US Pat. No. 10,191,355

LIGHT ADJUSTING APPARATUS

OLYMPUS CORPORATION, Tok...

1. A light adjusting apparatus comprising:a first substrate and a second substrate arranged in parallel at a predetermined distance to define a space between the first substrate and the second substrate, each of the first substrate and the second substrate including an opening formed to pass light;
a rotary shaft member rotatable around a central axis of rotation perpendicular to the first substrate and the second substrate;
a light adjusting section rotatably movable with the rotary shaft member, the light adjusting section being configured to move between an insertion position located in an optical path of light passing through the opening and a retracted position retracted from the optical path as the rotary shaft member rotates, to adjust and output incident light incident from the opening, the light adjusting section being configured to be movable in an axial direction of the rotary shaft member with the rotary shaft member; and
a holding member configured to restrict rotation from at least one of the insertion position and the retracted position of the light adjusting section when the light adjusting section is located in a first region of the space, and allow the light adjusting section to rotate when the light adjusting section is located in a second region of the space, wherein the space is divided into the first region and the second region at different positions in the axial direction such that the first region is closer to the first substrate than the second substrate and the second region is closer to the second substrate than the first substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,191,354

MULTI-PARAMETER NONCOLLINEAR PHASE-MATCHING FOR HIGH-AVERAGE-POWER OPTICAL PARAMETRIC CHIRPED-PULSE AMPLIFIER

Shanghai Jiao Tong Univer...

1. A high-average-power optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification (OPCPA) amplifier, comprisinga pump laser system on a first optical pathway, the pump laser system comprising an Nd:YVO4 laser oscillator-regenerative amplifier and an Nd:YAG boost amplifier that are sequentially arranged on the first optical pathway,
a beam splitter after the pump laser system;
a frequency-doubled convertor arranged on the first optical pathway after the beam splitter,
a frequency-tripled convertor arranged on the first optical pathway after the frequency-doubled convertor,
a reflector on the first optical pathway arranged after the frequency-tripled convertor,
a signal laser system on a second optical pathway, the signal laser system comprises a supercontinuum generator,
a stretcher on the second optical pathway after the signal laser system,
a nonlinear crystal amplifier, the nonlinear crystal amplifier having an optic pathway,
a pulse compressor arranged along the optical pathway after the nonlinear crystal amplifier,
an electronic phase-locking loop, and
a crystal oven encasing the nonlinear crystal amplifier,
wherein the pump laser system and the signal laser system are synchronized with the electronic phase-locking loop;
a pump laser beam is generated from the pump laser system, is frequency-doubled in the frequency-doubled convertor, and frequency-tripled in the frequency-tripled convertor;
a signal laser beam is generated from the signal laser system, passes through the stretcher, and is temporally chirped to form a chirped signal laser beam;
the chirped signal laser beam is amplified in the nonlinear crystal amplifier to form an amplified chirped signal laser beam, and the amplified chirped signal laser beam is compressed in the compressor;
energy flows from the pump laser beam into the signal laser beam during amplification in the nonlinear crystal amplifier inside the crystal oven;
by adjusting a direction of the reflector in the first optical pathway, the signal laser beam and the pump laser beam are intersected with a noncollinear angle in the nonlinear crystal amplifier; and
by adjusting the temperature of the crystal oven, the nonlinear crystal amplifier operates at a designated phase-matching temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,191,353

OPTICALLY TRIGGERED ELECTRICAL SWITCHES WITH FAST RECOVERY BASED ON NONLINEAR OPTICAL RESPONSE

Lawrence Livermore Nation...

1. An optical switch electrically activatable through received photon energy, the switch comprising:a substrate responsive to photon energy, where the photon energy forms an optical excitation signal;
a first electrode disposed on a first surface of the substrate;
a second electrode disposed on a second surface of the substrate; and
wherein the substrate includes a characteristic of two-photon absorption to enable electrical conduction through the substrate, the two-photon absorption being enhanced by deep energy levels located in a bandgap between conductance and valence bands of the substrate which are at least near resonant with the photon energy.

US Pat. No. 10,191,346

BLUE PHASE LIQUID CRYSTAL MODULES, BLUE PHASE LIQUID CRYSTAL DEVICES, AND THE MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Wuhan China Star Optoelec...

1. A blue phase liquid crystal module, comprising:an up substrate;
a down substrate opposite to the up substrate;
blue phase liquid crystals between the up substrate and the down substrate;
the down substrate comprising at least one insulation layer having a wave-shaped structure with respect to the up substrate and the down substrate, the down substrate comprising a reflective layer to divide the down substrate into a transmission area and a reflective area, the reflective layer being arranged in a portion of the down substrate, pixel electrodes and common electrodes are arranged alternately at valleys and at peaks of the wave-shaped insulation layer, and the blue phase liquid crystals are driven by at least one slant electrical field generated between the pixel electrode and the common electrode; wherein the insulation layer is of a saw-tooth-shaped structure, the common electrode is V-shaped and is arranged at the valley of the wave-shaped insulation layer, and the pixel electrode is inverse-V-shaped and is arranged at the peak of the wave-shaped insulation layer, an included angle between a saw-tooth edge of the insulation layer within the transmission area and the down substrate is smaller than the included angle between the saw-tooth edge of the insulation layer within the reflective area and the down substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,191,345

DISPLAY DEVICE

INNOLUX CORPORATION, Mia...

1. A display device, comprising:a first substrate comprising a display region and a peripheral region, wherein the peripheral region is adjacent to the display region;
a first transistor disposed on the peripheral region, wherein the first transistor comprises a first semiconductor layer;
a second transistor disposed on the display region, wherein the second transistor comprises a second semiconductor layer;
a first insulating layer disposed under the first semiconductor layer;
wherein a thickness of the first insulating layer is greater than or equal to 200 nm and less than or equal to 500 nm;
wherein the first semiconductor layer is a silicon semiconductor layer, and the second semiconductor layer is an oxide semiconductor layer
a first buffer layer disposed on the first substrate, a second buffer layer disposed on the first buffer layer, a third buffer layer disposed on the second buffer layer, and a fourth buffer layer disposed on the third buffer layer and below the first insulating layer; wherein the first buffer layer, the third buffer layer and the first insulating layer respectively comprise comprises silicon oxide, and the second buffer layer and the fourth buffer layer respectively comprises silicon nitride.

US Pat. No. 10,191,344

ACTIVE MATRIX SUBSTRATE AND DISPLAY PANEL

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An active matrix substrate comprising:a plurality of gate lines that extend in a first direction in a display region;
a plurality of source lines that extend in a second direction in the display region, the second direction being different from the first direction;
pixel switching elements provided for pixels, respectively, in the display region and are connected to the gate lines and the source lines, the pixels being defined by the gate lines and the source lines;
a plurality of gate line driving circuits that are provided in the display region, in correspondence to each of the gate lines to control a potential thereof; and
a control signal line that supplies a control signal from outside the display region to the gate line driving circuits,
wherein each of the gate line driving circuits includes a plurality of driving switching elements for switching ON/OFF according to the control signal, and a capacitor that is connected to at least one of the driving switching elements,
at least part of the driving switching elements and the capacitor are arranged at positions closer to, not the gate line corresponding to the gate line driving circuit that includes the driving switching elements, but another gate line that is other titan the corresponding gate line, and
the another gate line is arranged between the at least part of the driving switching elements and the capacitor, and the gate line corresponding to the gate line driving circuit that includes the driving switching elements.

US Pat. No. 10,191,343

DEVICE AND PROCESS FOR FORMING LASER PULSES

Centre National de la Rec...

1. A device for shaping laser pulses comprising:an input for a pulsed laser beam;
a spatial phase modulator, arranged on the path of said input pulsed laser beam to be illuminated thereby, the input pulsed laser beam having undergone no spectral dispersion prior to illumination of the spatial phase modulator;
a computer programmed for configuring said spatial phase modulator so as to emulate a diffraction grating having a diffraction efficiency which varies along a spatial direction identified by the intersection of the surface of the modulator with the diffraction plane; and
a spatial filter for a light beam diffracted by said grating;
whereby a laser pulse at the input of the device is converted into a train of individual output pulses exhibiting temporal intensity modulation, said diffraction grating being a blazed grating having lines whose blaze angle varies along said spatial direction, wherein at least some said lines have, relative to a periodic arrangement, an offset in the diffraction plane (xz) of the grating introducing a phase shift of the corresponding individual pulses, said offset being made both in said spatial direction (s) and in a direction perpendicular (x) to the plane of the grating; and
wherein the spatial phase modulator is tilted with respect to an incident direction of the input pulsed laser beam in such a way that said incident direction and the direction perpendicular to the plane of the grating lie in the diffraction plane.

US Pat. No. 10,191,341

DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING DISPLAY DEVICE

Panasonic Liquid Crystal ...

1. A display device comprising:a thin film transistor;
a protective film formed on the thin film transistor;
a common electrode formed on the protective film;
a pixel electrode opposite to the common electrode, wherein
the common electrode has an opening enclosed by the common electrode,
the protective film has a first hole and a second hole formed in a same layer, and
the opening overlaps the first hole and the second hole in plan view.

US Pat. No. 10,191,340

DISPLAY DEVICE AND DRIVING METHOD THEREOF

AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION,...

1. A curved display panel, comprising:a first substrate, a second substrate, and a display medium located between the first substrate and the second substrate;
a plurality of scan lines and data lines, located on the first substrate, wherein the scan lines and the data lines are interlaced with each other;
a plurality of pixel structures, located on the first substrate, wherein each pixel structure is connected to one of the scan lines and one of the data lines, each pixel structure comprises an active device and a pixel electrode, and each active device comprises a gate, a channel layer, a source, and a drain;
a plurality of color filter patterns, arranged on the first substrate, wherein the color filter patterns are disposed corresponding to the pixel structures;
a plurality of shielding patterns, arranged on the first substrate, wherein the shielding patterns are disposed parallel to the data lines, gaps are provided between the shielding patterns and the scan lines, and the shielding patterns are disposed corresponding to junctions of two adjacent color filter patterns; and
a plurality of filling structures, arranged on the first substrate, wherein the filling structures are disposed corresponding to the gaps, and each filling structure is a multi-layer structure comprising a first layer and a second layer;
wherein all of the second layer, the source, and the drain comprise a first material, and both the first layer and the channel layer comprise a second material.

US Pat. No. 10,191,337

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

Panasonic Liquid Crystal ...

1. A liquid crystal display device comprising:a first display panel that displays a color image, the first display panel including a plurality of transmission sections each of which transmits light having a predetermined color; and
a second display panel that displays a black-and-white image, wherein
each of the first display panel and the second display panel includes a plurality of pixels, the plurality of pixels being defined by two source lines adjacent to each other and two gate lines adjacent to each other in plan view,
the plurality of pixels of the first display panel include a first pixel corresponding to a first transmission section transmitting light having first color, a second pixel corresponding to a second transmission section transmitting light having second color, and a third pixel corresponding to a third transmission section transmitting light having third color,
the plurality of pixels of the second display panel include a fourth pixel overlapping the first pixel and a fifth pixel overlapping the second pixel and the third pixel, and
an area of the fourth pixel is different from an area of the fifth pixel.

US Pat. No. 10,191,336

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE THAT AVOIDS INFLUENCE ON IMAGE QUALITY DUE TO RESIDUAL IONS

Japan Display Inc., Toky...

1. A liquid crystal display device comprising:a first substrate and a second substrate,
a liquid crystal layer sandwiched between the first substrate and the second substrate,
the first substrate having; scanning lines extending in a first direction and arranged in a second direction,
videos signal lines arranged to cross the scanning lines,
a pixel area surrounded by the scanning lines and the video signal lines, and
a pixel electrode formed in the pixel area,
wherein the first substrate has conductive wirings between the video signal line and the liquid crystal layer in cross sectional view, at least an organic insulating film is formed between the conductive wiring and the video signal line,
the conductive wirings are formed over the video signal lines in a plan view,
a width in the first direction of one of the conductive wirings is larger than a width in the first direction of one of the video signal lines,
the one conductive wiring has edges on both sides extending in the second direction,
the one video signal line has edges on both sides extending in the second direction, and
an amount of the one conductive wiring that extends beyond the edges of the one video signal line to the edges of the one conductive wiring in a plan view is essentially the same on both sides of the one video signal line.

US Pat. No. 10,191,335

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND MOTHER SUBSTRATE

Japan Display Inc., Toky...

1. A liquid crystal display panel comprising:a TFT substrate,
a counter substrate facing the TFT substrate through a sealing member,
a liquid crystal layer is sandwiched between the TFT substrate and the counter substrate, and
a plurality of spacers formed on the counter substrate,
wherein
the TFT substrate has a first region, which is surrounded by the sealing member and overlapping with the liquid crystal layer, and a second region, which is not surrounded by the sealing member and not overlapping with the liquid crystal layer,
a first layer structure has a laminated structure of at least three layers, which includes a first layer made of a transparent conductive layer,
the first layer structure is formed in the first region of the TFT substrate at a position facing one or more spacers of the plurality of spacers,
a second layer structure, having at least the same laminated structure as the first layer structure, is provided in the second region of the TFT substrate at a position facing one or more spacers of the plurality of spacers, and
the first layer of the first layer structure is electrically separated from the first layer of the second layer structure.

US Pat. No. 10,191,332

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY

SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOE...

1. A liquid crystal display (LCD), comprisinga backlight unit;
an LCD panel;
a frame glue sealant used to connect to the backlight unit and the LCD panel; and
at least one gasket;
wherein the at least one gasket is arranged on a side of the LCD panel toward the backlight unit or the at least one gasket is arranged on a side of the backlight unit toward the LCD panel; andwherein the at least one gasket maintains a separation between the LCD panel and the backlight unit; wherein the at least one gasket is an electrostrictive gasket;wherein a first driving electrode corresponding to each gasket is arranged on the side of the LCD panel, and a second driving electrode corresponding to each gasket is arranged on the backlight unit; each gasket is connected to the LCD panel by the corresponding first driving electrode; each gasket is connected to the backlight unit by the corresponding second driving electrode; the first driving electrode corresponds to the second driving electrode one by one.

US Pat. No. 10,191,330

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY PANEL, FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A liquid crystal display panel, comprising: an opposed substrate and an array substrate arranged opposite to each other, and a liquid crystal layer filled between the opposed substrate and the array substrate, wherein,alignment films having opposite friction directions are provided on opposing surfaces of the opposed substrate and the array substrate, respectively;
the liquid crystal display panel has a plurality of pixel units which are arranged in array, and each of the pixel units comprises two pixel regions along the friction direction of the alignment film;
in each of the pixel units, a surface of the opposed substrate facing the liquid crystal layer or a surface of the array substrate facing the liquid crystal layer within at least one of the two pixel regions is inclined, so that a mean value of included angles between long axes of liquid crystal molecules in the liquid crystal layer within one of the two pixel regions and a horizontal plane where the opposed substrate and the array substrate are located and a mean value of included angles between long axes of liquid crystal molecules in the liquid crystal layer within the other of the two pixel regions and the horizontal plane where the opposed substrate and the array substrate are located has a same absolute value and a sum of zero, wherein
in each of the pixel units, the inclined surface includes a high point located at the boundary of the two pixel regions, and the film layer in the pixel region without the inclined surface has a same height as the high point, so that the film layer is continuous in the two pixel regions.

US Pat. No. 10,191,327

EDGE-LIT TYPE BACKLIGHT MODULE, DISPLAY AND LIGHT GUIDE PLATE

Wuhan China Star Optoelec...

1. An edge-lit type backlight module, comprising:at least two light guide plates disposed to be overlapped, each of the light guide plates respectively comprising a light-emitting surface, a bottom surface and at least one light incident surface, the bottom surface of the light guide plate on an upper layer and the light-emitting surface of the light guide plate on a lower layer disposed opposite;
a plurality of light sources, respectively disposed on the light incident surface of each of the light guide plates, and disposed to be mutually independent;
in travel directions of light of the light sources, each of the light guide plates disposed with light-emitting regions and total reflection regions disposed alternately, the light emitted from the light sources totally reflected in the total reflection regions; the light-emitting regions of each of the light guide plates and the total reflection regions of the adjacent light guide plate(s) disposed opposite.

US Pat. No. 10,191,324

REFLECTIVE LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

21. A liquid crystal display device, comprising:a first substrate opposing a second substrate;
a data line on the first substrate and extending along a first direction;
a gate line on the first substrate and extending along a second direction which intersects the first direction;
a reflection layer on a same layer as the data line and spaced apart from the data line;
a color filter layer on the reflection layer and the data line; and
a pixel electrode on the color filter layer, wherein the color filter layer includes a first color filter and a second color filter adjacent to the first color filter, and wherein an edge portion at which the first color filter and the second color filter directly contact each other is between the reflection layer and the data line.

US Pat. No. 10,191,323

DISPLAY DEVICE

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

9. A display device, comprising:a substrate including a red pixel area, a green pixel area, a blue pixel area, and a white pixel area;
a gate line and a data line on the substrate;
a thin film transistor connected to each of the gate line and the data line;
a first insulating layer on the gate line, the data line, and the thin film transistor;
a second insulating layer on the first insulating layer, the second insulating layer having apertures in the red pixel area, the green pixel area, and the blue pixel area, respectively;
a reflective layer on the first insulating layer and the second insulating layer, the reflective layer being in the red pixel area, the green pixel area, and the blue pixel area;
a color filter in each of the apertures;
an opaque pixel electrode in the white pixel area; and
a transparent pixel electrode on each color filter and the second insulating layer, the transparent pixel electrode being connected to the thin film transistor.

US Pat. No. 10,191,322

DISPLAY AND ELECTRONIC UNIT

Japan Display Inc., Toky...

1. A display comprising:a reflective display panel; and
an optical laminate disposed on the display panel, the optical laminate including a plurality of anisotropic scattering films including at least:
a first film that has a first transmittance in a first scattering central axis direction of the first film when light enters the first film in the first scattering central axis direction; and
a second film that has a second transmittance in a second scattering central axis direction of the second film when light enters the second film in the second scattering central axis direction,
wherein the first transmittance is higher than a transmittance of the first film when light enters the first film in a direction different from the first scattering central axis direction,
wherein the second transmittance is higher than a transmittance of the second film when light enters the second film in a direction different from the second scattering central axis direction, and
wherein the first transmittance is at least four times the second transmittance.

US Pat. No. 10,191,321

REFLECTIVE POLARIZING MODULE HAVING PARTICLES AND BACKLIGHT UNIT INCLUDING SAME

LMS CO., LTD, Pyeontaek-...

1. A reflective polarizing module comprising:a reflective polarizer sheet formed by stacking a plurality of layers having different refractive indexes, and selectively transmitting light;
a first light-condensing sheet having first structuralized patterns in which first unit light-condensing objects are continuously repeated and each have a transverse cross-sectional area gradually decreased toward an upper portion thereof, wherein an upper tip portion of each of the first unit light-condensing objects is bonded to a lower portion of the reflective polarizer sheet so as to have a first width in a transverse direction thereof; and
a coating layer disposed on an upper surface of the reflective polarizer sheet and having a plurality of particles diffusing light transferred through the reflective polarizer sheet, wherein at least some of the plurality of particles have a diameter smaller than the first width.

US Pat. No. 10,191,320

FILTER SHEET, MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A filter sheet, comprising:a first medium film, a second medium film and a third medium film attached to each other,
wherein the filter sheet comprises a first pixel region, a second pixel region and a third pixel region;
a portion of the first medium film in the first pixel region of the filter sheet is removed, a portion of the second medium film in the second pixel region of the filter sheet is removed, and a portion of the third medium film in the third pixel region of the filter sheet is removed;
the first medium film reflects light in a first wavelength range and transmits light outside the first wavelength range; the second medium film reflects light in a second wavelength range and transmits light outside the second wavelength range; and the third medium film reflects light in a third wavelength range and transmits light outside the third wavelength range, each of the first, second and third medium films comprises a plurality of cycles, and each of the cycles is formed by alternately arranging at least two medium layers with different refractive indices;
wherein a fourth medium film is a same one as any one of the first, second and third medium films, and a reflection wavelength range of the fourth medium film is from L1 to L2;
in an incident light direction, if the low refractive index medium layer is arranged before the high refractive index medium layer, then in the fourth medium film:
a thickness of the low refractive index medium layer in a i-th cycle satisfies a formula: d1i=[L1+k(2i?1?1)]/4n1,
a thickness of the high refractive index medium layer in the i-th cycle satisfies a formula: d2i=[L1+k(2i?1)]/4n2; and
in the incident light direction, if the low refractive index medium layer is arranged behind the high refractive index medium layer, then in the fourth medium film:
a thickness of the low refractive index medium layer in a i-th cycle satisfies a formula: d1i=[L1+k(2i?1)]/4n1;
a thickness of the high refractive index medium layer in the i-th cycle satisfies a formula: d2i=[L1+k(2i?1?1)]/4n2,
wherein k is an increasing coefficient and 0.5?k?16, i is a natural number and 0?i?Z/2, Z is the total number of the low refractive index medium layer and the high refractive index medium layer in the fourth medium film, n1 is a refractive index of the low refractive index medium layer, and n2 is a refractive index of the high refractive index medium layer.

US Pat. No. 10,191,317

DISPLAY APPARATUS

Japan Display Inc., Toky...

1. A display apparatus comprising:a display panel including a substrate provided with a display functional layer, and a polarizing plate, the display panel having sides along a first direction and a second direction;
an illuminator configured to output light to the display panel;
a frame that surrounds sides of the illuminator;
a protrusion included in the frame, the protrusion protruding toward the substrate and having a width in the first direction;
an adhesive member through which the substrate is bonded at a top of the protrusion of the frame, the adhesive member having a width in the first direction,
wherein
the polarizing plate is provided on a surface of the substrate to which the frame is bonded, and is arranged on an inner side of the frame than the adhesive member in planar view, and
the width of the adhesive member is smaller than the width of the protrusion which the adhesive member is in direct contact with.

US Pat. No. 10,191,314

DISPLAY APPARATUS

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A display apparatus, comprising:a display panel;
a backlight unit; and
an accommodation member which accommodates the display panel and the backlight unit,
wherein the accommodation member comprises:
a bottom part defining a bottom surface of the accommodation member, at which a plurality of bottom holes is defined; and
a plurality of side surface parts which is connected to the bottom part and defines outermost side surfaces of the accommodation member,
wherein each of the side surface parts comprises:
a vertical part extending upward with respect to the bottom part; and
a horizontal part extending horizontally with respect to the bottom part and connected to a lower portion of the vertical part, a plurality of side surface holes defined in the horizontal part,
wherein a position where the side surface parts are connected to the bottom part varies based on sizes of the display panel and the backlight unit, and
wherein the position of the side surface parts define the outermost side surfaces defining the accommodation member and extend outwardly beyond an edge defining the bottom part of the accommodation member,
and wherein the plurality side surface holes are aligned with a portion of the bottom holes, which is determined based on the sizes of the display panel and the backlight unit.

US Pat. No. 10,191,312

RUBBER FRAME COMPONENT, BACKLIGHT MODULE AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A rubber frame component, comprising:a rubber frame body for surrounding edges of a backlight module and fixing the backlight module;
pointy projections made of a metal for attracting static charges in a periphery of a display panel; and
a reinforcing part disposed in the rubber frame body for supporting the display panel.

US Pat. No. 10,191,311

DISPLAY DEVICE AND CHARGING METHOD THEREOF

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A display device comprising a display panel, a backlight source and a rechargeable battery, wherein the display panel has an upper substrate and a lower substrate disposed opposite to the upper substrate, the backlight source is situated on a side of the display panel facing the lower substrate, and the rechargeable battery is configured to supply power to the display device, and the display device further comprises:a transparent solar battery arranged at the upper substrate and configured to recharge the rechargeable battery of the display device;
a photosensitive coating disposed in a non-transparent region of the display panel and configured to sense light from the backlight source; and
a signal processing unit connected to the photosensitive coating and the transparent solar battery, wherein the signal processing unit detects changes of the signal from the photosensitive coating, determines a working state of the display device, and makes the transparent solar battery recharge or not recharge according to the working state of the display device.

US Pat. No. 10,191,309

MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUES FOR LIQUID CRYSTAL PARAMETERS INCLUDING TWIST ELASTIC CONSTANT WITHOUT LIGHT MEASUREMENT

1. A method for measuring the twist elastic constant (K22) of a liquid crystal mixture under test, the method comprising:providing a liquid crystal test cell having a pair of electrodes;
placing the liquid crystal mixture under test into the liquid crystal test cell;
applying an electrical driving signal to the electrodes of the liquid crystal test cell;
measuring an electrical response signal from the electrodes; and
based on the electrical driving signal and the electrical response signal, and in the absence of measuring light transmitted through or reflected off of the liquid crystal test cell, determining the twist elastic constant (K22) for the liquid crystal mixture under test by determining a parameter related to a geometry of the liquid crystal test cell and wherein the twist elastic constant is proportional to the product of the parameter and the electrical response signal and wherein the determining includes using the following equation: K22=(Vth)2 (??)?2 (?0|??|), where Vth is the threshold minimum voltage that causes liquid crystal molecules to turn, ? is a feature factor that is a function of the test cell geometry, ?0 is the vacuum permittivity, and |??| is the dielectric anisotropy.

US Pat. No. 10,191,307

OPTICAL TRANSMISSION DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. An optical transmission device comprising:an optical modulator configured to include a first waveguide and a second waveguide, each of the first waveguide and the second waveguide modulating carrier light by using a modulation drive signal having multiple intensity levels;
a phase shifter configured to provide a predetermined phase difference between a first optical signal output from the first waveguide and a second optical signal output from the second waveguide;
a photodetector configured to detect a portion of a multilevel optical signal acquired by multiplexing the first optical signal and the second optical signal between which the phase difference is provided, and apply photoelectric conversion to the portion; and
a first controller configured to provide a first bias voltage and a second bias voltage to the first waveguide and the second waveguide, respectively, based on an output signal from the photodetector, wherein
the first controller comprises:
a signal amplitude detector configured to receive an output of the photodetector and output signal amplitude information of the output of the photodetector; and
a second controller configured to input the signal amplitude information and correcting at least one of the first bias voltage to be provided to the first waveguide and the second bias voltage to be provided to the second waveguide, based on a quadrature state between the first waveguide and the second waveguide of the optical modulator, the quadrature state being represented by the signal amplitude information.

US Pat. No. 10,191,305

OPHTHALMIC LENS

Signet Armorlite, Inc., ...

1. An ophthalmic lens, comprising:an optical lens having a front surface and a back surface;
a thin film coating on the front surface comprising alternating layers of high and low index materials, the coating attenuating transmission of light and having a spectral reflectance curve comprising a reflectance of at least 80% from 320 nm to 420 nm, between 40% to 60% at 440 nm, and 20% or less from 480 nm to 700 nm, and wherein the spectral reflectance curve is monotonically decreasing between 420 nm to 450 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,191,304

ELECTRONIC EYEGLASSES AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING

Mitsui Chemicals, Inc., ...

1. An electronic eyewear, comprising:a temple;
an electronic lens;
a first electronic module and a second electronic module disposed in the temple;
a tube made of heat resistant materials and disposed in the temple; and
an electrical conductor inserted into the tube, wherein the electronic lens and the first electronic module are electrically connected to each other, and wherein the first electronic module is electrically connected to the second electronic module by the electrical conductor.

US Pat. No. 10,191,290

VEHICLE, HEAD-UP DISPLAYING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ADJUSTING HEIGHT OF PROJECTION IMAGE THEREOF

BYD COMPANY LIMITED, (CN...

1. A head-up displaying system, configured to be applied in a vehicle, and comprising:a projector, disposed in the vehicle, and configured to project a projection image onto a front windshield such that the projection image is reflected into eyes of a driver;
a camera, fixedly disposed in the vehicle and in front of the eyes of the driver, and configured to detect an image having locations of the eyes of the driver and a predetermined reference point;
a seat detecting module, configured to detect a position of a seat of the driver in the vehicle so as to obtain an actual horizontal distance between the eyes of the driver and the predetermined reference point in a horizontal direction; and
a head-up controller, configured to obtain the image detected by the camera and the actual horizontal distance detected by the seat detecting module, to process the image so as to obtain a position relation between the eyes of the driver and the predetermined reference point in the image, to generate an actual vertical distance between the eyes of the driver and the predetermined reference point according to the position relation and the actual horizontal distance, and to adjust a height of the projection image from the projector automatically according to the actual vertical distance,
wherein the projector comprises a display component, and a three-mirror optical assembly positioned in an optical path of an emergent light of the display component and configured to reflect the projection image projected by the display component onto the front windshield such that the front windshield reflects the projection image into the eyes of the driver and comprising:
a zoom lens assembly;
an image quality compensation lens assembly; and
a front windshield compensation lens assembly, configured to compensate for an image distortion caused by the front windshield and to adjust an angle of the emergent light,
wherein the front windshield compensation lens assembly comprises:
a housing;
a bracket, rotatably disposed on the housing;
an angle adjusting component, disposed on the housing and connected to the bracket, and configured to drive the bracket to rotate under control of the head-up controller; and
a front windshield compensation lens, disposed on the bracket, and configured to compensate for the distortion caused by the front windshield and to adjust the angle of the emergent light,
wherein the angle adjusting component comprises an adjusting housing, an electric motor, a gear train and a pusher; wherein
the electric motor, the gear train and the pusher are disposed in the adjusting housing;
the electric motor is connected to the head-up controller and comprises a screw shaft, the screw shaft is engaged with the gear train;
the pusher has a pushing end connected to a back surface of the bracket and an engaging end engaged with the gear train; and
a rotary motion of the gear train is converted into a liner motion of the pusher.

US Pat. No. 10,191,288

OPTICAL SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING A SOURCE IMAGE

Carl Zeiss AG, Oberkoche...

1. An optical system configured to transmit a source image from which light having a field angle spectrum emanates, the optical system comprising:an optical waveguide arrangement in which the light can propagate by total internal reflection;
a diffractive optical input coupling arrangement configured to couple the light emanating from the source image into the optical waveguide arrangement; and
a diffractive optical output coupling arrangement configured to couple the light that has propagated in the optical waveguide arrangement out from the optical waveguide arrangement,
wherein:
the input coupling arrangement comprises:
a first input coupling element configured to couple light from a first subfield of the source image having field angles from a first field angle range of the field angle spectrum into the optical waveguide arrangement;
a second input coupling element configured to couple light from a second subfield of the source image having field angles from a second field angle range;
the second subfield is at least partly different from the first subfield;
the second field angle range is at least partly different from the first field angle range;
the transmitted first subfield and the transmitted at least one second subfield are at least partly superimposed on each other after coupling out from the optical waveguide arrangement; and
at least one subfield selected from the group consisting of the first subfield and the second subfield is at least partly arcuately bounded before coupling into the optical waveguide arrangement.

US Pat. No. 10,191,281

HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY FOR VISUALLY RECOGNIZING INPUT

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A head-mountable display device, comprising:a display screen; and
circuitry configured to:
communicate with an input device that is independent of the head-mountable display device,
wherein the input device includes at least one touch sensor, and
wherein the at least one touch sensor is beneath an input operation surface of the input device;
control the display screen to display a primary image, an operation image, and an auxiliary image,
wherein the operation image is overlaid on the primary image,
wherein the auxiliary image is overlaid on the operation image,
wherein the operation image of a first size is displayed at a first display position on the display screen,
wherein the auxiliary image indicates three-dimensional positional information of a target object relative to the input operation surface of the input device, and
wherein the three-dimensional positional information of the target object includes a distance of the target object from the input operation surface of the input device;
change the first display position of the operation image of the first size to a second display position of the operation image of a second size on the display screen, based on at least an object included in the primary image,
wherein the second display position is different from the first display position; and
control the display screen to further display the operation image of the second size at the second display position.

US Pat. No. 10,191,280

GLASS PANEL FOR DISPLAY SYSTEM

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

13. The glazing as claimed in claim 1, wherein the two hydroxyl groups are in para position on the benzene ring.

US Pat. No. 10,191,258

SINGLE-FOCUS OPTICAL SYSTEM AND OPTICAL APPARATUS USING THE SAME

OLYMPUS CORPORATION, Tok...

1. A single-focus optical system which forms a conjugate relationship between a conjugate point on an enlargement side at a long distance and a conjugate point on a reduction side at a short distance, comprising in order from the enlargement side:a first lens unit; and
a second lens unit having a positive refractive power, wherein:
a lens component is one of a single lens and a cemented lens, and
the first lens unit includes a reduction-side negative lens component which is disposed closest to the reduction side, and has a concave surface on the reduction side, and
the first lens unit includes a enlargement-side lens component having a negative refractive power, closest to the enlargement side, and
the first lens unit includes a cemented lens cemented in order from the enlargement side, a negative lens having concave surface on the enlargement side and a positive lens, and
a shape of the cemented lens is a meniscus shape having a concave surface directed toward the enlargement side, and
in addition, the total number of negative lens components in the first lens unit is not less than three, and
the second lens unit includes in order from the enlargement side, a first positive lens, a second positive lens, a first negative lens, and a third positive lens, and
all air spaces in the second lens unit are constant at a time of focusing.

US Pat. No. 10,191,248

IMAGING LENS

KANTATSU CO., LTD., Yait...

12. An imaging lens comprising:seven constituent lenses which form an image of an object on a solid-state image sensor, in which the lenses are arranged in order from an object side to an image side of the imaging lens and are spaced from each other, the seven constituent lenses comprising:
a first lens with a positive refractive power;
a second lens with a negative refractive power;
a third lens with a positive or a negative refractive power;
a fourth lens with a positive or a negative refractive power;
a fifth lens with a positive refractive power;
a sixth lens with a positive or a negative refractive power; and
a seventh lens being a double-sided aspheric lens having a concave surface facing the image side, wherein
the third lens, the fourth lens, the fifth lens, and the sixth lens each have at least one aspheric surface,
the seventh lens has a pole-change point spaced from an optical axis of the imaging lens on its aspheric image-side surface, and expressions (9) and (10) are satisfied:
40 20<|?d5??d6|<40  (10), where
?d4 is an Abbe number of the fourth lens at d-ray,
?d5 is an Abbe number of the fifth lens at d-ray, and
?d6 is an Abbe number of the sixth lens at d-ray.

US Pat. No. 10,191,244

IMAGING APPARATUS AND POSITION DETECTION METHOD

Olympus Corporation, Tok...

1. An imaging apparatus having a lens, that is capable of movement in an optical axis direction, provided inside a lens barrel that includes a photographing lens, comprising:an operation member,
a detection element that outputs analog signals in accordance with position of the operation member,
an A/D converter that carries out A/D conversion to convert the analog signals to digital values, and
a controller that causes execution of A/D conversion by the A/D converter at a given time intervals, detects position of the operation member based on the digital values, and controls position of the lens based on the position, wherein
the controller, when it is determined that the operation member is stopped, compares an average value of a first number of digital values with a first threshold value, and determines that the operation member is moving if it has been determined that the average value is greater than the first threshold value, and
the controller, when it is determined that the operation member is moving, compares a difference between a newest digital value and a digital value that was acquired a second number previously with a second threshold value, and determines that the operation member has stopped if it is determined that the difference is smaller than the second threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,191,232

OPTICAL MODULE

OE SOLUTIONS CO., LTD., ...

1. An optical module comprising:an optical transmitter configured to output a first optical signal;
an optical receiver configured to receive a second optical signal;
a holder including an optical fiber on which the first optical signal is incident and from which the second optical signal is emitted;
a first optical filter disposed between the optical transmitter and the holder to transmit the first optical signal and reflect the second optical signal;
a first parallel light lens disposed between the first optical filter and the optical transmitter;
a second parallel light lens disposed between the first optical filter and the holder;
a case into which the optical transmitter, the optical receiver, and the holder are inserted and in which the first optical filter, the first parallel light lens, and the second parallel light lens are disposed;
an isolator disposed between the first parallel light lens and the optical transmitter;
a reflector which is configured to reflect the second optical signal reflected by the first optical filter toward the optical receiver;
a second optical filter disposed between the reflector and the optical receiver; and
an adjustment member which is configured to couple the optical transmitter to the case,
wherein the holder is configured to accommodate the first parallel light lens, the second parallel light lens, the first optical filter, the reflector, and the second optical filter, and
wherein the adjustment member comprises a first adjustment member coupled with the case and a second adjustment member inserted into the first adjustment member and coupled with the optical transmitter.

US Pat. No. 10,191,225

OPTICAL CONNECTOR

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. An optical connector comprising:a connection end part to be provided at a tip end of an optical fiber;
a housing which houses the connection end part and includes an opening part in a top surface;
a lid part which is attached to the housing so as to cover the opening part; and
a plate-shaped pressure crimping member which includes a recess part where the optical fiber is placed,
wherein
the plate-shaped pressure crimping member is provided in such a manner that an opening of the recess part opens toward a bottom surface of the housing, and
the plate-shaped pressure crimping member is configured such that when the lid part is attached to the housing, the optical fiber is sandwiched and pressed between the pressure crimping member and the bottom surface, such that the optical fiber is prevented from moving along a lengthwise direction of the optical fiber and which cover part is not pierced.

US Pat. No. 10,191,210

OPTICAL SHEET AND DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING THE SAME

LG DISPLAY CO., LTD., Se...

1. An optical sheet comprising:a plate-shaped optical sheet body having an active area and a non-active area; and
a plurality of fixing portions provided at corners of the optical sheet body in the non-active area,
wherein each fixing portion protrudes from the corresponding corner of the optical sheet body,
wherein each fixing portion is a unitary member that is provided without apertures,
wherein each fixing portion is provided in a respective buffer region of a guide panel,
wherein each buffer region has a predetermined depth that conforms to the shape of the respective fixing portion and has a shape that conforms to an outer surface of the respective fixing portion to fix the fixing portion thereto, and
wherein each buffer region is a gap that allows the guide panel to fluctuate in size.

US Pat. No. 10,191,187

OUTDOOR DISPLAY APPARATUS

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An outdoor display apparatus comprising:a display panel;
a transparent panel disposed in front of the display panel;
a light-blocking layer disposed on a front surface of the transparent panel by a sputtering process and configured to block a portion of light transmitted to the display panel;
an anti-graffiti layer disposed on a front surface of the light-blocking layer;
a light-absorbing layer disposed on a rear surface of the transparent panel and in front of the display panel and between the transparent panel and the display panel; and
an anti-fog layer disposed on a rear surface of the light-absorbing layer,
wherein the light-blocking layer is disposed between the anti-graffiti layer and the transparent panel,
wherein the light-absorbing layer comprises a polarizing film having a front surface and a rear surface, and a ?/4 film having a front surface and a rear surface, and
wherein the front surface of the polarizing film is attached to the rear surface of the transparent panel, the front surface of the ?/4 film is attached to the rear surface of the polarizing film, and the anti-fog layer is attached to the rear surface of the ?/4 film.

US Pat. No. 10,191,177

APPARATUS AND A METHOD FOR METAL DETECTION INVOLVING A MOBILE TERMINAL WITH A DISPLAY

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. An apparatus comprising:at least one first signal loop configured to receive a first signal;
at least one second signal loop magnetically coupled with the at least one first signal loop configured to generate a second signal based on induction when the at least one first signal loop receives the first signal and is magnetically coupled with the at least one second signal loop; and
a signal processor configured to monitor the second signal and determine a presence of at least one metal object dependent on induction interference of the at least one metal object on the second signal when the at least one first signal loop is magnetically coupled with the at least one second signal loop.

US Pat. No. 10,191,117

BATTERY REMAINING POWER PREDICTING DEVICE AND BATTERY PACK

ABLIC INC., Chiba (JP)

1. A battery remaining power predicting device configured to measure a voltage and a temperature of a rechargeable battery and to predict a remaining power of the rechargeable battery, the device comprising:a voltage detection portion that measures the voltage and temperature of the rechargeable battery;
a computing portion that predicts and calculates the remaining power of the rechargeable battery, based on the voltage and the temperature; and
a controller that controls an operation of the battery remaining power predicting device and the computing portion,
wherein the controller executes a battery remaining power predicting flow for predicting and calculating the remaining power of the rechargeable battery, the battery remaining power prediction flow regressively calculating the battery remaining power, based on the measured voltage and temperature and a battery internal impedance in a battery equivalent circuit, and
the controller executes a secular change estimating flow for estimating a secular change in battery characteristics using a case where a battery current is in a constant current state.

US Pat. No. 10,191,106

TECHNIQUES TO IDENTIFY A PROCESS CORNER

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for identifying a process corner of an integrated circuit having a first asymmetrical ring oscillator (ARO1) including pull-up transistors that have a low threshold voltage (LVT) and pull-down transistors that have a regular threshold voltage (RVT), and a second asymmetrical ring oscillator (ARO2) including pull-up transistors that have an RVT and pull-down transistors having an LVT, comprising:applying an ultra-low power supply voltage to the ARO1 and the ARO2, wherein the applied ultra-low power supply voltage causes the integrated circuit to operate near a verge of malfunction;
measuring an output frequency of the ARO1;
measuring an output frequency of the ARO2;
calculating a calculated ratio of the output frequency of the ARO1 and the output frequency of the ARO2; and
comparing the calculated ratio to a fiduciary ratio, wherein the fiduciary ratio is of the output frequency of the ARO1 and the output frequency of the ARO2 at a typical-typical (TT) process corner, a slow-slow (SS) process corner, or a fast-fast (FF) process corner, and wherein if the calculated ratio is more than a first number of times the fiduciary ratio or less than a second number of times the fiduciary ratio, then a value of a manufactured process variation of the integrated circuit is substantially at an asymmetric process corner.

US Pat. No. 10,191,101

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETECTING GROUND FAULT IN A DC SYSTEM

GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY,...

1. A ground fault detection system for locating a ground fault in a direct current (DC) power transfer system comprising:a ground fault detection component comprising:
a first switch and a second switch;
a first resistive element and a second resistive element;
wherein, the first switch is electrically coupled to the first resistive element and the second switch is electrically coupled to the second resistive element in a series configuration respectively,
a current sensor operatively coupled to a load and configured to measure a fault current at the load upon switching at least one of the first switch or the second switch to a conducting state; and
a DC grounding component coupled to the ground fault detection component in a parallel configuration between a positive rail and a negative rail of a first DC bus, wherein the DC grounding component is configured to provide a balanced ground reference voltage at a neutral point;
wherein the DC grounding component comprises a third resistive element and a fourth resistive element, a first capacitive element and a second capacitive element, or a combination thereof for providing the balanced ground reference voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,191,087

AUTOMATED STORAGE OF SUCCESSIVE STABLE MEASUREMENTS IN A DIGITAL MULTIMETER

Fluke Corporation, Evere...

1. A handheld device for detecting electrical or physical parameters, comprising:a measurement component that measures physical or electrical parameters;
a user interface configured to receive an activation input that activates automated saving of subsequent successive stable measurements measured by the measurement component; and
a processor coupled to the measurement component and the user interface, wherein, responsive to receipt of the activation input by the user interface, the processor:
displays a plurality of subsequent successive stable measurements measured by the measurement component, wherein each measurement determined to be stable is displayed until a further subsequent measurement is determined to be stable; and
automatically stores each measurement of the plurality of displayed subsequent successive stable measurements in a memory communicatively coupled to the processor,
wherein the user interface is further configured to receive a review input, and responsive to receipt of the review input by the user interface, the processor retrieves a plurality of previously-stored stable measurements and provides a user-selective display of the stable measurements for review by a user.

US Pat. No. 10,191,079

METHOD AND SYSTEM OF DUAL-MODE ACTUATION AND SENSING FOR REAL-TIME CALIBRATION OF AXISYMMETRIC RESONANT GYROSCOPES

GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH COR...

1. A gyroscope apparatus having a plurality of resonance modes comprising:a resonator body;
first and second drive electrodes coupled to the resonator body;
first and second output electrodes coupled to the resonator body;
interface circuitry for driving the first drive electrode and second drive electrode simultaneously with a primary calibration signal derived at least in part from output signals from the first and second output electrodes; and
interface circuitry for generating calibration stimulus by multiplying the output signals of the first and second output electrodes with opposite polarities of a calibration signal, Vcal, and adding the multiplier outputs in a cross-coupled configuration to the drive signals of second and first drive electrodes to mimic mechanical rotation in an electrical domain, thereby tracking variations of mechanical rotation rate sensitivity.

US Pat. No. 10,191,078

ACCELERATION SENSOR

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. An acceleration sensor comprising:a detection device including:
an active layer;
a base layer;
an oxide layer disposed between the active layer and the base layer;
a first insulating layer disposed on the active layer at a side opposite to the oxide layer and provided with a first opening;
a contact portion disposed on a part of the first insulating layer at a side opposite to
the active layer and including a first metal layer connected to the active layer through the first opening, and
a self-check electrode disposed at a side of the first insulating layer opposite to the active layer and located away from the first metal layer;
an opposed electrode disposed at a location opposing the self-check electrode; and
a top lid supporting the opposed electrode,
wherein the detection device further includes a frame and a ground electrode disposed on the frame, and
the ground electrode is electrically connected to a part of the active layer in the frame through the contact portion.

US Pat. No. 10,191,075

METHOD AND APPARATUS TO DETECT DIRECTION AND VELOCITY OF MOVEMENT OF EQUIPMENT BY USING SINGLE SENSOR

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An apparatus to detect a direction or a velocity of movement of equipment, the apparatus comprising:a sensor; and
a processor unit configured to:
measure an area of a region of the equipment overlapping a specific region of the sensor as the equipment moves adjacent to the sensor, using the sensor,
determine a voltage value corresponding to the measured area of the region of the equipment,
determine whether one of a first interrupt and a second interrupt occurs, the first interrupt occurring when the determined voltage value reaches a threshold value and the second interrupt occurring when a preset amount of time passes from a time when the sensor starts operating, and
determine a direction or a velocity of the movement of the equipment by using voltage information at times when the first interrupt or the second interrupt occurs and voltage information at a predetermined time before the times when the first interrupt or the second interrupt occurs,
wherein the processor comprises a second calculator to calculate the velocity of the movement of the equipment when the second interrupt occurs, and
wherein the second calculator calculates the velocity of the movement of the equipment by using a combination of a voltage value at a predetermined time before a time when the second interrupt occurs, a voltage value at a time when the second interrupt occurs, the predetermined time, a difference between a maximum value and a minimum value of the converted voltage value, and a length of the equipment.

US Pat. No. 10,191,071

CARTRIDGES AND INSTRUMENTS FOR SAMPLE ANALYSIS

IntegenX, Inc., Pleasant...

1. A fluidic device comprising:a fluidics layer comprising one or more fluidic channels in a thermoplastic material;
a deformable membrane covering the one or more fluidic channels and comprising a heat seal material capable of plastic deformation, the heat seal material being thermally bonded to the fluidics layer;
one or more diaphragm valves, each diaphragm valve configured to regulate fluid flow in an associated fluidic channel, wherein each diaphragm valve comprises:
a) a diaphragm comprised in the deformable membrane;
b) a valve seat in the associated fluidic channel and recessed from a surface of the fluidics layer that contacts the deformable membrane; and
c) a valve inlet and a valve outlet comprised in the fluidics layer; wherein the one or more diaphragm valves are each configured for activation by a ram such that mechanical pressure by the ram on the deformable membrane presses the membrane against the valve seat, thereby closing the valve.

US Pat. No. 10,191,066

METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE RISK OF CARDIOVASCULAR EVENTS USING IGFBP FRAGMENTS

HYTEST LTD., Turku (FI)

6. A cardiac test kit, said kit comprising:1) an anti insulin-like growth factor-binding protein 4 (IGFBP-4) fragment antibody that binds the N-terminal fragment from IGFBP-4 having SEQ ID NO 1,
2) an anti IGFBP-4 fragment antibody that binds the C-terminal fragment from IGFBP-4 having SEQ ID NO 2; and
3) at least one reagent that measures another marker of major adverse cardiovascular event prediction selected from the group consisting of cholesterol fraction, C-Reactive Protein (CRP), cardiac troponin I, cardiac troponin T, B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP), BNP precursor peptide (proBNP), N-terminal proBNP (NT-proBNP), Lipo-protein associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2), placental growth factor (PlGF), estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), homocysteine (HCY), choline, ischemia modified albumin (IMA), soluble CD40 ligand (sCD40L) and myeloperoxidase (MPO),
wherein antibody 1) is suitable for determination of the amount of intact IGFBP-4+IGFBP-4 N-terminal fragment in the sample,
wherein said antibody 1) and antibody 2) combined are suitable for determination of the amount of intact IGFBP-4.

US Pat. No. 10,191,053

METHODS FOR MEASURING AND REPORTING VASCULARITY IN A TISSUE SAMPLE

Flagship Biosciences, Inc...

1. A method for measuring and reporting vascularity in a biological tissue sample, comprising:acquiring at least one digital image of a stained tissue section, wherein the stained tissue section is stained in such a manner to allow identification of at least one vessel object and at least one tissue object;
detecting within the at least one digital image at least one vessel object, wherein the vessel object is selected from the group consisting of fully formed vessels and vessel fragments;
detecting at least one tissue object within the digital image;
calculating a vessel proximity score based on the detected vessel object and tissue object; and
digitally omitting from the vessel proximity score any detected vessels having a diameter or vessel area greater than a maximum vessel size.

US Pat. No. 10,191,036

SYSTEM FOR DETECTING AND REMOVING BIOLOGICAL ANALYTES IN FLUIDS

NUB4U, Inc., Huntsville,...

1. A fluid cleaning system comprising:a detector module for detecting the presence of one or more biological contaminants in a fluid, said detector module comprising:
a detector module housing having a fluid outlet;
one or more pairs of microcantilever sensors enclosed within said detector module housing, each said pair comprising a reference microcantilever sensor and a detection microcantilever sensor comprising a polymerized receptor, said polymerized receptor having an affinity with a biological contaminant of said one or more biological contaminants, said detection sensor configured to provide a detection signal in the presence of said one or more biological contaminants; and
a contaminant capture manifold enclosed within a contaminant capture housing having an inlet in fluid communication with, and downstream of said detector module outlet and comprising one or more stages, each said stage comprising a contaminant capture element each said contaminant capture element comprising one of a spiral ramp comprising said polymerized receptor, a cylindrical wall coated with said polymerized receptor, and a plurality of microbeads comprised of said polymerized receptor.

US Pat. No. 10,191,035

TEMPERATURE-SENSITIVE FLUORESCENT PROBE FOR INTRODUCTION INTO CELL

KIRIN HOLDINGS KABUSHIKI ...

1. A method for introducing a temperature-sensitive probe into a living cell, the method comprising the step of mixing the temperature-sensitive probe with said living cell in a solvent, wherein the temperature-sensitive probe comprises a copolymer, the copolymer comprising at least one thermoresponsive unit, a first fluorescent unit and a second fluorescent unit, and a cationic unit, wherein the first fluorescent unit and the second fluorescent unit each have a mutually different maximum fluorescence wavelengthwherein the copolymer comprises repeating units represented by formula (I), formula (II), formula (III), and formula (XIII):
wherein R1 is selected from hydrogen atom and C1-3 alkyl;R4 and R5 are independently selected from hydrogen atom and C1-20 alkyl, in which the alkyl may be optionally substituted by one or more substituent(s) selected from hydroxy, C1-6 alkoxy, and aryl, or R4 and R5 may be combined with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached to form a 4- to 8-membered nitrogen-containing hetero ring, in which the hetero ring may be optionally substituted by one or more substituent(s) selected from C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 alkoxy, nitro, halogen atom, C1-10 alkylcarbonylamino, and arylcarbonylamino; andwherein R2 is selected from hydrogen atom and C1-3 alkyl;W is aromatic ring or —X1—C(?O)— (in which X1 is directly bonded to Q1);
X1 is O, S, or N—R11;
R11 is hydrogen atom, C1-6 alkyl, or -Q1-Y, in which the alkyl may be optionally substituted by one or more substituent(s) selected from hydroxy, halogen atom, C1-6 alkoxy, C1-6 alkylthio, C1-6 alkylsulfinyl, and C1-6 alkylsulfonyl;
Q1 is independently selected from C1-20 alkylene, C3-20 alkenylene, or C3-20 alkynylene, in which the alkylene may be independently inserted into O, S, —O—P(?O)(—OH)—O—, or phenylene at one or more position(s);
Y is independently an ionic functional group capable of having one or more positive charges, and is selected from —N+R21R22R23Xe?, —C(?NR41)—NR42R43, and a group represented by the following formula:

Xe? and Xf? are counter anions;
R21, R22, and R23 are independently selected from C1-10 alkyl and C7-14 aralkyl, or R21 and R22 may be combined with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached to form a 5- to 7-membered nitrogen-containing hetero ring;
R24 is C1-10 alkyl or C7-14 aralkyl; and
R41, R42, and R43 are independently selected from hydrogen atom and C1-10 alkyl, or R41 and R42 may be combined with the nitrogen and carbon atoms to which they are attached to form a 5- to 7-membered hetero ring containing two nitrogen atoms, or R42 and R43 may be combined with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached to form a 5- to 7-membered nitrogen-containing hetero ring, and
wherein R3 is selected from hydrogen atom and C1-3 alkyl;
X2 is O, S, or N—R12;
X3 is direct bond, O, S, SO, SO2, N(—R13), CON(—R16), N(—R16)CO, N(—R17)CON(—R18), SO2N(—R19), or N(—R19)SO2;
Q2 is selected from C1-20 alkylene, C3-20 alkenylene, or C3-20 alkynylene, in which O, S, or phenylene may be independently inserted into the alkylene at one or more position(s);
Ar is selected from a 6- to 18-membered aromatic carbocyclic group or a 5- to 18-membered aromatic heterocyclic group, in which the aromatic carbocyclic group and aromatic heterocyclic group may contain a fused ring, one or more ring(s) contained therein being aromatic ring(s), —CH2— existing in the aromatic carbocyclic group and the aromatic heterocyclic group as a ring atom may be optionally replaced with —C(O)—, and also the aromatic carbocyclic group and aromatic heterocyclic group may be optionally substituted by one or more substituent(s) selected from halogen atom, C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 alkoxy, C1-6 alkylthio, C1-6 alkylsulfinyl, C1-6 alkylsulfonyl, nitro, cyano, C1-6 alkylcarbonyl, C1-6 alkoxycarbonyl, carboxy, formyl, —NR6R7, and —SO2NR14R15 (in which alkyl contained in the C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 alkoxy, C1-6 alkylthio, C1-6 alkylsulfinyl, C1-6 alkylsulfonyl, C1-6 alkylcarbonyl, and C1-6 alkoxycarbonyl may be optionally substituted by one or more substituent(s) selected from halogen atom, C1-6 alkoxy, hydroxy, amino, C1-6 alkylamino, di(C1-6 alkyl)amino, aryl, and carboxy);
R6 and R7 are independently selected from hydrogen atom, C1-10 alkyl, aryl, C1-10 alkylcarbonyl, arylcarbonyl, C1-10 alkylsulfonyl, arylsulfonyl, carbamoyl, N—(C1-10 alkyl)carbamoyl, and N,N-di(C1-10 alkyl)carbamoyl, in which alkyl contained in the C1-10 alkyl, C1-10 alkylcarbonyl, C1-10 alkylsulfonyl, N—(C1-10 alkyl)carbamoyl, and N,N-di(C1-10 alkyl)carbamoyl may be optionally substituted by one or more substituent(s) selected from halogen atom, C1-6 alkoxy, hydroxy, amino, C1-6 alkylamino, di(C1-6 alkyl)amino, aryl, and carboxy, and also aryl contained in the aryl, arylcarbonyl, and arylsulfonyl may be optionally substituted by one or more substituent(s) selected from halogen atom, C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 alkoxy, and carboxy; or
R6 and R7 may be combined with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached to form a 4- to 8-membered nitrogen-containing hetero ring, in which the hetero ring may be optionally substituted by one or more substituent(s) selected from C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 alkoxy, nitro, halogen atom, C1-10 alkylcarbonylamino, and arylcarbonylamino;
R12 is hydrogen atom, C1-6 alkyl, or -Q2-X3—Ar, in which the alkyl may be optionally substituted by one or more substituent(s) selected from hydroxy, halogen atom, C1-6 alkoxy, C1-6 alkylthio, C1-6 alkylsulfinyl, and C1-6 alkylsulfonyl;
R13 is hydrogen atom or C1-6 alkyl, in which the alkyl may be optionally substituted by one or more substituent(s) selected from hydroxy, halogen atom, C1-6 alkoxy, C1-6 alkylthio, C1-6 alkylsulfinyl, and C1-6 alkylsulfonyl;
R14 and R15 are independently selected from hydrogen atom, and C1-6 alkyl; or R14 and R15 may be combined with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached to form a 4- to 8-membered nitrogen-containing hetero ring; and
R16, R17, R18, and R19 are independently selected from hydrogen atom and C1-6 alkyl, in which the alkyl may be optionally substituted by one or more substituent(s) selected from hydroxy, halogen atom, C1-6 alkoxy, C1-6 alkylthio, C1-6 alkylsulfinyl, and C1-6 alkylsulfonyl; and
wherein R55 is selected from hydrogen atom and C1-3 alkyl;
R51, R52, R53, and R54 are independently selected from hydrogen atom and C1-6 alkyl;
X4 is direct bond, phenylene, -Q4-O—C(?O)— (in which Q4 is directly bonded to a boron dipyrromethene skeleton), or -Q4-N(R61)—C(?O)— (in which Q4 is directly bonded to a boron dipyrromethene skeleton);
R61 is selected from hydrogen atom and C1-6 alkyl;
Q4 is selected from C1-20 alkylene, phenylene, and naphthylene, and the phenylene and naphthylene may be optionally substituted by one or more substituent(s) selected from halogen atom, C1-6 alkoxy, hydroxy, amino, and carboxy, and
wherein a, b, c, and d are numerals representing a ratio of each repeating unit in formula of more than 0, the sum of a and b being 100, b being 2 to 10.

US Pat. No. 10,191,024

ENERGY MANAGEMENT FOR SENSORS

Trane International Inc.,...

1. A method for reducing power consumption of a sensor, comprising:sensing a monitored gas in a local atmosphere by taking sensor readings at a sensing rate, wherein each sensor reading comprises an amount of individual samples;
determining if a predetermined condition has been met to change at least one of a sensing rate or the amount of individual samples comprising each sensor reading; and
changing the amount of individual samples comprising each sensor reading if it is determined that the predetermined condition has been met.

US Pat. No. 10,191,022

GAS IMAGER EMPLOYING AN ARRAY IMAGER PIXELS WITH ORDER FILTERS

UVIA GROUP LLC, Humacao,...

1. A gas detector comprising:a plurality of lenslets for a set of wavelengths, each lenslet with a circular blazed grating for diffraction of radiation to a focal plane;
a detector at the focal plane receiving radiation passing through the at least one lenslet for detection at a predetermined diffraction order; and,
a plurality of order filters associated with the plurality of lenslets to pass radiation at wavelengths corresponding to the predetermined diffraction order to the detector, each filter blocking a selected set of higher orders wherein the plurality of order filters is equal in number to the plurality of lenslets, each order filter associated with one lenslet of the plurality of lenslets to pass radiation at wavelengths corresponding to the predetermined order to associated pixels of the detector;
a controller receiving input from associated pixels associated for each of the plurality of order filters in the detector and having
a module adapted to deconvolve intensity, In, at the associated pixels in the detector for each of the plurality of order filters where n equals the number of order filters and
a second module to determine a presence of gas by a slope between true intensities at wavelengths of any two of the order filters exceeding a threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,191,018

DUAL ONLINE LIQUID CHROMATOGRAPHY DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

KOREA UNIVERSITY RESEARCH...

1. A dual online liquid chromatography device comprising:a first pump for injecting a first solvent or a mixed solution containing the first solvent and a second solvent;
a second pump for injecting the first solvent or the mixed solution containing the first solvent and the second solvent;
a sample intake valve connected to the first pump and a sample injector for injecting a sample;
a column selection valve connected to the second pump and the sample intake valve; and
a dual column valve having one side connected to the column selection valve and the other side connected to a first column and a second column, and comprising a plurality of ports, wherein the dual column valve further comprises:
a first column port connected to the first column;
a solid phase extraction column selection port and a solid phase extraction column channel port constituting opposite ends of a first solid phase extraction column (SPE1);
a solid phase extraction column inlet port connected to one side of the column selection valve and selectively connected to the solid phase extraction column selection port or the solid phase extraction column channel port;
a first outlet port adjacent to the solid phase extraction column channel port;
a second outlet port adjacent to the first outlet port;
a second solid phase extraction column selection port and a second solid phase extraction column channel port constituting opposite ends of a second solid phase extraction column (SPE2);
a second solid phase extraction column inlet port connected to the other side of the column selection valve and selectively connected to the second solid phase extraction column selection port and the second solid phase extraction column channel port; and
a second column port connected to the second column.

US Pat. No. 10,191,011

RUGGEDIZED APPARATUS FOR ANALYSIS OF NUCLEIC ACID AND PROTEINS

NetBio, Inc., Waltham, M...

1. An apparatus for processing a sample of biomolecular analyte, the apparatus comprising:a holder for supporting a test module, said test module comprising a transparent plate comprising one or more channels, at least one channel in fluid communication with the sample;
an electrophoresis device connected to the holder and for providing energy to the test module;
a light source for emitting a light beam that excites fluorescence in the sample of biomolecular analyte;
a light detector; and
a plurality of optical devices rigidly mounted to a base plate, the base plate being supported by a frame including at least one damping device to reduce the transmission of vibrations generated below the frame to base plate.

US Pat. No. 10,191,004

MICROCANTILEVER BASED SELECTIVE VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUND (VOC) SENSORS AND METHODS

University of South Carol...

1. A system for identifying a volatile organic compound; the system comprising:a fluid flow path configured for carrying a volatile organic compound;
a power source configured for supplying a driving voltage; and
a triangular microcantilever held in electrical communication with the power source, the microcantilever comprising a first arm extending from a base, a second arm extending from the base, and a tip at a junction of the first arm and the second arm, the first arm having a cross section that decreases in size with a first regular taper, the first regular taper beginning at the base and extending to the tip, the second arm having a cross section that decreases in size with a second regular taper, the second regular taper beginning at the base and extending to the tip, the tip being in the fluid flow path, wherein upon contact between the microcantilever and the volatile organic compound in conjunction with application of the driving voltage to the microcantilever, the first arm exhibits a first electrical resistance, the second arm exhibits a second electrical resistance, and the tip exhibits a third electrical resistance, the third electrical resistance differing from the first and second electrical resistances.

US Pat. No. 10,191,003

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR A MOISTURE DETECTOR

Helvetia Wireless LLC, S...

1. A sensor for detecting a spread of a liquid, the sensor comprising:a substrate;
a first conductor, the first conductor having a first sheet resistance;
a second conductor, the second conductor having a second sheet resistance; and
a processing circuit; wherein:
a magnitude of the first sheet resistance is greater than a magnitude of the second sheet resistance;
a portion of the first conductor is positioned a first distance away from a portion of the second conductor;
a first portion of the liquid is positioned relative to a first end portion of the first conductor in accordance with a first voltage applied between the first end portion of the first conductor and a first end portion of the second conductor;
a second portion of the liquid is positioned relative to a second end portion of the first conductor in accordance with a second voltage applied between the second end portion of the first conductor and the first end portion of the second conductor;
the first portion of the liquid is positioned a second distance away from the second portion of the liquid along the first conductor;
the second distance relates to the spread of the liquid with respect to the first conductor;
the processing circuit determines a third distance from the first end portion of the first conductor to the first portion of the liquid in accordance with the first voltage;
the processing circuit determines a fourth distance from the second end portion of the first conductor to the second portion of the liquid in accordance with the second voltage; and
the processing circuit relates a position of at least one of the third distance from the first end portion of the first conductor and the fourth distance from the second end portion of the first conductor to a position on the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,190,998

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR EVALUATING AND PREDICTING A SHALE OIL ENRICHMENT AREAS OF FAULT LACUSTRINE BASINS

1. A method for evaluating and predicting a shale oil enrichment area of a fault lacustrine basin, wherein the method comprising:Step 1, obtaining analytical test material for a key core well in a fine-grained facies region of the shale oil enrichment area of the fault lacustrine basin, and obtaining key data of the target stratum logging interpretation based on the analytical test material, wherein the key data of the target stratum logging interpretation includes a dolomite-to-formation ratio, dolomite thickness, a lithology profile, a total organic carbon (TOC) average value, and effective source rock thickness;
Step 2, determining a source-reservoir configuration relationship according to a longitudinal superposition relationship of different types of rock in the lithology profile, and establishing a single-well lithofacies mode in conjunction with the dolomite-to-formation ratio and the TOC average value;
Step 3, in the single-well lithofacies mode, forming a dolomite-to-formation ratio contour map, a TOC contour map and a source-reservoir configuration relationship plane distribution map respectively by using the dolomite-to-formation ratio, the TOC average value and the source-reservoir configuration relationship, and superposing the dolomite-to-formation ratio contour map, the TOC contour map and the source-reservoir configuration relationship plane distribution map to form a lithofacies plane distribution map; and
Step 4: on the basis of the lithofacies plane distribution map, superposing a vitrinite reflectance contour map and a dolomite thickness contour map formed through the dolomite thickness to obtain a corresponding evaluation and prediction map of the shale oil enrichment area of the fault lacustrine basin.

US Pat. No. 10,190,996

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING ROTARY TABLE

MITUTOYO CORPORATION, Ka...

1. A method for controlling a rotary table for rotating an object disposed on the rotary table, the method comprising:intermittently rotating the rotary table by a minute angle;
shifting the rotary table in a two-dimensional direction orthogonal to a rotation axis of the rotary table; and
performing, using a processor, control of a shift position of the rotary table in the two-dimensional direction in synchronization with rotation of the rotary table, wherein rotation is made possible about a virtual rotation center that is set at an arbitrary position on the rotary table, the performing the control comprising:
setting coordinates (a, b) of a position as a rotation center of the rotary table represented by a=L cos ? and b=L sin ?;
moving the rotation center to a new position (a?, b?) with rotation of ??;
shifting “a” by L cos(?+??)?L cos ?;
shifting “b” is shifted by L sin(?+??)?L sin ?, in order to bring the new position (a?, b?) back to the original position (a, b); and
correcting rotation eccentricity owing to eccentricity of the rotary table;
producing an eccentricity correction table in advance;
calculating a destination of the center of the rotary table;
interpolating an eccentric amount in the eccentricity correction table to calculate an eccentric amount r? of a rotation angle ?;
thereafter calculating a correction amount from the eccentric amount;
correcting the destination of the center of the rotary table is corrected on the eccentricity;
calculating a center C?? of the rotary table after the correction; and
shifting the center of the rotary table to the center C??, while the rotary table is rotated by a rotation angle ?.

US Pat. No. 10,190,993

INSPECTION OF SEAL FOR HIGH ALTITUDE BALLOONS

X Development LLC, Mount...

1. A method for inspecting first translucent material, the method comprising:placing the first translucent material on a surface, the surface included a first layer of second translucent material and a second layer including a reflective surface;
arranging a movable light source over the first translucent material the movable light source includes a housing having an open end, a closed end, and one or more sidewalls arranged between the open end and the closed end, the closed end including an image sensor;
using the movable light source to provide light to the reflective surface such that light from the movable light source is reflected from the reflective surface and through the second translucent material in order to backlight the first translucent material; and
using the image sensor to capture the reflected light in order to inspect the first translucent material.

US Pat. No. 10,190,984

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ANALYZING A SAMPLE AND FOR MONITORING THE PERFORMANCE OF AN OPTICAL SIGNAL DETECTOR

GEN-PROBE INCORPORATED, ...

1. An assay instrument comprising:a first fluorometer comprising a first detection channel having a first light source and a first sensor, the first detection channel being configured to emit and focus light generated by the first light source at a first detection zone, and to receive and focus light on the first sensor;
a carrier comprising a first non-fluorescent surface portion, defining a recess, and configured to support a first receptacle, wherein the carrier and the first fluorometer are movable relative to each other among at least (i) a first position at which a portion of the first receptacle is in the first detection zone, (ii) a second position at which the first non-fluorescent surface portion of the carrier is in the first detection zone, and (iii) a third position at which the recess is in the first detection zone; and
a controller operatively coupled to the first fluorometer and configured to:
determine a characteristic of a sample contained within the first receptacle based on a first measured intensity of light focused on the first sensor while the carrier is at the first position, and
determine an operational performance status of the first fluorometer based on at least one of (i) a second measured intensity of light focused on the first sensor while the carrier is at the second position and (ii) a third measured intensity of light focused on the first sensor while the carrier is at the third position.

US Pat. No. 10,190,977

METHOD OF MEASUREMENT OF MULTILAYER STRUCTURES

LUMETRICS, INC., Rochest...

1. A method of identifying the material composition of each layer in a multilayer structure comprising m layers where m is an integer greater than 1, the method comprising the steps of:a) providing an interferometer apparatus with a low-coherence tunable light source;
b) aligning a portion of the multilayer structure with respect to a measurement region of the interferometer apparatus;
c) using the interferometer apparatus to observe layers in the multilayer structure, and to measure the optical thickness of each of the observed layers in the multilayer structure as a function of center wavelength of the low-coherence tunable light source;
d) determining the number of layers m in the multilayer structure by setting m equal to the maximum number of observed layers measured using the low coherence interferometer as a function of center wavelength of the low-coherence tunable light source;
e) calculating normalized group index of refraction dispersion curves for each of the m layers in the multilayer structure by selecting one center wavelength of the tunable light source as a reference wavelength and calculating the ratio of the measured optical thickness at each measurement wavelength to that measured at the selected reference wavelength for each of the m layers in the multilayer structure; and
f) for each of the m layers, identifying the material composition for that layer by comparing its calculated normalized group index of refraction dispersion curve to a reference data base of known materials group index of refraction dispersion curves and finding the best fit material for that layer.

US Pat. No. 10,190,972

DEVICE FOR MANAGING PULSES IN PUMP-PROBE SPECTROSCOPY

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE, Pal...

1. A device for managing light pulses for measuring a reaction of a sample exposed to a first light pulse called a “pump” pulse, the measurement being performed by analysis of a signal emitted by the sample subjected to a second light pulse, called a “probe” pulse, temporally shifted with respect to the “pump” pulse by a determined time interval, the device comprising:two ultrashort pulsed oscillators of different pulse frequencies, stable over a determined period ?t, said oscillators being characterized by their relative phase which allows to foresee the delay between all the pulses produced by the two oscillators,
two optical detectors beamed to detecting the pulses of two light beams emitted by two ultrashort pulsed oscillators respectively, the first beam being called the “pump” beam and the second beam being called the “probe” beam, in the direction of said sample; the detectors being connected to
a computer configured to accumulate during said determined period ?t measurements of the relative phase and determine, based on these measurements, the value of the time delays between subsequent pump and probe pulses, with a precision improving with the square root of the number of measurements, hence in the picosecond or sub-picosecond domain,
an acquisition system connected to the computer and configured to receive from the computer the time delay values and to acquire signals emitted by the sample in order to analyze its reaction to the pairs of pulses for determined values of time delay.

US Pat. No. 10,190,961

SAMPLE ANALYZER AND SAMPLE ANALYZING METHOD THEREOF

Shenzhen Mindray Bio-Medi...

1. A sample analyzer, comprising:a sample collection device for collecting a sample quantitatively, wherein the sample comprises cell particles;
a reagent supplement device for providing a reagent, wherein the reagent is able to react with the cell particles;
a sample reaction device for receiving the sample from the sample collection device and the reagent from the reagent supplement device, wherein the reagent reacts with the cell particles to generate an analyte;
an analyte delivery device for delivering the analyte for optical measurement; and
an optical measurement device for measuring a light signal generated from the analyte to generate light signal information, wherein the optical measurement device comprises:
a fluid chamber comprising an illumination zone, wherein the analyte from the analyte delivery device flows through the illumination zone to form a sample stream;
a light source for illuminating the illumination zone to generate the light signal from the sample stream; and
a light detector for detecting the light signal and transforming the light signal into the light signal information, wherein the light detector comprises at least one silicon photomultiplier, wherein a light sensing area of the silicon photomultiplier is smaller than a threshold value, a distortion of a pulse amplitude of an electrical signal is triggered when the light sensing area of the silicon photomultiplier exceeds the threshold value, and the electrical signal is generated according to an amount of a dark pulse count overlapping on a single one of the cell particles.

US Pat. No. 10,190,958

PROBE PERMEAMETRY ON UNCONSOLIDATED FORMATIONS

New England Research, Inc...

1. A method for measuring permeability of a formation using a probe permeameter, comprising:confining a sample of the formation in a container;
covering the formation sample with a screen having a plurality of perforations therein, the screen being configured to conform to irregularities in a surface of the formation sample;
applying the probe permeameter to at least one selected perforation in the screen, wherein the screen distributes a load from the probe permeameter sufficiently so as not to deform the sample and thereby provides a fluid tight seal between probe tip and the formation sample;
and measuring permeability of the formation at the at least one selected perforation.

US Pat. No. 10,190,954

PRE-STRAINED COMPOSITE TEST COUPONS

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. A method comprising:inserting a test coupon of a composite material having a plurality of layers into a testing device that has a first element to secure the test coupon and a second element to secure the test coupon, wherein the plurality of layers of the test coupon are arranged in a cross-ply layup including:
inner ply layers having first fibers and a first matrix material associated with the first fibers, the first fibers oriented in a first direction; and
outer ply layers having second fibers and a second matrix material associated with the second fibers, the outer ply layers including outermost ply layers and the second fibers oriented in a second direction that is different than the first direction;
performing a first loading operation on the test coupon, wherein the first loading operation includes applying a first tensile load oriented in the first direction, the first tensile load corresponding to a threshold load that is less than a failure load of the first fibers;
removing the first tensile load after the first tensile load causes cracking along the second direction and between the second fibers of each of the outermost ply layers;
after removing the first tensile load, performing a second loading operation on the test coupon, wherein the second loading operation includes increasing tensile loading of the test coupon to the failure load of the first fibers;
receiving, from the testing device, strain values of the test coupon during tensile loading of the test coupon; and
determining one or more modulus values associated with a first contribution corresponding to the inner ply layers based on the strain values and based on a nominal thickness of a ply area associated with the inner ply layers, the first contribution independent of a second contribution of the outer ply layers.

US Pat. No. 10,190,952

GUEST-COMPOUND-ENVELOPING POLYMER-METAL-COMPLEX CRYSTAL, METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME, METHOD FOR PREPARING CRYSTAL STRUCTURE ANALYSIS SAMPLE, AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING MOLECULAR STRUCTURE OF ORGANIC COMPOUND

JAPAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOL...

1. A polymer-metal complex crystal including a compound (A) as a guest compound, the polymer-metal complex crystal consisting of:a polymer-metal complex represented by [[M(X)2]3(L)2]n (wherein M is a metal ion, X is a monovalent anion, L is a tridentate ligand represented by a formula (1),
wherein Ar is a substituted or unsubstituted trivalent aromatic group, X1 to X3 are independently a divalent organic group, or a single bond that directly bonds Ar and Y1, Y2, or Y3, and Y1 to Y3 are independently a monovalent organic group having a coordinating moiety, and n is an arbitrary natural number), wherein the polymer-metal complex has a three-dimensional network structure that is formed by the metal ion and the ligand that is coordinated to the metal ion, and the polymer-metal complex comprising pores and optionally voids, said pores being identical to each other such that they are three-dimensionally arranged in the three-dimensional network structure in an ordered manner; anda compound (A) selected from the group consisting of an aliphatic hydrocarbon, an alicyclic hydrocarbon, an ether, an ester, an aromatic hydrocarbon selected from the group consisting of benzene, toluene, xylene, mesitylene and naphthalene, anthracene, and phenanthrene, a halogenated hydrocarbon, and a nitrile, the compound (A) being included in the pores as a guest compound.

US Pat. No. 10,190,947

VISUAL CREEP INSPECTION OF ROTATING COMPONENTS

GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY,...

1. A system comprising:a component with an external surface and an axis of rotation, wherein the external surface has a circumference and a plurality of three dimensional reference marks forming a reference pattern along the circumference;
an optical data capture device that transmits a data signal based on the plurality of three dimensional reference marks;
a rotational index encoder that generates position data related to the plurality of three dimensional reference marks as the component rotates around the axis of rotation; and
a data analysis system that processes the data signal transmitted from the optical data capture device and the position data generated by the rotational index encoder to calculate a deviation in spacing of the reference pattern along the circumference and determine a strain measurement.

US Pat. No. 10,190,941

SILICON OPTICAL CIRCUIT FOR FLAW DETECTION IN AN OPTICAL CIRCUIT ELEMENT

NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELE...

1. A silicon optical circuit having a function of detecting a flaw occurred on an optical circuit element formed on a substrate, the optical circuit comprising:an optical waveguide arranged along at least a part of a contour of a target circuit having a predetermined function by the optical circuit element and arranged proximate at a distance that does not cause optical coupling with the target circuit; and
optical path conversion means disposed at both ends of the optical waveguide.

US Pat. No. 10,190,938

SEMI-FLEXIBLE PROOF-MASS

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A microelectromechanical device, comprising:a substantially planar semi-flexible proof-mass comprising at least one primary part and at least one secondary part, and at least one stiff spring coupling the at least one primary part to the at least one secondary part of the semi-flexible proof-mass, the at least one stiff spring substantially causing the at least one primary part and the at least one secondary part to move as a single, rigid entity when the device is in a normal operation range;
at least one main spring coupled to the at least one secondary part, the main spring coupling the semi-flexible proof-mass to a fixed suspension structure; and
at least one first stopper structure configured to stop the at least one primary part,
wherein the semi-flexible proof-mass is configured to deform through deflection of the at least one stiff spring, when the device is subjected to a shock that impacts the device with a force that is beyond the normal operation range of the device, the shock causing a motion of the semi-flexible proof-mass at least in a direction along an axis of movement, and
wherein the at least one stiff spring further causes a restoring force causing the at least one secondary part of the semi-flexible proof-mass to be driven into a restoring motion in a direction opposite to the motion along the axis of movement caused by the shock, wherein momentum of the at least one secondary part in the restoring motion further causes the at least one primary part to dislodge from the at least one first stopper structure.

US Pat. No. 10,190,926

FIBER BRAGG GATING (FBG) SENSOR

AGENCY FOR SCIENCE, TECHN...

1. A fiber Bragg grating (FBG) sensor structure comprising:a plurality of optical fiber portions, each one of the plurality of optical fiber portions having at least one FBG formed therein and a loose tube, wherein the at least one FBG is disposed within the loose tube, and wherein the loose tube is spaced approximately 2 cm apart from each of one or two neighboring loose tubes; and
a sleeve structure capable of transferring vibrations, strain, or the vibrations and strain along a length thereof, wherein each of the plurality of optical fiber portions is coupled to the sleeve structure such that the wavelength of the each of the plurality of optical fiber portions is variable under the transferred vibrations, strain, or the vibrations and strain,
and
wherein the plurality of optical fiber portions are split from one another by one or more single mode fibers.

US Pat. No. 10,190,916

SYSTEM FOR TRUE THERMAL-LIGHT APPLICATIONS

U.S. Department of Energy...

1. A system for type-2 ghost imaging of an object located in a turbulent air section or obstructed by a turbulent air section, the system comprising:a true thermal light source emitting light, the light travelling in a first optical path;
a beamsplitter optically connected to the true thermal light source, the beamsplitter configured to split the first optical path into a second and third optical path of substantially equal lengths;
a surface optically connected to either the second or third optical path, the object optically connected to the remaining optical path;
a narrowband spectral filter; and
at least one detector optically connected to both the second and third optical path, the at least one detector having a predetermined spatial resolution and a predetermined temporal resolution,
wherein the object is located on one side of the turbulent air section and the at least one detector is located on another side of the turbulent air section.

US Pat. No. 10,190,908

OPTICAL DEVICES AND METHODS OF MAKING SAME

Heptagon Micro Optics Pte...

1. A method of forming an optical device, the method comprising:forming a substrate comprising a front surface;
providing an optical emitter chip comprising a front surface and a rear surface, the rear surface of the optical emitter chip being disposed along the front surface of the substrate;
providing an optical sensor chip comprising a front surface and a rear surface, the rear surface of the optical sensor chip being disposed along the front surface of the substrate, the optical sensor chip further comprising at least one main sensor and at least one reference sensor on the front surface of the optical sensor chip;
forming an opaque dam on the front surface of the optical sensor chip and at least a portion of the front face of the substrate, the dam separating the main optical sensor and the reference sensor;
forming a first transparent encapsulation block encapsulating the optical emitter chip and the reference optical sensor;
forming a second transparent encapsulation block encapsulating the main optical sensor; and
forming an opaque encapsulation material encapsulating the first transparent encapsulation block and the second transparent encapsulation block, the opaque encapsulation material defining a first opening above the main optical sensor and a second opening above the optical emitter chip,
wherein the opaque encapsulation material extends between the first transparent encapsulation block and the second transparent encapsulation block and abuts the opaque dam.

US Pat. No. 10,190,898

PHYSICAL-QUANTITY DETECTION DEVICE

Hitachi Automotive System...

1. A physical quantity detection device that detects a plurality of physical quantities of a measuring target gas flowing in a main passage, comprising:a housing that is disposed in the main passage;
a printed circuit board that is formed to be inserted in the housing;
a plurality of detection sensors that are mounted on one surface and the other surface of the printed circuit board;
a first bypass passage through which the measuring target gas is taken in from a first bypass passage inlet opened to the housing, and the measuring target gas is discharged from a first bypass passage outlet opened to the housing;
a second bypass passage through which the measuring target gas is taken in from a second bypass passage inlet opened to the housing, and the measuring target gas is discharged from a second bypass passage outlet opened to the housing, wherein
at least one detection sensor among the plurality of detection sensors is disposed in the first bypass passage, and at least one detection sensor different from the detection sensor is disposed in the second bypass passage,
the printed circuit board includes
a detection sensor surface region in one surface of the printed circuit board in which the detection sensor is disposed, and
a circuit component surface region in which circuit components other than the detection sensor are disposed,
a facing surface region is provided in another surface of the printed circuit board adjacent to the circuit component surface region, and
at least a part of the facing surface region among the other surface of the printed circuit board is exposed to the second bypass passage.

US Pat. No. 10,190,882

SYSTEM AND METHOD TO FACILITATE HAVING ADEQUATE VEHICLE POWER

JAGUAR LAND ROVER LIMITED...

1. A method, comprising:determining an estimated remaining power capacity of a vehicle source of electric power that will remain after travelling along an identified route to an identified destination for each of a plurality of driving modes including a current driving mode;
determining whether any of the estimated remaining power capacities will be sufficient for travelling from the identified destination to at least one known location where increasing the power capacity of the vehicle source of electric power is possible; and
providing an indication of at least one recommendation regarding the remaining power capacity of the vehicle source of electric power prior to reaching the identified destination when the estimated remaining power capacity for the current driving mode will not be sufficient for travelling from the identified destination to the at least one known location, the at least one recommendation including an indication prompting a driver to use one of the plurality of drive modes different from the current driving mode that results in an estimated remaining power capacity that is sufficient for travelling from the identified destination to the at least one known location.

US Pat. No. 10,190,871

PRECISION POSITIONING SYSTEM USING A WAVELENGTH TUNABLE LASER

Zygo Corporation, Middle...

1. A method for determining a characteristic of a test cavity, the method comprising:for each of a plurality of optical frequencies within a bandwidth of a tunable laser, measuring interference signals from the test cavity and a reference cavity having a known characteristic;
determining values for the plurality of optical frequencies from the measured interference signals of the reference cavity and the known characteristic of the reference cavity, and
determining the characteristic of the test cavity using the determined values of the plurality of optical frequencies,
wherein measuring the interference signals comprises sweeping through the plurality of optical frequencies within the bandwidth of the tunable laser as a function of time and measuring the interference signals for both the test cavity and the reference cavity for each of multiple, different times during the sweeping so that the measured signals for the test and reference cavities at each of the multiple, different times correspond to different ones of the plurality of optical frequencies within the bandwidth of the tunable laser.

US Pat. No. 10,190,861

MEASURING DEVICE AND RELATED METHODS

Delcam Limited, Birmingh...

1. A non-transitory machine-readable medium encoding instructions for controlling a measuring device arranged to take measurements of a part using one or more probes, wherein the instructions, when executed by a processing apparatus, cause the processing apparatus to perform operations comprising:determining first positions along an edge region of the part, wherein each of the first positions is a position at which a surface touch measurement is to be performed by moving at least one probe tip of the one or more probes into contact with a surface of the part;
receiving surface touch measurements along the edge region of the part in response to the measuring device being instructed to move at least one probe tip of the one or more probes into contact with the surface of the part at each of the first positions;
calculating second positions along the edge region of the part based on the surface touch measurements along the edge region of the part, wherein each of the second positions is a position at which an edge measurement is to be performed by moving at least one probe tip of the one or more probes into contact with an edge of the part; and
providing the second positions to instruct the measuring device to move at least one probe tip of the one or more probes into contact with the edge of the part at each of the second positions.

US Pat. No. 10,190,858

GUN MAGAZINE POUCH ASSEMBLY

1. An assembly for supporting gun magazines comprising:a plurality of pouches, each of said pouches connectable in articulating relationship with another of said pouches by at least one post portion defining a pivot axis about which at least one post receiving portion of a pouch is pivotable, each of said pouches comprising a housing portion adapted to receive a gun magazine therein and each of said housing portions comprising a strap adapter portion constructed and arranged to receive an elongate flexible strap member that is attachable to and detachable from a human body.

US Pat. No. 10,190,856

COMPOSITE PROJECTILE AND CARTRIDGE WITH COMPOSITE PROJECTILE

EINSTEIN NOODLES, LLC, C...

11. A projectile comprising:a toughened polymer resin; and
a particulate filler distributed through the toughened polymer resin, the particulate filler having a density greater than a density of the toughened polymer resin;
wherein the particulate filler is 70 to 80 percent by weight of the total projectile composition.

US Pat. No. 10,190,819

ARGON CONDENSATION SYSTEM AND METHOD

PRAXAIR TECHNOLOGY, INC.,...

1. A method of condensing argon reflux within an air separation unit having an argon column, a lower pressure column and a higher pressure column, said method comprising the steps of:extracting a crude argon feed stream from the lower pressure column;
distilling the crude argon feed stream in the argon column to produce an argon-rich vapor column overhead;
directing at least a portion of the argon-rich vapor column overhead to a plurality of once-through heat exchangers;
condensing the argon-rich vapor streams within condensation passages of the plurality of once-through heat exchangers such that argon-rich vapor streams composed of argon-rich vapor column overhead are condensed within condensation passages of the once-through heat exchangers to produce an argon-rich liquid product stream and argon-rich liquid reflux stream
returning the argon-rich liquid reflux stream to the argon column as reflux;
introducing one or more streams of crude liquid oxygen column bottoms from the higher pressure column into vaporization passages of the plurality of once-through heat exchangers to partially vaporize the crude liquid oxygen streams through indirect heat exchange with the argon-rich vapor streams to produce partially vaporized crude liquid oxygen streams
introducing the partially vaporized crude liquid oxygen streams into the lower pressure column;
sensing liquid flow rates of the crude liquid oxygen streams directed from the bottom of the higher pressure column to the vaporization passages of the plurality of once-through heat exchangers;
controlling the flow rates of the crude liquid oxygen streams to the plurality of once-through heat exchangers in response to the sensed liquid flow rates and the level of the crude liquid oxygen bottoms in the higher pressure column; and
controlling a feed stream flow rate of the crude argon feed stream in response to an air flow rate into the air separation unit and by controlling the reflux flow rate of the argon-rich liquid reflux by:
(i) decreasing the reflux flow rate of the argon-rich liquid reflux stream when the feed stream flow rate is above a feed stream set point to thereby cause the argon-rich liquid reflux to back up into the condensation passages of the once-through heat exchanger causing an increase in pressure of the argon-rich vapor stream and within the argon column; and
(ii) increasing the reflux flow rate of the argon-rich liquid reflux stream when the feed stream flow rate is below a feed stream set point to thereby cause a decrease in the pressure of the argon-rich vapor stream and within the argon column.

US Pat. No. 10,190,817

REFRIGERATOR

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A refrigerator comprising:a refrigerator main body including a cooling space; and
a carbonated water production assembly provided in the refrigerator main body,
wherein
the carbonated water production assembly includes:
a production module, and
a carbon dioxide supply module connected to the production module to supply carbon dioxide, and
the production module includes:
an installation body to which a carbonated water container is attachable to and detachable from, and
an installation sensor which senses when the carbonated water container is attached to the installation body such that a carbonated water production capable state is established in which carbonated water is produceable in the carbonated water container.

US Pat. No. 10,190,810

MINIATURIZED MOTOR ASSEMBLY

20. A motor assembly comprising:a motor comprising a rotatable shaft;
a gear train assembly coupled to the rotatable shaft of the motor and comprising an output shaft, the gear train assembly comprising:
a plurality of gears that are rotatably connected to each other and each gear is arranged at an angle relative to each other so that, at a view looking towards the plurality of gears in an axial direction of gear rotation, a line connecting a center of each gear is curved, thereby reducing a width of the motor assembly as opposed to the plurality of gears all being aligned in a straight line, wherein an output stage gear that includes the output shaft is positioned in front of the motor in the axial direction of rotation, thereby reducing a height of the motor assembly as opposed to the output stage gear not being positioned in front of the motor; and
a control board connected to the motor to control the motor to power the gear train assembly, thereby rotating the output shaft into a plurality of positions.

US Pat. No. 10,190,809

ACCUMULATOR

FUJIKOKI CORPORATION, To...

1. An accumulator comprising:a tank having an inflow port and an outflow port therein, the tank having a depth in an axial direction and being configured to store a liquid inside including liquid phase refrigerant and oil accumulated in the tank;
an outflow pipe arranged in the tank in alignment with the outflow port; and
lines of first protrusions formed to run spirally or straight in the axial direction around an outer peripheral surface of the outflow pipe within an axial range extensive along the outflow pipe within which a phase surface separating the liquid-phase refrigerant and the oil accumulated in the tank of the accumulator is located.

US Pat. No. 10,190,800

HEATABLE FLUID BAG

1. A heatable fluid bag, comprising a bag body, a liquid inlet and a power access port being formed in the bag body, an extractable liquid inlet plunger being installed in the liquid inlet, and the power access port being electrically connected with an electrical heating component installed in the bag body, wherein the electrical heating component comprises a metal ceramic heating sheet, the metal ceramic heating sheet is encapsulated in a metal protection shell composed of an upper sheet and a lower sheet, a connection base is connected onto the upper sheet, a PVC protection shell is installed in the connection base, the PVC protection shell and the connection base are axially positioned through a threaded sleeve, an upper end of the threaded sleeve is positioned on the PVC protection shell through an annular boss on the PVC protection shell, and a lower end thereof is rotationally installed on a threaded section of the connection base; a power connector installation shell is installed in the PVC protection shell, a temperature control switch is installed in the power connector installation shell, a copper flat-core power input socket is installed in the power connector installation shell, and a rotary upper cover is installed on the power input socket; and a wire of the metal ceramic heating sheet penetrates through the metal protection shell and the connection base thereon, then penetrates through the PVC protection shell to enter the power connector installation shell, then is electrically connected with the temperature control switch and a thermal fuse, and then is electrically connected with the power input socket, and a power plug can be inserted into the power input socket by rotating the rotary upper cover to expose the power input socket.

US Pat. No. 10,190,787

HUMIDIFICATION AND AIR CLEANING APPARATUS

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A humidification and air cleaning apparatus comprising:a water tank to store water, the water tank comprising a bottom wall and a side wall extending upward from the bottom wall;
an air wash inlet formed at the side wall to communicate with the inside and outside of the water tank;
a water tank humidification medium housing located inside the wall or in the air wash inlet, the water tank humidification housing being detachably mounted to the water tank; and
a water tank humidification medium formed of a water absorbent material to humidify air passing through the air wash inlet, the water tank humidification medium being disposed in the water tank humidification medium housing,
wherein the water tank humidification medium covers the air wash inlet,
wherein the water tank humidification medium includes a lower end and an upper end, the lower end being spaced apart from a water surface of the water tank.

US Pat. No. 10,190,785

DUST REMOVING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR REMOVING DUST

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A dust removing device comprising:a dust position estimator which estimates a position of a dusty area in which dust is present;
an air blow determiner which determines, based on the estimated position of the dusty area, an air blow mode which causes a predetermined airflow in the dusty area;
an air blower which performs an air blowing to cause airflow in the determined air blowing mode; and
an air intake which draws in air from a space in which the air blowing is performed,
wherein the air blowing mode includes a first air blowing mode, in which the air blower causes a first airflow to disperse dust, and a second air blowing mode, in which the air blower causes a second airflow, different from the first airflow, to lead the dispersed dust to the air intake,
in the first air blowing mode, the air blower causes the first airflow and the air intake does not draw in air, and
in the second air blowing mode, which is performed after the first air blowing mode is performed, the air blower causes the second airflow and the air intake draws in air, with the dispersed dust, from the space.

US Pat. No. 10,190,783

CONVECTION COOKING APPLIANCE WITH CIRCULAR AIR FLOW SYSTEM

Whirlpool Corporation, B...

1. A method of recirculating air in an oven cavity of a cooking appliance comprising:drawing a flow of air from adjacent one side wall of the oven cavity into an intake of a convection cover mounted to a rear wall of the oven cavity, wherein the convection cover spans at least a majority of the rear wall of the oven cavity and includes a first end portion that spans at least 75% of the overall height of the oven cavity and a second end portion that narrows relative to the first end portion to span less than 55% of the overall height of the oven cavity;
directing the flow of air through a tapering duct defined between the convection cover and the rear wall to a plurality of exhaust ports provided in the convection cover adjacent an opposing side wall of the oven cavity;
directing the flow of air out of the plurality of exhaust ports and along the opposing side wall toward a door of the oven cavity; and
re-directing the flow of air along the door and the one side wall back to the intake, thereby establishing a single, circular convection airflow pattern through the oven cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,190,781

REMOVABLE OVEN FOR GRILL

1. A removable oven for use on a cooking grill comprising:a cooking chamber formed in a high temperature housing sitting on the cooking grill, said high temperature housing comprising a closed top, an open bottom and at least one side wall;
a chimney positioned over a chimney opening formed in said closed top;
a shutterable perforated diffuser pan positioned on the cooking grill inside said open bottom;
at least one adjustable stand fixed to said shutterable perforated diffuser pan;
a cooking plate supported by said at least one adjustable stand;
a handle fixed to said high temperature housing to swing said high temperature housing up to expose said cooking plate and at least a portion of said shutterable perforated diffuser pan.

US Pat. No. 10,190,780

DOOR FOR A HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE, AND HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE HAVING A DOOR

1. A door for a household appliance, comprising:a plate-type base part,
a handle arranged on the base part and including a movable handle part,
a coupling apparatus connected to the handle part and configured to pivot the handle part relative to the base part as a function of a movement of the door, said coupling apparatus comprising a coupling rod arranged on the handle part, a return spring arranged on the coupling rod, and a single-run cable pull having an end which faces the handle part and is connected to the coupling rod, and
a locking mechanism configured to limit a movement of the coupling rod.

US Pat. No. 10,190,779

GAS BURNER, GAS BURNER ARRANGEMENT AND COOKING ZONE

1. A gas burner configured to be mounted on for a cooktop, comprising:a contact surface configured to come into surface contact with a cooktop plate of the cooktop;
a thermal element having a housing, the housing of the thermal element having a pair of flanges; and
a holding device having a thermal element receiving slot including a laterally facing opening for allowing the thermal element to be pushed into the thermal element receiving slot in a direction laterally parallel to the contact surface,
wherein the holding device of the gas burner includes a side flank on an inner vertical surface of the thermal element receiving slot and extending around the thermal element receiving slot from a first edge of the laterally facing opening to a second edge of the laterally facing opening such that the side flank directly contacts an inner surface of each flange of the pair of flanges.

US Pat. No. 10,190,778

COOKING HOB GAS BURNER

1. An improved gas burner, comprising:an injector holder (2) configured to be fixed to a sheet metal (8) of a cooking hob, the injection holder being provided on its base with an injector (10);
a burner body (14) resting on said injector holder (2), a circumferential passage being defined between said burner body and said injection holder for entry of primary air intended to form a combustion mixture with gas leaving said injector (10); and
a cover (28), formed from a single piece of drawn sheet metal, positioned on said burner body (14),
wherein said cover comprises a first circumferential flange (30) provided with a plurality of elongated apertures (32, 40) of essentially vertical extension, for passage of the combustion mixture which generates a ring of main flames (34),
wherein a radial venturi effect chamber (36) is defined in an interspace between said cover and an upper surface of said burner body, said radial venturi effect chamber having a wider end facing said elongated apertures,
wherein said burner body further comprises an annular band (22) extending upwardly from an outer circumferential edge of said burner body,
wherein a second circumferential flange extends downward from said first circumferential flange toward said burner body, said first circumferential flange extending radially more than said second circumferential flange so that the second circumferential flange is concentric to, and radially interior to, the annular band, and
wherein a plurality of first small apertures (24) are defined in said second circumferential flange for the passage of the combustion mixture to feed an annular stabilization flame (26) for the ring of main flames, said first small apertures being positioned axially below a lower surface of said first circumferential flange,
whereby said annular stabilization flame is formed in an annular space defined by said lower surface of said first circumferential flange, said second circumferential flange, and said annular band, and
whereby said plurality of first small apertures is hidden from view by said annular band.

US Pat. No. 10,190,776

FUEL INJECTOR SYSTEM

ROLLS-ROYCE plc, London ...

14. A fuel injector system having:a fuel feed arm which, in use, extends inwardly from an outer casing of combustion equipment of a gas turbine engine to a flame tube of the combustion equipment, the fuel feed arm ending in an injection nozzle which penetrates a head of the flame tube to deliver fuel into the flame tube;
a swirler which, in use, is arranged coaxially with the injection nozzle at the head of the flame tube, the swirler having one or more air swirler circuits which produce respective flows of swirling air around the fuel delivered by the nozzle; and
a seal ring which seals the injection nozzle to the swirler, the injection nozzle being removably inserted into the seal ring for sealing engagement therewith,
wherein the seal ring has a flange portion, and the swirler has a pair of spaced retention grooves at a front face thereof, opposite edges of the flange portion slidingly locating in the grooves such that the flange portion sealingly engages to the front face,
wherein the swirler has a spring mechanism which retains the flange portion in the grooves,
wherein the grooves are formed by respective lipped rails at the front face of the swirler, the lipped rails being attached to the swirler, the grooves defined between the respective lipped rails and the front face of the swirler, and
wherein the lipped rails are substantially parallel to a radial direction of the engine.

US Pat. No. 10,190,774

FUEL NOZZLE WITH FLEXIBLE SUPPORT STRUCTURES

General Electric Company,...

1. A fuel nozzle apparatus, comprising:an annular injection ring disposed coaxially along a centerline axis and having a circumferential fuel gallery therein, and including a radial array of fuel orifices communicating with the fuel gallery;
an annular ring support disposed coaxially along the centerline axis and radially inward of the annular injection ring;
and a support arm interconnecting the annular ring support and the annular injection ring,
wherein a forward portion of the support arm joins the annular ring support at a forward junction and an aft portion of the support arm extends axially aft of the forward portion to join the annular injection ring at an aft junction,
wherein the forward portion extends in a radially outward direction and the aft portion extends in a radially inward direction,
wherein the annular injection ring is cantilevered from the annular ring support by way of the support arm.

US Pat. No. 10,190,773

ATTACHMENT STUD ON A COMBUSTOR FLOATWALL PANEL WITH INTERNAL COOLING HOLES

United Technologies Corpo...

1. A combustor floatwall panel comprising:a stack of layers of a sintered material, which form in aggregate:
a panel having a first surface and a second surface parallel to the first surface;
an attachment stud projecting from the second surface; and
a cooling flow passageway that is made up of a series of apertures in adjacent layers, the cooling flow passageway includes:
a feeder hole extending through the attachment stud;
a plurality of effusion cooling holes extending to the first surface and fluidly connected to the feeder hole;
wherein the plurality of effusion cooling holes extend along non-parallel first axes to meet the first surface at a first angle relative to the first surface; the feeder hole extends along a second axis through the attachment stud at a second angle relative to the first surface; and the second angle is greater than the first angle; and
a manifold fluidly connecting the feeder hole to each of the plurality of effusion cooling holes, wherein the manifold has a first cross-sectional area and the feeder hole has a second cross-sectional area, and wherein the first cross-sectional area and the second cross-sectional area are measured normal to the second axis and wherein the first cross-sectional area is greater than the second cross-sectional area.

US Pat. No. 10,190,771

EXHAUST DUCT AND BOILER

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. An exhaust duct comprising:a flue gas passage in which flue gas can flow;
a hopper which is provided in the flue gas passage and can collect solid particles in the flue gas; and
resisting members which can block outflow of the solid particles from the hopper,
wherein the resisting members include a baffle plate which is disposed on an upper portion of the hopper along a horizontal direction intersecting a flow direction of the flue gas,
wherein the baffle plate includes a first baffle plate which is disposed on the upper portion of the hopper and a downstream side end portion in the flow direction of the flue gas, and a second baffle plate which is disposed on the upper portion of the hopper and at an intermediate position in the flow direction of the flue gas, and
wherein the second baffle plate is disposed such that a lower end portion in a vertical direction is inclined toward the downstream side in the flow direction of the flue gas, and the second baffle plate is disposed above a storage portion of the hopper.

US Pat. No. 10,190,768

GASIFICATION MELTING FACILITY

1. A gasification melting facility comprising:a fluidized bed gasification furnace that generates pyrolysis gas by thermally decomposing waste and discharges incombustibles;
a melting furnace into which the pyrolysis gas is fed;
a pyrolysis gas passage that connects the fluidized bed gasification furnace and the melting furnace;
a grinder that grinds the incombustibles discharged from the fluidized bed gasification furnace by passing the incombustibles through a plurality of rods;
a vibratory sifter that screens the incombustibles ground by the grinder;
a fixed amount feeder that feeds at a fixed amount the incombustibles that pass through the vibratory sifter, the fixed amount feeder including a plurality of transfer chambers rotatable between a position to receive the incombustibles from the vibratory sifter and a position to discharge the incombustibles; and
an airflow conveyor that conveys the fixed amount of the incombustibles from the fixed amount feeder together with airflow to the pyrolysis gas passage.

US Pat. No. 10,190,763

LED PURIFYING AND ENERGY-SAVING LAMP

1. An LED purifying and energy-saving lamp, comprising a lamp body, a heat radiator, a light source assembly and an air purifying device, wherein the lamp body comprises a main body portion, an overflow table and a plurality of connecting blocks; the heat radiator, the light source assembly and the air purifying device are provided in the main body portion; the air purifying device is provided above the heat radiator; the light source assembly is provided inside the heat radiator; the upper part of the main body portion is connected to the bottom edge of the overflow table via the plurality of connecting blocks; the main body portion, the overflow table and the connecting blocks define a plurality of air outlets; a shunting spur is convexly provided at the bottom of the overflow table toward the interior of the main body portion; the shunting spur comprises a shunting surface connected to the bottom of the overflow table and an installing surface connected to a free end of the shunting surface, the shunting surface being arranged obliquely; the shunting convex tip is provided above the air outlets; the heat radiator is configured to diffuse heat generated in a working process of the light source assembly, and meanwhile heat air to form heat convection to make air rise, thereby causing outside air to flow into the main body portion; and the air purifying device is configured to purify air inside the main body portion, and the shunting surface guides the purified air to be exhausted from the air outlets.

US Pat. No. 10,190,762

DEVICES FOR WORKSPACE ILLUMINATION HAVING A PANEL FORMING AN ENCLOSURE AND A PLURALITY OF LIGHT EMITTERS WITH PRIMARY AND SECONDARY OPTICS

Quarkstar LLC, Las Vegas...

1. An illumination device comprising:a mount;
a panel comprising a first face and a second opposing face forming an enclosure, the first and second faces extending in a first direction and a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, wherein, when mounted to a floor, the mount supports the panel so that the first direction is a vertical direction and the second direction is a horizontal direction; and
a luminaire module arranged in the enclosure, the luminaire module configured and arranged to output light towards respective target areas proximate to the first and the second face of the panel,
the luminaire module comprising:
a plurality of light-emitting elements (LEEs) distributed along the second direction, the plurality of LEEs being configured to emit light;
one or more primary optics coupled with one or more corresponding LEEs of the plurality of LEEs and configured to redirect light emitted by the one or more corresponding LEEs as redirected light; and
a secondary optic elongated along the second direction and comprising two redirecting surfaces and two output surfaces corresponding to the respective redirecting surfaces, each of the two redirecting surfaces being arranged and configured to reflect the light received from the one or more primary optics as reflected light towards the corresponding output surface, and the corresponding output surface being arranged and configured to refract the reflected light and to output the refracted light towards the respective target area.

US Pat. No. 10,190,761

ADAPTERS FOR EXISTING LIGHT FIXTURES

Cooper Technologies Compa...

1. A retrofitted light fixture, comprising:a coupling feature of a power source that delivers primary power;
at least one light fixture component of an existing light fixture, wherein the at least one light fixture component comprises a power supply, wherein the at least one light fixture component, as part of the existing light fixture, was directly coupled to the power source; and
an adapter coupled to the coupling feature of the power source and the power supply of the at least one light fixture component, wherein the adapter comprises a controller and a communication module, wherein the adapter receives the primary power from the coupling feature of the power source, wherein the controller delivers power to the power supply of the at least one light fixture component based on instructions, wherein the communication module allows the controller to communicate with an external component that is external to the retrofitted light fixture,
wherein the existing light fixture, without the adapter, continues to operate but is unable to communicate with the external component.

US Pat. No. 10,190,756

FLEXIBLE SIGNALING DEVICE HAVING RUBBERLIKE ELONGATE DIFFUSER

9609385 CANADA INC., Bea...

1. A flexible signalling device comprising:a housing manufactured from a rigid material and comprising a flat bottom;
an electronic circuit positioned within said housing and comprising at least one LED arranged along a light emitting edge of said housing, a battery and a user actuatable switch for selectively energizing said at least one LED;
a lens covering said at least one LED; and
a solid elongate light diffuser manufactured from a non-opaque flexible rubberlike material comprising a flat bottom;
wherein said housing and said light diffuser combine to form a unitary elongate quasi-ellipsoid when viewed from above and further wherein said at least one LED is arranged to emit light through said lens and into said diffuser along a length thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,190,755

LED BOARD RETENTION

ABL IP Holding LLC, Atla...

1. A retention member for securing a light emitting diode (LED) board to a substrate, wherein the LED board comprises a width and at least one row of LEDs, and wherein the retention member comprises a width greater than the width of the LED board and:a. a retention member body configured to extend across the width of the LED board between LEDs within the at least one row of LEDs, wherein the retention member body comprises a recess formed on an underside of the retention member body configured to receive the LED board;
b. a first retention wing integral with the retention member body and comprising a first protrusion configured to engage a first aperture defined by the substrate; and
c. a second retention wing integral with the retention member body and comprising a second protrusion configured to engage a second aperture defined by the substrates wherein:
at least a portion of a bottom surface of each of the first retention wing and the second retention wing is positioned against a top surface of the substrate;
each of the first protrusion and the second protrusion is configured to extend through a respective one of the first aperture and the second aperture such that each protrusion contacts a bottom surface of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,190,752

LUMINAIRE MOUNTING SYSTEM

COOPER TECHNOLOGIES COMPA...

1. A luminaire comprising:a frame that is configured to house a light source in a cavity defined by the frame;
wherein a rear end of the frame comprises:
an extension that is integrally formed with the frame and comprising a wire receiving aperture defined by a protrusion formed in the extension, the protrusion comprising two side walls extending on two sides of the wire receiving aperture and a top wall disposed between the two side walls and extending above the wire receiving aperture, and
wherein the extension is configured to secure the frame to a bracket-side connector of:
(a) a first bracket when the frame is mounted to a first mounting surface,
(b) a second bracket when the frame is mounted to a second mounting surface, and
(c) a third bracket when the frame is mounted to a third mounting surface, and
wherein the first mounting surface, the second mounting surface, and the third mounting surface are different from each other; and
wherein the protrusion is sized to seat in a corresponding groove defined by the bracket-side connector of: (a) the first bracket when the frame is mounted to the first mounting surface, (b) the second bracket when the frame is mounted to the second mounting surface, and (c) the third bracket when the frame is mounted to the third mounting surface.

US Pat. No. 10,190,750

TROFFER LUMINAIRE WITH AN ARCHED LENS

COOPER TECHNOLOGIES COMPA...

1. A troffer luminaire comprising:an upper housing;
a door hinged to a side of the upper housing and defining an opening of the troffer luminaire, wherein the door comprises:
a first end plate and a second end plate disposed opposite to the first end plate;
a first reflector disposed between the first end plate and the second end plate, the first reflector comprising a first flange;
a second reflector disposed between the first end plate and the second end plate, the second reflector comprising a second flange; and
a flexible lens that is bound by a first edge, a second edge that is opposite to the first edge, a third edge that is disposed between a first end of the first edge and a first end of the second edge, and a fourth edge that is opposite to the third edge and disposed between a second end of the first edge and a second end of the second edge,
wherein the flexible lens is disposed between the first flange and the second flange of the door such that the first edge of the flexible lens engages the first flange, the second edge of the flexible lens engages the second flange, the third edge is disposed adjacent the first end plate, and the fourth edge is disposed adjacent the second end plate,
the flexible lens having a width between the first edge and the second edge that requires the flexible lens to bend when disposed between the first flange and the second flange such that the third edge and the fourth edge of the flexible lens are curved when the flexible lens is disposed between the first flange and the second flange,
wherein when the flexible lens is disposed in the door, a first gap exists between the first end plate and the third edge of the flexible lens and a second gap exists between the second end plate and the fourth edge of the flexible lens,
wherein the first end plate of the door comprises a first embossment that obstructs light from exiting the luminaire through the first gap and the second end plate of the door frame comprises a second embossment that obstructs the light from exiting the luminaire through the second gap,
wherein the first embossment and the second embossment protrude into the opening, and
wherein the first embossment and the second embossment are positioned such that when the flexible lens is disposed in the door, the first embossment and the second embossment are disposed above the flexible lens and follow a curve of the third edge and the fourth edge of the flexible lens, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,190,748

BACKLIGHT MODULE

AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION,...

1. A backlight module, comprising:a reflecting base;
a light source, disposed on the reflecting base;
at least one 3D optical control structure, disposed on the reflecting base and covering the light source, comprising a top portion and two sidewalls connected to the top portion, wherein the two sidewalls face the reflecting base obliquely and opposite to each other, and at least one of the sidewalls comprises a first through-hole; and
at least one illumination adjusting structure, adjacent to the sidewall having the first through-hole, wherein an orthogonal projection of the first through-hole to the reflecting base is projecting at a first position, and a normal line of the sidewall passing through the first through-hole intersects the reflecting base is projecting at a second position;
wherein an illumination adjusting section is between the first position and the second position, and the at least one illumination adjusting structure is disposed in the illumination adjusting section; wherein the illumination adjusting structure comprises a plurality of holes, a light-absorbing ink layer, a light-absorbing adhesive layer, a rough surface, or a combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,190,746

OPTICAL LENS FOR BEAM SHAPING AND STEERING AND DEVICES USING THE OPTICAL LENS

ABL IP HOLDING LLC, Cony...

1. A lighting device comprising:a plurality of individually controllable illumination light sources configured to be driven by electrical power to emit light;
an optical lens positioned over the illumination light sources, the optical lens having a plurality of aspheric or spheric surfaces, including an input surface coupled to receive light from the illumination light sources and an output surface;
the input surface includes an input peripheral portion and an input central portion, wherein:
the input peripheral portion extends from the illumination light sources and curves from a region of the illumination light sources towards the input central portion, and
the input central portion curves towards the illumination light sources; and
the output surface includes an output lateral portion, an output shoulder portion, and an output body portion, wherein:
the output lateral portion extends away from the illumination light sources, curves away from the input peripheral portion, and intersects the output shoulder portion;
the output shoulder portion abuts the output body portion; and
the output body portion curves outwards from the illumination light sources and the output shoulder portion.

US Pat. No. 10,190,744

VEHICULAR MARKER LAMP USING PLANAR LIGHT EMITTER

Koito Manufacturing Co., ...

1. A vehicular marker lamp comprising:a planar light emitter; and
a lens coupled to the planar light emitter and including an incident portion formed on a surface facing the planar light emitter,
wherein a plurality of cross-sectionally triangular prisms are arranged in the incident portion in a state where vertexes of the triangular prisms face the planar light emitter, and
each of the prisms includes an incident surface formed on one surface and arranged along the incident portion to make a light from the planar light emitter incident on the incident surface, and a light-shielding portion formed on a surface opposite to the incident surface to shield incidence of the light from the planar light emitter, wherein the light-shielding portion is formed at a substantially right angle with respect to the planar light emitter.

US Pat. No. 10,190,742

ILLUMINATING VEHICLE WINDOW ASSEMBLIES FOR PROVIDING AUXILIARY BRAKE LIGHTS

FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES,...

1. An illuminating vehicle window assembly, comprising:a glass panel;
a metallic layer secured to the glass panel; and
a light source for illuminating the glass panel to produce an auxiliary brake light within the glass panel,
wherein the metallic layer is configured to reflect light from the light source toward an exterior surface of the glass panel.

US Pat. No. 10,190,736

APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING OFF-AXIS ILLUMINATION

COOPER TECHNOLOGIES COMPA...

1. A lighting system comprising:one or more light emitting diodes;
a secondary optic that extends along a secondary reference plane; and
a primary optic disposed between the secondary optic and the light emitting diode, the primary optic comprising:
a base region that is adjacent to the secondary optic, that extends along a primary reference plane, and that comprises a rim;
a projection that projects from the base region away from the secondary optic and towards the light emitting diode, the projection comprising:
a cavity that extends into the projection, along an axis, and towards the base region, the cavity comprising:
an aperture that is sized to receive light from one or more light emitting diodes;
a bottom; and
a sidewall that extends circumferentially about the axis and that tapers down between the aperture and the bottom;
a convex surface that is disposed at the bottom of the cavity and that is oriented to condense a portion of the received light that is incident upon the convex surface; and
a total internally reflective surface that extends circumferentially with respect to the cavity, that is tapered, and that is oriented to totally internally reflect another portion of the received light that passes through the sidewall, so that the another portion of the received light is reflected towards the base region,
wherein the axis is slanted so as to form an acute angle with the primary reference plane.

US Pat. No. 10,190,731

LAMPHOLDER AND LUMINAIRE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A lampholder, comprisinga recess comprising a base and sidewalls, the base having a first side and a second side, the side walls being extending from the first side in a direction away from the second side, and the second side being a luminous unit installing side; and
a reflecting flank, extending from ends of the sidewalls of the recess far away from the base and having a reflecting face facing the luminous unit installing side,
the base of the recess is provided with at least one installing hole configured for fixing the lampholder and at least one wiring hole configured for running through of a wire.

US Pat. No. 10,190,729

LED LAMP

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

1. An LED module comprising:a substrate having a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface in a first direction;
an LED chip located on the first surface of the substrate; and
first and second terminals that are located on the second surface of the substrate,
wherein the first terminal has a first side and a second side opposite to the first side in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, the second terminal has a third side and a fourth side opposite to the third side in the second direction,
the second side of the first terminal has first and second projections that project to a side opposite to the second terminal side,
the fourth side of the second terminal has third and fourth projections that project to a side opposite to the first terminal side,
the first projection comprises a first projection surface facing the second projection, and a second projection surface opposite to the first projection surface,
the second projection comprises a third projection surface facing the first projection, and a fourth projection surface opposite to the third projection surface,
the second projection surface is parallel to the fourth projection surface,
the third projection comprises a fifth projection surface facing the fourth projection, and a sixth projection surface opposite to the fifth projection surface,
the fourth projection comprises a seventh projection surface facing the third projection, and an eighth projection surface opposite to the seventh projection surface,
the sixth projection surface is parallel to the eighth projection surface,
the first terminal includes: a first end edge located in the first side of the first terminal, the first end edge including a first end point and a second end point that are spaced apart from each other; a second end edge located in the second side of the first terminal; a fifth end edge connected to both the second end edge and the first end point of the first end edge; a sixth end edge connected to the second end point of the first end edge,
the second terminal includes: a third end edge located in the third side of the second terminal, the third end edge including a first end point and a second end point that are spaced apart from each other; a fourth end edge located in the fourth side of the second terminal; a seventh end edge connected to both the fourth end edge and the first end point of the third end edge; a eighth end edge connected to the second end point of the third end edge,
each of the first end edge, the second end edge, the third end edge, the fourth end edge, the fifth end edge, the sixth end edge, the seventh end edge, the eighth end edge, the first projection surface, the second projection surface, the third projection surface, the fourth projection surface, the fifth projection surface, the sixth projection surface, the seventh projection surface, and the eighth projection surface is located on the first surface of the substrate,
the first end edge of the first terminal is a continuous linear edge that extends continuously from the first end point of the first end edge to the second end point of the first end edge and that overlaps the first projection, the second projection, the third projection, and the fourth projection as viewed in the second direction, and
the third end edge of the second terminal is a continuous linear edge that extends continuously from the first end point of the third end edge to the second end point of the third end edge and that overlaps the first projection, the second projection, the third projection, and the fourth projection as viewed in the second direction.

US Pat. No. 10,190,726

CHECK VALVE

1. A valve for supplying fluid from a fluid source to a system, comprising:a housing having an axial conduit extending along a central axis from an inlet at one end for entry of fluid into the housing to an outlet at an opposite end for exit of fluid from the housing;
a check valve body disposed within the axial conduit of the valve housing; and
a fluid flow path through which fluid flows from the inlet through the check valve body to the outlet, wherein fluid is retained within a portion of the fluid flow path to prevent gas and debris from the outlet from entering the check valve body and wherein the fluid flow path includes a first spring biasing a first ball, a second ball, and a second spring between the first ball and the second ball and biasing the first ball and the second ball in opposite directions.

US Pat. No. 10,190,723

INSULATING MOLDED PART AND METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION THEREOF

1. An insulating molded part, comprising:an upper part and a bottom part, the upper part and bottom part being respective portions of an injection molded or die-cast part;
wherein cavities in an interior of the injection molded or die-cast part are arranged as chambers separated from one another in an air-tight manner,
wherein the upper part and the bottom part are respectively formed in cuboid manners, and the upper part is offset in a diagonal direction in relation to the bottom part, and
wherein at least one of the upper part and the bottom part comprises a composite material including at least one of natural materials and recycling materials, and contains a matrix resin comprising fluid phenolic resin, a glycidyl-terminated epoxy diluent, and at least one latent cross-linking agent.

US Pat. No. 10,190,722

UNBONDED FLEXIBLE PIPE FOR TRANSPORTING AN ABRASIVE MATERIAL, ASSOCIATED METHOD AND ASSOCIATED USE

TECHNIP FRANCE, (FR)

1. An unbonded flexible pipe for transporting an abrasive material, comprising:at least one tubular sheath delimiting a passage for circulation of the abrasive material;
at least one armor layer of tensile armors positioned externally with respect to the tubular sheath, the al least one armor layer comprising a plurality of filiform armor elements,
a protective internal layer positioned inside the at least one tubular sheath in the circulation passage, the protective internal layer including an elastomeric matrix and a longitudinal reinforcement assembly embedded in the matrix;
wherein the protective internal layer is an innermost layer of the pipe, and wherein the protective internal layer is deformable and locally deforms when the abrasive material makes contact with the protective internal layer.

US Pat. No. 10,190,721

POSITION ADJUSTING SPACER AND METHOD FOR ADJUSTING THE POSITION OF A REHABILITATION PIPE USING SUCH

SHONAN GOSEI-JUSHI SEISAK...

1. A spacer insertable in a gap between an existing pipe and a rehabilitation pipe to adjust the position of the rehabilitation pipe inside the existing pipe, comprising:a first wedge-shaped member having an inclined surface provided with a guide groove having latching teeth thereon; and
a second wedge-shaped member having a surface inclined at an angle the same as the inclination angle of the inclined surface of the first wedge-shaped member, the inclined surface of the second wedge-shaped member being provided with a protruding part that is fitted to the guide groove of the first wedge-shaped member when the first and second wedge-shaped members are overlapped;
wherein the protruding part of the second wedge-shaped member is formed thinner at one end so as to be elastically deformable toward the inclined surface of the second wedge-shaped member to form an elastic deformable member;
wherein the elastic deformable member has latching teeth that engage with the latching teeth of the first wedge-shaped member so as to make the second wedge-shaped member movable relative to the first wedge-shaped member in an insertion direction to stepwise increase an overall height of the spacer in the gap between the existing pipe and the rehabilitation pipe, but disabling movement of the second wedge-shaped member in a reverse direction opposite the insertion direction; and
wherein, when the elastic deformable member is elastically deformed until the distal end thereof comes into contact with the inclined surface of the second wedge-shaped member, the latching teeth of the first and second wedge-shaped members are disengaged to enable movement of the second wedge-shaped member relative to the first wedge-shaped member in the reverse direction.

US Pat. No. 10,190,720

REPAIR KIT

1. A repair kit for sealing at least one of thick-matter conveying lines or concrete conveying lines, said repair kit comprising at least one sealing element, wherein the sealing element further comprises a monolithic component having a dimensionally stable base body and a coating layer, wherein a fastening means is disposed adjacent to the both the base body and the sealing element so that the sealing element can be fastened to a coupling.

US Pat. No. 10,190,715

FLUID PIPE DEVICE

NIFCO INC., Yokosuka-Shi...

1. A fluid pipe device, comprising:a pipe member forming a flow channel for flowing a fluid;
a heating member for generating heat to heat the pipe member;
a metal heat transfer member abutting against the heating member and conducting heat to the pipe member; and
a terminal member electrically connecting the heating member and the metal heat transfer member,
wherein the metal heat transfer member comprises a first heat transfer member and a second heat transfer member, and at least one of the first heat transfer member and second heat transfer member forms the terminal member at one portion, and the first heat transfer member is provided in the pipe member not to be exposed inside the flow channel of the pipe member, and
the first heat transfer member includes
a cylinder portion disposed in an axis line direction of the pipe member;
the terminal member provided in a state wherein one portion of the cylinder portion is cut and raised;
a horizontal slit provided in the cylinder portion and extending in the axis line direction; and
a concave-convex portion or a wave-shaped portion provided in an edge portion of the horizontal slit.

US Pat. No. 10,190,713

QUICK COUPLING ELEMENT WITH DISCHARGE MEMBER AND COUPLING MEMBER COMPRISING SUCH AN ELEMENT

STAUBLI FAVERGES, Faverg...

1. A quick coupling element for removably joining pressurized fluid pipes, said coupling element comprisinga tubular body defining an inner channel for the passage of a pressurized fluid and a longitudinal axis of the coupling element,
means for closing off the inner channel on a side of a front face of the coupling element,
a relief member of the inner channel, movable between a first position, in which it said relief member closes off a relief passage connecting the inner channel to the outside of the body, and a second forward position relative to the first position, in which said relief member does not close off the relief passage,whereinthe relief member is a relief ring that is part of the means for closing off the inner channel and that is mounted around a central member, which is also part of the closing off means, and inside a peripheral part,
a first surface of the relief ring is part of the front face,
the relief ring is movable, relative to the central member and parallel to the longitudinal axis, between its first and second positions,
the relief ring defines, at least in part, the relief passage with the central member or with the peripheral part, and
in its first position, the relief ring bears sealably against the central member, over a first sealing circumference, and bears sealably against the peripheral part, over a second sealing circumference,
a diameter of the second sealing circumference is strictly larger than a diameter of the first sealing circumference, and
the coupling element comprises an elastic return member for returning the relief ring toward its first position, said elastic member pushing the relief ring back toward the inside of the tubular body and/or toward the rear of the coupling element.

US Pat. No. 10,190,705

THERMOSETTING BAMBOO-WOOD COMPOSITE PIPE

ZHEJIANG XINZHOU BAMBOO-B...

1. A composite pipe, comprisingan inner liner layer;
a reinforcement layer;
a structural layer; and
an outer protection layer;whereinthe inner liner layer, the reinforcement layer, the structural layer, and the outer protection layer are arranged in that order along a radial direction of the pipe from the inside out;
the reinforcement layer comprises wound bamboo strips;
the structural layer comprises a wound wood planed board; and
the reinforcement layer and the structural layer are sandwiched between the inner liner layer and the outer protection layer.

US Pat. No. 10,190,703

SUPPORT FOR A CONDUIT

Airbus Operations SAS, T...

1. A support for a pipe, the support comprising:a body delimited by a first face and a second face, the body having an orifice extending between the first face and the second face, wherein the body comprises a first part and a second part, wherein the first part of the body comprises a base which forms a portion of the orifice of the body, and wherein the first part and the second part together define the first face and the second face,
a first ring and a second ring which each have an eccentric orifice and which are configured so as to be fitted one into the other in the orifice of the body, wherein each ring comprises a flange, wherein the flange of the first ring is in direct contact with the first face of the body and the flange of the second ring is in direct contact with the second face of the body, and wherein the second face of the body is parallel to and opposite the first face of the body, and,
a system for retaining the first and second rings in the orifice of the body comprising a U-shaped cap, the U-shaped cap including a main body portion and two parallel arms, wherein the main body portion is arranged between the two parallel arms in a direction parallel to a longitudinal axis of the orifice of the body, and wherein the U-shaped cap is configured to surmount the support so that the first and second rings are immobilized between the two parallel arms.

US Pat. No. 10,190,701

CORROSION CONTROL FOR CHAMBER COMPONENTS

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

1. A bellows, comprising:a top mounting flange;
a bottom mounting flange;
a tubular accordion structure coupling the mounting flanges;
a bonding layer disposed on an exterior treated surface of at least the tubular accordion structure, the bonding layer of at least one of chromium, titanium nitride or titanium; and
a coating disposed on the bonding layer, the coating comprised of at least one of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), parylene C, parylene D, diamond-like carbon, yttria stabilized zirconia, alumina, nickel, or aluminum silicon magnesium yttrium oxygen compound.

US Pat. No. 10,190,699

ELECTROMAGNETIC ACTUATOR AND VALVE

ZF Friedrichshafen AG, F...

1. An electromagnetic actuator comprising:a first magnetic coil;
a first permanent magnet,
an anchor configured to be moved axially by the first magnetic coil and the first permanent magnet between a first position and a second position, wherein a spring device is connected to the anchor and acts in the axial direction on the anchor, wherein the spring device is configured to exert a return force on the anchor as soon as the anchor is moved from a middle position toward the first position or the second position, wherein the first position is a closed position and the second position is an open position, and
a second magnetic coil,
wherein the first and second magnetic coils as well as the first permanent magnet are disposed axially, such that the first permanent magnet is disposed axially between the first and second magnetic coils.

US Pat. No. 10,190,697

STUFFING BOX LUG

Mueller International, LL...

1. A valve assembly comprising: a valve body; a gate inside the valve body, the gate configured to control fluid flow; a stem configured to move the gate; a stem actuator connected to the stem, the stem actuator configured to rotate the stem; and a stuffing box attached to the valve body configured to form a seal around the stem, the stuffing box comprising a stuffing box body and a lifting lug extending from the stuffing box body, the lifting lug fixed in position relative to the valve body, and wherein the lifting lug defines a lifting bore defining a closed shaped profile configured to lift the valve assembly; wherein the stem actuator is positioned above the lifting lug.

US Pat. No. 10,190,693

DOOR SEAL FOR VACUUM CHAMBER

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

1. A vacuum chamber comprising:a chamber body having a top, a bottom, and sidewalls, the sidewalls having at least a first slit valve opening formed therein;
a first inflatable seal sealingly coupled to a first sidewall of the sidewalls and circumscribing the first slit valve opening; and
a first slit valve door moveable between a close state that contacts the first inflatable seal to provide a vacuum seal between the first slit valve door and chamber body, and an open state that positions the first slit valve door clear of the first slit valve opening, the first inflatable seal having a base coupled to the first sidewall and a hollow tubular portion that can move laterally relative to the base when the first slit vale door is in the closed state wherein the hollow tubular portion of the first inflatable seal has a durometer of less than about 90 Shore A.

US Pat. No. 10,190,688

ELASTOMERIC GEL BODY GASKET HAVING A SUBSTANTIALLY INCOMPRESSIBLE SKELETON, A METHOD OF MAKING AND USING THE SAME

THE PATENT WELL LLC, For...

1. An assembly for use with an aircraft, the assembly comprising:an aircraft base;
a workpiece for removably engaging the base; and
a gasket or gasket tape for interposition between the aircraft workpiece and the aircraft base, the gasket or gasket tape comprising:
a pliable, elastomeric gel body having an upper surface, a lower surface, and a perimeter; and
a non-metallic, non-fibrous, non-conductive, non-woven molded or extruded skeletal web having an upper surface, a lower surface, a perimeter and a multiplicity of strands meeting at and integral with a multiplicity of joints, the strands and joints defining a multiplicity of open pores;
wherein the elastomeric gel body is the same size or thicker than and substantially encapsulates the skeletal web, including filling the pores thereof, and is integral therewith;
and wherein an x and y dimension is much greater than the z (thickness) dimension;
and wherein the skeletal web is crimped.

US Pat. No. 10,190,687

METHODS OF FORMING SUPERELASTIC SEALS

Baker Hughes Incorporated...

1. A method of forming a superelastic metal seal, comprising:forming an Ni—Ti alloy comprising from about 58 weight percent Ni to about 65 weight percent Ni and from about 35 weight percent Ti to about 42 weight percent Ti; and
treating the Ni—Ti alloy to form a superelastic Ni—Ti alloy that is not capable of shape memory behavior.

US Pat. No. 10,190,686

COVER MEMBER

SHOWA CORPORATION, Gyoda...

1. A cover member to cover an object and comprising:a plurality of peaks;
a plurality of valleys; and
coupling portions coupling the plurality of peaks to the plurality of valleys,
wherein the cover member is expandable and contractable in an alignment direction in which the plurality of peaks and the plurality of valleys are aligned,
wherein each peak of the plurality of peaks comprises a depression depressed from an apex of the peak in a direction toward the object, and each valley of the plurality of valleys comprises a protrusion protruding from a bottom of the valley in a direction opposite to the object, each of the coupling portions being connected at the depression and the protrusion,
wherein the depression has a U-shape in a cross-section, and includes edges of two sides of the U-shape in the direction opposite to the object, and the protrusion has a reverse U-shape in a cross-section, and includes bases of the reverse U-shape in the direction toward the object,
wherein when the cover member contracts in the alignment direction, the depression of the peak is deformed to enlarge an opening of the depression large enough to make the adjacent edges of adjacent two of the peaks touch each other, and the protrusion of the valley is deformed to enlarge a reverse opening of the protrusion large enough to make the adjacent bases of the adjacent two of the valleys touch each other, and
wherein connection of the coupling portion to the depression and the protrusion is thicker than a thickness of the coupling portion in a direction perpendicular to an outer surface thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,190,684

METHOD AND APPARATUS TO CONTROL A CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A method for controlling a continuously variable transmission (CVT) of a powertrain system coupled to a driveline of a vehicle, the method comprising:determining minimum and maximum CVT input speeds in response to an accelerator pedal position;
monitoring vehicle speed and a CVT input speed;
determining magnitude of vehicle speed at which the monitored CVT input speed achieves the minimum CVT input speed;
determining a target CVT input acceleration rate based upon the vehicle speed;
determining an input speed trajectory based upon the target CVT input acceleration rate;
determining a desired speed ratio based upon the input speed trajectory and the magnitude of vehicle speed at which the monitored CVT input speed achieves the minimum CVT input speed; and
controlling the CVT based upon the desired speed ratio.

US Pat. No. 10,190,683

CONTROL DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD FOR CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION

AISIN AW CO., LTD., Anjo...

1. A control device for a continuously variable transmission that steplessly changes a speed ratio of the continuously variable transmission mounted on a vehicle, the control device comprising:a controller that changes the speed ratio such that a stepwise upshift is performed, wherein
in the case where an accelerator depression amount is constant, the controller sets the speed ratio such that a number of allowable stepwise upshifts increases as the accelerator depression amount is larger, compared to when the accelerator depression amount is small.

US Pat. No. 10,190,682

ACTUATOR PROVIDED WITH A GEAR BOX, POSITION INDICATOR FOR A GEAR BOX, AND RELATED METHODS

Parker-Hannifin Corporati...

19. A method of rotating a well bore blow out preventer input between a first position and a second position comprising the steps of:connecting a primary driver through a gear box to the blow out preventer input,
biasing the gear box to a high range default gear ratio and rotating the primary driver in one direction multiple turns to rotate the blow out preventer input from its first position toward its second position,
communicating a command signal to the gear box to shift the gear box from its high range default gear ratio to a lower gear ratio, and simultaneously maintaining the gear box in its lower gear ratio and rotating the primary driver in an opposite direction to rotate the blow out preventer input from its second position toward its first position.

US Pat. No. 10,190,681

CONTROL SYSTEM FOR POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE FOR VEHICLE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A control system for a power transmission device for a vehicle, the power transmission device including a fluid coupling, the fluid coupling including a lockup clutch, an input member and an output member, the fluid coupling being configured such that the input member and the output member are directly coupled to each other when the lockup clutch is engaged, the control system comprising:an electronic control unit configured to
i) execute engagement control for controlling an engaging pressure of the lockup clutch such that the lockup clutch is half-engaged,
ii) calculate an integrated amount of heat that is generated in the lockup clutch during the engagement control, and
iii) when the integrated amount of heat generated becomes larger than or equal to a predetermined determination value, select one of first control for completely engaging the lockup clutch from a state of the engagement control and second control for releasing the lockup clutch from the state of the engagement control such that a smaller one of a first amount of heat that is generated in the lockup clutch in a period from when the integrated amount of heat generated becomes larger than or equal to the predetermined determination value after a start of the engagement control to when the lockup clutch is completely engaged and a second amount of heat that is generated in the lockup clutch in a period from when the integrated amount of heat generated becomes larger than or equal to the predetermined determination value after the start of the engagement control to when the lockup clutch is released is generated in the lockup clutch.

US Pat. No. 10,190,680

AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION CONTROL APPARATUS

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. An automatic transmission control apparatus comprising:a controller that generates a range switching command signal for switching ranges of the automatic transmission, based on a shift operation;
a motor to be driven based on the range switching command signal from the controller;
a deceleration mechanism that decelerates a rotation speed of the motor;
an output axle that is driven by the deceleration mechanism so as to drive a shift axle for switching the ranges of the automatic transmission;
a motor rotation angle detector that detects a rotation angle of a rotor of the motor and then inputs to the controller a first detection signal having information corresponding to the detected rotation angle of the rotor of the motor;
an output axle rotation angle detector that detects a rotation angle of the output axle and then inputs to the controller a second detection signal having information corresponding to the detected rotation angle of the output axle; and
a position sensor that detects a rotation position of the shift axle of the automatic transmission and then inputs to the controller a third detection signal having information corresponding to the detected rotation position of the shift axle,
wherein the controller monitors each of the inputted first, second, and third detection signals, determines that two detection signals having the respective information items that coincide with each other are normal and that another detection signal having information that does not coincide with the information items of the two detection signals is abnormal, and then controls switching of the ranges of the automatic transmission, based on the result of the determination.

US Pat. No. 10,190,679

FLOW OUTPUT DETERMINATION METHOD FOR A HYDRAULIC PUMP IN A TRANSMISSION HYDRAULIC SYSTEM

ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG, F...

1. A method for determining a conveying capacity of a hydraulic pump of a hydraulic system of a transmission, comprising:operating the hydraulic pump at a defined rotational speed;
after operating the hydraulic pump driven at the defined rotational speed, opening a blockable flow cross-section in order to connect a pressure side of the hydraulic pump to an area of the hydraulic system through the flow cross-section, the flow cross-section configured with the hydraulic pump such that an entire conveying volume flow provided by the hydraulic pump is guided in a direction of the area of the hydraulic system through the flow cross-section when the flow cross-section is open;comparing a change to an operating state of the transmission resulting from opening of the flow cross-section to a reference change to the operating state; anddetermining the conveying capacity of the hydraulic pump as a function of a deviation between the change to the operating state and the reference change to the operating state.

US Pat. No. 10,190,661

TRANSMISSION FOR VEHICLE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A transmission for vehicles comprising:a first input shaft and a second input shaft configured to selectively receive power of a drive source via a first clutch and a second clutch;
a first output shaft and a second output shaft arranged parallel to the first input shaft and the second input shaft;
a shift device including a plurality of gear pairs tooth-engaged With the first input shaft and the second input shaft and with the first output shaft and the second output shaft, the gear pairs having different gear ratios, one gear pair conforming to a running speed being selected by a synchronizer to shift and output the power of the drive source; and
a reverse idler gear provided at a reverse idler shaft, the reverse idler gear being tooth-engaged with an input gear provided at the first input shaft or the second input shaft and tooth-engaged with an output gear provided at the first output shaft or the second output shaft, the reverse idler gear being selected by a reverse synchronizer to transmit power provided from the input gear to the output gear,
wherein the gear-pairs for formation of a first stage, a third stage, and a seventh stage are tooth-engaged with the first input shaft and the first output shaft;
wherein the gear pairs for formation of a fifth stage and a ninth stage are tooth-engaged with the first input shaft and the second output shaft;
wherein the gear-pairs for formation of a second stage, a fourth stage, and an eighth stage are tooth-engaged with the second input shaft and the first output shaft;
wherein the gear pairs for formation of a sixth stage and a tenth stage are tooth-engaged with the second input shaft and the second output shaft;
wherein the gear pair for formation of the seventh stage and the gear pair for formation of the ninth stage share a first input gear; and
wherein the gear pair for formation of the eighth stage and the gear pair for formation of the tenth stage share a second input gear.

US Pat. No. 10,190,639

SENSOR UNIT FOR A BEARING

1. A sensor unit for a bearing, comprisinga main body,
a sensor holder, and
one or more mounting brackets, wherein
the sensor holder has a measurement surface in a first plane and includes at least one sensor for measuring an operating parameter of the bearing when the measurement surface is in contact with a component of the bearing, wherein each mounting bracket provides an attachment portion having an attachment surface, wherein the sensor unit, is configured to be in contact with a component of the bearing or a component of a bearing assembly that includes the bearing,
the sensor holder includes one or more extendable legs, which are extendable in a longitudinal direction perpendicular to the first plane, such that the measurement surface is adjustable in longitudinal direction relative to the main body; and
the one or more mounting brackets are linearly movable and pivotably relative to the main body, such that:
the sensor unit has a first attachment position, in which the measurement surface and the attachment surface lie on parallel planes and the attachment surface is adjustable in longitudinal direction relative to the main body; and has a second attachment position in which the measurement surface and attachment surface lie in perpendicular planes and the attachment surface is adjustable in a transverse direction relative to the main body of the sensor unit.

US Pat. No. 10,190,633

ROLLING BEARING

NTN Corporation, Osaka (...

1. A rolling bearing comprising one or more bearing members, which form the rolling bearing, having a rust prevention film formed in a predetermined region of a surface of a base material of the bearing member,wherein:
the rust prevention film is formed by a porous film with a sacrificial anode action against the base material, the porous film being formed in the whole of the predetermined region;
the porous film in at least a part of the predetermined region is subjected to sealing treatment which impregnates the porous film with a sealing treatment agent from a surface of the porous film, and a surface of a sealing treatment body obtained from the porous film subjected to the sealing treatment is subjected to first coating treatment which coats the surface of the sealing treatment body with epoxy resin coating; and
the sealing treatment agent is formed by diluting the epoxy resin coating.

US Pat. No. 10,190,626

THRUST ROLLER BEARING CAGE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

NTN CORPORATION, Osaka (...

1. A thrust roller bearing cage included in a thrust roller bearing and including a plurality of pockets accommodating rollers, comprising:a radially outer area bent portion formed by bending a radially outer edge part of an area located radially outside the pockets obliquely inward in a radial direction, the radially outer area bent portion formed to extend continuously in an annular shape; and
projecting portions that are formed in a tip end of the radially outer area bent portion and project inward in the radial direction from an inner peripheral edge of the radially outer area bent portions so as to contact end faces of the rollers accommodated in the pockets, wherein
radially outer edges of the pockets are located radially outside a boundary formed by the radially outer area bent portion and the projecting portion.

US Pat. No. 10,190,625

THRUST ROLLER BEARING CAGE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

NTN CORPORATION, Osaka (...

1. A thrust roller bearing cage included in a thrust roller bearing and including a plurality of pockets accommodating rollers, comprising:a radially outer area bent portion formed by bending an area located radially outside the pockets inward in a radial direction; and
projecting portions that are formed in a tip end of the radially outer area bent portion at positions aligned with the pockets and project arcuately such that a tip part as an innermost part of the projecting portion in the radial direction projects inward in the radial direction beyond radially outer edges of the pockets so as to contact end faces of the rollers accommodated in the pockets, the projecting portions having a root part with a width, wherein
the width of the root part of the projecting portion is ? or more and ? or less of a width of the pockets.

US Pat. No. 10,190,624

SPACER DEVICE, TOROIDAL ROLLER BEARING AND METHOD

13. A method for inserting at least one of a final roller element or a final spacer device into a toroidal roller bearing comprising:providing an inner ring, an outer ring, and a plurality of roller elements,
wherein the toroidal roller bearing allows for axial and angular displacement between the inner ring and the outer ring;
providing a plurality of spacer devices for insertion between adjacent roller elements, each spacer device comprising a first roller element-contacting surface and a second roller element-contacting surface on an opposite side thereof and end members that have projections that extend outwards from first and second roller-contacting surfaces, the first roller-contacting surface and the second roller-contacting surface are arranged to separate two adjacent roller elements in a tangential direction of the toroidal roller bearing, wherein each of the first roller element-contacting surface and the second roller element-contacting surface has a concave shape adapted to conform to a respective convex contacting surface of the roller elements, wherein the projections are arranged to extend at least partly over the ends of two adjacent roller elements when the plurality of spacer devices are in use, and wherein, when the plurality of spacer devices are in use, the only solid element of the toroidal roller bearing that the end members contact are the roller elements such that the end members allow the inner ring and the outer ring to displace at least one of axially and angularly without the end members contacting either of the outer ring, the inner ring, or any fixed extensions thereof that would impede the at least one of the axial and angular displacement of the inner ring and the outer ring, the spacer device is configured to not contact the inner ring and to not contact the outer ring,
tilting the inner ring of the toroidal roller bearing with respect to the outer ring whereby the distance between rolling elements is increased; and
one of:
a) inserting a roller element between two spacer devices, or
b) inserting a spacer device between two roller elements.

US Pat. No. 10,190,611

PANEL

1. A method of simultaneously locking a new quadrangular panel provided with two longitudinal edges and two transverse edges to a previous panel row already assembled from identical panels and to an identical panel already assembled in the same panel row with the proviso that a first longitudinal edge is connected to the previous panel row in positively locking relationship by pivoting the new panel into the plane of the assembled panels, wherein at the same time a first transverse edge of the new panel is brought by a scissor-like movement into positively locking engagement with a second transverse edge of the assembled panel in the same panel row, with the further proviso that the first transverse edge of the panels respectively has a first transverse joining surface and the second transverse edge of the panels respectively has a second transverse joining surface, wherein the first transverse joining surface is brought into contact at that end which is towards the first longitudinal edge with the second transverse joining surface of the assembled panel in the same panel row, wherein the positively locking connection of the longitudinal edge and the transverse edge of the new panel is produced by a wedge-shaped longitudinal join gap and a wedge-shaped transverse join gap being produced between the new panel and the previous panel row, a wedge tip of the wedge-shaped transverse join gap points in the direction of the previous panel row and a wedge tip of the wedge-shaped longitudinal join gap points in the direction of the free second transverse edge of the new panel, and the new panel is finally pivoted into the plane of the assembled panels, wherein the positively locking engagement of the transverse edges and longitudinal edges is completely brought together and the wedge-shaped join gaps are removed.

US Pat. No. 10,190,610

MOUNTING ASSEMBLY FOR REARVIEW DEVICE

GENTEX CORPORATION, Zeel...

1. A mounting assembly for a rearview device, the mounting assembly comprising:a windshield bracket having a body that includes ledges disposed about the body;
a mount operably coupled with said rearview device, the mount including pre-loading posts; and
a spring clip including a base and a plurality of legs, each leg including:
an upright portion extending from the base;
a connecting portion extending inwardly from the upright portion;
an engagement portion extending upward away from the base; and
at least one loading lever extending laterally from the connecting portion.

US Pat. No. 10,190,608

ACTUATOR

AIRBUS OPERATIONS LIMITED...

1. An actuator, comprising:an inner cylinder received in an outer cylinder having a closed end, and a piston received in the inner cylinder that extends from the inner cylinder and the outer cylinder, the piston being slideable relative to the inner cylinder and the outer cylinder in response to the application of fluid pressure to cause the piston to extend further from the inner cylinder and the outer cylinder; and
an auxiliary drive mechanism operable to cause the inner cylinder to extend from the outer cylinder, wherein the piston moves together with the inner cylinder relative to the outer cylinder.

US Pat. No. 10,190,604

PISTON AND MAGNETIC BEARING FOR HYDRAULIC HAMMER

Caterpillar Inc., Deerfi...

1. A hydraulic hammer, comprising:a power cell;
a work tool partially received in, and movable with respect to, the power cell;
a sleeve positioned in the power cell and defining a centerline;
a piston with a plurality of hydraulic surfaces, the piston concentrically positioned in the sleeve and movable in the sleeve between a first position in contact with the work tool and a second position out of contact with the work tool; and
a magnetic guide system including at least one of a first magnetic guide component disposed in the piston and at least one of a second magnetic guide component disposed in the sleeve that interact to produce magnetic repellent forces therebetween to urge the radial position of the piston towards the centerline, wherein one of the first guide component or the second guide component includes a first ring magnet and a second ring magnet disposed in an axially spaced apart configuration in the piston, one of the first magnetic guide component or the second magnetic guide component includes a first conductive cylinder and a second conductive cylinder, the first and second conductive cylinders disposed adjacent and extending concentrically around respective ones of the first and second ring magnets.

US Pat. No. 10,190,600

PRESSURE INCREASING SYSTEM AND METHOD OF INCREASING GAS PRESSURE

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A pressure increasing system comprising:a plurality of stages of compressors configured to compress a gas to a target pressure higher than a critical pressure;
intermediate coolers that are provided between the plurality of stages of compressors and cool the gas discharged from a compressor in a preceding stage;
a subcooler that is provided between the final stage compressor and a compressor in a stage before the final stage and cools the gas;
a bypass line which is connected to an inlet of the final stage compressor and through which the gas in the inlet of the final stage compressor is extracted and supplied to the subcooler as a refrigerant;
a flow rate adjusting valve which is provided on the bypass line and by which the extracted gas is depressurized upstream from the subcooler; and
a control unit configured to regulate a degree of opening of the flow rate adjusting valve so that at least one of a temperature and a pressure of the gas in the inlet of the final stage compressor remains constant.

US Pat. No. 10,190,599

DRIVE SHAFT FOR REMOTE VARIABLE VANE ACTUATION

United Technologies Corpo...

1. A gas turbine engine, comprising:an actuator;
a harmonic drive driven by the actuator;
an engine case containing a multiple of variable vanes;
a firewall transverse to the engine case; and
a drive shaft driven by the harmonic drive at a single input, the drive shaft extends through the firewall to drive a multiple of outputs, each of the multiple of outputs operable to drive one stage of the multiple of variable vanes.

US Pat. No. 10,190,598

INTERMITTENT SPIGOT JOINT FOR GAS TURBINE ENGINE CASING CONNECTION

1. A gas turbine engine casing apparatus having a first case including at least a first annular wall integrated with and supported by a plurality of circumferentially spaced apart and radially extending struts and a second case including at least a second annular wall, the first and second annular walls being axially connected by a spigot joint, the spigot joint comprising: an annular projection having outer-diameter and inner-diameter surfaces co-axially projecting from an end of the at least a first annular wall and an annular recess having outer-diameter and inner-diameter surfaces axially extending into an end of the at least a second annular wall, the annular projection being received in the annular recess such that the two outer-diameter surfaces mate with each other or the two inner-diameter surfaces mate with each other, and a plurality of circumferentially extending and spaced apart grooves formed on one of the surfaces, the plurality of grooves being located circumferentially adjacent the respective struts to reduce a local contact area between the projection and the recess, wherein at least one of the plurality of grooves is circumferentially symmetrical about a radial central axis of one of the plurality of struts.

US Pat. No. 10,190,595

GAS TURBINE ENGINE BLADE PLATFORM MODIFICATION

General Electric Company,...

1. A gas turbine engine compressor blade comprising:an airfoil and a root section connected to a blade platform therebetween,
the airfoil extending in a chordwise direction between airfoil leading and trailing edges, and
an at least partially curved cropped corner of the blade platform, the at least partially curved cropped corner having a shape and size that avoids resonance of the blade during operation of the gas turbine engine, and the at least partially curved cropped corner is a J-shaped cropped corner including a straight section extending from and perpendicular to a pressure side edge towards a suction side edge of the blade platform and a curved section extending from the straight section to an uncropped portion of a platform trailing edge of the blade platform.

US Pat. No. 10,190,590

BATTERY-OPERATED BLOWER FILTER SYSTEM FOR USE IN POTENTIALLY EXPLOSIVE AREAS

1. A blower filter system comprising:a blower unit comprising an electric motor for driving a blower impeller, a control unit for controlling the electric motor and blower unit contacts; and
a battery pack comprising a plurality of secondary cells with energy density and battery pack contacts for connection with the blower unit, wherein:
the blower unit is detachably coupled with the battery pack;
the battery pack is electrically connected with the blower unit via at least the blower unit contacts and the battery pack contacts;
the battery pack is provided with protective circuits;
the protective circuits comprise electronic components, which are designed to cut off electrically at least one of the plurality of secondary cells of the battery pack when excessively high currents build up and/or when excessively high temperatures build up;
the electronic components comprise a shunt connected to the plurality of secondary cells, a first excess-current cutoff device, a second excess-current cutoff device, a first power circuit breaker and a second power circuit breaker;
the first excess-current cutoff device is connected to the first power circuit breaker and the second excess-current cutoff device is connected to the second power circuit breaker;
the first excess-current cutoff device is arranged on one side of the shunt and the second excess-current cutoff device is arranged on another side of the shunt;
the first power circuit breaker is configured to switch from a first power circuit breaker closed state to a first power circuit breaker open state and the second power circuit breaker is configured to switch from a second power circuit breaker closed state to a second power circuit breaker open state when current flowing through the shunt is greater than a predetermined maximum current such that the at least one of the plurality of secondary cells of the battery pack is electrically shut off; and
the battery pack and the blower unit are cast at least partially in a casting compound.

US Pat. No. 10,190,589

POTHEAD CABLE SEAL FOR ELECTRIC SUBMERSIBLE MOTORS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. An electric submersible motor pothead system, comprising:a pothead that couples a power cable to an electric submersible motor, the electric submersible motor operable in well fluid, the pothead comprising:
a finger seal comprising a finger around each phase of the power cable and a radial flange;
a compression plate that exerts a radial force on each phase from an axial load provided by the compression plate against the radial flange;
a seal seat comprising sockets that receive each finger;
a space extending between a portion of an outer diameter of each finger and a flared inner diameter of the socket of the seal seat; and
a seal ring extending circumferentially around an outer diameter of each finger and tangent to the radial flange, the seal ring contacting the flared inner diameter of the seal seat and closing the space to the ingress of well fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,190,587

MOTOR-DRIVEN COMPRESSOR

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA J...

1. A motor-driven compressor comprising:an electric motor including a rotor;
a housing including a suction port that draws in a fluid;
a compression unit driven by the electric motor, wherein the compression unit compresses an intake fluid, which is the fluid drawn in from the suction port, and discharges a compressed fluid, which is the compressed intake fluid;
a drive circuit that drives the electric motor; and
a controller that controls the drive circuit to control rotation of the rotor, wherein
the compression unit includes
a fixed scroll fixed to the housing,
a movable scroll engaged with the fixed scroll and configured to orbit the fixed scroll, and
a compression chamber defined by the fixed scroll and the movable scroll,
when the rotor rotates in a predetermined forward direction, the movable scroll orbits in the forward direction, and the compression unit thereby compresses the intake fluid drawn into the compression chamber,
the motor-driven compressor further comprises an injection port that draws an intermediate pressure fluid into the compression chamber, wherein the intermediate pressure fluid has a pressure that is higher than the intake fluid and lower than the compressed fluid,
the controller includes
a deceleration controller that performs a deceleration control, which decelerates the rotor, during a first period in response to the rotor being rotating in a direction opposite to the forward direction, and
a continuation controller that performs a continuation control, which continues the rotation of the rotor, during a second period that is longer than the first period after the deceleration control is performed, and
a fluctuation difference of a rotational frequency of the rotor during the continuation control is less than a deceleration rotational frequency difference, which is a difference between a rotational frequency of the rotor when the deceleration control is started and a rotational frequency of the rotor when the deceleration control is terminated.

US Pat. No. 10,190,581

CONTROLLING FLUID OPERATIONS FOR MACHINE SYSTEMS

RPM INDUSTRIES, LLC, Was...

1. A fluid control system, comprising:a control module including at least one processor, wherein the control module is programmed to:
receive at least one first signal that comprises information indicative of at least one of a triggering condition or a machine condition; and
transmit at least one second signal, wherein the at least one first signal comprises information indicating that at least one of a temperature of a component of the machine exceeding a certain threshold, at least a portion of the machine being in a powered down state, or a combination thereof;
a fluid maintenance system operatively associated with the control module, wherein the fluid maintenance system comprises a processor configured for:
accessing machine data associated with the machine;
accessing a fluid service operation schedule including at least one fluid maintenance operation associated with the machine data; and
directing the control module to transmit the at least one second signal; and
at least one fluid control circuit configured for receiving the at least one second signal from the control module, wherein the at least one second signal comprises at least one command instruction for initiating a post-lubrication fluid operation in accordance with the fluid service operation schedule, wherein the at least one second signal received by the fluid control circuit further comprises at least one command instruction for causing at least a portion of a prelubrication fluid system to perform the post-lubrication fluid operation, and wherein the post-lubrication fluid operation comprises operating a pump of the machine to perform a circulating fluid operation or a recycling fluid operation for the machine, wherein the circulating fluid operation or the recycling fluid operation is performed until the component of the machine is at a predetermined temperature level or a predetermined time period has expired.

US Pat. No. 10,190,579

RECIPROCATING COMPRESSOR

HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEM...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,577

HOISTABLE INDUCTION AND COOLING UNIT FOR WIND TURBINE MAINTENANCE

General Electric Company,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,575

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,572

ROTATABLE BLADE APPARATUS WITH INDIVIDUALLY ADJUSTABLE BLADES

Energyield LLC, Carlsbad...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,571

RING INSERT FOR A WIND TURBINE ROTOR BLADE

General Electric Company,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,568

WAVE ENERGY CONVERTER

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,565

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

GE RENEWABLE TECHNOLOGIES...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,560

CAMERA BASED VEHICLE START-STOP FEATURE

MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC., ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,559

HYBRID VEHICLE ENGINE STARTER CONTROL SYSTEMS AND METHODS

GM Global Technology Oper...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,557

FUEL INJECTOR MOUNTING DEVICE AND FUEL RAIL

DENSO International Ameri...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,556

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LUBRICATING A CRYOGENIC PUMP

Caterpillar Inc., Deerfi...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,555

ELECTROMAGNETIC VALVE

Hitachi Automotive System...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,550

CONDENSATE DISPERSION ASSEMBLY

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,548

HEAT SHIELDING STRUCTURE FOR INTAKE SYSTEM FOR ENGINE OF MOTORCYCLE

KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIK...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,545

FUEL-SAVING DEVICE

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,544

SUPERCHARGER WITH EXHAUST GAS RECIRCULATION

Ford Global Technologies,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,542

CANISTER CLOSE VALVE DEVICE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A canister close valve device configured to open or close a passage mounted between a canister, for collecting evaporation gas evaporated from a fuel tank and an atmosphere, the canister close valve device comprising:a plunger configured to selectively move up or down through magnetization with a core inside a valve housing when a solenoid is activated;
a rod configured to perform a rectilinear reciprocating movement toward or away from the passage according to upward and downward movement of the plunger; and
a diaphragm valve body inserted into the plunger and connected to the valve housing, the diaphragm valve body being configured to be deformed by the upward and downward movement of the plunger and to generate a force for impeding the upward and downward movement of the plunger utilizing a pressure difference generated between the plunger and the valve housing.

US Pat. No. 10,190,541

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ENGINE WATER INJECTION

Ford Global Technologies,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,540

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

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,539

INLET FLOW RESTRICTOR

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,538

THRUST REVERSER DEVICE

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,537

ENGINE AND BAND CLAMP

MRA Systems, Inc., Balti...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,536

TURBINE EXHAUST CASE MIXER OF GAS TURBINE WITH VARIABLE THICKNESS

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,535

HYPEREUTECTIC ALUMINUM-SILICON-BASED ALLOY HAVING SUPERIOR ELASTICITY AND WEAR RESISTANCE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. An aluminum alloy comprising:an amount of 14 to 21% by weight of silicon (Si);
an amount of about 1 to 5% by weight of nickel (Ni);
an amount of about 4 to 5% by weight of titanium (Ti);
an amount of about 0.7 to 1% by weight of boron (B); and
aluminum (Al) constituting remaining balance of the aluminum alloy,
all the % by weight based on the total weight of the aluminum alloy.