US Pat. No. 10,889,946

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SYNTHETIC TURF INFILL REMOVAL DEVICE

1. A system for separating the infill from an area of synthetic turf:a first winch having a first cable, the first cable configured to be extended and retracted from the first winch;
a comb frame, the comb frame positioned rearward from the first winch; and
a pull bar, the pull bar positioned initially rearward from the comb frame, the pull bar configured to move over the comb frame, the pull bar removably connected to the first cable, the pull bar having one or more fasteners removably connected to an end of the area of synthetic turf;
wherein the comb frame has one or more agitating members configured to separate the infill from the area of synthetic turf when the first cable is retracted forward to the winch and the area of synthetic turf is pulled over the comb frame in an inverted position.

US Pat. No. 10,889,945

EMULSION HEATING CONTROL FOR A PAVING MACHINE

Caterpillar Paving Produc...

1. A paving machine, comprising:an engine;
a material conveying system;
a screed system including a plurality of screed heaters;
an emulsion sprayer system, the emulsion sprayer system including
an emulsion tank, and
one or more emulsion heaters
an engine load sensing system; and
a control system configured to:
receive information from the engine load sensing system to determine a load on the engine the received information includes a number of the plurality of screed heaters that are active and a number of the one or more emulsion heaters that are active, and
limit the operation of the one or more emulsion heaters or the number of the plurality of screed heaters that are active when the received information indicates the load on the engine is above a value.

US Pat. No. 10,889,944

CONTROL SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING OPERATION OF COMPACTION SYSTEMS OF A PAVING MACHINE

Caterpillar Paving Produc...

1. A control system for controlling operation of a vibratory system and a tamper system of a paving machine, the control system comprising:a first input device operable to provide a first operating signal for operating the vibratory system according to a desired first operating speed;
a second input device operable to provide a second operating signal for operating the tamper system according to a desired second operation speed; and
a controller coupled in communication independently with each of the first and second input devices and the vibratory and tamper systems, the controller configured to:
receive the first operating signal and the second operating signal from corresponding ones of the first and second input devices,
compare the desired first operating speed and the desired second operating speed associated with the first operating signal and the second operating signal, respectively,
determine, based on the comparison, whether the desired first and second operating speeds lie within a pre-defined range from each other, and
modulate, when it is determined that the desired first and second operating speeds lie within the pre-defined range from each other, at least one of the first and second operating signals to operate the vibratory system according to a first operating speed and to operate the tamper system according to a second operating speed separated from one another by at least the pre-defined range such that undesirable harmonic oscillations are prevented in at least a screed of the vibratory system.

US Pat. No. 10,889,943

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A PAVING MACHINE

Caterpillar Paving Produc...

1. A method for operating a paving machine, the paving machine including a screed assembly, a washdown system for washing the paving machine and the screed assembly, and a ventilation system, the method comprising:receiving, by a controller, operational data associated with the paving machine,
the operational data including a machine speed of the paving machine, an operating mode of the paving machine, and a speed of an engine of the paving machine;
determining, by the controller, an operational state of the washdown system of the paving machine; and
controlling, by the controller, an operation state of the ventilation system based on the operational data associated with the paving machine and the operational state of the wash down system of the paving machine,
wherein said controlling the operational state of the ventilation system includes switching the operation state of the ventilation system, based on whether the speed of the engine is above a predetermined value, whether the operating mode of the paving machine is a maneuver mode or a paving mode, and whether the machine speed of the paving machine is less than or equal to a threshold value, and
wherein said controlling the operational state of the ventilation system includes automatically switching the operational state of the ventilation system to an OFF state, using the controller, responsive to the speed of the engine being above the predetermined value, the operating mode of the paving machine being one of the maneuver mode or the paving mode, and the machine speed of the paving machine being less than or equal to the threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,889,942

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR POSITIONING SCREED PLATES

Caterpillar Paving Produc...

1. A system for a screed assembly of a paving machine, comprising:a plurality of screed plates including at least a first screed plate and a second screed plate;
a screed frame coupled to the paving machine and at least one of first screed plate and the second screed plate;
a first plurality of sensors mounted to a major surface of the first screed plate;
a second plurality of sensors mounted to a major surface of the second screed plate;
a device configured to create a physical phenomenon that is detectable by the first plurality and the second plurality of sensors; and
a controller configured to, based on a detected position of each of the first plurality of sensors and each of the second plurality of sensors relative to the physical phenomenon, determine a relative position between the first screed plate and the second screed plate including a degree of parallelism between the major surface of the first screed plate and the major surface of the second screed plate.

US Pat. No. 10,889,941

SPRAY PAVING COATING AND METHOD

1. A paving mixture for a road surface, the mixture comprising:a bitumen binding material layer applied as a liquid and used to form a bitumen binding material layer of the road surface; and
an aggregate material layer applied on top of the bitumen binding material layer,
wherein the bitumen binding material layer comprises at least 13% of total bitumen in the paving mixture by weight and the binding material layer is greater than ¼ inch thick after application,
wherein the aggregate material layer comprises a mixture of aggregate and bitumen that provides a road surface and wherein the aggregate and bitumen are mixed prior to application to the bitumen binding material, and
wherein the paving mixture is at least 2.5 inch thick after application.

US Pat. No. 10,889,940

ROTATIONAL MIXING AND INDUCTION HEATING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RECYCLING ASPHALT USING THE SAME

1. A method of manufacturing an asphaltic concrete, comprising:providing an asphalt, wherein the asphalt is asphaltic concrete or asphalt cement;
providing an asphalt processing system, comprising:
a heating drum, wherein the heating drum further comprises:
a tubular or conal wall, encompassing an interior and having a first end and a second end;
wherein the tubular or conal wall is composed of a magnetic material which heats upon exposure to magnetic forces;
an input opening disposed adjacent to the first end of the tubular or conal wall;
an output opening disposed adjacent to the second end of the tubular or conal wall;
a heating system, comprising:
at least a first heating source, wherein the at least first heating source is disposed on an outside of the tubular or conal wall and disposed to direct heat to the tubular or conal wall; and
a drive system in communication with the heating drum which rotates rotate the heating drum;
rotating the heating drum about a central axis;
activating the heating system to apply heat to the tubular or conal wall of the heating drum;
placing an asphaltic concrete mix into the heating drum, wherein the tubular or conal wall of the heating drum is heated to between 300° F. and 750° F.;
moving the asphaltic concrete mix along the heating drum, wherein the asphaltic concrete mix is mixed while moving;
heating the asphaltic concrete mix to between 300° F. and 350° F. to form a heated mix; and
expelling the heated mix from the asphalt processing system.

US Pat. No. 10,889,939

SIZING METHOD FOR MAKING PAPER AND PAPER PREPARED THEREOF

ECOLAB USA INC., St. Pau...

1. A sizing method for making paper, the method comprising:adding alkenyl succinic anhydride to a papermaking furnish in a papermaking process, and
adding an aluminum salt to one or more process steps during the papermaking process via surface treatment,
wherein the surface treatment comprises spraying the aluminum salt onto a surface of a paper sheet in the one or more process steps during the papermaking process, wherein alkenyl succinic anhydride Is not added in the one or more process steps via a surface treatment,
wherein the one or more process steps during the papermaking process are selected from a process step at a forming section of the paper machine, a process step at a multilayer paperboard combining section, a process step at a press section, a process step at a drying section, a process step at a surface sizing section, and a combination thereof,
wherein the aluminum salt is added to the papermaking process in an amount greater than 0.3 kilograms per ton of paper, and the alkenyl succinic anhydride is added in an amount of at least 0.9 kilograms per ton of paper.

US Pat. No. 10,889,938

COATED SUBSTRATE COMPRISING A SURFACE-TREATED, AQUEOUS-BASED POLYMER COATING AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING THE SAME

BASF SE

1. A coated substrate, comprising:a cellulose-based substrate, and
an aqueous-based polymer coating on a surface of the cellulose-based substrate,
wherein the aqueous-based polymer coating has been surface treated with corona treatment and the aqueous-based polymer coating comprises an oligomer-stabilized styrene acrylic copolymer latex, a surfactant-stabilized styrene acrylic copolymer latex, or a combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,889,937

METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION OF A FILM COMPRISING MICROFIBRILLATED CELLULOSE, A FILM AND A PAPER OR PAPERBOARD PRODUCT

Stora Enso OYJ, Helsinki...

1. A method for the production of a film comprising microfibrillated cellulose, wherein the method comprises the steps of:providing a suspension comprising between 70 weight-% to 100 weight-% of microfibrillated cellulose based on total dry weight,
forming a fibrous web of said suspension,
drying the web in a drying equipment wherein the web is at least partly dried at a drying rate above 75 kg(H2O)/m2/h by use of hot air whereby a film is formed.

US Pat. No. 10,889,936

PRESS JACKET AND METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION THEREOF

Voith Patent GmbH, Heide...

1. A press jacket comprising:at least one polymer layer including or being produced from a polyurethane, said polyurethane being formed from a prepolymer and a cross linking agent,
wherein said prepolymer is a reaction product of phenylene 1,4-diisocyanate (PPDI) and a polyol selected from the group consisting of polyester polyol, polycaprolactone polyol, polyether polyol, polytetramethylene ether glycol (PTMEG), polypropylene glycol (PPG), polyethylene glycol (PEG), polyhexamethylene ether glycol, polycarbonate polyol, polyether carbonate polyol, polybutadiene polyol, and mixtures thereof, and
wherein said cross linking agent comprises:
a first component comprising 1,4-butanediol (BDO) or 1,4-hydroquinone bis(2-hydroxyethyl) ether (HQEE),
a second component comprising at least one aliphatic diamine selected from the group consisting of ethylenediamine (EDA), 2,2,4-trimethyl-1,6-hexanediamine, 2,4,4-trimethyl-1,6-hexanediamine, hexamethylenediamine (HMDA), and mixtures thereof, and
a third component comprising monoethanolamine.

US Pat. No. 10,889,935

DYEING METHOD AND DYEING APPARATUS

NIDEK CO., LTD., Gamagor...

1. A dyeing method in which a transparent resin body having a surface applied with a dye in a to-be-dyed region of the transparent resin body is heated to fix the dye to the surface of the transparent resin body, the method comprising:providing a dyeing apparatus comprising:
a laser beam irradiation part configured to irradiate a laser beam toward the transparent resin body;
a scan part configured to relatively scan the laser beam irradiated by the laser beam irradiation part with respect to the transparent resin body; and
a controller connected to the laser beam irradiation part and the scan part, the controller configured to control irradiation of the laser beam by the laser beam irradiation part by changing a laser beam irradiating condition according to a thickness of the transparent resin body at a scanning position with respect to a portion of the transparent resin body to be heated so that an irradiation energy density varies at the surface of the transparent resin body according to the thickness of the transparent resin body so that a heating temperature of the surface of the transparent resin body by irradiation of the laser beam is equal throughout an entire area of the to-be-dyed region of the transparent resin body while the laser beam is being relatively scanned by the scan part with respect to the to-be-dyed region of the transparent resin body, and so that only the surface of the transparent resin body is heated by the laser beam to a temperature required for fixing the dye to the surface of the transparent resin body in the to-be-dyed region of the transparent resin body,
wherein the controller controls the laser beam irradiation part based on the laser beam irradiating condition, and
wherein the laser beam irradiating condition includes at least one of a relative scanning speed of the laser beam by the scan part and irradiation power of the laser beam by the laser beam irradiation part;
irradiating the laser beam toward the transparent resin body applied with the dye on the surface while relatively scanning the laser beam with respect to the transparent resin body to heat the to-be-dyed region of the transparent resin body to fix the dye to the surface of the transparent resin body in the to-be-dyed region of the transparent resin body; and
changing, during said irradiating, the laser beam irradiating condition with respect to the thickness of the transparent resin body at a portion of the transparent resin body to be heated so that the irradiation energy density varies at the surface of the transparent resin body according to the thickness of the transparent resin body so that the heating temperature on the transparent resin body by irradiation of the laser beam is equal throughout the entire area of the to-be-dyed region of the transparent resin body,
wherein:
the changing of the laser beam irradiating condition during irradiating, comprises changing the laser beam irradiating condition, while the laser beam is being relatively scanned with respect to the to-be-dyed region of the transparent resin body, between at least (i) a first laser beam irradiating condition for irradiating the laser beam toward a first region in the to-be-dyed region of the transparent resin body and (ii) a second laser beam irradiating condition for irradiating the laser beam toward a second region having a thinner thickness than the first region, the second irradiation condition being different from the first irradiation condition, and
the laser beam has a wavelength having a lower absorbance by the dye as compared to an absorbance by the transparent resin body.

US Pat. No. 10,889,934

REMOVABLE ADDITIVE CONTAINER FOR LAUNDRY APPLIANCES

Haier US Appliance Soluti...

1. A laundry appliance defining a vertical direction, a lateral direction, and a transverse direction, the vertical, lateral, and transverse directions are mutually perpendicular, the laundry appliance comprising:a cabinet extending along the transverse direction from a rear panel to a front panel, along the lateral direction from a left side panel to a right side panel, and along the vertical direction from a bottom panel to a top cover, the cabinet defining an interior volume;
a drum rotatably mounted within the interior volume of the cabinet, the drum defining a chamber for the receipt of clothes;
a container removably mounted in the cabinet at the front panel of the cabinet, the container configured for receipt of an additive and in fluid communication with the chamber to provide the additive from the container to the chamber, the container comprising a bottle and a cap, the cap comprising an outlet permitting fluid flow from the bottle when the container is oriented such that the cap is positioned below the bottle; and
a bottom guide and a top guide within the cabinet, wherein the container is removably mounted in the cabinet retained by and positioned between the bottom guide and the top guide along the vertical direction with the cap at least partially received in the bottom guide.

US Pat. No. 10,889,933

CLOTHES DRYER AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING CLOTHES DRYER

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A clothes dryer comprising:a cabinet having a rear plate formed with a bearing hole;
a drum rotatably installed inside the cabinet;
a shaft coupled to a rear wall of the drum and configured to rotate to transmit a rotational force to the drum; and
a bearing assembly having
a ball bearing supporting a rotation of the shaft, and having an inner ring and an outer ring positioned around an exterior of the inner ring,
a bearing housing inserted into the bearing hole and configured to house the outer ring, and
a bearing bracket coupled to the bearing housing through the bearing hole of the rear plate, so that the bearing housing and the rear plate are not separated during the rotation of the shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,889,932

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A LAMINATED TEXTILE PRODUCT, A PRIMARY BACKING FOR USE IN THIS METHOD AND A METHOD TO MANUFACTURE THIS PRIMARY BACKING

DSM IP ASSETS B.V., Heer...

1. A method for manufacturing a textile product comprising:(a) providing a first sheet having a front surface and a back surface,
(b) covering the back surface of the sheet with a porous layer having a porosity of 50% to 99%, the layer comprising a thermoplastic material,
(c) forming a pile on the front surface of first sheet by stitching one or more yarns through the first sheet, the one or more yarns having free ends that form the pile and locked ends that extend into the porous layer, thereby forming an intermediate product,
(d) processing the intermediate product by feeding the intermediate product along a body having a heated surface and contacting the porous layer with the heated surface to thereby melt at least a fraction of the thermoplastic material, to thereby form a compressed layer of thermoplastic mat and the locked ends of the one or more yarns on the back surface of the first sheet
(e) cooling the molten fraction of the thermoplastic material, thereby connecting the locked ends of the one or more yarns to the first sheet,
(f) optionally connecting a second sheet to the processed intermediate product, using an adhesive applied between the processed surface of the intermediate product and the second sheet.

US Pat. No. 10,889,931

BACKING SHIFTER FOR VARIABLE OR MULTI-GAUGE TUFTING

Tuftco Corporation, Chat...

1. A tufting machine for forming tufted fabrics, comprising:at least one needle bar having a first series of needles mounted transversely across the width of the tufting machine;
a plurality of backing feed rolls for feeding a backing fabric through a tufting zone of the tufting machine;
a yarn feed mechanism for feeding a series of yarns to said needles;
at least one backing shifter for shifting the plurality of backing feed rolls transversely across the tufting zone;
a reciprocating needle plate beneath the backing fabric equipped for reciprocal longitudinal movement;
a series of gauge parts mounted below the tufting zone in a position to engage the first series of needles of the at least one needle bar being reciprocated into the backing material to form tufts of yarns in the backing fabric;
a control system for controlling and synchronizing the at least one backing shifter, a needle drive, the plurality of backing feed rolls, and the reciprocating needle plate.

US Pat. No. 10,889,930

QUILTING FRAME AND CLIP ASSEMBLY

GRACEWOOD MANAGEMENT, INC...

1. A quilting frame assembly for quilting of a quilt core, the quilting frame assembly comprising:a frame support structure;
a quilting frame comprising a first frame element and a second frame element, the first frame element and the second frame element being affixed to the frame support structure, the first frame element comprising three first frame element members, a front frame member, a first side frame member, and a second side frame member, each of the three first frame element members having a first frame geometric cross-section with a first frame cross-sectional top corner oriented upwardly as a first frame element member apex, and the second frame element comprising a rear frame member having a second frame geometric cross-section with a second frame cross-sectional bottom corner oriented downwardly as a second frame member base, the first frame member apex and the second frame member base being proximally positioned in and bordering a frame fabric plane;
a plurality of first element clips, each of the plurality of first element clips is u-shaped, spring biased and reciprocating, and has a plurality of first clip inside frame receiver facets dimensioned and positioned to engage with three or more or more first frame cross-sectional corners of a first frame element member with the quilt core draped over the first frame element member, one or more first frame element clips being provided for each first frame element member; and
one or more second element clips, each of the one or more second element clips is u-shaped, spring biased and reciprocating, and has a plurality of second clip inside frame receiver facets dimensioned and positioned to engage with three or more or more second frame cross-sectional corners of the rear frame member with the quilt core draped over the rear frame member, the one or more second element clips being provided for the rear frame member.

US Pat. No. 10,889,929

ADAPTIVE APPARATUS FOR TRANSPORTING AND SEWING MATERIAL ALONG ARBITRARY SEAM SHAPES

SoftWear Automation, Inc....

1. A system for transporting and sewing material, comprising:a sewing machine including a sewing needle;
a material holding assembly comprising:
mechanical fingers configured to contact material on a sewing plane adjacent to the sewing needle, the mechanical fingers configured to secure a relative orientation and position of the material during sewing of the material, wherein each of the mechanical fingers comprises a passive belt system that contacts the material to secure the orientation and position; and
a structural grounding system supporting the mechanical fingers, where clearance around the sewing needle is provided by repositioning individual mechanical fingers around the sewing needle; and
a translation system attached to the structural grounding system, the translation system configured to transport the material on the sewing plane via the mechanical fingers.

US Pat. No. 10,889,928

PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, SEWING MACHINE, AND PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT DEVICE

JUKI CORPORATION, Tama (...

1. A production management system comprising:a sewing machine that records chronological operation data; and
a production management device that communicates with the sewing machine, and acquires and stores the operation data,
wherein the sewing machine is a sewing machine that does not include a clock for acquiring a current time, and
wherein the sewing machine includes a time acquisition unit that acquires a time, from a clock of the production management device, at a time of communication with the production management device, and grants time information based on the time at the time of the communication to the operation data recorded at the time of the communication.

US Pat. No. 10,889,927

3-DIMENSIONAL VISION SYSTEM FOR STITCHING ALONG A PREDETERMINED PATH

ONE SCIENCES, INC., Cumm...

1. A system for 3-dimensional vision-assisted sewing operations, the system comprising:a guiding apparatus configured to perform actions along one or more predetermined paths;
a 3-dimensional vision system wherein the 3-dimensional vision system is configured to direct the guiding apparatus to avoid performing an operation on a non-processable feature of an operational object based on at least the 3-dimensional vision system detecting the non-processable feature; and
an operational area.

US Pat. No. 10,889,926

PATCH LIBRARY SYSTEM FOR STITCHING ALONG A PREDETERMINED PATH

ONE SCIENCES, INC., Cumm...

1. A system for performing operations of a guiding apparatus, the system comprising:a patch library configured to store patch configuration information, the patch configuration information comprising instructions for performing actions along predetermined paths;
a vision system configured to instruct the guiding apparatus to perform actions along predetermined paths stored in the patch library; and
an operational area.

US Pat. No. 10,889,925

AUGMENTED REALITY SYSTEM FOR STITCHING ALONG A PREDETERMINED PATH

ONE SCIENCES, INC., Cumm...

1. A system for performing augmented reality-assisted sewing operations, the system comprising:a guiding apparatus;
an operational area;
one or more operational objects; and
an augmented reality system comprising a vision system and an illumination system, the illumination system being configured to project augmented reality features onto the one or more operational objects,
wherein the augmented reality system is configured to enable a user to interact with a projected augmented reality feature via at least one of: touch and gesture; and wherein the guiding apparatus is configured to respond to at least one of the touch and the gesture.

US Pat. No. 10,889,923

KNIT APPAREL WITH INTEGRAL AIRFLOW AND STANDOFF ZONES

NIKE, INC., Beaverton, O...

1. A garment comprising:a knit material, the knit material constructed with at least one airflow zone and at least one standoff zone,
wherein the at least one airflow zone comprises a plurality of knitted apertures in the knit material,
and further wherein the at least one standoff zone comprises a plurality of knitted nodes in the knit material, the plurality of knitted nodes comprising:
a first knitted node formed from a first missed-stitch structure comprising a first set of float stitches in a first set of wales extending across a first plurality of courses, a second missed-stitch structure comprising a second set of float stitches in a second set of wales extending across the first plurality of courses, and knitted material between the first set of float stitches and the second set of float stitches, and
a second knitted node formed from a third missed-stitch structure comprising a third set of float stitches in a second plurality of courses, a fourth missed-stitch structure comprising a fourth set of float stitches in the second plurality of courses, and knitted material between the third set of float stitches and the fourth set of float stitches, wherein the first plurality of courses is separated from the second plurality of courses by a third plurality of courses having a set of knitted stitches within at least the first set of wales.

US Pat. No. 10,889,922

ENHANCED CO-FORMED MELTBLOWN FIBROUS WEB

1. A method for manufacturing a fibrous web structure, comprising the steps of:melt spinning first polymer filaments and laying down the first polymer filaments on a moving belt without cellulose pulp fibers, thereby forming a first scrim layer of polymer filaments on the belt;
defibrating first cellulose pulp dry lap sheets in a first defibrating apparatus, to produce first cellulose pulp fibers;
incompletely defibrating second cellulose pulp dry lap sheets in the first defibrating apparatus or a second defibrating apparatus, to produce incompletely defibrated consolidated masses of second cellulose pulp fibers;
entraining the first cellulose pulp fibers and the consolidated masses in an air stream;
directing the first cellulose pulp fibers and the consolidated masses into a fiber spreader;
melt spinning second polymer filaments, blending the second polymer filaments with the first cellulose pulp fibers and the consolidated masses in co-forming equipment comprising a co-form box, and directing the blend of second polymer filaments, first cellulose pulp fibers and consolidated masses at the belt and the first scrim layer, to form a core layer overlying the first scrim layer, wherein the first scrim layer is disposed on a first side of the core layer;
downstream of the core layer forming step, melt spinning third polymer filaments and directing the third polymer filaments at the belt and the core layer, thereby forming a second scrim layer overlying the core layer, wherein the second scrim layer is disposed on a second side of the core layer, wherein one or both of the first melt spun polymer filaments and third melt spun polymer filaments are mist quenched following spinning and prior to formation of the respective scrim layer(s);
conveying the first scrim layer, overlying core layer, and overlying second scrim layer into the nip between a pair of calendar rollers, at least one of the rollers having thereon a pattern of bonding protrusions, the rollers having a source of heating energy supplied at the nip;
compressing the layers in the nip and beneath the bonding protrusions to form a pattern of thermal bonds bonding the scrim layers to and thereby complete the fibrous web structure; and
dividing the fibrous nonwoven structure into sheets, gathering the sheets into a supply of wipes, and wetting the wipes with a liquid composition to form a supply of wet wipes.

US Pat. No. 10,889,921

NONWOVENS HAVING ALIGNED SEGMENTED FIBERS

AVINTIV Specialty Materia...

20. A nonwoven fabric, comprising:a plurality of incrementally-stretched meltspun segmented fibers, wherein each of the plurality of incrementally-stretched meltspun segmented fibers comprises a fiber axis and a plurality of alternating larger diameter segments and smaller diameter segments along the fiber axis, each of the plurality of incrementally-stretched meltspun fibers having from 5 to 50 discrete larger diameter segments separated by the plurality of smaller diameter segments per linear meter, and
wherein the plurality of incrementally-stretched meltspun fibers include a first meltspun fiber having a first larger diameter segment and smaller diameter segment along a first fiber axis of the first meltspun fiber; wherein the plurality of incrementally-stretched meltspun segmented fibers are incrementally-stretched at least three times in a first direction and substantially aligned in the first direction, and wherein the first larger diameter segment has a first linear length and the first smaller diameter segments has a second linear length, and wherein the second linear length is greater than the first linear length; and
wherein the first direction comprises a cross direction, and wherein the plurality of incrementally-stretched meltspun segmented fibers comprise a cross direction tensile strength and a machine direction tensile strength, the cross direction tensile strength being at least 2 times stronger than the machine direction tensile strength.

US Pat. No. 10,889,920

REED AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

Groz-Beckert KG, Albstad...

1. A reed (15), comprising:a plurality of dents (16) that extend in a longitudinal direction (L) between a first end (17) and an opposite second end (18),
wherein individual ones of the plurality of dents (16) have end sections (19) adjoining the first end (17) and the second end (18) respectively and have a working section (20) between the end sections (19),
whereas individual ones of the plurality of dents (16) have a first dent outer surface (A1) extending in a first plane (E1) in the working section (20) and have a second dent outer surface (A2) extending in a second plane (E2) in the working section (20), wherein the two planes (E1, E2) are orientated parallel to each other,
wherein in at least one end section (19) of at least one of the plurality of dents (16) multiple spacer studs (30) are present that are deepened at a first side (S1) compared with the first plane (E1) respectively and that are raised at a second side (S2) compared with the second plane (E2), wherein a percentage of a sum of the stud outer surface areas (F) of all of the multiple spacer studs (30) at their second side is at most 15% of a total end section surface area of a common end section (19) at the second side, and an adhesive bond is created between adjacent end sections (19) of individual ones of the plurality of dents (16).

US Pat. No. 10,889,919

PRODUCING DEVICE AND PRODUCING METHOD FOR CHOPPED FIBER BUNDLES, PRODUCING DEVICE AND PRODUCING METHOD FOR FIBER-REINFORCED RESIN FORMING MATERIALS, CUTTING BLADE FOR CARBON FIBER BUNDLES, AND ROTARY CUTTER FOR CARBON FIBER BUNDLES

Mitsubishi Chemical Corpo...

1. A producing device for chopped fiber bundles comprising:a chopper unit comprising a rotary cutter for cutting a plurality of long fiber bundles which are arranged in parallel with each other and supplied to the chopper unit with a traveling direction orthogonal to a rotation axis of the rotary cutter;
a comb guide for restricting each of the long fiber bundles to be supplied to the chopper unit from moving relative to the comb guide in a direction parallel to the rotation axis of the rotary cutter; and
a scratch bar, provided between the chopper unit and the comb guide, that widens the long fiber bundles.

US Pat. No. 10,889,918

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING STRENGTH OF CARBON NANOTUBE FIBER AGGREGATE

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

1. A method for producing a carbon nanotube fiber aggregate by spinning a raw material containing a carbon source in the presence of a carrier gas containing a reducing gas, wherein the molar ratio of the carbon source to the reducing gas (carbon source/reducing gas) is 0.03 or more and 0.05 or less, andwherein the molar ratio of the carbon source to the reducing gas (carbon source/reducing gas) satisfies the following Equation 1 or Equation 2:
y=0.0288e107.58x  (Equation 1)
0.0288e107.58x?0.7?y?0.0288e107.58x+0.3  (Equation 2)
wherein, y is the elongation at break, and x is the molar ratio of the carbon source to the reducing gas,
to control the strength of the carbon nanotube fiber aggregate,
wherein the reducing gas comprises hydrogen gas, ammonia gas, or a mixed gas thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,889,917

PROCESS FOR SPINNING MULTIFILAMENT YARN

TEIJIN ARAMID B.V., Arnh...

1. A spinneret comprising:a first surface,
a second surface parallel to the first surface, and
at least a first group of spinning holes and a second group of spinning holes, each spinning hole comprising an entrance opening, a conically shaped channel, and a cylindrically shaped capillary,
wherein:
an exit side of all the capillaries is located in a plane of the second surface of the spinneret,
the capillaries of the second group of spinning holes have a lower length/diameter (L/D) ratio than the capillaries of the first group of spinning holes,
all capillaries of the spinneret have the same diameter,
the diameter of all capillaries is 100 ?m or less, and
the spinneret is configured to manufacture a multifilament yarn in which a minimum cross section area of each single filament of the multifilament yarn is at least 75% of an average cross section area of all filaments in the multifilament yarn.

US Pat. No. 10,889,916

CELLULOSE ACETATE FIBER, CELLULOSE ACETATE FIBER MOLDED ARTICLE, AND METHODS RESPECTIVELY FOR PRODUCING SAID CELLULOSE ACETATE FIBER AND SAID CELLULOSE ACETATE FIBER MOLDED ARTICLE

DAICEL CORPORATION, Osak...

1. A cellulose acetate fiber comprising cellulose acetate havinga total degree of acetyl substitution of 0.4 to 1.3; and
a compositional distribution index (CDI) defined by a formula below of 1.4 to 2.0,
the fiber having an average fiber diameter of 0.1 to 1 ?m:
CDI=Z (measured value of half-width of compositional distribution)/Z0 (theoretical value of half-width of compositional distribution), wherein
Z: half-width of compositional distribution of degree of acetyl substitution determined by HPLC analysis of cellulose acetate propionate obtained by propionylating all residual hydroxyl groups of the cellulose acetate, and

wherein
Ds: total degree of acetyl substitution of the cellulose acetate, and
DPw: weight-average degree of polymerization (value determined by a GPC-light scattering using cellulose acetate propionate obtained by propionylating all residual hydroxyl groups of the cellulose acetate).

US Pat. No. 10,889,915

PRODUCING FIBERS USING SPINNERETS

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A method for producing fibers with corrugations, the method comprising:flowing a first fluid through a first channel at least partially defined in a spinneret;
rotating a projection of the spinneret that extends into the first channel of the spinneret as the first fluid flows past the projection; and
solidifying the first fluid to form a fiber downstream of the projection;
wherein rotating the projection comprises rotating the projection in a first direction and rotating the projection in a second direction opposite the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,889,914

LOCATION-SPECIFIC GROWTH AND TRANSFER OF SINGLE CRYSTALLINE TMD MONOLAYER ARRAYS

THE TRUSTEES OF THE STEVE...

1. A method for growing patterned transition metal dichalcogenides on a substrate, said method comprising the steps of:providing a source substrate having a first surface comprising a patterned film;
providing a growth substrate that is void of a patterned film;
soaking said growth substrate in a potassium hydroxide solution, for a length of time sufficient to allow said growth substrate to undergo an increase in surface energy;
placing said source substrate and said growth substrate face-to-face after said soaking step to thereby form a composite structure comprising said source substrate and said growth substrate; and
subjecting said composite structure to a chemical vapor deposition process to thereby create a first transition metal dichalcogenide layer on said growth substrate and a second transition metal dichalcogenide layer on said source substrate, both said first transition metal dichalcogenide layer and said second transition metal dichalcogenide layer being patterned in accordance with said patterned film.

US Pat. No. 10,889,913

GAS DOPING SYSTEMS FOR CONTROLLED DOPING OF A MELT OF SEMICONDUCTOR OR SOLAR-GRADE MATERIAL

GlobalWafers Co., Ltd., ...

1. A method for doping a melt of semiconductor or solar-grade material, the method comprising:introducing a solid dopant through a first end of a feeding tube of a crystal pulling apparatus, the feeding tube being partially disposed within a furnace that includes a crucible that holds a melt of semiconductor or solar-grade material, the first end of the feeding tube being external to the furnace with dopant continuously or intermittently being introduced through the first end and falling down the feeding tube and into the furnace, the dopant falling through a second opening formed in a bottom of a fluid flow restrictor and into an evaporation receptacle, the fluid flow restrictor and evaporation receptacle being disposed within the feeding tube, the dopant contacting a conically-shaped portion of the fluid flow restrictor as the dopants falls through the feeding tube and being directed to the second opening by the conically-shaped portion of the fluid flow restrictor;
vaporizing the dopant within the evaporation receptacle to form a gaseous dopant, the gaseous dopant being restricted from moving upward through the feeding tube toward the first end of the fluid flow restrictor; and
flowing an inert gas through the feeding tube at a flow rate of less than about 10 normal-liters per minute, the inert gas flowing through the second opening of the fluid flow restrictor, the inert gas carrying gaseous dopant toward a feeding tube opening, the gaseous dopant and the inert gas being introduced into the furnace through the feeding tube opening.

US Pat. No. 10,889,912

ALUMINIUM ALLOY STRIP FOR ADHESIVE CONNECTION

Hydro Aluminium Rolled Pr...

1. A method, comprising:utilizing a strip consisting of an aluminium alloy for providing adhesive connections in motor vehicles, wherein
the strip at least in certain areas has a surface structure prepared for an adhesive connection, wherein the surface structure has depressions which were produced using an electrochemical graining process, wherein the surface structure which is at least provided in certain areas is provided on at least one or on both sides of the strip and has a reduced valley depth Svk of 1.0 ?m to 6.0 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,889,911

PLATING APPARATUS AND PLATING METHOD

EBARA CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. A plating apparatus that performs an electrolytic plating process on a substrate having a resist pattern, comprising:a pretreatment bath that performs hydrophilic treatment by bringing a pretreatment liquid into contact with a surface to be plated of the substrate;
a plating bath that performs a plating process on a substrate that has undergone the hydrophilic treatment,
wherein the pretreatment bath includes a pretreatment liquid supplying device that supplies the pretreatment liquid into the pretreatment bath, andan ultraviolet light irradiation device that irradiates ultraviolet light onto the surface to be plated of the substrate;wherein the ultraviolet light irradiation device is arranged in the pretreatment bath; anda control portion configured to control the pretreatment liquid supplying device and the ultraviolet light irradiation device at least by causing the ultraviolet light irradiation device to irradiate ultraviolet light onto the surface to be plated of the substrate in an air atmosphere or vacuum atmosphere before causing the pretreatment liquid supplying device to supply pretreatment liquid in a vacuum atmosphere to cover the surface of the substrate to be plated.

US Pat. No. 10,889,910

BORON-CONTAINING LOW-CARBON STEEL OXIDE FILM AND PREPARATION METHOD THEREOF

Tianjin University of Tec...

1. A method for preparing a boron-containing low-carbon steel oxide film, comprising:performing micro-arc oxidation on boron-containing low-carbon steel in an electrolyte by using the boron-containing low-carbon steel as an anode, to obtain a boron-containing low-carbon steel oxide film,
wherein the electrolyte contains sodium meta aluminate of 5 g/L to 25 g/L, sodium dihydrogen phosphate of 2 g/L to 10 g/L, sodium carbonate of 2 g/L to 15 g/L, and glycerol of 2 g/L to 8 g/L,
wherein parameters of the micro-arc oxidation comprise: current density of 0.1 mA/cm2 to 300 mA/cm2, a positive voltage of 500V to 700V, a negative voltage of 20V to 80V, a current frequency of 200 Hz to 2000 Hz, a ratio of positive frequency to negative frequency of 1 to 2, a positive duty ratio of 15% to 40%, a negative duty ratio of 10% to 20%, reaction duration of 20 min to 60 min, and a reaction temperature of 20° C. to 60° C.

US Pat. No. 10,889,909

GALVANICALLY DECORATED COMPONENT AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A GALVANICALLY DECORATED COMPONENT

Gerhardi Kunststofftechni...

1. A method for producing a decorated electroplated component having a surface with a light-transmissive symbol or structure, the method comprising:producing a component from a plastic that can be electroplated, using an injection-molding method; and
thermally transferring from a carrier to the component using laser activation a symbol or structure comprising a printed image that cannot be electroplated and is stable with regard to electroplating;
wherein transfer of the printed image is applied after the injection-molding procedure of the component; and
wherein the carrier is completely coated so that the symbol or structure is produced on the component by the laser passing over the printed image and the component is subsequently electroplated.

US Pat. No. 10,889,908

SUPERCONFORMAL FILLING COMPOSITION AND SUPERCONFORMALLY FILLING A RECESSED FEATURE OF AN ARTICLE

GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED ...

1. A process for superconformally filling a recessed feature of an article with gold, the process comprising:providing the article comprising:
a substrate;
a field disposed on the substrate;
the recessed feature disposed on the substrate and surrounded by the field, the recessed feature comprising:
a bottom member;
a sidewall that separates the bottom member from the field,
the recessed feature having an aspect ratio of a depth to a width from 0.5 to 100 before superconformally filling the recessed feature, the aspect ratio decreasing during superconformally filling the recessed feature; and
an overlayer disposed on the article such that the field and the recessed feature are fully metallized for contact with a superconformal filling composition;
contacting the field and the recessed feature with the superconformal filling composition in an absence of cyanide and lead, the superconformal filling composition having a near-neutral pH and comprising:
a plurality of Au(SO3)23? anions as a source of gold for superconformally depositing gold in the recessed feature;
a plurality of SO32? anions; and
a plurality of Bi3+ cations as a brightener and an accelerator for superconformally depositing gold in the recessed feature;
convectively transporting the Au(SO3)23? anions and the Bi3+ cations to the bottom member by actively moving the substrate relative to the superconformal filling composition;
subjecting the field and the recessed feature to an electrical current to superconformally deposit gold from the Au(SO3)23? anions on the bottom member relative to the sidewall and the field, the electrical current providing a cathodic voltage (VSSE) from ?0.66 V to ?1.00 V relative to a saturated sulfate electrode (SSE), and a first deposition ratio of a first deposition rate of gold on the bottom member relative to a second deposition rate of gold on the sidewall being from 1.5 to 106; and
increasing the electrical current subjected to the field and the recessed feature to maintain the VSSE from ?0.66 V to ?1.00 V relative to the SSE during superconformally depositing gold on the substrate to superconformally fill the recessed feature of the article with gold as a superconformal filling comprising gold, the superconformal filling being void-free and seam-free,
such that in a presence of the superconformal filling composition: passivation of the field and the recessed feature occurs at the VSSE greater than ?0.65 V relative to the SSE, sub-conformal deposition of gold occurs at the VSSE less than ?1 V relative to the SSE, and superconformal deposition of gold occurs at the VSSE from ?0.66 V to ?1.00 V relative to the SSE.

US Pat. No. 10,889,907

CYANIDE-FREE ACIDIC MATTE SILVER ELECTROPLATING COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS

Rohm and Haas Electronic ...

1. A method of electroplating silver comprising:a) contacting a substrate with an acidic silver electroplating composition consisting of one or more sources of silver ions, wherein the one or more sources of silver ions are in amounts of 10 g/L to 80 g/L, one or more alkanesulfonic acids in amounts of 20 g/L to 250 g/L, telluric acid in amounts of 200 mg/L to 800 mg/L, water, a pH of 1 to less than 1, one or more optional compounds chosen from suppressors, surfactants and grain refiners, one or more dihydroxy bis-sulfide compounds in amounts of 10 g/L to 80 g/L, wherein the one or more dihydroxy bis-sulfide compounds are chosen from 2,4-dithia-1,5-pentanediol, 2,5-dithia-1,6-hexanediol, 2,6-dithia-1,7-heptanediol, 2,7-dithia-1,8-octanediol, 3,5-dithia-1,7-heptanediol, and 3,6-dithia-1,8-octanediol, and one or more mercaptotetrazoles in amounts of 5 g/L to 160 g/L, wherein the one or more mercaptotetrazoles are chosen from 1-(2-dimethylaminoethyl)-5-mercapto-1,2,3,4-tetrazole, and 1-(2-diethylaminoethyl)-5-mercapto-1,2,3,4-tetrazole, the acidic silver electroplating composition is substantially free of cyanide, wherein a ratio of a concentration of the one or more mercaptotetrazoles to a concentration of the one or more dihydroxy bis-sulfide compounds is 0.5:1 to 2:1; and
b) electroplating uniform matte silver on the substrate with the acidic silver electroplating composition at a current density from 2-26 A/dm2 and a temperature of 60-70° C.

US Pat. No. 10,889,906

LOW-PROFILE ALUMINUM CELL POTSHELL AND METHOD FOR INCREASING THE PRODUCTION CAPACITY OF AN ALUMINUM CELL POTLINE

Hatch Ltd., Mississauga ...

1. An aluminum reduction cell comprising:(a) a shell structure including a pair of longitudinally extending sidewalls, a pair of transversely extending endwalls, a bottom wall, and an open top having an upper edge;
(b) a transverse support structure including a plurality of transverse bottom beams located under the shell structure and extending transversely between the sidewalls, each of the transverse bottom beams having a pair of opposed ends; and
(c) a plurality of compliant binding elements fixed to the transverse support structure, each extending vertically along an outer surface of one of the sidewalls, for applying an inwardly directed force to said sidewall;
wherein the compliant binding elements are in the form of cantilever springs, each including:
a metal member having a lower end, which is secured to the transverse support structure; and
a compliant, upper free end, which is movable inwardly and outwardly in response to expansion and contraction of the shell structure.

US Pat. No. 10,889,905

METHODS OF GENERATING MANGANESE (III) IONS IN MIXED AQUEOUS ACID SOLUTIONS USING OZONE

Rohm and Haas Electronic ...

1. A method comprising:a) providing a substrate comprising one or more organic polymers;
b) providing an aqueous acid solution comprising sulfuric acid, one or more alkane sulfonic acids and Mn(II) ions and counter anions;
c) injecting ozone gas in the aqueous acid solution to oxidize the Mn(II) ions with ozone to generate at least 15 mmol/L Mn(III) ions, wherein efficiency of oxidizing Mn(II) ions with the ozone to generate the at least 15 mmol/L Mn(III) ions is at least 60%, and wherein the ozone gas is injected in the aqueous acid solution at a rate of 0.1 g/L/hour to 10 g/L/hour; and
d) contacting the substrate comprising the one or more organic polymers with an aqueous acid solution containing the at least 15 mmol/L Mn(III) ions to etch the one or more polymers of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,889,904

SYNTHESIS OF NANOSTRUCTURED PHOTOACTIVE FILMS WITH CONTROLLED MORPHOLOGY BY A FLAME AEROSOL REACTOR

Washington University, S...

1. A nanostructured photo-water splitting cell comprising:a photoanode comprising a support and a nanostructured metal oxide film disposed on at least one surface of the support, wherein the nanostructured metal oxide film comprises metal oxide particles having an average particle size of less than about 20 nanometers, wherein the film predominantly comprises a columnar morphology characterized as having continuous individual columnar structures oriented approximately normal to the support wherein the columnar structures have an average width (w) and a crystal grain size (Xs), and wherein w/10 is greater than Xs, and
a cathode comprising a counter electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,889,903

OXYGEN-GENERATING ANODE

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPO...

1. An anode comprising:an anode substrate; and
an anode catalyst layer formed on a surface of the anode substrate, wherein
the anode substrate comprises at least one valve metal selected from the group consisting of aluminum, chromium, and titanium, and
the anode catalyst layer comprises IrxTayZrzO2, where x=7, y=2, z=1, or x=7, y=1, z=2, so that the anode evolves oxygen in a sulfuric acid aqueous solution containing a substance to be hydrogenated dissolved at a concentration higher than 1 mg/L.

US Pat. No. 10,889,901

ULTRAVIOLET-STABILIZED CORROSION INHIBITORS

International Business Ma...

1. A method of forming an ultraviolet-stabilized corrosion inhibitor, comprising:forming a functionalized azole, the functionalized azole comprising a bromine atom or a boronic ester;
forming a functionalized photosensitizer; and
forming an ultraviolet-stabilized corrosion inhibitor by reacting the functionalized azole with the functionalized photosensitizer, wherein the ultraviolet-stabilized corrosion inhibitor is selected from the group consisting of
wherein:G is a hydrocarbyl or a substituted hydrocarbyl,
X is a hydrogen, a hydroxyl group, an amino group, a hydrocarbyl, a thioether group, or an ether group,
R? is a hydrogen, a hydrocarbyl, an amino group, or a thioether group, and
R? is a hydrogen, a hydrocarbyl, an alkoxy group, an aryl group, or a heteroaryl group.

US Pat. No. 10,889,900

CERAMIC LAMINATE

NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION,...

1. A ceramic laminate in which a ceramic film is formed on a metal layer, wherein the ceramic film has a minimum film thickness of 1 ?m or more, contains silicon nitride, and has silicon nitride crystal grains having an average grain size of 300 nm or less in the film thickness direction and an average grain size of 500 nm or less in the in-plane direction,wherein the ceramic film has a porosity of more than 0% and less than 3%,
wherein the ceramic laminate does not include a ceramic film having a porosity of 3% or more,
wherein the porosity means the ratio of the area occupied by the voids in the ceramic film, including the area of the voids, along the cross section of the ceramic film in the direction perpendicular to the film surface, and
wherein the ceramic film has a ratio of the X-ray diffraction intensity I (210) of (210) plane to the X-ray diffraction intensity I (101) of (101) plane of ?-silicon nitride crystal exceeding 0.9.

US Pat. No. 10,889,899

CERAMIC LAMINATE, CERAMIC INSULATING SUBSTRATE, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING CERAMIC LAMINATE

NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION,...

1. A ceramic laminate comprised of a base member layer on a partial or an entire surface of which a composite ceramic layer containing an alumina phase and a zirconia phase is covered,said ceramic laminate
having, at any cross-section perpendicular to bonding interfaces of said composite ceramic layer and said base member layer, a structure of a first phase comprised of either of said alumina phase or said zirconia phase in which second phase particles comprised of the other of said zirconia phase or said alumina phase with a smaller total area ratio than said first phase are dispersed and voids, and
having, when measuring said second phase particles with circle equivalent diameters of 0.01 ?m or more in said cross-section-and said voids,
a maximum value of circle equivalent diameter of said second phase particles of 5 ?m or less,
an average value of circle equivalent diameter of said second phase particles of 0.02 ?m to 0.3 ?m,
an average value of the values of long axes of equivalent ellipses when viewing said second phase particles as ellipses divided by the short axes of 2 to 10, and
an area ratio of said voids of 5% or less.

US Pat. No. 10,889,898

METHOD FOR IMPROVING BLOOD COMPATIBILITY OF MATERIAL SURFACE BY USING CONTROLLABLE GRAFTING TECHNIQUE

South China University of...

1. A method for improving blood compatibility of a material surface by using a controllable grafting technique, comprising:1) placing a monomer NVP, an RAFT reagent and a solvent acetonitrile in a container, adding an initiator AIBN, and mixing uniformly;
2) removing oxygen with liquid nitrogen from the container in step 1), reacting the mixture in step 1) in an oil bath of 60° C. to 80° C.; after polymerization for 5-48 h, adding liquid nitrogen to quench and stop the reaction forming a product; adding absolute ether to the product for precipitation; keeping a resulting precipitate in a room-temperature vacuum oven until a constant weight is reached, thus obtaining PVP-COOH;
3) mixing the PVP-COOH with DCC and NHS; adding dry dichloromethane to the mixture in a nitrogen atmosphere, and reacting in an ice water bath for 0.5-3 h;
4) adding mercaptoethylamine to the product of step 3), and reacting in darkness at room temperature for 6-18 h; evaporating the solvent to obtain a crude sample;
5) dissolving the crude sample obtained in Step 4) in water, and performing dialysis with deoxygenated water in darkness, and then obtaining HS-PVP by freeze-drying;
6) treating the surface of a gold sheet with a piranha solution;
7) using ethanol as a solvent to dissolve the HS-PVP to obtain an HS-PVP solution;
8) placing the HS-PVP solution in a PE tube, and placing the gold sheet obtained in Step 6) into the HS-PVP solution to allow a chemical adsorption reaction between the gold sheet and a mercapto group; and
9) taking the gold sheet of Step 8) out, and thoroughly washing it with deionized water and ethanol to obtain a surface having excellent blood compatibility.

US Pat. No. 10,889,897

METHOD FOR PRODUCING ELECTROCONDUCTIVE LAMINATE, THREE-DIMENSIONAL STRUCTURE WITH PLATED-LAYER PRECURSOR LAYER, THREE-DIMENSIONAL STRUCTURE WITH PATTERNED PLATED LAYER, ELECTROCONDUCTIVE LAMINATE, TOUCH SENSOR, HEAT GENERATING MEMBER, AND THREE-DIMENSIONA

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A three-dimensional structure with a plated-layer precursor layer, comprising:a three-dimensional structure; and
a plated-layer precursor layer disposed on the three-dimensional structure and having a functional group capable of interacting with a plating catalyst or a precursor thereof and a polymerizable group,
wherein the plated-layer precursor layer includes a polymerization initiator and Compound X or Composition Y given below,
wherein the transmittance of the three-dimensional structure at a wavelength of 400 nm is 80% or more, and the absorption edge on the long wavelength side of the ultraviolet-visible absorption spectrum of the polymerization initiator contained in the plated-layer precursor layer is located on a shorter wavelength side than the absorption edge on the long wavelength side of the ultraviolet-visible absorption spectrum of the three-dimensional structure, and
wherein a wavelength difference therebetween (wavelength (nm) of the absorption edge on the long wavelength side of the ultraviolet-visible absorption spectrum of the three-dimensional structure?wavelength (nm) of the absorption edge on the long wavelength side of the ultraviolet-visible absorption spectrum of the polymerization initiator) is 5 to 150 nm,
Compound X: a compound having a functional group capable of interacting with a plating catalyst or a precursor thereof, and a polymerizable group,
Composition Y: a composition containing a compound having a functional group capable of interacting with a plating catalyst or a precursor thereof, and a compound having a polymerizable group.

US Pat. No. 10,889,896

ACTIVE GAS-GENERATING DEVICE AND FILM FORMATION APPARATUS

TOSHIBA MITSUBISHI-ELECTR...

1. An active gas-generating device generating an active gas obtained by activating a source gas supplied to a discharge space, the device comprising:a first electrode constituent part; and
a second electrode constituent part that is provided below said first electrode constituent part, wherein an AC voltage is applied to said first electrode constituent part and said second electrode constituent part, and by application of said AC voltage, said discharge space is formed between said first electrode constituent part and said second electrode constituent part,
wherein said first electrode constituent part includes a first dielectric electrode and a first metal electrode selectively formed on an upper surface of said first dielectric electrode, said second electrode constituent part includes a second dielectric electrode and a second metal electrode selectively formed on a bottom surface of said second dielectric electrode, and by the application of said AC voltage, a region where said first metal electrode and said second metal electrode overlap with each other in plan view is defined as said discharge space, in a dielectric space where said first dielectric electrode and said second dielectric electrode face each other,
wherein said second metal electrode includes a pair of second partial metal electrodes formed so as to face each other with a central region of said second dielectric electrode interposed therebetween in plan view, an electrode formation direction of said pair of second partial metal electrodes is a first direction and a direction in which said pair of second partial metal electrodes face each other is a second direction intersecting with said first direction,
wherein said first metal electrode includes a pair of first partial metal electrodes having a region overlapping with said pair of second partial metal electrodes in plan view,
wherein said second dielectric electrode includes:
a plurality of gas-jetting holes formed in said central region and jetting said active gas to an outside; and
a pair of end region step parts formed along said second direction so as to protrude upward and provided at both end sides in said first direction with all said plurality of gas jetting holes interposed therebetween, said pair of end region step parts being formed so as to extend in said second direction beyond at least positions where said pair of second partial metal electrodes are formed in plan view,
wherein said plurality of gas jetting holes includes:
a first number of first jetting holes, the first number being at least three, and the first number of the first jetting holes being formed at every first interval along said first direction; and
a second number of second jetting holes, the second number being at least three, and the second number of the second jetting holes being disposed at a predetermined interval in said second direction from said first number of the first jetting holes, and being formed at every second interval along said first direction, and
wherein said first number of the first jetting holes and said second number of the second jetting holes are formed such that the first jetting holes and the second jetting holes are alternately disposed along said first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,889,895

DEPOSITION APPARATUS AND USE METHODS

Raytheon Technologies Cor...

1. A deposition apparatus comprising:an infeed chamber;
a preheat chamber;
a deposition chamber; and
optionally at least one of a cooldown chamber and an outlet chamber,wherein:at least a first chamber of the preheat chamber and, if present, the cooldown chamber contains a buffer system for buffering workpieces respectively passing to or from the deposition chamber; and
the deposition apparatus further comprises:
a workpiece handler positioned to hold workpieces for coating in the deposition chamber;
a transfer mechanism positioned to transfer workpieces between at least two of the chambers;
a plurality of workpiece holders, each having:
a first engagement feature complementary to an engagement feature of the workpiece handler; and
a second engagement feature complementary to an engagement feature of the transfer mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,889,894

FACEPLATE WITH EMBEDDED HEATER

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

1. A processing chamber, comprising:a body having a sidewall and a bottom;
a lid coupled to the body defining a process volume therein; and
a faceplate coupled to the lid, the faceplate comprising:
a body having a first surface, a second surface, and an outer surface extending between the first surface and the second surface;
a plurality of apertures formed through the body between the first surface and the second surface;
a flexure surrounding the plurality of apertures, the flexure partially circumscribing the plurality of apertures; and
a cutout formed through the body abutting the flexure, the cutout and the flexure having a common radius.

US Pat. No. 10,889,893

ATOMIC LAYER DEPOSITION APPARATUS AND ATOMIC LAYER DEPOSITION METHOD

THE JAPAN STEEL WORKS, LT...

1. An atomic layer deposition apparatus comprising:a film-forming container in which a film-forming process is performed on a substrate;
a vertically movable stage provided in the film-forming container and being configured to hold the substrate;
a stage stopper configured to stop rising of the vertically movable stage and, when in contact with the vertically movable stage, partitioning a film-forming space in which the film-forming process is performed and a transporting space in which transport of the substrate is performed;
a first stage deposition prevention member covering a peripheral portion of the vertically movable stage; and
a stage stopper deposition prevention member provided on the stage stopper.

US Pat. No. 10,889,892

QUANTUM PRINTING APPARATUS

Quantum Elements Developm...

1. A reactor assembly (RA) comprising:A gas inlet and one or more gas outlets;
A reactor chamber containing a nanoporous carbon material;
A first porous frit defining a floor of the reactor chamber,
A second porous frit defining the ceiling of the reactor chamber; wherein each porous frit has a porosity that is sufficient to allow a gas to permeate into the reactor chamber and contain a nanoporous carbon material;
A reactor head space disposed above a reactor cap;
2, 3, 4, 5 or more RA coils surrounding the reactor chamber and/or reactor head space operably connected to one or more RA frequency generators and one or more power supplies;
2, 3, 4, 5 or more pairs of RA lamps wherein the pairs of RA lamps are disposed circumferentially around the RA coils and define a space between the pairs of RA lamps and the RA coils;
An x-ray source configured to expose the reactor chamber to x-rays;
One or more lasers configured to direct a laser towards the reactor chamber;
A computer processing unit configured to control the power supply, frequency generator, x-ray source and one or more lasers; and
an electromagnetic embedding apparatus (E/MEE) located upstream of the gas inlet comprising:
one or more gas supplies;
a housing having a housing inlet and housing outlet;
an upstream gas line that is in fluid connection with each gas supply and the housing inlet;
an internal gas line in fluid connection with the housing inlet and housing outlet;
a downstream gas line in fluid connection with the housing outlet and the gas inlet;
at least five E/MEE pencil lamps located along the internal gas line; wherein
each E/MEE pencil lamp is independently placed such that its longitudinal axis is (i) parallel to the internal gas line, (ii) disposed radially in a vertical plane to the internal gas line, or (iii) perpendicular to the plane created along the longitudinal axis of the internal gas line or along the vertical axis of the internal gas line; and
each E/MEE pencil lamp is independently affixed to one or more pivots that permit rotation between about 0 and 360 degrees with respect to the x, y, and/or z axis wherein (i) the x-axis is defined as the axis parallel to the gas line and its vertical plane, (ii) the y-axis defining the axis perpendicular to the gas line and parallel to its horizontal plane, and (iii) the z-axis is defined as the axis perpendicular to the gas line and parallel to its vertical plane;
at least one E/MEE pencil lamp positioned below the internal gas line, at least one E/MEE pencil lamp positioned above the internal gas line and at least one E/MEE pencil lamp positioned to the side of the internal gas line;
an optional short wave lamp and/or a long wave lamp; and
an optional E/MEE coil wrapped around the internal gas line;
wherein each E/MEE pencil lamp is independently rotatably mounted, located along the length of the internal gas line, and powered by the power supply;
wherein the central processing unit independently controls powering each E/MEE pencil lamp and a rotation position of each E/MEE pencil lamp.

US Pat. No. 10,889,891

APPARATUS FOR GASEOUS BYPRODUCT ABATEMENT AND FORELINE CLEANING

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

1. An abatement system for a processing chamber, comprising:an exhaust system comprising a vacuum pump coupled to the processing chamber;
an exhaust cooling apparatus coupled to an exhaust foreline of the exhaust system between the processing chamber and the vacuum pump; and
a remote plasma source positioned remote from the exhaust foreline and having a conduit that has an outlet for supplying a remote generated plasma directly to the exhaust foreline downstream of the processing chamber and before the exhaust cooling apparatus, and the remote plasma source connected to an oxygen gas source, a cleaning gas source and an inert gas source,
wherein the outlet of the conduit of the remote plasma source is positioned to cause the remote generated plasma to enter the exhaust foreline at a position that is adjacent to an entrance to an exhaust cooling apparatus connection to the foreline.

US Pat. No. 10,889,890

VACUUM PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR VACUUM PROCESSING SUBSTRATES

1. A vacuum treatment apparatus comprisinga vacuum treatment recipient with at least one sealable, circular opening between an inside and exterior of said recipient, said recipient housing a turntable, which
defines a first plane along a table surface of the turntable;
is drivingly rotatable around a central axis of the turntable perpendicular to the first plane
and exhibits a plurality of circular substrate supports;
said at least one opening being arranged such that during a turn of the turntable the area of each of the substrate supports and the opening are fully aligned and completely face each other;
a PVD deposition source attached to said at least one opening
said PVD source exhibiting at least a circular material target and a static magnet arrangement, said magnet arrangement
being arranged in a second plane in parallel to the first plane;
not being rotational symmetric around a central axis of the magnetic arrangement running centrally through said magnet arrangement and being perpendicular to said second plane;
being asymmetric around any symmetry axis in the second plane; and
comprising two closed loops of magnets with identical polarity per loop and opposite polarity between both loops, one loop surrounding the other, forming an outer loop and an inner loop, wherein the outer loop is surrounding the central axis of the magnetic arrangement and both loops of magnets are asymmetric around any symmetry axis in the second plane.

US Pat. No. 10,889,888

SPUTTERING TARGET, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SPUTTERING TARGET, AND METHOD FOR FORMING THIN FILM

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device comprising:forming an oxide semiconductor film over a substrate by a sputtering method using a sputtering target,
wherein the sputtering target is manufactured by steps of:
mixing an InOX raw material, a GaOY raw material, and a ZnOZ raw material to form a mixed material, wherein a molar ratio of the InOX raw material, the GaOY raw material, and the ZnOZ raw material is 2:2:1, 8:4:3, 3:1:1, 1:1:1, 4:2:3, or 3:1:2;
performing a first baking on the mixed material in an inert atmosphere or a reduced-pressure atmosphere; and
performing a second baking on the mixed material in an oxidation atmosphere,
wherein the sputtering target includes a crystal in which an angle between a c-axis of the crystal and a surface of the sputtering target is in a range from 85° to 95°, and
wherein the oxide semiconductor film includes a crystal in which an angle between the c-axis of the crystal and a top surface of the substrate is in the range from 85° to 95°.

US Pat. No. 10,889,887

CHALCOGENIDE SPUTTERING TARGET AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME

Honeywell International I...

1. A physical vapor deposition device comprising a phase change material sputtering target, the phase change material sputtering target comprising:primary matrix including at least one element from Group VI of the periodic table excluding oxygen and one or more elements from Group IV or Group V of the periodic table; and
at least one additional phase substantially homogenously dispersed in the primary matrix, wherein the sputtering target has a density of at least 95% of theoretical density, wherein:
the primary matrix includes arsenic and selenium and the at least one additional phase includes a germanium and selenium phase and a silicon phase;
the primary matrix includes arsenic, tellurium and germanium and the at least one additional phase includes a silicon phase; or
the primary matrix includes arsenic and selenium and the at least one additional phase includes a germanium and tellurium phase.

US Pat. No. 10,889,886

CRUCIBLE, EVAPORATION PREPARATION DEVICE, EVAPORATION EQUIPMENT AND EVAPORATION METHOD

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A crucible, comprising:a crucible body having an opening at the top thereof;
a sealing cover having a detachable connection with the crucible body, thereby the sealing cover is configured to seal the crucible body in a first position and open the crucible in a second position; and
an elastic element arranged between the sealing cover and the crucible body, wherein the elastic element is in a compressed state when the crucible is sealed by the sealing cover in the first position,
wherein the elastic element comprises a torsion spring; one end of the torsion spring is arranged on the crucible body, and the other end of the torsion spring is arranged at a first edge of the sealing cover; the sealing cover is detachably connected to the crucible body by a connector at a second edge of the sealing cover opposite to the first edge,
the crucible body comprises a bottom wall and a side wall; the side wall of the crucible body comprises an upright portion and a horizontal extension portion; one end of the horizontal extension portion is connected to the top end of the upright portion, and the other end of the extending portion extends toward the outside of the crucible body; and
one end of the torsion spring is arranged on the horizontal extension portion; the horizontal extension portion of the crucible body is detachably connected to the second edge of the sealing cover opposite to the first edge by the connector.

US Pat. No. 10,889,883

CONTINUOUS SHAPE MEMORY ALLOY WIRE PRODUCTION BY MELT SPINNING

Massachusetts Institute o...

1. A method for forming a shape memory alloy wire comprising:mixing a shape memory alloy composition of CuAlMnNi and excluding grain refiner elements, said shape memory alloy composition including between about 22 at % and about 24 at % Al, between about 3.5 at % and about 3.7 at % Ni, between about 4 at % and about 4.5 at % Mn, and Cu as a remaining balance of the shape memory alloy composition, to obtain a resulting mixture;
heating the mixture in a crucible until the mixture is a melted shape memory alloy at a temperature of between about 1100° C. and about 1400° C.; and
ejecting the melted shape memory alloy from the crucible, at an ejection pressure of between about 3 bar and about 5 bar, through a nozzle in the crucible having a nozzle diameter of between about 200 microns and about 280 microns, to a face of a melt spinning wheel that is controlled to have a wheel speed of between about 9 m/s and about 13 m/s, with ejection of the melted shape memory alloy continuing until there is formed at the melt spinning wheel a shape memory alloy wire having a length of at least about 1.5 meters and a diameter of no more than about 150 microns.

US Pat. No. 10,889,882

HIGH STRENGTH AND CORROSION RESISTANT ALLOY FOR USE IN HVAC AND R SYSTEMS

Novelis Inc., Atlanta, G...

1. An aluminum alloy comprising the following composition: Cu: 0.01 wt. %-0.35 wt. %, Fe: 0.05 wt. %-0.40 wt. %, Mg: 0.61 wt. %-0.8 wt. %, Mn: 1.65 wt. %-2.0 wt. %, Si: 0.05 wt. %-0.25 wt. %, Ti: 0.001 wt. %-0.20 wt. %, Zn: 0.001 wt. %-0.20 wt. %, Cr: 0 wt. %-0.05 wt. %, Pb: 0 wt. %-0.005 wt. %, Ca: 0 wt. %-0.03 wt. %, Cd: 0 wt. %-0.004 wt. %, Li: 0 wt. %-0.0001 wt. %, Na: 0 wt. %-0.0005 wt. %, other elements up to 0.03 wt. % individually and up to 0.10% total, and Al,wherein the aluminum alloy is in an H temper.

US Pat. No. 10,889,880

GRAIN-ORIENTED ELECTRICAL STEEL SHEET AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

JFE STEEL CORPORATION, T...

1. A grain-oriented electrical steel sheet comprising; a steel substrate and a forsterite film on a surface of the steel substrate, whereinthe steel substrate comprises a chemical composition containing, in mass %, Si: 2.0% to 8.0% and Mn: 0.005% to 1.0% and at least one of Sb: 0.010% to 0.200%, Sn: 0.010% to 0.200%, Mo: 0.010% to 0.200%, Cu: 0.010% to 0.200%, and P: 0.010% to 0.200%, and the balance being Fe and incidental impurities; and
a dislocation density near crystal grain boundaries of the steel substrate is 5.0×1012 m?2 or less.

US Pat. No. 10,889,879

STEEL SHEET AND PLATED STEEL SHEET

NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION,...

1. A steel sheet, comprising:a chemical composition represented by, in mass %,
C: 0.008 to 0.150%,
Si: 0.01 to 1.70%,
Mn: 0.60 to 2.50%,
Al: 0.010 to 0.60%,
Ti: 0 to 0.200%,
Nb: 0 to 0.200%,
Ti+Nb: 0.015 to 0.200%,
Cr: 0 to 1.0%,
B: 0 to 0.10%,
Mo: 0 to 1.0%,
Cu: 0 to 2.0%,
Ni: 0 to 2.0%,
Mg: 0 to 0.05%,
REM: 0 to 0.05%,
Ca: 0 to 0.05%,
Zr: 0 to 0.05%,
P: 0.05% or less,
S: 0.0200% or less,
N: 0.0060% or less, and
balance: Fe and impurities; and
a structure represented by, by area ratio,
ferrite: 5 to 95%, and
bainite: 5 to 95%, wherein
when a region that is surrounded by a grain boundary having a misorientation of 15° or more and has a circle-equivalent diameter of 0.3 ?m or more is defined as a crystal grain, the proportion of crystal grains each having an intragranular misorientation of 5 to 14° to all crystal grains is 20 to 100% by area ratio, and
hard crystal grains A in which precipitates or clusters with a maximum diameter of 8 nm or less are dispersed in the crystal grains with a number density of 1×1016 to 1×1019 pieces/cm3 and soft crystal grains B in which precipitates or clusters with a maximum diameter of 8 nm or less are dispersed in the crystal grains with a number density of 1×1015 pieces/cm3 or less are contained, and the volume % of the hard crystal grains A/(the volume % of the hard crystal grains A+the volume % of the soft crystal grains B) is 0.1 to 0.9.

US Pat. No. 10,889,877

METAL OR ALLOY WITH IMPROVED PHYSICAL AND ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES

Bourque Industries, Inc.,...

1. A method of treating a material comprising:(a) providing a high-speed blender;
(b) adding a solvent and brass granules to the blender and blending at high speed until mixed;
(c) adding copper granules to the blender and blending at high speed until mixed;
(d) adding carbon nanotubes (CNT) to the blender and blending until mixed;
(e) adding graphene to the blender and blending until mixed;
(f) mixing a solution produced by steps (b)-(e) into an additional mixture of brass and copper granules and mixing until all granules are uniformly saturated with the solution; and
(g) drying the mixture of step (f) to a dry powder.

US Pat. No. 10,889,873

COMPLEX-PHASE STEEL SHEET HAVING EXCELLENT FORMABILITY AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

POSCO, Pohang-si (KR)

1. A steel sheet, comprising:by weight %, 0.02% to 0.1% of carbon (C), 1.3% to 2.0% of manganese (Mn), more than 0% to 0.2% or less of silicon (Si), 0.5% to 1.5% of chromium (Cr), more than 0% to 0.1% or less of phosphorus (P), more than 0% to 0.01% or less of sulfur (S), more than 0% to 0.01% or less of nitrogen (N), 0.01% to 0.06% of soluble aluminum (sol.Al), more than 0% to 0.2% or less of molybdenum (Mo), more than 0% to 0.003% or less of boron (B), and iron (Fe) and inevitable impurities as remainders thereof; and
by an area fraction, ferrite (F) of 80% or more, martensite (M) of 20% or less (excluding 0%), and bainite (B) of 5% or less, as a microstructure,
wherein in a matrix structure at a thickness ¼T point of the steel sheet, a ratio (CM/CF) of a carbon (C) average concentration (CM) in a martensite phase and a C average concentration (CF) in a ferrite phase is 50 or less, and a ratio (CrF/CF) of a Cr average concentration (CrF) in a ferrite phase and a C average concentration (CF) in a ferrite phase is 60 or more, where in ¼T, T indicates a thickness in mm of the steel sheet.

US Pat. No. 10,889,871

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING GRAIN-ORIENTED ELECTRICAL STEEL SHEET EXHIBITING LOW IRON LOSS

JFE Steel Corporation, T...

1. A method of manufacturing a grain-oriented electrical steel sheet, the method comprising:measuring a thickness t, in millimeters, and a flux density of a first steel sheet;
determining an irradiation energy per unit scanning length Ewmin(0.23), in Joules per meter, of a second steel sheet having a thickness of 0.23 millimeters that produces a minimum amount of iron loss from the second steel sheet, the flux density of the second steel sheet being the same as the flux density of the first steel sheet;
adjusting an irradiation energy per unit scanning length E(t), in Joules per meter, of an electron beam to satisfy the following Expression (1) for the first steel sheet,
Ewmin(0.23)×(1.61?2.83×t)?E(t)?Ewmin(0.23)×(1.78?3.12×t)   Expression (1); and
thereafter irradiating a surface of the first a-steel sheet to obtain a grain-oriented electrical steel sheet from the first steel sheet with an adjusted electron beam in a direction intersecting a rolling direction.

US Pat. No. 10,889,865

THYROID TUMORS IDENTIFIED

Cornell University, Itha...

1. A method comprising:measuring levels of RNA expressed by genes consisting of DPP4, MATN2, PROS1, RXRG, TIMP1, SERPINA1, ChGn, and SLC4A4 in a test thyroid tissue or thyroid cell sample from one or more patients by microarray analysis and/or quantitative polymerase chain reaction using primers or probes specific for DPP4, MATN2, PROS1, RXRG, TIMP1, SERPINA1, ChGn, and SLC4A4; and
treating the one or more patients that have a test thyroid tissue or thyroid cell sample exhibiting at least a 2.5-fold increase in each measured RNA expression level of DPP4, SERPINA1, PROS1, RXRG, and TIMP1, and at least a 2.5-fold decrease in each measured expression level of MATN2, ChGn, and SLC4A4 RNA, compared to respective RNA expression levels of DPP4, MATN2, PROS1, RXRG, TIMP1, SERPINA1, ChGn, and SLC4A4 genes in a benign thyroid standard sample, where the treatment comprises thyroidectomy, central neck dissection, or radioactive iodine therapy.

US Pat. No. 10,889,862

METHODS FOR IDENTIFYING AND USING SMALL RNA PREDICTORS

SRNALYTICS, LLC., Needha...

1. A method for identifying small RNA (sRNA) predictors for detection of cancer, comprising:providing sRNA sequencing data from biological samples of an experimental cohort and a comparator cohort, the sRNA sequencing data being generated by a sequencing-by-synthesis sequencing platform; wherein the samples of the experimental cohort and the samples of the comparator cohort are defined by the presence or absence, respectively, of a cancer;
wherein the sRNA sequencing data comprises sequence reads having adaptor sequences at 3?-ends, and sRNA sequences are defined from the sequence reads by deletion of the adaptor sequences so as to identify variations at the 3?- and 5?-ends of the sRNA sequences, the sRNA sequences being defined without consolidating sequence reads to a reference sequence;
selecting sRNA sequences that are present in at least 10% of the biological samples in the experimental cohort and which are not present in any samples of the comparator cohort, thereby identifying positive sRNA predictors;
detecting the presence and absence of the selected positive sRNA predictors in RNA extracted from samples of a validation cohort using a quantitative or qualitative PCR assay that is specific for the sRNA predictors, thereby identifying sRNA predictors for detection of the cancer.

US Pat. No. 10,889,857

METHOD TO FABRICATE A NANOCHANNEL FOR DNA SEQUENCING BASED ON NARROW TRENCH PATTERNING PROCESS

SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC, ...

1. A DNA sequencing device, comprising:a substrate;
a nanochannel extending through a portion of the substrate, the nanochannel having a width in the range of about 0.3 nm to about 20 nm;
a pair of in-plane electrodes positioned in the substrate and arranged substantially perpendicular to the nanochannel, a portion of each electrode being exposed in the nanochannel to form an electrode gap, the electrode gap being in the range of about 0.3 nm to about 2 nm, wherein at least one of the pair of in-plane electrodes is a suspended electrode coupled with an actuator.

US Pat. No. 10,889,852

GENOME METHYLATION ANALYSIS

Commonwealth Scientific a...

1. A method for identifying a site or region of a gene or genome for differential methylation analysis, the method comprising:(a) obtaining one or more test samples of genomic DNA and one or more reference samples of genomic DNA;
(b) digesting said samples of genomic DNA obtained in (a) with a methylation-dependent restriction enzyme selected from GlaI, PcsI, KroI and combinations thereof;
(c) selecting restriction fragments generated in (b) of between about 40 bp and 500 bp;
(d) constructing libraries of said selected restriction fragments;
(e) sequencing said libraries;
(f) aligning said sequences obtained in (e) and derived from said samples of genomic DNA with a reference genome;
(g) comparing sequences consisting of said sequences aligned in (f); and
(h) identifying a methylated or unmethylated site or region of a gene or genome within the test sample of genomic DNA from said comparing of sequences.

US Pat. No. 10,889,848

PROCESS FOR DETERMINING VIABILITY OF TEST MICROORGANISMS OF BIOLOGICAL INDICATOR AND STERILIZATION DETECTION DEVICE FOR DETERMINING SAME

American Sterilizer Compa...

1. A process for determining the viability of a biological indicator, the process comprising:subjecting the biological indicator to a sterilization process in which the biological indicator is exposed to a sterilization medium, the biological indicator comprising test microorganisms on a carrier;
subsequent to the sterilization process, exposing the biological indicator to a viability detection medium comprising hydrogen peroxide, the exposing the biological indicator to the detection medium comprising the hydrogen peroxide producing a gaseous reaction product when one or more of the test microorganisms are viable; and
detecting with a sensing device the presence or absence of the gaseous reaction product produced by the biological indicator combined with the viability detection medium, the sensing device comprising a capacitive sensor, wherein the presence of the gaseous reaction product indicates the presence of viable test microorganisms and the absence of the gaseous reaction product indicates the absence of viable test microorganisms.

US Pat. No. 10,889,846

METHODS AND DEVICES TO DETECT THE PRESENCE OF A CONDITION ASSOCIATED WITH ATP DEPLETION IN A SUBJECT

SARISSA BIOMEDICAL LIMITE...

1. A method of determining a predisposition to a chronic ischaemic condition or an acute ischaemic condition associated with ATP depletion in a subject, the method comprising:a. measuring the concentration of one or more purines in a body fluid of the subject using a biosensor comprising an electrochemical cell, where the purines are selected from the group consisting of adenosine, inosine, hypoxanthine, xanthine, and ATP, and
b. comparing the measured concentration with a threshold concentration of the one or more purines, wherein the threshold concentration is in the range from about 2 ?M to about 8 ?M, and wherein a measured concentration higher than the threshold concentration indicates the presence of the condition.

US Pat. No. 10,889,838

SOLUBILIZATION OF MSW WITH BLEND ENZYMES

1. An enzyme composition for solubilization of Municipal Solid Waste (MSVV), the enzyme composition comprising a cellulolytic background composition and (i) a protease, (ii) a lipase, and (iii) a beta-glucanase with a ratio to the cellulolytic background composition of 10:5:15:70, respectively;wherein the protease has at least 90% sequence identity to SEQ ID NO: 1;
wherein the lipase has at least 90% sequence identity to SEQ ID NO: 2 or SEQ ID NO: 3; and
wherein the beta-glucanase has at least 90% sequence identity to SEQ ID NO: 4.

US Pat. No. 10,889,811

ANTIBODY LIBRARIES

Adimab, LLC, Lebanon, NH...

1. A method of making a library comprising synthetic polynucleotides that encode an antibody heavy chain containing at least about 104 unique antibody CDRH3 amino acid sequences, wherein each of the polynucleotides encoding the at least about 104 unique antibody CDRH3 amino acid sequences has an antibody CDRH3 amino acid sequence represented by the following formula: [TN1]-[DH]-[N2]-[H3-JH], the method comprising:(a) providing a theoretical segment pool containing TN1, DH, N2, and H3-JH segments, wherein the H3-JH segments are provided according to the following steps:
(i) obtaining a set of polynucleotide sequences of human IGHJ genes and alleles;
(ii) progressively deleting at least one nucleotide base from the 5? end of the polynucleotide sequences of (i);
(iii) systematically adding at least one nucleotide base to the 5? end of the polynucleotide sequences from (ii); and
(iv) translating the modified polynucleotide sequences of (iii) and selecting unique amino acid sequences to thereby provide the H3-JH theoretical segment pool;
(b) providing a reference set of preimmune CDRH3 sequences having sequence diversities and length diversities similar to naturally occurring human antibody sequences before these sequences have undergone negative selection and/or hypermutation;
(c) utilizing combinations of the TN1, DH, N2, and H3-JH segments contained in the theoretical segment pool of (a) to identify the closest match(es) to each CDRH3 sequence in the reference set of (b);
(d) selecting segments from the closest match(es) identified in step (c) for inclusion in a library comprising synthetic polynucleotides that encode an antibody heavy chain; and
(e) synthesizing the synthetic polynucleotides that encode an antibody heavy chain;wherein the diversity of the polynucleotides encoding the at least about 104 unique antibody CDRH3 amino acid sequences is created by polynucleotides having CDRH3 sequences that are different from the CDRH3 sequences of other polynucleotides; andwherein the antibody heavy chain is a variable domain with framework (FRM) and complementary determining regions (CDRs) comprising FRMH1-CDRH1-FRMH2-CDRH2-FRMH3-CDRH3-FRM4.

US Pat. No. 10,889,810

METHODS AND KITS

Arcis Biotechnology Holdi...

1. A method of detection and identification of one or more microorganism/s in a biological sample comprising the following steps:(a) extracting DNA from the microorganism/s by contacting the microorganism/s with an extraction solution comprising a compound of general formula (I):

or a salt thereof wherein L is a linking group; each of R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, and R6 is independently selected from H, or an alkyl, alkenyl, aryl or alkoxy group, or an alkyl, alkenyl, aryl or alkoxy group substituted with one or more substituents selected from halo, hydroxy, nitro, mercapto amino, alkyl, alkoxy, phenol, sulfo, and sulfoxy; and n is 0 or 1; and
(b) amplifying the extracted DNA and indicating the level of extracted DNA in a quantitative PCR;
wherein the quantitative PCR is performed using the primer pair of SEQ ID NO. 1 and 2 together with the probe of SEQ ID NO. 7; and
wherein the method includes a step (a2) between step (a) and step (b) of contacting the material obtained in step (a) with a proteinaceous washing agent.

US Pat. No. 10,889,805

INTESTINAL EPITHELIOID CELLS

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF BI...

1. A method for inducing differentiation from pluripotent stem cells to enterocyte-like cells, the method comprising the steps of:1) inducing differentiation from pluripotent stem cells to definitive endoderm cells; and
2) culturing the definitive endoderm cells obtained by the inducing differentiation in a system containing comprising
a) 0.02 ?M to 20 ?M of an ALK5 inhibitor,
b) 0.1 nM to 10 mM of Wnt3a,
c) 10 ng/mL to 1,000 ng/mL of epidermal growth factor (EGF),
d) 0.01 ?M to 10 ?M of 6-bromoindirubin-3?-oxime (BIO), which is GSK-3 Inhibitor IX, and
e) 0.02 ?M to 20 ?M of N-[(3,5-difluorophenyl)acetyl]-L-alanyl-2-phenyl]glycine-1,1-dimethylethyl ester (DAPT), which is a ?-secretase inhibitor.

US Pat. No. 10,889,796

METALLIC POROUS MEMBRANE, CLASSIFYING METHOD USING THE SAME, AND CLASSIFYING DEVICE

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A metallic porous membrane that classifies cell aggregates, the metallic porous membrane comprising:a membrane section including a first principal surface for capturing the cell aggregates, a second principal surface opposing the first principal surface, and a plurality of square-shaped through-holes communicating with the first principal surface and the second principal surface where a width of every side of each of the plurality of square-shaped through-holes is 20% to less than 100% of a size of the cell aggregates,
wherein an opening ratio of a first area of the plurality of square-shaped through-holes at the first principal surface to a projected entire area of the first principal surface is no less than 10%, and
a lattice interval between adjacent through-holes of the plurality of square-shaped through-holes is one time to 10 times the width of one side of a through-hole of the plurality of square-shaped through-holes, and some of the plurality of through-holes are configured to have different dimensions sufficient to release pressure applied to the metallic porous membrane without degrading classification accuracy of the metallic porous membrane.

US Pat. No. 10,889,795

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COOLING PRETREATED BIOMASS

IOGEN ENERGY CORPORATION,...

1. A method for cooling and hydrolyzing pretreated biomass comprising:discharging pretreated biomass from a pretreatment reactor;
mixing the discharged pretreated biomass with a cooling liquid in a vessel, the vessel including an outlet for providing a slurry;
pumping the slurry to a solid-liquid separator, said solid-liquid separator for providing a first stream comprising a liquid component of the slurry and a second other stream comprising a solid component of the slurry;
feeding at least a portion of the second other stream comprising the solid component to an inlet of a hydrolysis reactor;
feeding at least a portion of the first stream comprising the liquid component to a cooling system to provide a cooled stream; and
feeding at least a portion of the cooled stream to the vessel to provide cooling liquid,
wherein the vessel is a flash vessel having a mechanical agitator, said flash vessel substantially at atmospheric pressure.

US Pat. No. 10,889,794

APPARATUS FOR MEASURING CELL ACTIVITY AND METHOD FOR ANALYZING CELL ACTIVITY

KOREA UNIVERSITY RESEARCH...

1. A cell activity measurement apparatus comprising:a fluidic channel configured to receive a culture fluid and cells injected therein;
an RGB light-emitting diode (LED) positioned over the fluidic channel and configured to emit light in a direction of the fluidic channel;
an image sensor positioned under the fluidic channel and configured to capture a shadow image of the cells; and
an analysis module configured to
calculate a SNR (signal-to-noise ratio) value and SD (shadow diameter) value from the shadow image, and
analyze an activity state of the cells based on the SNR value and the SD value extracted from the shadow image,
wherein
the SNR value is a difference between a maximum intensity value of pixel configuring a shadow of a cell in the shadow image and an average intensity value of background which is free of the pixel configuring the shadow of the cell, and
the SD value is a shadow diameter of the cell in the shadow image, wherein the analysis module includes a processor and a memory storing a software module, and said processor is, by executing the software module, configured to:
receive the shadow image from the image sensor;
extract the SNR and SD values in the shadow image,
calculate the SNR value and SD value from the received shadow image; and
wherein the shadow image is a circular image in which a bright ring and a dark ring appear in an alternating manner
wherein the fluidic channel comprises a flow cell having an inlet and outlet and configured to have the culture fluid and the cell injected therein and discharged therefrom,
a wall positioned under the flow cell, and a cover glass positioned at a lower end of the wall, wherein the wall is made from polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS),
wherein the flow cell covers the wall so that the wall includes a hollow middle portion to provide a space between flow cell and the cover glass
wherein the processor is configured to
select cells having a predetermined SNR value or higher in the received shadow Image,
determine, among the selected cells, a cell having a predetermined SD value or lower is living, and
output time-lapse graphs of the calculated SNR value and SD value in order to display the activity state of the cells for cell activity analysis on a display part.

US Pat. No. 10,889,793

C1 SUBSTRATE-FED FERMENTATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PRODUCING C4 COMPOUNDS

CALYSTA, INC., Menlo Par...

1. A method for producing C4 compounds, the method comprising culturing a methanotroph comprising a heterologous polynucleotide on a C1 substrate comprising methane in a controlled culturing unit under conditions sufficient for the methanotroph comprising the heterologous polynucleotide to produce one or more of the products crotonic acid or salts thereof, n-butanol, isobutanol, 1,3-butanediol, 1,4-butanediol, and 2,3-butanediol, wherein the methanotroph is a Methylococcus capsulatus Bath, Methylomonas sp. 16a, Methylosinus trichosporium OB3b, Methylosinus sporium, Methylocystis parvus, Methylomonas methanica, Methylomonas albus, Methylobacter capsulatus, Methylobacterium organophilum, Methylomonas sp. AJ-3670, Methylomicrobium alcahphilum, Methylocella silvestris, Methylacidiphilum infernorum, Methylibium petroleiphilum, or a high growth variants thereof, wherein the culturing in the controlled culturing unit includes:dispersing the C1 substrate comprising methane in a liquid media including at least water and one or more nutrients to form a multi-phase mixture comprising C1 substrate bubbles dispersed in the liquid media;
flowing at a first velocity and a first pressure the multi-phase mixture in one or more downward flow paths before flowing the multi-phase mixture in a number of upward flow paths each defined by a closed fluid channel, the one or more downward flow paths formed between an exterior perimeter of a number of hollow fluid conduits and an interior perimeter of a vessel at least partially surrounding the number of hollow fluid conduits, the vessel including a top and the number of hollow fluid conduits extending from the top of the vessel;
increasing the pressure of the multi-phase mixture from the first pressure to a second pressure to produce compressed C1 substrate bubbles in the multi-phase mixture while contacting the multi-phase mixture with the methanotrophs present in the one or more downward flow paths to provide a first biomass;
flowing at a second velocity the multi-phase mixture in the number of upward flow paths, each of the respective number of upward flow paths formed by an interior perimeter of each of the number of hollow fluid conduits and maintaining the pressure at or above a third pressure to maintain compressed C1 substrate bubbles in the multi-phase mixture while contacting the multi-phase mixture with the methanotrophs present in the number of upward flow paths to provide a second biomass; and
discharging the multi-phase mixture, flowing in the number of upward flow paths, from the vessel to outside the vessel through a top of the vessel without the multi-phase mixture from the upward flow path being recirculated within the vessel to the downward flow path.

US Pat. No. 10,889,791

COATING AGENT FOR FLOW PASSAGE

NISSAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRIE...

1. A coating agent for a flow passage which comprises a (meth)acrylic copolymer comprising a recurring unit which contains an organic group of formula (a1) and a recurring unit which contains an organic group of formula (b1):
wherein
Ta and Tb each independently represent a hydrogen atom or a methyl group;
Qa and Qb each independently represent an ester bond;
Ra and Rb each independently represent a linear or branched alkylene group having 1 to 10 carbon atoms which may be substituted by a halogen atom;
Ua1, Ua2, Ub1, Ub2 and Ub3 each independently represent a hydrogen atom or a linear or branched alkyl group having 1 to 5 carbon atoms;
An? represents an anion selected from the group consisting of a halide ion, an inorganic acid ion, a hydroxide ion and an isothiocyanate ion; and
m represents an integer of 0 to 6; and
wherein the (meth)acrylic copolymer contains the recurring unit which contains the organic group of the formula (a) in an amount from 3 mol % to 80 mol %.

US Pat. No. 10,889,789

PERFUSION BIOREACTOR WITH TISSUE FLOW CONTROL AND LIVE IMAGING COMPATIBILITY

The Trustees of Columbia ...

1. A method of making an anatomically-shaped bone graft comprising:preparing a complex scaffold to have a predetermined anatomical shape and placing the anatomically-shaped scaffold in a bioreactor, wherein the bioreactor comprises:
at least one PDMS block comprising an internal chamber that matches the shape of the complex scaffold and a plurality of fluid routing channels of different sizes and spacing;
a plurality of manifolds, wherein the plurality of manifolds are in communication with the plurality of fluid routing channels, wherein the at least one PDMS block is configured to be nested within the plurality of manifolds;
wherein the plurality of fluid routing channels are sized and positioned with larger-diameter channels placed in relation to thicker regions of the complex scaffold and smaller-diameter channels placed in relation to thinner regions of the complex scaffold so that each of the plurality of fluid routing channels provides the same flow path resistance within the complex scaffold; and
a case, the case disposed exterior of the complex scaffold, at least one PDMS block and plurality of manifolds;
seeding the complex scaffold with stem cells;
perfusing perfusate comprising nutrients through the complex scaffold for a period of time sufficient to enable the perfusate to permeate the complex scaffold and the cells to proliferate such that a viable bone graft is formed.

US Pat. No. 10,889,787

CUSTOMIZABLE ACCELERATED AGING FOR DISTILLED SPIRITS

AEVA LABS, INC., Raleigh...

1. A system for accelerating aging of a beverage, comprising:at least two reaction chambers, including a first reaction chamber and a second reaction chamber, wherein the first reaction chamber includes a wood load, and wherein the second reaction chamber does not include wood;
at least one first ultrasonic transducer and at least one second ultrasonic transducer, wherein the at least one first ultrasonic transducer is operable to apply ultrasonic energy to contents of the first reaction chamber and the at least one second ultrasonic transducer is operable to apply ultrasonic energy to contents of the second reaction chamber;
at least one temperature control system, wherein the at least one temperature control system includes at least one heating system and at least one cooling system;
at least one fluid circulation pump;
at least one valve;
at least one gas infusion system; and
a fluid;
wherein the at least one fluid circulation pump is operable to circulate the fluid between the first reaction chamber and the second reaction chamber, and wherein the at least one valve is operable to open or close a connection between the first reaction chamber and the second reaction chamber;
wherein the at least one first ultrasonic transducer is operable to apply a first ultrasonic energy to the fluid in the first reaction chamber, and wherein the at least one temperature control system is operable to simultaneously cool the fluid for at least some time during the application of the first ultrasonic energy;
wherein the at least one temperature control system is operable to apply a first heat to the fluid and increase a temperature of the fluid;
wherein the at least one second ultrasonic transducer is operable to apply a second ultrasonic energy to the fluid in the second reaction chamber, and wherein the at least one temperature control system is operable to simultaneously cool the fluid for at least some time during the application of the second ultrasonic energy;
wherein the at least one temperature control system is operable to apply a second heat to the fluid and increase the temperature of the fluid;
wherein the at least one first ultrasonic transducer is operable to apply the first ultrasonic energy, the at least one temperature control system is operable to apply the first heat, the at least one second ultrasonic transducer is operable to apply the second ultrasonic energy, and the at least one temperature control system is operable to apply the second heat, respectively, in sequence;
wherein the valve is operable to close the connection between the first reaction chamber and the second reaction chamber before the application of the second ultrasonic energy; and
wherein the at least one gas infusion system is operable to introduce at least one gas to the fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,889,784

ANTI-GREYING AGENT

BASF SE

1. An anti-greying agent in a laundry process which comprises a composition comprising two or more compounds of the general formula (I),
wherein R is unsubstituted branched C13 alkyl and has an average number of branching in the range from 0.9 to 2.9; G1 is selected from monosaccharides with 5 or 6 carbon atoms; x is in the range of from 1 to 1.8 and refers to average values, and wherein the two or more compounds differ in the average number of branching of R and/or G1 and/or x.

US Pat. No. 10,889,782

COMPOSITION SUITABLE AS DEGREASING AGENT FOR REMOVING GREASY AND/OR OIL TYPE DEPOSITS

BASF SE

1. A composition comprising two or more compounds of the general formula (I),
wherein R is unsubstituted branched C13-alkyl and has an average number of branching in the range from 0.9 to 2.9, G1 is selected from monosaccharides with 5 or 6 carbon atoms; x is in the range of from 1 to 1.8 and refers to average values, and wherein the two or more compounds differ in the average number of branching of R and/or G1 and/or x.

US Pat. No. 10,889,778

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF LUBRICANT COMPOSITION AND LUBRICANT COMPOSITION

FUJIFILM Cornoration, To...

1. A manufacturing method of a lubricant composition, comprising:mixing a composite ester A that contains polyester obtained by condensing trihydric or more polyhydric alcohol a1, a divalent or more polyvalent carboxylic acid a2, and monohydric alcohol a3 having an oxyalkylene structure, with a compound B represented by any one of General Formulae 1 to 3 and having a hydroxyl number of greater than 50 mgKOH/g,

wherein in General Formulae 1 to 3, R1 to R3 each independently represent a hydrocarbon group having 4 to 30 carbon atoms; Y represents an alkylene group having 2 to 4 carbon atoms, and, in a case where a plurality of Y's are present in one molecule, the plurality of Y's may be the same or different from each other; and m, n, and p each independently represent an integer of 0 to 20.

US Pat. No. 10,889,776

REFRIGERATING MACHINE OIL, AND COMPOSITION FOR REFRIGERATING MACHINE

IDEMITSU KOSAN CO., LTD.,...

1. A refrigerator oil, comprising:(A) a polyvinyl ether-based compound (A) comprising a structural unit (a1) having a methoxy group in a side chain thereof in an amount of 50 mol % or more on a basis of 100 mol % of a whole amount of structural units excluding a terminal structural unit in a molecular structure thereof; and
(B) a polyvinyl ether-based compound (B) comprising a structural unit (b2) represented by formula (2) in an amount of more than 50 mol % on a basis of 100 mol % of a whole amount of structural units excluding a terminal structural unit in a molecular structure thereof:

wherein:
R5, R6, and R7 each independently represent a hydrogen atom or a hydrocarbon group having 1 or more and 8 or less carbon atoms;
R8 represents a divalent hydrocarbon group having 2 or more and 10 or less carbon atoms; n represents a number of 0 or more and 10 or less; and
R9 represents a hydrocarbon group having 2 or more and 10 or less carbon atoms;
wherein a content ratio [(A)/(B)] of the polyvinyl ether-based compound (A) and the polyvinyl ether-based compound (B) is 10/90 or more and 90/10 or less in terms of a mass ratio.

US Pat. No. 10,889,775

SYSTEMS AND APPARATUS FOR PRODUCTION OF HIGH-CARBON BIOGENIC REAGENTS

Carbon Technology Holding...

1. A biomass pyrolysis continuous reactor, wherein the biomass pyrolysis continuous reactor comprises:a material feed system;
a plurality of spatially separated reaction zones, wherein the plurality of spatially separated reaction zones are configured for separately controlling temperature and mixing within each of the plurality of spatially separated reaction zones, wherein one of the plurality of spatially separated reaction zones is configured with a first gas inlet for introducing a substantially inert gas into the biomass pyrolysis continuous reactor, and wherein one of the plurality of spatially separated said reaction zones is configured with a first gas outlet; and
a carbonaceous-solids outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,889,772

CONTROLLED BLENDING OF BIODIESEL INTO DISTILLATE STREAMS

Texon LP, Houston, TX (U...

1. An automated method of blending biodiesel into a distillate stream to achieve a target biodiesel content comprising:a) providing a distillate stream having a distillate stream flow rate;
b) providing a supply of biodiesel having a biodiesel stream flow rate in liquid communication with said distillate stream, separated from said distillate stream by a regulating valve that is under the control of a central processing unit;
c) providing a target biodiesel content for said distillate stream;
d) periodically measuring an actual biodiesel content in said distillate stream, either upstream or downstream of said regulating valve;
e) periodically transmitting said actual biodiesel content to said central processing unit;
f) periodically calculating in said central processing unit a target blending rate at which biodiesel can be blended into said distillate stream to achieve the target biodiesel content; and
g) modulating said regulating valve to blend biodiesel into said distillate stream at said target blending rate;
wherein said distillate stream comprises a batch of distillate fuel preceded and succeeded by a batch of non-distillate fuel, further comprising ceasing any biodiesel blending as said non-distillate fuel passes said valve.

US Pat. No. 10,889,771

WASTE-TO-ENERGY CONVERSION SYSTEM

Premier Green Energy Hold...

1. A pyrolysis conversion system comprising:a muffle furnace having an inlet end and an outlet end,
a rotating retort drum within the furnace, said rotating retort drum comprising:
an inlet sleeve extending through the inlet end of the muffle furnace;
an outlet sleeve extending through the outlet end of the muffle furnace,
a rotating retort drum drive applying rotary drive to at least one of said inlet rotating retort drum sleeve and said outlet rotating retort drum sleeve,
an in-feed auger within a tube within the rotating retort drum inlet sleeve,
an out-feed auger within a tube within the rotating retort drum outlet sleeve and arranged to deliver syngas and char from said rotating retort drum,
a char processing system arranged to receive said char,
a syngas processing system arranged to receive said syngas, and comprising a cracking tower to retain said received syngas at an elevated temperature for a residence time, and
a gas quench and scrubber system, and
wherein:
said inlet sleeve is arranged to provide a gas seal to prevent air ingress or syngas egress to and from the rotating retort drum,
the rotating retort drum has auger scroll blades fixed to the rotating retort drum wall for conveying feedstock along the drum towards the outlet,
the rotating retort drum comprises scroll blades of opposite direction for reversal of char movement from an end of the drum and into the outlet auger,
the rotating retort drum comprises at least one pick-up scoop,
the rotating retort drum comprises longitudinally-separated barriers between which are radial char retainers for delivery of char into an outlet auger,
the out-feed auger tube has a char outlet opening on its lower side, which allows char and solid particulate to fall and occupy a lower part of an out-feed hopper,
and in which syngas occupies any free volume remaining in the hopper, and
the pyrolysis conversion system comprises a syngas extraction system arranged to extract syngas from the hopper under negative pressure.

US Pat. No. 10,889,770

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR LIGHTENING HEAVY OIL BY UTILIZING A SUSPENSION-BED HYDROGENATION PROCESS

Beijing Huashi United Ene...

1. A method for lightening heavy oil by utilizing a suspension-bed hydrogenation process, comprising the following steps:mixing a part of a raw oil with a suspension-bed hydrocracking catalyst to form a first mixture, carrying out first shear and second shear in sequence on the first mixture to obtain a catalyst slurry;
mixing the catalyst slurry with remaining raw oil and hydrogen to form a second mixture and feeding the second mixture into a suspension-bed hydrogenation reactor for undergoing hydrocracking reaction at a pressure of 18-22.5 MPa, a temperature of 390-460° C. and a volume ratio of hydrogen to oil being 800-1500 to obtain a hydrocracked product; and
subjecting the hydrocracked product obtained in the mixing step to a hot high pressure separation to obtain a gas stream and an oil stream;
subjecting the gas stream obtained from the hot high pressure separation to a cold high pressure separation and a cold low pressure separation in sequence to obtain an oil stream,
subjecting the oil stream obtained from the hot high pressure separation to a hot low pressure separation to obtain a gas stream and an oil stream, subjecting the gas stream obtained from the hot low pressure separation and the oil stream obtained from the cold low pressure separation to stripping separation to obtain dry gas, naphtha and bottom oil; and
subjecting the oil stream obtained from the hot low pressure separation to vacuum distillation to obtain a first sidestream oil at a first sidestream line and a second sidestream oil at a second sidestream line, and
feeding the first sidestream oil, the second sidestream oil and the bottom oil into a fixed-bed hydrogenation reactor for undergoing hydrotreatment again to obtain a hydrogenated product which is then subjected to separation to obtain a light oil of less than 350° C.,
wherein, the suspension-bed hydrocracking catalyst comprises a composite support and an active metal oxide loaded on the composite support,
wherein the composite support consists of a semi-coke pore-enlarging material, a molecular sieve and a spent catalytic cracking catalyst at a mass ratio of (1-5):(2-4):(0.5-5), and the suspension-bed hydrocracking catalyst accounts for 0.1-10 wt. % of the catalyst slurry.

US Pat. No. 10,889,769

MANUFACTURING A BASE STOCK FROM ETHANOL

ExxonMobil Research and E...

1. A method for manufacturing a base stock from an ethanol stream, comprising:dehydrating an ethanol stream to form an impure ethylene mixture;
recovering an ethylene stream from the impure ethylene mixture;
oligomerizing the ethylene stream to form a raw oligomer stream;
distilling an intermediate olefinic stream and a heavy olefinic stream from the raw oligomer stream;
subjecting the heavy olefinic stream to hydrodemetallation to form a first hydro-processed stream;
alkylating the intermediate olefinic stream to form an alkylated stream;
distilling the alkylated stream to form a lights stream and a heavies stream;
recycling the lights stream to the intermediate olefinic stream;
subjecting the first hydro-processed stream and the heavies stream to hydrocracking and/or hydroisomerization to form a second hydro-processed stream; and
distilling the second hydro-processed stream to form the base stock.

US Pat. No. 10,889,768

HIGH SEVERITY FLUIDIZED CATALYTIC CRACKING SYSTEMS AND PROCESSES FOR PRODUCING OLEFINS FROM PETROLEUM FEEDS

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A process for producing petrochemical products from upgrading a hydrocarbon material, the process comprising:separating the hydrocarbon material into a lesser boiling point fraction and a greater boiling point fraction;
cracking at least a portion of the greater boiling point fraction in the presence of a first catalyst at a reaction temperature of from 500° C. to 700° C. to produce a first cracking reaction product and a spent first catalyst;
cracking at least a portion of the lesser boiling point fraction in the presence of a second catalyst at a reaction temperature of from 500° C. to 700° C. to produce a second cracking reaction product and a spent second catalyst;
separating at least a portion of the first cracking reaction product from the spent first catalyst;
separating at least a portion of the second cracking reaction product from the spent second catalyst;
regenerating at least a portion of the spent first catalyst to produce a regenerated first catalyst, wherein regenerating the portion of the spent first catalyst comprises contacting the portion of the spent first catalyst with combustion gases in a first riser and passing the portion of the spent first catalyst and the combustion gases to a first regeneration zone downstream of the first riser;
maintaining the spent second catalyst separate from the spent first catalyst;
transferring heat from regeneration of the spent first catalyst to the spent second catalyst;
regenerating at least a portion of the spent second catalyst to produce a regenerated second catalyst, wherein regenerating the portion of the spent second catalyst comprises contacting the portion of the spent second catalyst with combustion gases in a second riser and passing the portion of the spent second catalyst and the combustion gases to a second regeneration zone downstream of the second riser; and
recovering the first cracking reaction product and the second cracking reaction product.

US Pat. No. 10,889,767

PERCHLOROETHYLENE DECOMPOSITION REACTOR DESIGN FOR ISOMERIZATION UNIT HYDROGEN FEED, ENABLING A LOWER TEMPERATURE PROCESS WITH INCREASED C5+ YIELD

UOP LLC, Des Plaines, IL...

1. A process for isomerizing light hydrocarbons comprising:heating a dry hydrogen stream and an organic chloride containing stream to a temperature of 65° C. to 290° C. to form a heated hydrogen stream and a heated organic chloride containing stream;
introducing the heated hydrogen stream and the heated organic chloride containing stream to an organic chloride decomposition reactor containing a chloride decomposition catalyst to decompose the organic chloride to form an effluent stream comprising hydrogen, hydrocarbon, and HCl;
introducing the effluent stream and a light hydrocarbon feed stream comprising hydrocarbons having 4 to 8 carbon atoms at a temperature of less than 100° C. to an isomerization reaction zone; and
isomerizing the light hydrocarbon feed stream in the presence of the HCl in the effluent stream under isomerization conditions in the presence of an isomerization catalyst in the isomerization reaction zone to form an isomerization effluent, wherein the HCl maintains the activity of the isomerization catalyst in the isomerization reaction zone.

US Pat. No. 10,889,765

PROCESS AND APPARATUS FOR ENHANCED REMOVAL OF CONTAMINANTS IN FLUID CATALYTIC CRACKING PROCESSES

Lummus Technology Inc., ...

7. A method of regenerating and removing contaminants from a catalyst, comprising:feeding a catalyst comprising contaminants to a contaminant removal vessel;
feeding a contaminant trapping additive to the contaminant removal vessel, wherein the contaminant trapping additive has an average particle size greater than the catalyst and/or a density greater than the catalyst;
fluidizing the catalyst and the contaminant trapping additive with a lifting gas, contacting the catalyst with the contaminant trapping additive, and transferring contaminants from the catalyst to the contaminant trapping additive;
withdrawing from the contaminant removal vessel a first stream comprising lifting gas, contaminant trapping additive, and catalyst having a reduced amount of contaminants;
separating the contaminant trapping additive from the first stream, producing a recycle stream comprising contaminant trapping additive and a catalyst product stream comprising the lifting gas and the catalyst having a reduced amount of contaminants;
returning the contaminant trapping additive in the recycle stream to the contaminant removal vessel;
withdrawing from the contaminant removal vessel a second stream comprising contaminant trapping additive;
feeding the catalyst product stream to a catalyst regenerator; and
separating the catalyst from the lifting gas and regenerating the catalyst in the catalyst regenerator.

US Pat. No. 10,889,764

METHOD FOR QUENCHING PYROLYSIS PRODUCT

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

1. A method for quenching a pyrolysis product, the method comprising: supplying a discharge stream from a liquid decomposition furnace to a first quench tower;supplying an upper discharge stream from the first quench tower to a second quench tower;
supplying a discharge stream from a first gas decomposition furnace to the second quench tower; and
supplying a discharge stream from a second gas decomposition furnace to the second quench tower,
wherein the discharge stream from the first gas decomposition furnace and the discharge stream from the second gas decomposition furnace join the upper discharge stream from the first quench tower, respectively, and are supplied together to the second quench tower.

US Pat. No. 10,889,763

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR MICROWAVE-ASSISTED NON-OXIDATIVE CATALYTIC DIRECT CONVERSION OF NATURAL GAS

West Virginia University,...

1. A method for conversion of natural gas to higher hydrocarbons, the process comprising:arranging a catalyst in a reaction chamber of a reactor;
wherein the catalyst comprises a zeolite present in an amount of about 80 wt % to about 99.95 wt % based on the total weight of the catalyst;
wherein the catalyst comprises a first metal or metal oxide and a second metal or metal oxide;
wherein the first metal or metal oxide is present in an amount of about 0.05 wt % to about 20 wt %; and
wherein the second metal or metal oxide is present in an amount of about 0.05 wt % to about 20 wt %, provided that the second metal or metal oxide is not the same as the first metal or metal oxide;
conveying a flow of a first inert gas, a reducing gas, or a combination of the first inert gas and the reducing gas into the reaction chamber and contacting the catalyst;
pre-heating the catalyst in the reaction chamber using microwave energy;
conveying a flow of a feedstock gas into the reaction chamber and contacting the catalyst;
reacting the feedstock gas on the catalyst, thereby converting at least a portion of the feedstock gas to higher hydrocarbons;
wherein the reactor comprises a microwave energy apparatus configured to provide microwave energy to the reaction chamber of the reactor;
wherein the reaction chamber is configured to allow a continuous flow of a feedstock gas to the reaction chamber; and
wherein the feedstock gas comprises natural gas comprising C1-C6 alkanes.

US Pat. No. 10,889,761

PRODUCTION OF RENEWABLE FUELS AND ENERGY BY STEAM/CO2 REFORMING OF WASTES

Raven SR, LLC, Pinedale,...

1. A method of reforming of organic waste material, comprising:producing a first stream of synthesized hydrocarbon gas;
providing to a waste reforming conversion system a supply of organic waste;
mixing the organic waste with a first portion of the first stream;
reforming the mixture of the first stream and the waste with steam and carbon dioxide and producing a second stream of synthesized hydrocarbon gas and heat; and
using a second portion from the second stream for said producing a first stream.

US Pat. No. 10,889,760

BIOMASS GAS-CARBON CO-PRODUCTION REACTOR AND REACTION METHOD THEREOF

1. A biomass gas-carbon co-production reactor, comprising: multiple downward bed pyrolysis zones which are symmetrically arranged around an axis the biomass gas-carbon co-production reactor; and further comprising, from top to bottom: a gas-solid separation zone, an activation zone and a secondary pyrolysis reaction zone; wherein the activation zone communicates with the gas-solid separation zone and the secondary pyrolysis reaction zone; the downward bed pyrolysis zones penetrate through a top of the gas-solid separation zone, and a heat carrier inlet and a raw material inlet are symmetrically arranged on a left side and a right side of each of the downward bed pyrolysis zones; bottoms of the downward bed pyrolysis zones are located inside the secondary pyrolysis reaction zone; a fluidizing air inlet is provided at a bottom of the secondary pyrolysis reaction zone to keep the secondary pyrolysis reaction zone and the activation zone at a fluidizing state, and an activated gas inlet is provided at a top of the secondary pyrolysis reaction zone; an activated carbon outlet is provided on the gas-solid separation zone, and a cyclone separator is provided in the gas-solid separation zone; a top of the cyclone separator penetrates through the top of the gas-solid separation zone, and a bottom of the cyclone separator is located inside the secondary pyrolysis reaction zone.

US Pat. No. 10,889,759

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR UTILIZING MATERIALS OF DIFFERING THERMAL PROPERTIES TO INCREASE FURNACE RUN LENGTH

AMEC FOSTER WHEELER USA C...

1. A furnace comprising:a plurality of straight tubes formed of a first material and at least partially disposed in a heated portion;
a plurality of return bends coupled to the plurality of straight tubes, the plurality of return bends formed of a second material and at least partially disposed outside of the heated portion;
a plurality of plug headers coupled to the plurality of straight tubes at an end opposite the plurality of return bends, the plurality of plug headers formed of the second material;
wherein the first material exhibits a design-maximum tube-metal temperature greater than the second material thereby facilitating increased run time of the furnace; and
wherein the second material exhibits wear-resistance properties greater than the first material facilitating wear resistance of the furnace.

US Pat. No. 10,889,758

NATURALLY DYED MULCH AND GROWING MEDIA

Profile Products, L.L.C.,...

1. A naturally-dyed mulch or growing medium comprising:at least about 1 weight % fibrous pine tree bark, based on the total weight of the growing medium; and
about 50 weight % to about 99 weight % fibrous wood components, based on the total weight of the growing medium,
wherein the naturally-dyed mulch or growing medium has a dry bulk density of about 60 kg/m3 or lower and wet bulk density of about 120 kg/m3 or lower, and wherein the mulch composition or the growing medium has a color with a dominant wavelength from about 620 nm to about 750 nm relative to a white illuminate.

US Pat. No. 10,889,756

LUMINESCENT CRYSTALS AND MANUFACTURING THEREOF

1. A method for manufacturing luminescent crystals of 3-500 nm size;said luminescent crystals being selected from compounds of formula (I)
[M1A1]aM2bXc  (I), wherein:
A1 represents one or more organic cations selected from the group consisting of ammonium, formamidinium, guanidinium, imidazolium, pyridinium, pyrrolidinium, protonated thiourea,
M1 is optional, and if present, represents one or more alkaline metals selected from Cs, Rb, K, Na, Li,
M2 represents one or more metals selected from the group consisting of Ge, Sn, Pb, Sb, and Bi,
X represents one or more anions selected from the group consisting of chloride, bromide, iodide, cyanide, thiocyanate, isothiocyanate and sulfide,
a represents 1-4,
b represents 1-2,
c represents 3-9;
said method comprising the steps of:
(a) providing a solid material, said solid material (i) having a stoichiometric composition of a moles (A1+M1), b moles M2 and c moles X and (ii) having an average particle size of at least 100 nm and a poly-disperse size distribution;
(b) dispersing said material in the presence of a liquid, whereby said liquid being selected from (i) liquid surfactants, (ii) a combination of surfactant and solvent, (iii) a combination of surfactant, solvent and pre-polymer or polymer and (iv) a combination of surfactant and liquid pre-polymer; and whereby said dispersing is effected by ball milling, by ultrasound, by high shear mixing or by high pressure dispersion.

US Pat. No. 10,889,754

ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT MATERIALS AND DEVICES

UNIVERSAL DISPLAY CORPORA...

1. A compound having a Pt tetradentate structure, having a structure of Formula 1,wherein rings C and D each independently represent aryl or heteroaryl;wherein RA, RB1, RC, and RD each independently represent mono, di, tri, tetra-substitution, or no substitution;
wherein L1, L2, and L3 are each independently selected from the group consisting of a direct bond, BR, NR, PR, O, S, Se, C?O, S?O, SO2, SiRR?, GeRR?, alkyl, cycloalkyl, and combinations thereof;
wherein n1 and n2 are each independently an integer of 1 or 0; the sum of n1 and n2 is at least 1; when n1 is 0, L1 is not present; and when n2 is 0, L2 is not present;
wherein X is selected from the group consisting of NRE, O, S, and Se;
wherein RA, RB1, RC, RD, RE, R, and R? are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, deuterium, halide, alkyl, cycloalkyl, heteroalkyl, arylalkyl, alkoxy, aryloxy, amino, silyl, alkenyl, cycloalkenyl, heteroalkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, heteroaryl, acyl, carbonyl, carboxylic acids, ester, nitrile, isonitrile, sulfanyl, sulfinyl, sulfonyl, phosphino, and combinations thereof;
wherein any adjacent RA, RB1, RC, RD, RE, R, and R? are optionally joined to form a ring;
wherein X3 and X4 each independently selected from the group consisting of carbon and nitrogen; and
wherein one of Q1, Q3, and Q4 is oxygen, and the remaining two of Q1, Q3, and Q4 each represents a direct bond.

US Pat. No. 10,889,753

SELF-BREAKABLE TREATMENT FLUIDS FOR USE IN SUBTERRANEAN FORMATION OPERATIONS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method comprising:introducing a treatment fluid into a wellbore in a subterranean formation, wherein the treatment fluid comprises an aqueous base fluid and a first gelling agent selected from the group consisting of hydroxypropyl starch phosphate, a hydroxypropyl starch phosphate derivative, and any combination thereof, and wherein the first gelling agent is present in an amount of about 0.001% to about 20% by weight of a liquid portion of the aqueous base fluid,
wherein the first gelling agent forms a graft copolymer with at least one first ethylenically unsaturated monomer and at least one second ethylenically unsaturated monomer; and
performing a downhole operation.

US Pat. No. 10,889,752

FOAMING MIXTURES AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A method for enhancing hydrocarbon recovery in a carbonate reservoir formation, the method comprising:introducing a foaming mixture to the carbonate reservoir formation such that hydrocarbon present in the carbonate reservoir formation is displaced by the foaming mixture and is recoverable from the carbonate reservoir formation, where
the foaming mixture comprises a zwitterionic surfactant, an omega-3-acid ethyl ester, and aqueous salt solution; and
the omega-3-acid ethyl ester is selected from the group consisting of eicosapentaenoic acid ethyl ester, docosahexaenoic acid ethyl ester, or combinations thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,889,750

OIL RECOVERY PROCESS USING AN OIL RECOVERY COMPOSITION OF AQUEOUS SALT SOLUTION AND METAL OXIDE NANOPARTICLES FOR CARBONATE RESERVOIRS

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. An oil recovery composition, comprising:an aqueous solution of one or more salts having a salinity of 4000 parts-per-million (ppm) total dissolved solids (TDS) to 8000 ppm TDS, the one or more salts comprising sodium sulfate (Na2SO4);
a plurality of metal oxide nanoparticles having a concentration in the range of 0.01 weight (wt) % to 0.05 wt %.

US Pat. No. 10,889,749

COMPOSITION AND METHOD FOR RECOVERING HYDROCARBON FLUIDS FROM A SUBTERRANEAN RESERVOIR

ChampionX USA Inc., Suga...

1. An injection fluid for the recovery of hydrocarbon fluids from a subterranean formation, comprising an aqueous medium and about 100 ppm to about 50,000 ppm of crosslinked polymeric microparticles based on polymer actives in the fluid, wherein the crosslinked polymeric microparticles comprise about 0.9 to about 20 mole percent of one or more labile crosslinkers, wherein the particles have an expanded particle size distribution and rheology suitable to impede a subterranean flow of water, and wherein the at least one labile crosslinker is selected from at least one of structures 1-11, 13-26:

US Pat. No. 10,889,747

COMPOSITION AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING OF WHOLE DATE PALM SEED LOST CIRCULATION MATERIAL (LCM)

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A method to reduce lost circulation of a drilling fluid in a wellbore in a formation, comprising:introducing an altered drilling fluid into the wellbore while drilling such that a loss circulation material (LCM) contacts a lost circulation zone, wherein the altered drilling fluid comprises the drilling fluid and the LCM, wherein the LCM consists of:
a first plurality of whole date palm seeds, each of the first plurality of whole date palm seeds having a length greater than 22.6 millimeters (mm);
a second plurality of whole date palm seeds, each of the second plurality of whole date palm seeds having a length in the range of 16 mm to 22.6 mm; and
a third plurality of whole date palm seeds, each of the third plurality of whole date palm seeds having a length in the range of 1 mm to less than 16 mm.

US Pat. No. 10,889,746

SYNTHETIC HECTORITE IN GLASS BEAD SUSPENSIONS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A glass bead suspension comprising:water;
a synthetic hectorite, wherein the synthetic hectorite has an empirical formula of Si8Mg5.45Li0.4H4O24Na0.7;
hollow glass beads;
a fluid loss control agent; and
a defoamer, wherein the defoamer is present in an amount of about 0.01% to about 5% by weight of the glass bead suspension,
wherein the hollow glass beads have a specific gravity of less than 0.5, and wherein the glass bead suspension has a specific gravity of less than or equal to 0.8.

US Pat. No. 10,889,745

PLUGGING AGENT WITH TEMPERATURE-RESISTANT, SALT-RESISTANT AND HIGH-EXPANSION FOR PLUGGING LARGE FRACTURES AND PREPARATION METHOD THEREOF

SOUTHWEST PETROLEUM UNIVE...

1. A plugging agent with temperature-resistant, salt-resistant and high-expansion for plugging large fractures, consisting of the following raw materials by mass ratio:main agent: 6%˜10%,
cross-linking agent: 0.6%˜1%
initiator: 0.006%˜0.01%,
additive: 6%˜14%, and
the rest being water; and wherein
the main agent is composed of monomer 1 and acrylamide with an equal mass ratio, the monomer 1 is a mixture of acrylic acid and 2-acrylamide-2-methylpropylsulfonic acid; the additive is montmorillonite, the cross-linking agent is phenolic cross-linking agent prepared by phenol and formaldehyde at a mass ratio of 1:9, and the initiator is azo initiator.

US Pat. No. 10,889,744

CLARIFICATION OF COLLOIDAL SUSPENSIONS

SIGNET AGGREGATES, LLC, ...

1. A method for clarifying a colloidal suspension, comprising:impacting the colloidal suspension with one of an impact wall and one or more additional fluids to form an impacted colloidal suspension;
collecting the impacted colloidal suspension as a collected fluid; and
separating a clarified fluid fraction from the collected impacted colloidal suspension, wherein
the clarified fluid fraction is at an upper portion of the collected fluid and suspended solids settle at a lower portion of the collected fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,889,743

METHOD FOR MAKING A DRILLING COMPOSITION AND TREATING A SUBTERRANEAN FORMATION

KING FAHD UNIVERSITY OF P...

1. A process for making a drilling fluid composition and drilling a subterranean geological formation, comprising:first contacting dried date pit particles with an organic solvent to remove oils and form de-oiled date pit particles;
mixing the de-oiled date pit particles with NaOH and water to form an alkaline mixture;
subjecting the alkaline mixture to a freeze/thaw process and optionally adding an acid to form a freeze/thaw mixture comprising the treated date pit particles in water; and
mixing the freeze/thaw mixture with bentonite and an aqueous base fluid to form the drilling fluid composition which comprises:
the bentonite;
the treated date pit particles, and
the aqueous base fluid;
wherein the treated date pit particles are present in an amount of 0.01-5 wt %, relative to a total weight of the drilling fluid composition; then
drilling the subterranean geological formation with a drill bit to form a wellbore while injecting the drilling fluid composition into the subterranean geological formation through the wellbore.

US Pat. No. 10,889,742

MODIFIED POLYHISTIDINE SUITABLE FOR BEING USED AS A SUPRAMOLECULAR SHALE INHIBITOR, METHOD OF PREPARING THE SAME AND ITS APPLICATION IN WATER-BASED DRILLING FLUIDS

CHINA UNIVERSITY OF PETRO...

1. A modified polyhistidine suitable for being used as a supramolecular shale inhibitor, wherein the modified polyhistidine has a histidine polymerization main chain comprising a structural unit, which is represented by Formula (1) and attached with a modifying group;the histidine polymerization main chain has a histidine polymerization degree of 7-8;

each R1 is independently selected from the group consisting of methyl, ethyl, n-propyl, isopropyl and n-butyl; X is Cl, Br or I; R2 is selected from the group consisting of —CH2—CH(OH)—CH2—, —CH2—CH2—CH(OH)—, —CH(OH)—CH2—CH2—, —CH2—CH2—CH(OH)—CH2—, —CH2—CH(OH)—CH2—CH2— or —CH2—CH2—CH(OH)—CH2—CH2—;
the content of the structural unit represented by Formula (1) is 20 mol % or more.

US Pat. No. 10,889,739

SEALANT MATERIAL

1. A sealant material for sealing joints consisting of: (a) a multifilament or spun yarn constructed from polyphenylene sulfide; and (b) a joint sealing composition comprising at least one of a silicone oil or a natural oil with a smoke point of about 230° C. or higher, wherein the polyphenylene sulfide yarn is coated with the joint sealant composition in an amount from about 20 to about 40%, w/w on from about 60 to about 80% w/w yarn.

US Pat. No. 10,889,735

CROSS-LINKABLE COMPOSITION

LG Chem, Ltd.

1. A cross-linkable composition, comprising:an acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesive resin;
a crosslinking agent for the acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesive resin;
an ionic compound; and
a polyalkylene polyol compound,
wherein a binding energy (A) between the acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesive resin and the polyalkylene polyol compound is lower than a binding energy (B) between the crosslinking agent and the acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesive resin,
a difference (B-A) between the binding energy (B) between the crosslinking agent and the acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesive resin and the binding energy (A) between the acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesive resin and the polyalkylene polyol compound is 2 Kcal/mol or more, and
a mixing energy of the ionic compound with respect to an ethylene oxide unit is ?2 Kcal/mol or more,
wherein the polyalkylene polyol compound is represented by the following Formula 1 and wherein the polyalkylene polyol compound has a weight average molecular weight of 30,000 or less:
(HO?nA?B)m  [Formula 1]
where A is a core including a polyalkylene oxide unit, B is a chain represented by the following Formula 2, m is an integer of 1 or more, n is an integer of 0 or more, and the sum (m+n) of m and n is 3 or more:

where A1 to A3 each independently represent an alkylene group, Q1 and Q2 represent an aliphatic or aromatic divalent residue, L1 to L4 represent linkers, x is an integer of 1 or more, y is an integer of 0 or more, and z is an integer of 1 or more.

US Pat. No. 10,889,732

MONOCHROMATIC ACTINIC RADIATION CURABLE COATINGS FOR OPTICAL FIBER

DSM IP ASSETS B.V., Heer...

1. A liquid radiation curable composition for coating an optical fiber comprising:(a) a component possessing an electron-donating substituent attached to a vinyl group, which is present in an amount from about 0.5 wt. % to about 20 wt. %, relative the total weight of the liquid radiation curable composition;
(b) a (meth)acrylate oligomer;
(c) a (meth)acrylate diluent monomer; and
(d) a free-radical photoinitiator component;
wherein component (a) comprises a multifunctional vinyl ether monomer; and
wherein the composition is configured to attain
a top surface percent reacted acrylate unsaturation (% RAU) of at least about 71% according to an LED DSC method, when said composition is cured by a source of monochromatic actinic radiation with a peak spectral output from about 355 nm to about 420 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,889,730

OIL-BASED INKJET INK SET AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING PRINTED ITEM

RISO KAGAKU CORPORATION, ...

1. An oil-based inkjet ink set comprising:an oil-based inkjet ink A, which is a black ink and comprises a pigment, a pigment dispersant and a non-aqueous solvent, the non-aqueous solvent of the oil-based inkjet ink A containing at least 15% by mass of a silicone oil relative to a total mass of the non-aqueous solvent of the oil-based inkjet ink A, and
an oil-based inkjet ink B, which is a color ink and comprises a pigment, a pigment dispersant and a non-aqueous solvent, the non-aqueous solvent of the oil-based inkjet ink B containing at least 50% by mass of a petroleum-based hydrocarbon solvent relative to a total mass of the non-aqueous solvent of the oil-based inkjet ink B.

US Pat. No. 10,889,729

CURABLE COMPOSITION, CURED OBJECT, OVERCOAT FILM, COATED FLEXIBLE WIRING BOARD, AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING SAME

NIPPON POLYTECH CORP., T...

1. A curable composition comprising(component (a)) a carboxyl group-containing polyurethane which has an aromatic ring concentration of 0.1 to 6.5 mmol/g, contains an organic residue derived from a polyisocyanate, and further has a structural unit represented by formula (1):

(component (b)) a solvent; and
(component (c)) a compound having two or more epoxy groups in one molecule.

US Pat. No. 10,889,727

ELECTRICAL CABLE WITH IMPROVED INSTALLATION AND DURABILITY PERFORMANCE

Southwire Company, LLC, ...

1. An electrical cable comprising:at least one conductor capable of carrying an electrical current through the electrical cable; and
a sheath for protecting the conductor, wherein the sheath comprises:
a polymeric composition electrically insulating the conductor, wherein the polymeric composition comprises:
a Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) base polymer; and
an abrasion reducing agent comprising molybdenum disulfide provided in an amount of between about 0.1% to about 5% by weight of the polymeric composition.

US Pat. No. 10,889,726

POLYMER HAVING ANTIMICROBIAL AND/OR ANTIFOULING PROPERTIES

1. A polymer, comprising a repeat unit A having a general formula selected from one of the following general formulae (I-a), (I-b), (I-c), (I-d), (I-e) and (I-f):
wherein
R1 is an optionally substituted organic residue that comprises at least one cationic moiety having at least one positive charge;
R2 is an optionally substituted organic residue;
R3 and R4 are selected independently of each other from H and an optionally substituted organic residue;
X1 and X2 are selected independently of each other from O and S;
Y1 and Y2 are selected independently of each other from O, S, NH, NR5 and PR5,
wherein R5 is C1 to C12 alkyl;
Y3 is selected from O and S; and
n is from 2 to 4500.

US Pat. No. 10,889,725

SULFONATE-FUNCTIONAL COATINGS AND METHODS

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. A coating composition comprising:(a) a non-zwitterionic compound of the following Formula (I):
[(MO)(Qn)Si(XCH2SO3?)3-n]Y2/nr+r  (I)wherein:each Q is independently selected from hydroxyl, alkyl groups containing from 1 to 4 carbon atoms and alkoxy groups containing from 1 to 4 carbon atoms;
M is selected from hydrogen, alkali metals, and organic cations of strong organic bases having an average molecular weight of less than 150 and a pKa of greater than 11:
X is an organic linking group;
Y is selected from hydrogen, alkaline earth metals, organic cations of protonated weak bases having an average molecular weight of less than 200 and a pKa of less than 11, alkali metals, and organic cations of strong organic bases having an average molecular weight of less than 150 and a pKa of greater than 11, provided that M is hydrogen when Y is selected from hydrogen, alkaline earth metals and organic cations of said protonated weak bases;
r is equal to the valence of Y; and
n is 1 or 2;
(b) alcohol and/or water; and
(c) a tetraalkoxysilane, oligomers thereof, lithium silicate, sodium silicate, potassium silicate, silica, or combinations thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,889,724

HIGH-DURABILITY ANTI-FOULING AND ANTI-ICING COATINGS

HRL Laboratories, LLC, M...

1. A precursor material for a low-friction, low-adhesion material, said precursor material comprising:a hardenable material capable of forming a durable continuous matrix;
a plurality of inclusions, dispersed within said hardenable material, each comprising a hygroscopic material; and
a low-surface-energy polymer having a surface energy between about 5 mJ/m2 to about 50 mJ/m2,
wherein said low-surface-energy polymer surrounds said hygroscopic material within said inclusions and/or is present as additional inclusions, dispersed within said hardenable material,
wherein said precursor material contains a block copolymer comprising said low-surface-energy polymer and said hygroscopic material, and wherein said block copolymer is a segmented copolymer composition comprising (i) one or more isocyanate species, or a reacted form thereof, possessing an isocyanate functionality of 2 or greater and (ii) one or more polyol or polyamine chain extenders or crosslinkers, or a reacted form thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,889,721

WATER-BASED COMPOSITIONS WITH LONG TERM GLOSS RETENTION

SWIMC LLC, Cleveland, OH...

1. An aqueous coating composition having an improved gloss retention, the coating composition comprising:a latex polymer comprising at least one ethylenically unsaturated monomer dispersed in an aqueous medium;
one or more UV-VIS absorbers, wherein the one or more UV-VIS absorbers comprises a substituted benzophenone capable of being a free radical generator, wherein the substituted benzophenone is phenylbis(2,4,6-trimethylbenzoyl)phosphine oxide, ethyl-2,4,6-trimethylbenzoylphenylphosphinate, 2,4,6-trimethylbenzophenone, 4-methylbenzophenone, 4-phenylbenzophenone, 2,2-dimethoxy-1,2-diphenylethanone, 1-hydroxycyclohexyl phenyl ketone, 2-hydroxy-2-methyl-1-phenyl-1-propanone, isopropylthioxanthone, methyl-o-benzoyl-benzoate, methylbenzoylformate, benzoin ethyl ether, 4?-ethoxyacetophenone, 4,4-bis(diethylamino)benzophenone, 2,2-dimethoxy-2-phenylacetephenone, 2-hydroxy-2-methylpropiophenone, 2-benzyl-2-(diemthylamino)-4?-morpholinobutryophenone, 4-methylbenzophenone, benzophenone hydrazone, or a combination thereof;
one or more hindered amine light stabilizers; and
optionally one or more low-VOC coalescents;
wherein the one or more UV-VIS absorbers and the one or more hindered amine light stabilizers are present in the coating composition in a total combined weight of at least 0.5 wt-% based upon the total polymer solids in the aqueous coating composition.

US Pat. No. 10,889,719

FLUORESCENT DYE, PREPARATION METHOD THEREFOR AND USE THEREOF

Shenzhen University, She...

1. A fluorescent dye of formula (I):
wherein X and Y are independently selected from O, S, C(CH3)2 and NR6;
R1 is (CH2)n?1CH3, (CH2)nR7, (CH2)mC6H5 or (CH2)mC6H4R7;
R2 and R3 are independently selected from H, F, Cl, Br, I, (CH2)n?1CH3, (CH2)nR8, CH2C6H5, CH2C6H4R8, O(CH2)n?1CH3, O(CH2)nR8, OCH2C6H5, OCH2C6H4R8 and CN;
R4, R5 and R6 are independently selected from (CH2)n?1CH3, (CH2)nR8, CH2C6H5 and CH2C6H4R8; wherein R7 is C6H5, C6H4R9, SO3R10 or COOR11; R8 is SO3R10 or COOR11; n and m are integers respectively selected from 1-18 and 0-18; R9 is arsonic acid, boric acid, carboxylic acid, sulfonic acid, amino, hydroxyl, sulfhydryl or C1-C18 alkyl; R10 is N(R12R13R14R15); R11 is a C1-C18 alkyl; R12, R13, R14 and R15 are independently selected from H, C1-C18 alkyl and (CH2)pOH, and p is an integer selected from 0-18; and
Z? is a halide anion or OTs?.

US Pat. No. 10,889,718

AZOMETHINE DIRECT DYES BEARING AT LEAST ONE CATIONIC CHARGE, COSMETIC COMPOSITION COMPRISING AT LEAST ONE SUCH DYE, IMPLEMENTATION PROCESS THEREFOR AND USE THEREOF

1. A compound chosen from those of formulae (I) and (II) below, organic or mineral acid or base addition salts thereof, tautomeric forms, optical isomers or geometrical isomers thereof and/or solvates thereof:
in which formula (I) or (II):
n and n?, which may be identical or different, represent an integer equal to 0, 1, 2, 3 or 4;
R1 and R2, which may be identical or different, represent:
a halogen atom,
a C1-C6 alkyl radical,
a (C1-C6)alkyl radical substituted with one or more radicals chosen from the following radicals: i) hydroxyl, ii) amino —NH2, iii) (C1-C6)alkylamino, and iv) di(C1-C6)alkylamino,
a (C1-C6)alkoxy radical, and
a (C1-C6)alkoxy radical substituted with one or more radicals chosen from the following radicals: i) hydroxyl, ii) amino, iii) (C1-C6)alkylamino, and iv) di(C1-C6)alkylamino,
X1 and X2, which may be identical or different, represent:
a hydrogen atom,
a sulfonic radical —SO3H or sulfonate radical —SO3?,
a carboxyl radical —CO2H, a carboxylate radical —COO?,
a C1-C4 alkoxycarbonyl radical,
a carbamide radical —CO2NH2,
an aromatic or non-aromatic, 5- to 10-membered cationic heterocycle, which is optionally substituted, with one or more identical or different radicals chosen from C1-C4 alkyl and C1-C4 hydroxyalkyl;
an aromatic or non-aromatic, 5- to 6-membered non-cationic heterocycle, substituted with:
an ammonium radical —N+RR?R? with R, R? and R?, which may be identical or different, representing a (C1-C4)alkyl group optionally substituted with one or more hydroxyl groups, and/or
an aromatic or non-aromatic, 5- to 10-membered cationic heterocycle, which is optionally substituted, with one or more identical or different radicals chosen from C1-C4 alkyl and C1-C4 hydroxyalkyl, and/or
a hydroxyl, amino, C1-C4 alkylamino, di(C1-C4)alkylamino, C1-C4 alkoxy, C1-C4 alkyl or C1-C4 hydroxyalkyl radical;
an ammonium radical —N+RR?R?, with R, R? and R? which may be identical or different, representing a (C1-C4)alkyl group optionally substituted with one or more hydroxyl groups or
a radical —W—R8, in which:
W represents:
an oxygen or sulfur atom,
a divalent group —N(R9)—; or
a linear or branched, saturated or unsaturated, divalent hydrocarbon-based chain, comprising from 1 to 14 carbon atoms, said hydrocarbon-based chain being:
 optionally substituted with one or more radicals, which may be identical or different, chosen from the following radicals: i) hydroxyl, ii) C1-C4 alkoxy, iii) amino —NH2, iv) mono- and/or (di)(C1-C6)(alkyl)amino, v) ammoniums —N+RR?R? with R, R? and R? as defined previously, vi) aromatic or non-aromatic, optionally substituted, 5- to 10-membered cationic heterocycles, vii) aromatic or non-aromatic, 5- or 6-membered non-cationic heterocycles, substituted with one or more radicals, which may be identical or different, chosen from the following radicals: a) ammonium —N+RR?R? with R, R? and R? as defined previously, b) aromatic or non-aromatic, 5- to 10-membered cationic heterocycle, optionally substituted with one or more identical or different radicals chosen from C1-C4 alkyl, and c) a hydroxyl, amino, C1-C4 alkylamino, di(C1-C4)alkylamino, C1-C4 alkoxy, C1-C4 alkyl or C1-C4 hydroxyalkyl radical;
 and/or
 optionally interrupted and/or optionally terminating with one or more divalent heteroatoms or groups, which may be identical or different, chosen from:
 —O—, —S—, —N(R10)—, —S(O)—, —S(O)2— and —C(X)— with X representing an oxygen or sulfur atom or N—R10 and R10 representing a hydrogen atom or a (C1-C6)alkyl group, and
 combinations thereof;
R8 and R9, which may be identical or different, represent:
a hydrogen atom,
a linear or branched C1-C14, alkyl group, said alkyl group being:
optionally interrupted with one or more heteroatoms or groups, which may be identical or different, and selected from —O—, —S—, —N(R10)—, —S(O)—, —S(O)2—and —C(X)— with X and R10 as defined previously, or combinations thereof; and/or
optionally substituted with one or more radicals, which may be identical or different, chosen from: i) hydroxyl, ii) C1-C4 alkoxy, iii) amino —NH2, iv) mono- and/or (di)(C1-C6)(alkyl)amino, v) ammoniums —N+RR?R? with R, R? and R? as defined previously, vi) aromatic or non-aromatic, optionally substituted, 5- to 10-membered cationic heterocycles, vii) aromatic or non-aromatic, 5- or 6-membered non-cationic heterocycles, substituted with one or more radicals, which may be identical or different, chosen from the following radicals: a) ammonium —N+RR?R? with R, R? and R? as defined previously, b) aromatic or non-aromatic, 5- to 10-membered cationic heterocycle, optionally substituted with one or more identical or different radicals chosen from C1-C4 alkyl; and c) a hydroxyl, amino, C1-C4 alkylamino di(C1-C4)alkylamino, C1-C4 alkoxy, C1-C4 alkyl or C1-C4 hydroxy alkyl radical;
R3 and R4, which may be identical or different, representing:
a hydrogen atom,
a (C1-C6)alkyl radical optionally substituted with one or more radicals chosen from i) hydroxyl, ii) (C1-C4)alkoxy, iii) amino, iv) (C1-C6)alkylamino and v) di(C1-C6)alkylamino;
R5 and R6, which may be identical or different, represent an atom or group chosen from:
a hydrogen atom,
a halogen atom,
a C1-C6 alkyl radical,
a (C1-C6)alkyl radical substituted with one or more radicals chosen from the following radicals: i) hydroxyl, ii) amino —NH2, iii) (C1-C6)alkylamino, and iv) di(C1-C6)alkylamino,
a (C1-C6)alkoxy radical, and
a (C1-C6)alkoxy radical substituted with one or more radicals chosen from the following radicals: i) hydroxyl, ii) amino, iii) (C1-C6)alkylamino, and iv) di(C1-C6)alkylamino,
it being understood that:
X1 and/or X2 comprise at least one permanent cationic charge, and
the compound of formula (I) or (II) optionally comprises one or more anions An? and optionally one or more cations M+ to ensure the electrical neutrality of the molecule;
with:
An? denotes an anion chosen from bromide, chloride, methylsulfate and toluenesulfonate ions or a mixture of these ions;
M+ represents a cation chosen from sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium and ammonium.

US Pat. No. 10,889,717

COMPOSITIONS, METHODS, AND TEST KITS FOR DETERMINING AUTHENTICITY

1. A method of detecting an authentic composition, the method comprising the steps of:a) providing a composition having a first color, wherein the composition is selected from the group consisting of perfume compositions, fuel compositions, lubricant compositions, thermoplastic polymer compositions, polyol compositions, polyurethane compositions, and seed coating compositions, and wherein the composition comprises at least one leuco compound of Formula (III) or Formula (IV):
wherein each R is an electron withdrawing substituent independently selected from the group consisting of trihalides, cyano, sulfonates, sulfonate esters, sulfones, sulfoxides, ammonium, quaternary amines, nitro, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acid, carboxylic acid esters, acyl chloride, amides, and halides, and wherein each R4 and R5 is independently selected from the group consisting of: H, C1-16 branched alkyl, C1-16 linear alkyl, C1-16 substituted branched alkyl, C1-16 substituted linear alkyl, C7-16 substituted alkaryl, C7-16 unsubstituted alkaryl, and polyoxyalkylene;b) adding a triggering agent to the composition, wherein the triggering agent is selected from the group consisting of sodium hypochlorite, calcium hypochlorite, sodium dichlorocyanurate, alkali metal N-chloro(4-methylbenzene)sulfonamide, N-chlorosulfamate, N-bromosuccinimide, tetrachloro-1,2-benzoquinone, 2,3-dichloro-5,6-dicyano-p-benzoquinone, and mixtures thereof, and wherein the triggering agent causes the at least one leuco compound to change from a colorless state to a colored state; and
c) detecting the change, wherein the change from the first color to the second color is visually perceptible.

US Pat. No. 10,889,700

INORGANIC NANOFIBER AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

JAPAN VILENE COMPANY, LTD...

1. A method of manufacturing an inorganic mixed nanofiber, comprising:mixing a first spinnable sol solution, which is a material for a first inorganic oxide, with a second spinnable sol solution or a metal salt solution, which is a material for a second inorganic oxide having a refractive index different from that of the first inorganic oxide, to prepare a spinnable mixed sol solution,
forming an inorganic mixed nanofiber sheet consisting of inorganic mixed nanofibers having an average fiber diameter of 2 ?m or less from the spinnable mixed sol solution by electrospinning, and
pressing the inorganic mixed nanofiber sheet using a press machine, and crushing it so that the average fiber length becomes 200 ?m or less, and the CV value of the fiber length becomes 0.7 or less,
wherein a potential hydrogen of the first spinnable sol solution is matched with that of the second spinnable sol solution or the metal salt solution, and the preparation of the spinnable mixed sol solution is carried out without being gelled.

US Pat. No. 10,889,699

TETRAFLUOROETHYLENE COPOLYMERS

SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS...

1. A process for the manufacture of a tetrafluoroethylene (TFE) copolymer [polymer (F)] consisting essentially of recurring units derived from TFE, and from 0.05 to 0.175% by moles, with respect to the total moles, of recurring units derived from hexafluoropropylene [monomer(F)], said process comprising emulsion polymerizing TFE and said at least one monomer (F) in an aqueous medium comprising at least one surfactant [surfactant (FS)] complying with formula (IB):wherein:X1, X2 and X3, equal to or different from each other, are independently selected from H, F and C1-C6 (per)fluoroalkyl groups, optionally comprising one or more catenary or non-catenary oxygen atoms,
RF represents a divalent perfluorinated C1-C3 bridging group,
L represents a bond or a divalent group, and
Y represents an anionic functionality,
wherein the following inequality is satisfied in polymer (F):
A.I.>0.0083+0.8333×[M]wherein:A.I. is the Amorphous Index, defined as the ratio between intensity of the waveband centered at about 778 cm?1 and intensity of the waveband centered at about 2367 cm?1, as determined by infrared spectroscopy on a specimen of the TFE copolymer,
[M] is the % moles of recurring units derived from said monomer (F).

US Pat. No. 10,889,698

METHOD FOR MAKING WATER-ABSORBING POLYMER PARTICLES

1. A method for making water-absorbing polymer particles by providing crosslinkers, polymerizable monomers, and inorganic solid particles,wherein an average closest distance between two neighboring crosslinkers (RXL) in a water-absorbing polymer particle for a specific X-load of the water-absorbing polymer particle is calculated via the formula below:

with x_L being an amount of liquid absorbed in the water-absorbing polymer particle in gliq/gwater-absorbing polymer particle,
rho_liq being a density at room temperature of a fluid that swells the water-absorbing polymer particle in g/cm3,
wherein the fluid that swells the water-absorbing polymer particle is saline of 0.9% w NaCl,
rho_dry being a true density of the water-absorbing polymer particle in a dry state in g/cm3,
Mr_CXL being a molar mass of the crosslinkers in g/mol,
w_xl being a weight ratio of the crosslinkers in the water-absorbing polymer particle in the dry state,
NA being Avogadro's number in mol?1,
wherein the average closest distance between two neighboring crosslinkers (RXL) at 20 g/g X-load of the water-absorbing polymer particle obtained via the formula above is at least as high as an average size of the inorganic solid particles, and
wherein the average closest distance between two neighboring crosslinkers (RXL) at 20 g/g X-load of the water-absorbing polymer particle is from 3 to 100 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,889,694

METHOD AND COMPOSITION FOR PREPARING POLYAMIDE POWDERS

Taiwan Green Point Enterp...

1. A method of preparing polyamide powders, comprising the steps of:(a) heating a composition including polyamide granules, a nucleating agent and an organic solvent under normal pressure to a first temperature (T1) equal to or higher than the melting point (Tm) of the polyamide granules, followed by maintaining at the first temperature for a first time period to dissolve the polyamide granules in the organic solvent;
(b) cooling the heated composition to a second temperature (T2) to nucleate the dissolved polyamide granules, followed by maintaining at the second temperature (T2) to crystallize, so as to form a crystallization product, in which 15° C.?Tm?T2?33° C.;
(c) cooling the crystallization product to precipitate polyamide, so as to form a precipitated product; and
(d) washing the precipitated product to remove the organic solvent,
wherein the weight ratio of the polyamide granules to the organic solvent ranges from 0.11 to saturation solubility of the polyamide granules in the organic solvent, and the weight ratio of the polyamide granules to the nucleating agent is 100:1.

US Pat. No. 10,889,691

SILSESQUIOXANE POLYMERS, COMPOSITIONS, METHODS, AND ARTICLES

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. A silsesquioxane polymer comprising a three-dimensional network of Formula (I):wherein:each R1 and R2 is independently a (C1-C4)alkyl;
each L1 and L2 is independently a single bond, an alkylene, or an alkylene bonded to a group selected from oxy, thio, carbonyl, —NH—, and combinations thereof;
each R3 is independently a linear (C14-C100)alkyl;
each R4 is independently a (C1-C30)alkyl, a (C2-C30)heteroalkyl having at least one oxygen, sulfur, or —NH— group, or a (C1-C30)alkyl substituted with a fluoro, thiol, isocyanato, cyanato, hydroxyl, glycidoxy, or epoxy group;
with the proviso that L1, L2, and R4 are selected such that each Si atom is directly bonded to an alkylene or an alkyl;
m is an integer of at least 2;
n is an integer of 0 or above;
m+n is an integer of at least 3;
each oxygen atom at an asterisk (*) is bonded to another Si atom within the three-dimensional network; and
the silsesquioxane polymer is a solid at 25° C.

US Pat. No. 10,889,688

CROSSLINKED POLYMER RESIN FOR CONTAMINANT ADSORPTION FROM WATER

King Fahd University of P...

1. A cross-linked polymer resin of formula (I)
or a salt, solvate, tautomer, or stereoisomer thereof;
wherein each R1 is —H, a positive counter ion, an optionally substituted alkyl, an optionally substituted cycloalkyl, or an optionally substituted aryl;
wherein each R2, R3, R4, and R5 is independently —H, an optionally substituted alkyl, an optionally substituted cycloalkyl, or an optionally substituted aryl;
wherein R6 is an optionally substituted arylalkyl;
wherein m and n are independently a whole number in the range of 1-10;
wherein x, y, and z are independently a whole number greater than zero; and
wherein Z? is a counter ion.

US Pat. No. 10,889,686

BENZOTHIAZOLES AS LATENT CATALYSTS FOR BENZOXAZINE RESINS

HUNTSMAN ADVANCED MATERIA...

1. A curable system comprising 20-88 parts by weight, per 100 parts by weight of the curable system, of a benzoxazine and 3.5-15 parts by weight, per 100 parts by weight of the benzoxazine, of a benzothiazole sulfenamide catalyst.

US Pat. No. 10,889,685

METHODS FOR THE PREPARATION OF CYCLIC IMINO ETHER POLYMERS

Universiteit Gent, Ghent...

1. A method for the preparation of cyclic imino ether polymers in a tubular flow reactor, the method comprising:feeding into the tubular flow reactor a reaction mixture comprising a cyclic imino ether monomer; and
allowing the formation of the cyclic imino ether polymers,
wherein the reaction mixture has a linear flow velocity of at least 120 cm/min in the tubular flow reactor, wherein the relation between the linear flow velocity and the polydispersity can be described by an exponential decay type function defined as follows:
D=(0.08±0.01)e(?v/(147±28))+D0
wherein D is defined as molar mass dispersity (Mw/Mn), v as the linear flow velocity expressed in cm min?1 and D0 is the minimum dispersity attainable for the cyclic amino ether polymer.

US Pat. No. 10,889,684

POLYESTER RESIN

MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL C...

1. A polyester resin comprising a diol constitutional unit and a dicarboxylic acid constitutional unit, wherein:74 to 100 mol % of the diol constitutional unit is a constitutional unit derived from a diol having a dinorbornane ring represented by the following formula (i);
a glass transition temperature is 90° C. or higher;
an amount of heat of a crystallization exothermic peak in temperature drop is less than 1 J/g; and
a yellow index (YI) value as measured by a reflection method according to JIS K 7103 is 10 or less:
wherein R is H, CH3, or C2H5,wherein the polyester resin further comprises at least one of phosphoric acid, phosphorous acid, phosphoric acid esters, and phosphorous acid esters.

US Pat. No. 10,889,682

SILYLATED POLYURETHANES AND METHODS FOR PREPARING THEREOF

1. A silylated polyurethane that is the reaction product of:a) at least one polyol having a number average molecular weight of from 1000 to 50,000 g/mol;
b) at least one polyisocyanate; and
c) at least one silicon-containing heterocycle of the general formula (I)

wherein R1 is hydrogen;
R2 and R3 are same or different and are, independently from one another, selected from a linear or branched, substituted or unsubstituted C1-C20 alkyl or C6-C18 aryl residue which may be interrupted by at least one heteroatom;
R4 is selected from a linear or branched, substituted or unsubstituted C1-C20 alkylene residue which may be interrupted by at least one heteroatom;
R5 and R6 are same or different and are, independently from one another, selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, a linear or branched, substituted or unsubstituted C1-C20 alkyl or C6-C18 aryl which may be interrupted by at least one heteroatom, a C4-C8 cycloalkyl, or R5 and R6 may form a ring; and
n is 0, 1 or 2.

US Pat. No. 10,889,678

AMINE-BASED POROUS POLYMER FOR SELECTIVE CARBON DIOXIDE CAPTURE

King Fahd University of P...

1. A polymer, comprising, in polymerized form:10 to 20 mol. % of one or more C5 to C10 aryl diamines;
50 to 65 mol. % of a mono-aldehyde; and
20 to 35 mol. % of one or more 5-membered heteroaromatic rings,
wherein mol % is relative to the total moles of the C5 to C10 aryl diamine monomer units, the mono-aldehyde monomer units and the 5-membered heteroaromatic ring monomer units, and the polymer is cross-linked and is porous in bulk form.

US Pat. No. 10,889,677

COMPOSITIONS AND PROCESS FOR STABILIZING PHENOLIC RESINS CONTAINING CALIXARENES

SI GROUP, INC., Schenect...

1. A resin solution of a phenolic resin, comprising one or more modified calixarene compounds, each calixarene compound comprising 4-20 units of formula (I?) and/or formula (II):
wherein:
each X is independently the same or different moiety, each moiety having a structure of

each R1 is independently a H, C1 to C30 alkyl, phenyl, or arylalkyl;
each R2 is independently a H, C1 to C20 branched or unbranched alkyl which may optionally be substituted with one or more glycidyl ether units of the formula

 C2 to C10 alkenyl, or C5 to C10 aryl;
each L is independently selected from the group consisting of —CH2—, —C(O)—, —CH(R3)—, —(CH2)n—O—(CH2)n—, —C(R3)2—, and —S—;
each R3 is independently a C1-C6 alkyl;
each m is independently an integer from 0 to 10; provided that when m is 0, each R2 is independently a C5 to C10 aryl;
each n is independently an integer from 1 to 2;
each q is independently an integer from 1 to 100;
each A1 represents a direct covalent bond to an adjacent unit of formula (I?) or formula (II) such that there is one L group between adjacent units, whereby the total units in the calixarene compound form a ring; and
wherein units of formula (I?) make up from about 35% to 100% of the overall units present in the calixarene compound, and
wherein the phenolic resin is soluble in a hydrocarbon solvent having a concentration of about 50 wt % to about 75 wt %.

US Pat. No. 10,889,675

RHEOLOGY MODIFIERS FOR ENCAPSULATING QUANTUM DOTS

Rohm and Haas Electronic ...

1. A polymer resin comprising:(a) quantum dots,
(b) a compound of formula (I)
wherein R1 is hydrogen or methyl and R2 is a C6-C20 aliphatic polycyclic substituent, and(c) a block or graft copolymer having Mn from 50,000 to 400,000 and comprising from 10 to 100 wt % polymerized units of styrene and from 0 to 90 wt % of a non-styrene block; wherein the non-styrene block has a van Krevelen solubility parameter from 15.0 to 17.5 (J/cm3)1/2.

US Pat. No. 10,889,670

HIGH PRESSURE RADIAL POLYMERISATION PROCESS FOR A COPOLYMER OF ETHYLENE SILANE GROUPS CONTAINING COMONOMER

BOREALIS AG, Vienna (AT)...

1. A high pressure radical process for producing a copolymer of ethylene with a silane groups containing comonomer, the process comprising:(a) compressing the ethylene together with the silane groups containing comonomer under pressure in a compressor, wherein a compressor lubricant is used for lubrication,
(b) polymerising the ethylene together with the silane groups containing comonomer in a polymerisation zone to form the ethylene copolymer,
(c) separating the ethylene copolymer from unreacted products and recovering the separated ethylene copolymer in a recovery zone,
wherein in step (a) the compressor lubricant comprises a mineral oil;
wherein the ethylene copolymer has a silane groups containing comonomer content of 0.5 to 3 wt % and an MFR2 of 0.3 to 10 g/10 min;
wherein the copolymer has a hot set elongation percentage y satisfying:
y wherein the polymerisation step b) is operated at a pressure of up to 4000 bar and at a temperature of from 80 to 350° C.

US Pat. No. 10,889,668

METHOD FOR PREPARING VINYL CHLORIDE-BASED POLYMER, AND VINYL CHLORIDE-BASED POLYMER PREPARED THEREBY

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

1. A method for preparing a vinyl chloride-based polymer, the method comprising:a step for performing suspension polymerization of a monomer for preparing a vinyl chloride-based polymer in the presence of a polymerization initiator, a dispersant, and water soluble cellulose ether,
wherein the dispersant includes a mixture of a first polyvinyl alcohol having a degree of saponification of 60 mol % to 90 mol % and a second polyvinyl alcohol having a degree of saponification of 40 mol % to less than 60 mol % at a weight ratio of 10:1 to 20:1, and a mole average degree of saponification of the polyvinyl alcohol mixture is from 76 mol % to 80 mol %,
wherein the first polyvinyl alcohol includes a 1a polyvinyl alcohol having a degree of saponification of 75 mol % to 90 mol % and a 1b polyvinyl alcohol having a degree of saponification of 60 mol % to less than 75 mol % at a weight ratio of 4:1 to 8:1, and
wherein the water soluble cellulose ether has a gel point of 60° C. to 90° C., and is added before the initiation of the polymerization or at a time in which the polymerization conversion rate is 70% or less.

US Pat. No. 10,889,663

ASYMMETRIC ANSA-METALLOCENE CATALYST COMPOUNDS FOR PRODUCING POLYOLEFINS HAVING A BROAD MOLECULAR WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION

ExxonMobil Chemical Paten...

1. A catalyst compound represented by Formula (I):
where M is a group 4 metal,
R3 is a C3-C40 branched alkyl, wherein the branched alkyl group is branched at the ?-position,
R3? is hydrogen, methyl, ethyl, or a group containing three or more carbon atoms having the formula CH2R?, where R? is an alkyl, aryl, or silyl group;
each of R2, R4, R5, R6, R7, R2?, R4?, R5?, R6?, and R7? is independently hydrogen, a C1-C40 substituted or unsubstituted hydrocarbyl, halocarbyl, silylcarbyl, alkoxyl, halogen, or siloxyl, or one or more of R4 and R5, R5 and R6, R6 and R7, R4? and R5?, R5? and R6?, and R6? and R7? are joined to form a completely saturated, partially saturated, or aromatic ring,
T is a bridging group, and
each X is independently a halide or C1-C50 substituted or unsubstituted hydrocarbyl, hydride, amide, alkoxide, sulfide, phosphide, halide, or a combination thereof, or two of X are joined together to form a metallocycle ring, or two of X are joined to form a chelating ligand, a diene ligand, or an alkylidene.

US Pat. No. 10,889,662

METALLOCENE-SUPPORTED CATALYST AND METHOD OF PREPARING POLYOLEFIN USING THE SAME

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

1. A metallocene-supported catalyst comprising one or more metallocene compounds represented by the following Chemical Formula 2;a cocatalyst compound; and
a support:

wherein, in Chemical Formula 2, M is Zr;
B is silicon;
Q1 and Q2 are the same as or different from each other, and are each independently a C1 to C4 alkyl group, or a C2 to C10 alkoxyalkyl group;
X1 and X2 are each a pivalate group; and
C1 and C2 are represented by the following Chemical Formula 3a:

wherein, in Chemical Formula 3a, R1 to R5 are the same as or different from each other, and are each independently hydrogen, or a C1 to C4 alkyl group, and
R?1 to R?3 are the same as or different from each other, and are each independently, a C1 to C4 alkyl group,
wherein B and M of Chemical Formula 2 are bonded to the cyclopentadienyl group of the indenyl groups C1 and C2 of Chemical Formula 3a,
wherein the cocatalyst compound comprises one or more of compounds represented by the following Chemical Formula 4, Chemical Formula 5, or Chemical Formula 6:
—[Al(R23)—O]n—[  Chemical Formula 4]
wherein, in Chemical Formula 4, each R23 is the same as or different from each other, and are each independently a halogen, a C1 to C20 hydrocarbon, or a halogen-substituted C1 to C20 hydrocarbon; and
m is an integer of 2 or more;
J(R23)3  [Chemical Formula 5]
wherein, in Chemical Formula 5, each R23 is the same as defined in Chemical Formula 4; and
J is aluminum or boron;
[E-H]+[ZA?4]? or [E]+[ZA?4]?  [Chemical Formula 6]
wherein, in Chemical Formula 6, E is neutral or cationic Lewis acid;
H is hydrogen atom;
Z is Group 13 element; and
each A? is the same as or different from each other, and are each independently a C6 to C20 aryl group of a C1 to C20 alkyl group, of which one or more hydrogen atoms are unsubstituted or substituted with a halogen, a C1 to C20 hydrocarbon, an alkoxy, or a phenoxy, and
wherein the support is one or more selected from the group consisting of silica, silica-alumina, and silica-magnesia.

US Pat. No. 10,889,659

MODIFIED POLYMETHYLHYDROSILOXANE, MODIFIED HIGH-CIS CONJUGATED DIENE POLYMER, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR THE SAME, AND RUBBER COMPOSITION AND TIRE USING THE SAME

CHI MEI CORPORATION, Tai...

1. A manufacturing method for a modified high-cis conjugated diene polymer, comprising:performing a polymerization reaction to form a high-cis conjugated diene polymer; and
making the high-cis conjugated diene polymer react with a first modifier, and then react with a second modifier in the presence of a condensation accelerator to generate a modified high-cis conjugated diene polymer;
wherein the modified high-cis conjugated diene polymer has over 97% of cis-1,4 structure;
the second modifier comprises a compound represented by the following formula (1):
whereinR3 comprise a substituted or un-substituted C6-C16 hydrocarbon group containing an aryl group, or a substituted or un-substituted C2-C16 hydrocarbon group containing an amino group,
R4 comprise a substituted or un-substituted C2-C4 alkylene group, a group of —(O—C2H4)—, and a group of —OR5,
R5 are a hydrogen atom or a substituted or un-substituted C1-C3 alkyl group,
R6 are substituted or un-substituted C2-C4 alkylene groups,
R7 are substituted or un-substituted C2-C4 alkylene groups,
R8 are C1-C3 alkoxy groups,
v is 170-400,
w is 0-45,
x is 15-59,
y is 0-43,
z is 5-34,
and a total of w, x and y is bigger than 0,
R3 are identical or different,
R4 are identical or different,
R5 are identical or different,
R6 are identical or different,
R7 are identical or different, and
R8 are identical or different;
the first modifier comprises a compound represented by the following formula (2):
(R1)a—Si—(OR2)4-a  FORMULA (2)
wherein R1 is a functional group comprising a glycidoxy group, 2-(3,4-epoxycyclohexyl) group or an isocyanate group, R2 are substituted or un-substituted C1-C3 alkyl groups, a is 0 or 1, R2 are identical or different.

US Pat. No. 10,889,658

TIRE MANUFACTURING METHOD

TOYO TIRE CORPORATION, I...

2. A tire manufacturing method comprising:an operation in which a master batch is made;
an operation in which the master batch is used to make a rubber composition; and
an operation in which a green tire is made, the green tire being provided with
a bead filler,
a carcass ply comprising a turnup disposed at a location toward an exterior in the tire width direction from the bead filler,
a chafer comprising a chafer end disposed at a location toward the exterior in the tire width direction from the turnup, and
unvulcanized rubber sheeting that is made up of the rubber composition and that comprises a connecting portion which is disposed at a location between the turnup and the chafer end;
wherein the operation in which the master batch is made comprises
an operation in which carbon-black-containing pre-coagulation rubber latex in which at least carbon black is dispersed in water is coagulated to obtain a coagulum which contains the water derived from the carbon-black-containing pre-coagulation rubber latex;
an operation in which a compound according to Formula (I), below, is added to the coagulum; and
an operation in which the compound is dispersed within the coagulum;
wherein Formula (I) is given by
andwherein, at Formula (I), R1 and R2 each indicates a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbons, an alkenyl group having 1 to 20 carbons, or an alkynyl group having 1 to 20 carbons;
R1 and R2 may be the same or different; and
M+ indicates sodium ion, potassium ion, or lithium ion,
wherein at the operation in which the compound is added to the coagulum, taking the amount of water in the coagulum for every 100 parts by mass of rubber within the coagulum to be Wa, and taking the amount of the compound that is added for every 100 parts by mass of rubber within the coagulum to be Wb, Wa/Wb, being the ratio of Wa to Wb, is in a range that is 1 to 8100.

US Pat. No. 10,889,656

HEPARAN SULFATE HAVING HIGH 3-O-SULFATION RATE IN GLUCOSAMINE RESIDUES

AJINOMOTO CO., INC., Tok...

1. A polysaccharide having an anticoagulant activity, said polysaccharide comprising a repetitive disaccharide unit having the following general formula (I):
wherein,R1, R2, R4, and R5 each independently represent a hydrogen or a sulfate group;R3 represents a hydrogen, a sulfate group, or an acetyl group;at least a portion of the R3 is the sulfate group;the rate of the sulfate group as R4 is 13% or more; andthe rate of the sulfate group as R5 is 50% or more;wherein 50% or more of the total number of sugar chains present in said polysaccharide have the following general formula (II):

wherein,R1 to R5 are the same as R1 to R5 in said general formula (I); andn is 3 to 30 as an average value; andwherein the number average molecular weight measured by gel permeation chromatography using pullulan as a standard is 12000 to 40000;
wherein the ratio of anti-factor Xa activity to anti-factor IIa activity is 1.5 or more.

US Pat. No. 10,889,650

AGENT, USES AND METHODS FOR TREATMENT

1. An antibody, or an antigen-binding fragment thereof, comprising:a) a light chain variable domain L-CDR1 comprising SEQ ID NO: 49;
b) a light chain variable domain L-CDR 2 comprising SEQ ID NO: 50;
c) a light chain variable domain L-CDR 3 comprising SEQ ID NO: 51;
d) a heavy chain variable domain H-CDR 1 comprising SEQ ID NO: 52;
e) a heavy chain variable domain H-CDR 2 comprising SEQ ID NO: 53 and
f) a heavy chain variable domain H-CDR 3 comprising SEQ ID NO: 54.

US Pat. No. 10,889,640

TAU-BINDING ANTIBODIES

UCB BIOPHARMA SPRL, Brus...

3. An isolated nucleic acid comprising SEQ ID NO: 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 56 or 57.

US Pat. No. 10,889,639

ANTIBODIES TO ALPHA-SYNUCLEIN AND USES THEREOF

MedImmune Limited, Cambr...

1. An antibody, or antigen-binding fragment thereof, that binds to human ?-synuclein, wherein the antibody or antigen-binding fragment thereof comprises:a) three heavy chain CDRs having sequences:
(i) H-CDR1 of SEQ ID NO: 5,
(ii) H-CDR2 of SEQ ID NO: 15; and
(iii) H-CDR3 of SEQ ID NO: 16 or a sequence differing from SEQ ID NO: 16 by 1 or 2 amino acids, and
b) three light chain CDRs having sequences:
(i) L-CDR1 of SEQ ID NO: 20,
(ii) L-CDR2 of SEQ ID NO: 10; and
(iii) L-CDR3 of SEQ ID NO: 21.

US Pat. No. 10,889,638

ANTIBODIES RECOGNIZING TAU

PROTHENA BIOSCIENCES LIMI...

1. An isolated monoclonal antibody that binds human tau, comprising three Kabat/Chothia Composite heavy chain CDRs, CDR-H1 of SEQ ID NO:8, CDR-H2 of SEQ ID NO:9, and CDR-H3 of amino acid sequence LDF, and three Kabat/Chothia Composite light chain CDRs, CDR-L1 of SEQ ID NO:12, CDR-L2 of SEQ ID NO:13, and CDR-L3 of SEQ ID NO:14, except that position H27 is occupied by F or Y, H28 is occupied by N or T, H29 is occupied by I or F, H30 is occupied by K or T, position H51 is occupied by I or V, position H54 is occupied by N or D, position H60 is occupied by D or A, H61 is occupied by P or E, and H102 is occupied by F or Y.

US Pat. No. 10,889,623

PRODUCTION METHOD FOR RUBBER PARTICLES HAVING MEMBRANE-BINDING PROTEIN BOUND THERETO, PRODUCTION METHOD FOR PNEUMATIC TIRE, AND PRODUCTION METHOD FOR RUBBER PRODUCT

SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIE...

1. A method for producing rubber particles bound to a membrane-associated protein, the method comprising the step of performing protein synthesis in a cell-free protein synthesis solution containing an mRNA coding for a membrane-associated protein and rubber particles that bind the membrane-associated protein.

US Pat. No. 10,889,616

CYTOTOXIC TUBULYSIN COMPOUNDS FOR CONJUGATION

Tube Pharmaceuticals GmbH...

1. A compound of formula (I)
wherein:
n is 0 or 1;
X is O or S;
Y is a CO group or a CH2 group or a bond;
R2 is a methyl group;
R3 is a group of formula —CH(CH3)CH2CH3;
R4 is H, an alkyl, cycloalkyl, heteroalkyl or heterocycloalkyl group, all of which may optionally be substituted;
R5 is H, an alkyl, cycloalkyl, heteroalkyl or heterocycloalkyl group, all of which may optionally be substituted;
R6 is H, an alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, heteroalkyl, aralkyl or heteroaralkyl group, all of which may optionally be substituted;
R7 is H, an alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, heteroalkyl, aralkyl or heteroaralkyl group, all of which may optionally be substituted;
R8 is H, an alkyl, heteroalkyl group, aralkyl or heteroaralkyl group, all of which may optionally be substituted;
and either
R1 is H, a heteroalkyl group or a group of formula —X1-L1-A1 or —X1—CH2—CH2—S—S-Py, wherein Py is a 2-pyridyl group; and
R9 is H, OH, SH, CN, NH2, NO2, halogen, or an alkyl, heteroalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, aryloxy or heteroaryloxy group, all of which may optionally be substituted; and
R10 is OH, NH2, NHNH2, O—NH2, or a heteroalkyl, heteroaryl, aryloxy, aralkyloxy, heteroaralkyloxy or heteroaryloxy group, all of which may optionally be substituted;
or
R1 is H, an alkyl group or a heteroalkyl group, all of which may optionally be substituted; and
R9 is H, OH, SH, CN, NH2, NO2, halogen, or an alkyl, heteroalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, aryloxy or heteroaryloxy group, all of which may optionally be substituted; and
R10 is a group of formula —X2-L2-A2 or —X2—CH2—CH2—S—S-Py, wherein Py is a 2-pyridyl group or, if Y is a bond, a heteroaryl group;
or
R1 is H, an alkyl group or a heteroalkyl group, all of which may optionally be substituted; and
R9 is a group of formula —X3-L3-A3 or —X3—CH2—CH2—S—S-Py, wherein Py is a 2-pyridyl group; and
R10 is OH, NH2, NHNH2, O—NH2, or a heteroalkyl, heteroaryl, aryloxy, aralkyloxy, heteroaralkyloxy or heteroaryloxy group, all of which may optionally be substituted;
X1 is a bond or —CO—O—, —CO—, —NH— or —NHCO—O—;
X2 is —NH—NH—CO—O—, —NH—NH—CO—S—, —NH—NH—CO—NH—, —NH—CO—, —NH—NH—, —O—, —O—NH—, —S— or —NH—;
X3 is —O—, —S—, —NH—, —O—NH—, —O—CO—NH—, —O—CO—, —NH—CO—, —NH—CO—O—, —NH—CO—NH—, —NHNHCO—O—, —NHNHCO—S— or —NHNHCO—NH—;
L1 is a linear, optionally substituted alkylene group containing from 1 to 20 carbon atoms in the chain or a linear, optionally substituted heteroalkylene group containing from 1 to 50 carbon atoms in the chain and from 1 to 20 oxygen, sulfur and/or nitrogen atoms, wherein this linear alkylene or heteroalkylene group may contain in its chain one or more arylene or heteroarylene group(s);
L2 is a linear, optionally substituted alkylene group containing from 1 to 20 carbon atoms in the chain or a linear, optionally substituted heteroalkylene group containing from 1 to 50 carbon atoms in the chain and from 1 to 20 oxygen, sulfur and/or nitrogen atoms, wherein this linear alkylene or heteroalkylene group may contain in its chain one or more arylene or heteroarylene group(s);
L3 is a linear, optionally substituted alkylene group containing from 1 to 20 carbon atoms in the chain or a linear, optionally substituted heteroalkylene group containing from 1 to 50 carbon atoms in the chain and from 1 to 20 oxygen, sulfur and/or nitrogen atoms, wherein this linear alkylene or heteroalkylene group may contain in its chain one or more arylene or heteroarylene group(s);
A1 is OH, SH, NH2, N3 or NH—C1-6alkyl, a group of formula —NH—CO—CH2—NH—(CO—CH2—NH—)wCO—CH2—NH2, or a C2-C6 alkynyl group or an optionally substituted heteroaryl group or an optionally substituted heterocycloalkyl group or an optionally substituted heteroalkylcycloalkyl group or an optionally substituted heteroaralkyl group or an optionally substituted aryl group or an optionally substituted aralkyl group, wherein w is an integer of from 1 to 5; and
A2 is OH, SH, NH2, N3 or NH—C1-6alkyl, a group of formula —NH—CO—CH2—NH—(CO—CH2—NH—)wCO—CH2—NH2, or a C2-C6 alkynyl group or an optionally substituted heteroaryl group or an optionally substituted heterocycloalkyl group or an optionally substituted heteroalkylcycloalkyl group or an optionally substituted heteroaralkyl group or an optionally substituted aryl group or an optionally substituted aralkyl group, wherein w is an integer of from 1 to 5;
A3 is OH, SH, NH2, N3 or NH—C1-6alkyl, a group of formula —NH—CO—CH2—NH—(CO—CH2—NH—)wCO—CH2—NH2, or a C2-C6 alkynyl group or an optionally substituted heteroaryl group or an optionally substituted heterocycloalkyl group or an optionally substituted heteroalkylcycloalkyl group or an optionally substituted heteroaralkyl group or an optionally substituted aryl group or an optionally substituted aralkyl group, wherein w is an integer of from 1 to 5;
or a pharmacologically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,889,612

STEROL DERIVATIVES AND PREPARATION METHOD AND USES THEREOF

Beijing Peking University...

1. A compound of Formula I, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, ester or ether thereof,
wherein,
R1 is selected from the group consisting of —OH, ?O, H, and C1-C3 alkyl;
R2 is selected from the group consisting of —OH, H, and C1-C3 alkyl;
R3 is selected from the group consisting of —OH, ?O, H, and C1-C3 alkyl; and
R4 is selected from the group consisting of —OH, H, and C1-C3 alkyl.

US Pat. No. 10,889,611

SIALYLTRANSFERASE INHIBITORS AND USES THEREOF

Academia Sinica, Taipei ...

1. A compound having the structure of formula (1)and pharmaceutically acceptable salts and solvates thereof, wherein,n is an integral from 1 to 4;
A, B, and C are independently a 6-membered saturated or unsaturated carbon cyclic ring, in which the saturated or unsaturated carbon cyclic ring is optionally substituted with one or more fluoro or hydroxy;
X1 is O, or N;
R1 is

R3 is selected from the group consisting of methyl, methoxy, RaCOOH, RaNH2, RaNHC(NH2)=NH, RaSRb,
orR3 and the neighboring carbon and nitrogen atoms are taken together to form a 5-membered heterocyclic ring;
Ra and Rb are independently H or C1-6 alkyl;
R2 is COOH, CH(COOH)COOH, or COX2(CH2CH2O)mCH2CH2N3,
X2 is O or N, and m is an integral from 1 to 4; andAr is selected from the group consisting of H,Provided that when R2 is COOH, R1 is not

US Pat. No. 10,889,610

ALPHA-D-GALACTOSIDE INHIBITORS OF GALECTINS

GALECTO BIOTECH AB, Cope...

1. A D-galactopyranose compound of formula (1)
wherein
the pyranose ring is ?-D-galactopyranose,
A is selected from

wherein Het1 is selected from a pyridinyl, optionally substituted with a group selected from H, CN, Br, Cl, I, F, methyl optionally substituted with a F, OCH3 optionally substituted with a F, and SCH3 optionally substituted with a F; or a pyrimidyl, optionally substituted with a group selected from H, CN, Br, Cl, I, F, methyl optionally substituted with a F, OCH3 optionally substituted with a F, and SCH3 optionally substituted with a F;
wherein R1-R5 are independently selected from a group consisting of H, CN, Br, Cl, I, F, methyl optionally substituted with a F, OCH3 optionally substituted with a F, and SCH3 optionally substituted with a F;
X is selected from S, SO, and SO2;
B1 is selected from a) a C1-6 alkyl or branched C3-6 alkyl substituted with a five or six membered heteroaromatic ring, optionally substituted with a substituent selected from CN, a halogen, methyl optionally substituted with a F, OCH3 optionally substituted with a F, OCH2CH3 optionally substituted with a F, OH, and R14—CONH— wherein R14 is selected from C1-3 alkyl and cyclopropyl; or a C1-6 alkyl substituted with a phenyl, optionally substituted with a substituent selected from CN, a halogen, methyl optionally substituted with a F, OCH3 optionally substituted with a F, OCH2CH3 optionally substituted with a F, OH, and R15—CONH— wherein R15 is selected from C1-3 alkyl and cyclopropyl; b) an aryl, optionally substituted with a group selected from a halogen; CN; —COOH; —CONR22R23, wherein R22 and R23 are independently selected from H, C1-3 alkyl, cyclopropyl, and iso-propyl; C1-3 alkyl, optionally substituted with a F; cyclopropyl, optionally substituted with a F; isopropyl, optionally substituted with a F; OC1-3 alkyl, optionally substituted with a F; O-cyclopropyl, optionally substituted with a F; O-isopropyl, optionally substituted with a F; NR28R29, wherein R28 and R29 are independently selected from H, C1-3 alkyl and isopropyl; OH; and R16—CONH— wherein R16 is selected from C1-3 alkyl and cyclopropyl; c) a C5-7 cycloalkyl, optionally substituted with a substituent selected from a halogen, CN, methyl optionally substituted with a F, OCH3 optionally substituted with a F, OCH2CH3 optionally substituted with a F, OH, and R17—CONH— wherein R17 is selected from C1-3 alkyl and cyclopropyl; and d) a heterocycle, optionally substituted with a group selected from a halogen; CN; —COOH; —CONR24R25, wherein R24 and R25 are independently selected from H, C1-3 alkyl, cyclopropyl, and iso-propyl; C1-3 alkyl, optionally substituted with a F; cyclopropyl, optionally substituted with a F; isopropyl, optionally substituted with a F; OC1-3 alkyl, optionally substituted with a F; O-cyclopropyl, optionally substituted with a F; O-isopropyl, optionally substituted with a F; NR30R31, wherein R30 and R31 are independently selected from H, C1-3 alkyl and isopropyl; OH; and R18—CONH— wherein R18 is selected from C1-3 alkyl and cyclopropyl; e) a C1-6 alkyl or branched C3-6 alkyl; or
a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or solvate thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,889,609

MANNITOL-BASED AMPHIPATHIC COMPOUND AND USE THEREOF

INDUSTRY-UNIVERSITY COOPE...

1. A composition for extracting, solubilizing, stabilizing or crystallizing a membrane protein, or analyzing a structure of the membrane protein using an electron microscope, the composition comprising a compound represented by the following Formula 1:
wherein R1 and R2 are each independently an unsubstituted C5-C20 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C5-C20 cycloalkyl group, or a substituted or unsubstituted C5-C20 aryl group; and
X1, X2, X3, and X4 are each independently a glucose or maltose,
whereby the composition is for extracting, solubilizing, stabilizing or crystallizing a membrane protein, or analyzing the structure of the membrane protein using the electron microscope.

US Pat. No. 10,889,608

ESTER OF AMINOGLYCAN AND USES THEREOF

CHENGDU AULI ECOLOGICAL T...

1. An ester of aminoglycan, wherein the ester of aminoglycan comprises at least one of the following structural units:
where X is —OH, —O—CH2—CH2—N—(CH3)3, —O—CH2—CH2—NH2, metal element or non-metal element independently; and Y is —OH,
metal element or non-metal element independently.

US Pat. No. 10,889,607

SIALIC ACID ANALOGS

Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical...

1. A compound selected from the group consisting of:

US Pat. No. 10,889,606

BIFLAVONE-IRON COMPLEX, PREPARATION METHOD AND APPLICATION THEREOF

NANJING FORESTRY UNIVERSI...

1. A biflavone-iron complex, comprising the following structural formula:
wherein, X is NO3? or Cl?.

US Pat. No. 10,889,605

PHENYL-CARBAZOLE BASED TETRADENTATE CYCLOMETALATED PLATINUM COMPLEX AND APPLICATION THEREOF

AAC MICROTECH(CHANGZHOU)C...

1. A tetradentate cyclometalated platinum complex, wherein the tetradentate cyclometalated platinum complex is selected from a compound as shown in formula I:
wherein:
each of V1, V2, V3 and V4 is an atom connected with Pt and independently selected from N atoms or C atoms, and V1, V2, V3 and V4 at least comprise two N atoms;
each of Y1, Y2, Y3, Y4, Y5, Y6, Y7, Y8, Y9, Y10, Y11, Y12 and Y13 is independently selected from N atoms or CH groups;
A represents O, S, CH2, CD2, CRaRb, C?O, SiRaRb, GeH2, GeRaRb, NH, NRc, PH, PRc, RcP?O, AsRc, RcAs?O, S?O, SO2, Se, Se?O, SeO2, BH, BRc, RcBi?O, BiH, or BiRc;
X represents N, B, CH, CD, CRa, SiH, SiD, SiRa, GeH, GeD, GeRd, P, P?O, As, As?O, Bi or Bi?O;
each of R1, R2, R3, R4 and R5 independently represents mono-, di-, tri-, tetra-substitutions or unsubstitutions, and each of R1, R2, R3, R4 and R5 is independently hydrogen, deuterium, aryl, cycloalkyl, cycloalkenyl, heterocyclyl, heteroaryl, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, halogen, hydroxyl, sulfydryl, nitro, cyano, amino, monoalkylamino or dialkylamino, monoarylamino or diarylamino, alkoxy, aryloxy, haloalkyl, ester, nitrile, isonitrile, heteroaryl, alkoxycarbonyl, acylamino, alkoxycarbonylamino, aryloxycarbonylamino, sulfonylamino, sulfamoyl, carbamoyl, alkylthio, sulfinyl, ureido, phosphoramido, imino, sulfo, carboxyl, thiol, substituted silyl, polymeric groups or a combination thereof; and
two or more adjacent R1, R2, R3, R4 and R5 can be optionally connected to form a fused ring.

US Pat. No. 10,889,604

BINUCLEAR AND TRINUCLEAR METAL COMPLEXES COMPOSED OF TWO INTER-LINKED TRIPODAL HEXADENTATE LIGANDS FOR USE IN ELECTROLUMINESCENT DEVICES

Merck Patent GmbH

1. A compound of formula (1) or formula (2):whereinM is on each occurrence, identically or differently, iridium or rhodium;
Q is an aryl or heteroaryl group having 6 to 10 aromatic ring atoms and which is coordinated to each of the two or three M identically or differently in each case via a carbon or nitrogen atom and which is optionally substituted by one or more radicals R; and wherein the coordinating atoms in Q are not bonded in the ortho position to one another;
D is on each occurrence, identically or differently, C or N;
X is on each occurrence, identically or differently, CR or N;
p is 0 or 1;
V is on each occurrence, identically or differently, a group of formulae (3) or (4):
wherein one of the dashed bonds is the bond to the corresponding 6-membered aryl or heteroaryl ring group of formula (1) or (2) and the two other dashed bonds are each the bonds to part-ligands L;L is on each occurrence, identically or differently, a bidentate, monoanionic part-ligand;
X1 is on each occurrence, identically or differently, CR or N;
A1 is on each occurrence, identically or differently, C(R)2 or O;
A2 is on each occurrence, identically or differently, CR, P(?O), B, or SiR, with the proviso that, when A2 is P(?O), B, or SiR, A1 is O and the A bonded to this A2 is not —C(?O)—NR?— or —C(?O)—O—;
A is on each occurrence, identically or differently, —CR?CR—, —C(?O)—NR?—, —C(?O)—O—, —CR2—CR2—, —CR2—O—, or a group of formula (5):
wherein the dashed bond is the position of the bond from a bidentate part-ligand L or from the corresponding 6-membered aryl or heteroaryl ring group of formula (1) or (2) to this structure and * is the position of the linking of the unit of formula (5) to the central cyclic group of formulae (3) or (4);X2 is on each occurrence, identically or differently, CR or N or two adjacent groups X2 together are NR, O, or S, so as to define a five-membered ring, and the remaining X2 are, identically or differently on each occurrence, CR or N; or two adjacent groups X2 together are CR or N if one of the groups X3 in the ring are N, so as to define a five-membered ring; with the proviso that a maximum of two adjacent groups X2 are N;
X3 is on each occurrence C, or one group X3 is N and the other group X3 in the same ring is C; with the proviso that two adjacent groups X2 together are CR or N if one of the groups X3 in the ring is N;
R is on each occurrence, identically or differently, H, D, F, Cl, Br, I, N(R1)2, CN, NO2, OR1, SR1, COOH, C(?O)N(R1)2, Si(R1)3, B(OR1)2, C(?O)R1, P(?O)(R1)2, S(?O)R1, S(?O)2R1, OSO2R1, COO(cation), SO3(cation), OSO3(cation), OPO3(cation)2, O(cation), N(R1)3(anion), P(R1)3(anion), a straight-chain alkyl group having 1 to 20 C atoms or an alkenyl or alkynyl group having 2 to 20 C atoms or a branched or cyclic alkyl group having 3 to 20 C atoms, wherein the alkyl, alkenyl, or alkynyl group is in each case optionally substituted by one or more radicals R1, wherein one or more non-adjacent CH2 groups are optionally replaced by Si(R1)2, C?O, NR1, O, S, or CONR1, or an aromatic or heteroaromatic ring system having 5 to 40 aromatic ring atoms, which in each case is optionally substituted by one or more radicals R1; and wherein two radicals R also optionally define a ring system with one another;
R? is on each occurrence, identically or differently, H, D, a straight-chain alkyl group having 1 to 20 C atoms or a branched or cyclic alkyl group having 3 to 20 C atoms, wherein the alkyl group is in each case optionally substituted by one or more radicals R1 and wherein one or more non-adjacent CH2 groups are optionally replaced by Si(R1)2, or an aromatic or heteroaromatic ring system having 5 to 40 aromatic ring atoms, which is in each case optionally substituted by one or more radicals R1;
R1 is on each occurrence, identically or differently, H, D, F, Cl, Br, I, N(R2)2, CN, NO2, OR2, SR2, Si(R2)3, B(OR2)2, C(?O)R2, P(?O)(R2)2, S(?O)R2, S(?O)2R2, OSO2R2, COO(cation), SO3(cation), OSO3(cation), OPO3(cation)2, O(cation), N(R2)3(anion), P(R2)3(anion), a straight-chain alkyl group having 1 to 20 C atoms or an alkenyl or alkynyl group having 2 to 20 C atoms or a branched or cyclic alkyl group having 3 to 20 C atoms, wherein the alkyl, alkenyl, or alkynyl group is in each case optionally substituted by one or more radicals R2, wherein one or more non-adjacent CH2 groups are optionally replaced by Si(R2)2, C?O, NR2, O, S, or CONR2, or an aromatic or heteroaromatic ring system having 5 to 40 aromatic ring atoms, which is in each case optionally substituted by one or more radicals R2; and wherein two or more radicals R1 also optionally define a ring system with one another;
R2 is on each occurrence, identically or differently, H, D, F, or an aliphatic, aromatic, or heteroaromatic organic radical having 1 to 20 C atoms, wherein one or more H atoms are optionally replaced by F;
cation is selected on each occurrence, identically or differently, from the group consisting of proton, deuteron, alkali metal ions, alkaline-earth metal ions, ammonium, tetraalkylammonium, and tetraalkylphosphonium; and
anion is selected on each occurrence, identically or differently, from the group consisting of halides, carboxylates R2—COO?, cyanide, cyanate, isocyanate, thiocyanate, thioisocyanate, hydroxide, BF4?, PF6?, B(C6F5)4?, carbonate, and sulfonates.

US Pat. No. 10,889,603

VERSATILE PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION OF ACYLPHOSPHINES

THE UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL...

1. Compounds of formula (Ia)[LAF][P(COR2)2]q  (Ia)
wherein:
LAF represents a q-valent Lewis Acid Fragment (LAF) that is a cationic structural unit obtainable by removing q anionic substituents from a Lewis acid,
q is an integer of 1 to 5, and
R2 is aryl or heterocyclyl alkyl or alkenyl
whereby the aforementioned alkyl and alkenyl substituent R2 is
either not, once, twice or more than twice interrupted by non-successive functional groups selected from the group consisting of:
—O—, —NR4—, —CO—, —OCO—, —O(CO)O—, NR4(CO)—, —NR4(CO)O—, O(CO)NR4—, —NR4(CO)NR4—,
and
either not, additionally or alternatively either once, twice or more than twice interrupted by bivalent residues selected from the group consisting of heterocyclo-diyl, and aryldiyl,
and
either not, additionally or alternatively either once, twice or more than twice substituted by substituents selected from the group consisting of:
oxo, halogen, cyano, C6-C14-aryl; heterocyclyl, C1-C8-alkoxy, C1-C8-alkylthio, —SO2N(R4)2, —NR4SO2R5, —N(R4)2—, —CO2N(R4)2, —COR4—, OCOR5, —O(CO)OR5, NR4(CO)R4, —NR4(CO)OR4, O(CO)N(R4)2, —NR4(CO)N(R4)2,
whereby in all formulae where used
R4 is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C8-alkyl, C6-C14-aryl, and heterocyclyl, or N(R4)2 as a whole is a N-containing heterocycle, and
R5 is independently selected from the group consisting of C1-C8-alkyl, C6-C14-aryl, and heterocyclyl, or N(R5)2 as a whole is a N-containing heterocycle,
with the exception of
diphenylboryldipivaloylphosphide and
1-oxa-3-oxonia-5?3-phospha-2-borata-4,6-dimethylcyclohexadiene and 1-oxa-3-oxonia-5?3-phospha-2-borata-4,6-diphenylcyclohexadiene:
with R=methyl or phenyl.

US Pat. No. 10,889,602

ORGANIC COMPOUND, AND ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DIODE AND ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

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

1. An organic light emitting diode, comprising:a first electrode;
a second electrode facing the first electrode; and
an organic emitting layer between the first electrode and the second electrode, the organic emitting layer including the organic compound of Formula 1:

wherein each of R1 to R3 is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, deuterium, tritium, substituted C1 to C20 alkyl group, non-substituted C1 to C20 alkyl group, substituted C1 to C20 alkoxy group, non-substituted C1 to C20 alkoxy group, substituted C3 to C30 cycloalkyl group, non-substituted C3 to C30 cycloalkyl group, substituted C3 to C30 hetero-cycloalkyl group, non-substituted C3 to C30 hetero-cycloalkyl group, substituted C5 to C30 aryl group, non-substituted C5 to C30 aryl group, substituted C4 to C30 heteroaryl group, and non-substituted C4 to C30 heteroaryl group,
wherein each of “a” and “b” is an integer of 0 to 2,
wherein at least one of “a” and “b” is a positive integer, and “m” is an integer of 1 to 4,
wherein each of X and Y is independently carbon or silicon,
wherein each of CA and CB is carbon,
wherein each of CA and CB has a substituent selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, deuterium, tritium, substituted C1 to C20 alkyl group, non-substituted C1 to C20 alkyl group, substituted C1 to C20 alkoxy group, and non-substituted C1 to C20 alkoxy group,
wherein each of the substituted C1 to C20 alky group, the non-substituted C1 to C20 alkyl group, the substituted C1 to C20 alkoxy group, and the non-substituted C1 to C20 alkoxy group is directly bonded or indirectly bonded via oxygen (O), sulfur (S) or selenium (Se),
wherein the organic compound is suitable for use as a dopant, and the organic emitting layer further includes a host,
wherein the organic compound exhibits a difference between a highest occupied molecular orbital (HOMO) of the host and a HOMO of the dopant that is less than or equal to 0.5 eV, or
wherein the organic compound exhibits a difference between a lowest unoccupied molecular orbital (LUMO) of the host and a LUMO of the dopant that is less than or equal to 0.5 eV.

US Pat. No. 10,889,601

SEPARATIONS USING BORON CONTAINING HYDROCARBON SPONGES

University of Iowa Resear...

1. A compound of formula (I):or a salt thereof, wherein:R1 is aryl or heteroaryl that is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of nitro, carboxy, halo, cyano, (C1-C6)alkyl, (C3-C6)cycloalkyl, (C1-C6)alkoxy, (C2-C6)alkenyl, (C2-C6)alkynyl, (C1-C6)alkanoyl, (C1-C6)alkoxycarbonyl, (C1-C6)alkylthio, (C2-C6)alkanoyloxy, —OH and —C(?O)(C1-C6 alkyl), wherein any (C1-C6)alkyl, (C3-C6)cycloalkyl, (C1-C6)alkoxy, (C2-C6)alkenyl, (C2-C6)alkynyl, (C1-C6)alkanoyl, (C1-C6)alkoxycarbonyl, (C1-C6)alkylthio and (C2-C6)alkanoyloxy is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, carboxy, —OH and cyano; and
R2 is aryl or heteroaryl that is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of nitro, carboxy, halo, cyano, (C1-C6)alkyl, (C3-C6)cycloalkyl, (C1-C6)alkoxy, (C2-C6)alkenyl, (C2-C6)alkynyl, (C1-C6)alkanoyl, (C1-C6)alkoxycarbonyl, (C1-C6)alkylthio, (C2-C6)alkanoyloxy, —OH and —C(?O)(C1-C6 alkyl), wherein any (C1-C6)alkyl, (C3-C6)cycloalkyl, (C1-C6)alkoxy, (C2-C6)alkenyl, (C2-C6)alkynyl, (C1-C6)alkanoyl, (C1-C6)alkoxycarbonyl, (C1-C6)alkylthio and (C2-C6)alkanoyloxy is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, carboxy, —OH and cyano.

US Pat. No. 10,889,600

BORON-CONTAINING COMPOUNDS

VENATORX PHARMACEUTICALS,...

1. A continuous flow process for making a compound of Formula (III):
wherein
P1 is a hydroxyl protecting group; and
P2 is a carboxyl protecting group;
the process comprising:
(a) providing a first continuous flow of a compound of Formula (II) and dichloromethane:

(b) providing a second continuous flow of a base selected from lithium diisopropylamide and 2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidinylmagnesium chloride:lithium chloride;
(c) mixing the first continuous flow and the second continuous flow in a mixing chamber to yield a third continuous flow comprising a first reactive intermediate;
(d) collecting the first reactive intermediate into a collection vessel at the output of the third continuous flow;
(e) treating the first reactive intermediate with a Lewis acid; and
(f) warming the collection vessel to provide the compound of Formula (III).

US Pat. No. 10,889,599

1,1-DIBORYLALKYL-1-METAL COMPOUNDS, PREPARATION METHOD THEREOF, AND THEIR APPLICATIONS TOWARD SYNTHESIS OF 1,1-DIBORONATE ESTER COMPOUNDS

POSTECH ACADEMY-INDUSTRY ...

1. A compound represented by Chemical Formula 1:
wherein, in Chemical Formula 1,
R1 and R2 are independently *—B(R41)(R42), wherein R41 and R42 are independently hydrogen, a hydroxy, a C1-C30 alkyl, or a C1-C30 alkoxy, or are linked with each other to form a ring;
R3 is hydrogen, a C1-C30 alkyl, a C1-C30 alkoxy, a C2-C30 alkenyl, a C2-C30 alkynyl, a C3-C30 cycloalkyl, a C3-C30 heterocycloalkyl, a C6-C30 aryl, or a C2-C30 heteroaryl;
M is a zinc group metal;
X1 is a halogen;
the alkyl, the alkoxy, and the ring formed by linking with each other of R41 and R42 and the alkyl, the alkoxy, the alkenyl, the alkynyl, the cycloalkyl, the heterocycloalkyl, the aryl, and the heteroaryl of R3 may independently be further substituted with at least one substituent selected from a halogen, a hydroxy, a cyano, a C1-C30 alkyl, a C1-C30 haloalkyl, a C1-C30 alkoxy, a C1-C30 aminoalkyl, a C3-C30 cycloalkyl, a C3-C30 heterocycloalkyl, a C6-C30 aryl, and a C2-C30 heteroaryl; and
the heterocycloalkyl and the heteroaryl of R3 independently comprise at least one heteroatom selected from B, N, O, S, Se, —P(?O)—, —C(?O)—, Si, and P.

US Pat. No. 10,889,598

METHOD TO MAKE SCALABLE ULTRATHIN HEXAGONALLY FACETED METAL-ORGANIC FRAMEWORK (MOF) AND METHOD OF USING SAME FOR DETECTING EXPLOSIVES AND OTHER NITRO-AROMATIC COMPOUNDS

Wisconsin Alumni Research...

1. A method to make metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), the method comprising mixing a first aqueous solution comprising a transition metal salt with a second aqueous solution comprising imidazole or alkyl-substituted imidazole for a time and at a temperature to yield a product solution containing MOF crystals;wherein the first aqueous solution comprises from about 0.01 M to about 0.5 M of the transition metal salt and the second aqueous solution comprises about 1 mM to about 100 mM of the imidazole or alkyl-substituted imidazole.

US Pat. No. 10,889,597

DESULFURIZER, HYDROGEN GENERATION DEVICE, AND FUEL CELL SYSTEM

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A desulfurizer for removing a sulfur compound contained in a fluid, comprising:a desulfurization agent for removing the sulfur compound from the fluid; and
a housing which contains the desulfurization agent and the inside of which the fluid flows through,
wherein
the desulfurization agent includes a metal organic framework;
the metal organic framework has copper ions and organic ligands; and
the organic ligands include 1,3,5-benzenetricarboxylic acid and 1,3-benzenedicarboxylic acid.

US Pat. No. 10,889,596

BETA-AMINO PATEAMINE A DERIVATIVES AND METHODS FOR TREATING CHRONIC LYMPHOCYTIC LEUKEMIA

1. A compound having formula (I):
or a stereoisomer, a racemate, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,
wherein
X is selected from O, NH, and S; and
Y is selected from R, OR1, SR3, and N(R1)R2,
wherein R is selected from C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 haloalkyl, C6-C10 aryl, and C3-C12 alkyl groups in which one or more carbons are replaced with O or N atoms, and
wherein R1 and R2 are independently selected from hydrogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 haloalkyl, C6-C10 aryl, and C3-C12 alkyl groups in which one or more carbons are replaced with O or N atoms.

US Pat. No. 10,889,595

[1,3]THIAZIN-2-AMINE COMPOUND, APPLICATION, AND PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION

TETRANOV PHARMACEUTICAL C...

1. Compound of formula (I), or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, or stereoisomer thereof:
in formula (I), A is C6-14 aryl, or C6-14 aryl substituted by 1˜4 substituents, or 5˜6 membered heteroaryl, or 5˜6 membered heteroaryl substituted by 1˜4 substituents, or 9˜10 membered benzo-fused heteroaryl, or 9˜10 membered benzo-fused heteroaryl substituted by 1˜4 substituents; said substituents are optionally selected from Group 1;
L is a single bond, oxygen atom, sulfur atom, —NR5—, —NR5CO—, —NR5COR6—, —NR5CONR5—, —NR5COO—, —NR5SO2—, —NR5SO—, or C1-6 alkylene, or C1-6 alkylene substituted by 1˜3 substituents, or C2-6 alkenylene, or C2-6 alkenylene substituted by 1˜3 substituents, or C2-6 alkynylene, or C2-6 alkynylene substituted by 1˜3 substituents; wherein, R5 is hydrogen atom, or C1-6 alkyl, or C1-6 alkyl substituted by 1˜3 substituents; R1-6 is C1-6 alkyl, or C1-6 alkyl substituted by 1˜3 substituents; said substituents are optionally selected from Group 1;
B is C1-6 alkyl, or C1-6 alkyl substituted by 1˜3 substituents, or C3-8 cycloalkyl, or C3-8 cycloalkyl substituted by 1˜3 substituents, or C6-14 aryl, or C6-14 aryl substituted by 1˜4 substituents, or 5˜10 membered heteroaryl, or 5˜10 membered heteroaryl substituted by 1˜4 substituents; said substituents are optionally selected from Group 1;
R1, R2, and R4 are independently from each other hydrogen atom, halogen atom, hydroxyl, amino, alkylamino, or C1-6 alkyl, or C1-6 alkyl substituted by 1˜3 substituents, or C1-6 alkoxyl, or C1-6 alkoxyl substituted by 1˜3 substituents, or 3˜10 membered carbocyclic group, or 3˜10 membered carbocyclic group substituted by 1˜3 substituents, or C6-14 aryl, or C6-14 aryl substituted by 1˜4 substituents, or 5˜10 membered heteroaryl, or 5˜10 membered heteroaryl substituted by 1˜4 substituents; said substituents are optionally selected from Group 1;
R3 is hydrogen atom, halogen atom, hydroxyl, amino, alkylamino, or C1-6 alkyl, or C1-6 alkyl substituted by 1˜3 substituents, or C1-6 alkoxyl, or C1-6 alkoxyl substituted by 1˜3 substituents, or 3˜10 membered carbocyclic group, or 3˜10 membered carbocyclic group substituted by 1˜3 substituents, or C1-4 aryl, or C1-4 aryl substituted by 1˜4 substituents, or 5˜10 membered heteroaryl, or 5˜10 membered heteroaryl substituted by 1˜4 substituents; said substituents are optionally selected from Group 1;
Z is O, S, sulfoxide, sulfone, or —NR7—, wherein R7 is hydrogen atom, or C1-6 alkyl, or C1-6 alkyl substituted by 1˜3 substituents, or C6-14 aryl, or C6-14 aryl substituted by 1˜4 substituents, or 5˜10 membered heteroaryl, or 5˜10 membered heteroaryl substituted by 1˜4 substituents; said substituents are optionally selected from Group 1;
Group 1 is hydrogen atom, halogen atom, hydroxyl, amino, cyano, amido, sulfonamido, difluoromethyl, trifluoromethyl, trifluoromethoxyl, C1-6 alkylthio, C1-6 alkoxyl, C6-14 aryl, C6-14 aryloxy, C6-14 aryloxycarbonyl, C6-14 arylcarbonyl, C3-8 cycloalkyloxycarbonyl, C3-8 cycloalkyl, C3-8 cycloalkylthio, C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 alkylamino, C1-6 alkylcarbonyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, 5˜10 membered heteroaryl, or 5˜10 membered heteroarylcarbonyl;
X is F, Cl, Br, or I or C1-4 alkyl, or C1-4 alkyl substituted by 1˜4 substituents; said substituents are optionally selected from Group 1;
the structure of formula (I) contains L and B, or does not contain L and B.

US Pat. No. 10,889,593

COMPOUNDS TARGETING PROTEINS, COMPOSITIONS, METHODS, AND USES THEREOF

BioTheryX, Inc., Chappaq...

1. A method of treating cancer associated with a cytokine, aiolos, ikaros, helios, CKla, or GSPT1, comprising administering a compound of Formula (IIa) or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof to a subject in need thereof,
wherein:
R1 and R2 are each independently H, deuterium, hydroxyl, halogen, cyano, nitro, optionally substituted amino, optionally substituted C1-C6 alkoxy, optionally substituted C1-C6 alkyl, optionally substituted C2-C6 alkenyl, optionally substituted C2-C6 alkynyl, optionally substituted C3-C8 cycloalkyl, optionally substituted C6-C10 aryl, optionally substituted 3 to 10-membered heterocyclyl, or optionally substituted 5 to 10-membered heteroaryl; or
one of R1 and R2 is H, deuterium, hydroxyl, halogen, cyano, nitro, optionally substituted amino, optionally substituted C1-C6 alkoxy, optionally substituted C1-C6 alkyl, optionally substituted C2-C6 alkenyl, optionally substituted C2-C6 alkynyl, optionally substituted C3-C8 cycloalkyl, optionally substituted C6-C10 aryl, optionally substituted 3 to 10-membered
heterocyclyl, optionally substituted 5 to 10-membered heteroaryl, or L-Y; andthe other of R1 and R2 is optionally substituted C3-C8 cycloalkyl, optionally substituted C6-C10 aryl, optionally substituted 3 to 10-membered heterocyclyl, optionally substituted 5 to 10-membered heteroaryl, or L-Y;


provided that when one of R1 and R2 is then the other R1 and R2 is not L-Y;
R5 is H, deuterium, or optionally substituted C1-C6 alkyl;
n is 2 or 3;
each of Qa and Qb is independently C?O, C=S, or CH2;
X is CH2 or C(?O);
X1 is H, deuterium, halogen, or optionally substituted C1-C6 alkyl;
m is 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5;
X2 is (CH2)a, C?O, NH, or N—(optionally substituted C1-C6 alkyl);
X3 is 0, NI-2 or S;
a is 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, or 10;
R8 is optionally substituted C3-C10 cycloalkyl, optionally substituted C6-C10 aryl, optionally substituted 5 to 10-membered heteroaryl, optionally substituted 3 to 10-membered heterocyclyl, optionally substituted C3-C10 cycloalkyl(C1-C6 alkyl), optionally substituted C6-C10 aryl(C1-C6 alkyl), optionally substituted 5 to 10 membered heteroaryl(C1-C6 alkyl), or optionally substituted 3 to 10 membered heterocyclyl(C1-C6 alkyl);

L is each Z1 and Z2 arc each is —CH2-;
each R6 is absent or independently absent or C1-C6 alkyl; and
each Y is independently selected from a group consisting of
wherein * represents the point of attachment to L.

US Pat. No. 10,889,592

THIENOPYRAZINE CARBOXAMIDES AS UBIQUITIN-SPECIFIC PROTEASE INHIBITORS

VALO EARLY DISCOVERY, INC...

1. A compound of Formula (I):
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, stereoisomer, or tautomer thereof,
wherein:
X is N or CR6;
R1 is H, (C1-C6) alkyl, (C1-C6) alkoxy, (C1-C6) haloalkyl, (C1-C6) haloalkoxy, (C1-C6) hydroxyalkyl, halogen, (C3-C8) cycloalkyl, —CN, or —NR8R9;
R2 is H, (C1-C6) alkyl, (C1-C6) alkoxy, (C1-C6) haloalkyl, (C1-C6) haloalkoxy, (C1-C6) hydroxyalkyl, halogen, (C3-C8) cycloalkyl, or —NR10R11;
or R1 and R2 together form a (C4-C8) cycloalkyl optionally substituted with one or more R12;
R3 is H, (C1-C6) alkyl, or (C1-C6) haloalkyl;
R4 is H, (C1-C6) alkyl, halogen, or (C1-C6) haloalkyl;
R4? is H, (C1-C6) alkyl, halogen, or (C1-C6) haloalkyl;
R5 is —(C0-C3) alkylene-C(O)OH, —(C0-C3) alkylene-(3-9 member heterocyclyl), —O-(3-9 member heterocyclyl), —(C0-C3) alkylene-aryl, —(C0-C3) alkylene-(5-24 member heteroaryl) or —N(R7)-(C0-C3) alkylene-(3-9 member heterocyclyl), wherein the heterocyclyl, aryl and heteroaryl are optionally substituted with one or more R13;
each R6 is independently at each occurrence H, (C1-C6) alkyl, (C1-C6) alkoxy, (C1-C6) haloalkyl, (C1-C6) haloalkoxy, halogen, —OH, —CN, (C3-C8) cycloalkyl, 3-9 member heterocyclyl, aryl, or 5-24 member heteroaryl, wherein the alkyl is optionally substituted with one or more (C1-C6) alkoxy or —OH, and wherein the cycloalkyl, 3-9 member heterocyclyl, aryl, and heteroaryl are optionally substituted with one or more R14; or
R5 and R6 together when on adjacent atoms form a (C4-C8) cycloalkyl ring optionally substituted with one or more R15; or R5 and R6 together when on adjacent atoms form a heterocyclyl ring optionally substituted with one or more R15; R5 and R6 together when on adjacent atoms form an aryl ring optionally substituted with one or more R15; or R5 and R6 together when on adjacent atoms form a heteroaryl ring optionally substituted with one or more R15; or
two R6 together when on adjacent atoms form a (C4-C8) cycloalkyl ring; or two R6 together when on adjacent atoms form a heterocyclyl ring; two R6 together when on adjacent atoms form an aryl ring; or two R6 together when on adjacent atoms form a heteroaryl ring;
R7 is H or (C1-C6) alkyl;
each R8, R9, R10, and R11 is independently H, (C1-C6) alkyl, or —C(O)(C1-C6) alkyl;
each R12 is independently at each occurrence (C1-C6) alkyl, (C1-C6) alkoxy, (C1-C6) haloalkyl, (C1-C6) haloalkoxy, halogen, or —OH;
each R13 is independently at each occurrence (C1-C6) alkyl, (C1-C6) alkoxy, (C1-C6) haloalkyl, (C1-C6) haloalkoxy, (C1-C6) hydroxyalkyl, halogen, (C3-C8) cycloalkyl, —C(O)NR18R19, —S(O)2(C1-C6) alkyl, —OH, or —NR16R17, wherein the alkyl is optionally substituted with one or more substituents independently selected from (C1-C6) alkoxy, OH, and 3-9 member heterocyclyl; or
two R13 together when attached to the same carbon can form —C?(O) when R5 is —(C0-C3) alkylene-(3-9 member heterocyclyl), —O-(3-9 member heterocyclyl), or —N(R7)-(C0-C3) alkylene-(3-9 member heterocyclyl); or two R13 together when attached to the same atom form a (C3-C8) spirocycloalkyl optionally substituted with one or more R20 when R5 is —(C0-C3) alkylene-(3-9 member heterocyclyl), —O-(3-9 member heterocyclyl), or —N(R7)-(C0-C3) alkylene-(3-9 member heterocyclyl); or two R13 together when attached to the same atom form a (C3-C8) spiroheterocyclyl optionally substituted with one or more R20 when R5 is —(C0-C3) alkylene-(3-9 member heterocyclyl), —O-(3-9 member heterocyclyl), or —N(R7)-(C0-C3) alkylene-(3-9 member heterocyclyl); or two R13 together when on adjacent atoms form a heterocyclyl ring optionally substituted with one or more R20; or two R13 together when on adjacent atoms form a heteroaryl ring optionally substituted with one or more R20; or two R13 together with the atoms to which they are attached can form a bridged heterocyclyl ring optionally substituted with one or more R20 when R5 is —(C0-C3) alkylene-(3-9 member heterocyclyl), —O-(3-9 member heterocyclyl), or —N(R7)—(C0—C3) alkylene-(3-9 member heterocyclyl);
each R14 is independently at each occurrence (C1-C6) alkyl, (C1-C6) alkoxy, (C1-C6) haloalkyl, (C1-C6) haloalkoxy, halogen, cycloalkyl, 3-9 member heterocyclyl, or —C(O)-(3-9 member heterocyclyl), wherein the alkyl is optionally substituted with one or more substituents independently selected from (C1-C6) alkoxy and —OH;
each R15 is independently at each occurrence (C1-C6) alkyl, (C1-C6) alkoxy, (C1-C6) haloalkyl, (C1-C6) haloalkoxy, halogen, —OH, —CN, —C(O)OH, or —C(O)O(C1-C6) alkyl;
each R16 and R17 is independently H, (C1-C6) alkyl, (C3-C8) cycloalkyl, —CH2C(O)NH2, —S(O)2(C1-C6) alkyl, —S(O)2(C6-C10) aryl or —C(O)(C1-C6) alkyl;
each R18 and R19 is independently H or (C1-C6) alkyl;
each R20 is independently at each occurrence (C1-C6) alkyl, (C1-C6) alkoxy, (C1-C6) haloalkyl, (C1-C6) haloalkoxy, or halogen; or
two R20 together when attached to the same carbon form —C?(O); and
n is 0, 1, 2, or 3.

US Pat. No. 10,889,591

PDE9 INHIBITOR AND USE THEREOF

Nanjing TransThera Biosci...

1. A compound represented by formula (II), or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or a stereoisomer thereof,wherein,X2 is N;
X3 is CR3c, wherein R3c is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, amino, cyano, halogen, carboxyl, C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 alkoxy, C1-4 alkylamino, (C1-4 alkyl)2 amino, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C1-4 alkylcarbonyl, C1-4 alkylaminocarbonyl,(C1-6 alkyl)2 aminocarbonyl, C1-4 alkylsulfonyl, C1-4 alkylthio, aminocarbonyl, cyclopropyl, azetidinyl, morpholinyl and piperazinyl, wherein C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 alkoxy, C1-4 alkylamino, (C1-4 alkyl)2 amino, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C1-4 alkylcarbonyl, C1-4 alkylaminocarbonyl, (C1-6 alkyl)2 aminocarbonyl, C1-4 alkylsulfonyl, C1-4 alkylthio, aminocarbonyl, cyclopropyl, azetidinyl, morpholinyl and piperazinyl are unsubstituted or optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of hydroxy, amino, cyano, halogen, C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 alkoxy, C1-4 alkylamino, (C1-4 alkyl)2 amino, cyclopropyl, C1-4 alkylcarbonyloxy, and unsubstituted or C1-4 alkyl-substituted 4-6 membered heterocyclyl;X4 is CR3d, wherein R3d is hydrogen;
R3 is hydrogen;
L is a bond;
ring A is 4-12 membered heterocyclyl, wherein 4-12 membered heterocyclyl has one or two hetero atoms selected from the group consisting of O, S, and N, and contains at least one N, ring A is connected to L through N atom, and S atom can be optionally oxidized to S(O)2;
each R1 is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, hydroxy, cyano, halogen, C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 alkoxy, pyrazolyl, thiazolyl and triazolyl, wherein C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 alkoxy, pyrazolyl, thiazolyl and triazolyl are unsubstituted or substituted with hydroxy;
m is 0, 1 or 2;
R2 is hydrogen or C1-6 alkyl.

US Pat. No. 10,889,590

DERIVATIVES OF UNCIALAMYCIN, METHODS OF SYNTHESIS AND THEIR USE AS ANTITUMOR AGENTS

William Marsh Rice Univer...

1. A compound of the formula:
wherein:
Y1 is —(CH2)mNR1R2;
wherein:
m is 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6; and
R1 and R2 are each independently selected from hydrogen, hydroxy, alkyl(C1-12), substituted alkyl(C1-12), alkenyl(C2-12), substituted alkenyl(C2-12), alkynyl(C2-12), substituted alkynyl(C2-12), aryl(C6-12), substituted aryl(C6-12), aralkyl(C7-12), substituted aralkyl(C7-12), heteroaryl(C1-12), substituted heteroaryl(C1-12), heterocycloalkyl(C2-12), substituted heterocycloalkyl(C2-12), acyl(C1-12), substituted acyl(C1-12), acyloxy(C1-12), substituted acyloxy(C1-12), alkylamino(C1-12), substituted alkylamino(C1-12); a monovalent amine protecting group; or
R1 and R2 are taken together and are divalent amine protecting group, alkanediyl(C1-12), alkylaminodiyl(C1-8); alkoxydiyl(C1-8); or a substituted version of either of these groups; or
Z1 is absent or hydrogen;
Z2 is hydrogen;
o is 1, 2, or 3;
R3 is hydrogen, hydroxy, halo, amino, cyano, nitro, phosphate, or mercapto, or alkyl(C1-12), alkenyl(C2-12), alkynyl(C2-12), aryl(C6-12), aralkyl(C7-12), heterocycloalkyl(C2-12), acyl(C1-12), alkoxy(C1-12), acyloxy(C1-12), alkylamino(C1-12), dialkylamino(C2-12), amido(C1-12), or a substituted version of any of these groups;
R4 is hydrogen, alkyl(C1-12), a monovalent amine protecting group, or substituted alkyl(C1-12);
R5, R6, and R7 are each independently hydrogen, hydroxy, amino, mercapto, —OX1, —NX2X3, or —SX4; or
alkyl(C1-12), alkoxy(C1-12), acyloxy(C1-12), alkylamino(C1-12), dialkylamino(C2-12), alkylthio(C1-12), amido(C1-12), or a substituted version of any of these groups;
wherein:
X1 is a hydroxy protecting group;
X2 and X3 are independently selected from hydrogen, a monovalent amine protecting group, or when X2 and X3 are taken together form a divalent amine protecting group; and
X4 is a thiol protecting group;
R8 is hydroxy, amino, or mercapto; or
alkoxy(C1-12), acyloxy(C1-12), alkylamino(C1-12), dialkylamino(C2-12), alkylthio(C1-12), amido(C1-12), or a substituted version of any of these groups; or
a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,889,589

BICYCLIC UREA, THIOUREA, GUANIDINE AND CYANOGUANIDINE COMPOUNDS USEFUL FOR THE TREATMENT OF PAIN

Array BioPharma Inc., Bo...

1. A compound of Formula I:
or stereoisomers, tautomers, or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, wherein:
X is O;
Ring A is formula A-1

Y is H, halogen, or (1-3C alkoxy)(1-6C)alkyl;
Ra, Rb and Rc are H, halogen, (1-3C)alkoxy;
B is NR1, a bond CRdRe;
D is NR1 a bond or CRfRg;
E is NR1, a bond or CRhRi,
F is CRjRk;
provided that the ring formed by B, D, E, and F together with the atoms to which they are attached contains at least five atoms;
R1 is (1-6C)alkyl [optionally substituted with one to five fluoros], (1-6C)cycloalkyl [optionally substituted with one to five fluoros], (1-3C alkoxy)(2-6C)alkyl [optionally substituted with one to five fluoros], (1-6C)alkylC(?O)— or (1-6C alkoxy)C?O—;
Rd, Re, Rf, Rg, Rh, Ri, Rj and Rk are independently H, OH, (1-6C)alkyl [optionally substituted with one to five fluoros](1-3C alkoxy)(2-6C)alkyl [optionally substituted with one to five fluoros], (1-6C)alkoxy [optionally substituted with one to five fluoros], or (1-3C alkoxy)(2-6C)alkoxy [optionally substituted with one to five fluoros],
or one of a pair of Rd and Re, or Rf and Rg, or Rh and Ri, or Rj and Rk, together with the carbon atom to which they are attached form a (3-6C)cycloalkyl ring,
and wherein only one of Rd and Re can be OH and neither is OH if B is connected to a heteroatom, and only one of Rh and Ri can be OH and neither is OH if E is connected to a heteroatom;
Ring C is formula C-1

R3 is Ar2;
Ar2 is phenyl;
R4 is (1-6C)alkyl, hetCyc2(1-6C)alkoxy, hetAr4, aminocarbonyl, or hetAr5;
hetCyc2 is a 4-6 membered heterocyclic ring having 1-2 ring heteroatoms independently selected from N and O and optionally substituted with (1-6C)alkyl;
hetAr4 is a 5-6 membered heteroaryl ring having 1-3 ring heteroatoms independently selected from N and O and optionally substituted with one or more substituents independently selected from (1-6C)alkyl and (1-6C)alkoxy;
hetAr5 is:

where Rz is (1-3C)alkyl (optionally substituted with 1-3 fluoros), wherein said hetAr5 group is optionally further substituted with o (1-3C)alkyl;
and
R5 is (1-6C)alkyl.

US Pat. No. 10,889,588

BICYCLIC COMPOUNDS AS DUAL ATX/CA INHIBITORS

Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., ...

1. A method, wherein the method is for the treatment of an ocular condition in a mammal, the method comprising administering to the mammal a compound, wherein the compound is of formula (I):
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein:
R1 is substituted phenyl, substituted phenyl-C1-6-alkyl, substituted phenoxy-C1-6-alkyl, substituted phenyl-C2-6-alkenyl, substituted phenyl-C2-6-alkynyl, substituted pyridinyl, substituted pyridinyl-C1-6-alkyl, substituted pyridinyl-C2-6-alkenyl, substituted pyridinyl-C2-6-alkynyl, substituted thiophenyl, substituted thiophenyl-C1-6-alkyl, substituted thiophenyl-C2-6-alkenyl or substituted thiophenyl-C2-6-alkynyl, wherein substituted phenyl, substituted phenyl-C1-6-alkyl, substituted phenoxy-C1-6-alkyl, substituted phenyl-C2-6-alkenyl, substituted phenyl-C2-6-alkynyl, substituted pyridinyl, substituted pyridinyl-C1-6-alkyl, substituted pyridinyl-C2-6-alkenyl, substituted pyridinyl-C2-6-alkynyl, substituted thiophenyl, substituted thiophenyl-C1-6-alkyl, substituted thiophenyl-C2-6-alkenyl and substituted thiophenyl-C2-6-alkynyl are substituted by R3, R4 and R5;
Y is —OC(O)— or —C(O)—;
W is —C(O)—, —S(O)2— or —CR6R7—;
R2 is substituted phenyl, substituted pyridinyl or substituted thiophenyl, wherein substituted phenyl, substituted pyridinyl and substituted thiophenyl are substituted by R6, R7 and R8;
R3 is halogen, hydroxy, cyano, C1-6-alkyl, C1-6-alkoxy, C1-6-alkoxy-C1-6-alkyl, halo-C1-6-alkoxy, halo-C1-6-alkyl, hydroxy-C1-6-alkyl, C3-8-cycloalkyl, C3-8-cycloalkyl-C1-6-alkyl, C3-8-cycloalkyl-C1-6-alkoxy, C3-8-cycloalkoxy, C3-8-cycloalkoxy-C1-6-alkyl, C1-6-alkylamino, C1-6-alkylcarbonylamino, C3-8-cycloalkylcarbonylamino, C1-6-alkyltetrazolyl, C1-6-alkyltetrazolyl-C1-6-alkyl or heterocycloalkyl-C1-6-alkoxy;
R4 and R5 are independently selected from H, halogen, hydroxy, cyano, C1-6-alkyl, C1-6-alkoxy, C1-6-alkoxy-C1-6-alkyl, halo-C1-6-alkoxy, halo-C1-6-alkyl, hydroxy-C1-6-alkyl, C3-8-cycloalkyl, C3-8-cycloalkyl-C1-6-alkyl, C3-8-cycloalkyl-C1-6-alkoxy, C3-8-cycloalkoxy, C3-8-cycloalkoxy-C1-6-alkyl, C1-6-alkylcarbonylamino, C3-8-cycloalkylcarbonylamino, C1-6-alkyltetrazolyl, C1-6-alkyltetrazolyl-C1-6-alkyl and heterocycloalkyl-C1-6-alkoxy;
R6 is aminosulfonyl;
R7 and R8 are independently selected from H, halogen, hydroxy, cyano, C1-6-alkyl, C1-6-alkoxy, C1-6-alkoxy-C1-6-alkyl, halo-C1-6-alkoxy, halo-C1-6-alkyl, hydroxy-C1-6-alkyl, C3-8-cycloalkyl, C3-8-cycloalkyl-C1-6-alkyl, C3-8-cycloalkyl-C1-6-alkoxy, C3-8-cycloalkoxy and C3-8-cycloalkoxy-C1-6-alkyl;
R9 is C1-6-alkyl, C1-6-alkoxy or halogen; and
m, n, p and q are each 1.