US Pat. No. 10,364,244

CRYSTAL FORM OF PYRROLOQUINOLINE QUINONE SODIUM SALT AND PREPARATION METHOD AND USE THEREOF

ZHEJIANG HISUN PHARMACEUT...

1. A crystal form III of pyrroloquinoline quinone disodium salt, wherein Cu target is used, and the X-ray powder diffraction pattern of the crystal form III has characteristic peaks at the following 2? diffraction angles: 7.4±0.2°, 8.6±0.2°, 14.0±0.2°, 14.6±0.2°, 19.9±0.2°, 21.4±0.2°, 26.0±0.2°, 27.3±0.2° and 28.5±0.2°.

US Pat. No. 10,364,243

2-(HET)ARYL-SUBSTITUTED FUSED BICYCLIC HETEROCYCLE DERIVATIVES AS PESTICIDES

BAYER CROPSCIENCE AKTIENG...


US Pat. No. 10,364,241

SUBSTITUTED PIPERIDINE COMPOUNDS

EPIZYME, INC., Cambridge...

1. A compound having Formula I:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or hydrate thereof,
wherein:
B is:

X is selected from the group consisting of —S(?O)2—, S(?O)2N(R7)—, —S(?O)2C(R8)(H)—, —C(?O)—, —C(?O)N(R7)—, —C(?O)O—, —C(?O)C(R8)(H)—, and —S(?O)2N(R7)C(?O)N(R11)—; or X is absent;
wherein the sulfur atom of —S(?O)2N(R7)—, —S(O)2C(R8)(H)—, or —S(?O)2N(R7)C(?O)N(R11)— is attached to the nitrogen atom of B, the carbon atom of —C(?O)N(R7)— or —C(?O)O— is attached to the nitrogen atom of B, and the carbonyl carbon atom of —C(?O)C(R8)(H)— is attached the nitrogen atom of B;
Z is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, optionally substituted C1-6 alkyl, fluoroalkyl, (amino)alkyl, (alkylamino)alkyl, (dialkylamino)alkyl, (cycloalkylamino)alkyl, (heterocyclo)alkyl, (amino)(hydroxy)alkyl, (amino)(aryl)alkyl, (hydroxy)(aryl)alkyl, (aralkylamino)alkyl, [(cycloalkyl)alkylamino]alkyl, [(heterocyclo)alkylamino]alkyl, alkoxyalkyl, optionally substituted C6-14 aryl, optionally substituted 4- to 14-membered heterocyclo, optionally substituted 5- to 14-membered heteroaryl, optionally substituted C3-12 cycloalkyl, aralkyl, and heteroaralkyl;
R1 is selected from the group consisting of ethyl, n-propyl, isopropyl, isobutyl, and cyclopropyl;
R2a, R2b, R3a, R3b, R4a, R4b, R5a, and R5b are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halo, C1-6 alkyl, C3-12 cycloalkyl, haloalkyl, hydroxyalkyl, optionally substituted C6-14 aryl, aralkyl, and alkoxycarbonyl; or
R2a and R2b taken together with the carbon atom to which they are attached form a C3-6 cycloalkyl; and R3a, R3b, R4a, R4b, R5a, and R5b are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halo, and C1-4 alkyl; or
R3a and R3b taken together with the carbon atom to which they are attached form a C3-6 cycloalkyl; and R2a, R2b, R4a, R4b, R5a, and R5b are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halo, and C1-4 alkyl; or
R4a and R4b taken together with the carbon atom to which they are attached form a C3-6 cycloalkyl; and R2a, R2b, R3a, R3b, R5a, and R5b are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halo, and C1-4 alkyl; or
R5a and R5b taken together with the carbon atom to which they are attached form a C3-6 cycloalkyl; and R2a, R2b, R3a, R3b, R4a, and R4b are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halo, and C1-4 alkyl; or
R2a and R5a taken together form a C1-4 bridge; and R2b, R3a, R3b, R4a, R4b, and R5b are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halo, and C1-4 alkyl; or
R3a and R4a taken together form a C1-4 bridge; and R2a, R2b, R3b, R4a, R5a, and R5b are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halo, and C1-4 alkyl; or
R2a and R4a taken together form a C1-4 bridge; and R2b, R3a, R3b, R4b, R5a, and R5b are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halo, and C1-4 alkyl; or
R3a and R5a taken form a C1-4 bridge; and R2a, R2b, R3b, R4a, R4b, and R5b are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halo, and C1-4 alkyl;
R6 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and C1-4 alkyl;
R7 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and C1-4 alkyl;
R8 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-4 alkyl, amino, alkylamino, dialkylamino, cycloalkylamino, (amino)alkyl, (alkylamino)alkyl, (dialkylamino)alkyl, hydroxyalkyl, and —N(R9)C(?O)R10;
R9 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and C1-4 alkyl;
R10 is selected from the group consisting of (amino)alkyl, (alkylamino)alkyl, (dialkylamino)alkyl; and
R11 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and C1-4 alkyl;
with the proviso that said compound having Formula I is not:
5-cyclopropyl-N-(piperidin-4-yl)isoxazole-3-carboxamide;
N-(8-azabicyclo[3.2.1]octan-3-yl)-5-cyclopropylisoxazole-3-carboxamide;
N-(1-(2-amino-2-oxoethyl)piperidin-4-yl)-5-cyclopropylisoxazole-3-carboxamide;
5-cyclopropyl-N-(1-(methylsulfonyl)piperidin-4-yl)isoxazole-3-carboxamide;
N-(1-benzylpiperidin-4-yl)-5-cyclopropylisoxazole-3-carboxamide;
5-cyclopropyl-N-(1-isobutyrylpiperidin-4-yl)isoxazole-3-carboxamide;
N-(1-benzoylpiperidin-4-yl)-5-cyclopropylisoxazole-3-carboxamide;
ethyl 4-(5-cyclopropylisoxazole-3-carboxamido)piperidine-1-carboxylate;
5-cyclopropyl-N-(1-(furan-3-carbonyl)piperidin-4-yl)isoxazole-3-carboxamide;
5-cyclopropyl-N-(1-((4-methoxyphenyl)sulfonyl)piperidin-4-yl)isoxazole-3-carboxamide;
5-cyclopropyl-N-(1-tosylpiperidin-4-yl)isoxazole-3-carboxamide;
5-cyclopropyl-N-(1-(2,6-dimethylpyrimidin-4-yl)piperidin-4-yl)isoxazole-3-carboxamide;
N-(1-((4-acetamidophenyl)sulfonyl)piperidin-4-yl)-5-cyclopropylisoxazole-3-carboxamide;
5-cyclopropyl-N-(1-(4-isopropyl-5-(pyridin-4-yl)pyrimidin-2-yl)piperidin-4-yl)isoxazole-3-carboxamide;
N-(1-(7,8-dihydro-5H-pyrano[4,3-d]pyrimidin-2-yl)piperidin-4-yl)-5-ethylisoxazole-3-carboxamide; or
5-ethyl-N-(1-(4-isopropyl-5-(pyridin-4-yl)pyrimidin-2-yl)piperidin-4-yl)isoxazole-3-carboxamide.

US Pat. No. 10,364,240

ARYL SULFONAMIDES

ChemoCentryx. Inc., Moun...

1. A compound of the formula (I), or a salt thereof:
where
X represents from 1 to 4 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, —CN, —NO2, —OH, —OR1, —C(O)R1, —CO2R1, —O(CO)R1, —C(O)NR1R2, —OC(O)NR1R2, —SR1, —SOR1, —SO2R1, —SO2NR1R2, —NR1R2, —NR1C(O)R2, —NR1C(O)2R2, —NR1SO2R2, —NRi(CO)NR2R3, unsubstituted C1-8 alkyl, unsubstituted C2-8 alkenyl, unsubstituted C2-8 alkynyl;
R1, R2 and R3 are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, unsubstituted C1-6 haloalkyl, unsubstituted C1-6 alkyl, unsubstituted C2-6 alkenyl, unsubstituted C2-6 alkynyl; or
two of R1, R2 and R3 together with the atom(s) to which they are attached, may form an unsubstituted 5-, 6- or 7-membered ring;
Y represents from 1 to 3 substituents, each independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, —CN, —NO2, —OH, —OR4, —C(O)R4, —CO2R4, —SR4, —SOR4, —SO2R4, and unsubstituted C1-4 alkyl;
R4 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, unsubstituted C1-6 haloalkyl, unsubstituted C1-6 alkyl, unsubstituted C2-6 alkenyl, and unsubstituted C2-6 alkynyl;
L is —C(O)—, —S—, —SO— or —S(O)2—; and
Z is an unsubstituted or substituted heteroaryl selected from pyrazolyl, imidazolyl, thiazolyl, and triazolyl.

US Pat. No. 10,364,239

FERROPORTIN INHIBITORS

Vifor (International) AG,...

1. A compound according to formula (A-II):
wherein
R4 indicates 1, 2 or 3 optional substituents, which may independently be selected from the group consisting of
halogen,
cyano,
optionally substituted alkyl,
optionally substituted alkoxy, and
a carboxyl group;
X1 is C, N, S or O;
X2 is C or N;
X3 is C, N, S or O; and
X4 is C, N, or S
with the proviso that 1 to 3 heteroatoms X are present,
and wherein X1, X3 and X4, when having the meaning of C or N, may carry a further substituent;
R1 is selected from the group consisting of
hydrogen and
optionally substituted alkyl;
Cycl is selected from the group consisting of
substituted aryl and
substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl;
Q is
hydrogen or
C1-C4-alkyl, which may form a fused 5- or 6-membered ring with Cycl;
n is 0 or an integer of 1 to 8;
and
(a1) A1 is
unsubstituted linear or branched C1-C4-alkanediyl;
(a2) A2 is
linear or branched C1-C4-alkanediyl, which may be substituted with 1 or 2 substituents selected from halogen, hydroxy, an oxo group and an amino group or
a direct bond;
and
(a3) R3 is
hydrogen, or
optionally substituted alkyl;
or
(b1) A1 and R3 together with the nitrogen atom to which they are bonded form an optionally substituted 4- to 6-membered mono- or bicyclic ring;
or
(b2) R3 and A2 together with the nitrogen atom to which they are bonded form an optionally substituted 4- to 7-membered ring;
or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,364,238

N-((HET) ARYLMETHYL)-HETEROARYL-CARBOXAMIDES COMPOUNDS AS PLASMA KALLIKREIN INHIBITORS

Kalvista Pharmaceuticals ...

1. A compound that is:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or solvate thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,364,237

TETRAHYDROQUINOLINE SULFONAMIDE AND RELATED COMPOUNDS FOR USE AS AGONISTS OF ROR? AND THE TREATMENT OF DISEASE

Lycera Corporation, Ann ...

1. A method of promoting the activity of ROR?, comprising exposing a ROR? to an effective amount of a compound of Formula I or IV, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, to promote the activity of said ROR?; wherein Formula I is represented by:
wherein:
A is phenylene or 5-6 membered heteroarylene;
R1 represents independently for each occurrence halogen, C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, or C3-6 cycloalkyl;
R2A is C1-6 alkyl substituted with 1 or 2 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of —CO2R4, —N(R4)C(O)(C1-6 alkyl), —CN, halogen, hydroxyl, C1-6 alkoxy, C1-6 haloalkoxy, and —N(R4)(R5);
R2B is C1-6 alkyl, C1-3 haloalkyl, or fluoro;
R3 represents independently for each occurrence C1-6 haloalkyl, halogen, C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 alkoxy, or —O—(C1-6 alkylene)-OH;
R4 and R5 each represent independently for each occurrence hydrogen, C1-6 alkyl, or C3-6 cycloalkyl; or an occurrence of R4 and R5 attached to the same nitrogen atom are taken together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached to form a 3-8 membered heterocyclic ring;
R9 represents independently for each occurrence C1-6 alkyl, C3-6 cycloalkyl, —(C1-6 alkylene)-(C3-6 cycloalkyl), C1-6 haloalkyl, or C1-6 hydroxyalkyl;
X is one of the following:
—(C2-6 alkenylene)-phenyl, —(C2-6 alkenylene)-heteroaryl, —(C2-6 alkenylene)-(partially unsaturated 8-10 membered bicyclic ring containing 0-3 heteroatoms), or —(C3-6 cycloalkylene)-phenyl, each of which is optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-6 haloalkyl, C1-6 alkyl, C3-6 cycloalkyl, C1-6 alkoxy, C1-6 haloalkoxy, —S—(C1-6 alkyl), hydroxyl, cyano, —C(O)R9, and —SO2R9; or
—(C2-6 alkenylene)-(C1-6 alkyl), —(C2-6 alkenylene)-(C3-6 cycloalkyl), or

 each of which is optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-6 haloalkyl, C1-6 alkyl, C3-6 cycloalkyl, C1-6 alkoxy, C1-6 haloalkoxy, —S—(C1-6 alkyl), hydroxyl, cyano, —C(O)R9, and —SO2R9, wherein A* is a 5-8 membered, partially saturated carbocyclic or heterocyclic ring;
Y is —O—;
m and p each represent independently for each occurrence 0, 1, or 2; and
n is 1, 2, or 3; and
Formula IV is represented by:

wherein:
A is phenylene or 5-6 membered heteroarylene;
R1 represents independently for each occurrence halogen, C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, or C3-6 cycloalkyl;
R2A is C1-6 alkyl substituted with 1 or 2 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of —CO2R4, —C(O)N(R4)(R5), —N(R4)C(O)R8, —CN, halogen, hydroxyl, C1-6 alkoxy, C1-6 haloalkoxy, and —N(R4)(R5); or
R2B is C1-6 alkyl, C1-3 haloalkyl, or fluoro;
R3 represents independently for each occurrence C1-6 haloalkyl, halogen, hydroxyl, C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 alkoxy, or —O—(C1-6 hydroxyalkyl);
R4 and R5 each represent independently for each occurrence hydrogen, C1-6 alkyl, or C3-6 cycloalkyl; or an occurrence of R4 and R5 attached to the same nitrogen atom are taken together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached to form a 3-8 membered heterocyclic ring;
R8 represents independently for each occurrence C1-6 alkyl, C3-6 cycloalkyl, —(C1-6 alkylene)-(C3-6 cycloalkyl), or aryl, each of which is optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, hydroxyl, or —CO2R4; or R8 is —CO2R4;
R9 represents independently for each occurrence C1-6 alkyl, C3-6 cycloalkyl, —(C1-6 alkylene)-(C3-6 cycloalkyl), C1-6 haloalkyl, or C1-6hydroxyalkyl;
X is C4-7 cycloalkenyl optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-6 haloalkyl, C1-6 alkyl, C3-6 cycloalkyl, C1-6 alkoxy, C1-6haloalkoxy, —S—(C1-6 alkyl), hydroxyl, cyano, —C(O)R9, and —SO2R9;
Y is —O—;
m and p each represent independently for each occurrence 0, 1, or 2; and
n is 1, 2, or 3.

US Pat. No. 10,364,236

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES

Azevan Pharmaceuticals, I...

1. A unit dose comprising about 80 mg to about 700 mg total of one or more compounds of the formulae
or a salt thereof, wherein
A and A? are each independently selected from —CO2H, or an ester or amide derivative thereof;
n is an integer selected from 0 to about 3;
R1 is hydrogen or C1-C6 alkyl;
R2 is hydrogen, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, alkoxy, alkylthio, halo, haloalkyl, cyano, formyl, alkylcarbonyl, or a substituent selected from the group consisting of —CO2R8, —CONR8R8?, and —NR8(COR9); where R8 and R8? are each independently selected from hydrogen, alkyl, cycloalkyl, optionally substituted aryl, or optionally substituted arylalkyl; or R8 and R8? are taken together with the attached nitrogen atom to form an heterocycle; and where R9 is selected from hydrogen, alkyl, cycloalkyl, alkoxyalkyl, optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted arylalkyl, optionally substituted heteroaryl, optionally substituted heteroarylalkyl, and R8R8?N—(C1-C4 alkyl);
R3 is an amino, amido, acylamido, or ureido group, which is optionally substituted; or R3 is a nitrogen-containing heterocyclyl group attached at a nitrogen atom; and
R4 is alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, cycloalkyl, cycloalkenyl, alkylcarbonyl, optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted arylalkyl, optionally substituted arylhaloalkyl, optionally substituted arylalkoxyalkyl, optionally substituted arylalkenyl, optionally substituted arylhaloalkenyl, or optionally substituted arylalkynyl; or

or a salt thereof, wherein
Q is oxygen; or Q is sulfur or disulfide, or an oxidized derivative thereof;
n is an integer from 1 to 3; and
R5? is selected from hydrogen, alkyl, cycloalkyl, alkoxyalkyl, optionally substituted arylalkyl, optionally substituted heterocyclyl or optionally substituted heterocyclylalkyl, and optionally substituted aminoalkyl,
where the unit dose is adapted for treating Huntington's Disease in a human, where the one or more compounds are selective for the V1a receptor compared to the V1b receptor by a factor of about 10 or greater.

US Pat. No. 10,364,235

INSECTICIDAL COMPOUNDS

Synenta Crop Protection L...

1. A compound of formula (I)
where
A1, A2, A3 and A4 are independently of each other C—H, C—R5 or nitrogen;
wherein no more than one of A1, A2, A3 and A4 is nitrogen, and
wherein no more than two of A1, A2, A3 and A4 is C—R5;
G is oxygen or sulfur;
R1 is hydrogen, C1-C8alkyl, C1-C8alkoxy-, C1-C8alkylcarbonyl- or C1-C8alkoxycarbonyl-;
R2 is a group of formula (II)

where
L is a single bond or C1-C6 alkylene; and
Y1, Y2 and Y3 are independently of another CR8R9, C?O, C?N—OR10, N—R10, S, SO, SO2, S?N—R10 or SO?N—R10, provided that at least one of Y1, Y2 or Y3 is not CR8R9, C?O or C?N—OR10;
R3 is C1-C8haloalkyl;
R4 is aryl or aryl substituted by one to five R7, or heteroaryl or heteroaryl substituted by one to five R7;
each R5 is independently halogen, cyano, nitro, C1-C8alkyl, C1-C8haloalkyl, C1-C8alkenyl, C1-C8haloalkenyl, C1-C8alkynyl, C1-C8haloalkynyl, C3-C10cycloalkyl, C1-C8alkoxy-, C1-C8haloalkoxy-, C1-C8alkylthio-, C1-C8haloalkylthio-, C1-C8alkylsulfinyl-, C1-C8haloalkylsulfinyl-, C1-C8alkylsulfonyl- or C1-C8haloalkylsulfonyl-, or
two R5 on adjacent carbon atoms together form a —CH?CH—CH?CH— bridge;
R6 is hydrogen or C1-C8alkyl;
each R7 is independently halogen, cyano, nitro, C1-C8alkyl, C1-C8haloalkyl, C2-C8alkenyl, C2-C8haloalkenyl, C2-C8alkynyl, C2-C8haloalkynyl, hydroxy, C1-C8alkoxy-, C1-C8haloalkoxy-, mercapto, C1-C8alkylthio-, C1-C8haloalkylthio-, C1-C8alkylsulfinyl-, C1-C8haloalkylsulfinyl-, C1-C8alkylsulfonyl-, C1-C8haloalkylsulfonyl-, C1-C8alkylcarbonyl-, C1-C8alkoxycarbonyl-, aryl or aryl substituted by one to five R11, or heterocyclyl or heterocyclyl substituted by one to five R11;
each R8 and R9 is independently hydrogen, halogen, C1-C8alkyl or C1-C8haloalkyl;
each R10 is independently hydrogen, cyano, C1-C8alkyl, C1-C8haloalkyl, C1-C8alkylcarbonyl-, C1-C8haloalkylcarbonyl-, C1-C8alkoxycarbonyl-, C1-C8haloalkoxycarbonyl-, C1-C8alkylsulfonyl-, C1-C8haloalkylsulfonyl-, aryl-C1-C4alkylene- or aryl-C1-C4alkylene- where the aryl moiety is substituted by one to three R12, or heteroaryl-C1-C4alkylene- or heteroaryl-C1-C4alkylene- where the heteroaryl moiety is substituted by one to three R12;
each R11 and R12 is independently halogen, cyano, nitro, C1-C8alkyl, C1-C8haloalkyl, C1-C8alkoxy-, C1-C8haloalkoxy- or C1-C8alkoxycarbonyl-;
or a salt or N-oxide thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,364,234

PYRIDINECARBOXAMIDE DERIVATIVES, PREPARATION METHOD THEREOF AND PHARMACEUTICAL USES THEREOF

Jiangsu Hengrui Medicine ...

1. A compound of formula (II),
or a tautomer, mesomer, racemate, enantiomer, diastereomer, or mixture thereof, or pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,
wherein
R1 is alkyl, wherein the alkyl is optionally further substituted by one or more groups selected from the group consisting of halogen, hydroxyl, alkoxy, cycloalkyl, aryl, and carboxyl;
R2 is hydrogen;
R4 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, alkyl, halogen, cyano, nitro, alkoxy, cycloalkyl, and aryl;
and
n is 2.

US Pat. No. 10,364,233

PIPERIDINE DERIVATIVE AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

vTv Therapeutics LLC, Hi...

1. A compound, wherein the compound is a compound of Formula (I)
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,364,232

ANTIBACTERIAL COMPOUNDS

Janssen Sciences Ireland ...

1. A compound of formula (I)
wherein
R1 is CH;
L1 is —CH2—;
X1 is phenylene;
Xa is —CH—
q1, q2, q3 and q4 are each —CH2—;
Xb is a nitrogen atom;
L2 is S(O)2—C1-6alkyl optionally substituted by one or more fluoro atoms;
Ring A and Ring B is:

wherein SUB is halo, C1-3 alkyl or OC1-3 alkyl,
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,364,230

CHROMENE-2 DERIVATIVES AND USE THEREOF IN THE TREATMENT OF FIBROSIS

ALTAY THERAPEUTICS, INC.,...

1. A compound having the following formula:
wherein
each R1 and R2 are independently selected from the group consisting of —H, methyl, ethyl, propyl, hydroxymethyl, hydroxyethyl, and hydroxypropyl; and
X is a counter anion selected from the group consisting of perchlorate, hexafluorophosphate, and tetrafluoroborate.

US Pat. No. 10,364,229

CRYSTALLINE SUBSTITUTED 5-FLUORO-1H-PYRAZOLOPYRIDINES AND PROCESS FOR PREPARING

ADVERIO PHARMA GMBH, Sch...

1. A crystalline substance compound of the formula (I) in the form of the di-dimethyl sulphoxide solvate,wherein the x-ray diffractogram of the compound exhibits peak maxima of the 2 theta angle at 12.0, 16.6, 17.8, 18.8, 20.3, and 21.7.

US Pat. No. 10,364,228

AZEPANE DERIVATIVES AND METHODS OF TREATING HEPATITIS B INFECTIONS

NOVIRA THERAPEUTICS, INC....

1. A compound of Formula Ia:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,
wherein
a line denotes a double bond;
X is C or N;
each Y and Z are independently selected from N and C;
L1 is —C(O)NR1—, —SO2NR1—, —C(O)—, —C(O)O—, or C1-4 alkyl;
A is C1-6 alkyl, -(L2)q-OR3, C3-10 cycloalkyl, C3-10 heterocycloalkyl, heteroaryl, —C1-4 alkylene-(C3-10 cycloalkyl), —C1-4 alkylene-(C3-10 heterocycloalkyl), —C1-4 alkylene-(aryl), or —C1-4 alkylene-(heteroaryl), wherein A is optionally substituted with one or more occurrences of Rx;
Rx is independently, at each occurrence, halo, —CN, —NO2, —C1-6 haloalkyl, —C1-6 dihaloalkyl, —C1-6 trihaloalkyl, -(L2)q-C(?O)R2, -(L2)qCO2R3, or -(L2)q-C(?O)N(R3)2;
Ry is independently, at each occurrence, C1-6 alkyl, halo, —CN, —NO2, -(L2)q-OR3, -(L2)q-SR2, -(L2)q-S(?O)R2, -(L2)q-S(?O)2R2, -(L2)q-NHS(?O)2R2, -(L2)q-C(?O)R2, -(L2)q-OC(?O)R2, -(L2)qCO2R3, -(L2)q-OCO2R3, -(L2)q-N(R3)2, -(L2)q-C(?O)N(R3)2, -(L2)q-OC(?O)N(R3)2, -(L2)q-NHC(?O)NH(R3), -(L2)q-NHC(?O)R2, -(L2)q-NHC(?O)OR2, -(L2)q-C(OH)(R3)2, -(L2)qC(NH2)(R3)2, —C1-6 haloalkyl, —C1-6 dihaloalkyl, —C1-6 trihaloalkyl, —C3-7 cycloalkyl, —C3-10 heterocycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, —C1-4 alkylene-(C3-7 cycloalkyl), —C1-4 alkylene-(C3-10 heterocycloalkyl), —C1-4 alkylene-(aryl), or —C1-4 alkylene-(heteroaryl);
or two Ry groups on adjacent carbon atoms are taken together to form a fused ring; or
two Ry groups on non-adjacent carbon atoms are taken together to form a bridge of a bridged bicyclic group;
Rz is independently, at each occurrence, C1-6 alkyl, halo, —CN, —NO2, -(L2)q-OR3, -(L2)q-SR2, -(L2)q-S(?O)R2, -(L2)q-S(?O)2R2, -(L2)q-NHS(?O)2R2, -(L2)q-C(?O)R2, -(L2)q- OC(?O)R2, -(L2)qCO2R3, -(L2)q-OCO2R3, -(L2)q-N(R3)2, -(L2)q-C(?O)N(R3)2, -(L2)q-OC(?O)N(R3)2, -(L2)q-NHC(?O)NH(R3), -(L2)q-NHC(?O)R2, -(L2)q-NHC(?O)OR2, -(L2)q-C(OH)(R3)2, -(L2)qC(NH2)(R3)2, —C1-6 haloalkyl, —C1-6 dihaloalkyl, —C1-6 trihaloalkyl, C3-7 cycloalkyl, C3-10 heterocycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, —C1-4 alkylene-(C3-7 cycloalkyl), —C1-4 alkylene-(C3-10 heterocycloalkyl), —C1-4 alkylene-(aryl), or —C1-4 alkylene-(heteroaryl);
L2 is independently, at each occurrence, a bivalent radical selected from —(C1-3 alkylene), —(C3-7 cycloalkylene)-, —(C1-3 alkylene)q-O—(C1-3 alkylene)q-, or —(C1-3 alkylene)q-NH—(C1-3 alkylene)q-;
R1 is H or C1-6-alkyl;
R2 is C1-6 alkyl, —C1-6 haloalkyl, —C1-6 dihaloalkyl, —C1-6 trihaloalkyl, C3-10 cycloalkyl, C3-10 heterocycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, —C1-4 alkylene-(C3-10 cycloalkyl), —C1-4 alkylene-(C3-10 heterocycloalkyl), —C1-4 alkylene-(aryl), or —C1-4 alkylene-(heteroaryl);
each R3 is independently, at each occurrence, H, C1-6 alkyl, —C1-6 haloalkyl, —C1-6 dihaloalkyl, —C1-6 trihaloalkyl, C3-10 cycloalkyl, C3-10 heterocycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, —C1-4 alkylene-(C3-10 cycloalkyl), —C1-4 alkylene-(C3-10 heterocycloalkyl), —C1-4 alkylene-(aryl), or —C1-4 alkylene-(heteroaryl);
n is 0, 1, 2, or 3;
p is 1, 2, or 3; and
q is 0 or 1.

US Pat. No. 10,364,227

THERAPEUTIC COMPOUNDS

ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ...

1. A compound of formula I:
wherein:
R1 is (C6-C26)alkyl, (C6-C26)alkenyl, (C6-C26)alkynyl, —O(C6-C26)alkyl, —O(C6-C26)alkenyl or —O(C6-C26)alkynyl, wherein any (C6-C26)alkyl, (C6-C26)alkenyl, (C6-C26)alkynyl, —O(C6-C26)alkyl, —O(C6-C26)alkenyl or —O(C6-C26)alkynyl of R1 is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from halogen, CN, NO2, —ORa1, —N(Rb1)2, —CO2Ra1 and —CON(Rb1)2;
R2a and R2b are each independently hydrogen, (C1-C6)alkyl, (C2-C6)alkenyl or (C2-C6)alkynyl, wherein any (C1-C6)alkyl, (C2-C6)alkenyl or (C2-C6)alkynyl of R2a and R2b is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from halogen, CN, NO2, —ORa2, —N(Rb2)2, —CO2Ra2 and —CON(Rb2)2; or R2a and R2b together with the nitrogen to which they are attached form a 3-7 membered heterocyclyl, wherein the heterocyclyl is optionally substituted with one more groups independently selected from halogen, (C1-C6)alkyl, (C2-C6)alkenyl, (C2-C6)alkynyl, CN, NO2, —ORa2, —N(Rb2)2, —CO2Ra2 and —CON(Rb2)2;
R3 is a carbocyclyl or -Ocarbocyclyl, wherein any carbocyclyl or -Ocarbocyclyl of R3 is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from halogen, CN, NO2, —ORa3, —N(Rb3)2, —CO2Ra3 and —CON(Rb3)2;
each Ra1 is independently hydrogen, (C1-C6)alkyl, (C2-C6)alkenyl, (C2-C6)alkynyl or (C3-C7)carbocyclyl, wherein any (C1-C6)alkyl, (C2-C6)alkenyl, (C2-C6)alkynyl or (C3-C7)carbocyclyl of Ra1 is optionally substituted with one more halogen;
each Rb1 is independently hydrogen, (C1-C6)alkyl, (C2-C6)alkenyl, (C2-C6)alkynyl or (C3-C7)carbocyclyl, wherein any (C1-C6)alkyl, (C2-C6)alkenyl, (C2-C6)alkynyl or (C3-C7)carbocyclyl of Rb1 is optionally substituted with one more halogen, or two Rb1 groups together with the nitrogen to which they are attached form a 3-7 membered hetereocyclyl optionally substituted with one or more halogen;
each Ra2 is independently hydrogen, (C1-C6)alkyl, (C2-C6)alkenyl, (C2-C6)alkynyl or (C3-C7)carbocyclyl, wherein any (C1-C6)alkyl, (C2-C6)alkenyl, (C2-C6)alkynyl or (C3-C7)carbocyclyl of Ra2 is optionally substituted with one more halogen;
each Rb2 is independently hydrogen, (C1-C6)alkyl, (C2-C6)alkenyl, (C2-C6)alkynyl or (C3-C7)carbocyclyl, wherein any (C1-C6)alkyl, (C2-C6)alkenyl, (C2-C6)alkynyl or (C3-C7)carbocyclyl of Rb2 is optionally substituted with one more halogen, or two Rb2 groups together with the nitrogen to which they are attached form a 3-7 membered hetereocyclyl optionally substituted with one or more halogen;
each Ra3 is independently hydrogen, (C1-C6)alkyl, (C2-C6)alkenyl, (C2-C6)alkynyl or (C3-C7)carbocyclyl, wherein any (C1-C6)alkyl, (C2-C6)alkenyl, (C2-C6)alkynyl or (C3-C7)carbocyclyl of Ra3 is optionally substituted with one more halogen;
each Rb3 is independently hydrogen, (C1-C6)alkyl, (C2-C6)alkenyl, (C2-C6)alkynyl or (C3-C7)carbocyclyl, wherein any (C1-C6)alkyl, (C2-C6)alkenyl, (C2-C6)alkynyl or (C3-C7)carbocyclyl of Rb3 is optionally substituted with one more halogen, or two Rb3 groups together with the nitrogen to which they are attached form a 3-7 membered hetereocyclyl optionally substituted with one or more halogen; and
one or more carbons of formula I is optionally deuterated;
or a salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,364,226

PYRIDAZINONE COMPOUNDS AND USES THEREOF

ALIOS BIOPHARMA, INC., S...

1. A compound of Formula (I), or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof:
wherein:
G1 is selected from the group consisting of
and R5;G2 is hydrogen, halogen, —CN, an optionally substituted C1-6 alkyl, an optionally substituted aryl, an optionally substituted heteroaryl, —CH2OH, —CH(Y1)(OH) or —C(O)Y1;
G3 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, —C(O)Y2, —C(O)O—Y2, —(CH2)—OC(O)Y2, —(CH2)—OC(O)OY2, —(CHCH3)—OC(O)Y2 and —(CHCH3)—OC(O)OY2;
Y1 and Y2 are independently an optionally substituted C1-6 alkyl or an optionally substituted aryl;
R1 is selected from the group consisting of OR6, NH2, an optionally substituted alkyl, an optionally substituted aryl, an optionally substituted mono-substituted amine, an optionally substituted di-substituted amine, an optionally substituted heterocyclyl, an optionally substituted N-sulfonamido and an optionally substituted alkoxyamine,
or R1 is R10;
R2 is hydrogen, C1-6 alkyl, an optionally substituted C3-6 cycloalkyl, an optionally substituted aryl, an optionally substituted aryl(C1-6 alkyl) or an optionally substituted C-amido;
R3 is hydrogen or C1-6 alkyl;
or R2 and R3 are taken together with the carbon to which they are attached to form an optionally substituted C3-6 cycloalkyl or an optionally substituted 5 to 6 membered heterocyclyl,
or R2 and R3 are taken together to form ?O;
R4 is selected from the group consisting of an optionally substituted aryl, an optionally substituted cycloalkyl, an optionally substituted cycloalkenyl, an optionally substituted heteroaryl and an optionally substituted heterocyclyl;
or R4 is A1RA4RB4, wherein A1 is CH or N; and RA4 and RB4 are each independently an optionally substituted phenyl;
R5 is selected from the group consisting of an optionally substituted aryl, an optionally substituted cycloalkyl, an optionally substituted cycloalkenyl, an optionally substituted heteroaryl and an optionally substituted heterocyclyl;
R6 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-6 alkyl, —C(O)R7 and —C(O)NR8R9;
R7 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, cycloalkyl, cycloalkenyl, cycloalkynyl, aryl, heteroaryl, heterocyclyl, aryl(C1-6 alkyl), heteroaryl(C1-6 alkyl) and heterocyclyl(C1-6 alkyl); and
R8 and R9 are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, cycloalkyl, cycloalkenyl, cycloalkynyl, aryl, heteroaryl, heterocyclyl, aryl(C1-6 alkyl), heteroaryl(C1-6 alkyl) and heterocyclyl(C1-6 alkyl);
or R8 and R9 are taken together with the nitrogen to which they are attached to form an optionally substituted heterocyclyl;
wherein when R1 is R10, then the compound of Formula (I) has the structure of Formula (Ih) or (Ij),

wherein the ring containing R10, L1, and R4 is an 11- to 20-membered ring, and the ring containing R10, L1, and R5 is an 11- to 20-membered ring;
R10 is optionally substituted —CH2—, optionally substituted —CH?CH—, O (oxygen), S (sulfur) or NR11;
R11 is hydrogen or C1-6 alkyl;
L1 is -L2- or -L3-L4-L5-;
L2 is selected from the group consisting of an optionally substituted alkylene, an optionally substituted alkenylene, an optionally substituted heteroalkylene and an optionally substituted heteroalkenylene,
L3 is an optionally substituted C1-6 alkylene,
L4 is an optionally substituted cycloalkyl, an optionally substituted aryl, an optionally substituted heteroaryl, an optionally substituted heterocyclyl, O (oxygen), S (sulfur) or NR11; and
L5 is an optionally substituted C1.6 alkylene or an optionally substituted heteroalkylene, and
Z1 and Z2 are independently 0, 1, 2, 3 or 4.

US Pat. No. 10,364,225

PROCESS FOR PREPARING BOSCALID

JIANGSU ROTAM CHEMISTRY C...

1. A process for preparing the polymorph I of the anhydrate of 2-Chloro-N-(4?-chlorobiphenyl-2-yl)-nicotinamide (boscalid) of the formula I:the process comprising the steps of:a) dissolving the polymorph II of the anhydrate of boscalid in a first solvent in an amount and at conditions allowing dissolution of the polymorph II of the anhydrate of boscalid;
b) combining the resulting solution with water;
c) isolating the solid from the solvent mixture; and
d) drying the solid to obtain the polymorph I of the anhydrate of boscalid.

US Pat. No. 10,364,224

ARYL ISONITRILES AS A NEW CLASS OF ANTIMICROBIAL COMPOUNDS

Purdue Research Foundatio...

1. A method for inhibiting MRSA comprising contacting MRSA with an isonitrile compound having the structure
wherein R is a hydrogen, an alkyl, a cycloalkyl, a heteroalkyl, or an aryl group;
n is an integer from 0 to 4;
X is hydrogen, a C1 to C3 alkyl group, a halogen, alkyloxy, trihalomethyl, or a nitro group;
W, Y and Z are each —CH—; andpharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,364,222

CYCLIC AMINE DERIVATIVE AND MEDICAL USE THEREOF

Toray Industries, Inc., ...

1. A cyclic amine derivative represented by formula (I):
wherein
R1 represents an alkyloxy group having 1 to 3 carbon atoms, any 1 to 3 hydrogen atoms of which are optionally substituted with a halogen atom(s);
R2 represents a halogen atom;
R3 represents a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, or a hydroxy group;
R4 represents a hydrogen atom or a halogen atom;
X represents —C(?O)—(CH2)n—R5 or —S(?O)2—R6;
n is an integer of 0 to 5;
R5 represents a hydrogen atom, —OR7, —SR7, —S(?O)2—R7, —C(?O)—OR7, —N(R7)R8, an alkyl group having 1 to 3 carbon atoms, any 1 to 3 hydrogen atoms of which are optionally substituted with a halogen atom(s), or a heteroaryl group, any hydrogen atom(s) of which is/are optionally substituted with an alkyl group(s) having 1 to 3 carbon atoms;
R6 represents an alkyl group having 1 to 5 carbon atoms;
R7 represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group having 1 to 3 carbon atoms, any 1 to 3 hydrogen atoms of which are optionally substituted with a halogen atom(s); and
R8 represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 3 carbon atoms, an acyl group having 2 to 4 carbon atoms, or an alkylsulfonyl group having 1 to 3 carbon atoms,
or a pharmacologically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,364,221

MONOMER, ORGANIC LAYER COMPOSITION, ORGANIC LAYER, AND METHOD OF FORMING PATTERNS

SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., Y...

1. An organic layer composition, comprising:a monomer represented by one of Chemical Formulae 1-1, 1-2, and 1-4; and
a solvent,

wherein, in Chemical Formula 1-1,
Ax and Ay are each independently a substituted or unsubstituted cyclic group of one of the following compounds:

Za and Zb are each independently NRa, in which Ra is hydrogen, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C10 alkyl group, or a combination thereof,
Rx and Ry are each independently hydrogen, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C30 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6 to C30 aryl group, or a combination thereof, and
X0 is a hydroxy group,

wherein, in Chemical Formulae 1-2 and 1-4,
Ax and Ay are each independently a substituted or unsubstituted cyclic group of one of the following compounds:

Za and Zb are each independently NRa, O, or S, in which Ra is hydrogen, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C10 alkyl group, or a combination thereof,
Rx and Ry are each independently hydrogen, a substituted or unsubstituted C6 to C30 aryl group, a hydroxy group, a halogen atom, or a combination thereof, and
X0 is a hydroxy group.

US Pat. No. 10,364,219

METHOD FOR PREPARING AZETIDINONE COMPOUND AND INTERMEDIATE OF AZETIDINONE COMPOUND

Zhejiang Hisun Pharmaceut...

1. A method for preparing the compound represented by formula (I),
comprising the following steps:
(a) reacting the compound of formula V with a hydroxyl protectant to obtain the compound of formula VI:

wherein R2 is an alcoholic hydroxyl protecting group;
(b) converting the carboxylic acid of formula VI into mixed anhydride or acyl halide, then reacting with (S)-4-phenyl-2-oxazolidone of formula VII which is used as a chiral auxiliary to obtain a derivative of oxazolidone of formula VIII:

wherein the carboxylic acid of formular VI is reacted with an acylating agent to produce mixed anhydride; or the carboxylic acid of formula VI is reacted with phosphorus trihalide, phosphorus pentahalide, dichlorosulfane (SOCl2), oxalyl chloride((COCl)2) or phosgene (COCl2) to produce acyl halide; X is chlorine or bromine;
or the above step (a) and step (b) can be carried out in one step, the compound of formula VIII can be prepared from the compound of formula V through a one-pot method with the following specific steps:
(ab) reacting the compound of formula V with a hydroxyl protecting agent to obtain the compound of formula VI, further converting the carboxylic acid of formula VI into mixed anhydride or acyl halide without separation and purification, then reacting with (S)-4-phenyl-2-oxazolidone of formula VII which is used as a chiral auxiliary to obtain a derivative of oxazolidone of formula VIII:

wherein R2 is an alcoholic hydroxyl protecting group; and
wherein the carboxylic acid of formula VI is reacted with an acylating agent to produce mixed anhydride; or the carboxylic acid of formula VI is reacted with phosphorus trihalide, phosphorus pentahalide, dichlorosulfane (SOCl2), oxalyl chloride((COCl)2) or phosgene (COCl2) to produce acyl halide; X is chlorine or bromine;
(c) under the presence of Lewis acids (titanium tetrachloride (TiCl4) and tetraisopropyl titanate) and tertiary amine, reacting the oxazolidone derivative of formula VIII with an imine of formula IX to obtain an addition product of formula XI:

wherein R2 and R3 are all hydroxyl protecting groups, which can be the same or different;
(d) cyclizing the addition product of formula XI with N,O-bis(trimethylsilyl)acetamide (BSA) and tetrabutylammonium fluoride (TBAF) to obtain the ?-lactams of formula XII, XIII and XIV:

and
(e) obtaining the compound of formula (I) via the deprotection of the mixture of the compounds of formula XII, XIII and XIV obtained in step (d):

US Pat. No. 10,364,217

CHEMICAL COMPOUNDS

ResMan AS, Ranheim (NO)

1. A compound of the following formula:R1R2R3—(—O—CHR4CH2—)n—R5—[(—CH2—CHR6O)m—R7R8R9]p,
wherein:
R5 is selected from the group consisting of:

R4 and R6 are H or —CH3 to give PEG or PPG chains;
n and m are integers between 2 and 12 in which n is the same or different from m;
p is an integer between 1 and 3 depending on R5;
R3 and R7 are alkylic or alkenylic or aromatic hydrocarbon moieties with 2-40 carbon coupled to the PEG units or the PPG units by an ester or ether bond;
R2 and R8 are H;
R1 and R9 are sulfonic or phosphonic acid groups;or salts, hydrates and solvates thereof; ora compound selected from the group consisting of:1,2-bis(2-(2-(2-(benzyloxy)ethoxy)ethoxy)ethoxy)benzene,1,2-bis((1-phenyl-2,5,8,11-tetraoxatridecan-13-yl)oxy)benzene,1,2-bis((1-phenyl-2,5,8,11,14-pentaoxahexadecan-16-yl)oxy)benzene,1,2-bis((1-phenyl-2,5,8,11,14,17-hexaoxanonadecan-19-yl)oxy)benzene,1,2-bis((1-phenyl-2,5,8,11,14,17,20,23-octaoxapentacosan-25-yl)oxy)benzene,1,2-bis(2-(2-((4-methylbenzyl)oxy)ethoxy)ethoxy)benzene,1,2-bis(2-(2-(2-((4-methylbenzyl)oxy)ethoxy)ethoxy)ethoxy)benzene,1,2-bis((1-(p-tolyl)-2,5,8,11-tetraoxatridecan-13-yl)oxy)benzene,1,2-bis((1-(p-tolyl)-2,5,8,11,14-pentaoxahexadecan-16-yl)oxy)benzene,1,2-bis((1-(p-tolyl)-2,5,8,11,14,17-hexaoxanonadecan-19-yl)oxy)benzene,1,2-bis((1-(4-(tert-butyl)phenyl)-2,5,8,11-tetraoxatridecan-13-yl)oxy)benzene,1,2-bis((1-(4-(tert-butyl)phenyl)-2,5,8,11,14,17,20,23-octaoxapentacosan-25-yl)oxy)benzene,1,2-bis(2-(2-(naphthalen-2-ylmethoxy)ethoxy)ethoxy)benzene,1,2-bis((1-naphthalen-2-yl)-2,5,8,11,14,17-hexaoxanonadecan-19-yl)oxy)benzene,1,3-bis((1-phenyl-2,5,8,11-tetraoxatridecan-13-yl)oxy)benzene,(((((((4-methyl-1,2-phenylene)bis(oxy))bis(ethane-2,1-diyl))bis(oxy))bis(ethane-2,1-diyl))bis(oxy))bis(methylene))dibenzene,(((((((((4-methyl-1,2-phenylene)bis(oxy))bis ethane-2,1-diyl))bis ox))bis ethane-2,1-diyl))bis(oxy))bis(ethane-2,1-diyl))bis(oxy))bis(methylene))dibenzene,13,13?-((4-methyl-1,2-phenylene)bis(oxy))bis(1-phenyl-2,5,8,11-tetraoxatridecane),16,16?-(4-methyl-1,2-phenylene)bis(oxy))bis(1-phenyl-2,5,8,11,14-pentaoxahexadecane),19,19?-(4-methyl-1,2-phenylene)bis(oxy))bis(1-phenyl-2,5,8,11,14,17-hexaoxanonadecane),25,25?-((4-methyl-1,2-phenylene)bis(oxy))bis(1-phenyl-2,5,8,11,14,17,20,23-octaoxapentacosane),4,4?-((((((4-methyl-1,2-phenylene)bis(oxy))bis ethane-2,1-diyl))bis(oxy))bis ethane-2,1-diyl))bis(oxy))bis(methylene))bis(methylbenzene),4,4?-(((((((((4-methyl-1,2-phenylene)bis(oxy))bis(ethane-2,1-diyl))bis(oxy))bis(ethane-2,1-diyl))bis(oxy))bis(ethane-2,1-diyl))bis(oxy))bis(methylene))bis(methylbenzene),13,13?-((4-methyl-1,2-phenylene)bis(oxy))bis(1-(p-tolyl)-2,5,8,11-tetraoxatridecane),16,16?-(4-methyl-1,2-phenylene)bis(oxy))bis(1-(p-tolyl)-2,5,8,11,14-pentaoxahexadecane),19,19?-((4-methyl-1,2-phenylene)bis(oxy))bis(1-(p-tolyl)-2,5,8,11,14,17-hexaoxanonadecane),4,4?-((((((4-ethyl-1,3-phenylene)bis(oxy))bis(ethane-2,1-diyl))bis(oxy))bis(ethane-2,1-diyl))bis(oxy))bis(methylene))bis(methylbenzene),13,13?-((4-ethyl-1,3-phenylene)bis(oxy))bis(1-(p-tolyl)-2,5,8,11-tetraoxatridecane),19,19?-((4-ethyl-1,3-phenylene)bis(ox))bis(1-(p-tolyl)-2,5,8,11,14,17-hexaoxanonadecane),(((((((4-(tert-butyl)-1,2-phenylene)bis(oxy))bis(ethane-2,1-diyl))bis(oxy))bis(ethane-2,1-diyl))bis(oxy))bis(methylene))dibenzene,(((((((((4-(tert-butyl)-1,2-phenylene)bis(oxy))bis(ethane-2,1-diyl))bis(oxy))bis(ethane-2,1-diyl))bis(oxy))bis(ethane-2,1-diyl))bis(oxy))bis(methylene))dibenzene,13,13?-((4-(tert-butyl)-1,2-phenylene)bis(ox))bis(1-phenyl-2,5,8,11-tetraoxatridecane),16,16?-((4-(tert-butyl)-1,2-phenylene)bis(oxy))bis(1-phenyl-2,5,8,11,14-pentaoxahexadecane),19,19?-((4-(tert-butyl)-1,2-phenylene)bis(oxy))bis(1-phenyl-2,5,8,11,14,17-hexaoxanonadecane),25,25?-((4-(tert-butyl)-1,2-phenylene)bis(ox))bis(1-phenyl-2,5,8,11,14,17,20,23-octaoxapentacosane),4,4?-(((((((4-(tert-butyl)-1,2-phenylene)bis(oxy))bis(ethane-2,1-diyl))bis(oxy))bis(ethane-2,1-diyl))bis(oxy))bis(methylene))bis(methylbenzene),4,4?-((((((((4-(tert-butyl)-1,2-phenylene)bis(oxy))bis(ethane-2,1-diyl))bis(oxy))bis(ethane-2,1-diyl))bis(oxy))bis(ethane-2,1-diyl))bis(oxy))bis(methylene))bis(methylbenzene),13,13?-((4-(tert-butyl)-1,2-phenylene)bis(oxy))bis(1-(p-tolyl)-2,5,8,11-tetraoxatridecane),16,16?-((4-(tert-butyl)-1,2-phenylene)bis(oxy))bis(1-(p-tolyl)-2,5,8,11,14-pentaoxahexadecane),19,19?-((4-(tert-butyl)-1,2-phenylene)bis(ox))bis(1-(p-tolyl)-2,5,8,11,14,17-hexaoxanonadecane),25,25?-((4-(tert-butyl)-1,2-phenylene)bis(oxy))bis(1-(4-(tert-butyl)phenyl)-2,5,8,11,14,17,20,23-octaoxapentacosane),19,19?-((4-(tert-butyl)-1,2-phenylene)bis(ox))bis(1-(naphthalen-2-yl)-2,5,8,11,14,17-hexaoxanonadecane),(((((((3,5-di-tert-butyl-1,2-phenylene)bis(oxy))bis(ethane-2,1-diyl))bis(oxy))bis(ethane-2,1-diyl))bis(oxy))bis(methylene))dibenzene,13,13?-((3,5-di-tert-butyl-1,2-phenylene)bis ox))bis(1-phenyl-2,5,8,11-tetraoxatridecane),19,19?-((3,5-di-tert-butyl-1,2-phenylene)bis ox))bis(1-phenyl-2,5,8,11,14,17-hexaoxanonadecane),25,25?-((3,5-di-tert-butyl-1,2-phenylene)bis(ox))bis(1-phenyl-2,5,8,11,14,17,20,23-octaoxapentacosane),13,13?-((3,5-di-tert-butyl-1,2-phenylene)bis(oxy))bis(1-(4-(tert-butyl)phenyl)-2,5,8,11-tetraoxatridecane),25,25?-((3,5-di-tert-butyl-1,2-phenylene)bis(oxy))bis(14-(tert-butyl)phenyl)-2,5,8,11,14,17,20,23-octaoxapentacosane),1,2-bis(15-phenyl-2,5,8,11,14-pentaoxapentadecyl)benzene,1,2-bis 27-phenyl-2,5,8,11,14,17,20,23,26-nonaoxaheptacosyl)benzene,1,2-bis 15-(4-(tert-butyl)phenyl)-2,5,8,11,14-pentaoxapentadecyl)benzene,4,4?-(((((((4-chloro-1,3-phenylene)bis(oxy))bis(ethane-2,1-diyl))bis(oxy))bis(ethane-2,1-diyl))bis(oxy))bis(methylene))bis(methylbenzene),13,13?-(4-cloro-1,3-phenylene)bis ox))bis(1-(p-tolyl)-2,5,8,11-tetraoxatridecane),1,5-bis((1-phenyl-2,5,8,11-tetraoxatridecan-13-yl)oxy)naphthalene,2,3-bis(2-(2-(benzyloxy)ethoxy)ethoxy)naphthalene,2,3-bis(2-(2-(2-(benzyloxy)ethoxy)ethoxy)ethoxy)naphthalene,2,3-bis((1-phenyl-2,5,8,11-tetraoxatridecan-13-yl)oxy)naphthalene,2,3-bis((1-phenyl-2,5,8,11,14-pentaoxahexadecan-16-yl)oxy)naphthalene,2,3-bis((1-phenyl-2,5,8,11,14,17-hexaoxanonadecan-19-yl)oxy)naphthalene,2,3-bis((1-phenyl-2,5,8,11,14,17,20,23-octaoxapentacosan-25-yl)oxy)naphthalene,2,3-bis(2-(2-((4-methylbenzyl)oxy)ethoxy)ethoxy)naphthalene,2,3-bis(2-(2-(2-((4-methylbenzyl)oxy)ethoxy)ethoxy)ethoxy)naphthalene,2,3-bis((1-(p-tolyl)-2,5,8,11-tetraoxatridecan-13-yl)oxy)naphthalene,2,3-bis((1-(p-tolyl)-2,5,8,11,14-pentaoxahexadecan-16-yl)oxy)naphthalene,2,3-bis(1-(p-tolyl)-2,5,8,11,14,17-hexaoxanonadecan-19-yl)oxy)naphthalene,13,13?-(propane-2,2-diylbis 4,1-phenylene))bis ox))bis(1-(p-tolyl)-2,5,8,11-tetraoxatridecane),19,19?-((propane-2,2-diylbis(4,1-phenylene))bis(oxy))bis(1-(p-tolyl)-2,5,8,11,14,17-hexaoxanonadecane),1,33-bis 4-tert-butyl)phenyl)-15,19-dimethyl-2,5,8,11,14,17,20,23,26,29,32-undecaoxatritriacontane,1,56-diphenyl-2,5,8,11,14,17,20,23,26,31,34,37,40,43,46,49,52,55-octadecaoxahexapentacontane,bis(1-phenyl-2,5,8,11-tetraoxatridecan-13-yl) succinate,bis(1-(4-(tert-butyl)phenyl)-2,5,8,11-tetraoxatridecan-13-yl) succinate,bis(1-(4-(tert-butyl)phenyl)-2,5,8,11,14,17,20,23-octaoxapentacosan-25-yl) succinate,bis(1-phenyl-2,5,8,11-tetraoxatridecan-13-yl) glutarate,bis(1-phenyl-2,5,8,11,14,17,20,23-octaoxapentacosan-25-yl) glutarate,bis(1-(4-(tert-butyl)phenyl)-2,5,8,11-tetraoxatridecan-13-yl) glutarate,bis(1-phenyl-2,5,8,11-tetraoxatridecan-13-yl) adipate,1,3,5-tris((1-(4-tert-butyl)phenyl)-2,5,8,11-tetraoxatridecan-13-yl)oxy)benzene,1,3,5-tris(1,5-phenyl-2,5,8,11,14-pentaoxapentadecyl)benzene,1,3,5-tris(27-phenyl-2,5,8,11,14,17,20,23,26-nonaoxaheptacosyl)benzene,tris(1-phenyl-2,5,8,11-tetraoxatridecan-13-yl) benzene-1,3,5-tricarboxylate,25,25?-((4-ethyl-1,3-phenylene)bis(ox))bis(1-phenyl-2,5,8,11,14,17,20,23-octaoxapentacosane),1,2-bis((1-(naphthalen-2-yl)-2,5,8,11-tetraoxatridecan-13-yl)oxy)benzene,2,2?-(((((((4-(tert-butyl)-1,2-phenylene)bis(oxy))bis(ethane-2,1-diyl))bis(oxy))bis(ethane-2,1-diyl))bis(oxy))bis(methylene))dinaphthalene, and13,13?-((4-(tert-butyl)-1,2-phenylene)bis(ox))bis(1-(naphthalen-2-yl)-2,5,8,11-tetraoxatridecane).

US Pat. No. 10,364,216

ALKENYL SULFATE ESTER OR SALT THEREOF

Kao Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A composition comprising an octenyl sulfate ester of Formula (1),
wherein the wavy line is either a cis- or trans-configuration, or a salt thereof,and an additional sweetener other than the octenyl sulfate ester of Formula (1) or salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,364,213

METHOD FOR PRODUCING ?-HYDROXYISOBUTYRIC ACID AMIDE AND REACTOR

MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL C...

1. A reaction apparatus for producing ?-hydroxyisobutyric acid amide by hydration of acetone cyanohydrin in the presence of a catalyst composed mainly of manganese oxide, the reaction apparatus comprising:a first reaction region comprising a region (I) and a region (II);
a second reaction region connected in series to the first reaction region;
a third reaction region connected in series to the second reaction region;
a piping configured to supply a reaction raw material liquid containing the acetone cyanohydrin dividedly to the first reaction region and at least the second reaction region;
a piping configured to cyclically supply a portion of a reaction liquid withdrawn from the region (II) of the first reaction region back to the region (I) of the first reaction region, and a portion of a reaction liquid withdrawn from the region (II) of the first reaction region back to the region (II) of the first reaction region;
a piping configured to supply an oxidizing agent to at least one of the first reaction region, the second reaction region, and the third reaction region; and
an outlet;
wherein the third reaction region:
is closer to the outlet than the first and second reaction regions, and
is configured to treat the reaction liquid by single pass flow without recirculation.

US Pat. No. 10,364,212

PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION OF ENCLOMIPHENE CITRATE HAVING NEEDLE SHAPED CRYSTAL HABIT

1. A process for the preparation of Enclomiphene citrate of formula (I):
having needle shaped crystal habit,
comprising crystallizing of Enclomiphene citrate of formula (I) with a mixture of a C2-C5 alkyl alcohol and water, wherein the amount of water is between 10% and 40% v/v.

US Pat. No. 10,364,211

METHODS AND INTERMEDIATES FOR SYNTHESIZING SK1-I

Enzo Biochem, Inc., New ...

1. A method for synthesizing the compoundcomprising the reaction steps of:
(vii) reacting
with DIBAL in the presence of Rochelle salt, thereby obtaining

US Pat. No. 10,364,210

DIAMINE COMPOUNDS, DINITRO COMPOUNDS AND OTHER COMPOUNDS, AND METHODS OF PRODUCING THEREOF AND USES RELATED THEREOF

MICROMIDAS, INC., West S...

1. A composition, comprising:a compound of formula (Q):

wherein Y is halo.

US Pat. No. 10,364,209

METHODS FOR PREPARING OILS CONTAINING AT LEAST 2% ALKYL-BRANCHING ON THE HYDROCARBON CHAIN

The United States of Amer...

1. A method for preparing triglyceride oils containing at least 2% branching on the hydrocarbon chain, said method comprising subjecting in a pressurized container (a) a feedstock containing unsaturated fatty acids attached to a glycerol backbone having 6 to 25 carbon atoms, or mixtures thereof, (b) modified zeolite, and (c) water or alcohol in the presence of an inert atmosphere to produce triglycerides containing at least 2% branching; wherein said modified zeolite has been calcined at about 760° C. to about 840° C. for about 20 to about 28 hours, then placed in about 1N HCl at about 50° C. to about 60° C. for about 20 to about 28 hours and washed with water until the pH is neutral.

US Pat. No. 10,364,206

METHOD FOR PRODUCING 2-HALOGENATED BENZOIC ACIDS

SUMITOMO SEIKA CHEMICALS ...

1. A method for producing 2-halogenated benzoic acids comprising: reacting benzoic acids represented by Formula (1)in Formula (1), R1 and R4 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, and R2 represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having the carbon number of 1 to 18, or an alkoxy group having the carbon number of 1 to 18, and R3 represents an alkoxy group having the carbon number of 1 to 18 with a halogenating agent in the presence of an alkaline compound at a reaction temperature of 0 to 5° C.

US Pat. No. 10,364,202

METHANOL SYNTHESIS FROM SYNTHESIS GASES WITH HYDROGEN DEFICIENCY

1. A process for producing methanol from a synthesis gas comprising hydrogen and carbon oxides, the process comprising the following steps:(a) providing a synthesis gas make-up gas stream comprising hydrogen and carbon oxides, wherein the synthesis gas make-up gas stream contains a hydrogen deficit with respect to the stoichiometry specified for methanol synthesis;
(b) combining the synthesis gas make-up gas stream from step (a) with a trimming gas stream containing hydrogen to obtain a synthesis gas make-up gas stream enriched in hydrogen;
(c) combining the synthesis gas make-up gas stream enriched in hydrogen with a synthesis gas cycle gas stream obtained in step (g) to obtain a synthesis gas feed gas stream;
(d) introducing the synthesis gas feed gas stream into at least one methanol synthesis reactor and at least in part catalytically converting the carbon oxides contained in the synthesis gas feed gas stream to methanol by using hydrogen under methanol synthesis conditions;
(e) discharging a product gas stream containing methanol vapor and non-converted synthesis gas constituents from the at least one methanol synthesis reactor;
(f) at least partly separating the methanol from the product gas stream by cooling and condensation;
(g) fractionating the product gas stream after separation of the methanol into the synthesis gas cycle gas stream and a purge gas stream loaded with methanol residues, and recirculating the synthesis gas cycle gas stream to step (c);
(h) introducing the purge gas stream loaded with methanol residues into a washing device, contacting the purge gas stream loaded with methanol residues in the washing device with a washing agent, and discharging a purge gas stream depleted of methanol and a washing agent loaded with methanol from the washing device;
(i) introducing the purge gas stream depleted of methanol into a hydrogen separation device which comprises a membrane separation stage and a pressure swing adsorption stage, wherein at least one gas stream enriched in hydrogen and at least one gas stream depleted of hydrogen is obtained; and
(j) recirculating at least one gas stream enriched in hydrogen as the trimming gas stream containing hydrogen to step (b).

US Pat. No. 10,364,201

PROCESS FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF FLUORINATED OLEFINS

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL I...

1. A method for producing at least one fluorinated alkane comprising:a. providing a starting material stream comprising at least one alkene according to Formula (I)
(CXnY3?n)(CR1aR2b)zCX?CHmX2?m  (I)
and at least one alkane according to Formula (II)
(CXnY3?n)(CR1aR2b)zCHXCHm+1X2?m  (II)
wherein:
each X is independently Cl, F, I or Br, provided that at least two Xs are F;
each Y is independently H, Cl, F, I or Br;
each R1 is independently H, Cl, F, I, Br or unsubstituted or halogen substituted methyl or ethyl radical;
each R2 is independently H, Cl, F, I, Br or unsubstituted or halogen substituted methyl or ethyl radical;
n is 1, 2 or 3;
a and b are each 0, 1 or 2, provided that a+b=2;
m is 0, 1 or 2; and
z is 0, 1, 2 or 3,
b. hydrogenating the starting material stream in a liquid phase reaction in a first reactor to produce an intermediate material stream by contacting said starting material stream with a reducing agent such that at least a portion of the fluorinated alkene of Formula I is converted to the fluorinated alkane of Formula II, wherein the selectivity of the conversion to said fluorinated alkane of Formula II is at least about 80 wt %;
c. separating a portion of the intermediate product stream into at least a first intermediate product stream comprising the fluorinated alkene of Formula I and the fluorinated alkane of Formula II and a second intermediate product stream comprising the fluorinated alkene of Formula I and the fluorinated alkane of Formula II;
d. adding the fluorinated alkene to the first intermediate product stream and recycling the first intermediate product stream to step b; and
e. hydrogenating the second intermediate product stream in a second reactor to produce a final product stream.

US Pat. No. 10,364,200

PROCESSES AND SYSTEMS FOR THE CONVERSION OF ACYCLIC HYDROCARBONS

ExxonMobil Chemical Paten...

1. A process for converting acyclic C5 hydrocarbons to cyclic C5 alkenes in a reactor system, wherein the process comprises:contacting an acyclic C5 feedstock and optionally H2 with a catalyst material comprising a Group 10 metal on any one or more of ZSM-5, zeolite L, and/or silica in at least one reaction zone under reaction conditions to convert at least a portion of the acyclic C5 feedstock to a first effluent comprising cyclic C5 alkenes, wherein the feedstock enters the at least one reaction zone at a temperature of about 300° C. to about 700° C.; and
providing a co-feed comprising H2, C1-C4 alkanes and/or C1-C4 alkenes at a temperature of about 600° C. to about 1100° C. to heat the at least one reaction zone, wherein the feedstock and the co-feed are provided to the at least one reaction zone at different locations via different inlets, and wherein the feedstock is heated to a lower temperature than the co-feed.

US Pat. No. 10,364,199

PROPANE PRODUCTION METHOD AND PROPANE PRODUCTION APPARATUS

SUMITOMO SEIKA CHEMICALS ...

1. A propane production method, comprising:a hydrogenation reaction step of hydrogenation-reacting crude propylene having a propylene purity of 95 mol % or more and comprising less than 1.0 vol·ppm isobutene, less than 1.0 vol·ppm normal butene, and less than 1.0 vol·ppm pentane, and hydrogen in a presence of a catalyst under conditions comprising a pressure of 0.0 MPaG to 1.0 MPaG and a temperature of 50° C. to 200° C. to obtain gaseous crude propane containing impurities; and
an impurity removal step of removing the impurities contained in the gaseous crude propane obtained in the hydrogenation reaction step to obtain a purified propane,
wherein the impurities include hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, water, methane, ethane, and propylene,
wherein the impurity removal step includes
an adsorptive removal stage of adsorbing and removing water, ethane and propylene contained as impurities in the gaseous crude propane by adsorption treatment in which the gaseous crude propane is brought into contact with an adsorbent, and
a separation removal stage of separating and removing hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen and methane contained as impurities in the crude propane after the adsorption treatment by partial condensation or distillation of crude propane after the adsorption treatment in the adsorptive removal stage, and
wherein the adsorption treatment in the adsorptive removal stage is performed under conditions comprising a pressure of 0.1 to 0.3 MPaG.

US Pat. No. 10,364,197

HEAT TREATED CERAMIC SUBSTRATE HAVING CERAMIC COATING

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

1. A ceramic article comprising:a ceramic substrate comprising Al2O3;
a ceramic coating on the ceramic substrate, wherein the ceramic coating is a non-sintered ceramic coating that has a different composition than the ceramic substrate, the ceramic coating comprising a compound of Y4Al2O9 and a solid-solution of Y2O3—ZrO2; and
a transition layer between the ceramic substrate and the ceramic coating, the transition layer comprising first elements from the ceramic coating that have reacted with second elements from the ceramic substrate, wherein the transition layer comprises Y3Al5O12 (YAG), and wherein the transition layer has a thickness of about 0.1 microns to about 5 microns.

US Pat. No. 10,364,195

BRAZE FOR CERAMIC AND CERAMIC MATRIX COMPOSITE COMPONENTS

Rolls-Royce Corporation, ...

1. A method comprising:positioning a first part comprising a ceramic or ceramic matrix composite (CMC) and a second part comprising a ceramic or a CMC adjacent to each other to define a joint region between adjacent portions of the first part and the second part;
delivering a solid braze material in the joint region, wherein the solid braze material comprises at least a filler material, an organic binder comprising a preceramic polymer, and a metal or alloy, and wherein the solid braze material comprises at least one of a wire, ribbon, thread, rod, or strand; and
locally heating, using at least one of a laser or a plasma arc source, the solid braze material, wherein a constituent of the filler material reacts with a constituent of the molten metal or alloy to join the first part and the second part.

US Pat. No. 10,364,194

COMPOSITE MATERIAL AND METHOD FOR PREPARING THE SAME

CENTRAL SOUTH UNIVERSITY,...

1. A method, comprising:1) preparing and thermally treating a carbon fiber preform, and depositing pyrolytic carbon on the carbon fiber preform in a chemical vapor infiltration furnace, to yield a porous carbon-carbon composite material;
2) placing the carbon-carbon composite material deposited with the pyrolytic carbon on a zirconium-titanium powder mixture, and performing a reactive melt infiltration, to yield a carbon-carbon composite material modified by non-stoichiometric zirconium titanium carbide; and
(3) placing the carbon-carbon composite material modified by non-stoichiometric zirconium titanium carbide in a powder mixture comprising carbon, boron carbide (B4C), silicon carbide (SiC), silicon, and an infiltration enhancer, and performing an embedding method, to form a ceramic-modified carbon-carbon composite material.

US Pat. No. 10,364,193

METHOD FOR SYNTHESIZING HIGH-PURITY ULTRAFINE ZRC—SIC COMPOSITE POWDER

SHANDONG ULTRAMING FINE C...

1. A method for synthesizing high-purity ultrafine ZrC—SiC composite powder comprising steps of:(1) mixing zirconium source and silicon source material and the carbon source, adding deionized water and dispersing agent and mix grinding to obtain aqueous slurries; wherein the zirconium source and silicon source material is zirconium silicate only or zirconium silicate with one or both of zirconium oxide or silica sol, and the carbon source material is sucrose or glucose;
(2) adding a gel material of the acrylamide monomer and N,N?-methylene diacrylamide cross-linking agent into the aqueous slurries obtained in the step (1); mix grinding to obtain gelation aqueous slurries;
(3) gel solidifying the aqueous slurries in situ;
(4) dewatering drying in an oven and performing pre-carbonizing treatment, then sending into a carbon-pipe heating furnace to perform a carbothermal reduction synthesis reaction to obtain a microcrystalline structure ZrC—SiC composite powder;
(5) grinding for dispersing and disintegrating treatment, drying to obtain the high-purity ultrafine ZrC—SiC composite powder.

US Pat. No. 10,364,191

METHODS OF FORMING ARTICLES INCLUDING SILICON CARBIDE BY SPARK PLASMA SINTERING

Battelle Energy Alliance,...

1. A method of forming an article including silicon carbide by spark plasma sintering, the method comprising:providing a powder comprising silicon carbide into a die;
pulsing a direct current through the powder in the die at a current density less than about 0.1 A/mm2 to heat the powder to a peak temperature of at least about 1,950° C. and form a sintered silicon carbide structure;
exposing the sintered silicon carbide structure to a current density of between about 0.02 A/mm2 and about 0.08 A/mm2 while exposing the sintered silicon carbide structure to the peak temperature; and
cooling the sintered silicon carbide structure.

US Pat. No. 10,364,190

METHOD OF PRODUCING A COMPONENT OF A COMPOSITE OF DIAMOND AND A BINDER

SANDVIK INTELLECTUAL PROP...

1. A method of producing a component of a composite of diamond having a diamond content of ?25 vol % and a binder, wherein a Hot Isostatic gas Pressure process (HIP) is used, comprising the steps of:forming a de-bound green body having a diamond content of solids of at least 50 vol %;
enclosing said de-bound green body and an infiltrant in a Zr-capsule that comprises zirconium as a main constituent and sealing the Zr-capsule; and
applying a predetermined pressure-temperature cycle on a unit formed by said de-bound green body, infiltrant and capsule in which the infiltrant infiltrates the de-bound green body and the de-bound green body is further densified such that a volume thereof is decreased, wherein the predetermined pressure-temperature cycle includes a temperature and pressure increase, with or without holding times, until a predetermined maximum temperature being between 1450 to 1600° C. and a predetermined maximum pressure being between 50 to 3000 Bar is reached.

US Pat. No. 10,364,189

METHODS FOR FORMING CERAMIC CORES

General Electric Company,...

1. A method for forming a ceramic core, the method comprising:heat-treating a sintered ceramic body comprising mullite in a non-oxidizing atmospheric condition for an effective temperature and time combination at a pressure less than 10?2 atmosphere to form a silica depletion zone at a surface of the ceramic core, wherein the sintered ceramic body further comprises alumina and free silica.

US Pat. No. 10,364,188

COMPOSITION FOR REFRACTORY MATERIAL

BOTTEGA DEL FUOCO DI DAVO...

1. A composition for a refractory material comprising a base mixture having a composition as follows (mol %):SiO2 between 69% and 73%;
Al2O3 between 22% and 28%;
TiO2 between 0.4% and 1%;
Fe2O3 between 0.2% and 1%;
CaO between 0.1% and 1%;
MgO between 0.1% and 1%;
K2O between 0.5% and 2%; and
Na2O between 0.1% and 0.5%;and comprising a filler mixture which comprises at least one of: a schamotte or a smelting agent.

US Pat. No. 10,364,186

DRY MORTAR MIXTURE WITH GRAINS OF EXPANDED GLASS

CEVES-VERGEER BV, Devent...

1. A dry mortar mixture comprising:a glass granulate comprising a glass mixture of expanded glass beads, said glass granulate having a grain size with a discontinuous grain distribution d/D 0/4, such that said glass granulate has grains of at least 0 and at most 4.0 millimeter diameter; and
stone granules comprising a dust free binding mixture of hydraulic binders and sand,
wherein:
said glass granulate is mixed in a ratio of between 1:1 and 1:3 with said stone granules, said stone granules being in a weight ratio of between 1:2 and 1:4; and
wherein for the glass mixture:
the d/D fractions 0.5/1.0 and 2.0/4.0 are present while the fractions 0.25/0.5 and 1.0/2.0 are absent, such that for the glass mixture all grain sizes between 1.0 and 2.0 mm are absent,
the grain size distribution is around an average, so that an open structure is obtained, and
a fraction relates to an undivided group of grain sizes.

US Pat. No. 10,364,185

LIGHT-WEIGHT, FIRE-RESISTANT COMPOSITION AND ASSEMBLY

1. An article of manufacture comprising a cured solid, light-weight, fire-resistant mineral-foam, which includes an inorganic cementitious matrix and at least one metal hydrate that is a super hydrate substance, in which water is present with the super hydrate substance in an amount of at least about ten moieties of water of hydration per formula unit of the super hydrate substance, which matrix is a MOP cement, a MOC cement, or a MOS cement; said mineral-foam being a solid foam in a form of a panel, a panel block, or a tile.

US Pat. No. 10,364,182

GLASSES AND GLASS CERAMICS INCLUDING A METAL OXIDE CONCENTRATION GRADIENT

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A glass-based article comprising:a first surface and a second surface opposing the first surface defining a thickness (t), wherein t is 1 mm or less; and
a concentration of a metal oxide that is both non-zero and varies along a thickness range from about 0·t to about 0.3·t, as measured by microprobe;
a stress profile, as measured by a combination of scattered light polariscope and surface stress meter, that decreases from the first surface to a value between the first surface and the second surface and increases from the value to the second surface; and
a CT region of the stress profile, wherein the CT region is defined by the equation Stress(x)=MaxCT?(((MaxCT?(n+1))/0.5n)?|(x/t)?0.5|n),
wherein MaxCT is a maximum CT value and is provided as a positive value in units of MPa, x is position along the thickness (t) in micrometers, and n is between 1.5 and 5.

US Pat. No. 10,364,180

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING ANTI-GLARE SURFACES

CORNING INCORPORATED, Co...

1. An apparatus for producing anti-glare surfaces, comprising:an etching cream dipping tank;
a sub-tank configured to contain a slurry of etching cream; and
a pumping unit fluidly coupled to the etching cream dipping tank and the sub-tank such that the pumping unit is operable to selectively (i) self-circulate the slurry of etching cream in the sub-tank to improve homogeneity of the etching cream and (ii) transfer a volume of the etching cream from the sub-tank to the etching cream dipping tank, wherein the pumping unit comprises a pump having a suction end fluidly connected to the sub-tank and a discharge end fluidly and separately connected to the etching cream dipping tank and sub-tank.

US Pat. No. 10,364,179

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING GLASS CLICHE USING LASER ETCHING AND APPARATUS FOR LASER IRRADIATION THEREFOR

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

1. An apparatus for laser irradiation, which is used for laser etching to form a pattern on a glass cliché dipped in an etching solution by irradiating laser thereto, the apparatus comprising:an irradiating laser beam produced by a movable excimer laser source that is movable in a vertical direction with respect to a cliché surface so that a distance between the movable excimer laser source and the cliché surface can be controlled such that a focus of the irradiating laser beam can be formed at the cliché surface;
a focusing lens, the position of which between the laser source and the cliché surface is controlled according to an etched depth as the etching progresses to maintain a focus of the laser beam on the cliché surface at the etched depth;
a shadow mask comprising a laser transmission pattern identical to the pattern to be formed on the glass cliché, the pattern forming a plurality of laser irradiation areas on the glass cliché when the irradiating laser beam is transmitted through the pattern of the shadow mask;
an input unit comprising an electronic circuit configured for receiving shape information of the pattern to be formed;
a calculation unit comprising an electronic circuit configured for calculating area information of a laser irradiation surface corresponding to the shape information; and
a controller configured for controlling the movable excimer laser source.

US Pat. No. 10,364,173

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TREATING OILFIELD WASTEWATER

FMC Technologies, Inc., ...

21. A method of treating wastewater with a wastewater treatment system, the method comprising:directing a flow of wastewater to said wastewater treatment system;
separating hydrocarbons and first solids particles from said flow of wastewater with first and second hydrocyclones of said wastewater treatment system;
treating a flow of a first effluent exiting one of said first and second hydrocyclones in an electrocoagulation apparatus of said wastewater treatment system so as to form agglomerated solids from waste material present in said flow of said first effluent;
removing said agglomerated solids from a flow of a second effluent exiting said electrocoagulation apparatus with a floc separator of said wastewater treatment system; and
separating second solids particles from at least a portion of a flow of a third effluent exiting said floc separator in an ultrafiltration membrane apparatus of said wastewater treatment system.

US Pat. No. 10,364,172

BIOSORPTION WASTEWATERTREATMENT SYSTEM

1. A biosorber for a wastewater treatment comprising:(a) a receiving-metering chamber to receive said wastewater through a supply pipeline for leveling, accumulation and sedimentation, wherein said supply pipeline is located on the upper side of said receiving-metering chamber;
(b) a fluidized bed of an activated sorbent to carry out processes of biosorption treatment of said wastewater;
(c) a system for saturating said wastewater with air or oxygen, said system comprising of an air compressor to receive air from an ambient source and injecting said air into said fluidized bed;
(d) a metering-dosing pump to inject a predetermined dose of said wastewater from said receiving-metering chamber to a second-chamber with a coal discharge trap that is connected to said fluidized bed bioreactor by a circulation pump;
(e) a convex activated carbon reflector containing an activated carbon mounted at the top of said fluidized bed to provide a laminar upward flow of a liquid along the walls of said fluidized bed, and to capture and recirculate sorbent leaving the fluidized bed;
(f) an automated biosorber control module to control said metering-dosing pump to displace a purified water with a wastewater, and
(g) a purified water discharge pipeline.

US Pat. No. 10,364,171

PARTIAL BED BACKWASHING FOR PACKED BED REACTOR

BL Technologies, Inc., M...

1. A reactor comprising,a media bed comprising a denitrification zone above a selenium reducing zone; and,
a fluid injection system with one or more outlets located within the media bed
wherein at least part of the denitrification zone is located above the one or more outlets that are located within the media bed.

US Pat. No. 10,364,168

WATER SYNCHRONIC ELECTRODENITRIFICATION PROCESS

1. A method for designing an electrochemical cell, suitable for reducing the initial nitrate concentration (C0) of a first aqueous solution having a nitrate concentration (C0) greater than 5 ppm and a chloride concentration from 25 ppm to 1500 ppm to yield a second aqueous solution having a final nitrate concentration (Cf) lower than 100 ppm, an ammonium concentration [NH4+]f lower than 50 ppm and a combined chlorine concentration lower than 2 ppm, wherein the final nitrate concentration (Cf) is lower than the initial nitrate concentration (C0), by selecting the volume, the cathode and the anode of said cell as well as selecting the intensity in amperes per volume unit to be applied when operating said cell, said method comprising the steps of:a) calculating the parameter Z using formula (1):

wherein the initial nitrate concentration (C0) of the first aqueous solution, the final nitrate concentration (Cf) and the final ammonium concentration ([NH4+]f) of the second aqueous solution are expressed in mmol/liter;
b) fixing the production (P) in liters/minute of the electrochemical cell, defined as the volume per minute of first aqueous solution that it is desired that the cell is capable of treating;
c) calculating the volume of the electrochemical cell (VR) in liters as from 10 to 180 times the production (P);
d) calculating the theoretical constant (Kt) of nitrate reduction to ammonium and/or nitrogen using formula (2):

wherein the initial nitrate concentration (C0), the final nitrate concentration (Cf) are expressed in mmol/liter, the volume of the electrochemical cell (VR) is expressed in liters and the production (P) is expressed in liters/minute;
e) calculating the intensity in amperes per volume unit in liters to be applied between the anode and the cathode (I/V) of the electrochemical cell using formula (3):

wherein the initial nitrate concentration (C0), the final nitrate concentration (Cf) are expressed in mmol/liter and Kt is as calculated in step d);
f) selecting a cathode having a fractal surface (R) from 1 to 10;
g) treating a sample of the first aqueous solution in a first electrochemical cell equipped with the cathode selected in step f), an anode which is a titanium-ruthenium oxide anode having 50% of inert surface and having a surface equal to the geometric surface of the cathode selected in step f) and having a cell volume (VR?) in liters equal to or less than VR, by applying a continuous electrical current having an intensity such that I/V is as obtained in step e);
h) measuring the concentration of nitrate over time during the treatment of step g) and determining the experimental reaction constant (Ke) of nitrate reduction to ammonium and/or nitrogen using said measurements;
i) either adjusting the fractal surface of the cathode by repeating steps f) to h), wherein in each repetition the fractal surface (R) of the cathode selected in step f) is varied until the selected cathode provides an experimental value for the reaction constant (Ke) of nitrate reduction to ammonium and/or nitrogen which is between 0.95·Kt and 1.05·Kt, wherein Kt is the theoretical reaction constant calculated in step d); or
selecting the cathode of step f) if the experimental value for the reaction constant (Ke) of nitrate reduction to ammonium and/or nitrogen measured in step h) is between 0.95·Kt and 1.05·Kt, wherein Kt is the theoretical reaction constant calculated in step d);
j) treating another sample of the first aqueous solution in the electrochemical cell of step g) wherein the cathode is as selected in step i) at an intensity per volume unit (UV) different from that applied in step g);
k) measuring the concentration of nitrate over time during the treatment of step j) and determining the experimental reaction constant (Ke) of nitrate reduction to ammonium and/or nitrogen using said measurements;
l) either adjusting the intensity per volume (I/V) by repeating steps j) to k), wherein in each repetition the intensity per volume (I/V) is modified, until the selected intensity per volume (I/V) provides an experimental value for the reaction constant (Ke) of nitrate reduction to ammonium and/or nitrogen which is between 0.99·Kt and 1.01·Kt, wherein Kt is the value of theoretical reaction constant calculated in step d);
or
selecting the intensity per volume (I/V) of step j) if the experimental value for the reaction constant (Ke) of nitrate reduction to ammonium and/or nitrogen measured in step h) is between 0.99·Kt and 1.01·Kt, wherein Kt is the theoretical reaction constant calculated in step d);
m) calculating the theoretical reaction constant (KNt) of ammonium oxidation to nitrogen using formula (4):
KNt=Kt/Z  (4)
wherein Z is as obtained in step a) and Kt is as obtained in step d);
n) selecting an anode having from 0% to 50% of inert surface;
o) treating another sample of the first aqueous solution in the electrochemical cell used in step g), wherein the intensity per volume unit (I/V) is as selected in step l), the cathode is as selected in step i) and the anode is as selected in step n);
p) measuring the concentration of nitrogen over time during the treatment of step o) and determining the experimental reaction constant (KNe) of ammonium oxidation to nitrogen using said measurements; and
q) either adjusting the percentage of inert surface of the anode by repeating steps n) to p), wherein in each repetition the percentage of inert surface of the anode selected in step n) is varied until the selected anode provides an experimental value for the reaction constant (KNe) of ammonium oxidation to nitrogen value which is between 0.98·KNt and 1.02·KNt, wherein KNt is the value of the theoretical reaction constant calculated in step m);
or
selecting the anode of step n) if the experimental value for the reaction constant (KNe) of ammonium oxidation to nitrogen measured in step p) is between 0.98·KNt and 1.02·KNt, wherein KNt is the theoretical reaction constant calculated in step m);
whereby the volume (VR) of the electrochemical cell is the one calculated in step c), the intensity per volume (I/V) to be applied between the anode and the cathode when operating the cell is the one adjusted or selected in step l), the cathode is chosen to have a fractal surface (R) value as adjusted or selected in step i), the anode is selected to have a percentage of inert surface as adjusted or selected in step q), and the geometric surface ratio between said anode and said cathode has the same value as the geometric surface ratio between the anode of step i) and the cathode of step n).

US Pat. No. 10,364,167

CONTINUOUS-FLOW PHOTO-REACTOR FOR THE PHOTOCATALYTIC DESTRUCTION OF WATER SOLUBLE ETHERS

Purdue Research Foundatio...

1. A method for achieving degradation of ether-containing organic contaminants, wherein the method comprises exposing an organic contaminants-containing starting material to oxygen, a catalyst comprising TiO2, and an ultraviolet (UV) light source to thereby achieve degradation of said ether to CO2, wherein the degradation is achieved with a photocatalytic system comprising an ultraviolet (UV) light source, a series of continuous flow photoreactors, an oxygen supplying device capable of providing oxygen to said photoreactors, and a catalyst comprising TiO2, and wherein the photoreactors comprise borosilicate glass tubes, wherein the method comprises introducing the ether-containing organic contaminants into the photocatalytic system; allowing the ether-containing organic contaminants to be exposed to the catalyst comprising TiO2, oxygen, and the ultraviolet (UV) light when the ether-containing organic contaminants are flowing through the photocatalytic system; and converting the ether-containing organic contaminants to CO2.

US Pat. No. 10,364,166

UV-IRRADIATION APPARATUS

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. A UV-irradiation apparatus comprising:a first irradiation unit and a second irradiation unit that irradiate treatment water with ultraviolet rays respectively having a first ultraviolet ray intensity and a second ultraviolet ray intensity;
a first measuring unit that is associated with the first irradiation unit and a second measuring unit that is associated with the second irradiation unit, the first measuring unit and the second measuring unit respectively measuring a third ultraviolet ray intensity and a fourth ultraviolet ray intensity of ultraviolet rays transmitted through the treatment water, wherein
the first measuring unit is spaced relative to a first central axis of the first irradiation unit and the second measuring unit is spaced relative to a second central axis of the second irradiation unit at a predetermined liquid phase distance that is based on
a preset allowable error of ultraviolet ray permeability of the treatment water and
a predetermined value that indicates when treatment performance to the treatment water cannot be maintained;
a detecting unit that detects deterioration of the first irradiation unit and the second irradiation unit in accordance with the third ultraviolet ray intensity and the fourth ultraviolet ray intensity respectively measured by the first measuring unit and the second measuring unit;
a calculator that calculates the ultraviolet ray permeability of the treatment water, on the basis of the first ultraviolet ray intensity and the second ultraviolet ray intensity of ultraviolet rays respectively emitted from the first irradiation unit and the second irradiation unit depending on a preset setting value and the third ultraviolet ray intensity and the fourth ultraviolet ray intensity respectively measured by the first measuring unit and the second measuring unit; and
a display that displays an ultraviolet ray monitor indication value indicative of a detection result of the deterioration of the first irradiation unit and the second irradiation unit by the detecting unit, and an ultraviolet ray permeability value, distinct from the ultraviolet ray monitor indication value, indicative of the ultraviolet ray permeability calculated by the calculator, wherein:
the predetermined liquid phase distance allows the ultraviolet ray permeability to be obtained when a displacement amount of the ultraviolet ray permeability due to deterioration associated with the first irradiation unit is equal to or less than the preset allowable error; and
the predetermined liquid phase distance allows the ultraviolet ray permeability to be obtained when the displacement amount of the ultraviolet ray permeability due to deterioration associated with the second irradiation unit is equal to or less than the preset allowable error.

US Pat. No. 10,364,165

METHOD FOR GENERATING HYDROXYL RADICAL AND REMOVING ORGANIC POLLUTANTS IN WATER BY UTILIZING AN ORGANIC MEMBRANE

HENAN POLYTECHNIC UNIVERS...

1. A method for generating hydroxyl radicals by utilizing an organic membrane, the method comprising:1) preparing a nitrocellulose sheet material, which is used as the organic membrane;
2) placing the nitrocellulose sheet material in an aqueous solution;
3) irradiating a surface of the nitrocellulose sheet material by light having a wavelength of above 280 nm with the nitrocellulose sheet material as a photocatalytic material, so that the nitrocellulose sheet material undergoes a photochemical reaction at the surface of the nitrocellulose sheet material, generating hydroxyl radicals.

US Pat. No. 10,364,164

CROSS-LINKED POLYMERIC RESIN AND METHODS FOR WASTEWATER TREATMENT

King Fahd University of P...

1. A cross-linked polymeric resin of formula (I)
or a salt, solvate, tautomer or stereoisomer derived from the cross-linked polymeric resin of formula (I);
wherein, each R1 is independently selected from —H, an alkyl, a cycloalkyl, and an optionally aryl;
each R3 is independently selected from —H, —F, —Cl, —Br, —CN, —OR3, an alkyl, a cycloalkyl, and an aryl;
each R3 is independently selected from —H, an alkyl, a cycloalkyl, and an aryl;
n is a positive whole number in the range of 2-16;
X is a positive whole number; and
A1 forms a bond to A2 of another monomer unit.

US Pat. No. 10,364,163

POROUS NANOCOMPOSITE POLYMER HYDROGELS FOR WATER TREATMENT

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYS...

1. Nanocomposite polymer hydrogel for water treatment comprising:polymer matrix material, wherein the polymer matrix material comprises one or more natural biopolymers and one or more co-polymers, wherein at least one natural biopolymer is chitosan or alginate, and wherein at least one co-polymer is poly(acrylic) acid (PAA) or polyethylenimine (PEI); and
nanoparticles uniformly dispersed throughout the polymer matrix material in an amount of about 1% to about 5% by weight of the polymer matrix material, wherein the nanoparticles are graphene oxide (GO),
wherein the nanocomposite polymer hydrogel is cross-linked, wherein the nanocomposite polymer is formed into porous hydrogel beads, porous hydrogel colloids, porous hydrogel sponges, or hydrogel coatings, and wherein the nanocomposite polymer hydrogel is capable of adsorption and removal of lead and other contaminants from water.

US Pat. No. 10,364,162

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TREATING SALT-CONTAINING GLYCERIN WASTEWATER

National Tsing Hua Univer...

1. A salt-containing glycerin wastewater treating system, comprising:a mixing tank adapted to mix salt-containing glycerin wastewater with a concentrated hydrochloric acid to obtain a mixture;
a filtering device communicating with the mixing tank and filtering the mixture to obtain an acidic filtrate and a precipitated salt;
a distillation column communicating with the filtering device and receiving the acidic filtrate from the filtering device;
a water supply device supplying water to the acidic filtrate;
a column top product storage tank that communicates with the distillation column and stores a column top product of the distillation column, wherein the column top product comprises a hydrochloric acid aqueous solution;
a return pipe that communicates between the column top product storage tank and the mixing tank; and
a hydrochloric acid gas supply device that communicates with the column top product storage tank.

US Pat. No. 10,364,161

CERAMIC MATERIAL AND RESISTIVE ELEMENT

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A resistive element comprising:an element main body; and
at least two electrodes disposed such that at least a portion of the element main body is interposed therebetween; wherein
the element main body is composed of a ceramic material having a composition represented by a formula of:
La1-x-yAEyMnO3,
in which AE is at least one of Ca and Sr;
x satisfies 0 y satisfies 0

US Pat. No. 10,364,159

PROCESS AND SYSTEMS FOR REGENERATING ALKALI PROCESS STREAMS

GRAYMONT WESTERN US INC.,...

10. A system comprising:an ore supply system;
an oxidizing agent supply system;
a pH modifier supply system configured to supply alkali metal- or alkali earth metal-containing compounds;
an oxidizer system in communication with the ore supply system, the oxidizing agent supply system, and the pH modifier supply system, the oxidizer system configured to oxidize sulfidic ore;
a first separation system in communication with the oxidizer system and configured to receive solid oxidized ore and aqueous sulfates from the oxidizer system and configured to separate the solid oxidized ore from the aqueous sulfates;
a regeneration system in communication with the first separation system and configured to receive at least a portion of the aqueous sulfates, the regeneration system in communication with a lime supply system and configured to react the aqueous sulfates with calcium hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide, or both from the lime supply system, and thereby form solid calcium sulfate and additional hydroxide;
a second separation system in communication with the regeneration system and configured to separate the solid calcium sulfate from the additional hydroxide and any residual calcium hydroxide or magnesium hydroxide from the lime supply system;
a calcium removal system in communication with the second separation system, wherein the calcium removal system is configured to receive carbonate ion-generating compounds and produce a mixed solution; and
a recycle stream configured to recycle a portion of the mixed solution to the pH modifier supply system.

US Pat. No. 10,364,157

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING HIGH GRADE HYDROMAGNESITE AND MAGNESIUM OXIDE

Karnalyte Resources Inc.,...

1. A method of preparing hydromagnesite from a source of magnesium chloride, comprising:a) preparing a first brine solution from said source of magnesium chloride, wherein said first brine solution comprises magnesium chloride and calcium chloride;
b) mixing a sulfate salt into said first brine solution capable of converting said calcium chloride into a calcium sulfate precipitate thereby forming said calcium sulfate precipitate and a second brine solution comprising magnesium chloride;
c) removing said calcium sulfate precipitate from said second brine solution; and
d) mixing said second brine solution, after step c), with sodium carbonate, while maintaining the temperature at about 20° C. to about 120° C. to form a hydromagnesite precipitate,
wherein said first brine solution contains from about 27% to about 35% by weight magnesium chloride in water,
wherein said mixing of said sulfate salt is carried out at a temperature of about 60° C. to about 90° C.

US Pat. No. 10,364,156

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING HIGH GRADE HYDROMAGNESITE AND MAGNESIUM OXIDE

Karnalyte Resources Inc.,...

1. A method of preparing hydromagnesite from a source of magnesium chloride, comprising:a) preparing a first brine solution from said source of magnesium chloride, wherein said first brine solution comprises magnesium chloride and calcium chloride;
b) mixing a sulfate salt into said first brine solution capable of converting said calcium chloride into a calcium sulfate precipitate thereby forming said calcium sulfate precipitate and a second brine solution comprising magnesium chloride;
c) removing said calcium sulfate precipitate from said second brine solution;
d) ammoniating said second brine solution, after step c), at a temperature range of about 20° C. to about 60° C. to convert magnesium chloride at least partially into magnesium hydroxide and to form ammonium chloride; and
e) carbonating said magnesium hydroxide while maintaining the reaction temperature at about 20° C. to about 120° C. to form a hydromagnesite precipitate,
f) wherein said first brine solution contains from about 25% to about 35% by weight magnesium chloride in water,
g) wherein said mixing of said sulfate salt is carried out at a temperature of about 60° C. to about 90° C.

US Pat. No. 10,364,154

SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO STRENGTHEN SAND PROPPANT

FORECASTER CHEMICALS, LLC...

1. A method of increasing the crush resistance of silica sand used as proppant to fracture hydrocarbon formations, the method including:washing silica sand having a preselected range of grain particle size in a washer to remove impurities;
exposing at least a portion of the washed silica sand to electromagnetic radiation for a period of time of at least thirty seconds, the electromagnetic radiation being generated from a local electromagnetic radiation source and having a frequency of between about 300 MHz and about 300 GHz;
adding the silica sand to a sand tumbler to be rotated, and
tumbling the silica sand in the sand tumbler for a period of at least about five minutes.

US Pat. No. 10,364,151

HYDROGEN PEROXIDE CATALYST

Airbus Defence and Space ...

1. Apparatus comprising:a decomposition chamber comprising an inlet arranged to receive high-concentration hydrogen peroxide; and
a catalyst disposed in the decomposition chamber to catalyse decomposition of the high-concentration hydrogen peroxide received through the inlet, the catalyst comprising an active layer on a carrier comprising gamma-phase alumina;
wherein the carrier further comprises aluminium and the gamma-phase alumina is disposed on the surface of the aluminium as a passivation layer.

US Pat. No. 10,364,149

HYDROGEN GENERATION SYSTEM AND FUEL CELL SYSTEM

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A hydrogen generation system comprising:a reformer which generates a hydrogen-containing gas using a raw material and reforming water;
a combustor which combusts the hydrogen-containing gas generated by the reformer and air to generate an exhaust gas;
an exhaust gas channel through which the exhaust gas is made to flow;
a cooling water channel through which cooling water is made to flow in order to cool the exhaust gas;
a condenser which causes moisture within the exhaust gas to be condensed by heat exchange between the exhaust gas and the cooling water to generate condensed water;
a water tank which accumulates, as the cooling water, the condensed water generated in the condenser;
a water supply pump which causes the cooling water accumulated inside the water tank to be supplied to the condenser;
a reforming water channel which branches at a first branching part provided between the water supply pump and the condenser in the cooling water channel, and through which a portion of the cooling water is made to flow to the reformer as the reforming water;
a heater which is provided further downstream than the first branching part in a flow direction of the cooling water in the cooling water channel, and which heats the cooling water channel;
a first temperature detector which detects a temperature of the cooling water channel heated by the heater; and
a controller,
wherein, in an activation operation mode which is an operation mode from activation to steady operation of the hydrogen generation system, the controller is programmed to cause the heater to operate, and determine whether or not inside of the reforming water channel is filled with the reforming water, based on the temperature detected by the first temperature detector after the heater has operated.

US Pat. No. 10,364,148

NANOCOMPOSITE SYSTEM FOR SOLID HYDROGEN STORAGE

Kuwait Institute for Scie...

1. A nanocomposite system for solid hydrogen storage, comprising a nanocrystalline powder mixture of magnesium hydride (MgH2) doped with a catalyst for improving hydrogenation and dehydrogenation properties of the MgH2, the catalyst including ZrNi5, Nb2O5, titanium carbide (TiC) and vanadium carbide (VC).

US Pat. No. 10,364,147

PROBE CARD FOR A MAGNETICALLY-ACTUABLE DEVICE AND TEST SYSTEM INCLUDING THE PROBE CARD

STMicroelectronics S.r.l....

1. A probe card for use in a system for testing a magnetically-actuable device, comprising:an integrated circuit board having a first through-opening at probe tips of said probe card;
a housing structure including a planar region which surrounds at least one seat protruding from the planar region and extending at least partly through the first through-opening; and
a permanent magnet arranged in each seat of the housing structure, the included permanent magnets configured to generate a test magnetic field for magnetically actuating the magnetically-actuable device during a test phase of the magnetically-actuable device.

US Pat. No. 10,364,146

WAFER-LEVEL PACKAGE WITH ENHANCED PERFORMANCE

Qorvo US, Inc., Greensbo...

1. An apparatus comprising:a first thinned die comprising a first device layer, which is formed from glass materials and comprises a plurality of first die contacts at a bottom surface of the first device layer;
a second intact die comprising a second device layer and an intact silicon substrate over the second device layer, wherein the second device layer comprises a plurality of second die contacts at a bottom surface of the second device layer;
a multilayer redistribution structure comprising a plurality of package contacts on a bottom surface of the multilayer redistribution structure and redistribution interconnects that connect the plurality of package contacts to certain ones of the plurality of first die contacts and certain ones of the plurality of second die contacts, wherein connections between the redistribution interconnects and the plurality of first die contacts, and between the redistribution interconnects and the plurality of second die contacts are solder-free;
a first mold compound residing over the multilayer redistribution structure wherein:
the first mold compound surrounds the first thinned die, and extends beyond a top surface of the first thinned die to define an opening within the first mold compound and over the first thinned die, wherein the top surface of the first thinned die is at a bottom of the opening; and
the first mold compound encapsulates the second intact die; and
a second mold compound filling the opening and in contact with the top surface of the first thinned die.

US Pat. No. 10,364,145

PROCESS FOR MANUFACTURING A MICROELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING A BLACK SURFACE, AND MICROELECTRONIC DEVICE

STMicroelectronics S.r.l....

1. A process, comprising:etching a trench into a silicon body, said trench including a sidewall surface and a bottom surface; and
roughening the sidewall surface and bottom surface of the trench to reduce surface reflectivity by performing a plurality of roughening cycles, wherein each roughening cycle includes:
depositing a polymeric layer having a non-planar surface profile over the sidewall surface and bottom surface of the trench; and
plasma etching the polymeric layer and the area of the silicon body at the sidewall surface and bottom surface of the trench in a non-unidirectional way to remove, in a non-uniform way, at least a portion of the polymeric layer and a surface portion of the area of the silicon body so as to replicate said non-planar surface profile of the polymeric layer on the sidewall surface and bottom surface of the trench.

US Pat. No. 10,364,144

HERMETICALLY SEALED PACKAGE FOR MM-WAVE MOLECULAR SPECTROSCOPY CELL

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A method of fabricating a gas cell, the method comprising:forming a cavity in a first side of a first substrate;
forming a first conductive material on at least one sidewall and a bottom of the cavity;
forming a glass layer on the first conductive material;
forming a second conductive material on a bottom side of a second substrate;
etching the second conductive material to expose the bottom side of the second substrate to form first and second spaced apertures through the second conductive material;
forming first and second conductive coupling structures on a top side of the second substrate; and
bonding a portion of the bottom side of the second substrate to a portion of the first side of the first substrate to seal the cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,364,143

INTEGRATED MICRO-ELECTROMECHANICAL DEVICE OF SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIAL HAVING A DIAPHRAGM, SUCH AS A PRESSURE SENSOR AND AN ACTUATOR

STMICROELECTRONICS S.R.L....

1. An integrated micro-electromechanical device comprising:a first body of semiconductor material having a first face and a second face opposite the first face, said first body including a buried cavity forming a diaphragm delimited between the buried cavity and the first face, with the diaphragm being monolithic with said first body;
at least one first magnetic via extending between the second face and the buried cavity of said first body;
a first magnetic region extending over the first face of said first body;
a first coil extending over the second face of said first body and being magnetically coupled to said first magnetic via; and
a second magnetic via having a toroidal shape extending in said first body and forming, together with said first magnetic via and with said first magnetic region, a magnetic circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,364,142

METHOD OF FORMING SPACE FOR USE IN ANALYSIS DEVICES

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A method of forming a space, comprising:a step of tenting, on a substrate having a recessed portion, a dry film including a dry film material that is to be a top plate on the recessed portion,
wherein the step of tenting the dry film includes a press period and a release period and performs a press-release cycle of the press period and the release period a plurality of times, a pressed state in which the dry film is pressed against the substrate by using a pressing member is maintained during the press period, and a released state in which the pressed state is released is maintained during the release period,
wherein the step of tenting the dry film includes starting the press period in a vacuum state, performing the press-release cycle in the vacuum state a plurality of times, and subsequently starting ventilation,
wherein the step of tenting the dry film includes cooling a process temperature to a temperature equal to or less than a glass-transition temperature of the dry film material while maintaining the pressed state during the press period of a final cycle of the press-release cycle performed a plurality of times, and subsequently starting the ventilation.

US Pat. No. 10,364,141

BLOCK COPOLYMER NANOSTRUCTURES FORMED BY DISTURBED SELF-ASSEMBLY AND USES THEREOF

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSI...

1. A method of making solid state block copolymer nanostructures, comprising depositing a block copolymer sol on a substrate;evaporating liquid from said block copolymer sol to form a semi-solid;
physically modifying the surface of the semi-solid; and
evaporating liquid from the semi-solid, wherein the step of evaporating liquid from the semi-solid causes spontaneous assembly of the three-dimensional co-polymeric nanostructures at or near the site of physical modification.

US Pat. No. 10,364,140

INTEGRATING DIVERSE SENSORS IN A SINGLE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

NXP USA, Inc., Austin, T...

1. A method of manufacturing a sensor system comprising:forming a first structure having a substrate layer and a first sensor, the first sensor being positioned on a first side of the substrate layer;
bonding a cap structure over the first sensor on the first side of the substrate layer;
depositing a first dielectric layer over the cap structure;
after bonding the cap structure and depositing the first dielectric layer, fabricating a second sensor on the first dielectric layer, wherein the second sensor includes components that would be damaged at a temperature that is used to bond the cap structure to the first side of the substrate layer.

US Pat. No. 10,364,139

AUTOMATED WATER AND PARTICLE DETECTION FOR DISPENSING FUEL INCLUDING AVIATION FUEL, AND RELATED APPARATUSES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS

1. A fuel dispensing apparatus for delivering fuel from a fuel source, comprising:a flow conduit defining a fluid flow path from a fuel source to an outlet where fuel is dispensed;
a particle detector configured to detect a number of particles in each of a plurality of predetermined particle size ranges in real time as the fuel passes through the flow conduit; and
an electronic control system in communication with the particle detector,
wherein the electronic control system is configured to:
determine, based on (i) the number of particles in each of the plurality of predetermined particle size ranges detected by the particle detector and (ii) predetermined empirical mass constants, a particle ratio defined as an approximate ratio of a total mass of water and particulate per unit volume of fuel, each of the predetermined empirical mass constants representing an approximation of an average mass of particles in a respective one of the plurality of predetermined particle size ranges;
determine, based on the number of particles in each of the plurality of predetermined particle size ranges detected by the particle detector, a first water characteristic indicative of a presence or absence of a threshold measurement of water per unit volume of fuel;
determine, based on the first water characteristic and on the particle ratio, whether to initiate at least one corrective action; and
automatically initiate the at least one corrective action in response to a determination to initiate the at least one corrective action.

US Pat. No. 10,364,138

FACILITY FOR PREPARING A BEVERAGE FOR TASTING AND METHOD FOR OPENING A BEVERAGE CONTAINER USING SUCH A FACILITY

10-VINS, Nantes (FR)

1. An installation for preparing a beverage for tasting, in particular a wine stored inside a container, said installation comprising:a storage zone for storing the container of the beverage for preparation;
a liquid flow circuit provided with at least one feed inlet for feeding a beverage for preparation and with at least one dispensing outlet for dispensing the prepared beverage, the feed inlet for feeding a beverage extending in said zone for storing the container and being provided with a perforation member accessible to said container via the storage zone;
cooling and/or heating means arranged along the liquid flow circuit in the portion of the liquid flow circuit referred to as the liquid flow circuit temperature control portion;
a sensor for measuring the temperature referred to as the circuit temperature in the liquid flow circuit temperature control portion; and
means for providing input data representative of a setpoint temperature corresponding to the tasting temperature desired for the beverage;
wherein said installation further comprises a sensor for measuring the temperature of the container;
a control unit configured to control the cooling and/or heating means as a function of the setpoint temperature, of the measured temperature of the container, and of the measured temperature of the circuit; and,
in the zone for storing the container, a closure member for at least partially closing access from the storage zone to the perforation member, the closure member being mounted to move between a closed position in which the container is prevented from accessing the perforation member from the storage zone and an open position in which the container is able to access the perforation member from the storage zone, said closure member being suitable for passing from the closed position to the open position at least as a function of the measured temperature of the circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,364,136

VALVE DEVICE

GATE CFV SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

1. A dispensing device with a housing, the housing comprising:a CF valve configured to interact with an inlet stream, the inlet stream having a first pressure, the valve having an outlet area with an outlet stream, the outlet stream having a second pressure;
a solenoid configured to interact with the outlet stream; and
wherein the CF Valve is configured to maintain a relative constant flow of fluid from a variable pressure fluid supply to a fluid outlet, the CF Valve including: a) a valve housing having an inlet port and an outlet port aligned in an axial manner and adapted to be connected to the variable pressure fluid supply and the fluid outlet; b) a diaphragm chamber interposed between the inlet port and the outlet port, the inlet port being separated from the diaphragm chamber by a barrier wall, the barrier wall having a first passageway extending therethrough from an inner side facing the diaphragm chamber to an outer side facing the inlet port; c) a cup contained within the diaphragm chamber, the cup having a cylindrical side wall extending from a bottom wall facing the outlet port circular rim surrounding an open mouth facing the inner side of the barrier wall, the cylindrical side wall and the bottom wall of the cup being spaced in an inward direction from adjacent interior surfaces of the valve housing to define a second passageway connecting the diaphragm chamber to the outlet port; d) a resilient disc-shaped diaphragm closing the open mouth of the cup, the resilient disc-shaped diaphragm being supported by the circular rim and having a peripheral flange overlapping the cylindrical side wall; e) a piston assembly secured to a center of the resilient disc-shaped diaphragm, the piston assembly having a cap on one side of the resilient disc-shaped diaphragm facing the inner side of the barrier wall, and a base suspended from an opposite side of the resilient disc-shaped diaphragm and projecting into the interior of the cup; f) a stem projecting from the cap through the first passageway in the barrier wall to terminate in a valve head, the valve head and the outer side of the barrier wall being configured to define a control orifice connecting the inlet port to the diaphragm chamber via the first passageway; and g) a spring device in the cup coacting with the base of the piston assembly for urging in a resilient manner the resilient disc-shaped diaphragm into a closed position against the inner side of the barrier wall to thereby prevent fluid flow from the inlet port via the first passageway into the diaphragm chamber, the spring device being responsive to fluid pressure above a predetermined level applied to the resilient disc-shaped diaphragm via the inlet port and the first passageway by accommodating movement of the resilient disc-shaped diaphragm away from the inner side of the barrier wall, with the valve head on the stem being moved to adjust a size of the control orifice, thereby maintaining the relative constant flow of fluid from the inlet port through the first passageway and the second passageway to the outlet port for delivery to the fluid outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,364,135

PROTECTION BUMPER FOR A VEHICLE HANDLING FORK

S.A.S. OF LUXEMBURG, Lux...

1. A protection bumper for a vehicle handling fork, comprising:a bumper portion includes a horizontal side, a vertical side and an angled side, said bumper portion is fabricated from a resilient material;
a retainer strip is attached to a vertical portion of a fork member of the vehicle handling fork; and
an attachment bracket is attached to said bumper portion such that a gap is created between said vertical side of said bumper portion and an inside surface of said attachment bracket, wherein said gap is sized to receive said retainer strip, said retainer strip retains said bumper portion relative to the vertical portion, one side of said retainer strip is in contact with said bumper portion, an opposing side of said retainer strip is in contact with said attachment bracket.

US Pat. No. 10,364,134

CRANE MAT SYSTEM AND METHOD

GREENFIELD PRODUCTS, LLC,...

1. A method of lifting a plurality of crane mats comprising the steps of:providing an upper crane mat and a lower crane mat, each crane mat having a top surface and a bottom surface joined by one or more sidewalls, wherein two lifting portions are each located on opposite recessed walls of each crane mat, wherein each of the two lifting portions comprises an arm having a proximal end that is attached to the respective recessed wall and distal end that is attached to a respective plate;
retaining the lifting portions of the upper and lower crane mats with a sling; and
lifting the upper and lower crane mats.

US Pat. No. 10,364,133

WHEELED CABINET MOUNTED CRANE

E-MAKE CO., LTD, Taichun...

1. A wheeled cabinet comprising a crane, the crane comprising:a rectangular attachment board secured to one side of the cabinet;
a receptacle disposed on a rear end of the attachment board and including a plurality of threaded holes disposed vertically on an surface;
a hollow member disposed on a front top corner of the attachment board;
an outrigger disposed on a bottom of the attachment board and including a slot, a sliding tube slidably projecting out of a rear end, a caster mounted to a bottom of a rear end of the sliding tube, and a rod releasably secured to the sliding tube and configured to slide along the slot;
a boom having one end pivotably secured to the hollow member and including a plurality of threaded holes on a rear portion, an extension extending from the other end and threadedly secured to the boom, a chain disposed at an end of the extension, and at least one guard member disposed on a front portion of the boom for allowing the extension to frictionally pass through gaps between the at least one guard member and the boom; and
an adjustable boom hoist having one end releasably secured to one of the threaded holes of the boom and the other end releasably secured to one of the threaded holes of the receptacle, the adjustable boom hoist including a support tube and a sliding tube member slidably disposed in the support tube.

US Pat. No. 10,364,132

PIPE LIFTING AND ORIENTING APPARATUS AND METHOD

Matrix Service Company, ...

1. A pipe lifting and orienting apparatus comprising:a base having a V-shaped notch with a first side and a second side cooperating to define a vertex and a vertical passage, the vertex defining an inner boundary of the vertical passage;
a first outrigger extending from the base adjacent to the first side;
a second outrigger extending from the base adjacent to the second side;
a third outrigger extending from the base in opposition to the vertex so that the first outrigger, the second outrigger and the third outrigger form a Y-shape and support the base on a surface;
a straight beam extending vertically from the base between the vertex and the third outrigger, the beam having a first end attached to the base and a second end terminating in a pulley;
a winch supported by the base and spaced a distance from the base; and
a cable operably attached to the winch and operably extending over the pulley, wherein the cable has a distal end from the winch, and the distal end is configured to be attached to a pipe, wherein the pulley and the winch are oriented so that gravity will place the cable in the vertical passage adjacent to the vertex when the cable is lowered to be at an even level with the vertex such that, when the pipe is in a vertical sleeve, attached to the distal end, and lifted by the cable, the pipe passes through the vertical passage adjacent to the vertex.

US Pat. No. 10,364,131

DOUBLE SYNTHETIC SLING

Actuant Corporation, Men...

1. A synthetic load transfer sling assembly comprising:a synthetic first sling including
a first load portion directly connectable to a connection point of a load,
a first lifting portion directly connectable to a first lifting device, and
a first load bearing portion connected between the first load portion and the first lifting portion; and
a synthetic second sling including
a second load portion directly connectable to the connection portion of the load,
a second lifting portion directly connectable to a second lifting device, and
a second load bearing portion connected between the second load portion and the second lifting portion;
wherein the first sling includes a first eye, a second eye, and a leg connected between the first eye and the second eye, the first sling being folded with the first eye and the second eye providing one of the first lifting portion and the first load portion and the leg providing the other of the first lifting portion and the first load portion;
wherein the second sling includes a first eye, a second eye, and a leg connected between the first eye and the second eye, the second sling not being folded with the first eye of the second sling providing the second lifting portion and the second eye of the second sling providing the second load portion; and wherein the first load portion and the second load portion are both centered on the connection point of the load.

US Pat. No. 10,364,130

SPEED DETECTION SYSTEM OF PASSENGER CONVEYOR AND SPEED DETECTION METHOD THEREOF

OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY, F...

1. A speed detection system of a passenger conveyor, comprising:an imaging sensor and/or a depth sensing sensor configured to sense at least one part of the passenger conveyor to acquire sequence frames; and
a processing apparatus configured to analyze the sequence frames to obtain at least speed information about steps of the passenger conveyor, which is configured to comprise:
an optical flow estimation module configured to calculate, based on an optical flow method, a shift of a corresponding feature point between any adjacent frames in the sequence frames in frame coordinates;
a calibration module configured to convert the shift of the feature point in the frame coordinates to a shift in three-dimensional space coordinates;
a time calculation module configured to determine a time quantity between any adjacent frames in the sequence frames; and
a speed calculation module configured to obtain by calculation, based on the shift of the feature point in the three-dimensional space coordinates and the corresponding time quantity, speed information of time points corresponding to any adjacent frames, and further combine the speed information to obtain speed information of the sequence frames.

US Pat. No. 10,364,128

METHOD OF INSTALLING A VERTICALLY EXTENDING MEMBER IN AN ELEVATOR SYSTEM

OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY, F...

1. A method of installing an elongated member in an elevator system, comprising the steps of:(A) positioning a device in a selected position relative to at least one component of the elevator system, the device comprising:
a base;
a speed control member that is moveable relative to the base;
a stop member biased into a stop position in which the stop member is configured to prevent movement of the elongated member relative to the base absent an input force applied by a user to overcome the bias;
a first manual input member comprising one of a foot pedal or a handle configured to be manually moved by the user to overcome the bias and move the stop member out of the stop position; and
a second manual input member comprising the other of the foot pedal or the handle configured to be manually moved by the user to control a position of the speed control member;
(B) manipulating the elongated member into a position wherein a portion of the elongated member is engaged by the stop member in the stop position;
(C) selectively manipulating the first manual input member to overcome the bias and move the stop member out of the stop position to thereby allow a selected amount of movement of the elongated member relative to the device;
(D) installing the elongated member into a desired installed position relative to elevator system components; and
(E) selectively manipulating the second manual input member to move the speed control member to selectively contact the elongated member and to control the speed of movement of the elongated member during at least some of the selected amount of movement.

US Pat. No. 10,364,127

ELEVATOR INSTALLATION SAFETY SYSTEM AND METHOD OF CHECKING SAME

INVENTIO AG, Hergiswil (...

1. A safety system for an elevator installation comprising:a safety circuit including a plurality of switch contacts, wherein a first one of the switch contacts is electronically switchable and can be bridged over with an associated conductive bridging-over element for maintenance purposes or test purposes,
a control unit connected with the safety circuit wherein the first switch contact is switched in response to a control signal transmitted by the control unit to change a state of the safety circuit and the control unit detects an absence of the change in state of the safety circuit if the first switch contact is bridged over by the bridging-over element; and
a second one of the switch contacts that is electronically switchable and is switched in response to another control signal transmitted by the control unit when the control signal to the first contact is transmitted and no change in state of the safety circuit is detected.

US Pat. No. 10,364,125

CABLE REEL EDDY CURRENT BRAKE

CONDUCTIX, INC., Omaha, ...

1. A reel device comprising:a stator;
a rotor rotationally coupled with the stator, the rotor comprising a drum for spooling a cable;
a biasing mechanism configured to rotate the rotor to spool the cable onto the drum;
a frame fixedly attached to one of the stator or the rotor, the frame including a magnet;
a conductive material fixedly attached to the other of the stator or the rotor, the conductive material to interface with the magnet when the rotor is turned to generate eddy current and slow spooling of the cable onto the drum, the conductive material including a first conductive material housing on a first side of the frame and a second conductive material housing on a second side of the frame; and
a spacer ring positioned around the frame and between the first conductive material housing and the second conductive material housing for spacing the first conductive material housing and the second conductive material housing apart from one another and from the frame.

US Pat. No. 10,364,124

ROPE DISPENSING DEVICE

1. A device for delivering elongated material, comprising:a mounting frame comprising a first side and a second side;
a wheel rotationally coupled to the mounting frame, the wheel comprising an outer portion and an inner portion concentric with the outer portion;
a material feeding device operatively coupled to the mounting frame;
an adjustable shroud operatively coupled to the mounting frame; and
a stabilizing device operatively coupled to the mounting frame,
wherein the material feeding device receives the elongated material at a first location and outputs the elongated material at a second location,
wherein the adjustable shroud is configured for directing the elongated material to the second location,
wherein the stabilizing device is configured to contact a body of a user to support the device, and
wherein the wheel creates an aperture within a diameter of the inner portion.

US Pat. No. 10,364,123

CABLE-CORD WRAPPING APPARATUS

1. A cable or cord holder, comprising:a handle being generally vertically aligned for gripping;
a main post having top and bottom ends, a length and a width, the length of said main post being connected to said handle at the top end and extending generally downwardly therefrom along its length;
a retention arm having top and bottom ends extending upwardly from the bottom end of said main post to define said retention arm opening slot, such opening slot having a length and a width, the length extending substantially parallel relative to the generally vertical extending handle, and said retention arm opening slot shaped for receiving a plurality of loops of a cord or cable;
a first upper tension bracket operatively connected to said main post top and forming a part of said handle; and wherein said retention arm top contains a second upper tension bracket operatively connected to said retention arm top such that said first upper tension bracket and said second upper tension bracket operatively narrow the width of said retention arm opening slot; and
a lower tension bracket operatively connected adjacent said main post such that said lower tension bracket narrows the bottom portion of said retention arm opening slot causing at least one rung of a loop of cord or cable to be tensioned in place in said retention arm opening slot.

US Pat. No. 10,364,122

EJECTING WINDOWED AND NON-WINDOWED MEDIA

NCR Corporation, Atlanta...

1. A method, comprising:(i) disabling media edge detection processing during ejection processing by a media ejection controller for media being ejected from an infeed module, wherein the media ejection controller tracks directions of movement of the media based upon signals from first and second sensors during media edge detection;
(ii) enabling the media edge detection processing by the media ejection controller when a shutter opens for the infeed module based on detection of the media at the first sensor, wherein the first sensor is closer to the shutter than the second sensor; and
(iii) determining by the media ejection controller whether the media has exited the infeed module or whether the media has been fully retracted back within the infeed module based on signals from the first and second sensors produced during the media edge detection processing.

US Pat. No. 10,364,121

SHEET CUTTING APPARATUS

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A sheet cutting apparatus for cutting sheets on which images are formed, comprising:a cutting unit configured to cut the sheets supported on a supporting surface;
a blowing unit disposed above the supporting surface and configured to blow air toward the cutting unit;
a path member disposed below the supporting surface and configured to define a scrap path through which scraps generated when the cutting unit cuts the sheets pass; and
a container unit configured to contain scraps which has passed through the scrap path,
wherein the path member comprises a first portion disposed below the cutting unit and a second portion disposed below the first portion, an opening for allowing the air sent by the blowing unit to pass through is provided on the second portion of the path member, and
wherein the container unit is disposed below the second portion of the path member.

US Pat. No. 10,364,120

WINDING MACHINE FOR SPOOLS OF WEB MATERIAL AND METHOD

A.CELLI NONWOVENS S.P.A.,...

1. A machine for forming spools of web material, comprising:an unwinding section for unwinding parent reels of web material;
at least one winding station, comprising a winding device, to which a longitudinal strip of web material is fed, and where a respective spool of web material is formed;
a control unit configured to control the winding speed of the longitudinal strip in the winding station;wherein the control unit is configured to perform an acceleration cycle in order to accelerate the winding of the longitudinal strip, comprising at least a step of gradually increasing the feeding speed of the longitudinal strip, wherein the feeding speed is linked to the diameter of the spool; and wherein the winding device of the winding station comprises a winding mandrel provided with a rotation movement around a rotation axis and with a reciprocating translation movement in a direction parallel to the rotation axis, so as to helically wind the longitudinal strip around the winding mandrel and to form a helically wound spool.

US Pat. No. 10,364,119

RECORDING APPARATUS

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A recording apparatus comprising:a mounting portion that mounts a medium before recording;
a recording portion that records on the medium that is supplied from the mounting portion;
a discharge port that discharges the recorded medium; and
a receiving portion that is disposed above the mounting portion, that is receives the medium that is discharged from the discharge port, and that is moved while changing the distance in the vertical direction from the discharge port,
wherein the mounting portion and the receiving portion overlap each other in the vertical direction, and
the receiving portion moves to a position at which a second distance that is the distance when a second load height is higher than a first load height is longer than a first distance that is the distance when the load height of the received medium is the first load height, and the receiving portion has an entering clearance portion which a part of the mounting portion enters in a process in which the receiving portion moves to a lower limit.

US Pat. No. 10,364,117

SYSTEM, APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SENSING AUTOMATION PICKING AND STACKING

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. An apparatus for picking a product, comprising:a control circuit;
at least one vacuum cup arranged to:
create negative pressure; and,
adhere, with the negative pressure and at a first location, at least one sheet of material to the at least one vacuum cup; and,
at least one sensor configured to:
monitor an area proximate the at least one vacuum cup; and,
transmit at least one signal regarding a presence of at least one sheet of material in the area, wherein:
the apparatus is arranged to displace to a second location while continuously monitoring, using the at least one sensor, the area proximate the at least one vacuum cup;
the at least one sensor is configured to transmit the at least one signal when:
the at least one sheet of material is not detected in the area; or,
the at least one sheet of material is detected in the area; and,
the control circuit is arranged to:
determine, responsive to the at least one signal, the at least one sheet of material is not present in the area; and,
generate an error signal indicating that the at least one sheet of material is not present in the area;
the at least one vacuum cup includes a plurality of vacuum cups.

US Pat. No. 10,364,116

MEDIUM FEEDING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD FOR MEDIUM FEEDING APPARATUS

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A medium feeding apparatus comprising:a feeding roller that feeds a medium;
a holding portion that holds a roll body on which the medium is wound;
an intermediate roller that pulls out the medium from the roll body and feeds the medium on the feeding roller;
a rotation amount detection portion that detects an amount of rotation of the intermediate roller and an amount of rotation of the roll body when the medium is fed by the intermediate roller; and
a roll diameter calculation portion that calculates a roll diameter of the roll body based on the detected amount of rotation of the intermediate roller and the detected amount of rotation of the roll body,
wherein the rotation amount detection portion detects the amount of rotation of the intermediate roller and the amount of rotation of the roll body during a tip end feeding operation in which a tip end of the medium that is set on the intermediate roller is fed on the feeding roller.

US Pat. No. 10,364,114

DEVICE FOR HANDLING PAPER REELS IN PAPER CONVERTING PLANTS

FUTURA S.P.A., Capannori...

1. A device for handling paper reels, the device comprising:a bridge crane with movable arms, each of the movable arms being adapted to engage a pin insertable into a corresponding side of a reel and a platform adapted for supporting the reel;
a detection means for detecting load variations on said movable arms during insertion of the pins inside the reel; and
a moving means for providing a relative movement between the reel and the movable arms when an absolute value of a variation of a load detected by said detection means exceeds a predetermined limit up to bring said absolute value below the predetermined limit.

US Pat. No. 10,364,113

APPARATUS FOR WINDING A WEB OF PAPER MATERIAL AND A METHOD OF REMOVING DUST

VALMET AKTIEBOLAG, Sunds...

1. An apparatus (1) for winding a web of paper material into a roll (2), the apparatus (1) comprising:a rotatably mounted reel spool (3) onto which a paper web can be wound to create a roll (2) of increasing diameter;
an endless flexible belt (5) which is permeable to air and supported by a plurality of support rolls (12) for rotation along a predetermined path of travel such that the endless flexible belt (5) forms a loop and wherein the predetermined path of travel is defined by the path of the endless flexible belt (5) around the support rolls (12), the endless flexible belt (5) being positioned adjacent to the reel spool (3) to engage the web against the reel spool (3) during winding such that the endless flexible belt (5) is deflected from the predetermined path of travel by an amount relative to the amount of paper wound on the reel spool (3), the endless flexible belt (5) having a web-contacting side (6) that contacts the paper on the reel spool (3) during winding and an inner side (7) facing away from the paper on the reel spool (3);
a deflection sensor (8) mounted adjacent to the endless flexible belt (5), the deflection sensor (8) being arranged to measure the amount of deflection of the endless flexible belt (5) from the predetermined path of travel;
an actuator (9) for positioning the reel spool (3) and the endless flexible belt (5) relative to each other to vary the amount of deflection of the endless flexible belt (5);
a controller (10) connected to the deflection sensor (8) and the actuator (9) for controlling the amount of deflection of the endless flexible belt (5) as the roll (2) increases in diameter;
a device generating underpressure located inside the loop of the endless flexible belt and arranged to create an underpressure on the inside of the loop such that a paper web travelling on the endless flexible belt (5) towards the rotatably mounted spool (3) will be drawn against the endless flexible belt (5); and
at least one cleaning device (11), which cleaning device comprises at least one air nozzle and which cleaning device is arranged to be capable of blowing pressurized air against at least one of the two sides (6, 7) of the endless flexible belt (5),
wherein the at least one cleaning device (11) is arranged to blow air against the web-contacting side (6) of the endless flexible belt (5) at a point where the endless flexible belt (5) is not in contact with the paper material such that dust particles will be removed from the surface of the web-contacting side (6) of the endless flexible belt (5).

US Pat. No. 10,364,112

CENTER FEED ROLL DISPENSING APPARATUS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A center feed roll dispensing apparatus comprising:a roll support that extends in a first direction from a first end to a second end;
a planar end wall located in the first direction with respect to the first end of the roll support and being arranged substantially perpendicular to the roll support,
the end wall comprising a dispensing aperture,
the center of the dispensing aperture located at a distance from a bottom of the roll support that is less than half the width of the roll support; and
a roll stop located in the first direction with respect to the first end of the roll support and spaced from the end wall by a distance of between 60 mm and 100 mm.

US Pat. No. 10,364,111

PAPER WARPING DETECTION DEVICE AND PAPER WARPING DETECTION METHOD APPLIED THEREIN

Foxlink Image Technology ...

1. A paper warping detection device, comprising:an input tray for loading a plurality of pieces of paper to be fed;
a processor, a first critical value being stored in the processor;
a first emitting element disposed to one side of the input tray, the first emitting element being electrically connected with the processor, the processor controlling the first emitting element to be switched on or switched off;
a first receiving element disposed to the other side of the input tray, the first receiving element and the first emitting element facing each other, when the first emitting element is switched on, the first emitting element emitting first ultrasonic wave signals towards the first receiving element, and the first receiving element receiving the first ultrasonic wave signals emitted by the first emitting element;
a first analog-to-digital converter electrically connected with the first receiving element and being electrically connected with the processor for converting the first ultrasonic wave signals received by the first receiving element into first digital signals and outputting the first digital signals to the processor, the processor reading the first digital signals outputted by the first analog-to-digital converter and comparing the first digital signals with the first critical value; and
a reflecting barrier disposed to an outer side of the first emitting element away from the input tray, an inner surface of the reflecting barrier facing the first emitting element being arched outward away from the first emitting element to show an arc shape, the arc-shaped inner surface of the reflecting barrier facing the first receiving element, the first emitting element emitting the first ultrasonic wave signals towards the reflecting barrier, the first ultrasonic wave signals being reflected by the reflecting barrier, and the first receiving element receiving the reflected first ultrasonic wave signals.

US Pat. No. 10,364,110

MEDIA TRANSPORT JAM PREVENTION

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. An apparatus to prevent media transport jams, comprising:an actuator to advance a media within a media path width;
a first sensor to detect a first edge of the media;
a second sensor to detect a second edge of the media, wherein the first sensor and the second sensor are positioned outside of a media action area and on opposite sides of the media path width, wherein the media action area is positioned within the media path width;
an intermediate sensor positioned between the first sensor and the second sensor to detect a presence of the media; and
a controller to:
calculate a progression distance of the advancement of a portion of the media prior to detection by the first sensor of the first edge or by the second sensor of the second edge of the media based on the detection of the presence of the media by the intermediate sensor and a measured distance that the media traveled prior detection by the first sensor or the second sensor of the media;
assess a margin distance between the first sensor and a first end of the media path width or between the second sensor and a second end of the media path width; and
estimate, based on the progression distance of the portion of the media and the assessed margin distance, whether the assessed margin distance permits the advancement of a remaining portion of the media without causing a media transport jam.

US Pat. No. 10,364,109

FEEDING APPARATUS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A feeding apparatus comprising:a feeding rotary member configured to feed a recording material;
a conveyance rotary member configured to convey the recording material fed by the feeding rotary member;
a separation rotary member configured to form a nip portion with the conveyance rotary member and configured to separate a plurality of recording materials one by one at the nip portion;
an output unit configured to output a signal according to a rotation state of the separation rotary member; and
a control unit configured to determine a life of the separation rotary member based on variation in rotation speed of the separation rotary member corresponding to the signal output from the output unit.

US Pat. No. 10,364,108

SHEET FEED DEVICE AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME

KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTION...

1. A sheet feed device comprising:a sheet containing cassette including a sheet containing part for containing sheets therein, and a sheet stacking plate whose sheet-feed-direction downstream-side one end is pivotably supported by a bottom face of the sheet containing part and in which the sheets are to be stacked on its top surface;
a sheet feed part which is enabled to retain the sheet containing cassette in an insertable-and-withdrawable manner and to feed the sheets stacked on the sheet stacking plate with the sheet containing cassette set in a setting position;
a first sensing mechanism configured to sense presence or absence of the sheets stacked on the sheet stacking plate;
a lift mechanism provided in the sheet containing cassette and configured to move up and down the sheet stacking plate;
a drive mechanism provided in the sheet feed part and configured to transmit driving force to the lift mechanism; and
a controller for controlling drive of the drive mechanism based on a sensing result by the first sensing mechanism, wherein
the lift mechanism includes a cassette-side coupling member for transmitting driving force to an actuating plate that lifts up a sheet-feed-direction downstream-side end portion of the sheet stacking plate,
the drive mechanism includes a main body-side coupling member to be coupled with the cassette-side coupling member, and
when the first sensing mechanism senses the sheets stacked on the sheet stacking plate, the controller makes the main body-side coupling member rotate forward to move up the sheet stacking plate and moreover feed out a specified number of sheets; and during or after feeding of the sheets, when the first sensing mechanism has sensed that none of the sheets are stacked on the sheet stacking plate, the controller makes the main body-side coupling member rotate reverse to move down the sheet stacking plate and, even after the sheet stacking plate lowers to the bottom face, makes the main body-side coupling member continue to be rotated reverse so that pressing force in a thrust direction acts from the main body-side coupling member onto the cassette-side coupling member to move out the sheet containing cassette from the setting position.

US Pat. No. 10,364,107

TRUNNION ASSEMBLY FOR ROTARY DUMPER

Richmond Engineering Work...

9. A trunnion wheel assembly comprising:an equalizer bracket;
an equalizer support pivotally connected to said equalizer bracket between opposite ends of the equalizer bracket;
a trunnion wheel bracket defining a wheel pin passageway there through, said trunnion wheel bracket configured to selectively connect and disconnect from said equalizer bracket;
wherein:
said equalizer bracket is positioned for support on a static surface and defines a clearing space between a first mating surface and a second mating surface; and
said trunnion wheel bracket defines a corresponding clearing space between a first corresponding mating surface and a second corresponding mating surface;
wherein said first mating surface and said second mating surface define respectively angled mating surfaces connected to said equalizer bracket;
wherein said first corresponding mating surface and said second corresponding mating surface define respectively angled corresponding mating surfaces connected to said trunnion wheel bracket;
wherein said respectively angled mating surfaces and respectively angled corresponding mating surfaces define respective angles relative to the static surface, such that, when connected, said respectively angled mating surfaces and respectively angled corresponding mating surfaces extend around a central axis of the trunnion wheel without intersecting the central axis of the trunnion wheel;
wherein said respectively angled mating surfaces selectively connect and disconnect from said respectively angled corresponding mating surfaces; and
wherein in a connected position, said equalizer bracket and said trunnion wheel bracket meet at said respectively angled mating surfaces and respectively angled corresponding mating surfaces to define a trunnion wheel cavity encompassing the clearing space and the corresponding clearing space such that the trunnion wheel is exposed by a section of the trunnion wheel cavity opposite the equalizer bracket and rotates within the trunnion wheel assembly,
wherein the portion of the trunnion wheel that is exposed is configured to receive a load thereon at a plurality of angles determined by a pivot position of the equalizer support.

US Pat. No. 10,364,106

STOPPING DEVICE FOR CONVEYING PROCESS OF OBJECT AND CONVEYOR SYSTEM

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A stopping device for a conveying process of an object, comprising:a pedestal;
a driving structure rotatably connected to the pedestal through a first spindle;
a stopping arm rotatably connected to the pedestal through a second spindle;
a linkage rod connected between the driving structure and the stopping arm; and
an angle detector arranged at a position where the linkage rod is connected to the stopping arm and comprising a first pointer and a second pointer,
wherein the driving structure is configured to drive the linkage rod to move, so that the linkage rod drives the stopping arm to rotate about the second spindle between a first position and a second position,
the linkage rod is rotatably connected to the stopping arm through a third spindle, the first pointer is arranged to be in one of a first state and a second state, and in the first state, the first pointer is fixed onto a fourth spindle, and in the second state, the first pointer is rotatable about the fourth spindle,
the second pointer is fixedly connected to the stopping arm, and in the case that the linkage rod drives the stopping arm to rotate about the second spindle between the first position and the second position, the second pointer synchronously rotates about the fourth spindle.

US Pat. No. 10,364,105

PUCK HANDLING DEVICE

1. A puck handling device for a conveyor system, comprising a puck handling disc and a drive means for rotating the puck handling disc, wherein the puck handling disc comprises a first semi-circular disc arranged on a first shaft and a second semi-circular disc arranged on a second shaft, where the first shaft and the second shaft are concentric and are aligned with a center axis of the puck handling disc, where the first semi-circular disc is provided with a first cut-out and the second semi-circular disc is provided with a second cut-out, where the first semi-circular disc and the second semi-circular disc are individually rotatable by the drive means, and where the first cut-out and the second cut-out forms a recess adapted to hold a puck when the puck handling disc is arranged in a holding state.

US Pat. No. 10,364,104

TRANSFER SYSTEM WITH A PUSHING DEVICE FOR PIECE OBJECTS

WRH WALTER REIST HOLDING ...

1. A transfer system for piece objects, comprising a pushing device and a main conveyor with a conveying region, wherein said pushing device comprises at least one first pushing member and a second pushing member, and said transfer system comprises a supply zone, which is behind said conveying region in a pushing direction,in an initial position of said pushing device, said first pushing member is arranged between said conveying region and said supply zone in said pushing direction, and said second pushing member is arranged behind said supply zone in said pushing direction,
in an end position of said pushing device, which is arranged in front of said initial position in said pushing position, said first pushing member is arranged in front of said conveying region in said pushing direction and said second pushing member is arranged between said conveying region and said supply zone in said pushing direction, so that given a movement of said pushing device from said initial position to said end position, piece objects can be transferred from said supply zone to said conveying region and piece objects can be taken away from said conveying region,
in said pushing device, said first pushing member between the initial position and said end position is arranged in a fixedly distanced manner to and in front of said second pushing member in said pushing direction, so that each movement of said first pushing member on a path from said initial position to said end position effects the same movement of said second pushing member.

US Pat. No. 10,364,103

CONVEYOR SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF CONTROLLING MOVING STAGE

DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC., ...

1. A conveyor system, comprising:a moving stage, provided with a plurality of magnets and an optical scale;
a track, having a plurality of coil windings, and carrying the moving stage, wherein the track further comprises:
a first work area, provided with a plurality of sets of Hall sensor modules; and
a second work area, provided with Hall sensor modules and a read head module;
wherein when the moving stage is in the first work area, the Hall sensor module generates a first sensing signal by sensing the magnets; and
wherein when the moving stage is in the second work area, the Hall sensor module generates the first sensing signal by sensing the magnets and the read head module generates a second sensing signal by sensing the optical scale;
a control circuit, determining a position of the moving stage according to the first sensing signal and the second sensing signal, controlling energization of the coil windings and generating a driving signal according to the position; and
a driver, driving the coil windings according to the driving signal.

US Pat. No. 10,364,102

APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MATERIAL HANDLING AND/OR PROCESSING

ZME, LLC., Caldwell, ID ...

1. An apparatus that cooks or bakes dough contained within container assemblies, said apparatus comprising:a frame defining an inlet end and an outlet end of said apparatus;
devices mounted on said frame for a reciprocal movement in a vertical direction during use of said apparatus, each device configured, when moving in an upward direction, to connect voltage to a respective container assembly so as to cook or bake the dough with electrical resistance; and
one or more powered members configured to move said devices in said vertical direction.

US Pat. No. 10,364,101

SPIRAL CONVEYOR SYSTEM

Ashworth Bros., Inc., Fa...

1. A cage bar cap configured to cover a drive element of a drum of a spiral conveyor system, the cage bar cap comprising:a body having a length extending from a first end to a second end, and having a first side and an opposite second side, wherein the first side defines a cavity configured to receive at least a portion of the drive element and the second side defines a second side surface; and
a rib having a height extending away from the second side of the body of the cage bar cap; and
wherein the body of the cage bar cap has a smooth ribless portion proximate the second end of the body; and
wherein the smooth ribless portion is offset from the second side surface.

US Pat. No. 10,364,100

HEAT RESISTANT CONVEYOR BELT

ContiTech Transportbandsy...

1. A conveyor belt comprising a reinforcement layer, a carry cover layer above the reinforcement layer, and a pulley cover layer beneath the reinforcement layer, wherein the carry cover layer is comprised of a fluoroelastomer;wherein the fluoroelastomer has a fluorine content which is within the range of 64 weight percent to 71 weight percent; and,
wherein the fluoroelastomer has repeat units which are comprised of at least two perfluorinated monomers and at least one cure site monomer.

US Pat. No. 10,364,099

INVENTORY SYSTEM WITH VERTICALLY MOBILE DRIVE UNITS AND MOVABLE PANELS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. An inventory management system, comprising:an inventory system comprising:
a first level;
a second level above the first level;
a vertical element extending upward from the first level and passing through or adjacent to the second level; and
a movable panel in the second level proximate to the vertical element, the movable panel defining a transitable opening when the movable panel is in an open position;
a drive unit comprising:
a body;
a horizontal drive mechanism connected with the body;
a vertical element grasping mechanism connected with the body; and
a vertical drive mechanism connected with the vertical element grasping mechanism; and
a management component configured with executable instructions, in order to, at least;
receive information relating to a resource in the inventory system;
instruct the drive unit to retrieve the resource at a first location using the horizontal drive mechanism;
instruct the drive unit to grasp the vertical element using the vertical element grasping mechanism;
instruct the drive unit to ascend or descend the vertical element using the vertical drive mechanism and pass through the transitable opening defined by the movable panel; and
instruct the drive unit to move the resource to a second location on the second floor using the horizontal drive mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,364,097

TRASH BAG SECURING SYSTEM

1. A plastic liner securing system comprising:a receptacle comprising at least one sidewall comprising an outer surface and an inner surface, wherein a receptacle is formed within the inner surface, wherein the at least one sidewall comprises an outer rim forming an entrance leading into the receptacle, and wherein two openings are formed through a single side of the at least one sidewall in vertical alignment, the two openings comprising a lower opening and an upper opening, the upper opening positioned above the lower opening and closer to the outer rim;
an elastic cord attached to the receptacle through the two openings, the elastic cord having a first end and a second end, the first end and the second end tied in a securing knot whereby the elastic cord is folded and doubled over, the securing knot anchoring the elastic cord to the receptacle on the outer surface of the receptacle adjacent to the upper opening, wherein the elastic cord passes through the lower opening into the receptacle and out of the upper opening; and
wherein the elastic cord is sized and positioned to fit around the outer rim and over a plastic liner such to secure the plastic liner to the outer rim.

US Pat. No. 10,364,096

BASE PLATE UNIT

Nantong CIMC ECO New Mate...

1. A base plate unit, wherein the base plate unit is of an integral structure made of fiber reinforced polymer-matrix composite material, and the base plate unit comprises:a base plate unit body comprising at least one bearing part, each bearing part comprising a panel, a plurality of web plates extending downwards from a bottom of the panel, and bottom supports disposed at lower ends of the web plates, the web plates comprising two side-web plates at both sides of the panel and middle web plates in the middle; and
foot plates disposed at both exterior sides of a bottom of the base plate unit body, and formed by extending bottoms of respective outmost side-web plates of the base plate unit body outwards horizontally;
wherein a width F of the panel of each bearing part is 50 to 450 mm, and a thickness A of the panel is 3 to 8 mm; a thickness B of each of the side-web plates and the middle web plates is 4 to 7 mm; a thickness G of the foot plate is 3 to 7 mm, and a width E of the foot plate is 15 to 40 mm.

US Pat. No. 10,364,095

COLLAPSIBLE CONTAINER

1. A collapsible container comprising:a base;
a first side wall movably connected to the base, wherein the first side wall comprises a bottom center trapezoidal panel movably connected to the base, a top center trapezoidal panel movably connected to the bottom center trapezoidal panel, a first triangular panel movably connected to the top center trapezoidal panel, a second triangular panel movably connected to the top center trapezoidal panel, a first side trapezoidal panel movably connected to the bottom center trapezoidal panel and the first triangular panel, and a second side trapezoidal panel movably connected to the bottom center trapezoidal panel and the second triangular panel, wherein the first triangular panel comprises a first triangular panel top side, wherein the first side trapezoidal panel comprises a top side, and wherein the top side of the first side trapezoidal panel is aligned collinear with the first triangular panel top side in an erect alignment of the first side wall;
a second side wall movably connected to the base and opposing the first side wall;
a first end wall movably connected to the base, the first side wall and the second side wall; and,
a second end wall movably connected to the base, the first side wall and the second side wall, and wherein the second end wall is opposed to the first end wall.

US Pat. No. 10,364,094

STORING DEVICE FOR NEEDLEWORK CIRCULARS

1. A needle storing device comprising:a tube having a passageway, a first end and a second end, and
a first cap having a top surface, a collar, a cavity, and an opening defined by a perimeter rim,
wherein the tube is configured to receive a needlework circular,
wherein the first cap engages the first end of the tube,
wherein the opening of the first cap is positioned within the top surface,
wherein the collar of the first cap engages the top surface and extends from the perimeter of the top portion of the first cap thereby defining the cavity of the first cap,
wherein the opening of the first cap is configured to receive the needlework circular, and
wherein the perimeter rim of the opening is configured to implement a compression force on the needlework circular thereby slideably securing the needlework circular within the opening.

US Pat. No. 10,364,093

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DISPENSING A METERED DOSE OF A PRODUCT

The Procter and Gamble Co...

1. A dispensing device for dispensing a metered dose of a product, the dispensing device comprising:a dispensing channel, the dispensing channel having:
an inlet for communicating with a valve-element of a container containing the product; and
an outlet for dispensing the product; and
a variable-volume metering chamber in fluid communication with the dispensing channel,
the metering chamber) having an expanded configuration in which it has a first predetermined volume and a contracted configuration in which it has a second predetermined volume, wherein the first predetermined volume is larger than the second predetermined volume, the metering chamber being biased toward the contracted configuration,
wherein the dispensing device has:
a charging configuration in which the outlet is closed and the metering chamber is configured to expand to its expanded configuration while receiving product through the inlet; and
a discharging configuration in which the outlet is open and the metering chamber is configured to contract to its contracted configuration while expelling the received product through the outlet, thereby dispensing a metered dose of product, the metered dose being determined by a difference between the first predetermined volume and the second predetermined volume,
the dispensing device further comprising an actuator,
the dispensing device further comprising a latch mechanism, configured to retain the dispensing device in the charging configuration until the metering chamber attains its expanded configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,364,092

SINGLE ACTION DISPENSING DEVICE WITH SLIDING SLEEVE

DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES L...

1. An article comprising a dispensing device (10) for attaching to a container (100) that has a valve stem (110), the dispensing device comprising:(a) a hollow tube (20) having opposing entrance (22) and exit (24) ends, a wall (25) extending between the entrance and exit ends that defines a flow channel (27) through the hollow tube and that separates inside the hollow tube from outside the hollow tube with the inside being within the wall of the hollow tube, and a connector (26) on the entrance end for attaching to a valve stem of the container;
(b) a sleeve (30) extending over a portion of the outside of the hollow tube and capable of sliding over the hollow tube, the sleeve extending over the exit end of the hollow tube and having an entry end (32) and an opposing dispensing end (34) with the dispensing end proximate to the exit end of the hollow tube;
(c) a sealing gasket (40) around the outside of the hollow tube between and contacting the wall of the hollow tube and the sleeve, the sealing gasket positioned such that it prevents fluid communication past the sealing gasket outside of the hollow tube between the sleeve and the hollow tube, the seal located between the exit and entrance ends of the hollow tube;
(d) a trigger mount (50) that is part of or that rigidly attaches to the hollow tube;
(e) a trigger (60) hingedly connects to the trigger mount in a first location (62) with a sleeve portion (64) of the trigger extending towards the sleeve from the first location and a trigger extension portion (66) extending on the opposing side of the first location from the sleeve portion, where the sleeve portion operatively engages with the sleeve at a second location (68) in a manner that causes the sleeve portion to slide the sleeve towards the exit end of the hollow tube when the trigger extension portion is displaced relative to the trigger mount in a direction away from the exit end of the hollow tube when the sleeve is in the closed position;
(f) An elastic element (70) that provides a restorative force to the hollow tube when the trigger extension portion is displaced away from the exit end of the hollow tube;and wherein the exit end of the hollow tube is closed and there is one or more than one hole (28) extending all the way through the wall of the hollow tube proximate to the exit end; and wherein the sleeve has an open dispensing end and reduces in inside diameter proximate to the dispensing end such that when the dispensing end of the sleeve slides towards the exit end of the hollow tube to a closed position for the dispensing device, the hollow tube and sleeve engage so as to block fluid flow out from the dispensing end of the sleeve and gasket material (40) blocks fluid flow between the sleeve and hollow tube yet when the dispensing end moves away from the hollow tube into an open position for the dispensing device the one or more than one hole (28) is open to allow fluid communication from inside the hollow tube into the sleeve and out from the dispensing end of the hollow tube.

US Pat. No. 10,364,091

DISPENSING HEAD FOR AEROSOL CONTAINER PROVIDED WITH BLOCKING MEANS

LINDAL FRANCE SAS, Briey...

1. A dispensing head for an aerosol container provided with a valve, said dispensing head comprising:a cover, and
an actuating member fastened to the cover, wherein the actuating member is provided with a push button which can be moved between a non-depressed rest position and a depressed actuating position,
wherein the push button is provided with an outlet conduit for a product to be removed, a first portion of the outlet conduit having a first end provided with a connection intended to cooperate with a valve of an aerosol container and a second portion of the outlet conduit having a second end being intended to spray the product into the environment,
wherein the actuating member is provided with a blocking element which is pivotable about an axis of rotation between an unlocked position in which the blocking element does not block the movement of the push button relative to the cover and a locked position in which the blocking element blocks the push button in the rest position by preventing the push button from going into the actuating position, and
wherein the axis of rotation of the blocking element is located at a distance from and parallel to an axis of the first portion of the outlet conduit.

US Pat. No. 10,364,090

UNIVERSAL SPACE-SAVING ARTICLE DISPENSER

1. A universal space-saving dispenser for storing a plurality of articles to be dispensed one at a time comprising:a dispenser body including a horizontally projecting bottom panel, an opposing top panel, a pair of opposing side panels, and a pair of opposing front and rear panels with the panels bounding an article storage chamber;
an article extraction site having at least a portion projecting within the top panel and leading to the article storage chamber; and
at least one stack of elongated articles of a predetermined length being folded over at least once in a non-binding arrangement with a lowermost planar section having a first free end tucked under an uppermost planar section having a second free end with at least one curved section therebetween, the sections cooperating to define a folded article stack with an outermost article and an innermost article with each article in the folded article stack having a retrieval end oriented in the same horizontally projecting direction and facing the rear panel of the dispenser body, the folded article stack being disposed within the article storage chamber with the uppermost planar section projecting substantially parallel to the top panel, the lowermost planar section resting on and projecting substantially coextensively with the bottom panel of the dispenser body with the planar sections defining a majority of the predetermined length of the elongated articles, and the retrieval end of the outermost article of the folded article stack disposed within or proximate the extraction site, the outermost article being constructed to slide off the folded article stack in a substantially horizontal direction without binding on an adjacent article and out through the extraction site when pulled by the corresponding retrieval end while leaving the retrieval end of an adjacent article in the folded article stack exposed through the extraction site for subsequent withdrawal of the adjacent next article from the folded article stack wherein each article of the folded article stack may be selectively withdrawn in a substantially horizontal direction one at a time through the extraction site until the innermost article is removed from the article storage chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,364,089

POWDER CONTAINER AND METHOD OF USE

1. A materials containment canister comprising:a body;
said body is substantially hollow with multiple chambers running the length of the interior of said body and being separated by a multi-walled divider;
said body is comprised with an upper body track;
said upper body track has an upper cap interface;an upper cap;said upper cap further comprising a top cap top, a base and a lid complex;
said top cap top further comprising;
base extension and engagement face with guide tracks;
said lid complex further comprising;
a lid upper piece with engagement knobs and a dove tail track;
a lower piece orifice engagement and a dove tail engagement.

US Pat. No. 10,364,088

TAPE HOLDING INFORMATION CARDS AND BLISTER AND AN INFORMATION CARD FOR USE WITH SUCH TAPE

PL2M B.V., Riethoven (NL...

1. A tape assembly comprising:an elongate tape having a longitudinal axis;
a plurality of elongate-shaped information cards, each information card having edges and divided in two halves, a first half and a second half, with a hole arranged in the first half; and
a plurality of blisters, each blister having a cavity holding an item, each blister affixed to a respective first half of an information card such that the cavity is in alignment with the hole and the hole allows access to the respective cavity of the blister;
wherein the second half of each information card is provided with information relating to the item in the cavity of the blister affixed to the first half of the same information card, the second half of each information card being without a blister;
wherein, in the longitudinal direction of the tape, the information cards are affixed to the tape in a repetitive pattern, wherein two adjacent information cards are always at a distance from each other, separated one from the other by a separation portion of the tape, so that each information card is bordered, at two opposite card edges, by the respective separation portion of the tape;
wherein the tape is a folded tape such that:
the blisters of the tape assembly are arranged in a stack; and
each separation portion of the tape contains a fold, such that in respect to one information card, the two separation portions of the tape, one at each opposite card edge, are folded opposite from one another; and
wherein, for a set of consecutive, adjacent first and second information cards, the first half of the first information cards is always aligned with the second half of the second information card, and the second half the first information card is always aligned with the first half of the second information card.

US Pat. No. 10,364,087

CONTAINER WITH AN INNER BAG

GAPLAST GMBH, Altenau (D...

1. A container comprising a substantially rigid outer container and a readily deformable inner bag, wherein the outer container and the inner bag are comprised of different thermoplastic plastic materials such that the outer container and the inner bag do not undergo a weld connection with one another, with a container opening and at least one pressure balancing opening in the wall of the outer container for balancing the pressure in the gap between the outer container and the inner bag when the inner bag contracts, wherein integrated into a layer of the inner bag, which is directed towards the outer container, and/or into a layer of the outer container, which is directed towards the inner bag, are microbodies, of a material which does not melt during the manufacture of the container, which produce irregularities on the surface of the bag layer and/or the container layer into which the microbodies are integrated.

US Pat. No. 10,364,086

DISPOSABLE BEVERAGE CONTAINER SLEEVE

19. A disposable beverage container sleeve for a beverage container, comprising:a substantially rectangular upper body having a first portion and a second portion, the portions separated by an integrated gusset, the first portion having a first left and a second right vertical edge, the second portion having a first left and a second right vertical edge,
the upper body having a first integrated upper body flap along a length of any vertical edge of either portion of the upper body, the upper body flap adapted to fold over the corresponding vertical edge of the other portion of the upper body, the upper body flap further adapted to be affixed to the upper body proximate the corresponding vertical edge,
the upper body having a second integrated upper body flap along a length of any remaining unaffixed vertical edge of either portion of the upper body, the upper body flap adapted to fold over the corresponding remaining unaffixed vertical edge of the other portion of the upper body, the upper body flap further adapted to be affixed to the upper body proximate the corresponding remaining vertical edge;
wherein the integrated gusset depends from the upper body and comprises a first horizontal fold disposed between the first portion of the upper body and an upper portion of the gusset, a second horizontal fold disposed between the second portion of the upper body and a lower portion of the gusset, and a third horizontal fold in the gusset, disposed between the first horizontal fold and the second horizontal fold;
a first lip disposed along the top edge of the first portion of the upper body, the lip having a relaxed state and a flexed state, the flexed state forming a radius of curvature to the upper body;
a second lip disposed along the bottom edge of the second portion of the upper body, the lip having a relaxed state and a flexed state, the flexed state forming a radius of curvature to the upper body;
wherein the lips are strip members flexible to the shape of the upper body, rigidly flat in a relaxed state, and resiliently flexible in a flexed state to maintain adherent pressure against the beverage container; and
whereby, when the upper body flaps are affixed to the upper body proximate the respective vertical edges, the disposable beverage container sleeve is laterally continuous from the first vertical edge of the upper body to the vertical upper body fold line to the second vertical edge of the upper body, and longitudinally continuous from an upper edge of the upper body to the lower edge of the upper body through the first gusset portion to the gusset support band through the second gusset portion to the lower edge of the upper body to the upper edge of the upper body.

US Pat. No. 10,364,085

MICROWAVE HEATING PACKAGE WITH POLARIZED SHIELD

Graphic Packaging Interna...

1. A microwave heating construct comprising:a tray including at least one upstanding wall extending upwardly from a base; the base and the wall of the tray defining a cavity for receiving a food item and a lid for enclosing the food item within the tray;
at least a first microwave energy interactive element on the base of the tray and a second microwave energy element on the lid, said first microwave energy interactive element being annular in shape and includes an inner perimeter edge, so that exposure of microwave energy to the inner perimeter edge will generate an electric current from the inner perimeter for heating the adjacent food item; the first and second microwave energy interactive elements each defining a substantially uniform width;
wherein the first microwave energy interactive element is dimensioned and arranged to extend along and overlap a peripheral region of the food item, the inner perimeter edge of the at least a first microwave energy interactive element has an inner perimeter length approximately equal to one-quarter of a wavelength of the microwave energy in a microwave oven in which the construct is heated;
wherein the first microwave energy interactive element includes an annular outer perimeter edge, said first and second microwave interactive elements being substantially concentrically aligned when said lid is placed onto a top of said tray;
wherein the first microwave energy interactive element along its width reduces heating along the peripheral region of the food item when the at least first microwave energy interactive element is exposed to microwave energy;
and wherein the second microwave energy interactive element along its width reduces heating along the peripheral region of the food item when the second microwave energy interactive element is exposed to microwave energy.

US Pat. No. 10,364,084

FLEXIBLE PACKAGE WITH TAMPER-EVIDENT ANTI-COUNTERFEITING LABEL AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME

Fres-co System USA, Inc.,...

13. A method of making a flexible package for a product, said method comprising:a) providing a first panel and second panel, wherein one of said first and second panels is disposed over the other of said first and second panels, and wherein each of said first and second panels are formed of a flexible material and has an outer surface;
b) securing a tamper evident label onto the outer surface of one of said first and second panels, said tamper evident label including a first peripheral edge portion which is frangible and a second peripheral edge portion; and
c) heat sealing said second peripheral edge portion of said label to at least one of said first and second panels by a heat or ultrasonic seal, whereupon said second peripheral edge portion of said tamper evident label is within of a portion of the area made up by said heat or ultrasonic seal.

US Pat. No. 10,364,083

BREAK-OFF SPOUT, POUCH HAVING A BREAK-OFF SPOUT, PRODUCTION METHOD FOR POUCH HAVING A BREAK-OFF SPOUT, FOOD OR BEVERAGE IN POUCH HAVING A BREAK-OFF SPOUT, AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREFOR

Orihiro Engineering Co., ...

1. A break-off spout comprising:a spout main body having
a tube having a channel that passes through its center and
a break-off section that is formed at a tip of the tube via a weakened section and that is integrated with the tube, a tip of the channel being closed by the break-off section; and
a cover that covers an outer periphery of the tube of the spout main body at a tip side of the tube; wherein
a protruding annular section is provided at a tip side of the break-off section;
a through-hole is formed in the annular section, wherein the through-hole communicates with the channel and is open at a tip side of the annular section;
the cover consists of a pair of cover members that are formed in a state in which the cover members are divided into left and right parts, and each of the cover members is integrated with the spout main body via a hinge section that is provided below the weakened section;
the pair of cover members are both provided with engagement parts that mutually engage and secure with each other, and the cover members are formed in a shape to cover a portion of the spout main body when cover members are folded upward and secured to each other to form a unified cover, the portion being above the hinge sections and including the break-off section; and
insertion ports are provided at tip sides of the pair of cover members, wherein the insertion ports allow insertion of deformation means that deforms the annular section and blocks the through-hole.

US Pat. No. 10,364,082

CONTACT LENS PACKAGING AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING PACKAGED CONTACT LENSES

CooperVision Internationa...

1. A contact lens package, comprising:a plurality of sealed contact lens packages arranged in an array and having perforations in the sealing member at a location corresponding to adjacent base members, wherein each sealed contact lens package includes a base member, and a sealing member coupled to the base member to provide a sealed cavity, and an unworn contact lens is provided in a contact lens packaging solution within the sealed cavity;
a wrap comprising at least one panel that comprises a printing surface that comprises a unique device identifier in both a human readable form including numbers or letters, or combinations thereof, and a machine readable form including a barcode; and
the base member is a thermoplastic material comprising a cavity and a substantially planar surface surrounding the cavity, said substantially planar surface providing a sealing surface for the sealing member; and the wrap includes an adhesive adhering the wrap to the sealing member; and
wherein the wrap includes a plurality of first panels corresponding to the number of sealed contact lens packages, each first panel including a printed surface with the unique device identifier in both human readable form and machine readable form.

US Pat. No. 10,364,081

TOOL HANGER

1. A tool hanger, including:a main body, having a notch, two first pivot portions which are disposed on two opposite sides of the notch and at least one first connection portion;
a base, detachably connected with the notch, the base having two second pivot portions at two opposite sides thereof and at least one second connection portion which corresponds to and is detachably connected with the at least one first connection portion, one of the first pivot portion and the second pivot portion including a pivot groove and the other including a pivot portion which is pivotally connected with the pivot groove, a direction about which the pivot portion rotates being defined as an axial direction, the pivot portion having a first outer diameter which is transverse to the axial direction and a second outer diameter which is transverse to the axial direction, the first outer diameter being sized greater than an opening span of the pivot groove, the second outer diameter being sized less than or equal to the opening span of the pivot groove.

US Pat. No. 10,364,079

INTEGRAL HOT MELT ADHESIVE PACKAGING FILMS AND USE THEREOF

1. A method of forming a cylindrical integral hot melt adhesive package comprising the steps of:1. preparing packaging film as an encapsulating vessel;
2. pumping or pouring the hot melt adhesive in a molten state into the packaging film, wherein the packaging film is in direct contact with a heat sink;
3. sealing the packaging film; and
4. cooling the sealed package; and
wherein the packaging film comprises a polymer blend comprising at least 70 wt % of propylene and up to 15 wt % of ethylene content; and the packaging film has (a) a viscosity range of about 200,000 to 3,000,000 cps at 200° C. with a rheometer with near-zero shear; (b) a peak melting temperature range of about 90 to 140° C.; (c) a Tm offset temperature below 149° C.; and (d) a storage modulus (G?) range of about 1×106 to about 1×108 Pascal at 100° C. with frequency at 10 rad/s;
wherein the hot melt adhesive selected is from the group consisting of poly-alpha-olefins, rubbers, styrenic block-copolymers, ethylene-vinyl acetates, ethylene-butyl acetates, and mixtures thereof; and
wherein the cooled sealed package is non-tacky.

US Pat. No. 10,364,077

PROTECTIVE WRAPPING FOR A CYLINDRICAL OBJECT

18. Use of a protective wrapping according to claim 1 for wrapping a reel of plastic film for baling applications.

US Pat. No. 10,364,076

CABLE TIE

Industry Academic Coopera...

1. A cable tie comprising:a tie band which is provided with a plurality of serrated grooves continuously formed on a one surface thereof in a longitudinal direction to bind cables, and
a tie holder which is connected to one end of the tie band and includes a tie band passage, through which the other end of the tie band passes, and a serrated locking protrusion formed on an inner surface of the tie band passage and interference-latched to the serrated grooves,
wherein the tie band is provided with a cut guide groove formed on both widthwise edges thereof,
wherein the cut guide groove has a first grooved slope surface and a second grooved slope surface which are recessed in such a way that a width of the tie band is gradually decreased from the widthwise edges of the tie band to an inside, and a plurality of cut guide grooves are formed at regular intervals along the longitudinal direction of the tie band,
wherein the cable tie further comprises an auxiliary latching member to separately bind the cables by two bundles, with the tie holder being interposed between cable bundles,
wherein the auxiliary latching member includes a first auxiliary passage which upwardly guides the tie band entering an entrance of the tie band passage and has a first guide locking protrusion to be interface-engaged with the serrated grooves, and
a second auxiliary passage which is formed at an exit of the tie band passage to guide the tie band passim, the first auxiliary passage to the exit of the tie band passage and having a second guide locking protrusion to be interface-engaged with the serrated grooves,
wherein arc curved portions are formed between the cut guide groove and the widthwise edges.

US Pat. No. 10,364,075

PRESENTATION BOX FOR A TRANSACTION CARD

Capital One Services, LLC...

1. A presentation box, the presentation box comprising:a hinged lid connected to a hinge edge of the presentation box,the hinged lid to pivot about the hinge edge of the presentation box when moved between a closed position and an open position; anda presentation apparatus comprising:a sleeve, and
a tether that is attached to a bottom layer of the hinged lid and the sleeve,
where the presentation apparatus is to move the sleeve between a first position when the hinged lid is in the closed position and a second position when the hinged lid is in the open position,
where the first position is different from the second position, and
where a presentation angle formed by a longitudinal plane of the sleeve and an under surface of the tether, which faces a base of the presentation box, increases as the hinged lid moves from the closed position to the open position,
the under surface of the tether, that is attached to the bottom layer of the hinged lid, extending in a first direction that is parallel to the hinge edge in the open position of the hinged lid, and
the under surface of the tether, that is attached to the bottom layer of the hinged lid, extending in a second direction that intersects the longitudinal plane of the sleeve and the bottom layer of the hinged lid in the open position of the hinged lid,
the second direction being non-parallel with the bottom layer of the hinged lid.

US Pat. No. 10,364,071

REUSABLE MAGNETIC BOTTLE CLOSURES, METHODS, AND SYSTEMS

1. A drinking bottle closure comprisinga sealing portion operative to alternately fit disposable plastic beverage bottles having different bottle opening sizes, the sealing portion comprising a sealing surface and a non-magnetic retention feature, the sealing surface operative to sealingly engage a bottle opening of each of the disposable plastic beverage bottles, and the non-magnetic retention feature operative to impart an upward contact force to the respective disposable plastic beverage bottle to resist removal of the closure body in an upward direction from said sealing engagement of the sealing surface with the respective bottle opening;
an upper side configured to bear identifying indicia;
a lower end; and
a magnet retained vertically proximate to the lower end of the bottle closure and disposed to be isolated from fluid communication with the interior of the respective plastic beverage bottle when the sealing portion sealingly engages the respective bottle opening, the magnet operative to hold the lower end of the bottle closure against a magnetically attracted storage surface so that the upper side faces away from the storage surface.

US Pat. No. 10,364,070

METAL CLOSURE WITH LOW PRESSURE ENGAGEMENT LUGS

Silgan White Cap LLC, Do...

1. A container assembly comprising:a container including a polymeric body and a polymeric neck, the polymeric neck including a plurality of threads;
a closure comprising:
a top panel;
a skirt extending downwards from an outer periphery of the top panel;
a lower edge defining a lower portion of the skirt;
five lugs spaced apart and extending radially inwards towards a center of the closure along a periphery of the lower edge, the lugs being formed from a metallic material;
each of the lugs having a length of at least 0.5 inches as measured in a circumferential direction, and having a first end and a second end, the width of the lug as measured in a radial direction being greater at the first end than at the second end;
a gasket extending about a portion of a lower surface of the top panel corresponding to a location of the closure configured to overlie an upper rim of the container neck when the closure is secured to the container neck;
wherein the gasket is configured to provide an air-tight seal between the closure and the container when the closure is secured to the container neck;
wherein the container is configured to be filled with food or beverage contents and withstand temperatures of up to 275° F. when the container filled with contents undergoes a hot-fill, steam retort, pasteurization or sterilization process;
wherein the lugs are located at positions about the lower edge such that a midpoint of each lug is spaced approximately 72 degrees±1 degree from a midpoint of an adjacent lug as measured from a center of the closure; and
wherein the plurality of lugs occupy at least 25% of the perimeter of the lower edge.

US Pat. No. 10,364,069

DEVICE FOR PACKAGING AND DISPENSING A PRODUCT

1. A device for packaging and dispensing a product, particularly a cosmetic product, comprising:a body of a receptacle; and
a dispensing head welded onto the body,
wherein one of the body and the dispensing head including a layer of a mixture of polypropylene and polyethylene, the other of the body and the dispensing head being constituted of polypropylene,
wherein the polyethylene of the mixture of polypropylene and polyethylene being present to the extent of 20 to 50%,
wherein the entire body of the receptacle is produced as a single layer only of the mixture of polypropylene and polyethylene,
wherein the entirety of the dispensing head is constituted of only polypropylene,
wherein the dispensing head includes a base, the base having a dispensing opening formed therethrough from a planar top surface of the base to a bottom surface of the base to dispense the product from an interior of the device to an exterior of the device,
wherein a plane that extends along the planar top surface of the base also extends through the dispensing opening,
wherein the base includes a first and a second reinforcing rib arranged on either side of and spaced apart from said opening, the first and the second reinforcing ribs are spaced apart from each other and discontinuous along a perimeter of the planar top surface of the base,
wherein the plane that extends along the planar top surface is tilted at an angle of about 15 degrees with respect to a plane transversely intersecting a longitudinal axis of the body,
wherein at least a portion of the first and second reinforcing ribs extend upwards in a longitudinal direction of the receptacle body from the top surface of the base on a first side of the plane, and
wherein the receptacle body is located on a second side of the plane which is opposite to the first side of the plane.

US Pat. No. 10,364,068

HALLOWEEN BAG WITH POP-UP SURPRISE

1. A pop-up mechanism, comprising:a container for holding items therein, said container having an opening through which a user of the container can place the items inside the container;
a pop-up object located inside said container below said opening and in a position generally hidden from view;
a mechanism responsive to actuation by the user of said container for moving said pop-up object from the hidden position to a position adjacent the opening of said container where said pop-up object can be seen; and
said mechanism including a band located around at least half of the opening of said container, and at least one finger tab attached to said band so that when a user of said container moves said finger tab, the band twists, and the pop-up object is operatively connected to said band so that the twisting movement of said band moves the pop-up object from the hidden position to the position in which the pop-up object can be seen.

US Pat. No. 10,364,064

PALLET WITH SKIRT

Menasha Corporation, Nee...

1. A skirt system for use with displaying goods in a store comprising:a generally rectangular support pad that can be positioned on top of a pallet support surface, the support pad including a first upwardly directed flange connected along a first side of the pad;
a skirt having four sides forming a first rectangular opening at a top portion and a second rectangular opening at a bottom portion, the skirt including a first internally formed pocket at a top portion of a first side of the skirt, wherein the first internally formed pocket includes a downwardly facing opening formed between an inner surface of the first side of the skirt and a sheet of material connected to the first side of the skirt and wherein the downwardly facing opening of the first pocket is positioned to engage the first flange on the support pad.

US Pat. No. 10,364,058

REVERSE TUCK LOCK

INNOVATIVE DESIGN CONCEPT...

1. A container comprising:a first panel having a first engagement feature;
a second panel having a second engagement feature; and
a third panel having a third engagement feature,
wherein said first panel is folded against said second panel and said first engagement feature of said first panel is engaged with said second engagement feature of said second panel, thereby effectively locking the container in a three-dimensional configuration,
wherein said first engagement feature of said first panel is engaged with said third engagement feature of said third panel so as to prevent said first engagement feature from disengaging from said second engagement feature, and
wherein said third engagement feature is displaced from said second engagement feature when the container is locked in the three-dimensional configuration,
wherein said first engagement feature comprises a tab member and said second engagement feature comprises a tab slot defined by said second panel, said tab slot being configured to selectively receive said tab member so as to allow said tab member to extend into an interior area of the container such that an outer surface of said tab member can be folded against an inner surface of said second panel, thereby moving said tab member to a locked configuration, and
wherein said third panel extends from a bottom edge of said first panel and wherein said third engagement feature comprises a terminal slot defined by said third panel, said terminal slot being positioned adjacent to said bottom edge of said first panel and being configured to receive a distal end of said tab member when said tab member is in the locked configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,364,055

PACKAGING MACHINE AND METHOD

ULMA PACKAGING TECHNOLOGI...

1. A packaging machine configured to operate intermittently between an operating mode and a displacement mode, the packaging machine configured to produce individual sealed packages containing a product, the package machine comprising:a first film feed assembly configured to feed a first film to the packaging machine;
a thermoforming machine configured to produce from the first film a plurality of side-by-side containers, each of the containers including non-formed areas that continue to exists through the production of the individual sealed packages;
a second film feed assembly configured to feed a second film to the packaging machine, the second film feed assembly located downstream the first film feed assembly,
a sealing station that is configured to receive the plurality of containers, the sealing station configured to seal the second film to the non-formed areas of the containers to obtain a plurality of sealed packages;
a punch configured to produce one or more holes and/or notches in the non-formed areas of the containers, the punch being located between the thermoforming station and the sealing station so that air may be evacuated from the containers through the one or more holes and/or notches inside the sealing station;
a cutting station located downstream the sealing station, the cutting station comprising a plurality of cutting blades that are configured to separate the plurality of sealed packages into individual sealed packages by a cutting of the non-formed areas through the one or more holes and/or notches; and
a first displacement assembly located downstream of the sealing station and upstream the cutting station, the first displacement assembly configured to move the plurality of sealed packages in the downstream direction toward the cutting station when the packaging machine is in displacement mode, the first displacement assembly including a moveable support and a fixed support that is spaced apart from the moveable support and located downstream the moveable support, the moveable support configured to move back-and-forth in a straight line between a first position and a second position on a stationary elongate guide extending between the moveable support and fixed support, the second position being located downstream the first position and being located nearer the fixed support than the first position, the moveable support supporting one or more hold-down plates that are configured to press against only the non-formed areas of the containers and linearly move the plurality of sealed packages downstream away from the sealing station from an initial position to an end position when the moveable support is linearly moved from the first position to the second position, the initial position and the end position respectively corresponding to the first and second positions of the moveable support, the one or more hold-down plates of the moveable support being configured to not press against the non-formed areas of the containers and linearly return with the moveable support to the first position upon the plurality of sealed packages having been placed in the end position, the one or more hold-down plates of the moveable support being moveable between a first vertical position in which the one or more hold-down plates do not press against the non-formed areas of the containers, and a second vertical position in which the one or more hold-down plates of the moveable support press against the non-formed areas of the containers.

US Pat. No. 10,364,054

M-SHAPED FULLY AUTOMATIC WINDING MACHINE

HANGZHOU YOUNGSUN INTELLI...

1. An M-shaped winding machine, provided with a base, a rotatable M-shaped turntable and an upright post, the upright post is provided with a film frame lifting device which is driven to work by a first electric motor, the film frame lifting device is at one side of the upright post; wherein, the M-shaped winding machine is provided with a main controller; the M-shaped winding machine is further provided with a film clamping device, the film clamping device is provided on the M-shaped turntable, is driven to work by a second electric motor and uses a storage battery as a power source; a secondary controller for controlling the second electric motor is also provided on the M-shaped turntable, is in a communication connection with the main controller via wireless data and is controlled by the main controller; a film clamping working position of the film clamping device is in front of the upright post when the M-shaped turntable turns to an angle of an original position; the M-shaped winding machine is also provided with a storage battery charging connection device comprising a turntable upper part and a turntable outer part, the turntable upper part is mounted on the M-shaped turntable and the M-shaped turntable is mounted on the base next to the M-shaped turntable, when the M-shaped turntable turns to an angle of a charging position, the turntable upper part and the turntable outer part of the storage battery charging connection device can be electrically connected, the turntable outer part is connected with the power source, and the turntable upper part transmits electricity to the storage battery for charging; the first electric motor of the M-shaped turntable is also connected with the main controller, and controlled by the main controller.

US Pat. No. 10,364,052

INVENTORY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

1. An inventory management system, comprising:a floor-based weighing subsystem comprising a sensor arrangement including at least one weight sensor functionally associated with a load carrying unit supporting a load having an associated weight, the load carrying unit deployed at the floor of a retail display area, and the weight sensor determining the weight of the load; and
a load status subsystem comprising a load status determination engine including at least one processor coupled to a storage medium, the load status determination engine configured to:
receive, from the floor-based weighing subsystem, the weight of the load determined by the weight sensor,
determine a loading status of the load carrying unit based on the received weight of the load,
send a request to replace the load carrying unit in response to at least one event, wherein the at least one event includes the determined loading status of the load carrying unit satisfying a threshold criterion, and
determine a load depletion rate based on the determined loading status.

US Pat. No. 10,364,043

PASSIVE AIRCRAFT COOLING SYSTEMS AND METHODS

1. An aircraft comprising:(i) an aircraft fuselage defining a pressurized fuselage section and an unpressurized air supply stream, wherein the pressurized fuselage section is pressurized to establish a fuselage internal pressurized aircraft cabin providing a source of pressurized air internal to the aircraft fuselage, and wherein the a unpressurized air supply stream is provided by a source of unpressurized air external to the aircraft fuselage and the aircraft cabin established therein when the pressurized fuselage section is pressurized, and
(ii) a passive on-board cooling system comprising: multiple on-board heat sources within the aircraft cabin;
a combined evaporator and receiver which contains a liquid phase working fluid which changes state to a vapor phase working fluid in response to heat transferred to the liquid phase working fluid from the multiple heat sources;
multiple heat-transfer conduits each being in heat-exchange relationship with respective ones of the multiple on-board heat sources, wherein each of the heat-transfer conduits includes a portion which extends through the combined evaporator and receiver so that an external surface thereof is positioned below a liquid level of the liquid phase working fluid contained by the combined evaporator and receiver to thereby be surrounded by and immersed in the liquid phase working fluid in the combined evaporator and receiver;
first and second condensers which are in fluid connection with the combined evaporator and receiver to receive the vapor phase working fluid from the combined evaporator and receiver, wherein
the first condenser is operatively integrated with the aircraft fuselage so as to be in a ductless heat-exchange relationship with the unpressurized air supply stream from the source of unpressurized air external to the aircraft fuselage, and wherein
the second condenser is operatively associated with the pressurized fuselage section so as to be in heat-exchange relationship with a pressurized air supply stream from the source of pressurized air internal to the aircraft cabin, wherein
at least a portion of the vapor phase working fluid transferred to the first and second condensers is condensed by heat transfer between the first and second condensers and the unpressurized and pressurized air supply streams, respectively, to thereby form the liquid phase working fluid which returns to the combined evaporator and receiver by virtue of the fluid connection with the first and second condensers.

US Pat. No. 10,364,039

DEFORMABLE CLIPS FOR AN AIRCRAFT FUEL SYSTEMS

Bell Helicopter Textron I...

16. An aircraft comprising:an airframe; and
a fuel system comprising:
a fuel cell having a plurality of sides including a first side; and
at least one deformable clip having a secured end and a free end, the secured end coupled to the first side of the fuel cell, the free end overlapping the airframe such that the first side of the fuel cell is positioned adjacent to the airframe;
wherein, the at least one deformable clip is deformable to allow the fuel cell to move independently of the airframe in response to an impact of the aircraft, thereby protecting the fuel cell from damage resulting from the impact.

US Pat. No. 10,364,035

SYNERGETIC NOISE ABSORPTION AND ANTI-ICING FOR AIRCRAFTS

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. An apparatus comprising:a first skin of an aircraft, wherein the first skin comprises:
a porous facesheet;
a backsheet;
a porous septum disposed between the porous facesheet and the backsheet;
a first air volume disposed between the facesheet and the septum; and
a second air volume disposed between the septum and the backsheet, wherein the porous septum is configured to attenuate noise by changing a speed of sound and/or an air pressure around a vicinity of the septum via increasing a temperature of the porous septum;
an inductive coil configured to be electromagnetically coupled to the facesheet and the septum to increase a temperature of the facesheet and the septum due to the electromagnetic coupling, wherein the inductive coil is configured to operate at a first frequency to heat the facesheet and operate at a second frequency to heat the septum; and
a non-porous second skin of the aircraft, wherein:
the second skin comprises a first ferromagnetic metal; and
the second skin at least partly defines a cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,364,034

CIRCUITRY FOR TESTING INFLATABLE PERSONAL RESTRAINT SYSTEMS

AmSafe, Inc., Phoenix, A...

1. An electronics module assembly configured to control the inflation of an airbag in an aircraft, comprising:a battery;
a crash sensor;
a control circuit for selectively completing a first current path from the battery through an ignitor upon receipt of a signal from the crash sensor, wherein current in the first current path activates the ignitor and causes the airbag to inflate;
a test circuit for selectively completing a second current path that is different from the first current path, wherein the second current path conducts current from the battery through the ignitor to test an electrical connection between the battery and the ignitor, wherein the second current path includes a resistor in the second current with a resistance selected to limit the current in the second current path to a level that prevents the ignitor from activating when the second current path is completed; and
one or more visual indicators that are selectively enabled to provide a visual status of the ability of the electronics module assembly to inflate the airbag.

US Pat. No. 10,364,033

TABLE APPARATUS

ADIENT AEROSPACE LLC, Ki...

1. A table apparatus comprising:a table device;
a table support structure connected to said table device, said table support structure comprising a carrier structure and a table support linkage, said carrier structure being connected to said table support linkage via a single pivot connection, wherein said table device is pivotable about only said single pivot connection;
a track structure;
a guide track; and
a guide pin arranged in said guide track, said guide pin being connected to said carrier structure, wherein said carrier structure is movably mounted to said track structure such that said carrier structure moves in a linear direction and said guide pin moves in said guide track when said carrier structure moves in said linear direction.

US Pat. No. 10,364,031

TOUCHSCREEN TABLET COMPUTING DEVICE SUPPORT

ATLAS DIVERTISSEMENT INC....

1. A tablet computing device support for use by a user seated on an airplane behind a seat having a folding table, comprising:a main body;
a bottom support element positioned at a bottom end of the main body;
at least two lateral support members positioned on opposite sides of the main body, each of the at least two lateral support members including a lateral support element; and
at least one securing member configured to be inserted between the folding table in the upright position and the seat in front of the user in order to secure the tablet computing device support to the folding table;
wherein the bottom support element and the at least two lateral support elements are configured to receive therebetween and secure a tablet computing device to the tablet computing device support.

US Pat. No. 10,364,030

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR USER INTERACTION AND FEEDBACK VIA CONTROL OF TETHER

Wing Aviation LLC, Mount...

1. A method comprising:determining, by a control system, one or more operational parameters of a motor for a winch disposed in an aerial vehicle, wherein the winch comprises a tether and a spool;
detecting, by the control system, in the one or more operational parameters, an operational pattern of the motor that is indicative of an intentional user-interaction with the tether;
based on the detected operational pattern of the motor that is indicative of the intentional user-interaction with the tether, determining, by the control system, a motor response process; and
operating, by the control system, the motor in accordance with the determined motor response process.

US Pat. No. 10,364,027

CRISSCROSS BOUSTROPHEDONIC FLIGHT PATTERNS FOR UAV SCANNING AND IMAGING

Loveland Innovations, LLC...

1. An unmanned autonomous vehicle (UAV) assessment system for scanning at least a portion of a structure, comprising:at least one sensor to capture scan data of at least a portion of a structure at multiple locations during an implemented flight pattern; and
a flight pattern control system to cause the UAV to navigate a crisscross boustrophedonic flight pattern relative to the structure during which the at least one sensor is used to capture the scan data, the crisscross boustrophedonic flight pattern comprising at least:
a first boustrophedonic flight pattern comprising a first set of passes over the structure at a first orientation to enable model rendering of at least the portion of the structure,
a second boustrophedonic flight pattern comprising a second set of passes over the structure at a second orientation, wherein the first orientation of the first set of passes of the first boustrophedonic flight pattern are at an angle relative to the second orientation of the second set of passes of the second boustrophedonic flight pattern to enable enhanced model rendering of at least the portion of the structure, and
wherein altitudes of the first and second boustrophedonic flight patterns are selected to capture scan data with functionally equivalent resolution for each location relative to the structure at a fixed field of view.

US Pat. No. 10,364,026

TRACK AND TETHER VEHICLE POSITION ESTIMATION

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A system comprising:an unmanned aerial vehicle (“UAV”);
an elongated track that defines a pathway;
a shuttle slidably engaged with the track to move along the pathway, wherein the shuttle comprises a shuttle motor that is configured to move the shuttle along the pathway in response to a central processor determining a position of the UAV relative to the shuttle and in response to tension in a tethering line caused by a pulling force associated with movement of the UAV;
a tether mechanism coupled to the shuttle, the tether mechanism comprising:
a rotatable spool;
the tethering line having a first end collected about the rotatable spool and a second end coupled to the UAV, the rotatable spool configured to extend the tethering line as the rotatable spool is rotated in an extending direction and to retract the tethering line as the rotatable spool is rotated in a retracting direction;
an angle sensor configured to detect an angle of the tethering line in relation to the shuttle and output an angle signal associated with the angle; and
a distance sensor configured to detect a length of the tethering line extended from the rotatable spool and output a length signal associated with the length; and
a central processor comprising:
one or more processors; and
memory to store computer-executable instructions that, when executed, cause the one or more processors to perform operations comprising:
generate, based at least partly on the angle signal, angle data;
generate, based at least partly on the length signal, length data; and
determine, based at least upon the angle data and the length data, the position of the UAV relative to the shuttle.

US Pat. No. 10,364,023

AIRCRAFT PROVIDED WITH A BUOYANCY SYSTEM, AND A BUOYANCY METHOD

AIRBUS HELICOPTERS, Marg...

1. An aircraft having an airframe that extends longitudinally along an anteroposterior plane, the airframe extending transversely from a left side to a right side, and in elevation from a bottom to a top, the aircraft having a buoyancy system, the buoyancy system being provided with at least one pair of two floats, two distinct floats of a pair being arranged transversely on opposite sides of the anteroposterior plane, wherein the buoyancy system is provided for each float with at least one slide mounted to slide relative to a rail, each rail extending in elevation along a skin of the airframe, each slide being attached to a corresponding float, each float is movable in elevation from a bottom position to a top position by each slide sliding along a rail, each float presenting a center of gravity present in a top plane perpendicular to the anteroposterior plane when in the top position, and in a bottom plane when in the bottom position, the bottom plane being parallel to the top plane and being situated below the top plane when the aircraft presents a roll angle of zero, the buoyancy system including, for each float a blocking system for blocking each float by default in the bottom position, and for only blocking the floats present on one of the sides of the aircraft in the top position under a predetermined condition.

US Pat. No. 10,364,021

AIRCRAFT HAVING AN AFT ENGINE AND STABILIZER ROOT FILLET

General Electric Company,...

1. A boundary layer ingestion fan assembly for mounting to an aft end of a fuselage of an aircraft, the aircraft defining a longitudinal direction, a vertical direction, and a lateral direction, the boundary layer ingestion fan assembly comprising:a fan rotatable about a central axis of the boundary layer ingestion fan assembly, the fan comprising a plurality of fan blades;
a nacelle surrounding the plurality of fan blades of the fan, the nacelle defining an inlet, the inlet extending substantially around the fuselage of the aircraft when the boundary layer ingestion fan is mounted at the aft end of the aircraft; and
a stabilizer assembly comprising:
a stabilizer extending between a root portion and a tip portion and extending between a leading edge and a trailing edge along the longitudinal direction, the stabilizer being mounted to the fuselage at the root portion; and
a root fillet extending between the stabilizer and the fuselage, the root fillet defining a flow directing surface configured for urging a flow of boundary layer air upward along the vertical direction; and
an airflow modifying element configured for directing or reducing swirl in the flow of boundary layer air, the airflow modifying element protruding from a surface of the root fillet and positioned in a plane perpendicular to the longitudinal direction.

US Pat. No. 10,364,020

PITCH CHANGE MECHANISM FOR A BLADED ROTOR

ROLLS-ROYCE plc, London ...

1. A pitch change mechanism for a bladed rotor comprising:a driving sleeve having, in axial sequence, a first helical connection portion and a second helical connection portion;
a drive shaft, the driving sleeve being positioned concentric with and surrounding the drive shaft;
a first pitch-changing element having a first end drivingly engaged with the first helical connection portion, and a first ring gear portion at a second opposite end;
a second pitch-changing element having a first end drivingly engaged with the second helical connection portion, and a second ring gear portion at a second opposite end; and
a plurality of blade drive gears arranged in a circumferential array around a longitudinal axis of the drive shaft,
the first pitch-changing element being positioned axially adjacent to the second pitch-changing element, and being positioned on a same side of the driving sleeve, with the first ring gear portion facing the second ring gear portion,
wherein the first end of the first pitch-changing element that is drivingly engaged with the first helical connection portion is on a same radial side of the driving sleeve as the first end of the second pitch-changing element that is drivingly engaged with the second helical connection portion, and
wherein the first and second pitch-changing elements are positioned concentrically over the driving sleeve, such that axial movement of the driving sleeve causes the first helical connection portion to rotate the first pitch-changing element in a first rotational direction, and simultaneously causes the second helical connection portion to rotate the second pitch-changing element in an opposite second rotational direction, with the contra-rotation of the first and second pitch-changing elements causing a rotation of the plurality of blade drive gears positioned between and meshingly coupled to each of the first ring gear portion and the second ring gear portion.

US Pat. No. 10,364,018

COUPLING DEVICE, WING ASSEMBLY FOR AN AIRCRAFT COMPRISING SUCH COUPLING DEVICE AND AIRCRAFT COMPRISING SUCH WING ASSEMBLY

Airbus Defence and Space ...

1. A coupling device for supporting a first component against a second component of an aircraft wherein the first component and the second component are movable relative to each other and exposed to aerodynamic loads, the coupling device being configured for passive flight load alleviation and comprising:a housing comprising a chamber, wherein the chamber comprises a first portion and a second portion and is filled with a fluid;
a piston device movably arranged in the chamber, wherein the piston device separates the first portion from the second portion in a fluid tight manner, a first fluid pathway connecting the first portion to the second portion and defined by at least one wall of the housing;
a first pressure relief valve arranged in the first fluid pathway, wherein the first pressure relief valve is configured to block the first fluid pathway, if the pressure in the second portion is smaller than a first relief pressure, and to open the first fluid pathway, if the pressure in the second portion is greater than the first relief pressure.

US Pat. No. 10,364,017

STRUCTURAL COMPONENT

AIRBUS OPERATIONS LIMITED...

1. A structural component for an aircraft, comprising:a body with a first surface and a lug that extends out of the first surface, wherein the body and lug comprise a composite material and are integrally formed, and wherein the lug comprises a first element that extends at an angle from the first surface of the body and a second element that extends at an angle from a second surface that is at an angle to the first surface,
wherein the lug comprises a first flap of material that is folded out of the first surface at a first end of the body to form the first element, and a second flap of material that is folded out of the second surface at a second opposing end of the body to form the second element, and
wherein the first and second elements are integrally formed.

US Pat. No. 10,364,015

KICKED SPARS FOR RUDDER AND ELEVATOR APPLICATIONS

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. An aerodynamic structure for an aircraft, the aerodynamic structure comprising:a control surface;
a spar extending along at least a portion of a forward edge of the control surface, wherein the spar includes a plurality of bends along a direction of extension along the control surface; and
a fitting coupled to and extending from the spar, the fitting being at least one of a hinge fitting or an actuator fitting.

US Pat. No. 10,364,014

MULTILAYER FLOOR COVERING

GERFLOR, Villeurbanne (F...

1. A multilayer floor covering comprising:a layer A of reinforcing fibers, the layer A made of (i) polyester or phenolic resin and (ii) fiberglass;
an adhesive layer B;
an underside layer C;
a reinforcing layer D, free of reinforcing fibers, the layer D made of PETG and/or PET;
a surface layer E.

US Pat. No. 10,364,013

SHIP

1. A ship comprising:a storage tank configured to store liquefied gas (LNG);
a first engine configured to consume LNG at a first pressure;
a second engine configured to consume LNG at a second pressure lower than the first pressure;
a boil-off gas supply line configured to discharge boil-off gas from the storage tank;
at least two compressors installed in parallel to each other and downstream the boil-off gas supply line, wherein the at least two compressors are configured to receive boil-off gas discharged from the storage tank and to compress the boil-off gas to provide compressed boil-off gas;
a splitter comprising two or more valves and configured to receive the compressed boil-off gas from the at least two compressors and to split the compressed boil-off gas into at least three flows of the compressed boil-off gas;
a first line configured to receive a first flow of the at least three flows of the compressed boil-off gas and to process the first flow of the compressed boil-off gas for returning to the at least two compressors;
a second line configured to receive a second flow of the at least three flows of the compressed boil-off gas and to process the second flow of the compressed boil-off gas for returning to the storage tank;
a third line configured to send a third flow of the at least three flows of the compressed boil-off gas to the first engine;
a first heat exchanger configured to cool the second flow of the compressed boil-off gas with the boil-off gas discharged from the storage tank;
a first expander installed on the first line and configured to expand and cool the first flow of the compressed boil-off gas flowing through the first line;
a second heat exchanger configured to cool the second flow of the compressed boil-off gas flowing downstream the first heat exchanger with the first flow of the compressed boil-off gas that has been cooled at the first expander;
a second expander installed on the second line downstream the second heat exchanger and configured to expand the second flow of the compressed boil-off gas that has been cooled at the second heat exchanger to cause liquefaction of at least part of the second flow; and
a fourth line branched off the second line at a branch-off point downstream the first heat exchanger and configured to send a portion of the second flow as a fourth flow toward the second engine; and
a third expander installed on the fourth line and configured to expand and cool the fourth flow in the fourth line,
wherein the fourth line downstream the third expander passes through the first heat exchanger such that the fourth flow heat exchanges with the second flow upstream the branch-off point in addition to the boil-off gas discharged from the storage tank,
wherein the third expander is configured such that pressure of the fourth flow is adjusted for supplying the fourth flow to the second engine downstream the first heat exchanger and further such that the fourth flow downstream the third expander cools the second flow upstream the branch-off point along with the boil-off gas discharged from the storage tank.

US Pat. No. 10,364,012

EXHAUST SYSTEM FOR MARINE ENGINE

Indmar Products Company I...

1. A marine engine exhaust system comprising:first and second exhaust manifolds, each of said first and second exhaust manifolds being a unitary member and comprising a generally horizontally oriented first portion adapted to be secured to an engine, an elbow portion downstream of the first portion and a generally vertically oriented second portion downstream of the elbow portion and above the elbow portion, the generally vertically oriented second portion of the first exhaust manifold being adapted to receive and retain a first catalytic converter having a central axis and the generally vertically oriented second portion of the second exhaust manifold being adapted to receive and retain a second catalytic converter having a central axis, each of said first and second exhaust manifolds having an inner member and an outer member so as to define a manifold liquid cooling passage between the inner and outer members of the respective exhaust manifold, wherein the central axes of the first and second catalytic converters extend towards each other in an upward direction;
the first catalytic converter resting on a first shelf located inside the second portion of the first exhaust manifold and the second catalytic converter resting on a second shelf located inside the second portion of the second exhaust manifold;
first and second risers, each of said first and second risers comprising an inlet portion and a turn portion, the inlet portion of the first riser being secured to an outlet end of the first exhaust manifold and the inlet portion of the second riser being secured to an outlet end of the second exhaust manifold, each of the first and second risers comprising an inner tube and an outer tube surrounding the inner tube so as to define a riser liquid cooling passage between the inner and outer tubes of the respective riser, wherein the first riser and its respective inner tube directs exhaust gases away from the first manifold and the second riser and its respective inner tube directs exhaust gases away from the second manifold;
a Y-pipe having first and second inlet legs and an outlet leg, one of the first and second inlet legs of the Y-pipe being coupled to one of the first and second risers and the other of the first and second inlet lets of the Y-pipe being coupled to the other of the first and second risers; and
an exhaust outlet conduit, the outlet leg of the Y-pipe being coupled to the exhaust outlet conduit,
wherein cooling liquid is introduced into the manifold liquid cooling passage of each of the first and second exhaust manifolds via a cooling inlet, passes through the manifold liquid cooling passage of each of the first and second exhaust manifolds, enters the riser liquid cooling passage of each of the risers via a hose extending between a manifold fitting and a riser fitting, passes through each of the riser liquid cooling passages and enters the inlet legs of the Y-pipe in which the cooling liquid is mixed with the exhaust gases.

US Pat. No. 10,364,009

FUEL CELL WATERCRAFT

Suzuki Motor Corporation,...

1. A fuel cell watercraft comprising:a hull;
an electric motor serving as a power source adapted to generate propulsion of the hull;
a fuel cell unit adapted to supply electric power to the electric motor;
a hydrogen fuel tank adapted to supply hydrogen fuel to the fuel cell unit;
a secondary battery serving as an auxiliary power supply for the fuel cell unit; and
power regulation means for regulating the electric power supplied to the electric motor;
an outside-air introduction passage adapted to introduce outside air into the first storage space via a filter;
opening and closing means for opening and closing the outside-air introduction passage;
means for measuring cumulative operating time of the fuel cell unit; and
control means for making the opening and closing means perform an opening and closing action to introduce outside air into the first storage space via the filter when the cumulative operating time reaches a set value, wherein
the hull includes first and second storage spaces isolated from each other,
the first and second storage spaces include equipment hatches able to be opened and closed by lid members,
the fuel cell unit and the hydrogen fuel tank are housed in the first storage space, and the secondary battery and the power regulation means are housed in the second storage space.

US Pat. No. 10,363,998

AQUATIC VESSEL AND PADDLE

YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KAISHA, ...

10. A paddle comprising:a shaft;
a first blade disposed at a first end of the shaft; and
a control module disposed on the shaft, the control module including a controller and a wireless communication device that is configured to wirelessly transmit control signals to an external device and wirelessly receive control signals from the external device.

US Pat. No. 10,363,989

DUAL PURPOSE CYCLE

CHERUB CYCLE ENTERPRISE C...

1. A dual purpose cycle comprising:a frame unit;
a wheel unit including a front wheel rotatably mounted to said frame unit;
a hub unit surrounding an axis, extending through said front wheel, and including opposite mounting portions that are respectively disposed at two opposite sides of said front wheel, each of said mounting portions having
an end surface that faces oppositely of said front wheel, and
an engaging groove that is indented from said end surface along the axis, and that has a non-circular cross-section; and
two crank arm units, each of which includes an engaging member having a non-circular cross-section and removably and engagingly inserted into said engaging groove of a respective one of said mounting portions;
wherein each of said mounting portions of said hub unit further has an outer surface extending around said engaging groove, and an external thread formed on said outer surface and proximate to said end surface, and
each of said crank arm units further includes a nut rotatably disposed around said engaging member, having an internal thread, and engaging removably said external thread of a respective one of said mounting portions;
wherein said hub unit further includes a hollow axle extending through said front wheel,
said mounting portions of said hub unit are respectively and fittingly inserted into two opposite end portions of said hollow axle, and
said end surface and said external thread of each of said mounting portions are exposed from a respective one of said end portions;
wherein each of said crank arm units further includes a main arm portion, a hub connecting portion bent from said main arm portion to connect a respective one of said mounting portions, and a pedal connecting portion bent from said main arm portion and opposite to said hub connecting portion,
said engaging member is configured as a non-circular tube that fittingly sleeves around said hub connecting portion, and
said nut is configured as a cap nut that is disposed around said hub connecting portion, that is in abutment with said end surface of a respective one of the mounting portions, and that is in threaded engagement with said external thread of the respective one of said mounting portions.

US Pat. No. 10,363,988

REAR SUSPENSION SYSTEM FOR BICYCLES

668598 B.C. LTD., Burnab...

1. A bicycle having a rear wheel, said bicycle comprising:(a) a frame orientable in a vertical plane, said frame comprising a top tube, a down tube having a bottom bracket at a bottom end thereof for receiving a pedal assembly, and a seat tube coupled to said top tube and configured for receiving a seat post within an upper portion of said seat tube;
(b) a rear suspension for pivotably coupling said rear wheel to said frame;
(c) a rear shock absorber mounted on said frame; and
(d) a linkage pivotably mounted on said frame for coupling said rear suspension to said shock absorber for controlling the wheel path of said rear wheel,
wherein said upper portion of said seat tube comprises a linear tubular sleeve having an opening at an uppermost end thereof for receiving said seat post and wherein at least said upper portion of said seat tube has a longitudinal axis coaxial with said sleeve that intersects said down tube at a location spaced forwardly and upwardly from said bottom bracket,
wherein said upper portion of said seat tube configured to receive said seat post is of a sufficient length to enable at least 4 or more inches of adjustment of said seat post within said seat tube along said longitudinal axis to adjust the position of a seat saddle mounted on said seat post,
wherein said longitudinal axis of said seat tube extends at an angle within the range of 50-75° relative to a horizontal plane passing through said bottom bracket perpendicular to said vertical plane, and
wherein said longitudinal axis extends tangentially relative to the most forwardly intrusive position of said rear wheel and said rear suspension when said rear suspension is under full compression.

US Pat. No. 10,363,985

HOLDER

Abus August Bremicker Soh...

1. A holder for a two-wheeler accessory, comprisinga base body that defines a contact surface which the two-wheeler accessory contacts when it is received in the holder; and
one or more pivot clips that each comprise a holding limb and a lever limb and that are pivotable about a pivot axis beyond a dead center position, in which the lever limb extends substantially in parallel to the contact surface, between a release position and a securing position to allow a reception of the two-wheeler accessory in the holder or a removal of the two-wheeler accessory from the holder in the release position and to block the two-wheeler accessory against a removal from the holder in the securing position when said two-wheeler accessory is received in the holder, and
a spring apparatus that acts on the respective lever limb and that is configured to preload the respective pivot clip into the release position at one side of the dead center position and into the securing position at the other side of the dead center position.

US Pat. No. 10,363,982

BICYCLE SEAT BAG ATTACHMENT SYSTEM

Revelate Designs LLC, An...

1. A bicycle seat-mountable storage system, comprising:a storage bag;
a rigid mounting base attached to the storage bag and including one or more elongate hollow retaining sleeves;
a clamp apparatus including:
a fixed member having a proximal side defining a long axis and shaped to rest against a pair of bicycle saddle rails in a stable configuration when compressed against the rails, and a distal side including a pair of protrusions extending away from the proximal side with an aperture formed in each protrusion, wherein the apertures are aligned with each other and collectively define an axis parallel to the long axis of the proximal side;
a pair of cantilever arms which are rotatable between a mounting position in which the cantilever arms are configured to fit between the saddle rails and a clamping position in which the cantilever arms are configured to overlap the saddle rails, and
one or more adjustment members configured to adjust a distance between the cantilever arms and the fixed member and thereby to selectively clamp the saddle rails between the cantilever arms and the fixed member; and
an elongate rigid pin configured to be passed through the apertures of the fixed member and one of the retaining sleeves of the mounting base, thereby attaching the storage bag to the clamp apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,363,978

SPLIT CHASSIS SYSTEM

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. A split chassis system, comprising:a first chassis base portion that is configured to house a first component and that includes a first chassis front face, a first chassis rear face that is opposite the first chassis base portion from the first chassis front face, and at least one first chassis wall extending between the first chassis front face and the first chassis rear face, wherein the at least one first chassis wall includes a first chassis coupling member;
a second chassis base portion that is configured to house a second component and that includes a second chassis front face, a second chassis rear face that is opposite the second chassis base portion from the second chassis front face, and at least one second chassis wall extending between the second chassis front face and the second chassis rear face,
wherein the at least one second chassis wall includes a second chassis coupling member, and
wherein the second chassis rear face is positioned adjacent the first chassis front face such that the first chassis coupling member is coupled to the second chassis coupling member; and
a leveling subsystem that is coupled to the first chassis base portion and the second chassis base portion, wherein the leveling subsystem aligns the first chassis base portion and the second chassis base portion such that the first chassis base portion and the second chassis base portion substantially maintain coplanarity when the first chassis coupling member is coupled to the second chassis coupling member.

US Pat. No. 10,363,974

CONTAINER APPARATUS INCLUDING A SANDWICH STRUCTURE

Celltech Metals Inc., Se...

1. A transportation container apparatus comprising:at least one core sheet including alternating peaks and valleys, raised ridges spanning between adjacent of the peaks, top lands of the peaks being larger than the ridges;
outer sheets attached to and sandwiching the at least one core sheet therebetween, the outer sheets spanning across the peaks and valleys of the at least one core sheet;
a connector attached to and located at least partially between the outer sheets, the connector being elongated to extend at least a majority of a width or length of the outer sheets;
a trailer floor attached on top of an uppermost one of the outer sheets; and
a fastener securing the floor to the uppermost outer sheet, the uppermost outer sheet being metal.

US Pat. No. 10,363,958

ELECTRIC POWER STEERING MODE DETERMINATION AND TRANSITIONING

STEERING SOLUTIONS IP HOL...

1. An electric power steering system comprising:an advance driver assist module configured to:
determine an operation mode that indicates a level of autonomous driving, the operation mode being a first operation mode from a plurality of levels of autonomous driving comprising at least a fully automated operation mode, a semi-automated operation mode, and a non-automated operation mode;
detect a change from the first operation mode to a second operation mode; and
transition performance of the electric power steering system from the first operation mode to the second operation mode, the transitioning comprising:
determining a blend factor for adjusting the performance of the electric power steering system that is operating using a first calibration factor of the first operation mode to a second calibration factor of the second operation mode, the blend factor based on a vehicle speed;
scaling the second calibration factor using the blend factor; and
generating a steering system command using the scaled second calibration factor.

US Pat. No. 10,363,951

CHILD RESTRAINT FOR CHILD SEAT

Safe-Strap Company, LLC, ...

1. A restraint device for restraining a child occupant of a child seat, comprising:an adjustable restraint member being located above and that extends in a same direction as a front edge of the child seat and movably positionable in a downward and upward direction respectively toward and away from the front edge;
a retaining element for retaining the restraint member in a plurality of positions along a path of movement, the retaining element being configured to permit the restraint member to move in the downward direction with an application of a first amount of force and to resist movement in the upward direction upon application of a second amount of force that is greater than the first amount of force;
a position in the plurality of positions near a top of the path of movement, the position being configured with a retaining component that resists movement of the restraint member in the downward direction with a third amount of force that is less than the second amount of force and greater than the first amount of force; and
a release mechanism coupled to the retaining element and configured to be actuated to free the restraint member from being retained at a position along the path of movement.

US Pat. No. 10,363,942

LONGITUDINAL GUIDING DRIVER ASSISTANCE SYSTEM IN A MOTOR VEHICLE

Bayerische Motoren Werke ...

1. A longitudinally guiding driver assistance system in a motor vehicle, comprising:a map-based detection system that identifies upcoming events which result in a change in a maximum permissible maximum speed;
a functional unit that, if a relevant upcoming event is identified by the map-based detection system, causes output of a request notification to permit an automatic adjustment of a current maximum permissible maximum speed to a new maximum permissible maximum speed at a defined time before the relevant upcoming event is reached, wherein
the functional unit is configured to cause withdrawal of the output of the request notification if a manually triggered permission confirmation is identified or if a rejection is identified, and to cause withdrawal of the output of the request notification only after a location of the relevant upcoming event, as identified using the map-based detection system, has been passed if the manually triggered permission confirmation is not identified and if the rejection is not identified.

US Pat. No. 10,363,934

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR STARTING AN ENGINE USING A HYDRAULIC HYBRID DRIVETRAIN

Dana Italia S.R.L., Arco...

1. A series hydraulic hybrid driveline for a vehicle, comprising:a hydraulic circuit comprising a first hydraulic displacement unit in fluid communication with a second hydraulic displacement unit, the first hydraulic displacement unit having a variable hydraulic displacement and the first hydraulic displacement unit being drivingly engaged with an internal combustion engine;
a hydraulic accumulator assembly selectively fluidly connected to the hydraulic circuit, the hydraulic accumulator assembly comprising a high pressure hydraulic accumulator and a low pressure hydraulic accumulator; and
a hydraulic actuator adapted to control the hydraulic displacement of the first hydraulic displacement unit, the hydraulic actuator being in fluid communication with the hydraulic accumulator assembly and with the hydraulic circuit;
wherein the hydraulic actuator is in fluid communication with the hydraulic accumulator assembly and with the hydraulic circuit through a pilot pressure portion, the pilot pressure portion comprising shuttle valves adapted to select a greatest hydraulic pressure between a greatest hydraulic pressure in the hydraulic circuit and a greatest hydraulic pressure in the hydraulic accumulator assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,363,917

ENHANCED RAILWAY EQUIPMENT AND RELATED INTEGRATED SYSTEMS

DAVANAC INC., Dorval (Qu...

1. A method for indicating brake air pressure status in brake pipes of multiple interconnected train cars, the method comprising:providing at least one end-hose adapter per train car, each end-hose adapter comprising:
a housing comprising:
opposed ports connectable with a train car end hose and a brake pipe respectively;
an exterior surface; and
a channel extending between the opposed ports and being in fluid communication with brake air within the brake pipe;
a pressure sensor mounted to the housing and extending within the channel, the pressure sensor being configured to sense brake air pressure within the brake pipe and generate a brake air pressure signal;
a control unit operatively connected to the pressure sensor to receive the brake air pressure signal, and configured to generate control signals comprising:
a first control signal when the brake air pressure signal indicates a brake air pressure above a pre-determined pressure threshold; and
a second control signal when the brake air pressure signal indicates a brake air pressure below the pre-determined pressure threshold;
a light system mounted with respect to the exterior surface of the housing and configured to receive the control signals from the control unit and to display different colors in response to different control signals; and
a power source connected to the pressure sensor, the control unit, and the light system to provide power thereto;
operating each of the end-hose adapters to sense the corresponding brake air pressure within the corresponding brake pipe to which the end-hose adaptor is mounted such that:
when the brake air pressure in the brake pipe is above the pre-determined pressure threshold, the light system of the end-hose adapter is operated to display a first colour; and
when the brake air pressure in the brake pipe is below the pre-determined pressure threshold, the light system of the end-hose adapter is operated to display a second colour indicating air leakage in that brake pipe.

US Pat. No. 10,363,914

SELF-SEALING HYDRAULIC DEVICE

Lee Chi Enterprises Co., ...

1. A self-sealing hydraulic device comprising:a connecting assembly having
a hose with a channel therein; and
an adaptor having
a shell having
an axis;
a first end face;
a second end face;
a protrusion disposed adjacent to the second end face of the shell;
a fillet portion connected to the protrusion and contacted by an O-ring mounted on and around the protrusion;
an activity chamber formed inside the shell and having a bottom;
a first recess defined in the first end face;
a second recess defined in the second end face of the shell;
a bore defined in the bottom of the activity chamber, the activity chamber and the second recess communicating with each other via the bore;
a male fitting mounted in the shell, being moveable relative to the shell along the axis of the shell, and having
a first end;
a second end opposite the first end of the male fitting;
an abutting portion extending till the second end of the male fitting, passing through the bore, and extending out of the second recess;
a blocking portion disposed at the first end of the male fitting, received in the activity chamber, and capable of being blocked by the bottom of the activity chamber;
an axial hole radially defined through the abutting portion and disposed between the first end of the male fitting and the second end of the male fitting, and extending along the axis of the shell;
a radial hole orthogonally communicating with the axial hole and sealed by the shell; and
an indention formed in the abutting portion, disposed at the second end of the male fitting, and communicating with the radial hole via the axial hole;
a barb fitting connected to and communicating with both the shell and the hose;
wherein when the male fitting is mounted to the shell, the blocking portion abuts against the bottom of the activity chamber to block the bore and the activity chamber, and the radial hole is disposed in the bore; and
a hydraulic assembly being assembleable to the connecting assembly and having
a housing having
a hydraulic chamber; and
an assembling hole communicating with the hydraulic chamber via a through hole;
an elastic element disposed in the housing; and
a valve unit disposed inside the hydraulic chamber and driven by the elastic element to seal the through hole;
wherein when the connecting assembly is connected to the hydraulic assembly, the fillet portion pushes the O-ring to abut against a bottom of the assembling hole to prevent leakage from the housing;
when the connecting assembly is connected to the hydraulic assembly, the second end of the male fitting abuts against the valve unit, and the blocking portion is detached from the bottom of the activity chamber to make the bore communicate with the activity chamber;
wherein when the connecting assembly is connected to the hydraulic assembly, the adaptor is inserted in the assembling hole, and the male fitting and the valve unit drive each other mutually to make the radial hole and the through hole unsealed by the shell and the valve unit respectively and to make the connecting assembly and the hydraulic assembly communicate with each other; and
when the connecting assembly is detached from the hydraulic assembly, the adaptor moves out from the assembling hole, and the male fitting is detached from the valve unit to make the radial hoe and the through hole sealed by the shell and the valve unit respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,363,906

WIPER FOR LIQUID LEVEL SENSORS IN AUTOMOTIVE WASHER BOTTLE

ABC TECHNOLOGIES INC., T...

1. A sensor wiper for a sensor pin used for fluid level detection, the sensor wiper comprising:at least one swinging wiper having a wiper head for rotational association with a sensor pin, and an arcuate arm connected at a head end thereof to the wiper head; and
a plurality of inwardly directed radial elements associated with the wiper head for engagement with the sensor pin,
wherein sloshing action of fluids act upon the arcuate arm to move the wiper head, thereby causing the plurality of inwardly directed radial elements to engage and wipe the sensor pin.

US Pat. No. 10,363,905

WIPER BLADE

Pylon Manufacturing Corp....

1. A wiper blade comprising:an elongate wiper strip comprising a wiping lip, a wide portion, and an intermediate portion between the wiping lip and the wide portion, wherein the intermediate portion is narrower than the wide portion;
an elastic elongate backing element having a top portion from which two opposing, elongate legs descend, wherein each leg comprises an elongate claw that extends towards the opposite leg and having an end such that the ends of the claws of the two legs may define a gap sized to receive the intermediate portion of the wiper strip, such that the top portion, legs and claws define a wiper strip cavity and the wide portion of the wiper strip is disposed within the wiper strip cavity;
a mounting base that is capable of connecting the wiper blade to a wiper arm, and receiving a force from the wiper arm, wherein the mounting base is disposed on a section of the backing element such that the mounting base is capable of applying a force from the wiper arm to the backing element, and the backing element is capable of distributing the force along the length of the wiper strip; and
a first cover section extending from a first end of the mounting base to a first end of the backing element,
wherein the first end of the mounting base further comprises a projecting extension, and the first cover section is further provided with an extension recess, such that the projecting extension fits within, and is covered by the extension recess of the first cover section; and
wherein the mounting base further comprises a cover securing peg located on the projecting extension, and the first cover section further comprises a securing hole located in the extension recess, wherein the cover securing peg is located within the securing hole.

US Pat. No. 10,363,892

CRASH BOX AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION,...

1. A crash box comprising a longer-length metallic tubular body and a set plate including locking sections,the locking sections are individually formed as a part of the set plate,
the tubular body having a basic cross-sectional shape that is a polygon surrounded by a plurality of ridges extending in a first direction and a plurality of side wall portions, the tubular body including one or more groove portions in side wall portions on long sides that are substantially parallel to a major axis direction of the cross section, the groove portions extending in the first direction, and the tubular body including a curved portion molded integrally with the tubular body and outward flanges continuing to the curved portion at an end portion of the tubular body in the first direction,
the set plate being welded to an end of the tubular body having the outward flanges, and the locking sections being integral with the set plate and projecting upwardly from a surface of a portion of the set plate positioned within the tubular body,
wherein the locking sections of the set plate are butted against the curved portion of the tubular body.

US Pat. No. 10,363,886

THICK MOLDED TAPE PAD

ABC TECHNOLOGIES INC., T...

1. An exterior component for attachment to a vehicle surface, the exterior component comprising:a primary body having a pad support wall and a profile wall extending therefrom,
the profile wall defining an exterior profile of the exterior component, and presenting an exterior surface having an aesthetic finish,
the pad support wall being an elongate continuous structure that runs substantially an entire length of the exterior component,
the pad support wall including a continuous tape pad configured to receive an adhesive for bonding the exterior component to the vehicle surface, and
the pad support wall having a wall structure that is thickened relative to the profile wall; and
at least one clip mount to provide additional mechanical attachment to the vehicle surface.