US Pat. No. 10,479,900

VO2 AND V2O5 NANO- AND MICRO-MATERIALS AND PROCESSES OF MAKING AND USES OF SAME

The Research Foundation f...

1. A method for making VO2 nano-material or micro-material having an M1 phase structure and oxygen stoichiometry that deviates 2% or less from theoretical stoichiometry,wherein the VO2 nano-material or micro-material exhibits a metal-insulator transition and 80% or more of the total change in resistivity resulting from the metal-insulator transition occurs over a range of 5° C. or less, comprising:
a) providing a solid V3O7.H2O nano-material or micro-material and hydrothermally reducing the solid V3O7.H2O nano-material or micro-material with water and, optionally, one or more agents selected from the group consisting of:
i) a C1-C8 linear or branched, substituted or unsubstituted, mono- or di-alcohol;
ii) a C1-C8 linear or branched, substituted or unsubstituted mono- or di-carboxylic acid; and
iii) a C1-C4 linear or branched, substituted or unsubstituted dialkyl-CO to produce a mixture of VO2 (A) and VO2 (B) nano- or micro-material;
b) filtering and washing the product from a) to isolate the mixture of VO2 (A) and VO2 (B) nano-material or micro-material;
c) annealing the isolated mixture of VO2 (A) and VO2 (B) nano-material or micro-material under an inert atmosphere at a temperature of at least 450° C.; and
d) cooling the product of c) to produce VO2 nano-material or micro-material in the M1 phase.

US Pat. No. 10,479,897

PRODUCING AN APPARATUS BY COVERING AN ELECTRONIC COMPONENT WITH A CONFORMAL COATING CONTAINING METAL NANOPARTICLES

International Business Ma...

1. A method for producing an apparatus, comprising the steps of:providing an electronic component mounted on a substrate and electrically connected by metal conductors;
applying a conformal coating composition in an at least partially uncured state over the electronic component and the substrate, wherein the conformal coating composition comprises a polymer and metal nanoparticles blended with the polymer, wherein the metal nanoparticles have an average diameter within the range of 5 nm to 200 nm, and wherein the concentration of the metal nanoparticles in the conformal coating composition is approximately 5 wt % of the conformal coating and provides a level of electrical conduction sufficiently below the electric conducting percolation threshold to avoid shorting of the electronic component and the substrate; and
curing the conformal coating composition applied over the electronic component and the substrate to produce a conformal coating that overlies the metal conductors.

US Pat. No. 10,479,894

SOLUTION FOR FABRICATING NANO PARTICLES

SK Innovation Co., Ltd., ...

1. A solution for forming metal nano particles, comprising:a compound having the following chemical formula:

wherein M is a metal atom of gold (Au), R is (—CH2—)n, F is selected from the group consisting of sulfur (S), nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P), X is a silyl group, Y represents an oxidation state of the metal atom in the compound of +1, m is a natural number ranging from 1 to 10, and n is a natural number ranging from 1 to 15;
a solvent; and
a stabilizer for preventing metal atoms from being precipitated in the solvent.

US Pat. No. 10,479,857

STORAGE-STABLE IMPREGNATING RESINS AND ELECTRICAL INSULATING TAPES

Siemens Aktiengesellschaf...

1. An anhydride-free impregnating resin for an electrical insulation body, wherein the impregnating resin comprises:an epoxy resin, a hardener and nanosize and/or microsize inorganic particles,
wherein the hardener is selected from the group consisting of a substituted guanidine, an aromatic diamine, an N-acylimidazole, a metal salt complex of an imidazole, a carboxylic hydrazide, a triazine derivative, melamine, a melamine derivative, a cyanoacetyl compound, an N-cyanoacylamide compound, an acylthiopropylphenol, a urea derivative, an aliphatic diamine, a cycloaliphatic diamine, an aliphatic polyamine, a cycloaliphatic polyamine and mixtures thereof,
wherein the hardener is suspended in a solid state in the epoxy resin.

US Pat. No. 10,479,850

SHAPE FORMING PROCESS AND APPLICATION THEREOF FOR CREATING STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS AND DESIGNED OBJECTS

1. A device comprising:a fiber source to supply a continuous length of fiber to one or more target locations;
a fiber guide to control a movement of the fiber from the fiber source along 3-axes and one or more rotational axes;
a resin delivery mechanism positioned to deposit liquefied resin to the one or more target locations and on the fiber;
a rotatable stage to provide rotational movement in X and Y directions for manipulating the fiber at the one or more target locations;
an energy source positioned to provide energy to resin deposited and cured at the given target location, sufficient to liquefy a tip portion; and
a controller to position curation of the deposited resin at the given target location, so that with manipulation of the fiber at the one or more target locations, the liquified resin is structured into a three-dimensional structural element of a larger body.

US Pat. No. 10,479,845

PROCESS FOR PREPARING A HALOGENATED ELASTOMER WITH IMPROVED MOONEY VISCOSITY STABILITY

ExxonMobil Chemical Paten...

1. A method of preparing a brominated elastomer, the method comprising:(a) polymerizing a C4 to C7 isomonoolefin and at least one monomer or other polymerizable unit to obtain a C4 to C7 isomonoolefin derived elastomer;
(b) adding a first portion of a Mooney stabilizer to the C4 to C7 isomonoolefin derived elastomer;
(c) contacting the C4 to C7 isomonoolefin derived elastomer with a halogenating agent and an emulsion in a bromination unit to form a brominated elastomer effluent, wherein an optional portion of the Mooney stabilizer is added to the bromination unit, wherein the emulsion comprises an oxidizing agent, water, solvent, and surfactant;
(d) adding a portion of the Mooney stabilizer to the brominated elastomer effluent;
(e) neutralizing the brominated elastomer effluent with a neutralizing agent and water to form a neutralized effluent, wherein an optional portion of the Mooney stabilizer is added to the neutralized effluent;
(f) volatizing a hydrocarbon solvent from the neutralizing effluent to form a brominated elastomer slurry;
(g) recovering a brominated elastomer from the brominated elastomer slurry, wherein an optional portion of the Mooney stabilizer is added to the recovered brominated elastomer.

US Pat. No. 10,479,844

POLYMERIZABLE COMPOSITION AND OPTICALLY ANISOTROPIC BODY USING SAME

DIC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A method for producing a polymer product;providing a polymerizable composition; and
polymerizing the polymerizable composition, wherein the polymerizable composition comprising:
a) a polymerizable compound having one polymerizable group or two or more polymerizable groups and satisfying formula (I)
Re(450 nm)/Re(550 nm)<1.0  (I)(wherein Re(450 nm) is an in-plane retardation at a wavelength of 450 nm when the polymerizable compound having one polymerizable group is aligned on a substrate such that the direction of long axes of molecules of the polymerizable compound is horizontal to the substrate, and Re(550 nm) is an in-plane retardation at a wavelength of 550 nm when the polymerizable compound having one polymerizable group is aligned on the substrate such that the direction of the long axes of the molecules of the polymerizable compound is horizontal to the substrate); andb) at least one fluorosurfactant selected from the group consisting of copolymers (III) having a weight average molecular weight of 2,500 to 30,000 and each obtained by copolymerizing essential monomers including a polymerizable monomer containing a fluorine atom and a polymerizable monomer represented by general formula (B), having a solubility parameter (SP value) of 8.9 to 10.5 (cal/cm3)0.5, and satisfying the following formula (1A):
1.00<100×(s+t+u)/MB<2.10  (1A)(wherein s is an integer of 1 or more; t and u are each an integer of 0 or 1 or more; and MB is the molecular weight of the polymerizable monomer represented by general formula (B)):(wherein R is a hydrogen atom or a methyl group; X, Y, and Z are each independently an alkylene group; s is an integer of 1 or more; t and u are each an integer of 0 or 1 or more; and W is a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, or an aryl group).

US Pat. No. 10,479,841

OXIDIZED SOY POLYSACCHARIDE

Solae Company LLC

1. A composition comprising an oxidized water soluble soy polysaccharide compound, wherein the compound is produced by contacting a water insoluble soy polysaccharide under aqueous conditions with:(i) at least one N-oxoammonium salt,
(ii) at least one periodate compound, and/or
(iii) at least one peroxide compound;
wherein the water insoluble soy polysaccharide comprises arabinose, galactose, xylose, and galacturonic acid as a majority of constituent monosaccharide monomeric units.

US Pat. No. 10,479,827

MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY REACTING WITH GLYCOPEPTIDE, AND USE THEREOF

SYSMEX CORPORATION, Kobe...

1. A monoclonal antibody, which reacts with a glycopeptide of formula (1) (SEQ ID NO: 13), does not react with a glycopeptide of formula (2) (SEQ ID NO: 14), and does not react with a glycopeptide of formula (3) (SEQ ID NO: 15):
wherein said antibody comprises a heavy chain comprising three complementarity-determining regions (CDRs), which CDRs comprise the amino acid sequences of SEQ ID NOs: 1-3, respectively,
and wherein said antibody further comprises a light chain comprising three CDRs, which CDRs comprise the amino acid sequences of SEQ ID NOs: 4-6, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,479,807

SILYLATED PYRIMIDINE PRODRUGS AND METHODS OF THEIR USE

Epigenetics Phrama LLC, ...

1. A compound having the formula:
wherein R1, R2, R7, and R8 are independently selected from hydrogen or Si(R4)(R5)(R6), wherein R4, R5, and R6 are independently selected from hydrogen or alkyl, provided that at least one of R1, R2, R7, or R8 is Si(R4)(R5)(R6).

US Pat. No. 10,479,804

PREPARATION OF AMMONIUM OR PHOSPHONIUM BORATE SALTS

Gotion Inc., Fremont, CA...

1. A process for preparing an ammonium or phosphonium borate salt KA containing a cation K and an anion A, comprising the steps:(a) providing a melt of a borate salt K1A; and
(b) adding a solution of an ammonium or phosphonium salt KA1 in a solvent or solvent mixture (i),
wherein
K is an organic ammonium or phosphonium cation;
A is a borate anion of formula (Ia) or (Ib)

wherein Hal is halogen, and
is a bidentate radical derived from a 1,2-, 1,3- or 1,4-diol, from a 1,2-, 1,3- or 1,4-dicarboxylic acid or from a 1,2-, 1,3- or 1,4-hydroxycarboxylic acid by abstracting the two H atoms of pairs of adjacent OH groups of the respective diol, hydroxycarboxylic acid or dicarboxylic acid in 1,2-, 1,3- or 1,4-position;A1 is an organic or inorganic anion; and
K1 is an ammonium cation different from K.

US Pat. No. 10,479,796

SPIRO-OXAZOLONES

Hoffman-La Roche Inc., L...

1. A compound of formula I,
wherein
X1 is C—R1 or N;
X2 is C—R1 or N;
X3 is C—R1 or N;
X4 is C—R1, N or NO;
whereby only one of X1, X2, X3 and X4 is N;
R1 each separately is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halogen, hydroxy, C1-6-alkyl and C1-6-alkoxy;
R2 is selected from the group consisting of H and C1-6-alkyl;
R3 is selected from the group consisting of H and C1-6-alkyl;
or R2 and R3 together are ?O;
Y1 is C—R4 or N;
Y2 is C—R4 or N;
Y3 is C—R4 or N;
Y4 is C—R4 or N;
whereby only one of Y1, Y2, Y3 and Y4 is N;
R4 each separately is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halogen, halogen-C1-6-alkyl, hydroxy, C1-6-alkyl, C1-6-alkoxy and Si(C1-6-alkyl)3;
m is 1 or 2; and
n is 1;
or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,479,795

SUBSTITUTED IMIDAZO[2,1-F][1,2,4]TRIAZINES, SUBSTITUTED IMIDAZO[1,2-A]PYRIDINES AND SUBSTITUTED IMIDAZO[1,2-B]PYRIDAZINES AS PI3K-GAMMA INHIBITORS

Incyte Corporation, Wilm...

1. A method for treating a disease or disorder in a patient, wherein the disease or disorder is selected from the group consisting of a cardiovascular disease, a neurodegenerative disease, an autoimmune disease, an autoimmune disorder, and cancer, comprising administering to the patient in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of a compound of Formula (I):
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof; wherein:
X1 is N or CR1;
X2 is N or CR2;
X3 is N or CR3;
X4 is N or CR4;
X5 is N or CR5;
X6 is N or CR6;
X3, X4, X5 and X6 are not simultaneously N;
R7 is H or C1-6 alkyl optionally substituted with 1, 2 or 3 groups independently selected from halo, OH, oxo, CN, C3-6 cycloalkyl, 4-6 membered heterocycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl, C1-6 haloalkyl, C1-6 alkoxy, C1-6 haloalkoxy, NH2, C1-6 alkyl-NH—O and (C1-6 alkyl)2N—;
R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6 and R8 are each independently selected from H, D, halo, oxo, C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 alkoxy, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, C1-6 haloalkoxy, C6-10 aryl, C3-10 cycloalkyl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl, 4-14 membered heterocycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl-C1-4 alkyl-, C3-10 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkyl-, (5-14 membered heteroaryl)-C1-4 alkyl-, (4-14 membered heterocycloalkyl)-C1-4 alkyl-, CN, NO2, ORa1, SRa1, NHORa1, C(O)Ra1, C(O)NRa1Ra1, C(O)ORa1, OC(O)Ra1, OC(O)NRa1Ra1, NHRa1, NRa1Ra1, NRa1 C(O)Ra1, NRa1C(O)ORa1, NRa1C(O)NRa1Ra1, C(?NRa1)Ra1, C(?NRa1)NRa1Ra1, NRa1C(?NRa1)NRa1Ra1, NRa1C(?NOH)NRa1Ra1, NRa1C(?NCN)NRa1Ra1, NRa1S(O)Ra1, NRa1S(O)2Ra1, NRa1S(O)2NRa1Ra1, S(O)Ra1, S(O)NRa1Ra1, S(O)2Ra1, SF5, —P(O)Ra1Ra1, —P(O)(ORa1)(ORa1,B(ORa1)2 and S(O)2NRa1Ra1, wherein the C1-6alkyl, C1-6 alkoxy, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C6-10 aryl, C3-10 cycloalkyl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl, 4-14 membered heterocycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl-C1-4 alkyl-, C3-10 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkyl-, (5-14 membered heteroaryl)-C1-4 alkyl-, and (4-14 membered heterocycloalkyl)-C1-4 alkyl- of R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6 and R8 are each optionally substituted with 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 independently selected Rb substituents;
R9 is H, D, CN, C(O), NH2, —OH, —COOH, —NH(C1-6 alkyl), —NH(C1-6 alkyl)2, C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, C1-6 alkoxy or C1-6 haloalkoxy, wherein the C1-6 alkyl is optionally substituted with 1, 2 or 3 independently selected Rq substituents;
R10 is selected from H, C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, C1-6 alkoxy, C1-6 haloalkoxy, C6-10 aryl, C3-10 cycloalkyl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl, 4-14 membered heterocycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl-C1-4 alkyl-, C3-10 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkyl-, (5-14 membered heteroaryl)-C1-4 alkyl-, (4-14 membered heterocycloalkyl)-C1-4 alkyl-, ORa2, SRa2, NHORa2, C(O)Ra2, C(O)NRa2Ra2, C(O)ORa2, NHRa2, NRa2Ra2, NRa2C(O)Ra2, NRa2C(O)ORa2, NRa2C(O)NRa2Ra2, C(?NRa2)Ra2, C(?NRa2)NRa2Ra2, NRa2C(?NRa2)NRa2Ra2, NRa2S(O)Ra2, NRa2S(O)2Ra2, NRa2S(O)2NRa2Ra2, S(O)Ra2, S(O)NRa2Ra2, S(O)2Ra2, and S(O)2NRa2Ra2, wherein the C1-6 alkyl , C1-6 alkoxy, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C6-10 aryl, C3-10 cycloalkyl, 5-14 membered heteroaryl, 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl-C1-4 alkyl-, C3-10 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkyl-, (5-14 membered heteroaryl)-C1-4 alkyl-, and (4-14 membered heterocycloalkyl)-C1-4 alkyl- of R10 are each optionally substituted with 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8 independently selected Rb substituents;
L is

 wherein each R11 is independently H, C1-6 alkyl, or C3-10 cycloalkyl optionally substituted with 1 or 2 Rq substituents and wherein the single wavy line indicates the point of attachment to R10and the double wavy line indicates the point of attachment to the 6-membered ring A;
or when L is

 R10 and R11 optionally taken together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached, form 4 to 14 membered heterocycloalkyl or a 4 to 14 membered heterocycloalkyl-C1-4 alkyl- having 0 to 4 additional heteroatoms as a ring member, each of which is independently selected from N, O and S, wherein the 4 to 14-membered heterocycloalkyl formed by R10, R11 and N is optionally substituted with 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8 independently selected Rb substituents;
Ra1 and Ra2 are each independently selected from H, D, C1-6 alkyl, C1-4 haloalkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C6-10 aryl, C3-10 cycloalkyl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl, 4-14 membered heterocycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl-C1-4 alkyl-, C3-10 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkyl-, (5-10 membered heteroaryl)-C1-4 alkyl-, and (4-14 membered heterocycloalkyl)-C1-4 alkyl-, wherein the C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C6-10 aryl, C3-10 cycloalkyl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl, 4-14 membered heterocycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl-C1-4 alkyl-, C3-10 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkyl-, (5-10 membered heteroaryl)-C1-4 alkyl- and (4-14 membered heterocycloalkyl)-C1-4 alkyl- of Ra1 and Ra2 are each optionally substituted with 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 independently selected Rd substituents;
each Rb substituent is independently selected from D, halo, oxo, C1-4 alkyl, C1-6 alkoxy, C1-4 haloalkyl, C1-4 haloalkoxy, C6-10 aryl, C3-10 cycloalkyl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl, 4-14 membered heterocycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl-C1-4 alkyl-, C3-10 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkyl-, (5-10 membered heteroaryl)-C1-4 alkyl-, (4-14 membered heterocycloalkyl)-C1-4 alkyl-, CN, OH, NH2, NO2, NHORc, ORc, SRc, C(O)Rc, C(O)NRcRc, C(O)ORc, OC(O)Rc, OC(O)NRcRc, C(?NRc)NRcRc, NRcC(?NRc)NRcRc, NRcC(?NOH)NRc, NRcC(?NCN)NRcRc, SF5, —P(O)RcRc, —P(O)(ORc)(ORc), NHRc, NRcRc, NRcC(O)Rc, NRcC(O)ORc, NRcC(O)NRcRc, NRcS(O)Rc, NRcS(O)2Rc, NRcS(O)2NRcRc, S(O)Rc, S(O)NRcRc, S(O)2Rc or S(O)2NRcRc; wherein the C1-4 alkyl, C1-6 alkoxy, C1-4 haloalkyl, C1-4 haloalkoxy, C6-10 aryl, C3-10 cycloalkyl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl, 4-14 membered heterocycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl-C1-4 alkyl-, C3-10 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkyl-, (5-10 membered heteroaryl)-C1-4 alkyl-and (4-14 membered heterocycloalkyl)-C1-4 alkyl- of Rb are each further optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 independently selected Rd substituents;
each Rc is independently selected from H, D, C1-6 alkyl, C1-4 haloalkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C6-10 aryl, C3-10 cycloalkyl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl, 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl-C1-4 alkyl-, C3-10 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkyl-, (5-10 membered heteroaryl)-C1-4 alkyl-, and (4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl)-C1-4 alkyl-, wherein the C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C6-10 aryl, C3-10 cycloalkyl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl, 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl-C1-4 alkyl-, C3-10 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkyl-, (5-10 membered heteroaryl)-C1-4 alkyl- and (4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl)-C1-4 alkyl- of Rc are each optionally substituted with 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 independently selected Rf substituents;
each Rf is independently selected from C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 haloalkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C6-10 aryl, C3-10 cycloalkyl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl, 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl-C1-4 alkyl-, C3-10 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkyl-, (5-10 membered heteroaryl)-C1-4 alkyl-, and (4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl)-C1-4 alkyl-, halo, CN, NHORg, ORg, SRg, C(O)Rg, C(O)NRgRg, C(O)ORg, OC(O)Rg, OC(O)NRgRg, NHRg, NRgRg, NRgC(O)Rg, NRgC(O)NRgRg, NRgC(O)ORg, C(?NRg)NRgRg, NRgC(?NRg)NRgRg, NRgC(?NOH)NRgRg, NRgC(?NCN)NRgRg, SF5, —P(O)RgRg, —P(O)(ORg)(ORg), S(O)Rg, S(O)NRgRg, S(O)2Rg, NRgS(O)2Rg, NRgS(O)2NRgRg, and S(O)2NRgRg; wherein the C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 haloalkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C6-10 aryl, C3-10 cycloalkyl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl, 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl-C1-4 alkyl-, C3-10 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkyl-, (5-10 membered heteroaryl)-C1-4 alkyl-, and (4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl)-C1-4 alkyl- of Rf are each optionally substituted with 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 independently selected Rn substituents;
each Rn is independently selected from C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 haloalkyl, halo, CN, Ro, NHORo, ORo, SRo, C(O)Ro, C(O)NRoRo, C(O)ORo, OC(O)Ro, OC(O)NRoRo, NHRo, NRoRo, NRoC(O)Ro, NRoC(O)NRoRo, NRoC(O)ORo, C(?NRo)NRoRo,NRoC(?NRo)NRoRo, NRoC(?NOH)NRoRo, NroC(?NCN)NRoRo, SF5, —P(O)RoRo, —P(O)(ORo)(ORo), S(O)Ro, S(O)NRoRo, S(O)2Ro, NRoS(O)2Ro, NRoS(O)2NRoRo, and S(O)2NRoRo;
each Rd is independently selected from D, oxo, C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, halo, C3-10 cycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl, 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl-C1-4 alkyl-, C3-10 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkyl-, (5-10 membered heteroaryl)-C1-4 alkyl-, and (4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl)-C1-4 alkyl-, CN, NH2, NHORe, ORe, SRe, C(O)Re, C(O)NReRe, C(O)ORe, OC(O)Re, OC(O)NReRe, NHRe, NReRe, NReC(O)Re, NReC(O)NReRe, NReC(O)ORe, C(?NRe)NReRe, NReC(?NRe)NReRe, NReC(?NOH)NReRe, NReC(?NCN)NReRe, SF5, —P(O)ReRe, —P(O)(ORe)(ORe), S(O)Re, S(O)NReRe, S(O)2Re, NReS(O)2Re, NReS(O)2NReRe, and S(O)2NReRe, wheren the C1-6 alkyl, C3-10 cycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl, 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl-C1-4 alkyl-, C3-10 cycloalkyl -C1-4 alkyl-, (5-10 membered heteroaryl)-C1-4 alkyl-, and (4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl)-C1-4 alkyl- of Rd are each optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 independently selected Rf substituents;
each Rd is independently selected from H, D, CN, C1-6 alkyl, C1-4 haloalkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C6-10 aryl, C3-10 cycloalkyl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl, 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl-C1-4 alkyl-, C3-10 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkyl-, (5-10 membered heteroaryl)-C1-4 alkyl-, and (4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl)-C1-4 alkyl-, wherein the C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C6-10 aryl, C3-10 cycloalkyl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl, 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl-C1-4 alkyl-, C3-10 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkyl-, (5-10 membered heteroaryl)-C1-4 alkyl- and (4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl)-C1-4 alkyl- of Re are each optionally substituted with 1, 2 or 3 independently selected Rg substituents;
each Rg is independently selected from H, D, C1-6 alkyl, C1-4 haloalkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C6-10 aryl, C3-10 cycloalkyl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl, 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl-C1-4 alkyl-, C3-10 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkyl-, (5-10 membered heteroaryl)-C1-4 alkyl-, and (4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl)-C1-4 alkyl-, wherein the C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C6-10 aryl, C3-10 cycloalkyl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl, 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl-C1-4 alkyl-, C3-10 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkyl-, (5-10 membered heteroaryl)-C1-4 alkyl- and (4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl)-C1-4 alkyl- of Rg are each optionally substituted with 1, 2 or 3 independently selected Rp substituents;
each Rp is independently selected from C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 haloalkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C6-10 aryl, C3-10 cycloalkyl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl, 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl-C1-4 alkyl-, C3-10 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkyl-, (5-10 membered heteroaryl)-C1-4 alkyl-, and (4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl)-C1-4 alkyl-, halo, CN, NHORr, ORr, SRr, C(O)Rr, C(O)NRrRr, C(O)ORr, OC(O)Rr, OC(O)NRrRr, NHRr, NRrRr, NRrC(O)Rr, NRrC(O)NRrRr, NRrC(O)ORr, C(?NRr)NRrRr, NRrC(?NRr)NRrRr, NRrC(?NOH)NRrRr, NRrC(?NCN)NRrRr, SF5, —P(O)RrRr, —P(O)(ORr)(ORr), S(O)Rr, S(O)NRrRr, S(O)2Rr, NRrS(O)2Rr, NRrS(O)2NRrRr, and S(O)2NRrRr;
or any two Ra1 substituents together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached form a 4-, 5-, 6-, 7-, 8-, 9- or 10-membered heterocycloalkyl group optionally substituted with 1, 2 or 3 independently selected Rh substituents;
each Rh is independently selected from C1-6 alkyl, C3-10 cycloalkyl, 4-7 membered heterocycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl, 5-6 membered heteroaryl, C3-10 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkyl-, (5-6 membered heteroaryl)-C1-4 alkyl-, (4-7 membered heterocycloalkyl)-C1-4 alkyl-, C1-6 haloalkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, halo, CN, ORi, SRi, NHORi, C(O)Ri, C(O)NRiRi, C(O)ORi, OC(O)Ri, OC(O)NRiRi, NHRi, NRiRi, NRiC(O)Ri, NRiC(O)NRiRi, NRiC(O)ORi, C(?NRi)NRiRi, NRiC(?NRi)NRiRi, NRiC(?NOH)NRiRi, NRiC(?NCN)NRiRi, SF5, —P(O)Ri Ri, —P(O)(ORi)(ORi), S(O)Ri, S(O)NRiRi, S(O)2Ri, NRiS(O)2Ri, NRiS(O)2NRiRi, and S(O)2NRiRi, wherein the C1-6 alkyl, C3-10 cycloalkyl, 4-7 membered heterocycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl, 5-6 membered heteroaryl, C3-10 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkyl-, (5-6 membered heteroaryl)-C1-4 alkyl-, (4-7 membered heterocycloalkyl)-C1-4 alkyl- of Rh are each further optionally substituted by 1, 2, or 3 independently selected Rj substituents;
each Rj is independently selected from C3-6 cycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl, 5 or 6-membered heteroaryl, C2-4 alkenyl, C2-4 alkynyl, halo, C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 haloalkyl, CN, NHORk, ORk, SRk, C(O)Rk, C(O)NRkRk, C(O)ORk, OC(O)Rk, OC(O)NRkRk, NHRk, NRkRk, NRkC(O)Rk, NRkC(O)NRkRk, NRkC(O)ORk, C(?NRk)NRkRk, NRkC(?NRk)NRkRk, NRkC(?NOH)NRkRk, NRkC(?NCN)NRkRk, SF5, —P(O)RkRk, —P(O)(ORk)(ORk), S(O)Rk, S(O)NRkRk, S(O)2Rk, NRkS(O)2Rk, NRkS(O)2NRkRk, and S(O)2NRkRk; or two Rj groups attached to the same carbon atom of the 4to 10-membered heterocycloalkyl taken together with the carbon atom to which they attach form a C3-6 cycloalkyl or 4to 6-membered heterocycloalkyl having 1-2 heteroatoms as ring members selected from O, N or S;
or any two Ra2 substituents together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached form a 4-, 5-, 6-, 7-, 8-, 9- or 10-membered heterocycloalkyl group optionally substituted with 1, 2 or 3 Rh substituents;
or any two Rc substituents together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached form a 4-, 5-, 6-, or 7-membered heterocycloalkyl group optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 independently selected Rh substituents;
or any two Re substituents together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached form a 4-, 5-, 6-, or 7-membered heterocycloalkyl group optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 independently selected Rh substituents;
or any two Rg substituents together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached form a 4-, 5-, 6-, or 7-membered heterocycloalkyl group optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 independently selected Rh substituents;
or any two Ri substituents together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached form a 4-, 5- , 6-, or 7-membered heterocycloalkyl group optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 independently selected Rh substituents;
or any two Rk substituents together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached form a 4-, 5-, 6-, or 7-membered heterocycloalkyl group optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 independently selected Rh substituents;
or any two Ro substituents together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached form a 4-, 5-, 6-, or 7-membered heterocycloalkyl group optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 independently selected Rh substituents;
or any two Rr substituents together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached form a 4-, 5-, 6-, or 7-membered heterocycloalkyl group optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 independently selected Rh substituents;
each Ri, Rk, Ro or Rr is independently selected from H, D, C1-4 alkyl, C3-6 cycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl, 5 or 6-membered heteroaryl, C1-4 haloalkyl, C2-4 alkenyl, and C2-4 alkynyl, wherein the C1-4 alkyl, C3-6 cycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl, 5 or 6-membered heteroaryl, C2-4 alkenyl, and C2-4 alkynyl of Ri, Rk, Ro or Rr are each optionally substituted with 1, 2 or 3 independently selected Rq substituents;
each Rq is independently selected from D, OH, CN, —COOH, NH2, halo, C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, C1-6 alkoxy, C1-6 haloalkoxy, C1-4 alkylthio, phenyl, 5-6 membered heteroaryl, C3-6 cycloalkyl, 4-6 membered heterocycloalkyl, —CONHR12, —NHC(O)R12, —OC(O)R12, —C(O)OR12, —C(O)R12, —SO2R12, —NHSO2R12, —SO2NHR12 and NR2R2, wherein the C1-6 alkyl, phenyl, 4-6 membered heterocycloalkyl and 5-6 membered heteroaryl of Rq are each optionally substituted with OH, CN, —COOH, NH2, C1-6 alkoxy, C3-6 cycloalkyl or 4-6 membered heterocycloalkyl; and
each R12 is independently C1-6 alkyl;
provided that:
when R7 is C1-6 alkyl, R10-L- is other than cyclopropylsulfamoyl and methanesulfonamido;
when R7 is cyclopropylmethyl, R10-L- is other than methanesulfonamido;
when R7 is 2-(4-morpholino)ethyl, R10-L- is other than methanesulfonyl; and
the compound is other than 3-(8-aminoimidazo[1,2-a]pyridin-3-yl)-2-(1H-tetrazol-5-yl)benzenesulfonamide.

US Pat. No. 10,479,793

IMIDAZOPYRIDAZINE COMPOUNDS USEFUL AS MODULATORS OF IL-12, IL-23 AND/OR IFN ALPHA RESPONSES

Bristol-Myers Squibb Comp...

1. A compound of the formulawhereinR1 is —NHR2;
R2 is C1-C6 alkyl or C3-C8 cycloalkyl;
R3 is H, C1-C6 alkyl, hydroxy C1-C6 alkyl or mono or bicyclic C3-C8 cycloalkyl;
R4 is H, C1-C6 alkyl, mono or bicyclic C3-C6 cycloalkyl, phenyl, or pyridyl, any of said groups other than H substituted with 0-4 R7;
R5 is H or C1-C4 alkyl;
R7 is H, halo, CN, CF3, C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy, —CONH C1-C6 alkyl, —CONH halo C1-C6 alkyl, —CONH halo C1-C6 alkoxy, heteroaryl, or aryl, said aryl and heteroaryl groups substituted with 0-2 R8;
R8 is H, halo, CF3, C1-C4 alkyl or C1-C4 alkoxy;
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, tautomer or stereoisomer thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,479,791

HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUNDS AS ERK INHIBITORS

CHANGZHOU JIEKAI PHARMATE...

1. A compound of formula I:
and/or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof;
wherein:
X is C—R, wherein R is hydrogen, halo, alkyl, haloalkyl, —CN, or alkoxy;
Y is a monocyclic or 6,5-fused bicyclic aryl or heteroaryl optionally substituted with at least one group selected from halo, alkyl, alkenyl, alkoxy, alkynyl, aryl, cycloalkyl, heteroaryl, heterocyclyl, —OH, —CN, —COORa, —SO2NRaRb, —CONRaRb, and —NRaRb, wherein each of the group alkyl, alkenyl, alkoxy, alkynyl, aryl, cycloalkyl, heteroaryl and heterocyclyl is optionally substituted with at least one group selected from alkoxy, alkyl, halo, OH, —CN, —COORa, —SO2NRaRb, —CONRaRb, and —NRaRb;
R2 is hydrogen, aryl, —CONRaRb, alkyl, alkoxy, —COORa, cycloalkyl, heteroaryl, or heterocyclyl;
R3 is hydrogen, alkyl, aryl, cycloalkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, alkoxy, heteroaryl, or heterocyclyl;
wherein each of the alkyl, alkoxy, aryl, cycloalkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, heteroaryl, and heterocyclyl for R2 and/or R3 is optionally substituted with at least one group selected from —OH, alkoxy, halo, and alkyl;
Ra and Rb are independently H, alkyl, aryl, cycloalkyl, heterocyclyl, or heteroaryl, wherein each of the alkyl, aryl, cycloalkyl, heterocyclyl, and heteroaryl is optionally substituted with at least one group selected from halo, alkyl, haloalkyl, alkoxy, —C(O)alkyl, —SO2-alkyl, —OH, cycloalkyl, and heterocyclyl optionally substituted with at least one group selected from alkyl, —C(O)-alkyl, and —SO2-alkyl; or
Ra and Rb, together with the atoms to which they are attached, form a heterocyclic ring optionally substituted with at least one group selected from halo, alkyl, haloalkyl, alkoxy, and —OH; and
n is 1.

US Pat. No. 10,479,788

COMPOUNDS THAT INHIBIT MPS1 KINASE

Cancer Research Technolog...

1. A method of treating a proliferative disorder in a patient in need of such treatment, said method comprising administering to said patient a therapeutically effective amount of a compound according to formula Ic, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or solvate thereof:
wherein:
R1 is selected from chloro, (1-6C)alkyl, (1-8C)heteroalkyl, aryl, aryl(1-2C)alkyl, heteroaryl, heteroaryl(1-2C)alkyl, heterocyclyl, heterocyclyl(1-2C)alkyl, (3-8C)cycloalkyl, (3-8C)cycloalkyl(1-2C)alkyl, NR7R8, OR9, C(O)R9, C(O)OR9, OC(O)R9, N(R10)OR9, N(R10)C(O)OR9, C(O)N(R10)R9, N(R10)C(O)R9, S(O)pR9 (where p is 0, 1 or 2), SO2N(R10)R9, N(R10)SO2R9, N(R10)SOR9 and SON(R10)R9;
and wherein R1 is optionally substituted by one or more substituent groups selected from fluoro, chloro, trifluoromethyl, trifluoromethoxy, cyano, nitro, hydroxy, amino, carboxy, carbamoyl, sulphamoyl, (1-4C)alkyl, (1-4C)alkoxy, S(O)qCH3 (where q is 0, 1 or 2), methylamino or dimethylamino, aryl, aryl(1-2C)alkyl, heteroaryl, heteroaryl(1-2C)alkyl, heterocyclyl, heterocyclyl(1-2C)alkyl, (3-8C)cycloalkyl, and (3-8C)cycloalkyl(1-2C)alkyl,
and wherein any (1-4C)alkyl, (1-4C)alkoxy, aryl, heteroaryl, heterocyclyl, or (3-8C)cycloalkyl moiety present within a substituent group on R1 is optionally further substituted by fluoro, chloro, trifluoromethyl, trifluoromethoxy, cyano, nitro, hydroxy, amino, carboxy, carbamoyl, sulphamoyl, (1-4C)alkyl, NRaRb, ORa, C(O)Ra, C(O)ORa, OC(O)Ra, N(Rb)ORa, C(O)N(Rb)Ra, N(Rb)C(O)Ra, S(O)pRa (where p is 0, 1 or 2), SO2N(Rb)Ra, or N(Rb)SO2Ra, wherein Ra and Rb are each independently selected from H and (1-4C)alkyl;
R3 is hydrogen, (1-4C)alkyl, (3-6C)cycloalkyl, halo, CF3, CN or (1-4C)alkoxy;
R4 is hydrogen, (1-3C)alkyl, (1-3C)alkoxy, fluoro, chloro or CF3;
Ar has the formula:

wherein:
(i) all of A1, A2 and A3 are CH;
(ii) one of A1, A2 and A3 is N and the others are CH; or
(iii) two of A1, A2 and A3 are N and the other is CH;
R5 is selected from hydrogen, cyano, (1-3C)alkyl, (1-3C)fluoroalkyl, (1-3C)alkoxy, (1-3C)fluoroalkoxy, halo, (1-3C)alkanoyl, C(O)NR15R16 or S(O)2NR15R16, and wherein R15 and R16 are each independently selected from H and (1-3C)alkyl,
and wherein any alkyl or alkoxy moities present within a R5 substituent group are optionally further substituted by hydroxy or methoxy;
R6 is selected from halo, trifluoromethyl, trifluoromethoxy, cyano, nitro, hydroxy, amino, carboxy, carbamoyl, sulphamoyl, ureido, (1-6C)alkyl, (2-6C)alkenyl, and (2-6C)alkynyl,
or R6 is a group of the formula:
-L1-L2-R17
wherein
L1 is absent or a linker group of the formula —[CR18R19]n— in which n is an integer selected from 1, 2, 3 and 4, and R18 and R19 are each independently selected from hydrogen and (1-2C)alkyl;
L2 is absent or is selected from O, S, SO, SO2, N(R20), C(O), C(O)O, OC(O), CH(OR20), C(O)N(R20), N(R20)C(O), N(R20)C(O)N(R21), S(O)2N(R20), and N(R21)SO2, wherein R20 and R21 are each independently selected from hydrogen and (1-2C)alkyl; and
R17 is (1-6C)alkyl, aryl, aryl-(1-6C)alkyl, (3-6C)cycloalkyl, (3-6C)cycloalkyl-(1-4C)alkyl, heteroaryl, heteroaryl-(1-4C)alkyl, heterocyclyl, or heterocyclyl-(1-4C)alkyl;
and wherein R17 is optionally further substituted by one or more substituent groups independently selected from oxo, halo, cyano, nitro, hydroxy, NR22R23, (1-4C)alkoxy, (1-4C)alkyl, (3-8C)cycloalkyl, (3-8C)cycloalkyl-(1-3C)alkyl, (1-5C)alkanoyl, (1-5C)alkylsulphonyl, heterocyclyl, heterocyclyl-(1-2C)alkyl, heteroaryl, heteroaryl-(1-2C)alkyl, CONR22R23, and SO2NR22R23; wherein R22 and R23 are each independently selected from hydrogen, (1-4C)alkyl, (3-6C)cycloalkyl and (3-6C)cycloalkyl(1-2C)alkyl;
and wherein when said substituent group comprises an alkyl, cycloalkyl, heterocyclyl or heteroaryl moiety then said moiety is optionally further substituted by hydroxy, fluoro, chloro, cyano, CF3, OCF3, (1-2C)alkyl, (1-2C)alkoxy, SO2(1-2C)alkyl or NReRf (where Re and Rf are each independently selected from hydrogen, (1-3C)alkyl, (3-6C)cycloalkyl, and (3-6C)cycloalkyl(1-2C)alkyl);
or R17 is a group having the formula:
-L3-L4-R24
wherein L3 is absent or a linker group of the formula —[CR25R26]n— in which n is an integer selected from 1, 2, 3 and 4, and R25 and R26 are each independently selected from hydrogen and (1-2C)alkyl;
L4 is absent or is selected from O, S, SO, SO2, N(R27), C(O), C(O)O, OC(O), CH(OR27), C(O)N(R27), N(R27)C(O), N(R27)C(O)N(R28), S(O)2N(R27), and N(R28)SO2, wherein R27 and R28 are each independently selected from hydrogen and (1-2C)alkyl; and
R24 is (1-6C)alkyl, aryl, aryl-(1-6C)alkyl, (3-6C)cycloalkyl, (3-6C)cycloalkyl-(1-4C)alkyl, heteroaryl, heteroaryl-(1-4C)alkyl, heterocyclyl, or heterocyclyl-(1-4C)alkyl;
R8 and R9 are each independently selected from hydrogen, (1-6C)alkyl, (1-6C)alkoxy, (3-9C)cycloalkyl, (3-9C)cycloalkyl-(1-2C)alkyl, aryl, aryl-(1-2C)alkyl, heterocyclyl, heterocyclyl-(1-2C)alkyl, heteroaryl, and heteroaryl-(1-2C)alkyl; and wherein R8 and R9 are optionally further substituted by one or more substituents selected from hydroxy, fluoro, chloro, cyano, CF3, OCF3 (1-2C)alkyl and (1-2C)alkoxy;
R7 and R10 are independently selected from hydrogen, (1-6C)alkyl, (3-6C)cycloalkyl, and (3-6C)cycloalkyl-(1-2C)alkyl; and wherein R7 and R10 are optionally further substituted by one or more substituents selected from hydroxy, fluoro, chloro, cyano, CF3, OCF3, (1-2C)alkyl and (1-2C)alkoxy;
subject to the proviso that
R6 is not methoxy when R1 is S(O)2R9 and R9 is heterocyclyl; and
wherein the proliferative disorder is a cancer selected from lung, colon, breast, ovarian, prostate, liver, pancreas, brain or skin cancer.

US Pat. No. 10,479,783

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR INHIBITION OF THE JAK PATHWAY

Rigel Pharmaceuticals, In...

3. A pharmaceutical composition comprising the compound according to claim 1.

US Pat. No. 10,479,778

SUBSTITUTED PYRROLES ACTIVE AS KINASES INHIBITORS

NERVIANO MEDICAL SCIENCES...

1. A compound of formula (I):
wherein:
Ring W is a pyrrole;
R1 is a substituted aryl;
R2 is CN or CONR6R7 wherein R6 and R7 are independently hydrogen or an optionally substituted group selected from straight or branched C1-C6 alkyl, straight or branched C2-C6 alkenyl, straight or branched C2-C6 alkynyl, C3-C7 cycloalkyl, cycloalkyl-alkyl, aryl, aryl-alkyl, heteroaryl, heteroaryl-alkyl, heterocyclyl and heterocyclyl-alkyl, or R6 and R7, taken together with the nitrogen atom to which they are bonded, may form an optionally substituted 5 to 7 membered heterocyclyl group optionally containing one additional heteroatom selected from N, O and S;
R3 is hydrogen, halo or an optionally substituted group selected from straight or branched C1-C6 alkyl, C3-C7 cycloalkyl, cycloalkyl-alkyl, heterocyclyl and heterocyclyl-alkyl;
R4 is an optionally substituted heteroaryl group selected from

wherein:
R8 is hydrogen or an optionally substituted group selected from straight or branched C1-C6 alkyl, straight or branched C2-C6 alkenyl, straight or branched C2-C6 alkynyl, C3-C7 cycloalkyl, cycloalkyl-alkyl, aryl, aryl-alkyl, heteroaryl, heteroaryl-alkyl, heterocyclyl and heterocyclyl-alkyl, COR9, CONR10R11 and SO2R12,
wherein:
R9 is a group optionally substituted selected from straight or branched C1-C6 alkyl, straight or branched C2-C6 alkenyl, straight or branched C2-C6 alkynyl, C3-C7 cycloalkyl, cycloalkyl-alkyl, aryl, aryl-alkyl, heteroaryl, heteroaryl-alkyl, heterocyclyl and heterocyclyl-alkyl;
R10 and R11 are independently hydrogen or an optionally substituted group selected from straight or branched C1-C6 alkyl, straight or branched C2-C6 alkenyl, straight or branched C2-C6 alkynyl, C3-C7 cycloalkyl, cycloalkyl-alkyl, aryl, aryl-alkyl, heteroaryl, heteroaryl-alkyl, heterocyclyl and heterocyclyl-alkyl, or R10 and R11, taken together with the nitrogen atom to which they are bonded, may form an optionally substituted 5 to 7 membered heterocyclyl group optionally containing one additional heteroatom selected from N, O and S;
R12 is a group optionally substituted selected from straight or branched C1-C6 alkyl, straight or branched C2-C6 alkenyl, straight or branched C2-C6 alkynyl, C3-C7 cycloalkyl, cycloalkyl-alkyl, aryl, aryl-alkyl, heteroaryl, heteroaryl-alkyl, heterocyclyl and heterocyclyl-alkyl;
R5 is hydrogen, halo or an optionally substituted group selected from straight or branched C1-C6 alkyl, C3-C7 cycloalkyl, cycloalkyl-alkyl, heterocyclyl and heterocyclyl-alkyl;
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,479,775

PPAR AGONISTS, COMPOUNDS, PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS, AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

Mitobridge, Inc., Cambri...

1. A compound having the structure of Formula (Ibb):
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein:
R1 is hydrogen, halogen, —C1-C4-alkyl, —C1-C4-haloalkyl, —CN, —C1-C4-alkoxy, —C1-C4-haloalkoxy, or —C3-C6-cycloalkyl;
R2 is hydrogen, halogen, —CN, —C1-C4-alkyl, —C1-C4-haloalkyl, —C3-C6-cycloalkyl, —C1-C4-alkoxy, —C1-C4-haloalkoxy, —S(C1-C4-alkyl), —SO2(C1-C4-alkyl), 5- or 6-membered heterocyclyl, aryl, 5-membered heteroaryl, —?—R2A, —O(CH2)mR2B, —NH(C1-C4-alkyl), —N(C1-C4-alkyl)2, or —C(O)(C1-C4-alkyl), wherein aryl and heteroaryl are optionally substituted with halogen, —OH, —CN, C1-C4-alkyl, formyl, acetyl, acetoxy, or carboxy, and wherein m is an integer having value of 1, 2, or 3;
R2A and R2B are each independently —C1-C4-alkyl, —C1-C4-haloalkyl, or —C3-C6-cycloalkyl;
each R20 is independently hydrogen, halogen, —C1-C4-alkyl, —CN, or —C1-C4-alkoxy; and
x is an integer having a value of 1 or 2.

US Pat. No. 10,479,771

PYRIDAZINONE AND PYRIDONE COMPOUNDS

BIOTIE THERAPIES CORPORAT...

1. A method for treating a SSAO/VAP-1 related disease comprising administering to a patient in need thereof an effective amount of a composition comprising a compound of general formula (I?), or pharmaceutically acceptable salt, hydrate, or solvate thereof,
wherein
X is CH;
R1 is phenyl, optionally substituted with R11,
wherein R11 is selected from the group consisting of halogen, halo-C1-3-alkyl, and C1-6-alkoxy;
R2 is H or triazolyl;
(i) X3 is O or S, and
R3 is selected from the group consisting of H, C1-6-alkyl, C2-6-alkenyl, and phenyl, said phenyl being optionally substituted one or more times with R31, each R31 is independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, halo-C1-3-alkyl and C1-6-alkoxy; or
(ii) X3 is NR3?, and
R3 and R3? together with the nitrogen, to which they are attached, form a 5 or 6 membered saturated heterocyclic ring, —N3, or triazole, said triazole being optionally substituted with R32, wherein R32 is selected from the group consisting of phenyl, C1-6-alkyl, and —CO2(C1-3-alkyl); or
R3? is H or C1-3-alkyl, and
R3 is selected from the group consisting of H; C1-6-alkyl; C2-6-alkenyl; C2-6-alkynyl; C3-6-cycloalkyl-C1-6-alkyl; C3-6-cycloalkyl; cyano-C1-6-alkyl; amino-C1-6-alkyl; benzyl; pyridyl; saturated 5 or 6 membered heterocyclic ring having 1 to 2 heteroatoms selected from N, O, and S, and wherein said N is optionally substituted with C1-6-alkyl; R33R33?N—C1-6-alkylenyl; and phenyl, said phenyl being optionally substituted 1 to 3 times with R34;
wherein
R33 and R33? are both C1-3-alkyl, or R33 and R33? together with the nitrogen, to which they are attached, form a saturated 5 or 6 membered heterocyclic ring optionally comprising one further heteroatom selected from N, O, and S;
each R34 is independently selected from the group consisting of NR35R35?, hydroxy and C1-6-alkoxy; or two adjacent R34 together with the carbon atoms, to which they are attached, form a 5 or 6 membered fused heterocyclic ring comprising 1 or 2 heteroatom(s) each independently selected from N, O and S;
wherein R35 and R35? are both H or C1-6-alkyl; or R35 and R35? together with the nitrogen, to which they are attached, form a 5 or 6 membered saturated heterocyclic ring optionally further comprising as a ring member O, S, N, or NR36, wherein R36 is H, C1-6-alkyl or benzoyl;
R4 is selected from the group consisting of —CN; —C(?O)X4R41; phenyl, wherein said phenyl is optionally substituted with R42; and an 5 or 6 membered unsaturated heterocyclic ring having 1 to 4 heteroatoms each independently selected from N, O and S and being optionally substituted one or more times with R43;
wherein X4 is 0, S, or NH; and
R41 is selected from the group consisting of H, C1-6-alkyl, R44R44?N—C1-6-alkylenyl, and —NHR45,
wherein R44 and R44? are both H or C1,6-alkyl; or R44 and R44? together with the nitrogen, to which they are attached, form a 5 or 6 membered saturated heterocyclic ring; and
R45 is H or imino-C1-6alkyl; or
X4 and R41 taken together form —N?CR46R47, wherein
R46 is H or methyl, and
R47 is di(C1-3-alkyl)amino;
R42 is selected from the group consisting of halogen, halo-C1-3-alkyl, and C1-6-alkoxy;
each R43 is independently selected from the group consisting of OH, SH, and methyl, and
wherein the SSAO/VAP-1 related disease is selected from the group consisting of diabetic kidney disease, renal fibrosis, neointimal and medial fibrosis, vascular stenosis, restenosis, arterial fibrosis, arthrofibrosis, liver fibrosis, arthritis, multiple sclerosis and lung inflammation.

US Pat. No. 10,479,770

PHOSPHATIDYLINOSITOL 3-KINASE INHIBITORS

Gilead Sciences, Inc., F...


or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,479,767

SUBSTITUTED HETEROARYL COMPOUND, COMPOSITION CONTAINING SAME, AND APPLICATION THEREOF

Shenzhen TargetRx, Inc., ...

1. A substituted heteroaryl compound, which is a heteroaryl compound represented by Formula (I), or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,
wherein R1, R2, R9, R10, R11, R12, and R13 are each independently hydrogen, or deuterium; and
R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, and R8 are each hydrogen;
provided that at least one of R1, R2, R9, R10, R11, R12, and R13 is deuterium.

US Pat. No. 10,479,766

DEUTERATED CFTR POTENTIATORS

Verex Pharmaceuticals (Eu...

1. A process for preparing Compound 106
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, comprising reacting Compound 12

with Compound 6

wherein any atom not designated as deuterium is present at its natural isotopic abundance, wherein the percentage of isotopic enrichment for each designated deuterium is at least 90%, and
optionally treating Compound 106 with a base to produce a pharmaceutically acceptable salt of Compound 106.

US Pat. No. 10,479,765

SUBSTITUTED N,2-DIARYLQUINOLINE-4-CARBOXAMIDES AND THE USE THEREOF AS ANTI-INFLAMMATORY AGENTS

BAYER PHARMA AKTIENGESELL...

1. A method for treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in a human or an animal, comprising administering to the human or animal in need thereof a compound of the formula (I)
in which
RA is hydrogen, halogen, pentafluorosulfanyl, cyano, nitro, (C1-C4)-alkyl, hydroxyl, (C1-C4)-alkoxy, amino or a group of the formula —NH—C(?O)—R6, —NH—C(?O)—NH—R6 or —S(?O)—R7,
where (C1-C4)-alkyl and (C1-C4)-alkoxy may be up to trisubstituted by fluorine,
and in which
R6 is hydrogen or (C1-C4)-alkoxy which may be up to trisubstituted by fluorine,
R7 is (C1-C4)-alkyl which may be substituted by hydroxyl, methoxy or ethoxy or up to trisubstituted by fluorine,
and
n is the number 0, 1 or 2,
D is C—Rb or N,
E is C—RE or N,
G is C—RG or N,
where not more than two of the ring members D, E and G at the same time are N,
and in which
RD and RE are each independently hydrogen, fluorine, chlorine, methyl, trifluoromethyl, methoxy or trifluoromethoxy,
and
RG is hydrogen, fluorine, chlorine, bromine, methyl or trifluoromethyl,
Z is OH or a group of the formula —NH—R8, —NH—SO2R9 or —NH—SO2—NR10AR10B, in which
R8 is hydrogen or (C1-C4)-alkoxy which may be up to trisubstituted by fluorine,
R9 is (C1-C4)-alkoxy which may be up to trisubstituted by fluorine, or phenyl,
and
R10A and R10B are each independently hydrogen or (C1-C4)-alkyl which may be up to trisubstituted by fluorine,
R1 is halogen, trifluoromethoxy, (trifluoromethyl)sulfanyl, pentafluorosulfanyl, (C1-C4)-alkyl, trimethylsilyl, cyclopropyl or cyclobutyl,
where (C1-C4)-alkyl may be up to trisubstituted by fluorine
and
cyclopropyl and cyclobutyl may be up to disubstituted by fluorine,
R2, R3 and R4 are each independently hydrogen, fluorine, chlorine, methyl or trifluoromethyl,
R5 is (C1-C4)-alkyl which may be up to trisubstituted by fluorine, or is fluorine, chlorine, methoxy or cyclopropyl,
and
Ar is phenyl which may be mono- or disubstituted identically or differently by fluorine and chlorine, or is pyridyl or thienyl,and an N-oxide, salt, solvate, salt of the N-oxide and solvate of the N-oxide and salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,479,744

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING HIGHLY PURE CHLORINATED ALKANE

SPOLEK PRO CHEMICKOU A HU...

1. A method of synthesizing 1,1,2,3-tetrachloropropene, comprising:obtaining a feedstock of a 1,1,1,2,3-pentachloropropane composition by feeding a chlorinated alkene into a reaction zone;
contacting the chlorinated alkene with chlorine in said reaction zone to produce a reaction mixture containing the chlorinated alkane and the chlorinated alkenea;
extracting a portion of the reaction mixture from the reaction zone, thereby providing an extracted reaction mixture, wherein the molar ratio of chlorinated alkane:chlorinated alkene in the extracted reaction mixture does not exceed 95:5,
wherein the extracted reaction mixture comprises:
the 1,1,1,2,3-pentachloropropane in amounts of at least 99.7%;
oxygenated organic compounds in amounts of less than about 500 ppm;
isomers of the C3-6 chlorinated alkane in amounts less than about 500 ppm;
non-isomeric alkane impurities in amounts of less than about 500 ppm;
chlorinated alkenes in amounts of less than about 500 ppm;
water in amounts of less than about 500 ppm;
inorganic compounds of chlorine in amounts of less than about 100 ppm;
brominated organic compounds in amounts of less than about 100 ppm; and
iron in amounts of less than about 100 ppm; and
contacting the 1,1,1,2,3-pentachloropropane composition with a metal catalyst in a dehydrochlorination zone in the liquid phase at a temperature of between about 60° C. to about 300° C.

US Pat. No. 10,479,743

PROCESS FOR THE SEPARATION OF ETHYLBENZENE

SCG Chemicals Company Lim...

1. A process for separation of ethylbenzene from a mixture comprising C8 aromatics comprising:distilling the mixture comprising C8 aromatics in the presence of an extractive agent;
wherein the extractive agent comprises a chlorinated aromatic compound and an organic compound selected from the group consisting of furandione derivatives and organic nitriles;
wherein the extractive agent comprises 5 to 20 percent by weight of the organic compound; and
wherein a weight ratio of the extractive agent to the mixture comprising C8 aromatics is in the range of 0.2:1 to 20:1.

US Pat. No. 10,479,742

LIQUID PHASE XYLENE ISOMERIZATION IN THE ABSENCE OF HYDROGEN

UOP LLC, Des Plaines, IL...

1. A process for the isomerization of an alkylaromatic feed mixture, comprising contacting the alkylaromatic feed mixture in a C8 isomerization zone, wherein the C8 isomerization zone comprises an isomerization stage wherein the alkylaromatic feed mixture contacts a catalyst comprising a UZM-54 zeolite, alumina, and an absence of metals, at isomerization conditions in a liquid phase in the complete absence of hydrogen to produce a product stream.

US Pat. No. 10,479,737

COMPOSITION CONTAINING N-BUTYL THIOPHOSPHORIC TRIAMIDE ADDUCTS AND REACTION PRODUCTS

Koch Agronomic Services, ...

1. A composition comprising a urea-formaldehyde concentrate (UFC) and one or more adducts of N-(n-butyl)thiophosphoric triamide (NBPT), urea, and formaldehyde, wherein the one or more adducts comprise about 1% by weight to about 70% by weight of the composition.

US Pat. No. 10,479,736

METHOD FOR IMPROVING PLANT GROWTH BY IRRIGATION WITH NUTRIENTS

Dirt 2 Soil LLC, Scottsd...

1. A method for enhancing plant growth, the method comprising the steps of:a) selecting a mobile, self-contained system for enhancing plant growth comprising:
i) a mobile structure comprising a plurality of wheels so that the system can be moved;
ii) a vessel supported by the structure for receiving water and nutrients, wherein the vessel can contain up to 600 gallons of water;
iii) a diaphragm pump supported by the structure and exterior to the vessel, the pump having a first discharge line and a second discharge line;
iv) a generator supported by the structure for powering the pump;
v) a vessel outlet from a bottom portion of the vessel to the pump; and
vi) an aerator for injecting air into the first discharge line for aerating the contents of the vessel supported by the structure;
wherein the first discharge line extends from the pump directly into the bottom portion of the vessel, such that the contents of the vessel can be recirculated by the pump from the vessel outlet back into the vessel through the first discharge line and the second discharge line extends from the pump and is adapted for discharging contents of the vessel directly into an irrigation system,
b) introducing into the vessel water and nutrient;
c) circulating the water and nutrient in the vessel with the pump by withdrawing the water and nutrient from the vessel through the vessel outlet, and pumping the withdrawn water and nutrient back into the vessel through the first discharge pipe, wherein air is sucked into the first discharge line by the aerator for aerating the water and nutrient in the vessel;
d) cease pumping the water and nutrient from the vessel through the #first discharge line;
e) moving the system;
f) after moving, coupling the second discharge line to an irrigation system or spray; and
g) pumping the water and nutrient in the vessel with the pump out of the vessel through the second discharge line.

US Pat. No. 10,479,735

PROCESS TO PRODUCE A COMMERCIAL SOIL ADDITIVE PREPARED FROM COMPOST AND IN SITU OXIDIZED SULPHUR AND SOIL ADDITIVE SO FORMED

GFL ENVIRONMENTAL INC., ...

1. A process for producing a commercial soil additive comprising:a) mixing a first compost composition with a source of elemental sulphur to form a mixed material, wherein the source of elemental sulphur comprises 90-99% elemental sulphur, said mixed material comprises 80-85% elemental sulphur;
b) forming at least one of a static or dynamic pile comprising the mixed material, thereby forming at least one first pile;
c) adding a second compost composition on top of the at least one first pile to form at least one second pile, wherein the second compost composition is 10-15% of the first compost composition; and
d) turning the at least one second pile until the mixed material is substantially homogenous and until there is microbial oxidation of the elemental sulphur therein to at least one sulphate to form the soil additive.

US Pat. No. 10,479,734

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR THERMALLY DEBINDERING A CELLULAR CERAMIC GREEN BODY

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A method for debindering a cellular ceramic green body comprising a top face and a bottom face with axial honeycomb channels extending therebetween, the method comprising:heating the green body in a circulating oxygen-containing atmosphere; and
selectively restricting circulation of the circulating oxygen-containing atmosphere to the green body with a flow modulation sleeve around a side of the cellular ceramic green body;
wherein the sleeve comprises a honeycomb body having a cavity into which the cellular ceramic green body can be placed.

US Pat. No. 10,479,730

FUSED SPINEL-ZIRCONIA GRAINS AND REFRACTORY PRODUCT OBTAINED FROM SAID GRAINS

1. Fused grains, in which:said grains comprise a matrix of a zirconia-spinel eutectic coating inclusions composed essentially of a zirconia phase or of a spinel phase,
said grains exhibit the following overall chemical composition, as percentages by weight expressed in the form of oxides:
more than 45.0% and less than 95.0% of ZrO2,
more than 3.0% and less than 40.0% of Al2O3,
more than 1.0% and less than 20.0% of MgO,
ZrO2, Al2O3 and MgO together represent at least 95.0% of the weight of said grains.

US Pat. No. 10,479,727

METHOD FOR OPERATING A PLANT FOR PRODUCING CEMENT

1. A method for operating a plant for producing cement clinker from raw meal having, viewed in the material flow direction, at least one calcinator for deacidifying the raw meal, and at least one rotary kiln for sintering the deacidified raw meal to form cement clinker, comprising the steps:flowing the deacidified raw meal, after passing the calcinator, via a cyclone preheating stage into the rotary kiln,
guiding exhaust gases of the rotary kiln into a reactor, which is arranged between the rotary kiln and calcinator, wherein superstoichiometric fuel is fed into the reactor in relation to the dwell time of the exhaust gases in the reactor, so that carbon dioxide contained in the exhaust gases is reduced to form carbon monoxide, and the guiding of the exhaust gases from the rotary kiln being provided in such a way that fluidized raw meal goes into the reactor and is not filtered out by cyclone traps,
controlling the temperature in the reactor by addition of superstoichiometric fuel, wherein the temperature in the reactor is reduced by the Boudouard reaction during the endothermic reduction of carbon dioxide with carbon from the fuel to form carbon monoxide, and,
regulating the exhaust gas quantity in the reactor by way of a flap system in the feed lines from the rotary kiln to the reactor and in a tertiary air line, wherein the regulating unit allocates a total air quantity, which originates from a clinker cooler connected downstream from the rotary kiln, so that the dwell time of the exhaust gas from the rotary kiln is sufficiently large that a maximum possible reduction of nitrogen oxides in the reactor occurs.

US Pat. No. 10,479,723

WINDOW WITH UV-TREATED LOW-COATING AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME

GUARDIAN GLASS, LLC., Au...

21. A method of making a coated article for use in a window, the method comprising:having a coated article including a glass substrate that supports a coating, the coating comprising at least one layer comprising silver located directly on and contacting a layer comprising zinc oxide, the coating further comprising a dielectric layer between at least the layer comprising zinc oxide and the glass substrate, and at least one upper dielectric layer located over at least the layer comprising silver so that the layer comprising silver is located between at least the upper dielectric layer and the glass substrate;
directing UV radiation from at least one UV source toward the coating and exposing the coating to UV radiation in order to reduce a sheet resistance of the coating;
wherein the layer comprising zinc oxide has a bandgap of from about 3.2 to 3.4 eV; and
wherein the coating has a sheet resistance (Rs) of no greater than 10 ohms/square after said UV exposing.

US Pat. No. 10,479,719

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CUTTING A GLASS SHEET

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A method of cutting a glass sheet, the method comprising:heating a heating element to a heat temperature;
positioning the glass sheet immediately adjacent to the heating element such that a cutting line of the glass sheet is aligned with the heating element;
engaging the glass sheet with a sharp-edged tool without forming a defect in the glass sheet; and
maintaining the glass sheet in position immediately adjacent to the heating element and engaged by the sharp-edged tool without relative motion between the glass sheet and the sharp-edged tool after engaging the glass sheet with the sharp-edged tool, whereby the glass sheet separates along the cutting line.

US Pat. No. 10,479,716

BIOREFINERY METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ISOLATED ENVIRONMENTS

University of Louisiana a...

1. A method for treating waste comprising the steps of:a. metabolically decomposing chemical oxygen demand of solid and liquid influents through anaerobic bacteria digestion, wherein said decomposition produces products comprising hydrogen, methane, liquid effluents, and solid effluents;
b. directing said liquid effluents and solid effluents into a tank, said tank housing aerobic bacteria, wherein said aerobic bacteria convert an organic fraction of said effluents into lipid-enriched content microbial solids and produce liquid-phase and gaseous-phase effluents;
c. employing a growth algal reactor wherein green algae attached to a turf matrix to remove nutrients from said liquid-phase effluent and scrub carbon dioxide from said gaseous effluents and wherein said employing step produces whole cells;
d. extracting lipids from said microbial solids and said whole cells; and
e. removing any residual chemicals from said liquid-phase and said gaseous-phase effluents using advanced adsorption polishing with a functionalized mesoporous adsorbent bed.

US Pat. No. 10,479,715

PROCESS FOR THE TREATMENT OF HIGH SULPHATE WATERS

1. A process for the treatment of sulphate-containing water, the process including:a first reaction stage within which ettringite is used to precipitate precipitated solids from the sulphate-containing water, the precipitated solids being selected from the group consisting of metal compounds, phosphate compounds, sulphate compounds and combinations thereof;
a suspended solids removal stage for removal of the precipitated solids produced by the first reaction stage;
a further reaction stage including ettringite production from partially-treated sulphate-containing water from the first reaction stage and the addition of an aluminum containing reagent;
a suspended solids removal stage for removal of precipitated solids produced by the further reaction stage;
a particle separation stage within which some or all of the precipitated solids that are removed within the suspended solids removal stage are separated into an aluminum hydroxide-rich product and a product containing a remainder of the precipitated solids removed by the suspend solids removal stage; and
recovery to the further reaction stage of a portion or all of the aluminum hydroxide-rich product as at least a portion of the aluminum containing reagent; and
recovery of the ettringite produced by the further reaction stage for use in the first reaction stage.

US Pat. No. 10,479,710

GRANULE-FORMING METHOD AND WASTE WATER TREATMENT METHOD

ORGANO CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A granule-forming method using a semi-batch reaction tank, the method comprising forming granules by repeatedly performing an operation cycle having an introduction step of introducing an organic matter-containing wastewater, a biological treatment step of biologically treating treatment target substances in the organic matter-containing wastewater by using a microbiological sludge, a settling step of allowing the microbiological sludge to settle, and a discharge step of discharging a biologically treated water that has been biologically treated, whereinthe operation cycle includes a first operation cycle for performing the biological treatment step at a first sludge load, and a second operation cycle, performed after the first operation cycle, for performing the biological treatment step at a second sludge load, and
the first sludge load is set such that a soluble BOD concentration inside the semi-batch reaction tank upon completion of the biological treatment step of the first operation cycle does not fall to a threshold value or below, and the second sludge load is set such that a soluble BOD concentration inside the semi-batch reaction tank upon completion of the biological treatment step of the second operation cycle does not exceed a threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,479,708

WASTE TREATMENT SYSTEM

EPIC CLEANTEC INC., San ...

1. A waste treatment method using a waste treatment system located in or near a commercial or multiple-unit residential building, comprising:removing water from solid waste in a liquid separator, thereby reducing water content of the solid waste to 30% or less;
transferring the solid waste from the liquid separator to a mixing tank connected to the liquid separator;
transferring the water from the liquid separator to a sanitization tank;
mixing the solid waste having a water content of 30% or less with an oxidizing agent in the mixing tank to cause an exothermic reaction and convert the solid waste to processed solid waste;
collecting heat from the exothermic reaction in a heat exchanger coupled with the mixing tank;
sanitizing the water from the liquid separator in the sanitizing tank; and
intermittently diverting the waste from a building sewer system away from the waste treatment system into a public sewer system.

US Pat. No. 10,479,697

CONTAINER FOR FILTER-AS-YOU-POUR SYSTEM

BRITA LP, Oakland, CA (U...

1. A filter-as-you-pour system configured to filter water as the water is poured from the system, the system comprising:a container body defining an internal storage volume extending from a top edge to a bottom floor of the container body and configured to hold the water;
a filter assembly attachable to the container body or a lid body, the filter assembly being disposed so as to be in a flow stream of the water as the water is poured from the container body through an outlet so that all water exiting through the outlet passes through the filter assembly to filter the water before exiting through the outlet;
wherein the internal storage volume defined from the top edge to the bottom floor of the container body is undivided when the container body and filter assembly are assembled, so as to not include a reservoir compartment for unfiltered water and another compartment for filtered water, with the filter assembly disposed between the two compartments; and
wherein filter media of the filter assembly comprises an activated carbon textile material wrapped around and in contact with a sidewall of an inner hollow core frame member to define a central hollow section and to present an annular curved surface to the water entering and passing through the annular curved surface of the filter assembly;
wherein the filter assembly includes an open and non-partitioned filter top extending from the central hollow section to freely pass the water through the open and non-partitioned filter top to the outlet;
wherein the system further comprises the lid body, the outlet being disposed in the lid body and a separate spaced apart inlet disposed in the lid body configured to receive the unfiltered water into the internal storage volume without flowing through a filter or a reservoir.

US Pat. No. 10,479,691

METHOD FOR RECOVERING SILICA FROM SILICA-CONTAINING PLANT BODY USING TITANIUM OXIDE

Rapas Corporation, Shiga...

1. A recovery method for silica, comprising bringing heated titanium oxide comprising titanium oxide granules into contact with a silica-containing plant body to obtain said silica, wherein the silica is 98% (wt) or more soluble silica and wherein the titanium oxide granules have the following characteristic (1) or (2):(1) a particle size distribution in the following range:
titanium oxide granules each having a particle size of 1.2 mm or more account for from 1 wt % to 50 wt %;
titanium oxide granules each having a particle size of from 0.5 mm to 1.2 mm account for from 40 wt % to 90 wt %; and
titanium oxide granules each having a particle size of 0.5 mm or less account for from 1 wt % to 20 wt %; or
(2) a particle size distribution in the following range:
titanium oxide granules each having a particle size of 1.2 mm or more account for from 10 wt % to 60 wt %; andtitanium oxide granules each having a particle size of from 0.5 mm to 1.2 mm account for from 40 wt % to 90 wt %.

US Pat. No. 10,479,688

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING NANOTUBE STRUCTURES

1. A system, comprising:a reservoir holding an aqueous volume of graphite feed stock material;
a rotating drum partially submerged within the aqueous volume of graphite feed stock material in the reservoir;
an ionizing radiation emitter adjacent to the drum and configured to emit ionizing radiation onto a portion of the graphite feed stock which is on the rotating drum as it rotates out of the aqueous volume in the reservoir, to remove non-carbon atoms from the graphite feed stock onto which the ionizing radiation is emitted by ionizing them into a gas.

US Pat. No. 10,479,683

OZONATED LIQUID DISPENSING UNIT

Food Safety Technology, L...

1. A mobile system for producing and applying an ozonated liquid, comprising:a tank for holding water;
an ozonated liquid dispensing unit, the ozonated liquid dispensing unit fluidly connected to the tank of water, the ozonated liquid dispensing unit comprising an ozone gas generator to generate ozone gas and an injector, wherein the injector injects the ozone gas from the ozone gas generator into the water supplied to the ozonated liquid dispensing unit from the tank to form ozonated liquid;
a reaction vessel fluidly connected to the ozonated liquid dispensing unit to receive the ozonated liquid from the ozonated liquid dispensing unit, the reaction vessel comprising a housing, the housing defining an interior, a first end comprising an entry port for the ozonated liquid, a second end comprising an exit port for the ozonated liquid, and a core positioned in the interior of the housing between the entry port and the exit port, and wherein the reaction vessel processes the ozonated liquid; and
an applicator in fluidic communication with the reaction vessel.

US Pat. No. 10,479,679

EXHAUST GAS CLEAN-UP SYSTEM EQUIPPED WITH POWER GENERATING FUNCTION

ATSUMITEC CO., LTD., Shi...

1. An exhaust gas clean-up system equipped with a power generating function, comprising:a steam reforming unit to produce hydrogen from exhaust gas supplied,
a hydrogen permeable membrane configured to allow only hydrogen produced by the steam reforming unit to pass through it,
a hydrogen storage unit configured to absorb hydrogen supplied through the hydrogen permeable membrane and release absorbed hydrogen,
a fuel cell configured to generate power using hydrogen supplied from the hydrogen storage unit,
a gas clean-up unit configured to clean up residual gases not passing through the hydrogen permeable membrane,
a control unit configured to control the hydrogen storage unit to absorb or release hydrogen depending on whether the fuel cell is supplied with an operative amount of hydrogen,
a hydrogen delivery path extending from the hydrogen permeable membrane to the gas clean-up unit via the hydrogen storage unit and the fuel cell, and
a residual gas delivery path extending from the steam reforming unit to the gas clean-up unit bypassing the hydrogen storage unit and the fuel cell.

US Pat. No. 10,479,669

BEVERAGE MAKING APPARATUS

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A beverage-making apparatus comprising:a container comprising:
a container body comprising heat-insulating material and having an opening that provides access to an interior of the container body; and
a container cover configured to open and close the opening of the container body;
a plurality of channels connected to the container and that are communicative with the interior of the container body, the plurality of channels comprising:
at least one first channel and a second channel that are communicative with a beverage ingredient pack mounted in the interior of the container body, the beverage ingredient pack configured to be accommodated in the interior of the container body,
wherein the beverage ingredient pack is configured to hold first beverage-making ingredients, the beverage ingredient pack configured to prevent the first beverage-making ingredients from contacting a wall of the container body,
wherein the at least one first channel communicative with the beverage ingredient pack mounted in the container body is configured to transport at least one of a liquid or a first gas,
wherein the second channel communicative with the beverage ingredient pack mounted in the container body is configured to transport a second gas,
wherein the at least one first channel is configured to transport a first liquid and a second liquid unidirectionally into and out of, respectively, the beverage ingredient pack, and to transport the first gas unidirectionally into the beverage ingredient pack, and
wherein the second channel is configured to transport the second gas unidirectionally out of the beverage ingredient pack.

US Pat. No. 10,479,667

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TREATING CONTAINERS AND PACKAGES WITH FLYING MACHINE FOR MONITORING

KRONES AG, (DE)

1. An apparatus for treating containers and/or packages, with a first treatment device which treats the containers and/or packages in a first predefined fashion, with a second treatment device which treats the containers and/or packages in a second predefined fashion, and with a transport device for transporting the containers and/or packages, and with a monitoring device for monitoring the apparatus,wherein
the monitoring device comprises an unmanned remote-controlled flying machine and a control device for wireless control of this flying machine, wherein the flying machine has an image-recording device and wherein the apparatus has a limiting device which limits a flying range of the flying machine, wherein the apparatus has a rest terminal to which the flying machine can fly in a rest position of the flying machine, and wherein the apparatus comprises a fault detector which is configured for detecting faults in the treatment devices, and the control device controls the flying machine as a function of a fault detected by the fault detection device and instructs the flying machine to fly to the areas of the faults.

US Pat. No. 10,479,662

FORK POSITIONER WITH GUIDED FORK HOLDER

Rightline Equipment, Inc....

6. A fork positioning assembly comprising:a fork frame with a top bar, a bottom bar, a left side bar, and a right side bar;
a first fork positioner coupled to the left side bar and right side bar, the first fork positioner comprising a first tube with a first interior cavity, a first carrier positioned in the first interior cavity in sliding contact with the first tube, and a first fork holder external to the first tube, the first fork holder coupled to the first carrier through a first slot in the first tube;
a second fork positioner coupled to the left side bar and right side bar, the second fork positioner comprising a second tube with a second interior cavity, a second carrier in the second interior cavity slidingly contacting the second tube, and a second fork holder external to the second tube, the second fork holder coupled to the second carrier through a second slot in the second tube;
wherein the first fork positioner and the second fork positioner are vertically arranged with one above the other;
wherein the slot in the tube of the first fork positioner faces the bottom bar; and
wherein the slot in the tube of the second fork positioner faces the bottom bar.

US Pat. No. 10,479,661

LIFT AND PALLET

Rehrig Pacific Company, ...

1. A pallet lift comprising:a lift mechanism;
at least one inner tine secured to the lift mechanism;
at least one wheel supporting the at least one inner tine and spaced away from the lift mechanism along a longitudinal axis of the at least one inner tine;
a pair of outer tines secured to the lift mechanism positioned outward of the at least one inner tine, the pair of outer tines movable between an expanded position spaced outward away from the at least one inner tine and a retracted position adjacent the at least one inner tine; and
at least one outer wheel supporting each of the pair of outer tines, wherein each at least one outer wheel is capable of being lifted off a floor on which the at least one wheel supporting the at least one inner tine is supported, wherein the at least one outer wheel is liftable prior to the outer tines being moved to the expanded position from the retracted position.

US Pat. No. 10,479,657

ADJUSTABLE LENGTH TENSIONING MEMBER

Manitowoc Crane Companies...

1. An adjustable length tensioning assembly comprising:a rope connector comprising:
a rope having a first end, a second end, and a first diameter;
a first rope connector disposed at the first end of the rope, the first rope connector configured to connect to a first crane component;
a second rope connector disposed at the second end of the rope, wherein the second rope connector comprises a safety hook having a load capacity less than a load capacity of the first rope connector; and
a plurality of connection points disposed between the first rope connector and the second rope connector, the plurality of connection points having a second diameter greater than the first diameter; and
a socket comprising:
a first end having a socket connector configured to connect to a second crane component;
a second end having a recess housing a portion of the rope connector, the recess having a first portion having a third diameter greater than the second diameter and a second portion having a fourth diameter greater than the first diameter and less than the second diameter, the transition from the first portion to the second portion forming a seat; and
an access slot extending laterally from a lateral side of the socket to the recess and axially the length of the recess, the access slot having a width greater than the first diameter and less than the second diameter.

US Pat. No. 10,479,652

LATERAL DAMPING AND INTERMEDIATE SUPPORT FOR ESCALATORS AND MOVING WALKS IN SEISMIC EVENTS

INVENTIO AG, Hergiswil (...

1. A support structure for an escalator or a moving walk comprising:a truss support having lateral slots formed therein;
an intermediate vertical member having a first end and a second end, the intermediate vertical member being connected at the first end to the truss support through the lateral slots of the truss support and to a building support at the second end such that once a predetermined coefficient of friction between the intermediate vertical member and the truss support is overcome, the truss support is free to move laterally with respect to the intermediate vertical member;
wherein the truss support includes a first fixed plate on a bottom side of a bottom portion of the truss support and a second fixed plate on a top side of the bottom portion, wherein a first sliding plate is attached to the first fixed plate and is connected to the intermediate vertical member, and wherein a second sliding plate is attached to the second fixed plate and is connected to the intermediate vertical member; and
side posts arranged at each lateral end of the truss support, wherein the side posts bear vertical forces acting on the support structure, and further comprising plate bearings below the side posts to allow lateral movement of the side posts relative to the building support.

US Pat. No. 10,479,640

METHOD FOR TRANSPORTING FUEL TO A GEOGRAPHIC SPECIFIC LOCATION AND RETRIEVING EMPTY FUEL HOSE

1. A method for transporting fuel to a geographic specific location and retrieving an empty fuel hose comprising:a. connecting a fuel hose to a vessel, the fuel hose in a moveable container associated with a tugger, the tugger comprises:
(i) a frame having a first segment connected with a second segment, wherein the first segment is at an angle of from five degrees to forty-five degrees with the second segment;
(ii) at least one lower drive roller secured to the second segment;
(iii) a drive arm secured to the frame;
(iv) a top drive roller secured with the drive arm, wherein the top drive roller can be operatively aligned with the lower drive roller by moving the drive arm;
(v) at least one roller support connected with the frame;
(vi) at least one roller operatively supported by the at least one roller support;
(vii) at least one lead roller secured with the first segment; and
(viii) a frame roller secured with the second segment opposite the first segment;
b. deploying the fuel hose from the moveable container associated with the tugger while transporting the moveable container and the tugger to a temporary fuel terminal with a manifold;
c. connecting the fuel hose to the manifold;
d. charging the fuel hose with fuel from the vessel, wherein the fuel is a diesel fuel or a diesel fuel derivative enabling delivery of a preset quantity of the fuel at a geographic location, which has only the temporary fuel terminal without a permanent installation;
e. retrieving the fuel hose by passing the fuel hose over a the lead roller mounted to the frame in the first segment to a the second segment; wherein the second segment is at an angle from five degrees to forty-five degrees from the first segment; wherein the second segment sequentially and continuously passes the fuel hose over the first at least one lower drive roller, under the top drive roller connected to a the drive arm, over the a second lower drive roller, and over the frame roller; wherein the drive arm operatively aligns the top drive roller between the lower drive rollers; and wherein a fifth roller mounted to a fifth roller support connected to the frame and sixth roller connected to a sixth roller support connected to the frame, ensuring the fuel hose is aligned in the tugger for high speed retrieval without entanglement for storage in the moveable container.

US Pat. No. 10,479,639

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD

FUJI XEROX CO., LTD., Mi...

4. An image processing method comprising:a post-processing device executing a creasing process at a creasing position on a paper and a folding process at a folding position on the paper, the creasing position and the folding position being set such that a distance between a position of a fold crease formed by the creasing process and a position of a fold line formed by the folding process is a meaningful distance;
acquiring a read image by reading, in an unfolded state, a first paper that has been subjected to the creasing process and the folding process which are performed by the post-processing device in accordance with the creasing position and the folding position;
analyzing the read image to detect two streaks corresponding to the fold crease and the fold line from the read image, and specifying a position of one of the two streaks as a fold crease position and a position of the other as a fold line position on a basis of the creasing position and the folding position, and generating correction information based on the two detected streaks and comprises information about at least one of the creasing position and the folding position;
outputting, to the post-processing device, the correction information; and
the post-processing device setting the creasing position and folding position based on the correction information such that the fold crease position and the fold line position which are specified match each other when the post processing device executes the creasing process and the folding process on a second paper.

US Pat. No. 10,479,638

PRINTING SYSTEM

RICOH COMPANY, LIMITED, ...

1. A printing system in which a series of conveyance paths to convey a recording medium are formed across a printer and a post-processing device, the printing system comprising:a detection unit that detects that the post-processing device has entered a predetermined state; and
a paper feeding control unit that limits the number of recording media fed to the conveyance path based on a first number that is the number of recording media conveyable to the post-processing device after the post-processing device enters the predetermined state,
wherein, when the detection unit does not detect that the post-processing device has entered the predetermined state, the paper feeding control unit is configured to
determine if the number of recording media in the conveyance path is equal to or less than the first number,
cause a recording medium to not be fed in response to determination that the number of recording media in the conveyance path is not equal to or less than the first number, and
cause the recording medium to be fed in response to determination that the number of recording media in the conveyance path is equal to or less than the first number, and
wherein the paper feeding control unit is configured to increment a feeding count when causing a recording medium to be fed, decrement the feeding count when a recording medium having been subjected to the post processing by the post-processing device is ejected from the post-processing device, and use the feeding count as the number of recording media in the conveyance path.

US Pat. No. 10,479,628

SHEET CONVEYING DEVICE AND IMAGE RECORDING APPARATUS PROVIDED WITH THE SAME

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...

1. A sheet conveying device comprising:a motor;
a first gear attached to the motor such that the first gear is rotatable together with the motor and coaxially with the motor;
a roller configured to be rotated to convey a sheet, the roller extending in an axial direction;
a second gear attached to the roller such that the second gear is rotatable together with the roller and coaxially with the roller, the second gear being in meshing engagement with the first gear;
a first frame supporting the motor; and
a second frame extending in the axial direction of the roller,
the first frame including a wall having a side surface in confrontation with the second frame in the axial direction of the roller,
wherein the wall of the first frame is disposed downstream of the second frame in a first direction along the axial direction of the roller,
wherein an axis of the roller is located upstream of an axis of the motor in a second direction that is perpendicular to the axial direction of the roller,
wherein the second frame is provided with:
a first abutment portion positioned upstream of the wall of the first frame in the first direction and in abutment with the side surface of the wall; and
a second abutment portion positioned upstream of the wall of the first frame in the first direction and in abutment with the side surface of the wall, the second abutment portion being positioned downstream of the first abutment portion in the second direction, and
wherein an abutment position between the second abutment portion and the side surface of the wall of the first frame is positioned downstream in the first direction of an abutment position between the first abutment portion and the side surface of the wall of the first frame.

US Pat. No. 10,479,624

DOCK HOUSING

1. A dock housing for a loading dock, comprising:a base including top and bottom surfaces and front, back and opposed sidewalls, the front wall having integral fork pockets for interaction with forks on a fork truck for movement of the base into a desired location, the top surface having an opening to receive a dock leveler into such opening, the base including adjustable front plates which contact a ground surface; and
a modular frame mounted onto the base in sections, said sections including a frame-front wall, opposed frame-sidewalls and a frame-top wall, the frame-front wall having a trailer-receiving opening to receive a trailer, the frame-sidewalls including a slotted-base attachment for securement of the base and sidewalls together, the frame-sidewalls being secured to a wall of a building;wherein each of the frame-sidewalls are secured to (a) the base, (b) the frame-front wall, and (c) the frame-top wall, thereby assembling the modular frame and dock housing, the dock housing being movable when unsecured from the wall of a building to allow usage at different locations.

US Pat. No. 10,479,620

DESTACKING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DESTACKING METAL SHEETS

SOUDRONIC AG, Bergdietik...

2. A destacking device, comprising a stacking magazine that is open on the bottom side and has holding means for a stack of metal sheets, and a pull-off device that is disposed beneath the stacking magazine and has a first suction element which is driven in upward and downward movement, and in a reversal position thereof from the upward movement to the downward movement is positioned within the lower opening of the stacking magazine for gripping the respective lowest sheet of a stack of sheets by way of negative pressure and pulling the gripped sheet from the stack, characterized in that the pull-off device comprises an additional suction element, which is driven in upward and downward movement so as to be leading in movement with respect to the first suction element, and the holding means is implemented exclusively by magnets disposed on at least two opposing sides of the stacking magazine, so that the stack can be held in the stacking magazine strictly magnetically.

US Pat. No. 10,479,617

SORTING CENTER ARCHITECTURE INCLUDING A LOOPED CONVEYOR

Solystic, (FR)

1. A logistics installation for sorting articles, the installation comprising:a looped conveyor for conveying articles according to a direction of rotation, said looped conveyor comprising injection zones and sorting outlet zones alternately distributed along the conveyor, said injection zones being arranged to inject the articles onto the conveyor and said looped conveyor being arranged to unload the articles into the sorting outlet zones;
P pre-sorting devices, each pre-sorting device is being designed for pre-sorting the articles to be sorted by the looped conveyor into a plurality of injection zones, P being an integer greater than or equal to two; and
conveyor lines for conveying the pre-sorted articles from the pre-sorting devices to the injection zones, the conveyor lines being arranged so that each injection zone is connected to one pre-sorting device only and each pre-sorting device is connected to a plurality of injection zones in a configuration in which each pre-sorting device is connected to one in every P injection zones considered sequentially along the conveyor in a given direction,
said installation further comprising a monitoring and control unit using a sorting plan that associates the outlet zones with the articles, said monitoring and control unit being designed to control, based on the sorting plan, each pre-sorting device in order to sort articles in injection zones, to which said pre-sorting device is connected, so that each article being injected on the conveyor from a given injection zone is unloaded in a sorting outlet zone before going through another injection zone that is connected to said given pre-sorting device in the direction of rotation of the conveyor, and, said monitoring and control unit being further designed to control, based on the sorting plan, the unloading of the articles into a given sorting outlet zone arranged between two injection zones connected to a given pre-sorting device.

US Pat. No. 10,479,614

ROLLER CONVEYOR JAM BREAK TOOL

Globe Composite Solutions...

1. A roller conveyor jam break tool configured to clear jams along a conveyor, said conveyor having a plurality of spaced individually rotatable rollers, said tool comprising:a unitary head member formed from lightweight durable, polymeric material; said head member comprising an upper portion, a lower portion, and an upright blade extending from said upper portion to said lower portion; said lower portion of said head member having a thickness greater than a distance between two adjacent conveyor rollers of said conveyor.

US Pat. No. 10,479,607

BELT CONTACT SURFACE FOR CONVEYOR SYSTEM

Stephenson Technologies I...

1. A conveyor system, comprising:an endless belt mounted in a longitudinal direction through a service line, the endless belt having an upper transport portion adapted to move a wheeled structure through the service line, and a lower return portion;
a support deck positioned below the upper transport portion of the endless belt to support the endless belt, the support deck having a belt contact surface extending along a top of the support deck and in contact with the upper transport portion of the endless belt, the belt contact surface being constructed from a material that is at least partially thermoplastic;
a belt rinsing system including a rinsing system conduit arrangement connectable to a source of rinsing system liquid, and at least one belt rinsing arrangement, wherein each of the at least one belt rinsing arrangement includes:
a rinsing system dirt pass-through aperture in the support deck, over which the upper transport portion of the endless belt travels during operation; and
at least one rinsing system outlet from the rinsing system conduit arrangement positioned proximate to the rinsing system dirt pass-through aperture and positioned to eject rinsing system liquid onto the endless belt upstream from a downstream edge of the rinsing system dirt pass-through aperture in order to capture at least some of the ejected liquid through the rinsing system dirt pass-through aperture.

US Pat. No. 10,479,604

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ITEM MANAGEMENT

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A system for item management, comprising:a plurality of storage compartments;
at least one scanner on each storage compartment, wherein each scanner is configured to scan an identification code on an item that is picked up from the storage compartment and placed down in the storage compartment;
a memory; and
at least one processor, wherein:
the at least one processor is coupled to the at least one scanner and the memory; and
the memory stores computer-executable instructions for controlling the at least one processor to:
decode an identification code on an item scanned by one scanner;
generate decoding information for the identification code upon a successful decoding;
determine an operation type of the item based on the scanning of the identification code on the item;
obtain item location information for the identification code, based on the one scanner for the identification code; and
update item management information according to the decoding information, the item location information, and the operation type of the item for the identification code,
wherein the item management information further includes item quantity information, and item information; and
the operation type of the item includes a placing-down operation and a picking-up operation;
wherein the at least one processor is further configured to:
determine the operation type of the item as the placing-down operation in response to scanning the identification code in a first direction; and
determine the operation type of the item as the picking-up operation in response to scanning the identification code in a second direction;
wherein:
an inner side of the identification code on the item close to an inner side of the storage compartment is scanned before an outer side of the identification code on the item close to an outer side of the storage compartment is scanned, as the identification code is scanned in the first direction; and
an outer side of the identification code on the item close to an outer side of the storage compartment is scanned before an inner side of the identification code on the item close to an inner side of the storage compartment is scanned, as the identification code is scanned in a second direction.

US Pat. No. 10,479,598

ALL-IN-ONE GIFT PACKAGING SYSTEM

Cruickshank LLC, Austin,...

1. A greeting card comprising:a greeting card portion coupled to a gift storage compartment;
wherein said gift storage compartment comprises a volume and depth for storing an item; wherein said greeting card further comprises a greeting card cover, wherein said greeting card cover is moveably coupled to said greeting card portion to move from an open position wherein said greeting card portion is visible to a closed position adjacent to said greeting card portion wherein said greeting card portion is not visible, and wherein said greeting card cover can move from an open position to a closed position without moving the gift storage compartment; and wherein said greeting card cover is coupled to said greeting card such that the greeting card cover is not coupled directly to said gift storage compartment.

US Pat. No. 10,479,594

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR PACKAGING CABLES

1. A packaging system, comprising:a container to hold coiled cables;
a retainer to hold the coiled cables within the container, the retainer constructed and arranged to hold the coiled cables within the container in a predetermined orientation with respect to a bottom of the container, wherein the retainer comprises a resilient foam retention strip; and
a retention element support configured to hold the retainer in a predetermined position relative to the bottom of the container, wherein the retention element support includes a plurality of vertical portions configured to matingly join the resilient foam retention strip of the retainer through support openings in the resilient foam retention strip.

US Pat. No. 10,479,593

MATTRESS TRANSPORTING ROLLER BOX

Zinus Inc., Tracy, CA (U...

1. A method comprising:retaining a mattress in a roller box, wherein the roller box comprises:
a box portion having a top portion, a bottom portion, and a plurality of sidewalls, wherein the box portion has a height and a width, and wherein the bottom portion meets a first of the sidewalls to define a corner edge of the box portion;
two fixed-axis wheels disposed along the corner edge, wherein each of the wheels has an axis of rotation extending in a line that passes through two of the plurality of sidewalls, wherein each of the wheels has a separate wheel housing made of hardened plastic, and wherein each of the wheels rotates about a separate axle that is supported on both sides by the separate wheel housing; and
a rigid strip member, wherein the rigid strip member extends lengthwise parallel to the corner edge, wherein each separate wheel housing is coupled to the rigid strip member, wherein the rigid strip member is immovably attached to a single one of the plurality of sidewalls, and wherein the mattress is rolled into a cylindrical shape with a diameter substantially equal to the width of the box portion and a length substantially equal to the height of the box portion.

US Pat. No. 10,479,588

COMBINATION MEDICINE CONTAINERS AND DISPENSERS

1. A combination medicament container and dispenser comprising:a hollow cylindrical bottle defining a cylindrical interior area, an upper cylindrical portion having an upper end, a lower cylindrical portion having a lower end, a window in the lower cylindrical portion of the hollow cylindrical bottle adjacent the lower end and providing communication between the lower cylindrical portion of the cylindrical interior area of the hollow cylindrical bottle and external to the hollow cylindrical bottle, and a central longitudinal axis extending from the upper end of the upper cylindrical portion to the lower end of the lower cylindrical portion;
a cylindrical partition within the cylindrical interior area of the hollow cylindrical bottle transverse to the central longitudinal axis and dividing the cylindrical interior area into an upper cylindrical interior area and a lower cylindrical interior area, the cylindrical partition having a cutout providing communication between the upper cylindrical interior area and the lower cylindrical interior area of the cylindrical interior area;
a cap configured for reception onto the upper end of the upper cylindrical portion of the hollow cylindrical bottle;
a circular dispensary having a top, a bottom, a circular perimeter, a central axis of rotation, the circular dispensary rotationally disposed in the lower cylindrical interior area of the hollow cylindrical bottle under the cylindrical partition such that the central axis of rotation is co-axial with the central longitudinal axis of the hollow cylindrical bottle so that the circular dispensary rotates about the central longitudinal axis of the hollow cylindrical bottle within the lower cylindrical interior area, a plurality of differently sized medicament compartments each compartment having a medicament inlet at the top of the circular dispensary and a medicament outlet at the circular perimeter of the circular dispensary, and a peripheral edge at the bottom of the circular dispensary that allows user rotation of the dispensary; and
a circular insert received onto the circular dispensary, the circular insert having a plurality of removable segments corresponding in number to the plurality of differently sized medicament compartments of the circular dispensary, each one of the plurality of removable segments of the circular insert aligned over a corresponding differentially sized medicament compartment of the plurality of differently sized medicament compartments of the circular dispensary, wherein removal of a segment allows user selection of a particular medicament compartment of the plurality of differently sized medicament compartments from which to dispense a single medicament from the cylindrical interior area of the hollow cylindrical bottle and out the window of the hollow cylindrical bottle;
whereby rotation of the circular dispensary via the peripheral edge in to a first position aligns the medicament inlet of the user selected particular medicament compartment under the cutout of the cylindrical partition to receive a single medicament from the upper cylindrical interior area, and rotation of the circular dispensary via the peripheral edge into a second position aligns the medicament outlet of the user selected particular medicament compartment with the window in the lower cylindrical portion of the hollow cylindrical bottle to dispense the single medicament.

US Pat. No. 10,479,587

CARTRIDGE FOR VISCOUS-MATERIAL DISPENSER

KAGA WORKS CO., LTD., Na...

1. A cartridge comprising:a cylinder of a pneumatic dispenser that employs pressurized air to discharge a viscous material, the cylinder having a circular-shaped inner circumferential surface, a first end and a second end, and a discharge port at the first end configured to discharge the viscous material from the cylinder, and
a plunger disposed within the cylinder and configured to divide an inner chamber of the cylinder into a filling chamber between the plunger and the first end, into which the viscous material is filled from the outside through the discharge port, and a pressurizing chamber between the plunger and the second end, into which the pressurized air is charged from the outside, the plunger comprising a substantially cylindrical main body portion that extends in an axial direction and has an outer circumferential surface;
wherein the outer circumferential surface of the plunger is shaped such that a radial tubular clearance is defined in a circumferential direction between the outer circumferential surface of the plunger and the inner circumferential surface of the cylinder, and such that the radial tubular clearance continuously extends between the outer circumferential surface of the plunger and the inner circumferential surface of the cylinder both in the axial and circumferential directions,
the outer circumferential surface of the plunger is also shaped such that, when the viscous material is filled into the filling chamber from the outside through the discharge port, the continuous radial tubular clearance is filled with a portion of the viscous material, thereby forming a seal body made of said portion of the viscous material between the outer circumferential surface of the plunger and the inner circumferential surface of the cylinder, said seal body blocking further viscous material from leaking from the filling chamber into the pressurizing chamber,
the outer circumferential surface of the plunger includes multiple ridges that each have a component that extends in the axial direction of the plunger, the multiple ridges being spaced apart from each other in the circumferential direction of the plunger, and
each of the ridges is radially elastically deformable such that, when a tip end of the ridge is pressed against the inner circumferential surface of the cylinder, the tip end elastically deforms radially inwardly to prevent the ridge from strongly contacting the inner circumferential surface.

US Pat. No. 10,479,581

LOCKING PACKAGING CONTAINER

All Packaging Company, A...

1. A packaging apparatus comprising:an outer sleeve, including an open compartment and a closed compartment;
an inner sleeve, wherein the outer sleeve and the inner sleeve include plastic laminate;
a first locking mechanism to lock the inner sleeve inside the outer sleeve responsive to sliding the inner sleeve in the open compartment of the outer sleeve, wherein the first locking mechanism locks the packaging apparatus when a first tab of the first locking mechanism located on the inner sleeve moves from a position substantially parallel to a side panel of the inner sleeve and protrudes through an aperture in an interior wall of the outer sleeve in a position extending perpendicular to the side panel of the inner sleeve into the closed compartment of the outer sleeve, the interior wall of the outer sleeve located between the open compartment and the closed compartment;
a tamper-evident first flap located on an exterior panel of the outer sleeve and configured to enter the closed compartment of the outer sleeve and provide access for a user to press the first tab of the first locking mechanism from the position extending perpendicular to the side of the inner sleeve to a position substantially parallel to the side panel of the inner sleeve to unlock the packaging apparatus and allow the inner sleeve to slide out of the open compartment of the outer sleeve of the packaging apparatus; and
a pull tab for removal of the inner sleeve from inside the outer sleeve.

US Pat. No. 10,479,569

SEALABLE CONTAINERS

1. A plurality of storage containers, each storage container including:a base including: a bottom wall and at least one sidewall, said at least one sidewall extending substantially upwardly from said bottom wall an angle other than 90° and terminating in a peripheral rim having an outwardly extending lip; a lid formed from a clear plastics material and adapted to be compatible with and sealingly close the base and to extend thereacross in a covering relationship,
wherein the plurality of containers includes differently sized and shaped bases and their compatible lids, each base and its compatible lid including a colored identification means in the form of an area on each of the base and its compatible lid that is of the same color for matching the base with its compatible lid, the colored identification means on any base and its compatible lid being a color that is different to that of the remainder of the base and its compatible lid;
wherein differently sized and shaped bases and their compatible lids have colored identification means of different colors;
wherein container bases of the same size and shape can stack one in another due to the shape and configuration of the peripheral lip and the angled sidewall;
the colored identification means on each of the lids being a sealing means provided on a peripheral underside of each lid to cooperate with the sidewall of a compatible base; and
wherein the colored identification means on the base:
is a peripheral band or strip on the peripheral lip on a top edge of the base sidewall; and/or
comprises an area formed integrally with the sidewall.

US Pat. No. 10,479,567

DRINK CONTAINER WITH TORQUE-LIMITING LID

NUK USA LLC, Tarrytown, ...

1. A drink container comprising:a container body defining an enclosure;
a lid configured to be threadably coupled to the container body, the lid comprising:
an inner lid assembly comprising:
a wall;
at least one thread disposed along an inner surface of the wall;
a plurality of ratchet teeth disposed along an outer periphery of an outer surface of the wall;
a top surface; and
a spout extending up from the top surface, wherein the spout is fluidicly coupled to the enclosure of the container body,
an outer lid assembly concentric with the inner lid assembly and comprising:
an outer wall; and
a plurality of ratchet pawls disposed along an inner surface of the outer wall, wherein each of the plurality of ratchet pawls contacts a corresponding one of the plurality of ratchet teeth.

US Pat. No. 10,479,564

CONTAINER SEALING LID WITH UTENSIL HOLDER

Charm Talent Internationa...

1. A lid for sealing a container, comprising:a lid body including:
an inner face extending in a horizontal manner when the lid is disposed on an upright container; and
an outer face opposite the inner face, the outer face having a pattern layer with a portion of an image of an object;
a sealing mechanism positioned on the inner face of the lid body, and configured to sealingly engage an opening of the container to enable the lid to seal the opening of the container; and
at least one holding lug integral with and extending radially outward from the lid body, wherein:
the lid body and the at least one holding lug are formed from a same material;
the at least one holding lug includes a fully surrounded through hole extending along a direction perpendicular to the extension of the inner face of the lid body;
the through hole has a shape that is matched to a shape of a utensil, such that the at least one holding lug is configured to receive an end of the utensil via the through hole and mount the utensil on the lid via a resiliency of the material of the at least one holding lug and a friction between the utensil and the material of the at least one holding lug; and
the at least one holding lug has a shape and position that, together with the shape of the through hole and the portion of the image of the object of the pattern layer, forms the image.

US Pat. No. 10,479,557

SERVICABLE DRAW AND RETURN TUBE ASSEMBLY

1. A fuel tank assembly,comprising:
a fuel tank including a side wall having an aperture extending there through;
a flange releasably secured on said fuel tank at said aperture and forming an airtight seal between said flange and said side wall around said aperture; and
a plurality of fuel flow components releasably secured to said flange and extending into said aperture of said fuel tank;
wherein said flange includes a flange aperture extending there through, said flange aperture including a plurality of fastener apertures positioned there around, and wherein one of said plurality of fuel flow components is positioned within said flange aperture and extending through said aperture of said fuel tank, said one of said plurality of fuel flow components releasably secured to said flange by fasteners secured within said fastener apertures.

US Pat. No. 10,479,554

CONTAINER AND LID

Kraft Foods Group Brands ...

1. A non-circular, removable lid for a container, the lid comprising:a top wall portion having a raised perimeter including contiguous side edge portions and end edge portions;
a skirt portion depending downwardly from the raised perimeter of the top wall portion and having a free edge, opposite the raised perimeter, with corresponding side edge portions and end edge portions;
two or more raised ribs of the top wall portion extending along the raised perimeter and being entirely spaced from the raised perimeter, the raised ribs defining a planar label region therebetween and strengthening the top wall portion against deformation under stacking loads; and
four or more spanning braces adjacent a bottom surface of the top wall portion, the spanning braces including transverse wall portions spanning across cavities created by the raised ribs on the bottom surface of the top wall portion, the transverse wall portions preventing the raised ribs from spreading apart as a result of stacking loads being placed on the lid;
wherein inward end portions of the spanning braces are chamfered, the spanning braces configured to deflect downwardly with deflection of the top wall portion under a stacking load such that the chamfered end portions minimize contact of the spanning braces with any material spanning beneath the lid.

US Pat. No. 10,479,546

FLUID HOUSING OF A FLUID TREATMENT SYSTEM AND FLUID TREATMENT SYSTEM

1. A fluid treatment system of a fluid system comprisingat least one fluid housing, wherein the at least one fluid housing comprises:
at least one housing part of plastic material,
wherein the at least one housing part comprises:
at least one receiving chamber configured to accommodate at least one fluid treatment component for treating a fluid;
at least one installation opening, closable by a closure housing part, enabling installation of the at least one fluid treatment component in the at least one receiving chamber;
at least one housing fastening section forming a connecting flange protruding radially outwardly from an outer side of the at least one housing part and configured to fasten the fluid housing to a holding component of the fluid system;
at least one housing connecting section surrounding the installation opening and configured to connect the at least one housing part to the closure housing part;
at least one insert comprising metal and/or a composite material, the at least one insert at least partially embedded into the plastic material of the at least one housing connecting section of the at least one housing part, wherein the at least one insert comprises:
at least one annular reinforcement region of the at least one insert is embedded into the plastic material of the at least one housing connecting section such the plastic material is arranged on both radially outer and radially inner sides of the annular reinforcement region of the at least one insert; and
wherein the at least one insert comprises at least one fastening leg connected at a first end to the at least one annular reinforcement region of the at least one insert, the at least one fastening leg embedded, at least in sections, into plastic material of the connecting flange of the at least one housing fastening section.

US Pat. No. 10,479,544

REUSABLE CUP WITH INTEGRATED RIBBED HEAT SINK SHEATH

Airlite Plastics Co., Om...

1. A cup comprising:a base;
a sidewall extending upward from the base to a top of the cup to define an internal cavity and an open top, wherein the sidewall comprises:
an upper sidewall, wherein at least a portion of the upper sidewall decreases in width in a downward direction from the top toward the base;
a lower sidewall located between the upper sidewall and the base and at least a portion of the lower sidewall decreasing in width in the downward direction, the lower sidewall having a lower wall and a plurality of raised ribs extending radially outward from the lower wall and being elongated in a direction between the top and the base, wherein the plurality of raised ribs are distributed around a periphery of the lower wall and are separated by recesses that are elongated in the direction between the top and the base;
an annular ledge connecting the upper sidewall to the lower sidewall, wherein the annular ledge extends inwardly from the upper sidewall to the lower sidewall and forms a reduction in width of the sidewall between the upper sidewall and the lower sidewall, such that a maximum width of the lower sidewall is less than a minimum width of the upper sidewall;
wherein the upper sidewall includes an underside edge;
wherein the upper sidewall includes a foot extending downwardly from a bottom portion of the upper sidewall, wherein the foot includes the underside edge of the upper sidewall and the foot defines a channel between the upper sidewall and the lower sidewall, and the foot is positioned outside the maximum width of the lower sidewall such that the foot is positioned outside the plurality of raised ribs;
wherein a maximum ratio of radial thickness of each rib of the plurality of raised ribs to radial thickness of the lower wall is about 3:1;
wherein the plurality of raised ribs include land areas and the recesses include recess openings defined between opposing land areas, wherein a ratio of width of the openings to width of the land areas to is between about 2.5:1 to about 1.75:1; and
wherein a ratio of radial thickness of each rib of the plurality of raised ribs to radial thickness of the lower wall decreases from about 3:1 to about 1:1 over at least a portion of each rib of the plurality of raised ribs.

US Pat. No. 10,479,543

CONTAINER FOR STORING, DISPENSING, AND SERVING LIQUIDS

1. A container for storing, dispensing, and serving liquids comprising:a bottle;
a dispenser outlet;
an outlet cap;
a serving cup;
a hinge;
the dispenser outlet being integrated into the bottle;
the outlet cap being detachably mounted onto the dispenser outlet;
in response to the outlet cap being mounted onto the dispenser outlet, the dispenser outlet being accommodated within and covered by the outlet cap;
the serving cup being detachably mounted onto the bottle;
the serving cup being detachably mounted onto the bottle;
in response to the serving cup being mounted onto the bottle, the dispenser outlet being accommodated within and covered by the serving cup;
the hinge being connected in between the outlet cap and the bottle:
the bottle comprising a bottle body, an interior bottle compartment, a base, an external male base threading, a base opening and a shoulder;
the interior bottle compartment being formed within the bottle body;
the base being formed on a terminal portion of the bottle body;
the base opening being formed in the base;
the base opening being in fluid communication with the interior bottle compartment;
the external male base threading being laterally mounted around the base;
the shoulder being laterally formed around the bottle body;
the shoulder being adjacently located to the base;
the dispenser outlet comprising a dispensing outlet body and a channel;
the dispensing outlet body being integrated into the base;
the channel traversing through the dispensing outlet body;
the channel being in fluid communication with the base opening;
the channel being in fluid communication with the base opening;
the channel being in fluid communication with the interior bottle compartment via the base opening;
the outlet cap comprising a cap body, an interior cap compartment, a cap rim, a cap opening and a stopper;
the cap body being detachably mounted onto the dispensing outlet body;
the interior cap compartment being formed within the cap body;
the cap rim being terminally formed on the cap body;
the cap opening being formed on the cap body;
the cap opening being in fluid communication with the interior cap compartment;
the cap opening being delineated by the cap rim;
the stopper being connected with the cap body;
the stopper being accommodated within the interior cap compartment;
the stopper being configured to be inserted into the channel;
in response to the cap body being mounted onto the dispensing outlet body, the stopper being inserted into the channel;
the serving cup comprising a cup body, an interior cup compartment, an upper cup rim, a flat bottom, a cup opening and an internal female cup threading;
the interior cup compartment being formed within the cup body;
the upper cup rim being terminally formed on the cup body;
the flat bottom being terminally formed on the cup body;
the upper cup rim and the flat bottom being oppositely located to each other;
the cup opening being formed on the cup body;
the cup opening being in fluid communication with the interior cup compartment;
the cup opening being delineated by the upper cup rim;
the internal female cup threading being laterally mounted around the interior cup compartment;
the internal female cup threading being configured to be engaged with the external male base threading;
the upper cup rim being configured to be pressed against the shoulder;
the hinge being mounted directly onto the cap body;
the hinge being mounted directly onto the base; and
the hinge being connected in between the cap body and the base and being located between the external male base threading and the cap.

US Pat. No. 10,479,540

ADJUSTABLE BAGGING TUNNEL

SRC Innovations, LLC, Ch...

1. An adjustable tunnel of a mobile bagging machine, the tunnel comprising:an expandable base having first and second ends, the expandable base having collapsed and expanded configurations, wherein a distance between the first end and the second end is less in the collapsed configuration than in the expanded configuration;
a central arch panel disposed above the expandable base, wherein the central arch panel is vertically and continuously movable between first and second positions;
a first side panel having a first side panel base coupled to the expandable base at the first end;
a second side panel having a second side panel base coupled to the expandable base at the second end;
a first intermediate panel disposed between the central arch panel and the first side panel;
a second intermediate panel disposed between the central arch panel and the second panel; and
a surface tensioning assembly disposed about the first and second side panels, the first and second intermediate panel, and the central arch panel,
an end panel assembly comprising a lower end panel coupled to a bulkhead and an upper end panel connected to the central arch panel, wherein the lower end panel and the upper end panel are vertically movable relative to one another, wherein a height of the central arch panel varies between the first and second configurations.

US Pat. No. 10,479,538

EXTERNAL VACUUM SEALER

BIGLAND ELECTRIC APPLIANC...

1. An external vacuum sealer comprising:a case,
a heating adhesive strip, a heating band assembly and a lifting mechanism that all are installed in the case,
wherein the heating band assembly is set up underneath the heating adhesive strip, and is attached to the lifting mechanism; a plastic bag is disposed between the heating adhesive strip and the heating band assembly;
the lifting mechanism is able to drive the heating band assembly up such that the heating band assembly approaches the heating adhesive strip until the plastic bag is compressed and sealed;
the lifting mechanism is able to drive the heating band assembly down such that the heating band assembly can be far from the heating adhesive strip and the plastic bag; and
a magnetic valve and an air pipe, the lifting mechanism comprises a pump unit that connects to the air pipe via the magnetic valve;
the pump unit comprises a pump body, a piston and a conducting block; the piston goes through the pump body and extends out of an upper surface of the pump body; the conducting block is fixed on an upper end of the piston, and is connected to the heating band assembly; a bottom of the pump body is provided with an inner cap, and the piston goes through the inner cap.

US Pat. No. 10,479,534

ROTATABLE STACKED SPACECRAFT

1. A system comprising:at least two spacecraft, including at least a first spacecraft and a second spacecraft, and
an inter-spacecraft coupling arrangement, the at least two spacecraft being mechanically coupled together, in a launch configuration, for launch by a single launch vehicle, by way of the inter-spacecraft coupling arrangement; wherein:
in the launch configuration, the first spacecraft is mechanically coupled with a primary payload adapter of the launch vehicle;
the system is configured to be deployed following injection into a first orbit by the launch vehicle, by separating the first spacecraft from the primary payload adapter while the second spacecraft is mechanically coupled, by way of the inter-spacecraft coupling arrangement, with the first spacecraft;
the first spacecraft includes a thruster configured to execute an orbit transfer maneuver from the first orbit to a second orbit, the thruster delivering thrust along a thrust vector;
each spacecraft includes a respective solar array, each respective solar array having a respective axis of rotation that is substantially orthogonal to the thrust vector;
the inter-spacecraft coupling arrangement, after separating the first spacecraft from the primary payload adapter, is configured, in an on-orbit configuration, to be switchable between a first mode and a second mode, the first mode permitting rotation of the first spacecraft with respect to the second spacecraft about a first axis of rotation that is approximately parallel with the thrust vector, the second mode preventing rotation of the first spacecraft with respect to the second spacecraft about the first axis of rotation; and the first spacecraft is selectively rotatable with respect the second spacecraft such that the respective axis of rotation of the first solar array is at a substantial angle with respect to the respective axis of rotation of the second solar array.

US Pat. No. 10,479,533

SPACECRAFT LANDING AND RECOVERY INFLATION SYSTEM

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A landing inflation system comprising:a command processor;
a compressed gas source;
an isolation valve fluidly coupled to said compressed gas source and communicatively coupled with and controlled by said command processor;
a manifold located fluidly downstream from and fluidly coupled to said isolation valve;
a plurality of command valves located fluidly downstream from and fluidly coupled to said manifold and communicatively coupled with and controlled by said command processor;
a bleed orifice fluidly coupled with said manifold between said isolation valve and said plurality of command valves and configured to automatically equalize pressure in said manifold between said isolation valve and said plurality of command valves prior to pressurization of said manifold with said compressed gas;
a plurality of air bag assemblies fluidly coupled to said plurality of command valves; and
a plurality of pressure sensors fluidly coupled to said plurality of airbag assemblies and communicatively coupled with said command processor; and wherein:
said isolation valve is configured to initiate pressurization of said manifold in response to a first inflation initiation command signal from said command processor;
said manifold is configured to concurrently distribute compressed gas to said plurality of command valves;
said command processor generates a second inflation initiation command signal following pressurization of said manifold;
each one of said plurality of command valves is configured to concurrently initiate inflation of one of said plurality of airbag assemblies, associated therewith, in response to said second inflation initiation command signal from said command processor;
each one of said plurality of pressure sensors is configured to measure a fill pressure of one of said plurality of airbag assemblies, associated therewith, and generate a nominal fill pressure signal provided to said command processor when said fill pressure of said one of said plurality of airbag assemblies, associated therewith, is equal to a nominal fill pressure;
said command processor generates an inflation cessation command signal in response to said nominal fill pressure signal from each one of said plurality of pressure sensors; and
each one of said plurality of command valves is further configured to discretely cease inflation of said one of said plurality of airbag assemblies, associated therewith, in response to said inflation cessation command signal from said command processor.

US Pat. No. 10,479,528

NETWORK OF DISTRIBUTED DRONE SYSTEM AND PARKING PADS

Ping Liang, Newport Coas...

1. A distributed parking system for drones comprisinga network of parking pads for drones distributed over a geographic area, each of which comprising a parking surface of one or more parking spots on which a drone can land and park securely, a power refill module that replenish the power source of a parked drone, a control module that controls functions of the parking pad, and a communication module through which the control module is connected to a communication network;
a master controller that controls functions of the parking pads and communicates commands to and receives reports from the parking pads through the communication network;
a protective box that, under the control of the control module, opens to allow a drone to land and park on the parking surface, and closes to prevent access of a drone; and
an authentication module in each parking pad that authenticates an approaching drone wherein the control module opens a closed protective box to allow the approaching drone to land and park after the control module receives a message from the authentication module that the approaching drone's identity is authenticated and the drone is allowed to land and park at the parking pad.

US Pat. No. 10,479,527

EXTERNAL ANCHORING HARPOON FOR AIRCRAFT

AIRBUS HELICOPTERS, Mari...

1. An external anchoring harpoon for an aircraft for co-operating with an anchor grid of a platform in order both to make landing of the aircraft on the platform safe and also to hold the aircraft down on the platform, the external anchoring harpoon being external to the structure of the aircraft and comprising:a frame configured to be connected to the aircraft;
a harpoon head configured to become anchored in the anchor grid; and
a deployment device for deploying the harpoon head;
wherein the deployment device comprises:
flexible connection means having a first end and a second end and connected via the first end to the harpoon head;
a movement device for moving the flexible connection means and connected firstly to the frame and secondly to the second end of the flexible connection means;
a main telescopic strut provided with a third end and a fourth end, and connected via the third end to the harpoon head and via the fourth end to the frame; and
at least one secondary telescopic strut provided with a fifth end and a sixth end and connected via the fifth end to the harpoon head and configured to be connected via the sixth end to the aircraft.

US Pat. No. 10,479,524

SEAT SENSOR ARRAY AND CONTROLLER AND SEAT ASSEMBLY INCORPORATING SAME

1. A seat sensor array for use in an aircraft, comprising:a passenger presence sensor located on a first seat, the passenger presence sensor operable for determining if a passenger is present in or absent from a second seat based on a comparison of a measured distance to a passenger receiving portion of the second seat when unoccupied to a measured distance to a passenger present in the second seat when occupied, wherein when a given threshold is exceeded a passenger is deemed present in the second seat;
a seat back position sensor collocated on the first seat with the passenger presence sensor and operable for determining if a seat back of the first seat is in a reclined or upright position; and
a controller in communication with the passenger presence sensor and the seat back position sensor operable for receiving passenger presence information from the passenger presence sensor and seat back position information from the seat back position sensor and communicating this passenger presence information and seat back position information to a crew member device configured to trigger an alarm responsive to a sensed condition by at least one of the passenger presence sensor and the seat back position sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,479,521

NONCOMBUSTIBLE GAS DISTRIBUTION METHODS AND SYSTEMS ON AIRCRAFT

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. A noncombustible gas distribution method comprising:providing noncombustible gas onboard an aircraft while in flight, the aircraft having left and right main wing tanks on opposite sides of the aircraft and a center wing tank between the left and right main wing tanks;
distributing the noncombustible gas to the center wing tank throughout a continuous, first flight period and, as a result, reducing flammability exposure time in which the center wing tank is flammable during the first flight period or during a subsequent flight period compared to the flammability exposure time that will otherwise occur during the first flight period or during the subsequent flight period without the distribution of the noncombustible gas to the center wing tank throughout the first flight period; and
not distributing noncombustible gas to the left and right main wing tanks while the noncombustible gas is distributed to the center wing tank throughout the first flight period and while the left and right main wing tanks are non-flammable.

US Pat. No. 10,479,517

COMPOSITE FAN COWL WITH A CORE HAVING TAILORED THICKNESS

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A composite fan cowl connected to hold open rods, the composite fan cowl comprising:laminate skins; and
a core, comprising:
a hinge zone having a first thickness;
a body zone having a second thickness different than the first thickness, the body zone different than the hinge zone; and
areas of increased thickness having a third thickness, the third thickness greater than the second thickness, the areas of increased thickness disposed in the body zone of the core, and the areas of increased thickness associated with hold open rods.

US Pat. No. 10,479,515

DUAL MODE SUPPLEMENTAL STRUT AND DAMPER

SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORA...

1. A strut for mounting an engine in an aircraft comprising:a first member defining a cavity;
a second member;
at least one friction material coupled to a surface of the first member, the at least one friction material being positioned between the first member and the second member, wherein the at least one frictional material and the second member are disposed within the cavity defined by the first member;
at least one attachment coupling the first member, second member, and the at least one friction material; and
a biasing mechanism associated with the at least one attachment, wherein a biasing force of the biasing mechanism biases the second member into engagement with the at least one frictional material to create a static frictional load between the first and second members.

US Pat. No. 10,479,507

AIRPLANE SEAT DEVICE

14. An airplane seat device having at least one backrest, at least one seat component that is coupled to the backrest, and a backrest impact safety device, which, by way of partial decoupling of the backrest from the seat component, is provided for at least partially reducing impact forces on the backrest at least in an event of a crash, whereinthe backrest impact safety device is provided for decoupling the backrest from the seat component prior to the impact forces taking effect,
the backrest impact safety device has at least one inertia module, which is provided for decoupling the backrest impact safety device at least in the event of a crash, and
the backrest impact safety device comprises at least one knuckle joint that has at least one form-fitting element which, in a locked position, is provided for being connected to the inertia module in a form-fitting manner.

US Pat. No. 10,479,504

LOUDSPEAKER SYSTEM

1. A seat integrating a loudspeaker system, comprising:a seat including a seat body having a horizontally oriented seat bottom and a seat back secured thereto, the seat back includes an upper end and a lower end, the lower end is positioned adjacent the seat bottom;
a loudspeaker system including a sound assembly mounted within the seat, the sound assembly including a loudspeaker driver assembly, and the loudspeaker driver assembly includes a central housing from which a plurality of drivers selectively extend radially outwardly between a use orientation and a storage orientation.

US Pat. No. 10,479,499

SELF-CONTAINED AERIAL CARGO VEHICLE

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. An aerial vehicle comprising:one or more rotors configured to propel the aerial vehicle;
a cargo container comprising a first horizontally disposed wall, a second horizontally disposed wall, and a plurality of vertically disposed walls, each of the plurality of vertically disposed walls, the first horizontally disposed wall, and the second horizontally disposed wall are configured to combine to form an enclosure defining a cargo volume, the cargo container configured to move cargo with the aerial vehicle during propulsion by the one or more rotors and configured to contain, at least, the one or more rotors, when the aerial vehicle is not configured for moving cargo,
wherein the first horizontally disposed wall is a ceiling wall of the cargo container and a first surface of the ceiling wall is an exterior top wall of the cargo container, and when the one or more rotors are contained within the cargo container, the first horizontally disposed wall is a floor wall of the cargo container and the first surface of the floor wall is an interior floor wall of the cargo container.

US Pat. No. 10,479,497

INBOARD BEARING ASSEMBLIES HAVING LOAD TRANSFER SHOE BOLTS

Bell Textron Inc., Fort ...

1. A proprotor system for a tiltrotor aircraft having a helicopter flight mode and an airplane flight mode, the proprotor system comprising:a yoke having a plurality of blade arms including a first blade arm having an inboard pocket with an outboard surface;
a bearing assembly disposed at least partially within the inboard pocket, the bearing assembly including a shear bearing and a centrifugal force bearing having an integral shoe with an outboard surface;
an inboard beam disposed at least partially between the centrifugal force bearing and the shear bearing; and
a proprotor blade coupled to the inboard beam;
wherein, the integral shoe is coupled to the yoke such that there is a spaced apart relationship between the outboard surface of the integral shoe and the outboard surface of the pocket forming a gap therebetween that prevents centrifugal force load transfer therebetween.

US Pat. No. 10,479,496

MAGNETIC ORIENTATION DETENT WITH MOTOR ASSIST

Lockheed Martin Corporati...

1. A aircraft, comprising:a fixed-wing propulsion system;
a multirotor propulsion system, the multirotor propulsion system comprising:
a propeller coupled to a first distal end of a motor shaft, the motor shaft drivable using a motor;
a motor mount mechanically coupled to the motor, the motor mount coupling the motor to the multirotor propulsion system;
a flywheel mechanically coupled to a second distal end of the motor shaft; and
a magnetic orientation detent, the magnetic orientation detent comprising:
a first plurality of magnets coupled to the motor mount; and
a second plurality of magnets coupled to the flywheel; and
further comprising a processor, the processor operable to execute a locking drive scheme, wherein the locking drive scheme causes the motor to drive the motor shaft to rotate with a torque having a force less than the force needed to overcome magnetic coupling of the first and second plurality of magnets and lock the propeller in line with a flight direction of the aircraft.

US Pat. No. 10,479,495

AIRCRAFT TAIL WITH CROSS-FLOW FAN SYSTEMS

Bell Helicopter Textron I...

1. An aircraft, comprising:a fuselage having a longitudinal axis extending from a front portion through an aft portion;
a tailboom extending from the aft portion of the fuselage;
first and second horizontal tail members extending from the tailboom;
a first cross-flow fan system rotatably mounted and oriented generally vertically on the first horizontal tail member, the first cross-flow fan system rotates about a first rotation axis, the first cross-flow fan system includes a first rotatable shroud rotatable about the first rotation axis; and
a second cross-flow fan system rotatably mounted and oriented generally vertically on the second horizontal tail member, the second cross-flow fan system rotates about a second rotation axis, the second cross-flow fan system includes a second rotatable shroud rotatable about the second rotation axis;
wherein the first and the second rotation axes are generally parallel.

US Pat. No. 10,479,494

ROTORCRAFT TAIL ROTOR, A ROTORCRAFT FITTED WITH SUCH A TAIL ROTOR, AND A METHOD OF STATICALLY AND/OR DYNAMICALLY BALANCING A ROTORCRAFT TAIL ROTOR

AIRBUS HELICOPTERS, Mari...

1. A rotorcraft tail rotor comprising at least two blade elements, each blade element having a chord and being suitable for pivoting about a collective pitch variation axis Z in order to vary the collective pitch of each blade element of the tail rotor, each blade element including at least one compensation weight comprising a projection extending transverse to the chord of the blade element along a transverse axis Y that is substantially perpendicular to the chord of the blade element, the projection being fixed relative to the blade element;wherein the at least one compensation weight includes a deformable portion that is movable relative to the projection in a plane P that is substantially perpendicular to the transverse axis Y and substantially parallel to the chord of the blade element.

US Pat. No. 10,479,490

MULTI-CONFIGURATION AUTONOMOUS PLATFORM WITH MOUNTED CAMERA

1. A multi-configuration quad-rotor system, said multi-configuration quad-rotor system comprising:an aerial platform;
a plurality of thrust units coupled to said aerial platform,wherein said thrust units are adapted to have a multitude of deployed configurations, wherein said thrust units comprisean electric motor;
a propeller; and
a propeller guard,wherein each of said thrust units deploy as a unit, and wherein each of said propeller guards is rotationally coupled to said aerial platform.

US Pat. No. 10,479,486

AIRCRAFT UNDERCARRIAGE WITH A ROTARY DRIVE ACTUATOR

SAFRAN LANDING SYSTEMS, ...

1. An aircraft undercarriage having a leg (2; 102) pivotally mounted on a structure of the aircraft to pivot about a pivot axis (X1) between a deployed position and a retracted position, the undercarriage including a foldable brace (3a, 3b; 103a, 103b) comprising two hinged-together elements, one of which is hinged to the leg and the other of which is hinged to the structure of the aircraft, in such a manner that when the leg is in the deployed position, the two brace elements are locked together in a substantially aligned position, the undercarriage also being provided with a rotary drive actuator (10; 110) having an outlet shaft acting on one of the elements of the foldable brace in order to cause the leg to pivot between its two positions, the undercarriage being characterized in that the drive actuator is pivotally mounted on the structure of the aircraft to pivot about an axis of rotation (X3) of the outlet shaft, the drive actuator having a casing (12; 112) connected by a reaction rod (13; 113) to the leg in order to take up the force developed by the drive actuator when driving the undercarriage.

US Pat. No. 10,479,481

PROCESS AND MACHINE FOR REDUCING A DRAG COMPONENT OF A HORIZONTAL STABILIZER ON AN AIRCRAFT

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A flight control system for an aircraft, that comprises:tricycle configured landing gear that comprises main gear;
wings mounted on, and separated from a horizontal stabilizer by, a fuselage, the horizontal stabilizer configured to generate a moment, about an axis defined by contact points of the main gear of the aircraft with a takeoff surface, in an aircraft nose-up direction;
an ailevatoron, respectively on each wing of the wings, located aft of the axis and configured to generate, about the axis, an ailevatoron moment;
an ailevatoron mixer that comprises a filter and a scheduler configured to:
receive inputs that comprise: a flight control position, rotation speed criteria, aircraft performance, and flight control commands;
determine, based upon the inputs, a rotation moment required to rotate a nose of the aircraft off the takeoff surface for takeoff;
responsive to the moment generated by the horizontal stabilizer being less than the rotation moment, due to the horizontal stabilizer comprising a size reduced from a size originally designed to produce the rotation moment for the aircraft to takeoff with a maximum allowed nose-down take off weight moment without the ailevatoron mixer, determining a magnitude required for the ailevatoron moment, such that a sum of the moment produced by the horizontal stabilizer and the ailevatoron moment equals the rotation moment;
determine a deflection, away from the takeoff surface, required for the ailevatoron, respectively on each wing of the wings, to generate a force that generates the magnitude required for the ailevatoron moment; and
command the ailevatoron, respectively on each wing of the wings, to deflect away from the takeoff surface to the deflection determined.

US Pat. No. 10,479,467

MOUNTING AND PROPULSION SYSTEM FOR BOATS

Meg McCall, San Luis Obi...

1. A mount for a boat, comprising:a generally t-shaped tubular body including a flange and a stem, wherein a length of the flange and the stem is adjustable and, when the body is oriented in a generally horizontal position with the stem facing towards the front of the boat, each end of the flange is configured to rest on a generally flat portion of a side of the boat, wherein the flange ends rest on opposing sides of the boat;
a mount configured to couple to a front portion of the boat and pivotally couple to an end of the stem, whereby the t-shaped body may be rotated upwards away from the boat; and
a mount configured to couple to each side of the boat, wherein the flange ends are configured to be removably coupled to the corresponding mount, wherein the mounts are socket mounts and the flange ends include a ball configured to fit in the socket.

US Pat. No. 10,479,465

UNDERWATER MODULAR DEVICE

1. A submersible underwater vehicle, wherein the vehicle comprises:a water tight compartment, wherein the water tight compartment comprises:
1) a cover having a circular shape defining a volume of the water tight compartment, wherein the circular shape is symmetric, and
2) a base coupled to the cover; a circular upper frame coupled to the water tight compartment;
a circular lower frame coupled to the circular upper frame via one or more joints, wherein the circular upper frame, the circular lower frame, and the one or more joints define a hollow portion of the vehicle configured to allow fluid flow there through;
a plurality of actuators coupled to the circular upper frame, the circular lower frame, or the one or more joints, wherein the plurality of actuators are at least in part located radially within at least one of: the circular upper frame or the circular lower frame; and
electronics housed within the water tight compartment, wherein the electronics are configured to effect movement of the plurality of actuators.

US Pat. No. 10,479,456

DECK STRUCTURE

1. A marine deck structure kit which can be assembled into one or more sections which are adapted to be interconnected, said sections being comprised of a frame and a deck, said kit being comprised of components for assembly into the frame including a first box-channel which is adapted to form a first side of the frame, a second box-channel which is adapted to form a second side of the frame, a first end plate which is adapted to form a first end of the frame, a second end plate which is adapted to form a second end of the frame, a center support plate, a first steel angle which is adapted for attachment to a first side of the center support plate at a point which is midway between the two ends of the center support plate, a second steel angle which is adapted for attachment to an opposing side of the center support plate at a point which is midway between the two ends of the center support plate, and four self-squaring cross braces, wherein the self-squaring cross braces are adapted for attachment to both the first side and the second side of the frame, wherein the four self-squaring cross braces are adapted to provide support for the center support plate and include (1) a first self-squaring cross brace that is adapted to extend from a first end of the first box-channel to the first steel angle; (2) a second self-squaring cross brace that is adapted to extend from a second end of the first box-channel to the first steel angle; (3) a third self-squaring cross brace that is adapted to extend from a first end of the second box-channel to the second steel angle; and (4) a fourth self-squaring cross brace that is adapted to extend from a second end of the second box-channel to the second steel angle, wherein the first box-channel and the second box-channel include cross-brace mounting brackets which are oriented to align the center support plate in a parallel orientation with respect to the first box-channel and the second box-channel, where the first box-channel and the second box-channel are of equal length; and said kit further being comprised of a multitude of planks which are adapted for attachment to the top side of the frame and which extend from the first side of the frame to the second side of the frame to form the deck.

US Pat. No. 10,479,447

POWERTRAIN FOR A PEDAL VEHICLE

E2 DRIVES SA, Louvain-la...

1. A powertrain for a pedal vehicle, the powertrain comprising a first and a second motor, a planetary gearing having a planet carrier, a ring gear and a sun gear, the first motor being connected to the planetary gearing, the powertrain further comprising a crank axle to which the ring gear is connected to create a first input to the planetary gearing, wherein the second motor is mechanically coupled to the crank axle and the first motor is connected to the sun gear, the planet carrier being connected to an output chainring of the powertrain, said first and second motors each having at least one first sensor or at least one second sensor designed to measure the angular position of a rotor on the motor to which the sensors are assigned, said at least one first sensor and said at least one second sensor being connected to a control unit, said powertrain further comprising measuring elements designed to produce current measurement signals that indicate a torque supplied by the first motor and a torque supplied by the second motor, said control unit being configured and operable to regulate the first motor according to an angular position setpoint, and the second motor according to a current or torque setpoint.

US Pat. No. 10,479,445

SMART CRANK CONTROL FOR E-BIKE

PALTORC, Inc., Milpitas,...

1. A smart crank control system for an e-bike, the e-bike including a crank and an electric motor connected to an e-bike controller, the e-bike controller including a throttle connector, the smart crank system comprising:a strain gauge disposed on the crank;
a control board disposed on the crank and coupled to the strain gauge, the control board including a motion sensor, a digital motion processor and a micro controller; and
a plurality of slip rings disposed about the crank to provide for a power connection to the control board without interfering with rotation of the crank,
wherein the control board is coupled to the e-bike controller through the throttle connector of the e-bike controller, and
wherein the control board is configured to transmit to the e-bike controller an output in the form of a throttle magnitude value for the e-bike controller.

US Pat. No. 10,479,435

VEHICLE BODY FRAME STRUCTURE FOR SADDLE RIDING VEHICLE

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

1. A vehicle body frame structure for a saddle riding vehicle comprising:a head section that rotatably supports a steering shaft; and
a main frame extending from the head section toward a rear side of a vehicle body,
wherein a cross section of the main frame in a direction crossing a vehicle body forward/rearward direction is formed in a substantially rectangular shape having a vertical width larger than a lateral width,
a carbon fiber reinforced resin in which carbon fibers are oriented uniformly in the vehicle body forward/rearward direction is installed on at least one of an upper surface and a lower surface of the main frame, and
the carbon fiber reinforced resin is installed on both of the upper surface and the lower surface of the main frame.

US Pat. No. 10,479,432

VEHICLE HAVING A SWIVEL WHEEL

SMART TRIKE MNF PTE LTD, ...

1. A tricycle operable between a first mode of operation steerable by a tricycle rider, and a second mode of operation steerable by an individual pushing the tricycle, the tricycle comprising:a frame;
a pair of rear wheels for rotatable connection to the frame;
a front wheel having opposing sides and a front wheel axis;
a pair of pedals, each pedal configured to rotate the front wheel;
a fork having at least one blade configured to support the front wheel in a manner permitting the front wheel to rotate about the front wheel axis;
a stem having a central axis and configured to be rotatably moveable with the fork and rotatably connectable to the frame where the central axis of the stem is offset from the front wheel axis; and
a rider handle, configured to turn the fork about a stem axis transverse to the front wheel axis, the rider handle, in the first mode, being configured to be rotationally coupled with the stem in a manner permitting a tricycle rider to exert forces on the rider handle and thereby turn the fork, and the rider handle in the second mode, being configured to be rotationally uncoupled from the stem, preventing forces on the rider handle from turning the fork.

US Pat. No. 10,479,429

PROCESS FOR MANUFACTURING BUMPER REINFORCEMENT

TOYODA IRON WORKS CO., LT...

1. A process for manufacturing a bumper reinforcement having a length, wherein the bumper reinforcement is disposed in front or rear of an automobile body with the length directed in transverse direction of the automobile body, the process comprising:joining a central part and lateral parts of unequal thicknesses to form a planar tailored blank; and
press forming the tailored blank by hot pressing to produce a bumper reinforcement having a length and an M-shaped open cross section,
the bumper reinforcement being curved at end portions of the length toward the open side of the cross section relative to a central portion,
the bumper reinforcement comprising a central narrower section, end wider sections having a larger width than the central narrower section, and intermediate widening sections gradually widening from the central narrower section to the end wider sections, such that after the hot pressing the joints of unequal thicknesses between the central part and the lateral parts are located within the intermediate widening section.

US Pat. No. 10,479,424

TOOL STORAGE DEVICE USED IN A VEHICLE

TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI ...

1. A tool storage device configured for use with a vehicle floor of a vehicle comprising:a first member configured to store tools and made of a first material; and
a second member receiving the first member to be arranged below the vehicle floor and having a plate shape configured to extend along a floor surface of the vehicle floor, the second member made of a second material different from the first material, wherein
when a spare tire is disposed below the vehicle floor within an opening of a storage recess of the vehicle, the second member is configured to be opposite to a tire main body of the spare tire.

US Pat. No. 10,479,414

VEHICLE FRAME BODY MANUFACTURING METHOD AND VEHICLE FRAME STRUCTURE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A vehicle frame structure comprising:a frame member being a single member and having an elongated shape and a chamber structure, the frame member being formed with a bend section and having a bent axis; and
a reinforcing member placed at a portion of the frame member, the portion being in a length direction of the frame member and within the frame member;
the frame member including:
a first wall that extends along the length direction of the frame member and that forms a bent face outer circumference of the bend section, and
a second wall that extends along the length direction of the frame member and that forms a bent face inner circumference of the bend section; and the reinforcing member including:
a first reinforcing portion that is placed along an inside face of the first wall and that includes a first pressure joined portion pressure joined to the inside face of the first wall at a location forming the bend section,
a second reinforcing portion that is placed along an inside face of the second wall and that includes a second pressure joined portion pressure joined to the inside face of the second wall at a location forming the bend section, and
a linking portion that links the first reinforcing portion and the second reinforcing portion together, wherein:
the first wall and the second wall are disposed at a top and a bottom of the frame member;
the frame member further includes:
an outer wall that links a vehicle outer end of the first wall and a vehicle outer end of the second wall together in a vehicle vertical direction,
an inner wall that links a vehicle inner end of the first wall and a vehicle inner end of the second wall together in the vehicle vertical direction,
a first step portion that is formed at an inner wall side of the first wall and that faces a vehicle outer side, and
a second step portion that is formed at an inner wall side of the second wall and that faces the vehicle outer side; and
a vehicle inner end of the first reinforcing portion is abutted by the first step portion, a vehicle inner end of the second reinforcing portion is abutted by the second step portion, and the linking portion links a vehicle outer end of the first reinforcing portion and a vehicle outer end of the second reinforcing portion together in the vehicle vertical direction and is placed along an inside face of the outer wall of the frame member.

US Pat. No. 10,479,410

VEHICLE BODY FRONT STRUCTURE

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., ...

1. A vehicle body front structure comprising:a power train disposed in a front portion of a vehicle and including an engine and a continuously variable transmission arranged in parallel in a vehicle width direction;
a side member disposed on an outer side of the power train in the vehicle width direction and extending in a longitudinal direction of the vehicle;
a suspension member disposed below the side member; and
a load transmission member attached to at least one of the side member and the suspension member;
the continuously variable transmission being disposed on a load transmission member side of the power train,
the continuously variable transmission includes a transmission pulley,
the load transmission member comprising a load-receiving portion that projects farther on the outer side in the vehicle width direction than a side surface of the side member or the suspension member on the outer side in the vehicle width direction, and the load-receiving portion that receives a load towards a rear of the vehicle, and a load transmission portion that is joined to the load-receiving portion and that transmits the load received by the load-receiving portion to the transmission pulley of the continuously variable transmission, and
the transmission pulley overlapping with the load transmission portion in the vehicle width direction as viewed from in front of the vehicle, and being arranged in a position overlapping in a height direction with the load transmission member as viewed from a side of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,479,408

FRAME ASSEMBLY FOR A VEHICLE AND VEHICLE HAVING SAME

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

1. A front frame assembly of a vehicle, the front frame assembly configured to support a front suspension and wheel assembly and configured to be connected to a front portion of a main frame assembly of a vehicle, the main frame assembly configured to define a passenger compartment of the vehicle, the front frame assembly comprising:a pair of lower frame members extending in a longitudinal direction of the vehicle and spaced apart from each other in a transverse direction of the vehicle, each of the lower frame members including a first end configured to be connected to the main frame assembly;
a pair of first frame members connected to and extending upwardly from a respective one of the lower frame members;
a pair of second frame members connected to and extending upwardly from a respective one of the lower frame members, each of the second frame members having a first end connected to the respective one of the lower frame members and a second end connected to a respective one of the first frame members, each of the first frame members and the second frame members configured to movably support a different respective portion of the front suspension and wheel assembly;
a cross frame member connected to and extending from each of the first frame members;
a plate connected to and extending from the each of the first frame members, the cross frame member, and the second frame members such that a load or kinetic energy applied to any one of first and second frame members by the front suspension and wheel assembly is transferred to each of the lower frame members when the front suspension and wheel assembly is connected to the first and second frame members, the plate includes a ridge extending in a transverse direction of the vehicle and configured to cause the plate to buckle in the longitudinal direction of the vehicle if a load or kinetic energy applied to the plate in the longitudinal direction of the vehicle exceeds a predetermined threshold, and the plate includes a bottom surface that faces the lower frame members.

US Pat. No. 10,479,398

INTEGRATED ELECTRIC POWER STEERING APPARATUS AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. An integrated electric power steering apparatus having an electric motor that generates assist torque corresponding to steering torque produced by a vehicle driver and a control unit that controls the electric motor, the electric motor and the control unit being integrally fixed to each other,wherein the control unit is configured as a module comprising:
an inverter circuit including two or more switching devices that each supply an electric current to the electric motor;
a CPU that outputs command signals to the inverter circuit;
a wiring board on which at least the inverter circuit and the CPU are directly mounted;
a housing that contains the wiring board; and
respective connectors that are provided on the housing and connect a power source apparatus and a sensor for detecting the operation state of the vehicle, which are provided outside the control unit, with the control unit,
wherein the control unit configured as the module is integrally fixed to the electric motor in the axel direction of the electric motor,
wherein the wiring board is contained in the housing in such a way that the surface thereof is perpendicular to the axel direction,
wherein the housing has wiring members to be connected with respective winding terminals of the electric motor,
wherein each of the wiring members is disposed inside the housing in such a way as to extend in the axel direction,
wherein the wiring members penetrates the wiring board comprising respective wiring strip conductors and are welded to the respective winding terminals, and
wherein the winding terminal of the electric motor extends to the outside of the housing and is connected with the wiring member at the outside of the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,479,388

SHOPPING CART AND ASSOCIATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS

WALMART APOLLO, LLC, Ben...

1. A shopping cart, comprising:a shopping cart body;
a plurality of wheels supporting the shopping cart body;
a Wi-Fi receiver configured to detect a position of the shopping cart relative to a range of a network; and
an electromagnetic generator operatively coupled to at least one of the plurality of wheels, wherein a resistive load is selectively connected between an input and an output of the electromagnetic generator to restrict rotation of the at least one of the plurality of wheels as the position of the shopping cart detected by the Wi-Fi receiver varies between within the range of the network and outside of the range of the network.

US Pat. No. 10,479,385

MOTORIZED HANDLING TRUCK

R.S.A. Concept, Brussels...

1. Truck-type handling truck with a chassis and a back, and a low section, a nose plate attachment and two wheels, characterized in that it includes:a motor unit (60) mounted to the chassis (10) and having an electric motor (61) connected to a differential transmission (62) with two lateral output shafts (621),
two track modules (50), each connected to a shaft (521) of the motor unit (60) and mounted to swivel about this shaft independently, between a position aligned on the chassis and a deployed position.

US Pat. No. 10,479,382

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING A COMMUNICATION STATUS OF LOCOMOTIVES IN A DISTRIBUTED POWER SYSTEM

Westinghouse Air Brake Te...

1. A computer-implemented method for determining a communication status in a train consist operating in a distributed power system, the train consist comprising a lead locomotive and a plurality of remote locomotives, the method comprising:(a) transmitting a command message from the lead locomotive to the plurality of remote locomotives, wherein each remote locomotive of the plurality of remote locomotives comprises a message source indicator and a message source counter;
(b) for each remote locomotive of the plurality of remote locomotives that receives the command message directly from the lead locomotive:
(i) setting the message source indicator of the remote locomotive to a first state representative of a direct receipt of the command message;
(ii) incrementing the message source counter for each response message received by the remote locomotive at different times from other remote locomotives in which the respective message source indicator is set to the first state;
(iii) generating a response message comprising a value of the message source indicator and a value of the message source counter; and
(iv) transmitting the response message;
(c) for each remote locomotive of the plurality of remote locomotives that receives the command message transmitted from at least one other remote locomotive but does not receive the command message directly from the lead locomotive:
(i) setting the message source indicator of the remote locomotive to a second state representative of an indirect receipt of the command message;
(ii) incrementing the message source counter for each response message received by the remote locomotive from other remote locomotives in which the respective message source indicator is set to the first state;
(iii) generating a response message comprising a value of the message source indicator and a value of the message source counter; and
(iv) transmitting the response message; and
(d) determining, on the lead locomotive, a train-wide communication status based at least partially on each response message received by the lead locomotive.

US Pat. No. 10,479,380

HAZARDOUS EVENT ALERT SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Westinghouse Air Brake Te...

1. A hazardous event alert system for a train, the hazardous event alert system comprising:at least one sensor positioned on or associated with the train and configured to sense or monitor at least one parameter or condition;
at least one communication device positioned on or associated with the train and programmed or configured to receive, process, and/or transmit data;
at least one positioning system programmed or configured to detect a location or position of at least a portion of the train; and
at least one computer positioned on or associated with the train and in communication with the at least one sensor, the at least one communication device, and the at least one positioning system, wherein the at least one computer is programmed or configured to:
determine that a hazardous event occurred based at least partially on data generated by the at least one sensor;
determine or receive the location or position of the at least a portion of the train from the at least one positioning system;
generate a hazardous event notification based at least partially on the at least one condition and the location or position of the at least a portion of the train; and
communicate the hazardous event notification to at least one of a back office system and at least one remote server associated with at least one specified entity.

US Pat. No. 10,479,375

AUTONOMOUSLY PERFORMING DEFAULT OPERATIONS BASED ON CURRENT OPERATING CONTEXTS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of autonomous operation of a vehicle, the method comprising:determining, by the vehicle currently operating autonomously, a current context in which the vehicle is operating autonomously;
determining, by the vehicle currently operating autonomously and based on the current context, one of a plurality of operations to perform when the vehicle is unable to continue to operate autonomously and unable to transfer control of the vehicle to an occupant, wherein the determined one of the plurality of operations includes selecting, from a plurality of companion vehicles, and based at least in part on a safety profile associated with each of the plurality of companion vehicles, a companion vehicle traveling along with the vehicle that is available to take control of the vehicle and transferring control to the companion vehicle; and
performing, by the vehicle, the determined one of the plurality of operations to select the companion vehicle and transfer control to the companion vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,479,373

DETERMINING DRIVER INTENTION AT TRAFFIC INTERSECTIONS FOR AUTOMOTIVE CRASH AVOIDANCE

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A method for determining whether a driver of a host vehicle intends to make a turn, said method comprising:obtaining, by a processor, a plurality of turning cues that identify external parameters around the host vehicle and/or define operating conditions of the host vehicle, wherein obtaining turning cues includes determining that a distance to a remote vehicle ahead of the host vehicle is increasing;
determining, by the processor, a confidence level that the host vehicle intends to make a left or right turn based on the turning cues where determining the confidence level includes weighting each of the cues based on current driving operating conditions and determining the confidence level that the host vehicle intends to make a turn includes increasing the confidence level of a left or right turn if the distance is increasing;
comparing, by the processor, the confidence level to a threshold; and
providing a warning, via a warning device, to a vehicle and/or performing a vehicle control action, via a controller, on the vehicle in response to the confidence level exceeding the threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,479,371

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING DRIVER DISTRACTION BASED ON JERK AND VEHICLE SYSTEM

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. An apparatus for determining driver distraction based on a jerk, the apparatus comprising:a jerk calculating processor configured to calculate a lateral jerk of a vehicle based on driving information collected when the vehicle is traveling;
an exception event detecting processor configured to detect an exception event defining a situation where the lateral jerk occurs during normal driving, based on the collected driving information; and
a determining processor configured to detect oversteering of the vehicle by comparing the calculated lateral jerk with a reference value and to determine a driver distraction based on the detected oversteering and exception event,
wherein the driving information comprises a lateral acceleration, and the jerk calculation processor is configured to:
calculate a difference value between a first low frequency signal of the lateral acceleration at a first predetermined time and a second low frequency signal of the lateral acceleration at a second predetermined time,
divide the difference value by a sampling time, and
calculate the lateral jerk therefrom.

US Pat. No. 10,479,367

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ACTIVE VIBRATION CONTROL OF HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLE

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. An apparatus for active vibration control of a hybrid electric vehicle including an engine and a motor, the apparatus comprising:a position sensor configured to detect position information of the engine or the motor; and
a controller configured to:
determine a reference angle signal based on the position information detected by the position sensor,
generating a reference angle corresponding to the reference angle signal,
set a period for applying a fast Fourier transform (FFT) based on an engine attribute of the engine,
after the period for applying the FFT is set, analyze a FFT signal based on performing the FFT on an engine speed or a motor speed during the period, the FFT signal comprised of a plurality of frequency components,
determine a reference spectrum covering the plurality of frequency components based on the engine speed and an engine load of the engine,
extract vibration components from the FFT signal based on the comparison of the FFT signal with the reference spectrum,
select a removal object frequency from the extracted vibration components,
determine a reference signal by performing an inverse FFT on the selected removal object frequency,
determine a basic amplitude ratio based on the engine speed and the engine load, and determine an adjustable rate based on the engine load, and
perform active vibration control on each of the plurality of frequency components by summing values calculated from the basic amplitude ratio, the adjustable rate, an engine torque, and the reference signal.

US Pat. No. 10,479,365

AUTOMOBILE AND CONTROL METHOD FOR AUTOMOBILE

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

1. An automobile, comprising:a motor;
a transmission including an input shaft connected to the motor and an output shaft coupled to driving wheels, the transmission being configured to transmit power, and the transmission being configured to change shift gears between the input shaft and the output shaft; and
an electronic control unit being configured to control the motor and the transmission,
the electronic control unit being configured to control the motor such that a torque applied to the input shaft does not exceed an upper limit torque,
the electronic control unit being configured to set so as to restrict the upper limit torque from a first torque to a second torque smaller than the first torque, and
the electronic control unit being configured to set so as to return the upper limit torque from the second torque to the first torque at a relatively slower rate of increase of the upper limit torque when a first condition is met before the upper limit torque is returned to the first torque as compared to a relatively higher rate of increase of the upper limit torque when the first condition is not met before the upper limit torque is returned to the first torque, the first condition being a condition that a driver is assumed to have felt a decrease in driving force output to the driving wheels.

US Pat. No. 10,479,364

ENGINE POWER SUPPRESSING DEVICE

KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIK...

1. An engine power suppressing device comprising:a controller which controls an operation of a power changing element which changes engine power for driving a vehicle; and
an environment sensor which detects an environment parameter indicating an environment in which the vehicle is used,
wherein the controller determines whether or not a power suppressing condition, in which a vehicle state of the vehicle is a state in which a driving power transmitted to a drive wheel is excessively large and the engine power is to be suppressed, is met,
wherein in a case where the controller determines that the power suppressing condition is met,
the controller sets a suppressing value for the power changing element to suppress the engine power, and compensates the suppressing value based on the environment parameter detected by the environment sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,479,355

DRIVING CONTROL SYSTEM FOR VEHICLE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A driving control system for a vehicle, the vehicle including a steering device configured to change a turning angle of turning wheels based on a steering operation of a driver, a steering operation amount sensor configured to detect a steering operation amount of the driver, and an abnormality determining device configured to determine whether the driver is in an abnormal state, the driving control system comprising:an actuator configured to adjust a turning state quantity of the vehicle without depending on a driving operation of the driver; and
an electronic control unit configured to control the actuator,
wherein the electronic control unit is configured to:
calculate a target turning state quantity of the vehicle based on the steering operation amount; and
when a magnitude of the target turning state quantity exceeds a predetermined allowable range,
calculate a corrected target turning state quantity equal to one of (i) an upper limit of the predetermined allowable range and (ii) a lower limit of the predetermined allowable range, and
control the actuator based on the corrected target turning state quantity when the abnormality determining device determines that the driver is in the abnormal state.

US Pat. No. 10,479,352

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING ENGINE CLUTCH

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A method for controlling an engine clutch, comprising:determining, by a controller, whether an engine start condition is satisfied when an engine is stopped;
performing, by the controller, an engine cranking operation by operating a hybrid starter & generator (HSG) when the engine start condition is satisfied;
determining, by the controller, whether an engine speed is greater than or equal to a first reference speed;
reducing, by the controller, the HSG torque when the engine speed is greater than or equal to the first reference speed;
determining, by the controller, whether the engine speed is greater than or equal to a second reference speed;
calculating, by the controller, a target speed of the engine when the engine speed is greater than or equal to the second reference speed;
performing, by the controller, speed control of the engine using the target speed of the engine;
determining, by the controller, whether an engine clutch engagement condition is satisfied while performing the speed control; and
engaging, by the controller, an engine clutch when the engine clutch engagement condition is satisfied,
wherein the calculating the target speed of the engine includes:
calculating, by the controller, initial offset based on the second reference speed and a motor speed when the engine speed reaches the second reference speed;
dividing, by the controller, the initial offset to generate an offset input; and
interpolating, by the controller, the offset input to generate an interpolated offset input.

US Pat. No. 10,479,348

HYBRID VEHICLE AND METHOD OF REDUCING ENGINE LUGGING

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A vehicle comprising:an electric machine;
an engine;
an engine mount securing the engine to the vehicle; and
a controller configured to, in response to compression of the engine mount, increase an engine speed to a value that is greater than a base engine speed corresponding to electric machine speed and engine power demand to reduce engine lugging.

US Pat. No. 10,479,347

VEHICLE ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT PROTECTION

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A method of protecting an electrical circuit of a hybrid vehicle having an electrical circuit and an internal combustion engine, the method comprising: detecting a first request to start the vehicle and, in response thereto, energising the electrical circuit without starting the engine, detecting one or more subsequent requests to start the vehicle and, if each of the one or more subsequent requests to start the vehicle is detected within a respective predetermined time interval from a preceding request, starting the engine in response thereto.

US Pat. No. 10,479,341

ELECTRICALLY POWERED BRAKE DEVICE

NTN CORPORATION, Osaka (...

1. An electric brake device comprising:a brake rotor;
a friction member configured to be brought into contact with the brake rotor;
a friction member operator configured to bring the friction member into contact with the brake rotor;
an electric motor configured to drive the friction member operator; and
a controller configured to control a braking force by means of the electric motor, wherein
the controller includes:
a heat balance degree estimator configured to estimate a balance degree among heat generation amounts of a plurality of exciting coils in the electric motor; and
a heat load balancing section configured to decrease a heat generation amount of a specific exciting coil, when the heat balance degree estimator has estimated that the heat generation amount of the specific exciting coil among the plurality of exciting coils is larger than heat generation amounts of the other exciting coils, to equalize the heat generation amounts of the respective exciting coils.

US Pat. No. 10,479,337

SOLENOID VALVE FOR BRAKE SYSTEM

MANDO CORPORATION, Gyeon...

1. A solenoid valve for a brake system, comprising:a valve housing installed in a bore of a modulator block and configured to include an internal flow path;
a valve seat provided at the internal flow path of the valve housing and configured to include an orifice;
an armature configured to be slidably moved up and down by a magnet core and to include an opening or closing sphere configured to selectively open or close the orifice;
a sleeve configured to accommodate the armature therein and to have one end coupled to the valve housing and the other end at which the magnet core is provided; and
a damper guide disposed on a groove formed on an inner surface of the internal flow path of the valve housing to come into contact with and surround the armature.

US Pat. No. 10,479,316

AIRBAG APPARATUS FOR VEHICLE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. An airbag apparatus for a vehicle, the airbag apparatus comprising:a first inflator and a second inflator each configured to provide an inflation gas;
a main cushion connected to the first inflator and configured to deploy in a predetermined direction when the first inflator is operated;
a sub cushion connected to the second inflator and configured to deploy along a first side surface of the main cushion and bent at a front portion to be deployed along a front surface of the main cushion to be overlappingly deployed with the main cushion at the first side surface and the front surface of the main cushion when the second inflator operates; and
a controller configured to operate the first inflator to deploy the main cushion when a vehicle collision is detected, and configured to operate both of the first inflator and the second inflator to deploy both of the main cushion and the sub cushion when the vehicle collision is detected as an oblique collision at an angle equal to or greater than a predetermined angle,
wherein the controller is configured to operate both of the first inflator and the second inflator when a vehicle speed is equal to or greater than a predetermined speed, when detecting a front collision of less than the predetermined angle.

US Pat. No. 10,479,315

AIRBAG WITH ATTACHMENT FOR A GAS GENERATOR

AUTOLIV DEVELOPMENT AB, ...

1. An airbag for providing restraint for an occupant comprising a rear-side inflation opening, two mutually opposing side walls, a lower wall and an upper wall which abut an inflation opening, and a front wall facing the occupant, wherein in regions of the side walls, the lower wall and the upper wall adjacent to the inflation opening the airbag is formed of sections of a one-part cut fabric, and in the regions adjacent to the inflation opening at least the upper wall or the lower wall is formed by two sections of the cut fabric that are connected to each other along a connection emanating from the inflation opening, the cut fabric is cut and folded such that either only the upper wall or only the lower wall is formed from two sections of the one-part cut fabric and starting from the inflation opening only the connection connecting the two sections of the one-part cut fabric extends toward the front wall, wherein in the regions of the inflation opening the one-part cut-fabric additionally forms with at least one fitting section for a gas generator, wherein in a flatly extended state of the cut fabric the at least one fitting section is disposed adjacent to the two sections of the cut fabric forming either the lower wall or the upper wall in the regions adjacent to the inflation opening.

US Pat. No. 10,479,308

DAMPING MEMBER FOR VEHICLE

KASAI KOGYO CO., LTD., K...

1. A damping member for a vehicle arranged at a back face of a trim member attached to cover a vehicle body panel, and configured to absorb input energy of an input load and deformed by crush, the damping member for a vehicle comprising:a base plate portion having a flat plate shape;
a vertical wall arranged at a rim of the base plate portion in a flange-like manner;
a plurality of ribs arranged in parallel as rising from the base plate portion, each of the ribs connected to the vertical wall as extending in a direction intersecting with the vertical wall; and
a fragile section having strength of the vertical wall locally reduced, the fragile section arranged between adjacent two of the ribs, the fragile section including,
a groove formed at the vertical wall, and
a slit formed at the base plate portion,
wherein the groove includes,
a first groove formed at a leading end part of the vertical wall, the first groove extending in a thickness direction of the vertical wall, and
a second groove communicating with the first groove, the second groove extending in a height direction of the vertical wall, and
the slit has an opening shape elongated along an extending direction of the vertical wall, the slit being in contact with the vertical wall.

US Pat. No. 10,479,304

CAPACITIVE DETECTION DEVICE AND SYSTEM FOR USE IN VEHICLE INTERIOR

1. A capacitive detection device for use with a component of a vehicle interior, comprising:at least one electrically conductive wire disposed beneath an outer surface of the component of the vehicle interior and arranged to extend in a direction substantially parallel to an outer surface of the component of the vehicle interior,
a signal generating unit configured to generate and apply a time-varying output signal to the at least one electrically conductive wire,
a signal evaluation unit configured to sense a change of an electrical quantity that is indicative of a change in capacitance of the at least one electrically conductive wire, and to generate an output signal that is representative of the sensed change of the electrical quantity,
at least one electrically conductive layer arranged substantially parallel to at least a portion of the outer surface of the component of the vehicle interior and positioned with respect to a direction perpendicular to the outer surface of the component of the vehicle interior either above or below the at least one electrically conductive wire, and arranged to at least partially overlap the at least one electrically conductive wire in a direction perpendicular to a portion of an outer surface of the component of the vehicle interior that is closest to the at least one electrically conductive layer, wherein a galvanic connection between the at least one electrically conductive layer and the at least one electrically conductive wire is avoided,
wherein at least a major portion of the at least one electrically conductive wire is arranged with respect to the at least one electrically conductive layer and the outer surface of the component of the vehicle interior such that a ratio R?2, wherein R is given by:

wherein d1 is a minimum distance taken at a location where the at least one electrically conductive wire is closest to the at least one electrically conductive layer, d2 is a minimum distance taken at a location where the portion of the outer surface of the component of the vehicle interior is closest to the at least one electrically conductive layer, and d3 is a minimum distance taken at a location where the portion of the outer surface of the component of the vehicle interior is closest to the at least one electrically conductive wire.

US Pat. No. 10,479,303

SAFETY SYSTEM FOR A VEHICLE OF A VEHICLE FLEET

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A safety system for a vehicle of a fleet of vehicles, comprising:a personal protection device;
a contact sensor system for acquiring at least one impact-relevant physical quantity;
an environmental sensor system for acquiring at least one crash-relevant physical quantity in an environment surrounding the vehicle; and
an evaluation and control unit;
wherein:
the evaluation and control unit is configured to:
evaluate the at least one impact-relevant physical quantity acquired by the contact sensor system;
execute an adaptive pre-trigger function by which to:
evaluate the at least one crash-relevant physical quantity acquired by the environmental sensor system;
based on the evaluation of the at least one crash-relevant physical quantity acquired by the environmental sensor system, recognize that an unavoidable crash, which has not yet occurred, will occur; and
based on the recognition that the unavoidable crash will occur and only when the adaptive pre-trigger function is validated to be accurate, output a trigger signal that triggers deployment of the personal protection device prior to occurrence of the unavoidable crash; and
determine, for respective recognitions that the unavoidable crash will occur, whether a respective corresponding crash impact is recognized subsequent to the respective recognition that the unavoidable crash will occur, with a result of the determination impacting a rating indicating whether there is a threshold correspondence between the recognitions that the unavoidable crash will occur and the recognitions of crash impact; and
the adaptive pre-trigger function:
is initially installed without being validated to be accurate, prior to the rating indicating that there is the threshold correspondence, so that one or more recognitions that the unavoidable crash will occur is made by the execution of the adaptive pre-trigger function without the trigger signal being output to trigger the deployment of the personal protection device; and
is subsequently updated to be validated to be accurate in response to the rating being changed to indicate that there is the threshold correspondence so that in response to a subsequent recognition that the unavoidable crash will occur, the adaptive pre-trigger function causes deployment of the personal protection device prior to any corresponding crash impact being determined.

US Pat. No. 10,479,302

IMPACT ABSORBING STRUCTURE OF VEHICLES

Mazda Motor Corporation, ...

1. An impact absorbing structure of a vehicle,the impact absorbing structure comprising an impact absorbing member made of fiber-reinforced resin, the impact absorbing member including a pair of left and right side wall portions and a coupling portion coupling the pair of side wall portions, the pair of left and right side wall portions being arranged at a vehicle body forward/rearward direction tip end-side part of the vehicle and each containing a plurality of reinforced fibers arranged so as to continuously extend in a vehicle body forward/rearward direction, wherein:
each of the pair of side wall portions includes
a plurality of concave and convex portions that are concave and convex in a vertical sectional view perpendicular to the forward/rearward direction and extend in a horizontal direction,
a plurality of intermediate curved portions forming at least a part of the concave and convex portions, a bumper reinforcement being attached to tip end portions of the plurality of intermediate curved portions, and
an upper curved portion continuous with an upper side of the plurality of intermediate curved portions, the upper curved portion having a substantially partial conical shape and a substantially partial circular-arc vertical section perpendicular to the forward/rearward direction;
each of the plurality of concave and convex portions is formed such that a depth thereof in a vehicle width direction decreases toward a tip end portion of the vehicle; and
the upper curved portion is formed such that a diameter thereof increases toward a base end of the upper curved portion.

US Pat. No. 10,479,281

EQUIPMENT MOUNTING DEVICE AND INSTALLATION ARRANGEMENT INCLUDING AN EQUIPMENT MOUNTING DEVICE

AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH, ...

1. An equipment mounting device for mounting an equipment to two fittings in a vehicle, the equipment mounting device comprising:a longitudinal carrier configured to be coupled to the equipment and sized to span a space between the two fittings;
a first coupling disposed at a first end of the longitudinal carrier, the first coupling configured to be coupled with a first fitting of the two fittings and, when coupled with the first fitting, to prevent movement of the longitudinal carrier in a first direction different from a direction along a longitudinal axis of the longitudinal carrier; and
a second coupling configured to detachably couple with a second fitting of the two fittings by receiving a part of the second fitting and, when coupled with the second fitting, to prevent movement of the longitudinal carrier at least in the first direction and the direction of the longitudinal axis of the longitudinal carrier,
wherein the second coupling includes a first protruding part protruding from the longitudinal carrier at an angle with respect to the longitudinal axis of the longitudinal carrier, and a second protruding part forming a clip, wherein the second coupling is configured to receive the part of the second fitting between the first protruding part and the second protruding part,
wherein the second protruding part includes a lug configured for engaging into an opening of the second fitting or wherein the second protruding part includes an opening that is configured to encompass a lug of the second fitting,
wherein the second coupling includes a lever configured for bending the second protruding part to disengage the lug from the opening of the second fitting or to disengage the opening in the second protruding part from the lug of the second fitting,
wherein the lever extends from a distal end of the second protruding part and forms an acute angle with the second protruding part, wherein the lever includes a strut extending outwardly from the lever towards a portion of the second coupling forming the acute angle with the lever, the strut configured to provide a pivotal point of the lever by contacting a surface upon an actuating force applied to the lever.

US Pat. No. 10,479,278

VEHICLE AND VEHICLE STEP APPARATUS

T-MAX (HANGZHOU) TECHNOLO...

1. A vehicle step apparatus, comprising:a first extending and retracting device comprising a first mounting bracket, a first step bracket, and a first arm assembly coupled between the first mounting bracket and the first step bracket and configured to drive the first step bracket to move between a first extending position and a first retracting position;
a second extending and retracting device comprising a second mounting bracket, a second step bracket, and a second arm assembly coupled between the second mounting bracket and the second step bracket and configured to drive the second step bracket to move between a second extending position and a second retracting position;
a step mounted on the first step bracket and the second step bracket;
a first permanent magnet direct current motor mounted on the first mounting bracket and coupled with the first arm assembly to drive the first arm assembly;
a second permanent magnet direct current motor mounted on the second mounting bracket and coupled with the second arm assembly to drive the second arm assembly;
a first elastic member configured to elastically deform so as to store energy when the first permanent magnet direct current motor drives the first step bracket to move towards the first extending position, and to release energy so as to assist the first permanent magnet direct current motor to drive the first extending and retracting device when the first permanent magnet direct current motor drives the first step bracket to move towards the first retracting position; and
a second elastic member configured to elastically deform so as to store energy when the second permanent magnet direct current motor drives the second step bracket to move towards the second extending position, and to release energy so as to assist the second permanent magnet direct current motor to drive the second extending and retracting device when the second permanent magnet direct current motor drives the second step bracket to move towards the second retracting position.

US Pat. No. 10,479,263

LIGHTING MODULE COMPRISING AT LEAST ONE REMOVABLE LIGHT SOURCE

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A lighting module for a motor vehicle, said lighting module comprising:at least one removable light source housed in the lighting module and comprising:
a light emitting element;
a mechanical support for the light emitting element;
optical means exhibiting a focal zone, for altering an optical characteristic of light emitted by said light emitting element;
a support for supporting the optical means;
movement means for permitting movement of the optical means between:
a predetermined locked position with respect to said light source, wherein the optical means in the locked position is secured on the support for the optical means with the light emitting element at the focal zone of the optical means; and
an unlocked position permitting removal of said light source from the lighting module, wherein the optical means in the unlocked position is separated, in a direction of separation, from the support for supporting the optical means and is displaced, in a direction perpendicular to the direction of separation, from a position where the light emitting element is at the focal zone of the optical means,
wherein said optical means includes a stop element that fixes a position of the mechanical support for the light emitting element with respect to said optical means in the direction perpendicular to the direction of separation when said optical means is in the predetermined locked position, such that the light emitting element is at the focal zone of the optical means.

US Pat. No. 10,479,244

AUTOMOBILE PASSENGER COMPARTMENT CONSOLE INSERT

1. An insert for a passenger compartment of a vehicle wherein the passenger compartment includes at least one seat separated from a central console wherein the central console includes a handbrake with a space existing between the at least one seat and the central console, said insert for the passenger compartment comprising:a main body having a longitudinal axis extending from a front end to a rear end, said main body further including a substantially flat top with a handle grip indentation located therein with said substantially flat top further including a handle located proximate said handle indentation, said main body further including a bottom channel extending along said longitudinal axis, wherein said bottom channel is a side opposite from said substantially flat top,
whereby said main body is able to be inserted in the space between the seat and the central console so that an existing handbrake is accommodated by said bottom channel for permitting the handbrake to be accessible to a driver of the vehicle and wherein said insert prevents items from being dropped in the space between the seat and the central console.

US Pat. No. 10,479,235

INFANT CAR SEAT WITH MASSAGING CAPABILITIES

1. A sleep inducing device comprising:a child safety seat, an electrical system, a plurality of vibrating motors, and a plurality of speakers;
wherein the electrical system, the plurality of vibrating motors, and the plurality of speakers are attached to the child safety seat;
wherein the sleep inducing device is adapted for use with a child;
wherein the sleep inducing device is configured for use in inducing the child to sleep;
wherein the child is placed in the child safety seat;
wherein the plurality of vibrating motors massage the child;
wherein the plurality of speakers generate an audible sound;
wherein the child safety seat is a safety device;
wherein the child safety seat is configured for use in a vehicle;
wherein the child safety seat is adapted for use with the child;
wherein the electrical system is an electrical circuit;
wherein the electrical system powers and controls the operation of the sleep inducing device;
wherein each of the plurality of vibrating motors vibrates in response to an electric current;
wherein each of the plurality of speakers is an electrical transducer;
wherein the child safety seat comprises a backrest cushion, a bench cushion, a left wing, and a right wing;
wherein the backrest cushion is a padded structure;
wherein the bench cushion is a padded structure;
wherein the left wing is a rigid structure;
wherein the left wing forms a barrier;
wherein the right wing is a rigid structure;
wherein the right wing forms a barrier;
wherein a first sub-plurality of vibrating motors selected from the plurality of vibrating motors is installed in the backrest cushion;
wherein a second sub-plurality of vibrating motors selected from the plurality of vibrating motors is installed in the bench cushion;
wherein the first sub-plurality of vibrating motors vibrates the backrest cushion;
wherein the second sub-plurality of vibrating motors vibrates the bench cushion;
wherein the electrical system comprises an audio source, a first potentiometer, a second potentiometer, a master switch, a battery, a diode, a charging port, and a housing;
wherein the audio source, the first potentiometer, the second potentiometer, the master switch, the battery, the diode, and the charging port are contained within the housing;
wherein the audio source, the first potentiometer, the second potentiometer, the master switch, the battery, the diode, and the charging port are electrically interconnected.

US Pat. No. 10,479,233

SEAT APPARATUS FOR VEHICLE

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

1. A seat apparatus for a vehicle comprising:a seat cushion;
a seatback standing upward from the seat cushion and that supports a back of a person sitting on the seat cushion;
a conversion mechanism that converts a disposition of the seatback between a normal position to a converted position, the normal position being a position at which the seatback is disposed at a rear section of the seat cushion and a sitting direction of an occupant is facing forward, the converted position being a position at which the seatback is disposed at a front section of the seat cushion and a sitting direction of an occupant is facing rearward; and
a reclining mechanism that biases the seatback toward a neutral position at which the seatback stands upward and that reclines the seatback forward and rearward from the neutral position,
wherein the reclining mechanism comprises:
a reclining shaft that is provided at a lower end of the seatback and that is a shaft about which the seatback is reclined forward and rearward from the neutral position, and
a biasing member disposed in a radial direction of the reclining shaft when the seatback is disposed at the neutral position,
a first end of the biasing member is engaged with an eccentric section of the seatback separated from the reclining shaft and a second end of the biasing member is engaged with a non-reclining member that reclinably support the seatback, and
the biasing member elongates when the seatback is reclined forward or rearward from the neutral position to accumulate a biasing force.

US Pat. No. 10,479,232

PASSENGER SUPPORT AND METHODS OF USE

Faurecia Automotive Seati...

1. A passenger support comprisinga foundation frame configured to be coupled to a vehicle,
a vehicle seat including a seat base mounted to the foundation frame for sliding movement between a slid-back configuration and a slid-forward configuration, the seat base configured to move from a horizontal-use configuration to a tilted configuration,
a sliding motion controller configured to block the seat base from moving to the slid-forward configuration when the sliding motion controller is deactivated and to allow the seat base to move toward the slid-forward configuration when the sliding motion controller is activated,
a pivoting motion controller configured to block the seat base from moving from the horizontal-use configuration to the tilted configuration when the pivoting motion controller is deactivated and to allow the seat base to move to the tilted configuration when the pivoting motion controller is activated,
a locking mechanism configured to lock the seat base in the tilted configuration as the seat base is moved to the slid-forward configuration, and
a longitudinal motion controller including a forward tab and a rear tab,
wherein the sliding motion controller comprises a handle that engages the longitudinal motion controller when the sliding motion controller is activated to cause the rear tab to tilt downwardly and engage a stopper when the seat base is moved from the slid-back configuration to a forward-seating configuration between the slid-back configuration and the slid-forward configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,479,228

POSITION-DETERMINING DEVICE FOR DETERMINING A POSITION OF A VEHICLE SEAT INSIDE A VEHICLE, SYSTEM, VEHICLE HAVING A VEHICLE SEAT ARRANGED INSIDE THE VEHICLE, AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING A POSITION OF A VEHICLE SEAT

VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSC...

1. A position-determining device for determining a position of a vehicle seat inside a vehicle, wherein the position of the vehicle seat in the vehicle can be adjusted along an adjustment direction at least between a first and at least one second location, comprising a vehicle component and a vehicle seat component, wherein the vehicle component can be arranged in the vehicle as part of a vehicle electronics system, and the vehicle seat component can be arranged in the vehicle seat as part of a vehicle seat electronics system, said vehicle seat component having at least one vehicle seat transmitting/receiving device and said vehicle component having at least two vehicle transmitting/receiving devices that are seat-specific for communication with the at least one vehicle seat transmitting/receiving device of a specific seat, whereinthe at least one vehicle seat transmitting/receiving device and at least one of the vehicle transmitting/receiving devices are configured for a wireless transmission of one or more of information and energy and wherein the at least two vehicle transmitting/receiving devices are configured to be arranged offset spaced from each other along the adjustment direction.

US Pat. No. 10,479,224

VEHICLE SEAT CONVERSION APPARATUS AND METHOD

1. A method for converting a van vehicle rear seating system from an OEM van vehicle rear seating system to a customized van rear seating system wherein the OEM van vehicle rear seating system has a floor structure for receiving a seating system which floor structure comprises OEM struts extending axially of the vehicle and OEM cross bars fixed on the OEM struts the OEM cross bars being in pairs of an OEM forward cross bar and an OEM rearward cross bar each pair for receiving an OEM seat leg and the OEM cross bars extending laterally across the OEM strut at a predetermined space above the OEM strut defining a space, and the forward and rearward cross bars providing access to replacement seat installation according to selected seat replacement plans comprising:providing a conversion seat assembly for installation comprising one or more seats and an adapter base attached to the one or more seats and one or more seat legs attached to the adapter base, each seat leg comprising a lower portion in the form of a rigid box structure having a lower bar forming a bottom of the lower portion and a front hook and a rear hook projecting below the lower bar to define a space between each of the front hook and the rear hook and the lower bar to capture the forward cross bar and the rearward cross bar respectively in the defined space between the front hook and the lower bar and the rear hook and the lower bar, the rear hook having an axially extending portion having a threaded hole spaced from a vertical portion and providing a threaded fastener extendable through the lower bar of the seat leg for threaded attachment in the threaded hole whereby when installed the threaded fastener captures the rearward cross bar and prevents any rearward movement of the seat assembly and further comprising an upper portion having spaced apart parallel sides defining a receiving space;
the adapter base having an axial portion and a lateral portion, the axial portion comprising spaced apart axial members each extending axially from a frontal end to a rearward end each axial member having a vertical height defined by oppositely facing surfaces, said oppositely facing surfaces being spaced apart to be fitted into the receiving space of the upper portion and the lateral portion comprising a pair of axially spaced apart lateral members extending in parallel, laterally defining a forward lateral member and a rear lateral member and being connected respectively to the frontal end of the axial members and to the rearward end of the axial members;
providing one or more replacement seats according to a predetermined seat replacement plan each replacement seat having axially forward and rearward securing portions located to be secured respectively to the forward and rearward lateral members of the adapter base;
attaching the replacement seats to the mating lateral members and attaching the seat legs to the adapter base axial members according to a selected seat replacement plan; and
fitting the seat legs to the OEM struts by placing the seat leg hooks in a position rearward of the cross bars and moving the seat assembly forward so that the hooks of the seat legs are under the respective cross bar and installing the threaded member into the rear hook thereby fixing the rear cross bar to the seat leg against rearward movement of the seat leg and the hooks fixing the seat leg against movement relative to the cross bars, whereby the seat assembly is in firm assembly to the floor structure of the OEM vehicle seating system.

US Pat. No. 10,479,208

NON-CONTACT CHARGING SYSTEM

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

1. A non-contact charging system comprising:a power receiving unit mounted on a transportation device;
a power transmission unit, installed on a flat surface, configured to transmit power to the power receiving unit in a non-contact manner;
a power supply unit configured to control power supply to the power transmission unit, the power supply unit including an operation portion configured to temporarily stop or resume non-contact power transmission from the power transmission unit to the power receiving unit;
a warning unit configured to issue a warning when the non-contact power transmission is temporarily stopped in response to operation made to the operation portion; and
a notification unit configured to send an electronic notification to a predetermined destination corresponding to an owner of the transportation device,
wherein when a predetermined time elapses in a state where the non-contact power transmission is not resumed after the non-contact power transmission is temporarily stopped in response to operation made to the operation unit, the warning unit stops issuing the warning, and the notification unit sends an electronic notification to the predetermined destination indicating that the non-contact power transmission is temporarily stopped due to operation made to the operation portion, and
wherein when the non-contact power transmission is resumed due to operation made to the operation portion, the notification unit sends an electronic notification to the predetermined destination indicating that the non-contact power transmission is resumed due to operation made to the operation portion.

US Pat. No. 10,479,201

IN-VEHICLE DISPLAY SYSTEM AND CONTROL METHOD FOR IN-VEHICLE DISPLAY SYSTEM

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. An in-vehicle display system comprising:a first display;
a second display;
a vehicle information acquirer that acquires vehicle information; and
a controller configured to:
acquire a display operation inputted by a user thorough the first display, when the display operation for outputting at least a portion of first content displayed on the first display to the second display with the first content currently being output to the first display, is performed;
determine whether or not the display operation is executable according to at least one signal from among a plurality of signals indicating a type of the first content, an attribute of the first display, an attribute of the second display, the vehicle information, and a detail of the display operation, and
select either of the first display and the second display with which to associate, according to the determined display operation, a user's authority to operate the first content outputted currently to at least one of the first display and the second display.

US Pat. No. 10,479,191

COOLING SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AN AGRICULTURAL HARVESTER

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A cooling system for an agricultural vehicle, comprising:a housing configured to support one or more cooling components;
a screen positioned at an inlet of the housing;
a cleaning wand configured to remove debris from the screen;
a suction conduit extending from the cleaning wand;
a debris conduit extending from the housing of the cooling system;
a suction fan configured to rotate to apply negative airflow; and
a valve configured to move between an open position in which the suction conduit is isolated from the suction fan and the debris conduit is fluidly coupled to the suction fan and a closed position in which the debris conduit is isolated from the suction fan and the suction conduit is fluidly coupled to the suction fan.

US Pat. No. 10,479,188

HYBRID TRANSMISSION WITH OFFSET ELECTRIC MACHINE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING GEAR CHANGES

RENAULT s.a.s., Boulogne...

1. A hybrid transmission for a motor vehicle including an internal combustion engine and an electric machine, the hybrid transmission comprising:two concentric primary shafts including a solid primary shaft and a hollow primary shaft, and connected to a crankshaft of the internal combustion engine and to the electric machine without a disconnect clutch, the solid primary shaft including two idler pinions of a hybrid or combustion engine gears;
a secondary shaft connected to wheels of the vehicle by a differential, the two idler pinions being configured to engage with fixed gearwheels of the secondary shaft; and
a transfer shaft configured to transfer motion from at least one of the primary shafts to the secondary shaft and couple the primary shafts,
wherein the electric machine is located at an opposite end of the primary shafts relative to the internal combustion engine.

US Pat. No. 10,479,187

INTEGRATED HYBRID POWER SYSTEM FOR WORK VEHICLE

1. An integrated hybrid power system for a work vehicle comprising:an engine;
an electric machine; and
a transmission including a planetary gear set with a first gear, a second gear, and a third gear and a selective transmission component having a disengaged position and an engaged position, the transmission configured to transfer mechanical power between the engine and the electric machine;
the transmission, in a first configuration and the selective transmission component in the disengaged position to allow relative rotation of each of the first gear, the second gear, and the third gear, configured to transfer mechanical power in a first direction from the electric machine to the engine to start the engine; and
the transmission, in a second configuration and the selective transmission component in the engaged position to rotationally fix together two of the first gear, the second gear, and the third gear, configured to transfer mechanical power in the first direction and, alternatively, in a second direction from the engine to the electric machine after the engine is started.

US Pat. No. 10,479,183

HYBRID VEHICLE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A hybrid vehicle, in which a prime mover includes an engine and at least one motor, comprising:a drive wheel;
a power transmission path from the engine to the drive wheel via the motor;
a pendulum damper that is arranged on the power transmission path to absorb torsional vibrations on the power transmission path; and
a disconnecting clutch that is arranged on the power transmission path to selectively interrupt power transmission between the engine and the pendulum damper,
wherein the motor includes a motor case holding a motor oil for lubricating at least the motor,
the pendulum damper is arranged in the motor case together with at least the motor, and
the motor oil lubricates the pendulum damper.

US Pat. No. 10,479,182

SHIFT CONTROL SYSTEM FOR VEHICLE

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

1. A shift control system for vehicle, comprising:a plurality of engagement devices set to torque capacities based on oil pressures supplied;
a geared transmission coupled to an output shaft of a prime mover and including the plurality of engagement devices;
a hydraulic controller that controls the oil pressures with respect to the plurality of engagement devices in order to shift a gear stage of the transmission to another gear stage having a different speed ratio; and
a controller that controls the transmission,
wherein the controller is configured so that, during a shift of the transmission, in an inertia phase where an input speed of the transmission changes toward a synchronous speed in a gear stage after the shift, the controller controls an oil pressure of a predetermined engagement device to be engaged to establish the gear stage after the shift, and
in the inertia phase, the oil pressure of the predetermined engagement device is set to an oil pressure which is higher than a first oil pressure to set a torque capacity for transmitting from the prime mover a first drive torque acting on the predetermined engagement device, but lower than a second oil pressure to set a torque capacity for transmitting a second drive torque which is a total of an inertia torque caused by a change in speed of the prime mover and the first drive torque.

US Pat. No. 10,479,180

FRONT END MOTOR-GENERATOR SYSTEM AND HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLE OPERATING METHOD

Bendix Commercial Vehicle...

1. An integrated switchable coupling of a hybrid electric arrangement for an internal combustion engine, comprising:an engine-side portion configured to be coupled for co-axial rotation to a rotatable shaft of the engine;
a drive-side portion configured to drive an engine accessory drive, to be selectively engaged with the engine-side portion, and to be driven by an electric motor at a front side of the drive-side portion opposite a rear side of the drive side portion facing the rotatable engine shaft; and
an engagement actuator configured to selectively engage the drive side portion with the engine-side portion,
wherein
the drive-side portion concentrically surrounds at least a portion of the engagement actuator along a coupling rotation axis,
the rotatable engine shaft is an engine crankshaft,
the engine-side portion includes a crankshaft damper portion,
the drive-side portion includes a pulley portion having on an outer circumference at least one accessory drive surface configured to engage an accessory drive,
the engagement actuator is a clutch, the clutch including an engine-side engagement portion, and a drive-side engagement portion at least one of coupled to and integrally formed with the drive-side portion of the integrated switchable coupling, and
the at least one accessory drive surface is configured to drive an accessory drive belt.

US Pat. No. 10,479,176

DOOR HOLE SEAL

NISHIKAWA RUBBER CO., LTD...

1. A door hole seal comprising:a sheet body configured to operably couple to a door inner panel for covering an opening on said door inner panel;
a synthetic resin film for joining the sheet body to the door inner panel, said synthetic resin film being transparent or semitransparent, the synthetic resin film including: an internal circumferential end which sticks to said sheet body; and an outer circumferential end which sticks to an inner-cabin side of said door inner panel by adhesive; and
a sheet separation provided at a distance from said sheet body and between an outer circumferential end of said sheet body and the outer circumferential end of said synthetic resin film, the sheet separation adhering to said synthetic resin film;
wherein a plurality of said sheet separations are provided along a curve and at a distance from each other, the curve encircling the sheet body as a whole.

US Pat. No. 10,479,175

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR A TARPAULIN FASTENING SYSTEM

Royer Ent., LLC, Payson,...

1. A method of fastening a tarp to a payload, comprising:supporting a payload with a flatbed trailer;
covering the payload with a tarp;
removably coupling a tarp fastening device to the flatbed trailer;
arranging a plurality of connection pins along a length of a line cord of the tarp fastening device;
connecting each of the plurality of connection pins to respective connection points along the flatbed trailer and the tarp, wherein the line cord is not in direct contact with the connection points; and
actuating a gear assembly of the tarp fastening device to create tension on the line cord to fasten the tarp onto the payload.

US Pat. No. 10,479,170

AIR CONDITIONER FOR VEHICLE

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. An air conditioner for a vehicle, comprising:a pump drawing and discharging a heat medium to circulate the heat medium;
an air-cooling heat exchanger that exchanges sensible heat between the heat medium circulating by the pump and ventilation air to be blown into a vehicle interior to cool and dehumidify the ventilation air;
a heat-medium and outside-air heat exchanger that exchanges sensible heat between the heat medium and outside air;
a compressor adapted to draw and discharge a refrigerant in a refrigeration cycle;
a heat-medium cooling heat exchanger that cools the heat medium by exchanging heat between a low-pressure side refrigerant in the refrigeration cycle and the heat medium;
a dehumidification mode switching valve that switches between a first dehumidification mode in which the heat medium circulates between the air-cooling heat exchanger and the heat-medium cooling heat exchanger, and a second dehumidification mode in which the heat medium circulates between the air-cooling heat exchanger and the heat-medium and outside-air heat exchanger; and
a controller configured to allow the heat medium to circulate between the air-cooling heat exchanger and the heat-medium and outside-air heat exchanger when a temperature in connection with a temperature of the outside air is estimated or determined to be less than a temperature in connection with a dew-point temperature of the ventilation air flowing into the air-cooling heat exchanger.

US Pat. No. 10,479,166

TOGGLE BUTTON

DENSO International Ameri...

1. A toggle button assembly for a human-machine interface (HMI), the toggle button assembly comprising:a circuit board;
a first switch mounted to the circuit board;
a second switch mounted to the circuit board;
a toggle body rotatable about a toggle body rotation axis;
a first switch actuator between the toggle body and the first switch, the first switch actuator including a first switch actuator mount and a first switch actuator arm;
a first switch actuator rotation shaft extends from the first switch actuator mount, the first switch actuator rotation shaft rotates about a first switch actuator rotation axis;
a second switch actuator between the toggle body and the second switch, the second switch actuator including a second switch actuator mount and a second switch actuator arm; and
a second switch actuator rotation shaft extends from the second switch actuator mount, the second switch actuator rotation shaft rotates about a second switch actuator rotation axis;
wherein upon actuation of the toggle body from a center position to a first position, the toggle body rotates about the toggle body rotation axis and presses the first switch actuator against the first switch to actuate the first switch;
wherein actuation of the toggle body from the center position to the first position presses a first tab extending from the toggle body against the first switch actuator arm, which presses against the first switch to actuate the first switch;
wherein upon actuation of the toggle body from the center position to a second position, the toggle body rotates about the toggle body rotation axis and presses the second switch actuator against the second switch to actuate the second switch;
wherein actuation of the toggle body from the center position to the second position presses a second tab extending from the toggle body against the second switch actuator arm, which presses against the second switch to actuate the second switch; and
wherein the toggle body rotation axis, the first switch actuator rotation axis, and the second switch actuator rotation axis all extend in parallel to one another.

US Pat. No. 10,479,162

VEHICLE SEAT BELT HAVING TUBES FOR AIR DELIVERY

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A vehicle seat belt system comprising:a seat belt comprising first and second seat belt webbings each defining a passageway;
one or more tubular extension members extending between the first and second seat belt webbings;
a plurality of exhaust openings formed in at least one of the first and second webbings and formed in the one or more tubular extension members; and
an air delivery device supplying air to the seat belt.

US Pat. No. 10,479,161

VEHICLE AIR-CONDITIONING SYSTEM

HANON SYSTEMS, Daejeon (...

1. An air conditioning system for a vehicle comprising:an air-conditioning case having a cold air passageway and a warm air passageway, a cold air discharge port configured to discharge cold air of the cold air passageway to outside of the vehicle, and a warm air discharge port configured to discharge warm air of the warm air passageway to outside of the vehicle;
the air-conditioning case further defining an outlet and a distribution duct connected to the outlet, wherein the distribution duct is connected to an interior of the vehicle to distribute air from the outlet of the air-conditioning duct to the interior of the vehicle according to air discharge modes; and
at least one cover plate disposed on an outer face of the air-conditioning case and overlying the cold air discharge port and the warm air discharge port to prevent outdoor air from flowing backward through the cold air discharge port and the warm air discharge port.

US Pat. No. 10,479,160

DAMPER WITH PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD CARRIER

Tenneco Automotive Operat...

1. A bumper cap assembly for an electrically adjustable hydraulic shock absorber having a rod guide, a piston rod guided by the rod guide, and an electronically-controlled valve positioned within the rod guide for controlling a damping state of the shock absorber, the bumper cap assembly comprising:a circuit board positioned around the piston rod, the circuit board adapted to actuate the electronically-controlled valve;
a carrier housing receiving the circuit board and engaged with the rod guide, the carrier housing including at least one column; and
a bumper cap mounted on the carrier housing and engaged with the at least one column;
wherein the at least one column is adapted to transfer compressive axial loads from the bumper cap to the rod guide during an operation of the shock absorber.

US Pat. No. 10,479,158

LOOK AHEAD VEHICLE SUSPENSION SYSTEM

Enpulz, LLC, Austin, TX ...

1. A wheel-based vehicle configured to travel along a roadway environment, the wheel-based vehicle comprising:a first independent suspension element configured to service a first wheel with a first suspension setting;
a second independent suspension element configured to service a second wheel with a second suspension setting;
at least one electromagnetic sensing device disposed and configured to capture electromagnetic waves reflected off of the roadway environment;
processing circuitry configured to, based on the captured electromagnetic waves and vehicle motion data, predict a first time at which the first wheel will contact a first roadway condition, and a second time at which the second wheel will contact a second roadway condition; and
the processing circuitry being configured to accommodate the first roadway condition by configuring the first independent suspension element to a third suspension setting, the third suspension setting differing from the first suspension setting.

US Pat. No. 10,479,154

UTILITY SLED

1. A utility sled comprising: a body having an interior defined by a front wall, a back wall, a pair of sidewalls extending from the front wall to the back wall on opposite sides of a bottom and an open top surrounded by a lip, said body formed from plastic, the open top of the sled being larger than the bottom of the sled; a first U-shaped support having two ends and being fastened between the pair of sidewalls substantially near the front wall at one-third of the distance between the front wall and the back wall of the sled such that each of the two ends extend upward along a respective sidewall; a second U-shaped support having two ends and being fastened between the pair of sidewalls substantially near the back wall of the sled such that each of the two ends extend upward along a respective sidewall; four wheel deploying devices fastened to an exterior of the sled and to a respective end of a U-shaped support, each of said wheel deploying devices comprising an adjustment handle which raises and lowers an axel bolt such that a plurality of slots selectively receive a portion of the handle to adjust a height of the axel bolt; a wheel being attached to each of said axel bolts of each of the wheel deploying devices to allow the wheel to be deployed and retracted; a handle attached to the front wall of the sled via a flexible member and comprising a J-hook; and, an opening in said lip of the sled in the front wall, said opening receiving the J-hook of the handle to stow the handle; wherein the sidewalls are biased outward to create a positive camber on the wheels when the sled is unloaded and when a load is placed in the sled, the sidewalls are pulled inward at a top such that the wheels are adjusted to substantially zero camber.

US Pat. No. 10,479,146

RAPID TIRE INFLATION SYSTEM

Bridgestone Americas Tire...

1. An inflation system for use with a wheel and a tire, the inflation system comprising:a divider wall configured to divide an inner cavity of the tire into an upper chamber between a tread portion of the tire and the divider wall, and a lower chamber between the divider wall and the wheel;
a first pressure sensor arranged to be communicated with the upper chamber;
a second pressure sensor arranged to be communicated with the lower chamber;
a first valve having an open position for communicating the upper and lower chambers, and a closed position for isolating the upper chamber from the lower chamber;
a second valve configured to selectively communicate the lower chamber with a source of pressurized gas; and
a controller operably associated with the first and second pressure sensors and the first and second valves, the controller being configured to define a field ready pre-charged mode wherein the upper chamber is inflated to a field ready pressure in a range of from 4 psi to 16 psi, the first valve is closed and the lower chamber is pre-charged to a pre-charged pressure, the pre-charged pressure being such that upon opening of the first valve a transition from the field ready pre-charged mode to a road ready mode wherein the upper chamber is inflated to a road ready pressure in a range of from 20 psi to 40 psi occurs in a transition time of no more than ten minutes, wherein the field ready pressure is in a range of from 20% to 50% of the road ready pressure.

US Pat. No. 10,479,144

PNEUMATIC TIRE

SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIE...

1. A pneumatic tire comprising:a tread;
a pair of sidewalls;
a pair of beads; and
a carcass, wherein
the sidewalls extend almost inward from ends, respectively, of the tread in a radial direction,
the beads are disposed inward of the sidewalls, respectively, in the radial direction,
the carcass is extended on and between one of the beads and the other of the beads along inner sides of the tread and the sidewalls,
the carcass includes a carcass ply,
the carcass ply includes a carcass cord,
each bead includes a core extending in a circumferential direction,
the core includes a body having a hexagonal cross-section, and a cover covering the body,
the cover is wrapped around the body, the number of turns the cover is wrapped around the body being greater than or equal to one and smaller than two,
the cover includes a plain weave fabric obtained by interlacing warp threads and weft threads,
the warp threads and the weft threads intersect, and an angle of the intersection is greater than or equal to 45° and not greater than 125°, and
the warp threads are inclined relative to the carcass cord, and an angle of the inclination is greater than or equal to 22.5° and not greater than 67.5°.

US Pat. No. 10,479,140

WHEEL LIFTING DEVICE

AB Kompositprodukter Vikm...

1. A wheel lifting device comprising:a base structure with support means for being supported by a ground surface;
a lifting frame with at least one wheel support member and a frame leg which extends upwardly at an angle to the ground surface when the base structure is supported on the ground surface;
a link mechanism connected to the base structure and to the lifting frame;
a pivotal manoeuvring lever connected to the link mechanism for lifting the lifting frame relative to the base structure; and
a blocking device for locking the manoeuvring lever at any desired pivotal position,
characterized in that the blocking device comprises a weight which is slidable along the frame leg and arranged to intersect the pivotal movement path of the manoeuvring lever and to be brought into frictional engagement with the frame leg when influenced by a force generated by the manoeuvring lever in order to block the lifting frame from downward movement relative to the base structure.

US Pat. No. 10,479,134

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A DECORATED WALL OR FLOOR PANEL

1. A method for producing a decorated wall or floor panel, comprising at least the method steps performed in subsequent order:a) providing a pourable granulate carrier material;
b) placing the carrier material between two belt conveying means;
c) heating the carrier material to a temperature above the melting point or softening point of the carrier material in order to form a web-shaped carrier;
d) compressing the carrier;
e) treating the carrier under the action of pressure by use of a twin belt press, wherein the carrier is cooled within or upstream of the twin belt press;
g) applying a decorative subsurface onto at least a portion of the carrier;
h) applying a decoration reproducing a decorative template onto at least a portion of the carrier;
i) applying a protective layer onto at least a portion of the decoration; and
j) optionally structuring the protective layer in order to introduce pores and/or the edge region of the carrier in order to form connecting elements.

US Pat. No. 10,479,131

SEWING PATTERN ORGANIZER

1. An apparatus for storing and organizing sewing pattern pieces, the apparatus for storing and organizing sewing pattern pieces comprising:a housing having an inner chamber defined by at least four side walls and a bottom surface;
a lid, said lid removably attached to said housing and configured to cover said inner chamber of said housing;
a plurality of locking mechanisms, said plurality of locking mechanisms being coupled to said lid and configured to secure said lid to said housing; and
a plurality of sleeves, said plurality of sleeves removably positioned inside said inner chamber of said housing, and wherein each of said plurality of sleeves is configured to contain a sewing pattern piece; and
wherein each of said plurality of sleeves has at least one front-pocket on a front side of said sleeve;
wherein each of said plurality of sleeves has at least one back-pocket on a back side of said sleeve;
wherein said plurality of sleeves is at least fifteen said sleeves;
wherein said plurality of sleeves is made from a transparent material;
wherein the apparatus further comprises at least one flap coupled to said front side of said sleeve and configured to cover an opening of said at least one front-pocket;
wherein the apparatus further comprises at least one flap coupled to said back side of said sleeve and configured to cover an opening of said at least one back-pocket;
wherein said at least one flap is configured to cover said opening of said at least one front-pocket on said front side of said sleeve by a means for fastening said at least one flap;
wherein said at least one flap is configured to cover said opening of said at least one back-pocket on said back side of said sleeve by the fastening means;
wherein said fastening means is a hook and loop fastener;
wherein the apparatus further comprises a means for labeling the sewing pattern pieces removably located above said at least one front-pocket of said front side of said sleeve;
wherein said identification means is a label;
wherein said apparatus is made from a strong durable plastic;
wherein said inner chamber of said housing has a depth greater than a height of a sleeve of said plurality of sleeves;
wherein said plurality of sleeves is made from a flexible plastic material; and
wherein said plurality of locking mechanisms is two latches located on opposite sides of said lid.

US Pat. No. 10,479,127

SHEET-LIKE GOODS WITH STRING

DENTSU INC., Tokyo (JP)

1. A sheet-like article with a string having a first use form and a second use form, the sheet-like article with a string comprising:a sheet-like main body comprising a first sheet, and a second sheet having a shape corresponding to the first sheet; and
a string body inserted into a plurality of holes of the main body, wherein change from the first use form to the second use form is possible by pulling of the string body,
wherein, in the first use form, the string body is bended at the hole of the main body, and in the second use form, the string body is arranged linearly by pulling,
wherein, in the first use form, an inner surface of an end of the first sheet faces an inner surface of an end of the second sheet, and in the second use form, an outer surface of the end of the first sheet faces an outer surface of the end of the second sheet, and
wherein, in the second use form in which the string body has been pulled, no fold is formed around the holes of the main body.

US Pat. No. 10,479,125

BOOK BINDING DEVICE

Horizon International Inc...

1. A book binding device, comprising:at least one clamper movable along a predetermined conveying path while gripping a book block, the at least one clamper having one or more clamping parameters adjustable depending on a thickness of the book block;
a series of processing units arranged along the conveying path to carry out bookbinding for the book block gripped by the at least one clamper, each of the series of processing units having one or more processing parameters adjustable depending on the thickness of the book block; and
a control unit operatively connected to the at least one clamper and the series of processing units to calculate default values of the one or more clamping and processing parameters based on information about the thickness of the book block to be bound, and to perform initial settings of the at least one clamper and the series of processing units according to the default values,
wherein the control unit comprises:
an input section for receiving inputs of reference values of the one or more clamping and processing parameters for two or more different thicknesses of the book block;
a function generation section for generating functions based on the reference values inputted to the input section, the functions being used for calculating adjusted default values of the one or more clamping and processing parameters depending on the thickness of the book block;
a parameter calculation section for calculating the adjusted default values of the one or more clamping and processing parameters using the functions based on the information about the thickness of the book block to be bound; and
an initial setting section for performing the initial settings according to the adjusted default values of the one or more clamping and processing parameters when the reference values are inputted to the input section on the one hand, and for performing the initial settings according to the default values without input of the reference values to the input section on the other hand.

US Pat. No. 10,479,124

INKJET PRINTING APPARATUS AND TEMPERATURE CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An inkjet printing apparatus comprising:a transfer member;
a printhead configured to discharge ink to form an image on the transfer member;
a transfer unit configured to transfer the image on the transfer member to a print medium;
a heating unit configured to heat the transfer member;
a first measurement unit configured to measure a temperature of the transfer member heated by the heating unit; and
an adjustment unit configured to adjust a temperature of the printhead based on a temperature measured by the first measurement unit.

US Pat. No. 10,479,117

PRINTER

TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. A printer comprising:a print head configured to print along a raster direction portions of an image on a printing medium in units of a raster;
a movement mechanism that includes a stepping motor and is configured to move at least one of the printing medium and the print head so as to change a relative position between the printing medium and the print head in a direction intersecting the raster direction;
a motor driver configured to drive the stepping motor; and
a control unit configured to control the print head in response to a print start instruction, the control unit including a drive pulse generator configured to generate and output drive pulses to the motor driver, which drives the stepping motor based on the driver pulses, wherein
the print head is controlled to perform printing of one raster along the raster direction each time the relative position between the printing medium and the print head is changed by the movement mechanism by an interval of the raster, and
the driver pulse generator is configured to make an interval of consecutive two drive pulses longer than an immediately preceding interval before a rotation speed of the stepping motor increases to a predetermined target speed.

US Pat. No. 10,479,114

VACUUM TABLE FOR FLAT BED PRINTER

1. A vacuum table for holding print media while printing, comprising:a bottom plate;
a medium support surface spaced apart from the bottom plate and comprising a plurality of vacuum holes; and
a spacer array comprising at least one monolithic spacer structure which is formed as a single piece, the at least monolithic spacer structure comprising:
a first and a second longitudinal plate positioned between the bottom plate and the medium support surface, wherein the first and second longitudinal plates comprise:
a plurality of air flow through-holes; and
a top support edge and a bottom support edge formed by lateral sides of the first and the second longitudinal plates and extending equidistantly with respect to one another, such that a top support plane for the medium support surface is defined by the top support edges of the first and the second longitudinal plates and such that a bottom support plane for the bottom plate is defined by the bottom support edges of the first and the second longitudinal plate; and
a connection element positioned between the first longitudinal plate and the second longitudinal plate when viewed parallel to the top and/or bottom support plane, which connection element connects the first longitudinal plate and the second longitudinal plate to one another, such that the connection element is positioned between the bottom support plane and the top support plane when viewed perpendicular to the top and/or bottom support plane.

US Pat. No. 10,479,113

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND APPARATUSES FOR DETECTING A MEDIA JAM CONDITION

1. A method for detecting a media jam condition in a thermal printer, the method comprising:receiving, by a processor, an input signal from a media sensor, wherein the input signal is indicative of a measure of a media transmissivity/reflectivity of a media, wherein content is printed on the media;
operating, by the processor, the thermal printer in a calibration mode, wherein operating the thermal printer in the calibration mode comprises:
halting, by the processor, a traversal of the media such that the media is stationary with respect to a print head in the thermal printer, wherein the print head is configured to print on the media;
analyzing, by the processor, the input signal received while the traversal of the media is halted, to determine one or more characteristics of the input signal; and
determining, by the processor, a first transmissivity/reflectivity threshold based on the one or more characteristics of the input signal received during the calibration mode; and
operating, by the processor, the thermal printer in a printing mode, wherein operating the thermal printer in the printing mode comprises:
causing, by the processor, traversal of the media with respect to the print head in the thermal printer to perform a print operation;
determining, by the processor, one or more current characteristics of the input signal received while the thermal printer operates in the printing mode; and
detecting, by the processor, the media jam condition in an instance in which a measure of the one or more current characteristics of the input signal, received while the thermal printer operates in the printing mode, is satisfy the first transmissivity/reflectivity threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,479,112

PRINTING DEVICE AND PRINTING METHOD

MIMAKI ENGINEERING CO., L...

1. A printing device that carries out printing with respect to a medium, the printing device comprising:an ejection head that ejects an ink to the medium; and
an infrared irradiating portion that irradiates an infrared light in which a wavelength is smaller than or equal to 3 ?m with respect to the ink on the medium;
wherein the ejection head ejects the ink containing a solvent that generates heat by absorbing the infrared light; and
the infrared irradiating portion volatilizes and removes at least one part of the solvent in the ink by irradiating the infrared light with respect to the ink on the medium,
wherein the infrared irradiating portion generates the infrared light in which a peak wavelength is smaller than or equal to 3 ?m, and an intensity of a component in which a wavelength is 4 ?m is smaller than or equal to 1/10 of an intensity at the peak wavelength.

US Pat. No. 10,479,105

DROPLET DISCHARGE APPARATUS AND DROPLET DISCHARGE METHOD

RICOH COMPANY, LTD., Tok...

1. A droplet discharge apparatus to discharge a droplet onto a recording medium according to image data while being moved by a user, the droplet discharge apparatus comprising:a head to discharge the droplet onto the recording medium;
a sensor to detect a movement amount of the droplet discharge apparatus in a predetermined period;
a memory to store determination information, which indicates whether droplet discharging has been instructed for each pixel of the image data; and
a processor configured to:
accumulate the movement amount to calculate a total movement amount of the droplet discharge apparatus;
instruct droplet discharging from the head based on the total movement amount and the image data, the instructed droplet discharging being only for an unprinted pixel for which the determination information indicates that droplet discharging has not been instructed and the unprinted pixel being included in a predetermined region of the image data;
calculate a ratio between a number of printed pixels in the predetermined region and a total number of pixels in the predetermined region, the printed pixels for which the determination information indicates that droplet discharging has been instructed; and
rewrite, based on the ratio, the determination information of the unprinted pixel to indicate that droplet discharging has been instructed.

US Pat. No. 10,479,099

SYSTEM FOR CONSUMING CONSUMABLE MATERIAL STORED IN CARTRIDGE

BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI K...

1. A system comprising:a cartridge configured to accommodate a consumable material;
a cartridge attachment section, the cartridge being inserted into and attached to the cartridge attachment section in a first direction, the cartridge being removed from the cartridge attachment section in a second direction opposite to the first direction; and
a consuming section including a recording head and configured to consume the consumable material stored in the cartridge completely attached to the cartridge attachment section,
the cartridge comprising:
a board supporting portion;
a board supported by the board supporting portion, the board having a mount surface and a supported surface opposite to the mount surface, the mount surface facing in a third direction perpendicular to the first direction and the second direction, the supported surface facing in a fourth direction opposite to the third direction and supported by the board supporting portion, the board and a portion of the board supporting portion defining a moving trajectory during insertion and removal of the cartridge relative to the cartridge attachment section; and
an electrical interface mounted on the mount surface of the board,
the cartridge attachment section comprising:
a slider configured to contact at least one of the board and the board supporting portion of the cartridge, the slider being movable between a first position and a second position and between a first posture and a second posture in accordance with insertion and removal of the cartridge relative to the cartridge attachment section, the second position being displaced in the third direction relative to the first position, the slider at the first position being in the first posture and the slider at the second position being in the second posture;
an electrical contact provided on the slider and configured to contact the electrical interface of the cartridge, the electrical contact being movable between a contact position and a non-contact position in accordance with the movement of the slider between the first posture and the second posture;
a first wall provided on the slider at a position offset in the first direction relative to the electrical contact, the first wall having a portion that overlaps the moving trajectory of the board and the portion of the board supporting portion during insertion and removal of the cartridge relative to the cartridge attachment section;
a second wall provided on the slider at a position offset in the second direction relative to the electrical contact; and
a biasing member configured to apply a biasing force to the slider in the second direction,
wherein:
when the slider is at the first position and in the first posture,
the electrical contact is in the contact position and overlaps the electrical interface of the cartridge completely attached to the cartridge attachment section, the second wall having a portion overlapping the moving trajectory;
when the slider is in the second posture,
the electrical contact is in the non-contact position displaced in the third direction relative to the contact position, the second wall being displaced in the third direction relative to the moving trajectory; and
when the cartridge has been completely attached to the cartridge attachment section,
the cartridge and the cartridge attachment section define a first space therebetween at a position offset in the first direction relative to the board and the portion of the board supporting portion, the first wall being received in the first space; andthe cartridge and the cartridge attachment section define a second space therebetween at a position offset in the second direction relative to the board and the portion of the board supporting portion, the second wall of the slider at the first position and in the first posture being received in the second space.

US Pat. No. 10,479,097

LIQUID EJECTING APPARATUS

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A liquid ejecting head, comprising:a plurality of liquid chambers that are in communication with a nozzle that ejects a liquid;
a plurality of volume changing devices that change a volume of the plurality of liquid chambers;
a plurality of inflow channels that are each connected to one of the plurality of liquid chambers and enables the liquid to flow into the respective liquid chambers;
a discharge channel that discharges the liquid and is connected to the plurality of inflow channels;
a plurality of first flow path resistance changing devices disposed in each of the plurality of inflow channels and that change a flow path resistance of a respective inflow channel;
a liquid supply section that supplies the liquid to the plurality of inflow channels by pressurizing the liquid; and
a bypass channel that enables the liquid supplied from the liquid supply section to bypass the plurality of inflow channels and to flow into the discharge channel,
wherein in a standby step in which the liquid ejecting head does not eject the liquid, the flow path resistance of the bypass channel is lower than a combined flow path resistance of the plurality of inflow channels whose flow path resistance has been changed by the plurality of first flow path resistance changing devices.

US Pat. No. 10,479,091

LIQUID DISCHARGE APPARATUS AND WASTE LIQUID AMOUNT DETECTION METHOD

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A liquid discharge apparatus comprising:a liquid discharge section configured to discharge liquid onto a medium;
a holding section capable of holding a waste liquid container configured to contain waste liquid exhausted from the liquid discharge section;
a sensor capable of detecting a state in which a containing amount of the waste liquid container has reached a threshold value; and
a calculation section configured to calculate a waste liquid amount based on an exhaust amount of the waste liquid exhausted by the liquid discharge section,
wherein, in a case where the sensor has detected the state in which the containing amount has reached the threshold value, the calculation section calculates the waste liquid amount by adding the exhaust amount of the waste liquid exhausted after the detection of the state by the sensor to the threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,479,089

SUPPLY LIQUID TANK UNIT AND INK JET RECORDING APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME

KYOCERA Document Solution...

1. A supply liquid tank unit comprising:a supply liquid tank for containing cleaning liquid for cleaning a recording head to be supplied to the recording head that ejects ink onto a recording medium; and
a detection sensor for detecting a liquid level of the cleaning liquid in the supply liquid tank, wherein
the supply liquid tank includes:
a first chamber provided with an inflow port allowing inflow of the cleaning liquid;
a second chamber provided with an outflow port allowing outflow of the cleaning liquid;
a partition wall for partitioning the first chamber and the second chamber from each other; and
a lower communicating path which is formed from a lower end of the partition wall and a lower surface of the supply liquid tank and which makes the first chamber and the second chamber communicating with each other,
the outflow port is placed below the detection sensor,
the detection sensor detects a liquid level of the cleaning liquid in the second chamber, and is placed above the lower end of the partition wall, and
the inflow port is placed at a higher position than the outflow port.

US Pat. No. 10,479,085

PRINTHEAD ELECTRICAL INTERCONNECTS

HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPME...

1. A method comprising:applying an electrical interconnect between a printhead die and an electrical fan out structure embedded in a molding of a printhead via a direct patterning additive process; and
applying a passivation layer over the electrical interconnect as a dry film laminate.

US Pat. No. 10,479,083

PEELING METHOD OF COVER MEMBER AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF LIQUID EJECTING HEAD

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A method for peeling a cover member off of a substrate, the method comprising:forming a recessed portion that opens to one side surface of a substrate, wherein the recessed portion does not completely penetrate the substrate and is formed in a region of the substrate different from a region in which a pattern is formed in the substrate, and forming an opening region including the opening of the recessed portion, on the one side surface of the substrate;
attaching the cover member so as to cover the one side surface of the substrate including the opening region and the pattern;
adjusting a pressure for increasing a pressure within a space formed by the recessed portion and the attached cover member to be higher than a pressure on a side opposite to the space with the cover member interposed therebetween; and
peeling off the cover member from the substrate, in a state where the pressure within the space is increased by the adjusting of the pressure.

US Pat. No. 10,479,072

METHOD FOR DECORATING SUBSTRATES AND DECORATED SUBSTRATE

1. A method for decorating substrates, comprising the following steps:printing at least one first decorative pattern (2) with a first printing ink composition (3) onto the substrate (1), the substrate being a glass vessel,
printing at least one second decorative pattern (4) with a second printing ink composition (5) onto the substrate (1), at least sectionally in a region adjacent to the first pattern (2), temporarily before, after, or during the printing of the first pattern,wherein the second printing ink composition (5) when radiation-cured, has a lower glass transition temperature than the first printing ink composition (3) when radiation-cured, and wherein a hot stamping method (10) is used to apply a decorative coating to the second pattern (4), for which purpose hot stamping foil comprising a decorative coating material is pressed with exposure to heat and pressure, by means of a stamping tool (12) against the printed substrate (1), at least sectionally in the region of the first and second patterns (4), so that the decorative coating adheres to the second pattern (4), but not to the first pattern (2),wherein the first and the second printing ink compositions (3, 5) are radiation-curable and wherein the first and second printing ink compositions (3, 5) are radiation-cured before the hot stamping method, and wherein the second printing ink composition (5) comprises a base composition having at least one radical photoinitiator and no cationic photoinitiator, andwherein the base composition comprises at least one epoxy resin based on bisphenol A, which is in solution in a UV-curing monomer, and also a resin having functional groups which free functional hydroxy, epoxide, acid, acid anhydride and/or acrylate groups, and further a wax, and wherein on irradiation of the second printing ink composition (5), the epoxy resin based on bisphenol A is not crosslinked with the UV-curable monomer, but is instead merely physically embedded, and wherein a weight fraction of a heat-activatable pressure-sensitive adhesive in the second printing ink composition (5) is between 10% and 25%.