US Pat. No. 10,190,534

TWO-CYCLE ENGINE

MARUYAMA MFG. CO., INC., ...

1. A two-cycle engine comprising:a cylinder having a bore section of a cylindrical shape and a combustion chamber connected continuously to one side of the bore section in an axial direction;
a crankcase arranged on the other side of the cylinder in the axial direction and having a crank chamber connected continuously to the other side of the bore section; and
a piston arranged in the bore section and being reciprocally movable along the axial direction between the combustion chamber and the crank chamber,
wherein the piston has a crown portion opposed to the combustion chamber and a peripheral wall portion of a cylindrical shape provided continuously from the crown portion and extending along a bore surface of the bore section, wherein an interior space of the piston is at least partially formed by an inner side of the crown portion and the peripheral wall, the peripheral wall being provided with at least one through hole penetrating completely through the peripheral wall portion into the interior space of the piston,
wherein the cylinder is provided with at least one scavenging passage having a first opening being open in the bore surface and configured to make the bore section and the crank chamber communicate with each other, and at least one communication passage having a second opening being open in the bore surface on the other side with respect to the first opening and configured to make the bore section and the scavenging passage communicate with each other,
wherein the second opening is located at a position corresponding to the through hole of the piston in a circumferential direction of the bore section,
wherein the cylinder and the piston are configured so that the through hole overlaps the second opening to communicate with the communication passage at least in a partial interval of a scavenging stroke in which the first opening becomes open in the bore surface on the one side of the piston with reciprocal motion of the piston, the scavenging passage additionally in communication with the interior space of the piston via the through hole and the communication passage, when the through hole overlaps the second opening via the through hole and the communication passage, when the through hole overlaps, and
wherein the scavenging passage includes a pair of suction-side scavenging passages arranged away from each other in the circumferential direction of the bore section, and a pair of exhaust-side scavenging passages arranged away from each other in the circumferential direction of the bore section and arranged on an exhaust port side with respect to a suction-side scavenging passages.

US Pat. No. 10,190,532

AIR INTAKE STRUCTURE FOR VEHICLE ENGINE

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. An air intake structure for a vehicle engine, the air intake structure comprising:a variable flap rotatably provided in an intake air passage so as to control a cross-sectional area of intake air flow;
a port plate provided downstream of the variable flap, and generating displacement in cooperation with the variable flap;
a driving unit configured to supply a driving force for generating displacement of both the variable flap and the port plate; and
a controller configured to determine a rotation angle of the variable flap in accordance with an operating range of an engine, and configured to control the driving unit so as to control the rotation angle of the variable flap,
wherein a rear end of the port plate facing a combustion chamber is configured to maintain a direct contact with an inner wall of the intake air passage while sliding in a longitudinal direction of the intake air passage in response to a variation in a rotation angle of the variable flap,
wherein a front end of the port plate coupled to the variable flap is configured to generate a rotational displacement relative to a downstream rear end of the variable flap, and
wherein a slide channel is formed in a bottom section of the inner wall of the intake air passage in the longitudinal direction of the intake air passage, and the rear end of the port plate is provided with a protrusion at opposite sides thereof for being engaged with the slide channel such that the protrusion slides along the slide channel in the longitudinal direction of the intake air passage.

US Pat. No. 10,190,530

POWER UNIT

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

2. A power unit comprising:an internal combustion engine body including a crankcase, a cylinder body, and a cylinder head sequentially stacked and fastened together to be integral with each other;
a cam shaft holder fastened and fixed to the cylinder head to rotatably support a cam shaft of a valve operating mechanism of the engine;
a cylinder head cover covering the cylinder head and the cam shaft holder; wherein:
fastening members are provided to penetrate the cylinder head cover and the cam shaft holder to fasten the cylinder head cover and the cam shaft holder to the cylinder head;
pressing surfaces are formed on an inner surface of the cylinder head cover, the pressing surfaces abutting against the cam shaft holder to press the cam shaft holder to the cylinder head;
wherein the cylinder head cover is formed with fastening bolt boss portions through which the fastening members are inserted, and the pressing surfaces are formed by boss seats formed on the fastening bolt boss portions; and
wherein the cylinder head cover has reinforcing ribs connecting the fastening bolt boss portions to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,190,529

MARINE ENGINES HAVING CYLINDER BLOCK COOLING JACKET WITH SPACER

Brunswick Corporation, M...

1. A marine engine comprising:a cylinder block having a plurality of cylinders;
a cooling jacket formed in the cylinder block and defining a cooling jacket passage configured to convey cooling fluid alongside the plurality of cylinders, the cooling jacket having a top end and a bottom end;
a ledge formed in the cylinder block, the ledge radially extending the cooling jacket passage at a location closer to the bottom end than the top end; and
a spacer disposed in the cooling jacket passage and supported by the ledge so that the spacer remains spaced apart from the bottom end, thereby maintaining a lower cooling passage between the spacer and the bottom end;
wherein the spacer comprises an elongated body and a plurality of legs that extend upwardly from the elongated body and maintain the elongated body in a seated position with respect to the ledge; and
wherein the body comprises a series of cylindrical sections that are inwardly curved so as to follow an outer curvature of the plurality of cylinders, and wherein the plurality of legs are interdigitated amongst the series of cylindrical sections and extend only towards the top end of the cooling jacket from a juncture between adjacent cylindrical sections in the series of cylindrical sections.

US Pat. No. 10,190,527

CONTROL SYSTEM OF COMPRESSION IGNITION TYPE INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

1. A control system of a compression ignition type internal combustion engine comprising a fuel injector arranged in a combustion chamber and an electronic control unit controlling a fuel injection action from the fuel injector, a main injection fuel injected from the fuel injector being ignited by a premixed charge compression ignition, whereinsaid electronic control unit is configured to start an injection of the main injection fuel from the fuel injector within a range of crank angle from 10 degree before the compression top dead center to 10 degree after the compression top dead center and make a smaller amount of auxiliary injection fuel than the main injection fuel be injected from the fuel injector before the main injection fuel to ignite the auxiliary injection fuel by the premixed charge compression ignition,
said electronic control unit is further configured to control an injection timing of the auxiliary injection fuel to an injection timing whereby the premixed charge compression ignition of the main injection fuel is caused by a heat generated by the premixed charge compression ignition of the auxiliary injection fuel after a start of injection of the main injection fuel,
wherein a target compression ignition timing of the auxiliary injection fuel for causing the premixed charge compression ignition of the main injection fuel at a predetermined timing is set in advance between a time of the completion of injection of the main injection fuel and the compression top dead center or between a time of the start of injection of the main injection fuel and a time of the completion of injection of the main injection fuel, and
said electronic control unit is configured to determine the injection timing of the auxiliary injection fuel so that a time period from when the auxiliary injection fuel is injected to when a crank angle reaches said target compression ignition timing becomes constant.

US Pat. No. 10,190,526

ALTERNATING CURRENT DRIVE FOR ACTUATORS

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. Method for providing consistent actuator events for each of a plurality of consecutive actuator events of an electromagnetic actuator, comprising:applying a first bi-directional current waveform for a first actuator event, the first bi-directional current waveform applying current in a first direction when the actuator is commanded to an actuated position and applying current in a reversed second direction when the actuator is commanded to a rest position comprising applying current in the reversed second direction until a respective peak current effective to cancel out effects of induced eddy currents is achieved whereafter the current in the reversed second direction is reduced and maintained to a respective value effective to counter residual magnetic flux; and
applying a second bi-directional current waveform for an immediately subsequent second actuator event to the first actuator event, the second bi-directional current waveform applying current in the reversed second direction when the actuator is commanded to an actuated position and applying current in the first direction when the actuator is commanded to a rest position comprising applying current in the first direction until a respective peak current effective to cancel out effects of induced eddy currents is achieved whereafter the current in the first direction is reduced and maintained to a respective value effective to counter residual magnetic flux.

US Pat. No. 10,190,525

METHOD OF CALCULATING AN ANGULAR POSITION OF A CRANKSHAFT DURING A FUEL INJECTION EVENT

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A method of controlling an internal combustion engine, the method comprising:calculating an angular position of a crankshaft of the internal combustion engine at the occurrence of a previous fuel injection event, with an engine controller, from the equation

wherein ?inj is the angular position of the crankshaft at the occurrence of the previous fuel injection event, L2=?02?P(?)·(3?2?4??)d?, L1=?02?P(?)·(2??2?)d?, P(?) is a fuel pressure data stream within a fuel rail of the internal combustion engine relative to the angular position of the crankshaft during the previous fuel injection event, and ? is the angular position of the crankshaft; and
adjusting a fuel injection timing of a future fuel injection event, with the engine controller, based on the calculated angular position of the crankshaft at the occurrence of the previous fuel injection event, so that the future fuel injection event occurs at a desired angular position of the crankshaft.

US Pat. No. 10,190,523

METHODS AND SYSTEM FOR REDUCING PARTICULATE MATTER PRODUCED BY AN ENGINE

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. An engine fueling method, comprising:increasing a fraction of port injected fuel injected to a cylinder of an engine at an engine speed and load, and decreasing a fraction of fuel directly injected to the cylinder at the engine speed and load in response to an increase in particulate matter stored in a particulate filter; and
adjusting a port fuel injection abort angle in response to the increase in particulate matter stored in the particulate filter, the abort angle a crankshaft angle where an end of a port fuel injection window occurs, the fuel port injection window having a different crankshaft angle duration than that of a port injected fuel pulse width supplying fuel to the cylinder.

US Pat. No. 10,190,521

DETERMINATION OF NITROGEN OXIDE CONCENTRATION IN ENGINE EXHAUST GAS

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A method of operating an internal combustion engine having a turbocharger configured to pressurize an intake airflow and an exhaust after-treatment (AT) system including an AT device configured to reduce a concentration of nitrogen oxides (NOX) in an exhaust gas generated by the engine, comprising:operating the engine with a variable high-pressure exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) and low-pressure EGR split in the intake airflow;
determining the concentration of NOX in the exhaust gas;
determining a current high-pressure EGR to low-pressure EGR split in the intake airflow;
determining an EGR corrective factor using the determined current high-pressure EGR to low-pressure EGR split;
applying the determined EGR corrective factor to the determined concentration of NOX in the exhaust gas to generate a corrected concentration of NOX; and
regulating operation of the AT system to treat the exhaust gas via the AT device in response to the generated corrected concentration of NOX.

US Pat. No. 10,190,519

CONTROL DEVICE FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A control device for an internal combustion engine that includes a turbocharger, and an actuator that is configured to change a turbocharging pressure by regulating exhaust energy for use in drive of the turbocharger, and can select a stoichiometric operation by a theoretical air-fuel ratio, and a lean burn operation by a lean air-fuel ratio that is larger than the theoretical air-fuel ratio, comprising:at least one processor; and
at least one memory including at least one computer program, the at least one memory and the at least one computer program configured, with the at least one processor, to cause the control device at least to operate as:
switching means for switching an operation mode of the internal combustion engine from the lean burn operation to the stoichiometric operation when a target torque increases during execution of the lean burn operation;
determination means for determining whether the increased target torque is within a range of a torque that is realizable under the lean air-fuel ratio, when operation mode switching is performed by the switching means in a turbocharging state in which the turbocharging pressure is higher than an atmospheric pressure; and
operation means for operating the actuator to keep the turbocharging pressure at a magnitude that is equal to or larger than a magnitude at a time point at which the operation mode is switched by the switching means, until the operation mode is switched to the lean burn operation again after the operation mode switching is performed, when the determination means determines that the increased target torque is within the range.

US Pat. No. 10,190,518

VEHICLE CONTROL APPARATUS FOR DIAGNOSING THE CURRENT STATE OF THE BATTERY AND FOR CONTROLLING THE START-STOP FUNCTION ACCORDINGLY

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A vehicle control apparatus, comprising:a current sensor that detects a current value of a battery; and
a processing device that suppresses initiation of idling stop control in a vehicle non-stop state with a vehicle speed higher than 0, in the case where an abnormal state of the battery is detected based on an output signal of the current sensor in the vehicle non-stop state, wherein
the processing device initiates the idling stop control in the case where predetermined initiation conditions, including the vehicle speed being at or lower than a predetermined vehicle speed, are satisfied, and the processing device sets the predetermined vehicle speed as a first value in the case where the abnormal state of the battery is not detected, and sets the predetermined vehicle speed as a second value smaller than the first value in the case where the abnormal state of the battery is detected, and
the processing device, during stop of the engine by the idling stop control, restarts the engine in the case where predetermined termination conditions are satisfied, and the processing device sets the predetermined vehicle speed, which has been set as the second value when the abnormal state of the battery is detected, as the first value following the restart of the engine.

US Pat. No. 10,190,517

EXHAUST GAS PURIFYING APPARATUS FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

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

1. An exhaust gas purifying apparatus for an internal combustion engine, in which a NOx absorbing catalyst and a NOx concentration sensor for detecting a NOx concentration in exhaust gases of said engine, are provided in an exhaust passage of said engine, wherein said NOx absorbing catalyst absorbs NOx in the exhaust gases when the exhaust gases are in an oxidizing state while said NOx absorbing catalyst reduces the absorbed NOx when the exhaust gases are in a reducing state, and said NOx concentration sensor is disposed downstream of said NOx absorbing catalyst,said exhaust gas purifying apparatus comprising enriching means for performing a rich spike in which an air-fuel ratio of an air-fuel mixture supplied to said engine is temporarily enriched to make the exhaust gases be in the reducing state, said enriching means determining an execution timing of the rich spike based on a detected output from said NOx concentration sensor,
wherein said enriching means includes change tendency determining means for determining a change tendency of the detected output;
determines that it is unnecessary to perform the rich spike during a reducing state period from the time the rich spike ends to the time a preset time period has elapsed;
begins the determination by said change tendency determining means at an end timing of a period of the reducing state; and
determines that it is unnecessary to perform the rich spike when the change tendency is determined to be an output decreasing state where the detected output is decreasing,
wherein said enriching means determines the execution timing of the rich spike using the detected output when the change tendency is determined to be an output staying/increasing state where the detected output is staying at a constant value or increasing after the end timing of the reducing state period.

US Pat. No. 10,190,516

METHOD OF FEEDFORWARD TURBOCHARGER CONTROL FOR BOOSTED ENGINES WITH MULTI-ROUTE EGR

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. Method to control an exhaust gas recirculation system having a high pressure exhaust gas recirculation loop and a low pressure exhaust gas recirculation loop, an air throttle system, and an air charging system in an internal combustion engine, the method comprising:monitoring desired operating target commands for each of the high pressure exhaust gas recirculation loop, the low pressure exhaust gas recirculation loop, the air throttle system, and the air charging system;
monitoring operating parameters of the air charging system;
determining a feedback control signal for each of the high pressure exhaust gas recirculation loop, the low pressure exhaust gas recirculation loop, the air throttle system and the air charging system based upon the corresponding desired operating target commands and the operating parameters of the air charging system;
determining a high pressure exhaust gas recirculation flow in the high pressure exhaust gas recirculation loop, low pressure exhaust gas recirculation flow in the low pressure exhaust gas recirculation loop, an air flow in the air throttle system and a turbine power transfer ratio in the air charging system based upon the corresponding feedback control signals for each of the high pressure exhaust gas recirculation loop, the low pressure exhaust gas recirculation loop the air throttle system and the air charging system;
determining a system control command for each of the high pressure exhaust gas recirculation loop, the low pressure exhaust gas recirculation loop, the air throttle system, and the air charging system based on said high pressure exhaust gas recirculation flow, said low pressure exhaust gas recirculation flow, said air flow and said turbine power transfer ratio; and
controlling the air charging system based on said system control commands.

US Pat. No. 10,190,515

FUEL VAPOR FLOW ESTIMATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A control system of a vehicle, comprising:a fuel vapor canister that traps fuel vapor from a fuel tank of the vehicle;
a purge valve that, when open, allows fuel vapor flow into an intake system of an engine at a first location and that, when closed, prevents fuel vapor flow to the intake system of the engine;
a boost device of the intake system is configured to receive air from an air filter and pump air into the engine of the vehicle,
wherein the first location is between the air filter and the boost device;
an electrical pump configured to receive fuel vapor from the fuel vapor canister and to pump fuel vapor to the purge valve; and
a purge control module configured to control opening of the purge valve and to determine a fuel vapor flow into cylinders of the engine based on: (i) a first pressure at the first location, (ii) a second pressure at a second location between the purge valve and the electrical pump, and (iii) at least one delay period between opening of the purge valve and fuel vapor reaching cylinders of the engine.

US Pat. No. 10,190,493

EVALUATION OF THE DELIVERY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF ENGINE PERFORMANCE CHEMICALS AND PRODUCTS

Illinois Tool Works Inc.,...

1. A system for evaluating the delivery and effectiveness of engine performance products in removing carbon deposits from a test specimen with pre-defined carbon content, the system comprising:a test stand adapted for use with said test specimen, said test specimen in the form of a flat metallic surface that simulates an intake valve;
a motor driven shaft attached to said flat metallic surface, said shaft rotated by a motor within an airstream, the airstream introduced into a duct of a housing containing said flat metallic surface;
a heating source to heat said flat metallic surface;
a vacuum source that draws the airstream through said duct configured to simulate an engine intake manifold past said rotating flat metallic surface and out through an exhaust;
a set of electrical controls to control a set of system parameters of said test stand, where said set of system parameters simulate intake valve and combustion chamber conditions of an engine combusting gasoline; and
a graphical user interface and a set of computerized controls to configure and monitor the set of system parameters.

US Pat. No. 10,190,471

EXHAUST-GAS AFTER-TREATMENT DEVICE

MAN Energy Solutions SE, ...

1. An exhaust gas after-treatment device for an internal combustion engine, comprising:a housing through which exhaust gas from the internal combustion engine flows;
exhaust gas purification chambers having substantially parallel walls arranged in the housing and configured to accommodate at least one of catalytic converters and particulate filters; and
muffler chambers having substantially parallel walls arranged in the housing, each having a defined depth in a flow direction and configured to muffle, wherein each gas purification chamber is bounded by a respective muffler chamber at each gas purification chamber's input and output in the flow direction;
wherein the exhaust gas purification chambers and the muffler chambers are arranged in series spatially, and
wherein the exhaust gas purification chambers and the muffler chambers are arranged parallel to one another with respect to flow,
wherein respective end faces of each muffler chamber and each gas purification chamber are arranged in parallel, so that a standing wave can form.

US Pat. No. 10,190,446

VALVE TRAIN ASSEMBLY

EATON INTELLIGENT POWER L...

1. A valve train assembly, the valve train assembly comprising:a valve bridge assembly, the valve bridge assembly comprising:
a valve bridge;
a first cavity formed towards a first end portion of the valve bridge; and
a hydraulic lash adjuster (HLA) disposed within the first cavity, the HLA being configured to engage a first valve stem;
the valve train assembly further comprising:
a pivotally mounted first rocker arm configured to engage the valve bridge and to pivot in response to a rotating first cam to cause a first valve lift event in an engine cycle, wherein the first rocker arm comprises:
a rocker arm cavity formed within an end portion thereof; and
a control capsule disposed within the rocker arm cavity, wherein the control capsule is configurable in an ON configuration and an OFF configuration, wherein, in the ON configuration, the pivoting of the first rocker arm is configured to cause the first valve lift event and, in the OFF configuration, the control capsule is configured to prevent the pivoting of the first rocker arm from causing the first valve lift event.

US Pat. No. 10,190,441

TRIPLE FLANGE ARRANGEMENT FOR A GAS TURBINE ENGINE

United Technologies Corpo...

1. A flange arrangement for a gas turbine engine comprising:a forward flange of a forward bearing support;
an aft flange of an aft bearing support;
a case flange between said forward flange and said aft flange; and
a first axial extension and a second axial extension from said forward flange which define surfaces that interference fit with a respective axial case flange surface of said case flange and an axial surface of said aft flange.

US Pat. No. 10,190,433

SHAFT SEALING MECHANISM

MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER ...

1. A shaft sealing mechanism that, by being disposed in an annular space formed between a fixed part and a rotating shaft, partitions the annular space into a high-pressure-side region and a low-pressure-side region to prevent fluid from flowing from the high-pressure-side region toward the low-pressure-side region in the annular space in a direction of the rotating shaft, characterized in that the shaft sealing mechanism comprises:an annular seal housing disposed at an inner circumferential portion of the fixed part;
a plurality of thin-plate seal pieces stacked and disposed annularly in a circumferential direction of the rotating shaft, each of which has an outer-circumferential-side proximal end fixed to the seal housing, an inner-circumferential-side distal end being a free end and forming an acute angle with an outer circumferential surface of the rotating shaft, and a width dimension in the direction of the rotating shaft;
an annular high-pressure-side plate disposed between high-pressure-side side edges of the thin-plate seal pieces facing the high-pressure-side region and the seal housing so as to form a gap between the high-pressure-side plate and the seal housing in the direction of the rotating shaft, an inner-circumferential-side distal end of the high-pressure-side plate being positioned outward of the inner-circumferential-side distal ends of the thin-plate seal pieces in the radial direction of the rotating shaft; and
an annular low-pressure-side plate held between the seal housing and low-pressure-side side edges of the thin-plate seal pieces facing the low-pressure-side region so as to form a gap between the low-pressure-side side edges and the seal housing in the direction of the rotating shaft, an inner-circumferential-side distal end of the low-pressure-side plate being positioned outward of the inner-circumferential-side distal end of the high-pressure-side plate in the radial direction of the rotating shaft, wherein
each of the thin-plate seal pieces has a thick part circumferential-side distal end of the low-pressure-side plate in the radial direction of the rotating shaft and also outward of the inner-circumferential-side distal end of the high-pressure-side plate in the radial direction of the rotating shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,190,432

BRUSH SEAL ASSEMBLY

Doosan Heavy Industries C...

1. A brush seal assembly, comprising:a diaphragm that includes a brush insertion groove;
a brush configured to have a first end disposed in the brush insertion groove of the diaphragm and a second end protruding toward a rotor;
a ring shaped support plate disposed adjacent to the brush, the ring shaped support plate being used to support a side of the brush, and the ring shaped support plate including a first portion disposed in the brush insertion groove of the diaphragm and a second portion extending out of the brush insertion groove; and
a first back plate configured to support a side of the ring shaped support plate and disposed in the brush insertion groove of the diaphragm, the first back plate including a portion extending out of the brush insertion groove that is in contact with the second portion of the ring shaped support plate,
wherein the ring shaped support plate includes:
a first support strip portion facing to the brush, and the first support strip portion including a material having an elastic restoring force, and
a second support strip portion facing to the first back plate, and the second support strip portion including a different type of material other than the material having the elastic restoring force.

US Pat. No. 10,190,430

TURBINE ENGINE, SUCH AS A TURBOJET OR A TURBOPROP ENGINE

SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES, ...

1. A turbomachine comprising:an annular combustion chamber defined by an inner shell and an outer shell;
a turbine distributor arranged downstream of the annular combustion chamber;
a downstream end of the outer shell or of the inner shell of the annular combustion chamber comprising a first radial rim arranged opposite a second radial rim of an upstream end of the turbine distributor, the first radial rim being an integral part of the annular combustion chamber and the second radial rim being an integral part of the turbine distributor, each of the first radial rim and the second radial rim including a proximal end and a distal end, the first radial rim and the second radial rim extending in a radial direction from the proximal end to the distal end; and
a sealing mechanism comprising a sealing strip extending between the first radial rim and the second radial rim to provide a seal between the annular combustion chamber and the turbine distributor;
a positioning lug; and
a cover extending circumferentially and axially, to cover at least partially the first radial rim of the annular combustion chamber and the second radial rim of the turbine distributor and the sealing strip,
wherein the sealing strip extends axially and circumferentially between the first radial rim and the second radial rim and bears against the distal end of the first radial rim and the distal end of the second radial rim,
wherein one end of the positioning lug engages a notch of the sealing strip to immobilize the sealing strip in a circumferential direction of the sealing strip and in an axial direction of the turbomachine, and
wherein the cover is fastened using the positioning lug, the positioning lug defined as a screw or a rivet.

US Pat. No. 10,190,427

TURBINE NOZZLE BOX

Doosan Heavy Industries C...

1. A turbine nozzle box, comprising:an annular outer ring plate operable to be disposed in a turbine such that an outer peripheral surface thereof is adjacent to an inner peripheral surface of an inner casing of the turbine;
an annular nozzle unit disposed adjacent to an inner peripheral surface of the annular outer ring plate; and
an annular inner ring plate disposed such that an outer peripheral surface thereof is adjacent to an inner peripheral surface of the nozzle unit,
wherein the nozzle unit includes a plurality of segment blocks circumferentially installed at an arc angle,
wherein each of the plurality of segment blocks includes:
a nozzle frame configured to close a gap between the annular outer ring plate and the annular inner ring plate on a front surface of the nozzle box,
a nozzle located at an inner portion of the nozzle frame while extending toward the outlet end of the nozzle box,
extension parts extending outward from the nozzle, the extension parts being engaged with the annular outer ring plate and the annular inner ring plate,
a plurality of nozzles including extension parts that are engaged with the annular outer ring plate and the annular inner ring plate, and
an introduction portion disposed between the extension parts and a discharge portion,
wherein the plurality of segment blocks is disposed at an inlet end of a first-stage nozzle unit and the plurality of segment blocks is disposed between the plurality of nozzles, and
wherein an outlet end of the first-stage nozzle unit is open.

US Pat. No. 10,190,400

SOLVENT INJECTION RECOVERY PROCESS

STATOIL ASA, Stavanger (...

1. A process for the recovery of hydrocarbons from a hydrocarbon bearing formation in which are situated an upper injection well and a lower production well, the method comprising the steps:preheating the region between the wells by circulating hot solvent through at least part of both of the wells until hydraulic communication between both wells is achieved;
injecting solvent into the upper injection well at or above its critical temperature, wherein the solvent is pentane or a mixture of butane and pentane, thereby:
i) creating a hot solvent chamber consisting of solvent vapour and liquid,
ii) mixing of the bitumen and the solvent at the boundary of the solvent chamber so formed, and
iii) causing a mixture of the hydrocarbon and solvent to drain downwards by gravity and sideways by pressure gradient towards the lower production well; and
producing the mixture to the surface through the lower production well.

US Pat. No. 10,190,393

DRILL STRING MOUNTABLE WELLBORE CLEANUP APPARATUS AND METHOD

Odfjell Well Services Nor...

9. A method of cleaning a well comprising the steps of:a) providing drill pipe joint having first and second connector end portions and a shaped portion in between the connector end portions;
b) mounting a support sleeve to the drill pipe joint in between the connector end portions;
c) attaching centralizers to the opposing ends of the support sleeve, each centralizer overlapping a portion of the support sleeve;
d) carrying one or more debris cleaning tools on the sleeve in between the centralizers, each tool enabling debris removal from a wellbore;
e) locking one or more clamps to the drill pipe joint, wherein the one or more locking clamps restricts the support sleeve from moving longitudinally along the drill pipe joint;
f) adding the drill pipe joint to a drill string; and
g) cleaning the wellbore with the drill pipe joint of steps “a” through “e”.

US Pat. No. 10,190,372

ENERGY TRANSMISSION EFFICIENT DRILL STRING COUPLING

SANDVIK INTELLECTUAL PROP...

1. A drill string for percussive drilling comprising:a first elongate drill string member having a main section and a male end;
a second elongate drill string member having a main section and a female end;
an outside diameter of the female end being greater than an outside diameter of the main section of the second drill member and an outside diameter of the male end being approximately equal to an outside diameter of the main section of the first drill string member; and
the male and female ends having respective threads to enable the male end to be secured inside the female end such that the male and female ends overlap axially by an axial length, the axial length of overlap of the male and female ends defining a coupling region, wherein the axial length of the coupling region is less than the outside diameter of the female end, the male end including a non-threaded shank positioned within the coupling region axially intermediate the main section, wherein a region at the male end includes the threads and an axial length of the non-threaded shank is substantially equal to an axial length of the region over which the threads extend along the male end, a combined axial length of the threaded region and the non-threaded shank of the male end being less than the outside diameter of the female end.

US Pat. No. 10,190,363

MULTILAYER FILM WITH ELECTRICALLY SWITCHABLE OPTICAL PROPERTIES

Cardinal IG Company, Ede...

1. A multilayer film with electrically switchable optical properties, comprising, arranged sheet-wise in order, at least:a first carrier film,
a first electrically conductive layer,
an active layer comprising liquid crystals,
a second electrically conductive layer, and
a second carrier film,whereinan edge region of the first carrier film is joined to an edge region of the second carrier film to form an insulated edge region,
the multilayer film includes a first circumferential separating line forming a first non-electrically conductive region bounded on one side by the first electrically conductive layer and on an opposite side by the insulated edge region,
the multilayer film includes a second circumferential separating line forming a second non-electrically conductive region bounded on one side by the second electrically conductive layer and on an opposite side by the insulated edge region, and
the first circumferential separating line is separated from the second circumferential separating line by the active layer.

US Pat. No. 10,190,359

DOUBLE GLAZING HAVING IMPROVED SEALING

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. An insulating glazing unit, comprising:a first pane and a second pane,
a spacer between the first pane and the second pane, the spacer comprising a glazing interior surface, an external surface, and two pane contact surfaces,
a glazing interior bordered by inner faces of the first pane and of the second pane and a glazing interior surface of the spacer,
an external interpane space adjacent the first pane, the second pane, and the external surface,
a primary sealant fixed between one pane contact surface and the first pane as well as between the other pane contact surface and the second pane,
a secondary sealant in the external interpane space, fixed between the first pane and the second pane adjacent the external surface, and
a tertiary sealant in the external interpane space, fixed between the first pane and the second pane adjacent the secondary sealant,
wherein the penetration index of the primary sealant is between 45 and 100 and the penetration index of the secondary sealant is between 20 and 40, with the penetration index being referred to ISO 2137-DIN 5180 and measured at a temperature of 60° C.

US Pat. No. 10,190,356

POWER DOOR OPENING AND CLOSING DEVICE

MITSUI KINZOKU ACT CORPOR...

1. A power door opening and closing device comprising:an actuator comprising a motor for assisting an operating force to open and close a door supported by a vehicle body, and a control for driving the motor of the actuator to open and close the door,
wherein a built-in sensor comprising a magnetic ring, rotating according to opening and closing motions of the door, is disposed in the actuator, and an angular velocity sensor is disposed at a distal end of the door for detecting a motion of the distal end of the door; and
wherein when the motor of the actuator is at rest and the control determines that the door is in an intermediate position between a fully-closed position and a fully-open position, when the angular velocity sensor detects the motion of the distal end of the door in an opening direction or a closing direction, or when the built-in sensor in the actuator detects the rotation of the magnetic ring before the angular velocity sensor detects the motion of the door, the control determines that the door is being manually operated, and the control drives the motor of the actuator to open and/or close the door based on the determination of the manual operation of the door.

US Pat. No. 10,190,340

SMART HANDCUFFS AS PART OF A PERSONAL-AREA NETWORK

MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

1. A device for preventing detained persons from escaping public-safety officers, the device comprising:handcuffs for securing a detained person;
a transceiver integrated with the handcuffs and configured to scan for a first plurality of personal-area network (PAN) system identifications from a plurality of PANs;
a database, stored in a computer-readable memory integrated with the handcuffs, comprising a plurality of permissible PAN system identifications;
logic circuitry integrated with the handcuffs and configured to determine if any of the first plurality of PAN system identifications are within the plurality of permissible PAN system identifications stored in the database; and
an alarm integrated with the handcuffs and configured to sound when no system identification is detected by the transceiver or when none of the first plurality of PAN system identifications detected by the transceiver are determined to be within the plurality of permissible PAN system identifications stored in the database.

US Pat. No. 10,190,334

ADJUSTABLE LENGTH CABLE

Schlage Lock Company LLC,...

1. An apparatus, comprising:an inner conduit having an inner aperture;
an outer conduit having an outer aperture sized to accommodate telescopic displacement of at least a portion of the inner conduit within at least a portion of the outer aperture;
a core wire extending through the inner aperture and at least a portion of the outer aperture, a first end of the core wire extending from a first end of the outer conduit, a second end of the core wire extending from a second end of the inner conduit, one of the first and second ends of the core wire coupled to a first connector; and
a conduit locking device structured to selectively secure an axial position of the inner conduit relative to the outer conduit; and
wherein the conduit locking device is configured and positioned for secure attachment of a portion of the conduit locking device to a portion of the inner conduit that extends outside of the outer conduit.

US Pat. No. 10,190,313

CONSTRUCTION BLOCK SYSTEM

1. A construction block system comprising:A) a plurality of primary blocks each having first and second longitudinal walls with upper and lower surfaces and kept at parallel and spaced apart relationship with respect to each other and further including first, second and third transversal walls each having upper and lower surfaces and extending perpendicularly to said first and second longitudinal walls to define first and second cavities, and each of said first and second longitudinal walls including first and second rectangular walls, respectively, extending outwardly and having smaller dimensions than said first and second longitudinal walls thereby defining first, second, third and fourth peripheral edge walls perpendicular to said first and second longitudinal walls and each of said first, second and third transversal walls upper and lower surfaces further including each a pair of aligned channels and said primary blocks abuttingly coacting with each other to form a structure;
B) a plurality of primary half blocks each having third and fourth longitudinal walls kept at a parallel and spaced apart relationship with respect to each other and fourth and fifth transversal walls extending perpendicularly to said third and fourth longitudinal walls defining a third cavity and each of said third and fourth longitudinal walls including third and fourth rectangular walls, respectively, extending outwardly and having smaller dimensions than said third and fourth longitudinal walls thereby defining fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth peripheral edge walls perpendicular to said third and fourth longitudinal walls, each of said fourth and fifth transversal walls having upper and lower surfaces that include a pair of aligned channels each and said primary half blocks coacting with said primary blocks to complement said structure;
C) at least one base alignment and leveling tool that includes two rails mounted on a plurality of transversal members walls and said rails kept at a parallel and spaced apart relationship with respect to each other, said rails being cooperatively received by said channels of said transversal walls lower surfaces resting on a supporting substantially horizontal surface, said transversal members include a centrally located through hole for cooperatively receiving a location fastening member that passes through penetrating and engaging said supporting surface and said transversal members thereby securing said base alignment and leveling tool at a predetermined location, said transversal members further including at least two threaded openings and corresponding leveling bolts that are matingly passed therethrough to coact with the supporting surface to level said base alignment and leveling tool and the abutting primary and primary half blocks.

US Pat. No. 10,190,295

FAUCET

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A faucet comprising:a water outlet for discharging water;
a detector that detects a detection target in a detection area containing a water discharge area in which the water discharged from the water outlet is present; and
a controller operably connected to the detector and the water outlet and that starts and ends supply of the water discharged from the water outlet based on a detection result of the detector,
the detector including
a sensor that sends a radio wave signal and receives the radio wave signal reflected by an object to output a sensor signal corresponding to motion of the object,
a frequency analyzer that applies orthogonal transform to the sensor signal to convert the sensor signal into a frequency domain signal, and extracts, by use of a group of individual filter banks with different frequency bands, signals of the individual filter banks from the frequency domain signal,
a recognizer that performs a recognition process of detecting that the object corresponds to the detection target based on detection data containing at least one of a frequency distribution of signals based on the signals of the individual filter banks and a component ratio of signal intensities based on the signals of the individual filter banks, and
a database device that stores sample data containing at least one of a frequency distribution corresponding to the detection target and a component ratio of signal intensities corresponding to the detection target, and the recognizer performs the recognition process based on comparison between the detection data and the sample data.

US Pat. No. 10,190,281

SECTIONAL MODULAR LARGE-DEFORMATION-RESISTANT IMPACT-RESISTANT COMPOSITE ROCK BOLT AND ITS ASSEMBLING METHOD

1. A sectional modular large-deformation-resistant impact-resistant composite rock bolt, wherein the composite rock bolt is divided into an outer anchor module and an inner anchor module; whereinsaid outer anchor module comprises
a set of anchor tubes,
anchor piers between the anchor tubes, and
an outer anchor end, wherein
the set of anchor tubes include a head anchor tube, several central anchor tubes and a tail anchor tube;
each of said anchor piers is connected with the anchor tubes at two ends through threads, and an assembly between two adjacent anchor piers is called an anchorage section;
said outer anchor end includes
an anchor plate,
a preloading spring,
an anchor ring and a nut; wherein
said anchor ring is connected with the tail anchor tube through threads;
the preloading spring is disposed on a shaft portion of the anchor ring having a smaller diameter than a head portion of the anchor ring and secured against an outer surface of the anchor plate;
under pressure of the preloading spring, an inner surface of the anchor plate is pressed tightly against a surface of a surrounding rock and an outer end surface of the anchor ring is secured against the nut;
said inner anchor module, located inside enclosed space formed by the outer anchor module, includes
a threaded rod,
anchor piers,
inner anchor springs and
baffle rings, wherein
said anchor piers and inner anchor springs are disposed the threaded rod;
one end of the inner anchor spring is set in a spring groove on an edge of a center hole of the anchor piers, and the other end of the inner anchor spring is retained on the threaded rod by said baffle rings, the baffle rings and the threaded rod are connected through threads; a locking rubber ring is set at one end of each said baffle ring and nut, respectively, to prevent them from moving in the direction of spring extension;said outer anchor module and inner anchor module are connected through the outer anchor end.

US Pat. No. 10,190,279

PILE FOR AN OFFSHORE MONOPILE TYPE FOUNDATION STRUCTURE

INNOGY SE, Essen (DE)

1. A pile for an offshore monopile type foundation structure comprising:an elongate cylindrical steel tube comprising a first length with a first wall thickness, and a second length with a second wall thickness, wherein the first wall thickness is different from the second wall thickness, and
wherein the second length comprises several reinforcement ribs extending longitudinally and equally spaced apart from each other over the entire second length.

US Pat. No. 10,190,278

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A JACK UP VESSEL

Electronic Power Design, ...

1. A jack up rig control system comprising:a jack up processor in data communication with each one of a plurality of gear_box motors over a first unidirectional data link for sending speed reference data to the plurality of gear box motors on a jack up rig leg to raise and lower the jack up rig leg;
a second unidirectional data link for receiving load data from a sensor on each one of the gear box motors at the jack-up rig processor from the plurality of gear_box motors on the jack up rig leg;
a computer program stored in a computer readable medium comprising instructions that are executed by the jack-up rig processor, the computer program comprising:
instructions to determine that one of the plurality of gear box motors on the jack-up rig leg is not working; and
instructions to distribute a load on the jack-up rig leg, between the remaining gear_box motors on the jack-up rig leg.

US Pat. No. 10,190,274

CONNECTING DEVICES

Lindsay Transportation So...

1. A roadway barrier apparatus comprising, in combination:a first barrier section having a first barrier section end including a first barrier section upper protrusion with an upper connecting region defining a connecting device receiving portion and a first barrier section lower protrusion with a lower connecting region defining a connecting device receiving portion, said first barrier section upper protrusion and said first barrier section lower protrusion being spaced from one another with the connecting device receiving portion of said upper connecting region of the first barrier section upper protrusion positioned above the connecting device receiving portion of said lower connecting region of the first barrier section lower protrusion, said connecting device receiving portions being openings;
a second barrier section having a second barrier section end including a second barrier section upper connecting region defining a connecting device receiving portion and a second barrier section lower protrusion with a lower connecting region defining a connecting device receiving portion, said second barrier section upper protrusion and said second barrier section lower protrusion being spaced from one another with the connecting device receiving portion of said upper connecting region of the second barrier section upper protrusion positioned above the connecting device receiving portion of said lower connecting region of the second barrier section lower protrusion, said connecting device receiving portions of the first and second barrier sections being openings, the upper protrusion of said first barrier section and the upper protrusion of the second barrier section being in overlapping relationship and the lower protrusion of said first barrier section and the lower protrusion of said second barrier section being in overlapping relationship, with the openings of said overlapping first and second barrier sections upper and lower protrusions located along a common vertical axis; and
a connecting device including an elongated member and engaging elements attached to said elongated member, projecting outwardly therefrom in substantially the same direction and spaced from one another, said connecting device positionable in said openings and movable between a lower position wherein said engaging elements engage the openings of the overlapping upper and lower protrusions of both said first barrier section and said second barrier section to maintain said first and the second barrier sections in alignment and an upper position wherein said engaging elements are removed from said openings whereby said first barrier section and said second barrier section may be pivoted about the elongated member;
the openings in the upper and lower protrusions of the first and second barrier sections each comprising a slot having a bulbous semi-circular end for receiving the elongated member and wherein the openings in the upper protrusions enable a lower one of the engagement elements to be inserted and pass therethrough, said slot of the upper and lower protrusions of the first barrier section extending from said bulbous semi-circular end thereof being narrower than said bulbous semi-circular end thereof and terminating at an open mouth portion end, the slot of the upper and lower protrusions of the second barrier section extending from said bulbous circular end thereof being narrower than the bulbous semi-circular end thereof and terminating at a closed end, said slots of the the lower position.

US Pat. No. 10,190,263

SOFT THROUGH AIR DRIED TISSUE

First Quality Tissue, LLC...

1. A system for making tissue, comprising:a mixing section that provides a pulp mix, the mixing section including a wet-end adding section that delivers a wet-end additive to the pulp mix at a first point in a process for manufacturing tissue;
a forming section that forms after the first point in the process a wet web from the pulp mix provided by the mixing section;
a drying section that dries the wet web into a basesheet of tissue;
a winding section that winds the basesheet tissue onto a roll; and
a sensor that detects a break in the basesheet tissue;
wherein operation of the wet-end adding section is controlled by the sensor so that delivery of the wet-end additive to the pulp mix is prevented at the first point in response to the sensor detecting a break in the basesheet tissue.

US Pat. No. 10,190,253

NANOPARTICLE TREATED FABRICS, FIBERS, FILAMENTS, AND YARNS AND RELATED METHODS

ATTOSTAT, INC, Salt Lake...

1. A nanoparticle treated fibrous article, comprising:a fibrous article selected from a fabric, fiber, filament, or yarn; and
a plurality of exposed, nonionic, spherical-shaped metal nanoparticles free of angled edges or external bond angles,
the metal nanoparticles being formed through a laser-ablation process,
at least a portion of the metal nanoparticles being silver nanoparticles that provide effective microbial control without significant release of toxic silver ions, and
the metal nanoparticles being non-covalently affixed to the fibrous article through Van der Waals forces, without electrostatic forces, without being embedded within a fiber, filament, or yarn of the fibrous article, and without being encapsulated within a polymer or adhesive coating,
wherein the metal nanoparticles remain affixed to the fibrous article when exposed to one or more of water, soap, a surfactant, or a solvent.

US Pat. No. 10,190,247

WALL-MOUNTED DRUM WASHING MACHINE AND METHOD FOR SENSING MOUNTING ABNORMALITY AND FALL THEREOF

Dongbu Daewoo Electronics...

1. A wall-mounted drum washing machine which includes a buffer member interposed between a through-hole and a wall surface, a rear panel mounted on the wall surface through a fastening member inserted through the through-hole, a tub containing wash water and supported by the rear panel, and a box unit coupled to the rear panel and surrounding the tub, comprising:a sensor configured to sense a contact state between the rear panel and the wall surface;
a control unit configured to determine a mounting abnormality of the drum washing machine, based on the sensed contact state;
a power supply unit configured to control power supply according to the determination result of the control unit; and
a nut member coupled to the fastening member for fixing the rear panel to the wall surface,
wherein the sensor is configured to sense the contact state between the rear panel and the wall surface when the nut member is loosened and moved.

US Pat. No. 10,190,225

ELECTRODEPOSITED COPPER FOIL WITH LOW REPULSIVE FORCE

CHANG CHUN PETROCHEMICAL ...

1. A method for manufacturing electrodeposited copper foil comprising:(a) preparing a copper sulfate electrolyte solution with a chlorine ion concentration of 20 ppm or less;
(b) performing an electrochemical reaction on the copper sulfate electrolyte solution using a current density of about 80 A/dm2 or less to yield a bare copper foil; and
(c) processing the bare copper foil to yield the electrodeposited copper foil, so that the electrodeposited copper foil has:
(i) a lightness L* value of a nodule untreated side, based on the L*a*b color system, in the range of 75 to 90;
(j) a normal tensile strength in the range of 40 kgf/mm2 to 55 kgf/mm2; and
(k) a degree of curl, as measured by the lamination curl test, is in the range of 0.45 mm to 3.0 mm;
wherein the processing comprises a surface treatment process.

US Pat. No. 10,190,215

FLUIDIZED BED PYROCARBON COATING

On-X Life Technologies, I...

1. A system to coat substrates with a coating of uniform thickness comprising:substrates of similar asymmetrical shape to be coated, and
a container confining the substrates in a generally static orientation with one another such that the substrates are collectively positioned evenly about a central core of the container;
wherein the container is configured to allow each substrate to: (a) randomly tumble in a flowing gaseous stream based on the generally static orientation of the substrates in the container; (b) pivot about an axis of the respective substrate, (c) jiggle during the random tumbling so the respective substrate is not in constant contact with any other substrate or any portion of the container; and (d) receive a coating of generally uniform thickness on generally all portions of the respective substrate based on the random tumbling.

US Pat. No. 10,190,195

ALLOY POWDER FOR OVERLAY WELDING, AND WELD OVERLAY ALLOY MEMBER AND ENGINE VALVE OBTAINED USING THE SAME

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. An alloy powder for overlay welding, which is used for performing overlay welding on a surface of steel containing nitrogen, whereinthe alloy powder consists of 30% to 45% by mass of Mo, 10% to 20% by mass of Ni, 0.2% to 0.6% by mass of C, and greater than 1.0% to 2.0% by mass of Al, with the balance made up of incidental impurities and Co.

US Pat. No. 10,190,187

MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR VERY HIGH-STRENGTH, COLD-ROLLED, DUAL-PHASE STEEL SHEETS

ARCELORMITTAL, Luxembour...

1. A manufacturing method for a cold-rolled and annealed Dual-Phase steel sheet, comprising the steps of:supplying a steel sheet having a composition comprising:
0.055%?C?0.095%;
2%?Mn?2.6%;
0.005%?Si?0.35%;
S?0.005%;
P?0.050
0.1?Al?0.3%;
0.05%?Mo?0.25%;
0.2%?Cr?0.5%;
Cr+2Mo?0.6%;
Ni?0.1%;
0.010?Nb?0.040%;
0.010?Ti?0.050%;
0.0005?B?0.0025% and
0.002%?N?0.007%,
a remainder of the composition comprising iron and the inevitable impurities resulting from smelting;
casting the steel sheet as a semi-finished product;
bringing the semi-finished product to a temperature TR in which 1150° C. ?TR?1250° C.;
hot-rolling the semi-finished product with an end-of-rolling temperature TFL ?Ar3 to obtain a hot-rolled product;
coiling the hot-rolled product at a temperature Tbob in which 500° C. ?Tbob ?570° C.;
descaling the hot-rolled product;
cold-rolling with a reduction from 30 to 80% to obtain a cold-rolled product;
heating the cold-rolled product at a rate 1° C./s?Vc ?5° C/s to an annealing temperature TM in which Ac1+40° C. ?TM ?Ac3-30° C. at which the product is held for a time 30s?tM?300s so as to obtain a heated and annealed product with a structure comprising austenite and a non-recrystallized ferrite fraction less than or equal to 15%;
cooling the product to a temperature less than a temperature Ms at a rate V high enough for all of the austenite to transform to martensite;
the steel sheet having a tensile strength between 980 and 1100 MPA and a microstructure consisting of 40 to 65% ferrite, 35 to 50% martensite and 0 to 10% bainite.

US Pat. No. 10,190,165

HONEYCOMB TUBE

Cepheid, Sunnyvale, CA (...

1. A method comprising:providing a reaction tube, wherein the reaction tube comprises a planar frame defining a fluidic path including a well chamber comprising a plurality of wells between a first planar substrate and a second planar substrate, wherein the planar frame extends between a first end and a second end opposite the first end, a fluidic interface disposed along the first end of the reaction tube, the fluidic interface comprising a fluidic inlet and a fluidic outlet of the fluidic path;
introducing a liquid sample through the fluidic inlet of the fluidic interface of the reaction tube and advancing the liquid sample along the fluidic path via application of pressure to the fluidic inlet or the fluidic outlet of the fluidic interface;
filling a pre-amplification chamber of the fluidic path with the liquid sample by advancing the liquid sample along the fluidic path, the pre-amplification chamber being an enlarged portion of the fluidic path disposed along the fluidic path between the fluidic inlet and the well chamber so as to allow amplification of the liquid sample in the pre-amplification chamber before entering the well chamber and filling the plurality of wells;
filling the well chamber along the fluidic path with the liquid sample by further advancing the liquid sample along the fluidic path thereby depositing the fluid liquid sample within a plurality of wells of the well chamber; and
evacuating at least a portion of the liquid sample from the well chamber outside of the plurality of wells via application of pressure to the fluidic inlet or the fluidic outlet of the fluidic interface such that at least some of the liquid sample remains deposited within the plurality of wells.

US Pat. No. 10,190,150

DETERMINING ANALYTE CONCENTRATION FROM VARIANT CONCENTRATION DISTRIBUTION IN MEASURABLE SPECIES

ASCENSIA DIABETES CARE HO...

1. An electrochemical method for determining an analyte concentration in a sample, comprising:receiving a sample including a biological fluid at a sample reservoir, the sample reservoir having a reagent layer including an enzyme disposed in the sample reservoir and a pair of electrodes partially or completely disposed in the sample reservoir such that the sample contacts both the enzyme and the pair of electrodes responsive to being received at the sample reservoir, the contact between the sample and the enzyme causing a reaction between the enzyme and an analyte in the sample such that the analyte begins to undergo a redox conversion to electrochemically form a measurable species from the reaction between the enzyme and the analyte, the electrochemical forming of the measurable species resulting from a transfer of electrons from or to the analyte during the redox conversion of the analyte;
applying, by a signal generator, an electrical input signal having an excitation and a relaxation to the sample via the pair of electrodes after an incubation period, the incubation period being less than a reference period, wherein at the end of the reference period (i) all of the analyte has undergone the redox conversion to the measureable species and (ii) the measurable species has a constant concentration distribution, and wherein at the end of the incubation period (i) a portion but not all of the analyte has undergone the redox conversion to the measurable species and (ii) the measurable species has a variant concentration distribution, the reference period being based on a height of the sample reservoir, a volume of the sample reservoir, a thickness of the reagent layer, or any combination thereof, the incubation period beginning when the sample is received at the reservoir, the applying of the electrical input signal producing an electrical output signal that is based on the analyte concentration of the sample;
measuring, by a processor, the electrical output signal; and
determining, by the processor, the analyte concentration of the sample as a function that includes the measured electrical output signal.

US Pat. No. 10,190,146

METHOD OF CORRECTING FOR OXYGEN EFFECT

Ascensia Diabetes Care Ho...

1. A method for correcting the oxygen effect in determining the concentration of glucose in a fluid using an electrochemical test sensor, the method comprising the acts of:providing a test sensor, the test sensor comprising first and second working electrodes, and a counter electrode, the first working electrode including glucose oxidase, an oxidized form of a mediator and peroxidase, the second working electrode including glucose oxidase and the oxidized form of the mediator;
contacting the fluid with the test sensor;
measuring a first current from the first working electrode from a reduced form of the mediator;
measuring a second current from the second working electrode from the reduced form of the mediator; and
determining the concentration of glucose and correcting for the oxygen effect by using the first current measurement and the second current measurement.

US Pat. No. 10,190,082

MULTIWELL PLATE

Seng Enterprises Ltd., L...

1. A multiwell plate comprising:a unitary structure including a plurality of wells and a plurality of picowells at the bottoms of the wells, wherein the picowells are formed of a transparent hydrogel and are transparent;
a transparent gel covering the plurality of hydrogel-formed picowells.

US Pat. No. 10,190,067

HIGH PERFORMANCE ENVIRONMENTALLY ACCEPTABLE HYDRAULIC FLUID

Washington State Universi...

1. A hydraulic fluid, comprising:one or more of a hydraulic environmental ester synthetic (HEES) and a hydraulic environmental triglyceride (HETG) at 10% to 85% by weight of the hydraulic fluid, wherein the one or more of HEES and HETG are or include natural and/or synthetic esters of at least one of vegetable-based and animal-based oils which are oleates;
a polyalphaolefin (PAO) at 1% to 40% by weight of the hydraulic fluid;
a polyalkylene glycol (PAG) at 1% to 40% by weight of the hydraulic fluid, wherein a ratio of PAO/PAG ranges from 0.2 to 5.

US Pat. No. 10,190,060

PROCESS FOR INCREASING PROCESS FURNACES ENERGY EFFICIENCY

SAUDI BASIC INDUSTRIES CO...

1. A process for increasing process furnaces energy efficiency through gas turbine integration by using turbine exhaust gas, wherein a hydrocarbon feed is heated in a furnace, said process comprising the following steps:i) feeding furnace combustion air to burners of said furnace together with furnace fuel to provide high temperature heat to said furnace;
ii) cooling the hydrocarbon feed thus processed by using water from a steam drum under the formation of water vapour from some of the water;
iii) returning the mixture of water and water vapour thus formed to said steam drum;
iv) withdrawing saturated high-pressure steam from said steam drum and feeding said saturated high-pressure steam to a heat recovery unit; and
v) feeding said turbine exhaust gas to said heat recovery unit for converting said high-pressure steam into super heated high pressure steam, thereby decoupling the gas turbine from the process furnace.

US Pat. No. 10,190,047

GREEN-EMITTING, GARNET-BASED PHOSPHORS IN GENERAL AND BACKLIGHTING APPLICATIONS

Intematix Corporation, F...

1. A white LED comprising:a radiation source configured to provide excitation radiation having a wavelength greater than about 280 nm;
at least one green-emitting, garnet-based phosphor, at least one said green emitting, garnet-based phosphor having the formula:
(Y,A)3(Al,B)5(O,C)12:Ce3+, where
A is at least one of Tb, Gd, Sm, La, Lu, Sr, Ca, and Mg, including combinations of those elements, and wherein the amount of substitution of those elements for Y ranges from about 0.1 to about 100 percent stoichiometrically;
B is at least one of Si, Ge, B, F, and Ga, including combinations, wherein B substitutes for Al in amounts ranging from about 0.1 to about 100 percent stoichiometrically; and
C is at least one of F, Cl, N, and S, including combinations, wherein C substitutes for oxygen in amounts ranging from about 0.1 to about 100 percent stoichiometrically.

US Pat. No. 10,190,046

LUMINESCENT-SUBSTANCE MIXTURE, LIGHT-EMITTING SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENT HAVING A LUMINESCENT-SUBSTANCE MIXTURE, AND STREETLAMP HAVING A LUMINESCENT-SUBSTANCE MIXTURE

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors...

1. A luminescent material mixture having a first luminescent material and a second luminescent material,wherein under excitation with blue light, an emission spectrum of the first luminescent material has a relative intensity maximum in a yellowish-green region of the spectrum at a wavelength of greater than or equal to 540 nm and less than or equal to 560 nm and an emission spectrum of the second luminescent material has a relative intensity maximum in an orange-red region of the spectrum at a wavelength of greater than or equal to 600 nm and less than or equal to 620 nm, and
the second luminescent material is selected from (Ca,Sr,Eu)AlSiN3.Si2N2O or (Ca,Sr,Ba,Eu)2Si5N8 with an Eu content of greater than or equal to 1% and less than or equal to 2.5%, with a Ba content of greater than or equal to 45% and less than or equal to 55% and with a Ca content of greater than or equal to 0% and less than or equal to 10%, wherein the Sr content is selected such that the sum of the Eu, Ba, Ca and Sr contents is 100%.

US Pat. No. 10,190,044

METHOD FOR PRODUCING ?-SIALON FLUORESCENT MATERIAL

NICHIA CORPORATION, Anan...

1. A method for producing a ?-sialon fluorescent material, comprising:providing a composition comprising a material represented by a formula: Si6-zAlzOzN8-z:Eu wherein z satisfies 0 heat-treating the composition in a rare gas atmosphere or in a vacuum; and
contacting the heat-treated composition with a fluorine-containing gas.

US Pat. No. 10,190,041

ENCAPSULATED POROUS PROPPANT

University of Utah Resear...

1. A proppant particle, comprising:a core having a plurality of inner pores;
a shell surrounding the core and including a plurality of shell pores, the shell pores being configured to house a treatment product capable of application to a subterranean formation; and
a polymer encapsulation layer surrounding the shell, the polymer encapsulation layer being permeable to the treatment product such that the treatment product is released over time to an exterior side of the polymer encapsulation layer, the polymer encapsulation layer including a microbial growth solution.

US Pat. No. 10,190,032

VISCOELASTIC SURFACTANTS IN MIXED BRINES

M-I L.L.C., Houston, TX ...

17. A method of finding of finding an optimal ratio of divalent brine to monovalent brine in a wellbore fluid including a viscoelastic surfactant, the method comprising:providing a mixture of viscoelastic surfactant and a monovalent brine;
adding a divalent brine in incremental values, wherein the initial amount of divalent brine to be added is based upon a packing parameter of the viscoelastic surfactant; and
measuring the rheological properties.

US Pat. No. 10,190,028

EPOXY TWO-PART FORMULATIONS

Dow Global Technologies L...

1. A resin composition for a two-part adhesive comprisinga) an epoxy compound having the formula
wherein each R? is independently hydrogen, methyl, ethyl, n-propyl or isopropyl;b) a polyurethane comprising an elastomeric portion including one or more soft segments selected from a polyether, a polybutadiene or polyester soft segment, the soft segment or segments each having a molecular weight of 1000 to 10,000 daltons, the polyurethane having an average of 2 to 4 isocyanate groups capped with a polyphenol;
c) a core shell rubber epoxy dispersion comprising core shell rubber particles having a rubbery core with a Tg of less than ?25° C. and a shell polymer polymerized from at least one lower alkyl methacrylate provided that up to 40% of the weight of the shell polymer can be formed from styrene, vinyl acetate, vinyl chloride, methyl acrylate, ethyl acrylate and butyl acrylate; wherein the core shell rubber particles are dispersed in an epoxy resin and
d) an alkyl diglycidyl ether comprising a linear C3-10 linear alkyl group that is glycidyl terminated.

US Pat. No. 10,189,999

RESIN COMPOSITION FOR COATING AGENT, MOLDED ARTICLE, AND IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE

JNC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A resin composition for a coating agent, comprising:a silicon compound (a) represented by formula (I); and
a curable resin (b); and
in formula (I),
R1 is a C3 or C4 alkylene group,
X is a group represented by formula (II) having a urethane skeleton and having a (meth)acryloyl group at an end,
in formula (II),
R2 is hydrogen or a methyl group,
n is an integer of 0 or 1,
a molecular weight of the silicon compound (a) is 500 to 699,

US Pat. No. 10,189,990

POLY(PHENYLENE ETHER) COMPOSITION AND ARTICLE

SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A composition comprising, based on the total weight of the composition:61 to 89 weight percent of a poly(phenylene ether);
3 to 10 weight percent of a polystyrene-poly(ethylene-butylene)-polystyrene triblock copolymer having a polystyrene content of 20 to 40 weight percent and a weight average molecular weight of 200,000 to 400,000 daltons;
6 to 12 weight percent of a flame retardant comprising an organophosphate ester; and
2 to 17 weight percent of an adhesion promoter selected from the group consisting of
(a) phenolic compounds having a molecular weight of 94 to 18,000 daltons;
(b) hydroxysilyl-terminated polydiorganosiloxanes of the formula

 wherein m is 2 to 50, and each occurrence of R1 is independently C1-C12 hydrocarbyl, provided that 5 to 60 mole percent of the occurrences of R1 are independently C6-C12 aryl; and
(c) combinations of the (a) phenolic compounds and the (b) hydroxysilyl-terminated polydiorganosiloxanes.

US Pat. No. 10,189,987

PNEUMATIC TIRE

SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIE...

1. A pneumatic tire, provided with a tread formed from a rubber composition, the rubber composition comprising:a rubber component,
silica, and
a silane coupling agent represented by Formula (1) below,
the rubber component comprising, based on 100% by mass of the rubber component, 5% to 90% by mass of a conjugated diene polymer containing a constituent unit based on a conjugated diene and a constituent unit represented by Formula (I) below, wherein at least one terminal of the polymer is modified with at least one compound selected from the group consisting of a compound represented by Formula (II) below, a compound containing a group represented by Formula (III) below, a compound represented by Formula (IV) below, a silicon compound containing at least one of a group represented by Formula (V) below or a group represented by Formula (VI) below, and a compound containing a group represented by Formula (VII) below,
the rubber composition comprising the silica in an amount of 5 to 150 parts by mass relative to 100 parts by mass of the rubber component, and
the rubber composition comprising the silane coupling agent represented by Formula (1) in an amount of 2 to 20 parts by mass relative to 100 parts by mass of silica
(CpH2p+1O)3Si—CqH2q—S—CO—CkH2k+1  (1)wherein p represents an integer of 1 to 3; q represents an integer of 1 to 5; and k represents an integer of 5 to 12, andwherein Formulas (I) to (VII) are represented below:
wherein X1, X2, and X3 each independently represent a group represented by Formula (Ia) below, a hydroxy group, a hydrocarbyl group, or a substituted hydrocarbyl group, and at least one of X1, X2, and X3 is a hydroxy group or a group represented by the following Formula (Ia):wherein R1and R2each independently represent a C1-6 hydrocarbyl group, a C1-6 substituted hydrocarbyl group, a silyl group, or a substituted silyl group, and R1and R2may be bonded to each other to form a cyclic structure together with the nitrogen atom,wherein n represents an integer of 1 to 10; R11, R12, and R13each independently represent a C1-4 hydrocarbyl group or a C1-4 hydrocarbyloxy group, and at least one of R11 , R12, and R13 is a hydrocarbyloxy group; and A1 represents a nitrogen atom-containing functional group,wherein p represents an integer of 0 or 1; T represents a C1-20 hydrocarbylene group or a C1-20 substituted hydrocarbylene group; and A2 represents a nitrogen atom-containing functional group,wherein g represents an integer of 1 to 10; R21 represents a hydrogen atom, a C1-6 hydrocarbyl group, or a C1-6 substituted hydrocarbyl group; A3 represents an oxygen atom or the following group: —NR22— where R22 represents a hydrogen atom or a C1-10 hydrocarbyl group; and A4 represents a functional group containing at least one of a nitrogen atom or an oxygen atom,wherein w represents an integer of 1 to 11; and A5 represents a nitrogen atom-containing functional group.

US Pat. No. 10,189,967

MACROPOROUS PHOTONIC CRYSTAL MEMBRANE, METHODS OF MAKING, AND METHODS OF USE

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RES...

1. A structure comprising:a macroporous photonic crystal membrane including a three dimensional array of macropores, wherein a three dimensional polymer framework separates the macropores, wherein the polymer framework is made of a copolymer of two oligomers, wherein the two oligomers are ethoxylated (20) trimethylolpropane triacrylate (ETPTA 20) and polyethylene glycol (600) diacrylate (PEGDA 600), wherein when the macropores are in a collapsed state, the macroporous photonic crystal membrane is substantially transparent and wherein when the macropores are in an uncollapsed state, the macroporous photonic crystal membrane has an iridescent color.

US Pat. No. 10,189,965

PRODUCTION OF VISCOELASTIC POLYURETHANE SYSTEMS USING BLOCK POLYMERS HAVING BONDED SILOXANE BLOCKS AS CELL OPENERS

Evonik Degussa GmbH, Ess...

1. A method of producing a polyurethane foam, said method comprising:foaming a mixture to provide said polyurethane foam, said mixture comprising at least one isocyanate component, at least one polyol component, a blowing agent component comprising water and optionally a physical blowing agent, a stabilizer, and an additive comprising siloxane block polymers of the average general formula (I):
MaM1bDcD1dTeQfGg
with

G are radicals, same or different, selected from the group consisting of:
(O1/2?nSiRm—CH2CHR3—R2—CHR3CH2—SiRm?O1/2)n,
(01/2)n—SiRm—CH2CHR3—R2—CR3?CH2, and
(O1/2?nSiRm—CH2CHR3—R2—CR3?CR3—CH3,
a=1 to 8,
b=1 to 8,
c=3-450,
d=1-30,
e=0-20,
f=0-20,
g=0.15 to 2,
where a+b?2, a+b+c+d+e+f+g=N, and N is ?11 and ?500, and b+d?1,
R are radicals, same or different, having 1-16 carbon atoms or aryl radicals having 6-16 carbon atoms or H or —OR3,
R1 are polyether radicals having a formula (II)

wherein
R4 are alkyl radicals, same or different, which have from 1 to 18 carbon atoms, and optionally have ether functions, or aryl radicals which have from 6-18 carbon atoms and optionally have ether functions, or H,
R5 are radicals, same or different, wherein R5 is selected from the group consisting of: R3, H, and —C(O)R3,
h is from 2 to 18,
i is from 0 to 40,
j is from 1 to 40,
k is from 0 to 40,
l is from 0 to 30,
wherein i+j+k+l?3,
R2 are divalent organic radicals, same or different, which have 2-20 carbon atoms and are optionally interrupted by ether, ester or amide functions or (—SiR2O—)n groups and optionally bear OH functions,
R3 are alkyl radicals, same or different, having 1-16 carbon atoms or aryl radicals having 6-16 carbon atoms or H,
n=independently 1 or 2,
m=independently 1 or 2,
m+n=3,
wherein said at least one polyol component has an average hydroxyl number, determined to DIN 53240-1:2012-07, of greater than 56 to less than 450 mg KOH/g, and wherein said polyurethane foam is produced at an isocyanate index of 65 to 108 and has an open cell structure,
wherein said bonded siloxane block copolymers of the average general formula (I) are present in an amount of from 0.001 to 10 parts by weight per 100 parts of said at least one polyol component, and
wherein said at least one polyol component is present in an amount from 25% to 80% by weight of said mixture, water is present in an amount from 1% to 5% by weight of said mixture, catalysts are present in an amount from 0.01% to 1% by weight of said mixture, said physical blowing agent is present in an amount from 0% to 50% by weight of said mixture, said stabilizer is present in an amount of up to 5% by weight of said mixture, said at least one isocyanate component is present in an amount from 20% to 60% by weight of said mixture, and said additive is present in an amount from 0.001% to 10% by weight of said mixture.

US Pat. No. 10,189,962

HEAT-SHRINKABLE POLYESTER FILM

TOYOBO CO., LTD., Osaka ...

1. A heat-shrinkable polyester film comprising ethylene terephthalate as a main component, containing not less than 0 mol % and not more than 5 mol % of a monomer component capable of serving as an amorphous component relative to the total of a polyester resin component, and having a main shrinkage direction in a lengthwise direction, wherein the heat-shrinkable polyester film satisfies the following requirements (1) to (3):(1) the heat-shrinkable polyester film has a hot-water heat shrinkage rate in the lengthwise direction of not less than 15% and not more than 60% when being treated in hot water at 90° C. for 10 seconds;
(2) the heat-shrinkable polyester film has a hot-water heat shrinkage rate in a width direction orthogonal to the lengthwise direction of not less than ?10% and not more than 10% when being treated in hot water at 90° C. for 10 seconds; and
(3) the heat-shrinkable polyester film has an orientation distortion index that is a molecular orientation angle difference, the difference being a difference between a molecular orientation angle of an edge of one end in the width direction and a molecular orientation angle of an edge of the other end, per 1 m of the film of not more than 15°/m.

US Pat. No. 10,189,961

CREEP RESISTANT, HIGHLY LUBRICIOUS, TOUGH, AND IONIC HYDROGELS INCLUDING PVA-PAAMPS HYDROGELS

The General Hospital Corp...

1. A method of making a creep resistant, highly lubricious, tough and ionic hydrogel comprising:a) mixing an aqueous solution of a polymer with an aqueous solution of an ionic monomeric compound in presence of an initiator, thereby forming an ionic hydrogel solution, wherein the aqueous solution of the polymer comprises 1% w/w to 25% w/w of the polymer, and wherein the aqueous solution of the ionic monomeric compound comprises 5% w/w to 25% w/w of the ionic monomeric compound;
b) heating and/or irradiating the ionic hydrogel solution, thereby forming an inter-penetrating network (IPN) structure of polymerized ionic hydrogel in the aqueous polymer solution; and
c) subjecting the inter-penetrating network (IPN) structure of polymerized ionic hydrogel in the aqueous polymer solution to one or more freeze-thaw cycles to physically-crosslink the polymer, thereby forming a creep resistant, highly lubricious, tough and ionic hydrogel, and
d) annealing the ionic hydrogel,
wherein the polymer is poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA), and the ionic monomeric compound is a acrylamido-methylpropane sulfonic acid (AAMPS) solution, and the inter-penetrating network (IPN) structure of polymerized ionic hydrogel is an inter-penetrating network (IPN) structure of polymerized PAAMPS, and the creep resistant, highly lubricious, tough and ionic hydrogel is a creep resistant, highly lubricious, tough and ionic PVA-PAAMPS-hydrogel.

US Pat. No. 10,189,960

RUBBER VIBRATION DAMPING MATERIAL

Dow Global Technologies L...

1. A vulcanized rubber comprised of polyisoprene uniformly crosslinked with a halogenated unsaturated polymer that is a reaction product of (i) an unsaturated polymer that is miscible with polyisoprene and has conjugated dienes that undergo a Diels Alder reaction and (ii) a polyhalogenated cyclopentadiene represented by:wherein X is a fluorine, chlorine or bromine and Y is fluorine, chlorine, bromine or alkoxy having 1 to 4 carbons.

US Pat. No. 10,189,950

POLYIMIDE-BASED POLYMER THICK FILM COMPOSITIONS

E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AN...

1. A polyimide-based polymer thick film composition comprising:(a) a non-fluorinated polyimide polymer with the structure I

wherein X is S(O)2 and Y is BAPP and;
(b) an organic solvent with the structure IV

wherein R1=CH3, R2=C(O)OCH3 and R3=H.

US Pat. No. 10,189,944

SURFACE MODIFICATION METHOD AND SURFACE-MODIFIED ELASTIC BODY

SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIE...

1. A method for producing a catheter of a rubber vulcanizate or a thermoplastic elastomer, the method comprising:step 1 of forming polymerization initiation points on a surface of the catheter; and
step 2 of radically polymerizing a deliquescent monomer starting from the polymerization initiation points by irradiation with ultraviolet light having a wavelength within the range of 300 to 400 nm, to grow polymer chains on the surface of the catheter,
wherein the deliquescent monomer is at least one selected from the group consisting of alkali metal salt of acrylic acid, alkali metal salt of methacrylic acid, alkali metal salt of itaconic acid, alkali metal salt of 3-vinylpropionic acid, alkali metal salt of 2-sulfoethyl (meth)acrylate, alkali metal salt of 3-sulfopropyl (meth)acrylate, alkali metal salt of 2-acrylamide-2-methylpropanesulfonic acid, and a compound represented by the following formula (1)

wherein R11 represents —H or —CH3; X represents —O—, —NH—, or —N+—; m denotes an integer of one or more; and Y represents a zwitterionic or halogen group.

US Pat. No. 10,189,942

POLYORGANOSILOXANE, POLYCARBONATE-POLYORGANOSILOXANE COPOLYMER, AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREFOR

IDEMITSU KOSAN CO., LTD.,...

1. A polycarbonate-polyorganosiloxane copolymer, comprising:a polycarbonate block (A) comprising a repeating unit represented by the following general formula (I); and
a polyorganosiloxane block (B) comprising a repeating unit represented by the following general formula (II),
wherein the polyorganosiloxane block (B) has a value obtained by integrating dw/d log(M) from 2.5?log(M)?3.1 is 0 to 10% of a value obtained by integrating dw/d log(M) over the entire range of log (M) in a differential molecular weight distribution curve,
wherein the differential molecular weight distribution curve is determined by gel permeation chromatography using the polystyrene calibration curve, has an x-axis showing a logarithmic value log(M) of a molecular weight M and has a y-axis showing dw/d log(M) obtained by differentiating a concentration fraction w with respect to the logarithmic value log(M) of the molecular weight:

wherein, R9 and R10 each independently represents a halogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, or an alkoxy group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms; X represents a single bond, an alkylene group having 1 to 8 carbon atoms, an alkylidene group having 2 to 8 carbon atoms, a cycloalkylene group having 5 to 15 carbon atoms, a cycloalkylidene group having 5 to 15 carbon atoms, a fluorenediyl group, an arylalkylene group having 7 to 15 carbon atoms, an arylalkylidene group having 7 to 15 carbon atoms, —S—, —SO—, —SO2—, —O—, or —CO—; a and b each independently represents an integer of 0 to 4; R1 and R2 each independently represents a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, an alkoxy group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, or an aryl group having 6 to 12 carbon atoms; an average repeat number n in the range of 30 to 50 represents a sum of siloxane repeating units in the polyorganosiloxane block.

US Pat. No. 10,189,930

POLYMERIC PHOTOINITIATORS

ALLNEX BELGIUM S.A., Dro...

1. A radiation curable composition (A) comprising,(a) at least one photoinitiator compound of formula (I):

wherein Q is the residue of a hydroxy compound having 1 to 6 hydroxyl groups,
wherein x is a number that is at least 1 but no greater than the number of hydroxyl groups originally present in said hydroxy compound, and
wherein the hydroxy compound is a saturated hydroxy compound having 1 to 6 hydroxyl groups and is selected from the group consisting of an alkoxylated alcohol and a polyether; and
(b) at least one ethylenically unsaturated compound selected from the group consisting of monomers (b1) and oligomers (b2).

US Pat. No. 10,189,921

RADICAL POLYMERISATION OF ETHYLENE INITIATED BY A COUPLE OF ORGANIC PEROXIDES WITH HIGH PRODUCTIVITY

ARKEMA FRANCE, Colombes ...

1. A process for manufacturing polyethylene or an ethylene copolymer, comprising radical polymerization or copolymerization of ethylene in the presence:of a first peroxide polymerization initiator chosen from the diperketal peroxide compounds of formula:

wherein the R1, R2, R3, R6, R7 and R8 groups comprise substituted or unsubstituted, linear, branched or cyclic C1-C10 alkyl groups, and
of a second initiator, other than said first initiator, also comprising a diperketal peroxide of formula (I).

US Pat. No. 10,189,920

HYBRID SUPPORTED CATALYST SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PREPARING POLYOLEFIN USING THE SAME

LG Chem, Ltd., Seoul (KR...

1. A hybrid supported catalyst system comprising;one or more organic chromium compounds and one or more metallocene compounds supported on a support,
wherein the organic chromium compound includes two or more of a group represented by the following Chemical Formula 1 in a molecule, phosphorous atoms (P) in one or more of the group represented by Chemical Formula 1 form a coordinate bond with chromium (Cr), and a linkage group (L) linking the two or more groups represented by the following Chemical Formula 1 via 4 to 8 carbon atoms is an aliphatic group having 2 to 20 carbon atoms, a heteroaliphatic group having 2 to 20 carbon atoms, an alicyclic group having 2 to 20 carbon atoms, a heteroalicyclic group having 2 to 20 carbon atoms, or a group prepared by linking two or more of the aliphatic group, the heteroaliphatic group, the alicyclic group, and the heteroalicyclic group:

wherein * is a part which binds to the linkage group (L) linking the two or more groups, and
R1 to R4 are each independently an alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, an alkenyl group having 2 to 20 carbon atoms, an aryl group having 6 to 20 carbon atoms, an arylalkyl group having 7 to 20 carbon atoms, an alkylaryl group having 7 to 20 carbon atoms, or an alkoxyaryl group having 7 to 20 carbon atoms.

US Pat. No. 10,189,916

TRANSITION METAL COMPOUND AND CATALYST COMPOSITION INCLUDING THE SAME

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

1. A transition metal compound of the following Chemical Formula 1:
wherein, in Chemical Formula 1,
M is a group 4 transition metal;
R is selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, a cycloalkyl group having 3 to 20 carbon atoms, an aryl group having 6 to 20 carbon atoms, an arylalkyl group having 7 to 20 carbon atoms, and an alkylaryl group having 7 to 20 carbon atoms; or R and R1 are linked to each other to form an aliphatic ring having 3 to 20 carbon atoms or an aromatic ring having 5 to 20 carbon atoms including N;
R1 to R10 are each independently selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen atom, a halogen group, an alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, an alkenyl group having 2 to 20 carbon atoms, a cycloalkyl group having 3 to 20 carbon atoms, an aryl group having 6 to 20 carbon atoms, an arylalkyl group having 7 to 20 carbon atoms, an alkylaryl group having 7 to 20 carbon atoms, an alkoxy group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, an aryloxy group having 6 to 20 carbon atoms, a silyl group and combinations thereof, or two or more adjacent functional groups among R1 to R10 are linked to each other to form an aliphatic ring having 3 to 20 carbon atoms or an aromatic ring having 6 to 20 carbon atoms;
R11 is selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, an alkenyl group having 2 to 20 carbon atoms, a cycloalkyl group having 3 to 20 carbon atoms, an aryl group having 6 to 20 carbon atoms, an arylalkyl group having 7 to 20 carbon atoms, an alkylaryl group having 7 to 20 carbon atoms, a silyl group, and a metalloid radical of a group 14 metal substituted with a hydrocarbyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms;
X1 and X2 are each independently selected from the group consisting of a halogen group, an alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, an alkenyl group having 2 to 20 carbon atoms, an aryl group having 6 to 20 carbon atoms, an alkylaryl group having 7 to 20 carbon atoms, an arylalkyl group having 7 to 20 carbon atoms, an alkylamino group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, an arylamino group having 6 to 20 carbon atoms and an alkylidene group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms;
R, R1 to R11, X1 and X2 are each independently unsubstituted or substituted with one or more substituents selected from the group consisting of a halogen group, an alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, a haloalkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, an alkenyl group having 2 to 20 carbon atoms, an alkoxy group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, a cycloalkyl group having 3 to 20 carbon atoms, an aryl group having 6 to 20 carbon atoms, an arylalkyl group having 7 to 20 carbon atoms, an alkylaryl group having 7 to 20 carbon atoms and an aryloxy group having 6 to 20 carbon atoms;
n is an integer of 1 or 2, and when n is an integer of 2, R11's are the same as or different from each other; and
wherein a dashed line to the cyclopentadienyl ring represents an ?5-complex with the cyclopentadienyl ring, and a solid line to the cyclopentadienyl ring represents a ?-bond to a carbon of the cyclopentadienyl ring.

US Pat. No. 10,189,872

CRYSTALLINE FORM OF NICOTINAMIDE RIBOSIDE

1. A crystalline Form II of nicotinamide riboside chloride

US Pat. No. 10,189,868

METHOD FOR DEPOLYMERISING OXYGENATED POLYMER MATERIALS

1. A process for depolymerizing oxygenated polymer materials by selective cleavage of the oxygen-carbonyl bonds of the ester functions and of the carbonate functions, comprising a step of placing said oxygenated polymer materials in contact with a silane compound of formula (I)
in which
R1, R2 and R3 represent, independently of each other, a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, a hydroxyl group, an alkyl group, an alkenyl group, an alkynyl group, an alkoxy group, an aryloxy group, a silyl group, a siloxy group, an aryl group, an amino group, said alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, alkoxy, silyl, siloxy, aryl and amino groups being optionally substituted, or
R1 is as defined above and R2 and R3, taken together with the silicon atom to which they are linked, form an optionally substituted silyl heterocycle;in the presence of a catalyst which is:an organic catalyst selected from the group consisting of
the carbocations of formula (X1)3C+ with X1 representing a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, an aryl group, an alkoxy group, a silyl group, a siloxy group and a halogen atom;
oxoniums chosen from (CH3)3O+BF4? and (CH3CH2)3O+BF4?;
a silylium ion (R5)3Si+ with R5 representing, independently of each other, a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, an alkenyl group, an alkynyl group, an aryl group, a heteroaryl group, a heterocycle, a silyl group, a siloxy group;
disilyl cations;
with the anionic counterion of said silylium ion, of said carbocations and of said disilyl cations being
a halide selected from the group consisting of F?, Cl?, Br? and I?; or
an anion selected from the group consisting of BF4?, SbF6?, B(C6F5)4?, B(C6H5)4?, CF3SO3?, PF6?; or
an organometallic catalyst comprising ruthenium or iridium selected from the group consisting of:
the iridium complexes of formula (II):

in which
R6 represents an alkyl or aryl group;
R7 represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group;
X2 represents a —CH2? group or an oxygen atom;
Y? represents a counterion selected from the group consisting of B(C6F5)4? and B(C6H5)4; and
S represents a solvent molecule, coordinated to the complex, selected from the group consisting of dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), acetonitrile (CH3CN) and acetone (CH3COCH3); and
the ruthenium complexes of formula (III):

in which
R8 represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group;
R9 represents an aryl or an alkyl group, said aryl and alkyl groups being optionally substituted;
Z represents a —CH2? group, an oxygen atom or a sulfur atom; and
A?represents a counterion chosen from B(C6F5)4? and [CHB11H5Cl6]?; or
a catalyst of Lewis acid type selected from the group consisting of:
the boron compound selected from the group consisting of BF3, BF3(Et2O), BCl3, BBr3, triphenylhydroborane, tricyclohexylhydroborane, B(C6F5)3, B-methoxy-9borabicyclo[3.3.1]nonane (B-methoxy-9-BBN), B-benzyl-9-borabicyclo[3.3.1]nonane (B-benzyl-9-BBN);
the borenium compound Me-TBD-BBN30, the borenium ferrocene derivatives corresponding to the formula

in which R10=phenyl and R11 =3,5-dimethylpyridyl;
aluminum compounds selected from the group consisting of AlCl3, AlBr3, aluminum isopropoxide (Al(O-i-Pr)3), aluminum ethoxide (Al(C2H3O2)), Krossing's salt [Aq(CH2Cl2)]{Al [OC(CF3)3]4}, the Li{Al[OC(CF3)3]4}, Et2Al+;
indium compounds chosen from InCl3, In(OTf)3;
iron compounds chosen from FeCl3, Fe(OTf)3
tin compounds chosen from SnCl4, Sn(OTf)2,
phosphorus compounds chosen from PCl3, PCl5, POCl3
trifluoromethanesulfonate or triflate compounds (CF3SO3 ?) of transition metals and of lanthanides chosen from scandium triflate, ytterbium triflate, yttrium triflate, cerium triflate, samarium triflate and neodymium triflate.

US Pat. No. 10,189,864

METAL COMPLEXES BASED ON A BIS(2-PYRIDYLMETHYL)AMINE-BASED SCAFFOLD AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME

Lawrence Livermore Nation...

1. A catalyst, comprising:a ligand comprising a bis(2-pyridylmethyl)amine group, wherein the ligand comprises at least three sp2 nitrogen atoms and at least one sp3 nitrogen atom, and wherein the ligand has a structure selected from the group consisting of:

wherein each R is independently selected from the group consisting of: hydrogen, an ester, an alcohol, and polyethylene glycol (PEG); and
at least one metal cation complexed to the nitrogen atoms of the ligand, wherein the at least one metal cation includes one or more of: Zn2+, and Co2+.

US Pat. No. 10,189,860

HYDRATES OF DOLUTEGRAVIR SODIUM

1. A crystalline form of dolutegravir sodium of formula (I)characterized by a powder X-ray diffractogram comprising peaks at 2-Theta angles of 7.9±0.2°, 9.4±0.2°, 12.5±0.2°, 15.9±0.2° and 20.8±0.2°, when measured with Cu-Katz radiation having a wavelength of 0.15419 nm at room temperature wherein the crystalline form comprises 0.2 to 0.7 mol of water per mol dolutegravir sodium of formula (I) when measured at a relative humidity from 30 to 70% and a temperature of 25±0.1° C.

US Pat. No. 10,189,851

CDK INHIBITORS

G1 Therapeutics, Inc., R...

1. A compound of the structure:

US Pat. No. 10,189,849

CDK INHIBITORS

G1 Therapeutics, Inc., R...

1. A compound of the structure:

US Pat. No. 10,189,848

ETHYNYL DERIVATIVES

Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., ...

1. A compound of formula IwhereinR1 is lower alkyl;
R2 is phenyl or pyridinyl, wherein the N atom in the pyridinyl group may be in different positions;
n is 0, 1 or 2;
V/U are independently from each other O or CH2, wherein V and U cannot be simultaneously O;
L is a five or six membered heteroaryl group, selected from
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or acid addition salt, a racemic mixture, or its corresponding enantiomer and/or optical isomer and/or stereoisomer thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,189,847

OXIME ESTER COMPOUND AND PHOTOPOLYMERIZATION INITIATOR CONTAINING SAID COMPOUND

ADEKA CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. An oxime ester compound represented by general formula (I):wherein R1 and R2 each independently represent R11, OR11, COR11, SR11, CONR12R13, or CN;R11, R12, and R13 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, an aryl group having 6 to 30 carbon atoms, an arylalkyl group having 7 to 30 carbon atoms, or a heterocyclic group having 2 to 20 carbon atoms,
the alkyl group, the aryl group, the arylalkyl group or the heterocyclic group represented by R11, R12, and R13 being optionally further substituted by R21, OR21 COR21, SR21, NR22R23, CONR22R23, —NR22—OR23, —NCOR22—OCOR23, NR22COR21, OCOR21, COOR21, SCOR21, OCSR21, COSR21, CSOR21, a hydroxyl group, a nitro group, CN, a halogen atom, or COOR21;
R21, R22, and R23 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, an aryl group having 6 to 30 carbon atoms, an arylalkyl group having 7 to 30 carbon atoms, or a heterocyclic group having 2 to 20 carbon atoms,
the alkyl group, the aryl group, the arylalkyl group or the heterocyclic group represented by R21, R22, and R23 being optionally further substituted by a hydroxyl group, a nitro group, CN, a halogen atom, a hydroxyl group, or a carboxyl group,
the alkyl group, the aryl group, the arylalkyl group or the heterocyclic group represented by R11, R12, R13, R21, R22and R23 having an alkylene moiety optionally interrupted by —O—, —S—, —COO—, —OCO—, —NR24—, —NR24CO—, —NR24COO—, —OCONR24—, —SCO—, —COS—, —OCS—, or —CSO— at 1 to 5 sites provided that no two oxygen atoms are directly bonded to each other;
R24 represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, an aryl group having 6 to 30 carbon atoms, an arylalkyl group having 7 to 30 carbon atoms, or a heterocyclic group having 2 to 20 carbon atoms,
the alkyl group, the aryl group, the arylalkyl group or the heterocyclic group represented by R11, R12, R13, R21, R22, R23, and R24 having an alkyl moiety that is optionally branched or cyclic;
R3 represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, an aryl group having 6 to 30 carbon atoms, an arylalkyl group having 7 to 30 carbon atoms, or a heterocyclic group having 2 to 20 carbon atoms,
the alkyl group, the aryl group, the arylalkyl group or the heterocyclic group represented by R3 having an alkyl moiety that is optionally branched or cyclic,
R3 and R7, R3 and R8, R4 and R5, R5 and R6, and R6 and R7 being optionally taken together to form a ring,
the alkyl group, the aryl group, the arylalkyl group or the heterocyclic group represented by R3 being optionally further substituted by R21, OR21, COR21, SR21, NR22R23, CONR23R23, —NR22—OR23, —NCOR22—OCOR23, NR22COR21, OCOR21, COOR21, SCOR21, OCSR21, COSR21, CSOR21, a hydroxyl group, a nitro group, CN, a halogen atom, or COOR21;
R4, R5, R6, and R7 each independently represent R11, OR11, SR11, COR14, CONR15R16, NR12COR11, OCOR11, COOR14, SCOR11, OCSR11, COSR14, CSOR11, a hydroxyl group, CN, or a halogen atom,
R4 and R5, R5 and R6, and R6 and R7 being optionally taken together to form a ring;
R14, R15, and R16 each represent a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms,
the alkyl group represented by R14, R15, and R16 being optionally branched or cyclic;
R8 represents R11, OR11, SR11, COR11, CONR12R13, NR 12COR11, OCOR11, COOR11, SCOR11, OCSR11, COSR11, CSOR11, a hydroxyl group, CN, or a halogen atom; and
n represents 0 or 1, and
the oxime ester compound represented by general formula (I) satisfies any of following (1) to (4):
(1) n is 1,
(2) at least one of R4, R5, R6, and R7 is R11, OR11, SR11, COR14, CONR15R16, NR12COR11, OCOR11, SCOR11, OCSR11, COSR14, CSOR11, a hydroxyl group, CN, or a halogen atom; and satisfies the following conditions (2-1) and (2-2);
(2-1) when any of R4, R5, R6, and R7 is R11, R11 represents an alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, an aryl group having 6 to 30 carbon atoms, an arylalkyl group having 7 to 30 carbon atoms, or a heterocyclic group having 2 to 20 carbon atoms, and the hydrogen atom of the group represented by R11 is further substituted by OR21, COR21, SR21, NR22R23, CONR22R23, —NR22—OR23, —NCOR22—OCOR23, NR22COR21, OCOR21, COOR21, SCOR21, OCSR21, COSR21, CSOR21, a hydroxyl group, a nitro group, CN, a halogen atom, or COOR21;
(2-2) when any of R4, R5, R6, and R7 is OR11, OR11, OR11represents an alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, an aryl group having 6 to 30 carbon atoms, an arylalkyl group having 7 to 30 carbon atoms, or a heterocyclic group having 2 to 20 carbon atoms, and the hydrogen atom of the group represented by R11 is further substituted by OR21, COR21, SR21, NR22R23, CONR22R23, —NR22 —OR23, —NCOR22 —OCOR23, NR22COR21, OCOR21, COOR21, SCOR21, OCSR21, COSR21, CSOR21, a hydroxyl group, a nitro group, CN, a halogen atom, or COOR21;
(3) R3 is an arylalkyl group having 7 to 30 carbon atoms or a heterocyclic group having 2 to 20 carbon atoms,
(4) R3 and R7, R3 and R8, R4 and R5, R5 and R6, or R6 and R7 are taken together to form a ring.

US Pat. No. 10,189,842

WNT PATHWAY MODULATORS

Agency for Science, Techn...

10. A pharmaceutical composition comprising a compound according to claim 1 in combination with one or more therapeutically acceptable adjuvents, diluents or carriers.

US Pat. No. 10,189,841

PURINONES AS UBIQUITIN-SPECIFIC PROTEASE 1 INHIBITORS

FORMA Therapeutics, Inc.,...

9. A pharmaceutical composition comprising, a compound of claim 1, and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,189,839

TRICYCLIC IMIDAZOLE COMPOUNDS AS INHIBITORS OF TRYPTOPHAN HYDROXYLASE

ACTELION PHARMACEUTICALS ...

1. A compound of Formula (I)
wherein
X represents —CH2—, —CH2—CH2—, —CH2—CH2—CH2—, —S—, *—CH2—O—, or *—CH2—NRx— wherein Rx represents hydrogen, —CO—(C1-4)alkyl, —(C1-3)alkyl-(C3-6)cycloalkyl, (C3-6)cycloalkyl, or —CO—(C1-4)alkoxy; wherein the asterisks indicate the bond attached to the imidazole ring;
R1a and R1b independently represent hydrogen, methyl, ethyl; or R1a and R1b together with the carbon atom to which they are attached to form a cyclopropyl ring;
R2 represents aryl, or heteroaryl, wherein said aryl or heteroaryl independently is unsubstituted, or mono-, di-, or tri-substituted, wherein the substituents are independently selected from:
(C1-4)alkyl;
(C1-4)alkoxy;
(C3-6)cycloalkyl;
(C1-3)fluoroalkyl;
(C1-3)fluoroalkoxy;
halogen;
cyano;
—(CH2)n—NR21R22; wherein n represents the integer 0 or 1; and
R21 and R22 independently represent hydrogen or (C1-4)alkyl; or
R21 and R22 together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached to form a 4- to 7-membered saturated ring, wherein said ring optionally includes one ring oxygen atom;
—CO—NR23R24, wherein R 23 and R24 independently represent hydrogen or (C1-4)alkyl;
—CO—NH—CN;
—NR25—CO—NR26R27, wherein R25, R26 and R27 independently represent hydrogen or (C1-4)alkyl;
—CO—(C1-4)alkoxy;
phenyl;
hydroxy-(C1-4 )alkyl;
(C1-3)alkoxy-(C1-4)alkyl;
hydroxy-(C2-4)alkoxy; or
(C1-3)alkoxy-(C2-4)alkoxy;
R3 represents aryl, or heteroaryl, wherein said aryl or heteroaryl independently is unsubstituted, or mono-, di-, or tri-substituted, wherein the substituents are independently selected from:
—NR4—Y—R5, wherein
R4 represents hydrogen or (C1-3)alkyl; Y represents a direct bond; and R5 represents (C1-4)alkyl, or (C3-6)cycloalky; or
R4 represents hydrogen or (C1-3)alkyl; Y represents —NRY— wherein RY represents (C1-3)alkyl; and R5 represents (C1-4)alkyl; or
R4 and R5 together with the nitrogen and the —SO2—Y-group to which they are attached to form a 5-, 6-, or 7-membered ring, wherein Y represents a direct bond or —NRY— wherein RY represents (C1-3)alkyl;
—CO—NR6R7, wherein R6 and R7 independently represent hydrogen, (C1-4)alkyl, or (C3-6)cycloalkyl;
—SO2—R8 wherein R8 represents (C1-5)alkyl, or —NR81R82, wherein R81 and R82 independently represent hydrogen or (C1-4)alkyl;
—(CH2)m—NR9R10; wherein m represents the integer 0 or 1; and
R9 and R10 independently represent hydrogen, (C1-4)alkyl, (C2-3)fluoroalkyl, hydroxy-(C2-4)alkyl, (C1-4)alkoxy-(C2-4)alkyl; or
R9 and R10 together with the nitrogen to which they are attached to form a 4-to 7-membered ring optionally including an oxygen ring atom or a group —NR11— wherein
R11 represents (C1-4)alkyl, and wherein said ring is optionally substituted with one or two fluorine substituents;
(C1-4)alkyl;
(C3-6)cycloalkyl;
(C1-4)alkoxy;
(C1-3)fluoroalkyl;
(C1-3)fluoroalkoxy;
halogen;
cyano; or
5-membered heteroaryl;or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,189,832

CRYSTALLINE SOLID FORMS OF A BET INHIBITOR

Incyte Corporation, Wilm...

1. A solid form of a compound having the formula:
wherein the solid form is crystalline;
and wherein the solid form has Form I and has a characteristic XRPD peak, in terms of 2-theta, at about 12.7 degrees.

US Pat. No. 10,189,823

NEPRILYSIN INHIBITORS

1. A method for treating hypertension, the method comprising administering to patient a therapeutically effective amount of a compound of the following structure:or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof;wherein the hypertension is selected from the group consisting of primary hypertension, secondary hypertension, hypertension with accompanying renal disease, severe hypertension with or without accompanying renal disease, pulmonary hypertension, and resistant hypertension.

US Pat. No. 10,189,816

SUBSTITUTED PYRIDINES AS INHIBITORS OF HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS REPLICATION

ViiV HEALTHCARE UK (NO. 5...

2. A compound of claim 1, wherein the compound is:or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,189,807

TETRAHYDROTHIOPHENE-BASED GABA AMINOTRANSFERASE INACTIVATORS

Northwestern University, ...

1. A method of modulating activity of a GABA aminotransferase, said method comprising: providing a compound of a formula
or a salt thereof; and
contacting said compound with a medium comprising GABA aminotransferase, said compound in an amount effective to modulate GABA aminotransferase activity, thereby reducing glutamate production in said medium.

US Pat. No. 10,189,797

CHEMICAL MODULATORS OF IMMUNE CHECKPOINTS AND THERAPEUTIC USE

Duke University, Durham,...

1. A method of treating cancer in a subject in need thereof, the method comprisingadministering to the subject an effective amount of a compound of formula (I), or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,

wherein,
R1a is OR4 or NR8—SO2—R9;
R1b, R1c and R1e are hydrogen;
R1d is halogen;
A is heteroaryl selected from the group consisting of benzoimidazolyl, 1,2,4-triazolyl, indolyl, pyridinyl, pyrimidinyl, thiazolyl, and quinolinyl;
D is hydrogen, halogen, nitro, alkyl, cyano, haloalkyl, aryl or heteroaryl, selected from the group consisting of benzoimidazolyl, 1,2,4-triazolyl, indolyl, pyridinyl, pyrimidinyl, and quinolinyl with 0-5 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halogen, nitro, alkyl, cyano, haloalkyl, alkoxyalkyl, heteroalkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, heterocycle, carboxyl, heterocyclealkyl, OR4, SR5, NR6R7, and NR8—SO2—R9;
R4 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, —C(O)-alkyl, —C(O)-alkenyl, —C(O)-alkoxyalkyl, —C(O)-heteroalkyl, —C(O)-heteroaryl, —C(O)—O-heteroalkyl, —C(O)—O-heteroaryl, —C(O)—O-alkyl, —C(O)—O-alkenyl, —C(O)—O-alkoxyalkyl, —C(O)—NH-alkyl, and —C(O)-heterocycle;
R5, R6 and R7 are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, alkyl, —C(O)-alkyl, —C(O)-alkoxyalkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, and heteroalkyl;
R8 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and alkyl; and
R9 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, alkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, arylalkyl, heterocycle, and heteroarylalkyl; and
wherein the cancer is breast cancer.

US Pat. No. 10,189,796

[4-(1,3,3-TRIMETHYL-2-OXO-3,4-DIHYDRO-1H-QUINOXALIN-7-YL)PHENOXY]ETHYLOXY COMPOUND OR SALT THEREOF

SANTEN PHARMACEUTICAL CO....

1. A compound of general formula (1):
wherein R1 represents a hydrogen atom, a lower alkyl group which may have a substituent(s), a carboxyl group, an ester of a carboxyl group, an amide of a carboxyl group or a cyano group; and
R2 represents a hydrogen atom, a lower alkylcarbonyl group which may have a substituent(s), a lower cycloalkylcarbonyl group which may have a substituent(s), an arylcarbonyl group which may have a substituent(s), a heterocyclic carbonyl group which may have a substituent(s), an ester of a carboxyl group, an amide of a carboxyl group, a phosphate group or an ester of a phosphate group,
or a salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,189,785

HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUND

Takeda Pharmaceuticals Co...

1. A compound represented by a formula:
wherein
ring Ar represents an optionally further substituted aromatic heterocycle or an optionally further substituted C6-14 aromatic hydrocarbon ring;
ring A represents an optionally further substituted C6-14 aromatic hydrocarbon ring or an optionally further substituted heterocycle;
R1 represents an optionally substituted C6-14 aryl group, an optionally substituted C3-10 cycloalkyl group or an optionally substituted heterocyclic group
except that when R1 is an optionally substituted heterocyclic group, R1 is represented by a formula:

wherein ring B represents an optionally further substituted heterocycle, and
[Formula 3]

represents a single bond or a double bond, or a formula:

wherein ring D represents an optionally further substituted nitrogen-containing heterocycle,
R2 represents a hydrogen atom, or
R1 and R2 are bonded to each other to form an optionally substituted 5- or 6-membered aromatic heterocycle or an optionally substituted benzene ring
or a salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,189,780

BICYCLIC ALKYL COMPOUNDS AND SYNTHESIS

1. A compound having the structure of Formula (I):
wherein:
R1 is N3, SCN, NO, —C(?NOR2)(CN), or —CH(?NOR2), and
R2 is (C1 to C10) alkoxy, substituted or unsubstituted (C1 to C30) alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted aryl, substituted or unsubstituted alkenyl, substituted or unsubstituted alkynyl, substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkenyl, substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkynyl, substituted or unsubstituted heterocycle, substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl, substituted or unsubstituted aryl(alkyl), substituted or unsubstituted alkyl(aryl), or substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl(alkyl).

US Pat. No. 10,189,777

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

Lycera Corporation, Ann ...

1. A compound represented by Formula I:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof; wherein:
A is phenylene, 5-6 membered heteroarylene, or C3-6 heterocycloalkylene;
R1 represents independently for each occurrence halogen, C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, or C3-6 cycloalkyl;
R2 is C1-6 alkyl optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, hydroxyl, and C1-6 alkoxy;
R3 is C1-6 haloalkyl;
R4 represents independently for each occurrence hydrogen, C1-6 alkyl, or C3-6 cycloalkyl;
X is one of the following:
(i) —O-aralkyl, —O-heteroaralkyl, —O-phenyl, —O-heteroaryl, —O-(partially unsaturated bicyclic carbocyclyl), —O—(C1-6 alkylene)—(C3-6 cycloalkyl), —O—(C3-6 cycloalkyl), —N(R4)-aralkyl, —N(R4)-phenyl, —N(R4)-(partially unsaturated bicyclic carbocyclyl), or —N(R4)—(C 1-6 alkylene)—(C3-6 cycloalkyl), each of which is optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-6 haloalkyl, C1-6 alkyl, C3-6 cycloalkyl, C1-6 alkoxy, C1-6 haloalkoxy, hydroxyl, and cyano;
(ii) —(C2-6 alkenylene)-phenyl, —(C2-6 alkenylene)-heteroaryl, —(C1-6 alkylene)-phenyl, —(C1-6 alkylene)-heteroaryl, —(C1-6 alkylene)-(partially unsaturated bicyclic heterocyclyl), —(C1-6 alkylene)-(partially unsaturated bicyclic oxo-heterocyclyl), -(5-6 membered heterocycloalkylene)-phenyl, or —(C3-6 cycloalkylene)-phenyl, each of which is optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-6 haloalkyl, C1-6 alkyl, C3-6 cycloalkyl, C1-6 alkoxy, C1-6 haloalkoxy, hydroxyl, and cyano; or
(iii) —(C1-6 alkylene)-Z1 or —(C2-6 alkenylene)-Z1, wherein Z1 is —O-aralkyl, —O-heteroaralkyl, —O-phenyl, —O-heteroaryl, —O-(partially unsaturated bicyclic carbocyclyl), —O—(C1-6 alkylene)—(C3-6 cycloalkyl), —O—(C3-6 cycloalkyl), —N(R4)-aralkyl, —N(R4)-phenyl, —N(R4)-(partially unsaturated bicyclic carbocyclyl), —N(R4)—(C1-6 alkylene)—(C3-6 cycloalkyl), or —N(R4)—(C3-6 cycloalkyl), each of which is optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-6 haloalkyl, C1-6 alkyl, C3-6 cycloalkyl, C1-6 alkoxy, C1-6 haloalkoxy, hydroxyl, and cyano;
m is 0, 1, or 2; and
n is 1, 2, or 3.

US Pat. No. 10,189,774

HIGH PENETRATION PRODRUG COMPOSITIONS OF MUSTARDS AND MUSTARD-RELATED COMPOUNDS

Techfields Pharma Co., Lt...

1. A compound chosen from:N,N-diethylaminoethyl 4-[bis(2-chloroethyl)amino]benzenebutyrate.HA; anddiethylaminoethyl 4-[bis(2-methylsulfonylethyl)amino]benzenebutyrate.HA,wherein HA is selected from hydrochloric acid, hydrobromic acid, hydroiodic acid, nitric acid, sulfic acid, bisulfic acid, phosphoric acid, phosphorous acid, phosphonic acid, isonicotinic acid, acetic acid, lactic acid, salicylic acid, citric acid, tartaric acid, pantothenic acid, bitartaric acid, ascorbic acid, succinic acid, maleic acid, gentisinic acid, fumaric acid, gluconic acid, glucaronic acid, saccharic acid, formic acid, benzoic acid, glutamic acid, methanesulfonic acid, ethanesulfonic acid, benzensulfonic acid, p-toluenesulfonic acid and pamoic acid.

US Pat. No. 10,189,755

OLIGOMERIZATION OF ETHENE IN SUPERCRITICAL MODE

Evonik Degussa GmbH, Ess...

1. A process for oligomerizing ethene, comprising:(I) an oligomerization operation, in which a mixture comprising ethene and an inert medium contacts a solid catalyst, wherein the proportion by weight of the inert medium in the mixture is greater than the proportion by weight of ethene in the mixture, wherein the inert medium is a C3-C7 alkane or a C3-C7 cycloalkane, wherein the pressure and temperature of the mixture are chosen with respect to the proportion by weight of ethene in the mixture such that the ethene and the inert medium are in the supercritical state, and wherein the ethene and the inert medium each contact the solid catalyst in the supercritical state; and
(II) a regeneration operation, in which the solid catalyst in the absence of ethene, hydrogen, and oxygen is purged with a liquid purge medium, wherein:
a) operation is interchanged over time between the oligomerization operation and the regeneration operation, in such a way that a time-limited oligomerization operation is followed by a time-limited regeneration operation, and the latter in turn is followed by a time-limited oligomerization operation;
b) the solid catalyst is always at the same location during both the oligomerization operation and the regeneration operation;
c) the location of the solid catalyst is supplied with positive or negative thermal energy in order to impose a set temperature thereon during both the oligomerization operation and the regeneration operation;
d) the set temperature in the regeneration operation is lower than the set temperature in the oligomerization operation; and
e) the pressure at the location of the solid catalyst is lower in the regeneration operation than in the oligomerization operation.

US Pat. No. 10,189,740

OPTICAL GLASS, PREFORM, AND OPTICAL ELEMENT

OHARA INC., Kanagawa (JP...

1. An optical glass comprising, in mol %,40.00 to 65.0% of an SiO2 component,
1.0 to 9.03% of an Nb2O5 component,
1.0 to 35.0% of an Na2O component,
less than 9.0% of a ZrO2 component, and
less than 2.5% of a CaO component,
and having
a refractive index (nd) of 1.62 to 1.75,
an Abbe number (?d) of 30 to 42, and
a partial dispersion ratio (?g,F) of no greater than 0.594.

US Pat. No. 10,189,737

FIBER OPTIC MANUFACTURING IN SPACE

FOMS Inc., San Diego, CA...

1. A method comprising:forming an optical fiber in a low gravity environment, the optical fiber formed with a primary coating;
causing the optical fiber to be returned to a terrestrial environment; and
forming a secondary coating on the optical fiber in the terrestrial environment.

US Pat. No. 10,189,736

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A GLASS ROLL

NIPPON ELECTRIC GLASS CO....

1. A method of manufacturing a glass roll, comprising:forming, while conveying a glass film to a downstream side, the glass film by a forming device for carrying out a downdraw method;
rolling the glass film while superposing a first protective film on the glass film at a downstream end of a path of the conveying in the forming, to thereby manufacture a source glass roll;
unrolling, while conveying the glass film to the downstream side, the glass film from the source glass roll; and
rerolling the glass film while superposing a second protective film on the glass film at a downstream end of a path of the conveying in the unrolling to thereby manufacture a glass roll,
wherein, in the forming, the glass film at the downstream side of the forming device is conveyed while only a first surface of the glass film is contact-supported,
wherein, in the unrolling, the glass film at the downstream side of the source glass roll is conveyed while only the first surface of the glass film is contact-supported,
wherein, in the unrolling, a plurality of rollers is arranged on a conveying path from the source glass roll to the glass roll and contact-supports only the first surface of the glass film, the rollers changing a direction of conveying the glass film so that the glass film is bent toward the first surface side thereof, and wherein a wrap angle of the glass film relative to each of the rollers to the glass film is an acute angle, and wherein tension in a rerolling direction to be applied to the glass film in the rerolling is set higher than tension in the rolling direction to be applied to the glass film in the rolling.

US Pat. No. 10,189,728

FLUID PURIFICATION METHODS, DEVICES, AND SYSTEMS

NxStage Medical, Inc., L...

1. A method of purifying water, comprising:flowing water from a source along a flow path defined by automatic valves through a plurality of electronic deionization cells in a series, each of the cells having an inlet that receives input water and an outlet that outputs filtered water when flow through the cell is in a forward direction, a first cell encountered by the water in the series having a lowest rank in the series, the rank increasing along the series, and a last cell encountered by the water in the series having a highest rank in the series; and
periodically changing a configuration of the flow path by controlling the automatic valves by a controller, wherein
a first portion of the water that has passed through all cells except the cell having the highest rank is collected as purified water,
a second portion of said water that has passed through all cells except the cell having the highest rank flows through the cell having the highest rank in a reverse direction, opposite of the forward direction, to regenerate said cell having the highest rank, and
said periodically changing the configuration of the flow path includes
switching the automatic valves such that in a changed flow path configuration the cell having the lowest rank becomes the cell having the highest rank that receives water in the reverse direction and a rank of each other cell decrements to a next lower rank, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,189,715

ULTRAHARD STISHOVITE NANOPARTICLES AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE

Lehigh University, Bethl...

1. A method of preparing nanosized single crystals (nanocrystals) of stishovite silica, the method consisting of:heating a cubic mesoporous silica starting material under a pressure ranging from 10 GPa to 20 GPa to a temperature ranging from 300° C. to 400° C.; and
cooling the material to room temperature;thereby preparing nanocrystals of stishovite silica having an average particle size of between 200 nm and 800 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,189,699

MEMS DEVICE AND MEMS VACUUM MICROPHONE

INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG,...

1. A method of reading out a MEMS device, the MEMS device comprising first membrane element, a second membrane element spaced apart from the first membrane element, a low pressure region between the first and second membrane elements, the low pressure region having a pressure less than an ambient pressure, and a counter electrode structure comprising a first conducting layer, which is at least partially arranged in the low pressure region or extends in the low pressure region, wherein the first conducting layer comprises a segmentation providing an electrical isolation between a first portion of the first conducting layer and a second portion of the first conducting layer, the method comprising:providing a signal generated by a deflection of the first membrane element and a deflection of the second membrane element.

US Pat. No. 10,189,675

FULLY ADJUSTABLE BRAKE CONTROLLER WITHOUT NEED OF DC-LINK

Kone Corporation, Helsin...

1. An adjustable brake controller of an elevator brake, comprising:a DC bus;
first terminals for connecting the adjustable brake controller to a first magnetizing coil;
second terminals for connecting the adjustable brake controller to a second magnetizing coil;
a first controllable power switch coupled between the first terminals and the DC bus, the first controllable power switch being configured to supply electric power from the DC bus to the first magnetic coil responsive to a first control signal;
a second controllable power switch coupled between the second terminals and the DC bus, the second controllable power switch being configured to supply electric power from the DC bus to the second magnetizing coil responsive to a second control signal; and
a controller configured to generate the first and the second control signals for controlling the first and second controllable power switches, respectively, the controller having
a brake open mode for opening a brake, wherein the first and second control signals have a same specified pattern, and
a brake holding mode for holding the brake open, wherein the first and second control signals have a different specified pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,189,666

SHEET TRAY AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...

1. A sheet tray comprising:a first tray including:
a first surface extending in a first direction and a second direction orthogonal to the first direction; and
a first guide portion extending along the first surface in the first direction;
a second tray including:
a second surface extending parallel to the first surface; and
a second guide portion slidably engaging the first guide portion, the second tray being configured to move between a stored position where the second surface overlaps the first surface of the first tray in an orthogonal direction to the first surface and an extended position where an overlap between the first surface and the second surface is smaller in the first direction than the overlap between the first surface and the second surface with the second tray at the stored position; and
a third tray including a third surface extending parallel to the second surface, the third tray being pivotally supported by the second surface of the second tray via a pivot shaft extending in the orthogonal direction, the third tray being pivotable about the pivot shaft between a first stowed position where the third surface overlaps the second surface in the orthogonal direction and a first extended position where an overlap between the third surface and the second surface is smaller than the overlap between the third surface and the second surface when the third tray is at the first stowed position,
wherein one of the first tray and the third tray includes a columnar portion extending in the orthogonal direction, the columnar portion protruding toward the other of the first tray and the third tray in an area where, when the second tray is located at the stored position and the third tray is located at the first stowed position, the first tray overlaps the third tray in the orthogonal direction, and
wherein the other of the first tray and the third tray includes a cutout shaped along a path where the columnar portion moves when the third tray moves from the first stowed position to the first extended position.

US Pat. No. 10,189,660

AUXILIARY MEDIA UNIT TRANSPORTER FOR MEDIA PROCESSING DEVICES

ZIH Corp., Lincolnshire,...

1. A media processing device having a housing, the media processing device comprising:a motorized media unit transporter configured to drive a media unit along a media processing path defined within the housing between an unprocessed media unit source and a processed media unit output;
an auxiliary media unit transporter including a roller, a converter fixedly connected to the roller, and a bias member connected to the converter;
the auxiliary media unit transporter configured to:
(i) in a first operating mode:
receive the media unit from the motorized media unit transporter into engagement with the roller to drive the roller and the converter concurrently; and
via rotation of the converter, deform the bias member from a resting position to a primed position; and
(ii) in a second operating mode:
initiated upon rotation of the converter in the first operating mode to a bias release position, propel the media unit by releasing the bias member from the primed position to drive rotation of the converter and the roller concurrently as the bias member returns to the resting position.

US Pat. No. 10,189,658

STACKING DEVICE FOR STACKING VALUE DOCUMENTS

1. A stacking apparatus for stacking value documents which are individually transported to the stacking apparatus by a transport system along a transport path at a transport velocity, the stacking apparatus comprising:a stack deposit device for receiving a stack of the value documents, and
a braking device for braking the value documents which were individually transported to the stacking apparatus by the transport system, wherein the braking device is arranged immediately before the stack deposit device along the transport path of the value documents,whereinthe braking device has a transport shaft and a braking shaft oriented parallel thereto, between which the respective value document is transported through,
on the transport shaft there is mounted at least one driving roller, which is firmly mounted on the transport shaft, and there is mounted at least one roller rotatably supported on the transport shaft, and
on the braking shaft there is mounted at least one cam roller, which is firmly mounted on the braking shaft, and there is mounted at least one eccentric roller,
wherein the at least one eccentric roller has an eccentric core firmly mounted on the braking shaft in an eccentric position, and
wherein a cam of the cam roller and the eccentric core of the eccentric roller are mounted on the braking shaft at a mutual angular offset such that by a rotation of the braking shaft it can be attained that
the cam of the cam roller can be brought into engagement with the opposing rotatably supported roller so that a value document transported through therebetween is clamped between the cam of the cam roller and the rotatably supported roller.

US Pat. No. 10,189,645

POSITIVE-DRIVE SPIRAL CONVEYOR

Laitram, L.L.C., Harahan...

1. A spiral conveyor comprising:a drive tower extending from a bottom to a top and rotatable about a vertical axis;
a plurality of parallel drive members extending in length on the periphery of the drive tower from the bottom to the top;
wherein the parallel drive members angle outwardly away from the vertical axis toward the bottom in a lower portion of the drive tower;
a conveyor belt positively driven without slip in a helical path around the drive tower by the drive members engaging an inside edge of the conveyor belt.

US Pat. No. 10,189,636

INDICATOR SYSTEM FOR A COMBINED PROCEDURE DRAPE AND BAG

EndoChoice, Inc., Alphar...

1. A method for deploying an indicator integrated with a combined drape and carrying bag unit used in medical and surgical settings, comprising:laying out a combined drape and bag carrying unit convertible from a first, mat configuration to a second, carrying bag configuration, said unit comprising:
a centrally positioned, generally rectangular shaped portion for the disposition of an instrument,
a drawstring casing along the periphery of said unit with a continuous drawstring disposed therein,
at least two drawstring access openings positioned along said drawstring casing, thereby exposing a portion of said drawstring to medical personnel, and
an indicator fixedly attached to said drawstring along a particular length of said drawstring, said indicator contained within said drawstring casing while said combined drape and bag carrying unit is in said first configuration; and
placing medical waste or used medical equipment in the centrally positioned, generally rectangular shaped portion;
pulling on portions of said drawstring exposed at said drawstring access openings, thereby converting said unit from said first configuration to said second configuration by gathering together said periphery of said unit and forming a bag and further thereby deploying and exposing said indicator by pulling said particular length of drawstring with attached indicator out of said drawstring casing; and
writing on the indicator after the indicator is deployed.

US Pat. No. 10,189,629

PAPER BASED CELLULOSIC DUNNAGE

Sobro Packaging LLC, Per...

1. A paper based shipping dunnage, the dunnage comprisingan inner core comprising a top plane, a first side plane, a second side plane, and a plurality of vertically aligned cellulosic cells;
a top linerboard attached to the top plane of the inner core; and
a first corner board and a second corner board; wherein the first corner board and the second corner board each comprise at least four laminated paperboard layers that are formed into a right angle, the first corner board being disposed adjacent to the top plane and first side plane of the inner core, the second corner board being disposed adjacent to the top plane and the second side plane of the inner core;
wherein the first corner board and second corner board each further comprise an inner vertical surface and an inner horizontal surface, and wherein the inner horizontal surfaces of the first corner board and second corner board are attached to a top surface of the top linerboard.

US Pat. No. 10,189,625

TAMPER-EVIDENT CONTAINER AND PROCESS FOR MAKING THE SAME

I.G.B. S.r.l., Milan (IT...

1. A tamper-evident container, comprising:a storage compartment made of a sheet material, defining an internal volume, and configured for housing products, the storage compartment comprising multiple lateral walls defining a passage opening delimited by a free edge, the passage opening configured to communicate the internal volume of the storage compartment with an external environment,
a closure system made of a sheet material, engaged at the free edge of the storage compartment, and movable with respect to the storage compartment, the closure system configured to define at least one closed condition in which the closure system prevents communication between the internal volume of the storage compartment and the external environment, and the closure system configured to define an open condition in which the closure system enables communication between the internal volume of the storage compartment and the external environment, the closure system comprising:
a tab including a closing portion engaged with the free edge of the storage compartment and movable with respect to the free edge, and the tab including an inserting portion configured to insert within the internal volume of the storage compartment in the at least one closed condition of the closure system, and
an abutting portion engaged with the free edge of the storage compartment adjacent to the tab, the abutting portion configured to be interposed between the internal volume of the storage compartment and the tab in the closed condition of the closure system, and
a safety device made of a sheet material and comprising:
a first coupling portion carried by one or both of the tab and the abutting portion of the closure system, and
a second coupling portion engaged with the storage compartment and configured to cooperate with the first coupling portion,
wherein the first and the second coupling portions are configured to stably engage one another during a first closed condition of the closure system, wherein one or both of the first and second coupling portions include a removable portion configured to separate from the safety device following a first open condition of the closure system that follows the first closure condition of the closure system to provide an evidence of a tampering with the tamper-evident container,
wherein the second coupling portion is arranged internal to the storage compartment and lies substantially parallel to one of the multiple lateral walls of the storage compartment,
wherein the first coupling portion is configured to insert at least partially within the internal volume of the storage compartment to stably engage to the second coupling portion in the at least one closed condition of the closure system,
wherein the removal portion has a first undercut portion and wherein the other of the first and second coupling portions is configured to engage the first undercut portion in the first closed condition of the closure system,
wherein the first undercut portion of the removable portion is delimited by a gripping edge that is completely inside the storage compartment and spaced apart from the free edge of the storage compartment in the first closed condition of the closure system, and
wherein the first undercut portion is delimited by a first gripping edge and wherein the other of the first and second coupling portions comprises a second undercut portion delimited by a second gripping edge, the second undercut portion being configured to engage the first undercut portion of the removable portion in the first closed condition of the closure system.

US Pat. No. 10,189,624

TRAY-SHAPED ARTICLE HAVING SMOOTH EDGES AND AMENABLE TO MULTIPLE FILM SEALING METHODS

Converter Manufacturing, ...

1. A tray intended to be suitable for use in any or all of overwrap (OW), vacuum-sealed packaging (VSP), and modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) sealing technologies, the tray being;an article formed from a thermoplastic sheet having a peripheral edge, the article comprising a tray-shaped body having a concave portion surrounded by an extension extending peripherally away from the concave portion;
the extension including the peripheral edge, a flat sealing surface surrounding the concave portion and being suitable for sealing a sealing film thereto using either of VSP and MAP sealing technologies, a bend region adjacent the sealing surface and interposed between the peripheral edge and the sealing surface, the bend region having the conformation of a smooth curve, and a bent portion interposed between the peripheral edge and a spacer separating the bent portion from the bend region; and
the article having a smooth periphery and having the overall shape of a rectangular tray with rounded corners, and the bent portion being bent sufficiently that the peripheral edge is turned at least approximately opposite the periphery.

US Pat. No. 10,189,617

DISPENSING DEVICE FOR A DRINK BOTTLE

Topsters LLC, Temecula, ...

1. A beverage container and dispensing device comprising:a beverage container comprising a body and a top portion having a first opening defining a first internal volume, the beverage container configured to contain a liquid beverage;
a removable lid assembly configured to secure to the top portion of the beverage container and over the first opening, the removable lid assembly comprising:
a top surface;
a cartridge receptacle comprising an upper end including a first aperture having a perimeter and being located on the top surface, a lower end including a second aperture, and a cylindrical sidewall defining a second internal volume between the upper and lower ends, the cartridge receptacle further comprising an inner flange positioned at the lower end and proximate to the second aperture;
a beverage ingredient cartridge comprising a cartridge body defining a third internal volume, a cartridge opening, and a frangible sealing membrane that covers the cartridge opening and seals the third internal volume defined by the cartridge body, the third internal volume containing a formulation of beverage ingredients mixable with liquid contents of the beverage container;
wherein the second internal volume and the first aperture being sized to allow the beverage ingredient cartridge to be inserted through the first aperture and into the second internal volume, the cartridge receptacle being configured to allow a beverage ingredient in the beverage ingredient cartridge to flow through the second aperture and into the beverage container, the inner flange defining a stop preventing the beverage ingredient cartridge from falling through the lower end of the cartridge receptacle into the first internal volume of the beverage container;
a collar extending upwardly from the top surface and around the perimeter of the first aperture of the upper end of the cartridge receptacle;
an outer wall extending downwardly from the top surface and comprising an inwardly facing surface configured to engage the top portion of the beverage container;
a drink through valve comprising a stem and a valve member movably mounted to the stem between opened and closed positions, the stem comprising a passage extending through the top surface and a second opening, the valve member closing the second opening when in the closed position and being spaced from the passage when in the open position, the stem and valve member defining a push pull closure to allow contents from the beverage container to pass through the drink through valve when the push pull closure is in the open position and prevent contents from the beverage container from passing through the drink through valve when the push pull closure is in the closed position, the drink through valve positioned on the top surface of the removable lid assembly spaced from the first aperture on the top surface;
a cover pivotably mounted to the top surface of the removable lid assembly configured to pivot between open and closed positions, the cover comprising a cover perimeter and a skirt extending around the cover perimeter, wherein when the cover is in the closed position, the cover covers the first aperture on the top surface and the skirt is configured to engage the collar on the top surface and form a sealing engagement which allows the beverage container to be inverted during consumption without leakage through the first aperture.

US Pat. No. 10,189,607

PLASTIC FOOD PORTION BAG WITH TACKY FLAP

Inteplast Group Corporati...

1. A plastic flip type food storage bag comprising:a first panel having a bottom edge, first and second side edges, and a top edge, with the first panel bottom edge and top edge being opposite each other and the first panel first and second side edges being opposite each other;
a second panel having a bottom edge, first and second side edges, and a top edge, with the first panel bottom edge and top edge being opposite each other and the first panel first and second side edges being opposite each other, the first and second panels being joined to each other along the respective bottom edges and first and second side edges to define a bag interior, the first and second panels defining an opening between the respective top edges permitting access to the bag interior, with the first panel defining a front panel and the second panel defining a rear panel; and
a closure flap joined directly to an outwardly facing front of the first panel defining the front panel, the closure flap configured for folding over the front and rear panels and opening for closure of the bag, wherein the entire surface area of the closure flap facing outwardly away from the first panel has a tackiness which is greater than the tackiness of the first panel to which it is joined;
the second panel having an extension section extending above the first panel with the top edge of the second panel above the top edge of the first panel, and the first panel is disposed between the closure flap and the second panel such that the plastic bag is a flip type food storage bag;
wherein the first and second panels comprise high density polyethylene (HDPE) material and have a coefficient of friction of less than 0.3;
wherein the closure flap comprises a material selected from the group consisting of low density polyethylene (LDPE), linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE), ethylene copolymer, metallocene polyethylene and ethylene copolymer, or blends thereof, which composition imparts a coefficient of friction to the outwardly facing surface of the closure flap of at least about 0.5.

US Pat. No. 10,189,599

BULK MATERIAL SHIPPING CONTAINER

Arrows Up, LLC, Arlingto...

1. A material shipping container comprising:a pallet;
a compartment mounted on the pallet, the compartment including:
a first top corner, a first bottom corner, and a first corner section extending from the first top corner to the first bottom corner, the first corner section including first and second upright walls extending in a first direction, and third and fourth upright walls extending in a second different direction;
a second top corner, a second bottom corner, and a second corner section extending from the second top corner to the second bottom corner, the second corner section including first and second upright walls extending in the first direction, and third and fourth upright walls extending in the second different direction;
a third top corner, a third bottom corner, and a third corner section extending from the third top corner to the third bottom corner, the third corner section including first and second upright walls extending in the first direction, and third and fourth upright walls extending in the second different direction;
a fourth top corner, a fourth bottom corner, and a fourth corner section extending from the fourth top corner to the fourth bottom corner, the fourth corner section including first and second upright walls extending in the first direction, and third and fourth upright walls extending in the second different direction;
a front exterior wall connected to the first corner section and the second corner section;
a back exterior wall connected to the third corner section and the fourth corner section;
a first exterior side wall connected to the second corner section and the third corner section;
a second exterior side wall connected to the first corner section and the fourth corner section;
a front exterior wall support bracket connected to an exterior side of the front exterior wall;
a back exterior wall support bracket connected to an exterior side of the back exterior wall;
a first side exterior wall support bracket connected to an exterior side of the first exterior side wall;
a second side exterior wall support bracket connected to an exterior side of the second exterior side wall;
a first nesting support positioned adjacent to the first top corner, the first nesting support defining a first opening extending through the first nesting support;
a second nesting support positioned adjacent to the second top corner, the second nesting support defining a second opening extending through the second nesting support;
a third nesting support positioned adjacent to the third top corner, the third nesting support defining a third opening extending through the third nesting support;
a fourth nesting support positioned adjacent to the fourth top corner, the fourth nesting support defining a fourth opening extending through the fourth nesting support, the first, second, third, and fourth nesting supports configured to at least partially support a pallet of another same material shipping container;
a top wall positioned above the front exterior wall, the back exterior wall, the first exterior side wall, and the second exterior side wall; and
an interior bottom wall including:
(i) a front downwardly angled section attached to the front exterior wall and having a lower edge adjacent to a material release opening at a bottom of the interior bottom wall,
(ii) a back downwardly angled section attached to the back exterior wall and having a lower edge adjacent to the material release opening at the bottom of the interior bottom wall,
(iii) a first side downwardly angled section attached to the first exterior side wall, the front downwardly angled section, and the back downwardly angled section, and having a lower edge adjacent to the material release opening at the bottom of the interior bottom wall, and
(iv) a second side downwardly angled section attached to the second exterior side wall, the front downwardly angled section, and the back downwardly angled section, and having a lower edge adjacent to the material release opening at the bottom of the interior bottom wall; and
a plurality of wedge shaped bottom wall supports that support each of the downwardly angled sections;
a material unloading assembly positioned below the interior bottom wall, the material unloading assembly including:
(i) spaced apart guide members, and
(ii) a slidable gate including a closure member and a downwardly extending engagable member attached to the closure member, the closure member slidable on the spaced apart guide members, the closure member slidable to an open position relative to the material release opening and slidable to a closed positioned relative to the material release opening; and
a material loading assembly attached to the top wall, the material loading assembly including a cover hingedly attached to the top wall and movable from a closed position relative to an opening in the top wall and to an open position relative to the opening in the top wall, the cover remaining hingedly attached to the top wall in the open position.

US Pat. No. 10,189,593

MACHINE AND METHOD FOR PACKAGING ARTICLES

CT PACK S.R.L., Valsamog...

1. A machine for packaging articles comprising:a fixed frame;
a feeding device for feeding a film to a packaging station, where the film is used to wrap the articles,
a conveyor line by which the articles are directed to the packaging station;
a sealing unit, located in the packaging station, movable relative to the fixed frame and also comprising two sealing elements movable relative to each other between a spaced-apart position and a close-together position where the two sealing elements cooperate to seal the film interposed between the two sealing elements;
a first movement device for moving the sealing unit and comprising a first motor fixed to the fixed frame;
a second movement device for moving the sealing unit and comprising a second motor fixed to the fixed frame, the second motor being operatively coupled to at least one of the two sealing elements,
wherein the first movement device comprises a first articulated arm and the second movement device comprises a second articulated arm;
a control unit operatively connected to the first motor and to the second motor in order to drive the first motor and second motor in a predetermined relationship to move the two sealing elements relative to each other and relative to the fixed frame;
wherein the sealing unit comprises a movable frame which is movable, relative to the fixed frame, along a feed direction of the articles and which carries the two sealing elements;
wherein the second movement device comprises a rocker hinged to the movable frame to rotate with respect to the movable frame about a pivot point,
wherein the second articulated arm comprises a first member and a second member which are movable relative to each other, the first member being connected to the second motor to be carried in rotation and the second member being hinged to the rocker at a position different from the pivot point, so that the rocker is carried in rotation relative to the movable frame and about the pivot point,
the rocker being coupled to at least one of the two sealing elements in order to move the two sealing elements from the spaced-apart position to the close-together position and vice versa,
wherein the second movement device comprises a first rod which is operatively coupled to a first sealing element of the two sealing elements and to the rocker to move the first sealing element when the rocker is carried in rotation about the pivot point, and a second rod which is operatively coupled to a second sealing element of the two sealing elements and to the rocker to move the second sealing element when the rocker is carried in rotation about the pivot point;
wherein the second movement device comprises a guide associated with the movable frame to guide the movement of the first and second sealing elements relative to each other;
wherein the first motor is driven in a first rotation direction to move the movable frame in a first direction along a predetermined axis of movement parallel to the feed direction, and the first motor is driven in a second rotation direction, opposite to the first rotation direction, to move the movable frame along the predetermined axis of movement in a second direction opposite to the first direction; and
wherein the second motor is driven in a third rotation direction to move the sealing elements from the spaced-apart position to the close-together position, and the second motor is driven in a fourth rotation direction to move the sealing elements from the close-together position to the spaced-apart position;
wherein the first motor is an electric motor, having a rotatable first shaft and the second motor is an electric motor having a rotatable second shaft;
wherein the first articulated arm comprises a first member and a second member of fixed length hinged to each other, the first member of the first articulated arm being fixedly connected to the first shaft and the second member of the first articulated arm being rotatably attached to the movable frame;
wherein the first member and the second member of the second articulated arm are of fixed length and the first member of the second articulated arm is fixedly connected to the second shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,189,529

TRICYCLE FOR PLAYING GOLF

G-TRIKE L.L.C., Northbro...

1. A tricycle for playing golf, the tricycle comprising:a foldable front half comprising:
a pair of steerable front wheels;
a front frame supported between the pair of steerable front wheels, the front frame comprising
a pair of handlebar post tubes operatively coupled to the pair of steerable front wheels,
a front cross bar extending between the pair of handlebar post tubes, and
a pair of front bars extending from the front cross bar;
a pair of handlebar posts coupled to the pair of handlebar post tubes; and
a golf bag support assembly arranged on the front frame; and
a foldable rear half releasably coupled to the foldable front half, the foldable rear half comprising
a drivable rear wheel;
a rear frame comprising
a down tube releasably coupled to the front cross bar at a first end of the down tube and
a down tube fork at a second end of the down tube for supporting the drivable rear wheel, and
a rear tube releasably coupled to top of the pair of front bars at a first end of the rear tube and a rear tube fork at a second end of the rear tube for supporting the drivable rear wheel;
a chainwheel drive arranged on the down tube and operatively coupled to the drivable rear wheel; and
a seat assembly arranged on the rear tube.

US Pat. No. 10,189,527

FUEL SUPPLY DEVICE OF MOTORCYCLE

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

1. A fuel supply device for a motorcycle, comprising:a single main frame extending from a head pipe, said single main frame including a first side and a second side, the main frame having a first section extending rearwardly from the head pipe and a second section extending downwardly from the first section;
a fuel tank supported on the main frame;
a fuel injection device operatively connected to an internal combustion engine;
a fuel supply portion having a fuel pump wherein fuel in the fuel tank is supplied to the fuel injection device via a fuel pipe;
an exhaust pipe operatively connected to an exhaust port of the internal combustion engine, said exhaust pipe being positioned on the first side of the main frame and extending upwardly from the exhaust port to a position above the internal combustion engine;
wherein the fuel pump is provided on an outside of the fuel tank and attached to the second side of the main frame,
wherein an axial line in a direction in which to connect the fuel pipe is aligned along the main frame with the fuel pump being positioned on the first section of the main frame and above the engine; and
an ignition coil for a sparking plug being positioned on the first side of the main frame, said ignition coil being positioned above the engine and the exhaust pipe,
wherein vaporization and separation of fuel due to a heat effect from the exhaust pipe is suppressed by positioning the fuel pump and the fuel pipe on the second side of the main frame displaced relative to the exhaust pipe positioned on the first side of the main frame, and
wherein the fuel pump is disposed so as to be overlapped on the main frame when viewed sideways of a vehicle, with the exhaust pipe being disposed inside the engine in a vehicle width direction, and the exhaust pipe is disposed at an upper side of the engine.

US Pat. No. 10,189,510

STAKE POCKET INSERT

1. A stake pocket insert structured to be positionable in a stake pocket of a vehicle cargo bed side wall, the stake pocket insert comprising:a stake receptacle defining a stake-receiving cavity,
a mounting member secured to the stake receptacle and structured to define an opening leading from an exterior of the stake pocket insert into the stake-receiving cavity; and
a stake securement mechanism mounted along a first portion of the stake pocket insert, wherein the stake securement mechanism is structured to be operable to press against a stake positioned in the stake-receiving cavity so as to bias the stake against a bearing surface, so as to secure the stake within the stake receptacle between the stake securement mechanism and the bearing surface.

US Pat. No. 10,189,508

TWO-TRACK VEHICLE

Volkswagen Aktiengesellsc...

1. A two-track vehicle comprising:a body-floor assembly;
a component sensitive to scraping a road surface arranged on a lower face of the body-floor assembly, wherein an outer contour of the component protrudes downwardly from the lower face of the body-floor assembly in the direction of the road surface by an offset distance,
wherein the component is covered by a base portion of a cover element on a floor side of the component to protect the component from scraping the road surface,
wherein the base portion of the cover element is laterally extended in a vehicle transverse direction by at least one edge portion which forms a scraper stop,
wherein the scraper stop protrudes downwardly from the cover element base portion in the direction of the road surface by a vertical offset distance such that, when the lower face of the vehicle scrapes the road surface, the cover element base portion remains substantially out of contact with an interference contour on the road surface side.

US Pat. No. 10,189,507

VEHICLE BODY FRONT STRUCTURE

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

1. A vehicle body front structure in which a pair of front side frames are provided on left and right sides of the vehicle, an upper member is provided on an upper outer side of each front side frame, and a front bulkhead is connected to the pair of front side frames and a pair of upper members,wherein the front bulkhead comprises:
a side stay made of a resin and connected to a front end of the front side frame;
an upper side beam made of a metal, extending from the side stay to the upper member, and having a rear end connected to the upper member;
an upper beam made of a metal and detachably connected to the side stay in a state in which an end is overlaid on a front end of the front side frame above the side stay; and
a hood lock device provided on the upper beam and configured to lock a striker of a hood,
wherein on the upper beam,
the upper member extends from an upper side of the front side frame to a front side of a vehicle body so as to be curved downward, and a front end of the hood is arranged above the front bulkhead,
wherein the vehicle body front structure further comprises:
a headlight provided under the hood and on the front side of the front bulkhead in the vehicle body; and
a fender with a front end provided under a rear end of the headlight,
wherein a positioning bracket is provided on a convex curved portion extending to be curved downward of the upper beam,
wherein the positioning bracket comprises:
a reference surface arranged substantially horizontally above the curved portion and including a front bulkhead attachment reference hole, a headlight attachment reference hole, a hood attachment reference hole, and a fender attachment reference hole;
a front leg portion extending from a front end of the reference surface downward to the curved portion and joined to the curved portion; and
a rear leg portion formed to be shorter than a leg length of the front leg portion and joined to the curved portion in a state in which the rear leg portion extends from a rear end of the reference surface downward to the curved portion, and
wherein the reference surface is supported above the curved portion by the front leg portion and the rear leg portion.

US Pat. No. 10,189,506

ROOF SENSOR HOUSING ASSEMBLIES THAT CONCEAL ONE OR MORE SENSORS AND VEHICLES INCORPORATING THE SAME

1. A vehicle comprising:a roof assembly comprising a roof outer panel having an outer facing surface and a sensor housing recess having a floor portion located below the outer facing surface, the sensor housing recess extending in a vehicle longitudinal direction between a front windshield and a rear windshield;
a roof sensor housing assembly mounted to the roof outer panel and extending along a length of the sensor housing recess, the roof sensor housing assembly comprising:
a sensor housing structure mounted to outer roof panel forming a sensor housing volume therebetween, wherein the sensor housing structure extends at least partially above the outer facing surface of the outer roof panel, the sensor housing structure including a transmission region having increased transmittance therethrough compared to surrounding regions of the sensor housing structure; and
a vehicle sensor located within the sensor housing volume that receives electromagnetic energy through the transmission region and provides a signal that is indicative of an environmental characteristic.

US Pat. No. 10,189,505

SIDE BODY STRUCTURE OF VEHICLE

Mazda Motor Corporation, ...

1. A side body structure of a vehicle, comprising:a hinge pillar having a hinge pillar member forming, in a side part of the vehicle, a closed section space extending continuously in vertical directions of the vehicle;
a side sill having a side sill member forming, on a rear side of the hinge pillar in the side part of the vehicle, a closed section space extending continuously in longitudinal directions of the vehicle; and
a closed section space component forming, in a connecting part between a lower end part of the hinge pillar and a front end part of the side sill, a closed section space extending continuously in the longitudinal directions and connecting to the closed section space of the side sill on the rear side, the closed section space of the closed section space component having a vertical dimension that increased toward a front side.

US Pat. No. 10,189,490

POOL CLEANER CADDY WITH REMOVABLE WHEEL ASSEMBLIES

Hayward Industries, Inc.,...

1. A pool cleaner caddy, comprising:a base having a first outer mounting boss and a second outer mounting boss, the first outer mounting boss having at least one angled channel and the second outer mounting boss having at least one angled channel;
a first wheel assembly including a first wheel, a first axle having at least one left-handed angled thread, a first axle receiver, and a first screw; and
a second wheel assembly including a second wheel, a second axle having at least one left-handed angled thread, a second axle receiver, and a second screw;
wherein the first axle extends through the first outer mounting boss and the first wheel with the at least one left-handed angled thread engaged with the at least one angled channel of the first outer mounting boss, the first axle receiver is secured to the base and at least partially receives the first axle, and the first screw secures the first axle receiver to the first axle,
wherein the second axle extends through the second outer mounting boss and the second wheel with the at least one left-handed angled thread engaged with the at least one angled channel of the second outer mounting boss, the second axle receiver is secured to the base and at least partially receives the second axle, and the second screw secures the second axle receiver to the second axle.

US Pat. No. 10,189,489

OFFLINE VARIABLE MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MPUS OF AN EMU TRAIN

CRRC QINGDAO SIFANG ROLLI...

1. An offline variable monitoring system for central control units of an electric multiple unit train, comprising a main control unit, a serial port unit, an Ethernet interface, a TF card interface and a status indicator, wherein the serial port unit, the Ethernet interface, the TF card interface and the status indicator are all electrically connected to the main control unit; the serial port unit comprises four serial ports which are separately connected to four central control units of the electric multiple unit train; the main control unit is connected to a PC via the Ethernet interface, and a configuration software corresponding to the monitoring system is provided inside the PC; and the main control unit is connected to a TF expansion card via the TF card interface, an MAP file and a configuration file are stored in the TF expansion card, and the main control unit records monitored offline variable values into the TF expansion card; wherein the offline variable values are real-time logic control variables, and are able to be recorded into the TF expansion card for downloading and storing.

US Pat. No. 10,189,481

SOCIAL NETWORK SERVICE (SNS) SERVER FOR PROVIDING PROFILE INFORMATION OF MOBILE DEVICE USER

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A social network service (SNS) server connectable to a first mobile device of a first user and a second mobile device of a second user through a communication network, the SNS server storing a first profile information of the first user and providing the first profile information to the second mobile device upon request, the SNS server comprising:a communication device configured to receive a driving state of the first user and receive a profile information change request from the first mobile device when the first mobile device is connected to a vehicle device in a vehicle; and
a processor configured to:
search a content which represents the driving state of the first user in response to receiving the profile information change request from the first mobile device, the content including at least one of an image, a picture, a message, music, and a moving image;
store the searched content in a storage as a second profile information of the first user; and
provide the stored content to the second mobile device through the communication device upon request from the second mobile device, such that the second user determines a response state of the first user to a phone call or a message without the first user changing a profile information while driving,
wherein the processor is further configured to recover the second profile information back to the first profile information which is an original profile information of the first user, in response to receiving a profile information recovery request from the first mobile device through the communication device when the first mobile device is disconnected from the vehicle device.

US Pat. No. 10,189,411

INTERIOR REARVIEW MIRROR WITH GDO MODULE

MAGNA MIRRORS OF AMERICA,...

1. An interior rearview mirror assembly for a vehicle, said interior rearview mirror assembly comprising:a mirror head comprising a mirror casing and a mirror reflective element;
a mirror mounting structure configured to adjustably mount said mirror head at an interior portion of a vehicle equipped with said interior rearview mirror assembly;
a receiving portion of said mirror head for receiving a portable self-contained garage door opening module;
wherein said receiving portion is disposed at a lower region of said mirror casing when said interior rearview mirror assembly is mounted at the equipped vehicle, and wherein said receiving portion comprises an opening established through a wall of said mirror casing;
wherein said portable self-contained garage door opening module comprises a user input and a housing that houses (i) garage door opener circuitry operable under rolling code, (ii) a radio frequency transmitter and (iii) a battery for electrically powering said circuitry, and wherein said portable self-contained garage door opening module is operable to wirelessly transmit a radio frequency signal responsive to actuation of said user input of said portable self-contained garage door opening module;
wherein, with said portable self-contained garage door opening module received at said receiving portion of said interior rearview mirror assembly, said user input is accessible by a driver of the equipped vehicle;
wherein said portable self-contained garage door opening module is configured to cooperate with said receiving portion to releasably secure said portable self-contained garage door opening module at said interior rearview mirror assembly, and wherein said portable self-contained garage door opening module is releasable and removable from said interior rearview mirror assembly;
wherein, with said portable self-contained garage door opening module received at said mirror head, said portable self-contained garage door opening module, responsive to actuation of said user input, wirelessly transmits a radio frequency signal to open a garage door; and
wherein, with said portable self-contained garage door opening module removed from said mirror head, said portable self-contained garage door opening module, responsive to actuation of said user input, wirelessly transmits the radio frequency signal to open the garage door.

US Pat. No. 10,189,409

VEHICLE INTERIOR REARVIEW MIRROR ASSEMBLY WITH ACTUATOR

MAGNA MIRRORS OF AMERICA,...

1. An interior rearview mirror assembly for a vehicle, said interior rearview mirror assembly comprising:a mounting structure configured for mounting at an interior portion of a vehicle;
wherein the interior portion of the vehicle is at an interior surface of a windshield of the vehicle;
a housing;
a frameless reflective element disposed at said housing;
wherein, with said mounting structure mounted at the interior portion of the vehicle, said housing and the frameless reflective element are tandemly and pivotally adjustable about said mounting structure via a single ball joint to provide a desired rearward field of view to a driver of the vehicle;
wherein said single ball joint allows for manual adjustment of said housing and the frameless reflective element in tandem about said mounting structure;
a user input actuatable by the driver of the vehicle when said mounting structure is mounted at the interior portion of the vehicle and when the driver is driving the vehicle;
a motorized actuator operable responsive to actuation of said user input;
wherein said motorized actuator is operable to tilt the frameless reflective element and said housing in tandem about a horizontal axis; and
wherein, responsive to actuation of said motorized actuator responsive to said user input, said motorized actuator tandemly tilts the frameless reflective element and said housing about the horizontal axis to orientate an outermost front surface of the frameless reflective element more towards the driver or more away from the driver.

US Pat. No. 10,189,399

INTEGRATION OF DEPTH MAP DEVICE FOR ADAPTIVE LIGHTING CONTROL

1. A light system comprising:a time-of-flight image sensor configured to generate a zone distance measurement;
a control unit configured to receive the zone distance measurement and to generate a control signal based on the zone distance measurement; and
a light unit configured to adapt an output of the light unit based on the control signal, wherein the time-of-flight image sensor comprises a distributed network of time-of-flight image sensors and the light unit comprises a distributed network of light units, wherein each of the distributed network of time-of-flight image sensors is arranged to be physically discrete from each of the distributed network of light units and located between adjacent ones of the distributed network of light units.

US Pat. No. 10,189,398

LASER HEAD LAMP FOR VEHICLE AND VEHICLE

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A laser head lamp for a vehicle, comprising:a plurality of lamp modules each comprising a laser diode and configured to output at least one of a low beam or a high beam;
at least one processor; and
a computer-readable medium coupled to the at least one processor having stored thereon instructions which, when executed by the at least one processor, causes the at least one processor to perform operations comprising:
acquiring total operation time of each of the plurality of lamp modules; and
controlling, based on the acquired total operation times, at least one first lamp module among the plurality of lamp modules differently from at least one second lamp module among the plurality of lamp modules.

US Pat. No. 10,189,386

SEAT BELT COVER

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

1. A seat for a motor vehicle, comprising:a seat base;
a seat back extending upwardly from a rear portion of the seat base;
a seat belt, a portion of the seat belt stored in the seat back;
an emergency locking retractor in an outboard side of the seat back, the seat belt being threaded through the emergency locking retractor; and
a cover covering the emergency locking retractor and the portion of the seat belt stored in the seat back, comprising:
a first cover piece covering a first side of the emergency locking retractor and the portion of the seat belt stored in the seat back; and
a second cover piece covering a second side of the emergency locking retractor and the portion of the seat belt stored in the seat back wherein a first portion of the second cover piece is styled in a shape of a seat trim and forms a portion of an exterior of the seat back, and a second portion of the second cover piece is covered by the exterior of the seat back.

US Pat. No. 10,189,385

VEHICLE SEAT

1. A vehicle seat comprising:a seat part having a seat surface for a seat occupant, said seat part comprising two side parts between which a cross tube extends along a pivot axis; and
an adjustment mechanism comprising a plurality of rockers which are pivotably coupled to said seat part,
said cross tube being divided into a long tube element and at least a first short tube element,
said long tube element having a tube section extending along a longitudinal direction between said two side parts of said seat part and being inserted into first and second openings of said side parts,
said first short tube element having a tube section extending along a longitudinal direction and two bead sections formed on the short tube element at a certain axial distance to each other and radially protruding with respect to the tube section,
said first short tube element being connected in a torsionally locked manner both to a first end of said long tube element and to a first rocker of the plurality of rockers,
said first rocker having a planar section and a first opening formed in the planar section, wherein the first short tube element extends through the first opening with the bead sections abutting the planar section of the first rocker for axially fixing the first short tube element to the first rocker, which is arranged between said two bead sections, and
a front end of said first short tube element, which faces a first side part of said two side parts and abuts said first side part, forming a spacer between said first side part and said first rocker.

US Pat. No. 10,189,380

CHILD-SEAT MOUNTING SYSTEM

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A vehicle-seat mounting system, for securing a child seat in a vehicle, comprising:a collapsible vehicle seat comprising a vehicle seat back configured to be movably connected to a vehicle-seat base;
a vehicle-seat-back securing structure being connected to, or part of, a rear side of the vehicle seat back, the vehicle-seat-back securing structure comprising at least two alignment structures configured to attach directly to the vehicle seat back, wherein the alignment structures are configured and arranged to mate securely with child-seat securing structures positioned at or connectable to a bottom surface of a child seat corresponding in size and shape to the vehicle-seat-back securing structure; and
a cover apparatus, wherein the cover apparatus is movably connected to the vehicle seat back to be readily movable between:
a covering position, in which the cover apparatus covers the vehicle-seat-back securing structure and the child seat cannot connect to the vehicle-seat-back securing structure; and
an exposing position in which the vehicle-seat-back securing structure is exposed and the child seat is able to connect to the vehicle-seat-back securing structure.

US Pat. No. 10,189,379

SEAT-POSITION SENSING

Faurecia Automotive Seati...

22. A vehicle seat sensor system for detecting a position of the vehicle seat, the vehicle seat sensor system comprisinga vehicle seat including a seat bottom, a seat back coupled to the seat bottom to move relative to the seat bottom, and a track including a stationary rail adapted to couple to a floor included in a vehicle in a fixed position relative to the floor and a movable rail coupled to the seat bottom in a fixed position relative to the seat bottom and coupled to the stationary rail to cause the seat bottom and seat back to move back and forth relative to the stationary rail,
a tag reader coupled to the stationary rail in a fixed position relative to the stationary rail and configured to receive tag location data indicative of a position of the vehicle seat, the tag reader including an optical transmitter configured to transmit an optical signal and an RF receiver configured to receive a RF signal, and
a location tag coupled to the movable rail to move therewith and configured to transmit tag location data to the tag reader, the location tag including an optical receiver configured to receive the optical signal and power the tag based on the optical signal, an RF transmitter configured to transmit the tag location data to the tag reader via the RF signal in response to receiving the optical signal and,
a microelectromechanical device configured to provide haptic feedback to an occupant of the vehicle seat in response to receiving the optical signal.

US Pat. No. 10,189,370

ELECTRICAL SOURCE CONTROL APPARATUS FOR CONVERTER SWITCH TEMPERATURE CONTROL

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. An electrical source control apparatus which is configured to control an electrical source system,the electrical source system comprising:
a first electricity storage apparatus;
a second electricity storage apparatus; and
an electrical power converter having a plurality of switching elements including at least four switching elements which are electrically connected in series, each of the plurality of switching elements being located in both of a first electrical power conversion path and a second electrical power conversion path, the first electrical conversion path passing through the first electricity storage apparatus and being used to perform an electrical power conversion with the first electricity storage apparatus, the second electrical conversion path passing through the second electricity storage apparatus and being used to perform an electrical power conversion with the second electricity storage apparatus,
the electrical source control apparatus comprising a controller,
the controller being programmed to:
select one switching element from at least two switching elements of the plurality of switching elements, the at least two switching elements constituting an upper arm or lower arm that is selected from the plurality of switching elements to perform the electrical power conversion with one of the first and second electricity storage apparatuses in a single operation mode based on a determination to perform the electrical power conversion with a selected one of the first and the second electricity storage apparatuses; and
control the electrical power converter to change a switching state of the selected one switching element while keeping a switching state of another one of the at least two switching elements which is different from the selected one switching element in an ON state to perform the electrical power conversion with the selected one of the first and the second electricity storage apparatus,
the controller being programmed to newly select the one switching element from the at least two switching elements and perform the electrical power conversion with the at least two switching elements such that a difference between temperatures of the at least two switching elements when the switching state of the newly selected one switching element is changed is smaller than the difference between the temperatures of the at least two switching elements when the switching state of the selected one switching element continues to be changed, when it is determined that a temperature of at least one of the at least two switching elements satisfies a predetermined condition.

US Pat. No. 10,189,369

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING MOTORS

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. A method of controlling a plurality of motors provided in a vehicle, the method comprising:determining, by a controller, a state of charge of a battery configured to store a power supplied to each motor of the plurality of motors;
calculating, by the controller, a present current consumption of each motor of the plurality of motors when the state of charge of the battery is equal to or less than a predetermined reference value; and
resetting, by the controller, a power supply to each motor of the plurality of motors, based on the present current consumption of each motor of the plurality of motors.

US Pat. No. 10,189,362

VEHICLE CHARGING STATION HAVING DEGRADED ENERGY STORAGE UNITS FOR CHARGING AN INCOMING VEHICLE AND METHODS THEREOF

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

1. A charging station comprising:at least one energy storage unit; and
a controller determining a time before a vehicle arrives at the charging station and calculating a power to be supplied by the at least one energy storage unit and a power to be supplied by a power grid based on the time before the vehicle arrives at the charging station, wherein the at least one energy storage unit is powered based on a predetermined table having percentage and kilowatt hour fills for each of the at least one energy storage unit.

US Pat. No. 10,189,353

ON-VEHICLE STRUCTURE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. An on-vehicle structure comprising:a motor unit including a housing and a motor for traveling housed in the housing; and
a power control unit configured to drive the motor, the power control unit mounted in a front space of a vehicle, the power control unit fixed by a front bracket and a rear bracket above the housing, a space being defined between a lower surface of the power control unit and the housing, the rear bracket configured to support a rear side of the power control unit on the housing, the front bracket configured to support a front side of the power control unit on the housing, the front bracket including:
a base section fixed to the housing; and
a support section extending from the base section to the power control unit, the support section configured to contact with the housing before the lower surface of the power control unit contacts with an upper surface of the housing when the support section is collapsed rearward by a load applied to the power control unit from front, wherein
T is a length from a coupling point between the support section and the base section to a front end of the lower surface of the power control unit, T satisfies a relationship G>T·{sin(B)?sin(A)} in a side view of the power control unit and the housing,
where A is an angle defined by a first linear line with respect to a reference line, the first linear line passes through the coupling point and the front end of the power control unit when the support section is collapsed and contacts with the housing, and the reference line is parallel to the lower surface of the power control unit before collapse of the support section and passes through the coupling point,
B is an angle defined by a second linear line with respect to the reference line, the second linear line passes through the coupling point and the front end of the power control unit before the support section is collapsed, and
G is a gap of the space between the lower surface of the power control unit and a power cable terminal before the collapse of the support section.

US Pat. No. 10,189,349

SHUTTER DEVICE FOR VEHICLE

SHIROKI CORPORATION, Fuj...

1. A shutter device for a vehicle, which adjusts an amount of air flowing from an outside of a vehicle surface to an inside thereof the shutter device comprising:a frame member having an opening provided therein and a frame-side pivot member, and mounted on the vehicle;
a fin extending in a first direction; and
a fin-side pivot member, which is pivotally engaged with the frame-side pivot member to pivotally support the fin on the frame member to be pivotable in the opening of the frame member,
wherein the fin-side pivot member is provided independently from the fin, and the fin-side pivot member is fixed to the fin,
wherein the fin has a uniform sectional shape in the first direction, and
wherein the fin includes an engaging part having a uniform sectional shape throughout the fin in the first direction, and the fin-side pivot member is engaged with the engaging part.

US Pat. No. 10,189,345

CONTROL OF INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE AND ROTATING ELECTRICAL MACHINE FOR VEHICLE

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

1. A vehicle comprising:an internal combustion engine;
a transmission;
a clutch interposed between the internal combustion engine and the transmission;
a first rotating electrical machine connected to a first wheel via the clutch;
a second rotating electrical machine connected to a second wheel or the first wheel without going through the clutch;
an electric power storage device that supplies electric power to the first rotating electrical machine and the second rotating electrical machine; and
a power controller that controls power of the internal combustion engine, the first rotating electrical machine, and the second rotating electrical machine,
wherein the power controller, when adding additional power to the power of the internal combustion engine, allocates the electric power to the second rotating electrical machine with priority over the first rotating electrical machine to generate power by the second rotating electrical machine with priority over the first rotating electrical machine,
wherein the power controller controls the power of the internal combustion engine and the second rotating electrical machine such that sum of the power of the internal combustion engine and the power of the second rotating electrical machine exceeds maximum transmission power of the clutch.

US Pat. No. 10,189,343

CASE STRUCTURE OF POWER EQUIPMENT UNIT

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

1. A case structure of a power equipment unit which accommodates a power equipment mounted in a vehicle and is disposed in a power equipment unit accommodating part provided on a floor panel, the case structure comprising:a case body having an upper portion opened to accommodate the power equipment;
a lid member which covers the upper portion of the case body; and
a cover member which is attached to the lid member and covers at least an opening part formed in the lid member, wherein
the cover member has an intake port which takes in air from outside,
a levee wall is provided in front of the intake port,
the lid member is provided with a cover member disposing part having a recess shape concaved from an upper surface of the lid member,
the cover member is disposed in the cover member disposing part such that the intake port is located higher than the upper surface, and
an upper end of the levee wall is located above an imaginary line passing through a lower end of the intake port from an intersection between the upper surface of the lid member and the cover member disposing part in a sectional view.

US Pat. No. 10,189,329

DAMPING FORCE ADJUSTING MECHANISM

AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. A damping force adjusting mechanism comprising:a case that houses an operating fluid;
a sealing member that separates an inside of the case into a first fluid chamber and a second fluid chamber;
a housing that holds the sealing member and houses the sealing member in the case;
a damping valve that is housed inside the housing and performs control of opening and closing between the first fluid chamber and the second fluid chamber;
a first pilot chamber and a second pilot chamber which are separately formed inside the housing with the damping valve therebetween;
a first communication passage that causes the first fluid chamber to communicate with the first pilot chamber;
a second communication passage that causes the second fluid chamber to communicate with the second pilot chamber;
a first fixed orifice that is interposed in the first communication passage;
a second fixed orifice that is interposed in the second communication passage;
a control chamber that is formed inside the housing and communicates with the first pilot chamber and the second pilot chamber;
a control valve that is housed inside the control chamber, separates the control chamber into a first control chamber communicating with the first pilot chamber and a second control chamber communicating with the second pilot chamber, and selects a flow of the fluid from the first control chamber to the second control chamber or a flow of the fluid in a reverse direction with respect to the flow of the fluid in accordance with magnitudes of fluid pressures inside the first control chamber and the second control chamber;
an actuator that controls electrical driving of the control valve and controls the fluid pressure inside the first pilot chamber or the second pilot chamber;
a first relief valve that has a valve member having the first fixed orifice and being seated on an opening portion of the first communication passage, and a relief spring for biasing the valve member in a direction of closing the opening portion of the first communication passage; and
a second relief valve that has a valve member having the second fixed orifice and being seated on an opening portion of the second communication passage, and a relief spring for biasing the valve member in a direction of closing the opening portion of the second communication passage.

US Pat. No. 10,189,327

SPRING MODULE WITH NEGATIVE AND POSITIVE STIFFNESS SPRINGS

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A strut assembly for a suspension corner employed in a vehicle having a vehicle body and a road wheel, the strut assembly comprising:a damper; and
an elastic unit having at least one spring module acting in concert with the damper to suspend the vehicle body relative to the road wheel, wherein the at least one spring module has a positive stiffness spring arranged in parallel with a negative stiffness spring;
wherein the positive stiffness spring is a Belleville spring segment and the negative stiffness spring is a buckling beam segment.

US Pat. No. 10,189,318

PNEUMATIC TIRE HAVING SPECIFIED GROUNDING TREAD

The Yokohama Rubber Co., ...

1. A pneumatic tire comprising: a carcass layer; a belt layer being disposed on a periphery of the carcass layer; a tread rubber including a cap tread and an undertread; a pair of side wall rubbers; a pair of rim cushion rubbers; and a rubber grounding tread that is exposed to a road contact surface of the tread rubber and penetrates the cap tread and the undertread to contact the belt layer in an electrically conductive manner;the grounding tread including a widened portion having a cross-sectional area that widens toward a contact surface with the belt layer at a contact portion with the belt layer;
the widened portion of the grounding tread having a profile shape that bulges outward in a tire width direction;
the undertread including a thickened portion that has a gauge that increases toward each contact surface with the grounding tread at the portion of the grounding tread penetrating the undertread; and
a gauge G1 of a flat portion of the undertread and a gauge G2 of the thickened portion of the undertread have a relationship of 1.5?G2/G1?2.5.

US Pat. No. 10,189,301

WHEEL SPIDER WITH ASSEMBLED SPOKE ELEMENTS AND CONNECTION OF WHEEL SPIDER TO RIM WELL

THYSSENKRUPP CARBON COMPO...

1. A wheel made of fiber composite material, the wheel comprising:a rim comprising a rim well and rim flanges;
a hub comprising a first force application element and a second force application element;
a first spoke element comprising first spoke element fiber composite material;
a second spoke element comprising second spoke element fiber composite material, the first spoke element being formed separate from the second spoke element to define a separately formed first spoke and a separately formed second spoke, the first spoke extending from a first area of the hub to a first area of the rim, wherein the first spoke is connected to the rim by a first positive-locking connection or by a first positive-locking connection and a first material connection in material bond, the second spoke extending from a second area of the hub to a second area of the rim, wherein the first spoke is connected to the rim by a second positive-locking connection or by a second positive-locking connection and a second material connection in material bond, the second area of the rim being located at a circumferentially spaced location from the first area of the rim with respect to a circumferential direction of the rim, the first spoke comprising a first spoke fiber reinforcement comprising at least one first spoke textile strand, the second spoke comprising a second spoke fiber reinforcement comprising at least one second spoke textile strand, the first spoke comprising a first spoke distal end portion and a first spoke proximal end portion, the first spoke distal end portion being adjacent to the rim, the first spoke proximal end portion being adjacent to the hub, the first spoke proximal end portion comprising a first spoke surface, the second spoke comprising a second spoke distal end portion and a second spoke proximal end portion, the second spoke distal end portion being adjacent to the rim, the second spoke proximal end portion being adjacent to the hub, the second spoke proximal end portion comprising a second spoke surface, the second spoke surface engaging the first spoke surface, wherein the second spoke surface is located circumferentially adjacent to the first spoke surface with respect to the circumferential direction, wherein the first spoke proximal end portion and the second spoke proximal end portion are arranged between the first force application element and the second force application element, wherein the first spoke proximal end portion and the second spoke proximal end portion are fixed by at least the first force application element and the second force application element, at least one of the first force application element and the second force application element comprising pins, the pins being arranged between the spokes and the pins extending to another one of the first force application element and the second force application element, wherein the first force application element is connected to the second force application element via the pins.

US Pat. No. 10,189,298

DEVICE FOR HOLDING AND TILTING A CONTAINER

1. An apparatus, comprising:a top plate, the top plate having a proximate end and a distal end;
a hinge assembly, wherein the proximate end of the top plate is located proximate to the hinge assembly and the distal end of the top plate is located on an opposite end from the proximate end;
a bottom plate, wherein the top plate is hingedly coupled to the bottom plate by the hinge assembly, the bottom plate having a proximate end and a distal end, wherein the proximate end of the bottom plate is located proximate to the hinge assembly and the distal end of the bottom plate is located on an opposite end from the proximate end;
a leg extending outwardly away from the bottom plate, wherein the leg is coplanar with the bottom plate, and wherein the leg is connected to the bottom plate near the distal end of the bottom plate;
a hook connected to a top end of a bungee cord, wherein the bungee cord is adapted to extend upwardly from a top surface of the top plate; and
a retaining wall, wherein the retaining wall protrudes upwardly from the top surface of the top plate, and wherein the retaining wall extends around at least a portion of a perimeter of the top plate,
wherein the top plate is rotatable relative to the bottom plate,
and wherein the apparatus is adapted to hold a container, the container being positionable on the top surface of the top plate and at least partially enclosed by the retaining wall.

US Pat. No. 10,189,294

ARRAYS OF INDIVIDUALLY ORIENTED MICRO MIRRORS FOR USE IN IMAGING SECURITY DEVICES FOR CURRENCY AND BRAND AUTHENTICATION

LUMENCO, LLC, Englewood,...

1. A visual display assembly useful as a security element on paper and coin currency, and product labels, comprising:a substrate; and
on a surface of the substrate, an array of micro mirrors receiving ambient light and, in response, displaying an image in a plane spaced a distance apart from the surface of the substrate, wherein the image comprises a plurality of pixels and wherein the array of micro mirrors includes for each of the pixels a different set of the micro mirrors each having a reflective surface oriented, in a fixed manner with a body of each of the micro mirrors rotated about at least one of first and second rotation axes extending through the body, to reflect the ambient light toward a point on the plane corresponding to one of the pixels, wherein each of the different sets concurrently reflect the ambient light to concurrently generate the plurality of pixels, and wherein a voxel is created at each of the points on the plane via intersection of two or more beams of the reflected ambient light and wherein each of the created voxels produces an effect of a point source of light floating above the surface of the substrate in the plane.

US Pat. No. 10,189,291

METHOD FOR PRODUCING SUPPORT FOR THERMAL TRANSFER IMAGE-RECEIVING SHEET AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THERMAL TRANSFER IMAGE-RECEIVING SHEET

Dai Nippon Printing Co., ...

14. A thermal transfer image-receiving sheet comprising a substrate layer composed of a substrate, an adhesive layer composed of a melt-extruded resin, a porous layer composed of a porous film, and a color material-receiving layer that are layered in the order mentioned, whereinthe substrate and the porous film are laminated by the melt-extruded resin while passing the substrate and the porous film between a pair of rollers, the pair of rollers comprising a press roller and a cooling roller having a spacing d therebetween, and a midpoint defined along the spacing d between the press roller and the cooling roller; wherein,
a difference (d?h) between the spacing d between the rollers and a total thickness h of the substrate layer, the adhesive layer, and the porous layer is 20 ?m or more and 50 ?m or less; and
wherein a die is arranged above a position between the midpoint and the cooling roller.

US Pat. No. 10,189,290

PRINTER AND RECORDING MEDIUM

BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI K...

1. A printer comprising:a feeding roller configured to feed a print-receiving medium that has plural pages arranged on the print-receiving medium along a length direction of the print-receiving medium, each of the pages including a print area, and has non-print areas each disposed between respective two adjacent pages of said plural pages;
a driving motor configured to drive said feeding roller; and
a printing head including plural heat generating elements that is arranged along a direction perpendicular to a feeding direction of said feeding roller and is configured to form at least dots in each print line formed by dividing said print-receiving medium in said feeding direction at a print resolution, said printing head being configured to form a print on said print-receiving medium,
the printer being configured to sequentially execute printing using said feeding roller and said printing head in cooperation with each other for each of said plural pages of said print-receiving medium,
said printer further comprising:
a motor temperature detector configured to detect a temperature of said driving motor;
a processor; and
a first memory,
said first memory storing computer-executable instructions that, when executed by said processor, cause said printer to perform:
a forcible cooling determination process for determining whether a detected temperature detected by said motor temperature detector reaches a forcible cooling temperature predetermined in advance in a state that said printing head executes the printing on said print area;
a first discontinuation control process for discontinuing said printing to execute forcible cooling, by controlling said printing head and said feeding roller at a timing that it is determined that said detected temperature reaches said forcible cooling temperature by said forcible cooling determination process;
a first resuming control process for resuming said printing while doubly forming dots on said print line of said print-receiving medium on which dots are formed last at least immediately before discontinuing said printing by controlling said printing head and said feeding roller when said detected temperature is decreased to a forcible cooling cancellation temperature predetermined in advance after a start of an execution of said forcible cooling by said first discontinuation control process;
a between-page cooling determination process for determining whether said detected temperature reaches a between-page cooling temperature that is lower than said forcible cooling temperature in a state that said printing head faces said non-print area;
a second discontinuation control process for discontinuing said printing to execute between-page cooling, by controlling said printing head and said feeding roller in a state that said printing head faces said non-print area at a timing that it is determined that said detected temperature reaches said between-page cooling temperature by said between-page cooling determination process; and
a second resuming control process for resuming said printing by controlling said printing head and said feeding roller when said detected temperature is decreased to between-page cooling cancellation temperature predetermined in advance after a start of an execution of said between-page cooling by said second discontinuation control process.

US Pat. No. 10,189,287

PRINTING APPARATUS

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A printing apparatus, comprising:an ejection head provided with a plurality of nozzles and configured to eject a liquid from the nozzles to a paper sheet to perform printing;
a paper sheet transport roller configured to transport the paper sheet to an ejection position of the ejection head by rotating while pinching the paper sheet;
an inverting portion configured to curve and invert the paper sheet in order to print on a second surface of the paper sheet after printing on a first surface of the paper sheet;
a pinch portion configured to pinch the paper sheet with the inverting portion; and
a rotation control unit configured to control rotation of the paper sheet transport roller,
wherein, after printing on the first surface of the paper sheet, the rotation control unit performs a decurling process including a rotation stop control to stop rotation of the paper sheet transport roller for a predetermined time in a state in which a length from a position in which the paper sheet is pinched by the pinch portion to a forward end of the second surface of the paper sheet is equal to or shorter than a distance from a position in which the paper sheet is pinched by the paper sheet transport roller to an uppermost stream nozzle of the ejection head.

US Pat. No. 10,189,283

VACUUM MEDIA TRANSPORT SYSTEM WITH REDUCED PRESSURE VARIATIONS IN INTER-COPY GAPS

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A media transport system comprising:a vacuum plenum; and
a belt positioned over the vacuum plenum, the belt comprising:
at least one member configured to carry print media in a process direction;
a first plurality of holes formed through the at least one member in a first region only that carries a first print medium to enable the vacuum plenum to apply a force to hold the first print medium against the at least one member of the belt;
a second plurality of holes formed through the at least one member in a second region only that carries a second print medium to enable the vacuum plenum to apply the force to hold the second print medium against the at least one member of the belt; and
a plurality of slots formed through the at least one member in a third region corresponding to an inter-copy gap only that is positioned between the first region and the second region, each slot in the plurality of slots being formed with a first area that is greater than a second area occupied by one hole in the first plurality of holes or the second plurality of holes wherein the plurality of slots is arranged with a length of each slot being aligned with the process direction of the belt.

US Pat. No. 10,189,280

CORRUGATED-BOARD MACHINE

BHS Corrugated Maschinen-...

1. A corrugated-board machine for manufacturing corrugated board, comprisinga) a material-web output device for outputting a material web,
b) an inkjet printing device disposed downstream of the material-web output device for printing at least one imprint on the material web, and
c) an overcoating arrangement, disposed downstream of the inkjet printing device, for overcoating the printed material web at least in regions, the overcoating arrangement comprising a varnishing unit for substantially full-faced overcoating a printed side of the material web with at least one overcoating layer, the varnishing unit comprising at least one overcoat-application roller for applying the at least one overcoating layer on the printed side of the material web, the overcoating arrangement further comprises an inkjet-varnishing device for inkjet-varnishing the printed material web in regions with at least one inkjet-varnish region, the at least one inkjet-varnish region covers the at least one imprint at least in regions in order to increase its gloss effect at least in regions;
an inkjet-varnishing control device for position control of the at least one inkjet-varnish region on the printed material web, the positioning control taking place on the basis of markings of the printed material web, the inkjet-varnishing control device communicating scaling/size values to the inkjet-varnishing device for matching the at least one inkjet-varnish region to the at least one imprint, the inkjet-varnishing control device being configured to match a size of the at least one inkjet-varnish region to the at least one imprint by receiving corresponding information which is based on distance measurements of the markings on the material web.

US Pat. No. 10,189,235

REPAIR APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR COMPOSITE PANELS HAVING A CONDUCTIVE LAYER

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. A repair apparatus for an electrically conductive layer of a composite structure, comprising:a dielectric layer, having a perimeter, secured to a composite structure;
a first adhesive layer;
a conductive layer, secured over the dielectric layer and to the composite structure via the first adhesive layer around an entirety of the perimeter of the dielectric layer, the first adhesive layer being scored along a perimeter region thereof to improve a conductive path between the conductive layer and the composite structure.

US Pat. No. 10,189,216

PROCESS AND APPARATUS FOR MOLDING COMPOSITE ARTICLES

1. A process for molding a composite article, the process comprising:placing reinforcing materials in or on a mold;
infusing the reinforcing materials with a matrix until the matrix-infused reinforcing materials are saturated with the matrix;
starting transmitting ultrasounds to the matrix-infused reinforcing materials when the matrix-infused reinforcing materials are saturated with the matrix, wherein the ultrasounds comprise ultrasounds in a first range of frequencies and ultrasounds in a second range of frequencies than the first range of frequencies;
stopping transmitting ultrasounds to the matrix-infused reinforcing materials before the matrix begins gelation.

US Pat. No. 10,189,207

SONOTRODE

1. A sonotrode comprising:a head which defines a sealing surface elongated along a first direction orthogonal to a second direction; and
at least one first slot which extends through said head transversally to said first direction;
wherein said at least one first slot extends parallel to a third direction inclined to both said first direction and second direction;
said first direction defining a first angle with said second direction;
said sonotrode further comprising a pair of second slots which extend along respective fourth directions inclined with respect to both said first direction and said second direction; and
said fourth directions being symmetric with respect to a symmetry plane of said sonotrode parallel to said second direction and defining, each, a second angle with said plane.

US Pat. No. 10,189,202

BLOW MOLDING DEVICE

1. A blow molding device for blow forming a resin preform into a container of a predetermined shape, comprising:a mold having an opening configured to receive the preform therein for blow forming;
a cylindrical nozzle that is moveable between a retracted position and an inserted position in which the nozzle is inserted into a mouth part of the preform;
a pressurized fluid supply part configured to supply a pressurized incompressible fluid to the nozzle via a supply channel;
a sealing body that is movable between a closed position that contacts and closes the nozzle and an open position that is apart from and opens the nozzle;
a plurality of suction holes provided in at least two rows on an inner peripheral surface of the nozzle and positioned toward an axial end of the nozzle that is inserted into the mouth part of the preform;
a vertical hole extending along an axial direction of the nozzle and connecting a plurality of the suction holes to each other, and
a suction pump connected to the vertical hole via a suction path and configured to apply a suction force to a plurality of the suction holes for suctioning incompressible fluid adhered to the nozzle.

US Pat. No. 10,189,170

LOCKING FOLDING KNIFE

1. A locking folding knife, comprising:a handle;
a blade pivotally connected to said handle, wherein said blade has a cutting edge and a first position in which at least a portion of said cutting edge is located within said handle and a second position in which a majority of said cutting edge is outside of said handle;
a pocket defined in a first surface of said handle;
a through-cut in said pocket, wherein said through-cut terminates in said pocket at an endpoint; and
a lock integral with said handle and extending from said endpoint of said through-cut, wherein said lock engages with a portion of said blade in said second position.

US Pat. No. 10,189,169

COLLAPSING BLADE

1. A collapsible blade comprising:a frame construction, said frame construction comprising two handle sections joined at their respect rears by a pivot;
a forward blade and rear blade pivotally connected to each other;
a set of arms pivoted on a lower of the two handle sections, wherein said arms are capable of occupying folded and extended positions; wherein when the arms are in their folded positions they are confined within the handle sections;
wherein the forward blade is pivotally connected to the arms;
wherein when the collapsible blade is in a fully folded configuration, the forward blade is located internally between the two handle sections and movement of the frame away from the forward blade extends said arms and creates a quadrilateral configuration of the two handle sections, the arms and the rear blade; and
wherein continued movement of the two handle sections pivotally towards each other after reaching the quadrilateral configuration causes the collapsible blade to have a fully extended and lockable position.

US Pat. No. 10,189,167

SUCTION DEVICE, HOLDING DEVICE, AND CONVEYANCE METHOD

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A suction device adapted to be attached to a leading-end section of an articulated drive mechanism and adapted to be attached by suction to a plate-shaped structural member having a curvature at least in a predetermined direction, the suction device comprising:a support part configured to be attached to the leading-end section of the articulated drive mechanism;
a pair of suction mechanisms comprising a pair of suction surfaces and disposed apart from each other in a first direction with an attachment position of the support part interposed between the pair of suction mechanisms; and
a pair of first angle adjustment mechanisms configured to adjust an angle of inclination, with respect to the first direction, of each of the pair of suction surfaces of the pair of suction mechanisms,
wherein each of the pair of first angle adjustment mechanisms comprises:
a plate-shaped member having a bottom surface to which a corresponding one of the pair of suction mechanisms is attached,
a rocking member attached to an upper surface of the plate-shaped member,
a support shaft inserted into a through-hole of the rocking member,
a pair of first angle adjustment members attached to a bottom surface of the support part,
a pair of fixing pins inserted into female screws that are fastening holes of the pair of first angle adjustment members, and
a second angle adjustment member attached to the bottom surface of the support part and supporting the support shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,189,160

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTOMATICALLY INSERTING COMPONENTS INTO AN ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. An automated assembly system that is configured to automatically insert components into grommets, the automated assembly system comprising:a component insertion sub-system configured to insert first components into first cavities of a first grommet;
an imaging sub-system configured to acquire images of the first grommet; and
a grommet shift determination sub-system in communication with the component insertion sub-system and the imaging sub-system, the grommet shift determination sub-system being configured to compare at least two images of at least portions of the first cavities of the first grommet acquired by the imaging sub-system to determine distance changes between the first cavities in response to one or more the first components being inserted into one or more of the first cavities, and generate an insertion map that accounts for the distance changes.

US Pat. No. 10,189,156

INDUSTRIAL ROBOT

KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIK...

1. An industrial robot, comprising:a base portion;
an arm unit provided to the base portion; and
an arm drive unit for driving the arm unit;
wherein the arm unit has a lower arm mechanism including a parallel link structure, and an upper arm mechanism provided to a top portion of the lower arm mechanism,
wherein the lower arm mechanism has a front link including a lower end rotatably connected to the base portion and a rear link including a lower end rotatably connected to the base portion,
wherein the arm drive unit has a lower arm drive mechanism for driving the lower arm mechanism,
wherein the lower arm drive mechanism has a lower ball screw including a nut and a shaft, and a lower bearing portion supporting the shaft so as to be rotatable about its axis,
wherein an extending portion extending from the lower end of either one of the front link and the rear link is connected to the nut so as to be rotatable about a nut side rotational axis,
wherein the lower bearing portion is connected to the base portion so as to be rotatable about a bearing portion side rotational axis,
wherein the nut side rotational axis and the bearing portion side rotational axis are parallel with rotational axes of the front link and the rear link,
wherein the lower arm mechanism has a lateral link including both ends rotatably connected to an upper end of the front link and an upper end of the rear link, respectively,
wherein the upper arm mechanism is connected to the lateral link so as to be rotatable about an upper arm rotational axis,
wherein the arm drive unit has an upper arm drive mechanism for driving the upper arm mechanism,
wherein the upper arm drive mechanism has an upper ball screw including a nut and a shaft, and an upper bearing portion supporting the shaft of the upper ball screw so as to be rotatable about its axis,
wherein the upper arm mechanism is connected to the nut of the upper ball screw at a position different from the upper arm rotational axis so as to be rotatable about a nut side rotational axis,
wherein the upper bearing portion is connected to the lateral link so as to be rotatable about a bearing portion side rotational axis, and
wherein the nut side rotational axis and the bearing portion side rotational axis of the upper ball screw are parallel with the upper arm rotational axis.

US Pat. No. 10,189,154

POWER TOOL

1. A Power tool, comprising:a housing having at least two housing parts, each housing part having an inner portion defining a recess therein;
a bearing located in the housing, the bearing having an outer race, wherein the respective recesses of the two housing parts mate around the outer race of the bearing and come in direct contact with the outer race of the bearing to support the bearing inside the housing; and
a seal comprising an elongate seal member located between the housing parts to seal at least a portion of the housing;
wherein the seal includes at least one polymeric extension part extending from the elongate seal member between the two housing parts and in direct contact with the outer race of the bearing without extending around the bearing, so as to prevent the outer race of the bearing from rotating with respect to the housing during use of the power tool.

US Pat. No. 10,189,153

LEVELING DEVICE ASSEMBLY FOR A HYDRAULIC HAMMER

1. A leveling device assembly for a hydraulic hammer comprising:a control unit;
a leveling sensor in communication with the control unit;
a laser generator in communication with the control unit and configured to produce a first colored light beam and a second colored light beam different from the first colored light beam; and
a shutoff valve in communication with the control unit for operatively being in communication with a hydraulic system of the hydraulic hammer;
wherein the control unit causes the laser generator to produce the first colored light beam when the leveling sensor indicates the hydraulic hammer is in a substantially vertical position and produce the second colored light beam when the leveling sensor indicates the hydraulic hammer is in a substantially non-vertical position, and
wherein the control unit causes the shutoff valve to move to an open position when the leveling sensor indicates the hydraulic hammer is in the substantially vertical position and move to a closed position when the leveling sensor indicates the hydraulic hammer is in the substantially non-vertical position.

US Pat. No. 10,189,150

TORQUE LIMITING LOCKING CAP

DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, I...

1. A torque limiting driver system, comprising:a torque limiting driver including:
a handle including a torque limiting mechanism, where the handle includes a locking cap engagement protrusion;
a shaft with a cam portion including a cam mating feature; and
a locking cap including:
a mating recess including a plurality of scallops along the outer edge of the mating recess and wherein the plurality of scallops are configured to interface with the first mating feature;
a through-hole with through-hole mating feature configured to interface with the cam mating feature, wherein
the locking cap is configured to engage the torque limiting driver to lock the rotation of the shaft with respect to the handle;
the shaft includes a shaft recess; and
the locking cap includes a snap arm configured to engage the shaft recess such that the locking cap is fixed to the torque limiting driver.

US Pat. No. 10,189,148

ONE-WAY WRENCH SWITCHABLE BETWEEN TWO MODES

1. A one-way wrench comprising:a handle comprising:
a shank comprising a tunnel extending in a longitudinal direction thereof; and
a head formed at an end of the shank and made with a chamber in communication with the tunnel;
a toothed wheel rotationally inserted in the chamber of the head;
a detent pivotally connected to the head and elastically engaged with the toothed wheel so that the head rotates the toothed wheel in a one-way manner;
a rod movable in the tunnel of the shank in a reciprocated manner; and
a gear train arranged between the rod and the toothed wheel to convert the reciprocating of the rod to on-and-off rotation of the toothed wheel, wherein the gear train comprises:
a rack longitudinally connected to the rod and formed with ratchets and a transverse slot;
a pin connected to the rod and inserted in the transverse slot of the rack;
a first gear coaxially connected to the toothed wheel;
a last gear connected to the first gear and formed with ratchets engaged with the ratchets of the rack;
a spring for biasing the rack toward the last gear; and
a ball provided between the spring and the rack to reduce friction between the spring and the rack.

US Pat. No. 10,189,144

WATER-ABRASIVE-SUSPENSION CUTTING SYSTEM

1. A water-abrasive suspension cutting facility comprising:at least one high-pressure source, which high pressure source provides a carrier fluid at a high pressure;
at least one exit nozzle;
a high-pressure conduit connecting the at least one high-pressure source to the at least one exit nozzle;
an abrasive agent feed lock, which feed lock is connected to the high-pressure conduit and which feed lock comprises an entry-side shut-off element and an exit-side shut-off element and a lock chamber arranged between the entry-side shut-off element and the exit-side shut-off element; and
a suction device configured to be activated when the entry-side shut-off element is opened for producing a reduced pressure in the lock chamber, the suction device being connected to the lock chamber, wherein the lock chamber runs out via the exit-side shut-off element into a pressure container which is situated in the high-pressure conduit or a branch of the high-pressure conduit.

US Pat. No. 10,189,138

SPECTACLE LENS MANUFACTURING SYSTEM, MANUFACTURING DEVICE, MANUFACTURING METHOD, MANUFACTURING INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, MANUFACTURING INFORMATION MANAGEMENT DEVICE, AND MANUFACTURING INFORMATION MANAGEMENT METHOD

HOYA CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A spectacle lens manufacturing system in which a relationship between a type of a spectacle frame, framing content and framing performed at either (i) one of a plurality of client sides that request a manufacture of a spectacle lens or (ii) a manufacturing side of the spectacle lens is converted to a matrix, the matrix comprising a size correction value corresponding to each framing content, each frame type, and the client or manufacturing side that performs the framing, and the framing content being a framing process describing actions performed during framing, the system comprising:an information memory part configured to store the matrix including the size correction value for a scheduled edging shape of a lens to be edged as a numerical value in the matrix;
an edging information acquisition part configured to acquire edging information calculated based on (i) client side information for manufacturing a spectacle lens, including spectacle lens information, prescription value information, frame information that includes information regarding a frame type, and tracer information that includes information regarding a tracer type used for measuring a framed shape, (ii) spectacle lens manufacturing side information that includes edger information, and (iii) the size correction value selected from the matrix corresponding to the framing content, each frame type, and the client or manufacturing side that performs the framing, which is the size correction value for the scheduled edging shape of the lens to be edged, as numerical values in the matrix; and
an edger configured to edge the lens to be edged based on the edging information acquired by the edging information acquisition part in order to fit the lens into the frame and form the spectacle lens regardless of whether the client side or the manufacturing side performs the framing.

US Pat. No. 10,189,136

POWER TOOL WITH DIGITAL VARIABLE RELUCTANCE MOTOR CONTROL

JPW Industries Inc., LaV...

1. A method for operating a power tool, comprising:operating a motor of the power tool;
driving a working element of the power tool using the motor, the working element engaging a work piece during the driving of the working element;
sensing reluctance of the motor during the driving of the working element;
sensing a predetermined change in the reluctance of the motor during driving of the working element, the predetermined change in the reluctance corresponding to a change in a resistance to the driving of the working element wherein the change in the resistance to driving is a result of interaction between the working element and the work piece; and
automatically performing a predetermined action upon sensing the predetermined change, the predetermined action being an action selected from the group consisting of: stopping operation of the motor, reversing operation of the motor, increasing the speed of the motor, decreasing the speed of the motor, increasing the torque output by the motor, and decreasing the torque by the motor wherein the predetermined action includes operating the motor according to a predetermined operating profile, the operating profile including increasing the motor speed upon sensing a first predetermined change in the motor reluctance, and decreasing the motor speed according to the operating profile upon sensing a second predetermined change in the motor reluctance.

US Pat. No. 10,189,135

MOTOR DRIVE DEVICE CAPABLE OF NOTIFYING ADHESION OF CUTTING FLUID

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A motor drive device comprising:an electronic component; and
a casing which houses the electronic component,
wherein at least a part of an outer surface of the casing includes a base material mixed with a color changing substance that discolors when contacting a cutting fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,189,134

INDEXABLE PLENUM

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A method, for using a plenum to collect debris during the cutting of an object, the plenum comprising a hollow body having a top end having a top opening and a bottom end having a bottom opening, a conduit situated between the top end and the bottom end, bifurcated from and in fluid communication with the hollow body, and a base plate having a machine side, a plenum side, and a base-plate opening, with the plenum side releasably engageable to the top opening, the method comprising:sealingly attaching the machine side of the base plate onto a stationary portion of a machine spindle nose of a machine;
engaging a cutter to the machine spindle nose wherein the cutter has a base portion and a cutter portion;
engaging the hollow body with the base plate to form an indexable plenum cutter assembly the base portion of the cutter is situated inside the hollow body, at least a portion of the cutter portion is situated outside the hollow body, and there are a body clearing between the hollow body and the cutter and a bottom clearing between the cutter and the bottom opening of the hollow body, and during operation of the machine spindle nose, the plenum does not form contact with the cutter and remains stationary;
cutting the object with the cutter while applying vacuum to the plenum through the conduit, wherein dust or debris generated during the cutting process enters the hollow body through the bottom clearing into the body clearing and into the conduit where it is vacuum removed;
detaching the hollow body from the base plate with the base plate remaining attached to the stationary portion of the machine spindle nose; and
replacing the cutter with another cutter.

US Pat. No. 10,189,131

MOTOR CONTROL DEVICE FOR MACHINE TOOL HAVING PLURALITY OF AXES

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A motor control device for a machine tool equipped with a plurality of axes for machining a workpiece with a tool, the device comprising:a plurality of motor control units that respectively control motors respectively provided for driving the axes;
an abnormality detection unit provided for at least one of the motor control units and configured to output an abnormality detection signal upon detecting an abnormality with respect to the axis driven by the motor controlled by the motor control unit provided with the abnormality detection unit;
a safety operation control unit provided for a motor control unit that is not the motor control unit provided with the abnormality detection unit, the safety operation control unit configured to, upon receiving the abnormality detection signal, control the motor that drives the axis provided with the tool in such a way that the tool comes out of contact with the workpiece; and
a communication unit for communication between the motor control units that transmits the abnormality detection signal outputted by the abnormality detection unit to the safety operation control unit.

US Pat. No. 10,189,129

TOOL REPLACEMENT APPARATUS

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A tool replacement apparatus for a machine tool comprising:a turning tool magazine capable of attaching or removing a tool to/from a spindle of a machine tool;
a tool replacement control unit which controls operations of turning the tool magazine and attaching or removing a tool to/from a spindle; and
a setting unit which sets a rotatable range of the tool magazine,
the tool replacement control unit including:
a determining unit which determines whether or not a designated rotation angle in an instruction for turning a tool magazine is within the rotatable range set by the setting unit; and
a unit which stops an operation of replacing a tool when the determining unit determines that a designated rotation angle is out of a rotatable range.

US Pat. No. 10,189,128

TOOL MAGAZINE FOR A MANIPULATOR

1. A bending cell comprising:a bending machine,
a manipulator,
a bending tool magazine,
a first protection device,
a second protection device, and
a control device for safety, the control device being operatively coupled to the first protection device and to the second protection device, wherein
the manipulator is configured at least for handling a workpiece and for performing bending tool exchange,
the manipulator is configured for removing bending tools from the bending tool magazine and for inserting the bending tools into the bending machine,
the bending tool magazine comprises a plurality of bending tool holding fixtures arranged distributed in a preparation area,
the bending tool magazine further comprises a first side facing the manipulator, a first access opening in the first side, a second side opposite to the first side and facing away from the manipulator and away from the bending machine, and a second access opening in the second side,
the manipulator is positioned to remove the bending tools from the bending tool magazine via the first access opening in the first side of the bending tool magazine,
the manipulator is operable within the workspace, which is determined by an extension of the manipulator, between the bending tool holding fixtures arranged in the preparation area and the bending machine,
the workspace comprises a first part comprising more than fifty percent of the workspace, said first part of the workspace comprising the bending machine,
the first access opening is assigned the first protection device for separating the preparation area from the first part of the workspace of the manipulator, and the second access opening is assigned the second protection device for separating the preparation area from an area occupied by an operator, and via the control device, the first and the second protection devices are activated and deactivated alternately,
such that only one of the first access opening and the second access opening is open at each time to allow access into the tool magazine, and in order to provide access through the first access opening, the first protection device is moved vertically in a first direction with respect to said first access opening, and in order to provide access through the second access opening, the second protection device is moved vertically in a second direction, which is opposite to the first direction, with respect to said second access opening, and
such that when the preparation area is separated from the first part of the workspace by the first protection device, the first part of the workspace is available for:
movements of the manipulator,
supplying the workpiece to the bending machine,
guiding the workpiece during a bending process, and
removing the workpiece from the bending machine after the workpiece has been bent by a bending tool.

US Pat. No. 10,189,127

POSITIONING OF A SPINDLE WITH MICROMETRIC FORWARDING CONTROL AND TILTING OF ITS ROTATION AXIS

1. A positioning device of a spindle with micrometric forwarding control and tilting of a rotation axis of the spindle, the device comprising:a spindle shaft (11) rotatingly supported inside at least two rotatable supports,
wherein said at least two rotatable supports comprise two spherical elements (13,14) provided with respective seat surfaces to receive said spindle, said spindle being eccentric with respect to an axis (99) passing through a center of said spherical elements, said two spherical elements (13,14) being positioned in a housing having at least two parts (17,17?; or 19,20); and
two actuators (23,24) adapted to cause the two spherical elements (13,14) to rotate,
wherein said two actuators actuate the two spherical elements independently from one another during rotation of the spindle shaft, and
wherein said two actuators cause a controlled rotation of the two spherical elements (13, 14).

US Pat. No. 10,189,126

FUSELAGE STUFFING BUILDING AND FEEDER LINES

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A system for assembling an aircraft, comprising: a railroad track, a first work station disposed alongside a first section of said railroad track, a railroad flat car rollably mounted on said first section of said railroad track, and a fuselage or fuselage section carried by said railroad flat car, wherein said first work station comprises a first set of tools for installing internal components inside said fuselage or fuselage section.

US Pat. No. 10,189,124

ASSEMBLING DEVICE OF WHEEL HUB UNIT

NSK Ltd., Tokyo (JP)

1. An assembling device of a wheel hub unit, comprising:a bearing setting unit configured to set a bearing unit including an inner ring, an outer ring, a plurality of tapered rollers rollably arranged between an inner ring raceway formed on an outer peripheral surface of the inner ring and an outer ring raceway formed on an inner peripheral surface of the outer ring, and a stepped part which is formed on an outer end part of the inner ring in an axial direction and with which end surfaces of the tapered rollers in the axial direction are in contact, such that the bearing unit is coaxial with respect to a hub cylindrical part provided at an end part of a hub main body in the axial direction and can be moved toward the hub cylindrical part;
a rotational drive source configured to transmit rotational force around an axis to the bearing unit set in the bearing setting unit; and
an inner-ring press-fitting unit configured to externally fit the inner ring of the bearing unit to which the rotational force around the axis has been transmitted, to the hub cylindrical part; wherein
the bearing setting unit includes:
a circular holding part configured to hold the outer ring of the bearing unit from an outer periphery;
a circular driven member which is arranged coaxially around the hub main body and to which the rotational force is transmitted from the rotational drive source; and
a rotational force-transmitting part which is connected between the driven member and the holding part and configured to transmit the rotational force, transmitted to the driven member, to the holding part; and
the holding part includes a plurality of divided holding members being spaced apart from one another in an opening state and holding the outer ring of the bearing unit from the outer periphery in a closed state.

US Pat. No. 10,189,122

TORCH GUIDE DEVICE

1. A clamp assembly comprising:a clamp body made of a magnetically attractive material, wherein the clamp body comprises a shell defining a cavity and a first face of the clamp body is configured to rest on a first surface for clamping the clamp body to the first surface;
a first shaft member extending along a first longitudinal axis through the shell and into the cavity toward the first face;
a magnetic member mounted on the first face of the clamp body, the magnetic member mounted to move along at least a portion of the first shaft member in at least the direction of the first longitudinal axis;
wherein movement of the magnetic member is constrained between a first stop and a second stop, the first stop and the second stop positioned on opposite sides of the magnetic member along the first shaft member; and
wherein the first shaft member is moveable in the direction of the first longitudinal axis relative to the clamp body to retract or insert at least a portion of the first shaft member from the or into the shell, and wherein movement of the first shaft member displaces the magnetic member with the first shaft member within the cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,189,118

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR EVALUATING AN ULTRASONIC WELD JUNCTION

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A method for evaluating a battery cell composed of a cell body having a plurality of electrode foils joined to a positive terminal and a negative terminal, wherein the positive terminal and the negative terminal are each joined to the electrode foils at weld junctions, the method comprising:retaining the cell body of the battery cell in a first clamping device;
gripping one of the positive and negative terminals in a terminal gripper;
applying, employing a dynamic stress end effector coupled to the terminal gripper, a vibrational excitation load to the one of the positive and negative terminals;
monitoring, via a controller, impedance between the positive terminal and the negative terminal; and
evaluating integrity of the weld junction of the one of the positive and negative terminals based upon the impedance.

US Pat. No. 10,189,116

LASER MACHINING HEAD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A laser machining head comprising:a collimation lens for making a laser beam parallel;
a focusing lens for condensing the paralleled laser beam; and
a nozzle unit through which the condensed laser beam is transmitted, the nozzle unit including:
a protective member for transmitting the laser beam;
an inner nozzle through which the laser beam transmitted through the protective member passes;
an outer nozzle disposed outside the inner nozzle;
a nozzle holding section for holding the inner nozzle and the outer nozzle; and
an orifice, having a ring shape surrounding a hollow space, in contact with the inner nozzle and interposed between the nozzle holding section and the outer nozzle,
wherein the nozzle holding section has a first gas path connecting an air supply port disposed in the nozzle holding section and the orifice,
the inner nozzle and the outer nozzle forms a second gas path between the inner nozzle and the outer nozzle,
the orifice has a third gas path for connecting the second gas path to the first gas path,
the orifice has an inner side face facing the hollow space, an outer side face opposite to the inner side face, and a bottom face connected to the inner side face and the outer side face,
a plurality of the third gas paths is disposed in the orifice at regular intervals,
the orifice has a plurality of through-holes therein connecting the outer side face to the bottom face,
each of the plurality of through-holes constitutes a respective one of the third gas paths,
the outer side face has a top portion, a bottom portion, and a recessed portion between the top portion and the bottom portion,
the recessed portion extends along an entire circumference of the outer side face,
the each of the plurality of through-holes connects the recessed portion and the bottom face, and
in a vicinity of a tip of the nozzle unit, an opening connected to the second gas path is disposed.

US Pat. No. 10,189,115

LASER PROCESSING APPARATUS AND LASER PROCESSING METHOD

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A laser processing apparatus for processing a workpiece using laser light, comprising:a first optical system that includes a first prism and a second prism and receives the laser light output from a laser light source;
a second optical system that includes a third prism and a fourth prism and receives the laser light from the first optical system;
a condensing optical system that receives the laser light from the second optical system and condenses the laser light to guide the condensed laser light to the workpiece;
a first driving device that rotates the first prism and rotates the second prism synchronously with the first prism;
a second driving device that rotates the third prism and rotates the fourth prism synchronously with the third prism; and
a controller that controls the first driving device and the second driving device such that the workpiece is irradiated with the laser light while the laser light turns around an optical axis of the condensing optical system, wherein
the controller adjusts irradiation conditions of the laser light including an incidence position and an incidence angle of the laser light with respect to the workpiece, by rotating the first prism and the third prism together in a state of fixing a relative position between the first prism and the third prism in the rotational direction, and adjusting a relative position of the second prism with respect to the first prism and a relative position of the fourth prism with respect to the third prism in the rotational direction.