US Pat. No. 10,597,836

MANUAL SNOW SHOVEL WITH SNOW COMPRESSION MEANS FOR GRAVITATIONALLY AIDED UNLOADING

1. A manual snow shovel comprising:a support sled comprising a base for sliding movement over a ground surface from which snow is to be cleared;
a snow working unit carried atop said support sled for movement therewith over the ground surface;
a handle support structure coupled to the support sled and extending upwardly and rearwardly therefrom; and
a handle carried on the handle support structure at a location spaced upwardly and rearwardly from the support sled for manual gripping of the handle by an operator in order to displace said support sled over the ground surface;
wherein said snow working unit comprises:
an inclined load blade carried atop the support sled in a position angling upwardly and rearwardly from a lower front edge of said inclined load blade toward an opposing upper rear end thereof, said inclined load blade having a tapered shape that narrows away from said front lower edge toward the upper rear end of said inclined load blade so that opposing sides of said inclined load blade rearwardly converge with one another toward said upper rear end of said inclined load blade; and
up-turned and in-turned side walls connected to the inclined load blade at opposing sides thereof and reaching upwardly and inwardly from said opposing sides of said inclined load blade; and
wherein:
at elevated areas of the inclined load blade spaced upwardly and rearwardly from the lower front edge thereof, a topside of said inclined load blade is of concave curvature in a width direction in which said opposing sides of the inclined load blade are spaced from one another; and
the concave curvature of the topside of said inclined load blade at said elevated areas is of increasingly aggressive concavity toward the upper rear end of said inclined load blade.

US Pat. No. 10,597,835

SURROGATE FOR CONCRETE DIVIDER

The Trustees of Indiana U...

1. A concrete divider surrogate comprising:a main body, the main body configured to be substantially the same size and shape as a main body of a concrete divider, the main body including a core and a skin attached to the core, the skin covering at least a portion of the core, the skin including a plurality of layers, the plurality of layers including a first layer, a second layer, and an intermediate layer, the intermediate layer being located between the first layer and the second layer, wherein at least one of:
the first layer includes a mixture of paint and cement; and
the second layer includes a conductive material.

US Pat. No. 10,597,834

CRASH BARRIER SYSTEM WITH DIFFERENT INTERVALS

Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche ...

1. A crash barrier system comprising:support posts, box beams, upper tubes, lower tubes, barrier rails, and a lower suspension,
the support posts are arranged axially parallel to one another,
the box beams are connected to the support posts on a front facing side of the support posts, and the box beams are mounted between the support posts and the upper tubes,
the upper tubes are vertically oriented and arranged axially parallel to one another, connected to the box beams, and mounted between the barrier rails and the box beams,
the barrier rails are fastened to the upper tubes, and positioned on a front facing side of the crash barrier system, and
the lower suspension includes the lower tubes and is fastened to the front facing side of the support posts at a location beneath the box beams and the upper tubes,
wherein the lower tubes are each oriented in the same vertical orientation as the upper tubes and are positioned at an elevation beneath the upper tubes, and the lower tubes are each shorter than the upper tubes and have a greater ductility than the upper tubes for absorbing impact energy in an event of a collision with the lower suspension.

US Pat. No. 10,597,833

WIRE MESH AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A COIL FOR A WIRE MESH

Geobrugg AG, Romanshorn ...

1. A wire netting comprisinga plurality of helices which are braided with one another, at least one helix of the plurality of helices:
being manufactured of at least one of a single wire, a wire bundle, a wire strand, a wire rope and/or another longitudinal element, each of the at least one of the single wire, the wire bundle, the wire strand, the wire rope and/or the another longitudinal element being formed from at least one wire, and
comprising at least one first leg, at least one second leg and at least one bending region connecting the first leg and the second leg to one another,
wherein, in a longitudinal view in parallel to a longitudinal direction of the at least one helix of the plurality of helices, the bending region comprises:
at least one bending zone with a bending curvature, and
at least one first transition zone which is connected to the first leg and has a first transition curvature that differs from the bending curvature,
wherein the first leg and/or the second leg are at least section-wise straight, and
wherein the at least one wire is at least partly made of a high-tensile steel with a tensile strength of at least 800 N mm?2.

US Pat. No. 10,597,832

PAINT-STRIPING LASER GUIDANCE SYSTEM AND RELATED TECHNOLOGY

LaserLine Mfg., Inc., Re...

1. A paint-striping guidance system, comprising:an outrigger attachable to a paint-striping machine;
a light-emitting device carried by the outrigger, wherein the light-emitting device is configured to form a planar light region having a vertical orientation and a visible indicator line to follow for projection onto an underfoot surface and/or a target surface; and
a mounting assembly configured to provide an adjustable connection between the light-emitting device and the outrigger, wherein the mounting assembly includes an adjustment mechanism operable to move the light-emitting device relative to the paint-striping machine and thereby change a yaw angle of the planar light region.

US Pat. No. 10,597,831

ROLLING DEVICE, IN PARTICULAR FOR PLACING BULK MATERIALS ON THE GROUND

RKM, Ermenonville (FR)

1. A rolling device for depositing bulk materials onto the ground, the rolling device comprising:a rolling chassis, equipped with wheels by which the rolling chassis rests on the ground, and a reservoir for storing and distributing the bulk materials; and
a smoothing table, the smoothing table having a leading edge arranged along a width of the rolling device and transverse to a direction of movement of the rolling device,
the reservoir being provided with, in a lower part forming a bottom of the reservoir, a discharge opening, the discharge opening arranged between the leading edge of the smoothing table and the wheels of the rolling chassis, and configured so as to deposit a bed of the bulk materials with a controlled thickness,
wherein the rolling chassis is mounted so as to be tiltable about a rotation axis of the wheels in order for the rolling device to be configurable between a working configuration in which the smoothing table is in contact with the ground and a transport configuration in which the smoothing table is spaced from the ground,
wherein the wheels of the rolling chassis are driving wheels, and
wherein the reservoir and the smoothing table form a movable assembly, a position of the movable assembly being adjustable via adjusting means configured to allow, at least in a configuration in which the wheels rest on a horizontal flat ground and the smoothing table extends parallel to and spaced from the ground, i) an adjustment of a height of the smoothing table and the discharge opening so as to alternately raise and lower the movable assembly and thereby alternately move the movable assembly further and closer to the ground, and ii) an adjustment of an incline of the smoothing table so as to form a non-zero angle between a plane of the smoothing table and the rotation axis of the wheels.

US Pat. No. 10,597,830

APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING DRAINAGE OF A SURFACE LAYER

1. A drainage assembly, comprising:a subgrade material having a bottom surface and at least one side surface that forms an angle with the bottom surface;
a first layer of a first material disposed on the bottom surface and the at least one side surface;
a passage disposed on or in the first layer; and
a second layer of a second material disposed above the passage and the first layer;
wherein the first material is coarser than the second material;
wherein an angle of repose of the second material is equal to or steeper than the angle;
wherein a membrane material is disposed on a top surface and a plurality of side surfaces of the passage that is a hollow member, but is not disposed on a bottom surface of the passage.

US Pat. No. 10,597,829

HIGHWAY INTERCHANGE

1. A highway interchange comprising:a plurality of travel paths;
the plurality of travel paths comprising a first major travel path, a second major travel path, a first minor travel path and a second minor travel path;
a plurality of exits;
the first major travel path and the second major travel path being oriented parallel to and directionally opposite each other, wherein the first major travel path and the second major travel path form a major thoroughfare;
the first minor travel path and the second minor travel path being oriented parallel to and directionally opposite each other, wherein the first minor travel path and the second minor travel path form a minor thoroughfare, and wherein the plurality of travel paths are configured to intersect with each other;
the plurality of travel paths being connected to each other through the plurality of exits;
the first minor travel path traversing under the major thoroughfare;
the second minor travel path traversing over the major thoroughfare;
the plurality of exits comprising a first right turn exit, a second right turn exit, a third right turn exit and a fourth right turn exit;
the first right turn exit traversing from the first major travel path to the first minor travel path;
the second right turn exit traversing from the second major travel path to the second minor travel path;
the third right turn exit traversing from the first minor travel path to the second major travel path;
the fourth right turn exit traversing from the second minor travel path to the first major travel path;
the plurality of exits comprising a first left turn exit, a second left turn exit, a third left turn exit and a fourth left turn exit;
the first left turn exit traversing from the first major travel path to the second minor travel path;
the second left turn exit traversing from the second major travel path to the first minor travel path;
the third left turn exit traversing from the first minor travel path to the first major travel path;
the fourth left turn exit traversing from the second minor travel path to the second major travel path;
the first minor travel path and the second minor travel path each comprising a medial intersection portion;
the medial intersection portion of the first minor travel path being positioned beneath the major thoroughfare, wherein the medial intersection portion of the first minor travel path is positioned beneath the first major travel path and the second major travel path;
the medial intersection portion of the second minor travel path being positioned above the major thoroughfare, wherein the medial intersection portion of the second minor travel path is positioned above the first major travel path and the second major travel path;
the first left turn exit traversing from the first major travel path to the medial intersection portion of the second minor travel path;
the second left turn exit traversing from the second major travel path to the medial intersection portion of the first minor travel path;
the third left turn exit traversing from the medial intersection portion of the first minor travel path to the first major travel path; and
the fourth left turn exit traversing from the medial intersection portion of the second minor travel path to the second major travel path.

US Pat. No. 10,597,828

RAIL SPIKE REMOVER

Focused Technology Soluti...

1. A portable apparatus for removing a railroad spike from a rail tie, the apparatus comprising:a main column;
a drive shaft connected to the main column and a mounting flange; and
a plurality of standoffs with a first end and a second end, with the first end of the plurality of standoffs directly connected to the mounting flange and the second end of the plurality of standoffs directly connected to an extractor, wherein the plurality of standoffs are hollow tubes with a length of between 3 and 12 inches,
wherein the main column has a first end and a second end, wherein the first end has a bearing housing integrally joined to the main column, wherein the bearing housing contains a bearing, and the drive shaft extends through the bearing and an opening on the bearing housing, the bearing housing further including a cavity that is concentric with the opening on the bearing housing and the cavity is sized to contain the bearing and have a cylindrical shape that is open at one end with a surface at an opposite end to engage the bearing,
wherein the extractor has an extractor opening to secure a railroad spike, and further
wherein when the drive shaft is rotated, the extractor and the mounting flange moves inside the main column in a vertical direction to extract the railroad spike from the rail tie.

US Pat. No. 10,597,827

MACHINE FOR REPAIRING A BALLAST BED WITH TWO SCREENING MACHINES, AND METHOD FOR REPAIRING A BALLAST BED

MATISA Materiel Industrie...

1. A machine for rehabilitating a ballast bed comprising:at least one undercutter defining an operating movement direction of the machine;
a distributor for dividing an incoming ballast stream originating from said undercutter into at least two separate outgoing ballast streams;
at least one rear screening machine positioned behind said undercutter in a direction of movement and fed by a first of the two separate outgoing ballast streams;
at least one front screening machine fed by a second of the two separate outgoing ballast streams, said front screening machine is positioned in front of said undercutter; and
said distributor having a variator for varying a ratio between the first and second of the two separate outgoing ballast streams.

US Pat. No. 10,597,826

SLEEPER PAD

1. A sleeper pad for fastening on at least one outer surface of a railway sleeper facing a ballast bed, the sleeper pad comprising at least one damping layer having a side that is adapted to contact the ballast bed, the damping layer has an EPM index in a range from 10% to 25%, wherein the EPM index is adapted to be determined by a load test carried out on a test body formed of the damping layer with a surface area of 300 mm times 300 mm and includes the following test steps:a) establishing at least one test point on the test body at a site of the test body against which a contour plate, comprising a number of protrusions, presses in a test step c) with a maximum protrusion of one of the protrusions against the test body;
b) determining a starting thickness D0 of the test body in an unloaded state at the test point in a direction perpendicular to a surface of the test body;
c) compressing the test body, which was entirely previously unloaded, within 60 seconds between a level steel plate and the contour plate wherein the test body at the test point at the end of 60 seconds is compressed to 50% of a starting thickness D0 thereof and the contour plate presses with the maximum protrusion of the protrusion of the contour plate against the test body at the test point;
d) continuously maintaining for 12 hours a compression of the test body achieved in test step c) at the end of the 60 seconds;
e) terminating the compression and fully relaxing the test body within a relaxation interval of 5 seconds at an end of the 12 hours according to test step d);
f) measuring a momentary thickness D20 of the test body at the test point 20 minutes after the end of the relaxation interval according to test step e) in the direction perpendicular to the surface of the test body according to test step b);
g) calculating the EPM index from the starting thickness D0 and the momentary thickness D20 measured in test step f), according to the formula: 100% times (D0-D20)/D0.

US Pat. No. 10,597,825

APPARATUS FOR FORMING BLANKS FROM FIBROUS MATERIAL

Henry Molded Products, In...

1. An apparatus for forming blanks from fibrous material, comprising:a die configured to be inserted into a slurry of fibrous material, and having a molding screen and a porous body with a plurality of perforations extending there through;
wherein said molding screen presents a smooth molding surface provided on the top surface to hold the fibrous material and allow water to drain from the fibrous material through the plurality of perforations.

US Pat. No. 10,597,824

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR IMPROVING PROPERTIES OF LIGNOCELLULOSIC MATERIALS

SOLENIS TECHNOLOGIES, L.P...

1. A size press composition for improving properties of lignocellulosic material, the size press composition comprising an aluminum salt and an anionic styrene acrylate emulsion sizing agent, wherein the aluminum salt and the anionic styrene acrylate emulsion sizing agent are homogeneously dispersed within the size press composition based on visual observation utilizing a microscope at 10× magnification.

US Pat. No. 10,597,822

METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT FOR FIBER FLOW EQUALIZATION IN A REFINER

Valmet AB, (SE)

1. A refiner segment for a refiner intended for defibrating lignocellulose-containing material, which refiner segment has a refining surface and is arrangeable to form a part of a refining surface of said refiner, said refiner segment having an inlet zone directed in the direction of the feed flow of a material to be refined and a refining zone directed in the direction of the material flow of the refined material, and the refiner segment comprisinga plurality of adjacent first bars and a plurality of adjacent second bars, each of said plurality of adjacent first bars and each of said plurality of adjacent second bars having a first end directed in the direction of the inlet zone and a second end directed in the direction of the refining zone, and
said plurality of adjacent first bars and said plurality of adjacent second bars alternating with each other such that said plurality of adjacent first bars forms at least one first groove therebetween and said plurality of adjacent second bars forms a plurality of second grooves therebetween, each of said first ends of said plurality of first bars having a width corresponding to a width of each of said plurality of second grooves and said second end of said plurality of adjacent second bars having a width corresponding to a width of said at least one first groove, said second ends of said first bars and said first ends of said second bars overlapping each other so that they are at least in alignment with each other in a direction transverse to said first and second bars
said second end of the plurality of adjacent first bars has a first guiding surface decreasing from an upper surface of said plurality of adjacent first bars in the direction of the refining zone to said second end, and
said first end of said plurality of adjacent second bars has a second guiding surface increasing from the direction of the inlet zone to an upper surface of said bar towards the second end, and
said first and second guiding surfaces are arranged to form an equalization groove across the surface of said first and second bars, wherein said equalization groove is configured to buffer and distribute a flow of material from at least one of said first grooves between said at least two first bars into one or more of said second grooves formed between said plurality of second bars.

US Pat. No. 10,597,821

SYSTEM AND PROCESS FOR STRIPPING VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS FROM FOUL CONDENSATE

Veolia Water Technologies...

1. A wood pulping process and a method for treating foul condensate produced in the wood pulping process comprising:pulping wood and producing a liquor;
concentrating the liquor in one or more evaporators to produce a concentrated liquor and at least a foul condensate;
directing the foul condensate to a stripping column and directing the foul condensate downward through the stripping column;
producing superheated steam and directing the steam to and then upwardly through the stripping column to strip volatile compounds from the foul condensate and producing a clean condensate and a volatile rich vapor stream that is vented from the stripping column;
evaporating a portion of the clean condensate by heating the clean condensate with the volatile rich vapor stream and producing a vapor;
directing the vapor to one or more mechanical vapor recompression units and compressing the vapor to form at least a portion of the steam that is directed upwardly through the stripping column;
wherein in the course of heating the clean condensate, a hot clean condensate is produced; and
utilizing a portion of the hot clean condensate to desuperheat the steam being directed to the stripping column.

US Pat. No. 10,597,818

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING DYE-ATTACHED SUBSTRATE AND PRINTING DEVICE

NIDEK CO., LTD., Gamagor...

1. A method for manufacturing a dyed resin body using a dye-attached substrate provided with a dye section that includes a sublimable dye to be deposited on a resin body, the method comprising:printing a plurality of units of the dye sections, each dye section for dyeing one resin body or one set of resin bodies constituting one unit, lined up in a longitudinal direction of a long thin substrate, by discharging ink that includes the sublimable dye on the substrate using a printing device, wherein the resin body is a lens,
creating a piece of the substrate that includes the plurality of units of the dye sections, by cutting the substrate on which the dye section is printed;
drying the ink of the plurality of units of the dye sections included in the piece of the substrate;
heating the sublimable dye, the sublimable dye subliming toward the resin body and being deposited on the resin body after the sublimable dye is heated; and
heating the resin body on which the sublimable dye has been deposited, the sublimable dye being fixed to the resin body after the resin body is heated.

US Pat. No. 10,597,815

LAUNDRY TREATMENT APPARATUS

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A laundry treatment apparatus comprising:a cabinet having an air inlet;
a dehumidifier which is provided inside the cabinet, and dehumidifies air suctioned into the cabinet through the air inlet;
a first blower which is provided at a top of the cabinet, and discharges the air dehumidified in the cabinet by the dehumidifier; and
a second blower which is provided over the cabinet with a distance therebetween, and suctions air to send the suctioned air toward laundry hung above the cabinet.

US Pat. No. 10,597,814

DRYING APPARATUS AND METHOD

Xeros Limited, Rotherham...

1. An apparatus for use in the drying of substrates using a solid particulate material, said apparatus comprising:(a) housing means having mounted therein a rotatably mounted cylindrical drum;
(b) access means; and
(c) at least one collection means,wherein said rotatably mounted cylindrical drum additionally comprises capturing and transferring means, adapted to facilitate collection of said solid particulate material and transfer of said solid particulate material to said collection means,wherein said capturing and transferring means comprises routing means adapted to direct the transference of said solid particulate material to said collection means, andeither wherein said capturing and transferring means is comprised in lifters and said routing means comprises a plurality of compartments each of which comprises a plurality of opposed offset chambers, arranged along each side of inner walls of the lifters, or wherein said routing means comprises an Archimedean screw.

US Pat. No. 10,597,813

LAUNDRY WASHING MACHINE

Electrolux Appliances Akt...

1. A laundry washing machine comprising an outer casing and, inside said outer casing, a washing tub, a rotatable drum housed in axially rotatable manner inside the washing tub and configured to house the laundry to be washed, a detergent dispenser configured to supply detergent into the washing tub, a fresh-water supply circuit which is structured for selectively channelling a flow of fresh water from water mains towards the detergent dispenser and/or the washing tub, and an internal water softening device configured to reduce a hardness degree of the fresh water directed towards the detergent dispenser or the washing tub;the detergent dispenser in turn comprising a detergent drawer which is fitted/inserted in an extractable manner into a corresponding drawer housing which is located/recessed inside the outer casing, and is movable along a displacement direction between a retracted position in which the detergent drawer is almost completely recessed into the outer casing, and an extracted position in which the detergent drawer partly juts out from the outer casing; the detergent drawer having one or more detergent compartments each structured for being manually fillable with a given amount of detergent, softener or other washing agent, and a regeneration-agent compartment configured to be manually fillable with a given amount of consumable salt or other regeneration agent;
wherein the detergent drawer of the detergent dispenser comprises:
a single drawer-like supporting structure including the one or more detergent compartments and the regeneration-agent compartment, the detergent drawer being fitted/inserted in an axially sliding manner into the drawer housing, wherein the one or more detergent compartments and the regeneration-agent compartment are arranged in a same single drawer-like supporting structure transversally to the displacement direction of the detergent drawer inside the drawer housing, so that the one or more detergent compartments and the regeneration-agent compartment come out substantially contemporaneously from the outer casing when the detergent drawer moves from the retracted position to the extracted position; and
a drawer flush circuit connected to the fresh-water supply circuit, and configured to pour, when the detergent drawer is in the retracted position, the fresh water arriving from the water mains selectively and alternatively into any one of the detergent compartments of the detergent drawer so as to selectively flush the detergent, softener or other washing agent out of a same detergent compartment, or into the regeneration-agent compartment of the detergent drawer so as to dissolve some of the salt contained in the regeneration-agent compartment and form brine,
wherein the detergent drawer is provided with an upper lid assembly which is arranged on top of the regeneration-agent compartment, and is configured to selectively close/cover an upper mouth of the regeneration-agent compartment to prevent an accidental pouring of detergent, softener or other washing agent into the regeneration-agent compartment, and
wherein the upper lid assembly is configured to receive a flow of fresh water and to channel the fresh water into the regeneration-agent compartment located beneath.

US Pat. No. 10,597,812

DRUM WASHING MACHINE

Aqua Co., Ltd., (JP) Qin...

1. A drum washing machine, comprising:an outer tub disposed in a housing;
a drum disposed in the outer tub and being rotatable by using a horizontal axis or an inclination axis inclined relative to a horizontal direction as a center;
a rotating body disposed in the drum and provided with a protruding part in contact with washings on a surface; and
a driving part configured to rotate the drum and the rotating body,
wherein the driving part comprises:
a driving motor;
a first belt wheel fixed to a rotating shaft of the drum;
a second belt wheel fixed to a rotating shaft of the rotating body;
a first motor belt wheel fixed to a motor shaft of the driving motor and connected with the first belt wheel via a first transmission belt;
a second motor belt wheel connected with the second belt wheel via a second transmission belt, the second motor belt wheel rotatably connected to the motor shaft of the driving motor such that the second motor belt wheel is freely rotatable around the motor shaft; and
a clutch mechanism part configured for switching a driving form of the driving part between a first driving form, in which the drum and the rotating body rotate at different rotating speeds along with rotation of the driving motor through connection of the motor shaft and the second motor belt wheel in such a manner that the rotation of the motor shaft is capable of being transmitted to the second motor belt wheel, and a second driving form, in which the motor shaft is disconnected from the second motor belt wheel in such a manner that the rotation of the motor shaft is not transmitted to the second motor belt wheel;
wherein the clutch mechanism part is connected to the motor shaft of the driving motor and is operative to engage with the second motor belt wheel in the first driving form and to disengage from the second motor belt wheel in the second driving form.

US Pat. No. 10,597,811

WASHING OR WASHING/DRYING MACHINE COMPRISING AN ELECTRIC CURRENT GENERATOR

Indesit Company S.p.A., ...

1. A washing or washing/drying machine comprising:a frame;
an oscillating assembly comprising a tub to contain a washing liquid, wherein the oscillating assembly is configured to oscillate relative to the frame in response to movement of the tub;
a counterweight rigidly fastened to the tub to oscillate with the tub; and
a generator mounted to the counterweight and configured for transforming the oscillation of the oscillating assembly into an electric current.

US Pat. No. 10,597,810

LAUNDRY TREATMENT APPARATUS

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A laundry treatment apparatus comprising:a cabinet that defines a cabinet opening for loading and unloading of laundry;
a drum that is installed in the cabinet, that has a cylindrical shape, that is open at a front drum surface oriented toward the cabinet opening, and that is open at a rear drum surface opposite of the front drum surface;
a first support member installed in the cabinet and configured to rotatably support the front drum surface, the first support member defining a support opening configured to allow the drum to communicate with the cabinet opening through the first support member;
a second support member installed in the cabinet and configured to rotatably support the rear drum surface;
a driving unit configured to rotate the drum;
a first mounting portion provided at one of the first and second support members and located below a horizontal line passing through a rotation center of the drum;
a second mounting portion provided at the one of the first and second support members provided with the first mounting portion and located above the horizontal line passing through the rotation center of the drum; and
a drum support unit configured to rotatably support a circumferential surface of the drum and configured to couple to either the first mounting portion or the second mounting portion, the drum support unit being interchangeable between coupling to the first mounting portion or the second mounting portion.

US Pat. No. 10,597,809

WASHING MACHINE APPLIANCES INCLUDING A DAMPER

Haier US Appliance Soluti...

1. A washing machine appliance, comprising:a cabinet;
a tub disposed within the cabinet; and
a passive pneumatic damper attached to the tub within the cabinet, the passive pneumatic damper comprising
a rod extending between a first end portion and a second end portion, the rod coupled to the cabinet at the first end portion of the rod,
a casing comprising a body defining a damping chamber and an axis of motion, the body comprising a first end cap and an oppositely-positioned second end cap, the body further comprising a sidewall positioned about the second end portion of the rod and extending between the first end cap and the second end cap,
a piston disposed within the casing and slidable along the axis of motion within the damping chamber, the piston coupled to the rod at the second end portion of the rod,
wherein the body defines a passive air aperture extending in fluid communication between the damping chamber and an ambient atmosphere, the passive air aperture limiting a damping force of the piston within the damping chamber,
wherein the passive pneumatic damper further comprises a variable orifice valve in fluid communication with the damping chamber between the passive air aperture and the ambient atmosphere, the variable orifice valve comprising a motor directing air restriction through the variable orifice valve,
wherein the washing machine appliance further comprises a controller in communication with the motor and a movement sensor mounted to the tub in communication with the controller to detect movement of the tub, the movement sensor comprising an accelerometer or gyroscope, and
wherein the controller is configured to:
receive a movement signal from the movement sensor,
determine the movement signal exceeds a predetermined threshold of movement magnitude, and
direct the motor to increase the air restriction through the variable orifice valve in response to the movement signal exceeding the predetermined threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,597,808

BASKET FOR A LAUNDRY TREATING APPLIANCE

Whirlpool Corporation, B...

1. A laundry treating appliance, comprising:a tub defining a tub interior; and
a basket rotatably mounted within the tub interior comprising:
an upper basket portion having a peripheral wall defining a basket interior;
a lower base portion coupled to the upper basket portion and comprising a hub, a rim, and a plurality of spaced ribs extending radially from the hub to the rim and having a first circumferential width; and
a set of spaced axial support walls having a second circumferential width different from the first circumferential width and coupling the plurality of spaced ribs to the upper basket portion, wherein at least one of: the set of spaced axial support walls and the plurality of spaced ribs define a set of spokes extending between the hub and the rim or the first circumferential width is greater than the second circumferential width.

US Pat. No. 10,597,807

FRONT-LOADING WASHING MACHINE HAVING ROTATABLE OBSERVATION WINDOWED DOOR

QINGDAO HAIER DRUM WASHIN...

1. A drum-type washing machine having a rotatable viewing window comprising: a front panel of a housing of the washing machine, an access opening provided on the front panel, and a viewing window disposed on the access opening, wherein a hinge component is provided between the viewing window and the front panel of the housing to allow the rotation of the viewing window along a horizontal orientation and along a vertical orientation to an open position;wherein the hinge component includes a fixed mounting plate, a connecting arm, and a hinge shaft, wherein one end of the hinge shaft is provided with a hinge and the other end of the hinge shaft is provided with a hinge shaft rotation limiting device;
wherein the hinge further includes a connecting arm provided with a rotating shaft at its end and a stopper groove provided at the outer end surface of the hinge shaft, the rotating shaft of the connecting arm is disposed in the stopper groove;
and the hinge shaft rotation limiting device includes a brake arm and a stopper plate, wherein the brake arm is fixedly connected to the hinge shaft and the hinge shaft is movably connected to the stopper plate, and the stopper plate is fixedly connected to the fixed mounting plate.

US Pat. No. 10,597,806

SEWING MACHINE AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI K...

1. A sewing machine comprising:an embroidery frame configured to hold a sewing object;
an image capture portion having a predetermined image capture range;
a processor; and
a memory configured to store computer-readable instructions that, when executed by the processor, instruct the processor to perform processes comprising:
acquiring embroidery data representing an embroidery pattern, the embroidery pattern including a first pattern and a second pattern, the first pattern being a pattern that is sewn in a state in which a holding position of the sewing object held by the embroidery frame is a first position, and the second pattern being a pattern that is sewn subsequent to the first pattern in a state in which the holding position is a second position different from the first position;
identifying, as an image capture area, an area which includes at least a part of a first area and which is within the image capture range in the state in which the holding position is the first position, the first area being an area in which the first pattern is sewn on the basis of the acquired embroidery data;
causing the image capture portion to capture a first image representing the identified image capture area;
acquiring first image data representing the first image;
extracting a first feature point from the acquired first image data;
causing the image capture portion to capture a second image of the sewing object when the holding position is the second position after the first image data has been acquired;
acquiring second image data representing the second image;
extracting a second feature point from the acquired second image data;
setting, on the basis of the first feature point and the second feature point, a layout of the second pattern with respect to the first pattern when the holding position is the second position;
correcting the embroidery data to sew the second pattern in accordance with the set layout; and
sewing the second pattern on the sewing object on the basis of the corrected embroidery data.

US Pat. No. 10,597,805

KNITTED FABRIC AND METHOD FOR KNITTING SAME

TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC., ...

1. A knitted fabric having a base and a plurality of ridge portions formed in parallel to each other along a knitting direction on the base, characterized in that:each of the ridge portions comprises a top portion and two side wall portions, the top portion being formed by a stitch row extending in the knitting direction, each of the two side wall portions being formed by a stitch row extending in the knitting direction and knitted such that it is knitted in the base at the base side thereof and engaged with the top portion at the top portion side thereof to couple the top portion to the base;
at least one of the top portion and two side wall portions has a different color arranged thereon from the others of the top portion and two side wall portions;
the top portion is formed by at least two chain-stitch rows and has a structure in which the at least two chain-stitch rows are coupled to each other by a coupling yarn;
each of the two side wall portions is formed by a chain-stitch row identical to the chain-stitch rows of the top portion;
the chain-stitch rows of the side wall portions are engaged with the top portion in a state where loops formed on the top portion sides thereof are inserted in the chain-stitch rows of the top portion, and are connected at the base sides thereof to the base; and
the knitted fabric has a structure in which positions connected to the base of adjacent side wall portions between the ridge portions adjacent to each other are spaced a predetermined distance from each other.

US Pat. No. 10,597,804

MULTIPLE WOVEN GAUZE FABRIC

UCHINO CO., LTD., Tokyo ...

1. A manufacturing method of a multiple woven gauze fabric,wherein the multiple woven gauze fabric comprises:
at least a first gauze weave construction and a second gauze weave construction; and
a plurality of connection parts joining the first gauze weave construction and the second gauze weave construction;
wherein the first gauze weave construction comprises a non-twisted yarn;
wherein the second gauze weave construction comprises a hollow twisted yarn; and
wherein wrinkles are generated because of a difference in shrinkage rate between the hollow twisted yarn and the non-twisted yarn,
wherein the method comprises:
forming a correlation between a hollow ratio and a shrinkage rate in the hollow twisted yarn;
selecting a target height of the wrinkles and using the hollow twisted yarn having a hollow ratio according to said target height of the wrinkles;
laminating and joining the first gauze weave construction and the second gauze weave construction together; and
controlling a degree of generation of wrinkles by shrinking the hollow twisted yarn based on a difference in shrinkage rate between the hollow twisted yarn and the non-twisted yarn.

US Pat. No. 10,597,803

COOLING POLYAMIDE YARN

1. A yarn for use in knitting or weaving fabric for a wearer experiencing increased physical effort or being exposed to higher external temperature, the yarni) consisting of Nylon 66 and titanium dioxide (TiO2), wherein said Nylon 66 is polymerized from a mixture of monomers with TiO2, said TiO2 being present in the yarn in an amount of 0.3 wt % to 1.5 wt %,
ii) exhibiting low crimp characterized by a crimp modulus between 2% and 3%, and
iii) having an elliptic cross-section characterized by a ratio between a minor axis and a major axis of between 3:7 and 6:7,
wherein the combination of the crimp with the ratio and with the chemical composition affects heat conductivity and the structural properties of the fabric knitted or woven from said yarn, resulting in cooling the skin of the wearer, the effects being confirmed and quantized in laboratory tests, and being compared with a comparative fabric sample on an inanimate manikin model.

US Pat. No. 10,597,802

LOOM FOR PRODUCING WOVEN MATERIAL, HAVING INCORPORATED KNITTING THREADS OR COVER THREADS

Textilma AG, (CH)

1. A weaving loom for producing a woven material with incorporated knitting threads, comprisinga shed forming device for forming a shed constituted by warp threads with at least an upper shed and a lower shed,
a weft-insertion device for inserting weft-threads,
a reed for stopping of inserted weft-threads,
a device for incorporating at least two knitting threads,wherein the device for incorporating the knitting threads comprises, for each knitting thread, the following:a feeding device for the knitting thread,
for each knitting thread a dipping guide needle comprising a thread guiding eye for the knitting thread which can be dipped between warp threads into the shed all the way below the insertion path of the weft-insertion device,
wherein each of the dipping guide needles is slidingly arranged transversely to the warp direction, whereby each of the dipping guide needles can be moved across the width of the woven material,characterized by comprisinga combing shaft comprising a plurality of teeth with intermediate spaces arranged therebetween for guiding the knitting threads, wherein the combing shaft comprising a plurality of teeth is arranged transversely to the direction of the warp thread behind the stop position of the reed,
a device for moving the combing shaft transversely to the direction of the warp thread,
further, a device for rotating the combing shaft around an axis in the direction of the warp thread,wherein the teeth of the combing shaft comprise means, which are designed in such manner that the teeth can retain the knitting threads in at least one rotational position of the combing shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,597,801

SHIRT CUTTING JIG AND PROCESS FOR CONVERTING SHIRTS INTO YARN

1. A process for converting a textile into yarn, comprising the steps of:providing a jig, the jig having a base, a clamping bar, a comb-shaped clamping panel and a cutting fence;
mounting a tubular body of a textile flat on a top surface of the base of the jig, the tubular body mounted on the base having first and second folded edges and first and second open ends;
securing, to the base, the clamping bar over the first folded edge of the tubular body to secure the first folded edge to the base;
securing, to the base, the clamping panel over the second folded edge of the tubular body to secure the second folded edge to the base, and wherein securing includes positioning the clamping panel relative to a position of the second folded edge of the tubular body so that a plurality of teeth of the clamping panel extend onto the tubular body and portions of the second folded edge are accessible within gaps disposed between the teeth;
mounting the cutting fence on the jig at a first position extending from the clamping bar to the clamping panel;
cutting, using the cutting fence as a cutting guide, a strip of material of the tubular body, the cut strip of material extending from the second folded edge of the tubular body to a position adjacent to but not extending fully to the first folded edge;
repositioning the cutting fence on the jig by mounting the cutting fence to a position adjacent to the cutting fence's prior position, the repositioned cutting fence extending from the clamping bar to the clamping panel;
repeating the cutting and repositioning steps multiple times until a substantial portion of the tubular body is cut into multiple strips of material;
removing from the jig the tubular body with the multiple strips of material;
opening the tubular body with the multiple strips of material at the first folded edge;
cutting, at the opened first folded edge, each of the strips of material in a diagonal pattern to produce from the tubular body a single strip of material;
converting the single strip of material into a single strip of yarn.

US Pat. No. 10,597,800

NOZZLE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING KNOTTED YARN

HEBERLEIN AG, Wattwil (C...

1. A nozzle for manufacturing knotted yarn comprising:a yarn duct, defining a conveying direction for yarn to be knotted, while the yarn is flowing through the nozzle, in which knots are producible with aid of air entanglement to produce the knotted yarn, and the yarn duct having an inlet opening and an outlet opening and at least one air bore having a longitudinal axis (A) located between the inlet opening and outlet opening,
wherein said at least one air bore merges with the yarn duct in a merging opening and air is introducible into the yarn duct through the at least one air bore,
the longitudinal axis (A) of the at least one air bore being disposed at an angle of less than 90° in relation to the yarn duct to assist with producing knots in the yarn to be knotted as the yarn to be knotted flows in the conveying direction (B) through the yarn duct,
a baffle face being configured on an opposite side of the merging opening of the at least one air bore into the yarn duct, and said baffle face is substantially perpendicular in relation to the longitudinal axis (A) of the at least one air bore, and
said baffle face being inclined with respect to the conveying direction (B) of the yarn to be knotted as the yarn to be knotted flows in the conveying direction (B) through the yarn duct.

US Pat. No. 10,597,799

AIR-JET TYPE SPINNING DEVICE

SAVIO MACCHINE TESSILI S....

1. Air-jet type spinning device (4) comprising:a body (8) including a hollow portion which delimits a spinning chamber (12),
a fibre feeding device (16), facing said spinning chamber (12) so as to feed the fibres into the spinning chamber (12),
a spinning spindle (20) wherein a portion is inserted in the spinning chamber (12) and fitted with a spinning channel (24) defining a spinning direction (X-X),
a portion of the spinning chamber (12) is delimited by an outer side wall (32), opposite the spinning spindle (20), wherein the outer side wall (32) of the spinning chamber (12) comprises two spiral threads (36?, 36?) coaxial and staggered with each other by 180°, and wherein the spinning device (4) comprises at least two channels (28?, 28?), each sending a jet of compressed air in one of the two spiral threads (36?, 36?),
wherein at least one channel (28) of the at least two channels (28?, 28?) is oriented so as to direct the jet of compressed air towards at least one thread (36) of the two spiral threads (36?, 36?) in order to be guided and oriented by the latter.

US Pat. No. 10,597,798

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR COOLING YARNS AND FABRICS, AND ARTICLES COMPRISING SAME

1. A single covered yarn comprising:(a) a core fiber comprising a composite fiber; and
(b) a first fiber comprising a cellulosic fiber;
wherein the composite fiber comprises a core component and a sheath component;
wherein the core component comprises a polyester polymer and a first cooling composition;
wherein the sheath component comprises a polyamide polymer and a second cooling composition;
wherein the first cooling composition is present in an amount of about 1 wt % to about 20 wt % based on the weight of the polyester polymer and the first cooling composition;
wherein the first cooling composition comprises Ag, Al, Ca, Cu, Fe, K, Mg, Si, Ti, or combinations thereof present in at least one ionic or covalent compound;
wherein the second cooling composition is present in an amount of about 1 wt % to about 20 wt % based on the weight of the polyamide polymer and the second cooling composition;
wherein the second cooling composition comprises Ag, Al, Ca, Cu, Fe, K, Mg, Si, Ti, or combinations thereof present in an at least one ionic or covalent compound; and
wherein the first fiber is wound around the core yarn to form a single covered yarn.

US Pat. No. 10,597,797

MODIFIED POLYLACTIC ACID FIBERS

Kimberly-Clark Worldwide,...

1. A polylactic acid fiber having an average diameter of from about 5 to about 25 micrometers, the fiber comprisinga thermoplastic composition formed by melt blending and reacting polylactic acid with a polyepoxide modifier including a copolymer that contains an epoxy modified (meth)acrylic monomeric component and an olefin monomeric component
wherein the thermoplastic composition comprises 70 wt. % or more of the polylactic acid,
and further comprises a polymeric toughening additive in an amount of from 1 wt. % to 25 wt. %,
wherein the thermoplastic composition comprises a plurality of discrete domains dispersed within a continuous phase, at least some of the discrete domains containing the polyepoxide modifier, at least some of the discrete domains containing the polymeric toughening additive and having a length dimension of from about 0.5 ?m to about 30 ?m, and the continuous phase containing the polylactic acid, and
wherein the fiber has a glass transition temperature of from about 55° C. to about 65° C., and exhibits a peak elongation of about 50% or more and a tenacity of from about 0.75 to about 6 grams-force per denier.

US Pat. No. 10,597,795

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A SEMICONDUCTOR WAFER WITH EPITAXIAL LAYER IN A DEPOSITION CHAMBER, APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING A SEMICONDUCTOR WAFER WITH EPITAXIAL LAYER, AND SEMICONDUCTOR WAFER WITH EPITAXIAL LAYER

SILTRONIC AG, Munich (DE...

3. An apparatus for producing an epitaxially coated semiconductor wafer, comprising:a deposition chamber;
a load lock chamber;
a susceptor having a placement area for placing a substrate semiconductor wafer in an edge region of the rear side of the substrate semiconductor wafer;
in the load lock chamber, lift elements for raising and lowering the susceptor and the substrate semiconductor wafer or the epitaxially coated semiconductor wafer lying on the susceptor, by contacting the susceptor from below, upper holding clamps for placing the substrate semiconductor wafer or the epitaxially coated semiconductor wafer, and lift pins for lifting the substrate semiconductor wafer or epitaxially coated semiconductor wafer from the susceptor, and
a transport tool, adapted to contact the susceptor, for transporting the susceptor and the substrate semiconductor wafer lying on the susceptor from the load lock chamber into the deposition chamber and for transporting the susceptor and the epitaxially coated semiconductor wafer lying on the susceptor from the deposition chamber into the load lock chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,597,794

HIGH PURITY POLYMER DERIVED 3C SIC, METHODS COMPOSITIONS AND APPLICATIONS

Pallidus, Inc., Albany, ...

1. A SiC boule for use as a semiconductor, the SiC boule consisting essentially of 3C—SiC, the 3C—SiC formed by the steps comprising: curing of a liquid SiOC precursor formulation to form a cured SiOC solid material having a purity of at least 99.999%; pyrolyzing the SiOC solid material to form SiC particles having a purity of at least 99.999%; and, vapor deposition of the SiC particles, at a temperature from about 1,300 to about 1,700° C., to form a boule consisting essentially of 3C SiC and a purity of at least 99.999%.

US Pat. No. 10,597,793

PLATING APPARATUS AND RECORDING MEDIUM RECORDING PROGRAM THEREON

EBARA CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. A plating apparatus for applying a plating process on a substrate by using a substrate holding member, the plating apparatus comprising:a plating tank;
a first member disposed in the plating tank at a position opposite to the substrate holding member when the substrate holding member is placed in the plating tank;
an optical sensor disposed on one of the substrate holding member and the first member; and
a plurality of detected parts disposed on the other of the substrate holding member and the first member to be detectable by the optical sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,597,792

ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE MATERIAL FOR CONNECTION COMPONENT

Kobe Steel, Ltd., Kobe-s...

1. An electrically conductive material, comprising:coating layers comprising a Cu—Sn alloy coating layer and a Sn coating layer that is formed in sequence on a surface of a base material made of a copper or copper alloy sheet strip,
wherein a Cu content in the Cu—Sn alloy coating layer is from 55 to 70 atomic %,
an average thickness of the Cu—Sn alloy coating layer is from 0.1 to 3.0 ?m,
an average thickness of the Sn coating layer is from 0.2 to 5.0 ?m, and
a material surface of the electrically conductive material has an arithmetic mean roughness Ra in at least one direction of 0.15 ?m or more and an arithmetic mean roughness Ra in all directions of 3.0 ?m or less, and
wherein when a reflected electron image of the material surface is observed with a scanning electron microscope at a magnification of 100 times, a region A and a region B having a higher brightness than the region A and in which the Cu—Sn alloy coating layer is not exposed coexist on the material surface, and an area ratio of the region A on the material surface is from 2 to 65%, and
wherein when the region A is observed with the scanning electron microscope at a magnification of 10,000 times, a region C covered with the Sn coating layer and a region D not covered with the Sn coating layer coexist in the region A, and an area ratio of the region C in the region A is from 20 to 70%.

US Pat. No. 10,597,791

SILVER-PLATED PRODUCT AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

DOWA METALTECH CO., LTD.,...

1. A silver-plated product comprising:a base material; and
a surface layer of silver having a purity of 99.9% or more, the surface layer being formed on the base material,
wherein the surface layer has a preferred orientation plane which is {111} plane, and a ratio of the full-width at half maximum of an X-ray diffraction peak on {111} plane after heating the silver-plated product at 50° C. for 168 hours to the full-width at half maximum of an X-ray diffraction peak on {111} plane before the heating of the silver-plated product is not less than 0.5.

US Pat. No. 10,597,790

REFINED COPPER, METHOD OF PRODUCING REFINED COPPER, ELECTRIC WIRE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING ELECTRIC WIRE

HITACHI METALS, LTD., To...

1. A method of producing a refined copper, the method comprising:manufacturing a copper plate of not less than 3 mm in thickness by depositing the refined copper on a cathode by an electroplating process or an electroless plating process in an alkaline plating bath comprising a solution of a copper compound consisting of a copper cyanide that does not include any of sulfur, chlorine, and oxygen elements, and produces copper ions having a valence of +1 in the solution,
wherein a sulfur concentration in an entirety of the copper plate is not more than 3.1 mass ppm, a chlorine concentration in the entirety of the copper plate is not more than 1.1 mass ppm, a sulfur concentration in the copper plate from an outermost surface to a depth of 80 nm is not less than 200 mass ppm and not more than 620 mass ppm, and chlorine concentration in the copper plate from the outermost surface to a depth of 60 nm is not less than 400 mass ppm and not more than 700 mass ppm.

US Pat. No. 10,597,789

OXYHYDROGEN GAS SUPPLY EQUIPMENT

EPOCH ENERGY TECHNOLOGY C...

1. An oxyhydrogen gas supply equipment, comprising:a gas supply unit including
an electrolysis device that is capable of generating hydrogen gas and oxygen gas through electrolysis, and
an oxygen gas delivery pipeline and a hydrogen gas delivery pipeline that are connected to said electrolysis device;
an allocating unit including
a buffer tank that is connected to said oxygen gas delivery pipeline of said gas supply unit, and
a throttle valve that is connected to said buffer tank and that is operable to regulate output of the oxygen gas from said buffer tank; and
a mixing unit including
a mixing tank that is directly connected to said hydrogen gas delivery pipeline of said gas supply unit and said throttle valve of said allocating unit and that is adapted for mixing the hydrogen gas from said hydrogen gas delivery pipeline and the oxygen gas from said throttle valve to form oxyhydrogen gas,
an output pipeline that is connected to said mixing tank and that is operable to discharge the oxyhydrogen gas from said mixing tank to outside, and
a detector for detecting oxygen gas content of the oxyhydrogen gas inside said mixing tank to regulate the output of the oxygen gas from said throttle valve.

US Pat. No. 10,597,788

METHODS FOR (CO)ELECTROLYSIS OF WATER (SOEC) OR FOR PRODUCING ELECTRICITY AT A HIGH TEMPERATURE WITH EXCHANGERS INCORPORATED AS STAGES OF A REACTOR STACK (HTE) OR A FUEL CELL (SOFC)

1. A high-temperature electrolysis reactor, comprising an alternating stack of two groups of distinct stages, including:a group of a plurality of electrochemical stages, each consisting of
an individual electrolysis cell of SOEC solid oxide type, formed from a cathode, an anode and an electrolyte inserted between the cathode and the anode, and
two interconnectors, each suitable for electrical and fluid interconnection, arranged on either side of the individual electrolysis cell, and
a group of at least one thermal regulation stage, consisting of
at least one electrical contact element allowing gases to pass, and
two interconnectors, each suitable for electrical and fluid interconnection, arranged on either side of the at least one electrical contact element,
wherein
the interconnectors of the electrochemical stages and the at least one thermal regulation stage are suitable for both (i) and (ii):
(i) circulating, through the stack, steam or a mixture of steam and carbon dioxide, a draining gas, and a heat-exchange gas, and
(ii) recovering hydrogen or synthesis gas produced at the cathodes of the electrolysis cells, oxygen produced at the anodes of the electrolysis cells, and where appropriate the draining gas, and the heat-exchange gas at an outlet of the at least one electrical contact element,
the interconnectors of the electrochemical stages are also suitable for distributing both steam or the mixture of steam and carbon dioxide to the cathodes of the electrolysis cells, and the draining gas to the anodes of the electrolysis cells, and
the interconnectors of the at least one thermal regulation stage are suitable for distributing solely the heat-exchange gas to the at least one electrical contact element.

US Pat. No. 10,597,787

ELECTROCHEMICAL REACTION DEVICE

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. An electrochemical reaction device, comprising:an electrolytic solution tank;
an oxidation electrode disposed in the electrolytic solution tank;
a reduction electrode disposed in the electrolytic solution tank; and
a generator connected to the oxidation electrode and the reduction electrode,
wherein the reduction electrode has
a carbon porous layer having a porous structure with a pore distribution of 5 ?m or more and 10 ?m or less, and
a metal porous layer disposed on the carbon porous layer, the metal porous layer having a porous structure with a pore distribution of 5 nm or more and 100 nm or less and containing particles of a reduction catalyst of 100 nm or less, the reduction catalyst being at least one selected from the group consisting of Au, Ag, Cu, Pt, Ni, Zn and Pd,
wherein the generator has a photovoltaic body having a first face connected to the oxidation electrode and a second face connected to the reduction electrode, and is configured to perform charge separation by energy of light irradiated on the first face or the second face,
wherein the oxidation electrode is in contact with the first face of the photovoltaic body, and has a first through hole which is capable of passing an electrolytic solution through,
wherein the reduction electrode is in contact with the second face of the photovoltaic body, and has a second through hole which is capable of passing the electrolytic solution through, and
wherein the photovoltaic body has a third through hole which is capable of passing the electrolytic solution through and communicated with the first through hole and the second through hole.

US Pat. No. 10,597,786

RUST PARTICLE REMOVER FOR SILVERWARE/POTS/PANS AND LAUNDRY

1. A rust particle remover, comprising a core (1) and an outer sleeve (2),characterized in that
the core (1) is made up of a magnet comprising a magnetic field strength of at least 13.2 Tesla,
wherein the core (1) is introduced into the outer sleeve (2) by means of pressure pressing, and wherein
the surface of the outer sleeve (2) has a fluting, the structure of which has a depth of between 8.87 ?m and 0.5 mm.

US Pat. No. 10,597,785

SINGLE OXIDE METAL DEPOSITION CHAMBER

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...

1. A deposition chamber, comprising:a gas distribution plate disposed in a chamber body;
a metal target disposed in a peripheral portion of the chamber body;
a substrate support disposed below the gas distribution plate, wherein the substrate support is adjustable in a vertical direction between a first position and a second position below the first position;
a first processing volume disposed between the gas distribution plate and the substrate support when the substrate support is in the first position; and
a second processing volume disposed between the metal target and the substrate support when the substrate support is in the second position.

US Pat. No. 10,597,784

COLD SPRAY NOZZLE

United Technologies Corpo...

1. A spray nozzle comprising:a body having a flow passage, wherein at least along a portion of the flow passage the body has a depth-wise compositional variation comprising:
a cemented carbide first region; and
a cemented carbide second region closer to the flow passage than the first region and having a higher boron content than a boron content, if any, of the first region.

US Pat. No. 10,597,783

LITHIUM CELL ELECTRODE USING SURFACE-MODIFIED COPPER FOIL CURRENT COLLECTOR

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A method of re-shaping at least a selected area of a flat surface of a copper foil to enhance the subsequent application of a layer of a porous resin-bonded coating of particles of electrode material for a lithium electrochemical cell; the method comprising:reacting the selected area of the flat copper surface with an aqueous solution of a hydroxide ion-containing and a copper metal oxidant-containing composition at a predetermined temperature and for a predetermined period of time to react with a portion of the copper at the flat surface of the copper foil to form a field of wires or wire-like protrusions of copper hydroxide, each copper hydroxide wire being anchored at one end to un-reacted copper at the surface of the copper foil, the copper hydroxide wires extending outwardly from the un-reacted copper surface, the field of copper hydroxide wires extending over the selected area of the copper surface of the copper foil;
heating the field of copper hydroxide wires in air to convert the copper hydroxide wires to a field of copper oxide wires; and
reacting the field of copper oxide wires with hydrogen to convert the copper oxide wires to a field of copper wires;
the surface of the copper foil being thus prepared for the subsequent application of the porous resin-bonded coating of particles of electrode material to either (i) the field of copper wires, or (ii) to the formed field of copper oxide wires.

US Pat. No. 10,597,782

DEVICE FOR COATING ONE OR MORE YARNS BY A VAPOR DEPOSITION METHOD

SAFRAN CERAMICS, Velizy-...

1. A device for coating one or more yarns by a vapor deposition method, the device comprising:a treatment chamber defining at least a first treatment zone and a second treatment zone in which at least one yarn is to be coated by performing a vapor deposition method, the first and second zones extending along a longitudinal direction and being separated by a wall and the first zone completely surrounding the second zone, and the wall completely surrounding the second zone and extending along said longitudinal direction;
a conveyor system configured to transport said at least one yarn through the first and second zones;
a first injector configured to inject a first treatment gas into the first zone and a first removal device configured to remove the residual first treatment gas from the first zone; and
a second injector configured to inject a second treatment gas into the second zone, and a second removal device configured to remove the residual treatment second gas from the second zone.

US Pat. No. 10,597,781

METHOD FOR FORMING COATING FILM HAVING HIGH HEAT RESISTANCE, HIGH HARDNESS AND ABRASION RESISTANCE, COATING FILM HAVING HIGH HEAT RESISTANCE, HIGH HARDNESS AND ABRASION RESISTANCE, AND CUTTING TOOL COMPRISING SAME

Pusan National University...

1. A method for producing a coating film having high heat resistance, high hardness and wear resistance, the method comprising:forming a metal nitride layer on a metal base;
forming a dried carbon layer on the metal nitride layer; and
irradiating a laser into the dried carbon layer to add carbons into a portion of the metal nitride layer, thereby to form a carburized layer,
wherein the metal nitride layer includes titanium (Ti) and at least one of zirconium (Zr) and chromium (Cr), and
wherein the carburized layer includes a compound in which carbon is added in a substitutional manner, into the metal nitride to form a compound expressed as Ti1-xMx(CyN1-y) (0

US Pat. No. 10,597,780

SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS, HEATER AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Kokusai Electric Corporat...

1. A substrate processing apparatus comprising:a wafer retainer configured to support a plurality of wafers;
an upright cylindrical process vessel where the plurality of wafers supported by the wafer retainer is processed;
a seal cap configured to cover an opening at a lower end of the process vessel;
a first heater configured to heat an inside of the process vessel from a lateral side thereof;
an insulating unit disposed between the seal cap and the wafer retainer in the process vessel; and
a second heater facing at least one of the plurality of wafers supported by the wafer retainer disposed above the insulating unit, wherein the second heater is configured to heat the at least one of the plurality of wafers, the second heater comprising: a pillar penetrating centers of the seal cap and the insulating unit; an annular member made of a tubular member connected to and concentric with the pillar; a pair of connecting parts connecting end portions of the annular member to the pillar; and a heating element disposed inside the annular member,
wherein the second heater further comprises an expanding part disposed on an upper end of the pillar, the expanding part having a diameter greater than a diameter of the pillar and at least twice larger than a diameter of the tubular member.

US Pat. No. 10,597,779

SUSCEPTOR POSITION AND RATIONAL APPARATUS AND METHODS OF USE

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

12. A processing chamber comprising:a vacuum chamber having a bottom with an opening therethrough;
a shaft extending through the opening, the shaft supporting a susceptor within the vacuum chamber;
a bearing assembly including a spherical roller bearing positioned around the shaft to form a seal between the shaft and the vacuum chamber; and
a positioning system comprising a bottom plate, a top plate and at least three actuators positioned between and in contact with the bottom plate and the top plate, each of the actuators having a body and a rod positioned within the body, each rod being slidably movable along an axis of the body to move the top plate closer to or further from the bottom plate, each actuator is in contact with a v-block on the top plate, each v-block having a groove aligned radially with respect to a center of the top plate and facing the bottom plate so that the rod end can move along a length of the groove.

US Pat. No. 10,597,778

ALD METHOD AND APPARATUS INCLUDING A PHOTON SOURCE

Picosun Oy, Espoo (FI)

1. A deposition method, comprising:providing a channel for a substrate through a deposition apparatus;
feeding precursor vapor into the channel, wherein the precursor vapor comprises a first precursor species and a second precursor source gas, the second precursor source gas functioning as carrier gas for the first precursor species;
depositing material from the precursor vapor onto the substrate on its way through the deposition apparatus by exposing the substrate to the precursor vapor and to alternating photon exposure and shade periods within the channel; and
defining the photon exposure and shade periods by shading the substrate surface so that an area of shade has the shade period and a non-shaded area the photon exposure period.

US Pat. No. 10,597,777

PRECURSOR COMPOSITION CONTAINING GROUP IV ORGANIC COMPOUND AND METHOD FOR FORMING THIN FILM USING SAME

EUGENETECH MATERIALS CO.,...

15. A precursor composition comprising a mixture of one compound selected from an organic aluminum compound, an organic gallium compound and an organic germanium compound, with a group IV organic compound, wherein the organic germanium compound is represented by the following :
in , R?1, R?2, R?3 and R?4 are each independently one selected from a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group of 1 to 6 carbon atoms, an alkylamine group of 1 to 6 carbon atoms, a dialkylamine group of 1 to 6 carbon atoms, an aryl group of 6 to 10 carbon atoms, an aralkyl group of 7 to 13 carbon atoms, and an alkylsilyl group of 2 to 10 carbon atoms, and R?5 and R?9 are each independently one selected from a hydrogen atom and an alkyl group of 1 to 6 carbon atoms.

US Pat. No. 10,597,776

PROCESS FOR COATING AN ARTICLE AND COATING PRODUCED THEREBY

1. A method for coating an object, comprising applying a coating having one or more coating layers to the object,wherein at least one coating layer is formed essentially from aluminum, titanium and nitrogen,
wherein the at least one coating layer comprises, at least in some regions, mutually adjoining lamellae of varying chemical composition and is deposited with an average composition of AlxTi(1-x)N with 0.70?x?0.90, and at a pressure of 10 mbar to 80 mbar from a gas phase having at least one aluminum precursor and at least one titanium precursor,
wherein the molar ratio of aluminum to titanium is adjusted so that the lamellae of varying chemical composition are each formed with a cubic structure, wherein lamellae with a composition of AlxTi(1-x)N having a higher Al content than Ti content and a cubic structure alternate consecutively with lamellae with a composition of Ti(1-x)AlxN having a higher Ti content than Al content and also a cubic structure, and
wherein with the preservation of the cubic structure, aluminum and titanium can be partially replaced by other metals, and nitrogen can be partially replaced by oxygen and/or carbon.

US Pat. No. 10,597,775

FILM FORMING METHOD AND FILM FORMING APPARATUS

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

1. A film forming method by a film forming apparatus configured to form a film on part of a work,the film forming apparatus comprising:
a film forming vessel comprising a first mold and a second mold that is arranged to be opposed to the first mold, the first mold comprising a first recessed portion and a first planar portion arranged around the first recessed portion and an exhaust port in a bottom portion of the first recessed portion, and
a seal member placed between the first planar portion of the first mold and the second mold, the seal member being configured to keep inside of the film forming vessel airtight when the film forming vessel is closed,
wherein the work is placed away from the first planar portion such that a film formation target part of the work faces an internal space of the first recessed portion when the film forming vessel is closed, and the film forming vessel sandwiches the work between the first mold and the second mold via the seal member positioned in between the first mold and the second mold when the film forming vessel is in a closed state,
the film forming method comprising:
(a) forming a film on part of the work by the film forming apparatus;
(b) regulating an internal pressure of the film forming vessel to make the internal pressure of the film forming vessel lower than a pressure outside of the film forming vessel;
(c) moving the first mold relative to the work in a direction of separating away from each other and opening the film forming vessel after (a) and (b); and
(d) from a time immediately before the film forming vessel is opened to a time when the film forming vessel has been opened, evacuating the film forming vessel via the exhaust port.

US Pat. No. 10,597,773

ANTIMONY-CONTAINING MATERIALS FOR ION IMPLANTATION

Praxair Technology, Inc.,...

1. A composition suitable for ion implantation for implanting antimony-containing ions to create an n-type electronic device structure, comprising:an antimony-containing material, said antimony-containing material chemically stable at ambient temperature and maintained under storage conditions in a liquid phase under sub-atmospheric pressure and further wherein said storage conditions are characterized by the absence of trace amounts of moisture;
said antimony-containing material represented by a non-carbon containing chemical formula; andsaid antimony-containing material in the liquid phase being in substantial equilibrium with a corresponding vapor phase that is adapted to exert a sufficient vapor pressure in response to a downstream vacuum pressure condition.

US Pat. No. 10,597,772

FUNCTIONALLY GRADED MATERIAL BY IN-SITU GRADIENT ALLOY SPUTTER DEPOSITION MANAGEMENT

International Business Ma...

1. A computer implemented method for preparing an alloy film, the method comprising a computer readable storage device having program code embodied therewith, the program code executable by a processing unit to:communicate with a sputter chamber having a configurable surface in communication with a target material, the configurable surface having a moveable segment;
flexibly change a composition of the configurable surface, including selectively introduce the segment; and
introduce ingress gas to interact with the changed composition, the interaction to produce an alloy film.

US Pat. No. 10,597,771

RARE EARTH THIN-FILM MAGNET AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

1. A rare earth thin-film magnet of a Nd—Fe—B film formed by heat-treating an amorphous film deposited directly on a Si substrate, and having a film thickness of 10 ?m or more and 160 ?m or less, a composition consisting of Nd, Fe and B, and a structure consisting of Nd2Fe14B crystal grains mixed with crystal grains of a non-magnetic Nd-rich phase, wherein the composition has a Nd content which is larger than the stoichiometric content of Nd2Fe14B and satisfies a compositional condition depending on the thickness of the Nd—Fe—B alloy film such that, in a case where the thickness is 70 ?m or less, 70 ?m to 115 ?m excluding 70 ?m, or 115 ?m to 160 ?m excluding 115 ?m, a ratio of Nd/(Nd+Fe) in terms of atomic % is in a range of 0.15?Nd/(Nd+Fe)?0.25, 0.18?Nd/(Nd+Fe)?0.25, or 0.20?Nd/(Nd+Fe)?0.25, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,597,770

VAPOR DEPOSITION SOURCE, VAPOR DEPOSITION APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING VAPOR-DEPOSITED FILM

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A vapor deposition source having a surface which has a plurality of openings via which vapor deposition particles are ejected, the vapor deposition source being configured to have a first length in a first direction and a second length in a second direction which is orthogonal to the first direction, the first length being longer than the second length, the first direction and the second direction being in a same plane,the plurality of openings each having a slit shape defined by (i) two first sides which face each other and (ii) two second sides which face each other, the two first sides being parallel to the first direction and being equal in length, the two second sides being parallel to the second direction and being equal in length, the plurality of openings being arranged, at regular intervals, linearly along the first direction,
the two first sides each being not less than 4 times and not more than 50 times as long as each of the two second sides,
the two second sides each having a length of not less than 1 mm and not greater than 5 mm,
the plurality of openings each having a depth in a third direction that is orthogonal to the first direction and the second direction, the depth being not less than 5 mm and not greater than 20 mm.

US Pat. No. 10,597,769

METHOD OF FABRICATING A MAGNETIC STACK ARRANGEMENT OF A LAMINATED MAGNETIC INDUCTOR

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method of fabricating a magnetic stack arrangement of a laminated magnetic inductor, the method comprising:forming a first magnetic stack comprising one or more magnetic layers alternating with one or more insulating layers in a first inner region of the laminated magnetic inductor;
forming a second magnetic stack comprising one or more magnetic layers alternating with one or more insulating layers opposite a surface of the first magnetic stack in an outer region of the laminated magnetic inductor; and
forming a third magnetic stack comprising one or more magnetic layers alternating with one or more insulating layers opposite a surface of the second magnetic stack in a second inner region of the laminated magnetic inductor;
wherein a thickness of an insulating layer in the second magnetic stack is greater than a thickness of an insulating layer in the first magnetic stack.

US Pat. No. 10,597,768

VAPOR DEPOSITION MASK, VAPOR DEPOSITION MASK PREPARATION BODY, METHOD FOR PRODUCING VAPOR DEPOSITION MASK, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING ORGANIC SEMICONDUCTOR ELEMENT

Dai Nippon Printing Co., ...

1. A method for producing an organic semiconductor element, comprisinga step of forming a vapor deposition pattern on a vapor deposition target by using a support-equipped vapor deposition mask in which a vapor deposition mask is fixed to a metal support member, wherein
the vapor deposition mask includes: a metal mask in which a through-hole is provided; and a resin mask in which openings corresponding to a pattern to be produced by vapor deposition are provided at a position overlapping the through-hole,
wherein the metal mask and the resin mask are stacked,
wherein the resin mask has a first surface arranged to face the vapor deposition target and an opposed second surface,
wherein the metal mask covers at least a portion of the second surface of the resin mask,
wherein the metal mask has a general region in which the through-hole is provided and a thick region larger in thickness than the general region, and
wherein the through-hole in the metal mask is tapered inwardly toward the second surface of the resin mask.

US Pat. No. 10,597,767

NANOPARTICLE FABRICATION

Roswell Biotechnologies, ...

1. A method for fabricating a nanoparticle on a substrate, the method comprising:depositing a substance directly onto the substrate by a pattern generation process that defines an at least one portion of the deposited substance having a diameter D and an effective thickness T; and
heating the at least one portion of the substance at a temperature less than the melting temperature of the substance and for a time sufficient so that the at least one portion of the substance beads up on the substrate due to cohesive forces of the at least one portion of the substance being greater than adhesive forces between the substrate and the at least one portion of the substance, thereby forming the nanoparticle on the substrate,
wherein the substance consists of a first metal, wherein the first metal consists of gold, silver, copper, or aluminum, and the substrate consists of a second metal, wherein the second metal consists of platinum or palladium, and
wherein the effective thickness T is selected to provide a nanoparticle diameter d with a reduction factor r of less than about 1.0, and wherein d=r D and r=((3T)/(2D))1/3.

US Pat. No. 10,597,766

VAPOR DEPOSITION MASK, VAPOR DEPOSITION MASK PREPARATION BODY, METHOD FOR PRODUCING VAPOR DEPOSITION MASK, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING ORGANIC SEMICONDUCTOR ELEMENT

Dai Nippon Printing Co., ...

1. A method for producing an organic semiconductor element, comprisinga step of forming a vapor deposition pattern on a vapor deposition target by using a frame-equipped vapor deposition mask in which a vapor deposition mask is fixed to a frame, wherein
the vapor deposition mask fixed to the frame in the step of forming the vapor deposition pattern includes: a metal mask in which a slit is provided; and a resin mask in which openings corresponding to a pattern to be produced by vapor deposition are provided at a position of overlapping with the slit, the metal mask and the resin mask being stacked, wherein the resin mask has a first surface arranged to face the vapor deposition target and an opposed second surface, the metal mask covers at least a portion of the second surface of the resin mask, the metal mask has a general region in which the slit is provided and a thick region larger in thickness than the general region, and the general region of the metal mask contacts the resin mask directly or through an interposed adhesive.

US Pat. No. 10,597,763

IN-BATH ROLL AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING IN-BATH ROLL

1. An in-bath roll used in a metal bath containing at least 50% by mass or more of Al, the in-bath roll comprising:an undercoat layer formed on a surface of the roll, the undercoat layer being formed by a cermet thermal spray coating film containing a first boride containing at least WB, WCoB, W2CoB2, a second boride composed of at least one kind of Cr, Zr, and Ti borides, and a balance composed of a cobalt-based alloy not containing nickel of 5% by mass or more;
a topcoat layer formed on a surface of the undercoat layer, the topcoat layer being formed by a ceramic thermal spray coating film containing at least ZrO2 and Y2O3; and
a friction reducing layer formed on a surface of the topcoat layer, the friction reducing layer being composed of BN and at least one kind of TiO2, ZrO2, SiO2, MgO, and CaO, wherein
with respect to 100% by mass of the cermet thermal spray coating film, the first boride is 55% by mass or more and 75% by mass or less, the second boride is 5% by mass or more and 15% by mass or less, and a content of B is 5.0% by mass or more and 7.0% by mass or less, and
BN is contained in an amount of 20% by mass or more with respect to 100% by mass of the friction reducing layer.

US Pat. No. 10,597,762

ALUMINUM ALLOYS WITH HIGH STRENGTH AND COSMETIC APPEAL

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An aluminum alloy comprising:4.5 to 6.5 wt % Zn,
0.9 to 1.5 wt % Mg,
0 to 0.04 wt % Cu,
0 to 0.04 wt % Zr,
0 to 0.25 wt % Fe,
0 to 0.10 wt % Si; and
the balance being aluminum and incidental impurities;
wherein the alloy has 3-6 vol % MgZn2,
wherein the alloy has an average grain aspect ratio of 1.0 to 1.3; wherein the alloy has a thermal conductivity greater than 130 W/mk; and wherein the alloy has a yield strength of at least 280 MPa.

US Pat. No. 10,597,761

SELF-REPAIRING METAL ALLOY MATRIX COMPOSITES, METHODS OF MANUFACTURE AND USE THEREOF AND ARTICLES COMPRISING THE SAME

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RES...

1. A composite comprising:a metal alloy matrix; where the metal alloy matrix comprises aluminum in an amount greater than 50 atomic percent to 99 atomic percent; a first metal and a second metal; where the first metal is different from the second metal; and where the metal alloy matrix comprises a low temperature melting phase and a high temperature melting phase; where the low temperature melting phase melts at a temperature that is lower than the high temperature melting phase; and
a contracting constituent, where the contracting constituent comprises a material having a negative coefficient of thermal expansion; where the contracting constituent exerts a compressive force on the metal alloy matrix at a temperature between a melting point of the low temperature melting phase and a melting point of the high temperature melting phase or below the temperature of the low temperature melting phase.

US Pat. No. 10,597,759

NON-ORIENTED ELECTRICAL STEEL SHEET HAVING HIGH MAGNETIC FLUX DENSITY AND MOTOR

JFE STEEL CORPORATION, T...

1. A non-oriented electrical steel sheet having a chemical composition comprising:C: not more than 0.010 mass %,
Si: 1.0-7.0 mass %,
Mn: 0.001-3.0 mass %,
sol. Al: 0.0001-3.5 mass %,
P: 0.01-0.2 mass %,
S: not more than 0.010 mass %,
N: not more than 0.010 mass %, and
the remainder being Fe and inevitable impurities,
wherein:
a ratio (P120/Fe700) of a peak-peak height P120 of P near to an electronic energy of 120 eV to a peak-peak height Fe700 of Fe near to an electronic energy of 700 eV in an Auger differential spectrum obtained by analyzing a broken surface of a grain boundary through Auger electron spectroscopy is not less than 0.1, and
a sheet thickness is 0.10-0.50 mm.

US Pat. No. 10,597,758

CEMENTED CARBIDE WITH IMPROVED TOUGHNESS

KORLOY INC., Seoul (KR)

1. A cemented carbide comprising:1.5 wt % to 20 wt % of carbide or carbonitride including at least one of tantalum (Ta), niobium (Nb), and titanium (Ti);
4 wt % to 10 wt % of cobalt (Co); and
a tungsten carbide (WC) as well as unavoidable impurities as a remainder,
wherein a cubic phase free layer (CFL), in which the carbide or the carbonitride is not formed, is formed from a surface of the cemented carbide to a depth of 5 ?m to 50 ?m,
wherein,
an upper portion of the CFL is defined from a center of the CFL to a surface of the CFL,
a lower portion of the CFL is defined from the center of the CFL to a boundary of a bottom of a base material,
a size of the Co structure is defined as a length of a major axis of a Co structure, in which a ratio of the length of the major axis of the Co structure formed in the CFL to a length of a minor axis thereof is 5 or less, and
a size of the largest Co structure in the lower portion of the CFL is 1.3 times or less a size of the largest Co structure in the upper portion of the CFL.

US Pat. No. 10,597,757

DUCTILE HIGH-TEMPERATURE MOLYBDENUM-BASED ALLOYS

QUESTEK INNOVATIONS LLC, ...

1. An alloy comprising, by weight:0.01% to 1% vanadium,
0% to 0.04% carbon,
0.01% to 6.5% niobium,
0% to 1% titanium,
about 0.024% to 0.04% boron,
0% to 1% tungsten,
0% to 1% tantalum,
0% to 1% hafnium, and
0% to 1% ruthenium,
the balance molybdenum and incidental elements and impurities.

US Pat. No. 10,597,756

TITANIUM ALUMINIDE INTERMETALLIC COMPOSITIONS

General Electric Company,...

1. A low pressure turbine blade of gas turbine engine comprising a titanium aluminide intermetallic composition based on a gamma TiAl intermetallic compound, the titanium aluminide intermetallic composition consisting of, by atomic percent, 46 to 50% aluminum, 1 to 3% chromium, 1 to 5% niobium, 160 to 470 ppm carbon, titanium and incidental impurities in amounts to yield the gamma TiAl intermetallic compound, wherein the titanium aluminide intermetallic composition exhibits a minimum room temperature ductility of not lower than 0.5%, and wherein the titanium aluminide intermetallic composition exhibits an average room temperature ductility of at least 1%.

US Pat. No. 10,597,755

POROUS MATERIAL

CHONGQING RUNZE PHARMACEU...

1. A porous material, comprising a plurality of pores in a uniform distribution, whereineach cubic centimeter of the porous material is uniform in mass, and an absolute value of a deviation of the each cubic centimeter of the porous material is equal to or less than 4% by mass, referring that when a plurality of three-dimensional blocks with a volume of equal to or less than 1 cm3 and a same size are randomly taken from the porous material, each three-dimensional block of the plurality of three-dimensional blocks is weighed up respectively to obtain an average value of masses of the plurality of three-dimensional blocks, and the absolute value of the deviation of the each three-dimensional block from the average value of the masses is equal to or less than 4% of the average value of the masses of the plurality of three-dimensional blocks; and an elastic modulus of the porous material is reduced by 10-82% compared to a value of an elastic modulus of a raw material used to make the porous material.

US Pat. No. 10,597,754

SYSTEM AND PROCESS FOR SELECTIVE RARE EARTH EXTRACTION WITH SULPHUR RECOVERY

VALE S.A., Rio De Janeir...

1. A process for rare earth extraction from monazite or bastnasite bearing ores or ore beneficiation or industrial waste comprising an amount of rare earth elements as oxides, phosphates, carbonates or sulfates, the method consisting of (i) controlled mixing between sulfuric acid and the monazite or the bastnasite bearing ores or the ore beneficiation or the industrial waste; and (ii) water leaching under controlled conditions,wherein the controlled mixing is performed from 5 to 240 minutes at a temperature above room temperature to 80° C., and a speed of 100-300 rpm.

US Pat. No. 10,597,753

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF EFFICIENTLY RECOVERING PRECIOUS METALS USING AN ALKALINE LEACH, ULTRASOUND, AND ELECTROLYSIS

ALL GREEN RECYCLING, INC....

1. A method for extracting a desired metal from a substance, the method comprising:contacting the substance with an alkaline leach to separate the desired metal from the substance;
providing ultrasound energy and anodic current on a work face of the substance;
etching the substance with the alkaline leach, thereby releasing the desired metal from the substance; and
collecting the released desired metal.

US Pat. No. 10,597,752

METHOD FOR PRE-TREATMENT OF GOLD-BEARING OXIDE ORES

BARRICK GOLD CORPORATION,...

1. A system, comprising:a reactor that mixes a precious metal material, activated carbon, and an oxidant to form a pre-treated slurry;
a separator that separates the activated carbon from the pre-treated slurry to form a carbon-depleted slurry;
an activated carbon recycle system, interconnected and in fluid communication with the separator and the reactor, that recycles the separated activated carbon from the separator to the reactor; and
a leaching system that contacts, after separating the activated carbon from the pre-treated slurry, a lixivant with the carbon-depleted slurry, wherein the reactor, the separator and the leaching system are interconnected and in fluid-communication with one another.

US Pat. No. 10,597,751

LIGAND ASSISTED CHROMATOGRAPHY FOR METAL ION SEPARATION

Purdue Research Foundatio...

1. A process for isolating a substantially pure (95% or higher) rare earth element (REE) comprising the steps of:a. dissolving a mixture containing REEs in a strong acid to result in a dissolved mixture of metal ions, including that of REEs;
b. capturing metal ions of REEs in a first set of chromatographic columns comprising strong acid cation exchange resins;
c. washing said first set of chromatographic columns with a salt solution to remove non-adsorbing metal ions;
d. eluting metal ions of REES from said first set of chromatographic columns with a first ligand solution to result in a solution of enriched metal ions of REEs;
e. loading said solution of enriched metal ions of REEs onto a second set of chromatographic columns; and
f. eluting bound metal ions of REEs stepwise from said second set of chromatographic columns using a second ligand solution to afford a substantially pure REE, wherein said second set of chromatographic columns comprising hydrous polyvalent metal oxide selected from the group consisting of TiO2, ZrO2, or SnO2 and wherein ligand of said second ligand solution coordinates with said hydrous polyvalent metal oxide.

US Pat. No. 10,597,750

APPARATUS AND A METHOD FOR TREATMENT OF MINED MATERIAL WITH ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION

Technological Resources P...

1. An apparatus for treatment of mined material, the apparatus comprising:a source for generating electromagnetic radiation;
a radiation inlet;
a radiation inlet region at the radiation inlet and being arranged for exposing fragments of the mined material to the generated electromagnetic radiation;
a tubular circular passage with a smooth surface facing the fragments of the mined material for guiding the fragments of the mined material to the radiation inlet region; and
a reflective structure separate from the passage and surrounding at least a portion of the passage, the reflective structure being arranged to attenuate penetration of the electromagnetic radiation from the radiation inlet region into the passage during throughput of the fragments of the mined material,
wherein the reflective structure comprises a metallic tube that comprises a plurality of a succession of circular first zones and circular second zones, and
wherein the first zones have an average inner diameter that is smaller than that of the second zones and are arranged such that the metallic tube has an inner diameter that undulates in a direction along the tube such that the metallic tube has a corrugated wall portion that produces a reflected electromagnetic radiation towards the radiation inlet region,
wherein the reflective structure has a dimensional periodicity of protruding sections of the second zones of the corrugated wall portion which produces reflected electromagnetic radiation that includes the wavelength of the electromagnetic radiation to which the fragments are exposed, and
wherein the reflective structure produces an electric field with electric field intensity which increases towards the radiation inlet region at a rate of 15 dB/m or greater.

US Pat. No. 10,597,749

CONTINUOUS ANNEALING APPARATUS

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A continuous annealing apparatus for continuously annealing a strip, the continuous annealing apparatus comprising:a pre-treatment device to prepare a strip unwound from a coil to continuously anneal the strip;
a heating device to heat the strip prepared by the pre-treatment device;
a heat holding device to isothermally maintain the strip heated by the heating device;
a first cooling device to cool the strip heat maintained by the heat holding device;
an annealing device comprising:
a first annealing device disposed adjacent to a side of the first cooling device and annealing the strip, which is cooled by the first cooling device, for a first time; and
a second annealing device disposed adjacent to the side of the first cooling device and winding the strip, which is cooled by the first cooling device, into a coil and then unwinding the coil into the strip again after annealing for a second time which is a longer period of time than the first time;
a second cooling device to cool the strip annealed by the first annealing device or the second annealing device; and
a post-treatment device to wind the strip cooled by the second cooling device into the coil,
wherein the second annealing device comprises:
a cutting machine to cut the strip cooled by the first cooling device into a predetermined length;
a continuous coil winding machine to wind each of strips transferred through the cutting machine into a coil;
a coil feeding device to transfer the coil wound by the continuous coil winding machine;
a heat treatment device to anneal the coil for the second time;
a main coil unwinding reel to unwind the coil heat-treated by the heat treatment device into a strip again; and
a welding machine to weld preceding and trailing strips unwound from the main coil unwinding reel to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,597,748

STEEL WIRE ROD FOR WIRE DRAWING

NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION,...

1. A steel wire rod for wire drawing, containing, in terms of % by mass,C: from 0.90 to 1.20%,
Si: from 0.10 to 1.30%,
Mn: from 0.20 to 1.00%,
Cr: from 0.20 to 1.30%,
Al: from 0.005 to 0.050%,
Mo: from 0 to 0.20%,
V: from 0 to 0.15%,
Ti: from 0 to 0.050%,
Nb: from 0 to 0.050%,
B: from 0 to 0.0030%,
N: from 0 to 0.0070%,
P: from 0 to 0.030%,
S: from 0 to 0.010%, and
the balance comprising Fe and impurities, and
the steel wire rod having a metallographic structure of which 95% or more by volume ratio is a lamellar pearlite structure, wherein the lamellar pearlite structure has an average lamellar spacing of from 50 to 75 nm, an average length of cementites in the lamellar pearlite structure is 1.2 to 4.0 ?m, and a percentage of a number of cementites having a length of 0.5 ?m or less among the cementites in the lamellar pearlite structure is 20% or less.

US Pat. No. 10,597,747

COATED STEEL STRIPS, COATED STAMPED PRODUCTS AND METHODS

ArcelorMittal, Luxembour...

1. A process for making a hot stamped coated steel sheet product, comprising:(A) heating an aluminum- or aluminum alloy pre-coated steel sheet in a furnace preheated to a temperature and during a time defined by trapezoid ABCD having heating time, temperature coordinates of about A (3 minutes, 930° C.), B (6 minutes, 930° C.), C (13 minutes, 880° C.) and D (4.5 minutes, 880° C.) if thickness of said sheet is greater than or equal to 0.7 mm and less than or equal to 1.5 mm, and by trapezoid EFGH having heating time, temperature coordinates of about E (4 minutes, 940° C.), F (8 minutes, 940° C.), G (13 minutes, 900° C.), and H (6.5 minutes, 900° C.) if thickness of said sheet is greater than 1.5 mm and less than or equal to 3 mm, at a heating rate Vc between 20 and 700° C. comprised between 4 and 12° C./s, to obtain a heated blank;
(B) transferring said heated blank to a die; and
(C) stamping said heated blank in said die, to thereby obtain a hot stamped steel sheet product,
wherein the said heated product is cooled at a rate of at least 50° C./s during an interval between when said product exits said furnace and when said product reaches 400° C.

US Pat. No. 10,597,745

HIGH STRENGTH STEEL AND MANUFACTURING METHOD

ARCELORMITTAL, Luxembour...

1. A cold-rolled and annealed steel sheet, having a chemical composition consisting of with contents expressed by weight percent:0.10?C?0.13%
2.4?Mn?2.8%
0.30?Si?0.55%
0.30?Cr?0.56%
0.020?Ti?0.050%
0.0020?B?0.0040%
0.005?Al?0.050%
Mo?0.010%
Nb?0.040%
0.002?N?0.008%
S?0.005%
P?0.020%,
and a remainder consisting of iron and unavoidable impurities resulting from smelting, wherein the steel sheet has a microstructure consisting of, in surface proportions:
martensite and/or lower bainite, a sum of the surface proportions of martensite and lower bainite being comprised between 60 and 95%,
4 to 35% of low carbide containing bainite, containing less than 100 carbides per surface unit of 100 square micrometers,
0 to 5% of ferrite, and
less than 5% of retained austenite in island form, and
wherein the martensite consists of fresh martensite and/or self-tempered martensite, a sum of the surface proportions of self-tempered martensite and lower bainite being comprised between 40 and 95%.

US Pat. No. 10,597,744

METHOD FOR TREATING TOUGHNESS AND HARDNESS OF DRILL BIT BUTTONS

EPIROC DRILLING TOOLS AKT...

1. A method, performed by a centrifuge, for treating toughness and hardness of drill bit buttons, wherein the centrifuge comprises a chamber formed by a stationary side wall and a bottom which is rotatable around a rotation axis,the bottom comprising one or more protrusions which at least partly extends between the rotation axis and the side wall,
the side wall comprising at least six pushing elements arranged around a periphery of the side wall,and where the method comprises:rotating, by rotation of the bottom with the protrusions, the drill bit buttons around the rotation axis,
pushing, by the pushing elements, the drill bit buttons from the side wall during the rotation of the bottom,
collectively forming the drill bit buttons into a well gathered torus shape at the bottom of the chamber, wherein the drill bit buttons avoid climbing high on the chamber side wall and fall down onto the bottom, for inducing collisions between the drill bit buttons,thereby treating the toughness and hardness of the drill bit buttons.

US Pat. No. 10,597,742

LOW-TEMPERATURE HIGH-STRENGTH-AND-DUCTILITY HIGH MANGANESE STEEL, AND HIGH MANGANESE STEEL PLATE AND HIGH MANGANESE STEEL TUBE MANUFACTURING PROCESS

YANSHAN UNIVERSITY, Qinh...

1. A machining technology of a low-temperature high-strength-ductility high manganese steel plate, comprising process steps of smelting high manganese steel, post-treating a steel ingot, and cogging and rolling to form a plate, wherein the process steps comprise the following parameters:A. smelting the high manganese steel: calculating a feeding ratio according to the percentage by weight of components in the high manganese steel: Mn 30%-36%, C 0.02%-0.06%, S?0.01%, P?0.008% and the balance being Fe, and smelting the components into the steel ingot;
B. post-treating the steel ingot: keeping the steel ingot smelted in step A under the condition of 1150 DEG C.-1200 DEG C. and performing heat treatment for 2-4 hours, and then transferring the steel ingot into a water quenching tank at room temperature to complete solid solution treatment; and
C. cogging and rolling the steel ingot to form a plate: performing hot rolling, tempering and homogenizing after cogging the steel ingot after solid solution treatment.

US Pat. No. 10,597,738

COMPOSITIONS, METHODS AND KITS TO DETECT HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS NUCLEIC ACID

GEN-PROBE INCORPORATED, ...

8. A method of detection HSV-1 or HSV-2 RNA within a sample, comprising separating HSV-1 or HSV-2 RNA from other sample components by attachment to a support, amplifying the HSV-1 or HSV-2 RNA by transcription mediated amplification, contacting amplification product resulting from the amplification with a nucleic acid according to claim 1, wherein presence of a detectable signal from the label indicates presence of HSV-1 or HSV-2 RNA within the sample.

US Pat. No. 10,597,725

PRIMER REAGENT FOR AMPLIFYING ALK FUSION GENE, ALK FUSION GENE AMPLIFICATION REAGENT KIT INCLUDING THE SAME, AND ALK FUSION GENE AMPLIFICATION METHOD AND ALK FUSION GENE ANALYSIS METHOD USING THE SAME

ARKRAY, Inc., Kyoto (JP)...

1. A detection reagent kit for detecting variants V1, V2, V3a, V3b and V6 simultaneously comprising:a forward primer consisting of the nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1;
a forward primer consisting of the nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2;
a forward primer consisting of the nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO: 3;
a forward primer consisting of the nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO: 4;
a reverse primer consisting of the nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO: 5;
a reverse primer consisting of the nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO: 6; and
a probe set comprising (i) a probe that is an oligonucleotide consisting of the nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO: 22 and that comprises a fluorescent dye attached to the 5? end cytosine base of the oligonucleotide; and (ii) a probe that is an oligonucleotide consisting of the nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO: 23 and that comprises a fluorescent dye attached to the 5? end cytosine base of the oligonucleotide.

US Pat. No. 10,597,714

AUTOMATED PRIMING AND LIBRARY LOADING DEVICE

Clear Labs, Inc., Menlo ...

1. A nucleic acid sequencing apparatus comprising:(a) a nucleic acid library preparation compartment comprising two or more chambers configured to prepare a plurality of nucleic acids from a sample for a sequencing reaction, wherein said compartment is operatively connected to a nucleic acid sequencing chamber;
(b) a nucleic acid sequencing chamber, wherein said nucleic acid sequencing chamber comprises:
(i) one or more flow cells comprising a plurality of pores or sequencing cartridges configured for the passage of a nucleic acid strand, wherein each said one or more flow cells comprises a sample input port comprising a flow path in fluid communication with a sensing chamber outlet, wherein said sample input port is configured to be robotically opened, wherein said sample input port comprises a plug that projects a sufficient distance above the surface of the flow cell for removal by a robotic tool; and
(c) an automated platform, wherein said automated platform is programmed to robotically move a sample from said nucleic acid library preparation compartment into said sample input port in said nucleic acid sequencing chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,597,712

NANOPORE-BASED POLYMER ANALYSIS WITH MUTUALLY-QUENCHING FLUORESCENT LABELS

Quantapore, Inc., South ...

1. A method of determining a nucleotide sequence of at least one polynucleotide, the method comprising the steps of:translocating at least one single stranded polynucleotide through a nanopore, wherein different kinds of nucleotides of the single stranded polynucleotide are labeled with different fluorescent labels from a mutually quenching set of two fluorescent labels such that a selected nucleotide is labeled with a first mutually quenching label and every other kind of nucleotide is labeled with a second mutually quenching label and wherein the nanopore has a bore dimensioned to force the fluorescent labels within the nanopore into a constrained state wherein substantially no detectable signal is generated and wherein each fluorescent label of the mutually quenching set (i) quenches fluorescence of every other fluorescent label of the same set whenever such labels are attached to adjacent nucleotides of a polynucleotide in free solution, and (ii) generates a distinct fluorescent signal in a non-quenched state;
exciting the fluorescent label of each nucleotide upon exiting the nanopore and during its transition from a constrained state to formation of a quenched state with an adjacent nucleotide;
measuring a fluorescent signal generated by the exiting fluorescent label to identify the nucleotide to which the fluorescent label is attached; and
determining a nucleotide sequence of the polynucleotide from a sequence of fluorescent signals.

US Pat. No. 10,597,706

METHODS AND KITS FOR REDUCING ADAPTER-DIMER FORMATION

BIOO Scientific Corporati...

9. A method for reducing, adapter-dimer formation comprising:combining a sample comprising target small ribonucleic acids, at least one 3? adapter annealed to an oligonucleotide comprising a reverse transcription primer binding site, and at least one first ligase to form a first reaction composition, wherein the 3? adapter annealed with the oligonucleotide comprises a single-stranded 5? overhang portion;
incubating the first reaction composition under conditions suitable for first ligation products to be generated, to form a second reaction composition comprising first ligation products and at least some un-ligated 3? adapters annealed to oligonucleotides;
combining at least one DNA-dependent DNA polymerase with the second reaction composition and incubating under conditions suitable for the polymerase to convert at least some of the single-stranded 5? overhang portions of the 3? adapters annealed to the oligonucleotides to double-stranded blunt ended adapter-oligonucleotide duplexes lacking overhang portions by end-filling;
combining at least one second ligase and at least one 5? adapter to the second reaction composition comprising double-stranded adapter-oligonucleotide duplexes and first ligation products and incubating under conditions suitable for forming at least some second ligation products,
combining at least one reverse transcriptase with the second ligation products to generate double-stranded second ligation products,
thereby reducing adapter-dimer formation.

US Pat. No. 10,597,705

ENHANCED LIGATION REACTIONS

Life Technologies Corpora...

1. A method for sequencing nucleic acids, comprising:a) forming a plurality of polynucleotide duplexes each having a nick, by (i) hybridizing a first template polynucleotide with a first and second probe oligonucleotide so that the first and second probe oligonucleotides abut each other to form a first nick, wherein the second probe oligonucleotide is labeled with a first distinctive reporter moiety, and wherein the 5? end of the first template polynucleotide is attached to a support, and (ii) hybridizing a second template polynucleotide with a third and fourth probe oligonucleotide so that the third and fourth oligonucleotides abut each other to form a second nick wherein, the fourth probe oligonucleotide is labeled with a second distinctive reporter moiety, wherein the first and second template polynucleotides include different sequences, wherein the second and fourth probe oligonucleotides include different sequences, wherein the first and second distinctive reporter moieties distinguish the different sequences of the second and fourth probe oligonucleotides respectively, and wherein the 5? end of the second template polynucleotide is attached to the support;
b) closing the first and second nick to form a first and second ligation product respectively by conducting a nucleic acid ligation reaction with a ligase and an aprataxin enzyme that catalyzes removal of an adenylate group from a terminal 5? phosphate of a nucleic acid; and
c) detecting the first distinctive reporter moiety and detecting the second distinctive reporter moiety;
d) forming a plurality of polynucleotide duplexes each having a nick, by (i) hybridizing the first template polynucleotide with a fifth probe oligonucleotide so that the first ligation product and the fifth probe oligonucleotide abut each other to form a third nick, wherein the fifth probe oligonucleotide is labeled with a third distinctive reporter moiety, and (ii) hybridizing the second template polynucleotide with a sixth probe oligonucleotide so that the second ligation product and the sixth probe oligonucleotide abut each other to form a fourth nick, wherein the sixth probe oligonucleotide is labeled with a fourth distinctive reporter moiety, wherein the third and fourth reporter moieties distinguish the different sequences of the fifth and sixth probe oligonucleotides respectively;
e) closing the third and fourth nick to form a third and fourth ligation product respectively, by conducting a nucleic acid ligation reaction with a ligase and an aprataxin enzyme that catalyzes removal of an adenylate group from a terminal 5? phosphate of a nucleic acid;
f) detecting the third distinctive reporter moiety thereby detecting the sequence of a portion of the first template polynucleotide that hybridizes to the fifth oligonucleotide, and detecting the fourth distinctive reporter moiety thereby detecting the sequence of a portion of the second template polynucleotide that hybridizes to the sixth oligonucleotide, wherein the first, second, third and fourth distinctive reporter moieties comprise different fluorophores; and
g) denaturing the third and fourth ligation products from the first and second polynucleotides respectively and repeating steps a) through f) with additional probe oligonucleotides labeled with distinctive reporter moieties, optionally repeating for multiple repeated cycles;
thereby detecting the sequence of a first template polynucleotide and detecting the sequence of a second template polynucleotide.

US Pat. No. 10,597,704

NUCLEIC ACID CLASSIFICATION

Bio-NEMS Corporation, Mo...

1. A method for classifying a target nucleic acid, the method comprising:exposing, in a test system, a plurality of capture probes to the target nucleic acid, the test system comprising a conditioning system, a hybridization surface, and a processor, the conditioning system being configured to apply an adjustable conditioning parameter at the plurality of capture probes, the plurality of capture probes being attached to the hybridization surface and at least two of the plurality of capture probes having different abilities to hybridize to the target nucleic acid;
establishing a first hybridization condition by adjusting the adjustable conditioning parameter in the conditioning system to a first value;
determining, by the processor, a first degree of hybridization of the plurality of capture probes with the target nucleic acid under the first hybridization condition, the first degree of hybridization comprising at least one of a first association rate and a first dissociation rate of the target nucleic acid from each capture probe under the first hybridization condition;
establishing a second hybridization condition by adjusting the adjustable conditioning parameter in the conditioning system to a second value;
determining, by the processor, a second degree of hybridization of the plurality of capture probes with the target nucleic acid under the second hybridization condition, the second degree of hybridization comprising at least one of a second association rate and a second dissociation rate of the target nucleic acid from each capture probe under the second hybridization condition; and
classifying, by the processor, the target nucleic acid by determining differences between the first degree of hybridization and the second degree of hybridization with respect to each of the plurality of capture probes and comparing the differences to a model of differences of degrees of hybridization of known nucleic acids.

US Pat. No. 10,597,702

MOLECULE DETECTION USING BORONIC ACID SUBSTITUTED PROBES

Ontera Inc., Santa Cruz,...

1. A method for detecting the presence or absence of a diol in a sample, comprising:contacting the sample with a plurality of probes, wherein each of the probes is covalently linked to a reactive organoboronic moiety capable of specifically binding to a different diol under a condition for the diol to bind to the reactive organoboronic moiety, and wherein each of the probes can specifically recognize and bind to a binding site on a charged polymeric scaffold, wherein the charged polymeric scaffold comprises a plurality of binding sites, wherein each of the binding sites is specific for each of the probes;
loading the sample contacted with the plurality probes, and the charged polymeric scaffold to a device under the condition, wherein the device comprises (i) a pore located between two volumes of an interior space of said device, and (ii) a sensor configured to identify an object passing through the pore;
inducing passage of the charged polymeric scaffold through the pore from one volume to the other volume of the device by applying a voltage across the pore; and
determining with the sensor whether the probe bound to the charged polymeric scaffold is further bound to the diol, thereby determining the presence or absence of the diol in the sample.

US Pat. No. 10,597,699

COPY NUMBER PRESERVING RNA ANALYSIS METHOD

LEXOGEN GMBH, Vienna (AT...

1. A method for generating a nucleic acid product from a template RNA molecule, comprising after having obtained a template RNA:(a) annealing a first oligonucleotide primer at a preselected nucleic acid region of the template RNA;
(b) elongating the first oligonucleotide primer in a template specific manner thereby obtaining a first elongated strand;
(c) removing the RNA template;
(d) annealing more than one further oligonucleotide primers to the first elongated strand;
(e) elongating the more than one further oligonucleotide primers:
i) in a template specific manner without displacement of primers annealed to the first elongated strand, wherein the primers have an increased melting temperature as compared to natural oligonucleotides, and/or a polymerase without displacement activity is used for said elongating; or
ii) with a polymerase that destroys a displaced strand, thereby generating further elongation products; and
(f) isolating and/or amplifying from said further elongation products, an elongation product that comprises a nucleic acid portion complementary to the first oligonucleotide primer.

US Pat. No. 10,597,694

SAMPLE PREPARATION DEVICE AND METHOD OF PREPARING A SAMPLE FOR STERILITY TESTING

Merck Patent GmbH, Darms...

1. A sample preparation device (1) comprisinga first chamber (2) containing a first movable piston (2C), moved by a force from outside the device, through a rod of the first piston extending to the outside of the device, said first movable piston separating a first volume (2A) upstream of the first movable piston and a second volume (2B) downstream of the first movable piston (2C);
a second chamber (3) containing a second movable piston (3C) adapted to be passively moved in consequence of pressure changes induced in the second chamber by the movement of the first piston in the first chamber separating a third volume (3A) upstream of the second movable piston and a fourth volume (3B) downstream of the second movable piston (3C);
an inlet (4;4A) to the first volume (2A) and an outlet (5) from the first volume (2A);
wherein the first volume (2A) is connected with the third volume (3A) by a first communication path (6) and the second volume (2B) is connected with the fourth volume (3B) by a second communication path (7).

US Pat. No. 10,597,692

MASS SPECTROMETRIC DIAGNOSIS OF SEPSIS WITHOUT BLOOD CULTURE

Bruker Daltonik GmbH, Br...

1. A method for the identification of microbes from a bodily fluid, comprising:(a) destroying human cells in the bodily fluid;
(b) separating the microbes from the bodily fluid;
(c) cultivating the microbes using a nutrient broth which does not contain antimicrobial components of the bodily fluid;
(d) separating the microbes from the nutrient broth; and
(e) identifying the microbes by mass spectrometry.

US Pat. No. 10,597,687

BIOSYNTHETIC PATHWAYS AND PRODUCTS

REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY...

1. A composition comprising anhydromevalonolactone or anhydromevalonate comprising a 14C/12C ratio greater than zero.

US Pat. No. 10,597,685

HOST CELLS AND METHODS FOR OXIDIZING AROMATIC AMINO ACIDS

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A genetically modified host cell capable of producing one or more oxidation products of a tyrosine, comprising or is capable of expressing: (a) a tyrosine hydroxylase (TH), (b) pterin-4-alpha-carbinolamine dehydratase (PCD), and (c) dihydropteridine reductase (DHPR); wherein the host cell is capable of expressing L-DOPA decarboxylase (DDC), monoamine oxidase (MAO), and alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH), and the host cell has a native phenylacetaldehyde dehydrogenase, wherein the phenylacetaldehyde dehydrogenase enzyme is truncated or knocked out.

US Pat. No. 10,597,681

CARBON FIXATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

President and Fellows of ...

1. A system comprising:a reactor including a reactor chamber with a solution contained therein, wherein the solution includes hydrogen (H2), carbon dioxide (CO2), bioavailable nitrogen, and a chemolithoautotrophic bacteria;
a pair of electrodes that split water contained within the solution to form the hydrogen, wherein the pair of electrodes comprise a cathode including a cobalt-phosphorus alloy and an anode including cobalt phosphate, and wherein the reactor is configured to maintain a concentration of the bioavailable nitrogen in the solution below a threshold nitrogen concentration to control production of a product by the chemolitoautrophic bacteria.

US Pat. No. 10,597,678

BIS-ALKOXYL AMIDE ALKYL CATIONIC PEPTIDE LIPIDS, SYNTHESIS METHOD THEREOF, AND APPLICATION THEREOF

DALIAN NATIONALITIES UNIV...

1. A bis-alkoxyl amide alkyl cationic peptide lipid comprising a chemical structure as below:
wherein,
x is selected from 1 to 6; y is 1; R is selected from C8-20 alkyl, and the alkyl comprises straight-chain alkyl and branched chain alkyl; AA is alanine (Ala); and B is Lys.

US Pat. No. 10,597,673

PLANTS HAVING INCREASED TOLERANCE TO HERBICIDES

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen (D...


wherein the amino acid at position 8 and/or 11 within said motif is substituted by any other amino acid,wherein the CESA-inhibiting herbicide comprises a compound having the Formula (I):whereinA is heteroaryl, which is substituted by 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 substituents RA selected from the group consisting of halogen, OH, CN, amino, NO2, C1-C6-alkyl, C2-C6-alkenyl, C2-C6-alkynyl, C1-C6-alkoxy, C2-C6-alkenyloxy, C2-C6-alkynyloxy, (C1-C6-alkoxy)-C1-C6-alkyl, (C1-C6-alkoxy)-C1-C6-alkoxy, (C1-C6-alkoxy)-C2-C6-alkenyl, (C1-C6-alkoxy)-C2-C6-alkynyl, C1-C6-alkylthio, (C1-C6-alkyl)sulfinyl, (C1-C6-alkyl)sulfonyl, (C1-C6-alkyl)amino, di(C1-C6-alkyl)amino, (C1-C6-alkyl)-carbonyl, (C1-C6-alkoxy)-carbonyl, (C1-C6-alkyl)-carbonyloxy, C3-C6-cycloalkyl, C3-C6-cycloalkoxy, (C3-C6-cycloalkyl)-C1-C4-alkyl, and (C3-C6-cycloalkyl)-C1-C4-alkoxy, where the aliphatic and cycloaliphatic parts of the 22 aforementioned radicals are unsubstituted, partly or completely halogenated and where the cycloaliphatic parts of the last 4 mentioned radicals may carry 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 methyl groups;
R1 is selected from the group consisting of H, OH, S(O)2NH2, CN, C1-C6-alkyl, C2-C6-alkenyl, C2-C6-alkynyl, (C3-C6-cycloalkyl)-C1-C4-alkyl, C1-C6-alkoxy, (C1-C6-alkoxy)-C1-C6-alkyl, (C1-C6-alkyl)-carbonyl, (C1-C6-alkoxy)carbonyl, (C1-C6-alkyl)sulfonyl, (C1-C6-alkylamino)carbonyl, di(C1-C6-alkyl)aminocarbonyl, (C1-C6-alkylamino)sulfonyl, di(C1-C6-alkyl)aminosulfonyl and (C1-C6-alkoxy)sulfonyl, where the aliphatic and cycloaliphatic parts of the 14 aforementioned radicals are unsubstituted, partly or completely halogenated, or
phenyl, phenyl-C1-C6-alkyl, phenylsulfonyl, phenylaminosulfonyl, phenylcarbonyl and phenoxycarbonyl,
wherein phenyl in the last 6 mentioned radicals are unsubstituted or substituted by 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 identical or different substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, CN, NO2, C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-haloalkyl, C1-C6-alkoxy and C1-C6-haloalkoxy;
R2 is H, halogen, OH, CN, C1-C6-alkyl, C2-C6-alkenyl, C3-C6-alkynyl, (C1-C6-alkoxy)-C1-C6-alkyl, C3-C6-cycloalkyl, C3-C6-cycloalkenyl, (C3-C6-cycloalkyl)-C1-C4-alkyl, C1-C6-alkoxy, C2-C6-alkenyloxy, C2-C6-alkynyloxy, C3-C6-cycloalkoxy or (C3-C6-cycloalkyl)-C1-C4-alkoxy, where the aliphatic and cycloaliphatic parts of the 9 aforementioned radicals are unsubstituted, partly or completely halogenated, or
phenyl or phenyl-C1-C6-alkyl,
wherein phenyl in the last 2 mentioned radicals are unsubstituted or substituted by 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 identical or different substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, CN, NO2, C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-haloalkyl, C1-C6-alkoxy and C1-C6-haloalkoxy;
R3 is selected from the group consisting of H, halogen, CN, C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-haloalkyl, C1-C6-alkoxy and C1-C6-haloalkoxy;
R4 is selected from the group consisting of H, halogen, CN, C1-C6-alkyl, C2-C6-alkenyl, C3-C6-alkynyl, C3-C6-cycloalkyl, (C3-C6-cycloalkyl)-C1-C4-alkyl, C3-C6-cycloalkenyl and C1-C6-alkoxy-C1-C6-alkyl, where the aliphatic and cycloaliphatic parts of the 7 aforementioned radicals are unsubstituted, partly or completely halogenated; or
R3 and R4 together with the carbon atom to which they are attached form a moiety selected from the group consisting of carbonyl, C2-C6-alkenyl, C3-C6-cycloalkyl, C3-C6-cycloalkenyl and three- to six-membered heterocyclyl,
wherein the C3-C6-cycloalkyl, C3-C6-cycloalkenyl, or three- to six-membered heterocyclyl is unsubstituted or substituted by one to three substituents selected from halogen, CN, C1-C6-alkyl and C1-C6-alkoxy; and
R5 is selected from the group consisting of H, OH, S(O)2NH2, CN, C1-C6-alkyl, C2-C6-alkenyl, C2-C6-alkynyl, (C3-C6-cycloalkyl)-C1-C4-alkyl, C1-C6-alkoxy, (C1-C6-alkoxy)-C1-C6-alkyl, (C1-C6-alkyl)-carbonyl, (C1-C6-alkoxy)carbonyl, (C1-C6-alkyl)sulfonyl, (C1-C6-alkylamino)carbonyl, di(C1-C6-alkyl)aminocarbonyl, (C1-C6-alkylamino)sulfonyl, di(C1-C6-alkyl)aminosulfonyl and (C1-C6-alkoxy)sulfonyl, where the aliphatic and cycloaliphatic parts of the 14 aforementioned radicals are unsubstituted, partly or completely halogenated, or
phenyl, phenyl-C1-C6-alkyl, phenylsulfonyl, phenylaminosulfonyl, phenylcarbonyl and phenoxycarbonyl,
wherein phenyl in the last 6 mentioned radicals are unsubstituted or substituted by 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 identical or different substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, CN, NO2, C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-haloalkyl, C1-C6-alkoxy and C1-C6-haloalkoxy.

US Pat. No. 10,597,659

MULTI-CONJUGATE OF SIRNA AND PREPARING METHOD THEREOF

KAIST IP CO., LTD., Daej...

1. A purified single-stranded homodimeric RNA having the structure
wherein each is a subunit of RNA;
wherein each of the subunits is identical;
wherein and • and ? are distinct functional groups mediating a bond between the subunits; and
wherein the bond is mediated by a bivalent cross-linking agent comprising maleimide, NHS (N-hydroxysuccinimide), vinylsulfone, iodoacetyl, nitrophenyl azide, isocyanate, pyridyldisulfide, hydrazide, or hydroxyphenyl azide.

US Pat. No. 10,597,654

METHODS FOR THE TREATMENT OF LEBER CONGENITAL AMAUROSIS

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA S...

1. A method for restoring the function of CEP290 in a cell of a subject having the mutation c.2991+1655 A>G present in the CEP290 gene wherein said method comprises the step of intravitreal administration of at least one antisense oligonucleotide which prevents splicing of the cryptic exon inserted into the mutant c.2991+1655 A>G CEP290 mRNA, the at least one antisense oligonucleotide is complementary to a sequence within the mutant c.2991+1655 A>G CEP290 pre-mRNA which is required for correct splicing of said targeted cryptic exon, wherein said sequence is selected from the group consisting of exon splicing enhancer (ESE) sequences and a sequence comprising the donor splice site created by the c.2991+1655A>G mutation.

US Pat. No. 10,597,643

POLYMERASES ENGINEERED TO REDUCE NUCLEOTIDE-INDEPENDENT DNA BINDING

OMNIOME, INC., San Diego...

1. An engineered DNA polymerase, comprising a variant of the sequence of SEQ ID NO:3, said variant being at least 80% identical to SEQ ID NO:3 and comprising an amino acid substitution mutation at one or more of positions K250, Q281, D355, Q425, and D532.

US Pat. No. 10,597,642

NUCLEOTIDE TRANSIENT BINDING FOR SEQUENCING METHODS

Life Technologies Corpora...

1. A method for sequencing a nucleic acid molecule, comprising:a) transiently binding, in a template-dependent manner and without polymerizing, a first type of nucleotide to a first polymerase in the presence of a metal cation, wherein the metal cation inhibits nucleotide incorporation by the first polymerase, wherein the first polymerase is bound to a template nucleic acid molecule that is bound to a polymerization initiation site, wherein the first polymerase lacks exonuclease activity, wherein the first type of nucleotide includes a detectable moiety, and wherein the first polymerase is an RB69 polymerase comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:5;
b) detecting the first type of transiently-bound nucleotide;
c) identifying the first type of transiently-bound nucleotide;
d) removing the transiently-bound first type of nucleotide from the first polymerase;
e) contacting the first polymerase with a second type of nucleotide under suitable conditions for the first polymerase to polymerize the second type of nucleotide at the polymerization initiation site in a template-dependent manner; and
f) repeating steps (a)-(e) at least once.

US Pat. No. 10,597,640

ELUTION MOBILE PHASE AND PROCESS FOR IMMUNOAFFINITY CHROMATOGRAPHY OF VIRUSES

Sveuciliste U Zagrebu, Z...

1. A process for virus isolation and purification via immunoaffinity chromatography wherein the process comprises:(i) binding an antibody to a chromatographic stationary phase; the antibody is specific for a surface protein of the virus which will be subjected to the purifying process; the binding is realized by covalent binding which results in formation of the column for immunoaffinity chromatography;
(ii) then the chromatographic column from the step (i) is:
(a) equilibrated by flushing it with a solution of binding buffer consisting of: 20 mM of 3-(N-morpholino) propanesulfonic acid, 0.15 M sodium chloride at pH=7.2-7.4; followed by
(b) loading of the starting suspension of contaminated viruses which is intended to be purified onto such equilibrated chromatographic column;
(iii) washing of contaminants and non-bonded viruses out of the column by flushing it with the same binding buffer from the step (ii); and
(iv) the elution of the purified virus bounded on the stationary phase of the column is realized by the use of a mobile phase for elution in the immunoaffinity chromatography of viruses that is a solution comprising:
(a) one or more amino acids;
(b) one or more ingredients: L-arginine, glycine, imidazole, or their salts with pharmaceutically acceptable acids;
(c) one or more pharmaceutically acceptable pH adjusting agents, acid or base, for correcting the pH value of the mobile phase to pH=6.0-8.0; and
(d) purified water; up to 100% w/w of the mobile phase composition;
wherein the amino acids (i) are selected from the group consisting of: L-serine <1>, L-asparagine <2>, L-glutamine <3>,
or their salts with pharmaceutically acceptable acids, yielding an eluate in the form of a suspension of purified virus in said mobile phase.

US Pat. No. 10,597,632

ANIMAL PRODUCT-FREE CULTURE MEDIUM FOR BACTERIA OF THE GENUS CLOSTRIDIUM AND A PROCESS FOR PRODUCING SUPERNATANT COMPRISING ONE OR MORE COLLAGENOLYTIC AND GELATINOLYTIC PROTEASES

CRISTALIA PRODUTOS QUIMIC...

1. An animal product-free culture medium for Clostridium histolyticum comprising water, vegetable peptone at a concentration range from 0.5% to 5% w/v, yeast extract at a concentration range from 0.5% to 5% w/v, cysteine hydrochloride at a concentration range from 0.01% to 0.1% w/v, and arginine hydrochloride at a concentration range from 0.1% to 1%; and a Clostridium histolyticum bacterium.

US Pat. No. 10,597,629

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PREPARATION OF SUBSTRATE FOR USE IN ANAEROBIC DIGESTION OF ORGANIC WASTE

1. A method for preparation of a substrate for use in anaerobic digestion of organic waste, the method being implemented in a substrate pretreatment system, the method comprising:a) simultaneously loading under pressure into an airtight chamber within the substrate pretreatment system i) an organic substrate, wherein the organic substrate comprises a liquid and a solid phase of the organic waste; and ii) a heated organic fluid from a bioreactor, to form a mixture;
b) simultaneously heating and degassing the mixture, wherein the mixture is heated to and maintained at a temperature of about 37° C. to sustain growth of microorganisms;
c) subjecting the mixture of step b) to treatment of an ultrasonic hydrodynamic device in a closed loop to create vibrations in the mixture that cause: i) periodic pressure; ii) cavitation; or iii) both i) and ii) to break down cell walls within the ultrasonic hydrodynamic device comprising a radiator which is connected to the airtight chamber to form the closed loop, and wherein the mixture is circulating within the closed loop during the treatment; and
d) transferring the mixture of step c) to the bioreactor.

US Pat. No. 10,597,628

DEVICE FOR RECEIVING FLUID

Blacktrace Holdings Ltd.,...

1. A method of using a device, the device comprising a block that includes a chamber having a top, a bottom, and a chamber outlet at the bottom of the chamber, wherein a magnetic stirrer is suspended in the chamber, wherein the magnetic stirrer terminates above the bottom of the chamber, and is rotatably supported inside the chamber such that the magnetic stirrer does not come into contact with any part of a lower portion of the chamber, and wherein a microchannel is fluidly connected to the chamber via the chamber outlet and to a downstream reservoir and also to an upstream reservoir, wherein a first particle suspension is located in the chamber, and wherein an oil-based fluid is located in the upstream reservoir the method comprising:applying pressure to the chamber, and to the upstream reservoir, to force the first particle suspension and the oil-based fluid into the microchannel;
mixing the suspension and the oil-based fluid in the microchannel such that they form an emulsion which comprises a plurality of droplets, wherein at least one of the droplets encapsulates a first particle from the first particle suspension; and
storing the emulsion in the downstream reservoir.

US Pat. No. 10,597,626

INCUBATION APPARATUS

NIKON CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. An incubation apparatus including a temperature-controlled room adjusted to be a predetermined environment condition, and incubating a sample of an incubation container inside the temperature-controlled room, said incubation apparatus comprising:an imaging unit: (1) comprising a sensor photographing a total observing image of said incubation container inside said temperature-controlled room, and (2) being configured to estimate a culture amount inside the incubation container, as an incubating environment state of the sample; and
an image analyzing unit comprising a processor being configured for: analyzing an incubating environment state of said sample based on the total observing image of said incubation container photographed by said imaging unit, determining whether it is necessary to output a signal notifying an abnormality of said incubating environment state in accordance with the analysis result, and estimating the culture amount inside the incubation container based on a luminance value inside the incubation container and a ratio of respective color components.

US Pat. No. 10,597,624

ALGAE CULTIVATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS ADAPTED FOR WEATHER VARIATIONS

GLOBAL ALGAE TECHNOLOGIES...

1. An open raceway algae cultivation system comprising:a channel including a high section and a low liquid collection section, the channel sloped to allow substantially all of an algae cultivation fluid in the high section to flow downwardly into the low liquid collection section;
a drain positioned in the high section; and
a barrier removably positioned in the high section,
wherein the system has a first configuration in which the drain is closed and the barrier is removed,
wherein the system has a second configuration in which the drain is open and the barrier is positioned so as to prevent fluid flow from the high section to the low liquid collection section, and
wherein the system is configured to convert from the first configuration to the second configuration after substantially all of the algae cultivation fluid has flown into the low liquid collection section, such that any rainwater that falls in the high section in the second configuration will flow downwardly into the drain, without the rainwater mixing with the algae cultivation fluid in the low liquid collection section.

US Pat. No. 10,597,623

MULTIWELL CELL CULTURE SYSTEM HAVING ROTATING SHAFTS FOR MIXING CULTURE MEDIA AND METHOD OF USE THEREOF

The Johns Hopkins Univers...

1. A cell culture system, comprisinga) a first multiwell culture plate, the first multiwell culture plate comprising:
i) a base substrate having a plurality of culture wells; and
ii) a shaft operably associated with each culture well, each shaft being configured to mix media present in each culture well and having a gear adapted to operably associate with a gear on a shaft associated with an adjacent culture well;
b) a second multiwell culture plate, the second multiwell culture plate comprising:
i) a base substrate having a plurality of culture wells; and
ii) a shaft associated with each culture well, each shaft being configured to mix media present in each culture well and having a gear adapted to operably associate with a gear on a shaft associated with an adjacent culture well; and
c) a motor having a drive shaft in operable communication with the shaft gears of the first and second multiwell culture plates,
wherein rotation of the drive shaft causes rotation of each shaft of the first and second multiwell culture plates and mixing of the media in each culture well of the first and second multiwell culture plates, and
wherein the first and second multiwell culture plates are in a stacked configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,597,622

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR HYDROLYSING A PRODUCT

Firmenich SA, Meyrin (CH...

1. A method of hydrolyzing a product, the method comprising:(a) providing an apparatus, wherein the apparatus comprises:
(a1) a continuous conduit having an inlet for receiving an initial product and an outlet for discharging a final product, wherein the conduit is formed so as to follow a path that winds around a longitudinal axis as the conduit extends parallel to the longitudinal axis between the inlet and the outlet, and wherein the conduit is rotatable about the longitudinal axis so as to transport initial product received in the inlet towards the outlet; and
(a2) a heating system for heating at least part of the conduit;
(b) introducing into the conduit via the inlet the initial product, wherein the initial product comprises a product-enzyme mixture that includes a product to be hydrolyzed and one or more enzymes;
(c) heating at least part of the conduit using the heating system to hydrolyze the product-enzyme mixture and form the hydrolyzed product; and
(d) rotating the conduit about the longitudinal axis so as to transport the hydrolyzed product mixture towards the outlet of the conduit.

US Pat. No. 10,597,621

ROTATING CULTURE VESSEL AND AUTOMATIC CELL CULTURE APPARATUS USING SAME

JTEC CORPORATION, Kobe-s...

1. An automatic cell culture apparatus using a rotating culture vessel used for three-dimensional culture of a cell in a nearly gravity-free microgravity environment, the rotating culture vessel including a flat cylindrical culture container having a cylinder axis, being removably attached to an end of a horizontal rotating shaft of a rotating culture device such that the cylinder axis is coaxially arranged to the horizontal rotating shaft as a rotating center, one or more inlets/outlets for supplying a cell and a liquid culture medium at an initial stage and taking out a cultured cell at an appropriate position on the flat cylindrical culture container, and at least one pair of a supply port and a discharge port for exchanging the liquid culture medium on an outer circumferential cylindrical face of the culture container so that the discharge port faces vertically upward when the supply port faces vertically downward, the pair of the supply port and the discharge port being positioned vertically opposite to each other in a state where the discharge port is facing vertically upward when the supply port is facing vertically downward, the discharge port having a first center line vertically extending with passing through a center of the discharge port, the first center line passing through a center axis of the rotating shaft, which serves as the rotating center, and the supply port having a second center line vertically extending with passing through a center of the supply port, the second center line extending without passing through the center axis of the rotating shaft, which serves as the rotating center, the automatic cell culture apparatus comprising:a closed housing having an air conditioning function;
an incubator box of a rotating culture device in a middle chamber of the closed housing;
a cool supply box storing a supply syringe for supplying a liquid culture medium in a lower chamber of the closed housing; and
a cool discharge box storing a discharge syringe for collecting a liquid culture medium in an upper chamber of the closed housing;
each of the incubator box, the cool supply box, and the cool discharge box including a front face having an automatically operated door,
the rotating culture device having a shaft direction shifting means shifting a horizontal rotating shaft back and forth in a shaft direction, the horizontal rotating shaft being provided in the incubator box,
the rotating shaft having an end removably installed with the rotating culture vessel,
a front space of the cool supply box including an XYZ-axis shifting mechanism for supply,
the XYZ-axis shifting mechanism for supply including a movable part for supply driven by the mechanism, e movable part for supply having a fixing chuck for holding the supply syringe upward and a push up means for pushing a piston up,
a front space of the cool discharge box including an XYZ-axis shifting mechanism for discharge,
the XYZ-is shifting mechanism for discharge including a movable part for discharge driven by the mechanism, the movable part for discharge having a fixing chuck for holding the discharge syringe downward and a pull up means for pulling a piston up, and
each door being opened, the shaft direction shifting means being driven to bring the rotating culture vessel frons the incubator box to a front space, the rotating culture vessel being stopped with the supply port facing downward and the discharge port facing upward, the XYZ-axis shifting mechanism for supply and the fixing chuck being driven to take out the supply syringe from the cool supply box and to locate the supply syringe below the rotating culture vessel, the XYZ-axis shifting mechanism for discharge and the fixing chuck being driven to take out the discharge syringe from the cool discharge box and to locate the discharge syringe above the rotating culture vessel, the XYZ-axis shifting mechanism for supply being driven to airtightly connect the supply syringe to the supply port, simultaneously, the XYZ-axis shifting mechanism for discharge being driven to airtightly connect the discharge syringe to the discharge port, and then the push up means and the pull up means being synchronously driven to exchange a liquid culture medium in the rotating culture vessel.

US Pat. No. 10,597,618

METHOD FOR PRODUCING BEVERAGE HAVING BEER TASTE USING HOP BRACT

SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED,...

1. A method for producing a beer-taste beverage, characterized in that the method comprises adding a hop bract-containing composition having an ?-acid content of less than 1% by weight and greater than 0% by weight of the composition in the step of producing a beer-taste beverage,wherein the hop bract-containing composition is obtained by removing lupulin from hop flowers,
wherein the hop bract-containing composition further comprises linalool in an amount of 0.12 parts by weight or more, and further comprises
a total polyphenol in an amount of 410 parts by weight or more, or
a dimeric proanthocyanidin and a trimeric proanthocyanidin in a total amount of 16 parts by weight or more,
based on 100 parts by weight of the ?-acid.

US Pat. No. 10,597,616

CLEANING LIQUID AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

TOYOTA OHKA KOGYO CO., LT...

1. A cleaning liquid comprising alkanol hydroxyamine represented by the following general formula (1), anda basic compound other than the alkanol hydroxyamine:

wherein Ra1 and Ra2 each independently represents a C1-C10 alkyl group having one to three hydroxy groups, or a hydrogen atom,
where Ra1 and Ra2 are not simultaneously a hydrogen atom.

US Pat. No. 10,597,615

LABEL REMOVAL SOLUTION FOR LOW TEMPERATURE AND LOW ALKALINE CONDITIONS

Ecolab USA Inc., Saint P...

1. A method for cleaning and/or removing labels containing adhesive material from a bottle comprising:applying a cleaning composition or a use solution of the cleaning composition to a surface of a bottle in need of cleaning and/or removal of an adhesive material;
wherein the cleaning composition comprises an aqueous or non-aqueous saturated or unsaturated amide solvent, a chelant, a surfactant, and less than about 25 wt-% of alkali metal hydroxide (caustic), and
wherein the temperature of the cleaning composition or the use solution of the cleaning composition is below about 50° C.

US Pat. No. 10,597,614

WHITENING AGENTS FOR CELLULOSIC SUBSTRATES

1. A laundry care composition comprising a laundry care ingredient and a whitening agent, wherein the whitening agent is a nonionic amphiphilic mono-azo polymeric dye, wherein the dye is completely free of cationic or anionic substituents, lacks an ionic charge at a neutral pH and partitions between deionized water and dodecane at 25° C. predominantly into the water layer, wherein said nonionic amphiphilic mono-azo polymeric dye does not comprise a 3,5-dicyano-4-methylthiophen-2-yl group, wherein said nonionic amphiphilic mono-azo polymeric dye has the structure of Formula I:
wherein each R5 is independently selected from the group consisting of alkyl, oxyalkyl, oxyaryl, sulfonamidoalkyl, sulfonamidoaryl, amidoalkyl, amidodialkyl, amidoaryl, amidodiaryl, halogen, thioalkyl and thioaryl;
wherein the index a is an integer from about 0 to about 4;
wherein D is an aromatic or heteroaromatic group;
wherein R1 and R2 are independently selected from the group consisting of:
(a) R1 and R2=[(CH2CR?HO)x(CH2CR?HO)yH]
wherein R? is selected from the group consisting of H, CH3, CH2O(CH2CH2O)zH, and mixtures thereof; wherein R? is selected from the group consisting of H, CH2O(CH2CH2O)zH, and mixtures thereof; wherein said x (CH2CR?HO) groups and said y (CH2CR?HO) groups may be arranged in any order; wherein x+y?10; wherein y?1; and wherein independently each z=0 to 5;
(b) R1=H, alkyl, aryl or aryl alkyl and R2=[(CH2CR?HO)x(CH2CR?HO)yH]
wherein R? is selected from the group consisting of H, CH3, CH2O(CH2CH2O)zH, and mixtures thereof; wherein R? is selected from the group consisting of H, CH2O(CH2CH2O)zH, and mixtures thereof; wherein said (CH2CR?HO)x groups and said (CH2CR?HO)y groups may be arranged in any order; wherein x+y?20; wherein y?1; and wherein z=0 to 5;
(c) R1=[CH2CH(OR3)CH2OR4] and R2=[CH2CH(O R3)CH2OR4]
wherein R3 is selected from the group consisting of H, (CH2CH2O)zH, and mixtures thereof; and wherein z=0 to 10;
wherein R4 is selected from the group consisting of (C1-C16)alkyl, aryl groups, and mixtures thereof;
(d) R1=H, alkyl, aryl or aryl alkyl and R2=[CH2CH(O R3)CH2O R4]
wherein R3 is selected from the group consisting of H, (CH2CH2O)zH, and mixtures thereof; and wherein z=0 to 10;
wherein R4 is selected from the group consisting of (C1-C16)alkyl, aryl groups, and mixtures thereof;
(e) R1 and R2 are independently be selected from the amino addition product of styrene oxide, glycidyl methyl ether, isobutyl glycidyl ether, isopropylglycidyl ether, t-butyl glycidyl ether, 2-ethylhexylgycidyl ether, and glycidylhexadecyl ether, followed by the addition of from 1 to 10 alkylene oxide units; and
(f) R1=H, alkyl, aryl or aryl alkyl and R2 is independently be selected from the amino addition product of styrene oxide, glycidyl methyl ether, isobutyl glycidyl ether, isopropylglycidyl ether, t-butyl glycidyl ether, 2-ethylhexylgycidyl ether, and glycidylhexadecyl ether, followed by the addition of from 1 to 10 alkylene oxide units.

US Pat. No. 10,597,609

CLEANING LIQUID, ANTICORROSION AGENT, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

TOKYO OHKA KOGYO CO., LTD...

1. A cleaning liquid comprising alkanol hydroxyamine represented by the following general formula (1), alkanolamine represented by the following general formula (2), a solvent, as well as a basic compound other than the alkanol hydroxyamine and the alkanolamine, or an acidic compound:
wherein Ra1 and Ra2 each independently represent a C1-C10 alkyl group having one to three hydroxy groups, or a hydrogen atom,
where Ra1 and Ra2 are not simultaneously a hydrogen atom;

wherein Rb1 and Rb2 each independently represent a C1-C10 alkyl group having one to three hydroxy groups, or a hydrogen atom,
where Rb1 and Rb2 are not simultaneously a hydrogen atom.

US Pat. No. 10,597,608

CETYLATED FATTY ACIDS, SYSTEM FOR THE PREPARATION THEREOF AND USE THEREOF

PHARMANUTRA S.P.A., Pisa...

1. A process for preparing a mixture of cetylated fatty acids (MI) comprising the steps of:placing in contact, in a container (3) of a reactor (2), at least one fatty acid selected from the group comprising or, alternatively, consisting of myristic acid, oleic acid or mixtures thereof, with a cetyl alcohol and a metal catalyst, in the absence of a solvent, so as to yield a reaction mixture (15);
heating said reaction mixture (15) to a reaction temperature comprised from 150° C. to 200° C. and a reaction pressure of about 1 atmosphere, so as to give rise to an esterification reaction with the initial formation of esters of cetylated fatty acids and esterification water;
allowing said reaction mixture (15) to react for a reaction time comprised from 1 hour to 8 hours until completion of said esterification reaction so as to obtain the complete formation of a mixture of cetylated fatty acids (MI) and the complete removal of said esterification water, the latter being achieved by introducing a flow of inert gas into the container (3) of said reactor (2) for the whole reaction time.

US Pat. No. 10,597,607

METHOD FOR PRODUCING POLYUNSATURATED FATTY ACID-CONTAINING COMPOSITION

NISSHIN PHARMA INC., Chi...

1. A method for producing a composition comprising a polyunsaturated fatty acid, comprising:supplying an aqueous solution comprising a silver salt into a reaction vessel to contact the aqueous solution with a raw material solution comprising an alkyl ester of the polyunsaturated fatty acid, wherein the aqueous solution comprising the silver salt exists in a form of a dispersed phase and the raw material solution comprising an alkyl ester of the polyunsaturated fatty acid exists in a form of a continuous phase: and
collecting the aqueous solution comprising the silver salt which has been contacted with the raw material solution from the reaction vessel,
wherein the supply of the aqueous solution comprising the silver salt into the reaction vessel and the collection of the aqueous solution comprising the silver salt from the reaction vessel are carried out concurrently with each other.

US Pat. No. 10,597,605

COMPOSITION HAVING A MUGUET ODOR

FIRMENICH SA, Satigny (C...

1. A composition of matter comprising:a) at least one compound of formula
in the form of any one of its isomers or a mixture thereof;wherein R1 represents a hydrogen atom or a C1-2 alkyl group; and R represents a group of formula —CH2C(Me)2OH; said R being, relative to position 1, a meta, a para substituent of the aromatic ring or a mixture thereof; andb) at least one compound of formula
in the form of any one of its isomers or a mixture thereof;wherein R and R1 have the same meaning as in formula (I); said R being, relative to position 1, an ortho, a meta, a para substituent of the aromatic ring or a mixture thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,597,602

EXTRACTION OF PHYTOSTEROLS FROM TALL OIL SOAP USING A SOLVENT SELECTED FROM DIBROMOMETHANE, BROMOFORM, TETRABROMOMETHANE OR A COMBINATION THEREOF

Stora Enso OYJ, Helsinki...

1. A process for extracting phytosterols from tall oil soap comprising the steps of:a) obtaining tall oil soap,
b) extracting phytosterols from the tall oil soap by mixing the tall oil soap with a solvent selected from dibromomethane, bromoform, tetrabromomethane, or a combination thereof to provide a solvent extract comprising a mixture of solvent and the phytosterols, and
c) recovering the phytosterols from the solvent extract,
wherein step b) is conducted at a temperature of below 90° C.

US Pat. No. 10,597,598

GREASE COMPOSITION AND GREASE-SEALED ROLLER BEARING

NTN CORPORATION, Osaka (...

1. A grease composition consisting of:a base oil excluding an ester-based synthetic oil;
a thickener; and
an additive, wherein
the additive consists of (a) an alkanolamine (b) a compound represented by the following formula (1) or a polymer of the compound; (c) zinc-dithiophosphate, (d) a metal salt of an organic acid, and (e) an amine-based antioxidant, but does not contain an organic sulfonate, wherein
(a) and (b) above are contained at from 0.1 to 10 parts by weight with respect to 100 parts by weight of a total amount of the base oil and the thickener, respectively;
(c), (d) and (e) above are contained at from 0.1 to 10 parts by weight with respect to 100 parts by weight of a total amount of said base oil and the thickener, respectively

US Pat. No. 10,597,597

FUEL HIGH TEMPERATURE ANTIOXIDANT ADDITIVE

ExxonMobil Research and E...

1. A liquid fuel composition comprising:a mixture of a motor gasoline and ethanol; and
a high temperature antioxidant additive comprising a nitroxide radical having a formula:
wherein R1, R2, R3, and R4 are individually selected from an alkyl group or a hetero atom substituted alkyl group, and wherein R5 and R6 are any atom or group except hydrogen which can bond covalently to carbon wherein the high temperature antioxidant additive is present in an amount ranging from about 0.1 ppm to about 15 ppm.

US Pat. No. 10,597,596

NATURAL GAS CONDENSATES IN FUEL COMPOSITIONS

ExxonMoil Research and En...

1. A distillate boiling range composition, comprising 5 vol % to 95 vol % of a natural gas condensate distillate fraction and 5 vol % or more of a distillate fraction, a cracked distillate fraction, or a combination thereof, the distillate boiling range composition comprising a density at 15° C. of 900 kg/m3 or less, a sulfur content of 10,000 wppm or less, and a cetane index of 35 or more, the natural gas condensate distillate fraction comprising a density at 15° C. of 835 kg/m3 or less, and a cloud point of less than or equal to ?1° C.

US Pat. No. 10,597,595

PROCESSING BIOMASS

XYLECO, INC., Wakefield,...

1. An cellulosic-biomass derived gasoline, wherein the gasoline is unblended, wherein the gasoline has a research octane number of greater than about 87, as determined by ASTM D2699, and wherein the gasoline has a motor octane number of greater than about 85, as determined by ASTM D2700.

US Pat. No. 10,597,594

LOW SULFUR MARINE FUEL COMPOSITIONS

ExxonMobil Research and E...

1. A method for forming a marine fuel oil composition comprising:blending 10 wt % to 70 wt % of a first fraction comprising a T10 distillation point of 300° C. or more, a T90 distillation point of 440° C. or less, a kinematic viscosity at 40° C. of 10.5 cSt to 16 cSt, a sulfur content of 0.03 wt % to 0.6 wt %, a pour point of 15° C. or more, a BMCI of 40 or less, and a paraffin content of 22 wt % or more, with
10 wt % to 90 wt % of a second fraction comprising a kinematic viscosity at 50° C. of 14 cSt or more, an estimated cetane number of 25 or less, a pour point of 9° C. or less, a BMCI of 45 or more, and an asphaltenes content of 3.0 wt % or more,
wherein the marine fuel oil composition comprises a sulfur content of 0.1 wt % to 0.6 wt %, a kinematic viscosity at 50° C. of 10 cSt or more, and an estimated cetane number of 20 or more.

US Pat. No. 10,597,589

SYSTEMS AND PROCESSES FOR SEPARATING EMULSIFIED WATER FROM A FLUID STREAM

SHELL OIL COMPANY, Houst...

1. A system comprising:a hydrocyclone vessel, wherein the hydrocyclone vessel has a single fluid inlet, a first fluid outlet, and a second fluid outlets, and wherein the hydrocyclone vessel defines a coalescence zone and wherein the single fluid inlet is tangentially connected to the hydrocyclone vessel for promoting a centrifugal force to a fluid stream introduced through the single fluid inlet into the coalescence zone; and
an electrically insulated electrode having an elongated body located within the coalescence zone of the hydrocyclone vessel, the electrically insulated electrode being configured to simultaneously apply an electric field to the fluid stream in the presence of the centrifugal force; wherein the first fluid outlet is configured to remove a first component of the fluid stream from an underside of the hydrocyclone vessel and the second fluid outlet is configured to remove a second component of the fluid stream from a top surface of the hydrocyclone vessel, after the fluid stream has had the centrifugal force and the electric field applied thereto;
wherein the hydrocyclone vessel has a longitudinal axis and is inclined with respect to the earth's surface, thereby making a first incident angle with the earth's surface in a range of from 20 degrees to 60 degrees; and
wherein the electrically insulated electrode is non-parallel with respect to the longitudinal axis, thereby making a second incident angle (?) with the earth's surface and wherein the first incident angle and the second incident ? are different.

US Pat. No. 10,597,588

PROCESS AND SYSTEM TO SEPARATE DILUENT

FCCL Partnership, Calgar...

1. A process for treating a feed diluent that includes a light hydrocarbon component and a heavy hydrocarbon component to enrich the relative amount of the heavy hydrocarbon component in a retentate product, the process comprising:applying the feed diluent to a feed side of an organic solvent nanofiltration membrane;
causing the light hydrocarbon component in the feed diluent to preferentially pass through the membrane in comparison to the heavy hydrocarbon component in the feed diluent; and
producing the retentate product that is enriched in the heavy hydrocarbon component in comparison to the heavy hydrocarbon component in the feed diluent.

US Pat. No. 10,597,586

BURNER, FURNACE, AND STEAM CRACKING PROCESSES USING THE SAME

ExxonMobil Chemical Paten...

1. A burner sub-system comprising:a furnace floor segment having a floor burner opening and a flue-gas recirculation duct opening;
a tile enclosure lining the periphery of the floor burner opening, wherein the flue gas recirculation duct opening is adjacent the tile enclosure;
a burner comprising a burner tip adjacent and surrounded by the floor burner opening, the burner tip having a vertical centerline and configured to provide a floor burner flame through the floor burner opening; and
a barrier wall segment extending upwards from the upper surface of the furnace floor segment between the flue-gas recirculation duct opening and the burner tip, the barrier wall segment having an angle of view no greater than 180° when viewed from the point where the vertical centerline of the burner tip intercepts a plane of the furnace floor segment, wherein the barrier wall segment comprises a center portion and a first support structure portion connected to a first end of the center portion, wherein the first support structure portion extends upwards from the upper surface of the furnace floor segment.

US Pat. No. 10,597,584

LEVOGLUCOSAN-BASED FLAME RETARDANT COMPOUNDS

International Business Ma...

1. A levoglucosan-based flame retardant compound with a formula of:
wherein M1, M2, and M3 are phosphorus-based flame retardant groups, and wherein each of the phosphorus-based flame retardant groups has a moiety independently selected from the group consisting of a phosphoryl moiety having the formula:
and a phosphonyl moiety having the formula:wherein Ph is phenyl.

US Pat. No. 10,597,583

LIQUID CRYSTAL COMPOSITION AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

JNC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A liquid crystal composition that has negative dielectric anisotropy, and contains at least one compound selected from compounds represented by formula (1) and at least one compound selected from compounds represented by formula (2):
wherein, in formula (1) and formula (2), R1 and R2 are independently alkyl having 1 to 12 carbons, alkoxy having 1 to 12 carbons, alkenyl having 2 to 12 carbons, alkenyloxy having 2 to 12 carbons, or alkyl having 1 to 12 carbons in which at least one hydrogen is replaced by fluorine or chlorine; R3 is alkyl having 1 to 12 carbons, alkenyl having 2 to 12 carbons, or alkenyl having 2 to 12 carbons in which at least one hydrogen is replaced by fluorine or chlorine; R4 is alkenyl having 2 to 12 carbons, or alkenyl having 2 to 12 carbons in which at least one hydrogen is replaced by fluorine or chlorine; ring A is 1,4-cyclohexylene, 1,4-phenylene, 2-fluoro-1,4-phenylene, 2,3-difluoro-1,4-phenylene, tetrahydropyran-2,5-diyl, pyrimidine-2,5-diyl or pyridine-2,5-diyl; L1, L2, L3 and L4 are independently hydrogen or fluorine, in which at least three thereof is fluorine; and Z1 is a single bond, ethylene, carbonyloxy or methyleneoxy.

US Pat. No. 10,597,581

COLOR CONVERSION FILM, PRODUCTION METHOD FOR SAME, AND BACKLIGHT UNIT AND DISPLAY DEVICE COMPRISING SAME

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

1. A color conversion film comprising:a resin matrix; and
an organic fluorescent substance comprising a pyrromethene metal complex dispersed in the resin matrix,
wherein the organic fluorescent substance includes a green fluorescent substance having a maximum light emission wavelength in a 510 nm to 560 nm range when irradiating light including a 450 nm wavelength, and a red fluorescent substance having a maximum light emission wavelength in a 600 nm to 660 nm range when irradiating light including a 450 nm wavelength, the green fluorescent substance and the red fluorescent substance have a molar ratio of 5:1 to 50:1, and the color conversion film has a light emission peak with a full width at half maximum (FWHM) of 50 nm or less in a 510 nm to 560 nm range and a light emission peak with a FWHM of 90 nm or less in a 600 nm to 660 nm range when irradiating light.

US Pat. No. 10,597,578

MULTIFUNCTIONAL FOAMING COMPOSITION WITH WETTABILITY MODIFYING, CORROSION INHIBITORY AND MINERAL SCALE INHIBITORY/DISPERSANTS PROPERTIES FOR HIGH TEMPERATURE AND ULTRA HIGH SALINITY

1. A process for enhanced recovery and/or production assurance of a sequenced batch in oil producing wells located in naturally fractured carbonate reservoirs using a multifunctional foaming composition, comprising the steps of:a) generating a foam with a first batch; and
b) injecting a gas as a displacement fluid,
wherein the multifunctional foaming composition is characterized by a combination of supramolecular complexes derived from the interaction of:
(a) an alkyl amido propyl hydroxysultaine and/or alkyl amido propyl betaines and/or alkyl hydroxysultaines and/or alkyl betaines;
(b) an anionic surfactant, which is a mixture of
(b1) alkyl hydroxy sulphonates of sodium; and
(b2) alkenyl sulphonates of sodium;
(c) a cationic surfactant which is tetra-alkyl ammonium halides; and
optionally, (d) copolymers derived from itaconic acid/ vinyl sulfonate of sodium and/or terpolymers derived from itaconic acid/sodium vinyl sulphonate/aconitic acid.

US Pat. No. 10,597,575

DATE TREE TRUNK AND RACHIS-BASED SUPERFINE FIBROUS MATERIALS FOR SEEPAGE LOSS CONTROL

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. An altered drilling fluid, comprising:a drilling fluid, wherein the drilling fluid comprises a low solid non-dispersed mud; and
a lost circulation material (LCM) comprising a plurality of date tree trunk fibers produced from date tree trunks and a plurality of date tree rachis fibers produced from date tree rachises, each of the plurality of date tree trunk fibers and the plurality of date tree rachis fibers having a length in the range of about 20 microns (?m) to about 300 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,597,573

APPARATUS FOR CONCENTRATING WASTEWATER AND FOR CREATING BRINES

HEARTLAND TECHNOLOGY PART...

1. A liquid concentrator system, comprising:a concentrator section including;
a gas inlet,
a gas outlet,
a mixing corridor disposed between the gas inlet and the gas outlet, the mixing corridor having a narrowed portion in which gas flow within the mixing corridor accelerates when traveling from the gas inlet to the gas outlet;
a liquid inlet through which liquid to be concentrated is injected into the mixing corridor, the liquid inlet disposed in the mixing corridor between the gas inlet and the narrowed portion;
a demister disposed downstream of the concentrator section, the demister including a demister gas flow passage coupled to the gas outlet of the concentrator section, a liquid collector disposed in the demister gas flow passage to remove liquid from gas flowing in the demister gas flow passage, and a reservoir that collects the liquid removed from the gas flowing in the demister gas flow passage by the liquid collector;
a re-circulating circuit disposed between reservoir and the mixing corridor to transport liquid within the reservoir to the mixing corridor; and
a secondary re-circulating circuit including a settling tank to separate saturated liquid and suspended solids; and
a custom brine mixing device operatively coupled to the settling tank.

US Pat. No. 10,597,572

LOSS CIRCULATION MATERIAL FOR SEEPAGE TO MODERATE LOSS CONTROL

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A method of forming a lost control material (LCM) composition, comprising:mixing a drilling fluid, polypropylene fibers, and an acrylic polymer solution to form a first mixture, wherein the drilling fluid is selected from the group consisting of a bentonite mud, a potassium chloride (KCl) polymer mud, or a weighted barite mud; and
mixing water and sodium hydroxide to form a second mixture,
wherein the bentonite mud comprises water, bentonite, caustic soda, and soda ash;
the potassium chloride (KCl) polymer mud comprises water, caustic soda, soda ash, bentonite, a polyanionic cellulose additive, and xanthan gum; and
the barite mud comprises water, xanthan gum, potato starch, barite, and caustic soda.

US Pat. No. 10,597,571

COPOLYMER SURFACTANTS FOR USE IN DOWNHOLE FLUIDS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method of treating a subterranean formation, the method comprising:obtaining or providing a composition comprising a hydroxy-terminated poly(alkylene oxide) copolymer surfactant comprising
a first repeating unit, DP1; and
a second repeating unit, DP2;
wherein the copolymer surfactant has a Davies HLB of at least about 15, wherein the Davies HLB value is [number of OH groups in the copolymer surfactant]×1.5+[number of oxyethyl units in the copolymer surfactant]×0.33?[number of oxypropyl units in the copolymer surfactant]×0.15;
wherein the hydroxy-terminated poly(alkylene oxide) copolymer surfactant has the structure:

wherein the repeating units having subscripts DP2? and DP2? together are the second repeating unit, wherein DP2? is 1, DP2? is about 1 to about 910, and wherein DP1 is about 10 to about 2800; and
placing the composition in a subterranean formation downhole.

US Pat. No. 10,597,569

FLEXIBLE PHASE CHANGE MATERIAL COMPOSITE FOR THERMAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

ALL CELL TECHNOLOGIES, LL...

18. A thermal management composite, comprising:a matrix of carbon or graphite fibers or bundles of the fibers with a plurality of voids between the fibers or the bundles of the fibers within the matrix, the matrix having an outer surface;
a phase change material dispersed throughout the matrix within the voids;
an elastomeric binder material dispersed throughout the matrix within the voids; and
an elastomeric polymer coating on the outer surface of the composite.

US Pat. No. 10,597,568

SHAPED ABRASIVE PARTICLE INCLUDING DOPANT MATERIAL AND METHOD OF FORMING SAME

1. A particulate material comprising:a shaped abrasive particle having a body comprising a length (l), a width, (w), and a thickness (t), wherein the body comprises an upper surface, a bottom surface, and a side surface extending between the upper surface and the bottom surface;
wherein the body further comprises a first exterior surface having a first dopant amount (D1c) of a first dopant material;
a second exterior surface spaced apart from the first exterior surface by at least one edge, the second exterior surface having a second dopant amount (D2c) of a second dopant material;
a dopant amount difference (?Dc) between the first dopant amount and the second dopant amount;
wherein a geometric center of the body is essentially free of a dopant material; and at least one of the upper surface, bottom surface, or the side surface is essentially free of a dopant material.

US Pat. No. 10,597,566

ORGANOPOLYSILOXANE EMULSION COMPOSITION FOR RELEASE PAPER OR RELEASE FILM, METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME, AND RELEASE PAPER AND RELEASE FILM

SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., L...

1. An organopolysiloxane emulsion composition for release paper or release film that is obtained by dispersing in water a mixture comprising following components (A) to (D) and (G):(A) 100 parts by weight of an alkenyl group-containing diorganopolysiloxane having at least two alkenyl groups per molecule and having a viscosity at 25° C. of not more than 1,000 Pa·s;
(B) an organohydrogenpolysiloxane having at least two Si—H groups per molecule and having a viscosity at 25° C. of not more than 1 Pa·s, in an amount corresponding to a number of moles of Si—H groups that is from 0.5 to 10 times the number of moles of alkenyl groups in component (A);
(C) from 0.01 to 3 parts by weight of a curing catalyst; and
(D) from 0.01 to 10 parts by weight of a polyol-modified organosilicon compound of formula (8) below
wherein each R1 is independently a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent hydrocarbon group of 1 to 20 carbon atoms without an aliphatic unsaturated bond; each R3 is independently a hydrogen atom, a hydroxyl group, an alkoxy group of 1 to 4 carbon atoms, or a substituted or unsubstituted alkenyl group of 2 to 20 carbon atoms; each R4 is independently a group having the following formulas:—(CH2)aa—O—(CH2—CH(OH)—CH2O)da—R6 wherein R6 is a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent hydrocarbon group of 1 to 10 carbon atoms without an aliphatic unsaturated bond, or a hydrogen atom; aa is an integer from 1 to 10; and da is an integer from 1 to 20; q, r, and s, are integers of 0 or more; q+r+s is integers from 0 to 98; each o is independently an integer from 0 to 3; p is an integer from 0 to 3; o +each p is independently an integer from 0 to 3; when o+p is 3 for each terminal group, s is 1 or more; and(G) an emulsifying agent excluding component (D).

US Pat. No. 10,597,561

THREE-DIMENSIONAL STICKER WITH HIGH-RESOLUTION IMAGE AND REMOVABLE ADHESIVE

1. A three-dimensional sticker, comprising:a body comprising:
a rigid main sheet constructed from a thermoformable plastic layer that is 10 mil-125 mil thick;
a flexible/stretchable ink layer adhered to the main sheet;
an adhesive layer comprising a removable transfer adhesive adhered to the ink layer;
a release liner detachably adhered to the removable transfer adhesive;
the release liner comprising a thermoformable plastic;
wherein the body is thermoformed into a three-dimensional shape with an anchor region and an elevated region, wherein the anchor region is substantially planar and defines an anchor plane, and the elevated region is outside of the anchor plane; and
wherein the adhesive layer and release liner are present in the anchor region and elevated region.

US Pat. No. 10,597,559

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A COMPOSITE PANEL CONTAINING LAUAN OR OTHER MOISTURE-CARRYING OR MOISTURE-ABSORBING MATERIAL USING ADHESION PROMOTER AND PANEL MADE USING THE METHOD

Crane Composites, Inc., ...

1. A method of manufacturing a composite panel, comprising:applying a layer of gel coat to a mold surface;
applying a wet laminate to the layer of the gel coat on the mold surface, the wet laminate comprising a resin;
placing a substrate of lauan or other moisture-carrying or moisture-absorbing material on the wet laminate;
providing a layer consisting essentially of a bonding promoter in a solvent at an interface of the substrate with the wet laminate, additional to any amount of promoter(s) present in the resin of the wet laminate; and
without previously curing or drying the layer consisting essentially of the bonding promoter in the solvent, simultaneously curing each of the wet laminate, the bonding promoter, and the gel coat to form a panel.

US Pat. No. 10,597,558

CHEMICAL MECHANICAL POLISHING COMPOSITION AND METHOD FOR TUNGSTEN

Rohm and Haas Electronic ...

1. A chemical mechanical polishing composition comprising, as initial components: water; an oxidizing agent;an oleylamine ethoxylate having a general formula:

wherein a sum of m+n is 3-15;
a colloidal silica abrasive;
a dicarboxylic acid,
a source of iron (III) ions;
optionally, a pH adjusting agent; and,
optionally, a biocide.

US Pat. No. 10,597,557

CURABLE SILSESQUIOXANE POLYMERS, COMPOSITIONS, ARTICLES, AND METHODS

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. A method of making a cured coating on a substrate surface, the method comprising:i) providing a curable composition consisting of a curable silsesquioxane polymer, optionally organic solvent, and optionally photoinitiator; wherein the curable silsesquioxane polymer comprises a three-dimensional branched network having the formula:

wherein:
the oxygen atom at the * is bonded to another Si atom within the three-dimensional branched network;
R is an organic group comprising an ethylenically unsaturated group;
n is an integer of greater than 3; and
the OH groups are present in an amount of at least 15 wt-% of the polymer;
ii) coating the curable composition on at least a portion of at least one substrate surface;
iii) optionally exposing the coated curable composition to conditions that allow organic solvent, when present, to evaporate from the curable composition; and
iv) UV curing the curable composition.

US Pat. No. 10,597,556

CROSSLINKABLE COMPOSITION CROSS-LINKABLE BY REAL MICHAEL ADDITION REACTION AND RESINS FOR USE IN SAID COMPOSITION

Allnex Netherlands B.V., ...

1. A polymeric or oligomeric resin A, comprising one or more reactive components A having a structure according to formula 1:wherein R is hydrogen or an alkyl, aralkyl or aryl substituent and Y and Y? are same or different alkyl, aralkyl or aryl (R*), alkoxy (—OR*) groups or a polymer backbone or wherein the —C(?O)—Y and/or —C(?O)—Y? is replaced by CN or phenyl,wherein the polymeric or oligomeric resin A is a polyester, polyether, polyepoxy, polyurethane or polycarbonate, comprising reactive component A,
wherein the resin A is produced by transesterification of a polyester, polyether, polyepoxy, polyurethane, or polycarbonate polyol with an acetoacetate or malonate reactive component A in the form of a carboxylic acid ester,
and wherein the obtained resin A has a hydroxy number of less than 60 mg KOH/g solids, has a number average molecular weight between 100-20000 g/mol, an equivalent weight per reactive component A of 100-2000 g/mol and an acid number less than 4 mg KOH/g.

US Pat. No. 10,597,555

HYBRID COATING FOR ROOF APPLICATIONS

Johns Manville, Denver, ...

1. A membrane roofing system, the membrane roofing system comprising:a waterproof layer configured to protect an insulation layer; and
a coated granule in contact with the waterproof layer,
wherein:
the coated granule comprises a coating, wherein the coating comprises:
a copolymer, and
a siloxane-based or a silane-based compound, wherein the siloxane-based or silane-based compound is 60 wt. % or more of the coating and a mass ratio of the siloxane-based or silane-based compound to the copolymer is from 2:1 to 3:1,
the copolymer is a cationic fluorinated (meth)acrylic copolymer,
the coated granule has a particle size in a range from 0.2 mm to 2.4 mm, and
the coated granule has a 65% or greater reflectivity.

US Pat. No. 10,597,554

PRIMER COATING COMPOSITION

PPG Industries Ohio, Inc....

1. A primer coating composition comprising:(a) a (meth)acrylic polymer comprising hydroxyl groups, and having a Tg of at least 30° C.;
(b) a polyester comprising hydroxyl groups, and having a weight average molecular weight of less than 3000, and a hydroxyl value of at least 100; and
(c) a crosslinking agent having at least two isocyanate groups,
wherein said polyester is present in said primer composition in an amount of greater than 0 percent by weight and less than or equal to 45 percent by weight, based on solids weight of said (meth)acrylic polymer and said polyester.

US Pat. No. 10,597,548

RECORDING METHOD

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A recording method comprising:adhering a reaction liquid which reacts with and aggregates components of an ink composition to a recording medium;
adhering a first ink composition to the recording medium; and
adhering a second ink composition having reactivity with the reaction liquid lower than that of the first ink composition to the recording medium,
wherein adhesion of the second ink composition to the recording medium is performed prior to adhesion of the first ink composition to the recording medium,
the first ink composition and the second ink composition are inks of a same color type,
a content of a colorant included in the first ink composition is greater than a content of a colorant included in the second ink composition,
the colorant included in the first ink composition and the colorant included in the second ink composition includes dispersed particles, and
the dispersed particles exhibit the reactivity with the reaction liquid.

US Pat. No. 10,597,547

SILVER-ORGANO-COMPLEX INK WITH HIGH CONDUCTIVITY AND INKJET STABILITY

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. An ink composition for making a silver structure, the ink composition comprising a silver-organo-complex, a solvent, an anion of acetic acid and an anion of formic acid;wherein the silver-organo-complex comprises a silver cation complexed with a first complexing agent and a second complexing agent;
wherein the first complexing agent is an alkyl amine and the second complexing agent is an alkanolamine.

US Pat. No. 10,597,545

FOAM INK COMPOSITION AND 3D PRINTED HIERARCHICAL POROUS STRUCTURE

President and Fellows of ...

1. A method of printing a porous structure, the method comprising:extruding a foam ink composition through a nozzle, the foam ink composition comprising stabilizing particles and gas bubbles dispersed in a solvent, the stabilizing particles comprising a predetermined interfacial energy so as to exhibit a contact angle with the solvent of from about 15° to about 90°, and at least a portion of the stabilizing particles being positioned at interfacial regions between the solvent and the gas bubbles, thereby stabilizing the gas bubbles in the foam ink composition; and
depositing a continuous filament comprising the foam ink composition on a substrate,
wherein the depositing occurs in a controlled environment saturated with a vapor of the solvent.

US Pat. No. 10,597,543

METHOD FOR REPAIRING OR REINFORCING STRUCTURE, METHOD FOR PRODUCING REPAIRED OR REINFORCED STRUCTURE, AND ADHESIVE SHEET

DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., ...

1. A method for repairing or reinforcing a structure by using an adhesive sheet comprising an adhesive layer, the method comprising the steps of:applying a primer layer to an entire surface of the structure to be repaired or reinforced, the primer layer comprising an epoxy resin and a polyamine-based curing agent;
providing the adhesive layer having a composition comprising:
a curable resin whose curing is promoted by irradiation with ionizing radiation to form a cured resin; and
a curing aid which is a base-generating compound that generates a basic compound by irradiation with ionizing radiation;
attaching the adhesive sheet to the primer layer; and
curing the adhesive layer in a state where the adhesive layer is exposed.

US Pat. No. 10,597,541

ELECTROPHORETIC PARTICLE, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING ELECTROPHORETIC PARTICLE, ELECTROPHORESIS DISPERSION LIQUID, ELECTROPHORESIS SHEET, ELECTROPHORESIS DEVICE, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

E Ink Corporation, Bille...

1. An electrophoretic particle, comprising:a particle including a first functional group on a surface; and
a first compound, a second compound, and a third compound bonded to the particle,
wherein the first compound is a block copolymer that includes a dispersion portion derived from a first monomer including a site that contributes to dispersibility in a dispersion medium, and a bonding portion derived from a second monomer including a second functional group having reactivity with the first functional group, and is connected to the particle by reacting the first functional group and the second functional group in the bonding portion,
the second compound has a lower molecular weight than the first compound, includes a non-polar group and a third functional group, and is connected to the particle by the third functional group reacting with the first functional group, and
the third compound has a lower molecular weight than the first compound, includes a charging group and a fourth functional group, and is connected to the particle by the fourth functional group reacting with the first functional group.

US Pat. No. 10,597,540

SURFACE TREATMENT AGENT FOR SURFACE CONFIGURED FROM INORGANIC MATERIAL, TOOL AND DEVICE HAVING MODIFIED SURFACE, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING TOOL AND DEVICE

JSR CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A tool, comprising:a surface formed of an inorganic material, and
a non-crosslinked polymer comprising a repeating unit (A) and a repeating unit (B) physically adsorbed directly on at least a part of the surface formed of an inorganic material, wherein the repeating unit (A) is represented by Formula (3):

where R5 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, R6 represents —O—, *—(C?O)—O—, *—(C?O)—NR8—, *—NR8—(C?O)—(R8 represents a hydrogen atom or an organic group with 1 to 10 carbon atoms, and * denotes the position of bonding to the carbon atom to which R5 is bonded in Formula (3)), or a phenylene group, R7 represents a divalent organic group with 1 to 8 carbon atoms, and X represents a monovalent group represented by Formula (4-1):

where R1 and R2 each independently represents a hydrocarbon group comprising 1 to 10 carbon atoms, and R9 represents a hydrocarbon group with 1 to 10 carbon atoms,
and the repeating unit (B) comprises a group represented by Formula (2) in a side chain thereof

where R3 represents an alkanediyl group comprising 2 to 8 carbon atoms, R4 represents a hydrogen atom or an organic group comprising 1 to 40 carbon atoms, and n has an average value of 1 or more.

US Pat. No. 10,597,538

PIGMENT COMPOSITION AND PIGMENT FLAKE

VIAVI Solutions Inc., Sa...

1. A pigment composition comprising:a first plurality of pigment flakes that include a first pigment flake,
the first pigment flake comprising:
a first core layer, and
a first encapsulating layer that surrounds the first core layer; and
a second plurality of pigment flakes that include a second pigment flake,
the second pigment flake comprising:
a second core layer, and
a second encapsulating layer that surrounds the second core layer, and
a first thickness of the first core layer being different from a second thickness of the second core layer.

US Pat. No. 10,597,537

LEUCO DYE PASTEL MARKING DEVICE

Nocopi Technologies, Inc....

1. A marking device comprising a solid mixture of an ester and a leuco dye dissolved in the ester, further comprising a body that stores the solid mixture, and wherein pressure is applied from a bottom end of the body to extrude the solid mixture from a top end of the body.

US Pat. No. 10,597,536

MODIFIED HIGH-VISCOSITY ASPHALT, ROAD ASPHALT, PATCHING TAPE AND THEIR PREPARATION METHODS AND APPLICATION METHODS

XINJIANG XINGLU TECHNOLOG...

1. A modified asphalt, comprising;raw materials by weight parts:
100 parts of a base asphalt mixture,
10 to 14 parts of an oil slurry,
12 to 15 parts of a rubber modifier,
3 to 5 parts of modified petroleum resin,
2 to 4 parts of an anti-stripping agent, and
10 to 12 parts of carbon black powder,
wherein the modified asphalt is acquired by performing the following steps:
heating said 100 parts of said base asphalt mixture to 185° C. to 190° C. so as to form a heated base asphalt mixture,
adding said 10 to 14 parts of said oil slurry to said heated base asphalt mixture, and stirring so as to obtain a primary stirring slurry;
adding said 12 to 15 parts of said rubber modifier to said primary stirring slurry and stirring for 2 hours to 4 hours under a temperature of 185° C. to 190° C. so as to obtain a secondary stirring slurry;
shearing and milling said secondary stirring slurry so as to obtain a primary shear-milling slurry,
said 3 to 5 parts of said modified petroleum resin to said primary shear-milling slurry so as to form a primary shear-milling slurry with a smooth surface,
shearing and milling said primary shear-milling slurry with said smooth surface so as to obtain a secondary shear-milling slurry,
adding said 2 to 4 parts of said anti-stripping agent and said 10 to 12 parts of said carbon black powder to said secondary shear-milling slurry and stirring so as to obtain an asphalt mixture, and
lowering temperature of said asphalt mixture to 155° C. to 160° C. so as to obtain the modified asphalt.

US Pat. No. 10,597,530

POLYCARBONATE COMPOSITIONS WITH IMPROVED FLAME RETARDANCE

SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A flame retardant composition, comprising:a first polycarbonate polymer having repeating units derived from a monomer having the structure of Formula (A) or Formula (B):
whereinR and R? are C2-C15 alkyl;
m, n, p, and q are each 0 or 1, m+n=1, and p+q=1; and
E is C1-C15 alkyl; and
about 0.05 to about 0.5 wt. % of a flame retardant additive, wherein the flame retardant additive is an alkali metal salt of a perfluorinated C1-C16 alkyl sulfonate, potassium diphenylfone sulfonate, sodium benzene sulfonate, sodium toluene sulfonate, or a cyclic siloxane having the formula [(R?)2SiO]y wherein R? wherein R is a monovalent hydrocarbon or fluorinated hydrocarbon having from 1 to 18 carbon atoms and y is a number from 3 to 12,
wherein the first polycarbonate is un-crosslinked.

US Pat. No. 10,597,527

HEAVY OIL DEMULSIFIER

ZHU, HONGBIN, Beijing (C...

1. A heavy oil demulsifier, comprising:Constituent I that is a dendritic polyether of Formula I, wherein, PO represents oxypropylene, EO represents oxyethylene, x represents numbers between 10 and 100 inclusive, and y represents numbers between 5 and 60 inclusive;
Constituent II that is a dendritic ester acid of Formula II, wherein p represents numbers between 5 and 20 inclusive; and
a solvent including one or more solvents selected from the group consisting of water, methanol, ethanol, and xylene

US Pat. No. 10,597,526

RESIN COMPOSITION

Fuji Electric Co., Ltd., ...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:a semiconductor element;
an output terminal;
a laminated substrate, wherein the semiconductor element and the output terminal are mounted on the laminated substrate;
a conductive connection member, wherein the semiconductor element and the output terminal are connected together using the conductive connection member;
a first sealant contacting the semiconductor element, the output terminal and the conductive connection member; and
a layer of a second sealant disposed on an outer peripheral portion of the first sealant, the layer of the second sealant is not in contact with the semiconductor element, wherein the first sealant is different from the second sealant, and the second sealant contains a resin composition;
wherein the resin composition comprises:
a thermosetting base resin;
a curing agent;
an inorganic filler; and
at least one fluorine resin powder selected from polyvinylidene fluoride, polychlorotrifluoroethylene, and a tetrafluoroethylene/perfluoro(alkyl vinyl ether)/chlorotrifluoroethylene copolymer,
wherein a content of the fluorine resin powder is more than 1% by mass and less than 50% by mass when a total mass of the thermosetting base resin, the curing agent, the inorganic filler, and the fluorine resin powder is regarded as 100%, and
wherein an average particle diameter of the fluorine resin powder ranges from 10 to 200 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,597,524

METHACRYLIC RESIN, METHACRYLIC RESIN COMPOSITION, FILM, AND PRODUCTION METHOD

ASAHI KASEI KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. A methacrylic resin composition comprising:a methacrylic resin, the methacrylic resin including,
50 mass % to 97 mass % of a methacrylic acid ester monomer unit (A);
3 mass % to 30 mass % of a structural unit (B) having a cyclic structure-containing main chain, the structural unit (B) including at least one structural unit selected from the group consisting of a maleimide-based structural unit (B-1), a glutaric anhydride-based structural unit (B-2), a glutarimide-based structural unit (B-3), and a lactone ring structural unit (B-4); and
0 mass % to 20 mass % of another vinyl monomer unit (C) that is copolymerizable with a methacrylic acid ester monomer, the vinyl monomer unit (C) including a structural unit of at least one selected from the group consisting of an acrylic acid ester monomer, an aromatic vinyl monomer, and a vinyl cyanide monomer, wherein
the methacrylic resin satisfies conditions (1), (2) and (3), shown below:
(1) the methacrylic resin has a weight average molecular weight of 65,000 to 300,000 as measured by gel permeation chromatography (GPC);
(2) total content of components detected at a retention time of 22 minutes to 32 minutes in measurement by GC/MS is 0.01 mass % to 0.40 mass % when the methacrylic resin is taken to be 100 mass %; and
(3) content of components having a weight average molecular weight of 10,000 or less as measured by gel permeation chromatography (GPC) is 0.1 mass % to 5.0 mass % when the methacrylic resin is taken to be 100 mass %;
the methacrylic resin has a glass transition temperature of 120° C. or higher, and
0.01 parts by mass to 5 parts by mass of a thermal stabilizer relative to 100 parts by mass of the methacrylic resin.

US Pat. No. 10,597,518

SOLID POLYMER ELECTROLYTE FOR ELECTROCHROMIC DEVICES

Furcifer Inc., Fremont, ...

1. A solid polymer electrolyte, comprising:a polymer framework comprising a polar polymer material;
at least one solid oligomeric plasticizer selected from the group consisting of:
glutaronitrile, succinonitrile, adiponitrile, fumaronitrile, and combinations thereof; and
at least one electrolyte salt,
wherein the polar polymer material is in a range from 15 wt. % to about 80 wt. %; and
wherein the at least one electrolyte salt is in a range from about 10 wt. % to about 50 wt. %.

US Pat. No. 10,597,517

CURABLE RESIN COMPOSITION AND SEALING MATERIAL USING SAME

Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd....

1. A curable resin composition, comprising:a cyanate ester compound;
a maleimide compound;
a dehydrating agent,
wherein the dehydrating agent is aliphatic polycarbodiimide; and
a siloxane compound represented by the following average composition formula (6):
XaYbZcSiOd  (6),
wherein each X is the same or different and represents an organic structure containing an imide bond; each Y is the same or different and represents at least one selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen atom, a hydroxy group, a halogen atom, and an OR group; each Z is the same or different and represents an organic group containing no imide bond; each R is the same or different and represents at least one selected from the group consisting of an alkyl group, an acyl group, an aryl group, and an unsaturated aliphatic residue, and may have a substituent; the coefficient a of X satisfies 0

US Pat. No. 10,597,515

POLYCYCLIC GLYOXYLATES AS PHOTOINITIATORS

IGM GROUP B.V., RM Waalw...

1. A photopolymerizable composition comprising:(A) at least one ethylenically unsaturated photopolymerizable compound and
(B) at least one photoinitiator compound of formula (1)

wherein
X is O, S or a direct bond;
Y is O, S or CR9R10;
R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7 and R8 independently of each other are hydrogen, halogen, C1-C18alkyl, C5-C10cycloalkyl, C2-C18alkenyl, phenyl, C1-C4alkoxy, C5-C7cycloalkoxy, phenoxy, C1-C4-alkylthio, C5-C7cycloalkylthio, phenylthio, di(C1-C4alkyl)amino, di(C5-C7cycloalkyl)amino, N-morpholinyl, N-piperidinyl or a group of formula (2)

provided that one or more than one of R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7 or R8 is a group of formula (2);
R9, R10 independently of each other are hydrogen, C1-C18alkyl, C2-C12alkenyl, C5-C10cycloalkyl, phenyl-C1-C4alkyl, phenyl or together with the C atom to which they are attached form a 5-membered, 6-membered or 7-membered ring; and
R11 is hydrogen, C1-C18alkyl, C5-C10cycloalkyl, C2-C12alkenyl, phenyl, or phenyl-C1-C4alkyl.

US Pat. No. 10,597,514

COMPOSITION COMPRISING POLY-LACTIDE-BASED POLYMER

1. A composition comprising:(a) at least one poly-lactide comprising polymer selected from the group consisting of poly-lactide, poly-lactide-polybutadiene block copolymer, poly-lactide-urethane-polybutadiene block copolymer, poly-lactide-urethane, and mixtures thereof;
(b) at least one compound of formula (I),

wherein,
L1 is C1-8 alkylene or C3-6 cycloalkylene
L2 is C1-6 alkylene;
L3 is C1-6 alkylene;
L4 is C1-6 alkylene;
L5 is C1-6 alkylene;
n is an integer selected from 1, 2, 3 or 4;
m is an integer selected from 1, 2, 3 or 4;
R1 is H or C1-6alkyl;
R2 is H or C1-6alkyl;
wherein the poly-lactide in said poly-lactide comprising polymer is selected from the group consisting of poly-L-lactide comprising a content of D isomer of at least 25% by weight based on the total weight of the poly-L-lactide; poly-D-lactide comprising a content of L isomer of at least 25% by weight based on the total weight of the poly-D-lactide; and mixtures thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,597,512

OPTOELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH A MIXTURE HAVING A SILICONE AND A FLUORO-ORGANIC ADDITIVE

OSRAM OPTO SEMICONDUCTORS...

1. An optoelectronic device comprising:at least one radiation-emitting or radiation-detecting semiconductor; and
a mixture comprising silicone and a fluoro-organic additive, wherein the mixture is a component of at least one of the following elements:
a package body element surrounding the at least one semiconductor at least in places,
a radiation-guiding element arranged in a beam path of a radiation emitted by the semiconductor or detected by the semiconductor,
a heat-conducting element configured to conduct heat emitted by the semiconductor or received by the semiconductor,
an adhesive element.

US Pat. No. 10,597,511

REACTIVE FLAME RETARDANT BLENDS FOR FLEXIBLE POLYURETHANE FOAM

ICL-IP America Inc., Tar...

1. A flame retardant blend comprising:(1) a mono-hydroxyl-functional dialkyl phosphinate compound of the formula (I-A):
wherein:R1 and R2 are selected from a linear or branched alkyl group containing from 1 to 4 carbon atoms; and,
X is either

and when X is - - - - - (Z)k—R3, wherein —(Y—O)n—, is a linear or branched alkylene group containing from 2 to 8 carbon atoms and n represents an integer from 1 to 20;
k may be 0 or 1;
R3 is selected from hydrogen, a mono-hydroxy-terminated linear or branched alkylene group containing from 2 to about 8 carbon atoms; and,
provided that when k is zero, R3 is the mono-hydroxy-terminated linear or branched alkylene group and when k is 1, R3 is hydrogen, and
when X is

 R4 and R5 are each independently selected from H, a linear or branched alkyl group containing from 1 to 8 carbon atoms, a linear or branched alkenyl group containing from 2 to 8 carbon atoms, a halo-substituted alkyl group containing from 1 to 8 carbon atoms, an alkoxy group containing from 1 to 8 carbon atoms, an aryl group containing from 6 to 12 carbon atoms and an alkylaryl group containing from 7 to 16 carbon atoms, or R4 and R5 are bonded to each other to form a cycloalkyl group containing from 5 to about 8 carbon atoms; and,
(2) a phosphate compound.

US Pat. No. 10,597,508

ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE SHIELDING MATERIAL AND LAYERED BODY FOR ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE SHIELDING

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A layered body for electromagnetic wave shielding comprising:at least four layers of a first synthetic resin layer comprising an electromagnetic wave shielding material; and
at least one layer of a second synthetic resin layer laminated on the first synthetic resin layer and containing no exfoliated graphite,
wherein the electromagnetic wave shielding material comprises:
a synthetic resin; and
an exfoliated graphite being a layered body of graphene and having a number of graphene layers of 200 or smaller and an aspect ratio of 20 or higher,
wherein a standard deviation 6 indicating a dispersion of angles in a longitudinal direction of the exfoliated graphite is 20° or smaller,
wherein the first synthetic resin layer and the second synthetic resin layer comprise the same synthetic resin,
wherein T1/T2 is in a range of 1/10 to 10 where T1 is a sum of thicknesses of all of the first synthetic resin layers and T2 is a sum of thicknesses of all of the at least one layers of the second synthetic resin layer; and,
wherein the layered body has at least a portion in which the first synthetic resin layer and the second synthetic resin layer are alternately laminated.

US Pat. No. 10,597,505

POLYIMIDE PRECURSOR SOLUTION AND POLYIMIDE FILM

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

1. A polyimide precursor solution comprising:resin particles having surface acidic groups;
an aqueous solvent comprising water; and
a polyimide precursor, wherein
the resin particles are formed of a resin selected from the group consisting of polyester resins, urethane resins, vinyl resins, olefin resins, and fluorocarbon resins.

US Pat. No. 10,597,499

POLYMER COMPOSITION, ITS METHOD OF PREPARATION, ITS USE AND COMPOSITION COMPRISING IT

Arkema France, Colombes ...

1. A solid polymer composition comprising less than 3 wt % humidity and further comprising;an epoxy resin E1, said epoxy E1 is solid at a temperature below 25° C. and is chosen from the group consisting of resorcinol diglycidyl ether, bisphenol A diglycidyl ether, triglycidyl-p-amino-phenol, bromobisphenol F diglycidyl ether, the triglycidyl ether of m-amino-phenol, tetraglycidylmethylenedianiline, the triglycidyl ether of (trihydroxy-phenyl)methane, polyglycidyl ethers of phenol-formaldehyde novolak, poly-glydidyl eithers of ortho-cresol novolak, tetraglycidyl ethers of tetraphenyl-ethane, and mixtures thereof, and
a multi stage core shell polymer,wherein the multi stage core shell polymer makes up at least 30 wt % of the composition, said solid polymer composition being a solid polymer powder having a D10 particle size distribution in volume of at least 7? and a D90 particle size distribution in volume of at most 950 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,597,497

GELS

Aortech International plc...

1. A process for preparing a silicon-containing polyol, polyamine, polyepoxy or polyisocyanate of formula (II) comprising: subjecting a compound of formula (I)
to hydrosilation with a compound of the formula:
CH2?CH—CH2—OR1
wherein R1 is (C1-C6) alkyl optionally substituted with OH, epoxy, NCO, C1-C6 alkylacryloxy or NR?R? in which R? and R? are individually selected from H, CO2H and (C1-C6) alkyl
n=30-500
to yield a compound of formula (II ):

US Pat. No. 10,597,496

PLATINUM (II) DIENE COMPLEXES FOR CONTROLLED SILOXANE CROSSLINKING

Momentive Performance Mat...

1. A process for producing a crosslinked product comprising reacting (a) an alkenyl silicone, (b) a hydrogen siloxane (c) optionally a cure inhibitor, and (d) a catalyst, optionally in the presence of a solvent, wherein the catalyst comprises a compound of the formula:
wherein R1—X2—R2 is a diene that is bonded to platinum in an ?4-mode and is a branched chain, an unbranched chain, a cyclic system, or a bicyclic system having 4 to 30 carbon atoms;
E1 and E2 are independently chosen from monoanionic ligands of O, NR3, a carboxyl group [C(O)O], or S;
R3 is independently hydrogen, or a monovalent hydrocarbon radical having from 1 to 30 carbon atoms;
X1 is a divalent hydrocarbyl group selected from a substituted or unsubstituted alkylene, or arylene group with the proviso that the E1-X1-E2 ligand of Formula (I) does not include ureylene or alpha hydroxy acid ligands;
X2 is a divalent hydrocarbyl selected from a substituted or unsubstituted alkylene, arylene, or cycloalkylene group, whereby the bonding olefin moieties are terminal and/or internal and X2 represents bridges between the olefinic groups; and
n is 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4.

US Pat. No. 10,597,492

DIALKYL-POLYALKYLAMINE COMPOSITIONS, PROCESS FOR THEIR PREPARATION AND THEIR USE

NOURYON CHEMICALS INTERNA...

1. Di-fatty-alkyl(ene) polyalkylamine composition which comprises a mixture of polyalkylamines selected from products with formulae (I) and (II),
wherein each R is, independent of the other R, an alkyl or alkylene moiety with 8-22 carbon atoms, n and z are independent of each other either 0, 1, 2, or 3, and when z>0 then o and p are independent of each other either 0, 1, 2, or 3, or derivatives thereof, whereby said mixture comprises a) a total of at least 3% by weight of branched compounds of formula (I) with at least one of n and z>=1 and products of formula (II) with n>=1, and b) a total of at least 5% by weight of products of formula (I) with n and z=0, and compounds of formula (II) with n=0.

US Pat. No. 10,597,491

METAL FINE PARTICLE DISPERSANT CONTAINING BRANCHED POLYMER COMPOUND HAVING AMMONIUM GROUP

NISSAN CHEMICAL CORPORATI...

1. A complex comprising:a metal fine particle dispersant comprising a branched polymer compound having an ammonium group and having a weight average molecular weight of 500 to 5,000,000; and
a metal fine particle, wherein
the metal fine particle comprises platinum (Pt) or palladium (Pd),
the metal fine particle dispersant comprises a branched polymer compound of Formula (1):

wherein
R1 is a hydrogen atom,
R2, R3, and R4 are independently a hydrogen atom, a linear, branched, or cyclic C1-20 alkyl group, a C6-20 arylalkyl group,
wherein the alkyl group and the arylalkyl group are optionally substituted with an alkoxy group, a hydroxy group, an ammonium group, a carboxy group, or a cyano group, or —(CH2CH2O)m—R5,
wherein R5 is a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, and m is an arbitrary integer of 2 to 100, or
R2, R3, and R4 are optionally bonded to each other through a linear, branched, or cyclic alkylene group to form a ring together with a nitrogen atom to which R2, R3, and R4 are bonded,
wherein at least one of R2, R3, and R4 is an octyl group or a dodecyl group,
X? is an anion,
A1 is a structure of Formula (2):

wherein:
A2 is a linear, branched, or cyclic C1-30 alkylene group that optionally contains an ether bond or an ester bond, and
Y1, Y2, Y3, and Y4 are a hydrogen atom, and
n is the number of repeating unit structures that is an integer of 2 to 100,000, and
the complex has a higher catalyst activity compared to a same complex that does not have the branched polymer compound of Formula (1).

US Pat. No. 10,597,489

POLYCARBONATE RESIN, MOLDED ARTICLE, OPTICAL MEMBER, AND LENS

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A polycarbonate resin having a constitutional unit represented by Formula (1);
in Formula (1), Y1 and Y2 are each independently an oxygen atom, a sulfur atom, a nitrogen atom, or a carbon atom, and at least one of Y1 or Y2 is an oxygen atom, a sulfur atom, or a nitrogen atom; Z is an atomic group for forming a 5- to 7-membered ring together with Y1—C?C—Y2 and represents an atomic group including at least one selected from a carbon atom and a heteroatom;
R5 to R8 each independently represent a substituent;
a to d are each independently 0 or more and represent an integer of the maximum number or less by which each ring is substitutable;
Ar11 and Ar12 each independently represent an aryl group including a benzene ring surrounded by a broken line or a heteroaryl group including a benzene ring surrounded by a broken line as one of fused rings;
L1 and L2 each independently represent an alkylene group having 2 to 8 carbon atoms, a cycloalkylene group having 5 to 12 carbon atoms, an arylene group having 6 to 20 carbon atoms, or a heteroarylene group having 6 to 20 carbon atoms;
X1 and X2 each independently represent an oxygen atom or a sulfur atom;
n1 and n2 each independently represent an integer of 0 to 10; and
in a case where Ar11 and Ar12 are each independently an aromatic fused ring group including a benzene ring surrounded by a broken line as one of fused rings, R5, R6, —X1-[L1-O]n1—, and —X2-[L2-O]n2— may be each independently substituted at a benzene ring surrounded by a broken line or substituted at a fused ring other than the benzene ring surrounded by a broken line.

US Pat. No. 10,597,486

ENCAPSULANT COMPOSITION FOR USE WITH ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS IN HARD DISK DRIVES, AND RELATED ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS AND HARD DISK DRIVES

Seagate Technology LLC, ...

1. A method of coating one or more surfaces of at least a portion of an electrical structure for use in a hard disk drive, wherein the method comprises:a) applying an uncured encapsulant composition on at least a portion of a surface of the electrical structure, wherein the uncured encapsulant composition comprises:
i) uncured epoxy resin component; and
ii) an inorganic filler particle component, wherein the inorganic filler particle component is present in an amount of at least 0.05% by weight of the uncured encapsulant composition; and
b) curing the encapsulant composition, wherein the cured encapsulant composition has a Total Outgassing value of 1000 nanograms per gram or less of outgassed compounds of cured encapsulant composition according to Outgassing Test Procedure.