US Pat. No. 10,190,882

SYSTEM AND METHOD TO FACILITATE HAVING ADEQUATE VEHICLE POWER

JAGUAR LAND ROVER LIMITED...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,870

OPTICAL DISPLACEMENT SENSOR ELEMENT

Sintef TTO AS, Trondheim...

1. An optical displacement sensor comprising:a first at least partially reflective surface and a second surface having at least three diffractive patterns, the first and second surfaces being provided on elements, wherein at least one of said elements is moveable to change a distance between the elements, so that the elements have a variable distance between them, wherein the partially reflective surface defines respective pairs together with each diffractive pattern, each of said pairs defining a respective cavity between them, each cavity having a respective cavity length;
at least one light source transmitting light in at least one chosen wavelength range into said cavities; and
at least one light detector receiving light from the cavities, wherein each pair is adapted to provide a maximum diffractive efficiency at chosen wavelengths within said range, said diffractive patterns being adapted to direct light toward at least one detector provided in a known position relative to said diffractive patterns, the detector being adapted to measure the diffraction efficiency phase corresponding to each pair, thereby producing three or more signals which collectively allow measurement of a displacement between the first and second surfaces that is independent of an intensity of the light source;
wherein the pairs provide phase offsets of 0, 2?/3 and 4?/3, respectively at the chosen wavelengths.

US Pat. No. 10,190,861

MEASURING DEVICE AND RELATED METHODS

Delcam Limited, Birmingh...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,860

CAMSHAFT SIDEWALL MEASURING DEVICES AND METHODS THEREOF

Adcole Corporation, Marl...

1. A measuring device comprising:a rotatable stage configured to receive and rotate an object along a rotational axis of the object;
a housing located adjacent to the rotatable stage and movable in a direction parallel to the rotational axis of the object, the housing having a pivoting arm located between a pair of opposing compression springs, the compression springs configured to provide a preload force in either direction parallel to the rotational axis of the object;
a probe tip coupled to the pivoting arm and extending from the housing, the probe tip configured to contact a portion of the object; and
a displacement measuring device coupled to the pivoting arm, the displacement measuring device configured to measure displacement of the probe tip in the direction parallel to the rotational axis of the object based on movement of the pivoting arm against one of the opposing compression springs.

US Pat. No. 10,190,854

SHOOTING TARGET SYSTEM

Smart Target Systems LLC,...

1. A shooting target system comprising:a target plate having a front face adapted to be struck by aimed projectiles without said aimed projectiles penetrating said front face;
an opposed rear face;
an orthogonal array of spatially equidistantly placed sensors applied to cover the major central portion of said opposed rear face of the plate where each sensor center is the same distance from each adjacent sensor center in both the X and Y directions;
each said sensor having an output connection and being responsive to projectile impact force and/or vibration on the target plate in response to a projectile strike to generate a strike signal on the output connection;
a processor connected to each of the sensors;
said processor operable, in response to the projectile strike, to determine which of said sensors is/are first activated by the projectile strike, the sequence of activation, and the time of activation during a limited time interval after the projectile strike, where said processor is operable to calculate a projectile strike location based on the location, sequence and timing of the activated sensors during said limited time interval;
said sensor activation determined upon a selected or preselected upper and lower threshold and the creation of a voltage above said lower threshold and below said upper threshold;
a timer;
said timer activated through processor interruption, via front face contact with said projectile, which in turn prompts said timer to activate and produce a picture of each said activated, and inactivated, sensor based on location, sequence and timing, assign each sensor a binomial number within said picture based on received impact and to calculate and produce an average of sensor signals' binomial number to determine a precise impact location; and
a real-time visual display capable of both informing the shooter of accuracy and allowing the shooter to adjust and correct his or her aim.

US Pat. No. 10,190,842

TOY PROJECTILE LAUNCH SYSTEM

Mattel, Inc., El Segundo...

1. A toy projectile launch system comprising:a launch base comprising
a switch movable between a restricted state and an unrestricted state,
a biasing member configured to bias the switch to the restricted state,
a stop configured to be moved by the switch when the switch is moved from the restricted state to the unrestricted state, and
a trigger assembly separate from the switch and comprising a fixed portion movably coupled to a free portion;
a projectile comprising
a resilient member configured to removably couple the projectile to the launch base; and
a receiving surface configured to receive the stop when the projectile is coupled to the launch base and the switch is in the restricted state; and
an activating device configured to be removably coupled to the launch base;
wherein coupling the activating device to the launch base causes the switch to move to the unrestricted state;
wherein removing the activating device from the launch base causes the biasing member to return the switch to the restricted state;
wherein, when the switch is in the unrestricted state and the projectile is coupled to the launch base, the free portion of the trigger assembly is configured to apply a force to the resilient member and launch the projectile when the free portion is moved with respect to the fixed portion; and
wherein, when the switch is in the restricted state and the projectile is coupled to the launch base, the stop prevents the free portion of the trigger assembly from launching the projectile when the free portion is moved with respect to the fixed portion.

US Pat. No. 10,190,829

QUENCH-COOLING SYSTEM

BORSIG GMBH, Berlin (DE)...

1. A quench-cooling system comprising:a primary quench cooler as a double-tube heat exchanger; and
a tube bundle heat exchanger as a secondary quench cooler, the tube bundle heat exchanger comprising:
at least one tube bundle comprising bundle tubes;
a casing enclosing the at least one tube bundle;
a ring flange connected to the casing;
two tube sheets arranged at spaced locations from one another and forming a casing room with the casing, between the two tube sheets, with bundle tubes of the tube bundle being held between said two tube sheets at sides, wherein at least one of the two tube sheets is configured on the side of a bundle tube gas inlet or a bundle tube gas outlet as a membrane sheet or thin tube sheet;
parallel webs arranged on and connected to the membrane sheet or thin tube sheet; and
a covering sheet connected to the webs and provided with bundle tube openings for bundle tubes, wherein parallel cooling channels, in flow connection with one another and through which a cooling medium flows, are configured in a tunnel arrangement on the membrane sheet or thin tube sheet, the parallel cooling channels in the tunnel arrangement having a rectangular tunnel geometry in cross section defined by:
the membrane sheet or thin tube sheet, which separates a gas side from a water/steam side and is connected to the ring flange;
the parallel webs, which separate individual water/steam flows from one another; and
the covering sheet, the covering sheet defining a flow in the tunnel arrangement of the cooling channels and closing off flow into the casing room aside from a predetermined percentage, whereby the cooling channels bring about a directed flow from inlet openings to outlet openings of the cooling channels, wherein at least two cooling channels in the tunnel arrangement have a cross section change based on a continuous reduction of a tunnel height from the inlet opening to the outlet opening based on a predetermined angle between a vertical line of the outlet opening and of the covering sheet.

US Pat. No. 10,190,817

REFRIGERATOR

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,810

MINIATURIZED MOTOR ASSEMBLY

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,787

HUMIDIFICATION AND AIR CLEANING APPARATUS

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,770

METHOD FOR COOLING SOLID RESIDUES OF A COMBUSTION PROCESS

HITACHI ZOSEN INOVA AG, ...

1. A conveying device, comprising:a conveyor belt with a conveying surface for conveying solid residues; and
means for cooling the solid residues comprising a coolant supply for introducing a gaseous coolant and a coolant evacuation for extracting at least part of the coolant heated by the solid residues, wherein:
the conveyor belt is essentially impermeable to the coolant,
the conveyor belt is an endless conveyor belt that is guided around at least two rollers and forms a loop with a conveying strand and a return strand, the loop together with laterally arranged side walls enclosing a space to which are assigned the coolant supply and the coolant evacuation,
the space between the conveying strand and the return strand is divided with a wall running essentially parallel to a plane of the conveying strand so as to form an interspace between the conveying strand and the wall, the coolant supply and the coolant evacuation being arranged in the interspace or being connected to the interspace, and
the coolant supply and the coolant evacuation are configured such that the coolant is in contact only with a side of the conveyor belt oriented away from the conveying surface.

US Pat. No. 10,190,744

VEHICULAR MARKER LAMP USING PLANAR LIGHT EMITTER

Koito Manufacturing Co., ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,737

TROFFER LIGHT FIXTURE RETROFITTING KIT AND METHOD TO INSTALL THE SAME

Jiangmen POTOP Opto-Elect...

1. A retrofit kit for a lay-in troffer LED luminaire comprising:a first and a second set of connecting beams, the first set of connecting beams comprising two beams arranged in a parallel orientation, each beam of the first set of connecting beams further comprising a long wall, a short wall, each wall being perpendicular from the other, and at least one elongated edge depending from the short wall, pointing away from, and parallel to, the long wall;
the second set of connecting beams also comprising two beams, arranged in a parallel orientation and each connecting beam further comprising a long wall, a short wall, each wall being perpendicular from the other, and at least one elongated edge depending from the short wall, pointing away from, and parallel to, the long wall, each beam of the second set of connecting beams being oriented in a perpendicular manner with respect to each of the first set of connecting beams;
multiple engaging means consisting of coupling retainers and clamping hooks that engage each set of connecting beams to each other to form a quadrangular bracket capable of containing the troffer, wherein at least the elongated edges of the first set of connecting beams are supported by supporting plates of a frame engaging to a ceiling;
a body, and
compressible and extendable fastening means placed at the lateral sides of the troffer, wherein the first or second set of connecting beams further comprise connecting holes near four corners of the troffer, the fastening means are compressed and loosen into the connecting holes when the fastening means align with the holes to make the troffer connect to the ceiling through the allocation with the bracket, wherein the fastening means comprises a bar and a fixing base which is connected to the body, the fixing base comprising a guide portion that comprises internal first guide hole for the bar to slide through, the fixing base further comprising a retaining portion arranged along the sliding direction of the bar, a springing means being arranged between the bar and the retaining portion, the bar further comprising a first protrusion having a radial area less than the bar and oriented towards the connecting hole.

US Pat. No. 10,190,733

LIGHT SOURCE DEVICE AND ILLUMINATION APPARATUS

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A light source device comprising:a substrate;
an excitation light source emitting excitation light;
a light emitting section formed by stacking a first layer and a second layer, the first layer including a first phosphor particle which receives the excitation light and emits fluorescence with a first peak wavelength, and the second layer including a second phosphor particle which receives the excitation light and emits fluorescence with a second peak wavelength different from the first peak wavelength; and
an uneven structure that scatters fluorescence and is located at an interface between the first layer and the second layer, wherein
the light emitting section is provided on the substrate,
light including the fluorescence emitted by the first phosphor particle and the fluorescence emitted by the second phosphor particle is emitted as illumination light,
the second layer is closer to the substrate than the first layer is,
the fluorescence emitted by the second layer has a longer peak wavelength than the fluorescence emitted by the first layer, and
the excitation light passes through the substrate so as to be incident on the light emitting section.

US Pat. No. 10,190,729

LED LAMP

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,723

INSULATING MOLDED PART AND METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION THEREOF

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,722

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

TECHNIP FRANCE, (FR)

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,719

TUBING EVERTING APPARATUS, ASSEMBLIES, AND METHODS

Emagineered Solutions, In...

1. A tubing everting assembly, comprising:an apparatus for everting a flexible tube liner, the apparatus comprising:
a pressure chamber that defines an internal volume, wherein the pressure chamber is configured to be pressurized by a pressurizing fluid stream to provide a motive force for eversion of the flexible tube liner;
a liner inlet port associated with a first side of the pressure chamber and configured to receive the flexible tube liner into the internal volume;
an inlet sealing structure associated with the liner inlet port and configured to resist fluid flow therepast from the pressure chamber;
a lubricator, configured to apply a lubricant to the flexible tube liner, wherein the lubricator is operatively attached to the pressure chamber and is configured to apply the lubricant to decrease a frictional force on the flexible tube liner during eversion of the flexible tube liner, and further wherein the lubricator:
(i) is external to the pressure chamber; and
(ii) is configured to apply the lubricant to the flexible tube liner prior to the flexible tube liner being received into the pressure chamber via the liner inlet port and the inlet sealing structure; and
a liner outlet port associated with a second side of the pressure chamber and configured to permit the flexible tube liner to extend from the internal volume; and
a cart operatively attached to the apparatus, the cart comprising:
a cart body;
at least two wheels rotatingly coupled to the cart body; and
a lubricant reservoir configured to contain the lubricant utilized by the apparatus; wherein the cart is configured to supply a pressurized lubricant stream, which includes the lubricant, from the lubricant reservoir to the lubricator.

US Pat. No. 10,190,716

HEATED HOSE WITH IMPROVED POWER FEEDTHROUGH

AKURATE DYNAMICS, LLC, H...

1. A heated hose assembly comprising:a flexible fluid conduit having an inlet end and an opposing outlet end;
a first pressure housing connected to the inlet end of the flexible fluid conduit said first pressure housing comprising a fluid passageway extending from a first end of the housing to an opposing second end of the housing and a bore intersecting the fluid passageway and extending to a side of the housing;
a second pressure housing connected to the outlet end of the flexible fluid conduit said second pressure housing comprising a fluid passageway extending from a first end of the housing to an opposing second end of the housing and a bore intersecting the fluid passageway and extending to a side of the housing;
an electric heater within a flow channel of the flexible fluid conduit said heater having first and second electrical power contacts;
a first power feedthrough in the intersecting bore of the first pressure housing in electrical connection to the first electrical power contact of the electric heater and comprising
a generally cylindrical body having a central axial bore;
a conductor pin within the central axial bore connected at a first end thereof to the first electrical power contact of the electric heater; and
a seal in a wall of the intersecting bore of the first pressure housing in sealing engagement with an external surface of the generally cylindrical body of the first power feedthrough.

US Pat. No. 10,190,705

THERMOSETTING BAMBOO-WOOD COMPOSITE PIPE

ZHEJIANG XINZHOU BAMBOO-B...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,693

DOOR SEAL FOR VACUUM CHAMBER

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,687

METHODS OF FORMING SUPERELASTIC SEALS

Baker Hughes Incorporated...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,682

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

Parker-Hannifin Corporati...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,679

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

ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG, F...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,672

GEARBOX LUBRICATION SYSTEM

BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON I...

1. A rotorcraft, comprising:a body;
a first rotor blade;
a drive system operable to rotate the first rotor blade, the drive system comprising:
a first gearbox assembly comprising a gearbox;
a second gearbox assembly comprising a gearbox, wherein the first gearbox assembly is in mechanical communication with the second gearbox assembly to collectively rotate the first rotor blade;
a first lubrication system configured to deliver lubricant to the first gearbox assembly;
a second lubrication system configured to deliver lubricant to the second gearbox assembly;
an emergency valve that is operable to allow the first lubrication system to deliver lubricant to the second gearbox assembly when the valve is open; and
an emergency valve control unit operable to instruct the emergency valve to open.

US Pat. No. 10,190,664

TRANSMISSION DRIVE UNIT OF A SEAT ADJUSTING DEVICE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A transmission drive unit (1) of a seat adjusting device comprising:an electrical drive motor (2),
a spindle drive (3) comprising a spindle (30) which is configured to be driven by the drive
motor (2) and a nut (31) which is connected to a first seat component,
a housing (4), wherein the housing (4) is produced from a plastic material, the housing (4) including a first interface (5) configured to be attached to a second seat component, wherein the first interface (5) includes a through-hole extending through the plastic housing (4) and configured to receive a hinge pin, and the housing (4) further includes a first bearing surface (7) bearing the spindle (30) of the spindle drive (3), and
a metallic reinforcing element (13) arranged on an outer face of the housing (4) and extending partially around the first interface (5).

US Pat. No. 10,190,660

REVERSIBLE ROTATION GEARBOX AND APPLICATIONS THEREOF

1. A gearbox comprising:a first gear assembly having a first input gear selectively coupled to an input shaft and the first gear assembly also coupled to a connecting shaft, wherein the first gear assembly is configured to engage and provide a first rotational input to the connecting shaft in response to the input shaft rotating in a first direction wherein a first clutch is configured to disengage a force transmitted from the first gear assembly to a planetary gear assembly in response to the input shaft rotating in a second direction in which the second direction is rotationally opposite from the first direction;
a second gear assembly having a second input gear coupled to the input shaft, wherein the second input gear is configured to provide a second rotational input in response to the input shaft rotating in the first direction and to provide a third rotational input in response to the input shaft rotating in the second direction, in which the second rotational input and the third rotational input are rotationally opposite; and
the planetary gear assembly including a planet gear carrier, a plurality of planet gears and a ring gear assembly, wherein the planet gear carrier is coupled to the plurality of planet gears and to an output shaft, wherein the connecting shaft couples the first gear assembly to the plurality of planet gears and wherein the ring gear assembly couples the second input gear to the plurality of planet gears via the ring gear assembly, in which when the input shaft rotates in the first direction, the first rotational input from the first gear assembly and the second rotational input from the second gear assembly are combined to provide a first rotational output at the output shaft and when the input shaft rotates in the second direction, the first gear assembly is disengaged and the ring gear assembly is configured to provide the third rotational input in order to provide a second rotational output at the output shaft, the first and second rotational outputs being rotationally opposite.

US Pat. No. 10,190,647

BRAKE DISC

1. A brake disk, including:an outer disk, being substantially ring-shaped, a through hole being defined in a center thereof, the through hole defining a central axis, the central axis defining an axial direction, a first plane being defined as a plane perpendicular to the axial direction, the outer disk having an inner annular flange, the inner annular flange surrounding the through hole, the inner annular flange of the outer disk being formed with a plurality of connecting bridges arranged in intervals, each said connecting bridge extending radially toward the central axis of the through hole, an end of the connecting bridge remote from the inner annular flange of the outer disk having a protruding portion, a disposing hole being disposed axially through the protruding portion, the protruding portion and the inner annular edge of the outer disk having a predetermined distance radially therebetween;
an inner disk, coaxially disposed in the through hole of the outer disk and located on a same plane with the outer disk, a central portion of the inner disk having a hub connecting portion, the inner disk further having an outer annular flange, the outer annular flange being formed with a plurality of recessed portions arranged in intervals, the recessed portions corresponding to the protruding portions respectively, the recessed portion being disposed through the inner disk axially, a shape of the recessed portion substantially corresponding to a shape of the protruding portion so that the protruding portion is fittingly engaged with the recessed portion to prevent the inner disk from rotating relative to the outer disk, the recessed portion and the protruding portion having a gap therebetween, wherein the gap extends continuously along a whole inner fringe of the recessed portion, the protruding portion having a contour completely inside a contour of the recessed portion so that the protruding portion is movable in the recessed portion on the first plane;
a plurality of positioning members, each said positioning member disposed through the disposing hole to restrain the outer disk and the inner disk from moving axially relative to each other;wherein the outer disk and the inner disk are axially non-overlapping;wherein the inner disk includes an outer annular portion, a plurality of bridge portions and the hub connecting portion, each said bridge portion extends from an inner annular flange of the outer annular portion relative to the recessed portion toward the hub connecting portion and is connected with and between the outer annular portion and the hub connecting portion, a number of the bridge portions is twice a number of the recessed portions, a portion of the outer annular portion corresponding to each recessed portion is divergently extended with two of the bridge portions toward the hub connecting portion so that two of the bridge portions between any two adjacent recessed portions convergently extend to a specific position of the hub connecting portion, the connecting bridge includes two foot portions which are connected with the inner annular flange of the outer disk and the protruding portion, the two foot portions divergently extend from the protruding portion toward the inner annular flange of the outer disk so that the connecting bridge is substantially Y-shaped;
wherein each recessed portion has an opening toward the outer disk wherein the opening has a width larger than a maximum width of each protruding portion.

US Pat. No. 10,190,632

MACHINED CAGE FOR THRUST BALL BEARING, DESIGN METHOD OF THE SAME, AND THRUST BALL BEARING INCLUDING THE CAGE

NSK LTD., Tokyo (JP)

1. A copper alloy machined cage for a thrust ball bearing, the machined cage comprising a plurality of pockets which are configured to rollably hold balls and arranged in a circumferential direction,wherein an inner surface of a pocket includes a cylindrical surface, and a support surface which is continuous with the cylindrical surface and is configured to contact a ball in an axial direction,
wherein the cylindrical surface is formed with two protruding portions at an equal interval in a circumferential direction of the pocket, the two protruding portions protruding from the cylindrical surface at a ball insertion side of the pocket which is opposite to the support surface in the axial direction,
wherein the protruding portions are configured to prevent falling out of the ball from a ball insertion side opening of the pocket and are either elastically deformable or elastic-plastically deformable by the ball during insertion of the ball into the pocket, and
wherein if an inner diameter of a virtual circle which is formed by circular arc surfaces of the protruding portions is denoted as X, a diameter of the ball is denoted as Da, and a total interference amount of the two protruding portions with the ball in a radial direction is denoted as ?=Da?X, 0.001 Da wherein each of the protruding portions protrudes toward a center of the pockets by a predetermined amount to form a partial cylindrical circular arc surface, and the partial cylindrical circular arc surface extends from a ball insertion side end surface of the cage in an axial inward direction by a predetermined axial length.

US Pat. No. 10,190,607

COMPOSITE ACTUATOR PISTON HEAD ASSEMBLY

Goodrich Corporation, Ch...

1. An actuator comprising:a composite actuator rod tube having a tapered end;
an embedded bolt having a threaded end, wherein the embedded bolt has a complementary shape to the tapered end;
a nut configured to engage with the threaded end of the embedded bolt; and
a piston head concentrically surrounding the tapered end of the composite actuator rod tube, wherein the composite actuator rod tube extends through the piston head and terminates at an interface between the nut and the piston head.

US Pat. No. 10,190,603

POWER GENERATION FROM ATMOSPHERIC AIR PRESSURE

Spar Energy LLC, Montval...

1. An apparatus comprising:a chamber including an inlet that receives injected air and an outlet through which a mixture of the injected air and drawn-in ambient air exits, the chamber being defined by an enclosure having an exterior surface and an interior surface defining a substantially constant thickness;
an internal cone within the chamber between the inlet and the outlet, wherein the internal cone gradually increases in size from the inlet to the outlet, wherein a first end of the internal cone proximate to the inlet is narrower in size than a second end of the internal cone proximate to the outlet; and
a flow channel formed by space between the interior surface of the chamber and the internal cone, wherein a first interior surface of the flow channel is the interior surface of the chamber and a second interior surface of the flow channel is an exterior surface of the internal cone,
wherein the flow channel comprises:
an aperture, created by a slit extending through the substantially constant thickness of the chamber, through which ambient air external to the chamber is drawn into the flow channel; and
a velocity airfoil at a position on the second interior surface of the flow channel, the velocity airfoil spaced between the aperture and the inlet and along a longitudinal length of the flow channel.

US Pat. No. 10,190,602

COOLING FAN WITH MOVING BAFFLE

DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC., ...

1. A cooling fan with a moving baffle, provided for discharging dust in the cooling fan, the cooling fan comprising:a frame base, including a frame wall, combined to a bottom plate and a cover plate which are disposed on upper and lower sides of the frame wall respectively, and a containing space enclosed and defined by the frame wall, the bottom plate and the cover plate;
a vane wheel, installed in the containing space and forming a flow channel with the frame wall in the containing space, and provided for producing a cooling forced airflow when the vane wheel is in a forward rotation status and forming a strong wind area, and producing a dust discharging forced airflow when the vane wheel is in a reverse rotation status;
a moving baffle module, rotatably installed in the strong wind area of the flow channel and located between the frame wall and the vane wheel, the moving baffle module comprising a shaft extending into the strong wind area in a direction away from a surface of the bottom plate extending from the frame wall to the vane wheel, a baffle axially installed to the shaft, and a limit plate installed on a side of the baffle, the limit plate having a first lateral side and a second lateral side for limiting the rotating angle of the baffle, the baffle being configured to be driven by the dust discharging forced airflow to rotate with respect to the shaft such that the baffle sways between the first lateral side and the second lateral side of the limit plate to change the airflow distribution of the dust discharging forced airflow; and
a fin module, wherein an air outlet is enclosed and defined by the frame wall, the bottom plate and the cover plate, the air outlet is communicated with the containing space, and the fin module is installed at the air outlet,
wherein the baffle of the moving baffle module has a fixed end axially installed to the shaft and a free end extending with respect to the shaft, and the free end of the baffle is configured to sway at a side of the fin module, and
wherein the frame base has at least one dust discharging opening configured to be corresponsive to the periphery of the strong wind area, and the dust discharging forced airflow is guided by the moving baffle module to discharge the dust from the dust discharging opening to the outside;
wherein the baffle has a first side surface and a second side surface located oppositely; the cooling forced airflow is guided to the air outlet through the first side surface and the second side surface; one part of the dust discharging forced airflow flows back to a periphery of the vane wheel through the first side surface, and another part of the dust discharging forced airflow flows to the dust discharging opening through the second side surface.

US Pat. No. 10,190,587

MOTOR-DRIVEN COMPRESSOR

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA J...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,583

POSITIVE DISPLACEMENT PUMP

MHWIRTH GMBH, Erkelenz (...

1. A positive displacement pump comprising:a drive unit; and
a pump unit comprising,
at least one inline valve unit comprising an external dimension,
four connecting and/or spacing devices, the four connecting and/or spacing devices being arranged in a rectangular shape so that a spacing exists between any two of the four connecting and/or spacing devices, and
a pair of flanges which are connected to each other via the four connecting and/or spacing devices,
wherein,
in an operating position, the at least one inline valve unit is clamped between the pair of flanges,
the at least one inline valve unit is configured to be displaced without removing any of the four connecting and/or spacing devices and without changing a spacing between the pair of flanges and the four connecting and/or spacing devices, and
the spacing between at least two of the four connecting and/or spacing devices is greater than the external dimension of the at least one inline valve unit.

US Pat. No. 10,190,581

CONTROLLING FLUID OPERATIONS FOR MACHINE SYSTEMS

RPM INDUSTRIES, LLC, Was...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,580

SOLAR DRIVE CONTROL SYSTEM FOR OIL PUMP JACKS

Raptor Lift Solutions, LL...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a regenerative variable frequency drive configured to generate energy from vertical reciprocating motion of a pump jack during normal operation of the pump jack, the regenerative variable frequency drive comprising a DC buss; and
a DC capacitor bank configured to be electrically connected to the DC buss of the regenerative variable frequency drive,
wherein when the DC capacitor bank is electrically connected to the DC buss of the regenerative variable frequency drive, at least a portion of energy required to operate the pump jack to produce petroleum hydrocarbons is obtained from the generated energy from the vertical reciprocating motion of the pump jack, further wherein said generated energy is stored in the DC capacitor bank, and removed from the DC capacitor bank to the DC buss of the regenerative variable frequency drive.

US Pat. No. 10,190,575

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,573

BLADE CONTROL APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR WIND POWER GENERATOR, AND WIND POWER GENERATOR USING THE SAME

Doosan Heavy Industries C...

1. A wind power generator comprising:a blade formed of carbon fiber material and comprising a conductive region having electrical conductivity in the carbon fiber material;
a detector configured to detect a change in an electrical resistance of a section of the conductive region of the carbon fiber; and
a determination unit configured to receive the detected change in the electrical resistance that has been transmitted from the detector, compare the detected change in the electrical resistance to a predetermined value, and determine the blade is in a normal state when the detected change is less than or equal to the predetermined value and the blade is in an abnormal state when the detected change is more than the predetermined value,
wherein the blade comprises a skin, a spar cap, and a shear web,
the shear web and the spar cap are entirely formed of the carbon material so that the conductive region is formed in the shear web and in the spar cap, and the conductive region encompasses, the shear web, the spar cap, and an interface between the shear web and the spar cap.

US Pat. No. 10,190,565

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

GE RENEWABLE TECHNOLOGIES...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,560

CAMERA BASED VEHICLE START-STOP FEATURE

MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC., ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,556

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LUBRICATING A CRYOGENIC PUMP

Caterpillar Inc., Deerfi...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,550

CONDENSATE DISPERSION ASSEMBLY

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,544

SUPERCHARGER WITH EXHAUST GAS RECIRCULATION

Ford Global Technologies,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,537

ENGINE AND BAND CLAMP

MRA Systems, Inc., Balti...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,527

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. 10,190,521

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. 10,190,515

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. 10,190,510

FUEL STORAGE APPARATUS

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

1. A fuel storage apparatus comprising:a fuel tank;
a heat exchanger that performs heat exchange between fuel inside the fuel tank and a heat exchange medium;
a fuel pipe that is provided inside the fuel tank and that delivers the fuel to the heat exchanger; and
a medium pipe that is provided outside the fuel tank and that delivers the heat exchange medium to the heat exchanger,
the heat exchanger comprising:
a first joint provided inside the fuel tank and connectable to the fuel pipe; and
a second joint provided outside the fuel tank and connectable to the medium pipe.

US Pat. No. 10,190,506

TURBOMACHINE BYPASS FLOW DIVERTING ASSEMBLY AND METHOD

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

1. A turbomachine exhaust flow diverting assembly, comprising:an outer flow diverter distributed about a rotational axis of a turbomachine, the outer flow diverter moveable between a first position and a second position;
a main bypass flow passage extending between a core engine outer housing and a main bypass flow outer housing;
a third stream bypass flow passage extending between the main bypass flow outer housing and a third stream outer housing;
wherein the main bypass flow outer housing defines an area upstream of the outer flow diverter that permits bypass flow from the main bypass flow passage and bypass flow from the third stream bypass flow passage to mix into a mixed flow;
wherein the outer flow diverter in the first position permits more of the mixed flow through the main bypass flow passage and less of the mixed flow through the third stream bypass flow passage; and
wherein the outer flow diverter in the second position permits more of the mixed flow through the third stream bypass flow passage and less of the mixed flow through the main bypass flow passage.

US Pat. No. 10,190,497

COUNTER-ROTATING LOW PRESSURE TURBINE WITHOUT TURBINE EXHAUST CASE

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

1. A gas turbine engine comprising:a compressor section;
a combustor section downstream of the compressor section;
a turbine section downstream of the combustor section;
a mid-turbine frame configured to support the turbine section, the mid-turbine frame extending to an outer case portion;
at least one shaft defining an axis of rotation, the at least one shaft driven by the turbine section; and
wherein the turbine section comprises
an inner rotor directly driving the shaft, the inner rotor including an inner set of blades,
an outer rotor positioned immediately adjacent to the outer case portion and having an outer set of blades interspersed with the inner set of blades, the outer rotor configured to rotate in an opposite direction about the axis of rotation from the inner rotor, and
a gear system mounted to the mid-turbine frame and coupling the outer rotor to drive the at least one shaft, wherein the gear system is positioned downstream of the combustor section;
a first bearing supporting a fore end of the outer rotor for rotation relative to the mid-turbine frame structure;
a second bearing supporting an aft end of the outer rotor for rotation relative to the shaft; and
a third bearing supporting the shaft for rotation relative to a non-rotating structure of the gear system, wherein the first and third bearings are radially aligned with each other in an overlapping relationship.

US Pat. No. 10,190,496

TURBOFAN ENGINE BEARING AND GEARBOX ARRANGEMENT

United Technologies Corpo...

1. A turbofan engine (300; 600; 700) comprising:a fan shaft (120) configured to rotate about an axis (500) of the engine;
a fan drive gear system (60) configured to drive the fan shaft, the fan drive gear system having a plurality of gears (84) carried by a carrier (86) and having a gear length LG along an externally toothed portion and a centerplane (540) extending centrally through said externally toothed portion;
a first spool comprising:
a high pressure turbine (326); and
a high pressure compressor (324);
a second spool comprising:
an intermediate pressure turbine (328);
a lower pressure compressor; and
a shaft (334) coupling the intermediate pressure turbine to the lower pressure compressor;
a third spool comprising:
a lower pressure turbine (330) coupled to the fan drive gear system to drive the fan;
a core flowpath (506); and
a plurality of main bearings,wherein:the turbofan engine has a single stage fan;
of the main bearings, at least one is a shaft-engaging bearing engaging a driving shaft (336) coupled to the fan drive gear system;
a closest (340; 640) of the shaft-engaging bearings engaging the driving shaft behind the fan drive gear system has a centerplane (550) and a characteristic radius (RB);
the half angle (?) of a virtual cone (530) intersecting the core flowpath inboard boundary at the gear system centerplane (540) and said closest of the shaft-engaging bearings at the characteristic radius (RB) is greater than 32°; and
a hub-to-tip ratio (HR:FR) of the fan is less than 0.38.

US Pat. No. 10,190,495

GEARED TURBOFAN ENGINE WITH INTER-SHAFT DEFLECTION FEATURE

United Technologies Corpo...

1. A turbine engine comprising:a compressor section including a first compressor section and a second compressor section;
a turbine section including a first turbine section driving the first compressor section through an inner shaft and a second turbine section driving the second compressor section through an outer shaft, wherein the outer shaft includes an aft end;
a bearing assembly supporting rotation of the outer shaft, the bearing assembly spaced axially forward of the aft end;
a bumper located between the inner shaft and the outer shaft for accommodating interaction between the inner shaft and the outer shaft, wherein the aft end of the outer shaft is disposed annularly about the bumper; and
a fastening member attached to the aft end of the outer shaft for securing a portion of the bearing assembly to the outer shaft, wherein the fastening member is spaced axially aft of the bearing assembly within an axial length disposed at least partially about the bumper.

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. 10,190,484

CONTROL APPARATUS FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

1. An internal combustion engine comprising:a turbine arranged in an exhaust passage of the internal combustion engine and configured to be driven by exhaust gas;
a first compressor arranged in an intake passage of the internal combustion engine and configured to be driven by the turbine and to supercharge intake air;
an exhaust energy adjustment device configured to adjust an amount of exhaust energy recovered by the turbine and by controlling an amount of the exhaust gas in the exhaust passage that is directed to the turbine during operation of the internal combustion engine to thereby change a power of the first compressor;
a second compressor arranged in the intake passage and configured to be driven by a power other than exhaust gas and to supercharge intake air;
wherein the intake passage on a downstream side of the first compressor is connected to the intake passage on a downstream side of the second compressor;
a supercharging control device configured to switch between execution of supercharging by the second compressor when the second compressor is driven with the power other than exhaust gas and stopping supercharging by the second compressor when the second compressor is no longer driven with the power other than exhaust gas; and
a control apparatus comprising an internal combustion engine controller;
wherein the internal combustion engine controller includes a non-transitory computer-readable memory storing executable-programmed instructions to:
control the exhaust energy adjustment device such that, when supercharging by the second compressor is required at a time of a request to increase engine torque, the power of the first compressor is increased to a designated power value or greater than the designated power value by increasing an amount of the exhaust gas directed to the turbine; and
control the supercharging control device such that, upon an elapse of a delay time that is started when the power of the first compressor is increased to the designated power value or greater than the designated power value, supercharging by the second compressor is started by driving the second compressor with the power other than exhaust gas.

US Pat. No. 10,190,468

SENSOR ELEMENT AND EXHAUST GAS SENSOR HAVING A SENSOR ELEMENT

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A sensor element comprising:a sensor arrangement; and
a heating arrangement configured to heat the sensor arrangement, and including an electrically conductive heating structure that is at least partially electrically insulated from the sensor arrangement by electrical insulation having an electrically insulating material, wherein:
the electrically insulating material has gas-tight sintered particles; and
the gas-tight sintered particles include forsterite particles, spinel particles, or a mixture of forsterite particles and spinel particles.

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. 10,190,425

FLOW SPLITTING FIRST VANE SUPPORT FOR GAS TURBINE ENGINE

United Technologies Corpo...

1. A gas turbine engine comprising:an engine static structure having a fluid port;
a turbine vane supported relative to the engine static structure and including a cooling passage;
a flow splitter provided between the engine static structure and the turbine vane, the flow splitter configured to divide a flow upstream from the flow splitter into a first fluid flow provided to the fluid port and a second fluid flow provided to the cooling passage; and
a locating feature between the flow splitter and the engine static structure configured to circumferentially affix the flow splitter to the engine static structure, wherein the engine static structure includes one of a fork and a tab, and the flow splitter includes the other of the fork and the tab, the tab received in the fork and comprising the locating feature.

US Pat. No. 10,190,417

TURBINE BUCKET HAVING NON-AXISYMMETRIC ENDWALL CONTOUR AND PROFILE

General Electric Company,...

1. A turbine bucket comprising:an airfoil having: a suction side; a pressure side opposing the suction side; a leading edge spanning between the pressure side and the suction side; and a trailing edge opposing the leading edge and spanning between the pressure side and the suction side; and
a base connected with a first end of the airfoil along the suction side, pressure side, trailing edge and the leading edge, the base including a non-axisymmetric endwall contour proximate a junction between the base and the airfoil,
wherein the non-axisymmetric endwall contour includes a thickened area having an approximately zero percent to approximately 10 percent pitch as measured from the suction side of the airfoil and a passage trough having a depression with an apex at approximately 15-20 percent of a chord length of the suction side of the airfoil,
wherein the thickened area has an apex at approximately 65 percent to approximately 85 percent of an axial chord length of the endwall.

US Pat. No. 10,190,416

BLADE CASCADE FOR TURBO MACHINE

MTU Aero Engines AG, Mun...

1. A blade cascade for a turbomachine comprising:a plurality of identical blade groups situated next to each other in a circumferential direction, each blade group including:
a first individual blade having a first vane containing a first blade profile and a first side wall and the first side wall further including a first radial inner side wall,
a second individual blade differing from the first individual blade and having a second vane containing a second blade profile and a second side wall, the second side wall having a different contouring than the first side wall, the second side wall further including a second radial inner side wall that circumferentially adjoins to the first radial inner side wall, the first radial inner side wall and the second radial inner side wall, respectively, having radial depressions defined therein, and
a circumferential working fluid flow channel of each blade group that is at least partially defined by the circumferentially adjoined first and second radial inner side walls.

US Pat. No. 10,190,392

LANDFILL GAS WELLHEAD MONITORING AND CONTROL SYSTEM

OptiRTC, Inc., Boston, M...

10. A method of managing landfill gases in a landfill, the method comprising:(a) receiving a first set of wellhead parameter values associated with a first wellhead;
(b) receiving a second set of wellhead parameter values associated with a second wellhead, the first and second wellheads being separate and distinct wellheads within the landfill;
(c) receiving external parameter values;
(d) receiving information regarding positions of first and second control valves of the first and second wellheads, respectively, wherein the positions of the first and second control valves have been set as a function of the external parameter values and a comparison of at least one of the first and second sets of wellhead parameter values to a respective wellhead threshold value; and
(e) determining whether the position of one of the first and second control valves should be changed to a new position as a function of the position of the other of the first and second control valves and, if so, sending a control signal comprising the new position to the respective control valve, and selectively modifying the position of the one of the first and second control valves based on the control signal,
wherein the external parameter values comprise data from at least one external resource predictive of weather conditions at the landfill.

US Pat. No. 10,190,391

VALVE, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMPLETION, STIMULATION AND SUBSEQUENT RE-STIMULATION OF WELLS FOR HYDROCARBON PRODUCTION

TRICAN COMPLETION SOLUTIO...

1. A valve for inclusion or insertion in a tubular, the valve comprising:a substantially cylindrical outer valve housing having radially extending side ports;
an inner sliding sleeve mounted axially movable inside the valve housing; and
a seat arranged for receiving a drop ball, dart or falling device for operating the valve,
wherein the seat is built in such a way that it can partially or completely be removed or drilled out from the valve by a drilling tool providing for restrictionless passage through the valve,
wherein the inner sliding sleeve further comprises a first or upper profile arranged at a first or upper end of the inner sliding sleeve and a second or lower profile arranged at a second or lower end of the inner sliding sleeve,
wherein the first or upper profile of the inner sliding sleeve and the second or lower profile of the inner sliding sleeve are configured to be engaged with an activating or shifting tool inserted and run in the tubular after the seat has been partially or completely removed or drilled out from the valve in order to operate the valve from an open to a closed position and/or vice versa,
wherein an inner wall of the valve housing comprises a first shoulder configured to retain the valve in an open position,
wherein the inner wall of the valve housing comprises a second shoulder configured to retain the valve in a closed position,
wherein the first or upper profile of the inner sliding sleeve is configured to be pulled or pushed by the activating or shifting tool in order to operate the valve from an open to a closed position, after the seat has been partially or completely removed or drilled out from the valve, and
wherein the second or lower profile of the inner sliding sleeve is configured to be pulled or pushed by the activating or shifting tool in order to operate the valve from a closed to an open position, after the seat has been partially or completely removed or drilled out from the valve.

US Pat. No. 10,190,375

CONNECTION DEVICE FOR CONNECTING A SECONDARY CIRCUIT TO A DRILLING ELEMENT FOR THE CIRCULATION OF DRILLING FLUIDS IN AN OIL WELL

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

1. A connection device for connecting a secondary circuit for circulation of drilling fluids to a drilling element comprising an axial hole and a radial bore in communication with said axial hole; a safety valve assembly associated with said radial bore, the safety valve assembly comprises a valve body and at least one obstructor for taking at least two operating configurations;said connection device comprises:
a central body comprising:
a first connection portion for effecting a sealed connection to said secondary circuit;
a second connection portion for effecting a sealed connection to said radial bore;
an intake duct, interposed between said connection portions, for conducting said drilling fluids;
a clamping system, for connecting the connection device to the drilling element;
only one opening device for selectively opening and closing, at least partially, the radial bore by acting upon the valve assembly;
only one coupling device for connecting said opening device to said valve assembly;
wherein:
said opening device is adapted to selectively open and close, at least partially, said radial bore by acting upon a first obstructor of the valve assembly through at least one rotary movement;
said coupling device is for coupling to a clamping element comprised in the first obstructor, so that said the at least one rotary movement of said opening device is transferred to said first obstructor in order to selectively open and close, at least partially, said radial bore in a secure manner.

US Pat. No. 10,190,364

HORIZONTAL BLIND AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING HORIZONTAL BLIND

TACHIKAWA CORPORATION, T...

1. A horizontal blind comprising:a head box;
a plurality of ladder cords suspended from the head box, each of the ladder cords having first and second warp threads and a weft provided between the two warp threads at each of a plurality of rungs of the ladder cords;
a plurality of slats each supported by the weft at each respective rung of the ladder cords; and
a plurality of lifting and lowering cords suspended from the head box, wherein each of the plurality of slats is configured to be turned by operating a ladder cord of the plurality of ladder cords and capable of being lifted or lowered by lifting or lowering the plurality of lifting and lowering cords,
wherein the weft at each rung of the ladder cords is formed of first and second weft threads, only one intersecting portion is formed by the first and second weft threads, wherein the slat is inserted into a space which is formed between the first and second weft threads, at a location between the intersecting portion and the first warp thread, and at least one of the lifting and lowering cords is inserted into a space which is formed between the first and second weft threads at a location between the intersecting portion and the second warp thread,
wherein the first weft thread is located above the second weft thread on the first warp thread, and the second weft thread is located above the first weft thread on the second warp thread.

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. 10,190,350

RETRACTING DEVICE

SUGATSUNE KOGYO CO., LTD....

1. A retracting device, comprising:a base;
a moving body which can catch a trigger and relatively move from a stop position to a retracted position with respect to the base; and
a tension coil spring for relatively moving the moving body which has caught the trigger from the stop position to the retracted position with respect to the base to apply force for assisting a closing operation or an opening operation to a door or a furniture component,
wherein the tension coil spring is an initially-tensioned spring in which adjacent turns of the tension coil are closely contacted and which has initial tension in a direction in which the adjacent turns are closely contacted as the adjacent turns are pushed against each other when it is in a natural length; and
wherein a difference of a restoring force of the tension coil spring between the retracted position and the stop position is decreased.

US Pat. No. 10,190,339

SECUREMENT DEVICE FOR USE IN VEHICLES

Hornady Manufacturing Com...

1. A securement device for removable mounting in a vehicle, the device including:a mounting device including a rigid mounting plate, said plate having a through aperture extending between opposite sides thereof, said mounting device further including a selectively inflatable pillow mounted on the plate and a pump connected in flow communication with the pillow through a tube and operable to effect at least partial inflation of the pillow, and a valve operable associated with at least one of the pillow, tube and pump and operable to selectively release pressurized fluid from the pillow;
an attachment device secured to the plate and being selectively rotatable relative to the plate and fixable in a selected rotated position relative to the plate, said attachment device including first and second rims with a portion of at least one of the rims extending into the aperture with the first rim having a first flange portion positioned on a first side of said plate and the second rim having a second flange portion positioned on a second side of said plate, said attachment device including means adapted to mount a firearm retainer to the securement device; and
a tether secured to at least one of the mounting device and the attachment device and operable to secure the mounting device to a portion of a vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,190,329

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND ASSEMBLIES FOR COVERING AN END OF A POST

Jacob Kobelt, Langley (C...

12. An apparatus for covering an end of a post, the apparatus comprising:a cover body defining a recess and comprising a means for aligning the cover body relative to the post when the end of the post is received in the recess, wherein the means for aligning comprises a plurality of means, in the recess and surrounding a central axis of the cover body, for guiding respective ones of a plurality of vertex regions adjacent respective ones of a plurality of vertices at the end of the post, wherein each of the plurality of means for guiding comprises two generally parallel and spaced-apart members defining a respective channel extending obliquely relative to the central axis of the cover body, wherein the cover body defines sufficient clearance in the recess to receive, in the recess, a generally planar end surface at the end of the post when the plurality of vertex regions are received in respective ones of the channels, the generally planar end surface extending between corner edges of the post extending between respective pairs of the plurality of vertices at the end of the post; and
a means for fastening the cover body to the end of the post.

US Pat. No. 10,190,306

ANTI-OSCILLATION VALVE

Jay R. Smith Manufacturin...

1. A trap primer for maintaining water levels in a drain trap in a building having a building water supply line, the trap primer comprising:a supply line connection configured for coupling to the building water supply line;
an anti-oscillation valve comprising:
a body having a water supply bore provided therethrough, the bore including portions defining an inlet and an outlet, the inlet being coupled to the supply line connection;
a first bore shoulder formed in the bore;
a filter screen retained engaged on the first bore shoulder;
a second bore shoulder formed in the bore;
an anti-oscillation valve disc freely resting on the second bore shoulder, the anti-oscillation valve disc having a valve disc orifice defined therethrough and communicating the inlet with the outlet; and
the anti-oscillation valve disc being retained between the first bore shoulder and the second bore shoulder; and
a chamber coupled to the outlet of the anti-oscillation valve;
a valve located in the chamber, the valve being moveable between a first position preventing water flow to the drain trap and a second position permitting water to flow to the drain trap.

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. 10,190,271

ADJUSTABLE MODULES FOR VARIABLE DEPTH STRUCTURES

University of Notre Dame ...

1. A structural plane for forming a variable depth structure having a first end and a second end comprising:a plurality of adjustable modules, each module comprising:
a first link with a first end and a second end;
a second link with a first end and a second end operably connected to the first end of the first link with an upper revolute joint;
a third link with a first end and a second end operably connected to the first end of the second link with a first lateral revolute joint;
a fourth link with a first end and a second end operably connected to the first end of the third link with a lower revolute joint and operably connected to the first link at a second lateral revolute joint;
an upper chord connecting the upper revolute joint of one of the plurality of adjustable modules to the upper revolute of an adjacent one of the plurality of adjustable modules;
a lower chord connecting the lower revolute joint of the one of the plurality of adjustable modules to the lower revolute of the adjacent one of the plurality of adjustable modules;
wherein the second lateral revolute joint of the one of the plurality of adjustable modules is operably connected to the first lateral revolute joint of the adjacent one of the plurality of adjustable modules;
wherein the first and second ends of the structural plane are restrained;
wherein the first lateral revolute joint of one of the plurality of adjustable modules nearest a first end of the structural plane is a first ultimate lateral revolute joint;
wherein the second lateral revolute joint of one of the plurality of adjustable modules nearest a second end of the structural plane is a second ultimate revolute joint; and
wherein the first end is operably connected to the first ultimate lateral revolute joint, and the second end is operably connected to the second ultimate lateral revolute joint.

US Pat. No. 10,190,270

SLEWING ASSEMBLY FOR A COLD PLANER

Caterpillar Paving Produc...

1. A slewing assembly for providing a rotational movement of a loading conveyor pivotally supported on a cold planer, the slewing assembly comprising:a frame-side structure extending from a frame towards the loading conveyor;
a conveyor-side structure extending from the loading conveyor towards the frame-side structure;
a shaft pin disposed about a vertical axis, and pivotally connecting the frame-side structure and the conveyor-side structure;
one or more frame bearings disposed about the shaft pin between the frame-side structure and the conveyor-side structure;
an actuator arrangement connected to the shaft pin and configured to generate a controlled bi-directional rotational movement of the shaft pin; and
a spline arrangement formed on the shaft pin and configured to transfer the controlled bi-directional rotational movement of the shaft pin as a controlled bi-directional rotational movement of the conveyor-side structure, wherein the controlled bi-directional rotational movement of the conveyor-side structure provides the rotational movement of the loading conveyor, about the vertical axis, with respect to the frame.

US Pat. No. 10,190,259

PNEUMATIC DUST HOOD WITH PLUG PREVENTER

Brunn Air Systems, Inc., ...

1. A pneumatic hood, comprising:a hood body having an outlet;
an elongate, open inlet provided in one face of the hood body and extending substantially the entirety of a width of the hood body, the inlet being much wider than it is high;
an inlet flap hingedly connected to and contiguous with the hood body to define a central portion of the inlet, the inlet flap extending over only a portion of the width of the inlet;
one or more actuators coupled to the inlet flap to move the inlet flap so as to selectively and temporarily increase the size of the central portion of the inlet.

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. 10,190,083

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PATTERNING AN INTERFACE

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. A coating interfacing device (999) for forming a defined interface between separated coatings, the device (999) comprising:a well (100) comprising an elastomeric bottom surface (200),
a slit (300) formed into the elastomeric bottom surface (200),
a removable divider (400) inserted into the slit (300) to create a closeable gap (310) and to divide the well (100) into a first compartment (110) and a second compartment (120), wherein the first compartment (110) comprises a first elastomeric bottom surface (210) and the second compartment (120) comprises a second elastomeric bottom surface (220),
the first elastomeric bottom surface (210) and the second elastomeric bottom surface (220) each lined with a designated coating,
wherein the divider (400) is removed to close the gap (310), whereby the designated coating lined on the first elastomeric bottom surface (210) interfaces with the designated coating lined on the second elastomeric bottom surface (220).

US Pat. No. 10,190,053

PYROLYSIS OF LIGNIN

Iowa State University Res...

1. A method of fast pyrolysis, said method comprising:(a) providing a technical lignin;
(b) treating the technical lignin with an alkali metal hydroxide or an alkaline earth metal hydroxide in an amount of from over 4% (w/w) to 20% (w/w) under conditions effective to reduce agglomeration, during pyrolysis, compared to when the technical lignin is not subjected to said treating; and
(c) pyrolyzing the treated technical lignin in continuous mode for 1 to 3 hours to produce pyrolysis products.

US Pat. No. 10,190,048

LIQUID-CRYSTALLINE MEDIUM AND LIQUID-CRYSTAL DISPLAY COMPRISING THE SAME

Merck Patent GmbH, Darms...

1. A liquid-crystalline medium comprisinga) one or more compounds selected from the group of compounds of formulae I-1 and I-2

in which
R11 and R12 independently of each other denote H or alkyl with 1 to 5 C atoms, and
b) one or more compounds selected from the group of compounds of formulae II and III

in which
R21 denotes an unsubstituted alkyl radical having 1 to 7 C atoms, an unsubstituted alkenyl radical having 2 to 7 C atoms or an unsubstituted alkoxy radical having 1 to 6 C atoms,
R22 denotes an unsubstituted alkyl radical having 1 to 7 C atoms, an unsubstituted alkoxy radical having 1 to 6 C atoms or an unsubstituted alkenyloxy radical having 2 to 6 C atoms, and
l denotes 0 or 1,
R31 denotes an unsubstituted alkyl radical having 1 to 7 C atoms or an unsubstituted alkenyl radical having 2 to 7 C atoms,
R32 denotes an unsubstituted alkyl radical having 1 to 7 C atoms, an unsubstituted alkoxy radical having 1 to 6 C atoms or an unsubstituted alkenyloxy radical having 2 to 6 C atoms, and
denotes

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. 10,190,037

COMPOSITION AND METHOD FOR RECOVERING HYDROCARBON FLUIDS FROM A SUBTERRANEAN RESERVOIR

Ecolab USA Inc., St. Pau...

1. A method of modifying the permeability to water of a subterranean formation, the method comprising:introducing into the subterranean formation a composition comprising crosslinked expandable polymeric microparticles having an unexpanded volume average particle size diameter from about 0.05 to about 2,000 microns,
wherein the microparticles comprise labile internal crosslinks with a crosslinking agent content from about 50 to about 200,000 ppm of at least one labile crosslinker based on a molar ratio of said polymeric microparticles, wherein the labile crosslinks are capable of cleavage at or below neutral pH,
wherein the microparticles comprise from 0 to about 900 ppm of at least one non-labile crosslinker based on a molar ratio of said polymeric microparticles, and
wherein the at least one labile crosslinker is selected from at least one of the following structures 1-11, 13, and 15-26:

US Pat. No. 10,190,015

PASSIVATION LAYER COMPRISING A PHOTOCROSSLINKED FLUOROPOLYMER

THE CHEMOURS COMPANY FC, ...

1. A passivation layer comprising a layer of a photocrosslinked coating composition disposed on at least a portion of a substrate, wherein the coating composition consists essentially of:i) a photocrosslinkable fluoropolymer having repeat units comprising:
(a) a fluoroolefin;
(b) an alkyl vinyl ether wherein the alkyl group is a C1 to C6 straight or a C3 to C6 branched or cyclic saturated hydrocarbon radical; and
(c) a vinyl epoxide;
ii) a photoacid generator;
iii) an optional photosensitizer; and
iv) a carrier medium;
wherein the photocrosslinkable fluoropolymer has a number average molecular weight in the range of from 20,000 to 300,000, and, wherein the layer of photocrosslinked coating composition has a dielectric constant in the range of from 1 to 5 when measured at 100 kHz, and wherein the layer of the photocrosslinked coating composition having a thickness in the range of from 0.01 micrometers to 300 micrometers has photocrosslinked features having a minimum width that is the larger of a) about 10 percent the thickness of the coating composition or b) 0.5 micrometers.

US Pat. No. 10,190,004

PEELABLE COATING

Skudo Group Pty Ltd, Rob...

1. A method of applying a peelable and temporary protective coating to a floor during a construction phase of a commercial or residential premises, the method including the steps of:applying a liquid to the floor for forming a base layer, the base layer being peelable from the floor when dry; and
applying a pre-manufactured reinforcing layer atop the base layer while wet, and removing the base layer and reinforcing layer together after the phase.

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. 10,189,953

TEMPERATURE-RESISTANT SILICONE RESINS

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. A modified silicone resin of Formula (II):
wherein:
R6, R7, R8, R9, R10, and R11 are each independently selected from a group consisting of H, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, and aryl;
X is selected from the group consisting of arylene, transition metal, cyclosiloxane, silsesquioxane;
t ranges from 1 to 10;
y ranges from 1 to 200; and
z ranges from 1 to 1,000, wherein the resin of Formula (II) has a viscosity ranging from about 500 cSt to about 10,000 cSt.

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. 10,189,931

GRAFT POLYMER AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

NITTO BOSEKI CO., LTD., ...

1. A polyamine graft polymer obtained by polymerizing a polyamine derivative obtained by a reaction between (a) a polymer compound having at least one amino group and (b) a compound having at least one epoxy group; and (c) an ethylenically unsaturated monomer,wherein the polymer compound having at least one amino group (a) is selected from the group consisting of an ethyleneimine (co)polymer having a structure represented by general formula (1), a vinylamine (co)polymer having a structure represented by general formula (2), an allylamine (co)polymer having a structure represented by general formula (3), a diallylamine (co)polymer having a structure represented by general formula (4), and an acrylic amine (co)polymer having a structure represented by general formula (5) (in the following general formulae, n is an integer of from 10 to 200000, m is an integer of from 5 to 18000, 1 is an integer of from 5 to 15000, o is an integer of from 10 to 10000, and p is an integer of from 1 to 100)

and wherein the ethylenically unsaturated monomer (c) is selected from the group consisting of a vinyl monomer, a styrene monomer, a methacrylate monomer, an acrylate monomer, an acrylamide monomer, an allyl monomer, a diallyl monomer, and an unsaturated carboxylic acid.

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. 10,189,925

RAPID CURE POLYMERIC RESINS

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. A polymer of formula (I):
wherein:
each instance of R1 is —C1-5—O—C1-5—O—C1-5—;
each instance of R2 is the same or different and is selected from

 each instance of R24 is independently selected from hydrogen, alkyl, or alkoxy;
“Linker” is of formula (II):

c is less than 1.0;
d is 0 when c is 0; and
a+b+d is from about 7 to about 38.

US Pat. No. 10,189,923

PRODUCING POLYOLEFIN PRODUCTS

Univation Technologies, L...

1. A method of polymerizing olefins within a polymerization reactor to produce a polyolefin polymer with a multimodal composition distribution, comprising contacting ethylene and a comonomer with a catalyst system, wherein the catalyst system comprises a first catalyst compound and a second catalyst compound that are co-supported to form a commonly supported catalyst system, wherein the first catalyst compound comprises the following formula:(C5HaR1b)(C5HcR2d)HfX2
wherein each R1 is independently H, a hydrocarbyl group, a substituted hydrocarbyl group, or a heteroatom group; each R2 is independently H, a hydrocarbyl group, a substituted hydrocarbyl group, or a heteroatom group; a and c are ?3; a+b=c+d=5; at least one R1 and at least one R2 is a hydrocarbyl or substituted hydrocarbyl group; adjacent groups R1 and R2 groups are optionally coupled to form a ring; and each X is independently a leaving group selected from a labile hydrocarbyl, substituted hydrocarbyl, or heteroatom group, or a divalent radical that links to an R1 or R2 group; and the second catalyst compound comprises the following formula:

wherein each R3 is independently H, a hydrocarbyl group, a substituted hydrocarbyl group, or a heteroatom group; R4 is a hydrocarbyl group, a substituted hydrocarbyl group, or a heteoatom group; each R5 is independently H, a hydrocarbyl group, a substituted hydrocarbyl group, or a heteroatom group; wherein R3, R4, and R5 are the same or different; and each X is independently a leaving group selected from a labile hydrocarbyl, a substituted hydrocarbyl, a heteroatom group, or a divalent radical that links to an R3, R4, or R5 group.

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. 10,189,916

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. 10,189,858

DEUTERIUM-ENRICHED ISOINDOLINONYL-PIPERIDINONYL CONJUGATES AND OXOQUINAZOLIN-3(4H)-YL-PIPERIDINONYL CONJUGATES AND METHODS OF TREATING MEDICAL DISORDERS USING SAME

DeuteRx, LLC, Andover, M...

1. A deuterium-enriched compound, wherein the compound is selected from the group consisting of:(i) a compound of Formula II represented by:

or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof; wherein Z is H or D, provided that the abundance of deuterium in Z is at least 30%,
(ii) a compound of Formula III represented by:

or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof; wherein Z is H or D, provided that the abundance of deuterium in Z is at least 30%,
(iii) a compound of Formula IV represented by:

or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof; wherein Z is H or D, provided that the abundance of deuterium in Z is at least 30%, and
(iv) a compound of Formula IV represented by:

or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof; wherein Z is H or D, provided that the abundance of deuterium in Z is at least 30%.

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. 10,189,832

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. 10,189,828

1-METHYLPYRAZOLE-PIPERAZINE COMPOUNDS HAVING MULTIMODAL ACTIVITY AGAINST PAIN

LABORATORIOS DEL DR. ESTE...

1. A compound of formula (I):
wherein
n is 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6;
Y—W is CRY—N;
X is a bond or —CR6R6—;
R1 is substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted aryl, or substituted or unsubstituted heterocyclyl;
R2 is substituted or unsubstituted C1-6 alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C2-6 alkenyl, substituted or unsubstituted C2-6 alkynyl, substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted aryl, or substituted or unsubstituted heterocyclyl;
R3 is hydrogen, substituted or unsubstituted C1-6 alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C2-6 alkenyl, substituted or unsubstituted C2-6 alkynyl, substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted aryl, substituted or unsubstituted heterocyclyl, substituted or unsubstituted alkylcycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted alkylaryl, or substituted or unsubstituted alkylheterocyclyl;
R4, R4? , R4? and R4?? are independently selected from hydrogen or unsubstituted C1-6 alkyl, unsubstituted C2-6 alkenyl, and unsubstituted C2-6 alkynyl;
R5 and R5? are independently selected from hydrogen or unsubstituted C1-6 alkyl, unsubstituted C2-6 alkenyl, and unsubstituted C2-6 alkynyl;
R6 is selected from hydrogen, halogen, —OR7, substituted or unsubstituted C1-6 alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C2-6 alkenyl, substituted or unsubstituted C2-6 alkynyl, —C(O)OR7, —C(O)NR7R7?, —NR7C(O)R7?, and —NR7R7??—;
R6? is selected from hydrogen, substituted or unsubstituted C1-6 alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C2-6 alkenyl, and substituted or unsubstituted C2-6 alkynyl;
wherein R7 and R7? are independently selected from hydrogen, unsubstituted C1-6 alkyl, unsubstituted C2-6 alkenyl, unsubstituted C2-6 alkynyl , and unsubstituted acetyl;
and R7?? is selected from hydrogen, unsubstituted C1-6 alkyl, unsubstituted C2-6 alkenyl, unsubstituted C2-6 alkynyl and -Boc;
Ry is selected from hydrogen, substituted or unsubstituted C1-6 alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C2-6 alkenyl, and substituted or unsubstituted C2-6 alkynyl;
optionally as a stereoisomer, a racemate or a mixture of at least two of stereoisomers, in any mixing ratio, or a corresponding salt thereof.

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. 10,189,807

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. 10,189,802

AMINOALCOHOL LIPIDOIDS AND USES THEREOF

Massachusetts Institute o...

1. A compound of formula:
wherein:
A is substituted or unsubstituted, branched or unbranched, cyclic or acyclic, C2-20 alkylene, optionally interrupted by 1 or more heteroatoms independently selected from the group consisting of O, S, and N, or A is a substituted or unsubstituted, saturated or unsaturated, 4-6-membered ring;
one occurrence of R1 is substituted or unsubstituted, branched or unbranched, C1-20-aliphatic, or substituted or unsubstituted, branched or unbranched, C1-20 heteroaliphatic, and the other occurrence of R1 is hydrogen;
one occurrence of R2 is substituted or unsubstituted, branched or unbranched, C1-20-aliphatic, or substituted or unsubstituted, branched or unbranched, C1-20 heteroaliphatic, and the other occurrence of R2 is hydrogen;
one occurrence of R3 is substituted or unsubstituted, branched or unbranched, C1-20-aliphatic, or substituted or unsubstituted, branched or unbranched, C1-20 heteroaliphatic, and the other occurrence of R3 is hydrogen;
RB, RC, and RD are, independently, hydrogen, substituted or unsubstituted, branched or unbranched, C1-20-aliphatic, substituted or unsubstituted, branched or unbranched, C1-20-heteroaliphatic, or —CH2CH(OH)RE;
or RC and RD together form a cyclic structure;
or RB and RD together form a cyclic structure; and
RE is substituted or unsubstituted, branched or unbranched, C1-20 aliphatic, or substituted or unsubstituted, branched or unbranched, C1-20 heteroaliphatic;
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

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. 10,189,755

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. 10,189,754

BUTADIENE PRODUCTION SYSTEM AND BUTADIENE PRODUCTION METHOD

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A butadiene production system, comprising:a gas preparation device that heats raw materials to prepare a mixed gas comprising hydrogen and carbon monoxide;
an ethanol production device that is provided downstream of the gas preparation device and brings the mixed gas into contact with a catalyst (X) to obtain ethanol;
a butadiene production device that is provided downstream of the ethanol production device and brings the ethanol into contact with a catalyst (Y) different from the catalyst (X) to obtain butadiene; and
a return means for returning hydrogen, which is produced as a by-product in the butadiene production device, to the ethanol production device.

US Pat. No. 10,189,752

MOISTURE BARRIER COATINGS

SURFACE CHEMISTS OF FLORI...

13. A method of producing a controlled release fertilizer comprising the steps of:i. providing a quantity of fertilizer particles;
ii. heating the fertilizer particles to a temperature above the melting point of the organic wax;
iii. providing one or more moisture barrier coatings, at least one of said moisture barrier coatings comprising:
a. at least one organic wax
b. at least one wax soluble polymer wherein the wax soluble polymer is at least one selected from the group consisting of ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymers and terpolymers, modified polyolefins, acrylate ester polymers and copolymers, and tackifying resins;
c. a thermoset polymerwherein the weight ratio of organic wax to wax soluble polymer is from about 50:50 to about 98:2 and wherein the weight ratio of thermoset polymer to combined organic wax and wax soluble polymer is from about 50:50 to about 98:2;iv. mixing the organic wax and wax soluble polymer to provide a mixture
v. dispersing the mixture into at least one component of the thermoset polymer to provide a dispersion;
vi. applying the dispersion to the fertilizer particles while providing mixing sufficient to spread the dispersion as a coating on the fertilizer particles, and
vii. curing the thermoset polymer on the surface of the particles to form free flowing coated granules.

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. 10,189,738

BUSHING WITH RIBBED TIP PLATE

Johns Manville, Denver, ...

1. A bushing system for producing fibers from a molten material, the bushing system comprising:a bushing that is configured to receive a molten material, the bushing comprising:
a plate that is configured to receive the molten material, the plate defining a first plurality of apertures through which the molten material flows, the plate having a longitudinal axis;
a first side wall disposed on a first side of the plate along the longitudinal axis;
a second side wall disposed on a second side of the plate opposite the first side wall, wherein:
the first side wall and the second side wall extend at an upward angle from the plate;
the first side wall and the second side wall are positioned along the longitudinal axis;
the plate further comprises a first plurality of ribs extending along at least a portion of the plate; and
each of the first plurality of ribs is positioned between two at least substantially coplanar portions of the plate;
a first side rail extending downward from the first side wall, wherein the first side rail comprises a plurality of embossed portions extending along a length of the first side rail; and
a second side rail extending downward from the second side wall, wherein the second side rail comprises a plurality of embossed portions extending along a length of the second side rail; and
a tip plate coupleable with the bushing such that the tip plate is disposed a distance below the plate, the tip plate being configured to receive the molten material from the bushing and defining a second plurality of apertures through which the molten material flows to form fibers, wherein the tip plate comprises a second plurality of ribs extending along at least a portion of the tip plate.

US Pat. No. 10,189,732

ALGAL-SLUDGE GRANULE FOR WASTEWATER TREATMENT AND BIOENERGY FEEDSTOCK GENERATION

University of Massachuset...

1. A method comprising the steps of:providing a vessel configured to contain a water-based reaction medium;
placing in said vessel a mixture comprising a quantity of said water-based reaction medium and at least one microalgae including filamentous cyanobacteria, said water-based reaction medium comprising material that is consumable by a live bacterium or by a live protozoan present in said water-based reaction medium;
incubating said mixture comprising said quantity of said water-based reaction medium and said at least one microalgae including said filamentous cyanobacteria in said vessel under quiescent conditions and under at least intermittent illumination such that said filamentous cyanobacteria forms a supporting matrix that incorporates said live bacterium or said live protozoan into a biologically-active bioaggregate granule; and
recovering from said incubated mixture said biologically-active bioaggregate granule.

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. 10,189,727

FLUID PURIFICATION METHODS, DEVICES, AND SYSTEMS

NxStage Medical, Inc., L...

1. A water purification system, comprising:a plurality of cells, each cell of the plurality of cells including a water purification element;
a valving network including valves and fluid conduits fluidly interconnecting said plurality of cells; and
a controller connected to the valving network to permit the controller to operate said valves,
wherein the valving network further includes
a source water inlet,
a drain outlet, and
a product water outlet,
wherein the valving network is configurable by the controller, by operation of the valves, to form selected interconnections between and among selected ones of the cells to define a flow channel from a selected one of
the source water inlet,
the drain outlet, and
the product water outlet,
through said selected ones of said cells, to a selected other of said selected one of
the source water inlet,
the drain outlet, and
the product water outlet,
wherein the controller is configured to, during a first time period, open and close valves of the valving network
to define a first continuous flow channel from the source water inlet, through a first filtering group of two or more of the cells in series to the product water outlet, and
to define a second continuous flow channel from the product water outlet through a first regenerating group of one or more of the cells to the drain outlet, whereby the first filtering group filters water to produce product water while the first regenerating group is regenerated by a portion of the product water flowing through the one or more of the cells of the first regenerating group in a reversed flow direction,
wherein the controller is further configured to, during a second time period, open and close the valves of the valving network
to define a third continuous flow channel from the source water inlet through a second filtering group of two or more of the cells in series to the product water outlet, and
to define a fourth continuous flow channel from the product water outlet through a second regenerating group of one or more of the cells to the drain outlet, whereby the second filtering group filters water to produce the product water while the second regenerating group of one or more of the cells is regenerated by a portion of the product water flowing through the one or more of the cells of the second regenerating group in the reversed flow direction,
wherein the first and second time periods are at different times, the second filtering group of two or more of the cells is different from the first filtering group of two or more of the cells, and the second regenerating group of one or more of the cells is different from the first regenerating group of one or more of the cells,
wherein a first cell of the first filtering group receives water directly from the source water inlet and a second cell of the first filtering group receives water directly from the first cell,
wherein the first cell of the first filtering group is included in the second regenerating group of one or more of the cells and the second cell of the first filtering group receives water directly from the source water inlet during the second time period, and
the cells are electronic deionization cells.

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. 10,189,703

MULTI-CHAMBER TRANSDUCER MODULE, APPARATUS INCLUDING THE MULTI-CHAMBER TRANSDUCER MODULE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE MULTI-CHAMBER TRANSDUCER MODULE

STMicroelectronics S.r.l....

1. A transducer module, comprising:a supporting substrate having a first side, a second side, and a recess;
a cap coupled to the first side of the supporting substrate to form a first chamber and a second chamber, the second chamber being internally isolated from the first chamber;
a first sensor chip coupled to the first side of the supporting substrate in the first chamber, the first sensor chip integrating a first MEMS transducer configured to detect a first environmental quantity and to generate a first transduced signal as a function of the first environmental quantity detected;
a second sensor chip coupled to the first side of the supporting substrate in the second chamber, the second sensor chip integrating a second MEMS transducer configured to detect a second environmental quantity and to generate a second transduced signal as a function of the second environmental quantity detected; and
a control chip arranged in the recess of the supporting substrate, the control chip including a first surface that is exposed in the first chamber and a second surface that is exposed in the second chamber, the control chip being functionally coupled to the first and second MEMS transducers and configured to receive, in use, the first and the second transduced signals.

US Pat. No. 10,189,686

PNEUMATIC AND MANUAL CLUTCH OF POWER WINCH

Comeup Industries Inc., ...

1. A power winch comprising:a motor with a power for driving a deceleration device through an internal axial transmission; and
a plurality of planetary gear sets for driving a cable pulley to rotate after the internal axial transmission;
wherein a cable wound around the cable pulley can be released or retracted, with the deceleration device having a gearbox, an inner ring gear sheathed on an inner side of the gearbox and linked with the deceleration device, with an outer ring surface of the inner ring gear having a plurality of braking grooves, with a top of the gearbox having a through slot corresponsive to the plurality of braking grooves, and a clutch installed on the through slot, with the clutch having a clutch lever, with a bottom of the clutch lever passed through the through slot and configured to be corresponsive to one of the plurality of braking grooves, with the clutch lever being upwardly coupled to a handle, with the handle operated to ascend or descend to link the bottom of the clutch lever to be latched to or released from one of the plurality of braking grooves, to connect or disconnect the internal axial transmission between the deceleration device and the cable pulley, wherein air is pumped into the clutch, wherein the bottom of the clutch lever is lifted pneumatically to release from latching with the one of the plurality of braking grooves, to disconnect the internal axial transmission between the deceleration device and the cable pulley, wherein the clutch has a lower seat and an upper seat, wherein a bottom section of the lower seat is coupled to the through slot of the gearbox, wherein a penetrating slot is formed longitudinally inside the lower seat, wherein a positioning wall is formed and extended from an upper section of the lower seat; wherein the clutch lever is inserted into the penetrating slot of the lower seat, wherein a first ring groove is formed at a lower section of the clutch lever, wherein a first O-ring is provided for enclosing the first ring groove and closely attaching to an inner wall of the penetrating slot, wherein a large disc section is formed after the clutch lever is extended upwardly, wherein a second ring groove is formed around a periphery of the large disc section, wherein a second O-ring is provided for enclosing the second ring groove and is further extended upward, wherein a micro-channel is formed at a peripheral wall at a top section of the clutch lever, wherein a third O-ring is provided for enclosing the micro-channel, wherein a screw groove is inwardly and downwardly formed at the top end of the clutch lever, wherein an elastic member is sheathed on the clutch lever, wherein a bottom end of the elastic member abuts the large disc section; wherein the upper seat is hollowed inwardly, wherein the lower seat is coupled to the positioning wall, wherein when the upper seat is extended upwardly, the upper seat is aligned with the large disc section of the clutch lever, wherein a lower air chamber is formed between the large disc section, the lower seat, the clutch lever and the upper seat, wherein an air inlet passage is formed in a peripheral wall of the upper seat corresponsive to the lower air chamber and extended outside for locking and coupling a pneumatic connector, wherein a penetrating slot is inwardly formed on the upper seat extended upwardly for extending the clutch lever to outside, wherein a top end of the elastic member abuts the upper seat, wherein an upper air chamber is formed between the upper seat and the clutch lever and the large disc section, wherein an air passage is formed on the upper seat, wherein the upper air chamber is communicated to the outside, wherein a silencer is locked and coupled to an outer side of the air passage, wherein a net is coupled to the front end of the silencer; wherein the handle has a through groove inwardly formed at a top of the handle, wherein a bottom covers the upper seat, and wherein an engaging member is passed from top to bottom through the through groove and locked and coupled to the screw groove of the clutch lever.

US Pat. No. 10,189,684

COUNTERWEIGHT ATTACHMENT AND REMOVAL DEVICE AND COMBINATION OF SAME WITH COUNTERWEIGHT

Caterpillar SARL, Geneva...

1. A counterweight attachment and removal device to and from which a counterweight is attached and removed, the counterweight attachment and removal device comprising:a bracket fixed to a rear end of a construction machine;
a link with a base end thereof connected to the bracket;
a link cylinder configured to elevate and lower the link; and
a pair of coupling units disposed at a leading end of the link, wherein each of the pair of coupling units comprises:
a pair of coupling pieces extending from the link and configured to slew around a center axis of the link extending in a width direction and to tilt relative to the center axis, the coupling pieces being disposed at a distance from each other in the width direction; and
a coupling pin removably connected between extension ends of the pair of coupling pieces.

US Pat. No. 10,189,681

ESCALATOR OR MOVING WALKWAY WITH AT LEAST ONE ACCESS MODULE

INVENTIO AG, Hergiswil (...

1. An escalator or moving walkway comprising:two access areas by which the escalator or the moving walkway can be entered or respectively exited;
components generating thermal losses arranged in at least one of the access areas in a component compartment below a walkable cover;
at least one walkable access module, which is arranged adjacent to the component compartment on an outside side of the component compartment;
wherein the walkable access module has a walkable area and a cavity, and wherein at least one opening is present between the component compartment and the cavity through which the thermal energy of the components generating thermal losses can be transferred from the component compartment to the cavity.

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. 10,189,660

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. 10,189,647

BELT-ON-BELT DRIVES FOR STEEPLY-SLOPED PORTIONS OF LONG CONVEYORS

THYSSENKRUPP INDUSTRIAL S...

1. A conveyor system, at least one portion of the conveyor system traversing a continuous slope sufficiently steep such that tensile forces associated with overcoming the effects of the continuous slope are several times larger per unit length of run than tensile forces per unit length of run due to main frictional resistance of the conveyor system, the conveyor system comprising:an external belt defining a continuous loop, the continuous loop traversing the entire route of the conveyor system and configured to carry material load to be transported across the entire route;
an external drive having a first torque output;
at least one internal belt positioned inside the continuous loop of said external belt and traversing at least a portion of the continuous slope, an upper side of said at least one internal belt configured to operably engage an underside of said external belt so as to frictionally drive a portion of said external belt;
wherein said at least one internal belt has a tensile capacity sufficient to move at least a mass of the material load that is disposed over said at least one internal belt, and said external belt further has a tensile capacity sufficient to move substantially a mass of the material load that is not disposed over said at least one internal belt; and wherein a longitudinal stiffness of said at least one internal belt is at least as stiff as a longitudinal stiffness of said external belt; and
an internal drive having a second torque output, wherein the first torque output is approximately equal to the torque required to move a total mass of the portion of said external belt not resting on said at least one internal belt and the second torque output is approximately equal to the torque required to move a total mass of the portion of said external belt resting on said at least one internal belt.

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. 10,189,625

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. 10,189,615

CHILD-RESISTANT CANISTER

Berry Plastics Corporatio...

1. A child-resistant canister comprisinga container formed to include a product-receiving chamber and a mouth opening into the product-receiving chamber,
a closure configured to mount on the container to assume a closed position closing the mouth formed in the container when rotated relative to the container about an axis of rotation, the closure including a first lid anchor and a second lid anchor, the first and second lid anchors configured to engage with the container to retain the closure on the container, and
a closure-release control mechanism comprising a lock tab coupled to the closure and a tab blocker coupled to the container and configured to mate with the lock tab upon movement of the lock tab to a closure-retaining position to block rotation of the closure relative to the container about the axis of rotation in a closure-removal direction to retain the closure on the container,
wherein the closure is formed to include a passageway extending through the closure between the first and second lid anchors and configured to allow movement of the lock tab in a radially inward direction toward the axis of rotation from the closure-retaining position to a closure-releasing position where the lock tab is positioned at a similar radial distance from the axis of rotation as the first and second lid anchors to separate the lock tab from the tab blocker and allow removal of the closure from the container,
wherein the first and second lid anchors are each formed to define at least one thread segment for engaging the container.

US Pat. No. 10,189,608

PLASTIC BAG AND PLASTIC BAG MAKING APPARATUS

Totani Corporation, Kyot...

1. A plastic bag comprising:two sheets of panel material superposed with each other to have opposite side edges; and
a pair of sheets of side gusset material extending along the opposite side edges, each of the sheets of side gusset material being folded into halves and interposed between the sheets of panel material to have a folded inner edge and open outer edges, each of the sheets of side gusset material further having opposite end portions one of which is folded obliquely along a folded line as it is folded into halves so that a triangular flap is formed by the end portion to be shaped into a triangle having a base formed by the folded line, each of the sheets of side gusset material further having opposite end edges, the triangle further having an apex formed by an intersection between one of the opposite end edges and the folded inner edge of the sheet of side gusset material, the triangular flap having a folded side formed by the folded inner edge, the triangular flap further having an open side formed by the one of the opposite end edges, the sheets of panel material, the sheets of side gusset material and the triangular flaps being heat sealed with each other along the opposite side edges of the sheets of panel material,
the plastic bag being characterized by
a flow path formed by the open side to discharge air or gas through the flow path, and
the folded line being inclined at an angle larger than 45° with respect to the open outer edges of the sheet of side gusset material so that the flow path is formed by the open side of the triangular flap at a position adjacent to the intersection between the folded side and the open side of the triangular flap.

US Pat. No. 10,189,583

DEPLOYABLE SHEET MATERIAL SYSTEMS AND METHODS

ANALYTICAL MECHANICS ASSO...

1. A spacecraft system for deploying sheet material comprising:a primary beam member extending from a first end region to a second end region;
a first mast coupled to the primary beam member;
a second mast coupled to the primary beam member opposite the first mast, wherein each of the first and second masts extends from a proximal region coupled to the primary beam member to a distal region, wherein the distal region of the first and second masts is positioned farther from the primary beam member when the system is in a deployed configuration than when the system is in a stowed configuration;
a spoolable apparatus coupled to the primary beam member, wherein the spoolable apparatus comprises:
a first boom member proximate the first end region of the primary beam member,
a second boom member proximate the second end region of the primary beam member, and
a sheet material extending from a proximal sheet region to a distal sheet region and located between the first and second boom members,
wherein the first boom member, second boom member, and the sheet material are in a spooled state when the system is in the stowed configuration, and wherein the first boom member, second boom member, and the sheet material are unspooled into an extended state when the system is in the deployed configuration; and
a plurality of guy wires comprising:
a first guy wire extending from at least the distal region of the first mast to the first boom member,
a second guy wire extending from at least the distal region of the first mast to the second boom member,
a third guy wire extending from at least the distal region of the second mast to the first boom member, and
a fourth guy wire extending from at least the distal region of the second mast to the second boom member.

US Pat. No. 10,189,536

BICYCLE DISC BRAKE CALIPER

SHIMANO INC., Sakai (JP)...

1. A bicycle disc brake caliper comprising:a caliper body including:
a first body portion;
a second body portion coupled to the first body portion so as to provide a slot therebetween;
a mounting surface configured to face a pipe portion of a bicycle body in a mounted state where the bicycle disc brake caliper is mounted to the bicycle body;
a first receiving hole provided on the mounting surface, the first receiving hole being configured to be threadedly engaged with a fastener to mount the bicycle disc brake caliper to the bicycle body;
a first cylinder bore provided on the first body portion; and
a second cylinder bore provided on the first body portion, wherein
the first receiving hole has a first center axis,
the first cylinder bore has a first cylinder center axis non-parallel to the first center axis, and
the first center axis extends through the first cylinder bore.

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. 10,189,505

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. 10,189,462

HYBRID VEHICLE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A hybrid vehicle comprising:an engine;
a generator;
an electric motor;
a drive shaft that is configured to transmit a driving force to a wheel;
a stepped transmission that is interposed between the electric motor and the drive shaft;
a power split mechanism that is configured to (i) mechanically couple three elements to one another, the three elements being a rotary shaft of the electric motor, an output shaft of the engine and a rotary shaft of the generator, and (ii) use one of the three elements as a reaction element to transmit a power between the other two elements; and
an electronic control unit that is configured to control driving of the engine, the generator, the electric motor and the stepped transmission,
wherein the electronic control unit stores a first shift map including a first down line that indicates a relationship between a vehicle speed and an accelerator opening degree, and a second shift map including a second down line that indicates a relationship between a vehicle speed and an accelerator opening degree,
wherein, as compared with the accelerator opening degree of the first down line and the accelerator opening degree of the second down line when the vehicle speeds are the same, the accelerator opening degree of the first down line is smaller than the accelerator opening degree of the second down line,
wherein the electronic control unit controls the driving of the stepped transmission based on the first shift map when a prescribed generator condition is fulfilled, and controls the driving of the stepped transmission based on the second shift map when the prescribed generator condition is not fulfilled, and
wherein the prescribed generator condition includes a condition that a temperature of the generator is equal to or higher than a prescribed first reference temperature and a condition that an absolute value of a rotational speed of the generator decreases by making the downshift.

US Pat. No. 10,189,428

MOUNTING ASSEMBLY FOR MOUNTING A BUMPER ASSEMBLY AND A RADIATOR ASSEMBLY TO A VEHICLE, A VEHICLE FRAME, AND A VEHICLE

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

1. A mounting assembly for connecting each of a bumper assembly and a radiator assembly to a vehicle, the bumper assembly including a connector member extending along a longitudinal direction of the vehicle, the mounting assembly comprising:a first frame member extending along a vertical direction of the vehicle;
a transverse frame member extending in a transverse direction of the vehicle and connected to the first frame member; and
a bumper bracket configured to connect the connector member of the bumper assembly to each of the first frame member and the transverse frame member, the bumper bracket including a flange extending in the transverse direction of the vehicle, and the flange being configured to engage the radiator assembly mounted on the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,189,420

VEHICULAR ROOF RACK MOUNTING BRACKET

Thule Sweden AB, Hillers...

1. A bracket assembly for securing a bicycle anchor of a bicycle carrier to an elongate support bar of a vehicular roof rack, the bracket comprising:a pair of elongate clamps configured to be coupled to a bicycle anchor of a bicycle carrier, each clamp having a first end, a second end, and a bar engagement portion configured to abut an exterior of an elongate support bar of a vehicular roof rack in a secured configuration in which each clamp is fastened to the support bar,
wherein each clamp has a lengthwise oriented longitudinal axis and each longitudinal axis is oriented at an oblique angle relative to the lengthwise oriented longitudinal axis of the bicycle carrier, such that a distance between the first ends is greater than a distance between the second ends.

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. 10,189,399

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. 10,189,397

LUMINANCE REGULATION IN EDGE REGIONS

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A method for operating an illumination apparatus, having at least two light-emitting devices, which are arranged next to one another separated by a gap and each have a multiplicity of light-emitting elements, byindividually driving all light-emitting elements of each light-emitting device,
measuring a gap width of the gap and/or a luminance in the gap, and
controlling or regulating in each case a luminance of one or more of the light-emitting elements which are arranged directly at the gap in dependence on the gap width and/or on the luminance in the gap.

US Pat. No. 10,189,390

SPLIT WING ARMREST DUAL PAWL LATCH MECHANSIM

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A latch assembly for a vehicle armrest, comprising:a pair of pawls fixed on opposite sides of a coupler, each pawl including a projection on each end thereof, and
a pair of paddles each engaging one of each pawls and configured to cause inward translation of at least one of the pawls in response to an actuation at one of the paddles, wherein an inward translation of one pawl causes, via the coupler, an inward translation of the other pawl to disengage the projections from a console.

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. 10,189,369

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. 10,189,325

AMPHIBIOUS VEHICLE AND CONTROL METHOD FOR THE SAME

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. An amphibious vehicle, comprising:an engine;
at least one land traveling device;
at least one water propelling device;
a power distribution device configured to distribute power outputted from the engine between land travel power which is to be supplied to the at least one land traveling device and water propulsion power which is to be supplied to the at least one water propelling device;
a slippage-amount detection device configured to detect a slippage amount of the at least one land traveling device relative to ground; and
a controller configured to adjust at least the land travel power, of the land travel power and the water propulsion power, on the basis of the slippage amount detected by the slippage-amount detection device,
wherein the controller is configured to reduce the land travel power and increase or maintain unchanged the water propulsion power, if the slippage amount detected by the slippage-amount detection device is greater than a threshold while the land travel power and the water propulsion power are supplied respectively to the at least one land traveling device and the at least one water propelling device for landing from water to land.

US Pat. No. 10,189,321

AIR MAINTENANCE TIRE SYSTEM COMPONENT PROTECTOR

1. A protector for components of an air maintenance tire system, the components of the air maintenance tire system including an annular air tube being mounted to a tire, a mounting member being secured to a sidewall of the tire and connected to the annular air tube, and at least one flexible connecting tube extending between the mounting member and a valve housing to enable fluid communication between the annular air tube and the valve housing, the protector comprising:a first end disposed proximate a connection of the at least one connecting tube to the mounting member and being secured to the mounting member;
a second end disposed proximate the valve housing and being secured to the valve housing, whereby the protector covers at least an outboard surface of the at least one connecting tube for a length of the connecting tube extending between the mounting member and the valve housing; and
a mid-portion disposed between the first end and the second end, the protector being formed with a taper extending from the first end to the mid-portion, and with a taper extending from the second end to the mid-portion.

US Pat. No. 10,189,305

BICYCLE FRONT WHEEL HUB WITH TORQUE TUBE

SRAM, LLC, Chicago, IL (...

1. A hub and fork assembly for a bicycle, comprising:a hub, comprising:
a hub body,
a torque tube disposed in the hub body,
a first outer end face of the torque tube having a first boss, and
a second outer end face of the torque tube having a second boss;
a fork, comprising:
a first hub engaging member having a first anti-rotation fork feature, and
a second hub engaging member having a second fork anti-rotation feature, the second fork anti-rotation feature extending axially towards the first fork anti-rotation feature,
wherein each hub engaging member is a closed ring;
a first hub anti-rotation feature non-rotatably engaged with the first fork anti-rotation feature and the first boss of the first outer end face of the torque tube;
a second hub anti-rotation feature non-rotatably engaged with the second fork anti-rotation feature and the second boss of the second outer end face of the torque tube; and
a skewer passing through the first hub engaging member of the fork, the first outer end face of the hub, the second outer end face of the hub, and the second hub engaging member of the fork.

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. 10,189,272

CORRECTION VALUE ACQUIRING METHOD FOR INKJET PRINTING APPARATUS, AND AN INKJET PRINTING APPARATUS

Screen Holdings Co., Ltd....

1. A correction value acquiring method for inkjet printing apparatus, an inkjet printing apparatus with an inkjet head for dispensing ink droplets to a printing medium to form images thereon, the inkjet head including a plurality of head modules each having a plurality of nozzles for dispensing the ink droplets, and drive circuits provided for the respective head modules for driving the nozzles, the method being arranged to obtain correction values for the drive circuits, the method comprising the following steps:a testing chart forming step for forming a testing chart in one printing job, the testing chart including a first line segment group having a plurality of first line segments formed in a direction perpendicular to a transport direction of the printing medium, by causing the drive circuit of a head module acting as reference among the head modules to output a reference drive signal for obtaining a reference density, and a second line segment group having a plurality of second line segments formed in the direction perpendicular to the transport direction of the printing medium, by causing the drive circuits of the head modules other than the head module acting as reference to output the reference drive signal and drive signals with a plurality of different correction values added to the reference drive signal;
an identifying step for comparing density of each first line segment and density of each second line segment based on the testing chart, and identifying a second line segment having a matching density; and
a correction value acquiring step for acquiring a correction value corresponding to the second line segment identified.

US Pat. No. 10,189,267

LIQUID EJECTING APPARATUS, LIQUID EJECTING METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A liquid ejecting apparatus comprising:a liquid chamber which communicates with a nozzle for ejecting liquid;
an inflow path which is connected to the liquid chamber;
a liquid supply unit which supplies the liquid to the inflow path;
an outflow path which is connected to the liquid chamber, and through which the liquid is caused to flow out from the liquid chamber;
a moving object which causes the liquid to be ejected from the nozzle by reciprocating toward the nozzle in the liquid chamber; and
an actuator which causes the moving object to reciprocate,
wherein, at least in an ejecting state in which the liquid is continuously ejected from the nozzle due to reciprocating of the moving object, a flow path resistance of the outflow path is larger than that of the inflow path.

US Pat. No. 10,189,266

LIQUID EJECTION APPARATUS

BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI K...

1. A liquid ejection apparatus, comprising:a nozzle through which fluid is ejected or purged;
a pressure regulating valve arranged upstream of the nozzle,
wherein the pressure regulating valve is configured to open in response to an open/close pressure differential of the fluid across the pressure regulating valve, and
wherein the pressure regulating valve is configured to controllably regulate the open/close pressure differential; and
a controller configured to:
when a suction pump is being operated to perform a first purging operation comprising creating a first negative pressure through suctioning by the suction pump to purge the fluid through the nozzle, control the pressure regulating valve to set the open/close pressure differential of the pressure regulating valve to a first value.

US Pat. No. 10,189,265

PRINTING FLUID CARTRIDGE

HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPME...

1. A printing fluid cartridge comprising:a housing; and
an assembly supported by the housing and comprising:
a molding; and
a non-fluid dispensing die electronic device embedded in the molding, wherein:
a thickness of the molding varies at different locations of the molding, and
the non-fluid dispensing die electronic device is buried in a thicker part of the molding.

US Pat. No. 10,189,264

LIQUID SUPPLY UNIT

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A liquid supply unit configured to be attachable to and detachable from a liquid ejection device that comprises an electrode assembly and an engaged part, the liquid supply unit comprising:a lower wall having a liquid supply port;
an upper wall opposed to the lower wall;
a first vertical wall intersecting the lower wall and the upper wall;
a second vertical wall intersecting the lower wall and the upper wall and opposed to the first vertical wall;
a third vertical wall intersecting the lower wall, the upper wall, the first vertical wall and the second vertical wall;
a fourth vertical wall intersecting the lower wall, the upper wall, the first vertical wall and the second vertical wall and opposed to the third vertical wall;
an inclined surface extending outward and upward from the second vertical wall such that the second vertical wall has a vertically extending section below the inclined surface;
a plurality of contact portions arrayed in an array direction on the inclined surface, the contact portions being electrically connectable with the electrode assembly; and
an engagement part that is engageable with the engaged part,
wherein the engagement part is located above the inclined surface on the second vertical wall.

US Pat. No. 10,189,263

REPLENISHMENT CONTAINER AND INKJET RECORDING DEVICE COMPRISING SAME

Hitachi Industrial Equipm...

1. A replenishment container comprising:a storage member comprising a storage chamber that stores ink or a solvent and comprising an opening formed therein;
a stopper member configured to seal the opening of the storage member; and
a lid member configured to cover the stopper member,
wherein the replenishment container comprises a seal member that has a through hole between the stopper member and the lid member,
the lid member comprises a through hole formed concentrically with the through hole of the seal member and an inner diameter of part or a whole of the through hole of the seal member is smaller than an inner diameter of the through hole of the lid member, and
further comprising an absorbing member between the seal member and the lid member, the absorbing member having a through hole formed concentrically with a through hole provided in the seal member and the lid member, and
wherein a thin wall portion, which has a smaller thickness than a surrounding area, is formed annularly in the stopper member.

US Pat. No. 10,189,260

INK JET RECORDING APPARATUS

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. An ink jet recording apparatus comprising:a recording head having a plurality of nozzles through which an ink composition containing an inorganic pigment is ejected, a nozzle surface having nozzle orifices, and a liquid-repellent film disposed on the nozzle surface;
an absorbing member that absorbs the ink composition containing the inorganic pigment from the nozzle orifices and the nozzle surface; and
an actuating mechanism including a pressing member that presses the absorbing member and the nozzle surface relative to each other,
wherein the actuating mechanism moves at least one of the absorbing member and the recording head relative to the other to perform a cleaning operation in which the ink composition is removed from the nozzle surface with the absorbing member, and
the absorbing member contains an impregnation liquid in an amount of 10% to 200% by mass based on 100% by mass of the absorbing member, the impregnation liquid having a surface tension of 45 mN/m or less during the cleaning operation.

US Pat. No. 10,189,255

LIQUID DISCHARGE HEAD AND RECORDING DEVICE

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A liquid discharge head comprising:a flow passage member comprising:
a plurality of discharge holes;
a plurality of pressurizing chambers respectively connected to the plurality of discharge holes;
a plurality of first flow passages respectively connected to the plurality of pressurizing chambers and supplying the plurality of pressurizing chambers with liquid respectively;
a second flow passage commonly connected to the plurality of first flow passages;
a plurality of third flow passages respectively connected to the plurality of pressurizing chambers and collecting liquid in the plurality of pressurizing chambers respectively; and
a fourth flow passage including a damper and commonly connected to the plurality of third flow passages; and
a plurality of pressurizing sections respectively pressurizing liquid in the plurality of pressurizing chambers,
wherein a flow passage resistance in the plurality of third flow passages is lower than a flow passage resistance in the plurality of first flow passages, and
wherein a space facing the fourth flow passage via the damper is formed.

US Pat. No. 10,189,254

DROPLET EJECTING HEAD AND DROPLET EJECTING APPARATUS

TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. A droplet ejecting head, comprising:a board having a first surface and a second surface;
a pressure chamber in the board and having an opening on a first surface side of the board through which a solution can be supplied to the pressure chamber;
a nozzle through which solution supplied from the pressure chamber can be ejected, the nozzle being disposed on a second surface side of the board opposite the first surface side;
an actuator configured to cause a pressure change in the pressure chamber in response to an electrical signal supplied from a drive circuit by changing a volume of the pressure chamber; and
a solution holding container on the first surface side of the board, the solution holding container having a solution inlet for receiving solution and a solution outlet for supplying solution to the pressure chamber via the opening, wherein
the drive circuit is configured to:
set the electrical signal at a first voltage level at a start of a droplet ejection process for ejecting solution through the nozzle,
change the electrical signal from the first voltage level to a second voltage level during the droplet ejection process,
set the electrical signal to a third voltage level during a time period after changing the electrical signal from the first voltage level to the second voltage level, the time period being equal to a primary natural oscillation period of the actuator when the pressure chamber and the nozzle are filled with solution, and
set the electrical signal to the first voltage level after the time period has elapsed,
the second voltage level when applied to actuator causing the pressure chamber to expand in volume from a volume of the pressure chamber when the first voltage level is applied to the actuator, and
the third voltage level being in a range between the first voltage level and the second voltage level or equal to the second voltage level.

US Pat. No. 10,189,250

PRINTHEAD, ELEMENT SUBSTRATE, AND PRINTING APPARATUS

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A printhead comprising:a plurality of element substrates that each include a first element substrate adjacent to a second element substrate in a first direction,
wherein a planar shape of each of the first element substrate and the second element substrate is quadrilateral that has a first side and a second side along the first direction,
wherein the quadrilateral of the first element substrate has a first element substrate oblique side close to the second element substrate, the first element substrate oblique side obliquely intersecting with both of the first side and the second side of the first element substrate,
wherein the quadrilateral of the second element substrate has a second element substrate oblique side close to the first element substrate side, the second element substrate oblique side obliquely intersecting with both of the first side and the second side of the second element,
wherein the first element substrate and the second element substrate each have a print element array in which a plurality of print elements are arrayed in the first direction, and each have a plurality of driving circuits that respectively correspond to the plurality of print elements, each corresponding print element and driving circuit being arranged in a second direction that intersects with both of the first direction and a third direction along the first element substrate oblique side and along the second element substrate oblique side, and each of the plurality of driving circuits being arranged on either a side of the first side or a side of the second side with respect to a print element corresponding to a driving circuit,
wherein a first print element array arranged in the first element substrate includes a first print element that is closest to the second element substrate in the first direction, and a second print element array arranged in the second element substrate includes a second print element that is closest to the first element substrate in the first direction, and
wherein an order of arrangement in the second direction of at least the first print element and a first driving circuit corresponding to the first print element is opposite to an order of arrangement in the second direction of the second print element and a second driving circuit corresponding to the second print element.

US Pat. No. 10,189,249

RECORDING ELEMENT SUBSTRATE, LIQUID DISCHARGE HEAD, AND RECORDING APPARATUS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A recording element substrate comprising:a recording module including a plurality of recording elements and first logic circuits corresponding to the plurality of recording elements;
a memory module including a plurality of memory elements and second logic circuits corresponding to the plurality of memory elements;
a signal supply circuit configured to supply a signal for controlling the recording elements and a signal for controlling the memory elements; and
a common line configured to connect the signal supply circuit to the plurality of first logic circuits and the plurality of second logic circuits in common,
wherein the recording elements are arranged along an extending direction in which the common line extends, and the memory modules are disposed between the common line and the recording elements.

US Pat. No. 10,189,242

METHODS FOR ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURING COMPOSITE PARTS

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A method of additively manufacturing a composite part, the method comprising:depositing a segment of a continuous flexible line along a print path, wherein the continuous flexible line comprises a non-resin component and a thermosetting resin component that is not fully cured; and
while advancing the continuous flexible line toward the print path, delivering a ring of a predetermined or actively determined amount of curing energy that intersects at least a portion of the segment of the continuous flexible line at a controlled rate after the segment of the continuous flexible line is deposited along the print path to at least partially cure at least the portion of the segment of the continuous flexible line to a desired level of cure; and
wherein the ring of the curing energy is delivered by at least one galvanometer mirror-positioning system.

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. 10,189,230

METHOD FOR FORMING COPPER FILM

TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED, ...

1. A method for forming a copper film, the method comprising:forming a base film along a surface of an insulating film of an object, the base film being one of a titanium nitride film, a tungsten film or a tungsten nitride film; and
forming a copper film on the base film of the object having the insulating film and the base film after cooling the object to a temperature of 209 K or less.

US Pat. No. 10,189,227

TAILORED PANEL ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A method of manufacturing a panel assembly, the method comprising:forming a plurality of bonds between a first sheet material and a second sheet material of a laminated sheet to bond the first and second sheet materials in a face to face relationship to form a preform, the plurality of bonds defining a closed perimeter region between the first and second sheet materials and an open perimeter region between the first and second sheet materials, wherein the open perimeter region is formed to define a structural load path for transmitting a force between a first location of the panel assembly and a second location of the panel assembly;
forming the preform into a predefined shape of the panel assembly;
applying a pressurized fluid through at least one inlet coupled in fluid communication with the open perimeter region between the first and second sheet materials of the preform to expand the preform, wherein the pressurized fluid expands the open perimeter region between the first and second sheet materials, wherein the first and second sheet materials expand in an opposing direction thereby defining an expanded open perimeter region, and wherein the closed perimeter region between the first and second sheet materials remains vacant of the pressurized fluid such that the closed perimeter region is not expanded; and
filling the expanded open perimeter region defined between the first and second sheet materials with a non-gaseous filler material.

US Pat. No. 10,189,225

HOSE WITH OPTIMIZED STEEL WIRE REINFORCEMENT LAYERS

NV BEKAERT SA, Zwevegem ...

1. A hose for conveying fluids under pressure comprising an elastomer core tube, at least two reinforcement layers at distinct reinforcement layer radii, said reinforcement layers being radially separated by intermediate elastomer material layers and an outer protective layer covering the outermost reinforcement layer,wherein at least two of said reinforcement layers comprise steel wires helically wound around the axis of said hose,
wherein the steel wires of the radially outermost steel wire reinforcement layer have the highest E-ratio of the at least two reinforcement layers, the steel wires of the innermost steel wire reinforcement layer have the lowest E-ratio of the at least two reinforcement layers differing from said highest E-ratio, whereby the E-ratio of any steel wire reinforcement layer is not lower than the E-ratio of any inner laying steel wire reinforcement layer, said E-ratio being equal to the ratio of the tensile strength over the elongation at break of said steel wire,
wherein said E-ratio is between 70,000 N/mm2 up to 200,000 N/mm2 for the radially outermost steel wire reinforcement layer and between 30,000 N/mm2 and 120,000 N/mm2 for the radially innermost steel wire reinforcement layer,
wherein said steel wires of at least the innermost steel wire reinforcement layer have crimps or bends for altering said E-ratio, while said steel wires of at least the outermost steel wire reinforcement layer are free of bends or crimps,
wherein said steel wires of at least the innermost and outermost steel wire reinforcement layer are of the same diameter.

US Pat. No. 10,189,223

BEAD FORMING APPARATUS AND FORMING METHOD

FUJI SEIKO CO., LTD., Ha...

1. A bead forming apparatus comprising:a rotatable drum having a plurality of divided bodies dividedly arranged along a circumference of the rotatable drum and being adapted to be wrapped with a belt-shaped bead filler having a short base and two other long sides, around the rotatable drum in an annular shape;
a plurality of erection arms provided along the circumference and respectively swingably supported around respective pivots by the divided bodies of the rotatable drum so as to erect the bead filler by swinging the erection arms;
a swing device for swinging the erection arms, the swing device including a plurality of link mechanisms connected to the plurality of erection arms, respectively, and an actuating device comprising a plurality of cylinder devices, each having a respective piston rod, and an actuating member in the form of a ring placed at an end of the piston rods; and
a plurality of slide members provided as contact portions of the erection arms that come into contact with the bead filler so that the bead filler can be radially slidable relative to the erection arms,
wherein the plurality of slide members is formed by a plurality of rotatable rollers rotatably provided in a longitudinal direction of the plurality of erection arms so as to be rotatable about axes that are parallel to the respective pivots of the respective erection arm,
wherein each of the link mechanisms includes
a push bar that is slidable horizontally inside a guide member that is provided inside a respective divided body of the plurality of divided bodies,
a protrusion protruding from a respective erection arm of the plurality of erection arms, and
a link pivotally connected to the push bar at a first end of the link and pivotally connected to the protrusion at a second end of the link,
wherein the actuating device can achieve a first retracted position at which the actuating member is not in contact with the push bars while the plurality of erection arms are in a horizontal state, and
wherein the actuating device can move from the first position to a second, extended position at which the actuating member is in contact with a free end of each of the push bars so as to cause the erection arms to become erected by moving the second end of the links to be radially further from an axis of rotation of the rotatable drum in the second position of the actuating device than in the first position of the actuating device; the bead forming apparatus further comprising a diameter changing mechanism for changing a diameter of the rotatable drum as well as changing a radial distance of the push bars from the axis of rotation.

US Pat. No. 10,189,222

DEVICE FOR SUPPLYING TIRE-CONSTITUTING MEMBER, METHOD FOR SUPPLYING TIRE-CONSTITUTING MEMBER, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING UNVULCANIZED TIRE

BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION, ...

1. A device for supplying a tire-constituting member which supplies a tire-constituting member to the front side of a molding drum, comprising:a placement portion to which the tire-constituting member is supplied from the rear side so as to be placed on the placement portion;
a first holder which is disposed so as to hold a front end portion of the tire-constituting member and is disposed so as to be movable; and
a second holder which is disposed so as to hold a rear end portion of the tire-constituting member cut to a predetermined length and is disposed so as to be movable;
wherein the first holder and the second holder hold the tire-constituting member that is cut to the predetermined length and is positioned on the placement portion, and supply the tire-constituting member to the front side,
the device further comprising:
a detector configured to detect positions of two corner portions of the front end portion of the tire-constituting member placed on the placement portion; and
a control unit which calculates a deviation amount of the two corner portions of the front end portion with respect to two preset reference positions of the two corner portions of the front end portion of the tire-constituting member according to data from the detector and drives the first holder in a state where the rear end portion of the tire-constituting member is held by the second holder such that the two corner portions of the front end portion of the tire-constituting member are positioned at the two reference positions of the two corner portions of the front end portion so as to eliminate the deviation amount of the two corner portions of the front end portion according to the calculation results.

US Pat. No. 10,189,218

THERMAL COMPOSITE MATERIAL REPAIR UTILIZING VACUUM COMPRESSION

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. An apparatus comprising:a flexible vacuum compression device for thermally curing a potting material within a hole in a surface of a composite material, the flexible vacuum compression device including:
a first end that is closed;
a second end opposite the first end that is open to form a cavity between the first end and the second end, wherein the second end includes an interface that is configured to generate an air tight seal when applied to the surface;
a partition, which extends from and is connected to a side wall of the flexible vacuum compression device, that traverses at least partially across the cavity to form a compartment within the cavity; and
a vacuum port having a passage through the first end and into the cavity;
a breathable insulator disposed within the compartment; and
a chemical-based heating pack disposed between the breathable insulator and the partition;
wherein a bottom surface of the partition includes a breathable pattern that, upon application of a vacuum source to the vacuum port, draws a vacuum within the cavity to cause the cavity to collapse and press the chemical-based heating pack and the partition proximate to the surface to thermally cure the potting material.

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. 10,189,198

MULTI-LAYER HOSE AND HOSE FORMULATION

Swan Products, LLC, Sand...

1. A garden hose comprising:an extruded composite tube including a core layer and a jacket layer of a polyvinyl chloride (PVC) compound;
an intermediate reinforcement layer disposed between the core layer and the jacket layer, the intermediate reinforcement layer comprising one or more spiraled, braided or fabric filaments wound around the core layer to thereby define a plurality of diamond-shaped interstices; and
a tie layer disposed between the core layer and the jacket layer, such that the tie layer flows through the plurality of diamond-shaped interstices to fuse the core layer to the jacket layer;
wherein:
the PVC compound comprises:
100 PPH (parts in weight per hundred parts of resin) of PVC resin; and
45-75 PPH of plasticizer;
the PVC compound has a K value in a range of 79-85 measured according to standard ISO1628-2 and a specific gravity in a range of 1.17-1.23 measured according to standard ASTM D792;
the composite tube has a circular cylindrical cross-section and a wall thickness in a range of 115 to 145 mils (thousandths of an inch); and
a 12 inch length of the composite tube at zero fluid pressure maintains its circular cylindrical cross-section without kinking at a bend radius of less than 3 inches and the composite tube has a minimum burst pressure of 500 psi measured according to standard ISO 1402:2009.

US Pat. No. 10,189,193

METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION OF A FLUID CONTAINER FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE, AND CORRESPONDING FLUID CONTAINER

AUDI AG, Ingolstadt (DE)...

12. A fluid container for a motor vehicle, said fluid container comprising:at least two shaped shells connected to one another and each formed as a unitary, single-layer component, each of the shells forming both an interior surface and an exterior surface of the fluid container, each of the shells having a single planar bottom and sidewalls extending from the bottom at an angle in relation to the bottom away from the bottom and a plurality of projections in spaced-apart relation to one another and to the sidewalls, with the plurality of projections being injection-molded off-tool.

US Pat. No. 10,189,192

DECORATIVE FOAM AND METHOD

NIKE, INC., Beaverton, O...

1. A foam midsole made by a method comprising:infusing a plurality of articles comprising a thermoplastic elastomer with a supercritical fluid, wherein the articles are pellets, beads, or particles;
removing the plurality of articles from the supercritical fluid, and either
(i) immersing the plurality of articles in a heated fluid to foam the plurality of articles, making a plurality of dyed foamed articles or
(ii) irradiating the plurality of articles with infrared or microwave radiation to foam the plurality of articles, making the plurality of dyed foamed articles;
wherein each of the plurality of dyed foamed articles include a first skin having a first skin thickness;
arranging the plurality of dyed foamed articles in a midsole mold; and
molding the plurality of dyed foamed articles together to form the foam midsole, the foam midsole including regions formed of the first skin of the each of the plurality of dyed foamed articles within the foam midsole and, on a molded outer surface of the foam midsole, a second skin having a second skin thickness;
wherein the plurality of dyed foamed articles are dyed during at least one of the infusing step and the immersing step, wherein dyeing the plurality of articles during the infusing step comprises infusing the plurality of articles with a supercritical fluid that has a dye dispersed or dissolved in the supercritical fluid such that the plurality of dyed foamed articles are made, and wherein dyeing the plurality of articles during the immersing step comprises immersing the plurality of articles in a heated fluid wherein the heated fluid is a heated fluid that contains a dye solution, such that the plurality of dyed foamed articles are made.

US Pat. No. 10,189,186

METHOD FOR FINISHING MATCHING SURFACES IN FORMING TOOL COMPONENTS

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A tool-forming method comprising steps of:providing a core and a cavity that include respective core and cavity shutoff bands, the core and cavity being made entirely of steel with mating core and cavity parting planes that extend respectively therethrough;
removing portions of the core and cavity shutoff bands that are distal from the core and cavity parting planes;
stress relieving the core and cavity through tempering, wherein the core and cavity are heated to a temperature of from 550 degrees Celsius to 660 degrees Celsius, and wherein the core and cavity are then cooled at a slow rate to achieve a consistent hardness through the steel of the core and the cavity; and
refining exposed steel surfaces of the respective core and cavity shutoff bands, wherein the steel of the core and the steel of the cavity are removed to expose the core and cavity parting planes.

US Pat. No. 10,189,185

DEVICE FOR DISPLAYING IMAGE ON APPAREL

Nike, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. A method for manufacturing a customizable image displaying device for incorporation in an article of footwear, the method comprising:receiving, by a mold making device, an electronic copy of an image, the electronic copy comprising an electronic mapping of a plurality of pixels of the image;
creating, by the mold making device, a mold having a cavity corresponding to the electronic copy of the image; and
pressing a footwear blank and a background layer against the mold, the footwear blank having a coloring agent, wherein the mold deforms the footwear blank and causes the footwear blank to fill the cavity, the deformed footwear blank comprising one or more raised areas and one or more recessed areas corresponding to the image, wherein the background layer comprises at least a portion of the article of footwear.

US Pat. No. 10,189,181

METHOD FOR SLICING WORKPIECE AND PROCESSING LIQUID

SHIN-ETSU HANDOTAI CO., L...

1. A method for slicing workpieces, comprising:forming a wire row by a wire spirally wound between a plurality of wire guides and traveling in an axial direction,
pressing a workpiece against the wire row while supplying a processing liquid comprising abrasive grains to a contact portion between the workpiece and the wire to slice the workpiece and thereby producing a waste slurry comprising at least a portion of the abrasive grains,
recovering at least a portion of the abrasive grains from the waste slurry,
subjecting the recovered abrasive grains to a treatment with a mixed liquid of sulfuric acid and hydrogen peroxide,
dispersing the treated abrasive grains into coolant to make a reused processing liquid, and
reusing the treated abrasive grains in the reused processing liquid for slicing of another workpiece.

US Pat. No. 10,189,177

ENGINEERED TIMBER PRODUCTS, COMPONENTS AND METHODOLOGIES

Wood Engineering Technolo...

1. A method of drying a plurality of sticks of square or rectangular cross-section, said method comprising or including the steps ofadvancing the sticks laterally onto an underlying frame of a plurality of frames comprising at least one adjacent pair of frames, each adjacent pair of frames receiving said plurality of sticks, which will allow drying of the underlying surface of the sticks,
squeezing the sticks when laterally received on the underlying frame to said underlying frame using an overlying frame carrying spaced penetrative members, said overlying frame with spaced penetrative members penetrating the upper surfaces of the sticks allowing drying of the upper most surface of the sticks, and
allowing and/or causing drying to occur whilst the sticks are so constrained by such squeezing;
wherein each adjacent pair of frames is actuatable to constrain said sticks;
wherein each underlying frame is skeletal; and
wherein a spacing of rails or bars of each frame are closer together near ends of said sticks than centrally of said sticks.

US Pat. No. 10,189,164

ROBOT, CONTROL DEVICE, AND ROBOT SYSTEM

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A robot comprising:a plurality of arms including first, second, and third arms, a total number of the plurality of arms being n, the first, second, and third arms being rotatable around first, second, and third axes, respectively;
a plurality of motors that respectively drive the plurality of arms, a total number of the plurality of motors being n, each motor being respectively provided in a corresponding one of the plurality of arms, the plurality of motors including first, second, and third motors, the first, second, and third motors driving the first, second, and third arms, respectively;
a plurality of encoders that respectively detect positions of the plurality of arms so as to provide detection signals, a total number of the plurality of encoders being n, each encoder being respectively provided in a corresponding one of the plurality of arms, the plurality of encoders including first, second, and third encoders, the detection signals including first, second, and third position detection signals, the first, second, and third encoders detecting the positions of the first, second, and third arms so as to provide the first, second, and third position detection signals, respectively;
a plurality of signal lines through which the detection signals detected by the plurality of encoders flow, a total number of the plurality of signal lines being L, the plurality of signal lines including first and second signal lines; and
a plurality of controllers that are configured to receive the position detection signals via the plurality of signal lines so as to control driving of the plurality of motors, a total number of the plurality of controllers being m, the plurality of controllers including first and second controllers,
wherein 2?L wherein the first and second position detection signals flow only through the first signal line, and the third position detection signal flows only through the second signal line, and
the first and third position detection signals are received only by the first controller so that the first controller is configured to control the driving of the first and third motors, and the second position detection signal is received only by the second controller so that the second controller is configured to control the driving of the second motor.

US Pat. No. 10,189,162

MODEL GENERATION APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, MODEL GENERATION METHOD, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A model generation method for execution by a model generation apparatus, the model generation method comprising:inputting a three-dimensional shape model of a target object including (1) plane geometric features and (2) line geometric features;
setting a plurality of positions and orientations of a viewpoint, the viewpoint being used to observe the three-dimensional shape model of the target object, and sequentially selecting one of the plurality of positions and orientations of the viewpoint;
calculating, for the selected one of the plurality of positions and orientations of the viewpoint set in the setting and for the plane geometric features and the line geometric features, respectively, a degree of change of a relationship between image features of an image to be observed at the viewpoint and each of the plane geometric features and the line geometric features of the three-dimensional shape model when the selected position and orientation of the viewpoint or a position and orientation of the target object is changed; and
generating a hierarchical cluster of plane geometric features and a hierarchical cluster of line geometric features, separately, for the selected one of the plurality of positions and orientations of the viewpoint, by setting each of the plane geometric features and each of the line geometric features as an initial cluster in a lowest layer, and sequentially merging a pair of clusters in a current layer to generate a cluster in a higher layer based on similarity of the degree of change of the relationship calculated for the pair of clusters.

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. 10,189,135

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.