US Pat. No. 10,508,549

GAS TURBINE ENGINE AIRFOIL WITH LARGE THICKNESS PROPERTIES

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

1. A gas turbine engine comprising:a compressor section and a turbine section; and
a circumferential array of airfoils provided in one of the compressor and turbine sections, each of the airfoils including pressure and suction sides joined at leading and trailing edges, each of the airfoils extends a span from a support to an end in a radial direction, 0% span and 100% span positions respectively correspond to an exterior wall at the support and the end, the leading and trailing edges are spaced apart from one another an axial chord in an axial direction, a cross-section of each of the airfoils at a span location has a diameter tangent to the pressure and suction sides, the diameter corresponds to the largest circle fitting within the cross-section, a ratio of the diameter to the axial chord is at least 0.45 at a 50% span location or greater, and an airfoil pitch defined as a circumferential distance between adjacent airfoils at the 50% span location or greater, wherein a ratio of the airfoil pitch to the axial chord is between 1.5 and 1.9.

US Pat. No. 10,508,521

ITERATIVE METHOD FOR ESTIMATING PRODUCTIVITY INDEX (PI) VALUES IN MAXIMUM RESERVOIR CONTACT (MRC) MULTILATERAL COMPLETIONS

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A method for determining the productivity of a multilateral completion having a plurality of laterals, comprising:determining a plurality of initial productivity indices associated with the plurality of laterals and a plurality of well tests, each of the plurality of well tests associated with a set of well test conditions, the well test conditions comprising a wellhead pressure and a well test flowrate;
determining a respective plurality of intermediate productivity indices associated with the plurality of laterals, wherein determining the intermediate productivity index associated with a selected lateral of the plurality of laterals comprises:
determining, for each of the plurality of well tests, a modeled flowrate for the selected lateral using the well test conditions associated with a first selected well test; and
iteratively modifying, for each of the plurality of well tests, the initial productivity index associated with the selected lateral until the well test flowrate of the first selected well test matches the modeled flowrate;
determining the intermediate productivity index associated with the selected lateral from an average of the modified initial productivity index for each of the plurality of well tests;
determining a respective plurality of final productivity indices associated with the plurality of laterals, wherein determining the final productivity index for the selected lateral comprises:
determining, for each of a second plurality of well tests, a modeled commingled flowrate using the respective plurality of intermediate productivity indices associated with the plurality of laterals and the well test conditions associated with a second selected well test;
iteratively reducing, for each of the second plurality of well tests, the respective intermediate productivity index for each of the plurality laterals by an identical percentage until a well test commingled flowrate of the second selected well test matches the modeled commingled flowrate; and
determining the final productivity index for the selected lateral from an average of the reduced intermediate productivity index for each of the plurality of well tests.

US Pat. No. 10,508,512

INSERT SAFETY VALVE SYSTEM

BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPAN...

13. A method of landing an insert safety valve comprising:shifting an insert safety valve through a tubing retrievable sub-surface safety valve (TRSSSV) of a wellbore;
resting a valve body of the insert safety valve on a landing area of the TRSSSV;
connecting the valve body of the insert safety valve to the TRSSSV;
lifting a conduit coupled to the insert safety valve to disconnect a release sub by biasing a pin member into a branch section od a slot in a connector section, the slot including a non-linear profile, the branch section having an opening: and shifting the conduit in a downhole direction with the release sub.

US Pat. No. 10,508,511

ROTARY ACTUATOR FOR ACTUATING MECHANICALLY OPERATED INFLOW CONTROL DEVICES

Halliburton Energy Servic...

13. A method of adjusting an inflow control device in a tubing string with a rotary actuator, the method comprising:conveying the rotary actuator to a predetermined location in the tubing string, wherein the rotary actuator comprises:
(A) a stationary member;
(B) a drive member;
(C) a locator device with engagement members; and
(D) an inner sleeve, wherein the inner sleeve is positioned radially inward from the stationary member, wherein a first magnetic device in the stationary member is magnetically coupled to a second magnetic device in the inner sleeve;
engaging the engagement members with a profile in at least one of the inflow control device and the tubing string, wherein the engagement prevents further longitudinal movement of the rotary actuator into the tubing string;
engaging the stationary member with a first recess in at least one of the inflow control device and the tubing string, and preventing relative rotation between the stationary member and the tubing string when the stationary member abuts a wall of the first recess; and
rotating the drive member relative to the stationary member, thereby adjusting the inflow control device.

US Pat. No. 10,508,488

SHUTTER ASSEMBLY WITH MOTORIZED LOUVER DRIVE SYSTEM

Hunter Douglas Inc., Pea...

1. A shutter assembly, comprising:a shutter frame including a top rail, a bottom rail, and first and second stiles extending between said top and bottom rails;
two or more louvers extending between said first and second stiles, said louvers including at least one driven louver, said louvers being configured to rotate simultaneously relative to said shutter frame;
a motor positioned within said shutter frame, said motor being rotatably coupled to said at least one driven louver via at least one shaft; and
a clutch positioned within said at least one driven louver and being selectively engageable with coupled to said at least one shaft, said clutch being configured to rotationally disengage said at least one driven louver from said motor when at least one of said louvers is manually rotated relative said shutter frame.

US Pat. No. 10,508,479

HOOD LATCH ASSEMBLY FOR VEHICLE

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. A hood latch assembly for a vehicle, the hood latch assembly comprising:a housing comprising an insert recess, the housing configured to allow a striker coupled to a hood of the vehicle to be retracted into and withdrawn from the insert recess;
a latch, with one end portion thereof being pivotably coupled to an inner side portion of the housing, the latch comprising a fitting recess in other end portion thereof, the fitting recess configured to allow the striker to be retracted into and withdrawn from the fitting recess, and a support protrusion formed on one end portion of the fitting recess; and
a safety hook comprising a hinge disposed on one end portion of the safety hook and configured to be pivotably coupled to an outer side portion of the housing and a sliding protrusion disposed on other end portion of the safety hook, the sliding protrusion configured to allow the striker to slide when in contact with the striker, wherein, when the hood of the vehicle is in a closed position, the safety hook is supported by the support protrusion such that the safety hook is not pivoted,
wherein, in response to the hood being popped up, the latch is configured to pivot so as to detach the support protrusion from the safety hook, wherein action of the detaching allows to cause the safety hook to pivot in a left and right direction of the vehicle and be in contact with the striker, and
wherein the sliding protrusion extends away from the housing at a predetermined angle to form a slope, along which the striker slides to enter the insert recess when the hood is closed.

US Pat. No. 10,508,471

MULTIPLE-LATCH-LOCKING LOCK STRUCTURE

1. A multiple-latch-locking lock structure, comprising:a casing, which is provided with a rectangular lock tongue, a triangular lock tongue, a lock latch, a lock core shaft, and a handle shaft;
a lock tongue control unit comprising an operation-linking member, which is in a rotatable condition and is provided with a pushing section; a positioning member, which is arranged on the operation-linking member and in a rotatable condition and is provided with a point projection; a arresting member, which is arranged on the operation-linking member and in a rotatable condition and is provided with a push bar; a swinging member, which has an end overlapping the positioning member and in a rotatable condition and an opposite end provided with a constraining section; a slide block, which is provided, in an upper portion thereof, with a positioning hole and a second positioning hole and is provided, in a lower portion thereof, with a fitting hole, such that the point projection of the positioning member is fit in and received in the fitting hole to drive the slide block to move up and down, so that when the lock core shaft is rotated, the operation-linking member is caused to move downward and drive the positioning member and the swinging member and the arresting member to operate so as to have the arresting member push the rectangular lock tongue out of the casing and also have the swinging member push the triangular lock tongue out of the casing to achieve latch-locking; and
a lock latch control unit comprising a rotating member, which is provided with a first push bar and a second push bar that defines an angle of substantially 90 degrees with respect to the first push bar; a slide plate, which is arranged under the rotating member and is provided with a cutoff and the elongate hole, such that the elongate hole is fit over a projecting pillar provided on the casing and the first push bar of the rotating member is set in the cutoff; a slide bar, which has an end provided with a projecting pillar fit into and received in an elongate hole formed in the casing and an opposite end having an upper portion and a lower portion that are respectively provided with an engagement bar and a positioning rod, the positioning rod being provided with a positioning hole; and a positioning plate, which is rotatably mounted to the casing and is provided with a projecting rod, such that the projecting rod is fit into and received in the positioning hole of the positioning rod of the slide bar, wherein when the handle shaft is rotated, the slide bar is pushed forward to push the lock latch out to achieve security latch-locking.

US Pat. No. 10,508,470

LOCK BODY

Abloy OY, Joensuu (FI)

1. A lock body comprising a bolt and parts to be arranged in a force transmission connection, in which the lock body further comprises an electric motor, which is arranged to guide the forming and removing of a force transmission connection between said parts to transfer force or to impede force transfer, where the electric motor and force transmission connection define a guiding state of operation of the lock body,in which the lock body has, attached to it, an installation rack, into which an electric motor is placed, in which the electric motor has an axis, to which is attached a worm screw, and in which the lock body further comprises a threaded counterpart and a piston, in which the threaded counterpart is threadingly engaged with the worm screw and movable by the electric motor in the direction of the axis of the electric motor, and the piston is in connection with the counterpart,
wherein the counterpart has at least two vanes facing away from the electric motor, where at both ends of the counted part the vanes include vane projections of the counterpart facing away from the axis of the electric motor, and the piston has at least two vanes of the piston facing towards electric motor, where at both ends of the piston the vanes of the piston include projections of the vanes of the piston facing away from the axis of the electric motor, in which the vanes of the counterpart and vanes of the piston are overlapping and both the vanes of the counterpart and vanes of the piston are surrounded by a spring, in which the spring is mounted so as to provide a bias between the vane projections of the counterpart and the projections of the vanes of the piston,
in which the piston is arranged to move slidable in the direction of the axis of the electric motor, thereby sliding in relation to the counterpart and its vanes, and in which the spring is arranged to store potential energy during the guiding state of the electric motor, wherein the movement of the piston is at least partially impeded by the bias of the spring from the stored potential energy, and when the piston is able to move as said impeding terminates, the biased of the spring either pushes the piston away from the electric motor or towards the electric motor.

US Pat. No. 10,508,469

GASKET SYSTEM FOR AN ELECTROMECHANICAL LOCK

ASSA ABLOY Residential Gr...

1. An electromechanical locking device for a door, the device comprising:a housing having an open back with a stepped edge formed around the periphery of the open back of the housing, the stepped edge defined by a distal flat surface substantially parallel to a door surface, a perpendicular surface extending perpendicularly away from the door surface from the distal flat surface, and an inner ledge portion extending parallel to the door surface from the perpendicular surface; and
a gasket constructed and arranged to cover the open back of the housing, having a step extending from edges of the gasket,
wherein the step is sized and shaped to conform to the stepped edge such that, in an undeformed state, the gasket is disposed over the open back of the housing with the step contacting both the perpendicular surface and the inner ledge portion of the stepped edge, and
wherein, when the housing is installed on the door, the distal flat surface of the housing contacts the door surface, and the step of the gasket is compressed between the inner ledge portion of the housing and the door surface, mitigating passage of water or air into the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,508,461

ABOVE-GROUND POOL INSULATION ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF INSULATING AN ABOVE-GROUND POOL

1. An above-ground pool insulation assembly, the assembly comprising:a plurality of modular panels, the modular panels comprising a frame, the frame having:
four perimeter bars arranged to form a perimeter; and
multiple reinforcement bars extending between two of the perimeter bars in a parallel, spaced-apart relationship,
whereby the perimeter bars form a square or rectangular shape;
a metallic sheet encapsulating the frame, the metallic sheet forming a cavity between the perimeter bars, whereby the cavity contains air; a cover panel overlaying the modular panels; an adhesive tape fastening the metallic sheet to the perimeter bars, or the reinforcement bars, or both; and
multiple resilient strips joined to the cover panel, at or near the perimeter bars,
whereby the resilient strips help prevent moisture from entering the mount side.

US Pat. No. 10,508,427

SAFETY CLEANOUT CAP

1. A safety cleanout cap with an attached flow channel being permanently mounted within the opening of said safety cleanout cap, said safety cleanout cap further comprising:said flow channel having sidewalls, a turning segment and a downward bend; said turning segment being on the same lateral plane as said safety cleanout cap and having a right side depression and a left side depression; said right side depression and said left side depression extending above the downward bend of said flow channel and being centrally disposed in said sidewalls of said flow channel, said right side depression and said left side depression being curved inward of said side walls and being mounted on the opposite sides of said flow channel, said right side depression and said left side depression having a top lateral edge and a bottom lateral edge, said right side depression and said left side depression having tracks being formed to diverge inwardly between said top lateral edge and said bottom lateral edge, said right side depression and said left side depression having a substantially rectangular shape and cooperatively receiving and preventing tools from upward and downward movement along said sidewalls of said flow channel; said safety cleanout cap being attached to pipe fittings in order to regulate the flow of fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,508,421

WATER RECLAMATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Rain Bird Corporation, A...

1. A system for reclaiming water from moisture-laden building exhaust exiting a building through a vent, the system comprising:one or more porous metal organic frameworks (MOFs) disposed downstream of the building exhaust vent, the MOFs each having an edge positioned for receiving the exiting moisture-laden building exhaust, the MOF adsorbing water from the exiting moisture-laden building exhaust via diffusion within the MOF;
cooling means for facilitating desorption of water from within the MOF, the cooling means being adjacent a surface of the MOF, the surface being different from the edge positioned for receiving the exiting moisture-laden building exhaust; and
collection means for water obtained by desorption from within the MOF.

US Pat. No. 10,508,403

FOUNDATION

1. A double raft foundation for buildings, the double raft foundation comprising:a lower raft;
a layer of material applied to said lower raft;
a platform having a plurality of coplanar slabs slidingly disposed on said layer of material on said lower raft;
an upper raft joined to said platform; and
a superstructure joined to said upper raft, wherein said upper raft is disposed on said lower raft such that said platform can slide on said layer of material on said lower raft so as to allow said upper raft to move relative to said lower raft in an event of an earthquake, a static sliding friction coefficient and a dynamic sliding friction coefficient between said layer of said material on said lower raft and said plurality of coplanar slabs joined to said upper raft are equal to or less than 0.04.

US Pat. No. 10,508,399

SUBSEA GAP SELF-REDUCING GROUT SEAL

1. A passive grout seal assembly, installed at an annular structure surface below a plurality of tapered shim plates pre-installed on the annular structure surface and near the bottom of an annulus between a sleeve structure and a tubular structure inserting from above, with the assembly radical width less than the radical width of the tapered shim plates, for sealing an annular gap within the annulus during an offshore structure installation, the grout seal assembly comprising:a flexible annular bag with sealed sides and bottom installed at the annular structure surface, the annular bag having a plurality of flexible fixings at circular top connected to a plurality of fixings at side surfaces of the tapered shim plates above by a first plurality of flexible connectors, the annular bag bottom being connected to a sealed fixing at the annular structure surface;
a gap self-reducing system installed at the annular structure surface below the annular bag, wherein the gap self-reducing system comprises a plurality of gap reducing substructures circularly arranged, each substructure equipped with at least two components: a flip plate, kept in a near vertical orientation prior to the offshore installation by a second plurality of flexible connectors, and a hinged device, and a plurality of waterproof connecting fabrics placed at the flip plate upper surfaces and between each pair of flip plate lateral sides are utilized for sealing lateral gaps during flip plate tilting actions;
a planar ring plate fixed at the annular structure surface below the gap self-reducing system; and
a grout piping system for pouring grout directly into the flexible annular bag during grouting operation.

US Pat. No. 10,508,393

PORTABLE VEHICLE BARRIER

1. A portable vehicle barrier to prevent passage of a vehicle, comprising:a main beam; and
a plurality of spar assemblies attached to the main beam, the plurality of spar assemblies being spaced apart along the main beam;
wherein each of the plurality of spar assemblies comprises a plurality of spars that are angularly spaced apart from one another and extend outwardly from the main beam;
wherein the main beam has a plurality of openings spaced apart along the main beam, and wherein each of the plurality of spar assemblies comprises a first spar and a second spar that extend through corresponding openings.

US Pat. No. 10,508,368

METHOD FOR MOLDING FIBROUS MATERIAL

AUTONEUM MANAGEMENT AG, ...

1. A method for producing a three-dimensional consolidated fibrous product, comprising:providing a device having a rotary drum with a product-shaping area in the form of a cavity provided on a peripheral surface thereof;
providing a first processing zone comprised of a feeding apparatus adapted to feed loose fiber base material into the cavity;
rotating the rotary drum to place the product shaping area adjacent to the loose fiber base material feeding apparatus;
feeding loose base material into the product-shaping areas as the product shaping area rotates through the feeding zone, which results is filling the at least a portion of the cavity defined by the product-shaping area with loose fiber base material;
providing a second processing zone comprised of a heating device that is adapted to consolidate the loose fiber base material by heat setting;
consolidating at least a portion of the loose fiber base material by heating the cavity, whereby the fibers in the loose fibrous base material in the cavity are at least partially adhered as the product-shaping area rotates through the second processing zone
providing a third processing zone that is adapted to cool the material in the cavity;
cooling the at least partially-consolidated base material to form a consolidated base material in the cavity as the product-shaping area rotates through the third processing zone, to form the three-dimensional consolidated fibrous product;
providing a fourth processing zone adapted to remove the three-dimensional consolidated fibrous product from the cavity;
demolding the three-dimensional consolidated fibrous product as the product-shaping area rotates through fourth processing zone; and
rotating the product-shaping area into the feeding zone to complete the rotational cycle.

US Pat. No. 10,508,338

DEVICE FOR ATOMIC LAYER DEPOSITION

THE JAPAN STEEL WORKS, LT...

1. A device for atomic layer deposition comprising:a film deposition chamber;
an injector that is installable to an opening of the film deposition chamber; and
an injector adhesion preventive member that is installable by insertion into the opening so as to be located on an inside of the film deposition chamber than the injector, wherein:
the injector includes:
an injector raw material gas supply path for supplying raw material gas as a raw material of a thin film, and an injector raw material gas supply port that is provided in the injector raw material gas supply path that the raw material gas flows out;
an injector reactant gas supply path for supplying reactant gas which reacts with the raw material gas to form the thin film, and an injector reactant gas supply port that is provided in the injector reactant gas supply path that the reactant gas flows out; and
an injector inert gas supply path that an inert gas flows, and an injector inert gas supply port that is provided in the injector inert gas supply path that the inert gas flows out, the respective paths and ports being partitioned from each other,
the injector adhesion preventive member includes:
an adhesion preventive member raw material gas supply path that is continued to the injector raw material gas supply port to supply the raw material gas, and an adhesion preventive member raw material gas supply port that is provided in the adhesion preventive member raw material gas supply path that the raw material gas flows out to the inside of the film deposition chamber;
an adhesion preventive member reactant gas supply path that is continued to the injector reactant gas supply port to supply the reactant gas, and an adhesion preventive member reactant gas supply port that is provided in the adhesion preventive member reactant gas supply path that the reactant gas flows out to the inside of the film deposition chamber; and
an adhesion preventive member inert gas supply path that is continued to the injector inert gas supply port to send the inert gas, and an adhesion preventive member inert gas supply port that is provided in the adhesion preventive member inert gas supply path that the inert gas flows out to the inside of the film deposition chamber, the respective paths and ports being partitioned from each other, and
the adhesion preventive member inert gas supply path is provided such that the inert gas flows in a clearance between an outer peripheral side of the injector adhesion preventive member and an inner peripheral side of the opening.

US Pat. No. 10,508,237

LIQUID CRYSTAL COMPOSITION AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE THEREOF

JIANGSU HECHENG DISPLAY T...

1. A liquid crystal composition, comprising:1-30% of one or more compounds of general formula I based on the total weight of the liquid crystal composition

1-50% of one or more compounds of general formula II based on the total weight of the liquid crystal composition

1-20% of one or more compounds of general formula III based on the total weight of the liquid crystal composition

20-70% of one or more compounds of general formula IV based on the total weight of the liquid crystal composition
and1-30% of one or more compounds of general formula V based on the total weight of the liquid crystal composition

wherein,
R and R8 are the same or different and each independently represent an alkyl group having 1 to 7 carbon atoms;
R3 represents H or an alkyl group having 1 to 7 carbon atoms;
R4 and R5 are the same or different and each independently represent an alkyl group having 1 to 7 carbon atoms or an alkoxy group having 1 to 7 carbon atoms;
R6 and R7 are the same or different and each independently represent an alkyl group having 1 to 7 carbon atoms, an alkoxy group having 1 to 5 carbon atoms, or an alkenyl group having 2 to 5 carbon atoms;
ring
represents
ring
represents
ring
represents
ring
represents
ring
represents
ring
represents
ring
represents
Y represents —CF3 or —OCF3; X represents —F, —OCF3, or —OCF2—CF?CF2;
b and c are the same or different and each independently represent 0 or 1;
a and d are the same or different and each independently represent 0, 1 or 2;
when a is 2, rings
may be the same or different and each independently represent
when d is 2, rings
may be the same or different and each independently representandwhen X is —OCF3, ring
represents

US Pat. No. 10,508,218

WINDOW FILM AND DISPLAY INCLUDING THE SAME

SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., Y...

1. A window film, comprising:a base layer, the base layer being a polyimide resin film having a yellowness index of 5 or greater; and
a coating layer on the base layer, the coating layer comprising a silicone resin containing a UV curable group,
the window film containing a dye having a maximum absorption wavelength of about 500 nm to about 650 nm, the dye comprising at least one of a porphyrin dye, an arylmethane dye, a squarylium dye, an azomethine dye, an oxonol dye, an azo dye, an arylidene dye, a xanthene dye, a vanadium dye, or a merocyanine dye,
wherein the window film has an overall yellowness index of about 4.0 or lower, a pencil hardness measured on the coating layer of the window film is about 6H or higher, and a thickness ratio of the base layer to the coating layer is about 1:1 to about 5:1.

US Pat. No. 10,508,215

CARBOXY-FUNCTIONAL POLYETHER-BASED REACTION PRODUCTS AND AQUEOUS BASECOAT MATERIALS COMPRISING SAID PRODUCTS

BASF Coatings GmbH, Muen...

1. A pigmented aqueous basecoat material, comprising a polyether-based reaction product obtained by reacting(a) at least one compound of formula (I):
X1—Y—X2  (I),with(b) at least one polyether of formula (II):

wherein:
X1 and X2, independently of one another, are each a functional group which is reactive toward hydroxyl groups;
Y is a divalent aliphatic or araliphatic, carboxy-functional organic radical having a number-average molecular weight of 100 to 1000 g/mol;
R is a C3 to C6 alkylene radical;
n is selected accordingly such that the polyether (b) possesses a number-average molecular weight of 200 to 4000 g/mol;
wherein the compound (a) of the formula (I) is obtained by reacting at least one dihydroxycarboxylic acid with at least one organic diisocyanate, the hydroxyl groups of the dihydroxycarboxylic acid reacting with isocyanate groups of the at least one organic diisocyanate to form urethane bonds, and the diisocyanate being reacted in a molar excess;
wherein a molar ratio of the component (a) to the component (b) is in the reaction ranges from 0.7/2.3 to 1.6/1.7; and
wherein the polyether-based reaction product possesses a number-average molecular weight of 500 to 15 000 g/mol and an acid number of 10 to 120 mg KOH/g.

US Pat. No. 10,508,165

OLEFIN-BASED POLYMER

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

1. An olefin-based polymer satisfying the following conditions of (1) to (4):(1) density (d): from 0.850 to 0.910 g/cc,
(2) melting index (MI, 190° C., 2.16 kg load conditions): from 0.1 to 100 g/10 min,
(3) molecular weight distribution (MWD): from 1.5 to 3.0, and
(4) two peaks are shown in a temperature range of ?20° C. to 120° C. when taking measurements of temperature rising elution fractionation (TREF), and a relation of T(90)?T(50)?60° C. is satisfied, wherein T(90) is a temperature at which 90 wt % of the olefin-based polymer is eluted, and T(50) is a temperature at which 50 wt % of the olefin-based polymer is eluted.

US Pat. No. 10,508,098

QUINAZOLINONES AND AZAQUINAZOLINONES AS UBIQUITIN-SPECIFIC PROTEASE 7 INHIBITORS

FORMA Therapeutics, Inc.,...

1. A compound of Formula (Id):or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein:R2 is (C1-C6) alkyl substituted with R8;
each R3 is independently at each occurrence selected from D, (C1-C6) alkyl, (C6-C14) aryl, 5- or 6-membered heteroaryl comprising 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from O, N, and S, (C3-C8) cycloalkyl, or 3- to 7-membered heterocycloalkyl comprising 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from O, N, and S, wherein the alkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, cycloalkyl, and heterocycloalkyl are optionally substituted with one to three R20; or
two R3 together when on adjacent carbons form a (C3-C8) cycloalkyl optionally substituted with one to three R20; or
two R3 together when attached to the same carbon atom form a (C3-C8) spirocycloalkyl optionally substituted with one to three R20; or
two R3 together when attached to the same carbon atom form a 3- to 7-membered spiroheterocycloalkyl comprising 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from O, N, and S, optionally substituted with one to three R20; or
two R3 together when on adjacent carbons form a (C6-C14) aryl ring optionally substituted with one to three R20; or two R3 together when on adjacent carbons form a 5- or 6-membered heteroaryl ring comprising 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from O, N, and S optionally substituted with one to three R20;
R6 is H, (C1-C6) alkyl, (C1-C6) alkoxy, (C1-C6) haloalkyl, (C1-C6) haloalkoxy, halogen other than Cl, CN, NO2, —NH2, —NHC(O)(C1-C6) alkyl, (C6-C14) aryl, 5- or 6-membered heteroaryl comprising 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from O, N, and S, (C5-C8) cycloalkyl, or 3- to 7-membered heterocycloalkyl comprising 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from O, N, and S, wherein the alkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, cycloalkyl, and heterocycloalkyl are optionally substituted with one to three R13;
R8 is —(C0-C4)-alkylene-(C6-C14) aryl optionally substituted with one to three R9;
each R9 is independently (C1-C6) alkyl, (C1-C6) alkoxy, (C1-C6) haloalkyl, (C1-C6) haloalkoxy, halogen, (C3-C8) cycloalkyl, 3- to 7-membered heterocycloalkyl comprising 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from O, N, and S, —(C0-C3)-alkylene-(C6-C14) aryl, —(C0-C3)-alkylene-5- or 6-membered heteroaryl comprising 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from O, N, and S, —NH2, —OH, —C(O)R23, —C(O)NR23R24, —NR23C(O)R24, —NR23R24, —S(O)qR23, —S(O)qNR23R24, —NR23S(O)qR24, oxo, —P(O)((C1-C6) alkyl)2, —P(O)((C6-C14) aryl)2, —SiMe3, —SF5, —O—(C6-C14) aryl, CN, or —O-5- or 6-membered heteroaryl comprising 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from O, N, and S, wherein alkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, cycloalkyl, and heterocycloalkyl are optionally substituted with one to three R19;
each R13 is independently D, (C1-C6) alkyl, (C1-C6) alkoxy, (C1-C6) haloalkyl, (C1-C6) haloalkoxy, halogen, CN, —OH, —NH2, —C(O)(C1-C6) alkyl, —S(O)q(C1-C6) alkyl, (C1-C6) alkylamino, di(C1-C6) alkylamino, (C6-C14) aryl, 5- or 6-membered heteroaryl comprising 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from O, N, and S, (C3-C8) cycloalkyl, 3- to 7-membered heterocycloalkyl comprising 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from O, N, and S, —O—(C6-C14) aryl, —O-5- or 6-membered heteroaryl comprising 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from O, N, and S, —O-3- to 7-membered heterocycloalkyl comprising 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from O, N, and S, —O—(C3-C8) cycloalkyl, —C(O)O(C1-C6) alkyl, —C(O)NR26R27, —S(O)qNR26R27, NR26R27, —NR26C(O)NR26R27, —NR26C(O)OR27, —NR26S(O)qR27, —NR26C(O)R27, halogen, —P(O)((C1-C6) alkyl)2, —P(O)((C6-C14) aryl)2, —SiMe3, or —SF5, wherein in the alkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, cycloalkyl, and heterocycloalkyl are optionally substituted with one to three R15;
each R15 is independently (C1-C6) alkyl, (C1-C6) alkoxy, (C1-C6) haloalkyl, (C1-C6) haloalkoxy, halogen, —C(O)(C1-C6) alkyl, —S(O)q(C1-C6) alkyl, —NH2, (C1-C6) alkylamino, di(C1-C6) alkylamino, —OH, or CN;
each R19 is independently at each occurrence (C1-C6) alkyl, (C1-C6) alkoxy, (C1-C6) haloalkyl, (C1-C6) haloalkoxy, halogen, —NR26C(O)R27, —NR26S(O)qR27, C(O)R26, —C(O)NR26R27, —NR26R27, —S(O)qR26, —S(O)qNR26R27, —P(O)((C1-C6) alkyl)2, —P(O)((C6-C14) aryl)2, —SiMe3, —SF5, —OH, or CN;
each R20 is independently at each occurrence (C1-C6) alkyl, (C1-C6) alkoxy, (C1-C6) haloalkyl, (C1-C6) haloalkoxy, halogen, —OH, —NH2, or CN;
each R23 and R24 is independently H, (C1-C6) alkyl, (C2-C6) alkenyl, (C2-C6) alkynyl, (C6-C14) aryl, 5- or 6-membered heteroaryl comprising 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from O, N, and S, (C5-C8) cycloalkyl, or 3- to 7-membered heterocycloalkyl comprising 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from O, N, and S, wherein the alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, heteroaryl, cycloalkyl and heterocycloalkyl are optionally substituted with one to three R25;
each R26 and R27 is independently at each occurrence H, (C1-C6) alkyl, (C2-C6) alkenyl, (C2-C6) alkynyl, (C6-C14) aryl, 5- or 6-membered heteroaryl comprising 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from O, N, and S, (C5-C8) cycloalkyl, or 3- to 7-membered heterocycloalkyl comprising 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from O, N, and S, wherein the alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, heteroaryl, cycloalkyl and heterocycloalkyl are optionally substituted with one to three substituents independently selected from (C1-C6) alkyl, (C1-C6) alkoxy, (C1-C6) haloalkyl, (C1-C6) haloalkoxy, —NH2, (C1-C6) alkylamino, or di(C1-C6) alkylamino;
m is 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4;
n is 0, 1, 2 or 3;
q is independently at each occurrence 0, 1, or 2;
provided that the compound is further characterized by any one or more of the following:
i. R6 is (C6-C14) aryl, 5- or 6-membered heteroaryl comprising 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from O, N, and S, (C5-C8) cycloalkyl, or 3- to 7-membered heterocycloalkyl comprising 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from O, N, and S, wherein aryl, heteroaryl, cycloalkyl, and heterocycloalkyl are optionally substituted with one to three R13; or
ii. each R13 is independently (C6-C14) aryl, 5- or 6-membered heteroaryl comprising 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from O, N, and S, (C3-C8) cycloalkyl, 3- to 7-membered heterocycloalkyl comprising 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from O, N, and S, —O-5- or 6-membered heteroaryl comprising 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from O, N, and S, —O-3- to 7-membered heterocycloalkyl comprising 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from O, N, and S, wherein the aryl, heteroaryl, cycloalkyl, or heterocycloalkyl are substituted with one to three R15.

US Pat. No. 10,508,084

METHOD FOR PRODUCING 4,4,7-TRIFLUORO-1,2,3,4-TETRAHYDRO-5H-1-BENZAZEPINE COMPOUND AND INTERMEDIATE USED IN THE METHOD

TACURION, Bridgewater, N...

1. A method of increasing the yield of a compound represented by formula (I)comprising converting a compound represented by formula (5) into the compound represented by formula (I)wherein the conversion of the compound represented by formula (5) does not include the use of 1-ethyl-3-(3-dimethylaminopropyl)carbodiimide hydrochloride as a reagent.

US Pat. No. 10,508,082

SUBSTITUTED 6,11-DIHYDRO-5H-BENZO[B]CARBAZOLES AS INHIBITORS OF ALK AND SRPK

Dana-Farber Cancer Instit...

15. A pharmaceutical composition comprising a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier and the compound of claim 1, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, stereoisomer or tautomer thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,508,081

INTERMEDIATES AND METHODS FOR SYNTHESIZING CALICHEAMICIN DERIVATIVES

Pfizer Inc., New York, N...

1. A method for synthesizing a compound of Formula I
wherein R12 is selected from straight and branched-chain C1-C8 alkyl;
each R10 is independently selected from hydrogen, R12 and —OR12;
R8 and R9 are each independently selected from hydrogen and straight and branched-chain C1-C8 alkyl, wherein each said alkyl for R8 and R9 is independently optionally substituted by —NH2, —NHR11, —NR11R13, —OR11, —OH, or —SR11, wherein each R11 and each R13 are independently selected from straight and branched-chain C1-C5 alkyl;
r is an integer 0 or 1;
G is oxygen or sulfur;
Z1 is H or straight or branched-chain C1-C5 alkyl;
Ar is 1,2-, 1,3-, or 1,4-phenylene optionally substituted with one, two or three groups independently selected from straight or branched-chain C1-C6 alkyl, —OR14, —SR14, halogen, nitro, —COOR14, —C(?O)NHR14, —O(CH2)nCOOR14, —S(CH2)nCOOR14, —O(CH2)nC(?O)NHR14, and —S(CH2)nC(?O)NHR14, or Ar is a 1,2-, 1,3-, 1,4-, 1,5-, 1,6-, 1,7-, 1,8-, 2,3-, 2,6-, or 2,7-naphthylidene optionally substituted with one, two, three, or four groups independently selected from straight or branched-chain C1-C6 alkyl, —OR14, —SR14, halogen, nitro, —COOR14, —C(?O)NHR14, —O(CH2)nCOOR14, —S(CH2)nCOOR14, —O(CH2)nC(?O)NHR14, and —S(CH2)nC(?O)NHR14;
wherein each R14 is independently selected from (C1-C5)alkyl and each R14 is independently optionally substituted with one or two groups selected from —OH, —(C1-C4)alkyl, and —S(C1-C4)alkyl;
each n is an integer independently selected from 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5;
W is selected from —O—, —S—, —C(?O)NH—, —NHC(?O)—, and —NR15—, wherein R15 is a (C1-C5)alkyl and R15 is optionally substituted with one or two groups selected from —OH, —(C1-C4)alkyl, and —S(C1-C4)alkyl; and Y is a straight or branched-chain (C1-C6)alkylene group or a straight or branched-chain (C2-C6)alkenylene group; which method comprises reacting a compound of Formula II

with a compound of Formula III

US Pat. No. 10,508,065

METHODS OF PREPARING OLIGOMERS OF AN OLEFIN

1. A method of preparing trimers ofethylene, comprising:
providing an alkylaluminum compound;
irradiating the alkylaluminum compound with microwave radiation to provide an irradiated alkylaluminum compound;
mixing the irradiated alkylaluminum compound with a chromium compound, a pyrrole compound, and a zinc compound to provide a catalyst composition, the catalyst composition comprises the following molar ratios of: Al:Cr in a range from 20:1 to 300:1, Zn:Cr in a range from 5:1 to 200:1, and pyrrole compound:Cr in a range from 3:1 to 7:1; and
contacting ethylene with the catalyst composition to form trimers of ethylene, wherein the trimers of ethylene comprise 1-hexene and other isomers of hexene, and a molar ratio of 1-hexene to the other isomers of hexene is at least 99.7:0.3.

US Pat. No. 10,508,064

PROCESS FOR OLIGOMERIZING GASOLINE WITHOUT FURTHER UPGRADING

UOP LLC, Des Plaines, IL...

1. A process for making gasoline from light olefins comprising:oligomerizing C4 and C5 olefins in an olefinic oligomerization feed stream comprising C4 and C5 hydrocarbons in an oligomerization reactor operating in a liquid phase over a solid phosphoric acid catalyst at a temperature between 170° C. and about 250° C. to produce an oligomerate stream comprising heavier olefins;
separating said oligomerate stream in a debutanizer column to provide an overhead light stream comprising C4 hydrocarbons and an oligomerate bottom stream comprising C5+ hydrocarbons, the overhead pressure in the debutanizer column being between about 300 and about 350 kPa (gauge) and the bottom temperature being between about 250° C. and about 300° C.;
separating said oligomerate bottom stream in a depentanizer column into an overhead intermediate stream comprising C5 hydrocarbons and a liquid oligomerate bottom stream comprising C6+ hydrocarbons wherein said liquid oligomerate bottom stream comprises less than 20 wt % C12+ olefins and wherein over 85 wt % of said C4 and C5 olefins in said olefinic oligomerization feed stream oligomerize, the overhead pressure in the depentanzier column being between about 10 and about 60 kPa (gauge) and the bottom temperature being between about 225° C. and about 275° C.;
recycling said overhead intermediate stream to the oligomerization reactor; and
sending said liquid oligomerate bottom stream to a gasoline tank or a gasoline blending line without further separation, wherein said liquid oligomerate bottom stream meets the T90 gasoline specification without further separation.

US Pat. No. 10,508,048

REMOVAL OF OIL RECOVERY CHEMICALS FROM PRODUCTION FLUIDS

ConocoPhillips Company, ...

1. A method of processing production fluid, comprising;receiving production fluid from a borehole in an earth formation, the production fluid including surfactants injected into the earth formation to stimulate production of hydrocarbons therefrom;
processing the production fluid to separate the production fluid into at least an oil phase and a produced water, and softening produced water to remove metal cations therefrom;
introducing a treatment fluid from a treatment fluid source into the produced water, the treatment fluid including a concentration of multivalent cations, the multivalent cations configured to reduce water solubility of the surfactants and directing at least a portion of a reject stream from the softening step into the produced water, the reject stream including the metal cations removed from the produced water; and
removing the surfactants from the produced water.

US Pat. No. 10,508,046

USE AND REGENERATION OF AN ADSORBENT TO REMOVE DYES FROM WATER

King Fahd University of P...

1. A method of removing at least one cationic dye from an aqueous solution, comprising:pouring an aqueous mixture comprising humic acid, at least one alginate, and hydroxyethyl cellulose onto a substrate to form a film, drying the film and crosslinking the film with glutaraldehyde to form a first water-insoluble membrane disposed on the substrate, then
contacting the aqueous solution with an adsorbent comprising the first water-insoluble membrane disposed on the substrate,
wherein the first water-insoluble membrane consists essentially of glutaraldehyde-cross-linked humic acid, at least one alginate, and hydroxyethyl cellulose,
wherein the weight ratio of humic acid:at least one alginate:hydroxyethyl cellulose lies in the range (10-20):(60-80):(10-20) respectively; and
wherein the contacting forms a treated aqueous solution having a lower concentration of the at least one cationic dye relative to the aqueous solution and the contacting forms a dye-adsorbed water-insoluble membrane, then
treating the dye-adsorbed water-insoluble membrane with an HCl solution to remove the dye from the dye-adsorbed water-insoluble membrane and to regenerate the first water-insoluble membrane.

US Pat. No. 10,508,037

METHOD FOR CONTINUOUSLY PREPARING GRAPHENE OXIDE NANOPLATELET

1. A method of continuously preparing graphene oxide nanoplatelet, characterized in that: the method comprises the steps of:providing a graphite raw material selected from the group consisting of flexible graphite paper coil material, flexible graphite strip material and carbon fiber wire material;
through driving the graphite raw material by a feeding device, sequentially processing a two-step treatment of electrochemical intercalation and electrolytic oxidation exfoliation respectively;
obtaining a graphene oxide nanoplatelet which is dispersed in electrolyte; and
processing treatment of filtering, washing and drying and then obtaining a graphene oxide powder material.

US Pat. No. 10,508,028

DEVICE FOR PROTECTING FEOL ELEMENT AND BEOL ELEMENT

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

17. A semiconductor device, comprising:a complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) device comprising:
a semiconductor substrate;
a front-end-of-the-line (FEOL) element disposed on the semiconductor substrate;
a plurality of dielectric layers disposed on the semiconductor substrate; and
a back-end-of-the-line (BEOL) element disposed in the dielectric layers, wherein the BEOL element is laterally spaced from the FEOL element at a distance;
a first conductive shielding layer disposed on the dielectric layers and arranged to protectively cover the BEOL element, wherein the first conductive shielding layer is ground to the semiconductor substrate, and an orthogonal projection of the first conductive shielding layer on the semiconductor substrate overlaps with an orthogonal projection of the BEOL element on the semiconductor substrate;
a second conductive shielding layer disposed on the dielectric layers and arranged to protectively cover the FEOL element, wherein the second conductive shielding layer is ground to the semiconductor substrate, and an orthogonal projection of the second conductive shielding layer on the semiconductor substrate overlaps with an orthogonal projection of the FEOL element on the semiconductor substrate;
an inter-layer dielectric (ILD) layer which is disposed on and covers the first conductive shielding layer and the second conductive shielding layer; and
a micro electromechanical system (MEMS) device disposed on the ILD layer, the MEMS device comprising a MEMS element, wherein an orthogonal projection of the MEMS element on the semiconductor substrate is between orthogonal projections of the first conductive shielding layer and the second shielding conductive layer on the semiconductor substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,508,016

CONTAINER INSERT FOR USE IN A CLOSED LOOP DISPENSING SYSTEM

1. An insert for use with a closed loop dispensing system including a container having a throat with an inside surface, comprising:a horizontally disposed ring-shaped lip having an upper side, a lower side, an outer end, and an inner end;
a generally cylindrical upper wall member having an open upper end, an open lower end, an inner surface and an outer surface;
a horizontally disposed first wall member extending inwardly from said lower end of said upper wall member with said first wall member having an inner end;
a generally cylindrical lower wall member having an open upper end, an open lower end, an inner surface and an outer surface;
said lower wall member extending downwardly from said inner end of said first wall member;
said lower wall member having at least one annular retaining member extending outwardly from said outer surface thereof;
a horizontally disposed second wall member having inner and outer ends;
said second wall member extending inwardly from said lower wall member above said lower end of said lower wall member;
said second wall member having an inner end;
a generally cylindrical and hollow first receiver tube having upper and lower ends;
said first receiver tube being vertically disposed;
said first receiver tube extending upwardly from said inner end of said second wall member;
a horizontally disposed and annular first shoulder extending inwardly from said upper end of said first receiver tube;
said first shoulder having inner and outer ends;
a generally cylindrical and hollow second receiver tube having upper and lower ends;
said second receiver tube extending upwardly from said first shoulder outwardly of said inner end of said first shoulder;
said first receiver tube defining a first passageway;
said second receiver tube defining a second passageway;
an upstanding hollow valve stem having an upper end, a lower end, an outer surface and an inner surface;
said valve stem having an upper tubular member and a lower tubular member;
said upper tubular member having a greater diameter than said lower tubular member;
a second annular shoulder, having an upper end and a lower end, extending outwardly from said valve stem between said upper and lower ends thereof;
said valve stem being vertically movably positioned in said first and second receiver tubes between upper and lower positions;
said upper end of said second annular shoulder of said valve stem being in engagement with said lower end of said first annular shoulder when said valve stem is in said upper position;
a retainer configured to be inserted into said lower open end of said lower wall member;
said retainer including a horizontally disposed disc member having a plurality of radially spaced-apart openings extending downwardly therethrough;
said disc member of said retainer having a hollow dip tube support extending downwardly therefrom;
said disc member of said retainer having a central opening formed therein;
said retainer including an elongated hollow valve body, having an open lower end and a closed upper end, which is integrally formed with said disc member;
said valve body extending upwardly from said disc member of said retainer whereby said open lower end of said valve stem is in communication with said central opening of said disc member;
said valve body having at least one opening formed therein below said closed upper end of said valve body;
a plastic spring over-molded thereon on said retainer;
said plastic spring including a hollow upper cylindrical portion having a lower end and an upper end;
said plastic spring having a horizontally disposed disc portion at said lower end of said upper cylindrical portion thereof;
said disc portion of said plastic spring having a plurality of spaced-apart hollow protrusions formed therein;
said hollow protrusions being received in said openings formed in said disc member of said retainer;
each of said hollow protrusions having an open upper end and a lower end;
each of said protrusions having a bi-directional slit-type valve formed in said lower end thereof;
said upper end of said upper cylindrical portion of said plastic spring being in engagement with said annular shoulder of said valve stem to urge said valve stem to its closed position thereby closing said opening in said upper end of said valve stem; and
said upper end of said cylindrical portion of said plastic spring being compressed downwardly upon downward force being applied to said upper end of said valve stem to open said at least one opening in said upper end of said valve.

US Pat. No. 10,508,003

ELEVATOR COVER ASSEMBLY

HARRY MILLER CO., LLC, B...

1. An elevator wall cover assembly for hanging from a projection extending from an elevator wall, the assembly comprising:a cover that includes a substantially flat, protective, and flexible sheet of material having sufficient thickness and rigidity to protect a surface of the wall;
a trim formed from a strip of material that is separate from the sheet of material of the cover and attached to an upper portion of the cover to extend substantially horizontally along the upper portion of the cover, the trim having an upper portion and a lower portion, wherein the lower portion of the trim is attached to the cover such that at least a portion of the cover extends below the lower portion of the trim; and
a plurality of openings formed along the trim and configured to receive the projection from the wall in any of several of the plurality of openings to hang the cover from the wall.

US Pat. No. 10,508,001

ELEVATOR SYSTEM

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. An elevator system comprising:a first car that moves vertically;
an elongated object that moves as the first car moves;
a second car that moves vertically;
a detector provided on the second car in order to detect a position of the elongated object; and
circuitry to detect, on the basis of the position detected by the detector, that abnormal swaying requiring a control operation is occurring in the elongated object.

US Pat. No. 10,507,999

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF TANK AND TANK MANUFACTURING APPARATUS

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

8. A tank manufacturing apparatus, comprising:a fiber bundle supplier that is configured to supply a resin-adhering fiber bundle that has a resin adhering to a fiber bundle;
a cooling assembly that is configured to cool down the resin-adhering fiber bundle supplied from the fiber bundle supplier; and
a fiber winding assembly that is configured to wind the resin-adhering fiber bundle that is cooled down by the cooling assembly, on a rotating liner, wherein
the fiber winding assembly winds the resin-adhering fiber bundle on the liner to form a reinforcement layer on an outer circumference of the liner,
the cooling assembly is configured to cool down both the resin-adhering fiber bundle that forms an inner layer portion of the reinforcement layer and the resin-adhering fiber bundle that forms an outer layer portion of the reinforcement layer,
the cooling assembly is configured to cool down the resin-adhering fiber bundle to make a temperature of the resin-adhering fiber bundle equal to or lower than a set temperature prior to the resin-adhering fiber bundle being wound on the rotating liner, the set temperature being set in advance as a temperature to provide a viscosity of the resin that prevents the resin from being splashed from the resin-adhering fiber bundle by rotation of the liner in a course of winding the resin-adhering fiber bundle on the liner, and
the cooling assembly is configured to cool down both the resin-adhering fiber bundle that forms the inner layer portion of the reinforcement layer and the resin-adhering fiber bundle that forms the outer layer portion of the reinforcement layer by allowing both of the resin-adhering fiber bundles to come into contact alternately with an upper outer circumference and a lower outer circumference of multiple cooled joint rollers.

US Pat. No. 10,507,990

ARTICLE TRANSPORT SYSTEM AND TRANSPORT SYSTEM CONTROLLER

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. An article transport system comprising:a conveyor configured to transport a plurality of articles;
a conveyor sensor configured to obtain conveyance operation information of the conveyor;
an arrival sensor configured to sense an arrival of each of the plurality of articles;
an image capturing apparatus configured to capture an image of each of the plurality of articles transported on the conveyor;
a position detection processing section configured to detect each of the plurality of articles from the image captured by the image capturing apparatus, and carry out a detection process identifying a position of each of the plurality of articles;
a movement distance designation section configured to designate a first movement distance determined, based on a velocity of the conveyor and a time required for the detection process, and a second movement distance determined, based on the velocity of the conveyor, a time required for an image capturing process of the image capturing apparatus, and the time required for the detection process;
an image capturing control section configured to control the image capturing apparatus to capture an image of each of the plurality of articles upon the conveyor advancing the first movement distance after the arrival of the article has been sensed, and then, to capture an image of each of the articles each time the conveyor advances the second movement distance; and
a number designation section configured to designate a maximum number of times for the image capturing process to be carried out by the image capturing apparatus,
wherein the position detection processing section sequentially carries out the detection process for the images obtained by the image capturing apparatus after the image capturing apparatus has completed the image capturing process a number of times, a maximum of the number of times being the maximum number of times, and aborts the detection process at a point in time when the detection process has succeeded.

US Pat. No. 10,507,981

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DISCHARGING OBJECTS WITH A NON-ROTATIONALLY SYMMETRICAL BASE SURFACE

Heuft Systemtechnik GmbH,...

1. A device for discharging objects each having an axially symmetrical base surface, wherein the axially symmetrical base surface has the shape of a regular polygon with a three-, five-, or seven-fold axial symmetry, comprising:an aligning unit,
a discharge unit,
a transport unit, on which the objects are conveyed in a single row and in a mutually space manner from the aligning unit to the discharge unit, and
at least one railing arranged on one side of the transport unit at least in the region of the aligning unit,
wherein the aligning unit is configured such that the objects are pressed against the railing and are thereby aligned such that an axis of symmetry of the base surface in the transport plane extends perpendicularly to the railing and wherein the objects are then transported to the discharge unit in this orientation,
wherein the discharge unit is configured to push the objects to be discharged onto a neighboring, parallelly running transporter by a transverse impetus,
and wherein the discharge unit is oriented such that a corner of the base surface of the objects points in the direction in which the objects are discharged.

US Pat. No. 10,507,978

RADIUS AND VARIABLE WIDTH CONVEYOR BELT

Rabbit Designs LLC, Newb...

1. A conveyor belt comprising:a conveying surface provided by a plurality of links connected to each other via joints, wherein the joints rotatably connect the ends of the links to the ends of adjacent links and enable the links to change orientation in a manner that includes at least one axis of rotation normal or approximately normal to the conveying surface of said conveyor belt; and
control elements capable of engaging with external guides to guide the conveyer belt as it is driven to move along a direction of travel; and
wherein said control elements are configured to engage with the outside surface of external guides.

US Pat. No. 10,507,974

PORTABLE MANWAY SECURING APPARATUS

11. A vessel comprising a manway for enabling entry therein, the vessel comprising:an outer wall defining a chamber for enclosing contents of the vessel;
the manway defining a circular portal to the chamber, the portal penetrating said outer wall and further comprising an flange portion, said portal oriented so that the opening is in a horizontal plane, the manway comprising a closure and one or more elongated fasteners operable to secure the closure over the portal; and
a removable securing apparatus including a flat mounting plate cooperating with said fasteners, the removable securing apparatus being operable for installation thereof on the manway wherein the closure is disengaged from the manway, and the securing apparatus further comprising a handle affixed to said flat mounting plate wherein said handle is attached to opposite stanchions that extend from a top surface of said flat mounting plate and comprises a linear rod section, said rod section is elevated and offset from the center of said flat mounting plate and said flat mounting plate having an arcuate lateral side form a recess.

US Pat. No. 10,507,957

FLIP-TOP CAP

Colgate-Palmolive Company...

1. A cap for a dispenser, comprising:a base defining an orifice therethrough; and
a lid coupled with the base, the lid comprising:
a top surface;
a bottom surface that is opposite to the top surface;
a plug extending from the bottom surface for a first distance; and
a brim extending from the bottom surface for a second distance that is less than or equal to the first distance, the brim including a first curve at least partially extending from the bottom surface away from the top surface, and a second curve at least partially extending from the top surface, away from the bottom surface, wherein the brim defines at least a portion of an engagement surface that faces at least partially away from a centerline of the lid,
wherein the cap is operable between an open position and a closed position, and wherein:
when the cap is in the closed position, the plug is received into the orifice; and
when the cap is in the open position, the orifice is exposed;
wherein the first curve, as proceeding toward the second curve, curves away from parallel to the centerline, and the second curve, as proceeding away from the first curve, curves toward parallel to the centerline; and
wherein the lid comprises a depression extending from an apex of an outer rim to at least the centerline, wherein the outer rim extends from a back side of the lid to a front side of the lid in a semi-circular arc.

US Pat. No. 10,507,952

THREE-DOOR STORAGE BOX

1. A storage box, comprising:a body having six faces;
a first side frame and an opposing second side frame, each side frame having an outer frame, an inner frame, and a frame door;
a front panel having a plurality of slits;
a rear panel;
a bottom panel;
a top panel configured to attach to a buckle panel having a plurality of locking tabs configured to be received by the slits;
wherein a first side and an opposing second side of the front panel have a plurality of fixed pins and a first side and an opposing second side of the rear panel have a plurality of fixed pins, the pins being configured to secure an outer edge of the body into a mounting groove disposed on the outer frame;
wherein the outer frame has a plurality of fixed jacks configured to correspond to a plurality of fixed bolts on the inner frame; and
wherein the fixed bolts are configured to loosen and the frame door and inner frame are configured to separate from the outer door when the frame doors open.

US Pat. No. 10,507,944

MACHINE AND METHOD FOR FOLDING AND ADHESIVELY BONDING BLANKS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF FOLDING BOXES

Krones AG, Neutraubling ...

24. A method for folding and adhesively bonding blanks for the production of folding boxes, wherein:The blanks are held on workpiece carriers by active means for holding blanks, and are transported on the workpiece carriers along a processing line, and are folded by an active means for folding while being transported along the processing line, and
while being transported along the processing line, the blanks are adhesively bonded by at least one means for adhesively bonding blanks fixedly arranged on the processing line, and/or are adhesively bond by means for adhesively bonding blanks transported on the workpiece carriers along the processing line.

US Pat. No. 10,507,921

PROVISIONING CART FOR ON-AIRCRAFT RESTOCKING

Southwest Airlines Co., ...

1. A cart for restocking provisions, the cart comprising:a body having one or more exterior surfaces, wherein the one or more exterior surfaces include:
a top surface facing a first direction,
a bottom surface facing a second direction that is away from the first direction and parallel to the first direction, and
a side surface facing a third direction that is not parallel to the first direction and the second direction;
a handle fixedly attached to the body;
one or more wheels coupled to the bottom surface; and
one or more hoppers each including a hollow space having a length that extends from an aperture located on the side surface and through at least a portion of an interior of the body, wherein the hollow space includes at least one curved surface that extends from the aperture and along at least a portion of the length to allow the provisions to be stored within the one or more hoppers.

US Pat. No. 10,507,914

SPOOLER FOR UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE SYSTEM

FLIR DETECTION, INC., St...

1. An unmanned aerial vehicle system comprising:a spooling apparatus;
a filament that is dispensed from the spooling apparatus;
a cooling apparatus that provides a cooling air flow to the spooling apparatus such that a portion of the filament wound on the spooling apparatus is cooled by the air flow;
an unmanned aerial vehicle that is connected to the spooling apparatus with the filament, the filament delivering power and flight control data to the unmanned aerial vehicle;
a control station that is electrically connected to the filament with a filament interface such that the operational data is transmitted to the unmanned aerial vehicle with the filament;
a power source that is electrically connected to the filament interface such that electrical power is delivered to unmanned aerial vehicle with the filament interface;
a tension sensor that measures tension of the filament between the spooling apparatus and the unmanned aerial vehicle;
a control system that controls dispensing and retracting of the filament with the spooling apparatus in response to measured filament tension data from the tension sensor;
a sensor mounted on the unmanned aerial vehicle that transmits data with the filament; and
wherein the spooling apparatus is mounted to a mobile vehicle such that the unmanned aerial vehicle can be operated with the filament deployed from the mobile vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,507,911

CONTROL ROD FOR ADJUSTING A ROTOR BLADE OF A HELICOPTER

ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG, F...

1. A control rod for adjusting a helicopter rotor blade, wherein the control rod is adjustable along a longitudinal axis of the control rod, the control rod comprising:at least one contact area element; and
at least one limit stop element having a fixed state and a movable state relative to a housing;
in the fixed state, a bolt is inserted through the housing and into a hole in the at least one limit stop element to fix the at least one limit stop element to the housing and the at least one limit stop element cooperates with the at least one contact area element to limit adjustability of the control rod along the longitudinal axis of the control rod to a specifiable adjusting range;
in the movable state, the bolt is removed from the hole in the at least one limit stop element to allow the at least one limit stop element to rotate around the longitudinal axis from a first position to a second position to adjust the specifiable adjusting range.

US Pat. No. 10,507,904

SNAP FIT NOSE CONE ASSEMBLY

Rolls-Royce Corporation, ...

1. A nose cone configured to be mounted to a hub in a turbo machine, said nose cone comprising:a flange extending radially around a central axis and axially from an apex portion of said nose cone to a base portion of said nose cone, said flange forming an annular hub mating surface at said base portion and having an outer surface defining an air flow path; and
a plurality of hub mounting elements disposed around the circumference of said base portion, each of said hub mounting elements comprising a flexible flange extending toward the central axis and having a ridge protruding from a radially outward facing surface;
two or more apertures defined by said flange forming said annular hub mating surface, each of said apertures configured to receive a fastener therethrough;
wherein each of said two or more apertures include a countersink configured to receive a balance weight; and
wherein said flexible flange is configured to deflect radially inward toward the central axis upon engagement with said hub and remain deflected upon engagement with said hub.

US Pat. No. 10,507,890

FLAT BOTTOM BOAT

1. A flat bottom boat comprising:an upper hull portion having a first width and a lower surface; and
a lower hull portion having a second width that is less than a first width, wherein the lower hull portion extends from a lower edge of the upper hull portion, wherein a lower surface of the lower hull portion is substantially flat and wherein a height of the upper hull portion comprises between about 60 and 70 percent of a combined height of the upper hull portion and the lower hull portion.

US Pat. No. 10,507,883

BICYCLE OPERATING DEVICE

SHIMANO INC., Sakai (JP)...

1. A bicycle operating device comprising:a base structure;
an operating member pivotally coupled to the base structure about a pivot axis, the operating member being pivotable relative to the base structure about the pivot axis between a rest position and an operated position;
an adjustment member attached to one of the base structure and the operating member to change the rest position of the operating member relative to the base structure;
a receiving member provided to the other of the operating member and the base structure to be movable with the adjustment member in response to a pivotal movement of the operating member relative to the base structure, the receiving member including a contact surface and a groove recessed within the contact surface, a surface of the adjustment member being contactable with the contact surface; and
an elastic member received within the groove, the elastic member being provided between the adjustment member and the receiving member to keep a clearance between the adjustment member and an entirety of the receiving member in a rest state where the operating member is in the rest position.

US Pat. No. 10,507,882

VEHICLE SUSPENSION DEVICE

1. A suspension system installed on a vehicle, comprising:a rear suspension mounting structure;
a rear suspension swing arm, pivotally coupled to the rear suspension mounting structure and configured to rotate about the rear suspension mounting structure in response to a tilting movement of the vehicle;
a tilt limiting structure, configured to inhibit the tilting movement when a tilt angle of the vehicle exceeds an instantly-calculated tilt angle value; and
a tilt restoring structure, configured to apply a force in response to the tilting movement,
wherein the tilt restoring structure comprises:
at least one rod, pivotally bolted to the rear suspension mounting structure;
a rocker assembly, coupled to the rear suspension swing arm and pivotally coupled to the at least one rod; and
a damper, coupled to the rocker assembly and a chassis of the vehicle, wherein the rocker assembly compresses the damper by causing the at least one rod to drive the rocker assembly upward in response to the tilting movement of the vehicle,
wherein the compressed damper decompresses and generates a counter force to offset the tilting movement.

US Pat. No. 10,507,881

BICYCLE DISPLAY

Shimano Inc., Osaka (JP)...

1. A bicycle display comprising:a display screen configured to display information corresponding to a first operation mode and a second operation mode of a bicycle component, which is selectable between at least the first operation mode and the second operation mode in accordance with operation of an operator; and
a display driver connected to the display screen to switch a display state of a switching region of the display screen between a first display state, which shows the switching region in a first color in a state where the first operation mode is selected, and a second display state, which shows the switching region in a second color in a state where the second operation mode is selected,
the display driver is configured to display information corresponding to a third operation mode of the bicycle component that is selectable in accordance with operation of the operation unit, and
the display driver being configured to switch the switching region to a third display state to be shown in a third color in a state where the third operation mode is selected.

US Pat. No. 10,507,877

SELF-CENTERING GRILLE ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF CENTERING A GRILLE

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A self-centering grille assembly, comprising:a grille;
a centering bar carried on said grille, said centering bar including a first chamfer, a second chamfer and a first incremental fastener;
a first outboard component having a third chamfer engaging said first chamfer; and
a second outboard component having a fourth chamfer engaging said second chamfer whereby said grille is centered along a first axis.

US Pat. No. 10,507,815

BRAKE SYSTEM

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A brake system, comprising:a plurality of brake cylinders;
a plurality of electromagnetic valve devices provided respectively corresponding to the brake cylinders and capable of individually controlling hydraulic pressures in the respective brake cylinders;
a plurality of pumps respectively connected to the brake cylinders;
one pump motor driven in common with the pumps; and
a brake-hydraulic-pressure controller configured to control the electromagnetic valve devices and the one pump motor to control a brake hydraulic pressure that is each of the hydraulic pressures in the respective brake cylinders,
wherein the brake-hydraulic-pressure controller comprises:
a first pressure-increase controller configured to control the one pump motor to bring the hydraulic pressures in the respective brake cylinders closer to respective target hydraulic pressures; and
a second pressure-increase controller configured to control the one pump motor based on a greatest one of the target hydraulic pressures for the respective brake cylinders and control the electromagnetic valve devices to bring the hydraulic pressures in the respective brake cylinders closer to the respective target hydraulic pressures.

US Pat. No. 10,507,806

MOBILE FUEL DISTRIBUTION STATION

CAPAT LLC, Miami, FL (US...

1. A non-aerial mobile fuel distribution station, comprising:a fuel tank;
a support structure for supporting said fuel tank in an elevated position a predetermined distance above ground, said predetermined distance being sufficient to allow for passage of automobiles beneath said fuel tank during a fueling operation; and
a control system for selectively permitting and monitoring a discharge of fuel from said fuel tank to said automobiles beneath said fuel tank during said fueling operation;
a moving mechanism structurally affixed to said support structure so as to facilitate movement of said mobile fuel distribution station;
wherein said support structure has only three legs;
wherein said legs are arranged beneath said fuel tank in a substantially triangular configuration; and
wherein said moving mechanism comprising a wheel assembly being selectively engaged to elevate said legs.

US Pat. No. 10,507,804

AXLE SAVER LANDFILL COMPACTOR CLEANER FINGER

Caterpillar Global Mining...

1. A cleaner finger assembly for cleaning compactor teeth on a compactor wheel of a compactor machine, the compactor machine having a compactor body and a plurality of compactor wheels, the cleaner finger assembly comprising:a cleaner finger base having a tip engaging surface and a base longitudinal axis;
a cleaner finger tip having a base engaging surface and a tip longitudinal axis; and
a finger tip anchoring mechanism attaching the cleaner finger tip to the cleaner finger base with the base engaging surface facing and engaging the tip engaging surface, wherein the tip engaging surface is not perpendicular to the base longitudinal axis and the base engaging surface is not perpendicular to the tip longitudinal axis, wherein the tip engaging surface is oriented relative to the base longitudinal axis by a tip engaging surface angle and the base engaging surface is oriented relative to the base longitudinal axis by a base engaging surface angle, and wherein the tip engaging surface angle and the base engaging surface angle have values within a range from 20° to 60°.

US Pat. No. 10,507,802

PIPE FOR HEATING AND TRANSPORTING A WASHER FLUID FOR A WINDSCREEN WIPER BLADE WITH TWO SPRAY LINES, WIPER DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE

1. A pipe for heating and transporting a washer fluid of a windscreen wiper blade with a first spray line and a second spray line, comprising:an extruded sleeve with at least two washer fluid circulation channels, in which sleeve at least two electric wires that are provided with heating elements of said pipe are embedded within the mass of the sleeve,
wherein the at least two electric wires are parallel to the at least two washer fluid circulation channels,
wherein the cross-sections of the embedded electric wires are aligned at the center of the sleeve in a median direction with respect to the circulation channels,
wherein the cross-section of the sleeve is in a general shape of an “8” and said pipe includes at least one of the electric wires fixed to the outside of the sleeve in at least one hollow of a concave flank of the “8” shape,
wherein the median direction passes between the circulation channels,
wherein the first washer fluid circulation channel is connected to said first spray line of the wiper blade, and
wherein the second circulation channel for the washer fluid is connected to said second spray line of the wiper blade.

US Pat. No. 10,507,798

AUTOMOBILE SECURITY SYSTEM

1. A security device comprising:an imaging device, an override device, and a management device;
wherein the imaging device is adapted to capture an image of a person who is attempting to initiate an operation of a vehicle;
wherein the management device is adapted to compare the captured image to previously captured images of people who are authorized to operate the vehicle;
wherein the security device is configured for use with said vehicle;
wherein the vehicle is adapted to be operated by said person;
wherein the security device is adapted to prevent the operation of the vehicle by an unauthorized person;
wherein the security device is adapted to disable an ignition of the vehicle until an authority of said person attempting to operate the vehicle is verified by the security device;
wherein an override code is adapted to be entered by said person;
wherein if a recognized override code is entered through the override device said ignition of the vehicle is enabled;
wherein the vehicle is further defined with a vehicle electrical control unit, a dash board, and a key;
wherein the override device comprises a keypad and a shutter;
wherein the override device attaches to the dash board of the vehicle;
wherein the keypad is an electronic device that comprises one or more switches;
wherein the shutter is a switch;
wherein the shutter manually initiates an operation of a camera.

US Pat. No. 10,507,797

VEHICLE KEY FOR PASSIVE ACCESS SYSTEMS AND CORRESPONDING METHOD

1. A radio key for an access system of a motor vehicle, comprising a receiver circuit with at least three LF receiver coils for a low frequency signal reception, wherein the LF receiver coils are oriented in different spatial directions, a central control circuit comprising a microcontroller, wherein the control circuit including the microcontroller can assume various operating states, at least one of which is an energy-reduced resting state, and one of which is an active operating state, wherein the receiver circuit is coupled to the central control circuit, wherein the receiver circuit is configured to detect LF wakeup signals and to wake up the control circuit from the energy-reduced resting state when such a wakeup signal is received through the LF receiver coils by the receiver circuit, wherein the central control circuit is configured to activate each of the LF receiver coils of the receiver circuit separately after it has been woken up from the resting state, and to query a received signal strength of each of the receiver coils, wherein the control circuit selects the LF receiver coil with the highest signal strength for a subsequent signal reception.

US Pat. No. 10,507,795

VEHICLE-BASED PASSWORD

FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES,...

9. A system, comprising:a vehicle computer programmed to:
obtain input of one or more values being displayed on a vehicle instrument panel; and
generate a password by combining the one or more input values and a stored secret key; and
a mobile computer programmed to:
obtain input of one or more values being displayed on the vehicle instrument panel; and
generate the password by combining the one or more input values and the stored secret key.

US Pat. No. 10,507,785

AIRBAG

TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD., ...

1. An airbag including a vehicle body side panel that is disposed on a side of a vehicle body and an occupant side panel that is disposed on a side of an occupant at a time of inflation completion of the airbag, the airbag configured such that an outer peripheral wall is formed by mutually joining an outer peripheral edge of the vehicle body side panel and an outer peripheral edge of the occupant side panel, inflation gas made to flow into the airbag from a gas inflow port formed in the vehicle body side panel so as to be able to inflate the airbag, the airbag folded and stored in a storage portion, a periphery of the gas inflow port installed on a side of the storage portion, the airbag comprising:a bag body forming the outer peripheral wall; and
a regulating member disposed on an outer peripheral side of the bag body at a time of inflation completion of the bag body, wherein
the regulating member is configured so as to be able to regulate the bag body so that an area ranging from the vicinity of a joint portion for mutually joining the outer peripheral edge of the vehicle body side panel and the outer peripheral edge of the occupant side panel to a side of the gas inflow port at the time of inflation completion of the airbag is made smaller in external dimensions and reduced in size than an area at a time of free inflation state of the bag body.

US Pat. No. 10,507,775

COMPONENT DESIGN BASED ON SENSOR DATA

Accenture Global Solution...

1. A system comprising:at least one processor; and
a memory communicatively coupled to the at least one processor, the memory storing instructions which, when executed by the at least one processor, cause the at least one processor to perform operations comprising:
receiving, from each of a plurality of instances of a vehicle component, sensor data describing at least one adjustment to the vehicle component that a respective user made while the user was using the vehicle component to improve the user's comfort in using the vehicle component, and data indicating that the at least one adjustment to the vehicle component likely failed to adequately improve the user's comfort in using the vehicle component;
in response to receiving the sensor data and the data indicating that the at least one adjustment to the vehicle component likely failed to adequately improve the user's comfort in using the vehicle component, generating design information that describes at least one modification to be made to a subsequent version of the component to improve users' comfort in using the vehicle component, comprising aggregating the sensor data, then providing the aggregated sensor data to a machine learning-trained module that, for given sensor data, outputs one or more proposed modifications for improving the users' comfort in using vehicle components; and
providing the design information for output through a user interface.

US Pat. No. 10,507,769

VEHICLE WITH FRONT TRUNK

FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES,...

9. A method of operating a storage assembly in a front trunk of a vehicle comprising:activating a bin light mounted on a front bin that directs light into the front bin and an adjacent rear bin;
sliding the front and rear bins forward relative to the front trunk; and
pivoting the front bin away from the rear bin while increasing intensity of light emitted from the bin light.

US Pat. No. 10,507,764

VEHICLE INTERIOR TRIM ASSEMBLY CONFIGURED TO FORM A LIGHT PATTERN HAVING AN EMBLEM SHAPE AT THE FRONT OF A TRIM PART SUCH AS AN AIR BAG COVER

JVIS-USA, LLC, Sterling ...

1. A vehicle interior trim assembly having an illuminable emblem, the assembly comprising:a vehicle interior trim part having at least one opening which defines an emblem pattern, the at least one opening extending between front and back surfaces of the part, the front surface facing a passenger compartment of the vehicle;
a lens including at least one layer and a 3D emblem shape fitted through and matching the at least one opening, the lens having at least one surface-defining portion which is sized and shaped to have the emblem pattern at the front surface of the part; and
an illumination module mounted to the back surface of the part and including at least one light source flanking the at least one layer of the of the lens, the at least one light source generating visible light rays when energized that travel through the at least one layer of the lens, wherein the lens redirects light rays from the at least one layer to the 3D emblem shape of substantially uniform intensity through the at least one surface-defining portion and into the passenger compartment.

US Pat. No. 10,507,763

INDIRECT LIGHTING STRUCTURE FOR VEHICLE ROOF

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. An indirect lighting structure for a vehicle roof, the indirect lighting structure comprising:a guide rail configured to support a roof glass positioned on the guide rail;
a light source unit positioned at one end in a longitudinal direction of the guide rail;
a light guide which is configured to be in contact with the light source unit and positioned along the guide rail; and
a reflective portion which is configured to face the light guide,
wherein the light guide is arranged such that at least a part of the light guide is in contact with and inserted into the guide rail so as to guide light introduced from the light source to illuminate a pattern portion, and
wherein light reflected by the reflective portion illuminates the pattern portion.

US Pat. No. 10,507,762

ELECTRONIC ASSEMBLY FOR ILLUMINATING A TARGET AREA MARKING A DETECTION AREA OF A SENSOR

1. An electronic assembly for a motor vehicle, including a housing, a control and evaluation device disposed in the housing, wherein the control and evaluation device is coupled to a control device of the motor vehicle, an illumination device coupled to the control and evaluation device, which is activated by the control and evaluation device, with which a target area characterizing a detection area outside of the housing can be marked by an optical signal, wherein a capacitive sensor that is disposed in the housing monitors the detection area, wherein the capacitive sensor and the illumination device are aligned with one another such that the target area, marked by the optical signal which is projected onto the ground outside the motor vehicle, is at least partially covered by the detection area of the capacitive sensor, wherein the target area is projected onto the ground outside the motor vehicle indicating a region to a user in which region outside the motor vehicle an actuation of the capacitive sensor can be initiated by the user, and wherein the illumination device is activated by the control and evaluation device for emitting light with different colors.

US Pat. No. 10,507,761

TRAVEL DIRECTION INDICATOR MODULE AND EXTERIOR REARVIEW MIRROR ARRANGEMENT

1. A travel direction indicator module for an exterior rearview mirror arrangement for a motor vehicle havingat least one light source,
a first light conductor comprising a multiplicity of light decoupling points, and
a second light conductor configured as a function light wherein incoming light emission is substantially unimpeded through the second light conductor, wherein the light source couples a first beam part into the first light conductor at a first end and a second beam part into the second light conductor at a first end, andthe light decoupling points are distributed across the entire length of the first light conductor between its first and second end and are provided by optical elements,whereina module housing is formed as one injection molded part in common with the first light conductor and the second light conductor, which emits light into a single light decoupling area, which is arranged in an area of the second end of the first light conductor situated opposite the first end of the first light conductor, whereinthe first light conductor, the second light conductor, the module housing and the optical elements are formed in common.

US Pat. No. 10,507,758

HEADLAMP APPARATUS FOR VEHICLE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A lamp apparatus for a vehicle, comprising:a first light source configured to irradiate visible light;
a second light source disposed in a location different from the first light source and configured to irradiate infrared light; and
a reflection unit into which the visible light irradiated from the first light source and the infrared light irradiated from the second light source are input and configured to reflect the input visible light and infrared light to change moving paths, thus adjusting the visible light and the infrared light to the same path or a different path,
wherein the first light source and the second light source are respectively spaced apart from a first side and a second side of the reflection unit around the reflection unit, and an input angle of the visible light moved from the first light source to the reflection unit and an input angle of the infrared light moved from the second light source to the reflection unit are identical,
wherein the reflection unit includes a plurality of micro-reflection mirrors that are switched on or off based on a driving signal input to change moving paths of the visible light and the infrared light that have angles varied between the first side and the second side,
wherein the reflection unit is configured to determine a moving path of the visible light and the infrared light based on an angle of each of the plurality of micro-reflection mirrors,
wherein when at least one of the plurality of the micro-reflection mirrors is tilted to the first side, the visible light is reflected to be moved to the front of the reflection unit,
wherein when at least one of the plurality of the micro-reflection mirrors is tilted to the second side, the infrared light is reflected to be moved to the front of the reflection unit, and
where each of the micro-reflection mirrors is tilted either to the first side or to the second side at a same angle by being switched on or off based on the driving signal input, such that the visible light and the infrared light which are reflected in accordance with the tilted angles of the micro-reflection mirrors are adjusted to be moved to the same path.

US Pat. No. 10,507,755

MODULAR RECREATION VEHICLE

1. A recreational vehicle comprising:a cab and chassis and a domestic space;
wherein the recreational vehicle is a vehicle with a modular storage capacity;
wherein the recreational vehicle comprises a domestic space that within which sanitary and cooking facilities are installed;
wherein the domestic space comprises a hollow shell attached to the cab and chassis;
wherein the domestic space is a sheltered structured;
wherein the domestic space further comprises a domestic chamber, an attic, and a ramp;
wherein the ramp further comprises a ramp hinge;
wherein the domestic chamber is the hollow interior space of the domestic space;
wherein the domestic chamber is further defined with a front interior surface, a rear interior surface, a left interior surface, a right interior surface, a superior interior surface, and an inferior interior surface;
wherein the attic is a small rounded rectilinear negative space that opens into the domestic chamber;
wherein the ramp forms the rear interior surface of the domestic chamber;
wherein the ramp hinge attaches the ramp to the domestic space such that the ramp rotates relative to the domestic space;
wherein the ramp hinge attaches the ramp to the domestic space at the inferior interior surface;
wherein the ramp is a load bearing inclined surface;
wherein the recreational vehicle further comprises a plurality of anchor tracks, a plurality of anchors, and an infrastructure;
wherein the plurality of anchor tracks and the plurality of anchors removably secures one or more domestic articles to the interior surface selected from the group consisting of the front interior surface, the rear interior surface, the left interior surface, the right interior surface, the superior interior surface, and the inferior interior surface.

US Pat. No. 10,507,748

SEAT FOR VEHICLE

TS TECH CO., LTD., Saita...

3. A vehicle seat comprising:a seat cushion;
a seat back supported by the seat cushion; and
a seat belt,
wherein the seat back includes a belt guide configured to support the seat belt in a position corresponding to an upper end of a shoulder in a manner that permits the seat belt to be pulled out,
wherein the seat cushion includes a pair of side frames disposed in laterally separate positions and extending in a front-rear direction, and an inner frame provided at an inner side of one of the pair of side frames provided on a side on which the belt guide is provided, the inner frame being joined to the one of the side frames and extending in the front-rear direction,
wherein rear portions of the pair of side frames are joined via a connecting beam extending in a lateral direction,
wherein the inner frame includes a front-end portion joined to the one of the pair of side frames to form a closed-section structure together with the one of the pair of side frames, and a rear-end portion joined to the connecting beam in a position inwardly separate from the one of the pair of side frames, and
wherein the belt guide is disposed in a position such that at least part of the belt guide is in a region of which a lateral range is defined by a lateral range in which the one of the side frames and the inner frame are disposed.

US Pat. No. 10,507,747

CONVEYANCE SEAT

TS Tech Co., Ltd., Saita...

1. A conveyance seat comprising:a cushion pad;
a bottom wall on which the cushion pad is placed;
a temperature control unit which is attached to the cushion pad;
a temperature detection unit configured to detect a temperature at a location between the cushion pad and the bottom wall, during an operation of the temperature control unit;
a housing unit with a hollowed shape which is formed on either one of the cushion pad or the bottom wall, in a portion facing an other of the cushion pad or the bottom wall; and
a holding unit which is fit in the housing unit, with the temperature detection unit attached thereto, to thereby hold the temperature detection unit within the housing unit;
wherein:
the temperature detection unit is held by the holding unit and positioned between the cushion pad and the holding unit within the housing unit;
the bottom wall has a protruding portion that protrudes at a position adjacent to the holding unit;
the protruding portion is a convex portion that protrudes toward a side of the bottom wall on which the cushion pad is positioned and in a thickness direction of the conveyance seat; and
a protrusion size of the convex portion is longer than a length of the holding unit in the thickness direction.

US Pat. No. 10,507,745

SEATING ASSEMBLY WITH THERMOELECTRIC DEVICES

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A vehicle seating assembly comprising:a seating surface;
a tube arranged proximate the seating surface, the tube having an inlet fluidly coupled with an air displacement device and an outlet proximate the seating surface; and
a thermoelectric device in fluid communication with the outlet and configured to thermodynamically affect heat exchange at the seating surface;
wherein the air displacement device is selectively operable to release a pressurized fluid through the tube proximate the thermoelectric device and wherein the pressurized fluid undergoes a temperature reduction at the outlet due to an adiabatic process.

US Pat. No. 10,507,744

RELAXING SEAT FOR VEHICLE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A relaxing seat for a vehicle, the relaxing seat comprising:a fixed rail fixed to a vehicle body and extending in a front and a rear direction of the vehicle body;
a first moving rail coupled to the fixed rail to be movable frontwards and backwards thereof along the fixed rail;
a second moving rail coupled to the first moving rail to be movable frontwards and backwards thereof along the first moving rail;
a back link, first and second end portions of which are rotatably coupled to the fixed rail and a seat back frame, respectively;
a cushion rear-side link including a first end portion and a second end portion, wherein the first end portion is rotatably coupled to a portion at which a lower end portion of the seat back frame and a rear end portion of a seat cushion frame are rotatably coupled to each other, and the second end portion is rotatably coupled to the first moving rail; and
a cushion front-side frame including a first end portion and a second end portion, wherein the first end portion of the cushion front-side frame is rotatably coupled to a front end portion of the seat cushion frame, and the second end portion of the cushion front-side frame is fixedly coupled to the second moving rail.

US Pat. No. 10,507,742

MOTOR DRIVEN SLOPED FLOOR RECLINE MECHANISM FOR A THEATER SEAT

VIP CINEMA LLC, New Alba...

1. A recline mechanism for a seating assembly comprising:a pair of seat rail brackets;
a pair of front pivot links, wherein each of the pair of front pivot links is attached to one of the pair of seat rail brackets;
a pair of rear pivot links;
a linear actuator;
a front motor drive tube;
a rear motor drive tube;
a pair of rear pivot upper lift links configured to control the motion of a rear end of the seating assembly; and
a pair of rear pivot upper lift control links,
wherein the front motor drive tube is attached to each of the pair of front pivot links and the rear motor drive tube is attached to the pair of rear pivot links;
wherein the linear actuator is attached to the front motor drive tube by a pair of front actuator attachment points and to the rear motor drive tube by a pair of rear actuator attachment points such that the linear actuator is configured to move at both ends; and
wherein each link of the rear pivot upper lift control links is attached at its upper end to one link of the pair of rear pivot upper lift links.

US Pat. No. 10,507,741

DUAL ACTUATOR

1. An actuator comprising:a motor;
a gear assembly;
a pulley selectively rotatable about an axis by the motor via the gear assembly;
at least one biasing member;
a first cable connected at one end to the pulley with a length wrapped around a portion of the pulley; and
a second cable connected at one end to the pulley with a length wrapped around a portion of the pulley,
wherein the pulley is rotatable in a first pulley direction to a first actuation position to increase tension in the first cable and to unwind at least a portion of the length of the second cable from the pulley and is rotatable in a second pulley direction opposite the first pulley direction to a second actuation position to increase tension in the second cable and to unwind at least a portion of the length of the first cable from the pulley, and wherein the at least one biasing member is operable to bias the pulley in the second pulley direction when the pulley is in the first actuation position and to bias the pulley in the first pulley direction when in the pulley is the second actuation position.

US Pat. No. 10,507,739

TRAIN-ENERGY CONTROL SYSTEM, GROUND DEVICE, AND ON-BOARD DEVICE

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A ground device comprising:a ground transceiver to receive, from each of a plurality of trains running within a same feeding section, running-state information that indicates a running state, which is any of a regenerative braking state, an accelerating state, and a coasting state, and storage-battery-state information that indicates a state of charge of a storage battery provided in the train; and
a controller to determine whether there is a train that has the running-state information indicating a regenerative braking state on a basis of the running-state information on the trains received by the ground transceiver, and, when the running-state information on one or more of the trains indicates a regenerative braking state, determine a train that absorbs regenerative power from among the trains on a basis of the running-state information and the storage-battery-state information on the trains, and control the ground transceiver such that a power absorption command is transmitted to the determined train.

US Pat. No. 10,507,737

GAP CONTROL FOR VEHICLE WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER (WPT)

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:receiving, at a device in a wireless power transfer (WPT) system, data regarding a vehicle equipped with a vehicle-based charging coil configured to receive electrical power transferred from a ground-based charging coil of the WPT system;
determining, by the device and based on the received data, a time at which the vehicle-based charging coil is expected to be in charging proximity of the ground-based coil;
determining, by the device and based on the received data, a gap distance between the vehicle-based charging coil and the ground-based charging coil to optimize the transfer of electrical power from the ground-based charging coil to the vehicle-based charging coil when the coils are in charging proximity of one another; and
sending, by the device, control instructions to an adjustment system to implement the identified gap distance in advance of the determined time by adjusting a height of the vehicle-based charging coil or the ground-based charging coil.

US Pat. No. 10,507,736

VEHICLE

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

1. A vehicle comprising:an external power feeding device that stores a high-voltage component for performing external power feeding, the external power feeding device comprising a relay and a fuse, and being provided in a rear of a seat in a vehicle length direction and being mounted above a floor of the vehicle; and
a secondary battery that stores a part of electric power, the secondary battery being provided in the rear of the seat in the vehicle length direction,
wherein a rear end of the external power feeding device is disposed in front of a rear end of the secondary battery in the vehicle length direction, and the external power feeding device is disposed below a lower end of the secondary battery when viewed from a side, and
wherein the front in the vehicle length direction is in a travel direction of the vehicle and the rear in the vehicle length direction is opposite the front.

US Pat. No. 10,507,735

POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM, TRANSPORTATION DEVICE, AND POWER TRANSMISSION METHOD

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

1. A power supply system comprising:a first energy storage device;
a second energy storage device having a higher power density and a lower energy density than the first energy storage device;
a power transmission circuit unit disposed in a power transmission path among an electric load, the first energy storage device, and the second energy storage device,
the electric load being activated upon being supplied with power from at least one of the first energy storage device and the second energy storage device,
the power transmission circuit unit being configured to be capable of controlling power transmission among the electric load, the first energy storage device, and the second energy storage device in accordance with a given control signal; and
a control device configured to have a function of controlling the power transmission circuit unit,
wherein the control device is configured to acquire a first remaining capacity that is a remaining capacity of the first energy storage device, and is configured to control the power transmission circuit unit to perform a control process based on a first control rule to supply power from the at least one of the first energy storage device and the second energy storage device to the electric load when the first remaining capacity is larger than a predetermined first threshold value,
perform a control process based on a second control rule different from the first control rule to supply the power from one or both of the first energy storage device and the second energy storage device to the electric load, the one or both of the first energy storage device and the second energy storage device including at least the first energy storage device, when the first remaining capacity is smaller than the first threshold value, and
prohibit the power from being supplied from at least the first energy storage device to the electric load when the first remaining capacity is smaller than a predetermined second threshold value smaller than the first threshold value, and
wherein the control device is configured to acquire an output demand of the electric load, and is configured to control the power transmission circuit unit to set, in the control process based on the second control rule, a target value for a supplied power which is to be output from the first energy storage device in accordance with the first remaining capacity, the target value being in accordance with a remaining capacity of the second energy storage device,
when the target value is smaller than a supplied power corresponding to the output demand,
output a supplied power equal to the target value from the first energy storage device, and
output from the second energy storage device only a deficit supplied power equal to a difference obtained by subtracting the target value from the supplied power corresponding to the output demand, and
when the target value is greater than or equal to the supplied power corresponding to the output demand,
output the supplied power corresponding to the output demand from the first energy storage device.

US Pat. No. 10,507,734

BATTERY STATE ESTIMATING APPARATUS

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A battery state estimating apparatus comprising:an acquirer configured to obtain a complex impedance of a battery;
a calculator configured to calculate a ratio of a variation of a predetermined feature amount from the complex impedance; and
an estimator configured to estimate a charge amount of the battery on the basis of the ratio of the variation of the predetermined feature amount with respect to an integrated current value, which is an integrated value of an electric current flowing through the battery, wherein
said calculator is configured to calculate the ratio of the variation of the predetermined feature amount by using, for the predetermined feature amount,
(i) a real component of the complex impedance,
(ii) an imaginary component of the complex impedance,
(iii) an absolute value of the complex impedance, and
(iv) a slope of a straight line connecting an origin on a complex plane and a value of the complex impedance at a first predetermined frequency, the complex plane having an axis that is a real component of the complex impedance and an axis that is an imaginary component of the complex impedance.

US Pat. No. 10,507,733

ENERGY SUPPLY VEHICLE FOR SUPPLYING AN ELECTRICALLY DRIVABLE MOTOR VEHICLE WITH ELECTRICAL ENERGY

AUDI AG, Ingolstadt (DE)...

1. An energy supply vehicle for supplying an electrically drivable motor vehicle with an electrical energy, the energy supply vehicle comprising:a drive unit for moving the energy supply vehicle, the drive unit includes an electrical energy source for supplying electrical energy for the electrically drivable motor vehicle, and an electrical coupling device for electrical coupling the electrical energy source to the electrically drivable motor vehicle in order to transfer the electrical energy from the electrical energy source to the electrically drivable motor vehicle; and
a control unit, which includes a communication device and is designed to guide the energy supply vehicle as a self-driving and remotely controlled vehicle and to control the electrical coupling device for automatic electrical coupling of the electrically drivable motor vehicle,
wherein the control unit further includes at least one sensor so that an environment of the energy supply vehicle is detected and analyzed for the self-driving of the energy supply vehicle,
wherein the electrical coupling device is designed for capacitive coupling of the electrically drivable motor vehicle, and
wherein the electrical coupling device includes a robot arm with a coupling surface on which an electrically insulating coating is provided so that electrical safety is enhanced with the capacitive coupling for supplying electrical energy of the electrically drivable motor vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,507,732

CHARGING APPARATUS

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA J...

1. A charging apparatus to be installed in a vehicle, the charging apparatus comprising:a main charger and an auxiliary charger, wherein the main charger includes a first communication control unit that is capable of communicating with a vehicle-mounted communication unit or the auxiliary charger, and the auxiliary charger includes a second communication control unit that is capable of communicating with the main charger, when the first communication control unit of the main charger has set a smaller of a first output-power command value transmitted from the vehicle-mounted communication unit and a rated power value of the main charger as an output-power command value for the main charger, the first communication control unit of the main charger transmits to the auxiliary charger a second output-power command value that is a difference between the first output-power command value and an actual output-power value of the main charger or the output-power command value of the main charger,
when the first communication control unit of the main charger has set a difference between the first output-power command value and an actual output-power value of the auxiliary charger as the output-power command value for the main charger, the first communication control unit of the main charger transmits the first output-power command value to the auxiliary charger, and the second communication control unit of the auxiliary charger sets an output-power command value for the auxiliary charger according to the first or second output-power command value, and transmits the actual output-power value for the auxiliary charger to the main charger, so that the main charger provides the vehicle-mounted communication unit with an actual output power value of the charging apparatus, the main charger and the auxiliary charger supply power, which has a value corresponding to a combination of the actual output-power value of the auxiliary charger and actual output-power value of the main charger, to a battery of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,507,730

ELECTRIC VEHICLE CLOUD-BASED CHARGE ESTIMATION

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A vehicle, comprising:a controller coupled to a battery and a communication unit, and configured to, in response to a charge signal:
adjust a charge time and battery recharge profile,
according to a charge time estimate received from a remote fleet server,
in response to an operating condition generated and communicated to the server, wherein the operating condition includes vehicle environment and location data that incorporates geographic location and at least ambient temperature, vehicle data that includes a vehicle identification, any onboard diagnostic codes, vehicle power, and a climate control profile, and battery performance data that includes battery pack capacity, battery state of charge, battery temperature, and charge station power; and
such that when charging completes a difference between the charge time estimate and an actual charge time is used to adjust a subsequent charge time estimate.

US Pat. No. 10,507,728

AUXILIARY DRIVE OF A COMBUSTION MACHINE

1. An auxiliary drive of a combustion machine, comprising:a shaft which is operatively connected to a crankshaft of the combustion machine and which has two shaft ends which are configured for connection to a power-outputting or power-receiving machine arranged outside the crankcase, such that in a connected state the two machines are arranged in alignment with each other at opposite ends of the shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,507,726

POP-UP DEVICE OF FUEL DOOR

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A pop-up device of a fuel door, the pop-up device comprising:the fuel door configured to be rotatably provided on one side of a vehicle body to open or close a fuel inlet and have a locking portion formed on an internal side thereof;
a cable housing configured to be disposed on an internal side of the fuel inlet and include a stopper connected to a cable; and
a catch configured to be formed on one end portion of the cable housing and open or close the fuel door by a reciprocating movement of a pop-up rod,
wherein the catch includes:
a catch housing of which an upper end portion is provided with an inclined portion having a predetermined angle;
the pop-up rod configured to be reciprocately disposed inside the catch housing; and
a pushing block configured to be formed to abut to a lower portion of the pop-up rod,
wherein an upper end portion of the pop-up rod is formed in a “T”-letter shape and one side of a lower end portion of the pop-up rod is provided with a protruding block locked by the stopper, and
wherein, when the cable is pulled, the stopper moves toward one side to release a position regulation of the protruding block and the pop-up rod is lifted by a spring force of a spring formed at a lower portion of the catch housing.

US Pat. No. 10,507,725

FILLER NECK HOUSING ARRANGEMENT

ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.,...

14. A filler neck housing assembly for mounting on a body opening of a motor vehicle, the assembly comprising a housing body (12) which forms a passage opening for the insertion of at least one tank filler pipe, an annular sealing and holding body (10) which is configured for both holding the sealing and holding body (10) on the body opening and for holding the sealing and holding body (10) on the housing body (12), wherein the annular sealing and holding body (10) includes a first sealing member which, in a state of the sealing and holding body being held on the body opening, lies in a sealing manner against a surface of a body part (28) bounding the body opening, and wherein the annular sealing and holding body includes a second sealing member which, in a state of the sealing and holding body being held on the housing body (12), lies in a sealing manner against the housing body (12);wherein the sealing and holding body includes a first holding ring (20) made of plastic with at least a first latch for latching on the body opening, and in that the first sealing member comprises an annular first sealing lip (24) which is made of plastic and is integrally formed on the first holding ring (20), wherein the first sealing lip (24) is composed of a softer plastic than the first holding ring (20).

US Pat. No. 10,507,724

FILLING NECK

ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.,...

1. A filling neck for putting fuel into a vehicle tank, comprisinga closure flap (16) which is pivotably mounted on the filling neck so as to be pivotable between a closed position closing the filling neck and an open position opening the filling neck, wherein the closure flap is spring preloaded into the closed position by spring pretension, wherein insertion of a fuel pump nozzle causes pivot of the closure flap from the closed position into the open position,
a mis-filling prevention device (22), which is arranged in the filling neck between the closure flap (16) and an insertion opening (12) for the fuel pump nozzle, wherein the mis-filling prevention device has a closed position and an enabling position, wherein, in the closed position, the mis-filling prevention device prevents the closure flap (16) from being pivoted into the open position by the fuel pump nozzle, wherein, in the enabling position, the mis-filling prevention device permits the fuel pump nozzle to directly engage and move the closure flap (16) in order to pivot the closure flap (16) into the open position by the fuel pump nozzle,
wherein the mis-filling prevention device (22) is mounted in the filling neck with play in an axial direction in such a way that the mis-filling prevention device (22) is first forced against the closure flap (16) in the axial direction by the fuel pump nozzle as the fuel pump nozzle is inserted into the filling neck causing the closure flap (16) to be moved into a partly open position before the mis-filling prevention device is moved into the enabling position, and, during subsequent further insertion of the fuel pump nozzle, the mis-filling prevention device (22) is moved by the fuel pump nozzle into the enabling position.

US Pat. No. 10,507,722

CONTAINER ASSEMBLY FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A container assembly for a motor vehicle, the container assembly comprising a first container (20; 120; 220) for a fuel and a second container (10; 110) for a liquid auxiliary agent, wherein the second container (10; 110) is integrated into the first container (20; 120; 220), wherein a bottom-mounted removal device having at least one pump (11; 111) for the auxiliary agent is provided in the second container (10; 110), and wherein the container assembly further includes a lower wall extending outwardly from the second container (10; 110), the removal device being secured to the lower wall at opposite sides of the second container (10; 110).

US Pat. No. 10,507,714

AUTOMOTIVE SEALING MEMBER

Nishikawa Rubber Co., Ltd...

1. An automotive sealing member comprising: a mount base to be attached to a flange formed along a perimeter of an opening provided for a body of an automobile, the sealing member sealing a gap between the perimeter of the opening and an opening/closing member for covering or uncovering the opening, whereinthe mount base includes an outer wall to be arranged further toward the outside of a cabin than the flange, an inner wall to be arranged further toward the inside of the cabin than the flange, and a bottom wall connecting the outer and inner walls together, an end of the outer wall and an end of the inner wall, which are opposite to the bottom wall, forming a space therebetween which is open to allow the mount base to be attached to the flange through a tip end of the flange,
a protrusion and an outer foam are provided for an inner face of the outer wall facing the inside of the mount base, the protrusion coming into contact with an exterior face of the flange facing the outside of the cabin, the outer foam being made of an elastic foaming material and coming into contact with the exterior face of the flange,
a flexible seal lip is provided for an inner face of the inner wall facing the inside of the mount base, the flexible seal lip extending toward the outer wall, further approaching the bottom wall as it goes toward a tip end thereof, and coming into contact with an interior face of the flange facing the inside of the cabin,
a bottom foam is provided for an inner face of the bottom wall facing the inside of the mount base, the bottom foam being made of an elastic foaming material, being spaced from the outer foam toward the inside of the cabin, and bulging toward the space, and
a distance between the outer foam and the bottom foam in a width direction of the automobile is smaller than a thickness of a thinnest portion of the flange.

US Pat. No. 10,507,712

HVAC DOOR WITH DENTIL FEATURES

HANON SYSTEMS, Daejeon (...

1. A fluid distribution door for an air handling system of a heating, ventilating, and air conditioning system, the fluid distribution door comprising:a door wall having a perimeter;
a sealing element disposed about the perimeter of the door wall, the sealing element including a base, a stem, and a tip, the base coupled to the perimeter of the door wall and the stem formed between the base and the tip, wherein a plurality of dentil features project from the stem of the sealing element, wherein the stem defines a longitudinal plane, and wherein each of the dentil features projects further away from the longitudinal plane than does the base with respect to a direction perpendicular to the longitudinal plane.

US Pat. No. 10,507,710

SUN VISOR

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A sun visor comprising:a supporting portion;
a liquid crystal panel fixed onto the supporting portion, or provided integrally with the supporting portion;
a first light barrier at least including an expanded state and a storage state, wherein the first light barrier is parallel or approximately parallel with the liquid crystal panel when in the expanded state, and an orthographic projection of the liquid crystal panel on the first light barrier falls into the first light barrier;
a photosensitive sensor configured for detecting an intensity of an interference light; and
a control circuit connected with the photosensitive sensor and the liquid crystal panel, and configured for adjusting a driving voltage of the liquid crystal panel according to a detection result of the photosensitive sensor,
a second light barrier which is parallel with the liquid crystal panel when in an expanded state;
a second shaft fixed to the first side of the supporting portion, located on a side of the liquid crystal panel close to a user, and being parallel with the liquid crystal panel;
wherein a side of the second light barrier is fixed onto the second shaft, and is capable of being stretched in a direction parallel with the liquid crystal panel and contracted onto the second shaft in a windable manner.

US Pat. No. 10,507,705

TRIPLE-ZONE HVAC APPARATUS FOR AUTOMOTIVE VEHICLE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A triple-zone heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) apparatus for an automotive vehicle, wherein the HVAC apparatus is configured to mix cold air passing through an evaporator and warm air passing through a heat exchanger with each other and blow the mixed air to a front seat foot vent through a front seat foot door and to a rear seat vent through a rear seat door,wherein an upper and lower partition wall for dividing an internal volume into an upper volume and a lower volume to divide a flow path into an upper flow path and a lower flow path is formed,
wherein the upper and lower partition wall is formed at a height at which the heat exchanger is bisected, and
wherein flow paths to the front seat foot vent and the rear seat vent are formed in the lower volume defined by the upper and lower partition wall.

US Pat. No. 10,507,700

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ANALYZING TIRE TREAD PARAMETERS

COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ET...

1. A method for assessing one or more parameters of a tread of a tire, comprising:obtaining a tread surface map for the tread of the tire using a laser probe adapted to measure the tread of the tire, the tread surface map comprising a plurality of data points, each data point providing a tread height for the tread of the tire;
processing, with one or more computing devices, the tread surface map to generate a convex hull, the convex hull comprising a three-dimensional shell that wraps the tread surface map, the convex hull being convex at all points around the convex hull;
determining, with the one or more computing devices, a relative tread depth map based at least in part on the tread surface map and the convex hull, the relative tread depth map being determined as the difference between the convex hull and the tread surface map; and
analyzing, with the one or more computing devices, the relative tread depth map to assess one or more parameters of the tread of the tire;
wherein processing the tread surface map to generate a convex hull comprises performing a Delaunay triangulation process on the tread surface map, wherein the Delaunay triangulation process models the convex hull as a plurality of Delaunay triangles.

US Pat. No. 10,507,696

PNEUMATIC TIRE

BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION, ...

1. A pneumatic tire, having a plurality of sipes formed in land portions of a tread thereof so as to each open at a surface of a land portion and extend in the tire width direction, wherein:in a cross section of the land portion in a direction orthogonal to the sipe extending direction, provided that an imaginary line linking an open end at the surface of the land portion and the innermost end in the tire radial direction of each sipe is regarded as a sipe main line, at least two of the sipes in the land portion are “inclined sipes” in which the sipe main lines thereof are each inclined with respect to the tire radial direction;
each inclined sipe has inner bent portions each protruding with respect to the sipe main line and peaks of the inner bent portions are positioned deeper than 20% of the sipe depth measured from the surface of the land portion in the cross section; and
the sipe main line(s) of at least one of the inclined sipes are inclined in a direction opposite, with respect to the tire radial direction, to the sipe main line of any one of the other inclined sipes in the cross section,wherein:in the cross section, each inner bent portion consists of a first portion extending in a direction slanted with respect to the sipe main line thereof and a second portion connected to the first portion and extending in a direction intersecting said sipe main line, the first portion is longer than the second portion, and these two portions collectively form a bent angle at the peak (P1, P2, . . . ) of the inner bent portion,
in the cross section, the inner bent portions of each inclined sipe include a first inner bent portion (SP1) closest to the surface of the land portion and a second inner bent portion (SP2) adjacent to the first inner bent portion on the inner side in the tire radial direction, the first inner bent portion and the second inner bent portion being connected to each other by way of the second portions thereof respectively extending in directions intersecting said sipe main lines, and
in the cross section, a first incident angle (?p1), formed between the second portion of the first inner bent portion (SP1) and the sipe main line thereof, is different from a second incident angle (?p2), formed between the second portion of the second inner bent portion (SP2) and the sipe main line thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,507,694

FLANGED TIRE AND WHEEL ASSEMBLY

Bridgestone Americas Tire...

1. A non-pneumatic tire configured to be received by a wheel having a circumferential concave surface, the non-pneumatic tire comprising:an upper annular band having a first axial width;
a lower annular band having a second axial width greater than the first axial width,
wherein the lower annular band has a circumferential convex curve configured to be received by the circumferential concave surface of the wheel, and
wherein the lower annular band is configured to deflect downward when an axial force above a threshold axial force is applied; and
tire structure connecting the upper annular band to the lower annular band, wherein the tire structure has a third axial width less than the second axial width, wherein the downward deflection of the lower annular band creates tension in the tire structure.

US Pat. No. 10,507,692

RUBBER COMPOUND FOR TIRES, PNEUMATIC TIRE, AND AN AIRLESS TIRE

SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIE...

1. An airless tire comprising a rubber member made of a rubber composition having a complex elastic modulus E*70 (unit: MPa) and a loss tangent tan ?70 under the initial strain of 10%, the dynamic strain of 2%, and the temperature of 70 degrees C., satisfy the following expressions (1) and (2):90 E*70/tan ?70>800  (2).

US Pat. No. 10,507,690

BICYCLE HUB ASSEMBLY

SHIMANO INC., Sakai (JP)...

1. A bicycle hub assembly comprising:a hub axle;
a hub body rotatably mounted on the hub axle about a rotational center axis of the bicycle hub assembly, the hub body including:
a first spoke-mounting portion having a first axially outermost part;
a second spoke-mounting portion having a second axially outermost part; and
a first axial length defined between the first axially outermost part of the first spoke-mounting portion and the second axially outermost part of the second spoke-mounting portion in an axial direction with respect to the rotational center axis, the first axial length being equal to or larger than 55 mm; and
a sprocket support body rotatably mounted on the hub axle about the rotational center axis, the sprocket support body including a plurality of external spline teeth configured to engage with a bicycle rear sprocket assembly, the plurality of external spline teeth including a plurality of external-spline driving surfaces to receive a driving rotational force from the bicycle rear sprocket assembly during pedaling,
the plurality of external-spline driving surfaces each including:
a radially outermost edge;
a radially innermost edge; and
a radial length defined from the radially outermost edge to the radially innermost edge, and
a total of the radial lengths of the plurality of external-spline driving surfaces being equal to or larger than 7 mm.

US Pat. No. 10,507,687

COMBINATION WRITING UTENSIL AND HANDCUFF TOOL

1. A combination writing utensil and handcuff tool comprising:an elongated substantially cylindrical writing utensil having a lower portion, an upper portion disposed atop the lower portion, a cap disposed on a top end of the upper portion, a slotted interior chamber, an opening disposed in a bottom end of the lower portion, and a plurality of spring-loaded depressible and releasable buttons disposed within the upper portion proximal the top end;
a pair of writing tips disposed within the slotted interior chamber of the elongated substantially cylindrical writing utensil, wherein a first of the pair of writing tips is engaged with a first of the plurality of spring-loaded depressible and releasable buttons and selectively lockably extended through the opening of the elongated substantially cylindrical writing utensil, and a second of the pair of writing tips is engaged with a second of the plurality of spring-loaded depressible and releasable buttons and selectively lockably extended through the opening of the elongated substantially cylindrical writing utensil;
a handcuff key disposed within the slotted interior chamber of the elongated substantially cylindrical writing utensil, wherein the handcuff key is engaged with a third of the plurality of spring-loaded depressible and releasable buttons and selectively lockably extended through the opening of the elongated substantially cylindrical writing utensil; and
a handcuff lock disposed within the slotted interior chamber of the elongated substantially cylindrical writing utensil, wherein the handcuff lock is engaged with a fourth of the plurality of spring-loaded depressible and releasable buttons and selectively lockably extended through the opening of the elongated substantially cylindrical writing utensil.

US Pat. No. 10,507,686

BEAT RECORDING PEN

1. A beat recording pen comprising:a retractable writing instrument disposed in a first end of an elongated shaft;
the elongated shaft further including a compartmentalized interior volume comprising a power supply, a transceiver, an impact sensor, and a micro-controllerl;
wherein the impact sensor is configured to detect an audio input signal of an impact event, such as the tapping of the first end against a surface, and to convert the audio input signal into a digital signal;
wherein the transceiver is configured to transmit digital signals to and receive digital signals from a connected mobile device or computer,
wherein the micro-controller is configured to record the converted audio input signals detected by the impact sensor, and to interface with a connected mobile device or computer via a software application;
wherein the power supply is operably connected to the micro-controller, the impact sensor and the transceiver, such that the micro-controller, the impact sensor and the transceiver are supplied with electrical power;
a plurality of buttons disposed on the outer wall of the elongated shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,507,685

MECHANICAL PENCIL UNIT AND WRITING UTENSIL WITH THE MECHANICAL PENCIL UNIT

ZEBRA CO., LTD., Tokyo (...

1. A mechanical pencil unit, comprising: a holding tube; a holder which is inserted into a front side opening portion of the holding tube and which protrudes forward from a front end of the holding tube, and which is supported so as to be back and forth movable relative to the holding tube; a pencil lead delivering mechanism which delivers forward a pencil lead inserted into the holder; and a movement direction conversion mechanism which causes the holder to go forward relative to the holding tube and the pencil lead by using a force applied in a radial direction from the pencil lead to the holder, whereinthe pencil lead delivering mechanism is provided at a position further toward a rearward side of the mechanical pencil unit than the holder and the movement direction conversion mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,507,682

FOLDER NOTEBOOKS

ACCO Brands Corporation, ...

1. A component comprising:a front cover;
a rear cover;
a spine positioned between and connecting the front cover and the rear cover;
a binder extension directly attached to either the front cover or the rear cover by a hinge, the binder extension having a size that is greater than ¾ of a size of the front cover or rear cover to which it is directly attached by the hinge, wherein the front cover is pivotally coupled to the spine along a supplemental hinge that is parallel to the hinge, wherein the binder extension is manually movable via the hinge between a closed configuration wherein the binder extension is parallel with and overlies or underlies the respective cover with which the binder extension is attached via the hinge and an open configuration wherein the binder extension is parallel with and does not overlie or underlie either the front cover or the rear cover; and
a binding mechanism directly and irremovably attached to the binder extension such that the irremovably attached binding mechanism is manually movable with the binder extension from the closed configuration to the open configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,507,680

PRINTING APPARATUS

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...

1. A printing apparatus, comprising:a base plate including a first surface and a second surface;
an installation part provided in the first surface of the base plate to be rotatable and configured so that a ribbon roll, around which an ink ribbon is wound, is attached thereto;
a thermal head provided in the first surface of the base plate and configured to heat the ink ribbon, which is reeled out or unreeled from the ribbon roll depending on rotation of the installation part;
a partition wall partitioning the first surface of the base plate into a first area including the installation part and a second area including the thermal head;
a drive mechanism provided in a third area of the second surface of the base plate and including a motor configured to rotate the installation part and a controller configured to control the motor; and
a fan provided in the base plate and configured to move air from the second area to the first area via the third area.

US Pat. No. 10,507,679

REPLICATION ALIGNMENT OF COMPONENTS FOR USE IN INKJET PRINTING APPLICATIONS

ELECTRONICS FOR IMAGING, ...

1. A method comprising:installing
a printer structure onto a replication fixture by mating a structural feature of the printer structure with a first structural feature of the replication fixture, and
a mechanical interface component onto the replication fixture by mating a structural feature of the mechanical interface component with a second structural feature of the replication fixture,
wherein the replication fixture holds the printer structure and the mechanical interface component in a predetermined arrangement, and
wherein the predetermined arrangement establishes a gap between the printer structure and the mechanical interface component;
in response to said installing, filling the gap between the printer structure and the mechanical interface component with a connection media;
curing the connection media to form a print head mounting structure from the printer structure and the mechanical interface component;
removing the print head mounting structure from the replication fixture; and
installing a print head within the print head mounting structure by mating a structural feature of the print head with the structural feature of the printer structure or the structural feature of the mechanical interface component.

US Pat. No. 10,507,677

DUAL CARD TRANSPORT IN A CARD PROCESSING SYSTEM

Entrust Datacard Corporat...

1. A card processing system, comprising:a card input;
a card output opposite the card input;
a card processing mechanism between the card input and the card output, the card processing mechanism is configured to perform a processing operation on a card that is input through the card input;
a card transport mechanism that transports cards from the card input, through the card processing mechanism and to the card output, the card transport mechanism includes first and second separately movable card transports each of which is configured to support a respective card thereon; and
the first and second separately movable card transports are each separately actuatable to occupy a common card pick-up position adjacent to the card input and occupy a common card discharge position adjacent to the card output, and the first and second separately movable card transports are each separately actuatable to move between the common card pick-up position and the common card discharge position.

US Pat. No. 10,507,674

PRINTING APPARATUS INCLUDING DISCHARGE AMOUNT UPPER LIMIT DETERMINING SECTION

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A printing apparatus adapted to discharge ink onto a printing medium to print an image on the printing medium, the printing apparatus comprising:a printing section configured to print on a test medium a test pattern for determining an upper limit of an amount of ink to be discharged;
an imaging section configured to capture an image of the test medium on which the test pattern has been printed;
a color measurement section configured to execute color measurement on the test medium on which the test pattern has been printed; and
a discharge amount upper limit determining section configured to determine the upper limit of the amount of the ink to be discharged based on
a color saturation suppression upper limit calculated based on color measurement information of the test medium obtained by the color measurement section, the color saturation suppression upper limit being an upper limit of the amount of the ink to be discharged for suppressing color saturation of the ink, and
at least one of
an overflowing suppression upper limit calculated based on imaging information of the test medium obtained by the imaging section, the overflowing suppression upper limit being an upper limit of the amount of the ink to be discharged for suppressing overflowing of the ink,
a bleeding suppression upper limit calculated based on the imaging information, the bleeding suppression upper limit being an upper limit of the amount of the ink to be discharged for suppressing bleeding of the ink, and
an aggregation suppression upper limit calculated based on the imaging information, the aggregation suppression upper limit being an upper limit of the amount of the ink to be discharged for suppressing aggregation of the ink, wherein
the discharge amount upper limit determining section is configured to set in advance priorities among the suppressing of the color saturation of the ink and at least one of the overflowing of the ink, the bleeding of the ink, and the aggregation of the ink, and to determine the upper limit of the amount of the ink to be discharged based on the priorities.

US Pat. No. 10,507,671

DRONE BASED PRINTER

KYOCERA Document Solution...

1. A drone printer configured to print an image on a destination surface, said drone printer comprising:a projector configured to receive the image to be printed and project said image onto the destination surface;
a flying management module comprising:
a positioning system configured to detect position of said drone printer in 3-Dimensional (3D) space, and generate a rendering flight plan (RFP) in said 3D space, said RFP being representative of routing path that said drone printer is to follow during printing of said image on said destination surface, wherein the RFP is generated based on one or more attributes of any or a combination of the projected image, the drone printer, and the destination surface;
a stabilizer system configured to stabilize said drone printer in said 3D space during any or a combination of flying, aerial manoeuvring, and homing; and
a printing system comprising:
at least one colorant tank; and
at least one printing device configured to draw colorant from said at least one colorant tank, and based on information received from the positioning system apply said colorant on said destination surface so as to print said image along at least a part of the RFP with respect to the projected image.

US Pat. No. 10,507,668

PRINTING APPARATUS

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...

1. A printing apparatus comprising:a thermal head including a plurality of heating elements arranged in a first direction;
a shaft provided on the thermal head, an axis line of the shaft extending in a second direction crossing the first direction;
a first engaging part provided on the shaft member;
a head holder configured to support the thermal head rotatably about the axis line of the shaft and detachably in the second direction;
an insertion part provided on the head holding member, the shaft member being insertable into the insertion part rotatably about the axis line and detachably in the second direction;
a shaft holder configured to hold the shaft;
a second engaging part provided on the shaft holder and configured to engage with the first engaging part so that the shaft is rotatable about the axis line and that the shaft does not come off from the shaft holder;
a guide configured to guide the shaft holder movably between an engaging position at which the first engaging part and the second engaging part engage with each other and a non-engaging position at which the first engaging part and the second engaging part do not engage with each other;
a fixing member configured to fix the shaft holder to the head holder in a case that the shaft holder is located at the engaging position; and
a fixing member-holder configured to hold the fixing member so that the fixing member does not come off from the shaft holder in a case that the shaft holder is located at the non-engaging position.

US Pat. No. 10,507,663

INK REPLENISH CONTAINER

SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION, ...

1. An ink replenish container for replenishing an ink to an ink tank of a printer, comprising:a container main body that is able to store the ink; and
an ink outlet formation member, attached to a front end side of the container main body, to form an ink outlet,
wherein the container main body includes a screw formation portion having a screw for engaging with the ink outlet formation member, and a shoulder portion provided on a front end side of the screw formation portion,
the ink outlet formation member includes an abutting portion that abuts the shoulder portion and an engagement recess portion disposed on an inner surface thereof,
the container main body further includes a front end engagement portion on the front end side of the screw formation portion configured to be inserted into the engagement recess portion.

US Pat. No. 10,507,661

METHOD FOR SCHEDULING AND CONTROLLING PRINTER MAINTENANCE

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A control method for a liquid ejecting apparatus including a transport mechanism configured to transport a first medium and a second medium in a transport direction in a state in which the first medium and the second medium are placed side by side, a printing head configured to eject liquid onto the first medium and the second medium while the printing head moves in directions intersecting with the transport direction so as to print a first plurality of images on the first medium and a second plurality of images on the second medium, at least one of the first plurality of images being different from at least one of the second plurality of images in a length in the transport direction, and a maintenance mechanism configured to execute maintenance for the printing head, the control method comprising:executing a first series of successive printing jobs for printing a first plurality of images on the first medium in parallel and a second series of successive printing jobs for printing a second plurality of images on the second medium;
interrupting the first series of successive printing jobs after a completion of a first printing job for printing a first image included in the first series of successive printing jobs, and before a start of a next printing job for printing a next image following the first printing job included in the first series of successive printing jobs;
interrupting the second series of successive printing jobs after a completion of a printing job included in the second series of successive printing jobs and being under execution at a time point at which the first series of successive printing jobs has been interrupted; and
executing, by the maintenance mechanism, a maintenance for the printing head in a state in which both the first series of successive printing jobs and the second series of successive printing jobs are interrupted.

US Pat. No. 10,507,658

LIQUID EJECTION APPARATUS

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...

1. A liquid ejection apparatus, comprising:a plurality of channel rows each comprising a plurality of individual channels to which liquid is to be supplied, the plurality of individual channels being arranged in an arrangement pitch in an arrangement direction;
a plurality of piezoelectric elements each constituted by an individual electrode, a common electrode, and a piezoelectric layer interposed between the individual electrode and the common electrode, the plurality of piezoelectric elements each provided for a corresponding one of the plurality of individual channels; and
a plurality of individual wires respectively extending from a plurality of individual electrodes, each as the individual electrode, to an outside connecting region located adjacent to the plurality of channel rows, the plurality of individual wires being to be connected to an external circuit board, the plurality of individual wires each comprising a contact to be connected to an individual terminal of the external circuit board,
wherein a portion of each of the plurality of channel rows in the arrangement direction comprises an intra-row void that is a region between two of the plurality of individual channels, which two are adjacent to and spaced apart from each other at a distance greater than the arrangement pitch,
wherein each of the plurality of individual wires extends to a portion of the outside connecting region which corresponds to a corresponding one of the plurality of individual channels, and
wherein a first common wire extending from the common electrode and to be connected to a common terminal of the external circuit board is provided at a portion of the outside connecting region which corresponds to the intra-row void.

US Pat. No. 10,507,657

LIQUID DISCHARGE HEAD, LIQUID DISCHARGE DEVICE, AND LIQUID DISCHARGE APPARATUS

RICOH COMPANY, LTD., Tok...

1. A liquid discharge head comprising:a nozzle plate including a plurality of nozzles to discharge liquid;
a channel substrate including a channel plate and a holding substrate bonded to the channel plate, the channel plate including a plurality of individual liquid chambers formed therein to communicate with the plurality of nozzles;
a common-liquid-chamber substrate including a common liquid chamber to supply the liquid to the plurality of individual liquid chambers;
an adhesive bonding the holding substrate and the common-liquid-chamber substrate and facing the common liquid chamber; and
a sealant disposed between the nozzle plate and the common-liquid-chamber substrate and surrounding the adhesive,
wherein the adhesive and the sealant are free of overlapping with each other in a plan view of the common-liquid-chamber substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,507,656

PIEZOELECTRIC DEVICE, LIQUID EJECTING HEAD, AND LIQUID EJECTING APPARATUS

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A piezoelectric device used in a liquid ejecting head that ejects a liquid from a nozzle, comprising:a flow-path-forming substrate in which an individual liquid chamber that communicates with the nozzle and a liquid supply chamber that communicates with the individual liquid chamber are formed,
a vibration plate formed at a position corresponding to the individual liquid chamber and the liquid supply chamber of the flow-path-forming substrate,
a plurality of liquid supply ports formed in the vibration plate and positioned between a communication portion of a manifold and the liquid supply chamber, wherein the liquid flows from an opening in the communication portion into an opening of the liquid supply chamber through the plurality of liquid supply ports formed in the vibration plate, wherein an opening of each of the liquid supply ports is smaller than the opening of the communication portion; and
a piezoelectric element including a first electrode, a piezoelectric layer, and a second electrode, the piezoelectric element being formed at a position on the vibration plate corresponding to the individual liquid chamber,
wherein the liquid supply ports are provided so as to penetrate the vibration plate such that the liquid flows from the communication portion to the liquid supply chamber through the liquid supply ports, and
wherein the vibration plate contains zirconium oxide.

US Pat. No. 10,507,655

LIQUID EJECTING HEAD, MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF, AND LIQUID EJECTING APPARATUS

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A liquid ejecting head comprising:a conductive base;
a plurality of head main bodies which are held by the base and each have a switching element and a pressure generating element for discharging a liquid in a pressure generating chamber;
a plurality of covers which are conductive covers separated from the base, both of the pressure generating element and the switching element being sandwiched between the base and each of the covers; and
a plurality of conduction portions which each conduct the base and the cover to each other at a plurality of locations.

US Pat. No. 10,507,650

PIEZOELECTRIC PRINT HEAD DRIVE WITH ENERGY RECOVERY

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

1. An energy recovery circuit in a print head, comprising:at least one waveform rail;
an array of piezoelectric actuators selectively electrically connectable to the waveform rail, the piezoelectric actuators creating a capacitive load;
at least one pseudo-jet capacitive load, selectively coupled to the waveform rail, depending upon how many piezoelectric actuators are connected to the waveform rail; and
at least one inductor, each inductor coupled to one of the at least one waveform rail, wherein each inductor forms a resonant circuit with a waveform rail capacitance and returns energy to a power supply.

US Pat. No. 10,507,649

LIQUID DISCHARGE APPARATUS AND PRINT HEAD

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A liquid discharge apparatus comprising:a piezoelectric element that has a first electrode, a piezoelectric body, and a second electrode;
a first switch that is capable of switching whether to supply a drive signal for driving the piezoelectric element to the first electrode; and
a second switch that is arranged electrically in parallel with the piezoelectric element and is capable of switching whether to electrically connect the first electrode and the second electrode to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,507,646

RECORDING APPARATUS AND RECORDING METHOD

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A recording apparatus, comprising:a recording head in which a plurality of ejection ports for ejecting ink are arranged in a predetermined direction;
an acquisition unit configured to acquire recording data for deciding ejection or non-ejection of ink to each pixel;
a control unit configured to cause the recording head to perform an ejection operation from the plurality of ejection ports on a basis of the recording data while relatively moving the recording head and a recording medium in a cross direction crossing the predetermined direction;
a selection unit configured to select a target ejection port, from among the plurality of ejection ports in accordance with a predetermined priority order of the plurality of ejection ports with respect to each of a plurality of pixel rows arranged in the cross direction, wherein a plurality of pixels are arranged in a predetermined direction in each of the pixel rows; and
a determination unit configured to determine, on a basis of the ejection operation, whether or not the target ejection port selected by the selection unit with respect to each of the pixel rows in the cross direction is in ejection failure, wherein
the selection unit updates priority order for selecting the target ejection port for subjecting to the determination by the determination unit so that a previous target ejection port selected by the selection unit for subjecting to the determination by the determination unit with respect to a pixel row corresponding to a previous ejection operation of two pixel rows adjacent to each other in the cross direction has lowest priority order with respect to a pixel row corresponding to a subsequent ejection operation and selects, on a basis of the updated priority order, a target ejection port for subjecting to the determination by the determination unit with respect to the pixel row for which the subsequent ejection operation is to be performed.

US Pat. No. 10,507,644

LIQUID EJECTING HEAD

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A liquid ejecting head comprising:a print element substrate including an ejection opening for ejecting a liquid;
a wiring member including wiring electrically connected to the print element substrate;
a connection electrically connecting the print element substrate to the wiring member;
a support member supporting the wiring member;
a sealing material sealing the connection; and
a cover member having an opening through which the print element substrate is exposed and provided on the support member,
wherein the wiring member is a strip-shaped member, and
wherein a portion of the wiring member is provided on a supporting surface of the support member supporting the wiring member, and the portion of the wiring member includes a first portion that is sandwiched between the cover member and the support member and a second portion that is provided in the opening, and wherein the second portion is covered by the sealing material.

US Pat. No. 10,507,643

TRANSFER-PRINTING INK AND TRANSFER-PRINTING METHOD

KYOCERA Document Solution...

1. A transfer-printing ink comprising:a pigment;
an anionic fixing resin; and
a volatile amine as a neutralizer for neutralizing the fixing resin,
wherein
an average particle diameter of the pigment is 30 nm to 150 nm,
a mass ratio of the pigment to the fixing resin is 1:1 to 1:5,
an added amount of the volatile amine is 0.8 to 1.5 times a neutralization equivalent,
the ink is ejected onto a transfer paper base on an ink-jet recording device when transfer paper is prepared, and the ink is transferred from the transfer paper to cloth when the transfer paper with the cloth laid thereover is heated, and
the fixing resin is a water-dispersible resin, and the water-dispersible resin is one, two, or more selected from the group consisting of styrene-acrylic resin, a copolymer of styrene-acrylic resin with polyester resin, and a copolymer of styrene-acrylic resin with urethane resin.

US Pat. No. 10,507,641

INK SUPPLY DEVICE

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. An ink supply system comprising:an ink supply device with a first end and a second end located along an axis on opposite sides of the ink supply device, wherein the first end is frustum shaped, and the second end is frustum shaped;
a first ink connector attached to the first end;
a second ink connector attached to the second end, wherein the first ink connector and the second ink connector are bi-directional for ink flow in response to a threshold pressure applied; and
a pump connected to the second ink connector to move ink accumulating in the second end through the second ink connector into the ink supply system.

US Pat. No. 10,507,635

METHODS AND APPARATUS TO FORM VENTING PATHWAYS IN PRESSURE SENSITIVE ADHESIVES FOR LAMINATE STACKS

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A method comprising:forming a laminate stack including a gas permeable nonwoven layer, a pressure sensitive adhesive layer, and a removable liner, a first surface of the pressure sensitive adhesive layer contacting a surface of the gas permeable nonwoven layer, a second second surface of the pressure sensitive adhesive layer located opposite the first surface contacting a surface of the removable liner; and
processing the laminate stack by reducing a ductility of the pressure sensitive adhesive layer such that venting pathways are formed in the pressure sensitive adhesive layer in response to a mechanical strain applied to the pressure sensitive adhesive layer via a trapped gas, the venting pathways extending through a thickness of the pressure sensitive adhesive layer to enable the trapped gas to pass through the pressure sensitive adhesive layer from the second surface to the first surface.

US Pat. No. 10,507,627

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FORMING A DUST MITIGATING FABRIC

The Boeing Company, Chic...

11. A system for forming a dust mitigating fabric, wherein the dust mitigating fabric includes an adapter for receiving an electrical signal, having one or more phases, from an alternating-current (AC) power source, the system comprising:a warp strand delivery unit including a plurality of warp strands, wherein the plurality of warp strands comprise a plurality of insulative warp strands and a plurality of conductive warp strands, wherein the plurality of warp strands comprise a plurality of groups of warp strands including a group of insulative warp strands and one or more groups of conductive warp strands, wherein each group of conductive warp strands corresponds to a respective phase of the electrical signal;
a plurality of heddles that each receive a respective one of the plurality of warp strands;
a plurality of harnesses coupled to the plurality of heddles, wherein the plurality of harnesses are operable to:
move the plurality of groups of warp strands relative to each other to form a shed between the plurality of insulative warp strands and the plurality of conductive warp strands, and
move, on a group by group basis, each group of conductive warp strands relative to the group of insulative warp strands to facilitate forming the adapter; and
a picking device operable to move a weft strand through the shed to form a woven fabric,
wherein the one or more groups of conductive warp strands comprises a first group of conductive warp strands corresponding to a first phase of the electrical signal, and a second group of conductive warp strands corresponding to a second phase of the electrical signal, and
wherein to form the adapter, the plurality of harnesses are operable to:
raise the plurality of conductive warp strands to an elevated position relative to the plurality of insulative warp strands to facilitate inserting a first insulating termination sheet between the plurality of conductive warp strands and the plurality of insulative warp strands,
after the first insulating termination sheet is inserted, lower the first group of conductive warp strands to facilitate coupling a first conducting termination sheet to the first insulating termination sheet with the first group of conductive warp strands between the first conducting termination sheet and the first insulating termination sheet,
after the first group of conductive warp strands is lowered, maintain the second group of conductive warp strands in the elevated position to facilitate inserting a second insulating termination sheet between the plurality of insulative warp strands and the second group of conductive warp strands, and
after the second insulating termination sheet is inserted, lower the second group of conductive warp strands to facilitate coupling a second conducting termination sheet to the second insulating termination sheet with the second group of conductive warp strands between the second conducting termination sheet and the second insulating termination sheet.

US Pat. No. 10,507,624

BLOW MOULDING MACHINE WITH AUTOMATICALLY ACTUATED BASE COUPLING

KRONES AG, (DE)

1. An apparatus for transforming plastic parisons into plastic containers, said apparatus having at least one transforming station which has a blow mould within which the plastic parisons can be expanded by application of a gaseous medium, wherein the blow mould has a base part which is releasably arranged on a support, and having a fastening mechanism for fastening the base part to the support, wherein the transforming station has at least one first connector for supplying a flowable temperature control medium to the transforming station, wherein supply of the temperature control medium via the connector can be disconnected by removal of the base part from the support, wherein the fastening mechanism has a release element which is movable in a predetermined straight direction (L), and by a displacement of the release element into a first predetermined position, wherein the fastening of the base part on the support is releasable and by a displacement of the release element into a second predetermined position wherein the base part can be fastened on the support, said apparatus further comprising at least one robot device which robot device is configured to automatically carry out a change of the base part, and wherein the actuation of the fastening mechanism for the base part is coupled to the actuation of a fastening mechanism for at least one side part of the blow mould, wherein the fastening mechanism of the side part is rotated substantially by 90° relative to the fastening mechanism of the base part.

US Pat. No. 10,507,619

LAMINATOR

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A laminator, comprising:a turnover abutment comprising a first surface and a second surface opposite to each other, the first surface and the second surface being bearing surfaces on each of which a plurality of suction structures are provided, the plurality of suction structures being used for sucking a borne object onto the bearing surface; and
a film laminating device configured to laminate a film on the borne object on one of the bearing surfaces, wherein
the turnover abutment includes:
a mounting chamber running through the two bearing surfaces; and
a support member provided within the mounting chamber, wherein the support member is connected to a first servo motor, and the support member includes a first support portion and a second support portion, each of the first support portion and the second support portion is configured to, driven by the first servo motor, protrude from a corresponding bearing surface of the two bearing surfaces to support a corresponding borne object or return back to the mounting chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,507,618

TUBULAR BODY

UCHIYAMA MANUFACTURING CO...

1. A tubular body formed by joining two semi-tubular portions that are divided in radial direction, the tubular body having a connection flange portion provided with a bolt hole on at least one end portion,wherein the two semi-tubular portions have joint projection portions at both edge portions in circumferential direction, the joint projection portions projecting in radial direction and extending in axial direction,
wherein a joint portion formed by abutting each joint projection portion of the semi-tubular portions on at least one of both sides in circumferential direction has a region provided along a division plane passing a central axis of the tubular body, and has a bent region which is configured to be bent so as to deviate from the division plane between the region provided along the division plane and the connection flange portion,
wherein the bolt hole is provided at a position where the joint portion is partially overlapped with the bolt hole with the connection flange portion side seen in an axial direction of the tubular body, when the joint portion is provided along the division plane along the entire axial direction, and
wherein the bent region is positioned out of an axis of the bolt hole.

US Pat. No. 10,507,602

MODULAR PORTABLE ACCELERATED CURE SYSTEM

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. A system comprising:at least one heating module configured to maintain contact with a work piece and form a chamber that provides a heat transfer to the work piece;
a heating element disposed in the chamber;
a temperature sensor disposed in the chamber;
a controller connected to supply power to the heating element, wherein the controller is connected to receive an electrical signal from the temperature sensor, and the controller is configured to adjust the power supplied to the heating element based on the signal received from the temperature sensor; and
a housing comprising a first edge configured to sealably contact a first surface of the work piece, and a second edge configured to sealably contact a second surface of the work piece, wherein the housing extends from the first edge to the second edge to form the chamber configured to only partially surround a portion of the work piece.

US Pat. No. 10,507,600

MODULAR TOOLING FOR MANUFACTURING MULTI-CAVITY COMPOSITE STRUCTURES

Bell Helicopter Textron I...

1. A method of manufacturing a monolithic component having an internal wall, the method comprising:separately placing uncured composite material on a first mold surface of a first mold part and on a second mold surface of a second mold part;
placing the first and second mold parts adjacent each other on a support plate, the first and second mold surfaces including internal regions facing each other;
attaching the first mold part to the support plate so as to fix a relative position of the first mold part with respect to the support plate, wherein the second mold part is not used to attach the first mold part to the support plate;
interconnecting the first and second mold parts through a direct connection allowing limited movement of the second mold part on the support plate toward the first mold part, a portion of the uncured material extending in contact with the internal regions of the first and second mold parts, the limited movement varying a distance between the internal regions;
biasing the second mold part toward the first mold part along a direction of the limited movement to provide a predetermined compressive force on the portion of the uncured composite material extending between the internal regions; and
curing the composite material by heating the composite material under pressure while maintaining the bias along the direction of the limited movement to obtain the monolithic component, the internal wall being formed between the internal regions.

US Pat. No. 10,507,599

MOLDABLE EARPIECE HEATING CASE

Decibullz LLC, Fort Coll...

1. A moldable earpiece heating case, comprising:a container having a container wall joined to a container bottom, said container having an internal surface defining a chamber to contain an amount of liquid;
a first moldable earpiece holder disposed within said container, said first moldable earpiece holder having a peripheral wall extending from said container bottom, said peripheral wall having an external surface configured to engage said amount of liquid within said container and an internal surface defining a first moldable earpiece holding space configured to receive a first moldable earpiece;
a second moldable earpiece holder disposed within said container, said second moldable earpiece holder having a peripheral wall extending from said container bottom, said peripheral wall having an external surface configured to engage said amount of liquid within said container and an internal surface defining a second moldable earpiece holding space configured to receive a second moldable earpiece, said peripheral wall isolating said amount of liquid from said first moldable earpiece and said second moldable earpiece.

US Pat. No. 10,507,592

3D PRINTER

ExOne GmbH, Gersthofen (...

1. 3D printer (100),which is configured to build up a three-dimensional component in layers by forming layers of particulate construction material lying one upon the other and by selectively solidifying a partial region of the respective construction material layer, and
which is configured to build up one or more first three-dimensional components in a first construction space (B1) which is arranged in the 3D printer, and simultaneously one or more second three-dimensional components in a second construction space (B2) which is arranged adjacent to the first construction space at a horizontal distance therefrom in the 3D printer,
having a coating device arrangement (30) which is displaceable across the first and the second construction space (B1, B2) in a first horizontal direction (H1), to supply the first and the second construction space with construction material in the form of a respectively uniform construction material layer of the construction material to be solidified, and
having a common printing device (50) which is displaceable across the first and the second construction space (B1, B2) in a second horizontal direction (H2), to selectively solidify a partial region of a previously applied construction material layer of the respective construction space by a controlled output of a flowable treatment agent,
wherein the common printing device (50) comprises a common printing head (52) having one or more printing nozzles, which is configured to serve both the first construction space (B1) and the second construction space (B2), and
wherein the second horizontal direction (H2) is perpendicular to the first horizontal direction (H1).

US Pat. No. 10,507,590

CONTROL OF A CUTTING TOOL

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...

12. A system comprising:a cutting tool comprising:
a body,
a remote switch coupled to the body and configured to be toggled between at least a first position and a second position,
a trigger coupled to the body,
a trigger lock switch coupled to the body and configured to lock the trigger in an “on” state,
two blades coupled to the body, and
an actuator coupled to the body and configured to cause the two blades to move relative to each other; and
a device configured to remotely control the cutting tool, wherein the device comprises a user interface comprising at least one button, wherein:
the device is configured to establish a wireless connection with the cutting tool,
the cutting tool is configured to send a first signal to the device indicating that the cutting tool is enabled to be operated remotely responsive to the cutting tool receiving information indicating that the trigger is locked in the “on” state and the and the remote switch is in the first position, and
the device is configured to send a second signal to the cutting tool indicating a request to cause the cutting tool to perform a cutting operation responsive to receiving information indicative of actuation of the at least one button.

US Pat. No. 10,507,589

AUTOMATED APPLICATION OF CUT THERMAL ADHESIVE FILMS

ZAZZLE INC., Redwood Cit...

1. One or more non-transitory computer-readable storage media storing one or more computer instructions for manufacturing a tangible substrate with a thermal film, and which, when executed by one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to perform:obtaining an input digital image of a design that is to be transferred to the tangible substrate and storing the input digital image in electronic digital memory of a computer;
using the computer, rendering a plurality of design elements of the design as an output image;
using the computer and based upon the output image, a bleed size value, a maximum number of negative areas, a maximum number of positive areas, and one or more substrate attribute values: resizing the output image to include a border for bleed; filling all transparent areas of the output image with the one or more substrate attribute values; creating and storing a cutting path;
creating and storing a mask image;
digitally inverting the mask image in the memory;
modifying the mask image to adjust one or more fill areas around one or more details, to limit negative areas to be less than the maximum number of negative areas, and to limit positive areas to be less than the maximum number of positive areas, resulting in a modified mask image;
creating and storing cutting path data in the memory, comprising a vector path on an outline of the mask image;
transmitting the cutting path data over a computer network.

US Pat. No. 10,507,588

SHAVING SYSTEMS

ShaveLogic, Inc., Dallas...

1. A replaceable shaving assembly comprising:a blade unit; and
an interface element configured to removeably connect the blade unit to a handle, on which the blade unit is pivotably mounted, the interface element including a portion configured for magnetic interaction with a corresponding portion on the handle,
the interface element comprising (a) a handle interface portion, having a body configured to receive a distal end of the handle and at least one first rigid protrusion extending from the body, (b) a blade unit interface portion including at least one second rigid protrusion, and (c) a flexible elastomeric return element joining the opposed ends of the first and second rigid protrusions and thus flexibly joining the handle interface portion to the blade unit interface portion,
wherein ends of the first and second rigid protrusions are positioned facing each other in opposed spaced relation such that a longitudinal axis of the second rigid protrusion is generally collinear with a longitudinal axis of the first rigid protrusion.

US Pat. No. 10,507,583

ROBOT CONTROL DEVICE

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A robot control device, comprising:a feature-point detecting unit that detects, from an image of an object acquired by a visual sensor, the positions of a plurality of feature points on the object, in multiple times in a predetermined cycle;
a position/orientation calculating unit that updates, in the predetermined cycle, respective equations of motion of the plurality of feature points based on the positions of the plurality of feature points detected in multiple times and that calculates the position or orientation of the object based on the detected positions of the plurality of feature points calculated from the updated equations of motion; and
a robot-arm-movement control unit that controls the movement of a robot arm so as to follow the object, based on the calculated position or orientation of the object.

US Pat. No. 10,507,582

APPARATUS, ROBOT, METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. An apparatus that is moved by a user, the apparatus comprising:a first sensor that detects a motion and a moving direction of the apparatus;
a second sensor that measures a movement distance in a vertical direction of the apparatus;
a camera that acquires a picture of an area around the apparatus;
a processor;
a display; and
a speaker,
wherein the processor determines, based on a result of detection by the first sensor, whether the apparatus is moved in the vertical direction, and
in a case where the processor determines that the apparatus is moved in the vertical direction, the processor:
calculates, based on a result of measurement by the second sensor, a distance from the apparatus to an object located directly underneath the apparatus;
measures a two-dimensional position of the apparatus based on the picture acquired by the camera;
compares the distance with a height corresponding to the two-dimensional position, the height being in a first table showing correspondence relationships between two-dimensional positions of the apparatus and heights that possibly damage the apparatus when the apparatus falls at the two-dimensional positions;
in a case where the distance is greater than the height corresponding to the two-dimensional position, causes the display to perform a first display and causes the speaker to output a first sound; and
in a case where the distance is not greater than the height corresponding to the two-dimensional position, causes the display to perform a second display and causes the speaker to output a second sound.

US Pat. No. 10,507,581

ROBOT SYSTEM

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A robot system comprising:at least one non-learned robot that has not learned a learning compensation amount of position control based on an operation command;
at least one learned robot that has learned the learning compensation amount of the position control based on the operation command; and
a storage device that stores the operation command and the learning compensation amount of the learned robot,
wherein the non-learned robot comprising a compensation amount estimation unit that compensates the learning compensation amount of the learned robot stored in the storage device based on a difference between the operation command of the learned robot stored in the storage device and an operation command of an own robot, and estimates the learning compensation amount that has been compensated, as a learning compensation amount of the own robot.

US Pat. No. 10,507,577

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR GENERATING INSTRUCTIONS FOR A ROBOTIC SYSTEM TO CARRY OUT A TASK

X Development LLC, Mount...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by one or more processors from a first robotic system, a request for instructions to carry out a task;
generating, by the one or more processors, the instructions for the first robotic system to carry out the task based at least in part on a procedure previously used by a second robotic system to carry out the task or a similar task, wherein the instructions adapt the procedure previously used by the second robotic system to the first robotic system based on one or more of (i) a difference between the first robotic system and the second robotic system or (ii) a difference between the task and the similar task;
performing, by the one or more processors, a simulation of execution of the instructions by the first robotic system;
determining, by the one or more processors and based on the simulation, a confidence measure indicating whether or not the instructions allow for successful performance of the task by the first robotic system;
in response to the confidence measure indicating that the instructions do not allow for successful performance of the task: (i) modifying, by the one or more processors and based on the simulation, the instructions, (ii) performing, by the one or more processors, an updated simulation of execution of the instructions as modified, and (iii) updating, by the one or more processors, the confidence measure based on the updated simulation; and
in response to the confidence measure indicating that the instructions as modified allow for successful performance of the task, causing, by the one or more processors, the first robotic system to carry out the task in accordance with the instructions as modified.

US Pat. No. 10,507,576

INDUSTRIAL ROBOT

autonox robotics GmbH, K...

1. An industrial robot with parallel kinematics, the industrial robot comprising:a robot base,
a carrier element for holding a gripper, a tool or a machine element,
actuating unit drives arranged on the robot base,
at least two moveable actuating units each having a first end and a second end, wherein the first end is connected to a respective actuating unit drive of the actuating unit drives and the second end is moveably connected to the carrier element,
a telescopic element moveably arranged between the robot base and the carrier element,
a first joint having multiple degrees of freedom moveably connecting the telescopic element to the robot base,
a second joint having multiple degrees of freedom moveably connecting the telescopic element to the carrier element, and
a drive unit arranged on the robot base, the drive unit adapted to transmit a rotational movement and a linear movement,
wherein the drive unit transmits a torque to the first joint, the first joint transmits the torque to the telescopic element and the telescopic element transmits the torque to the gripper, tool or machine element, and
wherein the first joint is displaceably mounted on the robot base with respect to a position of the first joint relative to the robot base such that the drive unit moves the first joint along a linear axis with respect to the robot base by the linear movement, thereby changing a distance between the first joint and the robot base.

US Pat. No. 10,507,575

ATTITUDE-SUPPORTING APPARATUS OF WEARABLE ROBOT AND ATTITUDE-SUPPORTING METHOD USING THE SAME

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. An attitude-supporting apparatus of a wearable robot, the attitude-supporting apparatus comprising:an actuator for generating a hydraulic pressure by a worker's direct manipulation; and
a driving unit including:
an inner component and an outer component capable of relatively rotating; and
control components for controlling the relative rotations of the inner component and the outer component,
wherein a motion of the control components is controlled by receiving the hydraulic pressure generated from the actuator,
wherein the inner component includes an inner ball part comprising:
an inner space; and
a plurality of bearing holes connecting the inner space to an outside of the inner ball part therethrough,
wherein the control components include ball bearings that are respectively disposed in the plurality of bearing holes, and
wherein the control components are movable along the plurality of bearing holes by the hydraulic pressure transmitted to the driving unit.

US Pat. No. 10,507,574

CONFINED ENTRY DEVICE

1. A seat assembly for confined entry, comprising:a track comprising a rail, the rail extending longitudinally along a length of the track;
a slider including a roller, the roller configured to slidably engage the rail;
a seat rotatably attached to the slider;
a wire attached to the underside of the track, the wire including a plurality of clamps disposed therealong, wherein the plurality of clamps comprise at least a clamp disposed at each end of the wire, wherein the plurality of clamps are configured to support the seat assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,507,573

ADJUSTABLE TOOL HOLDER

1. An adjustable hand-held tool holder comprising:an elongate base member;
an elongate bar having terminal ends attached to the base member, the remaining length of the bar spaced apart from the base member, the bar defining friction teeth along its length;
a slider positioned to slide longitudinally along the elongate bar without rotation, the friction teeth of the bar engaging the slider, the slider constrained from movement along the bar by the friction teeth unless manually moved;
parallel, longitudinal ridges and cooperating parallel, longitudinal tracks defined on the elongate base member and the slider, each longitudinal ridge extending into a corresponding longitudinal track, the cooperating tracks and ridges allowing sliding longitudinal movement of the slider along the base member and constraining non-longitudinal movement of the slider in relation to the base member; and
a compression spring having consecutive loops attached to the base and the slider, the spring wound around the bar, manual movement of the slider adjusting the length of the compression spring and the distance between consecutive loops of the spring, the consecutive loops of the spring adjustable to hold hand-held tools.

US Pat. No. 10,507,572

WORKBENCH

1. A workbench comprising:a first support;
a second support; and
a first work surface member,
wherein said first support comprises a leg structure with an upper end;
wherein said first work surface member comprises a first end comprising a first end surface portion and an underside surface portion wherein said first end surface portion is disposed perpendicular to said underside surface portion;
wherein said upper end of said leg structure and said underside surface portion comprise a connection releasably connecting said upper end of said leg structure and said first end of said work surface member together;
wherein said connection comprises a first pair of parallel elongate troughs provided upon one of either said upper end of said leg structure or upon said underside surface portion adjacent to said first end surface portion, a first pair of parallel elongate flanges are provided upon the other one of said upper end of said leg structure or upon said underside surface portion adjacent to said first end surface portion;
wherein said first pair of said parallel elongate troughs and said first pair of said parallel elongate flanges are both disposed parallel to said first end surface portion when said upper end of said leg structure and said underside surface portion of are connected together;
wherein said first pair of parallel elongate flanges face in a first direction and said first pair of parallel elongate troughs face in a second opposite direction when said upper end of said leg structure and said underside surface portion are connected together; and
wherein said first pair of parallel elongate flanges are shaped and configured to be releasably engageable within said first pair of parallel elongate troughs.

US Pat. No. 10,507,571

PANEL WITH FIXTURE RETAINING FEATURES AND MODULAR ASSEMBLIES MADE USING MULTIPLE PANELS

1. An apparatus, comprising:plural panels, each panel comprising a rectangular shape and:
a top surface, a bottom surface, and a side surface spanning the top and bottom surfaces;
plural upper retaining slots, each upper retaining slot recessed into the panel through the top surface, extending parallel to the top surface, opening through the side surface in at least one location, and comprising a dovetail shape;
plural bottom retaining slots, each bottom retaining slot recessed into the panel through the bottom surface, extending parallel to the bottom surface, opening through the side surface in at least one location, and comprising the dovetail shape;
a connector assembly configured to secure two panels of the plural panels together so that axial projections of the upper retaining slots of each panel are not blocked by the other panel, the connector assembly comprising a complementary dovetail shape configured to cooperate with the dovetail shape;
a plurality of spaced apart first studs that secure to the bottom surface of a first panel of the two panels and that form a first line;
a plurality of spaced apart second studs that secure to the bottom surface of a second panel of the two panels and that form a second line parallel to the first line; and
an intermediate component configured to receive the plurality of spaced apart first studs and the plurality of spaced apart second studs and hold them in place;
wherein the intermediate component comprises a straight first slot and a straight second slot parallel to the first slot, each slot extending along a full length of the intermediate component and opening through an end surface of the intermediate component; and
wherein the first slot is configured to receive and interlock with the plurality of spaced apart first studs only by positioning the first line end-to-end with the first slot and moving the first line into the first slot, and the second slot is configured to receive and interlock with the plurality of spaced apart second studs only by positioning the second line end-to-end with the second slot and moving the second line into the second slot.

US Pat. No. 10,507,568

HAMMER WORK TOOL HAVING MULTI-POSITION RETENTION COLLAR

Caterpillar Inc., Peoria...

1. A work tool for a hammer, the work tool comprising:a first terminal end having a planar surface;
a second terminal end opposite the first terminal end and including a tool tip;
a shank disposed between the first and second terminal ends and including a proximal first shank portion coaxially aligned with a distal second shank portion;
a collar integrally fixed relative to the shank along a longitudinal axis of the work tool and disposed between the first and second shank portions, the collar being formed from a same material as the shank, the first shank portion being disposed between the collar and the first terminal end along the longitudinal axis of the work tool, the longitudinal axis of the work tool extending from the first terminal end toward the second terminal end, the collar including:
a rectangular portion forming lateral sides of the collar, each side of the lateral sides including a planar surface that extends in a direction parallel to the longitudinal axis of the work tool; and
a flange having a diameter greater than a diameter of the shank and greater than a length of a side of the lateral sides of the collar, the length of the side of the lateral sides of the collar extending along the longitudinal axis, the flange being disposed between the rectangular portion and the first terminal end along the longitudinal axis of the work tool.

US Pat. No. 10,507,564

METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION OF A DRESSING TOOL FOR A GRINDING TOOL

KAPP WERKZEUGMASCHINEN GM...

1. A method for the production of a dressing tool for a grinding tool, wherein the dressing tool comprises at least one projection which extends radially, wherein the method comprises the steps:a) producing a shaped ring, which comprises a number of recesses at a radial inner area which number corresponds to a number of projections and which recesses are designed congruent to the projections;
b) placing abrasive material in the recesses;
c) creating a chemical or electro-chemical coating in the recesses so that the abrasive material is fixed in a region of the surface of the recesses;
d) removing the shaped ring, to obtain the so arose dressing tool;
wherein a support element is placed prior to or during step b) or prior to or during step c) in a region of the radial inner area, which support element is materially joined integrally during step c) at least partially with the arising dressing tool by the coating, and
wherein the shaped ring rotates around its axis at least temporarily during the execution of step c).

US Pat. No. 10,507,563

TREATMENT COMPOSITION FOR CHEMICAL MECHANICAL POLISHING, CHEMICAL MECHANICAL POLISHING METHOD, AND CLEANING METHOD

JSR CORPORATION, Minato-...

1. A treatment composition for chemical mechanical polishing, comprising:(A) a nitrogen-containing compound;
(B) at least one compound selected from the group consisting of a surfactant and polyacrylic acid; and
(D) a pH adjusting agent,
wherein in terms of electrode charge transfer resistance value by ?/cm?2 obtained by AC impedance measurement using a metal, which is contained in a wiring layer of an object to be treated by the treatment composition, as an electrode by
bonding an insulating tape to a central 1 cm×1 cm portion of a metal wafer cut to 1 cm×3 cm,
attaching an electrode clip to an upper 1 cm×1 cm exposed area of the metal wafer,
connecting the metal wafer to a measurement apparatus with a controlled AC voltage,
immersing a lower 1 cm×1 cm exposed area of the metal wafer in an aqueous solution for 5 minutes,
applying an AC voltage having art amplitude of 5 mV and a frequency of from 1,500 Hz to 0.5 Hz changing from a higher frequency to a lower frequency to obtain values for a real part and an imaginary part of a resistance value,
plotting the imaginary part on a vertical axis and the real part on a horizontal axis, and
analyzing the resultant semicircular plot with AC impedance analysis software,
a value (RA+RB) obtained by summing up an electrode charge transfer resistance value (RA) in an aqueous solution containing the component (A) and the pH adjusting agent (D), and an electrode charge transfer resistance value (RB) in an aqueous solution containing the component (B) and the pH adjusting agent (D), a electrode charge transfer r value (RC) in an aqueous solution containing the component (A), the component (B), and the pH adjusting agent (D) satisfy a relationship of RC/(RA+RB)>1.

US Pat. No. 10,507,562

RECIPROCAL ACTION TOOL ACCESSORIES

DEACCS LLC, Haramont (FR...

1. A reciprocating tool accessory comprising:a damping handle assembly wherein the damping handle assembly comprises:
a grip portion, the grip portion defining a housing, wherein the grip portion comprises,
a reciprocal connector subassembly at least partially contained within the housing; and
a contact roller portion releasably coupled with the grip portion, wherein the contact roller portion comprises,
at least one horizontal contact roller coupled with and aligned along the grip portion, and
at least one vertical contact roller coupled with and extending from the grip portion along a grip portion end; and
a surface contact assembly coupled with the damping handle assembly along a distal end and a reciprocating tool along a proximal end.

US Pat. No. 10,507,558

MACHINE TOOL SYSTEM

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A machine tool system comprising:a machine tool main body configured to machine a workpiece supported on a table by using a tool detachably attached to a spindle; and
an information processing apparatus, wherein,
the machine tool main body includes:
a rotary tool magazine in which a plurality of grips each configured to hold the tool to be attached to the spindle are provided along a circumferential direction of the rotary tool magazine; and
an image pickup device arranged in the tool magazine independent of the tool to be attached to the spindle to machine the workpiece and configured to take an image of multiple members including at least the workpiece in a machining area of the machine tool main body; and
the information processing apparatus includes a geometric feature calculating unit configured to calculate shapes of the multiple members located in the machining area and an arrangement state thereof, based on image data of the image taken by the image pickup device before machining of the workpiece wherein the image pickup device remains arranged in the tool magazine during machining.

US Pat. No. 10,507,546

LASER CUTTING DEBRIS COLLECTION SYSTEM

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

15. An apparatus comprising:an enclosure;
a printer positioned within said enclosure, said printer is capable of printing marking material on sheets to create printed sheets;
a laser cutter positioned within said enclosure, said laser cutter is positioned to receive said printed sheets from said printer, said laser cutter is capable of cutting said printed sheets into individual items, and said cutting produces debris comprising an airborne dust of sheet material and said marking material;
an air duct connected to said enclosure, said air duct is capable of drawing an air stream of air and said debris out of said enclosure;
a dispenser positioned within said air duct where said air duct connects to said enclosure, said dispenser is capable of dispensing a dry powder comprising calcium carbonate into said air stream flowing within said air duct as said debris is being drawn out of said enclosure, said dry powder is capable of attaching to said debris in said air stream as said debris is being drawn out of said enclosure to form waste from a combination of said dry powder and said debris;
a filter device positioned outside said enclosure and connected to said air duct, said filter device is capable of receiving said air stream and separating said air from said waste, to collect said waste and release said air free of said waste to areas outside said filter device; and
a particle transport device connected to said filter device, said particle transport device is capable of moving said waste from said filter device to a disposal location.

US Pat. No. 10,507,545

LASER ABLATION MACHINE FOR LABELING CRYOGENICALLY-FROZEN VIALS

BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM ANIM...

1. A laser ablation machine for labeling cryogenically-frozen vials, while preserving the biological efficacy of the material contained within, which comprises:an infeed assembly, contained within a first cryogenic freezer assembly, and configured to receive the cryogenic vials;
a cryostatic labeling tunnel, comprising an entrance opening and an exit opening; wherein the tunnel configured to be equipped with at least one laser for labeling the vials;
an outfeed assembly, contained within a second cryogenic freezer assembly, and configured to dispense labeled vials;
a vial orienting means, for orienting the vials into a labeling position;
a vial pushing means, for pushing the vials sequentially from the infeed assembly to and through the cryostatic tunnel, and from the tunnel to the outfeed assembly;
at least one lane, beginning within the first freezer assembly, continuing through the tunnel, and ending within the second freezer assembly; wherein the at least one lane is configured to serve as a guide for the vials as they are pushed through the machine;
a master control system, for controlling the functions of the machine;
optionally a programmable user interface, which communicates with the master control system, for enabling a user/operator to operate the machine in a completely or partially automated manner; and
optionally a quality control means for determining whether the vials are positioned and labeled properly.

US Pat. No. 10,507,543

WELDING TORCH, WELDING ROBOT, AND WELDING SYSTEM

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

1. A welding torch for gas-shielded arc welding, comprising:a torch barrel,
a tip attached to the torch barrel, and
a cylindrical nozzle attached to the torch barrel and internally housing the tip,
wherein the tip includes:
a cylindrical tip body attached to the torch barrel,
a cylindrical orifice member fitted on an outer circumference of the tip body,
an orifice-member support nut detachably attached to a front-end outer circumference of the tip body and supporting the orifice member on the outer circumference of the tip body,
a cylindrical contact tip detachably attached to a front-end inner circumference of the tip body, and
an annular shield member disposed between the tip body and the contact tip, wherein
the shield member has an outer diameter set no less than a front-end outer diameter of the orifice-member support nut but no more than an outer diameter of the orifice member.

US Pat. No. 10,507,542

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PAIRING WELDING DEVICES

Illinois Tool Works Inc.,...

1. A method for pairing welding devices comprising:sending a pairing request from a first welding device to a second welding device;
receiving, at the first welding device, a response to the pairing request from the second welding device, wherein the second welding device is physically connected to the first welding device, and wherein the response comprises a predetermined change in provision of voltage or current of a welding power output, or welding consumables, or any combination thereof, the predetermined change corresponding to an identification signal that identifies the second welding device through the physical connection between the first welding device and the second welding device;
determining, at the first welding device, that the first welding device is physically connected to the second welding device via the physical connection based on the predetermined change in the voltage or current of the welding power output, or the welding consumables, or any combination thereof, that identifies the second welding device through the physical connection; and
pairing the first welding device and the second welding device after the first welding device receives the response to the pairing request from the second welding device.

US Pat. No. 10,507,541

SOLDERING JIG ASSEMBLY

1. A soldering jig assembly being configured to engage a pair of conductors thereby facilitating the conductors to be soldered, said assembly comprising:a plate being configured to be positioned on a support surface, said plate having a top surface, a bottom surface and a peripheral edge extending therebetween, said peripheral edge having a first lateral side and a second lateral side; and
a pair of gripping units, each of said gripping units being coupled to said plate wherein each of said gripping units is configured to be manipulated, each of said gripping units being configured to engage an associated one of a plurality of conductors, each of said gripping units comprising a vertical panel extending between a top panel and a bottom panel, each of said top panel and said bottom panel having a distal edge with respect to said vertical panel, said vertical panel having a first lateral edge and a second lateral edge, said distal edge corresponding to each of said top panel and said bottom panel being biased to engage each other, said bottom panel being coupled to said top surface of said plate, said vertical panel corresponding to each of said gripping units having a first lateral edge and a second lateral edge, said first lateral edge of said vertical panel having a first notch extending toward said second lateral edge wherein said first notch is configured to have an associated conductor extended therethrough thereby facilitating the associated conductor to be compressed between said distal edge corresponding to each of said top panel and said bottom panel.

US Pat. No. 10,507,539

WIRE ELECTRIC DISCHARGE MACHINE AND METHOD FOR CORRECTING WIRE ELECTRODE CONNECTION HOLE POSITION

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A wire electric discharge machine configured to perform a program operation in accordance with a machining program, the wire electric discharge machine comprising:a wire electrode;
a wire electrode feeder configured to feed the wire electrode;
a motor configured to move the wire electrode relatively to a workpiece to be machined, the workpiece including a connection hole previously formed therein;
an amplifier configured to drive the motor;
a controller coupled to the wire electrode feeder and the amplifier,
wherein the controller includes:
at least one memory storing therein the machining program;
an axis control circuit coupled to the amplifier;
a processor; and
a bus connecting the at least one memory, the axis control circuit, and the processor with each other,
wherein the processor is configured to read the machining program stored in the at least one memory,
wherein the processor comprises a machining path creation unit configured to create a machining path based on an axis movement command of the machining program,
wherein the processor is configured to control the amplifier, via the axis control circuit, to drive the motor to move the wire electrode relatively to the workpiece along the machining path to perform machining of the workpiece,
wherein the processor further comprises
a wire electrode connection unit configured to, upon breakage of the wire electrode, control the wire electrode feeder to feed the wire electrode to perform automatic connection of the wire electrode based on a wire electrode connection command of the machining program,
a program operation interruption unit configured to interrupt the program operation when the previously formed connection hole for connecting the wire electrode is located in a position deviated from the wire electrode connection position on the machining path so that the automatic connection of the wire electrode fails,
a wire electrode position storage unit configured to store the wire electrode connection position in the at least one memory,
a wire electrode position comparing unit configured to, after the wire electrode is manually moved to a position of the previously formed connection hole and manually connected in the position of the previously formed connection hole, and then a re-machining operation is performed, compare the position of the connected wire electrode and the stored wire electrode connection position,
a wire electrode return machining unit configured to, when the compared positions are not coincident, control the amplifier, via the axis control circuit, to drive the motor such that the connected wire electrode is returned, while machining the workpiece, back to the stored wire electrode connection position, and
a program operation restart unit configured to restart the program operation after the connected wire electrode is returned to the stored wire electrode connection position, and
wherein the program operation is performed along the machining path.

US Pat. No. 10,507,538

METHOD FOR HARD FINE MACHINING OF THE TOOTHING OF A GEAR OR OF A GEAR-LIKE PROFILE OF A WORKPIECE

KAPP WERKZEUGMASCHINEN GM...

1. A method for hard fine machining of the toothing of a gear or of a gear-like profile of a workpiece, wherein the gear or the workpiece has an axis of rotation, wherein at the method the toothing of the gear or the gear-like profile of the workpiece is machined with a hard fine machining tool, wherein the hard fine machining tool has an axis of rotation and rotates around the same during hard fine machining, wherein the method comprises the steps:a) providing a hard fine machining tool which comprises at least two axially adjacent machining zones, wherein a first machining zone is designed for the grinding of the toothing of the gear or of the gear-like profile of the workpiece and wherein a second machining zone is designed for the fine grinding or polishing of the toothing or of the gear-like profile, wherein a profile of the hard fine machining tool in the first machining tool is identical to a profile of the hard fine machining tool in the second machining zone;
b) grinding the toothing of the gear or of the gear-like profile of the workpiece with the first machining zone of the hard fine machining tool, wherein between the axis of rotation of the gear or of the workpiece and the axis of rotation of the hard fine machining tool a first pivoting angle is existent;
c) fine grinding or polishing the toothing of the gear or of the gear-like profile of the workpiece with the second machining zone of the hard fine machining tool, wherein between the axis of rotation of the gear or of the workpiece and the axis of rotation of the hard fine machining tool a second pivoting angle is existent, which is different from the first pivoting angle.

US Pat. No. 10,507,535

CUTTING INSERT AND INDEXABLE ROTARY CUTTING TOOL

Mitsubishi Hitachi Tool E...

1. A plate-shaped cutting insert that is detachably mounted in a front end portion of a tool main body that is rotated around a central axis, the cutting insert comprising:a rake face;
a flank surface; and
a cutting edge that is formed along an intersection ridge between the rake face and the flank surface,
wherein the cutting edge includes
a bottom cutting edge that is positioned at a front end in a central axis direction and forms a convex arc shape, and
an outer peripheral cutting edge that is aligned with a radial-direction outer end of the bottom cutting edge and forms a convex arc shape of which a curvature radius is larger than that of the bottom cutting edge,
wherein an angle formed between a tangent line to a boundary point between the bottom cutting edge and the outer peripheral cutting edge and the central axis is less than 45°,
wherein a curvature radius R1 of the bottom cutting edge is 0.3 to 10 mm, and
wherein a ratio (R2/R1) of a curvature radius R2 of the outer peripheral cutting edge to the curvature radius R1 of the bottom cutting edge is 3.6 to 333.

US Pat. No. 10,507,529

CUTTING TOOL AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING MACHINED PRODUCT USING THE SAME

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A cutting tool, comprising:a holder having a shape extending from a first end to a second end, and comprising
a flow path comprising an inflow port and an outflow port, and
a pocket located at a side of the first end; and
an insert located at the pocket and comprising:
a first surface,
a second surface, and
a cutting edge located in at least a part of a ridge where the first surface intersects with the second surface,
wherein the flow path comprises a first flow path and a second flow path,
wherein the first flow path comprises, as the outflow port, a first opening located at a side of the first end and located above the insert,
wherein the second flow path comprises, as the outflow port, a second opening located at a side of the first end and located above the first opening, and
wherein a first imaginary line and a second imaginary line intersect each other above the insert when the first imaginary line is a line obtained by allowing a first central axis at a side of the first opening of the first flow path to extend outward from the holder, and the second imaginary line is a line obtained by allowing a second central axis at a side of the second opening of the second flow path to extend outward from the holder.

US Pat. No. 10,507,525

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MANUFACTURING AT LEAST A PORTION OF A COMPONENT

MTU Aero Engines AG, Mun...

1. A method for manufacturing at least a portion of a component, the method comprising at least the following steps:a) depositing at least one metallic material layer by layer onto at least one building platform;
b) locally fusing or sintering the material layer by layer by supplying energy by at least one high-energy beam in a region of a buildup and joining zone to form at least a portion of at least one component layer of the component portion or of the component;
c) lowering the building platform layer by layer by a predefined layer thickness; and
d) repeating the steps a) through c) until completion of the component portion or of the component,
wherein before, during or after local layer-by-layer fusion or sintering according to process step b), at least one further portion of the component layer is formed by locally fusing or sintering the material by inductive heating at a temperature or in a temperature range above the solidus temperature of the metallic material used.

US Pat. No. 10,507,522

PRECAST HOLE SCAB REMOVING DEVICE

CITIC DICASTAL CO., LTD.,...

1. A precast hole scab removing device, which comprises a stand (1), a base plate (2), a left spring (3), a left sliding sleeve (4), a left floating column (5), a plurality of ejector pins (6), a lifting plate (7), two guide sleeves (8), two guide pillars (9), an air cylinder (10), a clamp cylinder I (11), a supporting pole I (12), a right floating column (13), a right sliding sleeve (14), a right spring (15), a supporting pole II (16), a clamp cylinder II (17), a clamp cylinder III (18) and a supporting pole III (19), wherein the base plate (2) is fixed on a platform of the stand (1); the left sliding sleeve (4) and the right sliding sleeve (14) are fixed on the base plate (2), the left floating column (5) matches with the left sliding sleeve (4), and the right floating column (13) matches with the right sliding sleeve (14); the left spring (3) is mounted in the left sliding sleeve (4) and is positioned below the left floating column (5), and the right spring (15) is mounted in the right sliding sleeve (14) and is positioned below the right floating column (13); the supporting pole I (12), the supporting pole II (16) and the supporting pole III (19) are respectively fixed at corresponding positions of the base plate (2) and respectively correspond to locating points of a workpiece; the clamp cylinder I (11), the clamp cylinder II (17) and the clamp cylinder III (18) are also fixed on corresponding positions of the base plate (2), and clamping points of the clamp cylinder I (11), the clamp cylinder II (17) and the clamp cylinder III (18) are respectively placed above the supporting pole I (12), the supporting pole II (16) and the supporting pole III (19); the plurality of ejector pins (6) are fixed on the lower surface of the lifting plate (7), and the positions of the ejector pins (6) respectively correspond to positions, at which scabs need to be removed, on the workpiece; and the two guide pillars (9) are fixed at the upper end of the lifting plate (7), the two guide sleeves (8) matching with the two guide pillars (9) are fixed on a head plate of the stand (1), the air cylinder (10) is also fixed on the head plate of the stand (1), and an output end of the air cylinder (10) is connected with the top end of the lifting plate (7).

US Pat. No. 10,507,518

HYBRID COMPONENT WITH COOLING CHANNELS AND CORRESPONDING PROCESS

9. A process of forming a component, comprising:forming a core comprising a ceramic matrix composite material;
defining a cooling channel region about the core;
casting a metal material about the core and the cooling channel region to form an outer metal shell having a coefficient of thermal expansion differing from that of the core;
disposing protective material in the cooling channel region between an outer perimeter of the core and an inner perimeter of the outer metal shell such that inner and outer perimeters of the protective material abut with the outer perimeter of the core and the inner perimeter of the outer metal shell, respectively; and
forming an array of cooling channels in the protective material.

US Pat. No. 10,507,513

SERVO-ROTATING ALL-FUNCTION TOOL MODULE FOR USE WITH SPRING FORMING MACHINE

UNION PRECISION HARDWARE ...

1. A servo-rotating all-function tool module, which is adapted to be mounted to a spring forming machine to serve as an all-direction forming tool of the spring forming machine, wherein the spring forming machine comprises a front wall board, an axle retention seat rotatably mounted to the front wall board, and an axle mounted to the axle retention seat, the axle retention seat being extended frontward relative to a front side of the front wall board, to form two support arms, a push plate being disposed between the two support arms, comprising:an axle slide base, which comprises a slide base hole fitted over the axle for the axle slide base to slide along the axle, and two parallel support braces arranged above the slide base hole;
an oscillating bar, which comprises a first end and a second end, and a shaft hole formed therein at a location between the first end and the second end so as to mount, in a rotatable manner, the oscillating bar between the two support arms of the axle retention seat, the first end being located under the push plate, the second end extending frontward relative to the front side of the front wall board through the slide base hole of the axle slide base;
an elastic element, which is mounted between the first end of the oscillating bar and the push plate to provide a downward push force to the oscillating bar;
a cam plate, which is mounted to the second end of the oscillating bar and comprises an ascending slope;
a bearing, which is rotatably mounted between the two support braces of the axle slide base and is positionable against the ascending slope;
a tool, which is mounted to the second end of the oscillating bar;
a servo transmission module assembly, which is mounted to the spring forming machine to provide a driving force for driving the axle slide base to slide along the axle;
wherein when the servo transmission module assembly drives the axle slide base to slide along the axle, the axle slide base causes the bearing to roll along the ascending slope to control, in combination with the elastic element, downward pressing or upward returning of the tool.

US Pat. No. 10,507,510

STRIP HOLDING DEVICE FOR THE DIE OF A STAMPING SYSTEM

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A metal strip holding device of a holding system having a stamping system, the metal strip holding device configured to be connected to a die of the stamping system, the metal strip holding device comprising:a bracket comprising a cavity and configured to be connected to the die; and
a magnetic component comprising at least one pole shoe, a housing having a cavity in which the magnetic component is disposed in and a flange mount, wherein the flange mount is configured to fasten the housing into the cavity of the bracket.

US Pat. No. 10,507,508

PUNCH PRESS

AMADA COMPANY, LIMITED, ...

1. A turret punch press which includes:a frame,
a rotatable lower turret that is rotatably connected to the frame and mounted with a plurality of dies,
and a rotatable upper turret that is rotatably connected to the frame and mounted with a plurality of punches,
the turret punch press punching a work by selected one of the plurality of punches and selected one of the plurality of dies at a work position, the turret punch press further comprising:
a plurality of die-support members being configured to slide tangentially with respect to the rotatable lower turret and in a direction toward the work position from a waiting position distanced from the work position by a guiding member and an actuator, so that selected one of the plurality of die-support members is positioned at the work position below the plurality of dies;
wherein the plurality of dies are provided on the rotatable lower turret along a circumferential direction thereof,
the plurality of punches are provided along a circumferential direction of the rotatable upper turret,
a plurality of tracks are concentrically provided on the rotatable lower turret and the rotatable upper turret,
each of the plurality of dies is positioned on any one of the plurality of tracks of the lower turret,
each of the plurality of punches is positioned on any one of the plurality of tracks of the upper turret,
each of the die-support members is provided with a die supporter and a waiting-die supporter,
the turret punch press further comprises a lifter for lifting the selected one of the plurality of the die-support members to be set at the work position,
the die supporter is configured to lift up the selected one of the plurality of dies to a path line when the selected one of the die-support members is lifted up by the lifter so that the work can be punched,
the waiting-die supporter is configured to locate a non-selected die at a lower level than the path line even when the selected one of the plurality of the die-support members is lifted up by the lifter,
the die supporter and the waiting-die supporter are aligned, on each of the die-support members, radially with respect to the rotatable lower turret when located at the work position,
one of the plurality of die-support members is provided with the die supporter at an outer track among the plurality of tracks of the rotatable lower turret, thereby the selected one of the plurality of dies positioned on the outer track is lifted to the path line when the selected one of the plurality of die-support members is lifted up by the lifter so that the work can be punched, and
the other one of the plurality of the die-support members is provided with the die supporter at an inner track among the plurality of tracks of the rotatable lower turret, thereby the selected the other one of the plurality of dies positioned on the inner track is lifted to the path line when the other one of the plurality of die-support members is lifted up by the lifter so that the work can be punched.

US Pat. No. 10,507,501

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING PISTON OF PUMP FOR BRAKE SYSTEM AND PUMP FOR BRAKE SYSTEM INCLUDING THE PISTON

MANDO CORPORATION, Pyeon...

1. A pump for brake system comprising:a piston disposed in a bore formed in a modulator block comprising a suction port and a discharge port, and having a hollow shape in which an inlet path communicating with the suction port is formed, wherein the piston is slidably disposed to be moved in a reciprocating manner within the bore;
an inlet valve provided in the piston;
a seat member provided in the piston, attached to the inlet valve, and having a communication hole opened or closed by the inlet valve;
a valve seat provided in the bore, partially surrounded the piston at a predetermined distance from the piston to form the inlet path as a pressure chamber to press oil, and provided with an orifice;
a piston spring disposed in the pressure chamber to press the piston;
an outlet valve provided on the valve seat to open or close the orifice; and
a cap coupled to the valve seat to support the outlet valve, fixed to the modulator block to open or close an open end of the bore, and forming, by coupling with the valve seat, a discharge chamber connected to the discharge port.

US Pat. No. 10,507,499

SYSTEM FOR FACILITATING THE TRANSPORTATION OF HANGERS

Production Plus Corp., C...

1. A rack for securing and transporting a plurality of hangers, each comprising an upper portion and configured for suspending parts for powder coating, the rack comprising:a first and second substantially vertical rail, each comprising a plurality of individual slots;
a first plurality of substantially horizontal rails extending between, and fixed to, said first and second substantially vertical rails in a non-slidable fashion, wherein each of said first plurality of substantially horizontal rails are configured to accept one or more of the plurality of hangers in a suspended arrangement such that the upper portion of each respective hanger is configured to extend across an upper surface of the respective one of the first plurality of substantially horizontal rails; and
a second plurality of substantially horizontal rails extending between said first and second substantially vertical rails, each of said second plurality of substantially horizontal rails being received within one of the plurality of individual slots on each of the first and second substantially horizontal rails;
wherein said plurality of individual slots are configured to permit each of the second plurality of substantially horizontal rails to be selectively moved into contact with a respective one of the first plurality of substantially horizontal rails so as to trap the upper portion of each of said suspended hangers between the first and second substantially horizontal rails.

US Pat. No. 10,507,498

APPARATUS FOR PARTICLE CLEANING

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. An apparatus for cleaning particles, the apparatus comprising:an aperture configured to supply a fluid onto a workpiece;
an acoustic wave generator disposed on a first side of the workpiece and configured to apply an acoustic wave onto the fluid;
a removing module disposed on the first side of the workpiece and configured to draw the fluid; and
a first arm and a second arm forming a casing including the aperture, the acoustic wave generator and the removing module,
wherein at least one of the first arm and the second arm covers an entirety of the workpiece from a cross-sectional view,
wherein the first arm further defines a fluid channel containing the fluid and comprises a retention cuff laterally surrounding the fluid channel and facing the workpiece, wherein the retention cuff comprises an air inlet and an air outlet to generate an air barrier in a gap between the retention cuff and the workpiece to prevent the fluid from flowing out of the fluid channel.

US Pat. No. 10,507,495

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CLEANING A SURFACE WITH MULTIPLE PROTRUDING STUDS

1. Apparatus for cleaning a surface having multiple protruding studs comprising:a top plate portion including a connection portion for receiving a power tool attachment of a rotary power tool and stud engagement portions for receiving at least one of the studs;
a bottom plate portion including a buffing pad and stud engagement portions for receiving at least one of the studs, the bottom plate portion adjacent the top plate portion; and
a drive assembly for translating rotation movement from the rotary power tool to a linear force and applying the force to the bottom plate portion for movement of the buffing pad over the surface having multiple protruding studs, the studs extending from a surface outside of the apparatus through the bottom plate into the stud engagement portions of the top plate.

US Pat. No. 10,507,492

METHOD, DEVICE AND APPARATUS FOR DISPENSING POLYURETHANE MIXTURES

CANNON S.P.A., Milan (IT...

1. An apparatus for foaming a panel, comprising:supporting means for supporting a substrate to be foamed;
a dispensing station for depositing, continuously over time, for processes lasting more than 30 minutes without any interruption, along a transverse section with respect to an intended advancement direction of a substrate, a series of thin, uniform films of reagent resins that are highly reactive and have a gel time of less than 36 seconds, said thin, said dispensing station be configured for arranging uniform films side by side so as to cover with expansion of a foam an entire width of substrate;
wherein said dispensing station includes at least one dispensing for dispensing a liquid polyurethane mixture, the at least one dispensing device being fed by a respective mixing head;
the at least one dispensing device including an inlet section suitable for receiving a liquid mixture generated by a combination of chemically reactive component resins with an addition of an expanding agent and solid powder charges, nano charges, or emulsifying gases; an outlet slit section arranged transversely to said advancement direction and configured to dispense a thin, uniform film of said liquid mixture having a width corresponding to an extension of said outlet slit section; an upper valve element and a lower valve element, mutually coupled and having a first conveying and containing surface and a second conveying and containing surface, respectively, facing each other and being spaced apart so as to define a gap chamber for distribution and advancement of the liquid mixture from said inlet section to said outlet slit section, said gap chamber being shaped in a diverging manner from said inlet section until it reaches a same width as said outlet slit section;
wherein said first conveying and containing surface and second conveying and containing surface have geometric shapes complementary to each other, and are spatially shaped so as to define, for various fractions of said mixture, respective paths radiating from the respective inlet section to respective equidistant zones of said outlet slit section, wherein said paths all having a same extension length, so that all fractions of the liquid mixture will travel equal distances from the inlet section to the outlet slit section, in equal times, maintaining equal average speeds along each section having zones placed all at a same path distance either from the inlet section or from the outlet slit section, so as to inhibit formation of dishomogeneous layers of reacted resins, with a consequent dishomogeneity of the exiting film;
said apparatus including:
a dual conveyor having a plurality of mutually articulated plate or slab members, arranged to support and advance, along said advancement direction, a panel progressively obtained through foaming of said substrate, and arranged to counteract a thrust of expanding foam;
wherein said plate or slab members include:
wheel dragging means lying on a vertical plane, protruding to engage with central screw driving means, to be drawn along said advancement direction; and
rail elements extending along said advancement direction, and arranged so as to laterally guide said wheel dragging means, while supporting a thrust of the foam in a central area of the structure of a dual conveyor; and
thrust bearing wheel units arranged close to a central zone and to side zones of each plate or slab member, and configured to act as supports and to counteract thrust from expanding foam as well as to limit a deflection of several sections of each respective plate or slab member to a minimum.

US Pat. No. 10,507,489

METHOD MANUFACTURING FOR DECORATIVE CONSTRUCTION PLATE

NISSHIN STEEL CO., LTD., ...

1. A method for manufacturing a decorative construction plate, the method comprising subjecting a metal siding material including: a metallic substrate on which a recess-projection pattern having a height difference of 0.5 mm or more is formed and on which an ink receiving layer formed from a resin composition is provided; a core material; and a back-side material, to flame treatment by exposing the metal siding material to flame with an output of 250 kJ/h to 12000 kJ/h per 10-mm width of a flame port of a burner so that the surface temperature of the substrate does not exceed 300° C., followed by performing inkjet printing using an active ray curable ink.

US Pat. No. 10,507,485

DRYING SYSTEM EMPLOYING COMPRESSED AIR

1. A method of drying an object using a drying system employing compressed air, the method comprising:connecting a coil-shaped tube to a compressed air source, the coil-shaped tube including an internal passage for transporting the compressed air and a plurality of apertures fluidly connecting the internal passage of the coil-shaped tube to an exterior region of the coil-shaped tube, the coil-shaped tube including a plurality of straight sections, the plurality of apertures oriented to discharge the compressed air from each aperture of the plurality of apertures in a direction perpendicular to a straight section of the plurality of straight sections containing the apertures and toward a center region of the coil-shaped tube so as to generate a vortex within the center region of the coil-shaped tube, the vortex being configured to direct a liquid removed from the surface of the object in a first direction;
discharging a stream of compressed air from the plurality of apertures; and
moving an object to be dried through the coil-shaped tube and the stream of compressed air in a second direction opposite the first direction, along a path of travel coinciding with a longitudinal axis of the coil-shaped tube.

US Pat. No. 10,507,480

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING A MIST

Tyco Fire Products LP, L...

1. Apparatus for generating a mist comprising:a conduit having a mixing chamber and an exit;
a first annular transport fluid nozzle in fluid communication with the conduit, the first transport fluid nozzle being adapted to introduce a transport fluid into the mixing chamber;
a second annular transport fluid nozzle in fluid communication with the conduit, the second transport fluid nozzle being adapted to introduce further transport fluid or a second transport fluid into the mixing chamber; and
an annular working fluid nozzle positioned adjacent the first transport fluid nozzle intermediate the first transport fluid nozzle and the exit, the working fluid nozzle being adapted to introduce a working fluid into the mixing chamber;
wherein the first transport fluid nozzle and the working fluid nozzle have an angular orientation and internal geometry such that in use interaction of the transport fluid and working fluid in the mixing chamber causes the working fluid to atomise and form a dispersed vapour/droplet flow regime, which is discharged as a mist from the exit, the mist comprising working fluid droplets;
wherein each of the working fluid nozzle, the first transport fluid nozzle, and the second transport fluid nozzle comprise an annular nozzle that circumscribes the conduit and provides fluid into the mixing chamber,
wherein each of the first transport fluid nozzle, the working fluid nozzle, and the second transport fluid nozzle include a corresponding convergent-divergent portion, a first portion of the first transport fluid nozzle downstream of the corresponding convergent-divergent portion defining a first axis, a second portion of the working fluid nozzle downstream of the corresponding convergent-divergent portion defining a second axis, an angle between the first axis and the second axis being acute such that the first transport fluid nozzle is angled towards a stream of working fluid from the working fluid nozzle; and
wherein the second annular transport fluid nozzle is positioned nearer to the exit of the conduit than the working fluid nozzle, such that the working fluid nozzle is intermediate both the first transport fluid nozzle and the second annular transport fluid nozzle.

US Pat. No. 10,507,477

ELECTROSTATIC SPRAYING SYSTEM

Spraying Systems Co., Wh...

1. A lubricant dispensing system comprising:a lubricant supply;
an electrostatic spray head for receiving lubricant from said lubricant supply;
said spray head including a nozzle body that defines a lubricant receiving chamber;
an electrode assembly including an electrode mounted in said nozzle body and connected to a high voltage source for electrostatically charging lubricant directed into said lubricant receiving chamber;
a capillary tube supported by said nozzle body;
said capillary tube having an inlet end communicating with said lubricant receiving chamber and an outlet end that defines a discharge orifice of said electrostatic spray head;
said capillary tube having an internal diameter between 0.020 and 0.032 inches for directing electrostatically charged lubricant from said spray head in the form of a single stream of electrostatically charged droplets in aligned relation for application onto an item to be lubricated in a controlled line having a width no greater than 0.125 inches;
said electrode being supported within said nozzle body for adjustable positioning relative to said nozzle body;
said capillary tube being supported within an upstanding support post of said nozzle body, said support post defining an entry passage communicating between said lubricant receiving chamber and said capillary tube; and
said electrode having terminal end including a conical downstream end selectively positionable relative to an upstream end of said support post for controlling the lubricant flow rate through said entry passage to said capillary tube in relation to the adjusted position of the electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,507,475

DEVICE FOR STRUCTURING THE SURFACE OF A PRESSED SHEET OR AN ENDLESS STRIP

1. A device for structuring a surface of a metal pressed sheet or of an endless strip, comprising:a support device adapted to support the metal pressed sheet or endless strip during structuring;
a spray head and a slideway adapted to permit movement of the spray head into a desired position within a plane defined by an X and a Y coordinate, the spray head is further adapted to move in a Z direction with reference to a work surface which is spanned by the X and Y direction, said spray head being guided by means of a digitalized template that is identical to a printed image of an impregnated paper used in a further pressing process; and
independent drive elements connected to a control unit and configured to move the spray head into the desired position, wherein the spray head comprises a nozzle head for the application of an ultraviolet (UV) hardening lacquer and the nozzle head is equipped with an ultraviolet (UV) light source attached directly thereto that irradiates a completed section of a mask applied in sections, and wherein the nozzle head is guided at a constant distance of 0.1 to 4 mm from the surface of the pressed sheet or endless strip by means of an automatic leveling device directly attached to said nozzle head.

US Pat. No. 10,507,474

NOZZLE FOR FAST INFLATION AND DEFLATION

1. A nozzle for inflation and deflation, comprising:a flexible plastic body having a horn shape and provided with a valve sheet in an internal chamber of the flexible plastic body;
an air tube having a bottom jointed to the flexible plastic body; and
a sealing plug for being movably connected to an outer port of the air tube,
wherein a region where the valve sheet and the air tube are not in contact forms an air channel for air inflation and deflation, the air tube is pushed until the flexible plastic body is deformed and bent toward the valve sheet for keeping or storing air to avoid air leakage for a period of time, an inner port of the air tube is sealed by the valve sheet, and an inner port of the air tube is plugged and sealed by the sealing plug;
wherein the flexible plastic body and the air tube are formed as an integrated structure;
wherein the valve sheet has an arc shape, and is provided with a mediate sealing part and two connection parts extended from the mediate sealing part, and each of the connection parts has an end narrower than the mediate sealing part; and
wherein the mediate sealing part has an area greater than the inner port of the air tube.

US Pat. No. 10,507,464

MICROFLUIDIC DEVICE

Blacktrace Holdings Limit...

1. A microfluidic device, comprising:a block comprising at least one reservoir;
a base layer attached to a bottom of the block;
a microfluidic channel formed in the base layer or at an interface between the block and base layer, the microfluidic channel being in fluid communication with the at least one reservoir;
a static pressure source operatively coupleable to the at least one reservoir; and
a flow path from the at least one reservoir to the microfluidic channel, the flow path having a first portion which extends upwardly away from the base layer over a barrier and into a second portion which extends downwardly towards the base layer and leads to the microfluidic channel, the flow path being configured such that it prevents flow from the at least one reservoir to the microfluidic channel under the influence of gravity alone when, in use, the at least one reservoir is filled to a level below a level of a top of the barrier.

US Pat. No. 10,507,463

PIPETTE FOR ACTIVATING A SYRINGE

Eppendorf AG, Hamburg (D...

1. A pipette for actuating a syringe, comprising:a strip-shaped housing (2),
a first receptacle (20) with a first opening (21) at the bottom end of the housing (2) for inserting a first fastening section (16) at the top edge of a cylinder (11) of the syringe (3),
a receiving body with a second receptacle (24) and a second opening (26) at the bottom end in the housing (2) for inserting a second fastening section (19) on a plunger (12) of the syringe (3),
a first holding mechanism for releasably holding (23) the first fastening section (16) in the first receptacle (20),
a second holding mechanism for releasably holding (27) the second fastening section (19) in the second receptacle (24),
a first displacing mechanism for displacing (5) the receiving body (25) in the housing (2) away from the first receptacle (20),
a second displacing mechanism for displacing (28, 36, 39) the receiving body (25) toward the first receptacle (20) in steps by an increment corresponding to the liquid volume to be ejected by the syringe (3) in the steps,
an actuation element (36) which can be actuated outside of the housing (2) for executing individual steps,
a toothed rack (28) with teeth (29) arranged in the housing (2) and connected to the receiving body (25),
a pawl (39) pivotably mounted in the housing (2) on the actuation element (36) which engages with the teeth (29) of the toothed rack (28) and entrains the toothed rack when the actuation element (36) is displaced downward, and disengages with the teeth (29) when the actuation element (36) is displaced upward,
an adjustable adjusting element (10) for adjusting the increment of the steps that can be adjusted outside of the housing (2),
a cover (41) displaceably arranged on the toothed rack (28) on the side of the pawl (29) with a holding surface (71) facing the pawl (39), for holding the pawl (39) from engaging in the teeth (29), and a catching edge (70) at the bottom end, below which the teeth (29) are exposed for engagement by the pawl (39),
a coupling element (68) arranged on the cover (41) that is coupled to the adjusting element (10) to transfer an adjustment of the adjusting element (10) to the cover (41),
wherein the cover has a first cover part (42) consisting of plastic that comprises the coupling element (68) and a longitudinal slot (61), and a second cover part (43), consisting of sheet metal held on a bottom cover part (42), that comprises a bend (49) arranged in the longitudinal slot (61) and an associated leaf spring (53),
the catching edge (70) is formed on the first cover part (42),
the toothed rack on the side facing the cover has a projecting cam (80) that contacts the bend (49) in the longitudinal slot (61) at the end of the displacement of the receiving body (25) toward the first receptacle (20), whereby the leaf spring (53) is deflected, and the pawl (39) is held by the leaf spring (53) from further engagement in the teeth (29) of the toothed rack (28), and
with the exception of a section comprising at least the bend (49) and leaf spring (53), the second cover part (43) is overmolded by the plastic of the first cover part (42) in a specific position of the bend (49) with respect to the coupling element (68) which securely connects the first cover part (42) and second cover part (43) to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,507,459

PROCESS FOR THE CATALYTIC CONVERSION OF MICRO CARBON RESIDUE CONTENT OF HEAVY HYDROCARBON FEEDSTOCKS AND A LOW SURFACE AREA CATALYST COMPOSITION FOR USE THEREIN

SHELL OIL COMPANY, Houst...

1. A catalyst suitable for use in the catalytic conversion of an MCR content of a heavy hydrocarbon feedstock, wherein said catalyst comprises: a calcined particulate of a co-mulled mixture, wherein said co-mulled mixture that is formed into a particulate, which is subsequently calcined to provide said calcined particulate, comprises a molybdenum component, a nickel component, an uncalcined pseudo-boehmite powder prepared by a two-step precipitation process and comprising at least 90 weight percent pseudo-boehmite, a mineral acid, and a catalyst fines portion having a particle size between 5 and 50 microns (?m) and a mean pore diameter between 40 ? and 150 ?, and wherein said calcined particulate is prepared under conditions so that it has specifically defined physical properties including: (a) a total surface area of greater than 160 m2/g and less than 240 m2/g; (b) a median pore diameter in the range of from 85 ? to 120 ?; (c) from 8% to 22% of the total pore volume of said calcined particulate in the macropores having a pore diameter of 250 ? or greater; and (d) greater than 40% and no more than 60% of the total pore volume of said calcined particulate within its pores having a diameter in the range of from 55 ? to 115 ?; and (e) from about 10% to or about 45% of the total pore volume of said calcined particulate is within the pores of a pore diameter in the range of from 50 ? to 100 ?.

US Pat. No. 10,507,457

HONEYCOMB STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A honeycomb structure comprising:promoter particles which contain at least first promoter particles made of a ceria-zirconia solid solution; and
a binder phase in which a number of inorganic binder particles are aggregated with each other, with ?-alumina being a main component, the inorganic binder particles interposed between the promoter particles, wherein
the honeycomb structure is obtained by sintering at a temperature of 1100° C. or less
the binder phase contain Fe and/or Cr dissolved in ?-alumina; and
the honeycomb structure has a specific surface area at a ratio of 90% or more after heating to before heating at 1200° C. for 20 hours.

US Pat. No. 10,507,456

METAL OXIDE CATALYST, METHOD OF PREPARING THE CATALYST, AND METHOD OF ALCOHOL USING THE SAME

KOREA KUMHO PETROCHEMICAL...

2. A metal oxide catalyst involved in a hydrogenation reaction in which a ketone is converted into an alcohol, wherein the metal oxide catalyst has a spinel structure represented by the following Formula 1:XAl2O4,  
wherein X represents copper and a content of the copper in the metal oxide catalyst is in a range of 40 to 55% by weight.