US Pat. No. 10,458,291

COVER PLATE FOR A COMPONENT OF A GAS TURBINE ENGINE

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

16. A gas turbine engine, comprising:a compressor section;
a combustor section in fluid communication with said compressor section;
a turbine section in fluid communication with said combustor section;
wherein one of said compressor section and said turbine section includes at least one component, said at least one component including a platform and an airfoil extending from said platform, wherein said platform includes a non-gas path side and a gas path side and a cover plate positioned at said non-gas path side, said platform having a leading edge rail and a trailing edge rail extending outwardly from said non-gas path side, wherein said cover plate includes a first plurality of openings that communicate a first portion of a cooling air to a first cooling cavity of said platform and a second plurality of openings that communicate a second portion of said cooling air to a second cooling cavity of said platform that is separate from said first cooling cavity, and each of said first cooling cavity and said second cooling cavity include a plurality of augmentation features, said cover plate configured as a single cover plate configured to cover both said first cooling cavity and said second cooling cavity;
said first plurality of openings are impingement holes configured to direct said first portion of said cooling air for impingement cooling said first cooling cavity;
said second plurality of openings are core feed holes configured to direct said second portion of said cooling air for providing metered cooling within said second cooling cavity; and
wherein said second cooling cavity radially extends between said trailing edge rail and said gas path side of said at least one component.

US Pat. No. 10,458,290

LOW AXIAL LENGTH HIGH TORQUE SHAFT PHASING DEVICE WITH SPEED REDUCTION

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. An internal combustion engine phasing system, comprising:an engine structure including a plurality of cylinders;
a plurality of pistons each disposed in a corresponding one of the plurality of cylinders;
a plurality of connecting rods each connected to a corresponding one of the plurality of cylinders;
a plurality of trunnion assemblies each including a first portion connected to the corresponding one of the plurality of connecting rods and each being disposed on a crankshaft; and
a phasing device, comprising:
a rotary input gear drivingly engaged with an output gear of the crankshaft;
a planetary gear assembly having a sun gear defining a first rotary component connected for rotation with the rotary input gear, a second rotary component connected to an actuator device including an actuator motor drivingly connected to a drive mechanism for activating an actuator link, and a third rotary component connected to a control shaft, the control shaft being drivingly connected to a second portion of the trunnion assemblies, wherein the actuator device is disposed laterally to a side of the planetary gear assembly and the planetary gear assembly has an axial length defined by an entire length of each of the first rotary component, the second rotary component and the third rotary component wherein the actuator device is disposed within the axial length.

US Pat. No. 10,458,289

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A PHASE CONTROL APPARATUS OF A CAM TIMING SYSTEM

Ford Global Technologies,...

5. A phase control apparatus for a camshaft, comprising:a drive wheel;
a cover plate covering a first side of the drive wheel and including a recess disposed therein;
a housing fixed to the drive wheel and positioned between the cover plate and an inner plate of the apparatus;
a vane rotor including at least one vane and positioned within the housing, where the at least one vane is positioned in a hydraulic chamber of the housing; and
a locking pin positioned within a bore of the at least one vane and movable into a locked position where the locking pin engages the recess and an unlocked position where the locking pin is not positioned within the recess, wherein, in the locked position, a first gap between a first surface of the housing and a first surface of the at least one vane is equal to a second gap between a first side of the locking pin and a first side of the recess, wherein a second side of the recess, arranged opposite the first side of the recess, is arranged farther away from the first surface of the housing than the first side of the recess.

US Pat. No. 10,458,285

DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING THE WORKING FLUID CIRCULATING IN A CLOSED CIRCUIT OPERATING ACCORDING TO A RANKINE CYCLE AND METHOD OF USING SAME

IFP ENERGIES NOUVELLES, ...

1. A device for controlling the working fluid circulating in a closed circuit operating according to a Rankine cycle, said circuit comprising a heat exchanger for evaporation of said working fluid, swept by a hot fluid from a hot source, expansion means with an inlet and an outlet for discharging the working fluid in vapour form, a cooling exchanger swept by a cold fluid for condensation of the working fluid in vapour form, and a fluid circulation and compression pump for the fluid in liquid form, characterized in that the device comprises a pressurized working fluid storage tank comprising a preset cap providing a preset pressure in the pressurized working fluid storage tank, the pressurized working fluid storage tank being provided outside said circuit and connected to said circuit by selective working fluid circulation means between said tank and said circuit comprising two fluid circulation lines each controlled by a throttling means, one of the fluid circulation lines connecting a zone of said tank below a level of working fluid in said tank to an inlet of said fluid circulation and compression pump and the other fluid circulation line connecting a zone of said tank below a level of working fluid in said tank to said circuit between an outlet of said fluid circulation and compression pump and said heat exchanger for evaporation of said working fluid so as to feed working fluid into said circuit or to remove working fluid from said circuit in order to obtain a desired flow rate, as well as desired pressures at said inlet and at said outlet of said expansion means, and characterized in that the working fluid in the pressurized working fluid storage tank is water in liquid form.

US Pat. No. 10,458,283

VARYING COMPRESSION RATIOS IN ENERGY STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL SYSTEMS

Malta Inc., Cambridge, M...

1. A method comprising:operating a pumped thermal system in a charging cycle at a first compression ratio, wherein the pumped thermal system comprises a working fluid circulating through, in sequence, a compressor system, a hot side heat exchanger, a turbine system, and a cold side heat exchanger, wherein the working fluid is in thermal contact with a hot thermal storage (“HTS”) medium in the hot side heat exchanger and the working fluid is in thermal contact with a cold thermal storage (“CTS”) medium in the cold side heat exchanger; and
operating the pumped thermal system in a discharging cycle at a second compression ratio different than the first compression ratio,
wherein the pumped thermal system is configured to circulate the working fluid through, in sequence and in the same direction, the compressor system, the hot side heat exchanger, the turbine system, and the cold side heat exchanger when the pumped thermal system operates in the charging cycle and when the pumped thermal system operates in the discharging cycle.

US Pat. No. 10,458,280

GAS TURBINE ENGINE HYDRAULICALLY OPERATED NACELLE LATCH

United Technologies Corpo...

1. A gas turbine engine, comprising:a nacelle;
a fan duct including an inner structure surrounding an engine core, wherein a bypass flow path is defined between the fan duct inner structure and the nacelle;
a fan case surrounding a fan; and
at least one latch, configured to secure a first portion of the fan duct inner structure to either a core engine frame or a second portion of the fan duct inner structure, or configured to secure the second portion of the fan duct inner structure to either the core engine frame or the first portion of the fan duct inner structure,
whereby the at least one latch is configured to be actuated by a pressurized fluid;
whereby actuating the at least one latch provides for releasing the first portion of the fan duct inner structure from said core engine frame or from said second portion of said fan duct inner structure, or for releasing said second portion of said fan duct inner structure from said core engine frame or from said first portion of said fan duct inner structure.

US Pat. No. 10,458,277

AXIALLY SPACED RESTRICTED DAMPER

United Technologies Corpo...

1. A bearing assembly, comprising:a bearing housing comprising a first bearing housing surface and a second bearing housing surface where the first and second bearing housing surfaces are substantially axially parallel with respect to a rotor centerline;
a damped outer race, comprising
a first outer race surface radially adjacent to and opposing the first bearing housing surface which is located radially interior to the first outer race surface;
a first piston ring groove in the first outer race surface, where the first piston ring groove comprises a first piston ring that seals between the first bearing housing surface and the first outer race surface;
a second outer race surface radially adjacent to and opposing the second bearing housing surface which is located radially exterior to the second outer race surface; and
a second piston ring groove in the second outer race surface, where the second piston ring groove comprises a second piston ring that seals between the second bearing housing surface and the second outer race surface;where the bearing housing comprises an oil passage that is configured to provide oil from an outlet to a first space of axial length L1 radially between the first outer race surface and the first bearing housing surface, and configured to provide oil to a second space of axially length L2 radially between the second outer race surface and the second bearing housing surface.

US Pat. No. 10,458,276

JET ENGINE WITH MULTIPLE CHAMBERS AND A BEARING CHAMBER SUPPORT

1. A jet engine, comprising:a bearing chamber,
a sealing chamber,
a de-aeration chamber, and
a bearing chamber support that delimits the bearing chamber and includes at least one bearing appliance in certain areas,
wherein the bearing chamber is separated from the sealing chamber via a sealing appliance,
a further sealing appliance separating the sealing chamber from the de-aeration chamber that is arranged at a side of the sealing chamber that is facing away from the bearing chamber, and
wherein the sealing chamber is connected to a sealing air conduit by which the bearing chamber is supplied with a sealing air volume flow, and
wherein the de-aeration chamber is connected to a de-airing appliance via which a volume flow can be discharged from the de-aeration chamber into a core flow channel of the jet engine,
wherein the de-airing appliance includes an air extraction duct with a tubular flow cross-section;
wherein the air extraction duct includes an area with a defined cross-sectional expansion.

US Pat. No. 10,458,275

NACELLE INNER LIP SKIN WITH HEAT TRANSFER AUGMENTATION FEATURES

Rohr, Inc., Chula Vista,...

1. A nacelle inlet structure for an aircraft propulsion system, comprising:an inlet lip comprising an inner lip skin and an outer lip skin;
a bulkhead configured with the inlet lip to form a cavity axially between a forward end of the inlet lip and the bulkhead and radially between the inner lip skin and the outer lip skin, wherein the cavity extends along a longitudinal centerline within the inlet lip;
a nozzle configured to inject fluid approximately longitudinally into the cavity; and
a plurality of heat transfer augmentation features configured with the inner lip skin and operable to interact with the fluid within the cavity in order to promote heat transfer between the inner lip skin and the fluid within the cavity;
wherein the cavity is formed radially between an outer side of the inner lip skin and an inner side of the outer lip skin, and the heat transfer augmentation features provide at least a portion of the outer side of the inner lip skin with a textured surface; and
wherein substantially all of the inner side of the outer lip skin that forms the cavity is configured with a substantially smooth surface.

US Pat. No. 10,458,272

INSULATING TEST ENGINE HOOD FOR A TURBINE ENGINE ON A TEST BENCH

SAFRAN AERO BOOSTERS SA, ...

1. A turbine engine comprising:a combustion chamber; and
a test engine hood including an annular duct for an annular flow, and being intended to replace a flight engine hood of the turbine engine during a test of the turbine engine on a test bench, the test engine hood extending axially of such a length that it surrounds the combustion chamber, the test engine hood comprising:
a wall made of composite material with an organic matrix, the wall having an outer surface delimiting the annular flow and an inner surface opposite the outer surface; and
a silicone layer covering the inner surface of the wall and able to insulate the wall thermally, the silicone layer having a thickness comprised between 3.0 and 6.0 mm.

US Pat. No. 10,458,266

FORWARD FACING TANGENTIAL ONBOARD INJECTORS FOR GAS TURBINE ENGINES

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

1. A turbine comprising:a stator section having a plurality of vanes;
a rotating section having a plurality of blades, the rotating section being axially adjacent the stator section along an axis of the turbine, the stator section being aftward of the rotating section along the axis of the turbine; and
a primary tangential onboard injector located radially inward from the stator section and configured to direct an airflow from the stator section in a forward direction toward the rotating section, the primary tangential onboard injector turning the airflow in a direction of rotation of the rotating section,
wherein a leakage flow passes between the stator section and the rotating section and into a gaspath flowing from the blades toward the vanes, the turbine further comprising a secondary tangential onboard injector positioned in a flow path of the leakage flow,
wherein the secondary tangential onboard injector has a first wall and a second wall, wherein the first wall is fixed to a vane element surface that is part of the stator section and the second wall is fixed to the first wall by a fixed airfoil meant to turn the leakage air in the flow direction of the gaspath flow,
wherein the rotating section includes a rotating seal that forms a seal between a rotating surface of the rotating section and the second wall, and
a restrictive flow seal is arranged downstream from the secondary tangential onboard injector along the flow path of the leakage flow.

US Pat. No. 10,458,265

INTEGRALLY BLADED ROTOR

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

1. An integrally bladed rotor for a gas turbine engine, comprising:a radially inner hoop extending circumferentially about an axis;
a plurality of circumferentially spaced, axially extending slots, separated by respective blade supports;
a seal system that includes seal fingers extending axially through the slots, wherein the seal system is an annular ladder seal; and
wherein the seal fingers are configured to contact an annular wire seal.

US Pat. No. 10,458,259

ENGINE COMPONENT WALL WITH A COOLING CIRCUIT

General Electric Company,...

1. An airfoil for a turbine engine, the airfoil comprising:an outer wall having an outer surface and an inner surface bounding an interior, the outer wall defining a pressure side and a suction side extending axially between a leading edge and a trailing edge and extending radially between a root and a tip;
at least one opening formed in the outer wall;
a framework provided within the at least one opening defining interstitial spaces within the framework; and
a porous structure provided in at least some of the interstitial spaces.

US Pat. No. 10,458,255

REMOVABLE FILM FOR AIRFOIL SURFACES

United Technologies Corpo...

10. A gas turbine engine comprising:a fan section for delivering air into a bypass duct with a nacelle and for delivering air into a compressor;
said fan section having a rotor and a plurality of fan blades, and there being static vanes inward of said nacelle;
a surface of said fan section being provided with a removable film material;
wherein said removable film material includes a plurality of layers of removable material, such that an outer layer may be peeled away from an underlying layer; and
wherein said underlying layer may be peeled away from a subsequent layer underling said underlying layer.

US Pat. No. 10,458,254

ABRADABLE COATING COMPOSITION FOR COMPRESSOR BLADE AND METHODS FOR FORMING THE SAME

General Electric Company,...

1. A coated compressor blade, the coated compressor blade comprising:a compressor blade having a blade tip with a blade tip surface, wherein the compressor blade comprises a base material, wherein the blade tip surface has a leading edge, a mid-chord, and a trailing edge; and
a coating system comprising an abradable material disposed along the blade tip surface, wherein the coating system has a larger thickness along the leading edge than the coating system, if present, along the trailing edge.

US Pat. No. 10,458,253

GAS TURBINE ENGINE COMPONENTS HAVING INTERNAL HYBRID COOLING CAVITIES

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

1. A component for a gas turbine engine, the component comprising:a hybrid skin core cooling cavity defined by a cold wall and a hot wall, wherein the hot wall is exposed to an exterior environment of the component; and
a hybrid skin core cooling cavity resupply hole formed in the cold wall and fluidly connecting a cold core cavity and the hybrid skin core cooling cavity,
wherein the hybrid skin core cooling cavity resupply hole extends between an inlet on a side of the cold wall exposed to the cold core cavity and an outlet on a side of the cold wall exposed to the hybrid skin core cooling cavity,
wherein the hybrid skin core cooling cavity resupply hole is angled relative to the cold wall at an injection angle such that air passing through the hybrid skin core cooling cavity resupply hole is injected into the hybrid skin core cooling cavity at the injection angle and at least partially parallel to a direction of flow within the hybrid skin core cooling cavity, and a segmented rib within the hybrid skin core cooling cavity, wherein a gap is formed between segments of the segmented rib and wherein at least one of the inlet and the outlet are at least partially positioned within the gap between two segments of the segmented rib.

US Pat. No. 10,458,252

COOLING PASSAGES FOR A GAS PATH COMPONENT OF A GAS TURBINE ENGINE

United Technologies Corpo...

1. A gas path component for a gas turbine engine comprising:an element configured to be exposed to a gas path, the element including a plurality of internal cooling passages, each of said internal cooling passages being separated from at least one adjacent cooling passage in the plurality of cooling passages via a rib, the rib having a smallest cross section normal to an expected flow of coolant through the internal cooling passages at a center point in the cross section normal to the expected flow of coolant; and
at least one of said internal cooling passages includes a cross section having a plurality of asymmetrical filleted corners.

US Pat. No. 10,458,249

BONDED MULTI-PIECE GAS TURBINE ENGINE COMPONENT

United Technologies Corpo...

1. An airfoil component comprising:a first segment including a first piece of a mount and a first piece of an airfoil, the first segment formed of a first ceramic-based material;
a second segment including a second piece of the mount and a second piece of the airfoil, the second segment formed of a second ceramic-based material, the first and second segments being bonded together along a bond joint such that the first and second pieces of the mount are bonded to each other and the first and second pieces of the airfoil are bonded to each other; and
a third segment including at least one of a third piece of the mount and a third piece of the airfoil, the third segment being bonded with at least one of the first segment and the second segment along another bond joint.

US Pat. No. 10,458,247

STATOR OF AN AIRCRAFT TURBINE ENGINE

SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES, ...

1. A stator of an aircraft turbine engine, comprising an annular row of fixed vanes having leading edges and trailing edges and an annular row of arms having leading edges and trailing edges, the stator having an axis of revolution, wherein:the trailing edges of the fixed vanes are positioned substantially in a first plane that is transverse to said axis of revolution and is positioned downstream of a second plane that is transverse to said axis of revolution and passes substantially through the leading edges of the arms, and
the leading edges of the fixed vanes are positioned substantially in a third plane that is transverse to said axis of revolution and is positioned upstream of the second plane,
and wherein the stator further comprises an annular row of variable-pitch vanes that is positioned directly downstream of the annular row of arms, the annular row of variable-pitch vanes comprising first variable-pitch vanes that are positioned substantially along an extension of a chord of the arms, and second variable-pitch vanes that are each positioned between a corresponding two of the first variable-pitch vanes, the first variable-pitch vanes having different aerodynamic profiles than the second variable-pitch vanes.

US Pat. No. 10,458,241

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR POSITIONING MASKING PLUGS ON A COMPONENT

General Electric Company,...

1. A tool for positioning a removable masking plug within a surface feature on a component, said tool comprising:a body extending from a first end to an opposite second end and defining a longitudinal axis between said first end and said second end, said second end configured to couple to an attachment tool, wherein at least a portion of said body is coated with an electrically-conducted coating, and wherein said second end comprising electrodes configured to selectively apply an electrical current to said body, via the electrically-conductive coating; and
a channel defined in said first end, said channel sized to receive at least a portion of the removable masking plug therein such that rotational motion of said tool about the longitudinal axis is transferred to the masking plug,
wherein said tool is operable to releasably secure the masking plug to said first end during positioning and removal of the masking plug; and
wherein a selective application of electrical current to said body by said electrodes is operable to weld the removable masking plug within the surface feature of the component.

US Pat. No. 10,458,240

HYBRID ELASTOMER/METAL ON METAL MOTOR

Roper Pump Company, Comm...

1. A stator for a hydraulic motor having an elongated and helically-lobed rotor rotatably disposed therein, said stator comprising:a cylindrical stator housing;
a first section within said cylindrical stator housing comprising a generally tubular configuration having elastically deformable elastomeric material defining a first helically convoluted chamber section; and
a second section adjacent said first helically convoluted chamber section and fixed within said cylindrical stator housing, said second section comprising:
a rigid section comprising a second helically convoluted chamber section matching said first helically convoluted chamber section, wherein the rigid section includes a saw tooth surface that creates a tortuous path for fluid flow between confronting surfaces of the rotor and the saw tooth surface, wherein said first and second helically convoluted chambers are rotationally aligned in a continuous helical relationship to form a helically convoluted chamber for supporting the rotor.

US Pat. No. 10,458,226

SHOCK AND VIBRATION DAMPER SYSTEM AND METHODOLOGY

SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY C...

14. A method, comprising:positioning a vibration sensitive component in a mechanical chassis;
mounting the mechanical chassis in a housing via a damper system;
providing the damper system with a vibration damper, a transverse shock damper, and an axial shock damper;
coupling the vibration damper to axial ends of the mechanical chassis to provide instantaneous transverse and axial shock damping with low-pass filter functionality while also providing attitude control with respect to the mechanical chassis;
using the transverse shock damper at a position radially between the mechanical chassis and the housing to suppress ringing effects;
independently using the axial shock damper to provide additional axial shock damping; and
coupling the housing into a drill string.

US Pat. No. 10,458,224

MONITORING OF EQUIPMENT ASSOCIATED WITH A BOREHOLE/CONDUIT

SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY C...

27. A method of monitoring one or more items of equipment associated with a borehole or other conduit, the method comprising:outputting sensor information indicative of vibrations at one or more sensor locations, the one or more sensor locations being associated with the one or more items of equipment and/or fluid flow within the borehole or other conduit; and
processing the sensor information to:
generating a frequency spectrum by summing the sensor information indicative vibrations at the one or more sensor locations over a monitoring time period;
determine a characteristic of the operation of the one or more items of equipment and/or the fluid flow within the borehole or other conduit,
identify one or more changes in the characteristic indicative of a status or imminent event based on comparing the frequency spectrum with noe or more historic frequency spectra summed over a time period and thereby determining the status or the imminent event in relation to the one or more items of equipment, and
output control information to control the operation of the one or more items of equipment responsive to the identified one or more changes.

US Pat. No. 10,458,222

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A MULTIPHASE HYDROCARBON PUMP HAVING AN AUGER COUPLING

BCRT TECHNOLOGY, Houston...

1. An apparatus comprising:a first rotary machine operable for transformation of energy between rotary mechanical energy and fluid kinetic energy, the rotary machine comprising:
a drive shaft;
a tubular housing defining a fluid input and a fluid output and a rotor operating region;
a rotor mounted within the rotor operating region for rotation about a rotor axis of rotation through the drive shaft, the rotor comprising a first rotor end and a second rotor end, the axis of rotation extending between the first rotor end and the second rotor end, the rotor operating region being positioned between the fluid input and the fluid output; and a plurality of rotor elements for the rotor, the plurality of rotor elements being axially spaced from each other along the rotor, the plurality of rotor elements comprising a plurality of surfaces oriented on the rotor so as to be concentric to the rotor axis of rotation, the plurality of rotor elements axially spaced a distance RD between the rotor elements, defining therebetween a plurality of radial flow paths each having a path width PW defined by the distance RD between the rotor elements, the plurality of rotor elements defining a plurality of centrally positioned apertures that collectively define an unrestricted interior opening that surrounds the drive shaft and connects to the plurality of radial flow paths to permit radially outwardly fluid flow through the plurality of radial flow paths, the unrestricted interior opening receiving fluid flow from the fluid input to provide the radially outwardly fluid flow through the plurality of radial flow paths;
a solids port through which the solids are removed from the fluid;
wherein the drive shaft further comprises a variable distance element, a computer program further comprising:
instructions to adjust the variable distance element from a first distance value RD1 for the space between the rotor elements to a distance value RD2 for the space between the rotor elements based on a density FD of the fluid wherein the space is inversely proportional to the FD.

US Pat. No. 10,458,217

REAL-TIME ENGINEERING ANALYSIS BASED SYSTEM CONTROL

ACCENTURE GLOBAL SOLUTION...

1. A system control apparatus comprising:a processor; and
a memory storing machine readable instructions that when executed by the processor cause the processor to:
access a plurality of procedures to control an operation of a system to prevent at least one of an occurrence of a fault in the system or a reduction of an output of the system, wherein the plurality of procedures are determined based on an application of hypothetical parameter values to at least one engineering analysis model associated with the system;
learn, based on an application of the plurality of procedures to the system, a highest ranked procedure from the plurality of procedures to control the operation of the system to prevent the at least one of the occurrence of the fault in the system or the reduction of the output of the system;
access real-time data associated with the system;
determine, based on the real-time data associated with the system, parameter values associated with an operation of the system by:
determining whether a parameter value of the parameter values is available from the real-time data at a specified time value;
in response to a determination that the parameter value is not available at the specified time value, determining, based on an analysis of the real-time date for a specified time duration, whether the parameter value of the parameter values becomes available;
in response to a determination within the specified time duration that the parameter value of the parameter values becomes available, retrieving the parameter value of the parameter values from the real-time data; and
in response to a determination within the specified time duration that the parameter value of the parameter values does not become available, assigning a previous parameter value from the real-time data to the parameter value of the parameter values; and
control, based on an analysis of the real-time data associated with the system and an analysis of the parameter values, the operation of the system by applying the highest ranked procedure to prevent the at least one of the occurrence of the fault in the system or the reduction of the output of the system.

US Pat. No. 10,458,207

REDUCED-PHYSICS, DATA-DRIVEN SECONDARY RECOVERY OPTIMIZATION

QRI GROUP, LLC, Houston,...

1. A method, implemented at a computer system that includes at least one processor, for modeling and controlling physical material flow relationships between injector wells and producer wells in a reservoir to improve performance of the reservoir, the method comprising:receiving, from one or more hardware-based sensors distributed in one or more locations within the reservoir, sensor data indicating a material flow rate currently present at each sensor location;
calculating pressure distribution within the reservoir using a stationary pressure algorithm to identify variations of pressure at the one or more locations within the reservoir using the received sensor data;
applying the calculated pressure distribution as an input to a tracer algorithm for at least one injector well and for at least one producer well to identify tracer flow values for materials flowing from a seed point in the injector well to the producer well, the tracer flow values providing an indication of material flow volume attributable to the seed point;
combining the identified tracer flow values to generate one or more well allocation factors representing relationships in material flow through inter-well connections between the injector well and the producer well, the well allocation factors providing a material flow strength measurement;
determining a current material flow efficiency level of each inter-well connection using a fractional flow model that incorporates as input the determined material flow strength measurement, the fractional flow model specifying the fraction of material flow in the producer well that originated from the injector well and traveled through a specified inter-well connection;
providing the determined current material flow efficiency levels of the inter-well connections to an injection and/or production controller, which regulates material flow through the injector well and/or the producer well according to the determined current material flow efficiency levels; and
controlling material flow through the injector well based on the determined current material flow efficiency levels of the inter-well connections to thereby improve performance of the reservoir,
wherein if the determined current efficiency is above a determined efficiency measurement, controlling material flow through the injector well comprises increasing an amount of flow material injected through the injector well, and
wherein if the determined current efficiency is below the determined efficiency measurement, controlling material flow through the injector well comprises decreasing the amount of flow material injected through the injector well.

US Pat. No. 10,458,204

DOWNHOLE TOOL

Churchill Drilling Tools ...

23. A method of cleaning or treating downhole tubing, the method comprising the steps of:supplying a fluid to a downhole tool from a surface location; and
directing a jet of the fluid from the tool at a wall of the downhole tubing;
wherein the jet of fluid is radially directed and circumferentially continuous, further including the step of producing the jet of fluid using a tool run into the tubing on a tubular support member.

US Pat. No. 10,458,201

DOWNHOLE ASSEMBLY FOR SELECTIVELY SEALING OFF A WELLBORE

Magnum Oil Tools Internat...

1. A downhole tool for temporarily isolating zones in a well, comprising:a first subassembly and a second subassembly engaged with each other, a lower end of the second subassembly being located within the first subassembly, the engaged first subassembly and second subassembly having inner walls that define a bore through the tool;
a sealing member located within the bore of the engaged first subassembly and the second subassembly, the sealing member comprising a disc and a base:
the disc having an outer face and an inner face, the outer face having a convex configuration and the inner face having a concave configuration and being separated from each other by at least one distance, the sealing member comprised to resist greater downward pressure against the outer face of the disc before the downward pressure breaks the disc than the sealing member resists upward pressure against the inner face of the disc before the upward pressure breaks the disc, the outer face having a lower circular edge where the outer face's convex configuration ends, the circular edge being the disc's lower end, and having a diameter between opposing sides of the outer face's circular edge, and the disc being frangible; and
the base depending downward from the disc, the base being a cylinder having a cylindrical outer surface and a cylindrical inner surface, the inner surface and the outer surface having a distance therebetween, an upper end proximal the disc and a lower end distal from the disc, the diameter of the outer surface of the base being the same as the diameter between opposing sides of the outer face's circular edge, so the outer surface of the base is a perpendicular projection of the outer face's circular edge from the outer surface's upper end to the outer surface's lower end, the inner surface defining a bore through the base;
wherein the upper and lower ends of the outer surface of the base have equal diameters, the lower end of the base not having an expanded footing;
wherein the distance between the inner surface and the outer surface of the base is less than the height of the inner face of the disc from the apex of the disc's inner face to the lower end of the disc;
wherein the disc and the base are composed of the same material and are an integral unit;
the first subassembly has an inner shoulder and the lower end of the base is supported by the first subassembly's inner shoulder;
a first seal located about the base, distal from the disc, the first seal being a circular seal sized and configured to be compressed against the base to form a fluid-tight barrier with the base when the sealing member is mounted in the downhole tool;
a second seal located around the sealing member, the second seal being a circular seal sized and configured to be positioned between the sealing member and the second subassembly and compressed to form a fluid tight barrier with the second subassembly when the sealing member is mounted in the downhole tool;
a third seal located between the first subassembly and the second subassembly and compressed between the first subassembly and the second subassembly to form a fluid tight barrier between the first subassembly and the second subassembly;
the sealing member sized and configured to form a fluid-tight barrier in the bore of the tool, and
the sealing member configured and comprised so breaking the frangible disc opens the bore of the tool to fluid flow.

US Pat. No. 10,458,200

FRAC PLUG SYSTEM HAVING BOTTOM SUB GEOMETRY FOR IMPROVED FLOW BACK, MILLING AND/OR SETTING

SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY C...

1. A frac plug for plugging a wellbore, the frac plug having an internal passage extending therethrough, the frac plug comprising:a bottom sub positioned at a bottom end of the frac plug, the bottom sub defining a portion of the internal passage, the bottom sub having a plurality of raised edges extending in an axial direction and spaced circumferentially about the internal passage, wherein each of the plurality of raised edges is configured to rotationally lock the frac plug to a subsequent frac plug positioned below the frac plug in the wellbore,
wherein the raised edges are configured to receive a frac ball without substantially preventing fluid flow through the internal passage.

US Pat. No. 10,458,192

DRILLING MACHINE

SOILMEC S.P.A., Cesena (...

1. A drilling machine comprising:a string of telescopic rods provided with an excavation tool;
a winch comprising a drum associated with a motor arranged to actuate in rotation said drum;
a flexible pulling element connected, on the one hand, to said drum and on the other hand, to said string of telescopic rods, said flexible pulling element being able to be unwound or wound on said drum in order to move said string of telescopic rods;
a manual control element of said winch that can assume at least a first position, a second position and a third position; and
a control system of said motor associated with said manual control element, said control system being configured for controlling said motor, in a first operating mode, so as to unwind said flexible pulling element from said drum in order to lower said string of telescopic rods when said manual control element is in said first position, to wind said flexible pulling element on said drum in order to raise said string of telescopic rods when said manual control element is in said second position, to stop said drum when said manual control element is in said third position;
said drilling machine further comprising a first manual selector associated with said control system and adapted to select at least a second operating mode, and in that said control system is configured for controlling said motor, in said second operating mode, so as to wind said flexible pulling element on said drum in order to tension said flexible pulling element without raising said string of telescopic rods when said manual control element assumes said third position.

US Pat. No. 10,458,190

PDC CUTTER WITH DEPRESSED FEATURE

SMITH INTERNATIONAL, INC....

11. A cutting element, comprising:a substrate;
a table coupled to the substrate at an interface, a table thickness being measured between the interface and a working surface opposite the interface and defined by a perimeter; and
at least one torque transmittable depression formed in the working surface of the table and extending a depth into the table,
wherein the at least one torque transmittable depression has a cross-sectional profile that is constant along its depth.

US Pat. No. 10,458,185

MUD MOTORS WITH THRUST BEARING WITH ENHANCED TORQUE

BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPAN...

10. A method of assembling an apparatus for use in a wellbore, the method comprising:providing a unitary inner race member having a plurality of races around an outer surface thereof;
placing a first set of balls in a first inner race of the plurality of inner races;
enclosing the first inner race with the first set of balls placed therein with a first outer race member to secure the first set of balls in the first inner race, the first outer race member being made of at least two outer race pieces;
placing a first support member adjacent to the first outer race member;
placing a second set of balls in a second inner race in the plurality of inner races;
enclosing the second inner race with the second set of balls placed therein with a second outer race member to secure the second set of balls in the second inner race, the second outer race member being made of at least two outer race pieces, wherein the first support member is adjacent to the second inner race; and
placing a second support member adjacent to the second outer race member.

US Pat. No. 10,458,171

ANTI-PINCH LOGIC FOR DOOR OPENING ACTUATOR

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A vehicle door system, comprising:a vehicle structure including adjacent front and rear door openings;
a front door having an edge comprising a front edge portion and a rear edge portion, wherein the front edge portion is rotatably mounted to the vehicle structure to close off the front door opening when the front door is in a closed position, the front door including a rear edge portion that is opposite the front edge portion;
a front anti-pinch sensor that is configured to detect a hand positioned adjacent the front door opening alone, adjacent the edge of the front door alone, or adjacent the front door opening and the edge of the front door taken together;
a front electrically-powered door actuator that moves the front door, wherein the electrically-powered door actuator can be actuated to partially open the front door by shifting the front door from a closed position to a partially open position to form a gap between the rear edge portion of the front door and the vehicle structure such that a user can grasp the rear edge portion and pull the front door to a fully open position, and wherein the front electrically-powered door actuator can be actuated to shift the front door from the fully open position towards the closed position;
a rear door rotatably mounted to the vehicle structure to close off the rear door opening when the rear door is closed;
a rear anti-pinch sensor;
a rear electrically-powered door actuator that can be actuated to move the rear door to an open position;
a controller configured to: 1) cause the front electrically-powered door actuator to generate a force tending to prevent the front door from closing if the anti-pinch sensor detects a hand; and 2) actuate the electrically-powered door actuator to shift the door from the fully open position towards the closed position; and wherein the controller is configured to cause the rear electrically-powered door actuator to generate a force tending to prevent closing of the rear door if the front anti-pinch sensor detects a hand.

US Pat. No. 10,458,167

APPLIANCE HINGE COUNTERBALANCE ASSEMBLY WITH SNUBBER

Mansfield Engineered Comp...

1. A counterbalance assembly for an appliance hinge, said counterbalance assembly comprising:a base including first and second spaced-apart side walls and a transverse face wall, said base including: (i) a channel located between the first and second side walls; (ii) first and second elongated slots located respectively in the first and second side walls and aligned with each other;
a rotating cam supported on the base, said cam including: (i) a camshaft that extends between the side walls and that is adapted for rotation about an axis of rotation, said camshaft comprising a first end supported by said first side wall and a second end supported by said second side wall; and (ii) a lobe that projects from the camshaft, said lobe located in the channel between the first and second side walls of the base;
a biasing coil spring comprising an inner end engaged with the transverse face wall of the base and an outer end spaced outwardly away from the base, said outer end of said spring located outside said channel;
a spring rod that extends through an opening in said transverse face wall such that an inner end of the spring rod is located in the channel and an outer end of the spring rod is spaced from the transverse face wall, said spring rod extending coaxially through the biasing coil spring, and said outer end of said spring rod operatively coupled to an outer end of the spring and said inner end of said spring rod operatively coupled to the lobe of the cam by a lever such that said spring biases said spring rod to an extended position where said outer end is spaced a maximum distance from the transverse face wall;
a damper assembly comprising: (i) a damper base connected to said channel; (ii) said lever that operatively couples said inner end of said spring rod to the lobe of the cam, said lever comprising a first portion pivotally connected to said inner end of said spring rod by a pivot fastener, said lever including a tab that extends therefrom outside said channel and said lever further including a second portion pivotally connected to said lobe of said cam; and, (iii) a piston assembly connected to said damper base and comprising a piston which is moved between a first position and a second position by said tab of said lever contacting said piston, said piston assembly comprising a piston spring that biases said piston toward its first position;
said pivot fastener that pivotally connects said lever to said spring rod comprising opposite first and second ends that are respectively slidably engaged with the first and second slots so that the pivot fastener and lever are slidably engaged with the base and adapted for reciprocal linear sliding movement relative to the base;
wherein rotational movement of the cam in a first angular direction relative to said base causes rotational movement of the lobe in said first angular direction and causes inward linear sliding movement of the lever and pivot fastener in a first direction such that said tab of said lever engages said piston and urges said piston inwardly from its first position toward its second position whereby said piston assembly damps movement of said cam in said first angular direction; and rotational movement of the cam in a second angular direction opposite the first angular direction causes rotational movement of the lobe in said second angular direction and causes outward linear sliding movement of the lever and pivot fastener in a second direction away from said piston to allow outward sliding movement of said piston in response to said piston spring biasing said piston toward its first position.

US Pat. No. 10,458,157

VEHICLE DOOR LOCK DEVICE

MITSUI KINZOKU ACT CORPOR...

1. A vehicle door lock device comprising:a connecting portion to which a connector for connection to an external device is connected;
a casing;
a latch mechanism that is arranged at a rear end portion of the casing in a vehicle front-rear direction and includes a latch and a ratchet;
a locking and unlocking mechanism arranged in the casing, the locking and unlocking mechanism including:
a lever lock that switches between transmitting or not transmitting a door opening operation to the latch mechanism according to a rotational position; and
a motor that drives the lever lock;
a first switch that detects a rotational position of the lever lock;
a second switch that detects a rotational position of the latch; and
a connecting unit that electrically connects the connecting portion to the motor, the first switch and the second switch, wherein
the connecting portion is arranged at a front portion in the vehicle front-rear direction on an outer surface of the casing,
the motor and the first switch are arranged at a front portion in the vehicle front-rear direction in the casing, and
the connecting unit includes:
a first connecting unit that is arranged at a front portion in the vehicle front-rear direction in the casing and connects the connecting portion to the motor and the first switch; and
a second connecting unit that is arranged at a rear portion in the vehicle front-rear direction in the casing and connects between the first connecting unit and the second switch.

US Pat. No. 10,458,151

METHOD FOR SIMULTANEOUSLY CONTROLLING A PLURALITY OF DOOR LOCKS UNDER EMERGENCY

1. A method for simultaneously controlling a plurality of door locks under emergency, comprising:connecting the plurality of door locks with a control device, with the control device obtaining control authority of each of the plurality of door locks;
physically and removably connecting an unlocking device with the control device, with the control device identifying the unlocking device, wherein the control device actuates and sets all of the plurality of door locks to a locking state when the unlocking device is identified as being incorrect, and wherein each of all of the plurality of door locks obtains unlocking authority when the unlocking device is identified as being correct;
simultaneously setting all of the plurality of door locks connected to the control device into the locking state when the unlocking device is physically removed from the control device, and the control device enters a first priority emergency state, wherein all of the plurality of door locks lose the unlocking authority and are incapable of being unlocked independently;
sending a first-class report to a police system after all of the plurality of door locks have lost the unlocking authority;
physically reconnecting the unlocking device with the control device, with the control device re-identifying the unlocking device, wherein all of the plurality of door locks remain in the locking state and lose the unlocking authority when the unlocking device is re-identified by the control device as being incorrect;
logging in a backstage with a computer or a smart mobile device with a preset account and a password to connect with the control device when the unlocking device is re-identified by the control device as being correct;
selectively lifting or not lifting the first priority emergency state after logging in the backstage, wherein all of the plurality of door locks set in the locking state remain in losing the unlocking authority when the first priority emergency state is not lifted, and wherein all of the plurality of door locks set in the locking state restore the unlocking authority and a locking authority and are capable of being operated independently when the first priority emergency state is lifted while the unlocking device is re-identified by the control device as being correct;
selectively setting or not setting a second priority emergency state after logging in the backstage while the unlocking device is physically connected to the control device, wherein all of the plurality of door locks retain respective unlocking authority when the second priority emergency state is not set, and wherein all of the plurality of door locks are set to the locking state and lose the unlocking authority when the second priority emergency state is set;
sending a second-level report to the police system when the second priority emergency state is set and all of the plurality of the door locks are set to the locking state;
selectively lifting or not lifting the second priority emergency state after logging in the backstage while the unlocking device is connected to the control device, wherein all of the plurality of door locks restore the unlocking authority when the second priority emergency state is lifted, and wherein all of the plurality of door locks lose the unlocking authority when the second priority emergency state is not lifted.

US Pat. No. 10,458,150

KEY AND ASSOCIATED LOCK

EVVA Sicherheitstechnolog...

1. A key (1) for locking a lock, comprisinga. at least one first surface (2) and at least one second surface (2?),
b. with a plurality of sensing positions (4) provided along a longitudinal extent of the key (1),
c. at which plurality of sensing positions on the first surface (2) at least one first code (3) is provided for reading in the lock and at least one second code (3?) is provided on the second surface (2?) for reading in the lock,
wherein the at least one first code (3) of the first surface (2) differs, at least at one sensing position, (4) from the at least one second code (3?) at the same sensing position (4),
wherein the at least one first and second codes (3, 3?) are configured, at least at a first sensing position of the plurality of sensing positions (4), so that to lock the lock, the codes at said at least a first sensing position must be read on both surfaces (2, 2?),
wherein, at at least a second sensing position (4) of the plurality of sensing positions, the at least one first code (3) of the first surface (2) is identical to the at least one second code (3?) on the second surface (2?), so that to lock the lock, the codes (3, 3?) at the at least a second sensing position only have to be read on one surface (2, 2?) of the key.

US Pat. No. 10,458,148

METHOD TO PREVENT DRY ROT DAMAGE TO A WOOD FENCE

1. A method for preventing dry rot damage to a fence, the fence comprising a plurality of posts disposed vertically into a ground surface, a horizontal support plank coupled to each pair of adjacent posts in the plurality of posts, a plurality of pickets disposed on the horizontal support plank and a pair of horizontal rails disposed on the horizontal support plank and configured to support the plurality pickets in an upright position, the method comprising:providing a first spacer apparatus, the spacer apparatus comprising:
a plate comprising a top surface, a bottom surface opposite the top surface, a front edge, a rear edge opposite the front edge, and a pair of side edges connecting the front and rear edges; and
a pair of end tabs coupled to the plate, each end tab in the pair of end tabs coupled to one of the pair of side edges of the plate and oriented generally perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the plate, each end tab comprising a first width that is less than a second width of the plate along each side edge;
disposing the first spacer apparatus on the horizontal support plank so that the plate and pair of end tabs conform to contours of the horizontal support plank;
disposing the plurality of pickets and pair of horizontal rails on the first spacer apparatus to create a gap between both the horizontal rails and plurality of pickets and the horizontal support plank; and
removing the pair of end tabs from the first spacer apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,458,146

WIRE BARRIER

Mid-American Gunite, Inc....

1. A barrier comprising:a support panel comprising a first face, a second face, a first brace, and a second brace;
wherein the support panel is a single continuous panel such that:
the first and second faces are integral to the continuous panel,
the first and second braces are integral to the continuous panel; and
the first brace is intermediate the second face and the second brace;
the second brace terminates in a second panel end;
wherein the support panel is deployable to a freestanding condition defining:
a first bend intermediate the first face and the second face,
a second bend intermediate the second face and the first brace, and
a third bend intermediate the first brace and the second brace;
wherein in the freestanding condition the second panel end is operatively connected to the second face intermediate the first and second bends;
wherein in a packed condition the first and second braces are folded between the first and second faces;
wherein in the packed condition, the second panel end is disconnected from the second face; and
wherein the support panel is deployable to the freestanding condition from the packed condition.

US Pat. No. 10,458,141

TORNADO SHELTER

Simpson Strong-Tie Compan...

1. A protective enclosure, comprising:a. a front wall having a left edge and a right edge;
b. a left end wall having a front edge and a back edge, the left end wall being attached to the front wall at a left, front edge of the enclosure;
c. a right end wall having a front edge and a back edge, the right end wall being attached to the front wall at a right, front edge of the enclosure;
d. a back wall having a left edge and a right edge, the back wall being attached to the left end wall at a left, back edge of the enclosure, and the back wall being attached to the right end wall at a right, back edge of the enclosure;
e. a roof having front, back and left and right boundary edges, the roof being attached to the front wall at the front boundary edge, the roof being attached to the back wall at the back boundary edge, the roof being attached to the left end wall at the left boundary edge, and the roof being attached to the right end wall at the right boundary edge;
f. a base for the enclosure with the front, back, left end and right end walls being attached to the base;
g. an opening in the enclosure large enough for a human to enter and exit the enclosure, the opening being able to be covered; wherein
h. the front, back, and left end and right end walls have a plurality of panels, each panel having a top end, a bottom end, and left and right side edges, the top end, bottom end and left and right side edges of each panel defining a diaphragm, the panels having side flanges attached to the left and right side edges of the panels, wherein each panel is connected to at least one adjacent panel by at least one fastener received by the panel and the adjacent panel through adjacent side flanges; and
i. each panel is formed with a corrugation in the diaphragm, and the diaphragm has a first front planar section adjacent the left side edge of the panel, and the diaphragm has a second front planar section adjacent the right side edge of the panel; and
j. at the left, front edge of the enclosure, the panel at the left edge of the front wall is attached directly to the panel at the front edge of the left end wall, with the side flange at the left side edge of the panel at the left edge of the front wall registering and overlapping with the second front planar section of the diaphragm of the panel at the front edge of the left end wall, and with the first front planar section of the diaphragm of the panel at the left edge of the front wall registering and overlapping with the right side flange of the panel at the front edge of the left end wall.

US Pat. No. 10,458,139

POOL CLEANING ROBOT HAVING A FILTERING UNIT AND A SENSOR

MAYTRONICS LTD., Kibbutz...

1. A pool cleaning robot, comprising:a filtering unit for filtering fluid that passes through the filtering unit;
a calorimetric sensor for sensing a cleanliness related parameter of the filtering unit while the pool cleaning robot is submerged in the fluid; and
a controller that is configured to at least assist in determining, based on the cleanliness related parameter of the filtering unit, a cleanliness of the filtering unit;
wherein at least one of the following is true:
(i) the pool cleaning robot comprises a turbulence generator that is arranged to introduce turbulences that contacts the calorimetric sensor;
(ii) the pool cleaning robot comprises flow limiters that are arranged to limit a flow of side flows over the calorimetric sensor;
(iii) the calorimetric sensor consists essentially of a single thermal resistor.

US Pat. No. 10,458,138

UNDERWATER PLATFORM INSTALLATION IN AN EXISTING SWIMMING POOL

SHAREQUIP, INC., Marco I...

1. An underwater platform installation in an existing swimming pool, comprising:two existing anchor sockets in a deck or a patio surrounding the existing swimming pool, wherein the two existing anchor sockets are configured to secure two tubular existing ladder rails of an existing pool ladder, having two or more ladder treads, the two tubular existing ladder rails separated by a first distance to accommodate a width of the two or more ladder treads;
two tubular platform rails which fit into and are securable by the two existing anchor sockets, wherein each of the two platform rails comprises an upper socket end, which conjugately engages one of the two anchor sockets, a lower terminal end, and a vertical support section between the upper socket end and the lower terminal end; and
a platform structure, supporting a flat underwater platform, wherein the platform structure is horizontally secured between the two platform rails at a submerged platform position, wherein the two platform rails are positionable between a first position defined by the first distance and a second position to accommodate a platform width, the platform width greater than the width of the two or more ladder treads, wherein the two platform rails are rotated outward from the first position to the second position.

US Pat. No. 10,458,137

POOL SKIMMER OPENING CLOSURE DEVICE AND METHOD

1. A device that selectively closes an inlet opening in a face frame of a throat in a pool skimmer, the throat having an outlet opening in a wall of the pool skimmer, the throat being in a water flow communication with a chamber, the chamber accessible through a removable lid, said device comprising:a body positioned to close the inlet opening during use of said device;
a support member sized and shaped to be positioned, during use of said device, in a contact with an interior surface of the chamber and adjacent the outlet opening of the throat; and
an elastic member being in a first connection with said support member and in a second connection with said body, said elastic member further being stretched during said use of said device to bias said body into a sealing contact with the face frame and to bias said support member into said contact with the interior surface of the chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,458,136

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING WAVES SUITABLE FOR SURFING USING WAVE-FORMING CAISSONS WITH FLOATING WAVE ATTENUATOR

1. A wave generator for a wave pool comprising:a caisson associated with a body of water within said wave pool, wherein a column of water within said caisson communicates with said body of water;
a fan, blower or pump mechanism which introduces air into and out of said caisson and has the effect of causing said column of water to move up and down within said caisson;
a floating attenuator positioned on top of said column of water, wherein said attenuator is adapted to remain substantially in contact with the surface of said column of water as it moves up and down within said caisson; and
a substantially vertically oriented post positioned inside said caisson which is extended through a hole in said attenuator, wherein the movable association between said hole and said post helps to keep said attenuator in a substantially horizontal orientation as it travels up and down within said caisson.

US Pat. No. 10,458,135

SUBMERGIBLE PUBLIC SANITARY DEVICE HAVING AT LEAST ONE CLOSABLE WALK-IN POSITION

URILIFT BEHEER B.V., Bee...

10. A public sanitary device, comprising a housing with one or more walk-in positions, each with a receptacle for human excrement and/or urine, wherein the housing comprises:a first housing part intended for placing underground,
a second housing part received movably in the first housing part, and
a third housing part received movably in the second housing part,
wherein the sanitary device comprises a drive for moving the second and third housing parts between an underground rest position and an above-ground position of use, characterized in that at least one of the walk-in positions is provided with a door for closing the walk-in position and that the door comprises a first and a second door segment, which door segments are movable in longitudinal direction relative to each other, wherein the second housing part comprises the first door segment and wherein the third housing part comprises the second door segment, wherein the housing comprises two or more walk-in positions, wherein at least one of the walk-in positions is provided with the door and at least one of the walk-in positions is not provided with the door, wherein the door is movable in the position of use in transverse direction of the housing between an open position and a closed position, wherein in the open position the door is received at least partially in the housing, wherein the second door segment is mounted on to a rail extending along an inner surface of the third housing part and wherein the first door segment is mounted on to a rail extending over the bottom of the second housing part.

US Pat. No. 10,458,132

STRING GROOVE MASONRY CLAMP

1. A string groove masonry clamp apparatus for clamping a string, comprising:a clamp body;
the clamp body including a first clamp side;
the clamp body including a second clamp side pivotally connected to the first clamp side;
a string positioning guide connected to the first clamp side;
the string positioning guide including a guide body including an inner end contact face and an inner side contact face, the inner side contact face including a front edge face positioned distally beyond the second clamp side, and the inner end contact face defining a block top string groove.

US Pat. No. 10,458,131

APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING HIGH ELECTRICAL RESISTANCE FOR AERIAL WORK PLATFORM COMPONENTS

TIME MANUFACTURING COMPAN...

1. A method for providing high electrical resistance for an upper control assembly of an aerial lift, the upper control assembly comprising control handles coupled to a control panel that comprises a valve assembly and fluid lines directing hydraulic fluid into and out of a plurality of control valves incorporated within the valve assembly, the method comprising:interposing an isolation member between, i) the fluid lines and ii) a set of fluid conduits that extend from the upper control assembly towards a fluid tank disposed on a lower portion of the hydraulic aerial lift that is electrically connected to ground; and
coupling the isolation member to the upper control assembly, wherein the isolation member comprises a manifold, a first set of fittings and a second set of fittings;
wherein the manifold is constructed of material that: i) conducts no more than 400 microamperes at 40 kV AC and no more than 56 microamperes at 56 kV DC, and ii) has a plurality of through-holes configured to allow and withstand hydraulic fluid or pneumatic gas to flow through the isolation member into and out of the fluid lines and conduits at: a) a rate of 6 gpm, b) pressure between 3000 psi and 6000 psi, and c) a temperature between ?40 F and 200 F;
wherein the manifold includes a first face and a second face such that each of the plurality of through-holes extends from the first face to the second face so as to allow the hydraulic fluid or pneumatic gas to flow through the isolation member;
wherein the first set of fittings is coupled to the first face of the manifold and to the fluid lines in the upper control assembly, wherein each one of the first set of fittings is configured to direct flow of the hydraulic fluid from one of the fluid lines into the isolation member or to direct flow of the hydraulic fluid from the isolation member into one other of the fluid lines;
wherein the second set of fittings is coupled to the second face of the manifold and to the fluid conduits, wherein each one of the second set of fittings is configured to direct flow of the hydraulic fluid from one of the fluid conduits into the isolation member or to direct flow of the hydraulic fluid from the isolation member into one other of the fluid conduits
wherein the first and second sets of fittings, the fluid lines, the valve assembly, and the fluid conduits are substantially electrically conductive, and the isolation member substantially isolates the first set of fittings, the fluid lines, and the upper control assembly from the second set of fittings, the fluid conduits, and the lower portion of the hydraulic aerial lift, wherein the upper control assembly is electrically isolated from all electrically connected sources disposed at the lower portion of the hydraulic aerial lift that are electrically connected to the ground; and
wherein the material is selected from the group consisting of a plastic, ceramic and glass material.

US Pat. No. 10,458,130

DEMOUNTABLE WALL SYSTEM AND METHOD

Oldcastle BuildingEnvelop...

1. A demountable wall system comprising:a frame component defining a front channel; and
a leveling base within the front channel and comprising a support surface, wherein the leveling base is vertically positionable within the front channel through at least one adjustment mechanism such that a vertical position of the support surface within the front channel is controlled, and wherein the frame component is configured to support a panel within the front channel and on the leveling base.

US Pat. No. 10,458,128

LOOSEFILL INSULATION BLOWING MACHINE WITH A DISTRIBUTION AIRSTREAM HAVING A VARIABLE FLOW RATE

Owens Corning Intellecuta...

1. A machine for distributing loosefill insulation material from a package of compressed loosefill insulation material, the machine comprising:a chute having an inlet end and an outlet end, the inlet end configured to receive compressed loosefill insulation material;
a lower unit having:
a shredding chamber configured to receive the compressed loosefill insulation material from the outlet end of the chute, the shredding chamber including a plurality of shredders and at least one agitator configured to shred, pick apart and condition the loosefill insulation material thereby forming conditioned loosefill insulation material, the at least one agitator having an actual rotational speed;
a discharge mechanism mounted to receive the conditioned loosefill insulation material exiting the shredding chamber, the discharge mechanism configured to distribute the conditioned loosefill insulation material into a distribution airstream;
a blower configured to provide the distribution airstream flowing through the discharge mechanism, the blower driven by a blower motor;
an airflow sensor positioned upstream from the blower motor and configured to measure an actual airflow into the blower motor;
a control panel configured to direct operating characteristics of the machine and further configured to compare an actual insulation mass flow rate using the measured actual airflow and the actual rotational speed of the agitator to a theoretical insulation mass flow rate for a selected mode;
wherein a flow rate of the distribution airstream is varied by control of the rotational speed of the blower motor as directed by the control panel thereby varying the density, coverage and thermal insulative value of the distributed loosefill insulation material until such point that the theoretical insulation mass flow rate and the actual insulation mass flow rate agree.

US Pat. No. 10,458,124

PANEL

1. A panel, comprising: a panel top side; a panel underside; and at least two mutually opposite panel edges, which respectively have an edge break formed as a bevel at the panel top side, wherein the edge breaks in a connected condition together form a joint in a covering surface, wherein a first of the edge breaks is at one of the panel edges and is larger than a second of the edge breaks that is at the opposite panel edge, and wherein a lower part of the first, larger edge break of the one panel edge in the connected condition is overlapped by the second edge break of the opposite panel edge, wherein the panel edge with the first, larger edge break has a projection with a free end that is rounded in cross-section, wherein the opposite panel edge has a recess that is rounded to match the projection so that in the connected condition the projection is engaged in the recess of an adjacent panel so that the panel edges are centered relative to one another and the panels are locked against movement in a direction perpendicular to the panel edges.

US Pat. No. 10,458,121

GUTTER GUARD BARRIER

GutterGlove, Inc., Rosev...

1. A gutter debris preclusion system for attachment to a gutter and roof, comprising:a gutter debris preclusion device wider than a width of a prospective gutter, having a roof side and gutter side, the roof side extending beyond a roof side edge of the prospective gutter and being configured for attachment to a prospective roof, the gutter side having a contact portion running along a length of the device comprising;
a solid, non-porous lip whose bottom surface is substantially flax; and
a drip leg joined to the lip, the drip leg extending downward into the prospective gutter,
wherein the lip and drip leg and are proximal to a lip of the prospective gutter,
wherein the device spans an open face of the protective gutter and extends at least one of onto or over the prospective gutter lip, wherein the lip is parallel to a top surface of the prospective gutter lip and covers an entirety of the prospective gutter lip when placed thereupon; and
a double-sided adhesive tape pre-attached to an entire length of the contact portion and, upon application of the device, a bottom surface of the adhesive tape is attached to the prospective gutter lip,
wherein the adhesive tape secures the contact portion of the gutter debris preclusion device to the prospective gutter lip and forms a seal therebetween, and prevents galvanic corrosion between the gutter preclusion device and the prospective gutter.

US Pat. No. 10,458,117

MICROENCAPSULATION OF MATERIALS USING CENOSPHERES

The Board of Trustees of ...

1. A composition, comprising: a perforated cenosphere and a core material, wherein the core material is encapsulated inside the perforated cenosphere, wherein the core material comprises a phase change material, wherein the phase change material is 20% or more by weight of the composition, and wherein the phase change material is paraffin wax.

US Pat. No. 10,458,113

BUILDING ASSEMBLY STRUCTURE

LEOPLE, Inc., Nonsan-si,...

1. A building assembly structure comprising:a coupling block fixed on the ground or to a frame so as to fix and extend the frame, wherein the coupling block comprises:
a body having a first through-hole passing through upper and lower portions thereof;
a connection member coupled to a lower portion of the first through-hole, and having a second through-hole formed therein, wherein the connection member has a cut portion formed on an outer peripheral surface thereof;
a fixing plate coupled to the connection member so as to be located on the lower portion of the body, and having a fixing protrusion protruding from a side thereof;
a vibration-proof pad coupled to the upper portion of the body in order to absorb load and shocks applied from above;
a bracket installed so as to be vertically movable along the outer peripheral surface of the connection member, and protruding to an upper portion of the vibration-proof pad;
a shock absorption plate coupled to an upper end of the bracket, and located on the upper portion of the vibration-proof pad; and
a buffer member inserted into the cut portion so as to absorb shocks when the bracket moves vertically.

US Pat. No. 10,458,109

WATERLESS URINAL AND METHOD THEREFOR

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A waterless urinal for a vehicle, the waterless urinal comprising:a fluid bowl having a drain; and
a waterless urinal cartridge removably disposed within the drain, the waterless urinal cartridge including
a housing having
at least one wall,
a waste reservoir disposed within the housing, the waste reservoir being defined by the at least one wall and being configured to hold a predetermined volume of urine, and
a drainage aperture defined by the at least one wall and being configured so that an amount of urine exceeding the predetermined volume of urine flows through the drainage aperture to exit the housing, and
a cover coupled to the housing and forming part of a surface contour of the fluid bowl, the cover including
a sealing fluid reservoir having walls that are separate and distinct from the at least one wall of the housing that defines the waste reservoir and the drainage aperture, the walls of the sealing fluid reservoir form a containment perimeter with an open bottom so as to contain a sealing fluid floating on top of the predetermined volume of urine, and
a plurality of fluid passages for directing urine from the fluid bowl to the sealing fluid reservoir, the sealing fluid reservoir being in communication with an internal cavity of the housing,
wherein the waste reservoir includes at least one fluid flow control feature configured to restrain urine movement within the waste reservoir in response to a change in vehicle dynamics.

US Pat. No. 10,458,107

DROP-ACTUATED FLUSH MECHANISM FOR A TOILET

1. A drop-actuated flush mechanism for a toilet comprises:a cistern;
a lax hose;
a filling inlet;
a flush initiation mechanism;
a drop-and-retraction mechanism;
an external water supply line;
a fill valve;
a float-actuated trigger;
said cistern comprises a receiving opening and a drainage opening;
said lax hose comprises a first open end, a second open end, and a bight;
said filling inlet being integrated into said cistern, adjacent to said receiving opening;
said drainage opening being in fluid communication with said first open end;
said flush initiation mechanism being operatively coupled to said drop-and-retraction mechanism, wherein said flush initiation mechanism is used to actuate said drop-and-retraction mechanism;
said drop-and-retraction mechanism being operatively coupled to said bight, wherein said drop-and-retraction mechanism is used to lower said bight in order to flush said cistern and is then used to raise bight in order to refill said cistern;
said external water supply line being in fluid communication with said filling inlet through said fill valve;
said float-actuated trigger being in fluid communication with said cistern, adjacent to said drainage opening; and
said float-actuated trigger being operatively coupled to said fill valve, wherein said float-actuated trigger is used to open said fill valve while said cistern is refilling with new water and is used to close said fill valve after said cistern is refilled with said new water.

US Pat. No. 10,458,105

MAGNETIC SINK INSERT

1. A magnetic sink insert, comprising:a first ring including an upper portion and a lower portion, the first ring including an outer wall and an interior wall defining an opening;
wherein the interior wall is a continuously smooth surface;
wherein the interior wall defines an uninterrupted open space through which material is able to flow;
wherein an inner diameter of the upper portion is equal to an inner diameter of the lower portion;
wherein an outer diameter of the upper portion is greater than an outer diameter of the lower portion;
wherein the first ring includes a magnetic material;
wherein the lower portion is configured to removably engage a sink drain.

US Pat. No. 10,458,101

EDGE WEAR PROTECTOR SYSTEM

Makuri Technology Pte. Lt...

1. An edge wear protector system adapted to be attached to a bucket of earth moving equipment, the bucket comprising a base plate and a side plate connected to the base plate, the edge wear protector system comprising:a first member attachable to the base plate, the first member comprising an attaching side adapted to connect to the base plate when the first member is attached to the base plate, a proximal side and a distal side opposite the proximal side, wherein the first member comprises a plug channel adapted to receive a plug weld therein and the plug channel of the first member extends linearly across the attaching side of the first member and spaced parallelly from the proximal side of the first member, wherein the first member comprises an opening adapted to provide access to the plug channel of the first member for welding of the plug weld of the first member;
a second member attachable to the side plate, the second member comprising an attaching side adapted to connect to the side plate when the second member is attached to the side plate, and a connecting side at an end of the second member, wherein the connecting side is adapted to be connected to the attaching side of the first member, wherein the second member comprises a plug channel adapted to receive a plug weld therein and the plug channel of the second member extends linearly along the intersection of the attaching side of the second member and the connecting side of the second member; and
wherein the first member is connectable to the second member and the plug channel of the first member is connected to the plug channel of the second member, wherein, the plug weld, when welded to the plug channel of the second member is adapted to secure the second member to the first member and both the first member and the second member to the bucket.

US Pat. No. 10,458,100

ADAPTER SYSTEM FOR ATTACHING COMPONENTS TO DIFFERENTLY SIZED BASE EDGES

Caterpillar Inc., Peoria...

1. A shim for use with a wear member, the shim comprising:a flat body that defines:
a first aperture that includes a closed end and an open end, wherein the first aperture is defined by at least three surfaces including two side surfaces and at least one surface that defines the closed end and that further defines a surface normal that points toward the open end;
a second aperture that includes a closed end and an open end, wherein the second aperture is defined by at least three surfaces including two side surfaces and at least one surface that defines the closed end and that further defines a surface normal that points toward the open end;
wherein the surface normal of the first aperture forms an angle with the surface normal of the second aperture that is greater than zero degrees;
wherein the body includes a spine portion that is disposed between the apertures and wherein the spine defines a sweep axis for the body of the shim and wherein the spine changes direction along the sweep axis that also changes direction; and
wherein the body defines a third aperture that is similarly configured as the first aperture and a fourth aperture that is similarly configured as the second aperture wherein the first aperture is disposed on the same side of the spine as the third aperture and the second aperture is disposed on the same side of the spine as the fourth aperture.

US Pat. No. 10,458,098

CONSTRUCTION MACHINE HAVING A MONITORING DEVICE

1. A construction machine having an undercarriage, at least one functional component, a chassis on which a cab for at least one driver's position is arranged, and having monitoring cameras which are mounted on the construction machine and are connected to at least one monitor which is arranged in the cab, in order to permit visual monitoring of operations to a side or rear of the construction machine, wherein at least three monitoring cameras are provided which each have wide-angle lenses with camera ranges, and wherein the camera ranges produce image fields for monitoring the outdoor areas around the construction machine, and which are determined in terms of their mounting position and their photographing direction wherein a first monitoring camera is a rear-mounted camera for monitoring a rear side of the construction machine, a camera range of the first monitoring camera has a photographing direction inclined with respect to an installation plane (X) of the construction machine, a second monitoring camera is a side camera for monitoring a left-hand side of the construction machine, and a third monitoring camera is for monitoring a right-hand side of the construction machine, the mounting position of which is located on an upper left-hand corner region or right-hand corner region of a front side of the construction machine, and wherein the camera ranges of the second and the third monitoring camera each have a photographing direction, being the camera's primary axis, pointing downwards in an angular range ±5° with respect to a vertical (Y) of the installation plane (X) of the construction machine, and the second monitoring camera and the third monitoring camera are mounted at different height levels with respect to the installation plane (X) of the construction machine, whereby their image fields are different with respect to their spatial extension, and the image fields of the at least three monitoring cameras are combinable by means of image processing to form one composite image, the composite image comprising a plurality of sections of overlapping portions of two of the image fields which are bounded by seam lines, wherein the image fields of the second and third monitoring camera overlap with each other in a direction of the front side of the construction machine and both overlap with the image field of the first monitoring camera, respectively, wherein the second monitoring and the third monitoring cameras create image fields as side cameras for monitoring the left-hand side and the right-hand side which are bounded by a seam line in front of the construction machine in a direction aligned with a driver's direct field of vision such that there are no blind spots in the direction aligned with the driver's direct field of vision, and wherein the second monitoring camera and the third monitoring camera have wide angle lenses with image angles of at least 135° vertically and at least 135° horizontally.

US Pat. No. 10,458,094

VERSATILE CONNECTOR FOR EXCAVATOR TOOLS

1. A mounting system for attaching implements on a boom, the mounting system comprising:a. a universal rectangular mounting plate comprising:
i. first and second upright attachment portions with openings defined therein constructed and arranged to be selectively secured to the boom;
ii. a first elongate coupling flange disposed on a first side of the mounting plate; and
iii. a second elongate coupling flange disposed on an opposite side of the mounting plate;
b. a first rectangular attachment plate coupled to an excavator bucket for securement of the excavator bucket to the universal planar mounting plate, the first attachment plate comprising first attachment plate receiving segments disposed in parallel so as to accommodate passage of the universal rectangular coupling flanges and at least one opening for receiving a pin; and
c. a second rectangular attachment plate directly physically integrated into a second implement for securement of the second implement to the universal planar mounting plate, the second attachment plate comprising second attachment plate receiving segments disposed in parallel so as to accommodate passage of the planar mounting plate coupling flanges, a hollow housing disposed opposite the mounting plate, the hollow housing defined by a plurality of walls and at least one opening for receiving a pin,
wherein the second implement is selected from a group consisting of a grapple and a blade.

US Pat. No. 10,458,091

PILE DRIVING MACHINE

IHC HOLLAND IE B.V., Sli...

1. A pile measuring system suitable for determining one or more parameters of a pile during pile driving of the pile, said pile drivable into ground by a pile driver, said pile driver comprising a hammer and a sleeve, said hammer and said sleeve placed at a top of the pile, said pile measuring system comprising:at least one positioning sensor, wherein the at least one positioning sensor is attached or attachable to a location on the sleeve and configured to measure position coordinates of the respective location on the sleeve during pile driving of the pile; and
a parameter calculator configured to determine the one or more parameters of the pile from the position coordinates measured by the at least one positioning sensor during pile driving of the pile.

US Pat. No. 10,458,090

SOIL DISPLACEMENT PILES

HUBBELL POWER SYSTEMS, IN...

1. A soil displacement assembly forming a portion of a pile that is intended to be driven into soil and remain in the soil to support a structural load, the soil displacement assembly comprising:an upper helical plate having a central opening defining an inner edge portion, and an outer edge portion;
a lower helical plate having a central opening defining an inner edge portion, and an outer edge portion, the lower helical plate being independent of the upper helical plate and spaced a predefined distance from the upper helical plate along a longitudinal axis of the soil displacement assembly such that the upper and lower helical plates do not overlap; and
at least one curved soil displacement plate having a first edge portion attached to the upper helical plate and a second edge portion attached to the lower helical plate such that a convex surface of the at least one curved soil displacement plate forming a soil contacting surface extends from the inner edge portions of the upper helical plate and the lower helical plate to the outer edge portions of the upper helical plate and the lower helical plate, and is oriented to contact soil when the soil displacement assembly is driven into the soil to displace the soil from the inner edge portions of the upper helical plate and the lower helical plate toward the outer edge portions of the upper helical plate and the lower helical plate so as to create a cavity in the soil.

US Pat. No. 10,458,089

HELICAL PILE WITH CUTTING TIP

HUBBELL INCORPORATED, Sh...

1. A lead for a helical pile, the lead comprising:a shaft having an end portion and a head portion, wherein the head portion is configured to connect to a helical pile extension or a pile drive system, and wherein the end portion includes a short end on a first side of the shaft and a long end on a second side of the shaft that is opposite the first side such that a bottom surface of the shaft is sloped from the short end to the long end;
at least one load bearing helical plate attached at the end portion of the shaft; and
a cutting tip including:
a mounting portion secured to an exterior of the long end of the end portion of the shaft; anda body portion extending from the mounting portion and below the bottom surface of the shaft, the body portion having a cutting bit and a cutting body area adjacent the cutting bit, the cutting body area having a front portion adjacent the cutting bit and a rear portion spaced from the front portion by a pair of side walls, wherein the pair of side walls are tapered from the front portion to the rear portion such that a cross-sectional thickness between the sidewalls at the front portion is greater than a cross-sectional thickness between the sidewalls at the rear portion, the cutting bit having a front surface and a bottom surface, the bottom surface of the cutting bit extending below the front portion of the cutting body area and being tapered from the front surface of the cutting bit to the front portion of the cutting body area.

US Pat. No. 10,458,081

WORK ATTACHMENT FOR MOTOR GRADER

Caterpillar Inc., Peoria...

1. A work attachment for a motor grader comprising:a moldboard defining a plurality of first apertures; and
a trip edge assembly removably coupled to the moldboard, the trip edge assembly comprising:
a trip edge structure including:
a first plate having a first end portion and a second end portion opposite the first end portion,
a second plate that extends from a first side of the first plate at the second end portion of the first plate, and
a third plate that extends from a fourth end of the second plate opposite a third end of the second plate from which the second plate extends from the first side of the first plate;
a pivoting mechanism configured to pivot the third plate of the trip edge assembly in a first direction with respect to the moldboard and the second plate when the trip edge assembly encounters an object in a drive path of the motor grader; and
a mounting structure welded to the first plate, the mounting structure defining a plurality of second apertures,
wherein the plurality of second apertures are aligned with the plurality of first apertures to receive mechanical fasteners to removably couple the trip edge assembly with the moldboard.

US Pat. No. 10,458,080

GANGWAY HAVING POSITION LOCKING ASSEMBLY

Safe Rack LLC, Andrews, ...

1. A gangway comprising:a fixed platform;
a support structure connected to the fixed platform in a manner that allows the support structure to rotate with respect to the fixed platform; and
a releasable position locking assembly that inhibits rotation of said support structure in a raising direction, said releasable locking assembly including a closed-loop fluid arrangement.

US Pat. No. 10,458,064

STRANDED CONDUCTOR AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING STRANDED CONDUCTOR

FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LT...

1. A stranded conductor, comprising:an inner layer portion; and
an outermost layer disposed outside of and concentrically with the inner layer portion,
wherein the inner layer portion and outermost layer comprise a plurality of filaments stranded together such that the plurality of filaments comprises a plurality of softened filaments made of an aluminum material and identical to one another and includes a filament disposed along a center of the stranded conductor and a predetermined number of filaments disposed around and concentrically with the center, the inner layer portion includes six filaments of the filaments disposed around and concentrically with the center, and twelve filaments of the filaments disposed around and concentrically with the center and the six filaments, and a lay length is from 8.6 times to 22.0 times a conductor diameter of the stranded conductor, the outermost layer is formed of eighteen filaments of the filaments, an outer layer lay length with which the outermost layer is stranded is from 6.8 times to 22.7 times the conductor diameter, and an inner layer lay length of the inner layer portion in a state in which the outermost layer is formed is a value determined by Equation (1),
where P1 represents an inner layer lay length prior to formation of the outermost layer, P2 represents the outer layer lay length, and P3 represents the inner layer lay length in the state in which the outermost layer is formed.

US Pat. No. 10,458,063

CABLE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING CABLE

NIPPON STEEL ENGINEERING ...

1. A method for manufacturing a cable, comprising:a filling step of filling a tube hole of a socket main body which is formed in a tubular shape and in which first end portions of wire rods are disposed with a mixture obtained by mixing a thermosetting resin into a preliminary mixture obtained by mixing ceramic particles and fly ash in advance,
wherein the ceramic particles are formed in non-fibrous particles.

US Pat. No. 10,458,057

CLOTHES DRYER WITH A FOAM SEAL

Whirlpool Corporation, B...

1. A clothes dryer comprising:a cabinet defining an interior and having a first bulkhead at least partially defining an access opening to the interior;
a rotating drum having a first edge defining a first drum opening; and
a composite seal located between the first bulkhead and the first edge, the composite seal receiving the first edge and having a foam layer comprising memory foam and confronting the first bulkhead and a low-friction layer having a coefficient of kinetic friction less than 0.3, with the low-friction layer confronting and receiving the first edge.

US Pat. No. 10,458,049

CONTINUOUS BORON NITRIDE NANOTUBE YARNS AND METHODS OF PRODUCTION

University of New Hampshi...

1. A continuous boron nitride nanotube yarn comprising:a plurality of boron-nitride nanotubes made using a continuous process, the plurality of boron-nitride nanotubes including a first boron-nitride nanotube and a second boron-nitride nanotube, the first and second boron-nitride nanotubes each have an aspect ratio of greater than 100,000:1 and each forming a helix around a common axis wherein the first and second boron-nitride nanotubes each have a pitch angle between 5° and 50°, thereby forming a continuous boron nitride nanotube yarn having a length greater than 1 m.

US Pat. No. 10,458,046

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING GRAPHENE FIBER

IUCF-HYU (Industry-Univer...

1. A method for producing a graphene composite fiber, the method comprising:a) dispersing graphene and a surfactant in a solvent to prepare a dispersion,
b) spinning the dispersion into a coagulation bath containing polymer solution to form a graphene-gel fiber, and
c) drying the graphene-gel fiber to produce the graphene composite fiber.

US Pat. No. 10,458,045

BRUSH WITH MAGNETIC FILAMENTS

HCT ASIA LTD., Hong Kong...

1. A cosmetic brush for simultaneously applying a skincare product and magnetic therapy comprising:an elongate handle having first and second ends and a longitudinal axis extending therebetween;
a cosmetic applicator coupled to the first end of the handle and extending substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis, the cosmetic applicator comprising a plurality of supple natural fibers infused with a permanently magnetic material; and
a magnet disposed in the handle;
wherein the cosmetic applicator has a magnetic character comprising first and second magnetic fields, wherein the second magnetic field supplements the first magnetic field.

US Pat. No. 10,458,042

CALCIUM FLUORIDE MEMBER, METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME, AND METHOD FOR PRESSURE-BONDING CALCIUM FLUORIDE CRYSTAL

NIKON CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. A method of producing a calcium fluoride member, the method comprising:pressure-bonding together a first member made from monocrystalline calcium fluoride and a second member made from monocrystalline or polycrystalline calcium fluoride.

US Pat. No. 10,458,041

ALUMINA SUBSTRATE

TDK CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. An alumina substrate comprising:an alumina substrate base;
an AlN layer formed on a surface of the alumina substrate base, and
a plurality of spaced rare earth element-containing regions and a plurality of spaced gaps in an interior of the AlN layer or at an interface between the AlN layer and the alumina substrate base;
wherein the plurality of spaced rare earth element-containing regions are spaced from each other in a direction of the interface between the AlN layer and the alumina substrate base and dispersed among the plurality of spaced gaps.

US Pat. No. 10,458,037

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PRODUCING ANTI-WETTING STRUCTURES ON METALLIC SURFACES

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A method comprising:introducing a metallic object to an electrochemical solution, wherein the metallic object has a surface;
introducing a cathode to the electrochemical solution;
attaching an anode to the metallic object;
generating microscale roughness on the metallic object by applying a first electric potential between the cathode and anode, such that selective electrochemical etching of the surface of the metallic object occurs, wherein the selective etching etches grain boundaries at the surface of the metallic object, the grain boundaries defining grain faces; and
subsequent to generating the microscale roughness on the metallic object, generating nanoscale roughness on the grain faces by applying a second electrical potential between the cathode and anode, the second electrical potential being less than or equal to approximately 2.4 volts and the first electrical potential being less than the second electrical potential.

US Pat. No. 10,458,035

ANODIZATION OF BONDED ASSEMBLY

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

1. A method of anodizing a bonded assembly, comprising:attaching a first electrode to a first component of the bonded assembly, the bonded assembly comprising:
the first component,
a second component bonded to the first component, and
an adhesive bonding the second component to the first component, wherein the adhesive comprises an electrically insulating material, and wherein the second component is electrically isolated from the first component;
attaching a second electrode to the second component of the bonded assembly, wherein attaching the second electrode to the second component comprises contacting the second component with a first arm of the second electrode, and disposing an insulator between a second arm of the second electrode and the first component, and wherein the second electrode clamps against the bonded assembly such that the first arm of the second electrode applies pressure against the second component in a first direction and the second arm of the second electrode applies pressure against the first component in a second direction opposite the first direction; and
forming a first oxide layer on the first component and a second oxide layer on the second component.

US Pat. No. 10,458,028

METHOD FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL AMMONIA SYNTHESIS USING SINGLE-CRYSTALLINE METAL CATALYST

Korea Institute of Scienc...

1. An electrochemical reactor for ammonia synthesis which comprises a cathode, an anode and an electrolyte,wherein the cathode comprises a single-crystalline metal thin film on the surface thereof,
wherein the metal is Cu, Ag or an alloy thereof,
wherein the single-crystalline metal thin film has a root-mean square roughness of 0.1-1 nm, as analyzed by atomic force microscopy (AFM),
wherein the single-crystalline metal thin film has a thickness of 50-300 nm, and
wherein most of the surface of the single-crystalline metal thin film comprises (111) crystal surface and other (100) and (220) crystal surfaces are not substantially exposed on the surface.

US Pat. No. 10,458,027

ELECTRODE-SUPPORTED TUBULAR SOLID-OXIDE ELECTROCHEMICAL CELL

Low Emission Resources Co...

1. A tubular solid-oxide electrochemical cell comprising:a porous cathode configured in a tubular shape, the porous cathode comprising a first mixed ionically/electronically conductive composite material comprising a solid-oxide electrolyte substance having ionic conductivity and a first electrochemically active substance having electronic conductivity;
an electrolyte disposed as a thin-layer on at least part of a surface of the porous cathode, the electrolyte comprising the solid-oxide electrolyte substance; and
a porous anode disposed on at least part of a surface of the electrolyte, the porous anode comprising a second mixed ionically/electronically conductive composite material comprising the solid-oxide electrolyte substance and a second electrochemically active substance having electronic conductivity;
wherein the porous cathode and the porous anode are connected to a power source, such that the tubular solid-oxide electrochemical cell is adapted to perform catalytic electrochemical synthesis of ammonia.

US Pat. No. 10,458,025

MOISTURE REMOVING APPARATUS USING ELECTRIC DISCHARGE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A moisture removing apparatus using electric discharge, the apparatus comprising:a casing comprising an opening;
a condensation cover configured to cover the opening such that the casing and the condensation cover are configured to form an enclosure together for containing an electric circuit board;
a first electrode disposed within the enclosure, connected to one electrode of a power source, and coated with a dielectric material on a surface thereof; and
a second electrode disposed within the enclosure, connected to a remaining electrode of the power source, and spaced apart from the first electrode so as to define an electric discharge air path between the first electrode and the second electrode,
wherein the electric discharge air path is provided between the surface of the first electrode coated with the dielectric material and the second electrode, wherein the first and second electrodes are configured to generate electric discharge which causes moisture of air passing through the electric discharge air path to be decomposed while air inside the casing circulates to pass through the electric discharge air path,
wherein the condensation cover comprises an upper panel and a plurality of side panels that are configured to from a partitioned space in which the first and second electrodes are located, wherein the condensation cover comprises an opened bottom that is configured to allow air inside the casing to circulate into the partitioned space,
wherein the condensation cover comprises a heat radiation surface, and is made of a material having higher thermal conductivity than that of the casing, and the first and second electrodes are spaced apart from inner surfaces of the plurality of side panels and the upper panel such that the moisture inside the casing is condensed on the inner surfaces of the plurality of side panels and the upper panel.

US Pat. No. 10,458,023

LANTHANUM MOLYBDATE ABRADABLE COATINGS, THEIR METHODS OF FORMATION AND USE

General Electric Company,...

1. A coated turbine shroud comprising, a turbine shroud defining a surface and an abradable coating on the surface of the turbine shroud having the formula: La2-xAxMo2-y-y?WyBy?O9-?, forming a crystalline structure, wherein:A comprises Li, Na, K, Rb, Cs, Sc, Y, Ce, Pr, Nd, Pm, Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, Er, Tm, Yb, Lu, Th, Be, Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba, Cu, Bi, Cd, Zn, Ag, Au, Pt, Ir, Rh, Ru, Pd, or combinations thereof;
0 0 B comprises Ta, Nb, V, Fe, Cr, Mn, Co, Ni, Sn, Ga, Al, Re, In, S, or combinations thereof;
0?y??about 0.2, wherein the sum of y and y? is about 0.01 to about 1.6; and
0???about 0.2.

US Pat. No. 10,458,020

SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND SUBSTRATE PROCESSING METHOD

Ebara Corporation, Tokyo...

1. A substrate processing method comprising:holding a first area of a lower surface of a substrate with a centering stage;
obtaining an amount of eccentricity and an eccentricity direction of a center of the substrate, when held on the centering stage, from a central axis of the centering stage;
calculating a distance by which the centering stage is to be moved and an angle through which the centering stage is to be rotated, based on an initial relative position of the central axis of the centering stage with respect to a central axis of a processing stage, the amount of eccentricity, and the eccentricity direction, the distance and the angle to be calculated being a distance and an angle necessary for the center of the substrate on the centering stage to be located on the central axis of the processing stage;
performing a centering operation of moving the centering stage by the calculated distance and rotating the centering stage through the calculated angle until the center of the substrate coincides with the central axis of the processing stage;
holding a second area of the lower surface of the substrate with the processing stage, while separating the centering stage from the substrate; and
processing the substrate while rotating the processing stage about its central axis.

US Pat. No. 10,458,015

REACTIVE SPUTTERING PROCESS

1. Method for reactive sputtering in which, by means of ion bombardment, material is ejected from the surface of a first target and undergoes transition to a gas phase,wherein negative voltage is applied pulse-wise to the first target to generate a voltage pulse in such a way that an electric current having a current density of greater than 0.5 A/cm2 occurs at a first target surface of the first target, such that the material undergoing transition to the gas phase is at least partly ionized, and in which a reactive gas flow is established and reactive gas reacts with the material of the first target surface,
wherein a duration of the voltage pulse is chosen such that, during the voltage pulse, the first target surface is in a first intermediate state at the start of the voltage pulse and, in a second intermediate state at the end of the voltage pulse,
wherein the second intermediate state is more metallic and less poisoned than the first intermediate state, and
wherein interruption times between a first impulse and a later impulse at the first target are chosen in such a way that in this time, the reactive gas reacts with the first target surface to a point that at a beginning of the later impulse, the first target surface in terms of coverage has essentially the same intermediate state as at a beginning of the first impulse and the later impulse is an impulse directly following the first impulse, in such a way that no further impulse occurs in-between the first impulse and the later impulse.

US Pat. No. 10,458,008

ZIRCONIUM-COBALT-NICKEL-ALUMINUM GLASSES WITH HIGH GLASS FORMING ABILITY AND HIGH REFLECTIVITY

GlassiMetal Technology, I...

1. An alloy capable of forming a metallic glass having a composition represented by the following formula:Zr(100-a-b-c-d)TiaCobNicAld
where:
a is up to 10;
b ranges from 12 to 22;
c ranges from 8 to 20; and
d ranges from 8 to 18,
wherein the critical plate thickness of the alloy is at least 2 mm, and
wherein the CIELAB L* value of the metallic glass is at least 78.

US Pat. No. 10,457,997

PROCESSING OF HOT STAMPED PARTS

MAGNA INTERNATIONAL INC.,...

1. A method of forming a part, comprising the steps of:providing a blank delimited by at least one peripheral edge and formed of a steel material;
heating the blank to a predetermined temperature;
forming the heated blank to a predetermined geometry;
the forming step including quenching the blank to form martensite in the blank;
the quenching step including limiting the amount of martensite formed in at least one select area completely spaced from the at least one peripheral edge of the blank by other areas of the blank having more martensite than the at least one select area; and
forming at least one hole in the at least one select area of the blank.

US Pat. No. 10,457,984

MASSIVE PARALLEL METHOD FOR DECODING DNA AND RNA

THE TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA ...

1. A cytosine deoxyribonucleotide analogue having the structure:
wherein R (a) represents a small, chemically cleavable, chemical group capping the oxygen at the 3? position of the deoxyribose of the deoxyribonucleotide analogue, (b) does not interfere with recognition of the analogue as a substrate by a DNA polymerase, (c) is stable during a DNA polymerase reaction, (d) does not contain a ketone group, and (e) is not a —CH2CH?CH2 group;
wherein OR is not a methoxy group or an ester group;
wherein the covalent bond between the 3?-oxygen and R is stable during a DNA polymerase reaction;
wherein tag represents a detectable fluorescent moiety;
wherein Y represents a chemically cleavable, chemical linker which (a) does not interfere with recognition of the analogue as a substrate by a DNA polymerase and (b) is stable during a DNA polymerase reaction; and
wherein the cytosine deoxyribonucleotide analogue:
i) is recognized as a substrate by a DNA polymerase,
ii) is incorporated at the end of a growing strand of DNA during a DNA polymerase reaction,
iii) produces a 3?-OH group on the deoxyribose upon cleavage of R,
iv) no longer includes a tag on the base upon cleavage of Y, and
v) is capable of forming hydrogen bonds with guanine or a guanine nucleotide analogue.

US Pat. No. 10,457,974

METHODS FOR DIAGNOSING INFECTIOUS DISEASES USING ADSORPTION MEDIA

ExThera Medical Corporati...

1. An in vitro method for removing a bacteria of genus Borrelia from a subject, the method comprising:(a) contacting a blood sample obtained from said subject with an adsorption media under conditions to form an adhering complex comprising the adsorption media and a cell present in the blood sample which is infected with the bacteria; and
(b) removing the adhering complex from the blood sample, to thereby remove the bacteria of genus Borrelia and treat Lyme disease.

US Pat. No. 10,457,949

RDNA NTS-BASED GENE MULTIPLE INSERTION CASSETTE SET AND GRAS-GRADE RECOMBINANT YEAST STRAIN

CHUNG-ANG UNIVERSITY INDU...

1. A gene multiple insertion cassette comprising:a 5?-end fragment of Sacchoromyces cerevisiae ribosomal DNA nontranscribed spacer (rDNA NTS) consisting of SEP ID NO: 1;
a target insertion gene;
an auxotrophic selection marker gene comprising a promoter region; anda 3?-end fragment of S. cerevisiae rDNA NTS consisting of SEP ID NO: 2, in the stated order.

US Pat. No. 10,457,935

PROTEIN ARRAYS AND METHODS OF USING AND MAKING THE SAME

Gen9, Inc., Boston, MA (...

1. A method for preparing a protein array having a plurality of proteins, the method comprising:(a) providing a plurality of nucleic acids each having a predefined sequence and each encoding a protein of interest, wherein the plurality of nucleic acids are immobilized on discrete features of a surface; and
(b) expressing in vitro a plurality of proteins of interest from the plurality of nucleic acids, wherein the plurality of proteins are each present in solution at the discrete features on the surface;
wherein each of the plurality of proteins of interest is expressed in a self-contained volume having a size of 1 picoliter to 1 nanoliter.

US Pat. No. 10,457,907

ELECTROCHEMICAL MEASUREMENT DEVICE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. An electrochemical measurement device, comprising:a base;
a specimen placement portion disposed on the base, for placing a biological specimen;
a first electrode disposed on the base and surrounding the specimen placement portion; and
a first insulating layer covering the first electrode, wherein:
the first insulating layer has a plurality of openings,
the first electrode has a plurality of first electrode exposed portions which are portions of the first electrode that are exposed from the plurality of openings of the first insulating layer,
an area of each of the first electrode exposed portions is less than or equal to 500 ?m2,
a distance between each of the first electrode exposed portions and a center of the specimen placement portion is greater than 100 ?m, and
the plurality of first electrode exposed portions are arranged on a perimeter of a circle surrounding the specimen placement portion.

US Pat. No. 10,457,886

CATALYTIC DEPOLYMERISATION OF POLYMERIC MATERIALS

GreenMantra Recycling Tec...

1. A process for depolymerizing polystyrene comprising catalytically depolymerizing molten polystyrene in the presence of a catalyst within a reaction zone to produce a reaction product, wherein said catalyst comprises [Fe—Cu—Mo—P]/Al2O3.

US Pat. No. 10,457,885

COATING FILM, MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR SAME, AND PVD DEVICE

NIPPON ITF, INC., Kyoto ...

1. A coating film, coated on a substrate surface, whereinthe coating film has a hard carbon that presents relatively black and white when observed in a cross-sectional bright-field TEM image,
a mesh-shaped hard carbon layer is formed using a PVD method, wherein the mesh-shaped hard carbon layer is that white-colored hard carbon in a mesh shape extending in the thickness direction and black-colored hard carbon dispersed into the cavities in the mesh,
the ID/IG ratio is 1-6 when the mesh-shaped hard carbon layer is measured using Raman spectroscopy, said ratio being the ratio of the Raman spectrum D band peak area intensity and G band peak area intensity, wherein
the white-colored hard carbon in a mesh shape extending in the thickness direction displays an amorphous scattering pattern in electron beam diffraction,
the mesh-shaped hard carbon layer further has a lower non-mesh-shaped hard carbon layer,
the lower hard carbon layer displays a color darker than the white-colored hard carbon in a mesh shape extending in the thickness direction in the bright-field TEM image,
the mesh-shaped hard carbon layer grows to be fan-shaped from the lower hard carbon layer, and
the fan-shaped growing starts with the white-colored hard carbon.

US Pat. No. 10,457,879

BLOCKAGE-FREE WATER OVERFLOW FROM THE WATER JACKET OF A QUENCHER INTO THE QUENCHING CHAMBER

Siemens Aktiengesellschaf...

1. A device for cooling hot raw gas and slag from the entrained-flow gasification of liquid and solid fuels at temperatures of the raw gas of from 1200 to 1800° C. and pressures of up to 10 MPa, comprising:a quenching chamber arranged below a gasification reactor,
an inner jacket which delimits the quenching chamber arranged in a pressure-bearing container wall in such a way that an annular gap is formed between the container wall and the inner jacket,
a feed of cooling water provided via a connection piece at a lower end of the annular gap in such a way that said cooling water rises upward in the annular gap, and
at least one quenching lance which has a quenching nozzle, which is encased by a sleeve, for injecting cooling water into the quenching chamber and which is arranged in such a way that it penetrates through the container wall and the inner jacket,
wherein the sleeve has an opening for discharge of the cooling water from the annular gap into the quenching chamber at a point where it extends in the annular gap.

US Pat. No. 10,457,873

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING HIGH QUALITY BIO-OIL IN HIGH YIELD

Inaeris Technologies, LLC...

1. A process for converting a solid biomass material comprising minerals to a high quality bio-oil in high yield, said process comprising:(a) contacting said solid biomass with a solvent so as to dissolve at least part of the minerals present in said solid biomass, wherein said solvent comprises a phosphoric acid;
(b) at least partially removing said solvent from said solid biomass via a liquid/solid separation method to form a demineralized biomass;
(c) subjecting said demineralized biomass to a pretreatment step, wherein said pretreatment step comprises improving the accessibility of said demineralized biomass by opening the texture of the particles of said demineralized biomass, wherein said improving comprises heating said demineralized biomass to a temperature in the range of from 90 to 300° C. in an oxygen-free atmosphere to form a pretreated solid biomass; and
(d) subjecting at least a portion of said pretreated solid biomass to a pyrolysis step in a pyrolysis reactor and in the presence of a regenerated catalyst to produce a bio-oil having a Total Acid Number (TAN) of less than 30 and a used catalyst, wherein said bio-oil has a TAN of y and a yield of x, such that the ratio x/y is greater than 1.5; and
(e) regenerating said used catalyst in a regenerator to produce a flue gas and said regenerated catalyst.

US Pat. No. 10,457,871

COMPOUNDS AND LIQUID-CRYSTALLINE MEDIUM

MERCK PATENT GMBH, Darms...

1. A medium comprising one or more compounds of formula I in a concentration in the range from 1 ppm to 5,000 ppm,
in which
X1 is —O—, —(CO)—O—, —O—(CO)—, —O—(CO)—O—, —NH—, or —NH—(CO)—,
X2 is —O—, —(CO)—O—, —O—(CO)—, —O—(CO)—O—, or —NH—(CO)—,
Sp denotes straight-chain alkyl having 1 to 20 C atoms, also cycloalkyl, cycloalkylalkyl or alkylcycloalkyl, where one or more —CH2— groups in all these groups may each be replaced by —O— in such a way that no two O atoms in the molecule are connected directly to one another, and
R denotes straight-chain or branched alkyl having 1 to 10 C atoms, also cycloalkyl, cycloalkylalkyl or alkylcycloalkyl, where one or more —CH2— groups in all these groups may each be replaced by —O— in such a way that no two O atoms in the molecule are connected directly to one another.

US Pat. No. 10,457,865

WATER-SOLUBLE QUANTUM DOT (QD) AND MANUFACTURING METHODS OF THE WATER-SOLUBLE QD AND THE QD FILMS

Shenzhen China Star Optoe...

1. A manufacturing method of water-soluble quantum dots (QDs), comprising:respectively providing oil-soluble QDs and multi-mercapto polymers;
mixing the multi-mercapto polymer and the oil-soluble QDs such that the multi-mercapto polymer and the oil-soluble QDs are reacted with each other to conduct ligand exchange under protection of inert gas;
adding water and collecting aqueous solution on a top layer after reaction to obtain water-soluble QDs;
the step of providing the multi-mercapto polymer further comprises:
dissolving polymers containing amino and episulfide alkanes in dry chloroform, and after reaction under a first predetermined condition, obtaining the multi-mercapto polymer;
wherein the step of mixing the multi-mercapto polymer and the oil-soluble QDs further comprises:
under the protection of the inert gas, dripping the multi-mercapto polymers into the oil-soluble QDs, after a first predetermined time under a first temperature, adding the water and increasing the temperature of the water to a second temperature, and the reaction is conducted for a second predetermined time;
the step of collecting the aqueous solution on the top layer after the reaction to obtain the water-soluble further comprises:
adding dithiothreitol (DTT) after the temperature is reduced, and extracting
and collecting the aqueous solution on the top layer to obtain the water-soluble QDs.

US Pat. No. 10,457,860

SELF SUSPENDING PROPPANTS WITH BRINE TOLERANCE FOR HYDRAULIC FRACTURING

1. A proppant coated with:at least one water-soluble and/or water-swellable polymers; and
at least one composition comprising at least one sequestering agent;wherein the sequestering agent is in the layer of water soluble and/or water-swellable polymer and/or in another layer; andwherein the sequestering agent is a sequestering agent of divalent cations of a brine solution.

US Pat. No. 10,457,856

METHODS AND MATERIALS FOR TREATING SUBTERRANEAN FORMATIONS USING A THREE-PHASE EMULSION BASED FRACTURING FLUID

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A method of forming a water-in-oil-in-water emulsion for hydraulic fracturing of a formation, comprising:combining a water-in-oil emulsion and an oil-in-water emulsion to form the water-in-oil-in-water emulsion;
wherein the water-in-oil emulsion comprises:
an internal phase comprising water, a breaker, and an ester;
an external phase comprising a hydrocarbon; and
a hydrophobic emulsifier;
wherein the oil-in-water emulsion comprises:
an internal phase comprising the water-in-oil emulsion;
an external phase comprising water, a fracturing fluid, and a proppant;
a hydrophilic emulsifier; and
a plurality of polylactate particles, such that the water-in-oil-in-water emulsion is a solid-stabilized emulsion.

US Pat. No. 10,457,851

POLYMER FLOODING PROCESSES FOR VISCOUS OIL RECOVERY IN CARBONATE RESERVOIRS

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A method of recovering an oil from a carbonate reservoir formation, the method comprising the steps of:injecting a smart water/polymer slug into the carbonate reservoir formation,
wherein the smart water/polymer slug comprises a smart water and a polymer, wherein the smart water comprises a total dissolved solids of between 5,000 ppm and 7,000 ppm, wherein the total dissolved solids comprises salts, where the salts comprise a combination of sulfate, calcium, and magnesium ions, wherein the smart water comprises 300 ppm or less of divalent cations, wherein the smart water comprises 400 ppm or greater sulfates;
allowing the smart water/polymer slug to alter the wettability of the carbonate reservoir formation; and
injecting a seawater chase, wherein the seawater chase is operable to recover the oil from the carbonate reservoir formation.

US Pat. No. 10,457,849

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING SCALE FORMATION

STATOIL PETROLEUM AS, St...

1. A method of controlling scale formation in a hydrocarbon producing system, comprising:(i) injecting nanoparticles via a production well into said system to function as nuclei for scale growth, wherein said nanoparticles are nanoparticles comprising carbon functionalized with a polar group;
(ii) growing scale on said nanoparticles by attracting scaling ions to the polar group on the nanoparticle surface to produce nanoparticles comprising scale;
(iii) recovering production fluids comprising nanoparticles comprising scale;
(iv) washing said nanoparticles comprising scale with a scale dissolver to remove said scale; and
(v) reinjecting the descaled nanoparticles via said production well into said hydrocarbon producing system.

US Pat. No. 10,457,846

DATE PALM SEED-BASED LOST CIRCULATION MATERIAL (LCM)

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A method to control lost circulation in a lost circulation zone in a wellbore, comprising:introducing an altered drilling fluid into the well bore such that the altered drilling fluid contacts the lost circulation zone and reduces a rate of lost circulation into the lost circulation zone, where the altered drilling fluid comprises a drilling fluid and a lost circulation material (LCM), and where the LCM consists of a plurality of untreated particles consisting essentially of ground date palm seeds.

US Pat. No. 10,457,837

COATING COMPOSITION AND METHOD OF PREPARING THE SAME

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RES...

1. A coating composition, comprising: a polysilsesquioxane polymer modified organic resin represented by Formula (1):
wherein R1 is C3-12 epoxy group, C3-12 acrylate group, C3-12 alkylacryloxy group, C3-12 aminoalkyl group, C3-12 isocyanate-alkyl group, C3-12 alkylcarboxylic acid group, C3-12 alkyl halide group, C3-12 mercaptoalkyl group, C3-12 alkyl group, or C3-12 alkenyl group; R2 is half oxygen(O1/2), hydroxyl group, C1-8 alkyl group, or C1-8 alkoxy group; R3 is halide group, C1-8 alkyl halide group, C1-8 alkoxy group, C1-12 alkyl group, or C5-20 aromatic ring; R4 is hydrogen or C1-8 alkyl group; R5 is a modified or unmodified carbonyl compound moiety; n is a positive integer from 1 to 200; m is a positive integer from 10 to 500, and s is an integer from 0 to 250.

US Pat. No. 10,457,836

POLYSILOXANE FILMS AND METHODS OF MAKING POLYSILOXANE FILMS

MOTOROLA MOBILITY LLC, C...

1. A method of forming a polysiloxane film in a reaction chamber, comprising:polymerizing monomers comprising at least one siloxane monomer having the formula (X1)nSi(R1)4-n, wherein n is 1, 2 or 3; (X1)Si(R1)2OSi(R1)2(X1); (X1)(Si(R1)2O)2Si(R1)2(X1); and [OSi(R1)2]m, wherein m is 3 or 4;
catalyzing the polymerization by a 30-60 W radio frequency plasma; and
swelling the polysiloxane film with a non-volatile diluent selected from the group consisting of alkyl and aryl hydrocarbons having 4-9 carbon atoms,
wherein the pressure in the reaction chamber during the polymerization is 100-400 mTorr, X1 is Cl or OR2, R2 is alkyl, each R1 is independently selected from the group consisting of amino, hydroxyl, mercapto, alkoxy, alkyl, cycloalkyl, aryl and heteroaryl, the polysiloxane film contains Si—O bonds and forms contoured regions on a surface coated with the polysiloxane film that have a width from 0.1 to 3.0 microns and a length that is at least five times greater than the width, and the polysiloxane film has a thickness of 0.3 to 1.5 microns.

US Pat. No. 10,457,833

MATERIALS CONTAINING FLUOROPOLYMERS FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING APPLICATIONS

STRATASYS, INC., Eden Pr...

1. A feedstock for making a three dimensional part using an additive manufacturing technique, the feedstock comprising one or more thermoplastic polymer selected from the group consisting of ABS, polyetherimide (PEI), polyamides, polyesters, polyether ketones, and combinations thereof and a processing aid comprising at least one fluorinated polymer selected from the group consisting of polyvinylidenedifluoride (PVDF), polyvinylidenedifluoride-co-Hexafluoropropylene (PVDF-HFP), fluorinated ethylene-propylene (FEP), perfluoroalkoxy polymer (PFA), ethylene-tretrafluoroethylene (ETFE), ethylene-chlorotrifluoroethylene copolymer (ECTFE), polychlorotrifluoroethylene (PCTFE), polyvinyl fluoride (PVF), amorphous fluoropolymers (AF), their copolymers, or a combination thereof, wherein the amount of the fluorinated polymer in the material is between at least about 0.01% by weight of the thermoplastic polymer and about 1% by weight of the thermoplastic polymer, wherein the feedstock that has a density that is higher than a same thermoplastic polymer without the fluorinated polymer, wherein the feedstock is configured to be loaded into an additive manufacturing system and formed into the part in a layer-wise manner wherein the fluorinated polymer increases a z-strength of the part in a z direction relative to the part printed without the fluorinated polymer.

US Pat. No. 10,457,832

SURFACE-TREATED METAL SHEET AND ORGANIC RESIN-COVERED SURFACE-TREATED METAL SHEET

TOYO SEIKAN GROUP HOLDING...

1. A surface-treated metal sheet comprising a metal sheet, a surface-treatment coating that contains a polycarboxylic acid type polymer and a zirconium compound and that is formed on at least one surface of said metal sheet, and a coating that contains a polyester resin, a phenol resin and an acid catalyst and that is formed on said surface-treatment coating,said polycarboxylic acid type polymer is a polymer or a copolymer obtained by polymerization of at least one kind of polymerizable monomer selected from acrylic acid, methacrylic acid, itaconic acid and maleic acid, or is a mixture thereof, and
the content of said polycarboxylic acid type polymer in said surface-treatment coating is not less than 50% by mass relative to the total solid component in the surface-treatment coating.

US Pat. No. 10,457,823

AQUEOUS INK COMPOSITION, INK SET, IMAGE FORMING METHOD, AND RESIN MICROPARTICLES

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. An aqueous ink composition at least comprising:an aqueous medium; and
resin microparticles composed of a resin,
wherein the resin has a structural unit represented by General Formula (1) or (2), and
the content of the resin microparticles in the aqueous ink composition is 1% to 15% by mass,

in General Formula (1), R1 represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms;
A1 represents —O— or —NR3—;
R3 represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms;
L1 represents an alkylene group having 6 to 22 carbon atoms; and
M1 represents a hydrogen atom, an alkali metal ion, or an ammonium ion, and
in General Formula (2), R2 has the same meaning as R1;
A2 represents a single bond, —COO—, or —CONH—;
L2 represents a divalent linking group having 6 to 23 carbon atoms; and
M2 has the same meaning as M1.

US Pat. No. 10,457,817

2-MERCAPTOBENZIMIDAZOLE DERIVATIVES AS CORROSION INHIBITORS

Ecolab USA Inc., St. Pau...

1. A method for preventing metal corrosion, the method comprising contacting an effective amount of an anticorrosion composition with a hydrocarbon-containing liquid, the hydrocarbon-containing liquid being in contact with a metal, the anticorrosion composition comprising a solvent and a compound of Formulae I or II:
wherein
R1 and R2 are independently substituted alkyl or unsubstituted alkyl;
R3 is hydrogen, substituted alkyl, or unsubstituted alkyl;
R4 is substituted alkyl, unsubstituted alkyl, substituted aryl, or unsubstituted aryl;
R5 is hydrogen, substituted alkyl, or unsubstituted alkyl; and
R6 is hydrogen, substituted alkyl, unsubstituted alkyl, or —S-heterocyclo.

US Pat. No. 10,457,813

FORMULATIONS COMPRISING HYDRIDOSILANES AND HYDRIDOSILANE OLIGOMERS, THEIR PROCESS OF MANUFACTURE AND THEIR USE

EVONIK DEGUSSA GMBH, Ess...

1. A formulation, comprising:at least one hydridosilane and at least one hydridosilane oligomer,
wherein the at least one hydridosilane has the formula SinH2n+2 with n =3-6, and
wherein a proportion of the at least one hydridosilane is 0.1 to 60% by weight and a proportion of the at least one hydridosilane oligomer is from 40 to 99.9% by weight, each based on the total mass of the at least one hydridosilane and the at least one hydridosilane oligomer present in the formulation,
wherein said at least one hydridosilane oligomer has a weight-average molecular weight of 200 g/mol to 10,000 g/mol.

US Pat. No. 10,457,810

DENSIFIED BIOMASS PRODUCTS CONTAINING PRETREATED BIOMASS FIBERS

BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF MICH...

1. A product consisting essentially of:at least one densified biomass particulate having a substantially smooth, non-flakey outer surface and containing no added binder, wherein said densified biomass particulate is comprised of a plurality of pretreated lignin-coated plant biomass fibers, wherein said particulate contains only inherent binders present in said plant biomass fibers, and a trace amount of ammonia from a liquid ammonia fiber expansion (AFEX) pretreatment, a gaseous AFEX pretreatment or an extractive AFEX pretreatment of said plant biomass fibers.

US Pat. No. 10,457,807

COMPOSITE RESIN MATERIAL, DIELECTRIC FILM, AND FILM CAPACITOR AND COMBINATION TYPE CAPACITOR EMPLOYING SAME, INVERTER, AND ELECTRIC VEHICLE

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A composite resin material, comprising:a first organic resin having a phenylene ether structure; and
a second organic resin having a main skeleton composed of a polyester structure and containing an alkoxy group,
one of the first organic resin and the second organic resin forming a continuous phase,
the other one thereof being present within the continuous phase, as organic resin particles having an average particle diameter of 1 ?m or less.

US Pat. No. 10,457,790

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING POLISHING PAD

KPX CHEMICAL CO., LTD., ...

1. A method of manufacturing a polishing pad, the method comprising:(a) producing an urethane prepolymer having a viscosity of 20,000 cps (at 25° C.) to 40,000 cps (at 25° C.) by mixing a plurality of polymer molecules, wherein the plurality of polymer molecules comprises a polymer having four or more hydroxyl groups, and an amount of the polymer having four or more hydroxyl groups ranges from 1% to 30% based on a total weight of the urethane prepolymer;
(b) mixing the urethane prepolymer produced at the producing step (a) with an inert gas and a low-boiling blowing agent having a boiling point of 60° C. to 150° C.; and
(c) manufacturing a polishing layer including porous pores by causing a mixture produced at the mixing step (b) to be subjected to gelation and curing in a predetermined cast,
wherein, the mixing step (b) includes causing an average size of pores produced by mixing the inert gas of 5% to 30% and the low-boiling blowing agent of 0.1% to 10% of a total volume of a mixture produced at the mixing step (b) with the urethane prepolymer produced at the producing step (a) to be 31 ?m or smaller.

US Pat. No. 10,457,789

EXTRUSION OF POLYPROPYLENES WITH ORGANIC PEROXIDES

ExxonMobil Chemical Paten...

1. A process to form a polypropylene composition comprising:combining at a temperature within a range from 190° C. to 320° C. a polypropylene resin and within the range from 0.01 wt % to 3 wt % of at least one organic peroxide by weight of the ingredients, and within a range from 100 to 4000 ppm each of phosphorous- and hindered phenol antioxidants, and isolating a polypropylene composition;
the polypropylene resin comprising at least 50 mol % propylene, and having a molecular weight distribution (Mw/Mn) greater than 6, an Mz/Mw value of less than 3.6, a branching index (g?) of at least 0.97, and a melt strength greater than 10 cN determined using an extensional rheometer at 190° C.

US Pat. No. 10,457,781

POLYMERIZED IN-SITU HYBRID SOLID ION-CONDUCTIVE COMPOSITIONS

Blue Current, Inc., Hayw...

1. A composition comprising:a solid organic phase comprising a solid cross-linked polymer matrix, wherein the solid organic phase has substantially no added salts and is not ionically conductive; and
ionically conductive inorganic particles in the organic phase,
wherein the ionically conductive inorganic particles are lithium-containing inorganic particles or sodium-containing inorganic particles, wherein the composition has an ionic conductivity of at least 10?4 S/cm at room temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,457,775

METHOD FOR PRODUCING HIGH MOLECULAR WEIGHT POLYOXYALKYLENE POLYOLS

Covestro Deutschland AG, ...

1. A process for preparing a polyoxyalkylene polyol comprising reacting at least one H-functional starter compound with at least one alkylene oxide in the presence of a double metal cyanide catalyst in a reactor, by supplying the reactor continuously or discontinuously with the at least one alkylene oxide from a time t1 until a time t3, and by previously commencing supply of the reactor with a portion of the total amount of the at least one alkylene oxide to be fed in for preparation of the desired polyoxyalkylene polyol from an earlier time towherein
from a time t2 the mean metering rate rAO with which the at least one alkylene oxide is supplied to the reactor is not more than 42 h?1,
in which t3?t2?t1, and
wherein?t: represents a period of time from t2 until the time of ending of the alkylene oxide addition (t3) in h,
nAO: represents the molar amount n of alkylene oxide in mol added in total over the period of time ?t,
nOH: represents the total molar amount n of hydroxyl groups in the starter compound used in mol,

OHNS: represents the hydroxyl number of the at least one starter compound in mg KOH/g,
mS: represents the total mass of the at least one starter compound used in g,
mR: represents the total mass of all reactants supplied to the reactor after ending of the alkylene oxide addition in g,where the time t2 is chosen such that the polyoxyalkylene polyol present in the reactor at this time has a calculated equivalent molar mass M(t2)equiv.calc. in the range from 8000 g·mol?1 to 9500 g·mol?1,where, in addition, the at least one alkylene oxide from the time t1 andat least until the time corresponding to the attainment of a calculated equivalent molar mass M(t)equiv.calc. of 8000 g·mol?1 and
at most until the time corresponding to the attainment of a calculated equivalent molar mass M(t)equiv.calc. of 9500 g·mol?1 is supplied to the reactor so as to attain a total alkylene oxide metering time, defined as the period of time ?t30=t3?t0, of 0.5 h to 13 h,wherein whichmRt: represents the total mass of all reactants supplied to the reactor up to a given time t in g.

US Pat. No. 10,457,774

POLYMERIC MATERIALS

Victrex Manufacturing Lim...

1. An assembly or apparatus for use in relation to an assembly, wherein said assembly is subjected to a temperature of less than ?100° C. in use, wherein said assembly or apparatus includes a component which comprises a polymeric material (A) having a repeat unit of formula
wherein said polymeric material (A) includes at least 80 mol % of repeat units of formula II; and
wherein said polymeric material (A) has a melt viscosity of at least 0.50 kNsm?2.

US Pat. No. 10,457,770

SURFACTANTS FOR POLYURETHANE FOAMS

Dow Global Technologies, ...

1. A surfactant having the formula:
where a is an integer from 1 to 10, b is an integer from 0 to 10, R1 is —CH3 or —H, n is an integer from 1 to 20, and R2 is a moiety selected from the group consisting of:
where m is an integer from 0 to 4.

US Pat. No. 10,457,760

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING LIQUID COMPOSITION AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING CATALYST LAYER-FORMING COATING LIQUID

AGC Inc., Chiyoda-ku (JP...

1. A process for producing a liquid composition, which comprisesholding a fluorinated polymer having —SO2F groups at from 140 to 160° C. for at least 45 minutes,
cooling it to less than 110° C. at a rate of at least 50° C./min,
converting the —SO2F groups in the fluorinated polymer to ion exchange groups to obtain a fluorinated polymer having ion exchange groups, and
mixing the fluorinated polymer having ion exchange groups and a liquid medium.

US Pat. No. 10,457,701

SIALIC ACID ANALOGS

Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical...

1. A compound having structural Formula (Ia):or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or solvate thereof;wherein:
R1, R2 , and R4 are independently hydrogen or a moiety selected from structural formula (a), (b), (c), (f), and (g):

wherein R3a is optionally substituted alkyl;
R6 is structural formula (f), wherein R3a is optionally substituted C5 -C20 alkyl;
X is oxygen or sulfur;
L1 and L2 are each independently a covalent bond, —O—, or —NR10a—;
R10a is hydrogen or optionally substituted alkyl;
R1a and R2a are each independently hydrogen, optionally substituted alkyl, optionally substituted heteroalkyl, optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted heteroaryl, optionally substituted carbocyclyl, optionally substituted heterocyclyl, —Xa—C(O)—O—R11a, or —Xa—O—C(O)—O—R11a;
Xa is optionally substituted alkylene;
each R11a is independently hydrogen, optionally substituted alkyl, or optionally substituted heteroalkyl;
each R8a and R9a is independently hydrogen or optionally substituted alkyl;
m is 1 or 2; and
Z is hydrogen, lower alkyl, an amide group, a lactam group, an ester group, a lactone group, an urea group, a cyclic urea group, a carbonate group, a cyclic carbonate group, a carbamate group, a cyclic carbamate group, or a moiety selected from (a), (b), (c), and (f).

US Pat. No. 10,457,693

ORGANOBORON COMPOUNDS AND METHODS OF MAKING ORGANOBORON COMPOUNDS

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. A composition, comprising: a compound having a structure selected from the group consisting of:
wherein [B] is BX2(1 or 2), where X2 for BX2 is independently selected from: catecholate, pinacolate, ethylene glycolate, 1,3-propanediolate, N-methyliminodiacetate, 2,2?-azanediyldiethanolate, fluoride, chloride, bromide, hydrogen, hydroxide, acetate, 9-Borabicyclo[3.3.1]nonane (9-BBN), diisopinocampheyl (Ipc), or 1,8-diaminonaphthalene, each of which are substituted or unsubstituted;
wherein each of R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, and R7 is independently selected from: H, a carbonyl functional group (substituted or unsubstituted), a carbocycle group (substituted or unsubstituted), a heterocycle (substituted or unsubstituted), a halide, an alkyl group (cyclic or acyclic; substituted or unsubstituted), an alkenyl group (cyclic or acyclic; substituted or unsubstituted), CF3, CN, NO2, an aryl group (substituted or unsubstituted), a heteroaryl group (substituted or unsubstituted), a sulfonyl group, a boryl group, an ether group, a thioether group, a silyl group, an ester group, an amide group, an alkoxy group, a thiol group, an alcohol group, or an amine group; and
wherein n is 1 to 10;
wherein q is 1 to 3;
wherein a “curved line” between R groups represents a carbon chain or a hetero carbon chain;
wherein X1 is selected from the group consisting of: O, NR, S, or CR1R2, where each of R, R1, R2 for X1 is independently selected from: H, a carbonyl functional group, a carboxy group, a carbocycle group, a heterocycle, a halide, or an alkyl group, each of which is optionally substituted or unsubstituted; and
wherein X2 and X3 are independently selected from the group consisting of: O, S, or —C(O)O.

US Pat. No. 10,457,692

PYRIMIDO-DIAZEPINONE COMPOUNDS AND METHODS OF TREATING DISORDERS

DANA-FARBER CANCER INSTIT...

1. A compound of formula I:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein,
A is a single bond or double bond;R? is H or alkyl;L is absent, S, SO, SO2, or CO;X is hydrogen;R1 is alkyl or alkenyl, each of which may be interrupted by 1 N atom, wherein R1 may be optionally substituted; or R1 is aryl, arylalkyl, heteroaryl, or carbocyclic, wherein R1 may be optionally substituted;R2 is hydrogen, optionally substituted alkyl, or optionally substituted cycloalkyl; andR6 is hydrogen or optionally substituted alkyl.

US Pat. No. 10,457,691

MACROCYCLIC KINASE INHIBITORS AND USES THEREOF

Dana-Farber Cancer Instit...

18. A pharmaceutical composition comprising a compound of claim 1, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, and optionally a pharmaceutically acceptable excipient.

US Pat. No. 10,457,690

PROCESS FOR PREPARING SUBSTITUTED TETRACYCLIC HETEROCYCLE COMPOUNDS

1. A process for preparing a compound of Formula I:or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,wherein said process comprises:(A) contacting a compound of Formula II:
or a salt thereof, with bis(pinacoloato)diboron in the presence of a base, a transition metal catalyst, and an optional phosphorus ligand source, in an organic solvent A, for a time and at a temperature sufficient to provide an intermediate compound of Formula III:and (B) contacting the intermediate compound of formula III with a compound of formula IV:in the presence of a base, a transition metal catalyst, an optional organic acid, and an optional phosphorus ligand source, in an organic solvent B, for a time and at a temperature sufficient to provide the compound of formula (I), wherein organic solvent A and organic solvent B are each independently selected from dimethylacetamide, toluene, acetonitrile, N,N-dimethylformamide, tetrahydrofuran, 2-methyl tetrahydrofuran, CPME, isopropanol, ethanol, ethyl acetate, water, isopropyl acetate and dimethoxyethane, and mixtures thereof,and wherein:XA is selected from Br, Cl, I and —OTf;
XB is selected from Br, Cl, I and —OTf;
XC is selected from Br, Cl, I and —OTf;
each occurrence of R1 is independently selected from C1-C6 alkyl, C3-C7 cycloalkyl and C6-C10 aryl;
each occurrence of R2 is independently selected from C1-C6 alkyl, C3-C7 cycloalkyl, 3 to 7-membered monocyclic heterocycloalkyl and C6-C10 aryl;
R3 is selected from C1-C6 alkyl, C3-C7 cycloalkyl, C6-C10 aryl, 5 or 6-membered monocyclic heteroaryl and 9 or 10-membered bicyclic heteroaryl, wherein said C3-C7 cycloalkyl group, said C6-C10 aryl group, said 5 or 6-membered monocyclic heteroaryl group or said 9 or 10-membered bicyclic heteroaryl group can be optionally substituted with up to three groups, each independently selected from C1-C6 alkyl and C3-C7 cycloalkyl; and
R4 represents up to 3 optional phenyl group substituents, which can be the same or different and are each independently selected from C1-C6 alkyl, —O—C1-C6 alkyl, halo, C1-C6 haloalkyl or —CN.

US Pat. No. 10,457,689

AMMONIUM DERIVATIVES, A PROCESS FOR THEIR PREPARATION AND PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING THEM

LES LABORATOIRES SERVIER,...

1. A compound of formula (I):
wherein:
Y represents a —NH— group or an oxygen atom;
R1 represents a linear or branched (C1-C6)alkyl group, a linear or branched (C2-C6)alkenyl group, a linear or branched (C2-C6)alkynyl group, a linear or branched (C1-C6)alkoxy group, a —S—(C1-C6)alkyl group, a linear or branched (C1-C6)polyhaloalkyl group, a hydroxy group, a hydroxy(C1-C6)alkyl group, a cyano group, —NR9R9?, —Cy1 or a halogen atom;
R2, R3 and R4 independently of one another represent a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, a linear or branched (C1-C6)alkyl group, a linear or branched (C2-C6)alkenyl group, a linear or branched (C2-C6)alkynyl group, a linear or branched (C1-C6)polyhaloalkyl, a hydroxy group, a hydroxy(C1-C6)alkyl group, a linear or branched (C1-C6)alkoxy group, a —S—(C1-C6)alkyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, -alkyl(C0-C6)—NR9R9?, —O-alkyl(C1-C6)—NR9R9?, —C(O)—OR9, —O—C(O)—R9, —C(O)—NR9R9?, —NR9—C(O)—R9?, —NR9—C(O)—OR9?, -alkyl(C1-C6)—NR9—C(O)—R9?, —SO2—NR9R9?, or —SO2-alkyl(C1-C6);
R5 represents a hydrogen atom;
R6 represents the group

R7 represents a hydrogen atom or a linear or branched (C1-C6)alkyl group;
R8 represents a —O—P(O)(O?)(O?) group, a —O—P(O)(O?)(OR10) group, a —O—P(O)(OR10)(OR10?) group, a —O—SO2—O? group, a —O—SO2—OR10 group, —Cy2, a —O—C(O)—R9 group, a —O—C(O)—OR, group or a —O—C(O)—NR9R9? group;
R9 and R9? independently of one another represent a hydrogen atom, a linear or branched (C1-C6)alkyl group or a linear or branched amino(C1-C6)alkyl group;
R10 and R10? independently of one another represent a hydrogen atom, a linear or branched (C1-C6)alkyl group or an arylalkyl(C1-C6) group;
Cy1 and Cy2 independently of one another, represent a cycloalkyl group, a heterocycloalkyl group, an aryl group or a heteroaryl group;
wherein the ammonium so defined may exist as a zwitterionic form or may have a monovalent anionic counterion,
and wherein:
“aryl” means a phenyl or naphthyl group,
“heteroaryl” means any mono- or bi-cyclic group composed of from 5 to 10 ring members, having at least one aromatic moiety and having from 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from oxygen, sulphur and nitrogen,
“cycloalkyl” means any mono- or bi-cyclic non-aromatic carbocyclic group having from 3 to 10 ring members,
“heterocycloalkyl” means any mono- or bi-cyclic non-aromatic carbocyclic group having from 3 to 10 ring members, and having from 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from oxygen, sulphur and nitrogen, which may have fused, bridged or spiro ring systems,
wherein the aryl, heteroaryl, cycloalkyl and heterocycloalkyl groups so defined and the alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, alkoxy groups, to be substituted by from 1 to 4 groups selected from linear or branched (C1-C6)alkyl, linear or branched (C2-C6)alkenyl group, linear or branched (C2-C6)alkynyl group, linear or branched (C1-C6)alkoxy, (C1-C6)alkyl-S—, hydroxy, oxo (or N-oxide where appropriate), nitro, cyano, —C(O)—OR?, —O—C(O)—R?, —C(O)—NR?R?, —NR?R?, —(C?NR?)—OR?, linear or branched (C1-C6)polyhaloalkyl, trifluoromethoxy or halogen, wherein R? and R? independently of one another represent a hydrogen atom or a linear or branched (C1-C6)alkyl group, and wherein one or more of the carbon atoms of the preceding possible substituents, may be deuterated,
its enantiomers, diastereoisomers and atropisomers, and addition salts thereof with a pharmaceutically acceptable acid or base.

US Pat. No. 10,457,688

MONOCYCLIC THIENO, PYRIDO, AND PYRROLO PYRIMIDINE COMPOUNDS AND METHODS OF USE AND MANUFACTURE OF SAME

Duquesne University of Th...

3. A compound of Formula XXX:wherein X is CH2 ; and R1 is H or CH3; or a salt or a hydrate of said compound.

US Pat. No. 10,457,687

AMINOACID DERIVATIVES, A PROCESS FOR THEIR PREPARATION AND PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING THEM

LES LABORATOIRES SERVIER,...

1. A compound of formula (I):
wherein:
A represents the group

wherein 1 is linked to the —NH— group and 2 is linked to the aromatic ring,
E represents a cycloalkyl group, a heterocycloalkyl group, an aryl group or a heteroaryl group;
X represents a nitrogen atom or a C—R4 group,
Y represents a nitrogen atom or a C—R3 group,
R1 represents a halogen atom, a linear or branched (C1-C6)alkyl group, a linear or branched (C2-C6)alkenyl group, a linear or branched (C2-C6)alkynyl group, a linear or branched (C1-C6)polyhaloalkyl group, a hydroxy group, a hydroxy(C1-C6)alkyl group, a linear or branched (C1-C6)alkoxy group, —S—(C1-C6)alkyl, a cyano group, a nitro group, -alkyl(C0-C6)—NR9R9?, —O-alkyl(C1-C6)—NR9R9?, —O-alkyl(C1-C6)—R10, —C(O)—OR9, —O—C(O)—R9, —C(O)—NR9R9?, —NR9—C(O)—R9?, —NR9—C(O)—OR9?, -alkyl(C1-C6)—NR9—C(O)—R9?, —SO2—NR9R9?, or —SO2-alkyl(C1-C6),
R2, R3, R4 and R5, independently of one another, represent a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, a linear or branched (C1-C6)alkyl group, a linear or branched (C2-C6)alkenyl group, a linear or branched (C2-C6)alkynyl group, a linear or branched (C1-C6)polyhaloalkyl group, a hydroxy group, a hydroxy(C1-C6)alkyl group, a linear or branched (C1-C6)alkoxy group, —S—(C1-C6)alkyl, a cyano group, a nitro group, -alkyl(C0-C6)—NR9R9?, —O-alkyl(C1-C6)—NR9R9?, —O-alkyl(C1-C6)—R10, —C(O)—OR9, —O—C(O)—R9, —C(O)—NR9R9?, —NR9—C(O)—R9?, —NR9—C(O)—OR9?, -alkyl(C1-C6)—NR9—C(O)—R9?, —SO2—NR9R9?, or —SO2-alkyl(C1-C6),
or the substituents of the pair (R1, R2), together with the carbon atoms carrying them, form an aromatic or non-aromatic ring having from 5 to 7 ring members, which may contain from 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from oxygen, sulphur and nitrogen, wherein the resulting ring may be substituted by from 1 to 2 groups selected from the group consisting of halogen, linear or branched (C1-C6)alkyl, -alkyl(C0-C6)—NR9R9?, —NR11R11?, -alkyl(C0-C6)-Cy1, and oxo,
R6 represents a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, a linear or branched (C1-C6)alkyl group, a linear or branched (C2-C6)alkenyl group, a linear or branched (C2-C6)alkynyl group, a linear or branched (C1-C6)polyhaloalkyl group, a hydroxy group, a linear or branched (C1-C6)alkoxy group, —S—(C1-C6)alkyl, a cyano group, a nitro group, -alkyl(C0-C6)—NR9R9?, —O-Cy1, -alkyl(C0-C6)-Cy1, -alkenyl(C2-C6)-Cy1, -alkynyl(C2-C6)-Cy1, —O-alkyl(C1-C6)—R10, —C(O)—OR9, —O—C(O)—R9, —C(O)—NR9R9?, —NR9—C(O)—R9?, —NR9—C(O)—OR9?, -alkyl(C1-C6)—NR9—C(O)—R9?, —SO2—NR9R9?, or SO2-alkyl(C1-C6),
R7 represents a hydrogen atom, a linear or branched (C1-C8)alkyl group, a —CHRaRb group, an aryl group, a heteroaryl group, an arylalkyl(C1-C6) group, or a heteroarylalkyl(C1-C6) group,
R8 represents a linear or branched (C1-C6)alkyl group, a linear or branched (C2-C6)alkenyl group, a linear or branched (C2-C6)alkynyl group, -Cy2, a halogen atom, a cyano group, —C(O)—R11, or —C(O)—NR11R11?,
R9 and R9?, independently of one another, represent a hydrogen atom, a linear or branched (C1-C6)alkyl group,
or the substituents of the pair, (R9, R9?), together with the nitrogen atom carrying them, form an aromatic or non-aromatic ring having from 5 to 7 ring members, which may contain, in addition to the nitrogen atom, from 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from oxygen, sulphur and nitrogen, wherein the nitrogen may be substituted by a hydrogen atom or a linear or branched (C1-C6)alkyl group,
R10 represents -Cy3, -Cy3-alkyl(C0-C6)-Cy4, —C(O)—NR9NR9?, —NR9R9?, —OR9, —NR9—C(O)—R9?, —O-alkyl(C1-C6)—OR9, —SO2—R9, —C(O)—OR9, or —NH—C(O)—NH—R9,
R11 and R11?, independently of another, represent a hydrogen atom or an optionally substituted linear or branched (C1-C6)alkyl group,
R12 represents a hydrogen atom, a hydroxy group, or a hydroxy(C1-C6)alkyl group,
Ra represents a hydrogen atom or a linear or branched (C1-C6)alkyl group,
Rb represents a —O—C(O)—O—Rc group, a —O—C(O)—NRcRc? group, or a —O—P(O)(ORc)2 group,
Rc and Rc?, independently of one another, represent a hydrogen atom, a linear or branched (C1-C8)alkyl group, a cycloalkyl group, a (C1-C6)alkoxy(C1-C6)alkyl group, a (C1-C6)alkoxycarbonyl(C1-C6)alkyl group,
or the substituents of the pair (Rc, Rc?), together with the nitrogen atom carrying them, form a non-aromatic ring having from 5 to 7 ring members, which may contain, in addition to the nitrogen atom, from 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from oxygen and nitrogen, wherein the nitrogen may be substituted by a linear or branched (C1-C6)alkyl group,
Cy1, Cy2, Cy3 and Cy4, independently of one another, represent a cycloalkyl group, a heterocycloalkyl group, an aryl group or a heteroaryl group,
n is an integer equal to 0, 1 or 2,
wherein:
“aryl” means a phenyl, naphthyl, biphenyl group,
“heteroaryl” means any mono- or bi-cyclic group composed of from 5 to 10 ring members, having at least one aromatic moiety and containing from 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from oxygen, sulphur and nitrogen,
“cycloalkyl” means any mono- or bi-cyclic non-aromatic carbocyclic group containing from 3 to 10 ring members,
“heterocycloalkyl” means any mono- or bi-cyclic non-aromatic carbocyclic group containing from 3 to 10 ring members, and containing from 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from oxygen, sulphur and nitrogen, which may include fused, bridged or spiro ring systems,
and wherein the aryl, heteroaryl, cycloalkyl and heterocycloalkyl groups so defined and the alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, alkoxy groups may be substituted by from 1 to 4 groups selected from the group consisting of optionally substituted linear or branched (C1-C6)alkyl, optionally substituted linear or branched (C2-C6)alkenyl, optionally substituted linear or branched (C2-C6)alkynyl, optionally substituted linear or branched (C1-C6)alkoxy, optionally substituted (C1-C6)alkyl-S—, hydroxy, hydroxy(C1-C6)alkyl, oxo (or N-oxide where appropriate), nitro, cyano, —C(O)—OR?, —O—C(O)—R?, —C(O)—NR?R?, —O—C(O)—NR?R?, —NR?R?, —(C?NR?)—OR?, —O—P(O)(OR?)2, —O—P(O)(O?M+)2, linear or branched (C1-C6)polyhaloalkyl, trifluotomethoxy, halogen, and an aldohexose of formula:

in which each R? is independent;
wherein R? and R?, independently of one another, represent a hydrogen atom or an optionally substituted linear or branched (C1-C6)alkyl group and M+ represents a pharmaceutically acceptable monovalent cation,
its enantiomers, diastereoisomers and atropisomers, and addition salts thereof with a pharmaceutically acceptable acid or base.

US Pat. No. 10,457,684

[1,2,3]TRIAZOLO[4,5-D]PYRIMIDINE DERIVATIVES

Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., ...

1. A compound of formula (I)
wherein
R1 is a ring selected from phenyl, [1,2,5]oxadiazolyl, pyridinyl, pyrimidinyl and isoxazolyl, wherein said ring is substituted with one or two substituents independently selected from alkyl, haloalkyl, halogen, alkenyl, haloalkyldiazirenyl, alkynyldiazirenylalkylaminocarbonyl, alkynyldiazirenylalkylaminoalkyl, alkynyldiazirenylalkyloxyalkyl, alkynyldiazirenylalkylamino, alkynyldiazirenylalkyloxy and cyano;
R2 and R3 are independently selected from hydrogen, halogen and hydroxyl;
or R2and R3 together with the carbon atom to which they are attached form diazirenyl;
provided that at least one of R1 or R2 and R3 is a group comprising diazirenyl; and
R4 is alkyl or phenylhaloalkyl;
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or ester thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,457,681

TOLL-LIKE RECEPTOR 7 (TLR7) AGONISTS HAVING A TRICYCLIC MOIETY, CONJUGATES THEREOF, AND METHODS AND USES THEREFOR

Bristol_Myers Squibb Comp...

1. A compound having a structure according to formula (I), (II), or (III)whereinR1 is (C1-C5 alkyl)O, (C1-C2 alkyl)O(CH2)2-3O, (C1-C5 alkyl)C(?O)O, (C1-C5 alkyl)NH, (C1-C2 alkyl)O(CH2)2-3NH, or (C1-C5 alkyl)C(?O)NH;
R2 and R3 are, independently for each occurrence thereof, H, C1-C3 alkyl, halo, O(C1-C3 alkyl), CN, or NO2, where one R3 may be replaced by (CH2)xR4, where the subscript x is 1, 2, 3, or 4;
R4 is H, halo, OH, CN, NH2, NH(C1-C5 alkyl), N(C1-C5 alkyl)2, NH(C3-C6 cycloalkyl), NH(C4-C8 bicycloalkyl), NH(C6-C10 spirocycloalkyl), N(C3-C6 cycloalkyl)2, NH(CH2)1-3(aryl), N((CH2)1-3(aryl))2, a cyclic amine moiety having the structure

 a 6-membered aromatic or heteroaromatic moiety or a 5-membered heteroaromatic moiety;
wherein
an alkyl, cycloalkyl, bicycloalkyl, spirocycloalkyl, cyclic amine, 6-membered aromatic or heteroaromatic, or 5-membered heteroaromatic moiety is optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from OH, halo, CN, (C1-C3 alkyl), O(C1-C3 alkyl), C(?O)(Me), SO2(C1-C3 alkyl), C(?O)(Et), NH2, NH(Me), N(Me)2, NH(Et), N(Et)2, and N(C1-C3 alkyl)2; and
a cycloalkyl, bicycloalkyl, spirocycloalkyl, or cyclic amine moiety may have a CH2 group replaced by O, S, NH, N(C1-C3 alkyl), or N(Boc);
R5 is, independently for each occurrence thereof, O, S or NR6;
R6 is H or C1-C3 alkyl;
X1 is, independently for each occurrence thereof, CR2 or N;
X2 is, independently for each occurrence thereof, CR3 or N; and
X3 is O, S, NH, N(C1-C3 alkyl), C?O, or N(C?O)(C1-C3 alkyl.

US Pat. No. 10,457,677

IMIDAZOLONYLQUINOLINES AND THE USE THEREOF AS ATM KINASE INHIBITORS

Merck Patent GmbH, Darms...

1. A method for the sensitisation of cancer cells to an anticancer agent or ionising radiation or a combination thereof, comprising administering to a subject in need thereof an effective amount of a compound of formula (IV) or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, solvate, tautomer or stereoisomer thereof,whereinHet1 denotes pyrazolyl, which is unsubstituted or mono-, di- or trisubstituted, independently of one another, by Hal or A,
A in each case independently denotes unbranched or branched alkyl having 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 C atoms, in which, independently of one another, 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 H atoms are optionally replaced by Hal,
Hal denotes F, Cl, Br or I, and
HET is 3-difluoromethoxy-5-fluoropyridin-4-yl, 3-fluoro-5-methoxypyridin-4-yl, 3-fluoro-5-fluoromethoxypyridin-4-yl, or 3-fluoro-5-(trideuteriomethoxy)pyridin-4-yl.

US Pat. No. 10,457,672

?-DIKETONES AS WNT/?-CATENIN SIGNALING PATHWAY ACTIVATORS

Samumed, LLC, San Diego,...

1. A compound of Formula IIIb:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,
wherein:
R14 is selected from the group consisting of unsubstituted —C1-6 alkyl, —C1-3 haloalkyl, and CF3;
R15 is selected from the group consisting of unsubstituted —C1-6 alkyl, —C1-3 haloalkyl, and CF3;
each R16 is independently selected at each occurrence from the group consisting of H, unsubstituted —C1-6 alkyl, —CH2OH, —CH2N(R17b)2, —C1-3 haloalkyl, halide, —OR17, CF3, and CN;
each R17 is independently selected from the group consisting of unsubstituted —C1-6 alkyl, —C1-3 haloalkyl, and CF3;
each R17b is independently selected from the group consisting of H and unsubstituted —C1-3 alkyl; and
q is an integer of 1 to 5;
with the proviso that the compound of Formula IIIb is not a compound selected from the group consisting of:

US Pat. No. 10,457,670

ISOINDOLINE-1-ONE DERIVATIVES AS CHOLINERGIC MUSCARINIC M1 RECEPTOR POSITIVE ALLOESTERIC MODULATOR ACTIVITY FOR THE TREATMENT OF ALZHEIMERS DISEASE

Takeda Pharmaceutical Com...

1. A method for a treatment of Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia, cognitive impairment associated with schizophrenia, pain, sleep disorder, Parkinson's disease dementia, Parkinson's disease, or dementia with Lewy bodies, in a mammal, which comprises administering to the mammal an effective amount of a compound represented by formula (I) below:whereinR1 is an optionally substituted 5- or 6-membered cyclic group or an optionally substituted C1-6 alkyl group;
R2 and R3 are the same or different, and each of R2 and R3 independently is a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, a cyano group, an optionally substituted C1-6 alkyl group, an optionally substituted C1-6 alkoxy group, or an optionally substituted C3-6 cycloalkyl group;
R4 is a halogen atom, a cyano group, an optionally substituted C1-6 alkyl group, an optionally substituted C1-6 alkoxy group, an optionally substituted carbamoyl group, or an optionally substituted 3- to 8-membered cyclic group; and
Ring A is an optionally further substituted 6-membered aromatic ring,or a salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,457,669

BENZOLACTAM COMPOUNDS AS PROTEIN KINASE INHIBITORS

OTSUKA PHARMACEUTICAL CO....

1. A compound selected from:(a) a compound having the formula (2):

or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or tautomer thereof; and
(b) a compound having the formula (5):

or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or tautomer thereof;whereinn is 1 or 2;Z is selected from C—Rz and N;Rz is selected from hydrogen; halogen; methoxy; and C1-3 alkyl optionally substituted with hydroxy or methoxy;R1 is selected from:-(Alk1)t-Cyc1; wherein t is 0 or 1; and Alk1 is a C1-4 straight chain or branched alkylene group optionally substituted with 1 or 2 hydroxy groups; and
C1-6 acyclic hydrocarbon groups which are unsubstituted or substituted with 1, 2 or 3 substituents R5 selected from hydroxy; oxo; fluorine; and cyano; and wherein 1 or 2 but not all of the carbon atoms of the hydrocarbon group can be replaced by O or N;Cyc1 is a cyclic group selected from (a) 3 to 9 membered non-aromatic monocyclic and bicyclic carbocyclic and heterocyclic groups containing 0, 1, 2, or 3 heteroatom ring members selected from O, N, S, S(O) and S(O)2; (b) 5 to 6 membered monocyclic heteroaryl groups containing 1, 2 or 3 heteroatom ring members of which 1 is N and the others, when present, are selected from O, N and S; and (c) 3 to 7 membered monocyclic carbocyclic groups; wherein each cyclic group (a), (b) and (c) is unsubstituted or substituted with 1, 2 or 3 substituents R6 selected from hydroxy; oxo; fluorine; amino; NH(Hyd1); N(Hyd1)2; O-Hyd1; —C(?O)—Hyd1; —C(?O)—O—Hyd1 and Hyd1; where Hyd1 is a C1-4 non-aromatic hydrocarbon group optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from fluorine, hydroxyl and methoxy;R2 is selected from hydrogen; halogen; and C1-3 hydrocarbon groups optionally substituted with one or more fluorine atoms;R3 is hydrogen or a group L1-R7;R4 is selected from hydrogen; methoxy; and C1-3 alkyl optionally substituted with hydroxy, amino, mono- or di-C1-2 alkylamino, a cyclic amino group or methoxy; wherein the cyclic amino group is a saturated 4-7 membered heterocyclic group containing a nitrogen ring member and optionally a second heteroatom ring member selected from O, N and S, wherein the cyclic amino group is linked via a nitrogen ring member thereof to the C1-3 alkyl, and wherein the cyclic amino group is optionally substituted with one or two methyl groups;provided that no more than one R4 can be other than hydrogen or methyl;L1 is selected from a bond; Alk2, Alk2-O and Alk2-C(?O) wherein Alk2 is a C1-4 straight chain or branched alkylene group which is optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from hydroxy, methoxy, amino, methylamino, dimethylamino and fluorine;R7 is selected from:hydrogen;
CO2H;
NR8R9;
a carbocyclic or heterocyclic group having from 3 to 12 ring members, of which 0, 1, 2 or 3 are heteroatom ring members selected from O, N and S and oxidised forms of S, the carbocyclic or heterocyclic group being optionally substituted with one or more substituents R10; and
an acyclic C1-8 hydrocarbon group optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from hydroxy; oxo; halogen; cyano; carboxy; amino; mono- or di-C1-4 alkylamino; and carbocyclic and heterocyclic groups having from 3 to 12 ring members, of which 0, 1, 2 or 3 are heteroatom ring members selected from O, N and S and oxidised forms of S, the carbocyclic or heterocyclic group being optionally substituted with one or more substituents R10; wherein one or two but not all of the carbon atoms of the acyclic C1-8 hydrocarbon group may optionally be replaced by O, S, SO, SO2 or NR11;R8 is selected from hydrogen and a C1-4 hydrocarbon group, the C1-4 hydrocarbon group being optionally substituted with 1-2 substituents selected from hydroxy, amino, mono-C1-4 alkylamino, di-C1-4 alkylamino, and 4-7 membered saturated heterocyclic rings containing 1-2 heteroatom ring members selected from O and N, wherein the mono-C1-4 alkylamino, di-C1-4 alkylamino, and 4-7 membered saturated heterocyclic rings are each optionally substituted with 1-2 hydroxy or C1-3 alkyl substituents;R9 is selected from:hydrogen;
a carbocyclic or heterocyclic group having from 3 to 12 ring members, of which 0, 1, 2 or 3 are heteroatom ring members selected from O, N and S and oxidised forms of S, the carbocyclic or heterocyclic group being optionally substituted with one or more substituents R10; and
an acyclic C1-8 hydrocarbon group optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from hydroxy; oxo; halogen; cyano; carboxy; amino; mono- or di-C1-4 alkylamino; and carbocyclic and heterocyclic groups having from 3 to 12 ring members, of which 0, 1, 2 or 3 are heteroatom ring members selected from O, N and S and oxidised forms of S, the carbocyclic or heterocyclic group being optionally substituted with one or more substituents R10; wherein one or two but not all of the carbon atoms of the acyclic C1-8 hydrocarbon group may optionally be replaced by O, S, SO, SO2 or NR11;or NR8R9 forms a heterocyclic group having from 4 to 12 ring members wherein, in addition to the nitrogen atom of NR8R9, the heterocyclic group optionally contains 1 or 2 further heteroatom ring members selected from O, N and S and oxidised forms of S; and wherein the heterocyclic group is optionally substituted with one or more substituents R10;R10 is selected from:halogen; hydroxy; oxo; cyano;
OR12 wherein R12 is C1-6 alkyl or C3-6 cycloalkyl, each being optionally substituted with halogen;
an acyclic C1-8 hydrocarbon group optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from hydroxy; oxo; halogen; cyano; carboxy; amino; mono- or di-C1-4 alkylamino; and carbocyclic and heterocyclic groups having 3 to 7 ring members of which 0, 1, 2, 3 or 4 are heteroatom ring members selected from N, O and S, wherein the carbocyclic and heterocyclic groups are optionally substituted with one or more substituents R13 selected from hydroxy; halogen; cyano; amino; —NH(Hyd1); —N(Hyd1)2; and —(O)v-Hyd1 where v is 0 or 1; wherein one or two but not all of the carbon atoms of the acyclic C1-8 hydrocarbon group may optionally be replaced by O, S, SO, SO2 or NR11; and
carbocyclic and heterocyclic groups having 3 to 7 ring members of which 0, 1, 2, 3 or 4 are heteroatom ring members selected from N, O and S, wherein the carbocyclic and heterocyclic groups are optionally substituted with one or more substituents R13; andR11 is selected from hydrogen and a C1-4 hydrocarbon group.

US Pat. No. 10,457,667

INDOLIN-2-ONE DERIVATIVES

Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., ...

1. A compound of formula
wherein
A is phenyl or a six membered heteroaryl group, containing one or two N atoms, selected from

or the oxygen atom may form together with two neighboring carbon atoms from the group A an additional fused ring, selected from

R1 is hydrogen, lower alkyl, lower alkyl substituted by halogen or oxetanyl;
R2 is hydrogen, lower alkyl lower alkoxy, halogen or cycloalkyl; and
--- the dotted line is nothing or may be —CH2—;
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,457,664

QUINAZOLINE DERIVATIVES AS VEGF INHIBITORS

Genzyme Corporation, Cam...

1. A process for the preparation of a quinazoline derivative of formula I
or a salt thereof,
wherein:
m is an integer from 1 to 3;
R1 is halogeno;
x1 is —O—;
R2 is C1-5alkylR3; and
R3 is piperidin-4-yl where the nitrogen atom of the piperidine ring may bear a C1-4alkyl substituent,
which comprises:
(a) reaction of a compound of the formula III:

wherein R2 and X1 are as defined herein and L1 is chloro, with a compound of the formula IV:

wherein R1 and m are as defined herein;
(b)reaction of a compound of the formula V:

wherein m, X1 and R1 are as defined herein with a compound of formula VI:
R2-L1  (VI)wherein R2 is as defined herein, R3 is piperidin-4-yl where the nitrogen atom of the piperidine ring may bear a C1-4alkyl or an alkoxycarbonyl substituent and L1 is as defined herein; or(c) deprotection of a conpound of a compound of the formula IX:

wherein R1, m and X1 are as defined herein, and R4 represents a protected R2 group
wherein R3is piperidin-4-yl where the nitrogen atom of the piperidine ring bears an alkoxycarbonyl substituent; and
optional reaction of the quinazoline derivative of formula I with an acid or base to obtain a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,457,656

CONVERSION OF BIOMASS

XYLECO, Inc., Wakefield,...

1. A method for processing biomass, the method comprising:irradiating biomass to reduce the recalcitrance of the biomass;
saccharifying the irradiated biomass with one or more enzymes to produce a first sugar composition comprising xylose and glucose;
fermenting the first sugar composition to produce a second sugar composition comprising xylose and glucose, wherein the concentration of xylose in the second sugar composition is increased relative to the first sugar composition;
isolating the xylose from the second sugar composition;
converting the isolated xylose to furfural; and
converting the furfural to methyltetrahydrofuran.

US Pat. No. 10,457,654

THERAPEUTIC COMPOUNDS AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

GENENTECH, INC., South S...

1. A compound of Formula I:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein:
R1, R2, R3, and R4 are each independently selected from hydrogen, C1-C6 alkyl, cyano, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, hydroxy, C1-C6 alkoxy, nitro, and halo, wherein any C1-C6 alkyl, and C3-C6 cycloalkyl is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from halo, cyano, hydroxy, C1-C6 alkoxy, C1-C6 haloalkoxy, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, and phenyl; and Z is selected from —N(R5)—, —O—, —S—, —S(O)—,and —S(O)2—;
or
R1, R2, and R3 are each independently selected from hydrogen, C1-C6 alkyl, cyano, halo, and C1-C6 haloalkyl; and R4 and Z together with the benzene ring to which they are both attached form a 9- or 10-membered heterobicycle;
Het is 5- or 6-membered heteroaryl optionally substituted with one to three substituents each independently selected from C1-C6 alkyl, cyano, halo, and C1-C6 haloalkyl;
X is selected from —N(R6)2 and —N(R7)3+?W and amine oxides thereof;
Y1 is —C(R8)2—; and Y2 is selected from —(C(R8)2)n —, —N(R9)—, —O —, —C(R8)2—N(R9)—, —N(R9)—C(R8)2—, —C(R8)2—O—, and —O—C(R8)2—;
or
Y1 is selected from —N(R9)—and —O—; and Y2 is —(C(R8)2) n—;
n is selected from 0, 1, and 2;
Y3 and Y6 are each —C(R8)2—;
Y4 and Y5 are each —C(R8)—;
R5 is selected from hydrogen, C1-C6 alkyl, and C3-C6 cycloalkyl;
each R6 is independently selected from hydrogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, C1-C6 alkanoyl, 4-7 membered heterocycle, 5-6 membered heteroaryl, and C6-C12 aryl, wherein any C1-C6 alkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, C1-C6 alkanoyl, 4-7 membered heterocycle, 5-6 membered heteroaryl, and C6-C12 aryl is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from deuterium, halo, cyano, hydroxy, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, C1-C6 alkanoyl, C1-C6 haloalkyl, C1-C6 haloalkoxy, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, C3-C6 halocycloalkyl, —NRaRb, —C(?O) NRaRbRc, and phenyl, wherein any C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, and C1-C6 alkanoyl is optionally substituted with C3-C6 cycloalkyl; or two R6 groups together with the nitrogen to which they are both attached form a 4- to 10-membered heterocycle that is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from deuterium, halo, cyano, hydroxy, C1-C6 alkyl, and C3-C6 cycloalkyl, which C1-C6 alkyl, and C3-C6 cycloalkyl is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from hydroxy and halo;
each R7 is independently selected from C1-C6 alkyl; or two R7 groups together with the nitrogen to which they are both attached form a 4- to 7-membered heterocycle;
each R8 is independently selected from hydrogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 haloalkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, benzyl, 5-15 membered heteroaryl, C1-C6 alkoxy, C1-C6 haloalkoxy, C3-C6 cycloalkoxy, hydroxy, halo, cyano, and -L-C6-C12 aryl;
wherein each C3-C6 cycloalkyl, -L-C6-C12 aryl, benzyl, 5-15 membered heteroaryl, and C1-C6 alkoxy, is optionally substituted with one to three substituents Rx each independently selected from C1-C6 alkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, C1-C6 haloalkoxy, cyano, halo, hydroxy, C3-C6 cycloalkoxy, C3-C6 halocycloalkyl, —S(C1-C6 alkyl), —S(O)(C1-C6 alkyl), —S(O)2(C1-C6 alkyl), —NH2 —NH(C1-C6 alkyl), —N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, 4-6 membered heterocycle, and C1-C6 haloalkyl or two R8 that are on adjacent carbons taken together form a double bond; and R9 is selected from hydrogen, C1-C6 alkyl and C6-C12 aryl, which C6-C12 aryl is optionally substituted with one to three substituents each independently selected from C1-C6 alkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, C1-C6 haloalkoxy, cyano, halo, and C1-C6 haloalkyl; or one R8 or R9 taken together with another R8 or R9 and the atoms to which they are attached form a 3-8 membered fused, bridged or spirocyclic ring, which 3-8 membered ring is optionally substituted with one to three substituents each independently selected from C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, cyano, halo, and C1-C6 haloalkyl; and L is selected from a bond, —O—, —S—, —S(O)—, and —S(O)2—;
each Ra and Rb is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C6 alkyl, and C1-C6 alkanoyl;
each Rc is independently selected from 4-7 membered heterocycle that is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from halo, C1-C6 alkyl, and C1-C6 haloalkyl; and
W?is a counterion.

US Pat. No. 10,457,652

3-ALKYL-4-AMIDO-BICYCLIC [4,5,0] HYDROXAMIC ACIDS AS HDAC INHIBITORS

FORMA Therapeutics, Inc.,...

1. A compound of Formula I:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein:
X1 is NR3;
X2 is C?O, and X4 is CR1R2;
X3 is CR1?R2;
Y1 and Y4 are not bound to —C(O)NHOH and are each CR1;
Y2 and Y3 are CR1 when not bonded to —C(O)NHOH and Y2 and Y3 are C when bonded to —C(O)NHOH;
L is selected from the group consisting of —C(O)—, —C(O)(CR1R2)m—, and —C(O)(CR1R2)mO—, wherein L is bound to the ring nitrogen through the carbonyl group;
R is independently selected from the group consisting of —H, —C1-C6 alkyl, —C2-C6 alkenyl, —C4-C8 cycloalkenyl, —C2-C6 alkynyl, —C3-C8 cycloalkyl, —C5-C12 spirocyclyl, heterocyclyl, spiroheterocyclyl, aryl, and heteroaryl containing 1-5 heteroatoms selected from the group consisting of N, S, P, and O, wherein each alkyl, alkenyl, cycloalkenyl, alkynyl, cycloalkyl, spirocyclyl, heterocyclyl, spiroheterocyclyl, aryl, or heteroaryl is optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from the group consisting of —OH, halogen, oxo, —NO2, —CN, —R1, —R2, —OR3, —NHR3, —NR3R4, —S(O)2NR3R4, —S(O)2R1, —C(O)R1, —CO2R1, —NR3S(O)2R1, —S(O)R1, —S(O)NR3R4, —NR3S(O)R1, heterocyclyl, aryl, and heteroaryl containing 1-5 heteroatoms selected from the group consisting of N, S, P, and O, with the proviso that R is not bound to L via a nitrogen atom;
R1 and R2 are independently, at each occurrence, selected from the group consisting of —H, —R3, —R4, —C1-C6 alkyl, —C2-C6 alkenyl, —C3-C8 cycloalkenyl, —C2-C6 alkynyl, —C3-C8 cycloalkyl, heterocyclyl, aryl, heteroaryl containing 1-5 heteroatoms selected from the group consisting of N, S, P, and O, —OH, halogen, —NO2, —CN, —NHC1-C6 alkyl, —N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —S(O)2N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —N(C1-C6 alkyl)S(O)2R5, —S(O)2(C1-C6 alkyl), —(C1-C6 alkyl)S(O)2R5, —C(O)C1-C6 alkyl, —CO2C1-C6 alkyl, —N(C1-C6 alkyl)S(O)2C1-C6 alkyl, and —(CHR5)nNR3R4, wherein each alkyl, alkenyl, cycloalkenyl, alkynyl, cycloalkyl, heterocyclyl, aryl, or heteroaryl is optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from the group consisting of —OH, halogen, —NO2, oxo, —CN, —R5, —OR3, —NHR3, —NR3R4, —S(O)2N(R3)2, —S(O)2R5, —C(O)R5, —CO2R5, —NR3S(O)2R5, —S(O)R5, —S(O)NR3R4, —NR3S(O)R5, heterocyclyl, aryl, and heteroaryl containing 1-5 heteroatoms selected from the group consisting of N, S, P, and O;
R1? and R2? are independently, at each occurrence, selected from the group consisting of —H, —C1-C6 alkyl, —C2-C6 alkenyl, —C3-C8 cycloalkenyl, —C2-C6 alkynyl, —C3-C8 cycloalkyl, heterocyclyl, —OH, halogen, —NO2, —CN, —NHC1-C6 alkyl, —N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —S(O)2N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —N(C1-C6 alkyl)S(O)2R5, —S(O)2(C1-C6 alkyl), —(C1-C6 alkyl)S(O)2R5, —C(O)C1-C6 alkyl, —CO2C1-C6 alkyl, —N(C1-C6 alkyl)S(O)2C1-C6 alkyl, and —(CHR5)NR3R4, wherein each alkyl, alkenyl, cycloalkenyl, alkynyl, cycloalkyl, or heterocyclyl is optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from the group consisting of —OH, halogen, —NO2, oxo, —CN, —R5, —OR3, —NHR3, —NR3R4, —S(O)2N(R3)2, —S(O)2R5, —C(O)R5, —CO2R5, —NR3S(O)2R5, —S(O)R5, —S(O)NR3R4, —NR3S(O)R5, heterocyclyl, aryl, and heteroaryl containing 1-5 heteroatoms selected from the group consisting of N, S, P, and O;
R3 and R4 are independently, at each occurrence, selected from the group consisting of —H, —C1-C6 alkyl, —C2-C6 alkenyl, —C3-C8 cycloalkenyl, —C2-C6 alkynyl, —C3-C8 cycloalkyl, heterocyclyl, aryl, heteroaryl containing 1-5 heteroatoms selected from the group consisting of N, S, P, and O, —S(O)2N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —S(O)2(C1-C6 alkyl), —(C1-C6 alkyl)S(O)2R5, —C(O)C1-C6 alkyl, —CO2C1-C6 alkyl, and —(CHR5)nN(C1-C6 alkyl)2, wherein each alkyl, alkenyl, cycloalkenyl, alkynyl, cycloalkyl, heterocyclyl, aryl, and heteroaryl is optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from the group consisting of —OH, halogen, —NO2, oxo, —CN, —R5, —O(C1-C6 alkyl), —NH(C1-C6 alkyl), —N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —S(O)2N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —S(O)2NHC1-C6 alkyl, —C(O)C1-C6 alkyl, —CO2C1-C6 alkyl, —N(C1-C6 alkyl)S(O)2C1-C6 alkyl, —S(O)R5, —S(O)N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —N(C1-C6 alkyl)S(O)R5, heterocyclyl, aryl, and heteroaryl containing 1-5 heteroatoms selected from the group consisting of N, S, P, and O;
R5 is independently, at each occurrence, selected from the group consisting of —H, —C1-C6 alkyl, —C2-C6 alkenyl, —C3-C8 cycloalkenyl, —C2-C6 alkynyl, —C3-C8 cycloalkyl, heterocyclyl, aryl, heteroaryl containing 1-5 heteroatoms selected from the group consisting of N, S, P, and O, —OH, halogen, —NO2, —CN, —NH(C1-C6 alkyl), —N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —S(O)2NH(C1-C6 alkyl), —S(O)2N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —S(O)2C1-C6 alkyl, —C(O)C1-C6 alkyl, —CO2C1-C6 alkyl, —N(C1-C6 alkyl)SO2C1-C6 alkyl, —S(O)(C1-C6 alkyl), —S(O)N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —N(C1-C6 alkyl)S(O)(C1-C6 alkyl), and —(CH2)nN(C1-C6 alkyl)2;
each n is independently and at each occurrence an integer from 0 to 6; and
each m is independently and at each occurrence an integer from 1 to 6.

US Pat. No. 10,457,651

METHOD FOR PRODUCING 3-ALKYLSULFANYL-2-CHLORO-N-(1-ALKYL-1H-TETRAZOL-5-YL)-4-TRIFLUOROMETHYL-BENZAMIDES

BAYER CROPSCIENCE AKTIENG...

1. Method for preparing 3-alkylsulphanyl-2-chloro-N-(1-alkyl-1H-tetrazol-5-yl)-4-trifluoromethylbenzamides of the general formula (I), comprising reacting 2,3-dichlorobenzotrifluoride (II) with a thiolate (IV) to give a 2-alkysulphanyl-3-chlorobenzotrifluoride (III),b) reacting the 2-alkysulphanyl-3-chlorobenzotrifluoride (III) with an organometallic reagent to give [2-chloro-3-(alkylsulphanyl)-4-(trifluoromethyl) phenyl] metal anion (V) and subsequently with a carboxylating reagent to give 3-alkylsulphanyl-2-chloro-4-trifluoromethylbenzoic acid (VI), and
c) effecting amidation with a 5-amino-1-alkyltetrazole (VII) with an activator in the presence of a base and an acyl transfer reagent to give 3-alkylsulphanyl-2-chloro-N-(1-alkyl-1H-tetrazol-5-yl)-4-trifluoromethylbenzamide (I):

and
d) where the substituents are as defined hereinbelow:
R1 is C1-C4-alkyl or phenyl substituted by s radicals selected from the group consisting of chlorine, fluorine, methoxy and ethoxy,
R2 is C1-C4-alkyl or phenyl substituted by s radicals selected from the group consisting of chlorine, fluorine, methoxy and ethoxy,
M1 is lithium, sodium or potassium,
M2 is Li, ZnX, MgX,
X is chlorine, bromine or iodine,
s is 0, 1, 2 or 3.

US Pat. No. 10,457,649

POLYMORPHS OF A MPGES-1 INHIBITING TRIAZOLONE COMPOUND

GLENMARK PHARMACEUTICALS ...

1. A process for the preparation of N-(4-chloro-3-(5-oxo-1-(4-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl)-4,5-dihydro-1H-1,2,4-triazol-3-yl)benzyl)pivalamide (Compound of formula II) or a salt thereof,
which process comprises the steps of:
a) reacting 2-chloro benzoic acid with 2,2,2-trifluoro-N-(hydroxymethyl)acetamide to obtain a substantially pure compound of formula (VI)

b) converting the compound of formula (VI) to a compound of formula (IV)

c) reacting the compound of formula (IV) with oxalyl chloride and a compound of formula (V)

to obtain the compound of formula (III)

and
d) converting the compound of formula (III) to the compound of formula (II),
wherein the N-(4-chloro-3-(5-oxo-1-(4-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl)-4,5-dihydro-1H-1,2,4-triazol-3-yl)benzyl)pivalamide is crystalline, having a characteristic X-ray diffraction pattern comprising peaks expressed in terms of 2?±0.2 at 5.66, 6.55 and 13.05.

US Pat. No. 10,457,644

PYRAZOL COMPOUNDS AS EAAT3 INHIBITORS

Hoffman-La Roche Inc., L...

1. A compound of formula (I):
wherein
R1? is methyl;
R1 is selected from the group consisting of
i) methyl,
ii) ethyl,
iii) trifluoromethyl
iv) hydroxymethyl,
v) cyclopropyl, and
vi) cyano;
or R1? and R1 together with the carbon atom to which they are attached form 1,1-dioxo-tetrahydro-thiophen-3-yl;
R2 is selected from the group consisting of
i) hydrogen,
ii) methyl,
iii) ethyl,
iv) isopropyl,
v) tert-butyl,
vi) cyclopropyl,
vii) cyclopropylmethyl, and
viii) hydroxymethyl;
R3 is selected from the group consisting of
i) hydrogen,
ii) chloro,
iii) fluoro,
iv) methyl
v) isopropyl,
vi) methoxy,
vii) cyano,
viii) cyclopropyl, and
ix) trifluoromethyl;
R4 is selected from the group consisting of
i) hydrogen,
ii) chloro,
iii) fluoro, and
iv) methyl;
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,457,642

211-ASTATINE CONTAINING RADIOTHERAPEUTICS FOR THE TREATMENT OF CANCER

The Trustees of the Unive...

1. A compound of formula (I):wherein:m is 1 or 2;
n is 1 to 10;
R1 to R4 are at the 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-, or 6-position of the benzene ring and, independently, H, C1 to C6 alkyl, C1 to C6 alkoxy, C1 to C6 haloalkyl, halogen, C1 to C6 fluoroalkoxy, C1 to C6 thioalkyl, C1 to C6 thio-haloalkyl, NH2, C1 to C6 aminoalkyl, or —(OCH2CH2)q—F;
q is 2 to 6;
or R1 and R2; R2 and R3; or R3 and R4 together form a 5- or 6-membered benzene ring substituted with H or 1 to 4 R5;
211At is at the 2-, 3-, 4-, 5- or 6-position of the benzene ring; and
R5 is H, C1 to C6 alkyl, C1 to C6 alkoxy, C1 to C6 haloalkyl, halogen, C1 to C6 fluoroalkoxy, C1 to C6 thioalkyl, C1 to C6 thio-haloalkyl, NH2, C1 to C6 aminoalkyl, or —(OCH2CH2)q—F;
with the proviso that two of R1-R4 and 211At do not occupy the same position on said benzene ring;or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or prodrug thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,457,641

CERTAIN CHEMICAL ENTITIES, COMPOSITIONS, AND METHODS

NEUPHARMA, INC., Foster ...

1. A method of treating a cancer in a subject in need thereof, comprising administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of a compound of Formula I:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein
Z1 is optionally substituted heteroaryl;
R1, R2, and R3 are independently hydrogen, cyano, halo, hydroxy, azido, nitro, carboxy, sulfinyl, sulfanyl, sulfonyl, optionally substituted alkoxy, optionally substituted aryloxy, optionally substituted heteroaryloxy, optionally substituted heterocycloalkyloxy, optionally substituted alkyl, optionally substituted alkenyl, optionally substituted alkynyl, optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted heteroaryl, optionally substituted heterocycloalkyl, optionally substituted amino, optionally substituted acyl, optionally substituted alkoxycarbonyl, optionally substituted aminocarbonyl, optionally substituted aminosulfonyl, or optionally substituted carbamimidoyl;
R4 is hydrogen, optionally substituted alkyl, optionally substituted cycloalkyl, optionally substituted heterocycloalkyl, optionally substituted aryl, or optionally substituted heteroaryl;
R5 is hydroxy, formyl, optionally substituted alkoxy, optionally substituted alkyl, optionally substituted cycloalkyl, optionally substituted heterocycloalkyl, optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted heteroaryl, —COR7, —CO2R7, —CONR7R8, —C(NR9)NR7R8, or —C(NCN)NR7R8, where R7 is optionally substituted alkyl, optionally substituted cycloalkyl, optionally substituted heterocycloalkyl, optionally substituted aryl, or optionally substituted heteroaryl; and R8 and R9 are independently hydrogen, optionally substituted alkyl, optionally substituted cycloalkyl, optionally substituted heterocycloalkyl, optionally substituted aryl, or optionally substituted heteroaryl; or R7 and R8 may be joined together with any intervening atoms to form an optionally substituted heterocycloalkyl ring;
or R4 and R5 may be joined together with any intervening atoms to form an optionally substituted heterocycloalkyl ring;
for each occurrence, R6 is independently hydrogen, cyano, halo, hydroxy, carboxy, azido, nitro, sulfonyl, sulfinyl, sulfanyl, optionally substituted alkoxy, optionally substituted aryloxy, optionally substituted heteroaryloxy, optionally substituted heterocycloalkyloxy, optionally substituted alkoxycarbonyl, optionally substituted alkyl, optionally substituted cycloalkyl, optionally substituted alkenyl, optionally substituted alkynyl, optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted heteroaryl, optionally substituted heterocycloalkyl, optionally substituted amino, optionally substituted acyl, optionally substituted aminocarbonyl, optionally substituted aminosulfonyl, or optionally substituted carbaminodoyl; and
m is 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6;
provided that Z1 is not quinoxalin-6-yl,wherein the cancer is skin cancer, lung cancer or colon cancer.

US Pat. No. 10,457,638

SULPHAMOYLPYRROLAMIDE DERIVATIVES AND THE USE THEREOF AS MEDICAMENTS FOR THE TREATMENT OF HEPATITIS B

Janssen Sciences Ireland ...

1. A method of treating Hepatitis B virus infection in a subject in need thereof comprising administering to said subject a therapeutically effective amount of a compound of Formula (ID)
or a stereoisomer or tautomeric form thereof, wherein:
each X is independently CR7;
Ra, Rb and Rc are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, fluoro, bromo, chloro, —CHF2, —CF2-methyl, —CH2F, —CF3, —OCF3, —CN, C1-C3alkyl and C3-C4cycloalkyl;
Rd is hydrogen or fluoro;
R4 is hydrogen, C1-C3alkyl or C3-C4cycloalkyl;
R5 is hydrogen;
R6 is selected from the group consisting of C2-C6alkyl, C1-C4alkyl-R8 optionally substituted with one or more fluoro, C1-C4alkyl-R9 optionally substituted with one or more fluoro, and a 3-7 membered mono or polycyclic saturated ring optionally containing one or more heteroatoms each independently selected from the group consisting of O, S and N, such 3-7 membered saturated ring or C2-C6alkyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, —OH, fluoro, oxo, R9, R10 and C1-C4alkyl optionally substituted with R10;
R7 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, —CN, fluoro, chloro, bromo, —CHF2, —CF2— methyl, —CH2F, —CF3, C1-C3alkyl optionally substituted with methoxy, C2-C3alkenyl and C3-C4cycloalkyl;
R8 is a 3-7 membered saturated ring optionally containing one or more heteroatoms each independently selected from the group consisting of O, S and N, such 3-7 membered saturated ring optionally substituted with one or more C1-C4alkyl optionally substituted with R10;
R9 is selected from the group consisting of C1-C4alkyloxy, —SO2-methyl, —C(?O)—OR11 and —C(?O)—N(R11)2;
R10 is selected from the group consisting of —CN, —OH, fluoro, —CHF2, —CH2F and —CF3;
R11 is hydrogen or C1-C3alkyl;
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or a solvate thereof wherein such compound is not

US Pat. No. 10,457,631

BIODEGRADABLE AMINO-ESTER NANOMATERIALS FOR NUCLEIC ACID DELIVERY

Ohio State Innovation Fou...

1. A compound of Formula I:
and salts thereof; wherein
each R1 is independently substituted or unsubstituted alkyl; or substituted or unsubstituted alkenyl;
each m is independently 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, or 10.

US Pat. No. 10,457,621

PROCESS FOR PREPARING ARYL KETONE

ETERNAL MATERIALS CO., LT...

1. A process for preparing a compound of formula (I), (II), (III) or (IV):
said process comprising photo-oxidizing a corresponding compound of formula (V), (VI), (VII) or (VIII):

in the presence of an oxidative system comprising at least one bromide compound, wherein:X1 represents —H, halo, —OH or —OR4;X2 represents —H, —OH, nitro, —N(R4)2, —NHR4, —R4, —OR4, —NR4OH, —ONHR4, Si(R4)3, —OSi(R4)3, —P(R4)2, —P(?O)(OR4)2, —P(?O)(R4)2, or a 5- or 6-membered nitrogen-linked heterocyclyl having one or two heteroatoms selected from N, O or S in which at least one heteroatom is N, with the proviso that when X1 represents —OH, X2 is not —OH or —OR4;R1 and R2 independently represent alkyl, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, amino, amido, or an organic moiety comprising at least one of phosphor, oxygen, nitrogen and silicon, orR1 and R2, together with the carbon atom to which they attach, form a “—C?O” radical or a ring structure;R3 represents H, alkyl, cycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, amino or amido;t represents an integer from 1 to 5;G represents —H, halo, —OH, nitro, —N(R4)2, —NHR4, —R4, —OR4, —NR4OH, —ONHR4, —Si(R4)3, —OSi(R4)3, —P(R4)2, —P(?O)(OR4)2, —P(?O)(R4)2, or a 5- or 6-membered nitrogen-linked heterocyclyl having one or two heteroatoms selected from N, O or S in which at least one heteroatom is N;R4 represents alkyl or aryl;n, m and p independently represent an integer from 2 to 6;L1 represents an n-valent linking group;L2 represents an m-valent linking group; andL3 and L4 represent a p-valent linking group and can be the same or different from each other.

US Pat. No. 10,457,607

BINDER RESIN COMPOSITION

SUMITOMO SEIKA CHEMICALS ...

1. A binder resin composition comprising an aliphatic polycarbonate resin represented by the formula (1):
wherein each of R1, R2, R3, and R4, which may be identical or different, is a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having from 1 to 10 carbon atoms, or an aryl group having from 6 to 20 carbon atoms; and m is an integer of from 40 to 23,000, and
an end-capped aliphatic polycarbonate resin represented by the formula (2):

wherein each of R5, R6, R7 and R8, which may be identical or different, is a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having from 1 to 10 carbon atoms, or an aryl group having from 6 to 20 carbon atoms; each of X and Y, which may be identical or different, is a group having at least one functional group selected from a carboxy group, an ester group, a carbamate group, a silicate group, an isocyanate group, an ether group, an acetal group, and a halogen atom at its end; and n is an integer of from 40 to 23,000.

US Pat. No. 10,457,596

OPTICAL SENSOR EMPLOYING A REFRACTIVE INDEX ENGINEERED METAL OXIDE MATERIAL

1. A method of sensing an analyte in an environment in a spatially distributed manner, comprising:providing an optical sensor device in the environment, the optical sensor device including an optical waveguide portion having a core, the core having a first refractive index, and a functional material layer coupled to the optical waveguide portion, the functional material layer being comprised of a material that in a bulk, fully dense form has a natural, non-engineered refractive index that is greater than the first refractive index, the functional material layer being structured to have an engineered second refractive index that is lower than the first refractive index, wherein the functional material layer is an engineered nanostructure material with a plurality of voids formed therein, wherein throughout the functional material layer a porosity of the functional material layer is uniform and a size and a shape of the voids is uniform such that the functional material layer is caused to have the engineered second refractive index and such that light scattering in the optical sensor device is minimized, wherein the functional material layer is a material wherein at least one of the engineered second refractive index of the functional material layer or the optical absorption of the functional material layer will change in response to a parameter relating to the analyte, and wherein the engineered second refractive index of the functional material layer and losses thereof are engineered as to permit interrogation of a desired length of the optical sensor device or a plurality of sensing locations along the optical sensor device using a spatially distributed sensing technique without employing a plurality of in-fiber optic components in the core of the optical sensor device; and
sensing a presence of or measuring the parameter relating to the analyte at a plurality of locations along the optical sensor device using the spatially distributed sensing technique without employing a plurality of in-fiber optic components in the core of the optical sensor device.

US Pat. No. 10,457,594

CHEMICALLY STRENGTHENED GLASS

AGC INC., Tokyo (JP)

1. A chemically strengthened glass, wherein:a CT1 obtained by formula (1) and an internal tensile stress CT5 obtained by formula (5) satisfy CT5/CT1?0.85;
the internal tensile stress CT5 is 30 MPa or more;
a compressive stress value at a depth of a half value of a compressive stress depth DOL from a surface of the chemically strengthened glass is 10% or less of a surface compressive stress CS;
a sheet thickness of the chemically strengthened glass is 1000 ?m or less; and
when the sheet thickness of the chemically strengthened glass is t (?m),
the CT1 satisfies CT1>?38.7×ln(t/1000)+48.2 [MPa] and
an internal energy density rE obtained by formula (6) satisfies rE?23.3×t/1000+15 [kJ/m2]:

wherein
CS is a surface compressive stress value [MPa] of the chemically strengthened glass,
?(x) is a compressive stress value [MPa] at a position x in a depth direction from the surface of the chemically strengthened glass,
DOL is a compressive stress depth [?m] of the chemically strengthened glass, and
t is a sheet thickness [?m] of the chemically strengthened glass.

US Pat. No. 10,457,593

GLASS PLATE WITH FILM, TOUCH SENSOR, FILM AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING GLASS PLATE WITH FILM

NIPPON ELECTRIC GLASS CO....

1. A glass sheet with a film, comprising a laminated film, which includes a plurality of films laminated together, formed on a glass sheet,wherein the laminated film includes an inorganic material film, which contains at least a noble metal, formed on a non-reformed surface of the glass sheet, and a plated metal film formed on the inorganic material film, and
wherein the laminated film is black when viewed from a glass sheet side.

US Pat. No. 10,457,591

SUBSTRATE PROVIDED WITH A STACK HAVING THERMAL PROPERTIES COMPRISING AT LEAST ONE NICKEL OXIDE LAYER

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A transparent substrate provided, on a main face, with a stack of thin layers comprising at least one metallic functional layer having properties of reflection in the infrared region and/or in the solar radiation region, and two antireflective coatings, said antireflective coatings each comprising at least one dielectric layer, said functional layer being positioned between the two antireflective coatings, wherein at least one nickel oxide NixO layer is located under said functional layer in the direction of the substrate and/or above said functional layer, with interposition of at least one layer or of just one layer made of a different material between said nickel oxide NixO layer and said functional layer, and wherein said nickel oxide NixO layer is superstoichiometric in oxygen.

US Pat. No. 10,457,584

ALTERNATIVE ADDITIVES TO ENHANCE SLURRY DEWATERING

Ecolab USA Inc., St. Pau...

1. A method of separating alumina trihydrate crystals from an alumina trihydrate bearing slurry, the method comprising: combining an alkenyl succinic anhydride and water; adding the combination to the slurry; and separating alumina trihydrate crystals from the slurry.

US Pat. No. 10,457,583

METHOD FOR RELIEVING CORROSIVE ENVIRONMENT OF BOILING WATER REACTOR, NUCLEAR POWER PLANT, AND METHOD FOR INJECTING NOBLE METAL WHICH IS CARRIED OUT IN NUCLEAR POWER PLANT

Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy...

1. A method for relieving a corrosive environment of a boiling water reactor, the method comprising the steps of:heating a sodium hexahydroxoplatinate solution to 190° C. or higher to produce a platinum oxide colloid, then
injecting hydrogen and the platinum oxide colloid into a water line to be supplied into the reactor pressure vessel during power generation of the boiling water nuclear, and
injecting oxygen or hydrogen peroxide in the water line, wherein
a concentration of the injected oxygen or hydrogen peroxide in the water line is stoichiometrically higher than the concentration of the injected hydrogen.

US Pat. No. 10,457,579

REACTOR AND REACTION SYSTEM BASED ON SUPERCRITCAL WATER OXIDATION, AND PHENOLIC WASTEWATER TREATMENT METHOD

GUANGZHOU INSTITUTE OF AD...

1. A reactor based on supercritical water oxidation, comprising an inner shell and an outer shell, wherein the inner shell is coaxially disposed in the outer shell;the inner shell is divided into two portions, namely an upper cylinder and a lower cone; the cylinder comprises an upper segment of imporous pipe (1411) and a lower segment of straight porous pipe (1404); and the cone is a conical porous wall (1407);
the outer shell comprises an upper connection flange, a middle straight pressure-bearing wall (1403) and a lower conical pressure-bearing wall (1409);
a first annular space is formed between the cylindrical portion of the inner shell and the straight pressure-bearing wall (1403) and the connection flange; a second annular space is formed between the conical porous wall (1407) and the conical pressure-bearing wall (1409); a separation ring (1405) is disposed between the first annular space and the second annular space; high-temperature evaporated water injection pipes (1402) are disposed on an upper portion of the straight pressure-bearing wall; low-temperature evaporated water injection pipes (1406) are disposed on an upper portion of the conical pressure-bearing wall (1409); and an outlet pipe (1408) is disposed at a bottom of the conical pressure-bearing wall (1409);
a nozzle pipe (1401) is coaxially disposed on the connection flange, and the nozzle pipe (1401) passes through a top center of the inner shell.

US Pat. No. 10,457,575

HYDROGEN WATER GENERATOR

FUJI KEIKI CO., LTD., Ku...

1. A hydrogen water generator comprising:a beverage container for storing water;
an electrode portion including five electrodes having anode and cathode electrodes and being arranged in parallel approximately vertically in the beverage container, wherein one of the electrodes is arranged at a center of four of the electrodes arranged to form a square shape as viewed in a horizontal plane while the electrodes having polarization different from the electrode at the center are arranged at two ends of one diagonal line passing through the electrode at the center, and the electrodes having polarization same as the electrode at the center are arranged at two ends of another diagonal line passing through the electrode at the center;
a supporting portion that supports the electrode portion;
a battery that is stored in the supporting portion; and
a controller that controls voltage to be applied to the electrode portion for a predetermined time, the voltage being obtained by boosting battery voltage supplied from the battery,
wherein the controller mutually switches the polarization of the electrodes at the two ends of the one diagonal line, to be different from the polarization at the center and at two ends of the another diagonal line.

US Pat. No. 10,457,572

OIL WATER SEPARATOR

Exactration, LLC, Shephe...

1. A method of separating oil from an oil and water composite fluid with an oil and water separator, comprising the steps of:supporting a tank with a frame, said tank having opposing sidewalls connecting to a first end wall and a second end wall which join a pair of inclined bottom panels converging in the center forming an obtuse angle and said tank including a selected level with a fluid comprising a major amount of water and a minor amount of oil defining a water reservoir;
transporting an oil water composite fluid with a pump from a source to an oil water composite fluid inlet;
evacuating a coalescing chamber in fluid communication with said oil water composite fluid inlet, said coalescing chamber including a drain and an opening;
filling said coalescing chamber to a selected level whereby an overflow of said oil water composite fluid spills over said edge and said top surface of said inclined cover defining a liquid conveyor;
separating a major amount of an oil and a minor amount of said oil water composite fluid from said oil water composite fluid in said coalescing chamber including an inclined cover extending from a top edge of said second end wall inwardly over a selected portion of said coalescing chamber at a selected obtuse angle of up to about 50 degrees, said inclined cover including a top surface and a bottom surface and an edge therebetween extending between said opposing sidewalls and defining a weir;
accumulating said major amount of oil and said minor amount of oil water composite fluid from said liquid conveyor whereby a mechanical oil separation chamber in fluid communication with said coalescing chamber is disposed between said opposing end walls and said coalescing chamber second end wall and a baffle end wall of a concentrate product chamber at a selected depth within said reservoir;
rotating a drum of a in fluid communication with said mechanical oil separation chamber at a selected speed by a motor whereby a concentrate product comprising a lighter density liquid oil removably adheres, absorbs, or adsorbs to a surface of said rotating drum supported by a frame, said drum having a bottom portion in fluid communication with said major amount of oil and said minor amount of oil water composite fluid;
engaging said surface of said rotating drum at a selected angle with a wiper assembly comprising a blade extending across at least a portion of said rotating drum cooperatively removing at least a portion of said concentrate product therefrom;
removing said concentrate product with said wiper assembly in fluid communication with said concentrate product chamber disposed between said opposing side walls and a reservoir end wall and said rotating drum at a selected depth, said baffle end wall extending upward adjacent said rotating drum at a height above the level of the concentrate product and above the level of the major amount of oil and minor amount of oil water composite fluid, said concentrate product chamber including a discharge port for removal of said concentrate product;
purging said concentrate product with a purge oil chamber comprising an inner purge oil chamber baffle extending from said bottom panel of said coalescing chamber between said opposing side walls from a first end wall of said coalescing chamber inwardly and upward a selected distance above the level of the oil water composite fluid and an outer purge oil chamber baffle extending upward from said bottom panel of said tank and between said opposing side walls and spaced apart from said first end wall of said coalescing chamber and said first end wall of said tank a selected distance below the level of the oil water composite fluid;
forming a clean solution chamber disposed at a selected distance above said tank floor panel and said oil purge chamber baffle extending vertically from a bottom of said clean solution chamber; and
providing a clean solution chamber in fluid communication with said oil purge chamber disposed between said opposing side walls above said tank floor adjacent said first tank wall and in fluid communication with an adjustable outlet pipe in fluid communication with a clean water discharge port.

US Pat. No. 10,457,565

PRODUCTION METHOD FOR HEMATITE FOR IRON PRODUCTION

Sumitomo Metal Mining Co....

1. A method of producing hematite for ironmaking comprising:mixing sulfuric acid and nickel oxide ore to form a slurry;
heating the slurry in a pressure vessel at a temperature of 240° C. to 250° C. wherein nickel is leached from the ore, thereby forming a nickel containing leachate slurry;
adding a neutralizer to the leachate slurry thereby neutralizing any sulfuric acid and forming a neutralized leachate slurry, wherein a reaction of the neutralizer and the sulfuric acid yields a calcium sulfate; and then
separating the neutralized leachate slurry into a leach residue and a leachate, where the leach residue includes iron oxide and calcium sulfate, and where the leachate includes nickel; and then
heating the leach residue that includes iron oxide and calcium sulfate to 600° C. or more and thereby providing hematite having a sulfur grade of less than 1%.

US Pat. No. 10,457,557

PROCESS FOR PREPARING GRAPHENE NANOPLATELETS

DIRECTA PLUS S.P.A., Lom...

1. A process for producing graphene nanoplatelets having a C/O ratio ?100:1, comprising the steps of:a) expanding flakes of intercalated graphite having a lateral size of ?500 ?m by exposing said flakes to a temperature from 1300 to 12000° C. for a time of less than 2 seconds and obtaining an expanded graphite,
b) dispersing said expanded graphite in a dispersing medium,
wherein said dispersing medium is water and said dispersion of said expanded graphite is carried out in the absence of a surfactant or in the presence of a surfactant in an amount not higher than 1% by weight of the weight of said expanded graphite, and
said dispersion of said expanded graphite in said dispersing medium is carried out directly after said step of expansion at high temperature by collecting said expanded graphite in said dispersing medium just after its formation:
c) subjecting said expanded graphite obtained from step b) to exfoliation and size reduction treatment by high pressure homogenization in a homogenizer in which the dispersion of said expanded graphite is pumped at a pressure above 35 MPa through one or more microchannels or necks having a transverse section of 500 ?m or less, whereby the particles of said expanded graphite are subjected to shear stresses and are caused to collide at an energy level from 10 to 200 Wh/g, and
d) obtaining a dispersion of said graphene nanoplatelets in said dispersing medium, wherein at least 90% of said graphene nanoplatelets have a lateral size (x, y) from 50 to 50,000 nm and a thickness (z) from 0.34 to 50 nm, the lateral size being greater than the thickness (x,y>z).

US Pat. No. 10,457,553

BORON NITRIDE MATERIAL AND METHOD OF PREPARATION THEREOF

Nanyang Technological Uni...

1. A method of preparing a boron nitride material, the method comprisingproviding a substrate, wherein the substrate is a metallic substrate or graphene or a substrate having one or more carbon nanotubes, and
sublimating an amine borane complex onto the substrate, the amine borane complex having general formula
R3N.BX3,whereinX at each occurrence is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and a halogen, and R at each occurrence is independently a linear or branched, unsubstituted alkyl with 1 to 20 carbon atoms; and
wherein the sublimating is carried out (i) at a temperature of about 50° C. or less to obtain a boron nitride material consisting essentially of boron nitride, or (ii) at a temperature of greater than about 50° C. and less than about 100° C. to obtain a boron nitride material doped with about 2 wt % to about 5 wt % carbon, or (iii) at a temperature in the range of about 100° C. to about 200° C. to obtain a boron nitride composite comprising one or more domains of boron nitride and carbon.

US Pat. No. 10,457,548

INTEGRATING MEMS STRUCTURES WITH INTERCONNECTS AND VIAS

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An electronic device comprising:a back end of line (BEOL) structure comprising a beam over a substrate, wherein the beam is clamped by one or more vias; and
a conductive interconnect contact region on and above the beam, the conductive interconnect contact region vertically over one of the one or more vias, wherein the conductive interconnect contact region, the beam and the one of the one or more vias are monolithic and comprise a continuous metal liner along sidewalls of the conductive interconnect contact region, the beam and the one of the one or more vias.

US Pat. No. 10,457,538

WATER DISCHARGE DEVICE

Coway Co., Ltd, (KR)

1. A water discharge device comprising:a main body including a flow channel in which water flows and an outlet connected to the flow channel and the outside to allow water flowing in the flow channel to be discharged to the outside;
an opening and closing part including an opening and closing member movably provided in the flow channel to open and close an opening and closing hole formed in the flow channel; and
an operating part including a rotating rotary member and enabling the opening and closing member to move in the flow channel according to rotation of the rotary member in conjunction with the main body and the opening and closing part,
wherein the opening and closing part includes a movement switching member to which a connection part included in the opening and closing member is connected, the movement switching member moving in a length direction of the flow channel, while rotating according to rotation of the rotary member, and
wherein the movement switching member has a guide protrusion inserted into a guide hole formed in the main body to move and rotate, along the guide hole.

US Pat. No. 10,457,536

VEHICLE LIFT SYSTEM WITH ADAPTIVE WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

Gray Manufacturing Compan...

1. A wireless portable vehicle lift system comprising:a plurality of substantially identical individual lifts;
a detachable remote control physically connected in wired communication with one of said individual lifts; and
an adaptive communication system for providing wireless communication between said individual lifts, wherein said adaptive communication system is configured to automatically scan a plurality of communication channels and determine a clearest communication channel for wireless communication between said individual lifts,
wherein each of said individual lifts comprises—
a base for supporting said individual lift on a floor or the ground,
a post coupled to said base and extending upwardly from said base,
a carriage configured to engage a wheel of a vehicle,
a lifting actuator configured to vertically shift said carriage relative to said post,
a height sensor configured to measure a height of said carriage and/or vehicle,
a rechargeable battery,
a battery charger,
an e-stop button,
a transceiver configured to operate on said clearest communication channel, and
a user interface comprising a display screen,
wherein said user interface is configured to display height information, weight information, and battery status information,
wherein said user interface is configured to display a pass code screen that prompts the lift operator to enter a pass code,
wherein each of said individual lifts is configured to track and/or store lift data relevant to safety, maintenance, and/or proper operation of said lift system,
wherein each of said individual lifts is configured to provide a notification of maintenance needs based on said lift data,
wherein said lift system is configured to be selectively operated in a paired mode where two of said individual lifts are paired with one another and operate independently of the other of said individual lifts that are not paired.

US Pat. No. 10,457,533

ARTICULATED BOOM TELEHANDLER

Oshkosh Corporation, Osh...

1. A telehandler comprising:a frame assembly;
a plurality of tractive elements rotatably coupled to the frame assembly;
an outrigger coupled to the frame assembly and selectively repositionable between a stored position and a deployed position, wherein in the deployed position the outrigger engages the ground to support a portion of a weight of the telehandler;
a cabin coupled to the frame assembly and configured to house an operator;
a boom assembly comprising:
a lower boom section having a proximal end pivotably coupled to the frame assembly and a distal end opposite the proximal end;
an intermediate boom section pivotably coupled to the distal end of the lower boom section; and
an upper boom section having a proximal end pivotably coupled to the intermediate boom section and a distal end configured to be coupled to an implement;
a locking mechanism selectively reconfigurable between a locked configuration and an unlocked configuration, wherein the boom assembly is configured to move freely when the locking mechanism is in the unlocked configuration, and wherein, in the locked configuration, the locking mechanism is configured to couple the intermediate boom section to the frame assembly such that the locking mechanism limits rotation of the lower boom section relative to the frame assembly; and
a controller operatively coupled to the locking mechanism, wherein the controller is configured to prevent the locking mechanism from changing from the locked configuration to the unlocked configuration in response to at least one of:
a weight of a payload supported by the implement exceeding a first threshold weight;
an orientation of the frame assembly being offset more than a threshold angle from a level orientation;
the outrigger not being in the deployed position; and
the portion of the weight of the telehandler supported by the outrigger being less than a second threshold weight.

US Pat. No. 10,457,529

CRANE WITH ROTARY LOCKING MECHANISM

Manitowoc Crane Companies...

1. A telescoping boom, comprising:a base section having a base end and a telescoping end;
a first telescoping section disposed within the base section, the first telescoping section having a recess configured to receive a cylinder-to-section pin;
an inverted hydraulic actuator disposed within the base section, the inverted hydraulic actuator having a rod and a cylinder configured to extend and retract longitudinally relative to the base section;
a rotating element coupled to the cylinder, the rotating element having an axis of rotation parallel to a longitudinal axis of the base section and the cylinder-to-section pin perpendicular to the axis of rotation, the rotating element having a first configuration in which the cylinder-to-section pin engages the first telescoping section and a second configuration angularly offset from the first configuration in which the cylinder-to-section pin does not engage the first telescoping section; and
a motor coupled to the base section and the rotating element, the motor configured to rotate the rotating element and the cylinder-to-section pin relative to the base section.

US Pat. No. 10,457,516

SHEET STORAGE APPARATUS AND PRINTING APPARATUS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A printing apparatus comprising:a printing unit configured to perform printing on a sheet conveyed in a conveyance direction;
a discharge port configured to discharge the sheet on which printing has been performed by the printing unit;
a receiving unit configured to receive the sheet being discharged from the discharge port at a position below the discharge port; and
a sheet butting unit provided on an upstream side of the receiving unit with respect to the conveyance direction and configured to regulate movement of a front end of the sheet, wherein the sheet butting unit has a first surface provided facing the receiving unit and on which a plurality of projections are arranged, and a second surface provided above the first surface and on which a plurality of projections are arranged.

US Pat. No. 10,457,515

PAPER CONVEYANCE MECHANISM

STAR MICRONICS CO., LTD.,...

1. A paper conveyance mechanism capable of conveying paper in a conveying direction, drawn out from a roll paper formed by a long continuous paper wound in a roll shape with an inside surface of the paper on one side and another outside surface of the paper on the other side, comprising:an ironing part for correcting paper curl which is brought into contact with the outside surface of the paper while the paper is conveyed;
a pressing part which presses the inside surface of the paper to bend the paper at the ironing part; and
an arm engaged with an outer circumferential surface of the roll paper to be operated according to a change in a roll paper diameter of the roll paper,
wherein, when the roll paper diameter is above an upper limit setting value, the pressing part is kept stationary and keeping out of contact with the paper even when the arm is operated; and
wherein at least when the roll paper diameter is a certain value in a certain range below the upper limit setting value, the pressing part moves in a direction from the one side toward the other side in association with an operation of the arm while keeping in contact with the paper to reduce an interior angle formed in the paper in a bent state at the ironing part according to a decrease in the roll paper diameter.

US Pat. No. 10,457,514

SELF-CONTAINED TENSION CONTROL SYSTEM

The Montalvo Corporation,...

1. A self-contained tension control system comprising:a brake system configured to provide tension friction to a web;
a tension transducer idler roll to provide tension information indicative of tension of the web;
a controller configured to receive the tension information, to compare the tension information to set point information, and to provide a command signal to the brake system; and
an enclosure configured to enclose the brake system, the tension transducer idler roll, and the controller, the enclosure including a first web opening and a second web opening configured to allow the web to enter the enclosure and to pass through the enclosure to equipment downstream of the self-contained tension control system.

US Pat. No. 10,457,513

REWINDING MACHINE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING ROLLS OF WEB MATERIAL

Fabio Perini S.p.A., Luc...

1. A method for winding a web material and forming in sequence rolls of said web material wound around winding cores, comprising arranging four winding rollers to define a first winding cradle between a first winding roller, a second winding roller and a third winding roller, and to define a second winding cradle between said first winding roller, said second winding roller and a fourth winding roller; performing a first part of a winding cycle of each roll in the first winding cradle, and a subsequent part of the winding cycle of each roll in the second winding cradle, the roll being wound passing from the first winding cradle to the second winding cradle through a nip defined between the first winding cradle and the second winding cradle; wherein once a roll has been completely wound, severing the web material by a movable severing member acting between the third winding roller and the roll being formed in the second winding cradle, wherein the severing member acts against the surface of the third winding roller.

US Pat. No. 10,457,511

ROTATING MEMBER, SHEET TRANSPORT DEVICE, FIXING DEVICE, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

FUJI XEROX CO., LTD., To...

1. A rotating member comprising:a cylindrical or columnar rotating-member body that has one end portion and an outer circumferential surface and that is to be rotated;
identification information provided at the one end portion on the outer circumferential surface of the rotating-member body; and
a holding member that is provided at the one end portion of the rotating-member body, that holds the rotating-member body, and that has an inner circumferential surface in part of which a space not to be in contact with the outer circumferential surface of the rotating-member body is provided,
wherein the identification information is disposed in the space of the holding member.

US Pat. No. 10,457,507

SUPPLY UNIT AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A supply unit that is to be installed into an image forming apparatus, comprising:a supply member that supplies a sheet;
a unit body that includes an engaged portion to be engaged and supports the supply member; and
a cover member that includes a cover portion that covers the supply member and an engaging portion that is to engage with the engaged portion, the cover member being detachable from the supply unit both in a state in which the supply unit has been installed into the image forming apparatus and in a state in which the supply unit has not been installed into the image forming apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,457,506

ENHANCED DEPLOYMENT OF SAFETY CAGE APPARATUS FOR TANKS ON VEHICLES

Sam Carbis Asset Manageme...

1. An apparatus for selectively controlling a source of pressurized fluid and thereby controlling the movement of a fall protection cage configured for surrounding a section of a work area at the top of rolling stock, the apparatus comprising:a fall protection cage configured to be extendable between a deployment orientation at a top of rolling stock and a storage orientation spaced apart from the top of rolling stock;
a gate pivotable between a closed position preventing worker access into the fall protection cage and an open position allowing worker access into the fall protection cage;
a gate lock configured and disposed for selectively assuming a locked orientation for selectively locking the gate in the closed position and alternatively assuming an unlocked orientation for selectively freeing the gate to assume the open position;
a two-position lever operated directional valve having an inlet coupling connected via a first pressure line to the source of pressurized fluid, the two-position lever operated directional valve having an outlet coupling; and
a gate lock cylinder having an inlet connected via a second pressure line to the outlet coupling of the two-position lever operated directional valve, the gate lock cylinder being connected to the gate lock; and
wherein the two-position lever operated directional valve is configured for selectively connecting the first pressure line to the second pressure line whereby the gate lock cylinder becomes biased to maintain the gate lock in the locked orientation.

US Pat. No. 10,457,504

TRANSPORTABLE RECEIVING AND STORAGE SYSTEM

Quickthree Technology, LL...

30. A system comprising:an elevating conveyor assembly comprising an elevating conveyor configured to discharge granular material, at an upper end of the elevating conveyor assembly, selectively to a top input opening of a surge bin or to an input of a distribution conveyor assembly,
wherein the distribution conveyor assembly comprises a distribution conveyor that extends outwardly from the upper end of the elevating conveyor assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,457,503

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR INTERMODAL DISTRIBUTION OF FREIGHT

1. A method of redistributing freight between freight containers, the method comprising:receiving a loading/unloading opening of a first freight container at a first of at least three openings in a moveable cross-dock having a plurality of surface road wheels, a body defining an interior storage area, and at least three openings in the body through which freight may be moved into and out of the interior storage area;
receiving a loading/unloading opening of a second freight container at a second of the at least three openings in the body of the moveable cross-dock;
receiving a loading/unloading opening of a third freight container at a third of the at least three openings in the moveable cross-dock while the loading/unloading openings of the first and second freight containers are proximate the first and second openings in the body of the moveable cross-dock; and
redistributing freight between the first freight container, the second freight container, and the third freight container via the at least three openings in the body of the moveable cross-dock.

US Pat. No. 10,457,502

TOOL AND METHOD FOR LAYER DEPALLETIZING

SYMBOTIC CANADA ULC, Laf...

1. A tool for layer depalletizing comprising:a frame for mounting the tool to a robot;
clamps movably mounted to the frame to grip a pallet layer;
curtains mounted to the frame below the clamps and being disposed so as to move relative to the clamps under the pallet layer while the pallet layer is gripped by the clamps, where a pressure on the clamps against the pallet layer is automatically adjusted by a controller depending on a movement resistance of the curtains against products in the pallet layer with the curtains movement relative to the clamps for insertion under the pallet layer.

US Pat. No. 10,457,498

TRANSFER DEVICE AND TRANSFER METHOD

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A transfer device, comprising a first conveyance roller, a transfer roller and a second conveyance roller, whereinthe transfer roller includes a roller body and a plurality of first stamp contacts formed on and protruded from a peripheral surface of the roller body,
the first stamp contacts are able to absorb elements to be transferred,
an axis of the first conveyance roller, an axis of the transfer roller and an axis of the second conveyance roller are arranged in parallel with each other,
the transfer roller is interposed between the first conveyance roller and the second conveyance roller,
a first roll gap is formed between the first conveyance roller and the transfer roller to convey a medium substrate, and a second roll gap is formed between the second conveyance roller and the transfer roller to convey a target substrate, and
the transfer device further includes a driving mechanism configured to rotate the first conveyance roller, the transfer roller and the second conveyance roller.

US Pat. No. 10,457,497

ELECTROMAGNETIC CONVEYOR SYSTEM

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

1. A conveyor system comprising:a first conveyor conveying electrically conductive articles in a first direction to an exit end;
a second conveyor conveying the electrically conductive articles from an entrance end in a second direction different from the first direction;
a diverter forming a junction between the exit end of the first conveyor and the entrance end of the second conveyor;
wherein the diverter includes:
a top surface;
an entrance adjacent to the exit end of the first conveyor receiving the electrically conductive articles on the top surface from the exit end of the first conveyor;
an exit adjacent to the entrance end of the second conveyor;
a plurality of coils arranged in a matrix of contiguous first and second zones below the top surface, wherein the coils in each of the first zones produce an electromagnetic flux wave that travels in the first direction and forces the electrically conductive articles on the top surface above the zone to move in the first direction and the coils in each of the second zones produce an electromagnetic flux wave that travels in the second direction and forces the electrically conductive articles on the top surface above the zone to move in the second direction, wherein at least some of the zones along the entrance are first zones and at least some of the zones along the exit are second zones;
wherein some of the coils in the diverter are in the first zones and the rest of the coils are in the second zones;
wherein the electrically conductive articles are directed from the entrance to the exit by the coils in the first and second zones and onto the second conveyor.

US Pat. No. 10,457,496

UNLOADING DEVICE

ROTZINGER AG, Kaiseraugs...

1. An unloading device for unloading products located on product carrier trays, which in turn are disposed in product carrier shuttles of a chain store, onto outfeed conveyor belts, comprising:a main conveyor belt having a transfer edge and an outlet side, the transfer edge being adjacent to the product carrier shuttles and the outlet side being opposite to the transfer edge, and the main conveyor belt is hinged at the outlet side to enable vertical pivoting of the transfer edge; and
at least one additional belt located above the main conveyor belt and being mechanically connected in a stationary manner to the main conveyor belt for common vertical pivoting together with the main conveyor belt,
wherein the at least one additional belt is shorter than the main conveyor belt.

US Pat. No. 10,457,492

TUBULAR MEZZANINE AND CONVEYOR SUPPORT STRUCTURES AND STIFFENER BRACKETS FOR ASSEMBLY THEREOF

ROACH MANUFACTURING CORPO...

1. A support structure for conveyors and mezzanines comprising:a plurality of elongated interlocking tubular members, each tubular member having four sides and a substantially rectangular lateral cross section, said four sides including an inner side and an outer side joined by two adjoining sides, the inner side and two adjoining sides of a first tubular member defining a cutout configured to interlock with a complementary cutout defined by the inner and adjoining sides of a second tubular member to which the first tubular member is interlocked in a perpendicular relationship;
a pair of stiffener brackets, each bracket having a planar body with apertures therein, a first bracket positioned on the outer side of the first tubular member and a second bracket positioned on the outer side of the second tubular member when the tubular members are interlocked with said apertures in alignment;
fastening members inserted through said apertures and secured so as to clamp the two brackets and the first and second tubular members together; and
at least one support surface formed by said plurality of tubular members when said tubular members are interlocked and clamped with said stiffener brackets and fastening members; and
a supported structure selected from the group consisting of 1) a conveyor, 2) a mezzanine, and 3) both a conveyor and a mezzanine in combination, said supported structure being supported on said support surface in an operable configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,457,486

DOUBLE PORTABLE DRIVE-OVER HOPPER

Sudenga Industries, Inc.,...

1. An apparatus comprising:a transverse conveyor configured to move material in a first direction;
a first pair of foldable parallel ramps extending from a first side of the transverse conveyor, the ramps of the first pair being spaced apart for reception of vehicle wheels thereon;
a first foldable longitudinal conveyor extending from the first side and positioned between the ramps of the first pair and configured to move material toward the transverse conveyor in a second direction that is substantially orthogonal to the first direction, wherein the transverse conveyor comprises an inlet, and wherein the first foldable longitudinal conveyor extends from the first side of the transverse conveyor proximate the inlet;
a second pair of foldable parallel ramps extending from a second side of the transverse conveyor, the ramps of the second pair being in alignment with the ramps of the first pair;
a second foldable longitudinal conveyor extending from the second side and positioned between the ramps of the second pair and configured to move material toward the transverse conveyor in a third direction that is substantially opposite the second direction; and
a plate disposed over the inlet, wherein:
the plate has a top surface and a bottom surface;
the plate has a first position configured so that at least some material moving in the second direction impinges the bottom surface; and
the plate has a second position in which the plate extends upwardly and outwardly from the inlet.