US Pat. No. 10,507,681

PRESSURE-PRINTED MATERIAL PREPARING APPARATUS

FUJI XEROX CO., LTD., Mi...

1. A pressure-printed material preparing apparatus comprising:an attachment unit configured to attach, powder which exhibits adhesiveness when pressure is applied, to a surface to be bonded of a recording medium;
a fixation unit configured to apply pressure to the recording medium to which the powder is attached to fix the powder to the recording medium as an adhesive layer without heating the recording medium;
a folding unit configured to fold the recording medium of which the adhesive layer is formed on the surface to be bonded, such that two portions of the surface to be bonded are opposed to each other;
an application unit configured to apply pressure to the recording medium in which the surfaces to be bonded are opposed to each other, to thereby bond the adhesive layer on one surface and the adhesive layer on the other surface without heating the recording medium; and
a controller that is configured to control the application unit to apply pressure to the recording medium without heating the recording medium,
wherein the controller is configured to control the pressure applied to the recording medium by the fixation unit to be greater than the pressure applied to the recording medium by the application unit.

US Pat. No. 10,507,679

REPLICATION ALIGNMENT OF COMPONENTS FOR USE IN INKJET PRINTING APPLICATIONS

ELECTRONICS FOR IMAGING, ...

1. A method comprising:installing
a printer structure onto a replication fixture by mating a structural feature of the printer structure with a first structural feature of the replication fixture, and
a mechanical interface component onto the replication fixture by mating a structural feature of the mechanical interface component with a second structural feature of the replication fixture,
wherein the replication fixture holds the printer structure and the mechanical interface component in a predetermined arrangement, and
wherein the predetermined arrangement establishes a gap between the printer structure and the mechanical interface component;
in response to said installing, filling the gap between the printer structure and the mechanical interface component with a connection media;
curing the connection media to form a print head mounting structure from the printer structure and the mechanical interface component;
removing the print head mounting structure from the replication fixture; and
installing a print head within the print head mounting structure by mating a structural feature of the print head with the structural feature of the printer structure or the structural feature of the mechanical interface component.

US Pat. No. 10,507,674

PRINTING APPARATUS INCLUDING DISCHARGE AMOUNT UPPER LIMIT DETERMINING SECTION

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A printing apparatus adapted to discharge ink onto a printing medium to print an image on the printing medium, the printing apparatus comprising:a printing section configured to print on a test medium a test pattern for determining an upper limit of an amount of ink to be discharged;
an imaging section configured to capture an image of the test medium on which the test pattern has been printed;
a color measurement section configured to execute color measurement on the test medium on which the test pattern has been printed; and
a discharge amount upper limit determining section configured to determine the upper limit of the amount of the ink to be discharged based on
a color saturation suppression upper limit calculated based on color measurement information of the test medium obtained by the color measurement section, the color saturation suppression upper limit being an upper limit of the amount of the ink to be discharged for suppressing color saturation of the ink, and
at least one of
an overflowing suppression upper limit calculated based on imaging information of the test medium obtained by the imaging section, the overflowing suppression upper limit being an upper limit of the amount of the ink to be discharged for suppressing overflowing of the ink,
a bleeding suppression upper limit calculated based on the imaging information, the bleeding suppression upper limit being an upper limit of the amount of the ink to be discharged for suppressing bleeding of the ink, and
an aggregation suppression upper limit calculated based on the imaging information, the aggregation suppression upper limit being an upper limit of the amount of the ink to be discharged for suppressing aggregation of the ink, wherein
the discharge amount upper limit determining section is configured to set in advance priorities among the suppressing of the color saturation of the ink and at least one of the overflowing of the ink, the bleeding of the ink, and the aggregation of the ink, and to determine the upper limit of the amount of the ink to be discharged based on the priorities.

US Pat. No. 10,507,671

DRONE BASED PRINTER

KYOCERA Document Solution...

1. A drone printer configured to print an image on a destination surface, said drone printer comprising:a projector configured to receive the image to be printed and project said image onto the destination surface;
a flying management module comprising:
a positioning system configured to detect position of said drone printer in 3-Dimensional (3D) space, and generate a rendering flight plan (RFP) in said 3D space, said RFP being representative of routing path that said drone printer is to follow during printing of said image on said destination surface, wherein the RFP is generated based on one or more attributes of any or a combination of the projected image, the drone printer, and the destination surface;
a stabilizer system configured to stabilize said drone printer in said 3D space during any or a combination of flying, aerial manoeuvring, and homing; and
a printing system comprising:
at least one colorant tank; and
at least one printing device configured to draw colorant from said at least one colorant tank, and based on information received from the positioning system apply said colorant on said destination surface so as to print said image along at least a part of the RFP with respect to the projected image.

US Pat. No. 10,507,670

NOZZLE COMPENSATION FOR SHUTTLE BASED PRINTERS

ELECTRONICS FOR IMAGING, ...

1. A method to compensate for a defective printer nozzle, the method comprising:detecting a defective printer nozzle of a plurality of printer nozzles;
initiating a print job in a print mode, the print job including image data to be printed by the defective printer nozzle in accordance with a print mask that maps the plurality of printer nozzles to a plurality of pixel locations of an image;
modifying the print mask to print the image data with a complementary nozzle that can fully or partially compensate for the defective printer nozzle, wherein the print mask is modified to print with a partially complementary nozzle when a fully complementary nozzle is unavailable to compensate for the defective nozzle; and
printing the image in accordance with the print mode and the modified print mask.

US Pat. No. 10,507,669

PRINTER

TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. A printer comprising:a thermal head having a plurality of heating elements to print on a paper that is conveyed thereto;
a controller configured to control a speed of the paper that is conveyed and an amount of power supplied to the heating elements; and
a processor configured to determine from image data of an image that is to be printed on the paper using the thermal head whether or not a character and a figure other than the character are to be simultaneously printed and instruct the controller based on the determination, wherein
the processor instructs the controller to set the speed of the paper to a first speed which is slower than a second speed, which is the speed for printing the character without the figure, upon determining that the character and the figure are to be simultaneously printed.

US Pat. No. 10,507,668

PRINTING APPARATUS

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...

1. A printing apparatus comprising:a thermal head including a plurality of heating elements arranged in a first direction;
a shaft provided on the thermal head, an axis line of the shaft extending in a second direction crossing the first direction;
a first engaging part provided on the shaft member;
a head holder configured to support the thermal head rotatably about the axis line of the shaft and detachably in the second direction;
an insertion part provided on the head holding member, the shaft member being insertable into the insertion part rotatably about the axis line and detachably in the second direction;
a shaft holder configured to hold the shaft;
a second engaging part provided on the shaft holder and configured to engage with the first engaging part so that the shaft is rotatable about the axis line and that the shaft does not come off from the shaft holder;
a guide configured to guide the shaft holder movably between an engaging position at which the first engaging part and the second engaging part engage with each other and a non-engaging position at which the first engaging part and the second engaging part do not engage with each other;
a fixing member configured to fix the shaft holder to the head holder in a case that the shaft holder is located at the engaging position; and
a fixing member-holder configured to hold the fixing member so that the fixing member does not come off from the shaft holder in a case that the shaft holder is located at the non-engaging position.

US Pat. No. 10,507,667

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR DETECTING MALFUNCTIONING NOZZLES IN A DIGITAL PRINTING PRESS

Advanced Vision Technolog...

1. A method of identifying at least one malfunctioning nozzle in a digital printing press, said digital printing press including a plurality of nozzles, the method comprising the procedures of:printing a design on a substrate;
acquiring at least one image of the printed design;
identifying at least one artifact in the acquired image; and
identifying said malfunctioning nozzle and classifying a malfunction of said at least one malfunctioning nozzle according to said at least one of said acquired image of said printed design, at least a portion of a nozzle pattern, and at least a portion of a uniformity pattern, by:
printing at least said portion of said nozzle pattern, said nozzle pattern including a nozzle color pattern for each of at least one printed color, each nozzle color pattern including a plurality of nozzle pattern rows, each nozzle pattern row including a plurality of nozzle marks representing samples of 1 in K nozzles, each row shifted by an offset of 1 nozzle, each nozzle pattern row further including at least one nozzle locator;
acquiring an image of the printed portion of said nozzle pattern;
detecting nozzle marks and said at least one nozzle locator in each of said nozzle pattern rows of the respective nozzle color patterns in said portion of said nozzle pattern;
for each nozzle pattern row, determining a grid for a selected group, of consecutive nozzle marks including expected nozzle mark locations and actual nozzle mark locations;
associating each expected nozzle mark location with a respective detected nozzle mark and determining the distance between the expected nozzle mark location and the actual nozzle mark location of the respective nozzle mark; and
identifying and classifying nozzles according to the expected nozzle mark location on said grid, the actual nozzle mark location on said grid, the at least one nozzle locator, and K, and
wherein a nozzle is classified as intact when a nozzle mark is identified in an expected nozzle mark location within a determined tolerance,
wherein a nozzle is classified as missing when an expected nozzle mark location is not associated with a detected nozzle mark,
wherein a nozzle is classified as deviated when the distance between said actual nozzle mark location and said expected nozzle mark location associated with the detected nozzle mark is above an x-deviation threshold,
wherein a nozzle is classified as inconsistent when the respective detected nozzle mark thereof exhibits a strength score below a determined strength score threshold, and
wherein nozzle is classified as redundant when a nozzle mark is detected between two expected nozzle mark locations with detected nozzle marks associated therewith.

US Pat. No. 10,507,666

INK JET RECORDING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF PRODUCING POROUS BODY

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An ink jet recording apparatus comprising:an image forming unit that forms a first image containing a first liquid and a coloring material on an ink receiving medium; and
a liquid absorbing member that includes a porous body, which is configured to be brought into contact with the first image so as to absorb at least a portion of the first liquid from the first image,
wherein the porous body is a porous sheet in which a first layer, which is configured to be brought into contact with the first image, a second layer including a second fiber, and a third layer including a third fiber are laminated in this order, and the first layer, the second layer, and the third layer are porous layers,
wherein an average fiber diameter of the second fiber is larger than an average fiber diameter of the third fiber,
wherein the second fiber has a core-in-sheath structure including a core structure forming a central axis and a sheath structure surrounding the core structure,
wherein a softening temperature of a material for forming the sheath structure is lower than any of a softening temperature of a material for forming the core structure, a softening temperature of a material for forming the first layer, and a softening temperature of a material for forming the third fiber, and
wherein an average thickness of the sheath structure is smaller than a thickness of the first layer.

US Pat. No. 10,507,664

LIQUID CARTRIDGE, AND A METHOD FOR FILLING A CARTRIDGE OF THIS TYPE WITH A LIQUID

EBS INK JET SYSTEME GMBH,...

1. A liquid cartridge for an industrial inkjet printer for printing goods, wherein the liquid cartridge comprisesa film bag,
a connector stub connected thereto, and
a lower cap,
wherein the connector stub has an opening closed by the lower cap comprising a lower rubber layer, a plastic layer defined by the connector stub and a lower holder,
wherein the lower holder comprises a lower window located above the opening and is fastened to an outer side of the connector stub,
wherein the lower rubber layer and the plastic layer, which is located below the lower rubber layer, are located below the lower window, such that they are in contact with one another and with the lower holder, and
wherein the liquid cartridge further comprises an upper cap further closing the opening, the upper cap comprising an upper rubber layer and an upper holder, wherein the upper holder overlaps the lower holder and has an upper window located in front of the opening, and the upper holder is fastened to one or more of the lower holder or to the outer side of the connector stub.

US Pat. No. 10,507,662

DUAL REGULATOR PRINT MODULE

HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPME...

1. A print module comprising:a printhead die, the printhead die including a chamber layer having ink chambers, the printhead die further including micro-channels formed in the chamber layer;
a die carrier including manifold passages through which ink flows to and from the printhead die; and
dual pressure regulators to flow fluid through the micro-channels of the printhead die.

US Pat. No. 10,507,661

METHOD FOR SCHEDULING AND CONTROLLING PRINTER MAINTENANCE

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A control method for a liquid ejecting apparatus including a transport mechanism configured to transport a first medium and a second medium in a transport direction in a state in which the first medium and the second medium are placed side by side, a printing head configured to eject liquid onto the first medium and the second medium while the printing head moves in directions intersecting with the transport direction so as to print a first plurality of images on the first medium and a second plurality of images on the second medium, at least one of the first plurality of images being different from at least one of the second plurality of images in a length in the transport direction, and a maintenance mechanism configured to execute maintenance for the printing head, the control method comprising:executing a first series of successive printing jobs for printing a first plurality of images on the first medium in parallel and a second series of successive printing jobs for printing a second plurality of images on the second medium;
interrupting the first series of successive printing jobs after a completion of a first printing job for printing a first image included in the first series of successive printing jobs, and before a start of a next printing job for printing a next image following the first printing job included in the first series of successive printing jobs;
interrupting the second series of successive printing jobs after a completion of a printing job included in the second series of successive printing jobs and being under execution at a time point at which the first series of successive printing jobs has been interrupted; and
executing, by the maintenance mechanism, a maintenance for the printing head in a state in which both the first series of successive printing jobs and the second series of successive printing jobs are interrupted.

US Pat. No. 10,507,660

WASTE LIQUID TANK AND LIQUID DISCHARGING APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME

BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI K...

1. A tank configured to hold a waste liquid discharged from a liquid discharging unit, the tank comprising:a casing including:
an inner wall surface defining a space in which the waste liquid is held; and
a communication port connecting the space and an outside;
an absorber placed in the space;
a rib protruding from the inner wall surface, the rib extending along the inner wall surface in an extending direction from a position distant from the communication port toward a position close to the communication port, the rib being in contact with the absorber with a gap between the absorber and a part of the inner wall surface; and
an atmosphere communication hole provided in the part of the inner wall surface, the atmosphere communication hole being connected to the liquid discharging unit,
wherein the gap between the absorber and the part of the inner wall surface is connected to the communication port and to the atmosphere communication hole such that the gap allows atmosphere to communicate with the liquid discharging unit and the outside via the gap and the communication port,
wherein an end of the rib on a side opposite to the communication port in the extending direction is positioned closer to the communication port than the atmosphere communication hole.

US Pat. No. 10,507,659

LIQUID JETTING HEAD AND INK-JET PRINTER

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...

1. A liquid jetting head comprising:a nozzle plate having a nozzle surface in which nozzles are open;
a channel member having a first surface and a second surface on an opposite side to the first surface, the nozzle plate being joined to the first surface, the channel member being formed with channels communicating with the nozzles respectively and a cavity being different from the channels, the channels including pressure chambers respectively;
drive elements provided on the second surface of the channel member to correspond to the pressure chambers respectively, the drive elements having terminals led out to the second surface of the channel member; and
a wiring member having wirings, the wirings being joined to the terminals respectively on the second surface of the channel member,
wherein the nozzles are aligned in a first direction along the nozzle surface,
the pressure chambers are aligned in the first direction,
connecting points of the wirings and the terminals are aligned in the first direction,
at least a part of the cavity is positioned between the pressure chambers and the connecting points, in relation to a second direction which is along the nozzle surface and orthogonal to the first direction, and
the cavity has a length, in a third direction orthogonal to the nozzle surface, which is half or more of a thickness of the channel member in the third direction.

US Pat. No. 10,507,658

LIQUID EJECTION APPARATUS

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...

1. A liquid ejection apparatus, comprising:a plurality of channel rows each comprising a plurality of individual channels to which liquid is to be supplied, the plurality of individual channels being arranged in an arrangement pitch in an arrangement direction;
a plurality of piezoelectric elements each constituted by an individual electrode, a common electrode, and a piezoelectric layer interposed between the individual electrode and the common electrode, the plurality of piezoelectric elements each provided for a corresponding one of the plurality of individual channels; and
a plurality of individual wires respectively extending from a plurality of individual electrodes, each as the individual electrode, to an outside connecting region located adjacent to the plurality of channel rows, the plurality of individual wires being to be connected to an external circuit board, the plurality of individual wires each comprising a contact to be connected to an individual terminal of the external circuit board,
wherein a portion of each of the plurality of channel rows in the arrangement direction comprises an intra-row void that is a region between two of the plurality of individual channels, which two are adjacent to and spaced apart from each other at a distance greater than the arrangement pitch,
wherein each of the plurality of individual wires extends to a portion of the outside connecting region which corresponds to a corresponding one of the plurality of individual channels, and
wherein a first common wire extending from the common electrode and to be connected to a common terminal of the external circuit board is provided at a portion of the outside connecting region which corresponds to the intra-row void.

US Pat. No. 10,507,657

LIQUID DISCHARGE HEAD, LIQUID DISCHARGE DEVICE, AND LIQUID DISCHARGE APPARATUS

RICOH COMPANY, LTD., Tok...

1. A liquid discharge head comprising:a nozzle plate including a plurality of nozzles to discharge liquid;
a channel substrate including a channel plate and a holding substrate bonded to the channel plate, the channel plate including a plurality of individual liquid chambers formed therein to communicate with the plurality of nozzles;
a common-liquid-chamber substrate including a common liquid chamber to supply the liquid to the plurality of individual liquid chambers;
an adhesive bonding the holding substrate and the common-liquid-chamber substrate and facing the common liquid chamber; and
a sealant disposed between the nozzle plate and the common-liquid-chamber substrate and surrounding the adhesive,
wherein the adhesive and the sealant are free of overlapping with each other in a plan view of the common-liquid-chamber substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,507,656

PIEZOELECTRIC DEVICE, LIQUID EJECTING HEAD, AND LIQUID EJECTING APPARATUS

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A piezoelectric device used in a liquid ejecting head that ejects a liquid from a nozzle, comprising:a flow-path-forming substrate in which an individual liquid chamber that communicates with the nozzle and a liquid supply chamber that communicates with the individual liquid chamber are formed,
a vibration plate formed at a position corresponding to the individual liquid chamber and the liquid supply chamber of the flow-path-forming substrate,
a plurality of liquid supply ports formed in the vibration plate and positioned between a communication portion of a manifold and the liquid supply chamber, wherein the liquid flows from an opening in the communication portion into an opening of the liquid supply chamber through the plurality of liquid supply ports formed in the vibration plate, wherein an opening of each of the liquid supply ports is smaller than the opening of the communication portion; and
a piezoelectric element including a first electrode, a piezoelectric layer, and a second electrode, the piezoelectric element being formed at a position on the vibration plate corresponding to the individual liquid chamber,
wherein the liquid supply ports are provided so as to penetrate the vibration plate such that the liquid flows from the communication portion to the liquid supply chamber through the liquid supply ports, and
wherein the vibration plate contains zirconium oxide.

US Pat. No. 10,507,654

PRINT ELEMENT SUBSTRATE AND LIQUID EJECTION HEAD

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A liquid ejection head comprising arrayed substrates provided with:a plurality of ejection ports provided for a plate member,
a plurality of energy-generating elements, each provided facing a corresponding ejection port and generating energy for use in ejecting a liquid from the corresponding ejection port,
a plurality of first walls, each connected with the plate member and forming a part of a channel, through which a liquid flows, provided on a side of the plurality of energy-generating elements, and
a plurality of second walls, each having a volume larger than that of the plurality of first walls and being provided on another side of the plurality of energy-generating elements,
wherein a plurality of energy-generating element rows, in which at least one of the plurality of energy-generating elements is provided with a first wall in a first direction and a second wall in a second direction opposite to the first direction and at least one of the plurality of energy-generating elements in which a second wall is provided in the first direction and a first wall is provided in the second direction are arrayed, are equipped in parallel with each other at a predetermined period;
wherein the plurality of energy-generating element rows are provided, shifted in a direction in which the plurality of energy-generating elements are arrayed in a deviation by a space or less between adjacent energy-generating elements in an energy-generating element row; and
wherein supply ports for supplying liquid to the plurality of energy-generating elements are provided on both sides of each of the plurality of energy-generating element rows.

US Pat. No. 10,507,653

LARGE FORMAT PRINTER

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A large format printer capable of serial printing on a medium which is greater than or equal to A3 short side width, comprising:a control circuit which is provided with a drive signal generating circuit which outputs a first drive signal including a first waveform, a second drive signal including a second waveform, and a reference voltage signal;
a print head which includes a plurality of drive elements which perform printing according to applied voltages; and
a cable which connects the control circuit to the print head,
wherein the print head includes a head drive circuit which applies voltages corresponding to waveforms which are selected from the first waveform in the first drive signal and the second waveform in the second drive signal which are input via the cable, to the drive elements,
wherein the cable includes, in an overlapping state, a first cable and a second cable which each include a first wire which propagates the first drive signal, a second wire which propagates the second drive signal, and a third wire which propagates the reference voltage signal, and
wherein in the first cable and the second cable, the first wire is adjacent to the third wire, the second wire is adjacent to the third wire, and, in an overlapping direction, the first wire overlaps the third wire, and the second wire overlaps the third wire.

US Pat. No. 10,507,652

RAPIDLY-WETTED PIN-STYLE ELECTRO-HYDRODYNAMIC JET PRINT HEAD

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. A print head assembly for printing an ink on a substrate, the print head assembly comprising:a printing pin member having a tip;
a wetting system separate from the printing pin member, the wetting system having an ink reservoir; and
a charging system operably coupled to the printing pin member, the charging system configured to apply a voltage charge to the printing pin member to electro-hydrodynamically transfer ink from the wetting system to the printing pin member.

US Pat. No. 10,507,651

PRINTING DEVICE, PRINTING METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY RECORDING MEDIUM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A printing device, comprising:a print head that prints, on a print medium, image data of a print target and a decorative image; and
a processor that controls the print head to print image data of the decorative image on the print medium while the printing device that is held by a user moves on the print medium in a first movement,
wherein the processor causes the print head to print the image data of the print target in a range that is indicated by the printed decorative image while the held printing device moves on the print medium in a second movement after the image data of the decorative image is printed.

US Pat. No. 10,507,650

PIEZOELECTRIC PRINT HEAD DRIVE WITH ENERGY RECOVERY

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

1. An energy recovery circuit in a print head, comprising:at least one waveform rail;
an array of piezoelectric actuators selectively electrically connectable to the waveform rail, the piezoelectric actuators creating a capacitive load;
at least one pseudo-jet capacitive load, selectively coupled to the waveform rail, depending upon how many piezoelectric actuators are connected to the waveform rail; and
at least one inductor, each inductor coupled to one of the at least one waveform rail, wherein each inductor forms a resonant circuit with a waveform rail capacitance and returns energy to a power supply.

US Pat. No. 10,507,648

LIQUID EJECTING HEAD AND LIQUID EJECTING APPARATUS

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A liquid ejecting head comprising:at least one piezoelectric element driven with a drive signal;
a switch circuit which is provided on a circuit substrate and switches between supply and shut-off of the drive signal to the at least one piezoelectric element;
a pressure chamber which is filled with liquid and changes pressure inside in accordance with the drive by the at least one piezoelectric element;
at least one nozzle which ejects the liquid filling the pressure chamber, in response to a change in the pressure within the pressure chamber;
a reserve chamber which reserves the liquid to be supplied to the pressure chamber;
a housing in which at least one part of the reserve chamber is contained; and
a flow channel substrate in which at least another part of the reserve chamber is contained, wherein
the at least one piezoelectric element is provided in a sealed space defined by a plurality of members including the circuit substrate,
the reserve chamber includes a first flow channel and a second flow channel,
a first end of the first flow channel communicates with a first end of the second flow channel within the housing or the flow channel substrate,
a second end of the first flow channel communicates with a second end of the second flow channel within the housing or the flow channel substrate, and
the circuit substrate and switch circuit are provided between the first flow channel and the second flow channel.

US Pat. No. 10,507,646

RECORDING APPARATUS AND RECORDING METHOD

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A recording apparatus, comprising:a recording head in which a plurality of ejection ports for ejecting ink are arranged in a predetermined direction;
an acquisition unit configured to acquire recording data for deciding ejection or non-ejection of ink to each pixel;
a control unit configured to cause the recording head to perform an ejection operation from the plurality of ejection ports on a basis of the recording data while relatively moving the recording head and a recording medium in a cross direction crossing the predetermined direction;
a selection unit configured to select a target ejection port, from among the plurality of ejection ports in accordance with a predetermined priority order of the plurality of ejection ports with respect to each of a plurality of pixel rows arranged in the cross direction, wherein a plurality of pixels are arranged in a predetermined direction in each of the pixel rows; and
a determination unit configured to determine, on a basis of the ejection operation, whether or not the target ejection port selected by the selection unit with respect to each of the pixel rows in the cross direction is in ejection failure, wherein
the selection unit updates priority order for selecting the target ejection port for subjecting to the determination by the determination unit so that a previous target ejection port selected by the selection unit for subjecting to the determination by the determination unit with respect to a pixel row corresponding to a previous ejection operation of two pixel rows adjacent to each other in the cross direction has lowest priority order with respect to a pixel row corresponding to a subsequent ejection operation and selects, on a basis of the updated priority order, a target ejection port for subjecting to the determination by the determination unit with respect to the pixel row for which the subsequent ejection operation is to be performed.

US Pat. No. 10,507,644

LIQUID EJECTING HEAD

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A liquid ejecting head comprising:a print element substrate including an ejection opening for ejecting a liquid;
a wiring member including wiring electrically connected to the print element substrate;
a connection electrically connecting the print element substrate to the wiring member;
a support member supporting the wiring member;
a sealing material sealing the connection; and
a cover member having an opening through which the print element substrate is exposed and provided on the support member,
wherein the wiring member is a strip-shaped member, and
wherein a portion of the wiring member is provided on a supporting surface of the support member supporting the wiring member, and the portion of the wiring member includes a first portion that is sandwiched between the cover member and the support member and a second portion that is provided in the opening, and wherein the second portion is covered by the sealing material.

US Pat. No. 10,507,643

TRANSFER-PRINTING INK AND TRANSFER-PRINTING METHOD

KYOCERA Document Solution...

1. A transfer-printing ink comprising:a pigment;
an anionic fixing resin; and
a volatile amine as a neutralizer for neutralizing the fixing resin,
wherein
an average particle diameter of the pigment is 30 nm to 150 nm,
a mass ratio of the pigment to the fixing resin is 1:1 to 1:5,
an added amount of the volatile amine is 0.8 to 1.5 times a neutralization equivalent,
the ink is ejected onto a transfer paper base on an ink-jet recording device when transfer paper is prepared, and the ink is transferred from the transfer paper to cloth when the transfer paper with the cloth laid thereover is heated, and
the fixing resin is a water-dispersible resin, and the water-dispersible resin is one, two, or more selected from the group consisting of styrene-acrylic resin, a copolymer of styrene-acrylic resin with polyester resin, and a copolymer of styrene-acrylic resin with urethane resin.

US Pat. No. 10,507,642

ROLLER ARRANGEMENT, A METHOD OF FORMING A PATTERN, A METHOD OF PRINTING A PATTERN AND APPARATUS FOR PRINTING A PATTERN

HP Indigo B.V., Amstelve...

1. A roller arrangement for printing apparatus, the roller arrangement comprising:a first roller, the first roller comprising a plurality of cavities, each of the plurality of cavities to receive an amount of a coating material; and
an extractor to remove at least a portion of the coating material from a selected set of the plurality of cavities.

US Pat. No. 10,507,641

INK SUPPLY DEVICE

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. An ink supply system comprising:an ink supply device with a first end and a second end located along an axis on opposite sides of the ink supply device, wherein the first end is frustum shaped, and the second end is frustum shaped;
a first ink connector attached to the first end;
a second ink connector attached to the second end, wherein the first ink connector and the second ink connector are bi-directional for ink flow in response to a threshold pressure applied; and
a pump connected to the second ink connector to move ink accumulating in the second end through the second ink connector into the ink supply system.

US Pat. No. 10,507,640

THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTER

XYZPRINTING, INC., New T...

1. A three-dimensional printer for forming a three-dimensional object comprising:a machine mainframe with a carrying plane;
a three-dimensional printing module positioned on the machine mainframe, and configured for forming the three-dimensional object on the carrying plane according to a three-dimensional model data; and
a color spraying nozzle module positioned on the machine mainframe and configured for coloring a surface of the three-dimensional object according to the three-dimensional model data, wherein the color spraying nozzle module includes at least one color spraying nozzle and at least one screen member, the color spraying nozzle includes at least one nozzle hole, the screen member includes at least one screen hole, the screen hole is arranged corresponding to the nozzle hole, and an area of the screen hole is smaller than that of the nozzle hole,
wherein the screen member includes an adjusting structure configured for adjusting the size of the screen hole arranged corresponding to the nozzle hole, the adjusting structure includes a mobile member connected between the color spraying nozzle and the screen member, the mobile member is configured to drive the screen member to slide relative to the color spraying nozzle, so that one of the plurality of screen holes is selected for being arranged corresponding to the nozzle hole.

US Pat. No. 10,507,639

MODULAR PRINTING APPARATUS FOR 3D PRINTING

3Dbotics, Inc., Dearborn...

1. A printing apparatus, comprising:a manifold shaped as a rectangular parallelepiped having three pairs of parallel faces including a bottom face and comprising
a body thereof defining a plurality of fluidic channels,
the bottom face defining a slot configured to accommodate insertion of a printing element; and
at least one face from among the three pairs of parallel faces defining a plurality of fluidic connections in fluidic communication with the fluidic channels, wherein the manifold is configured to travel along a travel axis, and the bottom face is oriented at a non-orthogonal angle relative to the travel axis, such that when a printing element is disposed in the manifold and dispenses liquid, the liquid is dispensed at the non-orthogonal angle relative to the travel axis.

US Pat. No. 10,507,638

REACTIVE ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

Elementum 3D, Inc., Erie...

1. A method of producing an article, comprising:providing a first material in powder form;
providing a second material in powder form, the second material capable of chemically reacting with the first material to form a reaction product;
providing a diluent material, the diluent material being added to controllably reduce an extent of propagation of the chemical reaction between the first and second materials;
forming the first, second, and diluent materials into a first layer;
subjecting a portion of the first layer to energy sufficient to initiate the chemical reaction between the first and second materials to form a portion of the article, the portion of the article comprising the reaction product;
forming a second layer of the first, second, and diluent materials on the first layer; and
subjecting a portion of the second layer to the energy to form an additional portion of the article.

US Pat. No. 10,507,637

PEELING APPARATUS

DISCO CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. A peeling apparatus for peeling off a wafer from an ingot with a peel-off layer formed therein by applying a laser beam having a wavelength that is transmittable through the ingot to the ingot while a focal point of the laser beam is being positioned at a depth equal to a thickness of the wafer to be peeled off, in the ingot, the peeling apparatus comprising:an ingot holding unit holding the ingot in a hanging state where a portion of the ingot to be peeled off as the wafer is directed downwardly;
a water container containing water therein;
an ultrasonic unit immersed in the water in the water container;
a moving unit moving the ingot holding unit vertically into a position where the ingot holding unit faces the ultrasonic unit and at least the portion of the ingot to be peeled off as the wafer is immersed in the water in the water container; and
a nozzle ejecting water to the portion of the ingot to be peeled off as the wafer thereby to promote the peeling of the wafer from the ingot.

US Pat. No. 10,507,636

PLASTIC FLOORING HAVING THREE-DIMENSIONAL PATTERNS AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME

1. A method of making plastic flooring comprising steps of:A. providing a substrate and delivering the substrate toward a rolling unit;
B. delivering a printing layer, wherein the printing layer is blank and is delivered toward the rolling unit by way of a second delivery roller mechanism;
C. rolling, wherein the rolling unit rolls the substrate and the printing layer together so as to produce the plastic flooring material, and the printing layer has three-dimensional embossing;
D. digital printing, wherein color material being printed on the three-dimensional embossing of the printing layer by using a digital print unit;
E. coating an abrasion resistant layer, wherein a coating unit coats wear-resistant materials of the abrasion resistant layer on the printing layer; and
F. shaping, wherein the plastic flooring material is shaped so as to dry and harden the abrasion resistant layer.

US Pat. No. 10,507,635

METHODS AND APPARATUS TO FORM VENTING PATHWAYS IN PRESSURE SENSITIVE ADHESIVES FOR LAMINATE STACKS

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A method comprising:forming a laminate stack including a gas permeable nonwoven layer, a pressure sensitive adhesive layer, and a removable liner, a first surface of the pressure sensitive adhesive layer contacting a surface of the gas permeable nonwoven layer, a second second surface of the pressure sensitive adhesive layer located opposite the first surface contacting a surface of the removable liner; and
processing the laminate stack by reducing a ductility of the pressure sensitive adhesive layer such that venting pathways are formed in the pressure sensitive adhesive layer in response to a mechanical strain applied to the pressure sensitive adhesive layer via a trapped gas, the venting pathways extending through a thickness of the pressure sensitive adhesive layer to enable the trapped gas to pass through the pressure sensitive adhesive layer from the second surface to the first surface.

US Pat. No. 10,507,634

APPLICATION DEVICE AND APPLICATION METHOD

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. An application device that applies a film to a base material having a bonding surface, along a first direction which is an extending direction of the base material, comprising:an application mechanism having an application unit that applies the film from a first end to a second end in the first direction on the base material by pressing the film wherein the application unit can be driven in both the first direction and a second direction as the film is applied to the base material, the second direction being a direction orthogonal to the first direction and in which the bonding surface and the film are opposed to each other; and
a film gripping part that grips an end portion of the film on the second end side and that can be driven in the second direction as the application unit presses the film by moving in the first and second directions relative to the base material.

US Pat. No. 10,507,633

MANUFACTURING PROCESS FOR ELASTOMERIC LAMINATE

First Quality Baby Produc...

1. A process for making an elastomeric laminated product comprising:laminating an elastomeric film between a first spunbond nonwoven layer and a second spunbond nonwoven layer so as to form a laminated web;
transporting the laminated web through intermeshing rollers so as to strain portions of the laminated web to form activated regions in the laminated web;
after the step of transporting, applying heat to non-activated regions of the activated laminated web and drawing the activated laminated web in the machine direction so as to elongate the non-activated regions; and
transporting the activated laminated web to a first portion of a rotating wheel, the first portion of the wheel having a cross direction width that is smaller than a cross direction width at a second portion of the wheel, so that the laminated web follows rotation of the wheel and is stretched in the cross direction at the second portion of the wheel before separating from the wheel at the first portion in a relaxed state.

US Pat. No. 10,507,628

VEHICLE INTERIOR COMPONENT

Shanghai Yanfeng Jinqiao ...

1. A component for a vehicle interior comprising:a structural substrate comprising a fiber panel with at least one hole and a resin-formed structure;
a cover coupled to at least one of (a) the fiber panel or (b) the resin-formed structure;
wherein the fiber panel is formed into a compression-formed component with a shape and a thickness;
wherein the resin-formed structure of the structural substrate comprises a molded feature formed in the at least one hole of the fiber panel;
wherein the structural substrate is formed with the shape provided by the compression-formed component and with the resin-formed structure providing the molded feature in the at least one hole of the fiber panel providing the compression-formed component.

US Pat. No. 10,507,627

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FORMING A DUST MITIGATING FABRIC

The Boeing Company, Chic...

11. A system for forming a dust mitigating fabric, wherein the dust mitigating fabric includes an adapter for receiving an electrical signal, having one or more phases, from an alternating-current (AC) power source, the system comprising:a warp strand delivery unit including a plurality of warp strands, wherein the plurality of warp strands comprise a plurality of insulative warp strands and a plurality of conductive warp strands, wherein the plurality of warp strands comprise a plurality of groups of warp strands including a group of insulative warp strands and one or more groups of conductive warp strands, wherein each group of conductive warp strands corresponds to a respective phase of the electrical signal;
a plurality of heddles that each receive a respective one of the plurality of warp strands;
a plurality of harnesses coupled to the plurality of heddles, wherein the plurality of harnesses are operable to:
move the plurality of groups of warp strands relative to each other to form a shed between the plurality of insulative warp strands and the plurality of conductive warp strands, and
move, on a group by group basis, each group of conductive warp strands relative to the group of insulative warp strands to facilitate forming the adapter; and
a picking device operable to move a weft strand through the shed to form a woven fabric,
wherein the one or more groups of conductive warp strands comprises a first group of conductive warp strands corresponding to a first phase of the electrical signal, and a second group of conductive warp strands corresponding to a second phase of the electrical signal, and
wherein to form the adapter, the plurality of harnesses are operable to:
raise the plurality of conductive warp strands to an elevated position relative to the plurality of insulative warp strands to facilitate inserting a first insulating termination sheet between the plurality of conductive warp strands and the plurality of insulative warp strands,
after the first insulating termination sheet is inserted, lower the first group of conductive warp strands to facilitate coupling a first conducting termination sheet to the first insulating termination sheet with the first group of conductive warp strands between the first conducting termination sheet and the first insulating termination sheet,
after the first group of conductive warp strands is lowered, maintain the second group of conductive warp strands in the elevated position to facilitate inserting a second insulating termination sheet between the plurality of insulative warp strands and the second group of conductive warp strands, and
after the second insulating termination sheet is inserted, lower the second group of conductive warp strands to facilitate coupling a second conducting termination sheet to the second insulating termination sheet with the second group of conductive warp strands between the second conducting termination sheet and the second insulating termination sheet.

US Pat. No. 10,507,625

TIRE VULCANIZATION MOLD

TOYO TIRE CORPORATION, I...

1. A tire vulcanization mold for vulcanization molding a tire, comprisingan annular side mold having a side molding surface for molding a side wall portion of the tire, wherein
the side mold comprises:
a side mold body having an annular recess extending over an entire circumference in a tire circumferential direction provided on the side molding surface; and
an annular side ring fitted into the annular recess and constituting a part of the side molding surface, and
the side ring is mounted in the annular recess such that a vent gap for discharging air is formed between a circumferential surface of the side ring and a wall surface of the annular recess facing the circumferential surface, on an opening portion side of the annular recess, and such that the side ring is centered with respect to the side mold by a close contact fitting portion in which the side ring and the annular recess are fitted without a gap therebetween, on a bottom portion side of the annular recess.

US Pat. No. 10,507,624

BLOW MOULDING MACHINE WITH AUTOMATICALLY ACTUATED BASE COUPLING

KRONES AG, (DE)

1. An apparatus for transforming plastic parisons into plastic containers, said apparatus having at least one transforming station which has a blow mould within which the plastic parisons can be expanded by application of a gaseous medium, wherein the blow mould has a base part which is releasably arranged on a support, and having a fastening mechanism for fastening the base part to the support, wherein the transforming station has at least one first connector for supplying a flowable temperature control medium to the transforming station, wherein supply of the temperature control medium via the connector can be disconnected by removal of the base part from the support, wherein the fastening mechanism has a release element which is movable in a predetermined straight direction (L), and by a displacement of the release element into a first predetermined position, wherein the fastening of the base part on the support is releasable and by a displacement of the release element into a second predetermined position wherein the base part can be fastened on the support, said apparatus further comprising at least one robot device which robot device is configured to automatically carry out a change of the base part, and wherein the actuation of the fastening mechanism for the base part is coupled to the actuation of a fastening mechanism for at least one side part of the blow mould, wherein the fastening mechanism of the side part is rotated substantially by 90° relative to the fastening mechanism of the base part.

US Pat. No. 10,507,623

PRESSING TOOL WITH OPTIMIZED RESIN FLOW

Bayerische Motoren Werke ...

1. A pressing tool for producing composite fiber components, comprising:a first tool portion;
a second tool portion movable relative to the first tool portion, wherein the first and second tool portions form, in a closed state of the pressing tool, a forming cavity that receives a semi-finished fiber product intended to be formed, each of the first and second tool portions having a tool surface delimiting the cavity,
at least one of the tool surfaces comprises at least two adjacent and mutually inclined surface portions connected to each other via a curved transition portion, and
the curved transition portion has at least one channel-shaped recess facing the cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,507,622

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CURING POLYMER MATRIX COMPOSITE PARTS IN MANUFACTURING AND REPAIRING PROCESSES

Airbus Operations S.L., ...

1. A system for curing a polymer matrix composite lay-up which comprises:an inner vacuum bag placed over the lay-up to be cured located over a working area with edges of the inner vacuum bag joined to the working area by at least one first sealing element, wherein the working area is at least one of a repairing area and a manufacturing area;
a perforated bulkhead located over the inner vacuum bag, wherein the bulkhead includes a cover over the working area and sides extending down from the cover towards the working area, wherein the sides are offset from a horizontal plane that includes at least a portion of the cover, and the sides include a lowermost edge seated on the inner vacuum bag inward of the edges of the inner vacuum bag;
an outer vacuum bag placed over the perforated bulkhead and over the edges of the inner vacuum bag, wherein edges of the outer vacuum bag are joined to the working area by at least one second sealing element and wherein the edges of the inner vacuum bag are sandwiched between the outer vacuum bag and the at least one first sealing element;
a vacuum device located over the working area so that the outer vacuum bag presses both the edges of the inner vacuum bag and the first sealant element in a first step of a curing process, wherein a vacuum pressure is applied both to the inner vacuum bag and to the outer vacuum bag, and
a heating source located outside the outer vacuum bag or below the inner vacuum bag.

US Pat. No. 10,507,621

POLYURETHANE COMPOUND FOR PRODUCING AN INTEGRATED INSULATION COMPONENT

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen (D...

1. A process for producing an insulation component, the process comprising:I. placing an insulating foam material in a mold, wherein the insulating foam material is a single layer;
II. mixing
a) at least one isocyanate compound,
b) at least one polymeric compound having hydrogen atoms reactive towards isocyanate,
c) chain extenders and/or crosslinkers comprising (i) an aliphatic, cycloaliphatic or aromatic diol having from 2 to 14 carbon atoms and (ii) a primary amine or a secondary amine, and
d) at least one catalyst to give a reaction mixture; and
III. injecting the reaction mixture into the mold and curing the reaction mixture to form a seamless single polyurethane outer layer enclosing the insulating foam,
wherein the average functionality of the at least one polymeric compound having hydrogen atoms reactive towards isocyanate (b) and the chain extenders and/or crosslinkers (c) and the at least one isocyanate compound (a) is greater than 2.2, and
wherein the insulation component is for use in a door or wall component for a cold storing device.

US Pat. No. 10,507,620

MODULAR DEVICE FOR POSITIONING TWO COMPONENTS WITH RESPECT TO ONE ANOTHER

FAZUP, Delemont (CH)

1. Device for positioning a first element with respect to a second element that comprises:a horizontal panel of which the upper face of which is able to hold the first element and which has a housing able to hold the second element;
first abutment means against which the first element is able to come into abutment in a first adjusting direction and second abutment means against which the first element is able to come into abutment in a second adjusting direction perpendicular to the first adjusting direction, said first and second abutment means being mounted on the panel projecting from the upper face of the panel,
means for adjusting the position of the first abutment means in the first adjusting direction and means for adjusting the position of the second abutment means in the second adjusting direction with respect to the position of the housing in the panel, and
at least one series of orifices formed in the panel which are distributed on the panel along the associated adjusting direction,
wherein said abutment means comprise at least one foot able to be held in an orifice of said series of orifices, which is defined according to the adjusting of the position of said abutment means with respect to the position of the housing,
wherein the orifices of each series of orifices are distributed in several alignments extending parallel to said respective adjusting direction, with the alignments being separated from one another along the other of the first and second adjusting directions not being the respective adjusting direction, with the orifices of each of the alignments being offset from the orifices of each other alignment of the series along said adjusting direction by a multiple of a predefined pitch,
wherein the orifices of each alignment are sequentially separated along the respective adjustment direction by a same distance equal to the value of said pitch multiplied by a multiple equal to the number of alignments of said respective series of orifices, said multiple being greater than or equal to two, and
wherein along the respective adjusting direction, the orifices immediately adjacent each orifice of any particular alignment are separated by free space of the panel absent intervening orifices.

US Pat. No. 10,507,619

LAMINATOR

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A laminator, comprising:a turnover abutment comprising a first surface and a second surface opposite to each other, the first surface and the second surface being bearing surfaces on each of which a plurality of suction structures are provided, the plurality of suction structures being used for sucking a borne object onto the bearing surface; and
a film laminating device configured to laminate a film on the borne object on one of the bearing surfaces, wherein
the turnover abutment includes:
a mounting chamber running through the two bearing surfaces; and
a support member provided within the mounting chamber, wherein the support member is connected to a first servo motor, and the support member includes a first support portion and a second support portion, each of the first support portion and the second support portion is configured to, driven by the first servo motor, protrude from a corresponding bearing surface of the two bearing surfaces to support a corresponding borne object or return back to the mounting chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,507,618

TUBULAR BODY

UCHIYAMA MANUFACTURING CO...

1. A tubular body formed by joining two semi-tubular portions that are divided in radial direction, the tubular body having a connection flange portion provided with a bolt hole on at least one end portion,wherein the two semi-tubular portions have joint projection portions at both edge portions in circumferential direction, the joint projection portions projecting in radial direction and extending in axial direction,
wherein a joint portion formed by abutting each joint projection portion of the semi-tubular portions on at least one of both sides in circumferential direction has a region provided along a division plane passing a central axis of the tubular body, and has a bent region which is configured to be bent so as to deviate from the division plane between the region provided along the division plane and the connection flange portion,
wherein the bolt hole is provided at a position where the joint portion is partially overlapped with the bolt hole with the connection flange portion side seen in an axial direction of the tubular body, when the joint portion is provided along the division plane along the entire axial direction, and
wherein the bent region is positioned out of an axis of the bolt hole.

US Pat. No. 10,507,617

LASER WELDED STRUCTURE, ELECTRONIC CONTROLLER AND MANUFACTURE METHOD FOR LASER WELDED STRUCTURE

HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEM...

1. A laser welded structure comprising a resin molded body and a metal body made of a metal which are laser welded together, the resin molded body formed from a thermoplastic polymer alloy containing a crystalline resin and an amorphous resin,wherein a glass transition temperature of the amorphous resin is lower than a melting start temperature of the crystalline resin,
wherein at least a joint surface of the resin molded body with the metal body is subjected to an oxygen function amplifying treatment.

US Pat. No. 10,507,616

THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECT-MANUFACTURING APPARATUS, THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECT-MANUFACTURING METHOD, AND PROGRAM

KEIO UNIVERSITY, Tokyo (...

1. A three-dimensional object-manufacturing apparatus comprising:a head that ejects a forming material; and
a processor, wherein the processor performs:
voxel model-generating processing that, based on three-dimensional shape data representing a shape of a three-dimensional object, generates a voxel model representing an internal structure for forming the three-dimensional object;
judging processing that judges whether a Hamilton path can be established for the voxel model generated in the voxel model-generating processing;
subvoxel-generating processing that, when it is judged in the judging processing that a Hamilton path cannot be established for the voxel model, divides voxels of the voxel model to generate subvoxels;
Hamilton path-establishing processing that establishes a Hamilton path for the voxel model;
tool path-generating processing that generates a tool path for forming the forming material based on the Hamilton path established in the Hamilton path-establishing processing; and
path-setting processing that makes a setting relating to a direction of the tool path for at least a portion of the three-dimensional object, the direction of the tool path being associated with at least one of tensile and compression strength and a likelihood of cracking, and the tensile and compression strength and the likelihood of cracking being based on a direction in which the forming material is formed,
wherein the head implements forming of the three-dimensional object based on the tool path generated in the tool path-generating processing, and
wherein the tool path-generating processing generates the tool path based on the direction of the tool path set in the path-setting processing.

US Pat. No. 10,507,613

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING HIGH PRESSURE GAS TANK

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

1. A method of manufacturing a high pressure gas tank including a fiber layer formed by mounting nozzles on apexes of dome sections of both ends of a liner in an axial direction and repeatedly winding a fiber bundle on an external surface of the liner, the method comprising:preparing the liner having pedestal sections having outer surfaces on which the dome sections are installed along an uniform stress surface and concave surfaces on which the nozzles are mounted on the apexes of the dome sections;
mounting the nozzles having nozzle flanges entering the pedestal sections and nozzle main bodies protruding from the nozzle flanges toward end sides of the liner on the apexes such that the nozzle flanges enter the pedestal sections;
mounting ring-shaped caps on boundary portions between flange outer circumferential edges of the nozzle flanges entering the pedestal sections and inner circumferential walls of the pedestal sections, and covering boundary gaps of the boundary portions with the caps; and
forming the fiber layer by repeatedly winding the fiber bundle impregnated with a thermosetting resin on the external surface of the liner when the nozzles and the caps are mounted; wherein
the caps having same linear expansion coefficients as the liner and inner surfaces in a curved surface shape of outer surfaces of the dome sections and outer surfaces of the nozzle flanges are used as the ring-shaped caps when the boundary gaps are covered with the caps, and a helical winding layer is formed first by winding the fiber bundle while including the nozzle flanges to cover the dome sections such that the fiber bundle is disposed on the dome sections of both ends in the axial direction when the fiber layer is formed.

US Pat. No. 10,507,611

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING A FILLED SBM BOTTLE

Fresenius Kabi Deutschlan...

1. A method for producing a container filled with an infusion solution and having a main body which includes a width extending along a first transverse axis (B) of the container, and a depth extending along a second transverse axis (T) of the container, which runs perpendicularly to the first transverse axis (B), and wherein the width of the main body is larger than the depth of the main body, the method comprising the following method steps:providing a preform having a hanger which is disposed on a base of the preform, wherein a transverse axis (QH) of the hanger is disposed so as to be transverse to the first transverse axis (B) of the container;
heating the provided preform in a heating installation;
infeeding the heated preform to a stretching and blowing apparatus;
stretching and blowing the preform in the stretching and blowing apparatus such that the container for the infusion solution is molded from the preform;
cleaning the molded container and optionally drying the cleaned container in a drying installation;
filling the cleaned and optionally dried container with at least one infusion solution in a filling system, by way of a filling opening which is present in the container,
closing the container by attaching a closure, to the filling opening of the container;
sterilizing the closed container in an autoclave, wherein the hanger of the preform prior to stretching and blowing in the stretching and blowing apparatus is aligned and turned over in the direction of the first transverse axis of the container molded from the preform, wherein the preform is moved through the heating installation and said preform along the circumference thereof is rotated at least in a part of the heating installation.

US Pat. No. 10,507,610

SOFT WRAP SUBSTRATE

1. A molded component comprising:a single injection molded polymer substrate for a motor vehicle, said single injection molded polymer substrate having a front panel with a thickness t1, a side panel with a thickness t2 and extending from said front panel at an angle, a bottom panel extending from said front panel and said side panel, wherein said front panel, side panel and bottom panel are molded together as said single injection molded polymer substrate, a first corner between and adjoining said front panel and said side panel, a second corner between and adjoining said bottom panel and said side panel, and a third corner between and adjoining said first corner and said second corner, said first corner having an effective thickness greater than thickness t1 and thickness t2; and
a groove extending along said first corner between said front panel and said side panel, said groove also extending along said second corner and said third corner, said groove extending along said first corner having a front panel edge and a side panel edge with at least one of said front panel edge and said side panel edge having alternating and repeating blocks of spaces, said alternating and repeating blocks of spaces reducing said effective thickness of said first corner and providing controlled cooling of said first corner during injection molding of said single injection molded polymer substrate;
wherein the alternating and repeating blocks of spaces form a dentil profile edge that extends into the groove whereby the groove has an increased width at each block of space in a repeating fashion;
wherein widths of the repeating blocks of spaces gradually decrease along a length of the groove forming the dentil profile edge that is curved along the length of the groove.

US Pat. No. 10,507,606

MOLD AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING POROUS DEVICES

Vertera, Inc., Atlanta, ...

1. A method for processing material using a mold, the method comprising:loading a solid body of thermoplastic material and a layer of porogen into a non-through void in a mold via an opening of an outer mold body, the outer mold body comprising one or more pegs;
heating the mold to a processing temperature that is below a melting temperature of the thermoplastic material; and
applying a constant pressure to the solid body of thermoplastic material using a static weight of the mold to displace the layer of porogen through a surface of the solid body of thermoplastic material by a defined distance thereby creating a matrix layer including the thermoplastic material and the porogen, the static weight comprising one or more holes corresponding to the one or more pegs, wherein the static weight is received by the outer mold body via the one or more pegs.

US Pat. No. 10,507,605

METHOD AND SYSTEM OF VACUUM LOADING

Wittmann Battenfeld Canad...

1. A loader comprising:a platform;
at least one load cell mounted to the platform;
a main hopper connected to the at least one load cell and supported by the platform, the main hopper having an inlet and an outlet;
a vacuum source for generating negative pressure within the main hopper thus drawing air and raw material into the main hopper via the inlet;
a filter assembly between the inlet and the vacuum source for filtering the raw material from the air;
a feeder means, connected to the inlet and securely fastened to the platform for drawing the raw material and the air to the inlet such that a motion of the feeder means does not affect a measurement of the weight of the main hopper by the at least one load cell;
a discharge assembly coupled to the outlet for controlling the discharge of the raw material from the main hopper; and
a sub hopper assembly for funneling discharged raw material to an outlet hose coupled to a nozzle of the sub hopper assembly, the sub hopper assembly being attached to a bottom of the platform such that the main hopper is isolated from any force variations generated by a movement of the sub hopper assembly or of the outlet hose.

US Pat. No. 10,507,603

METHOD FOR REINFORCING A BASE STRUCTURE

9T Labs AG, Zurich (CH)

1. A method for reinforcing an existing base structure with at least one reinforcing structure so as to form a support structure comprising the following steps:producing the at least one reinforcing structure,
connecting the at least one reinforcing structure to the base structure such that the at least one reinforcing structure is connected to the base structure in a connection position and with a connection length such that at least 50% of the length of the at least one reinforcing structure is connected with the base structure wherein and the base structure together with the at least one reinforcing structure forms the support structure,
wherein the at least one reinforcing structure, is made of a composite material comprising fibers and a matrix by means of pultrusion and/or extrusion, and a pultrusion unit and/or an extrusion unit is disposed such that the at least one reinforcing structure is pultruded and/or extruded onto the base structure at a respective required connection position after the pultrusion and/or extrusion; and
wherein before a laying of the at least one reinforcing structure onto the surface of the base structure locally in a region of a later contact area between the at least one reinforcing structure and the base structure, a material of the base structure is removed.

US Pat. No. 10,507,602

MODULAR PORTABLE ACCELERATED CURE SYSTEM

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. A system comprising:at least one heating module configured to maintain contact with a work piece and form a chamber that provides a heat transfer to the work piece;
a heating element disposed in the chamber;
a temperature sensor disposed in the chamber;
a controller connected to supply power to the heating element, wherein the controller is connected to receive an electrical signal from the temperature sensor, and the controller is configured to adjust the power supplied to the heating element based on the signal received from the temperature sensor; and
a housing comprising a first edge configured to sealably contact a first surface of the work piece, and a second edge configured to sealably contact a second surface of the work piece, wherein the housing extends from the first edge to the second edge to form the chamber configured to only partially surround a portion of the work piece.

US Pat. No. 10,507,601

TRI-LAYER BLADDER AND RELATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FABRICATING COMPOSITE STRUCTURES

Rubbercraft Corporation o...

1. An elastomeric bladder tool comprisinga substantially impermeable elastomeric inner layer substantially defining an inner cavity of the elastomeric bladder tool;
a substantially impermeable elastomeric outer layer substantially defining an outer surface of the elastomeric bladder tool; and
a permeable middle layer positioned between the substantially impermeable elastomeric inner layer and the substantially impermeable elastomeric outer layer,
wherein the permeable middle layer has greater permeability than both the substantially impermeable elastomeric outer layer and the substantially impermeable elastomeric inner layer to allow for evacuation of gases that have entered the permeable middle layer.

US Pat. No. 10,507,600

MODULAR TOOLING FOR MANUFACTURING MULTI-CAVITY COMPOSITE STRUCTURES

Bell Helicopter Textron I...

1. A method of manufacturing a monolithic component having an internal wall, the method comprising:separately placing uncured composite material on a first mold surface of a first mold part and on a second mold surface of a second mold part;
placing the first and second mold parts adjacent each other on a support plate, the first and second mold surfaces including internal regions facing each other;
attaching the first mold part to the support plate so as to fix a relative position of the first mold part with respect to the support plate, wherein the second mold part is not used to attach the first mold part to the support plate;
interconnecting the first and second mold parts through a direct connection allowing limited movement of the second mold part on the support plate toward the first mold part, a portion of the uncured material extending in contact with the internal regions of the first and second mold parts, the limited movement varying a distance between the internal regions;
biasing the second mold part toward the first mold part along a direction of the limited movement to provide a predetermined compressive force on the portion of the uncured composite material extending between the internal regions; and
curing the composite material by heating the composite material under pressure while maintaining the bias along the direction of the limited movement to obtain the monolithic component, the internal wall being formed between the internal regions.

US Pat. No. 10,507,599

MOLDABLE EARPIECE HEATING CASE

Decibullz LLC, Fort Coll...

1. A moldable earpiece heating case, comprising:a container having a container wall joined to a container bottom, said container having an internal surface defining a chamber to contain an amount of liquid;
a first moldable earpiece holder disposed within said container, said first moldable earpiece holder having a peripheral wall extending from said container bottom, said peripheral wall having an external surface configured to engage said amount of liquid within said container and an internal surface defining a first moldable earpiece holding space configured to receive a first moldable earpiece;
a second moldable earpiece holder disposed within said container, said second moldable earpiece holder having a peripheral wall extending from said container bottom, said peripheral wall having an external surface configured to engage said amount of liquid within said container and an internal surface defining a second moldable earpiece holding space configured to receive a second moldable earpiece, said peripheral wall isolating said amount of liquid from said first moldable earpiece and said second moldable earpiece.

US Pat. No. 10,507,596

PROCESS FOR PREPARING MOULDED ARTICLES FROM FIBRE-REINFORCED COMPOSITE MATERIALS—I

Cytec Industries Inc., W...

1. An automated process for preparing a moulded article from a plurality of pre-pregs comprising the steps of:(a) providing a mould;
(b) disposing a laminar pre-preg into or onto said mould by an automated conveying member which applies a prehensile force to said pre-preg to convey said pre-preg from a starting position to a finishing position in or on said mould;
(c) repeating step (b) at least once to dispose one or more further pre-pregs into or onto said mould;
wherein said laminar pre-preg is a fibre-reinforced curable composite material, wherein said pre-preg comprises a core layer having a first surface and a second surface and further comprises a surface layer disposed directly on at least one surface of said core layer,
wherein said core layer comprises one or more layer(s) of reinforcing fibres impregnated with a first curable resin, which exhibits a viscosity at 21° C. of less than 500,000 Pa·s and/or an uncured glass transition temperature (Tg) of less than 8° C. as measured by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) at a heating rate of 10° C. per minute, and wherein said surface layer comprises a second curable resin, which exhibits a viscosity at 21° C. of at least 500,000 Pa·s and/or an uncured glass transition temperature (Tg) of at least 8° C. as measured by DSC at a heating rate of 10° C. per minute; and
wherein the prehensile force is applied by said automated conveying member directly to the external surface of said surface layer of said pre-preg.

US Pat. No. 10,507,594

PROCESS AND DEVICE FOR INTRODUCING ADDITIVE MATERIALS IN A RECEPTACLE AT THE AREA OF HIGHEST PRESSURE

EREMA ENGINEERING RECYCLI...

1. A method for feeding non-dry particulate, additives or coating stuffs to a material, the method comprising:providing a receptacle having a lateral wall;
charging the receptacle with the material to a charging level;
providing at least one mixing tool of a predetermined shape within the receptacle;
rotating the mixing tool at a rotational speed wherein the speed and shape of the mixing tool moves or rotates the material in the receptacle thereby generating a region on the lateral wall at which the moving or rotating material exerts a highest pressure;
providing the receptacle with at least one feeding device located on the lateral wall at the region of highest pressure;
feeding the non-dry particulate, additives or coating stuffs into the receptacle at the region of highest pressure to uniformly disperse the non-dry particulate, additives or coating stuffs into the material within the receptacle to produce a final product.

US Pat. No. 10,507,593

CUTTING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A CUTTING SYSTEM

D. Swarovski KG, Wattens...

1. Cutting apparatus, the cutting apparatus being designed to extend in the direction of a first apparatus axis that extends horizontally along a width (B) of the cutting apparatus, a second apparatus axis that extends vertically with respect to the first apparatus axis, and a third apparatus axis that extends orthogonally to the first apparatus axis and second apparatus axis, along a depth (T) of the cutting apparatus, comprising a support, a tool that is received on the support and is in the form of a saw comprising a spindle shaft, the working direction of which tool is in the direction of the first apparatus axis, and a further tool that is received on the support and is in the form of a chop saw comprising a third spindle shaft, the working direction of which tool is in the direction of the first apparatus axis, the spindle shaft being orthogonal to the third spindle shaft, the tools being used for machining a blank, and the tools being arranged in series in the direction of the first apparatus axis, and the cutting apparatus comprising a support element that is received on the support so as to be movable along the first apparatus axis and the second apparatus axis, the support element being provided for retaining the blank, the support element being rotatable about the second apparatus axis, and the support element comprising a support plate for fixedly receiving the blank, wherein the apparatus comprises a container designed to receive the support plate, and a permeable sieve fixed to the support downstream of the container, the passage openings of which sieve are smaller than workpieces produced from the blank.

US Pat. No. 10,507,591

WORKPIECE MANUFACTURING APPARATUS

TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI ...

1. A workpiece manufacturing apparatus comprising:an upper die assembly and a lower die assembly, which are arranged on opposite sides of an unprocessed material, wherein the upper and lower die assemblies are moved relative to each other toward each other to be clamped and moved relative to each other away from each other to be opened;
a punch, which is provided in the lower die assembly and punches out a workpiece from the unprocessed material in a clamped state of the die assemblies;
an ejector, which is provided in the upper die assembly so as to be capable of approaching and moving away from the lower die assembly and to be located at a position corresponding to the punch;
a spring, which is provided in the upper die assembly and urges the ejector toward the lower die assembly; and
a locking device, which locks the ejector with respect to the upper die assembly at a position at which the punch punches out the workpiece from the unprocessed material and releases the ejector when the die assemblies are opened, wherein
the locking device comprises:
a slider, which is provided in the upper die assembly and is capable of sliding between a locking position, at which the ejector is locked, and a releasing position, at which the ejector is released,
an actuator, which is provided in the upper die assembly and causes the slider to slide, and
a control section, which controls the actuator,
a roller being provided above the ejector, the roller being coupled to the ejector to be capable of moving integrally with the ejector,
the roller being in contact with the slider by an urging force of the spring acting on the ejector,
the slider slides in a horizontal direction between the locking position and the releasing position,
the slider comprising:
a releasing surface, which contacts the roller when the slider is in the releasing position,
a locking surface, which is located at a higher level than the releasing surface, the roller contacting the locking surface when the slider is in the locking position, and
a slope, which connects the releasing surface and the locking surface with each other,
when the slider is in the locking position, the roller is pressed by the locking surface to compress the spring, thereby locking the ejector with respect to the upper die assembly, and
when the slider is in the releasing position, the releasing surface is caused to contact the roller to weaken the urging force of the spring as compared with that during the compression, thereby releasing the ejector.

US Pat. No. 10,507,590

CONTROL OF A CUTTING TOOL

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...

12. A system comprising:a cutting tool comprising:
a body,
a remote switch coupled to the body and configured to be toggled between at least a first position and a second position,
a trigger coupled to the body,
a trigger lock switch coupled to the body and configured to lock the trigger in an “on” state,
two blades coupled to the body, and
an actuator coupled to the body and configured to cause the two blades to move relative to each other; and
a device configured to remotely control the cutting tool, wherein the device comprises a user interface comprising at least one button, wherein:
the device is configured to establish a wireless connection with the cutting tool,
the cutting tool is configured to send a first signal to the device indicating that the cutting tool is enabled to be operated remotely responsive to the cutting tool receiving information indicating that the trigger is locked in the “on” state and the and the remote switch is in the first position, and
the device is configured to send a second signal to the cutting tool indicating a request to cause the cutting tool to perform a cutting operation responsive to receiving information indicative of actuation of the at least one button.

US Pat. No. 10,507,589

AUTOMATED APPLICATION OF CUT THERMAL ADHESIVE FILMS

ZAZZLE INC., Redwood Cit...

1. One or more non-transitory computer-readable storage media storing one or more computer instructions for manufacturing a tangible substrate with a thermal film, and which, when executed by one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to perform:obtaining an input digital image of a design that is to be transferred to the tangible substrate and storing the input digital image in electronic digital memory of a computer;
using the computer, rendering a plurality of design elements of the design as an output image;
using the computer and based upon the output image, a bleed size value, a maximum number of negative areas, a maximum number of positive areas, and one or more substrate attribute values: resizing the output image to include a border for bleed; filling all transparent areas of the output image with the one or more substrate attribute values; creating and storing a cutting path;
creating and storing a mask image;
digitally inverting the mask image in the memory;
modifying the mask image to adjust one or more fill areas around one or more details, to limit negative areas to be less than the maximum number of negative areas, and to limit positive areas to be less than the maximum number of positive areas, resulting in a modified mask image;
creating and storing cutting path data in the memory, comprising a vector path on an outline of the mask image;
transmitting the cutting path data over a computer network.

US Pat. No. 10,507,588

SHAVING SYSTEMS

ShaveLogic, Inc., Dallas...

1. A replaceable shaving assembly comprising:a blade unit; and
an interface element configured to removeably connect the blade unit to a handle, on which the blade unit is pivotably mounted, the interface element including a portion configured for magnetic interaction with a corresponding portion on the handle,
the interface element comprising (a) a handle interface portion, having a body configured to receive a distal end of the handle and at least one first rigid protrusion extending from the body, (b) a blade unit interface portion including at least one second rigid protrusion, and (c) a flexible elastomeric return element joining the opposed ends of the first and second rigid protrusions and thus flexibly joining the handle interface portion to the blade unit interface portion,
wherein ends of the first and second rigid protrusions are positioned facing each other in opposed spaced relation such that a longitudinal axis of the second rigid protrusion is generally collinear with a longitudinal axis of the first rigid protrusion.

US Pat. No. 10,507,587

DEVICE FOR TREATING A PART OF A BODY OF A PERSON TO BE TREATED

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A device for interacting with a part of a body of a person to be treated comprising:a treating unit having a treating edge that is configured to interact with the part of the body of the person to be treated, wherein an angular orientation of the treating unit is defined by an angular orientation of the treating edge, and wherein the treating unit further includes a treating unit driver;
an angular orientation identifier configured to generate information indicative of the angular orientation of the treating unit, wherein said angular orientation identifier includes an angular orientation sensor configured to determine and to generate the information that is indicative of the angular orientation of the treating unit relative to horizontal;
a controller configured to refer to a reference profile stored in a memory indicative of a desired angular orientation of the treating unit, to generate information indicative of the angular orientation of the treating unit relative to the desired angular orientation based on the information generated by the angular orientation identifier and the reference profile, the controller further being operatively coupled to the treating unit driver of the treating unit, wherein the controller is further configured to adjust one or more operating characteristics of the of the treating unit, including at least actuating or not actuating the treating unit driver, in response to the information indicative of the angular orientation of the treating unit relative to horizontal provided by the angular orientation identifier; and
a user input, wherein the controller is further configured to modify and/or form the reference profile on the user input.

US Pat. No. 10,507,586

MOTOR MODULE SYSTEM

Keigan Inc., Kyoto (JP)

1. A motor module system comprising:a plurality of identical modules,
a robot configured by connecting said plurality of motor modules directly or via connecting members, and
a setting terminal,
wherein each motor module includes a motor main body having a rotating output portion, a wireless communication function, a control unit, and a battery,
wherein the wireless communication function, the control unit, and the motor main body are in a same housing,
wherein the setting terminal has a wireless communication function and a setting function for assigning functions to the control unit of each of the plurality of motor modules using the wireless communication function in order to operate said robot, and
wherein the control unit controls the driving of the motor main body based on the function set by the setting function of the setting terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,507,585

ROBOT SYSTEM THAT DISPLAYS SPEED

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A robot system comprising:a model storage unit for storing a model of a robot;
a model display unit for displaying the model of the robot stored in the model storage unit;
an input unit for inputting an allowable speed of each of a plurality of portions of the robot;
a trajectory planning unit for reading an operation command to be applied to the robot and performing trajectory planning;
a calculation unit for calculating a predicted maximum speed of each of the plurality of portions of the robot, based on a result of the trajectory planning;
a speed modification unit for modifying a command speed of the robot such that the predicted maximum speed becomes the allowable speed or lower, when the predicted maximum speed of each of the plurality of portions of the robot calculated by the calculation unit is higher than the allowable speed; and
a speed display unit for displaying at least one of the allowable speed, the predicted maximum speed, and a ratio between an actual speed of the robot after the command speed is modified by the speed modification unit and the allowable speed, as well as the actual speed of the robot, in relation to each of the plurality of portions of the robot, in the model of the robot displayed by the model display unit.

US Pat. No. 10,507,584

FIXTURE MANIPULATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

DISHCRAFT ROBOTICS, INC.,...

1. An apparatus comprising:a robotic actuator;
a processing system coupled to the robotic actuator, wherein the processing system is configured to generate commands for positioning the robotic actuator;
a vision system coupled to the processing system, wherein the vision system is configured to process visual information proximate the robotic actuator; and
a fixture configured to be placed on a work surface to aid in manipulating an object, wherein the robotic actuator is configured to manipulate the fixture;
wherein the processing system is further configured to:
(a) identify the object on the work surface using the vision system;
(b) determine an object location of the object on the work surface using the vision system;
(c) determine a fixture location adjacent the object on the work surface;
(d) after performing (a), (b), and (c), place, with the robotic actuator, the fixture at the fixture location;
(e) after performing (d), engage the object with the robotic actuator by pushing the object against the fixture with the robotic actuator; and
(f) after performing (e), raise the object from the work surface with the robotic actuator.

US Pat. No. 10,507,580

REDUCED DEGREE OF FREEDOM ROBOTIC CONTROLLER APPARATUS AND METHODS

Brain Corporation, San D...

1. A method of training a controller of a robot, the method comprising:receiving at least one input by the controller, the controller including a plurality of layers forming a multi-layer neuron network, the plurality of layers including an input layer and an output layer, the input layer including a first set of plurality of neurons and the output layer including a second set of plurality of neurons, the first set of plurality of neurons being connected to the second set of plurality of neurons via a plurality of connections;
generating at least one output by the second set of plurality of neurons based on the at least one input; and
transmitting the at least one output to a plurality of actuators, the at least one output configured to effect multiple degrees of freedom of the robot,
wherein each of the plurality of connections of the first set of plurality of neurons and the second set of plurality of neurons being assigned an efficacy value, the efficacy value of the first set of plurality of neurons is modified independently of the efficacy value of the second set of plurality of neurons such that the multiple degrees of freedom of the robot are not trained contemporaneously.

US Pat. No. 10,507,578

OPTIMIZATION OF OBSERVER ROBOT LOCATIONS

X Development LLC, Mount...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:determining that an observer robot that is configured to track a particular robot using a sensor is to be moved to a new location within a worksite;
identifying multiple candidate locations within the worksite where the sensor's view of the particular robot will remain unoccluded if the observer robot is moved;
selecting, from among the multiple candidate locations within the worksite where the sensor's view of the particular robot will remain in unoccluded if the observer robot is moved, a particular location within the worksite where (i) the sensor's view of the particular robot remains unoccluded and (ii) the sensor of the observer robot is able to measure a position of the particular robot with at least a minimum degree of precision in relation to the particular robot's true position; and
transmitting data to move the observer robot to the particular location within the worksite.

US Pat. No. 10,507,577

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR GENERATING INSTRUCTIONS FOR A ROBOTIC SYSTEM TO CARRY OUT A TASK

X Development LLC, Mount...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by one or more processors from a first robotic system, a request for instructions to carry out a task;
generating, by the one or more processors, the instructions for the first robotic system to carry out the task based at least in part on a procedure previously used by a second robotic system to carry out the task or a similar task, wherein the instructions adapt the procedure previously used by the second robotic system to the first robotic system based on one or more of (i) a difference between the first robotic system and the second robotic system or (ii) a difference between the task and the similar task;
performing, by the one or more processors, a simulation of execution of the instructions by the first robotic system;
determining, by the one or more processors and based on the simulation, a confidence measure indicating whether or not the instructions allow for successful performance of the task by the first robotic system;
in response to the confidence measure indicating that the instructions do not allow for successful performance of the task: (i) modifying, by the one or more processors and based on the simulation, the instructions, (ii) performing, by the one or more processors, an updated simulation of execution of the instructions as modified, and (iii) updating, by the one or more processors, the confidence measure based on the updated simulation; and
in response to the confidence measure indicating that the instructions as modified allow for successful performance of the task, causing, by the one or more processors, the first robotic system to carry out the task in accordance with the instructions as modified.

US Pat. No. 10,507,574

CONFINED ENTRY DEVICE

1. A seat assembly for confined entry, comprising:a track comprising a rail, the rail extending longitudinally along a length of the track;
a slider including a roller, the roller configured to slidably engage the rail;
a seat rotatably attached to the slider;
a wire attached to the underside of the track, the wire including a plurality of clamps disposed therealong, wherein the plurality of clamps comprise at least a clamp disposed at each end of the wire, wherein the plurality of clamps are configured to support the seat assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,507,570

POWER TOOL

MAKITA CORPORATION, Anjo...

1. A power tool comprising:an outer housing,
a first inner housing inside the outer housing, the first inner housing having an interior and an opening into the interior and a lubricated movable part in the interior;
a component configured to form a seal with the first inner housing at a joint formed by a first portion of the first inner housing and a first portion of the component; and
an oil-repellant coating on the first portion of the first inner housing and/or on the first portion of the component.

US Pat. No. 10,507,568

HAMMER WORK TOOL HAVING MULTI-POSITION RETENTION COLLAR

Caterpillar Inc., Peoria...

1. A work tool for a hammer, the work tool comprising:a first terminal end having a planar surface;
a second terminal end opposite the first terminal end and including a tool tip;
a shank disposed between the first and second terminal ends and including a proximal first shank portion coaxially aligned with a distal second shank portion;
a collar integrally fixed relative to the shank along a longitudinal axis of the work tool and disposed between the first and second shank portions, the collar being formed from a same material as the shank, the first shank portion being disposed between the collar and the first terminal end along the longitudinal axis of the work tool, the longitudinal axis of the work tool extending from the first terminal end toward the second terminal end, the collar including:
a rectangular portion forming lateral sides of the collar, each side of the lateral sides including a planar surface that extends in a direction parallel to the longitudinal axis of the work tool; and
a flange having a diameter greater than a diameter of the shank and greater than a length of a side of the lateral sides of the collar, the length of the side of the lateral sides of the collar extending along the longitudinal axis, the flange being disposed between the rectangular portion and the first terminal end along the longitudinal axis of the work tool.

US Pat. No. 10,507,565

POLYCRYSTALLINE DIAMOND, POLYCRYSTALLINE DIAMOND COMPACTS, METHODS OF MAKING SAME, AND APPLICATIONS

US SYNTHETIC CORPORATION,...

1. A polycrystalline diamond compact, comprising:a polycrystalline diamond table, at least an unleached portion of the polycrystalline diamond table including:
a plurality of diamond grains directly bonded together via diamond-to-diamond bonding to define interstitial regions, the plurality of diamond grains exhibiting an average grain size of about 50 ?m or less;
a catalyst occupying at least a portion of the interstitial regions;
wherein the unleached portion of the polycrystalline diamond table exhibits a coercivity of about 115 Oe or more;
wherein the unleached portion of the polycrystalline diamond table exhibits an average electrical conductivity of less than about 1200 S/m; and
wherein the unleached portion of the polycrystalline diamond table exhibits a Gratio of at least about 4.0×106; and
a substrate bonded to the polycrystalline diamond table.

US Pat. No. 10,507,564

METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION OF A DRESSING TOOL FOR A GRINDING TOOL

KAPP WERKZEUGMASCHINEN GM...

1. A method for the production of a dressing tool for a grinding tool, wherein the dressing tool comprises at least one projection which extends radially, wherein the method comprises the steps:a) producing a shaped ring, which comprises a number of recesses at a radial inner area which number corresponds to a number of projections and which recesses are designed congruent to the projections;
b) placing abrasive material in the recesses;
c) creating a chemical or electro-chemical coating in the recesses so that the abrasive material is fixed in a region of the surface of the recesses;
d) removing the shaped ring, to obtain the so arose dressing tool;
wherein a support element is placed prior to or during step b) or prior to or during step c) in a region of the radial inner area, which support element is materially joined integrally during step c) at least partially with the arising dressing tool by the coating, and
wherein the shaped ring rotates around its axis at least temporarily during the execution of step c).

US Pat. No. 10,507,562

RECIPROCAL ACTION TOOL ACCESSORIES

DEACCS LLC, Haramont (FR...

1. A reciprocating tool accessory comprising:a damping handle assembly wherein the damping handle assembly comprises:
a grip portion, the grip portion defining a housing, wherein the grip portion comprises,
a reciprocal connector subassembly at least partially contained within the housing; and
a contact roller portion releasably coupled with the grip portion, wherein the contact roller portion comprises,
at least one horizontal contact roller coupled with and aligned along the grip portion, and
at least one vertical contact roller coupled with and extending from the grip portion along a grip portion end; and
a surface contact assembly coupled with the damping handle assembly along a distal end and a reciprocating tool along a proximal end.

US Pat. No. 10,507,560

APPARATUS MOVABLE BY A COORDINATE MEASURING MACHINE FOR POSITIONING A MEASURING INSTRUMENT WITH RESPECT TO A WORKPIECE

Carl Zeiss Industrielle M...

1. A positioning apparatus for positioning a measuring instrument relative to a workpiece, the positioning apparatus comprising:a first coupling configured to secure the positioning apparatus to a movement device of a coordinate measuring machine;
a second coupling configured to secure the measuring instrument to the positioning apparatus;
a drive configured to produce a relative movement between two parts of the positioning apparatus;
an inhibiting device configured to inhibit the relative movement between the two parts, the inhibiting device including a first friction element and a second friction element, each of the first and second friction elements having an unlubricated friction surface;
the friction surfaces being pressed against one another with a normal force, the normal force being constant during an operation of the positioning apparatus; and
a coefficient of sliding friction acting between the friction surfaces in the case of dryness and without lubrication being less than 0.15.

US Pat. No. 10,507,558

MACHINE TOOL SYSTEM

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A machine tool system comprising:a machine tool main body configured to machine a workpiece supported on a table by using a tool detachably attached to a spindle; and
an information processing apparatus, wherein,
the machine tool main body includes:
a rotary tool magazine in which a plurality of grips each configured to hold the tool to be attached to the spindle are provided along a circumferential direction of the rotary tool magazine; and
an image pickup device arranged in the tool magazine independent of the tool to be attached to the spindle to machine the workpiece and configured to take an image of multiple members including at least the workpiece in a machining area of the machine tool main body; and
the information processing apparatus includes a geometric feature calculating unit configured to calculate shapes of the multiple members located in the machining area and an arrangement state thereof, based on image data of the image taken by the image pickup device before machining of the workpiece wherein the image pickup device remains arranged in the tool magazine during machining.

US Pat. No. 10,507,556

DUST COLLECTOR FOR ELECTRIC POWER TOOL, ELECTRIC POWER TOOL, AND DUST COLLECTION SYSTEM

MAKITA CORPORATION, Anjo...

1. A dust collector for an electric power tool having a tool holder extending from one side of the electric power tool and a hand grip extending in a first direction transverse to a longitudinal axis of the tool holder, comprising:a main body case that includes an exhaust port, the main body case being configured to be installed and located on the one side of the electric power tool when the dust collector is attached to the electric power tool;
a dust box that internally includes a filter;
a sliding portion disposed on the main body case, the sliding portion having a front end on which a nozzle with a suction opening is disposed, the sliding portion being slidable in a front-rear direction; and
a dust collecting route from the suction opening to the exhaust port passing through the filter, wherein
the main body case includes a guiding portion through which the sliding portion passes,
the guiding portion allows the sliding portion to project rearward when the sliding portion slides, and
the sliding portion is disposed on either a right side or a left side of the main body case from the perspective of the front end of the sliding portion and with respect to the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,507,553

METHOD FOR RECONDITIONING OF A DAMAGED PORTION OF A COMPONENT AND INSERT THEREFOR

AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH, ...

1. A method of reconditioning a damaged portion of an aircraft component, the method comprising the steps of:scanning the damaged portion to produce a 3D CAD repair model of the damaged portion;
analyzing the repair model to evaluate complexity of the damaged portion and/or complexity of reconditioning of the damaged portion;
selecting, as a function of the evaluated complexity, between a plurality of different computer programs of a plurality of different computers, wherein the selecting results in a selected computer program of a selected computer having available calculation power for the evaluated complexity;
analyzing the repair model with the selected computer program of the selected computer to calculate dimensional and/or mechanical parameters for reconditioning of the damaged portion, including information required to produce an insert to be used to repair the damaged portion.

US Pat. No. 10,507,551

METAL PARTICLE AND ARTICLES FORMED THEREFROM

Napra Co., Ltd., Tokyo (...

1. A formed article containing a metal particle, wherein:the metal particle consists of a core part and an outer shell, the core part containing a metal or an alloy, the outer shell comprising an intermetallic compound and covering the core part;
50% or more of a total surface area of the core part is covered with the outer shell;
a particle size of the metal particle being from 1 ?m to 20 ?m;
the core part containing Sn or a Sn alloy; and
the outer shell containing an intermetallic compound of Sn and Cu.

US Pat. No. 10,507,550

EVALUATION SYSTEM FOR WORK REGION OF VEHICLE BODY COMPONENT AND EVALUATION METHOD FOR THE WORK REGION

TOYOTA SHATAI KABUSHIKI K...

1. An evaluation apparatus for a work region of a vehicle body component, the evaluation apparatus comprising:circuitry configured to:
convert a three-dimensional image of the vehicle body component to three-dimensional image data,
extract the work region of the vehicle body component in the three-dimensional image data,
extract a reference region of the vehicle body component in the three-dimensional image data,
extract a work region of the vehicle body component in three-dimensional design data used in designing the vehicle body component,
extract a reference region of the vehicle body component in the three-dimensional design data used in designing the vehicle body component,
align the three-dimensional image data with the three-dimensional design data using the reference region in the three-dimensional image data and the reference region in the three-dimensional design data, and
evaluate the work region of the vehicle body component based upon a distance between the work region in the aligned three-dimensional image data and the work region in three-dimensional design data, wherein
each of the work regions of the vehicle body component is a region for forming a spot of spot welding, and
each of the reference regions of the vehicle body component is a region where an opening hole is formed.

US Pat. No. 10,507,549

APPARATUSES, SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING

VELO3D, INC., Campbell, ...

1. A method for printing a metallic three-dimensional object, comprising:(a) receiving a request to generate the metallic three-dimensional object;
(b) printing the metallic three-dimensional object layerwise according to a model of the metallic three-dimensional object, which printing comprises utilizing a dispenser, wherein the metallic three-dimensional object comprises a material having at least one member selected from the group consisting of an elemental metal, and a metal alloy; and
(c) providing the metallic three-dimensional object for delivery to a user without trimming the metallic three-dimensional object, wherein the metallic three-dimensional object deviates from the model of the metallic three-dimensional object by at most about 100 micrometers plus a fundamental length scale of the metallic three-dimensional object divided by 2500.

US Pat. No. 10,507,548

METHOD FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING NACELLE INLET LIPSKINS

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. An additive manufacturing apparatus for fabricating a part, comprising:a movable nozzle;
a curved shaft;
a build plate connected to the curved shaft;
a motor;
a transmission connecting the motor and the curved shaft; and
a computer configured to control motion of the movable nozzle and the motor; and
wherein:
the transmission is configured to drive the curved shaft forwards or backwards such that the movement of the curved shaft moves the build plate along a curved path having a radius of curvature R originating on an axis when the transmission transfers power from the motor to the curved shaft,
the movable nozzle is configured to deposit material onto the build plate, and
the material deposited on the build plate moving along the curved path forms the part which has a shape of an arc having a center coinciding with the axis.

US Pat. No. 10,507,547

DEVICE FOR INDUCTIVE HEATING OF A COMPONENT

MTU Aero Engines AG, Mun...

1. An induction device for inductive heating of a component, comprising:a component placement unit for the component;
an induction coil, with which the component can be heated inductively, at least in regions;
an electrical lead for the induction coil; and
a positioning unit, at which the induction coil is arranged in such a way that it can be brought into different relative arrangements by the positioning unit with respect to the component placement unit;
wherein the electrical lead is guided over a contact, which is formed by contact surfaces that rest against each other and are shifted in position in relation to each other in a contact position when the induction coil is shifted in position by means of the positioning unit.

US Pat. No. 10,507,544

FAST BEAM MANIPULATION FOR CROSS-AXIS MIROMACHING

ELECTRO SCIENTIFIC INDUST...

1. A method for dithering a laser beam to form a feature in a workpiece, the method comprising:generating, from a laser source, multiple laser beam pulses along a laser beam path that forms a laser beam axis with respect to a surface of the workpiece;
imparting, using a first positioning system, first relative movement of the laser beam axis along a beam trajectory with respect to the surface of the workpiece, wherein the first positioning system provides a first beam deflection range;
imparting, using a second positioning system, a second relative movement of the laser beam axis superimposed on the first relative movement, wherein the second positioning system that provides a second beam deflection range that is smaller than the first beam deflection range, wherein the second relative movement comprises a non-zero direction component that is transverse to the beam trajectory; and
while imparting the first relative movement and the second relative movement, delivering a laser beam pulse to each of a plurality of selective spot locations on a workpiece, wherein the plurality of selective spot locations are simultaneously present within the second beam deflection range, wherein at least two temporally consecutive laser beam pulses delivered to the workpiece are delivered to a set of the selective spot locations within the plurality of spot locations, and wherein at least one selective spot location in the set of selective spot locations is located between two other selective spot locations in the set of selective spot locations.

US Pat. No. 10,507,543

WELDING TORCH, WELDING ROBOT, AND WELDING SYSTEM

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

1. A welding torch for gas-shielded arc welding, comprising:a torch barrel,
a tip attached to the torch barrel, and
a cylindrical nozzle attached to the torch barrel and internally housing the tip,
wherein the tip includes:
a cylindrical tip body attached to the torch barrel,
a cylindrical orifice member fitted on an outer circumference of the tip body,
an orifice-member support nut detachably attached to a front-end outer circumference of the tip body and supporting the orifice member on the outer circumference of the tip body,
a cylindrical contact tip detachably attached to a front-end inner circumference of the tip body, and
an annular shield member disposed between the tip body and the contact tip, wherein
the shield member has an outer diameter set no less than a front-end outer diameter of the orifice-member support nut but no more than an outer diameter of the orifice member.

US Pat. No. 10,507,542

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PAIRING WELDING DEVICES

Illinois Tool Works Inc.,...

1. A method for pairing welding devices comprising:sending a pairing request from a first welding device to a second welding device;
receiving, at the first welding device, a response to the pairing request from the second welding device, wherein the second welding device is physically connected to the first welding device, and wherein the response comprises a predetermined change in provision of voltage or current of a welding power output, or welding consumables, or any combination thereof, the predetermined change corresponding to an identification signal that identifies the second welding device through the physical connection between the first welding device and the second welding device;
determining, at the first welding device, that the first welding device is physically connected to the second welding device via the physical connection based on the predetermined change in the voltage or current of the welding power output, or the welding consumables, or any combination thereof, that identifies the second welding device through the physical connection; and
pairing the first welding device and the second welding device after the first welding device receives the response to the pairing request from the second welding device.

US Pat. No. 10,507,540

TOOL FOR MACHINING WELLS IN MULTI-STAGE DISCS BY PECM, ELECTROCHEMICAL MACHINING ASSEMBLY AND MACHINE INCLUDING SAID TOOL, AND METHOD USING SAID TOOL

SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES, ...

1. Tooling for making slots in a multistage disk by electrochemical machining, wherein the tooling comprises at least a first ring and a second ring, each arranged coaxially about an axis of the disk, and configured to act as a cathode for machining a respective one of two stages of different diameters of the disk, each ring having an inside periphery with a plurality of radial machining projections, the first and second rings being rigidly secured to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,507,539

WIRE ELECTRIC DISCHARGE MACHINE AND METHOD FOR CORRECTING WIRE ELECTRODE CONNECTION HOLE POSITION

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A wire electric discharge machine configured to perform a program operation in accordance with a machining program, the wire electric discharge machine comprising:a wire electrode;
a wire electrode feeder configured to feed the wire electrode;
a motor configured to move the wire electrode relatively to a workpiece to be machined, the workpiece including a connection hole previously formed therein;
an amplifier configured to drive the motor;
a controller coupled to the wire electrode feeder and the amplifier,
wherein the controller includes:
at least one memory storing therein the machining program;
an axis control circuit coupled to the amplifier;
a processor; and
a bus connecting the at least one memory, the axis control circuit, and the processor with each other,
wherein the processor is configured to read the machining program stored in the at least one memory,
wherein the processor comprises a machining path creation unit configured to create a machining path based on an axis movement command of the machining program,
wherein the processor is configured to control the amplifier, via the axis control circuit, to drive the motor to move the wire electrode relatively to the workpiece along the machining path to perform machining of the workpiece,
wherein the processor further comprises
a wire electrode connection unit configured to, upon breakage of the wire electrode, control the wire electrode feeder to feed the wire electrode to perform automatic connection of the wire electrode based on a wire electrode connection command of the machining program,
a program operation interruption unit configured to interrupt the program operation when the previously formed connection hole for connecting the wire electrode is located in a position deviated from the wire electrode connection position on the machining path so that the automatic connection of the wire electrode fails,
a wire electrode position storage unit configured to store the wire electrode connection position in the at least one memory,
a wire electrode position comparing unit configured to, after the wire electrode is manually moved to a position of the previously formed connection hole and manually connected in the position of the previously formed connection hole, and then a re-machining operation is performed, compare the position of the connected wire electrode and the stored wire electrode connection position,
a wire electrode return machining unit configured to, when the compared positions are not coincident, control the amplifier, via the axis control circuit, to drive the motor such that the connected wire electrode is returned, while machining the workpiece, back to the stored wire electrode connection position, and
a program operation restart unit configured to restart the program operation after the connected wire electrode is returned to the stored wire electrode connection position, and
wherein the program operation is performed along the machining path.

US Pat. No. 10,507,537

METHOD OF OPERATING A POWER TOOL WITH A PROTECTED COUPLING PLATE

Robert Bosch Tool Corpora...

1. A method of mounting a capacitive coupling plate to a power tool assembly including a drop arm assembly, an actuating device configured to transfer a force to the drop arm assembly, and a control system configured to control the actuating device, comprising:connecting a capacitive coupling plate bracket formed from a non-conductive material to a drop arm frame of the drop arm assembly; and
mounting the capacitive coupling plate to the capacitive coupling plate bracket.

US Pat. No. 10,507,536

CUTTING INSERT, CUTTING TOOL, AND METHOD OF PRODUCING MACHINED PRODUCT USING THE SAME

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Tok...

1. A cutting insert, comprising:a first surface that includes:
a first corner;
a first region located along the first corner;
a second region located more inward than the first region and inclined to the first region; and
a boundary of the first region and the second region that includes a first part located on a bisector of the first corner and second parts located at both sides of the first part in a front view of the first surface;
a second surface located opposite to the first surface;
a central axis passing through a center of the first surface and the second surface; and
an imaginary plane perpendicular to the central axis and located closer to the second surface than the first surface,
wherein the second parts of the boundary are higher than the first part of the boundary with respect to the imaginary plane.

US Pat. No. 10,507,533

DRILL

KENNAMETAL INC., Latrobe...

1. A drill comprising:a nominal radius (r0);
a base body, which extends in the axial direction along an axis of rotation and rotates about the axis of rotation in a direction of rotation during operation;
flutes, which are incorporated into the base body;
a rear surface between consecutive flutes, which rear surface extends, in relation to the direction of rotation, from a leading flute to a trailing flute;
a guide chamfer formed on the rear surface in the region of the leading flute as well as a support chamfer spaced apart from it in the direction opposite the direction of rotation, wherein the support chamfer, as radially outermost region, forms a support edge with point-shaped contact to the nominal radius for a merely linear support which extends in the axial direction.

US Pat. No. 10,507,531

CUTTING INSERT FOR PROFILING TURNING AND CARTRIDGE FOR RECEIVING A CUTTING INSERT

KENNAMETAL INC., Latrobe...

1. A cutting insert for profile turning, comprising:an upper surface, a lower surface and side surfaces;
wherein two cutting edges for machining a workpiece and two further edges each having two ends are formed at a transition from the upper surface to the side surfaces;
the two cutting edges each being part-circular in shape and defined by a full radius;
wherein the part-circular shape of each of the two cutting edges is formed without discontinuities, and each of the two cutting edges covers an angle range of approximately 180 degrees, whereby a defined linear contact between each of the cutting edges and a workpiece to be machined results, the linear contact being independent of a relative position of the cutting insert with respect to the workpiece;
each of the two cutting edges extending from one end of one of the two edges to an opposite end of the other of the two edges wherein the transition from the lower surface to the side surfaces is designed analogously to a transition from the upper surface to the side surfaces, such that the cutting insert comprises four part-circular cutting edges.

US Pat. No. 10,507,529

CUTTING TOOL AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING MACHINED PRODUCT USING THE SAME

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A cutting tool, comprising:a holder having a shape extending from a first end to a second end, and comprising
a flow path comprising an inflow port and an outflow port, and
a pocket located at a side of the first end; and
an insert located at the pocket and comprising:
a first surface,
a second surface, and
a cutting edge located in at least a part of a ridge where the first surface intersects with the second surface,
wherein the flow path comprises a first flow path and a second flow path,
wherein the first flow path comprises, as the outflow port, a first opening located at a side of the first end and located above the insert,
wherein the second flow path comprises, as the outflow port, a second opening located at a side of the first end and located above the first opening, and
wherein a first imaginary line and a second imaginary line intersect each other above the insert when the first imaginary line is a line obtained by allowing a first central axis at a side of the first opening of the first flow path to extend outward from the holder, and the second imaginary line is a line obtained by allowing a second central axis at a side of the second opening of the second flow path to extend outward from the holder.

US Pat. No. 10,507,527

GAS FLOW IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING

Velo3D, Inc., Campbell, ...

1. A system for printing a three-dimensional object, the system comprising:an energy source configured to generate an energy beam for transforming a pre-transformed material to a transformed material as at least a portion of the three-dimensional object;
a platform configured to support the three-dimensional object during printing; and
an enclosure configured to enclose at least a portion the platform, which enclosure comprises:
(i) a first wall;
(ii) at least one window configured to allow the energy beam to pass through;
(iii) a region recessed in the first wall, which region comprises the at least one window; and
(iv) a second wall that at least partially separates the region from the first wall, which at least one window and second wall at least partially define a volume of the region.

US Pat. No. 10,507,525

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MANUFACTURING AT LEAST A PORTION OF A COMPONENT

MTU Aero Engines AG, Mun...

1. A method for manufacturing at least a portion of a component, the method comprising at least the following steps:a) depositing at least one metallic material layer by layer onto at least one building platform;
b) locally fusing or sintering the material layer by layer by supplying energy by at least one high-energy beam in a region of a buildup and joining zone to form at least a portion of at least one component layer of the component portion or of the component;
c) lowering the building platform layer by layer by a predefined layer thickness; and
d) repeating the steps a) through c) until completion of the component portion or of the component,
wherein before, during or after local layer-by-layer fusion or sintering according to process step b), at least one further portion of the component layer is formed by locally fusing or sintering the material by inductive heating at a temperature or in a temperature range above the solidus temperature of the metallic material used.

US Pat. No. 10,507,522

PRECAST HOLE SCAB REMOVING DEVICE

CITIC DICASTAL CO., LTD.,...

1. A precast hole scab removing device, which comprises a stand (1), a base plate (2), a left spring (3), a left sliding sleeve (4), a left floating column (5), a plurality of ejector pins (6), a lifting plate (7), two guide sleeves (8), two guide pillars (9), an air cylinder (10), a clamp cylinder I (11), a supporting pole I (12), a right floating column (13), a right sliding sleeve (14), a right spring (15), a supporting pole II (16), a clamp cylinder II (17), a clamp cylinder III (18) and a supporting pole III (19), wherein the base plate (2) is fixed on a platform of the stand (1); the left sliding sleeve (4) and the right sliding sleeve (14) are fixed on the base plate (2), the left floating column (5) matches with the left sliding sleeve (4), and the right floating column (13) matches with the right sliding sleeve (14); the left spring (3) is mounted in the left sliding sleeve (4) and is positioned below the left floating column (5), and the right spring (15) is mounted in the right sliding sleeve (14) and is positioned below the right floating column (13); the supporting pole I (12), the supporting pole II (16) and the supporting pole III (19) are respectively fixed at corresponding positions of the base plate (2) and respectively correspond to locating points of a workpiece; the clamp cylinder I (11), the clamp cylinder II (17) and the clamp cylinder III (18) are also fixed on corresponding positions of the base plate (2), and clamping points of the clamp cylinder I (11), the clamp cylinder II (17) and the clamp cylinder III (18) are respectively placed above the supporting pole I (12), the supporting pole II (16) and the supporting pole III (19); the plurality of ejector pins (6) are fixed on the lower surface of the lifting plate (7), and the positions of the ejector pins (6) respectively correspond to positions, at which scabs need to be removed, on the workpiece; and the two guide pillars (9) are fixed at the upper end of the lifting plate (7), the two guide sleeves (8) matching with the two guide pillars (9) are fixed on a head plate of the stand (1), the air cylinder (10) is also fixed on the head plate of the stand (1), and an output end of the air cylinder (10) is connected with the top end of the lifting plate (7).

US Pat. No. 10,507,521

MOULD FOR CASTING A MONOCRYSTALLINE COMPONENT

ROLLS-ROYCE plc, London ...

1. A mould for casting a component in a directional solidification casting process having off-axial dendrites having a preferred direction of dendritic growth <001> which is inclined to a longitudinal direction Y of the mould and axial dendrites having a secondary direction of dendritic growth <001> different from the off-axial dendrites, the mould comprising:a shell defining a cavity for receiving molten material, the cavity defining a three dimensional shape made up of a finished component geometry portion and a sacrificial geometry portion,
wherein the sacrificial geometry portion includes a base wall and a notch configured to contain axial dendritic growth in the secondary direction of dendritic growth <001> within the sacrificial geometry portion of a casting solidifying in the mould, and
the notch has an apex A in the sacrificial geometry portion disposed at a position from the base wall in the longitudinal direction Y corresponding to a maximum acceptable distance L up to which it is acceptable for the axial dendrites to overgrow the off-axial dendrites in the secondary direction of dendritic growth <001>.

US Pat. No. 10,507,519

METHOD OF CASTING HOLLOW VACUUM SPHERES

1. A method of casting hollow spheroids with a casting apparatus, wherein said hollow spheroids have an internal pressure below an ambient pressure environment surrounding said casting apparatus, said method comprising:(a) providing said casting apparatus as comprising a plurality of molds each having a hollow spherical interior, and wherein each of said molds has an inner wall surface, wherein said molds are driveably coupled along a straight line, with the centers of each of said hollow spherical interiors lying on a primary axis,
(b) introducing casting material into said hollow spherical interiors of said molds,
(c) evacuating gas from said hollow spherical interiors of said molds,
(d) simultaneously centrifugally spinning each of said molds about said primary axis, while also simultaneously centrifugally spinning each of said molds about a secondary axis passing through the center of each of said molds' hollow spherical interiors perpendicular to said primary axis, until said casting material has been spread about said inner wall surface of each of said molds, wherein during said centrifugal spinning step a centrifugal force at said inner wall surface of each of said molds reaches at least 10 Gs,
(e) causing said casting material to harden into hollow spheroids capable of holding their spheroidal shape in the ambient pressure environment outside of said casting apparatus, and,
(f) removing the resulting spheroids from said molds.

US Pat. No. 10,507,518

HYBRID COMPONENT WITH COOLING CHANNELS AND CORRESPONDING PROCESS

9. A process of forming a component, comprising:forming a core comprising a ceramic matrix composite material;
defining a cooling channel region about the core;
casting a metal material about the core and the cooling channel region to form an outer metal shell having a coefficient of thermal expansion differing from that of the core;
disposing protective material in the cooling channel region between an outer perimeter of the core and an inner perimeter of the outer metal shell such that inner and outer perimeters of the protective material abut with the outer perimeter of the core and the inner perimeter of the outer metal shell, respectively; and
forming an array of cooling channels in the protective material.

US Pat. No. 10,507,515

CERAMIC CORE FOR COMPONENT CASTING

United Technologies Corpo...

17. A method for casting a component comprising:casting a first material around a casting ceramic core, wherein the casting ceramic core is a fiber reinforced ceramic core including a plurality of through holes and at least one thin wall defining a boundary between a first through hole in the plurality of through holes and a second through hole in the plurality of through holes, the casting ceramic core including also a plurality of aligned fibers extending a substantial length of at least one casting feature, and at least one through hole of the plurality of through holes displaces a longitudinal alignment of fibers in the plurality of aligned fibers; and
destroying the casting ceramic core, thereby leaving a void defined within the cast material.

US Pat. No. 10,507,514

RIVET FEEDING APPARATUS

Arconic Inc., Pittsburgh...

1. A fastener feed apparatus, comprising:a mounting portion; and
a feed portion attached to the mounting portion, the feed portion including
a feed body having a first end, a second end spaced from the first end, and a track extending from the first end to the second end, the track being sized and shaped to enable conveyance of a fastener from the first end to the second end, and
a feed block attached to the second end of the feed body and including a body and a pair of feed fingers extending from the body, each of which includes a first end formed integrally with the body and a second end opposite the first end of the feed finger such that the feed fingers are moveable between a relaxed position, in which the feed fingers are juxtaposed with one another, and a biased position, in which the feed fingers are resiliently biased away from one another at the second ends of the feed fingers, a track formed between the feed fingers, the track of the feed block including a first end adjacent the first ends of the feed fingers and a second end adjacent the second ends of the feed fingers, the track of the feed block being sized and shaped to convey the fastener from the first end of the track of the feed block to the second end of the track of the feed block, the track of the feed block being aligned with the track of the feed body, the second end of the track of the feed block including a retention area, and the feed fingers being sized and shaped to enable retention of the fastener at the retention area,
wherein the feed fingers, when in their biased positions, provide a lateral force against the fastener to enable retention of the fastener at the retention area and prevent the fastener from traveling past the second ends of the feed fingers.

US Pat. No. 10,507,510

STRIP HOLDING DEVICE FOR THE DIE OF A STAMPING SYSTEM

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A metal strip holding device of a holding system having a stamping system, the metal strip holding device configured to be connected to a die of the stamping system, the metal strip holding device comprising:a bracket comprising a cavity and configured to be connected to the die; and
a magnetic component comprising at least one pole shoe, a housing having a cavity in which the magnetic component is disposed in and a flange mount, wherein the flange mount is configured to fasten the housing into the cavity of the bracket.

US Pat. No. 10,507,506

HYDRAULIC DRAWING CUSHION OF A DRAWING PRESS AND METHOD OF OPERATING THE HYDRAULIC CUSHION

Schuler Pressen Gmbh, Go...

1. A drawing press (10), comprising:a floating plate (18) configured to move in a work direction,
a drawing cushion (17) comprising:
a hydraulic cylinder (21) comprising a cylinder housing (25) and a piston (26) with a piston rod (27), wherein the piston rod is configured to drive the floating plate (18),
a plurality of hydraulic work chambers (29, 30) including a first work chamber, a second work chamber, and a third work chamber provided in the cylinder housing (25),
a spring device (45) configured as a fluidic spring device (45a) and configured to apply an essentially constant spring force (F) to the piston (26) during operation of the drawing press (10),
a first piston area (31) is adjacent to the first work chamber (29), and a second piston area (32) is adjacent to the second work chamber, and wherein the first work chamber (29) and the second work chamber (30) are connected to a hydraulic pump (40) of a hydraulic work circuit (37),
wherein the fluidic spring device (45a) comprises a pressure storage (50) that is connected to the third work chamber (47) of the cylinder (21) via a pressure line (49), wherein the third work chamber (47) is adjacent to a third piston area (48) of the piston (26).

US Pat. No. 10,507,505

BENDING PRESS AND/OR LOADING DEVICE

1. An apparatus comprising:at least one tool holder with a rail having an inner profile for receiving and for allowing displacement of a bending tool, at least one internal wall of the rail forming a guide structure extending in the longitudinal direction of the rail;
and at least one transfer device drivable by a drive for displacing the bending tool within the at least one tool holder and/or from the at least one tool holder,
wherein at least one portion of the at least one transfer device is guided by the guide structure formed in the rail; and
wherein the at least one transfer device and the bending tool, or the at least one portion of the at least one transfer device and the bending tool, are held in the rail.

US Pat. No. 10,507,504

HYBRID EXTRUSION PRESS

Ube Machinery Corporation...

1. A hybrid extrusion press comprising:a machine base,
an end platen having a die,
a main crosshead having an extrusion stem and sliding on the machine base,
a hydraulic main ram coupled with the main crosshead,
a container holder sliding on the machine base,
electric motors and hydraulic assist cylinders that cause the container holder to slide, and
connecting rods fastened to the container holder, wherein
the hydraulic assist cylinders have piston rods and gate devices connecting or disconnecting the connecting rods and the piston rods, and
the gate devices are provided with hollow members fastened to the piston rods, enlarged diameter parts provided at single ends of the connecting rods and moving back and forth inside hollow parts of the hollow members, and locking parts provided at the hollow members and locking the enlarged diameter parts.

US Pat. No. 10,507,502

FORMING MACHINE, PARTICULARLY RING-ROLLING MACHINE

SMS group GmbH, Duesseld...

1. A forming machine comprising:(a) a radial roll stand carrying radial rolling rollers;
(b) a radially displaceable mandrel lifting apparatus disposed on said radial roll stand being radially displaceable with respect to said radial roll stand by way of a drawing frame;
(c) an axial roll stand carrying axial rolling rollers;
(d) at least one hydraulically regulated linear axle regulated via an electro-hydrostatic actuator;
(e) a control electrically coupled to said electro-hydrostatic actuator;
(f) an electro-hydrostatic direct drive comprising a housing and hydraulics disposed within said housing, said electro-hydrostatic drive comprising the electro-hydrostatic actuator, wherein the at least one hydraulically regulated linear axle is coupled to the electro-hydrostatic actuator, and the electro-hydrostatic actuator controls a movement of the at least one hydraulically regulated linear axle; and
(g) a hydraulic oil tank coupled to the electro-hydrostatic actuator.

US Pat. No. 10,507,501

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING PISTON OF PUMP FOR BRAKE SYSTEM AND PUMP FOR BRAKE SYSTEM INCLUDING THE PISTON

MANDO CORPORATION, Pyeon...

1. A pump for brake system comprising:a piston disposed in a bore formed in a modulator block comprising a suction port and a discharge port, and having a hollow shape in which an inlet path communicating with the suction port is formed, wherein the piston is slidably disposed to be moved in a reciprocating manner within the bore;
an inlet valve provided in the piston;
a seat member provided in the piston, attached to the inlet valve, and having a communication hole opened or closed by the inlet valve;
a valve seat provided in the bore, partially surrounded the piston at a predetermined distance from the piston to form the inlet path as a pressure chamber to press oil, and provided with an orifice;
a piston spring disposed in the pressure chamber to press the piston;
an outlet valve provided on the valve seat to open or close the orifice; and
a cap coupled to the valve seat to support the outlet valve, fixed to the modulator block to open or close an open end of the bore, and forming, by coupling with the valve seat, a discharge chamber connected to the discharge port.

US Pat. No. 10,507,499

SYSTEM FOR FACILITATING THE TRANSPORTATION OF HANGERS

Production Plus Corp., C...

1. A rack for securing and transporting a plurality of hangers, each comprising an upper portion and configured for suspending parts for powder coating, the rack comprising:a first and second substantially vertical rail, each comprising a plurality of individual slots;
a first plurality of substantially horizontal rails extending between, and fixed to, said first and second substantially vertical rails in a non-slidable fashion, wherein each of said first plurality of substantially horizontal rails are configured to accept one or more of the plurality of hangers in a suspended arrangement such that the upper portion of each respective hanger is configured to extend across an upper surface of the respective one of the first plurality of substantially horizontal rails; and
a second plurality of substantially horizontal rails extending between said first and second substantially vertical rails, each of said second plurality of substantially horizontal rails being received within one of the plurality of individual slots on each of the first and second substantially horizontal rails;
wherein said plurality of individual slots are configured to permit each of the second plurality of substantially horizontal rails to be selectively moved into contact with a respective one of the first plurality of substantially horizontal rails so as to trap the upper portion of each of said suspended hangers between the first and second substantially horizontal rails.

US Pat. No. 10,507,497

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR WASHING AND SANITIZING ARTICLES FOR AN INFANT

Hillsborough Bay Group, L...

1. A countertop apparatus (300) for performing washing operations comprising:a washing chamber (332) for receiving items to be washed;
a lid (350) pivotally secured over the washing chamber (322), the lid (350) having an interior surface and a periphery;
an accessory holder (352) formed within the lid, the accessory holder (352) including a number of openings (355) positioned about the periphery of the lid (350), the openings (355) adapted to receive articles for an infant;
a jet sprayer manifold (342) within the washing chamber (332), the jet sprayer manifold (342) including a plurality of jet sprayers (322) for directing fluid upwardly where it is deflected by the interior surface of lid (350) and directed downwardly towards the articles placed within the accessory holder (352);
breast pump accessories stored within the washing chamber (332) for cleaning.

US Pat. No. 10,507,493

SYNCHRONIZED ARRAY OF VIBRATION ACTUATORS IN AN INTEGRATED MODULE

General Vibration Corpora...

1. A vibration device assembly comprising:a mounting platform;
a pair of vibration motors attached to the mounting platform, the pair of vibration motors comprising a first vibration motor having a first eccentric rotating mass (“ERM1”) and an associated first eccentricity (“E1”), and a second vibration motor having a second eccentric rotating mass (“ERM2”) and an associated second eccentricity (“E2”);
a third vibration motor attached to the mounting platform and interposed between the first and second vibration motors, the third vibration motor having a third eccentric rotating mass (“ERM3”) and an associated third eccentricity (“E3”), wherein the first, second and third vibration motors are arranged to have collinear axes of rotation along a common axis of revolution and are attached to the mounting platform so that vibrations from each of the first, second and third vibration motors superimpose on the mounting platform; and
at least one sensor attached to the mounting platform, the at least one sensor being configured to sense angular position information of the first, second and third eccentric rotating masses, the at least one sensor being configured to provide the information regarding angular positions to a controller;
wherein the eccentricity of each respective eccentric rotating mass is defined as the radius (r) from the axis of revolution of the respective eccentric rotating mass to a mass center of that eccentric rotation mass, multiplied by the mass (m) of that eccentric rotating mass, so that E=r×m;
wherein the vibration device assembly is configured for closed loop control of one or both of angular velocity or angular position of each eccentric rotating mass; and
wherein each of the eccentricities are selected, and distances between projections of the mass centers of each of the eccentric rotating masses onto the common axis of revolution are chosen, such that in response to a control signal received from the controller, the first, second and third eccentric rotating masses are controllable to have a same angular velocity, and relative phase angles of each of the first, second and third eccentric rotating masses are controllable so that forces of the first, second and third vibration motors cancel out, including a net sum of vibration forces of the vibration device assembly canceling out and a net sum of torques of the vibration device assembly canceling out.

US Pat. No. 10,507,492

METHOD, DEVICE AND APPARATUS FOR DISPENSING POLYURETHANE MIXTURES

CANNON S.P.A., Milan (IT...

1. An apparatus for foaming a panel, comprising:supporting means for supporting a substrate to be foamed;
a dispensing station for depositing, continuously over time, for processes lasting more than 30 minutes without any interruption, along a transverse section with respect to an intended advancement direction of a substrate, a series of thin, uniform films of reagent resins that are highly reactive and have a gel time of less than 36 seconds, said thin, said dispensing station be configured for arranging uniform films side by side so as to cover with expansion of a foam an entire width of substrate;
wherein said dispensing station includes at least one dispensing for dispensing a liquid polyurethane mixture, the at least one dispensing device being fed by a respective mixing head;
the at least one dispensing device including an inlet section suitable for receiving a liquid mixture generated by a combination of chemically reactive component resins with an addition of an expanding agent and solid powder charges, nano charges, or emulsifying gases; an outlet slit section arranged transversely to said advancement direction and configured to dispense a thin, uniform film of said liquid mixture having a width corresponding to an extension of said outlet slit section; an upper valve element and a lower valve element, mutually coupled and having a first conveying and containing surface and a second conveying and containing surface, respectively, facing each other and being spaced apart so as to define a gap chamber for distribution and advancement of the liquid mixture from said inlet section to said outlet slit section, said gap chamber being shaped in a diverging manner from said inlet section until it reaches a same width as said outlet slit section;
wherein said first conveying and containing surface and second conveying and containing surface have geometric shapes complementary to each other, and are spatially shaped so as to define, for various fractions of said mixture, respective paths radiating from the respective inlet section to respective equidistant zones of said outlet slit section, wherein said paths all having a same extension length, so that all fractions of the liquid mixture will travel equal distances from the inlet section to the outlet slit section, in equal times, maintaining equal average speeds along each section having zones placed all at a same path distance either from the inlet section or from the outlet slit section, so as to inhibit formation of dishomogeneous layers of reacted resins, with a consequent dishomogeneity of the exiting film;
said apparatus including:
a dual conveyor having a plurality of mutually articulated plate or slab members, arranged to support and advance, along said advancement direction, a panel progressively obtained through foaming of said substrate, and arranged to counteract a thrust of expanding foam;
wherein said plate or slab members include:
wheel dragging means lying on a vertical plane, protruding to engage with central screw driving means, to be drawn along said advancement direction; and
rail elements extending along said advancement direction, and arranged so as to laterally guide said wheel dragging means, while supporting a thrust of the foam in a central area of the structure of a dual conveyor; and
thrust bearing wheel units arranged close to a central zone and to side zones of each plate or slab member, and configured to act as supports and to counteract thrust from expanding foam as well as to limit a deflection of several sections of each respective plate or slab member to a minimum.

US Pat. No. 10,507,490

LIGHT-CURING OVEN

DWS S.R.L., Zane (IT)

1. A method of light-curing a light-curable resin comprising the steps of:covering a surface of one or more objects with a layer of said light-curable resin;
positioning said one or more objects to be light-cured in a light-curing chamber of a light curing oven;
directing rays from a source of light-curing rays inside said light-curing chamber;
operating a vacuum pump having at least one suction duct in communication with said light-curing chamber to provide a vacuum therein to expose said layer to said vacuum; and
moving said objects during a light-curing process, including operating an electric motor having a drive shaft mechanically associated with a supporting apparatus suited to support said one or more objects to be light-cured, and wherein said electric motor and said drive shaft are configured in such a way that said electric motor and said drive shaft define for said objects a substantially horizontal rotation axis.

US Pat. No. 10,507,489

METHOD MANUFACTURING FOR DECORATIVE CONSTRUCTION PLATE

NISSHIN STEEL CO., LTD., ...

1. A method for manufacturing a decorative construction plate, the method comprising subjecting a metal siding material including: a metallic substrate on which a recess-projection pattern having a height difference of 0.5 mm or more is formed and on which an ink receiving layer formed from a resin composition is provided; a core material; and a back-side material, to flame treatment by exposing the metal siding material to flame with an output of 250 kJ/h to 12000 kJ/h per 10-mm width of a flame port of a burner so that the surface temperature of the substrate does not exceed 300° C., followed by performing inkjet printing using an active ray curable ink.

US Pat. No. 10,507,488

DEPOSITION APPARATUS AND MANUFACTURING PROCESS INCLUDING FILM FORMING STEP BY DEPOSITION APPARATUS

NALUX CO., LTD., Osaka-S...

1. A deposition apparatus comprising:a dome configured to be rotatable around the central axis;
a loop chain arranged on the dome, the loop chain surrounding the central axis;
a power transmission shaft configured to transmit rotational motion of the dome;
a first gear section configured to transform the rotational motion of the dome to rotational motion of the power transmission shaft;
a second gear section provided with a chain-driving sprocket and configured to transform the rotational motion of the power transmission shaft to rotational motion of the chain-driving sprocket; and
a tray holder located beside the loop chain and fixed on the dome, the tray holder including a first internal power transmission shaft and a rotating portion configured to hold a tray,
wherein the deposition apparatus is configured such that the chain-driving sprocket is rotated through the rotation of the dome to drive the loop chain, the first rotating shaft of the tray holder is rotated by motion of the loop chain, and the rotating portion is rotated through rotation of the first internal power transmission shaft, wherein the tray holder is further provided with
a fixing portion located beside the loop chain and fixed on the dome of the deposition apparatus, the first internal power transmission shaft being held rotatably by the fixing portion;
a swinging portion fixed to a swing pivot held rotatably by the fixing portion so as to be swingable; and
a second internal power transmission shaft connected to the first internal power transmission shaft through a universal joint and held rotatably by the swinging portion; and
a crank mechanism connecting the first internal power transmission shaft and the swinging portion such that the swinging portion is made to swing by rotation of the first internal power transmission shaft,
wherein the first internal power transmission shaft is held rotatably by the fixing portion, the rotating portion is held by the second internal power transmission shaft and configured to hold a tray, and the swinging portion is configured to swing with the rotating portion through rotation of the first internal power transmission shaft, and wherein
the deposition apparatus is configured such that the ratio of the number of revolutions of the tray per unit time to the number of revolutions of the dome per unit time and the ratio of the period of the swing to the number of revolutions of the dome per unit time can be set to desired values by changing gear ratios.

US Pat. No. 10,507,485

DRYING SYSTEM EMPLOYING COMPRESSED AIR

1. A method of drying an object using a drying system employing compressed air, the method comprising:connecting a coil-shaped tube to a compressed air source, the coil-shaped tube including an internal passage for transporting the compressed air and a plurality of apertures fluidly connecting the internal passage of the coil-shaped tube to an exterior region of the coil-shaped tube, the coil-shaped tube including a plurality of straight sections, the plurality of apertures oriented to discharge the compressed air from each aperture of the plurality of apertures in a direction perpendicular to a straight section of the plurality of straight sections containing the apertures and toward a center region of the coil-shaped tube so as to generate a vortex within the center region of the coil-shaped tube, the vortex being configured to direct a liquid removed from the surface of the object in a first direction;
discharging a stream of compressed air from the plurality of apertures; and
moving an object to be dried through the coil-shaped tube and the stream of compressed air in a second direction opposite the first direction, along a path of travel coinciding with a longitudinal axis of the coil-shaped tube.

US Pat. No. 10,507,484

PUMP APPARATUS AND SUBSTRATE TREATING APPARATUS

SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd....

1. A pump apparatus for supplying a processing liquid, the pump apparatus comprising:a filter inserted into a processing liquid flow path through which the processing liquid flows;
an upstream pump disposed upstream of the filter and inserted into the processing liquid flow path;
a downstream pump disposed downstream of the filter and inserted into the processing liquid flow path, the downstream pump having an inlet higher in level than an outlet of the upstream pump and higher in level than an outlet of the filter; and
a return flow path connected between the downstream pump and the upstream pump for returning the processing liquid from a return outlet of the downstream pump to a return inlet of the upstream pump,
the outlet of the upstream pump being disposed higher in level than an inlet of the upstream pump and the return inlet of the upstream pump,
the return inlet of the upstream pump being disposed at the same level as or higher in level than the inlet of the upstream pump,
the return outlet of the downstream pump being disposed higher in level than a supply outlet of the downstream pump.

US Pat. No. 10,507,480

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING A MIST

Tyco Fire Products LP, L...

1. Apparatus for generating a mist comprising:a conduit having a mixing chamber and an exit;
a first annular transport fluid nozzle in fluid communication with the conduit, the first transport fluid nozzle being adapted to introduce a transport fluid into the mixing chamber;
a second annular transport fluid nozzle in fluid communication with the conduit, the second transport fluid nozzle being adapted to introduce further transport fluid or a second transport fluid into the mixing chamber; and
an annular working fluid nozzle positioned adjacent the first transport fluid nozzle intermediate the first transport fluid nozzle and the exit, the working fluid nozzle being adapted to introduce a working fluid into the mixing chamber;
wherein the first transport fluid nozzle and the working fluid nozzle have an angular orientation and internal geometry such that in use interaction of the transport fluid and working fluid in the mixing chamber causes the working fluid to atomise and form a dispersed vapour/droplet flow regime, which is discharged as a mist from the exit, the mist comprising working fluid droplets;
wherein each of the working fluid nozzle, the first transport fluid nozzle, and the second transport fluid nozzle comprise an annular nozzle that circumscribes the conduit and provides fluid into the mixing chamber,
wherein each of the first transport fluid nozzle, the working fluid nozzle, and the second transport fluid nozzle include a corresponding convergent-divergent portion, a first portion of the first transport fluid nozzle downstream of the corresponding convergent-divergent portion defining a first axis, a second portion of the working fluid nozzle downstream of the corresponding convergent-divergent portion defining a second axis, an angle between the first axis and the second axis being acute such that the first transport fluid nozzle is angled towards a stream of working fluid from the working fluid nozzle; and
wherein the second annular transport fluid nozzle is positioned nearer to the exit of the conduit than the working fluid nozzle, such that the working fluid nozzle is intermediate both the first transport fluid nozzle and the second annular transport fluid nozzle.

US Pat. No. 10,507,476

SPRINKLER WITH BRAKE ASSEMBLY

Rain Bird Corporation, A...

1. A sprinkler comprising:a frame having an upper portion, a lower portion, and at least one support member connecting the upper and lower portions;
a rotatable deflector connected to the frame upper portion for directing fluid outwardly from the sprinkler;
a socket of the frame lower portion;
a nozzle configured to be releasably connected to the socket and having an outlet configured to direct fluid toward the deflector;
a skirt of the nozzle that extends about the socket with the nozzle connected to the socket;
at least one nozzle member of the nozzle extending toward the socket from the skirt;
at least one detent and at least one recess on upper and lower surfaces of the at least one nozzle member and the socket adapted to releasably couple the nozzle to the socket.

US Pat. No. 10,507,474

NOZZLE FOR FAST INFLATION AND DEFLATION

1. A nozzle for inflation and deflation, comprising:a flexible plastic body having a horn shape and provided with a valve sheet in an internal chamber of the flexible plastic body;
an air tube having a bottom jointed to the flexible plastic body; and
a sealing plug for being movably connected to an outer port of the air tube,
wherein a region where the valve sheet and the air tube are not in contact forms an air channel for air inflation and deflation, the air tube is pushed until the flexible plastic body is deformed and bent toward the valve sheet for keeping or storing air to avoid air leakage for a period of time, an inner port of the air tube is sealed by the valve sheet, and an inner port of the air tube is plugged and sealed by the sealing plug;
wherein the flexible plastic body and the air tube are formed as an integrated structure;
wherein the valve sheet has an arc shape, and is provided with a mediate sealing part and two connection parts extended from the mediate sealing part, and each of the connection parts has an end narrower than the mediate sealing part; and
wherein the mediate sealing part has an area greater than the inner port of the air tube.

US Pat. No. 10,507,472

METHOD FOR CONSTRUCTING A FLOTATION APPARATUS, FLOTATION APPARATUS, METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR FLOTATION AND USE

OUTOTEC (FINLAND) OY, Es...

1. A method for constructing a flotation apparatus, the method comprising:providing a flotation vessel and a cover for closing an upwards open opening of the flotation vessel, wherein the cover and the vessel limiting a vessel space for receiving fluid,
providing an agitating means having a rotatable shaft,
arranging the rotatable shaft of the agitating means to extend through a first aperture in the cover,
supporting the rotatable shaft at a bearing housing outside the vessel space,
providing a connection arrangement that surrounds the rotatable shaft between the bearing housing and the cover,
attaching the connection arrangement to the bearing housing and to the cover so that the connection arrangement hermetically sealing the rotatable shaft between the bearing housing and the cover,
providing a connection arrangement comprising a connection piece surrounding the rotatable shaft between the bearing housing and the cover,
the connection piece that is provided comprising at an end facing the bearing housing a first opening for the rotatable shaft,
the connection piece that is provided comprising at an end facing the vessel space of the flotation vessel a second opening for the rotatable shaft,
the connection piece that is provided comprising at least two connection piece parts releasable connected to each other so that division planes between said least two connection piece parts extending between the first opening and the second opening,
providing a gas feeding means comprising a gas feeding duct in the rotatable shaft of the agitating means, outside the vessel space a gas inlet for feeding gas into the gas feeding duct, and inside the vessel space a gas outlet for feeding gas from the gas feeding duct into the vessel space,
connecting the gas feeding means in fluid connection with the vessel space, and
arranging the bearing housing between the gas inlet and the cover.

US Pat. No. 10,507,471

GRAVITY SEPARATION DEVICE

SUMITOMO METAL MINING CO....

1. A gravity separation device separating an overflow and an underflow using a difference in specific gravity from a slurry of laterite ore including two or more types of ore particles having different specific gravities,wherein the percentage of ore particles contained in the slurry and having a particle size of 2000 ?m or less is 100% and the percentage of ore particles contained in the slurry and having a particle size of 75 ?m or less is 70% to 90%,
the gravity separation device comprising:
a separation section that has a supply pipe for supplying the slurry of laterite ore to an upper portion and separates the slurry into an overflow and an underflow;
and
a deposition section that is positioned at the lower side of the separation section and in which the underflow separated by precipitation is deposited, wherein
a pressure meter for measuring a pressure inside the separation section is provided in the separation section,
an extraction pipe for discharging the underflow is connected to the deposition section,
a valve for discharging the underflow and a metering pump for quantitatively discharging the underflow are provided in the extraction pipe, and
the metering pump controls a discharged amount of the underflow on the basis of a measurement value obtained by the pressure meter.

US Pat. No. 10,507,469

WOOD CHIPPER

1. A wood chipper comprising a chamber which includes means therein for chipping wood, means for discharging chipped wood from said chamber, a pair of rollers positioned for feeding of wood between said rollers and into said chamber, and means for driving at least one of said rollers, wherein said means for driving said at least one roller includes an hydraulic motor for said at least one roller and further includes a hydrostatic pump and hydraulic lines flow connecting said hydrostatic pump to said hydraulic motor for effecting rotation of said at least one roller for driving said at least one roller, wherein the wood chipper further comprises means for receiving mechanical power from a power take-off of a tractor for operation of said hydrostatic pump, wherein said means for receiving mechanical power from a power take-off of a tractor comprises a member on the wood chipper which has splined projections for engaging splined projections on a member on the tractor to effect rotation by the member on the tractor of said member on the wood chipper.

US Pat. No. 10,507,468

NON-FORGED HAMMERMILL HAMMER

Bliss Industries, LLC, P...

1. A non-planar hammer for use in a rotatable hammermill assembly comprising:a non-planar hammer body comprising:
a hammer body front surface;
a recessed surface;
a protruding surface located opposite the recessed surface;
a first end; and
a second end for contact and delivery of momentum to material to be comminuted, wherein said second end has a weld hardened edge; anda rod hole passing through the non-planar hammer body;two side contact edges opposite one another that partially cover the first and second hammer body edges;recessed edges between the recessed surface and the hammer body front surface and at least one other hammer body front surface; andprotruding edges between the protruding surface and at least two rear surfaces;wherein the recessed edges are located below the side contact edges and the protruding edges are located above the rod hole; andfurther wherein the recessed edges are symmetrically located on the non-planar hammer body such that the recessed edges are located an equal distance away from the first end and the second end.

US Pat. No. 10,507,466

METAL ASSISTED CHEMICAL ETCHING FOR FABRICATING HIGH ASPECT RATIO AND STRAIGHT SILICON NANOPILLAR ARRAYS FOR SORTING APPLICATIONS

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method of forming a sorting device using metal assisted chemical etching, the method comprising:depositing a resist material on top of a substrate, the resist material having a thickness covering a top surface of the substrate;
etching the resist material into a pattern having trenches extending in a first direction and a second direction, the trenches exposing the top surface of the substrate;
depositing a metal layer on the patterned resist material and directly on the top surface of the substrate where the patterned resist material is absent, such that the metal layer is free from sidewalls of the trenches, wherein the thickness of the patterned resist material is greater than a height of portions of the metal layer directly on the top surface of the substrate;
forming a mesh of the metal layer on top of the substrate by removing the patterned resist material;
performing the metal assisted chemical etching to remove substrate material of the substrate at locations of the mesh, wherein pillars are formed in the substrate by removal of the substrate material, the pillars having a uniform size; and
removing the mesh to leave the pillars in a nanopillar array, wherein the pillars in the nanopillar array are configured with a spacing to sort particles of different sizes such that the particles at or above a predetermined dimension are sorted in a first direction to a first opening and the particles below the predetermined dimension are sorted in a second direction to a second opening, wherein performing the metal assisted chemical etching forms the pillars in the nanopillar array with a critical angle toward the first direction of the first opening and away from the second opening, the pillars being formed with about a 90 degree angle between a top and a side of the pillars.

US Pat. No. 10,507,465

MICROFLUIDIC PROBE WITH BYPASS AND CONTROL CHANNELS

International Business Ma...

1. A method of operating a probe, the probe comprising:a probe head with a processing surface that comprises a first aperture and a second aperture;
a liquid injection channel, which leads to the first aperture;
a liquid aspiration channel, which extends from the second aperture, the liquid aspiration channel configured to aspirate liquid via the second aperture;
a bypass channel, arranged so as to fluidly connect the liquid injection channel to the liquid aspiration channel; and
a control channel, the control channel being configurable to match a pressure at a junction of the liquid injection channel and the bypass channel and a pressure at a junction of the control channel and the bypass channel and which fluidly connects to the bypass channel, hence forming a junction therewith, so as to define two portions of the bypass channel, the portions including:
a first portion that extends from said junction to the liquid injection channel; and
a second portion that extends from that same junction to the liquid aspiration channel,wherein the method comprises:positioning the probe head in proximity with a sample surface to be processed, so as for the processing surface to face the sample surface;
adjusting a pressure in the control channel during a first operation to match the pressure at the junction of the liquid injection channel and the bypass channel and the pressure at the junction of the control channel and the bypass channel and adjusting the pressure in the control channel during another operation to enable liquid to pass from the liquid injection channel through the bypass channel to the liquid aspiration channel; and
injecting processing liquid via the first aperture while aspirating liquid from the second aperture, to process the sample surface.

US Pat. No. 10,507,461

SELECTIVE CATALYSTS FOR SPINETORAM PRODUCTION

Dow AgroSciences LLC, In...

1. A process for producing spinetoram comprising:selectively hydrogenating a mixture of 3?-O-ethyl spinosyn J and 3?-O-ethyl spinosyn L, in the presence of
(a) a homogeneous catalyst selected from the group consisting of [Rh(C2H4)2Cl]2, [Rh(COD)2][BF4], [Rh(COD)2][OTs], and combinations thereof, at a temperature between 15° C. and 100° C. with a hydrogen gas pressure between 5 psig and 200 psig, wherein the COD is 1,5-cyclooctadiene and the OTs is p-toluenesulfonate; and
(b) a phosphorus ligand donor selected from the group consisting of tris(3,5-dimethylphenyl)phosphine,
and combinations thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,507,459

PROCESS FOR THE CATALYTIC CONVERSION OF MICRO CARBON RESIDUE CONTENT OF HEAVY HYDROCARBON FEEDSTOCKS AND A LOW SURFACE AREA CATALYST COMPOSITION FOR USE THEREIN

SHELL OIL COMPANY, Houst...

1. A catalyst suitable for use in the catalytic conversion of an MCR content of a heavy hydrocarbon feedstock, wherein said catalyst comprises: a calcined particulate of a co-mulled mixture, wherein said co-mulled mixture that is formed into a particulate, which is subsequently calcined to provide said calcined particulate, comprises a molybdenum component, a nickel component, an uncalcined pseudo-boehmite powder prepared by a two-step precipitation process and comprising at least 90 weight percent pseudo-boehmite, a mineral acid, and a catalyst fines portion having a particle size between 5 and 50 microns (?m) and a mean pore diameter between 40 ? and 150 ?, and wherein said calcined particulate is prepared under conditions so that it has specifically defined physical properties including: (a) a total surface area of greater than 160 m2/g and less than 240 m2/g; (b) a median pore diameter in the range of from 85 ? to 120 ?; (c) from 8% to 22% of the total pore volume of said calcined particulate in the macropores having a pore diameter of 250 ? or greater; and (d) greater than 40% and no more than 60% of the total pore volume of said calcined particulate within its pores having a diameter in the range of from 55 ? to 115 ?; and (e) from about 10% to or about 45% of the total pore volume of said calcined particulate is within the pores of a pore diameter in the range of from 50 ? to 100 ?.

US Pat. No. 10,507,458

HYDROTREATING CATALYST AND PROCESS FOR PREPARING THE SAME

INDIAN OIL CORPORATION LI...

1. A process for preparing a hydro treatment catalyst comprising an inorganic oxide material based carrier, a group VI B metal and a group VIII metal adsorbed to the carrier, wherein the inorganic oxide material based carrier comprises alumina matrix and a modifying element grafted to the alumina matrix, and the modifying element being present in an amount in the range of 0.01 to 2% of a total weight of the inorganic oxide material based carrier, said process comprising the steps of:a. preparing a solution comprising a modifying element additive;
b. adding alumina powder to the aforesaid solution to obtain alumina matrix comprising modifying element grafted to surface of alumina;
c. filtering the alumina matrix and washing the same to remove non-grafted modifying element additive;
d. mixing the alumina matrix with a binder to obtain a homogenous dough;
e. extruding the dough to form a solid material;
f. drying, ageing and calcining the solid material to obtain the inorganic oxide material based carrier comprising alumina matrix and the modifying element grafted to the alumina matrix; and
g. impregnating a solution of group VI B metal and a group VIII metal to the inorganic oxide material based carrier to obtain the hydro treatment catalyst;
wherein the group VI B metal is an oxide of molybdenum and the group VIII metal is an oxide of nickel or cobalt or mixture thereof;
wherein the modifying element is selected from a group consisting of boron, aluminium, silicon, titanium, cerium and mixtures thereof; and
wherein said impregnating solution is reacted with 0.01-1 moles of a suitable amine compound per mole of Mo selected from the group of compounds consisting of monoethanol amine, diethanol amine and diethyl amine.

US Pat. No. 10,507,457

HONEYCOMB STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A honeycomb structure comprising:promoter particles which contain at least first promoter particles made of a ceria-zirconia solid solution; and
a binder phase in which a number of inorganic binder particles are aggregated with each other, with ?-alumina being a main component, the inorganic binder particles interposed between the promoter particles, wherein
the honeycomb structure is obtained by sintering at a temperature of 1100° C. or less
the binder phase contain Fe and/or Cr dissolved in ?-alumina; and
the honeycomb structure has a specific surface area at a ratio of 90% or more after heating to before heating at 1200° C. for 20 hours.

US Pat. No. 10,507,455

PHOTOCATALYST, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING PHOTOCATALYST

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A photocatalyst, represented by the following general formula (1):X(VO4)6(OH)2  General Formula (1)
wherein X represents Za2Tib2Agc2 (where Z is Sr; a2 is 7.0 to 9.5; b2 is 0.4 to 1.5; c2 is 0.1 to 2.0; and a2+b2+c2 is 9.0 to 10.0) in the general formula (1).

US Pat. No. 10,507,449

MICROREACTOR SYSTEMS AND METHODS

H.C. STARCK INC., Newton...

1. A microreactor comprising:a network of hollow microchannel conduits formed of a corrosion-resistant material;
surrounding the microchannel conduits, a matrix comprising a matrix material having a thermal conductivity larger than a thermal conductivity of the corrosion-resistant material; and
disposed (i) between at least a portion of at least one of the microchannel conduits and the matrix material and (ii) in contact with the at least a portion of the at least one of the microchannel conduits and the matrix material, a region (a) consisting essentially of the corrosion-resistant material and the matrix material and (b) having a mixed and/or graded composition.

US Pat. No. 10,507,447

DEVICE FOR DISTRIBUTING A POLYPHASE MIXTURE IN A CHAMBER CONTAINING A FLUIDIZED MEDIUM

IFP Energies nouvelles, ...

1. A distribution device for distributing a light fluid phase (2) within a heavy phase (4) in a reaction chamber (5) containing said heavy phase (4), the device comprising:a pipe (1) for transporting the light fluid phase (2) to the reaction chamber (5);
first windows (7) and second windows (8) in a lateral wall of the pipe (1), the second windows (8) opening directly into the reaction chamber (5); and
branches (6) extending each first window (7) in a branch axis (x) that is essentially perpendicular to the axis of symmetry (z) of the pipe (1), in which each branch (6) splits, in a plane (xy) essentially orthogonal to the axis of symmetry (z) of the pipe (1), into:
a central passage opening into the reaction chamber (5) via an intermediate window (9) in an upper wall of the branch (6); and
at least two distinct lateral branches forming two lateral passages (10) opening into the reaction chamber (5) via end-of-branch windows (11).

US Pat. No. 10,507,446

METHOD OF PREPARING A MATERIAL OF A BATTERY CELL

1. A method of producing a material for a battery electrochemical cell, comprising:forming a liquid mixture;
generating a mist of the liquid mixture at desired liquid droplet sizes;
flowing a flow of a first gas heated to a first temperature into a reaction chamber;
forming a first gas-solid mixture from the mist and the flow of the first gas;
drying the first gas-solid mixture for a first residence time inside the reaction chamber;
flowing a flow of a second gas heated to a second temperature into the reaction chamber, wherein the second temperature is higher than the first temperature;
forming a second gas-solid mixture inside the reaction chamber;
reacting the second gas-solid mixture inside the reaction chamber for a second residence time and oxidizing the second gas-solid mixture into an oxidized reaction product;
delivering the oxidized reaction product out of the reaction chamber; and
cooling the oxidized reaction product and obtaining solid particles of the oxidized reaction product as the material for the battery electrochemical cell.

US Pat. No. 10,507,445

METHODS FOR DETERMINING TRANSITION METAL COMPOUND CONCENTRATIONS IN MULTICOMPONENT LIQUID SYSTEMS

Chevron Phillips Chemical...

1. A process for operating a polymerization reactor system, the process comprising:(I) contacting a catalyst system comprising a first transition metal compound, a second transition metal compound, an activator, and an optional co-catalyst, with an olefin monomer and an optional olefin comonomer in a reactor within the polymerization reactor system under polymerization reaction conditions to produce an olefin polymer;
(II) determining a first concentration of the first transition metal compound and a second concentration of the second transition metal compound in a solution comprising the first transition metal compound and the second transition metal compound, the first concentration and the second concentration determined via the steps of
(i) providing a first reference absorbance profile (F1) of the first transition metal compound in a first reference solution at a first known concentration, and a second reference absorbance profile (F2) of the second transition metal compound in a second reference solution at a second known concentration;
(ii) submitting a sample of the solution to a sample chamber;
(iii) irradiating the sample in the chamber with a light beam at a wavelength in the UV-visible spectrum;
(iv) generating a sample absorbance profile of the sample, and calculating a curve having the formula ?1F1+?2F2 to fit the sample absorbance profile to a least-squares regression fit value (R2) of at least 0.9; wherein:
?1 is a first weighting coefficient;
F1 is the first reference absorbance profile of the first transition metal compound in the first reference solution at the first known concentration;
?2 is a second weighting coefficient; and
F2 is the second reference absorbance profile of the second transition metal compound in the second reference solution at the second known concentration; and
(v) multiplying the first known concentration with ?1 to determine the first concentration of the first transition metal compound in the solution, and multiplying the second known concentration with ?2 to determine the second concentration of the second transition metal compound in the solution; and
(III) adjusting a first flow rate of the first transition metal compound and/or a second flow rate of the second transition metal compound into the reactor when the first concentration and/or the second concentration has reached a predetermined level.

US Pat. No. 10,507,444

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PRODUCING HONEYCOMB PARTICLE CAPABLE OF ABSORBING HARMFUL MOLECULAR ELEMENT

Richard Chi-Hsueh, San D...

1. A device for producing honeycomb particle capable of absorbing harmful molecular element, comprising:a body, comprising:
a forming mirror, upwardly extending from the body;
a high frequency generator, set on the forming mirror,wherein the forming mirror is driven by the high frequency generator to generate high frequency vibration;a heater, set on the forming mirror for heating the forming mirror; and
a collection tank, formed on the body and set below the forming mirror; and
at least one spray tube, corresponding to the forming mirror of the body and connected with a nozzle at the top end thereof, which nozzle faces to the forming mirror, wherein the spray tube is connected to a high pressure generator via a hydraulic pipe and the high pressure generator is connected with a motor, which is connected to a solution tank via a conveying pipe.

US Pat. No. 10,507,442

VARIABLE FLOW-THROUGH CAVITATION DEVICE

Cavitation Technologies, ...

1. A variable flow-through cavitation device, comprising:an elongated housing having an inlet and an outlet defining a flowpath;
a rotatable shaft disposed along a central axis of the elongated housing;
a variable multi-jet nozzle disposed in the flowpath, wherein the variable multi-jet nozzle comprises a movable disk abutting against a stationary disk, wherein the movable disk is fixedly secured to the rotatable shaft and freely rotatable relative to the elongated housing, wherein the stationary disk is fixedly secured to the elongated housing and the rotatable shaft passes freely through the stationary disk; and
a plurality of first channels through the movable disk and a plurality of second channels through the stationary disk that when aligned together form through channels in the variable multi-jet nozzle, wherein an alignment of the plurality of first channels with the plurality of second channels is variable depending upon a degree of rotation of the rotatable shaft, and wherein the through channels in the variable multi-jet nozzle have a complete longitudinal cross-section in the shape of a Venturi tube.

US Pat. No. 10,507,441

CONTAINER

Packaging Innovation Ltd....

1. A container for liquids, the container comprising a receptacle and an insert, the insert being arranged to seat within a neck of the receptacle,the insert defining a void defined by a base portion of the insert and a peripheral side wall of the insert extending within the neck of the receptacle, the insert comprising a hole in the base portion;
the container further comprising a dip tube extending from a lower surface of the base portion to, or towards, a bottom of the receptacle, the dip tube defining a passageway through the base portion, or being connected and sealed to a lower side of a passageway formed through the base portion of the insert, the passageway terminating in said void such that the hole and the passageway are in fluid communication with each other through the void;
the container further comprising a connector having a substantially planar bottom surface arranged to extend over the neck of the container, and arranged to directly or indirectly form a seal with the container, wherein the connector comprises:
a dispensing tube arranged to, in use, engage with the passageway such that the passageway is no longer in fluid communication with the hole of the insert through the void;
a gas supply tube arranged to supply gas into the void, the gas supply tube being provided with means to prohibit backflow from the container; and
a vent separate from each of the dispensing tube and the gas supply tube and being arranged to vent any increase in pressure within the container when at rest, the vent being sufficiently small so as to permit, in use, pressurisation of a headspace above liquid in the container.

US Pat. No. 10,507,440

VORTEX FOUNTAINS AND METHODS OF USE

1. A fountain comprising:a water source;
a housing;
a vortex chamber defined within the housing, the vortex chamber connected to receive water from the water source;
a bubble chamber defined within the housing and connected to receive water from the vortex chamber and cause air bubbles to percolate within the bubble chamber; and
a water outlet defined in the bubble chamber, the water outlet comprising a plurality of water outlets that are arranged at different angular positions about an encircling side wall of the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,507,439

PLASMA INDUCED FLUID MIXING

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RES...

1. A device for mixing combustion materials, comprising:a chamber comprising an inlet;
a pair of electrodes positioned on or proximate an inner surface of the chamber,
wherein the pair of electrodes comprises a first electrode and a second electrode,
wherein the first electrode and the second electrode are separated by a dielectric material, and
wherein each of the first electrode and the second electrode has a plurality of curves formed therein forming at least a serpentine shape defined by a wave having a series of horseshoe shapes extending from one wave crest to a next wave crest, wherein the serpentine shape is formed in three dimensions and is configured to produce pinching and spreading effects on a fluid as the fluid passes over the first and second electrodes; and
a power supply configured to apply a voltage across the pair of electrodes,
wherein the device is configured such that when the fluid is proximate the pair of electrodes, application of the voltage across the pair of electrodes generates a plasma in the fluid and applies a plurality of electrohydrodynamic forces to the fluid that comprise streamwise, crosswise, and surface normal electrohydrodynamic forces,
wherein application of the voltage across the pair of electrodes results in a dielectric barrier discharge,
wherein the dielectric barrier discharge produces the plasma in the fluid,
wherein the plurality of electrohydrodynamic forces comprising the streamwise, crosswise, and surface normal electrohydrodynamic forces applied to the fluid generates turbulence in the fluid that mixes the fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,507,438

COMPOSITE MEMBRANE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

GWANGJU INSTITUTE OF SCIE...

1. A method of manufacturing a composite membrane, comprising:(A) obtaining a network-nanoparticle-dispersed organic sol-containing solution, and
(B) performing permeation of the network-nanoparticle-dispersed organic sol-containing solution on a porous support,
wherein the step (A) comprises:
(A-1) forming the network-nanoparticle-dispersed organic sol by polymerizing first and second monomers, each of which has two to four functional groups; and
(A-2) obtaining the network-nanoparticle-dispersed organic sol-containing solution by diluting the nanoparticle-dispersed organic sol with an organic solvent such that the network-nanoparticle-dispersed organic sol-containing solution has a concentration of less than a gelation concentration (Cg) thereof, and
wherein
the functional groups of the first monomer comprises an amino group,
the functional groups of the second monomer comprises an isocyanate group, an acyl halide group, an ester group, or combinations thereof,
at least one of the first and second monomers has four functional groups, and
the permeation of the network-nanoparticle-dispersed organic sol-containing solution is performed until a gel layer of the network-nanoparticle-dispersed organic sol is formed on a surface of the porous support due to concentration polarization of the network-nanoparticle-dispersed organic sol on the surface of the porous support by applying pressure to the solution.

US Pat. No. 10,507,436

POLYOLEFIN MICROPOROUS MEMBRANE, METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME, AND BATTERY SEPARATOR

TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC., ...

1. A polyolefin microporous membrane comprising a polyolefin resin, wherein the polyolefin resin contains at least 80 mass % polypropylene resin, and wherein the polyolefin microporous membrane has a maximum pore size of less than 30.0 nm and a mean pore size of less than 20.0 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,507,435

MEMBRANE PROCESS FOR OLEFIN SEPARATION

1. A process to separate a hydrocarbon stream comprising a mixture of light olefins and light paraffins, said process comprising:sending said hydrocarbon stream through a pretreatment unit to remove impurities selected from the group consisting of sulfur compounds, arsine, and phosphine, and then through a selective hydrogenation unit to selectively hydrogenate methyl acetylene and acetylene to produce a treated liquid hydrocarbon stream;
adding liquid or vapor water to said treated liquid hydrocarbon stream;
vaporizing said treated liquid hydrocarbon stream to produce a gaseous treated hydrocarbon stream; and
then contacting said gaseous treated hydrocarbon stream to a membrane unit in a membrane system comprising one or more of the membrane units to produce a permeate stream comprising about 96 to 99.9 wt % light olefins and a retentate stream comprising light paraffins, wherein the membrane unit comprises a facilitated transport membrane having a light olefin permeance of about 33-245 GPU and a light olefin/light paraffin selectivity in a range of about 80 to 1000.

US Pat. No. 10,507,433

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR POSITIONING A DETONATOR WITHIN A PERFORATING GUN ASSEMBLY

DynaEnergetics US, Inc., ...

1. A detonator positioning device for positioning a wireless detonator in a perforating gun assembly, the device comprising:a cylindrical body comprising an open end, a closed end, and a central bore adapted for receiving the detonator, the central bore including an enlarged bore portion adjacent the open end of the cylindrical body;
a plurality of arms extending toward the open end of the cylindrical body and at least partially enclosing the enlarged bore portion of the central bore, each of the plurality of arms adapted to retain a detonator head of the detonator when the detonator is positioned within the enlarged bore portion of the central bore; and
a plurality of legs extending from the cylindrical body, each of the plurality of legs adapted to position the cylindrical body in the perforating gun assembly, wherein
the cylindrical body is configured for being secured within an end plate of the perforating gun assembly, and a grounding rib is configured for being attached to the end plate to complete a ground loop.

US Pat. No. 10,507,432

FORWARD OSMOTIC AND WATER HAMMER METHOD OF MEMBRANE CLEANING

MEMBRANE RECOVERY LTD., ...

1. A method for cleaning a semi-permeable membrane in an osmosis separation module, said membrane having a feed side and permeate side with foulant located on at least the feed side, a raw saline solution feed stream exiting the module as a residual brine stream, part of a raw saline solution from the raw saline solution feed stream penetrating the membrane in a reverse osmosis process by a net driving pressure of a balance of gauge and osmotic pressures and exiting from the permeate side as a permeate stream, said cleaning method comprising:applying at least periodically, a plurality of directional pressure strokes directed from at least one of the permeate and residual brine stream to the feed stream side of the membrane thereby effecting mechanical membrane shaking for detachment of the foulant; and
for at least part of said period of time, applying a pulsed flow regime in at least one of the residual brine and permeate stream exiting from the module thereby increasing shearing force for achieving enhanced foulant evacuation.

US Pat. No. 10,507,428

HEAT-PIPE MEMBRANE MODULE WITH HEAT RECOVERY

BEIJING UNIVERSITY OF TEC...

1. A heat-pipe membrane assembly comprising a membrane module and a heat pipe, wherein the heat pipe is wholly placed in the membrane module where there is heat to be recycled, or one end of the heat pipe is placed in the membrane module where there is heat to be recycled and the other end of the heat pipe extends outside the membrane module; the heat pipe comprises a metal tube, a wick and a working fluid, each end of the metal tube has a cover; the wick is evenly distributed on an inner surface of the metal tube, which has a capillary effect; the working fluid fills the wick.

US Pat. No. 10,507,426

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR BIOLOGICAL CONVERSION OF CARBON DIOXIDE POLLUTANTS INTO USEFUL PRODUCTS

The University of Wyoming...

1. A method for biologically converting inorganic carbon to useful products comprising the steps of:containing inorganic carbon emissions from a source;
introducing said inorganic carbon emissions from said source into a sulfide oxidation bioreactor;
introducing oxygen into said sulfide oxidation bioreactor;
biologically producing biomass, sulfate, and sulfites in said sulfide oxidation bioreactor;
transferring said sulfate and said sulfites produced in said sulfide oxidation bioreactor to a sulfur reducing bioreactor;
utilizing said sulfate and said sulfites in said sulfur reducing bioreactor;
biologically producing biomass and hydrogen sulfide in said sulfur reducing bioreactor;
recycling said hydrogen sulfide from said sulfur reducing bioreactor to said sulfide oxidation bioreactor;
utilizing said recycled hydrogen sulfide in said sulfide oxidation bioreactor in said step of biologically producing said biomass, sulfate, and sulfites in said sulfide oxidation bioreactor;
extracting at least some biomass, lipids and paraffin from said sulfide oxidation bioreactor and said sulfur reducing bioreactor; and
producing products from said biomass, said lipids, and said paraffin extracted from said sulfide oxidation bioreactor and said sulfur reducing bioreactor.

US Pat. No. 10,507,422

LOCALIZED VENTILATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Sprimo, Inc., Santa Clar...

1. A ventilation system, comprising:base,
a casing pivotally disposed on the base and comprising a front surface having an annular gap and a back surface comprising one or more openings,
a fan disposed within the casing and configured to pull a flow of air into the one or more openings and push the air out of the annular gap to thereby dispense air in a ring and entrain a column of clean air in a direction away from the front surface and in front of the casing; and
a removable filter disposed within the casing and in an airflow path between the annular gap and the one or more openings, and upstream of the fan.

US Pat. No. 10,507,420

V-TYPE FILTER FRAME

CAMFIL AB, Trosa (SE)

1. A V-type filter frame for receiving at least one filter media pack, said V-type filter frame being arranged to be mounted to a filter holding structure, the V-type filter frame comprising a molded plastic rectangular front plate having a front surface and a back surface, and first and second side plates coupled to the back surface of the front plate, wherein the back surface comprises two support structures protruding in a plane substantially perpendicular to the back surface and extending along a major portion of the length of opposite sides of the back surface of the front plate, said opposite sides being the same sides of the front plate to which the side plates are coupled, such that the thickness of the front plate in the direction from the front surface to the back surface is increased towards the middle and reduced towards the ends of the front plate side.

US Pat. No. 10,507,419

CLEANABLE FILTER

Cummins Filtration IP, In...

1. A method for cleaning an air filter element having an installed condition in a filter housing and filtering fluid in a given application, the method comprising:conducting a filtering operation for filtering an operating fluid with the air filter element, the filtering operation comprising:
applying unfiltered operating fluid to a dirty side of the air filter element such that clean filtered operating fluid is delivered from a clean side of the air filter element; and
conducting a cleaning operation while the filtering operation is being conducted, the cleaning operation comprising:
applying, by a controller, pressurized cleaning air to clean the air filter element while the air filter element is in the installed condition in the filter housing, wherein the pressurized cleaning air frees particulate from the air filter element;
ejecting, by the controller, the freed particulate from the filter housing through a pressurized cleaning air and contaminant outlet at a discharge port; and
applying vacuum to the discharge port to provide vacuum assist evacuation,
wherein the pressurized cleaning air is applied to the air filter element during the filtering operation,
the air filter element includes a primary seal seals the air filter element to the filter housing to isolate the clean side from the dirty side, the method further comprising providing the air filter element with a manifold receiving the pressurized cleaning air and applying the pressurized cleaning air to the air filter element,
the pressurized cleaning air being applied from the manifold to the dirty side.

US Pat. No. 10,507,417

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPROVING MASS AIR FLOW SIGNAL QUALITY

Cummins Filtration IP, In...

15. A method of filtering a stream of air, the method comprising:providing a filter assembly including a panel housing frame comprising a support frame within, a filter media coupled to an upstream end of the support frame, and a conditioning device coupled to a downstream end of the support frame and positioned in a downstream direction from a clean side of the filter media with respect to the stream of air, wherein the conditioning device is offset from the clean side of the filter media by a separation distance maintained by the support frame;
providing a mass air flow sensor positioned downstream of the conditioning device with respect to the stream of air;
routing the stream of air through the filter media;
after passing through the filter media routing the stream of air through the conditioning device, the conditioning device including a mesh panel; and
routing at least a portion of the stream of air past the mass air flow sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,507,416

INLET FRAME AND FILTER ASSEMBLY INCLUDING AN INLET FRAME

Clarcor Air Filtration Pr...

1. An apparatus for supporting a primary filter and a prefilter, the apparatus comprising:a plastic frame having a first inlet opening and a first seating surface in surrounding relation to the first inlet opening;
a first set of retainers mounted on the plastic frame, each retainer of the first set of retainers includes a first compression portion that is selectively rotatable via rotation of the retainer relative to the plastic frame between a position over the first seating surface and a position clear of the first seating surface, the first compression portion of each retainer of the first set of retainers being spaced a first distance from the seating surface; and
a second set of retainers mounted on the plastic frame, each retainer of the second set of retainers includes a first compression portion that is selectively rotatable via rotation of the retainer relative to the plastic frame between a position over the first seating surface and a position clear of the first seating surface, the first compression portion of each retainer of the second set of retainers being spaced a second distance from the seating surface, the second distance being different than the first distance.

US Pat. No. 10,507,415

CLOSURE SYSTEM FOR A FILTER DOOR IN AN INDUSTRIAL EXTRACTION SYSTEM

1. A filter door for closing a filter housing for at least one filter in an industrial extraction system, wherein the filter door is pivotably fastened on one side, comprising: at least one locking element to lock the filter door in position relative to a housing surface of the industrial extraction system, the filter door is connected by a slotted guide on the housing surface and has a movable pivot axis to enable the filter door to be opened downwardly so that when the filter door is open, an inner side of the filter door serves as a support surface for the filter, and the filter door is placed on an edge of a filter housing and the edge is positioned at a distance relative to the housing surface and the guide element has a substantially horizontal portion having a length corresponding approximately to the distance.

US Pat. No. 10,507,414

REHEATING COLLECTION DEVICE FOR GAS PHASE PROCESS

IHI Corporation, Koto-ku...

1. A reheating collection device for a gas phase process, comprising:a container elongated in an axial direction along an axis to define a chamber;
an inflow path and an exhaust path respectively in communication with the chamber and apart in the axial direction from each other;
a heater heating the chamber between the inflow path and the exhaust path; and
a baffle structure including one or more baffles and movable in the axial direction within the chamber so as to locate at least one of the baffles in between the inflow path and the exhaust path.

US Pat. No. 10,507,413

FILTER END CAP

1. An apparatus configured to engage a filter housing and an end of filter media, the apparatus comprising:an end cap having a first axial surface, a second axial surface arranged opposite said first axial surface, and an outer radial surface transverse to the first and second axial surfaces, said first axial surface configured to engage the end of the filter media; and
at least one biasing portion having a proximal end integrally formed with said end cap, and a distal end extending radially outward of the outer radial surface,
wherein the end cap and the at least one biasing portion are formed from a first material and a second material, and
wherein the second material forms a core member of the at least one biasing portion and extends along at least a portion of a length of the at least one biasing portion, wherein the first material forms an outer body that is formed over the second material such that the first material defines at least a portion of both of the end cap and the at least one biasing portion.

US Pat. No. 10,507,412

SYSTEM AND PROCESS FOR RECYCLING MACHINING WASTE FROM CNC EQUIPMENT

1. A process of recycling machining waste comprising both metal particles and a waste machining coolant into a recycled machining coolant for reuse, the process comprising:collecting the machining waste from a machining facility;
separating the machining waste into a solid/scrap material component and a machining waste liquid component;
decanting the machining waste liquid component, in a decanting tank, to separate a recyclable machining coolant from (1) tramp oils and other lighter density fluids/oils and (2) solids;
filtering the recyclable machining coolant through at least a first filter to separate recyclable machining coolant from the solids;
killing bacteria and microorganisms contained within the recyclable machining coolant;
adding water, obtained by a reverse osmosis water purification process such that the reverse osmosis water contains less than 10 parts per million (ppm) of calcium (Ca), magnesium (Mg), sodium (Na) and chloride (Cl), to dilute the recyclable machining coolant and thereby forming the recycled machining coolant; and
collecting the tramp oils and other lighter density fluids/oils and recycling the tramp oils and other lighter density fluids/oils.

US Pat. No. 10,507,411

HIGH SOLIDS CONTENT WATER SAMPLING SYSTEM

2134761 ONTARIO LTD., Wh...

1. An apparatus for transporting a near continuous liquid sample from a liquid source to a liquid sample analyzer via liquid sample tubing, comprising:an inline tee strainer to remove significant solids from the liquid sample, wherein the inline tee strainer includes an inlet and a first liquid sample outlet port that allows liquid sample to pass directly from the inlet of the inline tee strainer to a drain through a drain line, and a second liquid sample outlet port that allows liquid sample that has passed through a mesh screen inside the inline tee strainer to continue on to the liquid sample analyzer;
an air purge control valve used to intermittently introduce a source of compressed air to purge solids buildup from the inline tee strainer to drain;
a source of compressed air connected to the air purge control valve;
a debubbler unit used to remove the air introduced by the air purge control valve from the liquid sample, wherein the debubbler comprises a first outlet port connected to drain and remove air from the liquid sample and to provide continuous liquid sample flow to drain through drain lines, and a second outlet port that allows the liquid sample to continue to the liquid sample analyzer;
a process pump to pull liquid sample from the second outlet port of the debubbler and send it to the liquid sample analyzer;
a chemical clean control valve to intermittently introduce cleaning chemical with the purpose of removing buildup downstream of the debubbler;
a source of cleaning chemical connected to the chemical clean control valve;
liquid sample tubing connecting together said inline tee strainer, said air purge control valve, said debubbler, said process pump, said chemical clean control valve, and said liquid analyzer, such that the liquid sample flows from liquid source to liquid analyzer; and
a microprocessor connected to the air purge control valve, process pump and chemical clean control valve, said microprocessor including processing means for coordinating operation of said air purge control valve, process pump and chemical clean control valve.

US Pat. No. 10,507,410

AIR-OIL SEPARATION APPARATUS

1. An air-oil separation apparatus for an oil system of a gas turbine engine, comprising:an oil tank having an oil impingement surface disposed on a tank bottom proximate an oil tank outlet; and
a centrifugal air-oil separator mounted within the oil tank, the centrifugal air-oil separator having a separator air-oil mixture inlet and a separator oil outlet each communicating with a cavity, the separator air-oil mixture inlet disposed tangentially relative to an inner wall of the cavity configured for centrifugal air-oil separation, the centrifugal air-oil separator further including an air outlet communicating with the cavity, the separator oil outlet feeding an impingement nozzle having a nozzle outlet oriented, in operation, to eject an oil jet from the centrifugal air-oil separator to impinge the oil impingement surface at an intersection point spaced apart from the oil tank outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,507,408

SUPERFICIALLY POROUS PARTICLES WITH PRECISELY CONTROLLED PARTICLE DENSITY, AND METHODS OF PREPARATION AND USE THEREOF

AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC...

1. A plurality of superficially porous particles, each comprising:a hollow core;
a non-porous inner shell; and
a substantially porous outer shell, wherein
the hollow core has a radius ranging from about 20% to about 90% of the radius of the entire particle;
the particles have a median size range from about 0.5 ?m to about 100 ?m with a particle size distribution (one standard deviation) of no more than 15% of the median particle size; the particles have a specific surface area of from about 5 m2/g to about 1,000 m2/g; and
the particles comprise a metal oxide selected from silica, alumina, titania or zirconia.

US Pat. No. 10,507,406

FRESHWATER SOURCE AND DESALINATION SYSTEM

King Fahd University of P...

1. A fresh water source and humidification-dehumidification desalination system, comprising:a humidifier, including
a housing having a sloped roof, a fluid inlet, and a fluid outlet,
at least one thermal element for heating an aqueous fluid to be purified arranged within the housing, the at least one thermal element having a surface sloped at a pre-determined angle, and
at least one fluid tray disposed within the housing, the at least one fluid tray being configured to contain the aqueous fluid to be purified and having a floor incorporating a perforated plate therein, wherein the perforated plate is in fluid communication with an air supply and is configured so that the air supply passes through the aqueous fluid to be purified to form a humidified air stream;
a dehumidifier comprising a passive condenser, wherein the passive condenser is fluidly connected to the humidifier and is configured to condense water from the humidified air stream; and
a fresh water tank connected to the dehumidifier to collect the water condensed from the humidified air stream in the passive condenser;
wherein the surface of the at least one thermal element, sloped at the pre-determined angle, is optically aligned with at least one solar energy concentrator,
the fluid inlet is arranged in order to introduce the aqueous fluid to be purified to the at least one thermal element, and
the at least one thermal element is arranged in order to introduce the aqueous fluid to be purified to the at least one fluid tray at a pre-determined temperature, the pre-determined temperature of the aqueous fluid to be purified being above an initial temperature of the aqueous fluid to be purified.

US Pat. No. 10,507,403

PRESSURIZED VAPOR CYCLE LIQUID DISTILLATION

DEKA Products Limited Par...

1. A liquid distillation system comprising:an input for receiving untreated liquid;
an evaporator/condenser comprising a plurality of parallel core evaporator tubes, each tube having a first open end in communication with a sump and a second open end in communication with a head chamber;
the evaporator/condenser coupled to the input for transforming the untreated liquid to vapor;
a vapor pump for compressing the vapor;
the evaporator/condenser for transforming compressed vapor into a distilled liquid product; and
a conductivity sensor to measure the electrical conductivity of the distilled liquid product, wherein the conductivity sensor is an inductive sensor,
wherein if the electrical conductivity of the distilled liquid product is below a pre-set level, a signal mechanism is triggered to pump a volume of at least one additive into the distilled liquid product.

US Pat. No. 10,507,402

SYSTEM FOR LIQUID PURIFICATION

MICRONIC TECHNOLOGIES, IN...

1. An apparatus, comprising:an atomizer configured to mix a solution and a flow of an inlet gas to produce an atomized mixture of the solution and the inlet gas, the atomizer including a first flow member and a second flow member, the first flow member having an outer surface and defining an outlet opening, the outer surface of the first flow member including a vane defining at least a portion of a first flow path, the second flow member having a first surface and a second surface and defining a second flow path therebetween, a portion of the first surface defining a mixing volume,
the second flow path configured to convey a flow of the solution and the inlet gas to the mixing volume, at least a portion of the flow being conveyed to the first flow path via the second flow path such that the vane redirects a portion of at least one of a tangential velocity component or a circumferential velocity component of the flow as the solution and the inlet gas flow within the first flow path to produce a rotational velocity component within the flow when the flow is conveyed to the mixing volume, such that the solution and the inlet gas mix within the mixing volume to produce a mixture of the solution and the inlet gas; and
a separator configured to be fluidically coupled to an outlet of the atomizer, the separator configured to receive the mixture of the solution and the inlet gas, the separator configured to produce a first outlet flow and a second outlet flow, the first outlet flow including a vaporized portion of a solvent from the solution, the second outlet flow including a liquid portion of the solvent from the solution and a solute from the solution.

US Pat. No. 10,507,401

BUILDING PIECE COMPRISING TWO CONTAINERS AND A FLEXIBLE BELT THEREBETWEEN

1. A building piece comprising a first container comprising a first cavity with a first opening, a second container comprising a second cavity with a second opening, and a flexible belt connecting said two containers;wherein the first container is tapered monotonously in all dimensions from the first opening to the rest of the first container's body, so that another container that is identical to the first container can insert its tapered body into the first cavity through the first opening;
wherein the second container is tapered monotonously in all dimensions from the second opening to the rest of the second container's body, so that another container that is identical to the second container can insert its tapered body into the second cavity through the second opening; wherein the first container further comprises one, two or more landscapes (or topographical profiles), so that, after another container that is identical to the first container inserts its tapered body into the first cavity through the first opening, a landscape of the first container can be reversibly interlocked into a landscape of said another container that is identical to the first container; and wherein each of said one, two or more landscapes includes a window through a cavity wall, and a protrusion sticking out from the window.

US Pat. No. 10,507,397

VIBRATING TOY

FSD, LLC, Bend, OR (US)

1. A vibrating toy assembly, comprising:a vibration mechanism having housing, wherein said housing retains a motor and batteries, and wherein said vibration mechanism causes said housing to vibrate when said motor is activated;
a base having a bottom plate and a vertical conduit that extends from said bottom plate, wherein said vertical conduit is sized to receives and retains said vibration mechanism, wherein said base is moved by said vibration mechanism when said vibration mechanism is activated;
a body casing that defines a hollow internal compartment, wherein said body casing has an open bottom that provides access to said hollow internal compartment, wherein said vertical conduit of said base passes into said open bottom of said body casing and said body casing rests atop said bottom plate of said base, wherein said body casing moves with said base and said body casing shields said vibration mechanism from view.

US Pat. No. 10,507,396

AMUSEMENT DEVICE FOR ASCENDING, BACKWARDS RUSHING AND FALLING

GOLDEN HORSE TECHNOLOGY E...

1. An amusement device for ascending, backwards rushing and falling, comprising:a lifting tower, the lower part of the lifting tower being provided with an entry section, the upper part of the lifting tower being provided with a lifting slide-out section, an amusement ship entering the lifting tower by the bow through the entry section and then leaving the lifting tower by the stern through the lifting slide-out section to return in the same direction, and the entry section and the lifting slide-out section being in the same direction;
and a descending tower, the upper part of the descending tower being provided with a descending entry section, the lower part of the descending tower being provided with a descending slide-out section, the amusement ship entering the descending tower through the descending entry section and then leaving the descending tower through the descending slide-out section to return in the same direction, and the descending entry section and the descending slide-out section being in the same direction,
wherein the lifting slide-out section comprises a backwards-rushing frame connected with the upper end of the lifting tower, and the backwards-rushing frame is provided with a backwards-rushing guide rail/backwards-rushing guide rails.

US Pat. No. 10,507,395

HABITABLE SUPPORT STRUCTURE FOR OBSERVATION WHEELS

1. A system comprising:a tower comprising:
an enclosure defining an interior volume; and
a plurality of vertical walls and a plurality of horizontal floors disposed within the interior volume;
wherein the walls and the floors are coupled in fixed relation to the enclosure such that the walls and floors define a plurality of human-habitable spaces within the interior volume;
a tower hub coupled to the tower and having:
a transverse dimension of at least 50 feet; and
a shell that defines an interior space and has one or more horizontal floors coupled to the shell, wherein:
at least a portion of each of the floor(s) of the shell is disposed within the interior space; and
the interior space is accessible from the tower; and
an observation wheel having a central wheel hub and rotatably coupled to the tower such that the wheel hub is configured to rotate around the tower hub.

US Pat. No. 10,507,392

METHOD FOR DETERMINING CHEATING IN DART GAME, DEVICE AND SERVER

PHOENIXDARTS CO., LTD., ...

1. A method for determining cheating in a dart game, the method comprising:collecting game data and multimedia information of a player from a dart game device, wherein the multimedia information includes video information captured from the moment when the player makes a throwing motion in a throw line up to the moment when a dart pin hits a dart target;
transmitting the collected game data and multimedia information which includes a second scene and a third scene to a client device, wherein the second scene is a scene that includes capturing of the hit of the dart pin to the dart target to receive feedback from the client device about whether a score matches a position where the dart pin hit, and wherein the third scene is a scene that includes capturing of an area other than the player and the dart target to receive feedback from the client device about whether a person other than the player throws the dart pin;
receiving feedback information on legitimacy of play with respect to the multimedia information from the client device; and
processing the game data of the player corresponding to the multimedia information on the basis of the received feedback information related to legitimacy of play.

US Pat. No. 10,507,390

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF GAMIFICATION OF REAL-LIFE EVENTS

1. A method of operating a computerized network, comprising the steps of:a) receiving real-life data corresponding to real-life geographic data;
b) automatically building an object, wherein the object is virtual within a computing environment, using a processor of an R-to-G translation module, the object sharing a characteristic with the received real-life data and including a variably selected characteristic that is not associated with the real-life data;
c) injecting the object into an ongoing multi-user computer program such that a user of the ongoing computer program is able to interact with the object;
d) triggering a G-to-R translation module based on an interaction of a user with the object; and
e) automatically creating an instruction using a processor of a G-to-R translation module, wherein the instruction relates to deployment of real-life financial resources and is derived from the interaction of a user with the virtual object.

US Pat. No. 10,507,389

GAME CONTROL METHOD, GAME CONTROL DEVICE, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

GREE, Inc., Tokyo (JP)

1. A computer for providing a game to a user, the computer comprising:a memory configured to store a group to which a plurality of users belong, a set of first items, and a reward in association with the set of first items; and
circuitry configured to
store, in the memory, an item associated with each user belonging to the group in accordance with a progress of the game by each user belonging to the group while a predetermined event is in progress,
determine whether the items associated with the users belonging to the group, which are stored in the memory, include the set of the first items stored in the memory,
extract the reward in association with the set of the first items from the memory to store the extracted reward in association with each user belonging to the group, in response to detecting that the items associated with the users belonging to the group include the set of the first items, and
delete the items associated with the users belonging to the group in the memory, in response to the predetermined event being ended.

US Pat. No. 10,507,388

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ALTERING PERCEPTION OF VIRTUAL CONTENT IN A VIRTUAL SPACE

ELECTRONIC ARTS INC., Re...

1. A system configured to alter perception of virtual objects in a virtual space, the system comprising:one or more processors configured by machine-readable instructions to execute computer program modules, the computer program modules comprising:
execute an instance of a game space for a game and implement the instance of the game space, wherein the game space includes game content for presentation to users of the game space and facilitates participation by users in the game space via virtual characters, such that a first user participates in the game space and plays the game via a first virtual character and a second user participates in the game space and plays the game via a second virtual character, and wherein a first virtual object is a graphical object that is present and visible to the users in the instance of the game space, and the first virtual object is configured such that the virtual characters interact with the first virtual object within the game space;
obtain a first attribute level for the first virtual character, wherein the first attribute level is related to progress of the first virtual character in the game;
obtain a second attribute level for the second virtual character, wherein the second attribute level is related to progress of the second virtual character in the game;
determine a first depiction of the first virtual object for presentation to the first user in the instance of the game space, wherein the first depiction of the first virtual object is based on the first attribute level, wherein the first virtual object is configured such that there is a first interaction for the first virtual character to interact with the first virtual object within the game space;
determine a second depiction of the first virtual object for presentation to the second user in the instance of the game space, wherein the second depiction of the first virtual object is based on the second attribute level, wherein the first virtual object is configured such that there is a second interaction for the second virtual character to interact with the first virtual object within the game space; and
provide the first depiction of the first virtual object to the first user and the second depiction of the first virtual object to the second user in the instance of the game space, wherein the first depiction and the second depiction are different, wherein the first virtual object is interactable within the game space by the first virtual character and/or the second virtual character.

US Pat. No. 10,507,387

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PLAYING AN INTERACTIVE GAME

MQ Gaming, LLC, Irvine, ...

1. A gaming item for accessing selected features or portions of a game carried out on a compatible gaming platform, said gaming item comprising:a passive radio frequency identification (RFID) tag that provides two-way wireless communications with a compatible RFID reader device over a limited wireless communication range of less than 60 cm;
non-volatile memory having stored therein a selection of information uniquely associated with said gaming item;
said selection of information comprising at least one item of encrypted information that can be decrypted or authenticated using a first encryption key, and wherein said encrypted information, when decrypted or authenticated and communicated to said compatible gaming platform, enables a game participant to access one or more features or portions of said game that cannot otherwise be accessed by said game participant; and
wherein said first encryption key is uniquely associated with said gaming item and is ascertainable from said selection of information stored in said non-volatile memory.

US Pat. No. 10,507,386

OPERATING DEVICE

SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAI...

1. An operating device comprising:a front surface;
an upper surface;
a touch sensor;
a light source;
a plurality of operating members disposed on the upper surface; and
a light emitting area defined in the upper surface and configured to be made luminous by the light source.