US Pat. No. 10,191,404

CHARGING MEMBER, PROCESS CARTRIDGE, AND ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC APPARATUS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A charging member comprising:an electroconductive substrate; and
a resin layer on the electroconductive substrate,
wherein the charging member has an area on a surface of the charging member,
the area including a compound represented by the following formula (1):

in the formula (1), R1 and R2 each represent a linear or branched alkyl group having carbon atoms of 3 or more and 16 or less, wherein the area being formed by applying an emulsion containing the compound to a surface of the resin layer, and wherein the compound is contained in the emulsion with a concentration of 30% by mass or more and 50% by mass or less based on the total mass of the emulsion.

US Pat. No. 10,191,394

DISTORTION DETECTION METHOD, EXPOSURE APPARATUS, EXPOSURE METHOD, AND DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A method for obtaining a plurality of types of distortion components relating to a shot region of a substrate, implemented by a control unit included in an exposure apparatus configured to expose the substrate with light, the method comprising:obtaining, by the control unit, a first formula that expresses a shape of a substrate based on information about a warping shape of the substrate in a state where the substrate is not yet held by a chuck configured to hold the substrate and included in the exposure apparatus;
converting, by the control unit, the first formula into a second formula that expresses positional deviation amounts at a plurality of positions on a surface of the substrate held by the chuck;
calculating, by the control unit, the positional deviation amounts by using the second formula; and
obtaining, by the control unit, a plurality of types of distortion components relating to a shot region of the substrate, held by the chuck, based on the calculated positional deviation amounts,
wherein the chuck is held by a moving unit configured to be movable and included in the exposure apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,191,389

LITHOGRAPHIC APPARATUS AND DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD

ASML Netherlands B.V., V...

1. A device manufacturing method comprising:projecting, with a projection system, a patterned beam of radiation onto a target portion of a substrate held by a substrate table, said substrate table including
an edge seal member configured to at least partly surround an edge of said substrate, an object positioned on said substrate table, or both, and
a hydrophobic layer adjacent an edge portion of said edge seal member and adjacent said at least one of said substrate and said object, said hydrophobic layer arranged to face an opposite side of said edge seal member to said projection system and to face an opposite side of said at least one of said substrate and said object to said projection system, and
providing a liquid, through which said patterned beam of radiation is projected, to a space between said projection system and said substrate, said object, or both.

US Pat. No. 10,191,378

MASK PATTERN FORMING METHOD, FINE PATTERN FORMING METHOD, AND FILM DEPOSITION APPARATUS

Tokyo Electron Limited, ...

1. A mask pattern forming method comprising:a slimming step of performing, in a process chamber, slimming of a resist pattern of a resist film that is formed on a thin film; and
a film deposition step of forming an oxide film on the thin film and the resist pattern in the process chamber, by supplying a source gas, and an oxygen radical or an oxygen-containing gas to the process chamber,
wherein the slimming step and the film deposition step are performed in the same process chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,191,372

POLYMER, POSITIVE RESIST COMPOSITION, AND PATTERN FORMING PROCESS

SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., L...

1. A polymer comprising recurring units having the formula (a), recurring units having the formula (b), and recurring units having the formula (c), the polymer having a weight average molecular weight of 1,000 to 500,000,wherein R1 is halogen, a C1-C4 straight or branched alkyl group, C1-C4 straight or branched alkoxy group, or acetoxy group, R2 is an acid labile group, R3 and R4 are each independently halogen or a C1-C6 straight or branched alkyl group, p is 0 or 1, q and r are each independently an integer of 0 to 4.

US Pat. No. 10,191,361

LIGHT SOURCE DEVICE INCLUDING A LIGHT SOURCE SECTION TO ADJUST BRIGHTNESS AND PROJECTOR USING THE SAME

RICOH COMPANY, LTD., Tok...

1. A light source device, comprising:a light source section that emits visible excitation light;
a phosphor that emits fluorescent light by the excitation light emitted from the light source section; and
a color-changing section that picks up color light having a color different from that of the fluorescent light from the fluorescent light emitted from the phosphor, wherein
an emission timing of the fluorescent light in the phosphor is synchronized with a switching timing between the excitation light and the color light by the color-changing section, and
the light source section decreases brightness of the light source section in the switching timing between the excitation light and the color light by the color-changing section.

US Pat. No. 10,191,357

TRAIL CAMERA MOUNTING SYSTEM

1. A mounting system comprising:a support, the support comprising an anchoring means, which attaches the support to a surface, a support fitting, and a support releaseable capture means;
a utility bar, the utility bar comprising a utility bar fitting, a utility bar releaseable capture means, wherein the utility bar releaseable capture means are configured to engage and releaseably capture the support releasable capture means;
a pole, the pole comprising a pole fitting configured to complement the support fitting and the utility bar fitting, where said pole fitting engages the utility bar fitting to place the utility bar by connecting the utility bar releasable capture means to the support releasable capture means; whereby said pole fitting releases and is removed from said utility bar fitting while the connection between said utility bar releasable capture means and said support releasable capture means is maintained.

US Pat. No. 10,191,353

OPTICALLY TRIGGERED ELECTRICAL SWITCHES WITH FAST RECOVERY BASED ON NONLINEAR OPTICAL RESPONSE

Lawrence Livermore Nation...

1. An optical switch electrically activatable through received photon energy, the switch comprising:a substrate responsive to photon energy, where the photon energy forms an optical excitation signal;
a first electrode disposed on a first surface of the substrate;
a second electrode disposed on a second surface of the substrate; and
wherein the substrate includes a characteristic of two-photon absorption to enable electrical conduction through the substrate, the two-photon absorption being enhanced by deep energy levels located in a bandgap between conductance and valence bands of the substrate which are at least near resonant with the photon energy.

US Pat. No. 10,191,345

DISPLAY DEVICE

INNOLUX CORPORATION, Mia...

1. A display device, comprising:a first substrate comprising a display region and a peripheral region, wherein the peripheral region is adjacent to the display region;
a first transistor disposed on the peripheral region, wherein the first transistor comprises a first semiconductor layer;
a second transistor disposed on the display region, wherein the second transistor comprises a second semiconductor layer;
a first insulating layer disposed under the first semiconductor layer;
wherein a thickness of the first insulating layer is greater than or equal to 200 nm and less than or equal to 500 nm;
wherein the first semiconductor layer is a silicon semiconductor layer, and the second semiconductor layer is an oxide semiconductor layer
a first buffer layer disposed on the first substrate, a second buffer layer disposed on the first buffer layer, a third buffer layer disposed on the second buffer layer, and a fourth buffer layer disposed on the third buffer layer and below the first insulating layer; wherein the first buffer layer, the third buffer layer and the first insulating layer respectively comprise comprises silicon oxide, and the second buffer layer and the fourth buffer layer respectively comprises silicon nitride.

US Pat. No. 10,191,343

DEVICE AND PROCESS FOR FORMING LASER PULSES

Centre National de la Rec...

1. A device for shaping laser pulses comprising:an input for a pulsed laser beam;
a spatial phase modulator, arranged on the path of said input pulsed laser beam to be illuminated thereby, the input pulsed laser beam having undergone no spectral dispersion prior to illumination of the spatial phase modulator;
a computer programmed for configuring said spatial phase modulator so as to emulate a diffraction grating having a diffraction efficiency which varies along a spatial direction identified by the intersection of the surface of the modulator with the diffraction plane; and
a spatial filter for a light beam diffracted by said grating;
whereby a laser pulse at the input of the device is converted into a train of individual output pulses exhibiting temporal intensity modulation, said diffraction grating being a blazed grating having lines whose blaze angle varies along said spatial direction, wherein at least some said lines have, relative to a periodic arrangement, an offset in the diffraction plane (xz) of the grating introducing a phase shift of the corresponding individual pulses, said offset being made both in said spatial direction (s) and in a direction perpendicular (x) to the plane of the grating; and
wherein the spatial phase modulator is tilted with respect to an incident direction of the input pulsed laser beam in such a way that said incident direction and the direction perpendicular to the plane of the grating lie in the diffraction plane.

US Pat. No. 10,191,336

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE THAT AVOIDS INFLUENCE ON IMAGE QUALITY DUE TO RESIDUAL IONS

Japan Display Inc., Toky...

1. A liquid crystal display device comprising:a first substrate and a second substrate,
a liquid crystal layer sandwiched between the first substrate and the second substrate,
the first substrate having; scanning lines extending in a first direction and arranged in a second direction,
videos signal lines arranged to cross the scanning lines,
a pixel area surrounded by the scanning lines and the video signal lines, and
a pixel electrode formed in the pixel area,
wherein the first substrate has conductive wirings between the video signal line and the liquid crystal layer in cross sectional view, at least an organic insulating film is formed between the conductive wiring and the video signal line,
the conductive wirings are formed over the video signal lines in a plan view,
a width in the first direction of one of the conductive wirings is larger than a width in the first direction of one of the video signal lines,
the one conductive wiring has edges on both sides extending in the second direction,
the one video signal line has edges on both sides extending in the second direction, and
an amount of the one conductive wiring that extends beyond the edges of the one video signal line to the edges of the one conductive wiring in a plan view is essentially the same on both sides of the one video signal line.

US Pat. No. 10,191,334

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY

Japan Display Inc., Toky...

1. A liquid crystal display comprising:a first substrate;
a second substrate opposed to the first substrate;
a liquid crystal layer between the first substrate and the second substrate;
a light-shielding layer including a first light-shield formed along a first direction and a second light-shield formed along a second direction and crossing the first light-shield; and
a spacer which maintains a gap between the first substrate and the second substrate,
wherein
the spacer overlaps a crossing region where the first light-shield and the second light-shield cross each other and includes an exposed region outside the light-shielding layer in a planar view,
the first substrate comprises a first pixel electrode,
the spacer includes a first overlapping region overlapping the first pixel electrode,
the first overlapping region includes the exposed region,
the first pixel electrode comprises a reflecting electrode and a transparent protecting electrode stacked on the reflecting electrode,
the protecting electrode covers an upper surface and a side surface of the reflecting electrode, and
an area of a region where the spacer and the reflecting electrode overlap each other is less than that of a region where the spacer and the protecting electrode overlap each other, and is greater than that of the exposed region.

US Pat. No. 10,191,333

DISPLAY DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

JAPAN DISPLAY INC., Toky...

7. A display device comprising:a pair of substrates facing each other;
a pixel section between the substrates;
a frame region around the pixel section;
a thin film transistor on one of the substrates in the pixel section, the thin film transistor including a gate insulating film;
an organic insulating film in the frame region and the pixel region; and
an inorganic insulating film covering an entire surface of the organic insulating film,
wherein,
the inorganic insulating film is not in direct contact with the gate insulating film,
the thin film transistor is entirely covered by the organic insulating film, and
the gate insulating film and the inorganic insulating film extend beyond the edge of the organic insulating film in the frame region.

US Pat. No. 10,191,327

EDGE-LIT TYPE BACKLIGHT MODULE, DISPLAY AND LIGHT GUIDE PLATE

Wuhan China Star Optoelec...

1. An edge-lit type backlight module, comprising:at least two light guide plates disposed to be overlapped, each of the light guide plates respectively comprising a light-emitting surface, a bottom surface and at least one light incident surface, the bottom surface of the light guide plate on an upper layer and the light-emitting surface of the light guide plate on a lower layer disposed opposite;
a plurality of light sources, respectively disposed on the light incident surface of each of the light guide plates, and disposed to be mutually independent;
in travel directions of light of the light sources, each of the light guide plates disposed with light-emitting regions and total reflection regions disposed alternately, the light emitted from the light sources totally reflected in the total reflection regions; the light-emitting regions of each of the light guide plates and the total reflection regions of the adjacent light guide plate(s) disposed opposite.

US Pat. No. 10,191,324

REFLECTIVE LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

21. A liquid crystal display device, comprising:a first substrate opposing a second substrate;
a data line on the first substrate and extending along a first direction;
a gate line on the first substrate and extending along a second direction which intersects the first direction;
a reflection layer on a same layer as the data line and spaced apart from the data line;
a color filter layer on the reflection layer and the data line; and
a pixel electrode on the color filter layer, wherein the color filter layer includes a first color filter and a second color filter adjacent to the first color filter, and wherein an edge portion at which the first color filter and the second color filter directly contact each other is between the reflection layer and the data line.

US Pat. No. 10,191,323

DISPLAY DEVICE

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

9. A display device, comprising:a substrate including a red pixel area, a green pixel area, a blue pixel area, and a white pixel area;
a gate line and a data line on the substrate;
a thin film transistor connected to each of the gate line and the data line;
a first insulating layer on the gate line, the data line, and the thin film transistor;
a second insulating layer on the first insulating layer, the second insulating layer having apertures in the red pixel area, the green pixel area, and the blue pixel area, respectively;
a reflective layer on the first insulating layer and the second insulating layer, the reflective layer being in the red pixel area, the green pixel area, and the blue pixel area;
a color filter in each of the apertures;
an opaque pixel electrode in the white pixel area; and
a transparent pixel electrode on each color filter and the second insulating layer, the transparent pixel electrode being connected to the thin film transistor.

US Pat. No. 10,191,317

DISPLAY APPARATUS

Japan Display Inc., Toky...

1. A display apparatus comprising:a display panel including a substrate provided with a display functional layer, and a polarizing plate, the display panel having sides along a first direction and a second direction;
an illuminator configured to output light to the display panel;
a frame that surrounds sides of the illuminator;
a protrusion included in the frame, the protrusion protruding toward the substrate and having a width in the first direction;
an adhesive member through which the substrate is bonded at a top of the protrusion of the frame, the adhesive member having a width in the first direction,
wherein
the polarizing plate is provided on a surface of the substrate to which the frame is bonded, and is arranged on an inner side of the frame than the adhesive member in planar view, and
the width of the adhesive member is smaller than the width of the protrusion which the adhesive member is in direct contact with.

US Pat. No. 10,191,313

LIQUID CRYSTAL PANEL AND THIN FILM TRANSISTOR ARRAY SUBSTRATE THEREOF

Wuhan China Star Optoelec...

1. A thin film transistor (TFT) array substrate, comprising:a substrate;
a plurality of thin film transistors (TFTs) arranged on the substrate in an array form, wherein a region occupied by the plurality of TFTs is a display region;
a flexible printed circuit disposed on the substrate and located at one side of the display region;
a control chip disposed between the display region and the flexible printed circuit, and two sides of the flexible printed circuit going beyond two corresponding sides of the control chip, respectively;
a first reinforcement member disposed at a first side of the control chip, and the first side being adjacent to one side of the control chip that faces the display region
a second reinforcement member disposed at a second side of the control chip opposite to the first side; and
a third reinforcement member covering the control chip, the first reinforcement member and the second reinforcement member;
wherein both the first reinforcement member and the second reinforcement member comprise: a reinforcement body, a first glue receiving groove formed by one side of the reinforcement body that faces the display region being recessed, and a second glue receiving groove formed by a connection of one side of the reinforcement body that faces the control chip with one side of the reinforcement body that is opposite to the display region being recessed.

US Pat. No. 10,191,296

LASER POINTER WITH REDUCED RISK OF EYE INJURY

Beam Engineering for Adva...

1. A transmittive method of protecting an optical sensor from damaging effects of laser pointers and laser illuminators, the method comprising:imposing a circular polarization state on radiation of the laser pointers and the laser illuminators said circular polarization handedness being one of right-hand or left hand; and
incorporating with the optical sensor a thin layer of a material capable of blocking light:
(a) within a spectral range encompassing the wavelengths of laser pointers and the laser illuminators;
(b) having the circular polarization handedness imposed on the laser pointers and the laser illuminators; and
(c) said material transmitting light of circular polarization handedness opposite to the circular polarization handedness imposed on radiation of the laser pointers and the laser illuminators.

US Pat. No. 10,191,286

OPTICAL IMAGING STRUCTURE AND VIRTUAL REALITY SPECTACLES

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. An optical imaging structure, comprising:an eyeglass component for observation by left and right eyes; and
at least one light guide wall distributed along an edge of the eyeglass component, wherein, two opposite end faces of the at least one light guide wall are respectively a light incoming face and a light outgoing face, and the light outgoing face of the at least one light guide wall faces towards an observation side of the optical imaging structure;
wherein, the at least one light guide wall protrudes over the eyeglass component in a direction from the light incoming face to the light outgoing face of the at least one light guide wall, an inner rim of the light outgoing face of the at least one light guide wall joins the edge of the eyeglass component and extends in an optical axis direction of the eyeglass component, and, the light outgoing face of the at least one light guide wall is gradually distanced from the eyeglass component from the inner rim to an outer rim of the light outgoing face; and
wherein, the at least one light guide wall comprises at least a first light guide wall and a second light guide wall respectively disposed at left and right sides of the eyeglass component.

US Pat. No. 10,191,280

GLASS PANEL FOR DISPLAY SYSTEM

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

13. The glazing as claimed in claim 1, wherein the two hydroxyl groups are in para position on the benzene ring.

US Pat. No. 10,191,258

SINGLE-FOCUS OPTICAL SYSTEM AND OPTICAL APPARATUS USING THE SAME

OLYMPUS CORPORATION, Tok...

1. A single-focus optical system which forms a conjugate relationship between a conjugate point on an enlargement side at a long distance and a conjugate point on a reduction side at a short distance, comprising in order from the enlargement side:a first lens unit; and
a second lens unit having a positive refractive power, wherein:
a lens component is one of a single lens and a cemented lens, and
the first lens unit includes a reduction-side negative lens component which is disposed closest to the reduction side, and has a concave surface on the reduction side, and
the first lens unit includes a enlargement-side lens component having a negative refractive power, closest to the enlargement side, and
the first lens unit includes a cemented lens cemented in order from the enlargement side, a negative lens having concave surface on the enlargement side and a positive lens, and
a shape of the cemented lens is a meniscus shape having a concave surface directed toward the enlargement side, and
in addition, the total number of negative lens components in the first lens unit is not less than three, and
the second lens unit includes in order from the enlargement side, a first positive lens, a second positive lens, a first negative lens, and a third positive lens, and
all air spaces in the second lens unit are constant at a time of focusing.

US Pat. No. 10,191,237

BINDER FILM SYSTEM

Corning Optical Communica...

1. A fiber optic cable, comprising:inner core elements wound in a pattern of stranding, the inner core elements comprising tubes surrounding optical fibers;
an inner binder film surrounding the stranded inner core elements, wherein the inner binder film is continuous peripherally around the core elements, forming a continuous closed loop when viewed in cross-section, and continuous lengthwise along a length of the cable that is at least a meter, and wherein the inner binder film is in radial tension and opposes outwardly transverse deflection of the inner core elements, and wherein the inner binder film has a thickness of 0.5 millimeters or less and is formed from an extrudable polymeric material;
outer core elements wound in a pattern of stranding around the inner binder film and the inner core elements, the outer core elements also comprising tubes surrounding optical fibers; and
an outer binder film surrounding the stranded outer core elements such that the inner binder film and inner core elements are nested within the outer core elements, and the outer core elements are in turn nested within the outer binder film, wherein the outer binder film is in radial tension and opposes outwardly transverse deflection of the outer core elements.

US Pat. No. 10,191,220

POWER-EFFICIENT OPTICAL CIRCUIT

VOLCANO CORPORATION, San...

1. An intravascular optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging apparatus, comprising:a catheter or guidewire configured to be positioned within a blood vessel of a patient, the catheter or guidewire comprising an optical fiber configured to deliver light to the blood vessel to image the blood vessel;
a system configured to generate an OCT image of the blood vessel and in communication with the catheter or guidewire, the system comprising an optical circuit configured to provide the light to the optical fiber via an output channel, the optical circuit comprising:
a first optical path transmitting a first optical signal;
a second optical path transmitting a second optical signal; and
a means for recombining the first optical signal with the second optical signal without discarding an optical power of the first optical signal or the second optical signal, the means for recombining comprising a single output in communication with the output channel, wherein the means for recombining is configured to sequentially switch a connection of the first optical path and a connection of the second optical path to the single output such that the entire first optical signal and the entire second optical signal is sequentially directed to the output channel,
wherein the system is configured to generate the OCT image based on the optical power of the entire first optical signal and the entire second optical signal.

US Pat. No. 10,191,194

SPECTRAL TARGET FOR MACROSCOPIC AND MICROSCOPIC REFLECTANCE IMAGING

Rochester Institute of Te...

1. A spectral target for determining the spectral reflectance factor and/or colorimetric coordinates of a sample, comprising:a mirror-like substrate containing a plurality of microstructures arranged in an array across the surface of the substrate and each one of the plurality of microstructures having an opaque multi-layer spectrally selective coating with a specific spectral reflectance profile, wherein the substrate has multiple spectral selectivity profiles in multiple locations.

US Pat. No. 10,191,163

METHOD FOR THE ABSOLUTE CALIBRATION OF THE LOCATION AND ORIENTATION OF LARGE-FORMAT DETECTORS USING LASER RADAR

The United States of Amer...

1. A method of mapping pixel locations of a detector array comprising:measuring a location on the detector array;
initiating a frame readout of the detector array;
measuring a location of one or more metrology targets on the detector array;
analyzing the frame readout to identify a pixel at the location on the detector array measured by the laser radar system; and
defining a location of the identified pixel with respect to the location of the one or more metrology targets.

US Pat. No. 10,191,151

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MONITORING VESSEL TRAFFIC INFORMATION

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. A system for monitoring vessel traffic information, the system comprising at least one processor configured to implement:an interlock device configured to adjust identification information of a wireless terminal included in a received message to correspond to an identification system of an auto identification system (AIS) message and convert the received message into an AIS message type, when receiving a message including ship information from a wireless terminal of a ship located in at least one ship network;
a merging device configured to merge the ship information included in the converted AIS message with radar image information; and
a monitoring device configured to display merged monitoring information on a monitoring screen.

US Pat. No. 10,191,092

TIME DOMAIN MEASURING METHOD WITH CALIBRATION IN THE FREQUENCY RANGE

1. A method for determining an electric voltage u(t) and/or an electric current i(t) of a RF signal on an electric cable in a calibration plane that compensates for distortions based on input signal reflections, said method comprising:electrically connecting a time domain measuring device to a device under test, said time domain measuring device having measuring inputs which distort parameters to be measured as a result of input signal reflections;
connecting the device under test electrically with the calibration plane;
electrically connecting a directional coupler to the time domain measuring device;
decoupling a first component v3(t) of a first RF signal which, starting out from a signal input, runs in the direction of the calibration plane through the directional coupler feeding said first component into the time domain measuring device at a first measuring input and measured there;
decoupling a second component v4(t) of a second RF signal which, starting out from the calibration plane, runs in the direction of the signal input through the directional coupler;
feeding said second component into the time domain measuring device at a second measuring input and measured there;
transforming the signal components v3(t), v4(t), by a first mathematical operation, into the frequency domain as wave quantities V3(f) and V4;
determining absolute wave quantities a2 and b2 in the frequency domain in the calibration plane from the wave quantities V3(f) and V4(f) using calibration parameters (e00,r, e01,r, e10,r, e11,r);
converting absolute wave quantities a2 and b2, by a second mathematical operation, into the electric voltage u(t) and/or the electric current i(t) of the RF signal in the time domain in the calibration plane;
wherein the calibration parameters link the wave quantities V3(f) and V4(f) mathematically with the absolute wave quantities a2 and b2 in the calibration plane,
wherein the first measuring input of the time domain measuring device has a reflection coefficient ?3?0 and/or the second measuring input of the time domain measuring device has a reflection coefficient ?4?0,
determining the calibration parameters (e00,r, e01,r, e10,r, e11,r are determined, with the aid of a calibration device, in relation to the frequency f and in relation to a reflection coefficient of at least one of the measuring inputs of the time domain measuring device; and
determining the wave quantities a2 and b2 in the measuring step from the wave quantities V3(f) and V4(f) using the calibration parameters (e00,r(?3, ?4), e01,r(?3, ?4), e10,r(?3, ?4), e11,r(?3, ?4));
connecting the signal input of the directional coupler during the calibration step with a first measuring port S1;
connecting the first measuring output of the directional coupler with a second measuring port S3;
connecting the second measuring output of the directional coupler with a third measuring port S4 of the calibration device; and
connecting one or more measuring standards with known reflection coefficients to a signal output of the directional coupler connected with the calibration plane S2;
wherein the calibration parameters (e00,r, e01,r, e10,r, e11,r) link the wave quantity b3 running in at the second measuring port S3 and the wave quantity b4 running in at the third measuring port S4 with the wave quantities b2, a2 running in and out in the calibration plane (14, S2) as follows:
wherein the scattering parameters Sxy (x=1-4, y=1-4) of the scattering matrix S of the four-port with the ports S1, S2, S3, S4, in particular of the directional coupler together with input cables, are determined with the aid of the calibration apparatus, wherein the calibration parameters e00,r, e01,r, e10,r, e11,r in relation to the reflection coefficients of the time domain measuring device ?3 ?4 are determined from the scattering parameters Sxy, wherein the calibration parameters are determined from the scattering parameters as follows:wherein the scattering parameters Sxy are determined through measurement of the values b1/a1, b3/a3, b4/a4, b3/a1 or b1/a3, b4/a1 or b1/a4, b4/a3 or b3/a4 at the measuring ports S1, S3, S4 of the calibration device, wherein in each case preferably the measuring standards Match (M), Open (O), Short (S) with the known reflection coefficients ?M, ?O, ?S are connected as devices under test in the calibration plane S2, where a1, a3, a4 are wave quantities running in at the respective measuring ports S1, S3, S4 and b1, b3, b4 are wave quantities running out at the respective measuring ports S1, S3, S4, and wherein the scattering parameters Sxy are determined by means of the following equations:where:?DUT is the known reflection coefficient of the calibration standard used during the measurement:
are the bx/ay measurable at the measuring ports S1, S3, S4; and
where ?O, ?S, ?M are known reflection coefficients of the calibration standards Open (O), Short (S) and Match (M), and are the bx/ay measurable at the measuring ports with connected calibration standard K.

US Pat. No. 10,191,091

CIRCUIT BOARD WITH IMPLANTED OPTICAL CURRENT SENSOR

Siemens Aktiengesellschaf...

1. A circuit board with a conductor path having a recess which is arranged along the conductor path such that the conductor path is interrupted, an implant with a left, right, lower and upper edge being arranged in the recess, the circuit board comprising:a conductor arranged in the implant which, with the implant inserted, closes the conductor path separated by the recess, the implant having a first optical layer and a second optical layer and the conductor being arranged between the first and the second optical layers, and the first and the second optical layer each having at least one light-conducting structure with a first end and a second end;
a light-conductor arranged in a right edge region of the implant in which respective second ends of the light-conducting structures are located such that light fed in at the first end of the light-conducting structure of the first optical layer is deflected to the second end of the light-conducting structure of the second optical layer and such that a beam path of the light encompasses the conductor;
an optical transmitter; and
an optical receiver with evaluator;
wherein the optical transmitter and optical receiver form a fiber optic current sensor for current measurement of a current flowing through the conductor.

US Pat. No. 10,191,088

INTERCONNECT SENSOR PLATFORM WITH ENERGY HARVESTING

TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATI...

1. An electrical connector comprising:a housing;
a plurality of power and signal line conductors passing through the housing;
an energy harvesting device, a power controller device and a DC power source provided in the housing, the energy harvesting device inductively coupled to at least one of the plurality of power and signal line conductors, the at least one of the plurality of power and signal line conductors through the energy harvesting device providing energy to the power controller device and the DC power source;
the power controller device having instructions programmed thereon or implemented in the integrated circuit for controlling a flow of power between the energy harvesting device, the DC power source, and a microcontroller;
at least one sensor device in electrical communication with the microcontroller, the at least one sensor device provided in the housing and arranged to detect at least one parameter within the housing and communicate at least one parameter to the microcontroller; and
an output communication channel provided in the housing for communicating data from the microcontroller associated with at least one sensor device.

US Pat. No. 10,191,087

AUTOMATED STORAGE OF SUCCESSIVE STABLE MEASUREMENTS IN A DIGITAL MULTIMETER

Fluke Corporation, Evere...

1. A handheld device for detecting electrical or physical parameters, comprising:a measurement component that measures physical or electrical parameters;
a user interface configured to receive an activation input that activates automated saving of subsequent successive stable measurements measured by the measurement component; and
a processor coupled to the measurement component and the user interface, wherein, responsive to receipt of the activation input by the user interface, the processor:
displays a plurality of subsequent successive stable measurements measured by the measurement component, wherein each measurement determined to be stable is displayed until a further subsequent measurement is determined to be stable; and
automatically stores each measurement of the plurality of displayed subsequent successive stable measurements in a memory communicatively coupled to the processor,
wherein the user interface is further configured to receive a review input, and responsive to receipt of the review input by the user interface, the processor retrieves a plurality of previously-stored stable measurements and provides a user-selective display of the stable measurements for review by a user.

US Pat. No. 10,191,086

POWER DETECTION CIRCUIT

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An apparatus, comprising:an inverter coupled to a first power supply, wherein the inverter is configured to generate a signal dependent upon a second power supply; and
a latch configured to:
store a first value dependent upon a first voltage level of the second power supply and a first value of the signal; and
store a second value dependent upon a second voltage level of the second power supply and a second value of the signal, wherein the second value of the signal is different from the first value of the signal.

US Pat. No. 10,191,082

CARBON NANOTUBE PROBES AND STRUCTURES AND METHODS OF MEASUREMENT

1. A scanning probe system comprising:a rigid probe subassembly configured for translation;
a tip end nanotube subassembly wherein the tip end nanotube subassembly
is mounted directly to the rigid probe subassembly without an intervening cantilever,
is configured for vibration, and
comprises a multi-wall nanotube having multiple coaxial nanotube walls of different diameters wherein at least one of the walls can slide relative to the other to provide a configuration having a stepped diameter, and wherein each of the walls has a resonant frequency different from a resonant frequency of each other of the walls; and
a motion producing means acting on all or some portions of the nanotube subassembly to induce vibration in the nanotube subassembly in a direction transverse to an axis of the multi-wall nanotube, wherein the motion producing means is operable to induce the vibration at different frequencies including the resonant frequencies of different ones of the walls.

US Pat. No. 10,191,079

METHOD AND SYSTEM OF DUAL-MODE ACTUATION AND SENSING FOR REAL-TIME CALIBRATION OF AXISYMMETRIC RESONANT GYROSCOPES

GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH COR...

1. A gyroscope apparatus having a plurality of resonance modes comprising:a resonator body;
first and second drive electrodes coupled to the resonator body;
first and second output electrodes coupled to the resonator body;
interface circuitry for driving the first drive electrode and second drive electrode simultaneously with a primary calibration signal derived at least in part from output signals from the first and second output electrodes; and
interface circuitry for generating calibration stimulus by multiplying the output signals of the first and second output electrodes with opposite polarities of a calibration signal, Vcal, and adding the multiplier outputs in a cross-coupled configuration to the drive signals of second and first drive electrodes to mimic mechanical rotation in an electrical domain, thereby tracking variations of mechanical rotation rate sensitivity.

US Pat. No. 10,191,078

ACCELERATION SENSOR

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. An acceleration sensor comprising:a detection device including:
an active layer;
a base layer;
an oxide layer disposed between the active layer and the base layer;
a first insulating layer disposed on the active layer at a side opposite to the oxide layer and provided with a first opening;
a contact portion disposed on a part of the first insulating layer at a side opposite to
the active layer and including a first metal layer connected to the active layer through the first opening, and
a self-check electrode disposed at a side of the first insulating layer opposite to the active layer and located away from the first metal layer;
an opposed electrode disposed at a location opposing the self-check electrode; and
a top lid supporting the opposed electrode,
wherein the detection device further includes a frame and a ground electrode disposed on the frame, and
the ground electrode is electrically connected to a part of the active layer in the frame through the contact portion.

US Pat. No. 10,191,071

CARTRIDGES AND INSTRUMENTS FOR SAMPLE ANALYSIS

IntegenX, Inc., Pleasant...

1. A fluidic device comprising:a fluidics layer comprising one or more fluidic channels in a thermoplastic material;
a deformable membrane covering the one or more fluidic channels and comprising a heat seal material capable of plastic deformation, the heat seal material being thermally bonded to the fluidics layer;
one or more diaphragm valves, each diaphragm valve configured to regulate fluid flow in an associated fluidic channel, wherein each diaphragm valve comprises:
a) a diaphragm comprised in the deformable membrane;
b) a valve seat in the associated fluidic channel and recessed from a surface of the fluidics layer that contacts the deformable membrane; and
c) a valve inlet and a valve outlet comprised in the fluidics layer; wherein the one or more diaphragm valves are each configured for activation by a ram such that mechanical pressure by the ram on the deformable membrane presses the membrane against the valve seat, thereby closing the valve.

US Pat. No. 10,191,065

C PEPTIDE DETECTION BY MASS SPECTROMETRY

Quest Diagnostics Investm...

1. A method for determining the amount of C peptide in a sample by high resolution/high accuracy mass spectrometry, the method comprising:(a) subjecting a sample suspected of containing C peptide to solid phase extraction (SPE) to obtain a fraction enriched in C peptide;
(b) subjecting the enriched C peptide to an ionization source under conditions suitable to generate one or more C peptide ions detectable by mass spectrometry;
(c) determining the amount of one or more C peptide ions by high resolution/high accuracy mass spectrometry;
wherein the amount of ions determined in step (c) is related to the amount of a C peptide in said sample.

US Pat. No. 10,191,061

MICROWAVE-ASSISTED HEADSPACE LIQUID-PHASE MICROEXTRACTION OF AN ANALYTE

King Fahd University of P...

1. A method for extracting an analyte in a sample comprising:microwave-heating and agitating the sample and a solution in a microwave extraction assembly comprising:
a microwave extraction vial with a bottom portion and a headspace portion and
a porous membrane bag located in the headspace portion of the microwave extraction vial, said porous membrane bag encapsulating a liquid-phase extraction medium, wherein the sample and solution are disposed in the bottom portion, the porous membrane bag does not contact the sample and the solution, the porous membrane bag and the headspace portion are also subjected to the microwave-heating, and the microwave-heating and agitating produces a vapor in the headspace portion; and
extracting the analyte from the vapor to produce a vapor extract within the liquid-phase extraction medium.

US Pat. No. 10,191,053

METHODS FOR MEASURING AND REPORTING VASCULARITY IN A TISSUE SAMPLE

Flagship Biosciences, Inc...

1. A method for measuring and reporting vascularity in a biological tissue sample, comprising:acquiring at least one digital image of a stained tissue section, wherein the stained tissue section is stained in such a manner to allow identification of at least one vessel object and at least one tissue object;
detecting within the at least one digital image at least one vessel object, wherein the vessel object is selected from the group consisting of fully formed vessels and vessel fragments;
detecting at least one tissue object within the digital image;
calculating a vessel proximity score based on the detected vessel object and tissue object; and
digitally omitting from the vessel proximity score any detected vessels having a diameter or vessel area greater than a maximum vessel size.

US Pat. No. 10,191,041

DETECTION OF ANALYTES USING METAL NANOPARTICLE PROBES AND DYNAMIC LIGHT SCATTERING

University of Central Flo...

1. An assay method for the detection of an analyte, said method comprising:providing a plurality of probes, said probes comprising metal nanoparticles;
contacting a sample solution suspected of including at least one analyte with said plurality of probes to form an assay solution, wherein in a presence of said analyte, a portion of said probes in said assay solution become aggregated nanoparticles;
directing light toward said assay solution; and
obtaining dynamic light scattering (DLS) data from said assay solution using dynamic light scattering, wherein said DLS data indicates a change in average particle size and/or a change in particle size distribution when said analyte is present in said solution; and
quantifying a concentration of the analyte based on the DLS data.

US Pat. No. 10,191,026

FRUIT AND VEGETABLE SUGAR CONTENT DETECTOR

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A fruit and vegetable sugar content detector, comprising:a measurement electrode unit comprising two measurement electrodes capable of being inserted into a to-be-detected fruit or vegetable, one end of one of the two measurement electrodes being connected to one end of the other one of the two measurement electrodes;
a resistance detection circuit connected to the measurement electrode unit and configured to detect a resistance between the two measurement electrodes;
a processor connected to the resistance detection circuit and configured to determine, in accordance with the detected resistance between the two measurement electrodes, a sugar content of the to-be-detected fruit or vegetable, and generate sugar content indication information, a storage connected to the processor and configured to store therein a correspondence between the resistance and the sugar content, wherein the processor is configured to inquire the correspondence stored in the storage in accordance with the detected resistance between the measurement electrodes, and determine the sugar content of the to-be-detected fruit or vegetable, wherein the measurement electrodes are each of a cylindrical shape, and a cross section of each measurement electrode has a diameter within a range from 5 ?m to 15 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,191,019

VACUUM-ASSISTED IN-NEEDLE CAPPLICARY ADSORPTION TRAP WITH MULTIWALLED POLYANILINE/CARBON NANOTUBE NANOCOMPOSITE SORBENT

1. A vacuum-assisted in-needle capillary adsorption trap (VA-INACT) system comprising:a first needle including a first end and a second end and a side aperture positioned between the first end and the second end, and the side aperture being configured to provide access to an interior space of the needle;
a second needle placed adjacent to the first needle and including a first end and a second end;
a sorbent coated between the second end and the side aperture within the interior space of the first needle and configured to entrap an analyte attached to a sample placed within a sample vial;
a vacuum flask including a first opening and a second opening and configured to house the sample vial;
a first cover configured to cover an opening of the sample vial;
a second cover configured to cover the first opening of vacuum flask and including three apertures, a first of the three apertures configured to receive the first needle within an interior space of the extraction vial, a second of the three apertures configured to receive the second needle within the interior space of the extraction vial, and a third of the three apertures configured to receive a wire for opening the first cover of the sample vial;
a peristaltic pump including an inlet and an outlet respectively coupled to the second ends of the first and second needles and configured to circulate the extracted analyte though the first needle and the second needle to improve analyte adsorption on the sorbent inside the first needle; and
a vacuum device configured to evacuate the interior space of the vacuum flask and improve the efficiency of the extracting the analyte, wherein:
the vacuum device includes a valve, a vacuum trap and a vacuum pump,
the vacuum flask is coupled to the vacuum trap via a connection tube,
the connection tube connect the vacuum trap to the second opening of the vacuum flask,
the vacuum pump is in communication with the vacuum trap and the vacuum flask and is configured to provide a vacuum within the interior space of the vacuum flask, and
the valve configured to operate between an open position and a closed position, wherein in the closed position the valve disables the communication between the vacuum pump and the vacuum flask and in the open position the valve enables the communication between the vacuum pump and the vacuum flask.

US Pat. No. 10,191,006

HUMIDITY SENSOR

ABLIC INC., (JP)

1. A humidity sensor, comprising:a semiconductor substrate;
an insulating film formed on a surface of the semiconductor substrate;
a plurality of first electrodes and a plurality of second electrodes, both formed on the insulating film and arranged so that each of the plurality of first electrodes is adjacent to one of the plurality of second electrodes in each of four directions of up, down, right, and left when viewed in plan view, while each of the plurality of second electrodes is adjacent to one of the plurality of first electrodes in each of four directions of up, down, right, and left when viewed in plan view, except in a perimeter of the arrangement;
a first metal wiring completely embedded in the insulating film and electrically connecting, through a via, one of the plurality of first electrodes to another one of the plurality of first electrodes;
a second metal wiring completely embedded in the insulating film and electrically connecting, through a via, one of the plurality of second electrodes to another one of the plurality of second electrodes; and
a humidity sensitive film formed on the plurality of first electrodes and the plurality of second electrodes.

US Pat. No. 10,191,003

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR A MOISTURE DETECTOR

Helvetia Wireless LLC, S...

1. A sensor for detecting a spread of a liquid, the sensor comprising:a substrate;
a first conductor, the first conductor having a first sheet resistance;
a second conductor, the second conductor having a second sheet resistance; and
a processing circuit; wherein:
a magnitude of the first sheet resistance is greater than a magnitude of the second sheet resistance;
a portion of the first conductor is positioned a first distance away from a portion of the second conductor;
a first portion of the liquid is positioned relative to a first end portion of the first conductor in accordance with a first voltage applied between the first end portion of the first conductor and a first end portion of the second conductor;
a second portion of the liquid is positioned relative to a second end portion of the first conductor in accordance with a second voltage applied between the second end portion of the first conductor and the first end portion of the second conductor;
the first portion of the liquid is positioned a second distance away from the second portion of the liquid along the first conductor;
the second distance relates to the spread of the liquid with respect to the first conductor;
the processing circuit determines a third distance from the first end portion of the first conductor to the first portion of the liquid in accordance with the first voltage;
the processing circuit determines a fourth distance from the second end portion of the first conductor to the second portion of the liquid in accordance with the second voltage; and
the processing circuit relates a position of at least one of the third distance from the first end portion of the first conductor and the fourth distance from the second end portion of the first conductor to a position on the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,190,993

INSPECTION OF SEAL FOR HIGH ALTITUDE BALLOONS

X Development LLC, Mount...

1. A method for inspecting first translucent material, the method comprising:placing the first translucent material on a surface, the surface included a first layer of second translucent material and a second layer including a reflective surface;
arranging a movable light source over the first translucent material the movable light source includes a housing having an open end, a closed end, and one or more sidewalls arranged between the open end and the closed end, the closed end including an image sensor;
using the movable light source to provide light to the reflective surface such that light from the movable light source is reflected from the reflective surface and through the second translucent material in order to backlight the first translucent material; and
using the image sensor to capture the reflected light in order to inspect the first translucent material.

US Pat. No. 10,190,973

INTEGRATED ULTRAVIOLET ANALYZER

Sensor Electronic Technol...

1. An ultraviolet analyzer cell comprising:an ultraviolet photodetector;
a solid state light source configured to emit ultraviolet light, wherein at least some ultraviolet light emitted by the solid state light source passes through an analyzer active gap and irradiates a light sensing surface of the ultraviolet photodetector, wherein the ultraviolet photodetector and the solid state light source are monolithically integrated; and
an insulating layer covering exposed surfaces of the analyzer active gap, wherein the insulating layer is transparent to the ultraviolet light emitted by the solid state light source, and wherein the insulating layer only partially fills the analyzer active gap.

US Pat. No. 10,190,971

ANALYZING COLOR OF COLOR ALLOY USING REFLECTANCE

Korea Institute of Indust...

1. A method for analyzing a color of a color alloy using reflectance, wherein the method comprises:charging a measurement object and a reference object into a sample charging unit of a spectrophotometer;
emitting light to the reference object and to the measurement object, using a light source of the spectrophotometer, and reflecting the same;
measuring wavelength-wise reflectance while changing a wavelength of the light, which is directed from the light source to the measurement object and to the reference object, by a detection unit of the spectrophotometer;
calculating an absolute value of difference between wavelength-wise reflectance measured from the measurement object and from the reference object, as a deviation value, and calculating an average value thereof, in an operation unit;
dividing the average value by the wavelength-wise reflectance of the reference object, thereby obtaining a mean deviation ratio of reflectance; and
comparing the mean deviation ratio with a preset reference value, thereby determining whether the colors of the measurement object and the reference object are same or not by an operation unit,
wherein, in determining whether the colors are same or not by an operation unit, when the value of the mean deviation ratio is less than the preset reference value the colors are determined to be same by the operation unit, whereas when the value of the mean deviation ratio is equal to or higher than the preset reference value the colors are determined not to be same by the operation unit.

US Pat. No. 10,190,970

TILTED GRATING SENSOR

WEATHERFORD CANADA LTD, ...

1. A bending strain sensor comprising:an optical pathway; and
a tilted grating in the optical pathway, the tilted grating having one or more cladding mode resonances, each having a wavelength sensitive to bending strain on the tilted grating, such that a response conveying information on the bending strain acting on the sensor is generated when an optical signal is propagated in the optical pathway.

US Pat. No. 10,190,969

FLUID ANALYZER WITH MODULATION FOR LIQUIDS AND GASES

Redshift Bioanalytics, In...

1. A method of measuring a property of a fluid, comprising:creating adjacent spatial regions of a first fluid and a second fluid in a fluidic channel of a fluidic flow cell;
moving a boundary region separating the first fluid and second fluid through an interrogation region in the fluidic channel such that the interrogation region sequentially contains predominately the first fluid in a first time interval and primarily the second fluid in a second time interval;
illuminating with an optical source the interrogation region to create an interrogation signal from the interaction of the optical source signal and the first and second fluid within the interrogation region;
measuring a time varying interrogation signal with a transducer; and
processing the time varying interrogation signal to determine a first property of the first fluid or a second property of the second fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,190,968

CORROSION RATE MEASUREMENT WITH MULTIVARIABLE SENSOR

ROSEMOUNT INC., Shakopee...

1. A corrosion measurement system, comprising:a corrosion sensor having a corrosion sensor output related to corrosion due to exposure to a process fluid;
a process variable sensor having a process variable output related to a process variable of the process fluid wherein the process variable changes a rate at which components exposed to the process fluid corrode; and
measurement circuitry coupled to the corrosion sensor and the process variable sensor having an output related to corrosion of components exposed to the process fluid based upon the corrosion sensor output and the process variable output wherein the measurement circuitry identifies periods of reduced corrosion rate and uses reduced power during the periods of reduced corrosion rate.

US Pat. No. 10,190,958

PROBE PERMEAMETRY ON UNCONSOLIDATED FORMATIONS

New England Research, Inc...

1. A method for measuring permeability of a formation using a probe permeameter, comprising:confining a sample of the formation in a container;
covering the formation sample with a screen having a plurality of perforations therein, the screen being configured to conform to irregularities in a surface of the formation sample;
applying the probe permeameter to at least one selected perforation in the screen, wherein the screen distributes a load from the probe permeameter sufficiently so as not to deform the sample and thereby provides a fluid tight seal between probe tip and the formation sample;
and measuring permeability of the formation at the at least one selected perforation.

US Pat. No. 10,190,952

GUEST-COMPOUND-ENVELOPING POLYMER-METAL-COMPLEX CRYSTAL, METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME, METHOD FOR PREPARING CRYSTAL STRUCTURE ANALYSIS SAMPLE, AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING MOLECULAR STRUCTURE OF ORGANIC COMPOUND

JAPAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOL...

1. A polymer-metal complex crystal including a compound (A) as a guest compound, the polymer-metal complex crystal consisting of:a polymer-metal complex represented by [[M(X)2]3(L)2]n (wherein M is a metal ion, X is a monovalent anion, L is a tridentate ligand represented by a formula (1),
wherein Ar is a substituted or unsubstituted trivalent aromatic group, X1 to X3 are independently a divalent organic group, or a single bond that directly bonds Ar and Y1, Y2, or Y3, and Y1 to Y3 are independently a monovalent organic group having a coordinating moiety, and n is an arbitrary natural number), wherein the polymer-metal complex has a three-dimensional network structure that is formed by the metal ion and the ligand that is coordinated to the metal ion, and the polymer-metal complex comprising pores and optionally voids, said pores being identical to each other such that they are three-dimensionally arranged in the three-dimensional network structure in an ordered manner; anda compound (A) selected from the group consisting of an aliphatic hydrocarbon, an alicyclic hydrocarbon, an ether, an ester, an aromatic hydrocarbon selected from the group consisting of benzene, toluene, xylene, mesitylene and naphthalene, anthracene, and phenanthrene, a halogenated hydrocarbon, and a nitrile, the compound (A) being included in the pores as a guest compound.

US Pat. No. 10,190,943

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR INSPECTING ROLLING ELEMENTS BY MEANS OF ULTRASOUND

ThyssenKrupp Rothe Erde G...

1. A method for inspection of rolling elements by means of ultrasound comprising:individually taking the rolling elements to an ultrasound measuring device, wherein the rolling elements are of spherical shape;
arranging the individual rolling elements in a center between two drive rollers of the ultrasound measuring device;
moving the individual rolling elements in the ultrasound measuring device and subjecting the individual rolling elements to an ultrasound measurement,
wherein in the moving step, the drive rollers are turned with a same speed and in a same direction about a common axis of rotation, such that the individual rolling elements placed thereupon are also turned about an axis arranged parallel to the common axis of rotation of the drive rollers, and such that a circumferential line of the individual in rolling elements is moved past a stationary ultrasound head,
wherein after a complete rotation, an opposite running drive of the drive rollers produces a rotation of the individual rolling elements about a vertical axis, and
wherein during another synchronous rotation of the drive rollers, a different circumferential line in a manner of a circle of longitude is moved past an assigned measuring device; and
classifying the individual rolling elements, depending on a result of the ultrasound measurement the individual rolling elements, as defective or nondefective.

US Pat. No. 10,190,891

OPTICAL ENCODER FOR DETECTING ROTATIONAL AND AXIAL MOVEMENT

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An optical encoder for an electronic device, the optical encoder comprising:an elongated shaft;
a crown attached to a first end of the elongated shaft;
a set of surface forms disposed on the shaft, the set of surface forms created as a byproduct of forming the shaft;
an optical sensor comprising a light emitter configured to emit light towards the set of surface forms;
a plurality of photodiodes arranged in an array and configured to receive diffusively reflected light from the set of surface forms; and
a processor operably connected to the plurality of photodiodes;
wherein:
a rotational movement of the elongated shaft changes the diffusely reflected light;
a translational movement of the elongated shaft changes the diffusely reflected light;
changes in the diffusely reflected light produce changes in an output of the plurality of photodiodes;
the processor is configured to analyze changes in the output of the plurality of photodiodes and determine a direction of rotation of the elongated shaft when the elongated shaft is rotated;
the processor is configured to analyze changes in the output of the plurality of photodiodes and determine a direction of translation of the elongated shaft when the elongated shaft is translated; and
the processor is configured to analyze changes in the output of the plurality of photodiodes and determine the direction of rotation and the direction of translation when the elongated shaft is rotated and translated.

US Pat. No. 10,190,883

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR SUPPORTING A DRIVER OF A VEHICLE

Audi AG, Ingolstadt (DE)...

1. A method for supporting a driver of a vehicle, comprising:guiding the driver with a navigation device of the vehicle from a starting point to a destination via a defined driving route;
automatically detecting with the navigation device whether the vehicle has deviated from the defined driving route;
when it is detected that the vehicle has deviated from the defined driving route, determining with the navigation device whether an amount of propulsion energy stored in an energy storage device of the vehicle is sufficient to still reach at least one energy refilling station;
when an energy refilling station can no longer be reached by the vehicle, automatically establishing a phone connection with a vehicle-external help center with a phone device of the vehicle, prior to the vehicle becoming stranded, or
when an energy refilling station can no longer be reached by the vehicle, automatically displaying to the driver with a display device of the vehicle prior to the vehicle becoming stranded, a signal that the driver should establish a phone connection with a vehicle-external help center;
when a phone connection with the vehicle-external help center is established, transmitting vehicle data with a data transmitting device of the vehicle to the vehicle-external help center,
wherein the vehicle data include at least one member selected from the group consisting of data regarding the actual position of the vehicle, data regarding the average propulsion energy consumption of the vehicle, data regarding an amount of propulsion energy stored in the energy storage device of the vehicle, and data regarding an actual energy consumption of the vehicle; and
in response to transmission of data regarding the actual energy consumption of the vehicle to the vehicle-external help center, controlling by the vehicle-external help center with a control device at least one energy setting device of the vehicle with which an energy consumption of the vehicle can be set and/or changed.

US Pat. No. 10,190,882

SYSTEM AND METHOD TO FACILITATE HAVING ADEQUATE VEHICLE POWER

JAGUAR LAND ROVER LIMITED...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,868

METROLOGY SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT EMPLOYING AUTOMATIC TRANSITIONING BETWEEN UTILIZING A LIBRARY AND UTILIZING REGRESSION FOR MEASUREMENT PROCESSING

KLA-Tencor Corporation, ...

9. A metrology system, comprising:(1) a computer subsystem for:
operating the metrology system in a first mode to perform measurement processing utilizing a library, including:
(a) collecting, by the metrology system, signals from a fabricated semiconductor device by:
a light source of the metrology system directing light towards one or more areas of the fabricated semiconductor device, and
a detector of the metrology system receiving light reflected from the one or more areas of the fabricated semiconductor device, generating the signals responsive to the received light, and outputting the signals to a computer subsystem, and
(b) processing the signals utilizing the library to obtain measurements for the fabricated semiconductor device;
while operating the metrology system in the first mode, determining that a first predetermined condition has been met, including that a quality of a measurement is below a predefined threshold quality; and
in response to determining that the first predetermined condition has been met, automatically transitioning the metrology system from operating in the first mode to operating in a second mode to perform the measurement processing in association with the measurement, utilizing regression, the transitioning being performed by:
automatically selecting, by the metrology system, fixed parameters that are to be added as floating parameters for the measurement processing utilizing the regression, and
adding the selected fixed parameters as the floating parameters for the measurement processing utilizing the regression; and
(2) a dedicated regression processing cluster of the metrology system or the computer subsystem for:
operating the metrology system in the second mode to perform the measurement processing in association with the measurement, utilizing the regression, including:
performing the regression in association with the measurement utilizing the floating parameters.

US Pat. No. 10,190,865

VERIFYING END EFFECTOR FLATNESS USING ELECTRICAL CONTINUITY

Lam Research Corporation,...

1. A system for measuring flatness of an end effector in a semiconductor processing tool, the system comprising:an end effector that is at least partially electrically conductive and is configured to move in a z-direction, an x-direction, and a y-direction, wherein the z-direction is in the vertical direction, the x-direction is orthogonal to the y-direction, and the x-direction and the y-direction are perpendicular to the z-direction;
a probe;
an electrical continuity detector configured to detect electrical continuity between the probe and the end effector when the probe and the end effector are in electrically conductive contact; and
a controller configured to:move the end effector in the z-direction to cause electrically conductive contact between the end effector and the probe.

US Pat. No. 10,190,860

CAMSHAFT SIDEWALL MEASURING DEVICES AND METHODS THEREOF

Adcole Corporation, Marl...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,854

SHOOTING TARGET SYSTEM

Smart Target Systems LLC,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,842

TOY PROJECTILE LAUNCH SYSTEM

Mattel, Inc., El Segundo...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,829

QUENCH-COOLING SYSTEM

BORSIG GMBH, Berlin (DE)...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,817

REFRIGERATOR

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,810

MINIATURIZED MOTOR ASSEMBLY

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,787

HUMIDIFICATION AND AIR CLEANING APPARATUS

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,770

METHOD FOR COOLING SOLID RESIDUES OF A COMBUSTION PROCESS

HITACHI ZOSEN INOVA AG, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,744

VEHICULAR MARKER LAMP USING PLANAR LIGHT EMITTER

Koito Manufacturing Co., ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,737

TROFFER LIGHT FIXTURE RETROFITTING KIT AND METHOD TO INSTALL THE SAME

Jiangmen POTOP Opto-Elect...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,733

LIGHT SOURCE DEVICE AND ILLUMINATION APPARATUS

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,729

LED LAMP

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,723

INSULATING MOLDED PART AND METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION THEREOF

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,716

HEATED HOSE WITH IMPROVED POWER FEEDTHROUGH

AKURATE DYNAMICS, LLC, H...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,705

THERMOSETTING BAMBOO-WOOD COMPOSITE PIPE

ZHEJIANG XINZHOU BAMBOO-B...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,701

CORROSION CONTROL FOR CHAMBER COMPONENTS

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

1. A bellows, comprising:a top mounting flange;
a bottom mounting flange;
a tubular accordion structure coupling the mounting flanges;
a bonding layer disposed on an exterior treated surface of at least the tubular accordion structure, the bonding layer of at least one of chromium, titanium nitride or titanium; and
a coating disposed on the bonding layer, the coating comprised of at least one of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), parylene C, parylene D, diamond-like carbon, yttria stabilized zirconia, alumina, nickel, or aluminum silicon magnesium yttrium oxygen compound.

US Pat. No. 10,190,687

METHODS OF FORMING SUPERELASTIC SEALS

Baker Hughes Incorporated...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,686

COVER MEMBER

SHOWA CORPORATION, Gyoda...

1. A cover member to cover an object and comprising:a plurality of peaks;
a plurality of valleys; and
coupling portions coupling the plurality of peaks to the plurality of valleys,
wherein the cover member is expandable and contractable in an alignment direction in which the plurality of peaks and the plurality of valleys are aligned,
wherein each peak of the plurality of peaks comprises a depression depressed from an apex of the peak in a direction toward the object, and each valley of the plurality of valleys comprises a protrusion protruding from a bottom of the valley in a direction opposite to the object, each of the coupling portions being connected at the depression and the protrusion,
wherein the depression has a U-shape in a cross-section, and includes edges of two sides of the U-shape in the direction opposite to the object, and the protrusion has a reverse U-shape in a cross-section, and includes bases of the reverse U-shape in the direction toward the object,
wherein when the cover member contracts in the alignment direction, the depression of the peak is deformed to enlarge an opening of the depression large enough to make the adjacent edges of adjacent two of the peaks touch each other, and the protrusion of the valley is deformed to enlarge a reverse opening of the protrusion large enough to make the adjacent bases of the adjacent two of the valleys touch each other, and
wherein connection of the coupling portion to the depression and the protrusion is thicker than a thickness of the coupling portion in a direction perpendicular to an outer surface thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,190,679

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

ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG, F...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,672

GEARBOX LUBRICATION SYSTEM

BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON I...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,671

VEHICLE DRIVE DEVICE

AISIN AW CO., LTD., Anjo...

1. A vehicle drive device comprising:a mechanical oil pump that is driven by a driving force source for a wheel;
an auxiliary oil pressure source;
a driving force transmission mechanism that transmits a driving force between the driving force source and the wheel; and
a case that accommodates at least the driving force transmission mechanism, wherein
the mechanical oil pump includes a mechanical pump rotor and a mechanical pump housing forming a pump chamber that accommodates the mechanical pump rotor,
the auxiliary oil pressure source includes an auxiliary oil pressure generation mechanism that generates an auxiliary oil pressure, and an auxiliary oil pressure source housing that accommodates the auxiliary oil pressure generation mechanism,
the mechanical pump housing is attached to a wall in the case, and
the auxiliary oil pressure source housing is attached to the mechanical pump housing, wherein
the mechanical pump housing includes a first attachment surface that faces an axial first direction side or one side in an axial direction of a mechanical pump axis as a rotation axis of the mechanical pump rotor, and a second attachment surface that faces an axial second direction side in an opposite direction to the axial first direction, and
the mechanical pump housing is attached to the case such that the first attachment surface contacts the wall, and the auxiliary oil pressure source housing is attached to the mechanical pump housing such that the auxiliary oil pressure source housing contacts the second attachment surface.

US Pat. No. 10,190,664

TRANSMISSION DRIVE UNIT OF A SEAT ADJUSTING DEVICE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,660

REVERSIBLE ROTATION GEARBOX AND APPLICATIONS THEREOF

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,647

BRAKE DISC

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,632

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

NSK LTD., Tokyo (JP)

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,607

COMPOSITE ACTUATOR PISTON HEAD ASSEMBLY

Goodrich Corporation, Ch...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,603

POWER GENERATION FROM ATMOSPHERIC AIR PRESSURE

Spar Energy LLC, Montval...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,602

COOLING FAN WITH MOVING BAFFLE

DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC., ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,600

PRESSURE INCREASING SYSTEM AND METHOD OF INCREASING GAS PRESSURE

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A pressure increasing system comprising:a plurality of stages of compressors configured to compress a gas to a target pressure higher than a critical pressure;
intermediate coolers that are provided between the plurality of stages of compressors and cool the gas discharged from a compressor in a preceding stage;
a subcooler that is provided between the final stage compressor and a compressor in a stage before the final stage and cools the gas;
a bypass line which is connected to an inlet of the final stage compressor and through which the gas in the inlet of the final stage compressor is extracted and supplied to the subcooler as a refrigerant;
a flow rate adjusting valve which is provided on the bypass line and by which the extracted gas is depressurized upstream from the subcooler; and
a control unit configured to regulate a degree of opening of the flow rate adjusting valve so that at least one of a temperature and a pressure of the gas in the inlet of the final stage compressor remains constant.

US Pat. No. 10,190,591

AUTOMATIC BLOWER CONTROL

Lennox Industries Inc., ...

1. A blower unit controller for a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system including a blower unit having a blower and a blower motor, comprising:an input configured to receive motor operating parameters;
an output configured to provide a motor speed control signal to an inverter, wherein the inverter is in electrical communication with a blower motor and configured to provide a motor drive signal to the blower motor;
a memory configured to store a mathematical model of airflow produced by the blower, wherein the mathematical model is determined as a function of said motor operating parameters;
a processor configured to produce said motor speed control signal based on said mathematical model; and
wherein the mathematical model is configured to calculate an airflow rate as a function of at least one of frequency, voltage, and power of the motor drive signal as reported by the inverter and includes a static pressure term determined from the airflow.

US Pat. No. 10,190,587

MOTOR-DRIVEN COMPRESSOR

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA J...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,581

CONTROLLING FLUID OPERATIONS FOR MACHINE SYSTEMS

RPM INDUSTRIES, LLC, Was...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,580

SOLAR DRIVE CONTROL SYSTEM FOR OIL PUMP JACKS

Raptor Lift Solutions, LL...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,560

CAMERA BASED VEHICLE START-STOP FEATURE

MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC., ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,556

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LUBRICATING A CRYOGENIC PUMP

Caterpillar Inc., Deerfi...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,544

SUPERCHARGER WITH EXHAUST GAS RECIRCULATION

Ford Global Technologies,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,537

ENGINE AND BAND CLAMP

MRA Systems, Inc., Balti...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,527

CONTROL SYSTEM OF COMPRESSION IGNITION TYPE INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,526

ALTERNATING CURRENT DRIVE FOR ACTUATORS

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,521

DETERMINATION OF NITROGEN OXIDE CONCENTRATION IN ENGINE EXHAUST GAS

GM Global Technology Oper...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,515

FUEL VAPOR FLOW ESTIMATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,510

FUEL STORAGE APPARATUS

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,506

TURBOMACHINE BYPASS FLOW DIVERTING ASSEMBLY AND METHOD

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,497

COUNTER-ROTATING LOW PRESSURE TURBINE WITHOUT TURBINE EXHAUST CASE

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,495

GEARED TURBOFAN ENGINE WITH INTER-SHAFT DEFLECTION FEATURE

United Technologies Corpo...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,484

CONTROL APPARATUS FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,468

SENSOR ELEMENT AND EXHAUST GAS SENSOR HAVING A SENSOR ELEMENT

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,446

VALVE TRAIN ASSEMBLY

EATON INTELLIGENT POWER L...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,441

TRIPLE FLANGE ARRANGEMENT FOR A GAS TURBINE ENGINE

United Technologies Corpo...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,428

UNIVERSAL SEAL

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

1. A seal for a gas turbine engine comprising:a top;
a bottom;
a left side;
a right side;
a back;
a front, wherein said back is parallel to said front and said left side is parallel to said right side such that a non-square shape is formed by the intersection of the back, the left side, the front and the right side, and said top includes a first vane mating surface and said bottom includes a second vane mating surface, and said top of said seal includes a first honeycomb sealing surface for engaging a first knife edge and the bottom of said seal includes a second honeycomb sealing surface for engaging a second knife edge seal;
a first chamfer defined between said top and said front; and
a second chamfer defined between said front and said bottom.

US Pat. No. 10,190,417

TURBINE BUCKET HAVING NON-AXISYMMETRIC ENDWALL CONTOUR AND PROFILE

General Electric Company,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,416

BLADE CASCADE FOR TURBO MACHINE

MTU Aero Engines AG, Mun...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,392

LANDFILL GAS WELLHEAD MONITORING AND CONTROL SYSTEM

OptiRTC, Inc., Boston, M...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,391

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

TRICAN COMPLETION SOLUTIO...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,375

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

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,364

HORIZONTAL BLIND AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING HORIZONTAL BLIND

TACHIKAWA CORPORATION, T...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,363

MULTILAYER FILM WITH ELECTRICALLY SWITCHABLE OPTICAL PROPERTIES

Cardinal IG Company, Ede...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,359

DOUBLE GLAZING HAVING IMPROVED SEALING

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,355

WINDOW LIFTER

1. A window regulator for a windowpane of a motor vehicle and which is framed by a window frame, the window regulator comprising:at least one guide rail having a linear guide section;
a lower guide element configured as a lever element to which the windowpane is fastened, the lower guide element being configured to be guided substantially linearly in the linear guide section in an upward and downward direction, the first lower guide element having a guide shaft to operatively connect the lower guide element to the at least one guide rail, a linkage shaft spaced apart from and parallel to the guide shaft, and a lower windowpane-fastening shaft arranged parallel to and spaced apart from the guide shaft and the linkage shaft to rotatably connect the lower guide element to the windowpane, wherein the guide shaft and the linkage shaft are arranged at a first end of the lower guide element and the lower windowpane-fastening shaft is arranged at a second end of the lower guide element;
an upper guide element having an upper windowpane-fastening shaft to rotatably connect the upper guide element to the windowpane, the upper guide element being configured to be guided substantially linearly in the linear guide section; and
a drive mechanism rotatably connected to the lower guide element via the linkage shaft such that during a forced stop of linear movement of the guide shaft, and a further drive via the drive mechanism, the lower guide element performs a pivoting movement about the linkage shaft so that the linkage shaft is pivoted upwardly and inwardly, and an end of the lower guide element and the windowpane executes a movement perpendicular to the linear guide section so that the windowpane is pressed outwardly against a circumferential seal on the window frame.

US Pat. No. 10,190,350

RETRACTING DEVICE

SUGATSUNE KOGYO CO., LTD....

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,339

SECUREMENT DEVICE FOR USE IN VEHICLES

Hornady Manufacturing Com...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,329

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

Jacob Kobelt, Langley (C...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,306

ANTI-OSCILLATION VALVE

Jay R. Smith Manufacturin...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,274

CONNECTING DEVICES

Lindsay Transportation So...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,259

PNEUMATIC DUST HOOD WITH PLUG PREVENTER

Brunn Air Systems, Inc., ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,247

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

Dongbu Daewoo Electronics...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,215

FLUIDIZED BED PYROCARBON COATING

On-X Life Technologies, I...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,083

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PATTERNING AN INTERFACE

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,067

HIGH PERFORMANCE ENVIRONMENTALLY ACCEPTABLE HYDRAULIC FLUID

Washington State Universi...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,060

PROCESS FOR INCREASING PROCESS FURNACES ENERGY EFFICIENCY

SAUDI BASIC INDUSTRIES CO...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,053

PYROLYSIS OF LIGNIN

Iowa State University Res...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,046

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

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,037

COMPOSITION AND METHOD FOR RECOVERING HYDROCARBON FLUIDS FROM A SUBTERRANEAN RESERVOIR

Ecolab USA Inc., St. Pau...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,015

PASSIVATION LAYER COMPRISING A PHOTOCROSSLINKED FLUOROPOLYMER

THE CHEMOURS COMPANY FC, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,004

PEELABLE COATING

Skudo Group Pty Ltd, Rob...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,975

CABLE FILL COMPOSITION

SHELL OIL COMPANY, Houst...

1. A cable fill composition for an optical fiber cable, said cable fill composition comprising (i) a Fischer-Tropsch derived base oil; and (ii) a thickening system, wherein the thickening system comprises at least one block copolymer.

US Pat. No. 10,189,961

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

The General Hospital Corp...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,953

TEMPERATURE-RESISTANT SILICONE RESINS

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,947

COMPOSITION OF ANTI-REFLECTIVE HARDMASK

1. An anti-reflective hardmask composition comprising:(a) a carbazole derivative polymer represented by the following Formula 1 or a polymer blend comprising the carbazole derivative polymer; and
(b) an organic solvent:

where R1 is hydrogen or an aromatic ring selected from the group consisting of the following substituents, R2 is an aromatic ring selected from the group consisting of the following substituents, and R1 and R2 may be the same or different:

where X is at least one selected from the following substituents:

where Z is an integer of 0 or 1,
m/(m+n) equals to a value in the range of between 0.1 and 0.8, and
a weight average molecular weight (Mw) of the polymer is between 1,000 and 30,000.

US Pat. No. 10,189,942

POLYORGANOSILOXANE, POLYCARBONATE-POLYORGANOSILOXANE COPOLYMER, AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREFOR

IDEMITSU KOSAN CO., LTD.,...

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,931

GRAFT POLYMER AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

NITTO BOSEKI CO., LTD., ...

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,930

POLYMERIC PHOTOINITIATORS

ALLNEX BELGIUM S.A., Dro...

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,925

RAPID CURE POLYMERIC RESINS

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

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

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,923

PRODUCING POLYOLEFIN PRODUCTS

Univation Technologies, L...

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,921

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

ARKEMA FRANCE, Colombes ...

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,916

TRANSITION METAL COMPOUND AND CATALYST COMPOSITION INCLUDING THE SAME

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,858

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

DeuteRx, LLC, Andover, M...

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

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

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

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,842

WNT PATHWAY MODULATORS

Agency for Science, Techn...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,841

PURINONES AS UBIQUITIN-SPECIFIC PROTEASE 1 INHIBITORS

FORMA Therapeutics, Inc.,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,828

1-METHYLPYRAZOLE-PIPERAZINE COMPOUNDS HAVING MULTIMODAL ACTIVITY AGAINST PAIN

LABORATORIOS DEL DR. ESTE...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,823

NEPRILYSIN INHIBITORS

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,807

TETRAHYDROTHIOPHENE-BASED GABA AMINOTRANSFERASE INACTIVATORS

Northwestern University, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,802

AMINOALCOHOL LIPIDOIDS AND USES THEREOF

Massachusetts Institute o...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,797

CHEMICAL MODULATORS OF IMMUNE CHECKPOINTS AND THERAPEUTIC USE

Duke University, Durham,...

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,786

ANTIBACTERIAL COMPOUNDS

DUKE UNIVERSITY, Durham,...

1. A compound of the formula:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein
X1 represents —CH2—, —(CH2)2—, —(CH2)3—, —CH?CH—, —CH?CHCH2—, —CH2CH?CH—, —C(O)NH—, or —C(O)NH—CH2—;
X2 represents CH2 or NR13;
Y1 represents phenyl optionally substituted with R14, or thiophenyl optionally substituted with R14;
Z1 represents phenyl optionally substituted with R15, or thiophenyl optionally substituted with R15;
R12 is hydrogen, C1-C6 alkyl optionally substituted with R16, or thiophenyl optionally substituted with R16;
and

 moiety is of formula:

wherein
R13 is hydrogen or C1-C6 alkyl;
each R14 is independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, —NO2, —CN, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 haloalkyl, —NH2, —NH(C1-C6 alkyl), —N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —OH, C1-C6 alkoxy, and C1-C6 haloalkoxy;
each R15 is independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, —NO2, —CN, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 haloalkyl, —NH2, —NH(C1-C6 alkyl), —N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —OH, C1-C6 alkoxy, and C1-C6 haloalkoxy;
each R16 is independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, —NO2, —CN, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 haloalkyl, —NH2, —NH(C1-C6 alkyl), —N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —OH, C1-C6 alkoxy, C1-C6 haloalkoxy, aryl, aryl(C1-C6 alkyl), heteroaryl, heteroaryl(C1-C6 alkyl), heterocyclyl, and heterocyclyl(C1-C6 alkyl), wherein each alkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, or heterocyclyl moiety is optionally substituted with one or more R11;
R18 is independently selected from the group consisting of —CONH2, —CON(C1-C6 alkyl), —CON(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —CONH—OH, —CONH—NH2, —CO2H, and —CO2(C1-C6 alkyl);
R19 is hydrogen or C1-C6 alkyl;
R27 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 haloalkyl, —NH2, —NH(C1-C6 alkyl), —N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —OH, C1-C6 alkoxy, C1-C6 haloalkoxy, —SH, —S(C1-C6 alkyl), hydroxy(C1-C6 alkyl), alkoxy(C1-C6 alkyl), amino(C1-C6 alkyl), —NHCO(C1-C6 alkyl), —NHCONH2, —NHCONH(C1-C6 alkyl), —OCO(C1-C6 alkyl), and —NHCO(C1-C6 alkoxy);
R28 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 haloalkyl, —NH2, —NH(C1-C6 alkyl), —N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —OH, C1-C6 alkoxy, C1-C6 haloalkoxy, —SH, —S(C1-C6 alkyl), hydroxy(C1-C6 alkyl), alkoxy(C1-C6 alkyl), and amino(C1-C6 alkyl);
R29 is C1-C6 alkyl or C1-C6 haloalkyl; and
each R11 is independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, —NO2,—CN, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 haloalkyl, —NH2, —NH(C1-C6 alkyl), —N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —OH, C1-C6 alkoxy, and C1-C6 haloalkoxy.

US Pat. No. 10,189,755

OLIGOMERIZATION OF ETHENE IN SUPERCRITICAL MODE

Evonik Degussa GmbH, Ess...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,754

BUTADIENE PRODUCTION SYSTEM AND BUTADIENE PRODUCTION METHOD

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,752

MOISTURE BARRIER COATINGS

SURFACE CHEMISTS OF FLORI...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,740

OPTICAL GLASS, PREFORM, AND OPTICAL ELEMENT

OHARA INC., Kanagawa (JP...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,738

BUSHING WITH RIBBED TIP PLATE

Johns Manville, Denver, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,732

ALGAL-SLUDGE GRANULE FOR WASTEWATER TREATMENT AND BIOENERGY FEEDSTOCK GENERATION

University of Massachuset...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,728

FLUID PURIFICATION METHODS, DEVICES, AND SYSTEMS

NxStage Medical, Inc., L...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,727

FLUID PURIFICATION METHODS, DEVICES, AND SYSTEMS

NxStage Medical, Inc., L...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,686

PNEUMATIC AND MANUAL CLUTCH OF POWER WINCH

Comeup Industries Inc., ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,681

ESCALATOR OR MOVING WALKWAY WITH AT LEAST ONE ACCESS MODULE

INVENTIO AG, Hergiswil (...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,669

POST-PROCESSING APPARATUS, POST-PROCESSING METHOD AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS WITH DETERMINATION OF WHETHER OR NOT TO PERFORM POST-PROCESSING

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A post-processing apparatus configured to perform post-processing, using an attached post-processing member, on a sheet received from an image forming apparatus, and one of a first post-processing member and a second post-processing member is selectively attached thereto as the post-processing member, comprising:a detection unit configured to detect a type of the attached post-processing member;
a control unit configured to receive an instruction from the image forming apparatus and control an execution of the post-processing using the attached post-processing member; and
a setting switch configured to receive, from a user, a setting of whether or not to enable the post-processing using the second post-processing member,
wherein the control unit is further configured to:
in a case where the type of the post-processing member detected by the detection unit corresponds to the first post-processing member, regardless of the setting of the setting switch, determine whether to execute the post-processing using the first post-processing member based on presence or absence of an instruction to execute the post-processing using the first post-processing member from the image forming apparatus, and
in a case where the type of the post-processing member detected by the detection unit corresponds to the second post-processing member, determine whether to execute the post-processing using the second post-processing member based on the setting of the setting switch.

US Pat. No. 10,189,647

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

THYSSENKRUPP INDUSTRIAL S...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,645

POSITIVE-DRIVE SPIRAL CONVEYOR

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,625

TAMPER-EVIDENT CONTAINER AND PROCESS FOR MAKING THE SAME

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,615

CHILD-RESISTANT CANISTER

Berry Plastics Corporatio...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,608

PLASTIC BAG AND PLASTIC BAG MAKING APPARATUS

Totani Corporation, Kyot...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,583

DEPLOYABLE SHEET MATERIAL SYSTEMS AND METHODS

ANALYTICAL MECHANICS ASSO...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,542

BICYCLE REAR DERAILLEUR

LEE CHI ENTERPRISES COMPA...

1. A bicycle rear derailleur, which is adapted to be mounted on a bicycle frame, comprising:a parallel linkage mechanism, which comprises a base, a linkage assembly, and a movable member, wherein the base is adapted to be mounted on the bicycle frame; the linkage assembly is pivotally connected to and between the base and the movable member in a way that the movable member is movable relative to the base; the movable member has a chamber;
a pivot shaft provided within the chamber, wherein the pivot shaft is pivotally rotatable relative to the movable member;
a chain guide fixed around the pivot shaft;
a restriction assembly comprising a first ratchet gear, a second ratchet gear, and an elastic member, wherein the first ratchet gear fits around the pivot shaft, and is not rotatable relative to the pivot shaft; the second ratchet gear rotatably fits around the pivot shaft, and teeth thereof match teeth of the first ratchet gear; the elastic member is provided within the chamber with an end thereof abutting against either the first ratchet gear or the second ratchet gear to keep the first ratchet gear and the second ratchet gear contacting with each other; and
a friction assembly provided within the chamber to provide a rotational friction on the second ratchet gear;
whereby, when the chain guide swings toward a first direction by a force, the pivot shaft and the first ratchet gear are driven to rotate toward the first direction, and the teeth of the first ratchet gear and the teeth of the second ratchet gear are disengaged from each other, so that the first ratchet gear and the second ratchet gear are relatively rotatable; when the chain guide swings toward a second direction which is opposite to the first direction by another force, the teeth of the first ratchet gear and the teeth of the second ratchet restrict each other, so that the first ratchet gear and the second ratchet gear are not relatively rotatable.

US Pat. No. 10,189,536

BICYCLE DISC BRAKE CALIPER

SHIMANO INC., Sakai (JP)...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,527

FUEL SUPPLY DEVICE OF MOTORCYCLE

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,505

SIDE BODY STRUCTURE OF VEHICLE

Mazda Motor Corporation, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,462

HYBRID VEHICLE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

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