US Pat. No. 10,190,580

SOLAR DRIVE CONTROL SYSTEM FOR OIL PUMP JACKS

Raptor Lift Solutions, LL...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a regenerative variable frequency drive configured to generate energy from vertical reciprocating motion of a pump jack during normal operation of the pump jack, the regenerative variable frequency drive comprising a DC buss; and
a DC capacitor bank configured to be electrically connected to the DC buss of the regenerative variable frequency drive,
wherein when the DC capacitor bank is electrically connected to the DC buss of the regenerative variable frequency drive, at least a portion of energy required to operate the pump jack to produce petroleum hydrocarbons is obtained from the generated energy from the vertical reciprocating motion of the pump jack, further wherein said generated energy is stored in the DC capacitor bank, and removed from the DC capacitor bank to the DC buss of the regenerative variable frequency drive.

US Pat. No. 10,190,579

RECIPROCATING COMPRESSOR

HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEM...

1. A reciprocating compressor comprising:a crank case;
a cylinder attached to this crank case;
a piston reciprocatably fittedly inserted in this cylinder;
a connection rod extending from this piston;
a crank shaft inserted through one side of this connection rod via a bearing;
a rotational shaft configured to be rotationally driven by a motor; and
a balance weight attached to this rotational shaft with the crank shaft also attached thereto, the balance weight being configured to be usable to balance a moment generated when this rotational shaft rotates,
the balance weight including
a main weight portion extending over a range defined by a circular-arc circumferential edge shaped like a circular arc centered, at one side where the rotational shaft is located, and a pair of virtual end surfaces located on this circular-arc circumferential edge on both sides of the rotational shaft,
a pair of extension weight portions extending from the pair of virtual end surfaces of this main weight portion to an opposite circular-arc side from the circular-arc circumferential edge,
a rotational shaft hole provided at the main weight portion so as to be located on a central side of the circular arc of the circular-arc circumferential edge of the main weight portion, the rotational shaft hole being attached to the rotational shaft,
a crank shaft attachment protrusion provided so as to protrude from this rotational shaft hole to the opposite circular-arc side,
a crank shaft hole provided at this crank shaft attachment protrusion radially eccentrically with respect to the rotational shaft hole, and
a pair of spaces formed between positions on both sides of the crank shaft attachment protrusion and the pair of extension weight portions, respectively, for guiding cooling wind to the bearing of the crank shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,190,577

HOISTABLE INDUCTION AND COOLING UNIT FOR WIND TURBINE MAINTENANCE

General Electric Company,...

1. A method for detaching mechanically-connected components of a drive train in a wind turbine, comprising;positioning a maintenance tool below a hoist, the maintenance tool comprising a nested configuration of a transport frame portion, an isolation assembly portion, and a lift assembly portion;
hoisting only the lift assembly portion of the maintenance tool into a nacelle of a wind turbine;
connecting the lift assembly portion to a power source in the nacelle;
extending at least two induction cables from an induction generator disposed on the lift assembly portion, and wrapping the at least two induction cables proximate at least a portion of a component of the mechanically-connected components;
operating the induction generator to pass alternating current through the at least two induction cables and inductively heat the wrapped component such that thermal expansion creates a clearance between the mechanically-connected components; and,
separating the mechanically-connected components.

US Pat. No. 10,190,575

METHOD, DEVICE AND SYSTEM FOR COMPENSATING OUTPUT POWER OF WIND TURBINE GENERATOR SET

1. A method for compensating an electrical output power of a wind turbine, comprising:acquiring average values of first ambient temperatures of environments where the wind turbine is located, in respective periods;
collecting electrical output powers of the wind turbine at end time instants of the respective periods; and
if both an average value of the first ambient temperatures in a current period and an average value of the first ambient temperatures in a previous period are greater than a preset temperature threshold, compensating an electrical output power of the wind turbine collected at an end time instant of the current period based on a difference between the average values of the first ambient temperatures in the current period and the previous period, to ensure a stable electrical output power of the wind turbine, wherein the temperature threshold is an ambient temperature value when the wind turbine is in a full power state; and wherein in the full power state, the wind turbine has a grid-connected power equal to a rated power of the wind turbine.

US Pat. No. 10,190,574

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING GENERATION OUTPUT QUANTITY OF A WIND POWER PLANT USING DUST DETECTOR

Doosan Heavy Industries C...

1. A method of controlling a wind power plant that includes a plurality of wind power generators, the method comprising:monitoring a generation state of the wind power plant to detect a reduced output wind power generator, among the plurality of wind power generators, having a generation quantity smaller than a reference value;
in response to detecting the reduced output wind power generator having the generation quantity smaller than the reference value, capturing an image of a blade of the reduced output wind power generator using a camera disposed at a specific distance from the reduced output wind power generator in order to determine a size and area of contamination of the blade and analyze a generation quantity reduction factor of the detected wind power generator; and
individually controlling the generation output quantity of the reduced output wind power generator based on the analyzed generation quantity reduction factor so that the generation output quantity is increased,
wherein monitoring a generation state of the wind power plant includes
detecting a reduction of the generation output quantity of the detected wind power generator using a plurality of first sensors respectively installed in each of the wind power generators, each first sensor including a dust detector configured to
check a state of dust accumulation on the blade of a corresponding wind power generator of the plurality of wind power generators and
output dust detection data and location information of a corresponding wind power generator in order to determine a contamination state around the corresponding wind power generator; and
partitioning the wind power plant into zones and detecting a reduction of the generation output quantity of the detected wind power generator using a plurality of second sensors respectively installed in a representative wind power generator of each of the zones to detect the reduction of the generation output quantity of the corresponding zone.

US Pat. No. 10,190,573

BLADE CONTROL APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR WIND POWER GENERATOR, AND WIND POWER GENERATOR USING THE SAME

Doosan Heavy Industries C...

1. A wind power generator comprising:a blade formed of carbon fiber material and comprising a conductive region having electrical conductivity in the carbon fiber material;
a detector configured to detect a change in an electrical resistance of a section of the conductive region of the carbon fiber; and
a determination unit configured to receive the detected change in the electrical resistance that has been transmitted from the detector, compare the detected change in the electrical resistance to a predetermined value, and determine the blade is in a normal state when the detected change is less than or equal to the predetermined value and the blade is in an abnormal state when the detected change is more than the predetermined value,
wherein the blade comprises a skin, a spar cap, and a shear web,
the shear web and the spar cap are entirely formed of the carbon material so that the conductive region is formed in the shear web and in the spar cap, and the conductive region encompasses, the shear web, the spar cap, and an interface between the shear web and the spar cap.

US Pat. No. 10,190,572

ROTATABLE BLADE APPARATUS WITH INDIVIDUALLY ADJUSTABLE BLADES

Energyield LLC, Carlsbad...

1. A wind turbine blade assembly comprising:at least first and second blades coupled to a rotor, the first blade defining a first pitch at a first time, the second blade defining a second pitch at the first time, at least one of the pitches being established by a pressure signal from at least one pressure sensor disposed on at least one blade to provide the pressure signal;
at least one controller receiving input from the pressure sensor;
at least one actuator comprising at least one motor coupled to at least the first blade and controlled by the at least one controller responsive to input from the pressure sensor to change a pitch of the first blade.

US Pat. No. 10,190,571

RING INSERT FOR A WIND TURBINE ROTOR BLADE

General Electric Company,...

1. A rotor blade assembly for a wind turbine, comprising:a rotor blade having a pressure side and a suction side, the pressure side and suction side extending between a leading edge and a trailing edge;
a cylindrical blade root section comprising an end face configured to attach the rotor blade assembly to a hub, the blade root section comprising a span-wise end portion defined by an inner circumferential component and an outer circumferential component, the inner and outer circumferential components separated by a radial gap, the radial gap comprising a first laminate material embedded between the inner and outer circumferential components at a first span-wise depth and a second laminate material embedded between the inner and outer circumferential components at a second span-wise depth;
one or more blade bolts for securing the blade root section to a hub of the wind turbine; and,
a rigid ring insert disposed in the radial gap and embedded between the first and second laminate materials, the ring insert further comprising one or more bolt holes configured to receive the one or more blade bolts, the one or more bolt holes extending from a first end of the ring insert and terminating before an opposing, second end of the ring insert, the ring insert comprising a first segment and a second segment, wherein a chord-wise thickness of each of the first and second segments tapers from a first thickness at a first terminal end to a lesser, second thickness at a midpoint of the first and second segments, respectively, and then increases back to the first thickness at an opposing second terminal end of the first and second segments, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,190,568

WAVE ENERGY CONVERTER

1. A wave energy converter comprising:a. a positively buoyant axi-symmetric vessel fully submerged in an ocean;
b. said vessel being moored to a reaction mass by a vertical mooring line;
c. said reaction mass being selected from the group consisting of: a seabed; a submerged floating platform, whereby said vessel can react directly with said seabed at depths of said ocean that characterize a continental shelf and can react with said platform at depths of said ocean greater than depths that characterize said continental shelf;
d. said vessel being tethered axi-symmetrically to said reaction mass by at least three non-vertical tethers;
e. said tethers being held under tension by tensioning means and connected to a power take off system whereby orbital and omnidirectional motion of said vessel driven by orbital and omnidirectional motion of swell can be converted to useful power;
f. a control system comprising radio input of predicted wave height and swell period, radio input of a required depth of submersion of said vessel, input from local sensors measuring wave height and swell oscillation period and input from local sensors measuring motion and depth of submersion of said vessel, said inputs being applied to means for control of said depth of submersion of said vessel and to means for control of said vessel's natural period of oscillation, outputs of said means for control being said depth of submersion this being varable according to said wave height and said natural period of oscillation, this being variable according to said swell oscillation period;
g. said mooring line having at least one elastically extensible section enabling said vessel to follow an orbital path, responding to both heave and surge vectors of said swell from any direction;
h. said mooring line being connected to a lower locking winch, whereby said depth of submersion of said vessel can be varied dynamically between a near-surface position and a position in quiet water in response to varying wave heights so that high energy conversion rates can be sustained in differing wave climates and so that storm damage can be avoided;
i. said vessel being connected by a non-slidable connection to an upper line that is attached to a surface-piercing float of positive buoyancy;
j. said upper line having at least one elastically extensible section enabling said vessel to follow an orbital path responding to both heave and surge vectors of said swell from any direction;
k. said upper line being connected to an upper locking winch, whereby said depth of-submersion of said vessel can be varied and tension of said upper line and of said mooring line can be varied so that said vessel's natural period of oscillation can be dynamically varied to match said swell oscillation period over a range that characterizes energetic ocean swell;
l. said tethers having means for said tethers to be neutrally buoyant uniformly along the length of said tethers, whereby gravitational flexing can be made insignificant over depths that characterize the continental shelf and so power losses from gravitational flexing can be made insignificant.

US Pat. No. 10,190,565

METHOD OF REFURBISHING AN ENERGY CONVERSION FACILITY AND REFURBISHED ENERGY CONVERSION FACILITY

GE RENEWABLE TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A method of refurbishing an existing Francis pump-turbine used in an existing facility for converting hydraulic energy into electrical or mechanical energy and vice versa into a refurbished Francis pump-turbine for use in the existing facility,the existing Francis pump-turbine including:
a volute,
an existing runner configured to be rotatable about an axis of rotation,
a flange ring attached to the volute, the flange ring including an upper flange ring and a lower flange ring,
an existing pre-distributor including first water passage channels having an existing first respective height,
and an existing distributor in water flow communication with the existing pre-distributor and the existing runner, the existing distributor including second water passage channels having an existing second respective height that is different from the existing first respective height of the first water passage channels,
the method comprising:
a) modifying the existing pre-distributor of the existing Francis pump-turbine to have a reduced first respective height of the first water passage from the existing first respective height of the first water passage channels;
b) removing the existing distributor from the existing Francis pump-turbine;
c) replacing the removed existing distributor with a replaced distributor on the existing Francis pump-turbine that is different from the existing distributor, the replaced distributor including guide vanes defining second water passage channels having a respective height, the second water passage channels having water flow communication with the first water passage channels of the modified existing pre-distributor having the reduced first respective height, wherein the respective height of the second water passage channels of the replaced distributor is the same as the reduced first respective height of the first water passage channels of the modified existing pre-distributor; and
d) completing steps a), b), and c) to form the refurbished Francis pump-turbine so that the refurbished Francis pump-turbine can be used in the existing facility instead of the existing Francis pump-turbine.

US Pat. No. 10,190,562

ENGINE START DETERMINING APPARATUS

MITSUBISHI JIDOSHA KOGYO ...

1. An engine start determining apparatus comprising:an engine;
a clutch disposed in a power transmission path connecting between the engine and drive wheels, dividing the power transmission path into an engine-side path and a wheel-side path;
a motor connected to the wheel-side path; and
a dynamo-electric machine connected to the engine-side path, rotating the engine while the clutch is disconnected and generating electric power when rotated by the engine;
a calculator programmed to:
control the dynamo-electric machine to rotate the engine so that a rotating speed of the dynamo-electric machine for spontaneous revolution of the engine becomes a predetermined speed, and
calculate an increment in a crank angular acceleration of the engine every certain period from a base time after rotating the engine by the dynamo-electric machine, the base time being after start of fuel injection; and
a determiner programmed to determine that the engine has started by the dynamo-electric machine rotating the engine when the increment in the crank angular acceleration calculated by the calculator exceeds a standard value after the dynamo-electric machine starts to rotate the engine, and after the crank angular acceleration decreases as a rotational speed of the engine approaches a rotational speed of the dynamo-electric machine,
the determiner is programmed to further determine that the engine has started when the increments in the crank angular acceleration until an end of said certain period and until the end of a preceding certain period both exceed the standard value.

US Pat. No. 10,190,560

CAMERA BASED VEHICLE START-STOP FEATURE

MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC., ...

1. A stop-start control system for a vehicle, said stop-start control system comprising:a camera disposed at a vehicle and having a field of view exterior and forward of the vehicle;
a control comprising an image processor operable to process image data captured by said camera;
wherein, responsive to image processing by said image processor of image data captured by said camera, said control determines the presence of a stopping area ahead of the vehicle and being approached by the vehicle; and
wherein, responsive to determination of the presence of the stopping area ahead of the vehicle and being approached by the vehicle, and responsive to determination that the driver of the vehicle releases the accelerator pedal of the vehicle, and while the vehicle is moving toward the determined stopping area, said control shuts off the engine so the vehicle coasts toward the determined stopping area.

US Pat. No. 10,190,559

HYBRID VEHICLE ENGINE STARTER CONTROL SYSTEMS AND METHODS

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A system comprisingan engine;
an electric machine coupled to the engine and configured to start the engine from an inactive state; and
a controller in communication with the electric machine and programmed to execute:
a first control strategy while an output speed of the electric machine is less than a first speed threshold, including operating the electric machine using a trapezoidal current control algorithm with pulse width modulation;
a second control strategy while the output speed of the electric machine is greater than the first speed threshold and less than a second speed threshold, including operating the electric machine using a six-step voltage control strategy with a variable phase advance angle; and
a third control strategy while the output speed of the electric machine is greater than the second speed threshold, including operating the electric machine using a six-step voltage control strategy with a predetermined fixed phase advance angle.

US Pat. No. 10,190,557

FUEL INJECTOR MOUNTING DEVICE AND FUEL RAIL

DENSO International Ameri...

1. An injector mounting device comprising:a cup in a bottomed tubular shape and configured to receive an injector along an injector axis;
a bracket extended from a sidewall of the cup, wherein
the bracket includes at least one arm and a body,
the at least one arm connects the body with the cup,
the body forms a screw opening configured to receive a screw along a screw axis,
the body has a pivot end on an opposite side of the screw axis from the injector axis; wherein the body and the screw opening are asymmetric relative to the screw axis and the body is elongated on a side of the pivot end away from the injector axis, the body has an arm-side end connected with the at least one arm, the screw axis is at a distance L1 from the arm-side end, the screw axis is at a distance L2 from the pivot end, and the distance L2 is greater than the distance L1,
the bracket is in a U-shape,
the at least one arm includes two arms defining a gap therebetween,
the body is in a C-shape having two arm-side ends connected with the arms respectively,
the cup has a bottom end and the sidewall,
the sidewall has at least one key slot receiving one end of the at least one arm,
the at least one key slot is dented radially inward from a surface of the sidewall,
the at least one key slot is in a rectangular shape corresponding to a shape of one end of the at least one arm; and
a dampener is located in a gap between the arms.

US Pat. No. 10,190,556

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LUBRICATING A CRYOGENIC PUMP

Caterpillar Inc., Deerfi...

1. A cryogenic LNG fuel system comprising:a tank for storing LNG, the tank defining a chamber;
a LNG fill system including a LNG inlet passage in communication with the tank for directing a flow of LNG into the chamber;
a cryogenic pump in fluid communication with the chamber, the cryogenic pump including a pumping element at least partially immersed in the LNG, the pumping element including a plunger adapted for reciprocating movement in a barrel chamber adapted to receive LNG so as to produce a pumping action that directs the LNG from the barrel chamber out of the tank, the pumping element including a seal arranged between the plunger and an inside wall of the barrel chamber; and
a lubricant system including a lubricant reservoir for storing a supply of a lubricant, the lubricant reservoir being arranged external to the tank and the cryogenic pump, and a lubricant inlet passage in communication with the lubricant reservoir and the LNG inlet passage, the lubricant system being adapted to introduce the lubricant via the lubricant inlet passage into the flow of LNG in the LNG inlet passage such that at least a portion of the lubricant is entrained in the LNG in the LNG inlet passage and carried into the tank wherein the lubricant lubricates the pumping element and the seal.

US Pat. No. 10,190,555

ELECTROMAGNETIC VALVE

Hitachi Automotive System...

1. An electromagnetic valve, comprising:a coil;
a valve body;
a projection part;
a fixed core; and
a movable core configured to open the valve body, wherein
a surface treatment having a predetermined thickness is disposed on each facing surface of the fixed core and the movable core,
an outer peripheral flat part, an outer peripheral taper part, an R-shaped part having a curved surface, a flat part, and an inner peripheral taper part are formed, in that order, from an outer peripheral side on the movable core,
the flat part is tangentially connected to the curved surface of the R-shaped part, and
a further taper part, which:
is immediately adjacent to the inner peripheral taper part,
is inclined at a larger angle than the inner peripheral taper part,
is provided at an inner diameter side of the inner peripheral taper part.

US Pat. No. 10,190,550

CONDENSATE DISPERSION ASSEMBLY

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A condensate dispersion assembly comprising:an intake manifold operatively configured to transfer air from an intake passage to a combustion chamber;
a throttle body actuated by a throttle actuator, the throttle body being affixed to the intake manifold at an intake opening of the intake manifold;
a dispersion device affixed to the intake manifold and having an outlet disposed within the intake manifold and an inlet disposed outside of the intake manifold;
a movable valve disposed within the dispersion device; and
a charge air cooler coupled to the throttle body via the intake passage and coupled to the intake manifold via a hose and the dispersion device;
wherein the movable valve is configured to move from a first closed position to a second open position when the intake manifold pressure falls below the atmospheric pressure due to the atmospheric pressure urging the movable valve to the second open position.

US Pat. No. 10,190,548

HEAT SHIELDING STRUCTURE FOR INTAKE SYSTEM FOR ENGINE OF MOTORCYCLE

KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIK...

1. A heat shielding structure for an intake system for an engine of a motorcycle in which a cylinder is tilted frontward, the heat shielding structure comprising:a throttle unit provided above the cylinder; and
a heat shielding sheet provided between the cylinder and the throttle unit,
the heat shielding sheet protecting the throttle unit from radiation heat of the cylinder, wherein
the throttle unit includes: a throttle body having a throttle valve therein; a sensor provided to the throttle body; and an intake pipe configured to connect the throttle body and an intake port of the engine,
the heat shielding sheet includes an intake pipe insertion hole through which the intake pipe is inserted, and
the heat shielding sheet extends between the cylinder and the throttle unit, and is configured to block the radiation heat from the cylinder to the throttle unit.

US Pat. No. 10,190,545

FUEL-SAVING DEVICE

1. A fuel-saving device for treating a fuel, comprising:at least one pyroelectric element that is to be in contact with the fuel and that includes a polymer substrate and a plurality of polarized pyroelectric particles dispersed in said polymer substrate, said polarized pyroelectric particles having infrared absorption peaks at wavenumber ranging from 430 cm?1 to 980 cm?1 and from 1600 cm?1 to 2700 cm?1.

US Pat. No. 10,190,544

SUPERCHARGER WITH EXHAUST GAS RECIRCULATION

Ford Global Technologies,...

19. A supercharger system comprising:a supercharger intake section to receive intake air;
an exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) port to receive exhaust gas from an engine;
a supercharger outlet to port at least one of the intake and the exhaust gas to the engine; and
a flap delimited circumferentially by an edge, and pivotable about an axis running transversely with respect to the supercharger intake section;
wherein the flap has a first position to block flow from the supercharger intake section, and a second position to cover the EGR port and open the supercharger intake section, the flap having a flow modification element on one &de thereof to add a transverse flow component to an intake flow at least when in the second position, the flow modification element extending into the supercharger intake section and engaging the supercharger intake section when the flap is in the first position, the flow modification element outside of the supercharger intake section when the flap is in the second position.

US Pat. No. 10,190,541

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ENGINE WATER INJECTION

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A method, comprising:injecting water into distinct engine locations responsive to each of an engine dilution demand and an engine cooling demand; and
correcting a total water injection amount based on feedback from an exhaust oxygen sensor operating in a variable voltage mode.

US Pat. No. 10,190,540

FUEL SUPPLY SYSTEM, SCRAMJET ENGINE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING THE SAME

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A fuel supply system, comprising:a fuel reforming section configured to pyrolyze a hydrocarbon fuel by heat of a combustion chamber of a scramjet engine to generate a reformed fuel and cool the combustion chamber,
wherein the fuel reforming section comprises:
a preheat vaporization section including a first fuel channel which is provided along an upper surface of the combustion chamber and configured to heat the hydrocarbon fuel with heat from the combustion chamber; and
a decomposition reaction section, including a second fuel channel containing a reforming catalyst for pyrolysis, the second fuel channel being configured to pyrolyze the heated hydrocarbon fuel received from the first fuel channel of the preheat vaporization section with the reforming catalyst to generate the reformed fuel,
wherein the second fuel channel of the decomposition reaction section is in parallel to the first fuel channel of the preheat vaporization section,
wherein an upper surface of the first fuel channel of the preheat vaporization section contacts a lower surface of the second fuel channel of the decomposition reaction section,
wherein the fuel reforming section supplies the reformed fuel to the combustion chamber, and
wherein the reforming catalyst includes a zeolitic catalyst.

US Pat. No. 10,190,539

INLET FLOW RESTRICTOR

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

11. An air-breathing engine for a hypersonic vehicle, the engine comprising:a converging inlet having a fixed cowling, a throat in fluid communication with the cowling, and a conformal restrictor recess formed in the cowling; and
a flow restrictor movable between a stowed position and a fully deployed position; wherein
a consistent gap is formed around an entire circumference of a periphery of the flow restrictor between the periphery of the flow restrictor and an inner surface of the cowling such that a difference between a first cross-sectional area of the cowling and a third cross-sectional area of the flow restrictor is approximately equal to a second cross-sectional area of the throat and the inlet has an internal contraction ratio of approximately 1:1 with the flow restrictor in the fully deployed position; and
the flow restrictor is stowed within the conformal restrictor recess in the stowed position.

US Pat. No. 10,190,538

THRUST REVERSER DEVICE

1. A thrust reverser device for a turbojet engine of an aircraft comprising:a movable cowl;
translating cascades connected to the movable cowl and displaceable between a direct jet position where the translating cascades are retracted in a fan casing, and an indirect jet position where the translating cascades are brought out of the fan casing;
a mast configured to connect the turbojet engine to the aircraft; and
a front suspension configured to suspend the turbojet engine from the mast,
wherein the translating cascades have a sliding connection with the mast via at least one spacer mounted to a sidewall of the mast downstream of the front suspension,
wherein said at least one spacer comprises fixed cascades.

US Pat. No. 10,190,537

ENGINE AND BAND CLAMP

MRA Systems, Inc., Balti...

1. A turbofan engine comprising:a fan assembly;
a fan casing surrounding the fan assembly and having a first radial flange;
a thrust reverser having a second radial flange; and
a band clamp coupling the first and second radial flanges to connect the thrust reverser and the fan casing;
wherein the band clamp comprises at least one latch for tightening the band clamp relative to the first and second radial flanges to generate a compressive force and a band, the band is formed of cables which include redundant cable sets that are configured to prevent asymmetrical loading, and a body having grooves to retain the redundant cable sets; and
wherein the redundant cable sets comprise inner and outer cable sets that are both centered relative to the band body.

US Pat. No. 10,190,536

TURBINE EXHAUST CASE MIXER OF GAS TURBINE WITH VARIABLE THICKNESS

1. A mixer of a bypass turbine aeroengine for mixing exhaust gases discharged from a turbine exhaust case with a bypass air stream, the mixer defining a central axis and extending between an upstream end of the mixer and a downstream end of the mixer and comprising: a circumferentially endless upstream portion of a sheet metal including the upstream end, the sheet metal of the circumferentially endless upstream portion having a first thickness being constant along an entire length of the circumferentially endless upstream portion, a circumferentially endless downstream portion of a sheet metal including the downstream end, the sheet metal of the circumferentially endless downstream portion having a second thickness being constant along an entire length of the circumferentially endless downstream portion and being less than the first thickness, circumferential inner and outer flow surfaces extending between the upstream and downstream ends of the mixer, the circumferential inner and outer flow surfaces having a wavy configuration to form a plurality of lobes extending downstream from a location in the circumferentially endless upstream portion and terminating at the downstream end, each of the plurality of lobes defining an internal passageway along the circumferential inner flow surface for the exhaust gases flowing through the mixer and each adjacent pair of the plurality of lobes defining therebetween an external passageway along the circumferential outer flow surface for the bypass air stream flowing through the mixer, and a weld joint located within the wavy configuration and extending circumferentially between the circumferentially endless upstream and downstream portions and joining an upstream section and a downstream section of each of said plurality of lobes.

US Pat. No. 10,190,534

TWO-CYCLE ENGINE

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

1. A two-cycle engine comprising:a cylinder having a bore section of a cylindrical shape and a combustion chamber connected continuously to one side of the bore section in an axial direction;
a crankcase arranged on the other side of the cylinder in the axial direction and having a crank chamber connected continuously to the other side of the bore section; and
a piston arranged in the bore section and being reciprocally movable along the axial direction between the combustion chamber and the crank chamber,
wherein the piston has a crown portion opposed to the combustion chamber and a peripheral wall portion of a cylindrical shape provided continuously from the crown portion and extending along a bore surface of the bore section, wherein an interior space of the piston is at least partially formed by an inner side of the crown portion and the peripheral wall, the peripheral wall being provided with at least one through hole penetrating completely through the peripheral wall portion into the interior space of the piston,
wherein the cylinder is provided with at least one scavenging passage having a first opening being open in the bore surface and configured to make the bore section and the crank chamber communicate with each other, and at least one communication passage having a second opening being open in the bore surface on the other side with respect to the first opening and configured to make the bore section and the scavenging passage communicate with each other,
wherein the second opening is located at a position corresponding to the through hole of the piston in a circumferential direction of the bore section,
wherein the cylinder and the piston are configured so that the through hole overlaps the second opening to communicate with the communication passage at least in a partial interval of a scavenging stroke in which the first opening becomes open in the bore surface on the one side of the piston with reciprocal motion of the piston, the scavenging passage additionally in communication with the interior space of the piston via the through hole and the communication passage, when the through hole overlaps the second opening via the through hole and the communication passage, when the through hole overlaps, and
wherein the scavenging passage includes a pair of suction-side scavenging passages arranged away from each other in the circumferential direction of the bore section, and a pair of exhaust-side scavenging passages arranged away from each other in the circumferential direction of the bore section and arranged on an exhaust port side with respect to a suction-side scavenging passages.

US Pat. No. 10,190,531

WATER JACKET FOR A CYLINDER HEAD

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A water jacket for a cylinder head, the water jacket comprising: a coolant inlet provided near exhaust port holes of a cylinder head to concentrate a flow of a coolant to the coolant inlet; a coolant passage configured to allow the coolant flowing in through the coolant inlet to flow around the exhaust port holes; a first partition wall provided between exhaust port holes of a cylinder and neighboring exhaust port holes of a neighboring cylinder; a second partition wall provided between intake port holes of the cylinder and neighboring intake port holes of the neighboring cylinder; and a passageway communicating with the coolant passage, the passageway provided between an end portion of the first partition wall and an end portion of the second partition wall such that the coolant flows through the passageway, wherein the first and second partition walls begin along a border of the cylinder head and extend towards each other and towards a middle of the water jacket in which the passageway is only a space in between the two partition walls and is in the middle of the cylinder head; and wherein the end portion of the first partition wall is formed in a shape being bent toward a coolant outlet of the coolant passage.

US Pat. No. 10,190,529

MARINE ENGINES HAVING CYLINDER BLOCK COOLING JACKET WITH SPACER

Brunswick Corporation, M...

1. A marine engine comprising:a cylinder block having a plurality of cylinders;
a cooling jacket formed in the cylinder block and defining a cooling jacket passage configured to convey cooling fluid alongside the plurality of cylinders, the cooling jacket having a top end and a bottom end;
a ledge formed in the cylinder block, the ledge radially extending the cooling jacket passage at a location closer to the bottom end than the top end; and
a spacer disposed in the cooling jacket passage and supported by the ledge so that the spacer remains spaced apart from the bottom end, thereby maintaining a lower cooling passage between the spacer and the bottom end;
wherein the spacer comprises an elongated body and a plurality of legs that extend upwardly from the elongated body and maintain the elongated body in a seated position with respect to the ledge; and
wherein the body comprises a series of cylindrical sections that are inwardly curved so as to follow an outer curvature of the plurality of cylinders, and wherein the plurality of legs are interdigitated amongst the series of cylindrical sections and extend only towards the top end of the cooling jacket from a juncture between adjacent cylindrical sections in the series of cylindrical sections.

US Pat. No. 10,190,527

CONTROL SYSTEM OF COMPRESSION IGNITION TYPE INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

1. A control system of a compression ignition type internal combustion engine comprising a fuel injector arranged in a combustion chamber and an electronic control unit controlling a fuel injection action from the fuel injector, a main injection fuel injected from the fuel injector being ignited by a premixed charge compression ignition, whereinsaid electronic control unit is configured to start an injection of the main injection fuel from the fuel injector within a range of crank angle from 10 degree before the compression top dead center to 10 degree after the compression top dead center and make a smaller amount of auxiliary injection fuel than the main injection fuel be injected from the fuel injector before the main injection fuel to ignite the auxiliary injection fuel by the premixed charge compression ignition,
said electronic control unit is further configured to control an injection timing of the auxiliary injection fuel to an injection timing whereby the premixed charge compression ignition of the main injection fuel is caused by a heat generated by the premixed charge compression ignition of the auxiliary injection fuel after a start of injection of the main injection fuel,
wherein a target compression ignition timing of the auxiliary injection fuel for causing the premixed charge compression ignition of the main injection fuel at a predetermined timing is set in advance between a time of the completion of injection of the main injection fuel and the compression top dead center or between a time of the start of injection of the main injection fuel and a time of the completion of injection of the main injection fuel, and
said electronic control unit is configured to determine the injection timing of the auxiliary injection fuel so that a time period from when the auxiliary injection fuel is injected to when a crank angle reaches said target compression ignition timing becomes constant.

US Pat. No. 10,190,526

ALTERNATING CURRENT DRIVE FOR ACTUATORS

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. Method for providing consistent actuator events for each of a plurality of consecutive actuator events of an electromagnetic actuator, comprising:applying a first bi-directional current waveform for a first actuator event, the first bi-directional current waveform applying current in a first direction when the actuator is commanded to an actuated position and applying current in a reversed second direction when the actuator is commanded to a rest position comprising applying current in the reversed second direction until a respective peak current effective to cancel out effects of induced eddy currents is achieved whereafter the current in the reversed second direction is reduced and maintained to a respective value effective to counter residual magnetic flux; and
applying a second bi-directional current waveform for an immediately subsequent second actuator event to the first actuator event, the second bi-directional current waveform applying current in the reversed second direction when the actuator is commanded to an actuated position and applying current in the first direction when the actuator is commanded to a rest position comprising applying current in the first direction until a respective peak current effective to cancel out effects of induced eddy currents is achieved whereafter the current in the first direction is reduced and maintained to a respective value effective to counter residual magnetic flux.

US Pat. No. 10,190,525

METHOD OF CALCULATING AN ANGULAR POSITION OF A CRANKSHAFT DURING A FUEL INJECTION EVENT

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A method of controlling an internal combustion engine, the method comprising:calculating an angular position of a crankshaft of the internal combustion engine at the occurrence of a previous fuel injection event, with an engine controller, from the equation

wherein ?inj is the angular position of the crankshaft at the occurrence of the previous fuel injection event, L2=?02?P(?)·(3?2?4??)d?, L1=?02?P(?)·(2??2?)d?, P(?) is a fuel pressure data stream within a fuel rail of the internal combustion engine relative to the angular position of the crankshaft during the previous fuel injection event, and ? is the angular position of the crankshaft; and
adjusting a fuel injection timing of a future fuel injection event, with the engine controller, based on the calculated angular position of the crankshaft at the occurrence of the previous fuel injection event, so that the future fuel injection event occurs at a desired angular position of the crankshaft.

US Pat. No. 10,190,523

METHODS AND SYSTEM FOR REDUCING PARTICULATE MATTER PRODUCED BY AN ENGINE

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. An engine fueling method, comprising:increasing a fraction of port injected fuel injected to a cylinder of an engine at an engine speed and load, and decreasing a fraction of fuel directly injected to the cylinder at the engine speed and load in response to an increase in particulate matter stored in a particulate filter; and
adjusting a port fuel injection abort angle in response to the increase in particulate matter stored in the particulate filter, the abort angle a crankshaft angle where an end of a port fuel injection window occurs, the fuel port injection window having a different crankshaft angle duration than that of a port injected fuel pulse width supplying fuel to the cylinder.

US Pat. No. 10,190,522

HYBRID PARTIAL AND FULL STEP QUADRATIC SOLVER FOR MODEL PREDICTIVE CONTROL OF DIESEL ENGINE AIR PATH FLOW AND METHODS OF USE

The Regents Of The Univer...

1. A method for controlling an internal combustion engine having, within an air path of the engine, a variable geometry turbine (VGT), an exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve, and an EGR throttle, the method comprising:formulating a constrained optimization problem for a model predictive control (MPC) controller controlling the air path based on a linear model, one or more constraints, and associated pre-computed dual space and primal space matrix arrays, the linear model comprising a convex, quadratic, time-varying cost function in dual and primal space, and each array associated with a unique active set list comprising a first combination of the one or more constraints;
solving the constrained optimization problem to determine a solution;
updating the constrained optimization problem with an updated active set list;
repeating the solving and formulating steps until all possible active set lists of the one or more constraints are satisfied to generate a requested optimized VGT lift and a requested optimized EGR valve flow rate, each of which meets the one or more constraints, to control the air path, wherein:
the requested optimized VGT lift responsive to an engine intake manifold pressure is generated by controlling the VGT, and
the requested optimized EGR valve flow rate responsive to an EGR rate is generated by controlling the EGR valve and the EGR throttle; and
implementing the solution with respect to the air path.

US Pat. No. 10,190,521

DETERMINATION OF NITROGEN OXIDE CONCENTRATION IN ENGINE EXHAUST GAS

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A method of operating an internal combustion engine having a turbocharger configured to pressurize an intake airflow and an exhaust after-treatment (AT) system including an AT device configured to reduce a concentration of nitrogen oxides (NOX) in an exhaust gas generated by the engine, comprising:operating the engine with a variable high-pressure exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) and low-pressure EGR split in the intake airflow;
determining the concentration of NOX in the exhaust gas;
determining a current high-pressure EGR to low-pressure EGR split in the intake airflow;
determining an EGR corrective factor using the determined current high-pressure EGR to low-pressure EGR split;
applying the determined EGR corrective factor to the determined concentration of NOX in the exhaust gas to generate a corrected concentration of NOX; and
regulating operation of the AT system to treat the exhaust gas via the AT device in response to the generated corrected concentration of NOX.

US Pat. No. 10,190,519

CONTROL DEVICE FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A control device for an internal combustion engine that includes a turbocharger, and an actuator that is configured to change a turbocharging pressure by regulating exhaust energy for use in drive of the turbocharger, and can select a stoichiometric operation by a theoretical air-fuel ratio, and a lean burn operation by a lean air-fuel ratio that is larger than the theoretical air-fuel ratio, comprising:at least one processor; and
at least one memory including at least one computer program, the at least one memory and the at least one computer program configured, with the at least one processor, to cause the control device at least to operate as:
switching means for switching an operation mode of the internal combustion engine from the lean burn operation to the stoichiometric operation when a target torque increases during execution of the lean burn operation;
determination means for determining whether the increased target torque is within a range of a torque that is realizable under the lean air-fuel ratio, when operation mode switching is performed by the switching means in a turbocharging state in which the turbocharging pressure is higher than an atmospheric pressure; and
operation means for operating the actuator to keep the turbocharging pressure at a magnitude that is equal to or larger than a magnitude at a time point at which the operation mode is switched by the switching means, until the operation mode is switched to the lean burn operation again after the operation mode switching is performed, when the determination means determines that the increased target torque is within the range.

US Pat. No. 10,190,518

VEHICLE CONTROL APPARATUS FOR DIAGNOSING THE CURRENT STATE OF THE BATTERY AND FOR CONTROLLING THE START-STOP FUNCTION ACCORDINGLY

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A vehicle control apparatus, comprising:a current sensor that detects a current value of a battery; and
a processing device that suppresses initiation of idling stop control in a vehicle non-stop state with a vehicle speed higher than 0, in the case where an abnormal state of the battery is detected based on an output signal of the current sensor in the vehicle non-stop state, wherein
the processing device initiates the idling stop control in the case where predetermined initiation conditions, including the vehicle speed being at or lower than a predetermined vehicle speed, are satisfied, and the processing device sets the predetermined vehicle speed as a first value in the case where the abnormal state of the battery is not detected, and sets the predetermined vehicle speed as a second value smaller than the first value in the case where the abnormal state of the battery is detected, and
the processing device, during stop of the engine by the idling stop control, restarts the engine in the case where predetermined termination conditions are satisfied, and the processing device sets the predetermined vehicle speed, which has been set as the second value when the abnormal state of the battery is detected, as the first value following the restart of the engine.

US Pat. No. 10,190,517

EXHAUST GAS PURIFYING APPARATUS FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

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

1. An exhaust gas purifying apparatus for an internal combustion engine, in which a NOx absorbing catalyst and a NOx concentration sensor for detecting a NOx concentration in exhaust gases of said engine, are provided in an exhaust passage of said engine, wherein said NOx absorbing catalyst absorbs NOx in the exhaust gases when the exhaust gases are in an oxidizing state while said NOx absorbing catalyst reduces the absorbed NOx when the exhaust gases are in a reducing state, and said NOx concentration sensor is disposed downstream of said NOx absorbing catalyst,said exhaust gas purifying apparatus comprising enriching means for performing a rich spike in which an air-fuel ratio of an air-fuel mixture supplied to said engine is temporarily enriched to make the exhaust gases be in the reducing state, said enriching means determining an execution timing of the rich spike based on a detected output from said NOx concentration sensor,
wherein said enriching means includes change tendency determining means for determining a change tendency of the detected output;
determines that it is unnecessary to perform the rich spike during a reducing state period from the time the rich spike ends to the time a preset time period has elapsed;
begins the determination by said change tendency determining means at an end timing of a period of the reducing state; and
determines that it is unnecessary to perform the rich spike when the change tendency is determined to be an output decreasing state where the detected output is decreasing,
wherein said enriching means determines the execution timing of the rich spike using the detected output when the change tendency is determined to be an output staying/increasing state where the detected output is staying at a constant value or increasing after the end timing of the reducing state period.

US Pat. No. 10,190,516

METHOD OF FEEDFORWARD TURBOCHARGER CONTROL FOR BOOSTED ENGINES WITH MULTI-ROUTE EGR

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. Method to control an exhaust gas recirculation system having a high pressure exhaust gas recirculation loop and a low pressure exhaust gas recirculation loop, an air throttle system, and an air charging system in an internal combustion engine, the method comprising:monitoring desired operating target commands for each of the high pressure exhaust gas recirculation loop, the low pressure exhaust gas recirculation loop, the air throttle system, and the air charging system;
monitoring operating parameters of the air charging system;
determining a feedback control signal for each of the high pressure exhaust gas recirculation loop, the low pressure exhaust gas recirculation loop, the air throttle system and the air charging system based upon the corresponding desired operating target commands and the operating parameters of the air charging system;
determining a high pressure exhaust gas recirculation flow in the high pressure exhaust gas recirculation loop, low pressure exhaust gas recirculation flow in the low pressure exhaust gas recirculation loop, an air flow in the air throttle system and a turbine power transfer ratio in the air charging system based upon the corresponding feedback control signals for each of the high pressure exhaust gas recirculation loop, the low pressure exhaust gas recirculation loop the air throttle system and the air charging system;
determining a system control command for each of the high pressure exhaust gas recirculation loop, the low pressure exhaust gas recirculation loop, the air throttle system, and the air charging system based on said high pressure exhaust gas recirculation flow, said low pressure exhaust gas recirculation flow, said air flow and said turbine power transfer ratio; and
controlling the air charging system based on said system control commands.

US Pat. No. 10,190,515

FUEL VAPOR FLOW ESTIMATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A control system of a vehicle, comprising:a fuel vapor canister that traps fuel vapor from a fuel tank of the vehicle;
a purge valve that, when open, allows fuel vapor flow into an intake system of an engine at a first location and that, when closed, prevents fuel vapor flow to the intake system of the engine;
a boost device of the intake system is configured to receive air from an air filter and pump air into the engine of the vehicle,
wherein the first location is between the air filter and the boost device;
an electrical pump configured to receive fuel vapor from the fuel vapor canister and to pump fuel vapor to the purge valve; and
a purge control module configured to control opening of the purge valve and to determine a fuel vapor flow into cylinders of the engine based on: (i) a first pressure at the first location, (ii) a second pressure at a second location between the purge valve and the electrical pump, and (iii) at least one delay period between opening of the purge valve and fuel vapor reaching cylinders of the engine.

US Pat. No. 10,190,493

EVALUATION OF THE DELIVERY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF ENGINE PERFORMANCE CHEMICALS AND PRODUCTS

Illinois Tool Works Inc.,...

1. A system for evaluating the delivery and effectiveness of engine performance products in removing carbon deposits from a test specimen with pre-defined carbon content, the system comprising:a test stand adapted for use with said test specimen, said test specimen in the form of a flat metallic surface that simulates an intake valve;
a motor driven shaft attached to said flat metallic surface, said shaft rotated by a motor within an airstream, the airstream introduced into a duct of a housing containing said flat metallic surface;
a heating source to heat said flat metallic surface;
a vacuum source that draws the airstream through said duct configured to simulate an engine intake manifold past said rotating flat metallic surface and out through an exhaust;
a set of electrical controls to control a set of system parameters of said test stand, where said set of system parameters simulate intake valve and combustion chamber conditions of an engine combusting gasoline; and
a graphical user interface and a set of computerized controls to configure and monitor the set of system parameters.

US Pat. No. 10,190,455

VENTURI DEVICES RESISTANT TO ICE FORMATION FOR PRODUCING VACUUM FROM CRANKCASE GASES

Dayco IP Holdings, LLC, ...

1. A device for producing vacuum using the Venturi effect comprising:a housing defining a Venturi gap, a motive passageway converging toward the Venturi gap and in fluid communication therewith, a discharge passageway diverging away from the Venturi gap and in fluid communication therewith, a suction passageway in fluid communication with the Venturi gap, and a suction chamber housing the Venturi gap and into which a spout defining a discharge entrance or defining a motive exit protrudes a distance;
wherein the spout is disposed spaced apart from all sidewalls of the suction chamber for suction flow around the entirety of an exterior surface of the spout, wherein the exterior surface of the spout is generally frustoconical and converges inward within the suction chamber;
wherein the suction passageway has an interior surface with a surface topography that renders the interior surface hydrophobic and has an oleophobic coating applied to the interior surface while maintaining the surface topography.

US Pat. No. 10,190,451

COMPRESSION-RELEASE ENGINE BRAKE SYSTEM FOR LOST MOTION ROCKER ARM ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF OPERATION THEREOF

Pacbrake Company, Blaine...

1. A compression-release brake system for effectuating a compression-release engine braking operation in connection with an internal combustion engine comprising an engine cylinder that is associated with a four-stroke piston cycle comprising a compression stroke and an expansion stroke and is provided with at least one intake valve, at least one exhaust valve, and at least one exhaust valve return spring exerting a closing force on the exhaust valve to urge the exhaust valve into a seated state, the compression-release brake system comprising:a lost motion exhaust rocker assembly comprising a rocker arm;
an actuation piston comprising an actuation piston body slidably received by a first pocket of the rocker arm, the first pocket defining a piston cavity in the rocker arm, movable between a piston retracted position and a piston extended position, the actuation piston configured to be operatively associated with an exhaust valve to permit unseating of the exhaust valve from the seated state, the first pocket having an actuation piston port configured to supply pressurized fluid to move the actuation piston between the retracted position and the extended position; and
a reset device, received by a substantially cylindrical second pocket reset bore of the rocker arm, the reset device operatively associated with the first pocket through at least one connecting conduit, and comprising a reset check valve configured to move between a closed position and an open position to provide regulation of a fluid flow to and from the piston cavity, the reset device further comprising a reset pressure control spring for applying a biasing force to the reset check valve to urge the reset check valve toward the open position.

US Pat. No. 10,190,446

VALVE TRAIN ASSEMBLY

EATON INTELLIGENT POWER L...

1. A valve train assembly, the valve train assembly comprising:a valve bridge assembly, the valve bridge assembly comprising:
a valve bridge;
a first cavity formed towards a first end portion of the valve bridge; and
a hydraulic lash adjuster (HLA) disposed within the first cavity, the HLA being configured to engage a first valve stem;
the valve train assembly further comprising:
a pivotally mounted first rocker arm configured to engage the valve bridge and to pivot in response to a rotating first cam to cause a first valve lift event in an engine cycle, wherein the first rocker arm comprises:
a rocker arm cavity formed within an end portion thereof; and
a control capsule disposed within the rocker arm cavity, wherein the control capsule is configurable in an ON configuration and an OFF configuration, wherein, in the ON configuration, the pivoting of the first rocker arm is configured to cause the first valve lift event and, in the OFF configuration, the control capsule is configured to prevent the pivoting of the first rocker arm from causing the first valve lift event.

US Pat. No. 10,190,440

EMERGENCY SHUT-DOWN DETECTION SYSTEM FOR A GAS TURBINE

Rolls-Royce North America...

1. A gas turbine engine comprising:a fan;
an IP compressor arranged aft of the fan:
an HP compressor arranged aft of the IP compressor;
a combustor arranged aft of the HP compressor;
an HP turbine arranged aft of the combustor and coupled to said HP compressor by an HP spool;
a bearing assembly comprising a bearing mounted on the HP Spool, the bearing assembly supporting an inner housing, an outer housing and a spring bar assembly arranged between the inner housing and the outer housing, the spring bar assembly having a plurality of circumferentially disposed spring bars configured to flex, the outer housing having a protrusion;
at least one electrical speed sensor arranged fore of said HP compressor and near the protrusion, the at least one electrical speed sensor operable to provide a compressor speed signal, said at least one speed sensor including an electrical continuity circuit operable to generate a continuity signal for the electrical speed sensor;
a controller having a number of inputs for receiving at least one measured engine parameter and a number of outputs for transmitting control signals for controlling engine operation variables, said controller including an input for receiving the speed signal and the continuity signal;
wherein when the HP spool fractures, the HP compressor generates a forward axial force to fracture the spring bars causing the protrusion to sever the at least one speed probe resulting in a simultaneous termination of the compressor speed signal and continuity signal.

US Pat. No. 10,190,433

SHAFT SEALING MECHANISM

MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER ...

1. A shaft sealing mechanism that, by being disposed in an annular space formed between a fixed part and a rotating shaft, partitions the annular space into a high-pressure-side region and a low-pressure-side region to prevent fluid from flowing from the high-pressure-side region toward the low-pressure-side region in the annular space in a direction of the rotating shaft, characterized in that the shaft sealing mechanism comprises:an annular seal housing disposed at an inner circumferential portion of the fixed part;
a plurality of thin-plate seal pieces stacked and disposed annularly in a circumferential direction of the rotating shaft, each of which has an outer-circumferential-side proximal end fixed to the seal housing, an inner-circumferential-side distal end being a free end and forming an acute angle with an outer circumferential surface of the rotating shaft, and a width dimension in the direction of the rotating shaft;
an annular high-pressure-side plate disposed between high-pressure-side side edges of the thin-plate seal pieces facing the high-pressure-side region and the seal housing so as to form a gap between the high-pressure-side plate and the seal housing in the direction of the rotating shaft, an inner-circumferential-side distal end of the high-pressure-side plate being positioned outward of the inner-circumferential-side distal ends of the thin-plate seal pieces in the radial direction of the rotating shaft; and
an annular low-pressure-side plate held between the seal housing and low-pressure-side side edges of the thin-plate seal pieces facing the low-pressure-side region so as to form a gap between the low-pressure-side side edges and the seal housing in the direction of the rotating shaft, an inner-circumferential-side distal end of the low-pressure-side plate being positioned outward of the inner-circumferential-side distal end of the high-pressure-side plate in the radial direction of the rotating shaft, wherein
each of the thin-plate seal pieces has a thick part circumferential-side distal end of the low-pressure-side plate in the radial direction of the rotating shaft and also outward of the inner-circumferential-side distal end of the high-pressure-side plate in the radial direction of the rotating shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,190,403

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PREDICTING AND VISUALIZING DRILLING EVENTS

LANDMARK GRAPHICS CORPORA...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a computer system, data indicative of a location of a first wellbore being drilled through a formation;
identifying, by the computer system, one or more offset wells within a scanned area of the formation in proximity to the location of the first wellbore as it is being drilled through the formation, based on the received data;
reading, by the computer system, data regarding a plurality of drilling events that had previously occurred with respect to the one or more offset wells identified within the scanned area as the first wellbore is being drilled, the read data including a distance of each identified offset well from the location of the first wellbore and a depth at which each drilling event occurred with respect to that offset well;
generating, by the computer system, a value indicative of a probability of occurrence of at least one drilling event in the plurality of drilling events for a planned path of the first wellbore to be drilled through the formation, based on the data regarding the plurality of drilling events;
adjusting the planned path of the first wellbore so as to reduce the probability of occurrence of the at least one drilling event, based on the generated value; and
drilling the first wellbore along the adjusted path through the formation.

US Pat. No. 10,190,400

SOLVENT INJECTION RECOVERY PROCESS

STATOIL ASA, Stavanger (...

1. A process for the recovery of hydrocarbons from a hydrocarbon bearing formation in which are situated an upper injection well and a lower production well, the method comprising the steps:preheating the region between the wells by circulating hot solvent through at least part of both of the wells until hydraulic communication between both wells is achieved;
injecting solvent into the upper injection well at or above its critical temperature, wherein the solvent is pentane or a mixture of butane and pentane, thereby:
i) creating a hot solvent chamber consisting of solvent vapour and liquid,
ii) mixing of the bitumen and the solvent at the boundary of the solvent chamber so formed, and
iii) causing a mixture of the hydrocarbon and solvent to drain downwards by gravity and sideways by pressure gradient towards the lower production well; and
producing the mixture to the surface through the lower production well.

US Pat. No. 10,190,393

DRILL STRING MOUNTABLE WELLBORE CLEANUP APPARATUS AND METHOD

Odfjell Well Services Nor...

9. A method of cleaning a well comprising the steps of:a) providing drill pipe joint having first and second connector end portions and a shaped portion in between the connector end portions;
b) mounting a support sleeve to the drill pipe joint in between the connector end portions;
c) attaching centralizers to the opposing ends of the support sleeve, each centralizer overlapping a portion of the support sleeve;
d) carrying one or more debris cleaning tools on the sleeve in between the centralizers, each tool enabling debris removal from a wellbore;
e) locking one or more clamps to the drill pipe joint, wherein the one or more locking clamps restricts the support sleeve from moving longitudinally along the drill pipe joint;
f) adding the drill pipe joint to a drill string; and
g) cleaning the wellbore with the drill pipe joint of steps “a” through “e”.

US Pat. No. 10,190,392

LANDFILL GAS WELLHEAD MONITORING AND CONTROL SYSTEM

OptiRTC, Inc., Boston, M...

10. A method of managing landfill gases in a landfill, the method comprising:(a) receiving a first set of wellhead parameter values associated with a first wellhead;
(b) receiving a second set of wellhead parameter values associated with a second wellhead, the first and second wellheads being separate and distinct wellheads within the landfill;
(c) receiving external parameter values;
(d) receiving information regarding positions of first and second control valves of the first and second wellheads, respectively, wherein the positions of the first and second control valves have been set as a function of the external parameter values and a comparison of at least one of the first and second sets of wellhead parameter values to a respective wellhead threshold value; and
(e) determining whether the position of one of the first and second control valves should be changed to a new position as a function of the position of the other of the first and second control valves and, if so, sending a control signal comprising the new position to the respective control valve, and selectively modifying the position of the one of the first and second control valves based on the control signal,
wherein the external parameter values comprise data from at least one external resource predictive of weather conditions at the landfill.

US Pat. No. 10,190,391

VALVE, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMPLETION, STIMULATION AND SUBSEQUENT RE-STIMULATION OF WELLS FOR HYDROCARBON PRODUCTION

TRICAN COMPLETION SOLUTIO...

1. A valve for inclusion or insertion in a tubular, the valve comprising:a substantially cylindrical outer valve housing having radially extending side ports;
an inner sliding sleeve mounted axially movable inside the valve housing; and
a seat arranged for receiving a drop ball, dart or falling device for operating the valve,
wherein the seat is built in such a way that it can partially or completely be removed or drilled out from the valve by a drilling tool providing for restrictionless passage through the valve,
wherein the inner sliding sleeve further comprises a first or upper profile arranged at a first or upper end of the inner sliding sleeve and a second or lower profile arranged at a second or lower end of the inner sliding sleeve,
wherein the first or upper profile of the inner sliding sleeve and the second or lower profile of the inner sliding sleeve are configured to be engaged with an activating or shifting tool inserted and run in the tubular after the seat has been partially or completely removed or drilled out from the valve in order to operate the valve from an open to a closed position and/or vice versa,
wherein an inner wall of the valve housing comprises a first shoulder configured to retain the valve in an open position,
wherein the inner wall of the valve housing comprises a second shoulder configured to retain the valve in a closed position,
wherein the first or upper profile of the inner sliding sleeve is configured to be pulled or pushed by the activating or shifting tool in order to operate the valve from an open to a closed position, after the seat has been partially or completely removed or drilled out from the valve, and
wherein the second or lower profile of the inner sliding sleeve is configured to be pulled or pushed by the activating or shifting tool in order to operate the valve from a closed to an open position, after the seat has been partially or completely removed or drilled out from the valve.

US Pat. No. 10,190,376

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A DOWNHOLE DEVICE

NXG Technologies Limited,...

26. A method of controlling a downhole device in an oil, gas or water well, the method comprising providing an apparatus comprising a body having a control slot and a pin on separate relatively movable components so that the slot engages the pin and the pin and slot are configured to be movable relative to one another, and moving the pin relative to the slot to switch the downhole device between active and inactive states,wherein the method comprises moving the pin in at least one loop of the slot wherein the at least one loop had a blind ended axial portion and defines different idling configurations of the pin and slot in which the device is inactive, and moving the pin in at least one elongated axial track of the slot,
wherein the at least one elongated axial track of the slot is arranged in the axial direction of the body and has a length in the axial direction longer than the blind ended axial portion,
wherein the at least one elongated axial track defines different configurations of the pin and slot which correspond to active and inactive configurations of the downhole device,
wherein the method comprises moving the pin from one of the at least one elongated axial track to one of the at least one loop via a deviate branch track,
wherein the slot has no separate, dedicate return path for returning the pin from the deviate branch track to the elongated axial track, and
wherein the method includes cycling the pin between the different configurations within the at least one loop without switching the pin from the at least one loop to one of the at least one elongated axial track.

US Pat. No. 10,190,373

BOTTOM-HOLE FEEDING MECHANISM

SCIENTIFIC AND PRODUCTION...

1. A bottom-hole feeding mechanism comprising:a cylinder (1),
a screw spindle (2) coupled to the cylinder (1) by a non-stopping splined screw pair (3) and movable within the cylinder (1) during a drilling process;
a first piston (6) received within the cylinder (1) and coupled with the screw spindle (2) and a hollow rod (8);
an axial spindle (4) arranged along the cylinder (1) axis, coupled to the cylinder (1) by an axial splined pair (5) and movable within the cylinder (1) during a drilling process; and
a second piston (7) rigidly coupled with the axial spindle (4) and engaging the inner surface of the cylinder (1) and the outer surface of the hollow rod (8), wherein
the hollow rod (8), the first piston (6), the second piston (7) and the cylinder (1) form a closed chamber (9) comprising a throttle (10), a check valve (12) and hydraulic channels (11) on a body (21) of the check valve (12).

US Pat. No. 10,190,368

UNDERREAMER FOR INCREASING A WELLBORE DIAMETER

SMITH INTERNATIONAL, INC....

8. A downhole tool, comprising:a body defining an axial bore;
a control unit within the axial bore and the body, the control unit including:
a sensor adapted to receive a wireless signal;
a control electronic system coupled to the sensor and adapted to process the signal;
an electromagnetic activation system coupled to the control electronic system and adapted to move in response to the control electronic system processing the signal; and
a valve within the axial bore and coupled to the electromagnetic activation system, the valve having a first configuration obstructing fluid flow through the valve and a second configuration allowing fluid flow through the valve; and
a flow tube coupled to the valve and adapted to have fluid flow therethrough when the valve is in the second configuration, the fluid flowing along a radially inward path from the axial bore, through the valve, and into the flow tube.

US Pat. No. 10,190,365

HEADER ASSEMBLY AND METHOD FOR INSTALLING RETRACTABLE SCREENS

MDM Enterprises, Inc., E...

1. A method for installing a built-in retractable screen unit in a structure being built by a builder, wherein the structure being built by the builder includes a building frame and interior and exterior wall surfaces installed over the building frame, wherein the screen unit comprises a retractable screen panel deployable from a roll inside a housing, the housing having first and second ends, the screen panel having first and second side edges and a leading bottom edge, the screen unit including first and second side tracks to receive the first and second side edges of the screen panel when the screen unit is installed in the structure, the method comprising:after the builder has constructed the building frame and before the builder installs the interior and exterior wall surfaces over the building frame, installing a header assembly, the header assembly comprising first and second end boxes, each of the end boxes having a bottom with track receiving opening;
installing a first header having first and second ends, each of the first and second ends sized to be received inside the first or second end box;
installing the side tracks of the screen unit so that one end of each of the side tracks opens into the track receiving openings in the bottoms of the end boxes and so that the side tracks will be positioned between the interior and exterior wall surfaces when the interior and exterior wall surfaces are installed by the builder;
wherein the installed header assembly and side tracks form a screen cavity sized to receive the retractable screen unit;
after the builder has completed the interior and exterior wall surfaces over the frame around the screen cavity, installing the screen unit inside the header assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,190,364

HORIZONTAL BLIND AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING HORIZONTAL BLIND

TACHIKAWA CORPORATION, T...

1. A horizontal blind comprising:a head box;
a plurality of ladder cords suspended from the head box, each of the ladder cords having first and second warp threads and a weft provided between the two warp threads at each of a plurality of rungs of the ladder cords;
a plurality of slats each supported by the weft at each respective rung of the ladder cords; and
a plurality of lifting and lowering cords suspended from the head box, wherein each of the plurality of slats is configured to be turned by operating a ladder cord of the plurality of ladder cords and capable of being lifted or lowered by lifting or lowering the plurality of lifting and lowering cords,
wherein the weft at each rung of the ladder cords is formed of first and second weft threads, only one intersecting portion is formed by the first and second weft threads, wherein the slat is inserted into a space which is formed between the first and second weft threads, at a location between the intersecting portion and the first warp thread, and at least one of the lifting and lowering cords is inserted into a space which is formed between the first and second weft threads at a location between the intersecting portion and the second warp thread,
wherein the first weft thread is located above the second weft thread on the first warp thread, and the second weft thread is located above the first weft thread on the second warp thread.

US Pat. No. 10,190,363

MULTILAYER FILM WITH ELECTRICALLY SWITCHABLE OPTICAL PROPERTIES

Cardinal IG Company, Ede...

1. A multilayer film with electrically switchable optical properties, comprising, arranged sheet-wise in order, at least:a first carrier film,
a first electrically conductive layer,
an active layer comprising liquid crystals,
a second electrically conductive layer, and
a second carrier film,whereinan edge region of the first carrier film is joined to an edge region of the second carrier film to form an insulated edge region,
the multilayer film includes a first circumferential separating line forming a first non-electrically conductive region bounded on one side by the first electrically conductive layer and on an opposite side by the insulated edge region,
the multilayer film includes a second circumferential separating line forming a second non-electrically conductive region bounded on one side by the second electrically conductive layer and on an opposite side by the insulated edge region, and
the first circumferential separating line is separated from the second circumferential separating line by the active layer.

US Pat. No. 10,190,359

DOUBLE GLAZING HAVING IMPROVED SEALING

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. An insulating glazing unit, comprising:a first pane and a second pane,
a spacer between the first pane and the second pane, the spacer comprising a glazing interior surface, an external surface, and two pane contact surfaces,
a glazing interior bordered by inner faces of the first pane and of the second pane and a glazing interior surface of the spacer,
an external interpane space adjacent the first pane, the second pane, and the external surface,
a primary sealant fixed between one pane contact surface and the first pane as well as between the other pane contact surface and the second pane,
a secondary sealant in the external interpane space, fixed between the first pane and the second pane adjacent the external surface, and
a tertiary sealant in the external interpane space, fixed between the first pane and the second pane adjacent the secondary sealant,
wherein the penetration index of the primary sealant is between 45 and 100 and the penetration index of the secondary sealant is between 20 and 40, with the penetration index being referred to ISO 2137-DIN 5180 and measured at a temperature of 60° C.

US Pat. No. 10,190,354

ACTUATOR DEVICE FOR AUTOMATICALLY ACTIVATING THE VEHICLE DOOR OF A MOTOR VEHICLE

U-SHIN DEUTSCHLAND ZUGANG...

1. An actuator device for automatically activating a vehicle door of a motor vehicle, comprising:an electromotive drive and an arm attached to either the vehicle door or a vehicle bodywork and wherein the arm is configured to be set in motion by the electromotive drive to open or close the vehicle door,
wherein the arm extends radially with respect to a rotation axis of the electromotive drive, said electromotive drive comprising an electrical motor and a gearbox driven by the motor,
wherein the gearbox comprises a wobble mechanism,
wherein the gearbox is coupled directly to an overload shaft,
wherein the overload shaft is rotationally attached to an output shaft via a friction ring inserted between the output shaft and the overload shaft, the output shaft being coupled directly to the arm, and
wherein when torque values of the actuator device, which are exerted on either the overload shaft or the output shaft, are beyond a predetermined value, the friction ring slides in rotation with one of the overload shaft and the output shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,190,353

AUTOMATIC DOOR INSTALLATION

Ensota (Guangzhou) Techno...

17. An automatic door installation configured to determine the presence of an obstacle in one or more detection zones remote from a door opening, said automatic door installation comprising:at least a first door slidable in a door opening along a horizontal axis between an open position to a closed position;
at least one transmitter for transmitting electromagnetic energy along a transmitter axis such that an intensity of the electromagnetic energy is greatest along the transmitter axis and reduces at angles away from the transmitter axis;
at least one receiver for receiving electromagnetic energy along a receiver axis such that a sensitivity of the receiver to electromagnetic energy is greatest along the receiver axis and reduces at angles away from the receiver axis;
wherein the transmitter axis and the receiver axis are angularly disposed to each other;
wherein the transmitter and the receiver are not positioned at the same height;
wherein at least one of the transmitter and receiver is coupled to the first door such that the transmitter and the receiver move away from each other when the first door is being opened; and
wherein during closing of the first door the transmitter axis and the receiver axis overlap to define a detection zone that includes area not directly between the transmitter and the receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,190,341

DOOR OUTSIDE HANDLE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A door outside handle apparatus comprising:a first base to which a handle lever connected with a first side of a handle grip is coupled;
a second base which is coupled with a hinge portion mounted at a second side of the handle grip and separately formed from the first base, and is pivotally movable toward an inside of a door with respect to the first base when a crash occurs; and
a connection member pivotally connecting the first base and the second base together and facilitating pivotal movement of the second base with respect to the first base when the crash occurs,
wherein a first side of the first base is coupled with the first side of the handle grip, a first side of the second base is coupled with the hinge portion, and the connection member pivotally connects a second side of the first base and a second side of the second base, such that the second base is separated from the hinge portion mounted at the second side of the handle grip when the second base pivots with respect to the second side of the first base when the crash occurs.

US Pat. No. 10,190,340

SMART HANDCUFFS AS PART OF A PERSONAL-AREA NETWORK

MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

1. A device for preventing detained persons from escaping public-safety officers, the device comprising:handcuffs for securing a detained person;
a transceiver integrated with the handcuffs and configured to scan for a first plurality of personal-area network (PAN) system identifications from a plurality of PANs;
a database, stored in a computer-readable memory integrated with the handcuffs, comprising a plurality of permissible PAN system identifications;
logic circuitry integrated with the handcuffs and configured to determine if any of the first plurality of PAN system identifications are within the plurality of permissible PAN system identifications stored in the database; and
an alarm integrated with the handcuffs and configured to sound when no system identification is detected by the transceiver or when none of the first plurality of PAN system identifications detected by the transceiver are determined to be within the plurality of permissible PAN system identifications stored in the database.

US Pat. No. 10,190,313

CONSTRUCTION BLOCK SYSTEM

1. A construction block system comprising:A) a plurality of primary blocks each having first and second longitudinal walls with upper and lower surfaces and kept at parallel and spaced apart relationship with respect to each other and further including first, second and third transversal walls each having upper and lower surfaces and extending perpendicularly to said first and second longitudinal walls to define first and second cavities, and each of said first and second longitudinal walls including first and second rectangular walls, respectively, extending outwardly and having smaller dimensions than said first and second longitudinal walls thereby defining first, second, third and fourth peripheral edge walls perpendicular to said first and second longitudinal walls and each of said first, second and third transversal walls upper and lower surfaces further including each a pair of aligned channels and said primary blocks abuttingly coacting with each other to form a structure;
B) a plurality of primary half blocks each having third and fourth longitudinal walls kept at a parallel and spaced apart relationship with respect to each other and fourth and fifth transversal walls extending perpendicularly to said third and fourth longitudinal walls defining a third cavity and each of said third and fourth longitudinal walls including third and fourth rectangular walls, respectively, extending outwardly and having smaller dimensions than said third and fourth longitudinal walls thereby defining fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth peripheral edge walls perpendicular to said third and fourth longitudinal walls, each of said fourth and fifth transversal walls having upper and lower surfaces that include a pair of aligned channels each and said primary half blocks coacting with said primary blocks to complement said structure;
C) at least one base alignment and leveling tool that includes two rails mounted on a plurality of transversal members walls and said rails kept at a parallel and spaced apart relationship with respect to each other, said rails being cooperatively received by said channels of said transversal walls lower surfaces resting on a supporting substantially horizontal surface, said transversal members include a centrally located through hole for cooperatively receiving a location fastening member that passes through penetrating and engaging said supporting surface and said transversal members thereby securing said base alignment and leveling tool at a predetermined location, said transversal members further including at least two threaded openings and corresponding leveling bolts that are matingly passed therethrough to coact with the supporting surface to level said base alignment and leveling tool and the abutting primary and primary half blocks.

US Pat. No. 10,190,306

ANTI-OSCILLATION VALVE

Jay R. Smith Manufacturin...

1. A trap primer for maintaining water levels in a drain trap in a building having a building water supply line, the trap primer comprising:a supply line connection configured for coupling to the building water supply line;
an anti-oscillation valve comprising:
a body having a water supply bore provided therethrough, the bore including portions defining an inlet and an outlet, the inlet being coupled to the supply line connection;
a first bore shoulder formed in the bore;
a filter screen retained engaged on the first bore shoulder;
a second bore shoulder formed in the bore;
an anti-oscillation valve disc freely resting on the second bore shoulder, the anti-oscillation valve disc having a valve disc orifice defined therethrough and communicating the inlet with the outlet; and
the anti-oscillation valve disc being retained between the first bore shoulder and the second bore shoulder; and
a chamber coupled to the outlet of the anti-oscillation valve;
a valve located in the chamber, the valve being moveable between a first position preventing water flow to the drain trap and a second position permitting water to flow to the drain trap.

US Pat. No. 10,190,302

SANITARY CLEANSING DEVICE

TOTO LTD., Fukuoka (JP)

1. A sanitary cleansing device for spraying cleansing water to an ano-genital region of a human body seated on a toilet seat to cleanse the ano-genital region, comprising:a nozzle assembly provided with a spray port through which the cleansing water is sprayed obliquely upward from a back side to a front side of the seated human body;
a motor configured to drive the nozzle assembly such that a water splash point of the cleansing water sprayed from the spray port moves on the human body in at least two directions including a front-to-back direction and a right-to-left direction;
an operation device operated by a user to start spraying of the cleansing water from the spray port; and
a control unit configured to actuate, based on operation of the operation device, the motor to execute a massage cleansing mode,
wherein the massage cleansing mode is a cleansing mode for repeating a predetermined massage cleansing cycle in which a turning movement pattern and a first movement pattern are alternately repeated,
wherein in the turning movement pattern, the water splash point of the cleansing water sprayed from the spray port is turned around a periphery of an ano-genital region position of the seated human body,
wherein the first movement pattern includes a front-to-back movement pattern or a vibration spot movement pattern wherein each repeated first movement pattern is selected from the group consisting of a front-to-back movement pattern, a vibration spot movement pattern, and combinations thereof,
wherein in the front-to-back movement pattern, the water splash point is moved through the ano-genital region position in the substantially front-to-back direction of the human body, and
wherein in the vibration spot movement pattern, the water splash point is reciprocated in the front-to-back direction of the human body in a stroke shorter than that of the front-to-back movement pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,190,295

FAUCET

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A faucet comprising:a water outlet for discharging water;
a detector that detects a detection target in a detection area containing a water discharge area in which the water discharged from the water outlet is present; and
a controller operably connected to the detector and the water outlet and that starts and ends supply of the water discharged from the water outlet based on a detection result of the detector,
the detector including
a sensor that sends a radio wave signal and receives the radio wave signal reflected by an object to output a sensor signal corresponding to motion of the object,
a frequency analyzer that applies orthogonal transform to the sensor signal to convert the sensor signal into a frequency domain signal, and extracts, by use of a group of individual filter banks with different frequency bands, signals of the individual filter banks from the frequency domain signal,
a recognizer that performs a recognition process of detecting that the object corresponds to the detection target based on detection data containing at least one of a frequency distribution of signals based on the signals of the individual filter banks and a component ratio of signal intensities based on the signals of the individual filter banks, and
a database device that stores sample data containing at least one of a frequency distribution corresponding to the detection target and a component ratio of signal intensities corresponding to the detection target, and the recognizer performs the recognition process based on comparison between the detection data and the sample data.

US Pat. No. 10,190,287

INDUSTRIAL MACHINE COMPONENT DETECTION AND PERFORMANCE CONTROL

Joy Global Surface Mining...

1. A method of controlling operation of an industrial machine, the method comprising:receiving a signal from each of a plurality of identification tags, the signal received from each of the plurality of identification tags being specific to a respective one of a plurality of components installed in the industrial machine;
identifying, using a processor, the plurality of components that is installed in the industrial machine based on the signal received from each of the plurality of identification tags;
comparing, using the processor, the identified plurality of components that is installed in the industrial machine to a predetermined list of components that is expected to be installed in the industrial machine; and
modifying a setting of at least one operating parameter when the identified plurality of components that is installed in the industrial machine matches the predetermined list of components that is expected to be installed in the industrial machine.

US Pat. No. 10,190,281

SECTIONAL MODULAR LARGE-DEFORMATION-RESISTANT IMPACT-RESISTANT COMPOSITE ROCK BOLT AND ITS ASSEMBLING METHOD

1. A sectional modular large-deformation-resistant impact-resistant composite rock bolt, wherein the composite rock bolt is divided into an outer anchor module and an inner anchor module; whereinsaid outer anchor module comprises
a set of anchor tubes,
anchor piers between the anchor tubes, and
an outer anchor end, wherein
the set of anchor tubes include a head anchor tube, several central anchor tubes and a tail anchor tube;
each of said anchor piers is connected with the anchor tubes at two ends through threads, and an assembly between two adjacent anchor piers is called an anchorage section;
said outer anchor end includes
an anchor plate,
a preloading spring,
an anchor ring and a nut; wherein
said anchor ring is connected with the tail anchor tube through threads;
the preloading spring is disposed on a shaft portion of the anchor ring having a smaller diameter than a head portion of the anchor ring and secured against an outer surface of the anchor plate;
under pressure of the preloading spring, an inner surface of the anchor plate is pressed tightly against a surface of a surrounding rock and an outer end surface of the anchor ring is secured against the nut;
said inner anchor module, located inside enclosed space formed by the outer anchor module, includes
a threaded rod,
anchor piers,
inner anchor springs and
baffle rings, wherein
said anchor piers and inner anchor springs are disposed the threaded rod;
one end of the inner anchor spring is set in a spring groove on an edge of a center hole of the anchor piers, and the other end of the inner anchor spring is retained on the threaded rod by said baffle rings, the baffle rings and the threaded rod are connected through threads; a locking rubber ring is set at one end of each said baffle ring and nut, respectively, to prevent them from moving in the direction of spring extension;said outer anchor module and inner anchor module are connected through the outer anchor end.

US Pat. No. 10,190,279

PILE FOR AN OFFSHORE MONOPILE TYPE FOUNDATION STRUCTURE

INNOGY SE, Essen (DE)

1. A pile for an offshore monopile type foundation structure comprising:an elongate cylindrical steel tube comprising a first length with a first wall thickness, and a second length with a second wall thickness, wherein the first wall thickness is different from the second wall thickness, and
wherein the second length comprises several reinforcement ribs extending longitudinally and equally spaced apart from each other over the entire second length.

US Pat. No. 10,190,278

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A JACK UP VESSEL

Electronic Power Design, ...

1. A jack up rig control system comprising:a jack up processor in data communication with each one of a plurality of gear_box motors over a first unidirectional data link for sending speed reference data to the plurality of gear box motors on a jack up rig leg to raise and lower the jack up rig leg;
a second unidirectional data link for receiving load data from a sensor on each one of the gear box motors at the jack-up rig processor from the plurality of gear_box motors on the jack up rig leg;
a computer program stored in a computer readable medium comprising instructions that are executed by the jack-up rig processor, the computer program comprising:
instructions to determine that one of the plurality of gear box motors on the jack-up rig leg is not working; and
instructions to distribute a load on the jack-up rig leg, between the remaining gear_box motors on the jack-up rig leg.

US Pat. No. 10,190,274

CONNECTING DEVICES

Lindsay Transportation So...

1. A roadway barrier apparatus comprising, in combination:a first barrier section having a first barrier section end including a first barrier section upper protrusion with an upper connecting region defining a connecting device receiving portion and a first barrier section lower protrusion with a lower connecting region defining a connecting device receiving portion, said first barrier section upper protrusion and said first barrier section lower protrusion being spaced from one another with the connecting device receiving portion of said upper connecting region of the first barrier section upper protrusion positioned above the connecting device receiving portion of said lower connecting region of the first barrier section lower protrusion, said connecting device receiving portions being openings;
a second barrier section having a second barrier section end including a second barrier section upper connecting region defining a connecting device receiving portion and a second barrier section lower protrusion with a lower connecting region defining a connecting device receiving portion, said second barrier section upper protrusion and said second barrier section lower protrusion being spaced from one another with the connecting device receiving portion of said upper connecting region of the second barrier section upper protrusion positioned above the connecting device receiving portion of said lower connecting region of the second barrier section lower protrusion, said connecting device receiving portions of the first and second barrier sections being openings, the upper protrusion of said first barrier section and the upper protrusion of the second barrier section being in overlapping relationship and the lower protrusion of said first barrier section and the lower protrusion of said second barrier section being in overlapping relationship, with the openings of said overlapping first and second barrier sections upper and lower protrusions located along a common vertical axis; and
a connecting device including an elongated member and engaging elements attached to said elongated member, projecting outwardly therefrom in substantially the same direction and spaced from one another, said connecting device positionable in said openings and movable between a lower position wherein said engaging elements engage the openings of the overlapping upper and lower protrusions of both said first barrier section and said second barrier section to maintain said first and the second barrier sections in alignment and an upper position wherein said engaging elements are removed from said openings whereby said first barrier section and said second barrier section may be pivoted about the elongated member;
the openings in the upper and lower protrusions of the first and second barrier sections each comprising a slot having a bulbous semi-circular end for receiving the elongated member and wherein the openings in the upper protrusions enable a lower one of the engagement elements to be inserted and pass therethrough, said slot of the upper and lower protrusions of the first barrier section extending from said bulbous semi-circular end thereof being narrower than said bulbous semi-circular end thereof and terminating at an open mouth portion end, the slot of the upper and lower protrusions of the second barrier section extending from said bulbous circular end thereof being narrower than the bulbous semi-circular end thereof and terminating at a closed end, said slots of the the lower position.

US Pat. No. 10,190,259

PNEUMATIC DUST HOOD WITH PLUG PREVENTER

Brunn Air Systems, Inc., ...

1. A pneumatic hood, comprising:a hood body having an outlet;
an elongate, open inlet provided in one face of the hood body and extending substantially the entirety of a width of the hood body, the inlet being much wider than it is high;
an inlet flap hingedly connected to and contiguous with the hood body to define a central portion of the inlet, the inlet flap extending over only a portion of the width of the inlet;
one or more actuators coupled to the inlet flap to move the inlet flap so as to selectively and temporarily increase the size of the central portion of the inlet.

US Pat. No. 10,190,254

SKIN MATERIAL

Seiren Co., Ltd., Fukui ...

1. A skin material comprising a closed cellular heat-insulating layer and a coloring layer which are sequentially stacked on a fibrous substrate, wherein the skin material has unevennesses on a front face, the closed cellular heat-insulating layer has a softening temperature of 110° C. to 250° C., and a contact cool feeling (Qmax) of the front face of the skin material is 0.30 W/cm2 or less both before and after a heat treatment for 2400 hours at 70° C., and wherein the closed cells of the closed cellular heat-insulating layer consist of closed cells obtained by mixing a resin serving as a matrix with hollow particles forming the closed cells of the cellular heat-insulating layer, the hollow particles consist of expanded polymeric microcapsules, and each of closed cells consists of a respective one of the expanded polymeric microcapsules, and the matrix has a softening temperature of 110° C. to 250° C., and a glass transition point of ?100° C. to 50° C., and a resin that forms outer shells of the hollow particles has a softening temperature of 110° C. to 250° C., and a glass transition point of 50° C. to 150° C.

US Pat. No. 10,190,253

NANOPARTICLE TREATED FABRICS, FIBERS, FILAMENTS, AND YARNS AND RELATED METHODS

ATTOSTAT, INC, Salt Lake...

1. A nanoparticle treated fibrous article, comprising:a fibrous article selected from a fabric, fiber, filament, or yarn; and
a plurality of exposed, nonionic, spherical-shaped metal nanoparticles free of angled edges or external bond angles,
the metal nanoparticles being formed through a laser-ablation process,
at least a portion of the metal nanoparticles being silver nanoparticles that provide effective microbial control without significant release of toxic silver ions, and
the metal nanoparticles being non-covalently affixed to the fibrous article through Van der Waals forces, without electrostatic forces, without being embedded within a fiber, filament, or yarn of the fibrous article, and without being encapsulated within a polymer or adhesive coating,
wherein the metal nanoparticles remain affixed to the fibrous article when exposed to one or more of water, soap, a surfactant, or a solvent.

US Pat. No. 10,190,247

WALL-MOUNTED DRUM WASHING MACHINE AND METHOD FOR SENSING MOUNTING ABNORMALITY AND FALL THEREOF

Dongbu Daewoo Electronics...

1. A wall-mounted drum washing machine which includes a buffer member interposed between a through-hole and a wall surface, a rear panel mounted on the wall surface through a fastening member inserted through the through-hole, a tub containing wash water and supported by the rear panel, and a box unit coupled to the rear panel and surrounding the tub, comprising:a sensor configured to sense a contact state between the rear panel and the wall surface;
a control unit configured to determine a mounting abnormality of the drum washing machine, based on the sensed contact state;
a power supply unit configured to control power supply according to the determination result of the control unit; and
a nut member coupled to the fastening member for fixing the rear panel to the wall surface,
wherein the sensor is configured to sense the contact state between the rear panel and the wall surface when the nut member is loosened and moved.

US Pat. No. 10,190,227

ARTICLES COMPRISING AN ELECTRODEPOSITED ALUMINUM ALLOYS

Xtalic Corporation, Marl...

1. An article comprising:an electrodeposited aluminum manganese alloy, wherein the electrodeposited aluminum manganese alloy comprises an average grain size less than approximately 1 micrometer, wherein at least a portion of the electrodeposited aluminum manganese alloy has a thickness that is greater than approximately 40 micrometers, wherein a ductility of the entire portion of the electrodeposited aluminum manganese alloy is between approximately 2% and 40%, and wherein the electrodeposited aluminum manganese alloy comprises between approximately 1 atomic percent manganese to approximately 20 atomic percent manganese.

US Pat. No. 10,190,225

ELECTRODEPOSITED COPPER FOIL WITH LOW REPULSIVE FORCE

CHANG CHUN PETROCHEMICAL ...

1. A method for manufacturing electrodeposited copper foil comprising:(a) preparing a copper sulfate electrolyte solution with a chlorine ion concentration of 20 ppm or less;
(b) performing an electrochemical reaction on the copper sulfate electrolyte solution using a current density of about 80 A/dm2 or less to yield a bare copper foil; and
(c) processing the bare copper foil to yield the electrodeposited copper foil, so that the electrodeposited copper foil has:
(i) a lightness L* value of a nodule untreated side, based on the L*a*b color system, in the range of 75 to 90;
(j) a normal tensile strength in the range of 40 kgf/mm2 to 55 kgf/mm2; and
(k) a degree of curl, as measured by the lamination curl test, is in the range of 0.45 mm to 3.0 mm;
wherein the processing comprises a surface treatment process.

US Pat. No. 10,190,215

FLUIDIZED BED PYROCARBON COATING

On-X Life Technologies, I...

1. A system to coat substrates with a coating of uniform thickness comprising:substrates of similar asymmetrical shape to be coated, and
a container confining the substrates in a generally static orientation with one another such that the substrates are collectively positioned evenly about a central core of the container;
wherein the container is configured to allow each substrate to: (a) randomly tumble in a flowing gaseous stream based on the generally static orientation of the substrates in the container; (b) pivot about an axis of the respective substrate, (c) jiggle during the random tumbling so the respective substrate is not in constant contact with any other substrate or any portion of the container; and (d) receive a coating of generally uniform thickness on generally all portions of the respective substrate based on the random tumbling.

US Pat. No. 10,190,192

METHOD OF RECOVERING ACID AND PLATINUM GROUP METAL FROM LEACHING SOLUTION OF SPENT CATALYST

KOREA INSTITUTE OF GEOSCI...

1. A method of recovering acid and a platinum group metal from a leaching solution of a spent catalyst, the method comprising:filtering a leaching solution, in which a spent catalyst is leached, providing the filtered leaching solution into a concentration chamber, and heating the filtered leaching solution to recover acid included in the leaching solution;
providing a concentrated solution of the leaching solution into a substitution chamber after recovering the acid, and adding a metal having a higher ionization tendency than a platinum group metal for a substitution reaction; and
cleaning a solid, which is separated by solid-liquid separation after the substitution reaction, with acid and recovering the solid,
wherein the metal added when the substitution reaction is performed includes at least one selected from the group consisting of iron, aluminum and zinc.

US Pat. No. 10,190,165

HONEYCOMB TUBE

Cepheid, Sunnyvale, CA (...

1. A method comprising:providing a reaction tube, wherein the reaction tube comprises a planar frame defining a fluidic path including a well chamber comprising a plurality of wells between a first planar substrate and a second planar substrate, wherein the planar frame extends between a first end and a second end opposite the first end, a fluidic interface disposed along the first end of the reaction tube, the fluidic interface comprising a fluidic inlet and a fluidic outlet of the fluidic path;
introducing a liquid sample through the fluidic inlet of the fluidic interface of the reaction tube and advancing the liquid sample along the fluidic path via application of pressure to the fluidic inlet or the fluidic outlet of the fluidic interface;
filling a pre-amplification chamber of the fluidic path with the liquid sample by advancing the liquid sample along the fluidic path, the pre-amplification chamber being an enlarged portion of the fluidic path disposed along the fluidic path between the fluidic inlet and the well chamber so as to allow amplification of the liquid sample in the pre-amplification chamber before entering the well chamber and filling the plurality of wells;
filling the well chamber along the fluidic path with the liquid sample by further advancing the liquid sample along the fluidic path thereby depositing the fluid liquid sample within a plurality of wells of the well chamber; and
evacuating at least a portion of the liquid sample from the well chamber outside of the plurality of wells via application of pressure to the fluidic inlet or the fluidic outlet of the fluidic interface such that at least some of the liquid sample remains deposited within the plurality of wells.

US Pat. No. 10,190,157

MODIFIED NUCLEOTIDE LINKERS

Illumina Cambridge Limite...

1. A nucleoside or nucleotide covalently attached to a fluorophore through a linker, wherein said linker comprises a structure of formula (I) or (II), or combination of both:
wherein
R1 is optionally substituted C1-6 alkyl;
R2 is hydrogen or optionally substituted C1-6 alkyl;
R3 is optionally substituted C1-6 alkyl, —NR5—C(?O)R6, or —NR7—C(?O)—OR8;
R4 is hydrogen or optionally substituted C1-6 alkyl;
each R5 and R7 is independently hydrogen or optionally substituted C1-6 alkyl;
each R6 and R8 is independently optionally substituted C1-6 alkyl;
each of the methylene repeating unit in

 is optionally substituted;
X is methylene (CH2), oxygen (O), or sulfur (S);
m is an integer of 0 through 20;
n is an integer of 1 through 20; and
p is an integer of 1 through 20.

US Pat. No. 10,190,147

FAST DETECTION OF THE PRESENCE OF A TARGET MICROBE IN A LIQUID SAMPLE

ELEMENTAL SCIENTIFIC, INC...

1. A method comprising:holding a plurality of liquid samples prepared by adding an indicator configured to produce a characteristic change in light from the plurality of liquid samples when a target microbe metabolizes the indicator while the plurality of liquid samples is incubated, the plurality of liquid samples being held in a tray including a plurality of compartments partitioned one from another;
automatically sensing light from each of the plurality of liquid samples while the plurality of liquid samples is incubated; and
detecting the characteristic change in light from each of the plurality of liquid samples based on the sensed light from each of the plurality of liquid samples;
detecting a number of occurrences of the characteristic change in light from the plurality of liquid samples as the plurality of liquid samples is incubated;
determining whether the detected number of occurrences of the characteristic change in light exceeds a threshold number of occurrences of the characteristic change in light, the threshold number of occurrences of the characteristic change in light corresponding to a concentration of the target microbe within the liquid samples indicative of the presence of the target microbe; and
providing an indication that a presence of the target microbe has been detected based upon the determination,
wherein at an intermediate time interval prior to the end of the incubation period, the threshold number of occurrences of the characteristic change in light is a first threshold number associated with the intermediate time interval and the concentration of the target microbe is indicated by a number of occurrences of the characteristic change in light from a predetermined number of the plurality of liquid samples that exceeds the first threshold number,
wherein at the end of the incubation period, the threshold number of occurrences of the characteristic change in light is a second threshold associated with the entire incubation period and the concentration of the target microbe is indicated by a number of occurrences of the characteristic change in light from the plurality of liquid samples that exceeds the second threshold number.

US Pat. No. 10,190,114

LOW RESOURCE SAMPLE PROCESSOR CONTAINING HEAT-ACTIVATED SURFACE TENSION VALVES

VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY, N...

1. A method of processing a fluid sample comprising an analyte, the method comprising the steps of:(a) providing a device comprising a plurality of sequential chambers connected by tubing, each of said sequential chambers comprising a fluid and separated by plug material that is solid at temperatures below about 45° C., wherein a first reaction chamber of the plurality of sequential chambers comprises a magnetic or paramagnetic particle having a reactant on its surface;
(b) introducing into said first reaction chamber the fluid sample comprising the analyte;
(c) incubating said first reaction chamber under conditions sufficient to permit binding of said reactant with said analyte in said sample;
(d) heating said plug material in said device to a temperature above 45° C., thereby rendering at least a portion of said plug material into a liquid state, thereby forming a surface tension valve, wherein heating is performed by placing a heated magnet in proximity of said plug material;
(e) transporting said magnetic or paramagnetic particle from said first reaction chamber, into at least a second chamber of said plurality of sequential chambers through tubing disposed therebetween, wherein transporting comprises passing said magnet along said tubing to effect movement of said magnetic or paramagnetic particle; and
(f) detecting interaction of said analyte with said reactant by determining the presence or absence of said analyte in said second or a subsequent chamber of said plurality of said sequential chambers.

US Pat. No. 10,190,082

MULTIWELL PLATE

Seng Enterprises Ltd., L...

1. A multiwell plate comprising:a unitary structure including a plurality of wells and a plurality of picowells at the bottoms of the wells, wherein the picowells are formed of a transparent hydrogel and are transparent;
a transparent gel covering the plurality of hydrogel-formed picowells.

US Pat. No. 10,190,067

HIGH PERFORMANCE ENVIRONMENTALLY ACCEPTABLE HYDRAULIC FLUID

Washington State Universi...

1. A hydraulic fluid, comprising:one or more of a hydraulic environmental ester synthetic (HEES) and a hydraulic environmental triglyceride (HETG) at 10% to 85% by weight of the hydraulic fluid, wherein the one or more of HEES and HETG are or include natural and/or synthetic esters of at least one of vegetable-based and animal-based oils which are oleates;
a polyalphaolefin (PAO) at 1% to 40% by weight of the hydraulic fluid;
a polyalkylene glycol (PAG) at 1% to 40% by weight of the hydraulic fluid, wherein a ratio of PAO/PAG ranges from 0.2 to 5.

US Pat. No. 10,190,046

LUMINESCENT-SUBSTANCE MIXTURE, LIGHT-EMITTING SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENT HAVING A LUMINESCENT-SUBSTANCE MIXTURE, AND STREETLAMP HAVING A LUMINESCENT-SUBSTANCE MIXTURE

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors...

1. A luminescent material mixture having a first luminescent material and a second luminescent material,wherein under excitation with blue light, an emission spectrum of the first luminescent material has a relative intensity maximum in a yellowish-green region of the spectrum at a wavelength of greater than or equal to 540 nm and less than or equal to 560 nm and an emission spectrum of the second luminescent material has a relative intensity maximum in an orange-red region of the spectrum at a wavelength of greater than or equal to 600 nm and less than or equal to 620 nm, and
the second luminescent material is selected from (Ca,Sr,Eu)AlSiN3.Si2N2O or (Ca,Sr,Ba,Eu)2Si5N8 with an Eu content of greater than or equal to 1% and less than or equal to 2.5%, with a Ba content of greater than or equal to 45% and less than or equal to 55% and with a Ca content of greater than or equal to 0% and less than or equal to 10%, wherein the Sr content is selected such that the sum of the Eu, Ba, Ca and Sr contents is 100%.

US Pat. No. 10,190,044

METHOD FOR PRODUCING ?-SIALON FLUORESCENT MATERIAL

NICHIA CORPORATION, Anan...

1. A method for producing a ?-sialon fluorescent material, comprising:providing a composition comprising a material represented by a formula: Si6-zAlzOzN8-z:Eu wherein z satisfies 0 heat-treating the composition in a rare gas atmosphere or in a vacuum; and
contacting the heat-treated composition with a fluorine-containing gas.

US Pat. No. 10,190,041

ENCAPSULATED POROUS PROPPANT

University of Utah Resear...

1. A proppant particle, comprising:a core having a plurality of inner pores;
a shell surrounding the core and including a plurality of shell pores, the shell pores being configured to house a treatment product capable of application to a subterranean formation; and
a polymer encapsulation layer surrounding the shell, the polymer encapsulation layer being permeable to the treatment product such that the treatment product is released over time to an exterior side of the polymer encapsulation layer, the polymer encapsulation layer including a microbial growth solution.

US Pat. No. 10,190,032

VISCOELASTIC SURFACTANTS IN MIXED BRINES

M-I L.L.C., Houston, TX ...

17. A method of finding of finding an optimal ratio of divalent brine to monovalent brine in a wellbore fluid including a viscoelastic surfactant, the method comprising:providing a mixture of viscoelastic surfactant and a monovalent brine;
adding a divalent brine in incremental values, wherein the initial amount of divalent brine to be added is based upon a packing parameter of the viscoelastic surfactant; and
measuring the rheological properties.

US Pat. No. 10,190,028

EPOXY TWO-PART FORMULATIONS

Dow Global Technologies L...

1. A resin composition for a two-part adhesive comprisinga) an epoxy compound having the formula
wherein each R? is independently hydrogen, methyl, ethyl, n-propyl or isopropyl;b) a polyurethane comprising an elastomeric portion including one or more soft segments selected from a polyether, a polybutadiene or polyester soft segment, the soft segment or segments each having a molecular weight of 1000 to 10,000 daltons, the polyurethane having an average of 2 to 4 isocyanate groups capped with a polyphenol;
c) a core shell rubber epoxy dispersion comprising core shell rubber particles having a rubbery core with a Tg of less than ?25° C. and a shell polymer polymerized from at least one lower alkyl methacrylate provided that up to 40% of the weight of the shell polymer can be formed from styrene, vinyl acetate, vinyl chloride, methyl acrylate, ethyl acrylate and butyl acrylate; wherein the core shell rubber particles are dispersed in an epoxy resin and
d) an alkyl diglycidyl ether comprising a linear C3-10 linear alkyl group that is glycidyl terminated.

US Pat. No. 10,189,999

RESIN COMPOSITION FOR COATING AGENT, MOLDED ARTICLE, AND IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE

JNC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A resin composition for a coating agent, comprising:a silicon compound (a) represented by formula (I); and
a curable resin (b); and
in formula (I),
R1 is a C3 or C4 alkylene group,
X is a group represented by formula (II) having a urethane skeleton and having a (meth)acryloyl group at an end,
in formula (II),
R2 is hydrogen or a methyl group,
n is an integer of 0 or 1,
a molecular weight of the silicon compound (a) is 500 to 699,

US Pat. No. 10,189,990

POLY(PHENYLENE ETHER) COMPOSITION AND ARTICLE

SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A composition comprising, based on the total weight of the composition:61 to 89 weight percent of a poly(phenylene ether);
3 to 10 weight percent of a polystyrene-poly(ethylene-butylene)-polystyrene triblock copolymer having a polystyrene content of 20 to 40 weight percent and a weight average molecular weight of 200,000 to 400,000 daltons;
6 to 12 weight percent of a flame retardant comprising an organophosphate ester; and
2 to 17 weight percent of an adhesion promoter selected from the group consisting of
(a) phenolic compounds having a molecular weight of 94 to 18,000 daltons;
(b) hydroxysilyl-terminated polydiorganosiloxanes of the formula

 wherein m is 2 to 50, and each occurrence of R1 is independently C1-C12 hydrocarbyl, provided that 5 to 60 mole percent of the occurrences of R1 are independently C6-C12 aryl; and
(c) combinations of the (a) phenolic compounds and the (b) hydroxysilyl-terminated polydiorganosiloxanes.

US Pat. No. 10,189,987

PNEUMATIC TIRE

SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIE...

1. A pneumatic tire, provided with a tread formed from a rubber composition, the rubber composition comprising:a rubber component,
silica, and
a silane coupling agent represented by Formula (1) below,
the rubber component comprising, based on 100% by mass of the rubber component, 5% to 90% by mass of a conjugated diene polymer containing a constituent unit based on a conjugated diene and a constituent unit represented by Formula (I) below, wherein at least one terminal of the polymer is modified with at least one compound selected from the group consisting of a compound represented by Formula (II) below, a compound containing a group represented by Formula (III) below, a compound represented by Formula (IV) below, a silicon compound containing at least one of a group represented by Formula (V) below or a group represented by Formula (VI) below, and a compound containing a group represented by Formula (VII) below,
the rubber composition comprising the silica in an amount of 5 to 150 parts by mass relative to 100 parts by mass of the rubber component, and
the rubber composition comprising the silane coupling agent represented by Formula (1) in an amount of 2 to 20 parts by mass relative to 100 parts by mass of silica
(CpH2p+1O)3Si—CqH2q—S—CO—CkH2k+1  (1)wherein p represents an integer of 1 to 3; q represents an integer of 1 to 5; and k represents an integer of 5 to 12, andwherein Formulas (I) to (VII) are represented below:
wherein X1, X2, and X3 each independently represent a group represented by Formula (Ia) below, a hydroxy group, a hydrocarbyl group, or a substituted hydrocarbyl group, and at least one of X1, X2, and X3 is a hydroxy group or a group represented by the following Formula (Ia):wherein R1and R2each independently represent a C1-6 hydrocarbyl group, a C1-6 substituted hydrocarbyl group, a silyl group, or a substituted silyl group, and R1and R2may be bonded to each other to form a cyclic structure together with the nitrogen atom,wherein n represents an integer of 1 to 10; R11, R12, and R13each independently represent a C1-4 hydrocarbyl group or a C1-4 hydrocarbyloxy group, and at least one of R11 , R12, and R13 is a hydrocarbyloxy group; and A1 represents a nitrogen atom-containing functional group,wherein p represents an integer of 0 or 1; T represents a C1-20 hydrocarbylene group or a C1-20 substituted hydrocarbylene group; and A2 represents a nitrogen atom-containing functional group,wherein g represents an integer of 1 to 10; R21 represents a hydrogen atom, a C1-6 hydrocarbyl group, or a C1-6 substituted hydrocarbyl group; A3 represents an oxygen atom or the following group: —NR22— where R22 represents a hydrogen atom or a C1-10 hydrocarbyl group; and A4 represents a functional group containing at least one of a nitrogen atom or an oxygen atom,wherein w represents an integer of 1 to 11; and A5 represents a nitrogen atom-containing functional group.

US Pat. No. 10,189,982

CONTACTING COMPONENT AND STRUCTURE CONTAINING SAID CONTACTING COMPONENT

TECHNO POLYMER CO., LTD.,...

1. A contacting component comprising a molded article made from a thermoplastic resin composition (X) containing a vinyl graft polymer (A), a vinyl non-graft polymer (B) and a matting agent (C),wherein:
the vinyl graft polymer (A) contains an ethylene-?-olefin rubber polymer (a1).

US Pat. No. 10,189,965

PRODUCTION OF VISCOELASTIC POLYURETHANE SYSTEMS USING BLOCK POLYMERS HAVING BONDED SILOXANE BLOCKS AS CELL OPENERS

Evonik Degussa GmbH, Ess...

1. A method of producing a polyurethane foam, said method comprising:foaming a mixture to provide said polyurethane foam, said mixture comprising at least one isocyanate component, at least one polyol component, a blowing agent component comprising water and optionally a physical blowing agent, a stabilizer, and an additive comprising siloxane block polymers of the average general formula (I):
MaM1bDcD1dTeQfGg
with

G are radicals, same or different, selected from the group consisting of:
(O1/2?nSiRm—CH2CHR3—R2—CHR3CH2—SiRm?O1/2)n,
(01/2)n—SiRm—CH2CHR3—R2—CR3?CH2, and
(O1/2?nSiRm—CH2CHR3—R2—CR3?CR3—CH3,
a=1 to 8,
b=1 to 8,
c=3-450,
d=1-30,
e=0-20,
f=0-20,
g=0.15 to 2,
where a+b?2, a+b+c+d+e+f+g=N, and N is ?11 and ?500, and b+d?1,
R are radicals, same or different, having 1-16 carbon atoms or aryl radicals having 6-16 carbon atoms or H or —OR3,
R1 are polyether radicals having a formula (II)

wherein
R4 are alkyl radicals, same or different, which have from 1 to 18 carbon atoms, and optionally have ether functions, or aryl radicals which have from 6-18 carbon atoms and optionally have ether functions, or H,
R5 are radicals, same or different, wherein R5 is selected from the group consisting of: R3, H, and —C(O)R3,
h is from 2 to 18,
i is from 0 to 40,
j is from 1 to 40,
k is from 0 to 40,
l is from 0 to 30,
wherein i+j+k+l?3,
R2 are divalent organic radicals, same or different, which have 2-20 carbon atoms and are optionally interrupted by ether, ester or amide functions or (—SiR2O—)n groups and optionally bear OH functions,
R3 are alkyl radicals, same or different, having 1-16 carbon atoms or aryl radicals having 6-16 carbon atoms or H,
n=independently 1 or 2,
m=independently 1 or 2,
m+n=3,
wherein said at least one polyol component has an average hydroxyl number, determined to DIN 53240-1:2012-07, of greater than 56 to less than 450 mg KOH/g, and wherein said polyurethane foam is produced at an isocyanate index of 65 to 108 and has an open cell structure,
wherein said bonded siloxane block copolymers of the average general formula (I) are present in an amount of from 0.001 to 10 parts by weight per 100 parts of said at least one polyol component, and
wherein said at least one polyol component is present in an amount from 25% to 80% by weight of said mixture, water is present in an amount from 1% to 5% by weight of said mixture, catalysts are present in an amount from 0.01% to 1% by weight of said mixture, said physical blowing agent is present in an amount from 0% to 50% by weight of said mixture, said stabilizer is present in an amount of up to 5% by weight of said mixture, said at least one isocyanate component is present in an amount from 20% to 60% by weight of said mixture, and said additive is present in an amount from 0.001% to 10% by weight of said mixture.

US Pat. No. 10,189,962

HEAT-SHRINKABLE POLYESTER FILM

TOYOBO CO., LTD., Osaka ...

1. A heat-shrinkable polyester film comprising ethylene terephthalate as a main component, containing not less than 0 mol % and not more than 5 mol % of a monomer component capable of serving as an amorphous component relative to the total of a polyester resin component, and having a main shrinkage direction in a lengthwise direction, wherein the heat-shrinkable polyester film satisfies the following requirements (1) to (3):(1) the heat-shrinkable polyester film has a hot-water heat shrinkage rate in the lengthwise direction of not less than 15% and not more than 60% when being treated in hot water at 90° C. for 10 seconds;
(2) the heat-shrinkable polyester film has a hot-water heat shrinkage rate in a width direction orthogonal to the lengthwise direction of not less than ?10% and not more than 10% when being treated in hot water at 90° C. for 10 seconds; and
(3) the heat-shrinkable polyester film has an orientation distortion index that is a molecular orientation angle difference, the difference being a difference between a molecular orientation angle of an edge of one end in the width direction and a molecular orientation angle of an edge of the other end, per 1 m of the film of not more than 15°/m.

US Pat. No. 10,189,960

RUBBER VIBRATION DAMPING MATERIAL

Dow Global Technologies L...

1. A vulcanized rubber comprised of polyisoprene uniformly crosslinked with a halogenated unsaturated polymer that is a reaction product of (i) an unsaturated polymer that is miscible with polyisoprene and has conjugated dienes that undergo a Diels Alder reaction and (ii) a polyhalogenated cyclopentadiene represented by:wherein X is a fluorine, chlorine or bromine and Y is fluorine, chlorine, bromine or alkoxy having 1 to 4 carbons.

US Pat. No. 10,189,950

POLYIMIDE-BASED POLYMER THICK FILM COMPOSITIONS

E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AN...

1. A polyimide-based polymer thick film composition comprising:(a) a non-fluorinated polyimide polymer with the structure I

wherein X is S(O)2 and Y is BAPP and;
(b) an organic solvent with the structure IV

wherein R1=CH3, R2=C(O)OCH3 and R3=H.

US Pat. No. 10,189,944

SURFACE MODIFICATION METHOD AND SURFACE-MODIFIED ELASTIC BODY

SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIE...

1. A method for producing a catheter of a rubber vulcanizate or a thermoplastic elastomer, the method comprising:step 1 of forming polymerization initiation points on a surface of the catheter; and
step 2 of radically polymerizing a deliquescent monomer starting from the polymerization initiation points by irradiation with ultraviolet light having a wavelength within the range of 300 to 400 nm, to grow polymer chains on the surface of the catheter,
wherein the deliquescent monomer is at least one selected from the group consisting of alkali metal salt of acrylic acid, alkali metal salt of methacrylic acid, alkali metal salt of itaconic acid, alkali metal salt of 3-vinylpropionic acid, alkali metal salt of 2-sulfoethyl (meth)acrylate, alkali metal salt of 3-sulfopropyl (meth)acrylate, alkali metal salt of 2-acrylamide-2-methylpropanesulfonic acid, and a compound represented by the following formula (1)

wherein R11 represents —H or —CH3; X represents —O—, —NH—, or —N+—; m denotes an integer of one or more; and Y represents a zwitterionic or halogen group.

US Pat. No. 10,189,942

POLYORGANOSILOXANE, POLYCARBONATE-POLYORGANOSILOXANE COPOLYMER, AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREFOR

IDEMITSU KOSAN CO., LTD.,...

1. A polycarbonate-polyorganosiloxane copolymer, comprising:a polycarbonate block (A) comprising a repeating unit represented by the following general formula (I); and
a polyorganosiloxane block (B) comprising a repeating unit represented by the following general formula (II),
wherein the polyorganosiloxane block (B) has a value obtained by integrating dw/d log(M) from 2.5?log(M)?3.1 is 0 to 10% of a value obtained by integrating dw/d log(M) over the entire range of log (M) in a differential molecular weight distribution curve,
wherein the differential molecular weight distribution curve is determined by gel permeation chromatography using the polystyrene calibration curve, has an x-axis showing a logarithmic value log(M) of a molecular weight M and has a y-axis showing dw/d log(M) obtained by differentiating a concentration fraction w with respect to the logarithmic value log(M) of the molecular weight:

wherein, R9 and R10 each independently represents a halogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, or an alkoxy group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms; X represents a single bond, an alkylene group having 1 to 8 carbon atoms, an alkylidene group having 2 to 8 carbon atoms, a cycloalkylene group having 5 to 15 carbon atoms, a cycloalkylidene group having 5 to 15 carbon atoms, a fluorenediyl group, an arylalkylene group having 7 to 15 carbon atoms, an arylalkylidene group having 7 to 15 carbon atoms, —S—, —SO—, —SO2—, —O—, or —CO—; a and b each independently represents an integer of 0 to 4; R1 and R2 each independently represents a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, an alkoxy group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, or an aryl group having 6 to 12 carbon atoms; an average repeat number n in the range of 30 to 50 represents a sum of siloxane repeating units in the polyorganosiloxane block.

US Pat. No. 10,189,930

POLYMERIC PHOTOINITIATORS

ALLNEX BELGIUM S.A., Dro...

1. A radiation curable composition (A) comprising,(a) at least one photoinitiator compound of formula (I):

wherein Q is the residue of a hydroxy compound having 1 to 6 hydroxyl groups,
wherein x is a number that is at least 1 but no greater than the number of hydroxyl groups originally present in said hydroxy compound, and
wherein the hydroxy compound is a saturated hydroxy compound having 1 to 6 hydroxyl groups and is selected from the group consisting of an alkoxylated alcohol and a polyether; and
(b) at least one ethylenically unsaturated compound selected from the group consisting of monomers (b1) and oligomers (b2).

US Pat. No. 10,189,921

RADICAL POLYMERISATION OF ETHYLENE INITIATED BY A COUPLE OF ORGANIC PEROXIDES WITH HIGH PRODUCTIVITY

ARKEMA FRANCE, Colombes ...

1. A process for manufacturing polyethylene or an ethylene copolymer, comprising radical polymerization or copolymerization of ethylene in the presence:of a first peroxide polymerization initiator chosen from the diperketal peroxide compounds of formula:

wherein the R1, R2, R3, R6, R7 and R8 groups comprise substituted or unsubstituted, linear, branched or cyclic C1-C10 alkyl groups, and
of a second initiator, other than said first initiator, also comprising a diperketal peroxide of formula (I).

US Pat. No. 10,189,920

HYBRID SUPPORTED CATALYST SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PREPARING POLYOLEFIN USING THE SAME

LG Chem, Ltd., Seoul (KR...

1. A hybrid supported catalyst system comprising;one or more organic chromium compounds and one or more metallocene compounds supported on a support,
wherein the organic chromium compound includes two or more of a group represented by the following Chemical Formula 1 in a molecule, phosphorous atoms (P) in one or more of the group represented by Chemical Formula 1 form a coordinate bond with chromium (Cr), and a linkage group (L) linking the two or more groups represented by the following Chemical Formula 1 via 4 to 8 carbon atoms is an aliphatic group having 2 to 20 carbon atoms, a heteroaliphatic group having 2 to 20 carbon atoms, an alicyclic group having 2 to 20 carbon atoms, a heteroalicyclic group having 2 to 20 carbon atoms, or a group prepared by linking two or more of the aliphatic group, the heteroaliphatic group, the alicyclic group, and the heteroalicyclic group:

wherein * is a part which binds to the linkage group (L) linking the two or more groups, and
R1 to R4 are each independently an alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, an alkenyl group having 2 to 20 carbon atoms, an aryl group having 6 to 20 carbon atoms, an arylalkyl group having 7 to 20 carbon atoms, an alkylaryl group having 7 to 20 carbon atoms, or an alkoxyaryl group having 7 to 20 carbon atoms.

US Pat. No. 10,189,916

TRANSITION METAL COMPOUND AND CATALYST COMPOSITION INCLUDING THE SAME

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

1. A transition metal compound of the following Chemical Formula 1:
wherein, in Chemical Formula 1,
M is a group 4 transition metal;
R is selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, a cycloalkyl group having 3 to 20 carbon atoms, an aryl group having 6 to 20 carbon atoms, an arylalkyl group having 7 to 20 carbon atoms, and an alkylaryl group having 7 to 20 carbon atoms; or R and R1 are linked to each other to form an aliphatic ring having 3 to 20 carbon atoms or an aromatic ring having 5 to 20 carbon atoms including N;
R1 to R10 are each independently selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen atom, a halogen group, an alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, an alkenyl group having 2 to 20 carbon atoms, a cycloalkyl group having 3 to 20 carbon atoms, an aryl group having 6 to 20 carbon atoms, an arylalkyl group having 7 to 20 carbon atoms, an alkylaryl group having 7 to 20 carbon atoms, an alkoxy group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, an aryloxy group having 6 to 20 carbon atoms, a silyl group and combinations thereof, or two or more adjacent functional groups among R1 to R10 are linked to each other to form an aliphatic ring having 3 to 20 carbon atoms or an aromatic ring having 6 to 20 carbon atoms;
R11 is selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, an alkenyl group having 2 to 20 carbon atoms, a cycloalkyl group having 3 to 20 carbon atoms, an aryl group having 6 to 20 carbon atoms, an arylalkyl group having 7 to 20 carbon atoms, an alkylaryl group having 7 to 20 carbon atoms, a silyl group, and a metalloid radical of a group 14 metal substituted with a hydrocarbyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms;
X1 and X2 are each independently selected from the group consisting of a halogen group, an alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, an alkenyl group having 2 to 20 carbon atoms, an aryl group having 6 to 20 carbon atoms, an alkylaryl group having 7 to 20 carbon atoms, an arylalkyl group having 7 to 20 carbon atoms, an alkylamino group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, an arylamino group having 6 to 20 carbon atoms and an alkylidene group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms;
R, R1 to R11, X1 and X2 are each independently unsubstituted or substituted with one or more substituents selected from the group consisting of a halogen group, an alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, a haloalkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, an alkenyl group having 2 to 20 carbon atoms, an alkoxy group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, a cycloalkyl group having 3 to 20 carbon atoms, an aryl group having 6 to 20 carbon atoms, an arylalkyl group having 7 to 20 carbon atoms, an alkylaryl group having 7 to 20 carbon atoms and an aryloxy group having 6 to 20 carbon atoms;
n is an integer of 1 or 2, and when n is an integer of 2, R11's are the same as or different from each other; and
wherein a dashed line to the cyclopentadienyl ring represents an ?5-complex with the cyclopentadienyl ring, and a solid line to the cyclopentadienyl ring represents a ?-bond to a carbon of the cyclopentadienyl ring.

US Pat. No. 10,189,872

CRYSTALLINE FORM OF NICOTINAMIDE RIBOSIDE

1. A crystalline Form II of nicotinamide riboside chloride

US Pat. No. 10,189,868

METHOD FOR DEPOLYMERISING OXYGENATED POLYMER MATERIALS

1. A process for depolymerizing oxygenated polymer materials by selective cleavage of the oxygen-carbonyl bonds of the ester functions and of the carbonate functions, comprising a step of placing said oxygenated polymer materials in contact with a silane compound of formula (I)
in which
R1, R2 and R3 represent, independently of each other, a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, a hydroxyl group, an alkyl group, an alkenyl group, an alkynyl group, an alkoxy group, an aryloxy group, a silyl group, a siloxy group, an aryl group, an amino group, said alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, alkoxy, silyl, siloxy, aryl and amino groups being optionally substituted, or
R1 is as defined above and R2 and R3, taken together with the silicon atom to which they are linked, form an optionally substituted silyl heterocycle;in the presence of a catalyst which is:an organic catalyst selected from the group consisting of
the carbocations of formula (X1)3C+ with X1 representing a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, an aryl group, an alkoxy group, a silyl group, a siloxy group and a halogen atom;
oxoniums chosen from (CH3)3O+BF4? and (CH3CH2)3O+BF4?;
a silylium ion (R5)3Si+ with R5 representing, independently of each other, a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, an alkenyl group, an alkynyl group, an aryl group, a heteroaryl group, a heterocycle, a silyl group, a siloxy group;
disilyl cations;
with the anionic counterion of said silylium ion, of said carbocations and of said disilyl cations being
a halide selected from the group consisting of F?, Cl?, Br? and I?; or
an anion selected from the group consisting of BF4?, SbF6?, B(C6F5)4?, B(C6H5)4?, CF3SO3?, PF6?; or
an organometallic catalyst comprising ruthenium or iridium selected from the group consisting of:
the iridium complexes of formula (II):

in which
R6 represents an alkyl or aryl group;
R7 represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group;
X2 represents a —CH2? group or an oxygen atom;
Y? represents a counterion selected from the group consisting of B(C6F5)4? and B(C6H5)4; and
S represents a solvent molecule, coordinated to the complex, selected from the group consisting of dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), acetonitrile (CH3CN) and acetone (CH3COCH3); and
the ruthenium complexes of formula (III):

in which
R8 represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group;
R9 represents an aryl or an alkyl group, said aryl and alkyl groups being optionally substituted;
Z represents a —CH2? group, an oxygen atom or a sulfur atom; and
A?represents a counterion chosen from B(C6F5)4? and [CHB11H5Cl6]?; or
a catalyst of Lewis acid type selected from the group consisting of:
the boron compound selected from the group consisting of BF3, BF3(Et2O), BCl3, BBr3, triphenylhydroborane, tricyclohexylhydroborane, B(C6F5)3, B-methoxy-9borabicyclo[3.3.1]nonane (B-methoxy-9-BBN), B-benzyl-9-borabicyclo[3.3.1]nonane (B-benzyl-9-BBN);
the borenium compound Me-TBD-BBN30, the borenium ferrocene derivatives corresponding to the formula

in which R10=phenyl and R11 =3,5-dimethylpyridyl;
aluminum compounds selected from the group consisting of AlCl3, AlBr3, aluminum isopropoxide (Al(O-i-Pr)3), aluminum ethoxide (Al(C2H3O2)), Krossing's salt [Aq(CH2Cl2)]{Al [OC(CF3)3]4}, the Li{Al[OC(CF3)3]4}, Et2Al+;
indium compounds chosen from InCl3, In(OTf)3;
iron compounds chosen from FeCl3, Fe(OTf)3
tin compounds chosen from SnCl4, Sn(OTf)2,
phosphorus compounds chosen from PCl3, PCl5, POCl3
trifluoromethanesulfonate or triflate compounds (CF3SO3 ?) of transition metals and of lanthanides chosen from scandium triflate, ytterbium triflate, yttrium triflate, cerium triflate, samarium triflate and neodymium triflate.

US Pat. No. 10,189,864

METAL COMPLEXES BASED ON A BIS(2-PYRIDYLMETHYL)AMINE-BASED SCAFFOLD AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME

Lawrence Livermore Nation...

1. A catalyst, comprising:a ligand comprising a bis(2-pyridylmethyl)amine group, wherein the ligand comprises at least three sp2 nitrogen atoms and at least one sp3 nitrogen atom, and wherein the ligand has a structure selected from the group consisting of:

wherein each R is independently selected from the group consisting of: hydrogen, an ester, an alcohol, and polyethylene glycol (PEG); and
at least one metal cation complexed to the nitrogen atoms of the ligand, wherein the at least one metal cation includes one or more of: Zn2+, and Co2+.

US Pat. No. 10,189,860

HYDRATES OF DOLUTEGRAVIR SODIUM

1. A crystalline form of dolutegravir sodium of formula (I)characterized by a powder X-ray diffractogram comprising peaks at 2-Theta angles of 7.9±0.2°, 9.4±0.2°, 12.5±0.2°, 15.9±0.2° and 20.8±0.2°, when measured with Cu-Katz radiation having a wavelength of 0.15419 nm at room temperature wherein the crystalline form comprises 0.2 to 0.7 mol of water per mol dolutegravir sodium of formula (I) when measured at a relative humidity from 30 to 70% and a temperature of 25±0.1° C.

US Pat. No. 10,189,851

CDK INHIBITORS

G1 Therapeutics, Inc., R...

1. A compound of the structure:

US Pat. No. 10,189,849

CDK INHIBITORS

G1 Therapeutics, Inc., R...

1. A compound of the structure:

US Pat. No. 10,189,848

ETHYNYL DERIVATIVES

Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., ...

1. A compound of formula IwhereinR1 is lower alkyl;
R2 is phenyl or pyridinyl, wherein the N atom in the pyridinyl group may be in different positions;
n is 0, 1 or 2;
V/U are independently from each other O or CH2, wherein V and U cannot be simultaneously O;
L is a five or six membered heteroaryl group, selected from
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or acid addition salt, a racemic mixture, or its corresponding enantiomer and/or optical isomer and/or stereoisomer thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,189,847

OXIME ESTER COMPOUND AND PHOTOPOLYMERIZATION INITIATOR CONTAINING SAID COMPOUND

ADEKA CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. An oxime ester compound represented by general formula (I):wherein R1 and R2 each independently represent R11, OR11, COR11, SR11, CONR12R13, or CN;R11, R12, and R13 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, an aryl group having 6 to 30 carbon atoms, an arylalkyl group having 7 to 30 carbon atoms, or a heterocyclic group having 2 to 20 carbon atoms,
the alkyl group, the aryl group, the arylalkyl group or the heterocyclic group represented by R11, R12, and R13 being optionally further substituted by R21, OR21 COR21, SR21, NR22R23, CONR22R23, —NR22—OR23, —NCOR22—OCOR23, NR22COR21, OCOR21, COOR21, SCOR21, OCSR21, COSR21, CSOR21, a hydroxyl group, a nitro group, CN, a halogen atom, or COOR21;
R21, R22, and R23 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, an aryl group having 6 to 30 carbon atoms, an arylalkyl group having 7 to 30 carbon atoms, or a heterocyclic group having 2 to 20 carbon atoms,
the alkyl group, the aryl group, the arylalkyl group or the heterocyclic group represented by R21, R22, and R23 being optionally further substituted by a hydroxyl group, a nitro group, CN, a halogen atom, a hydroxyl group, or a carboxyl group,
the alkyl group, the aryl group, the arylalkyl group or the heterocyclic group represented by R11, R12, R13, R21, R22and R23 having an alkylene moiety optionally interrupted by —O—, —S—, —COO—, —OCO—, —NR24—, —NR24CO—, —NR24COO—, —OCONR24—, —SCO—, —COS—, —OCS—, or —CSO— at 1 to 5 sites provided that no two oxygen atoms are directly bonded to each other;
R24 represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, an aryl group having 6 to 30 carbon atoms, an arylalkyl group having 7 to 30 carbon atoms, or a heterocyclic group having 2 to 20 carbon atoms,
the alkyl group, the aryl group, the arylalkyl group or the heterocyclic group represented by R11, R12, R13, R21, R22, R23, and R24 having an alkyl moiety that is optionally branched or cyclic;
R3 represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, an aryl group having 6 to 30 carbon atoms, an arylalkyl group having 7 to 30 carbon atoms, or a heterocyclic group having 2 to 20 carbon atoms,
the alkyl group, the aryl group, the arylalkyl group or the heterocyclic group represented by R3 having an alkyl moiety that is optionally branched or cyclic,
R3 and R7, R3 and R8, R4 and R5, R5 and R6, and R6 and R7 being optionally taken together to form a ring,
the alkyl group, the aryl group, the arylalkyl group or the heterocyclic group represented by R3 being optionally further substituted by R21, OR21, COR21, SR21, NR22R23, CONR23R23, —NR22—OR23, —NCOR22—OCOR23, NR22COR21, OCOR21, COOR21, SCOR21, OCSR21, COSR21, CSOR21, a hydroxyl group, a nitro group, CN, a halogen atom, or COOR21;
R4, R5, R6, and R7 each independently represent R11, OR11, SR11, COR14, CONR15R16, NR12COR11, OCOR11, COOR14, SCOR11, OCSR11, COSR14, CSOR11, a hydroxyl group, CN, or a halogen atom,
R4 and R5, R5 and R6, and R6 and R7 being optionally taken together to form a ring;
R14, R15, and R16 each represent a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms,
the alkyl group represented by R14, R15, and R16 being optionally branched or cyclic;
R8 represents R11, OR11, SR11, COR11, CONR12R13, NR 12COR11, OCOR11, COOR11, SCOR11, OCSR11, COSR11, CSOR11, a hydroxyl group, CN, or a halogen atom; and
n represents 0 or 1, and
the oxime ester compound represented by general formula (I) satisfies any of following (1) to (4):
(1) n is 1,
(2) at least one of R4, R5, R6, and R7 is R11, OR11, SR11, COR14, CONR15R16, NR12COR11, OCOR11, SCOR11, OCSR11, COSR14, CSOR11, a hydroxyl group, CN, or a halogen atom; and satisfies the following conditions (2-1) and (2-2);
(2-1) when any of R4, R5, R6, and R7 is R11, R11 represents an alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, an aryl group having 6 to 30 carbon atoms, an arylalkyl group having 7 to 30 carbon atoms, or a heterocyclic group having 2 to 20 carbon atoms, and the hydrogen atom of the group represented by R11 is further substituted by OR21, COR21, SR21, NR22R23, CONR22R23, —NR22—OR23, —NCOR22—OCOR23, NR22COR21, OCOR21, COOR21, SCOR21, OCSR21, COSR21, CSOR21, a hydroxyl group, a nitro group, CN, a halogen atom, or COOR21;
(2-2) when any of R4, R5, R6, and R7 is OR11, OR11, OR11represents an alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, an aryl group having 6 to 30 carbon atoms, an arylalkyl group having 7 to 30 carbon atoms, or a heterocyclic group having 2 to 20 carbon atoms, and the hydrogen atom of the group represented by R11 is further substituted by OR21, COR21, SR21, NR22R23, CONR22R23, —NR22 —OR23, —NCOR22 —OCOR23, NR22COR21, OCOR21, COOR21, SCOR21, OCSR21, COSR21, CSOR21, a hydroxyl group, a nitro group, CN, a halogen atom, or COOR21;
(3) R3 is an arylalkyl group having 7 to 30 carbon atoms or a heterocyclic group having 2 to 20 carbon atoms,
(4) R3 and R7, R3 and R8, R4 and R5, R5 and R6, or R6 and R7 are taken together to form a ring.

US Pat. No. 10,189,842

WNT PATHWAY MODULATORS

Agency for Science, Techn...

10. A pharmaceutical composition comprising a compound according to claim 1 in combination with one or more therapeutically acceptable adjuvents, diluents or carriers.

US Pat. No. 10,189,841

PURINONES AS UBIQUITIN-SPECIFIC PROTEASE 1 INHIBITORS

FORMA Therapeutics, Inc.,...

9. A pharmaceutical composition comprising, a compound of claim 1, and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,189,839

TRICYCLIC IMIDAZOLE COMPOUNDS AS INHIBITORS OF TRYPTOPHAN HYDROXYLASE

ACTELION PHARMACEUTICALS ...

1. A compound of Formula (I)
wherein
X represents —CH2—, —CH2—CH2—, —CH2—CH2—CH2—, —S—, *—CH2—O—, or *—CH2—NRx— wherein Rx represents hydrogen, —CO—(C1-4)alkyl, —(C1-3)alkyl-(C3-6)cycloalkyl, (C3-6)cycloalkyl, or —CO—(C1-4)alkoxy; wherein the asterisks indicate the bond attached to the imidazole ring;
R1a and R1b independently represent hydrogen, methyl, ethyl; or R1a and R1b together with the carbon atom to which they are attached to form a cyclopropyl ring;
R2 represents aryl, or heteroaryl, wherein said aryl or heteroaryl independently is unsubstituted, or mono-, di-, or tri-substituted, wherein the substituents are independently selected from:
(C1-4)alkyl;
(C1-4)alkoxy;
(C3-6)cycloalkyl;
(C1-3)fluoroalkyl;
(C1-3)fluoroalkoxy;
halogen;
cyano;
—(CH2)n—NR21R22; wherein n represents the integer 0 or 1; and
R21 and R22 independently represent hydrogen or (C1-4)alkyl; or
R21 and R22 together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached to form a 4- to 7-membered saturated ring, wherein said ring optionally includes one ring oxygen atom;
—CO—NR23R24, wherein R 23 and R24 independently represent hydrogen or (C1-4)alkyl;
—CO—NH—CN;
—NR25—CO—NR26R27, wherein R25, R26 and R27 independently represent hydrogen or (C1-4)alkyl;
—CO—(C1-4)alkoxy;
phenyl;
hydroxy-(C1-4 )alkyl;
(C1-3)alkoxy-(C1-4)alkyl;
hydroxy-(C2-4)alkoxy; or
(C1-3)alkoxy-(C2-4)alkoxy;
R3 represents aryl, or heteroaryl, wherein said aryl or heteroaryl independently is unsubstituted, or mono-, di-, or tri-substituted, wherein the substituents are independently selected from:
—NR4—Y—R5, wherein
R4 represents hydrogen or (C1-3)alkyl; Y represents a direct bond; and R5 represents (C1-4)alkyl, or (C3-6)cycloalky; or
R4 represents hydrogen or (C1-3)alkyl; Y represents —NRY— wherein RY represents (C1-3)alkyl; and R5 represents (C1-4)alkyl; or
R4 and R5 together with the nitrogen and the —SO2—Y-group to which they are attached to form a 5-, 6-, or 7-membered ring, wherein Y represents a direct bond or —NRY— wherein RY represents (C1-3)alkyl;
—CO—NR6R7, wherein R6 and R7 independently represent hydrogen, (C1-4)alkyl, or (C3-6)cycloalkyl;
—SO2—R8 wherein R8 represents (C1-5)alkyl, or —NR81R82, wherein R81 and R82 independently represent hydrogen or (C1-4)alkyl;
—(CH2)m—NR9R10; wherein m represents the integer 0 or 1; and
R9 and R10 independently represent hydrogen, (C1-4)alkyl, (C2-3)fluoroalkyl, hydroxy-(C2-4)alkyl, (C1-4)alkoxy-(C2-4)alkyl; or
R9 and R10 together with the nitrogen to which they are attached to form a 4-to 7-membered ring optionally including an oxygen ring atom or a group —NR11— wherein
R11 represents (C1-4)alkyl, and wherein said ring is optionally substituted with one or two fluorine substituents;
(C1-4)alkyl;
(C3-6)cycloalkyl;
(C1-4)alkoxy;
(C1-3)fluoroalkyl;
(C1-3)fluoroalkoxy;
halogen;
cyano; or
5-membered heteroaryl;or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,189,832

CRYSTALLINE SOLID FORMS OF A BET INHIBITOR

Incyte Corporation, Wilm...

1. A solid form of a compound having the formula:
wherein the solid form is crystalline;
and wherein the solid form has Form I and has a characteristic XRPD peak, in terms of 2-theta, at about 12.7 degrees.

US Pat. No. 10,189,829

INHIBITING AGENTS FOR BRUTON'S TYROSINE KINASE

BIOGEN MA INC., Cambridg...

1. A compound represented by the following formula:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,189,828

1-METHYLPYRAZOLE-PIPERAZINE COMPOUNDS HAVING MULTIMODAL ACTIVITY AGAINST PAIN

LABORATORIOS DEL DR. ESTE...

1. A compound of formula (I):
wherein
n is 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6;
Y—W is CRY—N;
X is a bond or —CR6R6—;
R1 is substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted aryl, or substituted or unsubstituted heterocyclyl;
R2 is substituted or unsubstituted C1-6 alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C2-6 alkenyl, substituted or unsubstituted C2-6 alkynyl, substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted aryl, or substituted or unsubstituted heterocyclyl;
R3 is hydrogen, substituted or unsubstituted C1-6 alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C2-6 alkenyl, substituted or unsubstituted C2-6 alkynyl, substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted aryl, substituted or unsubstituted heterocyclyl, substituted or unsubstituted alkylcycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted alkylaryl, or substituted or unsubstituted alkylheterocyclyl;
R4, R4? , R4? and R4?? are independently selected from hydrogen or unsubstituted C1-6 alkyl, unsubstituted C2-6 alkenyl, and unsubstituted C2-6 alkynyl;
R5 and R5? are independently selected from hydrogen or unsubstituted C1-6 alkyl, unsubstituted C2-6 alkenyl, and unsubstituted C2-6 alkynyl;
R6 is selected from hydrogen, halogen, —OR7, substituted or unsubstituted C1-6 alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C2-6 alkenyl, substituted or unsubstituted C2-6 alkynyl, —C(O)OR7, —C(O)NR7R7?, —NR7C(O)R7?, and —NR7R7??—;
R6? is selected from hydrogen, substituted or unsubstituted C1-6 alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C2-6 alkenyl, and substituted or unsubstituted C2-6 alkynyl;
wherein R7 and R7? are independently selected from hydrogen, unsubstituted C1-6 alkyl, unsubstituted C2-6 alkenyl, unsubstituted C2-6 alkynyl , and unsubstituted acetyl;
and R7?? is selected from hydrogen, unsubstituted C1-6 alkyl, unsubstituted C2-6 alkenyl, unsubstituted C2-6 alkynyl and -Boc;
Ry is selected from hydrogen, substituted or unsubstituted C1-6 alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C2-6 alkenyl, and substituted or unsubstituted C2-6 alkynyl;
optionally as a stereoisomer, a racemate or a mixture of at least two of stereoisomers, in any mixing ratio, or a corresponding salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,189,823

NEPRILYSIN INHIBITORS

1. A method for treating hypertension, the method comprising administering to patient a therapeutically effective amount of a compound of the following structure:or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof;wherein the hypertension is selected from the group consisting of primary hypertension, secondary hypertension, hypertension with accompanying renal disease, severe hypertension with or without accompanying renal disease, pulmonary hypertension, and resistant hypertension.

US Pat. No. 10,189,820

HETEROCYCLIC AMIDES USEFUL AS PROTEIN MODULATORS

GlaxoSmithKline Intellect...

1. A compound which is (E)-1-(4-(5-carbamoyl-2-(1-ethyl-3-methyl-1H-pyrazole-5-carboxamido)-7-(3-morpholinopropoxy)-1H-benzo[d]imidazol-1-yl)but-2-en-1-yl)-2-(1-ethyl-3-methyl-1H-pyrazole-5-carboxamido)-7-methoxy-1H-benzo[d]imidazole-5-carboxamide having the structure ofor a tautomer thereof,or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,or a hydrate thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,189,816

SUBSTITUTED PYRIDINES AS INHIBITORS OF HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS REPLICATION

ViiV HEALTHCARE UK (NO. 5...

2. A compound of claim 1, wherein the compound is:or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,189,809

SGC STIMULATORS

Ironwood Pharmaceuticals,...

1. A compound according to Formula I, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,
wherein:
ring B is a phenyl or a 6-membered heteroaryl ring containing 1 or 2 nitrogen atoms in the ring;
n is an integer selected from 0 to 3;
each JB is independently selected from halogen, —CN, —NO2, a C1-6 aliphatic, —ORB or a C3-8 cycloaliphatic group; wherein each said C1-6 aliphatic and each said C3-8 cycloaliphatic group is optionally and independently substituted with up to 3 instances of R3;
each RB is independently selected from hydrogen, a C1-6 aliphatic or a C3-8 cycloaliphatic; wherein each said C1-6 aliphatic and each said C3-8 cycloaliphatic ring is optionally and independently substituted with up to 3 instances of R3;
each R3 is independently selected from halogen, —CN, C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 haloalkyl, —O(C 1-4 alkyl) or —O(C1-4 haloalkyl);
X is C-JD or C—H;
o is an integer selected from 0 to 3;
each JD is independently selected from —NO2, —ORD, —SRD, —C(O)RD, —C(O)ORD, —C(O)N(RD)2, —CN, —N(RD)2, —N(Rd)C(O)RD, —N(Rd)C(O)ORD, —SO2RD, —SO2N(RD)2, —N(Rd)SO2RD, a C1-6 aliphatic, —(C1-6 aliphatic)-RD, a C3-8 cycloaliphatic ring, a 6 to 10-membered aryl ring, a 4 to 8-membered heterocyclic ring or a 5 to 10-membered heteroaryl ring; wherein each said 4 to 8-membered heterocylic ring and each said 5 to 10-membered heteroaryl ring contains between 1 and 3 heteroatoms independently selected from O, N or S; and wherein each said C1-6 aliphatic, each said C3-8 cycloaliphatic ring, each said 6 to 10-membered aryl ring, each said 4 to 8-membered heterocyclic ring and each said 5 to 10-membered heteroaryl ring is optionally and independently substituted with up to 3 instances of R5;
each RD is independently selected from hydrogen, a C1-6 aliphatic, —(C1-6 aliphatic)-Rf, a C3-8 cycloaliphatic ring, a 4 to 8-membered heterocyclic ring, phenyl or a 5 to 6-membered heteroaryl ring; wherein each said 4 to 8-membered heterocylic ring and each said 5 to 6-membered heteroaryl ring contains between 1 and 3 heteroatoms independently selected from O, N or S; and wherein each said C1-6 aliphatic, each said C3-8 cycloaliphatic ring, each said 4 to 8-membered heterocyclic ring, each said phenyl and each said 5 to 6-membered heteroaryl ring is optionally and independently substituted with up to 3 instances of R5;
each Rd is independently selected from hydrogen, a C1-6 aliphatic, —(C1-6 aliphatic)-Rf, a C3-8 cycloaliphatic ring, a 4 to 8-membered heterocyclic ring, phenyl or a 5 to 6-membered heteroaryl ring; wherein each said heterocylic ring and each said heteroaryl ring contains between 1 and 3 heteroatoms independently selected from O, N or S; and wherein each said C1-6 aliphatic, each said C3-8 cycloaliphatic ring, each said 4 to 8-membered heterocyclic ring, each said phenyl and each said 5 to 6-membered heteroaryl ring is optionally and independently substituted by up to 3 instances of R5;
each Rf is independently selected from a C3-8 cycloaliphatic ring, a 4 to 8-membered heterocyclic ring, phenyl or a 5 to 6-membered heteroaryl ring; wherein each said heterocylic ring and each said heteroaryl ring contains between 1 and 3 heteroatoms independently selected from O, N or S; and wherein each said C3-8 cycloaliphatic ring, each said 4 to 8-membered heterocyclic ring, each said phenyl and each said 5 to 6-membered heteroaryl ring is optionally and independently substituted by up to 3 instances of R5;
alternatively, two instances of RD linked to the same nitrogen atom of JD, together with said nitrogen atom of JD, form a 4 to 8-membered heterocyclic ring or a 5-membered heteroaryl ring; wherein each said 4 to 8-membered heterocyclic ring and each said 5-membered heteroaryl ring optionally contains up to 2 additional heteroatoms independently selected from N, O or S, and wherein each said 4 to 8-membered heterocyclic ring and each said 5-membered heteroaryl ring is optionally and independently substituted by up to 3 instances of R5; or
alternatively, one instance of RD linked to a carbon, oxygen or sulfur atom of JD and one instance of Rd linked to a nitrogen atom of the same JD, together with said carbon, oxygen or sulfur and said nitrogen atom of that same JD, form a 4 to 8-membered heterocyclic ring or a 5-membered heteroaryl ring; wherein each said 4 to 8-membered heterocyclic ring and each said 5-membered heteroaryl ring optionally contains up to 2 additional heteroatoms independently selected from N, O or S, and wherein each said 4 to 8-membered heterocyclic ring and each said 5-membered heteroaryl ring is optionally and independently substituted by up to 3 instances of R5;
each R5 is independently selected from halogen, —CN, —NO2, C1-4 alkyl, a C7-12 aralkyl, C3-8 cycloalkyl ring, C1-4 haloalkyl, C1-4 cyanoalkyl, —OR6, —SR6, —COR6, —OC(O)R6, —C(O)OR6, —C(O)N(R6)2, —N(R6)C(O)R6, —N(R6)2, —SO2R6, —SO2N(R6)2, —N(R6)SO2R6, phenyl or an oxo group; wherein each said phenyl group is optionally and independently substituted with up to 3 instances of halogen, —OH, —NH2, —NH(C 1-4 alkyl), —N(C1-4 alkyl)2, —NO2, —CN, C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 haloalkyl, —O(C1-4 alkyl) or —O(C1-4 haloalkyl); and wherein each said C7-12 aralkyl and each said cycloalkyl group is optionally and independently substituted with up to 3 instances of halogen;
each R6 is independently selected from hydrogen, a C1-4 alkyl, a C2-4 alkenyl, phenyl, a C7-12 aralkyl or a C3-8 cycloalkyl ring; wherein each of said C1-4 alkyl, each said C2-4 alkenyl, each said phenyl, each said C7-12 aralkyl and each said cycloalkyl group is optionally and independently substituted with up to 3 instances of halogen;
alternatively, two instances of R6 linked to the same nitrogen atom of R5, together with said nitrogen atom of R5, form a 5 to 8-membered heterocyclic ring or a 5-membered heteroaryl ring; wherein each said 5 to 8-membered heterocyclic ring and each said 5-membered heteroaryl ring optionally contains up to 2 additional heteroatoms independently selected from N, O or S; or
alternatively, one instance of R6 linked to a nitrogen atom of R5 and one instance of R6 linked to a carbon or sulfur atom of the same R5, together with said nitrogen and said carbon or sulfur atom of the same R5, form a 5 to 8-membered heterocyclic ring or a 5-membered heteroaryl ring; wherein each said 5 to 8-membered heterocyclic ring and each said 5-membered heteroaryl ring optionally contains up to 2 additional heteroatoms independently selected from N, O or S;
or, alternatively, two JD groups attached to two vicinal ring D atoms, taken together with said two vicinal ring D atoms, form a 5 to 7-membered heterocycle resulting in a fused ring D wherein said 5 to 7-membered heterocycle contains from 1 to 3 heteroatoms independently selected from N, O or S; and wherein said 5 to 7-membered heterocycle is optionally and independently substituted by up to 3 instances of halogen, —OH, —NH2, —NH(C 1-4 alkyl), —N(C1-4 alkyl)2, —CN, C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 haloalkyl, —O(C1-4 alkyl), —O(C1-4 haloalkyl) oxo or phenyl; wherein said phenyl is optionally and independently substituted by up to three instances of halogen, —OH, —NH2, —NH(C1-4 alkyl), —N(C1-4 alkyl)2, —NO2, —CN, C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 haloalkyl, —O(C1-4 alkyl) or —O(C1-4 haloalkyl);
RC is selected from —CN or a ring C;
ring C is a phenyl ring, a monocyclic 5 or 6-membered heteroaryl ring, a bicyclic 8 to 10-membered heteroaryl ring, a monocyclic 3 to 10-membered cycloaliphatic ring, or a monocyclic 4 to 10-membered heterocycle ; wherein said monocyclic 5 or 6-membered heteroaryl ring, said bicyclic 8 to 10-membered heteroaryl ring, or said monocyclic 4 to 10-membered heterocycle contain between 1 and 4 heteroatoms selected from N, O or S; wherein said monocyclic 5 or 6-membered heteroaryl ring is not a 1,3,5-triazinyl ring; and wherein said phenyl, monocyclic 5 to 6-membered heteroaryl ring, bicyclic 8 to 10-membered heteroaryl ring, or monocyclic 4 to 10-membered heterocycle is optionally and independently substituted with up to 3 instances of JC;
each JC is independently selected from halogen, —CN, —NO2, a C1-6 aliphatic, —ORH, —SRH, —N(RH)2, a C3-8 cycloaliphatic ring or a 4 to 8-membered heterocyclic ring; wherein said 4 to 8-membered heterocyclic ring contains 1 or 2 heteroatoms independently selected from N, O or S; wherein each said C1-6 aliphatic, each said C3-8 cycloaliphatic ring and each said 4 to 8-membered heterocyclic ring, is optionally and independently substituted with up to 3 instances of R7; or alternatively, two JC groups attached to two vicinal ring C atoms, taken together with said two vicinal ring C atoms, form a 5 to 7-membered heterocycle resulting in a fused ring C; wherein said 5 to 7-membered heterocycle contains from 1 to 2 heteroatoms independently selected from N, O or S;
each RH is independently selected from hydrogen, a C1-6 aliphatic, a C3-8 cycloaliphatic ring or a 4 to 8-membered heterocyclic ring, wherein each said 4 to 8-membered heterocylic ring contains between 1 and 3 heteroatoms independently selected from O, N or S; and wherein each said C1-6 aliphatic, each said C3-8 cycloaliphatic ring, each said 4 to 8-membered heterocyclic ring, is optionally and independently substituted with up to 3 instances of R7;
alternatively, two instances of RH linked to the same nitrogen atom of JC, together with said nitrogen atom of JC, form a 4 to 8-membered heterocyclic ring or a 5-membered heteroaryl ring; wherein each said 4 to 8-membered heterocyclic ring and each said 5-membered heteroaryl ring optionally contains up to 2 additional heteroatoms independently selected from N, O or S, and wherein each said 4 to 8-membered heterocyclic ring and each said 5-membered heteroaryl ring is optionally and independently substituted by up to 3 instances of R7; or
each R7 is independently selected from halogen, —CN, —NO2, C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 haloalkyl, C3-8 cycloalkyl ring, —OR8, —SR8, —N(R8)2, or an oxo group; wherein each said cycloalkyl group is optionally and independently substituted with up to 3 instances of halogen;
each R8 is independently selected from hydrogen, a C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 haloalkyl or a C3-8 cycloalkyl ring; wherein each said cycloalkyl group is optionally and independently substituted with up to 3 instances of halogen;
alternatively, two instances of R8 linked to the same nitrogen atom of R7, together with said nitrogen atom of R7, form a 5 to 8-membered heterocyclic ring or a 5-membered heteroaryl ring; wherein each said 5 to 8-membered heterocyclic ring and each said 5-membered heteroaryl ring optionally contains up to 2 additional heteroatoms independently selected from N, O or S;
RA is selected from hydrogen, halogen, C1-4 alkyl or C1-4 haloalkyl.

US Pat. No. 10,189,807

TETRAHYDROTHIOPHENE-BASED GABA AMINOTRANSFERASE INACTIVATORS

Northwestern University, ...

1. A method of modulating activity of a GABA aminotransferase, said method comprising: providing a compound of a formula
or a salt thereof; and
contacting said compound with a medium comprising GABA aminotransferase, said compound in an amount effective to modulate GABA aminotransferase activity, thereby reducing glutamate production in said medium.

US Pat. No. 10,189,800

METHOD FOR PREPARING N-(1,3,4-OXADIAZOL-2-YL)ARYLCARBOXAMIDES

BAYER CROPSCIENCE AKTIENG...

1. A method for preparing N-(1,3,4-oxadiazol-2-yl)arylcarboxamide of formula (I) by reacting 2-amino-1,3,4-oxadiazoles of formula (II) with benzoic acids of formula (III),
wherein said method is carried out
a) in the presence of an activating reagent selected from the group consisting of thionyl chloride, phosgene, diphosgene, mesyl chloride, tosyl chloride, POCl3, PCl5, oxalyl chloride and C1-C8-alkyl-OC(O)C1, and
(b) in the presence of a base of formula (IV),

and
c) where the substituents are as defined herein below:
R1 is hydrogen, C3-C12-cycloalkyl, C1-C8-alkyl, C1-C5-alkoxy, halogen, cyano or phenyl,
R2 is hydrogen, C1-C5-alkyl or halogen,
R3 is hydrogen, C1-C8-alkyl, C1-C8-alkylsulphenyl, C1-C8-alkylsulphinyl or C1-C8-alkylsulphonyl,
R4 is C1-C5-alkyl or C1-C3-haloalkyl, and
R5 is C1-C12-alkyl or phenyl.

US Pat. No. 10,189,797

CHEMICAL MODULATORS OF IMMUNE CHECKPOINTS AND THERAPEUTIC USE

Duke University, Durham,...

1. A method of treating cancer in a subject in need thereof, the method comprisingadministering to the subject an effective amount of a compound of formula (I), or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,

wherein,
R1a is OR4 or NR8—SO2—R9;
R1b, R1c and R1e are hydrogen;
R1d is halogen;
A is heteroaryl selected from the group consisting of benzoimidazolyl, 1,2,4-triazolyl, indolyl, pyridinyl, pyrimidinyl, thiazolyl, and quinolinyl;
D is hydrogen, halogen, nitro, alkyl, cyano, haloalkyl, aryl or heteroaryl, selected from the group consisting of benzoimidazolyl, 1,2,4-triazolyl, indolyl, pyridinyl, pyrimidinyl, and quinolinyl with 0-5 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halogen, nitro, alkyl, cyano, haloalkyl, alkoxyalkyl, heteroalkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, heterocycle, carboxyl, heterocyclealkyl, OR4, SR5, NR6R7, and NR8—SO2—R9;
R4 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, —C(O)-alkyl, —C(O)-alkenyl, —C(O)-alkoxyalkyl, —C(O)-heteroalkyl, —C(O)-heteroaryl, —C(O)—O-heteroalkyl, —C(O)—O-heteroaryl, —C(O)—O-alkyl, —C(O)—O-alkenyl, —C(O)—O-alkoxyalkyl, —C(O)—NH-alkyl, and —C(O)-heterocycle;
R5, R6 and R7 are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, alkyl, —C(O)-alkyl, —C(O)-alkoxyalkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, and heteroalkyl;
R8 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and alkyl; and
R9 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, alkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, arylalkyl, heterocycle, and heteroarylalkyl; and
wherein the cancer is breast cancer.

US Pat. No. 10,189,796

[4-(1,3,3-TRIMETHYL-2-OXO-3,4-DIHYDRO-1H-QUINOXALIN-7-YL)PHENOXY]ETHYLOXY COMPOUND OR SALT THEREOF

SANTEN PHARMACEUTICAL CO....

1. A compound of general formula (1):
wherein R1 represents a hydrogen atom, a lower alkyl group which may have a substituent(s), a carboxyl group, an ester of a carboxyl group, an amide of a carboxyl group or a cyano group; and
R2 represents a hydrogen atom, a lower alkylcarbonyl group which may have a substituent(s), a lower cycloalkylcarbonyl group which may have a substituent(s), an arylcarbonyl group which may have a substituent(s), a heterocyclic carbonyl group which may have a substituent(s), an ester of a carboxyl group, an amide of a carboxyl group, a phosphate group or an ester of a phosphate group,
or a salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,189,785

HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUND

Takeda Pharmaceuticals Co...

1. A compound represented by a formula:
wherein
ring Ar represents an optionally further substituted aromatic heterocycle or an optionally further substituted C6-14 aromatic hydrocarbon ring;
ring A represents an optionally further substituted C6-14 aromatic hydrocarbon ring or an optionally further substituted heterocycle;
R1 represents an optionally substituted C6-14 aryl group, an optionally substituted C3-10 cycloalkyl group or an optionally substituted heterocyclic group
except that when R1 is an optionally substituted heterocyclic group, R1 is represented by a formula:

wherein ring B represents an optionally further substituted heterocycle, and
[Formula 3]

represents a single bond or a double bond, or a formula:

wherein ring D represents an optionally further substituted nitrogen-containing heterocycle,
R2 represents a hydrogen atom, or
R1 and R2 are bonded to each other to form an optionally substituted 5- or 6-membered aromatic heterocycle or an optionally substituted benzene ring
or a salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,189,784

N-(5-((ARYL OR HETEROARYL)METHYLOXY)PENTYL)-SUBSTITUTED IMINOSUGARS AS INHIBITORS OF GLUCOSYLCERAMIDE SYNTHASE

ACADEMISCH MEDISCH CENTRU...

1. A compound of general structure I or Ia:
wherein:
each of R19-R26 is independently selected from H, F, Me or Et;
R27 and R28 is independently selected from the group consisting of H, F, CF3 and C1-C8 linear or branched alkyl;
X is:

wherein
Y1-Y5 are independently selected from the group of C and N-atoms provided that not more than two of Y1-Y5 are a N-atom, and provided that if one or two of Y1-Y5 is a N-atom, the R-group attached to that N-atom is void;
Y6-Y9 are independently selected from the group of C-, S-, N- and O-atoms and comprise at least one of an S-, N- or O-atom, provided that Y6-Y9 comprises at most one S-atom, at most one N-atom and/or at most one O-atom, and provided that if one of Y6-Y9 is a S- or
O-atom, the R-group attached to any S-, N- and/or O-atom is void, and provided that if none of Y6-Y9 is a S- or O-atom, the R-group attached to any N-atom is selected from the group consisting of H, C1-C8 linear or branched alkyl, IV and V, and provided that O and S-atoms are not concomitantly present;
one of R1-R9 is

and the remaining of R1-R9 are independently selected from the group consisting of H, F, Cl, Br, I, CN, CF3, C1-C8 linear or branched alkyl and C1-C8 linear or branched oxyalkyl;
wherein
Y10-Y14 are independently selected from the group of C- and N-atoms provided that not more than two of Y10-Y14 are a N-atom, and provided that if one or two of Y10-Y14 is a N-atom, the R-group attached to that N-atom is void;
Y15-Y18 are independently selected from the group of C-, S-, N- and O-atoms and Y19 is selected from the group consisting of a C-atom and a N-atom, provided that Y15-Y19 comprises at most one S-atom, at most one N-atom and/or at most one O-atom, provided that if one of Y15-Y19 is a S- or O-atom, the group attached to any S-, N and/or O-atom is void, and provided that if none of Y15-Y19 is a S- or O-atom, the group attached to any N-atom is selected from the group consisting of H or C1-C8 linear or branched alkyl, and provided that O and S-atoms are not concomitantly present;
R10-R18 are independently selected from the group consisting of H, F, Cl, Br, I, CN, CF3, C1-C8 linear or branched alkyl or C1-C8 linear or branched oxyalkyl, and/or wherein two of R10-R18 form a linear or branched fused alkylene or alkylenedioxy ring on two adjacent atoms of Y10-Y18;
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, ester, hydrate, and/or solvate thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,189,781

ONIUM SALT AND COMPOSITION COMPRISING THE SAME

ASAHI KASEI E-MATERIALS C...

1. A composition comprising:an onium salt comprising a compound A represented by the general formula (1):

wherein R1 and R2 each represent a group selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, an alkyl group, a hydroxy group, a carboxyl group, an alkoxy group, an aryloxy group, an alkylcarbonyl group, an arylcarbonyl group, an aralkylcarbonyl group, an alkoxycarbonyl group , an aryloxycarbonyl group, an alkyl group, an aralkyl group, an aryloxycarbonyl-group, an aralkyloxycarbonyl group, an alkylcarbonyloxy group, an arylcarbonyloxy group, an aralkylcarbonyloxy group, an alkoxycarbonyloxy group, an aryloxycarbonyloxy group, an aralkyloxycarbonyloxy group, an arylthiocarbonyl group, an arylthio group, an alkylthio group, an aryl group, a heterocyclic hydrocarbon group, an alkylsulfmyl group, an arylsulfmyl group, an alkylsulfonyl group, an arylsulfonyl group, a hydroxy(poly)alkyleneoxy group, an optionally substituted amino group, a cyano group, and a nitro group, and are the same or different from each other;
R3, R4, and R5 each represent a group selected from the group consisting of an aryloxy group, an arylcarbonyl group, an aralkylcarbonyl group, an aryloxycarbonyl group, an aralkyl group, an aralkyloxycarbonyl group, an alkylcarbonyloxy group, an arylcarbonyloxy group, an aralkylcarbonyloxy group, an aryloxycarbonyloxy group, an aralkyloxycarbonyloxy group, an arylthiocarbonyl group, an arylthio group, an aryl group, an alkylsulfmyl group, an arylsulfinyl group, and an arylsulfonyl group;
X is sulfur;
n represents an integer of 0 to 3;
m represents an integer of 1 to 4;
n and m satisfy n+m<4; and
R6 represents an atomic group capable of forming a monovalent anion; and
wherein the R6 is one group selected from the group consisting of SbY6?, PY6?, AsY6?, BY4?, and CY3SO3? (wherein Y represents at least one selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, Cl, Br, and I), or is represented by the following general formula (3):

wherein each Y? represents a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, or an alkyl group, and at least one of the Y? is a halogen atom;
an onium salt comprising a compound B represented by the general formula (2):
wherein R7 and R8 each represent a group selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, an alkyl group, a hydroxy group, a carboxyl group, an alkoxy group, an aryloxy group, an alkylcarbonyl group, an arylcarbonyl group, an aralkylcarbonyl group, an alkoxycarbonyl group, an aryloxycarbonyl group, an aralkyl group, an aralkyloxycarbonyl group, an alkylcarbonyloxy group, an arylcarbonyloxy group, an aralkylcarbonyloxy group, an alkoxycarbonyloxy group, an aryloxycarbonyloxy group, an aralkyloxycarbonyloxy group, an arylthiocarbonyl group, an arylthio group, an alkylthio group, an aryl group, a heterocyclic hydrocarbon group, an alkylsulfinyl group, an arylsulfinyl group, an alkylsulfonyl group, an arylsulfonyl group, a hydroxy(poly)alkyleneoxy group, an optionally substituted amino group, a cyano group, and a nitro group, and are the same or different from each other;R9 represents a group selected from the group consisting of an aryloxy group, an arylcarbonyl group, an aralkylcarbonyl group, an aryloxycarbonyl group, an aralkyl group, an aralkyloxycarbonyl group, an alkylcarbonyloxy group, an arylcarbonyloxy group, an aralkylcarbonyloxy group, an aryloxycarbonyloxy group, an aralkyloxycarbonyloxy group, an arylthiocarbonyl group, an arylthio group, an aryl group, an alkylsulfinyl group, an arylsulfinyl group, and an arylsulfonyl group;
R10 represents an atomic group capable of forming a monovalent anion; andwherein the R10 is one group selected from the group consisting of SbY6?, PY6?, AsY6?, BY4?, and CY3SO3? (wherein the Y represents at least one selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, Cl, Br, and I), or is represented by the following general formula (3):
wherein each Y? represents a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, or an alkyl group, and at least one of the Y? is a halogen atom.

US Pat. No. 10,189,775

CARBOCYCLIC COMPOUNDS AS ROR GAMMA MODULATORS

GLENMARK PHARMACEUTICALS ...

1. A compound of formula (I)or a tautomer thereof, stereoisomer thereof or pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,whereinR1 is selected from amino, hydroxyl, C1-8alkyl and C1-8alkoxy;
R2 is selected from C1-8alkyl, haloC1-8alkyl, hydroxyC1-8alkyl, C3-6cycloalkyl and C3-6cycloalkylC1-8alkyl;
R3 is selected from hydrogen, C1-8alkyl, haloC1-8alkyl and hydroxyC1-8alkyl;
R4 is selected from C1-8alkyl, C1-8alkoxy, haloC1-8alkyl, hydroxyC1-8alkyl, C3-6cycloalkyl and C3-6cycloalkylC1-8alkyl;
each occurrence of R5 is independently selected from halogen, hydroxyl, cyano, C1-8alkyl, C1-8alkoxy, haloC1-8alkyl, haloC1-8alkoxy, hydroxyC1-8alkyl, C3-6cycloalkyl and optionally substituted C6-14aryl, wherein the substitution on C6-14aryl is halogen;
each occurrence of R6 is independently selected from halogen, cyano, hydroxyl, C1-8alkyl and C3-6cycloalkyl;
Ra and Rb , which may be same or different, are each independently selected from hydrogen and C1-8alkyl; or Ra and Rb together may form an oxo group;
‘n’ is 1, 2, 3 or 4;
‘m’ is 0, 1 or 2; and
‘p’ is 0 or 1.

US Pat. No. 10,189,774

HIGH PENETRATION PRODRUG COMPOSITIONS OF MUSTARDS AND MUSTARD-RELATED COMPOUNDS

Techfields Pharma Co., Lt...

1. A compound chosen from:N,N-diethylaminoethyl 4-[bis(2-chloroethyl)amino]benzenebutyrate.HA; anddiethylaminoethyl 4-[bis(2-methylsulfonylethyl)amino]benzenebutyrate.HA,wherein HA is selected from hydrochloric acid, hydrobromic acid, hydroiodic acid, nitric acid, sulfic acid, bisulfic acid, phosphoric acid, phosphorous acid, phosphonic acid, isonicotinic acid, acetic acid, lactic acid, salicylic acid, citric acid, tartaric acid, pantothenic acid, bitartaric acid, ascorbic acid, succinic acid, maleic acid, gentisinic acid, fumaric acid, gluconic acid, glucaronic acid, saccharic acid, formic acid, benzoic acid, glutamic acid, methanesulfonic acid, ethanesulfonic acid, benzensulfonic acid, p-toluenesulfonic acid and pamoic acid.

US Pat. No. 10,189,745

CORROSION-RESISTANT MEMBER AND ELECTROSTATIC CHUCK DEVICE

SUMITOMO OSAKA CEMENT CO....

1. A corrosion-resistant member comprisinga composite oxide sintered compact containing aluminum, samarium, and a rare earth metal element other than samarium,
wherein the rare earth metal element other than samarium has an ionic radius of 0.88×10?10 m or more, and
a crystal phase of the composite oxide sintered compact is (i) an orthorhombic perovskite phase or (ii) an orthorhombic perovskite phase and a rare earth metal element other than samarium.

US Pat. No. 10,189,740

OPTICAL GLASS, PREFORM, AND OPTICAL ELEMENT

OHARA INC., Kanagawa (JP...

1. An optical glass comprising, in mol %,40.00 to 65.0% of an SiO2 component,
1.0 to 9.03% of an Nb2O5 component,
1.0 to 35.0% of an Na2O component,
less than 9.0% of a ZrO2 component, and
less than 2.5% of a CaO component,
and having
a refractive index (nd) of 1.62 to 1.75,
an Abbe number (?d) of 30 to 42, and
a partial dispersion ratio (?g,F) of no greater than 0.594.

US Pat. No. 10,189,737

FIBER OPTIC MANUFACTURING IN SPACE

FOMS Inc., San Diego, CA...

1. A method comprising:forming an optical fiber in a low gravity environment, the optical fiber formed with a primary coating;
causing the optical fiber to be returned to a terrestrial environment; and
forming a secondary coating on the optical fiber in the terrestrial environment.

US Pat. No. 10,189,736

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A GLASS ROLL

NIPPON ELECTRIC GLASS CO....

1. A method of manufacturing a glass roll, comprising:forming, while conveying a glass film to a downstream side, the glass film by a forming device for carrying out a downdraw method;
rolling the glass film while superposing a first protective film on the glass film at a downstream end of a path of the conveying in the forming, to thereby manufacture a source glass roll;
unrolling, while conveying the glass film to the downstream side, the glass film from the source glass roll; and
rerolling the glass film while superposing a second protective film on the glass film at a downstream end of a path of the conveying in the unrolling to thereby manufacture a glass roll,
wherein, in the forming, the glass film at the downstream side of the forming device is conveyed while only a first surface of the glass film is contact-supported,
wherein, in the unrolling, the glass film at the downstream side of the source glass roll is conveyed while only the first surface of the glass film is contact-supported,
wherein, in the unrolling, a plurality of rollers is arranged on a conveying path from the source glass roll to the glass roll and contact-supports only the first surface of the glass film, the rollers changing a direction of conveying the glass film so that the glass film is bent toward the first surface side thereof, and wherein a wrap angle of the glass film relative to each of the rollers to the glass film is an acute angle, and wherein tension in a rerolling direction to be applied to the glass film in the rerolling is set higher than tension in the rolling direction to be applied to the glass film in the rolling.

US Pat. No. 10,189,701

SENSOR, FILTER ELEMENT COMPRISING A SENSOR AND USE OF SAID TYPE OF FILTER ELEMENT

CARL FREUDENBERG KG, Wei...

1. A filter element, comprising:a main part; and
a sensor, comprising:
an electronic chip; and
a sensor chip,
wherein the electronic chip and sensor chip are arranged within a functional space which is at most 5 mm long, at most 3 mm wide, and at most 0.8 mm high,
wherein the sensor is arranged on the main part,
wherein the main part includes a filter medium including an upstream side and a downstream side,
wherein the sensor chip is high-resolution such that a pressure differential between the upstream side and the downstream side in a range of from 10 to 500 Pa can be detected, and
wherein the sensor chip has a resolution of 5 Pa.

US Pat. No. 10,189,699

MEMS DEVICE AND MEMS VACUUM MICROPHONE

INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG,...

1. A method of reading out a MEMS device, the MEMS device comprising first membrane element, a second membrane element spaced apart from the first membrane element, a low pressure region between the first and second membrane elements, the low pressure region having a pressure less than an ambient pressure, and a counter electrode structure comprising a first conducting layer, which is at least partially arranged in the low pressure region or extends in the low pressure region, wherein the first conducting layer comprises a segmentation providing an electrical isolation between a first portion of the first conducting layer and a second portion of the first conducting layer, the method comprising:providing a signal generated by a deflection of the first membrane element and a deflection of the second membrane element.

US Pat. No. 10,189,698

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MONITORING AND CONTROLLING DISPENSER FLUID REFILL

GOJO INDUSTRIES, INC., A...

1. A fluid dispensing system comprising:a counter mountable fluid dispenser comprising:
a below deck reservoir for storing a fluid;
an above deck spout including an outlet port at a front portion of the spout, the outlet port being in fluid communication with the reservoir for dispensing fluid stored in the reservoir, and an external supply port at a rear portion of the spout, with the external supply port including a quick disconnect socket connected with the reservoir by a supply passage to supply fluid to the reservoir; and
an access door assembled with the spout, the access door being movable between a closed position blocking access to the external supply port and an open position permitting access to the external supply port; and
an external refill container for storing a refill fluid, the external refill container including a quick disconnect plug connectable with the quick disconnect socket;
wherein the spout includes a release button disposed on an outer surface of the spout, the release button being depressible to disengage the quick disconnect plug from the quick disconnect socket.

US Pat. No. 10,189,668

SHEET CUTTING MACHINE

Horizon International Inc...

1. A sheet cutting machine for cutting a first sheet into second sheets and margins, the machine comprising:a first conveying part arranged to convey the first sheet along a conveying path;
a cutting part arranged downstream of and apart from the first conveying part to cut the first sheet in a direction perpendicular to a conveying direction;
a sorting unit arranged to remove the margins from the conveying path, the margins being cut off from the first sheet by the cutting part; and
a control unit configured to control the first conveying part, the cutting part and the sorting unit based on. cutting information about cutting of the first sheet,
the sorting unit including:
a second conveying part arranged downstream of and apart from the cutting part to receive the first sheet from the first conveying part and to convey the second sheets cut off from the first sheet by the cutting part;
a retracting mechanism arranged to upwardly retract the second conveying part from the conveying path; and
a deflecting plate for deflecting the first sheet away from the conveying path while the first sheet is conveyed by the first conveying part, the deflecting plate being moved together with the second conveying part by the retracting mechanism, wherein
when a first length in the conveying, direction of the margin to be cut off is shorter than a predetermined distance between the cutting part and the second conveying part, the first sheet is fed to the cutting part by the first conveying part while the second conveying part is kept positioned at the conveying path, and the margin is cut off from the first sheet by the cutting part, and
when a second length is equal to or longer than. the predetermined distance, the first sheet is fed to the cutting part by the first conveying, part after the second conveying part is retracted from the conveying path by the retracting mechanism, and the margin is cut off from the first sheet by the cutting part, and wherein
the deflecting plate is apart from the conveying path when the second conveying part stays at the conveying path, and
the deflecting plate stays at the conveying path when the second conveying part is apart from the conveying path.

US Pat. No. 10,189,662

MEDIUM SUPPLYING APPARATUS

PFU Limited, Ishikawa (J...

1. A medium supplying apparatus comprising:a separator roller configured to convey media to a downstream side in a conveying direction by being driven to rotate in the conveying direction in which the media are conveyed;
a retard roller that is disposed to face the separator roller and is configured to be driven to rotate in a direction opposite to the conveying direction while applying a predetermined conveying load to the media through a torque control mechanism;
a double feed detecting sensor that is disposed on a downstream side of the separator roller and the retard roller in the conveying direction and is configured to detect a double feed of the media; and
a control unit configured to
convey, by the separator roller, the media to the downstream side in the conveying direction;
detect, by the double feed detecting sensor, a double feed of the media while conveying the media to the downstream side in the conveying direction;
stop, in response to detecting the double feed of the media, rotation drive of the separator roller;
convey, by the retard roller, a part of the media to an upstream side in the conveying direction; and
check, by the double feed detecting sensor, for the double feed of the media repeatedly until the media is determined to become one sheet while the rotation drive of the separator roller is being stopped and the part of the media is being conveyed to the upstream side in the conveying direction,
wherein when the media is determined to become one sheet, the rotation drive of the separator roller is restarted,
wherein the retard roller conveys the part of the media to the upstream side in the conveying direction while awaiting a predetermined time td before restarting rotation drive of the separator, and
wherein the predetermined time td satisfies an expression of td?L0/Vre, wherein L0 represents a distance from where the separator roller and the retard roller come in contact each other to the double feed detecting sensor, and Vre represents a reverse peripheral speed of the retard roller when conveying the media in a conveying direction.

US Pat. No. 10,189,651

ITEM INFEED APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR A PALLETIZER

Top Tier, LLC, Clackamas...

1. A method of assembling rows of items in a palletizer, each item having a leading edge and a trailing edge, the method comprising the steps of:a. delivering a first item to a first conveyer;
b. engaging the trailing edge of the first item with a pusher and aligning the first item so that the trailing edge is parallel to the pusher;
c. delivering the first item with the pusher to a row accumulator wherein the row accumulator further comprises a second conveyer and the step of delivering the first item with the pusher to the row accumulator includes advancing the first item on the second conveyer to a desired position thereon; and
d. determining the position of the trailing edge of the first item on the row accumulator by detecting the position of the pusher.

US Pat. No. 10,189,648

FLEXIBLE AUGER CONVEYOR

RECOVER ENERGY SERVICES I...

1. An auger conveyor apparatus particularly adapted for conveying materials from a first point to at least one additional second point comprising,at least one section of auger flighting attached to a rotation resistant flexible wire rope shaft section,
an elongated conduit at least partially surrounding the at least one section of auger flighting creating a housing for the auger flighting, the conduit including at least one flighting inlet section and at least one flighting outlet section extending along the length of the conduit and at least one end wall,
the conveyor capable of having more than one axis of travel over the entirety of the length of the conduit,
at least one first bearing at or near the inlet and/or outlet section,
the at least one bearing capable of being attached to a rigid drive shaft operatively attached to the flexible wire rope shaft section, and
a mechanical rotation power source connected to the rigid drive shaft capable of causing the flighting and shaft to simultaneously rotate about the more than one axis of travel,
including at least one button compressed against the flexible wire rope shaft section creating a solid point to which the auger flighting is attached,
wherein the button is steel and is capable of being used as a point of contact for a hangar bearing to suspend the button and wire rope section within the conduit.

US Pat. No. 10,189,645

POSITIVE-DRIVE SPIRAL CONVEYOR

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

1. A spiral conveyor comprising:a drive tower extending from a bottom to a top and rotatable about a vertical axis;
a plurality of parallel drive members extending in length on the periphery of the drive tower from the bottom to the top;
wherein the parallel drive members angle outwardly away from the vertical axis toward the bottom in a lower portion of the drive tower;
a conveyor belt positively driven without slip in a helical path around the drive tower by the drive members engaging an inside edge of the conveyor belt.

US Pat. No. 10,189,630

MICROWAVABLE FOOD PRODUCTS AND CONTAINERS

Campbell Soup Company, C...

1. A food product comprising:a container, the container comprising
a bottom wall, the bottom wall comprising
a microwave reflector, wherein the microwave reflector covers at least about 80 percent of a surface area of the bottom wall;
a side wall connected to the bottom wall at a fixed angle the side wall comprising
a material allowing the passage of microwaves there through, wherein the bottom wall and the side wall define an interior volume; and
a food composition, wherein the food composition fills the interior volume, the food composition comprising a water-containing liquid and solid matter disposed within the water-containing liquid at a bottom of the interior volume; the side wall having a height and the bottom wall having a diameter, wherein a ratio of the height of the side wall to the diameter of the bottom wall is from about 0.5 to about 1.2 or from about 2.0 to about 1.6;
wherein the microwave reflector is effective to shield microwave radiation thereby preventing localized superheating of the solid matter disposed at a bottom of the food composition;
wherein at least a portion of the solid matter has settled at the bottom of the container.

US Pat. No. 10,189,629

PAPER BASED CELLULOSIC DUNNAGE

Sobro Packaging LLC, Per...

1. A paper based shipping dunnage, the dunnage comprisingan inner core comprising a top plane, a first side plane, a second side plane, and a plurality of vertically aligned cellulosic cells;
a top linerboard attached to the top plane of the inner core; and
a first corner board and a second corner board; wherein the first corner board and the second corner board each comprise at least four laminated paperboard layers that are formed into a right angle, the first corner board being disposed adjacent to the top plane and first side plane of the inner core, the second corner board being disposed adjacent to the top plane and the second side plane of the inner core;
wherein the first corner board and second corner board each further comprise an inner vertical surface and an inner horizontal surface, and wherein the inner horizontal surfaces of the first corner board and second corner board are attached to a top surface of the top linerboard.

US Pat. No. 10,189,617

DISPENSING DEVICE FOR A DRINK BOTTLE

Topsters LLC, Temecula, ...

1. A beverage container and dispensing device comprising:a beverage container comprising a body and a top portion having a first opening defining a first internal volume, the beverage container configured to contain a liquid beverage;
a removable lid assembly configured to secure to the top portion of the beverage container and over the first opening, the removable lid assembly comprising:
a top surface;
a cartridge receptacle comprising an upper end including a first aperture having a perimeter and being located on the top surface, a lower end including a second aperture, and a cylindrical sidewall defining a second internal volume between the upper and lower ends, the cartridge receptacle further comprising an inner flange positioned at the lower end and proximate to the second aperture;
a beverage ingredient cartridge comprising a cartridge body defining a third internal volume, a cartridge opening, and a frangible sealing membrane that covers the cartridge opening and seals the third internal volume defined by the cartridge body, the third internal volume containing a formulation of beverage ingredients mixable with liquid contents of the beverage container;
wherein the second internal volume and the first aperture being sized to allow the beverage ingredient cartridge to be inserted through the first aperture and into the second internal volume, the cartridge receptacle being configured to allow a beverage ingredient in the beverage ingredient cartridge to flow through the second aperture and into the beverage container, the inner flange defining a stop preventing the beverage ingredient cartridge from falling through the lower end of the cartridge receptacle into the first internal volume of the beverage container;
a collar extending upwardly from the top surface and around the perimeter of the first aperture of the upper end of the cartridge receptacle;
an outer wall extending downwardly from the top surface and comprising an inwardly facing surface configured to engage the top portion of the beverage container;
a drink through valve comprising a stem and a valve member movably mounted to the stem between opened and closed positions, the stem comprising a passage extending through the top surface and a second opening, the valve member closing the second opening when in the closed position and being spaced from the passage when in the open position, the stem and valve member defining a push pull closure to allow contents from the beverage container to pass through the drink through valve when the push pull closure is in the open position and prevent contents from the beverage container from passing through the drink through valve when the push pull closure is in the closed position, the drink through valve positioned on the top surface of the removable lid assembly spaced from the first aperture on the top surface;
a cover pivotably mounted to the top surface of the removable lid assembly configured to pivot between open and closed positions, the cover comprising a cover perimeter and a skirt extending around the cover perimeter, wherein when the cover is in the closed position, the cover covers the first aperture on the top surface and the skirt is configured to engage the collar on the top surface and form a sealing engagement which allows the beverage container to be inverted during consumption without leakage through the first aperture.

US Pat. No. 10,189,607

PLASTIC FOOD PORTION BAG WITH TACKY FLAP

Inteplast Group Corporati...

1. A plastic flip type food storage bag comprising:a first panel having a bottom edge, first and second side edges, and a top edge, with the first panel bottom edge and top edge being opposite each other and the first panel first and second side edges being opposite each other;
a second panel having a bottom edge, first and second side edges, and a top edge, with the first panel bottom edge and top edge being opposite each other and the first panel first and second side edges being opposite each other, the first and second panels being joined to each other along the respective bottom edges and first and second side edges to define a bag interior, the first and second panels defining an opening between the respective top edges permitting access to the bag interior, with the first panel defining a front panel and the second panel defining a rear panel; and
a closure flap joined directly to an outwardly facing front of the first panel defining the front panel, the closure flap configured for folding over the front and rear panels and opening for closure of the bag, wherein the entire surface area of the closure flap facing outwardly away from the first panel has a tackiness which is greater than the tackiness of the first panel to which it is joined;
the second panel having an extension section extending above the first panel with the top edge of the second panel above the top edge of the first panel, and the first panel is disposed between the closure flap and the second panel such that the plastic bag is a flip type food storage bag;
wherein the first and second panels comprise high density polyethylene (HDPE) material and have a coefficient of friction of less than 0.3;
wherein the closure flap comprises a material selected from the group consisting of low density polyethylene (LDPE), linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE), ethylene copolymer, metallocene polyethylene and ethylene copolymer, or blends thereof, which composition imparts a coefficient of friction to the outwardly facing surface of the closure flap of at least about 0.5.

US Pat. No. 10,189,596

PLASTIC CONTAINERS HAVING BASE CONFIGURATIONS WITH UP-STAND WALLS HAVING A PLURALITY OF RINGS, AND SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND BASE MOLDS THEREOF

GRAHAM PACKAGING COMPANY,...

1. A method comprising:providing a blow-molded plastic container, the plastic container including a sidewall configured to support a film label, a finish projecting from an upper end of the sidewall and operative to cooperatively receive a closure to sealingly enclose the plastic container, and a base extending from the sidewall to form a bottom enclosed end of the plastic container, wherein the bottom end comprises:
an annular bearing portion defining a standing surface for the container, the base being smooth and without surface features from said bearing portion to a lower label stop,
a cylindrical wall including a first concave ring, a second concave ring, and a third concave ring, the cylindrical wall circumscribed by said bearing portion and extending continuously upward from said bearing portion toward said finish generally in a radially inward direction, the first concave ring being continuous throughout a first circumference of the cylindrical wall and defined by a first diameter and a first cross-sectional radius, the second concave ring extending directly from the first concave ring and being continuous throughout a second circumference of the cylindrical wall and defined by a second diameter and a second cross-sectional radius, and the third concave ring extending directly from the second concave ring and being continuous throughout a third circumference of the cylindrical wall and defined by a third diameter and a third cross-sectional radius, the first diameter being greater than the second and third diameters, and the second diameter being greater than the third diameter, and
an inner wall circumscribed by said cylindrical wall with an annular shoulder therebetween,
hot-filling the plastic container via the finish with a product;
sealing the hot-filled plastic container with the closure; and
cooling the hot-filled and sealed plastic container;
wherein an internal pressure characteristic after hot-filling and sealing the plastic container is compensated by the inner wall with substantially no movement of the cylindrical wall.

US Pat. No. 10,189,593

MACHINE AND METHOD FOR PACKAGING ARTICLES

CT PACK S.R.L., Valsamog...

1. A machine for packaging articles comprising:a fixed frame;
a feeding device for feeding a film to a packaging station, where the film is used to wrap the articles,
a conveyor line by which the articles are directed to the packaging station;
a sealing unit, located in the packaging station, movable relative to the fixed frame and also comprising two sealing elements movable relative to each other between a spaced-apart position and a close-together position where the two sealing elements cooperate to seal the film interposed between the two sealing elements;
a first movement device for moving the sealing unit and comprising a first motor fixed to the fixed frame;
a second movement device for moving the sealing unit and comprising a second motor fixed to the fixed frame, the second motor being operatively coupled to at least one of the two sealing elements,
wherein the first movement device comprises a first articulated arm and the second movement device comprises a second articulated arm;
a control unit operatively connected to the first motor and to the second motor in order to drive the first motor and second motor in a predetermined relationship to move the two sealing elements relative to each other and relative to the fixed frame;
wherein the sealing unit comprises a movable frame which is movable, relative to the fixed frame, along a feed direction of the articles and which carries the two sealing elements;
wherein the second movement device comprises a rocker hinged to the movable frame to rotate with respect to the movable frame about a pivot point,
wherein the second articulated arm comprises a first member and a second member which are movable relative to each other, the first member being connected to the second motor to be carried in rotation and the second member being hinged to the rocker at a position different from the pivot point, so that the rocker is carried in rotation relative to the movable frame and about the pivot point,
the rocker being coupled to at least one of the two sealing elements in order to move the two sealing elements from the spaced-apart position to the close-together position and vice versa,
wherein the second movement device comprises a first rod which is operatively coupled to a first sealing element of the two sealing elements and to the rocker to move the first sealing element when the rocker is carried in rotation about the pivot point, and a second rod which is operatively coupled to a second sealing element of the two sealing elements and to the rocker to move the second sealing element when the rocker is carried in rotation about the pivot point;
wherein the second movement device comprises a guide associated with the movable frame to guide the movement of the first and second sealing elements relative to each other;
wherein the first motor is driven in a first rotation direction to move the movable frame in a first direction along a predetermined axis of movement parallel to the feed direction, and the first motor is driven in a second rotation direction, opposite to the first rotation direction, to move the movable frame along the predetermined axis of movement in a second direction opposite to the first direction; and
wherein the second motor is driven in a third rotation direction to move the sealing elements from the spaced-apart position to the close-together position, and the second motor is driven in a fourth rotation direction to move the sealing elements from the close-together position to the spaced-apart position;
wherein the first motor is an electric motor, having a rotatable first shaft and the second motor is an electric motor having a rotatable second shaft;
wherein the first articulated arm comprises a first member and a second member of fixed length hinged to each other, the first member of the first articulated arm being fixedly connected to the first shaft and the second member of the first articulated arm being rotatably attached to the movable frame;
wherein the first member and the second member of the second articulated arm are of fixed length and the first member of the second articulated arm is fixedly connected to the second shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,189,583

DEPLOYABLE SHEET MATERIAL SYSTEMS AND METHODS

ANALYTICAL MECHANICS ASSO...

1. A spacecraft system for deploying sheet material comprising:a primary beam member extending from a first end region to a second end region;
a first mast coupled to the primary beam member;
a second mast coupled to the primary beam member opposite the first mast, wherein each of the first and second masts extends from a proximal region coupled to the primary beam member to a distal region, wherein the distal region of the first and second masts is positioned farther from the primary beam member when the system is in a deployed configuration than when the system is in a stowed configuration;
a spoolable apparatus coupled to the primary beam member, wherein the spoolable apparatus comprises:
a first boom member proximate the first end region of the primary beam member,
a second boom member proximate the second end region of the primary beam member, and
a sheet material extending from a proximal sheet region to a distal sheet region and located between the first and second boom members,
wherein the first boom member, second boom member, and the sheet material are in a spooled state when the system is in the stowed configuration, and wherein the first boom member, second boom member, and the sheet material are unspooled into an extended state when the system is in the deployed configuration; and
a plurality of guy wires comprising:
a first guy wire extending from at least the distal region of the first mast to the first boom member,
a second guy wire extending from at least the distal region of the first mast to the second boom member,
a third guy wire extending from at least the distal region of the second mast to the first boom member, and
a fourth guy wire extending from at least the distal region of the second mast to the second boom member.

US Pat. No. 10,189,554

ENCLOSURE COOLING FOR THERMAL MANAGEMENT OF UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A housing of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), comprising:a metallic porous material comprising a first porous portion and a second porous portion, the metallic porous material configured to enclose one or more components of the UAV; and
a phase change material (PCM), wherein pores of the first porous portion are free of the PCM and pores of the second porous portion are filled with the PCM,
wherein the metallic porous material and the PCM are configured to passively cool the UAV.

US Pat. No. 10,189,534

SUSPENSION CONTROL FOR A HUMAN-POWERED TWO-WHEELED VEHICLE AND METHOD

DT Swiss Inc., Grand Jun...

1. A chassis controller for an at least partially human-powered two-wheeled vehicle, comprising:a control device and at least one memory device connected to said control device;
at least one controllable shock absorber having two connecting units disposed to move relative to one another;
at least one sensor device for acquiring measurement data sets relating to a relative movement of said connecting units with respect to one another;
a filter device connected to said at least one sensor device and configured for pre-processing the measurement data sets;
wherein at least one data set, derived from a measurement data set acquired with said sensor device during the relative movement of said connecting units is stored in said memory device;
an analysis device connected to said memory device and configured to analyze at least one stored data set and to determine a filter parameter set based on an analysis result and to derive a control data set from the measurement data set with a filter parameter set; and
wherein said control device controls said shock absorber with the control data set.

US Pat. No. 10,189,529

TRICYCLE FOR PLAYING GOLF

G-TRIKE L.L.C., Northbro...

1. A tricycle for playing golf, the tricycle comprising:a foldable front half comprising:
a pair of steerable front wheels;
a front frame supported between the pair of steerable front wheels, the front frame comprising
a pair of handlebar post tubes operatively coupled to the pair of steerable front wheels,
a front cross bar extending between the pair of handlebar post tubes, and
a pair of front bars extending from the front cross bar;
a pair of handlebar posts coupled to the pair of handlebar post tubes; and
a golf bag support assembly arranged on the front frame; and
a foldable rear half releasably coupled to the foldable front half, the foldable rear half comprising
a drivable rear wheel;
a rear frame comprising
a down tube releasably coupled to the front cross bar at a first end of the down tube and
a down tube fork at a second end of the down tube for supporting the drivable rear wheel, and
a rear tube releasably coupled to top of the pair of front bars at a first end of the rear tube and a rear tube fork at a second end of the rear tube for supporting the drivable rear wheel;
a chainwheel drive arranged on the down tube and operatively coupled to the drivable rear wheel; and
a seat assembly arranged on the rear tube.

US Pat. No. 10,189,514

AERODYNAMIC TRUCKING SYSTEMS

Strehl, LLC, Scottsdale,...

1. An aerodynamic fairing assembly for attachment to a trailer of a tractor-trailer comprising a top, bottom, front, rear, a pair of sides, wheels having tires and brakes, and a trailer frame comprising transverse structural support members extending between sides of the trailer, and having at least one rear wheel assembly situated below the trailer frame, the aerodynamic fairing assembly comprising:a side skirt fairing comprising an inner surface and an outer surface;
a transition located aft of the side skirt fairing;
a vented skirt fairing located aft of the transition comprising at least one longitudinal vent configured to allow air to flow therethrough, wherein the vented skirt fairing extends outwardly of a side of a trailer envelope to accommodate the wheels; and
one or more mounting brackets configured to couple the side skirt fairing, the transition, and the vented skirt fairing to one or more or of the transverse structural support members.

US Pat. No. 10,189,493

CARRYING ARRANGEMENT FOR CARRYING A MEDICAL APPARATUS

Carl Zeiss Meditec AG, J...

1. A carrying arrangement for carrying an apparatus, the carrying arrangement comprising:a base carrier;
at least three roller elements arranged on said base carrier so as to enable the carrying arrangement to move with respect to a floor surface;
said at least three roller elements each being configured to be rotatable about respective axes of rotation (D);
at least one of said at least three roller elements being configured to be pivotable about a pivot axis (S) with respect to said base carrier;
said axes of rotation (D) and said pivot axis (S) extending in different directions;
at least one supporting element arranged at least indirectly on said base carrier;
the carrying arrangement defining a first position and a second position with respect to the floor surface;
said supporting element being configured to not contact the floor surface in said first position of the carrying arrangement;
said supporting element being configured to contact the floor surface in said second position of the carrying arrangement;
said second position being pivoted with respect to said first position;
the carrying arrangement being configured to have medical apparatuses fixed in position thereto;
said supporting element having an outer surface; and,
said outer surface extending in an inclined manner so as to enable at least one of a cable and a tube to be pushed upwards by said outer surface.

US Pat. No. 10,189,482

APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PERSONALIZED SETTINGS FOR DRIVER ASSISTANCE SYSTEMS

VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSC...

1. A system for controlling operation of a vehicle, comprising:a processor;
a driver assistance system, operatively coupled to the processor, wherein the driver assistance system is configured to control one or more functions on the vehicle using driver assistance system data, at least some of which is associated with a first driver profile data; and
a storage for storing a second driver profile data, wherein the second driver profile data comprises training data relating to another driver's usage characteristics for at least one feature of a vehicle type,
wherein the processor is configured to process the second driver profile data with the driver assistance system data to determine if at least portions of the second driver profile data conform to a tolerance parameter of the driver assistance system data,
and wherein the processor is configured to overwrite the portions of the first driver profile data with the second driver profile data conforming to the tolerance parameters, and save the overwritten driver assistance system data as a new driver profile data file that is configured to control one or more functions on the vehicle using the driver assistance system.

US Pat. No. 10,189,433

EXTRUDED 3D RAMP/PACKAGING DEVICE FOR TIGHT PACKAGE REQUIREMENTS

Ford Motor Company, Dear...

1. An air curtain delivery assembly, comprising:an arcuate extruded unitary channel defining a cross-section width that is greater than a cross-section depth; and
an inflatable air curtain;
the channel having a longitudinal length defining an arc substantially matching a vehicle fore-aft curvature of a vehicle roof panel and having an open mouth defining a mouth width to provide a ramp for directing deployment of the inflatable air curtain from an interior of the channel and inboard of a vehicle side structure;
wherein the mouth width is less than the cross-section width.

US Pat. No. 10,189,411

INTERIOR REARVIEW MIRROR WITH GDO MODULE

MAGNA MIRRORS OF AMERICA,...

1. An interior rearview mirror assembly for a vehicle, said interior rearview mirror assembly comprising:a mirror head comprising a mirror casing and a mirror reflective element;
a mirror mounting structure configured to adjustably mount said mirror head at an interior portion of a vehicle equipped with said interior rearview mirror assembly;
a receiving portion of said mirror head for receiving a portable self-contained garage door opening module;
wherein said receiving portion is disposed at a lower region of said mirror casing when said interior rearview mirror assembly is mounted at the equipped vehicle, and wherein said receiving portion comprises an opening established through a wall of said mirror casing;
wherein said portable self-contained garage door opening module comprises a user input and a housing that houses (i) garage door opener circuitry operable under rolling code, (ii) a radio frequency transmitter and (iii) a battery for electrically powering said circuitry, and wherein said portable self-contained garage door opening module is operable to wirelessly transmit a radio frequency signal responsive to actuation of said user input of said portable self-contained garage door opening module;
wherein, with said portable self-contained garage door opening module received at said receiving portion of said interior rearview mirror assembly, said user input is accessible by a driver of the equipped vehicle;
wherein said portable self-contained garage door opening module is configured to cooperate with said receiving portion to releasably secure said portable self-contained garage door opening module at said interior rearview mirror assembly, and wherein said portable self-contained garage door opening module is releasable and removable from said interior rearview mirror assembly;
wherein, with said portable self-contained garage door opening module received at said mirror head, said portable self-contained garage door opening module, responsive to actuation of said user input, wirelessly transmits a radio frequency signal to open a garage door; and
wherein, with said portable self-contained garage door opening module removed from said mirror head, said portable self-contained garage door opening module, responsive to actuation of said user input, wirelessly transmits the radio frequency signal to open the garage door.

US Pat. No. 10,189,379

SEAT-POSITION SENSING

Faurecia Automotive Seati...

22. A vehicle seat sensor system for detecting a position of the vehicle seat, the vehicle seat sensor system comprisinga vehicle seat including a seat bottom, a seat back coupled to the seat bottom to move relative to the seat bottom, and a track including a stationary rail adapted to couple to a floor included in a vehicle in a fixed position relative to the floor and a movable rail coupled to the seat bottom in a fixed position relative to the seat bottom and coupled to the stationary rail to cause the seat bottom and seat back to move back and forth relative to the stationary rail,
a tag reader coupled to the stationary rail in a fixed position relative to the stationary rail and configured to receive tag location data indicative of a position of the vehicle seat, the tag reader including an optical transmitter configured to transmit an optical signal and an RF receiver configured to receive a RF signal, and
a location tag coupled to the movable rail to move therewith and configured to transmit tag location data to the tag reader, the location tag including an optical receiver configured to receive the optical signal and power the tag based on the optical signal, an RF transmitter configured to transmit the tag location data to the tag reader via the RF signal in response to receiving the optical signal and,
a microelectromechanical device configured to provide haptic feedback to an occupant of the vehicle seat in response to receiving the optical signal.

US Pat. No. 10,189,371

ELECTRICALLY-POWERED VEHICLE

SUBARU CORPORATION, Toky...

1. An electrically-powered vehicle, comprising:a high voltage battery configured to store electric power for travelling the electrically-powered vehicle;
a charger configured to output charge current to the high voltage battery, the charger including a first housing and a first circuit board accommodated in the first housing; and
a second housing including a first face, a second face opposed to the first face in a first direction, and a space defined between the first face and the second face that accommodates the high voltage battery,
wherein the first face comprises a low stiffness portion having stiffness lower than a stiffness of the second face, and
wherein the low stiffness portion is fastened to the charger at different locations that are disposed separately from each other in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,189,368

POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM, TRANSPORTATION APPARATUS, AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM

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

1. A power supply system comprising:a first energy storage having a first power density and a first energy density, a first charge rate indicating a charge rate of the first energy storage;
a second energy storage having a second power density higher than the first power density and a second energy density lower than the first energy density, a second charge rate indicating a charge rate of the second energy storage;
a power transmission electric circuit via which an electrical load is connected to the first energy storage and to the second energy storage; and
circuitry configured to
control the power transmission electric circuit in a first mode when the second charge rate is higher than a second switching threshold while controlling the power transmission electric circuit in a second mode, a ratio of a first electric power amount of an electric power to be supplied from the first energy storage to the electrical load and a second electric power amount of an electric power to be supplied from the second energy storage to the electrical load being changed in accordance with the first charge rate at least in the first mode among the first mode and the second mode, and
control the power transmission electric circuit in the second mode when the second charge rate is lower than a first switching threshold lower than the second switching threshold while controlling the power transmission electric circuit in the first mode, the second electric power amount in the second mode being smaller than the second electric power amount in the first mode.

US Pat. No. 10,189,362

VEHICLE CHARGING STATION HAVING DEGRADED ENERGY STORAGE UNITS FOR CHARGING AN INCOMING VEHICLE AND METHODS THEREOF

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

1. A charging station comprising:at least one energy storage unit; and
a controller determining a time before a vehicle arrives at the charging station and calculating a power to be supplied by the at least one energy storage unit and a power to be supplied by a power grid based on the time before the vehicle arrives at the charging station, wherein the at least one energy storage unit is powered based on a predetermined table having percentage and kilowatt hour fills for each of the at least one energy storage unit.

US Pat. No. 10,189,360

ELECTRIC CHARGING SYSTEM

SUBARU CORPORATION, Toky...

1. An electric charging system that connects an electric charger and an electric vehicle via a charging cable and charges an electric storage device mounted on the electric vehicle, the electric charging system comprising:an electric charger, comprising:
a power converter configured to convert AC power received from an external power source to DC power, and comprising a positive electrode and a negative electrode electrically connected to two power supply lines, respectively,
a supply-side voltage sensor connected to the two power supply lines and configured to detect supply voltage values,
a charging controller comprising a supply-side processor communicable with a vehicle controller mounted on the electric vehicle and the supply-side voltage sensor, and
a housing accommodating the power converter, the supply-side voltage sensor, and the charging controller, and provided outside of and separately from the electric vehicle; and
a charging cable comprising:
a free edge including power supply connectors electrically connected to the power converter with the two power supply lines, the power supply connectors being connectable to charging connectors of the electric vehicle,
a fixed edge fixed to the housing, and
an elongated portion extended between the free edge and the fixed edge, and provided outside of and separately from the electric vehicle;
wherein the supply-side processor is configured to:
when the power supply connectors are connected to charging connectors of the electric vehicle, cause the electric charger to supply the DC power to the electric vehicle through the charging cable at detected supply voltage values, cause the electric vehicle to receive the DC power at receiving side voltage values, and receive the detected supply voltage values from the supply-side voltage sensor;
generate detected supply voltage data indicating a change of the detected supply voltage values with respect to time;
generate processed supply voltage data by subjecting the detected supply voltage data to a filtering process;
when the power supply connectors are connected to the charging connectors of the electric vehicle, communicate with the vehicle controller, and receive receiving side voltage data indicating a change of the receiving side voltages with respect to time from the vehicle controller;
by temporarily varying a change rate of the detected supply voltage values with respect to time, generate a first feature point corresponding the varying of the change rate in the processed supply voltage data at a first time, and generate a second feature point corresponding the varying of the change rate in the receiving side voltage data at a second time;
calculate a time lag between the first time and the second time;
calculate a voltage difference between the supply voltage and the receiving side voltage based on the time lag, the processed supply voltage data and the receiving side voltage data; and
cause the electric charger to terminate supplying the DC power to the electric vehicle after determining that a charge state of the electric vehicle has reached a determination value.

US Pat. No. 10,189,356

VEHICLE CONTROL DEVICE AND VEHICLE CONTROL METHOD

SUBARU CORPORATION, Toky...

15. A vehicle control method comprising:determining a slip of each of wheels;
calculating a base distribution torque to be distributed to front and rear wheels on the basis of requested torques and a base distribution ratio of torques between the front and rear wheels, and changing the base distribution ratio on the basis of a result of the slip determination when the slip is detected;
decreasing the base distribution torque on the basis of the result of the slip determination in a manner that a rotation speed of a slipping wheel that is slipping becomes equal to a target rotation speed;
redistributing a decreased torque amount of the slipping wheel that is slipping to the base distribution torque of non-slipping wheels that are not slipping: and
changing the base distribution ratio of torques based on an actual distribution ratio of torques, between the front and rear wheels, before and after the decrease of the base distribution torque.

US Pat. No. 10,189,349

SHUTTER DEVICE FOR VEHICLE

SHIROKI CORPORATION, Fuj...

1. A shutter device for a vehicle, which adjusts an amount of air flowing from an outside of a vehicle surface to an inside thereof the shutter device comprising:a frame member having an opening provided therein and a frame-side pivot member, and mounted on the vehicle;
a fin extending in a first direction; and
a fin-side pivot member, which is pivotally engaged with the frame-side pivot member to pivotally support the fin on the frame member to be pivotable in the opening of the frame member,
wherein the fin-side pivot member is provided independently from the fin, and the fin-side pivot member is fixed to the fin,
wherein the fin has a uniform sectional shape in the first direction, and
wherein the fin includes an engaging part having a uniform sectional shape throughout the fin in the first direction, and the fin-side pivot member is engaged with the engaging part.

US Pat. No. 10,189,339

TONNEAU COVER SYSTEM FOR A CARGO BED OF A VEHICLE

Rugged Liner, Inc., Owos...

1. A tonneau cover system comprising:a first side rail;
a second side rail, where each of the first side rail and the second side rail are adapted to be mounted to a vehicle; and
a plurality of panels coupled to the first side rail and the second side rail, where the plurality of panels comprise:
a first panel;
a second panel spaced from said first panel;
a third panel adjacent said second panel;
a spacer bar disposed between said first panel and the second panel with said spacer bar being fixed to said first side rail and said second side rail, the spacer bar including a channel;
a mounting mechanism connected to the spacer bar, the mounting mechanism including:
a housing disposed within the channel of the spacer bar, the housing having an opening and a closed end;
a bracket pivotably connected to the housing so that the bracket is movable between a locked position where a portion of the bracket is located proximate to the closed end and a stowed position where a portion of the bracket is located within the opening;
wherein said first panel is pivotally coupled to said spacer bar to enable said first panel to pivot relative to said spacer bar while said spacer bar remains fixed to said first side rail and said second side rail;
wherein said third panel is pivotally coupled to said second panel to enable said third panel to pivot relative to said second panel and to permit said third panel to be located over said second panel while said spacer bar remains fixed to said side rails to define an intermediate folded position of said tonneau cover system; and
a hinge assembly mounted between said second panel and said spacer bar to enable said second panel and said third panels to pivot relative to said spacer bar as a unit from said intermediate folded position to a final folded position located over said spacer bar and a portion of said first panel while said spacer bar remains fixed to said first side rails and said second side rail.

US Pat. No. 10,189,329

DAMPING FORCE ADJUSTING MECHANISM

AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. A damping force adjusting mechanism comprising:a case that houses an operating fluid;
a sealing member that separates an inside of the case into a first fluid chamber and a second fluid chamber;
a housing that holds the sealing member and houses the sealing member in the case;
a damping valve that is housed inside the housing and performs control of opening and closing between the first fluid chamber and the second fluid chamber;
a first pilot chamber and a second pilot chamber which are separately formed inside the housing with the damping valve therebetween;
a first communication passage that causes the first fluid chamber to communicate with the first pilot chamber;
a second communication passage that causes the second fluid chamber to communicate with the second pilot chamber;
a first fixed orifice that is interposed in the first communication passage;
a second fixed orifice that is interposed in the second communication passage;
a control chamber that is formed inside the housing and communicates with the first pilot chamber and the second pilot chamber;
a control valve that is housed inside the control chamber, separates the control chamber into a first control chamber communicating with the first pilot chamber and a second control chamber communicating with the second pilot chamber, and selects a flow of the fluid from the first control chamber to the second control chamber or a flow of the fluid in a reverse direction with respect to the flow of the fluid in accordance with magnitudes of fluid pressures inside the first control chamber and the second control chamber;
an actuator that controls electrical driving of the control valve and controls the fluid pressure inside the first pilot chamber or the second pilot chamber;
a first relief valve that has a valve member having the first fixed orifice and being seated on an opening portion of the first communication passage, and a relief spring for biasing the valve member in a direction of closing the opening portion of the first communication passage; and
a second relief valve that has a valve member having the second fixed orifice and being seated on an opening portion of the second communication passage, and a relief spring for biasing the valve member in a direction of closing the opening portion of the second communication passage.

US Pat. No. 10,189,326

ASSEMBLY COMPRISING A FRAME ELEMENT AND A CONNECTING ELEMENT, AND METHOD FOR SECURING A CONNECTING ELEMENT TO A FRAME ELEMENT

Bayerische Motoren Werke ...

1. An assembly, comprising:a frame element of a motor vehicle;
a connecting element, provided for attaching a component, and
a fiber winding configured to non-displaceably secure the connecting element to the frame element.

US Pat. No. 10,189,322

DEVICE FOR DISASSEMBLING A TIRE FROM A WHEEL RIM AND A METHOD OF DISASSEMBLING A TIRED WHEEL

BUTLER ENGINEERING AND MA...

1. A device for dismounting a tired wheel having a wheel rim and a tire mounted on the wheel rim, comprising:a support member,
a bill or lever-shaped disassembling tool having one end thereof articulated to said support member, and the other work end thereof substantially hook-shaped, whereby said disassembling tool can be angularly displaced between a first insertion position between the tire bead of the tire and edge of the wheel rim and a second engagement and extraction position of the tire bead,
comprising an interception element for holding said tool in an engagement and extraction position wherein the interception element is carried either by said support member or by said disassembling tool and arranged to intercept said tool or said support member, respectively, when said disassembling tool reaches said engagement and extraction position, said interception element comprising an elastically loaded pin, wherein during the angular displacement between said first insertion position and the second extraction position and upon reaching the second extraction position, the elastically loaded pin is energized to lock said tool in said second extraction position, and thereby preventing any backwards angular movement of said tool.

US Pat. No. 10,189,320

ON-WHEEL AIR MAINTENANCE SYSTEM

1. An air maintenance system comprising:a rotating inner ring secured to a vehicle wheel;
a stationary outer ring maintaining a constant angular position;
an occlusion roller rotationally fixed to the stationary outer ring, the occlusion roller having a protruding portion centered axially at a radially outer surface of the occlusion roller with axially outer portions of the occlusion roller being radially recessed from the protruding portion and supported by bearing surfaces of the rotating inner ring;
spacer rollers rotationally fixed to the stationary outer ring and rotationally supported by the bearing surfaces of the rotating inner ring; and
a flexible tube defining a pump cavity, the air maintenance system pumping a fluid from the ambient environment into a pneumatic tire by applying an occluding force against the flexible tube, periodically occluding portions of the pump cavity,
the spacer rollers having axially outer surfaces for rotational support by bearing surfaces of the rotating inner ring and a recess centered axially at the outer surface of the spacer rollers for avoiding any contact between the spacer rollers and the flexible tube.

US Pat. No. 10,189,314

PNEUMATIC TIRE

1. A pneumatic tire, comprising a tread portion on which land portions are formed by main grooves extending in a tire circumferential direction and lateral grooves extending in a tire width direction, wherein at least one stepped portion whose height is gradually decreased on a downstream side in a water drain direction is formed on at least one portion of a groove wall which forms the land portion;wherein the groove wall has a tapered surface which is gradually inclined toward a groove bottom side as the groove wall extends toward the inside of the groove from an open end of the groove, wherein the stepped portion is formed on the tapered surface; and
wherein the tapered surface is formed on the groove wall which forms the lateral groove.

US Pat. No. 10,189,311

AIRLESS TIRE

SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIE...

1. An airless tire, comprising:a plurality of tire pieces comprising a first tire piece and a second tire piece such that the first tire piece and the second tire piece are integrated in alignment in a tire axial direction; and
a coupling portion configured to couple one of a first inner periphery portion and a second inner periphery portion to an axle,
wherein the first tire piece comprises a first tread ring, the first inner periphery portion and a plurality of first spokes such that the first tread ring has a cylindrical form and a ground contact surface, the first inner periphery portion is formed on a radial direction inner side of the first tread ring, and the plurality of first spokes is connecting the first tread ring and the first inner periphery portion, the second tire piece comprises a second tread ring, the second inner periphery portion, and a plurality of second spokes such that the second tread ring has a cylindrical form and a ground contact surface, the second inner periphery portion is formed on a radial direction inner side of the second tread ring, and the plurality of second spokes is connecting the second tread ring and the second inner periphery portion, the first inner periphery portion includes a first cylindrical portion formed on a tire radial direction inner side of the plurality of first spokes, and a first flange portion projecting on an inner peripheral side of the first cylindrical portion and configured to be fixed to the coupling portion, and the second inner periphery portion includes a second cylindrical portion formed on a tire radial direction inner side of the plurality of second spokes, and a second flange portion projecting on an inner peripheral side of the second cylindrical portion and configured to be fixed to the coupling portion.

US Pat. No. 10,189,307

WHEEL ASSEMBLIES

GEO Plastics, Los Angele...

13. An assembly comprising:a pin sleeve configured to contain a retaining member and a biasing element;
a wheel mounting sleeve including an axle bore configured to receive an axle;
an annular rib extending radially outward from the wheel mounting sleeve at a position longitudinally spaced from the pin sleeve; and
a spacer extending longitudinally from the wheel mounting sleeve, the spacer monolithically formed with the wheel mounting sleeve.

US Pat. No. 10,189,305

BICYCLE FRONT WHEEL HUB WITH TORQUE TUBE

SRAM, LLC, Chicago, IL (...

1. A hub and fork assembly for a bicycle, comprising:a hub, comprising:
a hub body,
a torque tube disposed in the hub body,
a first outer end face of the torque tube having a first boss, and
a second outer end face of the torque tube having a second boss;
a fork, comprising:
a first hub engaging member having a first anti-rotation fork feature, and
a second hub engaging member having a second fork anti-rotation feature, the second fork anti-rotation feature extending axially towards the first fork anti-rotation feature,
wherein each hub engaging member is a closed ring;
a first hub anti-rotation feature non-rotatably engaged with the first fork anti-rotation feature and the first boss of the first outer end face of the torque tube;
a second hub anti-rotation feature non-rotatably engaged with the second fork anti-rotation feature and the second boss of the second outer end face of the torque tube; and
a skewer passing through the first hub engaging member of the fork, the first outer end face of the hub, the second outer end face of the hub, and the second hub engaging member of the fork.

US Pat. No. 10,189,291

METHOD FOR PRODUCING SUPPORT FOR THERMAL TRANSFER IMAGE-RECEIVING SHEET AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THERMAL TRANSFER IMAGE-RECEIVING SHEET

Dai Nippon Printing Co., ...

14. A thermal transfer image-receiving sheet comprising a substrate layer composed of a substrate, an adhesive layer composed of a melt-extruded resin, a porous layer composed of a porous film, and a color material-receiving layer that are layered in the order mentioned, whereinthe substrate and the porous film are laminated by the melt-extruded resin while passing the substrate and the porous film between a pair of rollers, the pair of rollers comprising a press roller and a cooling roller having a spacing d therebetween, and a midpoint defined along the spacing d between the press roller and the cooling roller; wherein,
a difference (d?h) between the spacing d between the rollers and a total thickness h of the substrate layer, the adhesive layer, and the porous layer is 20 ?m or more and 50 ?m or less; and
wherein a die is arranged above a position between the midpoint and the cooling roller.