the separation preventing pin protrudes into a moving space disposed between an annular rib disposed at an upper end part of the discharging pipe and a central part of the discharging pipe, and a movable distance of the discharging pipe from the guide body is limited within a height of the moving space.

US Pat. No. 10,167,968

CHECK VALVE

1. A check valve comprising:a dome-shaped body forming a cavity and which defines an entrance opening;
a wall extending from the body at an end opposite to the entrance opening, the wall comprising elongated wall portions joined together by end portions, a passageway between the wall portions and extending from the cavity to a slit at an end of the wall, wherein interior surfaces of the wall portions abut against each other in an at rest condition, and wherein the interior surfaces of the wall portions are separated from each other in a flow permitting condition such that the passageway and slit are opened, the body and wall being formed of a flexible and resilient material; and
at least one rare-earth magnet attached to each wall portion.

US Pat. No. 10,167,967

AIRBOX DRAIN VALVE

Nissan North America, Inc...

1. A drain valve, comprising:a support portion having a first end and a second end, the first end having a width that is narrower than a width of the second end;
a connecting portion extending from the support portion proximate the first end, the connecting portion comprising a tip disposed at a proximal end of the connecting portion, the tip being configured to engage a drain defined by a portion of a panel; and
a contoured flap extending from a hinge disposed proximate the first end from a flat lateral surface of the support portion, the contoured flap having a profile corresponding to profile of the portion of the panel and having a durometer value that:
allows the contoured flap to pivot on the hinge to allow flow from the drain; and
in response to a negative pressure within the drain, allows the contoured flap to prevent flow through the drain.

US Pat. No. 10,167,964

PRECISION CERAMICS CONTROL BALANCE VALVE

Hain Yo Enterprises Co., ...

1. A control balance valve comprising:a valve housing;
a rotary base mounted in the valve housing;
a slide mounted in the valve housing and located under the rotary base;
a valve lever pivotally mounted in the rotary base and having an upper end protruding from the valve housing and a second end provided with a drive portion connected with the slide;
a movable valve plate mounted in the valve housing and located under the slide;
a fixed valve plate mounted in the valve housing and located under the movable valve plate;
a valve seat mounted on a lower end of the valve housing to stop the fixed valve plate, the movable valve plate, the slide and the rotary base;
a temperature limiting device mounted in the valve seat;
a pedestal connected with the valve seat; and
a balance unit mounted in the pedestal;
wherein:
the slide is connected with the movable valve plate, and the valve lever drives the slide which drives the movable valve plate to translate or to translate and rotate, to change a relative position between the movable valve plate and the fixed valve plate, so as to turn on/off water of a faucet, to change a water flow rate, or to change a proportion of a mixture of cold and hot water;
the movable valve plate is provided with a first cold water hole and a first hot water hole;
the first cold water hole is provided with a first extension to enlarge an extent of the first cold water hole;
the first hot water hole is provided with a second extension to enlarge an extent of the first hot water hole;
the fixed valve plate has a center provided with a second cold water hole and a second hot water hole;
the second cold water hole is provided with a third extension;
the second hot water hole is provided with a fourth extension;
the fixed valve plate is provided with a first cold water channel and a first hot water channel;
the fixed valve plate is provided with a first temperature regulating hole located between the first cold water channel and the first hot water channel;
the valve seat includes an upper seat and a lower seat combined together;
the upper seat has an interior provided with a receiving space for mounting the temperature limiting device;
the upper seat of the valve seat has a top face provided with a third cold water hole, a third hot water hole, a second cold water channel, a second hot water channel and a second temperature regulating hole;
the upper seat of the valve seat supports the fixed valve plate, the movable valve plate, the slide and the rotary base, and the fixed valve plate is secured on the top face of upper seat;
the lower seat of the valve seat is provided with a cold water inlet hole, a hot water inlet hole, at least one cold water outlet hole and a mixed water outlet hole;
the cold water inlet hole is connected with a cold water source, and the hot water inlet hole is connected with a hot water source;
the cold water inlet hole and the hot water inlet hole are connected to the cold water source and the hot water source by the balance unit;
the third cold water hole, the third hot water hole, the second cold water channel, the second hot water channel and the second temperature regulating hole of the upper seat respectively align with the second cold water hole, the fourth extension, the first cold water channel, the first hot water channel and the first temperature regulating hole of the fixed valve plate;
the first cold water hole and the first extension of the movable valve plate misalign with the first cold water channel and the first temperature regulating hole of the fixed valve plate, while the first hot water hole and the second extension of the movable valve plate misalign with the second hot water hole of the fixed valve plate under a normal state of the valve lever which is not operated, so that the cold water and the hot water are stopped by the movable valve plate and cannot flow outward from the faucet through the control balance valve;
the temperature limiting device includes a water dividing member, a cap, a support sleeve, a temperature detector, a water stop sleeve and a spring;
the water dividing member is mounted between the upper seat and the lower seat of the valve seat;
the water dividing member is provided with a fourth cold water hole connected between the third cold water hole and the cold water inlet hole, a fourth hot water hole connected between the third hot water hole and the hot water inlet hole, a third cold water channel connected between the second cold water channel and the at least one cold water outlet hole, a temperature control chamber connected between the second hot water channel and the mixed water outlet hole, a third temperature regulating hole aligning with the second temperature regulating hole of the upper seat, and a cold water passage connected between the third temperature regulating hole and the temperature control chamber;
the cap is mounted in the temperature control chamber of the water dividing member;
the cap has a periphery provided with a plurality of hot water passages;
the support sleeve is mounted in the mixed water outlet hole of the lower seat and has an interior provided with a plurality of claws and a plurality of water outlet channels arranged between the claws;
the temperature detector is mounted in the support sleeve and supported by the claws;
the temperature detector has an opening provided with a push rod and a chemical substance;
the chemical substance is filled between the temperature detector and the push rod;
the chemical substance has a thermal expansion and contraction feature due to a temperature change of an ambient environment;
when the chemical substance is heated and expanded, the push rod is pushed outward from the opening of the temperature detector by the chemical substance, and when the chemical substance is cooled and contracted, the push rod is retracted into the opening of the temperature detector;
the water stop sleeve is mounted on the temperature detector and includes a tubular body, a cover located in the tubular body, and a bottom edge connecting the tubular body and the cover;
the bottom edge is provided with a plurality of water passages;
the push rod of the temperature detector extends into the cover;
the spring is biased between the cap and the water stop sleeve;
when the push rod is retracted at a normal state, the spring presses the water stop sleeve away from the cap to space the tubular body of the water stop sleeve from the hot water passages of the cap, thereby preventing the tubular body of the water stop sleeve from blocking the hot water passages of the cap;
the water stop sleeve is lifted by the temperature detector, to prevent the tubular body of the water stop sleeve from blocking the cold water passage of the water dividing member, so that the cold water passage of the water dividing member is connected to the water outlet channels of the support sleeve constantly;
the pedestal protrudes outward from a bottom face of the lower seat;
the pedestal is provided with a receiving chamber connected to the cold water inlet hole and the hot water inlet hole;
the balance unit is mounted in the receiving chamber of the pedestal and includes two casings juxtaposed to each other, a fixed tube mounted between the two casings, and a movable core movably mounted in the fixed tube;
each of the two casings is provided with a mounting recess;
each of the two casings is provided with a water delivery hole connected to the mounting recess;
the water delivery holes of the two casings align with the cold water inlet hole and the hot water inlet hole respectively;
the fixed tube is secured in the mounting recess of each of the two casings and has a peripheral wall provided with two first breaches;
the movable core has an interior provided with two compartments and a baffle between the two compartments;
the movable core has a peripheral wall provided with two second breaches connected to the two compartments respectively; and
the movable core is movable in the fixed tube by variation of a water pressure of the cold and hot water, to change a relative position between the two second breaches of the movable core and the two first breaches of the fixed tube.

US Pat. No. 10,167,959

RELIEF VALVES AND METHODS FOR INSTALLING THE SAME

SCEPTER US HOLDING COMPAN...

1. A relief valve comprising:a valve body defining a flow path that extends between a first port and a second port, the valve body comprising a valve seat disposed between the first port and the second port, a shoulder disposed along an outer contour of the valve body between the first port and the second port, and a sloped region disposed along the outer contour of the valve body between the shoulder and the second port, wherein the valve seat forms a discontinuity in the flow path, and wherein the outer contour tapers inward at the sloped region;
a valve member disposed between the valve seat and the second port of the valve body, wherein the valve member moves along an actuation axis;
a bias member disposed between the valve member and the second port of the valve body, wherein the bias member generates a force that urges the valve member to seal with the valve seat of the valve body;
a clamping fastener in threaded engagement with the valve body; and
a gasket disposed between the clamping fastener and the valve body, wherein the gasket comprises a fastener sleeve interfacing with the clamping fastener and a valve body sleeve interfacing with the valve body.

US Pat. No. 10,167,957

2 PLY W-SEAL USING DISSIMILAR MATERIALS

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

1. A metal gasket bellows seal comprising:a first ply comprised of a first material having a first yield strength; and
a second ply positioned adjacent to the first ply and comprised of a second material having a second yield strength that is different than the first yield strength,
wherein:
the metal gasket bellows seal has a first end, a second end and a serpentine shape,
the first ply and the second ply define a first dimple proximate to the first end and a second dimple proximate to the second end, and
the second material has a second yield strength that is less than the first yield strength.

US Pat. No. 10,167,956

PURGEABLE LABYRINTH AXLE/HUB SEAL

21. A purgeable labyrinth axle/hub seal, comprising:a first annular member having
a ring with a first edge and a second edge;
a flange disk attached to the first edge of the ring with the ring extending latterly from the flange disk;
a pair of mounting members, each mounting member having a cross bar for being disposed transverse to a longitudinal axis of the axle and a pair of legs extending in a first direction at respective opposing ends of the cross bar, each leg having a lateral flange that defines an opening,
whereby the mounting members mount on opposing sides of the axle with the flanges aligned with a respective one of the flanges of the opposing mounting member and for receiving a respective fastener through the aligned openings in the flanges to rigidly secure the mounting members to the axle; and
at least one of the mounting members attached to the first annular member;a second annular member havinga ring with a first edge and a second edge;
a flange disk attached to an outer surface of the ring intermediate the first edge and the second edge with the flange disk extending laterally therefrom; and
a second ring attached to an outer edge of the flange disk and a second flange disk attached to an outer surface of the second ring intermediate opposing edges thereof and extending therefrom to a distal edge, the second flange disk defining a plurality of spaced-apart openings for receiving fasteners therethrough for attaching the second annular member to a wheel hub attached to the axle with the respective second edges of the first annular member and the second annular member in facing relation;
a lubricant gallery defined thereby between the first annular member and the second annular member;
a fitting for communicating a lubricant into the lubricant gallery; and
a resilient pad disposed between the first and second annular members, the resilient pad defining a first channel that receives the ring of the first annular member and defines a gap between respective walls thereof and the ring for a labyrinth path, and an opposing second channel that receives the ring of the second annular member,
whereupon lubricant communicates through the labyrinth path outwardly of the seal member during rotation of the second annular member relative to the first annular member.

US Pat. No. 10,167,955

ROTARY SEAL APPARATUS, COVER AND METHOD

1. A rotary seal apparatus for a rotating drum comprising:a mounting ring;
seal flaps attached to the mounting ring;
wear pads attached to the seal flaps having a wear side and an exposed side;
eye nuts extending upwards from the seal flaps and from the wear pads;
a first tensioner extending through the eye nuts;
a cover that is disposed over the seal flaps and the exposed side of the wear pads and encapsulates the seal flaps and the exposed side of the wear pads, the cover wraps 360degrees around the seal flaps to cover them in their entirety around the drum, the cover has belt loop guides disposed on the cover's outer surface; and
a second tensioner that extends through the belt loop guides to hold the cover in place against the seal flaps all around the drum, the cover is flexible so the cover can bend and includes a panel formed of multiple layers, the multiple layers of the panel comprise an outside layer which provides a vapor barrier for the cover, a middle layer and an inside layer in contact with the seal flaps which provide vapor barriers and thermal insulators for the outside layer, the outside layer and the middle layer and the inside layer attached together along their length along their edges, the panel being at least .156 inches thick, the panel disposed over the seal flaps, the cover includes a sealing lip which extends perpendicularly down from the panel and covers a full thickness of the outer exposed side of the wear pads and contacts the drum, the sealing lip permanently attached to the panel, the belt loop guides permanently attached to and extending up from the panel, the panel has a clamping side which is attached to the mounting ring with clamping plates, slices are cut into the clamping side to allow an outside diameter of the panel to expand under the clamping plates which in turn allows an inside diameter of the panel and a sealing edge of the strip to relax onto a sealing surface of the rotating drum, the cover containing a vacuum or withstanding positive pressure of 10 inches of water column.

US Pat. No. 10,167,953

VEHICULAR PARKING LOCK DEVICE

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

1. A vehicular parking lock device in which an automatic transmission that comprises a starting mechanism and a plurality of hydraulic engagement devices and changes a speed of a driving force from a drive source and outputs the driving force includes a hydraulic actuator that can restrain rotation of a parking gear connected to a wheel and a hydraulic circuit that controls operation of the hydraulic actuator, whereinthe hydraulic circuit comprises:
a first solenoid valve that supplies a line pressure to one end of the hydraulic actuator in order to drive the hydraulic actuator to a parking lock release position;
an accumulator in which a pressure is stored by the line pressure;
a second solenoid valve that supplies the line pressure to the other end of the hydraulic actuator in order to drive the hydraulic actuator to a parking lock operation position; and
a third solenoid valve that supplies a hydraulic pressure from the accumulator to said other end of the hydraulic actuator in order to drive the hydraulic actuator to the parking lock operation position, wherein
the first solenoid valve or the second solenoid valve also functions as a solenoid valve that supplies the hydraulic pressure to the starting mechanism or a solenoid valve that supplies the hydraulic pressure to any one of the plurality of hydraulic engagement devices.

US Pat. No. 10,167,952

CLUTCH TORQUE CONTROL METHOD FOR DCT VEHICLE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A clutch torque control method for a dual clutch transmission (DCT) vehicle comprising:a shift initiation determining step of determining whether power-on downshift in which a driver steps on an accelerator pedal to change a current shift stage to a lower shift stage is initiated; and
a torque correcting step of correcting basic control torque according to torque-stroke (TS) curve characteristics for controlling a disengagement-side clutch within a real shift range in which a number of rotations of an engine is changed with observer torque calculated by a torque observer when the power-on downshift is initiated, and converting the corrected basic control torque into control torque of the disengagement-side clutch.

US Pat. No. 10,167,951

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CALIBRATING A HYDRAULIC DRIVE SYSTEM

1. A method of adjusting a hydraulic drive system, the method comprising:operating a drive system having a control device that is operatively connected to a cable and a hydraulic pump, wherein movement of the control device is configured to cause movement of the cable and movement of the cable is configured to cause an adjustment in an output of the hydraulic pump;
determining, during the operating, a forward park position of the control device and a forward park value associated with the forward park position;
determining, during the operating, a reverse park position of the control device and a reverse park value associated with the reverse park position;
determining, during the operating, an initial forward position of the control device and an initial forward value associated with the initial forward position;
determining, during the operating, an initial reverse position of the control device and an initial reverse value associated with the initial reverse position;
using the forward park position value, the reverse park position value, the initial forward position value, and the initial reverse position value to calculate a forward buffer value and a reverse buffer value; and
using the forward buffer value and the reverse buffer value to determine an adjustment amount for the drive system.

US Pat. No. 10,167,949

CONTROL DEVICE OF VEHICLE POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A control device of a vehicle power transmission device for the vehicle power transmission device includinga line pressure regulating device regulating a hydraulic pressure of a hydraulic fluid discharged from an oil pump to a predetermined line pressure while changing an opening area of a discharge flow passage, and
an automatic transmission having a predetermined gear position established by engagement of a hydraulic friction engagement element by using the line pressure as a source pressure, the control device comprising:
a processor configured to:
determine whether a slip has occurred in the hydraulic friction engagement element establishing the predetermined gear position at a time of establishment of the predetermined gear position;
when it is determined that the slip has occurred, determine whether an input torque at a time of occurrence of the slip is equal to or greater than an abnormality determination value defined in advance based on a torque transmittable at a minimum line pressure by the hydraulic friction engagement element establishing the predetermined gear position; and
when the input torque is equal to or greater than the abnormality determination value, make an abnormality determination indicative of a possibility of an abnormality causing an output hydraulic pressure of the line pressure regulating device to be the minimum line pressure while the opening area of the discharge flow passage is maximized, wherein
the abnormality determination value is defined in accordance with a rotation speed of the oil pump such that the abnormality determination value becomes larger when the rotation speed is high as compared to when the rotation speed is low.

US Pat. No. 10,167,948

HYDRAULIC CONTROL SYSTEM FOR AN AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A hydraulic control system for a transmission of a motor vehicle, the hydraulic control system comprising:a pressure regulation subsystem in fluid communication with a pump for providing pressurized hydraulic fluid;
a manual valve assembly in direct fluid communication with the pressure regulation subsystem, wherein the manual valve assembly is moveable by an operator of the motor vehicle between at least a park position, a neutral position, a drive position, and a reverse position;
a default disable valve assembly in direct fluid communication with the manual valve assembly;
a solenoid in direct fluid communication with the default disable valve assembly; and
a default select valve assembly in direct fluid communication with the default disable valve assembly,
wherein the manual valve assembly is in direct fluid communication with the default disable valve assembly which is in direct fluid communication with the solenoid and the default select valve assembly, wherein the solenoid enables the default disable valve assembly to enable three default modes of operation and the default select valve assembly selects between two of the three default modes of operation.

US Pat. No. 10,167,947

CONTROL DEVICE OF VEHICLE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A control device of a vehicle including a multi-speed transmission having a plurality of gear positions different in gear ratio selectively established by controlling engagement and release of predetermined engagement devices out of a plurality of engagement devices, the control device comprising:a shift control portion configured to provide a delay control of delaying a time point of starting provision of a release-side torque phase control reducing a torque capacity of a release-side engagement device by a preset delay time with respect to a time point of starting provision of a torque phase control generating a torque capacity of an engagement-side engagement device during a torque phase in a drive upshift; and
a delay time setting portion configured to preset the delay time such that the delay time is shortened when a shared torque of the release-side engagement device before start of the torque phase in the drive upshift is high, as compared to when the shared torque is low.

US Pat. No. 10,167,946

ELECTRONIC TRANSMISSION RANGE SELECTION SYSTEM INCLUDING A BEZEL WITH LOCATING FEATURES

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A vehicle, comprising:a console trim plate;
a shifter bezel coupled to the console trim plate;
a shifter coupled to the shifter bezel, wherein the shifter includes a shifter body and a shifter handle movably coupled to the shifter body;
a plurality of shock absorbers interconnecting the shifter bezel and the shifter in order to align the console trim plate with the shifter bezel; and
wherein each of the shock absorbers includes a first disc, a second disc and a bar interconnecting the first disc and the second disc.

US Pat. No. 10,167,945

DIFFERENTIAL GEAR

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A differential gear configured to be mounted on a vehicle, the differential gear comprising:a differential housing;
a ring gear accommodated in the differential housing;
a drive pinion shaft accommodated in the differential housing and having a pinion gear meshing with the ring gear; and
rolling bearings accommodated in the differential housing and supporting the drive pinion shaft such that the drive pinion shaft is rotatable, wherein
the differential housing includes:
a differential mechanism chamber in which to accommodate the ring gear, and
a pinion shaft chamber in which to accommodate the rolling bearings;
a feed oil passage configured to supply lubricant scooped up by the ring gear to the pinion shaft chamber, and a return oil passage configured to discharge the lubricant in the pinion shaft chamber to the differential mechanism chamber are provided inside the differential housing;
when the vehicle moves forward, the ring gear rotates in a direction such that a portion of the ring gear that meshes with the pinion gear moves downward with respect to the pinion gear;
an inlet of the feed oil passage is located such that the inlet does not overlap with a contour of the ring gear when viewed in an axial direction of the drive pinion shaft, at a position that is above the drive pinion shaft and offset from the ring gear in an axial direction of the ring gear; and
a restraining member extends inward from an outer wall of the differential housing and overlaps the ring gear when viewed in the axial direction of the ring gear, the restraining member being configured to suppress an inflow of the lubricant scooped up by the ring gear and directly flowing to the inlet of the feed oil passage, the restraining member being positioned on a raceway on which the lubricant flows directly to the inlet.

US Pat. No. 10,167,943

POWER TRANSMITTING COMPONENT HAVING AN OIL SPOUT FOR GUIDING LUBRICATION

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A power transmitting device comprising:a housing;
a shaft supported for rotation in the housing, the shaft having an outer circumferential surface;
a friction clutch received in the housing having a clutch hub, a clutch basket, a plurality of first clutch plates, and a plurality of second clutch plates, the clutch hub having a hub portion, which is non-rotatably coupled to the shaft, a first plate mount and an annular lubricant chamber having opposite radial sides defined by the hub portion and the first plate mount, the clutch basket having a second plate mount that is disposed concentrically about first plate mount, the first clutch plates being axially slidably but non-rotatably coupled to the first plate mount, the second clutch plates being axially slidably but non-rotatably coupled to the second plate mount, the second clutch plates being interleaved with the first clutch plates;
a sleeve that is received about the outer circumferential surface of the shaft and non-rotatably coupled to the housing;
a lubricant passage having a passage outlet that is in fluid communication with the lubricant chamber, at least a portion of the lubricant passage being disposed radially between the outer circumferential surface of the shaft and the lubricant chamber; and
an oil spout fixedly coupled to the sleeve, the oil spout being received in the lubricant chamber and extending along a longitudinal axis of the shaft such that the oil spout is disposed about the lubricant passage and a portion of the hub portion, the oil spout diverging radially outwardly from the hub portion with increasing distance from the passage outlet of the lubricant passage in a direction toward an outlet of the oil spout.

US Pat. No. 10,167,942

SPEED REDUCING EQUIPMENT WITH TORQUE SPLITTER, AND CASING THEREOF

1. A speed reducer with torque splitting comprising:a casing comprising three overlapping metallic casing parts having holes: first, second and third metallic casing parts, each presenting vertical walls provided with ribs;
roller bearings disposed in the holes of the casing parts; and
rotatable shafts contained within the casing, each rotatable shaft having a shaft center line being the axis of rotation of the shaft;
the speed reducer attached to a foundation surface;
wherein one of the rotatable shafts is an inlet pinion shaft with two dentates, each dentate has a helix direction different from one another;
wherein the closing between the first and second casing parts forms an inclined planar surface with regard to the foundation surface;
wherein the closing between the second and third casing parts is formed by three planar surfaces, two of which are parallel with the foundation surface, and the other of which is orthogonal with the foundation surface; and
wherein each shaft center line lies on one of:
the inclined planar surface between the first and second casing parts; and
the two planar surfaces between the second and third casing parts parallel with the foundation surface.

US Pat. No. 10,167,941

DAMPER COVER AND ATTACHMENT INTERFACE FOR A CRANKSHAFT DAMPER

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A crankshaft damper cover, comprising:a rigid, annular ring including a plurality of tabs arranged around a circumference of a planar portion of the annular ring, the annular ring adapted to couple to an inner circumferential surface of an inner shell of a crankshaft damper; and
an inset molded around the annular ring and shaped to fit within a cavity formed by the inner shell, where the inset is a damping material.

US Pat. No. 10,167,939

DOG CLUTCH AND DIFFERENTIAL GEAR

JTEKT CORPORATION, Osaka...

1. A dog clutch comprising:a first rotational member;
a second rotational member placed rotatable relative to the first rotational member around a common rotation axis;
a clutch member configured to transmit a torque between the first rotational member and the second rotational member; and
a pressing mechanism configured to press and move the clutch member in a direction of the rotation axis, wherein
the clutch member includes a meshing portion meshing with the second rotational member due to a movement in the direction of the rotation axis, an engageable portion circumferentially engaging with an engaged portion provided in the first rotational member, and a cam surface configured to generate a cam thrust in the direction of the rotation axis by a relative rotation with respect to the first rotational member;
when the clutch member moves in a direction to mesh with the second rotational member, a depth of meshing with the second rotational member is deepened by the cam thrust, and then the engageable portion engages with the engaged portion, so that the clutch member receives a torque from the first rotational member; and
the cam surface is a recessed portion that abuts with a projection on a bottom portion of the first rotational member.

US Pat. No. 10,167,938

COMPACT PLANETARY DIFFERENTIAL

1. A compact planetary differential, comprising:a drive input ring gear having external teeth;
a planet gear carrier having first and second axial sides connected rotationally fixed to the drive input ring gear;
first planet gears located on the first axial side of the planet gear carrier, and second planet gears located on the second axial side of the planet gear carrier, the first and second planet gears being arranged in intermeshing pairs, and the planet gear carrier including interface openings through which the respective intermeshing pairs of the first and second planet gears contact one another;
first and second pin plates located respectively on the first and second axial sides of the planet gear carrier, the first and second pin plates including aligned openings at a position for each of the first planet gears and each of the second planet gears;
pinion shafts extend through the aligned openings in the first and second pin plates and pinion shaft openings in the planet gear carrier, a single one of the first or second planet gears being rotatably supported on each respective one of the pinion shafts;
a first sun gear located on the first axial side of the planet gear carrier that engages the first planet gears; and
a second sun gear being located on the second axial side of the planet gear carrier that engages the second planet gears.

US Pat. No. 10,167,937

MODULAR HYDROSTATIC TRANSMISSION

Parker-Hannifin Corporati...

1. A center section/motor sub-assembly for use in a hydrostatic transmission, the sub-assembly comprising:a center section having a pump running face for interfacing with a pump, and a motor running face for interfacing with a motor; and
a motor including a motor housing and an internal rotor set, wherein the motor housing is secured to the center section adjacent to the motor running face in a manner that permits rotation of the rotor set; and
a bearing supported by the motor housing;
wherein:
the center section forms an end cover for the motor housing to which the motor housing is secured, the end cover including the motor running face adjacent to the internal rotor set, and the motor running face having motor kidney ports that open into the motor housing;
the center section forms a porting manifold for communicating hydraulic fluid to the motor;
the porting manifold comprising at least two internal passages between pump kidney ports on the pump running face and motor kidney ports on the motor running face, and the motor kidney ports are raised in elevation relative to the pump kidney ports; and
the internal passages run parallel to each other as they rise in elevation between the pump kidney ports and the motor; and
wherein the center section forming the end cover and the porting manifold is a unitary member.

US Pat. No. 10,167,936

CVT TRANSMISSION

1. A continuously variable transmission (CVT transmission) comprising:a start-up element,
a variator, and
a direct-shift stage for switching between a first operating range and a second operating range,
wherein a maximum transmission ratio of the second operating range corresponds with a minimum transmission ratio of the first operating range, and
wherein a closing valve is operatively connected to a variator fluid system so that the variator fluid system is closed fluid-tight by the closing valve when the direct-shift stage is in operation, with the variator uncoupled, for propulsion.

US Pat. No. 10,167,935

AUTOMATIC TORQUE REGULATING SYSTEM WITH ENLARGING FUNCTION

1. An automatic torque regulating system comprising:a base, a force output shaft, a plurality of positioning rods, a plurality of spring abutments, a plurality of compression springs, a first disk, a second disk, a plurality of driving shafts, a plurality of driven shafts, a plurality of driving gears, a plurality of driven gears, a hollow bushing, a plurality of cams, a plurality of swing arms, a plurality of first tension springs, a plurality of second tension springs, a plurality of swinging members, a force input shaft, a driven sleeve, a driving sleeve, and a main drive gear;
wherein:
the base includes a transverse plate and an upright plate;
the upright plate has a center provided with a shaft hole, and the force output shaft extends through the shaft hole of the base;
the upright plate has a surface provided with a plurality of screw holes, and the positioning rods are locked into the screw holes of the base;
the force output shaft is pivotally connected with the shaft hole of the base;
the force output shaft is provided with a conic face;
the force output shaft has a first end provided with a force output portion extending through the shaft hole of the base and a second end provided with a connecting portion;
each of the positioning rods has a first end provided with a first thread screwed into one of the screw holes of the base and a second end provided with a second thread locked onto the first disk;
each of the spring abutments is mounted on one of the positioning rods and rests on the first disk;
each of the compression springs is mounted on one of the positioning rods and is biased between one of the spring abutments and one of the positioning rods to push the first disk forward;
the first disk is provided with a plurality of through holes aligning with the screw holes of the base, and the positioning rods extend through the through holes of the first disk;
the first disk has a center provided with a first shaft hole for mounting the hollow bushing;
the first disk is provided with a plurality of first pivot holes pivotally connected with the driving shafts;
the first disk is provided with a plurality of arcuate openings allowing passage of the driven shafts;
the second disk has a center provided with a second shaft hole for mounting the hollow bushing;
the second disk is provided with a plurality of second pivot holes pivotally connected with the driving shafts;
the second disk is provided with a plurality of arcuate slots allowing passage of the driven shafts;
each of the driving gears is mounted on one of the driving shafts;
each of the driven gears is locked on one of the driven shafts and meshes with one of the driving gears respectively;
the hollow bushing is sandwiched between the first disk and the second disk;
the hollow bushing has a front end pivotally connected with the force input shaft and a rear end pivotally connected with the connecting portion of the force output shaft;
each of the cams is locked onto one of the driven shafts and press the conic face of the force output shaft;
each of the cams has a side provided with a mounting seat;
each of the swing arms is pivotally connected with the mounting seat of one of the cams;
the first tension springs are biased between the swing arms to force the cams to press the conic face of the force output shaft, so that the conic face of the force output shaft is sandwiched between the cams by an elastic force of the first tension springs;
each of the second tension springs is mounted between one of the driving shafts and one of the driven shafts, so that each of the driven gears is forced to mesh with one of the driving gears constantly by an elastic force of each of the second tension springs;
each of the swinging members is mounted between the first disk and the second disk;
each of the swinging members has a first side provided with a first pivot hole allowing passage of one of the driving shafts and a second side provided with a second pivot hole allowing passage of one of the driven shafts;
the driven sleeve is secured on the force input shaft and is provided with two first abutting faces and two first guiding ramps;
the driving sleeve is pivotally mounted on the force input shaft and is juxtaposed to the driven sleeve;
the driving sleeve is provided with two second abutting faces aligning with the first abutting faces of the driven sleeve and two second guiding ramps aligning with the first guiding ramps of the driven sleeve; and
the main drive gear is mounted on the force input shaft and meshes with the driving gears.

US Pat. No. 10,167,934

PLANET FOR A PLANETARY ROLLING-CONTACT SCREW

1. A method for producing a planet comprising:preparing a planet blank that has a thicker middle section along a planet axis and thinner end sections located at both axial ends of the middle section,
forming a transition section tapering from the middle section in a direction toward the end section between the middle section and the end section,
rolling a first engagement profile and a second engagement profile in a lateral surface of the middle section and the end sections,
wherein a lateral surface of the transition section of the planet blank is shaped with a shaping force in free material flow to form an intermediate section of the planet located between tooth tips of two first edge teeth and respective second adjacent edge teeth of the end sections adjacent to the first edge teeth.

US Pat. No. 10,167,933

ACTUATOR SYSTEMS AND METHODS

1. An actuator system for a spatial light modulator, the actuator system comprising:a first actuator comprising a first torsion bar;
a second actuator comprising a second torsion bar;
a frame coupled to the first torsion bar of the first actuator and the second torsion bar of the second actuator, the frame having a portion connectable to a plate of a spatial light modulator, the frame configured to enable the portion to move in a linear direction in response to movements of the first torsion bar of the first actuator and the second torsion bar of the second actuator; and
wherein the movement of the portion results in an adjustment of a position of the plate in the spatial light modulator connected to the portion.

US Pat. No. 10,167,932

LOADING CAM DEVICE AND FRICTION ROLLER-TYPE SPEED REDUCER

NSK LTD., Tokyo (JP)

1. A loading cam device comprising:a circular plate-shaped cam plate including one axial side surface which is a first cam surface having concaves and convexes in a circumferential direction;
a disc including one axial side surface which faces the first cam surface and is a second cam surface having concaves and convexes in a circumferential direction;
a circular ring-shaped retainer provided between the first cam surface and the second cam surface; and
a plurality of balls provided to contact the first and second cam surfaces at each rolling surface thereof while being rollably held in the retainer,
wherein projections protruding towards the cam plate and the disc are provided on both axial side surfaces of the retainer at a plurality of positions at which phases of the projections in the circumferential direction are offset from pockets for holding the respective balls, and one axial surfaces of the cam plate and the disc are formed with concave portions at portions facing the respective projections, the concave portions having an axial depth deepest at a center portion thereof in the circumferential direction and becoming shallower towards both end portions thereof in the circumferential direction.

US Pat. No. 10,167,931

WORK VEHICLE

Kubota Corporation, Osak...

1. A work vehicle comprising:a traveling device;
a traveling vehicle body that is self-propelled by the traveling device;
an engine mounted on the traveling vehicle body;
a belt type stepless speed changing mechanism having an input rotary body, an output rotary body, and a drive belt wound around and between the input rotary body and the output rotary body, the belt type stepless speed changing mechanism being configured to steplessly speed-change power from the engine and to transmit the speed-changed power toward the traveling device;
a rotation detecting section for detecting a rotational speed of the engine;
a vehicle speed detecting section for detecting a vehicle speed of the traveling vehicle body; and
an informing section, wherein if the vehicle speed detected by the vehicle speed detecting section is a predetermined speed and if the engine rotational speed detected by the rotation detecting section deviates from a preset permissible range, the informing section is configured to effect an alarm informing for alarming wear of the drive belt.

US Pat. No. 10,167,930

TWO-SPEED TRANSMISSION HAVING TWO CLUTCHES

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RES...

1. A two-speed transmission having two clutches, comprising:an electric motor, comprising a spindle;
a middle shaft;
a first clutch and a second clutch coaxially furnished on the middle shaft;
a first gear assembly coupled to the first clutch through a first shaft portion of the middle shaft to generate a first gear ratio; and
a second gear assembly coupled to the second clutch through a second shaft portion of the middle shaft to generate a second gear ratio that is different from the first gear ratio;
wherein, when the first clutch is activated to connect with the first shaft portion, the second clutch separates from the second shaft portion, so that the electric motor outputs a first torque corresponding to the first gear ratio through the first gear assembly;
when the second clutch is activated to connect with the second shaft portion, the first clutch separates from the first shaft portion, so that the electric motor outputs a second torque corresponding to the second gear ratio through the second gear assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,167,929

SPEED REDUCER AND ACTUATOR

NIDEC-SHIMPO (ZHE JIANG) ...

1. A speed reducer for converting rotational motion about a rotation axis extending between an input side and an output side, at a first rotation speed into rotational motion at a second rotation speed being lower than the first rotation speed, the speed reducer comprising:a fixed part;
a sun gear that rotates relative to the fixed part about the rotation axis at the first rotation speed;
a plurality of planetary gears that are disposed around the sun gear to engage with the sun gear;
an output part that includes an internal gear having an annular shape and engaging with the plurality of planetary gears and rotates relative to the fixed part at the second rotation speed;
a first bearing that is interposed between the fixed part and the output part at a position closer to the input side with respect to the plurality of planetary gears; and
a second bearing that is interposed between the fixed part and the output part at a position closer to the output side with respect to the plurality of planetary gears, wherein
a radial size of the second bearing is smaller than a radial size of the first bearing.

US Pat. No. 10,167,928

INSPECTABLE SYNTHETIC TENSILE MEMBER ASSEMBLY

Bright Technologies, L.L....

1. A method for providing and inspecting a durable yet inspectable tensile member assembly including synthetic fibers as a primary tension-carrying element, comprising:a. providing a core of synthetic fibers, said core having an end;
b. attaching a termination to said end of said core, said termination including an anchor with a length of said fibers secured thereto and an anchor exit where said fibers exit said anchor;
c. wherein said anchor includes an internal passage and said length of said fibers lie within said internal passage, with said fibers being locked into a solidified potting compound, with said anchor completely surrounding said length of said fibers;
d. providing a jacket surrounding said core and extending along said core to a jacket end, with said jacket lying outside said anchor and said jacket end lying proximate said anchor exit, thereby leaving a gap between said jacket end and said anchor exit;
e. said core of synthetic fibers being accessible within said gap, said gap thereby comprising an inspection region;
f. providing a cover configured to selectably cover said inspection region, said cover configured to attach to said anchor and to overlap said jacket so as to cover said inspection region, with said cover covering a first portion of said jacket, with a second portion of said jacket extending outside of said cover; and
g. moving said cover to permit inspection of said core within said inspection region;
h. wherein said anchor includes a distal anchor portion and a neck anchor portion that is removable from said distal anchor portion;
i. wherein a length of said core of synthetic fibers lies within said neck anchor portion; and
j. moving said neck anchor portion to permit inspection of said length of said core within said neck anchor portion.

US Pat. No. 10,167,927

COMPRESSION WIRE JOINTS

1. A device for electrically joining a plurality of electrically conductive wires comprising:a. a first elongated tube-like structure having a first wire port along its length, the first wire port having a first interior size that is sized and positioned to receive a first electrically conductive wire;
b. a second elongated tube-like structure having a second wire port along its length, the second wire port having a second interior size that is sized and positioned to receive a second electrically conductive wire;
c. a third elongated tube-like structure having a third wire port along its length, the third wire port having a third interior size that is sized and positioned to receive a third electrically conductive wire; and
d. an interior space in fluid communication with each of the first, second, and third wire ports, the interior space having an interior size that is smaller than each of the first, second, and third interior sizes;
wherein each of the first, second, and third elongated tube-like structures has a lobed-shaped outer perimeter, and wherein a portion of the lobed-shaped outer perimeter includes a flat surface, each of the flat surfaces extending in different, and non-parallel, directions.

US Pat. No. 10,167,926

SELF-ADHESIVE BALANCING WEIGHT FOR A VEHICLE WHEEL

1. A self-adhesive balancing weight for balancing a wheel of a vehicle, the weight comprising:a bottom surface configured to be attached to a rim of the wheel, and a top surface opposing the bottom surface,
two first sides opposing each other, and extending between the top surface and the bottom surface,
two second sides opposing each other, and extending between the first sides and between the top surface and the bottom surface,
wherein
the first sides are longer than the second sides,
the balancing weight is an arch segment having said bottom surface extending between the second sides, said bottom surface being convex,
wherein the second sides forming an angle of less than 90° with respect the bottom surface, and an angle of more than 90° with respect the top surface, and
wherein the second sides are convex-shaped from one first side to the other first side.

US Pat. No. 10,167,924

CRANKSHAFT HAVING BALANCE WEIGHT

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. A crankshaft having a balance weight, the crankshaft comprising:a crank pin eccentric to a rotation axis of the crankshaft;
a connecting rod connecting the crank pin and a piston; and
the balance weight disposed to be opposite to the crank pin in the crankshaft,
wherein the balance weight has a radius which is a distance between the rotation axis of the crankshaft and an exterior circumferential surface of the balance weight,
wherein the radius of the balance weight is formed differently depending on a rotation direction of the balance weight,
wherein a Bottom Dead Center (BDC) line is formed to pass through the rotation axis of the crankshaft and a central axis of the crank pin,
wherein, in the exterior circumferential surface of the balance weight, first ranges respectively set in a rotation direction of the balance weight and in a rotation direction opposite to the rotation direction of the balance weight based on the BDC line are formed to have a first radius from the rotation axis,
second ranges respectively set in the rotation direction of the balance weight and in the rotation direction opposite to the rotation direction of the balance weight in the first ranges are formed to have a second radius from the rotation axis, and
the first radius being shorter than the second radius.

US Pat. No. 10,167,923

HYDRAULIC POWERTRAIN MOUNT WITH DUAL LOW FREQUENCY INERTIA TRACKS AND DECOUPLING MEMBRANE WITH SYNCHRONOUS SWITCHING MECHANIZATION

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A powertrain mount for a vehicle comprising:a housing;
first and second compliant members coupled to and cooperating with the housing;
a port extending through the housing;
an inertia track assembly disposed within the housing forming a first fluid chamber with the first compliant member and forming a second fluid chamber with the second compliant member, the inertia track assembly having at least first and second channels of different lengths extending through the inertia track assembly for conducting fluid between the first fluid chamber and the second fluid chamber, wherein the inertia track assembly forms an air chamber having a first end and a second end in communication with the port;
a decoupler disposed in and cooperating with the first end of the air chamber; and
a switching apparatus operatively connected to the housing and selectively positionable relative to the inertia track assembly, the switching apparatus including an actuator with a plunger synchronously positionable to open and close the second channel and air chamber of the inertia track assembly, wherein the plunger further comprises a first portion positionable relative to the second channel, a second portion positionable relative to the air chamber and a projection extending from the second portion of the plunger that is disposed within and adjustable relative to an opening in the air chamber, wherein the first portion and second portion are synchronously positionable between a first position and a second position.

US Pat. No. 10,167,920

ADJUSTABLE DAMPING CURVE SHOCK ABSORBER

Viking Performance, Inc.,...

1. An adjustment control for adjusting a damping curve of a shock absorber, said adjustment control comprising:an aperture seat coupled to a base of said shock absorber, said aperture seat defining a flow tube and said base having a bore;
a plug body including a plug, said plug slidably engaging said flow tube;
a spring in mechanical communication with said plug body, said spring urging said plug into said flow tube;
a plug nut including a non-circular region and a first threaded portion, said plug nut being in mechanical communication with said spring;
an adjustment nut shaft stud including a second threaded portion to engage said first threaded portion;
an adjustment nut coupled to said base, said adjustment nut defining a non-circular cavity to receive at least a portion of said adjustment nut shaft stud and at least a portion of said non-circular region of said plug nut such that said plug nut cannot rotate relative to said non-circular cavity of said adjustment nut; and
an adjustment knob, wherein rotation of said adjustment knob both clockwise and counter-clockwise causes rotation of said adjustment nut shaft stud relative to said adjustment nut while said adjustment nut remains stationary, and wherein both clockwise and counter-clockwise rotation of said second threaded portion of said adjustment nut shaft stud causes axial movement of said plug nut while said adjustment nut shaft stud remains axially stationary with respect to said flow tube.

US Pat. No. 10,167,918

VALVE

KYB Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A valve comprising:a valve disc that partitions one chamber and another chamber; and
annular-plate shaped leaf valves laminated on each of the one chamber side and the other chamber side of the valve disc, wherein
the valve disc includes:
an annular boss formed in each of the one chamber side and the other chamber side to support the leaf valves;
a seat formed on an outer peripheral side of the boss on each of the one chamber side and the other chamber side, the leaf valves being seated on the seats and liftable from the seats;
an opening on each of the one chamber side and the other chamber side, each opening surrounded by a corresponding one of the seats;
one passage that allows the one chamber to communicate with the opening at the other chamber side; and
another passage that allows the other chamber to communicate with the opening at the one chamber side,
wherein at least one of the seats on the one chamber side and the other chamber side is disposed to project with respect to the bosses, an outer peripheral end of the seat on the other chamber side is disposed on an outer peripheral side with respect to an outer peripheral end of the leaf valve, the leaf valve being seated on the seat on the other chamber side,
wherein the outer peripheral end of the seat on the other chamber side is disposed at a position identical to an outer peripheral end of the seat on the one chamber side in a radial direction of the valve disc, alternatively, the outer peripheral end of the seat on the other chamber side being disposed on an outer peripheral side with respect to the outer peripheral end of the seat on the one chamber side, and
wherein the seat on the one chamber side includes a plurality of branches and a plurality of arc-shaped arc portions, the branches extending from the boss on the one chamber side to an outer peripheral side, the arc portion coupling outer peripheral ends of the adjacent branches.

US Pat. No. 10,167,917

VIBRATION CONTROL

BAE Systems PLC, London ...

1. An apparatus comprising:a machine;
a plate; and
at least one of: a cable, a bundle of cables, a pipe for carrying a fluid to or from the machine, and a conduit;
wherein the machine is on a first side of the plate and at least part of the cable, bundle, pipe or conduit is on a second, opposite, side of the plate; and
wherein the plate is susceptible to vibrations arising from operation of the machine;
the apparatus further comprising:
an active vibration suppressor mounted on the cable, the bundle of cables, the pipe, or the conduit;
a controller configured to control the active vibration suppressor to reduce vibrations of the plate; and
a plurality of sensors mounted on the plate, the sensors being arranged to sense vibrations of the plate and to generate a signal indicative of those vibrations.

US Pat. No. 10,167,915

ACTIVE BRAKE COOLING DUCTS

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A vehicle brake cooling system, comprising:a first brake cooling duct extending from a first air intake at a front portion of the vehicle to a first outlet adjacent a first wheel of the vehicle, the first outlet having a first diverter to direct airflow received from the first air intake toward a first brake assembly of the first wheel as the first wheel moves during operation of the vehicle; and
a brake cooling manager to determine a position of the first diverter responsive to a position of the first brake assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,167,914

ELECTROMECHANICAL BRAKE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. An electromechanical brake which includes a pair of friction pads installed to press a disc at a time of performing a braking operation, a piston which is installed in a caliper housing so as to be movable forward and backward, and moves forward to press one of the pair of friction pads at the time of performing the braking operation, and a drive unit which provides power for moving the piston, the drive unit comprising:a nut member which is coupled to the piston installed in the caliper housing and moves in an axial direction to allow the piston to move forward and backward;
a spindle which is thread-coupled to the nut member and rotates to move the nut member in the axial direction;
an electric motor which provides power for rotating the spindle;
a friction member which is rotatably installed in the caliper housing and rotates together with the spindle by frictional force when the spindle comes into contact with the friction member and causes friction; and
an elastic member which is installed between the caliper housing and the friction member, stores elastic energy by being deformed when the friction member rotates during the braking operation, and provides elastic restoring force as backward torque to the spindle through the friction member when the braking operation is released,
wherein a support portion having a shape enlarged in a radical direction protrudes from the spindle, the friction member is formed in a ring shape such that a portion of the spindle in a rear of the support portion is coupled to pass through an interior of the friction member, and the support portion of the spindle presses the friction member so as to generate the friction force, and
wherein the elastic member is a torsion spring installed between the caliper housing and the friction member.

US Pat. No. 10,167,908

CLUTCH ACTUATOR STRUCTURE

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

1. A clutch actuator structure, comprising:a clutch actuator which controls oil pressure for engaging and disengaging a hydraulic clutch mechanism which transmits a rotational driving force of an engine,
a crankcase cover which covers a side of a crankcase of an engine,
an oil sump which reserves oil, the oil sump being formed in an inner surface of the crankcase cover, the inner surface facing the crankcase,
wherein said clutch actuator is disposed in said oil sump, and
wherein said crankcase cover further comprises
a control oil passage formed within said crankcase cover and extending from said actuator to a pressurization chamber of said hydraulic clutch mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,167,907

HYBRID VEHICLE DRIVE APPARATUS

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

1. A hybrid vehicle drive apparatus, comprising:a prime mover having an output shaft rotatable around an axis line;
a transmission having an input shaft rotatable around the axis line;
an electric motor having a rotor of substantially cylindrical shape provided between the prime mover and the transmission to be rotatable around the axis line, and a stator arranged around the rotor;
a first clutch of multi-plate wet type arranged radially inward of the rotor and configured to connect and disconnect a first power transmission path between the output shaft of the prime mover and the electric motor;
a second clutch of multi-plate wet type arranged radially inward of the rotor and side by side with the first clutch in an axial direction of the axis line, and configured to connect and disconnect a second power transmission path between the electric motor and the input shaft of the transmission; and
a cover member having a first sidewall member and a second sidewall member each extending radially and a connection member of substantially cylindrical shape configured to connect the first sidewall member and the second sidewall member, the cover member being rotatably provided around the axial line to integrally rotate with the electric motor, the cover member forming a clutch chamber enclosing the first clutch and the second clutch by means of the first sidewall member, the second sidewall member and the connection member, the cover member being formed with an oil discharge port connecting the clutch chamber and a drain oil chamber sideward of the clutch chamber, wherein
the cover member has a first cover member and a second cover member axially disassemblable at the connection member, and each of the first cover member and the second cover member has a fitting member fitted in the axial direction to be integrally rotatable with each other.

US Pat. No. 10,167,905

WET DUAL MULTI-PLATE CLUTCH WITH LEVERS OUTSIDE THE WET CHAMBER

1. A multi-plate dual clutch for coupling an engine of a motor vehicle to a drive shaft of a transmission for the motor vehicle and to an auxiliary output shaft of an auxiliary power take-off of the motor vehicle, said multi-plate dual clutch comprising:a drive clutch for coupling the motor vehicle engine with a drive shaft of the multi-plate dual clutch;
an auxiliary power take-off clutch for coupling the motor vehicle engine with an auxiliary output shaft of the multi-plate dual clutch;
wherein the drive clutch and the auxiliary power take-off clutch can each be actuated separately from one another by means of a respective separate lever mechanism;
wherein the multi-plate dual clutch includes a fluid-tight wet chamber housing in which the drive clutch and the auxiliary power take-off clutch are received; and
wherein the respective lever mechanisms for the drive clutch and the auxiliary power take-off clutch are located outside the wet chamber housing.

US Pat. No. 10,167,903

DUAL CLUTCH

1. A duplex clutch for coupling a drive shaft of a motor vehicle to at least one of a first transmission input shaft or a second transmission input shaft of a motor vehicle transmission, the duplex clutch comprising:a first partial clutch for coupling the drive shaft to the first transmission input shaft, with the first partial clutch comprising a first counter plate, at least one first intermediate plate axially displaceable in reference to the first counter plate, and a first compression plate axially displaceable in reference to the first counter plate and to the first intermediate plate for compressing first friction linings of a first clutch disk between the first counter plate and the first intermediate plate as well as between the first intermediate plate and the first compression plate;
a second partial clutch for coupling the drive shaft to the second transmission input shaft, with the second partial clutch comprising a second counter plate, at least one second intermediate plate axially displaceable in reference to the second counter plate, and a second compression plate axially displaceable in reference to the second counter plate and to the second intermediate plate for compressing second friction linings of a second clutch disk between the second counter plate and the second intermediate plate as well as between the second intermediate plate and the second compression plate;
a first actuating cup for displacement of the first compression plate; and
a second actuating cup, embodied stiffly, for the displacement of the second compression plate,
wherein the first and second partial clutches are actuated directly without any lever movements, and
the first actuating cup engages the first compression plate without any pivotal motion, and the second actuating cup engages the second compression plate without any pivotal motion.

US Pat. No. 10,167,902

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF ROTATING ELEMENT, CONNECTING STRUCTURE BETWEEN ROTATING ELEMENT AND ROTATING SHAFT, AND STEERING APPARATUS

JTEKT CORPORATION, Osaka...

1. A manufacturing method of a rotating element including a cylindrical fitting portion having a pair of circumferential end portions forming an axial slit between the circumferential end portions, the cylindrical fitting portion being serration-fitted to a rotating shaft, the manufacturing method comprising:clamping the fitting portion by a clamp jig so that the fitting portion is elastically deformed in an elliptical shape that is flat in a predetermined radial direction toward the axial slit;
forming a female serration arranged in an elliptical shape by use of a tool having an elliptical section with a short diameter in the predetermined radial direction, the female serration being formed on an inner peripheral surface of the fitting portion clamped by the clamp jig so as to be elastically deformed in the elliptical shape; and
releasing the clamping by the clamp jig so that the arrangement of the female serration is changed to a perfect-circle shape from the elliptical shape.

US Pat. No. 10,167,901

BEARING ISOLATOR

AES Engineering Ltd., Ro...

1. A bearing isolator apparatus for use in a piece of equipment includes a rotatable shaft and a housing through which the shaft extends, said bearing isolator comprising:a static component for securing to the housing;
a rotational component for securing to the shaft;
a tortuous fluid path extending radially and axially between said static component and said rotational component;
a plurality of electrically conductive filaments extending axially between said static component and said rotational component from an orifice in one of said static component and said rotational component towards the other of said rotational component and said static component, and said other of said rotational component and said static component includes an axially extending contacting nib making contact with said plurality of electrically conductive filaments for permitting an electrical current to pass between said static component and said rotational component; and,
a conductive member electrically connecting said rotational component to the rotatable shaft of the piece of equipment.

US Pat. No. 10,167,900

TAPER ROLLER BEARING

JTEKT CORPORATION, Osaka...

1. A taper roller bearing comprising:an inner ring that includes a small flange that is positioned on a first side in an axial direction and that protrudes to an outer side in a radial direction, and a large flange that is positioned on a second side in the axial direction and that protrudes to the outer side in the radial direction;
an outer ring that is positioned on the outer side in the radial direction of the inner ring;
a plurality of taper rollers that are positioned between the inner ring and the outer ring; and
an annular cage that holds the plurality of taper rollers at an interval in the circumferential direction,
wherein:
the cage includes a small-diameter annular portion that is positioned on one side of the cage, a large-diameter annular portion that is positioned on an opposite side of the cage and on the outer side in the radial direction of the large flange, and a plurality of column portions that link the small-diameter annular portion and the large-diameter annular portion with each other, and
a labyrinth structure, which suppresses a flow of lubricating oil from inside the taper roller bearing to outside the taper roller bearing, is provided between the large flange and the large-diameter annular portion, the labyrinth structure including an annular enlarged space portion that is disposed axially between a flange surface of the large flange and a radially inward surface of the large-diameter annular portion.

US Pat. No. 10,167,896

TRIPLE ROW YOKE ROLLER ASSEMBLY

Roller Bearing Company of...

1. A yoke roller assembly for a beverage can forming machine, the yoke roller assembly comprising:an outer ring having an interior area defined by an inner surface extending a first width between a first axial end and a second axial end, the outer ring having a first outside diameter and first inside diameter, the inner surface having a radially inward facing bearing surface extending between a first radially inwardly extending flange and a second radially inwardly extending flange;
an inner ring having an outer surface extending between a third axial end and a fourth axial end, the inner ring extending through the interior area of the outer ring, the outer surface having a first axially outwardly extending shoulder proximate the third axial end and a second axially outwardly extending shoulder proximate the fourth axial end and a radially outwardly facing bearing surface extending between the first axially outwardly extending shoulder and the second axially outwardly extending shoulder;
a first end plate positioned at the first axially outwardly extending shoulder and a second end plate positioned at the second axially outwardly extending shoulder;
a first row of a plurality of first rollers, a second row of a plurality of second rollers, and a third row of a plurality of third rollers, each of the first row of the plurality of first rollers, the second row of the plurality of second rollers, and the third row of the plurality of third rollers being positioned in the interior area between and in rolling engagement with the radially outwardly facing bearing surface and the radially inward facing bearing surface;
the first row of the plurality of first rollers, the second row of the plurality of second rollers and the third row of the plurality of third rollers being axially retained by at least two of the first radially inwardly extending flange, the second radially inwardly extending flange, the first end plate and the second end plate;
the outer ring having a radially outwardly extending lobe circumferentially extending therearound, the lobe having a substantially rectangular cross section and being formed integrally with the outer ring, the lobe having opposing axial end faces extending a second width and the second rollers are positioned axially inward of the axial end faces of the lobe, the lobe having a second outside diameter; and
the first rollers and third rollers each have an axial end positioned axially inward of the axial end faces of the lobe.

US Pat. No. 10,167,888

MULTI-ORIENTABLE STRUT CHANNEL SUPPORT SYSTEM

1. A strut channel support system comprising:a first brace;
a second brace;
a fastening mechanism;
an oblong plate;
the first brace and the second brace being arranged on the oblong plate in an offsetting configuration so as to render the first brace and the second brace not aligning with each other;
the first brace and the second brace each comprising a U-shaped channel, a base, a fastener-engagement point and a strut-attachment feature,
the base being terminally connected to the U-shaped channel,
a central axis of the U-shaped channel being oriented normal to the base, the fastener-engagement point being centrally integrated into the base,
the strut-attachment feature being integrated into the U-shaped channel, the strut-attachment feature being a pair of holes, the pair of holes traversing through the U-shaped channel;
the fastening mechanism comprising a first fastener and a second fastener;
the base of the first brace being attached onto the oblong plate by the first fastener;
the base of the first brace being parallel with the oblong plate;
the base of the second brace being attached onto the oblong plate by the second fastener;
the base of the second brace being parallel with the oblong plate;
the oblong plate being located in between the base of the first brace and the base of the second brace;
the first fastener traversing through the oblong plate and the fastener-engagement point of the first brace; and
the second fastener traversing through the oblong plate and the fastener-engagement point of the second brace.

US Pat. No. 10,167,866

DISPLACEMENT PUMP AND A CONTROL RING FOR A DISPLACEMENT PUMP

VOLVO CAR CORPORATION, (...

1. A pumping device comprising:a rotatable control ring centered on a first rotational axis for controlling flow of a medium, the control ring comprising first and second axial surfaces, the first axial surface having an interface section provided with at least first and second openings, the first and second openings being arc shaped and separated by first and second lands, wherein the first land is provided with a first tapered groove extending from the first opening into the first land, the first tapered groove having a broad edge facing in a direction of the first opening and a tip facing in a direction of the second opening, wherein the first tapered groove extends into the first land such that an angular distance between the first and second openings along the first land is different at different radial distances, wherein the first tapered groove is arranged at an inner circumference of the first opening, and the first land is provided with a second tapered groove that is arranged at an outer circumference of the first opening, the second tapered groove having a broad portion facing in a direction of the first opening and a tip that is narrower than the broad portion and which faces in a direction of the second opening:
a pump unit including pressure chambers; and
a rear plate disposed between the pumping unit and the control ring and adapted to rotate about a second rotational axis, the rear plate having axial outlets that are positioned rotationally symmetrical about the second rotational axis;
wherein the control ring is adapted to abut against the rear plate such that by rotating the control ring a displacement of the pumping device can be changed between 100 and 0%, and wherein the first rotational axis is eccentric with respect to the second rotational axis such that
when the control ring is positioned for 100% displacement and the rear plate is rotated relative to the control ring, the axial outlets passing over the first land are fully covered by the first land during a first predetermined angular distance, and
when the control ring is positioned for 0% displacement and the rear plate is rotated relative to the control ring, the axial outlets passing over the first land are covered by the first land during a second predetermined angular distance, wherein the first predetermined angular distance is longer than the second predetermined angular distance.

US Pat. No. 10,167,864

FUEL PUMP

KEIHIN CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A fuel pump comprising a body having a fuel flow path provided therein, a valve seat fixed to the body and disposed at an intermediate part of the fuel flow path, and a valve body capable of abutting the valve seat,wherein the valve seat has:
a fixing portion fixed to the body;
an abutting portion where the valve body abuts; and
a constricted portion configured to connect the fixing portion and the abutting portion, and
wherein both the fixing portion and the abutting portion have a hollow cylindrical shape,
an axis of the hollow cylindrical shape of the fixing portion and an axis of the abutting portion are arranged coaxially,
a maximum diameter of the fixing portion is larger than a maximum diameter of the abutting portion,
at least part of the abutting portion is disposed to be housed inside the fixing portion,
the fixing portion and the abutting portion are continuously formed in a cross section of the valve seat cut along a plane including the axis, and
the constricted portion is disposed between the fixing portion and the abutting portion in the cross section.

US Pat. No. 10,167,861

INFUSION PUMP

Namiki Precision Singapor...

1. An infusion pump comprising:a pump body including a tube attachment portion to which an infusion tube is to be attached detachably; and
a door pivotably supported by the pump body so that the tube attachment portion is openable and closable by the door, wherein
the pump body includes: a clamp attachment portion into which a sliding clamp is to be inserted and set, the sliding clamp being configured to close or release the infusion tube by moving in a direction intersecting with the infusion tube; and a release operator configured to be operated in the clamp attachment portion in order to transfer the sliding clamp from a close mode to a release mode, and
the release operator is configured to be locked, in response to opening movement of the door, so that the release operator is inoperable for releasing, and is configured to be unlocked in response to closing movement of the door.

US Pat. No. 10,167,860

HERMETIC COMPRESSOR AND REFRIGERATION APPARATUS

PANASONIC APPLIANCES REFR...

1. A hermetic compressor comprising:a sealed container storing a lubricating oil;
an electric element housed in the sealed container; and
a compression element housed in the sealed container and driven by the electric element to compress a cooling medium, wherein
the compression element includes:
a cylinder, which forms a compression chamber;
a valve plate, which seals one end portion of the cylinder and in which a suction hole and a discharge hole are formed;
a suction reed configured to open and close the suction hole; and
a suction muffler, which is positioned below the cylinder and in which a silencing space is formed, the suction muffler including a communication pipe connected to the suction hole,
the communication pipe extends upward from the suction muffler toward the one end portion of the cylinder, and an upper end of the communication pipe is provided with a communication pipe outlet, which is in communication with the suction hole,
the communication pipe outlet includes a communication opening, whose upper shape is a curved protruding shape and whose lower shape is a rectangular shape,
an opening of the suction hole at the cylinder side has a non-recessed closed-curve shape, and an opening of the suction hole at the communication pipe side has a shape corresponding to that of the communication opening of the communication pipe outlet, such that an upper shape of the opening of the suction hole at the communication pipe side is a curved protruding shape, and a lower shape of the opening of the suction hole at the communication pipe side is a rectangular shape,
a lower peripheral surface of the suction hole adjacent to the opening of the suction hole at the communication pipe side includes a curved portion and/or a sloped portion, and an upper peripheral surface of the suction hole adjacent to the opening of the suction hole at the communication pipe side is straight with no steps,
an upper peripheral surface of the communication opening and the upper peripheral surface of the suction hole form one surface, such that there is substantially no step between these upper peripheral surfaces, and
the valve plate and the communication pipe are connected in a state where the upper peripheral surface of the communication opening of the communication pipe outlet corresponds to the upper peripheral surface of the suction hole.

US Pat. No. 10,167,848

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MONITORING AN INDIVIDUAL BLADE ADJUSTMENT OF A WIND TURBINE

Senvion GmbH, Hamburg (D...

1. A method for operating a wind turbine that includesa tower,
a rotor arranged on the tower having at least two rotor blades, wherein of each of said at least two rotor blades has an individually adjustable blade angle,
a blade adjustment system that includes a blade controller and sensors for sensing individual actual blade angles ?iact of the at least two rotor blades, and
an individual blade controller configured to receive a collective set point blade angle ?cset from the blade controller and to actuate the at least two rotor blades with individual set point blade angles ?iIPC, respectively,the method comprising:forming a difference signal based upon a difference between
(a) a collective blade angle actual mean value ?act and a collective blade angle set point mean value ?IPC;
(b) the collective set point mean value ?IPC and the collective set point blade angle ?cset; or
(c) the collective set point blade angle ?cset and a collective actual mean value ?act;
averaging the difference signal over time to obtain an averaged over time value;
monitoring the averaged over time value to determine whether at least one limiting value is exceeded in absolute terms; and
reducing an operation of the wind turbine with respect to load when the averaged over time value exceeds the at least one limiting value in absolute terms and determining a malfunction of:
(i) a blade adjustment drive or a blade bearing where the difference signal is based upon the difference between (a) the collective blade angle actual mean value ?act and the collective blade angle set point mean value ?IPC; or
(ii) the individual blade controller where the difference signal is based upon the difference between either (b) the collective set point mean value ?IPC and the collective set point blade angle ?cset or (c) the collective set point blade angle ?cset and the collective actual mean value ?act.

US Pat. No. 10,167,845

BLADE FLOW DEFLECTOR

RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVER...

1. An airfoil blade assembly comprising:a blade extending in a radial direction from a root towards a tip, the blade including a lift generating section with a first profiled body defined between a pressure surface and a suction surface, the first profiled body extending from a first leading edge to a first trailing edge with a first chord extending form the first leading edge to the first trailing edge and being perpendicular to the radial direction;
a plurality of flow deflectors extending along either the pressure surface or the suction surface within the lift generating section of the blade, the plurality of flow deflectors defining a second profiled body extending between a second leading edge and a second trailing edge with a second chord extending between the second leading edge and the second trailing edge, the second profiled body defining an outer surface facing away from respective pressure surface or suction surface along which the plurality of flow deflectors extend;
wherein the plurality of flow deflectors are positioned along a length of the blade so that a radial component of velocity of an incoming airflow is redirected to produce an additional amount of torque on a rotor, thereby increasing overall power produced by a turbine incorporating the airfoil blade assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,167,807

CONTROL UNIT OF AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

MAN Energy Solutions SE, ...

1. A control device of an internal combustion engine for controlling injectors/gas valves of a fuel supply system of the internal combustion engine, the control device being configured to:control each injector or each gas valve for opening such that a voltage present at the respective injector/gas valve changes between different voltage levels in a boost phase of the control as well as between first and second voltage levels in a hold phase of the control,
wherein the control device controls the respective injector or the respective gas valve in the boost phase such that after reaching a defined boost current level the voltage present at the respective injector/gas valve changes between a first boost voltage level greater than zero volts (0 V) and a second boost voltage having a level greater than the first boost level and greater than a supply voltage of the control device,
wherein the control device compares an actual boost current with the defined boost current level and applies the second boost voltage to the respective injector/gas valve when the actual boost current drops below the defined boost current level and applies the first boost voltage to the respective injector/gas valve when the actual boost current is greater than the defined boost current,
wherein the second hold voltage level and the first boost voltage level correspond to the supply voltage of the control device.

US Pat. No. 10,167,786

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OPERATING GASEOUS-FUELLED DIRECT INJECTION INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

WESTPORT POWER INC., Van...

1. A method of operating a gaseous-fuelled direct injection internal combustion engine, the method comprising injecting said gaseous fuel directly into a combustion chamber at an injection pressure higher than 300 bar wherein an orientation of a jet of said gaseous fuel is determined such that said jet is impinging on at least one surface of a cylinder piston and a ratio between said injection pressure and a peak cylinder pressure is between 1.6:1 and 3:1.

US Pat. No. 10,167,741

NACELLE FLUID DRAIN

ROHR, INC., Chula Vista,...

1. An aircraft engine nacelle comprising:an outer sleeve; and
an inner fixed structure surrounding a portion of an engine and helping to define a core compartment, the outer sleeve and the inner fixed structure defining between them a bypass air duct;
the inner fixed structure comprising a gutter, the gutter configured to drain fluids in an aft direction through the inner fixed structure through a gutter outlet located aft of the bypass air duct.

US Pat. No. 10,167,738

COMPRESSOR CASE SNAP ASSEMBLY

United Technologies Corpo...

9. A turbine engine comprising:a plurality of case spacers, each of said case spacers having at least one flange;
at least one air seal, wherein each of said at least one flanges is separated from an adjacent component by one of said at least one air seals;
wherein said at least one air seal is snap fit to said at least one flange; and
wherein each flange of said at least one flange includes at least three distinct material layers each having a distinct thermal expansion coefficient such that the thermal expansion coefficient of the at least flange has a gradient through the at least three distinct material layers in at least one of an axial and a radial direction relative to an axis and radius defined by the turbine engine.

US Pat. No. 10,167,683

CENTRALIZER FOR DOWNHOLE PROBES

Evolution Engineering Inc...

1. A centralizer for use in subsurface drilling, the centralizer comprising:an elongated tubular member having a wall formed to provide a cross-section that provides first outwardly-convex lobes, the first lobes arranged to contact a bore wall of a bore in a section of drill string at a plurality of spots spaced apart around a circumference of the bore wall; and
a plurality of inwardly-projecting portions, each of the plurality of inwardly-projecting portions arranged to support a probe in a centralized relationship to the bore wall;
wherein the first lobes are arranged to define a first plurality of fluid channels between the centralizer and the bore wall and the inwardly projecting portions are arranged to define a second plurality of fluid channels between the centralizer and the probe which is centralized by the centralizer.

US Pat. No. 10,167,673

EARTH-BORING TOOLS AND METHODS OF FORMING TOOLS INCLUDING HARD PARTICLES IN A BINDER

Baker Hughes Incorporated...

15. A method of forming an earth-boring tool, comprising:forming a binder material comprising a eutectic or near-eutectic composition; and
combining hard particles with the binder material to form a body of an earth-boring tool, the hard particles comprising at least one material selected from the group consisting of a transition metal nitride, a transition metal boride, and a transition metal silicide.

US Pat. No. 10,167,667

METHOD FOR PREVENTING FALSE POSITIVE OCCUPANCY SENSOR DETECTIONS CAUSED BY MOTION

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A system for management of a response to motion detection and a window treatment system, the system comprising:at least one occupancy sensor, said at least one occupancy sensor detecting motion within an area;
the window treatment system having a controller for adapting a window treatment state being at least one of a position or an orientation of the window treatment system; and
a processor in communication with a memory, the memory including code which when accessed by the processor causes the processor to:
determine a schedule including times for adapting the window treatment state, wherein an adaptation interval time between sequential times in the schedule is greater than a time-out time of the at least one occupancy sensor,
determine a window treatment state for a corresponding time in the schedule,
receive an occupancy signal from the at least one occupancy sensor to use in determining occupancy within the area, and
adapt the window treatment state to the determined window treatment state only if the occupancy signal indicates that the area is occupied.

US Pat. No. 10,167,639

FLUSH FACE WALL TILE

Ludowici Roof Tile, Inc.,...

1. A flush face wall tile assembly comprising at least two wall tiles, wherein each wall tile of the wall assembly comprises:a front surface comprising
a front face wall;
a rear surface comprising a rear wall;
a top surface;
a bottom surface; and
opposing side surfaces;
wherein each wall tile comprises a tapered profile such that a thickness of the wall tile between the front face wall and the rear wall increases from a bottom portion of the front face wall to an upper portion of the front face wall;
wherein the rear wall of each wall tile is positionable adjacent to a wall surface such that the front face wall is aligned substantially parallel to the wall surface;
wherein each wall tile is ceramic;
wherein the at least two wall tiles are positioned adjacent to each other to align the front face walls of each wall tile along a plane coplanar with each other such that a gap is formed and maintained between the front face walls of each wall tile.

US Pat. No. 10,167,637

METHOD OF USING A SELF ADHERING ROOFING MEMBRANE

Firestone Building Produc...

1. A method for affixing a roofing membrane to a roof substrate, said method comprising:a) providing a roofing membrane product having two primary exterior surfaces, said roofing membrane product comprising
1) a single-ply roofing membrane, and
2) directly contacting at least a portion of one primary exterior surface of said single-ply roofing membrane, a layer of pressure sensitive adhesive that is free of curing additives, said adhesive layer having a thickness of no more than 0.015 inches,
said single-ply roofing membrane constituting one of said two primary exterior surfaces of said roofing membrane product; and
b) applying said roofing membrane product to said roof surface so that said layer of pressure sensitive adhesive is in direct contact with said roof surface,
thereby affixing said roofing membrane to said roof surface.

US Pat. No. 10,167,634

TRUSS SECTION CONNECTION APPARATUS

CHRISTIE LITES ENTERPRISE...

1. A truss section assembly, comprising:a truss section;
a first fastener comprising:
a threaded end for receiving a second fastener,
a shaft,
and a locking end comprising at least one protrusion extending radially from the shaft, wherein the shaft is disposed between the threaded end and the locking end;
at least one connection segment attached to an end of the truss section for connection to a corresponding connection segment on a second truss section, each of the at least one connection segments comprising:
a body having an opening dimensioned to receive the shaft and the locking end of the first fastener for joining said at least one connection segment with the corresponding connection segment of the second truss section,
wherein the opening of the at least one connection segment is dimensioned to receive therethrough the shaft and the locking end of the first fastener when the at least one protrusion is aligned with the opening, and wherein when the at least one protrusion is not aligned with the opening the locking end is prevented from passing through, whereby when the shaft of the first fastener is disposed through the opening of the at least one connection segment and disposed through an opening of the corresponding connection segment of the second truss, the locking end is secured in a locked position by engagement of the locking end with a securing means on the at least one connection segment, such that when the second fastener is tightened onto the threaded end of the first fastener, the first fastener is prevented from both rotational and axial movement.

US Pat. No. 10,167,630

FOAM WALL STRUCTURES AND METHODS FOR THE MANUFACTURE THEREOF

COVESTRO LLC, Pittsburgh...

1. A wall structure comprising:a frame comprising:
a first member;
a second member spaced apart from the first member; and
nominally 2×4 or nominally 2×6 connecting members extending between the first member and the second member, wherein the first member, the second member, and the connecting members each comprise a front surface and a rear surface that form a front frame surface and a rear frame surface;
a first foam panel attached to the front frame surface, wherein:
(i) the first foam panel overlies the front frame surface, and
(ii) the first foam panel, the first member, the second member, and the connecting members define a cavity within the frame;
a second foam panel, having a thickness of no more than 2 inches, disposed within the cavity and having a front surface that is in contact with a rear surface of the first foam panel and a rear surface facing away from the first foam panel; and
a foam layer located within the cavity, wherein the foam layer adheres to the first foam panel and the second foam panel, the foam layer covers a portion of the rear surface of the second foam panel, and at least 10% of the surface area of the rear surface of the second foam panel is not covered by the foam layer.

US Pat. No. 10,167,624

MOBILE SHELTER AND METHOD OF ERECTING THE SAME

1. A mobile shelter comprising:a transportable container having a first end and a second end, defining a longitudinal center axis there through, wherein the container further comprises;
a base structure;
a roof structure adjustably folded over the base structure;
a load bearing frame comprised of four sidewalls, the sidewalls having an interior side and an exterior side, the sidewalls extending upwardly from the base structure; and
a drive wall,
wherein the shelter is transformed between a compacted configuration and an expanded configuration when the load bearing frame is rotated outward from the base structure, and
wherein the compacted configuration transforms into the expanded configuration when the drive wall moves along the longitudinal axis, the drive wall forcing the sidewalls into an expanded configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,167,616

METHOD OF COUPLING A PIT EXTENSION TO A PIT LINER OF A PIT VAULT

Mueller International, LL...

1. A method of coupling a pit extension to a pit liner of a pit vault comprising:aligning an extension bottom end of the pit extension with a liner top end of the pit liner in an end-to-end facing relationship, the pit liner defining a liner inner surface and a liner outer surface;
bringing a leg of the pit extension into engagement with the pit liner proximate to the liner top end, wherein bringing the leg of the pit extension into engagement with the pit liner comprises engaging a tooth defined on the leg with the liner outer surface;
plastically deforming the tooth; and
attaching the leg to the pit liner.

US Pat. No. 10,167,615

CONTROL SYSTEM FOR CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY AND CONTROL METHOD FOR CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY USING THE SAME

DOOSAN INFRACORE CO., LTD...

1. A control system for construction machinery, comprising:first and second hydraulic pumps connected to an engine;
a swing control valve and a first boom control valve installed in a first center bypass line connected to the first hydraulic pump and connected parallel with each other to the first hydraulic pump by a parallel line, the swing control valve configured to control a drive of a swing motor, the first boom control valve configured to control a drive of a boom cylinder;
a second boom control valve installed in a second center bypass line connected to the second hydraulic pump, the second boom control valve configured to control the drive of the boom cylinder;
a shutoff valve installed in a control line through which a boom raising pilot signal pressure for raising a boom of the boom cylinder is supplied to the first boom control valve and configured to selectively open and close the control line; and
a control unit configured to electronically control the shutoff valve according to a manipulation signal in the construction machinery, wherein the control unit closes the shutoff valve such that the first boom control valve is shifted to a neutral position when a swing operation priority mode is selected, wherein the control unit comprises
a selection switch for selecting the swing operation priority mode, and
a controller configured to receive the manipulation signal in the construction machinery and a selection signal from the selection switch and apply a current to the shutoff valve.

US Pat. No. 10,167,614

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING HYDRAULIC COMPONENTS OF A WORK VEHICLE BASED ON STORED ELECTRO-HYDRAULIC SETTINGS

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A computer-implemented method for controlling the operation of at least one hydraulic component of a work vehicle, the work vehicle including a hydrostatic drive unit configured to rotationally drive associated wheels of the work vehicle and one or more hydraulic cylinders configured to adjust a position or at least on of a loader arm or an implement of the work vehicle, the method comprising:storing, with a computing device, a plurality of first electro-hydraulic settings for the hydrostatic drive unit and the one or more hydraulic cylinders of the work vehicle, each of the plurality of first electro-hydraulic settings including a combination of both a unique individual electro-hydraulic setting for the hydrostatic drive unit and a unique individual electro-hydraulic setting for the one or more hydraulic cylinders;
receiving, with the computing device, a first input associated with selecting a desired individual electro-hydraulic setting for the hydrostatic drive unit from one of the plurality of first electro-hydraulic settings;
receiving, with the computing device, a second input associated with selecting a desired individual electro-hydraulic setting for the one or more hydraulic cylinders from a different one of the plurality of first electro-hydraulic settings;
storing, with the computing device, a combination of the desired individual electro-hydraulic setting for the hydrostatic drive unit and the desired individual electro-hydraulic setting for the one or more hydraulic cylinders as a second electro-hydraulic setting;
receiving, with the computing device, a third input associated with an operator's selection of the second hydraulic setting;
actively controlling, with the computing device, the operation of the hydrostatic drive unit and the one or more cylinders in accordance with the desired individual electro-hydraulic settings associated with the second electro-hydraulic setting.

US Pat. No. 10,167,612

COUNTERWEIGHT DEVICE FOR ARRANGING ACCUMULATORS INSIDE THE COUNTERWEIGHT OF A WORKING MACHINE

Caterpillar SARL, Geneva...

1. A counterweight device in a working machine, the working machine including:a plurality of fluid pressure actuators;
a machine body driven by a first actuator of the plurality of fluid pressure actuators;
a working device mounted at a first end side of the machine body and operatively coupled to a second actuator of the plurality of fluid pressure actuators; and
a counterweight disposed on a second end side of the machine body, the second end side of the machine body being disposed opposite the first end side of the machine body,
the counterweight device comprising:
a temporary placement support structure disposed inside a recess portion of the counterweight; and
a plurality of accumulators disposed within the temporary placement support structure and fluidly coupled to the plurality of fluid pressure actuators for transfer of fluid power therebetween, the temporary placement support structure and the plurality of accumulators being mounted to the machine body independent of whether the counterweight is mounted to the machine body.

US Pat. No. 10,167,610

CONSTRUCTION MACHINE

Hitachi Construction Mach...

1. A construction machine comprising:an undercarriage;
an upperstructure that is turnably provided on the undercarriage;
an engine room that is provided on the upperstructure;
a reducing agent tank that is disposed in a radiator space adjacent to the engine room, and stores a reducing agent;
an engine, a cooling fan that rotates by driving of the engine, an injector that injects the reducing agent to exhaust gas exhausted from the engine, and a reducing agent hose that connects the injector and the reducing agent tank, which are provided in the engine room; and
a heat exchanger that is disposed between the reducing agent tank and the cooling fan, performs heat exchange by cooling air generated by rotation of the cooling fan to cool the engine, the construction machine comprising
a bracket for placing the heat exchanger, the bracket being composed of a strength member having a substantially U-shaped cross-section opened downward, having a first side plate section facing a side of the radiator space on which the reducing agent tank is disposed, a second side plate section facing inside of the engine room, and a top plate section connecting the first side plate section and the second side plate section, wherein
a first cutout section for allowing the reducing agent hose to be inserted, and a second cutout section for allowing the reducing agent hose to be inserted are provided in the first side plate section and the second side plate section, respectively, and
a portion of the reducing agent hose passes through the first cutout section and the second cutout section to be wired in an internal space of the bracket.

US Pat. No. 10,167,602

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IN-SITU CLEAN UP OF BURNABLE MATERIALS

Worcester Polytechnic Ins...

1. A method for burning a burnable material comprising:placing on top of a burnable material a first side of a porous matrix, wherein a plurality of heat conducting members are disposed only at the periphery of the porous matrix and extend from a second side opposite to the first side of the porous matrix, wherein the porous matrix is made of a thermally conductive material;
allowing the porous matrix to become at least partially submerged in the burnable material; and
igniting the burnable material to cause the burnable material to burn, wherein the plurality of heat conducting members act to reflux heat from burning of the burnable material back to unburned burnable material to cause nucleate boiling of the unburned burnable material.

US Pat. No. 10,167,600

PARTICLE REMOVING ARRANGEMENT FOR AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE

1. A particle removing arrangement adapted to remove particles from the upper contact surface of an electric rail comprised in an electric highway by the use of an airflow, where the particle removing arrangement is arranged in front of a current collector of a vehicle, where the particle removing arrangement comprises an inlet opening for inlet of air and an outlet opening for outlet of air, wherein the inlet opening is directed in a forward direction and the outlet opening is directed in a sideway to rearward direction in relation to the driving direction of the vehicle, and where the particle removing arrangement creates a particle removing airflow from a forward movement of the vehicle, wherein the particle removing arrangement has a first low, active position where the particle removing arrangement is positioned adjacent the upper contact surface of the electric rail and a second idle position where the particle removing arrangement is positioned above the first position.

US Pat. No. 10,167,596

PIVOTABLE LAMP SUPPORT STRUCTURE

AMERICAN LOUVER COMPANY, ...

1. A pivoting support system, comprising:a support element;
a bore, a counterbore, and a boss formed in the support element;
a device; and
a bolt rotatably connecting the device to the support element in a selective one of a main position and a pivoted position,
wherein the bolt is disposed at least partially within the bore, the bore, counterbore and boss enabling the bolt to be selectively positioned, within the bore, along a bore axis and along an axis other than the bore axis.

US Pat. No. 10,167,588

WASHING MACHINE AND WASHING WATER SUPPLY DEVICE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A washing machine comprising:a main body having a first washing space and an opening through which to receive laundry into the first washing space; and
an auxiliary washing unit seatable on the main body at a seating position while being coupled to the washing machine, the auxiliary washing unit including
a bottom part having no opening formed therein, and
a side part inclined from the bottom part,
so that the bottom part and the side part form a second washing space which faces upward and is accessible through the opening in the main body when the auxiliary washing unit is seated on the main body at the seating position while being coupled to the washing machine, wherein
the auxiliary washing unit includes a drain formed as a recession in an upper end of the side part so that the drain thereby forms an upper edge of the auxiliary washing unit,
the drain thereby being operable to discharge water contained in the second washing space into the first washing space by moving the auxiliary washing unit from the seating position while being coupled to the washing machine.

US Pat. No. 10,167,586

PRODUCTION PROCESS OF ENVIRONMENT-FRIENDLY DENIM FABRIC AND PRODUCTION LINE THEREOF

Tat Fung Textile Company ...

1. A production line of a denim fabric, comprising:a spinning unit having a spinning frame, a winding machine and a false twisting device, wherein the false twisting device is located between a front roller outlet and a yarn guide hook of the spinning frame and is for excessive pre-torsion of yarn slivers in an axial direction and generating twists which are the same in quantity but different in twisting direction on the yarn slivers;
a dyeing unit configured to perform adsorption of glucose-containing sulfur dyestuff on yarns with the twists in padding liquor of 60-90° C. and then perform color fixation;
a loom unit configured to perform a process of weaving to produce a fabric; and
a liquid ammonia finishing unit consisting of a fabric mercerizing device, an ammonia removal device, an ammonia recycling device and a controller, wherein the fabric mercerizing device is configured to enable fibers of the fabric to swell to achieve a mercerizing effect under certain temperature and tension and under dipping and action of ammonia; the ammonia removal device is configured to evaporate residual ammonia in the fabric; the ammonia recycling device is configured to collect evaporated ammonia and feed the evaporated ammonia back to the fabric mercerizing device for continuous use after the evaporated ammonia is cooled down and compressed; the controller is configured to control various parameters of the ammonia recycling device.

US Pat. No. 10,167,579

FLEECE FABRIC AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

Sanko Tekstil Isletmeleri...

1. A fabric having a first side and a second side, the fabric comprising weft yarns and warp yarns woven together in pattern, wherein at least some of the weft, or warp, yarns float over a plurality of warp yarns, or weft yarns, and below a plurality of warp yarns, or weft yarns, to provide weft, or warp, over portions on said first side and weft, or warp under portions on said second side,whereby at least one of said under portions and said over portions of the yarns form loops, wherein at least some of said yarns that form said loops are conjugate yarns comprising a plurality of filaments splittable into sub-filaments, and said loops of said conjugate yarns extend for a length of at least three adjacent warp, or weft, yarns,
wherein said under portions form said loops and said over portions define connection portions and said loops extend past a first number of yarns and the connection portions extend past a second number of yarns, the first number being at least 3 times the second number and less than 24 times the second number.

US Pat. No. 10,167,578

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR REGULATING TENSION IN WARPING

COLUMBIA INSURANCE COMPAN...

1. A warping system in proximity to a yarn creel that supplies yarn thereto, the warping system comprising:a beam for winding yarn thereon;
a warper configured to support and rotate the beam as yarn is wound onto the beam;
a warper top attached to the warper and positioned vertically above the warper;
a roller that is vertically above and vertically spaced from the warper top, the warper, and the beam, wherein the roller receives yarn directly from the yarn creel and redirects the yarn towards the beam;
an expansion comb positioned between the roller and the warper along a vertical axis, wherein the expansion comb is mounted to the warper top,
wherein at least a portion of the yarn extends between the roller and the beam and contacts the expansion comb while remaining substantially within a yarn plane, wherein the yarn plane is oriented at a substantially constant angle relative to a horizontal surface on which the warper is positioned, and
wherein the warper is further configured to articulate the beam relative to the roller to maintain the substantially constant angle between the yarn plane and the horizontal surface as the wound yarn on the outer diameter of the beam increases.

US Pat. No. 10,167,574

POROUS SURFACE FOR BIOMEDICAL DEVICES

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

1. A biomedical device, comprising:a support structure, the support structure comprising:
a substrate; and
one or more layers on the substrate, the support structure being transmissive to at least one wavelength of radiation;
a microarray formation layer formed over the support structure, wherein the microarray formation layer is a silicon nitride layer, and the microarray formation layer has one or more wells formed therein, each of the one or more wells having a bottom surface;
a porous silicon-containing layer formed on the bottom surface of the one or more wells, the porous silicon-containing layer having an exposed surface; and
a biological probe positioned in connection with the exposed surface of the porous silicon-containing layer.

US Pat. No. 10,167,572

LARGE AREA DEPOSITION OF GRAPHENE VIA HETERO-EPITAXIAL GROWTH, AND PRODUCTS INCLUDING THE SAME

Guardian Glass, LLC, Aub...

1. A method of making a graphene thin film, the method comprising:providing a back support substrate;
disposing a catalyst thin film, directly or indirectly, on the back support substrate;
introducing a hydrocarbon inclusive gas proximate to the catalyst thin film;
heating the back support substrate to cause the hydrocarbon inclusive gas to at least partially separate the carbon in the hydrocarbon inclusive gas and promote graphene growth in and/or on the catalyst thin film; and
actively cooling the back support substrate to promote crystallization of graphene, directly or indirectly, on an outermost surface of the catalyst thin film, in making the graphene thin film, said active cooling being performed in connection with an inert gas and in accordance with a cooling temperature profile that, as a whole, is non-constant, non-uniform, and non-linear in speed, and cools the back substrate from 900 degrees C. to 700 degrees C.

US Pat. No. 10,167,553

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A UNIFORM FLOW OF GAS

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

1. An outer distribution ring comprisinga round body having a top, bottom, inner diameter with an inner diameter face and an outer diameter with an outer diameter face;
a plenum formed in the top of the round body, the plenum having an outer peripheral face and an inner peripheral face defining a width and having a volume in a range of about 100 mL to about 900 mL; and
a plurality of openings in the inner peripheral face of the plenum forming a plurality of trenches connecting the plenum with the inner diameter face, the plurality of trenches substantially equally spaced about the inner peripheral face, the plurality of trenches extending from a top of the inner diameter face to a bottom of the inner diameter face, and the trenches having a combined volume in a range of about 20 mL to about 240 mL,
wherein a ratio of the combined volume of the trenches to the volume of the plenum is in the range of about 10% to about 30%.

US Pat. No. 10,167,545

INDIUM TIN OXIDE THIN FILMS WITH BOTH NEAR-INFRARED TRANSPARENCY AND EXCELLENT RESISTIVITY

Nanoco Technologies Ltd.,...

1. A method for a sputter deposition of an indium tin oxide film comprising:providing an indium tin oxide target comprising In2O3 and SnO2 in a ratio of about 90:10 by weight;
providing argon alone as a sputter gas at a pressure of about 3.5 millitorr; and
sputtering the indium tin oxide target on a substrate at a radio frequency power density of about 1.0 W/cm2 to obtain an indium tin oxide film having a transmission greater than 75% from 700 nm to 1500 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,167,542

METHOD FOR PRODUCING HOT-DIP ZN ALLOY-PLATED STEEL SHEET

NISSHIN STEEL CO., LTD., ...

1. A method for producing a hot-dip Zn alloy-plated steel sheet, comprising:forming a hot-dip Zn alloy plating layer on a surface of a substrate steel sheet by immersing the substrate steel sheet in a hot-dip Zn alloy plating bath containing Al and Mg; and
contacting a surface of the hot-dip Zn alloy plating layer with an aqueous solution obtained by dissolving, in water, at least one compound selected from the group consisting of vanadium acetylacetonate, vanadium oxysulfate, and vanadium pentoxide, to cool the substrate steel sheet and the hot-dip Zn alloy plating layer whose temperatures have been increased through formation of the hot-dip Zn alloy plating layer,
wherein the aqueous solution contains a polyatomic ion in a concentration of 0.01 g/L or more in terms of atom of V,
wherein a surface temperature of the hot-dip Zn alloy plating layer is 100° C. or above and equal to or less than a solidifying point of the plating layer when the surface of the hot-dip Zn alloy plating layer is contacted with the aqueous solution.

US Pat. No. 10,167,531

PROCESSING OF LITHIUM CONTAINING MATERIAL

Reed Advanced Materials P...

1. A process for treatment of a lithium containing material, the process comprising the steps of:(i) passing a lithium containing material to a leach step comprising a first leach stage and a second leach stage in which said lithium containing material is leached with hydrochloric acid to produce a pregnant leach solution;
(ii) passing said pregnant leach solution to a thickening step comprising a first thickening stage coupled subsequent to the first leach stage and a second thickening stage coupled subsequent to the second leach stage and subsequently pyrohydrolysing an overflow from said first thickening stage and an overflow from said second thickening stage, thereby converting any chlorides of aluminum and iron into insoluble oxides, removing same, and recovering residual hydrochloric acid that is utilized in the leach step (i), wherein an underflow from the first thickening stage coupled subsequent to the first leach stage is passed to the second leach stage and the second thickening stage coupled subsequent to the second leach stage, and wherein an underflow from the second thickening stage coupled subsequent to the second leach stage is passed to waste;
(iii) passing said pregnant leach solution from step (ii) to a series of impurity removal steps thereby providing a substantially purified lithium chloride solution;
(iv) passing the purified lithium chloride solution of step (iii) to an electrolysis step in which lithium chloride and added water are consumed thereby producing a lithium hydroxide solution, chlorine, and hydrogen;
(v) combining chlorine and hydrogen produced in the electrolysis step (iv) to produce hydrochloric acid that is utilized in the leach step (i); and
(vi) carbonating the lithium hydroxide solution produced in step (iv) by passing compressed carbon dioxide there through, thereby producing a lithium carbonate precipitate, or
b) wherein the lithium hydroxide solution produced in step (iv) is thickened by evaporation of water to provide lithium hydroxide monohydrate crystals, or
c) a portion of the lithium hydroxide solution is carbonated to produce a lithium carbonate precipitate, and another portion is thickened by evaporation of water to provide lithium hydroxide monohydrate crystals;
wherein the lithium containing material is an alpha-spodumene ore or ore concentrate and the process further comprises a first step in which that alpha-spodumene ore or ore concentrate is calcined to produce beta-spodumene.

US Pat. No. 10,167,495

MICROBE QUANTIFYING APPARATUS AND MICROBE QUANTIFYING METHOD

HITACHI, LTD., Tokyo (JP...

1. A microbe quantifying apparatus comprising:a filtering mechanism that is configured to filter microbes contained in a fluid sample with a filter having an upper layer of a hydrophilic filter and a lower layer of a hydrophobic filter;
a quantifying mechanism that is configured to quantify the microbes with a specified biological material contained in the microbes on the filter as an index; and
an anti-drying mechanism that is configured to prevent drying of the microbes on the filter, wherein
the anti-drying mechanism includes:
a level gauge that is configured to detect fluid quantity on the filter to output a fluid quantity detection signal,
a buffer solution injector that is configured to supply buffer solution fluid onto the filter, and
a control unit that is configured to:
perform a filtration control based on the fluid quantity detection signal, wherein the control unit is configured to: (i) activate the buffer solution injector to supply buffer solution onto the filter when determining based on the fluid quantity detection signal that the fluid quantity has decreased to a predetermined quantity or less, and (ii) stop the filtering mechanism when the fluid quantity on the filter decreases to the predetermined quantity or less, based on the fluid quantity detection signal from the level gauge, and
perform a control to couple and decouple the suction head to the filtering mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,167,487

METHODS, CELLS AND REAGENTS FOR PRODUCTION OF ISOPRENE, DERIVATIVES AND INTERMEDIATES THEREOF

1. A method for synthesizing 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-CoA comprising:enzymatically converting 4-methyl-2-oxopentanoate to 3-methylbut-2-enoyl-CoA by:
(a) enzymatically converting 4-methyl-2-oxopentanoate to 3-methylbutanal; enzymatically converting 3-methylbutanal to 3-methylbutanoate; and enzymatically converting 3-methylbutanoate to 3-methylbutanoyl-CoA;
(b) enzymatically converting 4-methyl-2-oxopentanoate to 3-methylbutanoyl-CoA; or
(c) both (a) and (b);
enzymatically converting 3-methylbutanoyl-CoA to 3-methylbut-2-enoyl-CoA;
enzymatically converting 3-methylbut-2-enoyl-CoA to 3-methyl-glutaconyl CoA; and
enzymatically converting 3-methyl-glutaconyl-CoA to 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-CoA.

US Pat. No. 10,167,480

STRONG ACTIVATION DOMAIN

Mendel Biotechnology, Inc...

11. A method for increasing expression of a target polynucleotide sequence, the method comprising:(a) generating a nucleic acid construct encoding a chimeric polypeptide consisting of a transactivation domain covalently linked to a heterologous transcription regulatory polypeptide, wherein said transactivation domain consists of SEQ ID NO: 37 or a sequence having at least 25% identity thereto and comprising SEQ ID NO:55, and, wherein said transcription regulatory polypeptide comprises a DNA binding domain; and
(b) introducing the nucleic acid construct into a host cell.

US Pat. No. 10,167,434

INTEGRATED HYDROCRACKING PROCESS

SAUDI BASIC INDUSTRIES CO...

1. An integrated hydrocracking process for production of olefinic and aromatic petrochemicals from a hydrocarbon feedstock comprising crude oil, the process comprising:treating the hydrocarbon feedstock comprising crude oil and a residual liquid product in a first hydrocracking zone in the presence of hydrogen under effective conditions producing a first effluent having an increased hydrogen content;
separating the first effluent into a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) comprising stream and a liquid phase stream;
separating said LPG comprising stream into one or more streams chosen from a stream comprising hydrogen, a stream comprising methane, a steam comprising ethane, a stream comprising butanes, a stream comprising propane, a stream comprising C1-minus, a stream comprising C3-minus, a stream comprising C1-C2, a stream comprising C3-C4, a stream comprising C2-C3, a stream comprising C1-C3, a stream comprising C1-C4, a stream comprising C2-C4, a stream comprising C2-minus and a stream comprising C4-minus;
further processing said one or more streams in a steam cracker unit and at least one unit chosen from the group of a butanes dehydrogenation unit, a propane dehydrogenation unit, a combined propane-butanes dehydrogenation unit, and a combination of units thereof to produce mixed product stream(s);
feeding the mixed product stream(s) from said steam cracker unit and said at least one unit, chosen from the group of said butanes dehydrogenation unit, said propane dehydrogenation unit, said combined propane-butanes dehydrogenation unit, and said combination of units thereof, to a second separation section;
thermally cracking at least a portion of the liquid phase stream in a resid hydrocracking zone to produce slurry intermediate product; and
separating the mixed product stream(s).

US Pat. No. 10,167,426

REACTIVE PERPENDICULAR ALIGNED ORGANOSILICON MATERIAL AND MANUFACTURE METHOD OF LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY PANEL

SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOE...

1. A manufacture method of a liquid crystal display panel, comprising following steps:step 1, providing a CF substrate, a TFT substrate, and a liquid crystal mixture;
wherein a first electrode is disposed on a surface of a side of the CF substrate, a second electrode is disposed on a surface of a side of the TFT substrate;
the liquid crystal mixture comprising liquid crystal molecules, reactive perpendicular aligned organosilicon materials, and reactive monomers, wherein a general structural formula of the reactive perpendicular aligned organosilicon material is A-R, A is —SiCl3; R represents a linear chained or a branched chained alkyl group with 5˜20 C atoms, a CH2 group in the alkyl group is substituted by a phenyl group, a naphthenic base, —CONH—, —COO—, —O—CO—, —S—, —CO— or —CH?CH—, or a F atom or a Cl atom substitutes for a H atom in the alkyl group;
dropping the liquid crystal mixture on a surface of a side of the TFT substrate whereon the second electrode disposed by a liquid crystal dropping process, gluing frame adhesive on margins of a surface of a side of the CF substrate whereon the first electrode disposed, pasting the CF substrate and the TFT substrate in vacuum;
meanwhile, a CI atom in the reactive perpendicular aligned organosilicon material and —OH on a surface of the substrate forming a hydrogen bond, leading to array perpendicularly on the substrate, in order to make liquid crystal molecules be perpendicular to the CF substrate and the TFT substrate;
step 2, UV radiating for solidification and heating for solidification of the frame adhesive, in the process of heating for solidification of the frame adhesive, —Si—Cl in the reactive perpendicular aligned organosilicon material and —OH on surfaces of the CF substrate and the TFT substrate reacting, removing HCl to form a —Si—O— bond, which can anchor the reactive perpendicular aligned organosilicon material on surfaces of the CF substrate and the TFT substrate by means of a —Si—O— bond;
step 3, applying voltage to two sides of the liquid crystal mixture by the first electrode and the second electrode, redirecting liquid crystal molecules;
step 4, applying voltage to two sides of the liquid crystal mixture and simultaneously radiating UV light on the liquid crystal mixture to polymerize the reactive perpendicular aligned organosilicon materials and the reactive monomers on surfaces of the CF substrate and the TFT substrate, in order to anchor liquid crystal molecules;
step 5, removing voltage from the two sides of the liquid crystal mixture, making liquid crystal molecules to engender a pre—tilt angle.

US Pat. No. 10,167,421

PHENOL-ALKOXYLATE CO-SOLVENT SURFACTANT COMPOSITION

Board of Regents, The Uni...

1. A method of converting an unrefined petroleum acid into a surfactant, the method comprising:(i) contacting a petroleum material with an aqueous composition comprising water, an anionic surfactant, an alkali agent, and a co-solvent having the formula
whereinR1 is independently hydrogen or unsubstituted C1-C4 alkyl;
R2 is independently hydrogen or unsubstituted C1-C2 alkyl; and
n is an integer from 1 to 30, thereby forming an emulsion in contact with the petroleum material;
wherein the co-solvent is present in an amount of from 0.25% to 3% by weight, based on the weight of the aqueous composition, wherein the aqueous composition has a salinity of at least 5,000 ppm and a pH of from 9.5 to 12, and wherein the anionic surfactant consists essentially of one or more anionic surfactants that are not alcohol phosphate surfactants or phosphate alkyl ester surfactants, and
(ii) allowing the unrefined petroleum acid within an unrefined petroleum material to enter into the emulsion, thereby converting the unrefined petroleum acid into the surfactant.

US Pat. No. 10,167,415

REDUCTION IN LARGE PARTICLE COUNTS IN POLISHING SLURRIES

FUJIFILM PLANAR SOLUTIONS...

1. A method of polishing a semiconductor wafer surface, comprising the step of contacting the wafer surface with a pad and a polishing composition, the polishing composition comprising:glycine as a removal rate enhancer;
a corrosion inhibitor; and
an abrasive;
wherein the glycine has a conductivity C in deionized water, and wherein the glycine obeys the following inequality:
C?a*W+b,
wherein W is the wt % of the glycine, based on the total weight of the composition, wherein 0.0005 wherein W is greater than zero and less than or equal to twenty percent, based on the total weight of the composition,
wherein the composition has a large particle count, wherein the large particle count is defined by the number of particles per milliliter of the composition having a size greater than 0.56 micrometers,
and wherein the conductivity C and the large particle count have a positive correlation, such that the lower the conductivity, the lower the large particle count.

US Pat. No. 10,167,412

PHENOL POLYMER WITH 5,5?-BIARYL BONDS, METHOD FOR PREPARING SAME, AND USES THEREOF

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA R...

1. A phenol polymer obtained by oligomerization catalyzed by an enzyme of oxidase type, said phenol polymer comprising a plurality of monomers, said monomers being of one or more macropolyphenol(s), each macropolyphenol having a structure with at least two phenol rings corresponding to general formula (I):
wherein:
p represents an integer between 1 and 30,
R1, R?1, R2, R?2, R3 and R?3, which may be identical or different, each represent a hydrogen atom, a chlorine atom, a bromine atom, an iodine atom, a fluorine atom, or an alkyl, benzyl, Xalkyl, where appropriate substituted, Xbenzyl, where appropriate substituted, Xacyl, B(OR?)2, NHR?, NO2, SR?O or SO2R? group,
where X represents N, O, S or P
and R? represents an alkyl group or an aryl group,
R1 and R?1 do not represent a hydrogen atom,
Y and Y?, which may be identical or different, each represent:
either an oxygen atom, a sulfur atom or a deconjugating group, said deconjugating group comprising neither an epoxide ring, nor an aziridine ring, nor a phenol group which is not substituted on all its carbon atoms, said deconjugating group not comprising a bond conjugated with the phenol ring to which said deconjugating group is bonded,
or a group corresponding to formula (II):

wherein:
q represents an integer between 1 and 8,
Y1 represents an oxygen atom, a sulfur atom or a deconjugating group, said deconjugating group comprising neither an epoxide ring, nor an aziridine ring, nor a phenol group which is not substituted on all its carbon atoms, said deconjugating group not comprising a bond conjugated with the phenol ring of the group of formula (II),
Z1 represents a heteroatom or a spacer group comprising neither an epoxide ring, nor an aziridine ring, nor a phenol group which is not substituted on all its carbon atoms, nor an alkenyl group, nor an alkynyl group,
and Z represents:
either a heteroatom or a spacer group comprising neither an epoxide ring, nor an aziridine ring, nor a phenol group which is not substituted on all its carbon atoms, nor an alkenyl group, nor an alkynyl group,
or a group corresponding to formula (III):

wherein q represents an integer between 1 and 8,
the bonds between the monomers of the one or more macropolyphenol(s) of general formula (I), within said polymer, being exclusively 5,5-biaryl bonds.

US Pat. No. 10,167,411

NEUTRAL LAYER POLYMERS, METHODS OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF AND ARTICLES COMPRISING THE SAME

DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES L...

1. A composition comprising:a block copolymer comprising a first segment and a second segment that are covalently bonded to each other and that are chemically different from each other; where the first segment has a first surface free energy and where the second segment has a second surface free energy;
an additive copolymer; comprising segment A and segment B and a surface energy reducing moiety X, where segment A comprises repeat units of unit A and segment B comprises repeat units of unit B, where the surface free energy reducing moiety X has a lower surface free energy than that of the segment A and the segment B; where segment A or segment B has an affinity for either the first segment or the second segment; where the surface free energy reducing moiety X is chemically different from the first segment and from the second segment and comprises a fluorine atom, a silicon atom, an unsubstituted or substituted C1-C12 hydrocarbyl, or a combination thereof; where the additive copolymer is not water miscible; where the additive copolymer is not covalently bonded with the block copolymer; where the additive copolymer is operative to form a neutral layer on a surface of the block copolymer and to facilitate formation of domains in the block copolymer that are perpendicular to a surface of a substrate that the composition is disposed on; where the surface free energy reducing moiety X is covalently bonded to either segment A or segment B; and where the surface free energy reducing moiety X is a single repeat unit, an oligomeric repeat unit, or a polymeric repeat unit; and
a solvent.

US Pat. No. 10,167,405

AQUEOUS COLORING AGENT DISPERSION FOR INKJET, INK COMPOSITION, INKJET RECORDING METHOD, AND COLORED BODY

NIPPON KAYAKU KABUSHIKI K...

1. An aqueous coloring agent dispersion for inkjet comprising at least a coloring agent (I), a liquid medium (II), and a polymer dispersion agent (III),wherein the polymer dispersion agent (III) is an A-B block polymer obtained by copolymerizing, via a living radical polymerization method, y using as a polymerization initiator any one of a mixture of an organic tellurium compound and an organic ditellurium compound, and a mixture of the organic tellurium compound, an azo-based polymerization initiator, and the organic ditellurium compound,
wherein the organic tellurium compound is represented by the following formula (1):

wherein, R1 represents a C1-C8 alkyl group, an aryl group, a substituted aryl group, or an aromatic heterocyclic group; R2 and R3 represent a hydrogen atom or a C1-C8 alkyl group; and R4 represents an aryl group, a substituted aryl group, an aromatic heterocyclic group, an acyl group, an amide group, an oxycarbonyl group, or a cyano group, and
the organic ditellurium compound is represented by the following formula (2):
(R1Te)2  (2)
wherein, R1 has the same meaning as in the above formula (1),
wherein A and B are polymers obtained by polymerizing different monomers, and
the monomer for configuring the A block is two kinds of monomers represented by the following formula (3) in which R5 is a hydrogen atom and R6 is a methyl group and a monomer in which R5 is an n-butyl group and R6 is a methyl group:
and the monomer for configuring the B block is benzyl methacrylate,wherein a mass ratio of the polymer dispersion agent (III) to the coloring agent (I) is 0.1 to 1.0, and
wherein a mass average molecular weight of the B block to that of the polymer dispersion agent (III) is 50 to 74%.

US Pat. No. 10,167,402

ELECTRO-OPTICAL SECURITY ELEMENT FOR SECURTIY AND/OR VALUABLE DOCUMENT

BUNDESDRUCKEREI GMBH, Be...

1. A security element for a security and/or valuable document, comprising a matrix based on an organic polymeric material, wherein at least one electrically conductive pigment is dispersed in the matrix, and at least one organic light-emitting semiconductor dispersed in the matrix, which semiconductor is capable of non-contact excitation of light emission, in the presence of the conductive pigment, and wherein the particle size of the conductive pigment is less than 200 nm, and the organic light-emitting semiconductor is not encapsulated, and is directly surrounded by the matrix and is embedded therein, wherein properties of the security element depend on an interaction of the organic polymeric material and the at least one organic light-emitting semiconductor in the matrix that differs depending on a type of excitation.

US Pat. No. 10,167,391

AZO COMPOUND, USE THEREOF AND METHOD FOR PREPARING SAME

BIONEER CORPORATION, Dae...

1. A quencher comprising a compound represented by the following formula 1:A1-N?N-A2-N?N-A3  Formula 1
wherein
A1 has a structure of the following formula 2;
A2 has a structure of the following formula 4; and
A3 has a structure of the following formula 5,

wherein
Z1 to Z4 are CR1
R1 is hydrogen or a nitro group;
X1 is CH2, NH, sulfur or oxygen; and
X2 is CH or nitrogen,

wherein
Z10 to Z13 are CR3;
R3 is hydrogen, a hydroxyl group, a C1-C10 alkoxy group NR11R12, or a C1-C10 alkyl group, with the proviso that all CR3 are not simultaneously hydrogen;

wherein,
Z14 to Z17 are CR4;
R4 is hydrogen or a C1-C10 alkyl group;
Z18 is CH or nitrogen; and
L1 and L2 are each independently hydrogen, a C1-C30 alkyl group, a hydroxy-substituted C1-C30 alkyl group, a C1-C30 carboxyl group or a C1-C30 carbonyloxy-substituted C1-C30 alkyl group,
or
A1 has a structure of the following formula 3;
A2 has a structure of the following formula 4; and
A3 has a structure of the following formula 5,

wherein
Z5 is nitrogen and Z6 to Z9 are each independently CR2;
R2 is hydrogen

wherein
Z10 to Z13 are CR3;
R3 is hydrogen, a hydroxyl group or a C1-C10 alkoxy group or a C1-C10 alkyl group

wherein,
Z14 to Z17 are CR4;
R4 is hydrogen or a C1-C10 alkyl group
Z18 is CH or nitrogen; and
L1 and L2 are each independently hydrogen, a C1-C30 alkyl group a hydroxy-substituted C1-C30 alkyl group, a C1-C30 carboxyl group or a C1-C30 carbonyloxy-substituted C1-C30 alkyl group.

US Pat. No. 10,167,388

BLOCK COPOLYMERS, SYNTHESIS AND APPLICATION AS DEHYDRATING AND DESALTING OF HEAVY CRUDES

INSTITUTO MEXICANO DEL PE...

1. Block copolymers ?,?-di-aryl or alkyl sulfonates of poly(ethylene oxide)w-poly(propylene oxide)-poly(ethylene oxide)w of bis-ammonium characterized by having following structural general formulas (1) to (5):where R isand R represents triblock copolymers with molecular weights in the range from 1000 to 4000 Daltons, of poly(ethylene oxide)w-poly(propylene oxide)-poly(ethylene oxide)w type, obtained by the use of ethylene glycol as an initiator,w and y are whole numbers consistent with the molecular weight,
R1, R2 and R3 radicals are independently selected from the group consisting of —CH2(CH2)AB; -CEGJ; —CH2CHLM; —CH2(CH2)QM;

where A is a number between 1 and 9, B is H,
E, G and J are a radical independently selected from the group consisting of: —H, methyl, ethyl, n-propyl, iso-propyl, sec-butyl, iso-butyl, tert-butyl, n-butyl, phenyl, cyclohexyl, and cyclopentyl,
L is a radical represented by methyl or ethyl, and M is a hydroxyl group,
Q is a number between 1 and 5, T is represented by groups E, G and J, NO2, Cl, F and Br,
R4 is a radical independently selected from the group consisting of —(CH2)AB; —OU; —CH(C6H5)2; and —C(C6H5)3, where A is a number between 1 and 9; B is H, U is a radical independently selected from the group consisting of methyl, ethyl and benzyl,
R5 is a radical independently selected from the group consisting of -(2-methyl-phenyl), -(4-methyl-phenyl), and -(4-phenyl-phenyl);
R6 is a radical independently selected from the group consisting of -(4-methoxy-phenyl), -(4-piperazinyl), and NO2;
R7 is a radical independently selected from the group consisting of Br, (phenyl-sulfanyl), and (methyl-sulfanyl);
R8 is a radical independently selected from the group consisting of NO2 and Br;
R9 is Br;
R10 is (octyloxy);
R11 is Br;
R12 is a radical selected from the group consisting of -methyl, -(4-methyl-phenyl), and -(2-methoxy-phenyl);
R13 is a radical selected from the group consisting of NO2, -(4-methyl-phenyl), -(3-methyl-phenyl), -(2-methoxy-phenyl), and -(3-methoxy-phenyl);
R14 radical represented by -methyl, -(2-phenoxy-ethoxy), -(4-nitro-phenoxy), -(4-phenoxy-butoxy), and
Z is a radical independently selected from the group consisting of methanesulfonate, benzenesulfonate and para-toluenesulfonate.

US Pat. No. 10,167,377

PHOSPHORUS CONTAINING EPOXY COMPOUNDS AND COMPOSITIONS THEREFROM

FRX POLYMERS, INC., Chel...

1. A compound of Formula I:wherein:R is C1 to C20 alkyl, C1 to C20 alkenyl, C1 to C20 alkynyl, substituted C1 to C20 alkyl, substituted C1 to C20 alkenyl, substituted C1 to C20 alkynyl, C3 to C20 cycloalkyl, substituted C3 to C20 cycloalkyl, C6 to C20 aryl, C6 to C20 heteroaryl, substituted C6 to C20 aryl, or substituted C6 to C20 heteroaryl;
X is C1 to C20 alkylene, C1 to C20 alkenylene, C1 to C20 alkynylene, substituted C1 to C20 alkylene, substituted C1 to C20 alkenylene, substituted C1 to C20 alkynylene, C3 to C20 cycloalkylene, substituted C3 to C20 cycloalkylene, C6 to C20 arylene, C6 to C20 heteroarylene, or substituted C6 to C20 heteroarylene;
Y is X—OH or X—O—Z-epoxy, C6 to C20 arylene, C6 to C20 heteroarylene, substituted C6 to C20 arylene, substituted C6 to C20 heteroarylene, carboxyl, amine, vinyl, or isocyanate;
Z is C1 to C20 alkylene, C1 to C20 alkenylene, C1 to C20 alkynylene, substituted C1 to C20 alkylene, substituted C1 to C20 alkenylene, or substituted C1 to C20 alkynylene; and
n is an integer from 2 to 1000; and
wherein the compound has a weight average molecular weight of from about 5,000 g/mole to about 10,000 g/mole as determined by gel permeation chromatography based on polystyrene calibration.

US Pat. No. 10,167,372

MANUFACTURE OF POLYLACTIC ACID FOAMS USING LIQUID CARBON DIOXIDE

BIOPOLYMER NETWORK LIMITE...

1. A method of producing polylactic acid foam, the method comprising(a) providing a crystallisable polylactic acid resin, the crystallisable polylactic acid resin comprising a polylactic acid resin that has been prepared in an amorphous state and that has been impregnated with liquid CO2 at a temperature of ?57° C. to 0° C., the resin comprising less than 5% crystallinity as determined by differential scanning calorimetry and at least 92% by weight L- or D-lactic acid, and
(b) expanding the impregnated resin to produce a foam having a crystallinity of at least 15% by weight and a density of 5 to about 150 g/L.

US Pat. No. 10,167,351

METHODS OF CONTROLLING POLYOLEFIN MELT INDEX WHILE INCREASING CATALYST PRODUCTIVITY

Univation Technologies, L...

1. A method comprising:contacting in a fluidized bed gas phase reactor an olefin monomer with a catalyst system in the presence of an induced condensing agent (ICA) to produce a first polyolefin having a first melt index, the catalyst system comprising a metallocene catalyst;
increasing a partial pressure of the ICA in the reactor to produce a second polyolefin having a second melt index;
wherein increasing the partial pressure of the ICA results in a higher catalyst productivity for producing the second polyolefin when compared to the catalyst productivity for producing the first polyolefin.

US Pat. No. 10,167,308

HIGHLY EFFICIENT SYNTHESIS OF LONG RNA USING REVERSE DIRECTION APPROACH

ChemGenes Corporation, W...

1. A process of synthesizing an RNA oligonucleotide of the following formula:
wherein:
B is a member selected from the group consisting of adenine, cytosine, guanine, uracil, 6-oxopurine, 5-methyl-cytosine, 5-methyl-uracil, 5-fluro-uracil, 7-deaza-adenine, 7-deaze-adenine and 5-fluro-cytosine;
n is an integer from 100 to about 200;
L is a nucleoside, or a non-nucleoside ligand wherein the non-nucleoside ligand is a member selected from the group consisting of cholesterol with a linker or a spacer, biotin, ethyleneglycol, glycerol, a polyethyelenglycol, a hexaehtyleneglycol, an amino linker, a disulfide linker, a peptide linker, a polypeptide linker, a protein, a flurophore, a quencher dye, one or more 2?,5?-linked deoxynucleoside unit, one or more 2?,5?-linked ribonucleoside unit, and one or more 2?,5?-linked deoxyribose unit,
wherein L is attached at the 3?-end of the RNA nucleotide through an intervening phosphate; and
the process of synthesizing the RNA oligonucleotide is in a direction from the 5?-end to the 3?-end of the RNA nucleotide, and the process comprises the steps of:
(a) taking a nucleoside solid support represented by Formula 2:

wherein:
M is a linker represented by the formula Y—C(O) and optionally connected to a solid support suitable for oligonucleotide synthesis,
wherein Y is a hydrocarbon diradical moiety having a length between 2 carbons and 20 carbons, and Y is selected from the group consisting of alkyl, alkenyl, cycloalkyl, aryl, and aralkyl, and the hydrocarbon diradical moiety optionally comprises intervening —O—, —S—, —S(O)2— —C(O)— and —NR6— where R6 is a hydrogen radical, or a substituted C1 to C20 alkyl or a substituted aralkyl;
W is selected from the group consisting of an oxygen diradical, an N—H diradical, and a fluorine radical, and R is selected so that:
if W is an oxygen diradical, then R is tert butyl dimethyl silyl (TBDMS) or triisopropylsilyl oxymethylene (TOM); and
if W is an N—H diradical, then R is of the form R5x, where x is selected from the group consisting of fluorenylmethyloxycarbonyl (Fmoc), trifluoroacetyl, acetyl, alkanoyl and aroyl; and
if W is a fluorine radical, then R is not present;
B is selected from the group consisting of nucleoside base radicals consisting of 9-(N6-benzoyladeninyl)-, 9-(N6-acetyladeninyl)-, 9-(N6-tert-butyl phenoxyacetyladeninyl)-, 9-(N6-phenoxyacetyladeninyl)-, 9-(N6-isopropyl phenoxyacetyladeninyl)-, 1-(N6—(N,N-dimethylformamidinyl)adeninyl), 1-(N4-benzoylcytosinyl)-, 1-(N4-acetylcytosinyl)-, 1-(N4—(N,N-dimethylformamidinyl)cytosinyl)-, 1-(N4-phenoxyacetylcytosinyl)-, 1-(N4-tert-butylphenoxyacetylcytosinyl)-, 1-(N4-isopropyl phenoxyacetylcytosinyl)-, 9-(N2-isobutylguaninyl)-, 9-(N2-tert butyl phenoxyacetylguaninyl)-, 9-(N2-isopropyl phenoxyacetylguaninyl)-, 1-(N4-phenoxyacetylcytosinyl)-, 1-(N4-tert butyl phenoxyacetylcytosinyl)-, 1-(N4-isopropyl phenoxyacetylcytosinyl)-, and 1-uracilyl-; or
B is a modified nucleoside base radical selected from the consisting of 1-(N4-benzoyl-5-methylcytosinyl)-, 1-(N4-—(N,N-dimethylformamidinyl)-5-methylcytosinyl)-, 1-(N4-acetyl-5-methylcytosinyl)-, 1-(5-methyl-uracilyl)-, 1-(5-fluoro-uracilyl)-, 1-(N4-benzoyl-5-fluorocytosinyl)-, 9-(N6-benzoyl-7-deazaadeninyl)-, 9-(N6—(N,N-dimethylformamidinyl)-7-deazaadenyl)-, 9-(N2-isobutyl-7-deazaguaninyl)-, and 9-(N2—(N,N-dimethylformamidinyl)-7-deazaguaninyl)-;
Z is a member selected from the group consisting of dimethoxy triphenyl (DMT), monomethoxy triphenyl (MMT) and trimethoxy triphenyl (TMT);
(b) placing a phosphoramidite represented by Formula 1 on a oligonucleotide synthesizer;

wherein
Y is an oxygen atom or a sulfur atom;
W is selected from the group consisting of an oxygen diradical, an N—H diradical, and a fluorine radical; and R4 is selected so that:
if W is an oxygen diradical, then R4 is tert butyl dimethyl silyl (TBDMS) or triisopropylsilyl oxymethylene (TOM); and
if W is an N—H diradical, then R4 is of the form R5X, where x is selected from the group consisting of fluorenylmethyloxycarbonyl (Fmoc), trifluoroacetyl, acetyl, alkanoyl and aroyl; and
if W is a fluorine radical, then R4 is not present;
B is selected from the group consisting of nucleoside base radicals consisting of 9-(N6-benzoyladeninyl)-, 9-(N6-acetyladeninyl)-, 9-(N6-tert-butyl phenoxyacetyladeninyl)-, 9-(N6-phenoxyacetyladeninyl)-, 9-(N6-isopropyl phenoxyacetyladeninyl)-, 1-(N6—(N,N-dimethylformamidinyl)adeninyl), 1-(N4-benzoylcytosinyl)-, 1-(N4-acetylcytosinyl)-, 1-(N4—(N,N-dimethylformamidinyl)cytosinyl)-, 1-(N4-phenoxyacetylcytosinyl)-, 1-(N4-tert-butylphenoxyacetylcytosinyl)-, 1-(N4-isopropyl phenoxyacetylcytosinyl)-, 9-(N2-isobutylguaninyl)-, 9-(N2-tert butyl phenoxyacetylguaninyl)-, 9-(N2-isopropyl phenoxyacetylguaninyl)-, 1-(N4-phenoxyacetylcytosinyl)-, 1-(N4-tert butyl phenoxyacetylcytosinyl)-, 1-(N4-isopropyl phenoxyacetylcytosinyl)-, and 1-uracilyl-; or
B is a modified nucleoside base radical selected from the consisting of 1-(N4-benzoyl-5-methylcytosinyl)-, 1-(N4—(N,N-dimethylformamidinyl)-5-methylcytosinyl)-, 1-(N4-acetyl-5-methylcytosinyl)-, 1-(5-methyl-uracilyl)-, 1-(5-fluoro-uracilyl)-, 1-(N4-benzoyl-5-fluorocytosinyl)-, 9-(N6-benzoyl-7-deazaadeninyl)-, 9-(N6—(N,N-dimethylformamidinyl)-7-deazaadenyl)-, 9-(N2-isobutyl-7-deazaguaninyl)-, and 9-(N2—(N,N-dimethylformamidinyl)-7-deazaguaninyl)-;
Z is a member selected from the group consisting of dimethoxy triphenyl (DMT), monomethoxy triphenyl (MMT) and trimethoxy triphenyl (TMT);
R1 is an alkyl or aryl radical;
R2 is an alkyl or aryl radical; and
R3 is cyanoethyl, alkyl or aryl radical;
B is hydrogen or a nucleobase that is optionally functionalized at each primary amine with an amine protecting group;
(c) removing the protecting group Z from the nucleoside solid support represented by Formula 2;
(d) performing the process of RNA synthesis by coupling the nucleoside of Formula 2 and the phosphoramidite of Formula 1 in the oligonucleotide synthesizer using a mixture of ancillary regents to result in an oligonucleotide having at least one protecting group;
(e) providing a phosphoramidite with the L group;
(f) adding the phosphoramidite with the L group at the end of the oligonucleotide to result in an oligonucleotide having the L group;
(g) detaching the oligonucleotide having the L group from the solid support;
(h) removing the at least one protecting group from the oligonucleotide;
(i) removing a silyl protecting group to result in the oligonucleotide;
(j) participating the oligonucleotide; and
(k) analyzing the oligonucleotide for purity determination,
wherein the mixture of ancillary reagent in step (d) comprises phenoxy acetic anhydride/tetrahydrofuran/pyridine), 10% N-methylimidazole/tetrohydrofuran), 3% trichloroacetic acid in toluene, 0.05 M iodine/pyridine/water/tetrahyrofuran and 5-ethylthio-1-H-tetrazole at 0.35 M in acetonitrile.

US Pat. No. 10,167,304

RUTHENIUM COMPOUND, MATERIAL FOR THIN FILM FORMATION, AND PROCESS FOR THIN FILM FORMATION

ADEKA CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. A ruthenium compound represented by general formula (I):
wherein R1, R2, and R3 each independently represent a straight or branched chain alkyl group having 1 to 5 carbon atoms, provided that the total number of the carbon atoms of R1 and R2 is 3 to 10.

US Pat. No. 10,167,299

1-(3-AMINOPROPYL) SUBSTITUTED CYCLIC AMINE COMPOUNDS, PREPARATION METHOD THEREFOR, AND PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS AND USES THEREOF

SHANGHAI INSTITUTE OF MAT...

1. A compound of formula I, a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, enantiomer, diastereoisomer, racemate or mixture thereof,
wherein,
W is absent or —CH2CH2—;
X is N or CR6;
R1 is selected from a 5 to 7-membered heteroaryl unsubstituted or substituted with 1-3 substituents, wherein said heteroaryl contains 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from oxygen, sulfur or nitrogen and each of said substituents is independently selected from a halogen, a C1-C4 straight or branched alkyl, a C1-C4 straight or branched haloalkyl, a C1-C4 straight or branched alkyloxy, a C1-C4 straight or branched chain haloalkoxy, —NR10R11, —C(?O)R12, a C1-C4 straight or branched alkanoyloxy, a cyano, a nitro and a hydroxy, or two adjacent R1 substituents with the atoms to which each is attached are combined to form a fused 5-7 membered ring;
each of R10 and R11 is independently selected from a group consisting of H, a C1-C4 straight or branched alkyl and —C(?O)R13;
R12 is selected from a group consisting of a C1-C4 straight or branched alkyl, a C1-C4 straight or branched alkyloxy, a hydroxyl, an amino (NH2) and a C1-C4 straight or branched alkylamino;
R13 is selected from a group consisting of H and a C1-C4 straight or branched alkyl;
R2 is selected from the following groups unsubstituted or substituted with 1-3 substituents: a C1-C6 straight or branched alkyl, a C3-C7 cycloalkyl, a 4 to 7-membered heterocyclic group, a C6-C12 aryl or a 5-7 membered heteroaryl; wherein, said substituent is selected from a group consisting of a halogen, a hydroxy, a C1-C4 straight or branched alkyl, a C1-C4 straight or branched haloalkyl, a C1-C4 straight or branched alkyloxy, a C1-C4 straight or branched alkyl carbonyl, a C1-C4 straight or branched haloalkoxy, a C1-C4 straight or branched alkylsulfonyl group, a C1-C4 straight or branched alkylsulfonylcarbamoyl, a tetrazolyl, a cyano, a nitro, an amino, a carboxy, a phenyl, a halophenyl, a phenoxy, and a halophenoxy;
each of R3, R4 and R5 is independently selected from a group consisting of H, a C1-C6 straight or branched alkyl and a C3-C7 cycloalkyl;
R6 is selected from a group consisting of H and a C1-C6 straight or branched alkyl; alternatively, R5 and R6 may bind together with

 to form

R7 is selected from a group consisting of H, C(?O)R8, C(?O)OR8, C(?O)NR8R9, SO2R8 and the following groups substituted by 1-3 substituents a C1-C6 straight or branched alkyl, a C3-C7 cycloalkyl, a 4 to 7-membered heterocyclic group, a benzyl, a C6-C12 aryl and a 5-7 membered heteroaryl; wherein said substituent is selected from a halogen, a hydroxy, a C1-C4 straight or branched alkyloxy, a C1-C4 straight or branched alkyl, a C1-C4 straight or branched haloalkyl, a C1-C4 straight or branched haloalkoxy, a cyano, a nitro, an amino and a carboxyl;
each of R8 and R9 is independently selected from a group consisting of a hydrogen and the following groups unsubstituted or substituted with 1-3 substituents: a C1-C6 straight or branched alkyl, a C3-C7 cycloalkyl, a 4-7 membered heterocyclic group, a benzyl, a C6-C12 aryl and a 5-7 membered heteroaryl; wherein said substituent is selected from a group consisting of a halogen, a hydroxy, a C1-C4 straight or branched alkoxy, a C1-C4 straight or branched alkyl, a C1-C4 straight or branched haloalkyl, a C1-C4 straight or branched haloalkoxy, a cyano, a nitro, an amino, and a carboxyl.

US Pat. No. 10,167,290

SUBSTITUTED PYRAZINO[2,3-B]PYRAZINES AS MTOR KINASE INHIBITORS

Signal Pharmaceuticals, L...

1. A method for preparing a compound of formula (II):
the method comprising contacting a compound of formula (VI):

with R1—Y in a solvent, in the presence of a palladium catalyst, wherein said contacting occurs in the presence of a base,
wherein Y is B(OR+)2 or Sn(R++)3;
R1 is substituted or unsubstituted C1-8 alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted aryl, substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted heterocyclyl, or substituted or unsubstituted heterocyclylalkyl;
R2 is H, substituted or unsubstituted C1-8 alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted heterocyclyl, substituted or unsubstituted heterocyclylalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted aralkyl, or substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkylalkyl;
R3 is H, or a substituted or unsubstituted C1-8 alkyl; and
each R+ is hydrogen, or each R+, together with the boron atom and the atoms to which they are attached, form a cyclic boronate;
each R++ is independently C1-3 alkyl;
the palladium catalyst is bis(dibenzylideneacetone)palladium(0)/tri-o-tolylphosphine, or palladium (II) acetate/4,5-bis(diphenylphosphino)-9,9-dimethylxanthene; and
substituted means substituted with a substituent selected from the group consisting of chloro; iodo; bromo; fluoro; alkyl; hydroxy; alkoxy; alkoxyalkyl; amino; alkylamino; carboxy; nitro; cyano; thiol; thioether; imine; imide; amidine; guanidine; enamine; aminocarbonyl; acylamino; phosphonato; phosphine; thiocarbonyl; alkylsulfonyl; sulfonamide; acyl; ester; urea; urethane; oxime; hydroxylamine; alkoxyamine; aralkoxyamine; N-oxide; hydrazine; hydrazide; hydrazone; azide; isocyanate; isothiocyanate; cyanate; thiocyanate; oxo; B(OH)2, O(alkyl)aminocarbonyl; cycloalkyl, which may be monocyclic or fused or non-fused polycyclic, or a heterocyclyl, which may be monocyclic or fused or non-fused polycyclic; monocyclic or fused or non-fused polycyclic aryl or heteroaryl; aryloxy; aralkyloxy; heterocyclyloxy; and heterocyclylalkoxy.

US Pat. No. 10,167,288

SUBSTITUTED PYRAZOLYLPYRAZOLE DERIVATIVE AND USE OF SAME AS HERBICIDE

KYOYU AGRI CO., LTD., Ka...

1. A compound represented by the following formula (I):wherein,R1 represents a chlorine atom or bromine atom,
R2 represents a cyano group,
R3 represents a hydrogen atom or C1-C6 alkyl group which may be optionally substituted with one or more halogen atoms,
R4 represents a C1-C6 alkyl group which may be optionally substituted with one or more halogen atoms, a C3-C6 alkenyl group which may be optionally substituted with one or more halogen atoms, or a C3-C6 alkynyl group which may be optionally substituted with one or more halogen atoms,
a represents 3 to 5, and
X represents an oxygen atom or sulfur atom.

US Pat. No. 10,167,281

SUBSTITUTED THIAZOLE OR OXAZOLE P2X7 RECEPTOR ANTAGONISTS

Axxam S.P.A., Bresso (MI...

1. A method of treating conditions or diseases selected from Alzheimer's Disease, Lewy body dementia, fronto-temporal dementia, taupathies, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease and parkinsonian syndromes, Huntington's disease, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease; head trauma, cerebral ischemia, meningitis, cognitive psychiatric disorders; sleep disorders; neuropathic and inflammatory pain, chronic pain, migraine, multiple sclerosis pain, HIV-related neuropathy, HIV-induced neuroinflammation and CNS damage, epilepsy and status epilepticus, inflammatory processes of the musculoskeletal system, liver fibrosis, gastrointestinal tract disorders genito-urinary tract disorders, ophthalmic diseases, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), autoimmune diseases nephritis, in a mammal in need thereof:said method comprising:
administering a therapeutically effective amount of a compound of the following Formula (I) or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof:

including any stereochemically isomeric form thereof, wherein
n is 1 or 2;
Y represents oxygen or sulfur;
each of R1 and R2 is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, deuterium, halogen, C1-C4 alkyl, optionally substituded with hydroxy or halogen, such as hydroxymethyl, fluoromethyl, difluoromethyl, trifluoromethyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, optionally substituded with hydroxy or halogen, or C1-C4 alkyloxy; each of R3 and R4 is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halogen, C1-C4 alkyl, difluoromethyl, trifluoromethyl, C1-C4 alkyloxy, NR9R10, wherein R9 and R10 independently are hydrogen or C1-C4 alkyl, or 2-thiazolidin-1,1-dione; or the two R3 groups or the R3 and R4 groups taken together form a six membered heterocyclic ring containing a nitrogen atom;
R5 is selected from hydrogen, halogen, or is an heterocyclic ring selected from pyrimidin-2-yl, pyridin-2-yl or pyrazin-2-yl, optionally substituted with halogen, C1-C4 alkyl, fluoromethyl, difluoromethyl, trifluoromethyl or C1-C4 alkyloxy;
R7 is hydrogen or C1-C4 alkyl;
the radical

represents an optionally substituted azetidine, pyrrolidine, piperidine, morpholine, oxazepane or 1,2,3,4-tetrahydroisoquinoline ring, wherein each of R6 is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halogen, C1-C4 alkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, C3-C6 spirocycloalkyl difluoromethyl, trifluoromethyl, C1-C4 alkyloxy, aryl, heteroaryl, C1-C4 aryloxy or C1-C4 arylalkoxy wherein the aryl group or heteroaryl group is optionally substituted with halogen C1-C4 alkyl, fluoromethyl, difluoromethyl, trifluoromethyl or C1-C4 alkyloxy,
to said mammal; and
treating said conditions or diseases in a mammal in need thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,167,279

COMPOUNDS AND COMPOSITIONS AS RAF KINASE INHIBITORS

Novartis AG, Basel (CH)

1. A compound, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, of formula I or II:in which:L is selected from NHC(O)— and —C(O)NH—;
Y1 is selected from N and CH;
Y2 is selected from N and CH;
Y3 is selected from N and CH;
Y4 is selected from N and CR8; wherein R8 is selected from H, hydroxy-ethoxy, 3-hydroxyoxetan-3-yl, 2,3-dihydroxypropoxy, bis(hydroxy-ethyl)-amino, 4-hydroxy-piperidin1-yl, hydroxy-ethyl-amino, 4-amino-4-methylpiperidin-1-yl, 2-oxooxazolidin-3-yl, methoxy and methyl;
Y5 is selected from N and CR1;
or R1 and the nitrogen of Y4 form a 5 member unsaturated ring containing and additional heteroatom selected from N, O and S;
or R1 and R8 together with the ring to which they are both attached form 2H-benzo[b][1,4]oxazin-3(4H)-one substituted with one to two R20 groups independently selected from methyl and hydroxy-ethyl;
or R8 and Y3 together with the ring to which they are both attached form 1H-benzo[d]imidazole substituted with methyl;
R1 is selected from H, ethoxy, isopropoxy, methoxy-ethyl-amino, (2-hydroxyethyl)(methyl)amino, (1-hydroxypropan-2-yl)amino, methoxy-ethoxy, hydroxy-ethoxy, methoxy, (2-hydroxypropyl)amino, (tetrahydro-2H-pyran-4-yl)oxy, (tetrahydro-2H-pyran-4-yl)oxy, (1-ethylpiperidin-4-yl)oxy and pyrazolyl; wherein said pyrazolyl can be unsubstituted or substituted with 1 to 2 methyl groups; each
R2a is independently selected from hydrogen and OH;
R2b is selected from H, methyl, halo, fluoro-methyl, hydroxy, hydroxymethyl, difluoromethyl, formyl, methoxy and cyano;
R3 is selected from:
whereinindicates the point of attachment with L;R4 is selected from H, methyl, hydroxy-ethyl, hydroxy-propyl and 2,3-dihydroxypropyl;
R15 is selected from —CF3, methoxy, —C(CH3)2F, —CF2CH2F, —C(CH3)2CN, —C(CH3)F2, —CHF2, —C(CH3)2OH, t-butyl, 1-cyanocyclopropyl, 2-(trifluoromethyl)cyclopropyl, —C(F2)C2H5, methyl-sulfonyl, 4-ethylpiperazin-1-yl, —C(CH3)2NH2 and dimethyl-amino-methyl;
R16 is selected from H, halo, hydroxy, dimethyl-amino, hydroxy-methyl, amino-methyl, —C(CH3)2NH2 and —CF3; or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof; with the proviso that a compound of formula II is not 2-(2-cyanopropan-2-yl)-N-(4-methyl-3-(1-methyl-6-oxo-5-(tetrahydro-2H-pyran-4-yl)-1,6-dihydropyridazin-3-yl)phenyl)isonicotinamide or 2-(2-fluoropropan-2-yl)-N-(4-methyl-3-(1-methyl-6-oxo-5-(tetrahydro-2H-pyran-4-yl)-1,6-dihydropyridazin-3-yl)phenyl)isonicotinamide.

US Pat. No. 10,167,278

CYCLOPROPANECARBOXAMIDE MODULATORS OF CYSTIC FIBROSIS TRANSMEMBRANE CONDUCTANCE REGULATOR

Auspex Pharmaceuticals, I...

1. A compound of Formula I:
or a salt thereof, wherein:
R1-R3 and R6-R23 are, independently, hydrogen or deuterium;
R4-R5 are, independently, —CH3, —CH2D, —CD2H, or —CD3;
at least one of R1-R23 is deuterium or contains deuterium; and
at least one of R1-R23 independently has deuterium enrichment of no less than about 10%.

US Pat. No. 10,167,277

ACTIVATORS OF CLASS I HISTONE DEACETLYASES (HDACS) AND USES THEREOF

Massachusetts Institute o...

1. A compound of Formula (B):or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, tautomer, stereoisomer, or prodrug thereof, wherein:each of XB1, XB3, and XB4 is independently oxygen, sulfur, NRB4a, or C(RB4b)2, wherein RB4a is hydrogen, a nitrogen protecting group, or optionally substituted C1-6 alkyl, and each occurrence of RB4b is independently hydrogen, halogen, or optionally substituted C1-6 alkyl, or two RB4b groups are joined to form an optionally substituted, carbocyclic or heterocyclic ring;
XB2 is nitrogen or CRB2a, wherein RB2a is hydrogen, halogen, or optionally substituted C1-6 alkyl;
each instance of RB1 is independently halogen, optionally substituted alkyl, optionally substituted alkenyl, optionally substituted alkynyl, optionally substituted carbocyclyl, optionally substituted heterocyclyl, optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted heteroaryl, —ORB1a, —N(RB1a)2, —SRB1a, —C(?O)RB1a, —C(?O)ORB1a, —C(?O)SRB1a, —C(?O)N(RB1b)2, —OC(?O)RB1a, OC(?O)ORB1a, —OC(?O)SRB1a, —OC(?O)N(RB1b)2, —NRB1bC(?O)RB1b, —NRB1bC(?O)ORB1a, —NRB1bC(?O)SRB1a, —NRB1bC(?O)N(RB1b)2, —SC(?O)RB1a, —SC(?O)ORB1a, —SC(?O)SRB1aSC(?O)N(RB1b)2, —C(?NRB1b)RB1a, —C(?NRB1b)ORB1a, —C(?NRB1b)SRB1a, —C(?NRB1b)N(RB1b)2, —OC(?NRBb)RB1a, —OC(?NRB1b)ORB1a, —OC(?NRB1b)SRB1a, —OC(?NRB1b)N(RB1b)2, —NRB1bC(?NRB1b)RB1b, —NRB1bC(?NRB1b)ORB1a, —NRB1bC(?NRB1b)SRB1a, NRB1bC(?NRB1b)N(RB1b)2, —SC(?NRB1b)RB1a, —SC(?NRB1b)ORB1a, —SC(?NRB1b)SRB1a SC(?NRB1b)N(RB1b)2, —C(?S)RB1a, —C(?S)ORB1a, —C(?S)SRB1a, —C(?S)N(RB1b)2, —OC(?S)RB1a, OC(?S)ORB1a, —OC(?S)SRB1a, —OC(?S)N(RB1b)2, —NRB1bC(?S)RB1b, —NRB1bC(?S)ORB1a, —NRB1bC(?S)SRB1a, —NRB1bC(?S)N(RB1b)2, —SC(?S)RB1a, —SC(?S)ORB1a, —SC(?S)SRB1a, SC(?S)N(RB1b)2, —S(?O)RB1a, —SO2RB1a, —NRB1bSO2RB1a, —SO2N(RB1b)2, —CN, —SCN, or —NO2, wherein each occurrence of RB1a is independently hydrogen, optionally substituted alkyl, optionally substituted alkenyl, optionally substituted alkynyl, optionally substituted carbocyclyl, optionally substituted heterocyclyl, optionally substituted aryl, or optionally substituted heteroaryl, and each occurrence of RB1b is independently hydrogen, optionally substituted alkyl, optionally substituted alkenyl, optionally substituted alkynyl, optionally substituted carbocyclyl, optionally substituted heterocyclyl, optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted heteroaryl, or a nitrogen protecting group when attached to a nitrogen atom, or two RB1b groups are joined to form an optionally substituted heterocyclic ring;
each of RB2, RB3, RB4, and RB5 is independently hydrogen, halogen, or optionally substituted C1-6 alkyl;
RB6 is hydrogen, optionally substituted alkyl, optionally substituted alkenyl, optionally substituted alkynyl, optionally substituted carbocyclyl, optionally substituted heterocyclyl, optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted heteroaryl, —N(RB6b)2, or —SRB6a, wherein RB6a is hydrogen, optionally substituted alkyl, optionally substituted alkenyl, optionally substituted alkynyl, optionally substituted carbocyclyl, optionally substituted heterocyclyl, optionally substituted aryl, or optionally substituted heteroaryl, and each occurrence of RB6b is independently hydrogen, optionally substituted alkyl, optionally substituted alkenyl, optionally substituted alkynyl, optionally substituted carbocyclyl, optionally substituted heterocyclyl, optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted heteroaryl, or a nitrogen protecting group, or two RB6b groups are joined to form an optionally substituted heterocyclic ring; and
p is 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4;
provided that the compound is not of the formula:

US Pat. No. 10,167,275

AZD9291 INTERMEDIATE AND PREPARATION METHOD THEREFOR

SUZHOU MIRACPHARMA TECHNO...

1. A compound N-[2-[[2-(dimethylamino)ethyl]methylamino]-4-methoxy-5-formamidine]phenyl-2-propenamide as shown in formula II

US Pat. No. 10,167,265

TREATMENT OF PULMONARY AND OTHER CONDITIONS

The United States of Amer...

1. A method for treating a pulmonary disease in a subject comprising administering to the subject in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of a compound, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or ester thereof, having a structure of:
wherein represents a single bond;
A is CH(S—R5), wherein R5 is an acylamino-substituted carboxylalkyl, a sulfonate-substituted alkyl, or an acylamino-substituted amido; and
X1 and X2 are each independently an optionally-substituted N-heterocycle wherein the pulmonary disease is pulmonary fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, cystic fibrosis, acute lung injury (ALI), acute respiratory distress syndrome, pulmonary hypertension, lung cancer, or pulmonary manifestations of cystic fibrosis.

US Pat. No. 10,167,235

JOINED BODY AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

NGK Insulators, Ltd., Na...

1. A joined body, comprising:a porous ceramic;
a metal member; and
a joint of an oxide ceramic that penetrates into pores of the porous ceramic and joins the porous ceramic to the metal member,
wherein a penetration depth of the oxide ceramic into the ores of the porous ceramic is 10 ?m or more.

US Pat. No. 10,167,223

PREPARATION METHOD OF DOPED VANADIUM DIOXIDE POWDER

SHANGHAI INSTITUTE OF CER...

1. A hydrothermal method for preparing a doped vanadium dioxide powder, the method comprising:a step of titrating a quadrivalent vanadium aqueous solution having a V4+ ion concentration between 0.005 and 0.5 mol/L with a basic reagent selected from the group consisting of ammonia, sodium hydroxide, potassium hydroxide, soda ash, sodium bicarbonate, potassium carbonate solution, potassium bicarbonate and combinations thereof, and at a mole ratio of the basic reagent to the quadrivalent vanadium ion V4+ aqueous solution from 1:50 to 10:1, to obtain a precursor suspension having a chemical composition of V4H6O10;
a step of mixing the precursor suspension with a doping agent in a hydrothermal reactor; and
a step of a hydrothermal reaction to obtain the doped vanadium oxide powder, wherein:
the doped vanadium oxide powder has a chemical composition of V1-xMxO2, 0 the doped vanadium oxide powder is in particle form of particles that have an aspect ratio of 1:1-10:1, and
the particles have a particle size of no more than 100 nm in at least one dimension.

US Pat. No. 10,167,208

STERILIZATION SYSTEM

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A sterilization system comprising:a water supply apparatus provided with a filter unit, the filter unit having a plurality of filters configured to purify water supplied from a water supply unit, a water cock through which water purified by the filter unit is dispensed, and connection passages connecting the filter unit and the water cock to each other; and
a sterilizer configured to sterilize the water supply apparatus,
wherein the sterilizer comprises:
a sterilizing water generator that has electrodes and that is configured to generate sterilized water by using the electrodes to electrolyze water filtered by the filter unit;
a circulation pump configured to pump purified water discharged from the water supply apparatus such that the purified water circulates to the sterilizing water generator and returns to the water supply apparatus;
a circulation passage connected to the water cock to define a closed loop for circulation of purified water and sterilized water such that purified water or sterilized water is discharged from the water supply apparatus and circulates back to the water supply apparatus via the circulation pump and the sterilizing water generator; and
a rinsing water supply passage configured to supply water supplied from the water supply unit to the water supply apparatus to wash out the water supply apparatus,
wherein the water supply apparatus comprises a second water tank configured to heat purified water,
wherein the circulation passage extends from the water cock to the circulation pump,
wherein the sterilizer further comprises a first drain passage that is branched out from the circulation passage, the first drain passage having a first side connected to the circulation passage between the water cock and the circulation pump and a second side connected to an outside of the sterilizer, and
wherein the first drain passage is configured to drain out hot water discharged from the second water tank to the outside of the sterilizer based on the second water tank being sterilized.

US Pat. No. 10,167,207

ELECTROLYTIC APPARATUS WITH CIRCULATOR, REVERSE OSMOSIS FILTER, AND COOLER, FOR PRODUCING REDUCING WATER

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An apparatus for producing reducing water comprising:an electrolytic bath comprising a cathode chamber provided with a cathode, an anode chamber provided with an anode, and an intermediate chamber interposed between the cathode chamber and the anode chamber, wherein the intermediate chamber comprises a cation exchange resin that dissociates hydrogen ions when the cation exchange resin reacts with water; and
a circulator to supply water to the intermediate chamber and supply water discharged through the cation exchange resin to the intermediate chamber again, the circulator comprising a water tank to store water supplied to the intermediate chamber, a channel to enable water present in the water tank to circulate between the intermediate chamber and the water tank, and a pump to circulate water present in the water tank between the intermediate chamber and the water tank;
a reverse osmosis (RO) filter to purify water that is directly supplied to the electrolytic bath and the water tank of the circulator;
a plurality of valves to control flow of water so that the water supplied from the RO filter is supplied directly to one of the cathode chamber and the water tank; and
a cooling apparatus configured to reduce the temperature of the water in the water tank and comprising any one of a fan and a cooler using a refrigerant or a thermoelectric semiconductor, the water in the water tank being from both the RO filter and the circulator,
wherein the cathode chamber and the intermediate chamber are both provided with an inlet through which water is supplied, and an outlet through which water is discharged,
a cation exchange membrane is provided between the cathode chamber and the intermediate chamber, and
the water tank comprises an outlet through which water stored in the water tank is discharged outside.

US Pat. No. 10,167,206

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECHARGING A DEIONIZATION VESSEL

Ecolab USA Inc., St. Pau...

1. A head adapted to be sealably attached to a vessel having an interior, the head comprising:an outer side;
an inner side;
a first transfer port defining an inlet passage configured to pass water through the head;
a second transfer port defining an outlet passage configured to pass water from the vessel, when pressurized, through the head, the outlet passage extending from the inner side of the head to an outlet passage terminus such that, when the head is attached to the vessel, and a resin bed is present in the interior of the vessel, the outlet passage terminus is positioned in the resin bed, the outlet passage terminus configured to prevent resin from escaping the vessel during production of deionized water while allowing deionized water to escape the vessel via the outlet passage; and
a third transfer port defining a resin transfer passage configured to pass resin through the head, the resin transfer passage extending from the inner side of the head to a resin transfer passage terminus such that, when the head is attached to the vessel, and the resin bed is present in the interior of the vessel, the resin transfer passage terminus is positioned in the resin bed, the resin transfer passage comprising an upper opening, a lower opening, and an intermediate opening beyond the inner side of the head and above the lower opening.

US Pat. No. 10,167,177

CRANE, AND CRANE CONTROL METHOD

1. A crane including travel devices which are arranged on opposite sides with a gap in a transverse direction crossing a travel direction and a crane structure which is supported by the travel devices, the travel devices each including a travel wheel, a motor which transmits power to the travel wheel, an inverter which is connected to the motor and which controls a rotation speed of the motor, and a controller which gives a command of the rotation speed to the motor via the inverter, whereineach of the inverters includes a torque measurement unit which measures a torque generated in the motor to which the inverter is connected and a control unit which reduces the rotation speed in the command from the controller to the motor such that the greater a value of the torque obtained by the torque measurement unit is, the greater a ratio of reduction with respect to the rotation speed in the command is,
a control of each of the control units is performed within a range in which a ratio of the torque measured by the torque measurement unit is greater than 0% and less than 150% with respect to a rated torque of the motor to which the inverter is connected, and
the inverters independently perform measurement with the torque measurement units and the control with the control units.

US Pat. No. 10,167,171

ELEVATOR WITH BRAKE DEVICE IN THE MANNER OF A CLAMP BRAKE

Wittur Holding GmbH, Wie...

1. An elevator with a brake device for braking a car, or for keeping the car stationary on at least one braking rail, or for both braking the car and keeping the car stationary on at least one braking rail, the brake device comprising:at least two brake shoes situated opposite from each other; and
at least one brake clamp with two clamp arms for opening and closing clamp jaws acting on the brake shoes, wherein only a first clamp arm of the at least one brake clamp is connected to the car in pivoting fashion via a bearing with a pivot axle that is affixed to the car, oriented parallel to a direction of travel, and a second clamp arm of the brake clamp is not affixed at any point relative to the car so that the second clamp arm is able to execute a movement relative to the car, even a movement with a translatory component.

US Pat. No. 10,167,167

DEVICE FOR TOWING A VERY LONG TUBULAR OBJECT

THALES, Courbevoie (FR)

1. A device for towing very long tubular objects comprising a casing and an assembly which can be fixed removably to the casing; wherein the removable assembly comprises:pulling means capable of driving in their movement, by friction, the object in a towing direction,
gripping means capable of exerting a load on the pulling means to keep the pulling means and the towed object in continuous contact; the gripping means being driven by a relative movement relative to the towed object in a direction opposite to the towing direction,
and wherein the casing comprises driving means, connected removably to the pulling means and gripping means and configured to drive in movement the pulling means and the gripping means in a coordinated manner to ensure a continuous and uniform pulling of the object.

US Pat. No. 10,167,158

SLITTER DEVICE

TSUDAKOMA KOGYO KABUSHIKI...

1. A slitter device comprising:a let-off mechanism having a let-off driving unit on which a raw-cloth roller formed by winding up an elongated sheet material in a roll shape is mounted, and which has a let-off driving motor as a driving source for rotationally driving the raw-cloth roller;
a cutter device for dividing the sheet material fed out from the let-off mechanism in a width direction of the sheet material to form a plurality of divided sheet materials, having a plurality of disk-shaped rotary blades provided according to the number of divisions of the sheet material, and having a support roll to which the rotary blade is pressed and around which the sheet material is wound;
a take-up mechanism having a winding shaft on which a plurality of take-up reels for winding up each of the divided sheet materials are supported, and having a take-up driving unit which has a take-up driving motor as a driving source for rotationally driving the winding shaft;
a drive control device or control device for controlling the driving of the let-off driving unit and the take-up driving unit, which performs the drive control of one of the let-off driving unit and the take-up driving unit as a tension control and performs the drive control of the other as a speed control;
a roll driving motor that is connected to the support roll to rotationally drive the support roll;
a first tension detecting unit for obtaining a raw-cloth tension value which is a tension value of the sheet material fed out from the let-off mechanism; and
a second tension detecting unit for obtaining the divided material tension value which is the sum of the tension values of each of the divided sheet materials,
wherein the drive control device includes a comparator to which the first tension detecting unit and the second tension detecting unit are connected, and which compares the raw-cloth tension value and the divided material tension value with each other, and a drive controller which controls an operating state of the roll driving motor such that the raw-cloth tension value and the divided material tension value coincide or substantially coincide with each other based on the comparison result of the comparator.

US Pat. No. 10,167,144

DEVICE FOR REPOSITIONING TUBES IN A TUBE RACK

Roche Diagnostics Operati...

1. A device for repositioning tubes in a tube rack, the device comprising:a stationary base;
a mount movable relative to the base in a first moving direction towards a tube rack and a second moving direction opposite to the first direction;
at least one actuator for moving the mount;
one or more grippers coupled to the mount and movable with the mount, each gripper comprising a pair of gripping arms provided with gripping portions for gripping a tube, wherein each gripper gripping a tube can slide along the tube in case the tube is fully inserted in a holding seat of the tube rack;
at least one biasing element resiliently coupled to the mount and to the gripping arms in a manner to be movable relative to the mount and thereby move the gripping portions towards or away from each other; and
at least one blocking element resiliently coupled to the stationary base configured to engage with the biasing element and to block movement of the biasing element with respect to the mount against a resilient force during a first period in which the mount is moved along a travel path in the first moving direction so as to move the gripping portions towards each other and configured to disengage from the biasing element while moving in the first direction after the mount has been moved along the travel path and before a second period in which the mount is moved in the second moving direction so as to allow the gripping portions to be resiliently moved away from each other, wherein the blocking element is a lever pivotably fixed to the base and configured such that the biasing element is or gets in contact with the lever during the first period and subsequently slides off the lever before the second period.

US Pat. No. 10,167,138

METHOD FOR DELIVERY OF PROPPANT TO A FRAC SITE

Can Do Logistics LLC, Be...

1. A method for delivering a proppant to a site of a well being fraced, the method including the following steps:modifying a standard cargo container into a modified cargo container by inserting a hopper module through a side door of said standard cargo container, wherein a base of the hopper module defines an area substantially equal to a bottom inside surface of said standard cargo container, wherein a cargo area of said modified cargo container is defined by inner surfaces of both said modified cargo container and said hopper module;
sliding a top hatch of said modified cargo container in a first horizontal direction from a closed position to an opened position, wherein the top hatch is aligned with a top opening;
loading a proppant into said modified cargo container through said top hatch thereon into the cargo area located inside said modified cargo container;
sliding said top hatch of said modified cargo container in a second horizontal direction from said opened position to said closed position;
transporting said modified cargo container with said proppant therein to said site;
lifting said modified cargo container with said proppant therein above a bulk sand container with a rough terrain container handler, said lifting performed from above via at least four points of contact between said modified cargo container and said rough terrain container handler;
opening a bottom hatch of the lifted modified cargo container to empty said proppant into said bulk sand container, said opening step performed by sliding said bottom hatch of said modified cargo container in a first horizontal direction from a closed position to an opened position wherein the bottom hatch is aligned with a bottom opening;
sliding said bottom hatch of said modified cargo containers in a second horizontal direction from said opened position to said closed position, wherein a user utilizes at least one control panel to effectuate sliding of the top hatch and the bottom hatch;
setting the empty modified cargo container aside with said rough terrain container handler; and repeating said lifting, opening, sliding and setting aside steps with other full modified cargo containers with said rough terrain container handler.

US Pat. No. 10,167,136

FLUID STORAGE TANK

FracStac Energy Solutions...

1. A fluid storage tank for use in fracking operations comprising:a first tank having first and second ends;
a second tank stackable atop of the first tank, the second tank having corresponding first and second ends;
the first end of the first tank being connectable in fluid communication with the first end of the second tank via at least two pieces of piping, a first one of the at least two pieces of piping being connectable at a first elevation on the first tank and at a first elevation on the second tank, a second one of the at least two pieces of piping being connectable on the first tank at a second elevation on the first tank that is higher than the first elevation on the first tank and at a second elevation on the second tank that is higher than the first elevation on the second tank;
wherein each one of the first and second tanks is insulated, except that no insulation is provided on a roof of the first tank or on a floor of the second tank.

US Pat. No. 10,167,130

INSULATING CONTAINER

STRATEGIC SOLUTIONS INTER...

1. An insulating container, comprising:a vessel and a wrap;
said vessel having a wall, said wall having one or more protrusions on one side of said wall that are matched to one or more corresponding recesses on the opposite side of said wall, wherein said protrusions have a substantially consistent wall thickness, and
said wrap cooperates with said protrusions thereby defining one or more void spaces between said wall and said wrap, said void spaces having a depth between about 5 mm and about 12 mm, thereby providing insulating properties to said container.

US Pat. No. 10,167,118

CLOSURE CAP WITH A FLANGE UPPER SURFACE HAVING AN INTERRUPTED ANNULAR RECESS

Plastek Industries, Inc.,...

1. A container comprising:a body having a neck extending to a mouth defining a body opening;
a spout fitment having:
a spout within the body opening; and
an outer wall within the neck; and
a cap having:
an upper sidewall;
a flange protruding radially from the sidewall, an underside of the flange contacting the mouth; and
an outer sidewall depending from the flange, an internal thread of the cap outer sidewall engaged to an external thread of the neck wall,wherein:the flange has an upper surface having an interrupted annular recess.

US Pat. No. 10,167,112

PROTECTING PALLET BLOCKS

International Business Ma...

1. A block protector assembly comprising:a protector contoured to conform to a block of a pallet wherein the pallet comprises a plurality of blocks,
wherein the protector comprises a rigid material,
wherein the protector includes at least one protruding flange that is configured to extend past the block of the pallet such that the protruding flange is configured to cover a deck of the pallet,
wherein the protruding flange is designed to distribute an impact force to both the deck of the pallet and the block of the pallet,
wherein the protector includes four sides, a first side, a second side including two flat portions and a curved portion, a third side including two flat portions and a curved portion, and a fourth side,
wherein at least one dimension between the curved portion of the second side and the curved portion of the third side is smaller than a corresponding dimension across the block of the pallet; and
an attachment mechanism coupled to the protector,
wherein the attachment mechanism is configured to secure the protector to the block of the pallet by a friction fit,
wherein the attachment mechanism includes one or more prongs,
wherein the one or more prongs are designed to fit on a back side of the block of the pallet.

US Pat. No. 10,167,109

SAFETY CONTAINER

Assurpack, LLC, Greenwoo...

1. A safety container comprising a liner removably disposed in a container box, the liner having a liner box coupled to a liner lid by a hinge,the liner box having a liner floor with upwardly extending liner walls, an outer perimeter of the liner box being complementary with an inner perimeter of the container box,
the liner lid being coupled to at least one of the upwardly extending liner walls,
wherein in a first closed state the liner lid is positioned such that the liner lid engages the liner walls and in a first open state the liner lid is pivotable away from the liner walls;
the container box having a floor with a plurality of inner container walls extending upwardly therefrom,
the container lid having a top plate with a plurality of outer container walls extending downwardly therefrom,
wherein the container box is slidingly coupled to the container lid such that in a second closed state the container box is enclosed by the container lid and in a second open state the container box is at least partially removed from the container lid.

US Pat. No. 10,167,086

ANTI-ICING SYSTEM FOR AN AIRCRAFT

SHORT BROTHERS PLC, Belf...

1. An anti-icing system for use within a chamber of an aircraft having an exterior wall of which an outer surface can be subject to ice formation, the anti-icing system comprising:a nozzle arranged to inject hot gas within the chamber; and
a gas-mixing device defining an inlet, an outlet, and an airflow channel extending between the inlet and the outlet for receiving hot gas from the nozzle, the gas-mixing device comprising a swirl-inducing feature for causing gas from the chamber to be drawn into the airflow channel with a swirling effect when hot gas from the nozzle is injected into the airflow channel,
wherein the swirl-inducing feature comprises a plurality of various recesses at the inlet of the gas-mixing device,
wherein the airflow channel has a converging section that extends from the inlet toward the outlet of the gas-mixing device,
wherein the converging section of the airflow channel is followed by a diverging section in a direction toward the outlet, and
wherein the inlet has a diameter that is superior to that of the outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,167,084

AIRCRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL SYSTEM AIR DUCT ARRANGEMENT

ROLLS-ROYCE plc, London ...

1. An air duct arrangement for an aircraft, the arrangement comprising:an environmental control system air inlet arranged to ingest a low velocity portion of a first boundary layer air flow adjacent an aircraft external surface, and to deliver a flow of air to an environmental control system air intake; and
an ejector arranged to receive an environmental control system exhaust and having an ejector inlet, different from the environmental control system air inlet, arranged to receive a second boundary layer air flow adjacent the aircraft external surface from an aft region of the aircraft, the ejector being further arranged to exhaust air from an ejector exhaust to an ambient airstream at an aft portion of the aircraft,
wherein the ejector comprises an annular housing extending about a periphery of rear portion of the fuselage and defining a gap between an outer surface of the fuselage and the annular housing through which the second boundary layer air flow may flow in use.

US Pat. No. 10,167,032

ARRANGEMENT FOR SECURING VEHICLE TOOLS

Bayerische Motoren Werke ...

1. An arrangement for a motor vehicle seat for receiving one or more vehicle tools, the arrangement comprising:a tool carrier which is made from at least one elastically deformable material and has a plurality of cavities with, in each case, one plug-in opening for inserting a section of a vehicle tool into a receiving space of the cavity, the tool carrier being at least one of integral with a seat shell of the seat and configured to conform to an underside surface of the seat shell, wherein the cavities are movable from a storage position into a plug-in or removal position on account of their elasticity, an outer enveloping shape of the cavities is of an either parallelepiped-shaped, cylindrical or partially cylindrical configuration and has a circumferential section and a bottom section, and in each case, one cavity pair comprising two cavities which are spaced apart from one another is provided for one or more of the vehicle tools, the pairs being arranged with respect to one another such that their plug-in openings are oriented at an angle between 0° and 90° with respect to one another.

US Pat. No. 10,167,031

ANTI-OSCILLATING LUGGAGE SYSTEM

Bayerische Motoren Werke ...

1. A luggage system for a single-track motor vehicle, comprising:a rigid luggage-accommodating container to be fastened on the motor vehicle; and
a decoupling device in an interior of the luggage-accommodating container,
wherein
the decoupling device interacts with an item of luggage to be accommodated and at least partially decouples, from the luggage-accommodating container, travel-induced forces exerted by the item of luggage, and
the decoupling device includes at least one handle configured to interact with at least one holder on an inner wall of the luggage-accommodating container such that decoupling is provided by way of the item of luggage being suspended on a suspension device formed on the luggage-accommodating container or by way of the at least one handle being accommodated elastically on the inner wall of the luggage-accommodating container.

US Pat. No. 10,167,025

SLIDABLE CONVEYANCE ASSEMBLY

CURRENTWRX, LLC, St. Geo...

1. A device, comprising:a first support channel, defined by a first support side, and including a first primary support bearing and a first tertiary support bearing; and
a first slide channel, defined by a first slide side, and including a first primary slide bearing and a first tertiary slide bearing,
wherein, in an assembled state, the first slide channel fits around the first support channel such that:
the first primary support bearing contacts the first slide side and the first primary slide bearing contacts the first support side such that the first slide channel is configured to slide longitudinally with respect to the first support channel; and
the first tertiary support bearing contacts the first slide channel and the first tertiary slide bearing contacts the first support channel to restrict lateral transition of the first slide channel with respect to the first support channel.

US Pat. No. 10,167,022

VEHICULAR UNDERFRAME STRUCTURE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A vehicular underframe structure comprising:a lower panel including a composite material and having a central portion curved upwards along a longitudinal direction thereof;
an upper panel including a composite material and combined on the lower panel wherein an undersurface thereof faces an upper surface of the lower panel with an internal compartment formed therebetween; and
a rib portion provided in the internal compartment and having a lower rib integrally protruding upwards from the upper surface of the lower panel and an upper rib integrally protruding downwards from the undersurface of the upper panel.

US Pat. No. 10,167,021

VEHICULAR RESIN PANEL STRUCTURE AND LUGGAGE DOOR

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

1. A vehicular resin panel structure comprising:a resin inner panel:
formed in a polygonal shape including a first edge portion, a second edge portion adjacent to the first edge portion, and an angular portion formed at an inner side of an angle formed by the first edge portion and the second edge portion,
fixed to a vehicle body at a plurality of fixing points including a first fixing point provided at the first edge portion and a second fixing point provided at the second edge portion, and
provided with a first rib further to an in-plane direction outer side of the resin inner panel than an imaginary line connecting the first fixing point and the second fixing point, the first rib running along a direction intersecting the imaginary line, the first rib has a generally S-shape, the first rib is provided so as to straddle a bend portion that is formed further to an in-plane direction inner side than inner end portions of the first edge portion and the second end portion; and
a resin outer panel having an outer end portion overlapping with the inner panel, the outer end portion of the outer panel adhered to the inner end portion of the inner panel with an elastic glue having a thickness 5 mm or less, and the resin outer panel having a larger linear expansion coefficient than that of the inner panel.

US Pat. No. 10,167,017

STEERING WHEEL

TAKATA CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A steering wheel comprising:a steering hub portion;
a wheel portion; and
a spoke portion that extends from the steering hub portion and that is connected with the wheel portion,
wherein the wheel portion includes:
a core metal which circles around the steering wheel; and
a cover layer which covers the core metal,
a vibrator housing portion is provided at a part in a circling direction of the core metal,
the core metal includes a U-shaped cross section in the vibrator housing portion in a radial direction of the wheel portion,
a partition wall is provided inside of the core metal to divide and form the vibrator housing portion,
a case is attached to the core metal to cover the vibrator housing portion,
the vibrator is disposed in the vibrator housing portion between the core metal and the case, and
the vibrator is attached to the case
wherein the case includes:
a bottom surface which has a rectangular shape;
longitudinal sidewalls which rise up from side portions of the bottom surface in a longitudinal direction; and
lateral sidewalls which rise up from the side portions of the bottom surface in a lateral direction,
wherein a partition is vertically installed from the bottom surface to divide the inside of the case,
the partition extends along the lateral direction, and
the vibrator is attached to the partition,
wherein the vibrator includes a motor main body, a rotation driving shaft which protrudes from the motor main body, and a weight which is attached to the rotation driving shaft,
a notch is provided in the partition,
the rotation driving shaft is inserted into the notch, and
the motor main body is attached to the partition,
wherein a dimension of the weight of the vibrator in a direction orthogonal to the rotation driving shaft is smaller than a width of the motor main body, and
the dimension of the weight of the vibrator is smaller than a height of the motor main body.

US Pat. No. 10,167,013

DRIVING SUPPORT DEVICE FOR VEHICLE INCLUDING AN ELECTRIC POWER STEERING CONTROL THAT GENERATES A STEERING ASSIST TORQUE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A driving support device for a vehicle, comprising:a steering angle detection device configured to detect a steering angle (?);
a steering torque detection device configured to detect a steering torque (T);
a driving support control device configured to calculate a target steering angle (?t) corresponding to target steering angles of steered wheels of the vehicle for allowing the vehicle to travel along a target course;
an electric power steering device configured to generate a steering assist torque (Ta); and
an electric power steering control device for controlling the electric power steering device, the electric power steering control device configured to calculate a target driving support torque (Tdt) for causing the steering angle (?) to attain the target steering angle (?t), to thereby control the electric power steering device so that a driving support torque (Td) attains the target driving support torque (Tdt),
wherein the electric power steering control device is configured to:
set, as a reference steering angle (?s), one of the target steering angle (?t) and the steering angle (?) acquired when a magnitude of a difference (???t) between the steering angle (?) and the target steering angle (?t) is estimated to be less than a reference value (?0);
calculate a corrected steering angle (???s) by subtracting the reference steering angle (?s) from the steering angle (?);
calculate an indication value (Idsi) indicating an intention of a driver's steering operation, which is correlated to at least one of a first product ((???s)*T) of the corrected steering angle (???s) and the steering torque (T), a second product (d?*T) of a time derivative (d?) of the corrected steering angle (???s) and the steering torque (T), and a third product ((???s)*dT) of the corrected steering angle (???s) and a time derivative (dT) of the steering torque (T); and
correct the target steering angle (?t) based on the indication value (Idsi) so that the target driving support torque (Tdt) is corrected in accordance with the intention of the driver's steering operation.

US Pat. No. 10,167,012

ELECTRIC POWER STEERING DEVICE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. An electric power steering device, comprising:a motor that has a stator including two independent coil windings with respect to a single rotor and causes a vehicle steering mechanism to rotate; and
a first control unit and a second control unit that are integrally connected to the motor,
wherein each of the first control unit and the second control circuit comprises:
a power supply circuit that generates a fixed voltage;
an input circuit that inputs operation information from a plurality of circuits;
a central processing unit that calculates a control amount based on information from the input circuit, detects an abnormality of the plurality of circuits or the coil windings, and performs communication with the other central processing unit;
an inverter circuit that controls power supply to the motor based on the control signal; and
a drive circuit that transmits the control signal of the central processing unit to the inverter circuit;
when the abnormality is detected in one of the first control unit and the second control unit, control of the motor is continued by the other control unit, and
wherein a first set of the central processing unit and the driver circuit of the first control unit and a second set of the central processing unit and the driver circuit of the second control unit are disposed in parallel to each other on a same substrate that is spaced apart from the inverter circuit of the first control unit and the inverter circuit of the second control unit.

US Pat. No. 10,167,011

SYSTEM FOR COMPENSATING FOR DISTURBANCE OF MOTOR FOR MOTOR DRIVEN POWER STEERING

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A system for compensating for disturbance of a motor for motor driven power steering, the system comprising:a feedback controller configured to output a voltage value obtained by compensating for an error between a current command value and a current output value;
a closed-loop based input prediction model unit configured to separately predict an input voltage value for the motor based on the current command value separately from the feedback controller; and
a disturbance compensating unit configured to, when there is a difference between the input voltage value predicted by the closed-loop based input prediction model unit and the voltage value output from the feedback controller, determine that the disturbance exists and perform a disturbance compensation control for the output voltage of the feedback controller,
wherein the closed loop based input prediction model unit is configured to predict the input voltage value for the motor based on the current command value, and is a combination of a motor model (Pn) and the feedback controller (C), and expressed by Equation:

wherein C represents the feedback controller and Pn represents the motor model,
wherein the disturbance compensating unit outputs a disturbance compensation value calculated by the Equation
andwherein d represents disturbance, d represents a disturbance compensation value, Pn represents a motor nominal model, C represents the feedback controller, and ? represents a disturbance compensating unit function, and
wherein the error-compensated voltage value output from the feedback controller by the disturbance compensation control by the disturbance compensating unit is input into the motor.

US Pat. No. 10,167,010

DRIVING DEVICE

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A driving device used as a power source of an electric power steering apparatus, the driving device comprising:a motor portion including a stator, a rotor rotatably provided inside the stator, and a shaft rotating integrally with the rotor;
a control portion provided on one side of the motor portion in an axial direction of the shaft and controlling an energization of the motor portion;
a casing having a cylindrical shape and housing the motor portion;
a first frame end located between the motor portion and the control portion and holding the control portion, the first frame end supporting the shaft;
a second frame end located on an opposite side of the motor portion from the control portion, the second frame end supporting the shaft; and
a fixation member fixing the first frame end or the second frame end to the casing,
wherein:
the first frame end or the second frame end, which is fixed to the casing, includes a plurality of first flange portions protruding outward in a radial direction of the motor portion,
the casing includes a plurality of second flange portions corresponding to the plurality of first flange portions, the plurality of second flange portions being fixed to the first flange portions by the fixation member,
the plurality of first flange portions and the plurality of second flange portions are located inside an imaginary square circumscribing the casing in cross-section perpendicular to the axial direction of the shaft,
a number of the plurality of the first flange portions is two,
the first frame end or the second frame end includes third flange portions protruding outward in the radial direction and being configured to be fixed to an external attachment object,
a number of the third flange portions is two,
at least a part of the plurality of first flange portions and at least a part of the plurality of second flange portions overlap the third flange portions in the axial direction,
each of the plurality of first flange portions includes a hole that extends in the axial direction,
the fixation member extends through the hole, and
the hole entirely overlaps one of the third flange portions in the axial direction.

US Pat. No. 10,167,009

ELECTRIC POWER STEERING SYSTEM

JTEKT CORPORATION, Osaka...

1. An electric power steering system comprising:a rack shaft connected to steered wheels;
a rack housing configured to accommodate the rack shaft;
a pinion shaft provided with a pinion gear meshed with a rack gear of the rack shaft;
a speed-reducer including a worm wheel and a worm shaft, the worm wheel being connected to a portion of the pinion shaft such that the worm wheel is rotatable together with the pinion shaft in an integrated manner, the portion of the pinion shaft protruding from the rack housing, and the worm shaft being meshed with the worm wheel;
an electric motor configured to rotationally drive the worm shaft;
a speed-reducer housing configured to accommodate the speed-reducer;
a bearing disposed in the speed-reducer housing, the bearing being configured to support the pinion shaft such that the pinion shaft is rotatable; and
a seal member having an annular shape, the seal member disposed in the speed-reducer housing between the worm wheel and the pinion gear, and the seal member being configured to seal a clearance between the pinion shaft and the speed-reducer housing.

US Pat. No. 10,167,007

GAME CART APPARATUS AND METHODS

Mainstream Holdings, Inc....

1. A cart configured to traverse uneven terrain, the cart comprising:a frame, the frame comprising a wheel support portion and an axle extending through the wheel support portion, the wheel support portion having a proximal end portion extending in a first direction from the axle and a distal end portion extending in a second direction from the axle, the proximal and distal end portions forming an angle, the angle having a vertex through which the axle extends, a handle structure extending from the proximal end portion and aligned with the first direction, and at least one cargo support section extending from the distal end portion of the wheel support portion and aligned with the second direction;
at least one wheel support assembly configured to pivot around the axle;
a first wheel and a second wheel, the first and second wheels being positioned directly opposite each other on the at least one wheel support assembly, the first and second wheels each being pivotable relative to the at least one wheel support assembly, the first wheel having a first axis of rotation offset from and parallel to the axle, the second wheel having a second axis of rotation offset from and parallel to the axle.

US Pat. No. 10,167,006

DOCK CART COVER

Boates LLC, Port Jeffers...

1. A dock cart cover, comprising:a lower portion;
an upper portion disposed above the lower portion;
a tensioning device coupled to the lower portion; and
a plurality of tension straps, each tension strap including:
a female fastener coupled to either the upper portion or the lower portion, and
a male fastener coupled to either the upper portion or the lower portion,
wherein the lower portion is dimensioned to fit about sides of a dock cart and the tensioning device is configured to apply tension inward about sides of the dock cart, and
wherein the plurality of tension straps in combination with the tensioning device apply a flattening tension along the upper portion located at a plane different from a plane formed by sides of the dock cart cover when in a collapsed state.

US Pat. No. 10,167,005

ROUTE EXAMINING SYSTEM AND METHOD

General Electric Company,...

1. A system comprising:first and second detection units configured to be disposed onboard a vehicle system traveling along a route having first and second conductive tracks;
first and second detection devices coupled with the first and second detection units and disposed at spaced apart locations along a length of the vehicle system, the first detection device including a first conductive body configured to be at least one of conductively or inductively coupled with the first conductive track, the second detection device including a second conductive body configured to be at least one of conductively or inductively coupled with the second conductive track,
wherein the first and second detection units are configured to monitor one or more electrical characteristics of the first and second conductive tracks as detected by the first and second detection devices in response to a first examination signal being electrically injected into the first conductive track and in response to a second examination signal being electrically injected into the second conductive track,
wherein, the first and second detection devices are positioned onboard the vehicle system such that, while an electrical short exists between the first and second conductive tracks in a location between the first and second detection devices, the first detection device receives the first examination signal at a signal-to-noise ratio that is greater than a threshold signal-to-noise ratio but does not receive the second examination signal at the signal-to-noise ratio that is greater than the threshold signal-to-noise ratio, and the second detection device receives the second examination signal at the signal-to-noise ratio that is greater than the threshold signal-to-noise ratio but does not receive the first examination signal at the signal-to-noise ratio that is greater than the threshold signal-to-noise ratio,
wherein, the first and second detection devices are positioned onboard the vehicle system such that, while the electrical short does not exist between the first and second conductive tracks in the location between the first and second detection devices, the first detection device and the second detection device receive each of the first examination signal and the second examination signal at the signal-to-noise ratio that exceeds the threshold signal-to-noise ratio; and
an identification unit including one or more processors configured to determine that a section of the route includes the electrical short responsive to the one or more electrical characteristics monitored by the first and second detection units indicating that the first examination signal is received by only the first detection device at the signal-to-noise ratio that exceeds the threshold signal-to-noise ratio and the second examination signal is received by only the second detection device at the signal-to-noise ratio that exceeds the threshold signal-to-noise ratio.

US Pat. No. 10,167,004

SENSOR SYSTEM

General Electric Company,...

1. A system comprising:sensors configured to be disposed onboard vehicles in a vehicle system and to sense one or more characteristics of the vehicles; and
one or more of a controller or a control system configured to receive data representative of the one or more characteristics from the sensors,
wherein the sensors are configured to synchronously communicate the data from the sensors disposed onboard the same vehicle with respect to the sensors disposed onboard the same vehicle, and
wherein the sensors are configured to asynchronously communicate the data from the sensors disposed onboard different vehicles of the vehicles in the vehicle system.