US Pat. No. 10,114,432

THERMAL CONTROL SYSTEM AND THERMAL CONTROL METHOD FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICE

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A thermal control system for an electronic device, comprising:an integrated circuit;
a determining unit, for determining at least a first target thermal parameter for the integrated circuit;
a first adding unit, coupled to the integrated circuit and the determining unit, for receiving the first target thermal parameter and at least a first actual thermal parameter of the integrated circuit to generate at least a first error thermal parameter accordingly;
a first proportional-integral-derivative (PID) controlling unit, coupled to the first adding unit, for generating at least a second target thermal parameter according to the first error thermal parameter;
a second adding unit, coupled to the integrated circuit and the first PID controlling unit, for receiving the second target thermal parameter and at least a second actual thermal parameter of the integrated circuit to generate at least a second error thermal parameter accordingly; and
a second PID controlling unit, coupled to the second adding unit and the integrated circuit, for generating at least a performance level for the integrated circuit according to the second error thermal parameter;
wherein the electronic device comprises a central processing unit (CPU), a graphics processing unit (GPU), a battery, or an electronic device case, and the first target thermal parameter is a target temperature of the battery or a target temperature of the electronic device case, and the second target thermal parameter is a target temperature of the CPU or a target temperature of the GPU.

US Pat. No. 10,114,424

MULTI-PIVOT HINGE

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A computing device, comprising:a first portion and a second portion; and,
a sequential multi-pivot hinge assembly rotatably securing the first portion and the second portion, the sequential multi-pivot hinge assembly controlling sequential rotation around individual axes such that the sequential rotation starts at a first individual axis that is closer to the first portion than the second portion when rotating the first and second portions toward one another and starts at a second individual axis that is closer to the second portion than the first portion when moving the first and second portions apart.

US Pat. No. 10,114,405

SAFETY CONTROL LOCKOUT KNOB

Electrolux Home Products,...

1. A control knob for controlling the operation of a component of a household appliance, said control knob comprising:a body configured to be attached to a rotatable rod extending from said appliance to rotate about a longitudinal axis, and
a locking element for reversibly securing said body in at least one rotational position, said locking element movable between a first position and a second position, said locking element comprising a pin portion moveable in a longitudinal direction, a base attached to a first end of said pin portion and a leg extending from said base configured to be grasped by a user when actuating said locking element,
a second end of the pin portion engageable with a notch in said appliance to rotatably secure said body in said at least one rotational position when said locking element is in said first position, and said second end of said pin portion being disengageable from said notch to permit said body to be rotated when said locking element is in said second position, said locking element being biased into said first position, wherein rotation of said body from said at least one rotational position requires simultaneous application of a first force to said locking element to disengage said locking element from said notch and a second force to rotate said body,
said pin portion being slideable within said body and said leg being slideable adjacent an outer surface of said body, and
wherein a portion of said body is disposed between said pin portion and said leg.

US Pat. No. 10,114,390

FAN CONTROL SYSTEM, COMPUTER SYSTEM, AND FAN CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF

WISTRON CORPORATION, New...

1. A fan controlling method, which is applied to a computer system with a heat generating electronic component to control a fan device, wherein the heat generating electronic component is a central processing unit, the method comprising:obtaining a temperature value of the computer system;
determining whether the temperature value of the computer system is larger than or equal to a predetermined temperature value;
if the temperature value of the computer system is larger than or equal to the predetermined temperature value, controlling a rotation speed of the fan device according to the temperature value and increasing the rotation speed of the fan device according to an increase of the temperature value;
if the temperature value of the computer system is smaller than the predetermined temperature value, further obtaining a current value of the central processing unit of the computer system to determine whether the current value of the computer system is larger than or equal to a predetermined current value, comprising:
by using a sensing resistor electrically connected to a power input end, receiving a power signal from the power input end;
by using a voltage regulator module electrically connected to the sensing resistor and the central processing unit, providing a required power signal to the central processing unit by the power signal and having a voltage difference signal according to a required current value of the central processing unit;
by using an amplifier electrically connected to the sensing resistor, amplifying the voltage difference signal;
by using a voltage follower electrically connected to the amplifier, receiving the voltage difference signal and separating an interference signal;
by using a digital to analog converter electrically connected to the voltage follower, converting the voltage difference signal to a digital voltage difference signal so as to know the current value;
and by using a management module electrically connected to a temperature sensing module, a current detecting module, and the fan device, if the temperature value of the computer system is smaller than the predetermined temperature value and the current value of the computer system is larger than or equal to the predetermined current value, increasing a rotation speed of the fan device according to an increase of the current value.

US Pat. No. 10,114,389

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING A FLOW RATIO CONTROLLER USING FEEDBACK

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:determining a plurality of flow setpoint commands, each of the plurality of flow setpoint commands corresponding to one of a plurality of valves, wherein an array of mass flow controller (MFC) devices comprises the plurality of valves;
sending each of the plurality of flow setpoint commands to a corresponding one of the plurality of valves, wherein each of the plurality of flow setpoint commands causes a transient output flow of the corresponding one of the plurality of valves to reach a setpoint ratio;
determining a target setpoint, for each of the plurality of valves, that minimizes a pressure drop in the respective valve during the transient output flow;
receiving feedback from each of the plurality of valves;
determining that the target setpoints are not achieved based on the feedback;
determining a total error for the plurality of valves in the array of MFC devices, the total error being a sum of individual errors of respective values in the plurality of valves;
determining a desired total output flow of the plurality of valves in the array of MFC devices based on a current total output flow of the plurality of valves and the total error for the plurality of valves; and
changing the current total output flow to meet the desired total output flow by distributing, according to the setpoint ratio, the current total output flow symmetrically across the plurality of valves to provide symmetric transient output flows and to minimize the pressure drop in the respective valve of the plurality of valves during the symmetric transient output flows.

US Pat. No. 10,114,386

ELECTRO-HYDRAULIC SERVO VALVE CONTROL SYSTEM

GOODRICH CORPORATION, Ch...

1. A control system comprising:an electro-hydraulic servo valve configured to move about a plurality of positions in response to receiving an analog bi-polar current signal;
an electronic field programmable gate array (FPGA) that generates first and second digital pulse width modulation (PWM) signals according to an adjustable duty cycle;
an electronic bridge circuit in electrical communication with the FPGA to convert the first and second digital PWM signals into the bi-polar current signal, the electronic bridge circuit is configured to drive a plurality of switching devices that output the bi-polar current signal in response to the first and second PWM signals, the duty cycle of the PWM signals controlling the average current level of the bi-polar current signal, the plurality of switching devices are configured as an H-bridge circuit, a first section of the plurality of switching devices generating the bi-polar current signal having a first polarity to move the electro-hydraulic servo valve in a first direction and a second section of the plurality of switching devices generating the bi-polar current signal having a second polarity opposite the first direction to move the electro-hydraulic servo valve in a second direction opposite the first direction; and
an electronic current sensing circuit in electrical communication with the bridge circuit, the current sensing circuit configured to generate a digital feedback signal indicating an average current level of the bi-polar signal; and
an electronic filter unit interposed between the H-bridge circuit and the electro-hydraulic servo valve,
wherein the FPGA controls the duty cycle based on at least the average current level indicated by the digital feedback signal, and
wherein the electronic current sensing circuit measures a voltage differential corresponding to the bi-polar current signal and generates an offset analog average current level signal indicating the average current level of the bi-polar current signal based on the voltage differential.

US Pat. No. 10,114,380

SYSTEM, ESPECIALLY AN INSTALLATION, HAVING A VEHICLE WHICH IS MANEUVERABLE ON A FLOOR

1. A system, comprising:a vehicle which is maneuverable on a floor, the vehicle including an RFID reading device, which is connected to an antenna SL, the antenna SL adapted to enter a coupling region of a floor-installed antenna, which is connected to a stationary RFID transponder, and data stored in the transponder being readable by the reading device;
wherein the data stored in the transponder includes information transmitted from at least one of the vehicle and another vehicle,
wherein at least one permanent magnet is situated on the floor or fixedly joined in the floor,
wherein the vehicle includes a sensor for detecting a direction of a magnetic field of the at least one permanent magnet.

US Pat. No. 10,114,375

MOTION-CHARACTERISTIC BASED OBJECT CLASSIFICATION FOR AUTOMATED VEHICLE

Delphi Technologies, Inc....

1. An object-classification system for an automated vehicle, said system comprising:an object-detector that detects an object proximate to a host-vehicle; and
a controller in communication with the object-detector, said controller configured to characterize a density of the object based on a motion-characteristic of the object caused by air-movement proximate to the object, and operate the host-vehicle to avoid striking the object with the host-vehicle when the density of the object is classified as dense.

US Pat. No. 10,114,366

NUMERICAL CONTROLLER FOR MANAGING MACHINING DATA AND MACHINING RESULT

FANUC Corporation, Minam...

1. A numerical controller configured to control a machine based on input data including a machining program and a machining condition, the numerical controller comprising:an operation execution unit configured to perform operation control of the machine based on the machining program and the machining condition and generate output data indicative of a result of the operation control;
a data storage unit configured to store project data comprising the input data and the output data associated with each other and version information including a difference between versions of the project data;
a data management unit configured to perform version management of the project data; and
a display device configured to display the project data,
wherein the data management unit is configured
to generate, when an operator selects a version of the project data, input data and output data corresponding to the version of project data selected by the operator, based on the project data and the version information of the project data stored in the data storage unit, and
to store, when the operator modifies the input data and performs operation control based on the modified input data, (i) a difference between the input data and the modified input data and (ii) a difference between the output data and output data indicative of a result of the operation control based on the modified input data, as new version information of the project data in the data storage unit,
the display device is configured to display, with respect to a plurality of versions of the project data selected by the operator, relationship data between the plurality of versions of the project data, the relationship data including one or more of (i) an indication of a change in the machining program between the versions of the project data, (ii) an indication of a change in the machining condition between the versions of the project data, and (iii) an indication of a change in a processing time of a block of the machining program between the versions of the project data, and
the machining condition is (i) a parameter associated with performing operation control of the machine based on the machining program or (ii) a coordinate value of an axis of the machine.

US Pat. No. 10,114,364

NUMERICAL-CONTROL-PROGRAM EDITING APPARATUS, NUMERICAL-CONTROL-PROGRAM EDITING METHOD, AND PROGRAM

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A numerical-control-program editing apparatus comprising:a machining-shape generating unit that generates, for each unit of machining, a three-dimensional machining shape including position information in a three-dimensional virtual space based on attribute information, which is dimension information or position information described for each unit of machining configuring a numerical control (NC) program;
an attribute processing unit that extracts the attribute information from the NC program and associates three-dimensional position information corresponding to a machining shape corresponding to the extracted attribute information with the extracted attribute information; and
a display-screen control unit that displays the NC program on a program display screen and displays, on a shape display screen, a projection drawing in which the machining shape arranged in the virtual space is obliquely projected according to the position information contained in the machining shape, and when receiving an input for editing the NC program via the program display screen, reflects content of the input on the NC program, wherein
the display-screen control unit displays the extracted attribute information in a position indicated by position information associated with the attribute information on the shape display screen, the position being on the projection drawing and adjacent to a portion of the machining shape corresponding to the extracted attribute information,
when plural kinds of attribute information are displayed in a manner overlapped with one another on the shape display screen, the display-screen control unit displays only one of the plural kinds of attribute information displayed in the manner overlapped with one another,
the unit of machining configuring the NC program includes a plurality of items in which the attribute information is described,
priority degrees are set in advance for each of the items, and
the display-screen control unit displays attribute information related to an item for which a highest priority degree is set among the plural kinds of attribute information displayed in the manner overlapped with one another.

US Pat. No. 10,114,360

NUMERICAL CONTROLLER

FANUC Corporation, Minam...

1. A numerical controller for controlling a machine tool based on a processing program, the numerical controller comprising:a detecting unit configured to detect one or more factors of a plurality of factors that cause a malfunction of the numerical controller that controls the machine tool, wherein causes of the malfunction of the numerical controller detected by the detecting unit include noises, an occurrence of impact, and an amount of times one or more factors of the plurality of factors is detected;
a storing unit configured to store, when the detecting unit detects the one or more factors of the plurality of factors, (i) information of a block of the processing program which is being executed when each detected factor occurred, (ii) each detected factor that caused the malfunction of the numerical controller, and (iii) information about each detected factor in association with each other; and
a display unit configured to display marking information about the one or more detected factors based on each stored detected factor that caused the malfunction of the numerical controller and the stored information about each detected factor, the marking information displayed at a location corresponding to the block of the processing program when each detected factor occurred based on the stored information of the block of the processing program, wherein the displayed marking information is at least one graphical icon, the at least one graphical icon based on the one or more factors of the plurality of factors, thereby providing an improved determination of the cause of malfunction of the numerical controller.

US Pat. No. 10,114,352

VARIABLE HEIGHT PLATFORM DEVICE

FELLOWES, INC., Itasca, ...

1. A variable height desktop workstation system comprising:a base;
a variable height platform;
a lift mechanism configured to move the variable height platform within a range of motion between a fully lowered position and a raised position, the lift mechanism comprising a plurality of articulated members and having a lower raising force leverage in a lower part of the range of motion and a higher raising force leverage in an upper part of the range of motion,
wherein the lift mechanism is configured to lift the variable height platform from the fully lowered position to the raised position by a lifting force in an upward direction; and
a secondary force assist device configured to provide an additional force to the lift mechanism directed to the variable height platform in the upward direction from the fully lowered position towards the raised position only in the lower part of the range of motion so as to compensate for the lower raising force leverage of the lift mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,114,350

DATA ACQUISITION AND POWER CONTROL PROGRAMMABLE CUSTOMIZABLE COMBINATORIAL TESTING POWER SENSING AND DISPLAY INSTRUMENTATION

The United States of Amer...

1. A controlled power supply system, comprising:a power supply component comprising a low drop out regulator and configured to provide a selectable, variable power output to an experiment, wherein the experiment comprises two or more sensors selected from the group consisting of temperature, heat flow, impedance spectroscopy, optical, microphone, magnetic, altimeter, gas, dust, humidity, and flow sensors;
a sensor interface unit comprising jumper selectable sensor interface circuitry configured to read a plurality of sensor inputs from the one or more sensors of the experiment; and
a microcontroller module configured to provide instructions to the power supply component, and further configured to receive the plurality of sensor inputs from the sensor interface unit and convert the sensor inputs into readable data, wherein the microcontroller module is implemented in a computer system that comprises instructions stored in a machine-readable medium and a processor that executes the instructions,
wherein the power supply, sensor interface unit, and microcontroller are integrated together as a single unit;
wherein the microcontroller is configured to condition the plurality of sensor inputs by receiving and interpreting resistive inputs and scaling voltage inputs; and
wherein the power supply component is configured to be controlled by a user in real-time such that the selectable, variable power output is controllable to provide any one of a constant or programmed voltage, a constant or programmed current, or a constant or programmed power.

US Pat. No. 10,114,349

MULTIPLE APPLICATIONS UTILIZED IN AN INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION SYSTEM DISPLAYED AS A SINGLE APPLICATION

Rockwell Automation Techn...

1. A system, comprising:a memory that stores computer executable instructions; and
a processor that executes or facilitates execution of the computer executable instructions to at least:
display a manager application comprising a first display of a first application utilized in configuration of an industrial automation system at a first organizational location within the manager application and a second display of a second application utilized in the configuration of the industrial automation system at a second organizational location within the manager application; and
provide a common menu for use with the first application and the second application via the manager application,
wherein the manager application facilitates navigation between the first application and the second application,
wherein the manager application facilitates performance of an action by the first application and the second application in response to an input received by the manager application,
wherein the common menu comprises a common save command for the first application and the second application, the input is a selection of the common save command, and the action performed is concurrently saving a first application instance of the first application and a second application instance of the second application in response to the selection of the common save command,
wherein at least the first display of the first application is reduced in size in at least the first organizational location within the manager application in response to elimination of at least one menu of the first application based on the providing of the common menu,
wherein the first application instance of the first application comprises a visualization design of a visualization portion associated with a component of the industrial automation system, and the second application instance of the second application comprises a control design of a control portion of the component of the industrial automation system, wherein the visualization portion associated with the component corresponds to the control portion of the component, and
wherein visualization data, associated with the first application, a first file format, and a first type of hierarchy that is associated with the industrial automation system, is mapped to control data, associated with the second application, a second file format, and a second type of hierarchy that is associated with the industrial automation system, wherein the visualization data is associated with the visualization portion of the component and the control data is associated with the control portion of the component, and wherein the visualization data is a subset of data that is different from, and is not based on, the control data, and wherein the control data is not based on the visualization data.

US Pat. No. 10,114,342

WEARABLE DEVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A wearable device comprising:a main device including:
an analog watch that includes a time indicator that indicates time;
a driver that drives the time indicator according to a first control signal;
a first processor electrically connected to the driver to transmit the first control signal to the driver; and
a first connector; and
a mounting device including:
a touch screen that at least partially covers the time indicator and senses an input for adjusting the driver according to a second control signal;
a second processor electrically connected to the touch screen to receive the input from the touch screen; and
a second connector,
wherein the first control signal is based on the input, and
wherein the main device and the mounting device are configured to be separably coupled, such that:
when the mounting device is separated from the main device, there is no electrical connection between the mounting device and the main device, and the mounting device is configured to be coupled to the main device, and
when the mounting device is coupled to the main device, there is electrical connection to each other through the first connector connected to the second connector, and the mounting device is configured to be separated from the main device.

US Pat. No. 10,114,339

ANTI-SHOCK SYSTEM WITH ANGULAR LOCKING

1. A shock absorber device for an arbor of a timepiece element comprising:a support including a base cup surmounted by a peripheral rim delimited, opposite said cup, by an upper surface and including an outer wall, said cup and the rim defining together a housing;
at least one pivot module extending along an axis, said at least one pivot module being arranged inside said housing and able to cooperate with said arbor;
fastening means including a peripheral shoulder extending from the rim towards the axial center of the cup; and
elastic means being arranged between the pivot module and the shoulder to exert a stress on the pivot module,
wherein the elastic means include a spring ring provided with at least one radial extension extending towards the center of said ring and with at least two catches extending in an opposite direction, said shoulder including at least one notch to allow a mounting of said spring ring based on a bayonet system, and
wherein the shoulder includes, on either side of said at least one notch, a beak oriented towards the base cup allowing said elastic means to be locked in rotation.

US Pat. No. 10,114,325

SHEET MATERIAL FEEDING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

KONICA MINOLTA, INC., Ch...

1. A sheet material feeding apparatus comprising:a cassette configured to internally contain a sheet material;
a push-up plate that is mounted on an inner bottom surface of the cassette and that is a plate on top surface of which the sheet material is mounted;
a push-up plate displacement mechanism that is provided on the cassette and configured to include a plurality of push-up plate biasing members and to change a posture of the push-up plate using a biasing force of at least one of the push-up plate biasing members;
a width regulating member provided inside the cassette and configured to be displaced in a width direction intersecting with a feeding direction of the sheet material and to regulate a position of the sheet material in the width direction; and
a biasing member selecting mechanism that is provided on the cassette and includes a switching unit configured to switch application and release-application of the biasing force of at least one of the push-up plate biasing members to a posture change of the push-up plate, in interlocking with displacement of the width regulating member;
wherein the push-up plate displacement mechanism includes:
a rotation shaft that is arranged below the push-up plate and extends in the width direction of the sheet material;
a plurality of pivot levers to which an end of at least one of the push-up plate biasing members is separately connected and capable of rotating around an axial line of the rotation shaft, together with the rotation shaft; and
a push-up lever arranged below the push-up plate and configured to be attached on the rotation shaft and to change a posture of the push-up plate in accordance with rotation of the rotation shaft, and
the biasing member selecting mechanism is configured such that the switching unit includes a coupling member capable of performing engagement and disengagement of the pivot lever to which at least one of the push-up plate biasing members are connected, with the rotation shaft, and
the biasing member selecting mechanism includes:
an engagement biasing member configured to bias, on the switching unit, the pivot lever to which at least one of the push-up plate biasing members is connected, in a direction to engage with the rotation shaft; and
a disengagement lever configured to come in contact with the width regulating member, and configured to displace, on the switching unit, the pivot lever to which at least one of the push-up plate biasing members is connected, in a direction to disengage from the rotation shaft, by being displaced in interlocking with displacement of the width regulating member.

US Pat. No. 10,114,314

POWDER COLLECTING DEVICE AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS INCORPORATING SAME

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...

1. A powder collecting device comprising:an inlet through which powder flows in the powder collecting device;
a conveying screw to rotate about a rotational axis to convey the powder inside the powder collecting device, the conveying screw including:
a shaft; and
a screw portion spirally winding around the shaft; and
a flexible sheet including a plurality of strip portions divided by a plurality of slits spaced apart in an axial direction of the conveying screw, each of the strip portions including a contact portion to contact the shaft of the conveying screw, the contact portion shifted from an end of the flexible sheet and disposed below the rotational axis of the shaft of the conveying screw, and an end of the flexible sheet is below a lowest point of the shaft of the conveyance screw.

US Pat. No. 10,114,286

PHOTORESIST AND METHOD

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

15. A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device, the method comprising:dispensing a photoresist onto a layer to be patterned, the photoresist comprising a polymer comprising:
a hydrocarbon backbone;
a cross-linking group bonded to the hydrocarbon backbone; and
a group which will decompose bonded to the hydrocarbon backbone;
generating an acid H+ within the photoresist, wherein the acid H+ causes the group which will decompose to decompose and also causes the cross-linking group to bond with a crosslinking agent and trap a group produced by the decomposition of the group which will decompose; and
developing the photoresist after the generating the acid H+, wherein the group produced by the decomposition of the group which will decompose is present during the developing.

US Pat. No. 10,114,285

SOLDER RESIST COMPOSITION, AND COVERED-PRINTED WIRING BOARD

GOO CHEMICAL CO., LTD., ...

1. A solder resist composition comprising:(A) a carboxyl group-containing resin;
(B) an epoxy compound;
(C) titanium dioxide;
(D) a photopolymerization initiator; and
(E) an antioxidant,
the component (B) containing a hydroquinone epoxy compound represented by following formula (1),

the component (D) containing (D1) a bisacylphosphine oxide-containing photopolymerization initiator and (D2) an ?-hydroxy alkylphenone-containing photopolymerization initiator,
R1, R2, R3, and R4 in the formula (1) being independently a methyl group, a hydrogen atom, or a t-butyl group; and
a melting point of the component (E) is within a range of 50 to 150° C.

US Pat. No. 10,114,278

LIGHT SPLITTING MODULE AND PROJECTION APPARATUS THEREOF

Qisda Corporation, Taoyu...

1. A light splitting module comprising:at least one first light source for emitting a first color light, the first color light comprising a first primary color light and a second primary color light;
at least one second light source for emitting a second color light, the second color light comprising a third primary color light;
a color wheel aligned with the first light source and the second light source for splitting the first color light and the second color light into a plurality of image forming lights in a duty cycle, the color wheel having a first color section, a second color section and a transparent section formed thereon, the first color section allowing the second color light and the first primary color light to pass through, the second color section allowing the second color light and the second primary color light to pass through; and
a modulator coupled to the first light source, the second light source and the color wheel for selectively modulating a first incidence time of the first color light on the first color section to adjust a first output ratio of the first primary color light in the plurality of image forming lights, modulating a second incidence time of the first color light on the second color section to adjust a second output ratio of the second primary color light in the plurality of image forming lights and modulating a third incidence time of the first color light on the transparent section to perform brightness adjustment of the plurality of image forming lights.

US Pat. No. 10,114,273

DEVELOPER SPREADING DEVICE, PRINTER, AND DIGITAL CAMERA WITH PRINTER

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A developer spreading device comprising:a film pack room into which an instant film pack is loaded, the instant film pack including a plurality of film units each having a developer pod containing a developer, a case which includes an exposure opening and a slit-shaped discharge port and accommodates the plurality of film units laminated on top of each other, and a film cover which lighttightly blocks the exposure opening by covering an exposure surface of the film unit and is ejected through the discharge port;
a transport roller pair that transports the film unit or the film cover discharged through the discharge port while pinching both side edge portions of the film unit or the film cover; and
a spreading roller pair that is disposed on a downstream side of the transport roller pair in a transport direction perpendicular to a width direction of the exposure surface, and spreads the developer into the film unit by crushing the developer pod,
wherein the case includes a pair of light shielding grooves formed in both sides of the exposure opening and an inner wall surface facing the film cover,
the film cover includes a pair of light shielding ribs which is inserted into the pair of light shielding grooves and extends in a discharge direction in a case where the film cover is discharged through the discharge port, and
the transport roller pair includes a capstan roller that includes a pair of roller members and a rotational shaft which holds the roller members, and a first distance which is a space between inner edges of the pair of roller members is greater than a second distance which is a space between outer edges of the pair of light shielding ribs.

US Pat. No. 10,114,232

FLUID-FILLED LENSES AND THEIR OPHTHALMIC APPLICATIONS

Adlens Beacon, Inc., Pem...

1. A fluid lens assembly, comprising:a front rigid lens;
a semi-flexible membrane that is adapted to be expanded from a minimum inflation level to a maximum inflation level,
wherein the semi-flexible membrane comprises a material selected from a group consisting of: oriented crystalline polymer, partially crystalline polymer having a glass transition temperature or a melting point of at least 100 degrees Celsius, polyvinyl fluoride, polyether ether ketone, fluoropolymer, polyolefin, polysulfone, polyurethane, polythiourethane, polyethylene terephthalate, a polymer of cycloolefin, aliphatic polyether, and alicyclic polyether,
wherein the semi-flexible membrane with uniform thickness is directly attached to the front rigid lens at edge to form a sealed cavity, wherein the membrane is configured to be stretched when inflated and to revert back to its original shape when uninflated, and
wherein the semi-flexible membrane is configured to remain uniform in thickness during inflation; and
a fluid layer located in the sealed cavity between the front rigid lens and the semi-flexible membrane,
wherein the front rigid lens is configured to have a negative optical power.

US Pat. No. 10,114,219

BACKLIGHT UNIT AND HEAD-UP DISPLAY DEVICE

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Mina...

1. A backlight unit comprising:a housing having an opening in which a liquid crystal display device is disposed;
a light source disposed inside the housing; and
an optical member disposed inside the housing and configured to turn a light beam path of light beams emitted by the light source toward the liquid crystal display device, wherein
the optical member has a prism portion which is made of a translucent material to have a triangular prism shape,
the prism portion has one side wall serving as an entrance wall on which the light beams emitted by the light source are incident, another side wall serving as an exit wall from which light beams are emitted to the liquid crystal display device, and still another side wall serving as a reflecting wall that reflects the light beams that have been incident on the entrance wall to the exit wall inside the prism portion, and
at least one side wall among the entrance wall, the exit wall, and the reflecting wall has a curved surface shape having an optical property that changes a degree of increase or decrease in a beam width of light beams passing through the one side wall to an increasing or decreasing direction.

US Pat. No. 10,114,200

IMAGING OPTICAL SYSTEM AND OPTICAL APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME

OLYMPUS CORPORATION, Tok...

1. An imaging optical system configured to form a conjugate relation between a conjugate point on an enlargement side having a long distance and a conjugate point on a reduction side having a short distance,the imaging optical system comprising:
an aperture stop;
a first cemented lens;
a second cemented lens; and
a third cemented lens,
wherein
the first cemented lens is positioned closer to the enlargement side than the aperture stop is,
the second cemented lens is positioned closer to the reduction side than a predetermined lens unit is, and adjacent to the predetermined lens unit,
the third cemented lens is positioned closer to the reduction side than the aperture stop is,
the predetermined lens unit has a negative refractive power and includes all of lenses located from a lens positioned closest to the enlargement side to the first cemented lens,
the first cemented lens includes, in order from the enlargement side, a positive lens and a negative lens and has a surface closest to the reduction side having a concave surface facing toward the reduction side,
the second cemented lens includes, in order from the enlargement side, a negative lens and a positive lens and has a surface closest to the enlargement side having a concave surface facing toward the enlargement side,
the third cemented lens includes, in order from the enlargement side, a positive lens and a negative lens,
one or two moving lens units only moving at a time of focusing are included, and
the lenses other than the moving lens units are fixed.

US Pat. No. 10,114,157

PULSE WIDTH CONTROLLER

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...

1. An optical apparatus, comprising:a first rotatable wave plate having an optical axis;
a polarizing beam splitter with a reflecting axis and a transmitting axis, wherein the transmitting axis is substantially parallel to the optical axis of the first rotatable wave plate;
a first reflector positioned along the transmitting axis and propagating a first deflected electromagnetic radiation along a first deflection axis; and
a second reflector positioned to receive electromagnetic radiation originating from the first reflector and propagate a return electromagnetic radiation to the polarizing beam splitter along the reflecting axis.

US Pat. No. 10,114,146

POWDER SENSING DEVICE, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, AND TONER COLLECTION CONTAINER

KONICA MINOLTA, INC., To...

1. A powder sensing device comprising:a housing formed of a transparent member and having powder housed therein; and
a light transmission-type sensor capable of sensing that powder is housed in the housing, the light transmission-type sensor including a light emitting unit configured to emit light and a light receiving unit configured to receive light emitted from the light emitting unit, the light transmission-type sensor being provided such that at least a part of the housing is disposed between the light emitting unit and the light receiving unit,
the housing having
a light incident surface through which light from the light emitting unit enters,
a light emission surface from which light toward the light receiving unit is emitted, and
an adjacent surface provided adjacent to the light emission surface,
the adjacent surface extending so as to be farther away from an optical axis that connects the light emitting unit and the light receiving unit as the adjacent surface is closer to the light emission surface in a direction of the optical axis that connects the light emitting unit and the light receiving unit.

US Pat. No. 10,114,138

METHOD TO DENOISE PULSE ECHO MEASUREMENT USING TOOL RESPONSE IN FRONT OF COLLARS

SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY C...

1. A method, comprising:performing pulse echo measurements using a pulse echo tool, wherein the pulse echo tool comprises a transducer;
detecting a casing collar using the pulse echo measurements performed by the pulse echo tool;
estimating a tool response of the pulse echo tool response at the casing collar using one or more processors based on the pulse echo measurement at the casing collar; and
removing the pulse echo tool response estimation from at least some of the pulse echo measurements not at the casing collar.

US Pat. No. 10,114,136

STREAMER EQUIPMENT TENSION CONTROL

PGS Geophysical AS, Oslo...

1. A geophysical streamer system comprising:streamer equipment comprising:
a geophysical streamer with a plurality of geophysical sensors distributed along the geophysical streamer, including a forward geophysical sensor; and
a lead-in cable for coupling the geophysical streamer to a survey vessel; and
a tension control system capable of tuning vibrational behavior of the streamer equipment and comprising:
a depressor coupled to the streamer equipment in front of the forward geophysical sensor;
a variable tension control device coupled at a back end of the geophysical streamer; and
a plurality of tension control system sensors, wherein:
the plurality of tension control system sensors are disposed at one or more locations consisting of: on the survey vessel, on the depressor, on the variable tension control device, along the lead-in cable, and along the geophysical streamer, and
at least some of the plurality of tension control system sensors are capable of being used to estimate amplitude or spectral properties of the vibrational behavior of the streamer equipment.

US Pat. No. 10,114,132

OPTIMAL PHASE RELATIONSHIP

CONOCOPHILLIPS COMPANY, ...


wherein the two to eight vibratory sources are positioned proximate to a predetermined location on a surface of earth.

US Pat. No. 10,114,124

MULTIMODE PEDESTRIAN ODOMETER

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

10. A device comprising:a global navigation satellite system (GNSS) receiver;
a location processor;
one or more computer-readable mediums coupled to the location processor and configured to store instructions that when executed by the location processor, cause the location processor to perform operations comprising:
obtaining position and velocity data from a global navigation satellite system (GNSS) receiver embedded in, or coupled to the mobile device;
statistically combining the position and velocity data to generate a first delta distance travelled by the mobile device over a period of time, the statistical combining including configuring the location processor to adjust a weighting of a contribution of an integrated speed to the first delta distance, the integrated speed derived from the obtained GNSS velocity data and period of time;
filtering the first delta distance to generate a filtered first delta distance; and
generating a first estimate of total distance travelled by the mobile device based on the filtered first delta distance.

US Pat. No. 10,114,123

ACCURACY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE HYBRID POSITIONING SYSTEM

Skyhook Wireless, Inc., ...

1. A method for determining a location of a mobile device, comprising:determining an initial location estimate of the mobile device using a wireless local area network positioning system (WPS) that processes signals from access points in range of the mobile device and calculates the initial location estimate from characteristics of the signals;
calculating a region around the initial location estimate;
receiving, at a satellite positioning system (SPS) receiver of the mobile device, signals from a set of satellites of a SPS;
based on the received signals, determining, by the mobile device, a receiver clock bias for at least two satellites of the set of satellites at each of a plurality of points within the region and calculating therefrom a variation in receiver clock bias at each of the plurality of points within the region;
using the variation in receiver clock bias to refine an SPS estimated location of the mobile device; and
reporting a final location estimate of the mobile device based on the SPS estimated location.

US Pat. No. 10,114,105

LOCATION SYSTEM USING ULTRASOUND

Sonitor Technologies AS, ...

1. A system comprising:a transmitter device configured to transmit an ultrasonic signal that communicates a binary identifier using an encoding, wherein the encoding is such that each bit position in the identifier is associated with a respective pair of frequencies and with respective first and second time positions in the signal, with the value of the bit position in the identifier determining which frequency of the pair of frequencies is transmitted at the first respective time position in the signal, and with the other frequency of the pair of frequencies being transmitted at the second respective time position in the signal; and
a receiver device comprising an ultrasonic receiver and a processing system, wherein the receiver device is configured to:
receive, with the ultrasonic receiver, said ultrasonic signal that encodes the binary identifier, wherein the encoding is such that each bit position in the identifier is associated with a respective pair of frequencies and with respective first and second time positions in the signal, with the value of the bit position in the identifier determining which frequency of the pair of frequencies is transmitted at the first respective time position in the signal, and with the other frequency of the pair of frequencies being transmitted at the second respective time position in the signal;
use the processing system to determine, for each bit position in the identifier, information relating to the strength of the received signal at (a) the first frequency and first time position, associated with the respective bit position, (b) the first frequency and second time position, associated with the respective bit position, (c) the second frequency and first time position, associated with the respective bit position, and (d) the second frequency and second time position, associated with the respective bit position; and
use the processing system to decode the binary identifier from the received signal by determining a respective value for each bit position in the identifier from said information relating to the strength of the received signal.

US Pat. No. 10,114,104

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR LEARNING WIRELESS TRANSCEIVER LOCATIONS AND UPDATING A SPATIALLY-DEPENDENT PATH-LOSS MODEL

Athentek Innovations, Inc...

1. A system to discover a new wireless access point (AP) within an indoor environment, the system comprising:wireless APs positioned at a number of calibration reference points (RPs) throughout the indoor environment, wherein the wireless APs include the new wireless AP; and
a server comprising a processing unit, a memory unit, and a server communication unit, wherein the server communication unit is in communication with the wireless APs, wherein the processing unit is programmed to:
obtain AP transmit strengths of wireless signals generated by the new wireless AP to the other wireless APs and of the wireless signals generated by the other wireless APs to the new wireless AP, wherein the AP transmit strengths are obtained from the new wireless AP and the other wireless APs,
obtain AP-to-AP received signal strength indicators (RSSIs) measured at the new wireless AP from the wireless signals transmitted by the other wireless APs and the AP-to-AP RSSIs measured at each of the other wireless APs from the wireless signals transmitted by the new wireless AP, wherein the AP-to-AP RSSIs are obtained from the new wireless AP and the other wireless APs,
determine a location of the new wireless AP within the indoor environment using at least one of information from an installation log and an AP location solver based on information from the AP transmit strengths, the AP-to-AP RSSIs, and data from a wireless signal-strength database,
calculate a number of estimated AP-to-RP RSSIs representing estimated RSSIs measured at the calibration RPs from wireless signals transmitted by the new wireless AP to the calibration RPs using a spatially-dependent path-loss model based on the location of the new wireless AP, the AP transmit strength of the new wireless AP, and the tile-specific path-loss coefficient for each of the tiles within the indoor environment,
identify the new wireless AP as a previously unseen AP prior to determining the location of the new wireless AP by comparing the AP transmit strengths and the AP-to-AP RSSIs against transmit strength data and RSSI data previously stored in the wireless signal-strength database,
add estimated AP-to-RP RSSIs to the wireless signal-strength database,
add an entry in the wireless signal-strength database associated with the new wireless AP, and
add estimated AP-to-RP RSSIs to the wireless signal-strength database to update the wireless signal-strength database.

US Pat. No. 10,114,095

MULTI-SPECTRAL MRI SCAN WITH MAGNETIZATION RECOVERY

BOSTON MEDICAL CENTER COR...

1. A method of performing a multi-slice magnetic resonance scan on a subject, the method comprising:(a) applying a first excitation pulse to a first slice of a subject;
(b) detecting a first plurality of echo signals emitted by the first slice after the first excitation pulse;
(c) waiting a first period of time;
(d) applying a second excitation pulse to the first slice during partial recovery of a longitudinal magnetization of the first slice; and
(e) detecting a second plurality of echo signals emitted by the first slice after the second excitation pulse.

US Pat. No. 10,114,093

METHOD FOR EXTRACTING INFORMATION ENCODED IN A RESULT OF AN NMR MEASUREMENT

numares AG, Regensburg (...

1. An NMR measuring method, comprising the following steps:a) obtaining a calibration result by performing an NMR measurement of a calibration sample by means of an NMR device using specific settings of the NMR device, the calibration sample having a defined and known concentration with respect to at least one constituent,
b) obtaining a first control result by performing an NMR measurement of a first control sample by means of the NMR device using the same settings of the NMR device as for obtaining the calibration result, the first control sample having a defined and known concentration with respect to at least one constituent,
c) after having obtained the first control result, obtaining a sample result by performing an NMR measurement of a sample by means of the NMR device using the same settings of the NMR device as for obtaining the calibration result,
d) repeating step c) for a plurality of samples,
e) after having obtained the last sample result, obtaining a second control result by performing an NMR measurement of a second control sample by means of the NMR device using the same settings of the NMR device as for obtaining the calibration result, the second control sample having a defined and known concentration with respect to at least one constituent,
f) controlling the stability of the NMR device during carrying out the NMR measuring method by comparing the second control result with the first control result,
g) calculating a conversion factor being indicative for a dependency between NMR-encoded information on the calibration sample and the concentration of the at least one constituent of the calibration sample,
h) performing the following method steps for each of the sample results:
i) multiplying the respective sample result by the conversion factor so as to calibrate the respective sample result and to account for NMR measurement device specification,
ii) calculating a validity value for at least one subset of the NMR-encoded information of the respective sample result, the validity value indicating whether or not a first subset of the NMR-encoded information can be well distinguished from a second subset of the NMR-encoded information, and
iii) assigning the validity value to the subset of the NMR-encoded information for which it was calculated.

US Pat. No. 10,114,056

DETERIORATION SPECIFYING DEVICE AND DETERIORATION SPECIFYING METHOD

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. A deterioration specifying device mounted on a vehicle, the device comprising:a capacitor that is connected to an insulated electric power source to execute charging/discharging;
a voltage detector that detects a voltage of the capacitor when being charged through a charging path for detecting deterioration in a insulation resistance of the electric power source; and
a specifying unit that specifies an abnormal part based on whether or not the voltage of the capacitor detected by the voltage detector is within a predetermined range, wherein
the specifying unit determines: (1) during running of the vehicle, an abnormality of a motor, which is connected to the electric power source and the capacitor to be driven, based on whether or not the voltage of the capacitor is within a predetermined range, and (2) when the vehicle is stopped, an abnormality of a part mounted on the vehicle other than the motor, based on the voltage of the capacitor.

US Pat. No. 10,114,043

CLAMP METER

Fluke Corporation, Evere...

1. A clamp meter, comprising:a meter body;
a clamp jaw assembly mounted to the meter body, the clamp jaw assembly comprising a first clamp jaw and a second clamp jaw which are movable in relation to each other between a closed position and an open position, wherein in the closed position distal ends of the first and second clamp jaws meet to define an enclosed area between the first and second clamp jaws, and in the open position the distal ends of the first and second clamp jaws are separate from each other to define a gap allowing a wire under test to pass therethrough, the first clamp jaw having a proximal end opposite to its distal end; and
a locking member mounted within the meter body, wherein the locking member is operable to releasably lock the first and second clamp jaws in the closed position,
wherein the locking member comprises:
a locking slider operatively received within a slot inside the meter body, the slot having a first end and a second end spaced from the first end, wherein the locking slider is slidable within the slot along a length of the slot between a locked position and an unlocked position, and in the locked position the locking slider abuts against an inner side of the proximal end of the first clamp jaw to block the first clamp jaw from movement, and in the unlocked position the locking slider moves away from the inner side of the proximal end of the first clamp jaw to allow the first clamp jaw to move; and
a first biasing element configured to connect the locking slider and the slot; and
a switch assembly operatively coupled to the locking slider to move the locking slider along the length of the slot between the locked position and the unlocked position, wherein the switch assembly comprises:
a switch button; and
a second biasing element for exerting a biasing force to the switch button.

US Pat. No. 10,114,039

SELECTIVELY GEOMETRIC SHAPED CONTACT PIN FOR ELECTRONIC COMPONENT TESTING AND METHOD OF FABRICATION

Johnstech International C...

1. A method of making contacts pins for use in integrated circuit testing where said pins have sidewalls which join at edges which are initially sharp edges and which some of the edges are then selectively radiused comprising the steps of:a. forming a blank of planar material;
b. defining a shape of a pin in the form of an outline of a pin on the blank;
c. cutting the blank along said outline to partially physically separate part of the pin with the remaining portion of the pin still attached to the blank, thereby creating sharp corner edges where the blank has been cut;
d. subsequently, after cutting the blank along said outline, and exposing a part of a finished pin shape, mechanically radiusing all edges of the blank thereby removing said sharp corner edges of that portion of the pin shape which has its edges exposed from cutting away of the blank;
e. cutting the blank away from the remainder of the pin outline to create a singulated pin completely separated from the blank, thereby creating edges of the pin shape which are not radiused and retain said sharp corner edges;
so that a planar pin which results has edges which are radiused and edges which are not radiused on different portions of the same pin.

US Pat. No. 10,114,031

SINGLE CHANNEL CARTRIDGE DEVICE FOR COAGULATION ASSAYS IN FLUID SAMPLES

Abbott Point of Care Inc....

1. A sample analysis cartridge comprising:an inlet chamber configured to receive a biological sample;
a conduit fluidically connected to the inlet chamber and configured to receive the biological sample from the inlet chamber, the conduit comprising:
a sensor chip including a first micro-environment sensor and a second micro-environment sensor,
a first reagent comprising a first enzyme substrate, the first reagent formed on and/or adjacent to the first micro-environment sensor,
a second reagent comprising a second enzyme substrate, the second reagent formed on and/or adjacent to the second micro-environment sensor, and
a fluidic lock valve; and
a pump configured to push the biological sample over the first micro-environment sensor and the second micro-environment sensor to the fluidic lock valve such that the biological sample is positioned over the first micro-environment sensor and the second micro-environment sensor,
wherein each of the first micro-environment sensor and the second micro-environment sensor includes at least one transducer coated with a polymer layer, the first reagent is integrated within, coated over and/or positioned adjacent to the polymer layer of the first micro-environment sensor, and the second reagent is integrated within, coated over and/or positioned adjacent to the polymer layer of the second micro-environment sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,114,007

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ANALYZING BREATH GAS MIXTURE FOR HALITOSIS DETECTION

SUNSTAR SUISSE SA, (CH)

1. An apparatus for separating specific compounds in a gas mixture, the apparatus comprising: a line for delivering a pressure-controlled neutral carrier gas, said line including a bypass for the pressure-controlled neutral gas; a sample chamber of specific volume for collecting a gas mixture to be examined, the sample chamber being removably connectable in the bypass of to the line in a bypass configuration relative to the line for pressurizing the gas sample before injection of the sample into the line; means configured to inject the pressurized gas sample from the bypass into said line during a pre-set injection time when the sample chamber is connected to in the bypass of said line and has been pressurized by said pressure-controlled carrier gas; a temperature-controlled separation capillary column arranged to receive the gas sample injected into said line; a gas sensor at the outlet of the capillary column; and a data processing system configured to automatically control the measurement sequence including the sample injection, the injection time and the measurement time.

US Pat. No. 10,114,005

PLANAR PATCH CLAMP DEVICE, ELECTRODES FOR SAID DEVICE AND CELL ION CHANNEL CURRENT MEASUREMENT METHOD

JAPAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOL...

1. A planar patch clamp device comprising:(1) an electrically insulative substrate provided with one or more fine through holes, each having an inner diameter through which a cell cannot pass but a liquid can pass, the fine through holes communicating between surfaces on both sides of the electrically insulative substrate, wherein one side defines a first surface side, and the opposite side defines a second surface side;
(2) a liquid reservoir and an electrode unit disposed on each of the first surface side and the second surface side of the through hole, the liquid reservoir holding a conductive liquid;
(3) the liquid reservoir on the first surface side serving as a liquid reservoir for cell placement; and
(4) the following constituents (a) to (c) included in the electrode units on the first surface side and the second surface side:
(a) a closed or sealed electrode vessel enclosed with a vessel wall, at least part of which is made of an inorganic porous material,
(b) an electrode accommodated in the closed or sealed electrode vessel, noble metal chloride NmCl layer being formed on the surface of the noble metal Nm, and
(c) an electrode solution filled in the closed or sealed electrode vessel, the noble metal chloride NmCl and an alkali metal chloride being dissolved therein at a saturated concentration,
wherein the inorganic porous material of the vessel wall separates the conductive liquid held in the liquid reservoir from the electrode solution filled in the closed or sealed electrode vessel, and enables an electrical communication, but minimizes a fluid communication between the electrode solution and the conductive liquid.

US Pat. No. 10,114,003

STEM CELL DIFFERENTIATION DETERMINATION DEVICE, METHOD, AND PROGRAM

FUJIFILM Corporation, Mi...

1. A stem cell differentiation determination device comprising:an observation image acquisition unit that captures an image of an observation region including a stem cell in time series to acquire at least two observation images;
a feature amount acquisition unit that acquires at least two distinct feature amounts of the stem cell within a plurality of regions within the observation region for each observation image;
a determination unit that determines whether or not the stem cell has been differentiated within each of the plurality of regions, on the basis of the at least two distinct feature amounts;
a change information acquisition unit that acquires information about a change in the distinct feature amounts within each of the plurality of regions between the observation images captured in time series or information about a change in a determination result from undifferentiation to differentiation within each of the plurality of regions between the observation images;
an output unit that outputs the information about a change in the distinct feature amounts within each of the plurality of regions or the information about a change in the determination result within each of the plurality of regions; and
a reliability acquisition unit that acquires a degree of reliability for the determination results for each of the plurality of regions, based on a result of comparing the at least two distinct feature amounts within each of the plurality of regions between each other.

US Pat. No. 10,113,992

GAS CONCENTRATION MEASURING APPARATUS

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A gas concentration measuring apparatus which comprises a gas sensor exposed to gas and a calculating portion which uses an output from the gas sensor to calculate a concentration of a given gas component contained in the gas,characterized in that the gas sensor includes a gas chamber into which the gas is introduced, a reference gas chamber into which a reference gas is introduced, a solid electrolyte body which is disposed between the gas chamber and the reference gas chamber and has oxygen ion conductivity, and a plurality of electrodes disposed on both surfaces of the solid electrolyte body,
in that the solid electrolyte body and the electrodes constitute a pump cell which works to regulate an oxygen concentration of the gas in the gas chamber, a monitor cell through which an amount of current corresponding to the oxygen concentration of the gas flows, and a sensor cell through which a current that is the sum of an amount of current corresponding to the oxygen concentration and an amount of current corresponding to a concentration of the given gas component in the gas flows,
in that the calculating portion works to correct a value of a monitor cell current Im that is the current flowing through the monitor cell to bring it close to a value of an oxygen dependent current Iso which arises from an oxygen concentration and is a component of a sensor cell current Is that is the current flowing through the sensor cell and also subtract a corrected value Im? thereof from the sensor cell current Is to determine a given gas dependent current Ix that is a component of the sensor cell current Is which arises from the concentration of the given gas component to calculate the concentration of the given gas component in the gas,
in that the calculating portion works to decrease voltage applied to the pump cell when the gas contains the given gas component to be lower than that when measuring the concentration of the given gas component and then measure, in such a condition, the sensor cell current Is and the monitor cell current Im to calculate, using an equation below, an approximate value a? of a sensitivity rate a that is a value derived by dividing the oxygen dependent current Iso by the monitor cell current Im
Is/Im=a?  (1)
and in that when measuring the concentration of the given gas component in the gas, the calculating portion measures the sensor cell current Is and the monitor cell current Im and calculates an approximate value Ix? of the given gas dependent current Ix using an equation below to approximately determine the concentration of the given gas component,
Is?a?Im=Ix?  (2).

US Pat. No. 10,113,983

EXPLOSIVES VAPOR DETECTOR

THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC ...

1. Apparatus for selectively detecting, essentially in real time, vapors from explosives present in an air sample at low concentrations comprising:preconcentration means for collecting explosives vapors from said air sample, said preconcentration means including an open-ended cartridge containing (a) an electrically-conductive multi-layer collector having a surface effective to trap explosives vapors from said air sample while avoiding the trapping, in any substantial amount, of nitrogen oxides present in the air sample, said collector further being operable to release the explosives vapors and decomposition products thereof upon being flash-heated, and (b) insulating means for providing insulation between, and for supporting adjacent layers of, said collector, said insulating means being formed of a material which substantially neither traps nor readily releases nitrogen oxides;
means for directing said air sample through said preconcentration means;
means for evacuating said preconcentration means to remove gases therefrom substantially without removing trapped explosives vapors;
means for flash-heating said collector to release explosives vapors therefrom and to thermally fracture and decompose said explosives vapors to selectively liberate nitric oxide gas; and
a nitric oxide detector operable to detect nitric oxide gas liberated in said preconcentration means.

US Pat. No. 10,113,974

ARRANGEMENT FOR THE SPECTROMETRIC MEASUREMENT OF PRODUCTS SUCH AS CEREALS, OLEAGINOUS PRODUCTS OR DERIVED PRODUCTS

CHAUVIN ARNOUX, Paris (F...

1. A spectrometric measurement arrangement for analysis of a sample of a product, the spectrometric measurement arrangement comprising:a light source for producing a light beam;
a readout chamber crossed by the light beam for analyzing the sample of the product that is located in the readout chamber;
a tank for containing the product to be analyzed;
a feeding device feeding the product from the tank and into the readout chamber, wherein the feeding device is movable between an obturating position, preventing flow of the product from the tank and into the readout chamber, and an open position allowing flow of the product from the tank and into the readout chamber, for controlling amount of the product flowing into the readout chamber;
a discharge device for discharging the product from the readout chamber;
a selective adjustment mechanism for adjusting position of the light beam in two mutually orthogonal planes, wherein the selective adjustment mechanism comprises
a device bearing the light source,
a plurality of adjustment plates, wherein first and second adjustment plates of the plurality of the adjustment plates pivot around respective first and second mutually orthogonal axes, and
a plurality of adjustment screws actuated from outside the readout chamber for pivoting the first and second adjustment plates around the respective first and second mutually orthogonal axes; and
a selective adjustment device for ensuring that rays of the light beam are parallel to each other along an optical axis.

US Pat. No. 10,113,966

BLOOD ANALYZER, DIAGNOSTIC SUPPORT METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY STORAGE MEDIUM

SYSMEX CORPORATION, Hyog...

1. A blood analyzer, comprising:a light source configured to irradiate the prepared specimen with light of a wavelength selected to excite auto-fluorescence out of red blood cells in the prepared specimen;
a fluorescent light detector configured to detect the auto-fluorescence excited out by the light source from at least some red blood cells in the prepared specimen and output a signal that carries an auto-fluorescent measurement indicative of an amount of red blood cells exciting auto-fluorescence in the prepared specimen;
a light detector configured to sense a respective blood cell in the prepared specimen and output a signal that carries a size measurement indicative of a size of a respective blood cell in the prepared specimen;
an information processor programmed to execute an anemia classifying algorithm for evaluating the auto-fluorescence measurements from the fluorescent detector to classify the prepared specimen into a category of iron-deficiency anemia or a category of thalassemia, wherein the anemia classifying algorithm being executed to:
from the size measurements from the cell detector, count total red blood cells;
from the auto-fluorescence measurements from the light detector, count the at least some red blood cells in the prepared specimen that emit the auto-fluorescence;
calculate a ratio of a count of the at least some red blood cells in the prepared specimen that emit the auto-fluorescence relative to a count of the total red blood cells; and
classify the prepared specimen into a category of iron-deficiency anemia or a category of thalassemia, based on the ratio.

US Pat. No. 10,113,935

DISTRIBUTED MULTI-CHANNEL COHERENT OPTICAL FIBER SENSING SYSTEM

NEC Corporation, (JP)

9. A duo-functionality sensor system for a fiber optic medium, comprising:a spatial mode converter configured to convert an input signal into a plurality of spatial modes;
a polarization multiplexer configured to polarization multiplex the input signal and a spatial mode multiplexer configured to spatial mode multiplex the input signal;
at least one spatial filter for configuring a forward propagating signal for transmission over the fiber optic medium; and
at least one additional spatial filter for performing distributed fault sensing on the input signal based on a backscatter of the input signal;
wherein the at least one spatial filter and the at least one additional spatial filter are further configured to apply, using the at least one spatial filter in a forward direction and the at least one additional spatial filter in a backward direction within the fiber optic medium, the plurality of spatial modes within the fiber optic medium to transmit the input signal and perform distributed fault sensing on the input signal.

US Pat. No. 10,113,922

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND TRIPLE-AXIAL FORCE MEASUREMENT SENSOR THEREOF

Chung-Yuan Christian Univ...

1. A triple-axial force measurement sensor, comprising:a first sensing unit, comprising:
a first electrode, comprising:
an electrode main body;
a plurality of first extension columns, connected to the electrode main body;
a plurality of second extension columns, connected to the electrode main body;
a plurality of first electrode columns, connected to the plurality of first extension columns, wherein a plurality of first containing spaces are formed between any two neighboring first electrode columns, and formed between any one first electrode column and an adjacent electrode main body; and
a plurality of second electrode columns, connected to the plurality of second extension columns, wherein a plurality of second containing spaces are formed between any two neighboring second electrode columns, and formed between any one second electrode column and an adjacent electrode main body; and
a plurality of second electrodes, each second electrode comprising:
a third extension column; and
a plurality of third electrode columns, connected to the third extension column, wherein the plurality of third electrode columns are respectively located in each first containing space; and
a plurality of third electrodes, each third electrode comprising:
a fourth extension column;
a plurality of fourth electrode columns, connected to the fourth extension column, wherein the plurality of fourth electrode columns are respectively located in each second containing space; and
a second sensing unit, located under the first sensing unit.

US Pat. No. 10,113,862

STRAIN SENSOR AND MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR STRAIN SENSOR

CMIWS CO., LTD., Kyoto (...

1. A strain sensor comprising:a base;
a plurality of supports provided in a state of protruding from the base and around which an optical fiber is wound;
one or a plurality of the optical fibers provided in a state of having parts directed to different directions each other between the supports as viewed from an opposite direction to the base; and
fixing materials to fix the optical fiber to the supports in a state in which tension is applied to the parts between the supports,
wherein the base comprises a plurality of island-shaped members on which each of the supports is provided respectively, and a connection to separably connect the island-shaped members.

US Pat. No. 10,113,851

PROBE HEAD ROTATING MECHANISM

MITUTOYO CORPORATION, Ka...

1. A probe head rotation mechanism situated between a spindle and a probe of a coordinate measurement device, the probe head rotation mechanism comprising:a main body frame supported by the spindle;
a rotor supported by the main body frame so as to be tiltable with respect to an axial center of the spindle;
a drive source supported by the main body frame and configured to drive the rotor, wherein a main body of the drive source is arranged away from lying on the axial center of the spindle, and an axial center of the drive source is oriented outward in a diameter direction of the spindle;
a drive source casing that houses the main body of the drive source; and
a heat buffer positioned between the drive source and the rotor and configured to absorb thermal conduction from the drive source to the rotor, the heat buffer including a thermal insulator positioned between the drive source casing and the main body frame and configured to support the drive source casing.

US Pat. No. 10,113,825

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ATTACHING A SECONDARY FIREARM TO A PRIMARY FIREARM

Kudzu Arms, LLC, Hogansv...

6. A firearm assembly, comprising:a primary firearm with a rail assembly; and
a secondary firearm with a rail mount attachable to the rail assembly of the primary firearm, wherein the secondary firearm comprises:
a body comprising at least one trigger group retaining pin hole and a bolt stop hole,
a housing disposed about the body, wherein the housing comprises at least one trigger group retaining pin aperture and/or a bolt stop aperture, and
at least one fastener disposed within at least one of the at least one trigger group retaining pin aperture and the at least one trigger group retaining pin hole and/or the bolt stop aperture and the bolt stop hole to fasten the housing to the body,
wherein the at least one fastener acts as a trigger group retaining pin and fastens the body and the housing together, or
wherein the at least one fastener acts as a boll stop and fastens the body and the housing together.

US Pat. No. 10,113,790

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING REFRIGERATOR

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for controlling a refrigerator including a storage compartment, a compressor and a fan to supply air into the storage compartment, the method comprising:turning on power of the refrigerator and operating the compressor at a first frequency;
obtaining a first power consumption of the refrigerator during a set time within a turn-on period of the compressor, the first power consumption being determined by a first combination of power consumption parameters measured during the set time;
determining whether the obtained first power consumption is less than a second power consumption stored in a memory, the memory being configured to store a second combination of power consumption parameters to form the second power consumption; and
updating the memory when the obtained first power consumption is less than the second power consumption, the updating the memory including that the second combination of power consumption parameters stored in the memory is changed to the first combination of power consumption parameters, and thereafter operating the compressor at the first frequency; and
performing a variable power consumption parameter control when the obtained first power consumption is greater than the second power consumption,
wherein the first or the second combination of power consumption parameters includes a combination of a cooling capacity of the compressor, a voltage applied to the fan, and a temperature control interval of the storage compartment, and
wherein performing a variable power consumption parameter control includes at least one of:
decreasing a frequency of the compressor from the first frequency to a second frequency or increasing the turn-on period of the compressor, and
increasing the temperature control interval of the storage compartment or decreasing a number of times of on or off switching of the compressor.

US Pat. No. 10,113,785

ICE MAKING MACHINE AND ICE CUBE EVAPORATOR

Hoshizaki America, Inc., ...

17. The evaporator of claim 1, wherein each of the front and rear plates defines a top edge and a bottom edge, each of the top edge and the bottom edge of each of the front and rear plates defining a plurality of notches, each notch of the plurality of notches defined in a one of the plurality of fins.

US Pat. No. 10,113,772

GROUND CIRCUIT IN A LOW-ENERGY SYSTEM

1. A method for recovering energy in a ground circuit in a low-energy system, the ground circuit comprising a connection pipe (3), collection pipe system (2) and a return pipeline (4) for circulating a transfer fluid and for recovering energy, a flow of the transfer fluid being provided in the ground circuit for transferring the energy to a place where it is used, the method comprising the steps of:forming the collection pipe system (2) from a hollow profile (6) by coiling the hollow profile into at least one coil, the coil forming a coiled double-walled pipe having a substantially uniform cross section and the hollow profile (6) surrounding at least one flow space (11) formed in the collection pipe system by individual coils of the double-walled pipe touching;
conveying the transfer fluid along the hollow profile from the connection pipe (3) from a first end of the coiled pipe to a second end of the coiled pipe, a second end of the hollow profile being connected to the return pipeline (4) in order to control the flow of the transfer fluid further to a place where it is used;
arranging an outer surface of the collection pipe system (2) to be in contact with a surrounding source material containing thermal energy such that the thermal energy is transferred to the transfer fluid circulating in the coiled double-walled pipe substantially throughout the outer surface of the collection pipe system;
forming at least one additional coiled pipe of a different cross section than the coiled double-walled pipe;
arranging the coiled pipes in a nested and substantially concentric manner such that the coiled pipes form between them separate flow spaces (11), the innermost pipe cavity forming a flow space, the flow spaces extending throughout a length of the collection pipe system;
arranging both an outer surface and an inner surface of each hollow profile (6) of each coiled pipe to be in contact with the surrounding, energy-containing source material by conveying the flow of the energy-containing source material through the flow spaces (11) of the collection pipe system (2), and
distributing the flow of the transfer fluid into the flow spaces (11) by conveying the transfer fluid into a head pipe (22) interconnecting the flow spaces.

US Pat. No. 10,113,766

AIR-CONDITIONING MANAGEMENT DEVICE AND AIR-CONDITIONING SYSTEM USING THE SAME

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. An air-conditioning management device configured to manage power consumption amounts of one or a plurality of air-conditioning apparatuses performing air-conditioning in a plurality of air-conditioned areas, the air-conditioning management device comprising:a power consumption obtaining unit configured to obtain an overall power consumption amount of the one or plurality of air-conditioning apparatuses in their entirety in one day and individual power consumption amounts of the respective plurality of air-conditioned areas;
an overall excess coefficient calculation unit configured to calculate an overall excess coefficient from the overall power consumption amount in one day obtained by the power consumption obtaining unit and an overall target value set on a monthly basis, the overall excess coefficient indicating a degree of excess from the overall target value on the monthly basis;
an individual excess coefficient calculation unit configured to calculate individual excess coefficients from the individual power consumption amounts in one day obtained by the power consumption obtaining unit and individual target values set on a monthly basis, the individual excess coefficients each indicating a degree of excess from the individual target value on the monthly basis;
an excess determination unit configured to determine whether or not the overall excess coefficient calculated in the overall excess coefficient calculation unit is larger than a set threshold value;
an energy saving control setting unit configured to set energy saving control conditions for the respective plurality of air-conditioned areas to provide increased energy saving effects in descending order of the individual excess coefficients calculated in the individual excess coefficient calculation unit when the overall excess coefficient is determined, in the excess determination unit, to be larger than the set threshold value; and
an operation control unit configured to perform energy saving operation of the air-conditioning apparatuses based on the energy saving control conditions set in the energy saving control setting unit.

US Pat. No. 10,113,756

AIR-CONDITIONING-APPARATUS OUTDOOR UNIT AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING AIR-CONDITIONING-APPARATUS OUTDOOR UNIT

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

5. The outdoor unit of claim 1, whereinthe first supporting tab includes a first planar surface,
the second supporting tab includes a second planar surface, and
the third supporting tab includes a third planar surface.

US Pat. No. 10,113,753

DISCHARGING UNIT AND AIR CONDITIONING EQUIPMENT HAVING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. Air conditioning equipment comprising:a main body comprising a housing that includes a heat exchanger and a blowing fan, and an inlet and an outlet formed in an outer surface of the housing, wherein air flows into the inlet, and the air exchanged with heat is discharged through the outlet; and
a discharging part comprising an end detachably combined with the outlet, wherein the discharging part comprises a plurality of discharging units configured to adjust a discharging velocity and discharging direction of the discharged air and to be connected to one another so as to be made into a module, wherein the discharging units comprise:
main ducts configured to be connected to the main body and comprising outer surfaces in which openings are formed; and
diffusers configured to be combined with the outer surfaces of the main ducts so as to rotate on the outer surfaces of the main ducts, wherein the diffusers are configured to rotate in one direction or a reverse direction to adjust opened degrees of the openings.

US Pat. No. 10,113,749

PANEL ASSEMBLIES AND METHODS FOR FORMING PANEL ASSEMBLIES

Haier US Appliance Soluti...

1. A panel assembly, comprising:a main panel extending within a plane which defines an X-axis and a Y-axis perpendicular to the X-axis;
a first side panel extending from the main panel generally along a Z-axis perpendicular to the X-axis and the Y-axis;
a second side panel extending from the main panel generally along the Z-axis, the second side panel generally perpendicular to the first side panel;
a first tab extending from the first side panel and comprising a first portion and a second portion, the first portion extending from the first side panel generally along the X-axis, the second portion extending from the first portion generally along the Z-axis such that a slot is defined between the second portion and the first side panel; and
a second tab extending from the second side panel generally along the Y-axis and through the slot,
wherein a side edge of the second tab defines a notched area, wherein the notched area is positioned between the second tab and the first portion of the first tab within the slot along the Z-axis, wherein the notched area is open toward the first portion along the Z-axis, and wherein the notched area provides an open clearance for the second tab over the first portion of the first tab through the slot.

US Pat. No. 10,113,725

LIGHTING FIXTURE

Energy Bank Incorporated,...

1. A lighting fixture comprising:a driver housing assembly housing a driver;
a heat sink having a first end and a second end and a lighting source attached thereto;
a first mounting bracket; and
a second mounting bracket;
whereby the first end of the heat sink is coupled to the driver housing assembly through the first mounting bracket and the second end of the heat sink is coupled to the driver housing through the second mounting bracket.

US Pat. No. 10,113,706

LASER LIGHTING DEVICE

1. A lighting device for vehicles, comprising:a laser light source;
an upstream light conducting device for generating a predetermined lighting function, said light conducting device including
a reflector positioned at an angle to the laser light source for deflecting light from the laser light source towards a main radiation direction, a focusing lens for focusing the light of the laser light source in the direction of the reflector, and a light guide for conducting light to generate a further light function, wherein the laser light source and the reflector are arranged in the main radiation direction behind the light guide, such that the light emitted by said laser light source passes through the light guide; and wherein the reflector is formed elongated and narrow, wherein it has a width of less than 6 mm.

US Pat. No. 10,113,705

LIGHT SOURCE MODULE AND LIGHTING DEVICE HAVING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A light source module comprising:a frame comprising base portions disposed on different levels, respectively, and an pair of electrode patterns disposed on top of the base portions;
light emitting portions, having a light emitting device, detachably disposed on the base portions, respectively; and
connections having elasticity and electrical conductivity, the connections being respectively disposed between the light emitting portions and the frame, and the connections being in contact with the electrode patterns and the light emitting portions and configured to supply power from the electrode patterns to the light emitting portions,
wherein each of the connections comprises:
a first body portion disposed on a respective one of the light emitting portions, the first body portion comprising a first surface physically contacting a second surface opposite the light emitting device of the respective one of the light emitting portions;
a bent portion integrally extending from a first end of the first body portion, the bent portion being configured to elastically deform in response to external force that is applied to the bent portion, to generate repellent force; and
a second body portion integrally extending from a second end of the bent portion and facing the first body portion, the second body portion comprising a third second surface physically contacting one of the pair of a fourth surface of the electrode patterns.

US Pat. No. 10,113,685

DISPLAY DEVICE

LG Display Co., Ltd., Se...

1. A display device, comprising:a display panel;
a back cover onto which the display panel is seated; and
a bending member, the bending member comprising:
a fixing member coupled to a back surface of the back cover to change curvatures of the display panel and the back cover;
a pair of holder members coupled to the back cover and spaced apart from the left and right sides of the fixing member;
a pair of support members respectively hinge-coupled to the pair of holder members such that one end of each of the pair of support members respectively supports left and right sides of the back cover; and
a sliding member slidably coupled to the fixing member to rotate the support members,
wherein the sliding member comprises a front inclined surface, the front inclined surface supporting the support members while sliding vertically,
wherein the front inclined surface of the sliding member is located on a top surface of the support member at a maximum vertical sliding position, and
wherein the front inclined surface of the sliding member is located directly between the support members and the fixing member at a vertical sliding position below the maximum vertical sliding position.

US Pat. No. 10,113,668

SUBSEA FORTIFIED ZONE MODULE

5. A method for conveying fluids at an underwater subsea location, comprising:positioning a module at the underwater subsea location, the module having a flow line for flowing fluids in a serial fashion from a single inlet to a single outlet, the flow line being shaped to reverse flow of the fluids a plurality of times along each plane of a plurality of planes, and wherein the flow line conforms to a flow pattern that reverses flow along non-parallel planes; and
flowing fluids from a high-integrity pressure protection system (HIPPS) to a subsea production system via the module.

US Pat. No. 10,113,663

WATER METER LOCKING DEVICE

1. A valve lock assembly useful in securing access to the valves of a valve system, the valve lock assembly comprisinga) a housing defined by a top and a skirt, the skirt extending down from the top forming a vacuous area within the housing, the housing having a dual-sided corner brace affixed to the housing top, wherein the corner brace is defined by a pair of adjacent side walls and a top, to form a space with limited accessibility, and wherein the housing top and the brace top have aligned apertures; and
b) a removable lock assembly, wherein the removable lock assembly comprises a coil rod positioned to be received in the aligned apertures of the housing top and the brace top, and further rotationally supports a plurality of dowel pins.

US Pat. No. 10,113,647

SEALING STRIP FOR A SEALING DEVICE IN A MACHINE FOR PROCESSING A PAPER, CARDBOARD, OR TISSUE WEB

Voith Patent GmbH, Heide...

1. A sealing strip for a sealing device for sealing a pressure or vacuum zone of a suction roll, the sealing strip comprising:an upper side with a sealing face and a lubricant channel adjoining said sealing face, said lubricant channel being at least one groove-type depression formed in said sealing strip and extending in a longitudinal direction of said sealing strip;
wherein, on installation of said sealing strip in the roll, said sealing face and an opening of said groove-type depression face toward an inner side of a roller sleeve;
at least one supply line hooked up to said lubricant channel, said at least one supply line, at least in portions thereof, running within said sealing strip and delivering lubricant to between the inner side of the roller sleeve and said sealing face; and
said sealing strip having a length delimited by two ends and a respective wall integrally formed at each of said two ends delimiting a length of said lubricant channel.

US Pat. No. 10,113,630

DRIVE UNIT FOR SHIFTING A TORQUE BALANCE

Dana Automotive Systems G...

1. A drive unit for a vehicle, comprising:a motor;
a differential caging having a double planetary differential gear arrangement disposed therein, wherein the double planetary differential gear arrangement is in driving engagement with two output shafts;
a planetary carrier supporting the double planetary differential gear arrangement and in driving engagement with a first output shaft;
a first gear in driving engagement with the motor;
a second gear in driving engagement with the motor and planetary gears of the double planetary differential gear arrangement, wherein the first gear is capable of being over driven by the motor with respect to the second gear;
a first pinion coupled with a second pinion, wherein the first and second pinions are positioned between the motor and the first and second gears;
wherein the second pinion is in simultaneous driving engagement with the first and second gears;
a first variably engageable clutch disposed between the first gear and a second output shaft to selectively transfer torque from the first gear to the second output shaft; and
a second variably engageable clutch disposed between the first gear and the planetary carrier to selectively transfer torque from the first gear to the first output shaft via the planetary carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,113,600

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FORMING A LAYER ONTO A SURFACE OF A SOLID SUBSTRATE AND PRODUCTS FORMED THEREBY

ATS MER, LLC, Tucson, AZ...

1. A method for forming a vehicular brake rotor comprising a friction surface layer bonded to a surface of a solid metal substrate, the method comprising the steps of:(A) providing a solid metal substrate;
(B) employing a scanning plasma torch to direct a high temperature are plasma stream onto a surface of the substrate; said plasma stream comprising a metal selected from the group consisting of aluminum, cobalt, copper, iron, nickel, titanium, vanadium and zinc, or a metal alloy comprising two or more metallic elements, selected from the group consisting of aluminum, cobalt, copper, iron, nickel, titanium, vanadium, zinc, chromium, magnesium, manganese, niobium and silicon, a ceramic material in powder form selected from the group consisting of a metal carbide, a metal nitride, a metal silicide and an intermetallic composition, and an ionizable gas, said substrate forming an electrode and completing an electrical circuit with said plasma arc and a torch power supply, said plasma having sufficient energy to ionize the gas so as to heat and melt an area on a surface of the substrate; and
(C) causing a reaction between a melted metal in the area of the substrate and a metal or metal alloy in the plasma steam whereby to form a composite surface area incorporating the ceramic material in powder form on the substrate without any intervening layer; and
(D) moving the scanning plasma touch and repeating steps (B) and (C) to form a surface layer across a surface of the metal substrate, whereupon the ceramic material in powder form is directly bonded to the surface of the metallic substrate whereby to increase friction and enhance wear resistance of the surface of the metal substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,113,596

POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A power transmission device that transmits a rotational driving force outputted from a driving source to a target device to be driven, the power transmission device comprising:a driving rotor rotated by the rotational driving force;
a driven rotor rotated with a rotary shaft of the target device;
an electromagnet that generates an electromagnetic force connecting the driven rotor and the driving rotor; and
a buffer member that dampens a shock caused when the driven rotor and the driving rotor are connected to each other, wherein:
the drive rotor has
an armature connected to the driving rotor by the electromagnetic force, and
a plate that applies a load to the armature in an axial direction of the rotary shaft,
the armature has a driven-side through hole passing through the armature in an axial direction of the rotary shaft;
the plate has a plate-side through hole passing through the plate in the axial direction of the rotary shaft; and
the buffer member has an overlapping portion disposed overlapping with the driven-side through hole when viewed in the axial direction of the rotary shaft in a state where the overlapping portion extends over an entire region of the plate-side through hole and covers the plate-side through hole.

US Pat. No. 10,113,592

ROLLER BEARING MODULE, A METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A ROLLER BEARING MODULE, AND A METHOD FOR FORMING A VEHICLE HUB ASSEMBLY

AKTIEBOLAGET SKF, Gothen...

1. A roller bearing module for a vehicle hub module, the roller bearing module comprising:an outboard roller bearing;
an inboard roller bearing;
a spacer coupling the outboard roller bearing to the inboard roller bearing, the spacer arranged in an axial direction between the outboard roller bearing and the inboard roller bearing, the spacer having a first distal end and a second distal end, the second distal end is connected to an inner ring of the outboard roller bearing and the first distal end is axially aligned with, adjacent to, free-floating relative to, and not permanently affixed to an inner ring of the inboard roller bearing;
a first sealing structure arranged at an outwards facing side of the outboard roller bearing, and
a second sealing structure arranged at an inwards facing side of the inboard roller bearing.

US Pat. No. 10,113,585

CABLED BEARING

AKTIEBOLAGET SKF, Gothen...

1. A rolling element bearing comprising,a first bearing ring,
a second bearing ring,
at least one row of rolling elements disposed between raceway surfaces of the bearing rings,
a sensing element provided on a sensing surface of the first bearing ring, and a signal cable connected to the sensing element, wherein
the signal cable includes a cable connector that fits into a socket, and wherein the socket is at least partly integrated in a recess provided in an external surface of the first bearing ring, wherein
the recess is in communication with the sensing surface, and wherein
a signal coupling is arranged between the sensing element and the socket; and
one of the cable connector and the socket has an angled body section that is angled with a first angle ? relative to a longitudinal axis of the recess, such that the cable is guided out of the recess at an angle to a normal of the external surface in a substantially circumferential direction of the bearing.

US Pat. No. 10,113,584

ROLLER FINGER FOLLOWER HAVING A BEARING SLEEVE FOR A FLOATING AXLE

1. A roller finger follower, comprising:a housing including a pair of sidewalls connected by a transverse wall, the pair of sidewalls including a first sidewall including a first hole and a second sidewall including a second hole; and
a roller assembly including:
a roller positioned between the pair of sidewalls;
an axle extending through the first hole, the second hole, and the roller rotatably mounted on the axle; and
a first bearing sleeve positioned in the first hole and a second bearing sleeve positioned in the second hole,
wherein ends of the axle are respectively positioned in and rotatable relative to the first bearing sleeve and the second bearing sleeve such that the axle is rotatable relative to the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,113,583

ROLLING BEARING AND ANTI-ROTATION MECHANISM FOR TURBOCHARGER

MINEBEA MITSUMI INC., Na...

1. A rolling bearing for a turbocharger, the rolling bearing comprising:an outer ring that has a cylindrical shape and that has an outer ring raceway surface at one end side and an outer ring raceway surface at another end side, the outer ring raceway surfaces being separately formed on an inner peripheral surface in an axial direction;
a first inner ring that has a first inner ring raceway surface facing the outer ring raceway surface at the one end side;
a second inner ring that has a second inner ring raceway surface facing the outer ring raceway surface at the another end side;
a first retainer that holds a plurality of rolling elements disposed between the outer ring raceway surface at the one end side and the first inner ring raceway surface; and
a second retainer that holds a plurality of rolling elements disposed between the outer ring raceway surface at the another end side and the second inner ring raceway surface, wherein an outer peripheral surface at one end of the outer ring has a first plane extending in the axial direction, and a groove is formed from the first plane along a radial direction perpendicular to the first plane.

US Pat. No. 10,113,578

BOLT FOR CLAMPING ADJOINING PARTS

1. A bolt for clamping adjoining parts, comprising:a bolt body adapted for insertion in openings of the adjoining parts from one side of the adjoining parts;
an actuator received in the bolt body and actuatable from one end of the bolt body;
a clamping mechanism mounted in the bolt body and interacting with the actuator, said clamping, mechanism including tilting elements which are configured to tilt out of the bolt body in opposition to a restoring force, when the actuator is actuated; and
an anti-rotation mechanism configured to prevent the tilting elements from rotating,
wherein the clamping mechanism includes balls, said actuator engaging the tilting elements via the balls, said anti-rotation mechanism being realized by providing each of the tilting elements with a notch for engagement by the balls.

US Pat. No. 10,113,573

SEQUENCING LOCKING MECHANISM FOR TELESCOGING STRUCTURES

Raytheon Company, Waltha...

1. A passive locking mechanism for a telescoping structure, comprising:a stud fixed to a first panel section;
a lower pawl coupled to a second panel section;
an upper pawl coupled to the second panel section, the upper pawl operable to engage the lower pawl; and
a lock wedge coupled to a third panel section, the lock wedge being operable to engage the upper and lower pawls,
wherein, in a retracted position of the telescoping structure, the lower pawl is engaged with the lock wedge, such that the second panel section is locked in place relative to the third panel section, and
wherein the first panel section is free to move relative to the second panel section.

US Pat. No. 10,113,562

AIR MOVER CIRCUITRY AND COMPLIANT MEMBER

GENTHERM AUTOMOTIVE SYSTE...

1. A blower comprisinga. a rotor,
b. a stator, and
c. an oblong-shaped printed circuit board including:
i. one or more electrical feeds,
ii. a plurality of circuitry,
iii. a through hole that receives a portion of the stator,
iv. a primary dimension that is centered between edges defining an overall width of the oblong-shaped printed circuit board, and
v. a secondary dimension that is perpendicular to the primary dimension, the secondary dimension is centered between edges defining an overall length of the oblong-shaped printed circuit board;
wherein a center of the through hole is located off center on the printed circuit board relative to both the primary dimension and the secondary dimension so that a plane bisecting the through hole in a direction parallel to the secondary dimension, creates a short side on one side of the plane and a long side on another side of the plane, and substantially all of the plurality of circuitry is located on the long side in a region of the printed circuit board that includes the one or more electrical feeds.

US Pat. No. 10,113,549

MONITORING AN ELECTRIC SUBMERSIBLE PUMP FOR FAILURES

SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY C...

1. A method for monitoring an electric submersible pump, comprising:acquiring a baseline signature for the electric submersible pump in a first environment while the electric submersible pump is confirmed to be healthy;
acquiring a downhole signature for the electric submersible pump in a downhole environment while the electric submersible pump is confirmed to be healthy;
applying an operator to the baseline signature and the downhole signature that results in a downhole noise component;
acquiring a vibration signature for the electric submersible pump in the downhole environment while the electric submersible pump is in an operating mode;
removing the downhole noise component from the vibration signature to produce an isolated electric submersible pump signature; and
determining a health status of the electric submersible pump based on the isolated electric submersible pump signature.

US Pat. No. 10,113,546

PUMP FOR AN ENGINE

Caterpillar Inc., Deerfi...

1. A pump for an engine, comprising:a drive gear rigidly mounted on a rotatable drive shaft;
an idle gear mounted on a shaft and being engaged with the drive gear;
a suction chamber and a discharge chamber;
a piston at least partly received within a relief chamber, the piston having first and second passageways provided therein, wherein the second passageway is closer to a face of the piston than the first passageway; and
a fluid passageway connecting the discharge chamber and the relief chamber,
wherein the piston is movable within the relief chamber according to a pressure in the relief chamber, and
wherein the first and second passageways form fluid paths between the suction chamber and the discharge chamber at a first and second pressure in the relief chamber, respectively, the first pressure being less than the second pressure.

US Pat. No. 10,113,532

PRE-CURED COMPOSITES FOR ROTOR BLADE COMPONENTS

General Electric Company,...

1. A rotor blade component for a rotor blade of a wind turbine, the rotor blade component comprising:a plurality of pre-cured composites stacked atop each other, each of the plurality of pre-cured composites comprising:
a continuous base portion comprising a first side and an opposing second side, the first side having a plurality of integral protrusions extending therefrom, wherein adjacent protrusions are separated by a gap, and
a fabric layer attached to the second side of the continuous base portion opposite the plurality of integral protrusions,
wherein, when the pre-cured composites are stacked together, a plurality of gaps are defined in the rotor blade component between at least one of the fabric layers of the plurality of pre-cured composites and the plurality of integral protrusions of an adjacent pre-cured composite.

US Pat. No. 10,113,530

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR REMOVING AND/OR INSTALLING WIND TURBINE ROTOR BLADES

General Electric Company,...

1. A method for installing a blade sock onto a rotor blade of a wind turbine, the method comprising:positioning the blade sock adjacent to a blade tip of the rotor blade, the blade sock comprising a sock strap forming a closed-shape;
moving the blade sock relative to the rotor blade such that the blade tip is received within the closed-shape formed by the sock strap; and,
moving the blade sock spanwise along the rotor blade towards a blade root of the rotor blade until the blade sock is positioned at an intermediate location defined between the blade root and the blade tip,
wherein the sock strap is a closed-shape with a fixed perimeter length defining an internal area generally corresponding to a cross-sectional area of the rotor blade at the intermediate location such that the blade sock is prevented from being moved further towards the blade root when it reaches the intermediate location, and
wherein the intermediate location is defined at an outboard location on the rotor blade that is spaced apart from the blade root by a spanwise distance greater than 50% of a blade span of the rotor blade such that the entirety of the blade sock is located at least the spanwise distance from the blade root.

US Pat. No. 10,113,505

GASKET AND ENGINE WITH THE GASKET

ISHIKAWA GASKET CO., LTD....

1. A gasket adapted to be clamped between two members fastened by fixtures, comprising;a first metal plate forming the gasket;
a second metal plate laminated with the first metal gasket;
fixture holes formed in the first and second metal plates, for inserting the fixtures therein and passing the fixtures therethrough;
sealing subject holes formed in the first and second metal plates;
a sealing bead formed on the first metal plate around one sealing subject hole, and fixture hole beads formed around the fixture holes,
fastening-stress concentration areas located on the first metal plate between the fixture holes and the one sealing subject hole where fastening stresses concentrate when the two members are fastened by the fixtures; and
linear beads formed on the first metal plate only at the fastening-stress concentration areas to reduce the fastening stresses when the two members are fastened, each of the linear beads projecting to a side opposite to the second metal plate not to contact the second metal plate, and being disposed on an axis line connecting a center of one fixture hole and a center of the one sealing subject hole in the first metal plate, one linear bead being located between the sealing bead and the one fixture hole bead without connecting thereto,
wherein one fastening-stress concentration area includes an area on the first metal plate enclosed by two tangent lines of the one fixture hole parallel to the axis line connecting the center of the one fixture hole and the center of the sealing subject hole; an outer edge of the one fixture hole; and an outer edge of the sealing subject hole, and
the fixture holes are arranged outside the one sealing subject hole such that each of the fixture holes has one axis line connecting the center of the one sealing subject hole and the center of each of the fixture holes to thereby form a plurality of axis lines on the first metal plate, the axis lines being arranged relative to the center of the one sealing subject hole, respectively, the one linear bead being located only in the one fastening-stress concentration area and extending along each of the axis lines.

US Pat. No. 10,113,492

HYBRID COMBUSTION SYSTEM AND METHOD

Caterpillar Inc., Deerfi...

1. An internal combustion engine, comprising:at least one cylinder case forming a plurality of cylinders, the plurality of cylinders including a first grouping of cylinders and a second grouping of cylinders, each of the plurality of cylinders including a primary fuel injector, a secondary fuel injector and a spark device;
a primary fuel supply connected to each of the primary fuel injectors and including a primary fuel supply sensor, the primary fuel supply sensor configured to provide a primary fuel supply signal indicative of a rate of supply of a primary fuel to the engine through the primary fuel supply;
a secondary fuel supply connected to each of the secondary fuel injectors and including a secondary fuel supply sensor, the secondary fuel supply sensor configured to provide a secondary fuel supply signal indicative of a rate of supply of a secondary fuel to the engine through the secondary fuel supply;
an output shaft including a speed sensor, the speed sensor configured to measure an engine speed and to provide a speed signal;
an electronic controller operably associated with each of the primary fuel injectors, each of the secondary fuel injectors and each of the spark devices, the electronic controller disposed to receive the primary and secondary fuel supply signals and the speed signal,
wherein the electronic controller is programmed and operates to:
determine a first fueling mode for the first grouping of cylinders and a second fueling mode for the second grouping of cylinders independently based on the primary and secondary fuel supply signals and the speed signal:
wherein the electronic controller is programmed and operates to:
determine a first fueling mode for the first grouping of cylinders and a second fueling mode for the second grouping of cylinders independently based on the primary and secondary fuel supply signals and the speed signal:
wherein the first fueling mode is a dual-fuel operating mode in which the primary and secondary fuel injectors both provide amounts of their respective fuels into each of the plurality of cylinders belonging to the first grouping of cylinders with ignition provided by compression; and
wherein the secondary fuel is a gaseous fuel and wherein, in the second fueling mode each of the plurality of cylinders is operated on gaseous fuel with ignition provided by the spark device.

US Pat. No. 10,113,489

AIR SHUTOFF SWING GATE VALVE

AMOT Controls Corp., Hou...

1. An air shutoff swing gate valve, comprising:a valve body having an air passage therein for conveying an air flow therethrough;
a valve swing gate, pivotable on a swing arm that is pivotally disposed adjacent to the valve body, the swing gate pivotable from an open position wherein the swing gate is positioned adjacent to the air passage to provide for free flow of air through the air passage, to a closed position wherein the swing gate is positioned within the air passage to substantially close off the air passage;
a pivotable shaft having a longitudinal axis, the shaft extending generally perpendicular to the swing arm, the swing arm disposed on the shaft such that rotation of the shaft about the longitudinal axis causes rotation of the swing arm, to move the swing gate between the open and closed positions; and
an actuation housing for controlling said shaft rotation, said actuation housing being separate from said valve body and sealed against the environment and thermally-isolated from said valve body, said actuation housing comprising:
a trigger assembly for securing the swing gate in the open position and for triggering said pivotable shaft to rotate due to biasing from a spring, which biases said shaft towards said closed position, to cause the swing gate to move from the open position to the closed position,
wherein said trigger assembly comprises:
an actuator having a displaceable actuator shaft,
a pivotable cam that is coupled to one end of the pivotable shaft such that rotation of the pivotable shaft causes rotation of the pivotable cam, and
a rocker arm having a first end pivotably coupled to the displaceable actuator shaft, a second end pivotably coupled within the actuation housing, and a curved surface located between the first and second ends and adjacent the second end,
wherein the pivotable cam is configured to contact the curved surface of the rocker arm when the pivotable cam rotates.

US Pat. No. 10,113,478

TURBOCOMPOUND ASSEMBLY, IN PARTICULAR IN THE FIELD OF INDUSTRIAL VEHICLES

FPT MOTORENFORSCHUNG AG, ...

1. A turbocompound assembly, in particular in the field of industrial vehicles comprising a power turbine paired with an engine crankshaft, wherein said paring is carried out through said turbocompound assembly, the assembly comprising:a differential arrangement, wherein the pinion of said power turbine defines a sun gear meshing into two or more planet gears, which in turn mesh into a ring gear coupled with the engine crankshaft;
a hydrodynamic clutch so that said ring gear is coupled with the engine crankshaft through said hydrodynamic clutch; and
a body encloses said hydrodynamic clutch and said ring gear and said body are formed from a single piece of material.

US Pat. No. 10,113,464

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING REDUCTANT INJECTION INTO AN EXHAUST GAS FEEDSTREAM FROM AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. An exhaust aftertreatment system configured to purify an exhaust gas feedstream for an internal combustion engine, comprising:first and second selective catalytic reduction devices (SCRs), wherein the first SCR is disposed upstream relative to the second SCR;
a reductant injection system disposed to inject reductant into the exhaust gas feedstream upstream relative to the first SCR;
a first temperature sensor disposed to monitor a first temperature of the exhaust gas feedstream upstream relative to the first SCR;
a second temperature sensor disposed to monitor a second temperature of the exhaust gas feedstream upstream relative to the second SCR; and
a controller operatively connected to the reductant injection system and in communication with the first and second temperature sensors and the internal combustion engine,
wherein the controller includes an instruction set that is executable to:
determine a total ammonia storage capacity for the first and second SCRs;
determine an ammonia storage level on the first SCR and an ammonia storage level on the second SCR;
determine a total SCR ammonia storage level for the first and second SCRs based upon the ammonia storage level on the first SCR and the ammonia storage level on the second SCR;
determine a first storage error based upon the total ammonia storage capacity for the first and second SCRs and the total SCR ammonia storage level for the first and second SCRs;
determine a second storage error based upon an ammonia storage level for the second SCR and an ammonia storage capacity for the second SCR;
determine a first reductant dosing rate based upon the first storage error;
determine a second reductant dosing rate based upon the second storage error; and
control the reductant injection system to inject reductant into the exhaust gas feedstream based upon the second reductant dosing rate when the second storage error indicates an imbalance between the ammonia storage on the first SCR and the ammonia storage on the second SCR.

US Pat. No. 10,113,458

OIL STRAINER

DaikyoNishikawa Corporati...

1. An oil strainer, comprising:a plate-like shaped filter which strains oil; and
a casing which houses the filter, the casing is formed in an elongated shape extending in a longitudinal direction, and
the oil strainer being configured to strain, through the filter, the oil which has flowed into the oil strainer from an oil inlet hole formed in the casing at an upstream end portion along the longitudinal direction, and discharge the oil from an oil outlet hole formed in the casing at a downstream end portion along the longitudinal direction, wherein
the filter is formed in a shape extending in the longitudinal direction, having an upstream end portion and a downstream end portion in the longitudinal direction,
the filter has a mesh portion through which the oil passes, and a frame which surrounds a periphery of the mesh portion, and
the frame is provided with a notch at the downstream end portion of the frame where the frame and the oil outlet hole overlap each other when viewed along an oil flow direction,
the notch is formed such that a cross-sectional area of an oil inlet path increases toward the oil inlet hole, and such that a cross-sectional area of an oil outlet path increases toward the oil outlet hole, and
the notch is shaped such that the upstream side of the oil outlet hole is larger than the cross-sectional area of the oil outlet hole.

US Pat. No. 10,113,455

REGULATOR ASSEMBLY

Caterpillar Inc., Deerfi...

1. A regulator assembly comprising:a main body including:
a first end;
a second end distal with respect to the first end;
a first passage extending from the first end at least partially towards the second end;
a second passage axially aligned with, connected to, and extending from the first passage towards the second end, the second passage having a diameter greater than a diameter of the first passage; and
a seat defined at an intersection of the first passage and the second passage,
wherein the main body is configured to be coupled to a fluid line at the first end and the second end;
a valve element configured to be disposed within the second passage of the main body, the valve element configured to move within the second passage, the valve element including:
a head portion configured to engage with the seat of the main body, the head portion further including a projection having a first surface and a second surface, the projection including a plurality of apertures provided through the first surface;
a tail portion distal with respect to the head portion; and
an internal channel extending between the head portion and the tail portion, the internal channel configured to provide fluid communication between the head portion and the tail portion, the internal channel provided in fluid communication with the plurality of apertures; and
a spring element provided within the second passage and in contact with the second surface of the projection of the head portion, the spring element configured to move the valve element within the second passage,
wherein direct fluid communication between the plurality of apertures of the valve element and the first passage of the main body is discontinued when the head portion is in contact with the seat, and
wherein the plurality of apertures of the valve element are in direct fluid communication with the first passage of the main body when the valve element is not in contact with the seat.

US Pat. No. 10,113,446

ROTARY MACHINE SYSTEM

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A rotary machine system comprising:a first rotary machine including a driving shaft capable of being driven about an axis;
a second rotary machine including a driven shaft rotatable about the axis and a bearing device slidably supporting the driven shaft on an axial end portion side with a pad surface such that lubricating oil is supplied to the pad surface;
a coupling unit connecting the driving shaft and the driven shaft to each other such that rotation of the driving shaft is transmitted to the driven shaft; and
a baffle plate disposed between the bearing device and the coupling unit and separating a space on the bearing device side and a space on the coupling unit side from each other, wherein
the second rotary machine includes a casing provided with a tubular portion that has a tubular shape and forms a gap in a radial direction between the tubular portion and the baffle plate,
the baffle plate includes a plurality of support units disposes at intervals in a circumferential direction,
the baffle plate is supported by an inner peripheral surface of the casing via the support units, and
the tubular portion has a discharge part that is configured to discharge the lubricating oil.

US Pat. No. 10,113,442

METHOD OF RELEASING A FAN BLADE AND ASSEMBLY FOR RELEASING A FAN BLADE FROM A TURBOFAN ENGINE

Rolls-Royce Corporation, ...

1. A method of releasing a fan blade for testing a turbofan engine, comprising:providing a blisk airfoil;
providing a hole in the blisk airfoil at least partially aligned with a contour of the blisk airfoil;
packing the hole with an explosive charge such that at least an outside portion of the explosive charge is surrounded by the blisk airfoil and disposed within the hole;
modifying the blisk airfoil such that at least a portion of the blisk airfoil is releasable along a chordwise length of the blisk airfoil; and
detonating the explosive charge such that at least substantially all of the portion of the blisk airfoil is released at a selected time.

US Pat. No. 10,113,440

THERMOACOUSTIC ELECTRIC GENERATOR SYSTEM

CENTRAL MOTOR WHEEL CO., ...

1. A thermoacoustic electric generator system comprising:a tube component that is configured by including: an annular tube configured to be annular; and a branched tube branched from the annular tube, extending lengthwise from one end, which is located at a branched point from the annular tube, to the other end, and communicating with the annular tube and, in which specified working gas is enclosed in both of the annular tube and the branched tube;
a thermoacoustic engine that includes: a stack incorporated in an inside of the annular tube in the tube component and having plural channels, each of which extends in a tube longitudinal direction; and a heat exchanger exchanging heat with the working gas such that a temperature gradient is generated between both ends of each of the plural channels in the stack, so as to cause thermoacoustic oscillation of the working gas;
a turbine provided in the branched tube of the tube component and rotating when receiving acoustic energy, which is generated by thermoacoustic oscillation of the working gas in the thermoacoustic engines; and
a generator converting kinetic energy generated by rotation of the turbine to electric energy, wherein
the turbine is provided at a specified position that belongs to a region between a first position and a second position in each region of the branched tube in the tube component, the first position being an intermediate position between the one end and the other end, and the second position being an intermediate position between the first position and the other end.

US Pat. No. 10,113,423

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MONITORING A FLUID SYSTEM OF A MINING MACHINE

Joy Global Surface Mining...

1. A method of monitoring a lubricant system of a mining machine, the mining machine having an upper zone and a lower zone, the method comprising:initiating an upper lubricant cycle having an upper lubricant cycle time period, the upper lubricant cycle corresponding to the upper zone;
initiating a lower lubricant cycle having a lower lubricant cycle time period, the lower lubricant cycle corresponding to the lower zone;
sensing, at a predetermined time period after initiation of the upper and lower lubricant cycles, a upper pressure level of the lubricant in the upper zone and a lower pressure level of the lubricant in the lower zone;
determining when the upper pressure level is below an upper threshold for the entire duration of the upper lubricant cycle time period;
determining when the lower pressure level is below a lower threshold for the entire duration of the lower lubricant cycle time period; and
outputting an alert in response to at least one selected from a group consisting of:
the upper pressure level being below the upper threshold for the entire duration of the upper lubricant cycle time period, and
the lower pressure level being below the lower threshold for the entire duration of the lower lubricant cycle time period.

US Pat. No. 10,113,421

THREE-DIMENSIONAL FRACTURE ABUNDANCE EVALUATION OF SUBSURFACE FORMATIONS

Schlumberger Technology C...

1. A method of evaluating fracture abundance in a subsurface formation, the method comprising, using one or more hardware-based processors:defining a fracture network within a plurality of cells of a three-dimensional model of the subsurface formation using a plurality of geometric primitives;
determining an area of the plurality of geometric primitives within at least a subset of the plurality of cells by summing areas of individual geometric primitives within each of the subset of cells, wherein determining the area of the plurality of geometric primitives within the subset of the plurality of cells further includes:
organizing the plurality of geometric primitives within a spatially-organized data structure; and
accessing the spatially-organized data structure when summing areas of individual geometric primitives within each of the subset of cells to determine which of the plurality of geometric primitives are at least partially within each of the subset of cells; and
determining a fracture abundance parameter for the fracture network from the determined area of the plurality of geometric primitives.

US Pat. No. 10,113,418

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR SPECTRUM ESTIMATION FOR MEASURE WHILE DRILLING TELEMETRY IN A WELL SYSTEM

SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY C...

1. A method for configuring transmission signals in a measuring while drilling (MWD) wellbore tool, comprising:receiving at an earth surface, from a transmission of the MWD wellbore tool, a signal from the MWD wellbore tool in a wellbore, wherein the signal comprises a telemetry portion, comprising physical properties of the wellbore measured in the wellbore, and a noise portion;
reproducing the telemetry portion based at least partially on the signal;
subtracting the telemetry portion from the signal;
estimating, based at least partially on the subtraction, the noise portion of the signal; and
altering a transmission configuration of the downhole tool, for further transmitting the signal to the earth surface, based at least partially on the estimated noise portion of the signal.

US Pat. No. 10,113,397

PROPULSION GENERATOR AND METHOD

Coil Solutions, Inc., Ca...

1. A propulsion generator for use in a downhole tool to urge movement of a string of pipe within a well bore, said string of pipe comprising a bottom end portion, comprising:an outer tubular housing mountable to said bottom end portion of said string of pipe, said outer tubular housing including:
a plurality of fly wheel housings, wherein each fly wheel housing defines a fluid flow path through each fly wheel housing to permit a fluid to flow through a downhole tool, wherein the fluid flow path includes at least one of a chamber and a tubular configured to provide a laminar flow to the fluid therethrough;
at least one fly wheel positioned within said each fly wheel housing, said at least one fly wheel comprising a center of mass;
a plurality of fins operatively connected to said at least one fly wheel and positioned within said fluid flow path and configured to receive energy from the fluid flowing through said flow path whereby said at least one fly wheel is rotated, said plurality of fins being rotatable as said at least one fly wheel rotates; and
a mounting for said at least one fly wheel which constrains a center of rotation of said at least one fly wheel, whereby said center of mass of said at least one fly wheel is offset from the center of rotation, which results in vibrations being created during rotation of said at least one fly wheel.

US Pat. No. 10,113,379

METHOD OF ASSEMBLY OF A STRING OF ELEMENTS FOR DEEPWATER DRILLING AND ULTRADEEP OBSTRUCTION ELEMENT AND CORRESPONDING USE OF THE SAME IN SAID DRILLING STRING

DRILLMEC S.P.A., Gariga ...

1. A method of assembly of a string of drilling elements for deep water drilling, wherein a depth of a body of water is at least 550 meters;each drilling element including at least one axial through hole, through which drilling mud can flow in at least a first direction, and two connection portions for connecting the drilling element in series in said string;
the method comprising the following steps:
a) assembling a lower portion of the string as a bottom hole assembly;
b) providing at least one first drilling element;
c) assembling said at least one first drilling element with another one of said at least one first drilling element to begin the assembly of first drilling elements to create a first section of the string directed towards a bottom or bed of the body of water, where a blowout preventer is located;
d) repeating said steps b)-c) to create the first section of the string until said lower portion is in proximity of the blowout preventer or until said lower portion is in proximity of the bottom or bed, and the string having a length of at least 550 meters;
e) beginning the assembly of second drilling elements while a drilling apparatus is carrying out a drilling cycle, for creating at least a second section of the string used in conjunction with the first section of the string during the drilling cycle;
f) repeating said step e) until the second section of the string has reached an extension length at least equal to a desired drilling depth of a drilling well;
g) assembling at least one third drilling element, the at least one third drilling element comprising at least one obstruction element for preventing a backflow from being generated against the first direction of drilling mud in said string;
wherein said step g) of assembling at least one third drilling element is carried out after said step a) of assembling a lower portion of the string and before said step b) of providing at least one first drilling element.

US Pat. No. 10,113,376

CONVEYOR APPARATUS

Stimline AS, Kristiansan...

1. A conveyor apparatus to enable feeding of a continuous elongate device down through the conveyor apparatus to enable insertion of tools through a wellhead and a well below or up through the conveyor apparatus by pulling action enabling retrieval of the tool from the wellhead and the well below, the conveyor apparatus comprising:an apparatus frame;
a pair oppositely located, co-operatively movable, segmented continuous belts installed in the apparatus frame, each belt comprising a plurality of interconnected device gripper shoe carriers carried and movable via a pair of continuous belt drive chains running over respective pairs of chain drive sprockets;
wherein each carrier has a front side and a rear side;
wherein the rear side of the carrier has at least one roller configured to roll about a shaft attached to the carrier against an elongate counter-force member associated with the frame and extending between said drive sprockets;
wherein a device gripper shoe is located at the front side of each carrier; and
wherein the shaft of the at least one roller is resiliently supported transversely of said shaft's longitudinal axis via a plurality of resilient members at spaced apart locations along a length of said shaft, said resilient members being fitted in ears that are arranged at the rear side of the carrier, said resilient members encircling said shaft and providing movability of said shaft relative to said ears.

US Pat. No. 10,113,361

SAFETY MECHANICAL BARRIER AND SYSTEM FOR ABOVE-GROUND POOL LADDERS

POLYGROUP MACAU LIMITED (...

14. The safety mechanical barrier of claim 1, wherein the at least one attachment mechanism is adapted for releasably attaching the safety mechanical barrier to the first vertical rail of the pool ladder.

US Pat. No. 10,113,346

HINGE, IN PARTICULAR FOR A PIECE OF FURNITURE

JULIUS BLUM GMBH, Hoechs...

1. A hinge comprising:an inner hinge portion to be fixed to a furniture body or to a furniture door pivotably mounted to the furniture body,
an outer hinge portion to be fixed to an outer door, the inner hinge portion and the outer hinge portion collectively having a lower receiving member, an upper receiving member, and a central receiving member, and
a connecting device slideable in an inserting direction into the lower receiving member, the central receiving member, and the upper receiving member so as to pivotably connect the inner hinge portion to the outer hinge portion,
wherein the inner hinge portion has a main body to be fixed to the furniture body or to the furniture door pivotably mounted to the furniture body, and the lower receiving member is slidable in a sliding direction relative to the upper receiving member mounted to the main body, the sliding direction being transverse to the inserting direction of the connecting device.

US Pat. No. 10,113,337

LOCKSET

SINOX CO., LTD, New Taip...

1. A lockset, comprising:a first body, including:
a lock body disposed in the first body, wherein the lock body includes a combination lock;
a first upper face having a lock hole; and
a first side face having a positioning hole, wherein there is a first angle between the first upper face and the first side face; and
a second body, including:
a second upper face, wherein the first upper face and the second upper face both face the same direction, wherein a rotatable buckle having a rotating unit and a lock unit is disposed on the second upper face, wherein one end of the rotating unit is pivotally connected with the second upper face and the side of the other end of the rotating unit facing the second upper face is connected with the lock unit; and
a second side face facing the first side face, wherein a positioning unit is disposed in a position on the second side face corresponding to the positioning hole, wherein there is a second angle between the second upper face and the second side face;
when the first side face is in a lock position adjacent to the second side face, the positioning unit inserts into the positioning hole, and the rotatable unit is rotated to insert the lock unit into the lock hole, wherein the lock body restricts the lock unit from leaving the lock hole.

US Pat. No. 10,113,331

VEHICLE PANEL HANDLE FOR OPENING A PANEL OF AN AUTOMOTIVE VEHICLE

VALEO S.P.A., Santena (I...

1. A vehicle panel handle for opening a panel of an automotive vehicle comprising:a handle lever configured to rotate around a first rotation axis between a resting position wherein the panel is closed and an opening position wherein the panel is open, the first rotation axis being perpendicular to a pivotal plane of the handle lever;
a latch lever configured to rotate around a second rotation axis and to cooperate with the handle lever for opening the panel when the handle lever rotates around the first rotation axis for reaching the opening position, the second rotation axis intersecting the pivotal plane of the handle lever and defines a first vector from the second rotation axis to the first rotation axis;
a counter weight configured for preventing the unwilling rotation of the handle lever, the counter weight is configured to rotate around a third rotation axis between an unblocking position wherein the latch lever is not prevented from rotating, and a blocking position wherein the latch lever is preventing from rotating, the counterweight comprising an elongated body having one end defining the third rotation axis and an opposed end having a weight portion, wherein the weight portion is located between the first rotation axis and the second rotation axis, the third rotation axis intersecting the pivotal plane of the handle lever and defines a second vector from the second rotation axis to the third rotation axis; and
an extension of the handle lever disposed between the second rotation axis and the third rotation axis along a longitudinal direction that is substantially orthogonal to the second vector, wherein the extension of the handle lever is configured to cooperate with a recess or protrusion of the latch lever to rotate the latch lever,
wherein the second rotation axis is disposed between the first rotation axis and the third rotation axis such that the first vector and the second vector form an obtuse angle.

US Pat. No. 10,113,329

EAVE STRUCTURE AND TENT FRAME HAVING SAME

Campvalley (Xiamen) Co., ...

1. An eave structure of a tent frame, wherein the tent frame comprises a supporting pole, a first upper pole, and a second upper pole, the eave structure comprising:a sleeve member configured to be disposed at a first connector of the tent frame;
an eave pole slidably coupled with the sleeve member;
a connecting pole having a first end portion pivotally connected with a first end portion of the eave pole and a second end portion pivotally connected with a sliding connector; and
the sliding connector slidably coupled with the first upper pole and movable along the first upper pole,
wherein:
the first connector is fixedly coupled with an upper end portion of the supporting pole,
a first end portion of the first upper pole is pivotally connected with a hub of the tent frame,
a second end portion of the first upper pole is pivotally connected with a first end portion of the second upper pole, and
a second end portion of the second upper pole is pivotally connected with the first connector.

US Pat. No. 10,113,323

CONCRETE FORMING STAKE APPARATUS

Stego Industries, LLC, S...

1. A concrete forming stake apparatus, comprising:a base member having a planar side and a stake mounting port disposed opposite the planar side;
a stake attachment unit including:
a tubular portion that engages with the stake mounting port, and
a joint connected to the tubular portion;
a stake that attaches to the joint; and
an adhesive layer disposed against the planar side of the base member, the adhesive being configured to secure the apparatus to a surface without penetrating fasteners.

US Pat. No. 10,113,316

POST MOUNT CABLE RAIL INSTALLATION SYSTEM

Vinylast, Inc., Lakewood...

1. A post mount system, comprising:a mounting pipe, wherein the mounting pipe comprises a first plurality of holes, each hole of the first plurality of holes including a plurality of threads to secure a hardware item that attaches to an end of a cable rail;
a support pipe for fitting over the mounting pipe, wherein the support pipe comprises a first end, a second end, and a second plurality of holes that are aligned with the first plurality of holes of the mounting pipe;
a post for fitting snugly over the support pipe;
the hardware item, wherein the hardware item includes a threaded portion, wherein the threaded portion is for attaching the hardware item to the mounting pipe by engaging the plurality of threads of a first hole of the first plurality of holes, and wherein the hardware item comprises an anchor for the cable rail; and
the cable rail, wherein the cable rail comprises a cable that is sized for passing substantially unhindered through the second plurality of holes of the support pipe.

US Pat. No. 10,113,302

TOOL RETENTION SYSTEM HAVING POCKETED WEDGE

Catepillar Inc., Deerfie...

1. A wedge for a tool retention system, comprising:a body having a tip end and an opposing base end that is wider than the tip end;
a channel formed in the body and extending from the base end to the tip end;
an elongated pocket formed in the body at the tip end that is open to the channel; and
a ramp located in the body and extending between the channel and an end of the elongated pocket, the ramp being inclined relative to an axis of the channel, wherein the ramp is located at the tip end of the body and protrudes inward from a channel inner surface toward the elongated pocket, and wherein the ramp is a first ramp; and the wedge further includes a second ramp located at a point between the base end of the body and the first ramp, the second ramp protruding outward from a curved surface of the channel toward the elongated pocket.

US Pat. No. 10,113,295

WORK MACHINE FOR DRAGLINE BUCKET OPERATION

Liebherr-Werk Nenzing Gmb...

1. A work machine for dragline bucket operation, comprising a dragline bucket taken up by a hoist rope, wherein the bucket is retractable by at least one dragline for carrying out a dragging movement and a dragline guide comprising a plurality of pulleys and roller bodies for guiding the dragline is arranged at the work machine,wherein the dragline guide is linearly movable in a horizontal direction, transverse to a dragline pulling direction,
wherein an electronic controller is provided for controlling one or more drive elements, with the electronic controller taking account of a deflection angle of the dragline on a dragline winch; and
wherein a roller head of the dragline guide comprising the plurality of pulleys and roller bodies is pivotable about a pivot angle of 360° relative to a tubular receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,113,288

CONCRETING FACILITY AND CORRESPONDING CONCRETING METHOD

SOLETANCHE FREYSSINET, R...

1. A method of concreting an excavation, the method comprising:placing a concreting column in the excavation for concreting, wherein the concreting column extends between an open top end and a bottom end thereof;
at least partially filing the concrete column with a fluid other than concrete; and
performing a first concreting cycle, wherein the first concreting cycle comprises a priming step comprising:
inserting concrete into the concreting column via the open top end to expel the fluid other than concrete from the concreting column;
filing the concreting column with concrete; and
retaining a volume of concrete a distance from the open top end such that a height of an empty space, defined between the volume of concrete and one of the open top end and the bottom end of the concreting column, remains less than a predetermined limit value, wherein retaining the volume of concrete comprises at least partially constricting a flow section inside the concreting column and/or to the outside of the concreting column.

US Pat. No. 10,113,284

BLADE FOR REMOVING SNOW

GILETTA S.P.A., Revello ...

1. A blade for removing snow from a road surface, the blade comprising:a shield defining a shield cavity oriented to deflect the snow;
at least one cutting edge coupled to a bottom part of said shield and adjacent to the road surface when in use, the at least one cutting edge including two walls defining an edge cavity within the at least one cutting edge, the two walls facing one another and being substantially parallel to one another; and
at least one fluid circuit comprising at least one nozzle, said at least one nozzle spreading a de-icing liquid and being positioned within the edge cavity or at least partially defined by the two walls of the edge cavity,
wherein the at least one nozzle is carried by said cutting edge to spread said de-icing liquid on the snow in an area selected from the group consisting of in front of and beneath said at least one cutting edge,
wherein said at least one cutting edge compresses snow mixed with said de-icing liquid during passage of said blade over said road surface.

US Pat. No. 10,113,267

TENSIONING APPARATUS FOR SYNTHETIC SLING MANUFACTURING APPARATUS AND METHOD

SlingMax, Inc., Aston, P...

1. A sling manufacturing apparatus for constructing a synthetic sling having a cover and a core with the core constructed of synthetic yarns, the apparatus comprising:a frame defining a longitudinal frame axis;
a yarn feeder assembly associated with the frame;
a drive roller connected to the frame, the drive roller being drivable to draw yarn from the yarn feeder assembly;
a tailstock movably mounted to the frame, the tailstock movable relative to the frame parallel to the longitudinal frame axis;
an idler roller movably mounted to the tailstock, the idler roller movable relative to the tailstock parallel to the longitudinal frame axis; and
an idler actuator comprised of a hydraulic actuator having a first cylinder, a first shaft, a second cylinder and a second shaft, the first shaft connected to a first end of the idler roller and the second shaft connected to a second end of the idler roller, the idler actuator secured to the tailstock and the idler roller, the idler actuator configured to move the idler roller from a loading position spaced at a first distance from the tailstock to a tensioned position spaced at a second distance from the tailstock, the first distance being greater than the second distance.

US Pat. No. 10,113,257

MULTI-NEEDLE BAR MODULE FOR SEWING MACHINES

NINGBO SUPREME ELECTRONIC...

1. A multi-needle bar module for sewing machines, comprising a mounting plate adapted to a front end of a sewing machine head, characterized in that the mounting plate is equipped in a sliding manner, via a bracket, with a needle bar mounting frame on which at least two needle bars are distributed at intervals, the needle bars being in axial sliding fit with the needle bar mounting frame;the mounting plate is provided with a U-shaped first horizontal guideway and a U-shaped second horizontal guideway disposed at intervals and spaced apart, and a needle bar driving block with a neck is disposed between the first horizontal guideway and the second horizontal guideway; the needle bars are provided with guide members that can be clamped into the first horizontal guideway and the second horizontal guideway; the needle bar mounting frame clamps, by sliding horizontally, the guide of any one of the needle bars individually into the neck;
wherein the U-shaped first horizontal guideway and the U-shaped second horizontal guideway are positioned in a same plane such that sectional areas of the first horizontal guideway and the second horizontal guideway along the same plane are respectively in a U-shape, two free ends of two parallel arms of the U-shaped first horizontal guideway point to and are aligned with two free ends of two parallel arms of the U-shaped second horizontal guideway, respectively; a cuboid-shaped opening between the two parallel arms of the U-shaped first horizontal guideway and a cuboid-shaped opening between the two parallel arms of the second horizontal guideway oppose and are aligned with each other, the needle bar driving block with the neck is vertical to the same plane of the U-shaped first and second horizontal guideways; and
the two free ends of the two parallel arms of the U-shaped first horizontal guideway are not connected with the two free ends of the two parallel arms of the U-shaped second horizontal guideway.

US Pat. No. 10,113,216

QUASICRYSTAL AND ALUMINA MIXED PARTICULATE REINFORCED MAGNESIUM-BASED COMPOSITE MATERIAL AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

NORTH UNIVERSITY OF CHINA...

1. A quasicrystal and alumina mixture particles reinforced magnesium matrix composite comprising:a quasicrystal and alumina mixture particles reinforcement phase; and
a magnesium alloy matrix;
the weight ratio of the quasicrystal and alumina mixture particles reinforcement phase to the magnesium alloy matrix being (4-8) to 100,
the magnesium alloy matrix comprising by weight 1000 parts of magnesium, 90 parts of aluminum, 10 parts of zinc, 1.5-5 parts of manganese, 0.5-1 part of silicon and 0.1-0.5 part of calcium, and
the quasicrystal and alumina mixture particles reinforcement phase comprising by weight 40 parts of magnesium, 50-60 parts of zinc, 5-10 parts of yttrium and 8-20 parts of nanometer alumina particles of which the diameter is 20-30 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,113,211

METHOD OF MAKING A DUAL HARDNESS STEEL ARTICLE

ATI PROPERTIES LLC, Alba...

1. A method of manufacturing a dual hardness steel article, comprising:providing a first air hardenable steel alloy part comprising a first mating surface and having a first part hardness;
providing a second air hardenable steel alloy part comprising a second mating surface and having a second part hardness, wherein the first part hardness is greater than the second part hardness;
disposing the first air hardenable steel alloy part and the second air hardenable steel alloy part so that at least a portion of the first mating surface contacts at least a portion of the second mating surface;
metallurgically securing the first air hardenable steel alloy part to the second air hardenable steel alloy to form a metallurgically secured assembly;
hot rolling the metallurgically secured assembly to form a metallurgical bond between the first mating surface and the second mating surface; and
cooling the hot rolled assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,113,185

UTILIZATION OF PHOSPHOKETOLASE IN THE PRODUCTION OF MEVALONATE, ISOPRENOID PRECURSORS, AND ISOPRENE

Danisco US Inc., Palo Al...

1. Recombinant microbial cells capable of producing isoprene, wherein the cells comprise (a) one or more heterologous nucleic acids encoding a polypeptide having phosphoketolase activity; (b) attenuated activity of an acetate kinase enzyme by (i) deletion of an endogenous acetate kinase gene; or (ii) replacement of an endogenous promoter of the endogenous acetate kinase gene with a synthetic constitutively low-expressing promoter; (c) one or more nucleic acids encoding one or more polypeptides of the complete MVA pathway; and (d) a heterologous nucleic acid encoding an isoprene synthase polypeptide, wherein culturing of said recombinant cells in a suitable media provides for the production of isoprene, and wherein the production of isoprene is increased relative to cells that do not comprise the one or more heterologous nucleic acids encoding a polypeptide having phosphoketolase activity.

US Pat. No. 10,113,121

GASOLINE PRODUCTION PROCESS COMPRISING AN ISOMERIZATION STEP FOLLOWED BY AT LEAST TWO SEPARATION STEPS

AXENS, Rueil Malmaison (...

1. A process for the isomerization of a light naphtha, said process comprising an isomerization reaction step (1), said step being carried out under the following conditions:a temperature in the range 100° C. to 300° C.,
a pressure of 2 to 35 bar (1 bar=0.1 MPa), and
a molar ratio of hydrogen/hydrocarbons in the range 0.1/1 to 1/1,
a space velocity of 0.5 to 10 h?1,
the catalysts used being constituted by a support of high purity alumina comprising 2% to 10% by weight of chlorine, 0.1% to 0.40% by weight of platinum, and optional other metals, said isomerization step being followed by a step (2) for stabilization of the reaction effluents, and by two steps for separation by distillation of the bottom stream obtained from the stabilization step (2) which are placed downstream of the stabilization step (2), the two separation steps being as follows:
1—a first step for separation by distillation (block (3+4) in order to separate the hydrocarbons containing 5 carbon atoms from heavier compounds sent towards the second section for distillation by separation (5), said first separation step producing the following 3 cuts: a) a cut which is enriched in isopentane (15) which is a product of the process, b) a cut which is enriched in n-pentane (16) which is recycled to the reaction section (1), and c) a cut which is enriched in hydrocarbons which are heavier than pentanes (17), which is directed towards a second separation step (5), (5), consisting of a separation column wherein the overhead stream (19) which is rich in C6 branched compounds and bottom stream (18), are the products from the unit and an intermediate cut (20) which is enriched in n-hexane, removed as a side stream which is recycled to the reaction section (1), in which in an isomerization process an exchange of heat is carried out between a condenser of one of the columns (3), (4) or (5) and the reboiler of one of columns (3), (4) or (5).

US Pat. No. 10,113,119

THERMALLY STABLE MONOLITH CATALYST FOR REFORMING REACTION

KOREA RESEARCH INSTITUTE ...

1. A thermally stable monolith catalyst for reforming reaction, comprising:an active ingredient and Group 1A to 5A metal of barrier components represented by Formula 1 below on a monolith catalyst support, wherein the active ingredient of Formula 1 has 0.5 to 10 parts by weight based on 100 parts by weight of a monolith catalyst,
a(X)-b(Y)  Formula 1
wherein X is a catalytic active ingredient selected from Co, Ni, Ru, Rh and a mixture thereof, Y is a mixture of Zr as a promoter and Group 1A to 5A metals as a barrier component in a mixing ratio by weight of 1:0.1 to 1:10, and ‘a’ and ‘b’ denote the ratios by weight of X and Yin order, wherein ‘a’ is 1 and ‘b’ ranges from 0.2 to 1.5.

US Pat. No. 10,113,115

NEMATIC LIQUID CRYSTAL COMPOSITION AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE USING THE SAME

DIC CORPORATION (TOKYO), ...

1. A liquid crystal composition having a negative dielectric anisotropy, the composition comprising a first component that is at least one compound represented by General Formula (i)(where Ri1 represents an alkyl group having 1 to 8 carbon atoms, and Ri2 represents an alkyl group having 3 to 8 carbon atoms) anda second component that is at least e compound selected from compounds represented by General Formula (L)(where RL1 and RL2 each independently represent an alkyl group having 1 to 8 carbon atoms; in the alkyl group, one —CH2— or at least two —CH2-'s not adjoining each other are each independently optionally substituted with —CH?CH—, —C?C—, —O—, —CO—, —COO—, or —OCO—;nL1 represents 0, 1, 2, or 3;
AL1, AL2, and AL3 each independently represent a group selected from the group consisting of(a) a 1,4-cyclohexylene group (in which one —CH2— or at least two —CH2—'s not adjoining each other are each optionally substituted with —O—),(b) a 1,4-phenylene group (in which one —CH? or at least two —CH?'s not adjoining each other are each optionally substituted with —N?), and(c) a naphthalene-2,6-diyl group, a 1,2,3,4-tetrahydronaphthalene-2,6-diyl group, or a decahydronaphthalene-2,6-diyl group (in the naphthalene-2,6-diyl group or the 1,2,3,4-tetrahydronaphthalene-2,6-diyl group, one —CH? or at least two —CH?'s not adjoining each other are each optionally substituted with —N?);the groups (a) to (c) are each independently optionally substituted with a cyano group, a fluorine atom, or a chlorine atom;ZL1 and ZL2 each independently represent a single bond, —CH2CH2—, —(CH2)4—, —OCH2—, —CH2O—, —COO—, —OCO—, —OCF2—, —CF2O—, —CH?N—N?CH—, —CH?CH—, —CF?CF—, or —C?C—;
in the case where nL1 is 2 or 3 and where AL2 is multiple, the multiple AL2's may be the same as or different from each other; in the case where nL1 is 2 or 3 and where ZL3 is multiple, the multiple ZL3's may be the same as or different from each other; and the compound represented by General Formula (L) excludes the compound represented by General Formula (i)).

US Pat. No. 10,113,102

ACTIVITY ENHANCED SCALE DISPERSANT FOR TREATING INORGANIC SULFIDE SCALES

Multi-Chem Group, LLC, S...

14. A composition comprising:a base fluid;
a scale inhibitor, wherein the scale inhibitor comprises a phosphonate;
a water clarifying agent, wherein the water clarifying agent comprises at least one compound selected from the group consisting of: a polyDADMAC, a DADMAC acrylamide copolymer, and any combination thereof; and
a sulfide precipitate.

US Pat. No. 10,113,088

LABEL MANUFACTURING METHOD AND LABEL

SATO HOLDINGS KABUSHIKI K...

1. A label manufacturing method comprising:applying a first adhesive to a base sheet to form an adhesive layer;
partially applying a second adhesive which is an acrylate-based bonding adhesive to the applied first adhesive layer, on the same side of the base sheet as the first adhesive layer;
irradiating the first adhesive and the partially applied acrylate-based bonding adhesive applied to the first adhesive layer with an ultraviolet ray such that only the acrylate-based bonding adhesive is cured; and
cutting the base sheet where the acrylate-based bonding adhesive has been applied to define a separated label.

US Pat. No. 10,113,057

METHOD FOR FORMING A POLYETHYLENE NANOCOMPOSITE

King Fahd University of P...

1. A method for forming a high-density polyethylene nanocomposite by polymerizing a mixture of ethylene and a calcium zirconate nanofiller, comprising:adding a zirconocene catalyst, the calcium zirconate nanofiller and a solvent to a reactor;
mixing the zirconocene catalyst and the calcium zirconate nanofiller in the solvent;
injecting ethylene into the reactor until absorption of ethylene is no longer observed; followed by
adding a methylaluminoxane cocatalyst into the reactor to from a catalyst mixture; then
polymerizing the ethylene by pressurizing the reactor with ethylene and maintaining a pressure of 1-1.5 bar to form a polymerization mixture; and then
quenching the polymerization mixture with methanol to form the high-density polyethylene nanocomposite;
wherein the calcium zirconate nanofiller is dispersed in a polyethylene matrix of the high-density polyethylene nanocomposite, and
the calcium zirconate nanofiller is not a support material for the zirconocene catalyst.

US Pat. No. 10,113,049

THERMOPLASTIC RESIN COMPOSITION

NIPPON NYUKAZAI CO., LTD....

1. A method for improving a gloss retention property of a thermoplastic resin composition comprising the step of combining(a) a thermoplastic resin, where said thermoplastic resin is not an aromatic polycarbonate resin or a polyvinyl chloride resin, and
(b) as ionically bonded salt represented by the following Chemical Formula (1) or (2):

in the Chemical Formula (I) above, R1 represents a substituted or unsubstituted linear, branched, or cyclic alkyl group having from 1 to 30 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group having from 6 to 30 carbon atoms where the aryl group is not substituted with an alkyl group, or a substituted or unsubstituted arylalkyl group having from 7 to 31 carbon atoms,
A is a linear or branched alkylene group having from 2 to 4 carbon atoms,
n represents an integer of 1 to 50,
Q1 represents at least one kind selected from the group consisting of a dimethylammonium ion, a trimethylammonium ion, a diethylammonium ion, a triethylammonium ion, a monopropylammonium ion, a dipropylammonium ion, a tripropylammonium ion, a monobutylammonium ion, a dibutylammonium ion, a tributylammonium ion, a monopentylammonium ion, a dipentylaminoammonium ion, a tripentylammonium ion, a monohexylammonium ion, a dihexylammonium ion, a monoheptylammonium ion, a diheptylammonium ion, a monooctylammonium ion, a dioctylammonium ion, a monononylammonium ion, a monodecylammonium ion, a monoundecylammonium ion, a monododecylammonium ion, a monotridecylammonium ion, a monotetradecylammonium ion, a monopentadecylammonium ion, a monohexadecylammonium ion, a monoheptadecylammonium ion, a monooctadecylammonium ion, a monononadecylammonium ion, a monoicosylammonium ion, a monohenicosylammonium ion, a monodocosylammonium ion, a monotricocylammonium ion, a methyl(ethyl)ammonium ion, a methyl(propyl)ammonium ion, a methyl(butyl)ammonium ion, a methyl(pentyl)ammonium ion, a methyl(hexyl)ammonium ion, a methyl(heptyl)ammonium ion, a methyl(octyl)ammonium ion, a methyl(nonyl)ammonium ion, a methyl(decyl)ammonium ion, a methyl(undecyl)ammonium ion, a methyl(dodecyl)ammonium ion, a methyl(tridecyl)ammonium ion, a methyl(tetradecyl)ammonium ion, a methyl(pentadecyl)ammonium ion, a methyl(hexadecyl)ammonium ion, a methyl(heptadecyl)ammonium ion, a methyl(octadecyl)ammonium ion, a methyl(nonadecyl)ammonium ion, a methyl(icosyl)ammonium ion, a methyl(henicosyl)ammonium ion, a methyl(tricosyl)ammonium ion, an ethyl(propyl)ammonium ion, an ethyl(butyl)ammonium ion, an ethyl(pentyl)ammonium ion, an ethyl(hexyl)ammonium ion, an ethyl(heptyl)ammonium ion, an ethyl(octyl)ammonium ion, an ethyl(nonyl)ammonium ion, an ethyl(decyl)ammonium ion, an ethyl(undecyl)ammonium ion, an ethyl(dodecyl)ammonium ion, an ethyl(tridecyl)ammonium ion, an ethyl(tetradecyl)ammonium ion, an ethyl(pentadecyl)ammonium ion, an ethyl(hexadecyl)ammonium ion, an ethyl(heptadecyl)ammonium ion, an ethyl(octadecyl)ammonium ion, an ethyl(nonadecyl)ammonium ion, an ethyl(icosyl)ammonium ion, an ethyl(henicosyl)ammonium ion, an ethyl(tricosyl)ammonium ion, a dimethyl(ethyl)ammonium ion, a dimethyl(propyl)ammonium ion, a dimethyl(butyl)ammonium ion, a dimethyl(pentyl)ammonium ion, a dimethyl(hexyl)ammonium ion, a dimethyl(heptyl)ammonium ion, a dimethyl(octyl)ammonium ion, a dimethyl(nonyl)ammonium ion, a dimethyl(decyl)ammonium ion, a dimethyl(undecyl)ammonium ion, a dimethyl(dodecyl)ammonium ion, a dimethyl(tridecyl)ammonium ion, a dimethyl(tetradecyl)ammonium ion, a dimethyl(pentadecyl)ammonium ion, a dimethyl(hexadecyl)ammonium ion, a dimethyl(heptadecyl)ammonium ion, a dimethyl(octadecyl)ammonium ion, a dimethyl(nonadecyl)ammonium ion, a dimethyl(icosyl)ammonium ion, a dimethyl(henicosyl)ammonium ion, a dimethyl(tricosyl)ammonium ion, a monobenzylammonium ion, a (1-phenethyl)ammonium ion, a (2-phenethyl)ammonium ion, a dibenzylammonium ion, a bis(1-phenethyl)ammonium ion, a bis(2-phenethyl)ammonium ion, a monocyclopentylammonium ion, a dicyclopentylammonium ion, a tricyclopentylammonium ion, a monocyclohexylammonium ion, a dicyclohexyl ammonium ion, a monocycloheptylammonium ion, a dicycloheptylammonium ion, a dimethyl(cyclopentyl)ammonium ion, a dimethyl(cyclohexyl)ammonium ion, a dimethyl(cycloheptyl)ammonium ion, a (methylcyclopentyl)ammonium ion, a bis(methylcyclopentyl)ammonium ion, a (dimethylcyclopentyl)ammonium ion, a bis(dimethylcyclopentyl)ammonium ion, a (ethylcyclopenty)ammonium ion, a bis(ethylcyclopentyl)ammonium ion, a (methylethylcyclopentyl)ammonium ion, a bis(methylethylcyclopentyl)ammonium ion, a (diethylcyclopentyl)ammonium ion, a (methylcyclohexyl)ammonium ion, a bis(methylcyclohexyl)ammonium ion, a (dimethylcyclohexyl)ammonium ion, a bis(dimethylcyclohexyl)ammonium ion, an (ethylcyclohexyl)ammonium ion, a bis(ethylcyclohexyl)ammonium ion, a (methylethylcyclohexyl)ammonium ion, a (diethylcyclohexyl)ammonium ion, a (methylcycloheptyl)ammonium ion, a bis(methylcycloheptyl)ammonium ion, a (dimethylcycloheptyl)ammonium ion, an (ethylcycloheptyl)ammonium ion, a (methylethylcycloheptyl)ammonium ion, a (diethylcycloheptyl)ammonium ion, a monomethanolammonium ion, a dimethanolammonium ion, a monoethanolammonium ion, a diethanolammonium ion, a mono(n-propanol)ammonium ion, a di(n-propanol)ammonium ion, a monoisopropanolammonium ion, a diisopropanolammonium ion, a monobutanolammonium ion, a dibutanolammonium ion, a tributanolammonium ion, a monopentanolammonium ion, a dipentanolammonium ion, a tripentanolammonium ion, a monohexanolammonium ion, a dihexanolammonium ion, a monoheptanolammonium ion, a diheptanolammonium ion, a monooctanolammonium ion, a monononanolanamonium ion, a monodecanolammonium ion, a monoundecanolammonium ion, a monododecanolammonium ion, a monotridecanolammonium ion, a monotetradecanolammonium ion, a monopentadecanolammonium ion, a monohexadecanolammonium ion, a monomethylmonoethanolammonium ion, a monoethylmonoethanolammonium ion, a monoethylmonopropanolammonium ion, a monoethylmonobutanolammonium ion, a monoetylpentanolammonium ion, a monopropylmonoethanolammonium ion, a monopropylmonopropanolammonium ion, a monopropylmonobutanolammonium ion, a monopropylmonopentanolammonium ion, a monobutylmonoethanolammonium ion, a monobutylmonopropanolammonium ion, a monobutylmonobutanolammonium ion, a monobutylmonopentanolammonium ion, a dimethylmonoethanolammonium ion, a diethylmonoethanolammonium ion, a diethylmonopropanolammonium ion, a diethylmonobutanolammonium ion, a diethylmonopentanolammonium ion, a dipropylmonoethanolammonium ion, a dipropylmonopropanolammonium ion, a dipropylmonobutanolammonium ion, a dipropylmonopentanolammonium ion, a dibutylmonoethanolammonium ion, a dibutylmonopropanolammonium ion, a dibutylmonobutanolammonium ion, a dibutylmonopentanolammonium ion, a monomethyldiethanolammonium ion, a monomethyldipropanolammonium ion, a monomethyldibutanolammonium ion, a monomethyldipentanolammonium ion, a monoethyldiethanolammonium ion, a monoethyldipropanolammonium ion, a monoethyldibutanolammonium ion, a monoethyldipentanolammonium ion, a monopropyldiethanolammonium ion, a monopropyldipropanolammonium ion, a monopropyldibutanolammonium ion, a monopropyldipentanolammonium ion, a monobutyldiethanolammonium ion, a monobutyidipropanolammonium ion, a monobutyldibutanolammonium ion, a monobutyldipentanolammonium ion, a monocyclohexylmonoethanolammonium ion, a monocyclohexyldiethanolammonium ion, a monocyclohexylmonopropanolammonium ion, a monocyclohexyldipropanolammonium ion, a mono(?-aminoethyl)monoethanolammonium ion, a monotert-butylmonoethanolammonium ion, and a mono(?-aminoethyl)isopropanolammonium ion,

in the Chemical Formula (2) above, R2represents 1,2-Bis(2-ethylhexyloxycarbonyl)ethyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group having from 6 to 30 carbon atoms where the aryl group is not substituted with an alkyl group, or a substituted or unsubstituted arylalkyl group having from 7 to 31 carbon atoms with the proviso that the aryl group is not a naphthyl group or not substituted with a substituted or unsubstituted phenyl group,
A is a linear or branched alkylene group having from 2 to 4 carbon atoms,
n represents an integer of 1 to 50,
Q2 represents at least one kind selected from the group consisting of a monomethanolammonium ion, a dimethanolammonium ion, a monoethanolammonium ion, a diethanolammonium ion, a mono(n-propanol)ammonium ion, a di(n-propanol)ammonium ion, a monoisopropanolammonium ion, a diisopropanolammonium ion, a monobutanolammnonium ion, a dibutanolammonium ion, a tributanolammonium ion, a monopentanolammonium ion, a dipentanolammonium ion, a tripentanolammonium ion, a monohexanolammonium ion, a dihexanolammonium ion, a monononanolammonium ion, a diheptanolammonium ion, a monooctanolammonium ion, a monononanolammonium ion, a monodecanolammonium ion, a monoundecanolammonium ion, a monoclodecanolammonium ion, a monotridecanolammonium ion, a monotetradecanolammonium ion, a monopentadecanolammonium ion, a monohexadecanolammonium ion, a monomethylmonothanolammonium ion, a monoethylmonoethanolammonium ion, a monoethylmonopropanolamnonium ion, a monoethylmonobutanolammonium ion, a monoethylpentanolammonium ion, a monopropylmonoethanolammonium ion, a monopropylmonopropanolammonium ion, a monopropylmonobutanolammonium ion, a monopropylmonopentanolammonium ion, a monobutymonoethanolammonium ion, a monobutylmonopentanolammonium ion, a monobutylmonobutanolammonium ion, a monobutylmonopentanolammonium ion, a dimethylmonoethanolammonium ion, a diethylmonoethanolammonium ion, a diethylmonopropanolammonium ion, a diethylmonobutanolammonium ion, a diethylmonopentanolammonium ion, a dipropylmonoethanolammonium ion, a dipropylmonopropanolammonium ion, a dipropylmonobutanolammonium ion, a dipropylmonopentanolammonium ion, a dibutylmonoethanolammonium ion, a dibutylmonopentanolammonium ion, a dibutylmonobutanolammonium ion, a dibutylmonopentanolammonium ion, a monomethyldiethanolammonium ion, a monomethyldipropanolammonium ion, a monomethyldibutanolammonium ion, a monomethyldipetanolammonium ion, a monoethyldiethanolammonium ion, a monoethyldipropanolammonium ion, a monoethyldibutanolammonium ion, a monoethyldipentanolammonium ion, a monopropyldiethanolammonium ion, a monopropyldipropanolammonium ion, a monopropyldibutanolammonium ion, a monopropyldipentanolammonium ion, a monobutyldiethanolammonium ion, a monobutyldipropanolammonium ion, a monobutyldibutanolaumonium ion, a monobutyldipentanolammonium ion, a monocyclohexylmonoethanolammonium ion, a monocyclohexyldiethanolammonium ion, a monocyclohexylmonopropanolammonium ion, a monocyclohexyldipropanolammonium ion, a mono(?-aminoethyl)monoethanolammenium ion, a monotert-butylmonoethanolammonium ion, a monotert-butyldiethanolammonium ion, a mono(?-aminoethyl)isopronanolammonium ion, and a diethylmonoisopropanolammonium ion, wherein the thermoplastic resin composition is in the form of an emulsion when the (b) ionically bonded salt is represented by the Chemical Formula (1) above.

US Pat. No. 10,113,047

EXFOLIATED GRAPHITE-RESIN COMPOSITE MATERIAL AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. An exfoliated graphite-resin composite material comprisingan exfoliated graphite and
a resin
said exfoliated graphite and said resin forming the exfoliated graphite-resin composite, and
when an amount of methylene blue adsorbed per g of the exfoliated graphite-resin composite material (?mol/g) is y, the amount of methylene blue adsorbed as measured based on a difference between an absorbance of a methanol solution of methylene blue at a concentration of 10 mg/L and an absorbance of a supernatant liquid obtained by introducing the exfoliated graphite-resin composite material into the methanol solution of methylene blue and performing centrifugation, and a BET specific surface area (m2/g) of the exfoliated graphite-resin composite material is x,
a ratio y/x being 0.15 or more, and the BET specific surface area being 25 m2/g or more, and
said exfoliated graphite-resin composite has a graphite structure in the central portion and has an exfoliated structure in the edge portion.

US Pat. No. 10,113,044

METHODS OF PROCESSING LATEX, METHODS OF MAKING CARPET, AND CARPETS

SST Foam, LLC, Alpharett...

1. A method of processing a latex stream, the method comprising:forwarding the latex stream to a reservoir of a foam head;
disposing an isocyanate into the reservoir of the foam head to form a foamed latex stream comprising the isocyanate; and
forwarding the foamed latex stream comprising the isocyanate from the reservoir of the foam head to a coating line;
wherein the concentration of the isocyanate in the foamed latex stream is about 0.5 to about 2.25%, by weight of the latex stream.

US Pat. No. 10,113,019

METHODS OF CHANGING POLYOLEFIN PRODUCTION CONDITIONS TO MITIGATE SMALL GELS IN A POLYOLEFIN ARTICLE

Univation Technologies, L...

1. A method comprising:contacting in a fluidized bed gas phase reactor an olefin monomer with a catalyst system in the presence of an induced condensing agent (ICA) and optionally hydrogen to produce a first polyolefin having a first melt index;
increasing by 10% or less (1) a concentration of the ICA in the reactor, (2) a residence time of the first polyolefin in the reactor, or (3) both to produce a second polyolefin having a second melt index, wherein the second melt index is within 10% of the first melt index; and
wherein a first thin film formed of the first polyolefin has a larger count of a small gel than a second thin film formed of the second polyolefin, wherein the first and second thin film are produced by a same procedure, and wherein the small gel is a gel particle having a diameter of 201 microns to 600 microns and counting the small gel is determined by surface inspection of a 50 micron ±5 micron thin film using optoelectronic analysis.

US Pat. No. 10,112,968

INHIBITORS OF PROTEIN METHYLTRANSFERASE DOT1L AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

Epizyme, Inc., Cambridge...

1. A compound of Formula (IIa) or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or ester thereof:wherein,A is O or CH2;
each of G and J, independently, is H, halo, C(O)OH, C(O)O—C1-C6 alkyl or ORa, Ra being H, C1-C6 alkyl, C(O)—C1-C6 alkyl, or silyl, wherein C(O)O—C2-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkyl or C(O)—C1-C6 alkyl is optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from the group consisting of halo, cyano hydroxyl, carboxyl, C1-C6 alkoxyl, amino, mono-C1-C6 alkylamino, di-C1-C6 alkylamino, and C3-C8 cycloalkyl;
each X independently is N or CRx, in which Rx is H, halo, hydroxyl, carboxyl, cyano, or RS1, RS1 being amino, C1-C6 alkoxyl, C1-C6 alkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, C3-C8 cycloalkyl, C6-C10 aryl, 4 to 6-membered heterocycloalkyl, or 5 to 6-membered heteroaryl, and RS1 being optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from the group consisting of halo, hydroxyl, carboxyl, cyano, C1-C6 alkoxyl, amino, mono-C1-C6 alkylamino, di-C1-C6 alkylamino, C3-C8 cycloalkyl, C6-C10 aryl, 4 to 6-membered heterocycloalkyl, and 5 to 6-membered heteroaryl;
L1 is N(Y), S, SO, or SO2;
L2 is CO or absent when L1 is N(Y) or L2 is absent when L1 is S, SO, or SO2, in which Y is H, Rd, SO2Rd, or CORd when L2 is absent, or Y is H or Rd when L2 is CO, Rd being C1-C6 alkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, C3-C8 cycloalkyl, C6-C10 aryl, 4 to 6-membered heterocycloalkyl, or 5 to 6-membered heteroaryl, and Rd being optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from the group consisting of C1-C6 alkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, halo, hydroxyl, carboxyl, cyano, C1-C6 alkoxyl, C1-C6 alkylsulfonyl, amino, mono-C1-C6 alkylamino, di-C1-C6 alkylamino, C3-C8 cycloalkyl, C6-C10 aryl, 4 to 6-membered heterocycloalkyl, and 5 to 6-membered heteroaryl and with C3-C8 cycloalkyl, C6-C10 aryl, 4 to 6-membered heterocycloalkyl, or 5 to 6-membered heteroaryl further optionally substituted with C1-C6 alkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, halo, hydroxyl, carboxyl, C(O)OH, C(O)O—C1-C6 alkyl, OC(O)—C1-C6 alkyl, cyano, C1-C6 alkoxyl, amino, mono-C1-C6 alkylamino, di-C1-C6 alkylamino, C3-C8 cycloalkyl, C6-C10 aryl, 4 to 6-membered heterocycloalkyl, or 5 to 6-membered heteroaryl;
each of R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, and R7, independently, is H, halo, hydroxyl, carboxyl, cyano, RS2, RS2 being amino, C1-C6 alkoxyl, C1-C6 alkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, or C2-C6 alkynyl, and each RS2 being optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from the group consisting of halo, hydroxyl, carboxyl, cyano, C1-C6 alkoxyl, amino, mono-C1-C6 alkylamino, di-C1-C6 alkylamino, C3-C8 cycloalkyl, C6-C10 aryl, 4 to 6-membered heterocycloalkyl, and 5 to 6-membered heteroaryl;
R8 is H, halo or RS3, RS3 being C1-C6 alkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, or C2-C6 alkynyl, and RS3 being optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from the group consisting of halo, hydroxyl, carboxyl, cyano amino, C1-C6 alkoxyl, mono-C1-C6 alkylamino, di-C1-C6 alkylamino, and C3-C8 cycloalkyl; and
Q is H, NH2, NHRb, NRbRc, Rb, ?O, OH, or ORb, in which each of Rb and Rc independently is C1-C6 alkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, C3-C8 cycloalkyl, C6-C10 aryl, 4 to 7-membered heterocycloalkyl, 5 to 10-membered heteroaryl, or -M1-T1 in which M1 is a bond or C1-C6 alkyl linker optionally substituted with halo, cyano, hydroxyl or C1-C6 alkoxyl and T1 is C3-C8 cycloalkyl, C6-C10 aryl, 4 to 6-membered heterocycloalkyl, or 5 to 10-membered heteroaryl, or Rb and Rc, together with the N atom to which they attach, form 4 to 7-membered heterocycloalkyl having 0 or 1 additional heteroatoms to the N atom optionally substituted with C1-C6 alkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, halo, hydroxyl, carboxyl, C(O)OH, C(O)O—C1-C6 alkyl, OC(O)—C1-C6 alkyl, cyano, C1-C6 alkoxyl, amino, mono-C1-C6 alkylamino, di-C1-C6 alkylamino, C3-C8 cycloalkyl, C6-C10 aryl, 4 to 6-membered heterocycloalkyl, or 5 to 6-membered heteroaryl, and each of Rb, Rc, and T1 is optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from the group consisting of C1-C6 alkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, halo, hydroxyl, carboxyl, cyano, C1-C6 alkoxyl, amino, mono-C1-C6 alkylamino, di-C1-C6 alkylamino, C3-C8 cycloalkyl, C6-C10 aryl, 4 to 6-membered heterocycloalkyl, and 5 to 6-membered heteroaryl;
R9 is
in which:each of Re, Rf, Rg, and Rh, independently is -M2-T2, in which M2 is a bond, SO2, SO, S, CO, CO2, O, O—C1-C4 alkyl linker, C1-C4 alkyl linker, NH, or N(Rt), Rt being C1-C6 alkyl, and T2 is H, halo, or RS4, RS4 being C1-C6 alkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, C3-C8 cycloalkyl, C6-C10 aryl, 4 to 8-membered heterocycloalkyl, or 5 to 10-membered heteroaryl, and each of O—C1-C4 alkyl linker, C1-C4 alkyl linker, Rt, and RS4 being optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from the group consisting of halo, hydroxyl, carboxyl, cyano, C1-C6 alkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, C1-C6 alkoxyl, amino, mono-C1-C6 alkylamino, di-C1-C6 alkylamino, C3-C8 cycloalkyl, C6-C10 aryl, 4 to 6-membered heterocycloalkyl, and 5 to 6-membered heteroaryl, Ri is H or C1-C6 alkyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from the group consisting of halo, hydroxyl, carboxyl, cyano, C1-C6 alkoxyl, amino, mono-C1-C6 alkylamino, di-C1-C6 alkylamino, C3-C8 cycloalkyl, C6-C10 aryl, 4 to 6-membered heterocycloalkyl, and 5 to 6-membered heteroaryl;
q is 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4;
m is 0, 1, or 2; and
n is 0, 1, or 2.

US Pat. No. 10,112,966

SUBSTITUTED NUCLEOSIDES, NUCLEOTIDES AND ANALOGS THEREOF

Alios BioPharma, Inc., S...

1. A compound selected from the group consisting of:or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt of the foregoing.

US Pat. No. 10,112,962

BORON-BASED PRODRUG STRATEGY FOR INCREASED BIOAVAILABILITY AND LOWER-DOSAGE REQUIREMENTS FOR DRUG MOLECULES CONTAINING AT LEAST ONE PHENOL (OR AROMATIC HYDROXYL) GROUP

XAVIER UNIVERSITY, New O...

1. A compound of Formula 29:
wherein R is selected from the group consisting of:

 KF3B; (HO)2B; and NaF3B; and
wherein the boron atom is the point of attachment in each R variable substituent, and any salts thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,112,951

PDE1 INHIBITOR

Eli Lilly and Company, I...

1. A method of treating chronic kidney disease in a patient, comprising administering to a patient in need thereof an effective amount of a compound of the formula:

US Pat. No. 10,112,950

SUBSTITUTED IMIDAZO[1,2-A]PYRAZINES AS LSD1 INHIBITORS

Incyte Corporation, Wilm...

1. A method for inhibiting lysine specific demethylase-1 activity in a patient, comprising administering to the patient a therapeutically effective amount of a compound of Formula I:or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein:Ring A is C6-10 aryl or 5-10 membered heteroaryl comprising carbon and 1, 2, 3, or 4 heteroatoms selected from N, O, and S, wherein said C6-10 aryl and 5-10 membered heteroaryl are each optionally substituted by 1, 2, 3, or 4 substituents independently selected from RA;
Ring B is C6-10 aryl; 5-10 membered heteroaryl comprising carbon and 1, 2, 3 or 4 heteroatoms selected from N, O, and S; C3-10 cycloalkyl; or 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl comprising carbon and 1, 2, 3 or 4 heteroatoms selected from N, O, and S; wherein said C6-10 aryl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl, C3-10 cycloalkyl, and 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl are each optionally substituted by 1, 2, 3, or 4 substituents independently selected from RB;
R1 is halo, C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, Cy1, CN, ORa1, SRa1, C(O)Rb1, C(O)NRc1Rd1, C(O)ORa1, OC(O)Rb1, OC(O)NRc1Rd1, NRc1Rd1, NRc1C(O)Rb1, NRc1C(O)ORa1, NRc1C(O)NRc1Rd1, C(?NRe1)Rb1, C(?NRe1)NRc1Rd1, NRc1C(?NRe1)NRc1Rd1, NRc1S(O)Rb1, NRc1S(O)2Rb1, NRc1S(O)2NRc1Rd1, S(O)Rb1, S(O)NRc1Rd1, S(O)2Rb1, or S(O)2NRc1Rd1; wherein said C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, and C2-6 alkynyl are each optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 substituents independently selected from Cy1, halo, CN, OH, ORa1, SRa1, C(O)Rb1, C(O)NRc1Rd1, C(O)ORa1, OC(O)Rb1, OC(O)NRc1Rd1, NRc1Rd1, NRc1C(O)Rb1, NRc1C(O)ORa1, NRc1C(O)NRc1Rd1, C(?NRe1)Rb1, C(?NRe1)NRc1Rd1, NRc1C(?NRe1)NRc1Rd1, NRc1S(O)Rb1, NRc1S(O)2Rb1, NRc1S(O)2NRc1Rd1, S(O)Rb1, S(O)NRc1Rd1, S(O)2Rb1, and S(O)2NRc1Rd1;
R2 and R3 are each independently selected from H, halo, C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, Cy2, CN, ORa2, SRa2, C(O)Rb2, C(O)NRc2Rd2, C(O)ORa2, OC(O)Rb2, OC(O)NRc2Rd2, NRc2Rd2, NRc2C(O)Rb2, NRc2C(O)ORa2, NRc2C(O)NRc2Rd2, C(?NRe2)Rb2, C(?NRe2)NRc2Rd2, NRc2C(?NRe2)NRc2Rd2, NRc2S(O)Rb2, NRc2S(O)2Rb2, NRc2S(O)2NRc2Rd2, S(O)Rb2, S(O)NRc2Rd2, S(O)2Rb2, and S(O)2NRc2Rd2; wherein said C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, and C2-6 alkynyl are each optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 substituents independently selected from Cy2, halo, CN, ORa2, SRa2, C(O)Rb2, C(O)NRc2Rd2, C(O)ORa2, OC(O)Rb2, OC(O)NRc2Rd2, NRc2Rd2, NRc2C(O)Rb2, NRc2C(O)ORa2, NRc2C(O)NRc2Rd2, C(?NRe2)Rb2, C(?NRe2)NRc2Rd2, NRc2C(?NRe2)NRc2Rd2, NRc2S(O)Rb2, NRc2S(O)2Rb2, NRc2S(O)2NRc2Rd2, S(O)Rb2, S(O)NRc2Rd2, S(O)2Rb2, and S(O)2NRc2Rd2;
each RA is independently selected from halo, C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, CN, NO2, ORa4, SRa4, C(O)Rb4, C(O)NRc4Rd4, C(O)ORa4, OC(O)Rb4, OC(O)NRc4Rd4, NRc4Rd4, NRc4C(O)Rb4, NRc4C(O)ORa4, NRc4C(O)NRc4Rd4, C(?NRe4)Rb4, C(?NRe4)NRc4Rd4, NRc4C(?NRe4)NRc4Rd4, NRc4S(O)Rb4, NRc4S(O)2Rb4, NRc4S(O)2NRc4Rd4, S(O)Rb4, S(O)NRc4Rd4, S(O)2Rb4, and S(O)2NRc4Rd4, wherein said C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, and C2-6 alkynyl are each optionally substituted by 1, 2, or 3, substituents independently selected from halo, C1-6 haloalkyl, CN, NO2, ORa4, SRa4, C(O)Rb4, C(O)NRc4Rd4, C(O)ORa4, OC(O)Rb4, OC(O)NRc4Rd4, NRc4Rd4, NRc4C(O)Rb4, NRc4C(O)ORa4, NRc4C(O)NRc4Rd4, C(?NRe4)Rb4, C(?NRe4)NRc4Rd4, NRc4C(?NRe4)NRc4Rd4, NRc4S(O)Rb4, NRc4S(O)2Rb4, NRc4S(O)2NRc4Rd4, S(O)Rb4, S(O)NRc4Rd4, S(O)2Rb4, and S(O)2NRc4Rd4;
each RB is independently selected from Cy3, halo, C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, CN, NO2, ORa5, SRa5, C(O)Rb5, C(O)NRc5Rd5, C(O)ORa5, OC(O)Rb5, OC(O)NRc5Rd5, NRc5Rd5, NRc5C(O)Rb5, NRc5C(O)ORa5, NRc5C(O)NRc5Rd5, C(?NRe5)Rb5, C(?NRe5)NRc5Rd5, NRc5C(?NRe5)NRc5Rd5, NRc5S(O)Rb5, NRc5S(O)2Rb5, NRc5S(O)2NRc5Rd5, S(O)Rb5, S(O)NRc5Rd5, S(O)2Rb5, and S(O)2NRc5Rd5, wherein said C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, and C2-6 alkynyl are each optionally substituted by 1, 2, or 3 substituents independently selected from Cy3, halo, C1-6 haloalkyl, CN, NO2, ORa5, SRa5, C(O)Rb5, C(O)NRc5Rd5, C(O)ORa5, OC(O)Rb5, OC(O)NRc5Rd5, NRc5Rd5, NRc5C(O)Rb5, NRc5C(O)ORa5, NRc5C(O)NRc5Rd5, C(?NRe5)Rb5, C(?NRe5)NRc5Rd5, NRc5C(?NRe5)NRc5Rd5, NRc5S(O)Rb5, NRc5S(O)2Rb5, NRc5S(O)2NRc5Rd5, S(O)Rb5, S(O)NRc5Rd5, S(O)2Rb5, and S(O)2NRc5Rd5;
each Cy1, Cy2, Cy3, and Cy4 is independently selected from C6-10 aryl, C3-10 cycloalkyl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl, and 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl, each of which is optionally substituted with 1, 2, 3, or 4 substituents independently selected from RCy;
each RCy is independently selected from halo, C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 haloalkyl, C1-4 cyanoalkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, phenyl, C3-7 cycloalkyl, 5-6 membered heteroaryl, 4-7 membered heterocycloalkyl, phenyl-C1-4 alkyl-, C3-7 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkyl-, (5-6 membered heteroaryl)-C1-4 alkyl-, and (4-7 membered heterocycloalkyl)-C1-4 alkyl-, CN, NO2, ORa6, SRa6, C(O)Rb6, C(O)NRc6Rd6, C(O)ORa6, OC(O)Rb6, OC(O)NRc6Rd6, C(?NRe6)NRc6Rd6, NRc6C(?NRe6)NRc6Rd6, NRc6Rd6, NRc6C(O)Rb6, NRc6C(O)ORa6, NRc6C(O)NRc6Rd6, NRc6S(O)Rb6, NRc6S(O)2Rb6, NRc6S(O)2NRc6Rd6, S(O)Rb6, S(O)NRc6Rd6, S(O)2Rb6, and S(O)2NRc6Rd6, wherein said C1-4 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, phenyl, C3-7 cycloalkyl, 5-6 membered heteroaryl, 4-7 membered heterocycloalkyl, phenyl-C1-4 alkyl-, C3-7 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkyl-, (5-6 membered heteroaryl)-C1-4 alkyl-, and (4-7 membered heterocycloalkyl)-C1-4 alkyl- are each optionally substituted by 1, 2, or 3 substituents independently selected from C1-6 alkyl, C1-4 haloalkyl, C1-6 cyanoalkyl, halo, CN, NO2, ORa6, SRa6, C(O)Rb6, C(O)NRc6Rd6, C(O)ORa6, OC(O)Rb6, OC(O)NRc6Rd6, C(?NRe6)NRc6Rd6, NRc6C(?NRe6)NRc6Rd6, NRc6Rd6, NRc6C(O)Rb6, NRc6C(O)ORa6, NRc6C(O)NRc6Rd6, NRc6S(O)Rb6, NRc6S(O)2Rb6, NRc6S(O)2NRc6Rd6, S(O)Rb6, S(O)NRc6Rd6, S(O)2Rb6, and S(O)2NRc6Rd6;
each Ra1 is independently selected from C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, and Cy4; wherein said C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, and C2-6 alkynyl are each optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 substituents independently selected from Cy4, halo, CN, ORa3, SRa3, C(O)Rb3, C(O)NRc3Rd3, C(O)ORa3, OC(O)Rb3, OC(O)NRc3Rd3, NRc3Rd3, NRc3C(O)Rb3, NRc3C(O)ORa3, NRc3C(O)NRc3Rd3, C(?NRe3)Rb3, C(?NRe3)NRc3Rd3, NRc3C(?NRe3)NRc3Rd3, NRc3S(O)Rb3, NRc3S(O)2Rb3, NRc3S(O)2NRc3Rd3, S(O)Rb3, S(O)NRc3Rd3, S(O)2Rb3, and S(O)2NRc3Rd3;
each Rb1, Rc1, and Rd1 is independently selected from H, C1-6 alkyl, C1-4 haloalkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C6-10 aryl, C3-10 cycloalkyl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl, 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl-C1-4 alkyl-, C3-10 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkyl-, (5-10 membered heteroaryl)-C1-4 alkyl-, and (4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl)-C1-4 alkyl-, wherein said C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C6-10 aryl, C3-10 cycloalkyl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl, 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl-C1-4 alkyl-, C3-10 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkyl-, (5-10 membered heteroaryl)-C1-4 alkyl-, and (4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl)-C1-4 alkyl- are each optionally substituted with 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 substituents independently selected from C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 haloalkyl, C1-4 cyanoalkyl, halo, CN, ORa7, SRa7, C(O)Rb7, C(O)NRc7Rd7, C(O)ORa7, OC(O)Rb7, OC(O)NRc7Rd7, NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(O)Rb7, NRc7C(O)NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(O)ORa7, C(?NRe7)NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(?NRe7)NRc7Rd7, S(O)Rb7, S(O)NRc7Rd7, S(O)2Rb7, NRc7S(O)2Rb7, NRc7S(O)2NRc7Rd7, and S(O)2NRc7Rd7;
or any Rc1 and Rd1 together with the N atom to which they are attached form a 4-, 5-, 6-, or 7-membered heterocycloalkyl group optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 substituents independently selected from C1-6 alkyl, C3-7 cycloalkyl, 4-7 membered heterocycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl, 5-6 membered heteroaryl, C1-6 haloalkyl, halo, CN, ORa7, SRa7, C(O)Rb7, C(O)NRc7Rd7, C(O)ORa7, OC(O)Rb7, OC(O)NRc7Rd7, NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(O)Rb7, NRc7C(O)NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(O)ORa7, C(?NRe7)NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(?NRe7)NRc7Rd7, S(O)Rb7, S(O)NRc7Rd7, S(O)2Rb7, NRc7S(O)2Rb7, NRc7S(O)2NRc7Rd7, and S(O)2NRc7Rd7, wherein said C1-6 alkyl, C3-7 cycloalkyl, 4-7 membered heterocycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl, and 5-6 membered heteroaryl are each optionally substituted by 1, 2, or 3 substituents independently selected from halo, C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 haloalkyl, C1-4 cyanoalkyl, CN, ORa7, SRa7, C(O)Rb7, C(O)NRc7Rd7, C(O)ORa7, OC(O)Rb7, OC(O)NRc7Rd7, NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(O)Rb7, NRc7C(O)NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(O)ORa7, C(?NRe7)NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(?NRe7)NRc7Rd7, S(O)Rb7, S(O)NRc7Rd7, S(O)2Rb7, NRc7S(O)2Rb7, NRc7S(O)2NRc7Rd7, and S(O)2NRc7Rd7;
each Ra2, Rb2, Rc2, and Rd2 is independently selected from H, C1-6 alkyl, C1-4 haloalkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C6-10 aryl, C3-10 cycloalkyl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl, 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl-C1-4 alkyl-, C3-10 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkyl-, (5-10 membered heteroaryl)-C1-4 alkyl-, and (4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl)-C1-4 alkyl-, wherein said C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C6-10 aryl, C3-10 cycloalkyl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl, 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl-C1-4 alkyl-, C3-10 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkyl-, (5-10 membered heteroaryl)-C1-4 alkyl-, and (4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl)-C1-4 alkyl- are each optionally substituted with 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 substituents independently selected from C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 haloalkyl, C1-4 cyanoalkyl, halo, CN, ORa7, SRa7, C(O)Rb7, C(O)NRc7Rd7, C(O)ORa7, OC(O)Rb7, OC(O)NRc7Rd7, NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(O)Rb7, NRc7C(O)NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(O)ORa7, C(?NRe7)NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(?NRe7)NRc7Rd7, S(O)Rb7, S(O)NRc7Rd7, S(O)2Rb7, NRc7S(O)2Rb7, NRc7S(O)2NRc7Rd7, and S(O)2NRc7Rd7;
or any Rc2 and Rd2 together with the N atom to which they are attached form a 4-, 5-, 6-, or 7-membered heterocycloalkyl group optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 substituents independently selected from C1-6 alkyl, C3-7 cycloalkyl, 4-7 membered heterocycloalkyl, phenyl, 5-6 membered heteroaryl, C1-6 haloalkyl, halo, CN, ORa7, SRa7, C(O)Rb7, C(O)NRc7Rd7, C(O)ORa7, OC(O)Rb7, OC(O)NRc7Rd7, NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(O)Rb7, NRc7C(O)NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(O)ORa7, C(?NRe7)NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(?NRe7)NRc7Rd7, S(O)Rb7, S(O)NRc7Rd7, S(O)2Rb7, NRc7S(O)2Rb7, NR7S(O)2NRc7Rd7, and S(O)2NRc7Rd7, wherein said C1-6 alkyl, C3-7 cycloalkyl, 4-7 membered heterocycloalkyl, phenyl, and 5-6 membered heteroaryl are each optionally substituted by 1, 2, or 3 substituents independently selected from halo, C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 haloalkyl, C1-4 cyanoalkyl, CN, ORa7, SRa7, C(O)Rb7, C(O)NRc7Rd7, C(O)ORa7, OC(O)Rb7, OC(O)NRc7Rd7, NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(O)Rb7, NRc7C(O)NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(O)ORa7, C(?NRe7)NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(?NRe7)NRc7Rd7, S(O)Rb7, S(O)NRc7Rd7, S(O)2Rb7, NRc7S(O)2Rb7, NRc7S(O)2NRc7Rd7, and S(O)2NRc7Rd7;
each Ra3, Rb3, Rc3, and Rd3 is independently selected from H, C1-6 alkyl, C1-4 haloalkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C6-10 aryl, C3-10 cycloalkyl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl, 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl-C1-4 alkyl-, C3-10 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkyl-, (5-10 membered heteroaryl)-C1-4 alkyl-, and (4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl)-C1-4 alkyl-, wherein said C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C6-10 aryl, C3-10 cycloalkyl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl, 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl-C1-4 alkyl-, C3-10 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkyl-, (5-10 membered heteroaryl)-C1-4 alkyl-, and (4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl)-C1-4 alkyl- are each optionally substituted with 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 substituents independently selected from C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 haloalkyl, C1-4 cyanoalkyl, halo, CN, ORa7, SRa7, C(O)Rb7, C(O)NRc7Rd7, C(O)ORa7, OC(O)Rb7, OC(O)NRc7Rd7, NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(O)Rb7, NRc7C(O)NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(O)ORa7, C(?NRe7)NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(?NRe7)NRc7Rd7, S(O)Rb7, S(O)NRc7Rd7, S(O)2Rb7, NRc7S(O)2Rb7, NRc7S(O)2NRc7Rd7, and S(O)2NRc7Rd7;
or any Rc3 and Rd3 together with the N atom to which they are attached form a 4-, 5-, 6-, or 7-membered heterocycloalkyl group optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 substituents independently selected from C1-6 alkyl, C3-7 cycloalkyl, 4-7 membered heterocycloalkyl, phenyl, 5-6 membered heteroaryl, C1-6 haloalkyl, halo, CN, ORa7, SRa7, C(O)Rb7, C(O)NRc7Rd7, C(O)ORa7, OC(O)Rb7, OC(O)NRc7Rd7, NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(O)Rb7, NRc7C(O)NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(O)ORa7, C(?NRe7)NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(?NRe7)NRc7Rd7, S(O)Rb7, S(O)NRc7Rd7, S(O)2Rb7, NRc7S(O)2Rb7, NRc7S(O)2NRc7Rd7, and S(O)2NRc7Rd7, wherein said C1-6 alkyl, C3-7 cycloalkyl, 4-7 membered heterocycloalkyl, phenyl, and 5-6 membered heteroaryl are each optionally substituted by 1, 2, or 3 substituents independently selected from halo, C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 haloalkyl, C1-4 cyanoalkyl, CN, ORa7, SRa7, C(O)Rb7, C(O)NRc7Rd7, C(O)ORa7, OC(O)Rb7, OC(O)NRc7Rd7, NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(O)Rb7, NRc7C(O)NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(O)ORa7, C(?NRe7)NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(?NRe7)NRc7Rd7, S(O)Rb7, S(O)NRc7Rd7, S(O)2Rb7, NRc7S(O)2Rb7, NRc7S(O)2NRc7Rd7, and S(O)2NRc7Rd7;
each Ra4, Rb4, Rc4, and Rd4 is independently selected from H, C1-6 alkyl, C1-4 haloalkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, and C2-6 alkynyl, wherein said C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, and C2-6 alkynyl are each optionally substituted with 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 substituents independently selected from C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 haloalkyl, C1-4 cyanoalkyl, halo, CN, ORa7, SRa7, C(O)Rb7, C(O)NRc7Rd7, C(O)ORa7, OC(O)Rb7, OC(O)NRc7Rd7, NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(O)Rb7, NRc7C(O)NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(O)ORa7, C(?NRe7)NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(?NRe7)NRc7Rd7, S(O)Rb7, S(O)NRc7Rd7, S(O)2Rb7, NRc7S(O)2Rb7, NRc7S(O)2NRc7Rd7, and S(O)2NRc7Rd7;
or any Rc4 and Rd4 together with the N atom to which they are attached form a 4-, 5-, 6-, or 7-membered heterocycloalkyl group optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 substituents independently selected from C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, halo, CN, ORa7, SRa7, C(O)Rb7, C(O)NRc7Rd7, C(O)ORa7, OC(O)Rb7, OC(O)NRc7Rd7, NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(O)Rb7, NRc7C(O)NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(O)ORa7, C(?NRe7)NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(?NRe7)NRc7Rd7, S(O)Rb7, S(O)NRc7Rd7, S(O)2Rb7, NRc7S(O)2Rb7, NRc7S(O)2NRc7Rd7, and S(O)2NRc7Rd7;
each Ra5, Rb5, Rc5, and Rd5 is independently selected from H, C1-6 alkyl, C1-4 haloalkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C6-10 aryl, C3-10 cycloalkyl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl, 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl-C1-4 alkyl-, C3-10 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkyl-, (5-10 membered heteroaryl)-C1-4 alkyl-, and (4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl)-C1-4 alkyl-, wherein said C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C6-10 aryl, C3-10 cycloalkyl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl, 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl-C1-4 alkyl-, C3-10 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkyl-, (5-10 membered heteroaryl)-C1-4 alkyl-, and (4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl)-C1-4 alkyl- are each optionally substituted with 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 substituents independently selected from C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 haloalkyl, C1-4 cyanoalkyl, halo, CN, ORa7, SRa7, C(O)Rb7, C(O)NRc7Rd7, C(O)ORa7, OC(O)Rb7, OC(O)NRc7Rd7, NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(O)Rb7, NRc7C(O)NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(O)ORa7, C(?NRe7)NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(?NRe7)NRc7Rd7, S(O)Rb7, S(O)NRc7Rd7, S(O)2Rb7, NRc7S(O)2Rb7, NRc7S(O)2NRc7Rd7, and S(O)2NRc7Rd7;
or any Rc5 and Rd5 together with the N atom to which they are attached form a 4-, 5-, 6-, or 7-membered heterocycloalkyl group optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 substituents independently selected from C1-6 alkyl, C3-7 cycloalkyl, 4-7 membered heterocycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl, 5-6 membered heteroaryl, C1-6 haloalkyl, halo, CN, ORa7, SRa7, C(O)Rb7, C(O)NRc7Rd7, C(O)ORa7, OC(O)Rb7, OC(O)NRc7Rd7, NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(O)Rb7, NRc7C(O)NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(O)ORa7, C(?NRe7)NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(?NRe7)NRc7Rd7, S(O)Rb7, S(O)NRc7Rd7, S(O)2Rb7, NRc7S(O)2Rb7, NRc7S(O)2NRc7Rd7, and S(O)2NRc7Rd7, wherein said C1-6 alkyl, C3-7 cycloalkyl, 4-7 membered heterocycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl, and 5-6 membered heteroaryl are each optionally substituted by 1, 2, or 3 substituents independently selected from halo, C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 haloalkyl, C1-4 cyanoalkyl, CN, ORa7, SRa7, C(O)Rb7, C(O)NRc7Rd7, C(O)ORa7, OC(O)Rb7, OC(O)NRc7Rd7, NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(O)Rb7, NRc7C(O)NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(O)ORa7, C(?NRe7)NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(?NRe7)NRc7Rd7, S(O)Rb7, S(O)NRc7Rd7, S(O)2Rb7, NRc7S(O)2Rb7, NRc7S(O)2NRc7Rd7, and S(O)2NRc7Rd7;
each Ra6, Rb6, Rc6, and Rd6 is independently selected from H, C1-6 alkyl, C1-4 haloalkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, and C2-6 alkynyl, wherein said C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, and C2-6 alkynyl are each optionally substituted with 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 substituents independently selected from C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 haloalkyl, C1-4 cyanoalkyl, halo, CN, ORa7, SRa7, C(O)Rb7, C(O)NRc7Rd7, C(O)ORa7, OC(O)Rb7, OC(O)NRc7Rd7, NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(O)Rb7, NRc7C(O)NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(O)ORa7, C(?NRe7)NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(?NRe7)NRc7Rd7, S(O)Rb7, S(O)NRc7Rd7, S(O)2Rb7, NRc7S(O)2Rb7, NRc7S(O)2NRc7Rd7, and S(O)2NRc7Rd7;
or any Rc6 and Rd6 together with the N atom to which they are attached form a 4-, 5-, 6-, or 7-membered heterocycloalkyl group optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 substituents independently selected from C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, halo, CN, ORa7, SRa7, C(O)Rb7, C(O)NRc7Rd7, C(O)ORa7, OC(O)Rb7, OC(O)NRc7Rd7, NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(O)Rb7, NRc7C(O)NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(O)ORa7, C(?NRe7)NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(?NRe7)NRc7Rd7, S(O)Rb7, S(O)NRc7Rd7, S(O)2Rb7, NRc7S(O)2Rb7, NRc7S(O)2NRc7Rd7, and S(O)2NRc7Rd7;
each Ra7, Rb7, Rc7, and Rd7 is independently selected from H, C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 haloalkyl, C2-4 alkenyl, and C2-4 alkynyl, wherein said C1-4 alkyl, C2-4 alkenyl, and C2-4 alkynyl are each optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 substituents independently selected from OH, CN, amino, halo, C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 alkoxy, C1-4 alkylthio, C1-4 alkylamino, di(C1-4 alkyl)amino, C1-4 haloalkyl, and C1-4 haloalkoxy; and
each Re1, Re2, Re3, Re4, Re5, Re6, and Re7 is independently selected from H, C1-4 alkyl, and CN.

US Pat. No. 10,112,946

COMPOSITION

GlaxoSmithKline LLC, Wil...

1. A pharmaceutical dosage form comprising Compound (I):or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, and means for providing a metered-dose of Compound (I), or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, which provides about 10 nanogrammes of Compound (I) per actuation of the metering means.

US Pat. No. 10,112,927

INHIBITORS OF CYCLIN-DEPENDENT KINASE 7 (CDK7)

Dana-Farber Cancer Instit...

1. A compound of Formula (I):or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof;wherein:Ring A is

each instance of RA1 is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and alkyl;
each instance of RA2 is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halogen, alkyl, aryl, and heteroaryl;
Ring B is of the formula:

RB1 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and alkyl,
WB is CRB2, wherein RB2 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, cyano, halogen, optionally substituted alkyl, carbocyclyl, and ORB2a,
wherein RB2a is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and alkyl;
or RB1 and RB2 are joined to form a carbocyclyl or aryl ring;
X is NRX—, wherein RX is hydrogen or C1-6 alkyl;
L2 is —NRL2aC(?O)— or —NRL2aS(?O)2—, wherein RL2a is hydrogen or C1-6 alkyl;
each instance of RC is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halogen, and alkyl;
n is 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4;
each instance of RD is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halogen, alkyl, and —N(RD1)2,
wherein each occurrence of RD1 is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and alkyl;
p is 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4;
RE is

RE and L2 are para or meta to each other;
L3 is —NRL3a— or an optionally substituted C1-4 hydrocarbon chain, wherein RL3a is hydrogen;
RE1 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and alkyl;
RE2 is hydrogen or alkyl;
RE3 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, alkyl, —CH2ORE3a, and —CH2N(RE3a)2,
wherein each occurrence of RE3a is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, alkyl,

 and alkynyl; and
Y is O;
wherein “substituted” within each of RB2 and L3, refers independently to halogen, cyano, —NO2, —OH, —ORaa, —N(Rbb)2, —SH, —SRaa,—C(?O)Raa, —CO2H, —CHO, —CO2Raa, —OC(?O)Raa, —OCO2Raa, —C(?O)N(Rbb)2, —OC(?O)N(Rbb)2, —NRbbC(?O)Raa, —NRbbCO2Raa, —NRbbC(?O)N(Rbb)2, —C(?NRbb)Raa,—C(?NRbb)N(Rbb)2,—NRbbC(?NRbb)N(Rbb)2;
each of Raa is independently alkyl; and
each of Rbb is independently hydrogen or alkyl.

US Pat. No. 10,112,922

INHIBITOR OF BRUTON'S TYROSINE KINASE

Centaurus BioPharma Co., ...

1. A compound represented by Formula (III), or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, solvate, metabolite, polymorph, ester, tautomer or prodrug thereof,wherein:Y and R15 join to form a 5-membered heterocyclic ring;
G is selected from the group consisting of H,
wherein R7, R8 and R9 are each independently selected from the group consisting of H, halogen, —COOH, substituted or unsubstituted lower alkyl, and substituted or unsubstituted lower heteroalkyl;R6 is H; and
n is 0, 1, 2, 3 or 4.

US Pat. No. 10,112,920

BETA- AND GAMMA-AMINO-ISOQUINOLINE AMIDE COMPOUNDS AND SUBSTITUTED BENZAMIDE COMPOUNDS

Aerie Pharmaceuticals, In...


or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,112,898

PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION OF SAROGLITAZAR PHARMACEUTICAL SALTS

Cadila Healthcare Limited...

1. A process for the preparation of a saroglitazar pharmaceutically acceptable salt of Formula (IB),
wherein M is a pharmaceutically acceptable cation,
the process comprising:
(a) reacting a hydroxy compound (A) with a mesylate compound (A1), in a mixture of cyclohexane and tetrahydrofuran in the presence of a base, to obtain alkoxy ester compound of Formula (II);

(b) hydrolyzing the alkoxy ester compound of Formula (II) using a base to obtain a compound of Formula (IB-1);

wherein M is a pharmaceutically acceptable cation selected from sodium, potassium, lithium, calcium, barium, strontium, and zinc;
(c) neutralizing the compound of Formula (IB-1) with an acid to obtain a compound of Formula (IB-2):

wherein M? is hydrogen; and
(d) converting the compound of Formula (IB-2) to a compound of Formula (IB).

US Pat. No. 10,112,872

COMPOSITION FOR FORMING MN AND NB CO-DOPED PZT-BASED PIEZOELECTRIC FILM

MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORP...

1. A composition for forming a Mn and Nb co-doped PZT-based piezoelectric film used for forming a PZT-based piezoelectric film formed of Mn and Nb co-doped composite metal oxides, the composition comprising:PZT-based precursors containing metal atoms configuring the composite metal oxides;
acetylacetone as a stabilizer; and
a diol as a solvent,
wherein the PZT-based precursors are contained in the composition so that a metal atom ratio (Pb:Mn:Nb:Zr:Ti) in the composition satisfies (1.00 to 1.25):(0.002 to 0.056):(0.002 to 0.056):(0.40 to 0.60):(0.40 to 0.60),
a rate of Mn is from 0.20 to 0.80 when the total of metal atom rates of Mn and Nb is 1,
a rate of Zr is from 0.40 to 0.60 when the total of metal atom rates of Zr and Ti is 1, and
the total rate of Zr and Ti is from 0.9300 to 0.9902 when the total of metal atom rates of Mn, Nb, Zr, and Ti is 1,
the diol is propylene glycol or ethylene glycol,
an amount of acetylacetone contained in the composition is from 0.5 moles to 4 moles when the total amount of Mn, Nb, Zr, and Ti contained in the composition is 1 mole, and
a rate of the diol in 100 mass % of the composition is from 16 mass % to 56 mass %.

US Pat. No. 10,112,860

THERMOCHEMICAL REGENERATION WITH FUEL ADDITIONS

PRAXAIR TECHNOLOGY, INC.,...

1. A method of carrying out combustion in a furnace, comprising(A) combusting fuel in a furnace to produce gaseous combustion products which contain oxygen; and
(B) alternately
(1) (i) passing a portion of the gaseous combustion products out of the furnace into a first chamber, feeding hydrocarbon fuel into the first chamber, and reacting the hydrocarbon fuel in the first chamber with oxygen present in the gaseous combustion products to reduce the concentration of oxygen in the first chamber and to produce a gaseous reaction mixture containing oxygen and from zero up to 20,000 ppm of carbon monoxide;
(ii) passing the gaseous reaction mixture out of the first chamber into and through a cooled first regenerator to heat the first regenerator and cool said gaseous reaction mixture;
(iii) passing at least part of said cooled gaseous reaction mixture from said first regenerator, and fuel, into a heated second regenerator and, in the second regenerator, reacting the gaseous reaction mixture and the fuel in an endothermic reaction in the second regenerator to form syngas comprising hydrogen and CO; and
(iv) passing said syngas formed in the second regenerator into said furnace and combusting the syngas with one or more oxidant streams injected into said furnace; and
(2) (i) passing a portion of the gaseous combustion products out of the furnace into a second chamber, feeding hydrocarbon fuel into the second chamber, and reacting the hydrocarbon fuel in the second chamber with oxygen present in the gaseous combustion products to reduce the concentration of oxygen in the second chamber and to produce a gaseous reaction mixture containing oxygen and from zero up to 20,000 ppm of carbon monoxide;
(ii) passing the gaseous reaction mixture out of the second chamber into and through a cooled second regenerator to heat the second regenerator and cool said gaseous reaction mixture;
(iii) passing at least part of said cooled gaseous reaction mixture from said second regenerator, and fuel, into a heated first regenerator and, in the first regenerator, reacting the gaseous reaction mixture and the fuel in an endothermic reaction in the first regenerator to form syngas comprising hydrogen and CO; and
(iv) passing said syngas formed in the first regenerator into said furnace and combusting the syngas with one or more oxidant streams injected into said furnace.

US Pat. No. 10,112,824

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

ROHM CO., LTD., Kyoto (J...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a substrate made of a semiconductor material and having an obverse surface formed with a recess;
a wiring layer formed on the substrate;
at least one functional element disposed in the recess and electrically connected to the wiring layer; and
an additional element controlling an orientation detection process that involves the at least one functional element, the additional element overlapping with at least a part of the at least one functional element as viewed in a direction normal to the obverse surface of the substrate,
wherein the recess comprises a first hollow that houses the at least one functional element, the first hollow having a first bottom surface and at least one first inclined side surface, and the first inclined side surface being connected to the first bottom surface,
the wiring layer including a portion on the first inclined side surface, the portion of the wiring layer extending from an upper edge of the first inclined side surface on the first inclined side surface, the upper edge of the first inclined side surface extending in a first direction perpendicular to the direction normal to the obverse surface of the substrate,
as viewed in the direction normal to the obverse surface of the substrate, the portion of the wiring layer comprises a first extension extending in the first direction and a second extension extending in a second direction that is perpendicular to the first direction and the direction normal to the obverse surface of the substrate,
the recess comprises a second hollow that has a second bottom surface and at least one second inclined side surface, the second bottom surface being connected to the first inclined side surface, the second inclined side surface being connected to the second bottom surface and the obverse surface, and
an angle of the first inclined side surface relative to the first bottom surface is less than 90 degrees.

US Pat. No. 10,112,822

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. A method, comprising:bonding a first substrate to a second substrate, wherein a microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) structure is in a space between the first substrate and the second substrate;
etching the second substrate to form at least one through hole;
forming a first metal layer over the second substrate;
forming an anti-stiction layer on a surface of the MEMS structure and the first metal layer;
removing the anti-stiction layer from the first metal layer by performing a thermal treatment to the first metal layer; and
sealing the at least one through hole of the second substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,112,816

METHOD FOR FILLING A CONTAINER WITH A FILL PRODUCT USING A PROPORTIONAL VALVE

KRONES AG, Neutraubling ...

1. A method for filling a container with a fill product, comprising:determining a volume of fluid flowing through a proportional valve per unit time for each of a plurality of open positions of the proportional valve for a specified opening curve (H(t)) of the proportional valve to generate a curve of volume of the fluid flowing through the proportional valve as a function of time; and
controlling the filling of the container based on the curve.

US Pat. No. 10,112,790

FEEDING APPARATUS

Funai Electric Co., Ltd.,...

1. A feeding apparatus comprising:a mounting portion that holds a medium;
a first feeding roller that feeds the medium toward a feeding direction;
a first stopper that prevents the medium from moving toward the feeding direction,
wherein the first stopper pivots with respect to a pivotal axis, and the pivotal axis of the first stopper is substantially identical with a rotational axis of the first feeding roller;
a supporting part that swings the first feeding roller between:
a first position in which the first feeding roller feeds the medium while both the first feeding roller and the first stopper contact the medium, and
a second position in which the first feeding roller does not contact the medium while the first stopper contacts the medium to prevent the medium from moving toward the feeding direction; and
a regulating part disposed on a downstream side in feeding direction with respect to a pivotal center of the supporting part,
wherein the regulating part regulates movement of the first stopper by contacting a portion of the first stopper that does not contact the medium in the first position.

US Pat. No. 10,112,766

INTELLIGENT INSULATION CUP

1. An intelligent insulation cup, comprising: an intelligent cup cover, an insulation cup body and a wireless charging base (1); wherein the intelligent cup cover is buckled on the insulation cup body and is in wireless transmission connection with the wireless charging base (1);the intelligent cup cover is formed by fixedly connecting a skull headdress (2), a battery accommodating cavity (3) and a display cup cover (4) which are arranged from top to bottom successively, wherein a storage battery is disposed in the battery accommodating cavity (3);
the display cup cover (4) is a bowl-shaped cavity structure, and a time-temperature display dial plate (5) is disposed on an outer wall of a side surface; the time-temperature display dial plate (5) is successively provided with a hour circle (6), a minute circle (7) and a second circle (8) from top to bottom; 1-24 numerical display windows are evenly distributed on the hour circle (6); 1-60 numerical display windows are evenly distributed on the minute circle (7); 60 circular display windows are evenly distributed on the second circle (8); an annular lamp bead circuit board (9) corresponding to the time-temperature display dial plate (5) is disposed on an inner wall of the side surface of the display cup cover (4); the annular lamp bead circuit board (9) is electrically connected with three-color LED lamp beads (10) with luminous colors used to represent liquid temperature; and the three-color LED lamp beads (10) are disposed correspondingly to the display windows;
a bowl-shaped sealing barrier chip (11) and a bottom mouth plug (12) are disposed in the cavity of the display cup cover (4); a plug (13) is disposed on the top end of the bottle mouth plug (12), and a temperature sensor is disposed on the bottom; the bowl-shaped sealing barrier chip (11) is provided with a through hole corresponding to the plug (13); a jack corresponding to the plug (13) is disposed on the top end in the cavity of the display cup cover (4); the plug (13) penetrates through the through hole and is matched with the jack; the bottle mouth plug (12) is fixedly connected with the time-temperature display dial plate (5); the display cup cover (4) is buckled with the insulation cup body through the bottle mouth plug (12); the bottle mouth plug (12) is connected with the insulation cup body through a thread; and the bowl-shaped sealing barrier chip (11) is fixed to the cavity of the display cup cover (4), and the inner cavity of the display cup cover (4) and the bowl-shaped sealing barrier chip (11) form a sealing cavity for sealing the annular lamp bead circuit board (9);
a control mainboard (17) is disposed in the sealing cavity; a wireless receiving unit, a timing unit, a temperature measurement unit, a contact sensing unit and an analysis processing unit are disposed on the control mainboard (17); and the control mainboard (17) is electrically connected with the storage battery, the lamp bead circuit board (9) and the temperature sensor respectively;
the insulation cup body comprises a bottle body (18) and a bottle bottom (19); the bottle bottom (19) is fixedly connected to the bottom end of the bottle body (18); the bottle body (18) is composed of a touch-sensitive outer layer, an insulation layer and a liner successively from outside to inside; a snakelike anti-skid substance (20) is inlaid to the touch-sensitive outer layer; the touch-sensitive outer layer is electrically connected with the control mainboard (17); and a stereographic pentagram mark (21) is inlaid to the center of the cup bottom (19);
the wireless charging base (1) comprises a wireless transmission apparatus and a time adjustment apparatus (22); and the wireless transmission apparatus and the time adjustment apparatus (22) are electrically connected.

US Pat. No. 10,112,744

WIDE-NECKED PLASTIC CONTAINER FOR BULK MATERIAL, PRODUCED USING AN EXTRUSION-BLOW-MOLDING METHOD AND HAVING A CLOSURE CAP

20. A wide-necked extrusion blow-molded plastic container for bulk material, comprising:a closure cap configured for mounting on a container neck of a wide-necked plastic container opening;
a casing of the closure cap adjoining an outside wall of a body of the wide-necked plastic container; and
a number of locking projections distributed over a periphery of the container neck which project from an outside wall of the container neck, and which are arranged on the outside wall of the container neck, the closure cap being equipped with corresponding locking recesses, which during mounting of the closure cap on the container neck will engage with the locking projections to lock with one another in a non-detachable manner, the interacting locking projections and locking recesses being inaccessible in the mounted closure cap, the closure cap being configured to be removable after mounting only by destroying one or more of the locking recesses and/or locking projections;
wherein the locking projections are each configured as locking strips that extend in a peripheral direction and that interact with respective locking recesses, the locking recesses each being provided in a skirt that projects inward from an inside wall of the casing of the closure cap.

US Pat. No. 10,112,743

CONTAINER HAVING A BASE AND A LID

Swedish Match North Europ...

1. A container comprising a base; and a lid, wherein the lid comprises a first plurality of abutment projections spaced apart circumferentially on an inside surface of the lid configured to contact an upwardly facing abutment surface of a side wall of the base when the base and the lid are arranged parallel to each other and pressed together to form a closed container, and wherein the lid further comprises a second plurality of abutment projections spaced apart circumferentially on an inside surface of the lid and configured to contact an upwardly facing abutment of the side wall of the base when the base and the lid are arranged inclined to each other and pressed together.

US Pat. No. 10,112,735

PACKAGE UNBUNDLING SYSTEM

SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC., ...

1. An automatic unbundling system, comprising:an input unit configured to receive polywrapped bundles each including a plurality of items;
a conveyor system configured to transport the polywrapped bundles;
an automatic unwrapping machine configured to receive each of the bundles from the conveyor system and unwrap each of the bundles, including centering and clamping each bundle, wherein the conveyor system then transports the unwrapped plurality of items away from the automatic unwrapping machine; and
a loose stack accumulator configured to receive, combine, and stack the unwrapped plurality of items from successive bundles.

US Pat. No. 10,112,720

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR A HOMOGENEOUS THERMOPLASTIC LEG SUPPORT

Reliant Worldwide Plastic...

1. A leg support comprising:a thermoplastic composite leg support element;
at least one reinforcing element disposed on the thermoplastic composite leg support element, the at least one reinforcing element being chemically compatible with the thermoplastic composite leg support element; and wherein a homogeneous chemical bond is formed between the thermoplastic composite leg support element and the at least one reinforcing element, wherein the thermoplastic composite leg support element comprises an integral thermoplastic positioning system;
a plurality of apertures formed through the thermoplastic composite leg support element, wherein at least one of said at least one reinforcing elements penetrate the plurality of apertures; and
wherein said thermoplastic composite leg support element comprises a thermoplastic, and wherein said at least one reinforcing element comprise a thermoplastic, and wherein the thermoplastic for the thermoplastic composite leg support is the same as the thermoplastic for said at least one reinforcing element.

US Pat. No. 10,112,715

SIGNALING PRINT SUBSTANCES

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. An unmanned aerial vehicle, comprising:an electromagnetic radiation (EMR) sensor to detect a signal indicative of a substance to be printed and corresponding to an image to be printed; and
a nozzle to eject the substance based on a location at which the signal is detected.

US Pat. No. 10,112,712

MULTI-USE UAV DOCKING STATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A method to deliver packages via an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), the method comprising:receiving a package at a facility;
mapping, via a central control, a first flight path for a first UAV from the facility to a final destination of the package;
sending instructions from the central control to the first UAV to follow the first flight path;
receiving, at the central control, weather data from one or more weather stations;
determining, by the central control and based on the weather data, that a weather event exists along the first flight path;
receiving, at the central control, a current position of the first UAV;
identifying, with the central control, an intermediate docking station from the current position of the first UAV;
mapping, via the central control, a second flight path for the first UAV from the current position to the intermediate docking station;
sending instructions from the central control to the first UAV to follow the second flight path to the intermediate docking station in response to determining the weather event exists along the first flight path;
sending instructions from the central control to the first UAV to hold at a landing platform at the intermediate docking station and at least one of: to receive a first energy source from a charging station at the intermediate docking station, to deposit the package at the intermediate docking station, or to receive a second package at the intermediate docking station;
determining, by the central control, a flight range of the first UAV, the flight range based at least in part on at least one of the first UAV receiving the first energy source, depositing the package, or receiving the second package;
mapping, via the central control and based at least in part on determining the flight range, a third flight path for the first UAV from the intermediate docking station to the final destination of the package; and
sending instructions from the central control to the first UAV instructing the first UAV to follow the third flight path.

US Pat. No. 10,112,694

SELF-RIGHTING AERONAUTICAL VEHICLE AND METHOD OF USE

1. A method of inspecting a structure using an aeronautical inspection vehicle, the method comprising steps of:obtaining the aeronautical inspection vehicle, the aeronautical inspection vehicle comprising:
a hollowed frame, the hollowed frame having a circular circumferential exterior surface,
at least one maneuvering and lift mechanism adapted to generate a lifting force, each of the at least one maneuvering and lift mechanism being assembled to a controller assembly, the controller assembly carried by a support element located within the interior of the hollowed frame,
a weighted mass assembled to one of (a) the hollowed frame and (b) the controller assembly in a manner enabling self-righting of the at least one maneuvering and lift mechanism during use, and
at least one inspection device for inspecting an object;
activating the aeronautical inspection vehicle;
placing the aeronautical inspection vehicle against a generally vertically oriented surface;
using the at least one maneuvering and lift mechanism to generate a lifting force, lifting the aeronautical inspection vehicle;
rolling the hollowed frame against the generally vertically oriented surface; and
acquiring inspection data.

US Pat. No. 10,112,690

WHEEL ATTACHMENT AND TOWING SYSTEM FOR A PONTOON WATER BIKE

1. A system for attaching wheels to a pontoon water bike, comprising in combination:said pontoon water bike having a plurality of transverse frame tubes with exposed ends spanning a plurality of spaced apart pontoons,
a plurality of cross tube receiver brackets coupled to the ends of a plurality of the transverse frame tubes, whereby a plurality of the cross tube receiver brackets are aligned longitudinally along each side of the pontoon water bike,
a plurality of side rails coupled to the cross tube receiver brackets aligned along each side of said pontoon water bike,
a plurality of sliding receiver brackets, with each sliding receiver bracket coupled to said side rail,
a plurality of wheel assemblies, with each wheel assembly coupled to each sliding receiver bracket, whereby the water bike is able to be wheeled over land.

US Pat. No. 10,112,664

CLIMBING ROBOT VEHICLE

ZHEJIANG UNIVERSITY, Han...

1. A climbing robot vehicle capable of climbing a wall, comprising:a vehicle; and
a sucking mechanism in connection with the vehicle, the sucking mechanism further comprising a hollow cylinder body and a cover plate connected to the hollow cylinder body via a plurality of first blocks,
wherein the inner wall of the hollow cylinder is provided with tangential nozzles,
wherein a first exhaust duct is formed by a space between the plurality of first blocks,
wherein a second exhaust duct is formed between the hollow cylinder body and the wall, and
wherein each of the first exhaust duct and the second exhaust duct connects the interior of the hollow cylinder body with the outer peripheral environment respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,112,662

TRACK ROLLER FRAME ASSEMBLY FOR TRACK TYPE MACHINES

Caterpillar SARL, Geneva...

1. A track roller frame assembly for a track type machine, comprising:a first track roller frame,
a second track roller frame, the first track roller frame slidably received in the second track roller frame, the second track roller frame having an outer surface and an opening; and
an assembly for adjusting a gap between the first track roller frame and the second track roller frame, the assembly for adjusting the gap including:
a first plate coupled to the outer surface of the second track roller frame;
a resilient pad extending through the opening of the second track roller frame and abutting the first plate and the first track roller frame; and
one or more shims arranged between the first plate and the second track roller frame.

US Pat. No. 10,112,658

SPOILER APPARATUS FOR RV VEHICLE

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. A spoiler apparatus for an RV vehicle, comprising:a base housing having an opening at the rear thereof and installed at a rear of a vehicle;
a guide fitting installed in the base housing and coupled to a drive unit for transfer of power; and
a spoiler in slidable contact with the guide fitting;
wherein operation of the drive unit causes the spoiler to slidably extend rearward from the base housing along the guide fitting, and wherein continued operation of the drive unit causes the spoiler to tilt.

US Pat. No. 10,112,653

VEHICLE LOWER STRUCTURE

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

1. A vehicle lower structure comprising:a front side frame;
a floor frame, wherein a front end of the floor frame is joined to a rear end of the front side frame;
a side sill disposed on an outer side of the floor frame in a vehicle-width direction;
an outrigger extending outward in the vehicle-width direction from the front side frame to a front end of the side sill;
a reinforcing member extending obliquely rearward and inward in the vehicle-width direction from a junction area between the outrigger and the side sill to the front side frame,
wherein the reinforcing member includes a bent portion bent upward at an intermediate position thereof,
wherein the vehicle lower structure further comprises:
a front assembly including the front side frame and the outrigger; and
a floor assembly including the side sill, the floor frame, and a floor panel supported by the side sill and the floor frame, and
wherein the reinforcing member is joined to lower surfaces of the front side frame and the outrigger of the front assembly, and is joined to lower surfaces of the side sill and the floor panel.

US Pat. No. 10,112,638

SELF-ADJUSTING BALANCED MULTI-PURPOSE TRANSPORT CARRIER

1. A self-adjusting balanced transport carrier for carrying a load comprising:(a) a harness belt for attaching to a user;
(b) a mono-wheel;
(c) a frame comprising a first and second side rail, wherein said first and second side rails comprises a front end, a rear end, and a midpoint;
(d) a platform;
(e) a stop plate; and
(f) a pair of crisscross shoulder straps comprising a first strap and a second strap, wherein the first strap is attached to the first side rail at a first point of attachment and a second point of attachment and the second strap is attached to the second side rail at a first point of attachment and a second point of attachment, wherein said crisscross shoulder straps are not attached to the harness belt.

US Pat. No. 10,112,621

WEARABLE DEVICE, VEHICLE FOR COMMUNICATING WITH THE WEARABLE DEVICE

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. A wearable device comprising:a communicator configured to perform a communication with a vehicle;
a detector configured to detect a user's biological information; and
a controller configured to perform a power save mode when vehicle speed information is received via the communicator, convert the power save mode into a normal mode when first determination information of drowsy driving is received via the communicator during the power save mode, secondly determine whether current driving is a drowsy driving based on the detected biological information during the normal mode, and when the drowsy driving is determined, allow second determination information of drowsy driving to be transmitted to the vehicle so that the second determining information is output from the vehicle,
wherein the first determination information of drowsy driving is information transmitted from the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,112,603

FRONT END MOTOR-GENERATOR SYSTEM AND HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLE OPERATING METHOD

Bendix Commercial Vehicle...

1. A front end motor-generator controller for control of a hybrid electric arrangement for an internal combustion engine of a vehicle having an integrated switchable coupling at a front of the engine arranged to selectively engage a front end of an engine crankshaft on an engine-side of the coupling to an engine accessory drive on a drive-side of the integrated switchable coupling, comprising:a front end motor-generator control module programmed to
determine an operating state of the vehicle based on operating state information received from at least one of a vehicle sensor and another controller of the vehicle;
determine from the determined operating state a current operating priority, wherein the current operating priority is one of:
meeting a safety requirement, the safety requirement including at least a requirement to maintain a first amount of stored compressed air for safe operation of a pneumatic brake system of the vehicle,
meeting an energy store requirement, the energy store requirement including at least a requirement to maintain a state of charge of an energy store above first state of charge level,
meeting an engine operating requirement, the engine operating requirement including at least a requirement to maintain an engine operating parameter within an operating limit, the engine operating parameter including at least an engine coolant temperature, and
meeting a driver comfort requirement, the driver comfort requirement including at least a requirement to maintain a climate condition of a passenger compartment of the vehicle in a desired temperature range;
select an operating mode of the hybrid electric arrangement based on the determined current operating priority, wherein the determined operating mode is one of a plurality of motor-generator operating modes, the plurality of motor-generator operating modes including at least one of an electrical energy generating mode, an engine accessory drive torque generating mode, a supplemental engine torque generating mode, and an idle mode; and
control operation of the motor-generator and the integrated switchable coupling to implement the selected operating mode, including commanding the integrated switchable coupling into one of an engaged state in which torque is transferable between the motor-generator and the crankshaft, and a disengaged state in which the motor-generator is disengaged from the crankshaft and torque from the motor-generator is transferable to the drive-side of the integrated switchable coupling to drive the engine accessory drive to drive at least one engine accessory.

US Pat. No. 10,112,556

PROXIMITY SWITCH HAVING WRONG TOUCH ADAPTIVE LEARNING AND METHOD

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A method of activating a capacitive proximity switch assembly comprising: detecting repeated attempts to activate a proximity switch that does not result in activation; adjusting one or more settings based on the detected repeated attempts to provide adaptive learning; detecting an allowed activation of the proximity switch based on the adjusted one or more settings; and performing an action in response to the detected allowed activation.

US Pat. No. 10,112,510

LOCKABLE ARMREST

WINDSOR MACHINE AND STAMP...

1. A lockable armrest disposed in a vehicle, the lockable armrest comprising:a main body; and
a latch assembly operatively coupled to the main body, the latch assembly comprising:
an inertia latch coupled to the main body with a spring resisting rotational movement of the inertia latch during acceleration events below a predetermined acceleration threshold in response to deceleration of the vehicle; and
a locking member operatively coupled to the main body, the inertia latch moveable into engagement with the locking member in response to an acceleration event greater than the predetermined acceleration threshold in response to deceleration of the vehicle to lock the lockable armrest in a stowed condition, the inertia latch spring biased to be disengaged from the locking member.

US Pat. No. 10,112,507

SEAT RECLINING APPARATUS

SHIROKI CORPORATION, Fuj...

1. A seat reclining apparatus comprising:a base member provided on one of a seat cushion and a seatback;
a ratchet provided on the other of said seat cushion and said seatback, provided with an internal gear and allowed to rotate relative to said base member;
a first pawl which is supported to be movable relative to said base member in a radial direction about a rotation center point of said ratchet and moves between an engaged position, in which said first pawl is engaged with said internal gear, and a disengaged position, in which said first pawl is disengaged from said internal gear, said first pawl including a first limit portion; and
a second pawl which is supported to be movable relative to said base member in a radial direction about said rotation center point of said ratchet and moves between an engaged position, in which said second pawl is engaged with said internal gear, and a disengaged position, in which said second pawl is disengaged from said internal gear, said second pawl including a second limit portion,
wherein said ratchet comprises a first pawl-restriction portion which restricts movement of said first pawl to said engaged position by contact with said first limit portion and a second pawl-restriction portion which restricts movement of said second pawl to said engaged position by contact with said second limit portion,
wherein said second limit portion is positioned closer to a radially inner side than said first limit portion and said second pawl-restriction portion is positioned closer to said radially inner side than said first pawl-restriction portion,
wherein, in an unlocked range in which said ratchet can always rotate relative to said base member with said first pawl-restriction portion and said first limit portion radially facing each other, said second pawl-restriction portion and said second limit portion radially face each other in a specific range that is a portion of said unlocked range, and
wherein at least one of said second-pawl restriction portion and said second limit portion comprises a pressing portion which moves said second pawl to said disengaged position when said one of said second pawl-restriction portion and said second limit portion comes in contact with the other of said second pawl-restriction portion and said second limit portion in a rotational direction of said ratchet.

US Pat. No. 10,112,493

CHARGE-DISCHARGE CONTROL DEVICE

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A charge-discharge control device, comprising:a plurality of power converters capable of two-way power conversion to an input side of which a power source is connected and of which positive electrodes on the input side are connected to each other and negative electrodes on the input side are connected to each other;
a plurality of power storage devices connected to an output side of the power converters and provided one for each of the power converters; and
a controller to charge or discharge a power storage device of the power storage devices connected to the power converters by controlling output currents of the power converters,
wherein the controller charges each of the power storage devices by supplying, to each of the power storage devices, power acquired from the power source via each of the power converters when the controller acquires no warming-up operation command, and when the controller acquires a warming-up operation command, the controller performs warming-up operation to discharge at least one of the power storage devices and charge at least one other of the power storage devices using power discharged from the at least one of the power storage device and repeatedly performs the warming-up operation while changing at least any of the power storage devices among the power storage devices to discharge and the power storage devices to charge.

US Pat. No. 10,112,487

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF MAINTAINING HIGH VOLTAGE BATTERY CHARGING WITH DETECTED AUXILIARY BATTERY FAULT

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. An electric vehicle (EV) auxiliary battery current fault system, comprising:a battery maintenance electronic control unit (ECU);
an auxiliary battery sensor communicatively coupled to an auxiliary battery and the battery maintenance ECU;
a voltage sensor communicatively coupled to a main battery and the battery maintenance ECU;
a battery isolation switch;
a low voltage bus communicatively coupled to at least one of the main battery, the auxiliary battery, the battery isolation switch, and a DC to DC converter; and
an auxiliary battery sensor and controller communicatively coupled to the auxiliary battery and the battery maintenance ECU.

US Pat. No. 10,112,480

IN-WHEEL MOTOR UNIT

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. An in-wheel motor unit comprising;a housing supported by a vehicle body and disposed inside a wheel of a vehicle;
a motor supported by said housing and accommodated inside said housing;
a speed reducer comprising a rotating body configured to be rotated by said motor on an inside of said housing and an output shaft fixed to or integrated with said rotating body, penetrating an opening provided on a wall surface of said housing to extend to outside of said housing in an axle outward direction, and configured to integrally rotate with said wheel;
a hub bearing comprising an inner race fixed to a part of said output shaft positioned at an axle outward direction side of said rotating body and an outer race fixed to said housing, and rotatably supporting said output shaft with respect to said housing; and
a seal member fluid-tightly sealing a gap between said housing and said outer race,
wherein,
said inner race comprises a cylinder part, a part of which being disposed inside said housing and a flange part provided at an end part in said axle outward direction of said cylinder part,
said outer race comprises a cylinder part disposed inside said housing and a flange part provided at an end part in the axle outward direction of said cylinder part,
said flange part of said outer race is fixed to said wall surface of said housing by one or a plurality of fastening members, and said flange part of said inner race is fixed to a brake rotor disposed outside said housing,
said housing has a projecting part with a substantially cylindrical shape extending from said opening in an axle inward direction,
an outer peripheral surface of said cylinder part of said outer race abuts against an inner peripheral surface of said projecting part,
a part of said outer peripheral surface of said cylinder part of said outer race, said part abutting against said inner peripheral surface of said projecting part, includes a groove extending over a whole periphery of said cylinder part of said outer race, and
said seal member is disposed in said groove.

US Pat. No. 10,112,479

OBSTACLE-ADAPTIVE MECHANISM OF A MOVING DEVICE

1. An obstacle-adaptive mechanism of a moving device, the obstacle-adaptive mechanism comprising:a driving wheel connected to a driving gear;
a passive wheel connected to a passive gear;
a single intermediate gear disposed between the driving gear and the passive gear, wherein a diameter of the single intermediate gear is smaller than a diameter of the driving wheel and a diameter of the passive wheel, and the driving wheel drives the driving gear to rotate the intermediate gear, then the intermediate gear drives the passive gear to lead the passive wheel rotate with the driving wheel in the same direction; and
a driving unit connected to the driving wheel, wherein the driving unit drives the driving wheel to rotate.

US Pat. No. 10,112,470

STRUCTURAL ENHANCEMENTS OF AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. An electric vehicle comprising:a chassis frame including a first cross member, a second cross member spaced forward of the first cross member, and a third cross member spaced forward from the second cross member; and
a battery pack engaged to and disposed beneath the chassis frame, the battery pack including a support structure having a first tubular cross component co-extending with and engaged to the first cross member, a second tubular cross component spaced forward of the first tubular cross component and co-extending with and engaged to the second cross member, and a third tubular cross component spaced forward from the second tubular cross component and co-extending with and engaged to the third cross member.

US Pat. No. 10,112,467

SEALING ARRANGEMENT FOR A VEHICLE WINDOW

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A sealing arrangement for a vehicle window pane, comprising:a retaining rail configured with a guide rail and a spring leg,
wherein the guide rail and the spring leg form a latching channel, and
wherein the retaining rail is fastened to a window pane; and
a cover configured with a latching rail,
wherein the guide rail, together with the spring leg, surrounds the latching rail in the latching channel,
wherein the spring leg and the latching rail are oriented so as to latch parallel to each other,
wherein the cover makes contact, by means of a cover edge, with a glass edge of the window pane,
wherein the guide rail is configured with a spring element, the spring element being arranged and tensioned against a contact surface on the bottom of the cover, and
wherein the guide rail rests against the latching rail via a centering cam and, together with the cover edge, fixes and centers the cover in the latching channel, and
wherein the spring leg has a latching hook with a rounded surface.

US Pat. No. 10,112,460

HUMIDIFIER

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A humidifier for supplying humidified air, which is humidified by water desorbed from an adsorbing material, to a humidification object space, the humidifier comprising:a heating part that heats air, which is supplied to the adsorbing material;
an adsorbing material module that includes the adsorbing material and that desorbs water, which is adsorbed in the adsorbing material, to air heated by the heating part; and
a cooling part that cools air humidified by the adsorbing material module, wherein:
at time of desorption to desorb water from the adsorbing material, the adsorbing material module desorbs water from the adsorbing material to air heated by the heating part, and then the cooling part cools the air to be supplied to the humidification object space as the humidified air; and
at time of adsorption to adsorb water of air into the adsorbing material, the cooling part cools air, and then water is adsorbed into the adsorbing material.

US Pat. No. 10,112,459

REGISTER

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A register comprising:a turning louver turnable with a cylindrical frame disposed inside a cylindrical retainer, and a plurality of movable fins including five movable fins axially supported on the turning louver radially from a centerline parallel to an air blowing direction turnably by radial pivots inside the cylindrical frame, wherein
on the centerline parallel to the air blowing direction inside the retainer, a ball joint with a ball is disposed, the ball is provided on a tip end of a shaft portion attached at a center of a support frame provided on a rear portion in the retainer, and the shaft portion and a ball joint support portion extend axially from the support frame
on the turning louver, a central axial support portion with a plurality of axial support portions including five axial support portions projected radially is disposed at a center of the cylindrical frame, and the central axial support portion is attached tiltably and turnably by fitting a ball hole provided at the center with the ball,
the five movable fins are axially supported at substantially even intervals inside the cylindrical frame so as to be turnable by the pivots in radial directions, and inner-side portions of the five movable fins are axially supported by the five axial support portions of the central axial support portion,
the five axial support portions are provided at even intervals to project radially from the central axial support portion of the turning louver, and the five movable fins are disposed at even intervals inside the cylindrical frame of the turning louver and configured so as to close an inside of the cylindrical frame when the five movable fins turn until they become substantially parallel to a cross section of the cylindrical frame,
an operation portion that is disposed in front of the central axial support portion is fitted turnably around the centerline of the turning louver, and the operation portion is linked to each of the five movable fins via a bevel gear mechanism, and
according to a turning operation of the operation portion around the centerline, the five movable fins turn around the five axial support portions of the central axial support portion via the bevel gear mechanism, and when the operation portion is moved in a radial direction of the cylindrical frame, the turning louver tilts around the ball in a state where the cylindrical frame and a retainer inner surface are not in contact with each other and the turning louver is supported by the ball joint.

US Pat. No. 10,112,453

SHOCK ABSORBER

SHOWA CORPORATION, Gyoda...

1. A shock absorber comprising:a cylinder that houses a liquid;
a partitioning portion that is provided in the cylinder so as to be movable in an axial direction and partitions a space in the cylinder into a first liquid chamber and a second liquid chamber;
a channel forming portion that forms a channel for a liquid flowing across the first liquid chamber and the second liquid chamber in conjunction with movement of the partitioning portion;
a valve that opens and closes a channel port of the channel in the channel forming portion to control a flow of the liquid through the channel;
a pressure chamber that houses the liquid and that enables a pressure of the liquid that has been housed to be changed; and
a pressing portion that uses a pressure in the pressure chamber to press the valve in a direction in which the valve closes the channel port, wherein the pressing portion comprises a contact member that contacts the valve and a pressure chamber forming member that forms the pressure chamber along with the contact member;
an advancing and retracting member that advances and retracts with respect to the pressure chamber to change the pressure of the liquid in the pressure chamber, wherein the advancing and retracting member comprises a shaft and the pressure of the liquid in the pressure chamber is configured to be changed by changing a volume of a portion of the shaft that is placed in the pressure chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,112,439

VEHICLE WHEEL AXLE ASSEMBLY

1. A vehicle wheel axle assembly, comprising:an axle assembly including: (i) an axle sleeve that is rotationally stationary about an axial axis, including an axially extending opening therethrough and (ii) a control shaft extending within said axially extending opening that may be axially manipulated relative to said axle sleeve;
a frame element, including a first frame member that is rotationally stationary about said axial axis and a second frame member axially spaced from said first frame member by an axial gap;
wherein said control shaft includes an engagement end, and a control end axially distal from said engagement end that includes an enlarged head portion adjacent thereto with an axially inwardly facing grip face, and a shank portion extending between said engagement end and said grip face;
wherein said control shaft includes a first engagement surface axially proximal to said engagement end and a second engagement surface axially proximal to said control end, with an axial distance between said first engagement surface and said second engagement surface;
wherein said first frame member includes a first retaining surface;
wherein said second frame member includes an open slot, with an open entrance portion to radially receive said control shaft, and a second retaining surface;
wherein said axle sleeve is positioned within said axial gap;
wherein said control shaft is axially displaceable relative to said axle sleeve between:
(i) a retracted position, wherein said engagement end is in an axially inward orientation and said control shaft is radially disengaged from both said first frame member and said second frame member, and said hub assembly may be radially displaced relative to both said first frame member and said second frame member;
(ii) a pre-engaged position, wherein said engagement end is axially outward relative to said retracted position, and wherein said first engagement surface is axially overlapping said first retaining surface by a first overlap distance such that said first engagement surface is radially overlying said first retaining surface in a first radial engagement to radially retain said hub assembly with said first frame member, and said second engagement surface is axially overlapping said second retaining surface by a second overlap distance such that said second engagement surface is radially overlying said second retaining surface in a second radial engagement to radially retain said hub assembly with said second frame member; and
(iii) an engaged position wherein said axle assembly is secured to said first frame member by means of a multi-lead threadable engagement therebetween;
wherein said multi-lead threadable engagement may be manipulated between a threadably engaged arrangement serving to provide a securing means to secure said axle assembly to said frame element and a threadably released arrangement serving to remove said securing means; and
wherein said control shaft may be axially shuttled relative to said axle sleeve in an engaging direction corresponding to the axially outwardly direction of said engagement end and a retracting direction corresponding to the axially inwardly direction of said engagement end, and wherein, at least one of: (i) when said control shaft is axially shuttled in the engaging direction between said retracted position and said pre-engaged position, said first radial engagement and said second radial engagement are initiated generally simultaneously; and (ii) when said control shaft is axially shuttled in the retracting direction between said pre-engaged position and said retracted position, said first radial engagement and said second radial engagement are released generally simultaneously.

US Pat. No. 10,112,430

SECURITY ELEMENT AND SECURITY DOCUMENT

OVD KINEGRAM AG, Zug (CH...

1. A security element comprising a multi-layer film body, with a first area that is transparent in transmitted light,wherein the security element has a substrate which has, in the first area, one or more transmissive diffraction structures which display one or more optical security features when observed in transmitted light, and
wherein, in the first area, two or more different transmissive diffraction structures are arranged which, when observed in transmitted light against a light source radiating white light, display different color-change effects when the security element is tilted and/or turned, and
wherein, when a first side of the security element facing an observer is observed in transmitted light, against a light source which radiates white light parallel to a beam axis and is arranged on a second side of the security element opposite the first side of the security element, at least one of the one or more transmissive diffraction structures brings about a change in a color of a partial area of the first area which is covered with the one or more transmissive diffraction structures when the security element is tilted relative to the beam axis, wherein the partial area is patterned in the form of a motif, and
wherein the at least one transmissive diffraction structure comprises a relief structure formed in the first area, the relief structure having a relief depth of between 400 nm and 1700 nm and a grating period of between 500 nm and 1500 nm such that light incident on the second side of the security element in a beam direction perpendicular to a plane spanned by the second side of the security element is transmitted in the direction of the beam direction through the substrate largely unchanged in its color spectrum, wherein a change of the spectrum in the range of from 460 nm to 660 nm is less than 15%.

US Pat. No. 10,112,429

METHOD OF FORMING A COLOR LASER IMAGE, AND RESULTING DOCUMENT

1. A method of forming personalized color laser images from an assembly comprising:a transparent protection layer,
a printed latent image comprising color subpixels and non-colored surfaces that are organized in small areas that are uniformly distributed such that the printed latent image appears without any discernable image prior to application of a laser beam,
a laserable layer under the printed latent image, and
reflective means,
the method comprising passing the laser beam through the transparent protection layer, through the color subpixels of the printed latent image, and through the non-colored surfaces of the printed latent image to form gray levels in the laserable layer that cause the printed latent image to appear as a personalized color laser image,
wherein the transparent protection layer is laminated on the assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,112,427

IMAGE DECOLORING DEVICE

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. An image decoloring device comprising:a decoloring processing unit configured to remove a color of a decolorable colorant that forms an image on a sheet by applying heat to the sheet;
a sheet carrying unit configured to convey the sheet through the decoloring processing unit; and
a processor configured to:
determine a selection of a decoloring mode of the decoloring processing unit as one of a normal mode and a power-saving mode, and
control the decoloring processing unit and the sheet conveying unit to perform decoloring processing in accordance with the selected decoloring mode, wherein
when the selected decoloring mode is the normal mode, the processor performs the decoloring processing by controlling the decoloring processing unit to apply heat at a first temperature to the sheet and controlling the sheet carrying unit to convey the sheet through the decoloring processing unit at a first speed, and
when the selected decoloring mode is the power-saving mode, the processor performs the decoloring processing by controlling the decoloring processing unit to apply heat at a second temperature lower than the first temperature to the sheet and controlling the sheet carrying unit to convey the sheet through the decoloring processing unit at a second speed slower than the first speed.

US Pat. No. 10,112,342

METHOD FOR ANALYTICALLY DETERMINING SLS BED TEMPERATURES

Hexcel Corporation, Stam...

1. A method for determining a bed temperature setpoint for use with a powder in a selective laser sintering machine, comprising the steps of:providing a powder comprising a polymer for use in a selective laser sintering machine;
determining a melt curve for the powder in a temperature range between a temperature when the powder is a solid and a temperature when the powder is a liquid, the melt curve representing the energy required to increase the temperature of the powder in the temperature range using differential scanning calorimetry;
selecting a point on the melt curve at which the sample has a desired ratio of a liquid portion of the powder to a solid portion of the powder;
selecting a bed temperature setpoint in the temperature range by selecting the temperature that corresponds to the selected point on the melt curve.

US Pat. No. 10,112,338

BLOW MOLDING DEVICE

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A blow molding device comprising:a heater capable of heating by electromagnetic radiation and configured to heat a preform to a temperature appropriate for molding;
a spraying device having an opening which faces toward the preform and configured to spray the preform with an antimicrobial agent generating active oxygen or hydroxyl radical;
a forming device configured to stretch blow mold forming the preform into a bottle; and
an irradiation device including an ultrasonic waves irradiation portion which irradiates ultrasonic waves and a reflective plate disposed on a side opposite to the ultrasonic waves irradiation portion with respect to the molded bottle,
wherein, after the heater heats the preform, the anti-microbial agent is sprayed from the spraying device, and the heater sterilizes the preform which has become in a hot state by heating,
wherein, after the anti-microbial agent is sprayed, when stretch blow molding the preform in the forming device, the forming device additionally dries the antimicrobial agent retained on the preform in the hot state and additionally sterilizes the preform, and
wherein, simultaneously or after stretch blow molding of the preform, the irradiation device emits the ultrasonic waves to the reflective plate from the ultrasonic waves irradiation portion, and the anti-microbial agent remaining in the molded bottle is decomposed by the ultrasonic waves.

US Pat. No. 10,112,333

SANITARY EXTRUDER HOOD

Schenck Process LLC, Kan...

1. An extruder hood configured to operate in a steady-state configuration and a non-steady-state configuration, said extruder hood comprising:an air inlet;
an extruder hood outlet;
an extruder discharge zone within an interior space of said extruder hood, wherein said extruder discharge zone is configured to receive extruded material; and
a distribution header comprising a pair of distribution arms, wherein said distribution header is configured to selectively receive air from said air inlet and to direct the air across said extruder discharge zone,
wherein in the steady-state configuration, said extruder hood is configured to direct air received from said air inlet through said pair of distribution arms and across said extruder discharge zone to cause extruded material to be ejected from said extruder hood via said extruder hood outlet,
wherein in the non-steady-state configuration, said extruder hood is configured to direct air received from said air inlet out of said extruder hood via said extruder outlet without being directed across said extruder discharge zone.

US Pat. No. 10,112,318

PRESSING ASSEMBLY AND A METHOD FOR FORMING A DEPRESSION WITHIN A MOVING, WET GYPSUM BOARD

Saint-Gobain Placo SAS, ...

1. A method for forming a depression within a moving, wet gypsum board, the method comprising the steps of:providing a pressing assembly including a tapered die attached to a pressing head, the tapered die including a recess;
providing a gypsum board moving in a direction of travel at a first speed;
moving the pressing head in the direction of travel of the gypsum board, such that the speed of the pressing head in the direction of travel of the gypsum board substantially matches the first speed, while simultaneously causing the pressing head to move towards the gypsum board, to bring the recess into contact with a portion of the gypsum board, and
causing the tapered die to compress the gypsum board to substantially simultaneously form a depression on either side of a comparatively uncompressed gypsum board portion.

US Pat. No. 10,112,293

MULTIFUNCTIONAL TOOL SET

KANTAS PRODUCTS CO., LTD....

1. A multifunctional tool set, comprising:a plate, having a through hole cut through a middle portion thereof, a first stepped portion, a second stepped portion, a first flat portion and a second flat portion formed on inside wall of the through hole, wherein the front and rear ends of the first and second stepped portions are jointed with the first and second flat portions respectively, the first stepped portion corresponds in position to the first flat portion and the second stepped surface corresponds in position to the second flat portion, so that the through hole has a hole diameter gradually increasing from the front and rear ends thereof to a center portion thereof, and the first stepped portion is formed with a plurality of stepped parts which are sequentially jointed in an order from small to large, and the first stepped parts are in parallel with the first flat portion, so as to form different metric dimensions of wrench holes between the first stepped parts and the first flat portion, respectively, and the second stepped portion is formed with a plurality of second stepped parts which are sequentially jointed in an order from small to large, the plurality of second stepped parts are in parallel with the second flat portion, so as to form different imperial dimensions of wrench holes between the plurality of second stepped parts and the second flat portion;
a fixing device formed by elastic material and having a plurality of assembly holes cut therethrough and in parallel with each other, and a structure of the fixing device matching with that of the plurality of through holes, so as to enable the fixing device to be mount in the through hole by a deformation manner, and to expose the plurality of assembly holes out of the through hole, and wherein the fixing device includes an upper member and a lower member, a bottom of the upper member is jointed with a top of the lower member, and a front end of the lower member is more protruding than a front end of the upper member; and
a plurality of screwdrivers having sectional structures respectively matching with the plurality of assembly holes of the fixing device, so as to be mounted into the plurality of assembly holes and positioned in parallel with both sides of the plate and adjacent to the through hole.