US Pat. No. 10,557,504

LINEAR GUIDEWAY CAPABLE OF DETECTING ABNORMAL CIRCULATION STATE

Hiwin Technologies Corp.,...

1. A linear guideway comprising:a rail which is provided on a peripheral surface thereof with two external roll grooves opposite to each other;
a slider having a slide groove, the slider being slidably disposed on the rail through the slide groove, the slide groove being provided on an inner wall thereof with two internal roll grooves opposite to each other, the internal roll grooves of the slider being located correspondingly to the external roll grooves of the rail so that the internal roll grooves of the slider and the external roll grooves of the rail form two load passages, the slider further having two non-load passages opposite to each other, each of the non-load passages penetrating through two opposite end surfaces of the slider;
two end caps disposed on said two opposite end surfaces of the slider and each provided with two circulation grooves, two ends of each of the circulation grooves of each of the end caps being communicated with one said load passage and one said non-load passage respectively in a way that two circulation channels are formed and each of the circulation channels is formed by two said circulation grooves, one said load passage and one said non-load passage collectively;
a plurality of balls disposed in the two circulation channels; and
a plurality of force sensors disposed at two ends of each of the non-load passages.

US Pat. No. 10,557,502

ROLLING BEARING DEVICE AND OIL SUPPLY UNIT

JKTEKT CORPORATION, Osak...

11. An oil supply unit that supplies oil to a rotary portion, the oil supply unit comprising:a pump that has a pressure chamber portion that stores lubricating oil and a piezoelectric element that is deformable by application of a voltage to vary a volume of the pressure chamber portion, the pump ejecting lubricating oil in the pressure chamber portion as the volume is reduced;
a tank that is connected to the pump and that stores lubricating oil to be supplied to the pump for replenishment;
a sensor that detects a pressure in an oil region which extends from the pressure chamber portion to the tank and in which lubricating oil is present, or a state of the rotary portion;
a pressure adjustment portion that selectively adjusts a pressure of lubricating oil in the oil region which extends from the pressure chamber portion to the tank and in which lubricating oil is present; and
a control portion that controls at least one of the pressure adjustment portion and the piezoelectric element on the basis of a detection result from the sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,557,501

NONCONTACT FLUID BEARING AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

1. A noncontact fluid bearing comprising:a carrier having a housing and a cavity recessed on the housing, the housing has a fluid feeding hole; and
a flow controller disposed in the cavity to form a pressure chamber communicating with the fluid feeding hole within the cavity and including a porous layer and a sealing layer, the sealing layer is formed on a first surface of the porous layer and located between the pressure chamber and the porous layer, the sealing layer has a plurality of micro through holes communicating with the pressure chamber and a plurality of pores of the porous layer, a second surface of the porous layer is exposed by the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,557,498

FULL-FLOATING BEARING AND TURBOCHARGER INCLUDING THE SAME

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A turbocharger for receiving exhaust gas from an internal combustion engine and for delivering compressed air to the internal combustion engine, said turbocharger comprising:a turbine wheel;
a shaft coupled to and rotatable by said turbine wheel, with said shaft extending along a shaft axis;
a compressor wheel coupled to said shaft and rotatable by said shaft for delivering compressed air to the internal combustion engine;
a bearing housing extending along said shaft axis between said turbine wheel and said compressor wheel, with said bearing housing defining a bearing housing interior, and with said bearing housing disposed about said shaft such that said shaft is disposed at least partially in said bearing housing interior; and
a full-floating bearing disposed about said shaft and in said bearing housing interior, with said full-floating bearing having a central axis and comprising,
an outer surface facing said bearing housing away from said central axis, and
an inner surface facing said shaft and radially spaced from said outer surface with respect to said central axis such that said inner surface is disposed between said central axis and said outer surface,
with said full-floating bearing defining an aperture between said outer surface and said inner surface configured to allow lubricant to flow between said outer surface and said inner surface, and
with said inner surface having a surface profile for reducing vibration of said shaft, with said surface profile defined by an equation Ro=Rb+A Sin(3?+?) where,
Ro is a distance from said central axis to said inner surface for a given angle ?,
Rb is an average distance from said central axis to said inner surface,
A is a difference between a maximum Ro and Rb,
? is from 0 to 2? radians about said central axis with respect to a reference line extending perpendicularly from said central axis through said aperture, and
? is a phase shift from 0 to 2? radians.

US Pat. No. 10,557,488

SPACER NUT

ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.,...

1. A spacer nut for connecting spaced-apart fastening portions of two components (5, 12),having a threaded part (1) forming an internal thread (6) for a screw (8),
having an intermediate piece (3) forming a thread (15) and a through-passage opening, wherein:
the threaded part (1) and the intermediate piece (3) are connected to one another such that
an accommodating space (11) for the fastening portion of a first component (5) is formed between them and
the internal thread (6) and the through-passage opening in the intermediate piece (3) are arranged in alignment,
and having a spacer piece (17) with
a thread (16), which can be screwed together with the thread (15) of the intermediate piece (3),
a through-passage opening (21), which is in alignment with the internal thread (6), and
a contact surface (18), which incorporates the one end of the through-passage opening (21) of the spacer piece (17) and is provided for abutment against the fastening portion of the second component (12);
wherein the threaded part (1) and the intermediate piece (3) are connected to one another by a clamp (2), which is provided for engaging around the fastening portion of the first component (5), wherein the clamp includes a first clamp leg and a second clamp leg that are spaced apart to form the accommodating space (11), wherein the first clamp leg and the second clamp leg are interconnected by a closed clamp end (14);
wherein the accommodating space (11) has an open introduction end (13) with a first height, and the accommodating space (11) has at least one other portion, toward the closed clamp end (14), having a second height that is greater than the first height.

US Pat. No. 10,557,475

RADIALLY COMPRESSIBLE AND EXPANDABLE ROTOR FOR A FLUID PUMP

ECP ENTWICKLUNGSGESELLSCH...

1. A radially compressible and expandable rotor for a percutaneous blood pump, comprising:a hub; and
a first conveying element comprising a first group of struts coupled to the hub, the first conveying element having a compressed state and an expanded state;
wherein each strut in the first group of struts has a base which overlaps with at least one base of at least one other strut in the first group of struts.

US Pat. No. 10,557,468

FUEL PUMP

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A fuel pump comprising:an outer gear that includes a plurality of internal teeth;
an inner gear that includes a plurality of external teeth and is eccentric relative to the outer gear in an eccentric direction to be engaged with the outer gear; and
a pump housing that defines a gear accommodation chamber, which rotatably accommodates the outer gear and the inner gear, wherein:
the outer gear and the inner gear expand and contract volumes of a plurality of pump chambers formed between both the gears, and rotate to suction fuel into the gear accommodation chamber and then discharge fuel from the gear accommodation chamber;
the pump housing includes:
a pair of sliding surfaces that clamp the outer gear and the inner gear from both their sides to allow both the gears to slide on the pair of sliding surfaces;
a suction port part that suctions fuel from outside into inside of the gear accommodation chamber; and
a discharge port part that discharges fuel from the inside into the outside of the gear accommodation chamber;
at least one of the suction port part and the discharge port part includes:
an elongated groove that is depressed from a corresponding one of the pair of sliding surfaces and extends along a circumferential direction of the pump housing in a region opposed to the plurality of pump chambers;
a plurality of opening bores that open on the elongated groove from the outside of the gear accommodation chamber; and
a plurality of ribs each of which is arranged between corresponding adjacent two of the plurality of opening bores; and
the plurality of opening bores and the plurality of ribs are arranged alternately along an extending direction of the elongated groove;
each of the plurality of opening bores
opens inward of a contour of the elongated groove on the corresponding one of the pair of sliding surfaces and
opens outward of a contour of the elongated groove on surfaces of the plurality of ribs.

US Pat. No. 10,557,467

CERAMIC PUMP AND CASTING THEREFOR

1. Casing for a volumetric pump,said casing comprising a wall being in ceramic defining a cylindrical volumetric chamber inside said casing, wherein said wall comprises:
at least one opening means comprising a recess,
a through-hole through the ceramic wall to connect the volumetric chamber to the outside of said casing in the bottom of said recess and
a nozzle inside said recess, said nozzle protruding from the bottom of said recess toward an outside of the casing, said nozzle being concentric around said through-hole and having a length inferior to the depth of the recess.

US Pat. No. 10,557,461

TRANSMISSION ASSEMBLY

Hydro-Gear Limited Partne...

1. A hydraulic drive device, comprising:a housing forming an internal sump;
a center section mounted in the internal sump and having a pump running surface, a motor running surface, a hydraulic porting system disposed therein to hydraulically connect the pump running surface to the motor running surface, and a pair of ports formed therein that hydraulically connect the hydraulic porting system to the internal sump;
a hydraulic pump rotatably disposed on the pump running surface;
a hydraulic motor rotatably disposed on the motor running surface;
a pair of check plugs disposed in the pair of ports and connected to hydraulic porting formed in the center section, each check plug having a closed position and an open position, the pair of check plugs permitting fluid flow from the hydraulic porting to the internal sump when in the open position; and
a rotary bypass mechanism comprising:
a shaft disposed in the housing and having a longitudinal axis;
a pair of engagement fingers, each engagement finger located along the longitudinal axis of the shaft adjacent to one of the pair of check plugs, and
a bypass arm engaged to one end of the shaft and disposed external to the housing, the bypass arm capable of rotating the shaft along the longitudinal axis between a first position in which each engagement finger is not in contact with a respective one of the pair of check plugs and a second position in which each engagement finger contacts the respective one of the pair of check plugs to cause each of the pair of check plugs to move to the open position,
wherein the housing comprises a projection formed thereon adjacent the bypass arm, wherein a first surface of the bypass arm contacts the projection when the bypass arm is in the first position to limit rotation of the bypass arm relative to the housing in a first direction and a second surface of the bypass arm contacts the projection when the bypass arm is in the second position to limit rotation of the bypass arm relative to the housing in a second different direction.

US Pat. No. 10,557,459

VERIFICATION OF WIND TURBINE NACELLE YAW POSITION SENSOR

1. A method of verifying a nacelle yaw position sensor associated with a first wind turbine in a wind farm including a plurality of other wind turbines, the method comprising:determining a first absolute wind direction signal associated with the first wind turbine;
determining a second absolute wind signal direction signal associated with the plurality of other wind turbines;
comparing the first absolute wind direction signal to the second absolute wind direction signal; and
in the event that the first absolute wind direction signal is beyond a predetermined error range of the second absolute wind direction signal, triggering a reset of the nacelle yaw position sensor by yawing the nacelle to a reset-position.

US Pat. No. 10,557,458

INTEGRATED TETHER AND MOORING WITH FLOATING PLATFORM FOR ENERGY KITE

Makani Technologies LLC, ...

1. An offshore airborne wind turbine system, comprising:an aerial vehicle;
an underwater anchor;
a tether comprising:
an insulated electrical conductor,
an upper portion secured to the aerial vehicle, and
a lower portion secured to the underwater anchor; and
a floating platform configured as a landing platform for the aerial vehicle, wherein the tether passes through the floating platform along a reference axis and is captured by the floating platform such that the tether is constrained in movement relative to the floating platform in a plane perpendicular to the reference axis and the tether can freely move through the floating platform along the reference axis.

US Pat. No. 10,557,446

LIQUID PUMP WITH CAVITATION MITIGATION

Caterpillar Inc., Peoria...

1. A valve assembly for a liquid pump comprising:a valve body having each of a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet formed therein, and including a valve stack forming an inlet valve seat and an outlet valve seat each positioned fluidly between the fluid inlet and the fluid outlet;
an inlet check valve, separate from the valve body, positioned at least partially within the valve stack and movable relative to the valve stack between a closed position blocking the inlet valve seat, and an open position;
an outlet check valve positioned at least partially within the valve stack and movable between a closed position blocking the outlet valve seat, and an open position;
a plunger movable within the valve body between a retracted position and an advanced position;
the inlet check valve, the outlet check valve, and the plunger defining a common axis that extends through the valve stack, and the inlet check valve being located axially between the outlet check valve and the plunger;
the valve body further having formed therein a pumping chamber receiving the plunger, an inlet chamber within the valve stack, and an outlet chamber within the valve stack, and each of the pumping chamber, the inlet chamber, and the outlet chamber being centered on the common axis; and
a plurality of flow channels formed in the valve body for transitioning a pumped liquid between the fluid inlet and the fluid outlet, and being arranged in a first parallel group, defined by the valve stack, fluidly connecting the inlet chamber to the pumping chamber and having a first circumferential distribution about the common axis, and a second parallel group, defined by the valve stack, fluidly connecting the inlet chamber to the outlet chamber and having a second circumferential distribution about the common axis.

US Pat. No. 10,557,442

PURGE EJECTOR ASSEMBLY FOR AN ENGINE

1. A purge ejector assembly for an engine, comprising:a first fluid passage defining a fluid connection between an engine manifold port and air inlet channel port;
a nozzle device disposed in said first fluid passage and configured to raise the flow velocity of the air flowing in said first fluid passage;
a first valve disposed in said first fluid passage at a position in-between said engine manifold port and said nozzle device, said first valve being configured to permit fluid to flow through said first valve from said engine manifold port toward said nozzle device, while restricting fluid to flow through said first valve from said nozzle device toward said engine manifold port;
a second fluid passage defining a fluid connection between a purge flow port connectable to a canister purge passage and said engine manifold port;
a second valve disposed in said second fluid passage at a position in-between said engine manifold port and said purge flow port, said second valve being configured to permit fluid to flow through said second valve from said purge flow port toward said engine manifold port, while restricting fluid to flow through said second valve from said engine manifold port toward said purge flow port, thereby enabling evaporated fuel to flow in said second fluid passage from said canister purge passage to said engine manifold port when said assembly is subjected to a negative pressure via said engine manifold port;
a third fluid passage defining a fluid connection between said purge flow port and said air inlet channel port, and extending from a second fluid passage position located between said purge flow port and said second valve to a first fluid passage position located between said nozzle device and said air inlet channel port;
a third valve disposed in said third fluid passage and configured to permit fluid to flow through said third valve from said purge flow port toward said air inlet channel port, while restricting fluid to flow through said third valve from said air inlet channel port toward said purge flow port, thereby enabling evaporated fuel to flow in said third fluid passage from said canister purge passage to said air inlet channel port when said assembly is subjected to a positive pressure via said engine manifold port forming a negative pressure in said third fluid passage,
wherein the purge ejector assembly is an assembled single unit.

US Pat. No. 10,557,441

EVAPORATED FUEL PROCESSING DEVICE

AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. An evaporated fuel processing device comprising: a canister configured to adsorb fuel evaporated in a fuel tank; a purge passage that is connected between the canister and an intake passage of an engine, and through which a purge gas sent from the canister to the intake passage passes; a control valve provided on the purge passage, an aperture of the control valve being variable, and the control valve configured to control an introduction amount of the purge gas to the intake passage by changing the aperture; a pump provided on the purge passage between the control valve and the canister, the pump is configured to discharge the purge gas from the canister to the intake passage; and a concentration sensor configured to detect a purge gas concentration of the purge gas passing through the purge passage based on a pressure difference between an upstream side and a downstream side of the control valve anda solenoid valve provided on the purge passage on an intake passage side relative to the control
valve, and configured to switch between a communication state and a cutoff state, the communication state being a state in which the canister and the intake passage communicate with each other via the purge passage, and the cutoff state being a state in which communication between the canister and the intake passage is cut off on the purge passage; and a branch passage including one end connected to the purge passage between the control valve and the solenoid valve, and another end connected to the purge passage on a canister side relative to the pump, wherein the evaporated fuel processing device is configured to circulate the purge gas through the control valve in a case where the pump is driven with the solenoid valve being in the cutoff state.

US Pat. No. 10,557,440

INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

Ricardo UK Limited, (GB)...

1. A method of operating an internal combustion engine comprising a cylinder and a piston, the method comprising injecting into the cylinder, as a liquid in the form of a spray of droplets, a fuel which has been condensed into its liquid phase via a refrigeration process, such that the fuel vaporises into its gaseous phase during a compression stroke of the piston and before combustion such that a rise in temperature caused by the compression stroke is limited by the absorption of heat by the fuel, wherein the injection of fuel is controlled to provide a selected amount of heat absorption in the cylinder.

US Pat. No. 10,557,424

METHOD AND SYSTEM OF AIR CHARGING FOR AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A method of controlling the operation of an air charging system of an internal combustion engine, wherein the air charging system comprises, and wherein the method comprises:monitoring, by a plurality of sensors, a plurality of output parameters of the air charging system;
calculating, by a processor, an error between each one of the output parameters and a target value thereof;
applying, by the processor, each one of the calculated errors to a linear controller that yields a virtual input;
calculating, by the processor, a plurality of input parameters for the air charging system using the virtual input with a non-linear mathematical model of the air charging system configured such that each one of the virtual inputs is in a linear relation with only one of the output parameters, wherein each one of the input parameters affects all of the output parameters; and
operating a plurality of actuators of the air charging system including an electric motor of an air compressor, wherein each of the actuators using a corresponding one of the input parameters.

US Pat. No. 10,557,420

FRESH AIR SUPPLY DEVICE FOR AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE OF A MOTOR VEHICLE

Mahle International GmbH,...

1. A fresh air supply device for an internal combustion engine, comprising:a housing and a flap arrangement arranged in the housing, the flap arrangement including at least one flap for controlling a fresh air flow through a fresh air path to a respective cylinder of the internal combustion engine;
the flap arrangement including a common actuator shaft connected to the at least one flap in a torque-proof manner and mounted rotatably about an axis of rotation in a plurality of bearings of the flap arrangement; and
the actuator shaft having at least one actuator shaft section in which the actuator shaft has a right-angle bend configured to interact with a stop present on the housing for limiting a rotational movement of the actuator shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,557,416

FLOW MODULATING AIRFOIL APPARATUS

United Technologies Corpo...

1. A gas turbine engine comprising:a fan;
a compressor downstream of the fan;
a combustor downstream of the fan;
a turbine downstream of the fan;
a bypass duct downstream of the fan and radially outward of the compressor;
a cooling system comprising:
an inlet for receiving air from the bypass duct;
an outlet for returning the air to the bypass duct;
a cooling duct extending between the inlet and the outlet;
a heat exchanger positioned in the cooling duct; and
a fluid modulator positioned in the cooling duct, wherein the fluid modulator includes a plurality of dividers extending parallel to each other and arranged across the cooling duct, wherein each divider comprises:
a first flap that is rotatable about an axis;
a second flap that is rotatable about the axis;
a first actuator, comprised of a first motor and a first linkage, wherein the first actuator is disposed to rotate the first flap; and
a second actuator, comprised of a second motor and a second linkage, wherein the second actuator is disposed to rotate the second flap;
wherein the first actuator and the second actuator are mechanically independent.

US Pat. No. 10,557,412

SYSTEMS FOR REDUCING DEFLECTION OF A SHROUD THAT RETAINS FAN EXIT STATORS

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

1. A system for retaining stators of a gas turbine engine having an axis, the outer diameter shroud comprising:an annular body positioned around the axis, extending in an axial direction, and defining a plurality of slots each configured to receive a portion of one of a plurality of stators;
a shroud flange coupled to the annular body, extending in a direction perpendicular to a tangent of the annular body, and configured to be fastened to a case of the gas turbine engine; and
a stator being double potted and having an outer diameter end configured to be received by one of the plurality of slots defined by the annular body.

US Pat. No. 10,557,410

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ENGINE CLEANING

1. A cleaning machine to clean an engine, where the engine has an oil pump to circulate oil therethrough and an oil drain from which to drain the circulated oil therefrom, said cleaning machine comprising:a source of engine cleaning fluid;
a cleaning fluid pump lying in fluid communication with said source of engine cleaning fluid to pump the engine cleaning fluid from said source;
a cleaning fluid inlet line extending between said cleaning fluid pump and the engine to supply the engine cleaning fluid being pumped by said cleaning fluid pump from said source thereof to the engine to flow therethrough;
a cleaning fluid outlet line extending between the engine and said cleaning fluid inlet line such that a first portion of the engine cleaning fluid flowing through the engine is recycled by way of said cleaning fluid outlet line and said cleaning fluid inlet line to the engine by means of the engine oil pump; and
an oil drain outlet line extending between the engine oil drain and said cleaning fluid inlet line by way of said cleaning fluid pump such that a second portion of the engine cleaning fluid flowing through the engine is recycled by way of said oil drain outlet line and said cleaning fluid inlet line to the engine by means of said cleaning fluid pump.

US Pat. No. 10,557,406

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REGULATING COOLANT FLOW THROUGH A CHARGE AIR COOLER OF A VEHICLE

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A system comprising:a charge air cooler (CAC) efficiency module configured to determine a maximum efficiency of a charge air cooler that avoids condensation in the charge air cooler;
a coolant flow request module configured to determine a coolant flow request based on:
an outlet temperature of a compressor disposed upstream of a heat exchanger of the charge air cooler; and
the maximum efficiency of the charge air cooler; and
a pump control module configured to control an output of a pump based on the coolant flow request, wherein the pump circulates coolant through a radiator of the charge air cooler and through the heat exchanger of the charge air cooler when the pump is activated, and the heat exchanger is disposed upstream of an intake manifold of an engine.

US Pat. No. 10,557,402

NOISE SUPPRESSION SYSTEMS

KOHLER CO., Kohler, WI (...

1. A generator set comprising:an internal combustion engine;
an enclosure comprising a plurality of exterior side walls defining a perimeter and an internal space, the engine disposed in the internal space; and
an openable cover attached to the enclosure that provides access to the internal space;
at least one exterior side wall of the plurality of exterior side walls comprises a micro-perforated exterior barrier;
wherein the micro-perforated exterior barrier of the at least one exterior side wall comprises a micro-perforated panel including a micro-perforated sheet and an outermost wall of the at least one exterior side wall defining a boundary wall spaced apart from the micro-perforated sheet by an empty gap.

US Pat. No. 10,557,401

THERMAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS, COOLANT VALVES AND CONTROL LOGIC FOR VEHICLE POWERTRAINS

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A thermal management system for a vehicle powertrain, the vehicle powertrain including an oil heater and an engine assembly with an engine block, a cylinder head, and an exhaust manifold, the thermal management system comprising:an electronic heat exchanger configured to actively transfer heat from a coolant fluid to an ambient fluid;
a coolant pump configured to circulate the coolant fluid emitted from the electronic heat exchanger;
a first set of fluid conduits fluidly connecting the coolant pump and the electronic heat exchanger;
a second set of fluid conduits configured to fluidly connect the coolant pump to the engine block, the cylinder head, and the exhaust manifold;
a third set of fluid conduits configured to fluidly connect the engine block, the cylinder head, and the exhaust manifold to the electronic heat exchanger, the coolant pump, and the oil heater;
a first valve assembly interposed within the first set of fluid conduits and operable to regulate coolant fluid flow between the coolant pump and the electronic heat exchanger; and
a second valve assembly interposed within the third set of fluid conduits and operable to regulate coolant fluid flow, individually and jointly, between the engine block, the cylinder head, the exhaust manifold, the electronic heat exchanger, the coolant pump, and the oil heater, the second valve assembly including a second body with a first inlet port configured to fluidly connect to the exhaust manifold, a second inlet port configured to fluidly connect to the cylinder head, and a third inlet port configured to fluidly connect to the engine block.

US Pat. No. 10,557,399

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR A VENTILATING ARRANGEMENT

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A liquid-cooled internal combustion engine comprising at least one cylinder head comprising at least one cylinder; an intake system shaped to supply air, the intake system comprising an inlet manifold laterally adjoining the at least one cylinder head and comprising a plenum chamber, from which at least one cylinder intake line branches off for each cylinder; and a liquid-type cooling arrangement comprises a cooling circuit equipped with a pump for conveying a coolant and with a ventilation vessel, the ventilation vessel is fluidly coupled to the cooling circuit of the internal combustion engine via a ventilation line and a return line, and the return line directly connects the ventilation vessel to a pump; wherein the ventilation vessel is arranged above the inlet manifold and between the inlet manifold and the at least one cylinder head, a virtual connecting line extending from the plenum chamber and the at least one cylinder head intersects the ventilation vessel.

US Pat. No. 10,557,394

EXHAUST HEAT RECOVERY DEVICE HAVING AN IMPROVED TIGHTNESS

1. A recovery device to recover exhaust heat, the recovery device extending between an exhaust gas inlet and a gas outlet, and including:a valve defining a direct gas passage between the exhaust gas inlet and the gas outlet, the valve comprising a valve body including the gas outlet and housing a gate movable around a pivot link between a closing off position and a released position of the direct gas passage; and
a heat exchanger comprising an exchanger inlet communicating with the valve upstream from the gate, and an exchanger outlet communicating with the valve downstream from the gate, wherein:
the valve includes a tube comprising the exhaust gas inlet, the tube extending partially inside the valve body up to a distal end mouth edge of the tube, the distal end mouth edge extending in a plane,
the gate has a planar contact surface intended to come into direct contact with the distal end mouth edge of the tube when the gate is in the closing off position,
the gate includes a riser, and
wherein the riser is configured to obstruct the exchanger outlet when the gate is in the released position, the exchanger outlet being provided with an adjusted ring reducing a space available for the exhaust gas at the exchanger outlet when the gate is in the released position.

US Pat. No. 10,557,389

GASKET FOR A VALVE OF AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

FREUDENBERG SEALING TECHN...

1. A gasket for a valve of an internal combustion engine; said valve comprising a guide element defining a through seat, and a mobile stem sliding in said seat; said gasket having a central axis and comprising:an elastically deformable sealing element, having an annular shape with respect to said axis (A) and adapted to be arranged externally on said valve to cooperate both with said guide element and with said stem; and
a support element having an annular shape with respect to said axis (A), coaxially arranged on at least part of said sealing element so that said sealing element is radially pressed between said support element and said valve;
wherein said support element comprises:
a first annular component, internally cooperating with at least one portion of said sealing element;
a second annular component, distinct from said first component, mounted coaxially and in a radially outermost position on said first component and configured to arrange said gasket to be used on said engine; and
snap coupling means between said first and second components;
wherein said second component comprises a substantially cylindrical or frustoconical main body surrounding said first component, and an annular flange radially projecting outwards from one end of said main body and adapted to be mounted in a fixed position with respect to said valve;
wherein said main body of said second component has, in a position axially spaced from said flange, an annular edge radially projecting towards said axis (A) and defining an axial abutment for an interaction portion of said first component; and wherein said snap coupling means comprises two or more hooking projections angularly equidistant about said axis (A), cantileverly extending from said annular edge towards said flange within respective windows of said main body and cooperating in contact with said first component to abuttingly keep it against said annular edge.

US Pat. No. 10,557,388

ENGINE EXHAUST VALVE FOR LARGE SHIP AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

DAIDO STEEL CO., LTD., N...

1. A method for manufacturing an exhaust valve of a diesel engine for a ship, the exhaust valve comprising a shaft part and an umbrella part that are integrated with each other and include an Ni—Cr—Al system Ni-base age-precipitated alloy, wherein the method comprises:vacuum melting a raw material to obtain a steel ingot;
obtaining a billet for a forge working from the steel ingot;
subjecting the billet to an aging heat treatment to form an overaged state so as to give a layered structure containing a layer including an ?-Cr phase having a thickness of 150 nm or more;
forge-working the billet in an integrated state of the shaft part and the umbrella part; and
an adjusting heat treatment to provide a hardness of 600 HV or less as a whole while maintaining the thickness of the layer formed of the ?-Cr phase,
wherein the vacuum melting, the obtaining the billet, and the aging heat treatment are conducted while maintaining a temperature to at least 600° C. or higher, and
wherein the alloy includes a component composition comprising, in mass %:
essential elements of:
Cr: 32% to 50%,
Al: 0.5% to 10.0%; and
Fe: 0.1% to 20.0%;
optional elements of:
Si: 5% or less;
B: 0.01% or less;
C: 0.1% or less;
Cu: 5% or less;
Ti: 0.1% or less;
Nb: 0.1% or less;
Ta: 0.1% or less; and
V: 0.1% or less,
with a proviso that Ti+Nb+Ta+V is 0.1% or less; and
a balance being unavoidable impurities and Ni.

US Pat. No. 10,557,386

VALVE TIMING CONTROLLER

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A valve timing controller provided in a power transmission path between a driving shaft and a driven shaft of an internal combustion engine to control a valve timing of an intake valve or an exhaust valve, the valve timing controller comprising:a drive unit outputting a rotational power;
a first rotating body provided on a rotation axis of one of the driving shaft and the driven shaft to rotate synchronously with another of the driving shaft and the driven shaft;
a second rotating body provided to an end portion of the one of the driving shaft and the driven shaft to rotate along with the one of the driving shaft and the driven shaft;
a relative rotating portion provided in the first rotating body between the drive unit and the second rotating body, the relative rotating portion configured to move relative to the first rotating body in an axial direction, the relative rotating portion transmitting the rotational power between the first rotating body and the second rotating body, the relative rotating portion varying a relative rotation phase between the first rotating body and the second rotting body; and
a joint connecting the drive unit and the relative rotating portion; wherein
the joint includes:
a rotation transmitting portion which abuts on the relative rotating portion in a circumferential direction, and
a stopper portion which abuts on the relative rotating portion in the axial direction to restrict an axial position of the relative rotating portion.

US Pat. No. 10,557,378

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REGULATING CONDENSATION OF FLUE GAS IN A STEAM GENERATOR

GENERAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLO...

1. A system for regulating condensation of a flue gas in a steam generator, the system comprising:a temperature controller configured to control a temperature of a component of the steam generator, the temperature controller comprising a heater in heating contact with a working medium of the steam generator, the component being in heating-contact with the flue gas;
a flue gas analyzer configured to communicate with the temperature controller and to obtain a measurement of an amount of an acid-forming compound in the flue gas, wherein the flue gas analyzer is further configured to obtain the measurement of the amount of the acid-forming compound at a predetermined location where the flue gas has a temperature between 400° C. and 800° C.; and
wherein the temperature controller adjusts the temperature of the component based at least in part on the measurement such that the temperature of the component is above an acid dew point of the flue gas when the component is in heating-contact with the flue gas.

US Pat. No. 10,557,375

SEGREGATED COOLING AIR PASSAGES FOR TURBINE VANE

United Technologies Corpo...

1. An airfoil for a gas turbine engine comprising:a cavity including an internal surface of an outer wall, the outer wall includes a plurality of film cooling holes communicating air from the first passage to an outer surface of the outer wall;
a baffle disposed within the cavity and spaced apart from the internal surface, the baffle includes a plurality of impingement openings communicating airflow into the first passage, wherein the impingement openings direct airflow from the baffle against the internal surface; and
a partition disposed between the baffle and the internal surface to divide a space between the baffle and the internal surface into at least a first passage and a second passage, wherein the partition extends from a root of the airfoil to a tip and air within the first passage is not communicated to the second passage, wherein the baffle includes at least one bleed air opening communicating airflow into the second passage and is without impingement cooling openings that communicate airflow into the second passage.

US Pat. No. 10,557,374

GAS TURBINE AND METHOD FOR PROTECTING A GAS TURBINE IN CASE OF A SHAFT BREAK

13. A method for protecting a gas turbine in case of a main shaft break, wherein the gas turbine includes a turbine, a compressor arranged upstream of the turbine, and the main shaft extending in an axial direction and connecting the turbine to the compressor, comprising:providing a first shaft section that is connected to the compressor and a second shaft section that is connected to the turbine, the first shaft section and the second shaft section extending coaxially with respect to the main shaft and being separated from each other by a gap at mutually facing ends thereof, and, at their mutually facing ends, having mutually corresponding structures, and wherein
upon breaking of the main shaft, providing that the mutually corresponding structures of the mutually facing ends of the first and second shaft sections come into interaction with each other as a result of differing rotational speeds of the first and second shaft sections that cause application of a force in the axial direction to the turbine and a force counter to the axial direction to the compressor such that the first and second shaft sections are moved away from each other.

US Pat. No. 10,557,368

GAS TURBINE ENGINE RAPID RESPONSE CLEARANCE CONTROL SYSTEM WITH VARIABLE VOLUME TURBINE CASE

United Technologies Corpo...

1. An active clearance control system of a gas turbine engine comprising:a radially adjustable blade outer air seal system disposed radially inside of an engine case of the gas turbine engine, the radially adjustable blade outer air seal system defining an annular space between the radially adjustable blade outer air seal system and the engine case, the radially adjustable blade outer air seal system movable between a radially contracted Blade Outer Air Seal position that defines a first air volume of the annular space and a radially expanded Blade Outer Air Seal position that defines a second air volume of the annular space, the second air volume different than the first air volume;
an actuator in communication with the radially adjustable blade outer air seal system and configured to move the radially adjustable blade outer air seal system between the radially contracted Blade Outer Air Seal position and the radially expanded Blade Outer Air Seal position; and
an accumulator system comprising a pneumatic cylinder and a piston disposed within the pneumatic cylinder, the piston in fluid communication with the annular space and movable between a first position corresponding to the first air volume and a second position corresponding to the second air volume;
wherein the accumulator system accommodates a difference in air volume between the first air volume and the second air volume.

US Pat. No. 10,557,366

BOAS HAVING RADIALLY EXTENDED PROTRUSIONS

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

1. A blade outer air seal, comprising:a plurality of arcuate segments, wherein a first arcuate segment of the plurality of arcuate segments comprises:
a first wall located at an aft end of the first arcuate segment, the first wall comprising a first radially extending protrusion located at a first circumferential end of the first wall, a second radially extending protrusion located at a second circumferential end of the first wall opposite the first circumferential end, and a plurality of third radially extending protrusions disposed between the first radially extending protrusion and the second radially extending protrusion, wherein a radial height of the first radially extending protrusion and the second radially extending protrusion as measured from a radially inward surface of the first arcuate segment is greater than a radial height of the third radially extending protrusions as measured from the radially inward surface of the first arcuate segment;
a first hook extending aft from the first wall, wherein a radially outward surface of the first hook is radially inward of a midpoint of the first wall, the midpoint of the first wall being located halfway between the radially inward surface of the first arcuate segment and a radially outward surface of the third radially extending protrusions; and
a first gusset extending from the first radially extending protrusion.

US Pat. No. 10,557,364

TWO PIECES STATOR INNER SHROUD

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

8. An inner shroud, comprising:an inner shroud segment with a radial curve centered about an axis, comprising,
an inner housing, and
an outer housing disposed within the inner housing and defining a channel facing away from the inner housing and an enclosed cavity between outer housing and the inner housing, wherein the channel is filled by a compliant material;
a vane at least partially retained within the channel of the outer housing; and
wherein the compliant material is coupled to the vane, the inner housing, and the outer housing, wherein the compliant material retains the inner housing relative to the outer housing, and
wherein the channel and the cavity extend parallel to the axis.

US Pat. No. 10,557,363

SEALING STRUCTURE AND ROTARY MACHINE

MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER ...

1. A sealing structure configured to seal a space between an outer peripheral surface of a rotor, the rotor being configured to rotate around an axis of the rotor and an inner peripheral surface of a stator surrounding the rotor from an outer peripheral side of the rotor in a radial direction, the sealing structure comprising:a plurality of step portions on a first surface which is one of the outer peripheral surface of the rotor and the inner peripheral surface of the stator, the plurality of step portions being arranged in an axial direction, each of the plurality of step portions having a stepped surface which faces an upstream side in the axial direction, and protrudes from the first surface toward a second surface which is the other of the outer peripheral surface of the rotor and the inner peripheral surface of the stator; and
a plurality of seal fins on the second surface, each of the plurality of seal fins extending toward a peripheral surface of a corresponding one of the plurality of step portions such that a clearance is defined between each of the plurality of seal fins and the peripheral surface of the corresponding one of the plurality of step portions,
wherein each of the plurality of seal fins includes a tip, a bent point at a position apart from the second surface in the radial direction toward the first surface by a predetermined distance, and a bent portion which is inclined toward the upstream side from the bent point toward the tip on a first surface side,
wherein a cavity is defined between each adjacent pair of the plurality of seal fins and a cavity is defined between one of the plurality of seal fins which is furthest upstream and a side surface of one of the stator and the rotor, the side surface facing toward a downstream side, and
wherein a vertical to horizontal ratio D/W, which is a ratio of a radial size D of each cavity to an axial size W of each cavity, is 1.0.

US Pat. No. 10,557,357

SEAL STRUCTURE

MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER ...

1. A seal structure comprising:a first member facing a combustion gas flow passage defined around a rotor axis;
a second member facing the combustion gas flow passage and being adjacent to the first member;
a third member on an outer side of the combustion gas flow passage between a first end face of the first member facing downstream and a second end face of the second member facing the first end face, the third member being configured to engage with the first member and the second member;
a heat-resistant coating on at least one of the first end face and the second end face, both of the first end face and the second end face being closer to the combustion gas flow passage with respect to the third member; and
a contact part in each of the first end face and the second end face, further on the outer side of the combustion gas flow passage than the heat-resistant coating, the contact part being configured to, when the first member and the second member move relatively toward each other, restrict relative movement of the first member and the second member by directly coming into contact with the first member and the second member, or indirectly coming into contact with the first member and the second member through the third member, in a state where a clearance is left between the heat-resistant coating and at least one of the first end face and the second end face facing the heat-resistant coating,
wherein the first member is a combustor,
wherein the second member is a vane on a downstream side in a rotor axis direction relative to the combustor,
wherein the third member is a seal member on the outer side of the combustion gas flow passage, and
wherein the seal member includes:
cooling channels defined in a region extending in a circumferential direction based on the rotor axis, at positions including a position on an upstream side in the rotor axis direction relative to a leading edge of the vane facing the upstream side in the rotor axis direction; and
a third end face having a plurality of openings defined in the circumferential direction and configured to discharge cooling air from the cooling channels, the third end face facing downstream.

US Pat. No. 10,557,355

TURBINE ROTOR ASSEMBLY, TURBINE, AND ROTOR BLADE

MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER ...

1. A turbine rotor assembly comprising:a rotor shaft on which a blade groove extending along a circumferential direction is defined; and
a rotor blade, the rotor blade including:
a blade section on an outer side of the rotor shaft in a radial direction of the rotor shaft; and
a blade root section integrally formed with the blade section and configured to be fitted in the blade groove,
wherein the rotor shaft includes:
two protrusions which are separated from each other in an axial direction of the rotor shaft and define a first part of a wall surface of the blade groove and an opening of the blade groove, the two protrusions each protruding outward from an outer circumferential surface of the rotor shaft in the radial direction of the rotor shaft;
two bearing surfaces on an inner side of the outer circumferential surface of the rotor shaft in the radial direction of the rotor shaft, the two bearing surfaces facing inward in the radial direction of the rotor shaft, the two bearing surfaces being separated from each other in the axial direction of the rotor shaft and the two bearing surfaces defining a second part of the wall surface of the blade groove;
two first facing surfaces which face each other in the axial direction of the rotor shaft and define a third part of the wall surface of the blade groove, the two first facing surfaces being between the two bearing surfaces and outer circumferential surfaces of the two protrusions in the radial direction of the rotor shaft; and
two second facing surfaces between the two bearing surfaces and the outer circumferential surfaces of the two protrusions in the radial direction of the rotor shaft, on an outer side of the two first facing surfaces, the two second facing surfaces facing each other in the axial direction of the rotor shaft with a gap therebetween which is larger than a gap between the first facing surfaces, the two second facing surfaces defining a fourth part of the wall surface of the blade groove, and
wherein the blade root section includes:
two contact surfaces which are separated from each other in the axial direction of the rotor shaft, and are contactable with the two bearing surfaces in the radial direction of the rotor shaft, respectively;
two first side surfaces each facing a corresponding one of the two first facing surfaces;
two second side surfaces each facing a corresponding one of the two second facing surfaces with a gap therebetween that is smaller than a distance between a corresponding one of the two first facing surfaces and a corresponding one of the two first side surfaces facing the corresponding one of the two first facing surfaces; and
two flange sections which are each positioned, when the blade root section is fitted in the blade groove, adjacent to the outer circumferential surface of a corresponding one of the two protrusions in the radial direction of the rotor shaft, the two flange sections defining a part of a platform section continuing to a blade profile section of the rotor blade.

US Pat. No. 10,557,346

METHODS FOR DETERMINING SATURATION PARAMETERS OF A FORMATION

SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY C...

1. A method of determining a saturation parameter of a formation traversed by a borehole, comprising:locating a borehole tool at a location in the formation, said borehole tool having a probe connected thereto, the probe including a fluid sampling tool;
activating the fluid sampling tool thereby drawing formation fluid into a sample chamber of the fluid sampling tool, and measuring
a fractional flow rate of the fluid in the borehole tool, and thereby generating fractional flow rate data;
based on said fractional flow rate data, by way of computer processing, calculating
indication of fluid mobility data proximate to the probe; and
based on said fractional flow rate data and said indication of fluid mobility data, by way of computer processing, calculating a saturation parameter of the formation.

US Pat. No. 10,557,342

SURFACE EXCITATION RANGING METHODS AND SYSTEMS EMPLOYING A CUSTOMIZED GROUNDING ARRANGEMENT

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A surface excitation ranging method that comprises:estimating grounding impedance for a target well based at least in part on one or more testing operations that measure the grounding impedance;
installing a customized grounding arrangement for a power supply located at earth's surface, wherein the customized grounding arrangement is based at least in part on the estimated grounding impedance for the target well;
conveying an electrical current output from the power supply along the target well with a metal casing;
sensing electromagnetic (EM) fields emitted from the target well due to the electrical current; and
using distance or direction information obtained from the sensed EM fields to guide drilling of a new well relative to the target well.

US Pat. No. 10,557,341

METHODS OF EVALUATING CEMENT ISOLATIONS AND QUALITY

SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY C...

1. A method comprising:preparing a map of cement quality for one or more intervals of a wellbore;
determining anticipated regions of fluid communication and anticipated regions of zonal isolation from the map of cement quality;
designing a stimulating treatment based on the presence of regions of fluid communication based on the map of cement quality created from one or more cement logs,
wherein the designing the stimulating treatment comprises using diversion techniques at anticipated regions of fluid communication; and
performing the stimulation treatment.

US Pat. No. 10,557,335

GAS FRACTURING METHOD AND SYSTEM

SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY C...

1. A method for treating a subterranean formation penetrated by a wellbore, comprising:injecting into a fracture in the formation a gas treatment fluid stage above a fracturing pressure, wherein the gas treatment fluid stage is substantially free of proppant and wherein the gas treatment fluid stage is a mist that comprises a continuous gas phase and a mist phase, wherein the continuous gas phase is present at a concentration above 95 percent by volume, and the mist phase comprises particles in an amount below 5 percent by volume;
depositing the mist phase particles onto a face of a fracture within the formation to inhibit fluid loss into a formation matrix; and
reducing the pressure in the fracture to form a network of flow paths in the formation,
wherein the mist phase particles are smaller than 100 microns.

US Pat. No. 10,557,328

THERMAL LOAD BASED AUTOMATIC VALVE ARRANGEMENT AND METHOD

BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPAN...

1. A thermal load based automatic valve arrangement comprising:an actuator responsive to fluid temperature flowing through the arrangement;
a closure member operably connected to the actuator; and
a seat configured to receive the closure member when actuated such that fluid flow through the arrangement is prevented or restricted in a first direction while fluid flow through the arrangement is still allowed in a second direction.

US Pat. No. 10,557,326

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR STUCK PIPE MITIGATION

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A system for moving a tubular string within a subterranean well, the system having:a ring assembly including:
a structural ring sized with a ring inner diameter to circumscribe the tubular string and a ring outer diameter to fit within a bore of the subterranean well, where the structural ring includes an internal cavity and a fluid flow path extending from the internal cavity to an exterior of the ring assembly;
a rotatable blade extending from the structural ring, the blade rotatable in a path that circumscribes the tubular string; and
wheels spaced around an inner diameter surface of the structural ring.

US Pat. No. 10,557,318

EARTH-BORING TOOLS HAVING MULTIPLE GAGE PAD LENGTHS AND RELATED METHODS

Baker Hughes, a GE compan...

1. An earth-boring tool, comprising:a body comprising a shank and a crown adjacent the shank;
at least one first blade extending outward from the body, the at least one first blade comprising:
an upper surface;
a first gage region having a first longitudinal length; and
a recess extending at least partially into the at least one first blade from the upper surface;
at least one second blade extending outward from the body, the at least one second blade comprising:
a second gage region having a second longitudinal length that is greater than the first longitudinal length; and
an upper external surface of the crown between the shank and each of the at least one first blade and the at least one second blade, the upper external surface being tapered radially outward in a longitudinally upward direction relative to a central axis of the earth-boring tool, wherein the upper external surface tapers radially outward to a maximum diameter substantially equal to an outer diameter of the shank.

US Pat. No. 10,557,317

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PIPE CONCENTRICITY, ZONAL ISOLATION, AND STUCK PIPE PREVENTION

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

10. A method for moving a tubular string within a subterranean well, the method including:positioning a ring assembly around the tubular string, the ring assembly including:
a structural ring sized with a ring inner diameter to circumscribe the tubular string and a ring outer diameter to fit within a bore of the subterranean well;
a plurality of individual openings spaced around an outer diameter surface of the structural ring, each individual opening associated with an inflatable member; and
wheels spaced around an inner diameter surface of the structural ring;
repeatedly inflating and deflating the inflatable member to vibrationally impact an internal surface of the subterranean well with the inflatable member.

US Pat. No. 10,557,314

RIG FLOOR FOR A DRILLING RIG

National Oilwell Varco No...

1. A system for moving items on a rig floor, the system comprising a plurality of skids and a network of rails for guiding the plurality of skids, each skid of said plurality of skids for supporting an item, and each skid of said plurality of skids having a plurality of skid shoes engaging at least one rail of said network of rails, wherein the network of rails comprises at least one predetermined parking spot, and wherein the system further comprises a master computer control system, a parking sensor for obtaining parking location information to indicate that a first skid of said plurality of skids is parked at the predetermined parking spot and relaying the parking location information to the master computer control system, and an item sensor for identifying if the item is present aboard the first skid and relaying the item presence information to the master computer control system.

US Pat. No. 10,557,307

DRILLING TOOL

20. A drilling tool for drilling openings in a cement ballast tank of an oil rig in order to gain access to an internal space in the ballast tank, the drilling tool comprising:an electrical motor driving a first shaft,
a pump driven by the motor for pumping well fluid in through an inlet and out through an outlet,
a gear, driven by the first shaft extending through the pump, for reducing rotation of a second shaft, and
a drilling head having bits and at least one drilling head fluid channel and being driven by the second shaft, the outlet of the pump being fluidly connected with the fluid channel to pump well fluid out through the fluid channel,
wherein the gear is arranged in a gear housing, the gear housing arranged in a tool housing, the gear housing and the tool housing defining a gear fluid channel providing fluid communication between the pump and the drilling head fluid channel to prevent well fluid from entering the gear,
wherein the drilling tool further comprises a compensator in fluid communication with the gear housing for pressurising the gear housing with a compensator fluid, and wherein, in use, a gear housing pressure in the gear housing is controlled so as to be greater than a tool housing pressure thus ensuring the well fluid does not contact the gear,
wherein the pump is configured to transport both the well fluid and the compensator fluid, and
wherein the well fluid has a serpentine path through the pump, and the compensator fluid passes through the first shaft within the pump in linear fashion.

US Pat. No. 10,557,299

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY CONTROLLING MOVEMENT OF A BARRIER

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

1. A computer-implemented method for automatically controlling movement of a barrier, comprising:determining at least one status zone associated with the barrier, wherein a current status of the barrier is determined when a vehicle travels through at least one portion of a boundary of the at least one status zone;
modifying a size of the at least one status zone by modifying the at least one portion of the boundary to be located at an extended distance from the barrier to allow the status of the barrier to be determined during at least one of: a first opportunity at which it is possible for a barrier controller to receive radio frequency signals from the vehicle during arrival of the vehicle towards the barrier and a last opportunity at which it is possible for the barrier controller to receive radio frequency signals from the vehicle during departure of the vehicle away from the barrier, wherein the size of the at least one status zone is modified based on a reception of a predetermined number of communication signals by the barrier controller from the extended distance;
sending a barrier control signal to remotely control movement of the barrier, wherein the barrier control signal is based on the current state of the barrier and is sent when the vehicle travels through at least one barrier control zone associated with sending of the barrier control signal to control movement of the barrier, wherein a size of the at least one barrier control zone is based on the size of the at least one status zone;
controlling movement of the barrier to traverse the barrier from at least one of: an opened state to a closed state and the closed state to the opened state based on a receipt of the barrier control signal; and
presenting the current state of the barrier, wherein the current state of the barrier is updated based on controlling the movement of the barrier.

US Pat. No. 10,557,297

MULTI PANEL COMPONENTS

ASSA ABLOY NEW ZEALAND LI...

1. A panel carriage hanger configured to travel along a track, the panel carriage hanger comprising:a body;
rollers attached to the body;
a cylindrical bore in the body, the axis of the cylindrical bore configured to be substantially vertical when the carriage hanger is secured to a track, the cylindrical bore having first and second ends, the cylindrical bore having a lip substantially at a first end, the lip having a plurality of castellations;
an anti-rotating sleeve having:
first and second ends; and
a lip at the second end with a plurality of castellations;
the anti-rotating sleeve inserted into the cylindrical bore such that the first end passes through the first end of the cylindrical bore and the castellations of the anti-rotating sleeve mateable with the castellations of the cylindrical bore, the interior of the anti-rotating sleeve having a keyed portion, the anti-rotating sleeve movable substantially upwards from a first position in the bore where the castellations of the anti-rotating sleeve and the castellations of the cylindrical bore mate such that the anti-rotating sleeve cannot rotate into a second position in the bore where the anti-rotating sleeve can rotate in the bore;
a biasing mechanism providing a substantially downwards force to the anti-rotating sleeve to mate the castellations of the anti-rotating sleeve with the castellations of the cylindrical bore;
a panel attachment mechanism; and
a rod having first and second ends, the rod passing through the anti-rotating sleeve, the second end of the rod supported at the second end of the cylindrical bore by a rod support member, the rod further having a keyed portion, the keyed portion of the rod mating with the keyed portion of the anti-rotating sleeve, such that the anti-rotating sleeve and the rod rotate together, the first end of the rod connected to the panel attachment mechanism, wherein rotating the rod when the anti-rotating sleeve is in the second position adjusts the distance between the rod support member and the panel attachment mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,557,296

WEIGHT COMPENSATION DEVICE OF A LIFTING DOOR WITH AT LEAST ONE COMPRESSION SPRING

1. A weight compensation device for a drive of a lifting door for position-dependent compensation of a weight force of a door leaf of the lifting door comprising a drive shaft, which is configured to be coupled to the drive in order to carry out an opening movement which raises the door leaf and a closing movement which lowers the door leaf, wherein at least one compression spring is provided and arranged such that the compression spring supports the opening movement, and the compression spring is arranged in a hollow-cylindrical guide element, characterized in that the hollow-cylindrical guide element is rotatably attached to a mount for supporting a rotary motion of the drive shaft, and wherein the compression spring is supported on a rotatable base part and on an adjusting element, in a force transmitting manner, wherein the rotatable base part is fixed with respect to the hollow-cylindrical guide element such that the base part and the hollow-cylindrical guide element rotate together, and the adjusting element is translationally movable relative to the hollow-cylindrical guide element.

US Pat. No. 10,557,295

SELF LOCATING TIE BAR GUIDE FOR SASH LOCK TIE BARS

Truth Hardware Corporatio...

1. A self locating tie bar guide for use with a tie bar of a locking mechanism having prelocated openings located thereon, the tie bar guide comprising:a unitary body comprising a tie bar receiving portion, a locator engaging portion and a fastener receiving portion;
the tie bar receiving portion being shiftable between an open orientation in which the tie bar can be inserted transversely into the tie bar receiving portion and a closed orientation in which the tie bar is held transversely in the tie bar receiving portion; the tie bar receiving portion defining a longitudinal tie bar passage therethrough, the passage being sized and shaped, when in the closed orientation, to engage the tie bar in close apposition while permitting longitudinal movement of the tie bar therein;
the locator engaging portion including a resilient tie bar engaging member that engages at least one of the prelocated openings when the tie bar receiving portion is in the open orientation and that is resiliently biased toward and into the tie bar passage when the tie bar receiving portion is in the open orientation and is shifted away from the tie bar passage and disengaged from the at least one of the prelocated openings when the tie bar receiving portion is in the closed orientation; and
the fastener receiving portion defining at least one aperture therethrough and being oriented such that a received fastener passing therethrough abuts at least part of the fastener receiving portion and urges the tie bar receiving portion toward the closed position.

US Pat. No. 10,557,294

MULTIPOINT DOOR LOCKING SYSTEM

1. A multipoint door lock system for a door having on its edge a deadbolt and a secondary bore separated from the deadbolt, comprising:a door frame comprising a subframe, the subframe having a strike jamb, a bolt opening provided in the strike jamb being adapted to receive the deadbolt, the strike jamb having a secondary opening positioned to face the secondary bore of the door when the door is closed in the door frame;
a pivotable latch having a locking recess, a door-actuated tip and a door-locking tip, the pivotable latch being mounted in the subframe so that the door-actuated tip can protrude through the secondary opening of the strike jamb as the pivotable latch rotates, the pivotable latch being configured to rotate when the edge of the door pushes the door-actuated tip into the subframe, causing the door-locking tip to enter in the secondary bore of the door;
a lever mounted in the subframe and movable between a resting position facing the bolt opening when the deadbolt is not inserted in the bolt opening and a locking position adjacent to the resting position when the deadbolt is inserted in the bolt opening; and
a translating member having a proximal end operatively connected to the lever and a distal end extending toward the locking recess of the pivotable latch, the translating member taking a retracted position when the lever is in the resting position, leaving the distal end of the translating member outside the locking recess of the pivotable latch, the translating member taking an extended position when the lever is in the locking position, inserting the distal end of the translating member in the locking recess to lock the pivotable latch, whereby the pivotable latch is placed in a pre-armed position when the door-actuated tip enters the secondary bore of the door and when, concurrently, the distal end of the translating member is not inserted in the locking recess, the pivotable latch being placed in a locked position by the insertion of the distal end of the translating member in the locking recess.

US Pat. No. 10,557,292

DOOR CLOSER DEVICE FOR VEHICLE

AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. A door closer device for a vehicle, the door closer device being mounted to a door of the vehicle, the door closer device comprising:a latch being rotatable in a first direction in which the latch is configured to be at least incompletely engaged with a striker provided at a vehicle body of the vehicle, the latch being rotatable in a second direction in which the latch is configured to be released from the striker, the latch being configured to be at least incompletely engaged with the striker and rotating in the first direction in response to a closing of the door;
a drive force transmission mechanism being configured to transmit a drive force of an actuator to the latch for a closing operation, during the closing operation, the drive force transmission mechanism rotates the latch in the first direction from a half-latched position, in which the latch is configured to be incompletely engaged with the striker, to a fully-latched position, in which the latch is configured to be completely engaged with the striker; and
a cancellation mechanism cancelling the closing operation of the drive force transmission mechanism; wherein
the drive force transmission mechanism includes a drive force transmission portion, the drive force transmission portion being provided on a drive force transmission passage being configured to be formed between the actuator and the latch, the drive force transmission portion being rotatable between a transmission position, in which the latch is configured to receive the drive force of the actuator and a non-transmission position, in which the latch is configured not to receive the drive force of the actuator, the drive force transmission portion being set at the transmission position in during the closing operation; and
the cancellation mechanism includes a contact piece of the drive force transmission portion, a first operation portion, and a second operation portion, the first operation portion being engaged with the drive force transmission portion to be rotated irrespective of the second operation portion, the second operation portion being engaged with the drive force transmission portion to be rotated irrespective of the first operation portion, the contact piece of the drive force transmission portion being configured to be independently engaged by each of the first operation portion and the second operation portion such that the drive force transmission portion is independently rotated from the transmission position to the non-transmission position by each of the first operation portion and the second operation portion.

US Pat. No. 10,557,288

HOOP LOCK WITH BENT FOOT ENGAGEMENT

Schlage Lock Company LLC,...

1. A lock assembly having a longitudinal axis defining a proximal direction and a distal direction, the lock assembly comprising:a shackle comprising:
a proximal leg comprising a proximal foot extending in a direction of a lateral axis of the lock assembly, the proximal foot including a proximal foot groove; and
a distal leg connected to the proximal leg, the distal leg comprising a distal foot, wherein the distal foot includes an angled portion extending away from the proximal foot in the distal direction, and wherein the distal foot further includes a narrowed section including at least one distal foot groove extending parallel to the longitudinal axis, the at least one distal foot groove extending into the angled portion of the distal foot; and
a crossbar extending along the longitudinal axis, wherein the proximal foot and the distal foot are received in the crossbar, the crossbar comprising:
a deadbolt having a first locking position in which the deadbolt extends into the proximal foot groove; and a first unlocking position in which the deadbolt does not extend into the proximal foot groove, wherein the deadbolt has a first lateral thickness, and wherein the deadbolt defines a longitudinally-extending channel;
a locking plate including a plate opening, the plate opening including an elongated portion and a locking slot extending from the elongated portion, the elongated portion extending to a longitudinal length that is larger than a maximum transverse width of the elongated portion such that the elongated portion has a generally non-circular configuration, the locking plate having a second locking position in which the narrowed section is received in the locking slot, and a second unlocking position in which the narrowed section is received in the elongated portion, wherein the locking plate has a second lateral thickness less than the first lateral thickness, wherein the locking plate further comprises a longitudinally-extending arm received in the longitudinally-extending channel, and wherein the arm is coupled to the deadbolt via a pin; and
a lock cylinder including a cam, wherein the lock cylinder is operable to rotate the cam between a first cam position defining a locking state and a second cam position defining an unlocking state;
wherein, in the locking state, the deadbolt is in the first locking position and prevents removal of the proximal foot from the crossbar, and the locking plate is in the second locking position and prevents removal of the distal foot from the crossbar;
wherein, in the unlocking state, the deadbolt is in the first unlocking position and does not prevent removal of the proximal foot from the crossbar, and the locking plate is in the second unlocking position and does not prevent removal of the distal foot from the crossbar;
wherein each of the first locking position and the second locking position is a proximal position;
wherein each of the first unlocking position and the second unlocking position is a distal position; and
wherein the locking plate is coupled to the deadbolt for joint longitudinal movement therewith.

US Pat. No. 10,557,286

DOOR LOCK BOLT PLATE PIVOT SYSTEM, AND ASSOCIATED STRUCTURES AND METHODS

LEVEL HOME, INC., Redwoo...

1. A door lock bolt plate pivot system, comprising:a bolt housing for a deadbolt pivot plate assembly, wherein the bolt housing has an exterior surface and includes a rear end and a front end opposite the rear end, and a pair of vertically-aligned pivot mounting pins located on the exterior surface of the bolt housing at the front end;
a back plate having an outer surface and an inner surface opposite the outer surface, wherein the inner surface and the outer surface extend from an upper end to a lower end, the back plate including:
a central deadbolt hole defined through the back plate from the outer surface to the inner surface, through which the rear end of the bolt housing can pass,
an upper door fastener hole defined through the back plate from the outer surface to the inner surface, wherein the upper door fastener hole is located between the central deadbolt hole and the upper end,
a lower fastener hole defined through the back plate from the outer surface to the inner surface, wherein the upper door fastener hole is located between the central deadbolt hole and the lower end, and
a plurality of assembly fastener holes defined through the back plate from the outer surface to the inner surface;
a front plate having an outer surface and an inner surface opposite the outer surface of the front plate, wherein the inner surface and the outer surface of the front plate extend from an upper end to a lower end of the front plate, the front plate including:
a central hole defined through the front plate from the outer surface to the inner surface, through which a bolt of the deadbolt assembly can extend,
an upper door fastener hole defined through the front plate from the outer surface to the inner surface, wherein the upper door fastener hole of the front plate is located between the central hole and the upper end of the front plate,
a lower fastener hole defined through the back plate from the outer surface to the inner surface, wherein the upper door fastener hole is located between the central hole and the lower end of the front plate, and
a plurality of threaded fastener holes defined on the inner surface;
a pair of plastic plate hinges pivotably located on the vertically-aligned pivot mounting pins; and
a plurality of assembly fasteners extending from the outer surface of the back plate, through the assembly fastener holes, and threadably attached to the plurality of threaded fastener holes on the inner surface;
wherein the plastic plate hinges are confined between the back plate and the front plate, to define the deadbolt pivot plate assembly;
wherein the deadbolt pivot plate assembly is affixed to the front end of the bolt housing through the plate hinges; and
wherein the deadbolt pivot plate assembly is vertically pivotable.

US Pat. No. 10,557,284

FASTENING A PORTABLE SHADE APPARATUS TO A FENCE TO PROVIDE SHADE

1. A portable shade apparatus, comprising:a sheet of material;
a set of cables; and
a set of flexible rods coupled to the sheet of material and the set of cables, each flexible rod of the set of flexible rods having (i) a first end section which projects from the sheet of material, (ii) a second end section which fastens to a respective cable of the set of cables, and (iii) an inner section between the first end section and the second end section, the inner section providing support to the sheet of material;wherein the inner section of each flexible rod of the set of flexible rods bends in an arc to prop up the sheet of material as a shade when the first end section of that flexible rod fastens to a fence and the second end section of that flexible rod is pulled under tension by a respective cable of the set of cables;wherein the first end section of each flexible rod of the set of flexible rods projects from the sheet of material in a cantilevered manner to fasten to the fence;wherein the first end section of each flexible rod of the set of flexible rods projects from the sheet of material by at least 12 inches while propping up the sheet of material as the shade;wherein the fence is a chain link fence; andwherein the first end section of each flexible rod of the set of flexible rods is bendable to permit weaving of the first end section of that flexible rod through openings in the chain link fence to attach that flexible rod to the fence.

US Pat. No. 10,557,279

ROTATING LIGHT TOWER ASSEMBLY

BOSS LTG, INC., Baton Ro...

1. A light tower assembly including:(a) a primary boom extending vertically from a base;
(b) a light array boom supporting a light section on a frame rotatively mounted to said primary boom wherein said light array boom rotates around an axis of rotation;
(c) a mounting assembly rotatively mounting said light array boom to said primary boom;
(d) a linear actuator assembly connected to said primary boom and said light array boom being configured to rotate said light array boom in one direction when said linear actuator assembly extends and configured to rotate said light array boom in an opposite direction when said linear actuator assembly retracts; and
(e) a power assembly operatively connected to the linear actuator assembly to power said extension and retraction of said linear actuator assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,557,270

RAILING SYSTEM

1. A railing system comprising:a railing;
a railing panel frontage extending continuously along the course of the railing the railing panel frontage comprising a plurality of mutually adjacent railing panels vertically embedded with their lower marginal region in a holding profile fastened to a structural body or in a recess defined in a structural body;
a handrail profile mounted on an upper marginal region of the railing panel frontage; and
a securing element extending between the handrail profile and the structural body or the holding profile;
wherein the securing element connects the handrail profile to the structural body or the holding profile,
wherein the securing element is guided in one or more tubular sleeves.

US Pat. No. 10,557,268

SEALING APPARATUS FOR CORRUGATED ROOFING AND SIDING AND METHODS THEREOF

1. A method of sealing a transition vessel extending through a corrugated material used for at least one of roofing and siding, the steps comprising:obtaining at least one of a roof and wall structure;
creating an opening in the at least one of the roof and wall structure operable to pass a transition vessel;
installing a transition vessel in the opening and securing it in place;
obtaining a corrugated material and determining position, shape, and size of a transition barrier hole to be made through the corrugated material sufficient to pass the transition vessel;
cutting the transition barrier hole in the corrugated material;
obtaining one or more elongate gasket plugs having a generally planar ground facing surface and a metal facing surface opposite the ground facing surface and wherein the profile of the metal facing surface generally complements the profile of the corrugated material;
applying sealant to the generally planar ground facing surface and metal facing surface of the one or more elongate gasket plugs;
positioning the one or more elongate gasket plugs to mate with corrugations on the corrugated barrier;
placing the corrugated sheet metal material over the transition vessel; and
positioning the one or more gasket plugs assuring a seal around the circumference of the barrier hole.

US Pat. No. 10,557,266

GIRDERS, JOISTS AND ROOF SYSTEM

AUSTIN BUILDING AND DESIG...

1. A joist comprising a top chord, a bottom chord and a plurality of web members connecting the top chord to the bottom chord, the top chord being hollow, having a rectangular lateral cross section with a flat top and having a first end sealed via a first plate and a second end sealed via a second plate, the bottom chord being hollow and having a first end sealed via a third plate and a second end sealed via a fourth plate.

US Pat. No. 10,557,262

MODULAR PANELS AND RELATED ELEMENTS TO FORM A VARIETY OF WALL SEGMENTS AND ENCLOSURES

McCain Manufacturing, Inc...

1. A modular panel and component system from which a variety of structures with shapes characteristic of wall segments and enclosures may be rapidly assembled, the system comprising:a plurality of elongated wall panels having rearwardly projecting flanges along the edges of the wall panels;
a plurality of elongated interior finish panel rails, each said interior finish panel rail having a plurality of tapered cutouts having a first length;
a plurality of elongated interior finish panels, each having a finish surface and a flange projecting rearwardly away from the finish surface along each edge of the finish panel, each flange having a plurality of hook elements projecting rearwardly away from the finish surface, each said hook having a length which is less than the first length of said cutout; and
a multiplicity of connecting elements for connecting adjacent rearwardly projecting flanges of adjacent elongated wall panels and for connecting the interior finish panel rails to said wall panels.

US Pat. No. 10,557,252

FIRE HYDRANT VALVE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A WATER FLOW IN A FIRE HYDRANT CONDUIT

1. A fire hydrant valve insertable in a fire hydrant conduit defined by a conduit peripheral wall, the fire hydrant valve comprising:a fixed valve body having a peripheral wall and defining a longitudinal passageway with a downstream end, and having at least one upstream port and a downstream port in fluid communication with the longitudinal passageway, the longitudinal passageway being opened at the downstream end with the downstream port being located at the downstream end of the longitudinal passageway;
a displaceable valve body having a peripheral wall and defining a longitudinal passageway with a downstream end and being inserted into the longitudinal passageway of the fixed valve body and being linearly displaceable into the longitudinal passageway of the fixed valve body between a closed configuration, preventing water from flowing into the longitudinal passageways through the at least one upstream port, and at least one open configuration allowing water to flow into the longitudinal passageways through the at least one upstream port and towards the downstream ends of the longitudinal passageways of the fixed valve body and the displaceable valve body, wherein the downstream port is open in the closed configuration and the at least one open configuration; and
a valve actuator assembly operatively engageable with the displaceable valve body, the valve actuator assembly being operable to linearly displace the displaceable valve body along the longitudinal passageway of the fixed valve body between the closed configuration and the at least one open configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,557,251

WORK MACHINE

Hitachi Construction Mach...

1. A work machine comprising:an engine;
a hydraulic pump driven by the engine;
a hydraulic actuator driven by hydraulic fluid discharged from the hydraulic pump;
an engine speed instructing device for an operator to instruct a target engine speed for the engine;
an operation device for operating the hydraulic actuator; and
a control device for controlling an engine speed of the engine,
wherein the control device includes:
a target engine speed computing section for detecting an operation amount of the engine speed instructing device and computing the target engine speed based on target engine speed characteristics preset from the detected operation amount of the engine speed instructing device; and
a target pump flow rate computing section for receiving an operation amount of the operation device and the operation amount of the engine speed instructing device and computing a target flow rate for the hydraulic pump based on the received operation amounts of the operation device and the engine speed instructing device,
wherein the target engine speed characteristics are such that the target engine speed can be set excluding a range between a first engine speed and a second engine speed, the first engine speed being higher than a minimum speed of the engine and lower than a maximum speed of the engine, the second engine speed being higher than the first engine speed and lower than the maximum speed of the engine,
wherein a ratio of a change in the target engine speed to a change in the operation amount of the engine speed instructing device when the operation amount of the engine speed instructing device is changed from an operation amount for instructing the minimum speed to an operation amount for instructing the first engine speed is larger than a ratio of a change in the target engine speed to a change in the operation amount of the engine speed instructing device when the operation amount of the engine speed instructing device is changed from an operation amount for instructing the second engine speed to an operation amount for instructing the maximum speed, and
wherein the target pump flow rate computing section computes the target flow rate of the hydraulic pump such that a ratio of a change in the discharge flow rate of the hydraulic pump to the change in the operation amount of the engine speed instructing device when the operation amount of the engine speed instructing device is changed from the operation amount for instructing the minimum speed to the operation amount for instructing the first engine speed becomes equal to a ratio of a change in a discharge flow rate of the hydraulic pump to the change in the operation amount of the engine speed instructing device when the operation amount of the engine speed instructing device is changed from the operation amount for instructing the second engine speed to the operation amount for instructing the maximum speed.

US Pat. No. 10,557,248

POST-GROUTING METHOD FOR IMMERSED TUBE JOINT BASE

CCCC Highway Consultants ...

1. A method for grouting a base of a joint between immersed tubes, the method comprising:disposing a grouting tube in a furrow between gravel mattresses on an underwater geologic structure, wherein the grouting tube is configured to output a solidifiable slurry;
after disposing the grouting tube, implanting the immersed tubes on the gravel mattresses;
simultaneously backfilling the immersed tubes; and then
grouting the base of the joint between the immersed tubes using the grouting tube.

US Pat. No. 10,557,241

PILING CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT METHOD

Oak Co., Ltd., (JP)

1. A piling construction management method, comprising:providing a penetration testing device including a knocking block integrated with a penetration shaft projecting downward, a drive hammer that strikes the knocking block in free-fall, and a lifting mechanism that lifts the drive hammer after falling and releases the drive hammer at a prescribed height;
wherein the penetration testing device is configured such that a cylindrical hammer casing incorporating the lifting mechanism and the drive hammer is held movably up and down inside a vertical cylindrical outer casing, the knocking block is fixed to a lower end of the hammer casing, and the penetration shaft penetrates through a lower end side of the outer casing and projects downward to an outside of the outer casing;
after forming a piling hole with a set depth in the ground and before erecting a piling in the piling hole, disposing the penetration shaft of the penetration testing device inside the piling hole such that the penetration shaft reaches a hole bottom, and determining a support strength of the hole bottom based on the required number of impacts by the drive hammer for the penetration shaft to penetrate to a prescribed depth from the hole bottom;
when the support strength is equal to or more than a prescribed value, erecting a piling in the piling hole; and
when the support strength is less than the prescribed value, digging the piling hole deeper to form a deeper hole bottom and determining a support strength of the deeper hole bottom based on the required number of impacts by the drive hammer for the penetration shaft to penetrate to a prescribed depth from the deeper hole bottom until the support strength of the deeper hole bottom reaches the prescribed value or more, and erecting a piling in the piling hole with a length corresponding to a depth of the deeper piling hole.

US Pat. No. 10,557,238

LOST SAND COLLECTING APPARATUS FOR PREVENTING COASTAL EROSION

HAN OCEAN CO., LTD, (KR)...

4. A lost sand collecting apparatus comprising:a filling frame which has a structure in which a plurality of plates are disposed in parallel to overlap each other at certain intervals in a longitudinal direction thereof and adjacent plates are partially attached to each other, wherein the filling frame extends in a lateral direction thereof to form a plurality of filling spaces, the filling frame relative to a respective filling space has a front portion and a rear portion, the rear portion extending higher than the front portion; and
collecting units which are provided on the filling frame and are each disposed to correspond to one of the filling spaces, wherein sands moved by a near shore current flowing from a coast to a sea above the filling frame are collected by the collecting units, wherein the collecting units are formed in a planar structure form which protrudes in an upward direction from the filling frame and is formed in the rear of the filling space of the filling frame with respect to a direction of the near shore current flowing from the coast to the sea.

US Pat. No. 10,557,230

IRONING MACHINE

Electrolux Laundry System...

1. An ironing machine comprising: an axially-rotatable ironing drum; a motor assembly adapted to drive the ironing drum into rotation about a drum longitudinal axis; an ironing chest arranged adjacent to the ironing drum, locally substantially parallel to a peripheral surface of said ironing drum; a supporting assembly adapted to keep the ironing drum and the ironing chest adjacent to one another; and an induction device located adjacent to the ironing chest and adapted to heat up, via electromagnetic induction, the ironing chest;said ironing chest comprising a platelike member which extends beside the ironing drum, and is substantially C-bent so as to extend locally substantially parallel to the peripheral surface of said ironing drum;
wherein said platelike member has a multilayer structure that includes: a main supporting sheet which is substantially C-bent and is made of a first metal material having a given thermal conductivity; and a ferromagnetic layer which covers a convex face of said main supporting sheet, and is made of a ferromagnetic second metal material having a thermal conductivity lower than that of said first metal material.

US Pat. No. 10,557,228

ADDITIVE DELIVERY ASSEMBLY FOR AN APPLIANCE

Haier US Appliance Soluti...

1. An additive delivery assembly for an appliance, the appliance defining a chamber in which an airflow is configured to flow, the additive delivery assembly comprising:a tank defining a tank volume configured for receipt of an additive; and
a roller configured for rotation about an axis of rotation, the roller comprising a surface that defines a reference point that is exposed to the additive disposed within the tank when the roller is in a first position and the reference point of the surface is exposed to the chamber when the roller is in a second position, and wherein when the roller is rotated about the axis of rotation from the first position to the second position, the additive disposed on the surface of the roller at the reference point is exposed to the airflow flowing in the chamber of the appliance;
a motor mechanically coupled with the roller for driving the roller about the axis of rotation;
a controller communicatively coupled with the motor, and wherein the controller is configured to:
receive a request to deliver an amount of the additive to the chamber of the appliance;
receive one or more signals indicative of a liquid level of the additive within the tank;
determine an angular distance in which to rotate the roller about the axis of rotation based at least in part on the one or more signals; and
activate the motor to rotate the roller about the axis of rotation the determined angular distance.

US Pat. No. 10,557,220

SMART YARN AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A YARN CONTAINING AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

SIREN CARE, INC., San Fr...

1. A method for producing a smart yarn, the method comprising:providing a set of sensing elements comprising a first sensing element and a second sensing element, each sensing element in the set of sensing elements comprising:
a respective sensor module; and
a respective conductive lead extending from the sensor module along a longitudinal axis;
wrapping a set of fibers into a yarn within a wrapping field;
feeding a leading end of the first sensing element into the wrapping field;
releasing the first sensing element into the wrapping field;
encasing the first sensing element between the set of fibers within the yarn;
following release of the first sensing element into the wrapping field, feeding a leading end of the second sensing element into the wrapping field;
releasing the second sensing element into the wrapping field; and
encasing the second sensing element between the set of fibers and longitudinally behind the first sensing element within the yarn.

US Pat. No. 10,557,215

CDTE-BASED COMPOUND SINGLE CRYSTAL AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

1. A CdTe based compound single crystal comprising:a precipitate consisting essentially of particles having a particle size of less than 0.1 ?m obtained from an analysis by a light scattering tomography method, andan n-type impurity being Ga, In or Cl, whereina concentration of Ga is 1.8 ppmwt or more and 2.2 ppmwt of less of the CdTe based compound,
a concentration of In is 0.3 ppmwt or more and 6.3 ppmwt of less of the CdTe based compound, and
a concentration of Cl is 40 ppmwt or more and 300 ppmwt of less of the CdTe based compound.

US Pat. No. 10,557,213

CRYSTAL GROWING SYSTEMS AND METHODS INCLUDING A TRANSPARENT CRUCIBLE

GLOBALWAFERS CO., LTD., ...

1. A method of growing a crystal ingot from a melt, the method comprising:providing a susceptor and a crucible assembly, the crucible assembly comprising a crucible and a plurality of weirs;
supporting the crucible with the susceptor, the crucible configured to contain the melt, wherein the crucible is substantially transparent; and
generating thermal energy via a heating system and supplying the thermal energy to the susceptor via thermal radiation,
the susceptor enabling transfer of thermal energy to the melt via radiation through the transparent crucible wherein a percent of the total thermal radiation supplied to the susceptor and transferred through the crucible is between approximately 80% and approximately 92%, each weir being substantially transparent such that a percent of the total thermal radiation transferred through the plurality of weirs is between approximately 80% and approximately 92%.

US Pat. No. 10,557,211

SUBSTRATE TRANSPORTING APPARATUS, CONTROL APPARATUS FOR SUBSTRATE TRANSPORTING APPARATUS, DISPLACEMENT COMPENSATION METHOD FOR SUBSTRATE TRANSPORTING APPARATUS, PROGRAM FOR IMPLEMENTING METHOD AND RECORDING MEDIUM THAT RECORDS PROGRAM

EBARA CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. A substrate transporting apparatus comprising:a plurality of substrate holders configured to hold substrates;
a holder gripper configured to grip each substrate holder;
a substrate transporting section that includes a horizontal guide, a vertical guide, and an arm on which the holder gripper is mounted, the arm configured to move along the horizontal guide and the vertical guide;
a rotation mechanism configured to rotate the holder gripper about a vertical direction axis;
a linear motion mechanism configured to linearly move the holder gripper in a direction perpendicular to a plane defined by the horizontal guide and the vertical guide;
a plurality of processing tanks configured to process the substrates;
a controller;
a memory that stores a first angular displacement compensation value and a first linear displacement compensation value relating to each of the plurality of processing tanks;
wherein the controller controls the rotation mechanism and the linear motion mechanism based on the first angular displacement compensation value and the first linear displacement compensation value so as to compensate for displacement of each of the plurality of the processing tanks;
wherein the memory further stores a second angular displacement compensation value and a second linear displacement compensation value relating to each of the plurality of substrate holders; and
wherein the controller controls the rotation mechanism and the linear motion mechanism based on the second angular displacement compensation value and the second linear displacement compensation value so as to compensate for displacement of each of the plurality of substrate holders.

US Pat. No. 10,557,209

METHOD FOR OPTICALLY INSCRIBING AND/OR MARKING ROUND STOCK

Weber-Hydraulik GmbH, Gu...

1. A method for applying an inscription or for applying a marking (16) in the form of a code on a piston rod (10) of a fluid cylinder, wherein at least a surface (12) of the piston rod (10) is chrome or steel, the method comprising:placing at least one covering (20) on the surface (12), the at least one covering having openings for the at least one of the inscription or marking (16) to be placed on the chrome or steel surface (12) such that an area that is to be provided with the at least one of the inscription or marking (16) is not covered by the covering (20),
exposing the piston rod (10) having the covering (20) to a first electrolyte (30) by which material is removed from the chrome or steel surface (12) by forming depressions (14) in the area that is to be provided with at least one of the at least one of the inscription or marking (16), and
exposing the piston rod (10) having the covering (20) and having the depressions (14) that are not covered by the covering (20) to a second electrolyte (32) by which the depressions (14) are filled by black chrome or black nickel in a galvanic process so as to form a finished inscription or marking (16) that is optically distinguishable from and flush with the chrome or steel surface (12).

US Pat. No. 10,557,208

METHOD OF PRODUCING REINFORCED CONTAINER

Rolls-Royce Corporation, ...

1. A method for manufacturing at least a portion of a reinforced container, comprising:forming, with a first material via an additive manufacturing process, a shaped substrate having mutually opposed first and second substrate surfaces;
disposing, within the substrate, a plurality of transverse members each of which includes mutually opposed first and second member ends exposed at least partially at the first and second substrate surfaces, respectively;
applying a coating of a second material to the first and second substrate surfaces to form first and second substrate coatings bonded to the first and second member ends, respectively;
removing substantially all of the first material such that the first and second substrate coatings remain in a mutually opposed disposition and define an interior region among the plurality of transverse members between the first and second substrate coatings; and
filling substantially all of the interior region with a third material.

US Pat. No. 10,557,205

ORGANIC RESIN-COVERED SURFACE-TREATED METAL SHEET

TOYO SEIKAN GROUP HOLDING...

1. An organic resin-covered surface-treated metal sheet forming, on at least one surface of a metal sheet, a surface-treatment coating and an organic resin film on said surface-treatment coating, wherein:said surface-treatment coating contains a polycarboxylic acid polymer and a polyvalent metal compound;
said polycarboxylic acid polymer comprises a constituent unit in an amount of not less than 60 mol % derived from at least one polymerizable monomer selected from the group consisting of acrylic acid, maleic acid, methacrylic acid, and itaconic acid; and
said surface-treatment coating exhibits an infrared-ray absorption spectra having a peak height ratio (?/?) of a maximum absorption peak height (?) in a wave number range of 1660 to 1760 cm?1 and a maximum absorption peak height (?) in a wave number range of 1490 to 1659 cm?1 of from 0.37 to 2.35.

US Pat. No. 10,557,201

VAPOR-PHASE GROWTH APPARATUS

TAIYO NIPPON SANSO CORPOR...

1. A gas-phase growth apparatus in which an upper part of a circular susceptor on the upper surface of which a substrate is arranged is provided into a circular opening formed at a bottom wall of a flow channel, while rotating the susceptor, the substrate is heated by a heater provided under the susceptor through the susceptor, a reaction gas is supplied into the flow channel, and a thin film is produced on the substrate,wherein a rotation driving device for rotating the susceptor including a cylindrical rotation member, and the cylindrical rotation member which is configured to support the circumferential edge of the susceptor by the top end thereof is arranged in a state of surrounding the heater
the heater is covered and sealed with the cylindrical rotation member,
the cylindrical rotation member includes a cylindrical main body, a susceptor supporting member having a short cylindrical shape provided at the top end of the cylindrical main body, and a plate ring-shaped support base provided at the top end of the susceptor supporting member, and a mounting part for carrying the circumferential edge of the susceptor is provided at the inner wall of the ring-shaped support base, and
the susceptor supporting member and the ring-shaped support base are made of boron nitride or silicon boron nitride.

US Pat. No. 10,557,199

HEAT TREATMENT APPARATUS

TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED, ...

1. A heat treatment apparatus, comprising:a substantially-cylindrical reaction tube extending in a vertical direction, and configured to accommodate a substrate holder in which a plurality of substrates is stacked in the vertical direction;
a gas supply duct integrally formed with the reaction tube on an outer circumferential wall of the reaction tube to extend in a longitudinal direction of the reaction tube;
gas supply holes configured as pipe lines to bring an interior of the gas supply duct and an interior of the reaction tube into communication with each other, the pipe lines being oriented parallel to one another to supply a gas to the substrates in a mutually-parallel relationship;
a preheating duct integrally formed with the reaction tube on the outer circumferential wall of the reaction tube, and installed so as to extend along the longitudinal direction of the reaction tube up to a predetermined position of a predetermined height existing in a vicinity of an upper end of the outer circumferential wall of the reaction tube;
a connection duct configured to connect the preheating duct and the gas supply duct; and
a pressure-resistant container configured to cover the reaction tube, the gas supply duct and the preheating duct from the outside,
wherein the gas supply holes are formed in a region of the outer circumferential wall of the reaction tube covered with the gas supply duct, and not formed in a region of the reaction tube covered with the preheating duct,
wherein a closed space is formed by the outer circumferential wall of the reaction tube and the preheating duct, and
wherein the gas supply duct and the gas supply holes are formed to cover a mounting region of the substrates mounted on the substrate holder along the longitudinal direction of the reaction tube.

US Pat. No. 10,557,197

MONOLITHIC GAS DISTRIBUTION MANIFOLD AND VARIOUS CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES AND USE CASES THEREFOR

Lam Research Corporation,...

1. A method comprising:obtaining a surface mount gas flow component having one or more gas flow ports;
obtaining a ceramic substrate having a first side and second side opposite the first side and including a surface-mount valve interface, the surface-mount valve interface configured to receive the surface-mount gas flow component and located on the first side, wherein the surface-mount valve interface includes a) two or more mounting holes in the ceramic substrate for receiving mounting fasteners for fixedly mounting the surface-mount gas flow component and b) one or more drop-holes, each drop-hole of the one or more drop-holes extending into the ceramic substrate and fluidically connected within the ceramic substrate with a corresponding gas flow channel that is located within the ceramic substrate and that follows a path that includes one or more segments that extend along one or more directions parallel to the first side, wherein each drop-hole of the one or more drop-holes has a corresponding seal region immediately adjacent thereto;
lapping or polishing at least each seal region of the one or more seal regions such that the surface roughness of that seal region is less than or equal to 5 ?in Ra;
placing, after the lapping or polishing, a crushable metal seal around each drop-hole of the one or more drop-holes such that the crushable metal seal is in contact with the seal region immediately adjacent to that drop-hole;
placing the surface-mount gas flow component against the first side with the one or more crushable metal seals interposed between the first side and the surface mount valve component and such that each gas flow port of the one or more gas flow ports of the surface-mount gas flow component aligns with a corresponding drop-hole of the one or more drop-holes;
compressing each crushable metal seal of the one or more crushable metal seals against a corresponding seal region of the one or more seal regions.

US Pat. No. 10,557,196

METHOD FOR REDUCING THE ADHESION OF DIRT TO A SUBSTRATE

1. A method for reducing the adhesion of dirt to a substrate, the method comprising:depositing a thin, incompletely closed layer of a material on at least one surface area of the substrate by a reactive vacuum coating process, the incompletely closed layer of the material comprising a plurality of islands of the material on the substrate, wherein the thin, incompletely closed layer is deposited by a sputtering magnetron, and wherein an oxygen-containing gas is used as a reactive gas in the reactive vacuum coating process; and
ion etching the at least one surface area after the thin, incompletely closed layer is deposited, wherein during the ion etching, ions adhere to the islands of the material, and surface subareas of the substrate on which the material is not present are affected to a varying degree by the ion etching, and wherein the ion etching results in a surface structure required for a Lotus effect, wherein the substrate includes an optical component, wherein optical transmission of light through the substrate is affected by an amount of dirt on the surface structure, and wherein ions causing the ion etching come from a plasma that is generated by the sputtering magnetron.

US Pat. No. 10,557,195

SPUTTERING TARGET AND/OR COIL, AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING SAME

1. A method of providing a sputtering target and/or a coil, comprising the steps of:heating a finished-processed sputtering target and/or a coil for being disposed at a periphery of a plasma-generating region for confining plasma to 500° C. or more under a vacuum atmosphere or an inert gas atmosphere to regulate the hydrogen content of a surface to be eroded of the target and/or the coil to a depth of 8 mm beneath the surface to 500 ?L/cm2 or less; and
installing the target and/or coil in a vacuum chamber within 5 hours after said heating step to prevent adsorption or occlusion of hydrogen; and
determining the hydrogen content by cutting out a sample of 20×10×8 mm=1.6 cm3 of the target or the coil including the surface, heating the sample to 800° C., and quantitatively measuring hydrogen gas released from the surface of the sample by means of mass spectrometry.

US Pat. No. 10,557,193

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THIN FILMS BY UTILIZING SHORT LASER PULSES AND COMPOSITE TARGET MATERIALS

Pulsedeon Oy, Tampere (F...

1. A method for manufacturing a thin film type of coating by means of laser pulses, said method comprising the steps of:providing a coated powder, formed of at least a first and a second material, wherein the first material is metallic, inorganic or organic material, and the second material is a powdery substance, and the ablation threshold (J/cm2) of the first material is lower than the ablation threshold of the second material, and the first material forms a coating on the second material particles;
manufacturing a target of a desired shape from the coated powder by means of pressure and/or temperature by compressing;
directing laser pulses to the target for detaching the target materials and for forming particles with a desired size and material distribution, wherein the duration of an individual laser pulse is less than 10 ns; and
directing the materials detached from the target towards a substrate to form a coating on the surface or part of the surface of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,557,186

WROUGHT ALUMINUM ALLOY

KOREA AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLO...

8. A wrought aluminum alloy comprising:0.01 to 0.15 wt % of Ti;
5.5 to 6.0 wt % of Zn;
more than 2.0 wt % but not more than 2.25 wt % of Mg;
0.4 to 0.8 wt % of Cu;
0.1 to 0.2 wt % of Cr;
at most 0.2 wt % (and more than 0 wt %) of Fe;
at most 0.2 wt % (and more than 0 wt %) of Mn; and
at most 0.2 wt % (and more than 0 wt %) of Si, with the remainder being Al,
wherein a change in volume change ratio along the solidus is in the range of 0.11% to 0.27%, wherein extrusion is possible at an extrusion speed in the range of 1.0 mm/s to 1.4 mm/s, and wherein the yield strength is greater than 508 MPa but not greater than 515 MPa when T6 heat treatment is performed after the extrusion.

US Pat. No. 10,557,182

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TAILORING COEFFICIENTS OF THERMAL EXPANSION BETWEEN EXTREME POSITIVE AND EXTREME NEGATIVE VALUES

1. A method of manufacturing a metallic material with a tailored thermal expansion coefficient in a selected range, comprising:plastically deforming said metallic material comprising a first phase and a first thermal expansion coefficient;
transforming, in response to said plastic deforming, at least some of said first phase into a second phase; and
orienting said metallic material in at least one selected orientation;
wherein:
said metallic material comprises an alloy with a mixture of phases;
said mixture of phases comprises at least one phase capable of a martensitic transformation that is embedded in another phase or phases that may or may not be capable of martensitic transformation;
said second phase comprises martensite;
said plastic deforming comprises mechanical deformation;
said metallic material, subsequent to said plastic deformation, comprises a second thermal expansion coefficient;
said second thermal expansion coefficient is within a selected range; and
said second thermal expansion coefficient quantifies thermal expansion of said metallic material in at least one selected direction.

US Pat. No. 10,557,167

BIOMOLECULE SEQUENCING DEVICES, SYSTEMS AND METHODS

QUANTUM BIOSYSTEMS INC., ...

1. A system for detecting a biomolecule using at least one pair of nanogap electrodes, comprising:a fluid flow unit comprising at least one pump for directing a plurality of monomers with reference substances bound thereto to the at least one pair of nanogap electrodes, wherein the reference substances comprise a first reference substance bound to a first monomer and a second reference substance bound to a second monomer, wherein the first reference substance is different than the second reference substance; and
a computer processor coupled to the at least one pair of nanogap electrodes and programmed to:
(a) measure tunneling nanocurrent signals resulting from the plurality of monomers with reference substances bound thereto using the at least one pair of nanogap electrodes, wherein the tunneling nanocurrent signals correspond to the reference substances, wherein the first reference substance and the second reference substance correspond to different tunneling nanocurrent signals; and
(b) identify a monomer of the plurality of monomers with reference substances bound thereto based on the tunneling nanocurrent signals measured in (a).

US Pat. No. 10,557,150

AUTOMATED NUCLEIC ACID ASSEMBLY AND INTRODUCTION OF NUCLEIC ACIDS INTO CELLS

Inscripta, Inc., Boulder...

1. An automated instrument comprising:a housing configured to house all of some modules;
one or more receptacles configured to receive nucleic acids and cells;
a growth module configured to grow the cells;
a cell concentration module configured to concentrate and render the cells electrocompetent;
a flow-through electroporation (FTEP) module configured to introduce the nucleic acids into the cells;
a selection module configured to select for transformed cells; and
a processor configured to operate the automated instrument based on user input and/or selection of a pre-programmed script; and
an automated liquid handling system to move liquids from the one or more receptacles to the growth module, from the growth module to the cell concentration module, from the cell concentration module to the FTEP module, and from the FTEP module to the selection module, all without user intervention.

US Pat. No. 10,557,146

MODIFIED PLANTS

THE INSTITUTE OF GENETICS...

1. A mutant wheat plant or plant part comprising a loss of function mutation in a TaMLO-A1, TaMLO-B1 and a TaMLO-D1 nucleic acid sequence, wherein said mutation has been introduced into SEQ NO. 13, SEQ ID NO. 14, SEQ ID NO. 15, SEQ ID NO. 16 or SEQ ID NO. 17 by using targeted genome modification, and wherein said mutation confers resistance to powdery mildew.

US Pat. No. 10,557,105

EXTRACTION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Bao Tran, Saratoga, CA (...

1. A method for extracting oil from a biomass, comprising:applying a cryogen to a tank to render brittle the biomass;
reducing the cryogenically frozen biomass to small portions;
placing the reduced cryogenically frozen biomass in the tank filled with a liquid;
generating shock waves and pressure variations with cavitation;
applying the shock waves and pressure variations to a mixture formed from the liquid and the reduced cryogenically frozen biomass with oil dissolved or entrained within a fluid of the mixture; and
extracting oil from the fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,557,100

HIGH VISCOSITY BASE STOCK COMPOSITIONS

ExxonMobil Research and E...

1. A base stock composition comprising a Group III base stock having a number average molecular weight (Mn) of 2500 g/mol to 10000 g/mol, a weight average molecular weight (Mw) of 4000 g/mol to 30000 g/mol, a polydispersity (Mw/Mn) of at least 1.6, a sulfur content of 0.03 wt % or less, an aromatics content of 10 wt % or less, a kinematic viscosity at 100° C. of at least 350 cSt, a kinematic viscosity at 40° C. of at least 2500 cSt, and a viscosity index of 120 to 180.

US Pat. No. 10,557,092

RAFFINATE HYDROCONVERSION FOR PRODUCTION OF HIGH PERFORMANCE BASE STOCKS

ExxonMobil Research and E...

1. A method for making a base stock, comprising:performing solvent extraction on a feedstock to form a raffinate comprising a solvent dewaxed viscosity index (VI) of 80 to 105 at a pour point of ?18° C., the feedstock comprising at least 50 wt % of a mineral feedstock;
hydroconverting at least a portion of the raffinate under hydroconversion conditions to form a hydroconverted effluent, the hydroconversion conditions being effective for conversion of at least 15 wt % of the at least a portion of the raffinate relative to a conversion temperature of 370° C., the hydroconverted effluent comprising a VI at least 20 greater than the solvent dewaxed VI of the raffinate, a 343° C.+ portion of the hydroconverted effluent comprising a sulfur content of 50 wppm or less;
separating at least a portion of the hydroconverted effluent to form at least a lower boiling fraction and a lubricant boiling range fraction having a T10 distillation point of at least 343° C.;
dewaxing at least a portion of the lubricant boiling range fraction under catalytic dewaxing conditions to form a dewaxed effluent; and
fractionating at least a portion of the dewaxed effluent to form a base stock comprising a viscosity index of greater than 120, a sulfur content of less than 300 wppm, and a saturates content of at least 90 wt %.

US Pat. No. 10,557,091

PROCESS FOR INCREASING HYDROCARBON YIELD FROM CATALYTIC REFORMER

UOP LLC, Des Plaines, IL...

1. A process for increasing a C5+ hydrocarbon yield in a reforming reactor unit, the processing comprising:passing a catalyst through a conduit in a non-reactive zone of a reactor to a reaction zone of the reactor, the non-reactive zone comprising a first portion and a second portion, the first portion and the second portion separated by a baffle;
injecting a hydrocarbon feed stream into the first portion of the non-reactive zone of the reactor;
injecting a purge gas into the second portion of the non-reactive zone of the reactor to generate a positive differential pressure between the first portion and the second portion of the non-reactive zone; and
passing the feed stream from the first portion of the non-reactive zone to the reaction zone, wherein the catalyst in the conduit is isolated from the feed stream in the non-reactive zone.

US Pat. No. 10,557,088

CONVERSION OF POLYMER CONTAINING MATERIALS TO PETROLEUM PRODUCTS

PK Clean Energy Pte Ltd, ...

1. A method comprising:heating streams of feedstock of polymer containing materials prior to delivery into a cylindrical reactor body, the cylindrical reactor body comprising an axis perpendicular to a radius of a circular cross section of the cylindrical reactor body;
applying heat from an external heat source to the reactor body to heat an interior of the reactor body;
subjecting the heated streams of feedstock to pyrolysis in the heated reactor body;
rotating the reactor body;
rotating two or more internal augers within the interior of the reactor body, wherein the augers are each disposed to promote directional movement of materials within the reactor body in the direction from an inlet to an outlet of the reactor body, wherein the augers are positioned to scrape reacted feedstock from a portion of the reactor body adjacent to the augers as the reactor body rotates past the augers and move the reacted feedstock toward the outlet, wherein the augers are offset from the axis of the reactor body, wherein the augers are in a same half of the reactor body;
utilizing a plug or baffle at an end of the reactor body to reduce heat loss at an exit where char is moved out of the end of the reactor body;
outputting a portion of the reacted feedstock from the outlet of the reactor body; and
putting a portion of the reacted feedstock through a condensing system to convert the reacted feedstock into petroleum products.

US Pat. No. 10,557,086

RESVERATROL-BASED FLAME RETARDANT MATERIALS

International Business Ma...

1. A process of forming a resveratrol-based flame retardant polymer, the process comprising:forming a resveratrol-based flame retardant small molecule via a chemical reaction of a resveratrol molecule with a phosphorus-containing molecule that includes a chloride group and a terminal functional group, the terminal functional group selected from the group consisting of: an allyl group; an epoxide group; a lactone group; an amine group; and a carboxyl group; and
utilizing the resveratrol-based flame retardant small molecule to form a resveratrol-based flame retardant polymer via a chemical reaction of the terminal functional group.

US Pat. No. 10,557,083

LIQUID CRYSTAL MEDIUM

MERCK PATENT GMBH, Darms...

1. A liquid crystal (LC) medium comprisingone or more polymerisable compounds having two polymerisable groups at a concentration of 0.1 to 0.5% by weight, and
one or more polymerisable compounds having three polymerisable groups at a concentration of 0.01 to 0.1% by weight, which are selected from the following trireactive polymerisable compounds

in which
Sp1, Sp2, Sp3 each, independently of one another, denotes a spacer group or a single bond,
P1, P2, P3 each, independently of one another, denotes a polymerisable group,
and
one or more compounds of the following formulae

wherein
a denotes 1 or 2,
b denotes 0 or 1,

 denotes

R1 and R2 each, independently of one another, denotes alkyl having 1 to 12 C atoms, in which one or two non-adjacent CH2 groups are optionally replaced by —O—, —CH?CH—, —CO—, —OCO— or —COO— in such a way that O atoms are not linked directly to one another,
Zx and Zy each, independently of one another, denotes —CH2CH2—, —CH?CH—, —CF2O—, —OCF2—, —CH2O—, —OCH2—, —CO—O—, —O—CO—, —C2F4—, —CF?CF—, —CH?CH—CH2O— or a single bond,
L1-4 each, independently of one another, denotes F, Cl, OCF3, CF3, CH3, CH2F, or CHF2,
wherein the concentration of the compounds having two polymerisable groups is higher than the concentration of the compounds having three polymerisable groups, and
wherein the LC medium does not contain any unpolymerisable compounds having a terphenyl group.

US Pat. No. 10,557,081

LIGHT-CONVERTING MATERIAL

Merck Patent GmbH, Darms...

1. A light-converting material comprising semiconductor nanoparticles and an unactivated crystalline material, where the semiconductor nanoparticles are located on the surface of the unactivated crystalline material,where the unactivated crystalline material is a matrix material of an inorganic phosphor selected from the list consisting of: unactivated crystalline phosphates and halophosphates, unactivated crystalline borates and borosilicates, unactivated crystalline aluminates, gallates and alumosilicates, unactivated crystalline molybdates and tungstates, unactivated crystalline sulfides, selenides and tellurides, unactivated crystalline nitrides and oxynitrides, unactivated crystalline SiAlONs and other unactivated crystalline materials selected from unactivated crystalline complex metal-oxygen compounds, unactivated crystalline oxysulfides or oxychlorides and unactivated crystalline silicates or halosilicates selected from the list consisting of M2+SiO3, M2+2SiO4, M2+2(Si,Ge)O4, M2+3SiO5, M3+2SiO5, M3+M+SiO4, M2+Si2O5, M2+2Si2O6, M2+3Si2O7, M2+2M+2Si2O7, M3+2Si2O7, M2+4Si2O8, M2+2Si3O8, M2+3M3+2Si3O12, M+M3+M2+4Si4O10, M+M2+4M3+Si4O14, M2+3M3+2Si6O18, M3+SiO3X, M2+3SiO4X2, M2+5SiO4X6, M+2M2+2Si4O10X2, M2+5Si4O10X6, M+2SiX6, M2+3SiO3X4 and M2+9(SiO4)4X2; where M+ is one or more alkali metals; M2+ is Zn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cd, Cu and/or one or more alkaline-earth metals; M3+ is Al, Sc, Y, La and/or one or more rare-earth metals selected from Sc, Y, La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Pm, Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, Er, Tm, Yb and Lu; and X is one or more halogens.

US Pat. No. 10,557,079

METHOD OF MAKING ROD-SHAPED PARTICLES FOR USE AS PROPPANT AND ANTI-FLOWBACK ADDITIVE

Schlumberger Technology C...

1. A method for forming rod-shaped particles, comprising:(i) inducing flow of a slurry comprised of particles and a reactant through one or more orifices, forming a continuous uninterrupted stream;
(ii) allowing the continuous uninterrupted stream to become submerged in a coagulation solution, wherein the continuous uninterrupted stream forms a continuous rod;
(iii) at least partially coagulating the reactant of the continuous rod in the coagulation solution, wherein the continuous rod is pre-sintered; and
(iv) applying mechanical vibration or using a rotating cutting mechanism to break the pre-sintered continuous rod into rods of reduced length.

US Pat. No. 10,557,073

DRILLING FLUID FOR DOWNHOLE ELECTROCRUSHING DRILLING

Halliburton Energy Servic...

21. An electrocrushing drilling system comprising:a drill string;
an electrocrushing drill bit attached to a distal end of the drill string for fracturing rock in a formation, the electrocrushing drill bit comprising electrodes through which a voltage may be discharged that are at least 0.4 inches apart at their closest spacing; and
an electrocrushing drilling fluid that circulates downhole through the drill string and then moves the fractured rock uphole,
wherein the electrocrushing drilling fluid comprises:
a polar oil, a non-polar oil, or a combination thereof; and
water;
wherein a ratio of oil:water is between 50:50 and 90:10 (v:v), and
wherein the electrocrushing drilling fluid has a dielectric strength of at least 100 kV/cm at 10 microseconds rise time.

US Pat. No. 10,557,072

DRILLING FLUID FOR DOWNHOLE ELECTROCRUSHING DRILLING

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. An electrocrushing drilling fluid comprising a electrocrushing drilling base fluid comprising:a polar oil, a non-polar oil or a combination thereof; and
glycerine carbonate;
wherein the electrocrushing drilling base fluid has a dielectric constant of at least 6 at 100 kHz frequency; and
wherein the electrocrushing drilling base fluid has an electric conductivity of less than 10?5 mho/cm.

US Pat. No. 10,557,066

ADHESIVE COMPOSITION FOR PHOTOCURABLE INTERFACE AND SURFACE MODIFICATION METHOD OF SUBSTRATE USING THE SAME

Chem Optics Inc., Daejeo...

1. An adhesive composition for photocurable interface comprising:an organic functional silane compound represented by Chemical Formula 1 below,
a silane compound represented by Chemical Formula 2 below, and methoxypropanol:

in Chemical Formula 1,
R1 is C3-C20 alkyl substituted with an organic functional group selected from the group consisting of mercapto, epoxy, methacryloxy, acryloxy, chloro, cyano, ketone, aldehyde, carboxylate, amine, C1-C10 alkylamine, amide, isocyanurate, glycidyloxy and C1-C10 alkylamino, and
R2, R3 and R4 are the same as each other or different from each other, and each independently selected from the group consisting of C1-C10 alkyl, C1-C10 alkyl substituted with C1-C10 alkoxy, and C6-C20 aryl, and

in Chemical Formula 2,
R5, R6, R7, R8, R9 and R10 are each independently selected from the group consisting of C1-C10 alkyl, C1-C10 alkyl substituted with C1-C10 alkoxy, and C6-C20 aryl, and
A is selected from the group consisting of C1-C10 alkylene, and C6-C20 arylene; and
wherein the organic functional silane compound represented by Chemical Formula 1 has 0.01 to 2 wt % of the total composition, and the silane compound represented by Chemical Formula 2 has 0.001 to 0.5 wt % of the total composition.

US Pat. No. 10,557,058

POLISHING AGENT, POLISHING AGENT SET, AND SUBSTRATE POLISHING METHOD

HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY,...

6. A polishing method for a base substrate, comprising a step of polishing a surface to be polished of a base substrate using a polishing agent obtained by mixing the first liquid and the second liquid of the polishing agent set according to claim 5.

US Pat. No. 10,557,056

ABS/POLYCARBONATE/POLY(STYRENE-CO-MALEIMIDE) PART MATERIAL FOR ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHY-BASED ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

Evolve Additive Solutions...

1. A part material for printing three-dimensional parts with an electrophotography-based additive manufacturing system, the part material comprising:a composition comprising:
a grafted polymer comprising acrylonitrile units, butadiene units, aromatic units, polycarbonate and poly(styrene-co-maleimide);
a charge control agent; and
a heat absorber;
wherein the part material is provided in a powder form having a D50 particle size ranging from about 5 micrometers to about 30 micrometers; and
wherein the part material is configured for use in the electrophotography-based additive manufacturing system having a layer transfusion assembly for printing the three-dimensional parts in a layer-by-layer manner.

US Pat. No. 10,557,050

METALLIC IMAGE FORMING METHOD

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A metallic image forming method for forming an image having a metallic hue derived from an organic coloring agent, the method comprising:preparing a metallic ink containing the organic coloring agent,
preparing a recording medium provided with an undercoat layer thereon having (i) a black color for absorbing diffusion light of the metal particles or (ii) an opposite color to the color of diffused light from the organic coloring agent for cancelling the diffusion light of the organic coloring agent, and
printing with the metallic ink onto the recording medium so as to cover at least part of the undercoat layer,
wherein the undercoat layer has the opposite color to the color of diffused light from the organic coloring agent, and
wherein the ink having the opposite color to the color of the diffusion light from the organic coloring agent contains a coloring material capable of exhibiting the opposite color to the color of diffused light from the organic coloring agent.

US Pat. No. 10,557,029

AUTOMOTIVE INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR MEMBER

MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION, ...

1. An automotive interior and exterior member comprising a polycarbonate resin composition,wherein the polycarbonate resin composition contains polycarbonate resin which is a composite including a plurality of carbonate copolymers each (i) including a structural unit (an ISB unit) derived from a dihydroxy compound represented by a general formula (1) below and a structural unit (a CHDM unit) derived from cyclohexanedimethanol and (ii) having a different copolymerization ratio,
the ISB unit and the CHDM unit in the polycarbonate resin are contained in a molar ratio ranging from 67/33 to 69/31 (molar ratio),
in the polycarbonate resin composition, (i) 4.9 parts by weight to 5.1 parts by weight of butyl acrylate-methyl methacrylate-styrene based rubber and (ii) components (A) to (H) in contents below are contained with respect to a total 100 parts by weight of the polycarbonate resin and the butyl acrylate-methyl methacrylate-styrene based rubber:
a component (A) containing 0.09 parts by weight to 0.11 parts by weight of a hindered phenol based antioxidant having a molecular weight ranging from 1100 to 1200;
a component (B) containing 0.001 parts by weight to 0.015 parts by weight of dibutylhydroxytoluene;
a component (C) containing 0.049 parts by weight to 0.051 parts by weight of 1,1,3-tris-(2-methyl-4-hydroxy-5-t-butylphenyl) butane;
a component (D) containing 0.049 parts by weight to 0.051 parts by weight of tris (2,4-di-t-butylphenyl) phosphite;
a component (E) containing 0.19 parts by weight to 0.21 parts by weight of bis (2,4-di-t-butylphenyl) pentaerythritol-diphosphite;
a component (F) containing 0.29 parts by weight to 0.31 parts by weight of a benzotriazole based weathering stabilizer having a melting point ranging from 102° C. to 106° C.;
a component (G) containing 0.09 parts by weight to 0.11 parts by weight of a hindered amine based weathering stabilizer having a melting point ranging from 125° C. to 130° C.; and
a component (H) containing 0.05 parts by weight to 0.07 parts by weight of perinone based colorant having a melting point ranging from 252° C. to 258° C.

US Pat. No. 10,557,019

CARBON FIBER-REINFORCED POLYMER COMPOSITE AND METHOD OF PREPARING THE SAME

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

14. The method of claim 8, wherein the carbon fibers are modified by steps comprising:dissolving the block copolymer in a second solvent having a polarity of about 2.4 to 9.0 to form a polymer solution;
spraying the polymer solution on surfaces of the carbon fibers; and
mixing the carbon fibers with the solution at a temperature of about 70° C. to 90° C. for about 2 to 4 hours.

US Pat. No. 10,557,010

ACETALDEHYDE SCAVENGER TREATMENT

Ford Motor Company, Dear...

1. A method of reducing aldehyde concentration in a vehicle cabin air, the method comprising:applying a solution comprising aldehyde scavenger(s) onto an outer surface of a foam article located or to be located within a vehicle cabin to form a top layer of the article such that aldehyde species are trapped within the article and prevented from being released into the cabin air, the scavenger(s) having cyclical structures configured to form inclusion complexes with the aldehyde species present in the foam article such that aldehyde enters internal cavities of the scavenger(s) to be encapsulated into the structure of the scavenger(s).

US Pat. No. 10,557,009

THERMALLY EXPANDABLE MICROCAPSULE COMPLEX, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME, RUBBER COMPOSITION IN WHICH COMPLEX IS BLENDED, AND PNEUMATIC TIRE USING COMPOSITION

The Yokohama Rubber Co., ...

1. A rubber composition, comprising:from 1 to 30 parts by mass of a thermally expandable microcapsule complex per 100 parts by mass of a rubber component, the thermally expandable microcapsule complex having a structure comprising a plurality of thermally expandable microcapsules adhered on cellulose fibers, wherein the thermally expandable microcapsule complex has a structure comprising a plurality of the thermally expandable microcapsules connected in a thread-like, band-like, or clustered manner on the cellulose fibers, the cellulose fibers being cellulose microfibrils.

US Pat. No. 10,557,007

FLAME RETARDANT, COMPOSITE FLAME RETARDANT, FLAME RETARDANT ANTISTATIC COMPOSITION AND FLAME RESISTANT METHOD

1. A composite flame retardant, comprising a flame retardant comprising a complex of phosphine oxide and transition metal salt, and an inorganic flame retardant component, wherein the weight ratio of said complex to said inorganic flame retardant component is (2-5):1.

US Pat. No. 10,557,004

LONG FILM

ZEON CORPORATION, Chiyod...

1. A long-length film comprising a plurality of knurl portions shaped by continuous linear concavo-convex portions on at least one surface thereof, whereinthe plurality of knurl portions are aligned in a lengthwise direction of the long-length film,
a planar shape of the knurl portion seen from a thickness direction of the long-length film includes:
10 or more corners having a curvature radius of 0.3 mm or less and an angle of 100° or less or a curvature radius of 0.2 mm or less and an angle of 120° or less, per one planar shape of the knurl portion; and
18 or more straight portions having a straight shape, per one planar shape of the knurl portion.

US Pat. No. 10,556,998

ANTIOXIDANT STABILIZED CROSSLINKED ULTRA HIGH MOLECULAR WEIGHT POLYETHYLENE FOR MEDICAL DEVICE APPLICATIONS

Zimmer, Inc., Warsaw, IN...

1. A method of preparing an antioxidant-stabilized crosslinked UHMWPE blend for use in medical implants, the method comprising:preheating a consolidated blend to a preheat temperature greater than room temperature and below the melting point of the consolidated blend, the consolidated blend comprising UHMWPE and antioxidant; and
irradiating the preheated consolidated blend while maintaining the consolidated blend at a temperature below the melting point of the consolidated blend to form the antioxidant-stabilized crosslinked UHMWPE blend, wherein the irradiating is electron beam irradiating performed in a single pass;
wherein the crosslinked UHMWPE blend has a pin-on-disc wear rate of about 0.02 n g/Mc to about 0.69 mg/Mc.

US Pat. No. 10,556,994

STRICTLY SEGMENTED THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMERS AS BIODEGRADABLE BIOMATERIALS

SYMO-CHEM B.V., Eindhove...

1. A thermoplastic elastomer according to the formula [AB]n, wherein:n represents the number of repeats of the AB segment and is an integer of 2 to 100;
A represents a soft block according to formula (I):

B represents a hard block according to formula (II-A) or formula (II-B):

wherein:
every soft block A in the formula [AB]n is the same soft block A and every hard block B in the formula [AB]n is the same hard block B;
the morphology of the [AB]n material is characterized by displaying a Tg for the soft block A;
K is independently selected from C1-C36 alkylene groups, C6-C24 arylene groups, C7-C24 alkarylene groups, and C7-C24 arylalkylene groups, wherein at least one K is a C1-C36 alkylene group;
L is independently selected from a C1-C36 alkylene group, a C6-C24 arylene group, a C7-C24 alkarylene group or a C7-C24 arylalkylene group or L is absent;
M is independently selected from a C1-C36 alkylene group, a C6-C24 arylene group, a C7-C24 alkarylene group or a C7-C24 arylalkylene group or M is absent;
o, p, q, r, s and t are independently 0-50;
provided that:
(a) when o, q, r and t are 0, then p and s are independently 1-50;
(b) when p and s are 0, then o, q, r and t are independently 1-50;
(c) when o and t are 0, then p, q, r and s are independently 1-50;
(d) when q and r are 0, then o, p, s and t are independently 1-50;
HBG is a simple hydrogen bonding unit independently selected from the group consisting of amide, urea and urethane groups;
S is independently selected from a C1-C36 alkylene group, a C6-C24 arylene group, a C7-C24 alkarylene group or a C7-C24 arylalkylene group or, and only if B represents a hard block according to the formula (II-A), S can also be absent so that it represents a bond between two HBGs;
R is hydrogen, a C1-C24 alkyl group, a C6-C24 aryl group, a C7-C24 alkaryl group or a C7-C24 arylalkyl group;
x is 1, 2 or 3; and
y is 0 or 1.

US Pat. No. 10,556,991

BENZOXAZINE AND PHTHALONITRILE RESIN BLENDS

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. A resin blend comprising a blend of a benzoxazine resin and a phthalonitrile resin, wherein the benzoxazine resin is of Formula I or Formula II:
wherein
each R1 is H or an alkyl group, and is the residue of an aliphatic aldehyde,
R2 is a covalent bond, or a polyvalent (hetero)hydrocarbyl group;
R3 and R4 are independently selected from the (hetero)hydrocarbyl residues of a primary amino compound; and
z is at least 1;
with the proviso that neither R3 nor R4 is of Formula III:
where R is selected from a covalent bond, a C4-C20 alkyl chain, —NH, a phenol, biphenol, bisphenol, a polyvalent phenol, an imide, an ether, a thioether, amide, ester, or a polyvalent (hetero)hydrocarbyl residue;
wherein
each R1 is H or an alkyl group, and is the residue of an aliphatic aldehyde,
R2 is H, a covalent bond, a phenol or a polyvalent (hetero)hydrocarbyl group;
R4 is a (hetero)hydrocarbyl residue of a primary amino compound, R4(NH2)m, with the proviso that R4 is not of Formula III above;
where when R4 is an aryl group, m is 1-4; and x is at least 1; andwherein the phthalonitrile resin is of Formula IV:
where R? is selected from H, a covalent bond, —C(CH3)3, a C4-C20 alkyl chain, —NO2, —NH2, a phenol, biphenol, bisphenol, a polyvalent phenol, an imide, an ether, a thioether, amide, ester, a polyvalent (hetero)hydrocarbyl residue; and y is at least 1;
with the proviso that R? is not of Formula V or Formula VI:

wherein
each R1 is H or an alkyl group, and is the residue of an aliphatic aldehyde,
R2 is a covalent bond, or a polyvalent (hetero)hydrocarbyl group;
R3 and R4 are independently selected from the (hetero)hydrocarbyl residues of a primary amino compound; and

wherein
each R1 is H or an alkyl group, and is the residue of an aliphatic aldehyde,
R2 is H, a covalent bond, a phenol or a polyvalent (hetero)hydrocarbyl group;
R4 is a (hetero)hydrocarbyl residue of a primary amino compound, R4(NH2)m, where when R4 is an aryl group, m is 1-4; and x is at least 1.

US Pat. No. 10,556,990

POROUS/NANOPOROUS PHT

International Business Ma...

1. An article comprising a porous polymer having a plurality of hexahydrotriazine units, a plurality of hemiaminal units, or a combination thereof, the porous polymer having an average pore size less than about 100 nm and density less than about 1.5 g/cm3, wherein:each hexahydrotriazine unit has the general structure

each hemiaminal unit has the general structure
wherein at least one starred bond of each hexahydrotriazine unit or hemiaminal unit is bonded to a divalent bridging group or a trivalent bridging group, andthe divalent bridging group or a trivalent bridging group is bonded to at least two hexahydrotriazine units or hemiaminal units.

US Pat. No. 10,556,987

POLYCARBONATE RESIN

MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL C...

1. A method for adjusting a total volume of oligomers represented by Formulae (1)-(4) below contained in a polycarbonate resin to be 2.5 wt % or less, wherein the polycarbonate resin contains a repeating unit represented by Formula (A) below in an amount of 1-99.5 wt %:
(in Formula (A), R1 and R2 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, a phenyl group, a C1-6 alkyl group or a C1-6 alkyloxy group)

(in Formula (1), R1 and R2 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, a phenyl group, a C1-6 alkyl group or a C1-6 alkyloxy group, and n represents an integer of 1-4)

(in Formula (2), R1 and R2 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, a phenyl group, a C1-6 alkyl group or a C1-6 alkyloxy group, and m represents an integer or 1-6)

(in Formula (3), R1 and R2 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, a phenyl group, a C1-6 alkyl group or a C1-6 alkyloxy group, and l represents an integer of 1-5)

(in Formula (4), R1 and R2 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, a phenyl group, a C1-6 alkyl group or a C1-6 alkyloxy group, and k represents an integer of 2-4).

US Pat. No. 10,556,985

NITROGEN-CONTAINING HETEROCYCLIC EPOXY CURING AGENTS, COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS

Evonik Operations GmbH, ...

1. An amine-epoxy curing agent comprising the contact product of:(a) an amine epoxy curing agent having at least one saturated heterocyclic compound having two nitrogen heteroatoms according to formula (I):

wherein X is independently selected from a hydrogen atom, a linear or branched C1 to C4 alkyl group and a substituted or un-substituted phenyl group, Y1 is a direct bond or a divalent polyethylene polyamine group having 1 to 8 nitrogen atoms, and R is independently a hydrogen atom or a group selected from C1-C8 linear, cyclic, and branched alkyl, alkenyl, and alkaryl groups; and
(b) at least one multifunctional amine having three or more active amine hydrogens per molecule.

US Pat. No. 10,556,983

PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION OF SILYLATED POLYMERS HAVING LOW COLOR AND COLOR STABILITY

Momentive Performance Mat...

1. A quenched silylated polymer having the general Formula (11):
each occurrence of A1 is a functional group selected from the group consisting of —O—, —S— and —NH—;
each occurrence of A2 is a functional group selected from the group consisting of —S—, —NR6, where R6 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, an alkyl group containing from 1 to about 10 carbon atoms, cycloalkyl group containing from about 5 to about 10 carbon atoms, an aralkyl group containing from about 7 to about 10 carbon atoms, phenyl and —CH[(C?O)OR7]CHR8C(?O)OR7, where R7 is an alkyl group of from 1 to about 10 carbon atoms, a cycloalkyl group of from about 5 to about 10 carbon atoms, an aryl group of from about 6 to about 10 carbon atoms, and aralkyl group of from about 7 to about 10 carbon atoms and R8 is an alkyl group of from 1 to about 10 carbon atoms, a cycloalkyl group of from about 5 to about 10 carbon atoms, an aryl group of from about 6 to about 10 carbon atoms, and aralkyl group of from about 7 to about 10 carbon atoms;
R1 is an organic group containing from about 50 to about 4,000 carbon atoms and at least one functional group selected from group consisting of —O—, —S—, —OC(?O)NH—, —R2NC(?O)NH—, —C(?O)O—, —OC(?O)O—, —OCHR2O—, —C(?O)NR2— and —NR2—, wherein each occurrence of R2 is independently hydrogen, an alkyl group containing from 1 to about 6 carbon atoms or phenyl, preferably hydrogen;
R4 is a divalent alkylene group containing from 1 to about 10 carbon atoms, a cycloalkylene group containing from about 5 to about 10 carbon atoms and an arylene group containing from about 6 to about 10 carbon atoms;
each occurrence of R5 is an alkyl group of from 1 to about 18 carbon atoms or a —R9(OR10)cOR11, where R9 is an alkyl group of from 1 to about 18 carbon atoms, R10 is a divalent alkylene group of from about 2 to about 4 carbon atoms, and R11 is an alkyl group of from 1 to about 10 carbon atoms or —C(?O)R12, where R12 is hydrogen, or an alkyl group of from 1 to about 6 carbon atoms, and
the subscripts a, b, c and h are integers where a is 2 to about 5, b is 0 to about 2, c is 0 to about 5, and h is 1 to 6, with the proviso that when A1 is —O— or —S—, then A2 is —NH—.

US Pat. No. 10,556,979

MODIFIED POLYIMIDE AND CURABLE RESIN COMPOSITION

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

1. A modified polyimide represented by Formula 4:
wherein D is a heat curable or photocurable functional group, R is a divalent or higher polyvalent organic group, and n is an integer of 1 or greater, X1, X2, X3, and X4 are each independently a tetravalent organic group derived from a tetracarboxylic dianhydride, Y1, Y2, and Y3 are each independently a divalent organic group derived from a diamine, p, q, r, and v are each independently an integer of 0 or greater, with the proviso that p, q, r, and v are not simultaneously 0, and r+v is 1 or greater.

US Pat. No. 10,556,975

AQUEOUS POLYMERIZATION OF THERMORESPONSIVE FLOCCULANTS

Phillips 66 Company, Hou...

1. A method comprising:forming a monomer solution by mixing formula

and a water soluble monomer in the presence of an aqueous solution;
adding an initiator to the monomer solution to form a thermoresponsive polymer, wherein:
R1 is independently selected from the group consisting of H and alkyl groups;
R2 and R3 are independently selected from the group consisting of H, alkyl, olefinic, aromatics, heterocyclic, halogen, ammonium, nitroxides, nitrates, nitrite amides, amines, esters, ethers, carboxylic acids, acyl chlorides, alcohols, nitriles, phosphates, phosphonates, sulfates, sulfonates, sulfide, sulfite, thiol, and combinations thereof;
Y is selected from the group consisting of O, N and S;
X are methylene groups containing from about 0 to about 20 carbons, and
wherein the aqueous solution is an aqueous salt solution.

US Pat. No. 10,556,973

METHOD FOR THE PREPARATION OF NITRATED STYRENIC FLUOROPOLYMERS

Akron Polymer Systems, In...

1. A method for the preparation of a nitrated styrenic fluoropolymer having an average degree of substitution (DS) ranging from about 0.2 to about 1 of the nitro group on the styrenic ring comprising the steps of:i. providing a styrenic fluoropolymer having a styrenic unit of:

 wherein R1, R2, and R3 are each independently hydrogen atoms, alkyl groups, substituted alkyl groups, or halogens, wherein at least one of R1, R2, and R3 is a fluorine atom, and wherein R is hydrogen or a substituent on the styrenic ring;
ii. optionally mixing the styrenic fluoropolymer with an organic solvent;
iii. mixing the styrenic fluoropolymer of (i) or (ii) with a combination of nitric acid in an amount from about 0.2 to about 5 moles per styrenic unit and sulfuric acid in an amount from about 1 to about 20 moles per styrenic unit; and
iv. reacting the mixture of (iii) for a period of time to obtain the nitrated styrenic fluoropolymer having an average DS of from about 0.2 to about 1 of the nitro group.

US Pat. No. 10,556,916

ZIRCONIUM-89 OXINE COMPLEX AS A CELL LABELING AGENT FOR POSITRON EMISSION TOMOGRAPHY

The United States of Amer...

1. A method of labeling a cell or microorganism with 89Zr-oxine complex comprising contacting the cell or microorganism with a 89Zr-oxine complex of the formula
in a buffer solution at 26° C. or below, wherein the 89Zr-oxine complex permeabilizes the cell membrane of the cell or microorganism.

US Pat. No. 10,556,911

THIENOPYRIMIDINE COMPOUNDS

1. A method of treating a disorder which is responsive to antagonism of the adenosine A2B receptor in a subject in need thereof, the method comprising orally administering to the subject a compound of formula (I), or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, in an amount of from 0.1 mg to 3000 mg, once, twice, or three times per day, wherein the compound of formula (I) iswhereinR1 is optionally substituted aryl or an optionally substituted 5- or 6-membered heteroaryl ring;
R2 and R3 are independently selected from hydrogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C3-C8 cycloalkyl, C3-C8 cycloalkyl-(C1-C6)-alkyl, aryl-(C1-C6)-alkyl optionally substituted in the ring part thereof, a 5- or 6-membered monocyclic heterocyclic group optionally linked via a C1-C6 alkylene chain and optionally substituted in the ring part thereof, benzimidazol-2-yl-methyl, pyrid-3-yl-carbonyl, or (1-methyl-piperidin-4-yl)-carbonyl-methyl;
or R2 and R3 taken together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached form an optionally substituted 5- or 6-membered ring;
R4 is C1-C3 alkyl, C2-C3 alkenyl, —N(—R5)—R6, or optionally substituted heteroarylmethylamino; and
R5 and R6 are independently selected from hydrogen or C1-C3 alkyl;
or R5 and R6 taken together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached form an optionally substituted 4- to 6-membered saturated ring.

US Pat. No. 10,556,910

SYNTHESIS OF HALICHONDRIN ANALOGS AND USES THEREOF

President and Fellows of ...

12. A compound selected from the group consisting of:and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,556,905

PROCESSES FOR PREPARING A DIAZABICYCLOOCTANE COMPOUND

MEIJI SEIKA PHARMA CO., L...

1. A compound of a formula selected from the group consisting ofwherein in the above formulae, TFA represents a trifluoroacetyl group, OMe represents a methoxy group, Boc represents a tert-butoxycarbonyl group, Teoc represents a 2-trimethylsilylethoxycarbonyl group, OBn represents a benzyloxy group, and Cbz represents a benzyloxycarbonyl group.

US Pat. No. 10,556,904

DERIVATIVES AND METHODS OF TREATING HEPATITIS B INFECTIONS

NOVIRA THERAPEUTICS, INC....

1. A compound of Formula I
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,whereinW1 and W are each independently selected from N, NRa, and CRa, wherein one of W1 and W is NRa;
X is N or CRb;
Y is selected from a bond, —C(O)—, and —SO2—;
Z is selected from —(CR5R6)m—, —(CR5R6)mO—, —(CR5R6)mCR5?CR5—, —(CR5R6)m—C3-C6-cycloalkylene-, and —(CR5R6)m—NR7—;
R1 is selected from C(O)ORc, C(O)Rc, C(O)NRdRe, NRdC(O)Rc, —OC(O)Rc, —C(O)NRdORe; and —C(O)NRdN(Rd)2;
R2 is, at each occurrence, independently selected from H, —OH, halo, C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-haloalkyl, —O—C1-C6-alkyl, and C1-C6-alkyl-OH;
R3 is, at each occurrence, independently selected from H, —OH, halo, C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-haloalkyl, —O—C1-C6-alkyl, and C1-C6-alkyl-OH;
R4 is selected from C1-C6-alkyl, (CR8R9)p—C3-C8-cycloalkyl, (CR8R9)p—C2-C8-heterocyclyl, (CR8R9)p—C6-C12-aryl, and (CR8R9)p—C1-C9-heteroaryl, wherein alkyl, cycloalkyl, heterocyclyl, aryl, heteroaryl are optionally substituted with 1, 2, 3, or 4 groups, each independently selected from —OH, halo, CN, C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-haloalkyl, —O—C1-C6-alkyl, C(O)N(Rf)2, C(O)ORf, —OCH2C(O)ORf, —SO2Rf, and C1-C6-alkyl-OH;
R5 is, at each occurrence, independently selected from H, —OH, halo, C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-haloalkyl, —O—C1-C6-alkyl, and C1-C6-alkyl-OH;
alternatively, R4 and R5 are optionally joined to form a heterocyclic ring;
R6 is, at each occurrence, independently selected from H, —OH, halo, C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-haloalkyl, —O—C1-C6-alkyl, and C1-C6-alkyl-OH;
R7 is selected from H, C1-C6-alkyl, and C1-C6-alkyl-OH;
R8 is, at each occurrence, independently selected from H, —OH, halo, C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-haloalkyl, —O—C1-C6-alkyl, and C1-C6-alkyl-OH;
R9 is, at each occurrence, independently selected from H, —OH, halo, C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-haloalkyl, —O—C1-C6-alkyl, and C1-C6-alkyl-OH;
Ra is selected from H, C1-C6-alkyl, and C1-C6-alkyl-OH;
Rb is selected from H and C1-C6-alkyl;
Rc is selected from H, C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-alkyl-OH, C0-C6-alkyl-C3-C8-cycloalkyl, C2-C8-heterocyclyl, C6-C12-aryl, and C1-C9-heteroaryl, wherein cycloalkyl, heterocyclyl, aryl, and heteroaryl are optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 groups, each independently selected from —OH, halo, CN, C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-haloalkyl, and —O—C1-C6-alkyl;
Rd is selected from H, C1-C6-alkyl, and C1-C6-alkyl-OH;
Re is selected from H, C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-alkyl-OH, C1-C6-alkyl-OC1-C6-alkyl, C0-C6-alkyl-C3-C8-cycloalkyl, C2-C8-heterocyclyl, C6-C12-aryl, and C1-C9-heteroaryl, wherein cycloalkyl, heterocyclyl, aryl, and heteroaryl are optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 groups, each independently selected from —OH, halo, CN, C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-haloalkyl, and —O—C1-C6-alkyl;
alternatively, Rd and Re are optionally joined to form a heterocyclic ring, which is optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 groups, each independently selected from —OH, halo, CN, C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-haloalkyl, and —O—C1-C6-alkyl;
Rf is, at each occurrence, independently selected from H and C1-C6-alkyl;
m is 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4;
n is 0, 1, 2, or 3; and
p is 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4.

US Pat. No. 10,556,902

GLYCOSIDASE INHIBITORS

Asceneuron SA, Lausanne ...

1. A compound of formula (I)
wherein
R is straight chain or branched alkyl having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, wherein 1 to 5 hydrogen atoms may be replaced by Hal or OH;
W is CH or N;
A denotes one of the following groups:

X is N or CR??;
X1, X2 is N or CR??;
X3 is N or CR???;
X4 is N or CR9;
R9 denotes Hal, NR3R4, CHR3R4, OR3, CN, straight chain or branched alkyl having 1 to 12 carbon atoms, wherein 1 to 3 CH2-groups may be replaced by a group selected from O, NR3, S, SO, SO2, S(O)(NH), CO, COO, OCO, CONR3, NR3CO and wherein 1 to 5 hydrogen atoms may be replaced by Hal, NR3R4 or NO2;
Y is O, S, SO or SO2;
R?, R? denote each independently H, Hal or straight chain or branched alkyl having 1 to 12 carbon atoms;
R??, R?? independently denote H, Hal, NR3R4, CHR3R4, OR3, CN, straight chain or branched alkyl having 1 to 12 carbon atoms, wherein 1 to 3 CH2-groups may be replaced by a group selected from O, NR3, S, SO, SO2, S(O)(NH), CO, COO, OCO, CONR3, NR3CO and wherein 1 to 5 hydrogen atoms may be replaced by Hal, NR3R4 or NO2;
R??? denotes H, Hal, NR3R4, CHR3R4, CN, straight chain or branched alkyl having 1 to 12 carbon atoms, wherein 1 to 3 CH2-groups may be replaced by a group selected from O, NR3, S, SO, SO2, S(O)(NH), CO, COO, OCO, CONR3, NR3CO and wherein 1 to 5 hydrogen atoms may be replaced by Hal, NR3R4 or NO2;
R3, R4 denote each independently H or a straight chain or branched alkyl group having 1 to 12 carbon atoms;
Q denotes one of the following groups:

Z1 is S, O, NR3;
Z2, Z3 independently denote CR5, CR6 or N;
Z2? is CR5? or N;
Z4 is N, CH, CON, COCH;
Z5 is S, O, NR8, SO2, CHR5;
Z5? is S, O, NR8, SO2;
Z6 is CH2, CO;
s denotes 0 or 1;
T is N, CH or CR7;
R3? denotes H or a straight chain or branched alkyl group having 1 to 12 carbon atoms, wherein 1 to 3 CH2-groups may be replaced by a group selected from SO2, CO, O and wherein 1 to 5 hydrogen atoms may be replaced by Hal;
R3? denotes a straight chain or branched alkyl group having 1 to 12 carbon atoms, wherein 1 to 3 CH2-groups are replaced by a group selected from SO2, CO, O and wherein 1 to 5 hydrogen atoms may be replaced by Hal;
R5, R5?, R6, R7 independently denote H, Hal, NR3R4, NO2, straight chain or branched alkyl having 1 to 12 carbon atoms, wherein 1 to 3 CH2-groups may be replaced by a group selected from O, NR3, S, SO, SO2, S(O)(NH), CO, COO, OCO, CONR3, NR3CO and wherein 1 to 5 hydrogen atoms may be replaced by Hal, NR3R4, NO2, OR3, Het, Ar, Cyc, or denote Ar, Het or Cyc;
R8 denotes H, methyl or straight chain or branched alkyl having 2 to 12 carbon atoms, wherein 1 to 3 CH2-groups may be replaced by a group selected from O, NR3, S, SO, SO2, S(O)(NH), CO, COO, OCO, CONR3, NR3CO and wherein 1 to 5 hydrogen atoms may be replaced by Hal, NR3R4 or NO2;
Hal denotes F, Cl, Br or I;
Het denotes a saturated, unsaturated or aromatic ring, being monocyclic or bicyclic or fused-bicyclic and having 3- to 8-members and containing 1 to 4 heteroatoms selected from N, O and S, which may be substituted by 1 to 3 substituents selected from R5, Hal and OR3;
Ar denotes a 6-membered carbocyclic aromatic ring or a fused or non-fused bicyclic aromatic ring system, which is optionally substituted by 1 to 3 substituents independently selected from R5, OR3 and Hal;
Cyc denotes a saturated or an unsaturated carbocyclic ring having from 3 to 8 carbon atoms which is optionally substituted by 1 to 3 substituents independently selected from R5 or Hal or OH;
m and n simultaneously denote 1;and solvates, salts, tautomers, enantiomers, racemates and stereoisomers thereof, including mixtures thereof in all ratios and compounds of formula I, wherein one or more H atoms are replaced by D (deuterium).

US Pat. No. 10,556,896

CRYSTALLINE FORMS OF (3-AMINO-OXETAN-3-YLMETHYL)-[2-(5,5-DIOXO-5,6,7,9-TETRAHYDRO-5LAMBDA*6*-THIA-8-AZA-BENZOCYCLOHEPTEN-8-YL)-6-METHYL-QUINAZOLIN-4-YL]-AMINE

Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., ...

1. A method for the treatment or prophylaxis of respiratory syncytial virus infection or a disease caused by respiratory syncytial virus infection, which method comprises administering a therapeutically effective amount of the crystalline form of the compound of formula (I):
or a salt, solvent or combination of salts and solvates thereof; wherein the crystalline form is Form A, Form B, Form C, Form D, Form E or Form F, or a combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,556,892

PIPERAZINYL METHANONE NAAA INHIBITORS

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A compound having the formula:
wherein
R1 is independently halogen, —CF3, —CCl3, —CI3, —CBr3, —CHF2, —CHCl2, —CHI2, —CHBr2, —OCH2F, —OCH2Cl, —OCH2I, —OCH2Br, —OCHF2, —OCHCl2, —OCHI2, —OCHBr2, —OCF3, —OCCl3, —OCI3, —OCBr3, —CN, —OH, —NH2, —COOH, —CONH2, —NO2, —SH, —SO3H, —SO4H, —SO2NH2, —NHNH2, —ONH2, —NHC?(O)NHNH2, —NHC?(O)NH2, —NHSO2H, —NHC?(O)H, —NHC(O)—OH, —NHOH, substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted heteroalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted heterocycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted aryl, or substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl;
R2 is independently halogen, —CF3, —CCl3, —CI3, —CBr3, —CHF2, —CHCl2, —CHI2, —CHBr2, —OCH2F, —OCH2Cl, —OCH2I, —OCH2Br, —OCHF2, —OCHCl2, —OCHI2, —OCHBr2, —OCF3, —OCCl3, —OCI3, —OCBr3, —CN, —OH, —NH2, —COOH, —CONH2, —NO2, —SH, —SO3H, —SO4H, —SO2NH2, —NHNH2, —ONH2, —NHC?(O)NHNH2, —NHC?(O)NH2, —NHSO2H, —NHC?(O)H, —NHC(O)—OH, —NHOH, substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted heteroalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted heterocycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted aryl, or substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl;
R3 is independently halogen, —CF3, —CCl3, —CI3, —CBr3, —CHF2, —CHCl2, —CHI2, —CHBr2, —OCH2F, —OCH2Cl, —OCH2I, —OCH2Br, —OCHF2, —OCHCl2, —OCHI2, —OCHBr2, —OCF3, —OCCl3, —OCI3, —OCBr3, —CN, —OH, —NH2, —COOH, —CONH2, —NO2, —SH, —SO3H, —SO4H, —SO2NH2, —NHNH2, —ONH2, —NHC?(O)NHNH2, —NHC?(O)NH2, —NHSO2H, —NHC?(O)H, —NHC(O)—OH, —NHOH, substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted heteroalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted heterocycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted aryl, or substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl;
Y is S or O;
z1 is independently an integer from 0 to 4;
z2 is independently an integer from 0 to 8; and
wherein the compound does not have the formula:

US Pat. No. 10,556,891

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR INHIBITION OF THE JAK PATHWAY

Rigel Pharmaceuticals, In...

1. A compound of formula I, or salt thereof,wherein:X and Y are each independently O, S, S(O), SO2 or NR1;
each R1 is independently for each occurrence H, optionally substituted C1-6alkyl, C(O)—C1-6alkyl, CO2—C1-6alkyl or R50;
each R50 is —C(R9)2-A-R10, where A is O or S; each R9 is independently for each occurrence H, optionally substituted C1-6alkyl, optionally substituted C6-10aryl or optionally substituted C7-16arylalkyl; or alternatively, two R9, together with the carbon to which they are attached, form an optionally substituted C3-8cycloalkyl group or an optionally substituted 3-8 membered heteroalicyclyl; R10 is Ra or —P(O)(OR11)2; each R11 is independently for each occurrence Ra or a monovalent cationic group; or two R11, together with the atoms to which they are attached, form a 4-8 membered cyclic phosphate group, or two R11 together represent a divalent cationic group;
ring A is bicyclic aryl ring system, or ring A is
where the Rb substituent foris OH, C1-6alkyl, —CO2C1-6alkyl, —C(O)C1-6alkyl or —S(O)2C1-6alkyl;each R2 is independently for each occurrence H, Re, Rb, Re substituted with one or more of the same or different Ra and/or Rb, —ORe substituted with one or more of the same or different Ra and/or Rb, —SRe substituted with one or more of the same or different Ra and/or Rb, —C(O)Re substituted with one or more of the same or different Ra and/or Rb, —N(Ra)Re where Re is substituted with one or more of the same or different Ra and/or Rb, —S(O)2Re substituted with one or more of the same or different Ra and/or Rb, —N(Ra)—S(O)2Re where Re is substituted with one or more of the same or different Ra and/or Rb, —B(ORa)2, —B(N(Rc)2)2, —(C(Ra)2)m—Rb, —O—(C(Ra)2)m—Rb, —S—(C(Ra)2)m—Rb, —O—(C(Rb)2)m—Ra, —N(Ra)—(C(Ra)2)m—Rb, —O—(CH2)m—CH((CH2)mRb)Rb, —C(O)N(Ra)—(C(Ra)2)m—Rb, —O—(C(Ra)2)m—C(O)N(Ra)—(C(Ra)2)m—Rb, —N((C(Ra)2)mRb)2, —S—(C(Ra)2)m—C(O)N(Ra)—(C(Ra)2)m—Rb, —N(Ra)—C(O)—N(Ra)—(C(Ra)2)m—Rb, —N(Ra)—C(O)—(C(Ra)2)m—C(Ra)(Rb)2 or —N(Ra)—(C(Ra)2)m—C(O)—N(Ra)—(C(Ra)2)m—Rb;
each Ra is independently for each occurrence H, deuterium, C1-6alkyl, C3-8cycloalkyl, C4-11cycloalkylalkyl, C6-10aryl, C7-16arylalkyl, 2-6 membered heteroalkyl, 3-10 membered heteroalicyclyl, 4-11 membered heteroalicyclylalkyl, 5-15 membered heteroaryl or 6-16 membered heteroarylalkyl;
each Rb is independently for each occurrence ?O, —ORa, —O—(C(Ra)2)m—ORa, haloC1-3alkyloxy, ?S, —SRa, ?NRa, ?NORa, —N(Rc)2, halo, —CF3, —CN, —NC, —OCN, —SCN, —NO, —NO2, ?N2, —N3, —S(O)Ra, —S(O)2Ra, —SO3Ra, —S(O)N(Rc)2, —S(O)2N(Rc)2, —OS(O)Ra, —OS(O)2Ra, —OSO3Ra, —OS(O)2N(Rc)2, —C(O)Ra, —CO2Ra, —C(O)N(Rc)2, —C(NRa)—N(Rc)2, —C(NOH)—Ra, —C(NOH)—N(Rc)2, —OC(O)Ra, —OC(O)ORa, —OC(O)N(Rc)2, —OC(NH)—N(Rc)2, —OC(NRa)—N(Rc)2, —N(Ra)—S(O)2H, —[N(Ra)C(O)]nRa, —[N(Ra)C(O)]nORa, —[N(Ra)C(O)]nN(Rc)2 or —[N(Ra)C(NRa)]n—N(Rc)2;
each Rc is independently for each occurrence Ra, or, alternatively, two Rc are taken together with the nitrogen atom to which they are bonded to form a 3 to 10-membered heteroalicyclyl or a 5-10 membered heteroaryl which may optionally include one or more of the same or different additional heteroatoms and which is optionally substituted with one or more of the same or different Ra and/or Rd groups;
each Rd is ?O, —ORa, haloC1-3alkyloxy, C1-6alkyl, ?S, —SRa, ?NRa, ?NORa, —N(Ra)2, halo, —CF3, —CN, —NC, —OCN, —SCN, —NO, —NO2, ?N2, —N3, —S(O)Ra, —S(O2)Ra, —SO3Ra, —S(O)N(Ra)2, —S(O)2N(Ra)2, —OS(O)Ra, —OS(O)2Ra, —OSO3Ra, —OS(O)2N(Ra)2, —C(O)Ra, —CO2Ra, —C(O)N(Ra)2, —C(NRa)N(Ra)2, —C(NOH)Ra, —C(NOH)N(Ra)2, —OCO2Ra, —OC(O)N(Ra)2, —OC(NRa)N(Ra)2, —[N(Ra)C(O)]nRa, —(C(Ra)2)n-ORa, —N(Ra)—S(O)2Ra, —C(O)—C1-6haloalkyl, —S(O)2C1-6haloalkyl, —OC(O)Ra, —O(C(Ra)2)m—ORa, —S(C(Ra)2)m—ORa, —N(Ra)C1-6haloalkyl, —P(O)(ORa)2, —N(Ra)—(C(Ra)2)m—ORa, —[N(Ra)C(O)]nORa, —[N(Ra)C(O)]nN(Ra)2, —[N(Ra)C(NRa)]nN(Ra)2 or —N(Ra)C(O)C1-6haloalkyl; or two Rd, taken together with the atom or atoms to which they are attached, combine to form a 3-10 membered partially or fully saturated mono or bicyclic ring, optionally containing one or more heteroatoms and optionally substituted with one or more Ra;
each Re is independently for each occurrence C1-6alkyl, C3-8scycloalkyl, C4-11 cycloalkylalkyl, C6-10aryl, C7-16arylalkyl, 2-6 membered heteroalkyl, 3-10 membered heteroalicyclyl, 4-11 membered heteroalicyclylalkyl, 5-15 membered heteroaryl or 6-16 membered heteroarylalkyl;
p is 0, 1, 2, 3 or 4;
each m is 1, 2 or 3;
each n is 0, 1, 2 or 3;
two R2 groups, taken together with the atom or atoms to which they are attached, combine to form a 4-10 membered partially or fully saturated mono or bicyclic ring, optionally containing one or more heteroatoms and optionally substituted with one or more Ra and/or Rb;
Z1 and Z2 are each independently CH, CR2 or N;
R3 is H, optionally substituted C1-6alkyl or R50;
R4 is H, optionally substituted C1-6alkyl or R50; and
R5 is halo, —CN, optionally substituted C1-6alkyl, alkynyl, hydroxy, optionally substituted C1-6alkoxy, nitro, —N(Ra)2, —C(O)N(Ra)2, —CO2Ra or —C(O)Ra.

US Pat. No. 10,556,881

NRF2 ACTIVATING COMPOUNDS AND USES THEREOF

Rigel Pharmaceuticals, In...

1. A compound of formula (I):wherein:X1 and X2 are each independently selected from N and CH, wherein at least one of X1 and X2 is N;
either Y1 is sulfonyl and Y2 is hydrogen, or Y2 is sulfonyl and Y1 is hydrogen; and
R1 is R15, wherein R15 comprises a linking group and a compound of formula (I);
or a salt or stereoisomer thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,556,875

BIS-DIAZENIUMDIOLATE COMPOUNDS AS ANTI-CANCER AGENTS

ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ...

1. A compound selected from formula I:
wherein:
X is CH or N; and
L is selected from C1-C10 alkyldiyl, C1-C10 alkyldiyl-(C3-C6 cycloalkyldiyl), and C1-C10 alkyldiyl-(C3-C6 cycloalkyldiyl)-C1-C10 alkyldiyl, where alkyldiyl and cycloalkyldiyl are independently and optionally substituted with one or more groups selected from halo, hydroxy, nitro, cyano, (C1-C6) alkoxy, and oxo (?O);
or a pharmaceutically-acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,556,873

BIMODAL LIGANDS WITH MACROCYCLIC AND ACYCLIC BINDING MOIETIES, COMPLEXES AND COMPOSITIONS THEREOF, AND METHODS OF USING

ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TEC...

1. A compound of formula (II):
wherein: R? independently is OH, NH2, or OR?, wherein R? independently is alkyl, tert-butyl, or benzyl; m is 0 or 1; and Y is a structure of formula (a-1) or (a-2):
where: p is 0 or 1; Z is hydrogen, one of a group of formula (a-5), (a-6), or (a-7), orW is NH2; and each of R1-18 independently is or includes hydrogen, carboxyalkyl, alkylamido, alkyl, allyl, benzyl, benzyloxyalkyl, cycloalkyl, alkoxy, hydroxyalkyl, aryl, aryloxy, hydroxyaryl, heteroaryl, phenyl, vinyl, alkynyl, alkenyl, furannylalkyl, alkylthioalkyl, arylhydroxyalkyl, indanyl, inolylalkyl, naphthylalkyl, imidazolylalkyl, pyridiylalkyl, benzothiophenylalkyl, thiophenylalkyl, thioalkyl, thioaryl, thiobenzyl, hydroxy, carboxyl, carboxyalkyloxy, amino, carboxylic acid, haloalkylamido, aldehyde, ester, amido, tosyl, phthalimidyl, trityl, tert-butyloxycarbonyl, carbobenzyloxy, o-nosyl, acetyl, fluoroacetyl, dimethoxybenzyl, p-methoxybenzyl, an amide containing group, a thioamide containing group, an amino acid-containing group, an ester containing group, a protecting group, or one of the group of formula (a-5), (a-6), or (a-7):where n is 1 to 10, and each of X1-5 is or includes hydrogen, halo, cyano, alkyl, hydroxy, nitro, amino, alkylamino, thiocyano, isothiocyano, alkoxy, aryloxy, carboxyl, carboxyalkyl, carboxyalkyloxy, ester, amido, aldehydo, alkylamido, haloalkylamido, an ester containing group, an carbonyl containing group, an amide containing group, a thioamide containing group, or an amino acid-containing group, wherein when Y is the structure of formula (a-1) at least one R? of formula (a-1) is NH2.

US Pat. No. 10,556,862

DIFLUOROLACTAM COMPOUNDS AS EP4 RECEPTOR-SELECTIVE AGONISTS FOR USE IN THE TREATMENT OF EP4-MEDIATED DISEASES AND CONDITIONS

CAYMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY, ...

1. A compound of formula (10)
or salts thereof wherein:
L1 is
a) C3-C7alkylene, C3-C7alkenylene, or C3-C7alkynylene; or
b) —(CH2)n1-G2-(CH2)p—, —(CH2)n2—C?C-G2-, or —(CH2)n2—C(R12)?C(R12)-G2-, wherein n1 is 2, 3, 4, or 5, n2 is 1, 2, or 3, p is 0, 1, 2, or 3, and n1+p=2, 3, 4, 5, or 6;
G2 is

R1 is a carboxylic acid or a protected carboxylic acid;
R12, at each occurrence, is independently H or C1-C4alkyl;
R4 and R5 are each independently H or C1-C4 alkyl; or R4 and R5 together with the carbon to which they are attached form a C3-C5 cycloalkyl;
R6 is aryl, heteroaryl, C3-C10alkyl, C3-C10alkenyl, C3-C10alkynyl, C3-C10haloalkyl, C3-C10haloalkenyl, C3-C10haloalkynyl, or L3-R7; wherein the aryl and heteroaryl are optionally substituted with 1, 2, 3, or 4 substituents selected from the group consisting of C1-C4alkyl, C1-C3haloalkyl, cyano, halogen, C1-C3alkoxy, C1-C3haloalkoxy; and —C1-C3alkylene-C1-C3alkoxy;
L3 is C1-C6alkylene, C2-C6alkenylene, C2-C6alkynylene; and
R7 is C3-C8cycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, or heterocyclyl; wherein R7 is optionally substituted with 1, 2, 3, or 4 substituents selected from the group consisting of C1-C4alkyl, C1-C3haloalkyl, cyano, halogen, C1-C3alkoxy, C1-C3haloalkoxy, and —C1-C3alkylene-C1-C3alkoxy.

US Pat. No. 10,556,858

ANTIOXIDANT INFLAMMATION MODULATORS: OLEANOLIC ACID DERIVATIVES WITH AMINO AND OTHER MODIFICATIONS AT C-17

REATA PHARMACEUTICALS, IN...

1. A method of making a first compound defined as:
wherein:
R12 is ORd, or NRdRe, wherein:
Rd is hydrogen; or
alkyl(C?8), alkenyl(C?8), aryl(C?8), heteroaryl(C?8), aralkyl(C?8), heteroaralkyl(C?8), or a substituted version of any of these groups;
Re is alkyl(C?8), alkenyl(C?8), aryl(C?8), heteroaryl(C?8), aralkyl(C?8), heteroaralkyl(C?8), or a substituted version of any of these groups; or
Rd and Re are taken together and are -alkanediyl(C?8)-, substituted -alkanediyl(C?8)-, -alkenediyl(C?8)-, substituted -alkenediyl(C?8)-, or —N?CHCH?CH—;
wherein the first step of the synthesis comprises modification of the C-17 isocyanate group of the following compound:

US Pat. No. 10,556,856

ANTIBACTERIAL AGENTS

Rutgers, The State Univer...

1. A compound of formula I:wherein:R1 is a polyether or a (C1-C6)alkyl that is optionally substituted with one or more NRaRb;
R2 is a polyether or a (C1-C6)alkyl that is optionally substituted with one or more NRaRb;
each X is independently (C1-C20)alkyl;
Ra and Rb are each independently H or (C1-C6)alkyl;
each Y is independently —NH2, —N+(Rc)3W?, —NH—C(?NH)—NH2 or —NH—BOC;
each Rc is independently (C1-C6)alkyl;
W is a counter ion; and
n is 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8;
or a salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,556,855

CATIONIC LIPIDS AND TRANSFECTION METHODS

Factor Bioscience Inc., ...

1. A compound of the formula:

US Pat. No. 10,556,853

ANTICONVULSANT COMPOUNDS

OWEN-BARRY PHARMACEUTICAL...

1. A method for reducing the severity of convulsant activity, comprising administering to a subject a therapeutically effective amount of a compound of formula (I):
wherein,
R1=R2=CH3 or R1=H and R2=H;
R3=H;
F;
C(O)R5, wherein R5=H, CH3, C2H5, CH(CH3)2, CHCH3CN, or aryl, wherein aryl is a compound selected from the group consisting of:
phenyl, unsubstituted or substituted with one or two compounds selected from the group consisting of CH3, OH, OCH3, SO2CH3, SO2Ph, F, Cl, CF3, CN;
1- or 2-naphthyl;
2-, 3-, or 4-pyridyl, unsubstituted or substituted with one or two compounds selected from the group consisting of CH3, OCH3, SO2CH3, SO2Ph, F, Cl, CF3, CN;
2- or 3-furyl, unsubstituted or substituted with one or two compounds selected from the group consisting of CH3, OCH3, SO2CH3, SO2Ph, F, Cl, CF3, CN; and
2-or 3-thienyl, unsubstituted or substituted with one or two compounds selected from the group consisting of CH3, OCH3, SO2CH3, SO2Ph, F, Cl, CF3, CN;
C(O)—O?, or C(O)—O—R6, wherein R6=H, straight or branched C1 to C6 alkyl, phenyl,
CH2C6H5, or CH(CH2)n, and wherein n=2-5;
C(O)NH2, C(O)NHR6 or C(O)NR7R8 wherein R7 and R8 independently =straight or branched C1 to C6 alkyl, CH2C6H5, aryl, or R7 and R8 together =(CH2)n, and wherein n=3-5;
OH, OCH3, O—C(O)CH3 or OCH2C6H5;
S—CH3, S—C6H5, S(O)CH3, S(O)C6H5, SO2CH3, or SO2C6H5;
NO2, NH2, NHR6, NR7R8;
C?C—C(O)CH3, C?C—C(O)CH(CH3)2, C?C—C(O)C2H5, C?C—C(O)C6H5, C?C—C(O)—OH, or C?C—C(O)—O?; or
CN; and
R4=one or two compounds selected from the group consisting of H, CH3, OH, OCH3, SO2CH3, SO2Ph, F, Cl, CF3, or CN,
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,
wherein when R1 and R2 are both H and R4 is OH, then R3 is not OH or OCH3.

US Pat. No. 10,556,849

METHOD FOR PRODUCING METHANOL AND APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING METHANOL

MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL C...

1. A method for producing methanol comprising:synthesis steps of synthesizing methanol from a synthesis gas comprising hydrogen, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide; and
separation steps of separating an unreacted gas from a reaction mixture obtained by passing through one of the synthesis steps,
the method comprising a synthesis loop having at least two of the synthesis steps and at least two of the separation steps,
wherein the synthesis loop comprises:
a first mixing step of obtaining a first mixed gas by mixing a residual gas, obtained by removing a purge gas from a final unreacted gas separated from a final reaction mixture in a final separation step subsequent to a final synthesis step, with 10 to 90 mol % of a make-up gas comprising hydrogen, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide;
a first synthesis step of synthesizing methanol from the first mixed gas;
a first separation step of separating a first unreacted gas from a first reaction mixture obtained in the first synthesis step;
a final mixing step of obtaining a final mixed gas by finally mixing the unreacted gas and at least a fraction of 10 to 90 mol % of the make-up gas;
the final synthesis step of synthesizing methanol from the final mixed gas; and
the final separation step of separating the final unreacted gas from the final reaction mixture obtained in the final synthesis step,
the synthesis loop also comprises:
a first preheating step of preheating the first mixed gas;
a final preheating step of preheating the final mixed gas; and
a pressure increase step of increasing the pressure of the final mixed gas having passed through the final preheating step before the final synthesis step by using a circulator, and
in the synthesis loop, a reaction temperature of a catalyst layer is controlled by indirect heat exchange with pressurized boiling water.

US Pat. No. 10,556,844

PYRAZOLE COMPOUNDS AS NITRIFICATION INHIBITORS

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen am...

27. A composition comprising:(i) a compound of Formula I, or a stereoisomer, a salt, a tautomer, or N-oxide thereof:

wherein:
R1 is propargyl, or
R1 is a terminal C3-C4-allenyl group;
R2, R3 and R4 are independently of each other selected from H, OH, C1-C2-alkyl, C1-C2-alkoxy, OC(?O)C1-C2-alkyl, C(?O)OOC1-C2-alkyl, and C(?O)OOH,
or R2 and R4, or R3 and R4 together form a bridge, which forms together with the atoms to which the substituents are bonded an annulated saturated, partly or fully unsaturated, or aromatic 5 to 10-membered monocyclic or bicyclic carbocyclic ring, wherein the carbocyclic ring optionally carries 1, 2, or 3 identical or different substituents selected from ?O, halogen, C1-C2-haloalkyl, C1-C2-alkyl and C1-C2-alkoxy; and
(ii) at least one carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,556,843

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING HYDRO-MULCH COMPOSITION FROM MUCK

1. A method of treating a muck containing straw and manure, comprising the steps of:first feeding said muck comprising a selected amount of used horse bedding comprising a straw, a horse manure, and a horse urine into a break-up mechanism;
next feeding said muck into a pneumatic conveyor and exposing said muck to hot air at a temperature of from 250 to 450° F. from a heater conveying and drying said muck;
pneumatically conveying said muck and hot air to a first cyclone having a blower and conveying said muck removing more moisture and from said muck;
said muck from said first cyclone is pneumatically conveyed through a first feed control box having a rotary air lock to control said muck feed rate;
feeding said muck to a dryer and further heating said muck with hot air having a temperature of up to 450° F. for a selected time interval heating said muck to at least 200° F. breaking down lignins and decontaminating said muck preventing germination of a seed and sterilizing said muck;
processing said muck in a hammer mill vertically fracturing and reducing the size of said muck to a selected size thereby producing a sterilized mulch and fertilizer composition having a moisture content of between 5 to 25 percent moisture.

US Pat. No. 10,556,842

DRY POWDER PROCESSING

YORK POTASH LTD, London ...

1. A fertiliser product in the form of pellets comprising: at least 80% by mass of an evaporite mineral powder having a mean grain size in the range from 50 to 400 ?m, the evaporite mineral being polyhalite; and a binder comprising starch.

US Pat. No. 10,556,841

METHOD OF FORMING AN ENCAPSULATED FERTILIZER

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen am...

1. A method of forming an encapsulated fertilizer, said method comprising the steps of:providing a core particle comprising a fertilizer and having an outer surface;
coating the outer surface with a dust suppressant forming an intermediate layer;
applying an isocyanate component having isocyanate functional groups directly to the intermediate layer; and
reacting the isocyanate component with ambient moisture including any ambient moisture that condenses into liquid form on the applied isocyanate component to form a layer disposed about the core particle to form the encapsulated fertilizer;
wherein the layer comprises polyurea linkages, and optionally, polyurethane linkages, and
the method is free of a step of purposefully applying an isocyanate-reactive component to the core particle, the isocyanate-reactive component being a polyol, polyamine, water, and/or combinations thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,556,840

EARTH APPLIANCE AERATED COMPOSTER UNIT

1. An apparatus for controlling the aeration and moisture content of compost comprising:a container for holding compost; and
at least one hollow gill; and
a conduit that extends from the inside of the at least one hollow gill to the outside of the container; and
a lid; and
the at least one hollow gill residing inside the container; and
the container having vertical walls, a bottom and an open top; and
the lid removably engaged with the open top of the container; and
the at least one hollow gill having a top and bottom, a front edge, a rear surface, a left surface and a right surface; and
the at least one hollow gill bottom residing proximal to the container bottom; and
the at least one hollow gill being larger at the bottom than at the top, tapering from bottom to top; and
the left surface and right surface of the at least one hollow gill being perforated; and
the interior of the at least one hollow gill being vented to the ambient environment outside of the container; wherein
ambient air from outside of the container may flow through the at least one gill and into the compost preventing the buildup of excessive moisture in the compost.

US Pat. No. 10,556,838

BIOCHARS AND BIOCHAR TREATMENT PROCESSES

Cool Planet Energy System...

1. A biochar comprising:porous carbonaceous material comprising a pore morphology defining a pore volume comprising a plurality of pores comprising pore surfaces, where the surface of pores have been treated by an infiltrate infused into the pores of the porous carbonaceous material by a forced, assisted or accelerated infusion treatment process, where the infusion treatment process uses a surfactant to assist the infiltrate into the pores of the porous carbonaceous material.

US Pat. No. 10,556,837

ORGANIC LIQUID FERTILIZER

John Martin, Overland Pa...

17. An aqueous liquid fertilizer comprising at least 4% dissolved ammoniacal nitrogen, the fertilizer being made by:(a) obtaining a plant or animal-sourced waste filtrate comprising ammoniacal nitrogen dissolved in water;
(b) adding an acid to the waste filtrate in a sufficient quantity so as to adjust the pH of the waste filtrate to between 3 to 7 and thereby form a pH-adjusted filtrate;
(c) removing water from the pH-adjusted filtrate to concentrate the dissolved ammoniacal nitrogen contained therein to at least 4%.

US Pat. No. 10,556,826

METHODS FOR REGENERATING LITHIUM-ENRICHED SALT BATHS

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A method for regenerating a salt bath comprising:contacting at least a portion of an ion-exchangeable substrate comprising lithium cations with a salt bath comprising at least one of KNO3 and NaNO3,
wherein upon contacting the at least a portion of the ion-exchangeable substrate with the salt bath, the ion-exchangeable substrate diffuses lithium cations from the ion-exchangeable substrate at a rate of greater than or equal to 1,000 ?m2/hr and less than or equal to 8,000 ?m2/hr; and
selectively precipitating, not during the contacting, dissolved lithium cations from the salt bath by adding greater than or equal to 2 wt % and less than or equal to 10.0 wt % of a phosphate salt,
wherein the concentration of lithium cations in the bath, after the adding, is greater than or equal to the concentration of phosphate salt in the salt bath, and
wherein the concentration of dissolved lithium cations in the salt bath, after the selectively precipitating, is greater than or equal to 0 wt % lithium cations and less than or equal to 2.0 wt % lithium cations.

US Pat. No. 10,556,825

STRENGTHENED GLASS WITH DEEP DEPTH OF COMPRESSION

Corning Incorporated, Co...

15. A glass article comprising a compressive region extending from a surface of the glass article to a depth of compression DOC, a maximum compressive stress CS2 at the surface, and a compressive stress profile, the compressive stress profile comprising:a. a first portion extending from at least a first depth D1 to the depth of compression DOC and having an average slope m1, where ?2.89 MPa/?m?m1??1.67 MPa/?m; and
b. a second portion extending from the surface to the first depth D1, the second portion being substantially linear and having an average slope m2 from the surface to a depth of about 5 ?m, wherein ?74.00 MPa/?m?m2??70.00 MPa/?m.

US Pat. No. 10,556,817

GAS-LIQUID PLASMA AND BIOREACTOR SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REMEDIATION OF LIQUIDS AND GASES

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY ...

1. A method for degrading organic compounds, comprising the steps of:injecting a mixture comprising liquid water, a gas and at least one organic compound to contact at least one electrically-conductive inlet electrode of a continuously-flowing non-thermal gas-liquid plasma discharge reactor to generate a flowing liquid film region on one or more internal walls of the continuously-flowing non-thermal plasma reactor with a gas stream flowing alongside the flowing liquid film region;
propagating a plasma discharge along the flowing liquid film region from the at least one electrically-conductive inlet electrode to at least one electrically-conductive outlet electrode at an opposing end of the continuously-flowing non-thermal gas-liquid plasma discharge reactor;
dissociating water and nitrogen-containing gas in the plasma discharge to form a plurality of dissociation products, and producing hydroxyl radicals, hydrogen peroxide and nitrogen oxides from the plurality of dissociation products;
transferring hydroxyl radicals, hydrogen peroxide and the nitrogen oxides into the flowing liquid film region and the flowing gas stream;
contacting the hydroxyl radicals with the organic compound present in the flowing liquid film region and in the flowing gas stream to produce organic compound dissociation products;
transferring at least some organic compound dissociation products and nitrogen oxides to a bioreactor;
detecting nitrogen oxide concentration entering the bioreactor;
determining the demand for nitrogen oxides in the bioreactor;
controlling by a feedback loop the production of nitrogen oxides in the plasma reactor based upon the sensed nitrogen oxide concentration and the determined demand for nitrogen oxides entering the bioreactor; and,
converting in the bioreactor at least some of the organic compound dissociation products into mineralized bioreactor products.

US Pat. No. 10,556,816

WASTEWATER TREATMENT APPARATUS

BKT CO., LTD., Daejeon (...

1. A waste-water processing apparatus comprising:a biological filtration tank configured to perform biological oxidation and matter filtration as a pretreatment process with regard to influent waste water and remove solids and organic matter;
a nitritation tank configured to perform a nitritation process with regard to waste water flowing from the biological filtration tank and supply an electron acceptor needed for removing the organic matter in the biological filtration tank, the nitritation tank being further operatively connected to return a portion of the waste water back to the biological filtration tank so as to supply the electron accepter via nitrated nitrogen generated in the nitration tank; and
an anammox tank configured to perform an anaerobic ammonium oxidizing process with regard to the waste water received from the biological filtration tank and the nitritation tank,
wherein the nitritation tank and the anammox tank each include filter medium formed therein to promote microorganism growth thereon, and
wherein a quantity of the waste water flowing from the biological filtration tank into the anammox tank is adjusted so that an amount of nitrite nitrogen is the same with an amount of ammoniac nitrogen in the anammox tank.

US Pat. No. 10,556,814

DENITRIFICATION BIOFILTER DEVICE AND METHOD FOR TREATING WASTEWATER

NANJING UNIVERSITY, Nanj...

1. A device, comprising:a) a regulating pool, the regulating pool comprising a first inlet and a first outlet;
b) a reactor body, the reactor body comprising a uniform water distributor, a filler layer, a buffer layer, a filter layer, a supporting layer, a filler supporting plate, a second outlet, a third outlet, and a second inlet;
c) a water tank;
d) a first doser, the first doser comprising a dosing tube;
e) a second doser;
f) a backwash pump;
g) a water inlet pump; and
h) a blower;whereinthe dosing tube is extended into the regulating pool;
the first outlet of the regulating pool is connected to the water inlet pump and a top of the reactor body via pipes;
the reactor body is in a cylinder structure;
the uniform water distributor, the filler layer, the filler supporting plate, the buffer layer, the filter layer, and the supporting layer are disposed inside the reactor body from top to bottom in that order;
the filler layer is disposed in an upper portion of the reactor body;
the buffer layer is disposed in a middle portion of the reactor body;
the filter layer is disposed in a lower portion of the reactor body;
the filler layer comprises nitrifying bacteria;
the filter layer comprises denitrifying bacteria;
the filler supporting plate is disposed between the filler layer and the buffer layer;
a plurality of curved holes is disposed at a periphery of the filler supporting plate;
the second outlet is disposed on a sidewall of the buffer layer;
the third outlet and the second inlet are disposed at a bottom of the reactor body and are connected to the water tank via pipes, respectively;
the backwash pump is disposed on a pipe between the second inlet and the water tank;
the second doser is connected to the sidewall of the buffer layer via a pipe;
the filler layer is filled with zeolites having a grain size of between 4 and 8 mm, a density of between 1.9 and 2.6 g/cm3, a porosity of more than or equal to 48%, and a specific surface area of between 570 and 670 m2/g; and
when in use,
wastewater comprising ammonium is introduced into the filler layer, and ammonium is converted to nitrate and nitrite by the nitrifying bacteria via a nitrification process;
the wastewater from the filler layer flows into the buffer layer and then to the filter layer; and
a source of carbon is added into the buffer layer via the second doser and is then consumed by the denitrifying bacteria in the filter layer,
and nitrate and nitrite are reduced into nitrogen by the denitrifying bacteria via a denitrification process.

US Pat. No. 10,556,811

FUEL FLOW SYSTEM

AIRBUS OPERATIONS LIMITED...

1. A fuel flow system, comprising:a fuel conduit having a fuel inflow and a fuel outflow along which a fuel/water mix is configured to substantially linearly flow from the fuel inflow to the fuel outflow, the fuel conduit being fluidly communicable with a fuel tank,
a peripheral conduit enclosing at least part of the fuel conduit forming a peripheral passage,
a barrier,
a water-permeable member, wherein the barrier is formed in part by the water-permeable member and in part by a water-impermeable member between the fuel conduit and the peripheral conduit,
wherein the water-permeable member extends lengthwise along the fuel conduit and enables water from the fuel/water mix to flow through the water-permeable member-from the fuel conduit into the peripheral conduit, wherein the peripheral conduit is configured to substantially linearly flow in the same direction as the fuel/water mix, but at least substantially prevents liquid fuel from the fuel/water mix from doing so.

US Pat. No. 10,556,810

SOLAR STERILIZATION APPARATUS FOR INCREMENTAL BOILING

1. A water sterilization system that boils water in increments, comprising:a) a water reservoir with an outlet connected to an inlet side of a first check valve,
i) the cracking pressure of said first check valve is selected such that the gravity-induced pressure of water from said reservoir allows water to flow past an outlet of said first check valve;
b) an outlet of said first check valve is connected to a first port of a boiling chamber, said chamber including means to absorb focused solar energy;
c) a second port of said boiling chamber is connected to the inlet side of a second check valve;
i) the cracking pressure of said second check valve is selected such that the gravity-induced pressure of water from said reservoir at the location of said second check valve does not allow water to flow past the outlet of said second check valve;
ii) the cracking pressure of said second check valve is further selected such that the pressure of steam created by water boiling in said boiling chamber allows said boiling water to flow past the outlet of said second check valve;
d) a means to collect and focus solar energy onto said boiling chamber,
whereby, water from said reservoir can be boiled and thus sterilized in increments as said check valves allow water to enter said boiling chamber, and then exit only when boiling.

US Pat. No. 10,556,808

PITCHERS, FILTRATION UNITS, AND FILTRATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

A. O. SMITH CORPORATION, ...

1. A filtration system comprising:a pitcher comprising:
a lid including a dispenser; and
a base configured to be coupled to the lid such that the base and the lid cooperate to define a container configured to hold fluid, where the base has a valve configured to be in:
an open configuration when the pitcher is coupled to a filtration unit; and.
a closed configuration when the pitcher is not coupled to a filtration unit; and
a filtration unit configured to be coupled to the pitcher, the filtration unit comprising:
a housing configured to cooperate with the pitcher to open the valve;
a filtration unit lid;
a filter; and
a pump configured to be in fluid communication with the filter, and to pump unfiltered fluid from the pitcher through the valve and the filter and into and through the filtration unit lid, into the lid of the pitcher, and through the dispenser.

US Pat. No. 10,556,803

AMMONIA SYNTHESIS USING A CATALYTIC NITROGEN-SELECTIVE MEMBRANE

Colorado School of Mines,...

1. A method of producing a nitrogen-hydrogen compound, comprising:providing a metallic membrane, wherein the metallic membrane is an alloy comprising a Group V element;
providing a nitrogen (N2) stream to a first side of the metallic membrane;
dissociating the N2 into atomic nitrogen (N) with the metallic membrane;
reacting the dissociated nitrogen with a hydrogen gas on a second side of the metallic membrane;
forming at least one nitrogen-hydrogen compound, wherein the nitrogen-hydrogen compound is selected from the group consisting of NH, NH2, NH3, and combinations thereof;
desorbing the nitrogen-hydrogen compound from the metallic membrane; and
reacting the nitrogen-hydrogen compound with hydrogen to form an ammonium cation at a temperature between about 200° C. and about 1000° C.

US Pat. No. 10,556,801

PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION OF A DEALUMINATED ZEOLITIC MATERIAL HAVING THE BEA FRAMEWORK STRUCTURE

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen am...

1. A method for the preparation of a treated zeolitic material having a BEA framework structure comprising the steps of:(i) using an organotemplate-free synthetic process to provide a zeolitic material having a BEA framework structure, wherein the BEA framework structure comprises YO2 and X2O3, wherein Y is a tetravalent element, and X is a trivalent element, wherein the zeolitic material provided in step (i) is non-calcined;
(ii) calcining the zeolitic material provided in step (i) at a temperature of 650° C. or more; and
(iii) treating the calcined zeolitic material obtained from step (ii) with an aqueous solution having a pH of 5 or less,
wherein step (iii) is performed at ambient temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,556,800

METHOD OF PREPARING METAL OXIDE-SILICA COMPOSITE AEROGEL AND METAL OXIDE-SILICA COMPOSITE AEROGEL PREPARED THEREBY

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

14. A metal oxide-silica composite aerogel prepared by the method of claim 1, wherein the metal oxide comprises calcium oxide (CaO) and magnesium oxide (MgO).

US Pat. No. 10,556,795

SINGLE CONTACT, SINGLE ABSORPTION SYSTEM FOR PRODUCING SULFURIC ACID WITH HIGH CONVERSION EFFICIENCY

CHEMETICS INC., Vancouve...

1. A method for improving conversion efficiency in the production of sulfuric acid by oxidizing sulfur dioxide in a single contact, single absorption system, the method comprising:providing the single contact, single absorption system, comprising:
an inlet for a gas supply comprising sulfur dioxide and oxygen;
a series of contact catalyst beds comprising one or more vanadium oxide catalyst beds fluidly connected in series to the gas supply inlet and one or more platinum catalyst beds fluidly connected in series to the last vanadium oxide catalyst bed in the series of vanadium oxide catalyst beds, wherein each of the contact catalyst beds comprises an inlet and outlet;
a platinum catalyst bed heat exchanger with one side connected between the outlet of the last vanadium oxide catalyst bed in the series and the inlet of the first platinum catalyst bed in the series;
an absorption tower with an inlet fluidly connected to the outlet of the last platinum catalyst bed in the series; and
a sulfur trioxide heat exchanger with one side connected between the outlet of the last platinum catalyst bed in the series and the absorption tower inlet;
directing a gas stream comprising sulfur dioxide and oxygen to the gas supply inlet at a vanadium oxide catalyst activation temperature;
passing the gas stream through the series of vanadium oxide catalyst beds thereby converting sulfur dioxide in the gas stream to sulfur trioxide;
cooling the gas stream from the outlet of the last vanadium oxide catalyst bed in the series of vanadium oxide catalyst beds in the platinum catalyst bed heat exchanger to a platinum catalyst activation temperature in the range from about 250 to 350° C.;
passing the gas stream through the series of platinum catalyst beds thereby converting sulfur dioxide in the gas stream to sulfur trioxide; and
absorbing the sulfur trioxide in the gas stream into water in the absorption tower, thereby producing sulfuric acid.

US Pat. No. 10,556,794

DESORBING PROCESS, HYDROGEN-SUPPLYING SOLUTION, AND DESORBING APPARATUS

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A desorbing process, comprising:bringing a solution containing a hydrogenated aromatic compound, at least one of [P((CH2)mCH3)3((CH2)nCH3) (5?m?24, 13?n?24)]+ and [N((CH2)mCH3)3((CH2)nCH3) (5?m?24, 13?n?24)]+, and an anion into contact with an anode; and
desorbing hydrogen from the hydrogenated aromatic compound.

US Pat. No. 10,556,780

AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE LIFT SYSTEM WITH VEHICLE POSITION DETECTION AND GUIDANCE

Hunter Engineering Compan...

1. An improved automotive service lift system having a structure supporting a pair of runways and an elevating mechanism for altering an elevation of said pair of runways, the improvement comprising:a LiDAR sensor secured in a fixed position relative to, and movable with, said pair of runways, said LiDAR sensor having a field of view encompassing at least a planar region above a portion of an upper surface of each of said runways in said pair, together with an intervening region between said runways; and
a processor configured with software instructions to receive spatial data from said LiDAR sensor, and to evaluate said received spatial data to identify, for a vehicle approaching, or disposed on, said runways, a position of two or more wheels of said vehicle relative to said pair of runways.

US Pat. No. 10,556,774

METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT FOR DETERMINING ELEVATOR DATA BASED ON THE POSITION OF AN ELEVATOR CAR

INVENTIO AG, Hergiswil (...

1. A method for determining elevator data based on a position of an elevator car of an elevator system, wherein the elevator car has a door zone sensor and is movably arranged in a hoistway, wherein the elevator car is moved by a drive with a traction sheave via a suspension means connected to the elevator car and can be stopped at a plurality of stopping positions of the hoistway, each stopping position having a door zone marker with a given height, and wherein movement of the elevator car is determined by a control unit connected to the drive and to an encoder at the traction sheave, comprising the steps of:when the elevator car is leaving one of the stopping positions, a travelled distance of the elevator car between the one stopping position and an edge of the door zone marker at the one stopping position is measured by the control unit using the door zone sensor and the encoder;
an actual position parameter based on the travelled distance and the given height of the door zone marker at the one stopping position is determined by the control unit; and
the control unit controls the movement of the elevator car in response to the actual position parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,556,772

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SPOOLING AND UNSPOOLING LINEAR MATERIAL

Great Stuff, Inc., Austi...

1. A reel apparatus with strain relief, the reel apparatus comprising:a rotatable spool member configured to unwind a linear material as the rotatable spool member rotates in an unspooling direction;
a motor configured to rotate the rotatable spool member in the unspooling direction; and
a controller configured to:
detect that an amount of the linear material unwound from the rotatable spool member satisfies a threshold; and
in response to detecting that the amount of the linear material unwound from the rotatable spool member satisfies the threshold, cause rotation of the rotatable spool member to stop so as to ensure that a proximal end portion of the linear material is wound around the rotatable spool member.

US Pat. No. 10,556,771

ONE-PIECE HOSE GUIDE FOR HOSE REEL DECK BOX

The Ames Companies, Inc.,...

1. A hose guide for a hose reel deck box, said hose reel deck box including a housing assembly and a basket assembly, said housing assembly including a unitary housing component with a unitary sidewall defining an enclosed space, said unitary sidewall having a plurality of substantially planar members and first and second travel bars, the second travel bar being formed along an edge upon a surface of the unitary sidewall, unitary with the unitary sidewall, and parallel with the unitary sidewall; two opposing of said planar members having a housing assembly central opening therein, said basket assembly including an elongated barrel, said barrel having an axis of rotation, said barrel rotatably disposed in said unitary sidewall enclosed space, said first and second travel bars extending generally parallel to the axis of rotation of said barrel, said hose guide comprising:a slidable coupling device including the first travel bar as an upper slidable coupling device first component, the second travel bar as a lower slidable coupling device first component, and upper and lower slidable coupling device second components, wherein:
a body defining a hose passage and said upper and lower slidable coupling device second components;
said upper and lower slidable coupling device second components structured to be slidably disposed to said first and second travel bars, respectively;
wherein said first and second travel bars are disposed in a spaced, generally parallel configuration, and wherein said first and second travel bars each include a race disposed within an engagement surface of each of the first and second travel bars, said races being disposed substantially within a plane of said hose guide body, and wherein:
said slidable coupling device includes a first projection and a second projection and wherein said body is structured to be compressed; and
said first and second projections structured to be slidably disposed in said races.

US Pat. No. 10,556,770

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ISOLATING A BROKEN ELASTIC STRAND

1. A method for isolating broken strands of elastic, the method comprising the steps of:advancing a plurality of elastic strands in a first direction to a drum and defining a first strand transport plane;
wrapping the plurality of elastic strands along an outer circumferential surface of the drum;
advancing the plurality of elastic strands from the outer circumferential surface of the drum in a second direction and defining a second strand transport plane;
positioning a snare member adjacent the drum, wherein the snare member has an outer circumferential surface and a defines a length defined between a first end portion and a second end portion, wherein the length of the snare member extends in a third direction across the plurality of elastic strands, and wherein the outer circumferential surface of the snare member is positioned between the plurality of elastic strands and the second strand transport plane;
separating an elastic strand in the second direction to create an upstream end portion and a downstream end portion;
retracting the upstream end portion toward the drum;
unwrapping the upstream end portion from the outer circumferential surface of the drum; and
wrapping the upstream end portion along the outer circumferential surface of the snare member.

US Pat. No. 10,556,769

STORAGE DEVICE FOR SPOOLED WIRE

LINCOLN GLOBAL, INC., Sa...

16. A spooled wire storage device, comprising:a cabinet body;
a door for providing access to an interior of the cabinet body;
a plurality of U-shaped spooled wire storage trays mounted within the cabinet body, wherein the U-shaped spooled wire storage trays each include a U-shaped bottom shelf, and a U-shaped sidewall extending upward from the U-shaped bottom shelf, wherein the U-shaped bottom shelf and the U-shaped sidewall form an open front portion of the storage tray extending between terminal ends of the U-shaped sidewall, and wherein the U-shaped bottom shelf declines from the open front portion rearward;
a spool of wire located in each of the plurality of U-shaped spooled wire storage trays; and
a base located beneath the cabinet body, wherein the base forms a first fork channel and a second fork channel configured to receive forklift forks.

US Pat. No. 10,556,768

POST-PROCESSING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A post-processing apparatus to be connected to an image forming apparatus, the post-processing apparatus comprising:a sheet conveying unit configured to convey a sheet received from the image forming apparatus;
a sheet detecting unit, which is arranged in a conveyance path of the sheet conveying unit, and is configured to detect the sheet; and
a post-processing unit configured to perform a post-processing on the sheet conveyed by the sheet conveying unit,
wherein the post-processing apparatus is configured to:
perform the post-processing on a sheet of a first type in a first post-processing mode; and
perform the post-processing on a sheet of a second type having a light transmittance higher than a light transmittance of the sheet of the first type in a second post-processing mode, which is different from the first post-processing mode in a conveyance control of the sheet conveying unit, and
wherein, in a case in which a job for performing the post-processing on a sheet of a third type different in type from the sheet of the first type and the sheet of the second type is executed, the post-processing apparatus is configured to:
determine whether the sheet of the third type is detectable by the sheet detecting unit;
operate in the first post-processing mode when it is determined that the sheet of the third type is detectable by the sheet detecting unit; and
operate in the second post-processing mode when it is determined that the sheet of the third type is undetectable by the sheet detecting unit.

US Pat. No. 10,556,767

WORKPIECE STORAGE METHOD

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

1. A workpiece storage method that conveys a workpiece, brings a leading end of the workpiece into contact with an anterior wall provided on a front side of a conveyance direction of the workpiece so as to block further conveyance of the workpiece, and stores the workpiece in a storage area formed of the anterior wall and a posterior wall provided on a rear side of the conveyance direction of the workpiece, the workpiece storage method comprising:a pressure control step of controlling a pressure of gas within the storage area in such a manner that a rear end side of the workpiece with respect to a center of the workpiece is moved downward so as to contact the posterior wall when the workpiece is conveyed to the storage area, the center of the workpiece being a center of gravity of the workpiece, wherein air is sprayed in a downward direction toward the workpiece from above the workpiece in the pressure control step; and
a conveyance step of conveying the workpiece to the storage area in a state where the workpiece is supported by a conveyance support member at a position spaced from the storage area in the conveyance direction of the workpiece and which is upstream in the conveyance direction of the workpiece from a portion of the workpiece where the air is sprayed in the downward direction toward the workpiece from above the workpiece in the pressure control step, so as to prevent a front end side of the workpiece with respect to the center of the workpiece from hanging down, even when the air is sprayed in the downward direction toward the front end side of the workpiece in the pressure control step, the conveyance support member supporting a bottom side of the workpiece while pressing an upper side of the workpiece, the conveyance support member pressing the upper side of the workpiece at a position upstream in the conveyance direction from a position at which the bottom side of the workpiece is supported.

US Pat. No. 10,556,763

SHEET FEEDING APPARATUS AND AN IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A sheet feeding apparatus, comprising:a tray unit configured to be capable of moving to a closed position at which the tray unit is closed with respect to an apparatus main body and to an opened position at which the tray unit is opened with respect to the apparatus main body, the tray unit including (1) a sheet stacking tray on which a sheet is stacked and (2) tray arms disposed on both sides, in a direction perpendicular to a sheet conveying direction, of the sheet stacking tray, the tray arms having holes which are engaged with a shaft fixed to the apparatus main body, wherein the tray unit is configured to swing around the shaft engaged with the holes;
a pickup roller configured to feed the sheet stacked on the sheet stacking tray;
a roller holder rotatably provided on the apparatus main body, the roller holder being configured to support the pickup roller such that the pickup roller is capable of moving to a feeding position for feeding the sheet stacked on the sheet stacking tray and to a storage position at which the pickup roller is separated from the sheet stacking tray by being rotated upward from the feeding position; and
a pressure spring configured to urge the pickup roller toward the feeding position,
wherein the roller holder includes an abutting portion, which is provided on at least one end portion of the roller holder, the abutting portion being configured not to abut any of the tray arms when the tray unit stays at the opened position and the pickup roller is positioned at the feeding position and to abut against at least one of the tray arms when the tray unit moves from the opened position to the closed position such that the pickup roller is moved to the storage position.

US Pat. No. 10,556,758

DENESTER AND METHOD OF DENESTING A STACK OF CONTAINERS

Maxco Supply, Inc., Parl...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a denester configured to separate a first stack of m containers into a plurality of second stacks of said containers, wherein each of the second stacks comprise an exact number of containers, the exact number being a positive integer less than m, and m is a positive integer of at least 2, and
a counting device configured to count the exact number of containers in the first stack, the counting device comprising a camera or a vision system configured to generate an image of the first stack.

US Pat. No. 10,556,756

DEVICE FOR CONVEYING AND RETAINING GLASS SHEETS, PARTICULARLY IN A WASHING FACILITY, AND ASSOCIATED METHOD

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A device for conveying and holding a sheet of glass comprises a conveyor and a holder configured to hold a sheet of glass in position, wherein the holder comprises:at least two spaced-apart and parallel lateral conveying systems and a multitude of spaced-apart wires extending transversely with respect to the lateral conveying systems and borne thereby, the sheet of glass being intended, via at least all or part of its lateral sides, to be pressed locally against the wires, and
a delivery system configured to deliver pressurized water and/or air jets, the pressurized jets being intended to be sprayed toward an upper face of the sheet of glass, which is the opposite face to the one supported by the wires, so as to keep said sheet of glass pressed firmly against the wires.

US Pat. No. 10,556,755

CONVEYOR TRANSFER GUARDS

Flexible Steel Lacing Com...

1. A transfer system for transferring objects across a gap intermediate conveyor surface portions, the transfer system comprising:an elongate mounting member;
a plurality of pairs of upstream and downstream transfer members that are configured to be mounted to the mounting member; and
each pair of upstream and downstream transfer members having a pair of upper transfer surfaces for transferring objects in a longitudinal, downstream direction between the conveyor surface portions.

US Pat. No. 10,556,754

INSTALLATION METHOD FOR SETTING UP CONVEYING DEVICES

1. A method for setting up a control unit in a conveying device, wherein a first control unit controls an upstream first conveyor segment and a second control unit controls a downstream second conveyor segment spatially adjacent the first conveyer segment in a conveying direction, said first conveyor segment comprising:a first conveyor drive for conveying an object through the first conveyor segment;
a first sensor unit for detecting an object at a position within the first conveyor segment;
wherein said second conveyor segment comprising:
a second conveyor drive for conveying an object through the second conveyor segment, wherein the second conveyor drive is downstream of the first conveyor drive;
a second sensor unit for detecting an object at a position within the second conveyor segment, wherein the second conveyor sensor is downstream of the first conveyor sensor; and
wherein the first conveyor drive and the first sensor unit are in signal communication with the first control unit in order to control the first conveyor drive and to receive a first sensor signal from the first sensor unit, and
the second conveyor drive and the second sensor unit are in signal communication with the second control unit in order to control the second conveyor drive and to receive a second sensor signal from the second sensor unit; and
wherein the first and the second control unit are in signal communication with each other via bus communication, said method comprising the following steps:
placing an object onto the first conveyor segment;
activating a learning mode in the first and second control unit;
activating the first and second conveyor drive by means of the respective first and second control unit;
automatically conveying the object in the direction of the second conveyor segment; and
storing an installation parameter in the second control unit depending on the triggering of the first sensor signal above or in combination with the second signal.

US Pat. No. 10,556,750

SENSING AN ARTICLE IN A CONVEYOR

HP Indigo B.V., Amstelve...

1. A conveyor comprising:a belt for moving an article along a conveying direction, the belt having a first pair of rows of holes extending along the conveying direction; and
a sensor associated with each row of the first pair of rows,
wherein the sensors and the first pair of rows of holes are arranged such that the article is detectable when both the sensors sense a material simultaneously, and
wherein the sensors and the first pair of rows of holes are arranged such that for substantially any position of the belt in the conveying direction at least one of the sensors is aligned with one of the holes of the first pair of rows.

US Pat. No. 10,556,748

ROUND BOTTOM DRAG CONVEYOR PADDLE ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME

1. A forged link and round bottom drag conveyor paddle assembly comprising a forged link having a male end and a female end, each of which cooperates with an opposite end of an adjacent link to form a link and paddle assembly, each end having a throughbore therein which cooperates with a throughbore in the opposite end of an adjacent link to form a bore for receiving a connector therein for creating a round bottom drag conveyor paddle assembly wherein the links pivot relative to each other, the connector being configured in the form of a hollow sleeve extending through substantially an entire length of the bore, a separate round bottom drag conveyor paddle which is tightenable against each lateral side of the female end of a link with a nut and elongate bolt, the elongate bolt extending through a bore in each round bottom drag conveyor and the hollow sleeve which joins the links together.

US Pat. No. 10,556,744

CONVEYING VEHICLE AS WELL AS BASE FRAME AND MODULAR SYSTEM FOR CONVEYING VEHICLE

1. A base frame universally usable for different modular conveying vehicles, wherein each of the conveying vehicles is configured to travel horizontally along a travelling direction within a storage and order-picking system, wherein the base frame comprises:a supporting frame;
a mounting structure connected to the supporting frame; and
at least one component-specific seating formed integrally and unitary with the mounting structure,
wherein the at least one component-specific seating includes a plurality of independent nose projections extending outwardly from a surface of the mounting structure, and
wherein each of the plurality of nose projections is resiliently movable independently of the other nose projections, such that the plurality of independent nose projections are configured to cooperate with each other to form a resilient clamp for positively holding a functional component of the conveying vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,556,743

STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL SYSTEM

SYMBOTIC, LLC, Wilmingto...

1. A storage and retrieval system comprising:a vertical array of storage levels, each storage level having storage locations arranged in substantially parallel rows separated by picking aisles having transport guide ways and an autonomous transport travel loop distinct from each of the picking aisles, the autonomous transport travel loop having a longitudinal axis arranged substantially transverse to the picking aisles;
an inbound/outbound conveyor system configured to transport uncontained case units to and from the vertical array of storage levels, each storage level having infeed and outfeed stations being configured to respectively receive and deliver uncontained case units to and from corresponding inbound and outbound conveyors of the inbound/outbound conveyor system;
at least one autonomous transport confined to each storage level, the at least one autonomous transport being configured to transport the uncontained case units between respective storage locations and the inbound/outbound conveyor system, the autonomous transport travel loop being configured to provide the at least one autonomous transport access to each of the picking aisles for travel along the transport guide ways; and
a controller configured to effect operation of the infeed and outfeed stations with the corresponding inbound/outbound conveyor system and the at least one autonomous transport for assembling orders of uncontained case units of different types without moving bundles of the same uncontained case unit type throughout the storage and retrieval system.

US Pat. No. 10,556,739

RIGID PACK FOR TOBACCO ARTICLES WITH LID AND PROVIDED, AT THE BOTTOM, WITH A PULL-OUT CONTAINER

1. A rigid pack (1) for tobacco articles comprising:a group of tobacco articles;
a container (2), which houses the group of tobacco articles and comprises: a top opening, a front wall (6), a rear wall (8) opposite the front wall (6), and two side walls (7) opposite one another;
a lid (8), which comprises: a top wall (10), a front wall (11), a rear wall (12) opposite the front wall (11) and connected to the rear wall (6) of the container (2) and two side walls (13) opposite one another;
a drawer (23) which is mounted in a sliding manner in the container (2) between a closed position, in which the drawer (23) is completely arranged inside the container (2), and an open position in which the drawer (23) is partially pulled out of the container (2), projects outwards from the container (2) and is accessible from the outside;
a limit stop device (29), which fulfils the function of stopping the outward movement of the drawer (23) from the container (2), namely of preventing the drawer (23) from being completely pulled out of the container (2), thus establishing a maximum limit for the outward movement of the drawer (23) from the container (2); and
a dividing wall (19), which is parallel to the top wall (10) of the lid (8) and divides the inner volume of the container (2) into a top chamber (17), which houses the group of tobacco articles, and a bottom chamber (18), which houses the drawer (23);
wherein the drawer (23) comprises: a bottom wall (25), a front wall (26), a rear wall (27) opposite the front wall (26) and two side walls (28) opposite one another;
the rigid pack (1) for tobacco articles is characterized in that:
the container (2) has a pull-out opening (24), which is opposite the top opening and through which the drawer (23) moves; and
the drawer (23) moves longitudinally, namely with a moving direction that is perpendicular to the top wall (10) of the lid (8) and parallel to the side walls (7) of the container (2) and to the side walls (13) of the lid (8).

US Pat. No. 10,556,738

TWO AEROSOL CAN INJECTION SYSTEM

Pro Form Products Ltd., ...

1. A two aerosol can injection system, comprising:a first aerosol can containing product and propellant;
a second aerosol can containing activator or hardener; and
a connector connected at a first end to said first aerosol can and at a second end to said second aerosol can; wherein said connector comprises a first internal thread valve connected to said first aerosol can, and
a second internal thread valve connected to said second aerosol can further comprising a locking mechanism attached to said first aerosol can, said locking mechanism comprising ribs.

US Pat. No. 10,556,737

TWIST ACTION PORTION CONTROL SAUCE DISPENSER

1. A dispensing device comprising:a. an elongated dispenser body wherein the dispenser body
i. is elliptical in cross-section through its midsection,
ii. has an open top end which is circular in cross-section, and
iii. has a dispensing bottom end opposite the top end;
b. a cylindrical ratchet support member which is removably disposed within the open top end of the dispenser body, wherein the ratchet support member comprises a through hole one and or more ribs disposed on the inside of its circumferential sidewall;
c. a wheel-shaped ratchet which is removably disposed within the ratchet support member, wherein
i. the ratchet has radially extending teeth which are configured to engage with the ratchet support member ribs,
ii. the ratchet configuration allows rotary motion in a first direction over the ribs,
iii. the ratchet configuration prevents rotary motion in a second, opposite direction past a point defined by the ribs,
iv. the ratchet comprises ribs disposed on the top surface of the ratchet wheel;
d. a dial which is removably disposed on top of the ratchet, wherein the dial comprises one or more notches which are disposed over the ratchet top ribs and one or more pawls which are adjacent the notches and configured to engage with the ratchet top ribs, and wherein
i. the pawl and rib configuration allows rotary motion in a direction which is opposite the first ratchet direction, over the ratchet top ribs, and
ii. the pawls cannot move over the ratchet top ribs in the first ratchet direction;
e. a plurality of telescoping members of varying diameters, wherein
i. a telescoping member with a smaller diameter may be nested within the interior of an adjacent telescoping member with a larger diameter,
ii. one of the telescoping members is affixed to the ratchet, and
iii. one or more of the telescoping members may be extended a distance through rotation of the ratchet; and
f. an elliptical plunger affixed to the end of the telescoping member opposite the telescoping member which is affixed to the ratchet, wherein the plunger is sized substantially similarly to an interior surface of the dispenser body midsection and it disposed within the dispenser body midsection.