US Pat. No. 10,556,602

CAR AIR CONDITIONING DUCT AND RAILCAR

KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIK...

1. A car air-conditioning duct configured to guide air to a suction side of an air conditioner mounted on a car or guide the air flowing from a blow-off side of the air conditioner mounted on the car, the car air-conditioning duct comprising:a duct wall having a tubular shape,
a plurality of duct fixtures, the duct wall being attached to the car by the plurality of duct fixtures,
the duct wall forming a duct outer surface and a duct inner surface,
the duct wall being made of a composite foamed resin material containing polystyrene resin and polyolefin resin,
a content ratio of the polystyrene resin and a content ratio of the polyolefin resin each having a gradient in a thickness direction of the duct wall,
the content ratio of the polyolefin resin being higher than the content ratio of the polystyrene resin at the duct outer surface and the duct inner surface,
the duct wall having a rectangular cross section in which two face plate members are joined to each other at end edges thereof, the two face plate members having respective L-shaped cross sections arranged point symmetrically, being made of the composite foamed resin material,
each of the plurality of duct fixtures comprising a frame-shaped engaging portion engaged with the duct wall from outside the duct and coupling portions projecting from the engaging portion in a car width direction so as to separate from each other,
the engaging portion and the coupling portions being constituted by a band plate-shaped first part and a band plate-shaped second part, the first part and the second part being separated from each other in an upper/lower direction,
the first part and the second part being stacked on each other at the coupling portions,
the first part and the second part in a stacked state being also fastened to each other in the upper/lower direction by the duct fixtures and attachable to the car by the duct fixtures.

US Pat. No. 10,556,591

VEHICLE CONTROL DEVICE

HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEM...

1. A vehicle control apparatus, comprising:a deceleration level control unit that controls a deceleration level of a vehicle, wherein
during travelling of the vehicle continuing to travel with a power transmission mechanism between an engine and wheels being disengaged, when a deceleration request is made and the engine is started by an engagement of the power transmission mechanism, the deceleration level of the vehicle is controlled such that the deceleration level becomes a target deceleration level calculated from a first target deceleration level generated after the engagement of the power transmission mechanism is complete and a second target deceleration level generated in response to the deceleration request.

US Pat. No. 10,556,585

SURFACE NORMAL DETERMINATION FOR LIDAR RANGE SAMPLES BY DETECTING PROBE PULSE STRETCHING

Panosense Inc., Foster C...

1. A device comprising:a laser emitter configured to emit a laser pulse in a sample direction to perform distance measurements;
a sensor to sense a return pulse corresponding to the laser pulse reflected from a surface; and
one or more processors configured to:receive a signal representative of the return pulse from the sensor;based at least in part on the signal representative of the return pulse, compare a width of the emitted laser pulse to a width of the return pulse in a time-domain; anddetermine an orientation of the surface relative to the sample direction based, at least in part, on the comparison of the width of the emitted laser pulse to the width of the return pulse.

US Pat. No. 10,556,580

SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD, SLIP DETECTION METHOD, CONTROL METHOD FOR VEHICLE, CONTROLLER FOR VEHICLE, AND VEHICLE

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

7. A slip detection method comprising detecting occurrence of a slip of a vehicle by using a second-order differential value obtained by a method of processing a signal including noise at a constant interval, whereinthe method of processing the signal comprises
receiving a signal as a result of detection by a sensor and sampling the received signal at an interval shorter than the interval of the noise;
extracting a plurality of the sampled signals at an interval that is half of the interval of the noise;
calculating an arithmetic mean value on a group of the extracted signals; and
outputting a new signal being generated with the arithmetic mean value,
the sensor is provided to a drive system of the vehicle,
the signal as a result of the detection by the sensor is a signal as a result of detection by the sensor detecting a rotational angle of a motor connected to a propeller shaft of the vehicle, and
the new signal is a second-order differential value of the rotational angle of the motor.

US Pat. No. 10,556,573

BRAKING CONTROL DEVICE FOR VEHICLE

ADVICS CO., LTD., Kariya...

1. A braking control device for a vehicle, the device comprising:an operation volume acquiring means configured to acquire an operation volume of a brake operation member of the vehicle;
a first wheel cylinder configured to apply brake torque on one side of left and right front wheels of the vehicle;
a second wheel cylinder configured to apply brake torque on another side of the left and right front wheels of the vehicle;
a first pressure-regulating mechanism configured to pressurize brake fluid in the first wheel cylinder;
a second pressure-regulating mechanism configured to pressurize brake fluid in the second wheel cylinder;
a normally-closed opening/closing means interposed on a connection fluid path connecting the first wheel cylinder and the second wheel cylinder, and configured to selectively produce a flowing state and an interrupted state of the brake fluid between the first wheel cylinder and the second wheel cylinder; and
a control means configured to control the first and second pressure-regulating mechanisms and the opening/closing means based on the operation volume,
wherein the control means:
determines whether or not an operation on the brake operation member is a sudden operation based on the operation volume;
brings the opening/closing means to be in the flowing state and increases pressure of the brake fluid in the first and second wheel cylinders using the first and second pressure-regulating mechanisms in a case of determining that the operation on the brake operation member is a sudden operation; and
brings the opening/closing means to be in the interrupted state, increases the pressure of the brake fluid in the first wheel cylinder using the first pressure-regulating mechanism, and increases the pressure of the brake fluid in the second wheel cylinder using the second pressure-regulating mechanism in a case of determining that the operation on the brake operation member is not a sudden operation,
wherein the first pressure-regulating mechanism comprises:
a first control cylinder including a first inner hole;
a first control piston fitted in the first inner hole of the first control cylinder in a fluid-tight manner and defining a first control cylinder chamber communicating with the first wheel cylinder in the first inner hole; and
a first electric motor configured to reciprocate the first control piston in an axial direction within the first inner hole to increase and decrease a volume of the first control cylinder chamber, and
wherein the second pressure-regulating mechanism comprises:
a second control cylinder including a second inner hole;
a second control piston fitted in the second inner hole of the second control cylinder in a fluid-tight manner and defining a second control cylinder chamber communicating with the second wheel cylinder in the second inner hole; and
a second electric motor configured to reciprocate the second control piston in an axial direction within the second inner hole to increase and decrease a volume of the second control cylinder chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,556,570

BEARING DEVICE

DENSO WIPER SYSTEMS, INC....

2. The bearing device of claim 1, wherein the inside bushing part is made of stainless steel.

US Pat. No. 10,556,560

VEHICLE ROCKER GUARD WITH INTEGRATED PIVOTING STORABLE STEP

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A guard for a vehicle comprising:a support tube;
a pivoting step including a pivot tube portion movable about the support tube between a stowed position and a deployed position and a step portion, wherein the support tube and pivot tube portion comprise round tubes with the pivot tube supported for rotation on an outer circumference of the support tube; and
a spring member disposed between the support tube and pivot tube biasing the pivot tube toward one of the stowed position and deployed position.

US Pat. No. 10,556,546

TUBE MOUNTS FOR USE ON TUBULAR FEATURES OF VEHICLES TO MOUNT A VARIETY OF VEHICLE ACCESSORIES

1. A device for mounting a fixture onto a tubular structure of a vehicle, the device comprisingan extended mounting member having an inner surface defining a channel with opposing inner surfaces shaped to fit onto a span along an outer surface of the tubular structure, wherein
the opposing inner surfaces are configured for contact with the span along an entire length of the extended mounting member, and
the extended mounting member has a flat outer mounting portion configured to mount the fixture; and
a plurality of securing members, wherein
each securing member has an inner surface shaped to fit onto an outer surface of the tubular structure at a respective location along the extended mounting member; and
each securing member configured to attach to the extended mounting member at the respective location such that the tubular structure is securely trapped between the securing member and the extended mounting member, whereby
the plurality of securing members are thereby configured to securely attach the extended mounting member to the tubular structure.

US Pat. No. 10,556,544

RETRACTABLE SUPPORT

1. A retractable support, comprising:a base, including:
a first section including a first surface; and,
a second section connected to the first section; and,
an arm rotatably and translationally connected to the base, the arm including:
a third section engaged with the second section, the third section including a second surface, a third surface, and a fourth surface; and,
a fourth section connected to the third section;
wherein, the arm is arranged to:
translationally displace relative to the base to lock and unlock the retractable support; and,
rotationally displace relative to the base to expand and retract the support.

US Pat. No. 10,556,529

SEAT STRUCTURE

ADIENT LUXEMBOURG HOLDING...

1. A seat for a vehicle, comprising:a seatback structure comprising a plurality of seatback support members, said seatback support members being connected to a seatback frame, said seatback support members defining a support surface extending from one side of said seatback frame to another side of said seatback frame and from at least a position adjacent to a lower portion of said seatback frame to an upper portion of said seatback frame, said seatback structure comprising a first lateral end and a second lateral end;
a seat frame, said seatback structure being connected to said seat frame, said seat frame comprising a first lateral seat frame member, a second lateral seat frame member, a first transverse seat frame member and a second transverse seat frame member, said first transverse seat frame member and said second transverse seat frame member extending between said first lateral seat frame member and said second lateral seat frame member, said first lateral seat frame member and said second lateral seat frame member extending from said first transverse seat frame member in an upward direction toward said second transverse seat frame member, said first lateral seat frame member being located directly adjacent to said first lateral end, said second lateral seat frame member being located directly adjacent to said second lateral end;
a lumbar support structure comprising a first lumbar support structure element and a second lumbar support structure element and a lumbar support structure connecting element bridging a space between said first lumbar support structure and said second lumbar support structure element, said first lumbar support structure element being in contact with said first lateral seat frame member, said second lumbar support structure element being in contact with said second lateral seat frame member, wherein said first lumbar support structure element is located at a spaced location from said second lumbar support structure element.

US Pat. No. 10,556,527

VEHICLE SEAT

Tachi-S Co., Ltd., Tokyo...

1. A vehicle seat including a seat cushion on which an occupant is seated, and a seat back on which the back of the occupant seated on the seat cushion reclines, wherein:the seat back includes a urethane pad having its surface covered with a trim cover, a seat frame constructed to form an outline of the seat back and equipped with side plates on opposite sides, a spring wire hooked to the side plates, a resin plate attached to the seat frame via the spring wire, and a pressing device having a laterally extending shaft and press members arranged at upper and lower sides in a longitudinal direction with respect to the shaft, the pressing device being disposed at the back side of the urethane pad surface covered with the trim cover with the resin plate interposed therebetween; and
the laterally extending shaft of the pressing device is rotated or oscillated to allow the press member at the upper side to press an upper part of the urethane pad forward by pressing an upper part of the resin plate attached to the seat frame via the spring wire, or the press member at the lower side to press a lower part of the urethane pad forward by pressing a lower part of the resin plate attached to the seat frame via the spring wire.

US Pat. No. 10,556,526

VENTILATED VEHICLE SEAT WITH PASSIVE VENT PANEL

FAURECIA AUTOMOTIVE SEATI...

1. A vehicle seat comprising a seat bottom and a seat back, at least one of the seat bottom or the seat back comprising:an air permeable trim cover; and
a vent panel underlying the trim cover and comprising a vent having an opening with a variable size that is greater when the seat is in a loaded condition than when the seat is in an unloaded condition,
whereby, in the presence of a pressure differential across the vent panel, air flow through the vent is greater in the loaded condition than in the unloaded condition,
wherein the vent comprises first and second vent members on opposite sides of the opening, each vent member partly defining the opening, and a distance between the first and second vent members being greater in the loaded condition than in the unloaded condition.

US Pat. No. 10,556,525

LINEAR INERTIAL LOCK

GOODRICH CORPORATION, Ch...

1. An inertial lock assembly, comprising:a tracking rod oriented with respect to a longitudinal axis;
a housing slidably disposed about the tracking rod, the housing including an inner surface having a first portion extending from an apex to a first end spaced longitudinally from the apex;
a first sliding member slidably disposed about the tracking rod and within the housing proximate the first portion of the inner surface;
a first binding member slidably disposed about the tracking rod and within the housing, the first binding member positioned between the apex and the first sliding member; and
a biasing member disposed within the housing and configured to bias the first binding member in a first direction opposite the apex.

US Pat. No. 10,556,520

VEHICLE SEAT ATTACHED TO FLOOR OF VEHICLE VIA SUPPORTING PLATE AND COUPLING DEVICE

TS TECH CO., LTD., Saita...

1. A vehicle seat, comprising:a skeletal cushion frame for a seat cushion;
a supporting plate configured to support the cushion frame thereon and pivotally connected to a floor of a vehicle such that the supporting plate and the cushion frame supported thereon can be pivoted between a use position and a storage position;
a coupling device attached to the supporting plate to detachably engage a striker provided on the floor;
a first upper engagement portion secured to the cushion frame; and
a first lower engagement portion provided on the supporting plate and including a part opposing a corresponding part of the first upper engagement portion from above defining a prescribed gap therebetween;
wherein the first lower engagement portion vertically overlaps the coupling device.

US Pat. No. 10,556,516

BATTERY CHARGING SYSTEM AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A battery charging system, comprising:a battery configured to store electric energy therein;
a charging equipment configured to provide electric power to the battery;
a charge switch unit configured to determine an electrical connection between the battery and the charging equipment according to an ON/OFF operation thereof;
a capacitor electrically connected in parallel between the battery and the charge switch unit to form an electric potential during charging; and
a controller configured to determine whether an ignition of a vehicle is turned off or charging of the battery is completed, to determine whether the charge switch unit is fused based on a result of comparison between a discharge rate of the capacitor and a preset first reference value after the charge switch unit is turned on/off when the ignition is turned off, and to determine whether a high voltage remains at an output terminal of the charging equipment based on a result of comparison between a voltage of the capacitor and a preset second reference value after the charge switch unit is turned off when the charging is completed.

US Pat. No. 10,556,514

FRACTIONAL DEPLETION ESTIMATION FOR BATTERY CONDITION METRICS

Crown Equipment Corporati...

16. A system for evaluating a battery state comprising:a battery monitor that couples to an industrial vehicle battery to collect samples during use of an industrial vehicle, wherein the battery monitor has at least one sensor to sample battery current that represents a measure of a magnitude of a current discharged from a battery powering the industrial vehicle; and
a processor that couples to the industrial vehicle and the battery monitor, the processor further coupled to memory that includes program code that when executed, causes the processor to:
sort collected samples into corresponding bins based upon the magnitude of the collected current samples;
create a battery use estimate based upon a number of samples sorted into the corresponding bins;
determine for each of the corresponding bins, a fractional depletion contribution of the industrial vehicle battery by computing a quotient where the quotient is computed by dividing a lifetime expected estimate for that bin by the battery use estimate for that bin;
generate a depletion estimate associated with the battery state based upon an accumulation of the fractional depletion contributions; and
output a measure of the battery state based upon the generated depletion estimate.

US Pat. No. 10,556,506

TANK FIXING APPARATUS

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A tank fixing apparatus, comprising:a support member configured to support a tank;
a first band and a second band, the first and second bands being adjacent to each other and each including a fixed portion that is fixed to the support member, a pressing portion that extends from the fixed portion and is configured to press an outer periphery of the tank toward the support member, and a distal end portion that extends from the pressing portion and is not fixed to the support member;
a first fixing portion and a second fixing portion, the first and second fixing portions fixing the fixed portions of the first and second bands to the support member, respectively; and
a first urging portion and a second urging portion, the first and second urging portions urging the distal end portions of the first and second bands, respectively, in order to give pressing forces to the pressing portions of the first and second bands, respectively,
wherein the distal end portion of the first band extends from the pressing portion of the first band in a first direction and the distal end portion of the second band extends from the pressing portion of the second band in a second direction that is opposite to the first direction,
wherein the distal end portion of each of the first and second bands is spaced apart from the support member,
wherein the first urging portion comprises a first bolt including a first head portion and a first step portion, a first receiving member, a first elastic body, and a first nut,
wherein the second urging portion comprises a second bolt including a second head portion and a second step portion, a second receiving member, a second elastic body, and a second nut,
wherein the first receiving member does not extend beyond the first head portion of the first bolt in an axial direction of the first bolt away from the support member,
wherein a first portion of the support member is sandwiched between the first step portion of the first bolt and the first nut,
wherein the second receiving member does not extend beyond the second head portion of the second bolt in an axial direction of the second bolt away from the support member, and
wherein a second portion of the support member is sandwiched between the second step portion of the second bolt and the second nut.

US Pat. No. 10,556,494

AIR-COOLED FUEL CELL VEHICLE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. An air-cooled fuel cell vehicle equipped with an air-cooled fuel cell, the vehicle comprising:a traction motor that is supplied with electric power generated by the fuel cell;
a duct that has a first opening, a second opening facing the fuel cell, and a peripheral wall connecting the first opening to the second opening;
a fan that circulates air through the duct;
a first valve that allows or blocks communication between the first opening and the fuel cell;
a body that has a ventilation port facing the first opening, and houses the fuel cell, the duct, the fan, and the first valve;
a stop determination unit that determines whether the vehicle is stopped; and
a control unit that controls the first valve, wherein
the peripheral wall is provided with a third opening at a position between the first valve and the fuel cell, farther away from the ventilation port than the first opening is, and with a second valve that opens and closes the third opening,
the third opening, the fuel cell, and the fan, or the third opening, the fan, and the fuel cell, are arranged in this order in a direction from the first opening toward the second opening,
when it is determined that the vehicle is stopped, the control unit blocks communication between the first opening and the fuel cell by the first valve, and
when the fan is being driven and communication between the first opening and the fuel cell is blocked by the first valve, the second valve opens the third opening.

US Pat. No. 10,556,493

BATTERY HOUSING

OBRIST TECHNOLOGIES GMBH,...

1. A battery comprising at least one battery housing, the battery housing comprising:a tubular main body and at least two terminating covers, which are inserted into the main body and each have a cover plate that is offset inwards in the longitudinal direction of the main body and supports housing walls of the main body, wherein the terminating covers are each welded to the main body and all joints of the battery housing are formed without separate connecting elements;
at least one cooling element and at least one cell block formed from battery cells which are formed as round cells, wherein the cooling element and the cell block are arranged within the battery housing;
wherein cooling element is arranged between the cell block and the battery housing, wherein a pressure bag is provided between the cooling element and the battery housing, which pressure hag comprises a cured plastic and causes the battery housing to bulge outwardly at least in part, in such a way that the battery housing exerts an inwardly directed bracing force onto the cooling element and the cell block via the pressure bag.

US Pat. No. 10,556,488

VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUND PURGE SYSTEM FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

Ford Global Technologies,...

9. A method of purging volatile organic compounds from a motor vehicle during shipping of said motor vehicle from a first point to a second point, comprising:operating a computing device in said motor vehicle in a shipping mode and thereby periodically drawing fresh air into and purging volatile organic compounds from an interior of said motor vehicle by a blower in said motor vehicle;
activating said blower, by said computing device, at predetermined intervals of time and maintaining operation of said blower following activation for a predetermined operating time;
monitoring, by sensor, voltage of a battery of said motor vehicle and terminating, by said computing device, said periodic drawing of fresh air and purging of volatile organic compounds when said voltage falls below a predetermined minimum level;
counting, by said computing device, each activation of said blower and terminating further activation of said blower upon an activation count reaching a predetermined value;
positioning a window insert in a window opening above a partially opened window of said motor vehicle in order to provide an air pathway for exhausting volatile organic compounds from said interior of said vehicle;
absorbing volatile organic compounds from air inside said vehicle with a filter pack positioned inside said motor vehicle during the shipping mode; and
replacing a first filter in a ventilation system of said motor vehicle with a second filter having less airflow resistance than said first filter thereby reducing current drawn by said blower during blower operation.

US Pat. No. 10,556,466

TIRE

BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION, ...

1. A tire comprising:a carcass toroidally extending between a pair of bead portions; and
inclined belt layers having cords inclined with respect to a tire circumferential direction and two circumferential belt layers, each circumferential belt layer having cords extending along the tire circumferential direction, the inclined belt layers being disposed on and adjacent to a tire radial outer side of a crown portion of the carcass and the two circumferential belt layers being disposed on a tire radial outer side of a crown portion of the inclined belt layers, wherein:
the two circumferential belt layers each satisfy a correlation that
X?750
when it is defined that
X=Y×n×m,
where Y is a Young's modulus in GPa of the cords forming the circumferential belt layer, n is a number of the cords implanted per 50 mm of width, and m is a number of layers of each circumferential belt layer;
the inclined belt layers comprise at least two inclined belt layers having different tire widthwise widths;
a tire widthwise width W1 of an inclined belt layer having a widest width and a tire widthwise width W2 of an inclined belt layer having a narrowest width satisfy a correlation that
W2?0.6W1,
the inclined belt layer having the widest width, the inclined belt layer having the narrowest width, and the two circumferential belt layers are disposed in this order from a tire radial inner side to the tire radial outer side;
each of the two circumferential belt layers is located on a tire equatorial plane;
a first circumferential belt layer of the two circumferential belt layers is disposed on a first side of a tread edge wherein the first circumferential belt layer extends from a vicinity of the first side of the tread edge to a tire equatorial plane and terminates beyond the tire equatorial plane at a first end portion; and
a second circumferential belt layer of the two circumferential belt layers is disposed on a second side of the tread edge, the second side of the tread edge being on an opposite side of the tread edge than the first side of the tread edge, wherein the second circumferential belt layer extends from a vicinity of the second side of the tread edge to the tire equatorial plane and terminates in a manner overlapping the first end portion of the first circumferential belt layer.

US Pat. No. 10,556,463

WHEEL UNIT

1. Wheel unit for a bicycle, comprising a hub and a wheel rim, which is arranged rotatably about an axis of rotation, wherein the hub and the wheel rim are connected to one another by spokes,a brake disc and a sensor ring comprising a sensing region are arranged on the hub, and in that the sensor ring is arranged adjacent to the brake disc, the sensor ring mounted to the hub via a mounting ring, the mounting ring arranged radially inside the sensing region relative to the axis of rotation, wherein the mounting ring and brake disc mount to the hub via at least one common fastening element.

US Pat. No. 10,556,461

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A PRINTING SUBSTRATE AND FOR PRODUCING A DIRECTLY PRINTED DECORATIVE PANEL

1. Method for producing a printing subsurface for direct printing for producing a decorative panel, comprising the steps of:a) providing a carrier;
b) optionally applying a resin layer onto the carrier;
c) optionally applying a paper or nonwoven layer onto the; and
d) optionally calendering the resulting layer structure, in particular at a temperature between ?40° and ?250° C.;
the method comprising the further process steps:
e) applying at least one resin composition comprising at least one resin selected from the group consisting of a melamine resin and a urea resin;
f) drying the resin composition applied in process step e) under the action of heat;
g) subsequently treating the resin composition applied in process step e) and dried in process step f) with UV radiation, wherein in process step e) a successive twofold application of respectively one resin composition is carried out in order to form two subsequent resin-containing layers by use of the process steps:
e1): forming a first resin-containing layer by use of a resin composition comprising a mixture of melamine resin and urea resin; and
e2): forming a second resin-containing layer subsequent to forming the first resin-containing layer by use of a resin composition comprising a proportion of melamine resin in the resin portion in a range of ?95 wt.-%; and
h) applying a decorative layer onto the printing subsurface by means of direct printing.

US Pat. No. 10,556,446

IMAGE RECORDING DEVICE AND IMAGE RECORDING METHOD

RICOH COMPANY, LTD., Tok...

1. An image recording device comprising:a laser irradiation source configured to emit laser lights output from a plurality of laser light emitting elements to different positions in a predetermined direction; and
image recording circuitry configured to control the laser irradiation device to irradiate a recording object moving relative to the laser irradiation device in a direction different from the predetermined direction with laser so as to heat the recording object, form image dots, and record an image, wherein
the image recording circuitry
controls the laser irradiation source,
conducts recording such that at least one of the image dots, recorded alongside at different positions in a direction perpendicular to a relative moving direction of the recording object, is shifted relative to other ones of the image dots in the relative moving direction, and
records a solid image on the recording object such that the image dot is partially overlapped with all adjacent image dots including an adjacent dot shifted relative to the image dot in both the relative moving direction and the direction perpendicular to the relative moving direction.

US Pat. No. 10,556,432

MAINTENANCE APPARATUS AND LIQUID EJECTION APPARATUS

TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. A maintenance apparatus, comprising:a first suction nozzle having a first suction port facing a first nozzle row through which a first liquid can be ejected, the first nozzle row including nozzles aligned in a first direction on a nozzle plate;
a second suction nozzle having a second suction port facing a second nozzle row through which a second liquid can be ejected, the second nozzle row including nozzles aligned in the first direction on the nozzle plate and parallel to the first nozzle row; and
an exhaust nozzle including a discharge port between the first suction port and the second suction port, wherein
gas flows through the discharge port.

US Pat. No. 10,556,431

ELECTROMECHANICAL TRANSDUCER ELEMENT, LIQUID DISCHARGE HEAD, LIQUID DISCHARGE DEVICE, AND LIQUID DISCHARGE APPARATUS

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...

1. An electromechanical transducer element comprising:a lower electrode formed directly or indirectly on a substrate;
an electromechanical transducer film formed on the lower electrode, comprising lead zirconate titanate (PZT) having a perovskite crystal structure; and
an upper electrode formed on the electromechanical transducer film,
wherein a value of Ti/(Zr+Ti) is not less than 40% and not greater than 55%,
where Ti/(Zr+Ti) represents a composition ratio of Titanium (Ti) to a sum of Zirconium (Zr) and Ti in the electromechanical transducer film,
wherein when a diffraction peak derived from a (200) plane or a (400) plane of the electromechanical transducer film obtained by a ?-2? scanning measurement using an X-ray diffraction (XRD) method is separated by a peak separation to a first diffraction peak attributed to a tetragonal a-domain structure, a second diffraction peak attributed to any one of a rhombohedral structure, an orthorhombic structure and a pseudo-cubic structure, and a third diffraction peak attributed to a tetragonal c-domain structure,
then a ratio Sb/(Sa+Sb+Sc) is not less than 1% and not greater than 60%,
wherein Sa represents a diffraction peak area of the first diffraction peak, Sb represents a diffraction peak area of the second diffraction peak, Sc represents a diffraction peak area of the third diffraction peak.

US Pat. No. 10,556,430

LIQUID JETTING HEAD

BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI K...

1. A liquid jetting head, comprising:a channel substrate having a nozzle surface in which nozzles are open, the channel substrate being formed with pressure chambers communicating with the nozzles respectively; and
an actuator configured to be driven to deform the pressure chambers,
wherein the pressure chambers form pressure chamber rows arranged in a first direction which is parallel to the nozzle surface, each of the pressure chamber rows extending in a second direction which is parallel to the nozzle surface and orthogonal to the first direction,
the channel substrate is formed with at least one supply channel which extends in the second direction and through which liquid is supplied to each of the pressure chambers from a storage chamber storing the liquid,
the nozzles are arranged such that liquid droplets of the liquid discharged from the nozzles onto a medium form dots aligned in the second direction, and
the nozzles are arranged such that the number of nozzles, which are adjacent in the second direction and which have the same distance in the first direction from the at least one supply channel, is the minimum.

US Pat. No. 10,556,429

PRINT ELEMENT SUBSTRATE AND LIQUID EJECTION HEAD

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A liquid ejection head comprising:a first ejection port and a second ejection port disposed in a first direction for ejecting a liquid;
a first channel and a second channel extending in a second direction crossing the first direction and communicating with the first ejection port; and
a third channel and a fourth channel extending in the second direction and communicating with the second ejection port,
wherein the first ejection port and the second ejection port are arranged shifted in the second direction;
the first channel and the third channel are juxtaposed and the second channel and the fourth channel are juxtaposed; and
a width of the first channel is smaller than a width of the third channel, and a width of the second channel is larger than a width of the fourth channel.

US Pat. No. 10,556,421

PAD PRINTING MACHINE

ITW MORLOCK GMBH, Dornst...

1. A pad printing machine to print an object in at least two printing stages, said machine comprising at least one pad carrier and at least two printing plate zones into each of which a printing plate can be positioned,wherein said pad printing machine further comprises
at least one image recorder generating an image of at least one partial area of at least one of said two printing plate zones, and
at least a comparator to compare the image generated by the image recorder with reference data,
wherein the comparator includes a system comparing the generated image with a reference image.

US Pat. No. 10,556,410

MULTILAYER FILM FOR LABEL AND A METHOD FOR PROVIDING SUCH

UPM RAFLATAC OY, Tampere...

1. A shrinkable multilayer film for labeling comprising a first skin layer, a second skin layer and a core layer between the first skin layer and the second skin layer, wherein the first skin layer and the second skin layer each comprise cyclic olefin copolymer, the core layer consist of propylene terpolymer and copolymer of ethylene and butyl acrylate, wherein the multilayer film is configured to shrink in a direction of orientation of the multilayer film at least 35% at a temperature range between 65 and 85° C., wherein the multilayer film is configured to shrink less than 10% at a temperature below 65° C., and wherein the copolymer of ethylene and butyl acrylate is a block or random copolymer, comprising a n-butyl acrylate content in the range of 5% to 15% by weight.

US Pat. No. 10,556,396

METHODS AND A MACHINE FOR FORMING A SHELF-READY SHIPPER DISPLAY SYSTEM

WestRock Shared Services,...

1. A machine for forming a container from a blank, wherein the blank includes a reinforcement panel, a first side panel, a first end panel, a second side panel, a second end panel, and a glue panel connected in series along a plurality of parallel fold lines, said machine comprising:a mandrel coupled to a frame, said mandrel having a first side, an opposite second side, and an external shape complementary to an internal shape of at least a portion of the container;
a first presser arm associated with the frame, said first presser arm positionable generally proximate said first side of said mandrel, said first presser arm configured to wrap a first portion of the blank including at least the second end panel about said mandrel;
a folding arm associated with the frame, said folding arm positionable at least generally proximate said second side of said mandrel, said folding arm configured to wrap a second portion of the blank including at least the first end panel and the first side panel about said mandrel;
a second presser arm associated with the frame, said second presser arm disposed generally proximate said first presser arm, said second presser arm configured to wrap a third portion of the blank including at least the reinforcement panel about said mandrel and into face-to-face contact with the second end panel;
a reinforcement panel presser assembly associated with the frame, said reinforcement panel presser assembly configured to press the reinforcement panel and the second end panel together against said mandrel to couple the reinforcement panel and the second end panel together;
a glue panel folder assembly associated with the frame, said glue panel folder assembly configured to rotate the glue panel into contact with said mandrel; and
a glue panel presser assembly associated with the frame, said glue panel presser assembly configured to press the glue panel and a portion of the first side panel together against said mandrel to form a manufacturing joint of the container.

US Pat. No. 10,556,394

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING RUBBER MEMBER

TOYO TIRE CORPORATION, I...

1. An apparatus for manufacturing a rubber member, comprising: an extruder which kneads a rubber material and extrudes a kneaded rubber material; a mouthpiece which ejects the rubber material supplied from the extruder; and a support surface which faces the mouthpiece in an opposed manner, the support surface and the mouthpiece being moved relative to each other thus molding a rubber member made of the rubber material on the support surface, whereinthe apparatus further comprises:
a rubber pool portion which is formed between the mouthpiece and the support surface and in which the rubber material ejected from an ejection port of the mouthpiece is pooled; and
a closing surface which is capable of closing the rubber pool portion on a front side in a moving direction of the support surface with respect to the mouthpiece, the closing surface being inclined so as to narrow a distance between the closing surface and the support surface toward the front side in the moving direction, and wherein
the rubber material is ejected from the ejection port in a state where the rubber pool portion is closed by the closing surface, the support surface and the mouthpiece are moved relative to each other after at least a portion of the rubber pool portion is filled with the rubber material, and a lamination starting end of the rubber material to the support surface is pressed to the closing surface thus molding the lamination starting end into an inclined surface shape and, thereafter, the closing surface is moved in a direction away from the support surface.

US Pat. No. 10,556,392

APPARATUS FOR SEALING AND INFLATING MOTOR VEHICLE TIRES

Continental Reifen Deutsc...

1. An apparatus for sealing and inflating motor vehicle tires, the apparatus comprising:a housing;
a compressor disposed in said housing;
a motor configured to drive said compressor;
said compressor being configured to generate a pump pressure;
a connector for a sealant container;
a valve and distributor unit for sealant and pressurized gas;
a plurality of connectors;
a switching device;
a control device;
a display device;
a manually actuatable pressure discharge valve for decreasing the tire pressure;
said manually actuatable pressure discharge valve being configured such that, when the sealant container is connected and/or during delivery of sealant from the sealant container into the tire, an actuation of said manually actuatable pressure discharge valve is prevented; and
wherein said manually actuatable pressure discharge valve is mechanically blocked when the sealant container is connected.

US Pat. No. 10,556,388

POLYESTER-BASED TAPE COMPOSITES FOR WOOD REINFORCEMENT

Eastman Chemical Company,...

1. A reinforced wood-containing material comprising a prepreg composite bonded onto a selected surface of a wood-containing material, wherein said prepreg composite is a unidirectional tape, wherein said prepreg composite comprises at least one thermoplastic polyester and at least one reinforcing fiber, wherein said polyester is an amorphous polyester having a glass transition temperature of at least 50° C., wherein said thermoplastic polyester comprises a dicarboxylic acid component and a diol component, wherein said diol component comprises diethylene glycol, 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol, 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol, neopentyl glycol, or a combination of two or more thereof, and wherein, when said diol component comprises 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol, said 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol makes up at least 40 mole percent of said diol component, wherein said polyester has a melt phase viscosity in the range of 103 to 107 Pa-s at 30 to 250° C.

US Pat. No. 10,556,378

SELECTIVE SINTERING OF STRUCTURALLY MODIFIED POLYMERS

EOS GmbH Electro Optical ...

1. A three-dimensional object obtained by a selective sintering of a polymer, a copolymer or a blend of polymers in powder form by means of electromagnetic radiation, wherein the polymer or copolymer or blend of polymers used for the powder has a glass transition temperature TG in a range of 50 to 300° C. and a melting temperature Tm in a range of 150 to 400° C. and has at least one of the following structural characteristics (i) to (iv):(i) at least one branching group G in the backbone chain of the polymer or copolymer, wherein said branching group G is meant having, besides bonds linking portions A and B of the backbone chain as shown below

 at least one substituent S, wherein the substituent(s) S is (are) independently from each other selected from the group consisting of C1 to C6 unbranched or branched, chain- or ringshaped alkyl or alkoxy groups and aryl groups,
 provided that in case of the use of polyaryletherketones (PAEK) the branching group is an aromatic structural unit in the backbone chain of the polymer or copolymer;
(ii) modification of at least one end group of the backbone chain of the polymer or copolymer;
(iii) at least one bulky group in the backbone chain of the polymer or copolymer,
 provided that in case of the use of polyaryletherketones (PAEK) the bulky group is not selected from the group consisting of phenylene, biphenylene, naphthalene and CH2- or isopropylidene-linked aromatics;
(iv) at least one aromatic group non-linearly linking the backbone chain.

US Pat. No. 10,556,369

MODULAR MOLDING ASSEMBLY

Velcro BVBA, Deinze (BE)...

1. A molding apparatus defining a processing direction and comprising:a reaction surface; and
a plurality of molding modules spaced apart in a lateral direction perpendicular to the processing direction, for simultaneous molding in respective regions associated with the modules, each molding module comprising:
a frame; and
a rotatable roller coupled to the frame, the rotatable roller defining in cooperation with the reaction surface a respective pressure zone, at least one of the reaction surface and rotatable roller defining an array of molding cavities;
wherein the rotatable roller of each molding module is independently movable with respect to proximity to the reaction surface by controlled operation of the frame of the molding module.

US Pat. No. 10,556,351

TRANSPORT APPARATUS

BROOKS AUTOMATION, INC., ...

1. A substrate transport apparatus for transporting substrates, the substrate transport apparatus comprising:a frame;
at least one transfer arm connected to the frame;
at least one end effector mounted to the at least one transfer arm; and
at least one passive substrate support pad disposed on the at least one end effector so that the at least one passive substrate support pad is fixed to the at least one end effector in a fixed position relative to the at least one end effector so as to hold a substrate on the at least one passive substrate support pad, the at least one passive substrate support pad has a configuration that passively effects, substantially coincident with the substrate coming in contact with the at least one end effector by coming into contact with at least one predetermined contact area of the at least one passive substrate support pad along a common contact plane defined by the substrate on the at least one passive substrate support pad, a substantially predetermined coefficient of friction, passively determined by and substantially coincident with the substrate coming in contact with the at least one end effector and the at least one predetermined contact area, that is directionally variable so that the predetermined coefficient of friction, on a common portion of the at least one predetermined contact area contacting the common contact plane, has a predetermined passive peak magnitude with respect to different coplanar directions coincident with the common contact plane to provide a directionally deterministic friction force, independently and passively affixing the substrate to the at least one passive substrate support pad along the common contact plane, resulting from a directionally deterministic peak friction coefficient, in at least one predetermined direction of the different coplanar directions than a coefficient of friction in another predetermined direction of the different coplanar directions.

US Pat. No. 10,556,344

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING A SEQUENCE OF KINEMATIC CHAINS OF A MULTIPLE ROBOT

Siemens Industry Software...

1. A method for determining, by a data processing system, a sequence of kinematic chains of a multiple robot along a sequence of locations, wherein robotic tasks are to be sequentially performed by tools, the method comprising the following steps:a) receiving inputs on the sequence of locations to be reached by a tool mounted on one of the kinematic chains of the robot;
b) considering each kinematic chain separately by setting one kinematic chain in use and determining, for each kinematic chain in use, a plurality of available configurations for each location of the sequence;
c) representing the available configurations as nodes connectable by directional connectors of a graph representing a plurality of available robotic paths for reaching with one of the tools the locations of the location sequence, wherein a switching among different kinematic chains within the same robotic path is allowed;
d) determining a plurality of valid directional connectors connecting subsequent available configurations by simulating collision free trajectories of the robot between consecutive configurations while taking into account a set of working modality constraints of the location sequence;
e) assigning to each valid directional connector a weight factor representing an effort required by the robot in moving between the two subsequent configurations represented by the two consecutive nodes connected by the directional connector;
f) determining, out of a plurality of valid robotic paths along valid directional connectors, a shortest robotic path by taking into account the weight factors of the directional connectors; and
g) determining the sequence of kinematic chains of the shortest robotic path determined in step f).

US Pat. No. 10,556,334

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF ASYNCHRONOUS ROBOTIC RETRIEVAL AND DELIVERY OF ITEMS BETWEEN TWO SITES

VECNA ROBOTICS, INC., Wa...

17. A system comprising:a processor; and
a computer-readable storage device storing instructions which, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform operations comprising:
receiving, at a first depot at a first site and via a first depot user interface, a specification by a user of a destination location at a second site and an item to yield first item delivery data;
selecting, based on first item delivery data and by a centralized control system, a first drawer from a first rack module in the first depot that houses first drawers;
receiving the item from the user via the first depot user interface;
transferring the item to the first drawer within the first rack module that houses drawers;
communicating, to a first mobile robot, a message to pick up the item; and
transferring the item from the first drawer to the first mobile robot using a first depot drawer-swapping module and a first mobile robot drawer-swapping module;
transferring the item from the first mobile robot at the first site, through a transportation system, to the second site;
receiving, at a second depot at the second site and via a second depot user interface, a specification of the destination location at the second site and an item to yield second item delivery data;
selecting, based on second item delivery data and by the system, a second drawer from a second rack module in the second depot that houses second drawers;
receiving the item via the second depot user interface;
transferring the item to the second drawer within the second rack module that houses drawers;
communicating, to a second mobile robot, a message to pick up the item; and
transferring the item from the second drawer to the second mobile robot using a second depot drawer-swapping module and a second mobile robot drawer-swapping module, wherein the second mobile robot is configured to deliver the item to the destination location.

US Pat. No. 10,556,329

TOOL BITS WITH FLOATING MAGNET SLEEVES

1. A tool bit for driving a fastener comprising:a shaft with a front end and a rear end;
a working region disposed at the front end and configured to drive a fastener;
a shank portion disposed at the rear end and configured to couple the shaft to a power tool, the shank portion having a polygonal cross section with a shank diameter and defining an annular groove;
a first reduced diameter zone disposed in the shaft between the working region and the shank portion, the first reduced diameter zone having a first length and a first diameter less than the shank diameter;
a second reduced diameter zone disposed in the shaft between the working region and the shank portion, the second reduced diameter zone having a second length and a second diameter less than the shank diameter; and
an intermediate zone disposed in the shaft between the first reduced diameter zone and the second reduced diameter zone and having an intermediate diameter, with the first reduced diameter zone disposed closer to the working region and the second reduced diameter zone disposed closer to the shank portion,
wherein the intermediate diameter is larger than the first diameter and is larger than the second diameter, and
wherein at least one of the first reduced diameter zone and the second reduced diameter zone is configured to reduce stresses and breakage in the shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,556,327

HAND TOOL ASSEMBLY

1. A hand tool assembly comprising:a body having a ratchet portion defined in an inner periphery of a first end thereof, a room defined in a second end of the body and communicating with the ratchet portion, an inner diameter of the room being greater than that of the ratchet portion so as to form a shoulder between the ratchet portion and the room, the body having at least one window defined through a wall thereof, the at least one window being located corresponding to the room and communicating with the room, multiple recesses being defined in an inner periphery of the room, each recess having a circular locking portion;
a driving unit rotatably being received in the ratchet portion and the room of the body, the driving unit comprising a driving head, a pawl 2, a spring and a rotary member, the driving head being rotatably located corresponding to the ratchet portion, and having a connection portion and a flange on two ends thereof, the flange contacting the shoulder so as to restrict the driving head from dropping from the ratchet portion, the driving head having a recessed area facing the ratchet portion, the pawl being movably received in the recessed area, the pawl having teeth formed on a front side thereof and the teeth engaged with the ratchet portion, a rear side of the pawl contacting an inside surface of the recessed area, a bore being defined in one end thereof, the spring being a heart-shaped spring and located on a top end of the driving head, the spring having a leg extending from one end thereof and the leg being inserted into the bore, the other end of the spring having a tip end, the rotary member being received in the room and located corresponding to the at least one window, the rotary member being located on the driving head, the spring being located between the rotary member and the driving head, the rotary member having a cylindrical shifting part and being engaged with the tip end of the spring, wherein when the rotary member is rotated, the shifting part drives the spring to move the pawl in the recessed area to control operational directions of the driving unit;
a seat being connected to the body, the driving unit being connected between the body and the seat, the seat having an insertion portion formed on a first end thereof, and the insertion portion being engaged with the room, the insertion portion having multiple protrusions which are respectively received in the recesses, the protrusions each having a locking hole which is located corresponding to the locking portion, each locking hole including inner threads, the seat having an engaging portion formed on a second end thereof;
multiple fastening members respectively extending through the locking portions and each having outer threads, the fastening member being connected to the locking holes to connect the body to the seat, and
a ring-shaped resilient washer being received in the room and located between the rotary member and the engaging portion such that when the rotary member is rotated, a friction is generated between the rotary member and the seat, the resilient washer eliminating a gap between the driving unit and the seat.

US Pat. No. 10,556,323

NONWOVEN ABRASIVE ARTICLE AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. A nonwoven abrasive article comprising:a lofty open nonwoven fiber web comprising entangled fibers; and
abrasive platelets secured to the entangled fibers by at least one binder material, wherein each of the abrasive platelets comprises a first face and a second face, wherein the first and second faces are substantially parallel to each other and separated by a third face, wherein a dimension of the third face corresponds to a thickness of the abrasive platelet;
wherein a majority of the abrasive platelets are each respectively bonded to at least one of the entangled fibers such that each of the majority of the abrasive platelets is bonded to one of the entangled fibers along the third face, respectively, wherein a majority of the abrasive platelets are arranged such that the first and second faces are orthogonal to the entangled fibers.

US Pat. No. 10,556,318

AUTOMATIC GRINDING APPARATUS

OKAMOTO MACHINE TOOL WORK...

1. An automatic grinding apparatus, comprising:a grinding wheel configured to grind a workpiece having a surface to be ground;
a support configured to support the workpiece;
a feeding device configured to change a relative position between the grinding wheel and the workpiece by moving the grinding wheel or the support;
a first detector configured to detect a position of the surface of the workpiece in a cutting direction of the grinding wheel, the cutting direction being perpendicular to a rotational axis of the grinding wheel;
a second detector configured to detect a position of the surface of the workpiece in a first feeding direction and a second feeding direction, the first feeding direction being parallel to the rotational axis, the second feeding direction being perpendicular to the cutting direction and the first feeding direction;
a third detector configured to detect a position of a lower end portion of an outer circumference of the grinding wheel; and
a control device configured to, before processing using the grinding wheel is started, calculate a range in which the grinding wheel and the support are relatively moved on the basis of information on the positions of the workpiece and the lower end portion of the outer circumference of the grinding wheel detected by the first detector, the second detector, and the third detector, move the grinding wheel or the support by performing numerical control with respect to the feeding device, and automatically start the processing using the grinding wheel.

US Pat. No. 10,556,310

METHOD FOR CUTTING MACHINING OF TURBINE BLADES

GF Machining Solutions AG...

1. A method for cutting machining of turbine blades on a multi-axis machine tool, comprising wherein the turbine blade is held by a rotatable blade-root clamping device and a rotatable blade-tip clamping device and is machined by means of a tool which is chucked in a tool spindle, wherein a first profile section which is adjacent to the blade tip first machined by the tool, in that the tool is then removed and the tool spindle grabs an additional clamping device which has clamping jaws adapted to the first profile section, in that the additional clamping device is positioned on the blade-tip clamping device in such a way that the clamping jaws rest in the first profile section, in that the tool spindle grabs a tool and machines the remaining profile section with the tool.

US Pat. No. 10,556,309

METHODS OF SUBTRACTIVELY MANUFACTURING A PLURALITY OF DISCRETE OBJECTS FROM A SINGLE WORKPIECE USING A REMOVABLE FIXATING MATERIAL

PROTO LABS INC., Maple P...

1. A method of manufacturing a plurality of discrete objects, wherein each discrete object represents at least a partially completed form of at least a part of a finished product, from a body of material having a first side and a second side spaced from the first side, wherein the discrete objects are defined by through-spaces in the body of material extending from the first side to the second side after performing the method, the method comprising:forming, by subtractive manufacturing, valleys in the body of material on the first side of the body of material so as to leave interconnecting portions of the body of material that interconnect the plurality of objects to one another, wherein the valleys form portions of the through spaces, wherein the forming of the valleys and interconnecting portions transforms the body of material into a workpiece of interconnected structures comprising precursors to the discrete objects;
locating a temporary frame laterally surrounding an object region of the body from which all of the discrete objects will be manufactured;
installing a removable fixating material into the valleys so as to laterally surround the discrete objects and be in contact with the temporary frame so as to form a stabilized workpiece;
after the fixating material has hardened, removing, using subtractive manufacturing, the interconnecting portions of the stabilized workpiece; and
after removing the interconnecting portions, removing the removable fixating material so as to liberate the plurality of objects from one another.

US Pat. No. 10,556,308

WORK MACHINE PROVIDED WITH PARALLEL LINK MECHANISM

NTN CORPORATION, Osaka (...

1. A work apparatus for performing work on a work object with a working body in a contact manner or in a non-contact manner, the work apparatus comprising:a parallel link mechanism supporting the work object in a position-changeable fashion;
a position control actuator configured to operate the parallel link mechanism;
a linear motion mechanism configured to move the working body in one axial direction relative to the parallel link mechanism; and
a rotating mechanism configured to rotate the work object, wherein
the parallel link mechanism includes three or more link mechanisms coupling a distal end side link hub to a proximal end side link hub such that a position of the distal end side link hub can be changed relative to the proximal end side link hub,
each of the link mechanisms includes
a proximal side end link member pivotably coupled at one end thereof to the proximal end side link hub via a first revolute pair,
a distal side end link member pivotably coupled at one end thereof to the distal end side link hub via a second revolute pair, and
an intermediate link member with its opposite ends pivotably coupled to the other end of the proximal side end link member via a third revolute pair and to the other end of the distal side end link member via a fourth revolute pair, respectively,
each of the link mechanisms is disposed such that a central axis of the first revolute pair and a central axis of the third revolute pair intersect each other at a proximal end side spherical link center, and a central axis of the second revolute pair and a central axis of the fourth revolute pair intersect each other at a distal end side spherical link center,
the position control actuator is provided in each of two or more link mechanisms of the three or more link mechanisms such that the position of the distal end side link hub relative to the proximal end side link hub is arbitrarily changed,
the linear motion mechanism is configured to move the working body in an axial direction orthogonal to a proximal end side link hub central axis that is defined as a straight line that passes through the proximal end side spherical link center and intersects the central axis of the first revolute pair at a right angle, and
the rotating mechanism is mounted on the distal end side link hub and is configured to rotate the work object about a rotation center axis which is parallel to a movement direction of the linear motion mechanism in a state where the proximal end side link hub central axis and a distal end side link hub central axis that is defined as a straight line that passes through the distal end side spherical link center and intersects the central axis of the second revolute pair at a right angle are on the same line.

US Pat. No. 10,556,306

ROBOT SYSTEM

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A robot system comprising:a plurality of robots that are arranged at intervals and that each perform machining on a work; and
one tool storage that stores a plurality of types of specific tools for each type of work used for fixing the work according to the types of the work when each of the robots performs machining on the work, the one tool storage being disposed closest to one of the robots among the plurality of robots,
wherein the respective robots are provided with hands with which the tool stored in the tool storage can be handled; and
when one of the robots needs to exchange the tool, all of the other robots that are disposed between the robot that needs to exchange the tool and the tool storage pass the tool between the adjacent robots with the hands and convey the tool to the robot that needs to exchange the tool.

US Pat. No. 10,556,292

METHOD FOR BONDING ALUMINUM-BASED METALS

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., ...

1. A method for joining two aluminum-based metals, comprising:interposing, between the two aluminum-based metals so as to be in direct contact with the two aluminum-based metals, an insert material consisting of zinc, magnesium and aluminum,
wherein zinc presents a main constituent element being at least 90%,
wherein the insert material covers no less than 30% of an area to be joined of the two aluminum-based metals, and
wherein the insert material has an insert-material eutectic temperature of 330° C.;
heating the two aluminum-based metals to a temperature that causes a eutectic reaction while pressing the two aluminum-based metals toward each other, thereby generating a melt by eutectic reaction containing aluminum from the two aluminum-based metals at a joint interface,
the temperature being between the insert-material eutectic temperature and 400° C.,
the pressing being performed within a range of 5 MPa to 30 MPa;
subsequently pressurizing the two aluminum-based metals against each other to discharge aluminum oxide film along with the melt from the joint interface; and
sealing with the discharged aluminum oxide film and the melt around a joined area of the two aluminum-based metals, wherein the two aluminum-based metals are overlap joined, spot joined, or seam joined.

US Pat. No. 10,556,282

PORTABLE MICRO-DEBURRING COMPONENT USING MICRO-ELECTRICAL DISCHARGE MACHINING PROCESS

1. A portable micro-electrical discharge machining based deburring system for an electrically conductive workpiece, the deburring system being attachable to a computer numerical controlled (CNC) machine tool and comprising;a controller subassembly haying a control unit and a deburring circuit, the controller subassembly constructed and arranged to control and generate an electrical energy for deburring and to control movement of a deburring tool bit from a non-deburring position to a range of deburring positions;
the electrical energy for deburring having an energy level between 12.5 picojoules and 72 microjoules, a potential between 5 volts and 120 volts and a capacitance between 1 picofarad and 10,000 picofarads, so as to permit deburring of the electrically conductive workpiece without damage to the electrically conductive workpiece:
a workpiece securement subassembly constructed and arranged to secure the portable micro-electrical discharge machining based deburring system to the electrically conductive workpiece on the computer numerical controlled (CNC) machine tool whereby the electrically conductive workpiece remains fixed on the CNC machine during deburring; and
an electrical energy delivery subassembly constructed and arranged to transfer the electrical energy for deburring from the controller subassembly to the deburring tool bit;
whereby the controller subassembly controls movement of the deburring tool bit to the range of deburring positions and generates the electrical energy to deburr the workpiece.

US Pat. No. 10,556,281

PROCESSING PROGRAM-GENERATING METHOD, PATH-GENERATING DEVICE AND ELECTRICAL DISCHARGE MACHINE

MAKINO MILLING MACHINE CO...

1. A method for generating a machining program of an electrical discharge machine which comprises an electrode guide supporting an electrode having a rod shape and electrically discharging at an end portion of the electrode protruding from the electrode guide, the electrode guide and the electrode being configured to move in X-, Y- and Z-axes directions relative to a workpiece, the method comprising:obtaining an initial shape of a workpiece before machining and a target shape of the workpiece;
generating a path of the electrode, based on the target shape of the workpiece, in which the electrode moves in the X-, Y- and Z-axes directions relatively to the workpiece along the target shape of the workpiece;
generating a path of the electrode guide, based on the initial shape of the workpiece and three-dimensional data of the electrode guide, the path of the electrode guide allowing the electrode guide to move in the X-, and Y-axes directions, and also allowing the electrode guide to move in the Z-axis direction independently from a Z-axis movement of the electrode in the path of the electrode so that a position of the end portion of the electrode in the Z-axis direction relative to the electrode guide changes, along a surface of the initial shape of the workpiece without interference between the electrode guide and the workpiece; and
generating a machining program in accordance with the generated path of the electrode and the generated path of the electrode guide.

US Pat. No. 10,556,278

TOOL BODY FOR A SHELL END MILL AND CUTTING TOOL

KENNAMETAL INC., Latrobe...

1. A tool body for a shell end mill, the tool body comprising:at least one helical chip-guiding groove arranged on a circumference of the tool body for chip dissipation; and at least two receptacles arranged at the at least one chip-guiding groove,
wherein each receptacle comprises a base surface comprising a bore for receiving an indexable cutting insert fastening screw and at least one first abutment surface located adjacent to the base surface, the first abutment surface being substantially perpendicular to the base surface; and
wherein a groove is formed at a transition between the base surface and the first abutment surface; and
wherein each receptacle has a coolant outlet opening for cooling an indexable cutting insert in the receptacle arranged in the tool body and each coolant outlet opening communicates with a radial coolant channel, whereby all radial coolant channels are connected to a central coolant feed channel arranged axially in the tool body and the interfaces between the radial coolant channels and the central coolant feed channel are axially offset relative to one another such that, at each axial position of the central coolant feed channel, there is only one interface between the radial coolant channels and the central coolant feed channel.

US Pat. No. 10,556,277

DOUBLE-SIDED CUTTING INSERT HAVING HIGH FEED RATE AND CUTTING TOOL EQUIPPED THEREWITH

KORLOY INC., Seoul (KR)

1. A double-sided cutting insert having a high feed rate, comprising:two main surfaces that face in opposite directions;
two shorter side surfaces which connect between the two main surfaces and which face in opposite directions;
two longer side surfaces, which connect between the two main surfaces and between the two shorter side surfaces, which face in opposite directions, and a width of which is larger than a width of the shorter side surfaces; and
a fastening hole that extends through the two longer side surfaces such that a cutting tool fastening bolt is inserted therein,
wherein the double-sided cutting insert having a high feed rate comprises:
a shorter cutting edge provided on a boundary portion between each of the main surfaces and each of the shorter side surfaces,
a longer cutting edge provided on a boundary portion between each of the main surfaces and each of the longer side surfaces, and
a corner cutting edge that connects between the shorter cutting edge and the longer cutting edge,
wherein the shorter cutting edge comprises a curved shape that is outwardly convex, when viewed from a direction of the main surfaces; and
wherein the shorter side surfaces comprise:
first and second edge clearance surfaces adjacent to each of the main surfaces; and
a center clearance surface that connects the first and second edge clearance surfaces,
wherein each of the first and second edge clearance surfaces forms an obtuse angle with respect to the main surfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,556,272

HOLDER FOR A TOOL FOR MATERIAL-REMOVING MACHINING, IN PARTICULAR FOR A LONGITUDINAL TURNING TOOL

Hartmetall-Werkzeugfabrik...

1. A holder for a tool for machining a workpiece, wherein the holder comprises at a front end a cutting insert receptacle for receiving a cutting insert and comprises at a rear end opposite the front end a shank which extends along a longitudinal axis and forms a clamping portion for clamping the holder in a machine tool, wherein the cutting insert receptacle comprises an upper and a lower clamping jaw, wherein the holder comprises an upper part on which the upper clamping jaw is arranged and comprises a lower part which is integrally connected to the shank and on which the lower clamping jaw is arranged, wherein the upper and the lower parts are connected together exclusively by means of a web which extends between a first and a second separating slit, wherein the two separating slits extend between the upper part and the lower part of the holder and are arranged on opposite sides of the web such that the upper part is pivotable relative to the lower part via the web in the manner of a rocker, wherein the first separating slit extends in a front holder region between the cutting insert receptacle and the web, and wherein the second separating slit extends in a central holder region between the web and the clamping portion, wherein the holder further comprises a screw which engages in a thread which is provided in the lower part and extends along a thread axis which is aligned perpendicularly to the longitudinal axis of the holder, wherein the screw comprises a conical screw head which cooperates with the upper part in the central holder region and is configured to spread the second separating slit in order to move the upper clamping jaw toward the lower clamping jaw and to clamp the cutting insert between the upper and the lower clamping jaws.

US Pat. No. 10,556,270

ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING SYSTEM FOR MINIMIZING THERMAL STRESSES

United Technologies Corpo...

1. A build plate for an additive manufacturing system, the build plate comprising:a support structure configured to support a stack of sintered layers of a pulverant material, the support structure extending orthogonally to a build direction;
a sub-plate arranged along the support structure, the sub-plate defining a transducer cavity;
one or more ultrasonic transducers arranged in the transducer cavity, wherein the one or more ultrasonic transducers are operable to propagate ultrasonic waves through the support structure and the stack while the pulverant material is being sintered to provide Ultrasonic Impact Treatment (UIT) of the stack by creating standing waves within the stack to relieve internal stresses caused by sintering of the stack.

US Pat. No. 10,556,269

APPARATUS FOR AND METHOD OF MAKING MULTI-WALLED PASSAGES IN COMPONENTS

United Technologies Corpo...

1. A method of making a refractory metal core comprises:forming a first layer of the refractory metal core out of a first material;
forming a second layer of the refractory metal core out of the first material;
bonding the first and second layers together to form a laminate master pattern;
forming a flexible mold around the laminate master pattern;
removing the laminate master pattern from the flexible mold;
pouring a pulverulent refractory metal material into the flexible mold; and
sintering the pulverulent refractory metal material to form the refractory metal core.

US Pat. No. 10,556,254

MAIL ROUTING SYSTEM UTILIZING PRINTED INDICIA-CONTAINING MAILING ADDRESSES

Broadridge Output Solutio...

3. A mailing method comprising:utilizing a first computer programmed to:
i) create an original recipient-specific handling information indicia for a mail item recipient and
ii) provide said original recipient-specific handling information indicia to the mail item recipient by:
a) a physical transmission, via a printer associated with a mailing machine and physical mail, or
b) an electronic channel transmission;
 wherein the mailing method is configured to be performed between the mail item recipient and a digital mailing services provider (DMSP);
allowing, by a second computer, the mail item recipient to modify said recipient-specific handling information indicia in either:
i) an Optional Company Information Line, delivery address C/O line, on a printed mail item, or
ii) electronically, thereby indicating to said DMSP the mail item recipient's desired handling route for the mail item so that the mail item recipient receives improved transmission of correspondence from said DMSP via both paper and electronic channels solely via including said original recipient-specific handling information indicia contained in the delivery address C/O line of the mail item recipient's delivery address on the mail item;
 enabling, by a third computer, the service provider to add the recipient's modified handling information indicia to future mail items;
 reading, by a reader, said modified handling information indicia from said delivery address C/O line of the mail item by an original service provider, said DMSP, or both; and
 enabling, by a fourth computer, the original service provider, said DMSP, or both, to process the mail item as directed by the modified recipient-specific handling information indicia.

US Pat. No. 10,556,233

MICROFLUIDIC DEVICE WITH MULTI-LEVEL, PROGRAMMABLE MICROFLUIDIC NODE

International Business Ma...

1. A microfluidic device comprising:distinct, parallel levels, including a first level and a second level;
a first microchannel, defined on the first level;
a second microchannel, defined on the second level; and
a node, which comprises:
a cavity formed on the first level, the cavity open on a top side of the cavity, the top side of the cavity being opposite a bottom side of the cavity;
an inlet port, defined on the first level, the inlet port branching from the first microchannel and communicating with the cavity through an ingress of the cavity;
an outlet port, branching to the second microchannel on the second level,
wherein the outlet port branches to the second microchannel at a level of a junction, the second microchannel comprising a fluid flow constriction valve on one side of the junction, the fluid flow constriction valve configured to force an aqueous liquid exhausted through the outlet port toward a direction that extends from the one side of the junction to an opposite side of the junction, and
wherein the fluid flow constriction valve on the one side of the junction is formed by a first section and a second section of the second microchannel, the first section being tapered and leading to the second section, which has a larger average diameter than the first section, to provide an opening angle ?2 in the second section, being between 60° and 160°; and
a via extending from the bottom side of the cavity, down to the outlet port, for the cavity to communicate with the outlet port, wherein the cavity comprises a liquid blocking element configured to prevent an aqueous liquid filling the inlet port to reach the outlet port.

US Pat. No. 10,556,205

DESULFURIZATION ABSORPTION TOWER

Jiangnan Environmental Pr...

16. Apparatus for flue-gas desulfurization, the apparatus comprising:stainless steel plate that is configured to contact the flue gas and a desulfurization absorption liquid, the plate having a mass that has a gravitational load; and
a carbon steel support that is configured to support the plate;wherein:the stainless steel plate and the carbon steel support jointly support the load;
the support includes a frame that circumferentially surrounds the plate;
the frame includes vertical support columns spaced apart from each other at an interval not less than 0.5 m;
a first of the columns is connected to a second of the columns by a bolt; and
the stainless steel plate has a thickness in the range 1.0 mm to 6.0 mm.

US Pat. No. 10,556,201

AIR FILTER ARRANGEMENT; ASSEMBLY; AND, METHODS

Donaldson Company, Inc., ...

1. An air filter cartridge arrangement comprising:(a) filter media having first and second, opposite, flow faces; and,
(b) a housing seal arrangement positioned in extension around the media;
(i) the housing seal arrangement including a pinch seal member with a seal surface oriented to be pressed against a surface of an air cleaner, in use;
(c) the housing seal arrangement including: a molded portion positioned on, and extending around, the cartridge and supporting the pinch seal member, the molded portion that extends around the media including a taper portion shaped to taper downwardly in thickness, in a direction of extension away from the pinch seal member and toward one of the flow faces; and, a receiver positioned between at least a portion of the seal surface and the filter media;
(A) the receiver being open in a direction toward a selected one of the opposite flow faces; and,
(B) the receiver being configured to receive a portion of an air cleaner assembly projecting therein, during use.

US Pat. No. 10,556,191

DISTILLATION METHOD

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

1. A distillation method, comprising a distillation device, comprising a reboiler, and a distillation column, a dividing wall being provided in an interior of the distillation column:wherein an interior of the distillation column is divided into a column top zone; a column bottom zone; and a dividing wall zone that is present between the column top zone and the column bottom zone and contacts the column top zone and the column bottom zone, the dividing wall is located in the dividing wall zone, and the dividing wall zone is divided into a feed supply zone and a product discharge zone divided by the dividing wall,
a raw material of a waste stripper solution comprising a stripper and a stripped photoresist resin is introduced into a feed supply zone and the introduced raw material is respectively separated into and discharged as a product stream, a column bottom stream, and a column top stream,
the column bottom stream is discharged from the column bottom zone and a portion of the column bottom stream is refluxed into the column bottom zone via the reboiler,
the column top stream is discharged from the column top zone and a portion of the column top stream is refluxed into the column top zone via the condenser, and
the product stream is discharged from the product discharge zone,
wherein the stripper is a non-aqueous stripper and the temperature of the column top zone is adjusted to within a range of lower and upper temperatures respectively calculated according to Equations 1 and 2 below:
P=0.00126×Ttop,lower3?0.07051×Ttop,lower2+3.17767×Ttop,lower?15.01040  [Equation 1]
P=0.00150×Ttop,upper3?0.18493×Ttop,upper2+9.56742×Ttop,lower?176.07273  [Equation 2]
wherein Ttop,lower represents a lower temperature of the column top zone,
Ttop,upper represent an upper temperature of the column top zone, and
P represents the pressure of the column top zone.

US Pat. No. 10,556,188

WATER TOY

GLOBAL MARKETING ENTERPRI...

1. A self-rotatable fanciful object comprising:a floating, unlistable and unsinkable object body having an outer periphery;
a conduit arranged within said object body configured to receive a pressurized flow of water therethrough; and
at least one non-radially directed outlet aperture coupled to said conduit and configured to produce a water spray tangential to said outer periphery of said object body, thereby producing rotation of said object body about an axis thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,556,185

VIRTUAL REALITY PRESENTATION OF REAL WORLD SPACE

Sony Interactive Entertai...

1. A method for delivering a virtual reality (VR) presentation of a real world space to a remote user via a head mounted display (HMD), comprising:sending a request for the VR presentation of the real world space;
identifying a seat selection within the real world space made by the user, the seat selection being mapped to a real world capture system in the real world space, the real world capture system configured for capturing video and audio at a location that corresponds to the seat selection;
receiving mapping data for the real world capture system, the mapping data including real world coordinates for the real world capture system;
accessing a user profile having user preferences of the user;
receiving a video stream of the real world space from the real world capture system, the video stream including a plurality of video images captured by one or more cameras of the real world capture system, the plurality of images being presented in the HMD from a perspective associated with the real world coordinates of the real world capture system corresponding to the seat selection;
identifying, from the plurality of images of the video stream, a real world object configured for reskinning during presentation to the user;
reskinning, based on the user profile, the real world object within the plurality of video images, the reskinning includes overlaying a graphical content element in place of the image data associated with the real world object, the overlaying being geometrically adjusted based on the perspective associated with the real world capture system corresponding to the seat selection; and
presenting the video stream to the user via the HMD for the VR presentation.

US Pat. No. 10,556,172

GAMING MACHINE AND ROTATING REEL

Arzest Corp., Yokohama (...

1. A gaming machine comprising:a plurality of transparent mechanical reels, a plurality of first symbols being arranged on each of the transparent mechanical reels;
a motor disposed on each of the transparent mechanical reels for spinning and stopping the transparent mechanical reels;
a symbol display area in which a part of the transparent mechanical reels is visually recognized;
a display that is arranged inside circumference of the transparent mechanical reels, is visually recognized through the transparent mechanical reels from a viewpoint of a player, and displays a plurality of video reels which correspond to the transparent mechanical reels, respectively, each of the video reels showing a plurality of second symbols; and
a processor causing to:
(a) in response to an operation by a player, generate a start signal,
(b) spin the transparent mechanical reels by the motor and display the video reels to be spun, in response to the start signal, and
(c) stop spinning the transparent mechanical reels and display the video reels to be stopped and provide an award to the player according to stop of the transparent mechanical reels and the video reels,
wherein a surface of the transparent mechanical reels on which the first symbols are placed or a whole of the transparent mechanical reels is formed by a transparent material, to allow a player to visually recognize the video reels displayed on the display behind the transparent mechanical reels through at least either of first symbols placed on the surface of the transparent mechanical reels shown in the symbol display area or periphery thereof when the display behind the transparent mechanical reels displays the video reels to be spun or stopped,
wherein a plurality of first frames and a plurality of second frames are formed uniformly at a predetermined interval on each of the transparent mechanical reels,
wherein the first symbols are placed on the first frames which are continuously placed, respectively,
wherein the second frames are continuously placed and are formed by a transparent material to form a non-symbol transparent portion for allowing the player to visually recognize the display behind the transparent mechanical reels in a transparent state, and
wherein the processor causes the display to display the second symbols of the video reels in a state where the non-symbol transparent portion of the transparent mechanical reels is stopped in front from the viewpoint of the player such that a symbol column being longer than a symbol column formed by the first symbols on each of the transparent mechanical reels is displayed.

US Pat. No. 10,556,168

TREADMILL WITH LIGHTING AND SAFETY FEATURES

The Giovanni Project LLC,...

1. A lighting system for a treadmill, the treadmill including a tread that rotates around a front axle and a rear axle, wherein the tread defines a cavity and comprises slats each having a tread surface and an underside, and wherein each slat is attached at longitudinal ends to a respective belt that rotates on bearings around the front axle and the rear axle, the slats configured with a space between adjacent slats, the lighting system comprising:lights located in the cavity, wherein the lights are configured to emit light through the space between the adjacent slats along at least a portion of the tread; and
a controller in communication with the lights, wherein the controller is configured to control the lights.

US Pat. No. 10,556,164

COLLAPSIBLE SPORTS GOAL

1. A portable sports goal kit, consisting of:a selectively interconnecting frame that is collapsed in a disassembled state for storage or transport and which is configured to be assembled into an assembled state for use as a sports goal,
the selectively interconnecting frame further consisting of
a plurality of hollow and separable support segments, each of the support segments having a cylindrical inner surface, and a cylindrical outer surface having an outer diameter that is consistent along a length of each of the support segments extending from a first end of the support segment to a second end of the support segment,
a plurality of hollow couplers including straight couplers and elbow couplers, each of the hollow couplers separated from the support segments, each of the straight couplers having a cylindrical inner surface, and a cylindrical outer surface with an outer diameter that is consistent along a length of each of the straight couplers extending from a first end of the straight coupler to a second end of the straight coupler, wherein, upon assembly into the assembled state for use as a sports goal, one of the straight couplers is disposed between every adjacent two of the elbow couplers and connects two of the support segments between the two of the elbow couplers, and each of the couplers having an inner diameter that is the same as the outer diameter of the support segments, and each of the couplers configured to removably receive with a friction fit two of the support segments and together with the support segments configured to form the selectively interconnecting frame in the assembled state, and each of the couplers further having the outer diameter that is greater than the outer diameter of the support segments, and
a plurality of separate and elastic cords, one of the cords disposed in each of the support segments and the couplers, the cords holding the separable support segments and the couplers together, wherein each of the cords is directly connected to two of the support segments with mechanical fasteners that are disposed in the support segments, each of the cords also disposed through an entirety of one of the couplers and only a portion of the two of the support segments to which the cord is connected, wherein each of the mechanical fasteners is one of a bolt, a screw, a pin, and a rod, each of the mechanical fasteners having a first end and a second end with an eyelet formed therethrough and disposed equidistant to each of the first end and the second end of the mechanical fastener, wherein each of the cords is disposed through the eyelet of the mechanical fastener disposed in the support segment adjacent a first end of the coupler and the eyelet of the mechanical fastener disposed in the support segment adjacent a second end of the coupler, and each of the mechanical fasteners spans a hollow portion of the support segment within which the mechanical fastener is disposed, the mechanical fasteners holding the cords at a central position spaced apart evenly from inner walls of each of the support segments to which the mechanical fasteners are attached, and each of the mechanical fasteners is oriented transverse with an orientation of the one of the cords to which the mechanical fastener is connected, and each of the mechanical fasteners is only directly connected to a single one of the cords; and
a net permanently attached to all of the plurality of hollow and separable support segments, wherein the net remains attached to all of the support segments in both the assembled state and the disassembled state;
wherein the plurality of separate and elastic cords holds together all of the support segments and all of the couplers where the selectively interconnecting frame is collapsed in the disassembled state; and
wherein the plurality of separate and elastic cords is configured to be under tension where all of the separable support segments and the couplers are assembled as the interconnecting frame connected in the assembled state.

US Pat. No. 10,556,159

CLUB HEAD HAVING BALANCED IMPACT AND SWING PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS

Karsten Manufacturing Cor...

1. A hollow body golf club head comprising:a body having a front end, a back end opposite the front end, a crown, a sole
opposite the crown, a heel, a toe opposite the heel, a skirt adjoining the crown and the sole, and a hosel structure having a hosel axis extending centrally through a bore in the hosel structure;
a strikeface positioned at the front end and defining a geometric center, a loft
plane tangent to the geometric center, and a head depth plane extending through the geometric center from the heel to the toe, perpendicular to the loft plane;
wherein:
a loft angle of the club head is less than 16 degrees;
a volume of the club head is greater than 400 cc;
a head center of gravity of the club head is located at a head CG depth
from the loft plane, measured in a direction perpendicular to the loft plane, and at a head CG height from a head depth plane, measured in a direction perpendicular to the head depth plane;
the club head experiences a drag force FD when subjected to an air speed
of 102 mph in a direction perpendicular to a plane extending through the geometric center of the strikeface, parallel to the hosel axis, and positioned at the loft angle from the loft plane
the club head has a crown-to-sole moment of inertia Ixx, a heel to toe
moment of inertia Iyy, and a combined moment of inertia measured
as the sum of the crown-to-sole moment of inertia and the heel to toe moment of inertia Ixx+Iyy;
wherein the combined moment of inertia is greater than 9000 g·cm2;
further comprising an embedded weight comprising a weight center position at one or more of the following locations:
(a) within 0.5 inch of a perimeter of the club head;
(b) greater than 2.2 inches from the head center of gravity; or
(c) greater than 4.0 inches from the geometric center of the strikeface; and
the club head satisfies relation A and one or more of relations B and C:

US Pat. No. 10,556,157

GOLF CLUB HEAD

Taylor Made Golf Company,...

1. A golf club head comprising:a hosel portion, a heel portion, a sole portion, a toe portion, a crown portion, and a striking face having a striking face surface;
the striking face having a center face location;
a center face vertical plane passing through the center face location, the center face vertical plane extending from adjacent the crown portion to adjacent the sole portion and intersecting with the striking face surface to define a center face roll contour;
a toe side vertical plane being spaced away from the center face vertical plane by 30 mm toward the toe portion, the toe side vertical plane extending from adjacent the crown portion to adjacent the sole portion and intersecting with the striking face surface to define a toe side roll contour;
a heel side vertical plane being spaced away from the center face vertical plane by 30 mm toward the heel portion, the heel side vertical plane extending from adjacent the crown portion to adjacent the sole portion and intersecting with the striking face surface to define a heel side roll contour;
a center face horizontal plane passing through the center face location, the center face horizontal plane extending from adjacent the toe portion to adjacent the heel portion and intersecting with the striking face surface to define a center face bulge contour;
a crown side horizontal plane being spaced away from the center face horizontal plane by 15 mm toward the crown portion, the crown side horizontal plane extending from adjacent the toe portion to adjacent the heel portion and intersecting with the striking face surface to define a crown side bulge contour;
a sole side horizontal plane being spaced away from the center face horizontal plane by 15 mm toward the sole portion, the sole side horizontal plane extending from adjacent the toe portion to adjacent the heel portion and intersecting with the striking face surface to define a sole side bulge contour;
wherein the toe side roll contour is more lofted than the center face roll contour, the heel side roll contour is less lofted than the center face roll contour, the crown side bulge contour is more open than the center face bulge contour, and the sole side bulge contour is more closed than the center face bulge contour, wherein the club head has a degree of twist that is between 0.1° and 5.0°;
wherein an actual nominal loft angle for any point on the striking face can be determined using the following equation:

 and
wherein an actual nominal face angle for any point on the striking face can be determined using the following equation:

wherein in the equations above, the variables are defined as:
Roll=Roll Radius (mm),
Bulge=Bulge Radius (mm),
LA=Nominal Loft Angle (°) at a selected point,
FA=Nominal Face Angle (°) at a selected point,
CFLA=Center Face Loft Angle (°),
CFFA=Center Face Face Angle (°),
YLOC=y-coordinate location on the y-axis of the predetermined point (mm),
XLOC=x-coordinate location on the x-axis of the predetermined point (mm),
DEG=the degree of twist in the club head (°).

US Pat. No. 10,556,154

YOGA BALL PADDLEBOARD

1. A floatation device, comprising:a) an elongated buoyant body having a center longitudinal dimension and a transverse dimension, wherein the center longitudinal dimension is greater than the transverse dimension;
b) the elongated buoyant body including a hole at an intersection of the center longitudinal dimension and the transverse dimension, the hole extending through the elongated buoyant body;
c) a first removable insert having an open top end and a closed bottom end, the first removable insert including a lip extending outward from a sidewall of the first removable insert, the first removable insert including a radiused depression; and d) a ball removably supported by the first removable insert, the ball having a diameter greater than the open top end of the first removable insert.

US Pat. No. 10,556,129

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TREATING A SKIN CONDITION USING RADIATION

Varian Medical Systems, I...

1. A medical device for treating a skin of a patient, comprising:a distal end;
a radiation source configured to provide radiation;
a collimator coupled to the radiation source; and
an optical device for viewing a target area on the skin when the distal end is covering the skin;
wherein the collimator has a first end, a second end, and a longitudinal axis extending between the first end and the second end, and wherein the collimator further comprises a channel with a cross sectional dimension that increases along at least a part of the longitudinal axis.

US Pat. No. 10,556,115

FEEDTHROUGH ARRANGEMENT FOR MEDICAL DEVICE

COCHLEAR LIMITED, Macqua...

1. An apparatus comprising:a feedthrough comprising a body and an outer perimeter surface of a biocompatible housing;
a plurality of contacts disposed on or recessed within the outer perimeter surface of the biocompatible housing; and
a plurality of vias defined by the feedthrough, wherein each of the plurality of vias comprise a diverging via portion that passes through the body to reach at least one contact of the plurality of contacts, wherein adjacent diverging via portions of the feedthrough diverge away from each other.

US Pat. No. 10,556,095

GOOGLE BREATHING SYSTEM

1. A disposable apparatus attachable to a nose of a wearer and useable with an external magnetic element positioned adjacent to the nose of the wearer, the disposable apparatus comprising:a flexible base layer including a first surface and an opposing second surface;
an adhesive disposed on the first surface of the flexible base layer and capable of producing an adhesive force between the flexible base layer and the wearer for attaching the flexible base layer to the nose of the wearer, the adhesive being capable of increasing the adhesive force after the flexible base layer has been attached to the nose of the wearer; and
a metallic element coupled to the second surface of the base layer and being magnetically interactable with the magnetic element when the magnetic element is positioned adjacent the nose of the wearer and the flexible base layer is attached to the nose of the wearer, the metallic element including a metallic disc having an arcuate surface extending away from the second surface of the base layer, the magnetic interaction between the metallic element and the magnetic element imparting a dilating force on the nose of the wearer causing the nose of the wearer to dilate, the metallic element being sized to reside adjacent only one of the nostrils on the nose of the wearer when the disposable apparatus is attached to the nose of the wearer;
the disposable apparatus being sized and shaped to be translatable relative to the magnetic element while the metallic element is magnetically coupled to the magnetic element;
the disposable apparatus being capable of residing on the nose of the wearer in an OFF state wherein no dilating force is imparted on the wearer by the disposable apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,556,094

INTERVENTIONAL TOOL DELIVERY DEVICES, SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Radux Devices, LLC, Omah...

1. A method of delivering an interventional tool, comprising:positioning a catheter through an access point in a side wall of an anatomical vessel of a patient in the direction of an insertion axis, the catheter having a distal end, a proximal end, and at least one lumen extending between the distal end and the proximal end, the catheter configured to receive an interventional tool;
attaching a support sheath to the catheter, the support sheath comprising a first end having a connector configured to releasably connect with the proximal end of the catheter and a second end comprising a port configured to receive the interventional tool, the support sheath having a distal portion proximate the first end and a proximal portion proximate the second end;
retaining the support sheath in a selected curved configuration by engaging the support sheath with one or more retention features of a retainer, the retainer configured to retain the support sheath in two or more configurations, the distal portion fixed in different angled orientations relative to the proximal end when attached to the catheter in each of the two or more configurations; and
advancing the interventional tool by a practitioner along an advancement direction offset from the insertion axis to deliver the interventional tool within an internal access path through the support sheath, catheter, and into the anatomical vessel.

US Pat. No. 10,556,079

BREATHING ASSISTANCE SYSTEM

23. A breathing assistance system comprising:a single flow generator configured to deliver a single continuous unidirectional flow of breathing gas to a user interface, the flow rate exceeding a user's peak inspiratory flow requirements; and
the user interface comprising:
a nasal cannula;
a mask arranged about the nasal cannula, the mask comprising:
a seal configured to seal with a face of the user to allow the pressure within the user's respiratory system to be regulated;
a gas outlet passage through the mask configured to exhaust gases from the mask; and
one or more additional injection ports for supplying gases to a cavity of the mask, separately from the nasal cannula; and
a detachable and flexible delivery conduit comprising an inlet port and an outlet port, wherein the detachable and flexible delivery conduit protruding through the mask and coupled to the nasal cannula, the detachable and flexible delivery conduit configured to supply gases to the nasal cannula, and the one or more additional injection ports formed in the detachable and flexible delivery conduit.

US Pat. No. 10,556,066

POWER EFFICIENT ELECTRONIC DEVICE

1. An assembly comprising:an electric consumer,
an electric voltage source adapted to power the electric consumer, and being operatable between a first state in which a first voltage is generated and a second state in which a second higher voltage is generated,
a main portion comprising:
a drug reservoir or structure for receiving a drug reservoir, the reservoir comprising an outlet portion,
a dose setting structure,
an expelling structure for expelling a set dose of drug from the reservoir,
the electric voltage source, and
the electric consumer in the form of electronic circuitry,
a cap adapted to be mounted on the main portion to thereby cover the reservoir outlet portion, and
a user operated actuation structure being:
operatable from a first to a second state and adapted to thereby operate the electric voltage source from the first to the second state, and
operatable from the second state to the first state and adapted to the re by operate the electricvoltage source from the second to the first state, wherein the actuation structure is in the form of the cap, the electricvoltage source being operated from the first to the second state and from the second to the first state when the cap is removed from the main portion and mounted on the main portion, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,556,062

ELECTRONIC MEDICATION ORDER TRANSFER AND PROCESSING METHODS AND APPARATUS

Baxter International Inc....

1. A pharmacy system for the automated transfer and processing of electronic medication order information to and from a computerized patient care system associated with a healthcare facility, the system comprising:a pharmacy HL7 interface configured to
receive a first HL7 message including information relating to an electronic medication order for a medication that is to be prepared for intravenous administration to a patient, and
transmit a second HL7 message including information relating to preparation of the medication corresponding to the electronic medication order, the information from the second HL7 message being used to bill for the medication corresponding to the electronic medication order;
a pharmacy computer communicatively coupled to the pharmacy HL7 interface and configured to
process the electronic medication order, including accessing electronically at least one medication database or file using information included with the electronic medication order to identify one or more ingredients required to prepare the medication corresponding to the electronic medication order, and
transmit the information, the information including data indicative of the identified one or more ingredients relating to the preparation of the medication corresponding to the electronic medication order; and
a pharmacy workstation located at least in part within an environment suitable for preparing intravenously administered medications and communicatively coupled to the pharmacy computer, the pharmacy workstation configured to
provide instructions for preparing the medication corresponding to the electronic medication order, and
capture the information relating to preparation of the medication corresponding to the electronic medication order.

US Pat. No. 10,556,059

INFUSION PUMP DRIVE WITH COMPRESSION SPRING

Biogen MA Inc., Cambridg...

1. An infusion pump drive comprising:a transmission;
a spring in line with the transmission, wherein the spring is positioned between the transmission and a portion of a reservoir associated with the spring; and
a motor operatively coupled to the transmission;
wherein the transmission is displaceable to compress the spring causing a force to be applied by the compressed spring, the applied force sufficient to dispense a fluid from the reservoir associated with the spring.

US Pat. No. 10,556,056

ANGULAR CAP FOR DISPENSING LIQUIDS

1. A cap comprising:an elongated body defining a first channel extending from a first opening in a base portion of the elongated body through a neck portion of the elongated body to a second opening in a tip portion of the elongated body;
a side body defining a second channel extending from the first channel near the neck portion of the elongated body to a third opening at a distal end of the side body,
wherein the cap has only three openings and defines:
a first longitudinal axis through a center of the first opening in the base portion, a second longitudinal axis through the tip portion, and a third longitudinal axis through the side body,
wherein the first longitudinal axis forms a first acute angle with the second longitudinal axis and the second longitudinal axis forms a second acute angle with the third axis, and
wherein the base portion is adapted to couple to a container;
wherein the cap defines a first plane through the first channel and the second channel, and a second plane orthogonal to the first plane, said first plane and second plane including the first longitudinal axis, and the second opening and the third opening are on a common side of the second plane.

US Pat. No. 10,556,055

METHOD FOR COLLECTING A DESIRED BLOOD COMPONENT AND PERFORMING A PHOTOPHERESIS TREATMENT

Mallinckrodt Hospital Pro...

1. An apparatus for carrying out a method for separating and collecting at least one blood component, the apparatus comprising a disposable kit, the disposable kit comprising:a centrifuge bowl comprising:
an inlet port;
a first outlet port; and
a second outlet port;
a treatment bag fluidly connectable with the first outlet port of the centrifuge bowl; and
a return bag fluidly connectable with the second outlet port of the centrifuge bowl;
a hematocrit sensor in a flow path between the first outlet port of the centrifuge bowl and the treatment bag; and
a cassette for controlling the movement of blood fluids pumped to the centrifuge bowl;
the apparatus being configured to carry out a method comprising:
combining an anticoagulant agent with whole blood at a selected ratio of the anticoagulant agent to the whole blood;
pumping at least a portion of the combination of the whole blood and the anticoagulant agent through the cassette and into the centrifuge bowl through the inlet port of the centrifuge bowl;
operating the centrifuge bowl to displace air and separate the at least a portion of the combination of the whole blood and the anticoagulant agent into a plurality of separated blood components according to density, the plurality of separated blood components comprising at least plasma, red blood cells, and buffy coat;
until a collection of the buffy coat in the centrifuge bowl is initiated and where the buffy coat will then be directed out of the centrifuge bowl through the first outlet port and thereafter into the treatment bag:
withdrawing at least a portion of the plasma accumulating in the centrifuge bowl through the first outlet port and directing this plasma into the return bag, and after an interface between the buffy coat and the red blood cells in the centrifuge bowl reaches a predetermined position within the centrifuge bowl based upon red blood cells accumulating in the centrifuge bowl, withdrawing at least a portion of the red blood cells accumulating in the centrifuge bowl through the second outlet port and directing these red blood cells into the return bag, wherein the withdrawal of plasma and red bloods cells from the centrifuge bowl through the first and second outlet ports, respectively, as the at least a portion of the whole blood and the anticoagulant agent continues to be pumped into the centrifuge bowl through the inlet port, allows for accumulation of buffy coat within the centrifuge bowl; and
initiating a collection of the buffy coat from the centrifuge bowl and comprising allowing the red blood cells accumulating in the centrifuge bowl to push at least a portion of the buffy coat that has accumulated in the centrifuge bowl out of the centrifuge bowl through the first outlet port and into treatment bag until the hematocrit sensor detects a presence of the red blood cells.

US Pat. No. 10,556,054

BLOOD LEAKAGE WARNING DEVICE FOR DIALYSIS PATIENT

1. A blood leakage warning device for dialysis patient used for identifying the blood leakage at an injection site, comprises:a cover absorber, covering the injection site used for absorbing blood leakage;
two detection modules, being disposed on the cover absorber at intervals;
a control module, being electrically connected to the two detection modules for detecting whether the cover absorber absorbs the blood; and
an alarm module, being electrically connected the control module, and the alarm module issuing an alarm when the cover absorber absorbs the blood;
wherein the cover absorber is made from fibrous materials, each of the two detection modules is a clamp, and the two detection modules clamp the cover absorber; and
wherein when the cover absorber does not absorb the blood, a resistance value between the two detection modules represents an open circuit, and when the cover absorber module absorbs the blood, a resistance value between the two detection modules represents a short circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,556,045

SYNCHRONOUS PRESSURE SAMPLING AND SUPPLY OF NEGATIVE PRESSURE IN NEGATIVE PRESSURE WOUND THERAPY

1. An apparatus for applying negative pressure therapy to a wound, the apparatus comprising:a housing comprising a source of negative pressure configured to be in fluidic communication with a wound dressing, the source of negative pressure comprising at least one valve;
a pressure sensor configured to measure pressure in a fluid flow path configured to fluidically connect the wound dressing and the source of negative pressure; and
a controller configured to operate the source of negative pressure using a drive signal, the controller further configured to:
determine a pressure measurement based on the pressure measured by the pressure sensor, wherein the determination is performed synchronous with operation of the source of negative pressure, and
generate the drive signal based at least on the determined pressure.

US Pat. No. 10,556,037

ENZYMATIC WOUND DEBRIDING COMPOSITIONS WITH ENHANCED ENZYMATIC ACTIVITY

1. An anhydrous enzymatic wound debriding composition comprising:(a) a hydrophilic dispersed phase comprising PEG 400 and collagenase; and
(b) a hydrophobic continuous phase comprising a hydrophobic base, wherein the hydrophilic dispersed phase is dispersed in the hydrophobic continuous phase,
wherein the amount of PEG 400 is 10-30% w/w of the composition,
wherein the composition is anhydrous, and
wherein the hydrophobic base comprises one or more of isoparaffin, microcrystalline wax, heavy mineral oil, light mineral oil, ozokerite, petrolatum, or paraffin.

US Pat. No. 10,556,036

ABSORBENT ARTICLE INCLUDING HYDROPHOBIZED ADSORBENT

LIVEDO CORPORATION, Shik...

1. An absorbent article comprising:an absorbent body composed of at least one absorption layer,
wherein the absorbent body includes a hydrophobized adsorbent and a water absorbent resin powder having (a) an absorption speed in a range from 6 seconds to 60 seconds determined by a vortex method, and
wherein the hydrophobized adsorbent is provided on a skin surface side of the absorbent body, relative to the water absorbent resin powder having (a) the absorption speed in the range of from 6 seconds to 60 seconds determined by the vortex method,
wherein the hydrophobized adsorbent is hydrophobized silica having an volume average particle diameter of 2 to 16 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,556,028

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR STERILIZING FILLING NOZZLE

Dai Nippon Printing Co., ...

1. A method for sterilizing a filling nozzle, wherein hot water or a liquid chemical agent is fed to drink supply piping that feeds a drink to a plurality of filling nozzles at the same time to perform a sterilization process within an aseptic chamber, a flow rate of the hot water or liquid chemical agent is detected at all the filling nozzles while the hot water or liquid chemical agent is being discharged from all the filling nozzles, a representative temperature of the hot water or liquid chemical agent at least on a downstream side of at least one filling nozzle is measured, an F value is calculated based on the representative temperature, and the sterilization process is ended when both the flow rate at each filling nozzle and the F value calculated based on the representative temperature reach respective target values, whereina SIP (Sterilizing in Place) cup is connected to a nozzle mouth of each filling nozzle and a drain pipe formed by a flexible pipe is connected to each SIP cup, the drain pipe is provided with a temperature sensor, a return pipe extends from the drain pipe to a manifold valve and the return pipe is provided with a heater,
information about the representative temperature measured by the temperature sensor is transmitted to a controller, the controller compares the representative temperature measured with a reference temperature and provides a predetermined output, and the hot water or liquid chemical agent is heated to a predetermined temperature by the heater and is circulated in an annular flow path formed by the drink supply piping, the drain pipe and the return pipe, and
the representative temperature of the hot water or liquid chemical agent on the downstream side of the at least one filling nozzle is measured by the temperature sensor provided in the drain pipe at a part outside the aseptic chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,556,025

FIXED POSITION HYBRID GERMICIDAL IRRADIATION APPARATUS, METHOD, AND SYSTEM

1. A fixed position hybrid germicidal irradiation disinfection apparatus comprising:a rectangular housing configured to be coupled to a standard commercial lighting fixture fitting and electrical wiring;
a first plurality of emitters coupled to the rectangular housing, the first plurality of emitters operable to emit UV-C radiation at a wavelength of 265 nanometers;
a second plurality of emitters coupled to the rectangular housing, the second plurality of emitters operable to emit near-UV radiation at a wavelength of 405 nanometers;
a controller housed in the rectangular housing, the controller being operably engaged with the first plurality of emitters, the second plurality of emitters, and at least one visible light emitter; and
at least one ranging sensor coupled to the rectangular housing and operably configured to provide a ranging input to the controller, the controller being configured to calculate a virtual air gap adjustment parameter in response to the ranging input and to control an emission from the first plurality of emitters and the second plurality of emitters according to the virtual air gap adjustment parameter, and,
wherein the first plurality of emitters and the second plurality of emitters are configured to pulse emissions of UV-C radiation and near-UV radiation, respectively, in phase and out of phase.

US Pat. No. 10,555,944

SUBSTITUTED PYRAZOLO[1,5-A]PYRIDINE COMPOUNDS AS RET KINASE INHIBITORS

Eli Lilly and Company, I...

1. A compound of the Formula I:and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, wherein:X1, X2, X3 and X4 are independently CH, CF or N, wherein zero, one or two of X1, X2, X3 and X4 is N;
A is H, CN, Cl, CH3—, CH3CH2—, cyclopropyl, —CH2CN or —CH(CN)CH3;
B is
(a) hydrogen,
(b) C1-C6 alkyl optionally substituted with 1-3 fluoros,
(c) hydroxyC2-C6 alkyl- wherein the alkyl portion is optionally substituted with a C3-C6 cycloalkylidene ring,
(d) dihydroxyC3-C6 alkyl-, wherein the alkyl portion is optionally substituted with a C3-C6 cycloalkylidene ring,
(e) (C1-C6 alkoxy)C1-C6 alkyl- optionally substituted with 1-3 fluoros,
(f) (R1R2N)C1-C6 alkyl- wherein R1 and R2 are independently H or C1-C6 alkyl (optionally substituted with 1-3 fluoros);
(g) hetAr1C1-C3 alkyl-, wherein hetAr1 is a 5-6 membered heteroaryl ring having 1-3 ring heteroatoms independently selected from N, O and S and is optionally substituted with one or more independently selected C1-C6 alkyl substituents;
(h) (C3-C6 cycloalkyl)C1-C3 alkyl-,
(i) (hetCyca)C1-C3 alkyl-, or
(j) hetCyca;hetCyca is a 4-6 membered heterocyclic ring having 1-2 ring heteroatoms independently selected from N and 0 and is optionally substituted with OH, C1-C6 alkyl (optionally substituted with 1-3 fluoros) or hydroxyC1-C6 alkyl-;Ring D is
wherein the wavy line indicates the point of attachment of Ring D to the ring comprising X1, X2, X3 and X4, and the asterisk indicates the point of attachment to E;E is
(a) hydrogen,
(b) C1-C6 alkyl optionally substituted with 1-3 fluoros,
(d) (C1-C6 alkyl)C(?O)— wherein said alkyl portion is optionally substituted with 1-3 fluoros or with a RgRhN— substituent wherein Rg and Rh are independently H or C1-C6 alkyl,
(f) (C1-C6 alkoxy)C(?O),
(l) hetAr2C(?O)—,
(o) R3R4NC(?O)—,
(s) Ar1SO2—,
(t) hetAr2SO2—,
(v) Ar1C(?O)—,
(cc) hetAr2, or
(dd) C3-C6 cycloalkyl;
R3 is H or C1-C6 alkyl; and
R4 is C1-C6 alkyl.

US Pat. No. 10,555,916

NMDAR ANTAGONIST FOR THE TREATMENT OF PERVASIVE DEVELOPMENT DISORDERS

CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIV...

1. A method of treating Rett syndrome in a subject in need thereof, the method comprising administering to said subject a sub-anesthetic bolus injection of ketamine at a dosage of 1-20 mg/kg.

US Pat. No. 10,555,905

QUICK RELEASE SOLENOID ASSEMBLY

Graco Minnesota Inc., Mi...

1. A fluid dispensing system comprising:a manifold including a fluid outlet, a first tube opening extending into a first side of the manifold, and a second tube opening extending into the first side of the manifold; and a mount opening extending into a second side of the manifold and intersecting with the first tube opening;
a dispensing module fluidly connected to the manifold and configured to receive a liquid adhesive from a fluid outlet of the manifold and to dispense the liquid adhesive;
a solenoid assembly mounted to the manifold by a first air tube and a second air tube, wherein the solenoid assembly is configured to selectively direct air to the dispensing module to actuate the dispensing module between an open position and a closed position;
wherein the first air tube extends into the first tube opening and the second air tube extends into the second tube opening;
wherein a quick release mechanism is mounted in the mount opening, engages the first air tube, and does not engage the second air tube, such that the quick release mechanism is configured to directly secure the first air tube to the manifold and to indirectly secure the solenoid assembly and second air tube to the manifold by the first air tube.

US Pat. No. 10,555,878

SOLID ANTIPERSPIRANT AND/OR DEODORANT COMPOSITION IN THE FORM OF A WATER-IN-OIL EMULSION BASED ON SILICONE EMULSIFIERS AND ON WAXES; METHOD FOR TREATING BODY ODOURS

1. A solid composition in the form of a water-in-oil emulsion comprising, in a cosmetically acceptable carrier:i) at least one discontinuous aqueous phase;
ii) 10% to 40% by weight of a fatty phase comprising at least one wax in the form of crystallites having a shape factor of greater than or equal to 2 and having a melting point of 70 to 110° C.;
iii) 1% to 8% by weight of at least one alkyldimethicone copolyol of formula (I) below:

in which:
R1 denotes a linear or branched, C12-C20;
R2 denotes the group: —CnH2n—(—OC2H4—)x—(—OC3H6—)y—O—R3;
R3 denotes a hydrogen atom or a linear or branched alkyl radical containing from 1 to 12 carbon atoms;
a is an integer ranging from 1 to approximately 500;
b denotes an integer ranging from 1 to approximately 500;
n is an integer ranging from 2 to 12;
x denotes an integer ranging from 1 to approximately 50;
y denotes an integer ranging from 0 to approximately 49, with the proviso that, when y is other than zero, the ratio x/y is greater than 1;
and/or
a dimethicone copolyol of formula (II) below:

in which:
R4 denotes the group: —CmH2m—(—OC2H4—)s—(—OC3H6—)t—O—R5;
R5 denotes a hydrogen atom or a linear or branched alkyl radical containing from 1 to 12 carbon atoms;
c is an integer ranging from 1 to approximately 500;
d denotes an integer ranging from 1 to approximately 500;
m is an integer ranging from 2 to 12;
s denotes an integer ranging from 1 to approximately 50;
t denotes an integer ranging from 0 to approximately; with the proviso that the sum s+t is greater than or equal to 1;
iv) at least one antiperspirant active agent and/or one deodorant active agent;
v) 1% to 5% by weight of at least one nonionic surfactant having an HLB of greater than or equal to 10, wherein the at least one nonionic surfactant is an ethoxylated fatty alcohol or an ethoxylated fatty acid; and
vi) a polyethylene glycol of molecular weight greater than 400,000 g/mol as thickener.

US Pat. No. 10,555,875

AUTOMATIC PACING SYSTEM FOR A BABY BOTTLE

1. A baby bottle for providing paced feeding, the bottle comprising:a storage chamber, containing a total amount of fluid;
a tube having a hollow volume and two opposing ends;
a nipple having a hole therein;
a pump for moving fluid from said storage chamber to said tube; and
a control system;
wherein a first of said two opposing ends contacts said nipple such that fluid in said hollow volume passes from said hollow volume through said hole;
wherein said hollow volume is in fluid communication with said storage chamber at a second of said two opposing ends;
wherein said pump subdivides said tube into a rearward segment including said second of said two opposing ends and a forward segment including said first of said two opposing ends;
wherein said control system automatically causes said pump to inhibit fluid movement for a first predetermined time window;
wherein said control system automatically causes said pump to initiate movement of a first predetermined amount of fluid from said rearward segment to said forward segment and through said hole after said first predetermined time window;
wherein said control system automatically causes said pump to inhibit fluid movement for a second predetermined time window after said movement of said first predetermined amount of fluid; and
wherein said control system automatically causes said pump to initiate movement of a second predetermined amount of fluid from said rearward segment to said forward segment and through said hole after said second predetermined time window.

US Pat. No. 10,555,867

MASSAGE MECHANISM

Xiamen Mas-Agee Electroni...

1. A massage mechanism, comprising:a housing,
a massage rock arm group,
massage heads, and
a drive apparatus;
wherein
the massage rock arm group comprises a left rock arm group and a right rock arm group, the left rock arm group and the right rock arm group are respectively mounted on a left side and a right side of the housing in a symmetric manner, and the left rock arm group and the right rock arm group both consist of an upper rock arm and a lower rock arm that are hingedly connected to one another;
the massage heads are disposed on the rock arms;
the drive apparatus is mounted in the housing; an upper spacing groove is disposed on each upper rock arm and a lower spacing groove is disposed on each lower rock arm;
spacing shafts corresponding to the spacing grooves are disposed on the housing; and
hinged joints, each between the upper rock arm and the lower rock arm of said left rock arm group and said right rock arm group and driven by the drive apparatus, are provided to drive the left rock arm group and the right rock arm group to perform spacing rocking defined by a path of the spacing grooves;
and wherein
the drive apparatus comprises a motor, a left worm wheel, a right worm wheel, a small left gear, a small right gear, a large left gear, a large right gear, a left handle, a right handle, a left connecting shaft, a right connecting shaft, and a pin rotating shaft, wherein an output shaft of the motor forms a worm, and the worm is simultaneously engaged with the left worm wheel and the right worm wheel; the small left gear and the small right gear are respectively mounted on a mounting shaft of the left worm wheel and a mounting shaft of the right worm wheel, and the small left gear and the small right gear are respectively engaged with the large left gear and the large right gear;
a left drive shaft extends from a center of the large left gear, the left drive shaft is connected to one end of the left handle, and the left connecting shaft connects another end of the left handle to the hinged joint of the left rock arm group; a step shaft, half of whose end portion is shaved off, extends from a center of the large right gear;
a shaft hole is processed and formed at a center of the step shaft; the pin rotating shaft is connected to the shaft hole in a sleeving manner with a clearance fit;
a pin perpendicular to an exterior cylindrical surface of the pin rotating shaft is disposed at a place, of an extension portion of the pin rotating shaft, that corresponds to a step position of the step shaft; the extension portion of the pin rotating shaft is connected to one end of the right handle, and the right connecting shaft connects the other end of the right handle to the hinged joint of the right rock arm group.

US Pat. No. 10,555,864

TRAINING APPARATUS, CALCULATING METHOD, AND PROGRAM

Murata Machinery, Ltd., ...

1. A training apparatus for training a user's four limbs including upper limbs and/or lower limbs according to a predetermined training program, the apparatus comprising:an operating rod for moving a held limb, the operating rod being supported to a stationary frame placed on or near a floor surface to be movable at two or more degrees of freedom;
a plurality of strength detectors for detecting strength components that are components of a strength applied to the operating rod in freedom degree directions where the operating rod is movable, and outputting strength component signals based on magnitudes of the detected strength components;
a plurality of motion position detectors for detecting motion positions of the operating rod in the freedom degree directions where the operating rod is movable;
a boundary direction speed calculator for calculating a boundary direction speed that is a speed component in a direction along a mobile region boundary line for defining a boundary of an operating rod mobile region for setting a range where the operating rod is movable;
a motion position predicting unit for calculating a predicted motion position where the operating rod is predicted to arrive when a resultant strength obtained by synthesizing the strength components in the freedom degree directions is applied to the operating rod on a current motion position of the operating rod; and
a motion speed calculator for calculating a speed including the boundary direction speed as a motion speed at which the operating rod moves when the predicted motion position is predicted to be outside the operating rod mobile region.

US Pat. No. 10,555,851

EMERGENCY PATIENT BED

1. An apparatus, comprising:a mobile base assembly;
a bed platform assembly coupled to said mobile base assembly and configured to support a mattress, said bed platform assembly includes a fold-down first equipment shelf located at a head location, a removably attachable large second equipment shelf which attaches to and protrudes horizontally from a side surface thereof, being capable of supporting one or more pieces of heavy equipment;
at least one storage drawer extendably coupled within said bed platform; and
an independent power supply coupled to said mobile base assembly;
a lockable patient locker coupled to said mobile base assembly;
at least one of a chart holder and a smart panel coupled to a foot end of said bed platform assembly, said smart panel includes a horizontal third equipment shelf along a top edge portion, enabling positioning of one or more pieces of associated equipment;
a privacy curtain removably coupled to said bed platform assembly;
a plurality of equipment mounts, one of said equipment mounts being coupled to each corner of said bed platform assembly, wherein said privacy curtain is coupled to and retained by said equipment mounts;
wherein said privacy curtain, comprises:
a plurality of pole elements, one of said pole elements being received within said one of said equipment mounts;
a cable interconnected between said pole elements; and,
a curtain coupled to and extending along said cable;
wherein independent power supply, comprises:
a rechargeable battery system;
a DC to AC converter; and
at least electrical outlet;
wherein said at least one support shelf comprises at least one of a head end support shelf coupled to a head end of said bed platform assembly and a foot end support shelf coupled to a foot end of said bed platform assembly; and
wherein said at least one support shelf comprises an equipment support shelf extendably coupled to a side of said bed platform assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,555,835

LASER EYE SURGERY SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF TREATING VITREOUS AND OCULAR FLOATERS

OPTIMEDICA CORPORATION, ...

1. A laser surgical system for making incisions in ocular tissues, the system comprising:a laser system comprising a scanning assembly, a laser operable to generate a laser beam configured to incise ocular tissue, and an imaging device configured to generate images of ocular tissues; and
a control system operably coupled to the laser system and configured to:
operate the imaging device to locate a posterior of a lens in an eye;
operate the imaging device to locate a retina in the eye;
operate the imaging device to locate a vitreous body in a vitreous humor in the eye;
process the image data to determine, based on the location of the vitreous body, a treatment scanning pattern for scanning a focal zone of the laser beam for performing one or more incisions in the vitreous humor, wherein the one or more incisions are surfaces that collectively form closed boundaries completely surrounding a volume that completely contains the vitreous body to isolate the vitreous body, without any focal zone locations or incisions cutting through the volume; and
operate the laser system, wherein positioning of the focal zone is guided by the control system based on the treatment scanning pattern to perform the one or more incisions in the vitreous humor.

US Pat. No. 10,555,834

VITRECTOMY PROBE WITH ROTARY CUTTER AND ASSOCIATED DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS

Novartis AG, Basel (CH)

1. An ophthalmic surgical system, the system comprising: a vitrectomy probe comprising: a housing sized and shaped for grasping by a user; a cutter sized to penetrate an eye, the cutter extending from the housing, wherein the cutter comprises: an outer cutting tube coupled to the housing, the outer cutting tube having an outer port formed therein, wherein the outer port is sized and shaped to receive tissue; and an inner cutting member disposed within the outer cutting tube, the inner cutting member rotatable about a longitudinal axis thereof, the inner cutting member comprising a first cutting surface that rotates across the outer port to cut the tissue when the inner cutting member is rotated; a drive shaft disposed within the housing; an actuator coupled to the drive shaft and disposed within the housing, the drive shaft linearly reciprocable in response to actuation by the actuator; and a drive member coupled to the drive shaft and the inner cutting member, the inner cutting member rotatable about the longitudinal axis thereof in response to the linear reciprocable motion of the drive shaft, wherein the drive member comprises a swash plate.

US Pat. No. 10,555,827

MULTIFUNCTIONAL ORTHOSIS DEVICE AND METHOD OF USE

FastForm Research Ltd., ...

24. An orthosis device comprising:a substantially rigid thermo-formable substrate having a substrate profile defined by a substrate top edge, an opposite substrate bottom edge, and opposite substrate side edges interconnecting the substrate top and bottom edges, the substrate profile being substantially symmetrical about a centerline thereof, the centerline being centered vertically along the substrate from the substrate top edge to the substrate bottom edge, the substrate having a main body portion and opposite lower wing portions, each of the lower wing portions being joined to the main body portion along a substantially angled hinge relative to the centerline, the substrate further having a central portion formed having a substrate thumb hole and a selectively removable thumb hole cover installed within the substrate thumb hole; and
a liner pad coupled to the substrate in a substantially abutting arrangement, the liner pad having a pad profile defined by a pad top edge, an opposite pad bottom edge, and opposite pad side edges interconnecting the pad top and bottom edges, the pad profile substantially corresponding to the substrate profile, the liner pad further having a pad thumb hole substantially corresponding to the substrate thumb hole;
wherein the device becomes moldable when activated by a forming temperature above ambient, and the symmetry of the substrate enables the device to be used in both left hand and right hand applications; and
wherein the thumb hole cover is configured to be selectively retained within the substrate thumb hole to provide a substantially continuous support surface for a hand of a patient during use of the device in an ulnar gutter application and to be selectively removed from the substrate thumb hole to allow a thumb of a patient to be inserted through the substrate thumb hole during use of the device in a radial gutter application, such that the device may be used in both radial and ulnar gutter applications.

US Pat. No. 10,555,799

DISTAL PROTECTION DEVICES HAVING CONTROLLABLE WIRE MOTION

Covidien LP, Mansfield, ...

1. A distal protection device for use in a body lumen, the distal protection device comprising:a first elongate member having distal and proximal ends;
a second elongate member having distal and proximal ends, the second elongate member being carried by and connected to the first elongate member;
wherein a distal portion of the first elongate member defines a hollow core, and wherein the proximal end of the shock absorber is attached to the first elongate member within the hollow core;
a functional element carried by the second elongate member, the functional element being expandable from a delivery configuration to an expanded deployed configuration; and
a shock absorber connected to the first elongate member and one or both of the second elongate member and the functional element, wherein the shock absorber is configured to change an axial distance from a proximal end to a distal end of the shock absorber in response to relative movement between the first and second elongate members such that the first elongate member may be moved relative to the second elongate member without resulting in corresponding movement of the functional element.

US Pat. No. 10,555,797

ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSH HANDLE AND ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSH

1. An electric toothbrush handle, comprising:a shell, wherein at least one light emitting element is arranged in an inner cavity of the shell; and
a display interface, which is arranged on an outer side of the shell and covers the light emitting element;
wherein the display interface is provided with a mark in a set shape at a position corresponding to each light emitting element;
the light of the light emitting element is capable of penetrating through the display interface so that the mark is visible;
an installation groove is machined on an outer surface of the shell, the installation groove is recessed from the outer surface of the shell which is away from an interior of the handle towards an inner surface of the shell which is close to the interior of the handle, and the display interface is installed on the outer surface of the shell via the installation groove in a matching manner,
the shell is provided with a blind hole on the installation groove of the shell corresponding to each light emitting element, wherein the blind hole is formed in a body of the shell from an surface of the installation groove which houses the display interface towards the interior of the handle, the blind hole is recessed from the outer surface of the shell towards the inner surface of the shell, and the blind hole has a bottom thickness in the body of the shell on a side of the inner surface of the shell; and
the light of the light emitting element penetrates through the bottom thickness of the blind hole and impinges on the corresponding mark of the display interface.

US Pat. No. 10,555,794

DEVICES FOR CONDUCTING SUBPERIOSTEAL MINIMALLY INVASIVE AESTHETIC JAW BONE GRAFTING AUGMENTATION AND THEIR USE

1. A surgical instrument for subperiosteal tunneling and bone grafting procedures, comprising:a) a handle;
b) a shank extending from the handle;
c) a tip provided on the shank;
d) wherein, upon moving said handle, said shank is configured to manipulate the tip in one or more directions; and
e) wherein said tip has a distal portion and a proximal portion, wherein said distal portion comprises a convex curved portion having a leading edge thereon, said curved portion leading edge terminating on each side at a respective terminal edge that is located at each side of the widest width of the tip, and wherein said proximal portion comprises a tapering portion, said tapering portion tapering from each respective terminal edge of said tip to said shank.

US Pat. No. 10,555,775

METHODS AND SYSTEM FOR PERFORMING 3-D TOOL TRACKING BY FUSION OF SENSOR AND/OR CAMERA DERIVED DATA DURING MINIMALLY INVASIVE ROBOTIC SURGERY

Intuitive Surgical Operat...

1. A tool tracking and control method for minimally invasive robotic surgery, the method comprising:a processor determining non-endoscopically derived estimated positions of a tool by using information received from a non-endoscope device while the tool is being robotically manipulated;
the processor determining endoscopically derived estimated positions of the tool by using information received from an endoscope while the tool is being robotically manipulated;
the processor implementing a Bayesian filter which generates optimal estimates of the positions of the tool by processing together the non-endoscopically and endoscopically derived estimated positions of the tool; and
the processor controlling use of one of the tool and the endoscope by using the optimal estimates of the positions of the tool.

US Pat. No. 10,555,769

FLEXIBLE CIRCUITS FOR ELECTROSURGICAL INSTRUMENT

Ethicon LLC, Guaynabo, P...

1. A flexible circuit electrode formed by a process, comprising:laminating a flexible electrically conductive sheet to a flexible electrically insulative sheet with adhesive therebetween to produce a flexible laminate;
forming at least one electrode on the flexible electrically conductive sheet, wherein the at least one electrode comprises at least two electrode segments connected by a flexure bearing, and wherein each of the two electrode segments has a tissue contacting surface;
forming at least one electrically insulative layer on the tissue contacting surface of at least one of the two electrode segments, wherein the at least one electrically insulative layer comprises a dielectric, nonstick element; and
separating the at least one electrode from the flexible laminate.

US Pat. No. 10,555,732

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR SUTURING A CARDIAC IMPLANT

Edwards Lifesciences Corp...

1. A method of securing a cardiac implant, comprising:dispensing a first suture from a suture spool assembly;
inserting the first suture through a resiliently collapsible and expandable looped portion of a surgical needle;
passing the surgical needle and first suture through a first native tissue implant location;
passing the surgical needle and first suture through an annular pledget;
passing the surgical needle and first suture through an outer portion of a cardiac implant;
securing the cardiac implant to the first native tissue implant location using the first suture, with the annular pledget positioned between the first native tissue implant location and the outer portion of a cardiac implant;
dispensing a second suture from the suture spool assembly;
inserting the second suture through the looped portion of the surgical needle;
passing the surgical needle and second suture through a second native tissue implant location;
passing the surgical needle and second suture through the annular pledget;
passing the surgical needle and second suture through the outer portion of the cardiac implant; and
securing the cardiac implant to the second native tissue implant location using the second suture, with the annular pledget positioned between the second native tissue implant location and the outer portion of a cardiac implant.

US Pat. No. 10,555,722

CATHETER TRANSDUCER WITH STAGGERED COLUMNS OF MICROMACHINED ULTRASONIC TRANSDUCERS

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. A CMUT transducer array comprising:a first column of spaced CMUT cells on at least one silicon island;
a second column of spaced CMUT cells on at least one further silicon island, the second column being staggered in alignment with the first column such that cells of the second column are partially located in spaces between successive cells of the first column, the first column and the second column being spaced apart by a gap; and
a flexible foil retaining the respective silicon islands, the flexible foil comprising conductive interconnects.

US Pat. No. 10,555,720

INTRAVASCULAR ULTRASOUND IMAGING APPARATUS, INTERFACE, ARCHITECTURE, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING

VOLCANO CORPORATION, San...

1. An intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) device, comprising:a flexible elongate member configured to be positioned within a vessel of a patient;
an ultrasound scanner assembly disposed at a distal portion of the flexible elongate member, the ultrasound scanner assembly comprising an ultrasound transducer array and at least one logic device in communication with the ultrasound transducer array, wherein the ultrasound transducer array is configured to be powered by a high voltage signal, and wherein the at least one logic device is configured to be powered by a first differential voltage;
an interface coupler disposed at a proximal portion of the flexible elongate member; and
a cable disposed within and extending along a length of the flexible elongate member between the ultrasound scanner assembly and the interface coupler, the cable including four conductors electrically coupling the ultrasound scanner assembly and the interface coupler such that transmit and receive functions of the ultrasound transducer array are controlled via only the four conductors, the four conductors including:
a first pair of conductors carrying a first signal pair to supply a first encoded three-state signal to the ultrasound scanner assembly during operation of the ultrasound scanner assembly, wherein the first encoded three-state signal comprises the first differential voltage to power the at least one logic device; and
a high voltage conductor configured to transmit the high-voltage signal to power the ultrasound transducer array,
wherein the ultrasound scanner assembly further comprises an interface decoder configured to decode the first encoded three-state signal from the first signal pair and to provide control signals to the at least one logic device based on the decoded signal.

US Pat. No. 10,555,719

ULTRASOUND ASSISTED NEEDLE PUNCTURE MECHANISM

ST. JUDE MEDICAL PUERTO R...

1. A tissue puncture assembly, comprising:an ultrasound probe having a probe end arranged to contact a tissue surface, the ultrasound probe being operable to determine a depth of a body cavity positioned below the tissue surface;
a tissue puncture device configured to penetrate the tissue surface to gain access to the body cavity, the tissue puncture device comprising a needle carrier, the needle carrier having a bore including a first side and a second side opposite each other, the needle carrier having a plurality of position members positioned in the bore and formed along the length of an interior of the bore, wherein a needle is retainable along the bore at a plurality of axial positions by the plurality of position members, the plurality of position members being positioned on the first side of the bore, the second side of the bore being smooth;
an adjustment device having a longitudinal axis, a length adjustment member, a first end comprising an attachment arm mounted to the ultrasound probe, and a second end comprising an adjustment member mounted to the tissue puncture device, the attachment arm being positioned within the adjustment member, the adjustment device being operable to adjust an orientation of the tissue puncture device relative to the ultrasound probe, and having a variable length along the longitudinal axis between the first end and the second end by adjustable axial movement of the attachment arm relative to the adjustment member, the length adjustment member contacting the attachment arm and the adjustment member, the length adjustment member extending through a side wall of the adjustment member.

US Pat. No. 10,555,711

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR LOW DOSE MAMMOGRAPHY USING AUGER IMAGER

NANOX-MEDICAL CORP, Long...

1. An apparatus for examining tissue of a patient for abnormalities, the apparatus comprising:(1) a monochromatic X-ray beam generator that emits at least a first beam of monochromatic line emission X-ray photons having an energy at or nearly above an absorption edge of a first element to induce emission of Auger electrons when the first element is irradiated with the X-ray photons; and
(2) an X-ray detector comprising
(a) a pixel or plurality of pixels comprising (i) an array of pixel sensors each of which comprises the first element such that the line emission X-ray photons, when received by the pixel sensors in the array, cause a cascade of Auger electrons that form a transient electric charge, and (ii) a semiconductor collection layer configured for receiving the Auger electrons of said transient electric charge; and
(b) processing electronics for converting the Auger electrons received in the collection layer into a direct radiographic signal;wherein X-ray photons in the first beam of monochromatic line emission X-ray photons undergo a spatial and temporal dispersion when passing through soft tissues with density variation so as to cause a density-based phase shift in the X-ray photons, wherein the pixel sensors in the array are of a size and number that enable the pixel sensors to register a phase shift contrast (PSC) image from the radiographic signal from which abnormalities in the tissues are identifiable, wherein the respective pixel sensors in the array are unconnected to each other electrically, and wherein the first element comprises cesium iodide (CsI).

US Pat. No. 10,555,708

HEAD AND NECK RADIATION SHIELD STRUCTURE

NORAD DESIGNS LLC, Ovied...

1. A shield structure configured to protect a head and/or neck of a patient during a radiologic procedure, comprising:a bottom wall that includes radiation attenuating material and that is configured to be positioned between the head and/or neck of the patient and a radiation source so as to shield the patient from radiation directed toward the bottom of the patient, wherein the bottom wall is of a general size to shield the head and/or neck of the patient;
a side wall that includes radiation attenuating material and that is configured to extend upward from the bottom wall so as to shield the patient from radiation directed toward a side of the patient; and
an opening configured to receive the head and/or neck of the patient.

US Pat. No. 10,555,701

PROBE FOR MEASURING LIP CLOSING FORCE

HIROSHIMA UNIVERSITY, Hi...

1. A probe for measuring a lip closing force, the probe comprising:a hollow balloon configured to be disposed between upper and lower lips of a subject, and crushed and deformed by the lip closing force; and
a base which communicates with the inside of the balloon, and is connected to a pressure measurement device for measuring an internal pressure of the balloon, wherein
the balloon is provided with a fixable portion that has the shape of a plate and that is configured to be sandwiched between teeth or gums of the subject, wherein the fixable portion is disposed at a medial portion of the balloon with respect to a vertical direction that is normal to a direction of insertion of the balloon when inserted between the lips.

US Pat. No. 10,555,684

SUPRAVENTRICULAR TACHYARRHYTHMIA DISCRIMINATION

Medtronic, Inc., Minneap...

1. An implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) comprising:a therapy delivery circuit configured to generate an electrical stimulation therapy for delivery to a patient's heart;
a sensing circuit configured to receive at least a first cardiac electrical signal via a sensing electrode vector; anda control circuit coupled to the sensing circuit and the therapy delivery circuit and configured to:determine whether first criteria for detecting a ventricular tachyarrhythmia are met by the first cardiac electrical signal;
determine a plurality of features from each one of a plurality of cardiac signal segments of the first cardiac electrical signal;
in response to the first criteria being met, determine whether a first portion of the plurality of features determined from each one of the plurality of cardiac signal segments satisfy monomorphic waveform criteria;
determine whether a second portion of the plurality of features determined from each one of the plurality of cardiac signal segments satisfy supraventricular beat criteria by comparing each feature of the second portion of the features determined from each of the plurality of cardiac signal segments to an analogous feature of a supraventricular R-wave template and determining that the supraventricular beat criteria are satisfied in response to a threshold number of the cardiac signal segments having the second portion of the features matching the analogous features of the supraventricular R-wave template;
determine whether second criteria for detecting the ventricular tachyarrhythmia are met;
withhold detecting of the ventricular tachyarrhythmia in response to both the monomorphic waveform criteria and the supraventricular beat criteria being satisfied; and
detect the ventricular tachyarrhythmia and controlling the therapy delivery circuit to deliver the electrical stimulation therapy in response to the first criteria and the second criteria being met and at least one of the monomorphic waveform criteria not being satisfied or the supraventricular beat criteria not being satisfied.

US Pat. No. 10,555,681

MUSCLE MASSAGING DEVICE AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A muscle massaging device, comprising:a detector, configured to detect a real-time myoelectric value and a real-time muscle tension value of a target muscle;
a comparator, configured to compare the real-time myoelectric value and a prestored myoelectric value, and compare the real-time muscle tension value and a prestored muscle tension value;
a massager, configured to massage a first region corresponding to the target muscle,
wherein the muscle massaging device further comprises:
a sleeving piece corresponding to a limb where the target muscle is located, which is used for sleeving the limb,
the detector is arranged on the sleeving piece,
wherein the detector comprises: a first electrode, second electrode, a third electrode, a tension sensor and a computer,
wherein, the first electrode and the second electrode are arranged on opposite sides of a preset point on an inner wall of the sleeving piece, the preset point corresponding to a central point of the target muscle, and the first electrode and the second electrode are used for detecting a first muscle electric signal and a second muscle electric signal, respectively;
the third electrode is arranged on a side of the inner wall of the sleeving piece away from the preset point, and is used for detecting a third muscle electric signal;
the computer is used for calculating the real-time myoelectric value according to the first muscle electric signal, the second muscle electric signal and the third muscle electric signal;
the tension sensor is used for detecting the real-time muscle tension value of the target muscle, wherein the muscle massaging device further comprising: a first switch and a storage unit, wherein, when the first switch is closed, the storage unit is controlled to acquire a plurality of myoelectric values calculated by the computer when a user is in different postures and acquire a plurality of muscle tension values detected by the tension sensor when the user is in different postures, and the computer is configured to select a maximum value in the plurality of myoelectric values to use as the prestored myoelectric value, and select a maximum value in the plurality of muscle tension values to use as the prestored muscle tension value, and wherein the massager is configured to massage the first region based on the real-time myoelectric value and the real-time muscle tension value.

US Pat. No. 10,555,678

BLOOD PRESSURE MONITOR WITH VALVE-CHAMBER ASSEMBLY

Masimo Corporation, Irvi...

1. A blood pressure measurement system, comprising:an inflatable cuff configured to encompass a limb of a patient;
a chamber assembly configured to house a gas canister having gas for inflating the inflatable cuff;
a valve assembly coupled to the chamber assembly; and
a gas pathway between the valve assembly and the inflatable cuff, wherein the valve assembly includes:
a valve comprising a high pressure cavity, a low pressure cavity, a first channel providing a gas pathway between the high pressure cavity and the low pressure cavity, and a second channel providing a gas pathway between the low pressure cavity and a valve output,
a bar lever,
a piston located within the low pressure cavity and configured to move away from the first channel to exert an upward force on the bar lever, wherein movement of the piston away from the first channel permits a flow of gas through the gas pathway between the low pressure cavity and the valve output,
a motor including an engagement portion that rotates about an axis in a first direction or a second direction, and
an actuator comprising:
a first portion engaged with the engagement portion of the motor, and
a second portion engaged with the bar lever, wherein rotation of the engagement portion of the motor in the first direction causes at least a portion of the actuator to extend towards the bar lever to exert an upward force against the bar lever allowing the bar lever and the piston to move away from the first channel to allow gas to flow through the gas pathway between the low pressure cavity and the valve output.

US Pat. No. 10,555,671

MOBILE PATIENT CARE SYSTEM

WELCH ALLYN, INC., Skane...

1. A patient examination system, comprising:a transportable carrier configured to fit through a door opening of a patient examination room and to be transported among locations in a patient care facility; and
a patient support connected to the transportable carrier,
wherein the patient support includes an upper surface having a first portion and a second portion, the second portion capable of being positioned angled relative to the first portion;
wherein the patient support is adjustable in at least one of: height and angle of incline; and
wherein the patient support includes:
a physiological sensor including at least one of: a blood pressure module, a temperature sensor, an otoscope, and an ophthalmoscope;
at least one sensor mount integrated within the patient support and configured to support the physiological sensor; and
a display in communication with the physiological sensor and movably secured to the patient support, the display hosting a system manager configured to:
provide a check-in sequence to a patient;
receive interactions from the patient;
display physiological measurements to a health professional;
receive voice commands from the health professional;
record dictation of notes from the health professional; and
transcribe the notes.

US Pat. No. 10,555,659

CONVEYOR DISHWASHER HAVING A SENSOR DEVICE FOR DETECTING THE CONCENTRATION OF DISINFECTANT

ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.,...

1. A conveyor dishwasher for washing washware, wherein the conveyor dishwasher has at least one wash zone with at least one wash nozzle for spraying wash liquid onto the washware, and has at least one final rinse zone with at least one final rinse nozzle for spraying final rinse liquid onto the washware, and wherein a metering device is connected for adding a disinfectant to a final rinse line that feeds the at least one final rinse nozzle so that the disinfectant is added to the final rinse liquid in a metered manner prior to spraying of the final rinse liquid from the at least one final rinse nozzle,characterized in that a sensor device is provided, the sensor device being configured to detect a concentration of disinfectant in the final rinse liquid in the final rinse line prior to spraying of the final rinse liquid from the at least one final rinse nozzle in the final rinse zone, and in that a control device is provided, the control device being configured to compare the value of the concentration of disinfectant which is detected by the sensor device with a predefined concentration value and, in the event the concentration of disinfectant deviates by at least a defined deviation value from the predefined concentration value, to interrupt the dishwashing process or to output a warning signal to an operator.

US Pat. No. 10,555,656

AUTOMATED FLOOR CLEANER

1. An automated floor cleaner, comprising:a cleaner body;
an endless belt, connected to and extending from the cleaner body so that in use a section of a surface area of the belt is in contact with a floor;
a motor, connected to the belt to drive the belt independently of movement of the cleaner body across the floor;
at least one drive wheel and at least one drive motor connected to the cleaner body and configured to move the cleaner body across the floor;
a memory module configured to map and record the position of the cleaner body during use;
at least one short range sensor configured to sense the proximity of a front of the cleaner body relative to an obstacle and to transmit data relating to the proximity to the memory module.

US Pat. No. 10,555,655

ROBOT CLEANER AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME

EVERYBOT INC., Seongnam-...

1. A method for controlling a robot cleaner including a first rotation member and a second rotation member respectively rotating around a first shaft and a second shaft and having cleaners fixed thereto, comprising:controlling at least one of the first rotation member and the second rotation member to rotate depending on a traveling mode to drive the robot cleaner in a proceeding direction;
identifying whether or not an obstacle is detected by a sensor while the robot cleaner travels; and
setting a first reference surface based on a position of the obstacle and performing a wall movement pattern along the first reference surface while the robot cleaner travels performing one-way rotation and performing mopping with the cleaners, when the obstacle is continuously detected,
wherein the step of performing the wall movement pattern comprises:
a first step of controlling the first rotation member and the second rotation member to rotate in the same direction to allow one surface of the robot cleaner to be directed toward the first reference surface;
a second step of controlling the first rotation member and the second rotation member to rotate in the same direction equal to that of the first step to allow another surface of the robot cleaner opposite to the one surface of the robot cleaner to be directed toward the first reference surface; and
sequentially and repeatedly performing the first step and the second step.

US Pat. No. 10,555,647

CLEANING DEVICE

SharkNinja Operating LLC,...

1. An apparatus having a cleaning head arranged to be removably attachable to a cleaning device, the apparatus comprising:the cleaning head having an upper side and a lower side, and a suction inlet, the lower side of the cleaning head arranged to contact a surface to be cleaned; and
a dirt collection chamber permanently attached to the cleaning head and arranged to receive dirt from the suction inlet;
wherein the dirt collection chamber is not openable by a user to dispose of dirt in the dirt collection chamber without damaging the dirt collection chamber;
wherein the cleaning head is arranged to hold a cleaning sheet on the lower side of the cleaning head.

US Pat. No. 10,555,637

BREWER WITH TEMPERATURE RESPONSIVE CONTROL VALVE

Bunn-O-Matic Corporation,...

1. A beverage maker comprising:a reservoir;
at least one passage in the reservoir permitting moving water from the reservoir;
a valve assembly positioned in the reservoir proximate to and cooperative with the at least one passage for controllably retaining water in the reservoir when the water is below a predetermined temperature range and allowing water to drain from the reservoir when the temperature of the water is above a predetermined temperature range;
a heating element spaced from the valve assembly to provide heat energy to water retained in the reservoir for use in a brewing process but being sufficiently spaced away to have generally no direct effect on the valve assembly;
an intermediate chamber positioned below and in communication with the reservoir for receiving water flowing from the reservoir;
a drain positioned in the lower portion of the intermediate chamber for allowing passage of water therethrough; and
a beverage substance retaining container positioned below the intermediate chamber for receipt of water from the intermediate chamber through the drain for mixing with a beverage substance retained within the container, the container including a drain opening through which beverage can drain; and
wherein the reservoir is positioned above the intermediate chamber which is positioned above the beverage substance retaining container to facilitate the gravity flow of water from the reservoir to the intermediate chamber when the temperature of the water is above a predetermined temperature range and to continue to flow from the intermediate chamber to the beverage substance retaining container.

US Pat. No. 10,555,635

CONNECTOR FOR REFILLING CONTAINER AND BEVERAGE DISPENSER

Societe des Produits Nest...

1. A connector for connecting a powder refilling container comprising at least one flexible wall with a storing powder tank of a beverage preparation machine wherein the connector is a tube, the tube presenting two ends,a first end is configured for piercing the at least one flexible wall of the powder refilling container and is further configured to attach to the at least one flexible wall,
a second end is configured for introduction in a receiving area of a powder inlet of the storing powder tank, and
wherein an external wall of the tube comprises at least one guiding groove and/or pin designed for guiding the tube in the receiving area of the powder inlet of the storing powder tank and for moving the tube in the receiving area.

US Pat. No. 10,555,625

GLASS PANEL ELEMENT WITH A FASTENING ELEMENT AND A GLASS SHOWCASE COMPRISING A GLASS PANEL ELEMENT

Wolfgang Frank, Bodenhei...

1. Glass panel element attached to one or more profiled edge strips of one or more fastening elements adapted for use in a container wherein the glass panel element has two parallel panel surfaces having a width providing a transparent viewing surface and, perpendicular thereto, at least one lateral surface having a width, wherein the width of the at least one lateral surface is less that the width of the parallel panel surfaces,the one or more profiled edge strips each comprising:
a first surface flush abutting the at least one lateral surface of the glass panel element, and,
a first and second side surface, wherein at least one of side surfaces comprises a recess configured to form-fittingly engage a connection element and wherein a distance between the first and second side surface defines a first thickness and wherein the first surface flush abutting the lateral surface of the glass panel element
is adhesively connected via an adhesive connection with the lateral surface of the glass panel element,
wherein the distance between the two parallel panel surfaces of the glass panel element defines a second thickness, and
wherein the first thickness of the one or more profiled edge strips is less than the second thickness of the glass panel element.

US Pat. No. 10,555,621

COVER HAVING INTERNAL SECURING BENDABLE RODS

1. A cover having an internal bendable rod comprising:a first cover having a first side, a second side, a top, a bottom, a front, a back and a sleeve portion containing a sealed hollow interior;
at least one internal bendable rod temporarily completely secured within the sealed hollow interior of the sleeve portion wherein the internal bendable rod is capable of being bent into various orientations and may maintain the position the internal bendable rod is bent into;
a second cover secured to the first cover wherein the second cover is smaller than the first cover and wherein the second cover is completely located within a perimeter of the first cover; and
wherein the second cover has a first side, a second side, a third side and a fourth side and wherein a securing mechanism runs along an entire length of the first side, the second side, the third side and the fourth side of the second cover and wherein the securing mechanism is capable of independently securing or releasing the first side, the second side, the third side or the fourth side of the second cover to the first cover and therein creating an opening forming a pocket between the first cover and the second cover when three of the four sides of the second cover are secured to the first cover.

US Pat. No. 10,555,619

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ASSEMBLED FURNITURE

Yuntek International Inc....

1. A method of forming a packaged assembled furniture comprising:providing a single, contiguous cover defining a single cavity and comprising a plurality of dividers attached to the cover and disposed within the cavity, wherein the cavity is at least partially divided into a plurality of inner compartments by the plurality of dividers;
providing a plurality of cushions, the plurality of cushions configured to fit within respective inner compartments of the cavity, wherein the plurality of cushions are confined in the inner compartments by the plurality of dividers disposed within the respective inner compartments of the cavity;
sealing the plurality of cushions in an air-tight bag; and
removing the air from inside the air-tight bag to decrease the size of the plurality of cushions.

US Pat. No. 10,555,615

CALIBRATION OF DETECTION FEATURES FOR AUTOMATED FURNITURE

1. A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium including instructions that, when executed by a processor, cause the processor to:determine a first noise state associated with an environment of the furniture item based on a first measured noise received from one or more sensors associated with the furniture item;
generate a first baseline noise level for the furniture item based on filtering the first noise state associated with the environment of the furniture item;
determine a second noise state associated with the environment of the furniture item based on a second measured noise received from the one or more sensors associated with the furniture item;
generate a second baseline noise level for the furniture item based on filtering the second noise state associated with the environment of the furniture item; and
adjust the first baseline noise level to the second baseline noise level.

US Pat. No. 10,555,601

EXPANDABLE TABLE ASSEMBLY

1. An expandable table assembly being configured to increase a useable surface area without occupying more floor space, said assembly comprising:a box being positionable on a support surface wherein said box is configured to serve as a coffee table;
a lid being hingedly coupled to said box for closing said box, a top surface of said lid being horizontally oriented when said lid is closed wherein said top surface is configured to serve as a table top, said top surface of said lid being oriented at an upwardly slanting angle when said lid is in said open position wherein said top surface is configured to serve as an angled work surface;
a first extension panel being hingedly coupled to said first lateral side of said box, said first extension panel extending away from said first lateral side in a horizontal orientation when said first extension panel is positioned in a deployed position for increasing a surface area of a top of said box; and
a second extension panel being hingedly coupled to said second lateral side of said box, said second extension panel extending away from said second lateral side in a horizontal orientation when said second extension panel is positioned in a deployed position for increasing a surface area of a top of said box, said box having a top side, a first lateral side, a second lateral side and a front side, said top side having an opening extending an interior of said box, said front side having a pair of holes each extending into said interior of said box; and
a base having said box being coupled thereto, said base being positionable on the support surface having said box extending upwardly from said base, said base having a perimeter being greater than a perimeter of said box, said box being centrally positioned on said base.

US Pat. No. 10,555,591

EPILATION DEVICE MEASURING CONTACT FORCE AND COMPRISING A FEEDBACK UNIT

Braun GMBH, Kronberg (DE...

1. An epilation device for pinching and pulling out hairs from the skin of a user comprising:an epilation barrel comprising a plurality of clamping elements;
a drive unit for driving the epilation barrel into movement; and
a control unit for analyzing a contact pressure between the epilation barrel and the skin of a user and for determining whether the contact pressure is equal to or smaller than a lower threshold contact pressure and is equal to or larger than a first upper threshold contact pressure, wherein the drive unit is adapted to reduce the movement of the epilation barrel by a predetermined amount when the contact pressure is equal to or larger than the first upper threshold contact pressure.

US Pat. No. 10,555,585

FASTENER

BSN MEDICAL GmbH, Hambur...

1. A belt assembly closure for an orthosis comprising:(a) a first closure part having a pin and a first closure part connecting means adapted to connect to a belt of a belt assembly;
(b) a second closure part having:
(i) a coupling end, an opposing connection end, and a connecting line between the coupling end and the connection end,
(ii) a second closure part connecting means positioned on the connection end of the second closure part adapted to connect to another belt of the belt assembly,
(iii) an arcuate guide track positioned between the coupling end and the connection end and extending in a closure plane from an entrance opening to a guide track end and adapted to receive and guide the pin between the entrance opening and the guide track end along the guide track by movement perpendicular to the connecting line for a releasable connection between the first closure part and the second closure part,
(iv) the guide track entrance opening positioned between the connection end and the coupling end and formed on an edge of a first side of the second closure part, and
(v) another second closure part connecting means positioned on a second side of the connecting line opposing the first side adapted for another belt of the belt assembly;
(c) the pin having a first section proximate to the first closure part connecting means and a second section adjoining the first section and positioned on an end of the first section opposite the first closure part connecting means; and
(d) wherein dimensions of the first section of the pin perpendicular to the direction of extension of the pin correspond to the dimensions of the guide track in the closure plane at the guide track end, and dimensions of the second section of the pin perpendicular to the direction of extension of the pin are greater than the dimensions of the guide track at the guide track end so that the second section restricts movement of the pin relative to the second closure part perpendicular to the closure plane.

US Pat. No. 10,555,582

SHOE CONSTRUCTIONS HAVING UPPER ASSEMBLIES WITH INDEPENDENTLY MOVABLE BOOTIES AND DECOUPLED SOLE ASSEMBLIES

Brooks Sports, Inc., Sea...

1. A shoe assembly, comprising:an upper having an exterior layer, an interior layer coupled to the exterior layer and defining an interior area configured to contain a foot of a wearer, and a throat portion defining an opening to the interior area;
a sole assembly coupled to the upper and configured to support the foot when positioned in the interior area, the sole assembly having a midsole and an outsole couple to a bottom portion of the midsole, the sole assembly having a forefoot region, a heel region and an arch region between the forefoot and heel regions, midsole and outsole defining a first portion in the forefoot region and a second portion in the heel region, wherein the first and second regions are separated by a space and are decoupled from each other forming a flex portion rearward of the forefoot portion between the first and second regions, wherein the interior layer of the upper forms a bootie connected to the exterior layer at the throat, wherein the bootie is independently movable relative to the sole assembly and at least a portion of the exterior layer;
a strapping assembly with at least one strap extending partially laterally around a midfoot region, an underfoot portion, and a heel portion of the bootie, wherein the at least one strap is movable relative to the bootie to tighten or loosen the bootie on the foot;
a plurality of retainers secured to the bootie, wherein the retainers slidably receive the strapping assembly such that the strapping assembly is movable with respect to the bootie and wherein the at least one strap is movable through the retainers to tighten or loosen the bootie on the foot; and
a shoe lace coupled to the exterior layer and to the strapping assembly, the shoe lace configured to move the strapping assembly relative to the bootie to tighten or loosen the bootie on the foot while within the exterior layer.

US Pat. No. 10,555,576

PROTECTIVE HOOD MADE FROM MATERIALS OF VARIABLE STRETCH KNIT AND WOVEN TEXTILES

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL I...

15. A protective hood for use by a firefighter or other emergency worker, the hood comprising:a crown portion to cover a top of a wearer's head;
a head portion that extends downward from the crown portion to cover at least sides and back of the wearer's head, the head portion comprising one or more layers of a first woven material;
a face opening defined by an aperture in a front of the head portion, the face opening defined at least in part by a first edge of an innermost band encircling the face opening, the innermost band comprising a one or more layers of a first knit material disposed about an elastic member;
a brow band coupled along a first edge to a second edge of the innermost band, the brow band comprising one or more layers of a second knit material;
a woven band coupled along a first edge to a second edge of the brow band, the brow band coupled along a second edge to the head portion, the woven band comprising one or more layers of a second woven material; and
a front drape and a rear drape, both of the front drape and the rear drape coupled to and extending in a downward direction from the head portion to cover at least a portion of a neck and shoulders of the wearer.

US Pat. No. 10,555,567

PROTECTIVE PAD SYSTEMS AND METHODS

1. An apparatus for preventing hyper-flexion of a joint comprising:(a) a sleeve having a first end and a second end and a first portion and a second portion;
(b) a first pad associated with the first portion of the sleeve, wherein the first pad is retained within a first covering and is selectively removable from the first covering;
(c) a second pad associated with the second portion of the sleeve, the second pad being retained within a second covering, wherein the first pad is spaced apart from the second pad by a distance;
(d) an angle of engagement, wherein the angle of engagement is a predetermined angle at which the first pad engages the second pad to resist further motion and to prevent hyper-flexion of the joint; and
wherein the first pad retained within the first covering is selectively replaceable with a first alternate pad.

US Pat. No. 10,555,561

ATHLETIC GARMENT WITH INTEGRAL CUP ASSEMBLY

Shock Doctor, Inc., Foun...

1. An athletic garment comprising:an upper portion having a front and a rear, a first side and a second side, an interior and an exterior, and a waistband, the upper portion being configured to receive a waist of a user;
a first leg portion extending downwardly from the upper portion and configured to receive a first leg of the user;
a second leg portion extending downwardly from the upper portion and configured to receive a second leg of the user;
a pocket disposed in the interior of the upper portion, the pocket having a first side, a second side, a top, and a bottom, and narrowing in width from the top to the bottom, the first and second sides of the pocket being partially secured to the front of the upper portion within the interior of the upper portion such that the bottom of the pocket is freely suspended from the front of the upper portion; and
an elongated member extending from the bottom of the pocket to the rear of the upper portion, wherein the elongated member forms a “Y”-shape with a first end of the elongated member corresponding to a bottom of the “Y”-shape, the first end of the elongated member directly attaching to the bottom of the pocket and extending therefrom toward the rear of the upper portion, and the elongated member branching into a second end corresponding to a top of the “Y”-shape, the second end terminating and directly attaching to the rear of the upper portion at a first location spaced apart from the waistband and terminating and directly attaching to the rear of the upper portion at a second location spaced apart from the waistband.

US Pat. No. 10,555,558

AEROSOL DELIVERY DEVICE PROVIDING FLAVOR CONTROL

RAI Strategic Holdings, I...

1. An aerosol delivery device, comprising:a control body;
a cartridge, comprising:
a reservoir tank configured to contain an aerosol precursor composition;
a masking disc proximate the aerosol precursor composition, the masking disc including an opening configured to the permit aerosol precursor composition to pass therethrough; and
a flavor disc proximate the masking disc, the flavor disc including two or more separate sections, wherein at least two of the sections are configured to permit the aerosol precursor composition to pass therethrough, and at least one of the sections comprises a flavor section that contains a flavorant; and
an atomizer configured to receive the aerosol precursor composition and produce an aerosol,
wherein at least one of the masking disc or the flavor disc is configured to be rotated relative to the other to align the opening of the masking disc with a selected section of the flavor disc so as to allow the aerosol precursor composition to flow from the reservoir tank through the opening of the masking disc and the selected section of the flavor disc to the atomizer such that, when the flavor section is selected, the flavorant is imparted to the aerosol precursor composition delivered to the atomizer.

US Pat. No. 10,555,554

SIMULATED CIGARETTE

KIND CONSUMER LIMITED, L...

1. A simulated cigarette having a generally cylinder-shaped cylindrical cigarette like housing with a main axis corresponding to a cylindrical axis of the cylinder shape, the housing containing a reservoir of a pressurized pressurised inhalable composition extending along a substantial portion of the housing, the reservoir having a reservoir outlet at one end which is selectively closed by an outlet valve, the outlet valve being operable to allow the composition to flow from the reservoir outlet to an inhalation outlet at the outlet end of the device; wherein the simulated cigarette further comprises a tube with a through bore extending along a substantial portion of the reservoir from the vicinity of the reservoir outlet such that composition flows into a tube bore inlet and along the tube bore to the reservoir outlet, a tube inlet end being retained such that the main axis passes through the inlet end and so that the tube bore inlet is positioned in the axial sense in the central 50% of the volume of the reservoir.

US Pat. No. 10,555,549

ROASTING DRUM OF ROASTER

1. A roasting drum comprising:a main body having
a rotating axis;
a first end;
a second end disposed opposite the first end of the main body along the rotating axis of the main body; and
multiple drums disposed along the rotating axis of the main body, mounted around one another in sequence, fastened to one another, and communicating with one another;
each one of the multiple drums having
an inner surface; and
a blending blade formed on the inner surface;
the blending blade being spiral and extending from the first end of the main body toward the second end of the main body;
the blending blade of one of the multiple drums spirally extends along a clockwise direction from the first end of the main body toward the second end of the main body;
the blending blade of another one of the multiple drums disposed within said one of the multiple drums that has the blending blade extending along the clockwise direction and spirally extending along a counter-clockwise direction from the first end of the main body toward the second end of the main body; and
at least one opening disposed on the main body; wherein
the multiple drums of the main body are two in amount;
the two drums are a first drum and a second drum;
the first drum has
a first inner surface; and
a first blending blade fixed on the first inner surface of the first drum; and
a first space disposed inside the first drum;
the second drum is mounted around the first drum and has
a second inner surface; and
a second blending blade fixed on the second inner surface of the second drum; and
a second space disposed between the first drum and the second drum; and
the first blending blade has two opposite terminal ends;
the first drum has
an entrance defined through the first inner surface of the first drum and communicating with the first space of the first drum and the second space of the second drum; and
an exit defined through the first inner surface of the first drum and communicating with the first space of the first drum and the second space of the second drum;
the entrance and the exit are respectively adjacent to the two opposite terminal ends of the first blending blade.

US Pat. No. 10,555,545

FROZEN BEVERAGE MACHINE VALVING

Taylor Commercial Foodser...

1. A dispensing apparatus (20; 300; 400) comprising:a freezing cylinder (40);
a water flowpath (526);
a first controllable valve (130) along the water flowpath;
a syrup flowpath (528), merging with the water flowpath and proceeding as a water/syrup flowpath (552) to the freezing cylinder;
a second controllable valve (132) along the syrup flowpath; and,
a carbon dioxide flowpath (572, 574) merging with the water/syrup flowpath, the carbon dioxide flowpath comprises a branch (576) extending to the water/syrup flowpath and the freezing cylinder,
wherein the first controllable valve and the second controllable valve each comprise:
a valve body (144; 432) having a cartridge compartment (164,166), an inlet (176) to the cartridge compartment, and an outlet (178) from the cartridge compartment; and
a valve cartridge (162) having a unitary construction so as to allow removal from the valve compartment and replacement as a unit, the valve cartridge comprising:
a cartridge body (200) mounted in the cartridge compartment and having a valve seat;
a valve element (222) carried by the cartridge body and having a head shiftable between a first condition disengaged from the valve seat and permitting communication between the inlet and the outlet and a second condition engaged to the valve seat and blocking communication between the inlet and the outlet; and,
a solenoid (224) carried by the cartridge body and coupled to the valve element to drive movement of the valve element.

US Pat. No. 10,555,536

CROP FORTIFICATION, NUTRITION AND CROP PROTECTION COMPOSITION

1. A water dispersible granular composition comprising at least one algae and at least one of agrochemical excipient comprising at least one or more of surfactant, binder or disintegrant wherein, the weight ratio of algae to at least one of surfactant, binder or disintegrant is 99:1 to 1:99 wherein the algae comprises 0.1% to 90% by weight of the total composition, andwherein the composition has a particle size in the range of 0.1 microns to 60 microns.

US Pat. No. 10,555,517

SPRAYING UNIT, COMPACT SPRAYING MODULE INCLUDING SUCH A UNIT, AND SPRAYING AND CONTROL SYSTEM INCLUDING A PLURALITY OF SUCH MODULES

PELLENC SAS, Pertuis (FR...

1. A spraying unit for the spraying of a liquid in droplet form for the treatment of a target, the spraying unit comprising:an exhaust nozzle formed by a pipe that extends along a longitudinal axis by delimiting on the inside a main inner space and being open at ends thereof to form an air inlet opening and an air outlet opening, the main inner space accommodating
at least one rotary atomizer mounted in rotation around a first axis of rotation,
a transport system configured to transport the liquid, coming from a supply system with a controlled variable flow rate, up to the rotary atomizer,
a fan that comprises at least one propeller mounted in rotation around a second axis of rotation enabling generation of a stream of carrier air in the main inner space toward and beyond the air outlet opening, and
an electric motor drive system enabling driving in rotation of said rotary atomizer and the at least one propeller,
said rotary atomizer comprising
a receiving surface configured to receive the liquid and configured to, on a periphery thereof or an end thereof, in a state of rotation of said rotary atomizer, break up the liquid into droplets and propel the droplets into the stream of carrier air and not onto an inner wall of the exhaust nozzle, the receiving surface of the rotary atomizer exclusively breaking up the liquid into the droplets, and
a connector configured to connect to an electrical energy generator to provide electrical energy to the drive system; and
an inner fuselage that has an aerodynamic profile defined by a lateral surface delimiting on the inside a secondary inner space and being kept axially in the main inner space between the fan and the air outlet opening to define, between the fuselage and the exhaust nozzle, an annular channel for circulation of the stream of carrier air surrounding said fuselage, the fuselage comprising a rotary section that is formed by the rotary atomizer such that the periphery or the end of the receiving surface essentially is part of the lateral surface of the fuselage while enabling the rotation of the rotary atomizer and the propulsion, essentially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis, of the droplets in said channel to be incorporated in the air stream.

US Pat. No. 10,555,516

BAIT CUTTING AND CRAB MEASURING APPARATUS

1. A bait cutting and crab measuring apparatus comprises:a bait-cutting channel;
a crab-measuring panel;
the bait-cutting channel comprises a first wall, a second wall, a base panel, a first plurality of segment cuts, and a second plurality of segment cuts;
the crab-measuring panel comprises a third face, a fourth face, a proximal edge, and a distal edge;
the base panel comprises a first face and a second face;
the first wall and the second wall being connected perpendicular to the first face;
the first wall and the second wall being positioned opposite to each other across the first face;
the first plurality of segment cuts traversing through the first wall, towards the base panel;
the first plurality of segment cuts being distributed along the first wall;
the second plurality of segment cuts traversing through the second wall, towards the base panel;
the second plurality of segment cuts being distributed along the second wall;
the proximal edge being connected adjacent to the base channel; and
the crab-measuring panel being positioned coplanar to the base panel.

US Pat. No. 10,555,513

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MEASURING TROLL DEPTHS

1. An instrument for measuring troll depths of a line drawn through water and having a proximal line end out of the water and a weighted, distal line end in the water, the instrument accounting for a curve of the line in the water, the instrument comprising:a reference to align with the line near the proximal line end;
a length designation identifying a length of the line extending in the water between the proximal line end and the distal line end; and
a depth scale having depth markings marking the troll depths at angles relative to the reference, wherein the depth markings exhibit nonlinear angular spacings relative to the reference, the depth markings marking the troll depths of the weighted, distal line end of the line accounting for the curve of the line in the water.

US Pat. No. 10,555,499

VEHICLE-MOUNTABLE SPREADER

Wilson Customs, Evant, T...

7. An animal feed spreader for mounting to a tow hitch of a vehicle, the animal feed spreader comprising:an annular floor frame having an inner ring defining a first aperture, the annular floor frame having at least two fastening members;
a hopper comprising sidewalls coupled to the annular floor frame, at least a portion of the sidewalls defining a funnel-shaped portion of the hopper above the annular floor frame;
a floor plate removably coupled to the annular floor frame at the at least two fastening members, the floor plate having a second aperture with a circumference that is less than half of the circumference of the first aperture;
an arm having a first end portion affixed to the floor plate and a second end portion of the arm affixed to a clamp assembly;
a motor releasably coupled to the clamp assembly with a bottom face of the motor at least 2 cm above the circumference of the second aperture, the motor having a drive shaft traversing both the bottom face of the motor and the second aperture;
a spinning plate coupled to a distal end portion of the drive shaft opposite the bottom face of the motor, the spinning plate being at least 1 cm below the circumference of the second aperture, wherein the drive shaft and the spinning plate spin when the motor is in an active running state;
a pedestal assembly coupled to the annular floor frame, the pedestal assembly encasing the spinning plate with a plurality of columnar supports and a plurality of beam supports, the plurality of columnar supports coupling the plurality of beam supports to the annular floor frame, wherein the plurality of beam supports has a generally rectilinear toroidal shape with a base that is at least 4 cm below the spinning plate; and
a hitch assembly having a proximal end portion coupled to at least one of the pedestal assembly or the annular floor frame, the hitch assembly having a distal end portion operable to couple to the tow hitch of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,555,498

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REMOTE MONITORING, CARE AND MAINTENANCE OF ANIMALS

Botsitter, LLC, Rowlett,...

1. A system for remote care of an animal comprising:a robotic animal caregiver including:
a housing;
a wireless data communication system disposed within the housing and wirelessly communicatively coupled with an external data communications system; and
a microprocessor in communication with the wireless data communication system disposed within the housing;
an aerial drone wirelessly communicatively coupled to the wireless data communication system of the robotic animal caregiver, the aerial drone comprising a microprocessor, a wireless communication module, a video camera, the aerial drone configured to act in response to instructions issued by the microprocessor of the robotic animal caregiver; and
wherein at least one of the robotic animal caregiver and the aerial drone comprises a dispenser configured to dispense at least one of food, water, and medication according to a pre-programmed schedule.

US Pat. No. 10,555,464

SELF-REGULATING, PLANT WATERING, INSERT ASSEMBLY FOR GROWING CONTAINERS

1. A self-regulating, wicking insert assembly for plant growing use in association with a reservoir-providing waterproof container having side wall structure between an open top end and a closed bottom end, water or water-nutrient, and grow media, said insert assembly comprising:a) a substantially planar and horizontally extending platform with a perimeter edge and a thickness dimension;
b) at least one vertically extending cylinder permanently fixed to and downwardly depending from said platform and positioned at least in part below said platform, said at least one cylinder also having an open top end, an open bottom end, a cylinder wall between said top end and said bottom end with an interior surface and an exterior surface, said cylinder wall also having small mesh openings therethrough;
c) at least some of said small mesh openings associated with said cylinder wall-positioned adjacent to said bottom end of said cylinder; and
d) gasket material outwardly depending from said perimeter edge of said platform and extending completely around said perimeter edge, said gasket material having a thickness dimension greater than said thickness dimension of said platform and extending above, below, and outwardly beyond said perimeter edge of said platform, wherein when said platform is placed into the reservoir-providing waterproof container having side wall structure between an open top end and a closed bottom end, and the reservoir-providing waterproof container has a cross-sectional configuration similar in size and shape to that of said perimeter edge of said platform, said bottom end of said at least one cylinder engages the closed bottom end of the reservoir-providing waterproof container while said gasket material engages the side wall structure of the reservoir-providing waterproof container, sealing any gaps between said perimeter edge and the side wall structure against downward movement of grow media therethrough, said at least one cylinder and said gasket material together securing said platform into a usable position within the reservoir-providing waterproof container, and when grow media is placed on and above said platform and also into said at least one cylinder, and when water or water-nutrient is placed into the reservoir-providing waterproof container below said platform, the water or water-nutrient passes through said small mesh openings and into said at least one cylinder, thereafter wicking upward into the grow media above said platform for plant growing use.

US Pat. No. 10,555,462

AUTOMATED SPRINKLER ADJUSTMENT SYSTEM

Comcast Cable Communicati...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a computing device, a water sensor measurement for a first sprinkler controller associated with a first geographic region;
determining, by the computing device, that the water sensor measurement satisfies a threshold;
determining a geographic association based on a geographic distance between the first geographic region and a second geographic region associated with a second sprinkler controller; and
based on the water sensor measurement satisfying the threshold and based on the geographic association, sending, by the computing device and to the second sprinkler controller, a message indicating an adjustment to a sprinkling schedule of the second sprinkler controller.

US Pat. No. 10,555,459

ADJUSTABLE SHIELD FOR A STRING TRIMMER

1. A string trimmer comprising:a line trimmer and a supplemental guard;
wherein the supplemental guard attaches to the line trimmer;
wherein the line trimmer further comprises a cutting line, a rotating head, a primary guard disk, and an extension shaft;
wherein the supplemental guard adjusts the arc of the working range of the cutting line of the line trimmer;
wherein the primary guard disk further comprises a primary open inferior face, a primary closed superior face, and a primary lateral face;
wherein the primary lateral face further comprises an open primary vertical face and a closed primary vertical face;
wherein the supplemental guard is a mechanical structure;
wherein the supplemental guard is an adjustable structure;
wherein the supplemental guard rotates relative to the line trimmer such that the supplemental guard will modify the arc of the working range of the cutting line of the line trimmer;
wherein the supplemental guard comprises a supplemental guard disk, a telescopic shaft, a plurality of universal joints, and a pipe clamp;
wherein one of the plurality of universal joints attaches the telescopic shaft to the supplemental guard disk;
wherein another of the plurality of universal joints attaches the telescopic shaft to the pipe clamp.
US Pat. No. 10,555,904

POUCH-LIKE STRUCTURE WITH PARACRINE ACTIVITY AND METHOD FOR ITS PREPARATION

Georg-August-Universitaet...

1. A method for the preparation of a pouch-like structure suitable for enclosing at least a part of the heart of a mammal and comprising engineered tissue, said engineered tissue comprising genetically engineered cells wherein said cells contain a gene encoding a paracrine factor and said gene being under control of an inducible promoter system or a heterologous promoter system, comprising the steps ofa) providing a matrix having a recess in one surface of the matrix, said recess has appropriate dimensions to hold a defined reconstitution volume for the formation of the pouch-like structure,
b) providing a body having dimensions corresponding to the desired dimensions of the interior of the pouch-like structure to be formed, and positioning the body in said recess of the matrix such that the body is spaced from the walls of said recess to form a space between the body and the walls of the recess corresponding to the reconstitution volume needed for formation of said pouch-like structure,
c) positioning a reconstitution mixture in the recess, said reconstitution mixture comprising mammalian cells, and suitable scaffold material which can be incubated to form an engineered tissue structure comprising said cells,
d) incubating said reconstitution mixture until the tissue construct forms within the matrix recess between the body and the matrix,
e) exchanging culture medium once the pouch-like construct has formed around the body,
f) removing the body with the tissue construct adherent thereto from the matrix recess, and
g) separating the tissue construct from the body,
wherein at least a part of said mammalian cells present in the engineered tissue structure are genetically engineered cells whereby said genetically engineered cells contain a gene encoding a paracrine factor and said gene being under control of an inducible promoter system or a heterologous promoter system.
US Pat. No. 10,555,911

HIGHLY PENETRATIVE NANOCARRIERS FOR TREATMENT OF CNS DISEASE

Yale University, New Hav...

1. A formulation comprising nanoparticles consisting of a core and shell which can be suspended in a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier for convection enhanced delivery (CED),wherein the core of the nanoparticles consist of biodegradable hydrophobic polymer selected from the group consisting of poly(lactic acid) (PLA), poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA), poly(lactic acid)-polyethyleneglycol (PLA-PEG) block copolymers, polyanhydrides, poly(ester anhydrides), polyglycolide (PGA), poly-3-hydroxybutyrate (PHB) and copolymers thereof, poly-4-hydroxybutyrate (P4HB), blends thereof and copolymers thereof, and a therapeutic, diagnostic, or prophylactic agent, and
have an average diameter of between 25 and 100 nm, and
wherein the shell is on the surface of the nanoparticle core and the shell comprises a pharmaceutically acceptable sugar selected from the group consisting of trehalose, glucose, sucrose and lactose in an amount of between 10 and 50% by mass of the nanoparticle, effective to increase penetration of the nanoparticles through brain tissue.
US Pat. No. 10,556,937

METHODS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF A COSMETIC COMPOSITION COMPRISING LEUKOLECTIN AND USES THEREOF

AQUA BIO TECHNOLOGY ASA, ...

1. A method for improving the cosmetic appearance of a scar in the skin of a mammalian animal, said method comprising administering topically to said scar an effective amount of a cosmetic composition comprising(i) a polypeptide comprising:
(a) an amino acid sequence as set forth in any one of SEQ ID NOS: 1-4 or a sequence which is at least 90% identical to said sequence; or
(b) a portion of any of said sequences comprising at least 100 contiguous amino acids of said sequence; and
(ii) one or more pharmaceutically acceptable excipients and/or diluents, thereby improving the cosmetic appearance of a scar in the skin of a mammalian animal.
US Pat. No. 10,555,912

USE OF POLYMERIC EXCIPIENTS FOR LYOPHILIZATION OR FREEZING OF PARTICLES

Abraxis BioScience, LLC, ...

1. A method of preparing a lyophilized or frozen preparation of a composition comprising particles comprising a drug, wherein the particles are liposomes or micelles, and wherein the particles are coated with polyethylene glycol (PEG), the method comprising adding polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) to an aqueous composition comprising the particles, and lyophilizing or freezing the aqueous composition.
US Pat. No. 10,556,938

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USE FOR RECOMBINANT HUMAN SECRETOGLOBINS

APC Research Assets, LLC,...

1. A method of preventing hospitalization due to a severe respiratory exacerbation in a patient with acute lung injury comprising the steps of:(a) administering recombinant human SCGB3A2 (rhSCGB3A2) protein, wherein the rhSCGB3A2 protein consists of the amino acid sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 3, to a patient having an acute lung injury,
wherein the patient is not re-hospitalized for at least ten months after administration of rhSCGB3A2.
US Pat. No. 10,556,943

HLA-DR BINDING PEPTIDES AND THEIR USES

Mayo Foundation for Medic...

1. A method for eliciting an immunogenic response in a mammal, wherein the method comprises administering to the mammal a composition comprising a pharmaceutical excipient and isolated immunogenic HLA-DR binding peptides having the sequences set forth in SEQ ID NOS:86, 90, 109, and 145 such that an immunogenic response occurs in the mammal.
US Pat. No. 10,556,946

HUMAN DERIVED ANTI-HUNTINGTIN (HTT) ANTIBODIES AND USES THEREOF

Neurimmunie Holding AG, ...

1. A human-derived monoclonal anti-huntingtin (HTT) antibody, or an HTT-binding fragment, synthetic derivative, or biotechnological derivative thereof, wherein the antibody, or fragment or derivative thereof, comprises:(a) (i) in its variable heavy (VH) chain and variable light (VL) chain the following six complementarity determining regions (CDRs):
(1) VH-CDR1: positions 31-35 of SEQ ID NO: 173, or a variant thereof, wherein the variant comprises one or two amino acid substitutions,
(2) VH-CDR2: positions 50-66 of SEQ ID NO: 173, or a variant thereof, wherein the variant comprises one or two amino acid substitutions,
(3) VH-CDR3: positions 99-108 of SEQ ID NO: 173, or a variant thereof, wherein the variant comprises one or two amino acid substitutions,
(4) VL-CDR1: positions 23-36 of SEQ ID NO: 175, or a variant thereof, wherein the variant comprises one or two amino acid substitutions,
(5) VL-CDR2: positions 52-58 of SEQ ID NO: 175, or a variant thereof, wherein the variant comprises one or two amino acid substitutions,
(6) VL-CDR2: positions 91-101 of SEQ ID NO: 175, or a variant thereof, wherein the variant comprises one or two amino acid substitutions; or
(ii) an amino acid sequence of the VH region set forth in SEQ ID NO: 173, or an amino acid sequence that is at least 90% identical to SEQ ID NO: 173; and an amino acid sequence of the VL region set forth in SEQ ID NO: 175, or an amino acid sequence that is at least 90% identical to SEQ ID NO: 175; and
(b) wherein the antibody, fragment or derivative thereof is
(i) a fusion protein comprising a polypeptide sequence which is heterologous to the VH region or VL region, or at least one CDR; or
(ii) a non-natural variant of a polypeptide derived from an immunoglobulin, said non-natural variant comprising a heavy chain constant region that comprises one or more amino acid deletions, substitutions, or additions relative to a wild type polypeptide.
US Pat. No. 10,556,947

BINDING MOLECULE THAT BINDS SPECIFICALLY TO THE PRECURSOR OF BRAIN-DERIVED NEUROTROPHIC FACTOR

Shanghai Yile Biotechnolo...

1. A method for mitigating or treating rheumatoid arthritis comprising administering to a subject in need thereof a binding molecule which specifically binds to a precursor of brain-derived neurotrophic factor, wherein the binding molecule is a monoclonal antibody comprising a heavy chain variable region having a CDR1 region with at least 95% sequence homology to SEQ ID NO: 1, a CDR2 region with at least 95% sequence homology to SEQ ID NO: 2 and a CDR3 region with at least 95% sequence homology to SEQ ID NO: 3; and a light chain variable region having a CDR1 region with at least 95% sequence homology to SEQ ID NO: 4, a CDR2 region with at least 95% sequence homology to SEQ ID NO: 5 and a CDR3 region with at least 95% sequence homology to SEQ ID NO: 6.
US Pat. No. 10,556,949

ANTIGEN-BINDING MOLECULE INDUCING IMMUNE RESPONSE TO TARGET ANTIGEN

Chugai Seiyaku Kabushiki ...

1. A method of inducing humoral immunity to a target antigen, the method comprising identifying a subject as being in need of induction of humoral immunity to the target antigen, and administering to the subject a pharmaceutical composition comprising an antibody as an active ingredient, wherein the antibody comprises an antigen-binding domain identified by (a) and an FcRn-binding domain identified by (b):(a) identification of an antigen-binding domain that comprises a complementary determining region (CDR) comprising at least one histidine residue, and has higher antigen-binding activity to the target antigen at pH 7.4 than its antigen-binding activity to the target antigen at pH 5.8;
(b) identification of an FcRn-binding domain that binds to a human FcRn at pH 7.4 and has a higher binding affinity to the human FcRn at pH 7.4 than the binding affinity of a native human IgG1 Fc region to the human FcRn at pH 7.4;
wherein, when administered to the subject, the antibody induces humoral immunity to the target antigen in the subject.
US Pat. No. 10,555,928

CANNABIS EXTRACTS AND METHODS OF PREPARING AND USING SAME

United Cannabis Corp., G...

1. A method for relieving symptoms associated with anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, chronic pain, or opiate dependency, paralysis, neuropathy, Crohns disease, inflammatory bowel disorders, glaucoma, seizures, epilepsy, autism, or cancer comprising administering to a subject at least four daily doses of a cannabinoid formulation, wherein at least two of the at least four daily doses comprise different cannabinoid formulations selected from the group of cannabinoid formulations consisting of:a. a formulation wherein at least 95% of the total cannabinoids in the formulation is tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCa);
b. a formulation wherein at least 95% of the total cannabinoids in the formulation is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC);
c. a formulation wherein at least 95% of the total cannabinoids in the formulation is cannabidiol (CBD);
d. a formulation wherein at least 95% of the total cannabinoids in the formulation are THCa and cannabidiolic acid (CBDa);
e. a formulation wherein at least 95% of the total cannabinoids in the formulation are THC and CBD;
f. a formulation wherein at least 95% of the total cannabinoids in the formulation are CBD, cannabinol (CBN) and THC;
g. a formulation wherein at least 95% of the total cannabinoids in the formulation is cannabidiol (CBDa);
h. a formulation wherein at least 95% of the total cannabinoids in the formulation is cannabichromene (CBC);
i. a formulation wherein at least 95% of the total cannabinoids in the formulation is cannabichromenic acid (CBCa);
j. a formulation comprising at least 95% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) as the only cannabinoid in the formulation; and
k. a formulation wherein at least 95% of the total cannabinoids in the formulation is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) from cannabis indica or cannabis ruderalis.
US Pat. No. 10,555,937

PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS

XSPRAY MICROPARTICLES AB,...

19. A pharmaceutical composition, consisting of:(a) particles consisting of
(i) a protein kinase inhibitor having a degree of amorphicity of 100% in an amount of from about 10% by weight to about 70% by weight of the particles; and
(ii) copolyvidone; and
(b) an excipient;
wherein the protein kinase inhibitor is dasatinib, dasatinib hydrate, dasatinib solvate, dasatinib salt, or combinations thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,556,963

MEANS AND METHODS FOR COUNTERACTING MYELOPROLIFERATIVE OR LYMPHOPROLIFERATIVE DISORDERS

AIMM THERAPEUTICS B.V., ...

1. An antibody, or a functional part thereof,wherein said functional part thereof is defined as a single chain variable fragment (scFv), a Fab fragment or a F(ab?)2 fragment;
wherein said antibody or functional part is able to bind a cell surface component of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cells, comprising:
a heavy chain CDR1 sequence comprising SEQ ID NO: 209;
a heavy chain CDR2 sequence comprising SEQ ID NO: 213;
a heavy chain CDR3 sequence comprising SEQ ID NO: 217;
a light chain CDR1 sequence comprising SEQ ID NO: 221;
a light chain CDR2 sequence comprising SEQ ID NO: 225; and
a light chain CDR3 sequence comprising SEQ ID NO: 229; and
wherein said antibody is, synthetic or recombinant; and
wherein said antibody or functional part is coupled to a detectable label, a chemotherapeutic drug, a toxic moiety, a CD3-specific binding compound, another AML-specific binding compound, or a radioactive compound.
US Pat. No. 10,556,966

ANTI-HER2 ANTIBODIES AND IMMUNOCONJUGATES

Genentech, Inc., South S...

1. An isolated nucleic acid encoding an antibody that binds to HER2, wherein the antibody comprises (a) HVR-H1 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:15; (b) HVR-H2 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:16; (c) HVR-H3 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:17; (d) HVR-L1 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:12; (e) HVR-L2 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:13; and (f) HVR-L3 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:14.
US Pat. No. 10,556,972

PROCESS FOR THE POLYMERIZATION OF OLEFINS

Basell Poliolefine Italia...

1. A gas-phase process for the homopolymerization or copolymerization of olefins comprising the following steps:1) contacting, in a liquid hydrocarbon and in the absence of olefins, (a) a solid catalyst component comprising Ti, Mg, and Cl, and optionally an internal electron donor compound (ID), (b) an aluminum alkyl compound and optionally (c) an external donor compound; and
2) feeding a product of the contacting step 1) to a gas-phase polymerization reactor under polymerization conditions, wherein the contacting step 1) is carried out in the presence of H2 in an amount ranging from 0.1 to 8 g per kg of solid catalyst component (a).
US Pat. No. 10,556,982

THERMOPLASTIC POLYURETHANE RESIN COMPOSITION HAVING ENHANCED TEXTURE AND DURABILITY AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREOF

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A thermoplastic polyurethane resin composition comprising:isocyanate compound;
a polyester polyol; and
a chain extender,
wherein the polyester polyol is prepared from a mixture of reactants including polytetramethylene ether glycol and polydimethylsiloxane diol,
wherein the polyester polyol is prepared from a mixture of reactants including a multifunctional carboxylic acid compound, a multifunctional alcohol compound, polytetramethylene ether glycol and polydimethylsiloxane diol, and
wherein the multifunctional alcohol compound is one or more selected from a group consisting of one or more diols selected from a group consisting of ethylene glycol, butane diol, and hexane diol; and trimethylol propane.
US Pat. No. 10,555,959

GLYCOLIPIDS AS TREATMENT FOR DISEASE

La Jolla Pharmaceutical C...

1. A method of treating a subject having a GM3 deficiency, comprising administering to the subject a therapeutic amount of a compound selected from GM1 and GD1a.
US Pat. No. 10,556,729

GAS BARRIER PACKAGING MATERIAL PRECURSOR AND GAS BARRIER PACKAGING MATERIAL

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A gas barrier packaging material precursor, comprising:a support;
an adhesion layer provided on one surface of the support;
a barrier layer and a protective layer formed adjacent to each other on the adhesion layer,
wherein said precursor has a laminated structure in which the adhesion layer, the barrier layer and the protective layer are formed in this order on the surface, alternatively, the adhesion layer, the protective layer, and the barrier layer are formed in this order on the surface;
wherein the adhesion layer contains a composite of a silicon compound having an isocyanate group or a hydrolysate of the compound, an acrylic polyol, or an isocyanate compound;
the barrier layer comprises a polycarboxylic acid polymer and at least one silicon compound (III) selected from the group consisting of a silane coupling agent represented by a general formula Si(OR)3Z, a hydrolysate thereof, and a condensate of these materials, wherein R denotes an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, Z denotes an organic group containing a glycidyloxy group or an amino group, and each R may be the same or different from each other;
wherein the protective layer being formed of a coating liquid containing a polyvalent metal compound, a polyester resin, and a dispersant; and the protective layer containing the polyvalent metal compound by about 40 to about 90 mass % relative to 100 mass % of the protective layer;
and wherein when the barrier layer is separated from the gas barrier packaging material precursor to measure an infrared absorption spectrum of the barrier layer by a transmission method, a ratio (?/?) of a maximum peak height (?) of absorbance in a range of about 1490 to about 1659 cm?1 to a maximum peak height (?) of absorbance in a range of about 1660 to about 1750 cm?1 is less than about 1,
wherein the acrylic polyol of the adhesion layer has a hydroxyl value in a range of 5 to 200 KOH mg/g.
US Pat. No. 10,559,805

BATTERY FOR AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A battery module for a battery pack, the battery module comprising:a plurality of first battery cells and a plurality of second battery cells that define a first lateral side, a second lateral side, an additional side and a center region between the plurality of first battery cells and the plurality of second battery cells;
a first outer bus bar disposed proximate to the first lateral side, and operatively configured to couple the plurality of first battery cells to a first outer connecting bus bar;
a second outer bus bar disposed proximate to the second lateral side, and operatively configured to couple the plurality of second battery cells to a second outer connecting bus bar;
a first inner bus bar disposed proximate to the center region, the first inner bus bar having a first proximate end and a first distal end, and the first proximate end is affixed to a corresponding first cell tab of the plurality of first battery cells; and
a second inner bus bar disposed proximate to the center region, the second inner bus bar having a second proximate end and a second distal end, and the second proximate end is affixed to a corresponding second cell tab of the plurality of second battery cells.
US Pat. No. 10,555,969

ZEOLITE MOLECULAR SIEVES FOR THE REMOVAL OF TOXINS

FRAMEWORK THERAPEUTICS, L...

1. A method of treating or palliating elevated human blood ammonia levels, comprising administering to a human suffering from hepatic encephalopathy or cirrhosis of the liver, a pharmaceutical formulation comprising a synthetic sodium aluminosilicate zeolite and a pharmaceutically acceptable adjuvant, wherein:(a) the synthetic sodium aluminosilicate is particulate and at least 90% of the particles are of particle size from about 90 ?m to about 150 ?m;
(b) the formulation is from about 50% (w/w) to about 95% (w/w) water; and
(c) the formulation is administered in a doses of from 2 g to 15 g sodium aluminosilicate up to 4 times per day.
US Pat. No. 10,555,971

COMBINED ORGAN AND HEMATOPOIETIC CELLS FOR TRANSPLANTATION TOLERANCE OF HLA MISMATCHED GRAFTS

The Board of Trustees of ...

1. A kit comprising components for an engineered hematopoietic cell product for establishing mixed chimerism in a solid organ transplant recipient, wherein the components of the engineered hematopoietic cell product comprise:an effective amount of CD34+ cells/kilogram recipient weight, wherein the CD34+ cells are derived from a donor that is of an HLA type that is mismatched to the solid organ transplant recipient's HLA type; and
more than 1×107 CD3+ T cells/kilogram recipient weight, wherein the CD3+ cells are derived from the donor that is of an HLA type that is mismatched to the solid organ transplant recipient's HLA type.
US Pat. No. 10,555,975

PREVOTELLA HISTICOLA PREPARATIONS AND THE TREATMENT OF AUTOIMMUNE CONDITIONS

Mayo Foundation for Medic...

1. A powder composition comprising:(a) an anti-inflammatory effective amount of live Prevotella histicola or dead Prevotella histicola, and
(b) a botanical.
US Pat. No. 10,555,976

METHOD OF REDUCING THE LIKELIHOOD OF SKIN CANCER IN AN INDIVIDUAL HUMAN BEING

1. A method of reducing the likelihood of skin cancer in an individual human being, said method comprising: administering a therapeutically effective amount of a bacterial formulation comprising Nitrosomonas eutropha adapted to produce p53, said bacterial formulation comprising a lotion, ointment or gel adapted to be rubbed onto a region of an individual's skin wherein at least some bacteria in the bacterial formulation have been modified by using a using a clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR) CRISPR associated protein (Cas) system or a CRISPR from Prevotella and Francisella 1(Cpf1) system to remove a virulence factor of the at least some bacteria.
US Pat. No. 10,557,005

PAINTED POLYOLEFIN ARTICLES

Dow Global Technologies L...

1. A painted article, comprising:a primer layer between a substrate and a paint layer, the substrate being the product of a substrate forming composition including at least 50 wt % of an olefin block copolymer, based on the total weight of the substrate forming composition, and a polypropylene polymer having a density from 0.89 g/cm3 and 0.92 g/cm3,
wherein the substrate is free of (1) phthalate-based plasticizer, (2) halogen-containing polymer, and (3) leachable, small polymeric units derived from styrene monomer, and
wherein the substrate forming composition comprises an alpha-olefin comonomer content of less than 9.7 mol %.
US Pat. No. 10,555,980

TREATMENT OF CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE INFECTION

Vedanta Biosciences, Inc....

1. A method to suppress an abnormal or excessive immune response comprising administering a pharmaceutical composition comprising a purified bacterial mixture consisting of 7 or more bacterial strains comprising 16S rDNA sequences of at least 97% sequence identity to nucleic acid sequences selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NO: 10, SEQ ID NO: 14, SEQ ID NO: 15, SEQ ID NO: 16, SEQ ID NO: 17, SEQ ID NO: 19, SEQ ID NO: 20, and SEQ ID NO: 21, to the subject in an amount sufficient to suppress the abnormal or excessive immune response.
US Pat. No. 10,555,470

SOYBEAN CULTIVAR S160123

M.S. Technologies, L.L.C....

1. A plant of soybean cultivar S160123, representative seed of said soybean cultivar having been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-25326.
US Pat. No. 10,555,983

COMPOSITION FOR BRAIN ACTIVATION, COMPRISING GINSENG FRUIT EXTRACT

AMOREPACIFIC CORPORATION,...

1. A method for activating the brain or for improving cognitive function comprising: administering a ginseng fruit extract to activate the brain, to improve cognitive function to a subject having cognitive function disorders thereof,wherein the brain is activated or improves cognitive function in a subject in need, wherein the administration is administrating the effective amount of a ginseng fruit extract orally to a subject in need, and
wherein the ginseng fruit extract is an ethanol extract of the ginseng fruit which is prepared by adding ethanol to a ginseng fruit, followed by refluxing and filtering, and then concentrating under reduced pressure, and comprises 30 wt % or more of a crude saponin based on the total weight of the ginseng fruit extract,
wherein the cognitive function disorder is one or more selected from degenerative brain diseases, alcoholic cognitive function disorder, cognitive function disorder caused by cerebral hemorrhage, loss of brain function due to accidents, aging-induced cognitive function disorder, schizophrenia, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
US Pat. No. 10,557,013

COATING COMPOSITION COMPRISING SUBMICRON CALCIUM CARBONATE AND USE THEREOF

OMYA INTERNATIONAL AG, O...

1. Concrete, wood, paper, metal or board coated with a glossing and opacifying coating composition comprising:(i) at least one submicron ground natural calcium carbonate (SMGCC) having a volume median particle diameter d50 of 0.05 to 0.3 ?m and a d98 of less than or equal to 0.6 ?m, and titanium dioxide, wherein the titanium dioxide:SMGCC weight ratio in the composition is from 75:25 to 98:2, and wherein the calcium carbonate is calcite, marble, chalk or limestone; and
(ii) glossing and opacifying coating composition components,
wherein the glossing and opacifying coating composition has a pigment volume concentration (PVC) of from 5 vol.-% up to a critical pigment volume concentration (CPVC),
and wherein the glossing and opacifying coating composition, applied to a contrast card to form a layer having a thickness of 150 ?m or 300 ?m, has a gloss that is within ±3% of the gloss of the same composition and thickness in which the SMGCC is fully replaced with the titanium dioxide, when gloss is measured either at a 60° or an 85° incident angle according to DIN 67530.
US Pat. No. 10,555,478

SOYBEAN CULTIVAR 75242840

M.S. Technologies, L.L.C....

1. A plant of soybean cultivar 75242840, representative seed of said soybean cultivar having been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125325.
US Pat. No. 10,555,486

SOYBEAN VARIETY 01068910

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A plant of soybean variety 01068910, wherein representative seed of said soybean variety have been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125731.
US Pat. No. 10,555,998

INACTIVATED EQUINE INFLUENZA VIRUS VACCINES

Intervet Inc., Madison, ...

1. An isolated equine influenza virus (EIV) isolate comprising a genome that encodes a hemagglutinin protein (HA) comprising an amino acid sequence that comprises 95% or greater identity with the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2; wherein the amino acid sequence of the HA:comprises an amino acid residue at position 222 other than that of a tryptophan or an arginine, and either an amino acid residue at position 223 other than that of a valine, or an amino acid residue at position 188 other than that of an asparagine; or
comprises an amino acid residue at position 222 other than that of a tryptophan or an arginine, an amino acid residue at position 223 other than that of a valine, and an amino acid residue at position 188 other than that of an asparagine;
wherein said EIV has been inactivated through being killed in an unnatural manner.
US Pat. No. 10,556,256

ANTIBACTERIAL WATER

TAKEDA PHARMACEUTICAL COM...

6. A method of producing nano-bubble water comprising not less than 2.0×108 bubbles/mL of nanobubbles, comprising forcedly dissolving a gas in the presence of polysorbate 80 and/or poly(vinyl alcohol) in a pressurized container, flashing the gas into nano-bubble water through a nozzle, whereby the gas is supersaturated by depressurization and released as a mixture of micro-bubbles or nano-bubbles in the nano-bubble water, and allowing the micro-bubbles to naturally float and be released from the nano-bubble water, to produce the nano-bubble water comprising not less than 2.0×108 bubbles/mL of nanobubbles.
US Pat. No. 10,555,487

SOYBEAN VARIETY 01067694

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A plant of soybean variety 01067694, wherein representative seed of said soybean variety have been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125772.
US Pat. No. 10,557,026

COMPOSITION COMPRISING POLYPROPYLENE, POLYETHYLENE, AND A COMPATILIZER

SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A composition comprising polypropylene, polyethylene and a compatibiliser, wherein said compatibiliser is a non-aromatic polyester having an average M/E ratio of at least 10, wherein M is the number of backbone carbon atoms in the polyester not including the carbonyl carbons and E is the number of ester groups in the polyester.
US Pat. No. 10,556,001

THERMAL INACTIVATION OF ROTAVIRUS

The united States of Amer...

1. A method of inducing an immune response to rotavirus in a subject, comprising:administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of a vaccine composition, wherein the vaccine composition comprises:
a) an antigenic thermally-inactivated rotavirus that has a substantially intact rotavirus particle structure, wherein the substantially intact rotavirus particle structure is triple-layer rotavirus particles, double-layer rotavirus particles, or a combination of triple-layer rotavirus particles and double-layer rotavirus particles, and wherein the antigenic thermally-inactivated rotavirus is produced by the process of
suspending isolated rotavirus particles in an aqueous buffer, the aqueous buffer having an osmolality in the range of about 200-500 mOsm, comprising a concentration of a salt of a divalent cation in the range of about 1 mM-15 mM and an amount of a sugar and/or sugar alcohol in the range of about 1-20% w/v to produce a starting preparation of rotavirus particles having an intact rotavirus particle structure;
exposing the starting preparation of rotavirus particles to a temperature in the range of about 50° C.-73° C., inclusive, for an incubation time sufficient to render the rotavirus incapable of replication or infection, wherein the incubation time is in the range of about 30 minutes to 24 hours inclusive, thereby producing the thermally-inactivated rotavirus;
b) an adjuvant; and
c) a sterile pharmaceutically acceptable carrier,
thereby inducing the immune response to the rotavirus in the subject.